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OOOTHBR MOIfBAT, JAKWAHT IS, BLTTOIVILLB COURIER NEWS TIE COURIER KXWa CO. H. W, RAINES. Publisher KAMtY A. HAINES, Anlstant Publiihtr A. A. ntXDRIOESON, Editor VAXIL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manner •ol* N»Hon»l AdYcrtlilnf Representatives: WMmtr Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, MmphH. _ Intend M «*oond clait matter at the post- offle* at Blythevllle, Arkansas. under act of Con- mtt, October t, 1«7. Member of The Associated Press Meditations Barbs Action was asked by a cemetery association In the south to prevent couples Jrorn petting there. A grave problem. * * * Unfortunately fir* inturance doesn't cover old flame*, * * * As far as store clerks are concerned, these are the days of many unhappy returns. * * * JU nice to feel for the unfortunate poor If you feel In jour pockets. * * » An Illinois pastor praised "those who blunder but go on." No government officials were mentioned by name. Vital Need for Sewers Transcends Argument Although another sewer plan has been proposed, the big problem of financing remains as difficult as ever. It is plainly evident that BIytheville cannot acquire a new citywide system for much less than $1,000,000. But like a bare-footed man in a blizzard, we are in no position to quibble about the price of shoes. We are not going to find a cheap golution to our sewer problem. The only thing we can work for is an equitable means of financing a new system, whether it be the combination revenue bond- improvement district method suggested last week or some other fair way of equalizing the per-user cost. It is our fondest hope—albeit a somewhat futile one, we fear—that no more time will be wasted in obscuring the main problem by filling the air with cries of "But I've already paid for my sewers" or "Look at the money I've spent for a septic tank." It's obvious that those who live in paid - out sewer districts have bought but Httle, and what they paid for needs vast improvement. And at no time did they pay a cent on a disposal plant, the most vital part of any adequate sewer system. Max Mehlburger, the Little Rock engineer who is re-surveying the city's sewer needs, aptly described septic tanks as just "get-by" affairs. Connection to a modern, adequate sewer system would increase the value of such property in an amount easily equal to that expended on a septic tank. The point is, BIytheville needs a new sewer system. It's going to cost everybody something. Nothing will alter these facts, so let's face them and stop careening off on pointless tangents. Party Doctrine Not Broad Enough for Today' Issues When the British Labor Party came to power in 1945, it brought a bulging kit of Socialist ideas tailored to the doctrine patterns its leaders had rehearsed for half a century. The Laborites proceeded to apply their formula answers to many of Britain's domestic problems. They nationalized medicine and a number of major industries. But these stiff changes did not pro-duce the magic results the Socialists expected. And, six years later when the Labor party was voted out of office, the leaders seemed wearily to welcome the laying down of burdens. Careful students of this recent British history are agreed that the Lobarites' adherence to a limited stock of doctrinaire notions was principal cause of their downfall. They wanted to govern Britain ai SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BIytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, »2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Art thou the Christ: tell us. And he said unto them, If I ttll you, ye will not believe.—Luke 22:87. * * * Christ wrought out His perfect obedience as t man, through temptation, and by suffering.— Alexander Maclaren. If It Mffttd In a TMHMO, MtowlMd kr the powerful current* of world affair*. But Britain ii by definition a world nation, forced to trad* abroad to life, and to practice world diplomacy to ktep the trade lanes open. The neat, specific plant for nationalizing industry after induitry were not enough. The Labor Party found it had to have not just plans, but "a plan." It had to have a plan that embraced the crushing realities of postwar world trade and politics. When one finally was devised, it seemed a sterile, oppressive thing to millions of average Britons who had turned to Labor for relief from the old uncer- tainities. Now they had new uncertani- ties. — and controls to boot. With their limited store of ideas fit only for a neat world of socialism insulated from the untidy problems of others, the Laborites grew disillusioned and then tired of the chaos they had inherited from the war. Faced with an endless string of