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Thursday, March 13, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINIS, Publisher HARRY A. HAINBS, Awlstant Publlsh«r A. A. rREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Adrertlslng Man»«« 8ol« Natlonil Advertising Repre«nt«tiTe«: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, DetroH, Atlanta, MeraphU. Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blythcville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Prest SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bf carrier in the citj of Blytheville or »nj suburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, »5,00 per year, »2.50 for six months, J1.25 [or three months; bjr mall outside SO mile zone, 412.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations l therefore eh as Use him, and reJense liim. God Is on the side of virtue; for whoever dreads punishment suffers It, and whoever deserves it, dreads it. — Colton. Barbs A Florida man turned his brother, wanted for stealing, over to the police. What's that about being your brother's keeper? * * * You'll find ft more agreeable If, when buying hair shampoo, you remember that you also use It in your ey<»- * • • You'd think the well-known sick friend would get tired of having people sit up with him. * * * The good old ruler Is often the difference between making a smarl pupil and a pupil smart. * * + The average woman eats less than the average man, according to statistics—and flgiiresl BLTTHKVILLK (ARK.) COURIER NEW? By Giving to Red Cross, You Share a Responsibility Blytheville (and the entire nation) is in the midst of another Red Cross fund campaign, and before you take the view that "It's always something," there are-a few facts worthy of consideration. One Blytheville citizen is fond of saying:, in connection with drives oC this type, that "it's not giving . . . it's the rent you pay for the position you occupy in your community." This is especially true in view of local Red Cross welfare work which is rightly the responsibility" of this community, not a governmental bureau. When you give to the Red Cross, you are shouldering your share of this community responsibility and investing in the eventuality that the Red Cross will be on hanrt to offer help in case your family is involved in a disaster. Something else to consider: In the event the Red Cross should fail to get the financial support it needs, it undoubtedly would be replaced with a federal agency. Think, if you will, of the difference in the cost to you and support the Red Cross. Coming Elections Have Part In Defeat of Disputed DMT In killing UJIT for 1!)52, the House of Representatives has maintained intact its reputation for avoiding measures which demand unpopular sacrifice in an election year. How it lias served the security of the United States is less clear. Almost unanimously, American military men are convinced this training program is the wisest and fairest we could possibly have. Congress itself last year endorsed the UMT principle nnd set up a commission to draft a detailed plan and report back. It is this plan that now has been shelved. If the lawmakers thought to relieve America's young men of military duty, they have not done that. The draft law- is still in effect, and probably will have to be renewed so long as world conditions remain perilous. But UMT, of course, is a permanent conscription program, and the House apparently believes it is enough to knock down the symbol of continuing sacrifice even though the sacrifice goes on daily in homes all over the nation. There can be little doubt that UMT is unpopular in certain groups, and that their protests have been highly vocal. But most of the objections have little or nothing to do with the security of the •United States. Many simply don't like the idea of "our boys" being permanently committed—in peaca or war—to military serv- ice. Others assail the plan on grounds ft will do irreparable moral harm to our youth and that wo must not tolerate this. Still others envision the program as a vehicle of military dictatorship, or at least much stiffer government control over the population. Some of these probably would not mind such control by a government they approve; but their distaste for the present administration overrides all other concerns. The newness of the idea and the enlarged scope given to the military are matters which can legitimately trouble American citizens. The moral argument is largely false. The Swiss have been living under conscription for years and years and no one observes any moral decay among their youth. Sincere doubts may be had on.the other counts. But in the end they must be washed aside by the overwhelming need to get n trained pool of military manpower ready to fight or nearly ready to fight the kind of war that is likely in this advanced technical age. In that war the emphasis will he on speed; on high technical competence, on