The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 2, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 2, 1954
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PAGE FOOT ^ iimi i mi inn "i i [••^^•^••••'•^•^••^^ THX BLYTHEVILLJE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS CO. ' H, W. HAINES, Publisher KARRY A, HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor FAOL D. HUMAN Advewising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: W»U*c« Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphi*. Entered *s second class matter at the post- office a* BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act ol Con- fr«tt, October S, 1917 Member of The Associated- Press • SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier is the city ol Btftheville or any tub«rban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year $2 50 for six months, $1.25 lor three months; t* mail ontside 50 mile xone, $1230 per year payable to adrance. Meditations Co Maaa*sei made Judah and th* inhabi-. teat* of Jerusalem io err, and to do worse than flhe heathen, whom th* Lord had destryoed trfore the children of Israel — H Chroiu 33:9. * * * • To se* and listen to she wicked is already fe« tosgiaaiag of wickedness. — Confucius. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST fl, 1954 Barbs Peopl* who always manage to keep busy to have te« least bad luck. A Met from. a male restored » Tennesse* ma»'i ipeeclL ft w«aMi b« arresting- to know A jnaid found $100 under a pillow ia. a mid- hot*l. Somebodr re&By was asleep. 1** dowalaH of k>t« of a«wly married couples M from *ryinjr *o keep up with the upkeep. Must Governor of This State Be a 'Politician?' Following Tuesday's preferential primary, a number of supporters of Gov. Francis Cherry shook their heads sadly and lamented the fact that he is not a "politician" in the commonly accepted sense of the word. We- fully expect the political wise- men of this area to chortle' heartily at ue for 'saying this, but — We're glad Gov. Cherry isn't a "poll- " ticiaii" of standard caliber. And this- i* one of the reasons we Kave elected to support him in his bid for a second term. Gov. Cherry's glaring fault, we have been told, is that he is "not diplomatic enough," that he lacks tact in dealing with the various tender feelings to be found so abundantly in the field of government and politics. So what ? Francis Cherry i* not a candidate for a job with the diplomatic corps. He is seeking a job that requires, if the welfare of the state is to be a prime consideration, considerable wrestling with problems which cannot be solved efficiently by appeasement, amelioration, back-scratching or log-rolling. The governor's office is one which, in past years, has been too-little ventilated by the fresh breeze of forthrightness and honesty. Forthrightness goes hand in hand with honesty and we do not feel that a lack of preoccupation with the •wiles of diplomacy necessarily brands a HWUR as incompetent. We can understand, however, the "political" reasoning involved. A high- level campaign almost forced Sen. John L. McClellan into a run-off with a slug' ging, kicking Sid McMath. Gov. Cherry also stood by his record while opponents engaged in the usual chipping away with generalities and misleading accusations. Tke voters, it seems, like a fight. And one preferably on a level with TV- type wrestling — grunts, groans, gri- macei and gore plus a set of mighty flexible rule*. This is a sad situation, but one that is unlikely to change. Why, then, a littk honest bluntness should be held against a man is beyond us. Most of the criticism of Gov. Cherry's lack of "political" diplomacy stems from hi« adamant stand on his 100 per cent assessment plan — a proposal which, »«-t to Einstein's theory of relativity and nuclear fission, is the most misund- •ratoofl proposition in the state today. (And about which we will have more to Ai we said earlier, we're glad Gov. Chtrry iin't the garden variety "politician". Thwe are many things this state *••<]«, and chief among them is a governor whoie actions will be motivated br forthrightnesg and honesty rather than political indebtedness and diplo- matk *HMok -talk. As Old as Time The Voice of American reports food riots in three provinces of Red China. They are are said to reflect bitter resentment over the system by which the Communist regime extorts about 80 per cent of Chinese farmers' output for shipment to Russia, in payment for goods and services ordered by Peiping from Moscow. This practice resembles, of course, the habits of the satellite Red governments in Eastern