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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 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, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And I was afraid, and went and hid thy talent kt the earth: lo, there thou hast thai is thine. — Matthew 25:25. Why what should be the fear? I do not set my lief at a pin's fee; and. for my soul, what can it do to that, being a thing immortal. — Shakespeare. Barbs The Chinese language has only about 15,000 words, but its very difficult because none of them" is English. v v ^P Now we can wear to the office clothes we Hesitated about wearing: before — and blame it on high costs. Water shortage has caused sprinkling bans in many cities. It won't be lawn now. * * # When new wallpaper is needed lots of folks decide to do it themselves and get all wrapped up in their work. Dewey's Last Stand? Because Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York reversed himself in 1950 and ran for a third term after saying- he would not, some skepticism inevitably greets his new announcement that he will not seek a fourth term. But there are signs he may mean it this time. For one thing, the governor's language was stronger. He said he would not run "under any circumstance." This suggests a draft would fail. Then, too, it is four years later. Dewey may have genuinely wearied of political campaigning after going three times for the governorship and twice for the presidency. Furthermore, it is certain his collection of enemies is larger now, both within and without his party. Not- even the ablest executive avoids treading on toes. Some men assert that political ambition never will die in Dewey's breast, that he still would like to occupy the White House. Whether or not that is so, a return to private life is not necessarily inconsistent with such ambition. Dewey will never be wholly a private figure. Dewey's contributions to his party have been large. At a time when it seemed to be popular to suggest that only one major party was fit to govern, he demonstrated a Republican's high capacity for executive leadership in a political setting —New York state—second in importance only to the national administration itself. He maintained a high performance level through nearly 12 years. Though he twice tasted the bitterness and frustration of defeat for the presi- dercy, Dewey for the most part ketrt his balance and tried to cast his political weight toward the moderately progressive' side of his party. Whether or not one regards that as an admirable accomplishment, of course, depends on where he stands in the political spectrum. But it cannot be denied that Dewey was effective in exercising political power in behalf of the forces he allied himself with. He managed twice to capture the GOP presidential nomination over more conservative elements, and in 1952 was the most powerful single factor in Gen. Dwight Eisenhower's successful fight over conservatives backing the late Sen. Taft of Ohio. Mr. Eisenhower and his supporters obviously will miss Dewey's heavy influence in their behalf. What this will mean for the President's future, for his position in the Republican Party and for the GOP's liberal elements, the political sages can only guess. I seems sure, however, that if Dewey sticks to his announced resolve a " definite milestone will have been marked in Republican Party history. Western Parley Needed Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West Germany is said now to have cooled somewhat toward the British proposal for a nine-power meeting to discuss German rearmament and related issues. Plainly this is not because Adenauer has suddenly become disinterested in the subject. What disturbs him is the prospect that Secretary of State Dulles might not be in attendance. Dulles admittedly is a terribly busy man and he has broken all records for international travel. He has just concluded another important meeting clear 'round the world in Manila, It seems'a terrible imposition to ask him to speed off to London in so short a time. Yet the problem of German rearmament, the whole question of Germany's place in the Western setting, is acute at this moment and must be settled. There should be a Western confernce soon, and Dulles should be present. Elegies It is easy to sympathize with the Long Buckby (England) Town Council's unhappiness over bad poetry inscribed on tombstones in the town graveyard; but censorship is not the indicated remedy. The story is that a widow composed this couplet for her husband's epitaph. Some day God will tell why He broke our hearts and let him die. Long Buckby's Councilmen read and then said that cemetary poetry ought to be more dignified, better