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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 24, 1950
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PAGE SIX . BLVTHBVTTXB (ARK.y COUKIKR KEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER' THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* COURIER NEWS Ca H. W KAINES, Publlshei HARRY A HAINES. AsstaUnt Publisher A A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAULD HUMAN. Advertising M«n««t Sol* National Adrertlslni R«pre«nUtl»Mi Wallace Wllmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Memphli. Entered u second class matter at the port- office »» Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o) Contress. October ». 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city ot Bljrthevlll* or anj •uburban town wher» carrier serrlc* If maintained. 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of SO mlle» »5.00 per tear »Z50 for six months. »1.25 for three monthi; by mail outside 50 mil* »one, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Thou hast not (iven water to the weary l» drink, and thou hast witbhotden bread from the hunuy.—Job 22:7* * * Beneficence Is a duty. He who frequently practices It. and sees his benevolent intentions realized, at length comes really to love him to whom he has done good.—Kant. Barbs A Michigan judge ruled that a man had no reason to strike his wife. We agree that you can't beat a good wife. > • • • For a belter way to add Insult to injury, con- alder the bandits who held up a western Jail and robbed the prisoner*. • • • Trees cover one-fifth of the earth's surface— and right now we think the leaves from oil of them are falling In our yard. » * « Now don't you wish you had the money you saved on coal, (ai or oil during the rammer months? • • • Have you noticed how many real estate operators buy property by the acre and sell it by the yard? Continuance of Malaria Program Is Commendable At Monday's session of the Mississippi County Quorum Court, the justices ... of the peace who compose that body voted an appropriation of $8,500 to permit continuing of the malaria control program in this county for the next year. This was an increase of $7,500 over the appropriation granted last year. Virtually complete withdrawal of federal and state aid this year placed the problem of financing; squarely with the various counties. Despite the added cost to Mississippi County for the coming year's program, this matter of leaving malaria control in the hands of county governments is understandable for it is essentially a county problem. Faced with the prospect of increasing appropriations, at least one county (Craighead) has dropped its malaria control program. There may be extenuating reasons for this county's action, such as a naturally lower incidence o£ the disease there. However, we are glad to note that i the Mississippi County Quorum Court voted to maintain this program. There . is no doubt as to the need for malaria : control in Mississippi County, and the Quorum Court is to be commended for its action in recognizing this. While figures on malaria cases reported in 1950 still are being compiled, those for years preceding are revealing. In 1945, 307 cases of malaria were reported in Mississippi County. This was " before malaria control work had had a chance to take effect. The number of cases began decreasing until in 1SM8 only 12 cases were reported. Last year, Uie number of cases reported had dropped to six. This decrease in malaria cases in itself justifies the added expenditure for continuation of the control program. Ing which has no other objective but to conceal or distort the truth ought to be attacked with full vigor. That's exactly what U. S. reporters are charging. They say their dispatches are chopped to pieces by ; F>'cnch censors, who send them on to America without ever telling the newsmen what they've done to them. Editors in this country sometimes find the material unintelligible and therefore unusable. French military men seem determined that the only accounts of the Indo- Chinese fighting we get will be their own official version handed out from headquarters. i And they seem bent, too, on doing everything possible to minimize the gravity of their plight. For example, a military spokesman told reporters one day that a French border force had successfully retreated to safely before Hod onslaughts. Next days he was compelled by events to admit that this force was trapped and in danger of being wiped out. One can't help wondering who the French think they're kidding. If this Communist drive has real power behind it, the French may need more than just arms aid from the other western nations. They may need military manpower. But the longer they conceal the futts of their situation, the longer it will be before effective help can be brought to bear. Ut's time the French remembered who iheir friends are, and started trusting them with Lhe truth. The future of the Far Blast is in much too delicate a balance to permit of this sort of petty trafficking in distortion and concealment, . - Views of Others The Franking Privilege A- page from the Congressional Record, ("not printed at government