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?AGB EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 19, THl COURIER NEW8 CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher MARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A, A. PREDRICKSON, Editor FAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Uantgtr _ . ii - ' — • ' "•^••••^•^^ Sole National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co.. New Fork. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter a* the post- etfioe at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act ol Con- frMft, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bt carrier in the city ol Blytheville ox any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail within a radius ot 50 miles, 15.00 per rear >2 50 for six months, 1155 for three months; by man ontside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations The voice of «ny beloved! behold, he cometh leaping upon the mountains, skipping upon the ltill s , „ Song of Solomon 2:8. * * * May the influence of this great church be found for Christ in every part of this world! — Cortland Myers. Barbs Sent on an errand three years ago, a. Michigan man just returned home. May have stopped »ome place to play chess. * * * Educational movies are usually a Tasted effort unless » cartoon comedy is run with them. * * # The tomato worm is getting in his annual work again. Boring, isn't it. # * * A woman performs as a clown with a circus— maybe just sitting around in one of those summer h.u. * * * A blotter is what people hunt for while the ink is drying. County. Officials Lauded By Lack of Opposition Amid the clatter of gubernatorial and senatorial races in the Democratic primaries just passed, one factor of our government was overlooked. And that is none of Mississippi Coun- .ty'g officers had opposition. Many of them have had no opposition for several terms. This fact speaks well of the manner JNn which these people are performing their jobs. It has long been the opinion of this newspaper that the county has been blessed with competent officials. It is our hope that as long as these public servants continue to operate in their present efficient manner, opposition of a serious nature will continue to be absent. British Loborites and Reds We must assume that Clement Attlee, Aneurin Bevan and the other British Laborites now touring Communist world expect to learn things first hand that they could not find out by staying home in London. Their two days in Moscow cannot have helped them much. The visit was largely a round of dinners and receptions, with here and there a guided tour thrown in. To be sure, Attlee and company twice saw Russian Premier Malenkov and other top Soviet leaders. Malenkov was the very soul of the gracious host as he picked a garden bouquet for Miss Sum- merskill of the British delegation. There were many toasts, in the Russian tradition. Amid all these warm-hearted social niceties, the Laborites could hardly have One report had it that Bevan had Malen- kov aside for a time, while other Brit- ishers contented themselves with lesser Soviet lights. The conivial atmosphere. nevertheless , was not the sort likely to produce shattering revelations of the Russian attitude. The story may be somewhat different in Red China, where the Labor Party group plans to spend two months. We can anticipate that, in typical fashion, the Red leaders will try to assure that the visitors see only what is good for them to see. But sharp-eyed observers can always spot more and occasionally hear more than they are supposed to. The real test will come when the Laborites seek to apply their power of judgement to the experiences they are having. One cannot imagine that any of the Britishers, with the possible exception of Bevan, will prove so gullible as to be- Jieve the visual picture they get of the Communist woi'ld is full and true one. As for what they will have been told by Communist leaders, tht Laborites may find it more difficult to be realistic. In Moscow they listened to a lot of fine words about peaceful coexistence. They are getting more of the same in Peiping. And most of the delegation are so eager for that kind of a solution to the world strugggle that they may be predisposed to believe what they hear. The question is, as it always has been, what proofs of sincerity they will demand. The Laborites did not have go to Moscow and Peiping to learn that Red dictators are willing to talk "peace". The trip could only have real meaning if they should learn that the Communists to do something about it. In the absence of those proofs, the only reasonable judgement must be that the Reds have not given up their dreams of world conquest, that they talk "peace" only to divide and delude their enemies. The proofs are unlikely to materialize. Should the touring Britons accept