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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTREVILLI: (ARK.)" COURIER NEWS TUESDAY. MARCH W, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W RAINES, Publisher •. HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Associate Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace WItmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the port- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under »ct of. Congress, October 9. lill. Member of Tlie Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By earlier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 20c per week, or 85c per month By mail, within a radius of 50 miles J4IXI p«i year, J2 00 for six months, $1.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone.~tlO.00 per year payable In advance ' Meditations And they were all amazed, and were In doubt, saying one (o another. What meanelh liiis'/— Acts 2:12. * * * Beware of doubt—faith is the subtle chain Which binds ns to the infinite: the voice ( Of a deep life within, that will remain Until we crowd it thence. —Mrs, E. Oakos SmUh. Barbs It might help cut down crime waves If judges were more liberal with other people's time. * » • Bandits hplil up street cars in a Michigan (own. Think ho»- Ions streel cars hive been hold- Ing us up! * * » . An English dramatist wrote a play In odd moments in a cafe. Well, there's no Setter place to have odd moments, * * * We'll soon have the season when truth Isn't stranger than fiction. Fishermen and golfers will be talking again. Think how much easier the job of the income tax folks would be If figures really never lied. V __ . Hard to Deny Slave Labor Is Heart of Soviet Economy Reliable informants 'have been tell- mg the free nations for years that Russia hits : a slave labor force of 15,000,000 to 20,000,000 people. But not untilnow have we had evidence of the key role these workers play in the total Russian economy. Miss Tom Sender of the American Federation of Labor has given the United Nations photostatic copies of documents indicating that the Soviet secret police, 1IVD, manages slave labor projects basic to Russian planning. The police actually opcrate^lhe biggest and cheapest economic agency in the nation. Slave workers turn out a tenth of all Soviet furniture and kitchcnwarc, an eighth of all timber produced, -10 per cent of the chrome, 75 per cent of the gold, 14 per cent of all major construction. They build and maintain all paved roads, all rail lines through isolated regions (which are plentiful in the Soviet Union). They mine uranium for atomic use, and build and operate all atomic developments. In numerous oilier industries, forced labor, accounts for from 10 to 50 per cent of total Soviet output. Russia has, of course, acknowledged that it has a "controlled" labor force. But it insists there workers are "criminals" and describes the places where they live as "corrective camps." Russia must, then, be swarming with millions of criminals. For no small force could accomplish what MVD's slaves have done. One suspects that their two chief crimes are in opposing Russian Communist leaders and simply being alive. The MVD camps often seem designed to "correct" both these annoying habits. Miss Sender's documentary evidence means this: No longer can anyone fairly dismiss Russian forced labor as an unfortunate sideline in an otherwise progressive economic system, a s a lot of Soviet apologists have tried to do. Slave labor is clearly the very heart and substance of the Russian economy. Where does this leave the glorious dream of Russian communism, with its promises of fair treatment and eoualifv for all? It seems incredible that any American, however unlucky his own lot, could look with hope toward a country whose loaders have put a tcnlli of Uiciv 200,000,000 people in chains. As practiced in the Soviet Union, communism i s a cioclrine not of equality but of servility. once over lightly— By A. A. Freilrickson Having just flushed a frightening amount of cash down the drain that leads to the Bureau ol Internal licvenue, I am currently occupied by the unamusing task ot turning my pockets inside out In search of the price of a new typewriter rlubon. No one needs to be reminded that by midnight tomorrow night, several million citizens again will have filled the public trough