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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 2, 1952
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fACZFOUR BCTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •not COURIER NEWS oo. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher •WIT A. HABTE8, AMietant PubUahae A. A. FREDRfCKSON. Editor . HUUAH. Advertising Manager National Advertising Representatives: WaU*«* Wltaier Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, - - ' , Hnephto. u second class matter >t the pott- at Blythevlut, Arkansas, under act of Con- October *, 1911. Member of The Associated Press SOBSCRIPTtON RATES: By carrier Jn the city of Blythevill« or any Mburbmn town when carrier service 1* maintained, ate per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 mfle», $5.00 per y«*r, ta.M for six months, tl.25 for three months; bf mail outside 50 mils zone. 112.50 per year pa»abl« in advance. Meditations We love him. because be first loved us.—L Mm 4:1S. • * • Lore, it has been said, flows downward. The Vov* of parents for their children has always been for more powerful than that of children for their parents; and who among tile sons of men ever loved God wi(h a thousandth part of the love which God has manifested to us!—Hare. Barbs A Michigan man complained to police that a woman lobbed him, It's unusual when they use force. • t * ' The (rente speaker takes advantage of an uyiHxUmiUe*, *ayi a writer. Eiccpt the chance te stop taldnc before he don. • » * After a person has done only «s he pleased fce tent always pleased with what he has done. • * . Why fc H that the best aiviee k usually the people don't llkeT to *« law with your troubles, advises a But no* to tn-lawa. Criticism Is Vita) But Must Remain Fair Criticism 1« the very essence of democracy. H we' are not at liberty to ill Niuiiu, ind to choose alternatives among men and politics, we are not Bat erHteism must fall within the of decency and fair play, and awt show a ftmdamenia! loyalty to the W«Jg ami frwtitutiotiB of the United States. Ag election year fever begins to grip *om» of our more vocal Americans, t*iei» «r« sign* that a few of them do not intend to be held within such limits. For instance, a midvvestern editor recently wrote the caption, "Cannon Fodder for Harry's Fake War," over a story Msttag men who had just been selected <or mduction Into the armed forces. This declaration ig particularly irresponsible and inflammatory, and does not meet even minimum tests of loyalty and fair play as Americans understand them. In the first place, no U. S. soldier is ever "cannon fodder." Anyone who knows how the American Army operates knows that the GI is the best cared for doughfoot in the world. The U. S. officer husbands his fighting men, try- Ing to keep them going as effective soldiers and at the same time showing concern for their needs as human beings—insofar as battlefield conditions allow. To label potential Gl's as camion -fodder is to imply that they are thrown recklessly into combat without regard to theii lives. NTothing could be further from the truth. Indeed, the exact opposite is the U. S. Army goal. As for the Korean conflict being "Harry's Fake War," again the intemperate editor is on shaky ground. One may argue that we invited the war by declaring openly we would not defend Korea. The open statement seems clearly a costly error. But the military put Korea in the "indefensible" cate- . gory, not Jlr. Truman. Apparently, too, we sadly misjudged the South Koreans' ability to defend themselves. We thought they could handle any trouble from the North. Yet, having made these mistakes, should we then have compounded them by yielding Korea and perhaps much more of Asia to the Communists? Was there no point at all in resisting aggves- . eion once it had begun? Do you let the ship go down without a struggle simply because you have foolishly left the ports open? This is a counsel of hopelessness that would lead us into a war that surely would be no "fake." who resort U this kind U BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWf SATURDAY, FEBRUARY outburst merit no following. Awericani need no help or guidance frorh them in safeguarding their live* and their country. For these men are not warmed by the high ideals we serve. They wish only the comfort of indulging their own violent prejudices without restraint. Statesmen Need Haunting Words American University in Washington announces a new course in the techniques of ghost-writing. Since ghostwriting is a major enterprise in the capital, this seems wholly appropriate. We may perhaps be allowed to hope that the instructor in this course devotes at least a week or two to the subject of bright phrasing. Time was when the speeches of our Washington statesmen rang with quotable phrases. A lot of people didn't agree with their content, but at least they could remember them. Nowadays the theory seems to be