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PAGE SIX BLTTHEVTLLE fARK.) COURIER NEWjl TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 19W THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NKWS CO. K, W HA!N£S, Publisher HARRY A, HA1NES, Assistant Publisher A. A. KREDRfCKSON, Editor PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Man«g«r Sole National Advctlistng Representatives: Wallace Wilmer Co., New Vork, Chicago. Det.-olt, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered EA second class matter at the po.sl- o/fice st Blytlieritlc, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 8. 1917 Member ot The Associated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By canter In the ciljr ot Hlytlicville or inj suburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25e per week. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, 15.00 per ,r«ar, *2.oO for six momhs, Jl 25 tor three months; by mall outside 50 rnlie »one. 112.60 per year payable in advance. Meditations Harden not your hearts, as In (he provocation, fu the. day of (cm plat [DM in (lie wilder ntss. — Hebrews 3:8. * • » The heart must be at re*t before the mind, like a quiet lake under an unclouded summer everting, can reflect the solemn starlight and the splendid mysteries of henven.—Macdonald Clarice. Barbs Some folk wonder why Americans drive on the right side of the street. It never pays to drive on the wrong side! * * * According lo reports, pancakes were made thousands of years ago. Even then, one good turn deserved another * * * Tots who play with mother's rou(j(' are i mining a chance of getting caught red-handed, * * * Scon-Jinx all the lintc (r««-s you a Nit of friends. Belter Like another look. * * « An Ohio youngster threw his mother's old np- ron In the furnace, with $M in the pocket. Who has rnoncj r to burn the.se days? We Approve the Delay In Housing Unit Plans We can add our endorsement to the Blytheville Housing Authority's recent decision to delay notion deconstructing n not her low-rent housing unit. If citizens are sincere in our protests regarding government spending, they must not close our eyes to the extent of spending big government might rio right here. And that old hogwnsli that "they're going to spend the money anyway . . . why not get our share," is utterly unpatriotic at a time when our nation i.s facing a financial crisis aiul an ever-increasing armament loud which may be more than it can safely bear. And even though public housing units are built on a government loan arrangement, spending is involved. Interest from such bond issues nre tax free and the community, stale and county realix.es nothing in the way of taxes out of such developments, as tliey would a private real-estate development, for instance. Furthermore, the federal government is obligated to make up the difference whenever -,\ project misses its solf- liiiuidiitioii ratio, which is probably often. True, some of our citizens, white and Negro, live in housing units which iirc substandard. And no person with any compassion for his I'cllow man enjoys seeing him live uncomfortably. But v> .'ere dues substandard housing begin? \\hcie might the government's pro- Si'iiin end? To one n<a;ii) t :r of thinking, all our li»u.-iiij;. and uiir .standard of ii'.'ir.g are sub-standard. And until they live in •S 100,000 bonus, drive ? 1,000 automobiles a:ni eat roast beef anytime llicy H'fl like it, must ambitious people will consider llu-ir •.UuK.'jaxI of living substandard. Those desires have oanied Americans the ivpistiUion of being H keen, ambitious and highly productive people. Contrast ibis wiili condition.