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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 30, 1952
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PAGE FOUR BLrHlBVTLLB (ARK.) COURIEK THE BLYTHEVILLI COURIER NEWS THX COURIER HEWS CO. H. W. HA1NE8, Publisher KAJIRY A, HAIHBB. Awfatant PvbUthM A. A. FREDRICKSOM, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager goli National Advertising Rcpresentatlrei: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, DetroH, Atlanta, Memphis . Intcrcd a« second elas« matter at the pwt- 6fil« at BlytheTllle, Arkansas, »nder act of Con- greu, October », 1911. Member of The Associated PHW SUBSCRIPTION HATES: Bj carrier In the city of BIjrtheYllle or any tuburban town whero carrier *erri« k maintained/ 25c per week. By mall, within » radius of 50 mile*, »5.00 per year, JS50 for six monlhs. *1.25 for three month*; bj mall outside 5# mile zone, »I2M per year payable In advance. Meditations And II came to pass lhat nljhl, that Hie word of the Lord came unto Nathan, saying. — II Samuel 7:4. • * + It never frightened a Puritan when you bade him stand still and listen to the speech of Qod. His closet and his church were full of reverberations of the awful, gracious, beautiful voice for which he listened. — Phillips Brooks. Barbs ^fany n man would love to find a garage tow car In a ditch and charge $100 for pulling it out-. + • » The main seasons when fish don't seem to bit« are summer, winter, spring and fall. * * * An eastern woman who lost her voice two months ago has regained it. We wonder If she'll remember where she left off talking. * • * When you meet one of those beautiful-hut- dumlM, it's okay to stop and look — but don't listen. * * * Plies never Becm to know when a person > wants to take a nap. Bureaucrats See Dream Coming True: Secrecy There erupted onto page one of the nation's newspapers the other day two stories which never should have gotten that big a play. The fact that they did is due to one thing — secrecy. In one story the Federal Trade Com-' mission charged that an International oil cartel — five American and two foreign companies — controlled the amount of production and the prices of most of the world's oil. In the other a. Senate subcommittee accused the Army of holding back information on this country's scandalously expensive air base program in North Africa. The 189,000-word report on the oil business had originally been labeled se-" , cret by the government/Some of it was finally shaken loose after pressure by members of Congress. But'n lot was blue- penciled and will forever remain secret as far as the public is concerned- The air base story, which has been smoldering and sputtering for some time, hit page one the other day because the subcommittee said the Army hadn't been telling the public everything there was to know about the fantastic costs of the North African job. If in both cases — oil and air bases — the public had been kept regularly and adequately informed of the situation, there wouldn't have been enough news left in the stories to warrant putting them on page one. This secrecy business — as far as the government is concerned — is not a new thing, but it is a growing thing. And it's petting a little frightening. The bureaucrat's dream — a government which can function free from the annoying light of publicity and consequent public reaction — came a bit c!os- e rto reality recently when the President, by executive order, extended military security to all federal departments. A certain amount of such security is, of course, necessary. But a blanket arrangement covering all departments i-an make it awfully tough for people to find out what's going on in Washington, where even expert fact-finders can easily get bogged down. Some of the biggest government scandals in recent years have occurred under the thick, protective blanket of official secrecy that had nothing whatsoever to do with military security- In the corruption-ridden Reconstruction Finance Corporation, for instance, the public was not allowed to know who was applying for how much of a loan, what the terms of the loan were, and how the RFC members voted on it. Only after the deal had been mada was a brief announcement issued that such-and-such a firm had gotten a lotn for so much. The RFC ha* since tak« certain remedial eteps, but things thew are still hardly an open book. The Internal Revenue Bureau, also rocked by recent revelations of corruption, has its own special secrecy blanket. Under its protection occurred shennoni- gans which rocked the country- Why farming.should be secret i« a little hard to figure, but even the Agriculture Department