measured. They would not, perhaps require anything comparable to Gray's Elegy, but in the future they would edit all epitaphs. But when Walter Green, local reporter, sent out the Council's plan for censorship, debate broke out all over Northamptonshire. The widow said it was her husband, her poetry. The'Council repented and recanted. Lord Beaverbrook's London Daily Express acidly observed that the absurd Councilmen showed up symptoms of a dangerous disease world-wide: "The disease of censorship, the hankering to surpass the facts." Agreeing with the Council only in part, we think we prefer such famous inscriptions as Underneath the grass and underneath the trees Lies the body of Solomon Pease. He is not here, it is only his pod; He has shelled out his soul and gone up to God. There is. also merit in the brief epigramatic style illustrated in the oft-quoted—"Here lies the body of a lawyer and an honest man." This is use-" ful too, since banker, editor or other similar wards may be substantial to suit the occasion.—Ashe- viile (N. C.) Citizen. Ah, Income Tax! To the Catholic Digest we owe a debt for an amusing story of two Hollywood producers, Arthur Freed and Duddy deSylva. both amateur painters, who recently informed their astonished friends that they had sold their first paintings for 51,000 each. They had sold their pictures to each other! Ah but gentlemen, a sale is a sale! A sale is also business. And a thousand bucks are a thousand bucks, income-tax-wise. Now when you render your income this year, that 31,000 will begin to melt rapidly, if Hollywood producers earn as reported. If your income is up in the astrnomi- cal brackets, you may have exchanged on the basis of $4.50 each. Or if no more than the rank-and file of earning, you will probably be allowed to retain $750 each. So, you may have paid anywhere from S995.50 to $250 for the privilege of turning out a work of art and selling it to a colleague. The moral of this reflection is that the income tax can certainly take all the fun out of life.— Dallas Morning News. Out To Pasture There's a farmer out in Mississippi who believes in using the old expression about turning "out to pasture" as something more than a figure of speech. As reward for helping him rear a family of three children, he is allowing a 44-year-old mule to idle away all his days and feast upon corn on the cob twice a day. He figures that is the least he can do for the faithful servant. This is a touching demonstration of affection by man for a beast of burden. The experience of the Mississippi mule is identical with one that is coming to an increasing number of human beings who are becoming recipients of retirement benefits from business, industry and government. Adjusting themselves to being turned "out to pasture", however is not as easy for many human beings as it is for this former plow animal.—Jacksonville Times-Union. Boom orlJust? VIEWS OF OTHERS Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD - NBA )- Hollywood and Grapevine: You can stop worrying about the return of 3-D movies.- There's not a single "depthie" shooting or being planned in Movietown and the final 3-D blues note comes from the Polaroid Corp., makers of 3-D viewing glasses. Net earnings are down to 54 cents per share corn- pared to a peak of $1.56 per share when the movie ads read, "A lion in your lap and a lover in your arms." in "Young at Heart" and says: "They didn't give me better billing:, but at least they named th« picture after me." MAUREEN 0 ' H A R A , who counts Lana Turner as a close friend, was stunned when word spread that she had rejected Lex Barker as her costar in U-I's "Lady Godiva of Coventry". She rushed to the Barkers to deny the story. Zachary Scott's trip to New York was to see his grown-up daughter, Waverly, who arrived from Europe Christine Martel, unhappy with her movie breaks after winning the witn ner mother, Elaine, and nov- Miss Universe contest last year, elist Jolm Steinbeck, Elaine's new will try to make the grade as a hubby. The star recently adopted vocalist.... Moviebound Porfirio j tne 13-year-old daughter of his new Rubirosa added a "working" suit wife > Ruth Ford. to his wardrobe. Price tag: $600. French import Gaby Bruyere nixed a French-girl role because the part wasn't big enough. So-o it went to a Russian doll who had once been to Paris! ... If Marie MacDonald makes good her threat to divorce wealthy Harry Karl, the big question will be custody of their two adopted children. NOW IT'S royalty in TV. Prince Vittorio Massimo of Italy makes his celluloid debut in a telefilm starring his wife, Dawn Addams, in Paris. The royal one's single line of dialog: "No speakee English." Peter Edson's Washington Column — New Plan Is Needed