The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 24, 1953 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 24, 1953
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FAOB FOUR THE BLYTHEYILLS COURIER HEWS tfrf COURIER HKWB OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAIHES, Assist out Publkher 'A. A. rREtmiCKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bol* National Advertising Representative*: W»ll»c* Wllmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered PS Kcond class matter at the post- offlc* at Blytherflle, Arkansas, under act of Con- KTCU, October », 19V!, Mernber at The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrfei In the citv ol Blythevllle or »nj suburban town where carrier service !i main* tallied. 25c per week. By mall, within R rfidtUE ol 50 miles, 15.00 per year, J2.6Q for six months $1.25 for Ihree months; by moll outside 50 mile zone, 11290 per year payable In Bdvence, Meditations And the ffiigel of Die Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lard Is with Miee, Ihoii mighty man of valour! — Judges G;12. * * * Take courage. H ts sweet to talk with God; we walk In the wilderness today and in the promised land tomorrow, — Dwlght L. Moody. 'Barbs The longest days of the year are over now — those the kids spent waiting for Santa Clous, + * '* You only feel (vorsc when you constantly lalk abpuf your colrt, sajs a doctor. And, unyivay. It's better (o ketp II (o yourself. . ' '* * « Where can you find a place that's better than home, sweet home — If It's kept homelike? ''.'.'* * •* A doctpr says Ihat'slow moving |tcn|ile live the longtst. We'll bcl on a hundred years for some of the folks ivlio drive in front of u». * * * A.valuable cat was stolen from a millionaire's apartment. Docs that come U'ider the head of a fellny. Arkansas' Inaugural Float Wgs Sorry Advertising We hope the Brooklyn"pi-ess agent , who apparently designed the Arkansas fjpat in the inaugural parade chokes on ,->. his:pay, for that job. ' ' •' Whoever; designed that float may not have (jeeri frorp Brooklyn; lie'rtiny have hailed from the Bronx of Penob- scoi, Me., or Palm Bench, Fla. At any rate, lib wasn't from Arkansas, we'll wager. Np true Arkanaan would have come tip \vith 'such a ridiculous — and ridiculing — idea. It was quite n float. Most of it was covered by an assortment of hillbilly singers. One news wire service reported frankly that the 'hillbillies' singing (and we use the word advisedly) came out of the float's PA system as u series of unintelligible squawlis. (We have $ews for thai reporter all hillbilly singing comes out of anything, sounding that way. But we stray from the subject at hand. . .} On the back of the float was a large book, with the inscription "It's in the Book." This was explained by another inscription: "177,000 Right votes." Apparently this referred to Republican votes cast in Arkansas in the general election last year. Aside from being a feeble attempt at reaching for some crumbs of patronage, we fail to see bow the Arkansas float's theme tied in with the inauguration ceremonies. The hillbilly anglt was crude and tin- funny and counter to all efforts by the state to show the rest of the nation that it is something other than 1,900,000 bare-footed yokels bounded on all sides by untamed razorback hogs. The "177,000 Right Votes" angle was both in t-xceedingly bad taste and completely pointless. If the float designers will recall, Arkansas went Democratic in the presidential election, and the state's 11 electoral votes were of no help to .the gentleman sworn in as president. For that matter, the float entered by our neighbor state, Missouri, failed to stay free of political vindictiveness. The mink coats worn by th'e half-dozen girls on the Missouri float could have been left off. We were sorry to see ihese two states exhibit such poor taste on an occasion calling for a theme of unity rather than political caterwauling. Oh yes. On the Arkansas float there also appeared the alleged theme: "Land of Opportunity." A sizeable number of as they struggled vainly to connect this spectators must have been sore puzzled with ths float itself. iR (ARK.) COURIRK NKTTS Dulles, Stassen Must Spur Europe Back to Unity General Eisenhower's plan to send his new Secretary of State John Poster Dulles, and Harold Slassen, the now Mutual Security administrator, to Europe is a wise first step, it will aid the new administration in orienting itself (juick- ly to an apparently deteriorating European defense situation. ft ought to offer stout re-assurance to our friends in Europe that the ICiscn- howcr team's determination to devote more time to the problems of Asia does not mean it intends