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PAGE SIX BI/i"lHKVTLLE (ARK.) COURTEB KEWf WEDNESDAY, MARCH 19, THE BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HA1NES, Publisher HARRY A. HA1NES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FKEDRIOKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Adrertlsins Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmcr Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. Mcmphli. Entered »s second class matter at, the post- office at Blyihevillc, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8. 1917 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By earlier m the city of Blytheville or an; suburban town where carrier service Is main- tamed, 25c per RCCJC. BY mail, within a raalus ol 50 mtles, Ib.OO per y«»r, *2.50 (or six months, tl.25 lor three inomlu; by mall outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 pel year payable in advance. Meditations Let no mail st'fk )ils own, bill every man another's weaUli.—1 Cor. 10:2-1. * • * So many gods, so many creeds— So many paths that wind and wind While just the art of being kind Is all the sad world needs. —EUa Wheeler Wllcox Barbs Speeding trains still hold the non-slosi-for- an-auto record,/ * * t Whal you don't know won't hurl you—unless you are foolish enough to try to tell it. ' * * * Babies need more sleep than grownups, saj's & doctor. And most parents wish to gocxlncwi they'd get it. + * • A Massnchusclls man, sentenced to polish fire irucks fur a month, Is » shining example of what might happen when you turn In A false alarm, - * . * * The case of the Kentucky man who was sent to jail for being habitually Ifuy reminds us that, come sprinp, we'll all be In ctnuger. Arkansans Must Demand MoneyVWorth in Roads After conquering feelings of disgust and revulsion brought on by reading the Highway Audit Commission's recent re- port,'Arkanssns now must turn their attention toward correcting the ills of their highway construction and maintenance programs. And the only true test of a statute affecting administration of the highway department should be an affirmative answer to the question: Will the people of Arkansas get the most humanly possible for their tax dollar? Each citix.en should iiiditrnunLly resent the fact that he has not obtained his money's worth in past years, if the Audit Commission's report is any indication and merely partially true. Somehow, the HAG left the impression that this "modus operand!" in the highway department was more or less a legacy, handed down, so to speak, for years. H could easily explain, too, the inadequacy of the slate's highways. Arkansas is not a wealthy state. It is not heavily populated. Its amount of revenue available for highway purposes will, therefore, necessarily be limited considering the fact that the state is geographically ns large, for instance, as Missouri with about half llissom'i's population. Therefore, it is absolutely mandatory that Arkansas squeeze every last cent of service from its highway dollar. On the basis of the IIAC report, the people of Arkansas haven't even been •ratting the benefit of low bids on contracts for their highways. The Stale Legislature does nut convene until 1053. However, it is our hope that public interest will focus the legislator's attention on this most important problem well ahead of Dial time . . . and that Die Highway Department can be restored to the extent that it can perform its only excusable function : serving Die people of this vSlate honestly and efficientlv. Congress Must Use Care In Paring Foreign Aid One of the sure things in this unsure world is Dial President Truman will not get the 57,900,000,000 he asks for foreign aid. Congress has cut the President's foreign aid requests every year, and it is a foregone conclusion the same response will follow this time. Indeed, even if Mr. Truman had tared hotter than he has on this issue in the past, there are reasons why this year his chances of getting the full bill allowed would be pretty slim. Obviously in an election year Con- gress will be reluctant to spend any more money than it hns to. An economy showing is always good campaign fodder. Rut since the pressures against really severe cuts in the domestic program are continuous and powerful, the axe usually falls in the foreign department. French or British citizens cannot penalize an American senator at the polls. Secondly, there is among American lawmakers, as' among many people in Western ICuVope and elsewhere, a greatly lessened fear of the Soviet Union in 1052 as compared with the yearn just behind us. The element of urgency in the arms aid program has