The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 25, 1950 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, November 25, 1950
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FAG1 BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TfU COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. HAlNEa, Publisher •AMY A RAINES, AuUUnt Publl»h«r A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAOL D. HUMAH, MmtUing M»n«« N«tton»l Advertising R*presenUtlve«: Wltmtr Co, Ne» York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphta. Entered M tccond class matter tt the po»t- • ftic* »t BlytheYiHe, Arkansas, under act ol Con- October t. l»n. •ATURDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 198* Member of The Associated Press - SUBSCRIPTION RATES: »j e«rrier In the cilj o! Blytherllle or «nj mburtxn lawn wher» currier ierrlc» U maintained, JSe per week. By mill, within • radius ol 50 miles »S.OO per TMT, »}.50 for six months, $1.25 lor three months; b; mill outside SO milt lone, 112.50 per rear p»y«bl» ir «dr»nce. Meditations While H It uU. Today » je will hear his Tok«, h»rr!en nol your hearts, M In the provo- Hebrew* 3:15. O brother manl (old to thy heart thy brother. Ther» pity dvrelli, the peace of God is there — Whittler. Barbs If and when we need air raid wardens, we'll nominate the lady next door who always delects anything unusual in the neighborhood hours before it happens. • * * Parenls can hf flad that, at least, their little lota slay OM| of more (rouble than they jet inlo. • * - * An Indiana boy of five plays a trombone. Well, he's not too old for a good spanking. • » • Twenty-eight thousand pounds of dried eggl were shipped to the children of Vienna. Imagine the acramfcle for them! •Future of Blytheville t -'Hinges on Industry • . Fresh from • <Uy spent In thanks••- giving, in counting the blessings of the * past, Blytheville citizens found they had • much for which to be thankful. The • city's growth and progress during the : past 50 years has at times been phenom: : onal. At other times it has been some~. what less than that. '; But » look st the past turns one's ^ eyes toward the future. Where is Bly; theville going from here? ; Frankly, the trend is not encourag- ; ing. Real estate men, perhaps any town's : most sensitive economic barometers, re.:. port that the town's progress is slowing, : even beginning to backslide noticeably. £ It is for this reason that 7-1 Blytheville I businessmen sat in a meeting Tuesday r ;. night. 1 They analyzed the city's economic ; ills and, to the best of their ability, took .* : s peek at the future. This group came - up with the answer that each of them - knew anyway: Blytheville must have ad- l ded payrolls, indepndent of its ajjricul- * tural backbone, to keep the city's wrtrk- , ers in their jobs and to keep merchants' • cash registers ringing. At the meeting, BIytheville's representatives to industrial prospects told an old story: if the city is to obtain payrolls, it is going to require a sizeable community investment ... at least enough to meet competition of other cities. These same men reported that BIy- theville's chances of gaining the plant of an old, reliable firm are now excellent, providing the city is ready to invest. Therefore BIytheville's Industrial Foundation was set up. U is likely that the success or failure of this program will spell the difference in obtaining industry. Tuesday night's meeting set the amount for our town to raise at $100,000. Towns half this size have raised that amount of money for similar investment in the future of their business. Jt is that and more. It is an investment in the future of our children, homes, schools and churches. For none of these prosper if the city's 0 businessmen are not pros|ierous and thriving. The gravity of this town's economic situation and the golden opportunity now presenting itself must not be underestimated. Certainly, it's easier to give ?500 than $1,000 . . . easier to give $1,000 than ?2,000. B,,t Blytheville must look beyond tlic end of its collective noses and realize that its time is now and that our town is in need of communal effort and unity such as it has never known. G, 1. Who Inherited $250,000 Knows He Isn't 'Wealthy' A iot of people seem to lie liissiip. poinlcd in IXivicl Clm-kson. H c is