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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 17, 1952
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PAGE'-EIGHT THIS BLYTHEVILLE COUKIK* NEWS TH« COURIER NEW* CO. H. W. HA1NK0. Publisher HARRY A. HAIMHB. AMteUnl PubtblMf A. A. PKEDH1CKSON. Kditor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Manager •oil Nttlontl Adrcrtising Reprewnutltei: Wnllncf Wltmer Co., New York, Chlc»KO. DctroH, AllinU, Mcmptiii. EnlfMd us iceond claw matter it Ihe post- office at Blyllieville. ,Arkans»s. under »c.l a! Con- frei«. October », 1917. Member ol The A«ocin»«d Prfu SUBSCRIPTION RATS*. By currier in th« cily ot Bljrthevilk or »nj Miburtun lown when carrier service U main- Uined, 25c per week By mull, wilhln * radius ol SO mil», J5.00 per jj»r. »'J,00 for si* months H 25 lor lllrtt inoiuhc by mil outside M mite loue. S 12.50 per je»r pav&bl* in advance. Meditations llul we had the scale iu« uf death hi ourselves, thai we should not lru*l In oursclvfs, Hut in Cod whk-h ralsrlh tht dead. — II C'or. 1:9. * > » Immortality is the glorious di-cuvery of Chnsli- ftiniy. — William Charming. Barbs The season for sport shins with low, soft collars ic with us. Come winter, and back into the trenches we'll go. * * * A mid-west bride asked for * divorce because her husband threw his dinner at her. Did she catch the can? t • * Don't believe all Ihe fish stories yrm hr-ar tills §uminer until you see our lakes and rivers drop about six feet. * * * The riicht people to yell foul at some, of Ihe prize fights should be the cash customers. + * * A style expert is a person who gets women to pay more for less clothes. Tax-Paid Tours Not Our Idea of Economy It must be the era, but Congressmen are setting n poor example in the matter of economy — for which every one of them stands strongly HIK! shrieks loudly. They are hasty to hack and chop awa.r at the military budget, at the foreign aid budget, leaving unscntclied the multi-million dollar cesspool of professional bureaucrats, ninny of whom hava never held down a legitimate job In their life, but who get good money - as Coordinator of Thumbtacks with the Department of Commerce. And now that the hardworking (and many of them are) lawmakers have declared themselves a Vacation, they take advantage of their positions, and th« nheet-white taxpayer's money, and spend an American holiday on the Continent. Here's the Senate's lineup we gleaned in five minutes' reading time. No doubt there are otliers. Senator Long and Senator Morse — Splashing about in the Bosporus with an American ambassador. Senator Kefauvor — Swapping his coonskin hat for that of a French motorman. Senator JlcCellan — No report. H is assumed that since Hie Senators were so hard-pressed they had to vote themselves special tax favors, that the L'. S. government is bearing the brunt (if these little sallies into the Old World. Personally, we've had enough of this soil of economv. Revitalized ROK Army Holds Promise For Future The rccum strong- .sliuuinjr uf Smith Korean I'orcos on Oie centra] front in Korea is licartcninp news. The. troops involved were, of course, UIP cv;u'l< ("ap- ilol Division, uf whom ninth is expocl- eci. Bti{ the perl'ot niancc nevertheless was good for South Korean morale generally. • It was goutl fur more than that. Gen. Jamef A. Van Fleet, commander of the American Kighth Army in Korea, has been engaged for months in an intensive program to train and re-equip the entire South Korean army so it may one day stand on its own feet in the do Tense of its soil. The South Koreans need lo see evidence that they can do this, even on a limived sertov of the 1'ron I. Afler more than a year of fruitless peace negotiations at Kacsong and Pan- numjom, none of the Western nations looks with optimism upon the Korean situation. \Vishing neither to widen the war nor to pull out, our leaders have al- BLYTHKVn.LK (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 17, 1951 I lowed themselves to become enmeshed in apparently endless and pointless proceedings at the council table. About thc most, positive tiling that has developed in recent months is our repealed insistence' upon truce talk recesses so long as it is evident the Reds do not intend to discuss terms seriously. This keeps alive the machinery for negotiation without reducing our truce team to a men; captive audience for lied propaganda. Since these talks have proved so thoroughly unproductive, their sole important effect has been lo dampen military activities and create a stabilized, if not a stalemated, front. Perhaps that is the way the Communists want it— a stability that does not drain Chinese and North Korean and Russian sub- slnnci! loo heavily but yet keeps us occupied, denying us the