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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 16, 1954
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PAGB in BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWJ THURSDAY, SEPTEMBERII, 1954 TM BLYTHEVILLE COUKIER NEWS HOC COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, 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 Con- greaa, October 9, 1917. 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 mafl outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations But t have all, and abound: I am fall, hav- inr received of Epaphroditus the things which were sent from you, an odour of a sweet smell, A sacrifice acceptable, well pleasing to God. — FhiMppiini 4:18. * * # Abundance consists not alone in material t possession, but in an uncovetous spirit.—Selden. Barbs Sing with feeling, advises a voice teacher. And may we add — for others, * * # The closer you get to your friends the quicker 'you. ftt-next to them. * * * A collector paid 15000 for pererAl old books car- Ted ifi wood. Probably planning a branch library. .*. * * ^ We'd like to see the statistics that show whether drivers or gossip run down the most people. • •:. '• •'. ".' * . * .'*••' Mo* of tht men who boast of being self-made are the on* who did the poorest job of It. * * * It's strange how little weight scales add to most of the f iah itorie*. We Thought the Sewer Proposal Was Decided Ever sjnce May 18, when Blytheville voters -passed by a healthy margin the sewer proposal submitted by Max Mehlburger of Little Rock, we had been under the naive- impression that the matter was settled except for the business of forming: two improvement districts. So, we are certain, were a lot of -other folks. Other sewer plans in addition of Mr. Mehlburger's had been heard prior to the special election on an $850,000 bond issue for the "backbone" portion of the system. Of these plans, the City Council settled on Mr. Mehlburger's and called the election. Returns from this election showed that 1,121 persons favored this plan while 727 voted against it. That, to our mind, took care of the matter of whcih plan to follow. Overlooked, it seems, in the present delay is, the fact tJiat the bond ordinance passed by the Council and then ratified by the voters is built around the Mehlburger plan. Every figure in the ordinance is based on Mr. Mehlburger's propolsa. The financial phase of the matter is completely predicated on such a system. We aren't trying to sit as a court, but it seems that a switch of plans now would be illegal. This matter needs to be settled authoritatively before any more talk of "cheaper" plans delays things further. Even if such a change would be legal, it would be highly unethical, to say the least. We also feel that "cheapness" of a sewer system can be overemphasized. Everyone likes a bargain, but where as vital a project as a sewer system is concerned, quality must come first. And quality is rarely available at bargain basement prices. We've gambled our collective health for far too many years. We're complete fools if we press our luck any further. Typically American Show Some of the best things in American life are often found to be so intertwined with sentimentality, flamboyance, overdoses of showmanship and lapses in taste that they cannot be separated and enjoyed in a kind of isolated purity. But that doei not mean they cannot be enjoyed. Our political conventions provide an txampl*. Anyone who glues himself to a TV or radio set for the duration of one •f theft) Affairs it in for Mint of tht most boring hours on earth. Good rich corn will come cascading down upon him. He will hear some of the worst propaganda imaginable, presenting distorted pictures of men, issues and events. Yet a few would deny that U. S. national conventions are the most exciting, the most human public experiences most of us ever have a chance to know. Through all the carnival atmosphere, beneath the encrustations of boredom, runs the intense drama of conflict, of clashing wills, of minds bent toward ingenious tactic, of final triumph and shattering defeat. Most important, despite the distortions, the phony argument, and the distractions, our conventions most of the time seem amazingly to pick the acn- didates for high office that the people prefer. In other words, they fulfill their purpose. Another example, from the more frivolous realm, is the yearly "Miss America" beauty pageant in Atlantic City. The other night TV brought us the final hours of this celebrated test of feminine charms. The corn was there in abundance, as anyone