anything less as a justification for relaxing the West's guard they merely will demonstrate their own unfitness for governing. This trip is as much a test for them as for the Communists they would study. VIEWS OF OTHERS Liquidation Goes On Some famous last words of a few years ago are recalled by late events in Egypt. "I did not become His Majesty's First Minister (Said Winston Churchill) in order to preside over the liquidation of the British empire." The liquidation is going on, Sir Winston is presiding over a part of it—much as it must rankle his sturdy British soul to do so. In agreeing to withdraw the British force of 83,000 men out of the Suez area and abandon the land, and air bases which had been built at a cost of $1,200,000,000, Mr. Churchill is bowing to the inevitable. Whether this is wisdom or blunder is left to future events. The Suez is the strategic link in the British empire's lifeline to the Middle East, to India, Ceylon, Malaya and Hong Kong. The British army posted on the canal has been a stabilizing influence in an area or misguided nationalism can heighten the tensions there. It is popular to rail against the imperialism and colonialism as practiced by the British, French and Dutch in Africa and Asia and the Indonesian islands. But when these agencies for law and order are removed, and affairs come under the control of native leaders, who may be wise and just but more probably will be greedy, grasping, op- presive, backward and corrupt, then the world will know whether a mistake has been made.—New Orleans States. No Good Lace The Vice President of the United States has been passed over for promotion of full commander in the Naval reserve because he didn't do his nautical homework. Apparently the Navy- takes "Anchors Aweigh" seriously no matter who is left on the dock. It:s no disgrace and Dick Nixon will have another chance to replace that half stripe with a third full one when he finds time to do his paper work. Actually it makes little difference. Even if the Navy, in a confusion of orders, should suddenly call him to active duty the Commander-in-Chief wouldn't let him go. Meanwhile we'd like to overhear the editors of Pravda discussing this one. Judging from pictures alone, any Russian who makes commissar, fifth class, automatically rates a general's uniform with built in medals. Our No. 2 man can't even have gold lace on the visor of his cap.— Chicago Daily News. The Soft Life When a Lebanese ambassador joined the chorus of voices warning the Western peoples against their "soft living", he took the unusual step of suggesting that we give up half our possessions and accept hardship. And. in doing so, he touched as close to the root of the soft living problem as he went wide of human nature. It is a matter of simple logic that, if people have become soft by easy living, the only corrective would be for them to lose the luxuries that support their ease. But there is no logic in expecting people generally to voluntarily give up the supports of their soft life. Unless people have changed so radically that the historical danger of soft living might no longer have any application, they are not going to surrender themselves to hardship and. privation of their own free will. And the only prospect of the West's soft living ending is for the East to take it away from us. As they very well might.—Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY It's Like throwing away a pair of aces.—Egypta ex-King Parouk on Dior's de-emphasized bustline dresses. * * * Unless we win China back, an ultimate victory for the free world is unthinkable.—South Korea'* President Sygman Knee. * * ¥ If cheap atomic power doe& come for us, it will mean a revolution in India,—India physicist Dr. Megnad San*. * * * We are not yet at high noon of the atomic age only at the first glimmer ot its dawning.—AEC Chairman AtrtuM. Otherwise It's Hard Telling How Far They'd Go Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Guys and Dolls: Is there a career jinx for the twin sister of an established star? Marissa Pavan was convinced of it a few months ago. But Pier Angeli's twin is out of the briar patch now in "Three Dark Streets" and is Alan Ladd's leading lady in "Drum Beat." A darker but just as pretty version of Pier, she told me about her career pz-oblem. "I thought I was on my way when Fox signed me to a contract and cast me in 'What Price Glory.' But after . that, there wasn't another film for me and they let me go. In 1953, I didn't work at all. For a while I was convinced it was a handicap to be the twin sister of a star." There were roles Marissa could have done but: "Producers thought of Pier first. Pier always encouraged me, though. There would be other chances, she said. And she was right." Peter Edson's Washington Column — Brewer Helps Keep CIA Men Dry; Solon Defends Presidents Golf By