to Repair AES's Ailing Labor Relations Clever ad line for Judy Holliday's new flicker, "Phfft": "Don't pronounce it— go see it." The life of warbler Thomas Moore, first of the swoon kings, is being discussed at Warners. Lenore O. Mummy's book about the regency society idol is due for publication soon. Oliver Hardy was hospitalized recently for a checkup. . . . Howard Hughes has competition in the after-midnight telephoning department. Marlon Brando's calling friends at 4 a.m. for chit chat. WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Behind the past year's not-too-good labor relations record in government-owned atomic energy plant is a touchy problem with " over tones of union politics. Fundamentally, the labor pro blem in atomic energy is tha while the employes work for pri vate industry contractors who op erate the plants, the governmen has a vested national defense interest. Strikes in atomic energy installations therefore can't be allowed as President Eisenhower pointed out when he issued his most recent Taft-Hartley injunction order at Oak Ridge," Term., on Aug. 12. During the war, atomic eaergy workers conceded that there dbuld be no strikes in defense industries. But in 1948, Oak Ridge had the first atomic energy industry strike. It went the Taft-Hartley route. There was an 80-day injunction, which ran out without settlement. Then, after a 50-hour negotiation session, Cyrus S. Ching, director of Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, got an agreement that sent the men back to work. Mr. Ching saw that something special would have to be done to prevent strike recurrences. He therefore recommended to President Truman the appointment of a three-man atomic energy labor- management relations panel, reporting directly to the White House. Head of this panel was Will H. Davis, former chairman of the •War Labor Board and one of the most experienced labor relations men in the country. In return for this special consideration of their problems, the unions gave Davis a waiver on a no-strike pledge, and management gave a no-lockout pledge. It wasn't wholly effective, but it worked pretty well for five years. When the Eisenhower adminis tration came to town in 1953 members of the Davis panel sub mitted their, routine resignations They were -accepted in March For a time there was no labor- management panel. When the White House reorganized the panel .in July, Cyrus Ching was made its cha.Vman That was -fine as far as it went, but for housekeeping purposes, this panel was put under Federa: Mediation and Conciliation Service in Department of Labor. This was in line with President Eisenhower's desire to decentralize his Administration and get a lot of time-consuming activities out of the White House. In this case, it didn't work. Call it petty personal pique on the part of the atomic energy labor union leaders if you will. But their :overnment panel had been downgraded from the White House to a third-level government division which was always under constant pressure from labor and management on all the other U. S. labor disputes. Atomic energy leaders took the bur-month interval when there was no White House panel to de- Jare that its death had voided all heir past no-strike pledges. Their •rievances were being given no ;onsideration, they said. And the past year of troubled labor rela- ions in atomic energy began. Since that time there have been trikes over wages, hours, working onditions, housing, health, community facilities like schools and 11 kinds of fringe benefits. A complicating factor in this ituation is that the atomic energy usiness has expanded from three main installations to a dozen with ver 1500 employes. Hanford has 8,500, Savannah River 20,000, ortsmouth 22,000 and Oak Ridge 7,000. The Atomic Energy Com- mission itself has 6000 government employes. But its contractors have 137,100—of whom 73,600 are in operations and 63,500 on construction These involve hundreds of labor contracts- with that many contractors and subcontractors. Many contractors work on a cost plus basis and don't care what wages or fringe benefits the government has to pay. Uniform wages and working conditions are next to impossible under these circumstances, even though union leaders might like them. There is also little possibility that Congress-would pass a law authorizing uniform pay scales as it does for government employes. Shelley Winters heads back to Europe for "I. Am a. Camera" after completing "Night of the Hunter." The flash from the poundage scales at Las Encinas sanitarium at Pasadena is that Mario Lanza is almost down to the weight he held when he was starring in MGM's "Because You're Mine." Lanza will continue to shed blubber until Sept. 20, when he begins rehearsals for his big TV bow with Betty Grable. NBC's said to tie looking for a big variety show format for Margaret Truman. Prediction: Nevertheless, a conference of Machinists' Union representatives, all cleared for security, is meeting at Los Alamos, N. M.