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EIGHT THE BLYTHEVLLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Maimscr Sole National Advertising nejircscntiUives: Wallace Winner Co.. New York. Chicago. Dciroll, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered us second class matter at the post- office Bt Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917 Member of Tlie Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATKS: By carrier m the city ol Blylheville or anj suburban town where carrier service U maiti- tamed, 25c per weelc, By mail, within n rartius ol 50 miles, J5.00 per year. J2.50 for six months. »1 25 tor tlu-ee months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. H2.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Bui balh in rtire limes manifested Ills M-oril through preaching, which is connnUCcil unto me according (o (lie commandment of God unr Savior.—Til us |;3. O, marvelous [josvcr of the Divine seed, which overpowers the strong man armed, softens obdurate hearts, and changes into divine men those who wero brutalized in sin, and removed to an infinite distance from God.—John Wyctiffe. Americans Lose Lives To Halt Red Aggression • Amontf countless Americans there is today a great doubt that we should Ije fighting in Korea. Tlie feeling seems to be that it is all a horrible mistake, that nothing has come of it and nothing will. You even hear it said in places that the economic prosperity we now enjoy is being "fed | )y the blood of our boys dying in Korea." General Kirtgway, supreme United Nations commander in the ICur East, sought the other day to give answer to this swelling doubt. To an audience in Tokyo lie declared: "It seems to be deplorable that with al! we cherish ultimately at stake, with enslavement of body and mind instead of freedom for both as the eventual issue, there should still be questioning at home as to why we are in Korea . . . "The leBaona learned through General Washington at Valley Forge have been taught us again along the Rhine, the Elbe, the Naktong and the Han. "If ths United States is to be effective, if collective decency is to triumph over group brutality, if we are to build indestructible strength into a world union of free peopleg-^then we had best read those lessons again and see that our generation and each succeeding generation learns them—learns and lives them." To do otherwise than resist deliberately planned, unprovoked aggression like that of the Communists in Korea, said Hidgwuy, would be to acknowledge "as sterile every sacrifice America has made since it obtained independence." Is there really no point in the Korean fighting? Because of our entry into the war on that muddy peninsula, the Communists have been denied the fruits of their aggression. They have not won South Korea, instead they have lost part of North Korea. Hundreds of thousands o! Kwls and unlold tons of equipment, all of which might have umi employed later in other new ajfgrrssions, |,.,v e now bucii destroyed. The Communist;;, from the North K- i-t'.'i'-s mi up U, tlu-ir niitslci's in Moscow, h;ir<. (hereby l Jt , (;|1 „),„„.„ ![,.,, ;(K . gix'ssi.,,1) against the free world does not pay. \Ve nut only have resisted llu'iv Active military (!o|>ro<la'.ic/ii:<. we and our Alln>.> the world annind have rearmed on a niiistamia! scale in readiness for any further Communist vcnltiros. I!oi-:mse of this stunt i-o;irm;imont, because of our suwossfi;! repulse of the Kcds m Koroa. tin; ComnHHKs.ts have made no frosh moves across the borders of free land. For nearly two years we have watched 1'or iliesu moves. Hut our o\i-j) courageous response to the Korean attack appears to have had lix-mendou* effect. In the judgment of m:iny sober mili- tiiry minds, the likelihood of general war with Russia is today smaller than a year or two ago. And they give Korea and its aftermath of resurgent defense activity the lion's share of credit for this hopeful circumstance. How is it possible then 1 0 suggest the heavy sacrifice of our men in Korea is without purpose? Aggression allowed to go unchecked In Korea would have spread to other parts of Asia. A yielding attitude there would have infected the wholo free world community