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Blytheville, Arkansas
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f PAGE FOTTB. BLTTHEYTLLB (ARK.? COURIER HEWS SATURDAY, XOTEMBEU 5I,M«W THB BLYTHEVH/LB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS <XX ' H. W. HAINES, Publisher r HAJMIY A. HAINES, AssUUnt Publtahtf A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor • FAUli D. HUMAN, AdTertttlnc Uanafwr *>!• Ntttonal AdT»rtUUif Representative*: WalUe* Wltmer Co- New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Hemphit. Bci*r«d t> trcond clas« m«tt*r at the po«*- " »t Blytheville, AtktnM*, under act of Con- October », 1917. Member at Tiie Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or «ny luburban town where carrier tervlc« la maintained, 25o per week. By mail', within a radius ot 50 miles 15.00 per y«ar, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside. 60 mile »ne. 112.50 per year payable In advance. In Reply to Half-Truths Told by MLSSCO Drys— By HARRV W. HAINES (Courier News Publisher) If a person or ail organization could • be libeled by half-truths, then the Courier News and its publisher • have been so branded by an advertisement in yesterday's edition of this newspaper over the signature of the Mississippi Coim-- ty Drys. As publisher of the Courier News, I have no desire to deal in personalities, preferring to treat the accusations, rather than the accusers. This particular advertisement infers that the publisher of the Courier News, .the man who regulates all of its policies, is not an honorable, law- abiding citizen of Blytheville. This I resent. I stand on my record as a citizen , of Blytheville for 22 years. : I am an American who believes in freedom of speech, freedom of worship, . and all of the other freedoms which only America offers. I am a citizen of Blytheville who always has given free- ly.of his time, money arid newspaper space to further every undertaking for the betterment of our city. These endeavors will ever continue. . The Courier News' reasons for fighting prohibition were clearly and concisely stated in Thursday's edition. Any ideas expressed in the editorial columns of the Courier News, including the col-' umn, "Once Over Lightly," are approved by the publisher and- in no way whatsoever are influenced by outside interests. The editorial policy of this paper '" ~ never has been, and never will be, subject to the will of its advertisers. The advertisement in yesterday's issue also states, "if the wet newspapers of the state would dare to print the truth about the tragic conditions' which now exist under repeal, they know that the people would rise up in righteous indignation' and throw the whole gang out." Will you, the author of this statement, please enlighten us more fully regarding this statement? If you know the imprinted facts, why not bring them to the attention of this and other newspapers, and to the proper law enforcement agencies? If, as the accusation slates, the wet newspapers of the slate have not told the truth about conditions, then why has the Arkansas Gazette, a conservative dry paper, not published the facts? Going- further into the advertisement, it brands the Courier News as a wet newspaper because we permit liquor advertising. No publication has the legal right, and if it has no legal right there can be no moral right, fo refuse advertising to anyone unless said advertising is a fake or libelous. The Supreme Court has so ruled. About 99 per cent of all daily newspapers and nationally-circulated magazines carry such advertising. I will not attempt to answer other of these half-truths, all of which could be very logically answered, except one, and that one is the statement ending, "Vole for Initiated'Act No. 2 which will drive "legal" liquor out of ••Arkansas." It seems lo be a mania of this copy writer to drive "legal" liquor out of Arkansas and lei the boollegger run rampant. (The quotes on "legal" were carried in the advertisement.) Responsiveness to People Key to 4-Year Term Issue Of considerable aid lo voters seeking to arrive at a decision concerning the four-year term amendment that appears on the Nov. 7 general election ballot is the clear-cut and non-partisan analysis of the proposal by Kay Trammell, an assistant professor in Ihe'Univer- sity of Arkansas School of I,aw. In an article written for the Arkansas Press Association, Mr. Trammel has nndwtektn *o pr*«»nt—stripped ot !