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BLTTHEVTU,* (AKK.) COURIER FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 5, 1952 TMI BLYTH1VILL1 COURIB* HBWI TH» COURIMl HEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, PvbUiher KAKJtT A. HAIHB6, A»ilet»nt Publkhw A. A. FREDRICK6OX, Bdl*or D. HUMAN, Advertising M«nag«r Boll Nttltmtl Advertising RepreMntatlvei: W»U»c« Witmer Co., Hew York, Chicago. Detroit, AtUnU. Mempht*. Inttwd u focond clasi mitUr »» th« post• of(ic« »t BlythevUle, .Arkansas, under »cl ol Con- greu, October », 1917. Member of Trie Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytherille or »ny suburban town where carrier service U nwln- Uined, 250 per week. By m»i), within & radius ol 50 milrt. »5,00 per ye«r »2 50 lor six months 11.25 [or three monlnr. by mall outside 64 mile zone. S12.50 per yenr piyab!* !n advance. Meditations The Lord shall preserve llife from all evil: lie shall present Uiy soul. — rsalms 121:5. * * * Whate'er of earth Is forni'd. to earth returns. The soul of man alone, that particle divine. Escapes the vrcck of worlds, when all things fall. —W. C. somervlllc. Too Much of a Good Thing English authors nre complaining they're unduly hard hit by taxes. They've been writing letters to the newspapers about it, One writes, ."Officialdom knows perfectly well that authors are unable to go on strike, as they can never resist the temptation to write, even if there is to be no recompense." Now that's too had. It's a downright shame. }n fact, it's one thing that's wrong with things today. Too many writers are unable lo turn off the muse.. They get so infatuated with the 'sound of their own typewriters that they keep on writing whether they have anything to write about or not. The result is billions of words which nobody has time to read, much less ponder and digest. With the result that the written word is losing some of its once-great power. Just a case of too much of a good thing. So, having no wish to denounce an evil and then K" right on committing it, we'll bite this thing off right here. Barbs The travel hug which bites thousands of Americans these nays is the mosquito. « * « Illinois bandits got only 5-MOO In a liar — Missing two cases of hooie. * « « After a person drives a bargain to get a second- hand'car, he Is likely to discover he isn't driving a bargain. * * * Some wild women In Africa have lonf hair »4 no clothes, while cure h»ve shorf hair. * * • Some bosses are so absent-minded that on occasion they go to the office Instead of the golf course. Views of Others Segregation Case Watch Campaign Vows; Military Revamping Cistly We may be hearing soon some prom- iseg — however vague — about cuts in incom* taxes, cuts in government spending. And it would make nice rending. But before buying any such campaign promises — however vague — it might be a good idea to take a look tit the glum, gray, but solid figures. The government this year will spend I around ?85 to ?90 billion. Last year it spent approximately ?71 billion. Of the $85 to ?!)0 billion to be spent 1 this year, about S5G billion will be for ; defense. And ngreed-on rmd contem- | plated defense expenditures for the next i five years will total at least $250 bil- ! lion. The qualification "at least" has significance if only as it covers the revamping of our military forces in line with the latest scientific improvements. For instance, the B-3G bomber. Only : about three years ago that giant air' craft was about the hottest card we held I in the international air defense game. Today the B-36 is virtually obsolete. It hasn't even been used in Korea, and chances are it will never see combat. Reason: the development of jet bombers by England and other coun- ' tries. That same development will have to be made by our own Air Force, and it will cost lots of money. Then, there's the atomic-pnwered submarine. \Ve already have one near completion. If it's successful, and eventually il almost certainly will be. our whole submarine fleet will have to lie : revamped atomwise. i ' How extensively atomic energy will i ' be applied to powering our .oilier ma- I I chines of war is anybody's guess. But 1; the field seems at this time to be pretty wide open. And the cost of any such ! \ wholesale revamping as that is at this •>'" time almost incalculable. The. whole broad area of military , electronics — radar, .sonar, electric aiming and firing devices, and all the rest — are still largely in the development stage. Further improvements are coming along all the time. And they all cost f money, l.ols of it. i In fact top military men. speaking of the current costly revolution in fighting machines and weapons, estimate we may very well go on paying out at least $50 billion a year for defense for the next 20 years. And