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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 1, 1355 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. filtered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville 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. Meditations But the klnf covered his face, and the kin; cried with ft loud voice, 0 my son Absalom, O Absalom, my son, my son. — II Samuel 19:4. » * * Grief ii a tattered tent Where through God's light doth shine. — Lucy Larcom. Barbs No one ever saved enough at the store on tooth- past* and toothbrushes to pay for a set of store teeth. * * * As far M the kids are concerned, we'll always have a red menace 1C they keep on building those. Ml old country »choolhous«B. * # * A. "colossal" wrestling match was held at a smelt festival. How appropriate I * * * In some states It takes more than betnf married to be sufficient grounds for divorce, if * * When taking a flyer in high finance, better save enough for a parachute. End of a Sad Chapter With the issuance of the Reece report charging the great tax-exempt foundations with promoting socialism and subversion, a sad chapter in the history of congressional investigations comes to an end. In the truest sense, this report of a special House committee headed by Rep. Carroll Reece of Tennessee is not even a majority report. Of the three Republican! who signed it, one did so with "strong reservations." And the two Democrats filed a vigorous dissent from the Keece "findings." From start to finish this was an ill- starred inquiry. It really began in the summer of 1953, when Reece bitterly assailed the foundations in a speech urging funds for the investigation. The money was voted, even though.another look at these organizations had been concluded just six months earlier. From then until the spring of 1954, the staff of Reece's committee was engaged in preliminary research preparatory to public hearings. When those hearings were launched, a principal staff member opened the way with a long series of "tentative conclusions." This was the first time in the memory of Washington observers that a congressional committee had announced conclusions before taking a single word of public testimony. Thereafter, Reece paraded before the committee a succession of witnesses who attacked the foundations along lines forecast by his 1953 speech and the staff's tentative findings. The foundations themselves were never allowed to state their case in public. Reece called off the public sessions before this could happen. They had to present their side in written statements, with no opportunity to develop their arguments in the give and take of open hearings. Reece has not yet published these statements. On its face, this record violates virtually every precept of fair play to which Americans are dedicated. Reece has offered no satisfactory defense of these procedures, which ought to embarrass every member of Congress. Reece set out in advance to "prove" that the foundations had either directed or quietly acquiesced in~"a: "plot" to foist socialism and internationalism upon the United States. Mind you, he is talking about the Rockefeller, Carnegie, Ford and other organizations whose management roster reads like a who's who of top American businessmen. To support his charges, he now offers nothing but 'his own preconceived opinions, flirasily buttressed by the testimony of witnesses who never demonstrated «ny major qualifications for even discuwiing th« foundation*, let »lon« judge them. Since Communists still manage to . seep into many places in American life, no doubt the foundations do not have a perfect record on this score. But Reece's charges are far more sweeping than this. What they really seem to mean is that the foundations are living in a world, and trying to help people understand and cope with a world, which Reece does not like. He would like to repeal the course of history since the Great De-. pression. His report cannot actually minimize the rich contribution they have made to American life. It will stand simply as a low-water mark in congressional inquiries, and as a potential bible for political irresponsibles. VIEWS OF OTHERS Yanks and Britons Break Bread The quiet voice of friendship sometimes gets drowned out in the roar of world affairs. Such a note is heard in a little story from London. It tells .how the U. S. Air Force has had to advise British families not to bother with any more Christmas invitations for American airmen. "We appreciate the thought," a spokesman says, "but we have had so many offers of Christmas hospitality that we haven't got enough lonely men to go around." The same condition existed in Britain even in the bleak and austere Christmas season of 1942. At that low point in the war,, U. 3. Navy headquarters in London had twice as many Invltationl from British families as It had officers and men to fill them. It was the same with the other American services. The hospitality offered ran from a Christmas dinner to a long weekend. Invitations camt from storied castles In the shrines and from modest flats on the outer fringes of London. Those, wera times, too, when entertaining even one guest meant actual deprivation for the host and his family. A single chop was a week's ration of meat. Three eggs a month per person were allowed, when they were available. A pat of butter an American is used to melting into ci:e baked potato a week's supply for a British citizen. Christmas entertaining is not organized goodwill. It is not even a conscious effort to foster British-American relations. It is simply an outpouring of traditional hospitality toward the stranger within the gates, and of personal good-feeling toward young men far from home. Such efforts do not attract as much attention as a single sharp exchange of criticism between a British and an American politician. But they are the foundation stones of an alliance between two nations on which the whole free world depends.