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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 20, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20,1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER HEWS CO H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRT A HAINES, Editor. AssisUnt Publisher PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wiunei Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis, _ Entered u second class matter at the post- cflice at Biytheville. Arkansas, under act ol Con- iress, October •. 1917 Member o( The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot Biytheville or any tuburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per «eek. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $6.50 per year'$3.50 lor six months, 52.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS But he answered ind said unto him that told him, Who Is my mother? and who are my brethren? — Matthew 12:48. * ¥ * We are members ol one great body. Nature planted in us a mutual love and fitted us lor a Social lite. We must consider htat we were born for the good of the whole. — Seneca. BARBS Putting on weight and two women getting together both can cause a double chin. * * * We could itand fishermen telling tall tales U they'd just keep 'em short. * * * Lot of men are slaves to fashion mainly because they have grown daughters. * * * Every m»n has his share of bad breaks, »ay« a college professor. The trouble is, they can't be re-lined, * at X When the modern mother wants her daughter, the last place she thinks to look Is in the kitchen. Stench on the Waterfront The recent activities of the dockworkers' union, the International Longshoremen's Association, like those of past years, are a perfect example of how not to conduct a labor organization. Wildcat strikes, work stoppages engineered in defiance of court authority, vendettas against legally constituted administrative bodies, these are just some of the devices the unruly ILA has employed. It is worth recalling that in 1953 the American Federation of Labor tossed out the ILA for refusing to rid its ranks and leadership of corruption. Though the union has changed a few top men since then, the AFL still does not welcome it. In the intervening years, the lawmakers of New York and New Jersey enacted a tough law designed to cope with dockside crime and racketeering in the New York area, where the union's worst depredations had been concentrated. And they set up a bi-s£ate waterfront commission to carry out the law. The ILA now is bucking this commission, pretending that it represents dictatorial rule over the union's activities. In truth, the union leadership is enraged because the new law gives the waterfront agency the chief power once exercised by the labor bosses—the right to control dock hiring. Investiagation showed that union hiring agents took "kickbacks" from workers they put on, padded payrolls, hired criminals and other undesirables. They also connived in rackets sometimes joined in by waterfront employers:. Under present law, hiring is done by foremen who may not belong to the union. They must hire crews through commission centers, which register qualified longshoremen. Those without clean police records are barred. Lately the union has been trying to by-pass the waterfront body -by appealing to the governors of New York and New Jersey to hear its grievances against the commission. After some shilly-shallying, they refused to undermine the legally established commission. Next the ILA spread a strike order all along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts, in an obvious effort to drag in the federal government. Washington failed to rise to the bait. Chief union gains in the settling of the latest strike was a "face saving" promise of a citizens' committee investigation. The ILA is suffering continued ostracism from the ranks of legitimate labor organizations. It deserves to be thus outlawed, and to be penalized for its flagrant definancc of authority. Unhippily, it is not only the union but the huge port of New York that is Buffering. Recurrent labor upsets over the past f«w ye*r* h»v« driven millioni of dollars worth of business away to other less troubled ports—most of it unlikely ever to return. If the ILA does not soon right itself, there will be far less dollars either to steal or earn fairly in the great port where it has fastened its ugly rule. VIEWS OF OTHERS Political Bosses Get Ready APL president George Meany and CIO President Walter Reuther have announced that with the scheduled merger ol their labor organizations in December they will be set up for a big political push in 1956. And there is no doubt about the truth ol that. The combined labor organization! will have within their power unparalled opportunity for coercing voters and providing financial support lor the candidates of their choice. The