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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE ETGHT OOTTRTE* HEWi THB BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS ca H. W. HA1NES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINE8. Aulrtut PubUih*r ' A, A. FREDRIOKSON, Editor PAULD. HUMAN, Adrertliinc Macager Sol* N»Uon»l Advertising Representative*: Wtllwa Wltmer Co. New York. Chicago, Detroit, AtluU, Mtmphi*. Entered *M wcond clus miner at the pott- efflot at Blytheville, Arkaoiu, wider act of Con, October 9, It 17. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By curler la the city of Blylhevllle or an; •uburban town where carrier service 1* main* Ulned, J*o per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles *5.00 per yew, IZ.S0 for sbc months, H.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile «one, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Behold, happy Is the nun whom God corrected: therefore despise not thou the chistenlnf «/ the Almighty: For he nuketh sore, ind blnd- cth up: he noundeth, and his handi make whole. —Job i:17, 18. * * * Heaven is not always angry when he strikes, ' But most chastises those whom most he likes. —John Pom fret. Barbs '.' Any man can prove he has good sense by say- Ing you have. * * • An lUlnoU (own has a war on igaimt drinking ftt dances. Ij that what makes modern youlh dance that way? * t • An optimist Is most any fellow who is foolish enough to lend money to relatives. * * * Northerner* don't envjr racetrack fans down •oulh who go crazy with (he heats. * * *. On Saturday nights, when you put too much Into them the goblets will get you if you don't watch out. Excess Profits Tax Law Has Little Anti-Inflation Value It's generally accepted that when Congress returns it will lay the groundwork for more new taxes All signs point to an excess profits lax, which the majority of lawmakers appear to regard as politically necessary in a time of trjal; 1 .•:•"( •.;,-.. . •* ... Some words of warning against that kind of tax were uttered the other day, .but they probably came too late to make much of an impact. They came from Beardsley Ruml. New York corporation tax expert, and from Dr. Harley Lutz, who prepared a tax study for the National Association of Manufacturers. In a good many quarters, of course, any spokesman with the NAM stamp is automatically a "black reactionary" not worth listening to. And Ruml probably doesn't enjoy much better standing in such circles. Fair-minded Americans, however, consider arguments from every source] and try to measure them on their merits. In this instance, both Lutz and Ruml have concluded that the excess profits tax is unworkable and inequitable. They base their conviction not upon theory but upon the country's past experience with the levy. The recent period of World War II provides perhaps the fullest test. The chief problem with the tax is how to siphon off earnings definitely attributable to war or defense production without hurling growing businesses Many firms, not directly benefited by military orders, may nevertheless enjoy higher profits in a crisis period because of the natural development of their business. An excess profits lax almost certainly will penalize that growth. Because it is so dificult to write a fair law, all sorts of loopholes are permitted to accommodate hardship cases. If the proponents of the tax think this is a piddling problem, it might be well to remind them that 22,000 individual hardship cases born of World War II days are still unsettled. Moreover, Ruml and Lutz are convinced such a levy promotes waste and extravagance in business, since many businessmen will choose to spend extra sums on advertising, unwise plant expansion and even useless frills- rather than report higher earnings. The result, they say, is a boost for inflation. One may rightly question the concern for the public interest of men who respond to the tax this way. But there's no way to stop them. And since one gual of higher taxes is to prevent inflation, an excess profits levy seems something less than perfect for the job. Lutz, and presumably Ruml, too, are not arguing against increasing taxes, in hii itudy Lutz luggeet* that a b«tt«r job will be done merely by hiking regular corporate taxes. He layi thig will produce a »ur« revenue, help curb inflation and avoid the unequaf effects of the excess profits measure, Congress may be in no mood to consider this alternative. But at the very least il should compel the advocates of the excess profits tax to show how it can be applied fairly and effectively. Judging from the record, that's a pretty heavy burden of proof to carry. Boxcars Remain in Scant Supply A shortage of railroad cars is one of the worst bottlenecks right now in the American economy. Experts figure we're short nn average of 35,000 cars a day. It was 39,000 during the critical August weeks of the Korean campaign. At this time a high percentage of available freight cars must be diverted to handle the 4,000,000 bushels of U. S. wheat still on the ground. This means that other materials are piling up at the factory or mine rail head. One copper mine in Arizona, for instance, is said to have ?