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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 6, 1950
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MCB BIT BLTTTTEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURTKR NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER OT5WS CO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publtalwf A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Represent*UVM: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphii. Entered as wcond clasa matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1917. Member of The AaeocUted Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier ten'Ice ia maintained, 25c per week, : By mall, within a radius of 50 miles 15.00 per year. »2.50 for sut months, 11.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile lone, »12.50 per year payable Ln advance. Meditations And the Ix>rd said unto him, I hav* heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hmct made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eye< and mine heart thall be there perpetually.—I Kings 9:3. « » • When once thy foot enters the church, b« bare. God Is more there than thou: for thou art there Only by His permission. Then beware, And make thyself all reverence and fear.— Herbert. Barbs To err is human—but when your eraser wean out before your pencil does, look outl *. * * Anyone ran be proud of makini hii mark— except when it's In red Ink. « - * » ' Crime Is .caused by glands, says a scientist. With second-story men, it must be monkey glands. • * ' « To much dancing i> likely to affect the heart, according to a doctor. Too much sitting out 1« lure to! • • • . : Hard luck is what other people bore you with spouting off about. Mississippi and Oklahoma 'Nation's Wettest States Statistics on federal tax stamps re'.' veal that Mississippi and Oklahoma are the "wettest" states in the nation. At first reading, this may appear to be an incongruous statement,'government' figures notwithstanding. After all, these two states are the only ones in .the nation that are "dry." They are "dry" because state laws make them so. That's what the law books say. But are Mississippi and Oklahoma really "dry?" They are not. Liquor flows as freely in these states as it does in any other state. Mississippi has even eschewed all hyprocrisy in the matter. That state takes in nearly $15,000,000 a year in "black market taxes" on whiskey sold there. One city—Yazoo City—has an agreement with bootleggers whereby they are free to operate if they each pay the city §100 a month. An Associated Press story distributed Sept. 21 contained revealing figures as to the "dryness" of Mississippi and Oklahoma. This story quoted an Internal Revenue Bureau report that in the 12 months ended June 30 it had sold 2,064 retail liquor dealer tax stamps in Mississippi. A total of 9<!3 of these $27.90 tax stamps were sold in Oklahoma in the same period by this federal agency. In addition, the bureau sold 56 of its $110 tax stamps for wholesale liquor dealers in Mississippi. Fn Oklahoma, -14 of these wholesale tax stamps were purchased. fn the number of federal retail liquor dealer stamps sold, Mississippi outranked 24 "wet" states. Oklahoma outranked 12 "wet" in this respect. The story concluded with the limp explanation by a bureau official that the stamps are not "licenses" to sell whiskey, but are receipts evidencing payment of federal taxes. And who but a bootlegger, who needs no "license " would have any earthly reason for paying these federal taxes in a so-called : "dry" state?" The "dry" forces who are thrashing about wildly in their efforts to sell the voters of this state on prohibition have steadfastly ignored conditions in Arkansas' supposedly sober neighbor stales Arkansas "drys" not only want prohibition in this stale, but they want a law that permits everyone to have a quart of whiskey that can be obtained only from bootleggers. again, we would like Id attempt to penetrate the fog of hysleria atid emotionalism surrounding the Drys' charges that the Wets oppose prohibition for purely selfish reasons. In regard to our stand on the matter, we would like to make it .clear that our opposition to unworkable prohibition does not mean we fas'or the results of excessive use of liquor. We are not, as the Drys imply, in favor of the broken homes, traffic deaths and crimes which are traceable to excessive USD of liquor. We condemn those who attempt to drive while drunk as thoroughly ns would any Dry. But we are unalterably opposed to prohibition as the solution to any of the problems of excessive use of liquor because in ncUmlity it is no solution nt, all. Rather we espouse the cause of temperance and moderation, cciilmng that this is a moral issue which can be resolved only by education and loader- ship—much of which could be provided by