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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 27, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, AUGUST If. 1*54 THE BLYTHEVILtE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAJNES, Publisher HARRY A RAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co. New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. . Entered as second class matter at the poat- offiot at BlytheTiUe, Arkansas, under act ol Con- October I, 1917 Member of The Associated Press Meditations So the poor hath hope, and iniquity stoppeth her mouth.—Job 5:16. * * * Man is, properly speaking, based upon hope, he has no other possession but hope; this world of his is emphatically the place of hope.—Carlyle, Barbs Maybe some girls act silly so their friends won't know they're old enough to know better. f£* *J» •** Love may cause high blood pressure or stomachache, say* a doctor. And sometimes it's a pain in the neck. * * * Girl babies usually talk before boy babies, statistic tell us. It doesn't seem fair—getting both the first and the last word. V Tr *1r Too many people land a nice soft job and then lie down on it. * * * Wrist watches come and go, but ankle watches go on forever—at windy street corners. The 83rd Congress Through the air is filled with parti- an boasts and criticisms of the performance of the 83rd Congresss, most impartial observers are concluding that its record was on the whole creditable one. Certainly the 83rd was the hardest working assemblies since the marathon sessions of World War II. For the first time in a good while, Congress made, a greater impact with legislation passed • than with things and people investigated. That is no small achievement when the Army McCarthy hearings, the Reece inquiry into foundations and countless other investigations are taken into account. Being a Republican Congress under a Republican President, this one must be. gauged partly by what it did with President Eisenhowers legislative proposals. The White House claim of an .830 batting average may be somewhat extravagant, but it is clear the President did get a good share of his program enacted. On the domestic side,. Congress enacted the first flexible farm price support plan that seemes to have a chance of being enforced. It approved broader and better social security coverage, a relatively limited health program, and measures for hospital construction- vocational rehabilitation and unemployment insurance on an improved scale. It put through a general tax revision measure long over due, for the nation's tax structure had grown up hodgepodge style and needed revamping to wipe out inequities and discouragements to incentive. Less satisfactory was the new housing law, which fell well short of Mr. Eisenhower's requests in the public housing field. And, of course. Congress made no changes in the Taft-Hartley Act, even though the late Senator Taft himself had earlier proposed nearly 30 modifications in that basic labor law. Other impressive work was the passage ofter long years of bitter controversy of the St. Lawrence Seaway project, and the adoption of a modernized atomic energy law giving private enterprise some role in future development and our allies access to necessary atomic information. Congress maintained the continuity of foreign aid, though it chopped the President's requests considerably. It extended the Recriprocal Trade Act for another year, after Mr. Eisenhower fave up trying for a three-year renewal this time, coupled with other liberalizing trade features. These he will seek in 1955. Perhaps the greatest single disappointment from the Administration's view was the failure to enact statehood for Hawaii, This was killed when the Sen- ifiiiittd linking k with SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol BlTtheyille or any gubmrban town where carrier service i« maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 12.50 Jor six months. 11.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payabk ID advance. itatehood. But on balance the showing was good This Congress had a sharp eye for economy, voting So.o billion less in 1954 than it did in 1953, and about $26 billion less than the Democratic 82nd Congress. Its coloring was conservative in most areas of effort. Yet the significant thing is that there was effort. Critics will have many things to say of the 83rd Congi*ess. But they will be laughed off the platform if they call it a "donothing" Congress. It did plenty. VIEWS OF OTHERS Above and Beyond During the war with Germany and Japan, a U. S. Army cook was decorated with the Legion of Merit. For the benefit of the uninitated, the Legion of of Merit is a fancy bauble dreamed up by one Colonel Townsend Heard as a