expense"* presents the comment of New York's Rep. Cwlnn on a special house committee's broadside against "Indiscriminate use' of the franking privilege." .The committee Is that set up to investigate lobbying activities, which apparently wrote its own definition of' lobbying. It has been "investigating" the production and public distribution ot books, pamphlets .economists' findings and the like which were not'- in agreement with the Truman views and' programs. Its attack on the franking- privileae thing seems aimed at congressmen whose .franks appear on excerpts from the Congressional Record or other matter, critical of the administration. .. Mr. Owinn estimates the total postage cost of niatl'franked-by members of Congress at $1.200,000. The postmaster general advises him that the cost of mailing, out "administration mail" runs to about $75,000,000. Congressmen themselves pay for'the printing ol their Irankert materials. Government defrays the cost of the administration-franked propaganda, including the salaries ot some 45.000 employes engaged in its production. "The use of the Irnnk," he argues, "is the congressman's most important, often his only, means of communication with the people. By this method the people should get the facts from Congress as opposed to the propaganda of the administration. The taxpayers pay a little over $1,200,000 for this service from both parties in both the House and the Senate.' On the other hand, they pay. more than $250,000.000 (or one- sided material put out by the administration, so say nothing of other costs and salaries o! those who prepare and disseminate it." That there has been some abuse of the frank- Ing privilege by some .congressmen Is indisputable. No less Indlsutnble however, is the abuse of the privilege by government bureaus, departments and divisions "lobbying" (or their own and the administration schemes ftt public expense. The special committee on lobbying activities reasons perhaps that "lobbying" for Truman projects nnd bureaucratic rackets is not lobbying—or at least not the kind of lobbying it wants to investigate. —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE Censoring of Indo-China News Delays Aid to French Each day's dispatches from Indo- China make it clearer that French forces there are in trouble The region is vital to the maintenance of a free Asia, and the western world can't watch Communist advances with indifference. But if we are to do our proper share in aiding the French in their fight, we must have accurate and complete information about what is happening There's definite evidence that we aren't getting it. Correspondents from the Indo-China front tell us that French military authorities are brutally censoring their stories. Censorship aimed at security can't be complained of; but blue-pencil- So They Say 'Hey, Hold It! Let's Talk This Over!' By DeWITT MaeKCNZIE Arrival of American troops at the Yalu River~boundary between Ko- and Manchuria—provides a dramatic prelude to the scheduled appearance of .Chines* Communist representatives before the United It's Reds' Move Now As Allies Reach Yalu Peter Edson's Washington Column — Former New Deal Stars Return As Spokesmen for Big Business Sunday School Lesson By WII-LIAM E; GII.ROY, D. D. One of the most remarkable statements In the New Testament Is tliat by St. Paul In the closing verses of I Corinthians 3. In that chapter he has been rebuking the divisions and the partisan attitudes that had arisen among the disciples in Corinth, some saying, "I am of Paul"; others, ''I am of Apollos"; and some even making Christ a partisan leader with the words, "I am of Christ. Paul gives them wise words concerning the common work ol the Gospel, In which they were all engaged, and the tests by which one's work must be tried, with a subtle rebuke, also, of those who were trusting in their own wis- :lom. But more magnificent is his conclusion: "Therefore let no man glory in men: for all thing; yours; whether Paul, or Apollos or Cephas, or the world, or life death, or things present, o things to come; all are yours; aiv ye are Christ's; and Christ i God's." Just what, and how much, dl> Paul mean by that strange aiv sweeping statement? It i s in lln with much that he wrote else where, as when he referred t these same Corinthian Christian "as poor, yet making many rich as having nothing, and yet DOS sessing all things." How could Christians be poo and yet possess all things? we get a glimmering of the truth when we WASHINGTON, (NEA) —This 1 had to see. The telegraphed invitation said that Beardsley Ruml, Wilson w. Wyatt, Leon Henderson and others would be In the Potomac. Room of the Statler Hotel between 4 and 6 p.m. It said also they'd be happy to discuss any questions on the proposed excess profits tax. The names were familiar, but the ces hadn't been seen In a long, long me. Who were they? Beardslcy Ruml Is the big, genial, ew York businessman with his fin- TS in so many pies that It's hn- ossibte to keep track of them all. e is the man, you'll remember, ho Invented the Ruml "pay as yon o" plan to make income taxes less ainful. That was the idea, any- ay. Mr. Ruml has a reputation for Ijcing a prcgres- live