•• X*i. verbiage—• *impiified and impartial explanation of this ietu«, which •ppeari on the ballot »* "Proposed Constitutional Amendment No. 44."-Ht Vuu speeded in doing just thv*. This amendment would extend from two to four years the term* of »tat« district, county and township officials. Theis* Itngthened term» would apply to officials elected In the November, 1952, election and thereafter. Any of these officials could seek re-election any number of times, except the governor. This amendment limits the governor to one four-year term. Without taking a stand himself, Mr. Trammell presents in his article arguments advanced by both advocates and critics of this proposed amendment. Advocates of the amendment, he states, point out lhat— 1) "It is a well-known fact that every important decision of an Arkansas governor during his two terms must be studied for political expediency before it is announced. Successively he is faced with maintaining his-political popularity for the second term candidacy and the possible third term race. The amendment removes this pressure since the second two-year period is assured, the third term impossible." 2) "Experience through service. . , gives the taxpayer better governmental service in such offices . . . where the position is not so much one concerned with policy making, as in the case of the governor, but with ministerial duties. Political theorists who urge longer terms (say) more time is allowed in which the man can master the details of modern, complex government and thereby efficiently administer his office, and the chance of securing men of high quality is increased since the office is made more attractive and less expensive. In addition, the disruptive influence of the campaign for re-election is postponed." 3) "Critics of the short term (for state representatives) point to the amount of time required for a new member to gain influence with his fellow members and lead legislative procedure." IVIr. Trammell cites these arguments advanced by opponents of the amendment: 1) "Tlfe recommendation of four- year terms for members of the House of Representatives is not strictly in accord with constitutional history in the American states. Forty-three states have two-year terms, while only four states have four-year terms. . , . One state has a one-year term." _.;V- 2) "Critics of the longer term would preserve the lower house as a place of rapid cliange in personnel, reflecting changes in the public mind as shown through the ballot. They believe K very frequent expression of the public will in selecting public representatives insures legislation which carries forth current; ideas of the majority of the electorate." 3) "The chief criticism . , . levied at the whole amendment is that no limit has been placed on re-election of . . . county and, township officers. Opponents believe that this lack, coupled with four-year terms, would aid professional politicians and courthouse groups in their efforts to keep themselves permanently in office." After considering these pros and cons, we feel that the advantages of longer terms for executive and administrative slate officials outweigh the possible abuses at lower levels. We'feel it is more important to have capable men atlracted to, and becoming more experienced in', the higher slate offices on a Tour-year basis than to continue operation of the present two- year political merry-go-round. As regards district, county and township officials, we feel they are more accessible to the average citizen. Decisions on which men to elect and how closely to watch them after election are more easily made when the officials come from the voter's own bailiwick. Extending of these officials' terms to four years could and should bring home to voters the importance of selecting their public officials carefully: When voters are lax in electing public officials, especially by failure to vote, they must be prepared lo accept the consequences—whether they be good or bad, for two years or four. But opinions notwithstanding, it is as Mr. Trammell points out: "In the final analysis, the voter on this proposed amendment, musl decide whether an expression of the popular will once every four years will achieve sufficient responsiveness to the people," Hprdly Conducive to a Generous Reply Peter Edson's Washington Column— Here Are Some Vital Statistics For Pre-Election Forecasters WASHINGTON (NEA) — Control llcans need lo gain seven more [ The Democrats can lose 4! o ol the next rests In the| seats lo win control or (he Senate] these r.