The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 20, 1953
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FAOCSIX TM BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS Op. H. w. HAINB8, Published BAMRY A. HMNES, Assistant Publisher ' , A. A. FREDRICK SOU, Editor PAVL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole Natfcmfti Advertising Representatives: ' Wnllkce Wltmcr Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, AUwiU, Memphis. entered u second class matter at Hie past- j efflct >t Blytheyllte, Arkansas under act ol Con| irresi, October 9. 19V7. Uember of The AssocliUd Presi SUBSCRIPTION HATES: By carrier In the citt of BJythevllle or any suburban town wher* carrier service !» maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radlua ol 50 miles. $5.00 per year, I2.50 (or six months. |1.25 for three months: by mall outside SO mile zone, 1)2.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations The highway of the upright \s lo drparl from evil: he that kccpcth his way prcservcth his KOul. — Proverbs 16:17. ... i! When good men cite their goodness docs not perish, but lives though they ore gone. As (or the bad, SU that was theirs dies and Is buried with them. — Euripides." Barbs Double features at the movies are whnt have renlly taught us whnt home is without mother. * * t Winter Is here again with Us new dance steps — and the teenagers seconding Hie motion. * *, + American children wear out an average of more than three pairs of shoes R year. They have lo scrape to do It. * * * It'i when a man loses * $10,000-a-yeir Job that he realizes he's only worth about $5000. * * + It's hard to be polite these days without someone wondering whnt you wii'nt. Ike, Nation Would Lose If Press Talks Abandoned A good dea! of interest seems to surround the question.whether General Ei- ^enhower as President will have the sort of free-wheeling press delations that his two predecessors, Franklin D. Roosevelt and Harry S. Truman, have had over the past 20 yea'rs. For some time reports have persisted that he would not, instead of holding regular press conferences he 'would tnlce to the air and the TV screen to tell his story to the American people. Recently Ike told Hugh Baillifi, president of' United Press, that "of course there'll he press conferences." But he didn't say how often or how regularly. And his press secretary, Jnmes G. Hagerty, says decision oil that must .wait until' Eisenhower gets squared away in Washington. • , There is no need for the capital • .press corps to get into an uprom- over the present vagueness. An incoming President has a perfect right to review White House customs and to modify them to suit his own personality, the requirements.of his administration, and the changing times. But the Washington newsmen do indeed have a strong case when arguing for continuance of the White House press conference as an institution. That case, as we have seen, is not founded on any inherent right of a reporter to insist that a President follow the practices of his predecessors. Nor should it be reinforced by threats that failure to hold V press conferences will guarantee the newcomer a bad press. The case is built on the obvious wisdom and necessity of subjecting a President to the kind of give and take that occurs only in press conferences conducted by reporters long schooled in throwing sharp (often barbed) questions. In Britain, a prime minister and his cabinet must face this test in Parliament. It is not enough for a Chief Executive or any key government official cither to announce policy without elaboration or to offer the public solely his own carefully tailored elaboration of it Any new policy inevitably raises a host of questions of interpretation, significance, impact on related problems, etc. Very often the reporters, being closer to the public, understand more clearly than the governing officials which of these questions cry out most strongly for answers. No President ought in these times, when any policy in almost any field sends ripples of reaction through tht whole range of government and into foreign capitals, to insulate himself against the newsmen's penetrating BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS queries. Their barrage provides a test t that any sound policy should be able lo withstand. The press conference IB an important gauge of practicability and public acceptance. General Eisenhower should feel frco to alter the press conference technique In any reasonable way consistent with this fundamental purpose. But both he find the' country would be losors if ha should try to abandon thin valuable institution in favor of some'sort of one- sided presentation of his policies. Conant Is High-Caliber Choice If there be any doubt'about