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PAGE FOUR BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBM COURIER NEWS CO. fi. W HAINES, Publisher MARRY A, HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor t AOL D. HUMAN Adrertising Manager Bole Nation*] Adrertising Representatives: Wallftct Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, AtUnto, Memphis. Entered a* ttcond class matter at the port* offiot at Blytherille, Arkansas, under act ol Con- October t, 1*17 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in tht city ol Blytheville or any •utmrb&n town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per year," $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mai] ontside 50 mile zone, $1250 per year payable in advance. Meditations If they sin against thee for there is no man that simieth not), and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, *ar or near;—I. Kings 8:46. * * * We are all sinful. Therefore whatever we blame in another we shall find in our own bosoms.— Seneca. Barbs Rather than argue with a youngster about taking a bath, just let him sprinkle the lawn. * # # Relax! The only Friday, the 13th of 1954 has ju»t pasted and if you're reading; this, you got by okay. * * * It's always good weather when good fellows get together — but the storm breaks when they get home. * # * Han? on to U. S. bonds and bonds of matrl- . Both pay mighty nice dividends. H it weren't for pet dogs, what would a henpecked husband have to criticize? Quality vs. Quantity Gen. Carl- (Tooey) Spaatz, former Air Force chief of staff and now a Newsweek magazine editor, says the Russian air force .has lunged ahead of ours in numbers, but that the disparity in size is not yet critical for us. Accoring to Spaatz, Russia now has 20,000 first-line planes against our 12,500. But, luckily for the United States, these figures don't tell the full story. The general says we are still superior in the air for the following reasons. 1. We have great technical advantage in the waging of strategic warfare, due to our vast experience in World War II and to our improved training and operational practices developed since then. 2. We have a bigger stockpile of airborne atomic weapons. 3. We have more and better-situated air bases for intercontinental operations. 4. Both because of the inherent performance characteristics of our aircraft and because of new air refueling techniques, we have a marked advantage in flying range. Spaatz believes that if war came while we were in our present relative numerical position with the Soviet air force, a high percentage of American planes would get through to Russian targets but a relatively small share of Russian planes would be successful in missions against America. Perhaps not all our aviation experts would be as optimistic, but it is admittedly heartening to have a man of Spaatz' stature voice this confidence. He does not mean, however, to lull us into complacency. Soviet capability in intercontinental strategic warfare is increasing, he says, and with taht improvement Russia's numerical advantage in planes will become steadily more critical for America. If their capabilities should ever rise to equal ours, then air power as a war deterrent would depend strictly on numerical superiority, in Spaatz' view. Consequently, he feels we must match the Soviet advances with further technical gains of our own, and at the same time must boost our plane numbers substantially. Obviously, if this is an acceptable analysis (and non-experts are not well placed to assail it), we cannot talk much economy in Air Force expenditures so long as the Soviet Union goes on enlarging its air arm and developing improved understanding of strategic warfare. Evidently it is not safe to ride forever on the idea that we can get along with fewer and better planes. When the enemy nearly matches you technically, as Russia some day might do, then number* count. Made It the Hard Way A lot of Americans might ask to be forgiven for not knoxving that former President Hoover had a son named Herbert, Jr. This situation will soon be z*eme- died, for he has now been comfirmed by the Senate as the next Undersecretary of State. Like his father, Herbert Hoover, Jr., has been a successful mining engineer and businessmen. One would be tempted to think of him as something of a youth, but he is actually 51. He has not been in the public eye nor had there been until recently any chance to observe what talent he might have for public affairs. But some months back he quitely undertook a very tough assignment—trying to work out an oil settlement with the relatively new, post-Mos- sadegh government of Iran. Quietly and judiciously, the younger Hoover plugged away. He is credited widely with being a key factor in the solution finally and happily arrived at. His skill in negotiations