to neglect Europe. We need to understand fully the forces at work in Europe. As military entitles the separate nations of that continent have been dead for a long time, and they know it. Thai is why they have sought safety in unity, and in alliance with America. The realistic Europeans appreciate, loo, that their various countries cannot for much Jongor go tlieir at-parate ways economically and politically. In R world where only a concerted strength counts, their fragmented power seems almost like no power at all. Forward-looking leaders have pushed and driven these nations to make remarkable strides toward an all-embracing continental unity. Hut in all 'lands there persists a reluctance to lake those last crucial -steps, like drawing Western Germany into a European defense community or setting up an effective European political assembly. Naturally this feeling crystallizes'in firm opposition, opposition that cap- not steadily be ignored. When the enlightened leaders pressed too hard, oi« reach too far forward,, they find themselves compelled to ease up or step back. That is the meaning of German Chancellor Adenauer's sudden call for i? . defense treaty revisions. He has not overnight become a foe of unified defense; he is simply trying to placate internal opposition. That is also part of Hie meaning of Rene Mayer's coming to power in Frftiicfc.iMa.vcr could form a government only by promising treaty changes which would win the backing of 81 followers of nationalist General dc Gaulle. He had to drop Robert Sc"lu:man, the r e ;x 1 French architect of European unity proposals. Neither in Germany nor France art; the present Icachrs turning iigainst defense unity- They are accommodating themselves to nationalistic protest. .But thei-fc is nevertheless grave danger in this new course of events. France," especially, is now seek revision of the European .defense treaty. The- risk is that in achieving change the interested powers may bog down interminably in the delays of new negotiation. What Dulles and Stassen must do, with nil the delicateness of a masterful diplomacy, is to try to spur Europe through this new difficulty as .swiftly as possible. For any serious delay, any loss of resolve to attain unity, will assist only the potential enemy that sits in the Kremlin. Views of Others Backward, Oh Backward The Nevada (Mo.) Mall published an Interesting little feature by Ken Postletluvalte the other day predicting, at tenst by Implication, the return of the'Stutz Bearcat. The article backed up Its prophecy with the fact that the Amelrcan automobile has now gone Iho full cycle" from wire wheels and thus it could be only a question of time until running boards were hack anrt heart- lights were "stuck right out In plain sight." We have noted this trend ourselves, particularly In the wheel field. Not only do some of the newer models have wire wheels, but there Is a popular push In certain other models, particularly of two expensive brands, to 'put the spare tire back where it used to be, right out In plain sight on the rear end of the horseless carriage. This Incongruity In the age of the Jet mlglit be frowned upon by those who consider streamlining (he utmost In design. But for some reason or other those wire wheels and rear-ewd spares look pretty snazzy to us and we herewith offer » gentle hope that the trend continues. Now let's see — where did we put that coonskin coAt of ours the day we came home from the last Arkansas-Hendrlx game? —Little Rock Arkansas Gazette. SO THEY SAY The last time I remember lying flat on my back, 1 had the "Brown Bomber" (Joe Louts) look- Ing at me Instead of this gorgeous blonde. You can bet your life this Is much nicer. — Ex-fight- •r Max!* Ufcer La a TV pU^. SATURDAY, JAW. «, y S-s-s-steady,.l-lke!"' HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Cilia de Havilland and Jpnn Fonlaine on the screen together tor the first time? Hollywood wasn't big enough or the two feu din 1 and fussln' els- crs until they burled the hatchet Lester Cowan Is persuasive ecenlly, and now, If producer enough, they may do a scene together in "Prom Main Street to Broadway." Cowan la currently combing the Iterary woodpiles for material and answers rumors that Olivia s holding up production by being 'difficult" with: "She's been very cooperative. The delay In filming her scene bolls down to finding the right material for her or for Olivia and Joan together. We've discarded a number, of Ideas, Including a scene 'rom 'Romeo and Juliet., " Hollywood legal wizards are tell- ng actor clients that the 18-month ax exemption law lor Americans forking abroad will be changed lext month. Only $25,000 of any icrson's Income outside the U.S. earnings will be tax exompt—the rest will be subject to standard tax aws.