agencies now fighting to return to the bootleg era. t • Prohibition that merely shifts the sale of liquor from legally-controlled business to the bootlegger can hardly be regarded as a solution to any of the problems the use of alcohol involves. Views of Others Political Control Cripples Cotton Sen. Tom Coinmliy says that Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan's. restriction of cotton exports favors the spinning Industry to the disadvantage of the farmers. Tills is the truth, but not the whole truth. The whole government program of controls also favors the foreign cotton growers and tile producers of both natural and synthetic comijcting fabrics to the disadvantage of the cotton farmers. Looking at the record of cotton crop control to date, we find the following results indisputable. First, it has given the farmer a momentarily higher price but robbed him of most of the benefits of It by inflating the purchasing ixiwer of the dollar through similar moves favoring other minority groups. Second, It has Increasingly encouraged all manner of competition with cotton in such a way that more and more artilicial stimulous must be Injected into the cotton growing industry in order to maintain even a semblance of higher value, for example, Texas cotton normally sells on a parity with, or a little above, Mexican cotton. Since the recent order of the Department of Agriculture, Texas cotton has dropped $20 a bale and -Mexican cotton has increased $40. The same boost In price of foreign cotton has been general. The American taxpayer—and the American cotton farmers-are paying through the nose tJ encourage foreign production of cotton Third, it Is largely offsetting the good results being obtained in cotton growing, marketing and spinning research such as Is being carried on by the Texas Cotton Research Committee. The present crisis in the southern cotton industry comes fro mofflcial blundering almost without parallel. And the blundering has been done primarily by people in authority who know little about the cotton industry. It appears that the cotton Industry of the South is headed for extinction, despite some sound economic and scientific achievements to preserve It, unless something Is done to reverse " the trend of political control. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So You Don't Vote Yon took a look at your tax bill the other da.y, didn't you? And you didn't like it. You don't like controls. You don't like too much on down payments. What you hear Congress docs Irks your soul. What the Legislature has done gripes yon, too. You can gripe, but what docs that get you? You are the government when you vote. If you don't vote, don't complain. Your negligence is rcs|>onsible, or, if you do vote, your failure to use your Intelligence. Come Nov. 7, vote! study the men and issues. Vote what Is best for your city, county, state, nation. Then—vote I —DAI LAS MORNING NEWS So They Say I hove three sons, and when each was 10, Dick looked like the worst ballplayer of the lot. 1 hoped one of my sons would follow in my footsteps but I never thought it would be Dick. —George Sisler, baseball star of yesteryear. * * * We liave tried every other method to build the peace. . . . We must now make it clear to any aggressor that aggression carries with It their certain destruction,—Assistant Secretary of State Dean Husk. * » « It Is because of these memories (of World War II German atrocities) that I have decided to offer one of my good eyes to any American soldier who , lost his eyesight during the war. —Ex-Nazi soldier Walter !>opp, now living in France. .* » « You can't fight communism delicately. To the bleeding hearts who object to McCarthy's methods, I want to say it's been a rough, bare-knuckled fight and I want to tell all of them that It's going lo continue to be a bare-knuckle Job.— Sen. Jiiseuh McCarthy. The Return of the Prodigal Son ' Peter Edson's Washington Column — Struggle for Survival Continues Stassen has eliminated himself by talking too much. Governor Dewey's stock was never lower, and he says he Is no longer In the race. But Dewey, Governor reter Kelson Warren of California and Senator Taft of Ohio were still candidates for office in the 1950 election. Winners in these trial heats will be marked men, by the mere process of elimination of the unflttest. Best Man Doesn't Always Win Why candidates with the greatest ability sometimes go down to defeat before lesser men is always a great political riddle. In the Ohio Senatorial race, for Instance, it has frequently been said that Democrat Joe Ferguson did not measure up to the qualifications ot Republican Robert A. 