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Blytheville, Arkansas
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*AGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 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 clasi matter at the post- office at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act of Con- gresi, 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, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 512.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Bob not the poor, because he i« poor; neither oppress the afflicted in the fate. — Prov. 2J:22. * * * Cruelty it a tyrant that's always attended •with fear. — Thomas Fuller. Barbs There is more than just fun in flying kites. They make people look up. * * * Lot* of nice photographs are being: taken at omr beache* these days. Snap judgment! A Texas man grew a cabbage that weighed 44 pounds. He probably got a swell head, too. • it that *ome passenger* think the •tattoo agent sold them the whole train? The School Problem By I960, little more than five years from now, it is expected there will be some 8,000,000 more students in American schools than are currently attending-. Somehow, provision must be made to house and teach this tremendous influx." The problem is not a distant one, as everyone knows who has been watching school trends. For instance, this very fall there will be 1,692,000 more elementary pupils, 219,000 more high"-school and 89,000 more college students. .. Dr. Samuel Brownell, U. S. Commissioner of Education, says the country will have to triple its present rate of school construction to keep pace with the need. And yet the building of schools in the past two years has been at the highest rate in the country's history. As for teachers, right now there is a minimum need for 118,000 elementary school instructors to take care of mounting enrollment and to replace teachers leaving the field. Only about 45,000 qualified teacher graduates are apparently available, so the shortage will be 73,000. As the great wave of new pupils moves up into high school and college years, the pressure for many more teachers will be felt more acutely in those brackets, too. Congress addressed itself to this problem during the session just closed, and many lawmakers agitated for speedy action. But President Eisenhower and his key aides succeeded in blocking current enactment of aid-to-education legislation. The President opposed action not because he believes the problem exaggerated but because he wants it studied more thoroughly. Consequently, he has now launched perhaps the most comprehensive inquiry into American schools ever undertaken. He is seeking the best cure he can find for a dilemma that has become painfully chronic.* Mr. Eisenhower wants all the governors to call state conferences of citizens and educators to appraise the situation. Then he wishes to call a White House conference to pull findings and recommendations together and shape a program. The big question, of course, is how much of the load can be managed by the states and cities. The President, is an advocate of state and local self-help wherever it is feasible. But many law, makers and others believe federal assistance is essential. Tf that is so. then the next question which must be settled is how this aid can be managed without getting into federal dictation over education. Certainly the answers to these questions cannot be long delayed. Nor can fovernmental economy be used as an excuse for doing nothing. At stake is the effective preparation of millions of young Americans for life in a difficult, troubled world. No one needs to say how impoifent that if. Refreshing, if True The McCarthy censure hearings have opened with a high resolve on the part of Committee Chairman Arthur Watkins and his five colleagues to conduct the proceedings with dignity and regard for evidence common to a court trial. There have been a few, a very few, congressional inquiries conducted on on that plane. It would be refreshing and surprising if this one could be. In any event, as citizens we all ought to follow these new proceedings with a close eye. It will be instructive to see how close a committee can come to courtroom decorum and rules when that is its avowed objective. In the earlier Army-McCarthy hearings, there was virtually no pretense at following rules of evidence or maintaining decent order and the result was a damaging caricature of the entire investigative process in Congress. Women Raise Fund To Vivify History Future generations of Americans will be the real recipients of a gift presented in Washington this month. It was the sum of 3209,583, raised by women's clubs throughout the