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PACE BIZ TUB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIER NEWS CO. K. W. HAINES, Publisher XARRT A. HAINES, Assistant Publish* A. A. rREDRfCKSON, Editor PAWL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole Nation*! Advertising Representatives: Walt»w Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUsnt*. Memphis. Entered u second cl»se matter at the post- ort*ce &t Blytheville, Arkansas, under »ct of Congress. October t. 1917. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevill* or any Hburban town n'here carrier service U maintained, 25o per week. By mail, within a radius oJ 60 miles, $5.00 per ye»r, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Then cnm« Jasus forth, wearing the crown of thorns, End the purple robe. Anil F'liate salth unto them, Behold the man!—John 19:5. * * * The test of men that ever wore earth about Him was a sufferer, a soft, meek, patient, humble, tranquil tpirlt, the first true gentleman that ever breathed. —Decker. Barbs i| In shout two months you're going to be dog- Jj - gone sonry you Jet your Income tax go until the lest minute. <j . . . A tiny be\l, used In holiday decorations, was removed from a Minnesota lot's throat. He's no toncer a rinjer for his mother »rd dad. * * * . . "Girl Cues Motorist After Accident"—headline. A miss in the motor often is safer than one in the front, leat. The Ai r Base: Much Ado About a Great Deal Probably no single issue in at least a decade has brought so much vocal citizen response as has the matter of reactivating the air base here. Of the thousands of words written cm the subject, however, the basic arguments, by the nature of the issue and its method of final decision, boil down to remarkably few in number. In fact, there is'really only one valid teeue for debate and the others are rhet- orieal appendages. Reactivation of the air base will bring to the city an estimated monthly payroll of 5900,000. , Is this beneficial, or can Blytheville afford to ignore tWs aspect in favor of debating intangibles? Morals ?Farm labor drain ? Special advantages for a favorably-positioned few? These can be argued till the milleniiim without settling anything except perhaps the existence of perversity in the human race. If a majority of the letters to the editor received during the past week are to be believed, the economic status of Blytheville is not the healthiest. These letters underscore a point that has been discussed here at many times and places: the day of the one-phase economy is fast drawing to a close. Agriculture is as necessary as ever, but it will not support anything except a rural community. Whether it wants to be or not, Blytheville already has broken out of the rural community class, and retrogression is impossible unless economic death is desirable. Blytheville needs the economic shot in the arm that base reactivation would bring. Tin's, however, is not a selfish desire. It is not valid to argue that only a few of the more than 15,000 residents of this city would corner such added buying power. Those who have altacked reactivation of the bape as sought by money- seekers have missed the whole point of the efforts to bring it about. Certainly we want the money—which is better and more accurately described as purchasing power. The city needs it, the merchants need ir, the potential air base workers and employes need it. To deny this is to refuse to face the economic facts of life. If wanting to rescue Blytheville from its economic doldrums is selfishness, then any desire to advance must also be thus classified. The only alternative is municipal starvation. And starvation, it must be admitted, is the ultimate in selflessness. DiSoile's Race May Rout Hoodoo of the Price Office Price Stabilizer DiSalle's announcement of candidacy for the Democratic nomfnaticn to the Senate from Ohio puts the prke job in something of t new BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW? • TUESDAY, FEBRUARY «. It has been the fashion in Wash- incrlon to view the spot as a political graveyard. The feeling always has been that any man who made himself the target of the brickbats which inevitably fall about the heat] of a price control boss could not dare entertain hopes of a political future. There seemed to be something to it during World War II when first I.eon Henderson and then Prentiss Brown, former Michigan senator, departed the price administrator's office in a hail of abn?e. When Henderson later lent his name to a testimonial for a manufacturer of rubber heels, some of his enemies contended that the connection was more than accidental. Neither he nor Brown venf in ed forth into the public eye again. But then along came