businessman R'ith many liberal ideas which have caused the old re- much Wilson W y a 11 and Leon Hender. remember Mr. Henderson was the Peter EdMD first wartime OPj administrator. Before that he had been with the NRA Blue Eagle out- it of depression days. He was fin original Hew Dealer. He was the ^articular private, number cme lie vil of big and little business al through the war—that is up to tin time things got so bad with con ;ress that President Roosevelt hac to let him go. Wilson Wyatt was the Emergency Housing Expediter at the end of the war. Before that he had been the boy wonder mayor of.Louisville and a considerable whizz. But do you remember how the real estate lobby and the home builders' lobby and al] the landlords and most congress- nen hated him? Chaffed With Plotting To Murder Fret Enterpris* In fact, the principal charge leveled against Henderson and Wyatt was that they wanted to regiment and socialise the country. They wanted to kill private enterprise, " So where were they now? They were up In a private d'ining room at .he Statler dishing It out that an excess profits tax on business such as proposed by President Truman was unfair and "discriminatory, that it would feed inflation, that it would stifle growth of business and be bad for the free enterprise system. Since their departure from government, under business pressure, as it were, Mr. Henderson has been in the economic consultant business in Washington. Mr. Wyatt has returned to the practice of law. They are now known as economic consultant and legal counsel respectively for an outfit known as "The Business Committee on Emergency Corporate Taxation." This organization and its back ground are not without interest You'll remember that earlier in the year there was quite a drive on ,to repeal federal excise Uxes. Excis (sales) taxes, that Is, not the exces profits tax they're talking about r Anyway, an. emergency commute on excise taxes was formed thei uch taxes were said to be hurting usiness. Congress was sold on the dea, and. was all ready to repeal nany of these excise taxes when long came the Korean war. The reverse the order of the -verses In atloni it Lake Success next nd to argue aiirRatloni ot aggre*- on against America. The specific mission of the «n- oys Is to substantiate their charge) U. S. aggression In connection 1th Formosa, Chinese Nationalist ase. However, in effort ti to b* ade by U. N. members to Includ* discussion of Korea, and »om» bservers are speculating whetheM here might even be » chance for caching an agreement with Prl- Ing regarding the Korean skua- ion. Such a hope obviously Involve* wishful thinking, especially since he Chinese have refused to discuss he Korean Issue. However, any legitimate effort towards peace Is a worthy pursuit. The arrival o( American forces at the Yalu River might provide the basis for Introducing the subject. Not First Tim* This Isn't the first time U. N. roops have got to the Yalu, of course. South Koreans fought their way to he boundary at the end of October, and It was then that th« Red Chinese started throwing soldiers into Korea to aid the North Korean Communists. The result was that the U. N. forces were driven back, and the chances of winding up the war before winter went glimmering. The Chinese Reds excused thii action by charging that the Korean War was a product ol aggression by America, and that the U. S. had designs on Chinese territory. Moreover, both the Chinese nnd the Russian governments were fearful (or the safety of the Ynlu River's great power works which furnish electricity for a wide area of Manchuria and Soviet Siberia. But that, of course, is far from the whole story. Allied authorities In the Far East feel sure that M» cow ts the influence behind the C nese intervention, and that thi Russian scheme Is to keep the Korean \Var going In order to weaken I Corinthians 3, Oort. and start with It Is evident that all things belong to God. The notion that sonic things "belong to Caesar," and do not belong to God, Is an utterly mistaken notion, due to an entire misinterpretation of that incident In which Jesus asked /or a cola, and turned what was intended as an embarrassing question back upon, those who sought to trap Him. Second In Paul's logic is that the ommittee of business leaders agi-] things of God belong to Christ. •ating for repeal of such taxes jromptly advised Congress to for- ret it. So the taxes stayed on. Anil-Tax Men Get Busy Again Later In the summer, at the end if the regular session of Congress, when It became apparent that the Truman administration wanted a wartime excess profits tax slapped on,' leaders of the old anti-excise tax committee began to get bxisy ; They held a little luncheon meet- ng in New York on Oct. 19. Eleven days later they held a bigger meet- ng. Out of it was born this Business Committee on Emergency Corporate Taxation. The argument of the committee is that it doesn't care how much the government says it has to raise by taxes on business. The government, can name its own ligure. But just don't try to collect any of it by an excess profits tax. This unusual philosophy, or line, was admitted to be (See Ephesians 1:21-22). The third step is that through Christ these things are ours. Of course. Pnul is speaking in spiritual, and not in materialistic language. Nevertheless the Christian ownership of which he writes S, or can be, very real. Material money may mean much if one is hungry, and hasn't a cent in his pocket. And foolish people who prate about the blessings of poverty, have no realism about sickness and misfortune, with no money to pay the doctor, or to meet acute needs. The Bible has a great deal to say about (he blessings of plenty and abundance. But.