The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1953 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, January 23, 1953
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FOVI COUEIER NEW* OOCKOK mw* oo. BMKT A. HAIMM. A«M*nt A. A. HUKMUCUOK, MMor MVL D, HUMAN. MrtrtUac •ok thttMMl A*r«rtt«ln« MpraMnUUrw: W»ttM« WitaMT Oo., New Tort, Chic»*o, DetroH. M w«ond clu* matin- at the po«t- •MM M BIjrttMTUfe, Arfcuui, wuter Mi of COB». mi. timber of Th« Aauciattd Prew •T78CGRIPTTOH RATES: By c*nkr in (he citr ot Bljlhettlle or any Mburtaa town wher* e»rri*r «er»le« I* maintained, Ke per wetk. Br mil), within a radlui ot 50 mtlci, 15.00 per t*tf, *JJO (or alx months $1,25 for three months; ar mall outside 50 mil* writ. »I2.M p»r r'ar pay»W« In ad*anc«. Meditations Attd God f*lt<d (he ffrmamrnt Ife*v«n. And the evening and (he morning- were the Kcond fejr. _ GeM*U 1:8. * * * If God hath made thts~ world so fair Where aln and death abound,^ How beautfful beyond compare Will paradise be found. — Jnmes Montgomery. .Barbs It take« th« kick out of being a self-made man when you step on the scales and the pointer aayi 340. + « * Th« wlnirr bUiU mre bad enough (hue <S»yi, without a person being mowed under with work. * * * Some new hati are worn off the face. Many would look better off the head. * » • A dentlit uktd for divorce because hli irife wouldn't Uve up her manicurist Job. Maybe they were flghUnir tooth and nail. * •»''». ' ' People who slop, to study all the angles In ) business seldom »lnd up running around in cir- ClW Race Track Proposal Isj^Totally Ur>des,irable. ' " 1 ' • f- ; • • \., , It>s beginning to 'look RS though the race track issue, will be with us for Awhile. . . . . ' • Jt was, of course, too much to hope , that the Crittemlen County vote against ' » track at West Memphis would be the end of the matter. It was bound lo crop up again, and it lias. The proposition is just, too potentially juicy for any promoter to let alone. -Dixie Downs, Inc., having failed in Crittenden County, the St. Francis Tnrf Association bobbed up in the county of the samfc riffme. Plus same backers,-, game purpose, same stubborn persistence to foist off an undesirable ' tiling onto the pilblic for their own gain. Now, Sen. Wiley W. Bean of Johnson County has introduced a bill that would require the State Racing Commission to acct-pt bids on a track if auch were approved in a special election in any county. On the surface, this sounds quite democratic. It's Sen. Bean's argument that even if the voters now approved a track, prestnt Arkansas law permits the racing commission to refuse to accept bids. "Czaristic," he calls this power of the commission. Perhaps. But \ve think this is one case in which some pretty firm supervision is needed. Proponents o£ a more- lenient racing policy say that if Hot Springs cana/iave racing then any other county should be able to. However, they would be hard put to show how the presence of a race track adds anything to a community. A track brings prosperity to no one except professional gamblers {nnd then it's not guaranteed) and the track operators. With its proximity to the Jlissouri atate line and its fall upsurge in incomes, Mississippi County would spon be a target of the pro-track element under a more lenient set-up. The special election angle? Past special elections here have proven fairly conclusively that not always do the results accurately reflect the voters' wishes. The fervently pro or the fervently. »nti get out the vott while the remaining voters make an apathetic showing. Certainly, this 13 the voters' fault. But this seems lo be one case whereby the voter needs protection both from the vagaries of politics and from himself. B <ARK.) COURIER NEWS Wildly Vocal Leaders Hurt Unions' Cause There is a school of labor leaders which deliberately practices vocal irresponsibility as a. tactic of industrial warfare. The belief is that the wild charge is good propaganda ammunition, that it increases prbssure on employers, and therefore heightens union bargaining power. Sometimes this may be HO. But the question arises: Is the possible gain to workers not offset by harm to the in- tfcgrity of union leadership, and by the broad encouragement of irresponsibility amonjr the union rank and file? Look, for instance, at the^videspread Philadelphia transport strike. Michael J. Quill, international head of the transport workers' union, labeled it a "crime against the local's membership and the riding public," and the work of a "howling mob." Apparently Quill correctly ascribed the strike to a highly vocal minority. But he seems to miss the