<1 million worth of copper awaiting shipment. Railroad car building apparently has been outpaced by our 1950 economy. Rail lines and car manufacturers should confer jointly at an early date to work out a vitally needed remedy for this dangerous situation. Views of Others One Man Out Tuesday, for the last time, Arkansans elected seven Congressmen, In 1952, under the reappor- tlonment made necessary by the 1950 census, the House delegation will be cut to six members. The job of reducing Arkansas' present seven districts to six falls in the lap of the 1951 legislature. It is no easy task, for one of the present incumbents will have to be eliminated by voluntary withdrawal or defeat at the polls In 1952. And the re-shuffling of counties within a congressional district, of course, may easily affect a congressman's chances of being re-elected. But If the legislature fails to act the situation will be far worse. This would mean that all six congressmen would have to run at large, each waging a statewide campaign in very unfamiliar territory. And in all probability »uch a race would,, be wide-open, with a large field of hopefuls taking the chance of sliding into one of these important offices in the resulting confusion. The .Legislative Council has several plans for reapportionment under study, and undoubtedly there is some fancy political wrestling going on behind the scenes. Whether the Council can bring forth a plan that will satisfy • majority of the congressmen seen. And this Is a, matter of prime importance because, political ties being what they are, it is doubtful that • redistrlcting plan actively opposed by most members of the delegation could be passed in the legislature. The fact Is that redistrlcting had been needed for a good many years before the 1950 census forced the issue. The present districts are badlv unbalanced population-wise, and are far from satisfactory from a geographical standpoint. The Ideal, of course, is a congressional district that embraces a proportionate share of the population and is made up of counties with common geographic and economic interests. The Idea) Is very probably impossible of attainment, for nhy- sical as well as political reasons, but il is still worth shooting at. We hope the Legislative Council has its sights trained on it and to prepared to bring forth its own plan soon. Time is running out. —ARKANSAS GAZETTED So They Say The Asiatic doesn't know what democracy Is. But all we're giving him are slogans. We have to give him food and the tools of peace—what the Commurists promise but don't provide,— Union chief Walter Reuther * * • There Is so much truancy at the beginning of the hunting season that some of the schools have to be closed. It is not fair to the boys. If they stay in class their elders get all the game. If they skip school . . . they break down respect for rules.—High school principal A. B. Gorsuch. * » « We, all of us. have got to bring to the waging ol the peace the same energies of mind and Body that we brought to the wagjng of the war.—Paul Hoffman, former Marshall Plan head. * + * Everyone will be watching how ne lake adversity. It's a real lest of real people to be able to lose like champions.—Notre Dame football coach Frank Leahy, alter his team's first loss in V) sanies. * + * It was the men out there on the slopes . . who won this victory. They died ima.ue.suon- lugly, uncomplainingly.—Gen. Douglas MacArthur. ' » • • We do not want, we abhor a general war. but prudence, our national existence, demands lhat «e b* prepared. Thst we be ready as if we expected It. That il the best guarantee.—Adm. William r. Hoi**?. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER », 1M« The Ignition Key IL Peter Edson's Washington Column — Warped' Mind in Puerto Rico Is Linked to Assassination Plot WASHINGTON (NEA) .— The crazy attempted assassination of President Truman is wrapped up ill the warped life story of Pedro Albizu Canipos. He Ls head of the Puerto R 1 c 1 a n Nationalist party and sell-styled President of the Republic of Puerto Rico. A note signed by Pedro i Albizu Cam pos j telling . him to! "assume leader- Peter Edjon ship of the movement" in the US.