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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 2, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER S, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis ___ Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1917. . Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city o! Blytheville or any suburban town where, carrier service is maintained, 25c per week By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, 55.00 per year, J2.50 for six months, 51.25 tor three months: by mail ouuside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS And Thou, vast Ocean! on whose awful face Time's iron feet can print no ruin trace. —Montgamery. * * ¥ For we know in part, and we prophesy in pa«. I Cor. 13:9. * * * The prophet's mantle, ere his flight began, Dropt on the world—a sacred gift to men. —Campbell. BARBS Your thumb will shudder to know that an Ohio concern makes nails in more. than a thousand different shapes and sizes. if- ¥• * If (hey keep on making new stamps we'll soon b« able to see America first on our daily mail. * * * An Idaho couple was married on a merry-go- round and we sincerely hope they'll be keep right on going around together. * * * A convict who escaped from a prison probably figures it was a very good substitute foii he wings Have you noticed how even the tiny little girls love to be all dolled up? Trade—and the Tariff The cause of more liberal foreign trade is suffering because of President Eisenhower's decision to boost the tariff on bicycles 50 per cent. The President has long since committed himself to freer trade as a vital means of adding to the economic strength of our valued allies. But the elements of a protectionist pattern are discernible in the "exceptions" he is allowing from the rule. Last year Mr. Eisenhower hiked the tariff on Swiss watches, a highly popular import. The justification was national defense, since domestic watchmakers argued effectively that in event of war they would be -the nation's only ready source of precision skills needed for complex weapons devices like proximity fuses. That decision must now look somewhat suspect in the light of the action on bicycles. For bicycles are not important to the country's defense. And the President's statement that this latest move does not weaken his commitment to free trade principles is hardly reassuring. True enough, bicycles don't bulk large in world trade. But they nevertheless are an important source of dollars to some of our foreign friends, particularly Britain. Of all the bicycles sold in America last year, 40 per cent were of foreign make. Such producers as the British have taken the initiative, too, in developing the American market for the new popular lightweight type. Thus American manufactures are not competitive in this field. The foreign producers have found a niche special to them, by creating something Americans like. In boosting the bicycle tariff, Mr. Eisenhower invoked the "escape'" clause of the Reciprocal Trade Act, which allows such action when evidence seems to suggest a domestic industry is being injury by foreign competition. Yet, as has been indicated, the evidence in this case does not point that way. It suggests rather that many who buy lightweight foreign bicycles would not take a heavier substitute of different basic design. When are we going to encourage foreign trade, if we see fit io throw up roadblocks every time foreign makers find a genuinely profitable entry into our markets? Support for free trade stems from the conviction lhat all sides gain from the exchange of products into which are poured the special skills and resources of particular places. When that exchange is thwarted, the consumer it ii»tur«ll)- a prim* sufferer, since he may be denied the best he could get for a given price. But in this day, the harm is deeped. We cannot help to build strong friends in a hostile world if we won't let them capitalize on their potentialities for strength. Inflation Looms Again If any folks are awaiting a drop in prices before another buying plunge, they'd better not hold their breaths. A fresh dose of inflation would appear to be the more likely prospect. For the second month in a row, the government's Consumer Price Index has edged upward, and stands now at its highest point in 1955. The rise, said the government, stemmed from higher prices for fresh fruits, and hikes in charges for personal ser- vies, like barber work. The index later may feel the effects of new boosts in industrial wages in such basic fields as steel and coal. And, of course, the climb in the index itself brings wage hikes for union workers whose pay is tied by contract to the index. This would not seem the moment to sew the stuff up in a mattress and wait. VIEWS OF OTHERS Random Thoughts: Nervosity Nervosity is just another way of saying nervous,'a pedantic way, perhaps, but eye-catching it may be hoped. Nervousness has played its part in history. The shot at Fort Sumter which set off the Civil War was a nervous one. Napoleon was a nervous [ype, and not alone because of Josephine. It made him indecisive at Waterloo and he was clobbered. Pontius Pilate nervously washed his hands. The Scots call it nervish. It is an occupational disease with newspapermen, burglars and husbands who have a habit of dropping five bucks occasionally at poker. School teachers get it about the second day out in a new career and school principals contract it a day later. Parents have had it all along. It is calculated to make one fast moving, fond of cigarettes and adverse to cats -tramping across the floor. It is the finest excuse ever invented for not doing something you don't wish to do. There was once a minister in a small church who had a nervous tic (are all tics nervous or not?,). When, in the pulpit, he was belaboring .sin, often his tic would take over and make him wink at his congregation. That wink made him the most popular preacher in those parts and his congregation never circulated, or wanted to circulate, !