with a mood of supine resignation to the progress of the Communist bandwagon. The power of JJtissia would have been mightily enhanced, and the (lungers to our liberty correspondingly enlarged. The doubters cannot truly believe the Korean war is useless. Is freedom useless? (ARK.) COURIER NEW? Views of Others UMT Meets Two Compelling Needs The Universal Military Training bill now before COIIUIT.SS l.s a watered-down version ol the military's original proposal, but. ncvenhclcs.5 It if the center of a deeply divisive debate and iUs chances ol adoption are considered slender. There has been a great deal of discussion over the details of t;ie niciuure, liul the real division la over the principle embodied in it. .Should the United States lor the first time in it.s hjiiory provide compulsory military servke for all its young men on n continuing basis? Thrrc is strong emotional opposition to the measure—anti It does not come alone from worried parmls or the young who would be personally effected oy the measure. UMT would represent a departure from America's essentially imcilist tradition, and there are those who fear that it the menus or war were made iiernmnciitly available war might become inevitable. These fears me miflerstaiidalilc, but in tile reality of 1»S2 and the years lhat lie nlieatl they arc largely Irrelevant. The United states Is and has been lor some years on a semi-wartime foaling. Unless we abandon our present commitments in the world, the draft will liavc to continue for the foreseeable future—and military service is theoretically universal under it. There are two couipclling arguments In lavor of adopting UMT-as a permanent measure. The first is tnnde by the military, which has urged the program for yenrs. Only UMT, say the generals and the admirals, will guarantee si constant and dependable supply of manpower to fill tlie recurring gaps In the services, and nt the same time produce and maintain B trained reserve which will make possible an ultimate reduction In the standing army and navy. The other is that UMT, If the act were properly drawn and effectively implemented, would come far closer than the present draft system to guaranteeing cmmllty ol treatment to those who are now being called to duly. We believe these two points are compelling. If UMT c«n best supply our military manpower needs and at the same time suaranlec against the undoubted abuses under the draft, it should be enacted, it is not in il.ielf any more dangerous to the prospect of peace.than the rest of the mill- In ry program of which it would be a part. .—Arkansas Gazette . Seven Chances To Cut U.S. Costs There me .seven major proposals by the Hoover Commission, of twenty not yet implemented by Congress. The seven could contribute heavily at this moment toward cutting the cost of government. Tlie President lias submitted a budget that calls for S8o,400,000,000. Including money already appropriated and nnnnnrked, the total proposed expenditure lor 1952-53 will be far higher than that. But If Congress would act speedily now to effect even these few of the Hoover Report reforms, substantial saving could be effected. All Coagreut would | mvc (o rto wol]M ,„, (<) . 1. Give greater flexibility lo civil service operation. 2. Make Die drastic disuses in Post'office operation that will modernize it and kick out politics. 3. CfiilrallM the direction of the ovmras program. 4. End duplication, wiislc, and overemployment in the adiiilniotralion of veterans' affairs. 5. Work mil a peniiin.cnt national program for water resources development and flood control. (The Hoover Report is uilliui; to put this In the Intmor Di'prtitinmt. The News prefers to leave it m charge of iho Army Knpmccrs. But there sin uld 'or bill one control.! 6. Cm off the dractwoorf u, Hie Department of Auriculuirc. consolidate and reorganize its multiple bureaus. 7. CenlialiM federal medical aclnj|nl.,i.raiion in •i iingL> agency. 'Ihc ftanoi RLPOH climated SI,000.000.000 could bo saved in the $40.000.000,000 uurt s rl when the report w.is made. Conditions that have arisen Mnc.e t.i m,,if than double the budget do not suggest lli.,t 58.000.000,000 amid be saved necessarily. But if we could lop even 56.000.000.000 of mir government! cost, that—as the- man said—ain't h.iy. — Dallas Morning News SO THEY SAY I certainly do not think the Chinese and North Kou-au Riound ami air forces have a capability "I driving us from Korea—far from it.