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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 13, 1953
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FAGB FOUK BMTHEVILIE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS BLTTHEVILLE COURJBK NEWS m COURIBK mtws co. • . W. HAIMM, Publiaher BAJtBT A. BAINM, Aasiitant Publisher A, A. FRKDRICXSOK, Editor PAUL D HUMAH. Ad«ertliln« Manager •ela NeM»na.l AdTertUInt Representatives: Wallace Wltnwr Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atkenk*. Memphta, Entered aa Mcond claaa mutter at the post- •fflce at Bljthftille, Arkansas, under set of Con- ITM<, October I. l»VT. Urmber a! The Awoclated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •; carrkl In the cm of Hlylhtvlllt or any euburben (own erhere carrier wrrlce li main- talned, *>c per wt*k. Bj mail, "(thin a radiui ol SO miles, 15.00 per j«r. 15 50 for fli monthi 11.25 {or three month*: by m«ll outside 60 mil* zone, il2.59 per year payablt In adranct. Meditations Whom God H«lh raUed up, hiving \oattt Die palna •( death: became It WAS not possible (hat <H ahoeM !M k«Mcn <rf ft. — Aclf f.U. ^ * • ' ' Jt$ui Christ. Lhe condescension o( divinity and the e*nlt*Uon of humanity. — Phillips Brooks. Barbs Tha rich uiually accept things as they are, Myi « collate professor. And just what, do the rent et at to? \ *. * * li'i aH the umc, Tacatlon time nr not, wllh the •trtp-te*s« gal. She lives out nf hfr trunks. When fat folk start on the road lo thinness M pleases them when they loft Ihelr weight. * * * fats arold r>b«(rurlti,ii» through a sixth semi, Oh, WfH, iht al' bail staiion IK almost over, * * * An Ohio man want* a divorce because his wlf« hun'L spoken to him lor three years. If she had, maybe he'd have wanted It sooner. Author's Tale Will Live As Symbol of Courage In New York not long ago, HII. aulhnr named Thomas Stigrue tlie<l at tlie ii^e of 45. Courage was IMS mark, and maybe if we look closely at lhe way he lived, some ot it will rub off on us. Until 1937 he was simply n successful reporter, with a broad nfcwspaper nnd magazine experience. In that, year, however, SURi-ue was stricken with an ol)- nctire crippling- disease, which resembled two or threfc known ailments but actually defied diagnosis, lie never walked again. Many a man faced with his severe handicaps would have given up the fight to work and create. Stigrue found himself unable lo spfciul more lhan one hour * day at the'typewriter. U'liy bother? But he did. lie would-compose — and edit — his writings in his mind, sometimes preparing 1000 words of copy in that fashion and then setting down within his slim hour's time each day. Working thus, he finished liis first novbl for publication in 1!)<IO. Three years later he turned out another book, then a third in 194G. After this he stepped up his pace, completing new books in IfHY and I!) 18. The following year ht went to Israel in his wheel chair, stayed five months, and produced still another book. In 1952 he wrote one on his own Catholicism. No one can say whether any of Siig- rlie's writings will live long beyond him. He wrote of many things, of music, of a Connecticut, factory town, of a White House stcret-service agent of 80 years' standing, of the search for God and Truth. What will live is the story of how he wrote. It is an agt-uld t<ile, the fight of a man against personal physical odds. But it needs to be totd to men again and again. Sugrne has told it, in his brave life, with elemental simplicity and yet with great force. Senate Plan Makes Sense Though the Republican plan to recognize Senate committees may provide party critics with a field day, the proposal makes pretty pood sense to neutral observers. The GOP leaders want to add two members to each of 10 major committees, and cut down by two the membership of five lesstr committees. This would assure newly elected senators of both parties at least one major assignment, slid end the system of relegating freshmen to relatively unimportant duly foe fit least their first two years. In former times, background or ability of a high order was not sufficient to assure an Incoming senator of an impor- ' tant committee'post. Only the passage of time, and the accumulation of seniority, could give de-serving senators a crack at the really challenging jobs. The new system would assure broader distribution of senatorial responsibility for the big decisions. If the measure were strictly political, designed to increase commillte opportunities only for the ruling Republicans, then the critics would have something. But this is not so. The big committees would have 15 members under the m-w plan, with the majority