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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 11, 1952
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PAOE SIX TBB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER KBW8 CO. H. W. HAINE8, PuMUher HAHfiY A. MAINES, As»lst*nt Publish** A. A. PHEDRICltSOK, RHtor . RT7MAM, Adrerttoing Sota National Advertising Wallac« Wltmer Co., New Xork, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Mernphfe. kntered *c ctoond ekK matter *t UM post- o«k» »t BIytheville, Arkansas, under Kt of Con- grew, October 9. KIT. Member ot The Associated Pr«4 SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BtythevUl* or »ny Mbttrhan town where carrier iervlce it maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius oZ 50 miles, «5.00 per year, J2.50 for six months, Jl.25 for three months; by maH outside 50 mile zone. H2.SO per year payable In edvanoe. Meditations He (hat is unjust, let Mm be unjiui itlll: »nd he which Is flllhy, Icl him be flllhy still: and he thai Si righteous, let him be righteous still: and he that is holy, M him be holy still.—Rev. 22:11. * * » Moral principles require reasoning and discourse to discover the certainty, ot their truths; they He not open as natural characters engraven on (he mind.—Locke. Barbs A lot of slag conventions are held just so the date for the next convention can be set. * * • * The most successful people kwp their mind on their work—others their work on thrir mind. * * * Safety tip to motorists: H you Insist on taking corners on two wheels, ride a bicycle. * » » Everybody learns something every day, says a writer. And then terrible memories »poll everything * » • More political candidates would be promising young men If more of them were young. If Reds Want Wage Equal ity They Should Try Capita I ism One of the great but false boasts of the Soviet Union is that the Communist regime has built a society in which people are more nearly equal in income than anywhere else in the world. The truth is that American capital- lam,-which the Beds revile as the exploiter of ordinary humanity, has gone farther than any other economic-political system to narrow the spread between the highest and lowest incomes. Even Socialistic Britain, with Us determined effort to achieve this very end, lias not succeeded as have we in the United States. Obviously the reason cannot be because the rich in this country are less rich than tha moat privileged in Russia and Britain. . The British have systematically sought to cut down the wealthy, and the top bracket Russians, though far better off than they want the people to realize, don't range very high by American standards. The real story, as pointed out recently by Peter F. Drucker in the Saturday Evening Post, is that the "poor" people of the United States are so much more fortunate economically than the wretched lower classes of Europe and Asia. The National Bureau of Economic Research, an outfit studying long range trends and not given to spectacular individual incomes in the past 25 years "one of the greatest social revolutions in history." Slore than 60 per cent of America's families now have what is considered a "middle class" income. Back around 1900, only 25 per cent of the families were that well off. And these gains have been made despite a notable inflation that finds the 1952 dollar worth roughly one third of the 1900 dollar. For instance, the. yearly income of the average U. S. factory worker has zoomed to ?3000 today, against about $500 at the turn of the century. That's a sixfold advance, and means his real income has doubled despite the cheapening of the dollar. Drucker cai'a attention to another striking trend that is lifting up this country's lower income groups and diminishing the range between high and tow. This is the remarkable tendency of ordinary folk to participate in the ownership of the country's largest businesses. The Bell Telephone System now has 1,000,000 stockholders. Of these, some 200,000 are company employes. Standard Oil Company of New Jersey has 220,000 stockholders, including many workers. Alto«etb«f, 15,000,000 Americans, on« out of every 10 men, women and children, sre today stock owners. In other word*, they have a financial Make themselves In the operation of our capitalist economy, If you add to these all the people who have a share in business indirectly, through savings deposits and life insurance payments which afford business a prime source of capital, you get a much larger figure, So the country which Communists— and Socialists too—constantly excoriate as the despoiler of the masses is in fact doing far better by the masses than the enemies of capitalism have any hope of doing. The kind of equality they talk about Is the kind we already have and are steadily getting more of. The sort the Reds are achieving is largely accomplished by leveling the top brackets, except for the privileged few of the ruling regime. It is a destructive process that seeks to