The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 26, 1955 · Page 7
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 26, 1955
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FAGt EIGHT BLTTVETILLK (ABC)' COCTflBR HTCWg MONDAT, SEPTEMBER N, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILL1 COURIER THE COURIER NRWS OO. H. W. HAINB8, Publisher BARRY A. HAINBS, Mitor, A6Sk*«H« FAOL D. HUMAN. Advertising Goto NaHon»l Advertising W»U»« Wltmer Co., New Tort, Chkteo. Atlanta, MemphM. Entered as second class m»tt«r at the port- office at Blytheville, Arkansa*. under act ol Con- tnu, October «, 1917. Member of The Associated Pren SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevill* or any niburban town where carrier service x maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, (6.50 p«r year $3.50 for six months, $2.00 for three monthi; by mail outside 50 mite zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS And h« charged them, saying, Thus shall y« d* in the fear of the Lord, faithfully, art with a perfect heart. — H Chronicles 19:9. * * * There are treasures laid ap In the heart — treasures of charity, piety, temperance, and soberness. These treasures a man takes with him beyond death, when he leaves this world. — Buddhist Scriptures. BARBS The hairdresser is one person always sure to •uffer from the lack of permanent work. * * * A j«dre called marriagt a loiter)'. That's the trouble with H—too many people want another «h*noe, * # •* It'» strange how many summer cabins have a place where mother can spend her whole vacation cooking. * * * Rcporta say thai It has been a rreat season *»r corn in Iowa. TV proframs have done okay, alx>. * * * Don't envy the fellow who has everything he wants. He hasn't much to look forward to. Business to the Rescue For a long time, many in the business eommunity complained that the government was doing too much for the average citizen in the way of welfare programs. They objected to the government's expansion into new fields. But a telling point in reply was made by th« late Russell Davenport, onetime magazine editor and associate of Wendell Willkie. He once declared that businessmen might have forestalled this expansion if they had taken the initiative themselves in welfare matters. It is extremely heartening to observe, therefore, that the country's business leaders have not been found wanting in their reponse to a great new national need—funds for our hard-pressed educational system. On the contrary, they have leaped into the critical breach with imagination and intelligence, and already are making an important contribution toward the preservation and growth of America's colleges. The plight of the colleges, particularly those which live on private endow- ifcent, is serious. Postwar inflation has rocketed their costs and lessened the purchasing power of their endowment income. Their traditional sources of new money, bequests from personal fortunes, have tended to dry up as heavy taxes blocked the further building of such accumulations. Some of our greatest institutions are numbered among these private schools. The crippling of their facilities, or of the ability of qualified students to attend them, would severly handicap America in its efforts to help advance the frontiers of knowledge. Government is an obvious source of funds, and indeed actually is allotting considerable amounts to U.S. colleges for research in special fields. • But the nation's top educators have feared further government support as probably signifying political control. In the interests of surviving and yet preserving academic freedom, they have appealed to the great corporations as the last potential source of plentiful funds. How well the business community has begun to respond is ably summarized in a recent article in the magazine Saturday Review, written by John W. Hill and Albert L. Avars, chairman and educational director, respectively, of a New York public relations firm. The authors point out that the size of the business contribution to colleges for research, general operations, scholarships and other purposes, has mounted steadily in the last few years and still is increasing. Best of all, a high proportion of the grants have been without strings, leaving th« ichoolf free to apcnd th« money M« Jtt. But cofteg* Mttk in MM M«t decade we nieMMred m tfc« bttlione, and annual basines* contributions now com* only to around $100 million. What our business leaders have started so weM they mutt greatly enlarge upon if America's coHeges are to match the country's growth and yet remain free. VIEWS OF OTHERS Truckers Not Always Careful The big transport-truck companies like to boast that their drivers are the safest and most courteous on the highways, and many of them are. Many, however, are not, as any person who spends much time in his automobile