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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST §, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A, A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmei Co. New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- October 9, -1917 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city oi Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per year, J2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall ontside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Thou art beautiful, 0 my love, as Tlrzah, comely as Jerusalme, terrible as an army with banners. — Song: of Solomon 6:4. * * * Any evangelism which does not magnify the church is doomed to ultimate failure. — Oliver Cummings. Barbs Police in an Oklahoma town are puzzled as to why a thief stole only a clothes dummy from a department store. Might have needed a fourth In bridge. # # * Under the "Unfurnished" column In a newspaper, a tent was advertised for rent. Chance to ret in on the ground floor. * * * A Minnesota man got seven years for breaking Into a pool room. One miscue and he was behind the eight ball. * " # # Instead of being- bled by blood relatives, why not five a pint to the Red Cross? * * * W* can put in at least one good word for the bort — he doesn't talk about other people. Private vs. Public Power Basically, the longest filibuster in Senate history revolved about* the issue of private vs. public power. In this case, the issue related directly to the future of atomic energy development in this country. President Eisenhower's controversial bill on the subject provided that private organizations should own and operate atom plants. He has directed that the Atomic Energy Commission. In operating certain of its present establishments, should buy electric power from a private utility group. The President's verison of the measure proposed that any improvements or invention developed by private-industry in the atomic field should be shared on a royalty basis with other companies for five years. The goal of this provision was to prevent growth of a power monopoly. It contrasted sharply with that contained in the approved House bill, which followed the customary patent procedure of allowing exclusive rights for 17 years. These features were the heart of the dispute which brought on the filibuster by liberal Democrats, who shoute.d "give away" and "monopoly" for several days. In the end, they won part of their point. They had argued that five years was not a long enough sharing period since it might be 10 years before the atom power is cheaper than standard power. By amendement, the Senate increased the sharing time to 10 years. They also put over an amendment that would allow the AEG as well as private industry to operate power plants. To build such plants, however, the AEC will have to seek money from Congress, and that will mean making out a case that private industry cannot yet do the job, or at least not all of it. The Democrats lost in their effort to upset the President's order to the AEC to buy power from private firms. Most senators seemed convinced it was right to favor private enterprise if it could do the job at fair cost. Nearly lost sight of in the protracted debate is the fact that the approved bill further stipulates a greater sharing of atomic information with our allies. Inasmuch* as it is plain any new war would mean instantaneous use of atomic weapons, we cannot sensibly withhold from our friends the knowledge of how to use those weapons. Essentially, the President's atom proposals came throught the long Senate ordeal. Where .the Democrats succeeded in modifying them, the results appear to represent a desirable caution. The objectors did not imagine they could bar private industry forever from the atom field. They simply wished to erect safeguards against monopoly and other abuses. The chances they wrought may well prove beneficial. There had been no major atomic energy legislation sinc% 1946. The need for modernizing- the law was great, and it seems now to be well on the way toward being fulfilled sanely and moderately. Back To Nature Summer is the time when millions of Americans take wing. They pile into their cars, or onto buses, trains and planes and go seeing their country. For many folks it is not a matter of gadding around from one state to another, or one national park to another. They practically abandon the baking brick and steaming asphalt of the city for weeks or months, taking up residence in the green countryside or on a sandy beach. This is for such people a time of renewal. It is that refreshing moment of the year when they