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Blytheville, Arkansas
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1 PAGE snc THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINBB, Publisher KARRY A. HAINES, Assistant PublUh»r A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Repre»enlal!ves: Wallace WItmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. Entered M second cliM matter, at the po*t- oHIc* »t Blytheville, ArkansM under act of Contress, October 9. 1D17. Member of The Associated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In lh« city of Blytheville or anj suburban tcsrn when carrier servlc* la maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radluj of 50 miles, 15.00 p«r jear, 12.50 for six months, $1.25 for three monthi; by mail outside 50 mile zone. »12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And the klnj uld anlo Armunmh, Nay; but I Will litre); buj it of (hee at a prlr«: neither will I filer burnt olfrrint. unto the Lord my God of that which doth CM! me nothlnr. So D»vld bought tht Ihrednf floor and the oxel for fifty ihekrb at sllrer. _ il g.mwl 24:Z4i * * * They that deny themielvei (or Christ shall enjoy themselves In Christ. — Jamej M. Mason. Barbs Your neck and your pride are two things that ihould hold your head up. • *. * * We h«*r m»re and mon about life on other pfcneU. Iin't it about time wi wen K-ndln, then aome money? * * * The housing expression these dayi stemi to be "look before you lease" — and keep on look- In*. , , ' • •*' '* .* !.«•«!> year alwayi Is 36f dayi long — «pe«lai- )y for the pedntrian. » * • A Hflchfgan youth, chosen is a typical American boy, wii arrested for apeedlllB. Evidently trying to live up to the till*. Lewis Shouldn't Be Allowed To Ignore Rules On a television program not long «KO Walter Reutber, head of the United Automobile Workers, declared that prices push up wages, not wagea,prices. To argue that one all the way you'd have to'get pretty technical, and even then there's no assurance you'd come up with the right answer. The wage- price cycle is still debatable ground among the most learned economists. For us who are not much concerned with theories but are deeply worried about the cost of the tilings we buy, the important thing is that the upward spiral bfi halted. That means that in inflationary times both prices and wages must somehow be checked through government action. The government's stabilization program was designed for that purpose. In the steel wage case last spring, the line was badly breached. More recently, the federal Wage Stabilization Board has had to think about a pay boost for the nation's coal miners. And this time it acted with sterner resolve. John L. Lewis had negotiated with the coal operators for a ?1.90-a-day wage increase. The WSB ruled that $1.50 of this was allowable under its stabilization formula but that the other 40 cents was not. Lewis now says the miners will not go back until that '10 cents is restored. As he has so often in the past, the mine union boss is attempting to work his will upon tile country by capitalizing on the strategic importance of coal in the American economy. Fortunately for the nation, especially in view of the defense effort, we have roughly 80 days' supply O f coal above ground. So it will be some time before a strike could have serious effect. Lewis may well have a long strike in mind. He never yields easily. Ytt he ought not to prevail in this matter. It is not simply because a stabilization line must be set somewhere, and held. It is because a nation cannot serve all the ,. people with justice if any single individual or group is allowed to override the rules made for all, and enforce its will at their expense. Our Fighter Planes Have Come a Long Way Maybt the thing hasn't been getting much notice, but the fact is our present- day fighter planes ave becoming pretty long-winder aircraft. The other day the second mass flijht (ARK.) COURIER NEWS of Thunderjet fijhtera wa* dispatched »cros» th« Pacific to the war theater. With the aid of mid-flight refueling equipment, these planes have been making non-stop, round-trip flights coast to coast and are flying- both oceans on inland-hopping routes. Thin isn't minor newg. It means our fighter wings are now almost as mobil« as our bombei'H — a vital matter in the defense of America and the rest of th« free world. Better still, the Air Force says the Thunderjet can carry a small atomic bomb. This vastly increases our A-bomb delivery potential, though obviously it likewise heightens our dependence on offshore and foreign bases as intermediate stopping points for these craft. We'vt come a long way from the little pursuit ships of old, which some-' times seemed barely capable of carrying their pilots.. Views of Others Stretching Tax