* was. found on the body of Grisclo Torresola, the assassin who was shot dawn by police on Blair House steps. Pedro Albizu Campos was born in Ponce, Puerto Rico, in 1891. His! mother, named Albizu. was Negress, j The father was white or predominately white and was a man of I some means. For a number of years he refused to allow the boy to go by the name of "Campos." Pedro Albizu added it himself when he grew up. The boy was unusually bright. Though he earned a few centavos for his mother aa a shoe shine boy at a time when few Puerto Ricans could afford shoes, he got an education. The mayor of Ponce took an Interest in him and sent him to University of Vermont. Later he went to Harvard. Racial considerations never bothered him in the North at these colleges. When World War I broke out, Pedro Albizu Campos became Imbued with an idea. Psychbanalists today would probably call it a fixation. He wanted to figrt Germans and go kill the Kaiser. He enlisted in the U. S. Army, went to officers' training camp and came out. a first lieutenant. The Army, however, classed him as col- ored or mullato. Instead of sending him to Germany, he was sent (o Panama with a labor battalion. He served out the war in command of colored troops that dug ditches. Life Took a Bad Twisl From Here That experience is believed to have warped the man's whole life. From the standpoint of heredity, a case could be made that there was an unstable element in his parentage, and that was responsible. Anyway. Pedro Albizu Campos was given an honorable discharge at the end of the war. He went back to Harvard and won his law degree In 1321. That year he married a Peruvian woman and went back to Puerto Rico to live. They now have three children. Politics is a major sport in Puerto Rico. Pedro Albizu Campos soon gob into politics. He jained the Union Party. He left It abruptly because S«e EDSON Page 16 IN HOLL YWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — fNEA) — Londoners are wondering what will happen when MOM assigns Stewart Granger to ?allop across the plains on a speeding slced. Several years ago. a British newspaperman accused Granger of using a double in his ridin; scenes and the star countered by inviting the press to his farm to prove that h* 1 could ride. \Yhilc pholn^r.iplicrs and reporters sloorl by. it | 5 told. r,ran?cr mounted a docile naj. walVctl (he beast slowly arouml the paddock, cllsmountrrl and said: "There!" Top brau at Warners Is looking puzzled sboui rumors of Jimmy Stewart, Hern Shriner and Arthur Godfrey as contenders for the star role In the Will Rogers blo;raphy Will. Jr., they Insist, will play the part. Aside to Rhonda Fteminn. and Wanda Hendrix. A Hollywood ascns Is peddling a gorgeous bionde named Wanda Fleming to the studios. Miriam Hopkins Is hatching mi plans to star in "The Br-tle?cd Heart" on the l/>ndon statre. That's the play Gloria Swanson ii-as slaied to do as a movie in Turkey. Tile Republicans are rooMnz up a big political future for Rokcrt Montgomery. They toycr! ullh the Idea of running him for m^vor of New York but decided he uotild he more useful a?ainsl FDR. jr., j n the nexl campaign. with Betty Grable and Rory Calhoun in Fox's "Meet, Me After the Show." • • • After "Tarzan's Peril." there may be a scries of all-monkey films starring Cheta. Suggested titles: "Simian's Rslnbow." "Ape Lincoln in Illinois." "The Chimplon." "An American Gorilla In the Philippine.'!." "The Apes of Wrath." 'A Chimp at Oxford." • • • Dick Wesson and Warners are quarreling about the root of all evil. He's the former mimic who does an imitation of Humphrey Bogart that Bogey could easily live without. . . . Marsha Hunt, whose latest Broadway play drew so-so notices. Is being hired back to Hollywood. . . . Spike Jones is still holding out, against a live TV show. He says that film Is the only way he knows to get a perfect video show. Here's How How to crash Hollywood Dept.: I.ce Tung Foo heard there was month's work for the role of a Chinese cook In RKO's "The Thing.' He arrived for an interview with Producer Howard' Hawks, bringing j with him a sumptuous Chinese dln- . ner Fie placed it on the producer's j desk, removed the napkin from the tray, stepped back while Hawks ! sampled the food and. said: j "T can act. too." I It won him a screen test and the j role. | Then he confessed that he had purchased the food at a nearby I Chinese restaurant. good thing, too. because if you squandered cards when winning ricks, you would lost most doubt- 'ul contracts. Nevertheless, it Is sometimes necessary to win a trick ns expensively as possible to keep from getting In your own way later on. Today's hand is a case in point. If West had opend a spade. South's hash would have been set- Lied very quickly. There would have been no play to avoid the loss of two spades, a diamond, and Ann Sheridan now hold.' Uir r r c . [ ord as the movie qucsn * hi has' collected the biggest ha? r,; | or , t ! from TV Add up each 55000 ir-t collected by Annie for ht-r video appearances and you c r :t a .vjrn that sounds Hkc her film =.-,hiy Fill's B.irlc A movie comeback S* fj7~-;r.e lor. Fifi D'Orjay. the ooh-ls-ls -pi'.firc of the early talkie era. Baric In ac- lion after a three-year rr'.irrrr^nt' as the wife of Ricky l.a rtk'.s. Fill! told me between shows a' L trie Bar' of Music: , " ! Fes nnl puhlecr iM frjr^rl sou. Ze publcrc, zej- rememhalre and lolf' you. Kc* those darn agenlt. 