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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 24, 1949
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PAGE SHE BLYTHFA'II.l.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS tTHE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS TUX COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JAMBS L. VERHOEFF Editor PAUL D. HUUAW, Advertising I ' So!» N»Uon»J Advertising Representative!: Wallace Wilmer Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit^ AlliaU. Memphis. Entered u itcond ctust matter at the port- ofdc* at Blytbcville, Arkansas. under act ol Congress. October », 1917. Member ol Tbt Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier ID the city ol Blythetllle or an* tub urban town where carriei service U maintained, 20c per week, 01 85o pel month Bj mall, wlthlD a radius ol 60 rnUes «4.CW pel year. J2.00 tor sti months, Sl.OO foi three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone $10.00 per ?eai payable in advance. Meditations Thou shall have none oilier fails before me. Deuteronomy 5:7. * * * God will put up with B great many things in (he human heart, but there is one thing that He will not put up with in it—a second place. He who offers God a second place offers Him no place.—Ruskin. Barbs A lot of good New Year resolutions scon will ie carried out—and buried some place. * * » It would be a much smarter world if everybody would use their ailvke instead of givlnr it away. » * * With the platoon system, why not have loot- ball players train for the bowl games by mingling with holiday shopping crowds? * • * A Florida man sol shot for jelling at his wife. Quiet, men! * * * All of your Jriends can solve your problems, but have you noticed,hcnv few of them get the right answers? Christmas Is Christ's Day— But It Is Everyman's, Too Often you hear someone say it would be better if people did not make so much of Christmas. By fastening uiion tin's one great ceremonious occasion as the time to show kindness and warm- heartedness and generosity, people tend to convince themselves that they need not display these traits in such abundance on the ordinary days of the year. So the thought runs. We do not see it that way. Of course generosity and consideration should be practiced day in and day out. If there is any real secret in good living, it probably lies in making the most out of the ordinary days, the ordinary tasks, the routine moments. But the human spirit is intense and consuming. If it is to be brought to brightest flame, it must be fed by Hie richness of rare experience. Moments of deep dedication, of fine ceremony, of brilliant luster, of and high Excitement, these lift up every human. Christmas is the greatest of all these occasions. It is the supreme instant in fhe life of the spirit. In its dedication to the memory of Jesus Christ, the most spiritual of all men, Christmas lets every man give release to the highest aspirations of his own spirit. At their pinnacle these aspirations cannot gain fullest flower on ordinary days or even other limes of rare satisfaction. Only Christmas gives a man this extraordinary chance to show why he is a man fh the best sense—a being in and yet apart from the animal world, a creature endowed with great qualities of mind and heart. A Christmas allowed to pass like any other day is an experience of unutterable beauty lost forever. Kor on this day nothing should be the same. The smallest act is an act of dedication. Dedication to Christ, to the ones we love, to all luimaiis. Gifts given on this day are not like gifts offered on other days. A Christmas tree trimmed is a symbol of devotion. Greetings exchanged have a special ring and meaning. Families are drawn closer, friendships are tighter. This is Christ's Day. But it is also every man's—his day above all for remembering that he is a human being infused with a soaring spirit that finds its fullest outlet in love for his fellow man. Austral iaDidn'tNecessarily Reject We If a re State Theme Kor the second time in about a month, a Labor government entrenched for many years has been beaten at the polls. But before we call it a trend, we ought to examine the circumstances. On Nov. 30 New Zealand voters tossed out the Labor Party which had governed that island nation for M straight