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PAOB KTOITT THK BLYTHEVIIXI COUMXB MEWg THX obuiucH xnra oo. H. w. HAiNie, ruuubtr HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant PuUfcber A. A. FREDRICK80N, UltOT PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvtrtUuf *ol» N»tlon»J AdvertWnf WtUtc* Wltcwr Co, N** Vert, Chk*««, Detroit, Atl*nU, VUmphU. u itcond eU« B»tt*r •* th« pact. ef(t« »t Bl)>th*v|lle, Arkuuu, und« *ct of Coo- treu, October », 1817. Member of Th« SUBSCRIPTION RATES! By curler In the city of Blythevlll* or any luburban town where carrier t*rvlc« |j maln- Ulncd, 25o per week. By mail, within a radius ot M miles, fs.00 per jreir, 12,50 for six months, M 25 for thru montni; by mall outclde 60 mile zone, 112.60 per year payable In advance. Meditations In Ihe Lord put 1 my (ruit: how a»y ye to my foul, Flee as a bird to your mountain?—l'«ilmi 11:1. * • * Exercise your Qod-glvcn power of trust. I/ook Kpl Salvation Is provided, and nothing remains to bo done. Take holdl Take holdl Do not wnltl —Bishop Janes, Barbs For loU of kids who sow wild oaLs, father l« Ilia thrashing machine. * • » Breakfast should be »Un In Ellenu, uyi i dietitian. What chance haj * man who »U;eii Ute at Ihe offk« Ihe nlflit before? * * * The art of conversation Is dying oat, according to a writer. He should visit eomebody who has just hart an operation. » « . Why li It that so many people think th»t ht- In, broke !• tomethln* to write home •bout* * « • -, One of the big reasons for being over-weight it that a man'« weak tide \t his Irulde. • Spring Brings Warning Of Dangerous Dog Days The traditional dog—and cat—days are still a few weeks off", hut don't let that fool you, for rabies, according to Mississippi County Health Unft records, shows no preference for season. Last year, well over 100 persons in i. Mississippi County, were victims of dog bits. Thus far in 1952, 16 people hava been given treatment lifter heing bit • by animals believed to be rabid. There is nothing to indicate that the hot summer weather brings on rabies •ny quicker than cool spring breezes ... not in Mississippi County, anyvvny. So if your dog has not been vaccin- Sted for rubies, see to it that he re- c«ives his inoculation before some neigh, bor's child has to undergo the painful rabies treatment. If ycm own a cat or other animal, keep it at home, out of harm's and rabies' way. Rabid dogs cost the taxpayers of this state thousands of dollars each year. Don't contribute to this dread and preventable disease. Be sure your dog has been vaccinated. Air Base Program Must Go On DespiteN.AfricanWaste This country's North African air base program is under justifiable suspicion. Two separate investigations, one by the House and another by the Senate, have dredged up ample evidence of waste, mishandling of money and inordinate delays. An Army auditor who inspected ttie whole effort reported to a Senate committee that something like a conspiracy of graft is operating in North Africa. From others have come accounts of organized cheating on work hours, mass loafing', widespread firings and even ^ffrunkcnncss. The Army Engineers, handed the job in haste by the Air Force, turned over actual construction to a group of private contractors. Signs indicate that original cost estimates of $300 million for the entire project may be doubled by the time the bases are finished. Costs have soared steadily, and delays have aggravated that problem. Confronted with this story, top defense officials might naturally be moved to cancel the whole business in disgust. « is sickening to realize that work of this nature cannot apparently be carried on without running afoul of the worst imaginable, pitfalls. Calling a halt is exactly what was proposed by Sen. Lyndon Johnson's preparedness committee. But despite the strong impulse in (his direction, U must be resisted. The North African bases are too important. (Aim.) omrvrro Th«jr in r*rt ot a rAg ftebW n*i- work of airfields who« »i m J« to extend th« reach of