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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 1, 1952
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TAGE SIT •RLTnrF.VTT.T.K (AKTC.) COirRIPTR NEWS TOWTOAY, APRTL 1, THE BLYTHEVILLE COUIUF^R NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, HAINES. Publisher . HAKRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A, FHEDR1CKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second tliss matter at the post- office nl Blyllieville, Arkansas, under act of Con- Bress. October 9. 1917. Member of Tlie Associated Preis SUBSCRIPTION RATKS: By earner in the city of Dlylhcvlllc or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 2Sc per week. By mail, within a molus of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile roue, »12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Ye .shall do no unrlfhlcouiiirss In judgment, In nicleyard, in w right, or In measure.—Leviticus 19:35. » » • 1 hope I .shall always possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain, what I consider the most enviable of all lilies, the character of an "honest man."—George Washington. Barbs A critic says modern poets have one fnull in common. We've noticed that, loo —artLing poems. • * * Sonic iH'flpIc actually loiik like they are living Ihe simple life. Cities' Pocketbooks High Taxes Also Pinch A. gi'otip of governors and local officials met with congressmen in Washington earlier this month—shortly before that fateful day of iMnrcli 15, as a matter of fact—to worry over the problem of dividing tax dollars between federal, state, county and city government!). Overlapping, duplication and even triplication of taxes were discussed, but the net result of the talks seem to be merely the recognition that the. problem exists, is painful and is difficult of solution. We know that without being told, but nevertheless it is good to know that at least the matter is being discussed. Crux of the situation is this: High federal taxes pretty well clean out the taxpayers' pocketbooks, leaving little for the states to claim. Minus the state's take, even less is left for county and city governments. The overlapping, of course, is obvious when one considers that taxes on gasoline, tobacco, whiskey, admissions and estates are paid to both stale and federal governments. And here in Arkansas, as in a number of other states, we pay two income taxes—one to Uncle Sam March 15 and the other to the state Jlay 15. Some cities—Philadelphia, Pa., is one—levy a city income tax. Even brushing aside the thought of tax reductions as unlikely, the matter of to whom we pay them still retains its importance. Although the grand total remained the same, the taxpayers would benefit by [laying a lower federal tax and a higher state lax—a lower state tax and a higher county and city levies. Reason? The nearer home the destination of his tax money, the more control the taxpayer can exercise over its amount and use. There is no easy or single answer to the problem, but one apparent approach is the waste and cxtravagence in our federal government. However, Ihi* will Lie like pelting a blood transfusion from the proverbial turnip. A statement by Rep. Doughton (D- N'C) delineates the stumbling block here: "All (federal) jurisdictions arc hard up. ami all of them would be reluctant io rcliiKinish any source of funds." This is the rankest sort of half- truth, and Rep. Doughton should recheck his facts. Naturally the burgeoning bureaucracy in Washington will light for its self-established right to gra!