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PAGE EIGHT (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1953 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINKS. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrcrtlsins Manager J sole National Advertising Representatives: WalUce Witmer Co., New York., Chicago, Detiolt, Atlinta, MemphU. _ Entered as second class matter at the port•Mic« it BlytheYille, Arkansas, mioer act ol Con- fress, October 9. 1917. Member ol The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Bj carrier in the city ol Blyttievllle or inj •uburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25c pei weak BY mail, within a radius ol 60 miles, »S.OO per reirVso for sii months, $1.25 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, J12.JO per year payable In advance. Meditations For in thcc, O Lord, ilo I hope: thou will hear, O Lord my God.— I'aslms 38:15. * * * Hope is tne virgin of the ideal world, who opens heaven to us in the midsi ol every temptcst.- Arsene Houssaye. Barbs Handwriting is a key to character, says a professor. Especially when found on that little piece of paper marked "insufficient funds." * * * Eatinjr everything vith a reckless abandon often leads to a shape like a. figure ate. The rugular football season comes to a close —and then comes the footbowi season. * * " * Laugh, and grow fat is fine until you succeed —then U Isn't so funny." * * * The world is so full of good lies that there is no excuse for a poor excuse. Voters and Not Politicians Determine Election Issues Some rather misleading comments have been made lately by political figures and others on the relation of specific issues to major campaigns. For instance, Republican National Chairman Leonard Hall said some time Back that communism in government will be the big issue in 1954. Then, on Nov. 24, Senator McCarthy took to the air waves to reaffirm this proposition. McCarthy was spurrpd to make this comment by President Eisenhower's earlier remark that he hoped the issue would be cleaned up and out of the way by campaign time next year. Just about the lime these statements were appearing, a columnist had occasioned to discuss Mr. Eisenhower's 1952 campaign. He suggested that the President suddenly come to life when he developed the issues of Communism, corruption, the Korean war, and federal spending. In all this thinking, it is extremely likely there is an unwarranted assumption: that candidates make the issues, events of our national and international life actually create the issues. Insofar as political candidates participate in events of significance, they may help to "make" issues. But they cannot sit down around a table and say: Gentlement, these things will be the issues next year." The voters are the only ones who can determine what local, national or world problems will really be the issues in a given election. Candidates may do their best to hammer particular themes, but they have utterly no guarantee that these will register with the voters. Suppose the politicians do thump comunism in government. It might score, in company with a number of other issues. But then again, it might not. If for example, there were to he a recession of sorts in 195-1, voters' worries about their pnckelbooks would almost certainly override all other considerations. In these circumstances, communism in government as an issue could he lost in the shuffle. The voters in other words, will make their decision on the basis of the issues as they see them. Politicians of course j will try lo influence their outlook; but they cannot control it. When they sug- 1 gest that they can, they are only indulging in their perennial wishful thinking. Crusty Ickes If there has been any saltier, crustier human being in public life for the past two decades than Harold L. Ickes, he has escaped notice. Now this self-styled ''crumudgeon," who was Secretary of (he Interior to the late Franklin D. .Roosevelt and then to Harry Truman, makes a fresh impact upon the publication of his "Secret Diary." .It's probably the liveliest and most intimate history of the New Deal era we shall have from an actual participant. If you doiilit I hat the late secretary's reputation for testiness was deserved, note this: Once ho complained in writing that Mrs. UooKPvclt had written to one of his staff engineers, suggesting a certain improvement, without consulting him. To Ickes this seemed about the last straw. He wrote in his diary: "Soon J will expect Sistie and Bur/.y (the Roopnvclt grandchildren) to be is- sueing orders to members of my staff. Fortunately, they can't write yet." Views of Others For McCarthy, Only One Side In Senator Joseph McCarthy's book there Is only one siu'o tu a stury—his side: and woe to nny who would argue otherwise. They can expect