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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 25, 1950
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PAGE FOUK JTHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: W»l!ace WItmcr Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blylhevllle or any fuburban town where carrier service is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month. By mail, within a radius of 50 mites $4.00 per year, 42.00 lor six months, $1.00 lor three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations And said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and tbe Son of man standing on tiic right hand of God.—Acts 7:50. * * * In His death He Is a sacrifice, satisfying for our sins; In the resurrection, a conqueror; In the ascension, a king; in the Intercession, a high priest..—Luther. Barbs •'It u*ill be a coal day when John !>. Lewis gives in. tf * * * Very shorlly the neighbor kids will be playing In your front yard again. It won't be lawn now! * . * * Be happy and you'll be beautiful, a beauty expert tells women. And most of them have been trying to be beautiful in order to be happy. + * + Love-making, according to a writer, is a lost art. Okay, so wevc made it a science. * * * Divorce figures Indicate that more and more •women are becoming wealthy by decrees. Resurgent German Nazism Must Not Go Any Farther Tardy hut welcome. That must be the verdict on the warning against a revival o'f Nazism issued in Stuttgart recently by U. S. High Commissioner John J. McCloy. For a long time evidence has been mounting that a new spirit of nationalism is rampant in the West German republic. The -latest account comes from :Leon Dennen, roving European corrcs- ippndent for NEA, who has just finished a broad tour of that country. He paints an alarming portrait. The story he tells is one of Nazis working behind the cloak of a democratic regime to regain power, Ruhr industrialists collaborating with them and even plotting a deal with Soviet Russia in hope of restoring Germany to a key place in Europe, and millions of ordinary Germans beginning to listen again to the extremists because they find no ; other voices convincing. . It's a tale, too, of U. S., British and French inaction, confusion and mistakes in Germany. No real effort is being made either to teach democracy or create the conditions under which it can flourish. Instead the western powers have watched the re-establishment of the same unhealthy economic and p'oli- • tical conditions that gave rise to Hitler. When McCloy was in Washington not long ago he said the "evil embers" of German Nazism are not yet a real threat. But in his Stuttgart speech he suddenly switched to somber tones of warning. He told the Germans flatly they'll get no army or air force and won't be allowed to develop political conditions that might threaten world peace. He assailed the growing tendency to blame other countries for their postwar plight. McCloy added that Americans aren't in Germany simply to feed the people and promote economic recovery. The main objective, he said, is lo help the nation gain political recovery as a democracy that will allow its citizens lo live as free men. This was a firm speech. As another reporter observed, it reflected not so much a "get tough" as a "show me" attitude. It notified the Germans that hereafter their expressions of good intentions won't be enough; we'll be watching what they actually do. But it's clear from McCloy's later remarks that the U. S does not now contemplate any specific changes in policy, although action is implicit in his . warning. Perhaps our government first wishes to measure the effect of its new attitude on German behavior. If that is the idea, thfi test period ought to be reasonably brief. Germany already has traveled far on the road back lo its former dangerous status. It must not bo permitted to go farther. Instead it must be turned into democratic paths and \ drawn toward the West, even if that means keeping a tight told on the nation for 15 or 20 years more. France Falters Cabinet crisis, punctuated by the usual parliamentary vote lest, are more common in France today than revolutions used to be in I.alin America. Things have got so bad that Pr.e- niier Bidault keeps his