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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, March 20, 1952
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PAGB fARTU COtmiKn NEWf THB BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TKB COURIER NEW* CO. H. W, HAINRS. Publisher HARRY A. KAINB8, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRfCKSON, Editor FAOL D. HUMAN. Adrertisfng Manager Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Ciilcaeo, Detroit, Atlanta, MemphU. EnUred a» second class matter »t the post- •ffioe at Blj'theville, Arkansas, under act at Con- grew, October ». J917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or anj •uburban town where carrier service 1* maintained, 25c per week. By n>AlJ, within a radius of 50 miles. J5.00 per year, »2.50 for six months, J1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations The crown of pride, the drunkards nf Kph- Mlm, shall b* (rortrten unrtrr foet.—Isaiah 2R:3. * + * If lie could only see liow small a vacancy his death would leave, (he prt>uri man would think less of the place hr occupies In his lifetime.— Legouve. Barbs The world Is full of a lot of people who are willing to lead the way—hut where to? « * * There slill Is a govrrnnicnl demand lor scrap Iron, but that'* no reason to drive carelessly. • • * In some places it has been so cold that folk really wouldn't mind being hauled over the coals. • • » You jet to (he end of your rope quicker when you have « hsbll of strlnjffnir your friend* along. • * • The house shortage Is keeping R lot of families from being moved by the piano music next door. Phone Property Vandalism Is a Serious Situation At thig writing:, no BrresU have been made in connection with the destruction and theft of Southwestern Bell Telephone Company property at the air base. And it could easily he that arrests will not be forthcoming in spite of perseverance on the part of officers. This type of social problem child is apt to cease his juvenile activities when tin "heat is on." However, this fact should not alter officers' aggressive work in the case and In the event of an arrest, prosecution •hould bear out the seriousness of this type of activity. Officials of the telephone company point out that the vandalism oh several occasions has taken telephone service from persons living at the air base, in Gosnelt and on the highway between ' Blytheville and the air base. In event of an extreme emergency, failure of telephone service, could actually cost lives, which is something to consider in addition to the general inconvenience caused hundreds of people. Sheriff's officers should use every means at their disposal to make it known that such wanton destruction of public or private property will not be tolerated in this county. Economic Stability Needed if France Is to Save Herself Recent events point up all too clenr- Iy thai Franrfi is in R had way, both financially and politically. This is a matter of dcpp concern both to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, of winch France i.s an important part, and to the United States which is .shelling out millions for France's rearmament. The problems of France are many and complex. For one thinp. dislocations of international trade have cut heavily into her exports. This can be economically disastrous. Another thing is the costly war she is \vH|?inir in Indo-China. If she coulrl pull out of Indo-China her budget problems would he .just about licked. Involved in all France's money troubles is the very veal problem of the tottering franc. Forty years ago it was worth 20 cents. At the beginning of World War H it had fallen to three cents. Falling steadily afler World War II, it finally was pegged at one-third of a cent. And it looks as if even that won't hold. Naturally, such devalued money puts a terrific hardship on the French people. The cost of living has 7,oomcri 50 per cent in the last year and a half. Against this spotty financial scene, Premier Fame went home to Paris from the XATO conference in Lisbon recently to tell the French svhat they were