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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 20, 1950
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I PAGE SDC BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 20, 1950 TH* BLYTHEVn.l.P! COURIER NEW* THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. w. HAINES, Publisher •AKKT A. HAINES, A«lst»nt Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Auocllte Editor PAUL D, HUUAN, AdTertlitnj ilaniger •ot* Nation*) Advertising RepresenlatlTei: ' Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chicago. Detroit AlUnU. Memphis __ btered u iecond clax* matter »t the po«t- •tftet it Blytheville, Arkmiiui, under act o[ Con, October », 1117. Member ol The Associated Fresi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: »j »rrler in the city o! BlythevUIe ot «nj •uburban town where carrier tervlce li m»uv Ulned, 20c per week, or 85c per month By mall, within a radius of 60 mtlci M.OO pel je*r, »2.00 for ill months, $1.00 (or three months; by mail outside SO mile tone, 110.00 per year payable IB advacc*. Meditations In everjlhlnr live (hanks: lor this Is Ihc «-tll of God In Christ Jesus concerning you.—1 The*. 5:1S. » • * God Is pleased with no music below so much u the thanksgiving songs ol relieved widows and supported orphans; ol rejoicing, comforted, and thankful persons.—Jeremy Taylor. . Barbs A lol of people have their eyes shut because they can't keep their mouth shut. * * * An Eastern woman had a cat insured lor $3000. If 11 Js the kind that sings on back fences, that's a food Investment. * » * As usual, straw liaLs are very elov,' this year at making a man feel at home. » # * An insurance company says that golf Is one of the most dangerous sports. Doggone that 19th hole! * • • With all of the good lies In this world, there Is no excuse for A poor Is Our Town Ready? Time Will Answer "Is Your Town Ready?" Collier's magazine recently asked that question of its readers and as examples of unreadiness held up Arkansas in general and Mississippi County in particular. Collier's had reference to last year's polio epidemic. Once again we've begun to count our polio victims. The state is running only slightly behind last year's count although Mississippi County so far has shown no sign of being headed for an epidemic of last year's proportions. But is our town ready? Truthfully, we'd probably have to ' v ' answer, "No. But we're getting ready." First step in that direction was taken last week at the public meeting of the Blytheville Community Service Council. Prodded by the Blytheville Junior Service Auxiliary, the Council began the readiness program by adopting a program offered by the Auxiliary and a committee was named to launch the program. This committee will work with local units of the Red Cross and Infantile Paralysis Foundation and representatives of county and city gvernment, the county health unit and the Mississippi County Medical Society. The committee, it was pointed out at the meeting, will map its program to include the entire county. JIain criticism of last year's procedure lay in the fact that polio victims in this county were subjected to tiring rides to Little Rock before getting treatment which, even on arrival at the capital, was sometimes delayed. Little can be said to re-emphasize the serious nature of the committee's assignment. Any parent will vouch for the utter seriousness of polio. The two women and five men which comprise the committee are capable people. The community and county are awaiting their recommendations. Is our town ready? The .jury is still out. But chances of an affirmative decision look good. Will to Win Courage is a lesson wherever you find it. Most recently it was seen in Ardmore, Pa., where little Ben Hogan astonished the world by his remarkable golfing comeback. In 19'18 Hogan was at the peak of his game *nd seemed set to stay on top a long time. Then came the famous automobile accident in which he was seriously injured. The fear was that Hogan never again would play a championship round of golf. But Ben just wasn't the quitting kind. 13y the first of this year he was back in competition with the nation's best golfers. He came within »n eyelash of capturing a big winter tourney in California. Then came th« big test— the U. S. Open. Still short on the strength he once had, but long on nerve and cagier than ever, Hogaii fought his way'into a triple tie and a playoff. With the chips down, lie put on the steam and beat his two rivals. Today he's riding the crest again. And that hospital bed in Texas looks a long way off. It didn't discourage Ben Hogan. Adversity can't stop any man who sees it for what it is: a challenga to be met and conquered, and not an insuperable barrier before which he must fall. once over lightly— By A. A. Frcdricksnn Oh, Yeah? So Glad You Told Us mvc^l If there's anything a cut more distasteful than hot weather, it's trying to work during hot weather. And if there's anything more tedious than trying to work during hot weather, it's