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(' FACT EIGHT _K/tlHgriLLg fARTJ COUnrER TH» BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER N*W» CO. ' , H. W. HA1NC8. Puttkhu •AJLRT k, HA1NE8, AuUUot PubUih* A, A. FMDRICKSON, Editor . PA UL D. HUUAK, AdTwtliini Ituuctr •ola NiUoul Adfutiiloc fUpr«HnUtlv«: W»Uu* Witaur Co, New Vork. Cfaic*c°. Oetratt, AtUnti, Entered •* tecond el*» out Mr at Ih* po*- •Kic* it BlytbcrlUc, ArkuM*, under ict ol Coo, October *, l»n. : lumber o( Th» *uorUI«l Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot fllytherllla < •uburban town vher* carrier Krvic* t* Ulned, 25e per week. BT mall, within a radius ot 50 milM »S.OO per year, W.50 for sii months, $1.25 (or thrte month*; bT mail outside 50 mil* mat, (1330 per year payabk In advance. Meditations Tho* didst lay, Woe Is me now! for the Lord hall! added p-lef to my sorrow; 1 fainted in my aifhinff, and 1 find no rest.—Jeremiah 43:3. .' . , • • * * * ' Great srief makes sacred those upon whom its hand it laid. Joy may elevate, ambition glorily, but sorrow alone can consecrate.—Horace Greeley. Barbs The annual cost of crime runs into the billions —and who can say we aren't getting our money's worth? • • * * » WaUdnr Is cood for the health only when you are careful enough not In get run down. > * * An Eastern woman left $6000 to her cat and dog. .There's a nice chance for a cat-and-dog light'over a will. '••.".* * • -If you raji't ileep nifhta, Ue real still and count the cobwebs In the upper corners of jour bedroom. ••'.'.•" * * * .•Sympathy Is great stulf except when It merely makes you want more. Slpgan Has Real Meaning, So.Take It Straight to Heart ; "Whsst You Give makes the differ' efide!" : The Community Chest could hardly have picked a Better slogan for its 1950 fund appeal. And -because the slogan ; means what it says, you should take it to heart and give enough really to make th« diference. ' .._ ; Does » crippled youngster receive propef medical care, or must he grow up with a twisted, tortured bdy ? What you give, makes the difference. ; Does an old lady, unable to care for herself, find a haven of comfort for,her ; last year, or must she struggle along '':. alone, shamefully neglected? Do young recruits on weekend leave find wholesome, intertesting diversion, or are they left to shift for themselves in a strange place? Do boy s and girls of a run-down : tenement .neighborhood have a ' clean, safe playground, or must they play in dangerous, filthy street or alley? What you give makes the difference. If you meet any of these situations personally, you would gladly give the difference that would turn despair to hope and joy. You would, at least, give all you were able. And you would see at once that what you gave did make a vast difference. The many agencies dependent on the Community Chest make it their business to help needy and deserving individuals. They find families beset with crushing problems—problems that often a few dollars and experienced guidance can overcome. They give aid and comfort wherever they can. within the limitations of their finances. They are appealing to you, through the Community Chest campaign, to give now to enable them to make that vital difference where ill luck, tragedy and disaster strike. \Vhnt you give makes a big difference—an individual, personal difference —in the health and happiness of someone less fortunate than yourself. And there's one othei big, personal difference. It's the feeling of pride and satisfaction that comes to you from generous and unselfish giving. Draft of Healthiest Youths May Have Grave Effect We all know that the stale of our health has a tremendous influence on our feeling of well being. As it is individuals who make up a nation it must be equally important that the country as a whole be made up principally of ' citizens in good health and of sound mind. ) At this time when so many of our most physically fit and mentally capable young men are being taken into the armed services it is worth while to give some'serious thought to what effect this mmy hiv« on th« future ot th« nation. Aa we understand it, th« »electiv« wrvici law was enacted with the aim of putting those into military »«rvic« who could best sers f « their country in that way and keeping out of service - those who could contribute mor« in other ways. It has worked fairly well for the short haul, certainly better in the second than in the first world war. But the situation is different' now that it looks like a long pull ahead. The military leaders are charged with the job of winning- any battles that may lie ahead and naturally they want the healthiest, most intelligent and aggressive men they can get. But can we afford to be deprived of this kind of person altogether in civil life? Will the country not suffer in the next generation by being deprived of this kind of person altogether in civil life? Will the country not suffer in the next generation by being deprived of some of its best blood? What policy to follow is