> off n? big a slice of tax money as ii can get. But the "hard up" half of that statement is something the taxpayers aren't going to buy. Arkansas' Rep. Mills put his finger on a painful cause of the situation when lie said . . . "as the states rail on the federal government for help on programs they used to finance locally, the federal government necessarily has to move into fields of revenue previously claimed by (he states." Thus it appears to be a vicious circle—states are short on funds because! of high federal taxes which are kept high because states ask for federal funds to alleviate the shortages. The economy BX—a real one, nol just another piece of political hardware—must fall somewhere on this circle, and federal waste .seems to be ns good a place us any. The, taxpayers hero should make their wishes known to Arkansas' congressmen. The time is past due for utilizing our tax money here at borne by a more direct and less complicated and wasteful process than the invidious federal .handout with its strings of control trailing back to Washington. Congress Should Give Us v\ore Laws, Less Quizzes The power of Congress to investigate is inherent in its power to mak« laws. Bui it has been apparent that in recent years Congress has devoted a disproportionate share of its time to investigating, and too little to lawmaking. A recent survey by the New York Times gives some fresh substance to this complaint. The Times found that since 1!)50 there have been 2iJ5 investigations launched, and that GO are currently in progress. This makes Ihe 82nd Congress the most investigative one in U. S. history, and before it, the 80th and the 81st had established new peaks. The upward trend is unmistakable. Money voted for these inquiries by the 82nd Congress comes to $-1,100,000 in addition to funds regularly alloted for normal committee work. This is about ?tiOO,000 more than the sum allowed for the 81st. Right now about 20 proposals for new inquiries lire pending. They call for outlay of almost $ 1,000,000 more. There are so many separate probes thai Congress can no longer house them at all. It has begun renting hotel rooms in downtown Washington. The old Supreme Court chamber in the Capitol used to be just a sightseer's delight. Today it's in steady demand as a hearing room. Often the investigating groups hold both morning and afternoon sessions, thus limiting the average legislator's "law-making" to an occasional chase to the Senate or House floor for a roll call. This hardly seems a system designed to produce good laws. Another complaint is an old one but it's still valid. Investigations of the executive departments and agencies are so numerous that ma:y}' r federal officials devote a good part of their time to Capitol Hill. They fret|\icntly bring large staffs with them. This fact plus repeated committee demands for more data, reports and other supplemental work cuts heavily into llic department's regular operating funds. Certainly government service must be impaired in at least some of these cases. Thus w« have the spectacle of Congress in effect compelling a diversion of department funds at the very moment it is inquiring into thai department's methods of spending. No question about it, congressional investigating is now out of hand. Not only is it far too time-consuming in ratio to the law-making process, but it many limes is without serious purpose. The Times survey is a useful start toward showing the American people liow their Congress spends its time. The next step is equally important. We need to know how many of the hundreds of investigations conducted by Congress in recent years have actually led to useful legislation. And how many have been publicity circuses largely waste fid of lawmakers' time and the taxpayers' money. Views of Others Mexican Tax Riots Standing on the Tail Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Lack of World Disarmament Is Directly Traceable to Russia WASHINGTON — (NBA) — New tries rcvenlng their atomic stock- efforts toy the US. government to cbtiiin United Nations agreement cm Intcniationnt disarmament rtmy look somewhat, futile. In the face of stalemated peace negotiations in Korea, proposals for n $Sl billion U.S. defense budget, nearly 78 billion for foreign and the up of rrdueitiL,' a r m a- j-ctcr Edsun tuent.s may sound like a waste o[ time. But in this pre-Easter season, these disarmament talks offer about the only hope in sight lor ultimate pence oil earth. The United States. Britain, France and 39 other nan-Communist countries made a lot of Vmy in in the new