McCarthy to come at them like a cluttering thundering steam-roller. The Senator gave an illuminating demonstration of this on a Sunday yadio program. A im'mher of ihe audience who brought up the Uennings report on some of McCarthy's questionable activities had the question torn out at his mouth and heard the report ridiculed, not answered. Another who mentioned the pro- Kisenhower phone calls which swamped the Toledo Blade was told this was proof of how dishonest the press can be. A third who quoted a statement favorable to Stalin by McCarthy to the Milwaukee Journal after former President Truman had warntd agaiast the menace of Communist expansion drew a thundering denounciation of the Journal as an enemy of McCarthy to which he granted no interviews. Can the printed record be wiped out so easily? Worst of McCarthy's weekend fulminigattons, however, was the letter denouncing Brig. Gen. Telford Taylor for a speech at West Point In,which he accused McCarthy of seeking to divert attention from the Senators failure to support his headlined charges about Port Manmouth. Instead ol meeting the point made by the American prosecutor the NuenberR war crime trials, McCarthy sought, to overwhelm it, by charging that Taylor left Government service with a "flan" on his record denoting an unresolved question of loyalty." There may or may not be s.ucn a "flag" on Gen. Taylor's record. Ordinary Americans do not have, access to such flics as Senator McCarthy seems to h.ive. This instance, however, cannot be allowed ki stand as another unresolved case of "gilt by accusation." Nor can it be accepted—as Senator McCni-iliy obviously meant it to be—as a warning to West Point authorities to allow the cadets to hear only speakers on McCarthy's sid« of the fence. Good Americans will not take serious Implications merely on l.he say-so of a McCarthy. Like good scientists and good lawyers, they will ask, what is the evidence? And they will take note when the question goes unanswered. —St. Louis Posl-Dispaich. ,^', . Louder And Higher Women have raised the pitch of men's voices, says a throat specialist. Dr. Paul J. Moses, of San Francisco—and we don't doubt it. What we doubt is the reason Dr. Moses gives for the phenomenon. He says many men have high-pitched voices because virtually their only contacts with ndulls during childhood, when their speech patterns were being set, were With their mothers and women teachers. The reason advanced by Dr. Moses may have had something to do with it. On the other hand, has Dr. ever tried to make himself heard in a deep bass voice above a gabble of high-pitched voices? If so, isn't there just a possibility that men's voices have evolved a higher pitch because of a desire over the years to bn'ay into the conversation?—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The Way Back \Ve Americans will continue Lo invite curtailment, of miv individual libeiije.s and encourage ex- ces. i -ive and destructive fax rates until \ve regain enough common to get government out of all business, restrict its functions, terminate many of the services it, ncnv is providing, and compel it to surrender controls which are vitiating our economy.—Olympia (Wash.) Daily Olympian, SO THEY SAY As good Communist Parly members (we were we must give up the idea that there is any God. —Mariano MacLane Kowall. * * * The leading men of the North Korean regime and north Korean army were for the most part Soviet citizens. —Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr. * * * I thing when a federal Judge in open court clran'.es the attorney general (Brownell) with trying Die hands of the FBI, some explanation Is demanded.— Clayton Fritchey. * * *: Our cU. S.) tax system is such a wilderness of taxi's lor revenue and taxes aimed at social reform and tnses such as the capital gains tax Dasecl on Marxist theories that it is a herculean task to break through this Jungle.—Banker Ewlng T. Boles * * * Man, 1 don't know what I'd do If I couldn't l>lay ball.—Boy Campanula. All-Day—Pardon; Ail-Year Sucker Peter Cdson's Washington Column- Tiny Cloud Appears to Darken Hoover Commissions Record ^WASHINGTON— (NEA~) — One tiny cloud has appeared on the horizon to darken the otherwise brilliant, record rrmile by cx-Prcsi- d e nt Herbert Hoover's orlg- 1 n al Commission on Reorganization of the E x e c u live Branch of the Government. Created by the R e p u blican 80th Congress, „ , _ the first Hoover Peter Eflson c Q m m Ksinn worked from 1047 to li)4£). It won national acclaim for the nonparti- snn and bipartisan way it worked, for the lack of bias of its members and the extreme fairness of its reports. Congress did not carry out nil of the Hoover Commission recommendations. But last Sopleinlmr the Citizens' Committee for the Hoover Reports summarised the commission's