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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 8, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLK (ARK.) COURIER KEWI THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W RAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant publ!sh«r PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Mantger Sole Nation*] Advertising Representatives: W*llM» Wltiner Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, AU»nt», Memphtt. Entered u tecond class matter at the post- oHice at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act o! Con- ires*, October 9.1917. Member o( The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per *eet. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, J5.00 per vear' $250 (or six months. S1.25 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile »ne. J12.50 per year payable in advance. ^^^ MEDITATIONS And he took the cup, »nd gave thinks, and Hid, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: Luke 22:11. * * ¥ Thou vrater turn'st to wirie, fair friend of life; Thy foe, to cross the sweet arU of Thy reign, Distils from thence the tears of wrath and strife, And so turns wine to water back again.—Crashaw. BARBS Lots of tolks going on boat trips wonder what to do in case of seasickness. They shouldn't irorry—they'll do it. * * * Opportunity only knock! while temptation kicks the door In. * * * If you haven't time to play golf, men, you can jet into just as many holes in a bridge game. * * * A nice, lazy summertime thought—having the job of enforcing the laws of nature. * , * * ' Every investment in a government bond Is Jrat * little more butter on your bank roll. * * * It's funny how permanent waves stay so much longer in our roads than in women's hair. The Farm Problem Is Difficult to Confine Our discerning County Agent, Keith Bilbrey, has come up with a quote which well way be startling this nation's farm belt. If you read his "On Missco Farms" column in last Friday's.paper you'll recognize the passage, attributed to a member of the official family in Washington (not Secretary Benson): "People of tliis country never had it so good ... Farmers aren't doing so well, it's true. Farm owners, however, have only $11 billion out of a national income of $320 billion. That's under four percent, so that if farm income goes down 25 percent, barely one percent of national income is involved. Planners in government are not so concerned about troubles on the farm as they were in times past." We are of the opinion that at least some economists would point out to government planners that more than one percent of this nation's income would be affected in the wake of a 25 percent drop in farm income. All business seems, to us do-it-your- gelf economists, anyway, something of a relative thing, with factors piling on top of factors to give a complete picture. Disturbance of any part of the picture is likely to distort or unbalance the whole. But it is quite true that this nation doesn't hold the farmer in the same position he was held back in the 1930's when the farm programs were initiated. There's a reason: there merely aren't as many farmers and such subsidy programs as the one involving the-infamous blue potatoes, together with the butter and cheese program have cast a cloud over the overall federal loan picture for commodities. In short, there's a growing trend to minimize the role the farmer plays in the nation's economy. The years of plenty have made it difficult to cbnyice politicians and their constituents that the farmer still can't compete on a compete])' free and open market. He must have some sort of market insurance—some form of the present loan program. However, this changing trend, which is now well-established, is another reason why the farmer can't rest on the 90 percent parity program with rigid acreage requirements. In the first place, it's growing more and more unpopular. In the second, it seems to be gradually edging him out of the cotton business (in our case), or the bean business (in the future) or the wheat business. It was disappointing to many to hear such a statesman as our Senator J. W. Fulbright offer no plan for our staggering agriculture other than 90 percent parity. Ajricultural economy must be •>ibiliii< to MM «*U«t ti»t it will not be subject to th« political alignments of Congress. And we can' see a really satisfactory solution, for this area in particular, in a program which lets us grow less and less cotton each year. That's the one thing we do the best and must continue to do if we are to maintain pace with the national prosperity. Stinging Hurricane Aftermath The heavy rains accompanying hurricanes Connie and Diane brought eastern seaboard folk the biggest visitation of mosquitoes they have seen for many a year. Even New Jersey, long fabled as a favored habitat of