cHsiinnaincnt plan they sub-mltted to the UN General Assembly in Paris November. This wn.s the plan which caused Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Vishiiisky to say, "I could nut .sleep last night because 1 kept laughing ai the . ludicrous, . . bubble" in (he wc-stcru disarmament plan. \VKSTKKN COUNTK1ES were quick to pick up the effective auti- Conununist art; time] tt in this; speech- Posters were plastered all 1 over western Europe showing Vi- shinsky laughing at the idea of disarmament. When the Soviet foreign Minister pot his insinuations straightened out by Moscow a week later, he changed hi.s time- Mut- what ciiuic out was the same old song of a Russian arm.s phin. U culled tor: First, prohibition of all ntomic weapons, with all coun- piles within 30 days. Second, reduction of major powers' armies by one-tliirci. International control of arms by the Security Council. The gimmicks in this Russian pUin have been apparent. First, Russia has inferior atomic bomb strength, so banning their use would be to her advantage. Second. Russia, never demobilized after Wcrld War II, so her armed force-s are now bigger and a one-third cut wouldn't hurt her ns much. Third, control of disarmament by the Security Council would give Russia veto power over every proposal. The American - British - French disarmament plan, on the other hand, offers a workable formula What's more, this plan has been approved by the military authorities of the major Western powers. It is a plan they arc prepared to carry out as proposed and bye with after its adoption. THIS PLAN would involve first n census and disclosure of all armed forces and weapons, with verification of inventories by inspection on a continuing basis. This proposal would check any Soviet bluffs on disarmament proposals, tor thus far the Russians have refuscl to consider any inspection of their military resources- Second, the western powers propose effective international control over all conventional weapons production and al! atomic energy production as well as fissionable materials. Third would come agreement on definite schedules for the balanced but his place is taken by Jacot Malik. While it is true that Russia have a veto in the approva of thl treaty—though not in its later ex ecution—it is pointed out that an treaty which Russia does not accep will not be worth anything. AS SECRETARY of State Dea Acheson said at Paris in urging th Russians to accept this propcsa "It contains no tricks." If the Rus stuns don't take it. the respouslb ity wilt be on their heads and th West will have another valu a nti-Communist argument. It has taken six years to mak this much progrei* towards di armament in the United Nation In 1946 there wa.s a two-pronge effort to get results. First was commission on Limitation of ven- ventional armaments. Second was an atomic energy contrcl group. These commissions met intermittently for two years. In January. 1943 the General Assembly approved an atomic energy control plan, but the Russians refused to adopt it. In January, 1950 the Russians walked out of both commissions and remained out for a year. Then the Russians asked that tatts be resumed. Australia Mien proposed that the atomic atid conventional armaments connnLv5ions be combined. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD the marital path on the that whirlwind romances HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Ex- lusively Yours: Now that Jane Wy- rms announced she"ll wed EVavls Kleefeld, It cnn be told that •ie match does not have the com- lete approval of Travis' socialite nama. She asked that Jane and "ravls wait for a long time before it ting icory on't make solid marriages, Jane greed, but has now jumped the un on the wailing time. • » * It's Ava Gardner as Tyrone Pow- r's co-star In Ul's "Mississippi Gambler," if borrow negotiations vith MOM RO through. • * « Until (lie biography of Fannie Brice, now i>einj» penned by Norman Kaikuv, Is published, executors of the estule of the late, beloved star will not discuss a motion picture (or a movie based