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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 10, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTJTEVIU.K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COUR1KR NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAINES, 1'llbllsher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FKEDiUCKSON. Editor PAUL a. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the posl- offlce at Blytlieville, Arkansas, under act oi Congress. October 9. 1817. Member of Tlie Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ill the city of BlylheviHe or any suourban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ot hO miles, 15,00 per yenr, »2.60 (or six months, JJ.25 lor three months: by mail outside 50 mile 7-one, J12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations G<xl /ia Hi delivert-tl me (o tlie ungodly, and turned me over Into the hands of Ihe wicked.— Joh 1G:11. * * * HE tli;il despairs degrades the Deity, and feeing t/j Ultimate that He is insufficient, or not just, vo His word; and in v-aiu bulb read the btUp- tuies, the world, and num.—FeltlmiK Barbs Elephants and horses can sleep while standing wp—not to mention the father of a lliree- inonth-old son. * + » No news is good m-us—tiVkTVwIirrt bill al tlie meeting of the women's sewing circle. * *• #• A scientist says there is a fly in South America that travels BOO miles an hour. Oh, sure, it'll b« here when swatting season sums. + * * It's always easier to find a bright future whrn 7011 pull Ihe shades down on a dark past. » * » We wonder liow many people arc looking forward to getting broadened and flattened at ttic tame time. Vacation! Easter Seal Dri\te Lags Despite Importance Here Local support of t h e Easter Seal canipaig-n bus nol yet reached lialf of what it was last, year nnd the campniKn ends this week. One reason, of course, is that many pei'sons gave more to lite Red Cross after the tornado disastcr . . . but hardly that much more. JronicviHy enough, this year's Easter Seal drive means more to Blytlie- ville than any in the past from one point of view. The Arkansas Association for the Crippled has promised the city's Junior Auxiliary that all Ifl52 funds in excess of last year's drive will be earmarked for use in a school Tor the physically handicapped. Fate ot this school, which is being sponsored jointly by the Blytlieville School district and the Auxiliary, may well lie in the .success or failure of the Seal drive. Saturday, the city's Girl Scouts will do their good turn by .wiling- paper lilies on the streets. Do your good turn by supporting this project which will help the stale's crippled children. Lax States Should Act To Assure Votes to Servicemen One of tln> most prized re^uUs of our system of -IS state governments is the formulation of a wide range of Inws peculiarly adapted to the distinctive need? of i he country's richly varied population. This spells xeiun'iu' democracy. \ ft many problems demand more wii'iWni solutions, am! it ou^hi to lie possible to find those answers in at K'iipt some instances without resort to the federal fcuvenimefit. I'lU'oiUiiiHloly, the record in this respect is not too encouraging:. Our stale laws r/nverninjf such universal issues as divorce, moior truck operation, and presidential primaries are absurd hodge-podges. UiKlit turn- we haif Iji-foro u>. an important illustration of this difficulty. In America's armed services are sumo :!.500,000 men and women eligible io \ote in Ui« fall elections. If democracy mean? anything at all. it certainly oiiirht to mean that American." serving U 1( >ir country should have a voice in choosing its leaders. Hut in the present condition of stale laws affecting the ."mldier vote, relatively few of these men and women are likely to have access to a ballot. Some states do not provide for absentee voting at all. Some do nol mail out absentee ballots far enough in advance to allow for return from foreign lands in time for counting on l-'.lection J)ay. Here and there a utato require* registration by servicemen in person— an obvious impossibility for a soldier in Korea. In half of the 48 states, therefore, this country's men and women in uniform stand to lose the voting privilege which is the greatest right of their citizenship. We faced the same problem in 10<H, in the midst of World War II. At that lime many .states passed new legislation designed to cope with the matter. But, to avoid disfranchising millions of .servicemen from states which did not act, Congress stepped in to legalize » "bobtailed" federal ballot. Under this national legislation, a soldier could at least vote for candidates for President and for other federal office. Since only 2,500,000 of an eligible !),1)00,000 servicemen nnd women voted in 19'M, you