these pests, is complaining. The state senate set up a mosauito control board after one lawmaker said the mosquitoes "have grown to a size and achieved an audacity hitherto unknown" in New Jersey. The gentleman said further that the new Jersey Turnpike has increased the problem, though he didn't explain how. Possibly the insects are using it as a landing field during light traffi^hours. New Jersey has always been rather proud that it serves as a corridor state for.traffic bound elsewhere. But clearly it would like to deny air rights to one rather large and pesky segment of its traffic. VIEWS OF OTHERS Ike and Harry Certain writers have made much over the fact that President Eisenhower has not seen fit to use the services of Harry Truman. They point out that Truman asked Herbert Hover to assist him, but that was a different story. Hover is a brilliant executive with long experience in government — as a relief administrator, as a cabinet officer, and as President. Truman chose Hoover to administer relief overseas. And Hoover was picked for the Hoover Commission — not by Truman — but by the then Speaker of the House, Joseph Martin. But what possible service could Harry Truman be to the Eisenhower Administration? In the first place, Hoover never made any smear attacks against Truman or reflected on his integrity. His attacks were directed to the philosophy of government represented by the . New and the Pair Deais. But in the heat of the 1952 Presidential campaign, Truman impugned Eisenhower's honor and honor is as dear to a West Pointer as -virtue is to a good woman. Truman is not a brilliant executive. His entire experience has been in practical politics and Eisenhower neither needs nor wants the kind of political advice that Harry Truman learned, at the knee of the late Boss pendergast of Kansas City and Leavenworth Prison. President Eisenhower has named a former Truman cabinet officer to his own cabinet—Gordon Gray. And the President has assigned certain missions to a mutual Truman-Eisenhower friend, General George C. Marshall. It may be true the President has "snubbed" Truman. But with his high regard for the oflice of President, Ike has never insulted Truman. —Kinksport (Tenn.) News. Keep It Simple You can just see the Clerk of the Senate of the State of Maine dropping gratefully Into the most comfortable living room chair and sighting away the moments while his wife prepares him a cold lemonade, little tray with flowers and other touches of sweet sympathy, Indeed, we hope he has a wife. Otherwise whom could he inform that he had "had a terrible day at the office"? For the Maine legislators had wanted a little fun. They had a bill before them with the title: "Resolve Authorizing State Highway Commission to Study Desirability of a Bridge Across the Passagassawaukeag River." They made the poor clerk read the title five times. But, even so, it might have been worse. Which is to say it might have been in Wales. And the title of the bill might have been; Resolve authorizing the local Eisteddfod authorities to commission a poem to be written by Llewellyn Llwellyn in honor of the town of Llanfairpwllgwngyllgo- geryvhwyrndrobwll-Llantysillogogogoch." Then, if the clerk had read the title live times, all the wives of all the legislators would have been bringing them cold drinks on little trays and urging them to get their minds on simple words like "Passagassawaukeag." — Christian Science Monitor. SO THEY SAY I will say this — the day I see one (oft-reported little green space men) I'll turn in my uniform. — Capt. Robert White, Air Force's "flying saucer specialist". ¥ * # There just ain't no hobos no more. The boys came off the road to \vork in the war plants in '41 and they never went back. — Jeff Davis, long-famed a* "king of the hobos." • ' * * The spirit of Geneva, if it is to be genuine ind not spurious, must Inspire all to a correction • of injustices, an observance of human rights, and «n end to subversion organized on > world- wtdt *ul«. — PrwldM SlMohoww. "At Least They Con Hot Theirs" Peter idson's Washington Column — Chances Appear Slim that U. S. Can Get Troops Out of Korea Soon Washington — (NEA) — When all the facts of the tangled post- armistice situation in Korea are added up. it has to be admitted that the United Nations and the United States tiave no positive program to make a firm peace in this area. There is no apparent course for shaking off the shackles which now hold U.S. military forces on the Korean peninsula. There is a strong fear that this situation will have to be lived with for years. It is a second cold-war front, The Communists appear content to leave things in this unsettled condition. Intelligence reports give no indication the Reds want to start the Korean war again. The Chinese have withdrawn ground troops from North Korea. just as the United States has cut down its forces in