attempting to knock out a coimrm that will keep readers awake for more than two paragraphs. Also, if there's anything more chafing to the weary soul than trying to grind out a column during hot weather, Ho doing so just before departing on vacation. That, and making feeble passes at a fascinating variety of insects that huve come indoors to read over my shoulder, is what I am doing at the nonce. However, by the time you read this—and reading anything during hot weather is a chore —I'll be long gone. By the time I get back, you'll have forgotten this episode and the complaints It fomented. So what the hell. I have found'that as Jong as one sits stock still, like a politician in an off year, nn occasional breath of air may reach you. But lilt a :finger, cxcri. one erg of energy, and the old pores start pouring. Ideas come slow In this stultifying weather. Although there are a number of wavs to dredge up a topic (o boot around, none of them seems to pay ofl on a still, sultry night like this one. Might as well not bother to turn on the radio. During the summer months, the high-priced tal- .ent flees to the cool hills, apparently leaving entertainment of the radio audience to the studio ushers and strangers who wander In off the streets. Maybe the newspapers contain a potential inspiration. "Senate Group Demands Relentless Cuts in Deficit Spending..." A good idea, but .Congress is a pretty futile spot in which to loose such a thought. Here's something about ,the different kinds of automatic transmissions on the market. Interesting, but not for us poor folks ...just have to keep that loft leg exercised, I guess. Politics...spy probes...Amerasia Ism... Truman.. ;iaSor troubles.. .business "booms" deficit spcnding:r.po5sible inflation.. .science's.. new "mechanical brains". ..nothing seems to rouse the wilted soul these torpid days. Mechanical there's a happy thought. If I had one I'd he all set. But then who wouldn't. I hope the scientists can gel these things Into production ere many more years pass —espcclally'a variety that will write columns on hot nights. And think of all the politicians we could turn out to pasture by installing a few honest mechanical brains here and there. Aha! Next comes the comic page, which for hot weather there is nothing better suited than. See what I mean? Even my grammar has melted and run together. Another minor crisis created by this hot weather Is this bug business. I didn't get any advance notice, but the insects in the neighborhood apparently are having a block party in the immediate vicinity of my typewriter. For some reason, I possess an undefinablc magnetism for insects. They flock to me like I was a week-old corpse. Wait a minute. What was thai? Egad, it was a breeze...If you think I'm going to sit here and let it go by unenjoyed you're farther off-base than a prohibitionist in the Stork club. Put away the air-wick and the deodorant. Breezes, here I come! \ f «y?cW. \ 'f^Sa \_V3SS72 Move to Ban Warlike Toys Seen in Germany So They Say Th. DOCTOR SAYS By KIWIS' P. JORDAN, M. I), Written for NKA Service (Second oT five articles on polio.) Although there Is much still to learn concerning polio, the cause is now known to be n virus, which Is a tiny living organism too s:nnll to .see under the ordinary microscope. Tim virus U difficult to grow outside the human body, but it IIBA boon possible to study it In monkeys and in R few other experimental animal!?. Consequently, it Ls now knowti that there are at least- two kinds of polio viruses and possibly this Ls the reason why .second ntlack.1 of the disease have been reported once in a while. How is this virus spread? Probably it is from fairly close con*act between sonirone harboring the virus and a .susceptible person. The virus has been found in waters con- Anilnated by human waste and on flie.-i, but. it is likely that human Infection.' 1 ; are usually contracted by fairly close contact. H is believed, too, that the incubation period— that is the time be- ween (he exposure to the virus and the development of symptoms — is between one and two weeks — It is also believed that most people who have not had polio are susceptible to the virus and that children from I to 16 years of age are as a group more .susceptible than older people, although polio attacks older people occasionally. What we know now is the result of painstaking research and there is every reason to expect that investigations of the future will con- -+ By MacKE.V/JI! Peter Edson's Washington Column — American Guard Idea Inspires New Minute Man Movement ANDERSON, Ind. (NEA1—Success of this community's "American Guard" political education and reform movement raises the question of whether the, idea will spread in Indiana and to other states. Already there have been InQuIr- cs from other aces- Charles O, arbaugh, young ecutive director the Anderson mcrican Guard, EDSON as in the last few weeks made talks the Guard movement In Seyour, Conncrsvillc, Crawfordsvilln, uncic, Fort Wayne and Indian- polls, Ind. Harbaugh also told about the suc- ss of the American Guard in the The 8,000,000 members of '.he American Federation of Labor arc determined,. .that freedom and democracy shail not be obliterated by aggression in other nations ol the earth.