would guess. The tricks of showmanship were painfully obvious. The jokes were weak. An air of exaggerated self-importance hung over the proceedings, and infected many of the participants. And still, the pageant held something good. It was warmly human, open-hearted, unashamed in its sentimentality. In all these respects, it was typically American. There was the excitement of a contest, of course, but a deeper excitement lay in catching this cluster, of girls at a moment of great meaning. Diplomats will not furrow their brows nor will cabinets fall, over the outcome at Atlantic City. But to the girls it was important. This was really show business, and some of our social philosophies insist that the sort of fame "show people" gain inevitably "ruins them as human beings.". The evidence on this point is at least conflicting. Certainly up on the TV screen semeed on the road to ruin. The best shot of the evening, the camera glimpse that made the pageant a revealing and reassuring show of genuine human f eeling> was the look of mixed disbelief and happiness on Miss California's face when she realized she had won. A realm of fancy, maybe, this world of Atlantic City, but rewarding and comforting, nonetheless, in a'way that even bright promise from the business charts and the councils of state can never quite match. VIEWS OF OTHERS What's Wrong With Profits? Some.,people seem to have an idea that it is sinful for a business or an industry to prosper — and that its profits represent a loss to other organizations and other people. Oil is an example of an industry which has done well profit-wise in late years, and which has expanded at a tremendous rate in order to meet soaring consumer demand for its products. The head of a big oil company has sharply challenged the idea that his company's prosperity came "by creating wealth that didn't exist before." And then he described some of the economic results of the company's 1953 operations. Dividends of $272,000,000 went to investors who live and spend their incomes in every state and the District of Columbia. The company's taxes in this country alone were $226,000,000. Some 119,000 employes received $692,000*000 in wages, salaries, and benefits. Purchases of supplies and services from other concerns, many of which are small enterprises, created more than 100,000 jobs. Spending for research and development work, designed to improve old products, create new ones, and thus improve everyone's living standards, came to $29,000,000. If that's bad, we need a new definition of the word! — Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. SO THEY SAY unloosen our shackles . .. For there are countless living and determined heroes on the mainland a* well as on Formosa.—Mme. Chaing Kai-Shek. * * * The well-designed woman's slack i« nothing but A bundle of delectible curves, one piled atop th« Other.—Italian Designer Pucci. * * * The full sovereignty of the (German) federal lUpublican no longer be delayed.—German pArlia- Amentary leader Huns Joachln von MerHAti. * * + It is in the Atlantic frumework that new aolu- tiona (to west Europe'i defense) should be atudled. And this time wt won will not WMtt thrte ytara. —Jtance'a MendAj-ftaAOt. That for Ways That Are Dark Be BUS 6iv -4* EVEN BREAK! Pef«r Ed son's Washington Column — Republican Plugs Social Security; Some Federal Jobs Real Nervous WASHINGTON — (NBA)—Un- dersecretary of Labor Arthur Larson got in a good Republican administration plug for expanding the social security system in his Chicago speech before the American Bar Association, and told good story to back up his argument. "When you come-right down to it," he said, "the critics of social security are really saying this: They are in favor of freedom, hu man dignity and of the individual's rights to self-respect and pride—until misfortune strikes and his money runs out. After that, his self-respect, pride, dignity and xeedom can go hang . . . This is i pretty shoddy conception of American traditions. "This isn't a question of being liberal or conservative," Mr. Larson continued. "A good conservative doesn't have to believe as his great grandfather did in every detail. The sort of thing this leads to may be illustrated by a conversation I had with an English friend, Major Millstone. "I asked him why he belonged to the Tory party. 