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fPAGB EK2HT BLYniEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS ^ WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2S, 1959 THE BLYTHEVUXK COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A A. FREDRICKSON. ASSOCj»U Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Man»«<* Sole National Advertising Representatives: - Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chlcaso. Detroit Atlinti, Memphis. Entered as aecond class matter at the post- office at Blytheville; Arkansas, under act o( Congress, October 9. 1»17. ^ ^^ Member ol The Associated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blylheville or anj suburban town where carrier service Is maintained 20c per ft-cek, or 85c per month. By mali, wilhtn a radius oi 50 miles H.OO pel year »2<X> * o1 slx moullis, $1.00 Tor three months; by mail outside 50 mUe zone, *10.00 per year payable in advance. Meditations As Ihe thief is ashamed when he is found, so is the house of Israel ashamed: they, thefr «1"«S their princts, ami their priests, and their prophets.—Jeremiah 2:26. • '•« * * Theie are two restraints which Gotl has laid upon human nature, slmme and fear; shame Is the wealei, and lias place only in those in whom there are some reminders or virtue. — llllotson. Barbs A nudist camp official'says there are more nudists today than ever before. In met, we're all nudists -under our clothing: *•*''* I.earn lo bile wine, not merely .swallow It, advises »n Italian wine dealer. But ,we sure to leave the fliss. * • * . * According to a pastor, girls should hcstitate before mariymg a man who claims he's Head over heels in love. Maybe she should wait until he gets bark on his tect. * +•.-.« 'No news Is jrood news everywhere hut at » nomen'i bridge club meeting. * . * « "Travel will broaden you," says » vacation tolder. Not to mention, flatten you I 'Chemical Industry Symbol 'Of Expanding U.S. Economy • Remember when we -used to heur that the U. S. economy was "mature" and that there weren't any more fron- • tiers of growth? That kind of talk seems pretty foolish now. The general, business level is far above where it was in the shaky , 1930's when the gloomy prophecies were \ made. More striking stili, greatt new ' frontiers have opened up that are providing thousands of jobs, hundreds of novel products, a higher standard of living for nearly all. 1 A good example is the electrical- electronic-atomic field, still almost in its infancy but growing remarkably. Another, already broadly expanded and continuing to swell in size, is the chemical industry. In its latest issue Fortune Magav.ine surveyed the chemical field. What it found ought lo deflate the economic pes-. simists for a long time. Back in 1937- the industry's total sales were ?700 million. Today they're well over $3 billion, not including huge chemical operations associated with other industries like oil. In the last decade the industry's plant capacity has been doubled. Only seven companies had annual sales of more than §25 million in 1937. .Now 19 chemical firms surpass that mark, and the 19*18 volume of one company alone was almost equal to the whole industry's output in that earlier year. Here's one for people who might have thought industry was losing its inventive spirit: 40 per cent of the sales by bigger chemical companies represent products undeveloped 15 years ago. The large concerns introduce 10 to 25 new products every year. If you lump together basic chemical plants and related processing industries, you find the combination accounts ing for at least 20 per cent of the entire national product. By this and other measures, the chemical industry has become the premier enterprise of the nation—surpassing the automobile in- duslry. With horizons in the chemical field slill widening, no expert wants to predict the end of this amazing growth. It stands in conclusive answer to those who felt that the closing of America's geographic frontier spelled doom for its economy. It's thoroughly clear there's been no closing down of the technological frontier. And so long as there is not, we don't have lo view the future willi long • faces. , " !>ut the nation's economy must be governed in a way to keep that frontier , . steadily open. For the latest unemploy- ment figures show that new job seekers are pouring into the labor market in substantial numbers every day. Only' a dynamic industry nnd commerce can absorb them and prevent real hardship. Cash Reward for Spring Cleaning If a lot of Americans will go at their spring liouscclcaning this year with more than usual vigor, they may find themselves reaping surprising dividends. The government says there arc more than ?200,000,000 worth of matured but uiicashcd "baby bonds" still outstanding. Every month this year another $75,000,000 come due and ought lo be cashed, but a good number probably won't be, Officials think most of ^these securities are stuffed away in desks, strong boxes, mattresses, bookcases and similar spots around the house. When you've stowed them away so well, it's easy to forget you ever had them. So turn the place inside out this spring. There may be more