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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 22, 1949
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FACE EIGHT BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.) COURlTSn NEWS SHE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES Publisher JAMES L. VERHOEFF. EdllOT PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Managet Sole NatlonU Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmet Co. Hew York, Chlcaeo. Detroit, Atlanta, Meoiphls, Entered u second cluss matter at the post- office at filytbeville, Aikamai, under act ol Con- (ress, October 8, 1917. Member ot The Associated Prui SUbSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the cltj ol Blythevllle 01 anj . suburban towp where carrier service U maintained, 200 per week. 01 85c per month By mail, within a radius oi 60 miles t4-00 pei sear. $2.00 tor slj months, Sl.OO (01 three months; by mall outside BO mile tone ' $10.00 per year payable In advance. Meditations And It shall tome to pass in the last days, lailh God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and jour sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and jour young men shall see visions, and your old men shall ilrrjm clreanis. —Acts Z-.n. * « + I wonder If ei'er a sculptor wrought till the cold stone echoed his ardent thought) Or, if ever a painter with light and shade the dream of his inmost heart portrayed! —James C. Harvey Barbs We read of another sit-down strike. Tile result of conditions workers think they just can't stand. -» * * t U the platoon system continues next year In football, arrangements should be maclt to have astronomers Identify the stars in eacli play. * * * A Colorado judge ruled It legal for a man to spank his wife. What a chance for husbands when the Christinas bills sturt rolling in. * * * Upset over her divorce, n Florida woman went fishing*. You'd think she'd slay single for a while. * * * It's fun to earn pin money when you're a champ bowler and give exhibitions. Anti-Red World Labor Group Merits Support Free workingmcn everywhere will hail the formation in London of a new non-Communist world labor federation. It is another healthy stride toward emancipating workers from the domination of self-serving Communists. Americans will be liappy to note that both the American Federation of Labor and the Congress of Industrial Organizations have joined 171 support of this move. It is especially heartening to find the CIO in the new organization, for the U. S. group has long had its own internal troubles with Communists. The so-called International Confederation of Free Trade Unions was set up in Londonf ro the specific purpose of rivaling the older but now Communist- led World Federation of Trade Unions. The new federation will need all the strength it can muster for the job of facing down its entrenched rival. Hence it is to be hoped that European Christian unions, among whom Catholics predominate, may be persuaded to cast - their lot with the infant unit. The Belgian Christian unionists already have announced their affiliation and it is believed the Italian group is solidly for the new international. But the hefty French Confederation of Christian Workers lias not yet acted. It was invited to join on condition of severing within two years its relations with the International Christian Confederation. While these Catholic groups unquestionably have a considerable tradition oE common thought and action, the need for a stout labor bulwark against communism seems a compelling argument for merging their efforts with other free workers. World Communist history makes it thoroughly clear that the capture of the labor movement has always been a key tactic in Red strategy. In many places the Communists succeeded all too well, with the result that the infected unions have been warped to serve not their own interests but the fantastic, political and economic purposes of Soviet Russia. For a long time free labor was either blind to this encroachment or lay supine before it. But that interval of inertia has passed. Workingmcn who prize their liberties have risen in militant defense. Here in America the CIO lias tossed out two unions led by Red sympathizers and hreatcns similar ouster of 10 others. Many oilier unions have set their own house in order by crushing Communist power in top councils. It is entirely fitting that this bold behavior now be transferred to the world stage. The creation of the IntcrnaliouM Confederation may mark the beginning of a progressive weakening of Communist influence in world labor affairs. Communism's attempt to appropriate labor's genuine goals as its own is one of the great frauds of history. Free labor appears well on the road to challenging successfully this colossal fukery. