The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 29, 1952 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 29, 1952
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TAGE SIX BLYTHEVTtLE (ARK.)' COURIER THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER KEW«", THE COURIER KZWS CO. H. W KAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINE3. Assistant Fubllftlft .A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D HUMAN. Adrrrlulng Manager Bole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Wilmer Co.. New Vork, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. Memphis. Entered us second clasn mutter »t the post- office at Blythcrille. Arkansu. under net ot Con- cress, October 9 16'7 v Member ot The Awoclnted Pre« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrln in ihe.olf ot Blythevllle or MIJ suburban town whera carrier seriic* J» main- tulned, 25c per neck. Flj mall, within > radlu« ol 50 miles. »5.M p«r jesr. J2.50 (or si* months 11.35 (or three months; br mail outside 50 mile fane, 111.50 per r«»r payable In advance. Meditations Therefore seeing wo have this ministry, a« we have received merry, we faint noi, — J! Corinthians 1:1. * # + Remember that God I* as near lo our mbulh when we speak as that man Is who leans his ear to our whispers. — Young. Barbs We'll het wives have be«n thinking" tip good excuses lor hubby to stay away from Ihe office these daye, Christmas shopping! * * , * Ail roads »oon will Itad to the howl football Xanirs. Hunt lug btj; game I* one thing, hunting big game ticket^ Is another. ' * * * Now that winter is with'tis, we all want but little here below — not even one or two degrees. * + * • The war debt a lot of male American* are In favor of abolishing la aHmon.v. * * # Taking; the /till Wsnie when It's yours is a blamed good' Ideal Latest Airplane Disasters Call for High-Level Probe The crash of a troop-laden Air Force Globemnster, the worst . disaster in American aviation history, raises some impor.tatit questions whose answers ought to ho sought promptly in n broad congressional level. This was the ninth serious crash of an American Air Force plane around the North Pacific rim in a tittle more 'than a month. Two of these accidents involved the C-124-Globemaster, while four involved . the C-U19, the so : called "Flying Box-' car." Both these aircraft have already done n great deal of successful duty in the service of the Air Force. But in the. interest of covering all possihililin.s, both should again be subjected to the most searching tests of airworthiness. Secondly, an exhaustive check should be made of the official maintenance procedures of the Air Force, and of tht a'ctual carrying out of those rules. The visual evidence suggests strongly that the Globemastcr which crashed most recently was not fit for flying when it took off. H was seen to waver and wobble seconds after leaving tnt ground, and it never got higher than 100 feet. This is not the first flurry of accidents affecting U. S. military aircraft. So long as crashes; occur from time to time in such alarming numbers, Hie efficiency and thoroughness of Air Force repair and maintenance work must be held in question. Anothtr avenue of inquiry cannot be overlooked. That is the possibility of sabotage in the plane factories. Two years ago, Air Force officers in the Strategic Air Command were known to be seriously concerned about this as result of stveral B-20 crashes. H is conceivable that saboteurs nre succeeding in building hidden defects into planes which would generally pass muster from inspectors. And, lastly, the investigation should embrace ;v full study of weather conditions as Ihtj- affect /lying in Hie northern Pacific regions. Three of the nine planes in ihe newest series of accidents crashed into mountaintops. They may already have been suffering from some mechanical disability, or from instrument failure. But they may also simply have been victims of foul weather. Air Force experience along- the northern rim should be checked out against that of Northwest Airlines, which plies this route commercially between the United States and the Orient. If weather is a grave problem, why doe.s Northwest come through in regularly scheduled flights without major MONDAT, DEC 19. mishap? ' All these approaches should be pursued energetically. Apparently no constructive lessons were learned from thy last previous series of northern Pacific crashes. If valuable safety instruction can now be gleaned from I lib current series, some little part of the bitterness may be removed from these terrible tragedies. Odd Behavior for an 'Ogre' In the