nccomplishmfMUs and found that 43 per cent of its recommendations hnd bncn earned out in full, while 33 per cent had been carried out in part or hnd become unnecessary because of other government reorganization measures, This leaves only 24 per cent of the original Hoover reorganization recommendations ns unfinished business to be considered bv the new Commission on Reorsnmzn- tion that was created by Congress earlier this year. This is probably a far higher record of accomplishment than any other government commission ever achieved. H sives the second Hoover Commission something to shoot at . The new commission has just come u n d e r attack, however, ] through the naming of a 24-man task force to study the activities of the federal government in the field of water resources, electric power generation and distribution. This will include flood control, government aids to navigation, and reclamation of Innd. Chairman of this force is Adm. Ben Morcell, chairman of the board of Jones & Laughlin [Steel Corporation of Pittsburgh. To • make his study, Admiral Moreell has surrounded himself with a sroup of louRh-minded business executives, engineers and lawyers for n. good, critical look at the illation's public power policies, developed largely during the, past 20 years of Democratic administration. A review of these policies Is unquestionably in order. The personnel of the Moreell force, however, has moved the American Public Power Association, the Cooperative League of the U. S., the National Rural Electric Coopera- demand some balance on the task force membership." Wallace Campbell of the Co-op League says more bluntly, "This task force has bee.n stacked heavily against the consumer." An independent breakdown of the task Ersfcne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEA.) — Holly words on the Record: HUMPHREY BOGART, on nixing recent TV offer;;: "They all want me to be a private eye, or a guy in a trench coat, a foreign correspondent type of thing 1 . I'm not gonna do it until I find something different, I've got nothing against TV, just against the tired old ideas they show me." JUN'K ALLYSON, about Marilyn Monroo: "Slip's wonderful for all of us in Hollywood. She makes people want to see other performers and more pictures. I can't understand why so many people say unkind things about her." actress, or *m actor, either. If it's a routine western, the scenery and the horse? are the stars. You have to have more than just Indians and scenery. You have to have a story." Nothing Bents a Story WAl/r DISN'KV, on the future of big-screen movies: "They are a more Impressive way of presenting a story. But the story, the material we put on the screen. Is. still paramount. Nothing will take its place." GARY MERRILL, about living in Maine while wife Bette Davis recuperates fvom her serious illness: "I fly into New York to do television once in a while. The rest of the time. I'm a collector of driftwood and lobsters.'' GEN'. DAVID SARNOFF. head of NBC, about the difference between color film and TV color: "Pictures like to jazz things up in color. Television gives a true and faithful reproduction. People will hHve to learn to like it that way. There can be no compromise with truth in color. All that can be asked of color is that it reflect like a mirror. A color camera can only spoil a tree." She's Puzzled AXN r SOUTHERN, puzzled about the critical praise that TV's "Private Secretary" has brought her: "I don't feel- that I'm doing a brilliant job., I'm not giving my kind of performance in television. I just get the words out. Our scripts are 42 pages long and when we were doing two shows a week, I learned 34 pages a week. It's exhausting. Doing a feature picture now would be a holiday." GEORGE BURNS, about Grade Allen: "If Oracle were as scatter-brained at home as she is on TV, I'd cut olf her fur-coat allowance. It [ may be hard to believe, but -she's a gracious and Intelligent woman. She's got good sense, good taste and good breeding." GEORGE SANDERS, on emoting with Ingrid Bergman in Italy: "How did I get along with Ingrid 1 No comment. On second thought, we got along fine. I got along with Rossellini, too. He's a very charming fellow. It's just that his method of work is so strange. so mysterious." DINAH SHORE, at the Ihree- year-TV mark: "Hollywood predicted career suicide for me for appearing several times a week on TV. It had been . proven that people quickly tired [ of movie stars who were in too many pictures. But that was because Hollywood encouraged snt mannerisms and 'stylized acting techniques in their stars for so long. In TV we don't dare do the same or develop mannerisms that irritate people." FORREST TUCKER, about London's critics: "I've been to England three times and I've never felt an anti- Hollywood tide. Any Hollywoodite who goes