might imagine that tlie states would have moved forthwith to improve their absentee balloting regulations to assure better results in the future. Apparently few of any .states took that course. So it looks like lf)l<! all over again—or.rnaylje worse. I'lain- Jy tlie remedy for this .shameful situation rests with the slates. They still have time to act, though in many instances il would mean calling their legislatures into special session. The states which understand their responsibility to their citizenry will not let this opportunity pass. States which fail to act must have this elemental lesson in democracy drummed into them in another way. That way is for the federal government once more to adopt a national ballot that will assure, to every serviceman the right to vote at least for federal candidates this year. President Truman has called for such legislation. It ought to get immediate attention of Congress. • Where the voting rights of the American citizen are concerned, and especially the citizen soldier, there can be no excuse for legislative hemming: and hawing. Action is the only language that deserves to be heard. TrTtmSDAT, APKTL M, HST's Guiding Light The se(|iien;:e of events that occurred upon the President's return to Washington is strongly suggestive. Mr. Truman and his wife re-enter the White House after an absence of more than three years. The very next day he tells the country he's ciuitling the presidency. If this happened to anybody else, you'd guess lhat Bess didn't like the new white House decor (where it is new). There might be a little truth in this notion at that. Jlrs. T. never had been loo fond of the old place. And it'« a foolhardy maji who argues: that she had no influence on the President's decision. Views of Others The Japanese Treaty The Senate ratiMcation of the Japanese Peace Treaty by a six-to-one majority marks a formal triumph lot 1 bipartisanship In the United Slates Jitid tor eooiwration in diplomacy. ?t is R welcome achievement of common sense. At the same time word comes from the Philippines thai ratification of the treaty there mny be delayed or oven nude impossible by political opposition to a .SL'ttleiHent which docs not provide cnMi reparations. Realistic self-interest is bound io break down Philippine opposition in time, but the present situation there is a reminder that Japan's reentry into the Pacific-Asian world as an equal and potentially Miperior power \vill meet home re,si:>Lancc American? will also have to make a difficult decision, t:nrc the Korean war boom in Japan is over, m either countenancing Japanese trade with Red China or accepting from Japan imports which could put a scvci-p pinch on some American in- dustvies. For I!IP raw materials and market.* of .southeast A^ia cannot be expected to keep the whole Japauo.e economy going, nnd Japanese trade mioacis in that area are even now striking A blow af an already weakened British economy. Biparti.-nn^lup at home and cooperation abroad will bo still more necessary in the future it (he complex piob>nis raised by Japan's ucw independence ait 1 to be solved. --Christian Science Monitor SO THEY SAY Tnrrc are .'.oint' in government who appmmtly beli<:\o tliat if an individual spends his own mon- c*>•. it is utnruionni y. whereas if the government take* It ;\way liom liim and spends it. .such Is not the case. This is ... squirrel-cake thinking. —Sen. William Knowlaiid (H., Calif.). * * * The rclifilon that ihe American pubjic school sy.stcm tc-ac!;c.s i? iliat human .nature and the woiicl arc inipiming and that if one pui.s one's trust in education, intelligence aud the scientific method, then . . . fierfection will be reached.— Ui. Arnold \a;,h, uni\crsiLy of North Carolina. Peter Edson's Washington Column — A Little Something He Left Behind f^fj^V -y:- ! ^^y^^^ fl ' : '^ : ' "'"• ' :: -'"'"" "*~" ^: tfUMAMfy V K™•' * L - tfffi£i S^ iffa tm m -/•fS'.' iS^s ^ 7//fff f f?5S'B±e m 1 &m 8*s Regional Units Handle Most WSB Cases; Big Ones Go to Capital WASHINGTON — <NEA> — Tile Wage Stabilization Hoard and its 14 regional boards scattered around ;he country have solved over 31.000 dispute cases in (he year and four months they have been in existence. Most of these cases have been handled without more than a ripple n't excitement in local areas. It's the big cases it Isn't able to solve readily, like the steel wnce case, that cause the WSB to be criticized. Also, there's the fact that the boards have a backlog of some I't-Ur Eilsun 15,000 cases on file Hint they haven't been able get to for lack of time. Most WSB cases are handled by regional boards and never get to Washington. Only the bis ones, involving some national principle, are laken on appeal to the capital. So far. President Truman has referred 12 cases to WSB headquarters. Labor and management