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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, October 6, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! THURSDAY, OCTOBER «, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAINES, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES, Editor. Assistant Publisher • PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 1 sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- oflice at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act at Congress. October 9. 1917. . Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bv carrier in the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, S6.50 per year'»3.50 lor six months, S2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS When heaven Is shut up, and there is no rain, because they have sinned against thee; if they pray toward this place, and confess thy name, awl tarn from their sin, when thou afflictest ikem: — I King: S:35. # * * Christ doth not presently after He hath converted a man, convey him to heaven; but suffers him first to be beaten upon by many temptations and then exalts him to his crown. — Richard Cecil. BARBS Six of one and half a dozen of the other — too much dancing or too much sitting them out can affect the heart. * * * A numismatist says that collectors of rare mint are Increasing. We'll take any kind any- bodf wanta to hand out. * * * Good old October is sure to be all painted up with not a dog-gone place to go but Into November. » » * Women make (junta and rng« out of old tie« a*4 men make jravy boata. * * * A woman running for council In an Ohio town actually claim* she Is one of the plain people. Cotton Picking Contest? The National Cotton Picking Contest jg on its last legs. There aren't enough people who care enough to see it that this city continues to stage one of King Cotton's largest celebrations. Rain this year and last have just about put the final nails in the coffin of what is an irreplaceable bit of promotion for this city and its crop—cotton. The contest needs to be revised, revamped and revitalized from top to bottom. Junior Chamber of Commerce shouldn't be expected to carry the ball alone on sponsorship. They have done well enough, but it's doubtful that one of the South's top attractioons should be in the hands of one club no matter how capable. Blytheville's best talents must be put to work now planning a 1956 contest, if indeed there is to be a 1956 contest. The question naturally arises, "Ts it worth saving?" There's no doubt about it. Anything which gets Blytheville, Ark., in the newspapers, on the radios and television sets of practically every city, town and hamlet across the nation is worth the price. Anything which sells cotton, which publicizes cotton, which puts the national spotlight squarely on cotton for no matter how brief a time, is worth something to the people who make their living off cotton . . . and many of us in this area do just that. There is nothing in cotton's kingdom, no similar event, not even Memphis' vaunted Cotton Carnival, which captures as much publicity— all of it free, not for sale at any price—as does the Cotton Picking Contest. It is priceless in that respect. There undoubtedly will never be another idea which will do as much publicity-wise for this city as has that of Rosco Crafton. There are several things which must be done in preparation for a 1956 Contest. First, the budget must be increased. And to do this, sources of income must be expanded. More people must b« asked to share in sponsoring the contest . . . not just the Blytheville merchants. Secondly, committees must go to work immediately in securing a speaker of political note and a personality of some facet of the entertainment world who would capture even more publicity for th« contest. A full broadside of publicity should begin six months before tht conteit. A committee of the top men in tht cotton industry locally plus civic minded businessmen should meet monthly •round the calendar, drawing plans for » successful National Cotton Picking Conteit. And finally, when the budget reach- es full maturity, iome |4,000 to $5,000 should be spent for a full-time secretary- manager who could draw some of the loose ends together. Volunteer work on the part of the citizenry just won't substitute for close personal attention of one man who is vitally interested in the project. These are the major problems which must be solved if the National Cotton Picking Contest is to remain in Blytheville and remain a proud event worthy of nationwide publicity. And it is going to take more than a handful of Jaycees, however able and however willing