* in » io- taiitarian stale where no one is substandard but oviT.vniu 1 is "staudardi/.ed" with respect to food, clothes, and housing. Contrast the product of this competitive, ambitious society with the two Little U<ick men who turned down job offers bc< aus.c it would raise their vages and they would have to move from the public housing projects. There is undoubtedly a need for holler low-rent housing units in every city in the world. We hope we don't verge on the melodramatic when we say that there probably was a need for shoes and stockings at Valley Forge. Americans for nearly two ccntureg have been rais- ing steadily their standards of living by filling their needs ... on their own initiative. Landscaping Project Show Judge's Interest Many persons have noted with n good deal of interest County Judge Faber White's move to spruce up the Court House lawn with a re-landscaping project. Such a project, though naturally small, is indicative of the interest and pride Judge White takes in his county and in his job as County .Judge. In fact, we doubt if Governor j\lc- iMath could have made a more popular appointment to fill the chair of the late Roland Green. On several occasions, wo have heard and overheard remarks complimentary to the new County Judge and the manner in which he has discharged his new responsibilities. Congratulations are in order for Judge Fabcr White. Views of Others Highways and Utilities Jn .ukliiK the E'ublic Service Commission t« Investigate expenditures or public utilities Governor McMath »aitl tliat because a utility's fluids come from (tie people tlicrc Is little, difference, ill principle and ultimate effect on Hie public, he- Uveen construction of a highway and construction of a utility system, 'me governor snld further thai because trie people must pay for utility construction they arc entitled lo know whether it was done at chea|K?st cost, ' The people arc likewise entitled to know whether all their highways were constructed at cheapest cost. They are further entitled to know whether nuy considerations other than engineering and traffic considerations determined the building of any highway*. To quote Governor McMath's words, the people are entitled to know whether there have been "waste, favoritism, awards (o lowest bidders, contracts awarded because of political Influence', unconscionable pro- lits or any Improper practices." In short, the Public Service Commission is called on to do for tor with or lo) the utilities what the Highway Audit Commission Is doing lor or wilh or to) the highways. —Arkansas Gazette A Golden Silence Rules An Indian Politician A Hindu holy mini wlio has taken a vow ol pcriwtual silence Is running for Parliament. His name is Prabli runt Dramacharl. His opponent Is India's extreflfcly talkative prime Minister N'ehru. Reports state that the silent one is cuticlucL- h>8 a slrong cnmrminn. He presides over mass meetings, and his lieutenants speak for him. This negative, approach to politics has Its advantages. No speeches, no pledges to break, no ponderous statements of position, no later attempts at justification. Somebody should Iry it here. A word-n-cnry public might respond out of sheer gratitude. —Atlanta Journal SO THEY SAY We Hope He Gets Along With the Rest of the Family Peter Ft/son's Washington Column — Chelf 'Know-How' Will Help Much In Probe of Justice Department We i America 1 " cannot, do nil the fighting cvoryu'hci-c in llic world (or all our friends.— Gen. James Van Fleet. + * * Americans have steadily been getting tc« or nothing (in douRlmuiM. m 1931, for example, die doughnut hole was about on inch and n hnlf in dinmcler. By l!Ml it «-;i.s down to 78 of an Inch.-Stanley Andt'ison, ot National Dunking Association. * * * The President cxpir^cd his dislike [or the Fnmco regime, which i.*. I bolieve, largely tja.scd on the imolenifole delays of Hie Spanish novem- msnt in carrying out effectively Its promises thnt there should or freedom of religion.—Stanlon Oriftis, former U. 3. atnlnvwnrior to Spain. * • * May I say, off (tip record, that in six years on tins committee, this is ihe first time I have *ccn a t.ira(enant Gcucnvl iKaymoud S. McLain) change his own charUs.—Son. Leveret I SiiHon- .sta'il 1H.. Ma.-ys.t. * * * The s?eol companies--like most other entipr- pji-rs in Anserica -to*1.u—no longer have full power fo manage then own affairs.—Benjamin Faii'lfss. president. U, S Steel. Almost e\eiy womrm considers a doctor a good catch in the nKiUimonia! market. And if you set «rnmpy once in R wlnle. it is nice to have a guy a round the hou.-e \\ho Ijlame.^ it not on you— uut your houuonrs.