Dollars One of the more recent additions to Pentagon janjon Is "offshore procurement." It Is retlly > very nice phrase, because It means more for your tax dollar. We shall cry to explain. "Offshore procurement" happens when tht United State< orders military equipment for NATO defense from European nianufaclurerc. The alternative to It Is purchases of the equipment here, then shipment to Europe. That makei Europeans unhappy, because they like deferm contract* too. It dojn't make Americans too unhappy to use offshore procurement Instead, b«- cause there are JbLs of orders »nd back orders and unallocated billions for defense purposes In this country already. The saving results from the fact that Europeans can produce much of thu; equipment cheaper than Americans can. For example, some mine •weepers now being built In Dutch shipyards will cost the U. S. only $1,5 million. But if they had beeii built here ihey would have cost $2.3 million. And. what particularly pleases Europeans under thii set-up, they get dollars. With them, they buy American goods. Most everyone, It seems \n h«ppy. But, rather than close on loo optimistic * note, we would like to inject a point raised recently by Fortune magazine. Why, »sks the magazine, not expand this principle of offshore procurement? "If fair and open competition should show that a British rifle or French bazooka can outperform our models, It might make sense to equip U. s. troops with them. When we are willing to go that far we will have demonstrated In some degree our own faith In the unity we preach." The point Is well taken. Free and open competition among iimnurnclurers more,way by which this poorly-organized. Atlantic community can do Its job effectively and cheaply. otte (N.C.) Newa. Awaiting.The Word' The news columns recently hive.included extensive stories on the new atomic cannon developed by the United Slates to deliver shells with atomic war heads against, the enemy. And, of course,.there Is the old atomic bomb, only now much Improved and varied so that It comes In a number ot sizes tailored for specific UMS. In Korea * bloody war against Communist aggressors Is In Its third year, each week bringing new casualty reports of the price being paid by American fighting men. Bui the atomic weapons haven't been used. Military authorities say they are ready to use them when they get the word. But they cion'l »et It. Doesn't It seem something of a paradox that the United States has within Its arsenal weapons which are capable of winning a war In a few quick, telling blows, and yet the leaders of our nation let our fighting men continue to lose their lives In a war which the leaders do not seek to win? When the atomic bomb was used In World War n. It ended Ihe war and brought our fighting men home, if our leaders wanted to accomplish the same thing now, the atomic bom* and the atomic cannon are ready to do the Job. President Truman thought use ot the A-bomb was Justified In 1945 to defeat Japanese. Why doesn't he think use of the A-bomb Is Justified In 1952 to defeat Communists? Are the American people willing to accept continuing bloodshed and defeat when they couttl have victor}-? —Chattanooga News - Free Press. SO THEY SAY There wasn't a tenth as much crime during prohibition as there Is now, Americans are spending »1,000,000 an hour for drink now. — Mrs. D. Leigh Colviti, president of the WCTU. * * * Well-Authenticated evidence pojtlvely links the Communists with the upsurge of narcotics traf- fllcklng throughout the free world.—Dr. Lois Higgins, director of the Crime Prevention Bureau of Illinois. * + * I don't consider any military target as Immune from attack. Our target ls * dynamic one which changes utmost daily. We time our attacks when we think It will hurt the enemy most. — Gen. O. p. Weyland, F*r East Air Forcw Com- The Time Is Bound to Come MONDAY, OCTOBER ZT; UBS HOU.YWOOD — (NEA) - Joan rawford's starring hi her lirst lalf-hour telefilm for MCA's Revue Productions Hollywood dramatic scries and then will consider a weekly show of own. The character she will play, Joan says, will be a social worker In stories based on true-life experiences. ' MCA executive Jennings Long :s beaming over Joan's TV emot- ng debut. The star, commenting on current video showings of the 20- year-old "Rain": "Every time it plays I hide In a closet. I was too young to play the part in the first place. I',, never forget one reviewer saying, " 'rain' Is Joan Crawford's high school version of Sadie Thomp- 11." Peter fdson's Washington Column — Ike and Adlai Are Not Far Apart On Security, Civil Rights Issues WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Close tudy of the campaign speeches and statements of Republican Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower nnd Democratic Gov. Adlai Stevenson