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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. K. W. KAINES, Publisher A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor . HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* MtUonal Advertising Representatives: WalUc* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, AM****, Memphli. *• Mcond clasi matter at the post- *t BlythevJlle, Arkansas, under act of Con- October 9. 1917. Mtmber of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By curler In the city of Blythevllle or any Mburban town when carrier lervice it maintained, 25o per week. By mall, irithln a radliu of 50 miles, *5.00 per yur, »2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile lone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations g*e»l thou hovr Ahab humble (h himself before me? because he Itumbleth himself Iwfore ttW, I vfH not bring the evil in Iifs days: but ta hto son's days nil! I bring: the evil upon his .— I Kings 21:29. God's sweet dews and showers of grace slide off the mountains of pride, and fall on the low valleys of humble hearts, and make them pleasant and fertile. — t>3ighlon. Barbs | Any sir] can make a nemo for herself, says i * college professor. All she needs is a boy friend -: with » wedding ring. L ' * * * Onry one person In 300.0XX) Is struck hy UgM- nini—but there's always that freshly waxed kltch- . en floor. A. western prison is cutting down on the rmm- \ ber of hours TV programs are shown inmates. Xotiiing like giving the gents a break. 1 * * « Th« world li jrrowln; worse, according: to reformers. ID other words, there are more and • t » Schoo! teachers set a nlct example by making the HtHe things count. Britain Is at the Crossroads: Churchill Must Choose Way Any reader between the lines might have foretold the new "super-austerity" measures which has just fallen upon the poor Briton, already groggy from more than 12 years of shortages rind belt-tightening. It. has been evident for many months that Britain was entering a new phase of Its postwar economic history. The slung of blooming health had disappeared. Rearmament didn't really make the patient sick again; the truth was, he had never gotten well. So now the British are to import less coal and tobacco from America; to build fewer motor cars, television sets, houses, household appliances; to begin paying for medical services heretofore free; to spend less money on foreign travel. Some 10,000 civil servants are to be stripped from the government payroll. Some of these measures are aimed at checking: the drain on Britain's sliding dollar and gold reserves, others at making more materials available for armaments. One thing is supremely evident. They all spell contraction of the civil economy, and some of them spell a narrowing 1 of the total economic base. If these are meant as steps on the road back to lasting recovery, they nre strides along a circuitous route that for the moment, at least, does not seem to be leading direct to the goal. For Britain's stature as a world power was founded upon a broad base. That understructure has been shrinking for a long time. But if the process should proceed much further, the country would tumble into the ranks of secondary powers. The hour has arrived for big choices that shall either accept this sharply reduced status, or lay the groundwork for the recapture of some of Britain's old strength. The hour has arrived for big choices that shail either accept this sharply reduced status, or lay the groundwork for the recapture of some of Britain's old strength. Prime Minister Churchill is an incurable optimist and promoter of empire. He btiifcves Britain can regain enough of its fabled power to function as a balancing- force between Russia and the United States. Bui the proofs must now be adduced by him. The path back to greatness cannot be trod unless there is first * richer BL ii ME \TTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW? influx of raw materials. Tho United States once mor« has leaped into the breach with ?300,000,000 to be usod for this purpose, but In the long run Britain must figure how to get sufficient materials on its own. Els* there can be no solid recovery. A thicker flow of materials can mean widened markets for British manufactures, more dollars earned, more money to buy things with in foreign lands, economic expansion and a higher standard of living which points the way to enlargement of power. But as yet neither Churchill nor any other Briton has come forth with a plan which shows how this vital fundamental advance can bo made. And without that first big stride, all the other gains which may follow are plainly blocked. So the new "super-nustcrity" is not evidence of progress toward recovery. It is merely another and more drastic "trimming of the ship" in preparation for action. The real measure of Churchill as a peacetime leader is still to come. The Kefauver