The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 17, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 17, 1952
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PACK EIGHT • BLTTHEVTUT: (ARK.y COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COUUIEH tfBWS CO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Ad«ertiilng M»n»s« Sol« National Advertising ReprefenUtivci: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Mcmphle. Entered u stixmd das* m»tt«i »i the post- effice at Blythevllle, Arkansu. under act o( Contress, October I. 19<7. Member ot Th« Assoctnttd Frew > SUBSCRIPTION RATBS: By c»rriei in the cur ot Dlylhevllle or »nj suburban town wher« carrier smlco l> maintained, 25c per week. Bj mail, within * radiu« o( 60 mlle«, 15.00 p«r ye»r, 12.50 for six months, 11.25 for three monttu; by mail outside 50 mile tone, 11X50 per rear payable In Advance. Meditations Far both He lhat lanctiflclh *nd they who we u net I fieri art »H or one: for which caitM lie U not jishnmed io call them brethren. — Hebrew* 1:11. * * * The consecrated, one-tale tit man or woman has promise of a larger influence for good than • ny intellectual jjcnlus who has not met the Master. — Samuel M. Swemmer. Barbs A nmn In Illinois claim* he ale live pound* of spaghetti In 15 minutes. IR he stringing somebody? + * . * England h»a • post office on wheels, hut the paper letlerft are written on remain* stationery. * * + A couple was married in a cnve In Pennsylvania. •With the price of homes, maybe they'd be wise to just stay there, ' * * * In most cases s boy genius {rows tip lo he just another adult.' f- -. . •• * * * When 'you consider the people who rtn their ^Christmas chopping late, it's no wonder the bundle girls gel In their wraps. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 17, 1S5J Cable Exchange Is Tribute To Public Spirit of Ike, Mac When . General Eisenhower underwent the ordeal of his first political press conference last June, he was asked what Use, if any, he would make of Central iUacAithiir's'services.' Eisenhower replied Ihnl Vie would , feel free lo call upon' JlacArlluir w hen and as problems arose with which the latter plight have special experience or competence. There was the faintest hint, MacArthur niiuhl even be put to work in an Eisenhower administration. In the ensuing months, however, no signs developed that the two generals, who once had worked together, were- in contact at all. Rumors flew thick about proposed meetings and the like, but nothing ever came of them. Overtures may have been mndt, though it is difficult to nail down the facts. There were stories that Ike was hurt . because his old chief never congratulated him on his nomination. After the election, JlncArthur hailtti the result as a "Republican" triumph but pointedly refrained from, mentioning the winner's name. On the other hand, MacArlhur made it plain he felt slighted that nobody had asked his help on Asiatic questions, especially the knotty Korfcan dilemma. The whole matter entered a new phase when JIacArthur recently declared in R sptech that he has a plan for settling Korea which involves neither pulling out nor risking general war. Eisenhower, fresh from his own visit, there and toiling hard to put new life into American and UN policy in Korea, plainly wishes nothing lo stand in the way of a satisfactory war setllbincnl. Whatever their differences, Eisenhower chose to ignore them in the interest of deeper considerations. He cabled MacArthur- that he would like to meet informally with him and have the "full benefit of your thinking and experience. He wants lo learn MacArtluir's plan. MacArthur quickly responded that he would be willing t 0 . meet with Ike, and his message was tinged with personal touches which evidenced a dtsire to close the breach — or at least the distance — between the two. At the same time he could not resist noting publicly that this is "the first time the slightest official interest in my counsel has been evidenced since my return." Certainly the Korean war is a problem that surmounts all personalities, and the country indeed should have the benefit of any useful ideas MacArthur may offer. The recent Eisenhower-MacAr- thur exchange of cables is a tribute to the public spirit of both men. We can only itopt their meetings -prove fruitful. Indions-A Strange Breed * A Few days ago V. K. Krishna Me- noii, Indian representative at the UN, declared on a TV program that the United States earlitr this year had "sabotaged" truce efforts in Korea by its bombing raids on Red power plants near the Yalu River. Menon suggested these raids camo at a "tragic time when wfe were on the point of reaching an agreement." isn't