American air power, and, mo«t particularly, our atomic »tr«ngth. Th« great long-rang* bomb«r li not our chief reliance a« * transporter ot th« A-bomb. We are putting h«*vy dependence upon f a »t medium Jet bombers capable of dolnjr effective battle with enemy jet fifhter., And those medium planes need bases closer than America to 2 potential enemy—the Soviet Union. That is the point of bases in Britain, on th« continent of Burojje, in North Africa and on the Middle Eastern fringe. Without them, the A-bomb could In reality prove to be a weapon of limited usefulness. For we would have no reasonable assurance that we could deliver the bomb in any great volume. If these are the military realities, no sound cane can he made out for abandoning the North African project. Quite the reverse, it ought to he speeded up to compensate for the delays already encountered and to avoid some part of the rising cost burden. In launching a clciui-up of the program, Secretary of the Army Puce is following a proper course. A taxpayer, looking at the report of how his money bus been wasted, might not bo satisfied with this solution. But it would he no economy to leave the United Stales without one vi(a| link in its growing chain of forward air bases, The job must be done. Investigation lias now put the Pentagon on test to get it accomplished speedily and efficiently. There can be no excuse for repetition of -the sordid events thus far recorded in North Africa. Views of Others Southern Lab Show A "new cotton" show recently conducted at Washington hy the sericulture department, for the Congressional Olub, seems to have had t preponderantly Southern Regional Research Laboratory "script." virtually every exhibit—finer* that are soluble In water, wrlnkle-reslstAnt fabric, rire.sses made of "rerlllizcr DUB" material, an elastic bandage—previously was heralded as a product of the steadily developing lakefront research center. If the showings Included anything new from l)ic lab, It was a "Hncn-llke cloth matte from low-grade flhcr. Chemical treatments to add luster to cotton are a current project, and probably Ihe Initltullon's new dea'.e-weave looms figured also In the "linen" development. Considered abroad as the best cotton-research facility In the world, this 10-year-olil "miracle mill" devotes ILsclf also to sweet potatoes, cotton- KCd, pcaniita, rice, oils and othVri : Soiithland products. In the cotton line alone, however, even this partial list of Its achievements during the pnst few years Is impressive. Treatments to Increase sheen and strength; resist ftnme, dirt, rot, mildew, heat, electricity, wrinkling, nnrt wear; and increase the properties of dye-taking and waler-absornllon. To this must be atlded mechanical Inventions /or cutting lint and Hulling bale-cotton; testing devices concerning siimhlne, warmth, fiber-shape, and a variety of things going to establish general standards for all fillers and fabrics. All these are available for Industrial and commercial use. —New Orleans Times picayune THEY SAY The Communists are. on the run In the labor movement; their Influence Is declining day after day.—Philip Murray, president, CIO. • * • People think they can stay home, take a pill and be cured, 'mere Is not shortcut to Father Time In the cure of TB— Dr. John Znrlt, chairman, Colorado stale TB Control Committee. • • * Alter the prewure groups run over as ... only about 1.000,000 are actually available. . . We ought to be ashamed of ourselves.—Draft Director Lewis u. Hershey. • » * Any blanket prohibition will deprive the American people of first-hand Information concerning Governmental processes. — Prank Slanton. president. Columbia Broadcasting System. • * * He fJoseph Orslnll told our Investigators thut our security officers were like so many choir boys. —E J. Shaughnessy, N. Y. director of Immigration anrt Naturalization. • • . H l» my guess that Ihe Russians do not want lo risk the future o( Communism by ttArttng a war.