Style There was something disarming and even a little refreshing about the way Senator Kefauver chose to tell the country he wouldn't mind being president. First off, he called a press conference in Washington's slickest hotel, which struck newsmen as quite a civilized arrangement. Another twist developed when, in addition to reporters, there showed up at the gathering the senator's wife, Nancy, his 10-year-old daughter, Eleanor, most of his office staff, and assorted admirers. Finally, and nicest of alt, the senator got right down to brass tacks. With his wife beaming approval and with his old friends, the television cameramen, recording the proceedings for everyone forever, Kefauver declared forthwith: "I am rt candidate for the Democratic nomination for the office of President of the United States. ... I am going to work hard to win. I am in until the finish." Mo palavar about answering the call of the people— n call too frequently audible only to the candidate himself. No vague rantinga'and rhetoric. ,All in all, it was a pretty good show. Views of Others Truce Conference Should Be Ended Allied truce negotiators in Korea were preparing a "fresh draft of armistice policing details" Sunday with the hope of getting Communist assent, according to an Associated Pros dispatch. But the dispatch quoted negotiators as saying that the "big hurdles'' in the over-all effort will remain to be cleared. The Korean truce effort was first suggested more th&n a year ago and active negotiations have been under way more than six months, Yet a hopeful appraisal of the situation today can show thai not much more than a beginning haa been made.' True, the whole ff.'Id of differences has been covered In proposals, and the Allied negotiators have marie many concessions in an effort to reach an agreement. But the stony front of the Communist nttitucie nns hardly been dented. True to Communist technique, the enemy propagandists are filling the air with accusations that the Allies arc blocking the peace movement. It should be evident to anyone that dragging mil the rcgoliattons Is distinctly favorable to the enemy. They are fighting at home. We are fighting seven thousand miles from home. Even aside from the distance Involved, their fighting forces are maintained in the field at a very small fraction of the cost per man that Is required to maintain our expensive Army. Combining the several factors, it is probably costing us a hundred times as much per man. And the cost to the enemy In both money and blood is not being assessed primarily^ against our big enemy, Russia. She is letting the Chinese hordes do the fighting for her. MacArthur sized the situation up as one requiring a swift, decisive victory. He was thrown out and a wnr-to-win-a-trvice poll-::.- was substituted, we are still fighting it at great cost while Russia looks on as ft bystander. In cost and casualties i! has reached the proportions of a full- scale war. It is & dangerous situation that demand.! a return to a policy of prompt decision and action. We should force the Communists to sign or break off negotiations. —DALLAS MORNINO NEW» SO THEY SAY Juries nre not bound by what seems Inescapable logic to Judges.—Supreme Court Justice Robert Jackson. * * * If we truly want lo ovoid war, we must first of all cure the spiritual anemia of all peoples together with the lack of knowledge of their re- before God and m»n.—Pop* Phw xn. SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 1952 'Wow!" Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Point or Two about Taft-Lewis Battle of Words Need Clearing Up WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Sen. Robert A. Tan. of Ohio, candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, has asked (or a private huddle with United Mine Workers' President John L. Lewis. This Is one result ot their little ;pat over TafI-Hartley law inter- >retatlon before Sen. Matthew Neely's Labor subcommittee on mine safety. . There were no m I o r o phones around to record what Taft said to Lewis when the rather heated session was over. But Lewis later gave his press assistant, Justin McCarthy, « fill- in on this final scene of what may now become known as the Taft-Lewls act. walked over to where Lewis was sitting and extended his hand. Lewis rose and took it and they shook. Taft assured Lewis there was nothing personal In what he haul said to the mine leader. Lewis In reply said he admired Taft personally but that he had no understanding of the labor question and the problems of the American working people. Tli?n Taft said he'd like to ;alk it over with Lewis, repeating the request he had mnde previously for a conference. That ended the Peter Zdson exchange. It was all over in 30 seconds. Senator Taft is having a hard time convincing union labor leaders that he Is the working man's friend, not his enemy. This has been true ever since passage of the Taft-Hartley law. It is Inconceivable that