the 21-year-old G.I., flush from Korea, who learned he had Inherited $250,000 while he was dodging North Korean bullets. Now Carkson didn't do anything rash. He didn't go AWOI. and spend his time buying pretty baubles for 'pretty chorines. He didn't get himself a spccial- ly-laiiored uniform with nylon fatigues. In fact, he didn't behave at all like a lot of people expect young heirs to behave. All he did do is say, in a matter-of- fact, tone, "I don't see what all the excitement's about; » lot of people come into money." While that is, of course, a slight exaggeration, it does show a commendable restraint on his part. Undoubtedly, part of Clarkson lack of enthusiasm or, rather, lack of excitement—is due to his immediate past. To a G.I. back from Korea, ?250,000 may be nice but a comfortable bed and an easy chair are far more tempting assets. But there is more to his restraint than simply bis status as a war veteran.. He is representative of a generation that doesn't even have & nodding friendship with a fortune. Today's youth grows up with the knowledge of taxes .and inflation have combined to make an accumulation of large sums of money an impossible hobby to pursue. Millions just can't be made these days. Even & quarter of a million, like clnrkson got, will boil down lo just a week's allowance for a 1925 millionaire after Uncle Sam takes his share. • Any red-blooded American boy of the 20's after hearing abotit an inheritance like Clarkson's, would have painted the town a flaming scarlet. Bul today, what's the use? Even a can oC red paint and a good brush are expensive. Views of Others Cotton and Controls When th« department of Agriculture suddenly ulapped export restrictions on cotton a few weeks • go the price, which had touched » new record high, broke sharply. There was an immediate and effective protest from cotton producers who irgiied, n'Jth cause, that they h«d been discriminated aealnst at the critical moment of harvest. The export quota was modified, and cotton began to climb again. Then president Truman announced that there will be no price controls In the near future. Then cotton jumped to »n • 11-time record for the New Orleans exchange. In. one sense this IA good news for Arkansas, and its cotton economy: But In another sense the news is more than a little alarming. There can be no gainsaying the fact that 43 cents is an inflationary price for cotton. And there can be no doubt that when the impact of the price, with all that will be added onto it down the line, i« finally felt by the consumer the future in which Mr. Truman visualizes price controls will be moved perceptibly nearer. •-:—-Arkansas Ga?ctte The High Cost of Politics Inflation has hit political campaign, expenditures, like everything else, but it is a special kind o! inflation. We think the time has come lor Congress to take a long look at the high cost of political activity. Democratic Chairman William M. Boyle estimated toward (he close of the campaign that his party would spend about two million dollars through its congressional, senatorial and national committees. The Republicans had reported more than a million spent by the end of October, and undoubtedly went well above this in the closing days of the campaign. But the national committees tell only part of the story. There are other expenditures In every state, and expenditures by numerous special groups. The CIO and AKL political committees between them spent close to a million this year. Medical groups also were active. The Hatch Act places a limit of. three million dollars on spending by any political committee, but this U meaningless because you can always form a new committee. Similarly a candidate lor the Senate is totally limited to expenditures of 525.000. bul the cast of printing ami many other major campaign expenditures is exempt [rom the limitation. The country needs a complete, realistic survey ol campaigning as It Ls today, how much is ?pem in the aggregate, where the money comes Irorn, just what !t is spent for In detail. On the basis of these fact.'i reasonable controls need lo be set up. nor unlimited campaign spending can become a threat to democracy. —ST. LOU7S POST-DISPATCH So They Say Bag and Baggage Quick Win Might End Danger of China War 1»\' HEWITT MACKEN7IK \r Foreign Affairs Analyst We are told