to put over the National Cotton Picking Contest on the grand scale. It's going to take this entire community. What About La Prensa? General Lonardi, the rebel chief >vho took the reins from Juan Peron in Argentina, says he wants to have good relations between his country and the United The American public will be eager to reciprocate the sentiments voiced by Lonardi under the right conditions. But we want more than lip service paid to freedom, more than mere talk of good will. Americans were unfavorably impressed when an Argentine labor offical said the other day that Lonardi had promised he would not intervene in the present occupation of La Pres'na, the once great free newspaper of Buenos Aires. Peron seized La Prensa and delivered it to the puppet confederation of labor unions. The rightful owner, Dr. Alberto Gainza Paz. brough suit in the Argentine courts for restitution of the newspaper. The case still pends a decision now almost certainly would uphold the claims of Dr. Ganiza, whose family guided La Prensa for three generations. It is to be hoped that General Lonardi will not intervene in the legal restitution of Argentina's free press, no matter what the pressure of the labor unions.- Until La Presna is restored to its rightful owner, Dr. Gainza Paz, Americans will have strong reservations about the new Argentine regime. VIEWS OF OTHERS Jefferson Woud Be Shocked Thomas Jefferson was a great advocate of public education — because he was a great advocate of self-government, and was confident education of the masses would prepare citizens to do a good job of self-government. We have had public education for almost everybody for a long time now, and how do the results compare with those anticipated by Jer- ferson? Well, the city of Los Angeles, Calif., one of the most "progressive" cities in the nation, recently had a survey conducted to learn how much the people know about their community. Half of those questioned didn't know they had ever voted for sewer construction, although sewers are constructed in Los Angeles only when approved by the entire electorate. Half thought the city had a cigarette tax. It doesn't. Half thought the city issued marriage licenses. It doesn't; that is a county function. Half didn't know where the principal library of the city was. Sixty per cent of those questioned didn't know what a bond issue was and 50 per cent didn't know what was meant by a balanced budget. Fifteen per cent didn't know the name of the city's mayor, and 70 per cent couldn't name their own city councilmen. The city fathers were gratified by the fact two-thirds of those queried thought if they went to City Hall with a problem it would get prompt attention. The two-thirds who thought this may have been somewhat optimistic. Certainly in many cities they would fail to get prompt attention — though public services always improve notably as election time approaches. Los Angeles spends a great amount of money on its schools. Its per capita expenditure on education is one of the highest in the nation. Yet the questionnaire sponsored by the city government shows most of the people of Los Angeles are just plain ignorant as far as knowledge of their city is concerned. Thomas Jefferson would get a rude surprise if he could see the results of the Los Angeles survey. — Chattanooga News-Free Press. SO THEY SAY NATO if not a sport! organization. It was not created for preparing sporte competitions nor for playing football. It is known that (Qen. Alfred M.I Gruenther has never been on the list of football team coaches. Everybody knows him as a general who trains for war. —Russia's Nikit* Khrushchev comment* on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. v # * * The (American League) season lasted just one week too long.—Hank Qreenberg, Cleveland Indians' general manager. « * * It is difficult .to find something to criticize about, the (Chinese) Communist regime.—Walter Rickett of Seattle, Wash., Just released after lour yeart In Red Chinese prison. ¥ * * He Just sits like a codfish in front of the television. Hia room Is lined with books, But he won't read them.Mri, Joan Burke of London, England, a«ys her 10-year-old son U "fast becoming r. moron" due to television. A Fellow Could Get Hurt Around Here r^T>«.-••:-*•«?••«--••- - 1 '-'•!•• ---io\ - --'-ftiii ->l-!-V-i-J--S».'f.