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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIEB NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1950 BLYTHBVILLB COURIER NEWS -. • T^ ^^HR mews do. ' j H. w. HAnnce, Puhintar BARRY A. HA1NBS, AMlctut Publisher A. A. FREDRICKflOrl. A»od»to EdBor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrtrtlstm Itomtgef Sole N»Uon»l Advertisin* B«pre«nUUTe»: Witmer Oo, New Vork. Chicago. Detroit Memphis. ' _ • _ _ 1 Entered'u ueoad class matter at the post- oUioe at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act ol Con, October «, Ull. ' Member oJ Tte AaocUtod Pren 1 SUBSCRIPTION RATES; I By, carrier to the city ot Blythevllle or any ••uburban town where carrier service Is maia- oer week, or B5c per month. m ^rflhta. radius of SO miles $4.00 pel «200 for si* months, $100 for three month.; * 1000 "" *"** editations * That the man of Go* may be perfect, thor- ' ouihly furnished unto ill jood »orVs.-H Tim- x'olhy 3:1T. • >* * * * (' Man should be even better than he seems; iand shape his acte, and discipline his mind, to S walt adorning earth, with hope ol heaven. 't —Sir Aubrey do Vcre. Barbs. '> The average dream lasts five seconds, says a ;doctor. Surely, make-up doesn't wear off that i quickly. * * * i Someone stole 11 snakes from a southern »». ' Other folks find pleasure in jumping off a Wfb .bridge.- ' \ ... * * * " ' When kids »t school get poor cards the deuce ''is wild at .home. > " * _ * * 1 Mos«uH«» have 2Z teeth, all of »hich can •be seen (hrough a microscope. Or felt through 'the skin around your anklet. r » + * * Women, says a Broadway night club owner, ^applaud scantily-dressed girls more than men. * >Tne men don't dare. it has do A better-tlian-ayerage job. For example, one agency spent only 9 per cent of its funds for administrative purposes last year. The average in Illinois was 14 per cent and in some places • 20 per cent. ' Still, the price paid for the various • fedeial services looks high. Sooner or later the nation will have to take a hard look at this set-up and decide whether there may not be a sounder way, a way that vail produce more value per dollar. A lot of the farmers themselves already have misgivings about existing arrangements. Said one: "What bothers me is that we collect these taxes, send them to % Washington, but get only a lew dollars back. It's like a DeKalb County farmer giving himself a blood transfusion from one arm into the other—and spilling a couple of quarts of blood in the<process." Expanding U. S. Payroll Concerns Every Town | The idea is common that the great 5 growth of the federal government is | strictly a Washington, affair. But the ;S truth is it goes light to the country's I roots in town and county. ? Yet seldom does anyone bother to ? substantiate the fact with good figures. ,,' John Strohm, writing in the current | issue of Country Gentleman, has just done so for one U. S. county in one field , —agriculture. He chose DeKalb County in northern 1 Illinois as his test-tube area.-To start ', off he, asked 25) top farmers how many v federal hired hands they thought were ', in their midst'. Their average guess was ' 56. Strohm's investigation showed there ' were actually 178 part-time or full-time --federal employes who either lived in • DeKalb or visited it regularly. In 1949 these 178 were paid from ?8 * a day to ?5350 a year to tell the county's 2500 farmers what they ought to do and what they could or could not do. Government services performed in DeKalb cost • the U. S. $86,065, not including the fed* era5 part of the salaiies of 55 workers - who live outside the county. It took 65 people some 590 man-days " * to sign up DeKalb's farmers in the Agri^ culture Department's conservation pro- gram, check their performance, tabulate 'results'arid pay out ?35.01 to each participant. But 96 per cent of the farmers surveyed said they would have followed the prescribed practices even without ' the program and payments. For offering technical advice to 95 farmers, 3.8 per cent of those in the , county, the Soil Conservation Service, which is independent of the conservation payment agency, rolled up' a bill of §1-1,040 last year in DeKalb. That was " $147.63 apiece. Strohm found ample signs of the . overlapping often pointed to in federal operations. Tliere are two youth groups, whose members frequently