government together with string, bailing wire and threats that another cabinet collapse means an end to western solidarity. If this goes on much longer, it looks like a new general election will be, the only sensible solution. The present instability in French government is a travesty on the democratic process". A sounder political alignment is sorely needed. Frenchmen have got to realize that splinter parlies based upon fine theoretical distinctions arc a luxury out of place in the hard reality of 1950. «LYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS AT^jrRJDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1950 Views of Others ^Nonpolitical Crop Aid The Senate agricultural committee's vole to drop potato price supports unless drastic production and marketing controls are established indicates the disturbed condition ot Congress over larm supports. Sucii willingness to have government agents try to keep track of the produce ot hundreds ol thousands of potato patches over tile country looks very much like grabbing for a straw. If that is to be the solution or the problem, the next logical step Is to begin assembling forces to count the beans, the melons and every other truck crop in the 48 states. Congress can only blame ilscll and the party politics which prevented it from adopting an effective flexible support program limited to a few major crops. Events leave no doubt now that It is confronted with the necessity or backtracking on the whole program or regimenting under .1 strong control system growers of everything iroin cowpens to cotton. The lamentable situation Is high lighted by such things as the $2 billion demand now before Congress for crop supports over the next fiscal year, and the additions now being made t o the heavy crop surpluses. The government Is energetically buying and leasing more storage space for wheat, corn and other grain. Although the agricultural department has on hand more dried eggs than would ordinarily be used in four or five years, It •bought nearly two million pounds In one week of this month. It has some 50.000,000 bushels of potatoes and apparently Is still buying faster than it can sell them back to farmers or anybody else at one cent a bushel. President Truman recently called In congressional leaders who guide crop legislation. This encouraged hope that out of the perturbation In Washington over the cost of the program n thorough, penetrating sutly of the whole crop support system will start soon. That is the heartening aspect of the malter^-The Tnnrran parly loaders are aware of the resentment building up against the outcome or the program adopted, not by the much chastised 80th, but by the gist Congress. They cannot afford to have the support system collapse. That means they could accept a practical program the country could support, rather than have none at all. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE Note on Washington Confusion. Th confusion In Washington seems to be increasing. Take the results lhal a man out in salt Lake City, Utah, got by writing to one o! his state's Senators. Elbcrt D. Thomas, for 25 copies of a bill. To his astonishment, he hit the lollowlng jackpot, delivered to him by mail a few weeks later: Ten copies of the bill; about 5.000 blank sheets of stationery, bearing the letlorheatl of the Senate Committee on Armed services; 12 Senate notebooks; 43 copies of another Senate bill; eight copies of something called a "PS"; and 279 copies of a speech by Senator Wayne Morris ol Oregon. You'd think a man would be satisfied with a haul like that. But no. the man wrote back for 15 more copies of the speech he nsfccd for, and is eagerly awaiting (he results. "Who knows?" he said to a UP reporter, "there . may be something I can use in the next batch." Hopeful soul, but he? —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT So They Say It is. after all, only by accepving imports from otJicr continents that we in Norlli America can hope to reduce the real cost to ourselves ot our contribution to the common security ot the Ircc world.—Canadian Prime Minister Louis s. Laurent, on dropping trade barriers. * t » Today, there is a variety of competitive agencies seeking to carry on much the same lunc- tions as the political party but without the accountability and regulation which marks responsible political organisation.