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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 29, 1952
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PAGE TOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICK6ON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising SoU National Advertising Representatives: Wallsc* Wilmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter it (ha post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press , SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles. 15.00 per rear, *2.SQ for six months. 11.25 for three months; by mall outelde 50 mtl« tone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Thou son of m«n, shew Ihe hou« at Israel, *hal they may he ashamed nf their Iniquities: Jnd let them measure the pattern.—Ezeklel 43:10. • * • 1.1 will require more than a few hours ol fasting and prayer lo cast out such demons as selfishness, woridliness. and unbelief. Repentance, to be of any avail, must work a change ol heart Bnd of conduct.—T. r,. Cuyler. Barbs A man carved 100 words on a grain of rice— probably the start of a cereal story. • * * It's almost time for spring house-cleaning, when you'll probably find some of Ihe thins* that you've been missing since fall house-dMnlnir. • • . A new apartment in the East bars birds, children, pel* and music. How about tan shoes? » » • Some folk takr advantage not only of their own opportunities but everybody else'n. • • * There Is only one downfall you should laugh oil— the one provided by rain. State GOP Offers Two Ideas To Strengthen Democracy As the average Arkansas voter becomes more independent and less of a party man, thus do the platform planks of this state's small Republican party take on significance. Meeting recently, Ltie Arkansas GOP Executive Committee came n p with a couple of ideas which would make our democracy infinitely more democratic. The committee proposed that the franchise he extended to those persons who are eligible for the military draft and that presidential electoral Votes he cast in proportion to the popular vote of any state. This first proposal speaks pretty well for itself. Imagine yourself as an 18-year-oIrl spending- the winter in a cozy Korean foxhole, with the knowledge that it will still be lliree years before you can vote. Most of these young people have a high school education, more than many of today's older voters have. In answer to those who might question their po- Jitical judgment: How could they do any worse than we have done? Bringing the method by which we . elect a president closer to a popular vote, which it should be, will certainly go far toward democratizing our slipping democracy. H would also strengthen the political bargaining power of the South which, until the States Rights movement, \v,is a sealed package for the sometimes indifferent Democratic party and of no interest to Republicans who knew they hadn't a chance anyway. Truman Enigma Presented In Two Recent Publications Whatever the American people have thought of Harry Truman up to now, their ideas are in for a jolt as the result of two extraordinary recent publications. One is a book. ".Mr. President," written mostly by Truman himself. The other is an article, in The Saturday Evening Post on "what makes Truman tick." It was written by Samuel Lubell. "Mr. President" is a singular work- in that it represents the first time a President in office has ever written such a thing. lf s considerably more singular because of what the President has to say. He makes some astonishing statements. Such as, "I rarely write angry letters." And, to William' Hiltman, who helped him assemble the book, "I expect there will be those who will construe this as a political act. You and I know better." On political bosses, Truman says this: "Bosses are usually men who ir« interested in the political game, who are willing to put themselves out and do everything possible for the people— accommodate them—really to have the welfare of their constituents at heart." He does qualify this statement by conceding that bosses sometimes go to pot. The President is against political corruption. Rut he defends his relations with the Pendergast organization of Kansas City. All in all, Truman on Truman is a most revealing book. [(. pictures a man judging himself by standards of professional politics which many might regard as an unsuitable yardstick. Vet the President obviously is satisfied with the picture of himself thus