excesses of presidential campaigning, each side paints the'olher pretty black. When it's all over, this tends to fade into gray, and the respective pot> trait of the campyignors come into a bit more realistic focus. For instance. General Eisenhower was pictured by his opponents as something of an orge, who was goiny to plunge us into a third world war, precipitate n depression for the sheer joy of it, and toss labor into chains. Except for President Truman and some other die-hards who view an opposition victory as a crime against humanity, most of this reckless talk has vanished. Eisenhower's true personality may he helping mightily to dispel the false image. Lately he's been tip to some things which must be rather irritating lo those intent on keeping intact the picluro of him as an inhumane character. The other day in Hawaii, on his last morning, he trot ii|; to play golf at 7:30 with a young officer who dutifully hud lugged his golfbag 36 holes the two previous days. Also in Hawaii, he invited to dinner a young woman who had herself asked him tyt to dint, thinking he might wa"nt a good home-cooked meal away from bigwigs. Her husband was asked along. Then, the night he arrived back in New York, Ike was serenaded with Christmas enrols by a score of college girls who camped on his doorstep at Columbia University. Hu and Mamie stood oulsifle-n. long time, singing with the girls, requesting numbers, and hav- ii'g a high time. Finally the Secret Service men had to shoo him inside. Pretlv odd behavior fur an ogre bent on p!nn<rini< us nil u<to rlesonjr. Keen It Uo, General Giin. Eisenhower was rushed to the . dentist the other day after breaking a porcelain cap on n tooth. .Brig. Gen. HoWiifil Snyder, the president-elect's personal physician, commented, "Central Kisenhower has a hard bite." We're glad lo hear that. It's time we .had, a president who 5s likely to do something besides gum around on the tough issues facing this nation. Views of Others Another Look at Durkin Ever since the Department .of Labor wa* created about so years ago k lias been treated a.s a thing apart, something so delicate that H - e.saily caught, coltl and had a pale and anemic look about it. The lact that during its extslenco no person has been appointed to hold the portfolio from an official position in any union until Mr. Durkin was named indicated so much fear anrt Jicsllancy about stepping on someone elsc'j toes that there is tittle wonder that the occupant Qt the office lia* hardly ever amounted to anything in national eyes. At this moment no one knows whether Mr. Din-kin will succeed In the position or not. If he (nils, he will have done as well as his predecessors. At the outset lie Uilks sensibly anyway. Ha ' neither worships the Tart-Hartley act nor denounces it. He aigucd tlmt the Important thing was to have in tlie law the tilings that are ncc- essary In such n law to create justice as near as may be between management and labor. Diirktn does not start out by walking « tight rope over Niagara. There are safer anrt more sensible routes to achieve the goal on the other side. If the Genera! has indicated by this appointment that he is Independent nf everyone. h« cerlainly will not make the American people mad. — Green Bay iwisc.l Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY Mr. Truman lias a very talented daughter. I've got tour children who love their daddy ,too. — Lnmar Caudle, ousted Justice Department official. • • » This process of change tthe Invention of new weapons) conllmiM, and even accelerates, with the remorseless inarch ot the science of human destruction. — Winston Churchill. * * * It was the shortest, snappiest and happiest funeral service I have, ever attended. — E. U Marling, Sr., as rent controls died in Akron, Ohio. Old Hand ot the Helm Peter Edion's Washington Column — Davis Rider Misses High Brass And Ricochets on Lower Ranks Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD -<NEA>- Exclusively Yours: Marilyn Monroe, Hollywood's "Movies Art Hotter Than Ever" kid, and 20th Century- Pox studio are going 'round and 'round about her future career blueprints. The studio wants sexy Marilyn So alternate between lowbrow comedies and high-kicking musicals, but she h»s dreams of some day competing in the Oscar race for the bcst-dramatic-actress award. "This girl's soul doesn't belong In that body," her dramatic coach, Natasha Lytess, Is .saying ."She has emotional depths that should be developed." Natasha, by the way, was with Marilyn when she rushed lo an auction and wrote a $1335 check tor 118 Max Reinhardt dramatic manuscripts written In German. But there will be no evidence of Marilyn gone Reinhardt-tsli in the studio's ad campaign for her next /Urn, "Niagara." f Tlie billboards will show a filmy- gowned Marilyn superimposed over all of Niagara Palls and the eye- popping words:: "SO LUSTY THAT NATURE HERSELF COULDN'T TAME HER". 