South Korea. The Chinese withdrew 80.000 troops after the armistice was signed two years ago. No announcements were made on the first withdrawals. Then the Chinese started to announce their "volunteers" return home, and made propaganda of their peaceful intent. While doing this, the Communists began building up the North Korean air readiness, in open violation of the cease-fire agreements. For the first- time since the Korean fighting began in 1950, U.N. forces are now challenged for air superiority over both land and sea. The United Nations got euchered Into a bad 'deal in the Korean armistice in that it made no mention of and established no bans against rebuilding airfields by either side. The southern airfields were intact, because the Red bombers never got south of the battle lines. But airfields in the north had been clobbered. Now all have been rebuilt. It isn't necessary to have planes on them, for planes can be hopped in from north of the Yalu on short notice. Whenever U.N. reconnaissance has spotted Red aircraft on North Korea's rebuilt fields, and protests have been lodged, the Communists have flown out before inspection teams c^uld get there. It's ghost strength of great value. The United Nations' forces lived ! up to the armistice terms meticu- | lously. The Communists never have. Both Asides agreed to live I ports of entry for supplies. The U.S. could have used more, but did not. The Communists did. They filed no reports on resupply for a year. Such reports as they did file were obviously false. All the while, U.S. supply officers were filing detailed reports on everything shipped in— including soap and toothpaste. And whenever the Communists caught any mistakes in bookkeeping arithemetic, they jumped all over them as deceptions. South Korean President Syngman Rhee is In the fortunate position of never having signed this armistice. He can therefore criticize it I'ree- ly. Rhee's agitations against the Neutral Nations' Supervisory Commission teams are the only propaganda trump cards the U.N. side has to play in keeping the world alerted to the frauds of this agreement. The whole mess must have an airing before the U.N. General Assembly when it reconvenes this month. , Some of the 16- U.N. allies who supported South Korea have been fearful that Rhee might become irrational and start a new war. American diplomatic and military officials have firm assurances from Rhee that he will not restart (he war and try to drag his allies into a showdown with communism. Defense Secretary C. E. Wilson has indicated that some 17,000 U.S. forces, approximately another division, might be withdrawn from the Far East and redeployed. If a deal could be made to withdraw all U.S. forces from Korea , in return for a complete withdrawal of Chinese forces, it would leave South Korea with a three-to-two advantage over the North Koreans. Such an agreement, if enforcable, today offers the only possibility Washington observ- United States from the Korean front. And even that would not bring a stable peace. the Doctor Says Written for NEA Sen-Ice By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. I should like to share with .my, readers a little surprise about > Kwashiorkor syndrome. Kwashior-i kor, according to an article in the; American Journal of Nutrition, "is' probably the most serious and j widespread nutritional disorder in' the world today." I didn't know i this either until a few days ago. i Perhaps there are two reasons j for our ignorance about this condition. One is that it is rare in 1 North America and the other is | that it has been described in many j countries under a variety of • names. j No, ma tier how called, however, i the principal cause of Kwashiorkor' is the result of a diet which does] not contain good quality protein; the disease appears in the age group when the need for protein is greatest. • j In Africa, says the article, the \ fundamental signs of Kwashiorkor are 'considered to be retarded growth during the first few months of life, changes in skin and hair pigmentation, accumulation of fluid in the tissues, and changes in the liver together with a high death rate unless needed protein foods are promptly provided. In Central America protein deficiency is usually accompanied by vitamin deficiency and just not enough food of any kind. In other words, in some parts of the world, Kwashiorkor is not simply protein malnutrition but is the result of a*muIUpIe deficiency in the diet. Furthermore, the infectious diseases, digestive upsets and the like, frequently add to the severity of the symptoms. I was interested to learn from the article also that in places where K\vj\shiorkov is common there is a large amount, of clu'onic liver disease in grownups. One wonders, therefore, whether protein deficiency, even on this continent, may not have something to do with the development of at least