sort of U. S. equi valent to the French Legion of Honor. It is awarded "for extraordinary fidelity and exceptionally meritious conduct in the performance of outstanding service." So many of these medals were handed out to deserving members of the top brass that it soon earned the nickname "the senior officers' good conduct medal." Thus it was surprising that a lowly cook should be so decorated. His deed? He devised some manner to make leftovers palatable and still not look too much like hash. With that precedent in mind we now nominate for the Legion of Merit that Army colonel in Germany who, through one crank of the mimeograph machine, made women on his base dress like ladies. The colonel banned bare midriffs and blue jeans from street wear and shorts from all places except bathing areas. To presume to dictate to women what they wear and where they shall wear it is conduct above and beyond the call of duty.—Kingsport (Tenn.) News. DWI Probated The driving-while-intoxicated, law is effective, only if it keeps the driver separated from alcohol. A man has a right to' drink in wet terriory. That is his business. But a man who drinks—and drives under its influence—is public business. Drunk driving, second offense, is a felony in Texas. That means punishment can be in the state penitentiary. Jails and heavy fines sober up the drunks, but they don't make teetotalers. In no time they are back at it again. The threat of penitentiary is something else. When a man is in state prison he loses job, income and alcohol. That, perhaps, explains the success reported by Dist. Atty. Henry Wade so far this year is probating sentences for this offense. Seveneen persons have been given probated second offense DWI sentences. Legally, they can't drive. If they do, they violate terms of the sentence and face two to three years in prison. So far. none of the seventeen have been reported driving. Probation, at its-best, gives the convicted another chance—at the same time holding certainty of punishment over his head if he violates the sentence.—Dallas Morning News. Texas Raises You 7 We know, of course, that they always do things bigger and better in Texas. The firm purpose to be nowhere but at the top seems to be ingrained in Texas. There is, we suppose, an unwritten Lone Star slogan or shibboleth: "Texas Raises You." A Houstonian named Frank W. Sharp is developing a what the papers there assert to be the Largest residential construction project in the nation or in the world. At a total cost of some $200,000,000 he is building 15,000 homes on a 400- acre tract on the outskirts of Houston. His sur- burban city will have a population of 60,000, he says, or somewhat more than Galveston's. New York city's Empire State building likely will enjoy its eminence for a few years, yet, and of course Pyramid building is not in vogue in the USA today.—New Orleans States. Living Dangerously This week's nominee for indestructable youth, j. g., is 9-year-old Leonard Radermacher of Chicago. On a dare he crawled into a grizzly bear's cage at the zoo to feed the animal a peanut. When it nibbled at his arm, he socked Bruin on the snout and scampered out or the cage, On the way home he was struck by a car, but escaped with a few scratches. It was a rough day.—Nashville Banner. SO THEY SAY You (Americans) still think that England and France are anti-Communist nations. They are not. —South Korea's Sygman RJiee. * * * When there was no hope, they (defenders of Dien Bien Phu) fought on for honor and freedom. Nurse Genevive de Galard-Terraube. * * ¥ If you're hunting skunks and kill a few (Brig.-Gen. Ralph W.) Zwickers, and destroy the morale of the agencies we rely on to win the cold war, maybe you'd better look around for a more efficient sharpshooter. —Sen Mike Monroney. « * * I will campaign actively fin the fall) as far my health jwrmitt.—Harry f, Truma«. A Dual-Purpose Instrument! Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)—Behind the Screens: Esther Williams says she'll be active until she's 80. Judging from the durability of Annette Kellerman, who made grandpa drool as the girl in the one-piece bathing suit, Esther might make the grade. Annette, whose life story Esther played in "Million Dollar Mermaid," just returned to her Pacific Palisades home here after an eight-month. Red-Cross - sponsored tour of military installations. "I sang and played my accordion," she told me. "I told the boys, 'Listen, you're not going to see Jane Russell. I'm just a nice, little old lady, I said, and to tell you fellas the truth, I've never met anybodv older than I AM.' " Annette on her screen biography: "MGM did a wonderful job. They had a beautiful girl—a much too beautiful girl—playing me. But it sort of broke my heart that they only