that dullness and importance are synonymous. Men's minds still can be fired by language. Witness the impact of the sonorous Churchillian phrasing even as the British prime minister reaches his upper 70's. But the kind of thing we are getting from our current crop of statesmen has little spark. It wouldn't stir a man to walk across the street. It is lifeness, repetitive, banal. We are living in one of the most crucial and exciting eras of American history. Has no one the words to tell this story as it should be told? Views of Others 'Stuck Necks Out' The publishers of the Loraln (O.) Journal have beeii adjudged in violation of the Sherman Antl-Tntst Law and ordered to desist from such practices, several years ago a radio station was opened up in nearby Elyrla, we believe less than 10 miles from Lorain. The publishers of The Journal In Loraln, Issued a ukase to advertisers to the effect that they would not accept for publication In the newspaper any advertising matter from those who were patronizing the radio station. They were prosecuted In the local Federal Court, found guilty of violating the Anti-Trust Law and the Supreme Court by unanimous decision upheld the opinion of the lower court. In the decision of the lower court in addition to I he order to desist from the attempt to create a monopoly, the Judge ordered that "notice of the terms hs had laid down must be published at least once a week for 25 weeks and that the publisher for five years must maintain records iclating to the. subject of the judgment and keep them accessible-far governmental Inspection." In connection with this Justice Burton, who handed down the decision, declared: "While the decree should anticipate probabilities of the future, it is equally Important that It do not Impose unnecessary restrictions and that the procedure prescribed for supervision, giving notice, keeping records end making inspections b« not, unduly burdensome." Evidently the high court felt that the lower court had gone too far in prescribing precautions for the future. The lower court may so interpret the ruling and modify It. The flrjt part of the decision upholding the opinion that the paper had been in violation of the anti-rust laws, was based on the contention that the paper waa engaged In interstate commerce, although it actually circulated outside of the state of Ohio. The High Court held that the news was shown that only 165 copies ot the paper service waa interstate, that a good deal of the advertising came from agencies In other states and had to do with products of other states and so on. That has been a moot question for some time. We are not discussing it In this article. The publishers unquestionably 'stuck their necks out.' Whether they were guilty of violating the anti-trust laws or not, they assumed a position because of the fact that they had no newspaper competition in In Lorain. which was not Justified and which we believe the vast majority of publishers in this country will disapprove. They made themselves HaWe to prosecution. The court, however, went too far. We hope it the lower court does not take the hint In the opinion of justice Burton and modify Its ruling, that the publishers will contest It vigorously, even to carrying the case back to the United States Supreme Court. There's not Justification whatsoever in an arbitrary ruling that the publishers of the paper will have to make more than one publication of the court's ruling to Indicate their acceptance thereof of the ruling so far as desisting from the boycott on advertising and that ought tc end it. The lower court took unto Itself too much authority and It* ruling is not In our opinion jiwKted as far «s precautions for the future arc concerned. —KINSTOiV (N. O.) DAILY FREE PRESS SO THEY SAY Zsa Zsa should stop acting like a countess from a mediocre light opera. American girls know very well how to win an American man. They don't need any help from her.—French movie actress Corlnne Calvet on Hungarian actress Zsa Baa Qabc*. Who's Going to Carry th« Ball?" Ptter tdson's Washington Column — Gruenwald Heads Weird Cast In Tax 'Shakedown' Hearing WASHINGTON (NBA) — Recall of Henry W. (the Dutchman) Grunewald to testimony before Call- Tornli Congressman Cecil King's Investigation committee Is a smart effort lo pry some information loose before a District of Columbia Federal Grand Jury goes Into the tax fraud beginning Feb. 4. Whatever the reopen- Klng hear- revive a bl- set of charac t e r s .as was ever asseinb- r«ler Cdaop led on any stage, everi"fdr a William Snroyan play. Key to the mystery which the King committee has to solve is how they all got together. What a psychla- jist would do, trying to explain their behavior 'patterns against the widely varying backgrounds of their environments, Is something only a psychiatrist would know. The government lawyers In the case are all well educated. They peclable middle-class background. None of them had much money