John L. Lewis will ever come out with an endorsement of Sennior Taft for the presidency, no matter what is said when the two men hold their private meeting. If President Truman is the Democratic nominee, Lewis is expected to put his usual plague on both their houses and stay out of the campaign as he did in 1948 A STRANGFXy GENTLE LEWIS Lewis really didn't let himself go In his exchange with Taft before the •, Neely subcommittee. Senator Taft has Indicated that he will support what Lewis wants in this Instance. "I am quite willing to go Along with the law to improve these conditions." Senator Taft testified. "I know it Is difficult to get these safety things put in. I am putting them in." With Taft thus openly supporting federal mine safety enforcement Hint Lewis wanted, the miners' leader dkin't want to cross verbs and adjectives with the senator too vigorously. There was one part of the Interchange, however, which wasn't fully reported and Its fragments were widely misunderstood. This en me after Lewis had oom- plained that in one case where a mine had been closed down when safety recommendations had no been carried out, the operating coa company had sued the United Mini Workers' Union for $150.000 dam. ages under the Taft-Hartley law. THE COMPLETE QUOTATION "Mr. Lewis." commented Senatoi Taft, "I went to Harvard Law School. "One of the remarks I remembe: Mr. Warren making—and he wa professor of law — was that yoi could sue the Bishop of Boston fo bastardy, but you could not recov er." All he meant by it, as he sail later on. was, "The mere fact tha a man brings suit does not mean anything for my money." (The expression Mr. Taft referre to is In rather common use ameri law students, as a quick and pa answer to the question: "Can such and-such a lawsuit be Initiated?" Wire news services reported thl quote accurately. Some papers ed it«d it out as being unfit to print. Radio newscasters muddled U] the record by saying that the Ian guage was unsuitable for broad casting, which merely made every one curious on what happened. Seme of the scandal sheets an. rumor mongers opposed to Senate Taft are now picking up the qolrt< a* being original with Senator Tafl and not- attributing it to his ol law professor. This is the way campaign whls pering stories get started by mis representation. IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON N'EA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA)—Guys and Dolls: Arlene Dahl, facing a camera for the first time since she left MOM nine months ago, is hailing her escape from the "sweet little things I had to play." Playing opposite John Payne in Caribbean Gold" at Paramount, Arlent took time out to Ejiy: "This girl has (ire—It's a char- acterization—anrt I'm learning more from Director Edward Ludnig than I learned from any other director." Her blueprint.? for the futuru include a moviu to be filmed in Spain newest version of Victor Hugo's classic. "Les Miserables." British newcomer Michael Rennie. tattered and bearded, as the suffering Jean Valjean, Is rehearsing a dramatic scene with character actress Florence Bates. Before the camera turns, a prop man rushes to a table laden with slabs of steaming meat and artistically applies olive oil and dabs of water to the roasted surfaces for that glistening look. Yep, a leg of lamb has as much light to its own makeup man ELS with hubby Lex Barker, (if Sol Les-1 Ion-tirade ham in Hollywood! ser lets him out of his Tnrzan tree), and a British musical, "The Third Jirl from the Right." A date- with the stork for Arlene and Lex? "Maybe the next time you see me," she told me, "I'll have some news." John Howard's back on the sound stages again in "Models, Inc.," as the head of a model agency. "I'm playing John Powers," he confided, "hut don't irll anyone." Once a great lover at Paramount. John calls this role a semi-character part. "He's a guy who's been around beautiful women all his life and has never married. Confidentially. that's the story of my lite." John said. THIS MAKES HORSE SENSE "The Rghter." g little-known Jack London story, is being filmed at Motion Picture Center as Alex Gottlelb's [irst independent production. Before a tou-ering castle, Richard Conte. »nd Lee J. Cobb, as Mexican guerilla leaders who are trying !o overihrow » dictatorship. WHY XOT MAKE MIJI) IMES7 There aren't any doubles at the artificial mud lake that's being used for Fox's "Cry ot the Swamp." At a signal from Director Jean Negule^co. Jean Peters, Walter Brennnn and Jeffrey Hunter whip off their terry-cloth bathrobes and plunge into the cold mire. Jean and Waller are playing a father and dauchter who have been hiding in the swamplands for years. "We grunt snd groan Instead of UlklnR." Jean explains through her rhatlerlns; teeth. "We'll b« great as television wrcsllcrs after this." There's a cycle of movies about rodeo riders on the way and "This Man Is Mine." & Wald-Krasn» effort. Is shooting at RKO. Robert