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PAGE SIT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manas" Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., Nt* York, Chicago, IJetrolt, Atlanta. Memphis. Rntered as second class matter at the post- office at Blylheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- eitt*: October 8. 1917. Member of The Associated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blylheville. or Any juburban town where carrier service la main- tamed, 25c per week. Bv mail, within a radius of 50 miles. »5.00 per 7«ar, $2.50 tor six months, 11.25 fur three months; b/ mall outside 60 mile zone J12.40 per year payable in advance. Meditations Now we know that Clod hearelh not sinners; Bui If any nun be a worshipper of God, and doelh his will, him he hearelh.—John 9:31. * * * Remember thai God will not be mocked; that It Is the henrt of the worshiper which He regards. We are never .sale till we love Him with cur whole heart whom we pretend to worship. — Bishop Henshawe. Barbs The average man gets 113 tetters a year. We'll bet our boys in service would like to be included In that. * * * A boy's crime .school was discovered in Ihe mid- west. To some boys that could tnnn ?>ny school. * * * Saving paper helps your (Jcicle Sam—especially If it's the kind on .which government bonds are printed * + # 11 won't be long until spring; cleaning, when women it move all the Junk from the attic before putting; ft back. * » : * Shipment of 500 records'was mtide to one ol our Army camps. That's one ~T.y to promote harmony. England Loses a Fine King And Gains Gracious Queen For more than a century, Britain hits been fortunate in her kings and queens. Since Victoria ascended the throne in 1837 al the age of 18, the Empire has been nobly served by a succession of monarehs who have given their lives selflessly to their sovereign duty. So strong has been this tradition of high tervice. that tha on!y ruler who could not maintain it, the former Edward VIII, yielded the crown rather than break the mold. It was his abdication, in December, 1936, which brought his brother, George VJ, to the throne. The new king assumed his burdens reluctantly but bravely. He put behind him the relatively normal life he had led as Duke of York, and took up the arduous tasks of reigning over global empire. A shy, retiring man with a difficulty in his speecii, he set out to conquer his handicaps and fit himself to the pattern of a king. 'He succeeded admirably. Though not so striking a personality ss his father, GeorgK Vt was a good king. HM very shyness made hint humble anct endeared him to Britons and citizens of the Commonwealth alike. Me won their sympathy as he fought to master his speech impediment. As a devoted husband, and a father of two charming daughters, he appealed to people everywhere as a solid family man. A British king, of course, has no power. He is a ceremonial head of slate, a symbol of national and imperial unity. His mete existence draws together tiie strands of empire. H would be wrong to dismiss his role in affairs as minor because power resides elsewhere in the British government. A king often can give his Prime minister important advice. He sees the holders of power come and go. and he can guide them against the errors of their predecessors. His symbolic function alone is of vital significance. For the British Commonwealth, flung around the earth, is inevitably a great force for peace and ordi-r in the world. And the man who helps holds that force together in unified strength is a man ot con.iequcnec to all peace-loving peoples. George VI was such a man. He performed iiie tasks of empire well. He stayed resolutely in London when his country was suffering Hitler's 19-10 ordeal by bomb and fire, His presence as king was an inspira- tion lo all free peoples during all of World War II. The world must regret deeply that his last 'years were beset by g'tive Jll- IIL-.SSC.S Hint hampered his service lo his people iind added to hia burdens. Now he has Ijctiii cut down, almost in Uie prime of life. America's sympathies; and the world's, go out to his family and to the British nation. But we may all be grule- fu) UuU George VJ made himself a fine king, and thankful that he bequeathed to his people a daughter, Hlixabeth, who as cjuuen seems destined to preserve un- brokcn the tradition he followed so noljly. Views of Others Reynolds' New Plant Will Benefit Us All The decision ot Reynolds Mct.ik Company to locate ius new $30.000,Oo6-CKid aluminum ingot plant at Gum Springs has resulted in sharply <llviden it-actions in .Arkansas. The Art:,ide!j)hla area, unacrMuiidalily enough, is Jubilant over the prospect of such a major addition to Its field of industry. The Bcnton area,. understandably L-iiOiigi-,, !:, Bravely