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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 6, 1953
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PAGE SIX TM BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS V THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A, A. rREDRlCKSON, Editor FAUL D. ROMAN. Advertising Manager Sol* NatSon»l Advertising Representative*: WtHHt Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, AtUnU, Memphis. Entwd u second class matter at the post- effice »t Blytheville. Arkansas, under act ol con- freu, October *. 19V7. Member of The Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to th. C«T of Blythcville or_ .nj wburbm town •her* carrier service ii main ""a? mail ^Ithi" a radlu, o, 50 mile,, ,5.00 per «»r »250 for 6ii months. U.25 for three months', S m»li outsld. 50 mile «>ne, »12i8 per-year p»y»We In idv»nce. Meditations But one In a cerUlr. platt testified, saying, What la m»n, lhat Ihou art mindful of him? or th« aon of man, that thou vlsitcst him? Hebrew! 2:6; * * * : Man himself Is the crowning wonder of creation; the study o! his nature the noblest study the world affords. — Gladstone. Consolation in a Failure There is not much comfort in the French cabinet crisis, especially since it brought down tht government of Antoine Pinay, by all odds the most successful French premier in the postwar era. But one consolation can be found — the efforts to form a new government made by Jacques Soustelle, representing the forces of General DeGaulle, were an utter failure. The DeGaullists, of course, are not nearly strong tnough to have formed a government without the coalition support of other parties. And this fact would naturally have tempered the extremes of any program to which De- Gaulle would have lent his weight. But the conclusion can hardly l>fc escaped that to have put the DeGaulle forces in the saddle would have been to enthrone irrtsponsible nationalism at a time when the whole urge of the best European elements is toward more responsible internationalism. Soustclle's lack of success was thb happiest faihlre of 1952. Barbs The trouble with a lot of Sound arguments it thit people get too noisy about them. * * * H»v« you noticed how dad his begun to «or- n *boot his tliurt — on his Income tax form?" . * ' * * youngsters marched out carrying their books when » grade school burned In Tennessee. Won't those kids ever'learn anything? * * * Yot'd ictuilly think some motorists owned thtlr ean, the way thej drlre them. * ' • * Finnish parents are thanked by their chll- dr«n for > meal lust eaten. We're lucky If we get our kldA to eat. BI,YTHEVTLI E (AUK.) COURIER NEWS T TUESTJAY, JAN. 6, 1953 A Fast-Running Ebb Tide Views of Others Forgotten Simplicity Congress Should Clear • Obstacles to Early Recess :Leaders of the new Republican Congress voice an earnest hope'thnt the annual sessions on Cnpitol Hill may be considerably shortened in the years just •head. Of late, Congress hns taken to dragging out its activities interminably. The goal is commendable. The inefficient use of congressional time is a luxury this country can't afford nowadays. It's too easy to translate delay into danger. Senator Taft, the likely majority leader of the new Senate, believes that in the even-numbered years when, presidential or congressional elections are held, Congress ought to get out of Washington by July 31. In odd-numbered years, he would shoot for July 4 as a rectss date, then have the lawmakers come back around. Oct. 1 to begin laying the ground for the following year. This whole plan contemplates getting the essential appropriations bills out of the way each year before the new fiscal period for government starts July 1. Failure to do that in recent times hns been a prime sore point. Government departments have had to skatt along for months on temporary resolutions which kept them in funds until Congress finished its money-voting job. There is no excuse for such delays in the vital appropriation field. They are • a mark of shetr neglect of duty. Taft wisely seeks to end this irresponsibility in future Congresses. His proposal for a recess and subsequent October resumption sounds good. Besides allowing time to outline money needs for the succeeding term, it would permit a cleanup of matters left hanging earlier. Now there is too much tendency to cram hastily drafted legislation through the two houses in the standard last-minute rush. To facilitate a badly needed speedup, more will be required than just good intentions from Republican leaders. The cooperation of thb Eisenhower administration is basic. And Congress may have to streamline some of its rules and procedures. Finally, the lawmakers will have to spend more time making laws and less time investigating. None