opportunity to ease off in manpower and material. If that is the lied aim, there is no way wo can extricate ourselves from Die dilemma it poses except to find adequate substiliile for the American and other Allied forces now holding the line. That's where Van Fleet and his South Korean training program comes in. The one big hope for us at the moment in an otherwise dismal situation is that (he South Korean army may become a truly formidable force. If it does, then the Sonlh Koreans may be safely entrusted with the future defense of • their own country, and otir land, air and sea divisions may be largely freed for other services or to return lo normal civilian pursuits. It would be unrealistic lo imagine the South Koreans at the best could lake cure of their own equipment needs. These we shall most certainly have to fill, even if there is not an American soldier on Korean soil. But this would be a relatively small burden compared to u'hal we are hearing today. Views of Others Quite A Subtle Man Recently our aueiuioci WHS directed to a series of tooklcUi published by the Infantry Journal and distributed, during Use late war among th« youug oflicers who were being trained (or con- Ilicl. One or the publications was written by Ov,'en Ltitthnore who was still serving at that time BS a consultant for our State Department he was rccoRanized by nl least the pro- Soviet, part ol that department as an expert on ChhiB. Mr, LnUiniorc wrote tllul It was about, time foi us to lenrn something mighty important about the Bolsheviks because ninny of the bilter and horrible acts laid nt the door ol the Kremlin were occasioned by (he poisonous hostlllity against communism and that the wrongs inflicted through orders ot thc Politburo were really the responsibility of Ihe rest of the world and not of l.he Sovit'Us. Then n comparison was made between Russia alter its revolution in 1917 and America after It.s revolution thnt terminated successfully in a treaty in nB3. We. ran the argument, were favorert because in possession of l rich continent, perfectly soft to develop, ot course the Russians didn't have a rich continent, Tliey were surrounded by suih hostile countries as Finland, Estonia, Latvia, Poland and Lithuania, whereas no mention is made of the ghosts of those scalped upon this continent, by the Apaches and Comanches. The families here, the pioneers, who battled cicjcrts. mountains and died in the snowdrifts in n thimsund Donncr passes, might not consider the country as soft to develop as Lal- limorc described it. Nor was the satv.y of America such llud it stopped the British from burning Washington In the War of 1812 nor the Mexicans from m;v!.*acrmg a Uvi ot people at the Alamo 30 years later. It wiis the Ijitiimore philosophy that Americans V.TI-C handed their country, their tolerance and their ue.ilth with no struggle, no effort, no trouble and then'fore thai the poor-dcnvn- tiuddcn Russians, and likewise necessarily thc puur agriuian Chinese Communists, have a per- lict righl lo torture, plumlci and murder simply bc'c;iusc they were somehow misunderstood and downed at in (ho beginning when (hey Immediately reported (o £im and knife. Thai was quile a place to plant Owen Lattimore's thoughts — h, a booklet to Infantry officers going forth to die for the Reds everywhere. —f.rern Hay iWisc.l Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY The Champ Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — The toun is talking about: Judy Garland's return to the screen In a remake of the old Janet. Gaynor hit, "A star Is Born." Judy will sing four-songs in the story of the film .star who finds fame and ill-fortune. Paramount writers are working on n musical version of "The Virginian." Gary Cooper cancelling a hop to Europe from Samoa after completing "Return to Paradise" there. He's due for medical treatment in Hollywood before making (he continental Jaunt. Movie Censor Joseph I. Brcen's slap at the Maryland slate censor board for charging (hat (here has been a relaxation in the motion picture industry's voluntary code of self-regulation. Said Bi-een, "The charge is completely without foundation. The unwarranted charges sound like nothing more than an effort to defend political censorship in the face of recent decisions of the U. S. Supreme Court, which said that mo- lion pictures are entitled to the freedom of speech and press guarantees of the Constitution." The first clash of Ihe season be- tv.'een Hollywood and TV over the movie, "Clash By Night." NBC wanted to satire the film on its All-Star Revue. RKO nixed ttie idea. 