The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 25, 1951 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, July 25, 1951
Page 8
Start Free Trial

PAGE EIGHT s. (AKK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEW* CO. H. W HAINES. PublUher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publlshw A. A. PREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sola National Advertising Representative*: Wallace WUuicr Co- New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. Entered as second class matter at th« posi- office at BLytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917 Member o( The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city o! Blytheville or anj suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per week. By mall, within a radius or 50 miles, 16.00 per year, $2.50 (or six months, $1,25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And he said, U Is not the voice of them that ihoui for inask'ry, neither Is It the voice of (Item thai cry for being overcome; but Ihe noise of I hem that sing do I hc»r.—Extxiui 32:18, * * * Even In a righteous cause force is a fearful thing; God only he]pa when men can help no more. Barbs Some folks live happily ever alter-deciding not to get married. , # • # An Pennsylvania mail and his wife are rivals la the beauty parlor business. Maybe they're doing It io keep up appearance*. * » • Police In an Ohio town dumped 40 slot machines in a river. From fish on land to fish in ths water. * * * When joii jusi lake thing* u thy come, they usually don't. * * • Plane pilots asking for more dough should b« convincing wlisn they complain of the high cost of living. No Matter When Acheson Goes, GOP Will Take Credit Reports are growing in the capital (hat President Truman is now thinking seriously about dropping Secretary of State Acheson from his cabinet. According to hints from several sources, the President would replace Acheson with John J. McCloy, able U. S. commissioner for Western Germany. If there is any truth at all to these rumors, they reflect a distinct change in Air. Truman's attitude. Up to this time he has'adamantly refused all appeals for Acheson's removal. He has answered each tne by declaring that Acheson is the best man for the job and deserves to stay. A month or two ago, many worried Democrats high in party councils began trooping into the White House to beg for Acheson's ouster. Some, like Senator Connally of Texas, have stiff reelection battles ahead in 1952, and they see the secretary as a grave handicap at the polls. De.spitfi his firm turn-down of their rcniiest, the I'rosidonl seems to have been moved by the Democrats' 1952 predicament. Certainly he is too much a party man to pans over the situation lightly. In the event he actually dues make a change, speculation will l, e rampant on the issue of what decided him. Perhaps it wil Iprove to be his conviction that a really satisfactory replacement was at hand. Or possibly it will be simply that party considerations took on increasing weight with passing lime. Whatever the explanation, Mr. Truman is sure to time any acceptance of Acheson's resignation carefully, lie will not want the Republicans to claim credit for forcing him out of office. So the move, if it comes, probably will coincide with a period when foreign affairs are going fairly well and the secretary seems to be free of immediate pressure. The Republicans, of course, will take credit for an Acheson outscr anyway. He has been their chief political target for more than two years. And there can be no question that it is they who have made Acheson a political liability to the President. Thanks to the GOP, Acheson has become the most controversial secretary of state in 20th century American history. Whether the campaign against him -sill pay off in Republican votes next year, only the boldest political soothsayer would care to guess. Should he he allowed to resign by the end of 1351, it is conceivable that by the following November he might be pretty faint in the voters' memory. On the other hand, the GOP might be highly successful in keeping his name vivid until voting day. Thi* ig not the place to r«v!ew th« arguments for and against Achenon. But every American must hope that the next secretBi'.v of state, for his own good, for that of his office and that ot bin country, will be a man who somehow can escape becoming the raging storm center that Acheson has been since 1949. Stalin Has Not Forgotten Tito Yugoslavia iias declined to earmark part of its armed forces for possible call by the United Nations. Tito explained that pressure from the Soviet Union and its satellites was never greater than now. In our attention to other events, we may have forgotten that Tito has one of the most explosive borders in the world. Sliootinjf incidents between Yugoslav and satellite soldiers are a daily occurrence, and have been for many months. These brushes are no accident. They are provoked on orders of the Soviet Union, so that if and when the Kremlin decides to attack Tito, it will have