going to hav« to pay out for rearmament, He informed the National Assembly that taxes would have to be raised 15 per cent to raise $4 billion for rearmament. The Assembly turned him down and the Faure government fell, only -10 days after it had come into power. This illustrates a phase of France's political weakness which must he .remedied if she is to have the stability to pull herself out o[ an extremely difficult situation. How is France to correct this weakness? Many believe a change in the constitution will be required to bring about permanent benefit. Short of that, the only answer appears to be the emergence of a single parti' with strength enough to endure for a sufficient length of time to carry out remedial financial policies. Middle of the road governments have failed to do this since World War II, which leaves France in the unhappy position of perhaps having to choose between an extreme of right or left. Coffee Sale Donations: A Generous Gesture The offer by Blytheville drug store and restaurant operators in donating H morning's coffee proceeds to the Easter Seal campaign constituted a rather uncommon generosity. Owners of a doxen establishments agreed to donate income from the sale of coffee between the hours of 10 and 12 to the drive to aid crippled children. Of course, the cause was an extremely worthy one and it takes 20 cups of coffee to make a dollar. But all the causes these same business men must give to are worthy ones. And this was just another gesture of co-operation . . . the kind it takes to make a community "click." Views of Others 'Narrow Is the Way' The Supreme Court by a 6-lo-3 majority has upheld New York's "Felnberg Act." which seeka to bar Communists and fellow travelers from the public Rchool system. Wf are j>re)mre<! U> accept, with certain res- •rvallons. the general wisdom or this decision Rfl a rfRssiirancfr, In the strange atmosphere of the moment, that the. Constitution and the high court which Interprets it do not render the law impotent to deal directly with this dark con»p!racy which the people fear. It Is certainly true that V»-"teacher works In R sensitive area," that he "sTiapes the attitude of yousi minds toward Ihe widely In which they live." It may appear self-evident, but also neerti reaffirinnllrin. that the stale has power "to protect the schools from pollution and thereby to defend ita own existence." No otie except the subversives themselves want American school children taught openly or covertly that their government ought to be "overthrown by force or violence or by any other unlawful means." But it Is when legislation enrteavors to blueprint, application and nrtminlstratorj essay enforcement of these incontroverttbly sound doc- trinee that trouble begins. In the effort to define who Is subversive and one what grounds he shall be barred such laws reach beyond provable overt ficts Into thoughts, beliefs, and motives until, lo quot* dissenting Mr. Justice Black. It becomes "dangerous ... to think or say anything except what a transient majority happen In approve at the moment." Then the o,urstion arises whether the law rinrs not imperil ,i.s many precious value* BS it seeks lo protect. The Kcinbrre Art is better than many similar laws. It assures a full hoariuu and richt nl review both to a dismissed teacher and to the organization, membership m which has cansetl his dismissal, nut even here, as Ihe dissent of Mr. ,Tus- ttre Douglas pomt.s out elsewhere on this page, practical obstncles arise prejudicial to individual rights and to a free siKtety. Our major resei vntiniis ;ue uinrr. General than specific. They stem frnm Ihe feeling that such laws run with a current, already too strong, toward opposing communism with the negative shield o( prohibitions rather than with the positive sword of Ihe better Ideas by which the free world lives and belter practice of them. —Christian Science Monitor SO THEY SAY We're not kiddms ourvlvrs about the pcr- Min.illty fsrtor. A lot of our PAC (CIO Political Action commuter < wnmrn are pretty much taken with Ike .Gen. Dwifht Eis-cnhnwer).