showed me as a swimmer. I have other talents like singing and dancing." Keenan Wynn, I - can now spil it, was offered the sun, moon anc stars to wiggle out of his MGM contract so he could star as Alexander Botts in the televersion of the "Earthworm Tractor" stories He turned down the loot, with: "I'm sticking to the movies." star in the televersion of "Tales of the Texas Rangers." Movie dolls are screaming—and I don't blame them. Some of the sensational mags on the stands are looking for cover girls who resemble movie queens. One of the more lurid books has a cover of a lass in a bathing suit (?) who's a ringer for Esther Williams. PAT CROWLEY'S biggest secret is cameraman Jimmy Lebenthal. Michael Rennie says he'll buy a home in Hollywood and bring his wife and son over from London when the mystery of his mother- in-law's death has either been cleared up by Scotland Yard or given up as unsolvable. The case is over a month old and two suspects have been released. Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Congress 'Can Do* All Right- Passes 415 Bills at One Sitting WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The Republican National Committee has put out a release that the pres ent session of Congress would go down in history as the "Can Do" Congress. As'if to make good on this ballyhoo, the very next day the Senate approved 415 bills at one sitting. This practically doubled the accomplishment of the Congress in passing new legislation during the entire seven and a half months' proceeding. It was a record-breaking, marathon 12-hour meeting—from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. The average was 34 bills an hour, or one passed every two minutes. Bills were passed so rapidly that even the news services couldn't keep up. They had to content themselves with brief paragraphs that 400 bills were being passed in one day. Then proper attention was given to the major items, like increasing veterans' pensions and the passing —followed by the unpassing—of a pay increase bill for postal em- ployes. The result of all this glut of news is that a lot of just dandy little new laws aren't going to be reported anyplace, except in the Congressional Record. It ran over 250 pages for the day. That's too bad. So purely as a public service, it is possible to fill in the reader here on some of these mass-produced measures that otherwise might not be reported. so that it's possible to import foreign boats or vehicles under bond, without payment of duty, for exhibition in shows. By another action, however, race horses were removed from the list of things that may be imported free of duty under bond for limited times. The Secretary of the Navy was at last authorized to get rid of destroyers and two uncompleted submarines, started in 1946, then stopped and left lying around ever since. To be well informed, you should know that a bill was passed to strike 19 bronze medals for presentation to the societies Ben Franklin belonged to, on his 250th birthday, Jan. 17, 1956. And a commission was authorized to plan for the celebration of the 200th birthday anniversary of A 1 e x a n- der Hamilton in 1958. Three thousand copies of the prayers of the Senate chaplain were ordered printed. You'll want to know, for instance, that Clint Lewis, doxvn Texas way, is going to get S200 for damage to his property in 1951, caused by a French flier's swiping a plane and crashing into it. You should also know that the tariff act has now been amended October 11-16 was made National Nurse Week and Nov. 28-Dec. 4 was made National Salvation Army Week. Greetings from Congress were ordered sent to the new legislative assemblies of Nigeria and the old Coast, in Africa. Senator Joseph R. McCarthy succeeded in getting Senate passage of a contempt citation against Prof. Wendell Furry of Harvard, but did not get citations against the Communists' lawyers, Abraham Unger and Corliss" Lament. At a later' meeting the Senate voted congressional contempt cinati tosgsn ab h aoteimn t. Existing laws were changed to permit importation to tick-infested cattle and infected live poultry into the Virgin Islands. Authorization was given for a S50 per capita payment to the Red Lake band of .Chippewa Indians from the sale of timber on their lands. And authorization was given for the Smithsonian Institution to spend 8990,000 to plan for a new museum to store more junk in what has sometimes been referred to as "the nation's attic." A bill was passed to provide Water supplies for waterfowl management in the Central Valley of California. This seems fair enough. For what good are waterfowl without water? Well—this should be enough to bring you up to date and convince you that government is truly wonderful, once it really rolls. The gimmick