so the tax hogs in Washington can wallow in it, for another year. And wallow they will. As I sat puzzling uvcr Form 1040, I kept gelling that uncomlorlaule feeling 1 was about to pour some currency down the biggest rat-Hole ever constructed since the Romans started giving unto Caesar thai which was his. Or what he said was ills. The whole painful process put me in rhinri of days long gone when—even though they griped about It then, tco—taxpayers could feel they were getting something for their money and thai it was only right to help foot the bill for one's government. Days when bureaus had something to do with weights and measures and pure tood and drugs and not too much else. Days when 11 paid a man to pursue the All-American ambition of getting rich because he could keep nearly all he piled up. Days when the Democrats hollered "Soak the rich!" nnd not "Soak 'cm nil." Days when (prohibitionists please note) you ducked the Income tax load In proimrtion to how big a bootlegger yon were. Pays when one Harry S. Truman was flunking business administration but stood at the head of the class (n Pcndcrgast political science. Days when the federal government was In Washington and stayed there and didn't try to tell you how to run your business or operate your farm or l,ry to take over functions already fulfilled by private enterprise. But don't misconstrue me. I'm not trying, to coat the past with a polish that, was never there. There are a lot of todays I wouldn't trade for • week of yesterdays. On the other hand, the past gives us something to think about. That's why history books are written. My day-dreaming was brought to an abrupt end, however, when 1 finally arrived at the amount I owed Uncle Sam. Thinking of what I owed in relation to my total income and what millions like IUG also owed, It. became apparent that for value received we were getting bargain basement goods for Fifth Avenue prices. A little e.xra-curricular figuring showed that on the basis of income tax alone, I worked live and three fourths weeks last year for Uncle Sam. And this dccsn't include excise taxes oji everything from cigarette lighters to baby powder or Social Security payments that I've probably seen the last of or the federal gas tax or the hundreds of "hidden" taxes in everything I buy. Some other folks get hit harder—those who must also pay the fabulous gift rind estate taxes. What arc we paying forj We're kicking in for the salaries of the nearly one-sixtieth of our population that hold--government jobs I0r the 23 commissions ahd advisory boards Truman has appointed since 194G to fill up filing cabinets with useless reports... .to purchase potatoes, dried milk, eggs.and cotton to be thrown away.or left 'to gather.dust In warehouses to subsidize airlines to build hospitals practically next floor to each other... .to print one-cent postcards at a cost of two and one-half cents each to provide the RFC with funds to hand out to anyone who has bis hand out to build dams and sell power cheap because taxpayers take up tho operational slack to finance a myriad or overlapping bureaus— to keep in office an administration that wants federal control of medicine, agriculture, education, electric power and housing. And we have been paying tile salaries ol such patriotic characters as Alger Hiss and Judith Coplon and Lord knows how many more ter- mllc's who may be found In governmental woodwork before the whistle blows on the current spy- extermination trcc-lor-all. Nobody like.s being played for a suc!:cr. And. unfortunately, too many individuals are too proud to admit it when they do get sold a lemon. But whether 1 care to admit It or not, I have a runny feeling I've Just sunk my dough In what the investment sages call a "blue-sky" corporation—complete with gilt-edge bonds, watered stock and sample gold bricks ror the doubling dupes. So They Say ncsign, construction and operation of the (Hying) saucers indicate to me that a very superior inteiligcncc is nt work. Not only at. work, but present within the disks.—Navy Comrtr. Robert McLnughhn, reporting on miniature space sni|is rcportedly observed. + + * 31 is not too wise to discard entirety the use of hindsight when charting a course for future action.—Sen. Wayiic Morse (Rep.) Oregon. * + * Each of the three (armed) services has a missile program of its own—but as yet no really worthwhile missile.