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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 4, 1952
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PAGE STX THE BLYTHEVILLE COUKIER NKfVS THE COURIER NEWS CO. K. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A, FKEDR1CKSON, Editor PAUL o. HUMAN. Advertising Manager > Barbs Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wilmcr Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at (he post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1917. Member of Tlie Associated Press SUBSCRIFHON RATES; By carrier in the cily of Blylhevllle or any suburban town where carrier ser\!ce U maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per year. S2.50 for six months. {1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, H2.50 per year payable in advance. ' Meditations Yen, in the way of thy Judgments, O Ixird, hart we walled for thrc; Ihe desire at .nut soul Is to thy name, and io the remembrance irf Hie*. —Isaiah 20:8. .* * * The soul of man is not a thins which comes and BOOS, is btlilded and decays like the elemental frame in which it is set to dwell, but a very living force, a very energy of God's organic will, which rules and molds this universe.—Fronde. Our streets would be much safer if a driving license was refused 10 that person ivho Is called the "other fellow." * * * We can understand why so many fathers worry about their sons. They used to b« one thcm- Mjlves. » * « Speeders Send Hie list of those who trouble the court, says a judge. All because they cowl trouble. * * * Many » young nun picks out the willlaire bj .himself-.but his best gal Is sure to have a flnjcr In It. * • • . , The writing of poetry can't be taught, says a publisher. And Judging fro msome we've read, it hasn't been. By Not Voting, You Lose Your Voice in Tax Boosts County Tax Assessor Herbert Shippen tells us people have been asking why their county taxes have gone up. Some have intinmted that Mr. Ship- peri's office lias arbitrarily raised their taxes. Such, of course, is not the cnse. Actually, county taxes have tnken quite a leap in the past few years. Your school tax in 1<M8 was 18 mills. In Blytheville, anrf most other districts, it is now 40 mills. County general nnd road taxes remain the same but three additional mills have been levied for the county hospital bond issue and ona mill for maintenance of the hospitals. These increases are considerable, bill they came about through elections, all of which were Riven due publicity. The fact that the County Assessor's office has received complaint:; of the nature listed above is evidence enough of the luck of interest some people lake in their government. Perhaps we have heard and read too much about voting in » free election being a privilege. Rather, it is an obligation ... a duty to insure perpetuation of free elections. No Future Seen for Tax Plan As Opposition Widespread Back in If);!!) a unique experiment hcgan. It was an i-ffurt to initiate among tlic 18 .slate* themselves a constitutional amendment to limit the federal income tax. The U. S. Coast it titioii presides f (II - twtj methods of amendment. In one. Congress approves H n amendment and then submits it to ratification l,y ;;,;— three-fourths—of the .states. This is the standard approach. In the other, 32 .states, or two-thirds, may in effect petition Congress to acl «ii a proposal which they have already endorsed. Congress then must cal! a constitutional convention to act on the amendment. At this point the Constitution is vayue. It does not say that the convention iiiusl draft and approve the amendment advanced by the petitioning stales. U is silent on that. But, perhaps jruidcd by lejral decisions, some people intei'pix-t t.he convention as belli;; "chared" with the duty of following the 32 states' wishes. In any event, if the convention (Iocs approve such an amendment, it then has to l,o re-.snbmittcd to the states and must be ratified by 3«, in the same mannor «,, amendments drafted orig- TT.T^ (Aim.) COUTHER NE inally by Congress. Patient and plodding attempts to use this rare method have over a 13- year period produced a total of only 16 states with effective resolutions for a limit of 25 per cent on federal income taxe.s. Altogether, 25 states adopted such resolutions, h u I seven later changed their minds and in two cases Die measures were vetoed by governors. Although the proposal may be considered by six or seven additional states this year, .snpporlor.s of the tax limit are no longer optimistic the plan will work. Consequently, resort is being had to the more standard method of amendment. A House .subcommittee is sonn scheduled to begin hearings on the plan. But it is given no chance of approval at tlij.s session. In fact, its long-range chances arc very poor. Organiv.ed labor is solidly against Hie proposal as a "millionaires' bill." The present administration is dead