—Sen. Robert A. T«ft. • • « It seems deplorablo that with all we cherish ultimately »t staka . . . there should Ult) be questioning at home «s to why we are in Korea. —Gen. Matthew Rldgway. • • • His (Sgt. Cornelius Charlton's) death makes a liar out o[ Paul Uoheson and others who hsvn claimed Ihe Negro will not fight (or our conn- try.—Van Charlton, father of Medal of Honor winner Sgt. Cornelius Charlton. » • • Primaries may not always me»n much, but thry can blow a candidacy sky-high. — Rep. Chttlw KiUkck CR, Ind.). THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1WJ III Windsor SenotorTaft Piter Ed son's Washington Column— Johnston Formula Limits Steel Industry on Price, Wage Hikes WASHINGTON I NEA) — In one of the early conferences on the steel mlustry wage Increase bargaining. Sconomle Stabilization Director Roger U Putnnm Uild the steel company executives, "you are now gambling with your own mn- ney." What he meant was that as the official representative of the U. S, Pi o v eminent dealing with such problems, he Teler £dson could not. agree n advance that all wage Increases would bo covered hy an Office of "Mce Stabilization-authorized in- reXfi* in steel prices. In other words, If the steel com- anles granted any substantial ''age Increases, the money to pay or them would have to come lurge- y otlt ot steel company earnings. MR. PUTNAM'S authority lor Ins positlc.i K iies back lo his pre- ecessor In the stabilization job. Eric Johnston. Last. April. Mr. ohnston issued what he called ''the 15 per cent earnings standard for iiture increases In price ceilings." t was intended to cover situation.? uch as have now nrisc-n in the tec] wage case. Whnt the Johnston formula was iitenried to do was define wlmt. onstitmcd a "gcncrully lair and quitable price," as required hy the Jefense Stabilization act. It attempted to set a standard for ermltting industry-wide increases i celling prices where costs had Isen .so much that the ccJIIiiB was 0 longer fftlr and equitable. It was a yardstick for detcrniin- g the extent to which whole In- dustries — though not individual firms in the Industry could be expected to flbsnrb future cost in- crease.s out o! profits. By this device it was hoped to avoid granting of a price Increase every time there was nn Increase in costs. IT is A tremendously complex thing. But In the simplest pcssible language the Johnston formula declares that if the average return before taxes on the net worth of nny Industry is below 8S per cent of the avorase profit for that Indus-! try for the three best year.s in the pre-Korea, iniO-t!) four-year period, then price ceilings would have to be increased to bring the nveraje return up to B5 per cent. On the other hand, if the profit average after cost Increases Is shown to be above 85 per cent of net worth, then no increase In celling would be per- mlucd. When the Johnston formula wa.s fiivit announced, it was variously construed as a freeze en profits control, or as n disguised means for rolling back profit.?. Actually it is none of these things, It Is a standard to apply on an Industry-wide ba.sl-3, and not on a eompnny-by-conipaiiy basis, sr, far, the Johnston formula has been applied In only a few instances. l.V OXi; CASK, one lead storage batteries, an increase in the price of lead last year caused a cc.st increase for the whole industry. This threw il-s profits below 85 per cent of the best three-year average in Ihe four-year period. OPS allowed a price Increase. The Johnston formula has been applied in only a few minor wage Increase cases, It has been used to prevent price Increases more often than it has been used lo grant them. But it has had no wide application and It has not been used In any major industry case. Industry figures for the last quarter of 1951 and for the full calendar year 1031 will not be available for several weeta. OPS says these figures may be used as a base. Additional costs arising from any wp.ge increases approved are then ,addcd to determine what future operating costs will be. Thus the steel industry will not have to operate