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 19,59 Wisdom of the Maestro Arhiro Toscanini, the celebrated orchestra conductor, has refused the honor of becoming a lifetime member of the Italian Senate, hi turning it down, he said it was "in contrast" with his feelings. Ho added, however, tlnil he didn't mean to be unfriendly and was "always ready to serve the Fatherland." We think the maestro did n wise thing. While music can be strongly political and partisan, the greatest of it is above these limitations. The enduring music belongs to all races, creeds and nations. It is to this music that Toscan- ini has given his whole life. To allow himself to be drawn into the arena of practical affairs in any fashion would obviously be for him a descent from the high plane where he has tried to keep his work. We arc glad to see his insistence upon maintaining his solitary eminence as a symbol of the best in human spiritual values. Views of Others Reexomine 'Luxury' Taxes Pressure for Congress [o reduce some ol tile excise or "luxury" taxes cnnctcd during the war Is Increasing. Sixty such taxes were imposed to raise money for the war, or to cut rlown consumption, or both. Some ol these taxes are now out ol date, and some tend to curtail employment, Elut the problem ol making limited cuts in these taxes is not simple, and calls for much discretion. Because of the S5.000.000.0UO deficit In the federal budget already expected, any excise tax cut should bfi coupled with definite measures to fill the gap by raising other taxes or reducing government expenditures. It would not be desirable to Increase the Income or corporation taxes, because they are already high. Nor Is any compensatory slicing or government expensies in sight. There Is also the question of the effect of repeal on business conditions. If there is to be inflation, keeping the taxes ivould drain oft some purchasing power; if a recession, repeal or the taxes would stifiilate employment. The greatest question arises In Items which are not luxuries but rather necessities. These Include railroad freight with excise taxes which brought In $:!37.000,000, railroad passenger business $251.000,000, telephone and telegraph (long distance), $311.000.000, atid telephone and telegraph (local) $224,000,000. Then there are the excise taxes on automobiles which netted $332,000,000, auto parts nnd accessories $120,000,000, and trucks $136.000,000. Certainly some of these taxes should not be allowed to become permanent, and a beginning will have to be made some day toward lessening them. But cuts have Icrjlfd. considered against the background of government dclicit,. spending, and employment. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR Toys Aren't Just Toys This being the season of toys, with a record expenditure on .same, let it be noted that anthropologists consider toys to be more important than just toys. To science, the toy reveals man's cultural history. On the basis of a 3000-ycar-oM toy sandstone horse with sandstone wheels, anthropology estimates that the ancient Persians had wheels and loved horses. But it should nlso be stated that glorious Persia loved children. The Golden Age of Greece was gilded by toys, and the nark Ages were so very dark that toys were considered unimportant. And what ol the state of our own culture? It may be illustrated by a tiny roadster now on sale in (oy stores. This machine has four speeds forward, a s:]ucaklcss body and no chromium plate. Possibly this is the highest expression ot machine civiiiMiticm—so high that not even De troit has achieved it as yet. It is not just the slate of culture that toys reveal, but the warmth ot It. And historically speaking, toys .in 1 older than most anything, except children. Children had to come lust. That Is where they still come. Hence the toy—a thing of beauty and a joy for'Christmas. - ST. LOUIS POST-DlSi'ATCH SO THEY SAY Not an oriental potentate, but n modern, liberal, constitutiono! monarch whose powers.... arc somewhat thnn those tofj the king ol Swelcii.