3aimy Thomas, Iriod to sign Qal« lorm for a role and has offered Ucille Ball the moon to sign for « m. Paulelte Goddard's denying reports of marriage to Erich Maria Remarque. She flashed a pinkie sparkler gift from the author on the- set of "Harness Bull," but told me: "We're not engaged. All my admirers' give me rings." Better Than Ever Eddie Cantor, back to normal zip,.is recording songs for "The Eddie Cantor Story" and producer Sidney Skolsky is beaming: "Eddie's singing better now than he _ did before his illness. It's strange, (but the same thing happened to j Al Jolson." By I'KTEK KOSON Air Force Fares Better Than Army NEA Washington Correspondent The Air Force hasn't been hit as WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Ail' hard as the Army, as yet. The economy rider aimed at the top reason is that the Air Force Is ex- bras has ricocheted to make life miserable lor R lot of lieutenants. This was done by an amend- ment'to the last defense appropriation bill, Introduced by Hep. Glenn R, Davis., a .Republican of Waukeshn, Wis. Young Representative Davis enlisted in the Navy in 1942 and Cetcr tldxin served three and n half years iu the Pricitic. He 1 has no particular love for any commissioned oificers. panding, and its percentages of officers of various ranks go up with the increase in strength. But Air Force spokesmen In Washington say that if the Davis rider is continued, it win have some B-29's commanded by lieutenants next year. The Navy has been hit so bard by the Davis rider that it has actually hnd lo reduce in rant some 2000 two-stripe lieutenants, shoving them back tostripe-i\nd-a-half lieutenants, Junior grade. There Is no limitation on the. number of Navy ensigns and lieutenants junior grade, nor on Army nnd Air -Force first and second But when he introduced his rider In Ihe lost Congress he was trying lieutenants. lo keep flown the number of gen-' The Davis rider gets in Its ef- crals niut admirals in soft jobs at' fcctive economy licks by cutting off the Pentagon. What lias happened, however, Is that the armed services have been funds for the pay ot officers above limited numbers, in certain categories. It provides that for the fls- cnl back on the number of officers i wil year 1053, ending next July 1. of lower ranks, while the number no funds in the defense appropria- of higher officers of flag and gen- *'°" nc "t shall be used for the pay eral rank has remnined unchanged. The Army hns been hit hardest of nl]. In Korea, there are companies being commanded by lieutenants, who should he captains. Battlefield promotions for heroism mid exceptional leadership in coin- bat were common in the first couple of years of Ihe war'. Now they're limited to n few a month, only as, vacancies occur. This hurts morale. And it makes the young officers think that they are being discriminated against by of commissioned officers In excess of percentages of the average forth In tables. , For the Army, the percentages range from 0.0003 for generals of Ihe Army, to 2.3 per cent for cap- Intns. With an average strength of 1.550,000 In Iho Army, this figures out to 4.65 five-star generals and 35,650 captains. The Army now has only one five-star general on Relive service. He is Omar Bradley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. nn unappvecialive Congress back | The other three generals of (his home - 'rank, who can be called back to ctive service at any lime, are President-elect Eisenhower, who has resigned, and Marshall ana MacArthur, who have retired at. full pay. Possible Bar To Ridgway's Fifth Star Tiie Davis rider, however, might be construed as preventing the promotion of four-star Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway to five-star rank, as commander in chief of North Atlantic Treaty forces in Paris. The only way to get around It would be lo Say tlmt General Eisenhower's resignation leaves a vacancy In this rank. A3 the Army has more than the 35.C50 captains, however, it prevents promotion of first lieutenants: to (his rank except as vacancies occur. The Air Force, with a strength of 967.000 on Nov. 1 and nn authorized strength of 1,061,000 next July 1, is limited in number of captains to 4 per cent of its strength. This is permuting the Hying service to Increase its captains from 38,680 to •12,440. But few of these promotions cim be iti«de till