country. Mrs. Theodore S. Chapman, president of the General Federation of Women's Clubs, handed the money to Interior Department officials' A departmental unit, the National Park Service, will use the fund to restore and refurnish the first floor of Independence Hall as it was when the Declaration of Independence was signed there. That historic scene will come to life for all who view the setting — men, women and especially children. It is singularly fitting that the money for this patriotic project was raised by women, whose role includes keeping alive, from generation to generation, the cherished traditions of the family and the nation. —Miami (Fla.) Herald SO THEY SAY The Communist Party will continue to fight for its legal rights and the rights of organized labor, confident that in'so doing it is defending America's finest democratic traditions. —N. Y. Red Simon Gerson on anti-Red bill. * * * No measures to defend free Europe from Soviet aggression can be fully effective without participation by West Germany.—President Eisenhower. * * * It is not exaggerated to say that never before has American military power been so great relative to that of any avowed or prospective enemy. Undersecretary of State Robert Murphy . » * * * A man who has had a Job and loses it is in a depression.—-House Democratic Leader Rayburn defines a depression. * * * It is more clear than ever that if farmers ever achieve parity, they will have to get a Democratic Congress first.—Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell. * * * It (failure to elect a Republican Congross) would be hailed in the Communist world as the death blow to the American way of life.—Congress nan O«or|« Jtondw (ft, Ohio). V Somewhere in France VIEWS OF OTHERS Moral Responsibility A small boy on our block was struck by a car the ether night after supper. It seems he ran out into the street from between two parked automobiles. We'd never actually seen the victim of a traffic accident, although we'd read and written plenty about them, so we joined the rest of the curiosity- seekers to have a look, He was lying in the street, partially covered by a blanket brought by one of the neighbors. It wasn't a pretty sight. He was just a little kid. and the blood on his face and teetn made us a little sick. But luckily, it appeared that he wasn't too seriously injured, for as we approached he was talking to his mother, who was leaning over him. He said" . . . But I couldn't help it, mom. The ball rolled out in the street and I had to get it." We hope that every motorist in that crowd heard what the child said. He couldn't help it—his ball rolled into the street. We're sure he meant, every word he said. Children's work is their play, Psychologists tell us. It's perfectly natural for a small child to get completly engrossed in his play. In fact, the small boy probably didn't realize he had run into the street—all he could think of was the ball. ' That's why we would like to set forth here the premise tha the motorists who injured that child was morally far more responsible than the child—who, after all. was simply acting like a child. The motorist's maturity made him responsible— morally—for the safety of the small child chasing his ball. When motorist's notice residential streets, parks playgrounds, schools, toys, wagons and bicycles, or hear childish shouts and laughter, these "signs" caution: "Please—a little less speed ... a little more altertness . . . and a little more understanding of the impulsiveness of children." —Lagrange (Ga.,) Daily News. Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter idson's Washington Column — Here Is Eisenhower-Benson Farm Program in a Nutshell WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The NEA Washington Correspondent best way to understand the new Eisenhower-Benson farm program passed by Congress is through a change. go into list of dates on which from the old law will effect. As drought relief for livestock raisers, from now until March 1, 1955, Commodity Credit Corporation may sell its surplus feed grains at 110 per cent of the current support price. After March 1 the price Will go back to 105 per cent of parity plus carrying charges. Before Jan. 3, 1955, Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson must report to Congress on alternatives for new price-support plan on dairy products. Until a new plan is adopted by the next Congress, whole milk, butterfat and their products will continue to receive support at 75 (the present level) to 90 per cent of parity. These interim dairy surplus disposal plans will be in force: From Sept. 1, 1954, until June 30, 1956. CC may spend S50 million a year to increase consumption of dairy products in the