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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 3, 1951
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MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 1951 BLYTHEVn.LE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS PAOB smw HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN You, Sir, May Die Needlessly on Labor Day! NEW YORK (API — An open letter to a prospective holiday traffic fatality: . ' Dear sir: Y.u are probably going to die needlessly today. You are one of the hundreds who are always ticketed, for death during the carnival of carnage that takes place on American highways during a holiday weekend. Too bad. You're a nice guy. People like you. Your wife and kids are going to miss you terribly. They will, that is, unless you kill them, too In the same accident that takes your own lite. Yes your family will always remember you kindly. Even your son, who will have to go to work instead of college. He won't blame you loo much for your moment of carelessness that will cost him the career he wanted. "Poor dad." he'll say. "He Just didn't Ihink." And he'llbe right. For It Is pure carelessness that is going to kill you today. I wonder how It will happen to you? Trying to pass another car on H hill? Speeding around a curve too fast on worn tires? Or will if l)e faulty brakes? In any ciue U will be something you could have avoided by using common sense. Will they find you impaled on your own steering wheel, or hurled limp and lifeless and bleeding Into a. roadside dilch? You'll be lucky eillier way. For ciealii will have erased your slupidity as quickly and. painlessly as death can. At Ihe hospital they'll simply tie a o.o.A. lag mi your body— "dead on arrival"—and haul you to a morgue. But death often Isn't that kind to careless people. You may suffer horribly in your shattered car before they get an ambulance to you. And some doctor may work two or three hours on the operating table trying vainly to keep alive Ihe blootly pulp of lorn flesh and broken bones thnt yesterday was you. \ Doctors and nurses In the hospitals get to feeling pretty blue on holidays, waiting for the hopeless accident cases that always come. They hate to fight so hard to save a life and then lose it, even a foolish Hie. The sad thing about It is. of course, that it is all so unnecessary. There Is slill time to avoid it. But, no, you have a slupld rendezvous with death— and-you are going to keep it. "Gee, It's a wonderful day to be alive," you will say. "I think I'll take the family for a ride." So you'll trundle out your bus. load 'on the wife and kids. And somewhere over the hills, merry miles away, death is waiting for you at the exact spot where you'll gefc careless. For years after that the family won't want to ride by that place again. All jour friends will go lo your funeral and say what a swell guy you were, and what a shame It is that you are gone. And nobody will have the courage to put the epitaph on your tombstone that you deserve: "Killed by his own damn foolishness." Sincerely, Hal Boyle P.S. Think it over, mister. You have still got time. GREMLIN IN THE PATH—The turn in the primrose path had to come some lime. It spells the end of ^ a glorious summer and the start of another round of books and blackboards, study halls and homework. The gremlin with Ihe evil leer ajid the ominous sign was put there by a pixyish artist. But. whether he's there actually or in spirit, _he looms inevitably In the carefree path of these "Tom Sawyers" on a last hike to the ol'- fishin' hole. * ****** Sikeston Woman Picks 'Baked Apples' from Tree, Blisters Hands SIKESTON. Mo.. Sept. 3. (API —Folks hereabouts are picking baked apples off of trees—and that's no h.ot weather gag. Mrs. Adrian Baugher took several apples to the Daily Standard office and they appeared as if they had been baked in an oven. Mrs. Baugher said she blistered her hands while picking (he apples oft trees. The temperature skyrocketed to 103 here and it was much hotter out in the sun, according lo Don Paxson, city editor of the Standard. Andrei Gromyko, Thundery One' Kremlins Expert on U.S. VW// Sound Off in San Francisco By PETER El)SON SAN FRANCISCO (NEA) — There's no question about who has tht role of villain for the Japanese Sau peace conference drama in San Francisco's famous Opera House. It's Andrei A. Gromyko. Yovi pronounce it Grow-MEE-ko. He's Deputy Foreign Minister and head of the 32-mau Cossack choir of off-key disc jockeys arid sour note throwers. The Russian name Gromyko means "the thundery one," Gromyko is also quite a juggler. He can keep more monkey wrenches in the air at one tfme than any man alive. And he can throw ham- mers and sickles with tmcnuny ac- it'ajorert in American afftiir.s. Then cuarcy, at any coumty on the map. lie liecamc head of the American The chief Russian declgate to section in the Russian foreign of- l>e supposed to' America. As of economics Labor Day School Bells Herald End of Vacation for Arkansans L1TTLR ROCK, Sepl. 3. (A?)