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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 2, 1952
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TAGB EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINE6, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. AdvertUlnj Manner Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlint*, Memphis. Entered ES second class matter at the poet- oflke at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1»17. Member of The Associated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service ic maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year. $2.50 for six months, 11.25 for three monthj; by mat] outside 50 mile- zone, 112.50 per. year payable in advance. Meditations Who did no sin, neither was tulle found In his mouth.—I Peter 2:22. * » • A true life Is at once interpreter and proof of the gospel.—Whittier. Barbs We wonder how many brides can bake their cake and eat it, too. * ,* * A Chicago man refused to speak at a banquet because he had nothing to wear. Some day somebody will refuse to speak because they have nothing to say. • • « It's hard to save anything when you step out to get money Just so you can step out. * « • The ylrls who have no trouble taking everything a man has are the ones who have what ft lakes. » * * The human foot is changing In appearance, says a scientist. How are we going to keep oilier dancers off of them? Blytheville Also Can Have This Industrial Opportunity Voters In Marshall County, Miss,, last week approved bond issues to finance five new industries. Among these is a ?5,000,000 electronics plant. Marshall County voters approved almost 30 to 1 the floating of a $1,700,000 bond issue to bring these industries to their county. ;' In Holly Springs, Miss., in a separate city election, the voters approved by more than 50 to 1 the issuance of bond* in the amount of |200,000 for the expansion of a brick and tile company there. Blj'fcheville, meanwhile, desperately scans the horizon^for new industrial blood only to see the plants go by to points farther south. What does Marshall County, Miss., have that Mississippi County, Ark., doesn't? Only ono thing: The legal ability to float bond issues for industrial purposes. Btit our position is not hopeless. On the ballot in the general election here in November will fae a proposed amendment to the Arkansas constitution that would give cities of the first and second classes the authority to float such bond issues when they are approved by the voters. Your vote for this amendment will help bring Blytheville out of its industrial doldrums. Basic Plan Needed to End Wage-Price Rise Cycle The raging controversy over the impact of a proposed steel wage boost on the general price level ought not. to be regarded as just another passing phase in the continual conflict involving labor, management and government. It has serious long-range import. On the surface, the elements of the dispute are these: the Wage Stabilization Board has^recommended thai steel workers get pay hikes amounting to 17Va cents an hour, spread over IS months in three installments. The steel companies declare they cannot accept this proposal unless they are allowed a price increase estimated at $12 a ton of steel. Defense Mobilize!- Wilson says the \VSB recommendations, if given effect, would be a grave threat to the country's stabilization program. He thinks they might serve as a basis for discussion looking toward a settlement, but that is all. -Major wage disputes are commonplace today. The public, confident always that each rew one will be compromised in, some fashion a s was the last previous one, perhaps does not appreciate the underlying dilemmas these controversies pose. The first great puzzle is the matter of where the truth lies. The unions present a set of claims regarding economic conditions, the needs of their workers, and the companies' ability to meet those ' needs. In reply, the companies offer their own version of conditions and their ability to pay. Almost inevitably, the argument revolves about the nature and meaning and size of company profits. The dispute may be settled by negotiation, but the puzzle remains. The reason is no agreed standards exist for determining what are legitimate and necessary profits. If profits are indeed a vital part of the working of the free enterprise system, then the proper,size of those earnings cannot be wholly a matter of opinion. It must be subject to some kind of objective determination. The unions and management are constantly in disagreement on the ciueslion of profits—and hence of the company's ability to pay. But worse