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'PACT rout gLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 28, 1950 - THB BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS ''• ' ' TBZ COURIER NEWS CO, H. W/HAINZS, Publisher JAUKS L. VERUOEFF, Editor . loto NatfonaJ Adwtiiinf Hepre»ent«tlT«»: wtltafl* Wttacr Oo, Mew York, Ohicmfo, Drtntt. AUtat*. Itaaohit. • •» «*««d elu* matter ,«i UM pc«t- a(fic* »t BlythevUle, Arluuiiu, under act of COB- Octotor », 1*». Ucmhrr ot Tb* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By curler In the city o! BlythcvllJe or anj •uburtan town where carrier service la maintained, 30c per week, or SSc per month. 87 null, within a radius ol 50 miles MOO pe> ytti, 12.00 for at* monthi, 11.00 (or three month!; by mail ouUlde 50 mil* tone, » 10.00 pei jev ptytbl* ID advance. ; Meditations Wherefore, »1 beloved, as ye have alwayi efeejed,- not as ID my presence only, but now much mott in my absence, work .out your own ulvalum with fear and IrenibUnj.— f None shall be saved by Christ but those only who work out their own salvation while God Is " working in them by His truth and His Holy Spirit. We cannot do without God; and God will not do - without us.— Matthew Henry. Barbs In most cases bosses are smart enough not • to step.on the worker who is a live wire. * * » Store clerks have just about finished exchanging the "eiaclly-what-I-wanlen" Christmas present*. • • • Insomnia, says a psychologist,-may be an Imprisoned idea trying to break into your consciousness. Or pickled herring at bedtime! * * * Lazy drivers use the jack in the pockets Instead of the jack in the car to fix flats. • * * 'Fire destroyed a race track Iri the south. Bettors will testify/that it wasn't the horses that burned it up. - ed it •• Farmers Still Wei! Off Despite Falling Income L ' No doubt 'of it, the rosy glow lias " -faded from the farm scene. But the 1950 outlook is still -far from gloomy. In 1949 the farmer's income fell 16 per cent below 1048. Expert Agriculture Department opinion is that another drop of about the same size will occur this year. Up to now the government's lavish effort to keep prices aloft with its support program has failed to halt the decline. While prices were at peak levels in 1947 and 1948, the farmer's balance .sheet was at its -healthiest. In addition to high crop and livestock income, he had the advantage of soaring farmland values. He could invest in new and better machinery, modernize his home, reduce.his mortgage and other debts. Naturally, all these things are linked to income. As that sagged, the farmer's jfssets in land and equipment began to inch downward in value, and his debts turned upward. Mortgage indebtedness reflected the change most markedly at first. ' ' Now farm real estate is showing it. The Agriculture Department announces that for the year ending November, 1049, the value of the farmer's land sank 6 per cent from the previous year's levels. That's the first pronounced drop to hit farm real estate since values hit depression bottom with a thud in 193233. In the past year eight states, most- t ly in the mountain and Pacific coast areas, suffered declines ot' 10 per cent or more. Only five had gains, and none except New Jersey reported an advance of more than 2 per cent. The government thinks farm land prices will fall still further this year. • But it doesn't expect the decline to match that in the farmer's shrinking income. Bad as all this sounds, the department sees no real cause for alarm. Host farm prices still are well above prewar figures. Farm debt is far from staggering. And land values are about double the 1035-30 average. Compared to his cousin of the 1920's «nd 1930's, the farmer of 1950 sitll looks like a pretty lucky fellow. And all signs suggest he'll be able to keep out of serious trouble for many months to come. Furthermore, with population still climbing, his long-range prospects • appear unusually bright. nation for'a few pieces of silver. On* . day these pieces of silver will b«ar interest in British blood, >weat and tear* on the battleground of freedom." What the Generalissimo's wife is saying is that Britain h*s thought first of its trade advantage and has ignored the big moral issue: the need to