beyond his government career salary of from tlO.OCO to $15,000 a year. It was enough to live on and raise a family comfortably, though not lavishly. Ex-Assistant Attorney General Theron .Lamar Caudle came from North Carolina, with little claim to distinction. Charles A. Ollphant, ex-chief counsel of Bureau of Internal Revenue, is a midwesterner whose father had a notable record as Treasury chief counsel. Abraham Teitlebaum — whose charges of a shakedown conspiracy by the other characters brought on this whole expose— Is another lawyer, but from a different school. He came up the hard way in Chicago. He was an attorney for Al Capone and helped get the late gangster's Income tax law sentence shortened All Have TronWe With Government Another Chicagoan, Bert Naster, was an electrical engineer who had built up a successful manufacturing enterprise, sold H, retired, started another business In Florida. He, too, had been In trouble with the ----- , come from good families with res-government over taxes. That seems to be the common denominator for all characters in the play. Frank, born Froy Nathan, came up from the Pittsburgh slums. Not much education. He seems to have been In debt most of his life. Yet he somehow got money to bet heavily on the horses, gambling away even the money his wife got Irom the sale of hev Pittsburgh house. His life story is mostly an Horatio Alger book in reverse—how to live by your wits without work. Larry Knohl the New Yorker like Nathan, had little formal education. Yet he succeeded where Nathan failed. He listed a score of profitable businesses. He was rich, but he denied Indignantly, "j never carried TJO 125,000 In cash.": ' Whether Oruenwald Is the central figure around whom all the other characters revolved has yet to be revealed. They all knew him. He seemed to know everybody. He is the most Interesting actor in the drama because he talked the least betore the King committee. ..Gruenwald first came into Washington prominence during the Howard Hughes wire-tapping Investigation in, 1850. Oruenwald testified See EDSON on Page 8 IN HOLLYWOOD Bj EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) -^ Behind, pleted for Flynns KOO.OOO lawsuit the Screen: They may have to bill against Duncan McMartin. who has it as Zsa Zsa Gabor VERSUS George Senders, but gorgeous, zippy Zsa Zsa and cynical, bored George will be co-starred by Fox in a' re-make of "ifusio In the Air." John Bole* and Gloria Swanson warbled their way through the first film edition, but the new version Is being tailored to George's talents as & singer and Zsa Zfa's dancing know-how. "Yes," cooed Zsa Zsa on the set of "We're Not Married," "George and 1 are anxious to work together." •The state of their wobbly, listing marriage skiff? • Zsa Zsa lifted her sculptured chin and answered with the assurance of Capt. Carlsen: It's all right. We are together and It looks like we will last forever." "When George went to England to do 'Ivanhoc,' I was a hausfrau. When he retxirned, I was an actress. It wa*s very cc nf using to George. Now he accepts it." * * * The singing cowboy who yodels two choruses of the latest sagebrush hit parade tune while trotting Into the sunset on his horse is a TV casualty. Even the melodic tonsils of Roy Rogers have been silenced in his switch (rom big theater screens to the home entertainment boxes In half-hour movies with wifey Dale Evans. Roy'« explanation for parking his trusty guitar: '•We've less than half an hour to '-•!! a story. If you put In music, it slows up the action. Besides, we've found that kids don't go much for music. Unless we get a lot of requests (or singing, we'll keep doing a straight action -scries." BELLICOSE BELLE Patrice Wymore may be wearing a gingham as a western belle in Warners' "Man With a Gun," but she's riot the walting-on ihc-door- step - in - the - sunset fragile type. "This girl." she told me. "has a point of view and she's not afraid to pick up a gim." There's even a hair-pulling, ajrm- chewlng battle between Pat and luscious Una Romay. "We're hsvinit 9 ball." says I'at. "One minute we're laughing and the next «e're altiffffng each other." Pat and hubby Enrol Fiynn go to used Errol as his private punching bag. Chuckling about Errol doing the suing for a change. Pat grinned: "He said something very funny about it the other night but darned if I can remember it." There are no sighs of regret from Will Rogers, Jr., the Beverly Hills newspaper publisher who popped a wad of gum In his mouth and combed his hair down on one.side to play his famous Dad. Now that cameras have turned for a week on "The Story of Will Rogers," he's saying: "With Jane Wyman (Mrs. Rogers) to look at all the time, how could I help liking it? But seriously, It's easier than it seemed during rehearsals. The reason it's coming along at all Is because of Director Mike Curtlz' guidance as he tries to mold me Into an actor.' J Has Will. Jr., changed his mind about not