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(ARK.T COtTOTEK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS tn OOUKIER NCWI 06. •. W. BAINBS, PviblUbtr •AJCRY A; HAINZ6, Assistant Publisher A* A. FREDRIOKSON, Editor FAtJL D, HUMAN. Advertiilnf M>naf«r Solt N»tk>r»l Advertising Representative*: W«lla« Witroer Co., New York, Chlc»r>. Detroit, Atlanta, tfemphfe. Entered as aeeond class matter at the po«t- otfln at Blythevtlte, Arkansas, under act of Con- rr««/October ». Ittf. . Member of Th« Auocialed Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bf carrier In the city of fllythevllle or any suburban town where carrier «ervic« U maintained, Kc per week. By mail, within a radiu« of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $3,50 for six months, 11.25 for three months; by mall outside 54 mil* tone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Gfoe them Mrrow ef heart, thy cone ante then.— L«m*nt«tl«ra 3:SS. *.;.'•* * He who has most or heart, knows most of sorrow. — Bailey. Barbs Always complaining about not jetting ahead may mean that there's > vishbone where your backbone should be. * * * IXs of (he folks who think alrplanei are safer fhin aaton likely are pedentrtam. + * * A Tennessee teacher has proposed having schools run the year around.-The kids will add that to the crime newt of the day. .* * * The nore leaxtna jo* take on rnnnlnf an ant*, the leM Hkely yim are In nin amuck. * * * 'A itenographer In the east Is missing irith $5000. She • has a new touch system. Presidents Come and Go But Problems Linger On - Some idea of what is in store for the new American President can be gleaned from the announctment by British* Foreign Secretary. Erien that he plans to tonfer with the President soon after the secretary's arrival here to lead his country's UN delegation. s Eden is sairl to bf deeply concerned over worsening relations among the members of the'.western alliance.-, He wants the U. S., Britain and France to give fundamental reconsideration to their attitudes toward each other. One of the big problems is whether France and Britain can enlarge their military budgets to step up the size of the North Atlantic Trtaty" armies under Genera] Ridgway. A new study by t h^e Mutual Security Administration strongly suggests they cannot. For another thing, France-feels hard- pressed to maintain even current commitments in Europe while pursuing at the samfc time an intensified war against Communist rebels in Indo-'China. And there has been frequent talk that, the British, similarly strapped, are looking for g wav to pull troops out of Egypt. On top of these basic world defense matters, France is having difficulty in Morocco and Tunisia, where native unrest has loosened the French hold on two of her long-established colonies. The French are particularly upset at, t h e prospect that this issue might be brought before the UN. Though the British, being a colonial power, have considerable sympathy for France's plight — especially in the light of recent native activity in Britain's African colony of Kenya — they are troubled by French-Amfcricait relations and don't want it to appear they are ganging up with the French against the U. S. This list of tribulations is but s small sample from the agenda that will greet the new American chief executive, bven before he lakes office. It illustrates a point often made by some of our thoughtful analysts of affairs — that the crush of events rather than declared campaign views will tend to set the pattern of American policy, both foreign and domestic, when the ntw President enters the White House Next Jan. 20. The faces change, but the problems do not. Trend Needs Reversol One of the great afflictions of modern-day federal government is the creeping silence that sprtads through departments and agencies and blankets information the American citizen ought to h»ve. • World JrV«r II gavt gr««t impetus to thf« tiffin, until now it is of epidemic proportions. Military security was the' grftt excuse for not telling the public the public's business, and the habit, once established, was never shaken off. At times top government officials have bfceu emboldened,to suggest that department IJOSBCS should have it entirely within their discretion what to release and what not to, regardless 1 of whether security is involved. Such a policy obviously could be designed'for only one purpose — to insulate government from critici&m of its mistakes. Fortunately, the sharp outcries of the press and others have usually been sufficiently disturbing to cause the shelving of these exlrcme^iiolions. But it is still not an easy task to find out nowadays what y o