—Shah of Iran, describing himscli. * * t The rule* governing aid to athlelcs should lie standardized. Until a uuhersln code i.s adopted and, adltoti'd to by nil competing coih^.s—whe- ther it's football, track Or what have you— thctc is going io be tumble among the srhiwts,—Ch:m- cellor Hufus rif^cratd of University of Pittsburgh. * * + During the N'tizj yours I sometimes de:-paired of my pcotilr. But afterwards I realir.eri itiat much had survived. Something good can and must be made of the Germ?.njv-Koni;nl Adenauer, chancellor of E'cderal Republic or Germany. + * * They nibble around tlio fringes of Incou.senuen- tlaliticA, \Vlirn vie .see that the Russians ime ceased heating their wives, we'll start tailing other thirds - -Orn. Max*ell D. Taylor, u, S. conmiaiithuu in Hcrlin. 'Coming Along, Governor?; Palace Servants' Strike Poses Difficult Situation in New India The new and mighty nalion of India, which a month hence assumes the status of a sovereign republic, Is displaying some astonishing growing pains. For instance, take the strange cnse of Gackwar of Baroda who until the advent of the new India wits tiic richest and most powerful of old India's sonic COO nilin!; princes. His highness is the polcn- uitc uhos'c state legislature charged that lie blew $10,000,000 in a six- u-efk spree. The case was compromised when The DOCTOR SAYS One of the rather common skin diseases is known as psoriasis. The skin around or nenr the clbnws. knees, scalp and lower back are the mast likely to he affected. Although Inn skin is disfigured, the disease is relatively harmless as far ns life and general health Is concerned. In psoriasis the skin nsuaHy np- pears bnu'bt red and scaly on Die surface-. There Is a sharp dividing line between the normal skin nnrl thttt which is affccicd by the dis- C'lSC. In Ihnse cases in which psoriasis starts suddenly. acute Itching is common- In the more chronic cases which nrc more frequent, there is little or no itching. Those portions of the skin which have been involved for a loni? time generally become covered with a thick scale. 1C this scale is scraped off, tiny points of bleeding appear underneath. Cn nu*s itinl GOPS People between 10 and 30 years old are the fected. The most likely to be af- cause is almost cer- an infection. There ts PETER EDSON'S Washington News Notebook Two-Headed Turtle Gets Nomination As Emblem for. Bricker's New Party WASHINGTON —(NBA)— The new two-headed turtle just acquired by the Pish and Wildlife Service for the Department of Commerce Aquarium in Washington may be a heaven-sent political sign of the times, H is a perfect emblem for the new coalition political party suggested by Republican Sen. John W. Brickcr ot Ohio. The combination of old-lino Republicans and Southern Democrats xvhich Senator Bricker proposes would—like the two-header pitcher In Duffy's Tavern—"certainly be a novelty.." Senator Bricker says It is the only thing that would end the 17-year reign of the New r Dealers. But there are plenty of Indications It would have all the characteristics of Ihe new two-headed turtle monstrosity. Fish and WildHte Service public relations people have been awfully busy here of late, issuing handouts about this animal. Had to think up a name for it, and everything. Since It was round originally in the I/ni- isiana swamps, there was some thought of naming it after a former senator from that, slate, who could talk out of both sides of his mouth at the same time. But they finally settler! for Siamese Sue, though they're not sure it's a she, and may never know. A union of Republicans and DIx- iecrafs might turn out like that, too. Tu-o Headaches Too Much named Super Diamond — died of a splitting headache. Senator Bricker's twin - headed political pnrty would probably surfer and succumb to the same illness. Super Diamond's two heads always used to quarrel over a morsel of food, and snap at each other real mean. You can Just imagine the Republican head of the Bricker political freak quarreling with the Dixlecrat head over 'What, to do about, the Civil nights program. Siamese Sue, according to keepers, hasn't, yet ' developed say. her this particular difficulty about feeding nt the public trough. She—or it^lets one head take a bite. Then the other head takes another bite. That way the two heads get along fine. This forced feeding formula would work a!l right In the Bricker party when It came time to divide up the pork barrel appropriations. The Dixieerat head would get the first billion dollars for the Mississippi River. Then the Republican head would get the next billion dollar. 