presented. If he weren't, the hook would not have been published. On the other hand, his treatment by Lubell in The Post dauntless leaves him every way bill satisfied. I.iihell is an old associate of Bernard M. Baruch, whose relations with the President have not been coxy in recent years. Lubell's analysis of what makes the President do what he docs rests on tht- premise that with all his hard work and seemingly determined action, Truman wants most just lo stand still. The writer gives several instances of where the President has taken seemingly strong action in a situation, only to counteract it later by an equally strong move in the opposite direction. "A less courageous — or less stubborn—man would not be so resolutely indecisive," the writer states. -•Luliell believes there is more to Truman's administrative fluctuations than the politician's characteristic wish to keep in the good graces of everybody. The writer attributes it to "an inner sense of inferiority" which might be the result of any of several experiences in childhood. The writer concludes that Truman appears happiest "when able to make a dramatic show of activity, secure in the knowledge that nothing much is go• ing to happen." Them's harsh words, hi fact they're s little frightening when read against the background of events as presented in the article. Aside from being good reading, the two documents, when taken together, are highly interesting commentaries on a controversial subject. Views of Others Light, Not .Poison H costs a lot to--kcep truth out of a country. The Soviet Union is said to he spending almost BS nuich on efforts to Jam Voice of America broadcasts as the United slates Is spending on its whole worldwide broadcasting system. Yet, even so. the Voice is getting through— » per cent of Its programs to Moscow and Leningrad, according to 0:10 estimate, and as high as 75 per cent In some other areas. Large numbers of people are said lo be listening In satellite countries, and that claim is borne out by the violence of the official attacks against the broadcasts. President Bierut of Poland Is quoted as «aying: The radio propaganda of the Imperialist., though noisy and mendacious to the point of idiocy, docs reach Hie most backward cells of our This criminal diversion must be stamped out. It said that this tribiilc-in-rovcrse will receive some specious support from the diary ol a United Stales general recently stolen by the Reds and being widely used by them for propaganda purposes. In this Inmencntile document the general. In addition lo calling [or immediate war against Ihe Communists, \vvote We must start by hitting; below the bolt. We mils! employ every subversive device to undermine Ihe confidence and loyalty of soviet .subject for their regime. . . . Anything, truth or falsehood, to poison the thoughts of the population. We emphatically reject this philosophy—which Is far removed from the Voice of America's "ram- pAign of truth.'' To brine llsht, not poison, to enslaved minds can br the only motive and mrth»rt of a successful American propaganda campaign. It Is those behind the Iron Curtain who are tirqd ol listening to Soviet lirs who risk listening; to the Voice of America. They must be assured "that that what they are hc-arinp is Ihe truth. —Christian Science Monitor SO THEY SAY National riyairip.s which have caused us so much mischief have brought us to Ihe dawn of A new day in Europe. — Secretary of state Dean Achcson. « « • The nation and Illinois are fortunate (o have Governor Stevenson. ... I hope he keeps riding on his present route or on a bigger one.—Dr. Ralph, director. UN Trusteeship Div. • • ' • We need reforms so that we will be able to counterattack the mainland and rescue our compatriots this year.—Generalissimo Chiang Kai- tbei. (ARK.) COUKIgR NEW| SATTTRBAY, MARCH 'Mind a Suggestion That'll Help Us Both?' Peter Edson's Washington Column — U.S. Defense Planners Answer 'Lollipop' Charge in Advance appears that defense mobilization planner*, accused of producing lollipops, ns well as guns and butter, srem lo have anticipated some such development. At least, Secretary of Defense Robert A. Loveti. Defense Mobilization Director Charles E. Wilson nnd Oen. Omar Brad- Icy, chairman of the Joint, Chiefs Staff. have no mobilization at all ... or a mid- die course somewhat between the two." 