-If the limitation Is applied, a lumber of top stars now In Europe will wak eup screaming. A Hollywood producer wa» ap- Peter ft/son's Washington Column — -The Should Do This' Is Refrain Hauntingly Voiced on All Sides iroached by someone close to Bette Davis on the Idea of costarring Bette and Tallulah Bankhead In, B movie. Then he con- nited Tallulah. Her answer was a big "NO." Three's A Crowd If there's a feud between Betty Irable and Marilyn Monroe, the ilrls will have to forget it. They're loth slated for Pox's "How to .tarry a Millionaire," with Lauren Bacall as the Ihlrd co-star. WASHINGTON — (NBA)—Pres- Ident-to-be Dwight D. Eisenhower Is getting more unsolicited advice on tiow to run the country than any U. S. chief executive ever got before. Everybody — except perhaps Ike himself — thinks he knows just exactly what ought to be done. This Indicates that lobbying .in Peter Edxm the . comlKfi • ad- nlnislration may be particularly heayy. It has dropped of! consid- rably in Ihe last six months. The lew congressional report on reg- slered lobbyists' activities Is thinner thnn usual, with fewer than 700 entries. The reason Is simple. Nobody :an get anything out of a dead chick. Bijt here is a fat now goose to be hung on the rnok. Some people seem to think the picking Is going to be good. To President Eisenhower this presents a special handicap. He cnn't sallsfy everybody. Anyone whose advice lie doesn't follow on Korea, Stalin, taxes, foreign trade or foreign aid, farm or power pol- cy, price controls, labor Icglsla- :lon or the gold standard Is going to feel let down. Everybody expects so much. That adds to the trouble. "For the first time In two decades," says the First National Bank of .Boston News Letter, 'American business will enjoy a favorable political .climate under the Incoming administration in Washington." Donald F. Carpenter of the Du Pont company adds a wnrntng to this which may or may not be heeded. "It Is now time for us to show our statesmanship." he says, speaking of the new opportunity for American business executives. "We must not change from the hunted animal to the devouring beast. Rather, we must errierjje from behind the sree confident that we will not be fired on by the first government agency that spots us. We must quietly, sincerely and energetically carry on our duties like the true domesticated animal — the beast of burden if you like, but the servant of our couEjlry." Business Leaders Don't Agree on Means The Important point here is that there are divergent views among business .leaders on what ought to he done'. Take the favorite old~Re- publlcari Issue of the tariff: The Detroit Board of Commerce has come out for the complete re- movnl of all tariffs and the adoption of a free-trade policy. Head of this group 13 John S. Cotcman, president of Burroughs Adding Machine. On the other hand, the American Tariff League resolutions declare that "The tariff is universally admitted to be the fairest, most equitable and most liberal method of trade regulation .... The President should formally advise foreign nations .... all U. S. tariff concessions negotiated in trade agreements with other countries are subject to withdrawal or modification. . . ." Three of the most powerful organizations In the U. S. — the American Bar Association, the • American Medical Association and the National Association of Manufacturers — are now ready to give Ihelr support to a proposed constitutional amendment limiting tax rates to a maximum of 25 per cent of income. Edward A. Rumley's Committee for Conslitutionnl Government, which has been pushing this idea for 14 years, says success Is within reach ttiis year. Adoption of this amendment might be the most serious handicap that could be jlven the Elsenhower administration In Its drive to balance the budget. Yet there are plenty of pressure groups that are ready to ram a tax limitation law down El- senhower's throat. Advice Comes From Wllhin his Party, Too The effort to Influence Ike comes not only from outside, private groups, but from within his own administration. Senate Majority Leader Robert A. Taft's remark about putting, the country back on the road it abandoned 20 years ago has teen widely quoted. House Speaker Joseph A. Martin's first speech called for restoring to Congress Its full prestiEc. Coupled with Senator Taft's remark, this has been taken as nn indication that the congressional leaders will set the policies for the new administration. The U. S. Chamber of Commerce has been building up this belief. Its Washington report says the national chamber has arranged more than 22 meetings between businessmen