—Gov, Allrcri Urts- coll (ID New Jersey. # * * You don't defend against A-lximbs; you defend against carrying, manufacturing and so lorth. —I3r, Vannevar Hush, nuclear expert. * * * While scientists may be bending every effort to complete this new wea|wu of dc.structlon (H- brnnb), It is lip to us to bend every clfort to make , Its use impossible.—Brig.-Gen. Canos I>. Kom- ulos, president of United Nations. Ah, Yes, There Will Always Be an England. .. PETER EDSONS Washington News Notebook Cose Histories How Many 'Slickers Evade Income Taxes Via Loopholes NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA)— Good examples of how the lax laws were given to Congress~when Treasury Secretary John Snyder testified on President Truman's tax reform program. His pases showed how numerous slikers have been evading tax payments of about $600,000.000 a year through legal loopholes that Congress is now being asked to close. First, take Secretary Snyder's case of "Corporation D." In 1914 It sold a department store building, reporting a loss of 57,400,000. This was allowed as a tax deduction. But in this case, the sale was made to a trustee for a tax- exempt organization. Tile tax-exempt organization — which could have been a charitable or educational outfit—promptly leased the building back to the original owner. In this way Corporation D continued usini; Its building, while at the same time it got the benefit o[ tax savings amounting to some 55.600,000. Corporations aren't the only beneficiaries of this tax dodge. Secretary Snyder called attention to the practices of cattle raisers and dairymen who regularly sell part of their herds each year. The courts have held that gain from the sale of these culls in n herd are taxable only at capital gains rates (25 per cent) because these animals hart been used in the taxpayer's business. On the other hand, losses from these transaclions have leen held as ordinary business expenses which are fully de- dnclible in computing net income. Cnminj; Out Ahead The "short sale" device for re- ducing taxes was illustrated by the secretary in the case of a cotton speculator who in eight monfis reported long-term profits of $4&5.000 and short-term losses of $250.000. The short-term losses were deductible in full. Since only 50 per cent of the long-term gains were taken inlo account for income lax purposes, they were more than offset by short-term losses. A major tax loophole was described by* the secretary as "distribution or dividends in kind." For instance. Corporation A distributes to its parent Corporation B a dividend of merchandise which 53,000.000 but has a market value of Sll.000,000. If corporation A had sold the goods, it would have had lo pay a 38 per cent tax on the S8.000.COO gain, or over $3.000,000. But by a dividends-received credit on the rnarchandise. Corporation A pays no tax and Corporation B pay a tax of only 5.7 per cent on S!1,OGO,ODO. or $627.000. In order to promote business In Ihe territories, the U S. government has granted certain tax benefits to American citizens in those areas. Secretary Snyder reports one case in which this was used by a radio entertainer lo make a tax cleaning. He entered into an arrangement whereby he agreed to make all his radio and television recordings in Puerto Rico, In exchange for exemption from Puerto Riean income taxes. Insurance Benefits Can Be Juggled Arminrt Court decision that insurance benefits are exempt from income taxes if paid in instnllmenls instead of a lump sum provides another loophole the government wanls to close. The case of a widow who received $100,000 Insurance on Ihe dealh of her husband is cilcd. Since the widow hat! a life expectancy of 20 years, she would have had a normal expectancy of spending $5000 a year. But by electing to take the insurance in monthly 'installments, she was able to realize S7000 a year. The 52000 a year difference represented interest on the policy proceeds retained by the company. And taking the payments this way. the court ruled that they were exempt from Income tax. Dodging income taxes through creation of collipsible corporations was illustrated by Secretary Snyder in the case of a movie producer. If he had made all his pictures as an