rc-al point of this rebellion by a fourth of the local membership. It is this: If you indulge in irresponsible verbal explosions, as Quill does, and if you act irresponsibly, as Quill occasionally has done, then you naturally are going to find numerous imitators among your following- In other words, he is reaping 11) e harvest he himself has sown. Thcre'ia no little irony in the picture of the ranting union boss decrying the howling mob. He may be thoroughly sincere in deploring the Philadelphia strike, but that is beside the issue. The lesson for him here is not just that a union minority may now and then kick over' the traces- it is that the rank and file of unions are more likely to behave wildly when their leaders talk and act wildly. The Philadelphia incident suggests these practices have-gone far enough. And the way to reverse the trend is for Quill^and others of the wild-shouting schooT;^ simmer down a»d conduct their labor,: affairs like responsible men. IWfey set a decent example, their mem&qrlhip will copy it, and the public appraisal of labor union disputes, now so badly confused by cross currents of propaganda, will be vastly aided. "* 'It -seems doubtful indeed that in such a sane atmosphere the union cause will suffer more than it does today from its free-wheeling propagandists. Views of OthersT New Trends It Is reported that unloiu are secretly start- Ing to buy corporation common stocks. According to The Wall Street Journal, local unions particularly have been Investing mutual fund shares as a means of providing higher Income and hedging against inflation. The Journal anticipates that national unions, with greater funds to work with, will soon begin to emulate the locals. Most union funds heretofore have gone into government bonds. . Though union officials are reluctnrjt to have this new trend generally known, the practice may prove a stabilizing factor In the American economy. Justifiably the unions have been mainly Investing In mutual shares Instead of stocks ot one company — In order not to prejudice contract bargaining and possibly decisions to strike involving corporations concerned. Whether union funds, representing pension surpluses or revenue 'from dues, get into coriwratton financing directly or Indirectly, the act o'f investing gives unions a tangible stake In American capilalljin. There have been Instances In the past where unions have bought so heavily into enterprises as lo becoming the controlling factor. In such event however, they shed their union roles and become capitalistic entrepreneurs. —Gastonia (N. C.) Gazette. SO THEY SAY In Pakistan the religious urge Is too great to »llow any effective movement toward Communism, which Is Godless. — Mohammed All. Pakistan ambassador to the U. S. * * * Not since the Invention of the printing press has a new means of communication been created that offers the opportunities for advancing education. — Former Defense Moblltzcr Charles E. Wilson, speaking about television. , * * ' + TV has lakcn ils place In the world. It's afnaz- ing to think that every expression on my face Is being vicucri by millions. — British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. » « * Mere man Is unable to fashion the siiperbraln required lo travel hundreds of miles at sviper- *peeds, requiring super-alertness and super-judgment. — Safety expert Paul Blnisdell, discussing super-speed autos find highways. How to Lose Friends and Disgust Peter fdson's Washington Column — Ike Has Nearly 25 Top Posts To Fill on Independent Staffs WASHINGTON — (NEA)~ P •- ---• ,..».-..,— * *<_o- \u>. npiJUtilldlCIlL 01 WllSOn Ij dent-elect Dwlght p. Eisenhower Towmend (B) to Ex-Im's board will have not mille 25 top positions •--- wil have not qulle 25 top posiltons has not been confirmed by Con to fill immediately out of about 100 gross. places on the most important independent commissions, boards aiuL agencies below cabinet rank, new ad- have four. shows 11 actual vacancies lo fill, eight resignations definitely submitted, with a few others expected, nnd four appointments as yet un- .confirmed by the Senate. Ike may ' a chance lo replace these Of approximately 90 of these jobs now filled, 65 are held by Democrats, 25 by Republicans, five by independents. To replace a majority of the positions now held by Democrals, It will be necessary In most cases for the Eisenhower admlnislralion lo wait until terms expire. For if a member of an Independent commission wants to hang on to his job, he can usually do it. This Is the way the lop job situation lines up today: Chairman Gordon Dean (D) may resign his chairmanship. His term as