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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 7, 1952
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PAGE SIX BLTTHEVn-LE (ARK.) COURIER NEW? TME BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. M. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, AMisUnt PublWvcr A. A. FREDRtCKSON, Editor PAUI> O. HUMAN. Advertising M»n*«*r 8ol« National Advertising Representatives W»ll»« Wilmer Co,, New York. Chic»go, Detroit, Atlsnlv Memphis Entered as second class matter at the post- offiot >t Blytheville. Arkatuu, under »ct of Con- ttm, October «. 1817. Member of Th« Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blylhevllle or any •uburban town whert carrier service t» ma!n- Uined, S5c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, >5.00 per jrear, 12.50 for six months, »1.36 lor three months; by mall outside 50 mile x>ne. 112.50 per year payable In advance. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 7,1532 Meditations And 10 WM abw Jamri, and John, the tone of Zeb«t*«, which were partners with Simon. And Jesus Mid unlo Simon, Fe*r not; from henceforth thou ihtll raich men.—l.iike 5:1*. * * * Tlit best way U for each of us, quietly, without excitement or (ear, to do ihe dally Jobs before H*. —James Per kin*. Barbs An Indiana bojr Kt fire to » school because his standings were fair. We'll bet his standing with schoolmates went up a notah, * * * A toft aniwer may turn away wrath, but It'i certainly not "GueM who'* calling." * * * Nothing m*k« * man's build g* to pot quicker thin ig«. * * * TH« answer bo why »ome auio drivers xei the bad brrftk* and others don't Is bad brake*. * * • N If we *U decided to do just an wt please, think of th« unmade bed* and sinks full of Time for the 'Great Debate' On the Air Base to End Blytheville's "great debate" on the »ir baso appears to have run ita comae with the same net result as that of the national controversy over the firinR of General MacArthiir—no conclusions. If anything is to he drawn from the deluge of letters, statements, charges, sccnsalions, opinions and demands nub- licized in regard to the air base, it is that those Javoring reactivation are more willing to fight for the cause than the opposition.- Otif of approximately 40 letters received by the Courier News, the Chamber of Commerce and the mayor's office, only two have expressed opi>osition to the air base. Opposition has come mostly from two spokesmen and in the form of petitions hearing less than 200 names. Blylhe- ville's 1950 population was enumerated at 16,222 by the U. S. Bureau of Census. If opposition represents the majority —or even a large part—of the citizenry of Blytheville, why is it they have been willing to sign petitions, but have been at least negligent if not reluctant to stale their views by letter and as individuals as have so many persons favoring reactivation? It's easy to sign a piece of paper when that paper is presented complete with pen and ink, but it takes a lilile more time (and presumably interest) to compose a letter on one's own initiative. Petition names carry no viewpoint, bill rather endorse generality—in this case, opposition to reactivation of the air base. Those persons who have laken enough time to detail their views by signed letter certainly have indicated their reasons. They have both favored Ihe general issue of air'base reactivation and stated their reasons for that support. The petitioners have not. Only two persons have had the courage of their convictions to speak oul clearly and intelligently against reactivation. They are entitled to that opinion, but obviously are in the minority. In addition to Ihose writing letters in favor of the Jiir base, the Chamber of Commerce, the City Council, the.American Legion, ,)unior Chamber of Commerce, Blytheville Ministerial Alliance and all city civic clubs have supported reactivation. These organizations represent a siz- «h!e portion of the city's population. Approximately 13,'t-lO words have been printed in this newspaper alone on Ihe •tibject of reactivation since the opposition developed last week. Hi* time for the "great debate" to end. This newspaper favors reactivation of the air base and believes it is time for the opposition to yield ils stand cjuickly and publicly to the majority for Ihe good of the community. It cannot and has not been ijuextioncd lhat a $900,000 monthly payroll would give Blytheville a badly-needed economic boost. The Ministerial..AIIiance lias favored reactivation. Morals are a question of personalities and people. Military men are people, it in up to a city mid ils populace to maintain its own moral standards regardless of whether or not military personnel are present. Many more words could and may be written about this issue, bul in the final analysis, the Air Force alone will deckle as to whether or not the base will