and groups of new congressmen. At these meetings Ihe lawmakers were impressed with the business views on such topics as "taxes, budget balancing, economic controls and the future of the Taft-Hartley la\v." The pressure comes from abroad. While Winston Churchill's visit with General Eisenhower was plugged as a meeting between old friends, the British prime minister's New York press conference was as shrewd a bit ot British propaganda as has ever been planted in America. The French premier would' like to come to America. There will be others in a parade of celebrities reminiscent of war times. ^ The success of Eisenhower's ad ministration may be the degree that he can steer his own ship of stnte and not allow others to stee: It for him. the Doctor Says— By K1MVIN P JORDAN. M.U. , Written for NKA Service We have all heard the expression "It almost frightened me to death," or "it scared the life out of me." The oliVlous fact thai people who say this nrc alive and usually well is n good 'sign that fright does not often kill. A severe fright can certainly cause a lot of distress, however. The question as to whether it can ever cause death has recently been raised again in an Interesting article In one of our leading medical journals. The discussion revolved around the case of a young woimn who hnd had attacks o,f smothering sensations, palpitation, of the heart, weakness and other peculiar symptoms oft and on for a period of two years. At llrsl, nothing could be found to account for these attacks. Finally, while she was b«Inj given a test of the heart, she became alarmed by a box put in front of her containing pills and her heart started to beat more rapidly in short bursts. At the snme time she complained of the same symptoms \vhlch she had had periodically over the past two years. She did not die of Ibis experience, Iml Ihe dorlors ruiirludcd that In a person who had certain kinds o! heart disease it might be possible for a severe ( fright to cause death. Tn discussing this problem the subject of "Voodoo deaths" naturally comes up. Apparently, this Hin4 «< deilii from (right really occurs following "hexing" by a "medicine man" or by "black magic." An Intereslintr example of this kind was described some time ngo: "A young Negro on a Journey lodged in a friend's house for the night. The friend had prepared for their breakfast a wild hen, a food strictly banned by a rule which must be inviolably observed by the 'mmnlure. "The young . fellow demanded whether It was Indeed a wild hen, and when the host answered 'No,' he nte of It heartily and proceeded on his way. Host Told Secret "A few years 'later, when the two met again, the old friend asked the younger man If he would cat a wild hen. He answered that he had been solemnly charged by n wizard not to eat that food. Thereupon the host began to laugh mid nsked him why he refused It now niter having eaten tt at his table before. "On hearing this news the Negro Immediately begun to tremble, so greatly was he possessed by ,f<!ar. nnd in less than 24 hours was dcnd." While it is ititore.stin^r to Mudy the possibility thai the common expressions quoted at the beginning of Ibis column may have some bnsls In fact, the chances ol being truly "frightened to death' | ure so unlikoly that for'nil practl j cal purposes \ve can forget about \ JACOBY ON BRIDGE Wave Your Trump; Cause Excitement By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service I am reliably Informed that the way to excite a bull Is to wave y. red flag under its nose. Whether or not this ts true, I can assure the doubting world that the way to ex- NORTH AKQ8 V AQ83 * 1097 * A 73 Zl WEST A 53 V J 0 6 4 2 » K64 ,*QJ 10 EAST * AJ9 V 107 * 832 *K9652 SOUTH (D) A 107642 VK5 » A <3 J 5 South Pass I A 4 A North-South vul. Weil North Eul Piss I V Pass 2 A Pass mng lead—*C) Pass Pass Pass Erskine Jo/inson IN HOLLYWOOD t klddh* "Road" Vivien Leljh wanting to do with Bob Hope and Blng Crosby Loretta Young Is still saying no to the national magaiina editor who offered her a mint to wrtt* her llfo story. Th« same editor sent out one of his top wrlien to collaborate with Loretta a lew years ago and got a tongue-huh. mg from her tor not taking her ait her word. Wild Cornel Reason Cornel Wilds obatwed agents was that he tried to reach his high - powered 10 percenter three times by telephone and WM given a runaround by a private secretary. Cornel was wlldl Lana Turner Isn't over HUM dizzy spells. Leaving the recent tennis matches with Lei Barker sh» fell three times while the crowd gaped In amazement. • ^ Rod Cameron's medics have West opened the queen of clubs, and dummy won at once with the ace. South tried to get rid of his oslng clubs by running