belong lo both organizations. Yet two-thirds of ^ faim boys and girls are reached by neither. Three, and in some cases five gov- ' emmenfagencies give farmers free guidance on crop rotation. Yet 100 DeKalb » farmers have put up §40 each to hire ' their own farm management consultant. ' There was evidence, too, that the '. government isn't always in touch with ' .local needs and conditions. Several funnels reported that alfalfa was the best I soil-enriching crop that could be used , .in DeKalb,, but said no conservation t money would be paid for using it. The "s Agriculture Department insists they rotate with clovpr instead. The statistics would be even more striking elsewhere..DeKalb isn't a typical county. It has fewer federal workers * than most counties of similar size, Those Out of Bounds The privilege of q'uoting Thomas Jefferson is one \vc accord almost without, question to all public figures.. Indeed, excerpts from Jefferson's utterances are a standard item in the American politician's campaign kit. I3ut we were rather dismayed to learn that his' words were recently bandied about in the Kremlin by O. John Uogge, former Assistant U. S. Attorney General and prom-: inerit member of Henry Wallace's Progressives. There's some doubt whether • Roggc understands what kind of man Jefferson really was, but the same might be said for a lot of others who like to claim him as a sort of patron saint. Yet calling up Jefferson before a Russian audience is something else. To the Kremlin crowd he could only appear as an advance man for "American imperialism" of the present day. What appeal can there be in "Jeffersonian Democracy" for those who are enjoying the ''People's Democracy" in the Soviet Union? We think the Kremlin ought to be out of bounds for Jefferson. Views of Others 'Squondermania' Flagpole Sitter British Discuss -Use Of 'Cat y for Penalty "If ,it ever becomes necessary to write & history of the decline, and fall of the American, 'republic, "one of the mosfobvions 1 causes'of this'" 1 disaster .will certainly be found in the strange, passion for squandering public money that is one of the most conspicuous features of our time. Behind this passion is a, naive', ^belief that if' Uncle Sam will qniy write enough, checks, payaole to bearer, the .sure and painle.S6 result will be a national and global Shangri-la. We have now reached the point where anyone who thinks In terms of billion-dollar handoutvtb pressure groups at home and to foreign powers te'regarded as an unimaginative, piker! To qualify as ( a really ad- . vanced thinker one rmist'come'up with.a scheme lor giving away tens of billions ''of, dollars. The argument is' worked 'to death, that'war or'com-' mtuiism or some other "unpleasant consequence will follow if this or that pet squander Is not . promptly put into effect." The two paragraphs above are quoted from an article by William Henry Chamberlain in the Wall Street Journal. It cannot be seriously denied that "squandermania" Is a "conspicuous !ca- lure of our time,".or that it reaches _its peak in these United States. Most of'us can remember when, not many years ago, American experts were drafted to assure a worried ixsople that this country could carry a fitty-Glllion-dolIar national debt."'. 1 ' ].•'•.''• • ; ; ; "• ...'•.'" "Experience, shows," Mr. Chamberlain reminds us,-"that one of .the most-dangerous threats to free institutions is the tendency ot politicians to use public funds as political bait. This is one of the rocks on which both the Greek cily-states and the Roman republic foundered. This trend \VEIS never more widespread than It is today." The astronomical debt which'burdens us now will have to be paid one way or another. Not even the pileup of taxation to 'ruinous levels can pay the debt off In kind if the politicians saddle pending squander projects upon us. If the historic declines and falls of nations are not to be repeated in our own republic, Its citizens must face that possibility squarely and force the adoption of common-sense correctives before "squan- dermania" gets entirely out of control and beyond cure. —NEW ORLEANS T1.MES-PICAYUN1: So They Say The DOCTOR SAYS By Edwin P. Jordan, M. U. B'rlltcn for NBA S*rvk» '-• Detormily present at birth or crippling from disease or injury are not necessarily bars to success .The courage to combat physical affliction lias resulted In pre-eminence