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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 28, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BT.YTTTKVTT.T.E fAKTU COURIER THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS CO H. W HAINiS, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant 1'ullllsher A. A. FREDRIOKSON, Kdltor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis- Entered as second class mailer at the post- office at Biythevillo, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October S. 1917 Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES: By carrier in Ihc city of Blythevilte or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, 45,00 per year, J2.50 for six months, J1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone $12.50 per jear payable In advance. Meditations And if (lie avenger of Mood pursue after him, (lien they shall nol deliver (lie slayer up Inln his hand; because he smote his neighbour unwUllliff- ly, and hated lihn not lieforelimc.—Joshua 20:5. + * * Goad Christian should never avenge Injuries. —Cervantes. Barbs During Ihe February sales, our little friend the salesgirl gets her wraps in without hurting o soul. * * * As long as we have so many tireless auto drivers, It would Iielp If trains could stop, look and listen, * * * Why give visiting big-shots keys to the big cities when the cities are wide open? * * + If it weren't for enemies, whom wuulil «e blame for troubles we brlnjf on ourselves? * + + Statistics say that the average man speaks 11, 900,000 words In n year. Just Imagine how many the wife gels hi. Aggressive Democracy Needed to Beat Reds Whittnker Chambers, in his story riimiinE in the Saturday Evening Post, tries to explain the mysterious quality of communism which has given it such driving force throughout the world. lie concludes that true Communists nre people first of all of immense conviction. But more important still, they have the will ami the capacity to act upon their conviction. And in this they are almost alone. Chambers here has hit upon one of the puzzling paradoxes which grip free men. They have the faith that rightly may be prized above all other faiths— the concept of freedom and -individual human dignity. Yet when they hold these rich prizes in hand they too often acl as if they did not value them at all. Man fight fiercely for freedom when they do not have it. They fight too, when they sec it ebbing away, or under immediate and grave threat. But \viieu the danger lo their liberties recedes even slightly, they relax I heir guard and turn a deaf ear to all pleas for militant action. This puts them at a definite disadvantage in any contest with Communists, to whom militancy is a way of life. In the Communist world, there is no room for relaxation. The Cause is an aroimd-lhe-clock tyrant commanding Ihe believer's energies every second. Perhaps il is in the nature of freedom that it cannot be best used in an atmosphere of self-conscious militancy. In any event, men who have their liberty scorn bent must upon enjoying it—riot defending it. Its defense is a task they put off as almost an interference with their freedom. In an ideal condition, it. may be possible for free men thus to indulge themselves in the fruits of liberty without submitting to the limitations which follow from its active and constant defense. But a world containing an effective Cuiiiimtmst force obviously does not fit that description. The defenses Ihe free nations ave now throwing up are a response to a threat they see as serious and relatively close. They must be credited with defining and meeting the menace with more sliced and fuller energies than they have heretofore applied in critical moments Nevertheless, they h ave not yet -passed the real test of these times. They have not yet shown that they understand that the Communist threat is always real and great, even when it appears to recede. They have not shown realization of the fact that you cannot combat 24- hour-a-day militancy with no militancy at all. Whether or not it is the natural inclination of free men to do so, they must acl upon their faith constantly and energetically in today's world. they may awake one day to find it gone —before they saw and recognized Die peril il was in. Views of Others Political Tax Collectors Blasted Those wlio oppose a civil service status lor income lax coih'doi's, wanting lo rclaln Ihe present, mctliod ol political appointments, should rellcuL on a statement, last Friday, by Sen. Cecil King (D., Call/.). Senator King Is head of Hie Senate sutacom- niiHee which h.ts been uncovering scandalous do- Ings In Die internal Revenue Ilurcnu. He wound up a piobc by his group of the Siln Franri?,co office A'ith a blast at politically-appointed collectors, and B p;il on ttie hack for the nuik-and- file employes, who are now under civil service. The Ir.ltpr. Senator King declared In a slatc- jiieiH on Die findings out there, "have kept iliclr heads