have voluntarily submitted eight more cases for settlement. They Include Douglas Aircraft, Wright Aeronautical, Atomic Energy Commission construction workers in Northwest, Todd Shipping. Borg-Wnrner, the brass industry and the oil Industry wage case which is the big one now iK-forc- the board. Ryan Aeronautical withdrew its casr after an outside .settlement was effected. , as a compliment from the Communist countries on the effectiveness of the export c-omrol program. It took over six months after the outbreak of the Korean war to get Americans in Mexico -City, plus nine Marine guards and 73 Mexicans. U. S. Information Service has 22 Americans and 75 Mexicans. This staff has recently been mov- tl " ^>^ v l -ii*.j -3LUH ima lt;^s;[Jllv UCt.ll lllov- the non-Communist countries to go ed into 12 floors of a' n-story of- along on this program. Some of i fice building. Visa section occupies them, like Great Britain, really need the first floor. Offices, including such Russian exports ns lumber and library and snack bar on one floor coarse grains. They must give raw occupy stories six to 16 materials like rubber and wool in ] Most of the other U s employes exchange. But quantities are limit-1 are scattered all over Mexico In cod to pre-war civilian consump- 10 consulates . are 113 Americans nnd 97 Mexicans. They take care of the 400,000 American tourists \v)io flock to Mexico every year, and some 30.000 to 40,000 business pre-war civilian consump^ Strategic materials are strictly banned. That's' why the communists are screaming now for free trade. It's another cold-war battle they're losing. Si:.V. I I!l;n SEATOX of Nebraska .. , get a letter the other day from one .o [ of his constituents. It was addressed to: The Hon. Fred Scnloll, City of Mink. District of Confusion. T);e letter was delh'cred to his office without delay. men. Department ot Agriculture ha 68 American specialists and 1. employes. Department of farm labor. Defense attaches mini ber 36, with 75 Mexican employes Ten other U. S. agencies have les: than 10 employes apiece. This is what it takes to run America's third largest foreign mission. London and Paris alone have bigger staffs. once over lightly- By A. A. Fredrickson I At the risk of sounding a touch cynical about the notions conceived by some of the nation's leaders, I nevertheless *ha!l venture herewith a few words on which is up forward, cart or horse? -It would be interesting to know for a certainty. Not that I could pilot the cart or whip the nag into R third-gear pace myself; it's just that I'm curious on account of I'm helping pay the oat bill. * • • COIH'LK OK DAVS ago. Secretary of Commerce Sawyer proposed a survey of American resources IN HOLLYWOOD Ily K.KSK1NK JOHNSON 1 NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD <NEA> — Hollywood on TV: it's movie film in the TV headlines again with lli-l- lywood know-how picking off ane live show after imcUier. Recently it was Jack Carson announcing he'll put his future TV shows on movie film. This time it's Alan Young farting ofl his live show and making plans to film his full programs. And it's Alan confessing: "I thought che spontaneity at live television would be great for comedians. Maybe it »:« when TV first started. Now J know 1 was wrong. Any kind of a show, dramatic or comedy, has to have perfection. And film's the only answer." Hollywood the TV capital Listen to TV producer Hal Roach. Jr: I'll turn out more celluloid foot- ago this year than MGM. Pox and Paramount combined. Everybody knows that film is a better buy than live shows I'm getting more phone calls than I can handle ironi stars, cameramen and writers who want to gel into TV. There simplv isn't, going to be enough studio space in Hollywood for TV film production." Jimmy Cagney'e paging Marie Wilson for "The Stray Lamb," when "My Friend Irma" goes off the air for the summer. . . . Its o good bet that NBC's "Big shew' will be on the TV channels next fall. Irene Dunne and Robert Young >iill be the first film stars to own a television station. Their money will erect one in Ins. Vegas,- Her. "This is Your Life' is in the bag as Ralph Edward's second TV leap of the year and the announcement that tbe radio heart-tugger of several reasons back will be revived for . , . • ~ . r — •*• t-j .11 M%i.-*ju:i UHL.-; win oe revived lor hrJ , I** n ?" lerlca " 5 Demiting TV will be made by NBC any day f<iriTl Lllior nr«fpiisr» ni.f nr-hoc mim _ J J **"j now. The "Aren't - \ve - devils will continue with his three-a-\veek stints as the star of SWEPT - HACK - WINQ aircraft, lion- the hottest things in the sgkies, have been 15 years in development. They were first discussed at a scientific conference in Rome in by two German, scientists. Dr. von Karinan read a pa- SOYIKT RUSSIA'S so-called orld conference on biii-inc.