7,fy ire 1 it dubious one*. Thrf * rr* l,iV- a I revjrreclTon for me lo he bark r-m ! Hollywood. Keecl, I'm hark In IF. ' groove." j Character roles (or th» asses Fill? "Ccrtalnlcc. Keen my art. 1 laik ahout twenUc years .1^0 like mahd Women like an^.z^er womnn who. can look back twenice yearv" i It's not suppo'^rl to he Yr,'w\ ynl. but Rudy Valre. Fr'nnr \r, fhe tcrMa in CXccmbtr In • Juicy roll HouIInK Uuch line from Warner's "Breakthrough." which win semi the career* of John Ajfar an* David Brian soaring, comri when Danny Arnold tries to explain salami to * backwoods GI. "It's a Brooklyn corn pone, rjuips TJannjr, Ann Dvorak says she's blushing about her role as Ann Blylhe's mother in "Our Very Own." \she told me: "They made a blonde out of me and put thick padding all over my body. After I saw myself. I told Sam Goldwyn that he'd better Rive a contract for life because nobod; eKc would ever hire me." Pass Opening lead— • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWAt.n .tACOBf Written for NEA Service Cheap Trick Isn't Always a Bargain Vmir normal tendency Is to win » Utck M Ch4»4>ly M potilbl*. A club. However, there was no way lor West to know that the spade lead would be so much better :han the club. East also had a chance lo save the defense after he won the first trick with the ace of clubs. However, a spade return looked very dangerous to him. Moreover, there was the chance lhat his partner had opened a singleton club. He therefore returned a club at the second trick. Dummy won the second trick with Ihe queen of clubs and returned a low heart. When East showed out. South won with the king and considered matters afresh. He hoped to draw trumps In three rounds, discard a spade from dummy on the kin;, of clubs and then give up a diamond and a spade. This plan could not be followed, since all of dummy's trumps would have to be used to draw those held by West.. South therefore led the king of clubs at once, hoping that West could follow suit once more. Un- forlimalely for declarer. West ruffed—and . here wos where South had to be extravagant rather than ecoribmlcal. He had to ruff with dummy's ace of trump! That left two low trumps In dummy. He could leid back on« ol those low trumps to his own hand in order to load a diamond. WcM played low. ,ind dummy won wiUa th* queta of. duuaoud*. Tbtn GOP Victories Can Ice Fair Deal' Program By FRANCES M. UMAY venea In January. WASHINGTON, Nov. 9. (,P/--The election slash of Democratic strength In Congress threatened today to put on Ice—for at least two years—the remaining major portions of President Truman's "Fair Deal" domestic program. f The narrow margin of Democratic victory opened the way for a new coalition of Republicans and Southern anti-Truman Democrats which may promptly seize legislative control when the 82nd Congress con- Tilt DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service With nil the trouble and turmoil In the world It is easy to lose sight Southern antl.Truman Democrat* are put In the position where thej again may wield the balance of power in the House and Senate. In the past when Republican* were fairly close to numerical con- Irol, Southerners In the House often threw a bloc of 30 or more vote* to the support of the GOP leadership to defeat administration me««- ures. Lale returns from . yesterdar't elections, with its upsurge of >--—for Republicans and the tumbafc of Mr. Truman's top Senate eom! mand, gave Democrat* shaky control In both houses. In the Senate (heir margin wa* 49 to 47. With a few scattered House races still not decided, indications were that the majority there would be about 20 voles. The present Democratic majorities are 5! to 42 in the Senate and of the real progress which has been 259 to 163 In the House with -iv made toward conquering-some of vacancies and one American Labor the great diseases which have scourged the world since the dawn of history. Dr. K. P. Meyer, eminent epidemiologist and bacteriologist of Party member. He is Rep. Marcantonio ol New York, who was de featcd. The ejection returns raised 'quej- " —- about the lame duck session some of the problems which still exist. It is clear, he said, that the knowledge we possess must be applied on international lines If epidemics nre to be stamped ou.t at their source. Malaria, leprosy, plngue. and Influenza do not s'top at the 38th parallel or anv other line! Travel and wars ma'ke the problem even more difficult. Voltaire said long ago: "All that, we gained in the end by engaging in the Crusades was the leprosy." International cooperation aimed at the control of epidemic diseases has been gaining gradually. Meyer says that probably the first International action of this kind was in 1831 when a quarantine board was set up in Egypt to protect that country from plague-Infected ships arriving from other Mediterranean porUs. After the first world war cooperation took a big step forward because of the health section of the League of Nations. Perhaps it was in this field that the League came most close to success. At any rate when the United