than this, the government, taking the role of mediator and compromi.sor so often today, never tackles the fundamental. It deals with each case according to fluid rules which offer little or no guide to the future. The second dilemma is where to stop a succession of rounds of wage increases matched by price increases. Since the one begets the oChcr, how do you check the ascending spiral except by arbitrary limiting action? Every time another round is completed, it demonstrated a bankruptcy of economic statesmanship. Who has gained if the price increases roughly balance the wage boost and the move embraces nil major fields? No one. And all those people on fixed incomes have slipped another notch farther down the living scale. The round-robin thus resorted to is senseless, it simply reflects the dominant tendency of men in modern society to yield to pressures. Never have those pressures been more powerful, nnd never hnve they produced such fantastically absurd results. We are now debating about round s i x. Shall we thereafter have rounds seven, and eight, and nine? Where is this game supposed to end? We need a wnge formula founded on increases in effort, in productivity—in real wealth. With that we might get down to economic reality and away from the never-never land we've been traversing since the close of World War II. WEDNESDAY, APRTL J, Met Views of Others T rophetic Lines Of a Century Ago Britain's gieat poet, Alfred Tennyson, went to his rest long before Kaiser wllhelm, Hitler or Joe Stalin leagued with Salon for the world's torment. Yet Tennyson In one of his prophetic moods—and like all the better poets, he had them — fore-shadowed the war partnerships of America and Britain. He wrote In 1852: "Gigantic daughter of the West. We drink to thee across the flood; We know thee most, we love thee best, For art thou not ot Britain's blood? Permit not thou the tyrant power» To fight thy mother here alone. But let thy broadsides roar with ours." Thai sentiment probably was scoffed at a century ago on this side of the Atlantic. There was little affection then between America and Britain. About that, same time, an American poet. James Russell Lowell, wrote, In a style anticipating Ogden Nash: "John Bull, looking over the Atlantic In clwler At your aptness for trade, says you worship the dollar; But to scorn such 1-dollar-try's what very few do. And John goes to that church as often as joCi do." But a hundred years have mellowed feelings on both sides, while shrinking the world and bringing new perils. Americans and British now stand together for their mutual survival. —Arkansas Democrat SO THEY SAY Women who tr.v to hlrfe their age, Just call attention to it.—Actress Sylvia Sydney. « » « He (President Truman) thought that If It would help bring about peace and benefit the nation and the world, he would . . . run again. —Rep. Adolph J. Sabath (D.. 111.). • • » I love them when 1 marry them . . . but I guess I'm just too fickle.—Mrs. Betty Calamusa, 12- time divorcee. • * « Those who want Russia to master the world will vote for Truman or Eisenhower. Those who want America t/> rule will vote for SCarArlhur. —John B. Chappie, chairman of "Fighters for MacArthur." Opposing Lobby Groups Battle Again over New Immigration Bill No Place to Go txjt Down Poter Fdson's Washington Column— WASHINGTON—.(NEA)—A lobby battle of rival pressure groups, for nrf against passage of a new U.S. ode of Immigration laws, is now on. Organizations favoring tighter Immigration bars have lined up a- alnst groups that ravor letting more Immigrants come into the United States. Both sides are *or- mrdlng ammunition to their mem- Tew asking them to lay down a jarrage on Congress. At Blake are the so-called McCarran - Walter bills now before Congress. They arc tremendously complex measures, over 300 piges long, differing slightly on details. The Senate version was Pat McCarran of House version by Peter Edv>n ntrodnced by Nevada, the Francis E. Walter of Pennsylvania. • * * WHILE FOUR years of hearings nd investigations went Into the reparation of these omnibus bills, n attempt Is now being made to flllroad them through Congress. The idea is to bring them to a vote vtthout further hearings on the drafts of the bills, which were -nadc public and Inlroduced In Congress only a few weeks ago. These are the tactics of Senator IcCarran. Whatever one thinks of Ms opinions, he Is admittedly one f l,he shrewdest, most ruthless and last effective operators In Con- ress. There Is. however, some opposl- lon to his plan. Senators Estes Cefauver of Tennessee, Warren Ungnuson of Washington, Hurley \f. Kilgore of West Virginia and William