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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, August 9, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 1954 THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS THJ COURIER NlWft CO. H W RAINES, PubU*H«r HARRY A HAINBB, Asci5Unt Publish* A- A. FRIDRICKSON, Editor PAUL O. HUMAN AdTeniilng Sole Hmtionml Adrertisinf Represe-ntttiTe*: W*U*ct Witmer Co. Ntw York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta Memphis. Entered as second class matter »t the post- office at Blythevffle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- frtfi, October t, 1911 ^ Member of The Associated Prest SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city ol fllytherille or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25e per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miks, $5.00 per year $2.50 for sir months. $1.25 for three months; by mat! outside 50 mile «one. 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Fwr he wist not what to say; for they were •ore aftaid.—Mirk 9:«. * * # The thing in the world I am most afraid of is fear, and with good reason; that passion alone, in the trouble of it, exceeding all other accidents.— Montaigne. •treets get wider and sidewalks narrower— and the number of pedestrians is being reduced to lit * * # A scientist «ayi there are 21,000 causes of annoyance. Does that include relatiTcs? * * * Rubber heels are considered best for the lazy days. They don't scratch the desk. .' * * * How can yon ten if a person is in society tf they don't look bored? * # * Offering some people a penny for their thoughts Indicates you don't appreciate the talut at money —* there k any. Issue-Less Gubernatorial Campaign No Accident That this gubernatorial campaign has produced very little in the way of issues is no accident. From the outset, it was apparent that real, concrete political issues would be somewhat scarce. On the one hand was Orval Faubus, a hill-county newspaperman with little political record except for his friendly association with Sid McMath's high- powered element. On the other was Governor Francis Cherry, who in.two years has put the state on the road to a sound, efficient form of government. Thus the lack of issues shaped up right from the start. Faubus' charge that a vote for Gov. Cherry is a vote for 100 per cent assessment proposal virtually disproved itself as palpably ridiculous since this plan must be voted on by the people of Arkansas in the November general election. The Commonwealth.College hassle— which Faubus no doubt regrets ever having mentioned—is not an issue in any decision as to who shall be governor of Arkansas except to reflect poorly on a man's, judgment. The sound and the fury of the gubernatorial race has been primarily • due to Faubus' lack of ability to find anything about Gov. Cherry that would kindle a lasting political blaze. Consequently, as we have said before, one must look at the men themselves. And in Faubus' case, we should look behind the man, for there stands, hopeful and hungry, the remnants of the McMath regime. The primary criterion for choosing between these men is, then, the businesslike state government we have had for two years or a return to the loose-knit McMathian days. It is our opinion that Arkansas has already had a more-than-healthy dose of the salts of government by crony and needs to continue the therapy of a sounder philosophy. Political Promises The political axiom about election- year promises coming easy does not refer simply to pledges to the people. It embraces the support a candidate offers to his President or other party leaders. Earlier thii year President Eisenhower made clear that he was interested in bucking only those candidates for Congress who were or would bt activt supporters of hii Itfislativ* program and general policies. This makes his task easy as regards men who openly avow to opposition. But beyond that he must try to distinguish between the ml and the ftrictly "elect- ion-year" promises. Should candidate Joseph T. Meek of Illinois win election to the Senate this fall over Democratic Sen. Paul Douglas, he may provide an interesting test case on this matter of loyalty voiced in voting time. In a recent letter to the President, Meek pledged his personal loyalties and his support of Mr. Eisenhower's objectives. Upon this assurance, the President declared he was for Mr. Meek. He plans an Illionis appearance which Meek is frank to concede could be of considerable help to him. Meek's record, however, indicates consistent opposition over a period of years to the sort of policies the President favors. As late as this last winter, Meek announced support of the Bricker amendment, opposed by Mr. Eisenhower on the ground it would cripple his treaty-making powers. He sometimes has given approval of Senator McCarthy, arch foe of the Administration. Furthermore, he once flatly stated he would back the President's proposals only when he agreed with them. It did not seem then that this would be too often. Now Meek has reversed himself, in terms evidently convincing to the Pries- sident And if he should win, great -curiosity will naturally attend his legislative performance in the Senate. Fulfillment of his promise of support would have to be set down as .another of those minor miracles which can be wrought when a President has overwhelming pulling power at the polls. We have had other illustrations of that in the time Mr. Eisenhower has occupied the White. House. Men have submerged personal views in the larger cause of trying to make a Republican administration a success. If a victorious Meek should on the other hand, revert to his earlier positions, the chances are he would contribute