\ petition for him to move on. The late O. O. Mclntyre was fond of telling a story about his first promotion. He was a cub reporter on a small paper in Ohio and every morning 1 * when he would report to work, he would dash past the open door of the publisher, ol whom he stood in dreadful awe. "Make that man city editor," ordered the publisher. "He has the git-up-and-git we need." Fine story. Never happened. Pipe smokers are commonly accepted as calm, contemplative characters who might rouse up a trifle if the house blew up. Not so. After years of abstinence, I have resumed smoking a pipe and I am still as twitchy as a witch with her broom on fire. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. Inspiring The quiet farming community of Udall, Kan., was destroyed by a tornado last May 25. Eighty persons died. More than 200 others were injured out of a population of 600. That was enough to make Udall a ghoat town. Instead, it. is rfsing from the ruins. One hundred construction projects, totaling: $1,500,000 are under way or under contract. In the planning stage are several housing developments and a new business district. Mayor Earl Rowe predicts that Udall. in a couple of years, will be twice its former size. All of this has been marie possible through public and private funds. Red Cross aid grants total moret nan $500,000. The Civil Defense Administration contributed $250,000 for restoration of schools and utilities. Various collections brought more than $19,000 to the community. It is an inspiring story of how America and Its people respond when disaster strikes. — Asheville (N. C.) Citizen. SO THEY SAY It is mandatory to destroy the Communist nests belore the eggs are hatched.—Maj. Gen. Orvil A. Anderson (Ret.) who is 1950 advocated "preventive war" against USSH. * * * They (touring Russian farmers; are reaUy live wire guys who knew what they wanted and asked many questions. They're a very likeable bunch. —John Strohm, who managed their trip for the U.S. * * * people sweating on the (automobile) as»embly line could have taken it easier If they hsd not given »500 million ot military and economic • id to the rest of the world since the end of war. That's unrequited overtime and deserves a salute.—Oeorge Schwarz, ol The London Times, after visit to Detroit. * * * The neglected child in tlie average classroom U the |lfl*d child.—Mrs. Ceclle 6llv«r, president Oregon Federation of Teicnm. El Presidente Canute Peter Edson's Washington Column — Further Easing of Industry-Labor Tensions Predicted by Experts WASHINGTON — (NEA) —, than 40 hours. Development of the American labor prospects for the 1 35 to 37-hour work week has not ' been limited to any one area. It is more common in nonmanufactur- ing- than in manufacturing industries. Over the long haul, AFL offi- year ahead are now regarded as favoring increased stability. The basic steel contract and northern coal industry contracts were renegotiated without a strike. Ford and General Motors con- cials expect the shorter work week " tracts were negotiated with only limited work stoppages. CIO Elect rieal Workers asked General Electric for a guaranteed annual wage. They settled instead for a five-year contract with 32 "better living" fringe benefits plus a, 3 per cent annual wape increase. But the "OAW" question may be opened latei". With these pattcrn-settinc contracts renegotiated peacefully", the big job lor the remainder of thp year is to extend their provisions to other companies. Most of these contracts are for two years or more. The number of contracts expiring in 1956 will therefore be much lower than this year. This makes for greater stability in labor relations. These big-industry contracts always make the most news. But in their quieter, local contract negotiation- 1 ?, Ameririin Federation of Labor's new contracts have been setting some different patterns. The biggest change, according to AFL's research department, is the trend towards a shorter work week. One worker in six is now i on a standard work week ot less' be the answer to the replace' ment of men by machines in technological advances, or automation. AFL truckers have won wage increasas and hours reduction in a number of regional and statewide contracts. In the New England contract, truckers outside the Bostnn metropolitan area were given the Boston scale. This trend towards Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hollywood on TV: If things continue the way they've been going, television will need* a show titled "Endings—Revealed" .to keep audiences from going mad. . "The End" doesn't mean what it says anymore. What happened after the lights went out has more suspense than the $64,000 question. I don't know whether it's the warm, somnolent weather