years. On Dec. 10 the same fate came to the Australian Labor government after eight years in office. The almost inevitable reaction to these results will be great rejoicing among champions of free enterprise and predictions that Britain's Labor government will be the next io fall. Hut the facts are not quite that simple. A look at the outcome in Australia will show us why we have to be cautious in appraising it. In the first place, nationalization was not an issue—as it would be in Britain. The Australian constitution forbids the nationalizing of industry. So in the strictest sense it was not socialism that was being voted upon. The Labor government had sponsored a broad program of pensions, child endowments find other social benefits; hence it bore strong resemblances to the welfare state so much discussed in our own country. But the hitch is that neither the Liberal nor the Country L'arties, the two which in combination unseated Australia's Labor group, proposed to eliminate or even to trim these benefits. Tims if the real danger from "big government" lies in the establishment and growth of such welfare features, the new leaders presumably will not do much to arrest that trend. What did the candidates talk about? The successful challengers demanded a "return to free enterprise," promised to overhaul tax laws, urged the importation of more gasoline and an end to its rationing, and called for the outlawing of the Communist Party. Either the voters found these demands and pledges attractive or they somehow decided that the challengers were desirable merely because they were different and a change was needed. Whichever is the correct view, the conclusion must be about the same: the Labor Party was turned out because Australians are fed up with shortages and controls and the men whom they hold responsible for them; they obviously don't want to part with their social benefits, but they do want a fresh approach to their problems. Some such feeling must have been at work, for the voters switched allegiance despite the fact that the nation is prosperous and there is full employment buttressed by high wages. Seldom in the United States is a party thrown out of power when times are good. An overturn under these conditions is impressive. And yet as observed earlier, there is no evidence that a big reversal of fundamental welfare state trends is in prospect.- Those who wish to hail the result as an important first step toward a reversal are going out on a slender limb. Most outsiders probably will prefer to adopt a "wait and see" attitude. Caution demands watching further happenings in Australia and standing by to see whether or not the elections there and in New Zealand may indeed be the start of a real rebound that will be reflected in Britain's voting next summer. SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 10«J Views ot Others A Truce on Wartime Excises Secretary Sawyer's suggestion lor repeal ot wartime increases in excise taxes is a sensible one. certainly insofar as necessities are concerned. Tile increases might very dctcmlnbly continue to be applied to alcoholic beverages, cabaret checks, theater tickets, jewelry, lurs. and toilet preparations, all of which arc luxuries. There is tood reason for repealing tne increases that apply to railroad, airplane ami bus tickets, local telephone service, lone-distance calls, telegrams, lusgagc. handbags, wallets, and electric light bulbs and tubes. It would stimulate lagging business. It is particularly justifiable in the case ot transportation tickets, tor the Increases there were largely levied to discourage wartime tra\el, a reason that has cea.'crt to exist. Repeal might ccst the Federal Treasury something in the way of revenue, but pcrlmps less than a superficial view would suggest, a group ot 24 business associations maintains. The Government is taking in about $1.800,1:00 x year from the wartime excise Increases. By doing so, it is losing in corporation income taxes from manufacturers, taxes from wholesalers ami retailers, and income taxes from wage earners, and i.s saddled with increased outlays for unemployment compensation, on account of decreases in trade and employment caused by the. excise taxes. The :M business associations contend that when nil these offsels arc considered, ttie Government would lo>c no; more