readymade circumstances to fit its propaganda purposes. In the meantime, they serve us clear evidence that Moscow is not relaxing in its campaign to crush Tito, the Communist who dared to rebel against his Hussian masters. So long as they go on, the world cannot lightly assume that Russia is now heading into a new era of sweet reasonableness. Views of Others Pressure Group's War The fight over "controls" In Congress has been described In various ways—most of them uncomplimentary. Administration supporter* charge the Republicans are "playing politics." AntiadnilntolratloriLst* retort that the administration played politics when it refused to apply authorized controls last year. Trumanites insist that the President needs broader controls to prevent inflation during the late summer and fall ot 1950—and that the use of controls this year has been partial, lopsided and Ineffective. Many observers far from the maddening sceni In Washington size it up as a b&ttle between. pressure groups for selfish profit and advantage. Price control—with emphasis on the control erf farm food products—is demanded by the lab^ bloc which balked against and halted wage stabilization. A labor spokesman lasl week defensively 'declared that "labor has agreed to wage contiols and It submitting to them now." But that statement is contradicted byi'the record. There la no stable wage celling. Stabilization director Erro Johnston could only sny that he hoped for a wage stabilization formula soon and admitted its urgent need. The folks back home In great majority, we believe, consider reasonable controls, firmly avid Impartially administered, a necessary weapon against. Inflation. Also they consider Increased taxation necessary to meet the Increased defense costs. But the constant demands for additional billions , of expenditure on nondefense schemes increases .the popular disgust engendered by tha noisy battle between selfish pressure groups bent, on wringing every possible udvantage for themselves out of the national emergency. If Congress and the administration could see themselves nnri this struggle as millions of Am - erlcans outside Washington sec them, both mii;lii mend their ways and give an awakened sense of their responsibility to the welfare of the nation nt large right of way over the selfish demands of bitterly wrangling pressure groups. But the volca of the people outside seemingly is drowned ont by tlic Insistent clamor of the aggressive pressure groups mobilized and cencenlralcd in the n.ition'3 capital. —New Orleans Times-Picayune SO THEY SAY The Kremlin respects nothing but strength - . . When we and our allies are strong enough we will find an entirely dilfcrent political situation in the world. Confidence will replace fear among the irce countries. —W. Avcrcll tinrrlinan, presidential adviser. » • • Today \ve arc in greater danger of dying by our own hands tiian ever before in history. Talk- Ing about Democracy Is not enough. Knowledge of Democracy acquired In democratic experience Is likely to produce democratic habits. —Frank H. Weil, socinl welfare expert of New York. • * • It's i good thing tor triplets to meet oilier triplets, because sometimes they get to thinking Ihe.v're a llttic peculiar, since there are three of (hem. —Mrs. William Maloue) 1 , president, Mothers of Triplets AMU. • » * Off the lecord. they say Grant was full—all the time. —Sen. Eugene D. Miiijkin (R., Colo.), replying to senate statement that Gen. Ulysses 3. Grant was not a full general muil atler civil War. • • • My antcsiors ncre Presbyterians for six genera- lions, but ... i decided to become a Methodist. I decided I could be Just as good a man in the Methodist Church as in the rrciiylcrun Church, !f I wauled to. —Vice Pre«. Alben W. Barkl Big Business Executive Discovers Even a Bureaucrat Can Be Thrifty "Is This a Private Fight or Can Anyone Get In?/'. WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 19SI Peter fdson's Washington Column — WASHINGTON — (KEA> — Ed- Win T. Gibson, General Foods executive vice president, is retiring soon as deputy administrator of National Production Administration. H e thinks more businessmen should come to Washington as he has, to learn how the vast U. s. govern- m e n t operates. He himjelf has gained considerable respect, for Peter Edion the ability of many top bureaucrats. And he has one story ti show how the supposedly spendthrift government pinches Its per.nie.