commissioner expires in June, 1053, There is one AEC vacancy which Elsenhower could fill now with a new head. Civil Aeronautics Board — One vacancy for Eisenhower lo fill with a Republican. Present Chairman Oswald Ryan Is a Republican. Civil Service Commission—Three probable vacancies. Chairman Robert Ramspcck has resigned. Prances Perkins (D) and James D. Mitchell <H> are both expected to resign. Council of Economic Advisers— pected. rs- One vacancy coming up. Chairman (D). Appointment of Wilson Economic Stabilizer DLSalle Resigned Economic Stabilization Agency- Director Mike DiSalle, Price Director Joseph II. Freehill and Rent Director James M. Henderson (all Democrats) have resigned. There are two possible 1'acancies on Wage Stabilization Board but the four present public members intend to stay on the jab till their dog dies In the spring. Federal Communications Corn- mission—Chairman Paul A. Walker (D) has given no indication he will resign before his term expires in June, 1955. Eugene H. Merrill ID) has a recess' appointment as yet unconfirmed by the Senate. This gives Eisenhower a chance to send up a substitute appointment and name him chairman. Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. —The terms of Chairman Maple T. Hnrle (D) and H. Earl Ccok (R) run to 1957. Preston Delano's term as comptroller of currency runs lill October, 1953, so he could stay on FDIC that long. If he resigns, it would create an FDIC vacancy. Federal Power Commission — Chairman Thomas C. Buchanan (D) was given a recess appointment last June but it is as yet unconfirmed. That gives Ike a chance lo fill another job here. Federal Maritime Board — One vacancy to fill due to Admiral Cochran's resignation. Federal Trade Commission — James M. Mead (D) will resign as chairman, but hold his job as commissioner till 1055. The term of John Carson <Ind. R) expired In September, so thai leaves a vacan- new appointee as chairman. Federal Reserve Board — No vacancies and no resignations ex. Housing and Home Finance - & "i" —,.«...,.„.* imusiii'.? ana Home Finance ^^^L:°!.±!^±L» *«««* -, Pr ' 5Cnl -Mers oTlhe (hree top Jobs have given no Indi- Clnrk (R) have not announced their Bank — The plnns. Export-Import chairmanship is vacant, caused by Ihc resignation of Herbert Gaston cation whether Ihev will resign. They are Administrator Raymond H. Polcy, Public Housing Commissioner John E. Egan and Federal Housing Commissioner Walter S. Green. Home Loan Bank Board—First vacancy will be expiration of term for Kcnnelh G. Heisler (D) in June, 1953. / Larson Stays On To Break In Successor • General Services Administralion — Jesse Larson (D) will resign Jan. 20, but will stay on to break in his successor, Interslate Commerce- Commission-Two vacancies. The lerms of William E. Lee (R) and William J. Patlerson (Ind.) expired Dec. 31, but-'they-continue to serve (ill their successors are named. The term of J. Haden. Alldredge (D) as chairman runs till May, 1953. Reconstruction Finance Corporation—One, maybe two vacancies. Chairman Donald C. Cook (D) serves as chairman at the pleasure of the President and Is expected to resign, though he has not announced it. Commissioner J. Howard Rossback (D) was given a recess appointment- If Congress doesn't confirm by Feb. 10, he's oul. Tariff Commission—Two Republican vacancies caused by Ihe death of John Gregg and relire- yient of Dr. E. Dana Dlirand. The President has Ihe right to name chairman and vice chairman, so those jobs, now held by Oscar B Ryder and Lynn W. Edminster, may change. Tennessee Valley Authority—The TVA law says its directors shall not be political appointees and only Congress can fire them by -joint resolution. The first-vacancy will come (n 1954, when the. term of Chairman Gordon Clapp (Ind.) expires. National Labor Relations Hoard — No vacancies and no resignations expected. .Chairman Paul Herzog is a Democral, . but he worked under Dewey in New York. First vacancy come In De- cember, 1954, when the term of Paul L. Styles (Ind.) expires. Veterans' Administralion — Gen. Carl R. Gray, Jr., wants to stay on as administrator. He is counting on his past service as chief of transportation for Ike in Europe to hold his job for him. Sunday School Lesson — »y \\ K. Gilrnj. l». I). Written for Mi A Service Every now nnd then one has occasion to see how deeply the common, or even prevalent. Ideas uf characlcr and conduct differ from what Jesus of Nazareth tailgh.t and exemplified In His own life. We hear a man spoken of as a "good hater" as It this were a commendation; and a man, a race, or a nation is spoken of ns "proud." What did Jesus mean by