—Sen. l^ynrton B. Johnson, Texas, warning that Russia is winning arms race. * + * Unless atomic energy can be effectively con- Uolled, our civilization may prove | O be as fissionable as uranium itself.—Philip Noel-Baker. M. I\, British secretory of slate for commonwealth relations. * * * Undemocratic mid alien policies are ma.srulcr- adiug in the Pentagon under thr holy name of unification.—Capt. John Ci-onimeJjn, jr., USN, The Red Milk U.S. and Australia Issue Concerted Call for Democracy Marlow Issues 'Rule of Thumb' for Use In Judging Americans Called Communists l\y James Marlow WASHINGTON, March 13. (/P)— The words "Communist." and "Fel- r,\v-lraveler" nncl "Sympathizer 1 * e been flung around Washing- on plenty. Communists have been found In -he government, and rooted out. ^o doubt others still ore there, un- "cnnitl. To dEg thrmi out will require con;tint vigilance by the President and Congress, and on clown the govern- nent line. But there Is a big difference bc- •sveen putting n Communist Lag on i man and proving it. Feelings Ilwn High The feeling against Communism n this country has run so high that it times It tins almost approached ivsleria. The mere accusation of Communism against a man days enough to ruin him or fill iiis spirit with ngony—II he's not a omimiiiist. Yet, 1 some Innocent people have bcpn smeared with the Communist tibel. directly or by .Innuendo. How does that happen? Reckless- icss. .sometimes. And sometimes it may he clue to the hysteria about "munLsm that knocks commnn- sense and fairness out the window. There may be other motives, good or bad. UnsuMlc Reasoning I have known grown men whose minds were so unsubtlc that they reason this way; a loyal American. I'm Communism. No loyal 1. Im against American would ever have anything to do with Communists. 2 Anvotic who's had anything to do with Communists, or outfits run by Communists, must be a sympa- thiser ami must be disloyal. It never occurs to them that a completely innocent and loyal American may have been tangled using the same tactics as the Com- ip fighting against and the values we arc fighting to protect are the very values we sacrifice or disregard. Trap Is Easy One It's an easy trap to fall into. But every time it happens—every time nn innocent' person is 'judged guilty in the public mind when he's merely been accused—a piece of the democratic foundation has been chipped. At this time in our history a man who recklessly accuses another of Communism may protest hEs motives are the noblest—and he may believes they are—but he winds up Communists without any intention of disloyalty or even sympathy with Communism or even knowing his associates were Communists. In Russia, to be accused Is the same as to be found guilty. There, once accused, a man has to prove he's innDcent. Guilt IMusl Kc rrcuvn Here, under the tradition of western democracy, the opposite Is tho practice under law: No one's guilty until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. But every time we let ourselves -slip over into the Russian view— accepting mere accusation ns: proof of guilty—we are doing what we condemn the Russians for. And in this way the thing we're rnunfsm he condemns. With all the charges that have been flung around here in the past few years, the reader of a newspaper or the listener to the radio, may ask: What am I to believe? Where there's smoke there's fire, Isn't there? Not all the time. It sometimes depends on who's making the smoke. In reading ahout charges of Communism in the newspaper or hearing it/ over the radio, there's one good rule for keeping a level head. It's this: Read carefully nnd listen well to see where the evidence is to back up air accuser's charges. If the evidence isn't there, if what you rend or hear are only accusations, keep an open mind until there is evidence or proof. IN HOLLYWOOD B.v Erskinc Johnson NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — June Allyson nnd Dick Powell are "expecting." The baby they will adopt will be born til mid-March. . . The Jackie ' Coogan-Ann McCormick marriage. sliEiky for a few weeks. is buck on an even keel. . . . Perry Cqmo is paging Shirley Temple for his ntr show. . . . Valli tins mac!': co City nnd plunked down a barrel of pesos for 10 new hats. She told him: "I'll never get marrictl again. 