—School bells start ringing in Arkansas today—Labor Day, much to t!ie delight of mothers inxl the disdain of the youngsters. Some pupils will not have to call a halt to their summer vacation until next Monday, however. But by then, the Arkansas Education Department says, the fall term of classes will be under way officially. Some pupils, though, are just get- youngsters between Uie ages of six |schools ting out of classes. Those attending and n will be attending elenien- split terms started to school several tary and high schools thi* year. weeks ago. Now they get time off to pick cotton. The Education Department i-.sU- I mates that more than 430.000 • iv>r i A -•?.. -• •.Here's How Arkansas Survey Of School System Will Work LITTLE ROCK, Sept. 3.» (AP)—Members o! Arkansas 1 Legislative Council have come to terms on how a survey ol the state school system shall be made. Some of the council members wanted to employe R director to handle the survey project; others wanted an advisory group set up to work with the council. The council has adopted a resolution calling for a project director at a salary not to exceed S10.000 a year and authorized appointment of a citizen's advisory committee if. needed. The director will lie required to: 1. Secure information from school boards; 2. Inquire into the needs of public, elementary and secondary schools; 3. Investigate equalization of tax assessments; 4: Look into school revenues; and. 5. Determine if school funds are spent according to law. The survey was authorized by the 1951 legislature, which appropriated S25.0CO for the project's expenses. Labor Day Notes Concerns Literary Labors and Tales of South Pacific By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD, Sept. 3, OP,—The Lab:r Day note for today No Indolence Shown But the author shows no signs of This is a slight increase over last year's 425,173. Most of the increase is in the first few grades. Since the war years. Hie number of children has increased. The 1950 federaJ census showed 30.800 more children five years old and younger in Arkansas than there were in 1940. Many Buildings New ' Many of the pupils will .study in new buildings thus year. Since 1948, several million dollar. 1 ; have been spent on new school structures in Arkansas. The Education Department estimates the bond issues for new construction have amounted Lo about $30 million. All this is on a local level with no state funds involved. Tim money has been spent to provide: 1. 2.000 class rooms. 2. 35 physical education build- in ps, auditoriums and gymnasiums. 3. -J3 home economic buildings. 4. 44 agriculture buildings, a. 65 hot lunch rooms. 6- 25 tcacherages. 7. 45 miscellaneous structures. 8. Purchase of 12 new construction sites. The Education Department says there may not be a shortage of teachers but that the supply of well qualified instructors probably will be low. In many cases, said Archie Ford, assistant education commissioner, schools will employ' teachers whose meet stan- vill be on an average of 20 cents a meal, the same price .as last year, And, says the department, the quantity and quality of food served in the hot lunches will b« better. For 20 cents .students will receive: A meat or meat substitute, '.i pint of milk, two vegetables, bread and margarine and desert. OROMYKO LOOKING 1>OWX If he understands the U. S. . , . Chaplain Joins Indicted Editor in Crime Battle LAKE CHARLES. La., Sept, 3. (AP)—A former paralroop chaplain said he wculd challenge the Calcasieu Parish (county) district attorney today to indict him for defamation along with a crusading newspaper editor. fice. When he came to the Untied he States in 1938 as consoler of the Soviet Embassy, under Ambassador Comiantin Oumansky. Gromyko began to study this country in earnest. He became a great movie fan, not for the fun of'it but to help him learn the English language. He now speaks it pretty well, particularly the word, "No." He began a systematic study of American culture and American humor. He got works on American art and American joke books, and lie memorised stock passages Irom both. The result Is that as R dinner or luncheon companion, Gromyko is now said to be one of the world's greatest bores. When 111' a talkative mood— which Is seldom—tie now has tho reputation of being able to make more banal remarks about American life, nnd tell more corny, Jon Miller jokes than n 10-yenr-old. In short, If Gromyko really has acquired any real understanding of tho United Slates of America, he never allows it lo show. Or else his masters in Moscow never allow him to allow It to show. The San Francisco conference is Gromyko's sixth major meeting with U, S. and allied powers. Hi ^ first was negotiating the initial agreement of 1942. He wns charge d'affaires at the Washington embassy then, between Ambassadors Oumansky and Maxim Litlnov. Gromyko succeeded Litlnov. -In 1043. He took part In the Dumbarton Onks conference with Sec- letnry of State Edward Stettlnius and Sir