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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 6, 1952
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PACK SEC THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NBWS CO. H: W. HAINES, Publisher KARAT A. HAINES, AulsUnt Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor D. HUMAN. AdTertlstnc Mancger National Advertising Representative*: Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit Attend. Memphis. u second class matter »t the poet- e4M<M at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act at Con, October t, 1917. Member of Tlw Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bf curler In th» city of BlythevlUe or tny Mburban town wher* ctrrier terrlc« U maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within * rtdlus of SO miles, |5.00 per f«T, »2.50 lor *ix months, »1.3S (or thre* months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per yeu payable in advance. Meditations Where the word of > Klni ta, then 1> poweri and who m» >ay unto him, What totH thour E«eJ. 1:4. * * * Those people who are not soverned by Ood will be ruled by tyrant*. —William Penn. Barbs There'* just one teacher that w'ere sure isn't underpaid— experl enc« ! * * * Maybe 11 would b« & good idem if the manare- •Mtit let women keep their h»ts on during one half of » jnnvie double feature. * * * It would help tf overy speeder, after being pfetehed, would really wake up. » • * Hottifni to Impossible, S»T< a writer. He mm* meet Mthhif hut nice people. * » » According to a Judge, political campaigns art educational. We learn that all liars are not fishermen and gotten. * » • The euleet war to ft* Inta hot nlm b to a i newer of eritlelsn. J*t> cm* should object to a person disagreeing Jf they *o it without being disagreeable. Airlines' Weather Flights Must Be Rigidly Checked The nation's airlines have an over- al safety record which stands lip well witV any other form of public transport. So there te no need, in the light of air crashes, to make spectacular ery for an exhaustive inquiry into all phase* of air safety. But in two of these mishaps, both in the New York area, there appeared to be certain elements of a pattern. The American Airlines' plane which . crashed in Elizabeth, N. J., and the Northwest Airlines' craft which plunged' into the East River were each making touchy approaches to metropolitan airports under adverse weather conditions. In each instance, the circumstances surrounding the crash were sufficiently puzzling as to call into question some government regulations governing bad- weather landings. And it would also seem in order to conduct more than routine investigation of the effectiveness of radio and radar landing aids. The Northeast plane, coming into LaGuardia Field on Long Island, was employing neither of the established landing aids—the radio beam which is supposed to keep a ship on course and on the proper glide path, or the radar- controlled approach directed by voice from the airport tower. But it was being monitored by the airport rariarscope and was receiving advisory reports on its position. Everything seemed to be satisfactory when the plane suddenly disappeared from the radar screen. It was at this point it plunged into the water, a scant distance from the field. The story was much the same over Elizabeth. The American Airlines' craft was being monitored by radar, and was ulso using the radio beam called Instrument Landing System. The tower advised the pilot he was to the left of course, but gradually the ship was brought back on course. Then suddenly it veered sharply to the right and went off the screen. Moments afterward it struck buildings in the city's heart. The fact that other planes employing these electronic aids landed safely *t Newark airport before and after this crash suggests the devices were not at fault. But aviation authorities acknowledge that accidental interference with these Bids has occurred, and the possibility of their temporary failure cannot yet be ruled out. If inquiry should establish that inter- f«r«n<t with their »ff8ctive operation ic fairly frequent, then federal regulations may have to be revised to insure greater safety in kad-weather approach. ft. As it is, the CAA allows landings when visibility U three-quarters of a mile and the ceiling at 300 feet, This is not too much margin when the briefest slip may gpeii disaster. In (he end the blame in each instance may fall on failure of an engine or some other part of the plane itself. But in these days of one and a half to three minute headway in landings and take-offs at our biggest airports, we must leave no doubt that operations under adverse conditions are governed with the most extreme care. Views of Others Why Revive Sectional Animosities? It Is regrettable Indeed that governors of the New England states, sparked by Governors Roberts and Devm of Rhode island and