1 ' Confusion: Pete Marshall, brother of Joanne Dru, and Torn Noonan, brother of John Irclnnd, am n new comedy team nt Larry Potter's, During the net. Marshall docs nn reservations nt the Queen of Angels I Imitation of Dick Haymes, his for- 'lospitfil in I..A. for the arrival ofjmor brother-in-Jaw. her baby, expected soon. Her new-1 Gorgeous Joanne has been busiest film, "The Third Man." is circling up over John's parting shot to for a const premiere along with the the letial angles nt Columbia when baby. Uipy tore up Ws, contract He toM 'cm: "T wasn't a bad boy. You have It years Frank Sinatra goes to Europe- laic Avii Gardner told this spring. Avn Gardner told M-[ t° rudersland that I had G-M she's leaving for Europe about I on tnp New York si nee. Hut at Co- thc -same h'mc. I wonder where I ^'"ibin, I pot nothing to act in, T Nancy S. \vitl go. j Inugul .two suits lor S250 npiccr. " * • 1 but my feet stuck out. So then I Charles Cnburn nnd Edmund i !)n "^t- a nine-foot-loticr bed to keep Gwcnn, both past 70, are film lovers \ m V fcot from sticking out. Then T for the hand of Spring Ily- ; fr "iml I couldn't afford to buy in "Louisa." A sign tucked > F "Ects and blankets- to fit the bed. outrifle thrir dressing room rcat^- On We pol thai we r;ui"i rcmrnibcr?" Isn't Roberto Rosscllini silting on n second movie script for Jrn;ricP The rumor persists that she and Roberto signed with KKO for two films before they left for Stromboli . . . Linda Christian was lunching alone at Tlie Tropics. A vonnm noar her table commented: "She's pretty. but Tyrone is more attractive." Yes, it was [his pillar which discounted denials two weeks a so of Eifzabrth Taylor's marriage to Conrad Hilton as soon ns slie turned is Liz is Rotng to New York to buy a wedding v;nrdrobc of 12 powns. tlion comes home for the wcddinp, with a European honeymoon planned for May. •So mv feet are still sticking ont- For this you arc making me the heavy," Tor Ihn privilege of moving his nnkc-up lio\- from Columbia, John will nay Hie slmlin a ri;tt 25 nnr cent To make a small slam contract on today's hand, Appleyard (South) had a problem to keep from losing two spade tricksy but he successfully used the end play, one of (he most lit 7 -1 3 VQ32 *KQ92 * ADS The DOCTOR SAYS "Adhesions" are often Warned for all kinds of pains and other symptoms for which no other cause can be found. In doing this people often have o very vague idea of whril adhesions are aiul what they can do, Adhesions are made up of tissue Just like that of an ordinary .scar on the skin. This consists of tiny, slightly elastic fibers called fibrous tissue. The body tends to respond to any Infection or injury by forming figrou-s tissue. This response Is not related to the particular nature of the damage but is merely one of nature'.*! attempts to heal. A scar on (be skin is not called an adhesion, but on the inside portions of the body similar "scar" tissue may form and produce adhe.sions, If a patient ha.s acute appendl- rtip- into citis and the appendix ha.s lured, spilling the infection 1 By DcWiit MacKenrte AP Foreign Affairs Analyst It's of more than passing Interest that the U.S. Secretary of State and the Australian minister of external affairs—laboring a world aparf— should simultaneously call for concerted and Intensified effort by democracy to meet the challenge of Russian Communism. These statements apparently coincidental, yet both "recognize . fundamental fact that Moscow « out for world domination, in effect they are warning to folks who continue to dally with the thought that (he cold war can be halted at this Juncture by compromise. There isn't, anything which can halt Communism, except something that is tetter and stronger than Communism. Lines of "Total Diplomacy" Secretary of State Acheson flung a new banner into the wind—"Total Diplomacy"—as an Inspiration for an all out fight to prevent Red domination. He laid down two lines of foreign policy for this drive: 1. "To meet wherever possible al! thrusts ot the Soviet Union"— ns in the cases of Turkey and Greece. 