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PACK BIZ Bl/rnTBVTTJ,T! (ARK.)' NEWS •THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Uemphi*. Entered as tecond class matter at the po«t- ottia at Blytheville, Arkanau, under act of Contress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: : . By carrier In the city of BIythevllle or an» suburban town »her« carrier service ui maintained, 35c per reek. By mall, within a radius ot 50 miles 45.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, (1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile lone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations The law of the Lord U perfect, conreriln* the will: lh« testimony of the lord U »ur«j nuklnr vice the simple. The itatutes ol thi Lord are rifhl, rejolclnf Ihe heart: the commandment of the Lord Is pure, enllfhtenlni the eye>. —Psalnu 19:7, 8. * * • The divine essence Itself- Is love and wisdom. —Swedenborg. Barbs If you want to see something beautiful, but dummy—look at the wax figures In store windows. • • • Married men are peopl* who ued to envy •tarried men, - • « * A Michigan policeman ( pinched > man who helped himself at » fruit stand. The cop might haw at least blushed. • . • » How about pulling dentlsU who are experts at palnkM extraction on the Uz boards? • * * Most men who look for trouble find lU-unlesj it's the wife's electric Iron o r washing machine. More Hospital Space Is Needed in County It ig highly doubtful that any community in the nation that is comparable in size to Blytheville has an overabundance of hospital beds. It is particularly true that in Blytlie- yille there is no excess of hospital facilities. This is even more true in Osceola, which has no hospital. Even more noticeable is the lack of facilities for handling bona fide charity patients. We do not hold that this is the fault of Mississippi County physicians, for in these days of ever-rising costs, the establishing, equipping and maintaining of a hospital in a prodigious financial undertaking. . Through the operation of two hospitals in Blytheville, three smaller ones throughout the county and about a dozen clinics, private physicians hiwe with their own investments done their best to provide adequate medical facilities. However, this total of 114 beds, scattered throughout the county, does not meet existing needs. It must be borne in mind that this is a county of some 85000 population covering the largest area of any county in Arkansas. The county hospital referendum on the Nov. 7 general election ballot culls for construction of two units—one here and one at Osceola-which would add 100 beds to existing facilities. This could be expanded to 120 beds in emergencies. Erection ami equipping of these hospitals will require local financing in the amount of $489,7-55 with an approximately three-mill tax on real iin d personal property to retire this bonded debt plus a one-mill levy for maintenance and operation purposes. One of the greatest services a county hospital system can render Mississippi Countians j s to prov ide famiJHies for treatment of charity patients. This would not only be of benefit to the truly indigent, but also would relieve private hospitals of criticism in regard to charity wor kthey are not in « position to do in the first place. It is primarily for this reason that we are in favor of the county hospital proposal. Another consideration not to be overlooked is the nfluence of adequate medical facilities on decisions of industrial leaders when they are looking about for sites for their plants and factories. No industrialist can be expected to locate a plant here when his employ- es—especially if the number is large —do not have access to adequate medical facilities for themselves and their families. We condition our support of this proposal on these considerations: 1). That lh« county hospitals un- dertake their proper share of charity work. 2) That, once established, they continue to operate as county institutions. 3) That the mistake of issuing non- callable building bonds not be repeated. (Because the bonds issued to finance its construction cannot be called until maturity, the city still ig paying for Blytheville Hospital, built in 1923 and purchased by the city in 1927). 