that the great offen- ive launched by General MacAr- hur with U.N. forces fn northwest Korea U aimed at ending the war. Achievement of that goal would n Itself b« i wonderful Christmas present for * war-weary world. But t strikes me ,jhat a quick victory Peter Epson's Washington Column — Government Hopes to Step Up Nation's Aluminum Production Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN' F. JORDAN, M.l>. Written (or NFA Serrlc« Elderly people have more ailments than the young, but teenagers too can have their problems. All of today's questions deal with difficulties during the adolescent period. Q—I am a jrlrl 16 years old, five feet four Inches tall, and I weigh HO pounds. I am embarrassed by being so fat. Is there any medicine can 'ike? s, A—U'lth the rarest of exceptions twine oTerwelpht | n slmnly a matt eatlnjr loo much. Almost with- nilt exrrntlnn those who are too fat rlatm (hat Ihev eat Ultle. hut when their diets are studied from a ral- orie standnolnt, they are found to eat more than necessary. A slrlci dIH with an exact number nf calories a day should bring von to a normal weight In a few months. Q—I sin )5 vcars oM and am onl.v five feet one inch tall. All the bov> make fun of me and call me "Shorty." Can anything be done lo make me grow faster? Bill M A—The hrlcbt (o which r->n| e erow trrnu fn be a matter of fam ilv. diet and luek. firnwUi, partial larly In boys, does not uroceed a an even rate, anil there Is still i ehanc* that you will shoot up a rood many Inches in the next twi or three years. Until recently then was nothing at all which offerer any proapeet of Increasing growth There are now some experiments atadln with vitamin H 12 which svjrjrf-rt thai this may possibly (1 repeat. poMlbly) add to one's s(a*or«. Thin nil on Id not be tried exempt under the •tiilrtanre of a nhy- WASHINGTON (NBA) _ World War III—if this Li It— is being ushered in Just like World War II. Before the last war. there were big assurances that there would be enough aluminum for all defense i needs. Instead of which, there was an initial shortage. Here it, is again. U. S. govern- m e n t agencies are now trying despera t e I y to have aluminum production stepped up by 50 per cent or more. This Ls one aspect of the Na- Peter Ed»on tio n a 1 Production Authority's 35 per cent cut- ]ack order on aluminum use which * not generally understood. What the government us now trying to do is get aluminum supply in such condition that the NF>A cutback order can itself be cut back, if not. completely repealed. Present production capacity of the U. S. aluminum Industry is around 150.000 ions a year. It, is divided (roughly) In thus manner: 50 per cent Aluminum Co. of America, 30 per cent Reynolds Metals, 20 per cent Kaiser Aluminum. Discussions between this big three ami u. R. General Services Administrator jess Larson have been aimed at Increased annual production ol it least 325,000 tons, for the first bit«. More, maybe, later. One Important point on this proposed expansion ia that the entire $450 million cast would be borne by private industry. There is still some snarl up on terms. Producers have, wanted a guarantee that all metal produced would be bought by the government. They hav« wanted e-icalator clauses In the contract, guaranteeing that higher prices would be paid If labor or other costs went up. They have wanted guarantees on profits. So far .the malt the government has been willing to guarantee la the private bank loans to finance the expansion. Aluminum Industry Needs More Competition Out of these discussions, however, has come in appreciation of the need to' get a few more companies into the production ol aluminum. While i-he so-called "monopoly" held by Alroa before the last war has been broken by court action, there is considerable opinion in government circlp.s that the industry needs still more competition. This presents tremendous problems. It may require" 100 per cent government subsnly. No small company can undertake the big investment necessary to get into pri- mary aluminum production on Its own. First, aupplle* ol bauxite ore must b« arranged. Then alumina plant* must be built. Then aluminum reduction plants. electric power supplies are required, at low cost. Finally, lor Integrated production there must be mills to make platej. bars, rods and