—Lt.-Grn. Fv.u.k Eveuv-t, oinimaiidei, 5111 u. S. nir force. I used the words "prompt, rejolule and effective." j dt, not believe they were bad words to use. Certainly they are better than "tardy, timid and famous."—Winston Churchill. TmTRSPAY. MARCH 6, 1953 THE 1953 FEDERAL BUDGET OF $85.4 BILLION IS GREATER THAN ALL THE INCOMES OF ALL THE PEOPLE WEST OF THE MISSISSIPPI $tart!ing $tatus of $tartling $pending- It the map above il startling, that's hecausi the planned expenditures under the new budget are startling, too. Here's how we figured it: The Depaitmr-nt of Commerce calculates the income payments to individuals in each state. That includes all the money that goes to Individuals in each state. That Includes nil the money that goes to individuals In the form of wages, salaries, interest, rent, and dividends. It doesn't include corporate incomes as -such, but it does Include that part of their incomes that is received by stockholders in the form of dividends. That's why we used the words "incomes of the people." This is a valid comparison, in the final analysis, became (lie burden of all taxes eventually falls on living people. This mnp is based on figures developed by the Department of Commerce. The latest slate tn- havc used those, but it would have been an un- coiiie figures available nre for 1950. We could fair comparison, because 1953 incomes will undoubtedly b« at a higher level. To take care of this, we estimated 1953 total income payments at 15% higher than 1950, for each state. Then we started with California and began working eastward, adding states until we got to S5I.2 billion of incomes, equal to military spending. Thnl took us part, way Into Kansas. We continued the process for foreign aid and all other government spending, nud found the total equal to all the 195S3 incomes of all the people west of the Mississippi, with 90% of Wisconsin and the state of Mississippi thrown in. (Reprinted from tlie February issue of Taxpayer's Dollar, monthly publication of the Government Economy Program of the Chamber of Commerce of the United States.) Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Railroads Can Control Rates If Congress Passes Two Bills _EI>1TOK'S NOTE: This Is the first of two columns on current railroad legislation licfon* Congress dealing with rale Increases. WASHINGTON <NEA> u. s. railroads would be given practically a free hand to put rate increases into effect umter twr) new bills now before the Congiest. They are among 20 new ti nnsporla Lion bills on which the Senate Commerce Committee have begun hearings. So far. these bills have gone completely unnoticed. ( . eler The two rate bills nre far and away the most sensational of the lot. They are offered ns amendments to the Interstate Commerce Act. In effect, they would take away Iron) the Interstate Commerce Commission almost all the powers it now has over railroad rale-making. And they would guarantee the roads a cost-plus, operational profit. Sponsors of the two amendments are principally Senators Herbert R. O'Conor of Maryland. John W. Drichtr of Ohio and Homer Capehart, of Indiana. Senator O'Conor. a Democrat, is not running for reelection this year. Senators Brick- cr and Capchart. Republicans, have gained considerable reputation lor sponsoring legislation favorable to business. But these bills were master-minded by railroad lawyer*. First of these bills is a short and simple looking amendment, only H lines long. H would rewrite section 15, n (2> O f t), e interstate Commerce Act. striking out another important clause of the present law. This requires Hie ICC to give clue consideration to the effect of any proposed rate increase on the diversion of traffic to other competing forms of transportation like water, air or highways. Furthermore, a requirement that the ICC consider fmnishiri" adequate transportation "at the lowest cost" would be stricken out. From the railroads' point of view, the need for this amendment arises from recent experience in getting rate Increases. A