than just shining floors and orderly desks to reward you. And if you do dig up a bond or two from World War II, don't feel too sheepish about H. There are still ?9,G23,000 worth of matured bonds outstanding from World War I—tucked in hiding places even their owners can't find. Views of Others Want A Pay Increase? Would yon like a real wrfgc boost? That question Is addressed to the wnge earners and white collar workers of America by Henry H. Hcimann, executive mnmmer of the NnUonal Associulion of Credit Men, in an open-letter appeal. "You can yet it und you can get it with much less trouble than you expt'ct," he assures them. "Yon oon't have lo go on strike to get it. You don't even have to form a committee to wait on the boss and tell him what you want or have your • union officers light for you." Substantial wafe increases, or the equivalent, would automatically become effective If taxes were reduced, Mr. Heimann explains. He says the average men and women assume that their'tax is largely limited to the withholding from their pay check, but that to the contrary the burden now paid is mostly hidden. He (>oints out that in thn, average situation the withholding tax i.s about.one-fifth of the tax rcajly paid by the employe. Four fifths of the tax they pay is hidden, he explains, or so widely distributed in the cost of necessities and luxuries that the consumer is unaware, of their full Ux cost. Mr. Heimann does well to emphasize that the income taxes, sales taxes, and property taxes are not the only taxes the average man or woman or family pays, not even the largest part or the burden. And yet : a -decrease in even these laxcs would represeniTthe practical equivalent of a wage boost or salary increase. The average consumer perhaps does not realize that every time he buys anything, whether it be a pair of hose or an automobile, a targe portion of the price he pays is due to a multitude of hidden taxes. These tuxes are paid by the manufacturer and everybody else who has anything to do with the product from the time it leaves the hands of the producer of the raw material until it is delivered to the ultimate consumer. And even the raw materials producer must get a higher price because of the (taxes he has to pay. An essential fact to be kept always in mind Is thai practically all the taxes collected by tile national, state, county nnd municipal governments from everybody are paid by the consumer. And that includes all wage earners, including the white collar worker as well as his employer. What can they do about it? What can the wage earner and the while collar worker do to Bet the cQuivalcnt of a pay Increase? "This large group of citizens can, if they arc determined to do so, force a real reduction In the cost of government," Mr. Hclinann tells them. "If they expressed their view and gave their political support to representatives who will cooperate with them in U\eir objective ot R lower cost of government, we would in short order nave lower taxes." The executive of the National Association of Credit Men Is correct In his assertion that "the wage workers of the Nation do not realize their strength. They can exert a controlling influence on our spending and tax problems." And he states another fact that ought lo be kept In mind. "Aside from the fact that a lower tax cost means a real increase th wages, the beneficial effect gees far beyond the added money in the pay envelope," he says. "Every dollar ot savings you own will automatically be worth more because your savings will have greater purchasing value. Every bond and insurance policy will increase In real value as your taxes arc lowered. The money your wife spends will go much rur- ttKT." —THE CHARIXyrrs: OBSERVER, So They Soy Everybody's Getting Intcthe Act Ireland - Ulster Feud Still Burns Fiercely Th« DOCTOR SAYS By Kd»-ln P. Jordan, M. I). iVrilitn for NBA S«rvic» Great progress has been made In the medical care and In the understanding of children who are crippled, deformed or handicapped by injury or disease. A number of voluntary organizations have helped immensely. Today many of these By DeWilt MacKenzie AP Forettn Affaln An»lyrt Sure and It's straight talk that Mayor William O'Dwyer of N;w York has aimed at Prime Minister Sir Basil Brooks of Northern Ireland because Sir Basil's government banned St. Patrick's Day wle-.- bratlons. . 'Jim ',:\ His,honor, who original h'affefl" from : Bohola, County Mayo, Ireland, and therefore Is a real son of the old sod, has announced that Sir Basil won't be welcomed at New youngsters can oe helped to take a 1 York City Hall on the latter's ,,.