show more similari- Uea In their points of view on many Issues than most voters would probably give thoin credit for in off-hand opinions. The Terences of opinion are always played up more than their agree- nents. On the all-Important question of ocla! -security, ,fov instance, both candidates agree that the present system should be extended nnd its coverage broadened. Each has re- >eated this assurance half a dozen tmes during the campaign. Governor Stevenson's Detroit, Mich., speech of Sent. 1 is typical: 'The men and women of our labor orce, some 62 million of us, shall eceive a decent living wage, In- urance against risks of disability and unemployment, and the assurance ot solid—not' taken securl- y—when life's work is done." "This middle way," said General Sisenhower nt Boise, "assures that all Americans have now accepted and will forever support what we all social gains. This is the sccuri- y that people am entitled to In heir old age nnd to mnke certain hat they arc adequately cared lor, egardless of race, religion, where le was born or what his national irlgln." Both candidates also seem to >e In favor of more aid for edu- ation. "We must now undertake o help needy states build schools," aid General Eisenhower In Los Angeles. "Such help should be extended only where a state Is do- Ing Its utmost, but because of inadequate resources is unable to do the job on its own." For Better Teachers' Pay "The nation hasn't yet found a final answer," Governor Stevenson confessed In his Columbus, O., speech. "We pursue our Tolly ot Paying the lowest salaries in many communities to those who handle —no-i. our goods, or even our garbage—but out children. We have far too few schoolrooms for the vnsl Increase of school children' that Is to come." To this he added at Los Angeles, "We cannot stop until we have banished illiteracy." On health plans both the Democratic and Republican presidential candidates insist they are opposed to socialized medicine. Both seem to realize, however, that health care In America today Is not adequate. "We shall need more hospitals, more public health agencies, more medical schools, more doctors and nurses and sonic system of protection against the economic disasters of severe illness," said Governor Stevenson at Los Angeles. In his Columbus speech, Inter, he added that no solution had yet beeri found for dealing with catastrophic illness, but he awaited the report from the President's commission on health, to be completed in December. General Kisenhower, in his Los Angeles speech, declared that, "H is a sound investment in a sounder America to see to It that adequate medical care is ... brought within the means of all our people. . . flow shall we meet this problem?" he asked. He then declared. "The insurance plans which our people have already developed at an amazing rate." The question of housing and slum elimination, closely related to henlth measures', (or lower Income groups also finds the two candidates in general agreement, without' spelling out any very definite programs, "We have accepted a moral obligation—decent housing," General Eisenhower declared in one of his early speeches at Boise,' Ida. At Los Angeles, more recently, he added that "better housing for those now compelled to live in slums" was "a sound investment in a sounder America." "How can .we talk about pros, perity to the hundreds of thousands who can find no decent place to live at prices thp" can afford to pay "Governor Stevenson asked at St. Louis. "We are only started on a nation-wiric program to clean out the slums," he adfled in his Columbus speech. It is difficult, also, to .find any differences between the \wo candidates themselves on civil rights, In spite of the differences in their party platforms. Bach has outlined his views in at least four speeches. ''The federal government has a direct responsibility ... to secure equal rights for all our citizens," said Governor Stevenson at New York hi August. At Los Angeles in September he added, "We must by effective legislation ensure equal opportunities of employment for all our citizens of all colors and creeds." At Little Rock on Sept. 3, General Eisenhower warned Southerners that "they were in danger of losing their own rights unless they were willing to protest with all their efforts the rights ot their neighbors, whatever the color of their skin." And he told a Philadelphia doctor, "I am against the filibuster in the legislative branch of the government." the Doctor Says- P. JORDAN. M. n. or NEA Service Few things are so generally nits- mttersloocl BS medical ethics. Most eoplc who think about this at all ave some vngue Idea that medical ethics Is a set of rules eslah- ished by Ihe medical profession o protect the doctors and confuse he public. Actually, medical ethics is a code of