diminished, and nothing Mr. Truman can say is likely to restore it. The Russians themselves could revive it at a stroke. Hut they have been laying low. Since they egged on the North Koreans to attack in 1950, they have indulged in no further overt moves. There is nothing now in their, assistance to the Reel rebels in Indo- China and Malaya, and they have not begun an assault on the hated Tito in Yugoslavia. In the meantime, the West's relative gains in strength, plus a downward revaluation of Soviet war potentialities, have further ccmonled the notion in Western thinking that war in not really so close as was earlier thought. Inevitably this has made strong impact on congressional minds. But there is still another factor. A substantial group in Congress always has wished to place aid to the West on a performance basis. In other words, we would pay out in accord-with, the degree of Europe's progress in rearming itself, setting its economic house in order, and developing projects for political mid economic unity. Thin view has never actually prevailed, but it is now more widely held than ever. Many lawmakers are distressed nt what they consider the faltering steps taken toward adoption of the Schuman coal-steel unity plan and the six-imtion European army. They are also distressed over the failure to put meat oil the skeleton of the Council of Europe, the organization symbolic of wider federation among the Western powers. • Put together disappointment with Europe's self-starting progress, n declining fear of the Soviet Union and the need for an economy demonstration in election season and you have a fairly stout array of arguments to weigh upon lawmakers' mindSvi-•• Reductions in~f6feigii aid are certain, But let them not go to the point where they amount to foolhardy risk-taking. The Russian threat may be smaller today, but it has not ended, and there is no reason to believe it will for many years. Whether we approve all that Western Europe does or not, we would be hard put to find an equivalent of manpower, skills and resources to throw into the balance against the Communists. The days of American self-sufficiency are gone. We need friends in this world, even friends who may often annoy us—as we do them. And they had better not be sacrificed to unwise guessing, to ill-temper, or to the requirements of domestic elections. Views of Others Oldest Driver- Intact Robert L,. Dring of Newport, R.t.. ICO. U the oldest nnri safest driver in America. He Ims been muttj: ing tSiirtv -j>ix yen is luul h;is never had n tenons accident. 1. Quit speeding. 2. Quit guwkluiz. That's his formula lor Maying off the mortician's slab if you pei.sist in driving a car. Centenarian Drui^ drives nn 18-yeav-old bcdan which pmbably couldn't pass inspection. Whnt can pass inspection are lu's caution and concentration—his proper (Ulltude—which Is the only true safety formula yet devised. By the way. Brother Uring doesn't even wear eyti tosses at 100. Nature has contributed to his good record. Hut nature doesn't develop mental families that keep ihr physical frame otf the slab. —Dallas Morning News SO THEY SAY Maybe It's a Good Time to Offer Up a Prayer Truinan Has Given His Reasons for Running By JAMES MARLOW WASHINGTON <A'j—President Truman, |[ lie runs again, ha» laid down the twin reasons on which hell ask for re-election: prosperity id avoidance or world war. Shoe on Other Foot for Morris In Investigation of Oil Tankers efer Edson's Washington Column — WASHINGTON <NEA^ — New- Kurl Mundt of South Dakota, Mr. old Morris in his first Washington j italic • appcEirance accomplished ie unusual font of leaping from is own fires of investigation into Somite frying |«m. The particular skillet on which President Truman's s I x- fooL New York Republican In- vestignlor of corruption in gov- crtimenl now .sizzles Is North Carolinian Sen. Clyde R. Hoey's Eds tin . committee probe f huge profits on the resale and hnrterlng of y. S. surplus ships o Chinese trading "companies. Air. Morris came before the Hoey onimittec with n note from his •ifc, to which he constantly re- crretl. H said, "Keep your shirt Bui there was some question i the end whether he did, "There is nothing worse than a awycr on the witness stand," said Ir. Mori-is. Ho proved that, all iyht. Under questioning by the pnators nnri their chief counsel, "rnncis Flanagan, Mr. Morris got 11 tangled up in his own answer. 