party holding a margin of just eight to seven over the minority. So both parties would gain one new member and both would have a larger share of responsibility Cor major Senate committee action. Views of Others Speaking For The South Who spcuk.s for -"tlie Sontli?" The qubllon ifi raised by ti .st-rles of appointments to committees ol the Southern Governors' Conference. For Jastuticc, chairman Herman Talmadge has .selected James F. Byrnes to head a committee which will "present the SoiilhV viewpoint on radio, television, In committee hearings BIU! in lURKa/incs." Mr. Tahnadge is Governor of Georgia and Mr. Byrnes Is Governor of South Carolina. Presumably the case of the South would lie presented through their good offices. Another appointment Is the chairman of the Conference's lUIelands oil committee, lie Is Allan Shivers. Mr. shiveis Ls Governor of Texas, a state ueeulinrly Interested In Die tidclanJs oil case. These »ien will "iueak for the south." Or will they? lhe Southern region embraced by tlie conference of governors extends from tlie Potomac to the Rio Grande. It Is an -area much misrepresented, much maligned, much traduced. And yet it, is a region — not a section. A region, as l-redcrick Jnck.son Turner, Howard CXluin and others Have put it, thinks of the nation lirxt and maces national welfare and culture the final arbiter. Sectionalism, on the other hand, inns the rcsloii first and Hie nation afterwards. In this sense sectionalism tends to divide the region from the nation. Maryland thinks and acts In a matmer vastly different from, say, Louisiana. Tennessee and Florida are more alike than Oregon and Georgia out they have many diffeu-nci:.s. Even North Carolina and South Carolina approach "Southern" problems from divergent viewpoints. There Is a marked contrast between the Upper South and the Deep South. Otlum therefore hiay be altogether correct when he warm tli'at tt'is "neither possible nor desirable to present, a single authentic picture of 'the south' nny'more than ft Is of 'the North' or 'the. Bast' or 'the West.'" We are a little .Im'y of regional spokesmen, when they speak dogmatically, as (they are apl to do. The merit attaching in general to the Southern governors' proposals, will have to be carefully weighed when the propositions get down to cases. —Ashevllle (N. C.) Citizen. Form Program Needs should be a program calculated to encourage efficiency rather than subsidize inefficiency, and to expand the farmer's earning opportunities rather Mian artificially limit his market. , , ? —New York Herald Tribune. SO THEY SAY TOTBBtUY, JAK. it, IfH Yeah, It Has Its Strong Points and Us Weak), If Communists arc not behind this drive to flood the nation with obscenity to weaken our youth and debauch or adults, then II is only because greedy buslnrssracn are carrying the ball for thrm. — Newark, N. J., Public Safety Director John Keenan. * * * The President had a rteep appreciation of the (civil defense' program and the need (or It. He went all out in support. — Former Civil Defense Administrator Millard Caldwell. » t * There is a substantial market of elderly people who will want and buy specially planned retirement housing for Ihelr later years. — Investment expert Enrl B. Crabb. t * * I do no!- feel that 1 can any longer give (he public my best as they have come to recognize tt. — Retired World's Middleweight Champion Ray Robinson. + « * We have not received the positive and effective support of the (civil defense! program which it must have. Thlj stems from the top down,.— LI. Gen. Henry Larsen. » « * I think It you are going to have it (a loyalty oalh> for one ctliwn you ought lo have It apply to all citizens. — Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. D., N.V.J. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Ex- cluslvely Yours: Ids Lupino «nd Joan Fontaine co-starring In a new picture? Yep, Ida thinks so much o( the (?I*mor queen her ex-husband, Collier Young, married that she w»nt« to emote with her In a new pictures to be mad* In London. The Plot: two women who haf« each other and the efforts of one to murder the other. Ilminminnun. Maybe Ida could cast her present mate, Howard Duff, and her first husband, Louis Hayward, In the picture, too. Also Joan's ex-husband, Brian Aherne. Colette Marchand, the sensation ol "Moulin Rouge" as Marl« Charlet, will wed composer Jacques Bazire, who conducted the orchestra for the picture, in Paris.,The dale, according to Colette, Is "w'en we will be togezzer ten same place for a li'l time." The Humphrey Bogarts buttled over the holidays — with Bogie touring the night spots alone — but they Insist it was nothing serious. Peter Ed son's