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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1911. Member of The Associated Press • SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban to\vn where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius ot 50 miles, S5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zane, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Hear ye now what the Lord sallh; Arlst, con- fend thou before the mountains, anil let the hiBs hear thy voice. — Mlcah 6:1. 1 * • « For right Is right, since God Is God, And right the day must win; To doubt would be cll.sloyalty, To falter would be sin. — Faber. Barbs Men who long to be boys again forget how they sat through school in a pair of new shoes. * .* * Tht chances are you would be popular with more people If (hey were more popular with you. * * * Dancing is fine exercise, says an instructor. And how about plain wrestling? * + * An Illinois woman was judged the bcsl hag taller. When she shouts she bring* home the bacon. * * * Antiques are very valuable possessions. A chorus girl married a rich old bachelor. Urging Voters to Vote Is Peculiar Necessity Every time we attempt to think of a new way to urge voters to vote, the very need for doing so strikes us as most peculiar. The American citizen is asked to do many things this day and age. He is asked to donate to numerous worthwhile charities. He is asked to support, both actively and financially, mstiy community activities. He is asked to contribute to the support of his church. He is asked to give of his very blood. He is frequently asked to give even his life for his country. The American citizen is required to do even more, and generally complies with little more than passing complaint. He is required to pay taxes. He is required to pay fees to operate his business and to drive his car. He is required to obey a multiplicity of laws and ordinances, many of which he understands only vaguely if at all. He is required, by the pressures of society, to conduct himself in ways not offensive to his neighbor. He is required, by the exigencies of business, to conduct himself in ways not inimical to the prospering of that business. He is, in Arkansas, required to pay a $1 poll tax before he can cast his ballot. And therein, as Shakespeare put it, lies the rub. According to 1950 census reports, there are more than 10,000 persons in Blytheville alone over 21 years of age. As of yesterday noon, a total of 5,326 persons in North Mississippi County had paid their poll tax. That's all of North Mississippi County, not just Blytheville. And past election results prove that not all who have paid poll taxes go to the polls. Why is this? That has been a question productive of much pondering but no answer. One result, however, has been a constant bombardment of the voters with pleas to exercise their franchise. And of all the things the American citizen is asked and required to do, voting would seem to be the one thing needing no urging. We can't help but feel that having to urge a voter to vote is akin to pleading with him to cat three meals a day or pay the rent or be kind to his own children. But such urgings are obviously necessary, and it oftimes frustrates us to hunt for new ways to approach the matter when any route taken leads to BLYTHEVILLli (ARK.) COTOIER NEWS the »am«, time-worn advice. Which — •nd we're *addened by th« necessity for repeating it — i«: Pay your poll tax by the Oct. 1 deadline. Then vote. Pilots Are Better Off Pilots have said that flying a plane is a whole lot easier than driving a car. That's not so hard to believe when you think of aH the things that can happen to a motorist at an intersection — which is a thing pilots don't even have to worry about. The motorist protecting himself against crossroads catastrophe not only has to watch for stop lights and stop signs, he has to be sure the other fellow is obeying them too. lie not only must make his own left and right turns correctly, he has to be sure the other fellow is doing the same. The motorist not only has to watch out for other cars at an intersection, but for pedestrians as well. He must remember not to pass at an intersection and he must be on the alert for anyone who does. All this just for an intersection — a thing pilots don't even have to contend with. No wonder you seldom hear of flyers becoming cab drivers. Views of Others Give Poppy A Break The uneasy times in which \ve live are reflected In a warning from Seleclive Service that It ultimately may be necessary to draft fathers to meet military manpower goals. Ultimately Is a very Indefinite word. Of course, II worst came to worst, it "ultimately" would be necessary to draft fathers.. However, In the present situation, It appears to us that Selective Service should quit waging a "war of nerves" on Dad, particularly when so many >m any youngsters still go their merry ways. Goodness knows, Pappy ha* it hard enough, what with the cost of living! taxes, and the attrition of his Job, without having Uncle Snm brealhlng down his'"neck. Why not give Dad a break, at least until that "ultimately" gets a little .more Immediate than It appears to be now? -Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. Those Flying Saucers Hamlet: Do you see that cloud that's almost In