—Actre.^ Dorothy Savuoff. •» * * It iUnivn>-:il Mthliuy Training! would eat at the very viuii- ol our national strength. The effect upon the development of the nation would br uaRio.—-R;ilph McDonald, prtvsulriH. Bowling Guen University, Ohio, * * * { can't d^tiuguisli the difference l>et\veon men and women in your country. You have men in Lne kitchens and women in Ihe Stale Department.— Munir Buif-han, parliamentary secretary o! Lib>R. WASHINGTON — (NLA — Con- 1 rci&man Frank Leslie Chelf, of Ccnlucky, had good training for li.s new job as chairman' of the i o us e Judiciary Subcommittee lOiieli nil! iavc.sti^ate Attorney J. toward McGrath nnd the Depart- ncnt of Justice. Dnck !n 1341, as the boy prosecuL- n? attorney of Marion County, Ky,, SheU first won national fame by solving the Lover's Lane murder myMcry of blonde nucl blue- eyed Mrs. Lilluui Uim- tne. T h e n he prosecuted H n d won a conviction of the murderer. The big mystery in the current Deportment of justice investigation Ls where all the bodies are buried- But in Chelf's original Kentucky murder mystery, the body was found by n Lebanon grocery clerk, : cni'ly one. March evening along a sta-etch of old road, off the main highway, a few miles outside of town. The Jjody tny .spr-awfeti face dovrn on the road sliemitter. The grocery clerk raced i'eier F.ilson for city police, state police, coroner anil Prosecuting Attorney Chelf. When they all got there they found four bullet holes in tlie tight-fitting red jacket. Tlic body was still warm. When they turned it ever, they all recognized Ul Lamme of CamnbclLs- villc, 10 miles away. She was about Frankfort arsenal. In the ground mi-, dcr the hofiy were the tour bullet holes. They dug up the bullets for ballistics examination. All they had to do then was find the gun and its owner. TTI'S I1KL1' SLEUTHING I'ROSECUTING ATTORNTY A telephone call from a tavern keeper gave Mr. 1 Chelf the tip that the murdered woman had been in his place with. two men eiyly on the night of the killing. The "men: had left first. Mis. Lnmme afterward. As Chelf drove up to the tavern keeper's place to talk to him, the two men themselves returned. They expressed surprise 1 at the newj of the shooting, but offered no explanation. Later, County Attorney Chelf had thejn arrested. In the car of one was found a whole arsenal of lirc- arnis and ammunition, but no .43. The other had a .38 revolver in a .shoulder holster. He said he did considerable gun trading. A detective noticed that the holster fitted find was worn down by ». .45 automatic. Under quo? t. ion in y, this .second man admitted he had just traded a .-$5 for the -3«. He gave the name of the man he had swapped guns with, and police recovered the .-!5. They yot. a setback, however, when ballistics test.s showed this who hid the li:.-: 45 might also He after a L agreed to rn^-mg gun was '.ocied up on suspicion. And hours in the cooler, he lead ihe police to the New Hampshire Vote: An *Ijfy Proposition By JAMES MAR LOW WASHINGTON OPi—Even some of tlie professional politicians, who seldom put on a poor mouth beforehand, speak cautiously about the outcome of the New Hampshire primary today. And the politically wise Washington newsmen, who invaded New Hampshire in battalion formation, are reluctant to stick their neck* out with any flat prophecies. Their stories are on the iffy side. The professionals, political and jounmlistic. Indicate the result may be close, although that result in the long run may not be conclusive nroof of anything except hov£ the people of New Hainpsire few 1 right now. There are a lot more .state primaries between tomorrow nnd next July, when the Republicans and The DOCTOR SAYS target sheeting where the murder had been hidden. The case cracked wide open when paraffin tests showed that the man viih the .33 had not recently fired i revolver, but had fired an automatic. The powder stains were on the inside of his hand. On trial, this man changed hk, pica from not guilty. And his conviction was assured when hack-saw blades were discovered in the hollow iron leg or his jail cell cot. Today, n years after the