labor organizations have become a potent force In politics. Labor bosses will pick the tickets they will try to make their rank and file members vote for, and will be fairly successiul. although there are a great many members of labor unions who have character enough to make UP their own minds. Unfortunately, even the independent-minded among the labor union members will not be able to make up their minds lor themselves as to whether their money will be spent lor certain candidates. Politlcial labor bcsses will assess union members and use the money as the bosses decide. Thus there will be many labor union members who will find their money being spent to support candidates whom they personally oppose. But they will be powerless to do anything about it. If they complain, the union might blackball them and knock them out of wori. There are only 18 states that have "Right to Work" Laws to protect . the working men. And even where those laws are In effect, labor unions still are able to exert unwholesome influence to whip independent-minded members into line. Yes, 1856 will see the labor union* exerting big political inOsnce. That means George Meany and Walter Reuther will do all in their power to pick the men who shall hold office, and take away from millions ol Individual citizens as much as possible the right 'o make the decision. —Chattanooga News-Free Press Calculated Risk A Senate subcommittee headed by Senator Estes Kefauver, Tennessee Democrat, has just completed a study of the Influence of television on juvenile delinguency. Ita comments are worth the study of all parents. The commitee found that the programs bring to the juvenile mind such ideas as these: "Life is cheap; death, suffering, sadism and brutality are subject* of callous indifference and judges, lawyers and law enforcement officers are too often dishonest incompetent and stupid." And it conclues that: "The manner and frequency with which crime through this medium is brought before the eyes and ears of American children indicates inadequate regard for psychological and social consequences." The committee says the television industry is taking a calculated risk with our youngster! and should watch and police itself. Otherwise, it urges the Federal Communications Commission to restrain and punish, if necessary. It has done a necessary job well and has been considerate of an Industry that is coming of age. For the sake of our children, we hope Its warning Is taken to heart.—Sheerman (Tex.) Democrat. Party Lines We find It hard to understand tj« case of the Dutchess County, N.Y., housewife who wai convicted of refusing to yield a party line so a neighbor could report a fire. Our understanding of party lines always has been that any one of the parties was always glad at any time to yield the line in the sense of sharing it. You yielded, yei, but you listened: and the reward of listening were always supposed to be full of compensation for the inconvenience of Interrupting your own conversation. What has happened to the party line etiquette ad habits we used to know? —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SO THEY SAY I would rather have Mr. Eisenhower for President, even If he were 80, than most men of 60. — Sen. Horns Cotton (R-NH). * * * My folks helped to settle this country, signed the Declaration of Independence, fought In the American Revolution, and participated in the governing of the nation, even the presidency of the United States. — Miss Sarah Cunningham, actress, refuses to answer question during probe of communism on Broadway. * * * I am not here (in Russia) to criticize. I am here on » friendly visit. I want to understand things: state farms, collective farms, their in* dustry.—Sen. George Malone (R-Nev) in Russia. » » * I want a candidate (Democratic) who can be elected. — Harry Truman. * * * There is little Immediate prospect of any substantial reduction In military expenditures. Until that day comes, we should not become overly optimistic about substantial lax cuts. — Rep. Daniel A. Reed (R-NY) warns against cutting taxes prematurely. * + * They (Washington, D. C., statues) art so official — generals on horseback, generals on foot, ftenerals looking Important. But there was nothing I saw that was really .sculpture. — Sir Jacob Epstein, famed 14-year-old iculptor, on U. S. vliit. 