'Why,' he said, 'my father was a Tory, my grandfather was a Tory, my great- grandfather was a Tory, and I j shall always be a Tory.' "Finally I asked him, 'And why are you a bachelor?' "He shouted: 'My father was a bachelor, my grandfather was a bachelor, my great-grandfather was a bachelor and I shall always be a bachelor.' " The pressure of working for the government these days is sometimes too much for anyone who has ever suffered a mental crackup. Thus, in its revision of its basic application "Form 57" the Civil Service Commission has specifically added the query: "Have you ever had a nervous breakdown?" . If an applicant answers "yes" it doesn't mean that he can't work for Uncle Sam. It will just serve as a warning to personnel people not to assign .such a person to a job having special mental pressures. The new form also makes a new demarcation on traffic arrests and juvenile delinquency records. An applicant does not have to note traffic violations "for which a fine of $25 or less was imposed." And no arrests or violation of the •aw which occurred before the age of 16 need be noted on the application. To convince dairy farmers that they must advertise and promote ,heir products more vigorously, Department of Agriculture put on a special "drink more milk" campaign at the Pentagon. Cafeterias in the big defense headquarters have a captive clientele of around 25,000 meals a day. Posters in the Pentagon corridors, leaflets on tables and signs n the restaurants and snack bars were therefore used for 30 days to push milk drinking. The result was a 10.2 per cent increased consumption. One Pen- agon worker in five drank more than a pint of milk a day. Department of Agriuclutre points out that if dairy farmers achieved the same results nationally, all their surplus troubles would disappear. One out of every two children born this year can expect-to be injured in an automobile traffic accident at some time during his life. This is the prediction of American Petroleum Institute experts after a study of the rising trends in accident statistics. One other fact disclosed by this research is that more Americans have been killed in traffic accidents during the past 50 years of automobile history than in all the wars, battles and skirmishes fought by U.S. soldiers from the Revolution through the Korean conflict. Department of Justic and U.S. Attorney Leo Rover will present an entirely new case against Prof. Owen Lattimore before a District of Columbia grand jury. This action follows the knocking out of two of the seven counts in the original indictment for perjury by Federal Judge Luther W. Youngdahl and'eight-to-one decisions in the U.S. Court of Appeals for District of Columbia. The counts were dropped on technical grounds. Rather than go to trial with a technically weak indictment, the government decided to start all over again.- Roy Conn, former chief counsel for Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's Commie investigating committee, worked on the original indictment against Lattimore when he was a Department of Justice attornty. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Behind the creens: "The Moon Is Blue" is still blue to the movie censors and so are the faces of some industry people who have been campaigning for a, complete "modernization" of the film cen- corship cod* The codt it dated for some revisions next month but the changes are far from those expected after '"The Moon Is Blue" became a box-office hit without an industry seal of approval. The Motion Picture Association of American board, sticking to its claim that the code is not "antiquated," insists there will be no wholesale easing of the film industry's long-standing set of moral standards. Only revisions to be approved next month, it is said, will be easing of restrictions on miscegenation, smuggling and narcotics and use, in "good taste," or words like hell and damn. "The Moon Is Blue" remains on the banned list We told you weeks ago that Guy Mitchell and Jackie Loughery, whose divorce is not yet final, were cooking up a reconciliation. Here's a quote from Guy, who is asking that Jackie give up her TV and movie career: 'I'm still in love with Jacie and I've made her a proposition." JEKRr LEWIS, down with Yellow jaundice, is collecting the year's zaniest gag presents. Dean Martin started it by sending him i mah-jongg set, five pounds of eichee nuts and a bag of dirty aundry. It's been a see-saw romance between Dan Dailey and Gwen O'Connor, but Dan's friends are betting it's far more serious than he admits. ... Good news for ilmusical fans: Fifty song-and- dance pictures are scheduled for the 1954-55 movie season. Movie love scenes range from warm to hot but there's a "Noisiest" label on the Maureen O'Hara-George Nader llth Century romantics in U-l's "Lady Godiva of Coventry." Maureen's loaded down with metal costume jewelry and Nader wears a heavy