—Louisville Times. Is Tito independent? It is satisfying to learn that President Tito of Yugoslavia is denying and denouncing what he says is a malicious rumor that Yugoslavia plans to return to the Russian-led Cominform from which he was elected in 1948 in a quarrel over Communist policies. He said he had no intention of breaking off relations with Britain. France of the United States, "which proved at the most trying moments they were our friends." However, he did say he would not drop efforts to improve Yugoslavia's relations with Soviet Russia. Ke acknowledged that his country had reestablished normal relationship with the Soviet Union and expressed the hope they would improve further on a basis of equality. While we admit we have always accepted Tito's friendship with crossed fingers, his sincerity is supported by the fact that he now denounces Stalin and praises the new leaders of the Kremlin, becoming the first Communist chief of state to do so. He also rejected any possibility of Yugoslavia's participation in a Soviet-proposed conference on European security, saying that while it was a fine idea, it was doomed to failure because only a limited number of countries would participate. We know that you can't run with both the hare and the hounds. But there is such a thing as being independent. And Tito shows increasing evidence of an honest appreciation of that quality -Shelby <N. C.) Daily Star. Graduated Tax Cut Well worth study in Washington is the tax- reduction plan evolved by a committee of the National Association of Manufacturers. This 5- year plan would bring Individual and corporation tax rates down to a maximum of 35 percent. It* sponsors say it could do this without loss of a cent of revenue to the government, that the cut in the tax rate would bo offset by an average growth of 3 per cent in the nation's production. This plan should work provided certain conditions are met. One is the balancing achieved. Another is the trimming back of pork-barrel demands to the point ?:here federal spending will not again exceed the present tax income. Still another i.s keeping out of war. Congress and the President could meet the budget conditions without hurting any essential federal service. The keeping out of war would depend in part on circumstances outside our con- trol.—Dallns Morning News. SO THEY SAY All the successes of the Marshall Plan . . . would become vain unless Am*i'tc« continues to supplement the magnanimously Initiated work of reconstruction of the European economy by carrying out, a liberal Import poll.y.-Austrian Chancellor Julius Raab. House Built on Rock Peter tdson't Washington Column — New Democratic Congress Faces Battle Regarding U.S. Tariff Plan WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A complicated plan to modify President Elsenhower's international trade program is now being stirred up by the American Tariff League. This organization is generally regarded as favoring high protective tariffs, and opposing the reciprocal trade agreements program. The movement centers around the proposal for a government aid program for American workers, industries and communities that might be injured by lowered tariffs which, would increase imports of foreign goods competing with U. S. products. With Democratic majorities in Congress, it is believed that President Eisenhower's foreign trade program stands a better chance if passage next year than it did in the last two years. This has naturally aroused advocates of higher protective tariffs on how they can live with the trade agreements program. The government aid idea has apparently be.en seized on as the best means of minimizing injury from low tariff foreign competition. Development "of this idea has. an interesting background. It ini I nr proposed last year by the Committee for Foreign Trade Policy, whose president is Charles P. Taft of Ohio. This group believes that U. S. imports must be increased, to help foreign countries pay for an increased volume of American exports. They believe this is the best means to make foreign conn-j tries self-supporting and end the! U. 3. overseas aid programs. The idea of Federal assistance to dislocated industry was not con ceivecl as a permanent subsidy. The plan was for government loans on short terms. They were to help injured industries' convert to other products, to modernize their plants 1 so they could meet foreign competition, or to help dislocated workers get new jobs. All these arguments were presented to the President's 16-man Commission on Foreign Economic Policy, headed by Clarence B. Randall, board chairman of Inland Steel. The commission voted the plan down 15 to one. The one member who bought it was David J. McDonald, president of the CIO Steelworkers' Union. High tariff business groups were all emphatic on the point that they wanted no part of any direct government subsidy. They weren't interested in changing- their products or modernizing their plants, just to meet foreign competition. All they wanted was a protective tariff. Period. Rep. Harrison A. Williams, Jr. (D.-N. J.) and Senator John Kennedy (D.