-.ces and with 217 member: election returns from the 33 north- by one vote, and so be sble'co or- ern stales. There is p.o question gantze tt. , Present membership of the House ts 258 Democrat.*;, 169 Republicans. There U one American-Labor Party representative (Marcantonlo of New York) and one Democrat-Liberal fRooSevelt of New York), Roosevelt should really be counted with the Democrats. Marcantcnlo is being opposed by a. coalition candidate who, U he wins, cannot prop;e five of its 13 counted with either party. 1 There are six House vacancies. ';• Subtract the 125 southern seats from the 258-— really 259—which still retain tne Democrats now hold; and it of the leaves you 134 House contests which Senate by onej the party in power has to win,, to Peter Ertson . vote. The Repub- ' retain its present majority. about what will, happen in the 15 southern states. They are sure to be represented in the next Congress by 30 Democratic senators and 125 Democratic representatives. Present -membership ol the Sen- The Senate stake. UN Eases Punishing Of Franco Sf>ain DOCTOR SAYS By en>VIS F. JORDAN, M. B. Written for NEA Serric* Some correspondents &sk very jood questions but which prove most difficult to answer. The first of today's questions U that kind. Q—Is It true <ll babies are born with an enlarged thymus gland? Can such an enlarged gland cause death? If so. is It posible by X-ray to determine if the gland Is enlarged to such an extent as to cause trouble? Mrs. J.T. »r a#wrrr AP F«r«4t* Afftfr* The action of th« UnU*d MtUom In relaxing Iti ttww-yw-old bra on Franco Spain iri)l b* r*edvM with mixed emotion*. Proponent* wIH w«feom«.tt M • solution erf an tncongruou* aUu** , (Ion und«r which th« democrtcVs* have b«n ptaying baH with numerous dictatorships white keeping thumbs down on Spain M the bad lad of Europe. < Opponents can get solac* from the fact the U.N. action doesn't repeal Its previous condemnation ot the regime. Moreover, while Spata will be allowed to join organ I a*. tions-affiliated with the U.N,, Madrid cannot become a member of the peace organization. It will be recalled the original resolution wa« adopted by the U.N. because the Franco government, was deemed a Fascist dictatorship which had come to power with the aid o! Hitler and Mussolini. This softening of restrictions fe backed by Washington. The measure still has to be approved formally by the General Assembly, but It has passed the special political committee and the Assembly is assured of the necessary two-thirds majority. Aiiheson Wad Ready As long ago as-last January Secretary, of State Acheson announced the United States was ready to support a move in the U.N. to end the boycott of Spain. He also said Wash* Ington was ."quite prepared to ac- oalted dramamlnf, 1'ou could ask | nuiesce in 1 the extension, of credits your doctor about thfs, to Spain covering specific and economically . justifiable projects" in Q I have a small piece of needle in my finger. Is there -any danger that it might travel to other parts of the body? Is so, should it be A—There have been many careful itud'le* marie on this xub)rel, but there It still a (nod dc»l of difference of opinion about U. Probably, an enlarged thymus ran rause death In Infant* or small children >ut inly under certain circumstances. In many hngpEuls it I* customary (o X-ray the (hymus of small children before they are subjected lo an oper.illon In order to determine whether or nnt the thymus is dangerously enlarged. Q—I am a girl 15 years old arid get di?