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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 22, 1955
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FAG1 EIGHT BLTTHBVILLB (ARK.) COURIER KEWi THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER J8, 1951 TH1 BLYTHEVILLi; COURIER NEWS TH1 COURIER NEWS OO. H. W KAINE5. Publisher BARRT A. HAINE8, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Represented"*: Wallace Wiuner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUanU, Memphii. •ntered as second class matter at the post- office at BIytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- rreM, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Preat SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service ii maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50, miles. $6.50 per year »350 for six months, $2.00 for three mont.,:: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS For h« shall not much remember the d»y« •* kit We; because God answereth him in the Joy if u« heart. — EcclesUsles 5:26. * * * Here below is not the land of happiness; I know it now; it i« only the land of toil, and every joy which comes to us Is only to Strengthen us for some greater labor that is to sue- eeed. — Kchte. BARBS A* won u the golf season it over many a fotftc'l wilt will change from tat bitter to his better hatf. * ¥ * Tie tea* <rf rlehel ta in keeping it » «ecret, It jw're l««le* with relative*. * * * A compromise is when the whole family agrees to go to a vacation spot that dad didn't want to to to. » * * About half the men are fUtteren, a writer mjt. Irery time one marriw the number U cut. * # * Dad ic beginning to find out how much he has forgotten, now that Junior has homework again. Taking Care of Things The craftsman, the fellow who takes deep pride in the perfection of his workmanship, has become a relative rarity rn America. He is a casualty of the mass production era. And vanishing with him has been respect for the appearance and condition of physical property. It isn't unfair to say that one of the distinguishing marks of our industrial civilization is the careless scratch—on a new car, or TV set, or phonograph record, or freshly painted house wall, or whatever. In a day when new-products are deluging Americans in a mounting tide, owning something new sets no one apart. What takes near genius is to keep something looking new for more than a few days—or hours. Most everything costs more and more to buy, but is treated less and less as if it were worth it. One of the agonizing ironies is that industry has never put more stress on finishing, polishing and packaging its products for the consumer. A great selling point is made of all this. But five minutes after a product has gone out the retailer's door, it might as well as well be an old shoe. Sometimes the manhandling and mauling begins even earlier. The phonograph record makers says that technically they are producing the finest records ever. But in the retail shops and elsewhere, a high percentage of them are scuffed and scarred like old manhole covers. Chromium and bright paint are hallmarks of today's automobiles. But put the new wagon in the hands of the service boys and watch what happens. Outfitted thoughtfully in scratchy belt buckles, projecting metal pencil clasps and other weapons, they lean against your car to see "what's wrong." Many a hobnailed mechanic's boot has done wonders to antique the finish of your shiny bumper. To invite movers, repair and service men into your home is often to court near disaster. Unless you nursemaid them at every step, your walls and floors and furniture may be gouged with some permanent calling cards. Some movers bang furniture around like secondhand lumber. But it's not just the tradesman who it at fault. The ordinary citizen is just about as bad, when it's not his property that's involved. Cars parked on the street seem to be public benches. The passenger in : a public conveyance often thinks it's all right to use a nearby seat as a footrest. In fact, dirty footprints everywhere are another mark of the age. Blanket indictments are risky. But many of u« are getting pretty calloun and indifferent about our care of physi- \ cal things — whether ours or »omeon« else's. lt'» tim*. we turned away from this crudity and began showing real responsibility toward the material possessions we Americans profess to b« so proud of. A New Look at Old Age As the American population ages steadily, it becomes more and more ob- vi'ous that new attitudes toward our older citizens are needed. The standard, arbitrary 65-year-old retirement common to industry may well be outmoded. Much evidence exists that many men have a lot of useful years beyond that artificial deadline. The manppwer shortages of World War II drew many oldsters into the labor pool and disclosed sometimes amazing skills. The example of top