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SO ' PAGE SIX. THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PADL D. HUMAN. Advertising Marwger »o!e National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second cites matter at the posl- o«ic« at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October >, 1917. Member of Th« Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Br carrier in the city of Blythevllle or »ny suburban town where carrier service fc maintained, 25c per week: By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, »2.50 for six months, »1.25 for three months; bjr mail outside 60 mile zone. J12.50 per rear payable In advance. Meditations And afterward he rear! all the words of the law, the blessing and cursings, according to all that is written in the book of (he law."—Joshua 8:34. [I The Bible Is a book of faith, and a book of doc!' trine, and a book of morals, and a book of re- : liglon, of especial revelation from God.—niniel Webster. •Barbs At a wedding in Massachusetts friends hand- cuf/cd Ihc groom. Nice training. * * * More end more people are collecting rare coins, lays a numismatist. Lots of them work In the Internal Revenue department. * * * , Some of the folks who figure they don't get everything that's coming to them can consider themselves lucky. * * * There'j nolhlng like an evenlnir «t home with Miighly kids to mak* i father wish he weren't. » « * Borne folks say thk is becoming a woman's world. The main thing becoming about It Is the becoming women. jToday We Need a Lincoln jTo Guide Us in These Times ; A few years ago a poll was taken : among 55 leading American historians, . asking them to rank all U. S. presidents ... in ability arid achievement. !- In the final tabulation, six were V classed as "great" anrl four aa "near | great." Abraham Lincoln's name led all j: the rest, even George Washington's. It is not hard to understand why. He met the greatest crisis a young and ; growing nation could ever face: civil war. : A nation beaten by an outside foe I may recover and rise to new strength. I A country torn in two may never again | command a vital place on the world i stage. | For this achievement, Lincoln has the ] unqualified admiration of the profession- j als. He brought the United States i through its hour of trinl, and he did it . with the consummate mastery of the ! statesman who was not above being a ; politician. : But Lincoln was more than the pre. sei'ver of unity, more than the courag- j eous helmsman piloting America -, tnrongh violent winds. \ He was a man of compassion, of I deeply human instincts. Though he 'I wielded unparalleled power in Civil War ; times, he did not dictate. He led. | He had the sympathy and support of | ordinary folk because he was sympathetic to them and understood their problems and wants. Thus Lincoln's greatness has a double foundation: He was a genius at statecraft, and he was a great leader of men in the fullest and most human sense People like to say that America has been lucky, that we always seem to find the man to measure up when the times demand great leadership. Certainly this has often been true. But the soundness of this general state- men is in peril right now. We face an external foe potentially more dangerous than any we have ever beaten in war. We see a friendly world mired in troubles. To be secure and to exert our strength for good amid these complexi- . ties, we must spend more money than any nation ever dir! in peacetime. All these difficulties cry out for great leadership. But today we do not have it. We have no Lincoln, only a man who likes to read of Lincoln. But for all this stubborn courage he appears unable to emulate him. America does not want a man on horseback, a dictator to follow blindly and supinely. Perhaps all it wants is to be able to say that its luck n times of great stress is still good. • Crime's '400? For the second time In the last few months an auto-theft ring devoted exclusively to Cadillacs has been apprehended in New York City. One can't help xvonderiiiff whether this reflects increasing hazards in their "trade." Perhaps the risks have grown so great that only cars with a high profit markup are worth grabbing. There's another intriguing question: Does a man who steals nothing but Cadillacs occupy a higher rung in the social hierarchy of the underworld than the fellow who makes off with the cheaper varieties? In view of the possibilities for higher reward that go with the steeper markup, the chances are that he does. Rut us he is now discovering, his social distinction— if any—ends abruptly at the prison gate. Where he inevitably winds up, it doesn't mattcr.whethcr you steal Cadillacs or worn-out jeeps. BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW? Thanks for the Memory'* Views of Others Atomic Control No Closer It Is beginning to appear that the atomic control proposal of Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vifthinsky Is not so ••momentous" as he said. At first, the