this nssumjrig a great deal? Even th« British arc said lo concede privately now that the Communists never had any intention of concluding a truce but merely used the talks to cover a buildup of their weakening armies. The Indians are a strange breed. One of their great conceits is that they are rnort interested in peace than other people, including people whose sons are dying. Another is that they understand the 11 Chinese and their Communists relatives better than we do. It is true that India is one of the few free nations with contact in Peiping. But presence in the capital does not automatically make for understanding. Isn't if entirely, possible that the Reds simply use the tin (linn a to bait Hit West? Through Mehru and his official group, the Communists channel talk of peace. The Indians plainly believe this talk. Yet there is nothing in the record — nothing at all — lo suggest it is sincerely meant. Tlit Indians consider that we in America are young and garrulous. Perhaps that is no worse than being old and gullible. • i Views of Others We Apologize' H you see Rocky Mount residents going around looking for Mind into which, ostrich like, they can poke their bends hi an effort to cover'thel r embarrassment, you need not be too surprised. for that's the way many citizens feel — ashamed that the stigma of R "Bible-burning town" should be applied lo this city because ol the widespread notoriety that has resulted from the announced Intention of ft local minister. The learned chairman of the commission entrusted Uh the tremendous task of translating the Book 1ms Issued a statement which more than suffices. However, it must Ue imagined that throughout the rest of his life he's going to have a feeling of pity lor Rocky Mount. Certainly it pains a great, many local citizens — we know because-'thcy have expressed themselves on many occasions-— to lie considered residents ol an Illiterate hill-billy town where the Holy Bible Is burned at the stake. Yes, H's a lot of publicity for Rocky Mount, but we fear llmt not many Rocky Mount residents liV;c that sort of publicity and, in response to the news Item, pictures and editorials (nil the latter we have seen have condemned'the Bible- burning), we believe we echo the sentiments of -most of the population when we say In a voice as loud as possible "We npologize'"' Rocky Mount (N. C.) Telegram. SO THEY SAY The Burning Question The Impetuosity, the Imprudence of youth knows no-Vioiinns. In Maryland three teen-agers wondered how long it would lake an airplane to burn. To find out, they set a plane on fire. Their experiment got them Into serious trouble with the police. Incidentally, the time required for flamej !<i consume the plane was 25 minutes. The Information is for the benefit of nny other youngsters who barn .with curiosity. —Atlanta Constitution. "You Bet I'm Interested in a Good Lightning Rod!" ' Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)—Exclu- sively Yours: "I'm just now beginning lo have some sort of feel- ins about making pictures. With :iie four that camo before 'Young Bess.' I had goflen to such a pitch of frustration llmt'l didn't care. I didn't know what they would turn out like. I was numb!" Jean SEmmons looking back at the quartet of films she made for Howard Hughes in pell-mell fashion and pinching herself on her luck in landing the role of Spencer Tracy's daughter In "Years Ago." More co-starring pictures with hubby Stewart Granger, who played Thomas Seymour to her Queen Elizabeth in "Young Bess?" ^ "I hope so," said gorgeous Jean. "He sweated over my scenes more than I did." Producer Arch Oboler was thanking a movie critic for saying kind words about his first "depthie," "Bwalla Devil." "Oh,' ; said the critic, "don't dimension it." Peter-Edfon't Washington Column — There's a surprising payoff to that Los Angeles thenter recently displaying a marquee sign. "We're Tired of TV, Too. No.Commercials Here." A new marquee sign reads "CLOSED.' That recent 32-day, 54-shot per- personul-aupenrance touv by Ro; Rogers and Dnle Evans grossed $1,077.480. Trigger's the only one who's sorry it ain't hay. WARM CHRISTMAS • King Crosby ami Rosemavi Clooney will end up in each other's arms in Paramount's *'White Christmas." while Fred Astaire __ -. . -.