u r government in Washington is doing. i And now, in an article in the current American Magazine,.we read that the infection of government silence is making inroads even in local government. Local residents of cities ifre finding it difficult to gtt into meetings of town boards, school boards, planning commissions, and the like. Perhaps this .should have been expected. Local officials, seeing the example of the federal government; could hardly have helped iniihiling the practice. : Silence in government operations is a device aimed at political security. The official who can conduct his affairs without public scrutiny will be safer at the next election. Bui it is a'strategy destructive of the aims of democracy — which feeds upon full information. And a new administration ought to set about quickly to reverse this alarming trend. V'iews of Others imple Legal. Lingo . Legal lingo Is too contusing, says a Detroit federal judge. '• The Outlook agrees with htm 100%. 11 is high time that legnl "mumbo jumbo" come to an end. Not only do the terms daze the plaintiff and defendant ill a case, but often even the lawyers for the two sides have to unravel the words, The Detroit judge recently became enraged. He ordered the lawyers In a bankruptcy case to put flown In simple, readable form just what the case was all about. Then he hurled a judicial Wast at the scribes of ancient timc3, Warning theme for the redundant and dull legal papers of pur times. 1 .' ' Explained the judge, -'They (the lawyers) were the only people who could read find write In th«Jr day. They werejljilrl. by the word instend of the day so- instead of merely saying •I give all my earthly belongs," they said '1 hereby give, bequeath and bequest, ad lutfnlttnn.'" "And we're still following this outdated legal language," concluded the judge in his tirade. •We believe attorneys would be saving their client* much confinement by drawing up documents In understandable terms. If the Bible can be revised in today's modern language, then .certainly legal papers can, too. —Alexander City (Ala.) Outlook. SO THEY SAY WEDNESDAY, y«r. «, l»St The People Speak ' Peter fdson's Washington Columr Taxpayer Inflation Robbing U. S. Of a Fifty-Skip Merchant Fleet Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD WASHINGTON — (NEA)—If ever there was a perfect example of how inflation increases the cost of government operation, or gives the taxpayers less for their _ money, it is provided by the F.ederal Maritime . Board's program to build a modern U. S. fleet of high- speed, "Mariner" - class, dry cargo ships 'for national defense. I'eler tdwn nc Marine , ship was designed In 1950 to replace, the Liberty and Victory ships ol World'War H. These "10- and .5-knot sea-going work horses of he last war arc now 10 years old. Choose The Target The American Institute of Accountants . . . proposes . . . that ; the government show more confidence in the Integrity of the average taxpayer and spend more of Its time and effort Irl a real crackdown on returns obviously out of line. Moreover, the Institute thinks the public can help greatly If it can be educated to the idea that a despicable cheat who ts stealing money out of his neighbor's pockets. Somebody must pay the lax. If It's not the chisler then It must, be the rest of us. —Salt Lake city (.Utah) Desc-rt News another obsolete. 10 years they will be To take Ihoir places. Vice-Adm. Edward U Cochrane, then chairman of the Maritime Board, put forward at the start of the Korean war his plan to build the world's most modern merchant fleet. Congress went along on the idfa and in January, 1951, appropriated 4350 million for construction. For that money, Admiral Cochrane thought he'could get 50 ships, at ST million apiece. -\ That was at 1950 prices, and before inflation raised Its ugly head to spoil the picture. Today the best estimate is that the government will get only 35 of the new Mariners for its money. The cost per ship will have risen from 51 million apiece to nearly $10 million apiece by the lime the last ship is completed, sometime in 1954. The average contract price for the first 25 ships was 18.S million. I Speed Rising costs will have robbed the With taxpayers of from 10 to IS ships, in other words. Third Ship Loads War Cargo The third of the new ships,'Ihe Old Colony Mariner, arrived in New York Oct. 30, after her trial un. She was built by Bethlehem Steel Co. at its Quincy, ' Mass., yards. She Is being chartered lo U. S. Lines ;as .agent for the government's Military Sea Transportation Service. She wiV begin loading cargo immediately for delivery of military supplies.to U. S. forces overseas and to foreign