behavior which physicians have developed themselves to improve heir dealings with their pnticnts and with other doctors. The origin of this code lies in the famous Oath of Hippocrates which I wish could quote In full. However, contrary to what many Jcoplc believe, the code of clhlcs ias been modified repeatedly because of changing conditions ol society. The opening section of the present code of ethics slates: "A profession has for (Is prime object the service It can render to humanity; reward or fiimncinl gain should be a subordinate consideration. The iractlce of medicine is a profession an Individual Assumes an ob- igation to conduct himself In accord with Its. ideals." A few points about "ethics" are particularly bothersome to patients. One of these arises when n patient or a patient's' family wishes to chnngo physicians. Such a change Is nt all times Ihe privilege of the patient: the only thing that the patient or the family need lo do In order to mnke a change during Ihe course ol an .llness Is lo notify the physician in charge that another physician Is to bo called In In his place. H should be obvious that If Ihli w* 40M a treat <U*1 •( MB- flision and bad feeling Is likely to arise. A second thing which seems to bother many people Is the question of consultation. Tiie code of ethics states that: "In serious Illness, especially in doubtful or difficult conditions, the physician should request consultations." This is clear enough, and the patient, too, can ask the attending physician for a consultation by another physician. A final point which comes up occasionally, and which this column has been asked, is whether there is any way by which a patient who feels he has not been properly treated, has been overcharged, or Is otherwise dissatisfied, can ask for review of the conduct of the physician. Complaints Are Reviewed In a large number of places this is noxv possible since H goodly number of county and state med- tcnl societies have set up committees to hear complaints of this sort. Such committees have accomplished a great deal of good, and I am glad to say that most of them have not had too much to do. Since physicians, like patients, arc human beings, and since the human body is a complicated organism, there will always be some unfortunate experiences with medical care and more misunderstandings. However, it seems beyond question that the principles of medical ethics have been enormously helpful lo the public welfare and that this code has greatly Improved the relationship between the medlc«l protessioa aad UM publta. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Figure Strength by Point Count System By OSWALD JACOBY Tills week I begin n new policy ill discussing bidding. Prom now on I will describe the strength o[ any hand in terms of the popular 4-3-2-1 point count. Tills Is not a sudden decision, f have believed In polnt-count bidding ever since 1335, when Howard Schenkcn and I presented the Four Aces point count. Our Idea was good, but our NORTH 4885 V A 5 4 »Q105 * A 10 5 4 WFST • KQI094 »762 KA9I Sontti I N.T Pas? SOUTH (Dl * A J7 » Q J8 » A.I9S5 + K8 Neither side vul West North Pass 3 NT Pass Cut Pass Opening lead — 4 K timing was wrong. We were 15 years ahead of the millions of bridge players In this country, und It was necessary to wait until they got ready to accept the new Idea. It seems to me that most bridge players ara now familiar with the point count, *o I MB return' Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Alan Wilson says he's \vorkhlg \ a unique situation comedy program for TV. In this series there are No next-door neighbors. A Variety survey revealed this eye-popper: 'Virtually every star n Hollywood not under contract :o a major studio is available to telefilms today.", The list, I can add, incluctosMhe biggest stars in the. Industry. Hollywood, meanwhile, is dizzy over the year's biggest telefilm deal." The American Telephone] and Telegraph Co. will sponsor a series of 13 half-hour scientific iilms costing an average ' of $200,000 each. The director will be Hollywood's famous Frank Capra. H'e Accept. Marie Wilson's pet phrase for Ihe evening gowns she's wearing this season as Irma: "They're my 'Everythtng-I-Have-Is-Yours ward- that way of describing a hand without worrying about confusing: my readers. .Just in case you're not familiar with the general Idea, I'll run a few articles to teach it. Count each ace in your hand as 4 points ;each king, 3; ench queen, 2, and each jack, 1 point. There are 10 points in ench suit, and 40 points in the entire deck. You and your partner usually need 20 points to make a game; 33 points to make a small slam; 37 points to make a grand slam. Open the bidding with one no- trump when you have balanced distrlbuilon, stoppers in at least three suils (better, of course, in