'Ever See Such a Cagey One as That Adenauer?" Peter fdson's Washington Column — Bi-Partisan Farm Policy Seen As No. One Need of Agriculture WASHINGTON —(NEA)— A further drop in farm prices, while-the cost of nearly everything else is going up, has caught the eye of the politicians. The Democrats have announced that they will make a number one issue out of the plight of the farmer in 1956. They'll blame it all on the Republicans. The Republicans, at their recent political school in Washington, seemed bothered by the prospect. The GOP attitude since 1952 has been that all their farm problems were Inherited from the Democrats. But if farm prices are still down next year, this argument may be of doubtful value. Non-partisan farm experts in the Department of Agriculture say the worst thing that can happen to the farm situation right now is to make a political issue of it. This is the advice of the necessarily anonymous civil servants who keep the government farm machinery running regardless of which political party is in power. What agriculture needs most is consideration as a bi-partisan is- •ue, as foreign policy is handled. Basic to the whole problem is the simple fact that agricultural science has become too good and American farmers have become too efficient. The result is more production than Is needed—more supply than demand—and falling prices. On top, of this, so many legal gimmicks, subsidies benefits and artificial price supports have] been put into farm law as incentives for still more production that, agriculture is hardly distinguish-; able as a straight economic j problem. ! The United States government now owns 5 billion dollars worth of surplus crops for which there are no cash customers. '• It is costing the government 350 million dollars a year just to store the now nearly two billion bushels of surplus grains. Just before adjournment in August, Congress increased the government's lending authority from 10 to 12 billion dollars to finance loans against this year's crop surpluses put under price supports. Still more billions may be needed next year . | All the hullabaloo over whether; the government should have 100 per cent of parity or 90 per cent of parity or fixed or flexible price supports is regarded as largely insincere political shouting. Nothing was done to change the law last year and probably little will be done to change it next year. The sad fact is that the extravagant 1952 campaign promises of the Republicans on what they were going to do to make over American agriculture are now beginning to bounce. The Eisenhower administration has discovered that its farm problem after the Korean war is the same one the Democrats faced after World War U. The GOP 83rd Congress did pass a flexible price support program aimed at helping to cut surpluses. But as applied so far there is no sign it Is producing better answers than the Democrats offered. Sec : retly, some of the GOP farm policy makers would like to try the Brannan plan on a few crops. But they are afraid of the political consequences. This would mean letting farm prices seek their natural level, then taking the iverproduction off the market at reduced prices. It might just possibly be cheaper than the present support price plan and consumers might benefit. Don Paarlberg, Secretary of Agriculture Benson's brain truster on farm economy, recently told a Massachusetts farmers' field day that things weren't so bad after all. His reasoning was that even though farm prices are down, per capita farm income Is up because farm population has dropped. Undersecretary True D. Morse tried a similar diversionary tactic in telling an Illinois farm picnic that things were better because ta.xes were lower, the dollar was sounder and destructive Inflation had been stopped. Neither fact is a palliative for low farm prices. America can be thankful that it can produce more food and fiber than its people need. But so far, it has not been demonstrated that American politicians have found the way to live with these .surpluses and consume them, instead of being consumed by them. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN T. JORDAN, M.D. Today blood transfusions have become. so common most people are vaguely familiar with blood groups but are understandably somewhat confused about them, [t is not possible to clarify the whole thing briefly but today's first question brings up one point which may be of interest. Q — I understand that AB blood is quite rare. I wonder if you would discuss this? — M. P. A — The principal blood groups aie classified as O, A, B and AB. Of these the most common are O and A; 45 per cent of us have O blood and 43 per cent A blood. Only 8 per cent of the people have B blood and 4 per cent AB blood which does t as the correspondent indicates, make this the least common of the blood groups. It is fortunate thst grovp O blood can usually be given without harm to those in the other .groups, and (or this reason i person with this type of blood is sometimes known as a "universal donor." In actual practice, whenever possible, the blood of someone who is to receive a transfusion and the blood which he is to receive are cross matched in order to avoid hazardous reactions. Q — A friend or mine has a daughter who was deformed from! birth. The mother asked me if I> knew of an organization Iliat made j a business of helping the physi-j cally handicapped. Do you know of any? — Mrs. J. B. A — Yes. Write to