DOUGLAS LARSEN WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A group of fortunate employes of the government's super-secret Central Intelligence Agency no longer have to stand in the rain while waiting for a shuttle bus to pick them up, thanks to a prominent Washington citizen. ^ One rainy morning recently Christian Heurich, Jr., president of the Christian Heurich Brewing Co., was driving to work and noticed a group of people standing in the downpour at the bus stop next to his brewery. Inquiring as to who these drenched people were, he learned that they worked in the nearby CIA annex. Next day Mr. Heurich ordered his carpenters to erect a shelter his carpenters to erect a shelter at the bus stop. He went as far as to have benches and ash trays installed. The brewer sought no publicity for his act of kindness and was content when he received personal notes of thanks from most of the CIA workers who were benefited, The brewery's advertising department couldn't resist the chance for an ever-so-small promotion of one of its products, however. On the back of the benches are the words: "Old Georgetown Beer." what we are doing is substituting the golf stick for the public power stick." Goldwater answered: "If the remarks of the junior senator from Oregon were directed to the fact that the President plays golf for recreation I would just like to suggest something. We have had presidents in our time who have hunted. We have had presidents who have been yachtsmen. And we have had presidents who have played some poker." Sen. Barry Goldwater (R.,.Ariz.) believes it's good for the President to play golf frequently and got a bit rankled over a remark by Sen. Wayne Morse (Ind.., Ore.) on the floor of the Senate. Sen Morse said, "I wonder if Army officials have decided that it's time for the public to get more facts about germ warfare. A lot of misinformation on the subject has been circulated widely and the feeling is that the time has come to set the record straight. Numerous reports on biological warfare are now being reviewed for possible declassification and their release to the public. When friends ask him about some aspect of his job Joseph Campbell, a member of the Atomic Energy Commission, tells a story about the young preacher just out of divinity school. This preacher went West and only one old cowpuncher showed, up for his first sermon. The embarrassed preacher asked the old man if he thought it was worth while to give a sermon to one person. The cowpuncher said, "I reckon if I loaded up the hay wagon and went to the water hole to feed the cattle and found only one cow there I would feed that cow." So the young minister gave forth with a sermon incorporating the four years of theology he had learned in divinity school. When he was finished the cowpuncher grinned and said.: "Well, I reckon if I filled up the hay wagon and went down to feed the cattle, and I reckon if I found only one cow, I would feed that cow, but I don't reckon I would give him the whole load." One of the troubles which the Air Force and other services have had is commanding officers' habit of ignoring the training and special schooling a man has had. They give him an assignment that just happens to need filling at the moment. This wastes millions of dollars. But the Air Force has come up with a remedy at its Moody Air Force Base in Georgia, where pilots are taught how to fly on instruments. The course is so comprehensive that graduates are expected to become instructors in instrument flying on their next assignment. When Moody officials found that their graduates were being made everything from mess officers to personnel men they came up with their solution. They created a special short course exclusively for senior of- iicers. It was aimed at convincing them that it was a gross waste of manpower not to put graduates of the Moody school where they belonged. The plan i s working. the Doctor Says- Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. ''Please write about adolescent boys," a mother says, ''and so put my mind at ease. I have a 15-year- old son who was once a nice robust lad but of late has become a tall, haggard-looking boy. I have had him checked but he is underweight. He watches his diet for fear of putting on weight and has become figure conscious. I am terribly worried about him. , ." Innumerable parents have wor- j ried in this fashion about their ' sons, if not -"-out being underweight about something else. By and large parents are too much concerned over the outward signs of growth and development in their boys. Many of these adolescent changes in physique or behavior are extremely annoying to grownups but most of them wear off as time passes. Probably the parents rather than the boys are the most in need of encouragement. In the case of the boy whose mother wrote, reasonable precautions to have