1 : for the St. Lawrence. Siamese Sue has another split personality complex, however, and the Dricker political party would have a hard time overcoming that. Whichever of Siamese Sue's two iieads thinks of an idea first wins. Tims if one head decides it wants to go to the left, the thing goes right. Siamese Sue replaces a two- As a political parly, if the Repub- headed -salt-Wilier terrapin which Mean head decided it wanted to Fish and Wildlife Aquarium i keep to the right on some issue like on exhibit for a number of I federal aid to education before the the had years. According to the press agents, this earlier two-headed terrapin — Dixieerat head entered a motion to have it, the Southern side would be clear out of luck and have to remain ignorant. This trouble also applies when one of Sue's heads decides it wants to stop and look at something. It put.s this policy into effect at once, and the other side is left there to wait, "gowking absentmindedly In the other direction," the press agent says. new I 'or higher the charge was dropped and tha Gackwar withdrew to life as a com moner in his palace, behind I mighty barricade of Jewels and gold His principality was absorbed by tha Bombay government, So his nibs now is a "private citizen," which is a paradoxical designation for.oue who manages to keep so much m the public eye Tl'e adventure of this potentate i, Involvement In a dispute with hi* 250 palace servants. They hn ve 0 , gaimert a union under India's new' freedom and are strik' wages. Government Cannot Int crr( .,. There's a fine kettle of fish Ior a ruler who virtually hold the power ol life and death over his a 500 000 • subjects. Worse and more of it a'rmnmi municipal workers in the ci'ty' ijjV with (lie palace, servants. The Bom nay EwmmciU can't intervene in the palace dispute because, c or sooth, his highness is a "private citizen." Thus he himself mus t handle (his phase of (he nietamo'- phosis ol princely India. Tl:is prince is the successor of an indulgent grandfather, the famous Gnckwar of a generation ago who was IntcniRtioimlly known ' as \ beneficent niter and a »reat phi) anlhi-opist. The old Gackwar was one of the finest men I have met nut he certainly did have n weakness for loading his children with riches. As an example, the former Gack war was reputed to have given hla second son. Prince Jaisinsh, an annual allowance of S500,00n when tha young man was sent to Harvard well, you can imagine the I knew Jaisingh later in I result ndia and saw him throw money about lika peanut shu-ks. He died at an early ilso a tendency for the skin lesions of psoriasis to come and go over a period of time. Many treatments are being used \ you for psoriasis. Most nf them bring about pond resulls. at least temporarily. However, it is very corn- age while touring Kuropc. mon for people with psorasis to get better for a time after treatment, then to act worse again and. If the treatment is tried again, not to improve at all. The remedies most commonly used by skin specialists for psor- asis include conl tar ointments, exposure to ultraviolet rays, and sometime* X-ray. Almost every year some "new" cure is suggested. Note: Dr. Jordan is unable to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the mast frequently asked questions in his column. QUESTION: Please tell me why I never sweat even in the hottest weather. I do not drink any water Supposing the Republican head ! for '. h . T . or six months at a time. of the Bricker two-beaded party decided It wanted to stop and investigate what part White House bigwigs had in shipping uranium to Soviet Russia in wartime. Wouldn't the Democratic heat! be embarrassed? Boy, it's embarrassed enough as it is. But It's probably unfair to say that this two-headed turtle emblem would fit only a iiepublican-Dixic- crat ticket. For some time then- has been a suspicion that the AN'SWKK: I do not know the ex- planallon for this. I believe there is a rare condition in which the sweat glands are absent at. birth, but this is the only possibly explanation that I eaii think of. Your latter statement is most astonishing. into a contract It Is not up to you io start to criticize his bidding. <t you have a possible chance to mak( the hand." Crawford, sitting South, trumped Democratic operating oi the rf opening lead of the king .. Party itself has been dubs with the deuce