dlsappoisitca. Officials of the Bcnton-banxlte Chamber of Commerce have threatened a suit lor the money they spent trying lo Ket the plant and have demanded state and federal probes of alleged "collusion" between Reynolds ami the Arkansas Power and Light Company, In which AP and L was to get control of Deaton's municipally owned power plant. At Richmond, J. Louis Reynolds expressed amazement at the. Itaiton charges nnd said the Gum Springs .site wni considered by Reynolds engineers the best of the 60 they inspected. Greater Little Rock Would benefit more cli- rcclJy by having such n /missive representative of the field of light metals In Us more Immediate trade and Industrial area. A decision to locate at • Bcnton would also have ndded strong Impetus to the Increasingly significant, role of this nrca or the state as the center of an Important segment of the nation's growing aluminum Industry. But the big point Is that, the Reynolds' decision, however differently It may he received In different parts of the suite. Is another certain victory for the slate of Arkansas in its long campaign lor » balance between industry and agriculture. It thus follows thnt the state of Arkansas us a whole will benefit from that decision. As has been pointed oill here before, big industries have a tendency Ui move lo regions which other big Industries have found advantageous, and It should be remembered 'that site-, were examined In different, parts of the country before Reynolds narrowed its choice to Arkaitsas. This R'lll mark the company's third mttltl-mll- lion-dolli,r installation in Arkansas, the others being Ihe reduction plant nl Jones Mill, which was expanded only last summer, nnd the vast Hurricane Creek facility whose alumina production will supply the new plant at Onm Springs. Al'l of these, ns well as Alcoa's expanded facilities, will provide significant conlnlniUons lo the growing inrtustriciization of Arkansas.- And as such, all of them ?'• canti'llmling to a"better way of life lor all the communities of Arkansas—whether Bcnton, Arkadclphia, Helena or, for that matter, Greater Little Rock. —Arkansas Gazette SO THEY SAY If yon want airfields, try to build them now. d,iriui( hostilities. But keep your eyes open while cioing so. for the air around them will be fraught wiln dangrr.— Howard Turner, delegate to truce talks. * « * " The Slate of the Union message Is the same broken record Truman hns played year after ycnr. It sets fuzWr all the lime.- Hep. Charles Hnllcck (R.. Inrt.:. * « « Every visible .symbol ol American abundance testifies irrefutably lo (he creative agency of capitalism.—Lt.-Gen. Albert Wedemeyer. * * * I nm convinced lhat the only language the Russians understand is force. There had to be a Korea—Rep. olin Tcaguc iD... Tex.). » * » Tlu- people of the Pacific area arc tired of being fhoi'tt hanged on national defense and are going to fight any effort to weaken the Pacific front- In any way.—Joseph Karrington, Hawaiian delegate. « « « 1 knc-vv of some of Ihe c.aims they make which arc absolutely not justified. They are trying lo t,cll propaganda now and 1 don't blame them. —Sen. James Duff m.-Pn.i on claims by Tafl lor prc.s.dt.;it siipjwriers Tnft has about 400 of tiie 6«j convention votes needed to win. « * » Thrre has been neither sense nor system applied lo procuring men (or the Korean conflict. —Sen. George Smathcrs ID., Flu,). * * * We must first prove that \ve can. of o'jr ;.»M, free will, produce a unity and steadfastness of courage to match the fanaticism and enforced unity of Communist dictatorship.—Gen. Dwight En-en hower. » * * Aclinr j'ust happens to be my profession. I could live very wcl! without II. 1 have ;;o am- b:(iun. I've ucvrr had the message.—Marlcne Dicli it-n. « » * f don't think he (President Truman) knows htni.df (whether he will run again, bun h« Is having the time ot his life deluding the r«- portera.—Sen. Paul Douslas. — : . Sitting Up With a Sick Friend WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, , KNO\M WHEN ' You MARVELOUS/ Peter f dson's Washington Column — Armed Services Must Justify Their Weird Buying Methods By I'KTEK EDSO.V N'EA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NKA) — Tlitic's a new "Chamber of Horin the Old House Office Building. The name was given to the room by Rep. p. Edward Hebert of Louisiana, He Is chairman of a House Armed Services subcommittee in- the buying of 'supplies by Army, Navy, Marine Corps and Air Force. "T here ought to be a sign over the door," says Rep. Hebert. " 'Abandon Hope Ail Ye Who Enter Here.'" On a dozen ex- Peter CdsoQ hibit boards in .this Chamber of Horrors arc cx- implcs of bad buying of standard terns of supply at widely varying prices paid by the four services. Blankets, pillows, nails, light