-zy and car sick whenever I ride in an automobile. Cart anything be done about this? G.C. Ai-Many people crt complete or partial relief from motion sickness hy taking one of the antlhistamines 125 southerner. 1 ; and 92 northerner —stilt retain control ol the Hous by nnc vote. Republicans on th other hand' hold all the 16 seaU they now hold and gain more to win control of the House by one vole. No Republican Will Guarantee Success Practically no Republican seer has stuck his neck out far enough to make a triple-plated, double- riveted, gnaranted lead-pipe cinch prediction that the-GOp. will pick up seven or-'more seats in the Senate and 49 or more scats in the House. There have been RepubHcan- staternents, such as the one made See EDSOX on P^ite 6 removed? M.B.w. A—PJecfs nf newllf Ho sometimes travrl'tn. nther parts of the body. This depends, however, on where It Is located- Ativlre as In \tz removal coulrt he glen only after an X-ray has ben made, Q—I have pernicious anemia and have been taking liver shots and liver capsules. When i feel good I stop. Ts .there a cure for this disease, . Mr.s, J.D. A—There Is no permanent cure for pernicious anemia. You. should not stop, the treatments, however, merely when you fel better In addition to liver, vitamin B-12 seems -to he a very effectie. form of treatment. Q—If one-half teaspoon of Epsom sal Us is taken regularly twice daily, doe.=; it affect the condition IN HOLLYWOOD Bv ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA SlaYf Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —NEA)— Eleannr Powell's famous dancing feet are warming up for a comeback. She'll lake the big plunge into TV in New York In the spring when hubby Glenn Ford goes overseas for a movie. She told me: "I'll do half a dozen guest shots and then come back to Hollywood and put together a show of my mvn." Eleanor has rrhcarscrt one day. a week ever since she left MCM. "It keeps me alive and on thr. beam," rive said. There's fl deal on the fire for Ju^ty Garland to play the greatest movie role of her career—-Sophie Tucker in the Red Hot Mama's biography. "Some ot These Days." There's bl£ 'ta'lk at Columbia ' abnut'a third Jolson Ic — his trip to Korea climaxed by his sudden rteath in San Francisco. more if West played It badly. "Our real problem, however,, has to do with the play at four dia> monris. .West laid down the ace of spades and then shifted to a .club. East took the ace of clubs and returned the three of spades for West to ruff. of the blood? S.M. which there was "a reasonable prospect of repayment." Mr. Acheson explained in a letter to Cliairman Connally of the Senate Foreign Relations. Committee that there had been no basic change in the United states attitude but that the revised, policy-was based ^ on "certain essential facts." .These S9 were In substance: ' 1. There was no sign of an alternative to the current government. 2. The Internal position of the regime was strong arid had the support of, many who,'although they might ( preier another form of gov- .err.nicnt or .chief of sisie, feared that chaos and civil strife would follow a move to overthrow the government. • ~ 3. Spain Is' a part of Western FAirope' which should not be permanently isolated from normal relations with that area. Ban Was Unsuccessful Tills American attitude was received with wide approval among U.N. members. As a matter of fact, many of them had been paying small attention to the ban on Spain,and the measure hadn't achieved its aims. ' Moreover, the U.N. has come to recognize that the elimination of See MACKENZIF, on Page 6 ad I 10.1 101 A—It probably will nnf affect the blood, hut any cathartic is con- st(Ic'rc4 harmful In the digestive system If taken regularly. If at all possible it Is best to regulate the bowels by diet. Q—! have trouble with numh' hands. They feel as though pi-is | and nedles were sticking into fhr:n. i Rlytbeville bowls over Jonesboro I What can I do for this? Mrs. L. R. [in int liighfs game with a score A—There are several possible* of 32 f* 9. Blytheville scores 25 causes, nne of which is pernicious; prints in il-e serond quarter. Game 75 Years Ago Today Roy Rogers and Dale Evans are : : "West looked very carefully at the anemia. You should have tests maite and an