—right inside the big laboratory there—to discuss these problems Sept 9-11. CIO President Walter Reuther and AFL Metal Trades President James Brownlow met recently with AEC Commissioner Joseph Campbell and General Manager Kenneth Nichols. One new point jrought up by'Mr. Reuther was te need for an AEC Labor Advisory committee to help plan pol- '.ce _on their common problems. Something of this kind may be worked out to repair the damage o AEC labor relations since the old Davis panel was killed. Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell's designation of Davis L. 'ole as head of a new five-man commission to study atomic labor elations is the first step in this jrection. ole, who succeeded Mr. Ching as Director of the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, vas not continued in that post y the Eisenhower administration, he's called back to handle ts number one labor problem. Jilla Webb, a dazzler, will be the next doll to knock cafe society for a loop as a sultry warbler. Gig-Young's beaming about his first film at Warners since 1951 when he won an Oscar nomination for "Come Fill the Cup." He's of making the unusual bid when that is possible. Despite the strength shown by this invitational bid of two no-trump, North man- Advice to movie he-men: Don't argue with Gordon Scott, the screen's llth Tarzan, who is claiming the screen's most rugged actor title. A Portland, Ore., boy, he was discovered flexing his mus- cules as a lifeguard at the Hotel Sahara pool in Las Vegas. During the war he taught hand-to-hand combat and judo and then, as an MP, transported dangerous prisoners. HELEN HAYES' MATE, Charles MacArthur, is collaborating with Ludwig Bemelmans on Helen's next Broadway play, "To the One I Love Best." It's from the Bemelmans biography of the late Lady Mendl. Ethel Barrymore completed her autobiography, as yet untitled, and delivered the manuscript to Harper Bros, and the Ladies' Home Journal. Diana Lynn's pals, aware of her complex about playing the piano in her screen assignments, are bug-eyed over her agreement to tickle the ivories in her co-starring jicture with Burt Lancaster, "The iCentuckian." . . . Now it's an overseas challenge to Cinemascope— another wide-screen process called 'inepanoramic. A French adventure film, "The Gold of the Pharaohs," is the first to use the new process. Adolphe Menjou's dim view on the Doctor Says— Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Year after year questions on a . pear underneath. skin disease known as psoriasis continue to pour in. Most recently Miss J. S. and R. N. have inquired for information concerning this common ailment. I use the word ailment advisedly since while the condition is often somewhat hard on the appearance it is usually harmless so far as life or general health is concerned. Frequently only a small part of the skin is involved with this disorder but it may spread over large areas of the skin. One of its definite characteristics is to come and go with periods of improvement and periods of worsening. The most common locations for psoriasis are at the back of the Unfortunately, like so many other diseases of the skin, the cause of psoriasis is not known. Members of the same family often have psoriasis, however, so that many doctors have commented on the family tendency. Psoriasis begins most frequently between the ages of 10 and 30. It is almost certainly not caused by germs. Innumerable treatments have been tried which seem to bring about good results at .least temporarily, in fact, psoriasis is one of those disorders for which several new treatments are reported almost every year. A large number of these have to feel that there is a special form of psoriatic arthritis. But the exact relation between these two conditions is still a matter of debate. "No one has the talent to fool the people 39 weeks a year." Jimmy Cagney about Jimmy Cagney impersonators on TV and in night clubs: "I gret a big; kick out of them. But I give the best Cagney impersonation of them all." aged to restrain his enthusiasm, [weekly TV performances: West opened the ten of spades, and East played the jack, which was easily read as a singleton. Meredith won with the queen of spades and casually led the king of hearts before tackling the clubs. In the play of the clubs, Meredith led the ace and then the jack, inducing West to duck. The third round of clubs found West .on lead with something of a problem. There wasn't much nourishment in the spades, and South apparently had some idea of developing the hearts. For this reason, West returned the jack of diamonds. The diamond shift was, of course, exactly what Meredith had hoped for when he so casually led the king of hearts at the second trick. East won with the king of diamonds and hurriedly returned a heart to expose the hoax, but it was too late. Meredith won with the ace of hearts and led a diamond to force out the ace. The defenders could now cash two heart tricks,' but they couldn't prevent declarer from winning eight tricks. Deception had triumphed where brute force would have failed. 