-"'-- ^•^tK'i^t&i^i Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Ikes New Presidential Methods Proved a Blessing in Crisis DENVE R— (NEA) — Before his heart attack President Eisenhower had perfected brand-new techniques in public administration and political science in his running of the huge United States government from the Summer White House here. This is fortunate for the country. , One oi the keys to Ike's greatness has been a genius for running such giant operations as the war in Europe smoothly and efficiently. His seccet has always been establishing clean lines of authority, picking able staff people and then giving them the proper authority to do their jobs- He has always exercised his control and direction by firm but slight, deft tugs on the reins at just the proper moment. In the special Denver situation he also insisted on an elaborate communications system to keep the agencies and. top officials as close as possible to him by telephone. And in view of the crisis of his heart attack and the period of convalescence which will follow, the mechanics of the whole Denver setup which Ike lias created shapes up as an even smurter operation.; As a matter of fact, some Re-; publican big shots are hopefully! claiming that ihe Denver-type ad- j ministrative technique might permit Ike to run again. The Army Signal Corps installed the communications system for the President. And it functioned beautifully during the acid test it got right after Ike's attack. The open lines to the White House in Washington that had been set up- were promptly used to inform Vice President Nixon and other Cabinet officials of what had happened. Several conference calls involving Cabinet members and acting White House press secretary Murray Snyder — (he ranking White House , staff man on deck at the time— 1 were quickly set up. During these calls all of the decisions were made on how to handle the announcement to the press, who should fly to Denver and who should remain in Washington, and generally what the members of the Cabinet should say about the situation. It was also decided by conference call that Secretary of State Dulles, Secretary, of the Treasury Humphrey and Agriculture Secretary Benson would go on to Ottawa as planned, for an economic conference with Canadian officials. Secretary of Commerce Weeks was already in Canada. But he was in on the telephone meetings, too. As it turned out the whole Denver admonistrative operation which Ike had perfected was ideally suited for the shifting of certain functions of government to Vice President Nixon with no confusion. And it will be perfect for" the gradual resumption of official duties by Ike when his health permits. The President had been spending three to four hours each morning on official chores before taking off for golf. Naturally this meant that his work had been carefully screened to make the most efficient use of his time. And thanks largely to the adroit work of appointment secretary Bernard Shanley the numbei of persons Ike had to see during the week was kept to a minimum What this really did was to give the White House staff experienced sure administrative control over the work load of the job of the presidency. That's in sharp contrast to what (he White House staff would have been able to do if former President Franklin Roosevelt had had fi drawn-out illness requiring a systematic restriction of his work. The memoirs of President Truman, now appearing in Life Magazine, testify to the administrative confusion that existed in the White House following Roosevelt'e death And Truman himself did not come up with any administrative techniques adaptable to the poss bility of his being sick for a long period. Truman performed a mountain of chores in the job. Undoubt edly far more than he needed to tend to personally. Before the heart attack Ike's po litical opponents were trying hart to make hay out of his prolonged Denver stay. They said in effeci that he had vacated the presidency But they were finding it difficul to pin specific bobbles in running the government to the Denver so journ. Now, the Republican party can be grateful for Ike's Denver op eration. the Doctor Says Written for NEA Service By EDWIN t. JORDAN, M.D In our complicated industrial civilization, an enormous number of people come in contact with substances in their o ccupatiorcs which may damage the skin. It is said that at least two-thirds of all occupational diseases are skin diseases and that perhaps one out of each hundred of all industrial workers are affected by occupational skin diseases of varying degrees of severity. There are considered to be a number of predisposing factors in acquiring an occupational skin disease. Any thinning or , breaking of the outer layer of skin, for example, aids the entry of an outside irritant. Pigment of the skin plays a part: the Negro is less susceptible to skin irritants than the white man and among the latter those with thin, blond skins appear more susceptible