individual, his lax on inc<--ne could have run up lo 82 per r( -t of net receipts. If he made all his piclures through a single corporation, the tax would have been 38 per cent, plus personal income taxes on dividends as distributed. But by organizing a separalc corporation lo produce each piclure, then liquidating it after the picture is made, the producer gets by with a long-term capital gains tax of only 25 per cent. Depletion allowance deductions, which run as high as Yl\'. per cent on oil and gas properties, and as low as five per cent on coal mines, were intended to permit taxpayers to recover their invested capital tax-free But they now provide one of the largest 'of nil tax loopholes, because depletion allowances are deductible even after 100 per cent of the invested capital has been recovered. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskinc Jnlmson KA Staff t'orrpsrwiniltn HOLLYWOOD _ (NEA) - Bob Mitchell, who doesn't blush easily says he's embarrassed about tin; "lover boy" tag slucfc on him bv RKO. "I came lo Hollywood lo be a character actor. Cut I was a war casually. There was a shortage of leading men and ihpy made me a leading man. I've bncn embarrassed ever since." Mitch says he's frightened by Howard Hughes' announcement about "The Jane Russell Story." He says: "Soppnsr wo Imvn to do my life story. AVe'rc all rtratl." Parkc Levy read Lady Astor's blast In which she said women should not think of their bodies. "So right." said Piirke. "No srnsc in both men and women thinking about the same thing nil day." The TV Influence: Wrestling just mano its ilebiit as pan of Ihc floor show at n Hollywood night spot, the '/.otnba Cafe. Bud Abbott niul I.ou Coslello referred Ihc first match. skates can cnusc trouble. Rosemarie Reid received a hurry-up call from Cuba to put straj>s on all the bath- J j ing suits for Ihe bathing beauty I urmber in the ice show, "Rhapsody ' I on Ice." On opening night in Ha- ; vana, one of Ihc Rirls. while doing I a difficult skating turn, leaned right out of her suit. Tlic two stars, Dana Amlrrws and Gene Tirrney, and the diredor, Otlo Pr'-min^cr, of "Laurn," arc "to- crclhcr agai:i" for a new F<ix niovir. "iVhrrc (nc Sidewalk ICnrts." The third star of "Laura," Cltf- ; tan Webb, couldn't make it. Since ' his comedy characterization of Mr. Belvedere, the stiidio was reluctant to cast him in a murder mystery. D-in.i considers the role the biggest of 1m career—"It the picture • i.-r't good it will no my fault." He ; Must completed thrr role of a priest in the "Edge of Doom" for Oold- wyn. About the film he says: "I dont know whether It will he. box ofMre. Jiut i !:now it will be Sec HOLLYWOOD on Puff 5 \ In bridge it is a little different. Sometimes you bid a hand poorly and zcl yourself inlo a ridiculous contract When this happens, all I can say Is. do not give up. Jessup's Presence in India May Be Key in U.S. Policy The DOCTOR SAYS i-^\_y^. -^ Jlils uce|1 unheralded c Any number of people are worried i we arc safe in Inten ret i K/xi.l M, n t.nip fllliMl* nllt Tlld f.rcl : ... n »t-.. _» . " ltl - J l"t-lJII By neWIll MacKcnzle U.S. roving Ambassador Phllln Jesse,, has slipped quietly Into New JJelni India, but while his advent is been unheralded and unsunt. ,..„., , ~*j«*.mifc it as a matter, of prime international I m portancfl. There arc two things which suj»J port this assumption. One Is tli« the rmlinmilclir,,! I...i _.. . -i about the hair falling out. The first question today is n typical example of such an inquiry, Q —Can you give me any advice . *..,» o.^mujjuon. une is u\£t about hair dial Is falling out? I had l»e distinguished but unobtriislvr an operation several months ago i JMSI'P Is i :«cy figure In the dcvel and every lime I comb my hair I! opulent of Washington's Far Fisf get a big handful of loose ones. G.I!, i cm policy. The other is that li'icMn A—It Is very rnminon for an ill- • bids fair lo emerge as chief of tlm ness or an oncrilion lo lie followed ' independent democracies of A«ia by tlic loss of considerable amounts Inilia Influences 1'olicv of hair. Auirarenlly something liao-i Thus we reach n, n „„ i , pens („ the Hair follicles which ! AmoZV^MhatpS° o V^ aficr oprriifirciis. However, a pcmv- ally ur;ikrm(l condition, from wlial- - ~- *•••«- ijiiu Interesting, that as Prime i" ...... ..... -. ...... - — i Minister Nehru nnrt Ainhn^oaH^ cmne singly or h,<*h.g in luslcr. Jessup B0 t together In Imha Scc ° Loss of Imir sometimes runs in Mm- tary 01 Slate Dean Acheson s Ilics :in<l there seems In be n slro.iR ! be discussing the Far F^s nrn licmlitnry influence. Local I [ion with the Senate Forcl»r ?