mlbs, shoes, undershirts, duffle bags, chain, trouble lights and carets. All items have been ticketed by Army. Navy, Marine and Air Force irocurenient offices. Buying specifications for contract bidders are humb-tacked alongside. Take 60-watt. light bulbs, as an example. Hcncrl'.s Chamber of Kor- ror.s exhibit .shows the Army Transportation Corjis bought them for even cents apiece. Army Ordnance xiught them for H cents. Army i^nal Corp.s for 12 cents. On 25-watt bulbs. Army bought hem fcr 11 cents. Marine. Corps for ?ight. On 40-watt bulbs, Aimy paid 6 cents apiece while General Ser- ' vices Administration was buying them for nine. THE ,HEARINGS WILL LAST AND U*ST All these exhibits are to be carted into the main House Armed Services committee rooms for hearings which the Hebert subcommittee will open Feb. 11. The hearing will run as long as the material holds out, says the chairman. This will' probably be forever. New exhibits will be put up as they develop. Under-Secretary of Defense William C. Foster will be first witness. HK is in general charge of all armed service procurement and production. After him will come the heads of the various procurement services and finally the people who do the buying and write the, specifications for these conflicting contract policies. "We're not charging there's any crookedness in this." says Chairman Ilcbcrt. Speaking for himself only, lie declares that the number of grafters and crooks in government Is small. "But the examples of waste and bad management are without number. By showing them up. we believe we can save government money." The example of black, low cut men's shoes is cited. Air Force buys them fcr S7.19 a pair. Navy buys almost exactly the same shoe for $6.08 a pair. Only difference is that the Navy shoe lias a straight seam at the back, while the Air Firce shoe has a little leather overlap. HOW TO SAVE $5,000,000 Air Force stockpile of these shoes is U50.0CO pairs. The men are is- sued three pairs of shoes a year. Since this figures to over five million paii-s a. year, the saving at one dollar a pair, would be over five million dollars a year. This exhibit in the Hebert's Chamber of Horrors shows what savings can be made by a small price differential. Consider what's involved in almost identical field boots fcr the men in Korea, bought by the M:i- rines for $10.80 a pair, by the Army for $24,65. "If the Marines can buy boots that much cheaper—and they offered to—why not let 'em buy for bcth services?" asks Hebert. Cotton undershirts which the Mr- rincs buy for 45 cents, the Air Rorce buys for 50 cents and the Army 72. Navji has a fancy wool undershirt it buys for $2.15 each. Barracks bags range in price from $1.14 to $3.90. Eight types of blankets vary in price from $9.89 Marine issue to $14.15 Air Force and $19.51 Navy. Medical services have a special white blanket they pay $21.75 for. but that may be justified us this blanket will take 100 steamings for sterilization. But for soup bowls, the Air Force pays 18 cents, the Navy 22 cents and the Army 23 cents. You can't tell one from the other. But the Medical services have a job '.vith a red band around the top which costs « cents. If the red band adds to the morale of the pa- Uents. maybe it's worth the double price. But these are some of the things the armed service procurement officers will have to explain to the Hebert committee. IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD INEAV — Milton Berle is burning, but GOOD. 1 hear, over not gcing nominated for an Emmy" in any category of tiie ;oiirth annual Academy ot Television AJ Ls and Sciences awards 10 be given Feb. 18 at the Coconut rove. It's the first legitimate, nationwide popularity poll, with nominations made by 150 TV reviewers for daily newspapers and TV trade papers. Tha winners, as I crystal ball thcur. DRAMATIC SHOW: "Studio One." OOJ1KDV SHOW: "I love I.licv." VARIETY SHOW: The All- Slar Kevue. ' BiiST ACTOR: Rohcrl Montgomery. l)i:ST ACTKKSS: Helen Hayes. BKST COMl'.llIAN OH t'O.MKDlK.VNK': Hcd Skelloii. flur note: There should have been two Emmies for best comedian AND comcdieune. Shame on you. Hans, there's a leak in the Hollywood studio dykes. Hut il's good news for television r.i us. * No matter how many theater exhibitors gnash their ttulli. more and more ^ood moV'irs are being launched on Hie TV channels. The croup hearted fur par- ior .screen? are eisht lulcruationa) Pictures aims, vintage ol 1943--I6. a Sl.500.coo package. The seller: William Goeiz. one ot THE Hollywood kingpins. Some of the stars fcatxircd aie: Clary CiMper. Ot>oli Welles. Claudeile Gilbert. Edward O. Rob- insuii, Jo.m Dennett, Loictla Young anrt Lew Ayies. Plume'. ;<.;i!ii or <-\ coin-in the- slot gimmick may sometime in the future , Hjilywoort's product from tilt living-room