the boy examined have been taken and in all probability too much attention should not be paid to this youngster's eating habits and overconcern about his figure. Adole: ence in boys comes somewhat later than in girls, lasts longer and carries with it different problems. It is a normal state of life and a norr ' stage of development. The medical problems and difficult behavior which sometimes accompany it are almost always outgrown. The adolescent boy. roughly between 13 and 18. is half way between a little boy and a man and feels himself neither one nor the other . Sexual instincts arise at this time and should 'oe discussed early and frankly with father or physician. Accompanying these new sen- sations and awareness of the world are problems with which every boy has to wrestle to greater or lesser degree. The adolescent boy has neither the experience nor the maturity to solve many of his new problems satisfactorily and the result is often shown in erratic and peculiar behavior, especially at home. At this time, as much if not perhaps more than any other, a boy needs the sympathy and understanding of his parents and of adult companionship but not to the exclusion of compr -ionship of his own age because that would not be normal at any time. Erratic behavior, however, should be taken in stride and not too much made of occasional lapses for conventional manners. Such lapses, providing the home life has previously been satisfactory, will disappear with maturity. A firm hand within reasonable limits is still in order during adolescence. There is no sharp dividing line between adolescence and maturity. The normal boy should be allowed increasing freedom year by year rather than held by too tight a rein for sir/era! vears and then put entirely on h)« own. This, I believe, helpM to develop the independence and stable nervous system which all parents should want for their sons. In this column I am not discussing abnormal adolescence. Truly abnormal behavior is properly the subject for direct action after discussion between parents, school authorities and physicians. NO, WE DONT know who invented that campaign slogan, "We never had it so good before," but we rather suspect it was somebody who had one of those government housing contracts. — Daily Oklahoma^. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Shut-Out Bid Can Make You Worry By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Shut-ouc Bids have a way of making life very difficult. When East bid four diamonds, North was faced by a problem. He could hardly afford to sell out and let East play the hand undoubled. If North doubled, however, it was quite likely that South would bid rather than pass. North was quite willing to hear a high bid in hearts or clubs, but he didn't welcome a high bid in spades. NORTH WEST 4 K Q 6 3 VQJ874 45 l« VAK963 • 104 + AK85 EAST * Nont *52 4AQJ9873 SOUTH (I» * J 10 98742 *10 + K6* 432 North-South vul. South We** North Pass Pass 1 ¥ 44 Pass Pass Double Pas* 44 Double. P«« Pa* Past Opening lead — 4 J When South actually bid four spades in response to the double, West doubled fiercely. It took R lot of courage for North to pass this contract, but there was actually no difficulty in making four spades. East could win the first trick with the ace of diamonds, but if he then gave his partner a diamond ruff, West would get only one other THE BOX-OFFICE success of Fox's "Three Coins in the Fountain" is the best argument yet against blood spilling out of cracked skulls on the screen, Stewart Grainger running his sword through the heavy and John Wayne being clubbed senseless by redskins. Not to mention the rush to everything written by Mickey Spillane. But now it can be told that Fox had no idea the picture would be a box-office smash—and Clifton Webb's telling it: "They weren't very impressed _ when the footage came in. But | then they put it together and add' ed a few scenes and it came to life like an artist signing his Aame to a painting to complete its magic. "The picture has a hypnotic effect. No message, no violence. You get that with your coffee when you read the lines about rat packs and you get it when you turn on the television set. But there's a big box office for charm and magic." DIANA LYNN, who was complaining a couple of years back that Hollywood wasn't permitting her to grow up, has finally crossed over the bridge. It's a mature, womanly Diana in "Track of the Cat," with all cuteness and glamor barred. And she's shouting: "This is what I've wanted. I was a miserable idiot actress at one time in my career. I was getting o the point where I didn't like nyself on the screen. And I figured I'd better get out of Hollywood for a while and do something about it. 