—A. F. of U President William Green. + •' + * The Navy is and always has been a loyal and dependable member of ih;s icarn upon which we depend lor our security and tor the preservation of peace—Arlm. Forrest Sherman, chief of Naval Operations. * * * The nation must be strong enough to make it clear that any attempts of Russia further to expand win jeopardize the peace.—Methodist Bishop G. Bromley Oxnam. + + * If there were no rebirth of pnric in Germany it would indeed mark a spirit of hopeless futility,—Benjamin Buttenwiescr, assistant U, S. high commissioner for Germany, * • * * The only way out ol the mess into which we are heading is complete political and economic Integration of the free world,—Former Supreme Court Justice Owen T. Roberts, + * * I am still of the opinion we can pievenl war, —Army Chief of Staff J. Lawton Collins. primary election, at a meeting of the Tri-State Bankers' Association, in Chicago. St. Louis, Mo., has sent a delegation to Anderson to study American Guard operations at first hand. A number of St. Louis citizens have enrolled as members of the Anderson American Guard, Thus far the Anderson American Guard has sent out no paid organizers to promote growth of the idea. If any other city with similar political clean-up problems on its hands wants to know how the American Guard tackled its job. the Anderson founders will he glad to tell them. But they members, yet. aren't soliciting There are evidences, however, that the Anderson American Guard founding fathers had this idea in mind. They incorporated under state law, so they can expand all over Indiana. And they have Ideas on how they might become a national organization. One of the things they may be waiting for is to see if they can repeat their May primary successes in the November election. At the present time, Crawfordsville, Ind., has gone farther than any other Indiana city in following the Anderson lead. But Crawfordsville is going to change the Anderson formula considerably, , Sparkplug of the movement In Crawfordsville is Russell Thompson, secretary of the Chamber of Commerce. In Anderson, the American Guard was completely divorced from the Chamber of Commerce, In Crawford s ville. the Chamber of Commerce will do the whole thing. Crawfordsville will not use the name "American Guard." Instead, it will be called the "Minute Man" campaign. The familiar Figure of the Lexington Minute Man monument, See EDSON on Page 9 AP Foreign Affairs Analyst The Parliament of Western Germany has under consideration an extraordinary measure which might welJ be studied by other nations <J&, our troubled world. ^W ' That Ls a proposal, Introduced by Chancellor Adenauer's Christian Democratic party, which would prohibit the manufacture or sale of warlike toys in Western Germany. It also asks that the allied high commission forbid the members of the occupation forces to give such toy.s to German children. This odd measure obviously Is Inspired by the fact that warlike toys tend to create glorification of war in youthful minds. In that anise .-such playthings may he breeders of aggression which shows itself In later years, Prussian Technique Germany knows all this from j harsh experience through many generations. The Prussian ism wnich has been responsible for two world wars, among others, has started its monstrous teachings of militari.-rn with Hie tiny folk, and the lessons have been disguised in warlike toys of all sorts. It Isn't strange therefore, that, despite the crushing defeat which Germany has .suffered :LS the re.sult of the Hitlerian aggression, the_ most popular toys on sale laM wii^J ter should have been implements o^ war. These Included tanks, warships, bombing planes and submarines. It wa.s the Prussian tradition carrying on. Hitler — the last great exponent of Prussianism — recognized fully the advantage to be gained by beginning militaristic training Among the very youth—both boys and girls. iimie to hack away at the problem | Thus we saw htm organizing them until it becomes solved. This research !s now being conducted in many part.s of ths world and is being supported in the United States very largely by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis which so many citizens support In the annual March of Dimes Campaign. Since there is no known way of preventing polio, what precautions can be used? Early diagnosis is, of course, particularly helpful. At present It Li recommended that polio patients be isolated, that is, kept away from others—for one week from the beginning of their illness or from the end of fever. The secretions from the nose and throat and intestinal discharges contain the virus and should therefore be deposed of as quickly and as safely as possible. General Control Other than these measures the general opinion is that about all that can be done is to take certain steps in general control such as to be aware of unusual outbreak.