Massachusetts Intend to go ahead with plans for a "textile war" against the south, it is a war which they are certain to lose, because today the South is ready and able to accept the challenge. We regret, too, that sectional animosity Is being drawn Into the picture again. Although preclpllaled by the New England governors we feel that nothing Is to be gainer! by fanning these sectional Jealousies, as exemplified by Judge Robert Kennon, candidate for governor of Louisiana, wiio wired one of the governors: "The raids »re only scouting missions compared to what is (o come." The movement of the textile industry to the Bouth has been going on for almost half a century. Contrary to New England claims, scarcely 10 per cent of It has been relocation of plants from that section. The vast majority of the plants <w pointed out by H. M. Conway. j r ., director of the Southern Association of Science and industry, resulted from expansion of old enterprises new plants, and new Industries resulting from such factors as markets, transportation, manpower natural icsources. technology, Rnl , ^..^ W« do resent New England's bcgn.dlng the South's economic improvement. We recall that this Is no new thing-New England economic and political power were used without nualms f or almost * century to prevent competition from an Industrial South. This was remarkably successful, too. Southern states have held out no particular lurei to textile Interest* of New England. The logical development of the South's manufacturing came in the course of a mUam \ treild away frrtm decentralization. The move toward a balanced economy in every section of the nation It one which should and will continue. The fact that the South was throttled with discriminations which prevented its development for so many years engenders no particular resentment here today. During all these years the South's reservoir of manpower waa steadily drained away to the Northern and Eastern labor mar- ' kets. The move toward a balanced economy in on. of the nation's most dynamic-regions today will strengthen the country as a whole. If New England has lost Industries, there are logical reason* for It. Socialistic schemes will not retain them, unless the basic reasons themselves change, it appears to us that the section te flirting its relative position in the national econ- try. It Is a, position based on free competition, also, omy--a position resulting from natural adjustments, not from "raiding" by the rest of the coun- minus the protective measures the section enjoyed In other years. Slate trusts financed by state appropriations would come under the heading of unfair comp«- tUlon. They would acid further to restrictions of trade and further barriers between states, such tactics are bound to bring retaliation from the South and from other sections, leading to ever- increasing bitterness. New England must remember (hat the United States Is one nadon-a nation built around the basic idea of free and unhampered competition, with each section enjoying the natural advantages inherent in its climate and resources. The south has come Into it* own because it has begun to utilize these advantages New England cannot change facts nor circumstances which make these facts Inevitably true —THE ATLANTA CONSTITUTION SO THEY SAY We have taken a rtxigh. militant, demanding attitude. We have been seeking ground bases for airplanes when we should have been looking for bases in the hearts of people.—William Douglas, Supreme Court Justice, on Asia. * » « It (government corruption* comes right back to the citizen on the outside. II a government man takes a pay-off, there has to be somebody from the community handing it over.—Federal judge Thomas F. Murphy. * * * Russia has no Intention of taking this country by force of arms. She ts fighting her way at Ihls moment and winning the battie.—Rep. Usher Burdlck (R.-N. D.I « » • No one who drives a car figures he's going to have an accident until it's too late. No driver in the whole wide world has any inkling that It can happen to him until it does.—Charles C. Bernstein, Judge, Marlcopa County (Ariz.) Juvenile Court on why traffic safety progrums fail. * * * He (Winston Churchill) never writes me, never. —Mrs. Winston Churchill. BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW? WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY «, IMft Almost Any Dork Night Now Peter fdson's Washington Column — Winston Churchill Must Have Had Affairs of Empire on His Mind Just before Prime Minister Winston Churchill left Washington, he hart an important, .secret conference with British Ambassador Sir Oliver Franks. As the Lwo men went into a private office at. the embassy in Washington, they left word that under . _ - - , .