stand. out against' totalitarian communism wherever it shows itself. It is admittedly-true that the British are concerned about preserving" their trade status in China, and particularly in their own crown colony of Hong Kong. But this isn't a simple black-and- white case of grasping for money at the expense of moral principle. First of all,, to the British the maintenance of foreign trade is imperative for their survival. To lose a substantial foothold of, commerce in any area is, in British eyes, to court disaster. Furthermore, diplomatic recognition of Communist China or any other country does not imply approval of the regime in power. It is a realistic decision based on an appraisal of a government's ability to control the area under its command, to live up to international obligations and otherwise behave in a responsible way. Nations differ in their judgments. America, with less at stake than Britain, is inclined to go slow in concluding that Red China meets the requirements of a responsible regime. But our leaders make it thoroughly clear we shall recognize the Communists before too many months have passed. Will we too then be adjudged "moral weakling" by Madame Chiang? The judgment seems to us unduly harsh, whether applied either to Britain or the United States. '-' '• ;"" Views of Others To The Letter The Shreveport Journal recently printed one of tile best chronological reviews ol the drive to socialize tlie nation's light and power. Industry that has yet appeared. It will come as an eye- .opener to those who Mill think that the principle, ot tree enterprise, which made thla country, u safe from destruction here: It la not. The Journal points out that about 20 per cent of tlie power business Is now under government ownership or political management, as against a> tiny one per cent In 1830. In other words, socialism la making' rapid progreu according to a preconceived plan. A generation ago the Public Ownership League published a set ol principles lor achieving socialization of basic industries in the United states, which is being followed to the letter. The socialists have not overlooked European techniques .for. benumbing the public mind, lor "boring from wliliSi/! and for putting Uielr schcmcs over step T35~ step while moat ot the public sleeps. Their principle In this regard U called "encroaching socialism," One of Its best-known advocates wrote in 1927: "We cannot hope to lake over the whole $8,000,000,000 (electric) industry successfully even if it were generally thought advisable to do so at the moment but a scattered series of great generating plants selling their power within 300-mile madiuses might be expected to have very considerable Influence upon the extension of puuilc ownership to tlie transmission lines and the whole Industry." In other words, socialism is to be achieved on a piecemeal basis—and that is exactly what Is'happening. . TVA provided the basic patterb. This particular example of super-government Is an absolute economic czar in its great region. The other authorities which are now being urged lor the Pacific Northwest, Hie Southwest and the Missouri Valley, and elsewhere over the country, are cut from the some cloth. The Secretary ol the Interior is urging that the government speim up to $15,000,000,000 within the next 20 years for hydroelectric development. Other government agencies and high public officials are backing the plan. That is "encroaching socialism" with a vengeance. The Shreveport Journal makes a damning case by simply printing the record. Socialization of power Ls the planned prelude to socialization ol other essential enterprise—and to political domination of agriculture, labor, business and Industry. Is that what 150,000,000 free American! want? —INDUSTRIAL NEWS REVIEW So They Say Not So Harsh, Madame Madame Chiang Kai-shek has branded Britain's recognition of Red China as the act of a "moral weakling." In bitter words she said; "Britain has bartered the »oul of * What Difference Will It Make? Washington News Notebook An Austrian Points V/'rth Pride To Interest in His Little Nation - Th« v •'''. DOCTOR SAYS By rdwlB P. J«4», M. D. Written r*r NKA Scrrk* There >re several kinds of arthritis of the spine. The cause of some, tuberculous arthritis