difficulties, they had to confess they were barren of new means to cone with them. All they knew were the old formulas. Since then, the Conservatives have learned that they, too, cannot practice doctrinaries politics. Though they trumpeted against nationalization, they have actually denationalized very little in Britain. They have eased some controls, but for the most part observers describe their changes as "nibbling at the edges". Like the Socialists, their lives are dominated by the demands of Britain's world- trade situation. We have chosen here a foreign example with the feeling that distance might make for calmer acceptance of the lesson it contains. But one could as well demonstrate the futility of our own Republicans and Democrats trying to practice doctrinaire politics in the mid- 20th-century world. The blunt fact is that the power struggle—both foreign and internal, both economic and political—dictates the course any government must take in this age. Party theories and principles can make some impact on the way problems are handled. But they cannot easily change the problems, nor their essential size and shape. Party control of government shifts, yet the policies of government do not alter nearly so much as party doctrinari- es lead us to anticipate. For party doctrine— whether Laborite, Conservative, Democratic or Republican— does not seem sufficiently broad and flexible to encompass the massive,' compelling events which today mark the struggle for power within and beyond a 1 nation's borders. .; : ' .. Views of Others People Are Funny Some odd things crop up In the new«. There was the case of the union members who struck a television station In New Jersey and proceeded to nuke fun of the station'* programs on the picket lines. The courts held that TV station boss was Justified in firing the employes when the strike was finished; that a boss doesn't have to stand for letting his employes ridicule hli product. And when there was the case of the CIO Auto Workers local at South Bend, Ind. This was » case of "loo much loyalty." Fifteen workers at the plant, manufacturing Studebakers, refused to buy Studebaker cars. The union demand that the company fire the men. The company did. The IS then appealed to the NLRS, which filed charges of unfair labor practices. The courts still have this one to decide. We don't know that this proves a thing, except that unions and companies are composed of human beings, and that people are funny.— Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. Operation: Siamese Twins Loss In the lenicou of sport there's no such irord as "defeat." On a. single sports page the following word» were used instead of "defeats:" Bludgeons, bops, hammers, jars, Jolts, nicks, nips, racks, raps, rips, rolls over, shades, shuts out, smashes, thumps, smothers, tips, topples, traps, trips, whitewashes and zeroes.—Chicago Sun-Times. SO THEY SAY The essence of all successful international negotiations is compromise. I hope that this spirit will be present on both sides (Bly Four Conference) at Berlin. —Britain's Anthony Eden. * * * It Isn't the certainty of death th»t men fear. It is the uncertainty.—Rev. Julius BusM, dying of cancer. * » » If supports ever drop to 75 per cent of parity on wheat, farmers will scream.—Homer L. Brinkley, National Council of Farm Cooperatives. * * » 31 tile Communist starts it (Korean war) aialn as he did In 1550, he realize*,the full weight of an Infuriated America will come down upon him. —Gen. Mark W. Clark. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— The Laugh Parade: Chester Morris made his acting debut at the agi of 16 in Lionel Barrymore's grea Broadway hit, "The Copperhead,' and he'll never forget what hap pened. On opening night Morris, who tiad only seven lines of dialog in one brief scene, was hit by a bac case of stage fright and fount limself speechless. Lionel the olc trouper, Immediately spotted the SOS in his eyes and spoke the lines Morris was supposed to say, winding up with: "That's what you wanted to tell me, wasn't It, son?" "Yes, sir," replied * grateful Morris, making his exit. After the final curtain, Morris thanked Barrymore. "Thai's all right, son," said Lionel, eyes twinkling. "I thought you read your lines better tonight than you did in any of the rehears< als." Peter Edson's Washington Column — Multitude of Military Measures Among Problems Facing Solans WASHINGTON —(NBA)— A $500- million military-assistance pro gram for Japan, continued military assistance for Korea, determination of the active duty strength of the U.S. armed forces, extension ol the President's authority to call up the reserves and several measures affecting the pay, allowances and dependents' benefits for