1 ). First he said a newspaper hi- crviftw wns absolutely right in luoting him n,s having said he nev- ir got, n single dollar out of (he anker Then under quc.stfoiling by Sen. Morris admitted that he shared— perhaps to the extent of 330,000— in the 5158,000 fees which his law firm had received from United Tanker Corporation over four years. Argues With Inquisitors "You said you didn't make a dime out of the deal," Senator Alnndt charge. "It wasn't a dime—it was $30,000." Morris was then challenged by Sen. Joe McCarthy of Wisconsin: "You're sending out questionnaires to government officials, asking them nbout their income. Will you be satisfied with answers like that?" Mr. Morris ducked it. "They'll have two weeks to prepare their answers," he snicl. "You warit nn answer in 10 minutes." He was asked if lie considered his answer forthright. "I'm not, known as an unforth- right man," he countered. He proved that to the committee members by breaking in on their questions, arguing with them, giving long circumlocutions for answers. Finally Senator Mnndt told him, "You go ahead and give your answer, then I'll ask you the question later." Throughout his first morning's testimony, Morris seemed to be, try- in? to put over the idea that the only reason he was of interest to the committee was because he had jeen named to head up Presiden fruman's investigation in govern nent corruption. "You -starter! out to iuvestigati .he Casey tanker deal," he com. plained. His reference was to ex Tongrcssmnn Joe Casey of Massa chusetts who had cleaned up 5450, 000 by re-selling ships to Unite< Tanker. "Now 'they've become th Morris tankers," he said. Morris was president of Chin international Foundation, a phi] ant ropi c c o rporat iori su pposed t receive all the profits From Unite Tanker. United Tanker chartere the ships to China Trading Corpor niton, it was a Delaware corpora Uon which in turn chartered th ships to China Petroleum, a N; ttonahst Chinese government cor poration. Mil ml t Terms It "International I'inicy" It was under this daisy chain holding - company operation tha. the tankers haci carried petroleni products to Red China. Senati Mnndt called it "International p racy." Committee records indicated 2 cargoes were shipped to Communi China after war broke out in K resu Morris insisted he knew on about four. He suggested recall)) his partner, Mr. Wasson. Committee Counsel Flanagan a sured Mr. Morris that his name ha been 011 the list of important wi See KIISON on page 10 Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.f>. Written for NBA Service "When you next write on back- 4 In his almost seven years In the White House Truman has been belabored with criticism, which he says he shrugs off as an old story. He points to history and says it happened to other Presidents. Asked (o summarize the most important achievements of his administration, he says: jA "We have prevented a Uilr? :he," writes L.F.B.. "I wish to that you emphasize the in- dious nature or the disorder. In y case the discomfort developed owly over a number of years. "The victims in such a case cte- elops a tremendous tolerance of discomfort, but not . It affects the entire without nervous /stem and personality, and is a onslant drain on the physical and ental reserves, restricting social ctivities, etc. "In my case Et was a major facer hi causing (ho loss of a very cod position. I wound up with no mployinent, and after surgery and world war. And we have kept the American economy on an even keel. The Russians had the idea that after 1946 we would explode and then the Russians could have had the world [o themselves. We have managed to keep that frorr happening." * * * THK STATEMENT Is In a new book about the President, published yesterday. The au.thor. William Hillman, newspaperman and radio commentator, had a number of Interviews with Truman. who also let him use his diaries. Even if Truman doesn't run again the Democrats probably will onvalsecence there followed a pc-I use hls summary — prosperity and iod or disablement, during which 1 J v O'<Jance n r world war — ns the lost my home and furniture. All lis at a time when I was least ble to cope with the situation." This letter illustrates whnt a crrlble problem backache can be. nd even when it does not develop long such disastrous lines, this ommon affliction is rosi>onsib!e or much inentnl as well as physi- al distress. The problem of backache Is first o make a diagnosis since there re many possible causes ami sec- nd, to outline tile treatment which 5 most likely to bring reltef. These iroblems are not easy. Sprains, dislocations, fractures, iruiscs. or a rupture of the disk r cartilage which separates the Jones of the spine all may produce backache. Bad posture can ac- onnt for pain In the back. One eg shorter than the other, flat feet, nil bad seating belong In this group. Sometimes backache may come rom a defective structure which