sot in opposition. There is no assurance that cyan u new liepublican administration which might be voted in next fall would favor the measure. Senator Tuft, a lop 001' presidential prospect and UN: most influential Republican in the Senate, disapproves the plan, and many would follow his lead. Tail nwkcs it clear he deplores present heavy rates of taxation on incomes, but he believes the methods and sources of federal lax revenues are matters which should be left to the dis- crelion of Congress. The proposed 25 per cent limit would lake tlie issue out of congressional hands if approved. If Congress in some future emergency then required new .sources of revenue—to finance a war, for example—income levies could not be raised without adoption of another constitutional amendment nullifying the earlier one. Modern war being what it is, the delay involved in the constitutional process could be disastrous, even iC the machinery were vastly speeded up to fit the occasion. It seems evident that the weight of opposition to the tax-limit plan is decisive at this moment and is unlikely to decrease in the foreseeable future. It looks very much as if the 13-yeai^labors of the plan's backers are going to" prove in vain. Views of Others Tax Bureau Reform Tlie President's plan for rcoi-BimUatlon ot the Bureau of Internal Hcvejiue is now law. How ef- lective mi aid to reform will il be? This newspaper, althotigli supporting the plan as a whole, has ijointei! out two dnnaer areas which will need watching. The Jlrsl concerns reorganization ot tlie 50-cn!len "Treasury ngenu." tlm Intelligence unit, which both Investigated taxpayer fraiul and kc))t wntch on the Integrity ot the bureau Itself. This unit previously hud answered directly Io tlie commissioner itt Washington ami operated Independent ol local collectors. H is now- clecentr.ilized. And we voiced fear lest tile new "deputy district collectors" thus Inspect their own handling ot t.ix collections without out- sirtc checks. Tlic National civil Service. League is persliiulcd that the strength of .the new organization oiit- wcighs any weaknesses. Fust, it points out. the an- plan ,<4-!o up n clear "chain of command" niul responsibility isomething the Hoover reports luxe strc.ssert throughout), second, it stresses thai the new Inspection Service, answerable only to the commissioner's office, will keep watch ori the utficwl comluc-l of the whole bureau per- warned al,so permitting political influence to "blanket .in" under civil service any loi-mei- cnllcclors who ought to be elimiualcrt iu a merit system. Government offices arc removed ffi'm political patronage nnd plated under civil service only nhcii public opinion has been aiou.i- ni over abuses. There Is always a risk, therefore. that some "wrong" people may gel Intrenched in office. The alternative is oflcn no reform at all. Tin; Civil Service League says tlic Civil service Commission is now equipped to staff these Important tax positions with competent, con- Hienlions personnel "if it is given the opportunity." It must be s ivi-ii that opportunity. The fact that the New York and Chicago districts are to l)i made "pilot projects" will help keep the spotlight from diltiisinR. But tlie same spotlight of Wiblir concern must Illiinutmtc the whole m-ocesi tluouxhonl the lounlry. only that will keep it —ChristMTI Science Monitor SO THEY SAY Next to Paris. Miami's the best party town In Ihe world. No matter how hard we (he and his Mle> tried. i\p couldn't K et to bed before seven oclock in Ihe morning. — sheppard (Abdullah* King. * • < Our Ucimx-iatic sjsiim Is founded on tlie fullc-.'t dissemination of information. Any ruling Impairing this is contrary to American principles,— Frank Stantmi, president, Columbia Brond- C6stl>-.5 System. , APRTL 4, 19M 'How's That Old Corruption Probe Comin'?' Peter Edson's Washington Column — Jefferson-Jackson Fete May Net Democrats about $675,000 Gain WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Democratic National Committee stands to clear about S075.000 from the SlOO-a-plalc Jefferson-Jackson Day dinner in Washington's National Guard Armory. Cost of the food Itself, prepared by two Washington hotels, was arounn 312 to S13 a plate. Coat of the hall a n d decorations was $11 to $12 a plate. This Included printing a very elaborate menu, program and seating arrangement. Allowing a total of $25 for expenses, the profit would be 575 on each of the 3000 guests. lIci-nnl-Mahlngr Session Present session of Congress may SO down In history more for bills it kiled than tor legislation it pass- Thu far, universal military I'cter Eilson eel. training nnd statehood for Alaska and Hawaii have felt the ax. Congress hasn't cvc;i begun to think about tax Increases which President asked for, and probably won't. Nerd for Flexible I.nw Best bet now seems to be (or a one-year extension of present Offense Mobilization legislation. This will Include price