of theseiobslacles ought to be allowed to stand in the way of improved congressional performance. Lawmakers recognize the compulsion of business to modernize, and they shout loudly for government — meaning the Executive branch— to do the same. Their own activities ought not to be exempt from this necessity, Apparently every nation ha* Its shout-set; that Is. » group of exuberant* who Just can't stand to see things go uncelebrated on grand scale. Although President-elect . Elsenhower earlier made known his preference (or "plain and simple" Inauguration ceremonies Jan. M, It now looks as Ihoufih It 1* going to wind up as the most elaborate program In years — a three-day affair with concert, ball, bands, parades and tons of confetti. The United States Is not alone. In London, throughout England and the Empire, they are preparing lavish whlngdlng for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth In June. British austerity la to b« cast to the winds temporarily for historic ceremony and hullabaloo. There ts no thought in this country, of .course, of discouraging the panoply of even a debtor friend. Yet with the tax stringencies existing on both sides of the.Atlantic, Is it not possible both nations nr« Insufficiently heeding financial prudence — and the reaction of those "regretfully unable to attend" because of a previous battle engagement in Korea? — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. They Can't Win Am!d the weighty Issues of the public school segregation cases before the Supreme Court, the situation of Jamf.i M. Nabrlt Jr. Is intriguing. Nabrlt Is a Negro attorney .»'ho was educated in the District of ColumbiaV_ segregated public schools, and he arRued the" District case before the cotitt, contending . thnb p segregation must always result In inferiority for Negroes even where their school facilities are equal to those of whites. Now, If the court upholds segregation, Nabrit by losing his case may show he was right and the Justices wrong. And if the court wipes out segregation on the basis of his argument, then Nabrit, winning his case in. competition with John W- Dayis and others of the nation's foremost white attorneys, will be living proof that his argument was wrong — anci so the Justices will stUl be wrong. — Fort Myers (Fla,) News-Press. SO THEY SAY Erskirie Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By .KKSKINK JOHNSON NIC A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — NEA — Holly- words ou the Record: IDA LU=INO, on her friendship with her x-husbands and their wives: "Both "my ex-husbands (Louis layward and Collier Young) are. still close friends. Why not? Howard and Collier Young) are still close friends. Why not? Howard (Duff) likes them, .too. We get along fine.. Some people don't understand this. I suppose they think E'm a wicked woman. But you see :here Is something in common among Louis, Collier, his new wife Joan Fontaine, and myself. We were -all searching for something and only now have found H. I have found Howard, Collier has Joan^ and Louis is happily married, too." irando and Cllft are my Idea of . eally great actors. I wish I were ialf the actor that they are." Jean Simmons, recalling her Ophelia role In "Hamlet": "I can't say that 'Hamlet' was asy. To tell the truth, I didn't understand what I was talking about half the time." June Allyson, on her threat to ' retire: "I'd still love 11. But Dick (Powell) is opposed to It. He keeps saying, 'Why, sweetheart, you've worked so hard for so many years. Why don't ^'ou Just sit back and enjoy your stardom!' " Peter Edson's Washington Column — Durkins Writings Reveal Him As a Champion of Labor Peace Clifton Webb, reporting on the progress of his biography. I'm half-way through- Carry Zanuck suggested that 1 call It •Mnybelle anil Me.' My mother': iiAme is Maybelle. So I've beer using it as my title. But not U ong ago. Darryl came by nnd sa! that he wanted'(he title back for | a new movie. It turns out to be' ihe story 9* a horse." Marilyn Monroe, on' diamonds: "People keep asking me if I believe that diamonds are a girl's best friend. Frankly. I don't. Hut niter ail, I'm 'doing 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' and I can't go too far away from the picture. I have to stay with it." Honked Out West Barbara Stanwyck, on signing to act in a western: " 'The Moonlighters' Is a western ?nd that's what hooked me. I hate westerns where the guy leaves you behind and snys take care of the ( kids. But when it comes to riding into the sunset, that's for me." . Barbara Payton, explaining the Greer Garson in her voice: "I'm easily Influenced by others in speech.' I played the part' oC an American girl In my British picture, 'This Woman Is Trouble,' but : every now find then I'd bust out • with n British