this time of year or just plain lazy writers, but the TV show without an ending seems to have become a new home-screen writing technique. It's particularly annoying when plots are based on true-life stories, like the recent "One Night Stand" show starring Bob Crosby and his band on CBS' "Climax." If you saw the show maybe you're still wondering what happened to Joe band? Any freshman dramatist would have answered these ques- series show, on the set or at home where there are two older brothers—12-year-old John and 17-year- old Walter. Says Mrs. Hamer, who prides herself on not being a movie mama: "He- has some pretty fresh line§ in the script every week but I don't allow him to absorb them. I keep him in line with the theory that he's doing: a good Job but (hat he's not a big: shot. It work* out just fine." Unlike movie kid stars washed up after a couple of movies because Hollywood couldn't stop 'era from growing, kids like Rusty and Sherry Jackson, who plays his sis, give TV writers new situations every season. Rusty was at the six-year-old ink-squirting stage when he made his debut as Danny's son. This season he's joining a Little League baseball team. Says Danny: "I can hardly wait until they become teen-agers." rmike up a special photo 01 himself as gruesome Mr. Hyde. He lions but nut "Climax." The ending left Joe in a hospital bed, listening to the band on the radio. It was strictly "No Climax." The same no-ending technique sent the photo to his parents in England, writing: "I hope you like my latest picture. l)o think five years In Hollywood has changed me very much?'' has been used so often, on Bob XeS^Tr^iS^ag on^TvM HEAR rr NOW: Sinre^a mag- ley "Watch the Montgomery show! azlne billed Catn\ CIOSDJ tonight. I hear he has an END-1 "Bing's niece. Gary ING" Crosby la calling himself "Bob's daughter's cousin." . . . Joan CauUield and IX THE INTEREST of TV public welfare, I found out what hap-j CBS have called u pened after the lights went out on i ihe demise of "My Favorite "One Night Stand." Joe Sullivan ' ' " " ' did recover, and he's now playing the piano in a San Francisco night club. day with Make room for trick-named Rusty Hamer, who is no brat. And credit Mrs. Dorothy Hamer for the well-mannered eight-year-old natural comic who trades wisecracks every week with Danny Thomas on" "Make Room For Daddy." THERE'S S'O SPOILING of lit gaining, in place of area b the local For 165 cars, si .30. Nonoperaling brotherhoods' principal victory in the L. & N. strike was a provision which requires the road to pay all health and welfare benefits. This marks the siart of a drive to end the present system of having employer and employe share the cost of these benefits. Fringe benefits like pensions, paid vacations, health and welfare benefits have been increasing steadily. The trend is toward further increases, varying from company to company with no fixed pattern. One new trend won by the fluto j ^' ld Jave Von"oniy"tnree'or four! workers is for a seventh paid holi- tr|cks flnd would havc becn pen .;' band "... There are 19 movie theater projects and 126 hours of telefilms on Walt Disney's 195556 schedule. Eighty-live per cent of his staffs time is now devoted to television. The TV version of "HuckJe- berrv Finn" on CBS Sept. 15 will bill the author as Samuel L. Clemens instead of by his better known pen name of Mark Twain. The reason is a Mark Twain Corp. which has lied up TV rights to the name of Mark Twain and all tie Rusty, TV's youngest star of a j nls wor v; S except "Huckleberry." . I . Ruth Roman: "I guess I'm ' one of the few actresses In Holly- should be able to name the crime; u . 00(1 no . i 00 yns for a TV series, and the criminal before you j Wmcn ,, le ., n s. of course, I'll prob- read on. ; a bly sign a deal any day now." South was the criminal, but he; ' _—_ . didn't make any mistake in the i play of the cards. He committed | ——— mayhem on his cards when he bid j two' diamonds. South should have] passed the double nf one no-trump with great satisiactjon. West ?5 Years Ago In e/ythev///e contracts which AFL craft unions ,._|day each year, made up of two ' half holidays on Christmas and New Year's Eve. Vacations of alized to the tune of either 800 or; E B Gee, John Traynor. John Lenti and Harry W. Haines •em to Memphis, today to partici- Mcmphis Country Club independent unions.. Under this plan Railway operating brotherhoods! employes may authorize payroll claim their most significant gain deductions of S12.50 to $37.50 a I organized, are largely bricklayers, with a top of $3.85. | en{ unlons _ under of the year was in initial agreements for pay differentials based month to buy U. S. savings bonds For every dollar the employe puts on the number of cars in freight j ni t ne company donates 25 cents trains. For fewer than 81 cars, the towards the purchase of DuPont pay increase is 20 cents a day. I stock. Sunday School Lesson— Written for H1A SerriM , I cannot come down." I suppose that in a sense it is to By WILLIAM E. GILROV. D.D. When many of the Jews returned .... from their seventy-year exile from the disgrace of religion that it has never conquered war or the war spirit. But it is to the credit of re- Babylon to Jerusalem and their Palestine homeland, only a becm- ning of the restoration was accomplished. Ahead of them lay a great task of rebuilding, >vith unforseen dangers and problems of conquest. In the