'We chose the middle course," the General continued. "Total mobilization would, have caused large- scale industrial disruption It would have put us through the cycle of unemployment, peak employment with te inefficiencies nnd finally— when R-e were completely ready buck into more unemployment" speed-up I Peter Edsrni „ Q „ John _, on . s j | Preparedness committee threw lol- ! . R £ iously coadcd Americans nlo 'heir preparednaclnevemcnts, it saij i" HANK the slocan of mobilization manners appear.'; to 1 be: -Don't disturb the civilian econ-I only . . . The result has been a i small number of guns and ii "real! amount of butter, with a considerable number of lollipops thrown in." In n prr-Jollipop speech out !n 'asadena. General Bradley sai<I:j 'When Korea eave us the third ! rm In this International fire call . ive had three choices. Total i n rlefense outlays: '- 'EXPENDITURES be- first ot Jl[lv 19 -. * ^ "'"tf™ «"" "R frnm £3. ""r^raTTsh^ ' mm ' S1 B ™ u ™ lion n month and by the end of the year will reach' S4 billion a monlh." Lovett further pointed out that U. S military forces have gone from 1.5 million to 3.5 millions. The Navy has more than doubled Its. combat vessels, from 2CO to -108 and (be Marines have been nearly tripled to two and a third combat divisions anrt the same number of Marine air pronps. The Air Force, he said, starting with 411,000 men i in 43 wings now has DOO 000 men In I 80 wings. 1 _ Defense Mobilizer Wilson hit the "too-little-too-slowly" concept from a slightly different an^le out at Lockland, Ohio. Said Wilson: "I am quite sure that some of you are In disagreement with the decision U) finish our aircraft expansion program In four years Instead of three." THEN HE explained: "If we went all-out on the production of existing military items In an effort to achieve the increased program in three years, we would end up in the fiscal year '53 with a deficit of $30 billions and we would seriously dislocate our economy." He said,he didn't think the four- year stretch-out program was an undue risk of plane production and added: "These planes are better all around than we would have gotten if we had gone into an all-out production job right from the start . , . we will finish the job with fewer obsolete weapons." So there you have It. In a sense the Johnson committee's lollipop crack was like socking the defense brass on the other Jaw. One jaw was previously well-bruised with charges of wanting too much, wasting too much, causing too much unemployment In civilian Industry, Interfering unnecessarily with basic business like aulomoblle production and home-building. Defensers are defending themselves lustily. Looks like 3 good duel . . . lollipops at 40 paces. the Doctor Says- By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. (Written for NEA Service) Any on water Is impor- ant since Ihis substance makes up 4icli n large part of the human body. Q~Is very hard water injurious o the .system in any way? Could cause jMlUtonr.s? Would it bf hnrminl to i:.= e a water softener to emove the chcintcais? A—There seems liltle evidence lo URGCst that hard ualer does any larm to the Itralj. and certainly a Treat many people have drunk hard vater for many yrnrs without stlf- crlMK any disastrous effects. .There also seems little reason to lelieve that rinkins hard water iredlspnsr^ In ^allslnne fprm.ilinn. Finally. II ma ybe said thai ilrink- ivaler which lias hern treated approved standard methods o[ water soflt-nin? Is also not injuri- u s. Q—What would be the cause of fungus condition in the mouth? s it a form of allergy? E. F. A—The first IMV[ 'of Ihis cjues- inn answers ilsrlf in the r.iitse s a funciis which is one of the lor. - r forms of pl.inl life. d[f- erenl varieties nf (iinirl ran, hou - ver. involve the mouth. II Is probably not correct to .le.ik of such infections as a fnrm if allrrcy. lhoiir.h it iv by no mo.ins impossible thai allergy lo the fun- Jriis can develop and make the sil- ualion worse. Q -My H-month-oLd son 1; in | cxiTllrm hr.itth mth the exception : of having trouble with hi.