-Mass.) introduced a bill in the last Congress to provide assistance to communities, industries, business enterprises and individual workmen injured by U.S. trade policy dislocations. These bills got no place, but may be reintroduced next year. In the meantime, the idea of government assistance for tariff- dislocated industry has begun to catch on in other places. Assistant Secretary of Commerce Samuel Anderson, In a speech before the Foreign Trade Congention of New York, 'declared, 'This idea has had Insufficient debate and analysis." This speech caused considerable private anguish among backers of the President's trade program. But Chairman Randall himself, in a series of Chicago University lectures, raised the question of "whether some device should be offered for cushioning the immediate effect on industry and our workers of a lowering of the tariff." Allan Sproul : of New York Federal Reserve Bank gave it a further plug. So did Assistant Secretary of Defense Struve Hensel. And the liberal business leaders' Committee for Economic Development has now recogni2ed the problem of aid for areas hit by low tariffs and increased imports. Finally the American Tariff League gave the idea a plug In a monthly trade letter to its members. Tariff League officials had opposed the idea when it was originally presented. The apparent switch causQd considerable surprise and interest In Washington. One opinion is that high tariff advocates have picked up the plan only to build on the idea that American business will be hurt by lower tariffs. It is said they are still basically opposed to the assistance program 'and are merely using It now to help kill tbe reciprocal trade agreements extension. the Doctor Says— Written for N'EA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. For 14 months, a reader says, he has suffered from ulcerativc colitis which at times is almost unbearable. Although I cannot give him "a sure-fire cure," as he requests, the subject can he discussed in general. This disease, which involves the lower part of the digestive tract, known as the large intestine, is fortunately fairly rare. Quite likely it should not be spoken of as a varieties are recognized which do not all behave alike and which frequently do nbt require the same kind of treatment. In all kinds of ulcerative colitis, however, quick healing and complete recovery cannot be expected, so that longtime treatment under the careful observation of a physician is necessary. The cause or causes of ulcerative colitis are still puzzling. Infection may piny a part, but there Is no agreement on any one germ, and some difference of opinion on the importance of infection in the general picture. The emotions may not be a primary cause, but almost certainly after ulcerativc colitis has begun, emotional stress or strain can and does aggravate the symptoms. A more complete understanding, however, of what really produces ulccrative colitis to develop in the first place, and what prevents it from healing more easily, is badly needed. Medical treatment is tried first as a rule. It has been stated that in one form of the disease, not more than five or ton out of one hundred will need surgery, though in other forms surgery should not be too long delayed if medical treatment does not bring good results with fair speed. The medical treatment includes rest, diet, nursing care, blood transfusions, and, in .sonic cases, It may require the nrlm Indira (ion of f '"u'*s or ho:'"vn'v. The i".-: "•' me.nods to use, of course, dcpi'.i.t on the individual circumstances, I but blood transfusions may be par- i ticularly mentioned here since pa. tients with ulcerative colitis usual! ly lose a good deal of blood, and I may need several transfusions during acute stages of tl.e disease. i Drug treatment in many cases includes one or more of the sulfa drugs, penicillin or aureomycin, and, in some cases, ACTH or cortisone. Those people with ulcerative co: litis who do not respond well to medical treatment may have to 5 have surgery. The nature of the j surgery depends on the location ; of the ulcerations In the large in- i testine, the age and physical con| dition of the patient, and many t other factors. However, even in i this severe disease the careful use of such medical or surgical measures as seem indicated brings 1m- | provement to most of those who are unfortunate nough to ac quire it. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Stay Away From This Type Bidding Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY The bidding in the hand shown today is extraordinary, and is not recommended. It Is, Instead, offered as a holiday tidbit on this New Year's Day. The hand was reported by the Into Jack Thwaites, a famous Australian expert, ns or.o of his most unusual triumphs Thwaites cue-bid the hearts with the South hand, Intending to get to a high club contract, and hoping to talk the enemy out of their obviously TOO'! heart contract Much to ."oi:".i'.s n'/'Tii-Nrr n!, I Morth passed the cue-bid. East passed, knowing that he could collect a big profit against this foolish contract. East didn't know how high his side could profitably bid if the auction continued, and it's easy to be sympathetic with his pass. West opened the queen of hearts, and Thwaites won with the ace. NORTH 1 4>KJ5 r 64 «74 + AQ10874 WEST EAST (D) AAQK 73 42 VQJ92 VK 10 8753 *K65 O AQJ 2 4 None ^52 SOUTH A864 tf A « 10983 44KJ963 Both sides vul Eui South West North 1 » Pas« 1 * 2 A 2 » Pass Pass (!) Pass Pass Opening lead— V Q "I lost the lead subtly at the next trick," he related, "but I wasn't subtle enough to Ret it back," The defenders took the rest of the tricks without much trouble, and South was minus 700 on the hoard. Strangely enough, this result won the board for Thwaites. The hand was played in a board-a-match team game, where each hand is scored as a separate unit. Thwaites would win the bonrd If the South player at the other table was minus more than 700 points. And