vas present at birth but which did lot produce symptoms for many 'ears. Diseases of the spine, including all the various forms of arthritis, tuberculosis and other infections, can produce backache is their main symptom. Tumors 'n or' near the back may be re- iponsible. Until the cause of a backache m las been found the proper treatment cannot be started. Physical jxnminatlon and examination of the nerves is necessary. X-ray examination of the spine is generally essential. MECHANICAL'AIDS HELP Heat, massage, exercises, support by means of corsets or braces and bandages, rest under favorable circumstances, and siniihir measures nre nil part of the .treatment for certain kinds of backache. If the trouble Is in a joint, an operation may be necessary to fuse the bone. When there is a ruptured disk between the spinal bones or a tumor, surgery may be the only way to bring relief. Certain kinds of backache appear to be made worse by or beds which are too soft. For this reason treatment often includes the use of a hard mnttress or a board inserted between the mattress nml the box spring. Some people are so much worse without such support that they carry a board around with them even when they travel. basis for any campaign they make with another candidate. It Is so broad it would enable them t/) face In many directions, pointing to high employment as an example of nrosneritv. and explaining many actions of the administration as part of a broad oolicj to avoid all-out war; the Atlanf Pact, arms for Europe, the stall, mate In Korea, and even hiijh taxes to pay for tlie arms and economic help. In spite of the fact that he occasionally hns strong fits ot anger, the President has, or believes he has. a pretty calm and pilosophlc view of himself nnd history. HILLMAN SAYS Truman has made a special study of the criticisms flung at oth'er Presidents, and quotes him as saying: "I don't let these things bother me for tl\e simple reason that I am trying to do the right thing and eventually the facts will come out. "I'll probably be holding a conference with Saint Peter when that happens. "I never give much weight or attention to the brickbats that are thrown my way. The people that cause me concern are the good men who have to take the brick- ba ts for me ... "Our American political situation is about the same from generation to generation ... I walk and swim and worry very little. I appoint peonle to responsible positions flk worry for me. You have no Idea how satisfactory that policy is." N HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEAl — Holly- A dczcn TV lira shorts, plugelng ood on TV: It's a closely guarded, Kisenhower for prez, will be filmed secret, but Bmg Crosby already has in Hollywood, "need the TV movie cameras. • • * A TV screen test o! King's sing- i The television gold is stacked for ng nml downing, written by Sid j the taking if Harpo Marx will be- Silvers. was shot behind closed! come a talking comedian and bab- doors by King's own TV production; ble like brother Groucho, but the company. It adds up to an almost. i silent, horn-squeaking, poodle wigg- ccrlaln bet that Bine will have his . ed member of the mad Marx tribe own virieo show in the fall, j Is still saying: * ' ' 1 "There's nn spnse lo il. I've Iniilt CIUS-TV is plotting n video ver-j "P *" Illusion. Why break it now?" ion of Lucille Ball's onc-liinc r.i-' As " voiceless comic. Harpo's In rtio lilt. "My Favorite Husband." i tilc second lap of a five-year con- Marlha Sir-wait has been in hud- \ lrnr! »''"' NBC-TV to do six guest rtles with Harry Arkermnn. coast: 5llots annually, plus six walk-ons. CBS boss, over playing Lucy's role. 1 llc earned over S100.000 in 1S51 for • • • 1 his pantomimic zaiiyism and harp- mKra-ii|.'' S TV l " l "Ac!,"lr.nv P Kin'in'v- "One appearance on Donald O'- ssllicalioiis which prrmi'lril V Con " nrs show." said Hnrpo at the niilplr of clowns. Sid ( acs;,r ami "° 5t Fr °"^r in Las Ve;as. "brought Iniournc C'or.i. to «in best ;, r t,,r ™ ": Orc ma " thn " "" my >' c:vrs on ami' iirlrr.vs nwanls nvir Helm "£ " tasc antl "' '5 Hollywood mo- "m'nV ""h'MontwmrirVhm"^ ™ V "I^IM "ON OF TV Mllrlirll and Wallrr llampilr-n. 1 !im Baldwin's definition of TV •r'-,. v ,,'i ,,.,iy nne unswer: Sen- ; as reported by Jack Hellman: "Two ar.ite awards [or riramjuk- pn•- i puppets dressed ns cowboys wrest- fornnmw nnd comedy PLUS »-! lm K "n two rebuilt sewing machines wards lor children's shows and "' " 1C middle of nn old movie." nrus coverage. i Lloyd Nolan is unhappy with nisi This has also i;ot io eo: TV i:o<\.