special skills for virtually every soldier in the armed forces. We have entered the era of the genuine professional soldier, whether we like it or not. If we are not prepared to face that fact and provide ourselves with a professional core of men, then we are blind 'to the needs of American safety. It is singular that few if any objectors show any recognition of how vastly war has changed. One is forced inevitably to question whether they understand the facts of 1952 military life. The objectors' reactions suggest they are still thinking of war in 1945 terms. But those terms will never exist again, • and those who plan by them might well die by them. The House action on UMT is really no surprise. Courage is something most lawmakers find themselves able to muster only when the country is being backed against a wall. It isn't national security that worries them now; it's their own security next November. Views of Others The Justice Department Is Dragging Its Feet The Justice Department has met a House Investigating committee's. r«)t!est tor records deal- Ing with Attorney Central Howard McGrath's conduct In office with a brusque refusal. There may be merit in the Department's position, as voiced by Assistant Attorney General Duggan. thnt strict compliance with the request would require thn examination of n hnlf million files. But this was offered ns <i secondary reason. Mr. DusKan begun his "fuller explanation" by reminding the Committee thnt the executive branch of the government is "independent and equal" to Congress. It may he that the logil point made by [Jie Justice Department will stand up. (it should, at nny rate, coming from the home of government Inwycrs.) But the impression remains that the Department, in general nnd Mr. McOrnth in particular are seeking refuge behind a technicality. There has been enough solid evidence turned up in the course of ttif Investigation of the Internal Revenue Bureau In warrant n Congressional Investigation of (he role the Justice Department played in the handling of las cases. Attorney General McClrath's name was mentioned repeatedly in testimony, as were the names ot other Justice Department officials for whose conduct he is ultimately responsible. If the record of thc> Justice Department Is good in these tax matters. It follows that Mr. McGrath has little to frav from an investigation even from a politically hostile committee. Tbp Implication of the Dnartincnt's refusal to co-operate fully with the Committee Is quite clear—and we have an idoa that in the end it may be fully as dnmnpiiii: to Mr. MrGra'h and his colleagues ns (lie Investigation they now seek to block on grounds. i — Gazette SO THEY SAY It I were running (or Prosident. I would launch out ,-ird c.ill the people back to God and back to church. A;.d I believe I would be elected. —Billy Graham, evangelist. * * * Long fingered. lari;c-k:iuckled riunkers In Tennessee complained that the tendency toward smaller holes iln riouchnut.o has made for strained dunking. Thoy said It's not the convivial dunk they once knew.—Stanley Anderson, of National Dunking Association. * • * We kr.nw from history th al Judges have human failings in about the same proportion as ordinary citizens.—Rep. Patrick Hillings (R., Cnllf.). « • * Someone must ever be willing to perform the difficult, tough, unpopular and thankless tasks which are necessary to preserve our economic stability and our nation's security.—Ellis Arnall, prlct "LJ-' THtmSDAT, MARCH 18, 195» He's New Around Here, Ain't He?' Peter fdson's Washington Column — Politicians Trade Jokes as Vote Campaigns Start Building Steam WASHINGTON — (NEA) _ Names are supposed to make news. But sometimes political wisecracks can be just as effective If names aren't even mentioned. For Instance, there's one Democratic gag going around Washington now: "The Republicans are torn between a man who's hard to get and one who's hard to take." This Is matched by a big campaign button which has begun to make its ap- _ , pearance d o w n Peter Edson south It. d "Don't yell at mel I didn't vote for him," CHELF IS KENTUCKY DRUM-BEATER Rep. Frank L. Chelf. Chairman of the new House Judiciary subcommittee which is going to Investigate Attorney General McGrath and the Department of Justice, comes from Kentucky's ?"onrth Congressional district. Congressman Chelf claims this district—south of. not Including Louisville — contains as many historical landmarks nj any other in the country. It boasts: Birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, Mammoth Cave, Fort Knox, where all the gold is stored. Also the original house at "- -'-. town, about which "My old Kentucky Home" was written a:.. .j home and burying ground of the great stallion Man-o'-War — "£-,-> most perfect male animal ever created." JIE'I.L HUSTLE FOU RUSSEM, When Georgia Sen. Richard B. Russell announced his candidacy for the Democratic nomination for Persident, members of the Georgia delegation who talked