accent. The director had to scream at me and remind me that I was supposed to be an American girl," , Touche! David Niven, admitting to a feud with Gloria Swanson: "We didn't get. along while we ' were on the stage together in Nina'. And I couldn't care less. On the opening night, Gloria was wear- Ing a blue taffeta tent that she had designed herself., The whalebone came out of her bosom at one point and stuck me in a nostril." Stewart Granger,, on acting: "I'm riot an actor. I'm no good st controlling my emotions. Cagncy, 4WASHINGTON — (NEA>8 Martin Patrick Durkin, the 58 - year-old general president of the plumbers' union who becomes Secretary of Labor on Jan. 20. can be put down as a craft union leader of the old school. He has a strong belief In the apprenticeship system, ' He wants labor to be better educated. He favors reduction refer Edson 1*0 f strikes to "tin i.solute minimum. He stands' for e closest possible relationships •itween the unions and the em- oyers. These cardinal principles of the c\v Secretary of Labor are re- enled by a study of the files of s union's monthly "Journal." In enrly every^ Issue, President Durin has written n special article hfoh Is printed In big bold type n the Inside of the front nnd back overs. The dope Is that he has Tit ten all these editorials him- elf. They are his views. "A ghost writer would be of no opposition to anybody's foreign policy, social reform, tax program or tariff law. Sticks to. Unionism He sticks closely to trade unionism, which is the one subject he thinks about and talks about, almost exclusively. The farthest he ever got afield from that in his writing was an editorial calling for a plumbers' blood-bank program for the Red Cross. These past public statements of Veterans of Foreign Wars this year presented Its first annual award to the "United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipe Fitting Industry" — which is the full and correct name for the plumbers' union — for Its "harmonious relations with the employing industry." Wants to Amend T-II Law What all tins presages Is that If Arlene ' Dahl, peeling off the "Smart-Business-Woman" tag: "I'l^really not a smart business '• .woman. It all started as a hobby, • A I get ideas and turn them over to .people who know more abou^ busi- -ness than I do. It's no great tax on me mentally." Secretary of fol- Secretary-to-be Durkin's are im-1 !ows his , pas t inclinations, he will "ov'-nt be"nu v :e they show what ind of n man he was before he tapped by General Eisen- ower for a job in the GOP cab- net. se to us," snys Edward Hil- ock, secretary - treasurer of ihe nion and editor of the "Journal." 'A ghost wouldn't know the lan- :unge to talk to our boys." Mr. Durktn'a lead editorials re •eal him as a pretty conservative ype of fellow. He is a Democrat ic took part In and supported the American Federation of Labor en dorsement of Gov. Adlai Steven son for President. He says he ha no Intention of changing his poll tics. But nowhere in Durkin's ow writings or in his "Journal" wl you find any articles fhat go of the deep end In. support of or i •Din-kin's attitude on strikes Is artlcularly significant- He beeves that lime lost through work toppages is never recovered. That s why he took a leading part in unking the agreement between the \PL building trades union presi- Icnts which completely bans Ihe istablishment of picket lines by ivnl unions during jurisdictional disputes. The penalty is revocation 1 >f charter of any union that es- nblishes such picket lines. Durkin believes in working with he employers, rather than considering them the enemy to be fought it all times^, When the National Association of Mnster Plumbers— :he bosses, — held their convention nt Atlantic City last June, Durkin was Invited to attend as an honored guest. He made a speech to the employers in which be said, "We believe that cooperation between your association and ours Is now more necessary than ever before." Then he came out in support of the federal construction bill then before Congress, because he said t was to labor's Interest to keep the plumbing industry strong. direct much of his attention to establishing labor peace. Mr. Durkin has kept his mouth pretty well shut since his selection as Secretary of Labor. But he has let it be known that he,will work for changes. In the Taft- Hartley law. He wants changes that will be acceptable to both labor and management, nnd which will protect the public interest, This is In line with AFL President George Meany's declaration hat he wants amendment of the T-H law now' — not repeal us advocated in the campaign. The subject that is closest to Mr. Durkin's heart, however, is apprenticeship training nnd better things comfortable for all of the contestants'; but It's evident that lie