the ability of General Eisenhower to attract good men to public office, it ought to be resolved with the naming of Dr. James Bryant Connnl, president of Harvard University, to bo high commissioner to Western Germany. The job is the key listening post in the cold war. What Western Germany does in the next year or two, and what the other allied powers do about the Germans, is a matter of vital consequence to the defense of the free nations. Conant is pre-eminently qualified for it. If he were simply the successful head of -a great university, that alone would recommend him. But he is far more. He is one of the nation's top scientific minds, intimately linked with the atomic energy development. And he has been a pioneer in measuring the impact of science upon the people. Beyond 'this, he has shown great grasp of the military, economic and political factors at work in the day. He has contributed much original thinking which has been useful fuel for men in high places. The new government is fortunate to have acquired a 1 man of his stature. Views of Others Rumors Confirmed "Two ninny people and loo ninny agencies," is the way Secretary ot Commerce Sawyer sized up the situation »> Europe, where U. S. aid hns been lavished ever since World War II. Ills study, undertaken at President Truman's request, appears lo offer an'' alternative between continued aid to Europe and reduced aid. The alternative Is a reduction In the number of people and the number of agencies handling this aid. A grammar grade studerjjLprobably could figure' that out easily enough, • but- adults are more hnrd-hcadcd. When somebody mentions that the government is spending too much money, somebody else usually asks, "Do'you wnnt to cut out aid to Europe and let Stalin take over?" More than ten million American citizens who served in the armed services In World War II are aware thnt government administration Is inclined to be wasteful and Inefficient. In the years since, many reports have come from Europe about wastefulness in the administration of U. S. aid. Now, after seven years, a Presidential appointee looks into the mutter and finds "too many people and too many agenclces . . . doing too many things." , This time, It may be hoped thnt some attention will be pnld to a report thnt says tlio same thing people have been hearing almost since U. S. aid to Europe began, , —Lumbcrton (N. O.) Hobesonian. SO THEY SAY If Truman Is for it (a national health plnnl, I'm against It. — Hep. Clarence Brown (R., O.). * * * I believe this Important agency (the Veteran's Administration) would have more stability If Its head were a member of the president's cabinet. — Rep. Edith Nourse Rogers (R., Mass.). « * « Actresses In New York and Chicago are considered to be Just business girls and there is not much mixing of a girl's social and her business life. — Movie actress Carolyn Jones. » * * Our boys In Korea are fighting lor their country and a principle. What are we fighting for on our highways! The right to gel there first regardless of n-hom we kill or malm. — National Safety Council President Ned Dearborn. • • « She (Queen Elizabeth) is very radiant and very beautiful. You realize In mec'llng the queen that the camera can tell only part of the story of her composure and gractousness. — United Press photographer Charles Daw-son. * * • Unity should be realized in » not too distant future If we tthe peoples of the earth) want'lo remain In existence. — Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. • » * This Incapacity of control <of man's machines) should by itself advise men who are its vtcllma riot to await salvation solely through the techniques of production and organization. — Pope Pius XII. TUESDAY,. JAN. 20, 1953 So Proudly We Hail girls, parading about in' gold- spangled, brief costumes as Director Claude Binyon calls for a drum rack falls ho the floor and camera rehearsal of a big produc- Director George Sherman calls iion number in Bob Hope's new '" Peter Frfson's Washington Column — Union Leaders Show 'Worry. In Willingness to 'Cooperate' Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Movies then Without Popcorn: It's girls, girls, and Vic enters the room, walking starrer, "Here Come The Girls." Arlcne Dahl, Rosemary Clooney, and Bob Hope are In the scene but "Old Ski Nose" Is stealing all the glamor. Dob's dressed In a glittering turban, a purple - Jeweled jacket, Jodhpurs encrusted with rhfnestones and pearls, ami oriental shoes (hat turn up at the toes. "Fancy, huh?" whispers Hope. "This sort of thing can drive Tur-nan Bey right out of Hollywood." Piper Laurie and Rock,Hudson as young royalty in ancient Damascus are being jostled by beggars and vendors and a variety of animals in a market-place scene for "The Golden