accurate diagnosis before anyone car^r tell you what can be clone for your -unpleasant symptoms. • • • j Q—Is there any harm ing wear" ing ruber girdles all day lor house- Elizabeth Taylor. I can report tn-1 Roxy Thcntcr. day, Is. the prettiest thing that cvcr| "An rx-M;\r slipped into a maternity dress. She had the'whole MGM payroll doing double-takes when she walked to hitting the personal appearance trail on a man-killing schedule 28 towns in 30 days. . . . Joe Louts may pick up some more change for his back income tnxe.s by playing himself -in a Hollywood movie, "Skating Vanities." They Can't Believe H David Brian and his wife. Adrian Booth, -don't think they'll ever get over being sure-enough movie stars. Adrian once passed out the stuffed eggs and Iox-p]nstcrcd crackers at Longcuamps In New York and David was cl)ief doorman at the was m shmJ- three spades, the lowest card of the. suit that East could possibly have led back. According to the convention.. East would lead back a low spade to call for a continuation ol clubs; but East would lead back a high spade to call for a shift to hearts. After rutting the spade, therefore, West led the king of clubs. "This was all South needed. He riiffed the club, drew trumps, discarded his losing heart on the queen of clubs, and took one more spade finesse. "East and West had a lot to say is !\ f.'.-i.'ier. -A cinch for all stale" is what Ecu Ep-TMn of the Arkansas Gazette says < hout H. Mosley, triple threat ace ol th? imdeieated Blythevil'e Ch' >when_ ha watched Mcsiey make three touchdown.? 'against -Jonesboro. "That work? Will they harm the kidneys l Saliba looks p]?nty eood too" or nerves in any way? Mrs. W.P.W. A—If the girdle Is properly filled, Is comfortable, and If there Is no sensitivenes of the skin to rubber, Ihere should be no harm to wearing them as much as desired. • * • Q—Would eating a lot of honey be harmful? Mrs. E.B. A—No, unless rtla.b«tes was present or the person was allergic lo honey. the studio cafe padded to Sidney Grecnslreet dimensions for her role expectant mother In "Father's Little Dividend." "We're having trouble with the censors about Just how big I can be." Li7, whispered. "This morning •I slipped an extra towel under the padding. I dlrtn't think I showed enough." ' i • * * RKO Is aiming'Ooodman Ace's "I Married a Woman" straight at Gary Grant and Betsy Drake. After beirig a male war hride. Gary should care about wacViy titles. • • • Next novel to blister Hollywood Is Stephen .Longslrect.'s "The Win- i tcr Sun," due on the bookstalls soon. . . . Now it can be told: MGM's birt for Jane Froman's life story was. S25.000 marc than Kox's offer, but Jane signed on the dolled line for the lesser figure. Betty Gri\- bte, I hear, was the halt. Another. Oscar for Joan? Joan Crawford is being told that her nomination (or another Oscar for her performance In Columbia's "Harriet Craig" Is in the bag. Her big-Ume cmoUns as » selfish, neurotic wife had the press preview audience gasping. Bul dlslaff-sirl- crs linnen thumbs down on Joan's new h'nirdo—a sleek, skinned-b.ick I variation on Beatrice Lillle's ta-j mons' boyish bob. i Muttered one Irate Crawford (an: "She lo<iks just HKe John Wayne In thai halrrta." ' • • • Hazel Scoll has rlftgsiriers fracturing their mils for her top-rlmv- er .mmlclnnshlp and singing al Giro's. Her opening night desrrlp- llon ol what movie tjxiecns usually rule to follow: Forget about your char** of ihe drilling" i,r snn.J- to 'eTcV QU^rT b«lTY in" 'boiled! partner^ mistake If you were In a •irrcd. "I marrhrrl in anil nut with down to this: West thought his P, 05itton to( **"* ollt the C ° rrect the wshrts ami did pvcr.vlhmp bul partner had misguided hitii by Ipart- play in spue 01 tne error. present arms. When I ffol Intn the Const Guard later, they thought I fas a graiUiMe of Ai\hnpoHs." The green-eyed career monster, they swear, has never darkened their rioor. Adrian's never awed by the million-dollar budgets on Dave's pictures and Vie never looks down Viis nose at the whlnny-and-snort westerns in which she stars with the action boys. Dnvid Wnshed: "Wr went to Helena. Mont., for the prcmlrrc of r>ne "of Adrian's u-cslcrns. Nobody knrw