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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 2, 1954
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BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COOTIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER t, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS XKB OOURXKR NXWS CO. H. W HAINKi, PubluJMr HARRY A. HAINEft, Assistant Publish* A. A. FREDRICK9ON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Man*g« 86U National AdTertising RepreaentatiTet: Witmtr Co, N*« Tork. Chicago, Dttrolt Atlanta. Memphis. Kntered a* second class nutter at th« port- Office at Blytherille, Arkansa*. under act of Con- October §, 1»17. Member of Tht Associated Prea§ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in ttit city of Blytherllle or any aubtrbaa town whero carrier aerricr to maintained, 23e per week. By mail, within a radius of 96 miles, 15.00 per y»ar, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mik ion«. $12.50 per year payable IE adrance. Meditations As he loved cursing:, to let it come unto him: at he delighted not in blessing:, so let it be far from him. — Psalms 109:17. Blessings star forth for ever; but a curse Is like a cloud — it passes. — P. J. Bailey. Barbs Being interested picks up a lot more friends than trying to be interesting. * * * We've seen some outlandish!? fancy belts that should be used jost below where teen-age youths are wearing: them. * * * We'd have cleaner public parks if the theory of so many picknickers wasn't every little bit heltjs. * * # You'd be surprised it you knew how many eouples yet along- fine because the wife ha* a will of their own. * * # Before the automatic gadgets were added to ; autos most teen-age youths started shifting for themselves as soon as the old gent let them use the car. Baseless Complaint Few congressional inquiries in recent years have gained such an unfriendly press as did Representative Reece's investigation of the tax-exempt foundations. It was to be expected that the Tennessee congressman would be resentful, and he has not disappointed his public. Exhibiting exactly the sort of reasoning which made his investigation such a fiasco, Reece now suggests that Congress look into, "the source and nature of the pressure which is behind the terrific attack" on his committee. He lodges specific complaints against three of the nation's leading newspapers, and declares or implies shortcomings on the part of all other journals which dared to criticize the conduct of the investigation. Says Reece: "The attitude of the committee and of its staff and the occurrences at the hearings have been deliberately misrepresented to the public with such obviously intended malice that no explanation seems rational but that the power of some of the major foundations and their sycophants is truly great." Let's be clear about what he is saying. He is saying that a goodly share of American newspapers have been influenced by powerful foundations to tell deliberate lies about the conduct of his inquiry. Reece offers no proof either that such influence was tried or that it succeeded. Nor does he demonstrate wherein any newspapers he assailed have a high reputation for accuracy in news coverage. The committee chairman seems determined to avoid the real explanation for the unfavorable press reaction to the foundation inquiry: That the proceedings simply were reprehensible and deserved the fullest condemnation. His committee staff announcer a set of conclusions hostile to the foundations even before public hearings were begun. Then, after listening to a parade of dubiously qualified witnesses attack the foundations, he declared the public sessions closed without testimony from the organizations themselves. They were invited to submit written statements—hardly a fair match for the give-and-take of public testimony. If there is any misrepresentation in this. Reece has failed to show it If there is any fairness in it, he has also failed to demonstrate. He not only complained about the newspapers but about th« "endless interruptions" of Democratic Representative Hays of Ohio. To those who watched carefully the progresi of thii investigation, it •eemt only that Mr. Hayi did not interrupt •nough. This was a useless, shallow inquiry managed for purely political purposes. It should never have been undertaken. VIEWS OH OTHERS Long And Short Of It For several summers now some of the braver among the men hearabouts have ventured to appear on the down-town streets in shorts. This year there seems to be more of such hardy souls about than ever before—and their fellow males of the vast majority continue to look at them askance. There is * good reason for the dubious stares that males In shorts encounters. Invariably the shorts are worn with regulation socks and shoes, and the