—Jack Kroll. heart of PAC, » » * The voter doesn't realize lie pays for the?e elections altereard in thp amount of privileges piven out in government. —Sen. Paul Douglas iD.. Ill.t. * * • I think that we should alu'tiys remember that the line between boldness and fnolhardlnes? Is a thin one.—Gordon Dean, chairman of Atomic Energy Commission. * « * It (his Moslem wericiingf wax f?.M and furious. You just say a few Arabic, words and that'i it.—Shepphard lAlxiuliah) King. THURSDAY, MARCH 20, 195J Solving the Tox Problem ' BOO Mco- /AWFUL TAX&Z Peter fdson's Washington Column — Tall Congressman Gets Ribbing For 'Cover-Man Appearance WASHINGTON <NEA> — S I X- fool-slx Ren Lowell Stockman of tor clothes to pose while Falter took dozens of color photographs. Oregon—biggest man in Congress Most of them were out of focus, —Is being kidded a good bit this! but one was good enough to copy week because the man at the head : - --'••• of the table on the March 15 Sat- jrday Evening Post cover looks like him. As a matter of Edson fact big twice as natural. That's Mrs. Stockman at the [not of the table. And on her left, blowing nut the 16 candles on the chocolate birth- in paint, VI!"s Vs. Casualties There's a row on between Korean Evacuation Service and MATS—(he Military Air Transit is him—i port Service — over allocation of as life ami I now DC-6 transports. Most of these planes have been assigned to MATS and are used for hauling viP's to and from the U. s. find Japan. Because cabins of the new planes are pressurized. Korean Airlift thinks they should be assigned to hauling lung casualty day cake, is their dauehter Marv, I cascs from combat areas to the who was 16 last summer when the picture was posed. rear. What Air Evac. has to rely on now are older unpressurized Four of the other five people'on i DC-4's. When they have lung the cover are real life people, too.) cases lo haul, they have to cruise They're Mr. and Mrs. Martini "' 5 " 00 fcet Hayden and their two sons. Martin Hayden Is Washington correspondent for the Detroit News. The "Grandmother" character at Mrs. Sinckman's right Is imaginary and was filled in later by arils that becomes under. Sometimes dangerous if the John FaMer. There U'ns a vacant.) vations in a Jong time for chair there when the picture was j spring and early summer. Some weather Isn't just right. Europe to Reap Travel Dollar* Steamship companies and airlines in U. S.-to-Europe service report the heaviest advance reser- this posrd. bookings are still open for Story behind the picture is that I and August. June and July sched- Falter came to Washington last j ules are almost completely summer with his idea hut no mod-' ed. els. Hayden supplier! the models. t European travel dropped from It was July and hotter than bin-; 302.000 passengere in 1950 to an es- zes. They nil had to put on A'in- t-.mated 270.000 fo r IS.T] about 10 per cent. Dollar volume down, too—from S225 about 5202 million. million to Steamship cent. Heavy advance cate 1952 volume companies carried about So per cent of the traffic, airlines 35 per bookings indi- may be tip to new records. American travel is a frreat dollar earner for European countries. Big trouble Is that Europe doesn't have enough modern hotels to take care of the influx. There has been little new hotel construction* in Europe since before World War I. Kye Gambling Trade West Indies tourist resorts are making a big play to attract 17. S. gambling trade, in the wnke of Kefauver crackdowns in many parts of the country. Casinos are legal on many of the islands and they matte hotel operation profitable. Dominican Republic, for instance, openly advertises it has four legalized casinos. Its latest dodge to attract the sporting element is a plan to install slot machines on passenger planes making the four-flight from Miami to Ciudad Trujillo. The Dominican government is not sponsoring the project. It is explained, but it does approve it, Fend Has Peace Prospects once over lightly- Bj A. A. Fredrlckson The orlor of cnoklns flesh walling across the nation thes* days can be traced to a hundred million