other shapea needed by the fabricators. Approaches have been made (o companies like Olln Corp., Anaconda Copper and American Smelting and Refining, but there-have been no deals clased with them. Two companies have gone Into the busine-ss in a modest way. Apex Smelting of Chicago has bought one line of rectifier* for a new plant in Arkansa-s. Harvey Machine Co., ol Tonrance, Calif., ha* also bought one. line of rectifiers for a new plant near Hungry Hor.'e Dam, Mont. All Surplus Aluminum Equipment Is Now In U« With these installations, the last of the government-oK-ned aluminum production equipment which was considered surplus at the end ol the war will be "again in operation. Alcoa is operating the old Messina. N. Y.. plant. Kaiser has Installed equipment from Burlington. N. ,1., in » new plant near New Haven, W. Va. This plant will use gas as power to generate electricity. More production can't be put In See F.DSON on r»jfe S slelan who can keep track of all Its' possible effects. Q — Is an infection of the lower bronchial tubes curnble? if Aj, how long, with expert care, would it take a 13-year-old boy to get well? Reader A— It all depends on what scerms are causing the Infection, and how large an area is Involved. Of course the chances of cure are much bel- ter. now than, they used to DC. thanks to the sulfa drugs and penicillin and its relatives. ...... Q— I have a 12-yenr-old boy who stutters. In a column on that subject not long airo you mentioned might hove » ir« B men ant result, If the final phu* at thi'esntner >n t* confined lo XOTMB territory outh of the Manchurlan border, 14 might eliminaU the d»n««r at wtt oetween Red China and Am«rte«. Tht« would b» on th« but* o* ten. vlnclng * ituplcioui Oh in* thU America h»j na drrtgni rm UMt- churla. ^ Ot cour M i toft *rmr at OMntai lommunliU art in northw«* K»- . rea, Just below thi Korei-Muohius^f a boundary, V> block tlx.TJ.H. »W ~ :ack. But they claim (hey «r« tfi«r« :o defend their own border Interests. Whether that claim i» H*t a* 'iction remain^ to be demonstrated, but if It li (act it would fit ow theory. One of the gravest developm*ntg which could grow out of the KorMB > upheaval would be war betw«*n China and the United St»t«. America doesn't want and couldn't afford such a development. A military victory still *ould lnr« her with « political blwk-eyt In Asia, and she thus would lost even if she won. Washington's attitude toward! China was emphasized graphically in the U.N. Security council recently when Russia's Jacob A. Malik charged that the united Statel : was attacking China on land, on sea an'd in the air. He threatened to use the veto to prevent passage of a resolution demanding that Red China withdraw troops from Kore*. Malik declared America, not Pelp- itig. was the aggressor. U.S. delegate Ernest A. Gross countered by reading F'resident Truman's statement stressing American friendship for the people of China, and stating that the United States had no intention of invading that country. Moreover, Washington officlali have Indicated that they are ready to "talk turkey" with the Crilnest^ Communists, and might even hai^^ gain. It -Is possible, for lnst«.nc«, ' that buffer zones on both aide* of the Korean-Manchurlai] border n*lght be arranged. /Silent a* tn IXsigns China has kept her designs very much to herself. However, there i« no indication that she wants an nll-out war with America, without doubt she is working in partnership with Moscow, but there is-a schools could I which get In IN HOLLYWOOD "j. KE JOHNSON Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —<NEA)~ Maybe you'll read it In Garbo's autobiography someday, but the tnsirte story on her veto oT one film role after another L<; a back ailment that has causer) hpr severe pMn Tor many years find which has become aggravated in recent months. The powers at Fox have decided that Den n !<; Day is a st-rren (vpc after his click in "I'll Got By," Rr'll step bpforc tbr camcm* n^'iin m "The Belle of Mnrket Street," was a heck of an actor (o jump from had managed to show » good hand, but he had not managed to show the magnificent fit for diamonds that was-needed to bid a slam In one re-tnke to another. "Are you kidding?" Milchum that suit—the only makabte slam. South had no worries about three is I no-trump and didn't see much pros- reported lo have sMd. "I'm always pec t of getting to a better contract. The Kremlin ha-s witnessed the quality ot our vigor and determination. It -A'ill not lightly • embark upon another such adventure (RJ the Korean wan.