was recently hauled up for allowing some loan frauds to operate in its bailiwick. And a department official had the gall to say it was an administrative matter in which the public was not interested. Not interested, our eye! The public is completely interested in what its government is up to. It's only when govern• mcnt operations are so beclouded by secrecy that people can't make head or tail of them that they're liable to lose interest. And while we're on the subject, Jet's not forget for one minute whose government this is. It belongs to the people and no one else. And every aspect of it —short of really top-secret military matters — should be on open display for all the people all the time. Views of Others The importance of 1 Vote With the 1052 national election Just a few months away, it Is startling to realize that In 1048 only forty-five million persons out of approximately ninety-three million eligible to vote, did vote. Frequently, 1 you hoar this question: What good will one vote do? Well, one vote has had a lot to do with a lot ol things In this country. Thomas'Jefferson was elected President by one vote In the electoral college. So was John Quincy Adams. Rutherford B. Hayes was elected President by one vote. His election was contested, and it was referred to an election commission. Again he won by a single vote. , , The man who cast that deciding vote for President Hayes was a Congressman from'In-' dlnna, a lawyer who was elected to Congress by K margin of just one vote. And that 'one vote was cast by a client of his, who though desperately ill, insisted on being taken to the polls to vote. Just one vote gave statehood to California, Idaho, Oregon, Texas, and Washington, and today all the millions living in those five states are Americans, by Just one vote. Now you may aay that the one vote situation applies only! to the past. Well, don't forget lhat the Draft Act of World War II passed the House by Just one vale, and you can carry this one vote history on and on. In 19-18, for Instance, one more political Republican vote in. each of Ohio's 8,800 preclncta woiild have carried that state for the Republicans, as the Democratic marglULjsas-7,100. In that one state alone, out of 8,l89.000~erjtitled to vote there were over two million who did not go to the polls. . Here Is-one place where every good American has a chance (o use his influence to establish and maintain a sound spiritual and economical United states. Your money — your property —- youj life are invested In the bfggwt going concern on earth, America, Go to the polls. — (Adapted.) Does He Mean It? There is, we suspect, a touch of Mark Antony's tongue-in-check eulogy for Caesar in the assertion of a recently-arrived Japanese envoy that "We have come not to borrow, but to pay." Jutchl Tsuchima says his mission is to repay $400 million Japan borrowed from private concerns prior to World War II. How will hard-up Japan pay? He wants to listen to the proposals of creditors. His Ideas are "up my sleeve, and will slay there until the conferences begin." It would be a wonderful reversal of a trend if Japan did pay, and joined the lonely Finns who also pay their debts. With hopeful eyes on Juichl's sleeve, we nevertheless must see the yen before we ken. —Charlotte (N.C.) News SO. THEY SAY In 65 per cent of the cases when polio Is treated by my method In the early stages, Its effects are minimized In the invaded areas. — Sister Kenny, Australian nurse. * » • Discrimination is a form of leprosy that imperils the foundations of the democratic institutions and there is no reason to hide it. — U. S. Ambassador to Mexico William O'Dwyer. * * * v An armistice is In direct proportion to the amount of pressure put on thn enemy. — U. S. Eighth Army Commander Gen. James Van Fleet. * * * We decided that two together can live cheaper than two apart, so we built a ranch house, figuring we might as well pay rent to ourselves. — 76-year-old Fred Ellenbnrg after his marriage to 93-year-old Margaret Becbe. * * * It (war) began to be an anachronism, a handicap, and an impossibility If civilization ultimately U to survive. — Qen. Douglas MacArthur, SATURDAY, AUGUST SO, 195J On Your Morlc, Get Set . . * Peter Edson's Washington Column— Confusion Reigns as Politicians Vie for So-Called "Labor Vote' WASHINGTON -(NEA>- Thefile union membership and the la"'".? . . lnc so-called "labor boi- bosses. This has been the contention of vote" In the presidential campaign presents one of the more confused sectors on the political front. Republican spokesmen have already tried to pin on Democratic presidential candidate Adlal Stevenson the label of -Captive of the CIO- PAC —the Congress of Industrial O r ga- nlzations-Polltlcal Action Committee, An attempt was made to put this hex on the Democrats In the Roosevelt and Truman cnm- PeUr Edm lafgns, but they won any.way. On the other hand, some Repub- Icnn spokesmen like Senator Tnft, attempt to prove that there Is no ;uch thing as a "labor vote." By his victory in the Ohio senatorial ace of 1950, Taft proved to his own satisfaction at least that work- ng men and women are primarily people, and that they vote as individuals—not at the dlclatfon of union labor officials. Some of senator Taft's Ohio managers and statisticians figured out that at least 35 per cent of he union labor members voted for him In 1950. CIO-PAC people point out here that "35 per cent ain't il." And until half the union members start voting Republican, the jOP can't claim that it has union Rbor's support. Republican campaign headcjuar- :ers In Washington, however. Is de- :ermlned to make a major pitch for the labor vote this year. The appeal Is to be based on (he belief that there is considerable difference of opinion between rank-and- many big business employers for some time, particularly on the union shop issue and the Tafl-Hart- ley law as a whole. Most of these employers are probably Republicans, so this OOP tack will catch'their straw votes In the political winds. Whether it will catch many rank-and-file union members' votes Is something else again. ' The plans for the Republican campaign.for the labor vots are now In the hands 'of OOP National Chairman!-Arthur Summerfield. No decision has been made on who will head up the drive. Big Bill Hutcheson of the API> Carpenters did it In 1948. At Democratic headquarters, the campaign for the labor vote Is already organized and on. It is being run by George M. Harrison, president of the Brotherhood of Railway Clerks, and Eli Oliver, who formerly worked with the late Sidney Hillman In PAC. Mr. Harrison Is expected to do a better Job of this than he did as labor's representative on C. E. Wilson's Office of Defense Mobilization staff. At ODM, Harrison took his oath of office »nd never thereafter reported for work. At Democratic headquarters, there la no false modesty about accepting support from, any level of the labor movement—the international officers, Washington lobbyists, organizers, local officials or rank-and-file membership. The Democratic platform Is pitched for a direct appeal for this potential vote of 15 million members, plus another IS million In their families. Within the union labor move- ment Itself there is no unanimous opinion, no unified plan of political action. John L. Lewis of the Mine Workers sums this up in his statement that American labor faces an era of threats to its very existence. "The men and women of the ranks of labor cry aloud for unity," says Mr. Lewis. "The spectacle of the segments of organized labor In America heaving and shoving in all directions—or in no direction—gives aid and comfort to those who would destroy us and institute their own, modern version of serfdom^' Politically, Lewis still runs his own "Labor's Non-P artisan League." CIO has Its PAC. AFL runs its LLPE—Labor's League for Political Education. Railway Brotherhoods run their RLPL — Railway Labor's Political League. And so on. They travel pirallel paths, but there Is no labor conspiracy to throw the election one way or the other. CIO's executive board has recommended to PAC that It support the Stevenson-Sparkman ticket. That's as good as an order. Several of the railway brotherhoods have independently endorsed the Democrats. APL is trying to stick to its traditional policy of "Elect our friends! Defeat our enemies." But President William Green insists "Labor is not neutral." How un-neutral it is will probably be shown after bolti Eisenhower and Stevenson address the AFL nations! convention tn mid- September. APL Just can't buy the OOP platform. Ike will have to pull a rabbit out of his hat to win -an endorsement. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA S«rric* The easy explanation for some- !hlng which occurs In the human body is not necessarily the right one. Q—I am a young woman of 33 and have suffered four years on and off because of too much acid In my urine. I can't go away much because of It, nnd don't want to spend the rest of my life sitting around at home. Have you any suggestions? Mrs. F. A—The urine Is normally more often slightly acid than it is basic or alkaline. It seems quite certain that the explanation of this correspondent's difficulty Is something else than Just an acid reaction of the urine. A physician's job is to search for and then correct what Is really responsible for the symptoms which are evidently distressing, but are described so vaguely in this Inquiry. Q—A dear relative has multiple myeloma. Would you please discuss this? Mrs. W. K. A—This Is a particular kind of tumorous disease wfilch locates tn the bones. Several treatments. Including the use of X-rays over the areas of bone Involvement, and use of ACTH, appear to bring at least some temporary relief. •ffect one way or another on the health. Q—I have for years been a frequent and heavy pipe smoker, but lately have not obtained the enjoyment I formerly did. I wonHer if this means I have definite blood vessel disease? K. L. D. A—Failure to enjoy smoking as much as one did formerly is not necessarily a sign of blood vessel disease. If yo^i clo not enjoy It any more, why not give It up? Q—Recently I suffered an attack of brusltls In my arm and shoulder. Now I am told I have calcium deposits. Would you pleas* tell me what these are? Mrs. G.W.T. A—Sometimes, following Inflammation of a bursa, which is a little pocket generally near one of the Joints, calcium salts will be deposited. Just why this should occur Is not entirely clear, but In some fashion It appears to be one of nature's reactions to the Irritation. Occasionally, the calcium deposits have to be removed by surgery, if less radical measures prove ineffective. Q—Will you please write about asparagus? I have often heard it argued that It was not good for one because of the odor. Mrs. S. A—There is frequently an odor to the urine after a person has eaten asparagus, but this ha* no \ JACOBY ON BRIDGE Watch Foe'i Bidding To Be Bridge Winner By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service If you remember the way declarer has bid his hand you can Ihcn keep track of his high cards ns he, plays them. This will often give you the key to the correct defense. In today's hand West opened the five of diamonds, and South won in his own hand with the king. Q—Is the use of benzedrine harmful to the body if taken In the form of >', table daily? Mrs. M. B. A—This Is a fairly small dose, and It Is doubtful that It would produce harm. There have, however, been K few cases of apparent habit-formation resulting from the long-continued use of benze- drine—probably in considerably l»rg*r doses, how«v»r. HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— The Laugb Parade: Spike Jones frequently U mistaken for Jimmy Cagney but only once did he appreciate the- physical similarity. Spike and his wife, Helen Grayco, were ituck at a tablo near the kitchen door In the dining -room ol a St. Louis hotel. The view of the floor show, «nd (he service, were terrible. Spika o'nd Helen had a quick conference and then Helen went to a lobby phone, called the dining room and asked (or Jimmy Cagney. By tha time Spike returned from answering the call they "had a new table at ringside, half a dozen waiters were bowing and the food started flying." A couple of teen-agers told their mamas that they wero rushing to a theater to see Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis and have a good cry. comedians!" the mother said. "Yeah, we know," chorused the Junior misses, "but Johnnie Ray's in the stage in person." Walter O'Keefe encountered' a femine contestant from Texas on 'lls "Double or Nothing" broadcast vho said she made her living 'topping." "Oh," said puzzled O'Keefo, •but what is topping?' "Well," answered tho southern >elle, "I do my topping on a top- writer." Number, Please An agent who called Fox to ask rhy "The Number," a Shelley Win- ers starrer, was postponed, got this answer from n hnrd-blltcn iecretary in the casting office: 'We're trying to get -Tout Seven. Bert Six and Helen Twlevetrcce for tho picture." Frank DeVol claims ho knows why drive-in theaters are so pop"The movie I saw tha other night couldn't be shown Indoors," ne quips. An 8-year-old was a' wide-eyed spectator to some tense and heavy dramatics for n scene on location at Claremont. Cnlif., for "The Member of the Wedding." Finally Ibe kid lurned to a pnl and said: "You know—I think they're Just WEST AJ972 VQ5 • 531 + KJ103 N^RTH * 10 V J 1098) * A 108 4 4834 EAST * A4 SOUTH (t>) *KQ8653 V A + A76J North-South vul. We* North I* Pasi 1N.T 2 * • Pass Pass Opening lead—• »QJ91 Eut Pass Pass Soulh ducked n club, and East won with the nine. East returned a low heart, and South won with the ace. Now South! laid down the «ce of clubs and continued with a low club, West winning with the Jack. At this point West knew, of own*, that Scuts bad acother Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Rural theater owner In Nevada ' to Director Lloyd Bacon's question about the starting time of the evening show: "It's all according," said ths showman. "Short subjects start at sundown—features at moonup." 