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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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PAGE EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE' COURIER NEWS TH» COURIER MEWS CO. H. W. KAINB8, PuMUher KAARY A. HAINEB, AMUUnt Publliiur A, A. FREDRICKBON, Editor PAUL D. HUUAM. AdT«rtiiln« Uuu**r . Bel* N«Uon»J AdY«rti»ln« Wallu* Wltmer Co. New York, Chlc«o, DetroM, AtlinU, liemphi*. M <ccond clua nutter it th« poM- •tile* M JBlytherille, Aikinnii, under act of Con, October », 1817. Member o( Tb* Awoclited Prest SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In th« dtj of BlyihevDle or «nj 'suburban town when carrier tervlc« U maintained, 25o per week, • By mall, within i radius ol SO miles »5.00 pet y«r, JJ.50 for six months, |!.2S lor three monthi; bj mail outside 50 milt nne, 113.50 per ;eu payable In advance. Meditations Either nuke the tree ioori, and his fruit (ood; or else make the tree corrupt, and hit fruit corrupt: lor the iff* ii known by his fruit.—Mutt- hew 1Z:33, • ' •. * * * The thorns which I have reap'd are ol the tree ....'$• I planted—they have torn me—and 1 bleed] 1 should have known what Irult would spring from such a seed, ; —Byron. Barbs We have seen a lot of the new winter hats for 'm'lady—women's clowning glory. ' '. ' " * * + The first thing t« to for jotn ineetet li yank oof » hankr and keep other people from letting them. / ' •-•.••.•. '• - • » ' « ' Ixws of sleep ruins the complexion, says a beauty expert. Just like leaving the compact at home, girls I ',---...'''.--* * * : Inlellitehie Is the ability Is believe anyone who telbj you they cannot sing. : * t * Now Is not a bad time to start doing something you;il be thankful lor this coming Thanksgiving, x . . . ' ' Election Analysis Puts Moderates in the Saddle Looking ahead to the likely effects of the Republicans' triumph at the polls, j-ovi can conclude only that it was a victory of marked importance. •, .To b« sure, it \yas no landslide. The GOP feains of. five '11; S> Senate seats, , close to 30 House seats and seven governorships ran fairly near the expected off-year trend for the minority. It was nevertheless highly, significant for these reasons: • 1. Republicans mowed down President Truman's top Senate command. Stalwarts who fell included Lucas of Illinois, majority' leader; Wyer s of Pennsylvania, majority whip; Tydings of- Maryland,'chairman of the vital Armed Services.-Committee, and Thomas of Utah, chairman of the Labor-Committee and sponsor of Taft-Hartley repeal and the Truman health program. This means that from now to 1952 the President will have to entrust his legislative proposals to new and largely' untried leadership. And it's possible the battle for the top posts may leave some scars on the contestants. 2. By cutting Democratic margins from 12 to 2 in the Senate, the GOP virtually destroyed effective working control in that body. In the past, coalitions of southern Democrats and northern Republicans have often ganged up on Mr. Truman. Now | le 'H be lucky to get anything through except must appropriations, military measures and limited foreign aid. He's virtually stymied from here on. 3. Wherever tile campaign lapped strong fears of communism, either in government or elsewhere, the Republicans generally triumphed. On this issue l.vdmgs went down to defeat in Maryland, Rep. Helen Douglas in California, and to some extent Ihe Democratic nominees for the Senate in Indiana, Illinois, \\ isconsin and Utah. '!• The election results were a stiff blow to labor as a political campaigner. Labor's all-out drive to smash Senator Taft in Ohio collapsed completely as the GOP leader swept to victory by more than 430,000 voles, his best showing of all time. Elsewhere, labor's efforts produced mixed and inconclusive results. 5. Surprisingly, u,p Republican candidates across the nation ran well in Ihe big cities, normally rated heavily Democratic, Governor Uewey in i\ ew Vork City, Illinois' Sunalor-elect Dirksen in Chicago, the California nominees in Los Angeles and Taft in Cleveland, Cincinnati and other Ohio cities all dem- ostralcd great strength. Plainly, some major housecleaning i» In order in these eommunltm if regular Democratic organizations are to regain their former power and -efficiency, In Taft's case, his heavy eity vot« ean mean only that he captured « sizable block of labor votes despite all organized labor could do to deliver the vote to his opponent. The Tafl election is a story in itself, deserving of detailed itudy later. . 