world leaders like Churchill, Adenauer, De Gasped and others — all men who lived or are living into and beyond the upper 70's—is impressive. Scientists at the University of Chicago have begun a new study to figure out a more sensible way to measure age than mere birthdays. They figure there should be some way of crediting men for the degree of maturity they show, especially if their skills or talents are still sharp in later years. On the other hand, some people wear out physically and emotionally at a much earlier time, and in fairness they ought to be retired accordingly. This is a worth-whole study. Its results deserve to be applied earnestly. If they are not, we may find ourselves wasting the great resources of our elderly citizens. VIEWS OF OTHERS He III Serves His Race No greater disservice to the cause of good race relations in South Carolina have been done than WM accomplished by the statement of a Negro attorney that "once the two races are integrated, inter-marriage is the natural consequence". The statement was made at Orangeburg by Albert A. Kennedy of Columbia, who graduated at the South Carolina State College for Negroes in 1951 and who was described in press dispatches as state counselor for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Kennedy's statement 1 was reckless and Inflammatory. It was founded on a false premise and extended to an erroneous conclusion. "I was an ex-soldier and during the war I saw countries where there were no Negroes," he said. "Relationships were carried on between two parties concerned and if two people wanted to carry on it WBJS their business." Kennedy could have been referring to England, France and Germany where the retreating wavea of American Negro soldiers left uncounted thousands of illegitimate babies of mixed blood to be cared for by their White mothers or the state. Morals of camp followers are notoriously low. They are reputed extraordinarily so in some European coutries. Little distinction is made there between Black and White, the main consideration being payment received, If the morals of European camp followers are low, the same may be said of those who took advantage of the situation, whether they be Negro or White. "Intermingling can't be regulated by the state," Kennedy said further. The answer is the miscegenation, marriage of Negroes to Whites, IS controlled by law in South Carolina and most, states of the nation. No marriage license may be issued to participants in such a proposed union., no minister or official can perform a marriage ceremony for them, they cannot live together as man and wife. If the parties to such a marriage manage to evade the legal restricions, they face prosecution In the courts. It is difficult to see how the state could more rigidly "regulate" intermingling. Kennedy is confusing integration with the lowest form of promiscuity. The Supreme Court has ruled that it is unconstitutional to segregate children in public schools. This is a step toward integration. The Supreme Court has not ruled, nor will it ever rule, that it is unconstitutional for a state to prohibit marriage between persons of different races to produce, resultingly, half-breeds. No law can prevent nor touch, except in retribution, those of opposite races who wish to contract a relationship outside all law and all accepted codes of moral conduct. The races have been "intergrated" in the North since the Civil War, There has been some "intermingling" of the races there, but it has been insignificant. It will be even more so in the South if, indeed, it will occur at all. It certainly will not afflict respectable White or Negro families. . Kennedy has harmed his race. He has touched the open sore, the unreasoning and unreasonable fear that has inflamed normally rational people and turned some of them to hate of the Negroes who live among us. —Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY I do not think It possible for relations between governments to be hot one day, cool the next and medium after that. — Dean Acheson, ex-secretary of state, comments on the Spirit of Geneva. * # ¥ I understand that Leonard Hall (GOP chairman) Is having a conniption fit over what I said at French Lick (Ind). A stuck pig alway* iHjuenls. — Ex-President Truman. Only Ike Con Pull the Rug From Under Him i Peter tdson's Washington Column — Booze Replaced by Ginger Ale At Envoy's Baseball Shin Dig WASHINGTON -(NEA)— Color ful Nicaraguan Ambassador Se villa-Sacasa threw probably the only party in the history of Washington society at which there was more ginger ale than booze con sumed. It was a noon reception for the Washington Senators basebal team. But because they had t game that night they couldn't drink. The Ambassador is the town's most ardent baseball fan. and in addition to wanting to bolster the team's sagging, seventh-place spirits, he was anxious for his four sons to meet the