< teeth. I This keeps h:rn from scttir.i: to ! sleep nl nicht and wakes htm up a.'tcr a, short time. Is thus serious Mrs A D P. A—There is sonic flnubt lhai nor| mal teething *ln n> . rLln cause vrl- j nits difficulty, ihnnch m.iny p.irenls | who have experirnrcd it feel II Hiev |[ this inn,. nt)v | s sulfrritu; i from loss of sleep, honrvcr, he land given a thorough examination to he sure that there is nothing else Hie mailer wilh his physical cnmll- j lion or with Ihe way you are feeding or managing him. [ (3—My little boy, five years old. : has developed a habit of blinking hi.s eyes every short while. Is this i a nervous condition, and what can be done about it? P. B. A—This ccrUinly sounds like a nervous condition, closely related lo ivlul is known as "lie" or hahil s)i:iMii. He. should be kept as calm as possible and his altention should! not be ilrau-ii lo this habit. His pedi.ilrlcinn should koow about It. and there is a fairly good chance that he will outgrow it. I Q~Can sleeping on the left side affect the heart? I happen to be s on the heavy side and have often j thoucht thai lying on that side puts pressure on the heart. S. K. I A—Sleeping on the left side will : nol produce hearl disease, bul H could cause some crowding or pres- j sure on tbi- heart it Ihat organ were i enlarged. If il is comfortable lying j ] "n Ihe left side. Hie probabilities ate Iliat It docs no harm. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service Study Thic Hand For Sharp Analysis One of the most Interesting hands from this year's Vahder- bilt Cup Tournament was played by Edith Seligman. one of the leading tournament players of recent years. Both bidding and play were models of correct analysis. When North opened the bidding and then raised to two spsdes. Mrs. Seligman had her choice bo- Ween a game and a slam. The It is awfully easy lo demagogue in favor of economy and against \vhfU is scornfully referred to fis "foreign aid." — President Truman. ! am told that he (Lenin's body) 1? kopl in a vacuum, and if you "ore to taki" half a brick and smash Ihe class Lenin would dis- imccr.ife. That. I ihitik. applies lo, the whole Soviet regime.—Fuzroy : MarLean. member. British Par- ( WEST *9 V 9654 * Q98 + A 5 4 3 2 NORTH (D) *K«53 VA * A3 + QJ1087G EAST * J 7 2 - North 1* 2* 4 * 5V Pass SOUTH AAQ1064 * KJ10J »K765 4 None Both sides vul. EaM South » J1042 + K9 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 3V 4KT 6* West Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 8 question was whether North had minimum or maximum values for his two bids. In order to find out. Mrs. Seligman bid a side suit, anrt gave North a chance lo show his maximum with a jump to four spades. Now it was necessary only to check fc-r aces with the Black- Mori bidding Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD (NBA) - Exclusively Yours: The newest rumor on the Hollywood grapevine — is Ginger Rogers, riding the crest of the wave again as a movie queen, deliberately squeezing out of hor CBS-TV deal to avoid being penalized by movie-makers? T2i« visual shooting in the Hollywood-vs.-TV war has stopped in favor of cloak-and-dagger undercover sniping. * • * Glnny Simms answers the "Will you wed rich Bob Calhoun?" ques. tion: 'We're Just very, very Rood friends and we have no plans to marry. r m . 0 \ n % j,, djye Jnt() 3 career and make up for Ihe lime I ve tost. It was an effort lo work during my , as t marriage. .Vow it's fun. I'll send up Hares If I change my mind about marrying-." Joan Bennett and Walter Wanger—in spite of all the smoke- screening- about Joan's huddles with ex-hubby Gene Markcy- have been having nifhtly dates. Ask the sharp-eyed hendwaiters in the quiet, spots around to',vn. Prank DeVol, about a movie doll: "The only thing shy ahout her Is 10 years when you ask her age." Alice Corey, wife of Wendell Corey, u-as trying to persuade her eight-year-old daughter. Robin, lo cat some strawberries "You must." said Mrs. Corev. "straw- and r red." m "'"" ' .'" " ps "»*'• HobIn PSUCk ' S quicker '" replied Harpo Marx, the voiceless clown itn the demented grin, turned down an offer of $50,000 In 19« to speak one word in Bert Hecht's •Specter of the Rose" and declined a lesser sum B few days »go to utter even a "Howdy" on i TV show. But recently Harpo came clos« to breaking down, he says to speak lines In a Hollywood rnovl» version of "Don Camllllo," a novel translated from the Italian "If n-as Hi« role of i priest « I wanted to plijr It more than a j thing." he told m*. "I was to talk for the first time In career. Then we discovered tint the picture w»i already behi* made in Haly." ^ • • • Now Claudette Colbert's ml»«i up with British politics. The producers of "White Blood " the picture she's making In Lon. don, are saying that Claudette was chosen over a British star becausa he Churchill government wants the U. S. to know the full storv of its war effort In Malaya—background of the movie. With clan- nettc in the film, a bigger n. 3 audience is assured. Bi»- he small slam. West