Ivumil- ily? And uhat, if any, arc Us limitations! There Li no doubt that Jesus did leach humility and that He found it so hard to" instill the lesson of it into Mis disciples that He stooped to incnhl tasks such as washing their feet lo make Ihc tcs- fan plain. What does it mean to be humble? \Vc know that H docs not mean the obsequiousness thai ever since the days of Charles Dickens has been symbolized in his notorious character, Uri.xh Heep. H mlRhi be said that a person who is truly humble never grovels or makes a parade or profession of Us humility. »c ran y bc non( , tl)c less mimule because he stands erect has a keen sense ot his integrity rl life and purpose ami puts a proper J' n i" c . " po . n mms «" »s a person and individual Jtsus stressed this value of the individual as much as he stressed the need of humility. True humility is not In any sense self-depreciation. - I think It might be said that when people are proud they arc usually proud ot the wrong lhin»s. Tlic-y are proud of their birth. It is a fortunate thing for them to have been born Into a ereat or Rood family but, after all. it 1s a fortu- nale circumstance with'which they had nothing to do. They may be proud of Hie wealth which they had no part In creating. They may bo proud of their citizenship In a tree country. Being born to citizenship Is a fortunate thing, but It is not of their ow nachieve- bul it Is not of their own achicvo- a more obvious matter of choice, might possibly have more ground for pride. On the other hand, there is surely Just nnd re.isonaolo pride in seeking to live worthily of a great heritage of birth or wealth; and a just and .reasonable pride of citizenship if one is striving worthily lo serve one's country and one's followmen In all the-\vays that duty demands | of a citljen, and that privilege 1 makes possible, The essence of true humility Is teachableness And this .finds .Us manifestation as much In secular life as in religious experience. It is Illustrated In the scientist, or philosopher, to whom a know-it-all attitude is fatal so far as the quest of further knowledge is concerned. The humility of an open, expectant mind underlies all progress, even where strong conviction guides tfie way. Bo, in Ihe life of the soul Hie humble open mind and heart are flic gateway to the knowledge of God and the discovery of His nlll. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Versatility Makes Bridge Champion Ry OS WA I,I> J A COB Y Wrillen for XF.,\ Service Bridge experts are a versatile group, so I wasn't especially surprised when my friend. Albert itorehead, recently brought out a book of crossword puzzles. They are good puzzles, to be sure, bul I will probably continue to think of primarily as a first- class bridge player and bridge writer. fn .today's hand, Morehead's skill as a player is demonslraled. when West opened Ihe queen of diamonds, against Morehead's log- JAN. M, l»f» Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD -(NBA)- Exclusively Yours: Like the first Al Jolson film, "The Grace Moore Story" will leave Hollywood with a chance far a sequel. The Warner film, now shooting with Kulhryn Grayson as Grace, tnkes her only as far as her operatic debut — skipping her marriage to Valentin Parcra and movie stardom. The opera star's temperament kept- the sparks flying during her movie reign. Was she the some Hery Grace during.the years Kalh- ryn 1 plays her? Kathryn answered the question for me with: "All I can say to that Is WOW!" Dark-tressed Kathryn is getting a weekly bleach job (o play the lark and goes to the same hairdresser Grace Imd when she slarred In "One Night of Love." John Wayne, taking the affirmative side of the "Should-there- ue-vlolerice-m-mavies?" debute: "I don't think It's wise to make a picture without action. I'm for as much violence as I can get by with. It's easy to arouse emotion with violence — anil that's what movie-makers are supposed to do to an audience." James and Pamela Mason will soon be hurting a lawsuit at the English woman who 'succeeded leal contract of four hearts, he resisted the temptation to cover with dummy's king. Such a play would, of course, establish dummy's ten ,of diamonds. The trouble was, however, that East would immediately switch to clubs after winning the first trick with the nee of dia- nonds. The defenders would thereupon take three club tricks to set the contract Immediately. When Morchead played a low diamond from the dummy at the first trick East naturally played a Pamela as Mrs. Roy Kelllno. They'll claim she made off with all the furniture from their English farmhouse. Torchlight Procession Arlenc