team. It was a terrific party, and even though the team couldn't drink, they made it up by eating double portions of turkey, chicken, ham, potato salad and French pastry. That night the Senators lost to the Chicago White Sox and committed four errors. Next morning manager Chuck Dressen called the Ambassador to assure him that the guacamole salad, also served to the team, had nothing to do with the loss. "Just one of those nights when we were said. The Boston Red Sox, by the way, will win the American League pennant race, was Seville-Sacasa's risky prediction. And the Ambas| sador confidently predicted that the " Dodgers will take the series. The tone of men's fashions here will generally sag when Pakistan Ambassador Syed Amjad All goes back home. He'll take with him his fabulous collection of about two dozen Jewel-encrusted vests. At his last farewell party he sported bis favorite white brocade job which is trimmed with blue silk and has white diamonds for buttons. The young cocktail set in George- all thumbs," Dressen its own. When a demure, college- bred government girl pouts, "He's such a grunt," she's referring to some poor jerk who^ left a party before three in the ' norning and didn't have the sense to wear a gray flannel suit. Here are other words from their banter with translations: ' Shot: A can of beer. Shop: Someone's house or apartment. Tweed: The ideal guy equipped with striped tie, vest and foreign car. Groan: Much the same as grunt Bath house: Home with a swimming pool. To crank up; To awaken someone who passed out the night before. A new Republican official came into the Department of Agriculture recently. At nine o'clock in the morning he was assigned a secretary, a married woman whose husband also works for the government. At 2:30 in the afternoon the secretary told her new boss that she would have to ask for sick leave and go home. "So that's the way the government works," thought the new; bureaucrat. Later he learned his; secretary was going to haVe a '• baby. Now the new official's col-i eagues are telling him that none : of his Democratic predecessors in' office ever got things done so fast. The neighbors love it when the Inter-American Defense Board throws a garden party at its headquarters. Residents of the apartment building which borders the Board's formal garden take full advantage of their ringside seat. Other night they had a top show at a reception for new board chairman Vice Adm. E. T. Wooldrige and his wife. The Navy was in its town is developing a new lingo all j white formals, and the Latin- American officers and their wives were as colorful as only they can be. The champagne flowed. The long buffet sagged under turkeys, hams roast beef, fancy salads and bowls of shrimp. One of the apartment spectators, skipping the formality below by wearing only his underwear munched on what looked like a salami on pumpernickel while he drank beer out of a bottle. When a garden party guest shouted up asking how he liked the party, he yelled back: "It's the only thing that keep: me irom the fights on TV." Washington almost lost its title as the cocktail capital of the world to Chicago a couple of weeks ago, To open its big "Powerama" General Motors originally planned to have 25,000 special guests at huge reception. It probably would have been history's biggest cock tail party. The drinking part was called off however, when the Chicago Park Board ruled that no liquor could be served on its grounds where the big show was located. Famed American fashion designer Hannah Troy sat next to French Minister Pierre Millet an evening ago as the town's society dames were given a preview of the new dresses they would be able to buy for the winter. The designer noted that Millet applauded enthusiastically for several of the Italian creations and sat on his hands when a couple of French Dior numbers were paraded by. When asked about this seeming disloyalty to the dresses from his own country, he replied: "My dear Hannah, haven't you heard? The cold wa r is over. Everyone loves everyone else, even in the dress business." the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service Bj EDWIN t. JORDAN, M.D. Blind fear is not the proper attitude to take toward any disease. This, however, is the frame of mind taken by one reader who said, "every time I see a dog or animal I get scared about rabies. How can you get this disease? How long does the germ live on the outside if dropped someplace from clothing?" Rabies or hydrophobia is quired only by the entrance into a wound of saliva containing the responsible virus. The wound must have been inflicted by an animal who is, itself, rabid. In other words, indirect exposure from contaminated objects is of no importance because the virus dies so easily in the atmosphere: a bite by an animal which is not itself rabid will also not cause hydrophobia. There are, however, some Important