the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, 11 South •.aSalle Street. Chicago 3, III., and they will probably be able to tell you of an organization in the vicinity who could help your friend's daughter Q — I am suffering from high blood pressure, coronary deficiency and have a weight-control problem. I- use about IS ',4-graln saccharin tablets dally. Is this In any way harmful? —R.T. A — There have been extensive studies nf the possibility of harm from saccharin and, when taken in reasonable Quantities, this sweetening agent can apparently be continued indefinitely without undesirable effects. Q — Could bad breath come from bad tonsils? If so, should they be removed? — B. G. A Bad tonsils are one of the recognized causes for bad breath. One would expect that when this is the cause the only method of relieving the bad breath would be by removal of the tonsils. Q — Could there be any harmful effects on , 5"-year-old man by using an electric drill five days every week on the pavement? — Reader. A — I suspect that the drill is an air hammer. There have been some reports of a condition in such workers known as "white fingers." This is perhaps a circulatory effect resulting from the long use of this device. CORN h»s gone down 40 cents a. bushel and chickens have gone up three cents a pound, a report from the .Delaware - Maryland - Virginia chicken feeder belt says. It all goes to show you shouldn't cluck too soon. — Lexington Herald. ' Q—The bidding has been: North Kail South We* 2 Hearts Pass ? You. South, hold: 452 ¥74 «AK763» 41$: What do you do? A—Bid three diamonds. Don't fel l<x> enthusiastic about Ind hand. Partner Is verr likely to have a MMlelon or void In jour nil. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 452 »74J What do you do? JACOBY ON BRIDGE Spade Jack Blocks Set By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Six hearts is a silly contract for North and South in today's hand if you happen to be looking at both hands. It's not so silly if you bid either hand without looking at tne other. Consider the fact that North and South have all the high cards ex cept for one king, one queen, and one Jack. The slam would be un NORTH (D) 20 * A632 VQ1098 *Q106 4KJ WEST EAST AKQ109 *J? ¥43 ¥762 482 » 9753 495432 410876 SOUTH 4854 V AKJ5 » AKJ4 4AQ North-South vul. North East South West Pass Pass I » Pass 3V Pass 6V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A K Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA SU« Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Onstage, Offstage and Upstage. Bob Wateriield's still calling signals in the quarterback spot. Only now it's (or t. movie company Instead of the L. A. Rams. But there is no coaching from the sidelines from wife Jane Russell even though she and retired grid star Bob share billing la Russ- Pield Productions. "I'm only an asset of the company," (ays. Jane. "Bob calls ill the pUys. 1 don't even know what down it is." Now working for Columbia in "Tambourine," Jane claims RKO nixed the story as a movie for her four years ago. "B'lt that's nothing," she laughs, "RKO even turned down 'From Here to Eternity.' " It's another wheel chair rol« for Eleanor ("Interrupted Melody") Parker in "Man With the Golden Arm." She pretends she can't walk, after an auto smashup, t* a hold on her dope-addict husband. Happily married to portrait artist Paul Clemens, Eleanor admits it has to be in exciting part to lure her out of the house. "I like to act." she told me, "but If I'm not excited about a script I'd rather stay home and take care of my three children." Who's the world's richest actor? Jack Benny? Jimmy Stewart? Bing Crosby? So who knows for sure? I'll say Cantlnflas, the Mexican comedy star. The 18 feature movies, he's made are re-released over and over in Spanish-speaking countries. His monthly Income is said to be 1100,000, less only a 10 per cent Mexican income tax. And now he's breaking '-Uo U.S. movies with a comedy bullfight sequence in Mike Todd'a "Around the World ir. 80 Days." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: A novel by film writer Torrest Woods carries this hard-to-forget dictations: "To the bartender whose hospitality and encouragement delayed the completion of this bpofc for six months." Movie censors finally green-lighted the rewritten script of "Tea and Sympathy," in which Deborah Kerr will repeat her Broadway role . . . Piper Laurie's back on the arm of G. David Schlne . . . It's Susan Hayvard instead of Jane Russell for "The Revolt of Mamie Stover." Fox insists the censors . . . May Wynn. the only doll in "The Caine Mutiny," and Columbia have called It a day. She's thinking about going back to her real name of Donna Lee Hickey. She borrowed the character name of May Wynn for "Mutiny" tor her film debut. Robert Q. Lewis s»yi Lai Vesjsi hasn't changed much from the days of the wild west. "You can still get icalped." Humphrey