at Tehran led directly to his appointment by President Eisenhower to succeed the. retiring Gen. Walter Bedell Smith at the State Department. That this hard working, unobtrusive son of a former President has found his way into government is a. healthy sign for our democracy. Congratulations are owing both to him and his celebrated father. VIEWS OF OTHERS Waited Too Long The comic book industry has nobody's shoulder to sob on but its own as it notes a drop in sales of over 40 per cent during recent months. While the ailing comic book market largely is the re' suit of the public's awareness—at long last- that there's more to some comic books than flop- eared bunnies and happy little mice, the industry first invited trouble by refusal to clean its own house. For years, the nation's youngsters crouched before news stands and in their own homes reading comic book stories of brutality, crime and torture with hardly a glance from apathetic parents as to what they were reading. And while receipts rolled in from some 90,000000 books read in the U.S. each month, the publish. ers of the better books made little attempt to rid the industry of its undesirables. There is talk now of a regulatory agency within the industry— similar to the movie industry's censoring office—but the housecleaning comes a little late. The public, enraged at what some publishers have been feeding America's youth, is indiscriminate in its reaction. Legitimate comics are rebuked along with the bad. Comic book producers can regain the public's trust, certainly, by publishing worthwhile books. But at least, it will be a long, slow climb. Such is the penalty for any industry that, through indifference, loses the confidence of the public.—Atlanta Journal. Important News The most encouraging news to come out of the French Revolution itself, because it means National Assembly of Premier Mendes-France's program for revitalizing the French economy. For France it is the most revolutionary happening since the Brench Revolution itself .because it means a new way of life, one which can contribute strength in place of weakness to the western alliance. The French businessman doesn't like competition. Traditionally he has gotten together with others in his field and split up the market. There has been no incentive to improve methods, increase output or reduce prices. Likewise the French businessman has resisted paying a wage which would provide a good home market. Now Mendes-France proposes to change all this and he has the backing of the legislators, at the start, at least. The government will make loans to the efficient producers to modernize their plants. It will encourage production and competition. It will insist that the higher profits of more efficient production be shared with the workers. In short, France is about to adopt an American- type economy. If Mendes-France succeeds, and we hope he does, France can again become a first rate power and accept her full share of responsibility in the company of free nations.—Miami Daily News. The (UN) organization is severely handicapped by the fact that it has to function in a world where the necessity of coexistence is as yet not fully recognized.—UN Secretary - General Dag Hammaxskjold. * ¥ * I hope we never get into an war with anybody. It is something to avoid at all cost*.—Capt. Fredrick Ash worth, who .led atom bombing of Nagasaki. * * * Sampson licked a whole army with the jawbone of an ass, and by golly I can lick an army of nudists with a movie camera. —Evangelist Braxton Sawyer. * * * Setbacks and heartache* ar« fch€ stepping Atones to success.—Al Tftnanbaum, Tambro Fab- rto Corp. head. But There's Always That Unknown Factor Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Ed so n's Washington Column — HOLLYWOOD—(NE A) — Hollywood and GrapeVine: The bad luck that dogs the footsteps of for mer film kiddie stars has skipped Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer, the free kled-faced, toothy-grinned kid of the Our Gang comedies. With a minor role in "The High and the Mighty" and a bigger one —an ancient Indian in "Track of the Cat"—he's rubbing his eyes about film emoting again and wondering what happened. "I look just like I did when ] was a kid," he says. "It's hard for a child actor to start working again. I've never played a part over 19. I'm always a teen-ager and there haven't been many jobs until recently." For the last seven years, Carl's been a bear-hunting guide in Sonora County and up around Mount Shasta. He has 18 hound dogs and a couple of movie star customers, Roy Rogers (who got two bears last year) and Henry Fonda. Says the onetime kid star of his newest role: "I'll see how this turns out. If this doesn't do it for me, nothing will. I go all the way through the picture." Barrel Politics in Election Year WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The