of hearts. He >n the two-headed prin- thought for a long time. Should he cash the ace of hearts and then lead a .small heart? Crawford snid, "If I did T could see that would simply lead another club. I would have to ruff in dummy and j West would be bound to make an- The elder brother was heir to the throne at that time, and hla 'on. the present Gaekwar. was a llgster who was being carefully guarded against assassination, since he was a potential heir. Sure enough, his father also died young. anil the present prince became rulei of the great state of Baroda when the old Gaekwar passed on. If the current Gaekwar did spends 410,000,000 In six weeks he wa.Ol merely keeping up the record set by some of his elders. Unhappily that also was the record In ninny of the ruling houses of India. The maharajahs ha'd such vast wealth that they Just didn't have much idea of its extent. These riches had piled up over the centuries and, of course, were acquired through the -sweat and blood of long generation? of patient subjects. Some Were .fust rollers During my tim» in India there was one princely rake who used to get soused on champagne and chase wild dogs across the country in a Rolls Hoyce. Fox hunting he called it. Perhaps in some previous column I may also have mentioned the prince who was driving his own cur when he found his road blocked r.y a peasant's bullock cart. The prince, who had too much alcohol aboard, got out of his car, pulled A pistol and shot the peasant dead. Later this ruler remarked to a fricni of mine: "Yor Know. T shouldn't have shot that fellow. It really wasn't a nicJA thing to do. Hereafter I'm not go™ mg ro drink champagne when I'm See MACKENZIE on-fage 11 IN HOLLYWOOD By Ersktne Jtihnson N'EA Staff Correspondent .. Hollywood —(NKA)— Van cmlir I Betty Clark was being considered HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— V a n for a Helen Keller film biography, are going | Says Helen: "I have not been <kcd to lend my name nor my >P!>ort-to any such movie script." Never Enough legs again: first scene in"My Blue Heaven" erne closcup of Betty vith the camera then back far a more complete Johnson and M-G-M 'round and 'round He wants bigger paycheck . . . Bing Crosby is the top movie star again, with June Allyson in second place, in the annual Ilox-Office Magazine Toll. Lorctta Young and Olivia de ,,^'V.c ,„ rv | Havilland followed the leaders . . . ! o ',,°. ,' 1 M-G-.M .says there is no truth to Bl rumors that the studio would love to find an out on Sinatara's con- Iract. The pact has two years to go. The Harry Truman head wants to keep on going to the left. The Jimmy Byrnes head wants to slop and look over this welfare state before doing anything about it. It's an old political maxim that j other trick, because dummy would two heads arc better than one, but be locked in." this doesn't seem to fit either tur-'. So at trick two Craw-ford played tics or political parties. The trouble j tr| C seven of hearts from dummy. West won the trick with the king and tried io put up the best defense he could. He played another club. Crawford, very carefully trrmped this trick with the ace of hearts He then played the ten of hearts and overtook it in his own hand with the queen. He picked up the last train]) and the balance of nls losers were discarded on the good diamonds. is. two heads can stick their necks] out farther than one. j How do you suppose that's loinq to come out? Political scientists will I be watching the development of Siamese Sue. down in the basement of the Commerce Department building, to see if it offers any clues. Hut Frankic's only curient assignment. "Lovely to Look At." isn't slated to. go until next, spring and tiie rumors haven't slopped.' The studio, meanwhile, is eyeing j .-•inger Vic Damone for those big! musicals. Which reminds me: \ Insiders [sometimes called press j agents! believe that Vic. the dream | for olfil excuse: Ilclty is preparing Examination In a doctor's The Lew Ayrcs-Jane Wyman ro-'c is in full uloom again. . . . Lili. the designer, and Mrs. Paul I.ufais iarc the gals behind that PL'.V perfume. "Enchanted Even"'<•'" . . . There's a deal cooking for Paramount and UI to share . Winters' contract boy of the bobby soxers, and Eli™- I ;."..,- „""""» UO.UHCI, . . . bcth T.iylor. dream girl of the bob- ,.'.''•' m ,,j,,, w " s ' ar '" "?