The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 21, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 21, 1953
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I* BLYTHEY1LL* XBWS OOUREW KXW8 Oa ' H. W. HAJNM, Publtahtr. BARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publlther A. A. FREDRICKSOH, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole Naftonsi Advertising Representatives: W»ll»c* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtknU, Memphis. Entered as second class matter,at the post- office «t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Cen- tres*, October 9. 19VJ. Member of Th» Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any iuburban town where carrier service J» main- 1 Ulned. 25c per wcelc. By mall, within a radius of SO miles, $5.00 per j«ir, »3,50 fcr six months, S1.25 for three months; by moll outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. 'Meditations And they Hut be wise shall shine as the brllhlhfss of the firmament; and they lliat turn many to righteousness as tlic stars far ever and ever. — Daniel 12:3. * * •* Every noble Jife leaves the figer of. Itself Interwoven in the work ol the world. — John RusWn. iBarbs •A traffic police officer says more Illuminated 1 highways arc needed to cut the traffic toll. Fewer illuminated drivers wpulrt help, too. * - * • * The, best way for a husband to e«t out of'an irxuinent with his wife |s to just listen. * • * * Girls should ring off on a flatterer when his line .18 out of order. * * * This la the season for pumpkin pics — those thing* that always look like they needed cheering ; you'd. think that getting nowhere would make :Biore people get sick of letting well enough alone. Council Can't Afford To'Delay Zoning Law If City Council' ever expects to do something about tile lack of a modern and complete zoning ordinance, certainly the time for action is now. Within a few months, may be expected to begin its second growing spree since-the end of World War II. Once it gets underway, zoning and plnn- nin^ will be rendered temporarily ineffective. 'In order to realize the benefits, and there are many, of an adequate zqning - ordinance, lit is evident that some action must be taken in the near future. , It would appear that the Council would welcome a sound legal definition of Building practices in Blytheville. This would take the pressure of individual problems away from council meetings and pretty well end the sometimes petty problems arising there. We feel the Council is missing a grent opportunity to perform a real community service for all citizens in failing to adopt a comprehensive zoning measure. War Inspires Humane D urpose in Many Men ' One warm evening last JIny, a soldier drove restlessly around his home neighborhood in Queens, New York, gazing fondly Rt trees and other sights long familiar to him. He was leaving for a .new assignment in Korta, and he knew Jt • would be a long time before he saw these things again. He, knew, too, that it would mean . separation from his sweetheart just at the time their marriage plans were taking shape. /Yet matters could have been worse. "His enlistment would be ended in March, 1953, and the Army would have to ship him home in January to get him out of strvice by that date. When he reached Korea near the close of June, 1952, seven months in that bedraggled land did not seem too much to endure. But January is well on its way now, and the soldier, Sgt. Werner Krenzt'r, is still in Korea. What's more, his sweetheart has entered a convent, the marriage is off and the 26-year-old N e w York lad isn't coming honit. The reason is very simple. Krenzcr has found a job he likes. It would be better to say a job to which he is dedicated. He helps bring back warmth and kindness and hope to the wandering orphan waifs of Korea. Doing this job in Seoul, the capital, he works with, a team under the UN Civil Assistance' Command. Kim, his 12- interpreter, *oc* with him oa regular visits to the city railroad station. To the homeless youngsters, the station spells shelter and, sometimes, a warm stove. It also menus food and candy from passing G.I.'s. Ki'enzcr walks among the hapless kids, smiling find trying to win their confidence. If he Strikes a real spark, he and Kim ask tho youngster to go along with them to one of the city's orphan homes, It's high tribute to Krenzer that he has won them over countless limes. For these children, like the youthful victims of war everywhere, are dazed, bewildered, often hostile, reduced to scrounging for food and shelter like resourceful little animals. On New Year's morning at about 1:30, the sergeant found H little