'I've worked hard—on the stage and in TV. Now I think there's a big improvement. It took three ears to get this kind of role. Before that it was the kind of stuff hat anybody could do. Audiences aren't putting up with bad stories and dumb acting any more." "YOU START OUT as a heavy n Hollywood today and it's tough to make the switch to the hero side. Maybe it was easy in the days when Clark Gable and George Raft began. Today they won't take a chance on you.'" That's handsome, rugged Lea Van Cleef talking. He has clippings from the critics to prov* that there's a press section rooting for him to swap villainy for chivalry. He worries about the problem of using skullduggery as a rocket to stardom. Right now he's in RKO's "The Conqueror." Lee, a former public accountant in Somerset, N. Y., was spotted by Stanley Kramer in the road company of "Mr. Roberts" and given his first break as a heel in "High Noon." Now he's thinking he should have waited for a chance to make his movie bow as a hero. "It's difficult to g:et out of the rut," he says. "I want to see it happen, though, before my kids griti to wonder if all I do is whip horses and kill people." returned anything else. South could get to his hand by ruffing a heart m order to lead the jack of spades through West. Actually, West would play low, but the defenders would be limited to two trump tricks and the ace of diamonds. Now that we've seen how easy it was for South to make four spades, let's not congratulate the actual North player on his courage in passing four spades. When the hand was actually played, North lacked this courage. He "ran" to five clubs, which East doubled with great enthusiasm. South gave up, and North was allowed to play the hand at five clubs doubled. North succeeded in winning only six tricks and therefore suffered a loss of 1400 points instead of allowing his partner to make a profit of almost 800 points. It was difficult to pass the double of four spades, and North would deserve sympathy if he had run from four spades to some reasonably appetizing contract. When he actually rescued himself at the eleven-trick level in a four-card suit, however. North was deliberately jumping out of the frying pan into the fire and had only himself to blame if he didn't like the climate there. There's nothing like a slow oven for baby chinchillas. Chinchillas, you understand, are not on my beat but Mary Brian is. And, she admits. "Some of my best friends are chinchillas." Playing Corliss Archer's mother in the telefilm series, the former Paramount star and her film- cutter husband raise chinchillas as a profitable hobby. And I just had to give you Mary's Hollywood-style wordage about chinchilla raising. It' s l&e this: 1 "The babies are big: — they're born singing and dancing. And sometimes mama gets hysterical and goes berserk. Somebody has to keep the little kids warm. So I put mine in a slow oven for & couple of days. It works peachy- keen." 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille — Mrs. W. C. Higginson is resting well at the Blytheville hospital following an appendectomy performed there last night. Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Thomas have returned from a vacation spent in Kentucky, West Virginia and Ohio. They also visited in Baltimore and Washington. Farris McCalla of Rosemark, Tenn., has returned here for the coton season. THERE SHOULD be a gold mine for some advertiser who can tell his customers how to make money as fast as how to spend it. — Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. IN THE COUNTRY newspaper business you meet a lot of interesting people you'd better not write about. — EllaVille (.Gaj un. IF TUITION keeps rising at our colleges, education will be as expensive as ignorance. — Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. IF YOU THINK you're getting too old for growing pains, try cultivating a small garden. Street Journal. Wall Music Makers Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Wood-wind instrument 5 Musical instrument 8 French 12 Hindu queen 13 Prophet 14 Bread spread 15 Bound 16 Friend (Fr.) 17 Chair 18 Rivers 20 Storehouse 21 Legal point 22 Era 23 section 26 Stringed instruments 30 Air (comb, form) 31 Courtesy title 32 Period 33 Observe 34 Footlike part 35 Individual 36 Sloped 39 Capital ol Oregon 41 Help 42 Twitching 43 Light fogs 46 Musical instrument* 50 Against 51 Through 52 Kind of cheese 53 Singing group 54 Native metal 55 Get up 56 Ripped 57 Fox 58 Seethe DOWN 2 Lure 3 Heavy blow 4 Large sea ducks 5 Lines of junction 6 Charity 7 Twelve (Roman) 3 Inn 9 Genus of true 26 Contended olives 27 False god 10 Harvest 28 Not any 11 Memorandum 29 Plant part 19 Roman bronzes i Ran 20 Self-esteem 37 Country 22 Ventilates 23 drum 24 Stagger 25 Range J 38 It is (contr.) 39 Perch 40 Sore teeth 42 Weary 43 Masculine nickname 44 Nested boxes 45 Mix 46 Nothing 47 Redact 48 Demolish 49 Merganser 51 Cooking utensil natural tfump tricl. 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