'raft. An analogy given by some Democrats Is: "Well, Joe McCarthy couldn't measure up to the qualifications of young Bob LiiFollettc in Wisconsin, and Kenneth Wherry couldn't measure up to the qualifications of George Nor- rts in Nebraska. Nevertheless, Carthy and Wherry won." Mc- term elections for U.S. senator In 10 key states, from 1928 to 1946. It shows five states leaning Democratic, five Republican. Colorado — 242.000 185.000 Republican. Democratic, Iowa—452,000 Democratic. 414,000 Republican. Maryland — 300,000 Democratic 190.000 Republican. Missouri — 789,000 Democratic, Gsn.OOO Republican. New York.^2,261,000 Democratic 2,217,000 Republican. Connecticut — 325,000 Republican 306,000 Democratic. Indiana—769,000 Republican, 758,000 Democratic. Ohio—1,275,000 Republican 1172 000 Democratic. Nebraska — 262,000 Republican, 179,000 Democratic. Pennsylvania —1,766.000 Republican, 1,512,000 Democratic. A Strange Situation Women of both political parties go through a lot of motions to get out the feminine vote. But one of the strangest developments In American politics is that the Introduction of women's suffrage -was accompanied by a reduction In the percentage of eligible voters going to the polls. In 1016, last year that the men voted alone, 71 per cent of Utah, W. Virginia Boost Best Vote Record! Participation of voters In OS elections varies widely from state to state. That's why results were so hard to predict this year. It- all depends on who got out the voters In what states. Poll lax laws, of course, keep down the vote In the South, sometimes resulting In elections being decided by as low as 10 per cent 'of the adult population. Presence of only one strong party, with little or no opposition and no doubt about the outcome, also keeps down the vote. States with the best turnouts on record — in the 1944 elections—were Utah and West Virginia with 83 per cent. Illinois with 82 per cent. Indiana and South Dakota with 81 per cent and New Hampshire with 80 per cent. s The Pressure's On Pressure on the Federal Reserve Board to mortify Its new Regulation W, restricting credit buying on automobiles and home appliances, has been terrific. Practically all dealers making time payment sales have been earning a lot of money. Through trade associations, they have been contributing heavily for campaigns to have credit restrictions eased. Favorite device has See EDSON on Page 11 IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKTNE JOHNSON NKA Staff Cnrrgspondrnt HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Movies Without POJKOU: It's a great duy for ducks, porpoises and Esther Williams on Warners' "Operation Pacific" set. The sound stage has been hocus-pocus- ed into a slice of cccan for a scene which John Wayne and his submarine crew rescue children tmd nuns from a South Sea island thnt's not fit for even Dorothy Latnour to "nhabit. Stories are better than ever and so nre movie illusions. Clouds begin to float on the hnrk-j drops ami wave machines Mart < grinding away. Within a feu- sec-j oiids I he mock .sen is a ch timing maelstrom and (he car-splitting din sounds like >poutlay iiiglit at ;i j InimdromM. Wayne «nd his heroes of the I briny deep take off In rubber life! rafts with squealing .excited movie j moppets. Waves break over the ac- ' tors who paddle through the .spray and I hear a ringer for Butch Jenkins yell: "Gee whiz, this is bclfcr'n wMch- ig television any day.'* Kids Toxiglicr Than Mules? Director Arthur Lubin, who zoomed a mute Into the star class of Lassie in "Francis," us directing Independent producer Bob Stillman's "Queen for R Day" nt a rented home in Reseda, Calif. The picture knits three short stories to- j gether and the sequence that is being shot is an adaptation of Fr.ith Baldwin's "The Gossamer World." Phyllis Avery, D.irrcn McGavin, and movie moppet Rudy Lee are | the principals In a domestic scene. A prcka?c containing nn electric Uraln Is delivered to the and Hudy Is called upon to express childish delight. Director Lubln warns Rudy to! stnp acting ond be hinuelf and i then sighs: j "1 don't know wlilrh Is tougher! to direct—mules or children.' 1 "J Doris Day's got the giggles a couple of sound stages away on the j "Lullaby of Broad\v?y" set. f Maybe Ruby Keo1cr T Joan Blon- i dell and Qfnger Rogers couldn't i hold back the tee-hecs, either, afl- r er emoting In backstage dressing rooms for the umpteenth time back in the days when Warner Bros, was making such lindcrstucly-the-star epics ns "Forty-Second Street." Anyhow. Doris is cutting up and that's a cue for some high Jinks from the rest of the company. Davltl Butler, the director, calls for a rehearsal. Instead of Gene Nelson, Doris' Icartlni; man, walking through a door,. Sieve Cochran rushes In and tosses off Gene's lines. Steve isn't in the picture. Doris Just about busts a blood vessel laughing. Butler laughs, too, but immediately snaps on nn expression that I translate as: "The audience' should only laugh ns much when they see this pic- lure." Real Rescue for Red 'Richard Rober, Dick Simmons