Alexander Cadogan in 1344. The next year he went lo San Francisco for Ihe UN Charier conference and was in charge of, the Hussion delegation after Foreign .Vfhlister Molotov -Acnt home. Everything 1 had gone with fair GROMYKO LOOKING UP . . he never allows It to show. mclolence. He is pantless and hard ous other projects simmering in his but less significant things 1 dis- mind, including a trip to Asia and do not attract qualified instructors covered while talkin? to him Paramount, where he has been commissioned to write a picture abcut postwar South Pacific. He another south sea. 1 ; yarn. Michencr admitted to being | and that many of the state's teach! cr.s arc leaving for higher-paid Jobs. ,,| The financial outlook for the movie fan and even claimed that j state's 421 school districts is notldelaming him (Hawkins) for using there have .been many good films) too good Ford said that about $21 ] the phrase "legal double-talk" In the Rev. William O. Byrd, a Methodist minister and parachute- jumping chaplain of World War II. said he and two other ministers would ask to be indicted in an open letter to District Attorney Griffin Hawkins. The letter will be released lo Ihe press tonight. Ken Dixon, managing editor of the Lake Charles American Pre^s, and fcur others on the paper were recently indlcled on charges of defaming 16 parish officials and three admitted gamblers. District Attorney Hawkins was one of the officials allegedly defamed in the newspaper's anti- gambling campaign. "If Ken Dixon U guilty of defaming the, district attorney's character, so are we." the stocky preacher said, ''Dixon Just echoed in liis newspaper what we told the parish police jury (the county governing body), Two Unidentified The Rev. Byrd did not identify the other two ministers but said their names would be on the letter. District Attorney Hawkins said Dixon wnf, indicted on charges of one of the ministers referred to It as "fiddle-faddle." the other as' "twiddle-dee.dee" and Byrd said it smoothness up to this time, oro- i was considered a reasonable -for n Russian. Several people had actually known him to smile. ; But. when a reporter nskcd for a nersonintv "di ^ , ft " 5Wmd( ' P ersonallt >- d °« "ol interest sounded like some preaching he'd | heard—"all words and no meaning." | .1'^ The indictments drew more fire' * from Washington yesterday. Sen. i '" • Hill (D-Lai said the charges "•»'"•'In I<»6. at the first'United against the newsmen were "so flag- , Nallons meeting, , that Gromyko rantly unjust they will alert Ihe snolvci1 "Is real form. He staged people to the need for a grass roots "'? tamn as walkout and he con- uprising against crime and corrup-. tr """ cd two doze " vetoes. . lion." I He blocked all efforts for agree- Hlll said the Indictment* may set menls on international atomic en- olf new Senate crime investigations, -ergy control, disarmament and .creation of a UN police force. And filibuslercr, he proved that Russia Leads U. S. In Civil Defense by 20 Years-Caldwell WASHINGTON, Sept. 3. (jp, _ Civil Defense Administrator Millarcl Cfllnwell said yesterday that Russia is "20 years ahead of us in civil defense." He called on the Defense Department to support the civil defense program—or kill It off. Referring, on a Liberty Network radio program, to the pending Bg percent slash In federal civil .defense appropriations—from J535.- 000,000 down to »(i5,000,000— Caldwell said that with the latter sum "almost no kind of Job" could be done. The Russians, he added, have a bomb-shelter program and 20.000,000 persons trained In civil defense. Japan Arm to Fight U.S. Again? It's Doubtful Due to Attitude Of Americans SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. S. (AP) —Will Japan ever come t»ck with a strong Army and Navy and flint the- United States? This Is the first question usutlly asked of anyone returning from Japan. Briefly, the answer Is: Amerlca'i helping hand makes this unlikely. Japan's new constitution forbids the organization of an army, navy or air force. However, that document probably will be amended to provide for the country's defense once the pence treaty has been signed and ratified. Japan and the united Slatei thereafter will sign a treaty to provide for American defense ol the former Enemy until that country !j able to defend herself. The U.S. needs such an arrangement because of the danger of war from the north and because of the need for maintaining Japan as a supply base to wage the war in Kol-ea. Police Reserve Kept Japan's only armed force is a police reserve of 15.000 men. Intended to provide a cadre of non-commissioned officers if »n Army is formed. The old militarist* in Japan, who have been in the bagckround since their country's defeat, don't agre« with the police reserve arranged by General MacArthur. They prefer a new army. The only thing known publicly concerning the U.S.