--T-F-.JV -_^. ' ^— , ' Christmas." while Fred Astaire Hatch Act Will Put Crimp in GQF SH", -*- {name .still appears on the studio's Efforts to Pass Out Federal Jobs ) contract list. What's more, it's be' ing said that Peggy will have to By DOUGLAS LAKSKX ! NBA Staff Correspondent ! For I'ETER EDS ON ! WASHINGTON I;V) (NEA) —This will be (he first time that a new ndmiti isLrat Ion hns moved into Washington with n Hatch act on the books. And hi the opinion of government Inw- yers, it's going to force a drastic change o £ traditional policy on the handing out of federal jobs. The Hatch act, Tor federal employes to engage In tiny kitul of political activity. There were some weak civil service regulations on the subject before which hadn't proved very effective. A aeries of scandals involving WPA workers engaged in widespread political activity was the immediate cause for passage of the net. The late, famous ghost writer for Franklin Roosevelt, Charles Michelson, predicted nt the time that the first Ihlng the Republicans would do when they got hnok in office would be to repeal the law. Ami there are rumors that such nil attempt may be mntie. The law puts n khwj of reverse twist on the passing out of patronage Jobs. It will penalize efforts of the GOP lo rewnrd faithful and efficient party workers with federal Jobs because as soon as a politician gets on Uncle Sam's payroll, he's prohibited by the law ,o continue heinj? a" politician. If t hey re wa rd a good p n rl y worker with si federal job they arc also throwing him out of the window for future political help. The Civil Service Commission estimates that there are about 1,000 top-level jobs in the government exempted from the act. Included in this group are the President, vice president, cabinet heads and assistants, bureau chiefs and ambassadors and ministers. But various official estimates of the federal -jobs which the. Republicans will be able to fill go as high as 200.000. Filling that many jobs with efficient party workers would do serious harm to party machinery, it is pointed out. Hatch net restrictions even go beyond federal employes. They include many state government em- ployes whose activities are "financed in whole or in part by loans or grants made by the U. S, government, or any federal agency." The Hatch restrictions are rigid too. They cover such activities us serving on political committees, soliciting political contributions, selling party dinner tickets, any work at the polls, the publishing of any partisan letters cr. papers, taking part in public political debates and the distribution of campaign literature. The minimum penalty for anyone found guilty of such action is suspension from his job without jmy Ear GO days. Maximum penal- ly is dismissal. Since the law has been on the books, .finjiroximately 200 cases have been investigated, with ns persons fired and 95 persons suspended for various periods. .Supreme Court Upheld "The Law When a new" federal employe goes to'work he must sign a form culled a declaration cf appointment. This includes an oath of loyally andT a promise to read carefully the provisions of the Hatch net which are attached to the form. The Civil Service Commission administers the law. And the pen- aUies assessed by the commission cannbt be appealed. In its one Supreme Cotni test the law was upheld as constitutional. Investigations are made on the basis of complaints from private citizens or other government em- ployes. The commission has three investigators who examine complaints. When the Republican leaders who pass out patronage jobs find out whal political activity is limited to federal jobholders they will probably get a surprise. U is lawful for them to make money contributions. But contributions cannot- be made in a federal building or given to nny other federal em- ploye. They can vote, of course, loo. A federal worker can express a political opinion in his home or at a private social gathering. He cnn hang a picture of a candidate in his home, but not in the window. And he can wear a political badge or button while he is nol >*on Uncle Sam's time. tlx Dot lot Says — Written for XEA Service By KmUN P. JORDAN. M. 1J. The next few years will determine whether farmers are going to reap benefits from slate experimentation through extension or through direct-line fcdeial agencies. -- Grange Master Hcr- schel I). Kowsom. * * * The U. S l« facing a long-term crisis that ts as much a matter of economics as of military power. — Joseph T. Johnson, president ot the In- ve.Mtnent Bankers Association. * +- * The piist Rains of the American working men and women are in jeopardy. Tills Is the limp, to close rank* and present a united front against labor's enemies. — Secretary of Labor Maurics Tobfn. + * * T have made out an application for commitment to an R.iylum, which is to be filed immediately as soon as J take on a Job like that i Price Stabilisation Director) again. — Michael V, DiSalle. + * 4 The welfare of our people — aud their welfare is all that is at stake .