be reactivated. The air base reactivation move should be .supported by all so the wishes of the many may not be jeopardized by the opinions of (lie few. Views of Others Tax Rebellion Maral'tll housewives aren't, the only ones who are becoming fed up with the lengthening reach ol Die federal tax arm. Fifteen state legislature's have pedlloned Congress to submit to the states the proposed constitutional amendment thai. If Adopted, would limit the peacetime federal take to 25 per cent, II enough legislatures pass this petition, Congress will have to submit the amendment. Our tax structure not ojily has become confis- cntory hut, In some cases, is defeating ils own ends. A pending bill, sponsored by Trumanltes • nd passed by the House, would take 84 nor cent of all income above *80,000. In New York'the state nicks such income 9 per cent.. Thus the lax- payer would have to pay 103 per cent—or more than he receives. Hardly an Incentive to in. creased production I In Washington the big spenders of other people's money are scared. Rep. Wright Patman of Texa* Is leading (lie fight against the proposed 25 per cent limit. The limit, If Imposed, would b« « compelling force to government economy and would almost automatically eliminate waste. Truman reptatedly has promised to do this but has gone oil spending more and more. The change would re.«tore to the slates some of their lost responsibility, it would lorce thousands of federal locusts to go back U> earning their own living and would get governmenl back on a sounder basis. -DALLAS MORNING NEW» So Pitiful Harry Oross. once New York's hot-shot bookmaker, h»s admitted under oath that he did p*y off a. million dollars, al"year to some members of the New York police [orce. He first told this story to a grand Jury. But later he refused to testify and w'recked the trial of IB police officers because, he now claims, lie pitied the defendants and their families: I fell, enough scandal was uncovered without sending people to jail. ... I felt I was better off going to Jail myself. What a touching story. There is a contrast between Grogs' sympathetic silence In behalf of 13 well-placed officers, and his present volubility in the trial of two young patrolmen accused of letting him escape custody. How does the master of corruption ration his pity? But if bookmaker Gross felt he was belter off goinK to jail, he ought to be well satisfied, for he faces five and 12-j'ear sentences, chancel »re, since he hns talked so much, he feels safer in Jail. If so, he got about us much sympathy from the courts as he deserved. - ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SO THEY SAY Double Exposure efer Cdson's Washington Column— Pentagon Backs Vmsons Plan For Volunteer U AIT Program Nehru comes out very strongly against [lie Communist, parly. He does not mince any words. What confuses us Is thnl Nclirn snys that the Communist IdcnLs arc great ideals, but crit'.dzi'S the Communist party as not carrying out these Idea Is.--Ralph McOill, editor of the Atlanta Constitution, on Premier Pniuitl Nehru ot Iiulla. * » « Oh. we're looking lor tlic culprit*, nil right, but I clun't think H's an International incident.—Washington Pohcc u. Charles Van Meier on the tl.ert ot name plates from the Russian and Dontanlan legations. * » * There's no .sense spending 83 cents of every tax dolla: for the military, and sitting on the atom bomb and not doinp anything about II. The people viant (»ace and this would be. mme satislacu ry thai) the Atlantic pact.—Sen. Estes Ketauvc;- cD.-Tcmi.) on the Atlantic Onion. * * + I am sure the American people are not going to be too particular about numbers, just BS long as they get nil cm- boys back who are alive. —Rep. Ben Jensen (R.-Ia.! on Americans held by Reds in Koiea. * » * But with the scope of this great tragedy, this will have to be more than jvist ft routine check. —Sen. Hubert mutiplirey (D.-Miiui.) on West fVankfort. III., mine disaster. * * • We c?m»t believe, quile frankly, that lens ot thousands have disappeared Into thin atr—Rear Acini. U. E. Liliby, delegate to the Korean truce talks, on missing UN prisoners. WASHINGTON (NEA) — Univer- al Military Training plans have aken R new taek with House Arm- Services Chairman Carl Vin»'s plan for a voluntary UMT of 0,000 met!. It approved, it would .art this fall. M a J. - Gen. Lewis' B. Hers h e y, Selective Service director, and Mrs. Anna M. Rosenberg, EISS iuta (i t Defense 5 ecretary in charge of manpower prob- 1 e rn s had pie- Peter Euson selltert „ ther Inns for gelling UMT started. But the Pentagon has now dccid- d to back the Vinson plan. There are three principal rea- ons. First, the Vinson plan could be tarled without additional cost, hat is, within the presently plan- led $51 billion defense budgel. Second, it would not affect pres- nt draft quotas from men 18 l ,7 to 6 years of age. Only 18-yeiu-olcis would