than S600.OOu.Goa a year Ihrcuyh icpcaline tlic emergency excises. and perhaps as Inile as $200.000,000. As a cir.siiiiblc stimulus to business, and a,< 3. point of fam,e:-s, we think that view should prevail. • •ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH This Newspaper Wishes You a— PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook UN Assembly Record Shows Agency Is Making Headway With Big Issues WASHINGTON—iNEA)—End of the United Nations General Assembly session at Luke Success. N.Y., finds many newspaper readers puzzled over the lesulls. Is the world organization a success? Or should it go jump in its lake? Proceedings of Ihe UN committees, councils, subsidiaries and plenary sessions are hard to follow from day to day. There is a lot of talk, a lot of passing of resolutions, and very little chance to check up on whether they do uny (jowl. Giving the outfit benefit of a doubt, n fair estimate Is that the General Assembly is now in better shape than it has ever been. This is technically the. end of the fourth session, but there have been eight actual assemblies. There were two meetings in two years and two other special sessions on Palestine. After eight meetings in four years, the "G.A." can charitably be said to be a little more mature. It may be catching on. A year ago. at the end of the third session in Paris, the General Assembly had accomplished so little that it had to call an extra session in New York last April to trickle unfinished business. The special session accomplished little. When the regular fourth session convened In New York In September, it had an agenda of G6 items, to which six more were added later. Action Has Been Taken The Assembly goes home now with all items not cleaned up finally, but at least handled. Tile political wisdom of many decisions may be open to question. Some are weak and expedient compromises. Others may turn out bad. But at least, something was done about them, No small part of this record may bo due to (he aggressive chairmanship of Gen. Carlos P. Romulo of the Philippines. Among the most important actions of the Assembly were: 1. A decision on disposal of Italian colonies was reached after two years of what had .seemed futile debate. This was, incidentally, the first UN decision on disposition of territory. '2. There was unanimous adoption of a plan for expanded aid 10 underdeveloped countries. This i.s a pood illustration of the type of thing the United Nations was intended to do. 3. A Palestine refugee pros;nun was adopted. It may help the economic situation, even though it ducks Ihe political questions of- allowing displaced Arabs to return to Israel and of compensating them for losses of property. 4. Adjustment of the Indonesian problem is something the UN Good Offices Commission can point to with pride. n. A Soviet propaganda "peace- pact" proposal was defeated. An American - British proposal reaffirming the principles of the United Nations Charter was adopted in its place. This action may be considered weak, and dodging completely any solution to the Chinese problem. But if all nations on- servcd the charter principles, as they agreed to, there would be far less world tension. 6. The last day voir putting i UN trusteeship over Jerusalem opposed by both Isrnc-1 and the kiimdom of Jordan. It may be an entirely impractical .solution, inasmuch as the UN ha.s IIP police force Stalin's Future Plans Cause Round-the-World Speculation The DOCTOR SAYS The larfic breathing passageways which go to the lungs arc called bronchi. When the lining of these tubes becomes irritated, the condition produced is spoken of as bronchitis. If it, corner on suddenly the symptoms at the start may seem to be Just nn ordinary cold. A feeling of heaviness over the chest and pains in (he bones and bach is common. In mild cases fever mny he absent but in iscwre ones can be as high as 103. The most characteristic sign is a coutrh which comes on in pnr- OX.VMIIS and causes great distress, At first the cough Is dry hut later the secretion becomes more and more abundant/and is brought up with the couphing. Fever Lusts a Wecfc The outcome of acute bronchitis depend? on the condition which hits caused It and whether It is mild or severe. As a rule the fever lasts only week or ^:o and then the cough rcnmr.s tnnxfr and qreater relief