after March t. The smaller Navy, with strEmgth of 807.000 as of Nov. 1, has scheduled no promotions to the grade of lieutenant, senior grade. The number of lieutenants scheduled for promotion to lieutenant commander has been cut from 160( to 730. The number of lieutennnl commanders-scheduled for promotion to commander was cut from 2000 to 540. All three services Intend to make strenuous efforts to have the Davis rider killed or amended up ward in the new Congress. the Doctor Says- Written for NKA Service By EDWIN T (JORDAN. M.U. "I am six feel tall, 24 years old, and weigh only 140 pounds." writes K G. "I would like lo know how I can gain weight." .Many olhers beside the writer ol this letter have a similar problem, though many more arc faced .with the opposite problem and should reduce. 'Barring the presence of an overactive thyroid gland or some other physical disorder, the answer Is really simpler eat more of the right kinds of foorts and eat them more often. When one Is trying to gain weight, fatter meats, more butter or margarine, more cream, more s«'eets, more potatoes. more bread, cereals and other foods of high calorie content should be included In the diet. ' Tliis docs not mean., of course, that one should stop eating fruits, vegetables, lean meati milk and eggs, and other things of the kind which provide needed vitamins and minerals, since the diet should remain In balance at all times. Another thing which can be done is to cat more at each meal. The amount one cuts is largely a matter of habit and this can be changed like any other habit. The stomach can be trained to hold more by gradually Increasing the amount Inken «t each meal. One Rood way to do this is to eat until the appetite Is satisfied and then always take » few more mouthluls. After a while the np- petite becomes betler end the stomach holds more before it gets that full feeling - More food can be taken also Just by eating exlra meals. A small mfdmornfnir meal, an'afternoon or bed-lime snack of weight-producing foods are helpful. A glass ol half milk ftiKl half cream Is a good, example of what could be taken. Don't Lessen Exercise ' In looking at the.weight, the human body should be considered like a machine in which the food serves as the fuel and it taken In excess can be stored by the body. Of course, the body, like, a machine, uses up this fuel by all Its activities, including exercise. But a person does not need to, nnd in fact should not, give up exercise merely because he Is trying to gain. More food is the answer, rather Ihan lessened exercise, because one would have to exercise so much to use up even a small amount of food. Thus, to walk off an Ice cream soda containing about 300 calories would require ft 10-mile jaunt in five hours, or shoveling nearly flOOO pounds of sand Into a wiieclbarrowl • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By .OSWALD JACOBY .Written for NKA Service Point-Count Shows Way to Play Hand Monday is bridge lesson day, and as usual I will discuss bidding according to the point-count method fo that beginners and average players can see how the experts bid. Ju=;t In case you're not familiar with the point-count, here It is: count 4 points fur each ace (n your hand; 3 for each king; 2 for each riueen; 1 lor each jack. There are 10 points in each suit NORTH (D) * J752 *Q4 *AQS \VEST * K 108 V 10 4 • J. 1097 + .1387 BAST * A98 VJ6 « 8532 + K1064 Nortk Pass 3V Pa» SOUTH AQ 13 ¥ AK 75 I » AK8 ' Both sides vul. Ea»t South Wnt Pass 1 V Pa'ss Pajs 4 V Pass Pass Opening lead—* J and 40 poinis in the entire deck You and your partner usually nee 26 points to make a game; 3 points for a small slam; 37 for grand slam. North's Jump raise lo thre hearts In today's hand would ord narlly show about 13 to 16 point with strong four - card support to hearts. In this case, North ha pas.sed originally and Is not likel lo have as many as 14 points to that reason. The North hand actually counts up to 13 points, U in normal high cards. 