things to consider about. rabies. It is an old disease and a terrible one. Over the years, it has been responsible lor many tiealths; it can be eliminated. From the practical standpoint, dogs are the most important carriers of the rabies virus. It can • fflict cats as well and is quite common among some wild animals, particularly foxes. If It can be eliminated from dogs, however, the danger to human beings falls to practically nothing. This has been done in certain ureas, notably In Scandinavian countries, and the British Isles and has been kept out by rigid quarantine regulations. In North America the most Important measures of rabies control are limed >t dogs. It has been found, for example, that dogj can he effectively vaccinated against rablea ind this should be done and Is, in fact, required in many communities. II there is any real outbreak of the disease all the dogs should be given this vaccine and stray dogs should be gathered up and either vaccinated and returned to their owners If claimed, or destroyed humanely. The third recommended point in the control of rabies, is to reduce any excessive numbers of wild carriers, particularly foxes, if" they have become too common in particular area. These measures have not been followed to the point where rabies has been eliminated in the United States or Canada, but they could be. It is important to do this because the disease in human beings is so serious, even though all of those who »re bitten by rabid animals do not get hydrophobia. The reason for the latter fact is that the virus must be present In the saliva of the biting animal and apparently this is not always the cue. If a person has been unfortunate enough to be bitten by an animal, wh»t then? The first step Is to Identify the animal which has done the biting so that it c«n be found by the authorities «nd examined for the presence of rabies. The second step is to seek medical advice without delay. There have been some changes in recent years on what Is believed to be the best treatment but it always includei dealing of UH of wound and sometimes the use of an Immune lerum, or * vtccine. or both. Of course, If the animal does not have rabies preventttlve treatment M UM bitten person li not nec- essary. But if the animal cannot be lound, what is the doctor to do? It is for this reason that it is so important to find the offending animal. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Declarer Loses To Top Defense By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Today's hand probably should have been passed out, but aggressive players hate to pass if there is any excuse for bidding. As a result, the South hand usually wound up at NORTH * 1072 VAJ53 • AJ6 *Q63 WEST * A3 VK974 • 9?32 + J92 EAST 4 J865 «KQ4 4A875 SOUTH (D) South Pass 14 ¥1082 • 1089 *K104 North-South vul. Wot North Eait Pass 1 4 Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—» a contract of one spade when this hand was dealt out at t recent tournament. The chief Interest of the hand lay in the play. The defenders got the most out ol their cards by allowing frs/une Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By EHSKINE JOHNSON NEA SUf Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) —Hollywood on TV: Jackie Cooper won a special Oscar as a movie juvenile and now he deserves another one— for proving that an ex-kid star can make 'the grade as a triple-A actor. Slick emoting in scores of TV dramas and in the road company of "Mr. Roberts" won 33-year-old Jackie, who started acting at 3, his own telefilm series, "The People's Choice," due on NBC this fall. BUT THE ONCE FAMOUS Jackie wasn't anybody's choice for success when he was tossed back on the Hollywood beach after service in World War II. He played in a couple of cheap B movies "because my agents said I had to keep rny name alive," and then, Jackie told me: "I left Hollywood because I had nothing to offer motion pictures. Movie makers don't train kid ac- ton. They just let them outgrow their cuteness. Then they trade them in for new models. Iwas an old • model headed for the Junk declarer to "break" new suits. When each player at the table has an honor in a suit, the side that leads the suit first often loses a trick by doing so. In these situations it usually pays to get out of your hand safely when you win a trick, thus leaving it up to the other side to make the first move in a new suit. West opened the deuce of diamonds, dummy played low, and East .won with the queen. East couldn't afford to return .a .diamond, but his trump return looked fairly safe. South might have played a low trump at the second trick, but he decided to postpone a finesse against the jack of spades. Hence he put ap the king of spades and lost to the ace. This was unlucky for South, but it's hard to blame him. East would have led a trump from almost any holding, and he might well have been leading from