• by .Mixers, will wind up at the altar. £- "V, ' ', ', £ ' Cd , '." Wearing bobby socks? '.;' "' ' ; ' Jon " Barrymorc. Jr.s 0 J ad\ 5 ITS !nv*> mvoH thrv u-irnl^r Montgomery ('lift Insists there's no roui.illrc to Ills 10-year "friendship" with [\IIr.T, Uir. Kussiiin aclrrsv Apparently he jusl likes to look at Itcr. She's an al-j' T ; int \iMlor i>n the stl advisers have nixed the Hamlet •lilnquy for his personal appear- u'e uith "The Sundowners," his ; t movir. The' exhibitors asked •' it. b:it Junior Isn't ready yet u.'li a cla.ssic display of talent. He'll jijM, say hello. uhrn lie's M OariililitiE: has returned -Siniii!;s at a dude ranch from town. The ranch the Doable OO Kanch. to Palm 19 miles s called Virginia Wright, just back from an Acapulco vacation, reports a luxury note that out-Hollyi\cxxls Hollywood. The town has a niorn- 11,2 boarh and an altcrnoon beach. "And." says Virginia, "you're- R M.v'i.iL outcast if you swim from tlie morning beach in the after- •).«« Gilford says lie can't figure oui whether a certain starlet is iryinc to become a public figure or V'l-t make her figure public. \(i Hope At All Hub Hi)|ie. rejiorts Quick Maga- "iie. has balked at making only one movie since he became a star iu 3033 complained Hope: " Tlir- story was so Rood I was afi.ilil It would steal the picture fiom me." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William ];. Mt-Kcnncy America's Can! Authority Written for NTA Service Do the Best You Can With Any Hand t I know that a groat many of my [ bridge fans are reading my Canasta column, which I am -Atitin- twice a week. If you read the column yon 75 Years Ago *' In Blvtheville — Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Bonim entertained 150 members of the younger 1 set with a dance Thursday evening in compliment to their daughter, Miss Mary Elizabeth. Tile new American Legion hut was decorated In the holiday colors with the ballroom especially at- tractivc. G'jests were received by Mr. and Mrs. Borum, Miss Borum and Jack MeHancy. Mrs. John Love presided at the punch bowl. Harold Sudbury and his Southerners furnished the music. Mr. and Mrs. Austin Morris of Russellville, Ark., have arrived to spe-id the holidays witii Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Morris and family. Weeding Implement A A 7 I V A 1072 + A K Q J 8 6 •?• None Jnlin Crawford V Q .! D S 6 •! » 52 A7S3 Lesson HanrI—K-W vul. South West N'orlh F,i< Pass I * 2 A IV: 2 W 3 * .1 » r,, 3 f i •«• n <f r- r Opening—A K •. 4 N'octurnal flyers 5 Prcvaric.ilcs 6 Paid notice in _ newspaper "Low haunts 3 Rednct 9 Goddess of infatuation 10 Cooking t^ensil H Cravat 15 Hops' kiln 13 Crate 22 Lessens A New Vmk press ' : '' " 1 '" amn ^ writes Kaliiryu Gi'ayson and Johnny Johnston Merc being so lovey-dovey at I he liar of Music Hint mimic aKCiit was Aithui- lilake finally stopped his , . ! , tclen i<rl - ; "lioiv and ordered' the spotlight alien he reported blind singer tumcd on them will have notkert that each w-cck 1 consult with John Crawford nf! Philadelphia, who is rated as the '•• outstanding canasta player of the! country. He also is one of the great- ! est card players In the world and I* In today's hand he gives you a preatl lesson on the play of the hand. I It Is a rather difficult hand to] bid. North, by liis cue bid of two' clubs, showed a tremendous h:\ucl. When South bid a re-bid hearts. I North took a lot upon himself ay] jumping to six heaits. 1 "After all." said Crawford, "I may | have had five or six little hearts, j but when your partner puts you* HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted garden tool •1 U has a thin IIat . 9 Fitting 12 Exist 13 Assisted H Oriental porgy 15 Indicate 17 Type of creed 1[) Onager 20 Station (ab.) 21 Head covers 24 Glut 28 Encourage 29 God of love 30 Dwarf (comb. 23 Number form) 25 Measure of 51 Right (ab.) area 32 Delirium tremens (ab.) 33 Scottish shcepfold 34 Diminutive of Magdalene •37 "Emerald Isle" 3.1 Domestic slave 39 Chamber 40 Rodent •13 Biblical high priest 45 Interstice 48-Subdue 52 Male 53 Salient angle 55 Individual 5711 is used for loosening around plants 58 Fondle VERTICAL 1 Possessed 2 Mineral reck 3 Even (conlr.) Answer to Previous Puzzle J 26 Bullfighter 43 Disgorge 27 Venerate 44 Whip 33 River (Sp.) 45 Wine vessel ,. 35 Names (ab.) 46 Sped " » has a long 36 Go by aircraft 47 Conclusion 37 Goddess of 49 Spinning toy discord 50 Compass point 41 Winglikc parts 51 Rot by 42 Ancient Irish cxixvsurc capital 54 Railroad (ab.)

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