2. "To create those economci po- Htipal, social a n d psychological the surrounding tissue, adhesions will often form. The sflme is true of many other Internal infections. The adhesions thus formed may 'or may not produce complications later on. Adhesions Imve a tendency ] to contract: if they have formed a j conditions that streiiwthcn^aiid"' loop of tlie intestines, therefore,, ate confidence in the ilemccnti, they may draw tighter and tighter, way ol life." Illustration- the Pin- thus preventing the free flow of ln-! O pean recovery pro™ ' and ^h, tcstfiml contents. This, in turn, can American, aid In hcfolne'i n ion<al can produce symptoms and may re- to independence The Int!oncs1 ' quire an operation to cut these I, bnncl.s of fibrous tissue and free the secretary nf Ins pr«ss fi\~n years. for V' I nrxt The Ireland* like acting together, bvt they hnvf! no Lunt-FonUinnc notions. Being cast In the same picture, they insist, brings them luck. Joanne just finished "The WnRon- mnster" for .John Ford. Stic plays a rule similar to the one Claire Trevor did in "Stagecoach." The headlines have fizzled nut, but Hollywood's wartime pin-up queen. Toni Seven, is still seeing j tit, Senator Mngntisson in Washington.! '*" D.C. She writes Hollywood pals that Ctt/J KG R wedding Is U\ tUc offing. May Outsell Popcorn I'm pulling in my bid now for the penicillin concessions in Uiralcr lobbies. Coming up Is a whopper of B film cycle about diseases—"Outbreak," "No Sad Songs." "The Killer Thnt Stalked New York" ami "The Unclean." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE Bv William E. MrKrnney America's Card Authority U'riltPn for NRA Service of End Play Dolores del Rio summoned hat designer Kcncth Hopkins to Mod- When the life masters Individual tournament was over this year, mast of the players thought Hint Robert Apptcyard of Hwjt Hills. N'. Y.. Imd uon it. As a matter nf fact, Morrie Ells, the winner, went home am] to bed \vithuul wniling for the scores. Hut. when tho final results came Appleyard A A J 10 5 V AS 4 A.r *KQ,f 103 End-Play Scries—Neither vu]. South West N'orlh Fast 1 * Pass 1 » Pass 1 ilk Pass 2 N. T. Pass 3 * P.iss 4 * Pas; 6 A Pass Pass Pasj Opening—VJ II valuable tools of the skilletl player. West's opening lead was the Jack of hearts. Appleyard had nothing to lose by going up with dummy's queen. East covered with the kins and Appleyard won tile trick with the ace. He immediately returned the ace of diamonds, followed by tlie jack of diamonds, overtaking in dummy with the queen. The king of diamonds was played next and the five of hcaits discarded West's ten of diamonds dropped, establishing dummy's nine. Appleyard now could see the danger that he might have to lose two spade tricks, so he decided to strip the hand down. A small heart was led from dumm yand trumped with the ten of clubs. Tlie three of clubs was led. won In dummy with the nine, the three of hearts was returned and trumped with the Jack of clubs. partly strangled But. What to do for adhesions depends on where the adhesions are located, ivhat normal structures of the body they surround, and what this contraction is doing to tlie organs involved. For al! these, reasons adlie- :nus frcarently are blnnicd for vague symptoms which cannot he blamed on anvthins else. Sr.ipegoal Anyone can see that pinning the blame oil adhesions is likely to he have reached unity summed up: "When we and determination on the part of the free nations—when we have eliminated i>n of the areas of weakness—we will be able to evolve working agreements with the Russians." Australian Frorjosnl Meantime "down under" .i berra. Australia's new minister external affairs. Percy C. Spender pro|X)scd a Pacific military and economic pact "between countries difficult. Sometimes it can be donel fhnt. have a vital interest in the only by operation when the region I stability of Asia and the Pacific, suspicion cornea under thej and which are at the same time' jndcr suspicion cornea eyes of the surgeon. Some people tend to develop arl- ncsions much more easily than others. This raises a difficult problem act- ause in such people new adhe- undertaking military and which capable of commitments." This alliance would be headed by the United Slates and would Include Australia, the Uniled Kingdom, and other British stons arc likely to form even aftorl Commonwealth countries' together "" " 1H """' h0 "" *• * ~ " with any other nations which might the old ones have been cut or removed. However, surgical methods are 50 good now that the number of recurrences of adhesions is greatly decreased. They can occur, however. even after the most meticulous surgery. wish to Join. He added: "Defensive pacts are in