five- year-old girl shivering on a stoop, shielded only,by n bit of burlap, her head presr.ed against her lap to keep warm. Says he of that encounter: "We took hor to one of our orphanages and sat ht-r on a bench near the stove. At first she could hot stop shivering. Then the warmth took hold and, as we watched, she slowly sat up and at last stood up. It was just as if we were watching a little plant that had withered slowly come alive and grow again." Back in Queens, his girl is gone, but ''the trees and the other friendly sights still beckon to Werner Krenzer. But you can understand now why he is staying on in Korea. You can understand, too, how it is that war, the most brutalizing experience men can ,cndurc, fires many with a humane purpose they never knew .before. Views of Others Highways and Politics -Legislative Style Legislatures arc supposed to be deliberative bodies. However,.whlle^ theji ha\e been Instances in the pasb where the Arkansas General Assembly has failed to deliberate long enough on some Important measures, there now .Is suspicion abroad that (-ho 59th will go to the opposite extreme. No one, least of all Governor Cherry, expects the" legislature to hop through hoops at a clap of the chief executive's hands but v,c fed constrnin- ' ed to point out that the honorable members ore ' already showing signs of sitting on some leelila- tion, notably the hiEhnay reform piogram which the people gave Governor Cherry a clear arid un- mistal-able mandate to carry out. The Senate not only has balked at confirming the governor's appointments to the new five-member Highway Commission appointments whic'.j, incidentally, v,eie endorsed directly : by the people in general election — it now lias n'blll which would foice an arbllnuy 50-50 division of highway money .between primary and secondary roads and setup a fixed pro rnta system of dividing highway revenues among flic counties. The Cherry Commission Is firmly on having no intention of neglecting the secondary . road system, 1 and over the long haul wo can assume that those roads will get their full share of attention. However, any law which says that the Commission must, In any given year, spend exactly half cf the available money on seomdnry roads obviously cuts Into Ihe latitude for decision always accorded to this state's highway commissions and reaffirmed by the people no farther back than last November. The new Commission Is not blameless In this matter. The Legislative Council, for Instance, had reason to reject a budget which lacked the detail necessary for a reasoned appraisal of Highway Department needs. On the broad Issue of highway reform, however, the people have spoken. They have said they want the Highway Department protected against political manipulation - .ami we don't believe they meant that they wanted to substitute legislative Interference for gubernatorial control. —Arkansas Gruelle SO THEY SAY The public appetite for more and better housing has been sharpened rather than satisfied by the tremendous production of the past seven years. — National Association of Home Builders President Alan E. Brockbank. * * + That king (Parouk of Ec.vpO used the old constitution as an Instrument of hts whims and caprices, taking advantage of Its loopholes with the help of those who administered the counrty's affairs. - Egyptian Premier Gen. Mohammed "Naguib. * * * This nation will meet the great challenRe of world leadership in the years ahead only If It has the vision and courage to adopt constructive programs for the expansion of our economy while strengthening our security. — President Harry Truman. There is definite r.ced for more jinrt continued publicity on disasters to keep the public aware' of the hazards and the need for enforcing building codes, national standards and fire law.5. — Bureau of A tines official G. M. Kintz, * •• * . In IU attempts to control creative expression, communism to me Is Indistinguishable from fascism. — Actor Jose Ferrer. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2l| 195S Stemming the Tide Pefer £ dson's Washington Column — Truman Bowed Out Confident That His. Record Was Good One WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Th e litlte man from Missouri bowed out with a -smile on his face, his chin up and his chest out. No matter what others may have thought, the white - haired little man In ."the glasses '"himself thought' 'he had done good.. ' .