„„, no circumstances were they to be,'staff was pretty puzzled gizlng for having to break up the conference, "I've got serious trouble with Senator Conally." The P. M, looked surprised and asked, "Trouble fn what colony?" Htm- Appropriate Can a Gift Be* Price Stabilization Boss Mike Di- Salle had a birthday rec disturbed until they came out. They hadn't been closeted very long when a telephone cnll came in from Sen. Tom Connally of Texas, Chnirmtm of the Foreign Relations Commitiee. He wanted to' tnlk to Ambassador ITnnks right away. Whoever answered the ,'. His about what to give him as a present because of his Christmas stipulation to his employees: "No one should accept any gift that can't be consumed In an hour." Paul Porter, who had himself been a Price Administrator at the end of World War [I brought Mike ' a bonk. Its title was. "Your Future in Alaska." phone said he' Vnclc Sam rirhs W lhe Tab Again couldn't be dis-j Western Europe's trade deficit turbed but the Senator refused for Peter Edson tants went into to take that his answer. Ministers nicies and n; a huddle at the this year is now estimated at about two and a half billion dollars. Best estimates on con be met and!* 111 come (rom how this dollar gap are that half of it embassy, trying to decide what to do. Finally Aubrey Morgan, counselor on the embassy staff, volunteered to tnke a note In and lay it before the Ambassador, telling htm what was up. He did it hurriedly, and tiptoed out. Sir Oliver read the note and then . - Mutual Security Agency economic aid. Three hundred million dollars of this is earmarked for Great Britain, the rest for continental Europe. An estimated $300 million will be spent by the United states in Europe to maintain the 300.000 American troops stationed across the Atlantic. American procurement of mill- tr, ih D i *., ,""» lary SU PP ||CS I" Europe ofr the Euto the Prime Minister, apolo- ropean armed forces may take care of another 4500 million. This is the so-called "off shore" procurement Private sub-contracting by American prime contractors with European sub-contractors is expected to account for another S200 million The United states may also be asked to pick up the lab for about $100 million worth of French military procurement in France for the Indo-China war. Fnll-Tlme Chaplain for GOP The Republican National Committee was taken into a new field of endeavor when the Rev. W H Alexander of Oklahoma city announced he had been made Chaplain of the GOP and was going to leave his pastorate to devote full time to the new work. Rev. Mr. Alexander will be remembered as the defeated opponent of Senator Mike Monroney in the 1950 election. The pastor was formerly a Democrat but told his campaign audiences that in a visitation he was advised to become a Republican. Indonesia Cooperates With Us U. S. officials are more than pleased at the way the young- Republic of Indonesia has been 'cooperating with the western world. In the past year, the Indonesian government has voluntarily taken these actions: ' One — Embargoed shipment* o tin and rubber to Red China. Two-Refused to let Communbi See EDSON on Pa« g once over lightly- A gilt-edged publication called Fortune magazine hat added Unto the woes of this time of month by setting forth a statement that l» til too sadly true. Although coming at a time when the first-of-the-month bills are rolling in and with income tax time just around th« corner, it lost nothing to the competition. In a way, Fortune's statement both verified what most of us have been suspecting for some time now and made it less embarrassing for us to admit similar personal feel- The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service One of the tragic causes of blind ness has been almost conquered. This is an eye disease known as trachoma. Trachoma was formerly responsible for a great deal of blindness among American Indians and was all too common among the residents of the mountains of Tennessee and Kentucky and the farmers of Nebraska, Iowa and South Dakota. It is still the chief cause of blindness in some parts of Egypt and Pflloc+iviD. .. — ill „_ . ,. D * •'•»- is Palestine; until 90 per ' ", yu pp r cent of the people in certain of "lese regions were victims of this isesse. At first trachoma looks like any other acut« Inflammation of the outer part of the eye. The eye appears Inflamed and thickened. Little blister-iifce bodies appear around the edges within a few days. In three or four weeks the thickening and other signs becomes typical of trachoma and are easy (o distinguish from other Inflammations of the eye. The cause of this condition Is a virus which unlike ordinary germs Is too small to see under "the microscope. Among the other symptoms pain and sensitiveness to "light may be severe. In the late stages of this dan- 1 gerous disease the eyelid tends to drop down and the lids may become deformed. The disease causes scarring some of the tender tissues of the eye and this Is what causes the Inability to see. EARLY DIAOVOSIS NEEDED A correct and early diagnosis is •he most important problem In the treatment of trachoma. Many