6, The heavy rural turn-out indicates Republicans were successful in stimulating farmer interest in the election, in spile of outward signs of apathy. But it isn't clear yet just how much the GOP benefiUed from this effort generally. All in all, the election did not give the Republicans s mandate to do anything for themselves. II did little to encourage their more extremely conservative elements, except perhaps in the field of Ked-chasing. Rut it did give them the strength to resist stoutly the other extremes as well. As it translates into power in Congress; this was a victory for moderates on both sides of the fence. once over lightly— Bj A, A. Krtdricksoa H may be that 1 lack an appreciation ol the finer things or because I lend to be somewhat cowed by progress that progresses faster than my grasp of it, but nevertheless I just can't get excited about the warming fret over technicolor television. CBS, the FCC and. RCA and oilier TV man. ufacturers are all knotted up in an alphabetical tggravation over adding the novelty of color to one of the most expensive forms of home-style entertainment since the introduction of penny- a-ixiint gin rummy. And BS the heat of battle Intensifies, so diminishes my interest in the whole noisy affair. In the light of somewhat more pressing problems of Ihis day and age, the color TV crisjs is a gnat ln,a herd of elephants, a cracker crumb on'a bed of nails. CBS apparently ba.s slid home ahead .of the v ball on getting but the first color TV contrivance and wants to end the game there, 1-0. But the other lads in the TV field are hollering that they're getting aced out of a chance al bat. Umpiring this rhubarb is the Federal Communications Commission, which has " the last word , on anything that enters our lives via an aerial. And the FCC lo date has been calling 'em in favor of CBS. RCA and the rest are most unhappy, since they want their systems—still in the lab—lo be -given a crack at, the potentially lucrative field of decorating television. CBS has used considerable of its network lime and talent to plug its system and, I have been led lo feel, apparently nip competition In the bud. The other TV makers have taken to newspaper ads to answer CBS, Net result, as is lo be expected, Is confusion compounded for the customer. "Don't buy black and white television, color U cowing..." "Buy black and white seU, color TV is a long way off..." "Don't buy a set that won't bring you color TV..." "Go on and buy—converters and adapters will be available for all..." Go away, all of you. I've just cot rwst the crystal set stage and one thing at a lime, if you please. I'm still acclimating myself to FM and these self-changing phonograph affairs still give me qualms when I try to out-smart, one. of them. So far, 1 have successfully eluded the grasp of black-and-white TV. I can pass row on row "f roof tops that, sprout spidery sprigs of melal and not feel a solitary pang of envy. I can watch TV by the hour and be only mildly fascinated by Ihe- way the little lines jump about when cars pass, 1 guess I'm just a reactionary al heart, but all this gum-beating about cross-breeding television with a color chart leaves me wildly unentliusiasltc. If the color TV rumpus were in proportion lo other current events. I'd w my way and never utter an unkind word about it. But wilh -World War in apparently around the corner and bullets flying in Korea and the government completely but faked by It all and Inflation and unions bellyaching for more pay and all the rest of the current, pleasantries the color TV-squabble seems lo fall some .short of being A critical issue. As lon s as Joe Stalin Is laboring away at making the other half of the «crld Red. I somrhow tan-t get stirred up ov cr whether Milton B-rle ccmes in black and white or a variety of Pastel hues. So They Say While rearming our country a ,, d joinl , 1( , wiln other free nations against communistic aggression, we must make sure lhat we are also strengthening our economy to meet whatever demands Ihe future may put upon Il.