—APL president William Green. • * * 1 write at night and at weekends. I relax with drink and conversation—anri so i hoj>e to go on till I die, rather soone* nowr than later. —British Novelist Henry Green. * * ; • * Our food reserves arc not sufficient fo teed all the world. We must give to comif.rlts such as Korea the know-how to eventually produce their own food as well AS temporary supplies. —Secretary of Agriculture Charles Brannan. Only an informed cltl/enry can make democracy work. —Gen. Dwitht D. Eisenhower Paul Drmelas and his bridr. .Jan .Sterling, are renting the old S250.- 000 Marion Davle.s mansion, whirh I has a private waterfall and n 3flfi- foo'-lonc swimmin^ pool, Ri^ys T\iiil: "It's so palatial \vr rn n'l p < *llilv en UnllyM'nnd. Hollywood hrt.s to cnmr In us." Doiizlas sets a workout in his new film, a pro football yarn. "The Guy Who Stink the Navy." Mr groaned: I'm Tonrnhip how lo \vroslIr.' pimrli a hap. do a 11 me slp[i and Mnar a snnjf. Oh, yfs," he added, "I n act." Write finis to Katharine Hrp- burn's back." tape roninnro with Mtchnel Henthail. the mitlsh dltrr- lor who jiul her throueh hrr paces In "As Von Like Tt." . , . Nevrr- say-rile nole: Orson Wfllo.s is still the same In every movie and every re-uke. AH I do is change Milts." • * V Yvonne rie Carlo's pah are urging her to tackle concert warbling now ill at her contract, with UI is up In the air. . .."Festival Balle t," '.vhich stars Alicia Markova and An ton Dolin. is chalkine; up the same kind of a hit in London that See ilOl,I,V\VO<H) nn I'agc 8 ©JACOBY ON BRIDGE llv OSWALD .1ACOKV \Vrlttcn for N'KA Srrvice Not Wise to Pass He therefore, passed at three no- trump, thus missins; the slam. Incidentally, North's opening bid in the first room was not his only fine bid. The jump from (our clubs to five diamonds was a very good choice too. After opening the bidding. North had made minimum re- bids in no-trump, indicating he hart a balanced hand and a weak opening bid. When South still persisted, going might help. How touch with them? Mrs. A.VA. A—I Iwlieve that you coulrl obtain m list of schools or Sneecti teachers by writing the secretary-treasurer of the American Sntcch 'anil H«ar- Init Association. Wayne University, Detroit. Mirh. You m'slil also he Interested (n a booklet on slnllcr- In* prepared for iiarrnts anil other* Interested in the nroblem, published and distributer! by the X;i'- tlonal Snclcty for Crippcld Children and Adults, 11 South LaSalTe Street. Chicago 3, Illinois. The r-osl of this booklet has been listed as 35 cents. Q—My 14-year-old daughter lias list been discovered to have a heart mirmur. Doe.s this mean she will lave to be very rjuiet. ami should ve worry about it? Mrs. T.R. A—A heart,murmur Is not always erribly serious. If is not enough list lo know that a heart murmur present. Examinations must be made to find mil caused (lie murmur, how seriously the heart Is damaged, and whrlher or not the cause (usually rheiimaflc fever) active or not. It Is only when thr.. iddlllonal Tarts are available that one can Irll whether vnlir ler's activities will have' to be re- Q—What do you think of, our 16- year-old boy drinking cocktails? He R.L.S. In one nf my very first articles Tor this column I showed how n player who failed to open with a biddable hand might get shut jut of the auction altogether. That's not the only danger of passing with a biddable hnnd. Another trouble is that you may never thereafter show the value of the hand. This danger Is shown in today's hand, taken from an Internatloi "Hnrnblo\rer" Pork Gregory Peck's eyes light up when lie talks abnut "Capaln HorrvMn which he made in I Smith had i contract. He no trouble making lilsj took the opening: lead Hornblower." England. with dummy's ace ol hearts, drew trumps in three rounds, and ran the spades to discard dummy's heart WEST 4873 V K Q 7 » 5 <,2 * A93 North 1 A 2N.T. 3N.T. Pa** Or- .NORTH (I» IS ¥ AJ2 » QS8« + QJ42 EAST 4965 ^ V986 3 • 107 * 10765 SOUTH * AQJ101 V 105 » A KJ 1 + KS Both vul. FMi Sootli West Past 2 * Pass Past 3 » Pass PAM 4 A Pass Pas* fi • Pas« Pas» rrlnjC