not easy to decide. The importance of physical handicaps in relation to military service is changing. With mechanized equipment flat feet are no longer as important as ' once the;' were; neither are poor teeth or eyesight. But it does seem too bad that the illiterate and mentally deficient tare left to sire the next generation while the healthy and intelligent go forth to shed their blood. ' What, if anything, can be done about this will be decided by others but we as individuals can perhaps convince ourselves that the good of the country requires a neighbor's son to stay home while another is away fighting. If such differences are really good for the health of the country they will be accepted. But everyone will want to be sure that the decision is made with the best interests of the nation in mind and riot at the whim of some local prejudice. NOVEMBER Views of Others Aggression in Double-Talk Defining aggression Is one of the more difficult tasks to which peace-seeking natiojis nav« addressed themselves during many years. The statesmen have thought of all or nearly ail the angles; The pitfalls are numerous, .but not many of them can be hidden at IhU late date. so those in the most recent Soviet offer of « definition will not be overlooked. The most Interesting thing about the resolution which the Soviet Union has proposed on this question in the United Nations General Assembly Is what it leaves jut of earlier Soviet definitions. Maxim Litvlnolf offered > definition to tht League of Nations in 1933 which covered much ol the question of aggression. .'Under the Litvinoff proposal not only the more conventional furnis of aggression but also support-of armed bands invading another suite was characterized as aggressive. This would never do, of course, for 1950. the year of Korea, so it is conveniently absent from the new Soviet definition, From what can be made out of Soviet words on the subject—which, indeed, say next to nothing unless coupled with Soviet- actions—it seems fairly clear that aggression as defined by the Kremlin Is something that can be practiced only by a'non-Communist state attacked by > Communist state. The assumption by a non-Communist- state (hat it has any right to exist at. all is apparently aggressive tn Intent and must lead inevitably and inlquitoysly to physical aggression, otherwise known In all non-Communist lands as self- defense. Curiouser and curiouser, a* Alice (of Wonderland lame) used to say, but, of course, she was talking sheer capitalist nonsense. —CHRISTIAN SCIENCE MONITOR ' So They Say Marriage and children bring a richness of living that surpasses any peace ol mind.—Boston University psychologist Dr. Wayland Vaughan. * * * You cannot destroy Ihe whole system (or Ihe iake of a few subversives. College professors lor the most part are honest, patriotic cilUens. —Federal Judge Harold Medina. * * * No school should be so large that the principal can't know the name and home situation of Every child in it.—Dr. John L. Bracker, prominent school administrator. * * • A long life has taught me thai social change can not be prevented but thai It can be justly regulated and controlled for tlie benelit uf all. —Bernard Baruch. » » + We must also hope that Ihe forces o[ the (ree (leople ol the world will not become loo deeply Involved In the Par East because the dangers there arc on a very small scale compared to those which tower up against us on tilt continent of Europe.—Wmslon Churchill. * * « No one Is born with tendencies to be bored or lazy These symptoms arc the by-products of fear They are manifestations , , . of the fear of action.—Psychiatry professor Dr. Irving Ble- ber. What You Give Makes the Difference Peter Ed son's Washington Column Social Security Changes Turn Housewives into Bookeepers Br PETER EDSON fis ^~ ........ Bj PETER EDSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NBA) — Uncle Sam now wants Hie names and addresses of a million housewives who regularly employ maids, cooks, cleaning women, butlers, gardeners, chauffeurs and the like. The government also wanls the names ol Ihese employes. Purpose, of (his woman and man hunt is not to draft them, but to register them for collecling social ecurity taxes and ultimately paying for old age survivors' insurance, when they gel too old to work or when they rile. _ . _ Not- all Employ- Peter fdwn i n g housewives and not all domestic servants have to register, if this help doesn't work wo days a week or more, every week in any Ihree-month period both employer and employe can forget about it. Also, if trie help - paid less £50 wages for. 24 days ,«°-,™ '"this three-month period :$2,C8 a day) they can forget about But any housewife who'employes one or more servants for more than 24 days in any quarter-year should write to the Collectoo of Internal Revenue where she or her husband (if any) send their Income taxes A request should be made lor more information- on ho".