to England with the feeling that he is entering a new coun- force reveals this background: try and that a certain effort Ten engineers: Carey H. Brown, i required of him to respect the na- Scottsville, N. Y.; Malcolm Elli-' lion's traditions will get along jim- St. Louis: Gampes P. Growdon. Pittsburgh; Malcolm Pirnie, New York, all with U, S. Corps of Engineers experience; Julian Hinds, Los Angeles venter district: Frank Arthur dandy." W. VV. Homer. Salt Lake: H. Newman. Jr., Houston; B. Roberts, Cleveland: William D. Shannon. Seattle, and Royce J. Tipton, Denver, Colo. Five, business, executives: Charles L. Andrews, Memphis cotton man; ex-Gov. Charles Edison of New Jersey; Albert C. Mattel, San Francisco oilman; Harry W. Morrison, Boise, Morrison-Knudsen partner, and Admiral Morcell. Four attorneys: Pope F. Brock, KOBERT RYAN on his zooming career: ( "I started off in Hollywood with Ginger Rogers in 'Tender Corn- ade' and then was put into strict- POME In Which A Point Is Made Concerning An Item That Sometimes Fouls Up Family Finances: ^ , Someone said, or almost said It. Lots of folks have too much credit. — Atlanta Journal. THE PRICE supports needed under surplus crops are nothing compared to the supports needed these days under Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Tnft Benson. — St. Louis Post-Dispatch. 15 Years Ago In Blythcville Miss Eugenia Crawford u- a s t chosen president of the Children ly hn-niiin stuff. I was too young of tne Confederacy chapter mect- and too inexperienced, I guess, for | ing at the home ol Miss L-ynetle tive Association and other similar- j of Atlanta, Coca-Cola counsel; Ros]y minded groups lo complain that ' " " ' their point of view is not represented. Their ideas may be given a heaving in staff studies for the task force, but they fear they will not be present when the task force prepares its recommendations to the Hoover Commission for relay to the President and Congress. American Public Power Association speaks for 700 publicly owned electric power systems in 38 states. The Co-op League and NRECA speak for over 900 rural electric power co-ops in 43 states. As Alrx Rartin, general manager of Public Power Association puts it. "We have no objection to the commission and we do not question thp integrity of any of its members. But justice and equity Law Wash- coe Pound of Ha rva rd School; Donald Rlchberg, ington, and John W. Rcavis, Cleveland. Two politicians: Gov, J. Bracken Lee, of Utah, and ex-Gov. Leslie A. Miller, of Wyoming. Governor Miller was head man of the task force on natural resources for the first Hoover Commission. One banker: William B. Bates, rate specialist, and E. A. Kracke, Montclair, N. J. Two public accountant. 1 ;: John Jirgal, of ChicaRo, a public-utility of Houston, Tex. Two publishers: Harry E, Polk of Williston, N. Dak., and Robert anything else. I had to do all the action thinss to earn the right to do important pictures and work with great stars." GENE BARRY, explaining Why he's turning down long-term Gtu- dio contracts: "This is the day when you have to be free to grab on to that great film when it comes along. If Kirk Douglas hadn't been free to do 'The Champion,', he might still be just another actor around Hollywood." FAITH DOMERGUE, after turning down three westerns in a row at U-l: "Unless E as 'Shane' western is as great it's no good for an There was no real basis for this, but few defenders are brave enough to make this sort of tricky play.) So South. dallied and finally Sawyer, of Bend, Ore., both P Ia J' ed the ten of hearts from „ , ., former officials of the National I dummy. East naturally won with Reclamation Association. the Doctor Says- Written tor NEA Service By EDWIM T. JORDAN, M.D. A remarkable document has -en sent me recently by Mr. .homns Desmond, a senator in New York State. It is the report of the New York State Joint l.eia-'l.i- tlvc Committee on Problems 01 llw Agintf, which consists of a numlx'i' of chapters or sections contributed both by medical and nonmcdu-il specialists on various problems faced by people in their later years. Everyone knows that more and more people sue living longer, but It Is particularly encournginj," to find a state legislature not only aware of what this increasing proportion of elderly people means, but being actively interested in what can be done to make old age more siHsfactory all the way around. There are many aspects involved in facing the declining years. Some of them, of course. tire strictly medical nnd involve greater and greater efforts towards keeping elderly people in the best possible health and lessening the burdens of their ailments or diseases. Many of the problems of the later years, ho\vever, involve questions of occupation, hobbies. Housing, and the like, which are not strictly medical in nature, bin