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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A, FREDRICKSQN. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol« 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- gresf, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any iuburben town where carrier service i» 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 If ye know that lie it righteous, ye know that every one that doeth righteousnesc it born of him. — I John 2:29. ..'* * * The Saviour comes in the strength of righteousness. Righteousness is at the bottom of all things. Righteousness is thorough; It is the very spirit of unsparing truth. — Phillips Brooks. Barbs Working to forget gets a person lots farther than forgetting to work. You don't have to be a fisherman to mist » good catch because of a weak line. # * * How is it that agriculture exhibits improve each year at county fairs while crops are reported as worse? * ' * * We always feel better when we see folks shakinr hands instead of heads. The lifeguard is one mere male who gets his picture in the, paper in a bathing suit. Labor Leaders and Politics For some years it has, been apparent that the CIO high command believes its forutnes are firmly bound up with the Democratic Party. CIO leaders have dropped all pretense of impartial political judgement. As the heavy fall campaigning starts, top officials of the rival AFL organization seem ready to join the CIO in the Democratic fold. If this attitude holds, it will put the two major labor federations in the "automatic" category politically. George Meany, president of the AFL, disclosed his organization's thinking on the matter when he said recently that the present GOP government Is pursuing "the cold-blooded philosophy of private management which holds that profits come before people and that the scales of economic justice can be balanced only after the budget is balanced." This does not, of course, reflect President Eisenhower's expressed philosophy of government. The President describes himself as a liberal where human welfare is at stake and a conservative in matters of money management. Nor does Meany's comment square well with what Congress did under ,the first GOP regime in 20 years. A good deal of social legislation was passed, though not enough to satisfy Mr. Eisenhower. Meany's distortions fit neatly with his and other leader's cries of "depression," the battle hymn they hope will bring them back to greater power. Reports indicate that the much-talked of economic slump actually b-vug-Jit a drop in national personal income of only 1.3 per cent over a nine-month period. Since that period ended in April, there h£.s been a slight rise. No one would wish to minimize the upward surge of unemployment that accompanied the business drop, but it is a .fact that new claims for jobless benefits have been getting fewer and fewer in the past several weeks. This easing suggests the worst is over. The deliberately gloomy intepre- tation placed upon events by Meany and the CIO chiefs make it clear they think of the nation's economic problems not as thoughtful, responsible economic specialists, but as propagandizing politicians of the worst order. This is really quite unfortunate for them. It sharply lowers their stature as public figures, and damages their credibility as spokesmen in the economic sphere. Furthermore, it is an unhealthy situ* ation when any segment of society tries to ally itself uncritically and automatically to a particular political party. Parties are human and fallible,, they change in quality *nd character, and * M«mi ' unwise to pretend that any group's welfare can be assured only by fealty to a single party. Luckily for this nation's wofkers, they have shown far greater independence of thought and action than their pat- thinking leaders. The chances are that they'll keep on showing it. Readers Views To The Editor: I was interested in reading ia your account of the Council meeting this week that Mrs. Lewis is still trying to get a gate cut in the school fence despite so many protests. I was sorry that the Council did not take positive action on this matter when it was brought up again this week. I drive by this school every morning on the way to work and I know for a fact how much safer traffic conditions are for the children now that they are not dashing across the street all up and down the block as they did before this fence was erected. I believe this is one of the best safety measures in Blytheville and that we are all indebted to the Jaycees lor having this fence put up. Furthermore, I have often wondered how a business place directly across the street from a school could have a beer license, as I understand this place has. —A Citizen. British Workers Reject'Footsie' Action by Britain's 8,000,000-member Trade Unions Congress indicates the TUC members have better judgement than their egghead political representatives in the leadership of the Labor Party. The Labor politicians have clearly been sold on a Red-Coddling program, as shown by the Attlee-Bevan trip to Moscow ana Red China. But not. the members of the Trade Unions. Congress. The TtTC delegates snubbed Communist gestures of " co-operation" ana heard one of their top leaders comment acidly about visits behind the Iron Curtain "where people go and get indoctrinated." The convention supported the anti-indroctrna- tion leader by declining' an invitation from the Russians' to send a British delegation to Russia. It is rather significant that the union members turned down the bid at a time when the Labor Party leaders are on the last lap of just such a tour—only a more dangerous one. The free world has been "co-existing" with the Communists for about 35 years—but we should remember that during this "co-existence" a number of nations have been gobbled up and others .have been victims of aggression. The game of footsie with the Reds that the Labor party is playing is one that aids nobody but the Reds. It is encouraging that Britain's Trade Unions Congress has declined the invitation to join the play.