Chester Bowles, former advertising man. He drew just as much, if not more, fire than his predecessors. It was assumed that after he finished bandaging himself up he would have no further tasle for public life. Bui. Bowles crossed up the forecasters. Ke ran /or governor in Connecticut and won. Ho didn't make it for a second term, however, and this gave the fellows who watcli the Washington form charts a chance to say: "See, Bowles isn't really any different than the rest. His fate was just a little slow in catching up to him." Wc'l, apparently Mike DiSallc doesn't think Bowies' success at the Connecticut polls was a freak case. Despite the fact that he has been ducking missiles of various sorts for more than a year in his present post, he has decided bravely to plunge in and give the "graveyard" theory the full test. His chances of nomination are naturally good. But he will confront .1 pretty stiff obstacle next fall in Sen. John W. En'cker, popular former governor of Ohio and vice presidential nominee on the GOP ticket in 15H4. Rricker vs. DiSalle might turn out to be quite a tussle. If DiSalle somehow fought uphill and won, the political wise men would have to revise their conviction that the price job is the kiss of death. Jt might even come to be known as a prime steppingstone to political glory. DiSalle might thereupon be moved to entitle his little saga "Education Through Adversity," or perhaps "Through Fire and Brimstone to the United States Senate." And future price administrators might never again feel inclined to say anything nice in print-about the. lowly rubber heel. : ~'~ : ' Views of Others The More the Better Senator Estes Kefauver's announcement of his candidacy for the Democratic presidential nominaliuii gives promise that the 1052 race nill offer greater possibilities ol developing new national leadership tha nthe one four years ago. The Tennessee senator's entry means that five presidential flspirants are now definitely In the field. And although Mr. Kefmiver's views are more con- scr.ative than those ot many of his fellow Democrats, his statement, of aims and principles Indl- cntCF that hi* outlook is different enough from those of the Republican contenders to jive the voters 3 meaningful choice tn the event of his nomination. During the 1848 presidential race the Republicans had a number of competitors for the office of chief executive. But the contest for the top place on the Democratic ticket wns so Indifferent that President Truman was virtually the only candidate at convention time. This year the senator from Tennessee is an outspoken candidate f;ve months before the delegates are scheduled to meet in Chicnso. And his announcement clearly commits him to a finish fight for the nomination even though Mr. Truman himself should become a candidate. With the power and patronage of the presidential office and the president's position as head of his party he can almost dictate his own re- nomination if he desires It. But even so. it Ij good to have another figure In the lisl,s. With substantial popular following Senator Kefauver or any future candidates who may announce will help to keep the convention from being used simply t»s ati instrument of the party bosses. The keener the competition Is for the honor ot being the part:.- standard-bearer, the greater tne ch ance that the convention will provide a forum for ex- ptessing the will of Ihe party as a whole. - ARKANSAS GAZETTE SO THEY SAY If you want, an It.ea. what It looks like, imagine that somebody dropped a carload of dynamite down into a subway.—William Gibson, rescue worker at West Frankfort, 111, mine disaster. * * * Our power U our spiritual strength, and that spiritual strength stems from our civil liberties. —Supreme Court JusUce William Dougla*. Looks Like W« Are Being Token for -e Rid* Piter ft/son's Washington Column — That Tale of the Coonskin Cap Tops Kefaitver Campaign Lore WASHINGTON — (NEAI — The real story on Estcs Kefnuver's ori- [ glnal coonskln cap has now been 1 revealed by George M. Clark, president of the Pioneer National Bank ot Chattanooga, Tenn. This seem* to be a key Issue in .he Kclniiver campaign for the Democratic nomination for President, so it might as well be recorded for history, like the cherry tree myth. Acording to Mr. Clark, he furnished the cap. He got It, he says, from a young engineer on a U. S. Ptter Bilson Army Corps of Engineers river boat, who was stationed at Osceola. Ark. Mr. Clark doesn't remember the man's name. So It he reads this, here's his chance to step forward and become famous. Anyway, living In * houseboat while doing levee and revetment repair work along the Mississippi, there wasn't much In the way of amusement except to go coon hunting