knows. The wreck Tuesday morning of a Greyhound bus on the Richmond Road was caused, witnesses asserted, by the reckless driving of a trailer truck, which did not stop after it had sideswiped the bus. One passenger was killed and 24 injured. The big trucks, many of them bearing the names of nationally known transport companies, consistently exceed the speed limits of 50 miles an hour during the day and 40 at night. They do not keep the required distance apart, they cut dangerously in and out of traffic, and they roar past other vehicles going downhill, only to hold up long strings of cars as they creep up the next hill. Although the bus involved in Tuesday's wreck was said to have been moving at a reasonable rate of speed, the big coaches frequently exceed the speed limits in an effort to maintain'the time schedules set for them. What is needed, and what apparently is the only way to cut down on the law violations by trucks and buses, as well, of course, as by other vehicles, is.stricter enforcement of the traffic laws and more consistent patrolling of the highways. Too often police let the big machines get by with violations that would land a passenger- car driver in court. That is neither fair nor conducive to highway safety. — Lexington (Ky.) Leader. Ebb And Flow In connection with the current migration of industry there's a question that probably never is going to be answered categorically. Since access to markets is a prime consideration in locating any plant, it's obvious that to some extent the migrating industries are following the Westward and Southward movements of population. On the other hand population gravitates toward jobs and employment flourishes in areas of heaviest industrial concentration. Therefore it isn't clear whether industry follows population or population follows industry. A further consideration in this connection is significant particularly in the South. Increasing mechanization has resulted in the displacement of a lot of Southern farm labor. To some extent this displaced farm labor has become migrant and drifted toward the industrialized Great Lakes and Middle Atlantic states. At the same time the presence of a growing reservoir of displaced farm labor in the rural areas of the South is attracting refugee Northern industries seeking to escape high wage costs. In this single instance, accordingly, there is an ebb and flow of population following industry In some cases and industry following population in others. — Oklahoma City Oklahoman. More Advice Needed Three pretty teen-age Canadian girl hitchhikers, arrived in New Orleans safe and sound, set out their rules for safety in ride-thumbing and then announced that they were going to live it up in some French restaurant here — "even if it costs $1 each." And now when the young ladies finish their New Orleans adventure, we hope they'll make another report on how they accomplished their local mission. For we're more interested In how to live it up for $1 in New Orleans than in learning how to hitchhike to Canada safely. — New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY When I was a kid I was satisfied with a small allowance. Nowadaj's the kids demand a guaranteed annual wage. — Comic Sam Levenson. * * * Our (U. S.) failure to condemn British and French colonialism in the United Nations haa cost us much friendship among the countries of Asia and Africa. — Rep. Alvln M. Bentlcy (R- Mich). * * * I'd rather go away Gloria, the undefeated champ, than Gloria, ttie foolish little girl who lost. — Gloria Lockerman, 12-year-old spelling wizard, takes $16,000 rather than try to double it. ¥ * * I'm so happy I'm almost crazy. I can see white shirts. I. can see the lights on my cigar stand. Look at these lights. Look, how big fmd beautiful they are. — William Francis, blind for 10 years, can see after being hit on head in auto accident. * * * When World Wnr n ended we »nd our allies recklessly and foolishly dismantled our irmed forces. The Soviet Union did not. I have always Mt that one of the main ctmset for the failure of peace has been the fact that we permitted this tragic gnp to develop. — Elder itatesman Bernard Barucli. "N-Nothing to B-Be Afraid Of-»S-See? It's Smiling!" Peter ft/son's Washington Co/urn Cotton Crop Is Best Example Of All Our Farm Surplus Woes WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Cot ton today offers one of ,the best examples of what nils American agriculture. There is a 23-milI ion-bale surplus staring the cotton trade; in the face. This is almost two years' supply. By the end of the year, it is expected the government's Commodity Credit Corporation — CC — will own outright more thi eight million bales of this surplus, or two-thirds of an average year's supply. The Department of Agriculture must therefore order a referendum vote of all cotton planters before Dec. 