many ways negative. We loxjk toward a. pace that has also positive alms— the promotion of democratic political institutions, higher living standards, Increased cultural and commercial tics." ,Mr. Spender then made a statement which In time might produce Jar-reachins; results i n the relationship between Australia and America. He declared that Australia's aim is "to build up with tlie United States somewhat the flame relation- a home telephone. He like.s to relax ship as, exists within ,the British Australian Quiz Master Stumps Question Expert SAM PEDRO. Calif. —Wi— Answering questions is part of Claude Deal's job as a policeman. He answers so many that he doesn't have at night. When the duty sergeant at headquarters sent for Deal at 2 a.m. one moming. the officer envisioned a catastrophe. At the station he was told lie had a phone call. The caller identified himself as a Mr. Addison, of Melooilrn, Australia. "How's the job situation in the good old U.S.A.?" he wanted to know. Deal is still wondering how Addison ever heard of him. Moving Career of Tree Cut Short by Decay ZION, 111. (AP)— P.issers-b saw a man sawing away at a big poplar tree. It meant nothing to them. But it meant a lot to Mrs. Ella Sera- field. She planted the tree 44 years ago. She moved four times. Each time she brought the tree along and transplanted it. But recently, because of decay. It had to be cut clown and hauled away. 15 Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. Harry Brown, Misses Marie Leggett, Virginia and Louise mother. j Commomvcnlth." That means, it- it, a close but non-politica! brothol? hood. Pacific Is Center of Gravity Tiie Australian minister called attention to the fact that the center of gravity of world affairs now lies in the Pacific and Asia areas. That is a tnie bill. The \veiEht of the cold war has shifted from Europe to the Par East, and. the outcome t of the conflict may well be decided in the great theatre. As this column has pointed out before, that may bB Armageddon. ( So, judging from the statements of the two foreign ministers, Amer--- ica and Australia are thinking nlong similar lines In the matter of the conflict, with Communism. That I.s, the time ha.s arrived for a "total" effort on the part of the democracies. Bouriand will go to Hnt Springs tomorrow for several days. John Page Walton, who attend Columbia Military Acadcm at Columbia, Tenn., Ls at home for several days vacation. James Terry is ill from measlM at liis home on west Main street. . Mr. and Mrs. W. T. Barnett returned yesterday from St. LouK^ where they went for Mr. Barnett'W Radio Actress Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1,9 Depicted actress 13 Kept 14 Scope 15 Symbol for illinium 16 More clamorous 18 Part of "be" 10 Greek letter 21 Lets it stand 22 Mirnic 23 Negative reply2l Bone 25 Spain (ah.) 25 Aggregate 26 Rodents 20 Be borne 28 Preposition 27 Arabian gulf 31 Fish 7 From himself 8 Redact 9 Impediment JO Symbol lor erbium 11 Harvest ; ] 2 Sport 17 Electrical unit 20 Purposed 22 She has —— on radio 37 Toward programs iot 40 Sleeveless 17-years garment out, Appleynrd had to be content with second place— which Is not bcrl in a field of 56 life masters. Then declarer led the king of clubs | and overtook In dununy with the ace. Tlie nine of diamonds was returned nnd the five of spades discarded. West discarded the deuce of spndes; Iheretore Appleyard now led a small spade and finessed the ten. West winning with the queen. West had nothing left but the king and nine of spades and ten of hearts. If ho returned a heart, declarer would trump in dummy and discard his losing jack of spades. If he returned a spade ,tt would be [ into declarer's ace-jack. 32 Simple 30 Tidy 33 Low sand hill 3-i Eternity 35 Winglikc part . 36 Within (comb, form) 37 Allowance for waste 38 H.i It-em 39 Whirlwind 40 Vulgar fellow 42 Animal 47 Low haunt 50 Paid notice in newspaper 51 Lodge emblems 53 Compass point 54 Top ot head seintersticed 58 Disgorge 59 Conquered VERTICAL 1 Grasp firmly 2 Lampreys 3 Right (ob.) 4 Light brown 5 Rivers (Sp.) 6 Distinct part 41 First man (Bib.) 42 Symbol for tellurium 29 Shield bearing43 Asexual (comb, form) 44 Brazilian stale 45 Islands (F r .) 4G Tumult 4B Italian city 49Hcquirc 51 Rot by exposure 52 Malt drink 55 Palm lily 57 Measure ot area

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