Something for Almost Everybody bill was an appropriate item for consideration by the Senate as Congress went into the final stretch. This is the billion-dollar Rivers, Harbors and Flood Control authorization bill, sometimes contemptuously referred to as the pork barrel bill. There hasn't been one of these since 1950. And- this was the first one drawn up under Republican congressional supervision for nearly 25 years. It was inevitable that there would be one in this congressional election year. Even so, the' bill this year was a relatively modest affair. "Only a billion dollars" as they say in Washington. This compares with from $1.3 billion to $1.5 billion for the three previous pork barrel bills of 1944, 1946 and 1950. The House of Representatives originally put through this year's bill for a still more modest $888 million. But the senators of both parties upped this by another $170 million, knowing a good political thing when they see it. be slighted is something of a mystery. The state certainly has flash floods in its mountain streams, and the real thing when the Ohio and its main tributaries go on a rampage. It has been noted that West Virginia has only one Republican on its congressional delegation. The two senators and the five other representatives are all Democrats. That's probably an improper motive to ascribe for this situation, however, as there is log rolling all over Capitol Hill to get authorizations for even the still pretty solid Democratic South. The states which would get the important money under this bill for rivers and harbors work are these: New York, $32 million for Hudson River development. California, $13 million on three projects. Washington, $17 million on 13 projects. Delaware and Maryland, $101 million for improvement of the Delaware River section of the inland waterway. And by a Senate This current bill would provide amendment, the Delaware River something- for 42 states plus Alas- * ould ^ et another $91 million au- ka and Hawaii. The coastal and Great Lakes states come in for the heavy gravy on rivers and harbors improvement, and -beach erosion, which would account for some $333 million under the bill as reported to the Senate. The inland states get their share in $725 million. The six states omitted from this bill so far are Western Virginia, Utah. Arizona, Wyoming, Montana j $180 million, and Idaho. The western states of thorization for work in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. The big authorizations for flood control would be these: Lower Mississippi, $34 million. Upper Mississippi, $41 million. Kansas River and tributaries, $93 million. Missouri River Basin authorization increase, $144 million. Columbia River Basin system, course get theirs in the appropriations for reclaimation projects. Susquehanna River, Pennsylvania, $25 million. From these large amounts, au- But why West Virginia should | thorizations taper down to a mere $15,000 for Cold Creek Dam, in South Dakota. But there are votes even in $15,000. Incidentally, in connection with the heavy sugar for Pennsylvania area authorizations, it might be noted that the chairman of the Public Works Committee that approved this bill is Sen. Edward Martin of the Keystone state. The most interesting political fact about this last minute, just before the end of session and just before election bill, however, is that it is an authorization. It is not an appropriation. It merely says the projects have the okay of Congress. Some years later, when the lawmakers get around to it, they may approve the actual spending of money on these public works. Until then, the candidates can go home and tell the voters, "Look what we're gonna get for you, boys—if you just re-elect us." There are already on the books 584 flood control project authorizations for $4.8 billion, of which only $2.2 billion has been appropriated. And there are also 2166 authorized river and harbor projects to cost $3.1 billion, of which only $1.7 billion has been appropriated. The difference between appropriations and authorizations is largely politics, worthy and desirable as the projects- may be. Democratic Sen. Paul Douglas of Illinois, a sincere believer in government economy, has always tried to deflate these public works authorizations, when there is no intent to appropriate money for them immediately. He has promised to try to cut this new au- thoz-ization bill on the floor of the Senate. But since passage of a political hoax of this kind doesn't cost a cent, his chances are nil. JENNIFER JONES has David O. Selznick's promise that she can try the Broadway stage next year. It's now a matter of the right play ... Big quarrel between Pierre (•'Mouiin Rouge" author) Lamure and Pat Clark, a former Warner studio actress, is a current Movietown gasp. It started at a party given by Mrs. Philip Yordan . . . No