school-lunch program. Dairy product surpluses may also be given to the Veterans' Administration and the armed services, over and above their normal commercial purchases, on payment of packaging and shipping costs. The Secretary of Agriculture is also authorized to use any other means he considers necessary to get rid of dairy surpluses. The date on which the secretary may proclaim the corn-producing area remains Feb. 1. Marketing quotas for corn have been ended for 1955 and later crops. But acre- Beginning April 1, 1955, and for four years thereafter, incentive payments may be made to U. S wool growers, up to 110 per cent of parity. The money to pay for this incentive is to come from 70 per cent of specific duties collected on wool imports in the proceeding calendar year. Customs receipts on wool were approximately $50 million last year. Seventy per cent of that would be $35 million, which is a fair estimate on this new subsidy, intended to increase domestic wool production. The U. S. now produces about a third of the wool it uses. This is a marked change from the present 90 per cent of parity support on domestic wool. Mohair prices in the future will be supported to within 15 per cent of the new wool support price. The latest date on which the secretary may proclaim wheat marketing quotas and acreage allotments has been moved up from July 15 to May 15. This is well ahead of the harvest season. A new "noncommercial" wheat- producing area has been establish:d. It includes any state producing less than 25,000 bushels annually. This will probably be the ;ix New England states plus Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, Nevada and Arizona. There be no wheat-marketing quotas n these states and price supports will be at only three fourths of he commercial wheat-r a i S i n g states' area. No changes have been made on any dates affecting the cotton rop. But county committees are given more authority to allocate otton acreages on the basis of age allotment authority remains, i plantings during any of the three previous years. County committees may also limit any farm acreage allotment to not more than 50 per cent of the cropland on the farm. For the 1955 basic crops, Wide changes will be made on price supports. Only tobacco will continue to be supported at 90 per cent of parity. Wheat, corn, cotton, rice and peanuts will drop to a flexible, 82 }/ 2 to 90 per cent of parity as proclaimed by the Secretary. For the 1956 crops and thereafter, price-support levels for these basics will drop to a flexible 75 to 90 per cent of parity. This eventual shift back to a 75 per cent minimum has not been sufficiently emphasized and is not too well understood. The other big change is that beginning with the 1956 crops, but not before, a gradual shift will be made to a modernized parity formula for wheat, corn, cotton and peanuts. HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — A movie queen of the "Came th Dawn" era went pooh-pooh, pish tish and fiddle-de-dee to the ex panse of blushing pink chest tha some TV dolls are showing. Dad, she winked, got more o an eyeful watching silent movi sirens. Leatrice Joy rolled the blue green orbs that paralyzed the boy back in the days of the piano in the pit, the 'Ladies Will Pleas Remove Their Hats" slide and the film that split in the middle. • "We did it better in the movie than they're doing it on TV,' Leatrice said in a rnink-rich voice "Did we have plunging necklines? Oh, BROTHER!" Leatrice drew a finger across her midriff. "Some of my gowns were cu' down to here and the backs were even lower. We just didn't push up the bosom in the old days the way they're doing it now. C. B DeMille used to dress me in chiffon gowns. You could see right through them. I didn't have to get into one of his bathtubs. Those chiffon gowns showed more than the bathtubs showed." LEATRICE, whose hair is gray now, threw back her head and laughed. Just the way she laughed when Rod La' Rocque asked her to come up and see the new Toulouse- Lautrec in his bachelor apartment or when Thomas Meighan asked her to give up her wicked ways and live the good, clean life. Chest colds? Leatrice couldn't remember getting one or worrying about them in those slit-way-down-duds. "It was the eyelashes that gave us the flu," she howled. "False ones hadn't been invented. We'd snip off long lengths of our own hair and fasten them to our eyelids with tweezers and spirit gum. You never saw such long eyelashes. I'd bat them, and they'd stir up a breeze. They were pneumonia things, brother." Publicity man, I muttered must have had a picnic dreaming up Leatrlce's low-cut all the whit* open copy about gowns with spaces and those eyelashes. THE FORMER STAR