icau marked "FREE." But from ,the way things look, a large portion of movielown's fabulous lilni library will wind up on | TV—lor free looking—nnd quicker than anyone suspects. The news is out that Jack Benny plans lo quit radio, after 20 years, and devote his full-time talents IICM season lo TV. Bui il's nol generally known that Mary Livingstone will skip Ihe visual Benny shovrs to join Ihe at- home diclrrs.. That's Real Punishment A Papa watching "Studio One" to his noisy junior: "If you don't shut up, I'll talk all through 'Howdy-Doody' next Sec HOLLYWOOD Page ^ *JACOBY ON BRIDGE Take Expert's Word For This Question ll.v OSWALD JACOBY Written for NKA Service ,\n interesting question is sub- milted by C. M. Smith, of Madison Wisconsin, -in today's hand." he asks. • what is the correct play at the first trick, assuming that you can see only the South hand and Ihe dummy?" As the hand is shown, the win. twist play is to put up dummy's ace j of spades. South gets to his hand | with a club In order lo lead a I heart towards dummy. The dcfend- ( crs can lake one heart and one I spade In a hurry, but South then j makes nine tricks without trouble. South loses his contract. HS the hand Is shown, ff he finessed the queen of spades at the tint trick. East wins with the king of spades and returns the suit. West then gels the lead with the ace of hearts in tine to set the contract with the rest of the spades. It should be noted that either play at the first trick succeeds If East happens to hold the nine of WIST (D) AJ 10963 V A3 #KQJ + 875 NO^TH *AQ VKQ1072 » A84 + KJ10 13 V J53 4 9762 SOUTH ¥964 « 1053 + AQ9 Neither side vul. North Cut Soalh Double Pass 1 N. T. 3 N. T. Pass Pass West 1 * Pass Pass Opening 1«>4— * J spades. For example, suppose dummy wins the first trick with the ace of spades. South gets lo his hand with a ctub to lead a heart. West now takes the ace of hearts end resumes the spades. Even If West has (he king and ten of spades, but not the nine, he cannot run the entire suit. South'* eight will provide a second stopper. Look svt the West hand as shown today. Conservative players don't open the- bidding with so weak a hand. Hence if the actual West player is conservative and has bid one spade, you can assume that he has Ihe king ot spades as part of his opening bid—In lo the «ce of hearts and the king-queen of diamonds. Even if West U sn aggressive bidder, there U no reason to u- once over lightly- »T ». A. Frcdricksoa The Greeks may have had i word for it, but they weren't the only ones. Bunch of folks, from Merrie England's Bard of Avon to a fella n»m« of Publlius, who ji-.ce trod ancient Rome's Via Appla, also were quick with a flip pliras* and a pertinent thought. Struck me, as I leafed through Roget's Thesarus, that a lot of the quotations which appear at the bottom ot that volume's pages were strangely pertinent at this particular time. But then I guess there were politician] in all ages. If so, they haven t changed much according to the following resurrected thoughts . . . On Politicians * Presidents: I was*, never so bethump'd wtih The DOCTOR SAYS B.T EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NKA Service A tiny animal parasite which Is called trichluella spiralis is the cai«e of the serious and common disease known as trichinosis. Infection comes most often from eating improperly cooked pork or pork products. Cooking destroys these tiny animal parasites but meat which has not been entirely heated through and which was originally infected can and frequently does contain trichinella in the "rare" portion of the meat. It has also been called to my attention by a reader that freezing at 5 degrees Fahrenheit lor 20 days will also kill these parasites. However, for ordinary purposes, co:klng thoroughly is the safest thing to rely on. A typical outbreak is one reported from Iowa, Twenty-five gathered for their regular bi-monthly meeting. Sandwiches, pickles, and coffee were served. The filling for the sandwiches was made from mixed liam. hard-boiled eggs and mayonnaise. The meeting took place on December 15. Just-before the Christmas holidays things began to happen. Several of the ladies complained oJ cramps In the abdomen, diarrhea, nausea, and chills and fftver. Later pains in the .muscles set in with stiffness of the neck, puffi- new under the eyes, and swelling of the glands of the neck. The reascn /or the muscular symptoms is that these tiny animal parasites actually go into the muscles and after irritating the muscles for a time become quiet there. HEARTIEST EATERS SICKEST The ladies who ate the largest number of sandwiches began to.get sick first and were also tune most severely ill. This kind of outbreak of trichinosis is by no means rare. The best safeguard against this disease other than