'efer ft/son's Washington Column — History and Truman's Error Repeat in Steel Price Tangle Reports of Gene Kelly and wife Betsy Blair bickering in London. The whisper is that there may be a divorce. Ava's Independent Ava Gardner's confession to pals that she will not re-sign with MOM. She wants to co-star with hubby Frank Sinatra in a series of independent movies. WASHINGTON —<NEAl —One >f President Harry S. Truman's avorite performances is to tell press conference reporters to go ook nt their history, I f reporters ment of six years ago is that the governcmcnl made almost exactly the same mistakes in 1952 that were made in I94G. These mistakes in 194G led to the post-war inflationary spiral of 1946-47. Nothing I.earmid from History What was learned from history handled w li e n (—from this "Short History of „.,____ OPA" as applied to the sled case, at any rale—was absolutely nothing. The President of the United States in .946, as in 1952, was non'e other than Harry S. Truman, would just KO see how things were Feler Edson none so dumb conditions were thus and so, they would kno\v at once how mnl- ters stood loriny, and how they were being handled. In other words, there are as who will not learn from the lessons or history. Following thus no-rinnbt-gaod advice, the writer of this piece hns jccn reading a few pages from landy little min-oon-colored, paper- backed booklet cntied, "A Shor History of OPA." It wns published by the government in 1947. Us purpose wns lo serve us a guide for future generations lhat might get involved in ft national defense economy, so thai [hey wouldn't make-the .same mistakes that, were in n d e during World War II and after. OPA, lor Ihe benefit of those who may have grown up since 1047. was the Office of Price Administration, forerunner to OPS— he Office of Price Stabilization of today. 'Die most Interesting parts this "Short History of OPA," the steel strike. OPA'a position wa: that there was no need to break the government's stated policy. . . Only by rigid adherence to the announced program, it was argued, could wage-price relationships be generally maintained which would both assure p o s i-war prosperity and avoid grave inflationary dangers "Nevertheless, the matter was taken out of OPA's hands. . .by the Presidqnt, who finally negotiated a settlement of both wage and To, get the picture and to learn j price issvies simultaneously. . .As tbe-iesson that should have been [ a result of this settlement it be- 1 earned from the 1946 experience, : came necessary to make a gener- it is necessary to review briefly \vhiit happened. In December, 19-15, the CIO Steel- wnrkers demanded a '25-ccnt-an- hour Not getting it, tliey struck on Jan. 21, 1946. President Truman took a direct Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne talking contract lor a scries of once-a-month dramatic plays TV. Lana Turner writing a Uncle Sam for $190.000. Now she's even with the income tax boys. about Pat Morison's role in "Ktw- Me Kate." ; Marlon Brando's sessions with psychiatrist. He wants a new on life. Barbara Mutton's son, Lance R ventlow, working as a messenger'^ boy in a Beverly Hills business 1 ' office, ' ' Carole Lombard's old hi t,-U 'Nothing Sacred," currently show- ; I ing on TV, due for a big screen | remnke. New title: "Hazel Plagg." J Gary Grant headed for John; Hopkins for a complete physical '] checkup. : Change hi E'arls ! HOLLYWOOD'S European trav- J; | clers telling about the American 1 * who went to Europe for a change H und rest. He came back with all 7 his change in Puns and (he vest on Ihe Riviera. Deanna Durbin, back in the U. \\ S. with hubby Charles David—and-; headed for Hollywood with high H hopes of n movie comeback. Pat Wymore .suddenly nixing all • interviews about Errol FJynn? MGM's heavy schedule of Uon-advenhire films following box-office click of "Ivanhoe." Min-A imum of nine costume films are!M in active production, with threat I others slated for rlease this fall. ^ I and sweeping change in the Stabilization policy svhere wage iii- were concerned. . . ". . .The psychological offecl of Ibis .shift in policy was demoralizing for the change was universal-' ly regarded as a victory for the hand in settling Ihe strike for an | steel industry over the whole sta- bilisation program, and as a major retreat by the government. The hands of the pressure groups were and the determin.i- OPA staff to carry The Eddie Robinson, Jrs., dating the stork. A disgusted fan's note to a movie producer after the snenb preview of a new film: "You get paid to make pictures and if you don't know what's wrong I won't tell you." MGM and Celeste Holm lalkmg to enter dummy and Jead another heart towards the queen. If Soulh suspects that West started with the double ton king, he may decide to piny a low heart instead of the queen at the second trick, If South decides that East bas the king of hearts, he can play the Betty Grable replacing Shelley; Winters, who is waiting