in the swamps. One day the young engineer decided to mnke himself an olfi-fashioned pioneer cap, with the tail hanging down :he back. On n river trip te Paducah, Ky.. Mr. Clark happened to meet the young engineer, who gave him the cap. Mr. Clark took U home as a souvenir and thought no more about it until shortly after Memphis Boss Ed Crump published his now-famous full page ad. blasjing Estes Kefauver as a candidate for the U.S. Senate, and likening him to a pet coon. The Tennessee Bar Association was meeting in Chattanooga at the time. As one of the entertaining skits, somebody wrote some dialogue for an imaginary conversation between Boss Crump and Kefauver. The script called for the man playing the part of Kefauver to wear a coonskin cap. The only one that could be located was Banker Clark's and he lent it to the lawmakers for their nlerrv-making. KEFAUVER BORROWS TWE CAP Nobody seems to remember any of the gas lines in the act now, but it was supposedly a riot. Word of it. sot to Estes Kefauver who was campaigning in the state. He called up Mr. Clark and asked to borrow the coonskin cap. Jack Bailhe, who was Kefauver's press agent, persuaded him to wear it nt his next campaign rally. It wowed the audience and got Kefauver's picture In ail the papers. Kefauver then paid his tribute to the coon. "A coon can lick a dog four times its size. He is somewhat of a giant killer among the animals Davy Crockett, Sam Houston and all of our great men in that era of IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD IMEA) _ Hollywood on TV: Ginger Rogers, it noncan be told. Jumped into a SI,000,000 TV contract with her eyes open much wider than Hollywood suspected. There will be. no Ginger caught between a burping beer can and the nasal spiel of H used car salesman. Her CBS contract gives the star the right to veto any objectionable advertising. The same clause. I hear, will be In the contracts of other top film siars when they move into the TV chfinnels. Ginger's first show will be in Hollywood, starting In April, with the format now being worked out. One thine is sertain: She'll do an occasional song-anti-dance routine. Etltile Cantor on the fllm-vs.-live TV question: 'Whpn It's on film Ihe entertainers "ill last longer—and by lasting "onycr K mean on this earth." • • • There's A comparatively new (hurrah> English movie making the TV rounds—"Seven Days to Noon." It was filmed In 1050. . . . Bill Williams, who plays "Kit Carson." will make a spring persona] appearance tour of the midwest and south. . . . Eye-opening fact: The 108 TV sU- tions now In operation are covering 61 per cent of the U. S. population. Five million new TV sets «re c.vpected to be solri In 1052. • • • Jo Stafford turned down a TV blci from General Mills for a fnp- tiay-a-wfek show, it would have originated In New York and ,To is holding out for a Holij-wood studio. She's never been seen on television Space Travel on TV Hrrberl J. Yat«. president of Re public, win not use name stars In the TV films republic will make. The first is "Commando Cody-Sky Marshal ot the Universe." It's the first space patrol show In which rockets will be seen buzzlni through the sky. thanits to the studio's special effects department. • * * There's a TV film scries coming up based on the exploits of winners HoK'ard Hughes may buy up the rights to "Young Widow," Jane Russell's 1945 movie, to keep It off TV. Jane and. Howard are both im- happy about its revival. . . . pinky Lee and Vivian Elaine, co-starred in that happy-go-lucky TV show, arc speaking to each other only when the script demands. It's a. great big fat feud. Ton CBS-TV shows will be originating in Hollywood by this spring. Ten more will follow In the fall, when Hollywood hopes to claim title to "TV capital of the world." . . . Ralph Bellamy's private-eye show. "Man Against Crime," has switched to film to improve the quality, . . Economy note: Jack Webb uses no make-up whatever for his male characters in the "Dragnet" films. The girls use their own routine street makeup. » • • Eddie Albert is eyeing the possibility of turning out a series of sex education films for TV to follow See HOLLYWOOD on F»je 8 Enrly Tennessee history wore the familiar ring-tailed coon-skin cap. "Mr. Crump defames me, but worse than that he defames the coon, the all-American animal. We coons can take care of ourselves. I may be a pet coon, but I ain't Mr. Crump's pet coon." After the election Mr. Clark presented senator Kefauver with the cap. The Senator credits it with having won him 25.000 votes. Tie defeated Crump's candidate bv 35 000. There is another Kefauver story which isn;t so well known. When Estes Kefauver was !n Yale law school, in 1925-27, he didn't have much money. To