15. The question will be on whether to impose marketing quotas on the 1956 crop. , , Cotton planters have always voted overwhelmingly in favor of marketing quotas. They are expected to do so again this year. Assuming two-thirds or more of the planters vote "Yes," in this year's referendum, Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson will have to proclaim marketing controls on predetermined acreage allotments to produce not less than 10 million bales — the minimum crop established by law. In 1953 Total U.S. cotton land was 25 million acres. In 1954 it was 21 million acres. This year it has been 18 million acres. Yet on this 18 million acres, cotton raisers are this year producing an estimated 12.7 million bales, as compared to the 13 million bale: produced in 1953. This great increase is due to better fertilizers, insecticides and farming methods. They have increased production from 269 to 367 pounds per acre in five years The question which nobody wants to face up to is how much acreage would have to be cut to get production down closer to the level of cotton consumption? Ten million bales . could be produced on 14 million acres, at today's average yield. A "Yes" vote may also lead, erendum will of course mean that all cotton raisers must comply with the Secretary's quotas if they want government price supports. A 'Yes" vote may also lead, however, to pulling down the support price on cotton below BO per cent of parity. This is a provision of farm law. It specifies that as the actual supply of cotton goes up beyond reserve, set-aside requirements, the support price must go down percentagewise. This cut is not yet sure and It may not be for much if it comes. But every penny and point count. Some farm experts say that the best way to reduce the cotton supply is to cut the price by a cent, or even two or three cent£ a pound. This is of course resisted by nearly ah cotton planters and politicians. But Benson has hinted at getting the price down so that more of the U.S. surplus could be ex- ported at world prices, without a government subsidy. Even such stalwart cotton state senators as James b. Eastland o Mississippi are beginning to hedge a little on this theory. Their idea is that cotton support prices migh be adjusted so as to let the market price be a little, more flexible. They believe this would make cotton more competitive with the synthetic fibers and foreign cotton One suggestion for this adjustment Is to change the base grade for support prices from the present "Vs-inch middling- to one-inch middling. This would put a premium on the better grades. II might also cut down the production of the poorer grades. Another suggestion is to change the formula by which the reserve set-aside is determined. Due to a gimmicfe in the present law, it is forbidden to reduce the suppori price on' cotton till there is 103 per cent of the coming year's estimated demand for cotton in reserve. The new idea is to cut this to say 102 per cent, tr permit lower support prices. Cotton has always been a favored crop in American farm law Thus when other basic drops first won 90 per cent of parity as their support level during the war, cotton was put at 92'/2. This political favoritism is now being challenged because of the need to reduce the huge surplus production that now overhangs the market. tJx Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. "If a person has a low blood count," Writes Mrs. I. Z., "will it remain low always?" This question raises the problem, of anemia, since anemia is a general term which is applied to those conditions in which the number of red cells is below normal or in which there is an insufficient amount of coloring matter in those cells. This coloring matter is Known as hemoglobin. It is not, however, possible to answer the question specifically, since one would need to know how low the blood count was, and several other things about the anemia. Furthermore, there are several kinds of anemia with many possible causes and with varying treatment. Probably the most common form that which is known as secondary anemia in which blood has been lost from the body and incompletely replaced. An easily understood variety of secondary anemia occurs when (here has been a sudden and ex- ensivo bleeding. Ordinarily, after such an event — a nose bleed, for example — the blood is replaced rapidly. But if attacks of bleeding are repeated at frequent intervals a severe ane- nia may result. It is most important to identify and stop the hemorrhage. In many |s it turns out to be quite a iroblem to find where the loss of )lood is coming from because it may he gradual and in small amounts rather than sudden and profuse. But anemia can come from many !hlngs besides loss of blood. Some get anemic Just because they do lot get enough iron in their food. There is also a form of aneinia mown as