him into it were introduced at his press conference. Among them was Charles J. Bloch of Macon. Democratic state chairman. Later Senator Russell explained that It was Mr. Bloch who had nominated him for the Presidency at Philadelphia, in 1948. "It was," said Senator Russell modestly, "the finest speech made at that convention." KEFAUVER'S "SHOW" ALREADY STARTED Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee went home from his office the other Sunday afternoon, to get B little rest. He found a sound truck parked at his curb. That was ominous 05,1 should have warned him. But he went inside just the same. He found lights and cables and movie cameras and gripmen and cameraman all over the place, with principal interest temporarily focussed on the babys bed. Pretty soon Ihe doorbell rang. The Senator answered H, Neighbor kids from across the street looked up at the six-foot-four Democratic candidate for the Presidency and asked, "When does the show start?" ADD "INFRASTRUCTURE" TO VOCABULARY Mutual Security Administrator Avcrell Harriman's bright young men have been doing some spare- time research on theorigin of the newest word In official baffleaib gobbledygook biireaucratcse. The word is "infrastructure." It is now used to mean international military works financed and used by more than one country for mutual defense. The s-150 million ch.iin of airbases now being built In Western Europe for North Atlantic Treaty Organlation forces are therefore called Infrastructure The word has been traced back to French dictionaries of 1933 and Sec EDSON on page 10 once over lightly- A. A. Frtdricluon Uncle Sam Is a real frustrated character these days. Always a great one for luring friends by casting a cash bait, he has found that, there'* more to wooing than waving the crisp greenback. Naturally, this come« as somewhat of a shock to one who has always been certain of his Irresistibility. There stands Sam, dollar biJU sticking out ol every pccket. Most of Samuel's pah are just crazy about him. And those dollar bills. They don't mind helping him out by taking a million here and a billion there off his hands- And Sarmiel is just as grateful as a hcund do? with a pound of ground round steak, • * * BUT ALL OF A sudrien-]jke, here come a couple cf ingrates who positively snub our Samuel. It can only be taken as an insult to every loyal. The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JOIIHAN*. M. D. Written for XEA Service It is not too early for parents who are considering sending their children to summer crimps to complete their arrangements. These camps for boys and fiirls are now a, part of the American scene which thousands of lucky youngsters enjoy each year. Most camps requh'e that the youngsters have a physical examination before going. This is to levea] any physical defect which might Interfere with full activity so that proper measures can be taken to avokf undesirable risk. The presence of heart disease, a Eevei£ allergy or diabetes, for ex- nmple, should bo known before the youngster gets into trouble from any activity normally conducted in a summer camp. The camp will also give parents instructions as to what clothes should be taken, the number of blankets, and similar information which is always needed before a camping experience can be comfortable and happy. Most camps require one or more successful smallpox vaccinations. Some ask for typhoid inoculations, although the danger from this disease has greatly decreased. Others require inoculations against tcta- The g illations IN HOLLYWOOD Hr ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—(NEA^ — Exclusively Yours: A chill has descended on Clark Gable's freshened-up- romance with Virginia Grey. Pals who predicted a quick marriage when Gable was divorced from Uidy Sylvia are now looking foolish about the whole thing, Thr fa Ik of mi Impending brcnk- Hp hclwtcn Jane Russell and Ifcib Watorflelil has never been .so hi«h- cenrcd. 1.0115 overdue, the tnn?tic- agitcrs Insist, with some eye- igRing reasons pivrn. Thf! Hollywood models who know her best say that Barbara Freeing i will never wed dross ricslpmrr OlE 1 :? • Casstni, who's about, to bo divorced ' from Gene Tierney. . . - I chccktd with Sylvia Sirinry just brforo .cfcr left for New York, after completing "Los Miserable/' on whether shfll \ marry again alter hor divorce from i Carlrton AJ?op. Her answer: j "Thfre's a pond chance. When? ' there's life, (hern's love." i There's a hilarious plot line to 1 Gary Grant's nrxt at Fov. "Dar- : liner, I A-i Growing Younger." He plays a scientist who accident ally j discovers a reversion-toyouth frr- ' mula nnd winds «p roller skating j n nri p'n yi 115 cowboys a nd Indians! with the kids. How about some stilt- walking—Gary's first stage profes- ! 