malting acting a career now that he's sniffed greasepaint?" "No, slree," he prlnned, "I'm jc- hij right back la the paper when this role la finished." BIG LEAGUE STUFF Ronald Reagan's hailing "Alexander, The Big Leaguer," story of the famed baseball pitcher, as "the best role I've had ulnce 'King's Hurling baseballs at a catcher's mitt nailed to a sound stage wall (before the economy wave the studio would have hired a couple of ruys to catch lor him) Reagan beamed: "It's one ol those roles that makes See HOLLYWOOD on Page I 75 Yeon In Herbert Hughes, of Proctor, Ark., has arlvert here to make his home and Is now connected with Phillips Motor Company. Mrs. Hughes Is the former Miss Selma McKinnon. Misses Lotitla Smith and Gladys Mick have gone to Coral Gables, Fla., and other point* In Florida for a visit. They accompanied Miss Smith's brothers. Mark and Charles, who returned to their homes in Gables. Henry Smith has returned to his home In Houston, Texas, after visit- *Mfe* viua U» til* If took- ajMl ing his mother, Mra. J. F, Smitt, » JACOBY ON BRIDGE Larceny Lou Forces Rivals Into Mistakes By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Serv!c« Some of Larceny Lou's stunts are very simple. He Just makes it easy for the opponents to go wrong. For. example, when'West opened the four of spades in the hand shown today, Lou Just put up dummy's Jack. This was a silly play, theoretically speaking, for dummy's Jack was no better than the ten in Lou's own hand. As a practical matter, however, the play of the Jack of spades from dummy Induced East to play his queen. Now Lou had two spade tricks Instead of only one. After winning the first trick with the king of spades. South led a club to dummy's queen. East won with the ace and returned a spade I have at hand a legitimate news item that imparts Information rhtch, if It were not true, could be sold to any enterprising radio comedian for at least a dollar a word. The Office of Price stabilization as been decontrolling again. • • • O** HAS TAKEN the price lid off, and I quote: "dinosaur skeletons, bowling pins, sundials and stuffed ilephants and donkeys used lor educational purposes." OPS also has removed controls on "non-edible ipods." (I'm thinking what Red Skelton oould do with this.) These, OPS hastened to explain, mean » AKSS *Q«7» WES* KMT • K* *1»95J *AJJ VQ41 « AJ« Worth-South >ul We* l««Hh CMI 1* Pan IV Pa* »N.T. Put tN.X. PMI Pwi Pan <*«*«>•••-*• £ Th« defenders coulij take two spades and two elubc, but by that time south had three clubs, three hearts, two spades, and a diamond If East had played a low spade instead of the queen at the first trick, Lou would have been set East wins the first round ol clubs later, and returns a low spade. This enables West to capture the king of spedes with th« ace. West continues spades, and East win* with the queen. This gives Ihe de fenders three spade tricks and enables them to d»feal the contract !f Lou had played a low spade from dummy at the first trick, Ens once over lightly The lone, bone; finger of our fedenlized economy ha* ou4 'and stirred up a new mesa o« conflicting emotion* amongst our buclneM populace. And having stirred, move* on whilst w* turn dan a jckua tc deaden the pang* at readjustment. ; The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service If you want to live long, you should be born a girl, and not a Joy. Contrary to fiction and the views of some men, women are not the frail vessels which perhaps men would like to think they are. Indeed, except for muscular development and a periodic handicap supplied by nature, women are really 'he rugged sex. Women are more resistant to the fata] effects of most diseases than men are with the exception of conditions peculiar to the female sex. Girls and women appear to be much more robust than boys and men. Most of them accept Illness more philosophically and possibly this helps them to recover. It Is easy to understand that, men are .more exposed to accidents—at leas* thto used to be the case before the days when so many women worked in Industry. It Is not so easy to see why men should be so much more susceptible to certain types of heart diseases such as coronary thrombosis and other disorders involving the alooci vessels.' Women can 'withstand cold bet- :er than men. The reason for this is at least partly because they have a thin layer of fat under the skin which helps to insulate them. When in swimming and at formal parties, the difference is usually obvious. Almost every doctor will agree that on trie average, women stand pain better-than men do. This may not have any relation to their resistance :to'disease, and is probably just a sign of their adaptability to the role of child-bearing, "*...' For every one hundred girls born Into this world, there are about one hundred and three boys. From time of birth on, however, boys die oif at a more rapid rate than their sisters. Becomes Woman's World By the time the later