three top icnrls, but East cleverly foiled the llot by ruffing dummy's third leart with the nine of spades. This was a brilliant play, and ve should give'East credit for fine defense. If East discards instead club and can then afford to give of ruffing, South' can discard his up two trumps and one diamond. If East ruffs with the Jack, South naturally discards his losing clubs, and then loses still only two trump tricks and one diamond. When East ruffed with tl.c nine of spades. South didn't stop to reason. He. automatically overruffed with trie ten of spades. Declarer next went after the trumps, properly enough, using dummy's queen :o force out East's nee. East now continued his magnificent defense by underloading his sing of clubs to let his partner win Ihe second round of that suit with the ten. It wnsn't very hard for West to figure out what was expected of him. He led a fourth heart, and East was able-to'ruff with the jack of spades, thus making a second trump trick. The defenders now tlad three tricks altogether, and West was bound to win hj's king of diamonds ' evenftially to' set the contract. , South would have made his contract if he had not become excited by the possibility of overruffing. When East tufted with the nine" of spades, South should have discarded his losing club South wonid then need to guess how to play tiie trumps, but at least he would have a chance to make his contract Instead of being defeated automatically. changed their minds and h«'» beeo given the green light to leap back into action fl!ms. His next will b* for Eddie Small, "The Steel Lady." • . . Marvin Miller, typed M an Oriental menace, will play a O.8 gangster with Tony Curtis In TJ-I'» "Drifting." The locale of th« Mm: "is Orient. . . . Lloyd C. Dougla*' "The Big Fisherman" will b« th» third movie to utilize the mas»lv» sets and expensive wardrob* that •"« adding uj) to a $5,000,000 prifrj -Otfon cost on "Tha Robe." llCT chael Rennle will be ths «iw. George Sanderi hasn't ««d ttu script of "Duo," the picture h»'. about to do,opposite Ingrld Bertman for Roberto Rosselllnl. Tlvw, Is no script! • ^^ Cy Howard may not know H, but he won't be able to keep that "Miss Ruby Stevens" title on the telefilm series he's hatching for Gloria Qrahame. The monicker happens to be Barbara Stanwyck's real name and she doesn't like tha idea one penny's worth. T5 Years Ago ... In Blytheville — A son has been born to Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Hughes. He has been named Joseph Edward. : • The J. D. G. club met at tha home of Miss Bobby Ann Purvis and voted to have a candy sale at the ' school next week. ' Six Blytheville glove gladiators s emerged victorious last night in the * Chlckasaw Athletic Club-Courier ; News Golden Gloves district 'elinii- . : nations. They Were Richard Rob- ' erts, Atlas James, Billy Price," Gar- • thol Hyde, Sonny Lloyd, Aaron.' ' Byrd, Hugh Harbert and Babs Hob- ! erts. "Judge Boles, of the county bench; was a IHUe upset when he gave an offender the choice of 30 days in jail, or release in : the custody of his wife, and he '• chose jail. €) MEA • South Carolina Moon Answer to Previous Puzzle — — " "^^' ) A HORIZONTAL 3 For fear that 4 Land parcel 5 Chemical suffix 6 Pronounced bias Carolina Is 22 Indonesian of Mindanao' 24 Toward clt? a bridge player' is to wave a trump under his nose. Ninety-nine times out of a hundred he will overmff. As today's h/ind Indicates. Hie excited brfd'so player may live to resret his over- j ruff. I Whca today's baud was played, 1 South Carolina produces much pine lumber ^ It is one of the of the Solid South 13 Small space H Parentless 15 Courtesy title pronoun 16 Withdraw 11 Auricles ' 17 Harden 12 D!"* 18 Percent (ab.) 19 Capital of 20 Compass point South 21 Father 23 Hops' kilns 26 Its is near Ihe center of the state 30 Uncloses 34 Entire ' ' 35 Chemical substance 37 The dill 38 Meadows 40 Exude 42 African fly (var.) 43 Slow (music) •45 Of greatest courage 47 Against 49 Pronoun 50 Mimic 53 Short-napped fabric 55 Encountered 58 Distant 61 Philippic 64 Stay 65 Idolizes 66 Weed from 67 Masculine- appellation VERTICAL 1 Sweet potatoes 2 Great Lake 8 Cornish town (prefix) 9 Qualified 10Dcmonstrallve27On the ^Tendency sheltered side 50 Arrivals (ab.) 28 Scheme -Si Chick's call 2Q Malt 52 Girl's name beverage 54 Asterisk 31 Grafted (her.) 55 Female horse 32 Promontory 56 German riyel 33 Let it stand 57 Trial 21 Jumbled type 36 Russian 59 Rowing community implement 39 Station (ab.) SO Bind 41 Oriental porgy62 Artificial ----------- r _ 25 Health resort 44 Preposition language 26 Visit 46 Vermont (ab.) 63 Steal 17 26 Z7 M » « 50 S3 tf It 57-

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