ona done a good, honest job." Hut, the statement said, "Control . . , had fallen Into the nurds of a top echelon of political np- jxmiieei whose chief failing was Iheir grass incompetence. Their second, and also serious, fail- Ing was a devollon to political Interests which transcended their loyalty to the revenue service, and caused them to engage in [K'tty and sometimes ctirnlnnl manipulations. And "they were encouraged and protected," the statement went grimly on, "Ijy the complacency and hulirrcrence of an Inept top administration in Washington," Tlie rc.suK.5 were "political nnd personal favoritism hi the treatment of taxpayers and in handling personnel problems." The I'corgnnizntian plan submitted oy Mr. Truman would abolish Hie present 64 political appointments of district collectors, and replace with H district commissioners nnd 4D assistants under civil service. This ts roughly in line witli the Hoover plan. The House has approved this proposal. There Is some opposition In the Senate. So fnr as this arises from objection to a possibly blanketlng-in of present politically-appointed collectors, w e agree w!lh the objectors. There should be a thorough weedlng-out of doubtful individuals—a strict merit-basi^ for every appointment. With that safeguard, civil service should be adopted. —Arkansas Democrat Silence of Our Leaders Is Disturbing to the People Herbert Hoover has expressed alarm at the "dangerous overs training "of our economy by our gigantic expenditures."-jjWiatoi- Russell Ls disturbed by (he economic'pressure of our military requirements. He scciu ways to assure national protection yet ease the national burden. The people, loo, wonder and ask questions which, EIS yet, are unanswered. American economy can .support the government's immediate program, No economy, not even Che actual and potential wealth of this nation. can continue the almost unlimited spending of the present. We worry about tlie end or, at least,, the lessening ol all this spending. Do our renders see vlctoij at some reasonable time in Ihe future? Do Oicfr plniLs Include n resolution of (tic economic and military struggle with Russia? Suppose Russia never intends to force the issue but schemes to continue the program of the present, allowing us eventually to spend ourselves into collapse. How are we to combat such a program? Can't our lenders take us a little more into their confidence? Surely the imtfoim) security will not be endangered by statements, backed by some proof, that there arc specific government plans leading to n specific yoal. \Vc cau't help tusking for more a.ssurancc that this nation Is steering a true cmnsf to a kimwn harbor, rather tlitm merely drifting Irom one eddy to the next; heading, per- hap5, for .ft maelstrom out of u'hlch we can not sail. The American people understand that our lenders do not know every clrtatl in the plan of victory We realize Ihnt all of us. leaders nnd people, live in an era of uncertainties. We are willing to accept ou»- share; but if we could bo more enlightened about our national prospects, we would be grnlefu), —Tlie Atlanta Journal SO THEY SAY TinmSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1953 Gaining Weight Pefer ft/son's Washington Column — Madame Minister Trips Lightly Over Use of a Phrase or Two Stories from Luxembourg indicate thai U. S. Minister ferlc Mest:i has been having some trouble with her alphabet lately, in slips of the in^ue. When a group ot 4-11 boys and the U. S. legation at during a European farm tour, they Whether or not southern opponents ivitl try to filibuster tigainst admission has apparently not been decided, If there is filibuster, it will bring a fight for clnture, or limitation of debate, nepnblicans and northern Democrats might welcome an all- out fight on new cloture rules over the -statehood Issue, believing it better than old civil Supersonic Plnnc.s Face Heat Barrier A "heat barrier" fight over cfotitre on the question. sourccs was up Cor consideration, a story came out that Madame Min- rotary asked if she meant "carter 1 ? She said yes, that was the one. Senate May Spar Cloture Fight Southern fear of four more north- present airplane bodies are eiti votes in the U. S. Senate still j marie-, loses 10 per cent of its seems to be the underlying reason i strength at 250 degrees, 40 per cent 'or opposition to admission of Ha-'at -175. waii and Alaska lo statehood, j Two metals which can withstand Before taking any solution in regard to the European army why do we not launch an appeal lo Russia Vs see if the Soviets arc in accord, as they have said, to undertake arbitration, security and disarmament?—Edouard Daladicr, former French premier, * * * The poople I know i who are veteran.s) Uavc not been Indoctrinated with any strong dtsire for military dictatorship.- Sen. Richard Russell, tin Universal Military Training, * * * We Republicans must find success in the solid middle ground between spendthrift left and a reactionary right. We must stand for the goort ol a]J the people all of the tune.