5 Ion? I NOT rEAM'TR! j Stanley Kramer ts spikinc talk ; that the Rex Harrlson-Lili Palmer ' co-starrer. "The Four Poster," cost peanuts because of Its one sot, nnd cast of two. The final cost sheot, says Stanley, added up to 5850.000. ! . . Rosomruie Reid, the bnthinp suit df-slciier, her three children, n maid, her sislri-ln-l.iu- and her mother all eloped to Las Vpcas with Danny M alloy, singer and siiint man for John Wayne. Corinne Calve I., (he luscious French actress, and Zs Zsa Gnlwr,! the blondp Hungarian man-killer, ; finally met fn the Fox studio rate after weeks of hiirihiR barbs at one ; another in newspaper interviews. : Corinne's account of the event: = "ft was very peaceful. Everyone ! was horribly disappointed. Zsa Zsa ; Micpfsted that we carry on the bat- : He on her TV show. But I'm nfvnirl t« d-> that because I might lei my- Corinne's long hair frequently tumbles down over one eye, but she's denying any attempts at a Veronica Lake coiflure. "Darlinir," she let it RJ-, "I'm not hiding ANYTHING!" * • • Fox has scheduled a movie titled ••Something For the Birds." With Walter Pidgcon directed by Howard Hawks? • • • It's eye-popping, that's what it is. but. Krrol Flynn wants to team up with Charlie Chaplin In an independent movie. The script calls for them to play brothers. Oh, "'ell. Hollywood's always said there's a little of Chaplin in Errol and a little of Errol in Chaplin RAKT STILL SAILS i It'.-, full movie steam ahead for Gonrsie Raft, now that he's junked his retirement blueprint. He will f!ar in movies to be made in London and Rome before the year Is out. ... I don't knnw what it skiuTws but you can buy Dick C<iTitim>'s accordion records at the reduced bargain price of 29 cents por pl.itter at a Hollywood drug store. Warners said NO to Maureen O'Hara's request to borrow Steve Corhrnn ns her leading man for her first independent movie. "Jeh-id." Watch for Steve nnd Hrdy Sen HOLLYWOOD on page 10 * JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bid Is Important For Good Bridge By OSWALD JAC'OBY Written (or .SEA Service When the hand shown today was phyrd in the recent Life Master Pair Championship, most Nnrth- Sniitli pairs reached a conirart of ll'.rre no-tmmp. South made the flpening blri of t>i-o iio-trimiij. and N'linh ratted to three no-trump. This wn.s n rather poor contract. H \Vf>t took it Into his head to open a diamond (which was done -it a tew tables). South cannot run tricks at once, and the moment he let* an opponent sain r.he ht u bun«d under aa »\»- lanche of diamonds. This might delight a Jeweler, but not a bridse player. At four spade.;, however. South cannct be beaten. He loses at most one trump, one heart, and one diamond. Even if the tournament angle of overtricks is considered, the contract of four spades is still superior to three no-trump. Without the fatal diamond opening lead, South can make four no-trump. But if South plays the hand at four spades and gets any lead but a diamond he cair make five spades, which is botter than four no-trump. Either at rubber bridge or at tournament brinje. thoref;re, the contract, of four spades Is superior to three no-trump. How should it be bid? North's rrsp:n:-c of three clubs! as shown In today's hand, is part of the Ptnyman Convention. South Is expccu-d to re-bid in a major suit if he has a biddable four-card mnjor. Without a four-card Cr louser) maj->r suit. South would .vniply re-bid !':rre no-tntmp. and North wonjfi pa.^. Since South actually has both imj.irj, ho r-lvws. his spades first mis or lockjaw. for camps vary, and some other inoculations such as those against diphtheria may or may not be required. The youngster going to a camp should be prepared to abide by the rules. For example, if the camp is located in an area where there are rattlesnakes, high boots may have to be worn and It could be dengerous to break this regulation ABIDE BY CAMP RULES In most places swimming is an Important part of camp life and the upstanding, la.K--abldinf, 100 ftr^, cent, red-blooded, two-listed, wag«V? earning, tax-paying, governmenU managed American. (Did I forget anybody?) A nervy little outfit name of Syria, over In the Middle East, has had the temerity to turn a cold shoulder to Uncle Sam's efforts to give it a small $25.000.000 token of global esteem. But Syria can senss the etchings attached to this bouquet of orchids and isn't having any, thanks. On the heels ol this blow to our federal ego conies Indonesia's snide recepticn of our gratis cash. Indonesia, wealthiest of the Far Eastern nations and with numerous visible signs of support, didn't need the dough. But that, our foreign aid experts said, is no reason of any kind for not giving it to them. We forced it on 'em and wha' hoppen? The Indonesian government got blistered so much by its own people it had to quit. THIS, OUK FOREIGN aid experts say, is the way to build up good will for America. I don't see it, bt^M then I'm just a stupid taxpayer \\-\Hff isn't expected to understand the intricacies of International relations. Meanwhile, Syria isn't putting anything over on foxy, ol' Uncle- Sam. No, sir. American industry and enterprise isn't that easily brushed off. U. s. officials in Syria are reported £s knocking themselves out to find a way to give away the S25.