for example, Is known and the cause of others Is not. In some cases In arthritis of the spine may become Jar advanced before producing any symptoms. In others symptoms ap- year almost before the condition can be diagnosed by X-ray or other methods. • • : One form of arthritis of the spine is lhat which Is fairly common In elderly people and In people who are overweight. This U,a sort of degeneration and Is not accompanied by true Inflammation. When symptoms'are produced, however, there'll no good method of restoring the spinal joints completely to normal. The. treatment must, therefore, be aimed at reliev- By Al»lm (F«r ItaWIU MarsUsuric) AP Foreign Affairs Analyst LONDON — An old friend-who used to be my neighbor In prewar Vienna writes from the Austria capital: • " , : "We are beginning to have a. feel- Ing of pride In thou Austrian peac* treaty negotiations. More than three years they have been toinf on now, and I believe that's longer than the tun of the show "Oklahoma!" in London. "Such a little country, but how troublesome we must be that the great powers take so long to decide about us!" The Big Four has been trying since January 1M7 to write a treaty of Independence for Austria. In meetings deputy foreign mink—, have settled jusl about everything except a little dispute about how much Austria should pay for aup- plles received from Russia lmcl IMS. The amount Involved Is less than a million dollars. Last December in New York the deputies decided to let Hussia and Austria come to ,. ... ... . terms between themselves. Since nes insofar as thai U, posible. A, tllen Russii , na! lurDed down ( back brace can be helpful. The use I Austria n offers and the matter is of a stiff mattress or aboard un- | s t m up | n the air as the deputies der the mattress Is also commonly i mee t nens for their 249th session recommended. Sometimes heat, [The West thinks Russia just doesn't massage, or other measures o( phys-I want Austria lo be freed, leal therapy bring about consider- ' able relief. Type Common in Men There is one kind of spinal arthritis much more common in young men ihan in women and not particularly likely to develop in older years. No one knows why this should lie the case and it Is still debated among medical men as to "wheth- tlils 'disease of the spine Is a variety of the more common rheumatoid arthritis Involving other joints or whether it is purely a spinal disease. Whatever the answer lo this PETER EDSONS Misconceptions Surround Appeals For Repeal of Wartime Excise Taxes WASHINGTON. (NEA>—There are a lot of misconceptions about what this proposed reduction of wartime excise taxes Is going to do. Most of the agitation—by House Republican leader Joe .Martin, Sen. Kenneth Wherry and others—has been directed ugiiinst the 1943 increased taxes on transportation, communications, and the luxury .items like furs, Jewelry and cosmetics. If only the wartime increases arc repealed on the items .to which the war excise taxes were applied, the net loss to the U. S. Tren&ury will be in the nature of $775.000,000 a year. While this Is "only" three- quarters of a billion dollars, it would be natural to assume that if these taxes nre cut, some other taxes will have to be raised by a similar amount to make up the loss. If this is not done, the budget will merely be thrown that much larther rn.il of balance. ., > Revenues Collected Amount o flfl.3 Tax' From Increase in 1011) Item -Kate Increase (Preliminary Estimate) Admissions Doubled £193,000,000 Cabarets .Raised from 5% to 30%..... 40,000,000 Bowling, pool Doubled 2,000,000 Dues Approximately doubled M,OOD,000 Light bulbs Raised from 57o to 2Oft 10.000,000 Furs Doubled 31,000,000 Jewelry Doubled < 105,000,000 Luggage Doubled ., ; 41,000,000 these experiments would have to be tried to prove the theories right. If they were wrong, the government's rinancial position might be worsened by over-cutting-. Hidden Taxes The taxes listed above are of course not the 'fft\\y excise taxes which the government collects. There arc manufacturers' excise Cables, telegrams Raised from : Local phone calls .....Raised from Transportation -..Raised from Toilet articles ..Doubled 5 e .i to 25%...... 12-1,000,000 lO'rr to 15%...; 75,000,000 10% to 15% 81,000,000 .' 