The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 20, 1950 · Page 7
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 20, 1950
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SATURDAY, MAY 20, 1950 BLYTHEVILLE '(ARK.) 1 COURIER NEWS ' HAL BOYLE'S COLUMN Watch on Retirement Is N Too Little, Late' NEW YORK CAP)—Big wrrleJH rarely make you happy, it's the little day-to-day worries thnt really make life a pleasure. And one of the things I Tret about most often Ls just what I'll do If my fellow employes give me a golrt watch when I retire from work—26 ycar.s from now. This problem usually comes Into my mind every morning when the nlarm clock goes off. Here is' my daydream: I have reached the nge ol 65, and the boys at the office are throwing me a farewell part. Everbody has said a lot of nice thing.; and over the corner one of the younger fellow. 1 : ta remarking. "Look how gray he is—how long do yon think he'll lust?" and another is saying. "Well, I n«\ p er thought they'd be nble to pry old Boyle off the payroll." Time for Speech Tt U time now for the big speech by "tiie old man"—the head ol the firm. Actually he is a brisk young man of 19, as by then teen-agers wilt 'tis running the world. Rising and looking at a card Sn his hand to be sure he has my name right, the "old man" says: "Boyle, the place won't be the .same without you—but we'll do our best to carry on, and I have a feeling we'll be able to. In token of. your 41 years of hard work"—the sound of hollow laughter echoes nround the room—"1 want to give you this small remembrance from your fellow workers. Godspeed [" Walcli In a Ilox He then opens a box and hands me—a gold watch. Now right here is where my worry co:rcs in. What do I do? Do I accept the watch, tears running down h-iny aged eheek-s, nnd murmur bvck- * enly. "Gee, boys, it's too much. You shouldn't have done it." Or do T do what I know I'd .secretly like to—take the watch, hur 1 It out. the window, give n magnificent Bronx cheer, and stalk out I certainly hope I'd have the moral courage to do the latter. Perhaps that would start n trend toward giving men at retirement something more useful. Presenting them with a gold watch is like retiring a brewery horse to green pastures with a quart of oats and a set of new silver-plated horseshoes. They will have time enough on their hands without being further reminded of their age by a ticking watch. You might as well give them a hand-painted perpetual calendar. Who Needs One? This whole custom of "bon voyage" gifts at 65 needs to be adjusted to the facts of the Individual cose. If a man doesn't own a watch by then, why give him one nt a retime when he may not want 10 fril- Ijter away his -strength winding it? Perhaps he'd rather have a bus ticket to Florida."Or a lifetime pass to Yankee Stadium. Or a new hearing aid so he'll be better able to hear his wife's Interesting observations on the mistakes he made during his career. As for myself, all I want is a motor-propelled wheel chair and a subscription to the Police Gazette, A friend of mine downtown ha.s an even more interesting wish. "If they'll just gK'e me a race- haTse when I retire, I'll be satisfied," he said. "That'll give me a chance to win enough to come back nnd buy out the firm—and run It the. way I'd like to." But—please omit the gold watch. Or, better still, give it to me now, dollar rich, because of their natural resources. But simple health, education and welfare are luxuries for most of the people. Their new governments al v>i\m to start with TVA's. and go on from there. But their capacity to use this high technical development simply does not exist. That Is why it Is considered unwise to furnish more aid to Southeast Asia thv is no-x being proposed. MacKenzie Continued from page 4) foreign ministers, U.S. Secrclnrv of State Acheson, British Foreign Secretory Bevln nnd French Foreign Minister Schuman In their preliminary discussions of the At- lantlc Pact project, were optimistic about i(s workability. They expressed firm belief that preponderant resources of the Western world would allow it to set up strong enough defenses without halting economic progress. The Mason-Dlxon Line was surveyed in colonial times to establish boundaries betwcn lands granted to the peun and calvert families. Czechs Set 'Hate America' Drive FHANKFUF.T, Germany. Ma> 20. <AP)— A former UJS. Embassy press attache In Prague says Czechoslovakia Is staging a "liate America" campaiRii lor its youth, replete wilh ine.^s nssauH-s nntl vitriolic lectures. The former attache, T. J. Cro;k- elt ni Unionville, Conn., told reporters the Czech pre-'.s uses 50 pei cent ol ils space for "fantastic attacks on the United States." Crockett, who was expelled from C/i'chaslovakiu with about 40 other Americans in a forced reduction of the embassy staff, said the (Utaik-s center on such topics as "degenerate Jazz," racial problems and clothing styles. EDSON Continued Irom page 4) tlgns, "Communism—Nol Colonial- ism—Neverl" This was typical of the reception throughout the area. Local governments were extremely siik- 'picious of the English-speaking, though American, do-gooders. Native officials looked constantly for the catch in every offer of aid. If ^ tough conditions hud been demand- f crt. it is believed that local officials would have taken to lllf- hilt ami had no part in the deal. Viet Nam presented a special problem. The French are giving thr Viet invaluable mifitar< protection In the open, shooting war against Ho Chi Mlnh and the Communists, hut doing little to build up the country's economy. On the other hand, in a non-.shootins war which Is mostly noise, the Viet seem eager ~to do everylhlnv they can to hurt the French and drive them out of the country. Experts Arc Being Kfckctl Out Tills opposition to the old colonla: powers was also found st.-ong a- the British In Mahyn and Burma, ami against the Dutch tn Indonesia. European tcchnt-Hns frr> being kicked out as fast as possible. The result is that all these countries are desperately short o' top government administrators, doctors, farm experts. The big problem fn Viet Nani l^as round to be Increasing rice (production and fighting malaria Bud other tropical diseases, partic ularly in the rich Red River valley Heavy machinery for repair ol dykes and irrigation canals is also needed. In Burma, a shortage of skilled labor and too low government pav scales for technicians were founo to he an economic bottleneck. There Is also a need for hand tools and railroad shop equipment. Consideration was given to procuring them In Japan. Indonesia, on the other hand, had a surplus of skilled labor but a lack of organization for multi-shift operation and an inability to or- g.inize resources available. Rccom- nviidatlon has ben made (or revival -of the country medical service 'hat existed under Ihc Dutch prior to the war. the furnishing ol 10 mobile health units. All the countries ire potentially at Hughes... Famous Swim. Togs By Nylon Trunks BOXER STYLE Whit* cr Maroon 7 95 "II •• r* I rr Hawaiian Fish Hand Printed Cabana Set Gold or Whitt Splosh Stripes Seersucker Cabana Set Navy & While, Scarlet & While j 6 50 7 95 Other Swim Trunks As Low As 3.50 R,D. Hughes Co, - - - Yes Sir The Old Swimmin' Hole Is Open Congratulations to Green and the E POOL Swim Your Best In A Gift's Catalina Suit In Stock — Priced from WHITSITT'S ''Because You Like Smart Things" OPENING AWEEKIOa.m.-iOpm. 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