to some irritants than brunettes. Workers with.thick, oily skin are better able to resist the irritating effects of some fat solvents, but those with hairy arms and legs and oily skin are more likely to develop pimple-like lesions from contact with greasy substances. Ordinarily, perspiration serves as some protection against skin irritants by diluting them; on the other hand, excessive perspiration may encourage some forms of Irritation from solid substances. Age enters into the picture: apparently most workers who develop industrial skin disorders are young and new at the job. The skin of women is more sensitive to external irritants than that of men because it is drier. Occupational skin disorders are more frequent in warm weather—perhaps because less clothing is worn. The presence of a nonoccupntlonal skin disorder, particularly one Involving itching and scratching, will also make a person more susceptible to contact with external Irritants. Personal cleanliness IK the most Important measure In preventing disorders, Prompt and efficient removal of irritants on the skin prevents their long action and, therefore, greatly lessens chance of causing trouble. Of course, the leanliness of the shop or working environment is important and periodic cleaning of walls, floors, ceilings, windows and machinery are useful preventive measures. Most industrial plants have made extensive efforts to lessen the hazard of contact with irritating substances. In some, complete avoidance is extremely difficult but the use of protective clothing and protective ointments or creams have helped enormously. In plants In which irritating substances cannot be avoided there are usually regulations established regarding cleanliness and protective measures. The worker in such an industry would be well advised to study these regulation: and follow them carefully. AT LEAST one thing, nobody'll ever accuse Harry Truman of complacency. — Lexuwton Herald. THE CHIEF prat'im of the head of a totalitarian country lies in keeping the stomachs of his subjects full and their heads empty. — Jackson (Miss.) State Tlmei. ' LITTLl LIZ Whot thii country rmdi ti o JACOBY ON BRIDGE South Keeps Aces at Bay By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Service A regional bridge tournameni usually attracts players from ai least a dozen nearby states, and the tournament that begins today iu Chattanooga is no exception to the rule. Experts from all parts o the South will steam in to play for regional championships under the shadow of Lookout Mountain. A sample of the kind of play to WEST (D} *A52 VKJ7I2 • 4 + J972 NORTH 6 4 QJ 103 ¥84 • KJ952 + A6 ) EAST *87« ¥953 * A 10 8 1 41054 SOUTH 4VK94 «<S63 + KQ83 Both ndM vui. Wei* Nor* Cut Dovth Paw Past Pass 1 N.T. Pan .2 * Past 2 4- Pass 3 N.T. Pan Paw Pan Opening lead— V • be expected at the tournament la shown in today's hand, plnyed by Mrs. Margaret Wagar of Atlanta. Mrs. Wagar has won more national championships than she can count, and the play of thli hand shows why. West opened the six of hearts, and Mrs. Wagar won with the ten The Atlanta expert then led a club to dummy's ace in order to return a low diamond from the dummy East couldn't afford to play the ac« of diamonds, for then declarer would have four lure diamond tricks, ao East played low am Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) —Behind the creens: Popcorn sales at the levies may be BUTTER than ever, too, but I'm not resigning as president of NO-POP—National Organization of People Opposed to Popcorn. Wall Street says 96 per cent of the nation's 2 ,000 theaters and all of the 4500 drive-ins now sell the stuff and a financial paper even bannerlined It: 'Theaters, which also show movies, help account {or $m,QM,WO annual popcorn by sines*." Yes, fellow sufferers—and there are millions of us—the crusade will continue. NO-POP is here to stay, for BUTTER or for worse. 0 Engineers for no-POP, I can tip it, are studying the latest electronic gadget for operating a TV set with a flash of light where you're sitting. Ads for it read: "I f you don't like thut comic, 'shoot' him." NO-POP'S engineers are considering a delightful improvement on the gadget for movie-goers who lite to hear dialogue instead of popcorn munching. Be patient You may yet have sf chance to be a hero by shooting popcorn fiends in the theater darkness around you. Not with flashes of light, either. With real NO-POP bullets! Sidelight on the lawsuit hucled at Mario Lanza by the New Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas is that he could have avoided the legal action by agreeing to sing at the desert spot during the Christmas holidays. Bing