47,000,000 TOTAL From this tabulation, , It will be seen that restoring the excise tax rate'on admissions to the prewar, or to pre-1943 tax law levels, would still leave the Treasury (Collecting approximately $193.000.000: The theatergoer would pay 10 per cent on the admission price, instead of the present 20 per cent. : Completely repeating the tax on •. $175,000,0 00 portntlon tax' would .out revenues by 5252,000,000. If all 12 of thc.se federal snles taxes pMd by coiisinr.er.s were completely repealed, ' U.S. revenues would be ,'cut by $1.728,000,000. So far, nobody has proposed that these taxes be cut that much. There Is, one theory that if these excise taxes were completely -re- taxes, paid directly to the govern- rrTMit hy the manufacturer. These Vaxes are "absorbed" or at least in: eluded in the retail price paid by I the consumer as hidden taxes. Gas? olinc, liquor and ^obaeco taxes arc the principal examples of this type of taxation. Tobacco taxes were not increased by the 1943 tax-'law, (hough they' ivcre increased by the 1042 law. Ljqror taxes were increased by the 1943 la\v. and in 1949 they yielded 52,211,000.000. The tax on hard liquor was raised approximately 50 per cent to the present S9 a proof gallon. Malt liqwor taxes were raised from 57 to 58 a barrel. Wine taxes were incieascd by from five cents to S3 a gallon, depending on alcoholic content. Whether or not Congress will cut back [htse taxes Is anybody's guess. Committee for Economic Development, which has recommended that federal excise taxes : be cut back ''about S1,OOQ,OQO" next year, Is on record that, ultimately the federal question, this form of spinal arthritis is a most unpleasant one. It causes a good deal of pain and stillness. Unless properly treated it tends to cause the body to be bent forward. It also Interferes with proper expansion of the chest. Eventually, thftt is in a matter of years, it causes a complete stiffening of the spine—called poker spine —and ivhen this occurs, the pain disappears. ! The best form of treatment is still uncertain although some have reported good results with X-ray treatments. One or two. patients have been treated with compound E or cortisone but it'is still too early to tell how this will, work and anyway, a.s has ben pointed out before, cortisone is not yet available for general use." Any person with an arthritis of the sptne must have an accurate Signs «f UneasinettT In more serious vein my Austrian !iiend gives some impression of the 'eellng of uneasiness lhat disturbs his more thoughtful countrymen because they can't start acting like a normal country. They know they aren't big enough to be dangerous to anyone and concede, with resignation, that their destiny is being shaped by event* outside their country In distant capitals. A year or two ago my friend, a Catholic, wanted all occupation armies to get-out, as promised when a treaty Is written. He thought that with American aid Kffitria could make a go of it. Now he Isn't quite so sure, and he confesses it's comforting to see Western troops about. As long as they are there, he figures, things will h«ng in their present uneasy balance. •He is a little alarmed by the ] slbillty that .should everyone,' _.eluding the Russians, leave tomorrow the country would 1 to the schemes of Austrian Communists being trained as political agents, he believes, in regions of Russian occupation. Can Resist Communism But, weighing it all up, he still wants every occupation army to get out. He thinks that Austria as whole has reached a sufficient, degree of prosperity to resist Communism. Many Austrians are thoroughly convinced that Marshal Tito in Yu- diagnosis which can only be obtain- | goslavla Is the unwitting cause of ed by carelul examination -and by tne delay In putting the trivial fin' bowling alleys and pool halls would I pealed, sales In these fields of bust- cut revenues by only S-1,000,000. 