or so taxpayers who are hot enough under (he collar to melt a carbon steel collaruutton. Under-the-collar temperatures reached their peak March 15, but this time the crisis aln'» passed even a week later. All the experts (an expert today up, they any. Savings accounts ar. a man who can read and write! i climbing, they say. We're, nroduc s.i|?cly state that Confess won't | ing more, they say. Things are bless any new tax increases this year on account of ft is an election year. This is routine hypocrisy for Congress when the matter of re-employment rolls around. but J doubt if another lax bite would so over even if It weren't a political leap year. FOLKS AHENT A'TAU, happy with things taxivlse. Wages are The DOCTOR SAYS Hi F.I1WIN p. JORDAN. M. D. IVrllteii for NI:A Service One of the most Important unsolved problems connected with pregnancy Is the question of toxemia with which Mrs. M.A.B. and others have had experience and '.vhich they have asked me to discuss. Although progress in obstetrics has been extensive, the toxemias of pregnancy have remained largely unconquered. and about six out of ten women who are pregnant will have some tr-mble of this nature. Toxemias of pregnancy are responsible for about 1.000 maternal deaths annually In the United States, and approximately 30,000 Infante who are still-born. There are several kinds of pregnancy toxemias, but they are usually divided Into the acute including s precclampsia and ec- lampsia, and the chronic, or high- blood pressure type. They are charactered by one or more of the following signs: high blond pressure, fluid or edema of the tissues, excretion of albumen or protein In the urine, and, in severe cases, convulsions, or unconsciousness. As stated • previously, the toxemias of pregnancy may carry grave child. risks for both The fact that mother and toxemias do exist is one of the principle reason:, why a woman who Is pregnant should visit her physician at fairly frequent Intervals, especially during the latter portion of the pregnancy Those who do this — and all should—are familiar with the fact that the visit to the doctor almost invariably includes having the blood pressure taken, taking the weight of the mother, and sending a Fample of-urine to the laboratory. A rising blood pressure, a sudden excessive gain in weight, or the presence of albumen, in the urine, are warning signs. EAHtr DETECTION NEEDED Many lives have been saved by catching signs of toxemia of pregnancy early and sometimes by bringing about an earlier than expected delivery. The appearance of signs of toxemia in one pregnancy may carry tin additional risk In the subsequent, pregnancies, but on this question, each case must brt Judged on the basis of all the individual circumstances. The chief point which cannot, be too much emphasized is that complete obstetrical care Involves more theoretically rosy, they say. All this was said before March IS. No one has said much since. Visible signs of the taxpayers' current. Irritability have manifested themselves about the land lately. A delegation visiting Congressmen last month peeled the shirti off their backs and said "Here boys, you might us veil take these"; you've taken everything else from us." The Citizens Public Expenditure Survey, mi Albany, N. Y., organi- sation of taxpayers, is issuing a quaint stamp depicting a barrel- clad family standing before tho U. s. Treasury. It bears the tragic legend: "it's no joke—I'm broke." These stamps can be stuck to windows, windshields or your Congressman's forehead. • » • A FEW COURAGEOUS .