-s. in Moscow, is now sized up as a propaganda protest against export control regulations of the non-Communist nations. This can be taken AMERICAN tourists In Mexico have repeatedly brought back reports that the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City has 3000 employes and fills a skyscraper. State Department, after a check says the total number of U.S. em- nlovcs in all of Mexico, and not j Theod'ore just the capital, is 1310—of whom ' nl . r ™ , m: arc Americans and 318 are Mex-! Dr Adol'ph" Busemann'" then" oTi'ly 33. analyzed the advantages of swopt-baek wings. U. S. Air Force Association magazine has now located these two German scientists. Dr. von Kar----- .... man. now 71, j s chairman of the metaled by Sept. 15. as now plan-1 USAF Scientific Advisory Board, nrcl. U. S. employes i:i Mexico will Dr. Busemann is with the U. S. Nabe reduced to 835—470 Americans i tional Committee for Aeronautics ami 3SS Mexu-an;.. I at its Lailgley Field, Va., research The Foreign Service has 145 center. I Of this number, -IG2 Americans i find J3 Mexicans are employed by | the U. S. "Aftosa" .mission, which i lias been fiKlitine hoof-ruid-mouth [discd'e. It this mision can be liq- "The Ralph Ed.varcis show," but K drawing the line at tripling-in-brass with a new 7 TV version of "Truth Or Consequences." to see just how far the U. S. cajfc Bo with its foreign aid and dome*--" tic and military programs. This is a simply peachy idea, except that It comes to us shrouded in dust and cobwebs. He allowed lhat such a survey would resemble one made before the Marshall Plan was launched. This resources survey would hava been nice, too — before the coin started rolling abroad. Seems to me lhat we're already in this and the idea of surveying the hole we're in comes a mite late. Sec. Sawyer said: "It may be well to review our situation, survey our balance sheet and set some limit to the expenditure of our money and our resources." It's (lie loose use of the "maybe" tense that chills me. YKS, I'LL CONCEDE 'I h a t It may be well to know what we're doing before taking tlie leap. It could \K: real handy to know what's going on about us. It might even be nice to know how much dough re can blow. That way, the big :rash may not startle us so much. Sawyer himself is doing a lltfm surveying on his own hook, and jresumably on his expense account. It involves a 5,000-mlie "fact-find_" tour. I guess he will get the facts from ihe people so Harry can get the facts back to them in a later speech. Strikes me as a bit odd that such surveys and fact-finding- expeditions should be popping up in this presidential year. I am a little lost ihe abstruse logic involved in proceeding with vast foreign, domestic nnd military spending for a year or two and then suddenly drumming- up a survey to see if we can do It when It comes time to attempt reinstatement of the party. • * • WE'VE GOT NO snortage of planners and surveyors loose on Capitol Hill these days. Every third adult in Washington seems to be a plann»r or professional pulse-feeler. We've got experts in everything from nuclear physics to mandolin picks. It would seem that with all tha planners and experts and surv'ii ors on our hands that- a few '5? them could get out and shop aromid before something gets half done and the yell for more dough goes up. In the same breath Sawyer called for a survey to see what we can bear in Ihe wny of spending at home and abroad and warwise, he also "reported optimistically" on the defense effort and the nation's economy. All of which makes me wonder how much longer the horse will continue to push the cart avound. I be iUL lly ' :mviN p - JOKI)AN - M - D - iVrHtrt. for M:A Service The foot troubles wiili which so . ion,! u> rmoic here .but they should many people are nffl-.cted today are the result of civilization. Few. it any, primitive people ivhn u.Vu without shoes have cither Hat fer! or bunicns. Since we cannot go back to ualk- mi; b.ucfoolrij on Mifi, sj».>ii'.-y ground, other methods should o? sought to present the serious !ojf difficulties whieli affect s,> many. The most important Thins; to cio is be sure that a person is wrll-shml. not some of the time, but all c! t;.<: time. O! i-oui^c. keeping the feet dry and clean and giving the tort exercise—en the beach \vhrn nos-iblc. or even on the rug in iho hou.-c- — may hrlp some .but tlie imp.*! 