* of polio, to Isolate children who have fever until the. diagnosis of its cause has been found, to keep children away from unnecessary contacts such as crowds or movies, to avoid excessive physical exercise and to postpone any but urgent operations around the nose, throat or mouth. preventive measures do nob and taking over their training to adapt them to his evil designs, From boyhood Hitler was a vast admirer of the Prussian race, and lad used to drcsim of the day when the Prussians would rule tha whole world. Later he came to regard himself as the chosen leader of this master race, and the Prussian warlords were quick to give htm their support when he developed signs of outstanding leadership. Prussian Manifestations In days not so long past Prussian militarism showed itself in many walks of life, even in peace time. We saw the, little boys graduate from their war toys to student days at the great universities, where the nece.'-sary badge of valor was a .nasty scar across the face from dueling. Often youths deliberately disfigured themselves to get this distinction. The Prussian army officers were lords of all they surveyed. Many cj^B them were arrogant, swashbuckling *• individuals who pushed humble folk off the sidewalks, or even struck them with swords to get quick action. Those were the fellows who had cut their teeth on toy guns. This Prussianism, which was N HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Junnson NFA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Close-.>s and Longshots: Guy Madison as plunged right into the fray in he Hollywood-television battle now lat he's signed to do 52 half-hour fm video shows based-on the life f Wild Bill Hickok. But he isn't worried about movie- own's wrath. I'm not worried." he told me. I'm doing these television films happen to you," Kyle Criehton's new biography of the Marx Brothers runs 310 pages, but only 21 pages are concerned with their Hollywood adventures. Among other things, Kyle recounts that Sam Marx, father of the madcap brood, loved to mix in the mob scenes of his sons' pictures. During the making of "A Night at trie Opera." Papa Marx was ecause I think it's right. It's my photographed leaving boat wn personal opinion that all ot i and also got into camera range as ToHywood will have to start mak- part of the crowd waving goodbye not growling at him but were bick- • necti to be taken, however, except ^ring with each other. But they | !n those areas In which there Is an 'were quarreling HS a result of a play j unusual amount of polio; parent* '.hat Lou had made, and he was sure | should not feel, that they must re- that they around to would eventually get complaining about .strict the activities of their children all summer unless there is a more than, average amount ot in- J fanttle paralysis in the community. pictures for television." Stmiio paychecks irrrc a lot fat- er. he admits, but lie's glad the; cries will give him a cliancn to rovp thai utsy.' 1 "I can do something Carmen Miranda is doing a cobm oop and see my" to eople who lend an ear to her exited chatter about her interior dec- ration. "I have French bedrooms." Carien yells. "Ecn my ahffice ees tiger keens. My playroom ces like bccg light club, PeEctures of bananas 11 o^er." Corinne Calvet is bristling ovrr .ie idea of bcinp cast along with Mtchellnc Prelle as Danny Kayc's xiotAte-wootsie Sn 'On the Riviera," ''Otr thecs work T do lint knnw," ,ays Cnrinne. "Micheline, shr rfs vcr' rlramntrnc nclress. Onnny, he Is no (r3(jfrlre man. *Ow do I come ccn rrth dices (wo?" Corinne also plays the mother of John Barrymorc, Jr., In the I.e May-Templcton production of "Quc- DCC." shr, says: "Ees Olecvcca de Havillanri type part—a young Olcevcca. I'm tired I playceinc* Frainch trollops. 7,\?. is i ?oing to be my chahnce to have j dramateec qualitce. I'm "ot just a: mothalre. T also am lovaire, 1 ' Title Change Glenn Ford, Fxlmunr) O'Brirn and Producer Irvin Ascher wore rtk- cussinp a title change for '"Beyond thr Sunset." "Why." dead - panned Edmund. 'dr>n t we jnM rhnnpe the title to 'Beyond Glenn Ford.'"? Tho^c rumors about Laura I,n Plantc's return to the screen aren I ttuc. She says: "They're always nf- lerlnp me thine*, but I run thi» other way. During the war I played Butch .Jrjnklns" mother In a pirhtrr —I didn't oven bother to sre It." Other day Laura ^at horror- slrickcn before her TV set and watched herself In an old Universal film. She turned to her daughter and said: "If von <vnn( (n nrl. (Tn II In llir to the passengers. The studio, MG-M, never spotted the boner. Jimmy Durante says his reason for nixing television until next year was because they wanted him to do a show every week. His idea was once a month, or" maybe every two weeks, '•We just haven't got, enough tricks for a show every week. Television is a vulture. And they of- Cerrd me only 315,000 a show. That ain't nuttin'." Test Run The idea to give staec performances of "Born Yesterday" before it cocs before the cameras at Columbia