-,. As a "WOC"—a private citizen serving the government "without compensation," Mr. Gibson has been allowed the usual tl5-a-i!uy expense money. That's supposed to cover even-thing..On one' occasion lie liad to go to New York. To save the government some money, lie hopped a ride on a General Foods private plane which happened to be going that wny. But he came back by trtiin, and billed the government for the return fare. His expense account went through General Accounting Office audit, and came back with $1.40 disallowed. The reason given was that he should have bought K round-trip ticket, to save the government money. P.Uiently he wrote a letter explaining that he had ridden for free cne way on this trip. He asked it, in the future, he should ride only by trajn and charge the government both ways, at increased cost. GAO never answered this question. But they sent him a check for 51.40. Not Unusual Defense Production Administrator Manly Pleischniann, who is also National Production Authority administrator, believes that the U. S. civilian economy will rock along at about the present rate for the rest of 1951. This is at the level of 60 to 70 per cent of 1950, and he says it's still a pretty high standard of living. When Administrator Fleischmann gave this assuring news at a press conference, he was asked when the great "iullation.iry gap" would hit —when would it be that there was more money in circulation than there were goods to buy? One reporter observed that there still seemed to be more goods in the stores than he had money to buy them with. "That," admitted Fieischmann, "is also certainly true in my caso." Israel and Oil Israel is making strong old to become a great oil refining center, picking up the ball that Iran is fumbling through Us nationalization fight with Britain. Refinery at Haifa, Israel, Is third largest in Middle East. It was built by Anglo-Iranian anil Koyal Dutch companies. Present capacity is four million tons a'year, but only one- third of this capacity Is now used. Plans are underway to raise capacity to nine million tons a year. Crude oil is now received from Kuwait region on Persian GulJ through 12-inch pipeline, but additional oil could be brought by tanker. Don'l Be Scared, but— No scare statements have been put out to alarm the public unduly, but two hints have been given that U.S. Defense officials consider Russian threat greater thai, at any time since end of World War II. First was Defense Secretary George Marshall's statement to house Foreign Affairs Committee on the need for European arms aid. General Marshall then referred to "the amazing build-up" of Soviet power. Earlier, General Marshall had expressed concern over Russian army occupation of southern Kurile isb.nds, just a short distance from Hokkaido, Japan, Second warning was given by Air Force Secretary Thomas K. Pin- letter, on 1000-plane strength of Red Chinese in Korea and Manchuria. Point here was that if Korean fighting continued. Commu- Se» EDSON on Page 12 IN HOLLYWOOD R<1 KRSKINR JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — CNEA) — In collaboration with a blonde movie dish named Junis Carter, I've whipped up a little science-fiction opus about the Hertys, Greets and Latins of the futue. And if It's nil right with Janls. who did the research, we'll call it: •MOVIE QUEENS 26 YEARS A. T." That A. T. means AFTER TELEVISION. No sponge rubber and plexiglass fashions whipped up by tomorrow's Kdith Head and Jean Louis will be necessary. Just a suit that won't wrinkle in the clcrricrc loo much when a rlull hops abonril the spare ship tliiil will take her to tlir mime IticMcrs where her next picture Is [ila.vlnsr. Miss Future will set the firsi thousand lickeis at the box-oince, pose with the winner of the local ueUer babies contest, rccilc Lincoln's Gettysburg address on the stage for five performances and do everything! but grab n megaphone and yell: "Step right inside (he b:g lent to see my latest picture." Johnson being fautistic a?aln? Not according to Janis. She's been living out of her trunk for a couple of years now as Hollywood's \o. I traveling snlpNwonian for movies and she told me: "The big stars will have la start. traveling. Compelition's loo keen " ON WAV OUT The glamour ot Hollywood is going fast. People no longer go to see a star because lie has a yacht. 'They don't put the ropes up in theaters because a star has wuten a maR.i.-.ine article about the curse of her great beauty, either." Janis travel log sl.iltcd when Columbia sent her out to wlrp up yokel Interest in "The Petty oirl" —"I don't know why they sent me. "t know every mayor and governor in the rouulry," Janis confided. "And I've been to lowns where nobody's ever seen a movie star. 1 (elt like (he man from Mars in a couple of plac»s. "Bnl U dots onp bin tlilny. It create* Intere** In the picture you're selling. The (healers are packed." Janis will malch her collection of keys to the cities with anybody in Hollywod. Some mayor is nlwaj-s handing Janis a lock-opener about the size of the Washington monument and Jnnls is always saying: "How per Cecily sweet." She groaned: "I've never found out what these keys open. Another doz.en and I'll have to move out of my apartment. You'd think they'd make them a little smaller and stud them with diamonds, why don't they hang one li'l old mink tail on the tiling?" EXHIIIITIO.VIST She likes to travel. "And you build a big following /or yourself, too," she whispered. "The exhibitors get out and root for you. i'ou sell pictures and you sell yourself." Columbia signed Janis, clashed the cymbals that proclaim that a new star has been hatched in "Framed." then consigned her to homc-bre.iker roles "because I happened to be on Ihe lot." she moaned: "Those heavy roles. I was jetting to be a ps>cbo about the whole fliins. Then along came Technicolor and (rrcd me. They can't iry'^e a no-Rood wench out of me now that I've found color. T photograph :<ll pink and blonde nllh vlolcl ; ryes." She's even singing, at long last, in "Half Bvced." "I never s.