1 extra (or the queen of hearts, and 1 for the doublcton. South should not consider a slam In view of North's original pass. South has 16 points In high cards, 1 point tor the fifth heart, and \ point for Ihe doublclon. With only 18 points of his own, South would (need 15 points from his partner: f«nd this It most unlikely «ince Sam Goldwyn has changed his lilld about, the early debut of pays-you-see movies on TV. He's now redicting: "I don't think we'll ave them in our lifetime." Nixing of .Gordon MacRae for the 'V version of. the Railroad Hour y Warner Bros, is a confusing witch of - business tactics. The a_me studio cashed in on the video opularity. of Milton Berle unc •Jorth has passed originally. South is justified In bidding the land conservatively since it takes :areful play to make even ten ricks at hearls. Most players i'ould wind lip losing a, club and h*re spades. The pfay would be quite "nor rial." Declarer would win the irsl trick with dummy's queen o diamonds, draw two rounds o rumps, and take the club finesse The club finesse would lose, am East would exit safely with a dla mond i or a club. . South woul eventually have to tackle the spades himself and would have k ose three spade tricks, for a one trick set. South can surely make his con ract if he simply doesn't take th. club finesse! The correct play i win the first trick with th queen of diamonds, draw twi rounds of trumps, cash the to: diamonds to discard a low clul rom dummy, and lake the ace o clubs. A club trick is then con ceded to the enemy, whereupon n defense can hurt declarer. After East takes his king clubs, he hiis no safe return. If h eads back a diamond or a club declarer gels a ruff and a discard and if East leads back a spade, de clarer can lose only two spades. WE SELIEVE in- obtaining vita mins indirectly, somewhat after th manner of the cat that, in ordtjr t see well at night, eats .the rabb that, ate the carrots. — Ciucinna Enquirer. Tlie Rod Camerons insist their arriage Is intact despite the gos- Ip. But (here's no chance of a re- onclliation lor Mona Freeman nd Pat Nerney, Mona Is saying. Pox will film » sequel to "Trm iobe," due for filming In '63, aslng the story on the character if Demetrius, (he slave. It's art conomy move, to utilize the lavish els and costumes that the best- eller will require. The Lana Turner-George Eorel omance Is blazing. He was all •eady to return lo his native 'rnnce, but Lana persuaded him o linger a while. . . , Jame sand neln Mason have made the big leclsion—they'll become U.S. citizens in March of 1953. You Can't Wynn Ed Wynn, about to leave on a weekend hunting trip, looked at L imself In the mirror and muttered o his wife: "It's a good thing I'M not in season." Shelly Winters has given tip try- ng to wiggle out of her U-T, con- ract. She'll report to the studio for n untitled yarn set against a Panama background ater the birth nf ler baby. Anne Baxter's blushing over The Lady Who Smoked Cigars." a TV film advertised for sale' in a movie trade paper. The film starW Barbara Brown, not Anne, ' "~ June Haver's spiking the retirement talk. • Looking like the answer o an exhibitor's prayer at R winter fashion show, she told me, "I'm lot giving' up. I think It was tha breakdown of my health that start- d the retirement rumors. Il's pretty hard lo say just what tha 'ulure will be, though. My contract with Fox has another year, to go. I have definite feelings about television, but I can't express them yet." Bill Shaw, Denlse Darcel's first hubby and a guest at her recent movie town shindig, is working »s * bartender on Hollywood Blvd. Irving Hoffman tells about cards issued to the audience at a Hollywood sneak preview inviting "frank criticism" of the film. One fan wrote: "You people get paid to make pictures and if you don't know what's wrong I won't tell you." 75 Years Ago In Blyt/iew/i.— Jew Evrard played his accordion, for members of tha Lions Club yes- 4 terday. . * Ivlore than 203,000 bales h»d been ginned In the county by Dec. 13. Eagle School of Beauty Is to open here sometime after th« first of the year. One of the hardest things to ftnd between Christmas and January is a man who borrowed money last faH and promised to pay U back before the end of Ihe year. - © NEA Birds and Beasts Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Song bird 0 Love god 9 "Man's best friend" 12 Century plant 13 Girl's name 14 First woman 15 Fabrics 17 Arabian tree 18 Oil 19 Sea gad 21 Identical 23 Posed 24 Rodent 27 Pedestal part 29 Ago 32 Click-beetle 34 King's son 36 Wish .17 Mongol 38 Italian city 39 Expectoratt 41 Sea eaglt 42 Go astray 4 4 Sour 46 Mott untrut 49 Declaim S3 Exist 51 Hangers-on 66 Mouse genus 37 In i lin*. 68 Outlet S9 Measures of typ« ' «0"01d Eli" ' 61 Finishes VERTICAL 1 Tibetan monk 2 Wolfhound 3 Repetition 4 Ship -bottoms 5 Blackbird f Lamtnted 7 Heraldic band 8 Grates 9 Beginner 10 Stove part 11 Heredity unit 16 School book 20 Swine-like beast 22 Female horses 24 Counsel 25 Malt beverages 35 Proportions u^.^mfrta 40 Walk a beat 26 Without rtavor43Pay back 28 Of theey. 30 Cicatrix 31 Sea bird 33 Howj 45 Propel 46 Notoriety 47 Calla lily genus 48 Woman's name 50 Solar disk 51 Mind 52 Superlativt suffixes 55 rntiniidat* ?T

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