for the/ stork, in "Blaxe of Glory." It's \ Betty's first straight dramatic role> in 10 years. :;_ Pat O'Mallcy, star of silent films. ' playing the role of a doorman in , MGM's "Small Town Girl." ; Jobless actor groaning to a stu- | dio casting director: t "This guy Shakespeare says all* the world's a stage—and I can't; even get a day's work." • Rod Cameron and Republic sign-M ing a contract for six films over a' three-year period. . .Lionel Barry-^ more replacing James Hilton as ; narrator on the Hallmark Play- -:1 house. Hilton will retire from the [jf mike to write EI book. - ,«•!! of for today's render, are pages 94 to 99. They deal with the .steel strike of 194(5. ami wliat the government did about trying to control the wage i«nd the rcsullina price rise granted the sti-el Industry. The thing Ihal will strike you pink and purple aU over about this steel \vagp nud price settle- e n t-an-hour increase. The steel industry demanded a $7-a-ton increase in steel prices to cover increased wage costs. OPA recommended a S2.50-a-t.on increase. The President finally approved a $5-a- lon increase. OPA was then forced to allow this price increase to be passed through to steel xvarehouscs and their customers. This was the beginning of the end for price and wage controls and stabilization. The cost-of-living index had been held pretty steady all through the war. It advanced from 123 in 1943 to 1110 in February. 1946, when the steel case v.-ns settled. After that to strenthencd [ion of the through with a firm policy was weakened. "From this point on n really firm price policy was in fact no longer passible, either administratively or politically. , ." The parallel between this situation and the 1052 steel strike settlement is fairly obvious. The union began by demanding a $3000 annual wnge. They settled for 18',a cents an hour plus five cents in fringe benefits. rise steadily (o 141 in! The steel companies said the ul- July and 153 in December. timate coat would bo up to $12 a Here are a few excerpts from • ton. OPS offered to approve $3 a what happened -y of OPA" to tellj ton the lesson that queen at the second trick, and ] North Carolina this play will work every bit as — " ^ well as a normal finesse. In this case both the normal finesse and the safety play would have succeeded. East threw a monkey wrench into the works, however, by dropping the jack of hearts when South led the ace. South wondered if East had the doubleton king-jack of hearts or only the singleton jack. If Ft st still had the blank king left, almost any play would work. If West had the rest of the hearts, however, it was vital to lead a low heart from the south hand and finesse dummy's eight. After thinking this over carefully, South duly continued by leading a low heart and finessed dummy's eight. This, of course, was 75 Years Ago " In BfytYievif/e— '. A drive has been slatted to pur-TJ chase an iron Km5 for Blytrtcvnie.j[| The lung will be financed by public* subscription. i Prank- Aaher, manager of Tom £« Little Chevrolet service station,!! broke his arm when he fell while?| crossing the street. Mr. and Mrs. V. G. Holland re-'I turned from Chapel Hill. N. C..VL where they rook their daughter, J il Frances, to enter the University of/f should have been learned but wasn't: ."Vlnllrr Taken Out of OI'.Vs Hands i thereby breaking the stabilization "The issue camp lo a head with j policy. The White House settled foru asl what Enst ,^ d hoped for He - - '»- OPS is now being [ , )ounce d on this trick with the nine Ion. forced to allow the increase to be j of hearts, and drew another trump passed through lo steel users, | wUh tnc king The defendcrs cou]d iot be prevented from winning a ipade and a diamond, and the the Doctor Says — >- rmvix r. JORDAN. M. D. Wriltcn (or X1CA Service A 28-year-old reader says that, niatic infections. It may compli- ] she has lieen troubled with ;\ con- [ ente typhoid fever, scarlet fever, dition dtngnascrt as polynrunlis [ influrnza, mumps and almost any and wants to know if il is nny kin of the well-known infectious rtis- to Parkinson's die-sease. eases. This render's concern The only limbs ue waul to sec in our ii;\rk,s an- Miotc growing uti Uf^. — llagci&lown, Md.. park board chairman. Paul Stiydei, explaining the li;ui on sliorl^ m cUy parks. * • » Wi'ie it r.oi for Sou;hern independence the IMC! iDcinucraiiL-i pUtfoim adopted at Cliku&o vmilri have ueen much uoi>e. — South Carolina Guv. Jame.<: Byn;e5. * t + \S'o mtiM either pet completely in the dxmo- natk'> Party or get completely out. There is no imnn for us on ihr fringe. — Georgia Democrat Spciu'c Grayson. * * * They <> know individually that (he ca.