make a virtue of "organized depression." Our increasing economic equality is attained not by leveling hut by raising up the low brackets toward a standard of genuine well-being for all. BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWf Not a Free Agent Attorney General McGrath's choice of Newbold Morris, 1949 Republican mayoralty candidate in New York City and a long-time fighter for good government, probably assures that the inquiry into corruption which he will lead will be as fait and full as the limits upon him permit. The limits are, ot course, that this is to be the Administration's investigation of its own house. In the light of the scandals already exposed, there is utterly no reason to imagine that the general public would really be satisfied by anything less than a thoroughly independent inquiry, conducted by nn impartial commission free of any strings sto the present administration. This is President Truman's political answer to an issue that ought to transcend politics. Views of Others Armed Service Wastes In the exhibit arranged by the special subcommittee on procurement of the House armed services committee under the chairmanship of Congressman Hebert, considerable evidence seems to have bt-en gathered for charges that the anncd services, with their billions In appropriations, "ar« the most s.-3stcf:il of all our branches of government." Specifically, as displayed-ln the subcommittee's "chamber of horrors,'' waste of a. particularly unnecessary kind Is revealed when.the Marines pay $16 a pair for exactly the stime booLi lor . which the Army pays $25 a pnir. Similarly the puchase of Identical bliuikels by the different armed services at various prices is Indefensible. And while soup bowls possibly represent a small p.irl of the total armed .services' budget, it Is ridiculous for the Army to pay 23 cents apiece while the Navy Imys the same bowl for only 18 cents. The essential point Is, as Congressman Hebert has pointed out. that procurement of the same article needed for all three armed services should be bought &t the same price. As the New Orleans legislator says, the situation "now re- illrer correction immediately." Moreover, th« iiractice — amusing IhougTi it may be — of pay- Ing SIS to $18 more for ch.ilrs to tis ussd by secretaries ol generals and admirals than for thosa to be used by secretaries of officers of lesser rank represents a costly and unnecded catering to "brass-lit! I iprn." Fcdem! civilian agencies appear to have made some changes in procurement practices following ths recommendations of the Hoover commission several years ago. We suspect that avolrtnnce ot waste and careful purchasing could also be Improved greatly In the civilian services. But it ts in the services where annual appropriations ran to astronomically large sums that unified procurement practices will bring the greatest economies. —New Orleans Times-Picayune SO THEY SAY Aggressors will not refrain from an attack because of a word o"- phrase.—John Maktos. O. S. delegate to the. UN. « * * 1 wasn't upset about H but I certainly was surprised.—Ted Williams, on being called into the Marine Corps. V * * Racial myths obstruct democracy and give credence to the siren propaganda of those who traffic in hunger, oppression and disillusion.— Illinois Gov. Adlal Stevenson. * • » While our main effort was in the direction ot existing world tensions, we are making real progress in the peaceful uses of atomic energy.— Gordon Dean, chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission. • * * I believe that there Is so much agreement; now that we are going to get & European continental -—W. AvertU Harrlmaa, It's That Last Straw That Bothers Mr. Hoover MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1953 By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON—(NBA)— Heroes n tight spot.s never know whether thev'll get medals pinned on them lor bravery or Vie forced to face a ^ourt-martlal for taking unneces- iary risk. That's an old saying In the Army ind Navy, it has now arisen to plague the four American Air Force men ransomed for $30.000 apiece after their plane had been forced to and in Hungary, Nov. 19. Not only are o o n g r e s s tonal committees still Interested In this incident. An Air Force Flying E- valuatlon Board has been convened in Gemany to Investigate how and why the Peter Idson plane happened to get lost, This Is routine Air Force procedure to prevent bad accidents from lappening again and to avoid repetition of mistakes, New Information on th» case of ,he lost c-41 has been received In Washington. It reflects no definite discredit on the two pilots,, Dave Henderson mid Capt. John P. Swift, nor ,heir two flight sergeants Jesse A. Duff and James A. Elam. But it does raise a number of questions on flight planning in Eur- Pefer Edson's Washington Co/urn Case of the Ransomed Airmen Is Still Being Investigated by US. This was a regular TJ. 6. air at- tache supply flight from Erding Air Force depot, northwest