below the earnings standard for any period of tijue before price relief could be applied for, If any such Increase Is justified under the Johnston formula. "Net worth," as used in the Johnston formula, is defined by OPS as capital stock, surplus and surplus reserves. But the steel com- panics insist the term "profits bc- lore taxes" is meaningless, since tExes are a definite part of operating costs. • * • AI,L THESE indefinite factors make impossible any precise forecast on how the Johnston formula wilt fit the steel wage case.. The best example that, can be given on how it will work Is hypothetical: Suppose the steel companies' prolils before taxes were 13 per cent of net worth In 1947, 15 per cent in 1018 and 14 per cent In 1!M9. The three-year average would be H per cent. Eighty-five per cent of that would be approximately 12 per cent, no price Increase could be npproveri. The puzzle would then he to find some other formula that would satisfy the unions, prevent a strike, keep the steel ccmpanies prosperous and still not raise prices too much N HOLLYWOOD l<y CJtSKINE JOHNSON N'KA Stuff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclll- "The Black: Castle'" vely Yours: z?n Zsa Oabor will go! "In the opiums scene I bury a s far as Ihe movie censors will al-;num alive and from then on it ow in her strip-tense scene Inlets srusomcr." Karloff goes lo tCiM's "Lill," bul she's pnullns;: Unulnnrt for a movie In August "No cheesecake pictures, please, It mav be I'oe's "The Telltale "I don't sink I have to do cheese- Heart," icuiale ake. Why should 17 I don't w.mtj ,SC,,H nrad>-s nuothiK n movie . It's enoueh zal Hollywood im- i ,-hoi us qirl u ho .said .she could hard- ! resscs me in my fourth movie." i ly u ; ,it to see "Viva Zapata." She The Oabor answer to inoviptowii tolrt Scott: -i remember Vi"i well"' leow-glrls who say llial her anil- | -. ' ' ' irrsccnke policy Is dictated by ai - •nlizntlon !hnt the rest of Zsi 7.-3 \ B round with his ace. He shifted to the Jack oi clubs, which was allowed to hold the trick. When South droppeit the ten of clubs, Flshbcln could read the distribution of declarer's hand. He already knew that South had only a four-card diamond suit. He now kiieiv Hint South had a slngle- Um clubjThls left him eight cards In the mS;or suits—j-et he had prel- fcrred not to birl either of them. art lo wear a balhinp suit and ho pproved hy six producers licfw Rot zls new imt. One- producer inked at, me nud ,s;iki It was a Ity ley rildn'l. sell tickets for zts event." • * • l.lt Ta>lnr's ntw hubby ran sUrl blushing. A loral theater h hlllinj: him n.i "Mlrhael Wllillng— Mr. F.Uiiibclh Taylor." Ills bun in London, Inrldf nl.illy, K ihal I.li and Mike alre.ulv are. hirhli; tlir nursery. . . . Director Arthur l.ii- hln's plvrn up tryinir In snaij Mas West for i mnvle "molhcr" role. She's saying slir'll do ti "Illnnuiml 1.11" character, or none r>l all. Shelley Wintois' latest word on her romance with Vlttorio GSFSman: "He's dniiiR f.reat things for my temperament." .... s.numy ON BRIDGE End Play Is Worth Trying in Tight Spot Vrlttrn for NEA Service Tho rnri play u a weapon thai. >' u expp, t ui ;(.£ used hy the ''.M'int .icchicr .lie times his plays i ciiiefiillv and Ment.ually turns the; lend nvor to one of the. defend-1 i-rs. whose return Li bound to sue-1 ullcc a trick In today's hand we .see Hurry Kishhrin. ot New York's Mnyfalr riub. execute an enl play as a defender. Tills shouldn't surprise any- h dy. since the p,-, x of Pifiy-Srv- \ eiuh Stieet h,\ s ,1 u a j o j tmn-i ni^ nil the rule.s uix^ide down and siiu lauding cm his icel Pishnem onened the thica .VORTII (Dj WEST v assai » A 73 + J 2* 3 » Pass V None » KQJ2 + K 7 6532 EAST *J4 VKCJU 4 483 + A Q 9 8 \ SOUTH * A 1086 * A J87 * 10031 * It) Roth sides vul. Easi SouUi Pass 1 » Pass 2 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—» 3 ho.ms trom the West Tony Martin's next musical at RKO, . . . It's wedding bells in September for Frank Weslmorc. yonngM of the makeup clan, end OitiRev C'.av- ton, a red-h,ilrM skater with the Ice Follies, ; Bofi* K»rlofl on Ui« plot of UN'tj ol Eil si s.ulh won flfnr Icarly he didn't have a five-card Now KNibeiti eoulrt count declarer's trirks. .South could obviously make four spades aurt three dla- mond- \von n trick It would I'lc. 50. South next, and < ^ith (he ace nf ,„.,,,,, lv .,^1*1.1 -<iinh had the jack of j obviously h? fatal [or the defrnd- Hiice Fast would h.ue nl.