lead— V K says all the others da. A—T think if mosf Sn.iilils.iblc. of the others of that apr very Mao. u-oitM real doubt the Red whether General Chinese ,leader flllou' himself to be pushed major war which he "didn't into n WJUlt. Mao may have been t.iiioring under the misapprehension, that the partnership k on n fifty-fifty basis and so has been \villinp to follow Moscow's schemes. However, he is a highly independent man of strong views. Just how far he '.rnilld accept dictation remains to be seen, but one suspects ho nu'Eiht revolt if he detected skullduggery in Russia's program. Mao appears to be ambitious to gain the dominant position in Asia. If that is his seal, he is bound to have a miKhtv clash with Russia in , due course, because she aims at I control herself. Communist China's altitude towards America will receive a further .airing vvith the forthcoming appearance of the Pcipins delegates at United Nations beartrjuarters In New York to press China's accusa-' tion of aggression by the United States. This chares has to do with the situation in Formosa, America not only will use her best arsuments to refute this untrue allegation, but undoubtedly will hope to convince the Chinesft of her friendship for the Chinese people. IS Years Ago Torfoy Mrs. R. E. Fletcher ot Osceoln died at her home last night . Constable Harry Taylor Is bac* in harness after a Ions lllnes* and made two arrests yesterday, his first in many months. W. A. Afflick will be master of ceremonie.s when the Rlythevillt Country club has Its Thanksglv- .... .... ine dance. The Blue Rhythm or- nol, and it cannot be. snod for him chestra of Ca))c Gtrardcau will play or In any oilier way. for the affair. Young Animal Answer to Previous Puzzto ^HORIZONTAL 1 Depicted animal 4 They also are known as 9 The adult is called a 12 Indeed • 13 Zeal 14 Sick 15 Hang loosely 17 Uncombincd VERTICAL 1 Cushions 2 Persia 3 Weapon 4 Bargain event 5 Small bird 6 Hypothetical structural unit 7 Proboscis 8 Ireland 9 Haunch 10 Bulging jar oMile stuff r\f| losers. It. was then sate to knock the ace of clubs. to four clubs, North could safely show that he really had a very good fit for diamonds. He had already shown A weak hand (for a player who could open the bidding), so evrr seen on the screen." >ir savs. " J ?^ k <«V-' ilrncr sr> " ""' " lm ""'' Slx K P nrt! ' s cmllrt not have been! this Jump could not be Interpreted 5-iiV. i. sh p, llld "'case this as made aBainsl a heart lead. Declarer as a very strong bid. TUO picture!' rven the mlnlantrr, could win nnd draw trumps, but ' " »re colnsvil -. is-font scalp miHlrl, then the opponents would cash a ships each operated by twn hidden hrlow decks." mm ! heart trick when they were given h^'V 1 ™ 1 il 5 U D: V' id , a ' Xrt Balh - i Whcn°thi 511 h 5 and was played in sheba." Poxs Biblical epic with Su- " " " san Hayward as the doll whose romance with a Itlnc hcccme the bie bu7*-Vni77 of .Tcrusalc-m. A fellow we kumv ran Into Roh- wt iUUhua mi r«n»rk»d th»l Bob the other room, the North player passert instead of opening the bld- ilinc. Smith opened, of course, with As It happened, the Jump to five diamonds was all the encouragement South needed. North had n wsnlc opening birl, he knew, but it surely included four diamonds to the queen, »n »ce. and some treivglh In hearts With weaker diamonds, or wlth- one spade. Now North tried to show I out an ace. North would have bid his v.iliip.s by ,•> }tmip In three, no- : only four diamonds. With nothing trump. I In heart,', North could not have Thii jump «M Mt «aou«k. Korlh I r^x«ti»djj bM 26 Snare 44 Envelop 27 Shout 45 Entrance _ _ . 7.9 Portrait statu* 46 Was born* 19 Symbol for tinll Merriment 30 Fondles 47 Famous 20 Urge (slang) 16 Ring or circle 36 Memorandum English school ZI Compass point (comb, form) 37 Hammer head it Sourc* ol 40 Glut 41 Unclosed 43 Rowing 22 An (Scot.) 18 Encounter 23 Correlative Of 23 Trying either 24 Babylonian deity 26 Beginner , 28 Journey V' 31 Crimson 32 Frozen water 33 Malt beverage 34 Drunkard 35 Scheme 37 Sties 38 Behold! 39 Chief priest of a shrine 40 Thus 42 Quantity of hemp fiber 45Exist 17 Exclamation pt inquiry 19 Seem 51 Give 53 Beverage 54 Swift 56 Portuguese India i7 Abstract being 58 Mortify MX! experience 25 Ascended

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