-Japan separate defense treaty is that it provides for stationing American troops In Japan once the occupation h>» ended. A high source has said It li "short and lo (he point." Japanese newspapers have reported thai the defense treaty would allow Japan SO army division* with strategic air force and coastguard. This would place about 6n« million men under arms. 20 "Not NecMiurj" A former Japaneae admiral, WHOM name will have to be kept out of Uiis story—tor obvious reasons— says It Is not necessary to h«v« M divisions Irom the beginning. So, If America provides Japan with ship's and airplanes, »fUr training the nucleus of an Army and Navy, it Is doubtful If that peww would rise up again and strike >t the United States. . It Is more likely that Japan 1 * American-trained and American- outfitted soldiers, sailors and airman would have a .deep. «ns«,of ijratl- tiide to the country that beat them once nnd then helped them get book onto their feet Doctor's Body to Itmly LAUSANNE, Switierland, Bept.'l. MV—The body of Dr. Serge Voron- ofr, famed proponent of rejuvenation for humans through monkey glands, was taken to Italy for burial today. Or. Voronoff, who w« 8*. died here Saturday after a ihort Illness. Sugar Strife* Averted HONOLULU. Sept. 3. (If}— A new, three-year contract averted a threatened strike in Hawaii's 1139,000,000-a-year sugar industry. was weiring pant-s at the lime, also about the soutn seas Amomr thenr 1 m' llio » »> slate aid will be available | describing a statement made * P«V «i,irt ,,-hM, I™^H „ „,„.,„,,: . _ • * m °»S mcm '|, or distribution to the local school j one of Hawkins' assistants. this year. This rs about! Askei gay shirt which look-cd as thoue. it came from the islands, but actually was from Kong KOIVE. Mlchener is a scholarly-looking fellow with a shiny dome and penetrating eyes and you would hardly suspect him of writing in his shorts. But he dees, and perhaps other writers should • follow suit. For Mir honor has had a hishly successful career in the years following the war. many U.S. soldiers ugge were ,cls i""futtle.? of Tahiti." "Mutiny on the ' for riL ' Bounty." "Tabu." I suggested that I d ' strlcl clisap- I s3 "lillion less than the amount I distributed last year. .n the j ThD E(nica t| on Department ex*^ !!^ t peels. some schools U> close early prcins j lhLs scnoo) vear b ecause „[ „ s hort- . ,._. ,. . ! age of funds. The exact number will i That s because most of the men j not be determined until 1952, near | served west of the rtatc-line." he I explained. "Very few of them got c-\st of the date-line, which is by lo the standards set by Lamour movies His Pulitzer Prize novel was turn^ ed into the musical, "South Pad-j Jtfftfic." by a couple o! fellows whose ,: names elude me risilit now I had ] heard that tho book had been ped- : - died to the studies without any : takers. I a.-ked Mirlwncr shout this.: II Was Offrrrri ' "It's Imp." he confirmed. "It was! offered to all th.e studios. Two stu-; dio story editors even recommend- i ed that it be purchased, but they (vere over-ruled. | "Actually the deal with Rogers and Hammerstcin 'oh. yes, [hose arc their came about, on' the rcbrunr! from one of tile studio where (lie real beauty of Ihe South year. This is about! Asked if he really thought the phrase—used in reference to an assistant's statement —defamed him. Hawkins burst out: "Y o u damn right I think I was defamed." Hawkins couldn't be reached early today for comment on the ministers' plans to write him the open letter. "Double Talk" Cited Byrd said whereas Dixon called the cud of llir* school-ycar. Priccs Afftct School! Rising prices, also will affect Pacific lies. The scenery there cannot be over-estimated." Some Arc Beautiful And the women? "With a few striking exceptions, the pure natives are net particularly handsome. But a great number j of the half-castes arc am?zingly I beautiful. You could take a girl who is part Polynesian' and part Rf>r]inArc German or Chinese and wait her] rintn a studio commLvary and she j Do/I ' , school finances this year. Fiscal experts in the department say the cost of paper, cleaning supplies, pencils and books has taken a terrific jump, There was one note of encourage- ; ment. however. The department ! said the cost of hot lunches at Ihe the statement "legal double-talk" 51 Beau ties Eye 'Miss America' Hopefuls Arrive To Seek '51 Title ATLANTIS CITY. N.J., Sept. 3. f ^> Filly-one prr-lty young u'omen today start n busy wenk of grooming and contests that will Send one of them to the title of MU.S America of 1952. four large citi*?.". Puorl-o RJco. Hawaii and Catijidi—register for the Miss America Pageant, today. Official hostesses then will be assigned lo handle all their outside contacts and see that they rfo not drink or smoke in public during Ihe next week. Alter live days r>r rehearsals, talent contests, phntxvraphs. hairdressing a n rt wardrobe fitting, judges will pick a Miss America on Saturday evening. I if necessary he could outlast even ; the late Hucy Long. ( Gromyko was allowed (o return to Russia for a rest in 1948. alter nine years In Ihe U.S. nut lie was back for the lfl-1!) UN session. And then Spring, In Paris, he showed he was still the same by slnlling American. RrUi'h and French deputy foreign ministers for three months. This junlor-^rnde Big Four was supposed to cwne to some agreement on subjects tnat a Council ol Foreign Ministers might discuss in an effort to lessen world states. tl , n! ,i oni and promote peace, Gro,- myfco saw to It that nothing was accomplished. So here he is In San Fruncisco ::gain. He's matched this lime a^aiJi'-t U.S. AmJxi.