and Henry Morgan {not the radio comic )are enacting a keyscene tn Harry Popkin's hush-hush drama of racial prejudice, "Deep Is the Well," over at Motion PfcUire Center. This is the picture that closely parallels the Kalhy Piscus case In its climatic scenes of a five-year- old Negro girl trapped In a well. The racial tensions set off by the child's disappearance vanish into thin nlr as the townspeople pitch tn to rescue her. As the sheriff, Robcr questions Morgan on the girl's whereabouts. Dick Simmons and other actors who portray members of Rober's staff join In the grilling. I leave as the make-rip man steivs In for a private scene of his own that moviegoers never see. He delicately applies (he powder puff In the selmozzcs of the (ough, relentless officers of the law. New, Orleans reader. "Obviously we shouldn't reach a slam, but \ve can't think of a logical way to avoid It." This is nn Interesting hand and an Interesting problem. There is a way for good players to explore siam possibilities on hands of this type without getting to unmakable slams. When North bids three clubs he is clearly making a cue-bid. He may have the ace of clubs and he mas- be void of clubs. (In the actual hand, South has the ace of clubs nnd therefore knows that bis partner is void of the suit: but North cannot be sure that his partner win be able to read the situation.) North cannot, of course, have a real club suit. If he did, he would double two • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALT) .TACOnV Written for NEA Service Cue-Bidding Can Be a Real Help "We got Into n jam on [he bidding of Ihli hand," confesses « (DEALER) t * A K 10 G 2 A 85 V A 73 t A6 + KQJ8 72 VB » KQ109542 N W E S 45 VQJ954 2 * 83 4 10943 *QJ974 North 1 » 4N.T. 6* Pass ¥K 106 « J7 + A65 E-W vul E"t South W>rt P^S5 1 4 2 A Pass 3 A p n j s Poss 5 • p ass Pass Pass Double Pass Pass ' Opening lead— ^ A clubs for penalties Instead of bidding three clubs. When North bids four no-trump nl his next turn, he is asking how many aces South has (Blackwood Convention). It Is clear he could have done so without first going to the trouble of bidding three clubs. Why, then, did he first make that bid! There can be only one answer: He wants to show that there are no losers In clulxs nnd that he Is Interested only In the aces of the other three suits. If South reads this message, he must give the negative response of five clubs, showing no ace outside of clubs. Tt was a mistake to bid five diamonds, showing one nee, Wllh this sort of understanding, North can con.Jlcntly bid ft slam TtONPAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1950 Rican Radicals Are Small Minority Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for N'EA Sendee During the past &0 years or so a great many new methods have been developed for examining the hu- nmn body and Its various organs. The simple methods which have been used almost as long as medicine tins been a profession Involve the use of the doctor's own senses. They include what the doctor can see, what he can feel, what he can tell by thumping (which Is used most commonly on the chest), and what he can hear—usually through an Instrument called" the stethoscope. All these methods are still used by the physician, and are invaluable In making > diagnosis. Medical students are given long Instruction in using their 'senses in these ways, and the really talented and experienced physician develops an almost uncanny skill .in using his senses. To these time-tested methods or physical examination there have been added a large number of special tests which aid the" physician In making his diagnosis, deciding on the treatment, and following the results of the treatment. One of the most Important of these Is the X-ray, which aids in so many ways. Practically no one tries to set a bone unless an X-ray has been made. The X-ray helps to make a diagnosis of tuberculosis earlier than almost any other method. It Is used In the study of ulcer of the stomach and other disorders of the Intestinal tract. The physical examination today is not complete unless the blood pressure has been taken with the aid of an instrument, and unless samples of blood and urine have been obtained from the patient, looked at under the microscope and subjected to certain special tests. At least three tests are applied to the blood: counting the white cells, counting the red cells, and testing the iron in the blood for anemia. Minimum tests of the urine include Its examination • for pus, for sugar diabetes) A and for abnormal protein (usually a sign of Bright's disease). In addition to these routine ' studies both blood and urine can be tested in many other ways for various chemical disturbances. Other Tests Available The physician has a great many other ingenious instruments and tests which he can utilize if the symptoms of the patient