— depends in a very large measure on the condition of our business and industrial structure. — Secretary of Commerce-designate Sinclair Weeks. IT is EI source of never-ending amazement to me how some ideas get started and passed around. Q—A remark was marie that three gallons of water should be drunk a day by 'everybody. My mother is 68 t hart n stroke, awrt is nervous. I notice when she is given six or .seven glasses of vat or, one after another, before breakfast, It slutfs her up.' What advantage would there be iu drink- ng these copious amounts of vater? E.L. A—It seems like cruel nnd in- •inmane treatment to force a delicate woman of 83 lo drink sis to seven glasses of water before breakfast or three gallons of water day, 1 can't imagine where such an Irtea would come from, and it seems most unwise since it would *put an excessive burden on the :iearl, bloort vessels, and kidney. It should be discontinued at once. Q—My husband Is suffering from baits which seem to come in the same place, namely the upper part of the le.^ and hips. He is nlso nil excessive drinker. Could (his be the cause? Mrs. L. A—There are at least two possible reasons why excessive drinking might favor the appearance ol bolls .One is If the person had diabetes, and the other, if the drinking lessened his general resistance. The appearance of repeated boils calls for complete physical examination and some laboratory tests, including examination of the nrlne, since Ihore may be something reducing V person's resistance. Mrs. S. A —Y c s, th e pulse could be normal even if cither of the conditions mentioned was present. Q—T am (he mother of three children, the first two of which were normal births; the third, however, waS born by Ccsarcati scclon. What I want to know is. if T should become pregnant again should I try a normal birth or again have nn operation? Mrs. D. DA—There used to be a rule, "once H Cesiu-can. always a Ce- savcnn." In other \vovds, it was considered that all children born after one Ccsaiean should be born in the same way. Although this is still usually the case, it is not adhered to as rigidly aa in the past, and you will have to rely on the doctor who cares for you In another pregnancy to make the decision, which he may not be able to do until (he last minute. hospital. Can't you do something about this sort of thing? Mrs. .J. 1, A—The only thing I can do is to warn people again about drinking during the holiday season—or any other lime, as far as that's con cevned. At the end of a gay party one shouldn't drive unless fully able to. Hosts should not offer, guests accept "one for the road. 1 A cup of coffee at the end of th< evening 1 or nothing at all would be far safer for drivers as well as fo "innocent bystanders. © JACOBY ON BRIDGE Great Hand Will Give You Pleasure By JACOBY Written fur NEA Service EVERY once in a while I thin back to famous hands of othe years and find groat pleasure i Q.—Could one have a cancer within tlie body, or pernicious nncmla, and still lijwe a normal pulse? Q—I am (old lhai most patienls with arthritis have liver or kidney lesions. Is (his correct? Mrs. M. A—Ordinarily, if there nre any changes in the liver or kidneys in the presence of arthritis, they nrc not enough to be concerned about. It is always possible, of course, thai a person can have more than one thing at a Lime, and therefore p. patient \vith arthritis could have or develop either liver disease ov kidney disease as a process which is entirely separate ttom the nr- thrills. ' Q—Last year, two days i alter Chri.Utuos, my husband nnd I were rtrmng home {torn n late movie, when we were hit by a car driven by n man who had evidently heen rtriiifcinp too much. My husband nnd I boih spcnl months in the NORTH 17 VK 6 « A3 + K109S3 WEST EAST A None A 5 32 V 2 V Q .i 5 3 4KJ76512 » Q 1093 + QJ 762 *8 I r SOi;TII (D» * AKQJ 109 V A 10 9 8 7 4 * None * A N'orlh-SoiJth vul. i South Wc*l Noith East 2 A 3* 44 5 » -6V 7» 74 Pass P.iss - P.ISS , Opening lead—4 6 oes me. The bidding was energetic, bu ot unreasonable. Certainly Sontl ad m> reason to regret tile con- act when the dummy came down Declarer won the first trick in uniny with the ace of diamonds iscarding a low heart from hi and. He continued by leading a ump to the ace, but stopped shor hen West discarded a diamond. The hand would have been eas; ith a 2-1 trump break. Soutl ould then use two of dummy 1 : •umps for ruffing hearts, an< ould discard the other low hem n the king of clubs. ; Since East held all of the trump;, outh could not afford/to ; dra 1 hree'rounds of trumps. He there ore led a heart to dummy's kin t the third trick?. South's plan was clear and sim le. He would cash the king an ce of hearts in the hope that th uit would break favorably or tha last would have