'lub, and that It was therefore vital to lead a (rump iu order to prevent dummy from ruffing out the club. The only question was: which trump to lead fc-om the West hand? Wilhout thinking carefullv, West ed the jack of spades. East hesi- ;ated. but his play didn't Make much difference. Actual! v, he made things easier for declarer by putting up ihe ace of spades. East then returned a heart, and South ruffed. By this time South had a very good Idea <:'. v.-hst 7^3 going en. and he saw no harm In playing or an overtrick—particularly since his was played in a match-point ournament wh?re overtricks are very Important, soulh ' therefore cashed Ihe king of spades, led a diamond to the dummy, and ruffed diamond in his hanjl. By this time, South and West each held two spades and one club South therefore led his last club and forced West to lead away rum the nine-seven of trumps up to South's queen-eight. ; West should have known that It was quite safe to lead the deuce of spades instead of the jack. South had already shown up with the ace of hearts, king of diamond, and the ace of clubs. South :oulci not also have the three top :rumps since he had meekly bid only two spades. It was obvious that East had a higher trump than dummy's ten. If West had led the deuce of trumps, he would have been left with the Jack-nine at the end, and could lead a trump safely without losing his trump trick. acting." , A couple of days of cloudy weather held up filming of "Big ji m MoLain" on location in Honolulu, and Jolm Wayne observed to Duje Kahanamoku: "I see you have unusual weather here like we have In California." "Well, not exactly like Callfor. nia," replied the Duke. "Over her* we don't talk about it." • "When (hey count the house »l a maternity hospital," Wlllard Waterma wants to know, "do yoa call It, taking InfantoryJ" GoJden Chaiic-e— No Gold Paul S. Nathan. In Publishers' Weekly tells of the lime that Sam Goldwyn, humorist H. Allen Smith and agent Bert Allenberg met to discuss a writing contract for Smith. Ooltlwyn outlined a screen story idea and Smith agreed to whip it talk turned to salary and Goldwyn- began to hedge. Smilh had never written a movlo before. Goldwyn pointed out, and this \vns a golden' clinnce for him to learn the bust: ness from a master. The opportunity that he was offering Smith could hardly be measured in terms of dollars, Goldwyn ndded. There was a momet's sllenco ami finally Allenberg, In a q u | e | voice, snld, "Sam, just how much tuition do you think Mr. Smith should pay you?" Bob Hope's seven-year-old son Tony, promises to be the next comic In the family. Hope gave the youngster » birthday party and the cake sported one extra candle for good luclc. But Tony's comment about ths extra candle was, "Is It because I'm beyond my age?" Keith Andes, on shelving his singing for straight dramatic actIng: "As soon as you sinu In pictures- you'ie hooked. I never considered myself a singer. I just used my voice as a lever to get bread and butter." 15 Years Ago In Blyiheville Trig Fanners Bank and Trust Company is opening a branch a* Manila. First -bale to be ginned In tha county was" reported on Aug. 18. : Mr. and Mrs.. Carl Davis and aon. Carl,.jr., spent the weekend near Hardy. -, After January, President Tru->' man will discover a lot of things that will be expensive noveltiea for him. For example, il he ivants to use up those loud shirt* . le has worn in Florida each winter, he'll have to pay m's own expenses on the vacation. Maine Mixture Answer to Previous Puziie HORIZONTAL 3 Educational 1,5 Maine Is \ S r ° u P <«*>•> nicknamed "The . Slate 1 9 Utopian 11 Iroquoian Indians 12 Gratify , 13 Ringer 15 Note in Guido's scal 4 Direction 5 Allowance for waste , 6 Narrow inlet 7 Lamprey- catchers 8 Tasteless alkaloid 10 Conductors 11 Epic poetry uu.i.uo ataie .„ _, ., 16 Playing card ?£°". dles 18 Age IS Youngsters 21 Dower property 22 Sand 23 Mollify 25 Middle (law) 26 Drone bee 27 Spring (Bib.) 28 Indian mulberries 23 In the past month (ab.) 30 Amphitheater 33 Timeless 37 Regulars (ab.) 38 African antelope 39 Set eagle 40 Mimic 41 Lift 43 Air (comb. form) 44 City in Maine 46 Pesters 48 Fish part 49 Change 50 Head (Fr.) 51 Youths VERTICAL 1 Cushion i Form » notion 14 Ratio 30 Arabian 31 Meal 17 Diminutive of 32 State of Ronald needing 20 Cars 33 Blackbird 22 Docile 34 Expunged 24 Indian weight 3* ; Scoffs 25 Unit of lenglh 36 Weights of 27 Maine's capital India 38 Pierce 41 Pit 42 Relate 45 Natural channel 47 Indonesian ot Mindanao H7

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