crime. Rep. Chelf doesn't want, the name of the murderer publicized. He has served out his sentence, been paroled, is married and has a family. "Give him a chance to make gcod and. lead a useful lite," says his prosecutor. "I don't want to rise to lame on some other fellow's misfortune." That's the kind of a guy he is. Chairman Chelf says that everyone who comes betore his new Judiciary subcommittee is going to be considered innocent till he's proven the i AS was not the gun that had been i used lor the murder. Attorney Chelf then went to the cell of the first man in the pair and told him he was under suspi- ion. The only way lie could clear .... t.-l , , .....i. .,,,, *jj,,j « « y llu vullltl Cltrtl JO, She 1,,-ui been married twice, hiir.selt was to tell what he knew. Gul who could have wanted to kill! From this man Chelf col an arimis- prctty Lil Lumme There was S21 t sion that there hart "been nnothcr in her pockets. It couldn't, have been i .45. The first one had been planted robbery. In the i;r:\.^s nearby they found the empty .45 <;al. automatic shells — thiee I-it'iningtons and one from I lo thrrnv the police olf the trail. SCIENTIFIC I'OUCn WOUK TK.Vl'S KILI.EK Cheir reasoned that, the man By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Written for NE& Service Several kinds of arthritis of the spine are recognized. The cause of some (tuberculosis arthritis, for example) is kno\vn, and the cause of others is not. in some cases an arthritis of the spine may become far advanced before producing nny symptoms. In others symptoms appear almost before the condition can be diagnosed by X-ray or other methods. One form of arthritis of the .spine is that which js fairly conmitm in elderly people and in people svho are overweight. This is a .sort of bone degeneration and is not accompanied by true inflammation. Frequently this variety of arthritis does not pioduce any serious symptoms and can merely be considered a sign of advancing years. When symptoms are produced, however, there is no good method of restoring the spinal joints completely to normal. The treatment must therefore, be aimed at relieving the symptoms of pain and stiffness insofar as that is possible. A back brace can be helpful. The use of a stiff mattress or a board under the mattress is also commonly recommended. Sometimes heat, massage, or other measures of physical therapy bring about considerable relief. There is one kind of spinal arthritis much more common in young men than in women and not particularly likely to develop in oltier years. No one knou'.s why this should be the case and it Ss still debated among medical men as to whether this disease of the spine Is a variety of the snore common rheumatoid arthritis involving other joints or whether it is purely a spinal disease. Much Pain and Stiffness At any rate, this form of spinal arthritis is unpleasant. It causes a good deal of pain and stiffness. Unless properly treated it tends to cause the body to be bent forward and also interferes with proper expansion of the chest. Eventually, that is after many years, it causes a complete stiffen- of the spine — called poker spine — an d when this oc curs , the pain disappears. What Is the best treatment Is gmliy. says, ' "Our main objective," he 10 restore the confidence of still uncertain although .some have reported good results with X-ray treatments. A few patients have been treated with cortisone or ACTH with good results—at least at first. Any person with an arthritis of the spine must have an accurate diagnosis which can only be obtained by careful examination and by X-rays. When this has been done, the most promts ing line of treatment can be started. But one cannot expect too much at present. