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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 11, 1952
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SIX .i.K (Any.) COUTUEK THE BL^'HEVILLE COU1UER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HAHHY A. 11A1NES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDR1CKSON. Edilor PAUL 0. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witruer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis- Entered us second class matter at the post- office at BlytlieviHe, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: B.r carrier in the city of Blj'iJievilJe or any auourban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per R'celc- By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, ja.OO per year, 92.50 tor six months, f 1.25 tor three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And I said, Sliuultl such a man as 1 fh:c? and who is <hcrt\ that, being, as 1 am, uoutd go into the temple to 5:1 vc his lift? I uitl nol go hi.— Nchemlah 6:11, 9 * * No grace can save any man lie helps himself.—Henry Ward Beecher. Barbs Speaking straight from the shoulder Is okay, but sometimes it ought to originate from a little higher up. * * » s Golf, atturdinc ID statistic*, Is the third most dangerous Sliorl. Wnlch those broken bottles Hi Hie Mill hole, men! « * » The great drawback to most duty cnlls is thai the folks may be at home. * « * A well-worn hammer, 30 years old, was found recently. We wonder If the e°<id wife finally gut that picture hung where she wanted It. + * * 11 you want to see a good movie, just step ouC and gel. yourself a job as n censor. 'Bold' Teacher Training Plan Deserves a Try Of special significance to Arkansas' schools was the decision of the 36-mein- ber State Planning Committee lo accept the Ford Foundation's "bold now plan" for teacher training in the state. In a nutshell, the plan will do this: give undergraduates (who, are planning to be teachers) four years of college-level Three R's, plus one year of teaching internship. This is a departure from the present system which requires prospective tutors lo spend much of their time learning how to teach. The Ford plan will put more emphasis on knowledge of subjects being taught. The Committee came up with ai\ apt formulation of the plan's aims: "The program in general basic education should consist o£ materials in English , . .. social science, science and the humanities to assure us of (teachers) who have some understanding of the broad fields of non-specialized and .non- vocational education that should be the common possession, the common denominator so to speak of educated persons ss individuals and as citizens in a free society." Without examining Die plan in detail, it appears it will cost the stale no more than its present teacher training system (thanks to the Ford Foundation, which will bear the brunt of changeover costs) and will raise the standards of the teaching profession in Arkansas. The plan is a depart tire, but is not new. It constitutes a return to fundamentals in the field of education. And we think it worthy of educators' fervent cooperation, for the United Stales is beginning to awaken to the need of a return lo fundamentals in many fields, namely importance of basic moral concepts in homes and public office. Statistics Show Arkansas Improves Negro Schools Arkansas' Assistant Kdiicaliim Director recently came up with an interesting piece of educational information: The average annual cost per while student in Arkansas has been reduced 10 per cent while the amount spent on Negro students has increased 75 per cent in the past throe years. This is indicative of the fact that Arkansas educators are making every effort to assure Negroes of equal educational opportunities. This is as it should be, for the South has hold that there is nothing unfair in segregated schools as long as students are guaranteed equal opportunities. To be sure, the 75 per cent jump in expenditures for .Negro students wa.i due in part to the fact that Negro facilities in some cases had lagged pretty far behind the white schools. However, the figures are significant in that local school boards, now fully aware of their responsibility to all the children in their district, are doing what they can with limited funds lo guarantee equal education. It also exemplifies the way the South will eventually work out il.s interracial problems ... in a businesslike . manner without federal inlervenlion and without creating emotional reactions. Duiles, a True American, Puts Nation Over Party ,/olm Foster Dulles has done i\ wise Oiiiij./ in celirinu from Administration service in foreign j,rf;tir,s, Ue can gracefully lake the slop, since Iti.s major project is accomplished with Senale ratification of the Japanese peace treaty which he helped so mightily to draft and put across. iVo case needs lo he made out for Dulles' fiii.