—Sen. FYed Sea ton, (R., Neb.). * * * Tlie evil look ot saving that part of the world is not optimistic, but It at all, it will largo^ ue because of Nehru, who conies clt%se lo being the first met• spendable man of our time.—Ralph MC- Gill, Editor of the Atlanta constitution, on Premier Pandit Nehru of India. I were greeted with an expression of great pleasure !n being able to entertain "you 4- F'ers," Then when the Schutnnn pi cm lor rnerginp European ! airplanes that will gu 1500 miles coal and steel re-• an hour, according to John F. Vic- Is now recog- nlzed as one of the greatest obsta- to be overcome in designing I'eter Ed son Iciry of the National Advisory Committee foi' Aeronautics. This is roughly twice the speed ster asked about what roln that big | of present-day aircraft which have German steel company was poi"B i succeeded iti breaking the "sonic :o have. She couldn't remember the | barrier" at 760 miles an hour, the mine, but thought it began with speed of sound at sea level. "K." Everyone looked till a sec- | r twice friction At R speed of "Mach 2' the -speed of sound, air raises the temperature of plane's skin to 415 degrees Fahrenheit at -sea level, 250 degrees at feet. Aluminum alloy, from 40,000 svhich once over lightly- liy A. A. Frcdricfcbon Petty Jealousies are not unknown in our government, and It Is not regarded as millenium-typc news when a couple of politicians or bureaucrats fall out over some passing glory. The full-blown Intra-inural rhubarb, however, is upon us, Never was I one to begrudge **» man the freedom of debate, eithtV* academic or whimsical. Along the muddy Potomac, however, the lets- clioose-up-sicles movement is winding up like two kids doinj; battle over a gumdrop and more intelligence could be distilled from listening to two cats on a backyard fence. this temperature arc the rare metal titanium, good up to 600 degrees, and stainless steel, good up to 800. But the next problems is to design a refrigerating system that will keep the pilot from being roasted alive. Indians Want II. S. Guardianship U. S. Indian Commissioner Dillon S. Myer made a swing through the west last year, promoting his plan to get the Indians out from under government protection and make them independent citizens. He met with the council of the Osage nation at Pnwliuska. and later had a public meeting with the members of this oil-rich tribe. All were opposed to removal o£ government trusteeship over their lands. After the meeting, a few Indians who said they were from California, though they had Osage head rights, came up and asked Myer to meet with them. The Commissioner said he would, so the meeting was arranged for Hollywood. When Myer got there, he found he was meeting with the best- dressed people he had ever seen in his life. They were Indians who had made good in the movies, ana were drawing all that Hollywood money in addition to their royalties. But all these rich, successful and seemingly independent Indians were also opposed to liquidation of the Sec KUSOX on Page 14 IN HOLLYWOOD Bv ERSKINE JOHNSON NKA Sl:iff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — INEA1 — He-, playwright Arthur Miller, who hi ml the Screen: Johnnie nay, aujivioie "Death at a Salesman." Or- nonth.s a^o. I gnnixcd labor got n peek at- the unknown singer a few Is ricliiis on "Cloud 36" over tlis smash hit. "Little White Cloud" ami the movie otftrs are pouring in. Also pouring in arc ruiums i'u,u tlie haunting "l.Utle White Cloud" n much prettier sonir \vhon Ku- script, decilet! ;uid pressured into limbo. it anti-untoi]. the picture plans Arthur Kennedy's quote on why he's pullin? tip stakes soon for dolt Frimi wrote it for -Rose Marie" 1 Ion,, stay In New York and Europe: " - -- it "Totem Tonuotn." and Hut Johnson and his record lossns areiit worrird. Mitch Miller nl Columbia Rcr- •rtls blasted the similarity charge :: Fieici.s for me. with: ' i<- 'Kvety time there's ri Slit sonc the iravr somebody romp.irc.s it to soj];et))ini,' , clua-1 . else. It's like i;nats (lyhiR nrounii!' ywood gets impossible to; take ;tlter a couple of years." VVriiors at Knx are working on a film biography of tbtj late W. C. . Merceries McCambridse from the hospital after her newborn Oeath . Lona Turner the role of an Army nurse in Private will Mitch's export mr.sicnl opinion | "Ma?h." She already played one in \vliy 25-ycnr'OU! pm Unllv-ilr^f i "Homecoming." , . . "The Johnnie is el irking with the teen : I.ifo of Helen of Troy" au»* set: .filmed :it Warner Tiros/ ".Johnnie ;nitl his .sonir rfflrct KTN'trFISlt MTEA1-S TI1K ilic sadness tind fr»^lr:ilimi of It may be Hie "Ailios 'n Andy" lirrsenl day living for Uirts who are shcKv hut it's the Kin^fish— Tim uncertain about (lie. future." j Mnnre — who «ocks home the laughs • • • i ar.d bursts the applause meters in ' the snap a.s their minds close. The play of the cards, in their estimation, has nothing lo do with the