-m- so many men around in a movie set in my lite. Put on as little as you c,m get away with and the men are right there. And for the time not one Joe conies you. The bums." •JACOBY ON BRIDGE BJ OSWAT.IJ JACOBY Written for NEA Service To Open a Trump Watch Other's Bids •Hip bidding of Ihe opponent.-, Mintumu Milt you v> open » once over lightly- Bj A. A, Frtdrtckson Although I can't tWnk of what It would be specifically, ther. murt be some kind of lesson that both Washington' and the rest of the country can learn from Hollywood and Radio Center. L ' fff Far from (lie tourist traps SB both these citadels of enteitain- menfc, there are lads si' ring over hot typewriters in high-priced efforts to chill the American spin* and curdle the Yankee blood for anywhere from half an hour to 90 minutes, depending on the media. Americans seem to have an un- DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Ttvenly or 25 years ago one disease ii«euc.-aus seem eo nave an un- of the nervous system known as mul- denying passion for suspense. From tlple sclerosis was so uncommon as 8 &> 80. they huddle before radios. to be considered almost a medical *« ^, ^.i^iudcu tumult a medical "quint uiw rv screens alia grin curiosity in the United States - theater seat arm-rests while wait- though not in other nlnr>p« nn^v. n.. Intr fni- Hi^ nrtffi,, i;,i +„ -. _. Ing for the lid to open slow- though not in other places such as England and Germany. ,, „, lne ner oine Co vanish It must be said with regret that puff of technicolor smoke ".vn inglel. Lllal, this Is no longer true, and multiple sclerosis, while not a "common" disease, Is no longer rare. Why this change has occurred Is not known- S " d the siivah screen seem to hav « if it wore we might have a vital H,P someth " 1 B that keeps bringing the . . *ii,ai ijlUB /iii".- if it wore we might have a vltai ciui to the cause and what to do about it An accepted identification of the cause—and methods of prevention and treatment—are what Is needed It is known that the disease attacks small and often distant parts of the central nervous system, the spinal cord and brain stem particularly and that Ihe symptoms depend on what particular area is affected This latter point means that the signs of the disease tend to vary from person to person. Indeed when I mentioned some of the more common symptoms on a previous occasion a number of people jumped to the conclusion that that was what was wrong with them. This is a dangerous practice since the diagnosis can only be made by an expert and many people can have the same symptoms from wholly different causes. One feature of multiple scerosis which is rather difficult to explain is why those who have it go through long periods when they are first better and then worse. Nevertheless this has its good side because often it Is possible to lengthen the good periods and shorten the bad ones. Climate Important A moderate climate and avoidance of colds or other infections seems to be one of the measures which help in this respect. It seems to be generally recognized that real progress in the control of multiple sclerosis can only come by acquiring more knowledge about the disease. This In turn will be the result of research and this is golne forward on many fronts. This need has been recognized by the formation of the National Mul- .t.»,^ u vf vli ^ national MUI- ,.* ,*. - t ~..-....~.,,. 0 .mj tlple Sclerosis Society (270 Park interested party on the sub- Ave., New York 17) which is ran- Jeet o£ Uxati ™. whom to slap it °**i' >- 1 '• , - , „ , , , rtlliun Uf SUl)- ported by voluntary contributions and which in turn aids research. 15 Years Ago In BlytheviHe— • iss Mildred Lou Hubbard had j „.,!„_, u A 4>j.i;Hjijitjg in GO guests went to Rustic Inn for in termission. return Monday from a'tw"'weeks motor trip through the New En<'land states and points of Canad'a. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Potter and daughter. Snooty, are visiting in points of Michigan. They plan to return about August 1 squint into TV screens and grip or the heroine to vanish tn And never get tired of it. The scriveners of the airwave* end the siivah screen seem to have customers oack for more. Thus .irt they should explain more fully tor the edification of the public and its officials, who could use a set of lessons these days. There is no shortage of suspense nationally and globally these days and crises are bitstin' out all over. These events suffer, however, ori account of lacking the magic label of fiction and the audience is inclined to nod and doze while sitting on it"; hands. ^ It has been said earlier and mo« astutely thai we are being bombarded with crises v to the extent that they bore us. After