< sponsor's refusal lo film the "Martini C'•-mmrntators who arc never wi!h- Knr.e. Private Eye" show. His con-f out a ricnret in their mills. Wl-.a f.,'tract permits him to do other TV I the point? j stints, provided they are not in !hcj • • • '"whodunit" pattern, but the )jres-! Mnurico Chcvalli-r l)c on tin- " m of rtoi '^ " lc Krlnc show livc i parlor scrcrns in the fall in a srri-s l' rfvr "'-' i !>>'» 'r°»i collecting extra! ol musical siiorls. Krccl Pmklehoff antl Arthur tx-sscr arc puttinc the played. South finessed the queen of spades from dummy at the first trick. :md came to a sticky end. East won with the king of spades and shifted to diamonds. wins the first trick with dummy's ace of spades. He immediately lead: 75 Years In Blytheville — Mrs. L. S. Benlsh entertained 15 boys and girls this week in honor of the foil i th bir t-hday of her daughter, Jena. Mr. and Mrs, J. P. Holland and Mr. and Mrs. Russell Phillips are among Blytheville people taking trips in car trailers. Both families are planning Florida vacations end will make them with the increasingly-popular trailers. Jerry Cohenj Cecil Branson and Hildred Bunch led High School scholars during the past semester. Steam Plant Serves California Canneries SAN PEDRO, Calif. (AP)—Five a club and wins in his own hnndj fish Cimneries on nearby Terminal with the king. He returns to dum- Island arc served by -1.000 horse^ my with a diamond and leads an- P ow cr developed by a recently "Dummy won with the ace o[l otllcr club. E^st can take bis ace diamonds and returned a club.] ^en or on the next trick, but what East played low, of course, and j can he do? South won with the king. Now! If Enst lends a spade, dummy's ueen will stop the s\iit. If East cads anything else, South hns nine mmediate tricks. South couldn't get to dummy to lead another club. He trie'd to get there with a heart, but East took the queen of hearts and knocked out the kin?; of diamonds. "He still had the ace of clubs as entry to tlie rest of his diamonds, so he WHS sure to set the contract. "Soutii knows now that he should not have taken the finesse on this par lieu lr r hand. He insists, however, thru it was the "percentage 1 play to tike the finesse. Is this true?'* I'm hnppy to say that South was m^takrn I'm happy about it, bc- NBC will soon make the official announcement that Fred Allen will Sec HOLLYWOOD on paxc 10 Must imported cheese is made from goats' milk and Americans haven't got live patience to tuilk a goat.—Sen. William Fnlbright (D.. Arkx * * * Their (public officials) attitude seems to be that the rights of the people are to vole—if they vole right—and to pay taxes,—Crnn.ston Williams. official of the American Newspaper Publishers Association. fsctlirr for filming In s.u.i.v TO SHKI.VI: n.iMKsr S:tlly Hand says she's ready io shelve her ostrich fc.itbers if o.-.e can bnrl « TV niistn'.ss-or-cerrmon- ics job. . . Rrodmck Criv.vfoid qmi-tly sn.mnod his TV rights from Columbia s;ndio--onr of Ihc few to:> shirs free as a bud in video. . . . N'liKi IV»r.i. who plays a heroine in a siKirc-ship stu.w, snys she's crtll-nl -,- r i Toff nn :>mioim<vd tick In the altnr j Take Experts Tip; s.,« Nina^'Tm .1 >PJCC widow." | Don't Abuse Finesse Alirc Kayo won't join riiil Hairisi "What is the right play nt the nn TV in the fall. Bays she'll rrst i Iirs; trick on tills hand?" asks a on her uriio laurels. .. First "But- 1'orlland. Oregon, reader. "Should ialo Bill" telefilms, stnrrinc Jimmy, South take the finesse, or should Ellison, will be directed by l.e«is he pu: up dummy's ace?" Collins, the bis screen veteran. . . .1 "When the hand was actually ON BRIDGE JACOBY Bv OSWAI.U ,(AfOHY Written for NKA Service NORTH * AQ74 J VJ95 « A6 + 542 WEST EAST A J 10S52 * K 9 10S4 * J95 * J9 South 1 * 1 N.T 3 N.T. V Q7 3 • Q 10 74 2 * A 10 8 SOUTH (D) V AK62 + K83 Pass Pass Pass Both sides vul. West North Pass 1 A Pass 2 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—A 5 ii would be embarrassing to come risht out in print and advise a player to finesse a (U 1 when. I know in advance that the finesse will lose. In this case, thi percentage play tor South Is to re fuse the finesse—even though In doe>n't know where the king o sp:ides is. South docsn'l need two spade tricks to maitc his contract. He rmis bring in the clubs no matter wh.i luck he has in spades. Tf East ha the kinp of spark?, a finesse wil lose; and Df West has the king o spades, the finesse is unnecessary Let's sec tthat happens if Soutl Sports and Sportsmen pleted million dollar co-operative steam plant. The -canneries checked on overhaul casts for their individual boilers and found they could save money by constructing the community steaiii plant. 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