of Munich, Germany, to Belgrade, Yugoslavia. Missions o«t of Srding are flown on a roster basis. Tt just happened that this particular crew drew the assignment. Captain Henderson had made the flight before. Captain Swift had not. Belgrade Wants Daylight Flights Only Belgrade airport closes down at 2 p. m. for departing planes, but is open till dark for arriving planes. First, reason for this Is that the airport lighted runways. Second reason is that the Yugoslav government doesn't w°.r>t r-"- plnnes flying over Its landscape after dark. Sunset In Belgrade hi November 11s around 5 p. m. local time, and I it's dark half an hour later. Any plane that didn't arrive by that time would be out of luck. The nfght plnn filed by Captain Henderson called for a run of four hours and 45 minutes, Erding to Belgrade. Tills plan was filed with the Yugoslav consulate at, .Munich, which presumably ck-i.rusi Lhe plane into Belgrade, so its arrival was expected. The plane left Erding at 10:56 a. m.. local time. With a 4:45 flight, tt should have arrived at 3:41 p. m., over nn hour before sunset and an hour and a half before dark. En route, however, the plane ran Into bad weather. It was an instrument flight from Erding, Germany to Innsbruck, Austria, which the crew did see through a hole In the clouds at 16.000 feet. Prom there they were on Instruments again to Bolzano, Italy and Venice. They had to take this roundabout route, much ofl a straight course, for instrument check points. From Venice they had to fly visual flight rules northeast to Bdine, Italy, then southeast to Ljubljana Zagreb and Belgrade. There is a railroad line to follow from Udine to Belgrade but they couldn't see It and flew dead reckoning. The plane checked in by radio at Udlne at 3:35 p. m., local time. But this was only six minutes before they were due in Belgrade, and they still had 400 miles to go. CREW COULDN'T PICK UP BEACONS Zagreb and Belgrade' h?ve on ] y low-power radio beacons with a range of 30 to 40 miles, but Captain Henderson and his crej. never were able to pick them up. They were lost from the time they left Udine until they followed a Soviet fighter plane which buzzed them, and landed at Papr, Hungary at 8:05 p. m. They were thus In the air for seven hours, instead of the less than five hours their flight plan called for. The radio equipment just didn't work properly, but this may have been due to atmospheric conditions See EDSON on Page 8 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKTNE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: its been kept quiet, but Vice President Albcn Barkley ; said to have been opposed to MGM making Its new Van Johnson picture, "Mr. Congressman." and at first refused to lend Wish- ngton's official government bullring Q$ backgrounds. The studio finally changed the Vccp's attitude by getting veteran newsman Cecil Dlckson. a close riend. to Intercede. Reason given for Barkley's hostile.}-: His anger over two o!b~r Hollywood movies about the Capital. -Mr. Deeds GOES lo Town." and 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington." Hollywood's first big heartbreak story of 1953 Is the surprise blow- ,ip of Gall Russell's movie comeback as George Raft's co-star in Loan Shark," Although "Illness" has been zlv- en as the cause of her withdrawal from the cast. Gall had regained her health and was all set to take her place in the Hollywood sun. The real story: Shock and concern over the Injury of her brother in an auto accident unnerved her to such an extent that she was unable to continue with her role. There's a serious wobble in the marriage of the Dale Robertsons. Big topic of conversation among the girls around Hollywood Is Llz- abeth Scott's collection ot diamond baubles, biRger than Zsa Zsa Oa- bor's. All sifts from her Mr. Big. iVhJt will Arllc Say? Attention Lana. Betty tKern). Ava and Kathleen! Artie Shaw's first book. "The Trouble With Cinderella," Is an AUTOBIOGRAPHY. It hits Ihe bookstands in May and is reported to explain Artie to the world. Marilyn Nash, who was Chaplin's lending lady in "Monsieur Verdoux." !s siarrlng in "Come Back, Little Shcba" at the Pasadena Community Playhouse, hut not. savin? "comeback" to hubby i>bJJ Yiurdia, tht wilier. They may- divorce. • • * One new novel that will positively not be purchased by Fox Is "Roman Comedy," by whitfield Cook Both Clifton Webb and his mother are steaming over the characters of a famous movie star and his mom drawn by the author. Ki(a Hayworth is on a Ican- steak-anrt-lom.itocs luncheon diet. But hoH" dors she count the calories In hrr usual two pre-luncheon cocktails* * • » While other comedians are yelling for filmed shows to save their Stt HOLLYWOOD on Page U * JACOBY ON BR8DGE Help Your Partner If He Opens a Bid By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Most good players will respond to partner's opening bid even with a very poor hand. Failure to respond indicates that the hand Is hopeless rather than just poor. Information