Europe. The Chinese, like the Eastern Europeans, have learned that the reward for alliance with the great Fatherland in Moscow is to have your economic substance drained off for the Kremlin's benefit. So this is what Prime Minister Nehru of India calls the "New China." Well, the particular individual suffering may be new. but the pattern of tyranny which produces it is as old as time. Wonder if the Indian leader had any thought for the sufferings of the ordinary Chinese when he recently walked along arm in arm with Chou En-lai. premier of China. Nehru professes to love Asiatics deeply, and says we of the West don't. But he was giving the clasp of friendship to one of the biggest butchers of Asiatic manhood the earth has ever seen. Highly Suspicious Comdr. Stephen King-Hall is a distinguished author and publicist, of impeccable anti-communism, who publishes the well-known National News Letter from 162 Buckingham Palace Rd., London, SWI. In a recent issue he has given a fairly typical overseas reaction to the McCarran act and the American attitude -toward foreign visitors, through a mythical conversation between a United States immigration officer and a late British visitor to American shores. American Official: Have you ever been to Russia? British visitor: Yes. AO: For what purpose? BV: To see Mr. Stalin. AO: Was it social or political visit BV: Political. AO: Were you then engaged in a joint activity with Stalin? BV: Yes, I was giving him all the help in my power. AO: Did he need this help? BV: Most urgently: AO: Do you consider that if you had refused to give him assistance his government might have collapsed? BV: Most probably. Have a cigar? AO: Not till this inquiry is over. Have you ever been a radical ? BV: Yes, in the early years of the 20th century. Later on, I changed my mind. AO: Do you support any form of government repungant to principle of the American way or life? BV: Yes. AO: Which form? BV: I am a strong believer in the monarchical principle. I believe in kings and especially queens. AO: You seem to be a very dubious character and you will have to go to Ellis Island while we check your file with MI-5 in Londan. What is your name and address? BV: Winston Churchill, 10-Downing St., London.—Des Moines Register. Empty Challenge We notice that one of our senators is saying that we have threatened so much and so long in Asia, giving notice time and again as to what we would do if we had to do it, that the people of that part of the world don't believe us any more. That might be true. It is certainly true of threats in general. One thing that a young mother learns as fast as she learns that babies like milk is that if she tells her child he wijl get a spanking the next time he does something, she'd better deliver that spanking or she will have him to deal with on the same grounds, and in a hurry. Also, teachers learn that it is bad psychology to tell a child that the next time he is late for school he will get so-and-so. Quite frequently there are ameliorating circumstances that next time. — The Laurel Leader-Call. SO THEY SAY The Reds very cleverly associated themselves in Asia with causes people believe in, but those who have come under the sway of communism are learning now that they bring the opposite of those ideals. Vice President Nixon. * ¥ ¥ '•The interpretation that some embassies want to give to the right asylum calls for justice. The Asylum must not serve as a refuge for ordinary criminals who are guilty of murders and thefts.— President Carloe Armas of Guatamala's ruling Junta. j* * * The federal government should withdraw from the gas tax for the most part and let the states assume entirely the task of building highways. The job would be done adequately and completely. —Nebraska'! Governor Crosby. 'YOU Calling ME Black—Why You . . .! Pttcr f e/son's Washington Co/urn FHA Chief Has Own "Barbecue Pit;' Easy Name for Pakistan's Envoy WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A group walked into Housing and Home Finance Administrator Albert M. Cole's office the other day for a conference. They noted mat since they had been there the last time, the place had been redecorated. Chartreuse carpet and drapes, dove gray walls, deep and luxuriously comfortable cordovan leather davenports and chairs, half a dozen neon indirect lighting fixtures going full blast on the ceiling, though it was a bright, sunny day and a couple of new air conditioners going full blast in the windows. "Looks like you got a Title One Federal Housing Agency loan for home modernisation," commented one of the visitors. "Where's the barbecue