ensemble looks taintly indecent—just as a woman would in shorts if she wore stockings. The trouble is that men seeking to bring short* into vogue for themselves hove gone about the business with a typical masculine directness. They want to wear shorts—okay, so they simply don them. This reform, even though it is entirely sensible, cannot be accomplished quite so bluntly. A little finesse is needed, as it is with most great reforms. In this the men could take a tip from -the women, who laid the proper groundwork before taking the ultimate step. The first thing tkey did was to leave off their stockings. The bare-legged mode was sensational when it first came in some years ago. so much so that various cosmetic preparations came on the market by which women could disgise the fact that they were wearing no hose. Gradually, however, the manufacturers of this stuff had to go out of business. Bare legs became accepted as a matter of course and, even undisguised, attracted no attention beyond that which a shapely calf and ankle always commands. Next came the matter of shoes. They could not be eliminated completely like stockings for reasons of comfort and sanitation. But they were gradually reduced to a sole and a couple of straps or so. With this accomplished—with legs bare from the hem down and feet nearly so—it was a small matter to add another 12 inches to the exposed area by replacing skirts with shorts. So deftly did 'the women work their way up to shorts that the verdict now is practically unanimous that on them it looks good. A change to shorts is far less revolutionary from trousers than from skirts. Yet if men-hope to achieve this reform they will have to do it by stages as the women did. This summer would be none too soon for them to start going to shops and offices sockless. By next year the shift from oxfords to sandals could be made. And then with this stage reached, it might be possible to hike trouser cuffs from ankle to knee by 1956 without causing much of a ripple.—Port Myers (Fla) News-Press. Political Arguments One of the best outcomes to a political argument we ever heard came in a tnree-way discussion the other day. One of our friends was holding a forth at frenzied pitch about how noble was one candidate and ho\y low the other. Our other friend asked calmly: "Do you know either of the two gentlemen?" That flustered the other. He admitted he hadn't ever set eyes on either. The second friend calmly recited a long period of acquaintanceship with the "low" candidate and modestly admitted to having known the other pretty well for a number of years. "And neither has horns," he concluded. That ended the argument. That's typical of how some people talk politics. They accept as gospel all the bad that is said about one and tie onto all the good things that are said about the other. We suppose there won't be any great calamity if our man doesn't win. But we think he should and we have our own reasons for thinking so. Those reasons are bound up in what kind of man our favorite is with full knowledge that he doesn't wear wings. Those reasons also involve botn me good and bad points about his opponent. We are the first to admit that he doesn't wear horns. At least not very big ones.—Sherman (Tex.) Democrat. Hot Weather Rampage In more ways than the heat, Nature is spelled with a capital N these days. Dogs howl all night at the moon, birds chirp at dawn and are grateful for even a sip of the scarce water, wasps are busy and dirt daubers are busier. Ants have a new hill every time you go out of doors, and mosquitoes appear ,as do flies, in spite of the for machine. In snort, hot weather causes all our crittres in this climate to go on a rampage of emotion and multiplication. And the result is somewhat disgusting to us human beings.—Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Doing It the Hard Way Peter fc/son's Washington Column — Collectors Item: Ikes Doodling; Candidacy Was TLaughing Matter WASHINGTON—(NEA)— At one of the last National Security Council meetings in the White House- before the members went scurry- • ing out of town on vacations— ' President Eisenhower doodled a little sketch of Vice President Nixon, while a series of reports were being read. When the meeting ended, an NSC staff member who had observed this business made a beeline for the paper on which Ike had made this pencil sketch of the V. P. But Defense Secretary "Yeah," said Sam. "I hear de folks laughin' 'bout it." Rep. Arthur Younger (R., Calif.) who comes from the town of San Mateo, south of San Francisco, thinks cityfolks are not getting enough attention. That's why he introduced his bill to create a nexv government "Department of Urbi- culture" at Cabinet level. "Around 70 per cent of our people live in urban . communities," explains Representative Younger, "and it's time we were doing sci- Charles