mightily to the President's disillusionment over the grubby side of politics —which is already substantial-. A few cases of that sort could play a decisive part in Mr. Eisenhower's determination to run or not to run in 1956. VIEWS OF OTHERS Matter of Competition J. C. Penney, who built a small dry good store into a nation-wide chain, has written an article in "The Rotarian" which, had he penned it 50 years ago, would have been regarded as rank heresy by many of his fellow retailers. He entitled the article "Give Me a Good Com petitor" and tells that he liked a competing store nearby. He summed up his philosophy in a telegram he sent to one of his store managers who had asked assistance in keeping a competitor out: "On the contrary, we shall do everything possible to assist the competitor in getting his lease You will find him an excellent neighbor and a * good competitor. He will bring you more business into the area—and you'll get your share never lear." Penney knew that competition actually makes business. Others were too prone to look upon competition as destructive. When the first great chain stores were getting started here frequently arose in communities efforts to keep them out. It was felt they would kill off home-owned stores. But these efforts had their virtures, too. The argument that the chains would take the cream and leave the community barren had its sound points. As a result most chains selected managers who were credits to any community, and then waded in and undertook their share ol civic responsibilities. They gave freely to community enterprises and supported energetically community aims and hopes. People therefore carne from miles around to do their shopping and all stores learned that they received a part of spent funds. Competition does not exist in America just to protect the consumer although it may be primarily for that purpose, as a matter of fact it makes the businessman do a better job for himself, his em- ployes and his community.—Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY Western blood need not be shed in countering aggression in this area. Just make the countries of southeast Asia strong. Then they will take care of their own defenses in their own way, and there will be no more aggression. — Burma's Premier U Nu. * * # Apparently it is too late to remove (my name) from the primary ballot, but I would definitely and positively not permit my name to be printed on the ballot for the November election. — Ray Jenkins, special counsel for Army-McCarthy dispute. ¥ * * To advocate applying Marxist technique to India *etmi manifestly to be an approach which lacks intelligence. — Italian Premier Nehru. * ¥ * The resignation of Roy Conn (from the Sen- att Investigating subcommittee) must bring gre»t satisfaction to the Communists and fel- low-trtveleri. — fen. Joseph McCarthy. Forgive Us If We Don't Seem to Get Interested Peter Edson's Washington Column — Rhee-Hiss Run-ins Are Recalled; TVA Denies 'Grab* of Industries WASHINGTON — NEA — President Syngman Rhee of Korea, invited to Washington by President Eisenhower, had several run-ins with Alger Hiss during World War U, according to Dr. You Chan Yang, Korean -ambassador to the United States. Rhee was in Washington then, trying to stir up interest in postwar Korean independence. He tried to get the State Department to approve sending him to Korea so he could lead a revolt against the Japanese. "Many times he was unable to see the division chiefs," says Ambassador Yang. "He had to be content with the cold and negative intellectual arrogance of a young man—now a number in a penitentiary—but then known as Alger Hiss. Ke would listen with detached indifference to the pleas of a leader who had suffered exile, imprisonment and torture in behalf of the rights of man." Dr. Yang told this story in a recent speech at the Warren R. Austin Institute of World Understanding at University of Vermont. Dr. Yang also told another story about President Rhee. On one occasion Rhee had to jump into a spare coffin to save his skin. He was escaping to China after a futile attempt to start a Korean revolution in 1919. On the way to China his ship docked at a Japanese port. To avoid arrest, Rhee occupied a coffin alongside dead Chinese being returned. to their homeland for burial. A trusted lieutenant, now Col. Ben C. Limb, Korean ambassador to the UN, stood pruard over him in the ship's hold. Tennessee Valley Authority spokesmen deny the charge frequently made against TVA that it- has drawn industries from other sections of the country to take advantage of its low power rates. With the exception of light metals, heavy chemicals and the Atomic Energy Commission — all of which locate their new plants where large blocks of cheap power are available—not one single industry has yet been reported to have moved from any other section of the country to the TVA area, say its officials. TVA industrial power rates are said to be not substantially lower than industrial rates offered by many private power companies. And aside from the aluminum and chemicals industries, power rates are not a controlling cost of operation of most industries. Where TVA rates are really low is in the charges it makes to residential consumers and to farmers. Dr. George W. Calver, the Capitol physician, makes it a point to be on the Senate floor whenever there are night sessions. Senators suspect that their doctor sticks around because he fears the night sessions are a threat to their health, and because of the high death rate among senators this year. One senator accused Dr. Calver of this openly. "Doc," he said, "You look like an old turkey buzzard hanging around for us to die." Dr. Calver denied it; "You men are in your best condition