are reminded of the elemental beauty of sky and land and water. They feel soft soil and grass beneath their feet. Most psychologists will tell you that we all need a sense of belonging. But it is not enough to feel that we belong to other people, wonderfully satisfying though that is. We need to belong to a place. The lucky ones have a patch of earth the}- can call their own, or at least can use and enjoy. The unfortunates have no piece of ground they can claim, nor none they can develop attachment for. But the worst off are those who do not even yearn to see and feel and know nature at first hand. They imagine there are substitutes for this experience. But there are not. The land and sky and water make a rich reservoir of spiritual happiness. The land is an anchor that can help to steady us. We need the feeling of renewal and the sense of attachment that comes from identifying ourselves with nature's elements. Our world might be a little saner if more of us remembered this. VIEWS OF OTHERS New Waking Nightmare The atom bomb is rough. The hydrogen bomb is rougher yet. Scientists devised them both. But the greatest force on earth, according to an old saying, is an idea. Now scientists have come up with an idea that in some respects is even rougher than the big bombs that snuff out life. This idea manages to let life continue without being enjoyed. Scientists usually are quite willing to under- A London physician says that after a period of training It is possible to cut down sleep to two or three hours a night without ill effects. Another, part of the same report says this is not a new theory but is one that many scientists already believe in. They say it applies particularly to "brain workers." The report makes it a little easier to imagine how the a-bomb and the h-bomb may have got started. Both are sort of waking nightmares. The a-bomb presumably was thought up by some three-hours-anight sleepers, and the h-bomb by two-hour sleepers. It is said that the ultimate in man-made explosions may be achieved a few years hence, even more powerful bombs. These presumably would be developed by scientists who never sleep, but keep their retorts and retractors going all night long_ That is by the average person, take to prove or disprove their theories, but this two-hour sleep theory is one that might well go unproven. If they succeed in showing that people who are not engaged in physically tiring activity are just loafing when they sleep more than a couple of hours, they may rob people Of one of the most pleasant retreats from the worrisome realities of existence.—Robesonian, Lumberton, N. C. SO THEY SAY The next war is likely to explode all in a big smash. Cities may be all but obliterated. Who knows where Congress will be? If this standby legislation (for emergency economic controls) is not enacted, and the day of the big smash comes, there will not be a person alive who will not bitterly rue this tragic, needless neglect. — Elder Statesman Bernard Baruch. * # Jf The leaders of this criminal conspiracy (communism) regard the U. S. as the principal roadblock to fulfillment of their plan (for world conquest) . . . and will attempt a sneak attack on the United States as soon as they feel they have a 50-50 chance of winning an all-out war. — Rep. Michael Peighan, Ohio. * * * I think by the time . , . Congress goes out, we (the Administration) are going to look pretty good. — President Eisenhower. * * * Too many old folks are being rejected by their families and are being left to rot in some home for the aged. — Juvenile Judge Albert Woldman of Cleveland, Ohio. Another Huddle on the Far East Peter Edson's Washington Co/um/i— Simplicity of Relativity Explained: 'Celestial General' Gets His Mail Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Guys and Dolls: Julie Harris, the darling of Broadway, failed to inspire odes - and - ahs from moviegoers when she starred in the film version of her New York footlight hit, "Member of the Wedding." But — hold on — she, too, is a member of the audience group that didn't like the movie. Playing a grown-up heroine now in John Steinbeck's "East of Eden," Julie opined that "they photographed the stage play. It should have contained more of the the material from the book to explain the little girl's loneliness against the background of the town. "If I had been an unknown, I might have got away with playing Frankie. It wasn't bad from the waist up. But from the waist down, particularly my legs, I didn't look 12 years old." WASHINGTON— (NEA) —Rep. Sidney R. Yates, a Chicago Democrat, has come to the conclusion that most of the arguments in favor of 90 per cent of parity price