- to EO about reporting on wages paid and deductions made for social security. The method [or making reports has now been worked out by the Bureau ol internal Revenue which will collect, Ihe Uses, and the Social Security Administration which will pay the benefits due at BIB and SSA now believe they have this thing worked down lo as simple a procedure as possible. When the government learns the names and addresses of -the million housewives who employ help, it will send each of them a report form No. 912 every three months. Forms Will Appear tn 1951 The first Form 042 will be mailed out, early in 1051. It will cover the first three months of that-year. It »-ill have to be filled out and returned to the Collector of internal Revenue sometime during the month' or April. Nothing has to be done, about help employed In 1950, as this section of the law does not become effective til Jan 1 1951, ' ' Form 913 will be a single sheet of paper. On this form the housewife will have to put her own name and address, the name ol her maid, hired man or other employes, their social security card numbers, and the amount of ivaces paid them in the previous three-month period. If Ihe employes don't have social security cards and numbers, they will have to be registered and get them. Then the housewife will have to compute the amount of social se". laxcs due. The laws s nys this will be 3 per cent of the "wages paid, up to SJ.CCtO a year. Half of this 3 per cent tax is supposed to be paid by the employer, half by the employe. That is. lh» housewife is supposed to deduct the employe's '" -ir cent each pay day. Instance, if the domestic worker,is paid the minimum of J30 wages in the three-month period. the deduction ol I'a per cent would be 75 cents. The housewife Is supposed to pay another 75 cents. If the housewife wants to. she can Anyway, the housewife's chfck for SljO lor more) should he mailed lo the Collector of Internal Revenue, along with Form 942. every three months. That's all there Is to it. Some Wives Can Duck AH The Paper Work If the housewife runs a small business of her own. or if she is married to a professional man like a doctor or lawyer who hires a secretary and a couple ol other employes on a personal basis, the house servants may be added to this list of employes and reported lo the government on Form 941. This offers the housewife probably the simplest solution to the whole business—turn it over to her husband and let him worry about it. One thing the housewife can't do —she can't be listed as an employe on'her husband and so become eligible for social security benefits In her own right. Nor can a member of the family—a son or daughter, for example—be lisled as a household employe. Only cash wages count. Room and board can't be counted as wages, either. Bui carfare-can be counled, if paid in cash. People who do household work on farms don't come under these provisions of the law. They are considered farm workers and must be reported as such. If »• maid or gardener »-orks for more than one employer, each employer -must report his or her earnings separately. If someone like a registered nurse works for a number of families and has total earnings of more than 3100 a year, - she may consider herself as "self-employed" and so come under the law to gel social security protection. But domestic servants who work for a number . , -.._ whole thins;, without, mak- 1 of families may not consider ing any deduction from wages paid. | selves as self-employed. IN HOLLYWOOD »>. KIISKINF. JOHNSON SUtf Cnrrespnmlcril HOLLYWOOD _(NEA>- Norma*- Shearcr. who L=. living in Paris. i=, talking about a comeback movie] again, she has an offer from .11 company in Rome. It's not money— I In-liir Thilberc left her a fortune' —but. as she says: j "Once you've lasted fame jnu : like it." There's a lawsuit stewln: over a comic's use of Rcrt Skelton's K inSiizzlins: routine on Milton Boris's TV show. Bcrle thanked Red for the use of tlie material at the ron- .clusion ot the act. but skelton claims he wasn't, consulted. I The word Is out that Rita Hayworth wants another yarn like "Gilda," phis Glenn rorri RS her leading man, lor her first movir 3S Princess Aly Khan. . . . Ann Revere, who iijade her TV debut in "Hollywood Reel," like* Ihe medium and Is New York bound lor a (lock o! guest, sliot.s. . '. . Burt Lanrasicr and his malinger. HaroM Kcchl. are conferring about a musical f?) as Lancaster's next film,) Danny Kaye. playlni a Frenchman In "On the Riviera." p u f. ( O . seiner an accent, lhat. is a little French, a little Kaye and a in tie double ia,K. Wails French star Corinne Calverl, who is co-starrinc wilh him: "When I Marl Ihccs Him 1 luvr. « Eood i'remih accent. \n\» i'm ! getting a Danny Kaye accent, t:ecs awful." [ Lena Home's less of weight from an internal disorder Is worrying her friends, There Is some doubt that her health will permit her to Bee MOLLVWOOD Put ) JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bv OSWALD JACOBT \Vrlllrn tor vfc^ Sprvlct Consistently first-class bridge is a matter of temperament as well as of theoretical skill. For example, one of Ihe best players In l,he country gor.5 to pieces If lus partner makes even a trillmr error. Since moit partners make errors, (Ins expert is a lasine plpyer! Most players collapse when they sec a hand full of miserably low cards. True, you have no reason to rejoice when you have a very poor hand; you'll probably lose no mailer what you rto. Once In a while, however, the player who Iins a bad hand can strike a telling blow for hl.s side. West shuddered when his partner bid one no-trump. Ho expected In br doubled and set a lew million points. Kf fhurtnVrft) again when Ins partner doubled four hearts but rr-l-wd ivlien no redouble ensued. We.'