Blade." Every- IhlDg goes like clockwork during rehearsal until a mother goat answers the bellowing of her kid with a loud "Meh-heh-heh." An assistant director scowls In the goat's direction and yells. "Tell that gout to cut out the Stella Dallas stuff and let's get on with the picture." Enormous Magnitude On the "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" set I watch Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell, flanked by Tommy Noonan and a male chorus, being put through their paces by Director Howard Hnwks. The sequence calls for Marilyn and Jane to board a ship for Europe. My attention is distracted from the two busty dolls by a studio messenger boy. "Is this the 'Titanic' set?" asks. An assistant director looks Marilyn and Jane. "Titantic's the word for it, •ight, sonny," he sighs. he all It's a night-club scene for "The Blue Gardenia," with Nat "King" Cole's orchestra and a blind ciga- ret girl, played by Celia jLovsky (Peter Lorre's ex-wife). As Anne Baxter and Richard Conte look on, the cignret girl places a blue gardenia on Cole's piano. I ask a prop man about the flower. "We tried dying gardenias every color so they would look blue In black-and-white film," he shrug- jed. "Nothing worked. Then we dyed one blue. And you know what? Blue photographs like blue. You know, something? Movie prop men get ulcers, too." WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Glib statements by APL President George Mcany and CIO President Walter Reillhcr about wanting to cooperate the new with Eisen. hower t administration arc the usual stuff for this season of New Year reso- riendly. . . . „; one do u. ar a p| ece vcre c -, ]!ed But even this year's box score' for — 50 cents to be spent in state does not represent the lowest level to which pro-union sentiment in Congress has dropped. When the Taf t-Hartley : law was enacted in 1847, the union lobbyists could count on only 80 • friends In the House, 24 in the Senate. Chances For T-If Repeal Are Slim In the 1948 election, union lead- be forwarded quarters. •^^MMJvTH luuons ns yet IH^HK^WJM ""Wed and un- Hn^r^Ky tm broken. But they j^BfJr ~SS "'"'•'' nlso lj e art • — indication that Felet Edsoo union politicians may be running n little bit scnrcd. Mot so much of Eisenhower, maybe, as of the new Congress, A checkup 0:1 Ihe new Congress by Ihe AFL Labor's League for Political Education sizes up the situation this way: House— ICO friendly lo organized Inuor, 239 unfriendly and 38 doubtful. Senate— 38 .friendly, 57 unfriendly, I doubtful. The one doubtful is Sen. Rlchnrd Russell of Georgia. His voting record has been considered unfriendly to union labor. But Inst summer when he was running for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Russell came out for repeal of the Taft-Hariley labor law. Union lobbyists on Cnpftol Hill are therefore watching closely -to see how Senator Russell will vote on the first labor test bill. This new nose count on labor sentiment In Congress represents a net loss to the unions for support of their programs. In the last Congress the score w/is: House — 181 friendly, 2S2 unfriendly, 33 undetermined. Senate — 40 friendly, 85 un- ers claim their supporters came back to the. extent of 200 in the House and 50 in the Senate. Tills still wasn't enough to push over repeal or even serious amendment of the Tart-Hartley law. Their chances of having anything done about it in the new Congress 'are correspondingly slimmer. • The political Influence of the or- ganly.ed labor movement In the United States has now been pretty generally wrilten off as negative. This Is particularly true since last November's election. All major unions openly endorsed the Democrntic presidential candidate, Gov. Adlal Sfevenson of Illinois. With about: 16 million union members nnd n potential family vofe of perhaps another 14 million, there wns theoreticnlly enough strength here lo throw the election. But It simply couldn't be This shows up In the reports on funds collected from labor union members for political activities In the last election. CIO-PAC — the Congress of Industrial Organization's Political Action Committee — which wns the outfit most cussed by Republican candidates for having a half nelson on the White House, did poorly. CIO now claims about six million members. Voluntary contributions tllf> 7~)n/-//-| I" CV/tlr B - v ED «'lN P JORDAN. M.D. iuL j-svtiut jays— , Vriltcn tor XEA Scrvlce Viruses are no respecters of age, but some, viruses cc.rtnlnly nltnck children much more than grownups. Among the best known of such diseases arc measles, mumps nnd polio —though all of them may attack n susceptible adult. It IK n llltle difficult to separate the viral diseases of children from those of grownups, but In addition