4) That only men highest in moral character, foremost in business ability and completely lacking in political am* bition be appointed to the seven-man commission that would operate this county hospital system. A Thorn by Another Name There'll be those who will object to our granting Yugoslavia ?2,000,000 for food relief — on the ground that we shouldn't help any Communist anywhere, including Tito. But we're not helping Tito as a Communist. We're aiding him as the leader of a country which has the best trained anti-Russian army in Europe, as the symbol of opposition to Stalinist Russia from within the Communist Party. To watch Tito topple from power would be to witness the removal of the greatest thorn in Russia's European flank. Views of Others Want to Vote in a. Nightmare? Our circuit Judges are prominently among the officials who must ijcnr the heat and burden of enforcing the proposed "Statewide Prohibition Act" If It becomes a law. And they view the prospect as a "nightmare." This opinion was expressed at the recent meeting of the State Judicial Council In Little Rock- Two main reasons were given: That the act would allow any "person" to legally possess a quart of liquor at any time or place; and that property owners could also be prosecuted if they "knowingly furnish or rent a building, house, room, wagon, vehicle or any conveyance, or land or thing which Is used In violation" of the act. The property owner would be "particeps crlm- Inls." and subject to the same punishment as a convicted denier In liquor: • Why, with the possession of a quart of liquor legal to anyone, even, minors, anywhere, officials might (is well hope to outlive their pall bearers as to dry the state up. Liquor would flow Into Arkansas. Bootlegging would flourish like beauty queens at a. : ./I]-cmen's ball. And imagine trying to prove that a property owner had "knowingly" rented his premises—or a wagon—to an Illicit liquor dealer. Imagine also the litigation that could be thnist on property owners who were innocent of any intent to thumb their noses at the law. "Nightmare" is an accurate description or this proposal. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT Proposed Stock Law Unreasonable. No law should make unreasonable demands. If It dots, tlie good it might do is perverted into evil. And that Is the glaring fault In the Proposed Statewide stock Law, to be voted on November 7th. Livestock should lie kept oft the main highways. That much of the law Is good. Our main highways are designed for rapid movement of large volumes of traffic; and drivers on these roads have enough perils to watch without im assortment of livestock being added to the facilities for winding up on a mortuary slab. But the proposed law would ban stock from every public road, and there It becomes unreasonable. On many slderoads, cars are as infrequent as spendthrifts In Scotland. Why com- ix:] the farmers along such roads to fence In their stock, or sell It If they haven't got enough land for fenced pasture, or can't, buy more laud? Moreover ,the law would go Into Immediate effect. It would give stock-owners not a day In which to provide for their herds. A lot of those sidcroad farmers have places loo small to feed their stock. If they could afford to build fences. In many cases, there Is no land for sale near them, u's („ pl ,blic or private forest, but It can be grazed by stock on free range. This act would force many sud, f armcrs to sell their herds. How will they live then, on their small, thin farms? And the open-range feed, which now come.s to your table In meat and butter, will go to waste. No doubt the act was' well-intended, it just —mistakenly, we think—reached out loo far Arkansas cannot afford to approve this net and hurt thousands of its people, to benefit the few motorists who travel side roads. —ARKANSAS DEMOCRAT So They Say The reason 1 am where I nm today Is because I am fighting for what I ihlnk is right, 'mat's one thing I always want both of you to remember. If your - conscience tells you something Is right, always 1 stand up for lt.—i>f c . John McCor- mlck, In a letter to his Infant daughters received »hortly alter he wat killed In Korea. 'Gosh, Chum, Life's Dull Since They Put You Away! FRTOAY, KOVKMBER 8, British Outline D t Economy Control Plan wring o Peter ft/son's Washington Column 'Look at the Record,' Dems Cry In Answer to Charges by GOP WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Democratic campaign arguments don't make as exciting a story as do the Republican charges against the Truman administration. For In politics it Is always easier and more sensational to attack than to ite- tend. This Is about the only advantage that the Outs have over the Ins when election time rolls around. .To, Republican charges ol iuept- ness, incompetence, corruption, communism and socialism In gov- Peter Edson crnment, the Democrats can only reply, "Look at the record." This is filled with vot- Ing analyses of who took which stand on what issue, when. It doesn't make very good reading or listening. Yet this is the main bill of goods that Democrats arc trying to sell the voters In the congressional campaign now drawing to a thrill- less close. To make their case, the Democrats resort lo a comparison of records of the Republican-controlled 80th Congress with the Democratic controlled 81st congress. The attempt Is made to prove that the 80th Congress destroyed or crippled programs for the benefit of a majority of the American people, while the 81st Congress did lots to restore these programs, then moved forward along new fronts for the public welfare. Apparently seeking to offset Sen. Joe McCarthy's charges of communism in government and the spread of communism-in Asia, the Democrats claim that on 13 key measures before Congress, where halting the Reds was the principal Issue, more Democrats voted for these measures than Republicans. Democrats Saved the Day Furthermore. It is the Democrats' claim that on . 