in which the physician can cooperate. Not nil aspects of retiremcnl and the latter years are covered in ilus report but It does discuss such things as chronic disease, rehabilitation, retirement age, and employment. Hrllcr Off If Busy Hie. conclusion thai older people arc better off if they can keep busy either in gainful emplo\ nient or with hobbies is thoroughly sound. Of course, what must take into consideration their physical abilities, but it is astonishing how much can be done by don't criticize South too severely for guessing wrong, because even the best declarer can be deceived in this sort of situation. West opened the deuce, of hearts, I and South naturally finessed rium- they do | my's nine. East \von with the jack the queen of hearts and returned 1 the suit, permitting West to st ethe contract with the ace of hearts and the last heart. of hearts and returned the deuce of diamonds. South put up the king of _ <u diamonds, and West, \von with the ! an older person, even one wiio has ace. i what seems like severe physical | West thought for a moment of limitations. | returning a diamond, but he Old age is for most of us not J guessed at the actual diamond something to dread, but planning for it, both on an individual and community basis, is important and will become increasingly so us more of us reach the declining years. VA762 «A75 +J982 South 1 N.T. 3 N.T. *J982 464 SOUTH (D) A AJ V 854 » KQ4 * A Q 10 5 3 Neither side vul. West N'orth East Pass 3 * Pass Pass Opening lead— ¥ 2 Pass Pass • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD .IACOUY Written for NEA Service Give the Declarer [A Chance to Err \ The textbooks arc full of rules j for defensive piny, but very few ! readers ever find one of the most Important of all the rules: Give the declarer n chance to make » mistake. ^ Don't give the declarer credit for knowing all that you do. To begin with, he doesn't have the I same information because he's looking at n different hand. In Ihe second place, he mav not be as good a player as you are so he may mske a mistake thai you wouldn't dream of making if you were In his place. Finally, the very fact that yon present him with Ihe . West was leading from the queen nfliience him ] or from (he ace of hearts. The NORTH AKQ 1087 VK 109 » 1063 10 WEST EAST A6542 situation, and he suipceted that South was ready to run nine tricks ns soon as he got In. Instead, West returned a low heart. Obviously, this gave South the chance to put up dummy's king, winning (he Rut it also gave South the chance to uuess wrong. --If South had been looking at the West cards instead of his own, he would have known what lo do. But | South simply had to guess whether Crawford. Mrs. W. C. Higginson and daughter, Miss Dorothy Jean, and Mrs. Harvey Morris spent yesterday in Memphis. Rodney Banister, who has been ill of pneumonia at his home is now able to be out. Richard Becker spent the week' end in Little Rock. Don't ever win an argument with your wife. Judge Boles tells men, unless you've got another one in mind you can easily lose, if you want to keep a balanced peace in the family. Seasonal Serving Answer to Previous Puzzle ] chance to guess may | towards the wrong decision. Let's sec how these principles worked out >u today's hand. And very fact thai Wesl Iricd Ihe play persuaded South 1n believe that West had the queen of hearts. ACROSS 1 Cold season 7 Hot season l.'i Form a notion 14 E.ster of oleic acid 15 Continued story 16 Paused 17 High school ouihestra . (ab.) 18 Conclusion 20 Worm 21 Doctor ol teeth 25 Regret 28 Trader 32 Nautical term 33 Hackneyed 34 Drunkard 35 Body of cavalry 36 Cauterized 38 Music's Miller and Filmdom's Ford 3!) Tinier 41 Deacon (ab.) 44 Genus of grasses -iS Call (Scol.5 48 Armed fleet 51 Wealthy persons 54 Kind of bullet 55 Barters 56 Acquiescence 57 Legislative body DO\YN 1 Desire 2 Roman date 3 Fiddling Ronlnn emperor 4 Oriental porgy ,f Greek letter 6 Soften in temper 7 Despicable S Rubber tree 9 In the middle (comb, form) 10 Companion 11 Summers (Fr.) 12 Communists 19 Symbol for niton 21 Arid region C AN A V R E I ^ E ftjE H A A M 1 R E K N M A A <3 M £ A 5 5 U P F. ur i O k b E U 1 c T ±r 0 W h D ^ 7 1 L S tf i; E M T A T 1) O ir tt 5 N A O\P E k A *- f- K t A 5 I E MJAtR W I M t b A T E N b NJ U T A T A R V A £, 1 E P M D A JLj ^ A yiN (^ D E p O s 1 r E D 5 ! .V. A E N W £ E £ R T V A A R N T tjT E D Z1 Y OJE. NIP 2!) Beast 43 Eucharislic .10 Famous \vine vessels English schooH5 Fin;tl yuissu^e 22 Dinner course 31 Corded fabrics in music 23 Colonize 37 Leave 24 One who 38 Xew York 47 Essential applies pitch baseball team being 25 Rodents 40 Negative reply 49 High cart! 26 Cry of 41 Facts 50 r.oiv haunt bacchanals 42 Makes 52 Exist 27 Father mistakes 53 Prohibit

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