75 Years Ago In Blythevilli Todd Harrison has been named business manager of the Profile, paper for Hendrix College at Conway where he is a student. Miss Frances McHaney, Miss Jane McAdams, Miss Patty June Davis and Miss Virginia Little spent Saturday in Memphis visiting Miss Nancy Kirshner. It was announced today by the University of Arkansas that two Blytheville girls, Zvliis F.li2abeth Ann Wilson and Miss Churchill Buck, :ave been pledged to the Delta Delta Delta sorority. Mineral Matters Answer to Previous Puzzlt elbows, the knees, the scalp and not stood the test of time and the lower part of the back. Some- therefore one should be extremely times the skin eruption begins No nation outside the Iron Curtain can afford to be indifferent to the fate of any other nation devoted to freedom.—President Eisenhower to American Legion convention! * * * Wishful thinking and political timidity must no longer bar a (military reserve) program so absolutely essential to our defense.—President Eisenhower to American Legion convention. * # # Only at the Cross of Christ, where men know themselves as forgiven sinners, can they be made one.—Worid Council of Churches "message to Christianity." only a few spots on scattered parts of th.3 body. The affected area of the skin usually appears bright red, scaly and flat. There is a sharp line between the involved skin and that which appears completely normal. Psoriasis may gradually spread or stay in the same spot. Itching is unusual in the chronic cases which are the more common; in the acute cases, however, itching is frequent. The skin which has been involved for a long time usually becomes .covered with a thick scale, and if this is removed by scraping, tiny bleeding poiaU *p- cautious about accepting the value of .any new remedy for psoriasis. In many cases of chromic psoriasis, good results may come from any one of the different treatments. The psoriasis then disappears and later returns. When the same treatment which produced good results the first time is tried again, nothing may come of it and a new method has to be attempted. For these reasons, psoriasis is often an extremely discouraging thing for patient, and doctor alike. Occasionally psoriasis develops in a pus-like form which, of course, requires a different kind of management. About three out of 100 patents with psoriasis also hav« arthritis, TbJjt has caused some doctors By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Inventive Player Is Hard to Beat Adam Meredith, whose team is now competing for the championship of Europe, is often described as the best bridge player in Eng- NORTH 15 48542 V962 • 1063 *842 WEST EAST 4K10963 4J ¥ Q10 7 3 V J 8 5 4 • AK974 41073 SOUTH (D) 4AQ7 VAK • Q852 + AQJ6 North-South vul. WM! ftrtfc la* 2N.T. Past Pas* Pas* Opening lead—4 10 ACROSS 1 Where minerals are obtained 5 Mineral used as fuel 9 Unrefined 12 Scent 13 Italian river 14 Compass point n Small cysts 15 Household 16 Fence crossings 20 Sanctified person 22 Concise 3 City in Alaska 4 Upright 5 Feline animal 6 Prayer 7 Noun suffix 8 Mislays 9 Editing 10 Afresh servants 17 Lair 18 Choose 19 Teeters 21 Yugoslavia's boss 23 Pouch 24 Drill, as to 30 Needle case 31 South European 33 Saltpeter 35 Cordial find minerals 40 Deprive of 25 Imitated weapons 24 Oblong piece 26 Strings around 43 Tries 11 II land. In today's hand, played by Meredith in a recent tournament, we see an example of his Inventiveness. The opening bid of two no-trump was surprisingly normal. I used the word surprisingly because Meredith hat earned toe reputation of metal fingers * 27 Eyeglass part 28 Lateral parts 29 Followers 32 Kitchen tool 34 Light 36 Negligent 37 Roundabout way 38 Revise 39 Paradise 41 Penpoint 42 Seine 44 Mrs. Osiris 46 Compensation 49 Seaweeds 53 Poem 54 Twilled fabrics 56 Equality 57 Ripped 56 Cooking vessels 59 Measures of type 80 Half (preta) 61 Snicker 45 Sailors' equipment 46 Heavy cord 47 Kind of chees 48 Metal hoof covering 50 Thug (slang) 51 Poker stake 52 Essential being 55 Hawaiian wreath r r DOWN 1 Fashion 2 Sacrtd uittf * !T m 3 W 10

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