significance to Mona F r e e m a n's unexpected flight to Baltimore beyond small daughter Moanie's yen to see her grandmother. Those talks between John Wayne and Republic big wheel Herbert Yates about "The Alamo" must have come to naught. Wayne wants the story that he claims he poured money into, but director Frank Lloyd, assigned to direct, is dickering with Gilbert Roland for the role Wayne had staked out for himself. ANNETTE KELLERMAN, a water nymph long before Esther Williams was born, has delayed completion of her autobiography. the Doctor Says— Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. There does not seem to be the slightest doubt that carrying more fat on the body than one should is dangerous to the health—as well as being unsightly. There is also not the slightest doubt that an easy way to reduce is desired by all of tho. : who are overweight. E.F., for example, asks if there are any pills which one can take to get a slender figure and do no harm to the digestion. The answer to the question of reducing- is basically extremely simple: use will power to eat less, particularly of those foods which most readily turn into fat. for women as well as men. But ill health as well as an increased chanc- of early death 's more likely for an obese person. One study of 74,000 industrial Many reducing diets have been devised but I favor those which cause the individual to lose regularly and not too rapidly or too slowly. This will vary somewhat from person to person. The important thing is that once devised it must be followed or the desired results will not occur. Now to the health hazards of being overweight, a condition that is though: to exist in about one fifth of all people over the age of 30 in North America. workers showe. and in both that at every age xes, there was a steady increase in average blood pressure accompanying in body weight. increase Here are a few things which the fat person faces. Among insured men, those who are overweight have a higher death rate than the average at every age, and the greater the degree of overweight the higher the risk It has been stated, for example, that for men 20 to 29 years old, the mortality of those 25 to 34 per cent overweight was 34 per cent above the general average, and approximately this same pictu hold! for other age groups, and It has been found that among patients 40 years and over at the beginning of active signs of diabetes, 60 out of 100 were at least 20 per cent over the average weight and an additional 25 per cent were moderately overweight. It is impossible to list all of the disorders which are more common in fat people than in those who are normal, but here are a few: Gall-bladder disease, hernia, impairment of kidney functions and probably degenerative arthritis. The course of pregnancy and childbearing is more complicated in the overweight than the underweight woman. Altogether, the person who carries excess poundage is asking for trouble which could readily be avoided by exerting a little will power and eatir.j less. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service File This Tip for Future Reference South didn't really have an opening two-bid in the hand shown today. He had a good solid opening bid of one spade, and no more. When South optimistically o^ o n- was bound to have its strength in the other suits, where it could be used. Acting on this assumption, North jumped to a slam in spades. It looked as though North had overbid rather violently, but the fault was actually South's. Give South the proper values for an opening two-bid, and North's slam bid would be amply justified. West opened the king of hearts, and East signaled encouragement with the nine. If West had led from a fairly short suit, a heart continuation would defeat the contract. There was no need for West to guess at the length of his hearts since he was looking at his own hand. He could see clearly that he had a five-card heart suit and that South might easily have a singleton. Overlooking the danger, however, West continued by leading the ace of hearts at the second trick. This was a fatal blunder. South ruffed, led a trump to the queen, and ruffed another low heart in order to ruff out East's queen. This established dummy's jack of hearts, and South could get over to dummy and discard his losing cJub. The slam was then safe. It should have been the simplest thing in the world for West to shift to a low diamond at the second trick. If South held another losing heart, there was nothing on which he could discard it. If West simply waited, South would eventually have to give up any heart loser which he might hold. And, of course, if South didn't have a heart loser, it was sheer madness to "I'm convinced that there will be much more that will happen to me," Annette says. "Why write that last chapter?" Ida Lupino is telling pals