supplement his income, hd ran a tutoring service for students having a hard time passing their exams. After getting one particularly backward.student successfully past this hurdle, the well-to-do young man made his tutor a present of a coon skin coat. It was one of those lone a/fairs that Joe Colleges, affected in that flappfir era. Estes Kefauver wore it home to Madisonville one vacation and was a sensation. That was long before he got Into politics. BIRTH OF CAMPAIGN LEGENDS? Stories like this are now cropping put from behind every tree and rock In the Kefauver country of eastern See EDSON OB P»$c g last trump. South had to give up a club and a second diamond eventually but there wat nothing to the play on the hand. In the other room, East signalled for a diamond continuation by playing the nine of diamonds at the first trick. West continued with the queen of diamonds, and East completed his signal by playing the deuce of diamonds. West dutifully continued with the ace of diamonds, and South had to ruff in dummy. He could not afforc to lake the punch In his own hand since then he could not draw four rounds of trumps and knock, out the ace of clubs. Now declarer laid down the king of spades from dummy, and had to decitte whether or not to finesse the nine of spaes on the second round of trumps, since one of dummy's trumps had been used to ruff a diamond, declarer did not have the • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Real Story Isn't Told in the Score By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Serrije Th? score.ehect doesn't alwavs tell the full story. All It can say is 'four spades bin and nude." but It doesn't tell whether or not the defenders cave declarer a hard time. When today's hand was played In a recent team match, the declarer in tile first room had a nice easy time of It. West opened the kine of diamonds and switched to a heart at the second trick, South won tlie heart In his own hntiri, laid down Ihe ace of spades and then took the second trump with dummy's king. Since West discarded on the second (rump, the correct play was marked. Declarer returned a trump from dummy to I fin«i« th« nine and then drew the NORTH *K42 VK101 # J5 *K 10984 WEST tAST * 10 * J 8 6 3 *»3i »6S3 »AKQ873 »S42 + A3S *133 SOUTH (D) * AQ973 V AQJ4 » 106 *QJ Both sides vul, West Nortk 2» 2* Pass Pass South 1 * 4* Opening lead—* K Eut Pass Pass opportunity to take two high trump* before deciding whether or not to ' fines.se. However, declarer came up with the right answer. He had seen E; signal for a diamond continuation even thoitjh East held three dia monds. It was pretty clear tha East was trying to protect his trump holding against a finesse. So South finessed the nine of spades ant made his contract. A much harder struggle than the j other declarer had. but the score I card Just told the same story fo; 1 «*ch rcem. once over lightly- By A. A. 7r*4HckMm • I When the horse and buggy regains its popularity as z mean* of transportation for we who can no longer scratch up the medium price now required for a vehicle in the low-price range. I hope the «uto industry will be properly sorry that's it's done me like it's did. This is an era In which obsoleteness is merely the technological difference between today and tomorrow. Today's decolletage Is tomorrow's bustle and this year's limousine Is next year's hot-red, and) he pace Is rugged enough 'without having to contemplate the vagaries of the future. • * * MOST OF US find that the ever- ipcoming tomorrow offers suffic- ent worry material and we suffer i pang or two when someone up- roois a chunk of the far-off and throws It in our faces. We are easily tantalized and a quick peek into 'eek after next often leaves us 111- atisfied with the coming week. The auto industry, which I suppose finds It good business to keep -ihead of Itself, is guilty of tanta- , - lizing us with glimpses of what the future holds carwise. I incline to the The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, SI. D. Written for XEA Service "I fear" writes A. G. A., "that my brother, who Is sick, is troubled with paint poisoning. Would you describe the effects?" Paint, of course, is made up of a number of chemicals, but probably this correspondent means lead poisoning, which at least in the rast was the most common and important type of poisoning resulting from paint. Before discussing lead poisoning, however, it should be pointed out that paint manufacturers and other industries using lead have developed many precautionary methods, so that lead poisoning" is now almost a vanishing industrial disease. Lead can be absorbed through the lungs, skin, or the dgiestive organs. Although the body takes ead into the system easily, it