on Fannie's life. Insistence will be nirulc at I)M- rtmg- time, I hear, on absolute fidelity In the book, with fiction strictly out. Lou Costello was having trouble conquering a scene Tor "Abbott and Costello Meet Captain KJdd," Jr ivhich he kisses Fran Warren nnc she swoons. "Come on, Lou," urged Director Charles Lament after several takes "Look, Charlie," grinned Lou 'I'm no Errol Flynn. I need ;tme 'or these scenes/' June Lang's making a film comeback in "Invasion U. S. A." Jon Hall's rebelling nt bare torso be ef ca k e roles. S ay .s he wn nts to -:eep his shirt on from now on . . . Piper Laurie's latest is Tommy 3nmina, accordionist on Harry James 1 TV show . . . Note from a ;i in Korea: "Betty Hut ton! Wow! What a gal. It was so cold we were wearing parkas but she showed up n a bathing suit. Her legs were almost purple before she finished her act." Talk!np about a Frank Fontaine "She remind* me of a telephone switchboard — when sb« walks, all her lines are biuy" EYE-OPENERS: Rita Hayworth was barred from 1 the dance floor at the swank Balboa Bay club because of a "no-slacks" edict . . . Hollywood hears that Garbo l s screaming to her attorneys over that recent article about her in Collier's , Marllyn Monroe's pouting B t a fan mag. She wears a bathing suit with a plunging neckline In "Clash by Night." The movie censors okayed it, but the magazine retouched a neckline Into the suit, « * • Beverly Tyler, who .scrammed a ur contract because "they promised me musicals and put me Into westerns," is out to prove something to Hollywood by starring in the Broadway song show, "Casey Jones." in the fall. It's no secret that BevcrJv sizzled when Shelley Winters grabbed the role she had been promised In "Meet Danny Wilson." Joan Crawford's denying a feud with Gloria Grnhame, "Feuds," says La Cra-vfonl, "don't interest me." . . . Preview flash: Stanley Kramer's "The Sniper"—based on soK-killin? headlines: Adult celluloid with a suspense wallop you seldom encounter on ihe screen. BORIS KARLOFF, puffing on a pipe on the set of Ul's "The Black Castle." was asked what kind of tobacco mixture he uses. "It's a blend I make myself." he said, "Wolfbfne and mummy dust." * * * The studios are combing the literary stockpile for tales set against the background of Africa since the box-office clean-up of "King Solomon's Mines" and the Academy Award winner "African Queen." Now it's Fox's "Naga Headhunters," from Eric ScvnrcEd's book. "Not So Wild a Dream." ruffed a low heart with the ace of spades. Even if the hearts had broken 3-3 declarer would have had only eleven tricks, but, it was a bit disappointing when West discarded the four of clubs. Undaunted by this disappointment, Sheinwold led the three of spades from his hand. West naturally played the four of, spades, and dummy's eight was finessed to win the trick. This allowed declarer to ruff another heart (with the king of spades) and still get back to dummy on the third round to run (lie rest of the hearts- All of these shenanigans impressed West vastly. Forgetting that South w a s obliged to bid a slam or give up meekly. West decided that declarer must have the ace-queen of clubs for his bold bid. West could see that d u m m y would scon set down to only three cards: one diamond and two clubs. He feared that he would be thrust in the lead with a diamond" and forced to return a club to declarer's (imaginary) ace - queen. What could he do to avoid this end It's Richard Carlson Instead of Peter Lauford in MGM's "Plymouth Adventure." . . . Dinah Shnre's sin led for two TV shows from Detroit . . . dark Gnhle and Sylvia are still haKfflint; about the financial te-ms of their divorce. • * • Liz Taylor and Michael Wilding want to do a movie together. RKO Is interns ted . . . Jane Powell's next at MGM will be "Small Town Girl" . . . Ken Murray's trying 1o snag Alan Ladd for his June 7 TV .show. If the deal is signed, Ladd will star in an original drama. play? West decided to throw his high diamonds and hope that his part- n er cou! d w in t he cl inrnond t ricl-c eventually. Then