Langer of North' Dakota have filed R minority report in opposition to the McCarran bill. Sen. Herbert Lehman of New York hr.K introduced an opposition bill. It^would set up a much more liberal mimigration policy, in line «ith the American melting-pot tradtion. Opponents of the Lehman bill say it would let In some«60.000 more immigrants a year than the 154,000 admissable under the McCarran quota system. Twenty other senators are backing the Lehman bill. In support of this Lehman substitute and the position taken by Senator Kefauvcr are some 20 national organizations. They include the American Bar Association Committee on Aliens, American civil Lberties Union, American Friends (Quakers) Service Committee, Americans for Democratic Action Council of Social Action for the Congregational Christian Churches. National Catholic Welfare Council and affiliated organizations, American Jewish Committee and eight other Hebrew organizations and the young Women's Christian Association. » * • OPPOSED TO these organizations, also with memberships in the millions, are some 20 patriotic societies. This group was organized in Washington March 18 at a meeting held in American Legion headquarters. The Legion Is not. listed among the organizations supporting the McCarran-Walter oils. The reason given Is that the Legion national convention has not had the opportunity to pass a formal resolution, endorsing the proposed legislation. So while individual Legion officials are Inking n lead in this move- ment, Its literature is being mailed out, from the Daughters of the American Revoutlon headquarters address, 1176 D St., N. W., Washington. D. C. Welborn Mavock of American President Lines is acting as secretary. In addition to the D. A. R. other organizations in this group are Patriotic Women of'America. Sons of the American Revolution, American Coalition. Ladies of tht Grand Army of the Republic, Society of the War of 1812, National Sojourners. Wheel of Progress. Disabled American Veterans, Military Order of the Loyal Legion. Service Star Legion. National Society of New England Women, National Society of Descendants of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company, and the Japanese-American citizens League. * • * THE LAST mentioned Is of particular Interest. Mike Masaoka was one of the leaders In getting this group together. He is now its treasurer. Because the McCarran-Walter bills remove Ihe _old Immigration law's Oriental exclusion ban. Masaoka is convinced they are all right. So there he is. the ony hyphenated American among all these five-generation or more, 100 per cent American outfit* They think he's wonderful and he thinks vice versa. Most of the other Immigrant groups, however, «re over in the other camp. They include Sons of Italy Polish Legion, Czechoslovak National Councl. ' This coming fighl over the Immigration legislation will be the second time these two rival groups have clashed In Washington this year. The first batte was over Universal Military Training. On the Immigration bill battle, the going may be rougher. E rskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD (NfcA) — Guys and Dolls: It's SO years In show business for giggling Ed Wynn, who's finally dropping the "Iron Curtain" he's always kept around hii youth-. fvil memories. I've never reminisced," he lold me, "but I know I have to this year. Fifty years In «how business Is an event." Some of Ed's reminiscing: He ran away from home at 15 to play a mandojln for a medicine man on a buckboard wagon. On Aug. 8, 1902, he made ms stage debut /or us a week In Norwich, Conn., Ui a stock company presenting the play. "American Grit." "My mother was Turkish, and my father was a Bohemian Jew," he giggled. "So what role did they give me? Thes- cast me as a 70-year-old Methodist minister!" But there was vaudeville between the acts, lie said, and "That's where I got my chance to be funny. I remember it well because I'm still telling the same jokes." » • • Now it's the "Reissue Harrio." •Lois Colliers got one for her role of Kent Taylor's girl friend in the "Boston Blackie" films. No up-to- date poodle cut for Lots, who says: "It's- medium length — not too short and not too long. You know why? So I won't be out of style when they reissue the pictures for the next 10 years. My clothes are the same -^ suits and medium- length skirts. Reissue clothes." Lois is beaming about her sophisticated role with Kent in the "Blackie" films—"It's real Myrna Loy 'Thin Man' stuff even with a dog resembling Asia — after four years of simpering'ingenues at UI. "The best role I ever had at Universal," says Lois, "was in 'Slave Girl. But -I can't say as much for the story. Bred Crawiord bought me for $2 and spent the rest of the film trying to get rid of me." He Keeps Them Guessing Perfumed fan letters have teen smelling up Pox's fan mail department since the release of "The Day the Earth Stood Still" and the reason is tall, craggy-faced British import Michael Rennie. Rennie didn't even kiss Pat Neal in the wience-fictlon opera, but he has a Rood Idea why dlstaff-slders are drooling. "If. made them wonder how I would make love." he theorized on the "Ltis Miserable. 