proposal looked pretty good. Russia dropped her insistence on periodic Inspection only, anci said Inspection on a "continuing basis" would be all right with her. But then she threw in the most obvious gimmick. The International control agency couldr/t be permitted to "Interfere In the domestic affairs of states." In totalitarian Russia, that could mean anything, and everything. As the experts probed deeper they found other differences from the Baruch control plan, adopted by the U. N. Assembly In 1040. While Russia, alter six years of wrangling, haj Just gotten around to talking about continuing Inspection, the Banreh plan went beyond Inspection. It provided that the International atomic agency would "own all the atomic materials, and own, operate and manage all atomic facilities that make or use such materials In dangerous quantities." Then too, the Russian proposal would place punishment of atomic prohibition violators under Security Council jurisdiction. Her veto there could make a ban meaningless. The Russians timetable for bringing about control differs considerably from that of the West, also, and places more stress on denouncing A- bombs than controlling them. It may be possible to reconcile the Russian and Western proposal Jor atomic control. Certainly, no hope to that end should be overlooked. But we must nieke very sure that we are not being tricked by Russia Into giving up the one weapon which cancels some of her huge superiority tn armed and ready troops. —Arkansas Democrat A Horse Collar Maker Gives Up the Business Man often is a victim of his environment, and circumstances forces him into some peculiar moves. In St. Louis, the city's last manufacturer of horse collars has announced that he will drop his line and switch to the manufacture of something for which there Is more demand. His new specialty will be restraining belts for mental hospitals. With the coming ol the automobile, the demand for horse collars declined to almost zero. Shortly thereafter the rate of admission to mental hospitals began to climb. The change In our pattern of living from leisure to speed, frorn contemplation to frenetic activity has had a tremendous effect on manners, morals, health anci the national economy. What could be sadder than a manufacturer's change-over from harness for animals to harness for hunmns? —Atlanta JoumaJ SO THEY SAY I believe that Russia would not be able to long stand such a policy. It would probably result In u-llcving Soviet aggression throughout the world.—Alt London, on his proposal of s blockade o! all Iron Curtain countries. I would not. In any cnse, call this a- turning point, because we shall continue to have enough difficulties to cope with even afterwards—difficulties which we had before the Korean war broke out.—Trj-gve Lie, UN Secretary General, on a possible Korean armistice. * * * If the next President Is to exert the leadership on which the salvation of the tree world depends, he will need the broadest possible bipartisan support in Congress and might have to run the country with a bipartisan cabinet.— \ Max Ar-oiv editor. The Reporter. Social justice presented to us by Peron as the marvelous accomplishment of his hands, Is something like an Kho of the announcement heard by the shepherds. . . .—Eva Pcron, in a Christmas message to the Argentine people, * * * Whoever the President appoints will be accused by his political enemies of "whitewash regardless of the objectivity of the Investigation. —Sen. Edwin Johnson (D.-Col.) on government corruption investigation. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 1952 Peter f dson's Washington Column — West Germany jr Peace Talks Are Being Handled Like Japan's WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The proposed new peace contract with the Federal Republic of Western Cermaiiy is being negotiated much as John Poster Dulles negotiated the peace treaty with Japan. There Is no formal peace conference. Instead, representatives of. the United States, Britain and Prance have been meeting quietly In Paris and In the new German capital In Bonn to try to reach agreement. U. S. High Commissioner John J Mc- Cfoy has been principal U. S. negotiator. The peace contract, finally tlrnwii uo will for all practical nur-~ poses make Western Germany a fully sovereign country. That means that the three occupying powers — the u. S., Britain and Peter Edson France — must surrender much of their authority over Oerrnnn nlfairs. The three Allied powers will retain their rights to maintain troops on German soil. This right will continue at least until such time as German armed forces or the new European army is ready to take over. That will be two years or more. The three allies will also retain their right to deal with Soviet Russia over the ultimate unification of Germany, the handling of Berlin affairs, and the final treaty of peace. In addition to the main peace contract, there will be fnur or five annexes. The original date for cdm- plctlon of the drafting of