^sndw and special presidential representative John Fo 4cr Dullos. Win or lose, you might as well get used to Gromyko in the diplomatic ring. He's only 42. If he lives lo be as old as Stnlin. he'll be around foi a long, long time. Big Three Ministers to Seek German Peace Plan Next Week FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 3. (AP)-Tne Big Three foreign ministers, who meet Irt Washington next week, will seek agreement on fundamentals of a peace settlement with Germany, according to rellabl,, American sources here. The American view is reported to j controlled West. conference, similar to One agreement would be , »et specifying the German be incorporated in a Eur" be called within live months to for- j opean army under Gen. Dwight D. tnallTC peace with ex-enemy Ger- i Eisenhower. The other would re- conerence, smar to One agre hc Japanese treaty parley opening curity pact tomorrow ,n San Francisco, should j forces to b many. The three ministers—U.S. Secretary of Slate Dean Achcson, British Foreign Secretary Herbert Morrison and France's Foreign Minister Robert Schmnan—hope to iron out thejr countries' differences on terms. Pacts Amount lo Treaty The plan, it was learned, is to make two agreements simultaneously with the West German Re- store much. If not all, of Germany'* political sovereignty. Governments Divided The American. British and French high commissioners in Germany have been doing preliminary work on such pacts for the past six motitlis. Their home governments are still divided on many phases. It Is these differences the foreign ministers hope to resolve. Chief points at Issue include the size and disposition of proposed public. Together Ihrw pacts would I oerman armed forces, rights of the amount to a peace treaty. A forma] , Allies to intervene should Commu- pcacc treaty with Germany u al- j ntet-s or neo-Nazis (ry (o seize pow- most impossible became Ihe coun- j er In West Germany, and financial try is split in Uo paru— the Rus- | liability of the Germans for occu- -lian-occupied East and the Allied- pation' costs. JAPAN: Rebirth of a Nation would evoke stares from everyone in Ihe place." Hmm. I've been thinking about Michrncr's success with his mode negotiations. I'm not sure rx.ictly| o f writing. I might try it if Ihpre how it happened, but I have heard ; weren't so many copy girls in this ! office. that an MOM editor. Kenneth Mc- Kcrma. referred the book to his broihcjvJo Mieteiner. the scenic designer. Henry Fonda figured in It somehow, too." Instead of a fiat movie fee. Michener got one per cent of the 'South j HOLLYWOOD. Sept. 3 if Pacific" take, a stipend on which Luplnn Is aoins to Reno Ihis week he could r>robably live for the rest, to divorce her movie Droducer-hus- of his days. ' • Lupino Seeks Divorce ' band, Collier young. BERLIN. Sept, 3. f/r>,_Rerl!n'5 tnrce western commandants met today to discuss what can b» done ''bout the sudden Communist road tax on Berlin's lifeline highway l traffic with the west. This lax. imposed without warning last Friday midnight, has been denounced by American authorities as "a new Communist movs to Ida Strangle free West Berlin." A U. S. high commission state- mfnt nwer'.ed that couiucr-meas- lures would be taken. By 1948, food production and the flow of TOM materials had bc«n restored and national re covery experts vere able ro turn their attention to Japan's millions of manufacturers of "not-so-good but twice-as-cheop" products. In December of 1948, the Supreme Commander of the Allied Po^ert ordered Die Japanese to vork harder and put in longer houn. Illustrated by Ralph Lane •M ')z i^ui •« Graph above shows that by May of 1950 Ihe manufacture of durable and non-durable goods soared to 89.9 per cenf of the volume for Ihe years l932-3o. Geared to the needs of UN forces in Korea, industry soon hummed ol orcwor levels and in May of this year was an impressive 41.5 percent above 1932.34 norm. The modernization and rcvifolrzorion of in- duslry, however, has not.complotcly eliminated Ihe numerous small-family or household factories which won for prewar Japan the reputation of a "workshop notion." Common in Japan is tho sight ol on entire Family, sifting beneath a ten watt electric bulb, engaged in • L - - mufaclure of handicraft articles. Jopon last an estimated 30 per cent of her industry during the war but emerged from the conflict with power foctlitrtf of better then pre- 'ar capacity. But SCAP put its foot dawn wirii power rationing, and ft* nstallahon of mt-

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