when yon stop to think that right now over R2 per cent of otir annual expenditures are going for defense, it's pretty hard to see where any sizable reductions are going to be made — in spending, and consequently in taxes. Historically, the United States Supreme Court has upheld segregation conditioned urx^n black and white races receiving "separate but equal" consideration under the law. In recent years, however, the court has gingerly avoided either reversal of this ruliiiK or outright reaffirmation of It. Now a case corning up from a Delaware court will nsk the supreme Court to cither restate or reverse the long-standing doctrine. It is the case of Helton vs. Gcbhart lo the r>l- n\vare Court of Chancery, which ruled that segregation "is discrimination Itself." But the Delaware court also nsXed for a ruling by the Supreme Court of the United States as the only body that can give the final answer. Unless the high court side-step. 1 ; the Issue, it is confronted with a decision of momentous importance that will raise a bitter controversy. The people of the South, where a heavy Negro minority gives the issue peculiar significance and aspects, should heed the possible seriousness of the action of the Delaware court. —Dallas Morning News. C mon Now. Big Boy, Allez Oop! Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By VANESSA BROUN For Ersklnc Johnson, who Is on vacation HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — There's a young, imaginative talent agent in New York whom I have offended by my reaction to his proposal that I make a small i wood was built on beauties dls- ! covered in drug stores, laundries | nnd beauty parlors, but (here's no persona! excitement about on actress with attar of "halls of Ivy" clinging to her. Producers don't credit her with sex appeal anrt they skip tier when fortune by becoming a permanent i a part calling for physical allure member of a television quiz show, j comes along. "you're perfect for It," he roa- FIUKNDS FAILED ME soncd. "You're an ex-Quiz Kid. you're brilliant and witty." •That's true," I modestly re- oined. "But docs Marilyn Mon- 'oe. say, sit in on information lanel shows?" That stumped him, I rounded. she's never o I went on: "Haven't you .1 heard that I've rewritten my life completely nnd it contains not one reference to my ever having been R Quiz Kid? "Nope." 1 told the agent, "ca Newspapermen ask her dull questions and she gives dull answers. Her logs may be as shapely as Betty Arable's and her chest as Jane Russell's, hut asked to pose for cheesecake pictures by the press agents, * My best friends wouldn't tell me, but I finally learned—the hard way—that I was caught like a rat me when there's an opening on | in the trap of my own I.Q. 'It Pays to Be Ignorant'.", Now I'm as dumb as Irma This is my one-woman losing around producers and directors. I wear plunging necklines and slits in my skirts. And I'm getting the colorful, arresting' parts that never came my way when I was a walking encyclopedia. I had a scare a few months ago when I read that Marilyn Monroe was an omnlveroits reader—classics. Peter f dson's Washington Co/ursin—- U. S. Editors Support Ike 4 to 1: Say He Will Win in Close Race WASHINGTON dniiy newspaper —(NBA)— U. S. editors arc sup' In The American Tradition A short time nfjo the Kansas Livestock Association held its annual meeting at Wichita. It passed a set of resolutions under the title "Freedom" which deserve national attention. In part, here is what was said: "We frnnkly recognize the fact that the policies and acts of government^ which we did heretofore and do now condemn, "hive been legalized ostensibly under the theory that, by promoting the economic security of the individual they would abolish want and fenr. This, \ve nssert, is the Identical false theory on which rest. 1 ; the doctrine of communism, fi hrlief which denies the nature of man. insults the Creator, desecrates our Constitution nnd, violates the Ten commandments. It ha.s sapped the spirit nnri strength of every Christian nation that has indulged H. . . "We are quite conscious of the pain that wilt attend the reversal of our present course. The transition from an untenable artificial economy to the law of supply and demand Inexorably decreed by Nature; from the lavish spending of inflation dollars to the enforced exercise of public anrt private thrift in the use 1 of honest currency; from dependence on the subsidies of socialism to * the self-reliance of enliphtened capitalism; this transition we know, will inflict upon each one of us heavy hardship and stern sacrifice. "Rut. upholding the old ConsiUwtion and honoring the Founders of the Republic, we demand its restoration, . . ." The people who dr-M in livestock, like people in a thousand divert hncs of endeavor, have