Washington Column- Nation Has Made Giant Strides In Past 20 Years, Politics or Not WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The United sinter u'liich President-elect Dwlghl 13. Eisenhower's Republican adm<iv.;lvalion lakes over on Jan. 20 Is a far different country from what It was when the Democrats took over 20 years ago. Thetchanges are worth examining as a matter of sheer growth, and not Just as a matter of politi- Pcler Edson cal cause and effect. , , Prom one point of view, the United States Is where It is today in spile of lhe 20 years ot Democratic rule or the 12 years of Republican rule before that. In this period the country has survived a ruinous depression, a hot war nnd a cold one. . The fear of Hie atom bomb and of another war have taken the plnces of fears of poverty in 1932. The U.S. armed forces numbered 200,000 men then, and the world was enjoying a disarmament trenty. Today the U. S. has 3.5 million men and women in uniform. There is social security for most of the people today — old-age retirement, unemployment Insurance and such things. The standard of living Ij visibly higher. Its new ultjmate seems to be the deep freeze, the automatic washing machine and the television set—nil of which were Just being dreamed about In 1932. Legalized drinking has replaced bootlegging, home brew and bathtub gin In all but the locnl option states, The number of passcnger cars hns more than doubled, from 20 million to over 40 million. The FBI reports this 20-year change in the crime rates: Murder and voluntary manslaughter are down 27 per cent. Robbery is down all per cent and auto thefts down 49 per cent. Burglary is aobut even, having declined only eight- tcntlis of one per cent. Rape is lip 17 per cent, aggravated'assault up 70 per cent, larceny up 42 per cent. School Attendance Up 2 Million School attendance has increased from 27 million to 29 million, which isn't as much of an increase as it should be, in proportion to the growth In population Irom 125 million lo 155 million people. But the number of college graduates has Increased from 122,000 In 1932 to 271.000 for 1952. Infant mortality rates have been cut down from 60 per thousand to 30. The total death rate has dropped from 11 per thousand to nine. Life expectancy has been raised from 60 to 66 for men, 63 to 11 for women. There are more and better food and consumers' goods available — and they cost more. The cost-of- living index has more than doubled from the low of 92 in 1933 to over ISO today. In the same 20 years the avera'ge earnings in manufacturing have jumped from S17 a week to $70. If you figure today's dollar as worth only half of what It used to be, the wage rise is still double. Statistically, the per capita disposable income has jumped from $363 a year in 1932 to an estimated $1,466 today. More people are earning this nionc.v. The labor force has Increased from 51 million In 1932 to nearly 64 million today. Unemployment has dropped from over 12 million to less than three million. 50 the net figures on employment are an-Increase from 39 million to The Barrymore tribe and Dolores Costello, John Barrymore, Jr's. mother, are not accepting Cara Williams with open arms. She Is Junior's bride. Robert Young'3 medics . i warning him that Ms voice will take no further slrain — the reason for Young pulling out of the road company of "Country Girl" In mid-January. FEEL A DRAFTT If (here's a bit of chill when Jane Wyman and her new hubby, Freddie Karger, meet Marilyn Monroe in public, It's because L» Monroe had Freddie In a spin years and years ago. Former atlaa Amerloe. James' name la beck la the etaedle cullnr office file* now that afce'e no longer the wife <rf Dr. peter Holfman. Playing a featured role In "Run for the Mllle," (orteous Claire explained: "I'm not career-coneelotM at al). But I have t« work to support »jr self." , , i ej Claire and Dr. Moflman, »ew'i l the Army at Ft. Flekek, Ta.; shared headlines In a hat paternity suit In which the aetree* won *1M month for the support tt their son. Uncle Sam'a atomic aubmariM started a big Hollywood .war over who wfll be flr»t on the tcreen with an atomic sub. Three fllma, "Hi*h Voltage." "Atom Submarine," and "Project X,- will battle It eut. ' The presence of Hlldaf arde Ne« in Europe Is ths reason for the new flock of rumora about a rUt between Gregory and Orata Feck — and that's all we have to aay on the subject. How that Htlie- garde gets around! FISTS SHUT 'EM UP Richard Allen, of Foz'a r""l» leadlngr-men dept.. and Billy D«n- lelj, the dancer-choreotrapher, ate njt speaking. A' flatieuff* jnateh that was hushed up ta the re Olenn For* had tfeilco'* talk of separating the eerae«T when he blasted actrew MireaU- 'a's attempta to whip up a •omance with him tor Happily married to Klea ;ll, Ford gave mit with icorchlng interview* to tb« hat brought iront-pe|e heedltae* «nd a barrage of fan mat! congratulating him for aot himself to auch lakery. 