1 ntss would increase. There is also Cutting the lax on transportn- an assumption that tax collections tion back to prewar levels would reduce rcvemies by only $84.000,000. But completely repealing the trans- on these Items might even increase if the rajes were lowered slightly, or back'to the prewar levels. But X-rays. Only when this, is 'done can the ' proper treatment 'be decided upon. • * • Dr. Jordan will answer questions from his readers in a special column once a week. Watch for it. IS Years Ago In BlytheYille — Members of the mid-term graduating class of the Junior High School who completed their work government should tax only liquors, tobacco and gasoline. For the fiscal year ending June 30, 194D. all internal revenue taxes yielded the Treasury. S8.000.000.000. as Rgainst $2<].00p,000,000 from income and profits taxes and $2,000,000,000 from employment taxes. IN HOLLYWOOD Ersklne Johnson Staff Correspondent Our country has become the citadel of liberty and opportunity In a world clouded by [CAT and uncertainty.—Gov. W. Kerr Scott of North Carolina. • • * As a general proposition, trie government ought to get out of the loan business.—Sen. Robert T«ft IR) Ohio. • • • Labor's best hope U for lh« election of a new Congress In November th»t will be committed to Tart-Hartley repeal. • • • We should m»k« »ome changes In our tax- system which will reduce present inequities, stimulate business activity »nd yield a moderate amount ot additional Income.—Prt&ldenl Truman. • • * We must work hard and remain united, our unity must be Impassive but dynamic.—Presldint fioekarno, indonul*. KOLLYWOOD (N E A) — You'd like some facts about Hollywood Okay, I'll pour 'cm on;. Movie chorines are growing taller. Ten years ago the average height was five feet two inches. Today Ihe ideal Hollywood chorus girl is five feet eight Inches. Movie plate glass—the kind he- rocs smash -with tlieir bare fists- is made of transparent re.sln. Arizona and Texas have been uscrl in movie titles more than any other states. Paris. New York and Hollywood lead the cities in film titles. The average feature-length movie Is played approximately 8DOO times before It finally goes back to studio storage vaults. | Every motion picture acting contract contains a. morality clause. It reads: "The arllsl agrees to conduct WtnMlf -with due rcgrajd to puhlic conventions and morals, and agrees that he will not do or commit any act or thing that will tend lo degrade him In society or brlnp Into public haired, contempt, scorn or ridicule, nr lhal Hill (end to shock. Insult or offend the community, or ridicule public morals, *r decency or prejudice Ihe producer or the motion picture Industry In general.' 1 There are several methods of making fog for film scenes. best Is to force a light, hot mcdl- catfd oil through a noizlc under pressure. Blf EvenJ The first big motion picture premiere was held in New York City in 1919. First nlghlcrs paid $3 a ticket to see "Broken Blossoms." The term "cinema" originated Itv 18G1 when Coleman Sellers display-! crt his Kincmatoscopo in Phllartd-; phla. It was ' a series of pictures mounted on a padde) wheel and projected through a magic lantern; Hollywood produces about 150,000 times. ' Fifty'ycars ago Hollywood Boule-, vard \vjis a cattle arid .sheep lane through a lemon grove. Hollywood's first 'ordinance prohibited more than 2000'sheep being driven down it at one time. An average Hollywood screen test co.sls-ilOOO. Clonks used in mnvic srclics arc tlcklrss so they won't interfere with recording of ilinlog. When a harn- yarjd scene Is filmed on a sound .stage,' ducks and RCCSC arc silenced with thread tied around Ilirir liills. In his first movie 30 years ago, Ihe late Tom Mix refused to be made up on the grounds that it was 'stifled." 'After the preview, he changed his mind ami agreed to wear makeup. Everyone else In his first picture wore makeup and Mix looked aesthetically wan. Nine "Miss Americas" have tried for fame in Hollywood but none ever made the grade. Two-thirds of Hollywood's top stars come from smnll towns with populations under 15.000. Naturalness is llic most hi;lily prltcd assel of a film actor. The best acting Is U appear not lo be acting. ; The world's strangest clock is feature of Hollywood's night club McKENNEY ON BRIDGE This Squeeze Plai/ Produced Six-Odd The winner of the open individual national championship in 1949 was S. Seidman of Brooklyn, N. y. The event established a new attendance my and when East played the three- spot, declarer put on the nine. Before picking u pthe queen of spades Seidman ruffed the four of hearts with the last trump in dummy. He returned to his hand with the queen spades, which picked up East's of clubs and cashed the king of queen. At this point declarer led his last trump. West was down to the jack of hearts ar.d four clubs ami he was squeezed. He discarded his Jack of hearts which established declarer's ten of hearts. Now, on the ten of hearts, West was forced to let go a club, which made dummy's clubs all good. A neat little squeeze play produced six-odd which gave Mr.