had a full do*e of the bitter modicme of povernment j paternalism, povrinmrnt controls of almost every concriv.ihle kind, and political dictation of our lives. Their re.viluurm is in the finest. American tradition, —CJrrfiv.vooii • Mis?.) Com mon wealth. teresting comparison of editorial i opinion in six main U. S areas.: ; New England and the Middle At- antic States; the South, east of the Mississippi River; the South, •est of the Mississippi Rlver;the Midwest, east of the Mississippi; the Prairie .states, west of the Mississippi, find the Rocky Mountain and West Coast states. Only in the Southeast and the Southwest does the Democratic ticket have strong editorial sup port.But even here only 42 per cent of the editors said they were supporting Stevenson and Sparkman. In the Southeast. 42 per ceni are. supporting Eisenhower and Nixon. In the Southwest the Re publican ticket has 35 per cent o the editorial support. But in this area 24 per cent of the L-riitors say they will support neither candidate. On the popular vole, eriiiors be-llrtis is also the serument of 16 ieve the Republican plurality will] per rent oE the editors in the South)e n little over 2,500,000. The aver- east and 18 per cent in the Mid- porting Republican Dwight D. Eisenhower for the presidency by n atio of four to one. But approximately onn editor in six is Blip- porting neither Eisenhower nor Gov. Adlal Stevenson, the Democratic nominee. The same majority of the editors believe that General Eisenhower will win the election. An average of thctr predictions gives the Republican nominee a margin of 31 elrctor- al votes—281 to 250. Two hundred and sixty-six of the 531 electoral votes are neces- Pelcr Erfsun snrv !or vlctorv . of their predictions is for total Republican vote of 28,420.uOO EIS against a Democratic vote of 25.420.00D. Tliis would mean a total vote of over 54.000.000 in 1952. It would he west. By contrast, the Republican ticket issupported by 73 per cent of the pnpevs in the Midwest, 84 per cent in the Prairie slates, 85 per cent in the far West and a high of Democratic victory of 375-156. pre dieted by the Purkersburg W. Va.) Sentinel. Midwest Sees Big GOP Pluralilj Northeast and Midwest editor caned more towards a bigger Re publican victory, which was onlj o be expected. But an average Southeastern editors' prediction gave the Democrats a victory b only three electoral votes—267 t 264. The same Southeastern editor guessed that the Democrats woul win by a popular vote margin less than a million—28.100,000 t 27,800.000. If this prediction borne out, it will be one of closest races in history. On the other hand, an average of Midwestern editorial opinion gives the Republicans a victory by a plurality of over four million otes—29 million to 25 million. Oly a few papers, like the Lead S. D.) Call. Batesville (Ark.) juarcl, Alva COkla.) Review-Cour- er and the Easton (Pa.) Express, battle against three national magazines who carried recent stories on the Quiz Kid who became a Glamor Queen. Now, I don't want lo lose the friendship and confidence of this particular agent, so I owe him further explanation. CAN'T FUSK IT For all I know, he is still looking for the movie actress reckless nough to blurt out the answer to question concerning the birth- lace of the Queen of Shebn or to istinguish between measures of lozart and Hindemith. But I can't risk showing my •rains any longer. For years I let the sfudio gn head and exaggerate. "Yes, Va- ! essa speaks Ifi languages.". . . 'Why, yes, Einstein wrote her for he answer to a certain geometry problem." . . . "No, we're sorry, anc-ssii wouldn't have the time. She has to finish her Plato." If I had to do !t fill over again, :'d tell the publicity boys on that ir&t interview after signing my studio contract: I've never read anything but pulp magazines. I never went beyond the third grade in school. A .alent scout found me in the Georgia swamps talking gibberish and wearing a burlap bag. I sign 'X' to my contracts." Maybe it's because early Holly- mind you, not best-sellers—and that she was addicted to reading the poems of Rainer Maria Rilke at odd moments. Then I talked to a press agent who sputtered at the Idea that Marilyn was a literary woman and accused someone of trying to sabotage his work on her behalf. "Maybe," he roared, "she Jtoes round with a copy of Rilke, but here are copies of the latest cormo looks hidden under the covers." There—I ask you. A Columbus. Ohio, sheriff calls moon-bathing" by hlch school i-ouncsters "immoral." If they don't :et. tanned, they surely should.— Memphis Press-Scimitar. Advice to a young man: When In doubt whether you -should kiss a girl OT not. always remember that a. girl can stand a shock better than disappointment. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. considerably above the 48.(190,000 j 92 per cent in the Northeast, votes cast in 1948.But it would! The national totals show 68 per be con.siderBbly below the 60.000,- cent of the papers for the Republi- 000 total vote hoped lor. These nre the highlights of a poll cans, 17 per cent for the Democrats. 12 per cent supporting neith- of (he 700 U. S. newspapers * re- er ami only 3 per cent not having reiving this column. The editors j decided as of Aug.15 whom they of these papers were asked 15 will support, if anybody. questions on the prospects, trends On predicting the results of the and issues in the 1952 catnpaipn. election In both popular and elec' Over 350 editors replied to the j lornl college votes, the editors questionnaire. This 50 per cent re-j views varied vastly. About half the ttirn is considered a good result for this kind of a mail survey of opinion, Replies came frotn every state in the union nnd were well- balanced geographically. So the j trie pnH gives a pood cross-section of; for editorial opinion two months fore tlir election. editors admitted frankly that U was still too early in the cam pni^n to toll. Od those who did make a guess range was from a predicliot a Republican landslide of 40 be-[electoral votes out of the 531 mad S by the Reflector-Chronicle of Abi! The replies make possible an in-i one, Kans.,, Ike's home town, to these left.) Since the diamond finesse was hopeless, declarer put up dummy's ace of diamonds at once, and two rounds of trumps. He ther tried the club finesse, losing to East's king. East, very properly, returnee the five of hearts, and South went into a huddle with himself. Was East lending from (he ace or from the queen? He reasoned that East had already shown up with the king of clubs and almost surely held the king ot diamonds. Somehow this seemed to indicate that East would not also hold the ace of hearts. South thought it was unlikely that all of the high cards 75 Years Ago In fi/yf/ievf/fe The Commodity Credit Corporation announced today that it will ake loans of nine cents per pound i producers on the 1937 cotton rop. WPA rolls in Arkansas have been ut from over 20,000 to 18,400. Announcement has been made of he engagement and approaching marriage of Miss Virginia Mathilda Overton to Frank Lee Wesson. would be held by nent. the same oppo- houghl thaf the total vote would et up lo the 60-million mark, with •\ 35-mUUon vote for the Republicans. Tte Newton (la.) News rais es this to 40 million, GOP; 20 mil- ion. Democratic. ' The general theory of Democra- ic politicians bas been that the jigger the vote, th*? better the chance for a Democratic Party victory. This is represented in the opinion of editors like Tom Humphrey of the Portland (Ore.) Journal, who predicts a 30-million to 35-milh'on victory for Governor Stevenson. The Douglas (Am.) Dispatch, Edmond (Okla.) Enterprise, ser (W. Va.i News and Celina (O.) Standard and others share this pre diction. But far more papers feel that there will be a considerable "stay borne" movement. This, and other aspects of this survey of editorial opinion, will be reviewed in this space, in tbe next issue. This reasoning had no basis In either logic or mathematics, and South's play ot a low heart cost him the contract. West won with he queen of hearts, and promptly switched back to the ten of diamonds. Now South had lost two diamonds, two hearts, and a club. South should have put up the king of hearts because it was his only chance to make the contract he would return to diamonds, nnc the defenders would' surely take at least one heart, two diamonds and a club. Note that if South properly play the king of hearts, he has no fur ther trouble. He can then get a discard on one of dummy's clubs thus winning Eive trumps, thre .clubs, a. diamond, and a heart. Sunday School Lesson — ' \V. K. Oilrny. D. D. Written for XEA Service D.u-id. first successful Kins of Is- : evident prosperity seems built large- rael. nfier the tragic dnunl^U anrt ; !y upcm vast production nnd expen- suicide of Saul, the tirsi chosen^ rtmirrs incident lo \var. I think that kinc. has become a creal lisure in ; liis'ory ^hows that the crervt eras rf j • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Poor Playing Will Cost You Plenty States' Rights Arch Nearbrite says he finds some of the campaign speeches confusing. It sounds at times as though the Democrats were running Stevenson against Hoover and the Republicans running Eisenhower against Truman. Answer to Previous Puzzta SO THEY SAY A man horc his mind. -- iC., Ill) ^ dnr^croiis only when he clows ^rf.'^ William L- Da \vson Crime pynclir.ii t\i .ire built on public apflthy. Pfople are nnw awarr of the- pvUs fl'id nre rfe- manriins er.fniTommt — Wisconsin Attorney Gen- em! Yernon Th<ini.