Wilson, who has his eye , entific research and study on their on the same thing and with the economic problems." His bill same idea, got there first. j would create a secretary of urbi- 'Tll take care of this," Secre- culture, also an undersecretary tary Wilson told the young man with a grin. He placed it carefully in his pocket and took it home. Not even his own staff members got a chance to have copies made. James L. Murphy, national chairman of the Citizens for Eisenhower, is a Californian now, but he came originally from Arkansas where he and his ancestors were all practicing Democrats. He tells one story about a self- made Arkansas hillbilly from the town of Bauxite, near the Murphy ancestral home. This man went to Little Rock, studied law at night and finally got «ie idea he'd run for governor. In his campaign, he •naturally came back to Bauxite. There he encountered Sam, an old darky he had known in his boyhood and asked him if he had heard that a former Bauxite boy was now running for the governorship? and four assistant secretaries of urbiculture. What they would do would be up to the president, by transferring functions of their agencies. Representative Younger chose the word "urbiculture" because he says he couldn't find any other ready-made word in the dictionary to fit. Sterling Roberts, Federal Housing Administration director for Tennessee with headquarters in Memphis, has reported to Washington on one of the more unique problems faced by FHA inspectors in the field. A woman in a public housing unit called .Roberts recently and complained that every time she flushed the commode, the doorbell rang. She wanted something done about it right away. Roberts and an inspector rushed over, and while the inspector flush- ed, the doubting director stood by the doorbell. But sure enough, i rang automatically. Inspection of the wiring revealed that insulation on one of the doorbell wires had been scraped off where the wire crossed the bathroom water line. Vibration of the plumbing made a contact that rang the bell every time the water flowed through the pipe. Even when Congress orders the killing of a big government agency, it doesn't mean that all its employes are automatically removed from the federal payroll. Take the case of Reconstruction Finance Corp. Last June 30 when it officially was closed down, RFC had 1,060 employes. The number is now down to 300 and by Dec. 31 it will be down to 200. But they'll be working for the Treasury then, carrying on the liquidation. Three hundred former RFC em- ployes have been transferred to the new Federal Facilities Corp. which will carry on the former RFC rubber and tin production programs until their facilities are disposed of. and to General Services Administration which will carry on the abaca fiber production in Central America. Another 75 RFC employes have merely moved over to Small Business Administration to carry on the disaster loan program. Perhaps 25 more will go to other agencies working on former RFC functions. But all RFC field offices have been closed. It's that liquidated, anyhow. Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD the Doctor Says— Written for N'EA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. SO THEY SAY Small children appear to get comfort from sleeping with a stuffed animal or some other object of affection but it is probably best for the object not to be alive Q—I have a nephew and niece nine and seven years old who take the cat to bed with them every night. Do you think it is safe for a child to sleep with a dog or cat? Mrs. M. C. A—Cats and dogs can carry some diseases which children can acquire. I believe it is much better for chilren not to sleep with a cat or dog for this reason even if there were no others. Q—Our baby was born with an incomplete enclosure of the spine called spina bifida. Will you discuss this? Mrs. G. A—This falls in the class of what are called congenital defects- or inborn abnormalities. In mild cases the defect can sometimes be repaired by surgery but in severe ones little or nothing can be done and the outlook for life is not too good. , sometimes beats as fast as 280 beats per minute. She appears to be healthy and eats well. What do you- think her chances are? Mrs. C. T. A—You do not say whether your little daughter's heart continues to beat as rapidly as it did when she was two months old. Certainly she should be observed by a physician but what causes the extreme rapidity of the heart rate is rather puzzling. If she no longer has this one would expect her chances for health to be good. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service An Exception for Third Hand High The point of today's hand is very simple, but an experienced player missed it when the hand was actually played. West opened the five of hearts, and East won the first trick with HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — I went to a movie the other night and I got so mad I could hardly finish my bag of popcorn. There it was on the screen again. A husband and wife were at the parting of the ways. An obnoxious little offspring followed her daddy to the door, tugging at his coattails. Then the little kid started to whimper and finally she said it: "Daddy, dear, why are you mad at mommy?" Daddy replied, "Some day, dear, when you grow up, you'll understand." Just once I wanted to hear the husband say: "Because your mother I* a stupid jerk." But he didn't say it. He never does. And it makes me mad. And I don't enjoy my popcorn. I was still mad the next day when I met Director Byron Haskins and we got to talking about movie corn and cliches, bromides nd banalities, I was declaring war on them, I told Haskins, and in the future he agreed that none of these situations would be found in the moves he directs: 1. The situation in which the only hope of saving the poor little irl suddenly stricken with a dread disease is to sober up the drunken old doctor. "If you see that in my picture," said Haskins, "I will have the stew-bum take one last shot of rye n the operating- room and prompt- y pass out cold." 2. The gnarled, crusty, heart-of- gold stage manager grabbing the eading lady on opening night and ending her on stage with the immortal words: "Little girl, dance tonight as ou've never danced before." I even made Haskins promise that he wouldn't even permit her o receive a telegram as she is waiting in the wings for her cue, dear little at death's door, back home in Mudpuddle, Iowa. 3. The district attorney facing a couple of pot-bellied politicians across his desk and solemnly saying: "Wait'll the governor hears about this." 4. The detective saying: "This is the break I've been waiting: for. This will crack the case wide open." 5. The nasty heroine saying: "Okay, say it—I'm no good." 8. The wagon train, caught in Box Canyon, with thousands of, screaming Indians playing ring around the rosy and the Texas Rangers suddenly appearing from out of nowhere to save the pioneers. The next time such a scene appears in a film script, Haskins agreed, he will cut from the menaced wagon train to the Texas 1 Rangers playing gin rummy and' then cut back to the Indians scalping the pioneers. 7. The romantic fadeout, with"the boy and girl, holding hands, tenderly facing the sunset. Can't the boy burp, or something? 8. The hero saying: "Now listen, baby. I'm right for' you, see. And no jerk of a boy friend is going to change my' mind." 9. Gangsters with hearts of gold.' 10. Tough chorus girls with hearts of gold. 11. Hearts of gold. Something has to be done, too, about indicating the passage of time. Please, "let's have no more shots of: An empty ash tray and in the next scene the Same tray crammed with cigaret butts. The wind blowing the pages off a calendar. A leafy tree and the same tree, bare against the snowy blanket' of winter. But most of all I want to hear that line: "Because your mother is a stupid jerk." elling her that her is wavering 75 years Ago In Blythcvillt City slickers were outlawed Saturday night when gingham clad girls and overall clad boys danced at the "shin dig" given at the B. A. Lynch barn on the Barfield Road by Miss Martha Ann Lynch, Miss Patty Shane, Miss Mary Spain Usrey and Miss Virginia Martin. O'Dell Sanders of Macon, Miss., has returned to his home after having spent the weekend here as guest of Miss Mary Spain Usrey and her mother, Mrs. M. 0. Usrey; Now showing at the Ritz: Irene Dunne and Charles Boyer in "When Tomorrow Comes." L/TU£ L/2 9-2 the ace of spades and one ruff, but they couldn't win another trick. Declarer therefore easily made his :ontract. Now let's go back to the first trick and examine the opening lead of the five of hearts. If West happens to be leading low from the king, it can do East no harm to play the ten of hearts at the irst trick. South cannot have a singleton king of hearts, since West would not lead the five of nearts from such a holding as 6-5-3-2. It can therefore cost noth- ng to give up the first trick to South's king. Note the difference in the out- I m ° m ? nt you ,,f J . to ^troduce your come. If East plays the ten of ™ fe _ to an . old fnend and suddenly at the first trick. South Maybe the reason there are so many kids on the streets at night is they're afraid to stay home clone. <s> NEA * THE HUMAN BRAIN, we are told, starts working the instant you are born and never stops until the hearts wins with the king. He then leads a trump towards the dummy and ast captures dummy's king with he ace of spades. East continues by casning the ace and queen of hearts, thus get- ing two natural heart tricks in addition to the ace of spades. When East finally leads his last eart, West is sure to win a trick with the ten of spades. If South uffs low, West can overruff im- nediately; and if South ruffs high, he ten of spades will eventually e tne nigh trump. discover that you cannot remember either of their first names. — Mattoon (HI.) Journal-Gazette. DETECTIVE: "You're looking for your cashier? Is he tall or short?" BANKER: "Botn.