American servicemen and women are among the more important, military measures before the new Congress. At the present time the legally authorized strength of the U.S. military establishment is set at 2,005.000 men maximum. This was waived by Congress under the Korean emergency until July 30, 1954. Under this waiver the strength has been built up to approximately 3.500,000. It would of course be impossible to cut the force, by 1,500,000 men In the next seven months. The Department of Defense is therefore recomendlng that the 2,005,000 maximum be waived until July 30, 1858. This would give the Army, Navy and Air Force time to reorganize in r.n orderly manner under the "new-look" appraisal of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, in which the air arm would be built up and the land and sea arms somewhat reduced. The Truman administration, through Defense Manpower Director Anna Rosenberg, on the last day in office, sent Congress a recommendation for a straight eight per cent military pay increase. Congress took no action in 1953. E. Van Zandt has proposed a "cost - of - living" increase for the armed forces. Both figure out to about the same total cost of S500 million. What, If anything, is I to be lifted. up all ready Ireserves, other than doctors, expired on July 1, and must be renewed. The present ceiling of 1,500,000 reserves may have Phil Harris told this on the set of "The High and the Mighty." A young and very minor film studio executive was invited by a girl friend to Sunday dinner to meet her family. The relatives included: parents, assorted aunts, uncles, sisters, brothers, nieces and nephews and even a dog named Sandy. It turned out to be a happy ;athering and the studio executive later asked the girl if he had made a good impression. "Oh, of course," she said, "but that wasn't the point. THEY wanted to impress YOU." "For heaven's sake why?" he asked. "Because," replied the girl, "they want to get the dog in pictures." He Went Wrong:? Homer Croy, one of Will Rogers' close friends, wrote this in his new biography of the homespun, rope - twirling star, "Our Will Rogers." When Henry Duffy engaged Will to play the George M. Cohan role In the west coast production of Eugene O'Neill's "Ah, Wilderness," he also instructed his artists to make up lavish lobby post- Ing a television script and Indicated one of his characters as a "Billy House" type. . Production problems, however, necessitated a transposition of the role, calling for a female instead of a male character, and Maxwell indicated a "Celeste Holm" type for the part. In a memo to the producer. Maxwell pointed out: "Needless to say the changes in the script are extensive. After all, a Holm Is not a House." Can't Let 'Em Down French star Martine Carol, separated from but not yet divorced from Hollywood cafe ow^er Stevs Crane, an ex of Lana Turner's, became famous In her native country during the past two years by playing in a series of historical films all with a "Forever Amber" flavor. The story is told that recently Martine took a new novel about Amberish, busty, historical wench to a film producer in Paris. 'But, Martine, this book runs 1500 pages," complained the producer. "That's 500 more pages than the last novel we made into a picture." "Ah, but those 500 pages there are five more lovers than in my ast picture," Insisted Martine. "1 can not tet my public down." An Important visitor, being shown around a movie studio, was ntroduced to an actor in his dress- ng room. On the wall was a pic- ure of Longfellow. "I see you are a fan of Long- ellow," said the visitor, im - iressed with the actor's literary aste. "Who?" said the actor. "Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. That's his picture." "Oh," shrugged the actor. "Is hat who it is? I just copy his hiskers when I make up for haracter roles." recommended to Congress is be ing held up for final Presidential decision. Now under study by the Budget Bureau is a proposal to equalize the disability benefits of the regular and reserve forces. These benefits now vary as much as $100 to S400 a month for officers and men. In 1039 the regulars had their own benefit plan. To protect It, they urged the reserves and temporary duty service personnel be tion benefits. Then along came the social security act amendments. The result was that the reserves now get higher benefits than the regulars, and the regulars are peeved. What's sought now is a benefit equalization bill that will remove The contract authority of the armed services under the First War Powers act has been extended on a year - to - year basis In the past. Department of Defense wants it continued. A side issue here is Sen. Edward Thye's amendment to permit this