1 ;" set. "Giving them the idea that you might do it inspires romance in women. I hope I never have to play big love Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. (Written for NEA Service) There are several kinds of pros-, ate trouble. One of thorn simple | nlarsement—ts definitely an asso- tatton with growing older. Al- hoiigh In many men the prostate ends to shrink wllh aee. In some t cnnrRcs Instead. Because of the osltlon In which It. lies. It* l n - reascd si?.? partly shuts off the free low of urine. The first sign Is likely to be deny and difficulty in beginning uri- alion. This develops rather rapidly o a $lage In which the bladder inl be completely emptied, when his happens the bladder wall he- omes thickened anrt therefore Is ble to hold lew urine so trmt the lesire to urinate conies more mud; more often. | As tXe amount of urine remain-' Inp in the bladder Increases, the difficulty becomes worse, the blarf- tirr holds le.w and there is Increasing frequency. It Is likely to be worse at nlpht. The amount of pain, Irritation, anrt the local discomfort present from mlarermenl of the prostate varies from man to man. The Mo-p can be disturbed and. Just as important, there i.< a real danger of developing kidney trouble because of the barklns up pressure from the urine held In the bladder. Some I imps a man with an enlarged prostate suddenly finds himself unable to urinate at all. The badrter then has |<i be emptied by the use of a tube, railed a catheter, which Is passrrt Inlo the bladder With the help 0 I j catheter the bladder can he emptied anrt the symptoms relieved temporarily DON'T RE1.V ON TUBE How»v»r, It k not UiUAUf nit lc rely Indefinitely on th'e use of the catheter tube nor to leave one in place for very long because of the danger of Infection. When the proslale has enlarged so much that the u<e of a catheter is necessary lor better still, belorc- andi. expert, advice and treatment Is needed. There Is no medical treatment lor a hypertrophicd prostate pland. (hat fs. thrre IK no medicine which can be taken or given which will mnke the prostate gland shrink. The treatment consequently tj by surgery. For this, several different methods of operating on the prostate sland are available to relieve the symptoms and lo remove some of the excessive tissue. In answer to B B.. this operation doeji not nec- ewarily mean sterility. Any American who Is Informed mat so many other thousands of fellow Americans 'think he's fit for the presidency—well, by golly, tf he isn't proud, then he Jiist Isn't an American.—Ocn. Dvvlght Els- enhower, ••ccolvlni New Hampshire primary returns. We cannot Isolale ourselves from our neighbors in the rest of the world. When something hurts them it hurts us. When some- ihlnj? helps them It helps us.— President Truman. • « • I llkp to think of it (poetry) as statements made on the way lo the grave—Dylan Thomas, Welsh poet • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Trouble Will Com* With Bad Bidding By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The hand shown today played an important part in the recent Van- derbllt Gup tournament. Both North and South stepped a trifle out of line In the bidding, and the result was that the partnership was WIST * 109 V AQ»8 XOKTH »A3 V K ,T « J } « K7S« 402 CAST *QJ852 ¥ 103 • AQSJ *AQI064 MMJTH *K764 « 1085 *KJ83 Neither side virt. Swt* Weal Ncrtb T.ut Pass 1 * Double Redbl. 1N.T. Double Pirn p»» Ifl in serious trouble. North hart a doubtful takeout double of one club. ,\fost good players would wait lor a better hand, both In high cards and In distribution. Some Rood players might overcall with one heart on the North hand: and others would simply pass. When North did double, East re- doubted, ud H wu up tc J"-»- te pass with a weak hand. The actual 3ld of one no-trump made it impossible for North to rescue himself at one heart, and it warned North against. Interfering unless he "iad a really good suit. If South had passed. North would have been in no serious trouble at one heart. The chances are that the opponents would have played the hand at a part score in spades or no-trump. i