by which all this business and a lot more was done in one day was that all these bills were placed on the consent calendar. Bills were passed automatically if nobody objected. But one objection is enough to stop passage, and if there had been no objections, about 200 more bills might have been passed. Two hundred and ninety-nine of the 415 bills passed by consent were personal bills—granting citizenship to aliens or settling small claims. The congressional reorganization act of 1946 was supposed to take all this tricky-track off the congressmen's backs, but it just hasn't worked out that way. For the student of government, however, there still remains the question of why all this small business couldn't have been handled earlier. By so doing, it would have left the great "Can Do" Congress more time for important business at the wind-up. EVA BARTOK, the Hungarian goulash who was Burt Lancaster's leading lady in "The Crimson Pirate," gets her divorce from William Wadsworth in October .. .If Warner big shots have their way, the 11 pictures made by Rosanna Podesta before she was tagged for "Helen of Troy," will be withdrawn from the foreign movie art house circuit. A Broadway show for Alexis Smith may separate her from Craig Stevens for a while this fall. He will remain in Hollywood- to Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service Recently, I cited the way in wihch the blessedness and glory of giving have been exemplified by vast fortunes which have become devoted to great projects of benevolence and helpfulness. More than one great name, noted for great ambition and achievement, but of questionable honor because of the way in which a vast fortune was obtained, is now in great honor because of foundations and organizations devoted to services to mankind. The blessedness of giving has far outweighed any blessedness there may have been in receiving, and in some measure has atoned for much that never had much bless- eaness. That exemplification of the truth of the saying of Jesus, "It is more blessed to give than to receive" (Acts 20:35), is on the broad scale of life. I have been impressed, however, with the truth of Christ's saying in life's daily affairs, in the ordinary intercourse in homes and families, in the ideals, attitudes and actions that undoubtedly emphasize the blessedness of giving over receiving, though possibly we never associate such matters with the Master's saying. Yet here, as in other ways, the Master's deep, divine discernment into the actualities of human life is manifested. An instance of such discernment was in Christ's offer to rest (Matthew 11:28). Others have offered their fellomwen wealth, pleasure, adventure, glory, anything but rest. Yet rest is what all men need. A famous New thought he had England editor age of 42. He needed rest. The blessedness of giving over receiving is far more exemplified in the ordinary ways and relationships of life than one realizes, when one looks into it with discerning judgment. Fathers and mothers, perhaps mothers especially, know that blessedness of giving. In ideal relationships . of parenthood, life takes on a blessedness that no acquisitiveness or getting can give. The same thing is true of children in relation to their parents. It may be a slight matter, but unforgettably impressed upon me is the memory of a small boy, standing across the road from the parsonage in which I was then living. He was waiting for a bus to take him to the nearest village. He told me he was going to get a Mother's Day box of candy for his mother. It was wartime, when much, especially candy, was hard to get. When I asked him, "Do you think you'll get it?" he assured me that he had it all arranged, and was going only to pick it up. Children are proverbially fond of getting, but the joy on that boy's face, in his voice and manner, spoke unquestionably of the blessedness of giving. By OSWALD JACOB* Written for NEA Service You Hove a Right To Wonder Here You may wonder where North managed to find two bids on such a poor hand, and you would be right to wonder. The answer is that the hand was played in a casual game early this spring when some of our best American players went bidding. West opened the king of diamonds and was allowed to hold the trick. The continuation of the queen of diamonds was taken by the ace, and Crawford finessed dummy's ten of spades to East's jack. East returned a diamond, and Crawford ruffed. Continuing with his plan, Crawford led the queen of spades and let it ride for a finesse. When this held, he led his last trump to dummy's ace, thus drawing West's king. Without -the slightest hesitation. East threw the nine of hearts on the third round of trumps. The size of the discard was intended to deceive declarer about