Crosby's son, Phillip, is back at Ft. Lewis, Wash., completely recovered from, that auto accident . . . Tony Travis' latest record is titled "Marilyn." It's described as a "bouncy ballad." It figures .... Television's planning a private eye whodunit with occasional songs. Wouldn't that be a whosungit? . . . Ann Sheridan had all of her pals thinking .she. had said adios to liie in Mexico when she bought a new Hollywood house. But three days after Rodolfo Acosta arrived to see her, sh« scooted back to Mexico with him. Rudy Vallee's "selection" of James dean to star in his planned filmbiography, as reported in an eastern interview, was wishful casting. Dean's claiming: "It was new* to me. I know nothing; about it.'* But at the same time Dean told me: "I've been studying staffing- and dancing and Iwould like to d* a musical." Not in the Script: Alan Young, about TV quiz shows: "They're getting out- of Jiand. The other day I was handed a format that would give away mothers-in-law." This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Red Cross Nurse Deborah Kerr and Dewey Martin, as a Marine private, are talking during a game of chess for a scene in "The Proud and the Profane." "Fine," says Director George SL?ton, "The dialogue was great but why no moves on the board?" "We forgot to'tell you," laughs Deborah. "We know our lines but we don't know chess from schmess. Hear It Now: Oid movie stars don't fade. Norma Shearer, dining at Sinbad's in Santa Monica, was the best-looking doll in*the room. Mike Todd's secretary is caustnf as much comment as her boss. She's a Japanese-American bea"y named" Midori Taujl. ..; The H'itnet: Two catty movie queens in' movie fur designer Al Teitelbaum's salon watched a starlet pick out an expensive stole and one of th/m purred: "My dear, the MINK'S not even dry on her contract—and look at her!" . South won with the queen. It wasn't safe to lead another | diamond, since East would take the ace and lead a heart. Hence Mrs. Wagar led a low spade to dummy's queen and returned a spade from dummy towards her own king. If West had taken his ace. South would have been sure of nine tricks; three spades, two hearts, a diamond, and three clubs. When West refused to take the ace of s p a d e s, Mrs. Wagar switched back to diamonds. She had already taken two spades and could now be sure of two diamonds. The two hearts and three clubs were never in doubt, so the contract was absolutely safe. If South began the play by leading diamonds from her own hand at the secqnd trick, East would capture an 'honor with his ace or diamonds and return a heart. This would enable West to establish his suit, with the ace of spades as a sure entry, and Soiith would ue unable to develop nine tricks without tackling the spades. Q—The bidding has been: North Cut South Wot 1 Heart Pass \ Spade Paa I NT. Paw ? You, South, hold: AAQ9S2 VJ4 4KJJ 4QJt What do you do? A—Bid three no-tnmv. Too hive 14 points and rtreafth In til eulti, M yo« do not wmtt for your partner 1* bid the nme which you can well Md yourself. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same ai In the question ]uit answered. You, South, hold: *AKJI ¥74 »KJfl What do you do? Antwer Tomorrow Hedy Lamarr and her husband. Texas millionaire Howard Lee, popped up in Venice during the big film festival but would have no part of the goings-on. Even refused to be photographed. But it ends the puzzlement about whether they've separated. Oh, no. Oh, yes. Sow It's the TV cowboy costume Junior can wear to church looking like a deacon. Hugh O'Brien's, series, "Wyatt Earp," has a kiddie merchandise gimmick due just before Christmus. A line of Wyatt Earp clothes will feature Prince Albert type black coats, gold vests, string ties and black flat sombrero hats. 75 Years Ago In Blythevilli Special equipment will make reception of the Little Rock-Blytheville football game very good tonight. The telephone to be used for the play-by-play account has been placed in the press box fit Haley field and W. A. Afflick will repeat the account to be given by J. P. Friend as announcer from the Little Rock field. Charleviox Chapter of Daughter! of the American Revolution will have its first meeting of the new year Tuesday at the home of Mrs. M. O. Usrey. ' ' The Papooses of Junior High were beaten again last night by the "B" squad of Wynne High School wltn a score of 13-0. SOME small farmers are doing all right — their wives have factory jobs. — Knoxville News-Sentinel. RITA and Aly and Dick. Tend to make us slightly sick. Movie marital mixups myriad. Bring nausea ad infinitum — period. — Nashville Banner. 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