and wage control authority. Cut several' Senate Banking and Currency Committee members — Chairman Mnybank of South Carolina. Capehart of Indiana and others — are working on automatic price decontrol formulas. They're intruded to make removal of controls automatic if prices fall below set ceilings. BUT Question ion- is whether to make recontrol automatic, in case prices go up again. Frisco Slum's the War Jess Larson, head of General Services Administration, the government's top housekeeping agency, has had little luck In trying 'o set up a motor pool for hauling government officials to Capitol Hill and around town. As a resut, a special bill has been introduced in Congress to force the Washington agencies to adopt the motor pool plan as an economy measure. In San Francisco, where government-wide motor pool has been established to Like the place of cars run by the separate agencies, the number of automobiles has been Deduced from 360 to 90- a saving of vs per cent. Greeks Support U. S. System Behind U. S. Ambassador to Athens John E. I'eiiriloy's recent "interference" in Greek internal af- tjirs is an involved story. Before last fall's Greek elections."the U. S. Wcrnmcnl used its "influence" to have the King name Field Mmsna] Pnpagos as prime minister. When Ambassador Peurifoy found that ttiere was considerable personal nis- ilke of the King for the Field Mar- slnl, this effort was dropped. Next Nicholas Plastlras came to Ambassador Peurifoy nnd asked American government backing for his political support. Plastiras' Principal argument was that it wa.s now liisitiirn to be prime minister. The appeal was denied and the U. S. embassy in Athens kent hands off the September elections. In this election, the Papicos, Orcek Rally party won 114 scats in Parliament. The Plastiras Progressive Party won 81 scats. Former Prime Minister Sop'inclre Venizelos' I.ib-rnl parly won 57 seal'. Nobody hart a majority of the 285-n:cinbcr Parliament. Plastiras became prime minister by forming an alliance with Venizelos. Actually, Plastiras lias been ill much of the time and Venizelos has been running the government: General Papagos has now called for new elections with a simple majority-wins system to replace the proportional representation system by which the present Parliament was chosen. In the interest of obtaining maximum use of American aid to Greece. Ambassador Peurifoy has supported this reform. Plastiras favors It. too. but Venizelos opposes it because he would lose by It. If a simple majority voting system like the American system were put Into effect In Greece. General Papagos' party would probably win and he would become prime minister. Tills a-outd fit in perfectly with what Ambassador Peurifoy has thougt all along would be in the best Greek Interests. He is being supported by most of the Greek cress and miblic opinion. Morris f!n| z Form Irks Temporary Officials There's plenty of resentment among temporary government officials in top dc/ense agency jobs at having to fill out Corruption Investigator New-bold Morris' 16-page questionnaire on their private Income and assets. For government career men, they think the questionnaire is in order. But the men on leave from their companies—In Washington to do defense jobs nnd much preferring to be back home in private employment—feel that their outside income, cars, lock boxes and their wives' fur coats are personal business they should not have to disclose. Sun tidy School Lesson — 11} W. K. r.itrny, II. I). Written for MCA Service «v WII.I.IAM K,. (ilt.KOV. 1). 1) A modern hyutn-vi riter has writ-' ten: ; "I've found a Friend, O such a ' Friend; He loved ir.i- ere 1 knew Him. i He drew me with the rinds of love. Ant) ihiis [fe Immid me in Him" That i\as precisely what happen-! eel nmotiK Hie first, rtieiijlrs. us' (hey responded lo the friendship of .le.sus. and His eal! Fishermen loft their nc-i.s as He invited them to become IU hers of men. I.evi. icnamcei Miittne'u, a pub-! iean ( is. a Roman lax c.uh- ercn. despised fur his work t>y many in [he community, left his povernmrnt tot> when Jesus s:\id, "Follow me." His iinine is houwci in the first book of our N'eu Testament, i He prepared a feast for Je.-us in bis house, nnd n comtwiyi of publicans and others were (here. People reamed lo be religious were out raxed by such a scene, and they, complained to the rliscinlr-s. "\Vh\s d,i ye cat nnd chink with publians and sinners?" How m;iny of ,;s '-co:id" leh-i- ous people no-,:ld react differently today, it (he iiiiiceogni/cd Christ came inlo a_ modern community. nnrt attended a parly wlh many persons of bad reputation? U Is a ! common maxim (hat "a man is known by Ihe lompam- he- keeps," S»it that isn't alwav.s a good citcr- Ion : What an answer Jesus ea\n to' Hit "respci table-" crillcs! "Thr-v ! that are.whole need not a physican: but they lhat are sick" He' never implied Ilia! the publicans! were boiler than ihu Pharaisoes. ' A.