the location of the missing hearts; the speed and the apparent unconcern were intended to coneal the fact that East was already squeezed. As it happened, Crawford was not deceived. He promptly cashed the ace of hearts and led another heart toward dummy. West played low. and Crawford unhesitatingly went up with dummy's queen on the theory that West would not have overcalled twice on a five- card suit without both of the missing kings. When the queen of hearts held, declarer gave up a low heart, drojp- ping the jack and king together. Now dummy had a trump entry to the last heart, and there was no way to stop declarer from making ten tricks. If East had discarded a club on the third ' trump, the heart suit could not have been brought in. But in that case, South would not have gone after the hearts. He would have cashed the top clubs and ruffed a club in dummy, thus establishing the rest of that suit. Confusion note: Model June McCall, once a Varga Girl, plays a Petty Girl on TV's "Where Were You?" Where was Varga when it happened? Career switches: Arthur Kennedy playing an escaped killer in "Crashout." Johnny Johnston as & prison inmate in "Unchained." Lawrence Tierney— LAWRENCE TTERNEY—as a policeman in a TV series. Alfred and Marijane Hayes —he's the author of Humphrey Bogart's next, "The Desperate Hours"—expect the stork in December. Their third. . .Mari Blanchard said ta-ta to the agent who hoisted her from, a bathtub model in a camera adv. to stardom at U-I after a flop start at Paramount. PRETTY Audrey Dalton, who took time out for motherhood, is resuming her career minus something she brought over from England when Paramount imported her for "The Girls From Pleasure Island." Her British accent. She sounded like Vivien Leigh two years ago but now she's spouting the pure Americanese of Ann Sheridan these days as a Yankee doll in Alan Ladd's "Drum Beat." "When I left Ireland and went to England, I had an Irish brogue," she tells it. "When I came to Hollywood, I had a British accent. Maybe it's because I married an American (TV executive James Brown) or maybe it's because I take on the inflections of people around me." Italian filmmakers have snagged three more Hollywood stars for made - in - Rome films. Rhonda Fleming stars in "Courtesan of Babylon"; Corinne Calvet in "The Adventures of Casanova" and Mel Ferrer in "Prohibited." Those zippy Italian film titles! Yipes. 75 Years Ago In B/yt/iev///< to his hand with the ace of hearts in order to cash his last two clubs. Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fleeman returned Friday night from a ten- day vacation spent in Yellowstone ark, Colorado Springs and other points in that region. Mrs. Freeman Robinson has gone to Conway to attend a state rlome economics conference being leld there this week. Miss Wynette Shepherd has re- umed from. Chicago where she Visited her aunt for two weeks. NOTHING can quench thirst faster than spilling a glass of water on the hostess' table. — Ellaville (Ga.) Sun. HENRY PECK says that in his house everything he says goes. In one ear and out the other. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times-News. Match 'Em Up Answer to Previous Puzzle POME In Which Is Revealed A Further Method For Attaining Personal Equanimity: Be a man, for goodness sakes, And admit a few Atlanta Journal. mistakes. — AT NIAGARA FALLS 185,000 tons of dirt tumbled into the Ni- mastered that j ajajara River. This is a lot of dirt NORTH * A 10 5 2 VQ1073 • 764 11 WEST (D) *K87 VK62 • KQJ98 4k 8 4. •AST VJ9S4 • 1032 4QJ100 SOUTH 4Q863 • AS 4AK952 North-South vul. We*t Nortk la* 9«*» Pass Pan Paat 14 1 • 1 * Pats 14 24 24 Pa M 44 Paw Pass Paw Opcnini lead—4 K over to Monte Carlo to play against some of the best players In Europe. The North player had travelled a considerable distance to get to Monte Carlo, and he felt that he hadn't come all that way just to pass. Fortunately for him, South need. He reached the stage where; to reckon with, even in an election 'Happened fo be Johnny Crawford. he was working 22 hours out ofi.year. — It* 14. But IM died at It* tarly' Oaiettt. Mattoon (111.) Journal* whose skill is usually enough to cop* with any partner's over- ACROSS 1 and Mike 4 . _ and circumstance 8 Aid and 12 Much about nothing 13 Malaria 14 A self man 15 My Sal 16 Young birds 18 Comes forth 20 Worms 21 Legal matters 22 Japanese outcasts 24 Ages 26 Norse god 27 Vehicle 30 Bread and 32 Suited 34 City in Russia 35 Revised 36 Edward's nickname 3? Lath 39 Wind indicator 40 Good Queen 41 .vigor and vitality 42 Glossy fabric 45 Reykjavik, 49 to the throne 51 Regret 52 decamp 53 Lampreys 54 Lemon 55 Russian news agency 56 Italian city 5T.\V.v Ki-on<..i.: Policy (ab.) 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