treatments which are useful In other eye diseases, however, are not satisfactory for trachoma ings without appearing unduly ttitck of skull. IN AN ISSUE devoted to the monster we call government, Fortune concluded that in the past score of years said government has grown until it has become "too complicated for the human mind to follow." Glad to -hear this, for I was beginning to think that perhaps I was the only one too dull of wit to dope it out. Good many of us have long been lost in the shuffle and make no pretense of comprehe.' ;ing what at one time was something the average high school civics student could grasp within a semester. It is therefore encouraging to hear Fortune say the whole mess Is too much lor the human mind. Washington will undoubtedly receive this word with equal parts oj gladness and apprehension. The bureaucrats will be happy to note that at last they have managed to stick government on a shelf too high for the nosey public to reach. There's another angle, however. * * • THIS IS PROBABLY pure rhetoric, but it Is intriguing in a confusing sort of way to contemplate now mere humans can contrive something bes-ond the ken of the human mind. We must be a pretty sharp outfit to be able to outwit and confound ourselves. Bulk of us haven't the vaguest idea of what makes Jet propulsion propulse or atoms split or television . Some years ago the treatment consisted in painful and lengthy scraping off of the diseased tissues Even today, however, if the condition has lasted for a long time ong operations may be necessary. The improved outlook for the o or e "fferer from trachoma comes from he use of the sulfa drugs or peni- :illin. This is one of the few virus diseases which respond to these preparations. Either of them. whether used lo- ally. by injection, or by mouth are highly effective in the early sta-es f the disease. It is for these reasons that earlv diagnosis and prompt treatment .re necessary so that blindness can e avoided and painful and difft- ult operations on the eye made necessary. By the use of these preparations nd by recognizing trachoma as an nfectious disease spread from pre- on to person, it is becoming a con- tantly less dangerous cause of lindness. IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclusively Youis: Some people secni to think that the CBS-TV version of "My Friend Irma" is too much Jane, and not enough Irma. But Marie Wilson, who plays Irma. Isn't worried nbout Cathy Lewis, as Jane, stealing the rpotlinht. "When a star htus a show, honey." she said, "It isn't smart to "•ear out your personality. "Look st .luck Benny. The whole thins? doesn't fall on his shoulders. I think things will turn out all right." Marie tol.l me that the Little Evn costumes she has been wearing on the opening shows, are going to go. "Look honey," she suiti. "ive got so many problems Just memorising all those linos that I haven't had time to yell about wardrobe. "But keep lonkln*. The dialog won't gel dccrrr but the cut nf my powns will. There'll b« some sweaters, too." Marie's candid opinion of her TV chore: "It's awful. Why was It invented? This is the hardest <xork I've ever done!" * » » Several major studio publicity heads have been Instructed to stop making announcements about top stars who are scurrying to Europe for long periods of work that will relieve them of paying u. S. income tax. Ma^be it's legal, but editorial writers are beginning lo tske pot shots at the stars Involved and letters to the editors are pouring in from the public. Why Not? A drunk walked up to writer Bob Schiller after the Sadler Wells Ballet, and said: "Cheap operation this. A bunrh of dames rianclng around on their Iocs. Why don't ihcy jiisl Ret taller dames?' 1 Barbara Stanwyck's astounded. Word got around tn London that Robert Newton was the new man In her lif» ind the o«w» «-jre§ Irom' England began popping. For the record: They've never met. Newton will wed Vera Budnick in March. • * » Some of the laic Robert Walker's household furniture Is being auctioned at the galleries iiround town, but the gavel boys aren't allowed to advertise the fact. . . Frankle Laine's voice has come back and he's shaking the rafters with his vocalizing. . . . Groucho won't play again at present with his famous brothers, but Harpo and Chico Marx are re-teaming lor some night club dates. • • * There has been some secret con- fnbs between L. B. Mayer and Hedy Lamarr's attorney on a starring film for Hedy under the new Mayer banner. Probably in Mayer's big Biblical spectacle. "Joseph and His Brethren." Into.Tlrallnf Idea A short circuit played tricks on the marquee of a L. A. movie house showing "Distant Drums." It came out this way: "(lary Cooper In Distant Rum." Sultry, dark-eyed I-lna Romjy is heading for your TV screen—to See HOLLYWOOD on page, a • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Fancy Playing Won This Bridge Match By OSWALD .IACOBT