i,s obtained frmn bringing up sputum. Oi con bronchitis comes on more lowly and is said to bo "chronic." The causes of chronic bronchiti.s are much the .same as those of the acute variety, that is, germ?;, viruses, irritating fumes arid Ihe'like, The .symptoms are also similar but not so severe. Drills arc not loo helpful in many c;i,ses of chronic bronchitis, though they inny relieve (he svuip- loms scmii'vvbat. The substance ivhtch causes the irritation should or* removed, if possible. Every effort ihould oc nmne to build up the patient into Mood health and avoid notation to the nir passage. Change of climate, when It crm tie arranged, is an Important part of treatment for many patients with rhronie bronchitis. Often those who cannot .seem to ^ct over their chronic cough at home promptly improve when they go to a 'vann and mild climate, such as southern California or Florida. Note: Dr. Jordan is tumble to answer individual questions from readers. However, each day he will answer one of the most frequently naked, quest ions in his column. fjL'KSTlOX: Would you advise the discontinuance of the use o? silver-covered copper baby cup \vh i[• h is (jui t<? wor n ? ANSWnil: Neither the copper nor I he pilver should do the baby anv barm and it can be used safely. liy nelViil MiKKcn/ic They tell us tnat Methuselah Kv ed 969 years, during which ho an pears to have been exceedingly active. Then he passed to his reward were tlic good old days' Since then, with the speed Ing up O f life, a new limit has been set on mankind's activities. NOW wh'-n folks reach three score and ten they begin to think about casing up on work and doing a spot of iishln' «whatever pleases thei: ' tle- trj carry out the trusteeship':; cisions. Other important matters which 1 the A^emhly at least kept alive, when it might have by-passed them alfowed them to die include: 1. Regulation 2. Census on men Is. 4. The Greek 3. The KOI can ucstion. atomic conventional energy, nrtna- Chinese question, question. 5. The 6. Preservation of human rirrhts in the Balkan eni'n- Iries. 7. Freedom of information and ol the press, whirl, eat. pretty much out of hand, according to U. S. notions. 8. Reporting on political comiilions in Southwest Africa and other denendcnt territories opposed by the British. The voting record of the General Assembly—particularly on the final debate over the question of .Jerusalem—shows that one of the UN's greatest dangers for the future may be in "log rolling" arid bun-amlm. by blocs of nations. When thr- Soviet bloc, the Arab and Middle Ka-,1 bloc and the Latin American bine unite, they can easily swim; decisions against the United States and western Europe. This is one of the bis rl-.ks of all International displnmntic conferences, ft poses !\ touch question for the advocates of world government. the declarer's correct, play would have been not to ru^i, but to discard a club. However*when the ten was overtaken with the ace. declarer had to ruff to prevent a club shift At this point the average player would proceed to cash the ace, king Tims it isn't strange that Soviet Russia and the outside world should be speculating on what Marshal Stalin, having celebrated his 70th birthday amidst the adulation of his followers, hus ir, mlnA for (he future. Will lie keep on as the gener alis-simo of Communism, or will he case off a bit? That's a mighty vital question, for ''Stalin is the mind of Rod Russia His nod Is law. If lie withdraws' who lakes his place? In order to answer that he mast know what qualities have made Stalin dictator. How rioe.s he keep control of the host of powerful red lieutenants, any one of whom would ' ive his right arm for Sip.tin's job? Some years ayo I .isked nn informed Communist what kept sta- tin in command. He replied that it was because Stalin's judgment always was right. By "right" my informant of course meant that stain waff correct in his decisions of vhat was best to further Russian nt crests. Stalin Is 5t:r<rwd Leader Probably there';; a lot in that, [or Stalin is a shrewd leader—political and military. To this qunUtv must lit added that he knows how to handle men, and that he Is ruthless in carrying out his Red pro- 3rflm. He is one of the powerful .carters of history. Well, who of the Communist leads is capable of stepping into Stalin's place and handling the battle royal which will fce fought for the dictatorship?