year ago the roads applied for a H per cent freight rate increase ICC held lengthy hearings. Much of the time consumed was in determining whether the increase would divert business to the railroads' competitors. The decision handed down hist August granted eastern roads 9 per cent, west and south 6, average 7. AAR Me>. Hold Diversion Is not ICC's Concern Spokesmen for the American Association of Railroads, principal Washington mouthpiece for the carriers, contend that the question of traffic diversion is not properly a concern of the ICC. AAR say's this is the railroads' risk, and it is solely the business of railroad man\ Sec KDSON on Page D IN HOLLYWOOD By EUSKINE JOHNSON XKA Staff Correspondent lly KltSKINF, JOHNSON .N'I'A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD -. (NEAI — The Movie Laugh Parade: Rehearsing for a movie short. Spike Jotn.'s couldn't get one of his six-guns lo make what he considered the proper sound for a routine the band "Let's get going. Spike." yelled the production bo.ss, "we're behind time." Spike went on carefully reload-1 tne tV levolver and said: ! "If HcifrtT. was out of tunt. you'd have to wait." i MarDoiialrt Carey checked Into 5 the swank Coronad;. Hotel in Snn Diego nnrt the room cifrk said: "Carey. I can give you a room overlooking the ocean or one overlook- in'! Ihe garden. Which do you prefer?" "Wnlit I really prefer." replied Carey, "is a room thai overlooks the rent," Bcttr Davis, havin? R lone conversation on the telephone near the hat check stand at the Captain's Table, was mistaken tor the check cirl by a slightly-loaded male patron. Alter ficii;cting for a couplp of minutes, and getting madriVr with cicry fiprt, hi- finally looked lip the iimini'or and w.itlrri: "If your hat check sir! will 1,1111 talking lo her hoy friend on tint lclr|ilinnc and K et m.v li,\t. I'll br on iny «ay." Jack Pn.ir says he has a srcii idra for an afternoon nronrnm. "It's no: Kcmi<? to be on rridio or on television." MVS .Jack. "It's for Ion,-!y housewives. I'm going to go from d^or ti rtoor." mm.E "com;" Kobnt o. Lewis recently gave Robert Jordan, one of hh cameramen on "The show Goes On." permission to miss one program In or- rter to take an examination for Air Force pilnt training. N'c\t dav, Lewis received a wire reading: "Hymn 3H, last verse. IHM line." TVroltiET to the Bible. Lewis trnnslatrrl It : "Sorrow v»n«uteli«4, Ubor «nd- rd, Jordan passed.'* • • • Director Henry King and Cameraman l,eon Shamroy were shown shots taken in Africa of a hyena that will figure In "Tile Snows of Kiliminjaio." The first day the two men saw black and white film foot- as;t of the beast and tlie next day they looked at color shots. "Kay," muttered King, "that hyena looks a lot better today." "He ought to." said Shamroy. "I hart him sent over to a Hollywood movie fur designer last night to be " Aspirations of Hollywood cowboys and Texas wranglers are vast- Str HOLLYWOOD on TSKC 9 75 Years Ago In BlythcYillc — R. J. Martinctli. Glcncoe Hotlc owner, has purchased an Interest In the E. B. cice sales Co.. It was 1 announced today. A plea to the public to cease desecration of Memorial Park Ccme- j tcry on \vcsl Walnut Street was , made today by officials of the Mc, mortal Park Assoclalion. : Officers of the First Baptist Church Truth Seekers Sunday . School class, made up of 10-ycar- n'd Rlrls. include Betty Adams, president: Jackie Cumberland, vice nr'stdcnl: jackie McCihee. secretary: nnd Allenc Bradshaw, treasurer. * JACOBY ON BRIDGE Follow This Rule For No-Trump Play Hy OSWALD JACOBY Written for ,\K.\ Service | Which suit should yon try to develop when you are playing a hand »t no-trump? The longest suit? lhp itiongest suit? t There Is no easy answer to the I oufttlon. but one of the guiding i principlci U Illustrated In voday'i hand. West opened the jack of spades antl South counted up his tricks! He could take three spades and two top hearts. Four tricks had to be developed in clubs and diamonds. The two suits were equally long five cards opposite a doiibleton. Clubs, however, were stronger. FO South decided to go after four club tricks. Declarer won the first spade In his own hand to lead a club. The (messe of the club Jack lost to East, and