-M ar ion B. Folsom, chairman ot the Committee lor Economic De- velopmeni. ' * ' » No school today actually |; engaged in preparing children simply for life as it is lived In a parucular locality.-Dr. Alan F, Griffin of Ohio State University. (ARK,)' COURIER NEWS -. — Ride 'im, Cowboy! TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14, Demands of War Are Harsh Indeed »jr IVWITT MMKENZIK Af FMtfrn Alttlrt Anil;»4 The other day AP Correspondent Bill Shlnn, » Korean, reported Ihe muss execution by the South Korean army of 20 people convicted of collaboration with the enemy. It was • graphic «rid moving story about the shooting of It men and 4 women «... [hey crouched In their common grave. Arthur Frederick, editor of th* Daily Hampshire Gazette, of Northampton. Mass., writes me that some of his readers have registered strong objections against, such punishment They think imprisonment is more suitable for a nation like America or South Korea, to inflict. - Mr. Frederick askt for my view. The DOCTOR SAYS B.v EDWIX P. JORDAN, M. D. • Written fnr S'EA S«rvk-« There are many people—both pa- ticnt.s and doctors—who take a far too hopeless altitude toward arthritis. It is true that there are some forms of joint disease which con- llnue lo gel worse in «pite of all efforts to concjiier them, but many Peter frfson'i Washington Column Draft Law Changes Are Needed If 3-Million-Man Goal Is to be Met WASHINGTON. INEAl — f>,M, H,,,. r,,, n.... ,._. _ WASHINGTON. «NEA> - Cold l ling Tip the,, flgiires give, the lip on what the eve-rv watch PrnciHnnl n+*A r«_ _ . • ... . . • ' <"-*-" i --=•"•-" o- • •' «.tn, i ijj i/i| wiiiiL ine President and Congi-e.w' will have I to do about changing the draft to get the armed services up lo 3000000 men and keeping that figure Past experience has been I hat half of this force will be regulars and " volunteers. That means the draft will have, to supply 1.500,000. The trouble is. only 1SO.OOO meu who are physically fit tor service reach the. age of A* each year. Under Ihe ' present — law. tn e v are reler Edwin called for only 21 „„,.,.„ Iw[ , m(v £l onths' service. Only possible wavs . avs lo make up the deficiency are to keep men longer, lowe nrds, take married the IB-year class. Sou Snn't Day v«l Rip Doweling, in the Canadian Avro (jet ali-crafl. company) News, bet gusy. Hawking ---- like moves, they bit (lie fearings. Instear the galls, nut up all the brews and scolts, make sure the blousands of lhades are prug and snapper, meek this cnrasm-c that, when sud of an alien til goods are. delivered. Total oill- lay of cash lor the year ending next .lime 30 may not be over $445,000000, nr about seven, per cent of the whole program. Heavy .spending will come after that, on'orders now being placed. H will lake an estimated two years lo complete deliveries. there ends a stangine, all testy for reading. "So "there it is, airing ]H££§^ bV",he SS5S n ^"^S-5;t A Rose by Any Other Xamr Treasury Secretary John Snyder has a new, name for the" "excess profits- tax.'; He calls; It !"defcnse rofitf apparently un.jiui.-i,-. n pjj,11 t||(,J doesn't like the sound of the excess profits tax. doesn't thisk an acceptable law can be written Bv renaming it anr | making it. gives this . lesson of "Tints and Hips on How to Jeta Make Engine." "Lot,* of Miinkle t>cep." he writes, "that all you do is boss a prultou and .out jets a pop engine. Nothing could be truther from- the filth Blues of set prints are the" parting stoint, and a well shopped out machine lay B an aluable vasset. 'Tool us the gives, and we will Jlnish the fob. 1 as the going says. "The huingine. elders in the shot- i " *> umj^int; ii, (ipjjear -that the extra levies will all an for national defense, some of Ihe curse [will be removed, it is hoped. 1 Arms AW Spenrtinjr Moves Slowly Though 56,500,00(1.000 have been appropriated for MAP (the military assistance program for foreign countries) actual expenditures to Noi. 1 have been only slightly above SlOO.OOO.tloO for this fiscal year This is normal lag iu filling orders First expenditures, in March, wire oiilv 51,000,000. Next month It was 45. 