JVritlen for NEA Service As most brldse players know, the \n\erican team defeated the Ital- ans for the world championship In match held In Naples last November. The Italian team had previously won a European roirnd- rnhin contest, It was the general opinion that our team owed iu victory mostly to better bidding methods. Jmi Uw same, they had to play their cards with grest precision to bring home the Bermuda Bowl for the second year in succession. In trie hand shown today, Howard Schenken of New York held the West, cards, and John R. Crawford of Philadelphia held the East cards Their successful defense against four hearts was a combination of cold skill and warm imagination. Scnenxen opened the three of hearts, reasoning that dummy's bidding showed ruffing power. The Italian declarer won In his own hand and went after the spades in order to provide a discard for one of his low clubs. Schenken took the queen of spades with his ace and led a second trump. Declarer won in his own hand, and Crawford discarded Ihe deuce of diamonds even though he held such great strength In the suit. He had already foreseen the NORTH AKJ63 V J864 • .1 + AJ 73 BAST 4,084 4A972 Sooth 1» Pass ,»AK!tm 4Q1095 SOUTH(D) AQ5 » AKQ7: # Q864 442 Both sides vul West Nortli Pass 4V Pass Et»t Pas* Opening lead— » 3 course of the play. Declarer got, to dummy with the ace of clubs and discarded his remaining club en s high spade. Then he led a diamond from dummy to prepare for diamond ruffs. Without a second's hesitation, Crawford played the seven of diamonds Instead of putting up his ace or king. Declarer didn't realize he could win tb« trick by pliyinj nU Instead he finessed the eight of diamonds, hoping that the tip diamonds would drop early enough to establish his queen later on. This allowed Schenken to win with the nine of diamonds—somewhat to his surprise. It also allowed Schenken to lead a third trump, which, of course, was exactly why Crawford had made his remarkable play. Now declarer could ruff only one diamond in dummy and he therefore wound up losing three diamonds and a spade. eevson televise or radar do whatever it does. Somewhere, however, it Is possible to unearth a scientist who can put his finger on the mystery But how does the human mind i't-Fomplicale the human mind? A highly metaphysical problem, indeed. People outdo people all th» time and. I have a closet full of gimmicks, gadgets, trinkets and whatzits to prove how duped can * * • WHEN MAN CAN out-contrlv, himself, however, It would seem w« are at the end of the rope. The utter complexity of government has been discussed at length at numerous times and the only conclusions most of us can reach are sealed with question marks. H the experts have stumped themselves, we wonder, how does an ex-suspender salesman pretend to grasp the subject? What Is an expert? Assuming that the population of Washington is no less moral or human than we of the hinterlands, It must follow that no one in the capital understands government H no one in Washington, on account of being- merely human understands what he is doing, 'then who does? , Or. are we running on . . unnng on sheer momentum! If government la to °. complex for the human mind, Is loaded - f e deral Hajiuil 15 laza&i with nothing but humans then why not dump the whole bunch and let the 'thing" run by Itself? Why ... oh, the hell with It. Philosophy gives me migraine. IS Years Ago In Blytheville — LEPANTO, Ark.-While digftini a grave for one of the flood vteuL Ed Wiggins of Lepjnto uncovered some of the most perfect specimen. 01 Indian pottery ever found here. Arkansas museum curators term th« •Pre-columbus" Indians »nd uncovered four vases of blackwar. pottery, one I, over eleven inche* high and sectioned In four quarten It Is bulky at the bottom and tapers off to a slim top. Another Is » mall vase, shaped In the form of a dove. They were found scattered about the grave, which also held other artifacts and bones. Feathered Friends HORIZONTAL 1 Early bird of Spring * Birds of peace 11 Procession 12 Declaim! 14 Lives 15 Woolly IS African port 17 Quiet 19 Resin 20 Egyptian river 22 Pigpen 23 Goddess of youth 24 Rob 26 Divers 28 Republican party SOSwedith city 31 Reception room 34 Placed 35 Vendor 37 Fathers 41 Ailmenta 42 Wrong (prefix) 44 Verdi opera 45 Brazilian coin 46 Large st* dm* 48 Huge 49 Chooses 51 Mansion 53 Dedicate 54 Deputies 55 Wading birds 56 Heads VERTICAL 1 Hare 2 Song bird 3 Evil 4 Roman date 5 Birds' hom« 6 Ore concentrators 7 Verbal 8 Covered wagon 9 What-not 10 Bay In Portugal 11 Aches 13 Dionysos' mother 18 Belongs to it 21 United States' bird emblems 23 Goddess of hearth-fire 25 Diving bird 27 Views (Pr.) Answer to Pr«viou» Purrl* I 29 Pledges 31 Mated 32 Hereditary units 33 Relief (sculpture) 3«Fr« 38 Ribbon 39 Decree* 40W1M men 43 Individual U«J 48 Girl's n*m« 47 Fury 54 Book of BiW« (ab.) W IT m* a-w

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