in many lines of endeavor. A few years ago Dr. Bernard J. Picarra in an article on "Famous Cripples of the Past," published in The Crippled Child, brings out the 7he" fact that (here are many renowned persons whose deformities have been By DeWitt MacKemie AP foreign Affairs Analyst ' , Britain's epidemic of crimes ol violence, similar in many respects to the post-war problems in numerous other countries, has produced a Seated public argument on how tough the law should get In dealing with the outrages, which are largely the work of youthful gangsters,^ The debate has been revolving^ about whether flogging .with the '•• cat-o'-nine-tails — abolished two years ago under the Socialist regime—shall be revived. Judges are demanding that it be restored. ," Lord Chief Justice Goddar'd himself recently declared he believed the shadow of their — was forgotten In greatness. ^ Philosophers, scientists, musicians, artists, have all counted '• among their rants illustrious cripples. The • famous Athenian philosopher, Socrates. harf a deformity which ih- cludcd a malformation of the shoulder. The philosophers Spinoza, Kant, Erasmus. Schopenhauer and Nie- tzche were also afflicted. Plato was known to be a hunchback. Among the deformed scientists the famous "English chemist, was due to the fact "that men know they can no longer be whipped for it," Socialists Flatly Refuse ' However, the conscience of the Socialist : government yesterday brought out a flat refusal for a revival of flogging. Instead o( the lash, more policemen are to be provided. In this connection It's interesting to note that a couple of years ago hanging for murder was suspended under the Socialists, only to be revised six months later. You have to know your England to appreciate just what the present crime wave means. During my long Humphry Davy, who had a limp. I residence In Britain I made a study The English physicist, Robert Hooke, I of crime and even wrote a book on living In the seventeenth century, i,the London under-world with a was described as being crooked and notorious reformed burglar, who Peter Ft/son's Washington Column —Truman Uses Vacation to Write Speeches for His Coming Tour low of stature, aiid probably suffered from tuberculosis of the spine: Of the musicians. Mozart was deformed ol body, probably due to the softening of his bones from rickets as a child. George Frederick Handel ond Charles Gounod were both lame. Even on the stage cripples -z- ~ achieved fame. Sarah Bernhardt lost one of her legs but this did not stop her stage career. David Garrick was known to have been deformed, though just what was wrong Is not clear. Authors. Poeis Included In the fields of rats and'letters, according to Ficaira, prominent cripples abounded. Sir Walter'Scott had trouble with one leg. probably as a result of infantile paralysis It ' hasn't been announced, but one of the main purposes of President Truman's Key West "vacation" is to write speeches for the coming "non-political" tours. The President has indicated he will make a "non-political" tour into 15 states this summer. Itinerary hasn't been completed, but Pennsylvania, Ohio and the Dakotas are marked forspe- cial attention. The President won't dabble In any primary fights except in his home state of Missouri. One aim of the Key West trip was to get speeches written for every scheduled 'stop oh the first tour. But it's a safe bet no-speeches were, written aboard the presidential yacht 'while nearly the whole staff was sea-sick. ' . • whitewashed David Dcmafcst ZJoyd, House assistant whose «nut. .now dead, once owned a piece of the New York Communist Daily Worker. ; feels that ,the activities of another of his relatives' m o r'e than made up for ,1,1, He had an uncle who owned . Peter Edson a piece of the Chicago Tribune. White Congress has finally got around to isssing ail of ten Jaws since it. eon- ened on Jan. 3. But in the first wo months of the session over 1300 ew bills were introduced. Only one of the ten laws can be considered mportant. It provides economic as- istance for the Par East. Among he not-so-iniporlant laws Con- n-ess has bothered to pass this session is one to eliminate the requirement for detailed reports on sales of condemned government material. Still another new law approves Federal grants for minor projects ~at major airports. Prize of the lot Is a law authorizing the Marine