bidding. This is, of course, very harmful nonsense. The. bidding often gives you priceless clues to the best line of play, provided that you keep your mind open to them. In today's hand. South drew two rounds of trumps nnd then led a diamond towards dummy. West tcok the ace cf diamonds and quite properly be^an on the clubs. South j niffeu the second club and had to avoid the loss of two heart tricks somehow. Disregarding all the clues furnished by the bklrling. South led a heart to dummy's ncc and hopefully returned a heart towards his queen. W:st naturally took two The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN JORDAN, 11. I). Written tor NKA Service So far as 1 know there are no statistics on how many people are afflicted with pimvorms, but there arc certainly many so afflicted. One correspondent writes that she has been bothered with them off- and-on for eighteen years, and many who write me ask liow to get rid of them. Actually, phnvorms are not as hard to eliminate as Rome other intestinal parasites, but reinfection is particularly common, and therefore careful attention to hygenlc living conditions and care in association with others is particularly important to keep chcm from com- in^ back. Pinworms are more common in children than grown-uixs, especially among those in large families or in children living in institutions. It is comparatively rare in families in which separate bedrooms are used. This is because the worms get on. the bed linen, pajamas and other clothing and are picked up by others who come in contact with such objects. When children live In an institution or dormitory or when several use the same bedroom, the spreading of the worms from one person to another is easy. The eggs from pinworms are usually laid on the skin and mucous membrane near the outlet of the bowel. This causes severe itching. In fact, the Itching can be so bad that it produces nervousness, sleeplessness, and even convulsions. The exact diagnosis must be made by taking swabs from the place where the worms arc likely to be and examining the material under the microscope. Infestation with pinworms is frequently confused with infestation of other parasites and the diagnosis must be clarified by accurate examination. Once this has been done, proper treatment can be started. Prompt Treatment Urged Treatment is reasonably satisfactory but should be given to all involved persons in a family or to all children in a dormitory. About nine out of (en are cured, although the treatment may have to be repeated several times. Once an outbreak of pinworms is discovered, treatment should be prompt and thorough. All those whj arc exposed as well as those who have definite signs of worms must be given information on hygienic measures. Careful and frequent washing of the hands with soap nnd water is one of the most important measures. With the improvement in knowledge of hygiene and how to take care of one's body and better methods of treatment, pinworm infestations have become less frequent. Once established, however, pln- v,-ornis rarely or never disappear without treatment, as many people have di.scovered for themselves. mond. Arter ruffing tlie second club, South would lead a trump nnd return n low heart from rimnrny. East would play the seven, and South would finesse the eight. This would force out West's jack. Subsequently, South would regain the lead nnd push the queen of hearts through West's king. No further heart trick would be lost, and the contract wculd be made. TAKE SMILING Harry McDonald, f'rJiistance. He finally smiled his way into the job as head man at the RFC. But not unlll after both House and senate hawkshaws had picked him over nnd subjected him to a political Wassorman test. In the process, however, the House and Senate got probes BOIDK at the same time and each kept its party nn exclusive event. The Senators probing McDonald wanted to know what the Representatives probing McDonald had found. The Representatives probing McDonald told the Senators probing McDonald to go fry their hats We ain't talk-in 1 , they said, what we got is our private mess of fish. they said, and you Senators rai find out the best way you calf Yaaaaah! Next thing we knew, the tax scandal Inquisitions take on the aspect, of an intra-squati field hockey match. The King Committee, probing amongst the soiled laundry in the Internal Revenue Bureau, had a soiree slated for Brooklyn. Just- Ice Department sleuths, also poking amongst the Revenue Bureau garbage, had a similar tete-a-tete booked for the West Coast. UPSHOT WAS THAT the Congressmen bundled up the records and beat it for Brooklyn. This rubbed the Justice Department boys crossgratn and the squabble was on. It isn't clear what tile net result was. I think a . new scandal uoubed \ip nnd stole the spotlight. This sort of thing does not fan the fast-cooling embers of confidence that sundry citizens may have in their government. It Is sorry enough that it has become necessary to investigate