Indicate that they are needed. A few of these may be mentioned: the electrocardiograph for the study of the heart, the basal metabolism for the study of the thyroid, examination of the spinal fluid for the study of the nervous system, and a new instrument for recording the brain waves which Is useful in epilepsy and other disorders of the brain. , Just this brief mention of a few of the new methods of diagnosis which are now available show how much progress has been made in medical science, and how much better treatment can be received by the patient today than by his ancestors. day by registration of that counljji I voters for a constitutional referell' dum. ' Hard on Animals ST. CATHARINES, Ont. <AP) -^ Foggy weather in the Niagara Peninsula has proved hard on the small animal population. Hazep McAndrew, a bus driver, counted 37 skunks lying dead on the highway one morning recently, as well as three or four rabbits. By DeWITT AP Forelrn Affair* Analyst The utter madness of the Idea that assassination of President Truman would benefit Puerto Rico politically is being emphasteed to- Thai referendum, which is to be held next year, Is to decide whether the people will accept President Truman's offer to let them frame their own constitution. It's only four months since he signed the bill granting the island the right to make Its own constitution—that Is to write Its own ticket of Independence. Senseless Radical plot As long as five years ago the Puerto Rlcans were advised that they could have their absolute independence If they wanted it. Yet we see the tragic fruition of a savage and senseless plot of assassination which has its roots in the minds of radical Puerto RIcan Nationalists egged on by Communists. . ' These are facts which Americans should recognize In judging the sit nation. The Nationalists are not a strong party and the Communists may have made themselves felt In the attempt to murder the President and in the bloody thou-h, short-lived revolt which the Nationalists touched off last Monday Many observers take the view that the small but active Communist group In Puerto Rico Inspired both the upheaval and the attempt on President Truman's life. This might not be difficult, because the Nationalist membership includes a considerable number of malcontents whose grievances aren't polltist! but are born of hatreds InvoKM race and color. There are few mote bitter grounds of conflict than these Foriunes Unkert With U.S. The vast majority of Puerto Rlc- ans have no truck with the separatists and certainly not with tha Reds. The majority most definitely do not want to cut loose from the United states. They fully recognlza that they don't possess the economic or physical strength to look after themselves. They recognize that their fortunes are linked with those of America. .-However, it has been made clear to them that if at any time they change their minds, they can go out on their own. Nobody Is holdinz them in servitude. The revolt and the attempted assassination have resulted In » sweeping clean-up of Nationalist and Communist Party lenders in Puerto Rico. Among those arrested are Pedro Albizu Carnpos, Nationalist president; Cecil ^Amlrcu Iglesias, Communist president; Juan Santos niv- era, Communist 'Party secretary and Saez Corales, president of trie General Union of Workers, which Governor Luis Munoz Marln chfife nr^* acterlzes as a Communist fron Meantime, unless there Is some change of program, the registration of .voters for the projected constitutional referendum will take place. America's action in granting Puerto Rico the right to make its own constitution has been hailed by Governor Luis Munoz Marin as the beginning of "new relations with the United States." if South shows an ace; and can bid a grand slam if South shows two aces. If South shows no nee (as he should have, in the actual hand) North stops at five spades. These hands don't come up very often, but they count for a lit of points when they do occur. Ifi wise to remember that when either partner makes n cue-bid, a later bid of four no-trump asks for aces outside of the cue-bid suit. State Banner 75 Years Ago Today Miss Bonnie Lynn Wheeler, daughter of Mr .and Mrs. Elza Wheeler, and Mr. James Sanders, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. K. Sanders, were married Sunday in a ceremony performed at Caruthersville, Mo. The Rev. Mr. Meyers, pastor of the Methodist church, read the services at six-o'clock in the evening at his home. A group of ladies who have been meeting occasionally for bridga games have formed a bridge club to be known as the "Town and Country bridge club", which Is to meet each Tuesday arternS Members are: Mmes. C. C. L.i«J ton, Outhrie King, James Hill Jr., C. F. Tucker, George M. Lee. Joseph W. Parker and James B. Clark. 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