«.v normal part in the mental and physical activities In which others of the same age Indulge. It is encouraging to realize, too, that play as well as work has been so much improved for the handicapped. Camping In the summer has been one of the great delights of many children for years. Now the camping experience (adjusted to the particular needs of the youngster) can be provided for more and more of the handicapped and crippled. For example, the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults (II South LaSalle Street. Chicago 3. Illinois) In co-operation ith the American Camping Asso- forthcomlng visit to this country. And that's fighting language as tough as the blow of a shillelagh. O'Dwytr Was Mild But what Mayor OThvyer had to say was mild compared with the tide of bitterness which ebbs and flows daily between Ireland and Northern Ireland. It is one of the world's most deep seated quarrels. Prime Minister John M. Costello of Ireland reiterated his country's stand on St. Patrick's Day when he declared: "With all our history behind us, and with an unshakeable resolve, we shall never forget about the partition of our country until that partition is ended." Certainly it's a tragedy that tha Isle should be torn by di- Peter Edson's Washington Column — Sen. McCarthy May Have Bitten Off Bit More Than He Can Chew ctation (343 South Dearborn Street. Chicago. Illinois) has'informed me l _ _ ^ _ _. that either organization would be sen | O n, for heaven never created willing to supply Information on love i ier spot Somed lne quarrel •ramps for crippled children which wjn be setUcd bllt hmv or wllen u located in many parts of the bevOTld the slgnt of „,„, man thl , Settlement Unsijhfed I've spent much lime in Ireland and Northern Ireland since I all but cashed in my chectts while reporting the "bloody Easter week rebellion" in Dublin just 34 years^ago ' this coming Easter. I've studielfche quarrel between the two states^om all angles—political, economic, religious and racial. Nothing would make me happier than to be able to report something concrete to give hope of settlement, but there's nothing in sight. I probably have told In some pre- camps are not exclusively the p'vllege of the rich. Through HID gen, ros ny O f many public-spirited iiUzins, It Is often possible to sund childly w ho need it to some of these carn, s under scholarships or partial It is particul!,iy appropriate to call attention to tu s sen-Ice and to the other great wi-k f 0r handicapped youngsters wU c h the Na- tienal Society for C ripply Children and Adults lias done now Oi, e n the Easter Seal campaign Is urifjirway. Special Diabetic Camps ;- Othei orenntzatlons also have NKA .Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NEAX — Present indications are that Wisconsin Republican Sen. Joseph a. McCarthy i.s about to have a rug jerked out from under him. It looks now like a repetition of Iowa Republican Sen. Bourkc B. HJckenloopcv's act of last year, when he tried and failed lo prove disloyalty and bad management in the Atomic Energy Commission. Senator McCarthy may, of course, have a few un- reveated tricks in his hand. If he comes up with sonic n e w case histories, this may have a different ending. But as of now, all of his 81 cases have been Idenllc tied by the State Department, even Puter Ed son though the senator did not furnish the department with, their names. There are really only 80 cases, since Senator McCarthy used one case twice—his Nos. 9 and 17 being the same individual—David Demarest Lloyd. All 80 cases are from the 108 cases investigated by Rep. Karl Stefan, < Nebraska Republican, hi 1948. Only a few of them are still in State Department service and nil of them arc Said to have been investigated and cleared under the loyally program. Burden of proof in the present Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee investigation into the McCarthy charges is going to be on the Wisconsin senator. lie made the accusations. It us going to be up to him to prove them. And in beginning the investigation in executive session, the subcommittee will be depriving Senator McCarthy of a valuable platform and sounding board 'from which to make another sensational political speech. But tn Maryland Democrat Millard Tyclings, who is chairman, (he Senate investigating subeotn- nittee has one of the mast skillful j 194G, Secretary Byrnes said that out Senator McCarthy wrote: "While the records are hoi available Vo me, approximately 300 certified to the I know absolutely of one group of Secretary (of state) for discharge because of communism. He actually only discharged approximately 80," Later Senator McCarthy salt!: "In of 285, 19 were discharged. That Is and relentless cross-examiners in Congress, Iowa Republican Senator Htckcntooper 5s the only one of the Tour - member subcommittee who will be in Senator McCarthy's corner. The other two members o[ the committee, Republiian Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., of Massachusetts and Democrat BrEen McMahon of Connecticut will bs in more or less neutral corners. Both are able, independent and as honest as politicians ever ccmc. Their presence on the subcommittee should insure that Senator McCarthy gets a fair hearing a n d that the report will be neither whiteawsh nor smear. Statements Conflict Otherwise,- Senator McCarthy seems to have become somewhat involved in his own arithmetic as Lo ho w m a ny security r isk c ase-s he is talking about. In one place in his six-hour Senate speech he snid: had been screened by the President's ". . .of one small group which own security agency, the State Department refused to discharge approximately 2QQ of those individuals." Referring to his own original Wheeling, W. Va-, speech. Senator