the first half- dozen, or so crises, we became accustomed to the bigness and blackness of the headlines and to ths solemn proclamations of impending aisaster. Having heard a gross of Congressmen and federal officials view with alarm and warn and caution and cajole, we .began shrugging our shoulders when the world -'ailed to come to an end. Unfortunately, the crises and wars and border incidents and untenable situations and oil dispute* and assassinations and inflation and casualty 'lists and influence peddlers and bribes and political pandering ana official immorality all are true. It's almost too much fact to accept at once. Fiction we can take m carload lots without straining any cerebral muscle, but the events of the present threaten to unhinge the mind if dwelled on persistently. Debilitating to the average soul for Instance. Is the everlasting.cry to hardest. Personally, 1 have ac-_ quired a bellyful of the record being played again and again for Congressmen apparently unable to mnke up their minds without consulting the oracle of lobbyists. On one side, we have an arrange- mcnt by Iabor ond the s»ik-the- rich crew Higher corporation and other, a monoton- them - ^thrsfo^FFi? "^ £ e c^onrr: 00 A went'to Ru»L^! " °< ."-lurer, «- ?*. he soup. He had to win and had to return spades. No matter what ne did, he could win only two spade tricks, and South was bound to make his contract. West should have set the contract before South could win a trick. South had bid spades, and west could see eight spades in his own hand and the dummy. Obviously, East n-as short and could ruff the third round. :rump. For example, dummy may deny one suit bid by his partner and raise another suit with enthusiasm. That sort of bidding usually Indicates ability to ruff the denied suit, In which case the defenders may have to lead trumps at eveiy opportunity in order to ;et their tricks. In today's hand tlie bidding . . ... . sounded just like that to West. As West should have laid down the it turned out. however, he should \ ace and king of spades as soon as have tnsted his eyes as well as *-- " liis ears. When West opened the ace d hearts, a very reasonable opening lead because of dummy's bidding he had the chance to see that dummy was not short in spades. Staring West in the face were three small spades. In spite of this West failed to change his plan. He continued ^ aes as soon as he saw the dummy. Then a spade ruff would have set the contract. NORTH 4743 VQ1084 »K83 + A42 WEST • EAST 4AK1052 «8 V A8 ¥52 •J9652 + 10765 J SOITTH (D) AQJ98 VKJ873 • A7 *J»8 N-SvuL South Wot North Ewt t * Pas* I N. T. Pass 2V Pass 1» Paw 4» Double Fan Pan Pass Opening lead—V A »'Kh a second irump, whereupon declarer, as bridge jargon so elegantly puts it, wrapped*four hearts around West's neck. Soulh won (he second round of trumps In his hand, cashed his clubs and the ace of diamonds, and crossed to the king of diamods to discard a spade on the ace of clubs. He completed the stripping process uy ruffing dummy's last diamond. . Now he could lead a trump to dummy and return a spade. When East played low, Soulh put up the queen, and West found himself In . imber of Commerce and affili- ( ated management lodges. Recurring theme here is a nix on corporation or e.p. taxes which pinch our net and huh-uh on upped income taxes which whittle our customers' buying power but how about a general sales tax which Csotto voce with fortissimo en the brass) can be passed on to the buyer? Upon hearing the familiar strains through a dozen encores, I weary of the whole thing and the topic of taxation is henceforth hammered into a numt mind, which neither anticipates nor rebels but only., waits and wonders. • How about it. Hollywood? What do you say, Radio Center? Any tips for tired players and a weary audience? Another Wellsian invasion by Martians? We need something. Tlie rent is overdue and the villain Is at the door, but the production is dragging and the audience has brain-fatigue from excessive plot complications. War Weapon Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted weapon 8 It can penetrate armor 13 Retaliates 14 Exterior 15 Sleeping place 16 Staggers 4 Alop 5 Hideous monster 6 Sharp 7 Uewildered * Posture 8 Lutecium (.ib.) 10 Goddess or infatuation 11 Tormenled JiO&Y— ™ E S E A T _ N A ClA A N[5 e ME R JOEY ADAMS (ab.) 20 School term 21 Ghosts . _ . - - i i i ui itJt:ui< 18 Hearing organ 12 Mistakes 19 Not (prefix) 17 A omcer 20 Legislative bodies 22 Thus 23 Entica 25 Equal 2* Appear 28 finishes 29 Direction (ab.) 30 Coin (ab.) 31 Bone 32 Tropical plant 33 Vehicle 35 Gaelic 38 Poker stake 39 Raise 40 Football position (ab.) 41 Accounts 47 Behold! 48 Decay 50 Stream 51 Accomplished 52 Constellation 54 Bunting 56 It is used against 57 Mourns VERTICAL 1 Acacias 2 Thoronglifare 1 Sailish Utter 25 Whole 33 Vegetable 34 Kind of goal 36 Sally 37 Kats away 42 Sea eagles. 24 Have recourse 43 Mixed type 44 Above 45 Network 46 Snare 49 Metal 51 Noise , 53 All right (ab. 55 Note of scale

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free