Boiart nixed an offer to take over for the ailing Paul Muni in "Inherit the Wind," . . Shirley Temple also said "No"—to a big chunk of dough for a TV appearance. Hubby Charlii Black wants her to forget show business. Hear II now: CBS officials ar* happy about the way Vanessa .Brown and Barry Nelson an g«l- ting along as a costarrlng team la the new filmed "My Favorite Husband" series. It wasn't that way with Barry and Joan Caulfield . . . The Dragnet influence lingers on: The Cheerleaders are singing: "All I Wan's the Facts Ma'am-Bo" . . . Ben Pollock, who discovered Olena Miller, popa up again as Benny Goodman's Columbus In "The Benny Ooodman Story." With all th» celluloid publicity, Ben'a now writing his biography (or a posalblt movie. Lita Baron's switeh from night club warbler ot lowdown songs to married life on an Ojal, Calif., ranch with Rory Caihoun waa an "Oh, no!" night club set gasp back In 1«4*. Now she'.* even working with Rory in a shoot 'em up west, em, U-I'a "Red Sundown," and telling It: "He not only swept me off my feet—he put them In stlrrapa. H* llkei the west—»nd I like what h« likes." Dirk Branden. gulped when on was introduced to a doll assigned to play opposite him In a screen test. Her agent had changed her name to Ava Lanche. 75 Ynrt Ago In BlythiYillt from his hand towards dummy. Not seeing his danger, West, played the nine of spades. This was a big enough card to beat South'* lead and any space in the dummy, so West §aw nothing wrong with his play. Unfortunately for West. East had to overtake the nine with the jack of spades. Ea*t now had to return a club, whereupon South promptly discarded Ms last spade and ruffed in the dummy. The ilam WM now assured. Either defender could have defeated the contract. Ea*t could have dropped the jack of ipades at the first trick, or West could have risen with the queen of spades at the eleventh trick. In either case, the defenders would have taken two spade tricks. "The Titlt Historian" WM th« subejct of a talk by JE. M. Terry, local abstractor, today when Kiwi n is Club mtt for lunchtoc a* Hotel Noble. Mr. Terry discussed briefly tht various methods of conveying till* to real property from Biblical days to the present. He emphasized the haiards in buying property without the Mrvices of an abstractor. This te th« first of a verica of programa in which member* of the club discuss their professions. "Tht School's PUce tn the D»- fense Program" was the topic discussed by W. D. McClurkin when Junior Senior High School Parent Teachers Association met .yesterday afternoon. Miss Rosa M. Hardy spoke informally an (acts concerning th* opening of school. A special musical number was given by Miss Betty Jean Hill, who sang "Ood Bless America." Miss Nannie Clark Smith accompanied her on the piano, Dr. and Mrs. John F. Rowland of Hot Springs. Ark., have arrived for a stay at Hotel Noble while Dr. Rowland looks after his extenslvt farming Interests here. Among the Blytheville people who are planning on dancing it Hotel Peabody following the Biytheville - Tech High football game Friday night are Miss Betty Brooks Isaacs. Miss Sara Lou Me- Cutchen, Miss June Workman, Miss Ernestine Halsell. Bill Morse, Bill Chamblin. Jack Chamblln and George Hubbard. L/TUf 112 Childish-octing adults ore just silly, but o child Ihot octs like on adult is o delinquent. «HU« Young Acfor Answer to Proviou* Punlt b.atable if North had a third club, for example, even with the same hijh cards. When the hand was played, South didn't despair He saw a chance u> make the contract if either opponent had a doubleton picture card In spadei, and If the defense slipped slightly. Declarer won the first trick in dummy with the ace of spades, drew three rounds of trumps, cash: cd all of the diamonds, and continued with the king and ace o! club*. South then led t low tpade ACROSS 1 Young actor, Edwards 6 He from New York City 11 Revokes, a* a legacy 13 Bloc 14 Goober 15 Get free It Rowing implement 17 Operated 19 Conducted 20 Routes (ab.) 22 Consume 23 Title of courtesy (pi.) 14 Expunger 26 Moccasins 27 Except 28 Drunkard 29 Bitter vetch 3d Grief 31 Minute skin opening 33 Taciturn 36 Tastes 37 Scottish cap 38 Ark builder 40 Exist 41 Edge 42 Cornish town (prefix) 43 Woolly 46 Printing mistakes 49 Ever (poet.) 50 Ardent fan 51 He Is a swimmer cf 52 Rows DOiVN 1 2 Form a ii w i. u . 3 Closer 4 Century (ab.) 5 Ostrich-like bird 6 He majored in drama at the University of Hawaii 7 Circle part 8 Kind of type 9 Victims of leprosy 10 Winter vehicles 12 Thoroughfares 13 U.S. coin 18 River in Switzerland 21 Swords 23 Cotton fabric 25 Steadfast 26 Body of water 28 He is a championship 31 Freebooter 32 Key 33 Capuchin monkey 14 Spotted 35 More sour 38 City in Massachusetts 37 Large plant 39 Gives ear to 44 Arizona (ab.) 45 Powerful explosive 47 Decay 48 King (Fr.) 3 1 WM t 7

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