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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 23, 1950
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FAQI BIT BTATirRVrr.T.E (AKK.y COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HA1NES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, AsslsUnt Publisher A. A. FliEDRICKSON, Editor PAULD. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative*: > Wallace Witmcr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, ' Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office nt Blylhcville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 111 1 carrier In the city ot niythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service la maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius ot 50 miles J5.00 per year, $2.50 Jor six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. .Meditations For 11 is written, lie shall five Ills angrls charge over Ihee, to keep thec.—Luke 4:10. * * * The providence that watches over the affairs of men works out of their mistakes, at times, a healthier issue than could have been accomplished by their wisest forethought. —J. A. Fi'oude. Barbs The "best reason for finding the key to success is that it will open a bank accoutit. * * * How, sweet home Is an)- old pUc* where mom wishes the kids would think to han§ up their things. * * * V We'll have fewer accidents when everybody realizes that a cow-catcher i* put on the front of engines to catch autof. * * * An Arizona judge contends thai nto*t people ran b« trusted. Cash is still mach nicer. * * * .The man who Is a failure because h« never can make up his mind really ha* little to work with. : If Ike" Wants GOP Bid iHe'll Have to Work for It ; Cov. Thomas E. Dewey'a endorsement of General Eisenhower for the 1952 Republican presidential nomination probably has to be regarded as the opening gun in that campaign, even though it's a long way off. Since Dewey frequently disclaims interest in political office only to reverse himself later, this pronouncement can hardly be taken as his final word on 1952. But certainly it represents his present estimate of his own chances for another GOP nomination at that time. If circumstances have altered in the interim, it would be no great surprise to learn that the governor had again made himself available. .This is not in: tended to be a caustic judgment of the governor, but only a recognition of the fact that he has the presidential bug and probably won't be rid of it until he's too old to serve. Ht's not the only man ever to be bitten thus. Eisenhower promptly denied, as he has many times before in diferent ways, that he has liny presidential ambitions. Those who want him to make the race profess to see in his denials some loopholes through which he could later squeeze should he change his mind. It may be that the general would be willing to accept the nomination if he were genuinely drafted by the Republicans and thus could enter the political wars free of any entangling alliances. But the brutal truth is that there have been few real drafts in political history. Getting a nomination is something you work at. If yon keep saying you don't want it, a lot of people will take you seriously and look elsewhere, 'iou 'nave to indicate somewhere along the line, privately perhaps at first, that you are really available. H takes skillful maneuvering, once you've made up your mind to seek the nomination, to line tip the delegates you need to win. A half-hearted effort is no effort at all. So if the genei-iil does have any notions lurking in the back of his mind, he must soon decide whether to translate them into a real try or forget them. And he must pass the word to those he wants to help him; the nomination isn't gained without assistance. There's plenty of evidence Eisenhower would got that aid if he wants it. Dewey has publicly endorsed him and presumably would back him in the convention if he wins the governorship and controls the New York delegation. Qov. .fames II. Duff of Pennsylvania, now Ijkldinjf fora U. S. Senate seat, is known to look favorably on the general's can-' didncy. Hut even among his backers there's n feeling of uncertainty not alone about his possible intentions but about his poli- tical know-how. Some think he's extremely green as a political thinker and fear this would mean he would have to rely too heavily on the advice of others should he plunge in. However this may be, it js plain that Eisenhower cannot wait more than perhaps another six months to act, behind the scenes at least, it' he has any real wish for the presidency. To let mutters drag beyond that time would be to make clear that his mind is irrevocably set against a political career unless a draft forces it upon him. Views of Others Is It Really "Prohibition'? A lot of well-intentioned people are about to lie duped on this prohibition question in Arkansas. They are being the unwitting partners of bootleggers and gangsters. We believe that "prohibition" will bring back an era of moonshine and high crime. The catch to prohibitin is that it does not "prohibit" what it. sets out to prohibit. Instead