-iy- crs lo lead hearl.s. for that wculd surely let. declarer mnke his ninth H)» jiick rather than the qii lieart^ it he had been able once over tightly- By A. A. Frcdrlckson What with *prin« In the «Jr tat pencn&l preoccupation with . new relative, I sun in little or.no mood lo worry with the iffaln of the political squirrel cage, hut I feel obliged to mention In passing t recent utterance by one Harry Truman, retiring president. After Harry told the commoner! my worrlet at the 100-huck-a.grab Jefferson- Jackton fiesta that he wai tossing In the towel, a number of folki asked me what on earth I'd do for subject matter. All things u«-vjv vv II.H t>v>-* , r\ti C (1411C a VWIi»IUCI ' ed. I find that to be the least of i Alter working this all out. Fished Ihe dUmonrts I hoin sot cm sr.felv with til.s lust ;m took the second j diamond. Declarer could t»k« his The DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Tapeworms or flat worms, of which there are several kinds, are one of several varieties of Intestinal worms. All of the various kinds of tapeworms — the broad tapeworm, the dwarf, rat, beef, and the porfc tapeworms — can invade human beings. Tapswoims are present all over the world, but they arc more common In some countries than In others, particularly among persons who have unfortunate eating habits. The beef tapeworm Is the most cosmopolitan. Both the adult worm and the larvae (which Is the young stage in the life cycle of the worm) can become parasites of man. When first infected with adult worms, human beings usually do not show any symptoms. When symptoms do develop they are not always alike, tut depend on the number of worms present, the susceptibility of the patient to the tapeworm's poisons and the size to which the worms grow. Such symptoms as do appear usually consists of a vague JeoJing of discomfort, disturbed digestion, and frequent diarrhea. loss of weight sleeplessness and vague pains In the stomach, Sometimes anemia is present or other signs In the blood The diagnosis, of course, depends on finding parts of the tapeworm or Us eggs in the feces, All tapeworms are made up of « head, characteristic for each variety, and segments attached to .the head like links of a chain. At the tail end, the segments contain eggs which are shed off. Of course, there are some differences In appearance and behavior of the different kinds of tapeworms. Eggs Bet In Fool Most infestations of human beings come from swallowing the egr>s of a tapeworm in food. When the kind of tapeworm Is Identified by examination of the segments or eggs found in the feces. appropriate treatment can be begun Tills consists of drugs which are called "anthelminllcs." There are many of these, some of which have been used for centuries. The choice of the proper drug to use Is difficult and the first treatment Is not always successful. Fortunately, the success of the treatment can be checked by finding the head of the parasite cure Is not complete until the head has been separated from the Intestinal wall to which It Is attached and eliminated. spades and his last diamond but he would then have to lead clubs from the dummy or hearts from his own hand. II declarer won the fourth dia- monl in dummy. East would discard a henrt on the last diamond, saving two clubs and a heart to win the last three tricks, if declarer won. the fourth diamond In his own hand, East would di»card a club on the last diamond, saving two hearts anl one club to win the last three tricks. Either way, declarer was end played. "If out to pasture. It couldn't hapl wt h ?. 