-souls ar« brewing a bit of rebellion, and I promise to send each a layer cak» with one hack saw blade per Iny- er. I'm afraid they'll need them, for these folks are bucking legal larceny. A lady editor name . o( Mary Cain in Mississippi, Vivian Kellems, the New England thorn in the Internal Revenue Bureau's side, and one Howard a. Pennington of Lincoln p a rk. Mtch., have bulled their necks on payment of social Security, Uncle Sam's answer to Cuba's national lottery. Mrs. Kellems already has beer, dragged through some statutory beds of coals, as have the rebelliou* ladies of Marshall, Texas, who also refuse to do Uncle Sammy's bookkeeping and him. Nothing tax-collecting for but trouble awaits these brave rebels, lor the tax squeeze is the law of the laud. However, I doff my cowardly cap to these folks, for they are spokesmen for the bitterness that lies in the average taxpayer's heart. • * » IT'S TOO BAD such a direct attack cannot be made on the gov. ernmental grand larceny called Income tax. Unfortunately, while Social Security's constitutionality is uncertain, income tax Is purely a matter of pay up or get sent up. And most of us arc fed up with paying ttp. It rankles the sou] to dwell on the thought that, for those of us with incomes ranging from $3,000 to 55,000, the enlarged 33.1 tax bite has been per cent since Outlook for peace between Israel! than just the delivery of the infant and the Arab states is believed to j alone. See EDSO.V on Fa E e IS IN HOLLYWOOD Dy ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA> — Be- play the accnrdion and lecture, hind The Screen: Humphrey Boe- five Isnguigps. But, hnnpy, I'm art. who has always snc-cred at the Oscar stuff, is bating the publicity drums for "The African Queen" in the Academy race. There's a simple explanation for Rome's al>out-far:o — money in his bank account. Relicarsinc with Bins? Crosby and Lauren Barnll for Bines radio show. Boaie made kno\vn his new Oscar attitude wfth a leering grin: "IMy npinlon is different abnut Academv Awards now thai t own a ; piece of n picture." : "crooned" R sea chanty, "The Bold Fisherman." on Bine's airshow a few works aco and. afrcr Muffin? coltnn in his ears, Bin:: invited him b:v;k for a. repeat despite "Every niizht he insists on BOiiis into the nursery and stncinc our little Steve to sleep. SJcvie Just curls up into a hall and sucks the end of tils diapers in his ears." \ SP.U K SHU'S BEWAHE Rturhos \\iih expensive science- fiction thrillers are erotf'litip .it Bud Abbntt and Lou CoMello. Tlir- boys uill kid the futuristic pants off the interplanetary mnney-mak- rrs wiih "Abbn't and Costello Lo-t in Space" tor UT. •lane Wvman and Tirwis Kl.-e- feld. insider* insist, will niake it to the altar afrcr RcnaUi Reaein. Jane's esc. weds Ts'nuv Davis this month It.' June's biccr.-t heart mvoKcmen! since the divorce. to prove that after the film's release." Hpr blueprint for cashing in on the film's publicity: Radio. TV, a lecture tour, personal appearances and prmluction of an aquacade "MAIN" THOUGHTS Marjone Main is Eivinc out. with 'h<' retirement talk. Her contract '.vi r -h MGM has only another year to go. • • • H.iy Milland. who hasn't been Siiycitr ' Orrac" about his movie voles of late, will star for UI In Somerset Maucham'.s famous es- pinnr-rje thriller. "Ashenden, Britis!: .-U'nit," It's a percentage deal for tj.iy. whn joins .Jimmy Stewart. Krrol Flvnti. Girarry Peck and Ann Sheyirlan at the studio a.s an "I'll- take-a-profit;s-cut" star. • Thr Mautrham story has been transferred from thr World Wir T prrriti by Robert Buckner. who will nlso produee the picture, to tiir red-hoi headline backcround of moricrn-day F."yr>*. Alexander Nusinoff will be one of the players to watch. He recently became a Life Master (the highest ranking given by the American Contract Bridge League) after only a fe«- years of tournament play. In the hand shown today, Nusin- off camp up \viih a defensive play that produced n fine score. Nusin- off held the East hand, so keep your eye on that hand and see if you can spot the right play ahead of time. Automotive Hint If the gap between rotor and inserts in the distributor blcck is too wine, starting may be difficult, on a. cold morning, tine to formation of moisture. started flexing our muscles in Korea. And if you think folks are unhappy now, wait, for next March 15. It won't, be till then that you'll feel the full impact of the last two tax uppances, as the second only applied to the last few months of '51. The big beef is not so much the tax bite per se as It, is the way our dough is being blown. Even if Uncle Sam was pinchme every penny, the total is way above actual needs. What can you do? Not a durn thing . . . till November. 