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville the American people in their government,." He u:u;;,s to do this job thoroughly, but LI.S fau us he can — and get it over with. He didn't ask fcr this chairmanship. But it was his turn and he ha.s never run away from a. job yet, he says. Welching only 135, ho i.s a bundle of nervous energy — all thrown into this iic-w ta.ik. ff this new investigation -should flop, he admits that ;l ini^ht do him a lot of harm dcwn in his old Kentucky home. But he has no ambiiicns to become governor, or a senator, because of it An Invitation for women interested in iuHetlcs to attend gym classes at the First Methodist church Tuesday night has been extended by Miss Clarice Little. Mississippi County WPA supervisor of recreation. Gene Blackwell. Herschel Moslcy and Jiin Tipton are set to play a lot of football for the University of Alabama, according to reports from the TVscaloosa campus. Letters from flood refugees, thankful for Red Cross and National Gllflrd aid during the recent lood. continue to be received by he Courier News.- Democrats finally pick their candidates at the big Chicago conventions. Much can happen between now and then. True, t|ie Ness' Hampshire result may have some psychological effect on what happens in the other primaries and, eventually, on what happens In Chicago although even this idea can be twisted more ways than one. Over the week end "en. Tad was credited xvith cdgin: :L<> ou Gen. Eisenhower, nho lincl be™ expected to make a big showing in New Hampshire where his backers were strongly organized. IT HAS BEEN said a bad setback tomorrow may force the general, if he really wants the party nomination, to come home from Europe, make a real campaign, and tell (lie voters in person where he stands on the issues. -^ It could also be said that W sweeping victory for Eisenhower tomorrow miRht in the long run cost him the Chicago nomination in this way: A big win tomorrow might lull him into a feeling he can get the nomination without lifting a finger, a situation W'hich would certainly stir the Taft men into even nore strenuous effort and tnaybe the nomination. At this point you can play guess- g games all day with the problems resulting from the New Hampshire primary not only on the Republican side but also among Democrats, since there's a contest between President Truman and Sen, Kefauver. too. In the excitement of tomorrow's vote not much attention seems, to have been paid to the question of what may happen inside the Republican party as a result of the kind of campaign the Republicans have waged against one another in New Hampshire. Toward the end there was a lot of bitterness among them. At this moment it seems sure^i' and the New Hampshire vote haa nothing to do with this—that there will be a bad split among the Democrats because of the Southerners' hostility to the Trumanites. * • * IT'S FOSSIBLE a few more campaigns like the one in New Hampshire may put a bad split among the Republicans, too. For example, Harold Stassen, one of the Republican candidates tomorrow, sharply criticized Tart. For 12 years, he said, Taft had been invariably wrong on foreign policy, and added, "a senatorial blincispot on foreign policy is unfortunate but a presidential blind spot on foreign policy would be tragic." After such a statement it's hard to see how Stassen. if Tnft wins the; Chicago nomination, could campaign for the senator. The same goes for some of Eisenhower's New Hampshire supporters who have torn into Taft's foreign views. Taft hud some things to say about Eisenhower, but he seemed to speak with loss finality than, for instance. Stassen. And this is onlx^ the beginning of the sir»2?»£ among the Republicans for the nomination. IN HOLLYWOOD n> ERSKIXE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD <NEA> — Exclusively Yours: They're polishing up the O.-cnrs for tile 24th annual Academy Awards. March 20. and ai my crystal ball sees it. thrrc will be three places in Die spotlight for "A Place in the Sun." Varamouiil's remake the Tliro- ilorn ItrriMT novel, "An American Tragedy." should win Hollywood's lop 195! awards for best mnlion picture. Shi-llcy winters' best performance by an aclrr.ss ami llic direction of ticorfic Stevens. The other jiwards: 13cst ai-ior: Arthur Ketlllfciv hi ' Bright Victory" in a photo tmish ivilh Marlon jjjanrto for life [?er- foiiniinre in "A Streetcar Named Kilter in "The Mating SeaMui" or Kim Iluntrr In "A Streetcar Named Dcsirr." Take \oiir choice. Br-l Minrnirtim; actor: Leo Cicnn in 'Q.ni Vartis." llr.st sotij; jn n movie: ''In tlir ("ol. <'ool, foul cf tlie Kvcning," Hhirh .lane Wynun and Hinc Cros- bv sin*, In -Here Crimes Tlie (ironm." tt::ic and Biib Mope finally tot \ livrihfr on the :,ri|>! of "The Roail ti> H.ilt." wtiU'h tlic OroLincv n few | 2s;i Xs:i*s Latest "Crisis'" Thtrc'v, another crisis in the life ol Zsa Zsa Gabor. She's refusing tn make a scheduled Kuest anpear- fiiicc on prank Sinatra's TV show unless she gets to okay the .script. 