opened a diamond, and Mrs. Seliginan now had to plan he play. If she tried to set up her own hand by ruffing several red cards in the dummy, she would have to get back a few times bv ruffing clubs. If the club ruffs vere going to be safe, the chances vere that the clubs could be es- ablishcd. Hence. Mrs. Seligman won the irst trick in. dummy with the .ice at diamonds and immediately led he queen of clubs from dummy East played the nine, a revealing card and declarer saw that Bast *iad cither no more clubs left or only high clubs. In either case tbe best plan was to ruff this trick. Having ruffed'the club, declarer fed a heart to dummy's ace and returned Another club. This time East played the king, and Mrs. Seligman ruffed again. Now It was easy to draw three rounds of trumps, ending in dummy, and give up one club trick to West's see. Dummy still had a trump ns entry to the long clubs, and South still hart the kin" of diamonds to take care of dummy's low diamond. ' Since this hand was played in a team match, it was played at another table. There. declarer planned for a cross-ruff but got confused by defensive false-cards and ended by going down one trick. Just say that I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me.—Millionaire Verne Redfield after beine robbed of $1, 600,000. I am content to hava people think I live In a cave and wear horns, _ Newspaper chain owner Eleanor McClatchy. Watch for: The Andrew* ters'^ new record click, "Why Marie Wilson and CBS are Ulfc- InK a new 10-year vledo deal bo- cause of her "My Friend Irm»" hl( on (he TV screens. * • • Encouraging Note: Stanley Kr- mer's promising a war mo The Dirty Dozen," unique In „.. absence of cliche characters. The following characters, says Stanley, do not Hppear In [he fllm- The wise - cracking Brooklyn boy the .southern lad, the older GI the others call "Pop." the coward who turns hero and dies tha stinker who regenerates and the tough sergeant with the hearl of Pat wymore Is keeping copious notes on life with Errol Flynn for (he book she plans to write. THAT should be a best-seller Sar = ess Story: Pour years' ago s>a<ly Forrest was In Ihe chorus of a Gene Kelly, Judy Garland musical. "The Pirate." Now she'll co-star with Gene In "Invitation to the Dance." If Jack Benny, Jimmy Durante and Jeiry Lewis can dress up as gas on TV. nun Lancaster can ditto m movies. Husky Bert dls- "The Crimson Pirate." 5 ° "* * • * Zsa Zsa Gnbor and Lisa Gerra- aay i-ho have both denied tha feud reports, are moving into HoW lywood's hottest meow-meow war Lisa blazes at the mention of •ssa Zsa s name and Miss Double z, when asked about Lisa's remarks about her, bristled"Who Is this Eliza Ferret?" Hair pulling, anyone? Mary Anderson, meanwhile, Is burning about a TV appearance, with Zsa Zsa on her panel show. Petite Mary asked that her chair be built up with cushions so z z wouldn't tower over her A lev seconds before the show z z found out about Mary's padding and insisted on her OWTJ chair being built up, Ilouble X. 15 Years Ago In Becoming First, cla« scouts at this weeks court of honor wer» Bill Jontz, John ChMleB Bright, Claude Stewart and Tom Bsedir. Announcement has been to«i« o* Hie engagement of MJs. peawSto- Keet to William R. Lawsbi Tb» wedding is to take place in Mar. Ernest Hayes underwent an oration for appendicitis at vllle Hospital thli w«ek Playtime Answ«f to Previom HORIZONTAL 1 Popular playtime device 7 Children love these 13 Type of cat 1-4 Italian condiment 15 Aphrodite's beloved (myth.) 16 Beast 17 Rosary (ab.) 18 Broken piece of pottery 20 City in The Netherlands 21 Penetrate again 23 Indolent 26 Prophetess 29 Wave (op 31 Rely S3 Children like to st playgrounds 35 Networks 36 Short cuts 39 Vipers 40 Strong current 42 Modern (ab.) 45 Plague (comb, form) 46Footlikepart 49 Ascended 51 Musical interval 53 Arid spot Si Any is playtime 55 Enclose 56 Expunged VERTICAL 1 European mining district 2 Within ? Self-esteera <P|.) 4 Scion 5 Get up 6 Cleanses 7 Began 8 Rover 9 Wurttemberg measure 10 Title 11 Graduate (ab.) S5 Impose 12 Bargain event authority 19 One (Scot.) 21 Playgrounds are a popular summer 22 Iterate 23 Interstate commerce commission (ab.) . 24 Monotonous 27 Hardens 28 Cut off short 30 Mounted policemen 32 African cony 3-5 European gecko . 37 Doctors (ab.) 38 Bristly 41 Finer 42 Mar.uUcteMd 43 Biblical turn*' plate 48 Go by 47 Ba cry 48 Dispatch 50Larg*bo<V 5iChln«s» pagod* ST r

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