-when that Is said, there are a thousand evidences that the material ownership of wealth may not be the real ownership. The classic poet who wrote. "Cleon hath a thousand acres, but the due to the leavening Influence o( 1 landscape I" stressed this fact; and such liberals as Messers Ruml, Henderson and Wyatt. So here they were. It was kind of brash of them to try to draw a crowd right at the time when President Truman was having his press conference. It must be reported that the President outdrew the committee by a ratio of about 20 to one. But here they were. Good old Leon. Good old Wilson. Plugging for business now, not trying to destroy it as they were accused of do- Ing during the last war. IN HOLLYWOOD Bj ERSKIN'E JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA)—I've got! If she'll dip her Irenes into the dye Barbara Stanwyck's word for it vats for a Lucille Ball pink or a that Robert Taylor's legs—In case Rhonda. Fleming red. anybody's worried about them— Last nmc BarDara bated her eye- are Just Jim-dandy In "Quo Vadis."] iashcs at Ga ble was when he was a Mr. Nobody back In 1933 in a picture titled "Night" "Clark had a stinking role," she chuckles. "1'e played a chauffeur. There Is power in the idea ol freedom—power to rip even the Iron curtain—If we will but launch a bold enough program.—Publisher Gardner 3. Cowles. * * * So long as only one country had the atomic bomb, that was a separate problem. But now that more than one country has it. it becomes Just another weapon to be discussed tike any • other.—Soviet UN delegate Jacob Malik. * * * I never look up the credit of my customers. I either like a person's looks and trust him or not.—Hollywood rcstnuruteur "Prince" Mike Romanoff. * + * The time is coming when every citi/en will have to ask himself nt every hour of the day: Is what 1 am doing helping to save the Republic or is it not?—Noted author John Dos passes. * + * I am not one ol those people who think another war Is Inevitable.—President Truman. * t * In three cr five, ten or fifteen years, this all will be as commonplace as the washing machine. Only a few years ago (he bazooka was nt the stage guided missiles are at now.—K. T. Keller, new head of the U. S. guicicd missile program. Barbara isn't saying how they'll stack up to Errol Flynn's shanks when he slips on the tights or to Lex Barker's muscled cahes when he swings on those Jungle vines. The picture made him "All I can My," slie told me-. "Is I though. The day It opened it the that Bob's legs arc very food In lhe| Strand theater In New York, It was my name and Ben Lynn's on the m.-irqute. The second (lay they star, picture. I saw them ami I know. Take it from Birbara, Just any movie profile king couldn't put oti the short, above-the-knec costumes that her hubby wears in the S7.- 000,000 epic and get away with It. Nothing's been that brief in the line of skirts since Clara Bw Charlcstancd her way through Elinor Glynn's "It" back in the silent era. "Bob was concerned alMxit his gs. all right," Barbara cleadlevcls. 'Believe me, he has nothing to worry about." She didn't .spend much llnic look- Ing over the directcr's shoulder in Rome while her better-half emoted In MGM's sage of Christians and lions tangling In the Roman arenas. It was blazing hot in the city that Ingrid Hcrgman. Roberto RossoHm! clunked the lights tn read, '\VHh See HOLLYWOOD on r»je 8 a popular song tells how "the best things of life are free." It was such things In a larger and Christian sense that Paul had in mind when he wrote of the limitless life and possessions of the Christian who has found "the unsearchable riches of Christ." (he Western Powers, especially America. Red China Is playing along, with the Idea that this ultimately will give her the leadership of Asia—a forlorn hope. Moscow doesn't have partners—only satellites. Seventh at Hyesanjln Well, now, a spearhead of the U. S. Seventh Division has battled Its way back to Hyesanjln on the Yalu River—the first American contingent to reach the Manchurian border. Meantime, a South Korean division has pushed ten miles up he east coast. And Communist forces are reported building strong mountain defenses to meet the U.N. drive. It. isn't surprising therefore that United Nations intelligence officers in Korea predict the war, which only a short time ago was regarded as about ovi;r, is likely to lost well into spring. ;That means a mighty tough winter for the troops in the snow and ice of mountainous North Korea. However, the fact remains tli,^Jt despite the setback MacArthur hasT troops standing on the Yalu. He has broken the back of his big task. The imponderable of the situation now Is just what designs Pclplng has. . If