years of life are reached, from seventy-five onward, there are more than twice as many women living as there are men. The change in the proportion between the sexes Is brought about gradually, because more men than women die at almost every age. With an ageing population and periodic wars taking off even more men. the time Is not far distant, if it has not already arrived, when women will outnumber men throughout most of the country. Even now they are said to own more property. This will be a new experience for a country which always before in its history has had an excess ol men. the eight Instead of the queen. Since Lou does not enjoy leaving such things to chance, he played the Jack of spades from the dummy to make sure that East made the all-important mistake. such Items ai wax fruit and flat- tie turkeys. , Sensing an impact of coatUier- able pjoportion on our' everyday :onomy, I scurried about gettiruj reaction to this move from the af- , feoted parties. Prof. Eraimus that- catcher, dealer ia antiques, objet» d'art and old bones, viewed the att- wtlon with mixed emotions. "Well," he said, mixing a decanter of emotions, "at least It may' wipe out the black marekt in dinosaur bones. The price* fv« been paying under the counter for bones —oil It shouldn't happen to » Cro- Magnon Man. • . . "AND THE OPS price r had to seil them {or killed my profit. I Wed to get a parity arrangement by classifying them u soup pones but the Department of Agriculture refused because there were no.sup- port prices for anything except fresh soup bones.' "What I really want to know I. when are they going to take th» controls off brontasaurus and pU- rodactyl bones?" Leaving the professor gnawing OB an aged dinosaur thin bone, I moved on to the nearest bowling pin merchant. He was too busy to see me, however, as he was In the mtd»* of moving his chain of store, from , this area to a si^ along the Missouri River. "Go away, bud," h* said. ~Vm busy settin' 'em up !n another valley." • • • IT WAS IN TBB repair department that I found Bunny Jbn. proprietor of Sunny Jim, the Mad Kan of Sundial Row, Inc. H* was but* putting fractions on a sundial tot a customer who wanted to keep track of his time-and-a-half. W» reaction was quick and to the point. "Boy, ah'm gonna clean up. Ju literally clean up. Ah been pfartn' this used market smart. Man, aa got new-used sundials with only ft»e> or ten minutes on 'em. One-third down, sign a I'll scrap of paper and you walk out of here with a *m- dial you can't tell from this year'a models, while the OPS had the price down, ah loaded up and now aih'ra gonna bust loose/Back up, boy ah'4 hate for you fgit hit by a lo*-tly- m customer. . • • "But you ain't seen nuthln' yet Now that ah can make the price right, ah'm gonna spring iniih hW invention on the public—a sundial with E built-in flashlight for use on cloudy days'." f • ••••-.-• « • •' • » - .. I WAS NOT successful in tm- earthing much information on stuffed elephants and donkeys d«- controled for educational purposes.. A Democratic Party official said: "Of course.our campaigns are eda- cfltional." A Republican Party official said: 'Of course our campaigns • are educational." At ieast the OPS maneuver, if political, was bipartisan. Strictly grass-roots was the reaction I found to the decontrol of non-edible food prices. I couldn't find any plastic turkeys, but I understand this is because an enterprising contractor pasted feathers on all of them he could find around here and sold them to the state of Arkansas, which Is a prodigious buyer of most anything. Finally located a man in the mx fruit business, however. He was exceedingly happy to see price controls go. - : t "It was murder," he said. "The celling was too low for me to make a profit. I couldn't turn a dime. Know what I've been living on since price control began? Look—there's leftovers from lunch.'.' On the floor I counted the core* of 17 wax apples. Naurtcolly Speaking Answer to Previeu* HORIZONTAL 1 Nautical device 7 Mariner 13 Freebooter 14 Philippic li Puffs up 16 Football team 17 Stitch 18 Light brown 20 Crow's — 21 Renovate 24 Julius Caesar 27 Era 28 Chemical suffix 31 Expert 32 Shovel er 34 Waver 3« Pottry muse S7 Exist 38Ribb«d fabric to Book of mips 41 Helps 43 Arabian gull 44 Individual 47 Suffix 50 Solider 52 - H«n 9 Goddess oj peace 10 Wash . 11 Poems 12 Lease 19 Indonesian of Mindanao 21 Enthralled 22 Penetrates 23 Reiterate 24 Polynesian chestnut 25 Smell 26 Apportion 28 East Indian woody vine 29 Bristle 30 God of lov« 33 Crafts 45 Within (com» 35 Asylums form) 39 Belaying 47 Notion -. 41 Genus ol geese 48 Green <h«r.) 42 Surgical 49 Gaelic thread 51 Compass point 43 Annexes S3 River (Sp.) 44 Profound 54 Altitude, (ab.) M Lubricator* 57 Protozoan! 58 Spotted VEHTICAI, 3 Mimics 2 African river 3 Bird's crop 4 Head covering 5 Inhabitant (suffix) 6 Pauses 1 7 Office workers (coll.) IB. ll*. '

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