! rlld not collapse, at, ihis point. He thought carefully about the opening lead. With short, spades, he might have attacked that suit; but It didn't look very 'productive limtnuch as lie held (our lo I lie ten. Tht '•automatic" Ir-ari of the rieuce ot clubs also looked pretty sour, He reasoned lhat his partner would have rinnhlpr) one spade for a takeout if his hearts had been long as well as slron;. Since Eist had actually bid one no-trump, his. subsequent double of four hearts was surely based on general strength rather than trump strength. In that case, the soundest defense was In gel dummy's Inunps out in order to reduce the hand to no-trump. Hence West op— •! Ihe deuce of hearto. NORTH fD) 4 AK952 « S + A 10«5 WEST 4 10843 VS2 + J 4 3 2 SO Dill * 1 EAST AQ.Ifi » A J 10 « AJI09 + KQ8 • KQ743 Neither rul. North Bart Soottt West 14 I N. T. J » p, ss 3 V P»ss 4» Pans P«»« Double Pit* Pass Piu Openlnf lead—V 1 Tills wa.i a magnificent beginning for the defense. If West had led a, club, dummy would win and cash Ihe top spades. Then the flnglelon diamond would be led from dummy. No matter, what East might do, south would make his contract; and It would take a care(<il defense (o prevent, declarer from making an oveitrlck. The trump opening gave the de- lenders a chance. East took the first I rick with the ace ot hearts and returned the Jack of hearts. South won with Ihe king of heart. 1 ! arid noted wllh misgivings the fact- that now dummy had only one trump. Declarer next entered dummy with a spade In order to return ths slntleton diamond. Cut decided Peiping Tosses Verbal Slap at Indian Ruler Th« DOCTOR SAY$ BT EDWIN P. JCWDAN, M. D. Wllfn for NBA S*rrlr« Grou-ln? up is not easy and the average adolescent between about 12 and 19 years .old |» facet! with some physical and psychological problem* peculiar lo that age. A few of these problems are discussed this week. The beginning of adolescence in girls Is often dated from the first, appearance of a new physiological function. This event commonly starts around the age of 13. Girls should be instructed before this tune as to what to expect and should be told that the changes which occur are a perfectly normal step toward maturity. It Is, therefore, quite jmportant for the mother or a physician to discuss the beginning of adolescence fully and frankly before the definite signs ot it appear. If Ihis is not done, menstruation may start unexpectedly and cause a good deal of emotional disturbance. Information concerning adolescent changes should be given in a completely mattcr-ot-fact way. A girl should be told that she .is only one of millions of her own age who are going through the sams experience at the same time. It should be explained abo that the changes about to develop are, the result of increased/activity On the part of those hormones or internal glands which have to do with femininity, In general this Information comes best from a thoughtful mother. The physical changes of adoles- ct,.ce in girls do not, always come at the same age. There is usually no cause for alarm if there is delay until 14 or 15. or if they start before 13. The age when adolescence begins varies wilh different families and with racial background, climate, diet, perhaps, and other factors. During adolescence many girls are nervous and behave peculiarly— at least at times. They often cry easily, become unreasonable in their actions .and fly off the handle at members of their family for ho apparent reason. The youngsters themselves ought to be made to realize this and to control themselves as much as possible, it is not fair to others to behave unreasonably no matter what the excuse. . Isnnre Strange Behavior Parents, however, should also un- d.rstand that these things do happen and they should not worry about the seeming personality change which often develops.