17 attempts by the Republicans to cripple and restrict these anti-Communist measures by amendment. Democratic majorities beat them down. "T h e Isolationists 1 n Congress stuck their heads In the sand and voted against strengthening the Iree world," says a broadside of the Women's Division of the Democratic National Committee.-"American foreign policy under coi'irag- eous Democratic leadership ot President. Truman supports the United Nations to defeat military aggression." This is given as the number one reason lor voting Democratc. On .other foreign issues, Democrats claim that the GOP platform called for reciprocal trade agreements, though the 80th congress limited It to one year. The 81st made it three years. On displaced persons, the 80th Congress held U. S. admissions to 205.000, with discriminations a- gaillst Catholics and Jews. Democrats claim they removed the discriminations and raised the quota to 341,000. On Voice of America. Republicans cut appropriations by 50 per cent In 1B-I7 ami 20 per cent in 1B!8. Democrats Increased them in 1049 and 1050, "giving the Voice a shout." On national defense, 01 per cent of the Republican senators voted to cut appropriations before Korea, while 87 per cent of the Democrats voterl against cuts. And so on. While foreign policy Issues provide the big debate In this campaign, the Democrats try to twist the Republican elephant's trunk in the record of the 80th Congress on IN HOLLYWOOD. By KKSKI.NK JOHNSON NHA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) —The! Laugh Parade: Hollywood's ace cameraman. Leon Sh.imroy, was once assigned to photograph a movie co-starring an actress whose nose required special lighting and an actor whose hairline had retreated like Indians in an Krrol Flynn we-slcrn. All went well until the director called for a ckueup of the pair. "It can'l be done," Shamroy explained. "She Insists that Iirr best >nj[lc Is the left side of her face and he's Insisting on the left side of his face, too" The director exploded: "UrS never had » best side bcforr. What's the Irlca?" "What's the Idea?" echoed Shammy. "Hr.'s jrol a new tnlipcc. that's the Idea, anil he'« holering that the Itft side of It Is the bfsl." * • * Movie press agent Anne del Valic once Couud herself assigned to a picture that was being shot without a completed script. As the writers would turn out R page of dialogue, the camerns would turn. "t can't get the writers to tell me 'the ending of the picture." Anne complained to the producer. "My dejullinc for a synopsis for Ihe press book Is right now. Is it okay If j dream up my own ending?" The producer Vjoamert. "Not only Is ft okay for you to write your own ending foi your publicity work." he said, "but If yon can come ut> with one thnt makes sense, we'll SHOOT It." Anne wrote an ending but the writers liked theirs better. Solicitude Of all the talcs that can be lold alxnit movie pre-vs agents, this Is my favorite: For many yoars the same prpss SRCIU handled Wallace Heeiy at MGM. And with each year he jrcw to hate htm more. One day an office boy rushed Into the press agent's office with ncw.s that Beery had accidentally shot himself in the leg while cleaning R hunting rifle. The press agent looked up momentarily from his typewriter, said "Good," and returned to hit keyboard. > • V Red Skcllpn tells about the lime Gene Fowler invited his parish priest to lunch and took him to Romanoff's In Devcrly Hills. Fowler stopped at the entrance ot the plush mcvlotown eatery and jwked that Hoinanoff himself be summoned to the door. When Romanoff appeared, Fov/- ler ricaripanned: "Hay, Mike, is U okay for tlilii Fellow lo come In without a neck- See IIOU.l'WOOD fajjc J domestic issues. On housing, the- Republican platform called for government encouragement of better Monies at less cost. Yet 95 per cent of the GOP representatives and 60 per cent of the GOP senators voted against low-rent public housing in 1949. in | the House, 74 per cent of the Democrats voted for It, in the Senate. 