that she may be making the biggest mistake of her career in playing the role of the prison matron in Columbia's "Women's Prison." It's hiss stuff from beginning to end. NBC censors scissored Alan Young's "Saturday Night Revue" sketch about a man who can't pay a night-club bill and telephones pals desperately from the washroom. Alan, never before accused of blue material, wasn't happy about it. Those two-hour lunch periods Esther Williams takes don't add up to ''exhausted" rumors. It's been in her contract for years. .. Susan Cabot, the U-I glamor doll, will get a Decca recording contract . . . Now it's Yvonne de Carlo, authoress. She's written a movie treatment of a space opera comedy . . . Ann Francis' mate, Bam Price, is on the recovery road. Scars on his heart, caused by a serious pneumonia bout, have healed. MAYBE THERE'S a lesson for Hollywood in night-club warbler Pearl Bailey's theories about money and billing—two little words that cause more trouble in Hollywood than anything else. "Billing," says Pearl, "means nothing. Money nothing. You achieve nothing with billing and money. They trap you. You find yourself doing the same thing over and over." It's the kind of talk that has made Pearl's agents grasp for the smelling salts but by now, she says, they know she means every word of it . She'll come out on the losing end by canceling night-club dates o play the comedy lead in "Car- Tien Jones" and she intends to et more money go down the drain •vhen she stars on Broadway this 'all in "The House of Flowers." As Pearl looks at it: "I started out to achieve some- hing as an actress, then I got urned around at some point. All of a sudden I decided that I'd ather do drama like Ethel Waers than make a lot of money. You can't keep the money anyhow." 75 Yean Ago In Blythevilh The 0. O. Hardaway Company purchased the first bale of 1939 co j ju brought here which was auctioned this morning in front of Borum's Drug Store where the bale has been on display since it was ginned Tuesday morning. Mr. and Mrs. Frank Whitworth have purchased the former U. W. Mullins residence at 1206 Chickasawba Avenue to which they will move next week. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Robinson have rented the house at 110 north Tenth Street where the Whitworths formerly lived. Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Ferguson will spend the weekend in Kansas City. They will attend a reunion of Mrs. Ferguson's relatives. THAT ARMY Colonel in Germany who undertook to regulate the attire of American women in Frankfurt may be a master of military tactics, but we are inclined to doubt that he knows very much about American women. — Daily Oklahoman. Family Folks Answer to Previous Puzzle MOTHER — Are you the young man who jumped in the river and saved my son from drowning when he fell through the ice? Young man — Yes, ma'am. Mother — Where's his mittens? — Greencville (Tenn.) Sun. ' IT'S EASY for the well-to-do to be thrifty: they already have all the things the rest of us want, —j Corona (Oa.) Independent. NORTH (D) *5 4Q982 VJ862 410954 WEST EAST 47 44 VAK1074 VQ93 • 9652 4KJ10843 4QS2 4J*3 SOUTH 4AKJ10633 1T5 4AK7 North-South vul. North I** Sooili We* Pats PIM 24 Past 34 Pat* 44 Past 5 $ Double Pass Pass < 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V K ACROSS DOWN 1 Daddy's sister ! Distant 5 Where the 2 Arm Done family lives 9 Daddy's favorite tray 12 Family dog's persecutor 13 Home of Irish families 3 How mother keeps the home 4 Mongol 5 Bottom of sister's dress 6 Song bird 14 Definite article 7Li S ht *°S 24 Pace 43 Rasp 15 Dissector 8 Family home's25 Rod 45 New stars hall « 26 Entertainment 46 Family pets 9 Disregard of 28 Trans-Jordan. 47 Toward the ed with a two-bid, North was quite justified in thinking about a slam. South was bound to be safe at the level of five, so there was no risk in North's slam invitation of five diamonds. When East doubled this cue bid, showing diamond strength and indicating a safe opening lead,. North correctly decided that the .South hand contained little or no strtnRth in diamonds. Hence the South hand 17 Pronoun 18 Property assessment 19 Strait between Italy and Albania 21 Actual 23 Affirmative 24 Health resort 27 Region 29 Spanish jar 32 What boys call big sister 34 Weal thy 36 Evades 37 Disordered 38 What Mexican mamma spends 39 Dash 41 Mother's title 42 Work unit 44 Soon 46 Photographic machines 49 Scandinavian 53 :VTa)t. beverage 54 Accomplishing 58 Number 57 Bound 58 Or. \v<iier 5?Prepared the family tabl* 60 Icelandic si 61 Plant musical key capital 10 Close 30 Ogle 11 Demigod 31 Augments 16 Chemical salt 33 Worship 20 Eternities 35 Paris' wife 22 Got up 40 Whipped sheltered side) 48 Sour ! 50 Ascend 51 To cut 52 Minced oath 55 Sister's name $r zt K r IT *> m 11 -a 'W 20 35 si

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