authority to be used for the relief of small business. It has never been used. The Missing Persons act expires Feb. 1, 1954. Some 2500 Korean casualties will not have been officially declared dead by this time. Temporary authority to continue pay and allotments of missing persons is considered necessary. Hanging over from the last session of Congress are a number of matters on which Department of Defense would like to get action. They include : Creation of an Air the worst, if not all, of the inequities. In something of the same category is a proposed survivors' benefits bill for members of the armed forces. This issue was highlighted by disclosures that Adm. Forrest I which there has been no authority Sherman's widow would receive since 1948. Increasing the author- only $75 a month under existing law. The government now has its national service life Insurance pro- announcing star In the play. One morning Will that Will would walked into the lobby, studied the star billing and asked Duffy how Cohan was billed by the Theater Guild in New York, "The Guild never gives an actor star billing," Duffy explained, "In New York, the posters read: 'The Theater Guild presents Eugene O'Neill's, Ah. Wilderness, with George M. Cohan.' " "That's what I thought and It's frood enough for me." the humorist said. "I want you to take all this stuff out of the lobby and bill me the same way as Cohan was billed. I'll pay for it. I don't want anybody to think Im as good an actor as George M. cause I ain't. I'm Just wrong." ' Cohan Is, cowboy gram for the armed forces. But actuarial tables have not been worked out for men on active duty and no determinations have been made on -whether the government Force Academy; supply of equip' ment for Civil Air Patrol; settlement of claims for acts of D.S. military personnel overseas, and relief of disbursing officers whose accounts are out of balance, for ity to settle foreign claims against the U.S. armed services from the present $5000 limit to $15,000. Still before the Budget Bureau are proposals for such new legislation as this: A uniform bill for the three armed services, made necessary by Department of Defense unification. Renewal of the But If the armed forces can be | ?, noult j, p ^ peacetime benefits In j wherry amendment to the Federal ..,_, -_--- Housing act expiring June 30, to reduced by 330,000 men through reorganization, money would be made available for this pay increase, on a, budget the same size as this year's. In addition to the straight eight per cent pay Increase, Hep. James time of emergency. A number of other Department of Defense legislative measures will keep the Congressional Armed Services Committees busy all year. The President's authority to call facilitate housing construction at defense posts. Exemption from the Fair Labor Standards act for employes of the Defense establishment In U.S. territories and pos- the Doctor Says— By J£ -men for NBA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. MRS. S. writes that she has glaucoma, according to her doctors, and wants to know what may happen if It Is not treated since she has no pain and therefore hesitates to have anything done. Apparently, from what little Mrs. S. says, her glaucoma is in an early stage, but she should certainly not allow the ab=e::ce of pal.n or other syr.'.ptonu to Interfere wiCi Uie Teatment which she needs. If she Ignores It, she may be courting disaster. Glaucoma is one of the most serious diseases of the eyes, and is >elieved U) be responsible for the Jltadness of at least 20,000 people 'n the United States alone, and the oss of vision in one eye, of perhaps 150,000 more. But this Is not the whole story >ecause most of this could have >een prevented If diagnosis had been made early and treatment started promptly. There are medicines available'which are extreme- y effective In most cases of acute ilaucoma. Sometimes an operation s necessary to preserve sight, All make new channels for the drainage of the eye fluids. An acute attack usually begins with severe pain in one eye. Slight welling of the eyelids with water- nK of the eye and Infection of the eyeball which looks like a general nflammatlon of the eye. Early Treatment Best There Is, of course, consider- ble loss of vision and an Increased lardne&s of the eyeball can usually e easily felt. The pain Is severe nd often is felt all through the lead. The hardness of the oye is •uaed by blockage of the flow of fluids within the eye so that liqulc accumulates in the eyeball. Because of its great danger to sight, glaucoma is a disease which must not be neglected. Each patient must have the special care which his or her particular case demands. Failure to follow advice or to continue conscientiously with the medicines or other treatments recommended may result in blir.d- ness. All are agreed that early diagnosis and prompt treatment are of the utmost Importance. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Counting on Luck Will Cause Trouble Experienced card players often become superstitious, since they know how large a part luck plays in the distribution of the cards. My own feeling Is that it's unlucky to be superstitious. What's more, If you're thoughtful enough you can take out Insurance against hand, for example, bad luck. In today's every suit ejicept spac!:n broke badly. This was unlucky, to be sure, but South could have provided against the bad breaks. When the hand was actually played, West opened the king of diamonds and continued the suit. South ruffed Ihe second diamond, led » heart to dummy's ace, nnd returned a club toward! hit owu hand. There was no reason for this play since the double of two clubs located the ace of that suit in the West hand. West captured the king of clubs with the ace and led an other diamond, forcing South to ruff for a second time. South now made tne fatal mistake of leading the queen of clubs. East ruffed and led a high heart, forcing South to ruff for a third time. There was now no chance of bringing In the club suit. The only play left was a crosc-ruff, but Kouih couldn't rulf cafely with dummy's low trump for fear of an over-ruff by East. Declarer could make his own five trumps and two ruffs in dummy, together with Shortly after publication of Polly Adler's book. "A House is Not a Home," Eddie Maxwell was writ- Overheard: "A woman's best as- ets are a man's imagination." x THE POPULATION Reference Bureau Inc., reports that more and more Americans are moving into cities. They certainly seem to be doing it at the hours when we are trying to get to work in the morning — Greewood (Miss.) Commonwealth. 75 Years Ago In BlythtYille — Mrs. W. D. Chamblin, Mrs. Marvin Hobinson and Miss Ruth Butt attended a hooking party in Walnut Eidge yesterday. Work will start soon on the replacing of 3,000 culverts for bridges on Mississippi County roads it was announced today. Concrete culverts are being made at the rate of 90 feet a day by WPA workmen. Prices listed at local Piggly Wiggly store: Fresh country eggs, 17c a doz., sirloin steak, 33c pd., bananas, 15c doz., bread, large, 2 for 13c. to face these bad breaks, he would have fulfilled his contract. The correct line of play is to ruff the second round of diamonds and lead the king of clubs at once to force out the ace. South ruffs another diamond and must then lead a low club (not the queen). This allows West to win with the ten ol clubs. If West then leads anything but a diamond. South can actually make 10 tricks. A fourth round of diamonds compels South to ruff in dummy with the low trump. South now makes his eight trumps sepr arately together with the ace of hearts, for nine tricks. When you see what too much money can do to a person such as Barbara Hutton, then, says Aunt Sally Peters, she's glad she's always been poor. School Days Answer to Previous ruzzra NORTH It #AJ3 VAJ842 «»85 + 85 WEST EAST <D> A98S 472 ¥97 VKQ1063 «K<3«4 4A.J103J + AJ108 +9 SOUTH OKQ10S4 ¥5 EMt 2» Pass + KQ74J2 Neither side vul. South Weft North 2 * Double Pass 2* 3* 3* Pass Pass Opening Itad— 4> K ACROSS 1 Traditional schoolhouse color 4 Report 8 Greater In quantity 12 Studied in mineralogy 13 First 56 Japanese outcasts 57 Piece out DOWN 1 Highway 2 Gaelic 3 Name 4. Money pieces 5 English princess ' :.. .. prjiitess multiplication 6 School-book ,. ,1 7 Military "Above TOStl5l (abo J,I)on.:;y SKinical liGwee.ncirt 9 Ege-shapcd IS Condescended 10 Network 24-Tropical shrub40 Those who he ace of hearts. The total was eight tricks, one short of the contract. The bidding should have warned South that both hearts and clubs were going to break very badly. If South had made up his' mind 20 Valleys 21 Studied In chemistry 22 Bad 24 English teachers' punishment rod 28 Singing class group 27 One (prefix) 30 How pupils recite 32 Track team member 34 Condiment . 35 Employable 38 Lincoln's nickname 37 Corded fabrics 39 Lacking hair ci the head 40 Mrs. Zeus in mythology 41 Mountain pass 42 Goose, genus 45 Kind ol court 49 Forgiveness II And not 62 Always 53 Italian city 54 Study 55 Domestic 'science major 11 Historical periods 17 Hateful 19 Celts 23 Medical 25 Nomad 23 Commercial fVutient SI Throw oft center 28 Girl's nickname 29 Angered 31 Enticers 33 Big shot .students study 38 Roman this Catholic inherit 41 Geometric figure; 42 War god of Greece 43.Glacial snow 44 Merganser 40 Roster, as of students 47 Grasped 48 Sea eaglt 50 Watch

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