- 000,000. Why doesn't something lika that ever happen to me? I'm just as good as any government official. I can be had, tco. All this hustle to get rid of taxpayers' money lias something to do with our Mutual Security Program. It operates on th'e principle that everyone loves a rich man and that friendship can be had for a fee. Having tested this premise sue- ccssfully at home for the 1 a s t half- dozen years, we have adopted It as foreign pclicy. IT MIGHT SEEM that ons shouldn't have to obtain by requisition and invoice the chumminess of such already well-heeled spots a^ Indonesia, Thailand and Sauflv ' Arabia. If it seems that way to you. you've probably missed the point of the whole thing. It's all a matter of democracy, see? You hand out the big lettuce to one guy and you've got to give it to the next one or you're a lousy. rules of safety should be strictly capitalistic, discriminatory bum followed. Knives, axes, and other wno k> down-trodding the masses. instruments which can cause Injury should be taken only as advised by the camp directors and then certain rules for their safe use must be observed. It is a mistake to believe that camps are bound by too many rules. Summer camps for youngsters have only those rules which have been proved necessary for the protection of the campers. To follow them will not Interfere with pleasure but will nreatl.v increase the safety of the fortunate boys and girls who have this opportunity. Parents who do not know how to go about choosing a camp for their youngster can obtain information by writing the American Camping Association (343 South Dearborn Street, Chicago. 111.). This fine organization can olso supply information on camps for youngsters who are suffering from some physical handicap which might make one of the general camps unsatisfactory. tnimp. and South would try again with a bid of four hearts. This | would strike the fit. and North cculd pass with satisfaction. 13 WEST AK.53 V Q 8 5 10843 NORTH AQ986 W 1096 * 32 ft A 9 7 3 EAST A 104 V J 4 2 »KQS>7<3 South 2N.T. 3 A Pass SOUTH (D> * AJ72 V A K 7 3 * A 10 + KQJ Nonh-Soulh vxit. «'«« Norm East Pass 3* Pass Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Opening lead — That happens to strike North* flt- tlnc four-card holdln:;. sn North raises to stan'.c. and the problem Is .wived. What would happen if North happened to haio four hearts Instead of four spades South would still make the same re-bid of three spadoj. since he would not know that his partner had four* hearts :n.= tead cf four spades. North would then' 50 W three no* Uncle Sam, on the ether hand, has made it unmistakably known that he is no such thing: instead, he has made it understood that he Is a charitable, loving, kind-hearted, 110 percent democratic, sympathetic angel of mercy who hasn't got sense enough to pour warm beer out of a boot. But Uncle figgers everybody loves a rich man, and he'll have friends If it takes every dime we taxpayers have. 15 Yemrs Ago In BlythfYille — Joe Dildy, assistant freshman ccach at the University of Alabama, has been offered the head coaching position at Blythevlljfc High School. W He was a member of the Alabama team that swept to a victory over Stanford In the 1935 Rose Bowl game. He is expected to be here in time for Spring practice which will be held in May. Cotton Is at Its highest price since 1930. Middling spots closed yesterday at 14.15. r Horsemanship Answer to Previoui Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Rider's seat 7 Steering device 13 Small space N Antenna 15 Pineapple 16 Receivers 17Retit!e 18 Javanese community 19 More savory 22 Tardy ZSPaddlcrs of boats 25 Auslralasian pepper 30 Edges 31 Anger 32 Sea (Fr.) 33Corm 34 Compass point 35 Rich fabric 37 Old 38 Forewarned 41 Chemical compound 44 Color (pi.) 48Unpoliihcd 50 Sire 51 Sickest 52 Without end (poel.) 53 Ogler 54 Perch anew ' VERTICAL 1 European coal-mining dislrict 2 Finnish name 3 College official 4 Give 5 Beast of I burdcs 6 Facilitates 7 Nocturnal flying mammal 8 Perusers 9 Irritalors 10 Perishes 11 Etruscan , nobleman 12 Princess ol Brabant 20 Laborer 21 Phonetic foot 22 Young sheep 23 Asseverate 24 Edible roolstock 26 Chinese dynasty T T R K E u p C A K NJ S T K H A 1 T R ?3 S S T y R l-» {_> K Li B O U 1 T H S A. -»i D M U L 1 1 N & •'• H K T 1 T £i e i_ A NJ P> • '" l_ e N A ts] O T 3 _ B S H E R O c? (_l J r 1 0 S w H E= E L_ '.':'-, c o u [P • K a A ^ N '•:-,• L> I ) Tl_ V •Ji R O at A V F* < • E D A W l_ P V A c A N T V S. E R 1 Nl C* **L, N A T * f T e E * 1 S *T U 1 A — N • O S S 27 Sea eagle 28 Require 30 Impetuous 33 Flog 36 Horse's gait 37 Idolizes 38 Small candle 40PuR up 41 Seed covering 42 Donkey 43 Body of land 45 Simple 46 Feminine appellation 47 Let it sUnd 49 Center (»b.) , mm

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