primary or pernicious anemia, the cause of which is not ;nown. This was formerly a highly fatal disease, but thanks to work on dogs observations on human be ngs this is no longer true. Liver has saved many lives of hose with pernicious anemia; now rystalllzed vitamin B-12 appears to be saving many more. In secondary anemia the problem is to identify the cause and correct it. Often, however, iron preparations prove of great help and in severe cases blood transusions can prove life saving. With present Knowledge of the blood it has been possible to ..restore many perstms to health who might otherwise have become chronic invalids or even have died from the results of their condition. I believe that anyone with anemia should be under a physician's care. Sometimes anemia is a symptom of a serious condition which should be treated promptly. At others it is something which can be remedied comparatively easily, often with great improvement in the feeling of well-being of the person involved. WHAT with the numerous references to same, congressional debate of all those dams in Hell's Canyon may go down as the most .profane session in history. — Nashville Banner. THEATER marquee, on the Texas coast: "TABZAN ESCAPES . . . DAVY CROCKETT". Heck, Tarzan didn't have R chance. — Dallas Morning News. LITTLE LIZ A fellow con cither consult o woman before he buys her o present or moke arrangements for hrf to exchange if later. ff H(f » • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Singleton Factor In Slam Bidding By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service You usually need 33 points high cards to bid a small slam. but in today's hand North and South managed to bid a very intelligent slam with only 29 points. The key to their success was proper evaluation of a singleton. South didn't thinfc there was NORTH WEST * J9*4 V ACJ7 »T3 + 6113 1* 3* 3* 4* Past V 10 9 5 4 * AK8 AQ107 EAST 452 VKJ832 *652 4985 SOUTH (D) AA1063 4 Q .1 10 9 4 + AKJ North-South vul. Wett North Eut Pass 2 N.T. Pass 3 • Pass 4 * Pass <• Pass Pass Past Pasn Pa« Opening lead—* T slam in the cards when his partner responded with two no-trump, since ihifi bid shows only 12 to 15 points. South did want to w»m his partner about the singleton heart, so he went out of his way to Md both of the black suits without going past three no-trump. If North's spades and hearts had been reversed, he would have gone on to three no-trump, since he would have considerable strength opposite his partner's singleton. As the Cftvds actually lay, however, North had no high curds in hearts, where it waft clear thut South had > singleton. In .such cuses a slain can usually be mad* Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD-(NEA)-Bchind the Screen: Virginia Mayo Jit the fuses on some legal blockbusters but couldn't wiggle out of her Warner contract. It .was just picked up for another two years despite Virginia's howls that she's only made one movie on the Warner lot in three years and that the studio's getting rich lending her out to other producers. Miss Loan-Out again for RKO's "Great Day In the Morning." she told me: "It wouldn't be so bad except I'm not getting any musicals and musicals are what I do best." REMOVAL of Paul Muni's eye at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York reminded Hollywood pals that the distinguished Oscar winner went under the knife for a glandular aliment in Hollywood a few years ago. The operation was kept secret. Eva Gabor's all smiles about foreign editions of her autobiography, "Orchids and Salami," but rfie isn't planning another book '•for a few years yet." Back in Hollywood for .TV and more dates with Tyrone Power, the blonde beauty who calls herself ''The Acting Gabor' 5 told me: "I want to write an important book some day but let's face it — Orchids and Salami' wasn't a very good book." THE WITXET: "Give some TV producers enough rope." says Lou Krugman, "and they'll make a cowboy series." . . . When asked his favorite color, a Hollywood "Yes man'*, reports TonI Gerry, will always say "Just To Be 'plaid' safe. . . Overheard: "She has an hourglass figure — the kind j that makes you want to play in the sand." THIS I S HOLLYWOOD, MRS. JONES: Orville Lantern plays his 23rd role of a movie cop in a scene with Ty Power and Kim Novak for "The Eddy DuchJn Story." When he isn't acting, Lantern is a licensed chiropodist, specializing in flat test. Ear Witness: Ann Sheridan is being baited to costar with Jack Benny in a TV spectacular. She was one of the first big Hollywood stars to brave live home screen appearances ... As everyone expected, General Tele-radio, new owners 01 RKO tudio, have * "For Lease" .sign on the film plant's big library of old movies. The price for around 600 features and a batch of shorts is a staggering 515,000,000. Back on the perfect health road —"I haven't