McCarthy snid: "I do not believe I mentioned the figure 205. I believe I said 'over 200."' In a letter to President Truman the first group. With subsequent groups the same action was taken- 1 have never had the names of all the groups. I do not even know how many there are. I know 2C€ is the definite number of the first group." Tn an exchange with Sen. Scott Lucas of Illinois, Senator McCarthy said: ". . . if the senator will sit down and give me time to no it, I think there are at least 5T Communists Sn the Stale Department. I think, without any trouble at all, with sufficient investigation, we can find the 205 for the senator." With the exception of this last statement, apparently all of Senator McCarthy's charges refer to cases before March 21, 1347, when the President's loyalty program began. Concerning cases since that date. Deputy Undersecretary of State John Puerifoy, who will have to defend the department's record before the Tydings subcommittee, nas made this statement: "A total of 16,075 employes have hen submitted for checking by the FBT. Of this- number, na employe has been found disloyal, but two eploycs who were security risks, have been separated. In addition, there have been 202 employes on whom security questions were raised who have left the department .since Jan. l, 1947." interest in camps for handicapped 1 -v ions column of an interview I had youngsters. There are a number of v,fth the late Lord Craigavon, for camps which arc designed particu-j nifr-iy years prime minister of larly for children with diabetes. Noiti« rn Ireland. We got on the Youngsters suffering from this con- subject if possible union. Cralgavon dition can profit greatly from a •---- -- ' properly conducted camp experience. I am gratified, therefore, to be able to report that the American Diabetes Association U Nevin Street. Brooklyn 17, New York) has also offered Its services as n clearing house for Information on diabetic camps. - • Certainly all children should have a camp experience if it can be arranged. Certainly, too, there are special needs for those who cannot take part in all forms of strenuous camp life. Generous help In sip- porting camps such as those mentioned, and In making it possible for deserving children of modest means to attend these .camps, is worthy of ungrudging support. Although we may get tired of giving, it it, hard to think more worth-whilel 75 Years Ago Today Mrs. Hunter G. Sims entertained R Tuesday Luncheon Club yesterday at her home. Mrs. W. D. Cham- Wiis,lean«2 against the mantle- piece over th, fireplace in his offlco —a huge man. verhaps six-feet-five tall. He turned to oie aud, punctuating his exclarnatlofc by slamming one ham-like fist into <lie palm of his other hand, he boomed; "Union? Never! Never.",. "Union with Southern, Ireland? Never! Never! Never! And when I'm gone, there are others who will take up the leadership after me." As already indicated, there arc several angles to the quarrel between the two sections of the Island. One Is .eligion—based on the fact that Northern Ireland is largely Protestant, while the South. Is Catholic.; Economics enters In,-' wealthy .Ulster with its profitable Industries maintains that she would. beWuse blin lecerved high score prize. Mrs. Charles L. \Vylie was a guest yesterday when Mrs. Doyle Henderson entertained members of the ol • any cauae^benr an unfair proportion of taxation if there were a union. Politically, Northern Ireland adheres to Britain "and the crown, whereas Ireland (southern) Is a dyed In the wool republic, and no nonsense. Roots tn England Then of course, many Ulsterltea have their ancestral roots In Eng- lanl and Scotland. The feelings of Southern Ireland for England—bred in the bones of Young Matrons Bridge Club at her long generations of Irishmen—re- home, Mrs. Lloyd Stickmon won a [mains bitter. One small incident brass candy bowl for high score in will indicate the depth of that feel- the bridge games played. ' ing. Miss Lillian Dietrich is spending! When last I was in Ireland I several days in Cope Girardeau, Mo. j snapped a picture of the parliament Miss Juanita Scott of Caruthers- j building. It happened that right In vllle, is visiting here as guest of' front of the building was a huge her aunt, Mis. J. H. Fisher and statue of Queen Victoria.-An ottl- family. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —<NEA>— Ethel appears on the back cover of Mrs. Merman said what sounded like H's first novel, "Memory and Dc"pooh-pooh" when I tried to pin; sire." . . . Ads for Al RogeU'H her down on her movie plans. ("The Admiral Was a Lady" will "Nobody," says Ethel, "has come around' waving contracts. If somebody did, the picture and part would have to be hilus. I a-a.s disappointed about my film carrer in my Hollywood days. 11 - VTS cold and damp on that cutting- room floor." Come September, brass-voiced rend: "It's Wanda-full'' because of Wanda Hendrix's slick performance. wired a a. role i» m o vi c p r n a new ptc- -fack Parr tluccr about lure. "And if I don't S ct the part." he concluded, "I'll commit television. Since the' end of the war, thousands of veterans have gone into small businesses ol their own and are operating them successfully, i believe small business must exist and prosper.