of this kind was the key to the winning maneuver In a hand recently played by T. c. Drake In a Knoxvllle tournament. Drake fs no shrinking violet, so he bid the South hand with perhaps a shade more enthusiasm than it really called for. H should be admitted, however, thnt North mlshl have had slightly more strength for his raise to three spades. Moreover. South actually made his sketchy game contract, and there Is no great virtue In quarrel- ine with success. I West opened a trump, and Drake drew two rounds of trumps. He then led a heart, and West took tlie are and sot out with the queen of hearts. Declarer ivon In dummy with the king of hearts and ruffed a heart. Having stripped the spades and hearts, south now laid down the I ace of diamonds and led » low dia- I mond towards dummy. West woo with the king of diamonds and now had to lea t heart or a club. If he led a club, South's king would win a tfiek; and If he led a heart, dummy would discard a club while South ruffed. Either way, South would toes only on« club trick. The key to the correct play was the knowledge that East could not possibly have the ace of clubs. He had failed to respond to. the opening bid of one heart and was therefor* bound to have a hopeless hand. The only chance for the hand therefore, was to catch West In a NORTH 11 A J 10432 ¥ K84 • Q98 4 ICH WEST (D) EAST A65 47 V AQJ76 V 1052 »K7 »J10532 + AJ65 *Q987 SOUTH A AKQ98 ¥93 * A64 +-K32 Neither side vur. We* North Eut South i ¥ Pass Pass 2 A Pass 3 A Pass- 4 * J>as5 Pass Pass Opening lead—4 I throw-In and make him lead clubs. This was possible If West had the doubleton king of diamonds—which fortunately happened to be the case. Incidentally, Drake held his breath when he cashed the ace of diamonds. West could have set the contract by dropping his king. East would tiien be able to take a diamond trick eventually, and the play of She clubs would give West two club tricks. IN A RECENT Issue of a maga- c. it ™ H <ni,, jitmuvcr, ana it really M line that goes under the unclear only the viewpoint he expersses name of Pageant, an architect name —which Isn't his to begin with— of Russel Wright offers up some tips that I concern myself with. on how to live in a telephone booth Though building costs may mak« and like It. Anyway, the man talks of me a lifetime apartment-dweller T5 Years Ago In After an absence of almost decade. Richard (Dicky) Kerr Is returning to organized baseball. Kcrr, who had been working at the Federal Compress here wlH ta over as m.insEer of the Wausau, Wito, Lumber Juki of tb4 Claw once over lightly- By A. A. Funetlonallsm is as functionalism does, I guess, but H doecnt do much for me. I refer to the expression of a current viewpoint on mapping utilitarianism for size In the house-building field. As usual, the dollar sign hovers in Ihe background. They tell me the cost of houses about those proportions. Unfortua- 1s up some, and from some of the otcly. he may be right. samples I've seen, I believe it. I really haven't paid too much attention to the market since It became impossible to buy a $5,000 house for I am several laps'behind the rest of only *5.000. like houses-to-be are doomed to Th« DOCTOR SAYS I balk at the economy home and/or the sleek, functional abede. regardless of size. I don't care for thlngt that disappear, furnishings you pull out of a wall or mobile furniture. I prefer complacent, scdantary and stupid furnishings I can master. IN HIS ARTICLE, Mr. Wright »d- Every year there develops a new group of mothers who become concerned about and want information --------- *•". Tingui.«u- conwrnlng the 'Rh factor of the var >ccs some terse suggestions on blood. This is not easy to describe how «> exist in the smaller house* briefly, but the main points can be ° r * ne expensive future. More real given as follows. living in less space, he calls 16. H« Most people (about nine out of Rh factor in their blood. These people are spoken ot as having Rh positive blood. The 13 out of one hundred who lack this are said to have Eh negative blood. . Occasionally people with Rh negative blood become sensitive to Rh positive blood. If they do, they may develop chills and fever if (hey receive a blood transfusion of Rh positive blood. A woman with Rh negative blood who \s carrying a child with Rh positive blood may bear a child who develops shortly alter birth a disease called erythroblastosls fe- talis. Men or women who are Rh positive have little to worry about. However, If an Rh negative man were given several Rh positive blood transfusions he might get undesirable reactions. An Hh negative woman can become sensitive to Rh positive blood In one of two ways: by blood transfusion of Rh positive blood or by carrying a child with Rh positive blood. The first can be avoided by not giving Rh positive blood transfusions to an Rh negative person. If both parents have Rh negative blood, the child will always be Rh negative. If the father has Rh positive and the mother Rh negative blood the child may