-ilil'icfitioiis in the foreign field. He is an expert, and the Republican Party can be xi-iUcl'iil that a man of such experience is now available for future duty .should the GOP win the presidency this fall. Thai is the significant point about Ill's withdrawal. Mad he remained iclen- liJied with Adiiiini.sLnttion foreign policy up to and perhaps beyond the November elections, it would have been difficult for a victorious Republican Party to have pot him to early use in prosecuting a different policy, It is to Dulles' credit that he has found it possible to work with an opposition party without, crippling his usefulness to his own parly. Because real foreign affairs specialists are all too few, this skill is one for which not only HepuWicans but all Americans must be thankful. It assures h i s continued availability at n time when we can ill afford to be without his services. Should the Republicans not win in the fall, no one should be greatly surprised if once more Dulles is put to work Ijy the opposing parly. This switch occurred when he entered the U.S. Senate briefly a few years ago, and could very well happen again. For though Dulles is deeply concerned to assert his Ktpuljlicanism, he is even more determined to dedicate his service continuously to the cause of America. •'••__ Views of Others Now We Export Advice Our State Department is on shaky ground in some of its recent proculuic to assure stability ol government innong our allic.s. Noiably in Greece we have officially objected to their system of proportional voiiug on the ground that it. divides parliament into too many factions. Seejn- ins'y, Greece has fallen Into line. That's understandable In view, of our financial nnd other aid. Possibly not. understandable, lo our stale Department is the hidden resentment, llmt such action builds up. We have a similar problem in France, but we have nol Inkcn similar actiun. Franco is larger Ihau Greece. There tvmild lie greater repercussions from the publicity. But there is not much point in applying i he pulley to the unlmuortant country unless we iiiti'nd eventually 10 apply it to the unpcirtant country. \Ve need to force upon European nations more definite comniUmeiiis in return for our own definite commitment*. In the past we hnve earned lliroush and Ihey have usually fallen down. But n contrnol is one thing. Pressure upon their form ard procedure of government Is another. It has been .said lhat UH- chirr weakness of our fmcign policy is not a lack of good Intention, .nit naivete. We are diplomatically naive If we lunik «f can innlrt B ood will by telling other countries how to run their governments In return lor money and Mipplios we send them. —Dallas Morning News SO THEY SAY Women who iiy to hide (heir age just call attenlton to it.--ACUTS.S SUvia Sidney. * • * The I'rr.-Kienl rather reminds me of a man who makes a b.y show ol running the vacuum i leaner over inn IUK wuhcuil the cleaner lia\kug been plujwr! in —Srn. Henry Cabot LflriS<" iR.. Ma.,5,,1 * » « If we l!.i<i inert «]> to our international rcspon- M'jihtics ;,s a n,i;:on in the 1920's, if we had joined the I.casiii: of Nations, much of '.he tragedy and ,,( our pcnrratioii might have been avoidr.d. -Prrsidfnl Truman. * + » The <iiii-Aii,>'nc,iii Activities) commute* ki.ows that the Icadeis .if the iniolion picture) industry volvinta:ily asiccd . . . that they would not knowingly unjiloy Communists.—Eric John- itun, picsidcnt,, Molion Picturt Association. 'We'll Swap With You, Joe!' , Arair n, Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Lack of Wealth Poses Problem For Asia's Income Tax Agents WASHINGTON (NEA) — Lavish, cnlertaiument given Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt by the wealthy Nizam ot Hyderabad stirred up some eyebrows among American taxpayers. Principal question raised was how much these hcrcdit a r y Indian princes are being taxed today, along with the U. S. taxpayers who are contributing mihta- 1'eler Kelson ry and economic aid to the whole area from Turkey to Indonesia. While lax collectors hnve been i cursed up and down theso ancient lands ever since Bible times and before, it is only in recent years that anything like a modern tax! system has begun to make Its ap-1 pearance In Asia. Many of tlie j young governments, born since the i war, are still experimenting with j lax laws. - * . \ IX SAUDI AKAIUA and seine of the other Mohammedan countries, the income tax is considered con- I trary to Moslem Ituv, for the na-J lives. They pay only religious tithes.] culled 7.,iknKs. Foreign corporniions i like the