she is mainly concerned over her Yalu boundary and those electric plants, she might make a bargain for herself- at Lake Suc- BSS. We shall see when the Chinese delegation gets into action. spades and going at once to three no-trump. When North bid three no-trump in spite of the repeated spade bids, South should have let well enough alone. He had strength in all suits, and his spades would undoubtedly be very useful at no- trump. When West opened the three of hearts. South had to play low from the dummy and let the trick ride around to his Jack, This was a risky play, of course, since he had to lose three aces soner or later and to his hand Quickly enough to draw the last trurnp. It didn't matter whether South led a club or a diamond, west was bound to win with the ace and lead a third heart for his partner to ruff. It Ls interesting to note that West could not have set the contract If he had taken the first round of spades, for then South could have led dummy's remaining trump to get to lite hand. Nor could West have done well with a second low heart, for South would allow that to ride around to his nine! • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Hy OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Don't Let Honors Steer You Wrong It Is often difficult to say hbw far you should go in the 'effort to get credit for honors. It's very pleasant to collect an extra 100 or 150 points. It's very unpleasant to lose a game (or. perhaps,'a slam) and Anna Magnanl call ' home, j because the honors steered you Shudders Barbara: away from the best contract. "They were shooting scenes with j In a very close case, where there lions and bulls. Ereo thing smcllcd to Vugh heaven." "HI Yo. Silvcrtop" The Italians gaped at Barbara's gray hair nnd some newsmen dc- seems to be no good reason to choose one contract rather than another, It's quite all right to let the honors Influence your judgment. It's even all right to lose ft scribed It in print as her "silver i i^nme about once in ten cases ant top." i score the 'extra 100 points hi the Barbara javc them (he straight. other nine r.ascs. But this means ol It on her Mother Machice locks.! that the odds must be very good told them It just sol srsy. I; that the honors contract will be hate bleached hair. I just loathe II. Some people tell me 1 ought tn do something nboiil my gray hair. Good grief, why?" She photographed as blonde as safe. Today's hand shows a case In point. There was nothing wrong, o course, with South's opening bl Clark Gable's Sylvia when she co-, and reblcl two spades. After Nort starred with Gable tn "To I'lcasc aj bid two uo-truinp, eolith had WEST *A9 y Q 8 5 .1 • A 105 + AS75 Eist Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass NORTH 14 49-1 * AK16 * KJ9 + J 1043 ' EAST(D) 4)875 V 104 4> 87431 + 362 SOUTH A KQJ 1032 ¥ J92 North + KQ Both vul. South West Pass Pass Pass ' Past 3 A 4* ZN. T. 3N. T. Pass Opening lead—< 75 Years Ago Today Allen Dunaway. Pine Bluff athletic director, told Fred S. Saliba, of the Chickasaw Athletic Association, that, he would not bring the Pine Bluff Zebras to Blytheville for the $2.000 which has been offered by Blythcvillc. He countered with an offer to Blytheville of $750 or half the net receipts for a game at Pine Bluff. This was refused by superintendent W. D. McClurkin, The game would give the winner clear title, to the state championship. The Zebra team was on hand in Forrest City last night tofc$i the ..Chicks defeat the Mustangs, 39-20, In a game featuring the run-, ning of Herschel Moslcy and Eddie Saliba. Antelope Answer to Previous Puzzl* HORIZONTAL would have lost the contract at once if East had held the queen of hearts When East played the ten ol hearts. South won with the Jack and heaved a sigh of relief. He then led the king of spades. West, who could sec farther than one trick ahead, played tow, and East dropped the seven. South continucc spades, forcing out West's ace. and East completed his signal by dropping the five, West correctly read his partners signal as showing a third trump. He therefore led the queen of hearts back. Dummy won with the king of hearts, and declarer discovered 3 Allot 4 Senior (ab.) 5 Lure 6 German king 7 Sharp 8 Show disapproval 9 Hypothetical force. 10 Tumult 11 Observe 12 Phlegmatic 17 MyseK- 25 Imitated 26 Mark Lady" and she'll be hornnvog j'.cd | clcc.« choic* between rebidrtinj his j to his dismay that he couldn't get 1 Depicted antelope 8 It has long, sharp • 13 Run 14 Senseless person 15 Decay 16 Entries in ledgers' 18 Ear (comb, form) 19 Mimic 20 Notes 21 Sesame A< . 22 French article ^ Mislay 23 101 (Roman) 24 Aquatic mammal 27 Escaped 29 Mixed type 30 Egg (comb, form) SI Half an cm 32 Pronoun 33 Wilt 35Penise ' 38 Preposition 39 British (ab.) 40 War god •12 Restaurants (7 Purchase •18 Ignited 49 Tilled ground 50 Biblical name 51 Splendor 53 Snubbed 55 Irish a&sembliet 58 Go back VMTICAI, 1 Goat intelopes 2H«rok 27 It stands about 41 Gudrun's feck tall husband 42 Felines 33 Thwarted 43 Area measure 34 It lives In 44 Bazaar Sotlth 45 Rim 3« Mutilates 46 Carolled 37 Wood nymph* 47 Uncovered 52 Indian mulberry 54 Either

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