when you are speaking and campaign- ing-. The arm waving and exercise you give your vocal cords is the principal thing that keeps you in shape." Commissioner of Patents Robert C. Watson has ordered all Patent Office employes to take a new look at the official writing they do. The Government Printing Office has reported .to Watson that the misakes in grammar and punctu- atin which have to be corrected in Patent Office copy cost about S50,000 a year. The'total printing bill for the Patent Office runs about $2 million a year. Commissioner Watson has also asked his examiners to be less windy in describing patents. And he has ordered them not to have unnecessary drawings included in official patent publications. Sen. John Kennedy (D., Mass.) was on crutches for over a week, but this didn't prevent him from tackling a heavy schedule. It was an old war injury which put the young senator on crutches. His leg was injured in Pacific action when a PT boat he commanded was run down and sunk by a Japanese destroyer. For two days he led a fight on the floor of the Senate to raise and extend unemployment insurance benefits. On the first day of debate his Massachusetts colleague, Republican Sen. Leverett Saltonstall, asked unanimous consent to allow Kennedy to sit on the arm of his chair while making his address. No one objected, and in this way Senator Kennedy kept the weight off his injured foot. Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. An annoying but not usually dangerous condition is the subject of today's first inquiry. Q—My eyes frequently fill up with water tnougu A do not cry. and cause my vision to be somewhat clouded. Sometimes the tears drip over the lids and even run down my face. What can you suggest? " Mrs. T. E. A — Excessive watering of the eyes is extremely common and may arise from any one of several different causes. Tearing of the eyes is made worse by sun, wind and dust (or any other foreign body) and is fairly common in hay fever and some of the other allergies. There are said to be two main types: Excessive secretion of tears, and failure of the tears to drain out through the normal passageway, or blockage of the lacri- mal or tearing passages. The methods of treating these various types,of difficulty are rather complicated in the severe cases and sometimes require surgery though often relief can be brought by more simple measures. Other than avoidance of sun, wind or dust, when these are responsible, I do not know of any home remedy or easily applied method which is likely to be effective. Q—Would you please explain the difference between pulse rate and pulse pressure? R- M. A—Pulse rate is a measure of the frequency of the beating of the heart. Each time the heart contracts it will show in the pulse and, therefore, the rapidity of the heart beat can be measured. The pulse pressure is the difference between of the blood on the wall of the artery between the high point whn the heart is contracting and the low point when the heart i* relaxing. Q—I have a skin rash on my hands caused from strong soaps and powders I use for dish-washing and laundry. This is complicated by some other allergy present inside my own house which does not bother me anywhere else I happen to be. As there are no pets in the house I am puzzled to know what is the cause. Mystified. A—This is a problem for a medical detective. It may be hard to locate the cause. In one similar famous case a number tf years ago the source was traced to the ink of the Sunday comics in the newspapers and trouble did not appear on other days of the week. You will have to seek some similar obscure cause at home. Q—Please discuss the possible reaction, if any, to tetanus toxoid. , Six months ago my daughter, age 6, was given tetanus antitoxin because of a bed cut and she suffered a severe serum sickness, I was advised to give tetanus toxoid now. Mrs. P. H. A — You received good advice. The tetanus antitoxin gives only temporary immunity and if your daughter needed it again she might get another and possibly even more severe reaction. The tetanus toxoid creates a much more permanent resistance or immunity and since it is prepared In a different way severe reactions practically never occur, Q—I have ftn acute case of conjunctivitis. Is this caused by overstrain of the eyes or from an infection? Mrs. V. A—It is more likely from infection than from overstrain of the eyes. Most cases of conjunctivitis can be cured fairly promptly with expert advice involving medication eye washes or the like. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Here's Neat Play For Your Delight There's nothing very dramatic about the contract in today's hand. South was the declarer at only two spades. Nevertheless, this lit- NORTH S 4862 VKQ105 * AJ74 *A2 EAST 454 VA63 4 10 9 8 4KQ875 SOUTH (D) 4 K J 10"9 WEST 4AQ73 ¥ J87 4 632 41023 4KQ5 4J64 Neither side vul. South We*t North East Pass Pass 1V Pass 14 Pass Pass 24' Pas* Pass 2 4 Pass Pfttt Pass Opening lead—4 10 tie ,.<uiu contains a very neat point of play that will delight every student of the game. West open *he ten of clubs, and dummy won with the ace. This was a mistake. At the second trick, declarer led a low trump .1 the dummy This was another mistake. The chances are that most declarers would make the same two mistakes. Both plays look very straightforward and logical. Now let's see where they led South. West won the second trick with the queen of spades, continued with the ace of spades, and then led * third trymp. Now South WM Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Grace Kelly's confiding to friends thai she's sorry she ever signed a long-term MGM contract. All of her hit films to date have been made on loan-outs to Warner Bros, and Paramount. The threat of suspension at MGM for refusing an inferior script won't frighten the lady. Already wealthy, she inherits a few more million in five years from papa Jack Kelly, a Philadelphia contractor. Surprising quote from Burt Lancaster, who had to nix the role of Sky Masterson in Sam Goldwyn's film version of "Guys and Dolls" because of two other films. "I'm 3. sad sack about It. I've always wanted to take a crack at the song>and-dance stuff." Nancy Sinatra insists there's no chance of a reconciliation after Ava sheds the warbler in Nevada . . .Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.'s, latest business sideline—introducing popcorn into British movie houses. There goes his chance to become a "Sir." RETIREMENT for Ursula Thiess, new bride of Robert Taylor? She's due to see her first American movie, "The Americano," soon and she confided to a pal: "After seeing it I may just decide to go home and be a haus- frau." Director Alfred Hitchcock's quote to a London newspaper is a howler. While directing Cary Grant in a motorboat for "To Catch a Thief," he told a visiting British reporter: "The most difficult things to film are dogs, babies, motorboats and Charles Laughton." Director Allan Dwan wanted a blood-curdling war whoop from Indians chasing Barbara Stanwyck i n "Cattle Queen of Montana." "You tell men make war whoop," Assistant Nate Barrager relayed to Blackfoot Leader James Many Hides. "Okay," replied Many Hides, "we yell like Indians do ia the in trouble. If he drew the last trump, he could take only four diamond tricks, together with his two trumps and the ace of clubs. The moment South tried to establish a heart trick, East would run the clubs. Nor would it do South any good to leave the last trump out. East would gain the lead with the ace of hearts and would try to run the clubs. South would eventually have to use his last trump to stop the clubs, and West would get a third trump trick. The defenders would thus take three trumps; the ace of hearts, and two clubs to defeat the contract. Declarer can avoid defeat by refusing the very first trick. If clubs are continued, South can get to his hand with a diamond in order to ruff his last club in the dummy. This ruffing trick is one that South couldn't get as he played the hand. If East leads a trump instead of a club at the second trick, the defenders can get rid of dummy's trumps and thus eliminate the ruffing trick. In this case, however, dummy still keeps the ace of clubs as a stopper, and South has time to set up a heart trick. South could have' made his contract even after making his first mistake. If he is foolish enough to win the first trick with the ace of clubs, he nust be sure to lead the king of hearts at the second trick. If the defenders now get rid of the trumps, South will still make a heart trick; and if they fail to get rid of the trumps, South will be able to ruff a club in dummy. movies." WANDA HENDRIX'S wardrobe, now that she's Mrs. Jim Stack, has movie dolls gasping. Such expensive glad rags. . .Ray Gilbert'* staging French cutie Gaby Bruyere's night-club debut. . .Best seller note from Japan: Mervyn LeRoy's book on how to crash Hollywood, "It Takes More Than Talent.". . .Marlon Brando's longtime doll, Movita, is now dating Steve Cochran. . .Doctors have forbidden Patrice Wymore to reach for cocktails, highballs and other firewater. An acting-up kidney condition. . .Montgomery Cliff* sprouted a beard. Jimmy Cagney's appearance as George M. Cohan in Bob Hope's "Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Fays" will bring back memories of "Yankee Doodle Dandy," in which Cagney played the hoofer. Hope, by the way, will be emoting with a total of 21 different infant-sized and teen-age kids in the film. . I hope I'm around the first time he discovers a scene stealer in the crowd. It could mean murder There was an amazing tribute to Suzan Ball's ability to walk with her artificial leg during filming of "Chief Crazy Horse" in South Dakota. Ann McCrea was made up to become her exact look-alike for climbing scenes. Spotting unhan- dicapped Ann on the location, a tourist said to a friend: "There'* Suzan now. I saw her yesterday. Sh* walks a little stiff- legged." MARJORIE HOSHELLE won a divorce from Jeff Chandler four months ago, but she and the kiddies have been house guests at his new Apple Valley hideaway. Both insist it's "Friendship" and not a reconciliation. Bruce Cabot's unhappy, too, with the $450 per month child support judgment slapped on him in the Los Angeles courts and has advised Franchesca de Scaffa he'll contest it. He also asked for the right to have his daughter with him ia Rome for part of the year. Sam McDaniel, actor brother ol the late Hattie McDaniel, says he's unhappy over the executor's report of the Oscar winner's estate. He says he plans legal inquiry to find out why Hattie's fortune dwindled to almost nothing during her long illness. 75 Years Ago In Blythcville — Mrs. Mildred Cutler entertained 12 guests with a rook party Monday night In honor of Mrs. S. E. Vail, who is moving to Clinton, Mo. _ Mr. and Mrs. L. H. Autry and children have returned from a trip to Little Rock and Lonoke. Mrs. James Hill went to Memphis today to visit Mrs, F. D. Smith* Sr., who is undergoing treatment in the Methodist Hospital there. "ALWAYS tell your wife ths truth," advises someone—probably a manufacturer of dpg houses.— Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. SLIM—I've got the quickest shootin' cousin in Texas. Sam — Yes? Well, my cousin in Texas is so fast he shoots his gun even before it is out of his holster. Slim—You don't say? What's his name? Sam—Toeless Mike. — Greenville (Tenn.) Sun. 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