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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 6, 1954
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, 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 post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, 51.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. — Hebrews 4:9. * * * It is not in understanding a set of doctrines; not in outward comprehension of the "scheme of salvation, that rest and peace are to be found, but in taking up, in all lowliness and meekness, the yoke of the Lord Jesus Christ. — F. W. Robertson. Barbs Junior knows that when mom puts her foot down it's the stamp of disapproval. H you're too busy to get any fun out ol life, you're juit too busy! Men, more than women, are inclined to stay in a hospital longer than they need to, says a doctor. Tor better or nurse! Mott people owe so many letters that they JMt decide not to write any until tomorrow. ¥ ¥ * Handing out quarters to everyone you meet k fine training for a vacation trip. Labor Day Reflections Labor unions generally would not like to use as a model what happened a few weeks ago at the Studebaker plant in South Bend, Ind. But the fact is that the decision of the Studebaker workers to take a 15 per cent wage cut has significance beyond the immediate scene and time. The Studebaker local of the United Automobile Workers did not come to this choice with great joy. They approached it reluctantly. It goes against a union man's grain in any time and place to have to accept a cut in pay. But in the end, after an earlier adverse vote, the men took it. The compulsions on them were terrific, no doubt. Studebaker, like many another independent auto maker, is severely hurt by dwindling business. The genuine threat was that if the pay cut did not go through the company might either shut down altogether or move its operations to Detroit, to dovetail more closely with ite new merger partner, Packard. That could have meant a loss of 12,000 jobs in South Bend, no drop in the bucket to a city of that size. The repercussions in other fields would have been substantial. The impact on the working men and their immediate families could be forseen. Yet there was something more to the decision than that. This company had had history of good labor relations. Its existing pay levels actually were somewhat above those prevailing in the industry as a whole. Union leaders, understanding the company's .peril actually recommended that rank and file workers take a cut. In other words, in this drama at South Bend there was a large element of trust between the worker and management. The men had reason to believe company officials told them the truth when they explained their plight; for they had always been fair before. Certainly, in the end, this feeling of mutual confidence must have played a large role in producing what for union labor was a unique decision. The lesson from this should not be that henceforth union labor ought to be more willing to accept wage reductions. The lesson is that working men, like any other men, will listen to reason when over the years they have been listened to and appealed to as reasonable human beings. This company had established the two-way communication between worker and manager that any sound economic enterj^rise must have. When the crisis came, the men listened to management because management had listened to them. The events at South Bend in mid- August are well worth copying for that reason. VIEWS OF OTHERS Fit and Chosen Several yer saago there was a young telegrapher working at Lubbock for a railroad company. He was alert. He was energetic, he was inquisitive and observant. Today he is manager of the mail, baggage and express traffic of a great railroad system. He could be bumped off his telegrapher's job. He can't be bumped off his manager's job, because he has made himself indispensible. Feverently and with all the ardor in his soul this scribe thanks the Almighty that we do live in a land there is opportunity for a person to go to the top in any line of endeavor. This man works on a salary. Yet he's the most ardent exponent of the value of the "profit system" this scribe has heard in a long time. He mentioned it eight times between Plian- view, Dimmitt and Herford on an auto ride. There is a young man in Amarillo. who is doing rather menial tasks about the freight house. He's being watched. Some people are saying things about him they did about the youth who was a telegrapher at Lubbock. The odd thing is that there are jobs, lots of them, simply crying out "Here's opportunity for somebody!" somehow youth doesn't heed the cry. It doesn't take a boot-licking, it doesn't take an attitude of subserviency for a youth to become the focal center of his superiors. Many a youth has been scratched off the list because he dresses solvenly, doesn't shave, mopes around like he might be covered with lice, pays pays little attention to detail, comes on the job a few minutes after opening time and leaves it a few minutes before quitting time, leaving undone tasks that should be accomplished for the proper ongoing of the firm. There are smart Alecs who'll never get to first base. There are nosy, prying individuals whose curiosity takes them into phases of a business where they are not welcome, while another youth's thirst for knowledge leads him along the same paths and he's welcome. What is it that places these individuals among the fit and chosen? In this instance interest beyond his immediate task, which itself was well done, marked the youth who went from Lubbock to Chicago and isn't through going places. What makes one baseball player a