supports are about as circuitous as Albert Einstein's simplified explanation of the theory of relativity. Congressman Yates tells this story to show what he means: Professor Einstein was taking a walk with a blind friend on a hot day. He remarked that he would like to have a drink of milk. "I irnow what a 'drink' is," said the blind man, "but what is 'milk'?" Einstein replied: "Milk is a white liquid." ' 'Liquid' I know," said the blind man. "But what is white'?" "The color of swan's feathers," replied Einstein. " 'Feathers' I know, but what is 'swan'?" "A swan is a bird with a crooked neck." " 'Neck* I know, but what is 'crooked'?" | Einstein took the blind man's \ arm and held it out. "This is i straight," he -.aid. Then, bending it, he explained, "This is crooked." "Ah" said the blind man. "Now I know what 'milk' is." "And that, in a nutshell." said once received when he was Solicitor General. The letter was addressed to "The Celestial General." Sobeloff said Mr. Jackson joiced in the fact that the post office had no difficulty in determining- that . the letter should be delivered to his office." Then Solicitor General Sobeloff added, "Not that I lay claim any 'celestial' recognition." to Mild-spoken Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson made a speech out in Warsaw, Ind., not long ago in what used to be the headquarters and chief stomping ground for the old-time evangelist Billy Sunday. Referring to President Eisenhower's flexible price support program, he said: "This needed change of direction cannot be overemphasized. Billy Sunday, whose name is well remembered here, used to say that he would rather have one foot in hell and be headed away from it, than 25 miles away from towards it." hell and headed Einstein, tivity." Housing and Home Finance Agency is nursing a research project to see if low-cost, single-family "is my t.heory of rela- j dwellings can't be built for low- income families in all but the largest metropolitan areas. What they have in mind is a S7,000 house that can be purchased for S200 down and monthly payments of $55 on a 40-year mort- Simeon E. Sobeloff, Solicitor General of the U. S., tells of a letter that Associate Justice Robert H. Jackson of the Supreme Court gage. Low income families in cities now pay $50 a month rent in multiple-unit public housing,-and this is not considered too steep. HHFA Administrator Albert M. Cole, while he was a member of Congress, was opposed to public housing. Now, as head of the government's housing program, he feels that in the present interim period, while the government has a slum clearance program, it must have public housing to take care of the people who are displaced as the cities clean out their blighted areas. Instead of trying to put all these former slum dwellers in multiunit public housing projects, FHA planners are now shooting at trying to relocate some of the families in outlying ments. single family develop- A paper now being circulated in the Pentagon warns of the dangers of sabotage and espionage, and discusses the general problem of how to guard against them in time of emergency. Armed forces intelligence services have been pressing for a program for the last two years, to make Defense Department em- ployes more alert to the possibilities of sabotage in the Pentagon itself. At one time a suggestion was considered to have all officers carry sidearms while on duty at the Pentagon. The new paper is a feeler to prepare officers for more strict security regulations in the future. the Doctor Says- Written for SEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. It used to be quite common to call almost every skin rash in a small child by the name of eczema. Probably this name should be which is causing the difficulty, to try to avoid further contact, to keep from putting applications on the skin which might make the eczema worse, and finally to use reserved, however, for those skin rashes which are the result of con- j soothing lotions or ointments which tact with some irritating sub- j will lessen the inflammation and stance. j let the skin get back to normal. Most skin specialists prefer to ! Finding the cause is often quite call it dermatitis venenata. This is ' a J° D - At times il takes real de ~ a kind of allergy because some i tective ability on the part of the people are not sensitive to the doctor. Another difficulty in many cases of eczema is that the victim may have tried to treat himself with some substance which does noth- | ing but cause further irritation to The skin in eczema (as defined J a skin which has already had more in this manner) is likely to look at j than ifc could take * first