governments, receiving U. S. aid. , : First, or the neyj-ciass ships, the Old Dominion ; Mariner, was bui'll by Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., at Newport News. Va., and Is now in service for MSTS under the American President Lines' flag. The Keystone Mariner, second of the class, w-as built by Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., at Chester, Pa., and Is now In MSTS service by the Waterman Steamship Corp. In all, seven shipbuilding companies will build five Mariners apiece- Other builders are the Bethlehem yards at Sparrows PL, Mel.; New York Shipbuilding Corp. at Bethlehem, Pa.; Ingalls Shipbuilding Corp. al Pascagoula, Miss and the Bethlehem Pacific const yard. Each of the ships will be christened \vi|h the nickname of R slate —-Hoosier Mariner, Pelican Mariner, Show Me Mariner, elc. These new ships are expected to enable the U. S. to compete with any foreign flag fleet. Tonn»*e Outclass Others a speed of over 20 .knots and R cargo capacity of 12,900 tons, :he Marinerrclass ships will have more than.double the effectiveness of the old Liberty ships. Mariners will not normally, cruise at top speed. But in an emergency they will be able to operate alone and not In convoy to outrun any known submarine menaced " T h e ships are also designed to accommodate the latest types of antisubmarine and anti-aircraft defensive weapons. . ; • The ships are 560 feet long, have a 75-foot, beam and just under 30- foot draft. The single-screw, 22- fobt'-brOpeller is driven by a n,- aQu-horsepower turbine. , feveritually 'it is planned lo'sell these Mariner-class vessels to private u. S. shipping companies. In addition to Waterman, U. S. and President lines, the Pacific Far East, Farrel! Seas Shipping, Lykes Bros., and States Marine lines have already received assignments io serve as agents while the Mariners are still under government, operation. They would all be eligible to purchase. The immediate problem of the Maritime Board, however, is to figure the construction subsidies. Under U. S. law the ships must be sold at competitive foreign shipyard construction costs. Dry cargo ships of (he last war were thus sold at 50 per cent of construction costs. Tankers were sold at about 85 per cent of cost. There is no precedent for determining the subsidy on a Mariner- class ship, nor whether the purchasers will be charged for the inflation factor. HOLLYWOOD >-(NEA)— The Women: Ann Sheridan still winces at the word Oomph, but Oomph is what she's dishing up again in 0-I's "Vermiilion O'Tooie" after eight years of lady-like dramatics. Siimmed down a,nd now a cherry-red blonde. Ann was hoofing II ip In a rehearsal hall—"My feel are raw and my legs are •fractured, but I'll make It"—and beam- Ing over her return to the zippy singing, hip-swinging dances and flip wisecracks shelved when she put a "Rest in Peace" sign on the Oomph-Girl stuff. : "Honest, you'll flip ,i (his picture," Ann said. "It's, real corn, bawdy. And I've never been photographed so well in my life with the wildest red hair you've ever seen." The reason Ann ditched ta-ra- boom-rie-ay roles? "The scripts just didn't come along after 'Shine On Harvest Moon.' That was the worst thing I've ever done on the screen. It was supposed (o be the life story of Nora Bayes but after they cut out her five marriages there wasn't a story to tell." The last-word dcpt.: For 12 weeks Peter Falrchild, the artist, worked on the portrait of.a famous Hollywood couple. Other day they called off Ihe maiTiae. • At the sugesfion of the wife, Artist Fail-child repainted her husband into a flaming re u window drape. Geltinir the liolfoul. FERNANDO 'LAMAS is getting the hotfoot for his alleged "un- galtanl" quotes about ex-girl friend Lann Turner (she just nixed him as her leading man in "Latin Lovers"). Bul'Arlene Dahl is a self- appointed attorney for bin defense Now Latin Lamas, Arlene told me: "I've found him lo be the perfect cntleman on the subject, of Lana ve never heard hirri say an un- nd word about her and.I don'l hink he ever did." Arlene's new jet-propelled career ow has her pla'ying a gay,* finer- napping musical ' comedy queen ho leads a leopard" around on a tamonrt-sttldded leash in Bob ope's "Here Come Ihe Girls,". "And WHAT a role." she purred I'm a combination Mae West, Lil an Russell and Tbeda Bara with ve sons—the words all have dou le meaning. 