be Rh positive, ' and therefare, mother. often others) • of an Rh negative woman married to an Rh positive mail will almost always be healthy unless the mother has received Rh positive blood transfustions previously, ONLY A FEW ARK SENSITIVE Only one woman in from 25 to 50 trith Rh negative blood who has an Rh positive husband becomes sensitive to the Rh factor and gives , react badly with the the first child (and birth to tosis. a baby with erythroblas- of a large proportion of such infants. there Mr. Wright Is billed as a "nationally-known home and housewarn designer" although I must confess the nation as I have never heard of the guy. That makes him no leas n expert, however, and it really — »-i»* m omjuit K*. Accorelmg to. a press release Pageant sent out, that is. Our houses must become smaller, he says. On account of materials are high. On account of labor costs are up. The logic hereabouts gets kind of thin as the assumption is that it is deathly imperative I rush out and build me a house which !* smaller because prices are up. Actually, I have no Intention of erecting anything till sanity returns to the building Industry and the general economy. "Servants as we knew them a dozen years ago have vanished." the press release continues, j didn't know any servant* a dozen yean ago, so I don't much care whether they vanished or got drafted. Still in the imperative voice, Pageant's handout says "Use wall storage to eliminate lots of chests and tables." Of course this complicates thing« for the wallpaper hanger, but there is no better way to make a small room look large than by leaving it bare. "Cover furniture with slip covers cr with fabrics which can be wiped clean with a damp cloth." It would be simpler to go whole hog and waterproof everything so house cleaning could be accomplished with nothing but a fire hose. * • * CONCERNING THE dining room: "Eliminate it. Toss it into the kitchen or in the living room." Or just heave it into the back yard; somebody will cart the dnrn thing off. Anent the bedroom: "Get rid of the traditional fussy feminine ideal —fluffy curtains, fancy bedcovers, dressing-table skirts, dirt-catcher carpet." just fling down a pallett or an old Army surplus sleeping bas. Let's not clutter up the joint with comfort or attractiveness. "Reduce floor care by using a strip ot washable carpet from bed to dressing' rcom or bathroom." Better yet, omit the flooring and get a pair of hob- sis. wlt: injuring ana get a pair of hob- Even If this should occur trans- nail m!lles to feee P your feet off the fusions of blood to a baby with da _ m P earth. erythroblastosis will save the lives For the kitchen: ". . . make it big enough to hold a plastic-covered ""a. sofa, lounge chair, radio nnd possi- In summary, if bolh parents are bl >' television." (I thought we were h positive, there fs little to worry on tnD verge of bankruptcy.) You tout, might also leave room for the car If both parents are Rh negative, an ^ save the cost of a garage. "If lere is nothing to worry about. you're stuck with a small (kitchen), If the father is Hh negative and make it as comfortable and colorful mother Rh positive, there Is noth- " ~-~iv-,.,. ™ .... _ , ing to worry aboct. If the father Is Ilh positive and vnc au« ui complementary i tne mother Rh negative, difficulty hues should take care of thi* may occur occasionally. - — • - - as possible." Throwing down a couple of oriental rugs and painting the sink in complementary pastel ...Id take care of thi*. All told, Mr. Wright makes th» house of the near future a mlghtr ouse o e near uure a mlghtr D Northern League. He will be on unhomey-sounding place. Unless, leave of absence from the compress. tna t Is- you would really like your John Snyder, former Blythevilie abode to combine the push-button man, has been appointed manager efficiency of the U.S. Naval Obser- of the St. Louis agency of the Re- vatory with the Intimacy of a hotel construction Finance Corporation, lobby. Ftowery Answer to Previous Punt* HORIZONTAL 3 Flow er in j 1 Bulbous ,?! lrubs „ flowers 4 Noun suffix 7 Modest Bower 5 Egyptian deily 13 Awn CTV ...... •"" 14 Printing . mistakes 15 City in Chile 16 Gap 17 Literary scraps 18 Detests 20 Hypothetical forces 21.Wealthy 2 3 Barrier 24 Leg joint - -Mnner course 7 Impassioned 8 neur-de-Iis 9 Mouths 10 Roman goddess 11 Musical studies 12 Armor part 19 Pitch 22 Shows disapproval 54 Native of 25BIacJ: buck 27 Brown again 29 Placed 31 And not 32 Indian 2$ Require 28 Implement 30 Entertainers 34 Slaps 35 Young hen 36 Fence in — ~,^ «i 37Cereal war-torn land 39 Vision •40 Click beetle 41 Spreads again 44 Struck 47 Angered 48 Slipped 51 Follower 53 Incite to action 33Pe<Ia\ digit 34 Fast driver 38 More, tnippled 42 Fall Bo-ver* 43 Affirmatives 45 Egyptian river 46 High peak 47 Entries 49 Rodent 50 Canadian lake 52 Chemical salt 54 Working order 55 Tagged (prov. Brit.) 56 Horses 57 Border toolt VERTICAL 1 Moguls Z Astronomy 5f>

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