Mitchtim, Susan Hayward and Arthur Kennedy are rehearsing when I arrive on the set and the See HOLLYWOOD on Page » * JACOBY OH BRIDGE . slowly ride hones In a circle with ; cxpcrf Shows Great other revolutionists, It's Conte's first lime on a nag and he has a quick consultation with the wrangler In charge of his horse. "Don't worry," wyi the movie rqiilne expert, "Your horse knrtn-s Hie script as well as you know U," * » • An impressive set representing a huge French inn occupies one end Form in Winning By OSWALT) JACOBY Written for XEA Service Every sport has its enthusiast* who devote hour upon hour to the volunteer work that makes It possible for others to enjoy themselves. Dr. William Llpton performs this function for bridge players In the N'ew York area. t aoyad «ta*« at Pox for the wUly Upton It aiso * Iirrt-d»s* player, n very often he winds up winning the very tournament h has worked so hard to promote. In today's hand we see his Machlavel tan touch bringing home a gam that should have been defeated. West opened the four of spades and East held the trick with his Jack. Dr. Upton took the spade re turn with the ace and crossed to dummy with the queen of clubs ir order to lead the four of heart, from the dummy. The idea was artful but very sim pie. Lipton needed a heart trick t make sure of his contract. He want to make West win the firs heart trick, if possible, /or reasoa- that will soon be clear. He knew that if he led hearts fo the first time from his own hand West would play low In order to le East win the first trick in that sun East would be able to return hi last spade, clearing the suit. Wes would still have the ac« of heart as the entry to his establlhed spade.. When Dr. Lipton led the four o hearts from the dummy East mad NORTH ¥854 « A94t *AQ74 W«ST KAST ¥A732 • J7 « Q 10 6 2 *»1 +981 8OTTTH<D> * AKS VQJI* » KBS »KJ IDS North -South v«L Stoth We* Nor* Bwt 1 N T Pw * N. T. PM FMP Pan Orxnlnc lead— A 1 the normal (bat wrong) play ot th six of hearts. (He should have pu up the king.) When declarer playe the queen of hearts. West could d noting to defeat the contract. If West refused the trick, Sout would have the one heart trick that he needed. If West took the heart with his ace, he had no further entry !o the spades. Dr. Upton would be able to set up his heart trick without worrying about the znen- once over lightly- By A. A. FrrdrlcksoB R fee where the Air Force ha* been caught trying to line up Mm* ill-padded spots for its chairborne office help to settle their fuselage* n. Seems this chair procurement business Is a Jealously-guarded funo- !on of the General Services Administration. A House Armed Services sub- ommittee kicked the casters trom nder the Air Force and told the x>ys in blue henceforth to stick o the wild blue yonder and leave he chair business to GSA. The fly x>yi, it seems, had been about to lip in a requisition for 20.156 up- wlstered chairs »t nearly double he ante required for settln' furni- ur« picked out by GSA. * • • AIR FORCE PERSONNEL had >een testing super-plush chairs or 60 days, the subcommittee said and added that testing of charts The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN p. JORDAN, M. I). Written for N'EA Service T. D. P. says, "I have read a great deal of the dangers of taking slccp- ng pills and have wondered If this iPPlies to the type that may be nought at any drug store without a prescription. "One at these Is advertised as :ontaining no narcotics or barbital. 5o they affect the breathing centers of the brain and would it be dangerous for a person with one ung to take them occasionally?" As Mr. F. points out, the danger of taking sleeping pills has been generally recognized. As a result, most states now have aws which prohibit drug stores rom selling sleeping pills contain- ng barbiturates, except on a doc- or's prescription. This is for the protection of the lubllc and in order to avoid some of the dangerous effects of taking such pills In too large quantities or too often. To answer the question specifically, I should be doubtful that any pill which really induced sleep would he entirely safe to take, except under direction. Without knowing the particular drug or drugs included in the pill t would b« hard to know whether t would affect the brain or would be dangerous for a person with one lung. By all odds, drugs containing Barbiturates are the most common ly used for sleeping purposes. Tiles are various combinations of chem leal substances, called barblturL acid. The barbiturates can cause acute poisoning, A group' of 13 hospitals, for ex ample, collected 643 cases of poi toning by these drugs. These pa tfents had taken large overdose and were stck enough to have to g' to a hospital. Doubtless, there wpre many oth ers who had taken a little too much and had merely been slightly sic or overslept. Some people are especially sensitive to the barbiturate drugs. Such persons can get reactions from