volunteer for the six-month UMT training. Third, this small beginning would permit the Department of Defense to build up UMT gradually, gaining necessary experience as it went along. Opposition to the whole Idea of UMT remains pretty much what it always has been. Church groups are against It, and they constitute the most effective opposition. Labor union and farm organization leaders are against it. Educational leaders are against it ofr a variety of reasons. Some want Ihe job done us part of the regular educationay syslem. Others are opposed to any peacetime Interruption in the educational process. But an American Council of Education meeting in Washington was unable to agree on any stand to lake against pending UMT plans. Not Expected | 0 Be Political Issue AH the veterans' organizations and patriotic societies are for UMT. And it is not a political issue, except as individual candidates have taken stands for or against it. Both Republican and Democratic leaders have support UMT for many years Public .opinion polls show major ities favor the UMT idea. It is nc expected to be debated widely dur ing the coming Presidential an Congressional campaigns. The whole question now is how to meet military requirements fron available manpower resources, xvhili at the same time a new long rangi national defense plan Is put int operation. Coupled with UMT legislation Is » new military reserve bill which must also be enacted to make UMT fully effective. It may take six or seven yea. to get UMT in full operation. B 1960. every qualified young m would be required to serve his six months in UMT. He would then go into the reserves for severs and a half years, to age 26. When these UMT reserves are built up to necessary strength, it is believed the size of the regular peace-time military establishment can be reduced. Military budgets can then be cut proportionately. That is the long See EDSON on Page 11 once over lightly- By A. A. Fredrlckson f According to the news wires, one Winnie Ruth Judd has again aken leave of her comfortable cell In favor of less cramped quarters, f you recall, Mrs. Jiidd Is the woman who carved up a couple of friends ack In '31, which was a bad year for everybody. This Is the second time In the jast couple of months and about he fourth or fifth time all in all The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service If there is anyone who actually welcomes the appearance of gray hairs either early or late in lite, with the possible exception of a confidence man, I have yet to hear of It. Q—Do you know what will restore Kray hair to ils original color? Is there some vitamin that will do it? If so. please tell me. Miss E. M. A—So far, there appears to be no vitamin or drug which will restore the plsment or hair in human be- its. Quite x lot of excitement was caused several years ugo when a vitamin known as pantothenic acid was reported to restore the hair color in gray foxes, but this appears to have no similar effect in human beings. Vegetable rinses and dyes can be used, of course,, but. the latter should be employed willi great care since there have been c«ses of poisoning from gome of the dyes formerly on the market, and occasionally, a person Is sensitive even to one of the less dangerous dyes non- used. • * '• Q—Is it possible for a little boy seven years old to have asthma", and if so, is there anv treatment which will cure it? Mrs. O. L. B] A—Asthma is no respecter of a?e and children iet it as well p- jrowiiups. An effort should be made In the case of this little boy to find the substances to which he Is sensitive, and either remove him from contact with these substances, try to desensitize him, or employ some other treatment. Asthir.-, should not be allowed to run on vithout an effort being made to 'inlify the cause. that Mrs. Judd has waltzed away from the Arizona State Hospital, for the meiitnlly unhinged. ArJi' the officers scrounging the counT try-side for Winnie Ruth have come up with a problem. THESE OFFICERS have complained, via the press, of public Indifference to the escape proceedings. Sorry, fellas, but I can't help you. Sympathy I can give you, but naught else. I must confess to being as indifferent as the rest ol the public. Try as I may, I just can't, seem to get all riled up about Winnie Ruth's latest flight. Trouble with my generation, is tint about all we can recall of 1931 is that some IIIIM named Hoover tvns president mid some party called Republican was enjoying its last year as ton doz on capitol ihill, Back in those days, trunk slaying was hot a double stuff, es- -r —•0 ••« -» 11 uu 3L.U1I, US- pecially when the parties ot the first and second parts were done in by a woman who sliced them into a number of other paits. i' might have thought more of It at the time except that I was too busy wonder- Ing why big boys chased big ginfe when cops and robbers wns W' much more fascinating