000.000. ihe month after that SH'- 000.000. It. jumped to 52^.000.000 in June but was back to (he 51410,000.000 level in 1 August. September and October. • In general, money isn't spent un- f Treasury Plans Bond or: Reinvestment Drlv* tors Details of program to encourage mole reinvestment of matured U. S. sav- nounced by Treasury. One and a half billion dollars • worth of "E" bonds come due in 1951. three billion in 1952. Big argument-will come in trying to convince, the bond holder that the JS.T principal and interest he gets from purchase of a bond for S18.7o 10 years ago Is worth more than, say. 60 per cent of J15 purchasing power It represents in terms of 1341 dollar value. That's what inflation has done. Best answer that can be given now is. "What would your money be worth if you had invested it in stocks, corporation bonds life insurance, real estate or any other kind of property? And where could you hare bought greater security for repayment in full?" Savings, bond sales officials are encouraged by recent 1 pickups. In payroll deduction plans, in spite of heavy cashing in of bonds. National Tube Co. of Gary. Lorain, McKecs- pori and Pittsburgh, now has U S record with over 80 per cent of its See EDSON an Fare 18 n conn let n demuMt, '"°« IP) •he enemy j Well; I'm going to start bf «»ying that I don't believe In capital pun* Ishment in peacetime. Furthermore I don't, believe In w«r, excepting for defense'. W.r. Will CM«JIIM However, imlll humsri nalure hu been molded into the spirit of th« Sermon on Ihe Mounl we jhall have wars. They mean wholesale killing, and the^xigencles of such conflict ajways have been held to t • the death penalty for fralto spies. Collaboration with the cll rmj may bring disaster to the criminal's home army. Here Is an example of the demands war makes: I was with the'British Army on the Somme, In France, In that terrible spring of 1318 when the Germans all but broke through and ended World War One. That was the time when Field Marshall Haig British Commander In Chief. Issued his dramatic order of Ihe dav "calling for a fight lo the death "wilh our backs to the, wall." The Germans were coming through so fast that British G.H.Q.. at limes didn't know where Its front lines were, Tn the midst of that death and confusion German soldiers, wearing British uniforms, were infiltrating the shattered lines' with devastating results. So the order went out that any British soldier who got separated IN HOLLYWOOD ERSKINB JOHNSON A Staff C'orr fS p n nrtent HOLLYWOOD <NEA1 _ Spencer* — Tracy and Jimmy Cagney have been insulting each other in cood natured fun for :o years. .j,mm v threw his latest, barb, about Tracv's comedy role In "Father nf i'he Bride." and Spenc.e is howling Cagney wrote his pal i 'Van" letter: "I hear you'vr rnmr Inln ur as a hif. red-faced, hifgr- trnusercrt comrrtlan. Congrats. Xo» «-e ran go on the road. I'll bt vnur straight man." e seqnal. "Father's IM\ C ..lend." was finished qfier s quick. 21-day shooting schedule As they packed up the ramcra = I3on Taylor commenled: "Gosh I Just, got to know everybody." Will there be a sequel to the seriucl? "Not wilh me." v o w ^ "They'll just have to get father." T;ircy. a new First, rumors of trouble in Mickey Rooney's household are b?eiu- ning to circulate. Miclccy and wifcy Martha Vickcrs arc vigorously denying it ... Every lialian movie queen iu Hollywood I s birring over I he return of sultry Gins lollo- briciria to Rome without an RKO contract. One Rome newspaper claims to have a copy of RKO's letter lo the actress Informing her she failed lo pass a screen test Richard Greene's mother, Encllsli slage favorite Kathleen Gerrard will make her film debut wilh him in his independent film. "Deadly N'evergreen." Too >?«ch Teamwork Hollywood admittedly is having a box-office slump despite a great crop of new pictures. One of ihe reasons— and ihere are many—Is my private theory , t. h a t. Hollywood has overworked ] Ihe "together again" co-starring of biy names. Otic more Betty Or Dp.iley musical and even i ,,, v , b.'come a bored popcorn cruncher. X^£± .