East would be able to lead through that much- feared ace-mieen of clubs . Hence West carefully threw away the nueen and Jack of diamonds. Sheinwold naturally threw away his remaining clubs and led the four of diamonds from the dummy. President Truman approved' this | ^tnen cZ.y woT the rT'of move in n speech to the General; th( , (ricks wilh * thc dlamonds j n his Assembly last May. This eamc after Senators and Congressmen, headed by Senator Flanders of Vermont, j urged the President to renew armament negotiations as the reduction of all armed forces and armaments. l urged the President to renew dls- Thcse proposals are to be dratted armament- negotiations as the only in treaty form by the new 12-na- [ hope. Senator Flanders declared ' "We have nothing to lose" if the Soviets reject such negotiations, "The whole tiou Disarmament Commission now meeting in New York. Benjamin V. Cohen is the principal U.S representative, Vishim-ky is not there, world if they accept. wins." I be Doclor Says- By KmVIN l\ JORDAN, M. D, (Written for NKA Service) Tlie .suljjivt nl heart attack, ailments by ft prominent, and dis- winch i,s uMuUy corn-.iary oivulsion j tingui.shFcJ physician, it was poiiU- or coronary tlm mbuM*. h;y.s Ijren I cci out that fear of heart disease oiten in this column. Al- tluiugh i hi s is mi alai in ins; condition whirii h'fqucntly smu;- to may react urnavcrnbly on the heart- it.srlf. and certainly on the other activities of the body. cntnc u-uhoul warning, ar.d from [ 133 the course of the article, he | which far tix) inan\ persons die , mentioned several patients who had j quite Middenly. I wish to imphn>iz'' j had heart attacks, but had been ! the hopeful and c-ncoi;rai:ni^ lea- ' able in surmount the mental effects ti;rc,s ct coronary occlusion. j and had led long and active ives Four ruayovf> iif small to wits in the Mexican it ate of Oa:\;uM and eight other persons have so far lost their Iwe.s in the taxpayers' rebellion that broke out Lisf week, H scctns to nave been a spontaneous ami violent v'roic^t against a new slate Law that would tax people for owning such articles <i5 beds, radio? and refrigerators- Although legislators have already qulcfcly wiped. tl:e new licensing off the books, the rioting and trinocLshrd <-ct off by it ha\e not yet ocen com- plrloly calmrd. The Mexican nay of getting relief from thr oppressive moves of government Is not open to approval. Mob rule is nl all limes deplorable. But Uic inMinut thai Lead? to inch resistance against taxes-and-ict-more -taxes is understandable. There is ft limit to human endurance. I-a^'maKers Ln aU lauds must realize that there is a grow nit; resentment wilhin (he hearts of the plain people i-\ cry where to Ihe piling of more lax burdens on their long ovemxed backs. —Dallu Morning Nc<v» At it appeitr.s that there are nine chance* out of n-n ot a person recnvenns (nun the ul- ' many years thereafter. Certainly, every experienced phy- ^ion will endorse the need for an • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Surprise Awaits You In Strange Hand By OSWALD .IACOI1V Wrlllen for NEA Service Don't try to make much seme out of the bidding in today's hand. The hand was played in a rubber bridge tournament many years ngo by my riend and as-odatc Alfred Shcin- vold. He needed a slam to beat his onenLs on the last hand of the hand, making hts ridiculous slam contract with an overtrick. Does anybody want to know why I take the space to describe such a fantastic hand? Look at the date of the newspaper. It will selle—not Dnrbin be newcomer June Ro- Judy G£*-land. Deanna ' any other singer—who will star in Louis B. Mayer's movie version of "Paint Your Wason." She's been under personal contract to Mayer for over a year. 75 Years Ago In BlytheYilh — Batesville, which dropped out of the Northeast Arkansas baseball league and was replaced by Blytheville, has petitioned League President Joe Bertig for re-admission. Dr. A. M. Wa.shhnrn, former Mississippi County health unit director, has been honored for "the best record ever made in the Harvard School of Public Health" for a man of his age. A property owners committee of five Mississippi Countians has been selected to "help put the county on its financial feet." On the committee are W. F. Wilson. A. C. Spellings, R. C. Branch, Hiram Wylie, J. A. Gwaltney and Charles Low ranee. Read Courier News Classified Ad* Orchestra Leader Answer to Previous Puul» . ta.