and a lot less binding on one. N HOLLYWOOD By EKSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA^—On The Record; Centime CaJvet. on kcep- ng the movie censors happy: There's a mole on my chest. If he mole shows, I know my gown •; cut loo low to pass the censors, f it doesn't show. I'm okay. The nole is my censorship insurance." Rundnlph Scolt, on his graying lair: , "I'm not going to do anything ibout it. People have been looking it me for 20 years nnd I'm not s;o- ng to try to fool 'cm at this slage. \nyhow. I'd rather have gniy hair lian wear .a hairpiece." ' Ruth Husscy. on tlic color of her fur: "I had to bleach it for a movie and was quoted ns snying I'm .staying blonde fur keeps. Let's (EICO it H a good role corner up I'll dye my Ur purple, if necessary." (he finish line one afternoon. It was the first time that a ever won by a jockey's eyeballs." Director George Cukor, on Hollywood's feminine temperament: "Most of the- supposedly difficult women stars check their unreasonable moods at the sound stage door. Any actress worthy of the name knows she isn't going to bluff or ovcr?.*ve her director." Worse Than "Chine," Huh? Spike Jones, about television: "They tell me that in one ntght my Sec HOLLYWOOD on Page 12 75 Years Ago In BlythcYtllc — Phillip Williams has returned to Cope Ctirarrtcau, Mo,, where he I; ;i tiller at Souiiicast Missour. Teachers college after having come home lo be hove during the 1il%'h water ware to operate his amateur ! radio station. i . News has been received here ! the birth of a daughter to Mr. and Mrs. John A. Brodcrlck of Boston '.\lr.s. nrodcrick was formerly Miss i ncssee. Buddy Baer. complaining tint his six feel, six and a half is a career handicap: "Stewait GranRcr. Jeff Cluirdlpr nrt a lot of other. 1 ; arc only ;< couple of inches shorter than I am.-,- ., , -••-• But time allei lime 1 lose roles be- | Kl ' thlJ ' n B » chie y. of Blytheville. cause the leadins '"an vrlo « ,„,.. j ; *"*• <-• C. Hawks and children, guess 1 make 'em look like uudscls." !, 5 c """ Ra ndall, returned yes- It T:A,'S a Cool Actor " 1 f erri:I - v fro <" " vt «t in Points of Ten Tom Tully. after playing the fnth- , cr of Marilyn Monroe: i "If you c.\n play Acrnes uilb lliat ' ^rscoiM doll and still ronrriilr;ilc ..n a |utmul approach, then -you've ' KKAM.Y ACTKI)." f i Diana Lyim, about tclevisum: I lie Hollywood came tax Now.! thanks to TV. tlicrc are new :-lar.s as rccosniznblr us our top niu\ie queens, ami many ol them lime no dcrirc lo Mgn film suulio cnmiacts." than great skill for his victory. He must also have a calm easy-going temperament, an dhe must be able to get along with 50 or 60 prima ctonnas. Sounds like a cinch, does- VI it? Sidney Silodor, o[ Philadelphia, was the miracle man who yon last, year's Individual Championship. Today's hand shows an example of his skill. West opened the queen of spades, and the suit was continued until Silodor rurfert trie third round. He laid down the ace of hearts and discovered the bad news about the (riinip suit. Sidney saw that he could afford to lose only one more trick—to the ace of diamonds. He would have to get to dummy o:-.:.2 for a trump finesse and twice more for diamond finesses. This meant that he would need three entries ito-dummy. Silodor therefore led a low club from his hand and blithely finessed dummy's ten. When that remarkable finesse held, he returned the tcti of hearts from dummy. East covered with the queen, and dcclar. er uon and drew a third trump. Now he left the !s3t trump out In order to turn his attention to the diamonds. He entered dummy vltlt the queen of clubs and re- Lurncd a diamond to finesse the Q—What could be the cause of lasing the eyebrows entirely? Is this unusual, and can anything be done to restore the growth again? Mrs. W. B. M. A—Fortunately, this ii unusual. The most probable cause is a dis- «a« known an alopecia areata, or baldness in spots. The cause of this condition is not known, but the Jialr usually grows back after a time. Nearly all aiitncid powders the treatment of ulcers of the' tomach contain sodium. Isn't so- lum harmful to one who has high lood pressure? 5. G. A —Probably a person who Is so nfortunate as to have ulcers of he stomach as ivcll as high blood rcssnre, should be treated with ne of the antacid substances winch does not contain sodium. Q— Coultl a person get cancer rom cows by drinking unpasteur- :ed milk? Mrs. u M. A—Not so far as I know, though other diseases, of coarse, such as nduLinl fever, tuberculosis, ant) epttc sore throat, can be spread by in pasteurized milk. * o Q—What are the symptoms when i person has a non-toxic goiter? M. P. A—The usual symptom Is enlargement of t he thyroid Rland, near the base ol t he nee.'., In front. The symptoms of toxiclty such as nervousness, rapid pulse, am! high >asal metabolic rate, are absent. Occasionally, the glanil is enlarged >elow the neck so f-".t it cannot >e readily seen or fe" JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bridge Tourney *?