East was unkind enough to return a heart. Now South discovered that there were oi.ly three club tricks. He needed a diamond for his ninth trick, but East had time to knock out the other top heart and take two clubs, two diamonds, and two hearts. South went down two tricks because he started on the wrong suit. The clubs were stronger than WEST *J 10984 WQI04 NORTH AK52 VK65 » K 10 + AKJ7S HAST + 84 Pas* 2N.T. Pass VJ872 « AQ3 +Q1096 SOUTH (D) » AQ7 VA93 * J88T4 + 52 North-South vul. Wat North EMt Pass I A Pass Pass SN.T. Paw Pass Opening lead— 4t J the diamonds, but the diamonds »ere more solid. South could afford to give away two diamond tricks atui still make the other three tricks in tlie suit. Those three tricks plus the two top clubs would give him ample tricks for his contract. Correct play i s to win the opening lead with dummy's king of spades and to return the king of diamonds at once. East can take the ace of diamonds tnd return * once over lightly- By A. A. Fredrkkson This Universal Military Training business just goes to show ono that all which glitters aiji't necessarily I4-karat. UMT got talked up real big for quite a spell back when there wasn't any danger ol anyone doing anything about it. When the chips were nearly down, however, the anti's blossomed forth like bills at first of the month and the whole deal began to hit the legislative skids. Previously, I have .spoken up in favor of UMT, but- I The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN' P. JORDAN, M. I). Written for NBA Service In these days when so many people are giving blood for blood banks or for transfusions. Interest in today's first question should be widespread. Q — How much blood does the body contain, and how long does it take for the body to replace one pint of blood? Mrs. H.S.B. A—It lias been calculated that ilie blood makes up about one-thirteenth of the total body weight, A ruirmal person who weighs between 133 and 1G5 pounds ordinarily lias frcm 5.3 lo 0.3 quarts of blood. The fluid portion of the hlood winch Is removed Is njade up by tlie liocly very rapidly ami even the" other portions of tlie Wood within a lew days. However, it Is not ordinarily recommended that a person give blood more often than every few weeks. Q—I wonder if I have heart trouble. I live in a two-story house and it. is increasingly difficult for me lo walk upstairs. My legs get weak and I am very short of breath Sometimes J have a feeling of pressure across my chest which nukes It hard for me to breathe. At other times there will be a sharp burning pain. Mrs. G. A —• The symptoms described would fit in wiih some forms of liearl trouble, particularly, angina necloris. Yon should certainly see a doi-ior and have a thorough examination. • * • Q — What causes moles on the body and why do they multiply and spread? They itch and are very ais- ~~!fee?ible. Reader. A—The fact that there is itching nrcscnt may mean that the skin lesiitis are not true moles. The underlying cause of moles Is not well rnirf-rstood, fhoutrh they are made «D of jiismcnl M lls. If treated at all this should he done -with the greatest of caution. Q—I am a girl only 18 and my ankles swell and my legs seem extremely stiff. I rlny ball each winter in sc>'onl and notice they seem a little stiffer each year. I am one of the best guards on the hall (cam and I wonder if I should stop play- tnrr entiTjv. D.D.B. A — TtiJs is mil normal for an d»lil-fn-ycnr i>'d irirl. The nossP"!- ity of rltc^m^tic fever or some other form Vif rheumatism must be ron- 5'fJered. Vott surelv sl'oulrt not continue your liasl'M^all unless TOU f< Hie Ko-.ilic.id from your physician. Q — .Will nausea and vomiting sometimes be caused bv trouble with ti-n niner ear? A.T.W, A—This is a ro c sih"itv. thmi«h t'lerc arc mnnv ot'ier things which must be corMilT"d. • • * Q—Wat does thimnine mean? Is it an ncltf? Mrs. B.M. A—Thiamine is a vitamin also knnivn as vil.