the shape of a camel? Polonius: By the mass, and it's like a camel, Indeed". • Hamlet: Methlnks it Is like a weasel. Polonius: It Is back'd like a weasel. Hamlet: Or like a whale? Polonius: Very like a.whale. —Hamlet, Act HI, -Wffliarn Shakespeare. We cite the bard merely to show that th » amazing ability of p eop!e to 5ce 5 p Bcesh ,p, and saucers, flying In formtalon, In every stray blob of light or misplaced mirage Is a feat of Imagination neither new nor uniquely American. Man 'can see whatever he wants to ace- In 1052, apparently, he wants to see saucers. —Birmingham Post-Herald. Who Owns What? Between now and November you will hear a lot about greedy Wall street having the rest of America In the palm of Its hand, squeezing out llfeblood while capitalists float around on their yachts sipping highballs. Such baloney Is directed at Ignorant cars, and the facts are these, as the BraokJngs Institution has just announced: 1. More than 8,500.000 Americans, living In 4 750,000 family unite own shares in corporation.. 3. Three out of four earn less than $10,000 a year. Wall street doesn't own the Republican or Democratic party. Wall street doesn't own anything, because millions of Americans own Wall Street. —Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY I'm satisfied after talking with him (Dwight Elsenhower) that he Is a man who has a great sense of Justice, objectivity and fairness. - Sen. Irving Ives (R., N. Y.). * * * A resounding victory In the election for the cause of liberalism will emancipate labor from the shackles of the Taft-Hartley Act. - An, President William Green. * * * I Don't think It (the Tail-Hartley law) Is a "slave labor" law. I do think that It was bla.ied and politically inspired and has not Improved labor relations In a single plant. _ Democratic Presidential nominee Adlal Stevenson. * * * If the Republicans don't wake up and reform, It wouldn't surprise me if they never did win another national election. — President Harry 5. Truman. * * * Everytlme we attain something better for tlie worker, we are making our country a nation that can most easllv combat the forces of evil, communism and totalitarianism, — CIO President Philip Murray. SATURDAY, SEPT. 27, 1952 Traffic Coordinator Peter Edson't Washington Column — Nixon Would Be in Clear Now If Senate Bill Had Been Passed Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Just i year ago, Senators Paul Douglas if Illinois, Wayne Morse of Oregon ind Hubert Humphrey of Mlnne- iota Introduced a bill intended to make one stab at Improving the ethical standards of government. H goes almost without Baying that this bill died a-bornlng. N o body was Interested and not even the hearings of Senator Douglas' Committee on Ethics could stir up any reler Edttm enthusiasm. The purpose . ---,— of the Douglas- Morse-Humphrey bill was to require all senators, all congressmen, and all other government officials earning more than $io,OOD a year to report publicly on what they were worth. It would require them to report sll their outside earnings in nddl- :lon to their government salaries list all their assets and liabilities nnd give details on all their deal- ngs In securities and commodities. There was a sincere doubt among many people that this bill would have accomplished what It set out to do—which was to keep ™bltc servants honest and uninfluenced. There was a feeling among many Constitutional "experts that such a law would violate guarantees ol rights to privacy. Furthermore, It might make ninny honest and competent private citizens refuse to take government Jobs. Hullabaloo Woulrl Be Over H'ltether the passage of this bill would have prevented or checked the- government scandals that have been disclosed in the past few years, or whether It would have uncovered even more skullduggery is something for debating societies to argue. But it is fairly safe lo say that if such a law had been passed in 1951, Sen. Richard M. Nixon of California would not be in the hot water he is in today. Under this law, Senator Nixon would have had to report that in 1951, $11.000 worth of his extraordinary expenses In the conduct of his office had been paid by a group of from 50 to 100 of his California constituents. This would have been on the record. Any iiuiiaijslco nbout it would have been nil over and done with before'the Chicago norainot- mg convention of the Republican Party. This might have prevented Sen- alor Nixon from getting the nomination. But even that would have spared him his present embarrassment, and the ciamor to have him resign a s Republican vice-presidential nominee. Victim of Ills Own Frankness In a way, Senator Nixon is today the victim of his own frankness in revealing that he received this outside help. He could have denied !t. The collector of the fund. Attorney Dana C. Smith could have denied it. Unless one of the secret list of donors had talked, the whole thin? would have been hushed up. There Is still considerable dispute over whether Senator Nixon should have reported this additional financial help he received as income, for tax purposes. His argument, and the argument of Dana Smith, who is a tax attorney, is that the senator never received any ol the money, so it was not income to him. But as Senator Nixon told this the facts of the case. If I had not received this help, I could not have made the down payment on my house." Seator Nixon recently bought a new house in Spring Valley, a Washington suburb. What he meant by this disclosure was that if his extra-office expenses had not been met by the California contributors, he would have had to use part of his S12.500 salary to meet the bills, and he could not have bought his house. In effect, by disclosing these payments. Senator Nixon was complying with the Intent of the unpassed Douglas-Morse-Humphrey bill He is the first victim of his own Intent to come clean. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Mrs. O. D. writes that her husband was operated on for gastric llcer, and wants to know If that s the same as career. The answer Is that it Is not the same as cancer, but cancer can orm In or near an ulcer pocket. It Is Important to be sure that one Is dealing with one and not he other, since the treatment Is not the same for both. Coming to a discussion of ulcer i! :i.e stornoch, It should be said irst that there are two main kinds. n one the ulcer is located In the omach Itself and in the other It ies below the stomach In the first or lion of the intestines known as he duodenum. The symptoms of these two ypes of ulcer are not quite alike, nor are they always the same even vhen the ulcer Is In the same spot n two different pallentj. The pain of an ulcer in the itomach proper usually comes on oon after meals and is associated with some tenderness Just below ha breastbone. It Is not always onstant and may disappear, perhaps leaving the patient with no symptoms at all. Other digestive disturbances or .ensations are common. Vomiting .everal hours after eating is one. The pain when present may be lurnlng or gnawing In nature and may come and go for several lours. The symptoms of an ulcer In he duodenum are not too different and the physician cannot tell rom the symptoms alone where he ulcer Is located. In duodenal ulcer, however, the llscomfort or pain Is more likely o come two or three hours alter a meal rather than Immediately niter eating. Vomiting Is not as :ommon as in ulcers located la the lomach itself. Must T»Ve History Actually, the diagnosis ot the ocatlon of the ulcer depends on r«uJtf o< cu«iuJ history tak- ing, examination of the stomach contents, and looking into the stomach or photographing the lining. If the ulcer eats through the wall of the stomach, the contents will be spilled into the abdominal cavity, and this is a very serious complication Indeed. Such symptoms as those mentioned, therefore, even if they are not present continuously, should not be neglected because of the danger of the serious complications of bleeding or eating through into the nbdomtnal cavity. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE How Two, in Three Bids, Went to Seven M.v OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Today's hand shows the most startling bid made in the entire national tournament conducted b" the American Contract Bridge Leapie a few weeks ago in Cincinnati. Bill Hanna, of Los Angeles, bid a suit for the first lime at the grand slam level—with only a singleton in that North's opening bid of three no- trump was unusual, but not startling. Most experts use such an opening bid to show a balanced hand of tremendous power, but a few experts use the openlns bid of three no-trump (o show a solid suit with perhaps some slight hope of winning a trick elsewhere. In other words, the bid Is largely gambling and preemptive in nature. Bill Hanna. holding the South hand, decided to add one gamble to another. His partner could probsblv win seven tricks with hlr solid suit. The South hand was good lor five trklu in «pade4 or diamond*. H«nc« there would probably be a good play for twelve tricks if the opening lead happened to be favorable, so Hanna took a shot at six no-trump. This was more than East could stand. He was going to be on lead agamst six no-trump, and he could see the ace and king of hearts nestling in his hand! 80 he doubled with great firmness and even ereat- er speed. Incidentally, this was one of the most unnecessary doubles ever recorded. The opponents were obviously in an unsound contract. East would surely get a fine score tor beating six no-trump even If he failed to double. What could he gain by doubling? Maybe he didn't see Hollywood's beautiful Dahl—Ar- !ene that is-is playing her first modern-dress role In four years in "Jamaica Seas" and beaming, Its a real George part with fire and sparkle. I'd just about given up—1 thought I was destined to be - crinoline girl forever." Those' zippy lingerie photos of Arlene in three national magazines sent producers grabbing for their telephones. She'd posed before in bathing suits, she winked but not with my hair mussed or my legs showing through filmy gowns. That did it." Arlene says she "hasn't given a thought" to permanent bachelor girl status now that she's shedding hubby Lex Barker with Sl-a-year alimony. Won't Part With Pat It's been decided. Patrice Wymore stays on the payroll at War- NORTH (D> 4104 *87631 44 + AKQJ652 tAST * 7 41098* HODTB * AK»« + < Neither sM« vid- 3N.T. Pan «N.T. (!) Pas« Pass Double 7*(!) Pas* Pass Double Paj» p»«, Past Opening l«d— 4 1 what he could lose, but he soon found out. Hanna looked at the South hand and reflected about