1 j £ r fellow an(1 I ° n 'J wisn H had happened sooner—say a "\ ou t the time Tom Pendergast decided he needed another pawn in Longress. since no real politician ever leaves Washington, I wonder what socially-conscious lobby Harry will nind up fattening off of Matter of fact. r m Just as tired must be plcasanter. funnier and more cultural things to expound unon. Uke ox-slayings or dope-run- nine, for tir.l?ncc. I'm Just as tired of meditating on Horry Truman and his menag- erle of polecats ns I «m of n 'I taxes which threaten to overtake us. I have a bellyful of federal waste and extravagance and fumbling and half-cocker; policies and general governmental woe. CONTRARY TO unpopular opinion, most of us folks in this business get no sadistic kick ollt ' of hinging crepe. Unfortunately, how- k>> ever, there is a mess of It layln. v ' around needing hanging, and there II be more before there'a less Id be more than happy to burn my typewriter If I could in the knowledge that there were no more rocks that needed throwing I'll match anyone In my dislike of five Inli ce ", "• rt «P freezes, mink coats, ships and all olher such merchandise and appliances when they polS hallmarks of American As long as there are two human beings alive lo shake hands, rub noses, debate or club one another there will be adequate material for a man with a literary needle. Harry Truman lust happened to be a large and slow-moving latest. * » • NOR DOES IIAHRY'S application for retirement mean we've heard the last of htm. And it probably will be many weary moons before the effects of his presence in federal government will wear oH. A vanishing act by Harry, unfortunately, is no guarantee of a return to virtue. Should Harry's successor be of a in mind to tidy things up a bit he ™ will have my svmpathv but not my envy. It will take him two terms Just to find one end of the string and another two to untangle the snarls. Nope, Harry and his croules and their blR-leaertie boondoggling n ro a long way from being out of the picture, and references to them will slack off but little In the foreseeable future. And I'm not automatically blessing a successor simply because he's replacing Harry. I'm not out of ammunition, and I'm reasonably sure there'll be no shortage of targets. 75 Years Aqo In Blytheville — Minimum salary for teachers in Blytheville's Trade schools was raised from S120 per school year to 5S10 by action of the School Board last night. Harold Sternberg. who recently sailed from New Orleans, is now In Mexico City. Snowball, young Negro boy, could- If, n't make good on hLs promise lo drink a. gallon of buttermilk and cat two pounds of meat. John Hollman Fnsco crewman, bought the buttermilk snd meat and Snowball dirt away with all but about one pound of the meat In 12 minutes. Down on the Farm Answer to Previous Puzzle <3 HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Farm implement 5 Farm product 8 Kind of pudding 12 Opera by Verdi 13 Frozen water H Enthusiastic ardor 15 Journey 16 Unit of reluctance 17 Ceremony 18 Infirm 20 Lag 2211 Is (contr.) 23 Eggs 21Diveil 27 Farmer's bird friend 31 Dregs 32Stasger 33 Hail! 34 Rubber lre« 35 Bamboolike grass 36 Genus of maples 37 Reverberate 39 Cubic meter 40 Diminutive of Edmund 41 Golfer's device 42 Oxidizing enzyme 45 Mollify 49 Circle 50 Sturgeon eggs 52 Notion 53 Poker slake 54 Age 55 Son of Sclh (lilb.) 56 Forest creature 57 Short poem 58 Grown v coarse 1 Touches lightly 2 Italian coins 3 Chief god of the Eddas 4 Elkj 5 Engages 6 High card 7 Pumpkins become- with age 8 Continued slory 9 Dismounted 10 Fence opening U Heavy blow 19 Mouth part 21 Ellipsoidal 24 Disparage 25 Far off (comb, form) •s a .. JBJTafe r eit~ off 26 Scottish 38 Wild ass sheepfolds 3D Observe 27 Farmers raise 41 Play the part crops from 28 Openwork fabric 29 Above 30 Existed 32 Melted down, as fat 3S Regrets 3fi Workshop of host •l2Mouthward 43 Row 44 Grafted (her.I 4fi Girl's name 47 Gaseous element 43 Work 51 Boundary (comb, form) 4* HI

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