•Seidman top score on the board and ishing touches on' the - Austrian treaty, i. . v • t, • • • -Russia, according to this Austrian belief, is not finished with Tito. They think he is In for more pressures, and that Russian troops in Hungary and Romania might apply them. These troops are in Hungary and Romania "to guard Russian communication lines" to the occupation force in Austria. If the Russians sign an Austrian peace treaty :hey would be obliged to rengjle their troops within 90 days. If iid take them out, there wouldn't be any justification, legal or otherwise, for keeping Russian forces In the two satellite lands. There would be no "communication lines" to protect. So the Austrians, longing for peace treaty, are resigning themselves to waiting for the settlement of the Tito-Kremlin quarrel—one way .or unother. helped him to championship. win the national yesterday had an informal program yesterday, Jesse Miller, selected earlier in •the. year us "Miss Junior High," presided. Kathryn Sanders read a poem written by Geneva Brown; Patricia Wood gave the class history; Christine Marshall sang solo, with Betty Jo Essary at the piano; the class will was by Connlft Cunningham, and Kathryn Sanders sang an original song. The valedictorian, Alice Saliba, and the salutatorian, Jesse Miller, were introduced. Percussion Instrument Answer to Previous Puzzl* The district. It hasn't any hands. Another First Therta Bara, in 1916. was the first woman to smoke a cigaret on the screen. The first big box-olftce sensation was llic filming of the Sal Francisco eartliqtiaVe in 10CG. Whenever a fire scene Is made fo a movie, studios must employ rca firemen Intense the fire gets on of control. The firemen arc paii their regular -wages, but the st« dios must also hire the same mini ber of extras as stnndbys. miles cirdi or film the »orld year— more than Althovgh the leopard neve olinngcs his spots the leopard, fro does. A ,18752 *G3 * 10 * AKIH3 AJ082 N W E S Dealer V8T2 *J8764 * 105 Seidman A K 1096 V A K 10 4 » A52 + Q7 Lesson Hand—Both vul. South Wes( North Ew< 1 4 Pass 4 4 Pass Opening—V Q Z3 HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted musical instrument 7 It is a drum 13 Interstice 14 Oily fruits 15 Cavity 16 Emission J8 Still 19 Italian river 4 Toward . 5 Hodgepodge 6 Church service 7 Part of speech 8 On the sheltered side 9 Palm lily 10 Climbing plant 11 Turned 33 Citrus fruit , <5 Auricle* __ 12 Natural fats 34 Caribbean girtf «Waste 20 Trigonometric 17 Chinese river 36 Hook-shaped functions 20 Put in the 37 Declaims middle 21 Racers 24 Marine record with 320 players participating. Playing for the extra trick in rubber bridge Ls not important, but in tournament bridge you have to get every trick passible because 3'Our score • Is rated on a match I point basis—and it is match points you are after. At first glance Mr. Seidman (South) was a little worried a"bout the hand. He won the opening lead of the queen of hearts with the king, then cashed the ace of diamonds. He rtiffed the deuce of diamonds with dummy's deuce of spades. Seidman then led the Jack of spades, East Jumped in with the ace and returned a heart which declarer won with the ace. He then m'fod another diamond. A small spade was led from dum- 22 Concerning M Otherwise 25 Equal 27 College official 26 Uire 28 Finishes 29 Pronoun 30 Diminutiv* .suffix 31 French article 32 Two (prefix) 33 Scent 35 Resound 38 Unusual 39 Raise 40 Measure of area 41 Court agenda 47 Parent,. 48 Bit* ' , 50 Grinding tooth 51 Was seated 52 Equipped 54 Distant 56 Whole 57 Hacks VERTICAL 1 Knocked lightly 2 Bird 42 Hebrew measure 43 Cipher 44Kiloliter (ab.) 4» Caress 51 Male child 53 "Smallest State" (ab.) 55 Month (ab.)

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