••( ; The manner in which he bowed reicr Eilson out—at his final press conference, in" his fireside chat—was far different from the exits of other Presidenfs. Woodrow Wilson! Democrat, left office bitter over rejection of his League of Nations. Herbert Hoover Republican, left in the depths of despair over n depression. Perhaps only Calvin Coolidge left Ihe White House with a feeling of greater self-sntlstaction. This Is the end nf an era. It will take years to get Ihe proper perspective on whether it was ji-ood bad or indifferent, the odor of mink coats, home freezers, Korean baltlefiehls and unbalanced bud- gels is still to strong to make possible the detection of any garlands of laurels on Ihe departing President's brow. • ' A White House staff report on Harry Truman's record Is worth reviewing now for two reasons. It shows the Republicans what they arc going (o have to repeal if they carry out Sen. Robert A. Taft's promise to put Ihe country back on the road It abandoned 20 years' ago. And it shows the things Harry Truman (rled to do and failed lo do. His rrcord will be judged as much'by failures as success. Congress,nejected -Five faints- In September, 1045, Mr. Truman announced his 21-point program. It was a strange mixture of big and little things. The final score was 16 recommendations approved bv Congress, in whole or in part, and .five rejected. • - - • - Among the major successes were"?! Increasing Vth'e 'minimum wage; passage of a full-employment law, reorganization of government, extension of federal aid lo farmers, strengthening of veterans' benefits, raising of government pay. ' Federal housing, the stockplln'g program, aid to small- business, and Increased public works were approved, but on a more limited scale than Mr." Truman recommended. He was defeated completely on his efforts to revise the unemployment insurance laws, enact a permanent FBPC, continue federal employment service and raise taxes. The Taft-Hartley labor law was passed over his vets. A box score qn Mr. Truman's second term shows 09 of his major recommendations .to Congress were approved, while 44 were not. The foreign-policy measures loom large on this list: North Atlantic Treaty, Marshall Plan, Point Four aid to Korea, Yugoslavia, Palestine, the Truman Doctrine for aid to Greece and Turkey, peace with Japan, end of the state of ,war with Germany. The recommendations on liberalizing immigration laws, trade policies and customs regulations were rejecled. Much Has Keen Left Unfinished Highlights of the Truman military program included unification of the armed services, extension of Selec- tive Service, raising of military pay. -•• , •' ,;-.-. •• •-' .- . . The military; establishment was first cut down, then expanded tremendously. Mr. Truman's effort to get universal military training failed. . . '..-.• In the business field, the Truman record shows an amatlng potpourri of- credits and debits. .The defense production program- <was- begun, but the question, of economic controls was given a.kicking around. Postal rates were Increased but not enough to meet postal expenses. Airline subsidies were not separated from airmail pay. In agriculture, the flexible price support program of the 80th Congress was suspended and 90 per cent of, parity established as the support level for two years more. The so-called Brannan Plan to provide supports for perishables never got out of the ground. Social Security benefits were In creased, though not as much as Mr.' Truman wanted. His health plan and federal-aid-t-oeducalion plan were rejecled. Federal aid to highways and public works in general were eagerly approved by Congress. But the St. Lawrence Seaway, the Missouri end Columbia River valley plans died a-borning. Mr. Truman made one of his greatest political pitches 'as a champion of civil rights. But there the record of his administration Is perhaps weakest of all. He can boast of B new constitution for Puerto Rico and an organizing act for Guam. That Is all. On reorganization of government, 30 of his plans were approved and 11,rejected. That leaves much to be done here. And so goodby. ' the Doctor Says- ny EDWIN p JOHnAN. M.O.. Written for NEA Service Each year a whole new ctroup of people develop H disease" known as shingles or herpes zoster. This is a peculiar condition ami if one must have it. It would be best lo do so while still comparatively young—it one could have a choice In the elderly it is too likely to lo miserable and long-continued pain. In all probability, shingles results from -a virus infection. For some peculiar reason this virus attacks the nerve roots of the nerves of feeling. It is also for some slrp.nge reason almost Invariably on one side of the body only. The first sign of the disease Is generally pain or a burning sensation on one sirfe of (|\ C body. Tingling or other peculiar sensations are frequent. It is common around Ihe chest, the hips, the abdomen