armor- plate suit with chain mail trimmings. Says Nader: "When I grab Maureen and say, •My Darling, come fly with me/ the resulting sound effect* retem- ble the head-on meeting' of two hot rods in a junk yard." Danny Thomas' brother, Paul Jacobs, underwent an appendectomy that had the surgeons sweating at St. John's hospital. He's an associate producer on Danny's "Make Room for Daddy" TV show. HOLLYWOOD'S Taling About: Johnny Weismuller headed for the home screens as the hero of the "Jungle Jim" films, up to now produced only for theaters. . . . "The Big Sheep," with Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall, making a comeback as a Warner reissue. Thornton Wilder's answer to the "Are you interested in writing for TV? question: "I've saved my money. I don't have to." ble of the enemy. West raised the hearts in the the Doctor Says— YEA Service JORDAN. M.D This column is addressed to the parents of school-age children; others may save themselves the trouble of reading it. I am not one of those who feel that people should spend all of their time thinking and worrying about their own health or that of others. Rather it seems best to -spend a little thought on developing a plan of procedure so far as health is concerned and then let this plan come into action through the development of food habits. It seems to me this is particularly desirable in the case of children. One of the points which the mothers of school-age children should plan carefully is the diet. It does not matter much if a single meal is outof balance but it i* important that the total food consumed in a whole day or throughout the eek should contain those substances which a healthy child needs. Milk is certainly one of the best foods and contains calcium needed in the bones and teeth and other important nutritive substance*. Balanced feeding includes some of each of the three major foodstuffs: cheese, proteins including eggs, fish and meat; starches loss of heat from the body but some fibers and weaves do so more than others. Wool is warmer than cotton because the fibers keep air in the mesh and delay this cooling. Rubber clothing has special uses in wet or snowy weather but is not desirable for longtime wear since rubber is not porous and prevents normal evaporation of moisture from the skin. Special attention should be given to the selection of shoes which fit—and this is often a problem for growing children. Nevertheless it is undesirable to wear shoes after they have been outgrown since this lays the seeds for many future foot difficulties. The question of wearing hats has been presented to me. I do not think that youngsters should go without hat* in rainy weather and it probably gives some protection against severe cold also; but I rather doubt that it has much effect on the general health of children except under these circumstances. One final point can b« mentioned though there are others which could be considered. Cleanliness of the skin assist* the proper functioning and for some reason many youngsters find adequate bathing • JACOBY ON BRIDGE East's Bridge Show /s Unconvincing Probably every parent is familiar with the antics of little boys who, with' the jam still wet on their faces, pick up a schoolbook and vow that they've been doing their homework all along. In to- hope of indicating a good sacri- ice bid even though, he had already stretched his 'hand to the breaking point by doubling one ipade. North decided to' end the nonsense by jumping to game in ;pades, and East doubled for penalties on the theory that his partner had a very good hand for the takeout double and raise of hearts. - Practically every bid was a "stretch," although not one of them can be condemned as a bidding crime. The net result was a rather shaky contract with a rather shaky double hanging over it. West began the defense by taking the two top clubs and the ace of hearts. Thai: he led a low heart and put it up to declarer to take | the rest of the tricks. It was obvious to everybody at the table that the contract would stand or fall on a diamond guess. Declarer obviously had good spades and the ace of diamonds for his opening bid, and the burning question was; Which defender held the queen of diamonds? Declarer won the fourth trick with dummy's king of hearts and promptly led out five rounds of trumps. This was where East put up his show. He discarded the queen of hearts and the queen of clubs, hoping that these cards would be considered strength enough for the bidding that he had done and that the position of the queen of diamonds would still be in doubt ' South was not convinced, however, by