of stopping drinking, It increases It. We believe thai our present laws on llmior are Inadequate. And this is undoubtedly the reason for Immense dissatisfaction, and the reason that so many people believe they would like to see prohibition ngnln. At the outset, we'd like to say that we would be in favor of any law that would prevent drunkenness on the highway, in the dance halls, in the homes, or anywhere else. We would like to see our laws stiffened until the thought of punishment would be terrifying enough to carry over frcm sobriety Into drunkenness. We would like to see drunken driving punishable by a year in jnil, or more. We would like to see the kind of drunkenness which robs * family of Its support, makes children go hungry and threadbare, punishable'by jail sentence, heavy fine, and or both. We would like to see these things if it would help stop drunkenness, and the evils that accompany it. W« do not believe that "prohibition" will do the job. Look Back For Proof For proof of this, we only have to look back io the days when the entire nation had prohibition. For present-day proof, it Is only necessary to visit the stale who now have prohibi- - tlon. A few years ago, we had occasion to observe the effect of "prohibition" in the stale ot Kansas. . In the outsklrls of Wichita there were at least two large night clubs that sold whiskey over the bar to all coiners, in open and daring violation of the law. In addition to this, it was difficult to walk down the street In some parts of Wichita without being accosted by someone who had liquor for sale, or knew someone who had it for sale. Drunkenness on the streets of Wichita was ai common as in any other city In the nation. Dninken driving killed people, just like in other states. The divorce "courts and welfare courts had cases with liquor named as the criminal the same as in other states. In fact, there was no discernible difference between Wichita's morals and most oilier cities. Except, of course, more people were breaking the law. It seemed to us that ordinary citizens who learned to break the law casually for the sake ' of a highball developed a kind of disrespect for/ all laws. BM!C Misunderstanding We believe there is a basic misunderstanding responsible for much of the dissatisfaction with the present situation. Indeed, this misunderstanding is responsible for the present laws concerning liquor distribution being ineffectual. Most of us refer to the present condition as "legalized liquor". Actually, liquor being sold under the regulation of laws is "controlled liquor" If the laws are properly administered. We believe the state of Arkansas would have something nearer to the desires of the well-intentioned "drys" of the state if we had stricter laws and stricter enforcement of ••legalized liquor" than if we had prohibition. In an article reprinted irom the Arkansas Democrat, on this page. Karr Channon. columnist, pointed out various loophcles in the prohibition act. He pointed especially to the "one quart limit." No person is permitted to have more than a quart of whiskey at one time. Well, a quart of whiskey Is enough to get drunk on. Who would want more than a quart at a time.? We do not believe this part of ||, C proposal was written in by accident. We believe that it was done on purpose, as a deliberate effort to provide a loophole. This kophole would be the advantage of the bootleggers. The sad truth is that the bootleggers and those who are already dividing t!le s(!ltc , mo "districts", have taken in tl, c thousands of well- intentioned citizens who would like (o do something about the evils of liquor. We hope that those thousands of citizens will see before it Is too late thai prohibition is not the answer. We would like to Join them in a movement to stiffen our present laws, and above all, stilfcn the enforcement of these Inu-.s. —VICTOR K. RAY. In the Tine U!. : »f commercial So They Say American recruits should train in ciraficn- woehr and on Lucncbcrg heath instead of California and Texas.—German s:cial Democrat leader Dr .Kurt Schumacher, * * » Novelty Is never by il.seit „ criterion of truth «nd can only be praiseworthy when it. contains with truth.—Pope Plus XIL Lay It on the Barrelhead, Joe, and It's All Yours JL MONDAY, OCTOBER 29, f r^ ^ Peter £ dson'i Washington Column Berlins German Industries Fair Offers Best Allied Propaganda By PKTER EnSON NEA Washington Correspondent BERLIN (NBA)—Bunting flies again on the main Berlin streets in the American, British and French sectors. The German Republic's black, red and orange flags fly everywhere. The terribly beat up 2X-German capital seems to have a bigger lift, spiritually, than It got out of even the air lift. , Reason for all this l" s the German Industries Fair. It was a masterpiece of Peter Eciwn MHcA nropagrm . I da. It flaunted west German recovery right In the face of the Soviet zone. The contrast is tremendous. In the Soviet sector, the only new construction is half a dozen communist Party headquarters build- bigs and a new Russian embassy. In the western zone, reconstruction is everywhere. The people are working and the stores are full Part of this is admittedly front. MaJ.