Arabian-American cil com- : puny ^ay income taxes, hcnv The oil company pays its royalties!. niul whatever is left over, up to 50 per cent, o[ iKs income, is culled income tax, One of the great handicaps to initiing modern income lax syt,- temr, into elf cut in A.sia Is th;u there Is little wealth to tax. Peri capita income is $'10 n year in Saudi] Arabia and Yemen. In India it is! $»7. it is S8S in Iras. £98 in Jordan,; S1C8 in Syria. $121 in Egypt and SU'ft ' in I-^bnncn. | In only onr country, Israel, dot?s : the average income rise above these levels. There it is $720 a year- Just half of last year's U. s. per capita income of $1440. Israel has a really tough tax system. O)» the first 300 Israeli pounds of income— roughly 5150 — the tax is 15 per cent. Tax credits are given for dependents up to S30. The credit for a wife is 30 pounds— $15. * * * RATES GO \)r gradually to 80 per cent on all net income over 7000 pounds— $3500, These tax rates are now considered so oppressive that they are being revised on lowest and highest incomes. But luxury tax rates an? being raised from 35 to 15 per cent on some items, Israel's revenues for the year ending March 31 are estimated at 5.16 million. Income taxes raised 35 per c^ni of this amount, customs -11 per cent, luxury taxes 13 per cent. property taxes six per cent and fees five per cent, U. S. nid to Israel ha.s been S1G million in grants and millicM in loans up to the end. of 1051. India's tax problem is perhaps the ino.-it complicated of the whole area. Individual income taxes Eor KM9, the last year for which full data are available, were paid by only ;J82.0CO out ol India's 350 inil- tirm people. Two principal reasons are given. Fh'.st is that most of the 349,618,003 jieopk- had no taxable income. The ether reason is that all aririoultur- fil income is exempt from income THIS I! ROAD exemption was 'u-imleii to direct more wealth inlo foutl prociiirtion to avert ftituie famines. What it has done, of course. is 10 L'ivp a tax exemption to ninny bii; lanti holders. This includes innny of the hereditary prince.? writhe wealth Lsn't. all diamonds and gold. The young Indian government's land reform program is still largely on paper. As a re-snlt, the old "za- minduvi" system of private tax collector for absentee landlords 's still in effect in many areas, though supposedly outlawed. These zamin- dari get their pay out of what they cun squeeze from tenant farmers who are often left, with only a fourth of what they earn. The central government collects no land taxes. They are reserved to state and local governments, as in America. On the other hand, no Indian states have income taxes. Instead, the central government makes payments to local govern- ment.s from income arid other Uses it collect.';. • • • liS'UlAN INCOME tax rates are higher than in America. They he- Sin at 1.7 per cent en earned income of 3100. They are 20 per cent on earned income of $6tH)0, rising gradually to 48 per cent on $20,OCO, lo 76 per cent on 5100,000 and a innximum of 92 per cent on income of 5200,000. But 1049 reports show only 480 individuals paying income laxes on mere than 550.000 a year and only 15.CCO individuals in the super-tax bracket, paying Income taxes on more than S5COO. Tola! Indian government tax collections tor the year ending March 31 are estimated at $850 million. Ol this. 36 per cent Is collected from income tnxftj, 55 per cent from customs and excise taxes, eight per cent from payments in lieu of taxes by the state-owned railroads and utilities, and one per cent from death and other taxes. U. s. nid to India In the five years since the end of the war has been $5 million in grants, J150 million in loans. HOLLYWOOD — <NEA1 — De- hind the Screen: It's take-it-or- leave-it stuff, but Shelley Winters Is saying she hopes she'll never again be nominated for an Oscar. "I'll never lei myself in for ati- otlier emollon.-U experience like, that," she told me. "Ve Calls, I almosl fiatl a heart attack in (he thealcr." Six years ago Shelley was fin extra in a Gene Kelly at MOM. Now she's back on the lot co-starring with Rkiirdo Montalban in "A Letter Prom 'Hie President." which Bill Wcllman is directing. "I hope you wilt notice," she grinned, "that Mr. Wellman refers to me as Miss Winters and not as 'Stinky. 1 But six ye.irs ago, when I was here, they called me 'Hey, yon. 1 Nobody knew my name." There's no complaint from Steve Cochran about the Warner billing c:)-5tarrin!r him with Wildfire, the horse, in "The Lion and the Horse." "Mind it? Not me." Steve told me. "I guess I'm playing (he lead- in;; lady— Wildfire is n stallion—but I wish I were as beautiful as that horse. 