$ Ihns nf (he scnl,,. such ns dan.lrnff, Ulons Committee in Wash In Aon M*. n,,v l«a t. excessive falHnr mW the State nepaKme s ouf ° r " IC ";'"••. . ins hopefully for ' tm , co ,, n tric" Q-Somc tin,, ago I had a paraly- r 'ccotin^ r^iS ^f^ A—This sounds like a condition knrwn as Roll's palsy. It frpqnnnlly J follows a chill but HIP cx.ict cause I is tint knoun. It lends (o Hear up' a/for a tftne although in olrior people ft may give trouble for many months. Q—Please write on fistulas, how to rdnrd their growth and how long to vait before .surgery. G.D. A—Fislufiis arc passageways running abnormal!*' from one place in MIC iiocly lo another. A common location Is near the rectum. There Is probably no way to retard their Drouth. The only satisfactory treatment Is to cut them out completely j by an operation. Why ivaU? » * • Q—I wish (o bmld my resistance against chest colds and Infections of the respiratory tract. For the last two winters I have done this very wvll. I have hail X-ray of the chest and there is no tuberculosis. I cut out .smoking and avoid dust. I avoid overeating and rich foods. Whnt more can you advise? A.W., A—It sounds us though you had I already done very well. Keeping in £00(1 condition probably helps to nard off sonic colds. Avoiding overcrowded places when there are many c.oltls amuml is ticrliaps the most important preventive measure of all. u eiun'-gea liver, wnut can be done Tor this large liver? D.L.! A—The chances are that the en- la rgeil livfr conies from I lie heart (rouMc. If this is (rue all of the treatment has to lie directed at trying to improve the heart rnn.lilinn as nothing can be clone Tor the liver itself. • • • * Q—Do hard breasts constitute part of going through the meno- piuse? H A—No. Q—Do cats carry diseases to human beings? It so, is the hazard enough to make it unwise to keep them as pets? II.F.W. A—Cats c:in carry a few diseases which can be accjuircd hy human beings. Raines or hvdronhnbia is onc'of tliem. bul cats do not set this disease often. Providing ordinary nrccaulioris arc used such as wash- Ihc hands after iiclfinj a cat and before eating, I sec no reason why anyone who wants to keen cats as net should no! do so without worrying much al I disease. Q—Is it possible for a person with carcinoma of the liver and the stomach to develop a svdden stroke of apoplexy in which the power of speech Is lost? s.P. A—Yes. It is likely, however, that tliD stroke which almost certainly resulted from a clot or hemorrhage in the brain had imlliini; ( 0 ,\ 0 n \\\, the carcinoma but was caused by disease of the blood vessels. „ , , "°"" cr ' A^hcson said any such ° '' ° ' ** ont ™ c °»5 added that there are no concrete results y-!t. Quite likely is It concrete results which Jessup seeks In New Delhi. Broadly speaking America's noli* has been aiming at a solution whjH,'. would give the peoples of southeaW ! Asia freedom without Communism Nehru Is important as a symbol of successful nationalist forces which have found a solution that isn't Communist. f Nehru has made it plain that India won't Join any anti-Communist bloc. This doesn't monn he Is pro- Communist but that he doesn't propose to get involved in Ihe ideological war. Hence America's willingness to accept Ihe idea of a spontaneous association of Asiatic nations with which Washington can cooperate. Support Ts Vital Since India's support is vital for the formation ot such an association, Jessup undoubtedly is discussing that matter with Nehru.' The ambassador also Is bound to be putting his brat fool forward to strengthen relations between India and America. It is an amazing thing to find East. ,/"• Of course the Orient Is in a slA of turmoil; it. Is in the melting po£ Still it. Is possible to say that India may be the paramount nation of the Far East, and certainly will rank as one of the world's dominant powers. China is bigger in area nnd population, and has greater resources, hut the question of whether that shattered and disunited country will again rank as one of 'he "Big Five" powers is highly problematical. Jessup yesterday made a stato- ment to reporters which was virtually an echo of Secretary Acheson's statement before the Senate commi'lee. The ambassador declared America Isn't indulging in a struggle for power In the Far East. 15 Years Ago In Biytheville — Mrs. A. T. Cloan has returned to her home in Union City. Tenn.. after several days visit with Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Barrigan and Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Owen. Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Ingram and Mr. and Mrs. Ocorge Little attended the United States Engineers dance at the Colonial country club, Memphis. Friday evening. ,... Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Plectwocd urn) children, of Memphis, spent yesterday with Mrs. Flcctwood's "father, J. P. Allison, coming especially to be with him on his birthday. A.AQZ52 »~K Q J 8 6 4 1 * J064 V 087 * 7S32 *J 10 » None N W E S Dealer »A3 A K 108 V K.Q10 852 » A 10 4-03 *AKQ87G542 Rubber— Neither vul ~ South JVc-sl tf or , h E ., sl 1 * P 3* !' •I * P .nss I , ass 3 i nss 4 4 i J U ' T>-,rc. 4N.T. Pass 5* rC: 6 N. T. Pass Po Opening — y D SS Pi- 25 The latr Alan Halc's daughter. Karen, will make her film dcbui at UI In "nhubard.". . . Stan Kramer wants Marilyn Maxwell for Ihc top fcmmc role In "High Noon." the dramatic western he'll make this year. . . That deal to film the lite of Kale Smilh is on again. . Cl.lil Resell and Ouy Madison are. as tbe movie ads say. "lojcther again" They made up afler n brief I separation. . . . Oracle Allen is hi-! trnduciiiR a new card game—"c,ab" | —her Initials. . . . Looks like M-GM's big plans for Betty Oarrclt will be a stumbling block In her desire i to co-star with husband Larry Parks In bis n-\\e. film. "Stakeout •• CATASTItOl'lIK , Strapless burning suits and Ice' McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William K. McKcnncj America's Card Authority Written for NKA Krrvtro Don't Kvci- Give Up A'o Matter What In most card games there Is little yon cnn do unless you get the cards Every once In a while someone snv.^ to me, "Oive me some pointers on gin rummy. T'?e fellow I piny with Is the luckiest card-holder In the world," Canine Breed Answer to Previous Puzzla HORIZONTAL 1,7 Depicted breed ol dog 13 Interslice J-lUnkeeled 15 Rodent 16 Onagers 18 Organ of hearing 19 Great (ab.) 2 Speaker 3 Rot flax by ' exposure 4 Accomplish 5 Notes in Guido's scale 6 Headstrong 1 Algonquian Indian 8 Hops' kiln 20 Broad piece of 9 Lieulenanl (ab.) 10 Prevaricate 11 Kind of type 12 Weird 17 Symbol for selenium The opening lend nf the nine of near!.' was won by South with the ace. He cashed nine club tricks, which left him with trie ilirce of spades, the Ihree of hearts and the nine of diamonds. One by one dummy's diamonds had been discarded which left three spruit's ami a heart in dummy. On the last club declarer discarded dummy's seven of spades. I Eafi vns In qritc a predicament i If he let go the king of hearts dummy's Jack would be good, so he had to choose between discard- Ing Ihc ncc of diamonds, hoping Hint his partner hnd the nin^-spot" or discard the ten of spn:Ics. Personally, I would have discarded Ihc clRhl niul then the ten of <padcs earlier, putting the declarer on the RUCSS ns to whether I line the klnK of spades. However, TCnst Id Ro Ihc ace of diamonds. Declarer cashed his nine of diamonds and won the 12th trick with the ace of tpidcs. cioth 21 Chinese unit of weight 22 Eternities 25 Great Lake j 27 College cheer 28 Membranous pouch 20 Palm lily 30 Symbol for tin 31 Not (prefix) 32 And (Latin) ' 33 Decay 3-1 Fiber knots . 3G Plays on words 37 Type of cheese 39 While 40 Bird's call 45 Behold! 46 Follower 48 Helper 49 Animal's fool substances 52 Marked willi lines M Hogncs 55 A regular collie is -r—' than this breed VERTICAL , 1 Boat with a L_flal_boUom; 23 Country 24 Articles of clothing 25 Hebrew ascetic 26 Raved 33 Awkward 35 Mouth roof 36 Aches 38 Grass-cutter 40 Fish 41 Token of disapproval 42 Hypothetical structural unlj. 43 Lease 44 Malaysian canoe 47 Greek letter' 49 Chum 51 Type measura 53 Symbol for thallium j± 10

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