Band to go to Lexington. Mass.. fa Paul Revere Day, April 17. Prcsiden Truman let that one become a law without signing It. Facts Are Hard to Dodge There's another backfire on Wisconsin-Republican Senator Joe McCarthy's charge that "a high State Department official" tried , to gel personnel records changed to protect a "flagrant homosexual." The official Has been Identified as Joseph A.' Panuch, special administrative assistant to Secretary of State James F. Byrnes in 1046. What has not been revealed is thnt it was Panuch who forced Carl Aldo Marzani out of the State Department, on charges of falsifying an oath was characterized to me by Scotland Yard as the cleverest burglar the country ever had known. No Guns Can-it d One of the amazing aspects of police/ administration was that "Bobbies," as the constables are called, never carried guns excepting by special assignment In connection with a desperate mission. The police weapon Is a truncheon whlc^ more than incidentally, the bob^ can throw with the accuracy 'of » n Australian aborigine handling a boomerang. Because the police didn't carry firearms, the'.underworld, on the whole, responded in kind. Robberies and similar crimes rarely Involved the use of guns by the perpetrators. Indeed tliere was no call for shoot- Lord Byron suffered from a club I Ing. because under the law a house- si. Alexander | holder couldn't employ a gun against foot. The English poet, .-_-.,„ —. cope, was believed to have been a | em intruder" unless the householder hunchback and to have suffered hat he never belonged to the Com- nunist Party. Also, it can be shown hat the man McCarthy said Panuch protected was not a pervert, and was not accused of Communist associa- .ions. He was a German" whose sympathies were all anti-Commie. '. Tense Moment Matthew Cvetic. - the Pittsburgh FBI agent who posed. as a Communist in order to expose Commie parly activities there, is being swamped with offers to write a book about his experiences. He also has offers to make liis experiences into a movie. Cvclic is now off the FBI payroll and may accept one of Hie offers to go literary or dramatic. A high spot in any story or movie based on his experiences will certainly feature one of his'narrowest escapes from exposing his hand to the Reds he was spying on. It happened during the war. The FBI learned that a Nazi agent had a radio transmitting station In the same hotel where Cv'etic lived. He was ordered to Icok into It. . Cvetic quickly gained the confidence of the Nazi spy. But one evening as he walked down the stairs into the hotel lobby, he saw a group of his Commie friends. He knew that tile Commies knew his companion was a Nnzi. He also knew Set EDSON on Page 11 from d\varfi=m. Charles . Dickens was Inme and Shelley was a deformed cripple. Edgar Allan Poc was a hunchback. The French poet and novelist, Balzac, was also a cripple. There have been famous statesmen who were, crippled. The first Frederick 1 to be King of Prussia was a hunchback. Kaiser Wilhelm of the first World War was bom with an arm deformity. .This is. by no means a complete list of cripples who liave achieved unusual promi- any physical deformity thought the life of himself or nence. Almost can be overcome by those who have the intelligence and grit to do so. Clippies should not be pitied but rather encouraged' and ^iven" the opportunity to do what their ability allows them to'do. Given the opportunity they will perform their duties efficiently and well and may oo farther than others who are not handicapped. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson K'EA Stiff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD --(NBA)— Sam Goldwyri's reaction to color television: ' • ... . . "I won't believe it until I see it In black and wWte." . • ' * • Parents of chilyrircn who go to school with Ingriri Bergman's daughter, pia, deny'that the youngster Is suffering. They say she's a well- adjusted child. ' • • ' • + • • Ann Sheridan wil" get a whopping percentage of her new picture, "Girl On the Run." Yes. they've switched the title from "Man On the Run." * • * • Franchot Tone and Burgess Meredith are puzfllinj Hollywood by teaming up on dates .with one girl ... Veteran film director Rex Injfram has % serious heart condition . . . Left on the cntllne; room floor: The scene in Paramonnt's "Riding High" : In which Iting Crosby and Colken Gray harmonize while Charlrs BicVford tools a tin whistle, the'late Harry Davenport plays the harmonica ami Clarence Muse thumps the c nitar. There Is no further doubt of the Soviet intention to force Japanese prisons of war to accept Communist ideology as a condition determining their selection for repatriation.