merely like a simple redden- { In fact I have had skin special- same substances which will cause eczema in others. Also it should be said that dermatitis venenata is not confined to children. began to draw the trumps, discovering on the third round that West could no longer follow suit. This was rather embarrassing, since South had to use all of his remaining trumps to draw East's trumps. Since West discarded two KEEFE BRASSELLE is about to face the cameras for his first movie since "The Eddie Cantor Story." Playing the banjo - eyed star didn't boost Keefe into the Brando-Peck class as a prestige actor, but he's not "Mad at the World"—the title of his new flicker about juvenile delinquency. "The only thing I can say," Keefe told me, "is that the Cantor picture did me a lot of good name-wise. It was a springboard. A lot of people saw me. Now I can come back as me. If I had played the picture as myself, it might have done me more good as an actor." But it wasn't Keefe Brasselle. "If it had been, I'd be Cantor walking: down the street for the rest of my life. I played it like him. And it wasn't my fault that it didn't come off in the most romantic way." IN FULL BLOOM at the 35-year mark, Teresa Wright is playing an older woman for the second time of her career in "Track of the Cat." Now It's "Enough is enough" "It all started," she told me, "when they asked me to test for ohe role of Jean Simmons' mother in "The Actress' at MGM. They liked it, so I went ahead. By act ii.g standards, it was the best part I ever had. But since then I've been getting offers to play the mother of everybody in Hollywood." Her SOS to Hollywood: "Look, I don't want to make a career of it. I'm delighted at the challenge, but I'd like to get comedy roles and romantic parts in between. People are looking at me in a strange way and telling me that I look so well. I'm getting nervous about it." The verdict of the great popcorn-eating American jury on Jose Ferrer popping up as a dancer in MGM's "Deep in My Heart" has still to come in. But the man who won an Oscar for "Cyrano de Bergerac" isn't about to give up his yen to star in an all-out song-and- dance flicker. "I'm having a field day," he 4 earned between one - two - three kick sessions on the picture and added that he and his wife, Rosemary Clooney, will do a musical together after their first child is born next January "if we can find the right story." His surprise for Hollywood: His lawyers are negotiating now for .he rights to George M. Cohan's "Song and Dance Man." But, he admits, "it's a complicated deal." DOROTHY DANDRIDGE, long an "I'm sorry" girl when it cam« to showing a bi 4 " of shapely call or a patch of bare midriff, has finally swung over to the Marilyn Monroe point of view. Obliging the lensers on the set of "Carmen Jones" by lifting her skirt and even slipping into bathing suits for publicity cheesecake, she told me: "Zippy gowns lor night-club appearances was one thing, but I had a feeling against cheesecake and leg art. I didn't want it to ever be said that I was trading on any physical attributes I might have. I wanted to make the grade on talent first. Maybe that's putting the cart before the horse, but that's the way it had to be for me. I was just sensitive." Variety reported it under the title, "Pressing the Subject." On a press junket to the "Moby Dick" location in Ireland, a theater owner, Louis Edelman, was discovered sipping an Irish-and-water amidst the newsmen. One of whom asked him: "What are you doing here?" Replied Edelman: "Forgive us our press passes as we forgive them that press pass against us." Zippiest quote of the week, from C. B. DeMille, who is preparing "The Ten Commandments": "The „ best performance som* stars ever give is of bad manners upon being- told theirs is a small role. Their trouble is they all want to be Little Bopeep." 75 Years Ago In B/yt/ievi7/c— Mrs. Toby Long and Miss Jo Tucker of Little Rock were guest*, of Miss Martha Ann Lynch yesterday afternoon when she entertained members of her bridge club. with a party at her home. High score prize was awarded to Mrs. Albert Taylor. Miss Ruby Grain of Wilson was the overnight guest of Miss Patty Shane last night. Chester Nabers entered the Veteran's Hospital in Memphis yesterday Where he will undergo treat* ment. EVERY SO OFTEN someone in the community brings to the office an oversize egg laid by one of their hens. While some of them, are whoppers, they're nothing compared to the ones some TV programs lay all evening long. — Mattoon (HI.) Journal-Gazette. COUNSELOR on unemployment says. "Don't rely on marrying the boss's daughter." And if you should marry her don't rely on the