-Oen. Maxwell D. Taylor, u S commander In Berlin, admits that he 26 per cent unemployment. With Marshall plan money, he has a WPA-type reconstruction program going which employs 38,000 people. A year ago, Berlin production was only 19 per cent of the level of 193G. But today it is 30 per cent of that level. And ts still going up. Fnir Kturcsscs Confidence The thing that expressed this confidence was the Berlin indus- tries Fair. It ran during the first two weeks of October. By intent or olherwise, the lair ended just as the Soviet zone elections were held on October 15. While there was no doubt about that one-ticket outcome, the Berlin Pair should give any east Berliner who visited it pause for thought. Tor the fair showed what postwar Germany can be nad will be if it is unified and freed from Communist control. Here was all the old German technical genius and scientific development, reborn and on display. In 10 spacious exhibition halls, any visitor could see what is "Made in Germany" today. To give a brief resume, here are some of the products: radios and electrical products; office equipment and furniture; printing machinery; porcelain and glass; toys and handicrafts; optical goods, precision and surgical Instruments; hardware and plumbing; -farm machinery, machine tools and heavy iron and steel products. There was an abundance of household appliances. The prices on many of these items are lower than average prcles for comparable items made in the United States. For example, there are table model radios at 96 marks, or the equivalent of $2-4; vacuum sweepers at $42; electric refrigerators at $150, and baby grand pianos In machogany at $1200. These Items could hardly be considered as competitive with U. S.- made products, however, either as to qualify or to style, except possibly the pianos, which are standard design. Germany Competes for World Marked This fair was a warning to the western world, too. that Germany is a competitor to be reckoned with In international trade. West Germany's exports give her a favorable balance of trade with the non- dollar countries even today, though' she still has n trade deficit with the dollar countries. Perhaps the healthiest sign of all at the Berlin Industries Fair, however, was t li n t other European countries and the.. United States had exhibits. Those countries are competing for a share of the German trade. And it is only through a removal of trade barriers that western European Unification can be achieved. Great Britain, France. Switzerland, Italy. Belgium, the Netherlands and the Scandinavian countries were represented there. "George c. Marshall House," the main American exhibit was an Interesting and educational showing of photographs, books, pamphlets and movies. But perhaps the best sight to an American's eyes at the Berlin Fair was one simple U. S exhibit. It was an American-made ranch- type rambler house in white shingles and green roof. It had a breezeway and attached garage, with -an American automobile parked in it. The inside had three bedrooms and all modern conveniences, u was the type that sells for $8000 to SHOOO ' any place in the U. S. I The thing that did the heart good was to see the line-up of Germans, I half a block loiig, waiting to Ret into it and go through It even; early in the morning, it was the I swellest kind of propaganda imaginable. Loss of Cripps To Hurt Britain By ReWITT MACKENZIE AP Korean Affairs Analyst Britain is losing a key figure of government In the retirement (described as temporary) of Sir Stafford Crfpps, chancellor of the exchequer, because of 111 health. It Is this world personality who, largely by his own genius, pulled his country out of the economic slough of despond In one of the The DOCTOR SAYS A book called "Childbirth Without Fear" by Dr. Grantly Dick Read of England has created quite a stir among specialists who deal with childbirth. The general principle of Dr. Read's theory Is based on the view that bearing children In less civilized societies than our own Is relatively painless. He believes that fear is largely responsible for the more painful experience which many mothers have In' a modern Industrial environment. The general plan which has been proposed by Dr. Read and supported by others Is that prospective mothers should be trained In muscular relaxation before the time of their confinement, and should be educated not to, fear the coming event. Contrary to what some people have claimed this does not lead to painless childbirth but .rather to an experience of lessened discomfort. Drugs are used as needed, but less often and In lesser amounts than would have been necessary without preliminary training'. Some specialists have reported excellent results by following Dr. Read's methods. Others, however, are far less enthusiastic. Regardless of whether this method Is used or not, mothers today get a far better deal at childbirth than their grandmothers. They are much safer and so are their offspring. Their pain and discomfort can be relieved in any one of several different ways. There »re many satisfactory anesthetics which can be given by mouth, by vein