only small quantities. Some people become addicted to barbiturates, thnl is. they develop See DOCTOR SAYS on Page 6 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Molly Guard and Mildred Muir entertained 11 members of the Children of the Confederacy with » luncheon meeting at the Guard home yesterday. Cecil Branson led Blytheville High School's honor roll for the entire semester just completed. Juanita Gschwend and Jerry Cohen were tied for second place and Billy Leggett and Farrls Richardson tied for third. Approximately 100 persons, including two women, received fly- Ing Instruction at the Blytheviile Municipal airport during 1936; according to Bill Crews, manager of Crews Flying Service. s GSA business. The congressmen aid OSA chairs have been "fairly well researched" and checked out tlsfsctorfly. I'm not real positive about the procedure for researching chain or the qualifications of a chair researcher. It isn't, however, too hard to envision the hiring of this type of government expert, . . PERSONNEL! OFFICER: "I mderstand you are basing your application for a GSA position on previous experience, where did you acquire this experience?" APPLICANT: "With other government agencies, of course. There is no such Job outside of Washington." P.O.; "Oh." APP.: "I've pretty well made the rounds. But that was before GSA got an exclusive franchise on chair researching. My last position was with the Air Force,- but a House subcommittee lous—I mean, de- implemented that sort of project." * T * P.O.: "I SEE. What different types of researching have you done?" APP.: "Well, most of my time has been in swivel chairs. I guen I've logged 5.000 hours in them alone. Of course, that includes both chairs, swivel, with grms, and chairs, swivel, without arms. Ones I even researched a swivel chair upholstered In mink, but I dont lilt* to talk about that. . ." P.O.: "I understand. By the way. how did you get that nasty sea* on your jaw?" APP.: (blushing modestly): "Oh, that. Bit of hazardous duty with the Navy Department. I was putting an armless Job through its paces when n detail of WAVES marched past. I was rolling over to a window for a better view when a caster blew out. Threw me into a filing cabinet. Got the Purpla Pancreas for that." P.O.: "Gad!" APR: "Nothing, really. See the scar over my left eyebrow? Oot that test piloting three-legged bar stools. . ." P.O.: "Bar stools?" APP.: "Yes. For officer's clubs. Well, there I was, flat on my tail assembly at three and one-quarter feet. Bourbon to the right of me and gin to the left of me. The ice cubes were coming up thick and fast. My swizzle stick was bent at the fulcrum and my vision was obscured • when my wing man blew the heart ^ off a beer without allowing for a crosswind. . ." • * • P.O.: "GO ON', man, go on!" APP.: "Suddenly. In walked the general and I tossed him a snappy salute. There was a crash and "the tinkle of glass. I'd forgotten to let go of my highball glrss." P.O.: "Nasty business, that. What other types of seating facilities have you researched?" APP.; "There rcnlly isn't much I haven't sat. . . I mean researched. Lounge chairs, draftsman's stools, jeep seafs-now there's something I'm proud of. Got the Order of the Shattered Kidney with Pelvic Cluster for those jeep seats. Also spent some time testing post theater seats for chewing gum adhesive qualities." P.O.: "Very impressive. How l- bout experience with basic military seating structures?" APP.: "In all modesty, it was I who helped develop the mess hall bench which renders It impossible for a man to spend more' than la minutes eating without acquiring spasms of the sacroiiiac. I also had the honor of making final tests on t straight-back chairs and backless benches for dispensaries and chaplain's offices. These have saved approximately 1.000,000 man-hours for such officers." P.O.: "Amazing! You're hired." ;* * Simple Simian HOBIZONTA1, 5 Hideous ~^~ 1 Asiatic ape .™?" 5t , e '. 7 High order of « Birds'homos mammal 1 Caused by emaciation 8 Mineral rocks 9 National Emergency Council <ab.) 10 Muskhogean Indian 11 Serpent monster 12 Shouts mammal 13 Fruit 14 Interstice 15 Stair parts IS Recollect 17 Inquire 18 Heating device! 20 Sun 21 Foot part 23 Scion 24 Head coverings 25 Let it stand 27 European ermine (pi.) 29 Perch 31 Kaffir warriors 3 2 Employer 33 Feline 34 Cubic meters 36 Note (Latin) 39 Fence opening 40 Body ot water 42 Pause 44 UN official 45 Divest 47 Month (ab.) 48 Fanciful 50 Darling 52 Ever (poet.) 53 Compound ethers 54 Broods of bitterns 55 Looks fixedly VERTICAL 1 American senator 2 Gets up 3 Container 4JjMlividu.il 28 Arabian state 30 Horses 3 2 En pressed ,_„., 34 Sanctified 19 Numbers (ab.) person 22 Tenant 35 Weight of 24 Captive- India holder 37 Ripper 26 Row 38 Desire 39 Fasten! 41 Military assistants 43 Ringlet 45 Rational 46 Nuisance 49 Unit of energ» 51 Indonesian o£\ Mindanao 11 38

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