all four suits), and a count of 16 to 18 points. For example, take the South hand, shown today. South has -a count of 16 points, balanced distribution, and a stopper in each of the four suits. North raises to game : because he has 10 points and knows that the combined count is 26 to 28 points. That should be enough for game and isn't even close to enough for slam. Good bidding doesn't do away with the need for good play. South must lei West hold the first trick with the king of spades. If West Is then foolish enough to continue the spades, South has two sure winners in the suit and hns time enough to develop the diamonds. If West shifts to a heart at the second trick (the best defense), declarer must hop right up with dummy's ace of hearts in order to begin the diamonds without delay. West can take his king of diamonds but cannot then prevent declarer from developing nine tricks. South loses his game contract if he plays a low heart from dummy at the second trick. East takes the king of hearts and switches back to spades, thus "setting : up West's long suit. Now West will surely get In with the king of diamonds in time to set the contract with the rest of the spades. robt." Now It's' Eve Arden who's Joining t Lucllle Ball In the ranks of movie queens who won't be mak-- Ing big-screen films for a spell. Eve's "Our Miss Brooks" TV show makes her "MISS Unavailable" when studios call and "M don t see how i can do anything*/ but an episode picture like 'We're Not Married' if I do pictures at all. I'm trying ,to get three months off every summer. If'something tempted me, I might make a picture, but I doubt It. "I'm not that anxious to work. I see some of my friends knocking themselves out. For what? Spread yourself Ihin and last longer, I say." "Mr. Molo" will sleuth again over TV If Sol Wurtzel, who owns the rijhls, ni!l p.irt wifh the slant-eyed Sam Spade. Aram Katcher's up for the character I'eter Lorre made famous. Dotinld O'Connor's 00 per cent i pay boost in his new NBC-TV con- ' tract for next fall has his movie ! pals green-eyed. His TV pay will be bigger than his movie salary. Holiywoodites who have been to Tiajuana for the bullfights report that Fortunio Bonanova, the character actor, recently received an ovation, from Mexican ringsiders " before the matadors and buHs came on. Bonanova arose, clasped Ins hands together in a gesture of love for his Mexican fans, then stripped off his coat and wave*fc • W It was then that inovieiowners seated behind him began to titter. Engraved on Bonanova's suspenders was. "Property of Paramount Pictures." SEEMS • LIKE everybody's been getting contributions to eke out his salary and expenses except the poor devil who pays high taxes to pay public officials the salaries they can't live on.—Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. . A PROMOTER Is a man who's in back of you when going Into a revolving door, hut comes out first. —Carlsbad (K.M.) Current-Argus. "Jet Aircraft Engines don't make more noise than a piston-type engine," says the Lockheed Southern Star. "They just sound that way."" You can eay the same thing for two pigs under the fence or a growing child.—Atlanta Constitution. .:.ONE .DESCRIPTION of a real ' oldtimer is given as one who can remember when the baby-sitter was called Mother. — Harnetfc County (N.c.) News. POLITICIANS must devide if they will be going right If they go left, or whether they will be left if they go right.—Klngsport (Tenn.) Times. • Miss Sarah Trotter spent the summer in Kurope to broaden her education. She can now talk for hours about the Americans she saw over there as well as criticize French sauces and the English custom of driving on the wrnno sWo nf tho mart In the Army Now Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL i Army meal 5 Army bugle call Q <q___ 1 12 Pen name of Charles Lamb 13 Plastic ingredient 14 Turkish general 15 Alienates 17 Elders (ab.) 18 Tries 19 Onenesses 21 French river 23 Name (Fr.) VERTICAL 1 Encounter 2 Otherwise 3 Poses •I Italian painter 5 Wine cask .6 What a wise soldier never docs 7 Hammer head 8 Indian black buck 9 Electric temperature measure 10 Monster io by • •;lsi -l> container 20 Whole 22 Lateral parts 24 Espouses 25 Toward the .sheltered side 26 Remarked 28 British hymn writer 30 Roman emperor 31 Horse's gait 33 Portion 35 Basest 40 Higher 43 Pertaining to the city 45 Forward 46 Jail / . 48 Air (comb, form) 50 Rim 51 Dash 52 Funeral pile 55 Biblical name marry 34 Click beetle 36 Death 37Shori jacket 38 Strewn (her.) 39 Army dish, ' beef . 41 Decay 42 Medieval shield 44 Superficial extent 46 High army officer 49 Fleece- bearing animal 53 Wile- 54 Tardily 56 Number 57 War god of Greece 58 Seaweed 59 Headed 60 Girl's namt 61 British «nd hill J|H SI 5

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