the main contract and the annexes was Jan. 15. But It unlikely that this deadline will be met. PLA.V CALLS FOR ARBITRATION TRIBUNAL One of the most important of the annexes will set up an arbitration tribunal to resolve differences between Germany and the Allied powers on problems arising under the contract. The Allies and Germany will be equally represented, with a neutral as chairman. The tribunal will probably be given powers to correct grievances which have arisen during the occupation Decisions of the tribunal will be final. Another of the annexes will deal wlSh continuing the reform programs started by the occupying powers In their efforts to democratize Germany. De-Nazificatfon, the decentralization and decartclizatlon of German industry have by no menns been completed. The United States Is using Its influence to in- flst that these programs all be con- Untied, in Germany's own interest. Civil rights of the American, British and French troops stationed In Germany will be defined tr. another of the annexes. Finally, there will be an agreement on how Germany will meet the costs of her military defense during the transition period between her occupation by the Allied powers nnd her independence. Under the occupation, Germany has paid the costs if maintaining Allied troops on German soil. The Germans could afford to do this because they had no armed forces nf their own to support. Under the peace contract, however — and under the European army agreement as well—Germany will have to pay her share of the common defense. For the first year, while Germany is building up her own armed services, this cosf may be small. But alter that Germany cannot pay the costs of her own armed services and at the same time support Allied forces stationed in Germany. On the other hand, though the United States can • meet its own costs for keeping troops in Europe Britain and France feel that they cannot. Paris negotiations are still trying to resolve these problems NEXT COMES RATIFICATION After the peace contract with Germany is agreed upon by the negotiators and by their foreign offices In Washington, Lindon and Paris, the next,problem will be how to secure ratification by the four governments. The German Bunde- stag will have to ratify, for the new government. How the matter will be handled In the United states has not been decided, pending conferences between the State Department and the Congressional leaders. If the new contractural relationship Is considered a permanent treaty of peace, it will have to be ratified by the U. S. Senate. If. however, the peace contract Is regarded as a temporary executive department agreement — like the regulations 'governing military occupation—no Congressional action may be'required. Or the whole contract might be approved by joint Congressional resolution. After Germany Is unified and a final peace treaty is approved with Russia as a signer, a would have to be ratified by the senate. But at the present time, little hope is held for the success of the United Nations move to hold free elections in all Germany on the question of unification. IN HOLLYWOOD Bj ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Stiff Correspondent By ERSKIXE JOITNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)— Closeups and Longshols: A couple pointed out Rprt Skelton walking along a Beverly Hills street to their TV- minded four-year-old daughter. "Gosh, he's real!" Ihe half-pint exclaimed. "I thought he was a puppet." MOM has joined the Alan Ladd sweepstakes. They want him for a picture with Lana Turner, which should make a sizzling box-oltice earn. . . . Title of Pamela Kcllino's (Mrs. James Mason) new: novel now n work: "House In Hollywood." . . There's a whisper.that the six 'Beulah" TV films completed by Kattle McDaniel before her physical breakdown will never be released. ... t.ina Romay will decorate 'A Man With a Gun" at Warners. It's her first dim role since she clocked on Broadway In "Peep Show. 1 ' Ogling a veteran actress on Fox's 'Deadline U.S. A." set, Humphrey Bogart remarked: "It's amazing how that woman <ccps her age." "Yep." agrerd Jim Backus, "she hasn't changed it lor 10 years." Donald O'Connor Is saying peanuts, pecans and filberts to the complaints that moviegoers won't pay to see a star at the local thea- Ire when they can watch him for the cost of the electric current on television. "Why, every letter I get on my 'Francis' pictures mentions my TV shows," Donald (old me. "Maybe the studio wouldn't want me to say that, but it's true." The featherweight star, who alternates with some top rib-split- lers on NBC's "Comedy Hour" admits that he's wild about ths video cameras. He points out: "Television's given me a chance to rto things that Hollywood never let me do." Venn? OltS-Timcr At 26. Donald rates himself an old-timer in show business. He made his first stage appearance as n crawler In diapers. In an act with his mother, two brothers, a niece and a sister-in-law. Donald's new TV show Inspired his mother. Effie. to