heads up player? Why does one football player always .throw the block on the ball carrier, or make the tackle? He'd do it regardless of the defensive position assigned him. Maybe it wouldn't be so bad if we had recitations again Friday afternoon at school and the boys recited "Excelsior!" Any boy who doesn't know what we mean by "Excelsior" wouldn't be too dumb if he found out. —Plainview (Tex.) Evening Herald. Rubber Blight The United States rubber research program on a 2,000-acre tract in Costa Rica is to be closed down by the Foreign Operations Administration right when it is giving promise of great success. Carried on at Los Diamantes for 10 years, the project recently resulted in development of a hybrid rubber tree that is strongly resistant to the "South American blight." It had been expected that within two or three years the Costa Rican program would supply enough new blight-resistant rubber trees to remove the disease threat both in South America and in the Far East. In view of these reports it is difficult to understand why this program involving a strategic material so x r ital in time of war should be listed for shutdown. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Words That Elevate There are unquestionably those to whom waking-up is a kind of innsomnia in reverse. They groan, they thresh about, they expostulate, but they do not get up. One person of our acquaintance, who customarily is the soul of honor, tells the most ingenious and outrageous falsehoods in the hope of being allowed to go back to sleep Among other reluctant wakers we have heard about one who lettered insulting signs and placed them at points of high visibility around the bed, so that when roused by the alarm clock he would be angered by the signs into getting up instead of turning over and going back to sleep.—St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SO THEY SAY I propose ... a toast to world peace, Chinese-British friendship and the health of Prime Minister Chou En-lai. — British Laborite Atlee visits Red China. * # * True independence has been promised to us (Viet Namese) by France, but only the American nation is both powerful enough and disinterested enough to help us realize it. — Viet Nam ambassador to U. S. Tran Van Choung, •f- * # Anyone who fans fear and hate I think may be doing this country a great disservice.—Lawyer Joseph Welch. * * * A and H bombs are important,,but we need to build an even more important bomb—the E bomb E for Education.—N. Y. Timei Jtfucation Editor Benjamin Fin», Yeh, We're All Proud of You, Son! Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Nomination of Gardner Stalled; Verbosity Gets Verbose Criticism WASHINGTON — The mix-up over Senate confirmation of Trevor Gardner as assistant secretary of the Air Force for research and development had several unusual angles. Around Washington he is known as an outspoken believer in preventive war, a policy which President Eisenhower has repudiated. Mr. Gardner is an exceedingly brilliant young man, just turned 39, who was born in Cardiff, Wales. During the war he worked on the atomic bomb project with J. Robert Oppenheimer and was awarded a presidential citation and Navy ordnance medal. After the war he became vice president of General Tire of California and president of Hycon Mfg. Co. Since April, 1953, he has been serving in the Pentagon as a special assistant for research and development. members of his congregation sleeping. .The awakened worshipers jumped up and. asked, "What's burning?" To which the minister replied: "Hell! Where all sinners will go who" sleep while I am preaching the gospel for the purpose of saving their immortal souls." At this point Neely observed that, "Of course, no senator will go to the place of fire and brimstone mentioned for failing to listen to my speech. But they might thereby condone the crime of picking Uncle Sam's pockets for money with which to compensate windbags for talking reticent senators to death." Getting more specific, Neely said, "There are four members of this body—two -on either side of the aisle—the printing of whose oratory, verbosity and insertions in the Record during the present He was in line for one of the new session of Congress has cost the assistant secretaryships and had been favorably reported by the Senate Armed Services Committee. But at the last minute, just before his confirmation was about to go through, Sen. William F. Knowland of California requested that it be sent back to committee for further consideration. Sen. Matthew M. Neely (D., W. Va.) rose in one of the closing sessions of Congress to deliver his annual lecture against his colleagues who talked too much. As usual he got carried away by his own verbosity. Neely told the story of the minister who cried, "Fire! Fire!" when he noticed a couple of male taxpayers more than $25,000." Neely said these senators would be as completely unidentified as the one-eyed colored man in the poker game who had won more than his share. One of the losers turned to him and said: "I think it's a shame, but there's cheating in this game. And while I may not name the guy, If I catch him cheating again, I'm going to take my fist and close his other eye." After two years' operation, the Korean G. I. bill of rights has given over 660,000 1950-54 veterans education and training benefits that have cost $390,000,000. There are over three million of these veterans so far, and one in five has taken benefits. Veterans' Administration officials estimate that the prgram will cost about 5500,000,000 a year. This money will go to G. I.'s who have been on active duty anywhere in the world after June 27, 1950, when Korean hostilities