to those mentioned, there nre some others. For example, during the last few years, mnny communities have been affected with what Is probably a vlrnl disease, sometimes called the vomiting sickness, •and spoken of more sedately by medical men as "epidemic vomiting and diarrhea." This condition comes with re- mnrknble suddenness nnd nftcr a day or so the children .seem to be entirely recovered. For this reason, it has so fnr been nlmost impossible to really study this disorder or to find out whether a virus Is really responsible or not. At any rate, those who have had It— and I happen to know, thnt It is not confined to children— get over It promptly nnd completely without any nltcreffccts. There are other curious conditions which seem to spring up from time to time that nre cnunlly obscure as to cause nnd trcnlmcnt. Sometimes the children or grownups affected have symptoms similar lo Ihose ot mild influenza or "flu." Indeed it Is possible thnt such attacks IH.TV be caused bv the same virus which Is responsible for more typical cases of lnfluen?,i Tl.e past 20 years have yielded » great deal ol information on many of the viral diseases. There is. however, n long way still to go. Much more has to be learned about the nature of viruses, the differences between the various kinds, and the treatment of the diseases which they cause. May Cause Xo Symptoms Probably, viruses are constantly in us or upon us, but often lie (Itiietly without producing symptoms. There is good reason M believe thnt this happens In some cases. Then under Ihe stress of fever or some other stimulant to the virus, they may start producing, noticeable trouble. The vast majority of children who are attacked by these vague viral infections recover completely without any aftereffects. However, the doctors would feel much better if they knew more definitely what Is responsible for some of these outbreaks and felt more certain thnt they would remnin comparatively mild, short and unlikely to produce complications. Thermal Indicators made of paper nre capable of Instantly determining, temperatures from 115 to 500 degrees Fahrenheit. Plywood noiv can be "welded" together within a matter of minutes by a new portable high-frequency electric gluing unit. The unit permits the use of onc-quar- ler-inch p 1 y wood paneling to achieve a result comparing favorably with three-quarter-inch ply- Wood. and ^local campaigns, SO cents to ' ' * to national he;ul- One Member In 10 jCame Through Actual colleciio'iis; • however were under $000,000 from Jan. 1. 1052, (o Oct. 30. This indicates that only one member in 10 contributed his buck to PAC. Receipts at headquarters for this period were 297,700. representing half of total collections. Expenditures by national PAC headquarters were $304,310. The difference does not represent a deficit, but an overexpendittire of reserve fund's. A PL-LIFE reports total collections for the year of only 5251,470. Two thirds of this sum was sent buck to the slates for local campaigns. About S30,000 was expended for a fund-raising drive which apparently didn't produce, lor APL claims eight million members.*' This does nol tell the whole story of AFL union political activity, however. A number of the unions had their own political funds. Jerry Flynn, treasurer of the International Association of Machinists, says his union with 600.000 members — raised nnd spent about $20,000 for the campaign. Fifteen API, railroad unions nf- filiatcd wilh Railway Labor's Political League contributed to that organization. BLPI, - with 20 non- operating railroad brotherhoods having a total 1 membership of over 1,200,000, collected nnd spent, only $100,000 In the campaign. The big- four operating brotherhoods did nothing politically. The whole union labor political campaign would probably add up to a million dollars If It could be tracked down. > JACOBY ON BRIDGE Being Greedy Con Ruin Your Bridge By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When you're in a small slarri^con- tract In a.rubber bridge game, yo are satisfied to make 12 tricks. It you're playing the hand In a tour WEST *J 108 »98 • K652 4Q64 2 NORTH + K73 VAQJ10S4 »9 *AK7 EAST A62 *K732 * J 1084 *J 103 SOUTH (D| * AQ954 v ZO South 1 A 3* 4 » 6* * AQ13 + 983 North-South vul. U'cst North Pass Pass 3V Pass Pass 5* Pass Opening lead—# 2 Elst Pass Fass Pass Pass n.iment. however, you must think about playing for an overtrlck in order to make n good score. When today's hand was played In 'Bridge Week," the big annual tournament held partly in Los Angeles nnd partly In Snn Francisco, the South player had visions of an overtrick and managed to lose his slam contract. I should point out that South did not fall down all by himself. He Vic Mature and Marl Blanchard >lay n love