will make things hot for his opponents at the bridge table. Widman won the first trick with dummy's king of hearts and made the key play by leading the ten of clubs from the dummy. East covered with the Jack of clubs, and declarer finessed the queen, losing to West's king. (East lost nothing by playing his Jack since declarer' had every intention of letting the ten ride if East had played low.) West led another heart, and declarer won .with the ace. Two rounds of diamonds made it clear that the suit was not going to break, whereupon it was necessary for declarer to win four club tricks in order to make his contract. Having made this discovery, Widman led dummy's remaining club and successfully finessed the seven of clubs from his own hand. The ace of clubs then cleared the suit and declarer could take the rest of he tricks with good clubs and. top ards. I venture to say that most play- rs would not think of the corrcc ny to piny the club suit. In a rub- ier bridge game .however, it is quite Joan Davis, commenting on the dearth of comediennes: "It's the toughest thing m the world for a woman to be funny. A woman comic has to have a.cer- . tain warmth, like Marie Dressier ad, andft must come over. Other- ise the audience doesn't give a arn. You have to make them want ^ root for you." , , Marie Wilson, after being named s a "Venus" by a physical culture sedation: "Gentlemen, thank you. I get e 'physical' — but what's this bout 'culture'?" education for labor union members. This is in line with his own Ideas of how times have changed. Boys used to leave school at 12 or 14 and go to .work. Today most plumbers' apprentices are at leasl high school graduates. Mr. Durkin himself had only parochial school education when he began to learfc. his trade. Today his 'two oldest sons are-Journey men steamfitters — but they are college graduates. His third son is still in prep school. He wants them, and all union members, to be skilled craftsmeh, and not jus I laborers. If the Republic of Korea troops are sufficiently prepared, strengthened In size and given more equipment, we will not need the United States Army. — Syngman Rhce, president, Republic of Korea. * * + Within the next 10 or 15 years the earth will have a new companion In the skies, a man-made satellite which will be man's first foothold In space. — Dr. Werner von Braun, head ol V-2 rocket designers. • * * There Is so much to say about America, and if you say it so people cannot understand, you are cheating them. — Beverly Pepper, American painter exhibiting in Rome. * * • Education is a kind of continuing dialogue, and a dialogue assumes . . . different points of view, . . . You cannot assume that you are going to have everybody thinking the same way; It would be very boring, — Dr. Robert M. Hutchlna to congressional Investigators. + + * Any privately financed foundation can exercise more imagination and initiative than ona paid for by the government. Government can never perform a business activity as well as an individual. — Alfred B. Sloan, Board Chairman of General Motors. * * * Indeed the press rumor or "leak" has become an almost in dispensable adjunct of modern-day diplomacy. — SecreUary of State Dean Acheson. * * * The government lhat makes every effort lo better its people . . . lhat improves living and working conditions and betters their standard of living will have the strongest of all bulwarks against communism. — General Trujlllo, UN representative of Dominican Republic, the Doctor Says— Written for N'EA Service By EDWIN P .JORDAN. M.l>. Vitamins have been recognized for nbout 50 years. They may bo considered as substances of varying chemical nature and dif£ actions on the body which e required In the diet In addition minerals, fats, proteins nnd arches. There are, as most people are vare, a good many different nets of vitamins, but for some eason or other it is not .so'corn- only realized that most vllnmlns re present In the average diet in ulficicnt amounts for the needs of be body. There are exceptions to this, II true, and complete absence ol ertnin vitamins In the diet ivil reduce definite deficiency dis- nses with such names ns beriberi ellagra. rickels and 1 scurvy. It Is also true that there are less cflnile illnesses which arc caused iy Insufficient quantities of one ilamin or of several, and which nterfere with health in B less leAr-cut way than diseases such those mentioned. Millions of words have been written about the vitamins, and ndecd the growth of knowledge about these "accessory food fnc- ors" and Ihe part which they piny n various functions of the body is oumcnts of the past half-ccnvury. one of the most remarkable devel- The designation of vitamins started out by a lettering system, so that the vitamin which prevented beriberi w»» called