or by In- habtion, all of which greatly relieve the pain of childbirth. Follow Direction! Some physicians have had good experiences with one method and some with another. Since they all represent a great Improvement over methods of the past, prospective mothers are best served If they chose their doctor early In pregnancy and let him decide what methods he wishes to follow. If they do this they can feel assured that their health will be well guarded, not only while carrying the child, but also at the time of delivery. It would he a grave mistake for a mother to insist.that her doctor use some method that she has heard about but with which he was not familiar. Since millions of women have children every year, childbirth cannot be considered as an unusual experience. It is comforting to know that the safety has been so greatly Improved and that there are so many methods of lessening the unpleasant features of the event. IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKTNF. JOHN'SON NliA Staff Correspondent slv H l° t ' l;YW ° OD (NEA> ~ Excll '-i |url> ' in ln ' r hoiKlr ' ""« gravity of Despite denials, the Hollywood down."*°" * PFC " <<•"•> fell return to Hollywood in thne toMo' dressmaker™ 1 th '" k ~ I havc a good lure for David O. Sclznlck. Confusing not on a Itiratrr [r>li- l>y siijn: Today—"Kiss Tomorrow Gooil- by." Tomorrow—••Farewell lo Yesterday." Linrta Dariidl and Pcv Marlcy called it a trial separation \dien they split up for the scccnri lime last July. The snows arc ready to fly but they've set a deadline to reconcile or divorce. Linda told me: "We still have a lot of things to work out. Last time we were separated for eight months." Two tccn-ngcrs are in the bullpen warming up to take over the musical niche vacated by Judy Oarland at MOM. The warblers are 16- ypar-old Kay Brown and 18-year- old Dfubie Reynolds. • • • lledy Lamarr's ex-, John Lodcr. is back In Hollywood and plotting a film comeback. . . . Inside slant on the burning "wlll-Swanson-ever- makc-another - movie?" question: Scripts are pouring into the office of Oloria's agent, Helen Ainsworth, but no suitable followiip to "Sun- et Hnulcvard" has been found. Situation With Gravity Blende, breathless Ina Ray Hutton, who leads an all-girl band on TV, whifiwred that giavlty holds up the strapless, ciitway-down-to- sce-tevel gowns she wears in front of the video cameras. "Gravity?'' * "Vcs," she winked, ml * coctlail "I'm knocking myself out leading the band when the cameras are on a specialty act. Then they cut to me. fve been busy but the home audiences haven't seen me. I'm n little breathless and people wonder ' why. But you know something I think they like it." The way Ina Ray "fronts" her band she can also be speechless as fftr as I'm concerned. Robert Young's explanation of his new mustache for his role with Joan Crawford in "Goortby, My Fancy": "I think it's supposed lo See HOM.YWOO1) rage 19 •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Be on the Lookout For Likely Danger "Here's « complicated one for you," writes » San Francisco correspondent. "When this hand was played, declarer took the open- Ing spade lead In dummy, led to the act of hearts, and then thought for several.seconds. "After this short huddle, lie cashed the king of hearts. This left East with two trump tricks, so the contract was set. "North claimed that it was a mistake to take the king of hearts at the third trick. If South had led a low heart towards the ten Wesfj failur* to follow suit would have revealed the trump situation. Later on, South could finesse the king-nine. "South said he had considered this play bu't had rejected it. He said he was afraid to lead a low trump at the third trick because West might have three trumps and only two spades, in that case the defenders would win the second round of trumps and continue the spades. On the third spade. West would make his remaining trump. "South said he coulrt gunrd (DWtER) 4 A 65 V 1062 » KQJ2 * AKJ A982 V 5 • 10976 J. 0 8 5 1 2 N W E S 23 *KQJ 10 •1 ¥ QJ84 »A5 *73 A73 V A K 8 7 3 » 843 •4Q106 E-W vul. North East Soiilli West 1 » Double Redouble Pass Pass 1 A 2 V p as s 2 N. T. Pass 3 » Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 S against this over-ruff or against the four-one trump break—but not against both. He Insists that he guarded against the more likcfy danger, but was unluckly enough to find that in the actual hand the real threat was the/unlikely danger. "Who is right?" This Is a very delicate question. It is quite true that you can't always afford to make a safety play. If there Is danger that one of the defenders will make a ruffing trick, you must draw trumps as quickly as possible. 