04 per cent. On social security, the 80th Congress removed coverage from a million people and did not raise benefits. The Democratic 81st Congress took In 10 million more people and raised benefits by an average of 17 per cent. On farm bills. Republican majorities voted against rural housing, rural phone service, extended Commodity Credit Corporation loans, Bain storage and the international wheat agreement. Democratic majorities supported all five. The aoth Congress cut school lunch, soil conservation, crop Insurance, farm credit and price support programs All were raised by the 81st. On labor, the 80th Congress passed the Taft-Harltey law. A majority of Democrats in the 31st Congress opposed It, but couldn't muster enough strength to repeal it. The 80th Congress took no action on minimum wages. The gist raised them from 40 to 15 cents an hour. To Republican charges that the Truman program and accomplishments add up lo Socialism, the Democrats reply that this Is old stuff The eight-hour day v/as called socialism in 1001. The pure food and drug act v.-as called socialism In I800. Bank deposit Insurance was similarly labeled In 1033 an( | so _ clal seculrty In 19:15, Today even the Republican, are for these things. early in November.) In response to Morth's hid nl two clubs. South Is required 1/j nhi, w a major suit If he ha» nnc Nwtli would naturally \ x Inti-rc-lecl I,, a slam at upadon I/ It lurried out that South had four or more simile-i Since South lia* no four-card un-' Jor, he I.i required lu Wd u-n diamonds with a sketchy opening hid and twa no-trump with ri , 0 ||,i opening hid. Kvcn Uiougli the ijiwnliiK i,,,! „, • JACOBY ON BRIDGE B; OSWALD .TACOHV Written for NKA Service Stayman Convention Tells Bid's Strength One of the Important ndvantaKOs of Ihc Slnyman Convention is that it permits a player who has oponrd the bidding with one notrump lo indicate whether his bid was solid or sketchy. This Information l s of- Icn of Ihc grMtcst importance for slam purposes. North's bid of two clubs Is pail of the Stayman Convention. iThls bid was developed by Samuel Sl.iyman and George Rapee, ot Now Kork, both members of the American team scheduled lo lake part in liie International brifde match in Bermuda 4 AQ71 V K 101 * A E.I + Q100 Invl -. * 3 anlimrt, ihi-fc nrr- r.ntnii, lilit-iUcs Dial mfiy Itt Htrri I'm r«ji,,n)| c H'jiilh v/iiiiM linvn a n-nwinnlilo ennuKli hlil 'it 'tin- ii»<itiiiii|i if ),ii I'lT-ii nl tltattiini'ls •!,'<* n |i wcr card, nwll as Ui« n-n. It wuiildn'l he ne Kwl » hotel, »r HHUKI-, hut It Wfililil (,<• U'l-rtl rnmilill fii|' Ihr ouuiilnif I'M i,l Mil! i|i>.iiiinin. II fl'tllMl t,'.|.|,r|,,,| f,, I,,,;,) M|| ,|, a ham) <<iiui«]i\\\,it UriL'.it-u.cinpl] of in.iinr,ij.r.-i iti, ttt*,nil fill vrixild !lr: l»,i) <llali|i<liflt 'I'rifo yir,i||,| n| 1()w thru lils lif.i-lih.jii f,M ,M,t a ,'„)„). mum fiiilii'f MI-UN a Iwmmiim. Norlh will tli^i, Mrl l!i»f(i no- irtimii, "Pill tli" Mfirl Vroiit'il be Jilaycd ftl f. jviuiiii e«mr! contract ralhcr limn fin lirtiyj^iijln slum. When Buulh (libwi » inaximurc Sunday School Lesson By WILLIAM E. OILROT, D.D. Scandal-shrieking headlines on the front pages of our newspapers attest to the fact that there Is a marked tendency In our modern world to treat acts of lust as an Inevitable part of everyday life. Hardly a day passes that a sordid, sin-steeped, modern-day story of the Garden of Eden Is not hurled Into the eye of a public that seemingly can no longer be shocked. I think it was Oscar Wilde who quipped, "The thing lo do with temptation is to yield to It'." That quip Is, perhaps a clue to the grim and lerriule tragedy of Wilde's life, a brilliant existence that dissipated into glimmering ugliness. Ironically, Wilde, In his novel, "De Profundls." touched upon the life and teaching of Jesus. What a pltv that the record of Jesus' three-fold temptation did not arrest Wilde's moral decadence. Sex temptation has been dwelt UDOII by psychologists, novelists, playwrights, sociologists and psychiatrists. They have saturated the air with high-flying words like' "regressions." "inhibitions," "Jrus-l trations" and "ego expressions." It is to be regretted that they'have not dwelt, with equal insiste'nce.' upon "restraint." "conscience" andi "resistance." Long ago In the early life of Israel a moral leader warned his people. "Ke sure your sin will find you out." And sin has been finding people out—both Individuals and nations—all through the ages. Great and good men sometimes write some loolish things. The poet, Walt Whitman, wrote foolishly, when he suggested that because animals didn't mourn over their sins', human beings shouldn't do so either: he might better have said that humans might mourn over their sins before they committed them. The moral law of the universe is as true today as when the words 'were written: "Be not deceived; God Is not mocked; for whatsoever a man soweth that shall he also reap." The operations of that law are sometimes obscure but the saying Is apt and the exception proves the rule. There is only one right and true course in life. It Is the way of honesty, and of decency and fairness In all human relationships. Any deviation from that way brings trouble, even though cause and result are not always clearly seen. And the impulse to deviate from that way. through desire o* self- interest, is temptation. It