-, a matter of fact, among Hie ."riol s.rc-1 of (he Pharisees were: inniij iine and earnest people.; What Jesus did imply was that 1 the publicans needed Him most. What a different world this niisrlit be. i! all who profess to be- hi-vc in Jesus wore filled with the aniun 7<.-al for he-liiing th osc most in need—the sinful, the discour- -i'4cd. the poor and needy. Hie careworn and heavily laden! If ue had been livin:: when Levi i K:I'. e his party, would we have been with Jesus among the guests? ' ('" would we have been anfons those who looked in, and found I.'iult? What sort of response do we, make to Ihe friendship of Jesus? Do we !ry to be friendly, as our i Master was lo those who nerd lln- Tliere «nc two sorts among the 1 friends of .le-;is. To some He planted the J-riulrco o! following Him <ii:c! beuie m His company: to others He cave the harder task of 'Mini home am! telling of Him in their own i.-oininuiiilics. forrrd to leave Him did have the tieater burden. Think. for example. <>[ in e p 00 r demoniac whom Jesus healed, 'mat man wanted above all things to be with Jesus, but the Master told him to =o back lo his unfriendly neighbors and Irll them what had happened to him Sometimes it is i n plain unexciting tasks that we can best serve .'CMi.s and show ourselves His I fi;eiKls. The dentil nf rny boy (Ne^ro CoiiKi-e-SMonal Medal ot Honor winner. Spl. Cornelius Charltoro di.Minotiy makes a liar out of Paul Hobcson nnd others who have said the Negro will not lishl for our country.—Van Charllon. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Watch Partner's Bid For Valuable Clues n.v OSWALD JACOBS" Written for NEA Scvrice "We were practising tor the Southeastern Regional Trurna- Jiienl. which will be held here beginning April nth." writes a Miami correspondent. "The accompanying hand generated so much steam that we decided to get an outside opln- NORTH A K 10932 VK73 • 74 *Q 103 WEST EAST AAQJ74 A885 ¥6 »K1086 SOUTH fD) 4fc None V AQJ 105S * AKJ 96 North-South vill. South West North 1 V 1 * Pass .1 * Pass 4 » 6 V Pass Pass Opening lead— A A Pas* Pars Pas* "Should North jump to four hearts over three clubs, or should he bid only three hearts, It North doc.' jump to four hearts, shoud South count on findinR a high diamond In dummy and thercfcie risk a slam? While you're at it, please comment on the opening lead. "As you can see. the lead of the spade ace gave South his slam H led any other suit, South Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD (NBA)—Guys and Dolls: Making like Al Jolson may have bothered Larry Parks, but Susan Hayward isn't showing the faintest worry line in her smooth forehead over playing Jane Froman In "With a Song In My Heart." It's not a copy Job or mirafcry," Susari told me. "The studio doesn't want it that way. we're trying to get the essence of Jane Froman and what makes her tick as a normal woman. Nobody is going to say that I look or acl like her." The Frotnan voice will emerge from Susan's throat by means of Hollywood abncadabra and if moviegoers get the idea into their noggins that Susan is a great thrush, she Isn't going to pout about it. "I just make believe I'm singing and have this beautiful voice," she remarked. ''For the first time in my IJ'e, I can stand myself Kinging." • » • "It's an over-the-rainbo',v tiling, brother!" Scott Brady talking about his ieap into hia-time emoting as the co-star of Jeanne Grain and Thelma Hitter in PCX'S "The Marriage Broker." "Tlieii this thing came out ofleft ccps-and-robbcrs pictures," Scott told me nt the Beverly Gourmet. "Then this thing came oul left field. I'm playing comedy for the first time, I look at the screen arid .iuy Is this really me? Is this the guy who smelled in alt those other pictures? What happened?" Scott recently wiggled out of his Eagle-Lion contract. The guy he's b lumor. Bogey says. 'Ah, shut up' .md you laugh. They made me play it straight." Bing and Garry Crosby may he saving mother and daughter .varbling competition from Loyce Whiteman and her sprig, 14-year )ld Marty, whose papa U Lcyce's would have looked very foolish Instead of very happy. "How would you apportion credit and blame?" North's proper bid over three clubs depends on the temperament ol his partner. A bid of three hearts is quite enough with a highly ng- gressive partner, who will surely go on to four. A jump to four hearts is essential, however, if South is i the sort of timid player who may; regret that he has climbed so high] and may suddenly decide to stop I under game. | I would bid four hearts myself with my very best partners. A scientific partner knows that I have a good hand, almost enough ior a free bid over one spade, but that I do not have king or ace of diamonds. If the king of spades, for example, happened to be the king of diamonds, North should bid three diamonds over three clubs. He would raise the hearts at his next turn, thus completing his story. His