-When unreajsonable behavior on the part of adolescent girls does^ break out, the parents should ignore the outburst altogether, take it calmly and yet continue to be firm about those things which really matter. Adolescence in girls i.5 a difficult stage for family is well as the. girls themselves. Fortunately for all concerned it does not last forever. DeWITT *F FaNtra Affair* India'* second protest eo Pviptnc regarding Communist Chlna'a military invasion of little Tibet ha« bi-ousht » verbal slap In th« fie* which one would think ml»ht impel Prime Minister Nehru to reconsider his policy of neutrality In East-West affairs. According to a Peiping broadest th.e Chinese government de-«l lars (hat Jt "rill not tolerate for---<7- eign Interference." since Tibet be- ' longs to China. And that Is toush 'alk In any language. The big question of court* now is, what will premier Nehru's next move be? Apropos of this situation It. t* of more than passing interest that Nehru yesterday told parliament the government had decided to maintain a highly efficient end mobile army In'view of central Asia's the Army will be maintained In unsettled conditions. He added that strength. Argument Is Complicated Tlie argument about Tibet Is t complicated one. India's Interest In (he matter presumably is based mainly on two points: 1. Tibet, lies on India's northern border and a most uncomfortable position would be created if an unfriendly power occupied (he llttl* country. 2. India presumably feels that she has inherited the obligations which Great Britain assumed regarding Tibet during England's rule in India. Britain recognized Chinese suzerainty over Tibet of- the understanding that China recognized Tibet'^ puton'jm.v. But what further can India do now, in view of the Chinese rebuff? She would seem to have gone aj far as she can on her own responsibility Tibet has appealed to the United Nations lor aid. but the appears lo be small chance at ti moment that the u. N. will inter vene. No Middle of Fold Seen However.' China's sharp rejection of the protest Is bound to remind India that a middle of the road policy doesn't work with communism.'There Is no give'and take. You can't do business with them excepting on Communist lines. Moreover India can't escape (he certainty that if the Communist steam- roller keeps on moving' in Asia, it will hit India sooner or later —probably sooner. Thus we have a situation in which it will be most difficult, if not Impossible, for India- to maintain a position of neutrality. Many observers have been lookini ' on Nehru as the coming leader of the democratic forces ln~Asla. He Is a dynamic personalitv and a man of great capabilities, who spent his life fighting for Indian mdependr 1 ence. But most observers venture the criticism (hat if he is to become : the Asiatic lender it will CJll for a positive stand, in the .src-at battle Of (he Isms. 15 that South must have several diamonds and that he couldn't ruff them all with dummy's one remaining trump. E'st therefore boldly and brilliantly played the nine ol diamonds instead of grabbing his ace. South won with the king of diamonds and ruffed a diamond in dummy. To get back to his hand he cashed the black ace and mffcd a spade. This left him with two trumps to East's one trump. But South olill had three diamonds and had lo give up two diamond tricks to East's ace and Jack, When South led a diamond to East's Jack, Esst returned a club, punching out one of SMlh's trumps. Then Soulh had lo give East another diamond, and East could lead anolher club, punching out South's last trump. Hence East, was left with the last trump, which provided the setting trick. Years Ago Today Mrs. Mary B, Greene arrived yesterday -evening from St. Louis, to spend several days with Mr, and Mrs., Ee!-ar BTUIII and mother, Mrs. C.- B. Greene. She will also visit in Osccola^ Mrs. R. H. Bennett, formerly ol here but now of Bartlet. Tcnn., will arrive tomorrow to be the wiext. of Dr. and Mrs. H. A. Taylor "for several days. Miss Willie E. Marshall, retired Blythcvile school teacher.'who was the Mississippi county winner in the Memphis Commercial Appeal's 1035 "Plant-To-Prasper" cont.est. has been, named one ol three tinaiisU for first Arkansas honors. Stale Males A president and a vice president of the United States may be elected from tlie same state since the Constitution-merely provides that presidential electors must -vote for a president and a vice president. State Flag HOR1ZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depicted is the state flag of 7 Its capital is -City 13 Expunger U Chemical salt 15 Wilt 16 Climbing plant 18 Dessert 19 Egyptian sun god 29 Sieparalion 22 Hypolhelical force 23 Volcano la Sicily 25 Gaelic SV.Incursion 28 Bound 29 Mixed type 30 Thulium (symbol) 31 Parent 32 Behold! 33 Encourag* 35 Anglo-Saxon slave 38 H contain? the famed Comstock 39 Stagjer 40 Boy's nickname 41 Strips 47 Paid notice 44 Legal mailer! JO Steam 51 GoddMf of infatuation 52 Presser 54 This stale tj rich In 56 Trigonometric function J7 Comes la 1 Clo=sr 2 Printing mistakes 3 Tub 4 While 5 Remove 6 Much of this state is- 7 Ice-cream holder 8 Exclamation of sorrow B Anent 10 Enervate 11 Indolent 12 Lacked 17 Measure of area 20 Shone • 21 Mormons were its first-— 24 Bit 26 Chinky 33 Visigoth kins 34 Short Jackef 36 Tidier 37 Seniors 42 Level 43 Nostril 44 Preposllion •15 Prescribed amount 46 Ireland 19 Distress cal] 31 Ha ill 53 Nickel (symbol) 55 Army officer (ab.)

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