52 million—which Is nearly 60 pel- cent . Housing Booms and Families Grow- The number of families, or households as the census takers call them, has Increased from 30 million to 45 million. Over a million new housing units have been built In each of the last five years. They cost n lot more than houses used to cost, loo . Perhaps the greatest changes ol the last 20 years have come in farm life. They are measured not alone in better roads and more of them, rural electrification and' inside plumbing. In spite of declining farm population, farm production has increased through new farm practices and programs that together mean a higher standard of rural living than the world has ever known. These are the facts of everyday living as they hit the average citizen. Over and above them is a vast realm of figures which measure the economic growth of the nation as a whole. Ths gross national product of goods and services has risen steadily from 858 billion in 1932 to a rale of $.142 billion. The index of indlis- Irinl production Is up from 58 lo 230. New construction has risen fron: S2.9 billion for the year 1933 to $2.7 billion lor the month of November, 1952, alone. Bank loans are up from 530 bll Hen in June. 1933, to SI40 billion Consumer credit Is up from $3.5 billion to »22 billion. In this same 20 years the government debt has risen from flO billion to 260 billion, but few people seem to worry much about debts. Federal _ tax collections have risen from $2 billion to 562 billjon in these same 20 years. There's plenty ol worry about that. one no-trump doubled. Cohen opened a low r spade, and dummy won with the king. East Irs. Sally Herman of New York, layed her lowest spade to show hat she had no Interest in the uit. Declarer led the jack of clubs om dummy, holding the trick. He ontinued with the ten of clubs, nd this likewise was allowed to old. Declarer naturally continued by eading a third club, playing the ueen from his own hand. Much o Soulh's amazement, Cohen once nore played a low club. This was n unusual play, but something ar more unusual xvas lo come, At this moment declarer had al- eady won three clubs and a spade, nd could take two more spade ricks whenever he liked.•'.<Since dummy had possible tricks In both ed suits, declarer decided to go mt after his contract. He therefore led a low diamond rom his hand, and finessed dum- ny's ten. East won with the ace f diamonds and returned a spade declarer winning with the queen "outh now led another diamonc owards dummy's queen, and the roof fell in on him. Barry Cohen stepped up with the cing of diamonds and laid down he ace of clubs, which he had saved for Just this time. , • What could dummy safely dls- card? If dummy discarded a heart, West would next lead the jack of hearts, and East would take the rest of the tricks with the entire heart suit. If dummy discarded » ipade, West could -cash two spade tricks and Ihen switch to hearts. If dummy discarded the queen ol diamonds. West would cash the act of diamonds, thus squeezing dummy for a second time In the same hand. A continuing sQiieeze is very rare, but a continuing, squeeze ex cculcd by a defender comes along about once in a lifetime. the Doctor Says— H'riltcn (or NEA Service By EDWIN P .JORDAN, M.U. Stammering or stuttering <the words mean the same thing) Is an important problem, and since it usually begins nbtiut the BE* of I three and rarely after the age of six. parents have the major re- ponsibllity in treating it promptly vliilc It can still yield to relatively imple measures. Furthermore, stuttering Is 1m- (ortatit since it can influence not >nly all the activities of childhood, but the occupations and lives of hose who are fully grown. Stuttering not only varies a great leal from person lo person, but also from time to time in lhe same person. However, whether :he comiilion Is serious or mild, It a the parents who are likclv to notice it lirst. There are a number of theories Ing. parents alone, If they have the proper advice, may be able to cai-e lor the situation. Most young stutterers respond well and rather rapidly when the pressure from their parents or olher aspects of their environment are removed, and if they have not become overanxious. This, of course, is the idea! situation. The improvement of stuttering in those who have It badly, however, is a more complicated problem. In such cases, both parents and youngster