some, forms of chronic liver disease. This however, is pure guesswork. Ibwt AM, M H**W«, wvtral problems involving the prevention and treatment of Kwashiorkor which remain to be solved . Treatment with skimmed milk powder is said to be effective, but frequently .this is not a practical measure except as an emergency in those regions of the world where the disorder is the most common. Thus, part of tbe problem is to find a protein—perhaps of vegetable origin—which can be obtained ireely and cheaply in those areas where Kwashiorkor is a common cause of death and illness. Frequently by observing disorders of this kind that we learn more about the workings of the human body, its dietary needs, and other matters which have practical application' to our daily lives. Bubonic plague too, is practically nonexistent on the North American continent, but you can be sure that it is important to all of us. LISTENING to thfe diesel horn at dawn, we just realized millions of youngsters now growing up will- never know the plantive .call of & steam locomotive whistle in the night. It's a lost chord.—Tallahassee Democrat. A SMALL TOWN is the place where a fellow with a black eye doesn't have to explain to people: they know. — GreeneviUe (TennJ Sun. LITTLE LIZ All men ore bofn free—but it's the football players who po through college that way, »M,» • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for XEA Service fast Casts Ace Upon Waters "Cast thy bread upon the waters," was the advice of Solomon more than 2000 years ago. East followed this advice in today's hand, with excellent results. South ruffed the second spade NORTH * 1043 V362 • K97432 *» WEST *KQJ7S VA9 « QJS #1052 EAST 4A982 V743 • 108 + AJ73 South 1 ¥ 3* 4V SOUTH (D) V K Q J 10 5 «A6 . #KQ964 Both sides vul. We*t North 1 * Pass Pass 3 » Pass Pass Pass Past Opening lead—id K and entered dummy with the king of diamonds in order to lead the singleton club towards his hand. East was tempted to take his ace for fear of losing it, but he decided to risk the loss. By playing a low club, Instead of the ace, East flguatively cast his bread upon the waters. South won with the king of clubs and chortled with pleasure. He ruffed > club in dummy, got back to his hand with the ace of diamonds, ruffed another club In dummy, and then rufTed * spade to lead a fourth club. West ruffed with the nine of hearts to shut out the dummy, >nd East's ace of clubs fell on this trick. Poor East never did make > trick with his «ce of clubs, but he didn't regret It. W*M Mat cutoa UM M* at Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD • - (NEA) — Hollywood on TV: Hollywood just came up with a devilish blueprint for the legalized murder of some not-wanted characters in the "Our Miss Brooks" telefilms. All except Eve Arden and Gale Gordon (Mr. Coinklin) are mass- exterminated to set the stage for a new set of supporting characters this season. The not-so-sublte hatchet plot: Madison High School closes to make way for a new freeway. Only Eve and Gaie of the old cast turn up in the new story line at an elementary school. Lost in the shuffle. Bob Rockwell as Mr. Boynton; Dick Crerffla. as Walter Denton: Leonard Smith as Stretch: Joseph Kearns as Mr. Stone and several others. Those freeways, evea fictional ones, sure can cause trouble. HAVING SURVIVED the Davy Crockett gags, you can start bracing yourself for the ABC-TV debut this fall of Wyatt Earp. A sample of things to come is Hugh O'Brien s mad desire, as the star of the tele- filmed "The Life and Legends ot Wyatt Earp," to play this barroom scene: , "You're new here." observes the bartender. "What's your name?" "Earp," says O'Brien. Growls the bartender: "I didn't ask how you felt. I wanna know your name." "O'Brien is shrugging off Western Marshal Earp being pictured as a no-good ruthless bum on "You Are There" with: "Yon can do two versions of any man's life story and ret both black and white. Even Davy Crockett wasn't the big hero Disney made him out to be." The Series has Wyatt solving a western crime in every episode. "It's Dragnet with saddle sores." says O'Brien. But he's happy about the switch from movie villain to TV hero. "I died in 20 westerns." he says, "and It's real nice to finish a picture standing up." HEAR IT NOW: Pinky Lee is changing his kiddie clowning this fall into a circus format to meet the competition of Walt Disney's Mickey Mouse Club. I suspect Pinky is due for a Mickey ... Old trumps to take the last trump out of dummy, alter which he could lead another spade to mske South ruff that suit for the third time. This left South with only one trump, while East still had two trumps. East was therefore sure to get another trick, and the contract was doomed to defeat. Now see what would happen if East tamely took his ace o( clubs when that suit was first led from the dummy. -East could then lead another spade to make South ruff for a second time, and South would ruff a low club in dummy and lead a trump. If West then took his ace, dummy's last trump would protect declarer against a spade continuation; and if West refused (o take the ace of trumps the fall of the. nine would warn South to abandon the trumps and lead the clubs. Either way. South would make his game contract. Q—The bidding has been: N'orth East South West 2 Hearts Pass ? You. South, hold: 418,14 V52 «963Z *SS4J What do you do? A—Bid two no-trump. The hind is quite worthless, but your partner's bid it forcing, ind y« must respond. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding Is the same as In the question just answered. You. South hold: 4Q74 VS2 *K632 +J 5 4 J What do you do? Answer Tomorrow movies never die note: Feature movies now available to television add up to 4300 . . . Jackie Glea- soa, who played bit roles in films before TV stardom, returns to Hollywood in April for- a big movie deal. No I'ilmusical, though. He wants a strong dramatic plot. . . . Pans can't agree on those black- rimmed specs Frankie Laine is wearing for his telefilms. Lots of protests . . . Macdonald Carey has been signed for two telefilm series, "Dr. Christian." and "Blandings Way." Jean Hersholt introduces him as his doctor nephew in th« former. A couple of TV executives, claims Alan Wilson, were plotting how they could beat C. B. DeMille to the punch with "The Ten Commandments." One suggested a weekly series show. "Great," said the other, "we'll write three more commandment! to fill out the 13 weeks." Lassie can't accept all of the big money personal appearance offers since becoming a TV star. So a look-alike pooch, billed as "Lassie's Pal." will go on tour soon to accept the bow-wows. NOT IN THE SCRIPT: Donru Reed denying the report she'll do a night-club act: "Have furs but won't travel." Truman (MargareU and Churchill (Sarah) are meeting again on NBC-TV's "Matinee Theater." It'l a straight dramatic role for Margaret with no warbling. . . . New close friendship note: Milton Berle and Jerry Lewis. TJnlilmfd Drima at the monthi A television writer dreamed UP a drama about a divorce case, with a private eye tracking down thi wife's boy trie d. He sold it for a chapter In a telefilmed series show and collected his money unaware 01 the hellza-poppln' that was to follow. When the telefilm was teen br the sponsor's advertising agency it was quickly «nd quietly shelved. The show's sponsor had just been divorced — after hiring a private eye to track down his wife's boy friend. Enzlo Pinza and Marguerite piazza in a series about feuding opera siars is on the planning boards. The writers, I'm sure, Ilg- ure that with two opera stars the "feuding" scripts would )ust naturally write themselves. 15 Years Ago In Blytheyille Thomas R. Ivy was elecied president ot Group Three of the Arkansas Education Association in this county at a meeting Friday night at Yarbro School. The "Initial word" WfA. has become such an ordinary one in th» past five years that the average person dot's not realize that in Mississippi County alone It pays more than 800 persons and the average monthly payroll here runs from $21.000 to S35.000. Members o! the Epworth League of First Methodist Church enjoyed a "tacky" party last night at the Church with Miss Icle Whitworth as leader. Of the 24 guests present. Jerry Whitworth received the priie tor the tackiest costume. Davis Michael Graber, who wa« three years old Thursday, celebrated with a party for 13 at his home. LeRoy Brown will go to Sikeston tonight to enter the Army Air Corps. He will receive three monthi train- Ing at the Sikeston field before going elsewhere for further instruction. Lloyd Floreman will leave tomorrow tor Austin, Te%. where he will enter the University of Texas. About Girls Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Feminine appellation 6 Girl's name 11 Expunges 13 Form a notion 14 Befall 15 Second mentioned 16 College cheer 17 Mimic 19 Anger 20 Fruit drink 21 Preposition 22 Units of weight 53 Lath 26 Chant 29 Scottish sheepfold 31 Assam £ silkworm ' 32 Hops'kiln 33 Conger 34 Bulks 37 Royal Italian family name 40 Ignite 41 Pronoun 43 East (Fr.) I 45 Entire 46 Diminutive of Leonard 47 Compass point 48 Purifiei 91 Rugged mountain crests 51 Occupant 55 Obvious 58 Cubic meter 57 Female horses DOWN IMiss P«g«t 2 Moun'iin 3 Sister of Leah (Bib.) 4 Equal (comb, form} 5 Seminary (ab.) 6 Feminine name 7 Obtain 8 Country 9 Everlasting (poet.) 10 Withers 12 Chair 13 Island (Fr.) 18 Hawaiian food 22 Labors 24 Got up 25 Hardy heroine 27 Born 40 Actualities 28 Large plant 42 Fillip 30 Summer (Fr.) 44 Tries 34 Cereal grass 46 Type of boat 35 Miss Francis 36 "Sioux City 38 Bed canopy 39 Hebrew ascetic. 49 River in Switzerland 50 Mariner's . direction 52 Male sheep 53 Greek letter '&'

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