—William J. Sebald, chairman of Allied Council for Japan. * » * i Through your response to their appeal, the Red Cross becomes your agent to do for your less fortunate neighbors the things you would do yourself II you could be at the scene when calamity strikes.—President Truman. * * » \Vc do not and cannot promise... .full Immunity to all of America against atomic attack.—Defense Secretary Louis Johnson. * * * An investigation of some of these (GI-supported) schools Indicated an attendance of only 3! per cent, although they were putting in Dills for 100 per cent attendance.—Rep. John Tabor (R) of New York. "Dancing In the Dark" with atcr marquee: "Dmicing in • the Dark" with "That Forsyte Woman." Seen: 'em All A 70-year-oio moviegoer, who had crushes on movie queens since the day of the Mack Scnnelt bathing beauties, submits this poem: "I loved them all, The Plckfords and Mlntcrs. Now will someone please tell me Where Shelley Winters?" « * • John Wayne's ne»t will be "Torero," a Mexican bullfight slorj-. He'll produce as well as star . . Gig Young an* Andrea King hive discovered each other. . . . Dutyea has a ip'it «PP«r lip, remit of an unintentionally roajh sock in the jaw handed him by Jimmy Slcwart for "Winchester >Viico.\ln, touring the South, in- roduccd himself to the manager of L small theater in Macon. Ga. The heater man said he once lived in Hollywood and dated a pretty young •hing named Joan Woodbury. Joan Mrs. Henry Wilcoxin . . . The Andrews Sisters' recording of "Apple Blossom: Time" Is due foi a revival. '" ' Same Size Mickey Rooney finally has a leading lady his own size. He stars with Beverly Tyler In "The Fireball" Teresa Wright is huddling with doctors about a serious ear ailment Lisa Kirk will make her third guest appearance on Milton Berlc's TV show. Lisa's husband, Robert Wells, writes all her special material. He says: "fit's the only time I get to say anything." *. . * * Fire-haired Ariene Dahl didn't bat nn eyelash when I asked her vhnt she thought of mnvie critics. Arlcne has been getting the "beau- Iful-but-wooden" treatment from he fralcrinity." But she takes their "Ariene was mere decorative" line in stride. I've done seven pictures and Three I.tlfle Words' is the (irst of my career in which I do Ihe thinu dance, i'vr. had to play Sffttt, sac charlne heroines, just jirls in i story. 1 was so unimportant to the plot that it wouldn't have mattered if I had stood on my head." * + • There's no argument about it at 75 Years Ago Today Mississippi Couiuy's 1934 cotton crop fell about 11.000 bales short of that of 1933, according to Chester Daiiehower, Luxora, special representative of the census bureau In this county. Mr. Danehower re- member of his household was 'in dniiger. . .. • In short, the mere fact that you saw a burglar climbing out of"; a" window with all your silver and Jewelry- wouldn't entitle you to shoot at him. If you wounded" a burglar under those circumstances, you were for It, my lad, under the stern English law. Shooting Is Not Sporting ! Actually I've heard an English ' ex-convict argue that It isn't sport- •'. Ing for a householder to shoot at an unarmed thief. One must admit there's something in that claim. I suspect- that the demand for) revival.of flogging Is based on th circumstances which made _ relatively free of crimes of'violence.' The law doesn't want to see the police and the underworld armed, for that means war and bloodshed. Furthermore, once an armed underworld has been created, and the custom of carrying guns has been established, it is difficult for the authorities to wipe out the evil. America knows that. Flogging of course has been used for punishment In many lands since time immemorial." So far as concerns England tbe need for it decreased until it wasnt'often necessary to inflict it, one reason being that the law was on. the books and evil doers m . . . ports that 130.052 bales were gin- "'ere afraid. Now the lord chief justice sa ss he believes the abolish- • I proper safety play that will brine ionic the contract. On the opening.lead of the ten of diamonds, the queen is played Irom dummy. East goes up with the ace ana declarer has to trump with the seven of hearts. Now declarer cannot take it for granted that the trumps are going lo break well. He must guard he make the contract, even il they] ned and are to be ginned in this country from the 1934 crop. As a result of rain yesterday and last night, which averaged more than an inch over the Big Lake watershed, • Ihe fight to hold the Big iinke-Litlle River levees is entering upon its most critical phase,' John W. Meyer, engineer for Drainage District n said thLs morning. 