have lo be advised concerning their relationships to each other, and strains of the en- vtronment. and speech practice is often necessarv. Treatment Improved It is encouraging lo point out that the over one million stutterers In as to what causes some children I '" e United States have greatly Im- lo slutler while oihers do not. At 'proved chances of proper treatment present, the Idea that stuttering is! »* lllc result of studies made In inhr-riled, or even that there is a [ " le '' lsl 35 years or so. predisposition to It in certain lam-1 A number of experts In speech Hies, is losing ground, and the| nnve been trained and can be con theory lhal stuttering is a form of behavior problem is gaining. According to the lafter. any "child, if Unfavorably stimulated, subject to conflicts, or frustrated In various ways, would learn lo stutter. In oilier words, stuttering Is a slightly abnormal reaction in a perfectly normal younesler. The reason that early intelligent management ot stutlerlng is so important is that when It first begins, parents may show Irritation, or else become too helpful, thus developing self-consciousness in the youngster. j ,,„<, ,„„<:,, with" the "brass".'They early .1 "j"* forc - thal tn the wouldn't trust us with the ..llver.- eariy ttaga of developing .luller-1 Carlsbad (N.M.) Owrtnt-Argu. suited in many speech centers spotted around the country. A professional organization known as the American Speech and Hearing AMori.itloii 11 South LaSalle Street. Chicago 3, Illinois) is active. A booklet on stuttering for parents and others hns been published by Ihr National Society for Crippled Children and Adults at the same address. JACOBY ON BRIDGE » Rare Plays Happen At Bridge Tourney By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NRA Service One of the most unusual plays that I have ever seen at a bridge table was executed by Barry Coh en, of Pasadena, in the recent Na tlonal Championships held in Mi ami Beach. Barry won the Me Kenney Trophy for 1952, awarded by the American Contract Bridge League annually to the player w » A86 NORTH * AK7 VK8A4 • Q 101 + J109 WMT BAST *.?9S3 4654 V J 3 4> KJ3 4 A64 3 SOUTH <D> A Q 102 V97 » 9754 + KQ75 East-West ml. H'e* .Vorta Tact 1 v P»ss Pass Pass Pass 10 6 2 Sooth Pass 1 N.T. Paw Pass Double Richard Oreene. aod a fee* MH Shlffrin are wooing Evelyn Kere* o come home in the aprinc to costar with Dick in 'The Premiae." But there's no promise from *»e- yn that she'll leave Europe. Prank Sinatra's lateat record te> 'Don't Try and Change Me How." That'a right, kid. Ife toe !••>. T5 YMH lit C. P. Tucker niumti today from Washington, D. C., wher« h« «p«nt a week visiting hii daughter, Fran- cw, »ho Is empliyid thmi-• '• John Ed K«genold and Ch'arlM Orlgger III are much bett«r after an lllneu from chicken pox. Sponsored by the Parent-Teacher Awociatlon. Central Khnol'i v grounds ar* btlng beautified b» j the planting of X eTer«r**n ahnih*. The planting wu under th« •upw- vislon of Freeman A lot of peopU around h*r« look wistfully at moving »mn« and wish they were in th* business, considering all th* Democrats there ar* to tx moved out of Washington. • MA TV-Screen Actress Antw«r to Previout Puwfn Opening lead—* 3 animal 4 Born 5 Makes mistakes 6 Moving truck 7 Possessive pronoun 8 Intensify 9 Convoy 10 Musteline mammal 12 Former Russian ruler 13 True lo/act 18 Meadow i I Abate has won the most master points In tournament play during that year. East's double of on« no-trump WE DHOVE out to onf of the po- i was meant mostly lo jockey for a 'part score, hut Cohen converted Hi into a penalty double by passing, i North could Ihlnk of no belter contract, ae the hand WM played at| '• •* *- r »*w »• it vui, tv vi 1*7 vi *ne |«J~ tafih companies the other day Rnrt HORIZONTAL VERTICAL l.Televijton- t Notions screen actress, 2 P i anted Jntw c ~ Dunne 3 Wandering 6 She appears on the —. — screen 11 Arid region 13 Newest 14 Compound ethers 15 Bug 16 Air (comb, form) 17 Seasoning 19 American \vriler 20 Fur animal 22 Scoltish sheepfold 23 German title of respect 24 Stains 26 Fiery 28 Body of water 30 Brazilian macaw- Si Perched 32 Cover 33 Rugged mountain tops 36 Saucy 39 Prayer endinf 40 Land parcel 42 Inflexible « Regular (ab.) 45 Nested boxes 47 Priority (prefix) 48 Embellished 51 Unit of electrical Intensity 53 Climber 54 Coupled .55 t.amnrey- calcl'.cr W Bkd'i borne* 23 Conducted 25 Chair 27 Fall in dropi 29 Studio 33 Mulct 34 PcrU in in | to a kingdom 35 Male offspring i? Cowboyj 3» Little tower 3* Got up 41 Snare 41 Bamboolike . grtnet 4( Arabian »urt 49 Drink mad* with me It 50 Terrace (eb.) 5 J Partry

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