break H years See HOLLYWOOD on Page 8 * JACOBY ON BRIDGE No Luck Involved, It's Keen Ploying By OSWALD .TACOBV Writltn for NEA Service. "What are the rights and wrongs of this situation?" asks a Chicago correspondent "Was West unlucky or unthinking? "West opened the king of spades. and South won with the ace. South drew two rounds of trumps with the ace and king, dropping East's queen on the second round. Soufh then led his remaining spade, and West won with the queen. "West now had to pick the right defense to beat the contract. He decided It was too dangerous to lead clubs from his ace, so he returned the jack of hearts. "This was duck soup for South, of course. He won with dummy's ace, pitched a clnb on the jack of spades, and willingly gave up one club trick. "East said that any tool would have laid down the ace of clubs in- 1 stead of leading the lack of hearts. Then h« corrected blmsell by «Ut- Ing that he had forgotten about one fool. "What about that play of leading the ace of clubs? Is it the correct play or Is it just the lucky play?" It Is the correct play to lay down the ace of clubs in this situation. If South has any singleton club. West can lose nothing by talcing his ace. If South has any cioubleton club, West can again lose nothing by taking the ace. since South can always get a discard of one club on the jack of spades. If South has three or more clubs to the king-queen or the king-jack, NORTH *J32 V A3 »J9854 41094 WEST cm EAST *KQ10937 484 VJ10«5 V943J » None * Q 3 *A87 West 1* 2* Pass Pass SOUTH * A5 ¥KQ7 * A K JO 7 6 2 *Q5 North-South vnt North East Sooth Pass 1 N.T. Pass Pass 4 » Pass Pass Pass Double 3* 5* Opening lead—4 K once over tightly- By A. A. Fndxicfctot A new form of government competition has raised It* repulsive profile and I want to be among the first to go on record as bitterly opposed to it. It seems that the power companies and the loan companies aren't alone in this field. Us business-managed, tax-paying columnists got troubles, too. he will surely finesse through Esst (or the missing Jack or queen. So. again, It, will cost West nothing to take the «ce of clubs, although In this case declarer will make his contract. The lead of the act of clubs loses only If South has three or more clubs to the king, but not including the queen or the Jack. This is m;:ch less likely than the chance of taking two club trick* Immediately to set U The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Mr. w. and several others have asked for a discussion of eczema. This disease, which is now more commonly known as dermatitis venenata. Is the result of contact, between the skin and some sub-, stance which irritates it, and is| not from Infection within the body. In B way, eczema Is a kind of allergy. At first eczema is likely to appear as a simple redness o( the skin but if the Irritation has been severe, blisters may form or even small pus pockets. Alter a 'while the redness nnd other signs of inflammation may give way to chronic symptoms difficult to recognize. Eczema shows up on those parts of the body which have come in contact with the Irritating substance. For this reason the hanrts, fKcc, and legs are common locations for the appearance of this skin condition. The skin has a burning or Itch- Ing sensation which often appears before it even shows any redness. The itching may be so severe as to cause a great deal of scratching and this injures the skin still further. The list of substances which can cause eczema is almost unlimited. "Eczema" from poison ivy is a typical example. Hair dyes, lace po\v tiers, shampoos, tincture of iodine, weeds, the dye in clothing are other common causes. More rarely, some printing inks, match boxes, and almost every substance known to be used in Industry have been at one time or another uncovered as the cause of eczema. FOUR AIMS OF TREATMENT There are four aims of treatment: to identify the substance which is causing the difficulty, to take steps to avoid further contact, to avoid putting things on the skin which might make the condition worse, and finally to use certain ointments and lotions which are mild and soothing, to help relieve Ihe inflammation and restore the skin tq normal. Finding the cause is often quite a job. Sometimes it has required real detective ability on the part of the doctor. Another difficulty in many cases of eczema is that the patient may have tried to treat himself with tincture of iodine or some otlicr irritating substance' which hns caused a new type of irritation and conceals the nature of the original one. Many skin specialists feel that self-treatment makes their job much harder than it should be. 75 Yeors Ago In Blytheyille — Rumor has It that Bubber Nlsbet, captain and fullbitck of the unde- 'eated Alabama Crimson Tide of 1636, is regarded as one of the tead- ng applicants for the position of lead coach at Blythevllle High School. It is generally known that the school board Is looking toward the University of Alabama to supply a successor for