frowned: "No; publicity Was different in those days. There was more of a secretive feeling about stars when the movie industry was young. Nobody knew o r cared what we ate for breakfast. We didn't do ad tie-ups. "Our big publicity was about the trips we took. We'd go up to Big Bear Lake for a weekend. Wow! The public went wild. Or we'd go to Chicago.. Zowie. A star's make-up secrets were hot copy. And people were always naraing their babies after me. I used to send out gold medals to all the little Leatrices in the nation. Brother, that was publicity I "People weren't let in on our romances. John Gilbert and I were the first two big stars to marry. It didn't make headlines. We were together and separated, together and separated. Our marriage was hectic. But nobody dreamed of putting our fights on the front page. Nobody telephoned us for exclusives or broke down our front door for scoops. It was a different kind of Hollywood." LEATRICE RETIRED from movies to devote her time to her small daughter, Leatrice Joy Gilbert, but returned briefly in 1929 to prove that she could play in talkies with the best of them in "The Bellamy Trial" and "A Most Immoral Lady." Twenty years passed and she stayed away from the sound stages until she was lured back for "Red Stallion in the Rockies," now a TV classic. Leatrice frowns when she reads the movie magazines these days and sees big titles about inside stores of the stars—"The Truth About" Betty Button"—"The •leal Dan Dailey." "No," she says, "publicity was different when I was a star." For several years she's lived on a 50-foot gaff-rigged yawl at Newport Harbor, 45 miles from Hollywood and Vine. She does her marketing in a dinghy which she calls 'Second Childhoood." "I feel sorry," she »»ys, "for people who have *o live on terra irma." 75 Yean Ago In BlythtYill* — Mrs. Vernon Thomasson, who ivith Mr. Thomasson, went to Cen- ralia, HI., to reside, has returned ere to complete arrangement* or moving. Mrs.. H. G." Partlow, Mrs. Jess* Vhite and Mrs. R. C. Allen at- ended a party given in Osceola esterday by Mrs. H. C. Davidson nd Mrs. O. C. Connor. Ben Mac White left this morning or Tuscaloosa, Ala., where he will nter the University of Alabama. on 1909-14 averages. The new formula will be based on price relationships of the most recent ten years. The base period will thus change annually in continuous adjustment. Today's calculations are that for 1956 crops, parity prices will drop ay 39 cents per bushel on wheat, 22 cents per bushel on corn, 1.8 cents per pound on cotton and 2.8 :ents per pound on peanuts. drops as this, it is provided that ':he deadline may be no more than > per cent in any one year!. CCC is given authority to set aside $2.5 billion worth of surpluses for school lunch, disaster re- ief and stockpile programs. The 3 ffect may be to boost prices in he face of other expected drops. the Doctor Says— Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Mrs. P. would not encounter so which will not only control the in- rn u c h misunderstanding if her friends read this column. She says "I have just been released from the hospital with undulant fever and everyone I talk to says they have never heard of such a disease." Although undulant fever has been discussed several times in this column before it evidently needs further emphasis and certainly it is a disease which causes a great deal of concern to physicians and health officials. It is also extremely important to the livestock and dairy interest. Undulant fever is one kind of brucellosis, all of them being germ diseases of different varieties. One of the difficulties with human bru- celloses is that it is a disease fection but eradicate the germ from the body. Recently promising results, however, have been reported with mixtures of various sulfa drugs and antibiotics. Epidemics have been reported from germ infected milk. In fact the disease is usually contracted by drinking infected milk or coming in contact with meat from infected animals. I had a second opportunity. "West led the five of diamonds and I won East's queen with the ace. I led the queen of trumps, which held, and when the nine dropped, I saw the possibility of the rare smother play. "I could not lead a second trump Although brucellosis remains a serious health problem, some progress is being made. The elimination of the disease in dairy herds and other livestock, the use of pasteurized milk, and care in avoiding infection by contact with infected meats should do much to cut down the danger of which can cause variable symp- j contracting brucellosis. toms. In a typical acute attack ! Also there is real hope that still Iti tter treatments will be developed. Still badly