-—Commerce Secretary Charles Sawyer. • * + I have one 'baste rule—l never trade, on my father's reputation. For thai reason I don't generally Inherit the hates and loves that people had for my father.—Rep. Franklin I). Roosevelt. Jr. (D., Lib.), of New York. Ethel starts rehearsals for her new Broadway musical "Call Me Madame," She'll sing Irving Berlin tunes, spcnk Lindsay nnd Crou.se dialogue and make like perlc Mesta, the U. S. minister to Luxembourg, Ethel has never seen Perlc, bill she knows a lot of women who throw big pnrtics. "1m making hfr a go<xl s»'-" slic sold. "Wash in^t on ran just r^lm down riboul the whole thine; I'll be a swp.cl, lovcahlc, sympathetic Tcrlc." • * * Hollywood's film Academy and a watch company are In ft big hassle over the reported S200,OCO the Academy was to receive over a three- year period for a merchandising hookup. All of this year's nominees except Oliva be Hnvttlnnd have signed release for the watch tioup- If Olivia, doesn't sign, the watch company, l hear will demand the right to cancel the last two years of the contract. Benny To Tour Jack Benny Is planning sonal appearance tour n la Rub Hope for spring , . . Arthur Lubln. who directed "Francis," and in are getting together for a soquel. "Francis Goes to Washington." Leonard Stern anri Lnbin are writing the script, » * * Claurielte Colbert is Ihe envy of Hollywood's actor-art is Us. Her portrait of Mrs. Arthur Hornblower Emlyn Williams, now in Hollywood for his first U.S. movie. "Three Husbands.** will rio a sec- end for producer i. O. Goldsmith. He'll play a psychiatrist opposite John Ireland's killer role in "The Dungeon." Mercedes McCambndgc will have the feminine lead, Yvonne rie Carlo was wearing doe make-up on her eyes and U.S. diplomat Bill Gibson on her irm at Larry Potter's Supper club. Yvonne did one of those "Whal- Sec HOLLYWOOD I'ngc 9 enud in today's hand. South wins with the queen, and then he should start to count. Two spades, one heart, four diamonds and two clubs will give htm nine tricks. Of course, he would not object to making five Czechs Seek Slav Names PRAGUE—(A 1 )— Czech philologists r.nd geographers are digging up old Slavic names to replace German and Austrian place K names ' which abound throughout Czechoslovakia. The Gormar and Austrian names -are a heiltag^ 61 the long time Aus- citil -doorman confiscated my film with the edict: : , 'You can't take a picture of the parliament building with that statue of the queen." Well, of cour.se I got my film back — but the doorman's feeling was that of most of the nation. ^ followed by the stx year war-tim« triau rule, of Bohemia and .Moravia German occupation. McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William K. SlcKcnncy America's Carrl Anthorifr Written for NKA Sr-rvicc Safely Play May p ,, r . Save the Day Ninety per cenl. of the lime thn tne declarer says "Partner. I go a bad break on that hand." he i: only covering lip a mistake. Man; of these would be avoided If hi would first count his Irlcks. anc then try to employ some type o safety play to make sure of gettlni all the tricks he counted on. When the jack of hearts Is op A AJ96 T86 • KS5 + K874 AK4 VKQ7 » AQ94Z + A65 Safcly-Play Series—Neither vul. South West NortK FjM 1 » IV 1 * Pass 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Opening— <f J a Bit has a short 9 Ireland 13 Goddess ot infatuation 14 Secrete 15 Rest 16 Pilfered 11 Abate 16 Senior (ab.) 18 Legal matters 17 Comparativ« 19 Toward • suffix 20 Make ready 20 Perseveres 33 Take into 10 Form a notion custody 34 Mend 3G Slacker 37 Comes in 42 Thallium (symbol) namond tricks, but certainly he rmisl try lo make four. b fiist play should be a diamond to dummy's king, and the ive ol diamonds should be led back. Eist will nlny the eight-spot, and this IK where declarer must make safety play. He should piny the nine ol diamonds, not hoping to hold the tricK, out to guard against tour diamonds to the jack-ten In one hand. If he tiid not make Ihts safety play, and East held four diamonds to the jack-ten, declarer would have to let East In the lead before he could establish his long diamond. Ea,,l \vould 'Clum a heart and defeat the contract. When liie nine of diamonds holds, declarer gels five diamond tricks, making four no trump. When this hrvnd was played In a tournament, several good players first tried to split the diamonds 3-2. and when that failed, they tried the spade finesse. Thai play also lost and they were defeated. 22 While 21 Powers 23 Otherwise 24 Fries slosvly 25 Short missive 26 Strangest 27 Beloved 28 Paradise 29 We 30 Road (ab.) .11 Note of scale 32 Goddess of the earth 33 War god 35 Island 38 Repose 39 Famous English school •10 Regius professor (ab.) 41 Threads 47 On time ( ab -> 43 Devour 50 Musical instrument* 51 Employ 52 Thailand 54 Sick 55 Brain pas^^gc 56 Group of three 57 Nothing 58 Indian weights 43 Spoil 44 Gudrun's husband 45 Girl's nickname 46 Doctor of Science (ab.) 49 Oriental porg 51 Shoshonean Indian 53 "Show Me Stale" (ab.) 55 Exists

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