-k o: coioiutfy ucelasum. In n re- ''- inirlhcent attitude by the person cent .study of >\\'l patients. ;\!ier nn ; *"ho ha,s had a heart ntWck by iculc coronary otvUiMon. iwo-iiilti5 [ pnttinc fear in the background. It or the patients made a cciijplou- i L - "^t ea>.y to develop this attitude. recovery. Another q\:nriri- of the lv,it the pa^age of time does help. 412 mudf a s-ali-tac-iiiry nvovcry I A I- any rate, rxi-epl lor occasional p.iin on ex- oruon On,-' >T,,.,:t,T »f th,- v. h.«i «cvov«,M h.ui h more than 10 years i\t th there is no doubt ; bat that nu\uy who have suffered i :l coronary nc elusion, can recover : "' n ™"™'™n* <^rcc and slay in hu,1 *'**' """" lor '"**»' ' \ know a number of Republicans who would K>ve the leadership we nrod i in the White House). I only ».«!: that Ihe people include me in number-Gov. Ki\rl Warren. sliid> w:i:- itiLuio, and I feu had 3i'> cd itv-iv than :i\e yr.ii> • JMoie limn eu:hi OUT ot ten wcic \ iMH'i-wed ;uio 'ix out ot ini vu'ie ir.ipU>\rc' :i:;il *-A out o! ten :i< lull- time work l!io p.trim;.* 11. i':'.'.- >a'<v.p \ Wa5 j us t a bench warmer on •Ah.-'C :u>: .if.Kk 'Kviinvd bi-Iorr : the Utuveisuy of Tennessee foot- Ihcy had iT.wl.rd the a si- of 43, ball (cam. When I ran for the state Iheic was only a shshtlv better o;i!- Senate I found 1 was billed lonk in thr older patients. I having been n first stringer. When Thru-line, an nMr: prison who Im i I ran for Congress they said I ;ui ncc.i by no means take! had been a star of Ihe Southeast- a pe-.-iim.-i-.L- view. | j, rn Conference, and when I reach II:AR CAN EMMNT.KR HKART ied the senate they jumped me In another trcont discri.-*icni of i clear up to All-America tackle. — heajl disc.uc and other physical, Sen. Est« Kcfauver. WEST A9S-4 ¥K9 » KQ J1 *K J84 NORTH A J82 » AQ8652 •» 42 + 96 EAST » J1043 • 963 SOUTH (D) * AKQ 103 ¥7 » A 10 8 5 + 107 5 Both sides vul. Soulh WM« North 6 4 (!) Pass Pass Opening lead—• K Kut Pass HORIZONTAL 1 Orchestra leader, Sammy VERTICAL 1 German metaphysician (1724-1804) 2 Scope 3 Period of time 4 Discerns 5 Join closely 6 River in Switzerland 7 Loud-voiced persons 8 Sea and stra near Alaska 11 Speaking platform 19 Obese 21 Rowing Implements match. Bidding the hand normally would get him nowhere, so he just bid the slam. West opened the king of diamonds and Sheinwold won with the ace. He immediately finessed dummy's queen of hearts, discarded & club on the ace ol hearts, and 5 Aeriform fuel B His has appeared on screen and radio 12 Greek war god 13 Rodent 14 Pseudonym o( Charles Lamb 15 Kind of tide 16 His recordings 9 ExclamVtion ., — ,P°P ular 10 Number 17 Hindu queen 18 Import duties 20 Clamors 22 Consume 23 Light brown 24 Wave top 27 Neglects 31 Monetary unit of Bulgaria 32 Common levels 33 Child 34 Compass point 35 Youths 36 Individual 37 Marvels 39 Doctrine 41 Social insect 42 Loose 43 Manchurian port 46 Request 50 Poker stake 51 Terminal 53 Unoccupied 54 Employer 55 Cereal grass 56Rols by exposure 57 Stripes 58 Weight of India i« Son of S«lh M A 0 K M CT T O A l_ M A ±^ H A E K A C U A E- E? R. a i p E W T 1 C- u 1 T T bd K N fc£ ;? O R 1 U fc~ E A\ A E K. S E O M. s & K A T R O y i_ F» l_ A T E /x, H T A. ^ 1 V 1 0 1_ A S O o T f^ ^ •J = T A K •-j O R b :* S LA q> 3 i fc- •y A M M A 0 M A A Z I N K 5 0 ft R I E~ « r* o i_ A X £ N T E R fc ^ A N S A T b= T A T £ X «3 24 Hint 25 City in Nevada 26 Level 27 Whims ^8 Short jacket 29 Sound quality 3d Let it stand 32 Associates 35 Utiaspirated 38 Challengers 39 Faucet •10 Die 42 Loader •13 Besmear 44 Handle 45 Passage in th« brain 47 British statesman 48 Singing voic« 4 9 Fewer S2 Brood of pheasants zi 25 31 ¥1 R» H 36

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