'Mire of rhoosius the riyht slice v* un- rUniblcdly paramount. H is probably not necc.v^rv in mo.M instances to use an X-;ay machine or (Hir-rr^ccpe :*,-• r.:i aui to fitting shoes, but till"- is coninv.n- ly done. ,ii;d ihc> question li;i.s IH>T. raised repeatedly a.s !o whethc- it inisht harm either the customer or tl\e salc-nicvson. Until re:cn;ly it u;i> di.'lKdh r.r answer this ruif-sllon correctly, tivr- now a irpcrt on this problrm h.» come Jioiii the Amciiran Co::r<r- enci' o.' Governmental ImillMiia! . carefully followed by every IO u>inV such a device, and carry a wannncj label read- in.; -UHnHhins like this: "Exposure i tr> X-rfiy may be harmful- Cu.stOM- ( Cl> ""-':••' noi n penile this machine. I Limn 3 or e;ich cnMomcr: Five X- j ray ^I.A: Sittings per day. yearly ^ :al »ot to exceed 20 fittings. " expert game at the Regency Club. Veiy few players bid as much or as enthusiastically as Sterns and even fewer share his knack of landing right side up. In the hand shown today, Stearns bid the South hand quite moderately. Ironically enough, his fntal queen. It didn't matter whether he returned a heart or a club: South could ruff while dummy discarded the last spade. Of course West should have dropped the queen of spades on declarer's see Having failed to do so. he should have discarded the queen when South led a second round of trumps. If West hand managed to get rid of the queen. East would have been in position to win two spade tricks whenever the suit wa.' led. West irouid have' seen his danger if Stearns had begun by drawing trumus and ruffing hearts in his own hand. But when Steams astutely cashed the ncc of spada [ at a very early stage, West fell asleep at the switch. I 15 Years Ago In B/xthevi/ie— Ht i i-<-hc1 Bobo. veteran minor le.ipcc m;tnn£cr. has been named to u:ana.;c the Blytlieville Giants in the Noitheast Arkansas League. the Sportir.R News said today. L o[t:"rialp gave the Courier NVU.S up.nfficlal infr.i ination yes: lerd^y intiinatng Hobo would get ' tlio job: Bl.vtv.rvllc found itself without ,in rffrnhe boor permit oi'dinatice todiiy ndor Circuit Judse Neil Kil- hniirh ru'rri the city's present ordinance covered only the sale of 3,2 • l jcer : Ru-scl] Harlan. who Is Mlh Cot- tnn Brit !-:,\ilvoad. bus been trans- fcrred to Cincinnati. O. JACOEY ON BRIDGE TossiMe Harm I-'rotii X-Hay This report poim.s out that th use ol .hoe-fitting iluoroscopic -ie- vlnv are potentially harmful both saleHiepsons ftn d cn.stom The ronimitiee lias consequently snort a "iindc" dc.sipnrd to le-s the runoimf of radiation tX-r to which persons are exi>ased during in,- ,i,, c of fitioroscopic shoe-[is a spice merchant during futn.e dpvicos. IworkUict hours and spends It's Very or Nol Being Alert HV OSVVAI.Il .IM'OKY Written for XI-;A Service •y' | Sherman Sicarns. one of the finest bridge players in tile country, his his trcununcudaliciu are toojsiMrc tune putting spice into (he NORTH WEST AQS VK 100542 4 7 A 109A7 10 V A J6 * KQ 106 + K J5 EAST 4K 1073 ¥ Q873 * 52 •••632 Sm-T-H (D) * A S 1 2 V None « A J984 3 + AQ4 North-Sooth v\il. Soulh 1 » MVsl 1 V Pass North 3 » 4 V 5 » Pass 6 » T'ass Pass Opening lead — * 10 P.iss Pass Pass partner decided to overbid, carrying the hand to a very shaky slam contract. Only slightly discouraged by thp fact that he was apparently doom ed to lose two spade tricks Stearns won the opening lead will the ace of clubs, led a Irump to the kins and returned a spade to bis ncc. Then he led another trump to dummy's queen. 11 nil went so smoothly that West didn't w.ike lip to his danger until it was loo late. West still had the queen of spades In his hand, much to his sorrow. Stearns continued by cashing the nee of hearts and ruffed a heart in his hand. He entered dummy with a club to ruff another heart, and then cashed his third club. Now a spade put West In with his lops The high liquor taxes have done more to sober up some of our men folks than all th* temperance lectures of Ihe psst two years. There are a lot of Inquiries back and forth, however, concerning misplaced prohibition formulas and some of the wives seem to be burning an awful lot of old r-apers, @ NEA Aw, Rats! Ai o Answer to Previous Puzzls HORIZONTAL 1 Small rodent •pdent 6 A its way through life II Embellished 13 Noah's mountain 14 Nets . 15 Irony 16 Small child 17 Amber compound 19 Morning moisture 20 Forays 22 Pertaining to a chorus 25 Girl's name 5 Everlasting (poet.) 6 Superb 7 Burmese wood" sprite 8 Dry 9 Commodity 10 Boil slov/ly 12Chemic,-.I alkaloid 13 Large continent 18 Socmen 20Sultanic decrees 21 Frightened 22 Stuff 23 West AJrican t<i uirj s name iSegro 29 Genus of frogs 24 Heavy blow 30 Snooze 32 Eras 33 iietired 34 Self-esteem 35 Harvest 36 Simple 37 Regards highly 37 Began 42 Art (Latin) 45 Stair part 46 Blackbird of cuckoo family 49 Bred 51 Gleaner 53 Landed property 54 Struggle 55 Lets It stand 56 Facilitates VERTICAL 1 Greatest amount 2 Mountain (comb, form) S Distinct part t Bushm«D t 55 Molding 42 Greek god of 21 Unit cf paper war weight 43 Pause 28Vip«-s 4': Glut 31 Placards « Encred bull 3SCy!indr;:al 47Gr,-,nular 40 AtlowE' snow for \vrrls J.3 Angers •lll>!'':irty SDLarne rodent a:;,«::nt 52 Constellation

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