1 South was right to consider both dangers, but he was not right in estimating their like- ihood. South was afraid that East had a six-card spade suit and only two hearts. But with that sort of hand, East would not have made a takeout double; he would have bid one spade right over one diamond. A takeout, double shows support for more than one suit or, occasionally, a one-suit hand of unusual strength. East couldn't have unusual strength because South could see most of the high cards in his own hand and the dummy Hence Kast was marked with support for more than one suit. What could East have besides spades? South could see all five honor - cards In clubs, so Bast couldn't have strong club support. The only remaining possibility was hearts—in which East might have the queen and jack. Hence South should have read East for -lenglh and strength in hearts. On the basis of this reasoning South should have led « low heart at the third trick. empire's darkest moments H« achieved this by Inaugurating an economic regimentation so 'fierce that the hard-pressed public groused mightily and labeled him "au»- terlty Cripps." However, the historic fact Is that while the people grumbled, they tightened tr*lr belts and took tht punishment. And (hey didn't f 0 r» get old "austerity" In their prayeM Thus it has come about that beV tween Cripps' stubborn skill and the public's dogged support, the grave emergency has been overcome. So we find the chancellor able to bequeath a tough but encouraging situation to his comparatively young successor—44-year-olci economics minister Hugh Gaitskell —who is expected to follow in the footsteps of the old master. A Complex Character Cripns Is a complex character— an aristocrat, reputedly of much wealth, who long ago cast his lot with the Labor Party (Socialist,). The talents which once made him the highest paid corporation attorney in Britain have been devoted to public work. Back in 1917 when Cripps assumed the positioti of chancellor of the exchequer, former Prime Minister Winston Churchill characterized him as "the greatest brnin in the (Labor! administration." As a matter of fact during the war Churchill, then premier, made CHpps a member of the cabinet as minister of aircraft production. At that time 1 had a long talk with Cripps in London, and find that I recorded these observations, among others: One Day a British Leader "Next to Prime Minister Churchill he is probably the most talked of man In" Britain. Many people believe that : he may one day be prime minister. - Jp "He is an enigma even to tats friends. He represents a labor constituency In parliament, but'he's not a Laborile In the generally accepted sense of the term because the Labor Party read him out ot its ranks long ago on the grounds that he was too extreme for it (since then he has been reinstated). "Some call him vaguely a leftist and some extremist. So far as I am 'concerned those two expressions no longer have any exact meaning. They seem to represent a person who wants to take away from you something that you want to keep. Views Aren't Popular "I judge he holds views about sharing which aren't popular among the imperialists or vested interests." Cripps' personality ralher bears out. his soubriquet of "austerity." However, it Is my guess that this austerity disguises a "good fellow." Certainly he has devoted much and money to public benefits. He is a devout Christian and frequently has preached in Church of England parishes. And it should be added that he has the reputation of being a devoted family man. Sir Stafford is leaving both Jii cabinet and parliament so to gutfa complex rest. He hopes to return to active public service in a year. Cripps' retirement, even temporary, will be a heavy blow lo the Labor government. It will be particularly heavy if, as has been feared, the cabinet also loses Foreign Secretary Ernest Bcvln because of ill health. These two have been towers of strength in the cabinet and the party. 75 Years Ago Today Wives of the Lions Club members will be guesk of honor at the annual Ladies' Night party to be held tomorrow night at Hotel Noble, when a Halloween theme will be carried out. At this, time, which is the one meeting of the year dedicated entirely to the ladles, all business of the club will oe laid aside. Hidden speaking and singing talent will be brought out as surprises, and the old witch will ride her broom directly into the Lions' den. telling fortunes or leaving effects of >-3r witchcraft In her wake. There '3W be dancing later. State Banner Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted is the state flag of 9 Level 13 Distinguishing marks H Eager 15 Sparse 16 Portals in fences 18 Our (Scot.) 19 H is Ihe south central Unilcd Stoles 20 Set frc« 22 Nickel (symbol) 23 Grant 25 Look slyly 27 Ages 28 Nested boxes 23 Niton (symbol) 30 Great <ab.) 31 Company (ab.) 32 "Smallest State" (ab.) 33 Wharf 35 Wiles 38 Recess in church 3* Simple 40 Behold! 41 Sittings 47 Adjetllv* sufflx 48 Eucharislic wine cup W European country ol Lincoln's nickname i2 Line 34 Armored 36 Nobleman 57 Reasonable VERTICAL, 1 Post of authority 2 Sharper 3 Statute 4 Near 5 Immense 6 Snoken 7 Allot 8 Bewildered 9 Egyptian sun god 10 Vast 11 It is nicknamed the " State" 12 Greek channel 17 Ocean liner (ab.) 20 Puts back 21 Pithy sayings 24 Moves rhythmically 2G Whole 33 Regal mansion 34 Herb genus 36 Some of Us Indians still observe —— customs 37 Withdraw 42 Plural ending 43 Sacred buU 4! Nostril 45 Sprout 4G Austrian rivei 49 Ventilate 51 Linen vestment 53 Low Latin (ab.) 55Caius Julius <ab.)

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