When the hand was actually played. Johnny Crawford, holding the West hand, found the killing opening lead — the ten of spades. South won with the king of spades to lead hearts toward ibe dummy. .Crawford took the ace of hearts at once to lead Ins remaining spade, forcing out dummy's ace. Now there was no way to get to the South hand, so declarer led the king of hearts and tried a third round in the hope that the suit would break evenly. This set up two heart tricks for Crawford. He took one of them and shifted to diamonds whereupon bis partner, George Rapee, could get two top diamonds and the rest, of the spades. Rapee could eventually lead a club through declarer, and the defenders eventually won ten tricks, collecting 700 points on a hand that they would normally drop below game. scenes. It's better to keep guessing. "Once you successfully play » love scene, its g n awful »-iggl« to get out of the lover class. The* try to keep you looking as fresh' and as young as possible up to the bitter end. How long can a man Iteep It up?" * * * Joan Crawford's free after more ' than 25 years as a £ t ud j 0 movje queen and she's wide-eyed about .strange sound stages and taking a hand In the production of her own movies, Why hasn't Joan Joined Lorettm Young, Barbara Stanwyck, Bett« Davis and Irene Dunne as a frefe- lance lass before this? "I don't know," she ays. "Id something you work up Ui IU frlfthtenlnjf »f (er al wv , having hart > home base. But Mnf Irtt tt the most vondrrful reeling In the world." Joan's pictures havent all been' bell-ringers since "Mildred Pierce,", but she doesn't blame her former Warner bosses: "I did beg to play 'Humoresque'i and 'Possessed.', And I chose 'Good-' bye, My Fancy' because nobody in' it was frustrated and there were no inurder.s. But only half of the fans were glad for the change of pace. The others told me to go on making hard-boiled pictures." TV Brings Back Memorie* Humphrey Bogart's confessing h« ' was a bug-eyed viewer of TV's presentation of the stage and movla hit, "The Petrified Porest." It was Bogie's role of the killer, Duk« Mantee, which catapulted- him to fame. He remembers: "There were only H> pages o{ dialogue but no one ever took their eyes off Duke because they weren't sure^when he was going lo shoot up the place. It was the jreatwt' role I ever had." Bette Davis and the late Leclt*' Howard M-ere Bogart's co-stars In' the film and it was because of Howard that Bogart is a 'movie star today. He told me: "I almost didn't get th« movia role. Warners wanted Eddie -Robin-, son for the part. Leslie heard about' it and Uild Jack Warner he wouldn't do the picture If I wasn't cast as Duke. I owe my whole movie career to Howard." IS Years Ago In B/yfhevii/e— C. B. Crigger, long Identified with river control this see-" tan has been invited to attend a meeting in Washington, D. C.. of the Mississippi River Flood Control Association. " " John Cavendex has been, named, assistant county agent to D. 8. Lantrip. Mrs. 8. J. Smith of Luxora and Memphis entertained 32 guests with; a bridge luncheon at the Hote'l- Noble in honor of Mrs. B. C. Pouncy. ol Memphis who leaves wlthJn a lew days for Europe where she will see the coronation of King Qeorge' In Europe a girl does not date before she is 16; she doesn't have a date alone even when she is engaged. Here (in America) by the time they get married there's nothing left. It's not the children's fault. It's not the parents' fault. It's the system.—Actress Marlene- Dietrich.. If we are going to be a beacon light lor the rest of the world. we must'make our democracy as fair, as just and spiritual as any government could possibly be.— Gov. Earl Warren. Soup to Nuts Answer to Previous Punl* HORIZONTAL 1 soup 7 Appetizer 13 Egg dish 14 Celery and 15 Colorado city 16 Most pallid 17-Groove 18 Ogle 20 Born ZlEternilj 22 Minced oath 23 Wisp (Scot.) 24 Scorn 26 Indian province 27 Greek letter 28Winglike part 29 French plural article 30 Rocky eminence SI Communion plate 34 Thrive 38 High notes in Guido's seal* 39 Roast • 40 Malt beverage 41 Is able 42 Drink of *pu-IU 45 Jutting roc* 44 Country in Asia 46 Delay 48 Saltpeter! 49 Heavy 50 Odors 51 Mr. Hemingway VERTICAL 1 gr«n 2 River in Siberia 3 Fruits 4 Landed 5 Spread to dry 6 Earaches 7 Contended 3 Wing-shaped 9 Nothing 10 Grass genera 21 Spanish coin 12 Respect 19 Bring forth young 22 Consumed 23 Former Russian rulers 25 Removes 26 A part 36Cheeri 28 Shaking 37 Ruler 31 Salted 39 Melal 32 Visigoth king 42 Earth 33 Raccoon dog 43 Tribe 34 Green vegetable 35 Procession 45 Fruit of hors*> radish tree 47 Ever (poet.)

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