me. bul they- wont wild when they SMV Adrian. • J Shp'a really jjnmRthlnp In towns where they po (or wcslerns,** * * • Bill Holden has .been ribbed plenty about being the only actor In Ho 1 lywoort who ever narrated an entire movie ("Sunset BoutevarnV"> while face down In a swimming pool, other day Bill was having trouble talking to wife Brenda. Marshall on long distance froiii Palm Spring, 1 ;. He chiricd the operator:, "Tt sounds like we're talking under water?" The npfralor ramr hnrk with a snappy: "After 'Sunset Boulevard' this U NF^V?" ing the three of spades w.hen he could so easily have led the nine. thought thai the situation should have been clear to West no (natter what spade was returned. •Who is right?" call laryngitis: throat." "A psychoiomjllc Ed Gardner's movie. "The Man With My Face." now has » musical score and ts ready for release. . . Tyle of Ezio PlnsVs biography will b« "Acrow t Growd«d World." JACOBY ON BRIDGE You Live in a " Glass House .' . , "You recently discussed a harul, in which both defenders made a mistake." A Pittsburgh ,corrcspon- deut reminds me. "Here's another of the same kind. The question ts. which defender was more to blame lor the bad result.? DEALtK 4 10854 V AQJ10 + Q93 V 85 « A J I0»83 + 10 Both vul. N-S 60 part score North EM* South Wrs* 1 v Pass z * rass Pass Double 34 4 * Double P-iss 4 * Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* A what he said of Eddie Saliba. Chick fullback who turned In a good game offensively and defensively, scoring one of the Chicks touchdowns. -Mr. and Mrs. Joe ij. Dilnhunty and daughters. Misses Ruth and Mary Catherine, attended ft dinner party in Luxora given last night by Mr. and Mrs. C. B. wcod honoring Mrs. 5. B. Terry, mother of Mrs. Wood and Mrs. Dilahunty. The Rev. Euphia D. Beasley. pastor ot the Church of the Nazarene,. has returned from Fulton, Ky., where she has been 111 at the home of her mother. She will occupy her pulpit tomorrow'. She is much improved. -Answer to Previous v_anme oreea HORIZONTAL 56 Seine i 57 ReinsUU canine 1 Stuff 10 It Is a very 2 Assist small 3 | n p ar iibus 13 Newspaper infidelium workers ( a b j 14 Mountain on 4 Kolenan w i .•^ 9 o £ A v p A T t s tu ^ R A L. J A •* '?• -i. k> 1 M S p V E » A T '•? ^ t* M 15 | SJ F i? <? A V i i , O 5 U & [) 0 M 1 P T A k e BAS TUBA R A N T L D E. B U R <p e R ^ £ S H 1 A I l M <y A A T £ % V A l_ V C ^ U s SIA1NIE. _ RJ M 1 s T M « lg] p s; M e East Is right. East marte a mistake, but West made a blunder. Only a player whose partner never makes a mlslake should trust the signal In a situation of this kind. West knew that his partner had made a belated takeout double of two diamond.', and therefore was bound to have some sort of strength. He showed up with the ace of clubs but not the king of spades. Clf he had'held the king ot spades, he would have cashed It before leading a low spade.> Hence East, svivcly had either the king of hearts or the ace of diamonds as the rest ot his strength. In either i case, a heart return by West was 15 Fourth 16 Army order (ab.> 17 Races 19 Army police . <ab.) 20 Shade Iree 21 Donkey 22 Spain (ab.) 23 Registered nurse (ab.) 24 Preposition 26 Allowance /or waste 28 Press / ' SlLaceratt 32 Mud 33 Brain passage tribesman 7 Him 8 Bear '9 Snakes 10 Expire 11 Chances 23-Venerate 27 Ceremony 29 Soviet city 30 Ma'sculir.e appellation, 39 Scheme 12 Catch breath 40 Smooth and convulsively 18 Appraised 20 Amuse unaspirated 42 Rip 13 Sea eagle 44 Ending of a prayer 4o Bows slightly 4 8 En courage '47 Decorative flower vessel 49 Pewter coin of Thailand 51 Indonesian of Mindanao 54 Palm lily 55 Near "Everybody admits, of course.' Ihe best defense, while a club re- Ihat Soulh should have hid his; (urn was obviously terribly danger- hf-ari examined when he hid four ous. diamonds. Four clubs would have In situations where both parl- bcwa wt two trick* .perhap* tvcn | nere m*k* mistake*, bere it a good 35,Exquislle 36 Tax for privilege 37 Babylonian deity 38 Half-em 39 Place (ab.) 41 Follower 44 Also 46 Average (ab.) 48 Term In horseshoes 50 Volume SlCameVs hair cloth 52 Pismire 53 Its origin > Altec •ivUlutica.

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