and the face. Serious complications occur If it affects Ihe eyes. After n few days of these sensations, blisters appear on the skin. But it is not ir.illy n skin disease. When several days have passed the blisters burst and. dry up, finally leaving altogether. Herpes may come with or immediately attor acute infections like pneumonia or meningitis; it can come In epidemics or without any cause which can bo identified. There seems lo bo some relation between herpes and chlckcnpox. Small epidemics of herpes have arisen at the same time us epidemics of chickcnpox. Occasionally a will develop chickenpox from contact with t patient with shingles. This is a most Interesting relationship. ,Vo Specific Remedy Many different kinds of treatment, have been used for shingles. Soothing lotions or other preparations help a little. X-rays have been used with variable success. Antibiotics also may hnve some value. But there Is no truly specific remedy. In elderly people herpes Is often a. particularly serious thing because it hangs on so long. When nothing else seems (o work, cutting Ihe nerve by surgery may have to be considered. Older people with nerve pain following shingles deserve our heartfelt sympathy. DISCOVERY of that new moon of Jupiter will probably be claimed by Russia on the grounds that she's the world's expert on satellites.— Llule Rook Arkansas Gazette. oun PREDICTION for the coldest winter ever is based on the fact that all winters seem that cold — Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. THE INVESTIGATORS looking into the morality of TV shows seem to be afraid the kiddies might pick up something bad for them. But 'hey aren't likely to get much of anything in these parts until re- cepllon improves.—Grcenvill* <SC.) Piedmont. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Sparkling Defense Wins Many Hands ... By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service SEVERAL California bridge experts are expected to appear in Dallas today for the beginning of a bridge tournament. Since Dallas is my home town, I will take more than a passing inleresl in this tournament. When I Ihlnk of California bridge NORTH Zl VQJ 105 » AKJ8 4KJ984 EAST ID) AKJ9532 *Q76 V A 2 « K 9 4 »105 «743 + 1062 +A153 SOUTH * A 1084 V8763 « Q962 / Both sides vul Soulh West North East Pass 24 Pass Pass Opening lead—A J Pass 3» Pass Pass Double 4 » Pass experts, I Bm reminded of Dr. Edward Frlschauer's sparkling defense against » four-heart contract during California's "Bridge Week" rtUch«iM> hM Wo And on the "same hot subject: Jud Abbott and Lou Costello will not only film their theater movies, but also their TV films, at u-l! Ben Blue and NBC «re poised over a contract that will tie him up for 1$ half-hour telefilms—the result of his click as a panloml- mlst from whom Charlie Chaplin could take pointers' : . . George Fenneman's still blushing. He announced the Groucho Marx show as "You Bet Your Wife." Herman .Levin: the Broadway producer, was asked when he was going.into TV. "Television," he screamed, "Why, I can't even work my own >et." Wheel Chilr Bound It's audience howls for Joan Davis 1 filmed -TV show, "I Married Joan," zooming to channel heights In Its first season. But it's Joan flashing the red light to other •stars on the TVerge: "Two i day in vaudeville was beautiful. Radio? What a breezel It was stealing money. But this— this is IT. I've never: 'worked so hard In my life. I'm glad I toot care of myself as 9 l!U) e gin •• •As the owner of-her own'show, Joan plays a dual role. "I pay the bills and I'm the heavy," she says. Putting a 26-mfnute show on film every week, she figures. Is worth the effort for the rich rewards. "The pictures win be 'playing when I'm in a wheel chair." she beams, "and after that It'll be great for my daughter. I'll leave her with a cracked voice and a. lot of negatives. 1 -' • "P. J. Wolfson. a top movie pro- Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Paramount will be the first major movie company to build a separate telefilm studio. But even more important, Ihe gra'pevlne has it that all Paramount slars eventually will alternate between big-screen chores and home channel flickers. Paul Ralbourn, vlce-pl'esldent of Paramount, declined to comment when »sked by VARIETY the direct question: "Will Paramount stars be In your telefilms?" But he did say: "I havf no prejudices against film stars," Need any . more clues, Myrtle? one of the leading, players in California for some years, but before air the trouble started In. Europe many years ago, he was a member of a famous Viennese team. ,,The sparkHng .defense J just men-, tloned came'about when Dr. Friscn- auer held. the