pit?" This was a dirty dig at the FHA scandals in granting government insurance on Title One loans for swimming" pools, tennis courts, barbecues and other luxuries. But Administrator Cole took the rib right in his stride, "The barbecue pit is up on Capitol Hill," he cracked. "I've been on the spit up there, turning slowly to a deep burn." Sir Zafrullah Kahn, foreign minister of Pakistan, has been in Washington for several weeks and a guest of honor at many diplomatic functions. At one of these affairs an American toastmaster was apologizing in advance for his inability to pronounce correctly the distinguished statesman's name. "Don't let it worry you," said the foreigh minister. "Just call me 'Mr. Pakistan.' " The real origin of the name for the social organization of 1952 Eisenhower presidential campaign headquarters workers — The Friendly Sons and Daughters of the Friends of Mr. and Mrs. Franklin Pierce—has at last been smoked out. The credit, it seems, should properly go to the late Bert Andrews, New York Herald-Tribune Washington correspondent for many years. During the 1948 campaign, Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr., then Republican National Committee chairman, was booked for a speech some place in the west. Bert Andrews asked him what he was going to talk about. Mr. Brownell replied that he hadn't prepared his speech yet, but would write it on the plane going out. Andrews suggested somewhat facetiously that he refer to the then current Democratic administration as the worst since Franklin Pierce. Mr. Brownell used the idea. He got sorrre letters of protest from Vermont, which was President Pierce's native state. Tom Stephens — then a Dewey campaign worker, now President Eisenhower's appointment secretary—heard about it. He thought up the idea for an organization to i honor President Pierce's memory. The gag was batted around Republican campaign headquarters in Washington in 1948, but after President Truman defeated Dewey so overwhelmingly, membership evaporated. Stephens revived it during the Eisenhower campaign, and it's now going strong. Air Force jet aircraft experts and guided missile people in the Army are becoming increasingly concerned over the toxic effects of jet and rocket exhaust gasses. There have been no deaths nor serious accidents from either source yet. Army Chemical Corps is running a research project on the problem at Edgewood, Md,. chemical training center . There is no broad danger to the general public, however. For by the time the flight exhaust gasses reach the ground, they are so diffused that they have no ill effects. It's the ground crews handling jets and missiles who must be protected. While President Eisenhower says that maximum responsibility for road building must be left to the states, and that they must be given the gasoline tax revenues to carry out this job, this wasn't the concensus of witnesses before Ohio Rep. J. Harry McGregor's Public Roads subcommittee earlier this year. More than half of those who expressed an opinion on this subject were against turning over gas tax revenues to the states. In general, the more populous states want this revenue. The less populous states, usually the larger western states with the longest road mileages, want Federal aid for highway construction and are willing to let the Federal government have most of the tax. Either way, it's the motorists who will ^V the bill. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) —Exclusively Yours: Marilyn Monroe's still telling all in a sizzling "This Is My Life" series in a London newspaper. The confessions, as told to Ben Hecht, reportedly were stopped by Fox studio attorneys after Chapter No. 2, but the 12th article in the series was just published. Hecht says the articles were sold to the London paper "without my knowledge or consent" and that he has since turned over all rights to Marilyn—"now it's up to her whether the series will be sold in the U. S. and then published in book form as we planned." Marilyn's last comment on the subject: "No comment-" homa" and Director Fred Zinneman's beaming: "She sings delightfully off-key." Irene Hervey will resume her career now that she and Alan Jones are divorcing. . .S. Z. "Cuddles" Sakall, fully recovered from a serious illness, is busy reading movie and TV scripts. . . .Boy Rogers and Dale Evans tried to adopt 13-year-old Marion Fleming, the Scotch orphan now visiting them. But the adoption laws of Scotland and a ruling that a child can't be separated from brothers and sisters prompted them to drop the idea. MAGGIE McNAMARA, the dish of "The Moon Is Blue," is