great Exiie to Babylon not all the JeWs were carried off; the king. the court, craftsmen; all those of prominence were exiled. But a remnant, "the poor of the land". farmers, vinedressers and others were allowed to remain. During the seventy years of Exile those who remained seem to have done little to restore Jerusalem and Its environment, materially or religiously. It was the report of the deplorable conditions in the ligion that zealous warriors have fought against violence and evil. That we are still in a warlike world Is due, not to the Neherniahs, but to the Sanballats of opposition and destruction. Though my lather had been a soldier on active duty, I grew up in a home where the love of peace was intense. My sympathies have wavered at times between the non-resistant lovers of peace, and the intimate friends (one was the first Canadian to receive the Victoria Cross, posthumously, and a cousin flew and fought throughout the first World War) who have fought heroically for what they believed to be holy city that had so saddened Ne- 1 right. heiiiiflh," and that had led to the | Though spiritual forces can do Babylonian King's permission Ear .. much against violence and evil I the great return (Nehemiah 2;. | believe it is as futile to abandon But instead of finding a welcome in their homeland, the returnees found themselves strongly opposed by the non-exiles, who saw their place and power threatened. Under a leader, Sanballat, they did everything they could to frustrate the plans and purposes of Nehemiah. It was under these circumstances that Nehemfah's true greatness appeared. We see him in Babylon, an exile, but with a deep love of Zion in his heart, and n yearning to see the glory of Israel restored. We see him as an organizer and man of action, leader in the long return march, encouraging and inspiring his followers. And now, in the greatest crisis of all, we see him as nn indomitable warrior as well, refusing to allow anything to divert him from his purpose. It Is an inspiring picture that the Book of Nehemiah presents of a builder nnd warrior, as schrewd in frustrating the wiles of his enemies as he was bold and brnve in opposing their violence. His words, when Sanballat wanted him to confer and parley, stand as a great heroic motto. He would not leave the building and the wnll. "I am doing a great work, so that physical opposition to physical violence as it would be to oppose epidemics of disease with lectures on health or healthful wishes. During one of our wars a song was written that began: "Somebody had to walk in front, so he did; somebody had to bear the brunt, so he did". So, though I love peace with all my heart, I honor the Nehemiahs, of old and of our own time, who have walked in front and borne the brunt of evil. LITTLf LIZ Progress usually Involve »x- changing old worries for new ones. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Another Trump In Chowder B.V OSWALD JACOBV Written for NEA Service All bridge detectives are advised to polish up their magnifying glasses. A bridge crime is described in today's story, and the j Q—With neither side vulner- ible. the bidding has been: North E»il South West 1 Heart 2 Clubs ? You, South, hold: »KQ75 VK4 «.I63 *K J B Z What do you do? A—Double. Ton have three probible trump tricks, and two or three side tricks, pirn whatever North has Tor his opening bid. Enst will probably spend his life refrettlnt this overcall. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in Ihe question just answered- You. South, hold: »Q75 »Q1 »AQJ63 +K92 What do you 'do? Answer Tomorrow H. F. McDon&l. ot Hughes read the service before the living room fireplace which was banked with white clematis. Virginia Swerengen had a birthday party Saturday afternoon for her cousin, Mary Louise Bass, of Dy.ess her euest for a week. Mrs. Jake Huffman and niece | Miss Virginia Huffman returned last night from Clinton, Miss., where they motored Don Wilhelrn and Millard Edds to enter Mississippi College. While they were away, they visited Mrs. Huffman's 5i5-:e"r. Mrs. James Sneed, and' j faintly at Vicksburg. j Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Saliba will • motor their, daughters. Miss Vera ' and Ml$.= Alice Snliba. to Baton Rouge. La., tomorrow where they will be students at Louisiana University for the coming year. Mis? Sue Ramey is spending- ths week wiih relatives in Illinois. NORTH *KQ5 » AJIO + K107 WEST (D) EAST A A 9.7 48642 VA73 V9842 »K54 * 76 + AQ92 +865 SOUTH AJ103 »K5 »Q983J + J43 Both Efdet vul. West North Eut Soith 1N.T. Double Pass 2* Put Pass Pass ' Opening lead—* 4 good sleuths will be able to spot the criminal without trouble. West opened the four of diamonds, -and South overtook with the queen of diamonds in his own hand to return a second diamond. Dummy won the second trick with the jack of diamonds and continued with the ace, thus drawing trumps. Declarer now. knocked out the ace of hearts by leading a heart to the king, West led the ace of clubs followed by n low club, but declarer won with dummy's king of clubs, and ran the hearts to discard his last club. West could eventually take the ace of spades, but South took « total of 10 tricks, thus mnkinp: his contract of two diamonds wllh two over-tricks. You now have all the Information you need. Who threw the overalls Into the bridge chowder? 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