-on. * * * Tf is ivmrh CJISHT lo erl a million dollar?, out of a rtrh Iwband (hnn it is out of an n cirrus. —Actress Zr-n 7.5 a dabnr. who is being sued for R rvalV.nn by ,ictrr,^ Conrme Calvct, * * * I am afniiri our •Knsnlsh'" no-men arc a th-msflrirt times mose Harmful than thp American yes -mrn. — Philip, the Duke of Edeu- burch. * * * No thirs^i:"*;: American is pmvsa to 1(01 f^r tUe Iriea that you car. put Adlai Stevenson at the whefl with H,ury Tinman not dotn? the driving from tho back $c-at. ~- OOP National Commit- Iceman Arthur Sumnicrficlcl. ligious symbol down to our time. He is the harpist and singer, sym- j oll^lne music in life and worship: | o is the Psalmist, voicing life's, cepcst emotions and aspirations: ] e is n symbol of tile loyal and af- ' ; cctiomte friend in his love (or onathjin. a counterpart in the re- iKious world of the famous Damon nd Pylhlas: and perhaps, more lull nny other famous man except .braliam Lincoln, Iw symholiics maftnanimilv and elemental scntle- ;s in such incidents ns his. Epar: the life o! Saul and in the famous Incident fo the water from the of Bethlehem (II Samuel ocial and economic prosperity have Iron curtains, an fl hostilities have almost abol- ^K\ intcrnnlinnal trnrie and ex- By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When West led (he jack of dla- '"' | monds in the hand shown today, fears, suspicions, south had no doubts about the location of the king of diamonds. For one thing. West probably had chance, the potential volume, power HORIZONTAL 56 Cape I "Granite 57 Pla « d State," VERTICAL Hampshire i Seines 4 "Buckeye. 2 Pen name of Slate" Charles Lamb 8 "Bean State," 3 "Badger some sort, of leadabte hoirtmg in But what of Israel durins D.ivld's imc? What wns the condition rc- leioiisly and socially of the people whor.i he consolidated for the first time into a nation? For hitherto. I think it misVit he. said, the Jew s had been a rootle rather than a nation, with .1 tribal rather linn a national orsamzitlon --a fart strikingly Interesting in our : the Temple own time between there is again aj So 1M n w Jewish nntio ntn Palestine. wenlth of which can be only dimly imagined if all the progress of communication and transportation rn'ilri he broueht Into effect and action in a aorld of international peace, David broueht peace to Israel, and an abour.djnc prosperity, the full nature of \vliirh became evident In the heritage he left to Solomon who contimirri to rmild upon the ! fimid;>.tinns D;iiiri laid. ! Tills prtv^ierity brought its own I problems, as prosperity has broueht . them in successive generations. A snirit of materialism arose In con- tra't wi'b the reunions aspiration and eN"f-. cc inn found its htsh- ; e=t nprf nohlrst •.rf'^r.inre in Solomon's rr^ver at thf dedication of r IS:53V n.iUonal life, as In the I lives of individuals, trie conflict he- David, the successful man_o! war. j twee n cnM anrt evil, between re- went on until evil eventually, or teinrorarilv. tri'.uiv.thr-d to bring the nMion do\vn m division, dispersion and es ! ' n ••- 1 ;M> ?n iilti'ri-it" resto- r ,i'^n. r/. r '-,.-.-v , n t hc days ( .f Ezra and Neliemiah. NORTH 5 4Q842 » J 10 « AQ6 + A J 9 8 WEST EAST *75 463 VQ843 ¥A9652 • J 1098 • K74 + 643 *K52 SOUTH (D) * AKJ 109 WK7 » 532 + Q107 North-South vul. South West North East 1 A Pass 3 * Pass \ 4» Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* J broueht peare to Israel For the first time since the rcfirn from Kpvpt there was the opportunity for ; pome prrmaueucy of liuilriinp and prosperity, r>r.-7it<> Ihr- (n't thit T .ii» "vi-c today In a war economy and oar hearts, and would have chosen ithat if his diamonds had been headed by the kinc. What's more. West happened to be a gentleman who prided him self on not leading away from k^;-. 'Bruise p'avers av» imorov ing, but there are still some ol <ab.) 12 High priest (Bib.) 14 Bewildered 15 Palmlike plants 16 Every three years 18 Perfumed pads 20 Chalcedony 21 Rowing tool 22 Otherwise 24 Unite 26 Employs 27 Mimic 30 Navy officer 32 Inventor of logarithms 34 Soiled ' 35 More boring 36 Male child 37 Disorder 39 Hearing organs •to Father U Pale 42 Native ol largest continent 45 Cooked 49 Natives of "Old Dominion State" 51 Hurry 52 Bacchanalian cry 53 Poster siake 54 Vase State" 4 Aquatic mammal 5 , n j uicd £1*T fir 1 19 Mohammedan SSAmino acid wise man 40 Perennial C Wading birds 23 Makes a loan herbs 7 Full (suffix) 24 Limbs 41 Decreases 8 Dog disease 25 Nested boxes 42 Prayers 9 Continent 26 Beneath 43 Hindu deity 10 Chair 27 Shade tree 44 Mineral 11 Auction 23 Equal 46Cercals 17 "Old ," 29 Makes 47 Ireland nickname of mistakes 48 Depression New Jersey 31 Sign of zodiacoO Girl's college 33 Entreaties nickname •

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