still ailing in New York. At least two scripts at Fox are being held for her recovery. . .Lois Andrews, now married to an Army captain, is okay in Washington, D. C., after a stork date cancellation. French newspapers missed an exclusive when Bella ("Hell and High Water") Darvi quietly picked up her divorce from millionaire Alban Cavalade on her recent trip to Paris. Bella's more serious about still- undivorced-from-Peggy Lee Brad Dexter than movietowners guess. Pals of Bob Strauss, he won an Oscar nomination for "Stalag 17," are breaking easier. Doctors have informed him that his heart" attack wasn't organic and that he can continue his movie career without danger if he'll stop worrying. It may floor Guy Mitchell, her almost-ex, but there's a recording deal brewing for Jackie Laughery, a non-songstress up till now. Jack Webb, who has a public relations representative, is combing the woods for a press agent. GAIL RUSSELL'S reported to be ready for another sanitarium sojourn. . .Harry Richman's returning to the night-club spotlight, with new songs by Jay Livingston and Ray Evans. There's also talk of a big Richman film biography. If Debra Paget gets the green light from Fox, she'll star at the El Rancho Vegas in galloping dice- town. The act — the whole hoochy- koochy dance scissored to just a flash by censors in "Princess of the Nile." ; Gloria Grahame will do her own warbling as Ado Annie in "Okla- the Doctor Says— Written for N'EA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. ftl.D. A common ailment and one which is most difficult to treat successfully is the subject of today's first inquiry. Q—Can you give me a cure or at least relief from foot warts? They are painful and I cannot seem to find a remedy. Mrs. B. V. A—This presumably refers to what are known as plantar warts on the soles of the feet. They are frequently extremely difficult to cure or relieve. Methods commonly used are X-ray, radium, electro-surgery, and operation. The best possible medical advice should be secured. Q—Why aoes a woman gain weight so easily after a female operation? Mrs. L. A—From eating too much. Effects on the glands or metabolism are generally of little or no importance. finger. He has not been ill since. Is it possible that the ulcer is healed? Mrs. K. A—Bleeding or hemorrhage is one of the complications which sometimes occur in ulcers of the stomach or duodenum. It seems likely that your son's ulcer has healed but he should no doubt continue to be careful of his diet for some time to come. Q—I have been taught that one should take a laxative two or three times a year to keep the liver in shape. Is this correct? Mrs. W. F. A—No. Q—A friend of mine weighs 170 pounds and is continuously talcing a laxative to help her lose weight. What will eventually happen to her? B.J. A—She will probably get an irritated digestive tract. That is not a good way to lose weight. Q—My doctor wants me to take gold treatments for arthritis. What do you think of this? Mrs. P. A—This is one of the most widely used forms of treatment for some kinds of arthritis. The results •sometimes are excellent bat the treatments have to be given with considerable ^are and the patient watched carefully for any sign of reaction to the gold. Q — About a year ago our 19- year-old son had a sudden ulcer attack and tost a great deal of bloo'd by vomiting. Later it was found that he had a duodenal ulcer the size of the tip of A small Q—Several years . ago I had a hysterectomy. For some time I have been taking vitamin capsules containing vitamin B complex, vitamin C and minerals. Is it safe for me to take this three times a day indefinitely? Mrs. S. A—it probably will cause no harm but it is expensive and in all likelihood is not necessary if your diet is satisfactory. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Follow This Moral; Win Many Hands When today's hand was played, South had an excellent opening bid of one club. West saw no reason to act since his best suit had already been bid by the enemy. North, with only one point in high card strength, very properly passed. East smellcd a rat, as well he might. He properly decided to reopen the bidding, but was tfraid to reopen w^itn a double for fear of encouraging his partner to make a doubtful pass for penalties. East couldn't tell, of course, that West was loaded for bear even at the lowly level of one club. When East reopens the bidding with one spade. South should pass and leave the field to the enemy. ruffing in the dummy, and South could manage to get only three trump tricks and the ace of diamonds. The penalty for being set , four