D.ihl Is readying a nightclub acl. I thought she had one. What ,else could you call her glitter - &fn smooching with Fernando Lamas? . . , The torch that Henchman George Sore! is carry- Ing for Lana Turner could light up Mammoth Cave. Lana won't accept his phone calls and he's screaming u la l some of her pals poisoned her mind against him. The Lawrence Tlbbetis spiked the separation rumors. It's Larry Jr., and his bride who are splitting up. . . . Now It's Jeanne Craln going In for the sexy g !ttmor treatment. . . . Rock Hudson and Sharman Douglas discovered each other in -Denver, il,- st stop on hls personal - appearance lour with Lawless Breed." Doris Dayn^Tidlng the big Hollywood bickering about movie queens looking like the girl next door. She's wearing buckskin panls for "Calamity Jane" — and looks like the BOY next door. "But I'm having a ball," -she jrinned. "I'm-the tomboy type." Doris spins a revolver and cracis a bullwhip in the film when she isn't romancing with Howard Keel • But with Keel in buckskin pants too, maybe, tor their love scenes' Doris should wear a sign on her back, reading: 'I'm the GIRL." NORTH 23 I 9Z « K 1073 EAST WEST A 10543 V854 » QS + A Q 8 7 SOUTH (D) A AK J96 » AK.103 # J + K'6 3 North-South vul \Vcst North Pass 1 N.T. Pass 3 y Pass Pass A98542 South 1 A 2V 4 V East Pass Pass Pass' Opening lead—• Q low diamond from his hand. He assumed lhat his partner was lead- from diamonds headed by the queen and jack, and East't even sure that South would follow suit to the first trick. East could have been :i hero by playing the ace of diamonds, anyway, but i, e cannot be blamed for failing to make this miraculous play. After West won the first trick with the queen of diamonds, no further defense could defeat the contract. West actually shifted to i trump, as good a defense as any, whereupon Morehead drew three rounds of trumps ending in dummy. He then led the king of diamonds from dummy, ruffingr out East's ace. ' It was now simple lo discard one club on the ten of diamonds, run five spades in order to dis- cnrd all the clubs from dummy, and ruff a club in dummy. Morc- icad Ihus won u tricks instead of being set one. Bob Hope's words about Dean 'nrfin and Jerry Lewis at the Adolph Zuker birthday party are still getting industry howls. "Dean and Jerry,'/ Bob dead - panned •bring a lot of happiness lo a lot of people. Not me, but people. They have one quality lhat annoys me—talenl." Marilyn -Maxwell and U-I -are ' talking about a big conlract for her. Only'hitch: The studio wants nn anti-TV clause. . . . Alan Ladd's being paged by Alex Korda to star in "Forty-Five," the story of an American gangsler who hides out in an English village. '5 Years Ago \ In Blytheville — Tile Good Cilteens club of the third grade of Central School has elected John. White, president, Gerald Blomeyer, vice-president Dan Caldwell,' secretary and Sam Milli- cnn, treasurer. ,' MrSj T. H. Haynes .entertained members of the Thursday Rook club at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Russell Farr. Members of the Red Pepper Club held a social meeting Thursday afternoon and were entertained with a musical program by Martha Stevens, Wynetlc Sheppard and Bonnie Jean Buchanan. Miss Sarah Trotter 'postcards that relatives she located alter a family tree study must have fallen o(T an upper Ijmb in childhood and she's on h'er way back ' Mineral Kingdom Answer to Previous Puzils HORIZONTAL 3 Drugs 1 Whitish metal "ringing 4 Mineral used . l°T" u J."f s for fuel 2?J aIe ,J : . hl S,T B Precious metal i£ eral £ lc fil i ct IOTV.T !-,i u - 6 Worshipped 12Meal-bearing 7GirVs vv rock 13 Book- of rubrics 14 Exchange ' premium 15 Swab nickname SChafes 8 Curved molding 10 Lithuanian coins .__.,„„ coins z/.rastors IB Small clouds u Cheap ,lodging28 Continent 18 Tennis shoe 20 Colic 21 City in Yugoslavia 22 Sea eagles 24 Cooking ' vessels 26 Arabian gulf 27 Male 30 Mineral building block 32 Shade of red 34 Reposes 35 Astronomy muse 36 Distress signal 37 Bel low 39 Prevaricator 40 Puts on 41 Footlike part 42 Citrus fruit 45 Went sledding 49 Things left out 51 First woman' SZEat 53 Let it stand 54 Steal 55 Summers (Fr.) 56 Essential being 57 Place VERTICAL 1 Male cats 2 Mineral used lo maVe sleel house (slang) 29 Close 17 Main meal 31 Dress of the day protectors 19 Corridor 41 Mucilage 42 Vein of mineral- bearing rock 43 Give forth 44 Excavate for minerals 23 Happen again 38 Broad 24 Go by . neckties 25 Norwegian 33 Chest rattles 46 Units capital 40 Prescribed portions 47 Cry of Bacchanals 48 Obligation 50 Verb suffix

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