-min Jl-J. U Is a complicated cl'cmical compound rather than an acid in the comrnonlv used sense. heart to dummy's king. Now the ten of diamonds Is led from dummy to knock nut Bast's queen, and South is ready to win ten tricks without a struggle. now think, that its death was per- ^i after a** " WSt charitablc cl ™a* ** JOINIVG THE NKIIVOUS mama', m the dm agin' UMT, a passel of churchmen and educators opened up on the proposal. The big farm organizations were mfghtly opposed to baste training for all Some of their points were valid such as instituting an unprecedented program of taraluntary service the likes of which this nation has never known, B Ig fear behind was no., so much the newness of ths idea but the possibility that w» might legislate ourselves Into a set of shackles that wouldn't easily unlock when things simmer down The labor, agriculture and school men worry about a depleted supply of 18-year-olds for the vocational and educational mills. On this point. I am not quite clear as to now much help a mess of fuzzy- cheeked young'uns are in these various fields except for hod-carrying and nay-pitching assignments. At 18. neither I nor any of my colleagues possessed any talents that ^ six months or a year in uniform ^ would have wiped out. Might have smartened us up a bit, even. • * • COLLEGES, I GRANT you might find UMT a headache. But it would be sour mash migraine, which passeth when the handover endeth. AS it stood. UMT would have little more than tilled Ilia summer between high school departure and college entrance. But I guess, after all, that mayhap the idea is better off dead and interred. I say this after seeing where the opponents, following much rhetoric, finally dredged up a point which, as of now, can't b8 beat down. Military extravagance, waste, blundering, ineptness and general left-footedness have been waved about by UMT opponents as a reason for not barging Into program that would have required considerable sharp administering. And as of now, I can't for the life of me think of a snappy reply. The opponents have scored and kicked the extra pernt. Aj LIKE MAXY BASICALLY sound ideas, UMT was a long-range defense proposition that would have required practical, intelligent and business-like administration. The possibilities for larceny and general goofing-off were heavily latent in Ihe plan, but were nothing honest and sensible operation wouldn't have taken care of. But this is too much to expect. Considering, please, the fantastic North Pole air base blunder, the insane panic shown by our military leaders In throwing up North African bases at a mere loss of J25,- OCO.MO-SSO.COO.OOO in waste nnd. crookedness, the armed services' cockeyed purchasing systems and the now obvious fact that no one along the Potomac knows what the hell is going on. In the light of all this, UHT's death was a mercy killing. UMT was a big thing. Its proponents said Congress' vole on it would separate the men from the boys, the brave frcm the cowardly. Congressmen however, dcn't rate all the blame. If there was fear, it was fear that A t UMT was too big and required too 0f much morality and brains for anyone currently on deck to handle. UMT wasn't killed in action. II died a political death, for nowadays the boundary between the military and the political is as hard to locale as the fine line between stupidity and dishonesty. Undercover Story Answer to Previous Puzzla HORIZONTAL 5 Remove 6 Expunge 7 Seaport (ab.) 8 Teeth incrustation 9 Bay window statesman 12 Weight o. India (pi.) n 21 Bacchanals' cry 22 Back of neck 23 Load 24 He lived 905 years (Bib.) 25 PoKer stake 27 Camera's eye 1 Covered row of shops 711s are undercover 13 Pantry - ""•' "•""" 14 Pompous show, 1 ? ;: r ?P 0 / tion 15 Eye part H British 16 Staler 17 Observe 18 East (!•>.} 20 Years betw 12 and 20 21 Everlasting 23 Go 26 Auricle 27 Lion 30 In the year 31 Viper 32 Transmit 33 Drivel . 34 Route (ab.) 35 Preposition 36 Compass point 37 Unit of reluctance 38 Genus of geese 39 Abandons 41 Whey of milk 44 Drunkard 45 Baranof mountain 48 Musical instruments 50 Ringer 52 Short aria (var.) 5? Venerate 54 Felt 55 Pilots VERTICAL 1 Exclamation 2 Uncommon 3 Algonquian Indian IBtuU* 28 Grafted (her.) 42 "Emerald Isle": 29 Smell 43 Shower 31 God of war 45 On the 32 Transgressions sheltered side 37 Distant 46 Forest 38 Evince creature 39 Low sand hills 48 Weapons 40 Lassoes 49 Sorrowful 41 Mineral 51 Goddess at springs infatuation 30 21 il 33 I't zo 10 II II 28 M

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