failure to make this Hid indicates that he does not hold a high diamond. Hence South does not go on to slam. This may sound fairly complicated, but, this sort of reasoning is actually the soul of expert bridge. It's just as important to think of the bids your partner did not make as to remember the bids Hint he did make. I would also censure West for his opening lead. He has heard South barge confidently into a slam although spades have been bid against him. The chances are very! strong that South expects a spade opening lead—and that he does not fear it. | In such a situation. West should' .switch to the other suit—diamonds. No guarantee goes with such a lead, since South conceivably -might be counting on such a switch. In' the long mil. however, the diamond opening should be more productive than a spade opening. ex-husband, one-time Rhytlim Bojr Harry Barrls. "It may be a ye»r or two In lh« future," Loyce admitted, "but Marty's already got whit Harry and I didn't have. When we slnj together you can't tell our voices nparl—she's got rhythm." Loyce, on the comeback trail with a male trio mw. that she and her husband, Ken Hubbard, have moved back to Hollywood from Santa Barbara, Cnlif.. was » Cocoanut Grove star when Bing wa« gulping cocoanut milk there—"I made more money than Blng then but don't mention it because it makes me very sad." The Grove in 1931 was „ star hangout with Loyce's name in lights on the marquee out front. "Our only problem," she remembers, "was Jack Oakie. He always wanted to be leading the band. The only way we could get him off the bandstand was to have the boys walk off, one by one, uniil only Jack BUS left." There's a reason for the smile on Virginia Mayo's face these days. Hubby Michael O'Shea, dogged by hard luck, has finally rubbed the jinx sign off his film career and is climbing the golden stairs again with an Important role at Fox., "I thought I knew more than th» studios," grinned Mike, "You know something? I didn't." Mllte bliimes bad pictures—"I did three stinkers in a row"—ana miscasting for his carerr reverses. He says: "I should have done character things. They had me doing ro-~ mnntic roles and I'm just not the lover boy type. Give me a love scene to do and 1 break up. 1 stfirt laughing." Don't worry if your eyes slant a bit, girls—Hollywood will make you the perfect wife! It happened to Myrna Loy and now it's happening to Gene Tierney. They tied domestic aprons around Gene's waistline In "The Mating Season" and "As Time Goes By" and she laughs: "Myrna had a nice career being the perfect wife. I hope I'm as lucky." Hollywood producers had visions of Chinese Junks, templu bells and palm fronds when Gene hit town and flashed those tilted peepers. She was cast as oriental dolls In a series of pagoda-and- incense flickers. I fclf like streaming," Gene winces, "every time they posed me against a sortp;. Now I guess I've escaped chop suey roles for good—I hol>«." • » • Short takes: No money in television? Spike Jones will get $200,000 for five video shows next season. Bing Crosby and his boys will spend tile summer brushing up on their farming at his Elko, Nevada, ranch. . . . Judy Garland's new personal manager is her boy friend, Sid Luft, ex-husband of Lynn Bari. Hollywood gag: A rich doll, at a. bar, was discussing suggestions for a birthday present for her present husband. The bartender overheard and suggested some life Insurance. "He's already got more than S400.000 worth," said th» doll. "Okay," said the bartender, "then give him a mountain lion." 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Miss Muriel Bandy of Memphis became the bride of Bruce Ivy of Osccola, in West Memphis. Tommie Dean Hatcher will return tomorrow from Hot Springs where she has been visiting her grandparents. Eric Bollard, who has been 111. is reported Improving. A floa'.'ng Iceberg has- only one- ninth of its bulk above the water. r Fruit Bowl Answer lo Previous Puzzl» HORIZONTAL 1 for the teachers 7 Monkey's favorite fruit 13 Of the sea HOily fruits 15 Feathered 16 Essential oils 17 Narrow road 18 Preposition 20 Girl's name 21IVench summer 22—^- and Andy 23 Drama 24 Began again 26 Mediterranean island 27 Oriental coin 28 Guide 29 Ancestor 32 Psyche parts 33 Avoid 34 Soaked 38 Corded fabrics 39 Reward .40 Before 41 Constellation 42 Raise 43 Chemical prefix 44 Persian king 46 Refer 48 Woman adviser •WTormenler 50 Closed cars 51 Natural fats VERTICAL 1 Fuller 2 Roof of mouth 3 Boarding house fruits 4 Citrus fruit 5 Compass point. 6 Dregs 7 Ships 8 Singing voice 9 Insect egg 10 Was of use 11 Having nerves 12 Metal analyst 13 Bow slightly 22 Calkin 23 Green quartz 25 Employers 26 Granted 28 Able t > read 29 Processions 30Mnn 30 Tablelands 31 Peeled again 42 Spoil .11 Ocean 43 Small p j e ce ol 35 Read ground 36 That which 45 War god eats away 47 French plural 37 Restrains article 11

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