Nations was formed it did not prove too difficult lo set up promptly a new international health group called the World Health Organization. "Hie Four" of Disease Meyer considers that cholera plague, influenza, and smallpox are the Big Four epidemic diseases which require the most extensive worldwide cooperation. Cholera is practically non-existent In North America but during the last century it swept Europe live times, each tune entering by way of Egypt. That this did not happen ngnin in 1947 Is probably due. to international cooperation in preventive medicine Plague is a constant threat since it smoulders constantly in several is lo areas of the world. The job prevent its breaking out and „ eliminate these areas as sources of danger. For influenza little can oel done until more Is known about the disease, but smallpox can be slamp- ed out as has been done so effectively In North America. About Hit Lame Duck Will the administration, before the newly-elected Congress takes over in January, attempt to press through some more of Mr. Truman's "Fair Deal" program? There isn't much time. What will be done about taxes. In the lame duck session? What about a new and stronj- er rent control law? Perhaps the largest question i s; Will the new Republican power serve to strengthen or weaken > common, bi-pnrtisan foreign policy at a crucial Um4 when the world fears another war? The voters sent down In bit] defeat both of Mr. Truman's If ers In the Senate and returned Republicans. No one could say for sure how heavily the pendulum was swung bj Republican charges that the Democratic administration has been soft with Communists in government jobs, or to the OOP criticism of tht State Department's Par Easter* policy to the Korean War and the late Intervention by Chinese sol. dlers. Dlrksen Defeats Lucas Scot6 Wicns. the Senate Democratic leader, lost to Everett M. Dirksen. a former Republican member of the House. Francis J. Myers, next to Lucas In Senate leadership, .was defeated by Pennsylvania's Governor James H Duff. In California. Rep. Richard Nixon (Rl.who figured prominently In the House UnAmerican Activities Committee investigation of Alger Hiss, won over Rep. Helen Gahagan Douglas (D) for the seat now held by Senator Shertdan Downey (Di. In'-Idnho. 1 D. Worth Clark 'was beaten by Herman Welker <R). Clark had won over Senator Glen Taylor In tlie Democratic primer In UUI-. Wallace F. Bennett ~' dummy's remaining low trump hand and the last diamond could be returned towards dummy. Now West could not defeat the contract. If he ducked. South would lose no diamonds and could well afford to give up two spades. If West put up his ace of diamonds, dummy's king would be good later on and would afford South a spade discard. If dummy had ruffed with a low trump at the fourth trick (instead of with the ace), there would have been only one low trump in dum- hand then my. South could reach his for one diamond lead, but would be stuck in dummy. it would do him no good to lead diamonds from the dummy, and he would wind up losing two spades, a diamond, and a club. defeated Senator Elbert D. Thorn (D). Only in Missouri, the President's home >t-Uc. was a Republican member of the Senate defeated. There. Thomas C. Hcnnings, Jr., (D) ousted Senator Forrest C. Donnell (R). The bolt that struck the Senate Democratic leadership did not touch that in the House. 75 Years Ago Today Mr. and Mrs. R. L-. Porter plan to leave Monday for their home In Evansvlllc, Ind.. after spending several weeks here attending to business. They formerly lived here. Misses Chiquita and Doris Douglas who attend Hendrix colfege st Conway, arrived home Thursday, for the weekend. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Douglas, their parents, motored over for them. Mrs. Edgar Bormn won the price, a smock, at the Thursday Contract club, when Mrs. F. B. Joyner waa hostess. Expressive Monkey Answer to Previous Puzzli HORIZONTAL 55 Approach 1 Depicted monkey 9 It is native to Africa 13 Intersticed 14 Bacchanals' cry 15 Handles 16 Changes 8 12 months 9 Damper JO First woman 11 Painful 12 Trial 17 Musical note 22 Married. 24 Reiterate 25 In a line VERTICAL 1 Abash 2 Arrivals (ab.) 3 Born 4 Prcdders 5 Singing voice 6 Foundation 18 Electrical unit ? And (Latin) 19 Female deer 20 Rodent . 21 And (Latin) 2 2 Pronoun 23 Symbol (or erbium 25 Asseverate 27 Rots flax by exposure 30 Disencumbers 31 Golf teacher 32 Aged 33 Accomplishment 34 Period ot time 38 Race course circuit] 37 From 38 On time (ab.) 39 Hypothetical structural unit 41 Before 44 Hops' kiln 46 Measure ot urea 45 Grated 50 Ore-bearing nnfi in Minnesota 52 On the sheltered side 53 It's able lo make m«ny and other faclil 26 Corrupt 28 Snare 29 Drunkards 33 Floating wreckage 35 Retainer 39 Persia 40 River valley 42 Ancnt 43 Rim 44 Leave out 45 Half (prefix) 46 Encourage 47 Get up 49 Ocean 51 Associated chartered accountant (ab.) 54 Rupee* («b.)

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