1 ' The film is In new Warnercolor and Steve's saying: "It's t«.iee as good as Technicolor." Boh HOIK Inld Mike Connully lie's positive spring h :ls final*} 1 arrived because "Ihose liltlc green things arc poking tlieir lie;ids out of Crosby's wullet." * * • John Bai-rymore, Jr. wore a mustache for a film test at RKO and the resemblance to his father was even more amazing. Now it's u[j to Howard Hughes to decide whether the mustache will be permanent. Rhonda Fleming's £c t to sing five songs in "Seven Sisters From Seattle"—her first Him vocalizing since "The Connecticut Yankr-'." . . . Plash from Seclona, Ariz.: lox hired 20 Indians for "Pony Soldier" nnd didn't have to make them up to look like Indians. * * » Oiin Borsten called his four- year-old daughter. Joanie over to the TV set Ihe .other afternoon as Toscanini was conducting the NBC Symphony orchestra. "I want you :o watch Toscanini." he said. 'Someday you may be vcrv proud to be able to sny that you have seen him conduct." Sunday School Lesson — By \V. E. Gilroy. I W'riltcn for NKA Service The Christian world owes a. great deal lo Thomns, us il dors to all hoiu'.st dimbtcrs. Doubt, it should ever be remembered, is not unbelief. It implies Hits will to believe; but it seeks evidence, conviction. It is through doiibt that error is ovei thrown and fact nnd truth established. It operates in every sphere of life to bring about, improvement and progress. The scientist doubts ihc established explanation ol certain things, and he evolves a theory mere in accordance with the fact.s The me- j chanic doubts Ihc etfcctiveiicc-^ of a machine or engine, and he produces a better one. But his aim. his purpose is positive. Pcrha;x< we do not recogn-ize how much thi.« ,*june pioccss has operated in religion; though cnc can sec it very well if tie takes an intcUt- «ctu view of Hip development of tiiith in the Bible. Is an eye for an rye. a tooth for a tooth, the and ultimate law of right in human relationships? GiiUiUftliy a sense of mercy prevalU: citic.-- of refuge are established; but ultimately ccmes Christ'* law of love, even to one's enemies. Uul what has tins to do with the Resurrection of Jesus? Just this: that I believe deep in the minds of many iw.iplf with the will lo believe there are nnoxpiesso doubts rcsardnvE tills supreme miracle. The lad that doubt is unexpressed, or pcibaps even unrccog- uucd, docs nui miie it leu r<wl. It is one thing to believe with conventional assent, but. quite another tiling to believe \vHli intense conviction In a living Christ, as Paul, for iiiit.lnoe. believed. And little, as i see H. Is done lo Iraixsform doubt, or conventional belief, into that strong conviction. It is assumed that ive ought to be- 1 lie\c. What is the proof that Jestis real- y rose from Ihe dead? That the Bible savs so Is proof lo some, but to others there is still the question: Arc the records true? When i was a theological student our text bock in "Apologetics" was constructed around the elaborate iusumcin to prove that the Resur- rtrtion of Jesus was "the best »t- :i'.Morl fact in history." The elaborate argument, left me cnlil. To me the supreme evidence ol the Resurrection, and of the trulh ol the Gospel records. Is In what happened to those svho give us the testimony. Whar. other tha nth<- proof lo them, and their intense conviction, could have changed the lives of ambitious sclf-seexers. and sent Ihcm forth as men of spiritual power with a new understanding cf the world-wide Gospel that Jesus had committed to them? Thai to me Is the miracle, and I the proof ol that greater miracle I of the Life and Voice lhat speak from br.vond the Cross and the un- .<Mled tomb. > JACOBY ON BRIDGE Give Partner Leeway Is Way to Win Game BY OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Every experienced player knows (hat he must give his partner a certain amount of leeway in competitive bidding situations. In today's hand, for example, It should have been clear that South was have always won —Sen Rob- Tall. WEST NORTH 497 ¥732 « 9S5 * AQ843 EAST (D) 410741 + 1065 East 3 V Past II VQJIOSS *Q83 +K97 SOUTH *KQJ 10«] V64, . » AK J •M2 North-South vul. South West North 1 * 2 4 S * Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass i A Opening kad— » K E rs/cme Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD ner failed to make a jump bid at any point. N:rth didn't realize what was going on, however, and went to game on the theory that his partner had contracted for nine tricks singlehanded and that the ace of clubs >nust be worth the tenth trick. A final contract "of three spades would have been very simple, but four spades was unmak- able. That is — four spades should have been mimakable. Actually, South concocted a swindle an'd managed to win ten tricks. West opened the king of hearts and continued the suit, South ruffing