\ OSWALD -TACOBY Written for NEA Service j Many of the nation's bridge ex- I pens ate beginning a lone weck- Arllmr Kennedy, on chlmine Hoi- [ cnri IMlay by playing in The first lywooci's vvorst-drf^ed m;<n title: s^ey.siou of the Life Masters Pair "Bob Mitrlium lias TWO pairs of ; Championship in New York.. The pants." | weekend will close with the Lite * ' ' jMa.-ters Individual Championship. Virginia Mayo, talking about her ' An Individual cnntMt is a vcrv ot colics Working Her • education Way Thro- "Sue';, trying Col- 1 You experience To uio.'t experts. ay a few hands with a part- incr. then change partners. Alto.... aether, you have to adapt yoursell by ; to jo or GO other 1 partners, each time jaRrcciitK in K frw seconcis to the methods you will use for about two Tlic Individual Is usually won by 1 saw Jane Russell wailing it » great player, but he needs more •' • ;>in, linn viirtusc jianners. rtiio- Ihc f.immis Motnrti Ihrouch the aether, you have to adapt vourscU ages ;\t!,\inr,i Hirlr posit'--- • •- •- — --• - ~ - turnlns hf.iris, nnl pases." Hi"') "PC. about the races nt Santa Anita: NOKTH ¥ 10743 * 987 + AQ10 WEST *QJ 10T 4 V Xone * A 6 4 3 *J652 EAST A ASS » QS5Z » Q52 SOUTH (D) South 1 V Pass ¥ AKJ9S » KJ10 *KS7 East-West sill Weil NorrV Pass 2» Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pan Opening lead—4k Q ten When allowed to hold this Uicl he entered dummy again with th ace of clubs and finessed the Jac! of diamonds. West could take the ace of dia monds, but could do nothing to de feat the contract. He actually le another diamond, whereupon Silo dor won with the king and «l la could draw the last trump. SINCE THEN such things have come to pass as to 'water down one's ability to concern himself with a single slayer, ways and means and bag limit notwithstanding. Even for those as were entranced by the case a score of. years ago time has wrought new problems \vhich have completely dethroned Winnie Ruth as worry material. Wars, rumors of wars, taxes Inflation, shady politics, bribes,' influence, mink coats and similar wonders of modern civilization make it pretty tough for a 21-year- old killim; to stir the public. Some may even wonder why it Is we should be expected to worry about Winnie Ruth when it seems she can pull up stakes whenever the mood strikes her. We are more inclined to wonder if perhaps the Arizona State Hospital and the miffed officers shouldn't worry more about buying a new lock for Winnie Ruth's boudoir than ab public Indifference. * * » CONSIDERING THE way pun- Islnnciit 1)1 fit? the crime this day and age. I can not work myself into a sweat about on in-again, out-again inmtite. Aftflr proving her guilty twice, we are going to try one Judith Copton a third time. Deep freezes and hams and TV sets and mink coats can he procured tn unconventional ways without even & slight scolding in most cases. Taxpayers' coin has been dispensed as loans obtained via influence and bribery and the roughest punishment to date has been disemployment. It appears that an attorney general has been goofing off on the job and the attorney general gets appointed to investigate the attorney general. Where misfeasance warrants at least firing, gentle censure has been substituted. A slap on the wrist seems to be the limit for current brands of .shady dealing involving the federal government. Hence it is asking a lot to demand that the public offer up indignation over an ancient homicide when we are being stabbed dally In U£| wallet. ' ~ H:ilry and Hitirles* The hairiest peoples are the Australians attd the' Tasmanians. and the least hairy are the yellow races, according to the Encyclopedia Bri- tann'ca. Reptilian Romp HORIZONTAL 1 Common viper 6 Reptile 11 Wind instrument 13 Ached 14 Pesters 15 Scurrilous Answer to Previous Puzzls 5 Staggered S Went by steamer 7 Prong 8 Genus of QIC =1V fiTE O V E S I_IA &OBIN ducks i.. ^ui, ,n,,, 5 9 Seaweed ashes 16 Compass point 10 Icelandic 17 Coat part myth ,, _ 19 Health resort 12 Former 24 Type of cheese 41 Unadulterated ZOIrregular Russian ruler 26Mimicked 42Palm leaves 21 Rate oft 'ioa'3 Gi(t 27 Apple center 43 Charity 25 Edits IS Boiled 28 Journey 45 Inactive 30 Solid foodstuff 29 Printer's term 46 Forest 31 Scottish alder 2 ! Farm building 31 Added creature tree 22 Hawaiian 37 Western state 47 Gaelic 32 Harbor precipice 38 Changes 49 Exist 33 Pseudonym of 2i Silkworm 40 Italian rlvtr 51 Consume M Charles Lamb i 34 Insect egg 35 Iroquoian Indian 36 back rattlesnake 38 Expert 39 Royal 41 Genus of meadow grasses 44 Put forth effort 45 Fish 48 Deficiency SO Requirer 2 Cleaning apparatus for small aims 53 Papal capes 54 German city 55 Cubic meter VERTICAL 1 Deeds 2 Accomplishes 3 Sketch * Abstract beiof <CH

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