scene against background of oriental splendor In u-I's 'Prince of Bagdad." The script as Vic invading Mart's dressing room oh a secret mission from the Sulamein of Persia. The stars rehearse the scene, :akes her place behind a screen n'ns Irlppcd up by the East plttj'- :r, Vince PInigan, of San Francisco. Declarer won the opening club lead in the dummy, drew three rounds of trumps, ending in his own hand, and led a low heart :rom his hand to finesse dummy's queen, without the slightest hesitation, Pinigan played the deuce of liearts on dummy's queen Instead of taking the trick with his king. Declarer continued by cashing dummy's ace of hearts, noting that West had followed suit first with the eight of hearts and then with the nine or hearts. It seemed to him that West must have started with three hearts to the king. Declarer 'therefore next led n low heart from dummy and ruffed in his own hand . When West failed lo follow suit on the third round of hearts, South wns a dead duck. He could get to dummy only once more, with a high club, nnd could therefore not establish and also cash the rest of the hearts. He had to fall back or the cli'nmouds, and wns therefore down two. If South had not been so greedy, he would have made his contract very easily. The right play Is to take the second heart trick with the ace and then lead the jack of hearts' from dummy and let it ride for a finesse. Even If West has the king of hearts and Is therefore able to win tlils trick, the rest of dummy's hearts can be reached for discards. Inaugural Address prepare for a take. Mari wall and putting his' scarf a drum rack. Suddenly the •Cut!" "Still playing Samson, eh?" be ihides Vic as the carpenters re- Jair the damage, Nothing's Too Good The clock has been turned back o the 1920's for "The Grace. Moore Story" at Warners. Kath- "yn Grayson, as the famous oper- Ulc star, and Jeff Donnell and loan Wel(oi), as her roommates, ire facing the prospect of a Christmas eve without food In their tiny New York apartment. But before Director Gordon Douglas shoots the scene, Kalhryn 'ias to huddle with a coach on her southern accent. Kathryn Grayson was born In Morth Carolina and her Uncle ' Xcmus tones are perfect. Bui her. bona fide accent doesn't match the ollywood conception of a down- yonder drawl. -The marriage of tha Lionel Hamptons is wobbly and for the most eye-popping reason. Italy is setting an example for Ihe U.S. film Industry In promoting more dull movies. An Italian law Is about to be passed requiring certain films to carry "For-Adults- Only" stamps. The age limit will b» 18. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— Miss Mildred Lou Hubbard, a student at Southwestern, spent the weekend with her parents. Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Hubbard. Mr.-and Mrs. Floyd White and sons, John and Dick, spent Sunday in ParagouLd visiting relatives. Announcement has been made that the gymnasium for Blytheville high school to be built in connection with the : ne'w stadium has received final approval in Washing- Arch Nearbrite remembered an old resident today who gava up 'four years ago on his wish to live long enough to »ee another Bepublican President. Arch put a flower on his grave and whispered what was going on In Washington.. 0 MCA Answer to Previous Puzzls HOKIZONTAl, 1 He is being inaugurated President today, Eisenhower 4 He formerly was a top-ranking in the U.S. Army (ab.) J-iiaciu.iUWer * ' 7 He is the 34th 5 Hours ( ab •) President of 8 Abounded the-—.Stales 7 Capsizes 13 Venerale H Freebooter 15 Danish seaport 16 Spots 17 Psalms (ab.) 18 Miss West 20 Lord Advocal. of Scotland (ab). 21 Crowned 25 Voyaged in a light boat 2 8 Greek gravestone 31 Play the part of host 32 Aftersong 31 Violin maker 35 Western cattle show 36 Cubic meter 38 Penetrates 39 Flouts 41 Note in Guide's scale 44 Blackbird of cuckoo family 45 First woman 48 His home is In Abilene, — SIHurlcr 54 Lure 55 Click-beetle 56 Percolated slowly 57 Restrains VERTICAL 1 Let fall 2 Marries 3 American 8 Louse egg S War god 10 Kite end 11 Volcano 12 Layer of stones (Scot.) 24 Railroad stations 25 C»m testamento u * v ..._., ^^j^ijt./ 3nnexo (at } 19 lie has served 26 Limbj . president 27 Tidy of Columbia 29 Vein of ore ,XJniversity ' 30 River in 21 Clad in an Germany -.aojigni t ouler garment 33 Goddess ol the 50 Aviator 22 Withdraw dawn 52 Chemical 23 Everlasting 37 Expunged suffix (poet.) 38 Redacted 53 Perched 40 He was born • Deni&on, Texas 41 Pieces out 42 Narrow roa'd 43 Poker stake 45 Italian city 46 Swerv* 47 Strays tastt 1 J 11 18 ffi ifc Z ifc 4 1 %?, m <r> 4 m m yj (, 18 m m 51 f> m m m m IS K> a m. m a bi sS » ^ sz K m « bi »• m m Si 10 ii~ tr tr n JO w a i Ir fi | f

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