* 1 — Carlsbad (N. M. ) Current-Argus. IT LOOKS as thougri all of the parking spaces on Easy Street are taken. — Greensboro (Ga.) Herald-Journal. Q—In discussing children who grate their teeth you did not mention worms as a possible cause. In my daughter's case this happened. Mrs. A. T. A—I see no reason why this might not be added to the list of possible causes of nervousness in children who grate their teeth. McCarthy and religion are too controversial for barbershops. — Barber Vernon L. Rose. * * * As the shadows lengthen over my years, my confidence, my hopes and dreams for my countrymen are undimmed. — Former President Hoover. * * * The thing about McCarthy that bothers me is his disrespect for due process of law. TV Report? «r Edward R. Murrow. * * * That sort of censorship (of comic books and magazines) reminds me of the day when Hitler burned the books. — Magazine executivt Gordon Dick. Q—My six-year-old son has one undescended testicle. Our doctor gave him injections last summer without success. Now he recommends an operation. What do you think? M. M. A—The injections of hormones commonly used in the attempt to bring down an undescended testicle are successful in only about one-quarter of the cases. When this fails an operation before the time of puberty (about 12) is considered advisable. In those cases where both testicles are undescended treatment is of even more importance, and should be attempted early. There is some debate as to just what age is best but probably somewhere between three and five is about right. Q—My two-and-one-half-year old daughter developed a rapid heart when she was two months old. It Q—My 10-year-old daughter has developed an inferiority complex because of the excessive dark hair on her arms. She says the boys tease her about it. Mrs. J. k. A—At that age I should think that bleaching the hair would be best and helping your daughter to ignore the taunts of the little boys who are likely to continue if they feel it gets her goat. Q—I am terribly concerned because my " daughter of five eats nothing and has not eaten anything worthy of note for the past three years. She is healthy looking and weighs about 41 pounds. I am most worried about it. Mrs. F. T. A—Both the little girl's healthy appearance and her weight would suggest that she is eating better than you think she Is. Her healthfulness and your concern about r eating are hard to reconcile. Perhaps the problem will be solved foi both of you when she goes to school or kindergarten. WEST 4 1034 ¥53 + K9754 + 976 NORTH t 4K2 VJ987 4 J32 4Q1052 EAST 4A3 VAQ104 * Q1036 4343 SOUTH (D) 4QJ9765 VK62 South 1* 3* 44 4>AKJ East-West vuL West North Pass 1 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass cning lead—V 5 Cart Pass Pass Pass the ace. This looked like the standard play, on the principle of "third hand high." Actually, East should finesse the ten of hearts at the first trick instead of winning with the ace. After winning the first trick with the ace of hearts, Bast returnfid a low heart. Declarer, reading the situation correctly, played the six of hearts at the second trick and won in dummy with the eight. South next entered his hand with the ace of diamonds in order to lead a trump toward dummy's king. East won with the ace of spades and led a third heart, thus giving his partner a ruff. The defenders thus took tbe ace of hearts, Animal Antics Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Large, shaggy- haired mammal 5 Feline creature 8 Carnivorous mammal 12 Gaehc 65 Abstract being 66 Communists DOWN 1 Signalling device 2 Great Lake 3 Requests 4 Staggers 5 Fondles reluctance 17 Bread spread 18 Man's name 20 Victims of leprosy 22 Elders (ab.) 23 Station (ab.) 24 Noted initials 27 Peer Gynt's mother 29 Get up 33 Ever (contr.) 34 Tidings 36 Small draft 37 Mutilate 39 Soothsayer 41 Boundary (comb, form] 42 European ermine 44 Capuchin monkey 45 Louse egg 46 Short-napped fabric 48 Land parcel 50 Rodent 53 Kind of type 57 Ellipsoidal 58 Egg (comb, form.) 60 Brazilian state Cl Remove 162 Operated 63 Chilled 64 Goddess of 9 Small island 10 Heavy blow 11 Beginners 19 Persia 21 Greek letter 24 Dress edges 25 Chair 26 Group of singers 30 Important metal 31 Hindu garment 32 Exude 35 Fur-bearinf American ungulate 50 Was borne 51 Asseverate 52 East Indian island animals (two 54 Openwork words) fabric 38 Taws 55 Angered 40 Tumult 56 Vulgar fellows 43 Oriental porgy 59 Mover's truck F r 37 sr F F w r 17 HO 10 30 $•

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