everything and everybody, but when Ihe Erin- ings begin looking like frnternitv rush week it's time to r'ar baV and reconsider. Statistics from some Improbable source sirch as the federal government show that n cool million was spent last year for investigating this and that. Another 5100.000 has been budgeted for probing purposes this year. The current high cost nf keeping people honest recalls the long-ago day when honesty was free and routine. CONSIDERING THE high cost of clean living, it tends to rankle the taxpayer to think that he cannot even buy a 'straight-faced 'n- quiry into what is killing him tax- wise. If peerers into the same crystal ball can't swap visions and Insist on their own seances, we may as well shut up shop. All the yakity-yak about investigations being used as political springboards and personal glory harvesls will have to be rendered into either fact or fantasy by pass- in? time. However, the intrn-mnrnl squabbles now at hand can only lend credance to the charge. That we have an overflowing cesspool on our hands is common knowledge and tourists with tcniM noses nre bcinir advised to route themselves upwind of Washington. What can be done to deodorize the government remains to be seen, but it is iikely to be a fur piece off unless the probers start realizing that there's a lot of difference between emulating J. Edgar Hoover and .icing Fearless Fosdick. Furniture Mart heart trie! setting the game contract. Now lei's see how the bidding clues would have indicated the winning line cf play. West hat! made a takeout double of one spade. He needed strength and a certain j artoiint of length lat least three JI.'ll} u ood's bveakini? n:il in .1 : r:\sh of lU'W faces, alici vt'tt' stars'ly are beins ?.rtv;-"':l, i "ChaiKit* your type. Give 'cm suuc- j tiling new'." ! I nmr.-cd Joati Fontaine nl»at [ the "let's switch" epidemic nndi "Change mv Ivpc? Yr f'.atK. nn, , I t'mil' rvrn know what Ivpf 1 am vet." Tim - WMJ on aje 14 15 Vcors Ago In Blytbeville — The Rev. Carroll Cloyd. pastor "f the First Christian Church, has jft'n cleftml prrsiilcnt. of the Bly- j theville Ministerial Alliance ha* I wo biccies about lo hit I nutlar liark.sriale, Victor Ivy the frreen -- Paumnum's "Sninp-1 Robert Moore and Bill Fau?hl. stu- dcn;s. at Arkansas State College. nre .spritcUng the weekend !:l Blv- theville. A ciaiKhtor has been born lo Mr. ol- i C03- tl'ttiK to I,i\o Tor." about Me ic's Aiwnymous. aiul MGM's tu:ne p;Mr. "Ivanhoe." i Has slw hr.ird from Ah K.ilni ; Finn 1 their dates in Pari^ l,i.<' :u:n- "No." she snici. "anri !bink I \\iil. There's no in mv hr.\" TIN rp rou THR r.ini.s Cl'^r;:ps :uid Louis Shot-: yo;n-> h;p.;:rst hunk of movi" i.ikr vull i,.. exhibited l)v B;:rl ;>"d Mrs. !>at Harsett. Mrs. Hari. r '*ct K the former Miss Classic C'alrtwcll. The JACOBY ON BRIDGE l!tnuup'\vay will shale in Hie dim pmlif. if Hill Mar«h.iir and K:im Marx put lour-Hier Ihi-ir plan to co-star Oary Conpt-r in The Riv r And lly OSWALD .TACOBV Writltn for NKA Service Bidding Best due For Future Plays Into The I Many brldse plnym the an. | the bidriiug from their WEST VK.T^ » A D 8 3 * A Q J 4 Soulh 1 A 2 A •* III A Q 102 V A 9 6 3 »K J + 10652 EAST W 107 « Q 10754 2 + K987 SOUTH (D) A A.KJ9543 ¥Q852 + 3 Both srdes vul. ^^'cst North Double Rcdbl. •I* 3 A Pass Pass Opening load--* 8 4 * Pass Joint cards) in heart.s for his dotlble of one spade. A good player seldom doubles a major suit without good support for the other major. Hence S:jith should have assumed that West held three or four hearts headed by king-jack or by kins-ten. U would be unfortunate: If held king-jack-tcn of hearts, [or then the contract was eliminate j probably hopeless, minds as I Acting on the correct assumption •oon as HIP linal paw has died upon \ South would begin the same way venture of Elm K.IZ.IH and ' the air. You can practically hear drawing trumps and leadlrij Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL lltemot furniture 6 Cooking furniture 11 Bright bird 13 Click beetle H Sleep 15 Unit of silk size 1 Bullfighter 2 Mountain crests 3 Two-footed animals 4 Card game 5 Princess of Brabant 6 Winter vehicle 16 Summer (Fr.) 7 Light brown 17 Audibly 8 Unemployed 9 Swerver 10 Mistakes 12 Lampreys 13 Instruct 19 National god of Tr.hiti 20 Communists 22 Membranous pouch 23 Employer 24 Musical direction 26 Sippcrs Z8 Tear 30 Child 31 City in The Netherlands 32 Compass point 33 Humblest 37 Swimming bird 41 Ailments 42 Spinning toy •H To cut •IS Salt •SSGlacialice pinnacle •18 Palmyra palm fiber 49 Astronomer (1822-1895) 51 Unkeclcd 53 Compound others 54 Kind ot bullet 55 Javanese community 58 Row I 18 Cereal grain 21 Air raid alarms 23 Enunciates 25 Military assistant 27 Melody 29 Irritates 33 Failed to hit 34 Go by 35 Apportions 36 Scottish burial ground 38 Lure ,13 Cudgclcr •10 Lnmprey- catcliers •13 Separate 46 Wheys of mill 47 Vehicle 50 Legal point 52 Oriental j porgy ITFl

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