13." The National Trucking * AQ65 W A J 8 7 * None *AQ 10932 Safety-Play Series—Neilher vul. South Wot North Fast 1 4. Pass 1 * Pass 2 + ' Pass 2 » Pass 2 » Pass 6 V Pass Opening—* 10 23 and queen of clubs cashed. four hearts, two ruffs, the king of diamonds and three clubs — 12 tricks" for his contract. ment of flogging has'bred violence. Epidemic Is Problem The question of how to handle this epidemic, type of crime presents a great problem to many countries. There Is a tendency to blame the development of this violence on the war. Undoubtedly war has had •» terribly bad Influence, but that is-, far from being a complete answer. : It seems like our "present day way of life and thought need a scientific and spiritual overhaul. I The blue whale Is the largest spe^t |cies of whal* . . Hardy Horse Aniwer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted is the 9 Mountain in Greece 13 Interslieed M Hammer head - 15 Scottish sheepfold 16 Goddess of peace 3 Looked obliquely nors( . 4 Behold! 5 Hodgepodge 6 Caution 7 Goddess of infatuation 8 Oriental coins 9 Opera (ab.) 10 Harsh HGunloch catch29 Allowance for 44 Diamond- Association is circulating photos o Adele Jergens wllh the warning: "Curves are beautiful—but dangerous." • . » • Sound of the week: Mitzl Green leading a community song fcst at 2 ajn. at a popular steak house. local cafe. The ladies' power room is plainly marked: "Girls' Gossip Room." McKENNEY ON BRIDGE By William E. McKenney America's Card Authority Written for NBA Service ft Never Pays To Trust to Luck •To count your tricks In today's hand Involves slightly complicated mathematics. Nevertheless, If you win take the time lo visualize the possibilities, rather than trust, lo . ..... „. „ „ „ , . . . Red race department: Henry luck, it Is not difficult to make the break badly? He already has shortened himself down to three trumps | by ruffing a diamond. If he plans to nut a club in I dummy, he wUl have only -three. I trumps left Ihcre; and if one of the opponents has four trumps, they are sure to make a trump trick. Declarer's first play should be I a spade to dummy, finessing the I queen. East will win this trick with tne klnf. and a spade return Is as tale as anything else. This declarer 1 should win in dummy with the ace, and now he should not lead a trump. He should play, the four of diamonds and trump It with the eight I of hearts. If he Is looking ahead and counting his tricks, he will sec thai he can discard dummys' losing seven of diamonds and the fourth i spade on his ace and queen of clubs. I Having trumped the diamond,! South should cash the ace and jack I of hearts, then lead a small club to dummy's king The king and queen of hearts pick up West's remaining trumps, declarer discard-1 Ing two small clubs. •The Vring of diamonds should I Ihen be cashed and another losing 1 club discarded. Next a spade Is played from dummy, won by declarer wllh the jack and the ace 1 18 Tanking vessel« Social insects waste 13 Demesne farm'" Babylonian 35 ^™"« 21 Sv;ords deit y vegelables 23 Daybreak «° Pedal d'*' 1 38 Short * 1e * p fcomb Lm) « Gamblin, 37 Narrow inlet ?4Svmbolfor wager 38 Uncover crbTum 25 Jumps on one 41 Woody plant 25 Conceal foot * z Cosmic order 27 Canvas shelter^ To Ihe insidt 43 All right 30 Preposition 28 Midday (coll.) 31 Correlative of either 32 Pint (ab.) 33 Whirlwind 34 Presently 37 Dwarf animal 39 Symbol for sodium 40 This breed originated Scotland 41 Camera sland 45 Keltledrum W River (Sp.) 50 Australian marsupial 52 Hail! 53 Sicilian volcano 55 Makes ready 57 Direclion 58 Ocean-going vessels cutter's cupf 45 On Ihe sheltered side 46 Bark of paper mulberry 47 Asseverate 48 Not as much 51 Skill 54 Near 86 Parl of "be" VERTICAL 1 Raiment 2 Scop* 18 S7 15

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