«££> SS »4^v^,«t II beat casting. Some si stio JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALtl JACOBV Written for NBA Service Study Expert'i Careful Analysis Bridge players sometimes atmi«e themselves by Iryine lo name the best 10 players tn the country You will seldom find two players who agree on the. complete list, but you'd have a hard time finding a list that didn't include Ihe name ot B Jav Becker. ' In bridge circles. Becker's caution and prudence have become almost proverbial, but he Is fully capable of making daring plays when they are. needed. In Ihe hand shown today we see an example of his careful analysis, followed by Justified boldness. North's bid of four no-trump was, of course., the Rlackwood Convention, asking how many aces South had. Becker's response of five diamonds showed one ace. North Ihen went ahead to slam on the assumption that. Becker's one. ace was In clubs (since the enemy had bid spades) or thai there would be a sood play for slam even if Becker actually had the ace of spades, Actually, the slam was a rlskv bid. If West had opened clubs the contract, would have been set very promptly. However. West, had no way of knowing the s'tuatinn, and he made the normal opening lead of his partner's bid suit. Becker look the first trick wilh the ace of spades and drew trumps The fact that East had both of the missing trumps was very Ihoueht provokintr. The contract would depend on Orahfc n , t ? klns f(mr heart tricks or finding "n b ,' C ±" s,-nce C Ba n , f t C h'ad hid"™ "v *! that he, held most of Ihe missing- lie ace ol failed , chibs. Moreover. West had Shellr.v iviiuprs. Lnna Turner diamond'; •« HOLLYWOOD ,** 1, If ^^ „,„ ,„. ^ p( ^ the chances were that he would have found some bid — either a raise of spades or a bid in clubs Becker therefore concluded that the odds were heavily against finding the ace of clubs favorably located How, then, lo make four heart hicks? The opening lead marked West with fewer than four spades (with four or more West 'would have, led low rather than high). six or more spades. He also held two diamonds. Surely he also held There is much to be learned about the rheumatic diseases, including arthritis, ft 1.5 mast ell- couragin;;. therefore, that from being almost an orphan In medicine 20 years a%o. interest in these disorders has grown to an important plarit tn medical thought. for example, ihe American Rheumatism Association, which consisted of only a handful of physicians in 1930. has become an important medical orsanixation. last year the American Rheumatism Association was hast to physicians from all ovei the world at Ihe International Congress of Rheumatic Diseases held in New- York City. This past .lime the As-i fociation met in San Francisco, and! Ihe members heard many important papers about arthritis, j As would be expected, this time] most dealt'with-cortisone (compound E) and ACTK and their relation to the possible treatment of certain ot the rheumatic disorders. These papers were most interesting, but as has been pointed out iti these columns, before, there is still a lot of work to be done before these drugs can be used for all patients with arthritis or rheumatism. Another sijn of increased interest in conquering this group' of diseases was Ihe formation a little more than a year ago of the Arthritis and Rheumatism Pounda-, lion In which a large. number of public spirited,<citiz'en.v;3s ; well as] physicians have taken ah'factlve in-! terest. . .::'•; • .' ; Tiie purposes of this organiiati-n ! are lo obtain financial support i.o: speed research on rheumatic diseases, to offer fellowships to nrom- ising physicians who wish to specialize in them, and lo make sure that, all physicians are able to keep up with the advances In treatment, so that their patients may share In the benefits of new knowledge. Work | s Well IJiirirr Way Already, as the result of the campaign for funds last year by this Foundation, important research investigations have been supported and several fellowship, 1 ! have been established. It is most gratifying to be able to report this increased activity aimed at diseases which cause so much suffering, and so much loss of time from useful work. The history of the conquest of disease is full of examples in which greater endeavor has brought success. In the case of arthritis and Its relatives this history should be repeated. Success should come, but it cannot be expected overnight. was to be shot forthwith as a possi-' ble German. British officers used their pistol-; on many such individuals, and- undoubtedly more than a few were British Tommies who had the bad luck to set lost. ' Security