East cards in the hand shown today. : West opened a low spade, dummy discarded a club, and East's queen forced out declarer's ace of spades. Declarer Immediately.led his queen of clubs, and Dr. Frlschauer took his ace at once. . . He Immediately returned a spade, forcing dummy to ruff with the five of trumps. Declarer could see that this defense could give him trouble, so he Immediately cashed dummy's king and Jack of clubs in order to get rid of h!s own last two spades. Having done so, he led the queen of hearts from dummy. Without a single quiver, Frischauer played the king of hearts to win the trick. He then returned his ast spade, which South was able to ruff in his own hand. " Declarer led a second trump, and this time West was able to win he trick -with the ace- Now West ^d a fourth round of spades, .and Sast's nine of hearts could not be shut out: If dummy discarded. Dr.' Frlscbnuer could ruff with his nine of hearts Immediately; and if dummy ruffed with the jack of hearts, !he nine of hearts would immediately become the master trump. ducer who switched to TV, holds the production reins with" Joan on the show nnd has developed their one-day shooting schedule with three cameras to slick perfection. Inside reason for Edgar Bergeh's in Dallas and St. Louis Is to try upcoming night-club appearances out new characters for his leap into TV next fall. Bergen will audience-test a dummy named Lars LIndquist and an unnamed hobo character to support McCarthy, uufrs Klfnker and hls »ther «g- "But I haven't changed my feel- Ings; about television," he told me. nt 11 ycars ago ar > ""-"st "ved like a king. He ate his. dinner l|ls- urely and did his show, Now yw work like a coal miner; You send out for a cup of coffee. And you can ruin yourself in one season." MIDDL E A ™ is the convenient period when everybody else born the same year looks older than sxju do —Cincinnati Enquirer IN THE SUMMER of 1MO Dwlght D Eisenhower, then a lieutenant colonel, remarked to a captain who was being transferred from the Infantry regiment of which both wera members. "I wish I could go some place."—Toccoa (Ga.) Record DOCTOR: "The best thing for you to do is to give up drinking and smoking, get up early every mom- ing, and go to bed early every night." . . Patient "Doctor. I don't deserve the best., What's second best?"— Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. I READ that Georgia doei no* owe any on road debts. Well, it'» some consolation to know that such roads us we .have and what there are of them are paid for.—SpSrki (Oa.) Eagle. 75 Years Ago ' In Blytheyille Mrs. A. R. Wetenkamp was guest "when members of the Young Matrons club met at the home o^Mri. C. R.;Babcock. -. - -.;• ,- ,,|JMrsf- Walter Rosentrisl-haY^re- -' turned'from st.'Louis where ktie did spring; buying for the "New" York Store.' ' • '••. :•'•'• Miss" Marjorle Warren has Wen selected Citizenship Girl In. the senior class of Blytheville High School to represent the. Daughters of "the American Revolution In the"»U'.« contest. ' Some Republicans, returning., from the inauguration, say they ' hadn't been to Washington .for -so long, they were afraid they might have to. have passports, same as if they were visiting a foreign country. Vegetable Kingdom Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL I Green vegetable 5 Couple 9 Large piece of woody plant of vegetable kingdom 12 Sea eagle 13 Italian city" 14 Australian ostrich 15 Enzymes 17 Point a . weapon 18 Volcano in Canary Islands 19 Pa inters 21 Hindu garment 23 Female saint (ab.) 24 Offer 27 Friends • 29 Masticate 32 Joins M On land 36 Scorn 37 Twelfth U.S. President 38 Bristle 39 Observed .41 Fast summer time (ab.) « War god 44 Augments 48 Titles again 49 Biblical name 53 Poem 54 Speech 56 Kootlike part 57 Prosecutes 58. Mix 59 Abstract being 60 "Potato country* «1 Coal icuttlM VERTICAL 1 Red vegetable 2 Gaelic ' 3 Opposed . 4 Requires 5 Pod vegetable 6 Attack 7 Roman road 8 Reposes 9 Land Interest 10 Leave out • 11 Mouth parts 16 Harvested « E: P $ A M s 6 N <3 E V V K "A N T E <j e N '&. T E 'j 1 f H d t- '.'',: [T R A C hE T E= E= M W fc; A ^ W t? A •Xtl ~ u p 9 H S. ~ K 1 r b£ f N 1 T #1 T R N 0 L e t K A f». E O T *.',• •ri A T T A. 1 L t_ 0 F= Ft <i T- E e P T C N « 7 « e c o R «j V E E EC E RE R < 25 Arrow poison 43 Enterlain 28 Filth 45 Cut *u tiai vtakcu 28CIoyed 46Strongcord 20 Wanting to be 30 Love god 47 Paradise scratched . 31 Existed 48 Toiletry case 22 Destroys Cpoet.) : 50 Preposition 24 Immature 33 Crown 51 Sour flowers of the 35 Floor finisher 52Jndian vegetable 40 Church - weights kingdom festival 55 Compass point

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