these shenanigans. He couldn't believe that East would "That's My Boy," CBS-TV comedy series, switching from live to film. That "Need a Jeeves:" employment advertisement in a mov- terest,. and it was never intro- ie trade paper. The young fellow asking for work as valet, chauffeur and houseboy described himself as "amusing:, Insolent, intelligent and tnexperiensed." GINGER ROGERS' unbilled visits to Hollywood TV studios as an "observer." She's studying the medium before her debut next month in "Tonight at 8:30." ... Claudette Colbert cashing a check, for $10,000 for three d£.ys' work in a Ford Theater telefilm, "Lady in Flight." She's no longer a lady in flight from TV and will have her own series for a home-permanent sponsor. Albert Payson Terhune's famous dog stories headed for series auction block. the TV New Yorker Sid Allen's note to Leo Guild: "I honestly heard a trainer tell his boxer between rounds: 'Watch him, he's trying to keep your back to the TV cameras.' " The buzz that Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds will be costarred in a film. have bid the hearts freely and would have doubled four spades with just two queens and a jack. Even with the third queen, East's bidding was barely justifiable. So South played the diamonds by finessing through East, and made his doubled contract. Audrey Hepburn's agerrts are asking $300,000 for her services in the independent flicker she's allowed to make between commitments to Paramount and Associated British. 'I'm still howling about Daily Variety's report of a foursome of Texans visiting a Hollywood country club. As they readied to tee off, one oil man asked what the stakes would be. Replied another casually: "Oh, our usual bet in Dallas—an acre a hole." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Miss Dorothy Jean Higginson is able to be out following confinement due to a foot infection. Rebecca McCall is ill of a throat infection at her home, 1037 West Ash Street. Miss Willie Nebhut has returned from Arlington, Tenn., where she spent a week's vacation. Fruits and Nuts Answer to Previous Puzzle such as bread and potatoes: and a gre *t waste of time and have to fats as contained in butter or oleo, • -----------for example. Most of the minerals are present in as are the the fruits and vegetables vitamins needed. Some thought from the health angle should also go into the selection of clothing. The clothing should be adjusted to the season and climate us well as the appearance. Too heavy clothing should not bt worn In over-hemted rooms, for example. An? tind «f floihiaf dtiaya It* be driven to it. don*, however, It can be over- pArticularly in very .cold weather, and probably A good awrm or tepid bath two or three times A week it enough tx- cept following athletics or under special circumstances. POME In Which I* enunciated A Condition Devoutly To Be SougM: If All the ptoplt could agree What A fine world thte would a*. — AtlAfil* NORTH M 4KJ61 WK107 • XJ107 • 62 •AST 4105 VQJS5 • Qt + Q107I* MOTH (D) 4AQ9S71 V99 A99 If titlMr site 14 Doubtt 24 >¥ PAM Paat «4 PAM Doubte day's hand East put up juit such AH unconvincing show. Tht bidding att th« atage for the show. South hAd A minimum opening bid, And We»t had A light takeout double, both pUyepa being influenced by favorable distribution. North properly redoubled to show hi* strength, And Kut could just about afford, to make A fret response of two h«Art* to the takeout double, Tht second round of bidding wa* { Just AI feverish u the firit. South rebid the apAdtt to indicAtt A food suit but a minimum hand with * tow p«OAlt|r dot* 5 Before 6 American, •writer 7 Age 8 Tropical nut 9 Assigns 10 Requires 12 Pungent mint 13-Mountains (ab.) ACROSS lit grows in bunches 6 Oblong nut 11 Lamprey- catchers 13 Mental state 14 Shrub genus 15 Plant 16 Light brown 17 Aeriform fuel 18 Onager 19 Mortar tray 21 Trapped 20 Nights before 23 Hazards 22 Electrical unit25 Wicked 23 Fondles 27 Pedal digit 24 Domestic slave 28 Ch est rattle 26ScAtten 30 Dine 29 Hail! 34 Steeples 31 Rowing tool 35 Vine fruit 32 Narrow inlet 13 Biblical high pciest 14 Small fishtt 37 MeaiurM of cloth 40 Ran 41 Htbrew letter 43 Caterpillar hair 4SS*Mtnt 46 Paving lubftanet 47Rlvtr la Switzerland ItAwaktn SI Citnif fruit 94 Tauttntd 36 Health resort 44 Rugged 38 Term in. mountain spui horseshoes 46 Scatter, as haj 39 Degrees of 49 Employ progress 50 Oriental coin 40 Georgia is the 52 Rights (ab.) "Peach " 53 Brazilian 42 God of love macaw 55 Thoroughfare 56 Gtrman city 57B«uet (dial.) DOWN 1 AdvAftturt 2 Rtfutf act, M a read W/.

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