so he was. The bidding was quite normal at the other table, and East-West reached a perfectly normal and unbeatable contract of six hearts Morth had. to sacrifice at seven clubs In the effort to reduce the loss. This was ft sound Idea, of course, but the loss was «tlll too great. Kr.st opened the s'ngloton spade i 1 vn '. l'ic . c '':n in c'ulw, nnd West took Ihe uYc and returned his lowest spudi. East ruffed and cor- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA) — Notable Quotables—the best of 1954: Oreer Garson, about her future: I hope I'll always have wide horizons and narrow hips." Jimmy Durante, pausing to comb his hair before a TV show: "There's not much, but there's a muscle in every itrand." ,Mae West, after Marilyn Monroe's marriage to Joe DiMagglo: "Why marry a ball player when you can have the whole team?" Ann Buydens, garbling her line when she married Kirk Douglas: "My awful wedded husband." Virginia Mayo's explanation: "The reason gentlemen prefer blondes Is that blondes know what gentlemen prefer." Spike Jones, about a doll: "She's just an old-fashioned girl. She' has 10 of them before dinner every night." A film queen, telling a story to her little son: "Once upon a time there was a daddy bear, a mother bear and a baby bear—by her first marriage." French cutie Christiana Martel about taking English lessons: "Here In Hollywood I find I'm getting ze nouns and verbs—but I just can't understand all ze propositions." ' WILLIAM CAMPBELL, drooling over a choice death scene In "Battle Cry": "Boy, this is really LIVING." Jack Carson, after dining in a swank Hawaiian restaurant: "It would have been cheaper to go to Hawaii." I Ollie Crawford, commenting on Las Vegas losing closed-circuit TV to catch gambling cheats: "It's like a new. TV panel show —"What's My Point?" Groucho Marx, about color TV: "I can't look any worse than 1 do now." Film executive Steve Broidy's opening line as keynote speaker for the Publicists Guild's Panhandle dinner: "I'm awfully glad to be here because I'm so anxious to hear what I have to say." C. B. DeMille: "The best performance some stars give Is of bad manners upon being told theirs is a small role." MARIE WILSON: "We girls worry about how a new dress will look and the moment our fellow gets to the house he says, 'Let's put out the lights!" Jack Benny, about movies on TV: "They're like furniture—either early American or old English." Marlene Deltrich: "I would rather act a love scene with Charles Laughton than with any other actor in the world." Art Todd. about a western: "The men were so tough that when one of the cowboys hadn't been killed rectly read that his partner had led the low spade to show a side entry in a low suit; so East returned a diamond. (This wasn't hard to work out, of course, with the ace of hearts in the dummy.) West led another spade, giving his partner another ruff. East then collected his ace of diamonds, setting the contract five tricks and collecting 1400 points. The Thwaites team thus gained 700 points on this board, all because North passed a cue-bid. In 20 minutes, he was shot for being a coward." Bob Crosby, about his daughter Cathy's singing debut: "It's not bad enough-that I've been known as Blng's brother and Gary's uncle. Now I'll be known as Cathy Crosby's father." Alan Wilson: "Men never malts passes at girls in Dior drasses." Jean Hageo, about Jimmy Durante's mambo: "Jimmy's mambo is unique, to say the least. It's the only one where the man leads with hli nose." ANNA MAGNANI, on her dowdy off-screen appearance: "I have no interest in fashions. Love, not diamonds, is a girl's best friend." Jan August: "Why is It things always look greener in the other fellow's wallet?" George Gobel's deadpan suggestion to a photographer posing him for a magazine portrait In color: "I'll change color a little If you want me to." Joey Bishop, lamenting his casino losses in Vegas: "But at least I won money on Cleveland—Grover." Peter Lind Hayes, about the gambling spa: "It's the land of you can't take it with you." William Powell, playing his age as Doc In the film version of "Mr. Roberts": "It's a great relief." Corlnne Calvet: "I like emotions —I love to give them to people." 75 VMM Ago In Things were peaceful in Blyihe- ville during the New Year eve weekend, so far as law and order were concerned. Not a single arrest was made in Blytheville by city or state police, constables or officers of the sheriff's force. The city jail is empty and the county jail has had no new "guests" in the past two days. Sheriff Hale Jackson of Osceola today authorized the Courier News to announce his candidacy for reelection, subject to the action of the Democratic primary next August. Blytheville people turned out by the dozens for the Shriners all- star football game between Arkansas and Tennessee high school players which was held in Memphis yesterday afternoon. Sen. McCarthy remarks that M I shall continue to act roughly the same as in the past." Does he mean that a* an adjective or adverb?— Fort Meyers <Fla.) News-Press. LITTLf L/2— The reason most women carry theiryears so well is that they drop o few now and then. *nfAs Holiday Greetings ACROSS 5 Affirmative l ~r -S 0 * 1 ^^i,™-™- 6 rin7S.lt the "lebration old and in the 8 Shake spearean .. " CW ... QTarrlv *nawsr to Previous Puzzl* R U A B A L. o M A R A 0 C C* K H e s i E & T B • H ,,- R » & 5 R_ A E_ R R H O M R 1 b 5 U r e L_ » U S •". K A T E m K b-i i m V & K 1 T E 1 M * S * U ^J H £ <3 A N * N U M * O K l_ M I 1 £ E R S. W M 1 A N 6 [<F| O F R E E K #1 ^F1 K K 1 M e • this day 13 Divulge H —— your resolutions 15 Olelc acid ester 16 Sickness (med.) 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