vulnerable was 1100 points, ifar more than the value of the nonvulnerable game that East and West would hae bid if South had kept quiet. The moral is quite clear. If your partner can't respond to your opening bid, beware of making any !rebids. Alan Ladd's looking wounded about the rumor that he became Mr. Moneybags by making three successive flickers in Europe. Back on a Hollywood sound stage at Warner Bros, for his first independent film, he did everything but show me his bank book as he explained: "Working in Europe was th* same as working here financially. I made no more than I would earn here. The reason I made three pictures abroad was to do my bit toward better Anglo-American, relations. Whether I did or not, I don't know. It also gave my children a chance to see Europe. I couldn't afford to give them that kind of trip without working." ARMY, MARINE and Air Force men are howling at a "Susan Slept Here" scene. Alvy Moore turns dejectedly to Debbie Reynolds and Dick Powell, who have sent his romantic dreams glimmering, and says: "I'm too old for college, too for charity. Guess that leaves the Navy." Dennis Morgan's Scottish brogue makes him a leading contender to star in "A Man Called Peter" at Fox. It's the story of Peter Marshall, famed Washington chaplain. Note to Marilyn Monroe: When Mae West opens at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas she'll flip: "Why marry a ballplayer you can have the whole team?" 71 Years Ago /it Blythtvill* — The new home of Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Friend on- Holly Street was the setting yesterday for a bridge party given by Mrs. Friend, who entertained 12 of her friends. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Langston, Jr.. went to Bowling Green, Ky., yesterday for a two-week* visit. Miss Wynette shepheard i s spending this week in Little Rock as the guest of Miss Winifred Crawford. "HOW CAN I ever show my appreciation?" the woman gushed to the lawyer who had just won a million-dollar case for her. The lawyer looked her up and down. "Madam," he said, "ever since the Phoenicians invented money there has been only one answer to that question." — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. THE NAVY is working on an atomic submarine which will stay under water four years, coming up just long enough for the crew to re-enlist. — Lexington Hearald- Leader, LITTLt L/Z— In order to hove a long run, a musical comedy must hove a lot ] of aood leas. «MIX«-' NORTH 1 4103 VJ9842 * 10753 482 EAST 4 Q J 9 8 4 V A 10 6 5 3 • 984 4 A10 9 7 6 5 * None SOUTH (D) 47652 VKQ 4KQJ43 North-South vul. South Wort North EiM 1* Pass Pass 14 24 Double 'Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 A South has only 15 points in high cards, and his partner cannot have more than five, since he has failed to respond. Hence North and South cannot have more than 20 of the 40 points in the deck, which means that East and West are bound to have at least 20 points. The hand clearly belongs to the opponents, and South should get out while the getting is good. When the hand was played In a recent New York tournament, South unwisely bid two clubs. West pounced on this bid with a prompt double and South was in for it. West opened the ace of spades, but switched to the ten of clubs when he saw the dummy. South won with the jack of clubs and returned a spade, but West took the spade trick and led the nine of clubs to South's queen. Thif prevented declarer from Birds and Beasts Answer to Previous Puzzlt ACROSS I Fabulous bird 4 Graceful bird 5 Ship's forepart * 12 Self 13 Peel 14 Theater seat _ 15 Go astray 16 Started 18 Requirements 20 Ascends 21 Metal-bearing rock 22 Minced oath 24 Venture 26 City in Oklahoma 27 Mouths 30 Apes 32 Swerved 34 Last examination* 15 Landed property $6 Obese 37 Slippery creature* 39 Shoshonean Indians 40 Container 41 Stir 42 Breast 45 Army rank 4fl Pretenders 51 Frozen water U College official fl "The gloomy dean" 54 Individual 55 Sea eagle* M Scent 57 Weight of India DOWN 1 Bobolink, the bird I Monster 3 Voracious sea bird 4 Porcupine quill 5 Magic rod 6 Ascended 7 Seine 8 Crossbarred pattern 9 Decays 10 Molding 11 Marries 17 Turkish decrees V A D U U 1* 28 Network 29 Drinks made from fruit 31 Shines 19 Amphitheater 33 MusicaJ ,. 23 Donates exercise 24 Take off 38 Traditional 25 Operatic solo story 26 Worms 27 Musical compositions 40 Small 41 Genus o* geese 42 Wait 43 Hebrew measur* 44 Bridge 46 Therefore 47 Skin disease 48 Ogle tree-climbing 50 Spanish word beast* for uncJ* II IB LL 35 10 vrw

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