1 ;—and two big danci umbers. I sang a little ?nd waved fan around in 'Three. Llttli Vords 1 hut Hits is Ihe first timi 've had a real chance lo "sing." the Doctor Says — KDWIN P. JORDAN, M. Written for NEA S*rric« Using doubles and taking only long (camera) shots in the tough scenes is cheating the public. If the guy can't do the stunts, he shouldn't accept the assignments. — Movie actor Glenn Ford. * * * I'm convinced Mickey Mantle will lead the American League in home runs next year and I wouldn't be loo surprised if he broke Babe Ruth's record. — St. Louis Browns manager Marty Marion. * * * I like to think of Hollywood as being a son of large, permanent stock company where you have » chance to appear in a number of types of roles. — Morie actress Bette Davis. . * * * I don't want a single displaced person coining over here until there is adequate housing and adequate employment for our servicemen, veterans »nd native born and naturalized Americans. — Illinois Legionnaire Charles Falkenburg. * * * We nationalized the oil industry to be Independent and we will not accept any foreign interference. We want to exploit and export the oil ourselves. —, Hussein Makki, head of Iran's nationalized oil Industry. * * * Don't ast: me to be funnier, because I'm fresh out ol wisecracks. — Dwlght D. Eisenhower. "Is any special diet recommended when there Is suspicion of kidney stones?" asks Mrs. c. This question is difficult to answer since the word, "suspicion," docs not make it clear as to whether kidney stones are really present or whether there are symptoms which could come from stones but might also come from something else. Al any rate, the question of diet and kidney stones is an important one. and If a stone or gravel has been passed it should be studied in a labornlory to find out about Its chemical composition. If the kidney stone is made up of crystals of oxalic or phosphoric acid, for example, the urine is usuraliy kept acid by diet. On the oilier hand, if the stone is made up of the less common uric acid, then the urine should be kept alkaline by diet. For the;,e reasons, one cannot possibly give any single diet which suitable tor all people who suffer from kidney stones. The doctor can advise aboul the diet only after he knows the chemistry of the stone. In addition to diet Ihe presence of kidney stones usually requires the search for some chronic Infection elsewhere in the body and treatment for this if infection Is found. Sometimes vitamins added to the diet are also helpful, bill so far Ihe search for food or medicine which will dissolve stones once they have been formed has been unsuccessful. Kidney stones are most common between the ages of 25 and 40 though Ihcy may appear al almost any time. Numerous possible causes have oecn suggested, Including chtonlc infection, deficiencies of certain vitamins, and slowing Ihe circulation to Ihe kidney. The most likely explanation, however. Is that there is some kind of disturbance In the excretion of certain salts which are ordinarily carried in liquid form in the urine. When stones are being formed these salts are precipitated as crystals out of tile urinj in solid f orm and gradually become larger and larger. Vinci Stone's Location It is important also to find out where the stone or stones lie. This can be discovered by proper equipment and the use of X-ray. Often it is possible to Rid in the'passage of the stone by oiling or other measures. When the pain is severe, the patient must be relieved and this involves the use of pain-killing drugs, sometimes in large quanti- ies. Indeed, the pain of kidney stones Is too often extremely agonizing—some who have experienced it say it is the worst lo which human beings can be subjected. > JACOBY ON BRIDGE Hove Definite Goal As You Plan Defense ... .By OSWAM) .1ACOBT .. . Written for NEA Service In planning your defense yoi must usually aim for a definite goal. Count the number of tricks you need lo defeat the coutrnc and look for ways to obtain thai A BIGAMIST blamed his troubles on & combination of circumstances. H» said it was Leap Year and he was a Gentleman.—Kingsport (Term.I Times. WHEN GREF.K WOMEN had to age Limit was reduced lo 25 more than 833.000 registered. — Joplin (Mo.) Globe. SOME new .fathers -pass out cl- NORTH * KQ 104 » J9S * K Q9fi WTCST * ASS <r j 102 • .A K Q 6 3 2 I ¥ 3 V Pass EAST 497632 V85 • 104 410532 SOUTH <D) * J V AK7643 » 75 4AJ84 Neither side v\il. H'e.%1 North 2 » 24 Pass 4 t Pass East Pass Pass Opening lead—* K number of tricks. In today's hand tor . cxainpl West knew that he was defendin against a contract of four hearts West didn't try to obtain som but instead applied himself to th lasfc of winning exactly fou tricks. v West opened the kins of dia j monds and continued with the ac I of diamonds, considering hlmse quite lucky lo win Iwo tricks i gars, and some just pass mil. Even- this suit. He now needed Ui lually .with enoush fresh heir, the j further tricks lo defeat the con latier always recover. — Nashville j tract. Banner. | obviously, no further diamon riclc could. 