at Stake Thai, was lough—bill it was a lough situation. The security of the British army was at state, and that army was defending its homeland and the homelands of its. Allies. Of course- that incident'isn't » parallel to the Korean affair. I«k. late It to emphasize that the'lR mands of war are harsh. The penalties exacted on war criminals are more than punish-, ment. They are calculated to IK deterrents lo crimes by others. To illustrate acain: Back In World War One some of Ihe farmers In Flanders used In- arms nl f their picturesrtue windmills as semaphores to give messages to German warplanes overhead. %hen a farmer was caught at this game he wasn't sent, to prison. He was stood up against his windmill and shot. That was a warning lo others. ' There Is no use talking about humanizing war. it can't be done. War is a barbaric business at best and I'm afraid we must admit that those who engage in II have, to employ extreme measures al. times. So far as concerns the Korean executions in question, we know that American troops wouldn't have dealt with the situation in such a manner. However, it must; be remembered that the ways of the Orient are now the "ways nf the Dili East or West, the pen (or warlinif treachery is death.] er could continue the hearl7~diT cardins one of - his losuw club, ' NORTH V A Q 8 3 «-A 108713 + K7 WEST BAST 4965 » K Q10 VJ762 » 3 1 • None » 6 J . >. I 96542 +AQ8 SOUTH (D> * A73 4KQJ9S * 103 N-S vtrl. Soul* Wes» Nortk 1 « Pass I ^ 2 V Pass < N. T. 5 « Pass C • Pass Pass Opening lead — 4 9 11 e<: Cast 1 4 Paj-i Pasj Hires or four of the missing nine clubs. (Otherwise, West would have to hold seven or more clubs without ever having bid them.) It, began to look ns though there- couldn't be room in Bast's hand for more than one or two hearts tn (hat case, normal play of the hearts would fail to provide four, tricks _ unless East held exactly' Jack-small In the suit. Having analyzed ihe situation down to this point. Becker decided to stake the slam on his judgment. He therefore look the king of hearts and returned with the ten ot hearts from his hand. He-was ready to .,'lth the .lack from some such holding at J-9-.v-x. Actually. West played low, and Becker let the ten of hearts rids. When Ihis bold play succeeded, th« slam contract waj home, Beck- '5 Years Ago ' ' • Today The »irls of the . senior hifh .school cave a ptoiiam in assembly yesterday in ol-.^o.rvmce nf Education Week. Bobby ,1. Blaylock ?ave the introduction. Gcrr?e iHibijard .sang - "School Days." Dan McLean spoke on "What Education Means." Pauline. Fowler told Ihe value of an early education. Basil L/, c fce spoke on "Twelve Things." quotations were given by Capitola Whitworth and Hershel Mosely spoke briefly In conclusion. Miss Irene Stewart, of Mena. Ark., is the guest of her sister. Mrs o. O. Hardau-ay. and Mr. Hardaway. MIM Stewart, who is a nurse, plans to remain here for an extended vis- The country club opened its winter .-easrm with a parly | as t evening attended by 125 couples who danced to music by Jack Hope and his 12- picce orchestra, of Cape Girardeau. W. J. Wundcrlicli acted, as master of ceremonies for the informal, *J- fair which included a flnor 4* r by pupils of MiM Margaret Moffitl. Cinema Star Answer tq Previous Puzzl* P|tlRIStE.IVL^ Agfb uisjgfS HORIZONTAX 1.6 Depicted actor 10 Receiver of goods in tmrt 11 Antenna 13 River islet 14 Storehouse 16 Animal 17 Thoroughfare (ab.) 18 Squat 19 Parent 20 Beverage 22 Fib«r knots 23 Sea eagle 25 Planet , 26 Palm lily 27 Near 28 Symbol for indium 29 Decigram 30 Contest of sp*«d 32 Eternities 35 Onager 36 Novel 37 Addition to a letter (»b.) 38 Purpose 41 Rough lava 42 Noun suffix 44 Abstract beings 46 In three ways (comb, form) 47 Sleeping visions 48 He is a star 51 Number* 52 Guide VEHTTCAb 1 Soat 3 Measure of cloth 4 Born 5 Fishermen's apparatus (pi.) 6 Legal charge 7 Correlative of cither 8 Narrow inlet 9 He is a dresser 10 Cudgel 11 Qualified 12 Jumps 15 Three-toed sloth 21 Capers 22 Country 24 Ireland 25 He won «-'best dressed " title lasl spring 30 Swift 31 Asseverate 33 Closer 34 Country gallant 38 Answer (ab.) 39 That thing 40 Girl 43 Scottish i sheepfold I 44 German river 45 Deed 46 Golf mound 48 Article 50 Musical not* W S ?

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