came from Broderick Crawford. Says Brod: "Judy Ho!Inlay knmvr wlirrr thr laueli lines arr. No«- I'm Roinp to find out where Uicy arc," * • » The day must bn gone forever when the white flames of roman engulfed a picture's co-stars Just as the istudlo was about to release their picture. Not one line has appeared about a deathless passion involving Maria Toren and Howard Duff on the eve of the national release of r Spy Ring." Maria told me at Cirn's: "They have married me off to Duff 50 times. It's not so. I wanl to cet married, have children, have It all. But In Hollyw d yon can't have your cake and cat It. too." Maria plays another spy in "Mnr; of the Sea," Spies. T hnlc them.' shr protested. "In Hollywood yoi have to prove that you have sex appeal before they allow you to be an actress." larcenous methods of playing game. West had opened the queen of) diamonds, and Lou had won with ! cream with the prr[il birthday cake. dummy's king. He had noted on MrSi Sam F i orman and children, Lloyd and Roberta, will leave tomorrow for points In California for an extended stay. Josiah Fort of Clarksville. T«nn., will arrive tomorrow to spend several days with -Mrs. T. J. Mahan and family. Upon his return home he will be accompanied by Mrs. Fort and children, who have been vislt- ng her mother for the past se-veral weeks. Mr. and Mrs. Byron Morse went o Gulfport. Miss., yesterday where they accompanied their son. Bill, who will attend Gulf Coast Camp !or 10 weeks. first inspection of the dummy that he was missing the ace of clubs and would probably be set if the trump finesse lost. Left to his own devices, West would surely return a club after winning his trucp trick. However, Lou saw a way to give himself a chance for the contract even if the trump finesse lost. The dea was to induce West—if he were able to win a trump trick—to re- ,uru some suit other than clubs. At the second trick, therefore, Lou cashed the ace of diamonds, JACOBY ON largely responsible for both world wars, was strongly in evidence in. the first global conflict. We saw much of it along the fighting fronts, and later among Prussian officials after the • surrender. Small wonder that the allies swore to smash Prusslanlsm as the mainspring of Germany's trans- -ssioris. They failed to succeed after the first World War, and they now are faced with the same problem again. From here it looks as though the suggestion to abolish warlike toys in Germany Ls a good move. 4QJ94 VKJ643- » AK3 (DEALER) 20 \orUi IV 4 * Pass N-S vtll. East SouUi Pass 1 4 Pass 6 4 Pass West Pass Pass Airport in Use CALCUTTA (AP)— Barrackpore Airport, which during the war served the American Air Transport Command, will soon be used to relieve the congestion in the nearby Dum Dum Airfield. The Civil Aviation Department has started repairs at the airfield, preparing it for a dall yaverage of 100 heavy commercial aircraft arrivals and departures. Radio Comedienne Answer to Previous Puzzl» 3 Hail! 4 Symbol for cerium 5 Flower 6 Domestic slave 7 Crafts 8 French article 9 Gibbon tit OSWAf.n .lAfllBT Written ofr NKA Service Misleading Discard Can Avert Defeat "You ought (o have your mined." said East angrily. discarding from his hand the eight of hearts. He then led the queen of spades from dummy and let. ride for a finesse. West won with the king of spades and reasoned that Lou had discarded his only heart loser. West] reasoned that South must have; eleven black cards, of which only; six could be spades. H Lou had five clubs, he might need to rult them in the dummy. West therefore returned a trump to reduce dummy's ruffing power. The rest was easy for Lou. He won the trump, cashed the ace and queen of hearts, and entered dummy \vith a trump to lead dummy's three remaining hearts. Of these, of course, Lou discarded his clubs. head Lar- . . - llir.ilrr. !>nn'l <lr> it In (Him when rcny Lou kept his eyes on the tablr 20 )c»r« later Ihli kind of lliinj can For a change his opponents were 15 Vears Ago Today Nancy Partlow was six years old yesterday so she had a birthday ptirty attended by 20 boys and girls Attcr games and contests her mother, Mrs. H. Q. Partlow, served fee HORIZONTAL 1,7 Depicted comedienne . ', 12 Pirates 13 Lubricant 14 Fruit drink 15 Insert 17 Rights (ab.) 18 Compass point'"Revere ID Chairs '' Promontories 20 Electrical unit 13 Obtain 21 Powerful 16 Symbol for explosive samarium 23 Driving 22 Philippic command 23 Her husband 24 Prison (slang) 26 Dress edges 27 Symbol for ruthenium 28 Daybreak (comb, form) 29 Community in West Bohemia 30 Railroad (ab.) 31 Presage 33 Eras 36 Danish coin 37 Entomology (ab.) 38 Paid notice 39 Protective garment 44 Transpose (ab.) 45Scottish shecpfold 47 Lariat 48 Extend 4D Moisten 51 Lubricators 53 Traduces 54 Pufls up VERTICAL 1 Accords 2 Rat 31 Planks 32 Trying experience 34 Unimpaired 35 Emphasis Burns 39 Greek god of 25Slratcgcm war 26 Sister of Zens 40 Indite 41 Son of Nut 42Siouan Indian 43 Brad 46 Australian ostrich 43 Permit 50 Pair (ab.) 52 Musical note

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