'Die producers nf the show are rc- fu.sing to guarantee her script ap- legal proval atrium and are threatening if she fails lo appear. because East surely had all the missing high cards for his opening bid ot one heart. How cEocs South get his ninth trick without allowing East to set the contract by taking the rest of the established hearts? South simply takes the king and queen of clubs ant! enters dummy with the king of diamonds to cash the ace and jack of clubs. East Terry Moore's con lid ing lhat ,-lic\ about to hie suit for divorce i^ainKt pro- football ittir Glenn D.'ivij nftcr 10 tiioutlus of hageling Sec HOLLYWOOD on p.igc 10 * JACOBY ON BRIDGE How Would You Play This Hand? Hut it r.-ok : \ (\vii-hour conterer-rc- wi'.li Bit; u B;»S>. two lAwycrs and ;o';r iK-ents. Ttie script is due for A biji re-write alonp Hing'.s iilc.is- Atirt .sxrakinic ot Tlinp: Hi^ fo;ir- Hy OSWALD -1ACOHV Written for NTA Service Several players read the cards correctly and made three no-trutnp with the hand shown today when it came along in the Life Masters Pair Championship in New York. I \vondcr hosv many of my readers to i - H i "' mll<1 P i:13 ' lllc ""ml In the same West opened the [our of hearts, and Fast played (he jack in the hope that South would take his trick at once. South played low, however, and East continued by n WEST A 763 2 ¥ -13 » -1 3 1 » Pass Pass Pass NORTH * AQ J V 1008 « K 102 * A J 7 6 EAST (D) 4> K 109 V AQJ52 » QJ8 1 + 109 SOUTH *854 Double 2N.T. Pass » A976S North-South vuj. South ' We* North Pass Pass 1 N. T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Opening lesd—» 4 ; taking the ace of hearts and theti Ircn-yeai -old son. Lindsay, i i:ip o::t to be a crack fioUer, p]*v. >"£ with Bins, Bob Crosby and fvtcr t.inrl Hayes. Lindsay shot an mng fovir clubs, two diamonds, a "'.'And.' says Peter, "he had the | heart, and only one spade. Tlie best swing in the foursome." |ipade finesse could not be risked, must make two discards on- the third and fourth clubs. What can lie spare? East can spare one spade, but noi a second; and he cannot spare anj diamonds. Hence East must par with one of his precious hearts. Now it Is sale for declarer « take the ace of diamonds and give East his diamond trick. East can piurig declarer the kinp of hearts.] take his remaining heart, but mus South could now count on win- then lead spades away from hi king up to dummy's queen, thn giving declarer a free finesse fo his ninth trick. Toy industries in Germany and Japan are on the upswing again. 'Our Miss Brooks" HORIZONTAL 52 Outmoded 1,4 Radio's "Our 53 Conducted VERTICAL 1 Click beetle 2 Traveling bag 3 Excesses of solar over lunar periods Miss Brooks" 9 Art (Latin) 12 Race course circuit 13 Succinct 14 Encountered 15 Winglike part 16 Sully 11 Before 18 Twitchings 20 Southern general 21 Justification 22 Respects limbs 24 She has many 10 Peruse anew a on-her 11 Pilfers radio program 19 Colonizers 25 Pauses 21 Ironew 26 Mountain nymphs 27 African fllei 30 Abates 31 Eucharistlc plates 3« Pertaining to a tissue 38 Vigilant 39 Run 41 Enervates 12 Uncle Tom's friend, Little 4 Pewter coin o! Thailand 23 Hebrew 5 Domain ascetic 6 Wipes 24 Thirty (Fr.) 7 Domestic slave 26 Chemical 8 Seine suffix 9 Absence of the 28 Worm 29 One key only (ab.) 31 Went by 32 Rouses from sleep 33 Ungulates 35 Secular 35 Dress 37 Paused 3D Chambers for cooking 40 Peels 42 Volcano In Si:ily 45 Tree fluid 46 Summer (Fr.) 43 Perchej 44 Runner on snow 45 Cubic meter 47 Tradesman 48 Always (contr.) 49 Kittiwake 50 Her aclionj mainly of • comic nature 51 Doctor of Holy Scrlpluri («b.)

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