vlU- mln A. the substance which prevented a certain kind of inflammation of the eye was called vitamin D. and lhat which prevcnicd or cured scurvy was caUed vitamin C. As time went on other vita- nin deficiency diseases were recognized, and vitamins D, E, G, K, M and P were added. All this became complicated for one reason or another, and pcr- mps the subject of vitamin B became the most confused of all. This was because it became known Ihnt vitamin B was not a single substance, but was a complex or complicated mixture of several substances wilh differing actions. PARTS WKRE NUMBERED Thus the various parts of vitamin B became numbered vitamin Bl, B2. all the way up to B14, nnd several of these were given special names, such as thlanilne nnd riboflavln. It is hard enough for physicians lo try to remember the various kinds of vitamins and their actions, and there seems little need for other people to do this. There are, however, many interesting things about vitamins, about what they do for the human body, and about tho symptoms which their absence can produce. A few of these things, therefore, will hi discussed in other columns on this subject. orrect to begin the suit early b> eading the ten of clubs from th ummy. With a normal diamond break South needs two club tricks make his contract. The recommend d line of play will succeed If Eas las the king, of clubs, and it wi also succeed If East has the jac and nine of clubs but not tth,e kin: With the diamonds breaking bac y. South needs four club tricks I make his contract.. In this cas South needs a 3-3 break in club but the play of the top cards is sti the same. To lead the ten first giv South an extra chance In case th king Is held by West. TS. Years. Ago ' In BlytheviHe HerscViel Bobo has been' named lanager of Blythevillc's Giants for he coming season. Bobo brought he club home in first place last ear. Nearly 100,000 persons are Job- ess In Arkansas and 34,000 on WPA : or similar Jobs. . Charles' Abbott, son of Mr. and VIrs. G. L. Abbott, was Blythevllle'i irst baby of 1038. The Reverend Passmore says it's too bad but he's afraid folk« begin shedding their holiday spirit before the Christmas trees start shedding their needles and New Year's resolutions are cold. ^ • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Expert Often Shows Skill at Tournament By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service v One of the most interesting 1 tournaments of the year Is the annual Winter Carnival, scheduled to take place a month from now in St. Paul, Minn. . Visiting experts usually Hock to 4 British Star nnswer to . Puzzle A STORY Is told of « young man who called one evening on a rich old farmer to learn the farmer's story of hoi to become rich. "It's n long story." nald the old man, "and while I'm tcHtni? It, *e might as well save the candle." And he blew it out. EIGHT CzcchoMovaklan Boy Scout leaders have been Imprisoned by the Rcd.s. They were doing a good turn daily—helping people escape from the country.—McmphlR Press-Scimitar. WEST * J 7 6 » V QJ 1085 « 4 + K5.1 NORTH . « A AQ81 , ¥ K5 • KQ963 * IDS EAST *1092 ¥643 * J 1082 J. J92 South 1 NT. 2 * 6N.1T. SOUTH (D) » A97 » A15 + AQ8H North-South vul. West North Pass 2 * Pass 4 N.T. Pass Pass East Pass Pass Pass OncninR lead—¥ Q the. Carnival from nil parts o( the country, but the visitors don't al- wa'y« succeed In carrying the trophies away since some of America's bent tournament players live in Minneapolis and St. Paul. In today's hand the skill of the local players l.i demonstrated by the way n. J. Widman, of St. Paul, played the South cards. As chair- m/in of the Winter Carnival. Mr. Wfdm»n wlU do hit belt W make HORIZONTAL. 1 British , Michael Kedgrave 6 He stars in a sea scries on radio 11 Ho was in Bristol, England 13 Parentless one 14 Idolize 15 Dale anew 16 Honey maker 17 Sea eagles 15 Stitch 20 Falty 22 Camera supports 25 Tennis term 29 Full'of. fissures 30 Eucharistic • wine vessels 31 Ellipsoidal 32 Kept back In the rmnd 34 Musical theme 35 Contrary 36 Surfaces a road anew 33 Individual 4 2 Es lima lor 43 Lieutenants Ob.) 46 Distribute cards again 18 Dress 50 Reluctant 51 Term used In horseshoes 52 Big 33 Eats VERTICAL : 1 Arabian 2 Surrender 1 Dc-tneslicated 4 Boundary (comb, iorm) 5 Altar screen- 6 Attire 7 Doctor of Political Science (ab.) 8 Exclamations 9 Companion 10 Afresh 12 Mock 24 Mohammedan 38 Won 13 Mountain priest 39 Verbal (comb, form) 26 Sheaf 40 Soviet river 18 Notaries public (ab.) 20 Having no polo 21 Puffs up 22 Horse's gait 23 Lacerate . 27 Moving Irucks41 German 28 Italian city 32 Uncover 33 Turned outward 35 Rodent 37 Expunge stream 43 Cataract 44 Large plant 45 Indian weight! 47 Unit of energj 49 Oriental porgj

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