the third round with the ten of spades. South next led the deuce of clubs to the nee and returned a low club towards his hand. Bast couldn't tell whether South was ready to play the jack of clubs or a trump. After anxious thought, he played low, and South .won with the jack of clubs. South still wasn't out of trouble. What was he going to do about the diamond loser? He found the solution by leading the three of trumps from his hand and finessing the seven of spades from dummy. This deep finesse forced out East's ace and gave South a trump entry to dummy. When South got to dummy. later with the nine of spades, he could lead a diamond and finesse the jack from his hand. The success of that finesse assured the game contract. A few minutes later Joanie, showing signs of restlessness, turned to her father and said: "Daddy. I don't think he leads the hand as Rood as Mary Harllin* leads the band on 'Super Circus.' " * • • Joan Fontaine, on the kld-glovt handling of film stars: "The day of the great impres- SHITO Is over in Hollywood. He ' look care ot his stars, he handied them expertly and he saw to It that greatslories were written for them." Perfect timing for the Sen. Estes Kefauver-far-President boosters is the release of Aspen's "The Captive Oily," in which .he made his film debut. . . . Jack Carter is telling about the ktd who's very happy He run away from home and joined the movie. "The Greatest Show on Earth." . . . Marta To ten becomes a If. S. citizen in |\fay _ exactly five years after being imported from Sweden. * • • Tlicre will be no more bit; musical production rmmbc-s for Vaiiyhn Monroe on TV. He's ready for a simple 15-mlnutc sing. "Iff format like Di nah Shore . s a ,, d to heck with (he revolving-stage Irealmenf dial gave him erght different sels every time he hit Hie TV channel* lasf season "Dinah has the perfect show for a singer," he told me on the set of Ins second Republic western "The ,' Toughest ,\fan in Tombstone." and hats ttie kind of a show I'll do this fall." Eyebrows' may lift over Vaughn turning up as a western hero but lies not wide-eyed about it^-'Tve been riding all my life and lalkin» 1033" d0i " g Westcra nlms sil! « An, kind of a movie, he figures, is sooil for a sin e e r . "When we're on a tour with tha band we hit a lot of towns where there is no television. After 'Singing Guns' was released, a lot of people, who had never seen me came up and said, 'We're glad you' made that movie. We thought you wore fat and 50.' " Monroe's reaction to Monroe impersonators and their "muscle- treatment of his voice: "I wish there were more of them. It's the best publicity I've ever had. The best impersonation of me? _ Sammv Davis, Jr." * IS Years Ago In Blytheville — T. G. Seal of New Orleans arrived yesterday for a brief visit with his family. Further steps toward perfection of a county-wide- organization for taxpayers to assist in plugging alleged leaks in county finances'and to restore the value of county warrants to par were taken at a meeting of property owners at Osceola last night. R. C. Langston has been re-elected mayor of Luxora. ^\ •^ Early spring Is the tfm* to plant peas and about four inches apart in a row. This ycxr if, a'xo primary planting time for nalicnal convention delegates by the presidential candidates. Yon can count on what the peas will do with more certainty lhaji what the dclcjralcs will do one* the July convention trading Insects Answer to Previous Puzzle just competing for » part score. 1 South expected to find some slight values in the North hand since '(he opponents would otherwise bid more energetically. '!i should ha?« passed nout. There could be no k ta UM h»nd wh«n hu part- HOP.tZONTAL 1 Honey maker 4 Angle 8 Social insects 12 Small island in a river 13 Extent 14 Peel 15 Attempt 16 One who compliments 18 Shem's descendants 20 Mountain spur 21 Mystic ejaculations 22Ni£hl bi fs 24 Festive 26 Indigo 27 Madam (contr.) 30 Eulogistic memoirs 32 Lower 34Duler 35 Rubber 36 Dutch colonist 37 Horned ruminant 39 Italics <ab.) 40 Knitting slilch 41 For 42 Thin biscuit 45 Desert 49 Cordialj 51 Diminutive suffix 52 Standing (suffix) 53 Lampreys 54 Insect egg 55 Caresses 56 Gaelic 57 Distress call VERTICAL 1 Baseball tools 2 Ireland 3 Word derivation •i Bears lighlly 5 Heraldic band 6 Molive 7 Hoor covering 8 Mimics 9 Nostril lOWasle allowance U Dry 17 Higher 19 Likeness 23 Broader shellered side 26 Fall flower 27 Exlincl elephants 2S bewildered 2fl European blackbird (var.) 31 Stand 33 Scottish child 33C1U* beetle 40 Some insects are 41 Outmoded 42 Slinging insccl 43 Poker stake 44 Decree 46 Power ratio units •17 Medley 48 Fisherman's apparatus (pi.) 50 Device used by golfers IS n J LCI '. 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