the ace. West led another diamond, declarer played low again from the dummy, and East won with the king. It wasn't necessary now to lead another trump, for East could return a diamond safely to dummy's ace. Declarer now led a club from dummy and finessed the ten to West's jack. West got out with a club to East's ace, and East led a third club to force South once more (o break a new suit. South tried the hearts next, and easily managed to lose two tricks in that suit, although a fortunate guess would have saved him one trick. South eventually lost a second trump trick also, thus losing two tricks in each suit. The penalty if 200 points gave the defenders a very fine score. They had earned it by the simple device of making declarer do all the work and take all the guesses. Q—The bidding has been' West North East South 1 Heart 1 Spade Pass ? You, South, hold: AK853 VQ754 4K72 +Q 4 What do you do? A—Bid two spades. With 10 points, four trumps and a dou- blcton you can afford to make this bid. If your partner had maximum values for his overcaUI. your side may have & rune. The contract should be quite safe even If he had t minimum over- etU. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 4K853 VQ754 *K72 AA4 What do you do? Antwer Tomorrow yard even before the war. So I left Hollywood to learn my trade." That was in 1948. First it waa summer stock plays, then New York drama classes, and a Broadway play, "Magnolia Alley," in which Jackie invested ?15,QQO of his movie money "so I could gel; on the stage." The play was a flop but Jackie's performance won him wonderful reviews. Then came television, one- night stands of "Mr. Roberts," and a star was reborn. Says Jackie now: "I refused to lose confidence in myself. I was lucky I could prove it. My mother was a prudent woman and wisely invested the money I made as a kid. It wasn't financial struggle. It was a personal battle." Back-to-school dialogue anticipated by Alan Wilson since little Gloria Lockerman won $16,000 on the $64,000 Question": Teacher: "Johnny, please mpell apple." Johnny: "For how much?" That Annie Oakley doll. Gall Davis, is a dudin' up for ofi-screen appearance. But a fancy new formal she ordered- from designer David Barr will have a western motif, and won't shock her kiddie fans. She told Barr: "Make sure the neckline doetn't go too far that-a-way." Wayne Morris, the "Kid Galahad" lad who walked away from movie stardom before Pearl Harbor to become a Navy fighter pilot, is plotting a TV series titled "Neighborhood Cop." The first film rolls in October when he returns from London and his fourth British movie in 18 months, "The Dynamiters." Since 1946 Wayne ha* been working an avocado ranch near San Diego. Calif., corrfmunting to movietown for occasional films. Comes Now The battle of the Daniel Boones. On home screens, that is, Bruce Bennett just completed a "Daniel Boone" pilot telefilm for Producer Al Gannaway. Mickey Rooney'i telefilm company has another one. CBS is considering R Boone series. There's no rest for the west on the picture tubes. Rod Cameron gets a crack at Easy Street with his new money and percentage deal for his new "State Trooper" telefilms. The series replaces "City Detective" on Rod's schedule . . . Michael Rennie and TV's Climax producers are talking about an hour version of "Mayerling" . . . Joan Caulfield's favorite hairdresser during the "My Favorite Husband" teleshow. Flo A very, followed her back to the movies for "The Rains of Ranchipu,' 1 Joan's first film since "The Petty Girl" four years ago . . . Helga Moray, ex-wife of veteran movie director Tay Garnett, has leaped Into TV In London as one of the panel members on "Who Said That?" 75 Years Ago In Blytheyillt Harold Rosenthal left last night for New York City where he will attend Ethel Traphagen School ol Design this year. Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Molt of War-, rensburg. Mo., and Mr. and Mrs. Scott Rowland of Hanibla, Mo., returned home Friday after a visit with Mr. and Mrs. George Cross, -Mrs. J. M. Vivian and Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Houchins. Mrs. Rowland was before her marriage Miss Margaret Mott. The Mott's formerly lived here. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Williams or Philadelphia, Perm., are visiting Mrs. Williams' sister, Mrs. Homer Fisher, and family. Dr. and Mrs. Paul Tipton are in Oxford, Miss., today for the football game between Union University and Ole Miss. Their son Dick is a member of the Union team. Planetarium ACROSS DOWN 1 Remotest 1 Dress, as planet in solar feathers system 2 Lease tenant 6 Lucifer of 3 Articulates Hesperus 4 Bind U Comets 5 Soviet city from earthly 6 Wines <Fr.) observation 7 Is (Latin) 13 Term used in 8 Kind of oil Answer to Previous Puzzl* c o H, M * E £ * V ft •t • * 1 t N * U e <» A U C c T * \ + J* N L B U ''<?' 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