the long hearl s well as (he only trumps. I he latter case. South could ru is losing hearts in the dumm nd draw trumps later ori. South stopped short again, how ver, when East dropped the T^ hearts on dummy's king! South decided that Bast hel Uher the jack of hearts alone o io more hearts at all. In eitho iasc it wasjsafe to draw the rest if East's trumps. He could then ay down the ace of hearts and liscover the heart situation. If East hold the jack alone, it would drop; and if East failed o follow suit. South could lead the en of hearts through West. South therefore drew two more •ounds of trumps and confidently cd the ace of hearts. Unfortunate- •rve out her full contract time If le ever returns to Hollywood. )e's in Texas with a milllonair* usband. Patrice Munsel, the operaiio rk, Is wailing (hat she didn't de- ervc the lashing for temperament iven her by the British press hen she starred for Sam Splegey n "Melba" in London. Blames ftf n a mlsunderslanding. Judy Holiday's under doctor's rders to slim down from the he(t he put on In Her first real-life lama role. Tips Ihe scales at over 50 pounds. Jane Wyman's out lo cash In on now that she's a full-fledged irk. There's a singing date at the pndon Palladium, plus as many itery stints as she wants to ac- epl. Hubhy Freddy Karger will o • along as Jane's music Dialog not in the script on the et of the new Dean Martin-Jerry ,cwls film. "The. Caddy": Jerry, watching Dean, being holographed in a elose-upi "Mjiy. e this picture should be billed as Dean Marlin and Helper.' " '• ' Jerry sheepishly asking, "I'm illy?" and Dean's retort, "Yes, liank God." - Plucid Director Norman Taurog, gnoring. the bedlam: "You just chool yourself not to listen. I have 10 worries. I have no money, in he picture." . .. . Producer Paul Jones, who's also vorking with Bob Hope: "I have W eeling I'm due for an ulcer.'.' io? UNDER WKSTKIIN' SKIES Joe Vilnle, who played the In- lian menace in "Son of Paleface,'.' ust wed lion-professional Joan " rolins of San Francisco. . . .u-I's cameras are catching Ihe beauty of Apple Valley for "Apache River." Most of the film is being shot here. John Lowe, husband ol Ruby Cooler, pulled through the crisis and is back in (heir San Fernando ionic. He was seriously injured ivceks ago in an automobile accident. •..•<- 75 Years Ago In Blythcville — Jerry Cohen, Russell Farr, Vera 3oodi-ich, Mary Lynn Jackson. Kathleen Baker, Sue Ramey, Marian Tompkins, Dillle Leggelt. Winifred Crawford, H lid fed Bunch, Betty Jean Hill. Bill Mur- dougli and Tom Reeder led th» Blytheville High School honor roll. Shirley Barham, Becky McCall, Irene Fitzgerald and Mnxino Evnns participated in a Christinas program given by the fifth grade.. The Rev. George W. Patterson of Stuttgart will come to Blytheville to assume the pastorate of :" the First Christian Church. He replaces the Rev. Carroll B. Cloyd , who recently resigned io become pastor at San Marcos, Tex. '' y fo Vest who showed out oil this trick! There was now no way to make he contract. East's beautiful false card had completely flummoxed South. ^^^^^^ .1 •H^BlHHQflV Judge Boles, of the county bench, says he's disgusted with the number of offenders who come in and plead guilty. Il/s hurling his reputation for dressing down lawyers during (rials. r Toy Shop :vious Pijizle, HORIZONTAL, VERTICAL 1 Spinning toys i -r r v 5 Little girl's y Ahynvp toy 9 Little boy's toy 12 Cry of Bacchanals 13 Sword used • in fencing 14 Compass point ^ 15 Table n,ipkin 10 Two . lacd 17 Cat s toy, a F , ot ,, 3 Orifice 4 Cut 5 Scottish river 6 Choice 7 Permits 8 Former English courts rubber 11 Seines 1« Woody plants ,'^her map 19 Narrow strip | jrle p •»iwv! an i d / v, MLislens 21 Wheel (comb. 22 bear recalling spectacular bids and plays. Today's hand, played In Hungary many years ago. will probably give my readers as much pleasure as it form) 23 Ocean 24 F.xist 27 Twisted 20 Handle 32 Sailor in "Arabian Nights" 34 Prison head 36 Preposition 37 Place within 38 Followers 39 Pull roughly 41 Girl's name 42 Consumed •S4 Danish tax 46 Sterner 49 Relaxes 53 High priest (Bib.) 54 Oiliest SSUsed in bowling 57 Individuals 58 Miss Turner 59 Child's game 60 Spreads to dry 61 Dne who ! (sumx) 24 Italian town 25 Runs wild 26 Intertwining 28 Strong siring 30 Antitoxins 31 Poker slake 33 Sew loosely 35 Leg parts 40 Assented 43 Rye disease 45 Irish assembly 46 Clan 47 Pen name of Charles Lamb •IS Sea eagle SOChair 51 Hireling 52 Asterisk > 55 Donkey 1 It IS ts *T it « lii n ik •>t i " HI 5 ^ ij fa • U ^ »H i7 +> * 5 m a a "# W i> fi m M *j w m y\ 37 m 55 8 } € : « w Ui a m % (i i i r? 41 » K> » r~ i si sT • n ••/*

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