Carney laslie who will be assistant coach at VMI. Superintendent W. D. McClurkln says the board has been flooded with applications from coaches . . . many of them holding high school obs In Arkansas. Blytheville has not been defeated in three years in regular season play under Laslle. Bead Courier News Classified Arts. In order to fight off this new socialistic trend, I am contemplating a united front organization ol some sort, composed of radio and TV comedians, columnists and others who have occasion In the course of necessary employment to burlesque the activities of Uncle Sam. • * * THINGS WERE looking up for a. while, but somebody has carried things too far. I have a hunch It may be a move by Harry Truman to spite the press. Time was when the government unreeled just enough federal foolishness and bureaucratic baloney to give a man something lo roast over the embers of satire, Nowadays, however, the stuff that comes out of Washington is • straight out of a joke-writers gao bag. If it wasn't true, It would hi satire In Its purest form. There's nothing a man can add to it- the laughs are built-in. It's frustrating to slave over a hot typewriter, racking one's brains over a flip commentary on the state '' of the OPS, only to have the OPg beat you to the draw by decontrol- ing dinosaur bones, sundials, canned fried a-orm.-; a)id second-hand windmills. How can you gild a lilly • * • WHEN' IT IS announced that r» is not fantasy but fact that the Signal Corps has been buying 10-eent light bulbs for 37 cents, you try to top the story but you can't think of anything sillier. Then It develops that Munitions Board catalogs list a concrete block as "concrete masonary unit, solid," and a tall light as "light, special purpose, vehicular/' Can't improve on that. As If that weren't enough, th» armed services come along In the midst of a big brass shciiage and refuse delivery of filing cabinets because they don't have brass drawer handles. If it weren't true I'd swear they stole that maneuver from a Red Skelton 'routine. You work your head to the bone for a new dig at government spending, and the Veterans Administration turns up scrounging lor new hospitals while walling It 'Is unable to fill the ones It already has. In the RFC hearings, we learned it Is no mere gag that the weight of a ham determines Its status as a possible bribe. Taln't fair, I tell you. • * * CONGRESSIONAL Investigations are usually good for a thesis or .two, but now comes one—the Inquest over Harry McDonald as possible new RFC head — In which House and Senate are holding separate Inquisitions. And the House group refuses to tell the Senate probers what It has found to date Government Isn't to blame for everything, however, and the national lunacy extends to the lay population. The poodle cut nnd the horsetail bob top anything ever said about hair fashions. Much used to be wrung from the subject of modern art, but now an artist has entered a cardboard used to wipe brushes on nnd had It accepted as bona tide abstract art. Remember when we could kid about the high price of living possi-' bly driving us to eating horseburB- ers? Ghost writing, especially in politics, was good stuff. But now I read where an outfit in Washington is gbost-paintinj; for those with arty egos but no talent. It all amounts to unfair competition. How can a guy drum u p a fanciful laugh when the facts top anything fiction can beget? Tm even afraid to resurrect the one about "Who was that woman I saw you with last night?" It might turn up in tomorrow's news columns as what Ally. Gen. McOrath said to Vice Prcs. Barkley at « cocktail party. Birthday Greetings Answer to Previous Puzzte HOMZONTAL 1 Today is his birthday 8 He was born In a log 13 Interstices M Irregular 15 Pedal digit _ "•• 16 Abstract being "Cuddled 17 He was shot " K """- 1 ' 2 Satiric 3 Sewing tool 4 Symbol for cobalt 5011 (comb, form) 6 Weapon of war 8 Surrender it ne was snot WVJUHGUU^I while viewing " Arrivals (ab.) 29 Plunder. ' t 10 Rowed 30 Employer* 18 India (poet.) H Sister of "> <>-—-•-'19 Month (ab ) Antigone 20 Natural tat 12 Approached 21 Kind of green 22 Abstract 23Eamprey being (pi.) „• tenum 25 Compass point 2 * Sinister look 38 Withstand 26 Ford's 27A»ri«:?M 39 Latest Theater 1 A A t? £ M K ^ U k; K A U 1- te u I ^ A U E. i to n K ^ 7" T I H N 1 <. :? ^ A A ^ IE A T ll *5 I R* y v/ t= ^ R ¥ ?=; V ¥ t I W *-> i W 1. -=; U i u> ( j k &. & A M fa A 1 ) ft w) i 7 A "i h T s. te <=i B rt 1 1 v 5 «^ aJ m Tl 32 Spanish ' American laborer 36 Pestered 37 Tenant 41 Bring Into synfonjr 42 Gazer 43 Guide* 46 Gay . 49 Roof finiali 50 Observe! 52 Challenge 56 Harden was the of his shooting 28 Beguiled 31 Faucet 33 Dawn goddess 34 Anger 35 Sturgeon eggs 36 Perfidy 40 Snares 44 Even (contr.) •S3 Fiber knots 47 Printer's term 48 Peruvian mountains 51 Money (slang) 53 Golf device 54 Medicinal cloth J5 Obliteration 57 Weird 5« Calmer 59 Attire 60 Se«aws VERTICAL 1 People of . J-»tium 35* 5T

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