1 be won, and onl;. ne spade trick could be expected Vhere was the fourth Some people like Ike, some like Adl»l .but Susan Hayward likes rfitchum. Spiking the rumor that, «he quar- eied with Bob during filming o! 'The Lusty Men" and snl happy about his lhal she alignment 'White Wi.ch Doctor." (he flame, opped star told me: "I like nab very much, we cot alone fine In our first picture Somebody got Ihe bright idea of s artmg- , feud. Publicly, that's all. Bobs .very funny fellow And never heard him say nn e thing out of line. He's very sensitive ind nice." Ask* fi»r Bad 'Rolf BLONDE Anne Francis is peeing off the "Sweet Girl Type", sticker and begging Fox for a role ike the one she played in "So Young. So Bad," the independent picture made by Paul Hcnried a couple of years ago. "I was signed because (hey liked me as a bad sirl," Anne confided. •But unfortunately. I don't look lhat way In real life. Nobody sees —.e as a ^iidcat or siren." Not lhat Anne's complaining about her starring role in "bydia Bailey" or her lesser stints" in 'Elopement'" and "Dream Boat." "But 1 know thai I'm at my best . when I'm permitted to turn,on the sexy, side." she walled. VI must start slinking and sliding into of- - fice 'doorways to prove my point. I'll have to.wear tight dresses and stick a rose between rhy teeth.v The whisper from London Is that,Alec Guineas' disappointment in his new Brilish-made comedy, "The Promotoer," is the real'rca- son for his insistence on 'dramatic roles from now on. • Tighten your seat 'belts, fellows —Ihe ''Castle Rock" will hit the screen w'hen Stanley Kramer's "Eighl Iron Men" plays the movie houses. I'm talking about Mary Castle'i derriere wiggle in the film. "It's embarrassing," blushes red- haired Mary, "I wasn't In-"—j to— er—switch on purpose. * 'just (he way I walk." Her answer to why Hollywood never discovered her eloquent derriere swing: "i played In Westerns'and never got^off the horse." 15 Years Ago In Blytheville . .Veteran cotton men estimate that about 60 percent of Mississippi defensive! C :°' in ^ T> * Wtton.crop has been gath. rick going to come from? '%,'••' ,. „ j .V It, is believed the county will pro- Trie thoughtless defender might ontinue diamonds or shift to lubs. Either play would allow de iarer to make his contract. When the hand was actually ilayed, West saw thai declarer vas. bound lo hold the ace-king f hearts and the ace of clubs for is opening bid^ It was therefore .seless to hope that East cotild irovide a club trick. The setting rick, if it came at all. was bound 0 come from the trilinp suit. After making this analysis. West :arefully cashed Ihe ace of spades, mis winning" the third defensive rick. He then continued with a ow diamond, forcing East to ruff dummy's jack. East rose to the iccasion by ruffing with Ihe eight if hearts. This combination of plays, de- eated the contract. If South over- tiffed with the king, West would ater win a trump trick with '• the ack. If South failed to o'ver-ru<C,' last's eight of trumps would win he setting trick at once. duce 23SWO. hales this year. : R. A. Greenway, J. F. Tompkln? and Godfrey White were winners in the Commercial Appeal's Plant to Prosper contest. One item of change we need lhat hasn't been mentioned, says Arch Nearbrile, is change for » dollar across the counter for things that used to cost fifty Cents. tf\ «Jr«- River Routes Answer to Previous Puzzle 3 Produces 6 Conductor 7 Sea eagle 8 Hirelings 9 Dregs 10 Foundation 11 Formerly 17 Bores 19 Musical instruments 23 Yawns 24" Majesty" 25 Egyptian goddess HORIZONTAL I Russian river, ' j Magnificent 4 Egyptian river 5 Un °«upled 8 German river 12 Consumed 13 Polish river ' H Burn 15 Shade' of brown 16 Smoothness 18 Bombarded 20 Placed again 21 Cereal grass 22 Shield. 24 Falsifier 26 Spoken 27 Boy's nickname •10 Respect 32 Inferior race horse 34 Afternoon nap 35. Natural Cats 36 Worm 37F,xciamalions 39 River in Asia 40 Mast 41 Household god <2 Consent 45 Put forth again « Convents 51 Written form of Mistress 52 Heavenly body 53 Salule 54 Turkish Rcneral 55 Diminutive suffix 56 Gaelic 38 Unpaid 26 Nebraska city. '. balance ' on the 40 French rivet Missouri river 41 French city 27 Helmsman 42 Peak 28 Sea bird 43 Proficient in 29 Major or languages Minor (suffix) 31 Russian 44 Underground storehouses plant part 33 Book of maps 46 Goddess ol discord 47 Press 48 Brother of .Jacob <Bib.) 50 Article 57 - salz, Yugoslav city on the Danube VERTICAL I Clubs S Weslern slstt « VJ "n

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