does not get rid of it.so well. If lead poisoning begins suddenly, a large amount of lead must have been absorbed rapidly, usually Arough the stomach. Pain in the abdomen, vomiting, and collapse are symptoms of this acute form. Severe colicky pains and rapidly developing anemia *'ilh R typical white waxy color of the skin is frequent. Examination of the blood in such :ases shows a peculiar appearance to the red cells when they are stained in a particular manner and examined under the miscos- cope. A blue line around the gums is also an important symptom in many cases of lead poisoning, but it is not always present. The Major Symptoms The most iinportant symptoms of the slow o r chronic poisoning are paralysis, usually of the arms, colicky pains in the bowels, and disturbances of the brain. Headache is common and patients are frequently emotionally excited or depressed. Lead poisoning has gradually become Jesj serious because of the measures which have been taken industry to protect those who work with lead, and because of the icreased understanding of those who work with this metal of the dangers involved. Lead poisoning of either the acute or chronic varieties is most unpleasant, and hard to treat. Consequently, great care in prevention, including careful cleaning of the hands and fingernails, particularly before eating should be Insisted upon for all those who are exposed to absorbable forms of lead. one - thing - at - a - time school of thought and will be perfectly happy if the Industry is making anything at all by the time I regain customer status. General Motors had sprung on us , K* Le Sabre, complete with every if gadget the average man could afford by selling his home and mortgaging his wife. Ford has displayed its Continental X100 with its sunstroke-style plastic roof. Chrysler shows us a car of the future which I can only describe as looking vaguely like a 1922 Hupmobile, win wheels and all. THESE FLIGHTS of the drafts- man's'fancy are intriguing to the true connoisseur of automotive travel. Bulk of us. however, are not vehicular gourmets. What with the current anemia of the American buck, we are still more Interested in a non-backbreaking down pay. ment than a dashboard radar set for cloudy day driving. Such tantalizing is not beyond us, though, being merely mortal. These cars of the future are pretty things, but few of us envision ourselves at the wheel of such a runabout, regardless of desire. Obviously, these are no playthings for the hired help, but if the future hol<Se anything except death and taxe« tor the average indivudual we h«v» -^ not been informed of it. tt In fact, the future In autat t> not reconciling itself consistently with the present. How doe* the family man with three squawlers and a nervous dog visualize himself crammed Into GM's two-passenger Le Sabre? How doee a man with naked skull react to the idea of squatt'r.g the future Ford's plastic top, guaranteed to fry the brain* out of n well-upholstered eraniHtnt • • * HOW ABOUT THB wire wtieefc on Chrysler's future' offering? For that matter the resurrection of tht externally appended spare on somi '52 types makes me wonder if running boards will be back next year. Curent trends also make contemplation of the price tags on theM futuristic jobs a matter of sober thought. How many times has OPS said yes to the auto industry Inn th« past year? Three, I think. Everything's up I'll admit but that doesn't make the future any rosier. A» it is, cars are priceless wonders, for the price is an all-depends affair. All depends on If you want all the parts available, such as radio, heat- ^ er, door handles, steering wheel, 9 windshield, et«. As I said, one thing at a time is plenty for me. And as long as ft !s a. toss-up about keeping the present supplied, I think the future should be left to fend for itself. A Jalopy in the garage today is easier on the feet than are dreams of an atom- powered convertible 20 years hence. 75 Years Ago . . . In Bfythevi/Fe— Win, lose or draw. James. "Bab" Roberts is not going to turn professional. The Blytheville high school star football player and all-round athlete, who won the -light-heavyweight division of the Commercial Appeal-Catholic Club Golden Glove tournament In Memphis recently, put an end to the rumors that ha will desert the simon pure rank* if hr makes a creditable showing in New York, Teh. 22, when th« sectional Golden Glove championt meet at Madison Square garden. "I have no intention of entering the ring as B pro." Roberts *aid. "I don't care that much about fighting. It fs merely a sport and a pjst- ^ time with me. I plan to finish high ™ school next year and then go to college—if I can." 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