even taken an aspirin for two months" — Red Skelton went on an eight day whistle-stop road tour to ballyhoo his return to CBS-TV. Looking over his train schedule, someone said: "Red, you should be running for some kind of office." "Relax," replied Red. "Before this tour Is over I may be running 1 for the border," with only 29 points, and North very properly went right to the slam in diamonds. The play required only moderate care. West opened a trump, and declarer won and returned heart. The defenders won and led another trump, which was won in dummy. South rui'fed a heart, led a club to the queen, ruffed another heart, entered dummy with a spade to ruff dummy's last heart, and got back to dummy with another high spade to lead dummy's last trump. This picked up West's last trump, and allowed South to discard spade, since he was now out of turmps. South easily made the rest of the tricks with high cards in the black suits. Q—The bidding has been: West North E»t Svulh 1 Heart I Spade Paw ? You, South, hold: AK8S3 ¥7542 + KQJ * A 4 What do you do? A—Bid torn spade*. Yow dunce* of making a fame arc very food even If your partner JIM * veir shabby overculL Bvt you must Uke tte boll by UK home ind bid the tinw, youneK becaiue your partner m»y be wt- ible to to on If jom bid Mir tore* apadet. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: *KI V542 +AQJI4 +K H I What do you do? Aatwtr Tonwrftw It's 30 years o'f marriage for Ted Lewis and his Ada on Oct. 7 ... Just like the song with the same iitle, the movie "White Christmas" will be around again during the holiday season . . , Nancy Sinatra is about to follow Gary Crosby in the second generation warbling league . . , News item: "Esther Williams will do a European travelogue for TV. 1 ' Underwater? . . . Marine Capt. Richard McCutchen.*s knowledge of food and cooking on the '$64,000 Question" TV 'show leaves the Marines with no choice. They'll have to change those recruiting posters to read: "First In Peace. First In War. First bi the Kitchen." SHORT TAKES: Marilyn Monroe and '20th Century-Fox calling ofC the feud, reports Variety, with Miss Wiggle Hips wiggling into a new $100,000 per picture contract and the right to do one Independent film a year . . . Sarah Churchill's headed for England to divorce Tony Beauchamp and this time It's said to be for sure . . . Now that Jimmy Dean, is definite for MOM's film version of Rocky Ora- ziiino's life story, "Somebody Up There Likes Me,'' we can b« definite about Eva Marie Saint as his wife . . . Television's impact on Hollywood will be a fall subject on Edward R. Murrow's new Jack Webb changed his mind about putting "Dragnet" on the shelf and will film 55 more episodes to complete his contract. Mebbe even more, he -hints, since shelving "Pete Kelly's Blues" as a homo screen series. 75 Years Ago In BlythtYiit* The ram has ceased and the turnstiles are expected to click today for the County Fair. The weather man predicts "fair and cool" so optimism is soaring for a good turnout when the review opens tonight. There were 44.60G bales ginned in Mississippi County prior to Sept, 16, compared to 33,175 up to. this date last year according to Chester C. Danehov,-er of Luxora, ledera 1 cotton bureau statistician for the county. Dogwood, with its "Shelves ot Health and Happiness" won first honors in the community exhibits of the Mississippi County Fair, it was announced this morning. Second honors went to Yarbro with iw "Plan, Plant and Prosper" theme. Mr .and Mrs. O. P. Barber and Mr. and Mrs. Marion Stockton spent Sunday at Reelfoot Lake. CANADIAN forest fire.s »r« fought with paper bags full of water dropped from airplanes. And a brief salute is in order for pioneers who developed the technique at American Legion conventions yea rs ago. — Richmond Times-Dispatch. Traveling Around Answtr to Prtviout' PuiiU ACROSS 3 Pain relieverc 4 Wash 5 Iroquoian Indian 6 Felt 7 Child's gam* 8 Narrow valley* »Dry , 10 Excavation 11 Droops _ 17 Girl's name 18 Hunts Fliejally> 9 A PP*« drink JO Ancient 23 Recent battle ground 24 Bedouin 25 Note 36 Abdominal p»rt 1 Angeles, California 4 Finest 3 Boulder and Hoover, for instance 12 Full (suffix) 13 Region 14 Operatic solo 15 Aged 16 Bell sound Persian! 21 Cravat 22 Pieces out 24 Among 26 Sacred image 27 Asiist 30 Uncover 12 Island in Veni« 34 Fine 15 Leu difficult 36 Cow genus 37 Food fish 39 School period 40 Fltthy fruit 41 Male* 42 Clou 45 WarehouM 49 Called again 51 Scottish cap 52 Baking chamber 53 Part MHighpriett 55 Departed 56 War god of Crtcc* 57Po«ed DOWN 1 Running knot 1 Norwegian city 27 Estrange! M Passage in the brain M Sleeping quarters (coll.) 31 Performers 33 Fall flower 40 Color •U Styles 42 In a lint 43 Glacial mow 44 Level 46 Far (preR*) 47 Festive 48 Give forth 38 Wise old man 50 Man's nim* W w* 18

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