^ lot of heads are likely to fall before that is ironed out. Western observers note that Sla- i appears in good health and may be able to continue as head for some years. However, looking a bit further they figure that the way ( things stand the succession likely will lie among three men—all mcm- hers of the powcrful polLtburo, or policy making committe, and all as tough as tripe. This trio comprises Vice Premier V. M. Molotov, aged 59; Lavrenli p. Baria, 50, head of the rirrad secret police; George M, Malcnkov. 47, who Is virtual ruler of the Communist sia. The fhre are named in the Party's political machine En Rus- prescnt order of their political strength. Molotov Most Widely Known Molotov Is, perhaps, best known . and queen of hearts, but that woult be tile wrong play. You must make a safety play and provide against (our trumps being in one hand. You lead the six of hearts anrf let the opponents win the trick. Now if they continue- with n spade you have a heart in dummy to trump with. However, if East wins the trick and returns n club you can jump up with the ace. Yon then pick -jp the outstanding [rumps and cash your five diamond tricks. Your ace of clubs gives you your tenth trick for your contract. IN HOLLYWOOD fly Erskine Jtihnson NEA Slaff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Hollywood publicity switched from ylam- or to pots and pans during the war. It was a patriotic gesture. Thfl war is over but Hollywood is still tn the kitchen. It's a big mistake. I'm fed tip \dUi movie glamor girls who pretend to be riglil. at home in flowered aprons and who say they love the simple life of bnking cakes and changing dinpets. It's a lot of hiikmey und I'vr fmnul one movie doll who afjrcrs with me — Teresa Wriglil. You'd p \pcct Teresa, as the "girl next door" type, lo love Ihu simple life. I'rrss necnls Iiavc s;ifd so. "Phony, phony," gays Teresa. She lives in a big home with a swimming pool and has plenty ol .•servants, rest and money. Teresa remembers cooking a meal once- whcri white bear-skin nigs iiiid not pots and pans were in vogue. Glamor is box office, pots and pans and flowered aprons are not. Overdid It Wonderful crack by Gene Fowler. Someone asked him why he looked ••so low. Gene. "From what?" he was asked. "l'"roin youth," said ticiic. "I'm convalescing," said "If, WRS several years ago," she said, "and there were a lot of loud complaints. I haven't been m the kitchen since. I have a to lake care of my children ' ture. (Terry, 5, and Mary, 2i end some- ' limes T get a guilty complex be- I don't see them as often as I should. We were talking about Hollywood's relft:at from glamor on the ict of "The Men," Stanley Kramer's new movie in which Teresa co-stars with the Broadway import, Marion Urando. She r rally sttick the spurs in Hollywood's "simple life." I don't know any stars who do their o'.vn cooking or feed trfoir children. They all havn servants. Wiiy, i know some people who. never .see the crildren except to !K>.se with them for fan maga/lno "holographs. You can't keep house, and raise children when you work. Ko why not ft lop kidding Hit: public? As Teresa sees it: ''I think ihi: Mfti-s should be themselves, admit tm-ir £ood fortune amt fascinate people witli the sprakllnu livc.s thry nrc able to load." A.~, 1 ,src U: Motion pictures rn- joytd (heir greatest, popularity Humphrey Boy art is headed Tor television dc-spite his fear: "I look bad enough in movies." An old 1934 film, "Midnight." in which fiotiic plays a bit, has been sold to TV . . Director Sammy Fuller i-s batting out a screenplay, "Ni^ht Kdition," to co-star Vincent Price ' and Ellen Drew . . . The Ida j Lupino - Collier Young split looks permanent and I predict shc'li file for divorce after Jan. 1. Elnl they'll continuo as business partners In their new independent film vcn- McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. JlcKcnucy America's Canl .Authority Written for NLA Service This Safely Play Is A Christmas Gift A Merry Christmas to you and all of the card plas-ers throughout, the world. I firmly believe that card players have learned hnw to really enjoy cards and at tlic same time through their charity raid parties' to do a great deal of sood. Ho in 75 Years Ago In Blvtheville — Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Watson and daughter have gone to Newport to make their home where Mr. Watson will be connected with the Southern Handle Company. Mrs. Georgia Gipson of Uttle Rock, Mr. and Mrs. Dana Gipson nd Robert Shirley of St. LoiH.5, arc here to spend the holidays with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Alford anil A. M. Shirley. Tom Short and Bobble Burns, who are at a CCC Camp, near Por- riycc. Ark., arc home for Christmas. Mr. and Mrs. Louis Waters of Memphis were In tne city yesterday to the outside world in his previous role of foreign minister, in recent months he has had a mysterious assignment which is snpposd to be supervision of the Red offensive to coininuuizc the Orient. Naturally that links him in .speculation with the Chinese Communist suc^essrs. Molotov is an "old Bolshevist" who was a lx>y-reb'.'l against the czars with Stalin. His outstanding characteristics are unswerving devotion to the party and to Stalin, and self effaccmcnt. lie is a color-S less personality, but he commands respect in all ranks—and thus far he has hati the confirence of Ihfi generalissimo. Next in line is Russia's super- policeman. Baria. His rise to power was based on his work as head of the secret police. He directed several h u n d r e d thousand secret agents, and adininLstrated concentration camps and prisons rciiortcd- ly containing several million prisoners. His office in the old Lubianka prison lias been the most feared place in Russia. Baria is ruthless In carrying out duties. Like Stalin lie is a Georgian peasant, and he wrote the Soviet's mast widly known biography of Stalin. He travels about in an American-made bullet proof car. heavily See. MacKKN'Kir: on I'agc !) Powerful Dog Ansv.'ar to Previous Puzzle You're always reading about act- nr.s being seen with unidentified Rals in Hollywood nitfht clubs rind actropes bciriK seen with unidentified felloes. Steve Allen just telephoned. He =ays he spotted an unidentified fellov; with an unidentified Rirl. r.oral Color Tiit'ie's a private chuckle for Hollywood in Frr<| Clark's rolu of n film bo .s In "Sunset boulevard." He's roiVilnnlly papplni? vitamins into his mouth. I-imiry wile: I.:IN:I Turner just IKHIJ; (it a new car w ilh a silver piiint jo|> u> inatrli lite new ciilor of lir r hair. V A K Q 0 3 4 J74 * A Q 7 5 Rubber—K-\V vn]. South West Noi (h IV 1 A : ! - •> :"; A 3 A i A i y Pass p.Vis Opening—A K - A T'.., .-, r;i: ;j Thf tir, r :i. known manufacture of plvw'/iil iL'd It In 1807 In make, forms , f or r.frwlri!' machine cnbti.rUi, UK; Di'irgln-l'iiclUc Kducation- al Foundation. appreciation for the million... of dollars all of you have ra:.',ed for various charities I hope Santa clans 1 will fill your stocking to the top. | I want to give you an unusual j safety play today ns a Christmas' present. The openinv: lead of the kin}? of spades held thn first irick. West then played the ton of spades. ViintlnK his partner in overtake ;l with the ace. so he could lend back a club. EaM did ovrrlakc. but declarer Irmnpfd with He three of hearts. If Wi',',1 had tint led tlic ten r.n the second Irlrk. hut tin- r^ieen of ipadcE, and East din not overtake,I HORIZONTAL 5fl Is indisposed 1,6 Depicted 60 Sag breed of dog 10 It much used for draft purposes 12 Rent 13 Indivisible particle H Accomplish 15 Belgian community 16 Suiting voice 18 At all times 20 Periods 22 Race course circuit 23 Tidy 24 Daybreak (comb, foyn) -^ Thus 25 Debit note 2 C V r crbal (ab.) 26 Rowing implement 28 Pedal digit 31 Oriental measure 32Guineas (ab.) 33 Paid notice in newspaper 34 And (Latin) 35 Conducted 37 Golf mound 38 Half-cm 40 Behold! 43 River in Tuscany •13 Light knock 46 Goddess of discord •ID Soothsayer 50 And 52 Consume 53 Father , 54 Small island 56 It is a " animal 58 Spain (ab.) VEHTICAL 1 Joyful 2 City in Nevada 3 Church festival 4 While 5 Afternoon social event 27 Military 0 f " ac| s assistant 7 On lop of 29 Typo, of o Negative reply molding 0 Rectify 30 Royal Italian 10 N'otion family name 11 Classify 36 Low sand hill 17 Lines (ab.) 37 Bullfighter 10 bmall aperture39 Water wheel 42 Harvest « High 44 Malt drinks 45 Postscript (ab.) 47 Sliakespeareal villain 43 Paca 51 Aged 40 French article 55 Yes (Sp.) 41 Snakes 57 Area measure 51 HI 56 bfc 51 50

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