needed, however, fever, chilly sensations, excessive sweating, loss of weight, pains in the muscles and headache are quite common. The fever tends to go up and down in a wave-like manner, and t is this characteristic which has given it the name of "undulant fever." But all too often the disease does not show typical symptoms and can be confused with other condi- ions. It is sometimes responsible or backache and other signs of muscular or joint rheumatism. Generally, brucellosis is a chro- iic and long-lasting condition. It is ifficult to diagnose because there i no single test which identifies , with certainty (except a blood est which docs not always reveal when present*. It Is also difficult to treat be- are more reliable methods of diagnosis, particularly for the chronic variety. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Read Whole Story Before You Decide "A few years ago," writes George Spillman, of Pittsburgh, "I sent you a smother play, but you didn't use it, because there was another way to make the contract. Well, last Saturday at Henderson's Bridge Studio, the accompanying ause H call* for * treatment (hand came up In * duplicate, and NORTH - 7 4k A 10 7 V AKJ3 4972 4986 WEST EAST 4K632 49 * 5 4 2 VQ107 4K65 • Q843 4 Q 7 5 A J 10 4 3 2 SOUTH (D) 4QJ854 V986 • AJ10 4AK Both sides vul. South West North East 1 4 Pass 2 V Pass 2 N.T. Pass 3 4 Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 5 at once, for West might get the .ead in diamonds and lead a third ;rump, forcing out dummy's ace. So I played the jack of diamonds, which West won, and he returned trump. "I won this with dummy's ten, cashed the diamond 1.0, the ace and king of clubs, and played a heart to the ace. Then I ruffed dummy's last club, and led another heart. "East had discarded a diamond the second spade, so I had learly a complete count. If West had the heart queen, a finesse would give me five-odd; if he had j low heart or a club, a smother day would give me five-odd. Since I prefer a smother play to a fi» ;esse, I went, up with the heart In* and threw East in with the third round. "We opened the traveling score and found that others had made four no-trump or four spades; making five gave me a clear top. "Please don't stop reading yet. "Now I'll tell the truth. "When West led the diamond, I started to figure how many no- trump would probably be made before I started to play the hand. It appeared very likely that I could make as many no-trump as I could make in spades, and the more I thought the better I liked no-trump. "So then I started to play the hand. I played two rounds of spades, and a third round — to clear the suit. Then I recalled that, much as I liked no-trump, I wasn't playing no-trump. " 'What's the contract?' I asked .my partner. " 'Four spades,' she replied. " 'And I'm playing it in no- trurnp,' I groaned. 'I think I could have made a smother play on this hand.' "That's me. I recognize the correct play in a flash as soon as I've missed it. "I made four spades, opened the traveling sheet and found that others had made four no-trump or four spades, so I was tied for bottom." LITTLt L/Z— There are two ways to keep from, paying alimony—stay smgfe otj stay married. ONCE in a while you get a break on summer tv — such as a tube. Memphis Press-Scimitar. SOME PRICE REDUCTIONS are being made in coffee, and it's beginning to taste better already. — Lexington Herald. IF YOU CARE for sarcasm here is a safety slogan that is going the rounds: "Watch out for school children — especially if they are driving cars. —- Memphis Press- Scimitar. Irish Tenor Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Irish tenor, , ' Downey 7 He is a radio- television 9 Educational group (ab.) 10 Softened oath 11 Feminine . appellation 13 Form a notion 12 Bamboolike 14 Interstice S 1 * 355 15 Divisions of l9 Scottish long poems sheepfold 16 Kind of plant 21 Black bird* (var.) 22 Before 17 East (Fr.) 23 Tensile 18 Pewter coin strength (ab.) of Malaya 24 Unruffled 20 He has a 25 Deeds brilliant career26 Journey 21 Is displeased 27 Ancient Irish 25 Perfume capital 28 Gist 29 Aerie 31 German river 45 Chilean 35 Close-haired workman dog 37 Symbol for niton 38 Expunges 39 Tatter 42 Titles 43 Pasteboard 32 Desire 33 Deceased 34 Weary 35 Antiquated 36 Kind of wrench 40 State 41 Odd 43 Heart 46 Title of respect 47 Tiny (Scot.) 50 Idolizes 53 Subdue 58 Tune anew 57 Complete 58 Male bees 59 Knots DOWN 1 Rodents 2 Harem rooms 3 Lease 4 Make lace edging 5 Siouan Indian 6 Birds'homes 7 Demons 8 Anger 30 Crate 44 Czech river 47 Mix 48 European blackbird 49 Greek war god 51 Operate 52 Compass point 54 Girl's name 55 Station (ab.) 32. 2t> SO 10 IZ

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