75 Years In Blytheville Featured on the Community Stunt Night program will be the trick when the hand Is played that TXinny Kny and Jr.inmarin. the rpjirh h.ilJr; 3rr driiyine ,-jle r :rl talk on Ihr ?rt of "FTans hristian Anden-^n " NORTH AQ652 V K Q * -T 10964 VJ 1096 * A Q 7 5 V A8542 SOUTH (D) A A j a 4 ¥73 * AQJ 108 North-South vul. South \VcM N'orih 1 * Pa?s 1 t •1 * Pass P.-s Opening lead—V J Pass Pa?s Pass Atine'lp Krllrrman. the d^H .< ho spoilt lirr life in a onf-piere b.\*li- ! ins SUIT after she was anestrd for weannz same on a Bn^ton br.ic'n in 190R. i.e wntrhir.s hoi life story nn- : fold M MGM in "One-Piece Bath-i ine Suit." i Esther Williams Is plnyine the famous Annette, swimmer, ticli:- rope walker and silent film star. wVo still bii;nces ar<v,;nrl II'KF> nn Dunne filminc of • n nirrr'nr Claude Binyon was amazed tn see a hit player, portrayinc a rciilrL-ian, stroll onto the set looking as if R rimiken barhcr had been vimcnfinE on his hair. 'What hinponrd?' Tn!d von to Eft 3 West opened the jack of hearts, I and Fast took the ace. Bast re• turned the three of diamonds, al- Boa!." lowine West ro take two tricks In that suit. West then returned a third diamond, and East. . . . Arc ynu ready with that fine defensive play? ruffed liiat third and he therefore game contract. makes his awklns. Alvin Huffman. Jr.. nnd Lcroy Brown. Carl Davis has been elected president of the Gratus Union of tho BTU of the First Baptist. Church. O. H. Paddison of Savannah. Gals the guest of his brother R. P. Paddison. and family. L. Posy Plot Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 55 Bewildered 1 Flower » 56 Exist 5 Short name 57 Withered VERTICAL 1 Stout cord 2Gem 3 Wheys of milk for n flo'.ver 8 Hag 12 Unclojcri 13 Peer Gynt'j mother 14 Ceremony 15 Separate 16 Injure by exposure 17 English statesman 18 "Lily maid of Astolnt" 2(1 Heavy blow; 21 Type of lettuce 22 Blackbird of r B P IT M A U T "<X P" H m A R M A M A ) E I t* A L S SI W ••% tb isi A r • •<• v K T " r? X ••"'T N e= i_ n N e 51 EZ E= N T V E C? E R •4 , i "T 3 A 9 O CJ M M LJ & K K t; T R M A. I l_ & L.. &• A re n M T L_ A M t 1 0 M If R F= T 1 M K E U E A 0 M U bL=J T r; a o PP RH T tJ 4 Lured 5 Female horses 24 Uncommon 38 Body of water 6 Employ 25 Gerainfs wile 40 Prattle ~ Encountered 26 Melody 8 Peaceful 27 Feminine 9 Be borne appellation 10 Passage in the 28 Lampreys brai n 2!> Bespatter 41 Girl's name 42 Angers 4.1 Sport 45 Church part 46 Hessian river 11 Oriental coins 31 Unit of liquid 47Venlure 19 Slight bow 20One time cuckoo family 22 Divil >R birds • \JV IUILI1L.7 „„, J , measure 34 Tinge 35 Domains a?kfd RinynnJ nnd with rhr kine of ^parfrv This rrr.v lh<- h.Mrcnt " aclnr. my Hfe suit an y.' 1 Annrtte said, ~ nlflry In a ntir-picco rt I'm happy Ahmil n rM tlfnl ^* Kstlirr play r'" 1 iir^ ili(«?''t -r-rnv I'm vtr&aUlc— lhal lnt I sing, dance, Wl-e; begins ON BRIDGE JACOBY R> ORW..II.II tvronv Wrlltcn for NK.V Service Defense Can Score Point* !'o F;> t^rn Tournament New York thb Sunday, nlay forced declarer to Io.=e a trump trick. South h,id to m-cr-niff «-ith the Are. anrl nn'a he could take thr Jack and queen of spades, but Wrst was sure to win a trump trick with! his ten. j Now see ivhal happens if En.'t ruffs with Ihe seven of spades instead of with the kin?. South over- ruffs with the nine of spades, enters dummy with a heart, and leans a low trump towards the nee-lack Fast has to play his kine. of cosir'e. and South can draw three roivnds n! trumps with the ace, Jack, snd queen. In shorl, South los« no trump 23 Cupidity 26 Prosper 30 Disembark 31 Bag 32 !\feadow 33 Boundary (comb, form) 34 Containers 35 Measures of cloth 36 Flowers are popular at every 38 Shatter 39 Social insect 40 Energy 41 Many flowers are of hues 44 Showered ' 48 Verbal 49 Palm leaf 51 Ukrainian legislative body 52 Ancient Gaul 53 Feline M Eternally 23 incandescence 37 Garden flower « South American wood sorrel 50 Gibbon

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