attacking it in hogs and careful inspection of tneat( which of course are the responsibility of hog rakers and sanitary inspectors respectively) is thorough cooking of ail pork products. Since the outbreak described here the butcher shop from which the meat was obtained has adopted the policy of refusing to grind any meat which is to be eaten uncooked. sume that he has the sketchy opening bid actually shown today. It is true that an aggressive West would open the bidding with that hand. It is also true .that the same player would be even happier to open a the king of spades. There are many more opening bids that Include thi king of spades than those that dc not Include It. words. (Shakespeare) He said true things, but he called them by wrong names. (Browning) iMl Whatever advice you give be brief. (Horace) ' x One of the worst plagues of society Is this thoughtless inexhaustible verbosity. (Mrs. H. Ward) He draweth out the thread of his verbosity finer than the staple of his argument. (Shakespeare) To sneak and to offend, with some people, are but one and the same thing. (La Bruyere) Vou have not converted a man because you have silenced him. fj Morley) •U is easy for men to talk onf thing and think another. (Publl- An honest man, sir. Is able to speak for himself. (Shakespeare) Much talk, much foolishness. f i R I mud > A fool can noght be stllle. (Chaucer) The emoty vessel 'siveth a greater sound than a full barrel. <Lvly> What a' spendthrift is he of hli toi"!iie! (Shakespeare) Who think toi little, and who talk too much. (Dryden) The liqht effusions of a heecHesi 4- hov. (Byron) |p . The hare-brained ehntler of Ir- re=ionsible frivolitv. (Disraeli) •To varnish nomense with the chirms of sound. (C. Churchill) A loose tongue is. iust as unfortunate an accompaniment for a nation as for an individual. '(Theodore Roosevelt) Never ascribe to an opponent motives meaner than your own. (P-T 1 "'") On Mute H'ltne«M S * CandMi(e« It i* a point of wisdom to be silent when occasion requires. (Plutarch) Let a fool hold his tnnsue and he V"! rv-.» s f« r „ , a , e rp^jjllus) On T>-e Oir After Elerfton Strait. tV.v rhnnwd their m:n<!s. f>"»- r" nnrt into strange **""' -'""n . . . eise would recant vows win- , n p! ,i n , a5 V j 0 i en t mn(J veld. (5!il(^»> . On Morally: A m*n alwpv, has two reasons f->r dom? anvthinr-_.i fna A reason and tSp rep? rea c on. (.T. p Morgan) v ->. hpv-p thev m-"" bi"<; D an(J "I'flefnl soelh to frn.«.i.-i. aI1< j | nv ]( e tb» I'nv-arv s<">se. (Milton* • -BrM'f (he hontr «,,n : th | s (ish win rp*", (^bakesne?re) PhiJli vo now oortaminate our firmer'; with base bribes? (Shakes"e?re) Hmiestv sfunds at 'the sate and l-n—its, and bribery enters in (B RVh) Few men hive the virtue to with- sta"d the highest bidder (Wash- ip~fo-O Hell Is paved with good Inten- ti""<:. (Johnson) These little thlnus are great to' litHe men; (Goldsmith) And anent who some of the candidates a little later this vear. and some of the odd appointments that turn up in Washington. F?bakespear<- stated It thus: "There's small choice In rotten apples." 75 Years In B/ythevif/e n viuuiu w; even nuppier to open a Clarence H. Wilson has been slightly stronger hand, containing elected president .of the Blythevill* Chamber of Commerce for 1937. Hugh Harbert, first vice president; E. B. Estes, Second vice president, and J. L. Guard, treasurer, are ottier Hence the correct play is to ft- officers recently named, nesse dummy's queen of spades at The City Council last night set the first trick. Tills.would lose as about taking steps to g»ln retrac- the cards are shown In -today's tion from national publications eon- hand, but it is the play most likely cernlng pictures, supposedly of to succeed If you cannot see the Blytheville, showing the city inun- cards held by the defenders. dated during recent high water Mother Goose j HOErzOKTAi SG-rl'insms. t 1,7 He met i 7 — S«w. ! pieman Marjery D»w U Without ethic* * Vainly 13 Spanish titr * Irish «chol»r 1741-1812) 10 Russlin river and (ult •14 Roman emperor 15 SmaU b«ll 18 Era 11 Designate »-<-»iiu donna 13 Large bracti 19 Hindu religion 18 Cistern 20 Pith 22 Jack Sprat - no fit 24 Burmese demon 25 Com* in 27 Girl's nam« 29 Hirelings 31 Dutch city 32 Cereal 33 Audiont 36 Looked 40 Saltpeter 42 Rowing implement 43 German salute 45 Old King -4« Above 48 Little Bo - ftO Middle (comb, form) 31 Safe 5 J Quebec town 55 Deleted M Blood d S7 P»rt of th« Rhine tt Widow VXITICAL 1 Uncivilized 21 Joint part 23 Closed car 26 Attain 28 Memento 30 Soaked 34 Canadian river 35 Containing selenium 36 Gander 37 Washers 38 Tropical palms 39 Expire 42 Place again 44 Nocturnal mamirnl 47 Subterfufc 49 Peel 52 Unit of relucUnc* HFar (comb, form) 1 Disturb! •IBefon lE*rth

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