i.s not something to be yielded to, but to be forestalled or conquered. The Master's was the true wisdom, when He taught us to pray: "Lead us not Into temptation." By D«wiTT MACKENZIE AP Foreign Affalrm hand by bidding two nb-trump. North -properly bids the small slam. He knows that the slam may be cold arid that, ut worst, South should have a fair play for It. In tue hand shown, played In recent championship event, South's Jack of henrb iva.5 pure waste. If it had been the jack of spades or the Jack of clubs the slam would have been ». laydjwn. Nevertheless South made his contract by careful play. The opening lead was won by tlic ace of diamonds, and the nine of clubs was led nnd finessed to West's jack. South won the diamond return and entered dummy with a heart In order to lead the queen of clubs. East covered with the king, and South won with the ace. A third club to dummy's ten revealed that the suit would not break favorably. South then ran off the re.it of his tricks in the red suits. On the third round ot diamonds, East was squeezed. He knew thnt South had another club, so he had to hold his own last club and risk a spade discard. Declarer was then able to take the rest w lth four ,spadc tricks. One ot the mo«t dating and controversial issues yet advanced bf Britain's socialist government is Hi proposal to make numerous wartime economic regulation* permanent. These include food rationing price controls and allocation j& scarce materials, 4. Certainly the socialists had to have the courage of their convictions to bring forward such a far- reaching program. Naturally It haj brought from the opposition bitter charges of a further swing to the left, and of being bent on regiment- Ing the life of the country. You will get a quick denial of these charges of dictatorship if you Inquire (as I have done) In authoritative British Socialist quarters. You will be assured that these are "democratic safeguards" supporting the government's belief that It must have basic controls in order to carry out Its program. It is claimed that the regime needs these controls for fundamental nationalization. Left Wing Is Vocal The extreme left wing of British socialism goes a good deal further than that and has been very vocal of late. However, the indications are that Prime Minister Attlee and the great majority of the Socialist party do not subscribe to these left- wing views: Attlee Is a quiet and unassuming sort of man, lint he has maintained firm control of his party organization. He can be tough when he has to, and he has cracked the whip over the extreme left on numerous occasions of late. The prime minister has a widespread reputation for sincerity, even among his political opponents. •* had a long private conversati^l with him at 10 Downing Street not long nfter he displaced Winston Churchill as prime minister, and I came away with the conviction I had been talking with an, honest man. Irrespective of .whether hij political theories were sound. Afflee Calls Shots Mr. Attlee never has concealed from the public his party's program for nationalization. On the contrary, he has called each shot aj he made it. Now he has called the shot, again In connection with his project of making various wartime economic regulations permanent. He- hai placed his proposals before parliament and they will go through i process of manhandling to determine whether they are acceptable. ., As a matter of fact, it Is hard to " See MasKKNZIE on:Tajjeij J5 Yean Agei- '* ^ Today According to "Duke" In his column "On The Outside Looking .In"Hie Jonesboro Hurricanes will be ready to stir up a real storm Friday night on the football field and the oil* thing that can stop them will be T fighting Chtckasawba eleven. The Hurricanes held a "Stop Mosle'y" (H. Mosley) session the other day, in practice showing to just what extent the Jonesboro players respect the ground gaming ability of Bly- thevilte's candidate for all state honors. This high school classic is shoving Jonesboro College teams right out of the picture as far as Jonesboro fans are concerned. The City Council was in session this afternoon In the office.of, police Chief Ed Rice, to determine whether the city should offer the rooms In the city hall to the Relief Office which now occupies the rooms over the Bootery Building. Unless some provision is made for their quarters the offices will move from Blythe- vilic. Mrs. Carney Lasley and Mrs. George M ir were guests of Mrs, Jesse M. White when she entertained the Thursday Afternoon Bridge Club this week. A group of former Blue Mountain College girls met last night nnd formed a club with Mrs. Lloyd Stick- mon as president. Those eligible to belong are: Mmes.,C. F. Tucker W. Leon Smith, J. R. Webster, F-<j^ Dickinson, U.W. Mullins, T. R. JcArf- son. E. F. Pry, nnd Misses Frances Evans and Warrenc Brownlce. 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