*e they prr .stuck with I* bankrupt. — U. S, go\emmciit observer C. B. Marshall. readily Whether severe or mild, the cure understandable, but before discus-1 °* polyncuritis depends on finding smg polyneuritis thc question of! mc cause. If caused! by a vitamin its relationship to Parkinson's dis- deficiency, for example, the prop- eiise can be answered with a ••no.' • er I't'incdy Is to treat that error Ihe diet. When, it complicates i known infect 101 us, recovery gcncr- ! lace without special < the patient improves! often i from lllp (Ji5Casc responsible. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Use Good Defense To Battle Offense liy OSWAI.n JACOIIY Written for NBA Service For every weapon of offense, liicn- i* it cut responding \veapon of In today's hand, for example, declarer tried a safety play, hut East countered \vitii a Polyneurilis merely means inflammation and pain in several .. , . , . - - . nerves. Sometimes the condition I " ' lnkcs " Iacc *»>«»'l special; on, though worse as time tills is not Inevitable. Quite u^... , the parts supplied In- the affected ,, , .""' '? csl ^W'led nerves show weakness, wasting ol I R( ' st , '" 1)ed ls » s "«»>- needed (he muscles, pain, tenderness 'and '. " Ol ° m> ' >>ec"iuse of the muscular often changes in sensation or feel- '•_ weakness, but also because the heart may become involved. Ser• ious deformities can develop bc- Sometiiues. llu- pain is severe. ; C!UISC o{ , lulsrutar weakness, if the anri once m a while thc imcrfer- j ljmte im , not su)) p ortcrt bv 5 pij n u ence with sensation is so great : s; ,ndijaKs or other moans ' tliat a pin can ue ;Uuck into the skin of the affected areas without being fell a( all. There are a host causes. Most of the Thc sufferers from nolyncnritis air indeed lo be pitied. The pain and Ihe muscular weakness usually o. possible imerrfeie with walking or with (he well-known 1I5C o[ , hc h! , nds a ,, d „,.,„,._ dc . \1 metals, such 'a.s mercury, bismuth.: peiid.UK on where the trouble is arsenic and lead are iv.-ponsible ; located. Tlcalincnl usually requires thc qu of Uie in sonic cases. Vitj' diseases, particularly b er I b e r ,. ,,,,„ allc| hl!;( ,, luUv „„ ,„,, n . which Is a vitamin "B deficiency, , ol , hl , physician atid pellA^rn may be at favill. ; _^_^ Polyneuritis somctiniL-.s develops ! from general dietary deficiencies! we won't s.u that Ihe New Tol- during pregnancy and in the pres-j bcrl residence donn in Crawfish ence of such general diseases as Hollow is the most expensive in diabetes or pernicious anemia. I i 0 v\n but it is a fact that two Chronic alcoholism can produce carpenters on the project have ihis condition. • purchased new automobiles and re- infections may also produce pol- ( ports are thai one has left on in yneuritis. Polyneuritis is a frc-! extender! vacation and the oilier quenl symptom of so-called rheti- ( has relirert.—Omega v Oa.) News. UFST A 1082 ¥ -I 3 » <0 n 4 2 4>IJ J ID 0 Smith i V NORTH A A K 3 V !l)82 » ATS + 8742 F.AST AQJ96 ¥ K J9 « J 106 4653 SOVTH (D) * 754 V A Q 76 5 » K So * A K North-South vul. \Vcsl North 2» Pass H V Pass Pass Opening lead— ^ Easl Pass Pass Pass falserard. West opened the queen of clubs | and South won with the king 'South surveyed the situation am j noted (hat. the contract was ice-cole i if he could draw trumps with, the I loss of only one trump trick. ! Tile best way to handle this kind I of trump suit is to begin by laying I down the ace. U is then possible :ontract was thus defeated. Everybody around here with' a horse or two Li keeping a close eye on them. It's all because of thai story from England about 50,000 horses being killed over there for meat last year. You can't look nt a horse around here without the owner sizing up your waist measurement and asking what you've got in mini NEA Beasts, Wild and Tame Answer to Previous Purilft HORIZONTAL I Canine » Rabbit 8 Sea bird (2 Exist U Sacred bul) 14 Song 15 Pitch 16 Most solitary 18 Wraps up 20 Growing oirt 21 Donkey 22 Ages 2-1 Silicate used in powder IS Frnit drinks '!7 Article ID Covered passageway « One of Mother Carey's chickens 34 r^ess rich HS Revokes a legacy H Ueard of wheat 37 Metropolis i9 Destroy 40 Row 41 Amount (ab.) 42 Dinner course 45 Getting up 49 Operations 51 Knight's title 52 Formerly 53 Preposition 54 High priest 55 Blow 56 Australian lake V? Placed VERTICAL 1 Fruit 2 Algerian Maoorl J Arctic falcon 4 Corridors 5 Footless. 6 Washed lightly 7 Direction (ab.) 8 Wins 9 Fertilizer ingredient 10 Rosier 11 Tardy n Rented 19 Motion picture award 23 Refund 24 Pacific island cloth 25 In a line 26 Eagle's nest 41 French rive 27 Tracts 28 Edges 20 Otherwise 31 Dfitermiae 33 Paris ol school year 38 Worthless stain 13 Italian river » H Crazy (slang)* 45 Raise 47 Egyptian river 18 Sand 50 Female 40 Silent (music) sa int (ab.)

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