boss. — Arkansas Gazette. L/TTU UZ— and clubs. South correctly assumed that the finesse xvould lose. South did his best by running three rounds of diamonds, after which South can draw the trumps take his tricks. It's all right to steal the hand from your partner in order to score honors, but if you do so, low j you must make sure of playing ing or irritation. If the irritation is severe, however, blisters and even small pus pockets can form. If the irritation continues, or unwise self medication is applied to the skin, the simple redness gives place to a more chronic condition. Eczema shows up on those parts of the body which have come in contact with the irritating substance. For this reason the hands, face and legs (the latter particularly in children and women) are the most likely parts of the skin to be affected. ists tell me that they ran into more trouble trying to overcome the bad effects of self-treatment than they did from the disease itself. The skin usually itches and burns even before the redness appears. Naturally scratching follows; sometimes the skin has been so injured by the scratching that the eczema seems rather unimportant. All kinds of things can cause eczema in a susceptible person. Nearly everyone is "susceptible" to poison ivy, but eczema has been reported from hair dyes, face powders, shampoo soaps, tincture of iodine, weeds, almost all kinds of clothing, match boxes, the ink of comic strips and a thousand other things. There are four aims of treatment: to identify the substance IJACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Servic* Study This Hand For Valuable Tip* Game in no-trump would have been a cinch on the North-South cards in today's hand. With North as declarer, the defenders could not run the hearts. North would be ready to run five spades, three diamonds, and the ace of clubs as soon as he gained the lead. No experienced rubber, bridge player can blame South for preferring to bid the game at spades because of hia 150 honors. Game at spades looked equally safe, and a good player doesn't sniff at 150 points. and continued the suit, South ruff- NORTH (D) 5 493 VQ83 4 AK73 *AQ98 EAST 48654 V AKJ42 • 104 AK7 SOUTH 4AKQJ10 WEST A72 V 10 9 7 6 4 J 9 8 5. 4532 4J1064 North-South vul. North Eafit South Wort !• IV 14 Pass 1-N.T. Pass 4.4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 10 he tried for an end-play by leading the queen of hearts from the dummy. Unfortunately, for declarer, East had discarded A high heart on the third round of diamonds. He was able to capture the queen of hearts and then get to his partner's hand with a low heart. West then cashed the jack of diamonds to defeat the contract. South had made a good attempt to recover, but only after he had played the hand badly. There was no reason to draw the trumps so early. After ruffing the second round of hearts, South should take the club finesse at once. East would win and continue hearts upon South must discard nstead of ruffing. Now East cannot continue hearts, since dummy can take the punch. East must the hand correctly. A strapless bathing suit is one holdup that never Jacks plenty of witnesses. Vegetable Garden Answer to Previous Puzzle 2 "Emerald Isle" 3 Jewish month 4 Assaults 5 Negative word 6 War gQd 7 Hops' kiln 8 Sewing implement 9 Check 10 God of love 24 Buries 25 Light talk 26 Aureola 1 Vegetable grown in pods 4 Pungent vegetable 9 beets 12 Disencumber 13 Norwegian 14 Age 15 British money n Native of of account Denmark 16 Nevada 19 Suffix 17 Charged atom 21 Always 18 Eagle's nest (poet.) 20 Solid 23 Color 22 Pigpen 24 Island (Fr.) 25 Product of Holland 28 Sea nymph 32 Possessed 33 Pillar 35 Fruit drink 36 Malt drink 37 Falsehood 38 Oriental coin 39 Bullfighter 42 Reiterate 45 Tier 46 Body of water j 47 Swiss '50 Musical instruments M Lubricant 55 Puff up 5§ Anger 60 Exist 61 At no timt 62 Pastry 63 Golf mound <4 Year* between 12 and 20 65 Auricle DOWN 1 Malaysian f A •B *r t A l_ e ££ R A R fe- A A P 1 4r A V e T E R R R 1 *7 r i_ s. E c? T E 4r W « 1 N K rt\ E R 1 '/#/ <o P £= & e R 1 N R £ M '////. A T E A N G e A %% '//A N ± V E C? T B A %%. N * E I 1 W H T E D A 9 S. R M A -> B N 5 T O N *^ W A T * C O 0 T R E * • T 1 ISI O A N N e o N H •ft £ R 1 B N E * + r* F * T R A U C 29 Facility 30 Notion 31 Depression 34 Sloth 40 Stray 41 Rat 43 Lamprey fishermen 44 Salary 27 German river 47 Garment 48 Lease 49 Toward the sheltered jid* 51 Mature 52 Silkworm 53 Soothsayer 56 Southern general 57 Hail! 58 Number IZ ir ing the second round. South next shift to a different suit, whereupon canot •n W 11 H SI fl sT 20 13 IT IT 31 U

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