began. What the total cost will be can't be estimated, as it is uncertain how long the declared emergency will last. In the closing: days of Congress, several representatives took time out to complain about overcrowding in the House dining room of the Capitol. "It is embarrassing when we have people come from out of town and we try to take them into the restaurant and they are actually trampled on," commented Mrs. Edith Nourse Rogers (R., Mass.). Said Rep. Leo R. Allen (R., HI.): "I do not know of a restaurant in the U. S. that will put you at a table and then put strangers at the same table, where you cannot talk to your constituents who are seated with you." "The members of this body eat at tables which have a polished wood top on which is placed a paper napkin." said Rep. John J. Flooney (D., N. Y.). In the Senate, he pointed out, "the diners are served on linen tablecloths, fancy dishes and silverware." But then Rep. Rooney concluded this was just as well, as it dispelled the idea he and his colleagues were eating fancy meals at cheap prices, subsidized by the taxpayers. Erskuie J.ohnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Milt night.' Crandall, the Barnum-type press agent who once dragged a whale to the top of Pike's Peak finally has arrived where he belongs—in Hollywood. •"And I'm glad I look dumb," he says. "That helps in Hollywood." Milt Crandall is as fabulous as movietown itself. For 33 years he has been all over the United States, beating the publicity drums for motion pictures. Gorgeous, colorful, sensational, super-colossal ideas. Maybe some of Milt Crandall's ideas are pretty wacky—like the time he wanted to paint the Washington monument black as an air raid precaution. "But most of my ideas," he says, "have real value. I've worked for only three companies in 33 years and that's a record in the movie business." At 52 Milt is bald and paunchy, but, like a kid, he lives for fun. He's all over the room when he talks—acting out everything from the way the girls walk in Atlantic City Miss America contests to murderous impersonations of film stars with whom he has worked. Milt started publicizing movies in 1911. "We always had to make a tie- up with an undertaker in those days," he remembers. "Pictures were being shown in storerooms and we had to have the undertaker's chairs." Milt put the whale, made of and leather, atop Pike's to ballyhoo the picture, wood Peak "Down to the Sea in Ships." The whale even spouted. Milt hired a fellow to sit inside working a selt- ;er bottle. The story left the entire nation laughing. The first movie for which he beat the publicity drums was 'Dante's Inferno." The picture, advertised as a classic of literature, was laying an egg. Milt tore down all the posters and put up big signs reading: 'Go To Hell. Go To Hell To- the Doctor Says— Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. The mouth and tongue ordinarly do not give us much trouble but when they do the symptoms can be exceedingly annoying. Q—For some time I have had a sort of metallic taste in my mouth. My dentist suggested that I needed the dentures changed since I have had them for 19 years but other causes have also been suggested. What do you think? Mrs. A.J.S. A—It certainly sounds possible that the dentures are causing trouble and giving rise to the unpleasant sensations in the mouth. One possibility is that there are dis_- similar metals in the dentures or remaining teeth if any. Other possible irritating factors such as smoking, irritating foods or drinks, or changes in the nervous system involving the sensations of taste or smell are additional possibilities. In view of the history, however, one would expect that the dentures or teeth would be the place to start. pool. Q—Does the removal of one ovary and tube affect the monthly cycle unfavorably? Reader. A—It will have no effect providing the remaining ovary is functioning normally. Q—Please advise me what to do for my scalp. My hair on top of the head is gradually falling out in spots. I am only 23 years old. R.A. A—This is probably a condition known as alopecia areata or baldness in spots. Its cause is not known but skin treatments arc in- I dicated. The hair usually grows back after a period of months. Q-—Can a person suffering from hives donate blood? I was refused for this purpose recently. D.F. A—It would not seem wise from the standpoint of the person with hives, though I am not aware of any reports of specific damage either to thp rinnnr or t,o t.h^ blood Q—X-rays have revealed a cavity on the lungs. The doctor claims it is tuberculosis although all previous tests have been negative. The doctors now advise surgery and I wonder whether operations of this kind have proved successful. Mrs. R. A—Surgery on the chest of various kinds in certain varieties of tuberculosis of the lungs has .proved successful on innumberable /occasions. Presumably this advice is given by physicians who are fully competent to render an opinion in which case this opinion should be followed. Q—Does the taking of. a soap and water enema weekly have any effect on the body? Is this safer than pills? J.M. A—In my opinion neither one of these is advisable and either can disturb the delicate functioning of the intestines and cause such disorders as spastic colon. Q—My husband has a sore ingrown toenail. Is there anything which can be done for it? Mrs. A.3. A—I think he should see a good chiropodist. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Balanced Hand Will Usually Win Game South's response of two no-trump in today's hand showed balanced distribution, at least one stopper in each of the unhid suits, and a count of 13 to 15 points. North naturally raised to game in no- diamonds and would have made his contract very easily. Actually he club finesse lost to West's king, and West then disappointed the declarer by leading a low heart rather than the jack. East put up the ten of hearts, and South wisely refused the trick. South could not afford to take the second round of hearts and then lose the diamond finesse, since then East would be able to return a heart, and the defenders would take the rest of that suit to defeat the contract. All would have been well if East had continued with the hearts, but East gave declarer his second disappointment by shifting to spades. When East -led the jack of spades, the game was up. The spade finesse lost to West's king and a spade return forced out declarer's ace. When the diamond finesse also lost, South was a very miserable creature indeed. South complained about his bad luck in losing three finesses in a single hand, but bad luck had nothing to do with the matter. South could have made his contract by refusing the very first trick. It should have been clear that South would have to hold up in hearts sooner or later. The advantage of making the hold up play immediately was that West could not switch to either black suit without giving declarer a free finesse. West would have to continue the hearts, and declarer would go about his business of taking the club finesse first and later establishing the diamonds. By the time East gained the lead with the queen, of diamonds, South would be ready to run the rest of the tricks, safe from any possible shift to spades. The picture turned into a big money maker. Working- on another movie, Milt was trying to dream up an idea in a New York City hotel room. The noise of streetcars, elevated trains and automobile brakes disturbed him. But the noise gave him an idea. He went to the mayor of New York and said: "The noise in this town is driving me nutty. Why don't you declare an antinoise week? Call it Hush Week. The mayor thought it was a brilliant idea and forthwith proclaimed a city wide i- Hush Week." As his contribution, Milt "accidentally" found a photograph of a beautiful doll with a finger to her lips. First day of Hush Week a movie Milt was working on conveniently opened in New York. The film was titled "Hush," starring Clara Kimball Young, the girl in the photograph with the finger to her lips. The mayor of New York defied his own Hush Week by swearing loudly at Milt. But the press agnt was forgiven. "When the, heat goes on," Milt confessed, "I'm always building: a. church or something:." While Clara Bow was making personal appearances in Oregon, Milt topped himself by having the chimes of a church play, "Oh, What a Beautiful Doll." "That was easy," Milt said, "the chimes player was a fan of Clara's. I just toid him it was her theme song." There's no space to tell about the time Milt put theater ushers On horseback to stir up interest for Loretta Young's movie, "Tht Lady From Cheyenne"; his "jawbone derby," to see if a man could -out-talk a woman, and his rocking chair derby in which he took an unsuccessful flier at promotion himself. "They rocked me right out of $26,000," he remembers with a wince. But there's pathos to Milt's life of fun. At 7, he was an orphan, living at a Baltimore, Md., institution. At 8, he was building a boat, using a hatpin for a tool. The pin snapped and Milt was blind in one eye for eight years. A famous surgeon finally heard of his case, operated and restored his sight. "It's my best eye," he says. It's the one I use when I look at the box-office figures." 75 Years Ago In B/ytner///< Miss Mary Outlaw, who has been spending the summer in Rector, has returned here for the fall and winter months. Mr. and Mrs. Doyle Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Jeffries, and Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Sebaugh entertained members of Club 28 with a dance last night. Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Regenold and Mr. and Mrs. Jessee Stitt were welcomed as new members of the club. Lloyd Freeman is undergoing sinus treatment at the Memphis Baptist Hospital. AS WE understand the situation. Sen. William J. Fulbright, Democrat, of Araknsas, never did like the methods employed by Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, Republican, of Wisconsin, but he didn't get really mad until McCarthy called him Sen. Halfbright. — Lexington Herald. ALONG ABOUT this time of the year it is just as well that the amateur gardener can't find the seed catalog or the packages and compare what he managed to grow with the luscious pictures that prompted his selection. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. Boys and Girls Answer to Previous Puzzle ONE THING that hasn't gone up in price is described in the upper rijht-hand corner of all government envelopes. The penalty for private use to avoid payment of postage has been $300 for as long as I can remember. — Lexington NORTH (D) 4 652 ¥ A7 * A K J 10 7 WEST 4K74 VQJ952 * 5 4 *K10'6 EAST * J 10 98 ' V 10 8 4 * Q 6 3 i SOUTH VK63 • 982 *AQ43 North-South vul. North East South West 1 * Pass 2N.T. Pass 3 NT. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — V Q trump since he likewise had balanced distribution and could not hope to make game in a minor suit. West opened the queen of hearts, and dummy won with the ace. South saw that he would have nine easy tricks if the diamond finesse eventually succeeded, but he properly decided not to rely on bringing in five diamond tricks. He therefore cashed the ace of diamonds and then finessed the queen of clubs. If the club finesse had succeeded. 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