that double. It certainly sounded ominous and positive. Evidently East was ready to take the first two tricks against six no-trump. The only hope was that West wouldnf guess the right opening lead. So South bid seven clubs! Why did he choose clubs? North's opening bid showed a solid suit, almost undoubtedly a minor suit. It had to be clubs. And, of course it was. W««4 would UK* bMn a twn If HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Guys a;id Dolls; There's movie greasepaint—and a '•this-role-ls-right-for- me" Bmile—on Jack Carson's face for the first lima in two years. Hefty Jack left Hollywood for TV "because at Warners they always cast me as a loud-talking wise guy. It's all right to talk like an Idiot onco in a while but not In every picture. Ths people liked it for a while, but then they got a% tired of me as I did." Now, as Esther Williams' manager In "Dangerous When Wet," Jact's a high-pressure type "but this guy Is very sincere." Jack reports Back to NBC-TV in January nnd hopes to have a situation comedy show on film. But there will be no audience on the sound Binge a la Lucille Ball when he emotes for the film cam- ras. His theory: "You can't do a show in front of 500 people intended for four people in a living room," Barbara Whiting's hailing her role as Esther's 16-year-old sister In the same film as t he best part "Ive ever played." But her title o. Hollywood's Champ Teen-Ager will go on the auction block as soon as the picture Is completed. Now a zippy si, Barbara's out for sltnky.gown roles alter eight years of playing bobby-soxers. "I made my movie debut when was 13 playing a 13-year-old." she said. "But in eight years, I've only aged three years on the screen. Let's face it — they can't hold my mind back forever." Hits the Trail Again It's back to the saddle and the cactus trail for former cowboy itar Tom Keene, who tossed his spurs away in 1941 to try to prove under Uie name of Richard Powers, that there was more Sir Laurence Olivier ils makeup. Now Tom's e „, „„ nsme teat brought him his greatest fame and is starring in his own telefilm series tagged. "The Tom Keene Show." In which, he plays a V. S. marshal. "I quit westerns because people were beginning to look down on ihem." he told me. "But my old pictures goi such s big pla'y on TV that I decided to die up 'lorn Kene." than Tom Mix in reverting to the June Allyson Is still humming her "I-Want-to-Quit" theme son=> bin now there's doubt that she'll retire as Mrs. Richard Powell when her MOM contract ends in a year. '•I still want to quit," perky June told me. "But the scripts keep getting better and better and I'm a little ham." h« had led a heart, but he happened to choose a low spade, Instead. And Hanna rolled thirteen 1 tricks home with great calm, as though he bid grand slams that way every day of the week I i ners, with her acting and dancing in "She's Back on Broadway" having a lot to do with the studio's refusal to part with Mr&. Errol Flynn. "Now I hope that they'll Boon give me a picture ot my own to carry," shapely Pat confided. "Up » to now I haven't had star resporj- *" siblllly and that'8 the way I wanted it. I couldn't have asked for i better opportunity to learn my lea- sons as a film actress. "I've been dancing since I wa» five—tent shows, cheap night clubs, the very bottom. Now, after all theso years of work, I'm beginning to realize the fruits of my labor." Pat Joins Errol "somewhere In Europe" when she completes the film and says of the cost of the career separation: "Our phone bill looked like the national debt. One month his bill was $350 and mine was $250. We decided to economize. Now we're Just sending; twc- pnge cables to each other every day." • • Jess Barker, married to flame- tressert Susan Hayward, was asked to pen a preface to a national magazine article tilted: "Gentlemen Still Prefer Blondes." "Preface my eye," replied Barker. "You moan EPITAPH." Film comedienne Irene Ryan, playing in a night club, put on he? glasses for the second show. Het make-up girl, puzzled, asked her why she was wearing glasses In her act for the first time. "Oh," said Irene, "I hear Tyrone Power is in the crowd and I want to see HIM." Jackie Coogan's reaction to ft Hollywood wolf with a young starlet: "Thera goes Adam »nd Naive," . Film queen to Ruth Hussey about a certain leading man: "He's terribly nice, but whenever he opens his mouth he shatters the illusion of being human." Mary Astor's ex-hubby, Manuel Del Compo, Is now working as a film editor at Warner Bros.. . . Rosemary DeCamp is writing a national magazine article on the problems of a Hollywood actress with four small daughters. 75 Years Ago In B/ytfiew'JJe Sonny Lloyd and Monk Mosley led BlythevillE's Juniors to a 33-0 1 win over Newport. Edward Stadmllier, who fought through the Indian wars of 1876-81 "without a scratch," died at Memphis' U. S. Veterans Hospital. Ha had lived in Blytheville for the past 18 years. Harvey Lynn Morris, who has had malaria, has returned' to school. They can snort M UK good otl days if they -want to, but before U>e World Wars tt m sfcptene , had made a round trip across • the Atlantic in less than half a day, ,i would have been something to cheer about. Now it's just an ominous soroctlunK to worry about. 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