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. Nice Clean Town We have been reading that John L. Lewis' United Mine Workers have about put the coal miners out of business. Incidentally, most of the miners are on welfare. Their demands for more and more wages made the price of coal so high that the big consumers had to find a substitute. The substitute is the Diesel engine. A friend of ours, just returned from the very heart of West Virginia's coal mining district, says that the old town is clean now, Whereas it was terribly dirty, heretofore. "Why?" we asked. "Because," was the answer, "all the railroads up there have Diesels now, instead of coal burners." And that is in the very heart of the coal mining region. The miners won their battle, but they lost their war. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. LetTheCampfire Burn! The Illinois American Legion has decided it was mistaken in branding the Girl Scout organization subversive. What a relief! We may now watch the campfires burn without that haunting suspicion that they may be smoke signals for Moscow. Wonder if anybody has thought to check the Ladies Aid Society? —Johnson Sity (Term.) Press-Chronicle. SO THEY SAY Phoenix Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA —Exclusively Yours: Claude Jarman, Jr., the boy actor who decided he would rather be a doctor than an actor, has changed his mind. Now 20, handsome and six-foot-two, he's back in Hollywood without the father who guided his career in 1946 when he starred in '"The Yearling." He was visiting the set of MGM's "Hit the Deck" with an agent when I spotted him. 'I'm going to try again," he told me. "If it doesn't work, I'll go back to Nashville and finish up at Vanderbilt University. "I tried to pursue medicine, but I didn't get into it too vigorously. I jruess I have some ham in me. It drew me back to Hollywood." Is he worried about the jinx that pursues former child stars? "If I could get one mature role that would take me over the wall, I wouldn't be in such bad shape. But right now everybody looks at me as being very young and that's not good." Peter Epson's Washington Column- Dozen Scientists Get Tangled In Security Program Red Tape WASHINGTON—(NEA) — A dozen scientists from the U. S. government's National Institute of Health at Bethesda, Md., had to be given a new security check before they were cleared to take part in the program of the International Congress of Clinical Pathologists, meeting eight miles away in Washington during the week of Sept. 6. This newest development in the government's apparently ever-widening curbs on the freedom of scientists to go where they please and speak as they please is the result of a system set up to check security clearances on Americans going abroad or foreigners coming to the U. S. for international conferences. I But once the machinery was set up for checking these movements of scientists, it simply couldn't be changed to make exceptions for Americans attending international scientific conferences in the United States. Their clearances had to be ground through the mill just like the others. Fortunately, no American scientist got caught or hurt in this processing. All the National Institute of Health specialists were cleared and read their scientific papers on schedule at the Shoreham hotel. But this does represent a new high in government security precautions —for what amounts to a 25-cent bus ride from Bethesda to Washington. There isn't anything that can possibly be secretive or subversive about pathology, which is the sci- ence of disease. A pathologist is a kind of doctor's doctor. In an operating ward, the surgeon will give a piece of diseased tissue to the pathologist to have him tell what's wrong with it. He may find cancer. Or he may find, for example, that an appendix has been cut out for the $100 fee and not because it was infected. Among the Washington scientists who had to be cleared for this international pathology conference and the subjects of. their papers, in nontechnical language, were these: — Dr. Chapman H. Binford, variations of fungus in tissues. Dr. Sidney J. Cutler, probability of cancer for smokers. Dr. Thelma B. Dunn, comparison of lesions in mice and men. Dr. George L. Fite, leprosy patterns related to geography. Drs. R. J. Huebner and W. P. Rowe, a new group of viruses possibly responsible for respiratory tract disease. Dr. W. C. Hueper, occupational diseases in modern times, coming from pesticides, detergents, sprays, paints, cosmetics, etc. The more doctors can freely exchange information about these and other far more technical subjects in the 250 papers on their Washington program, the more rapid will be the conquest of disease. That's why many scientists complain that overemphasis on censorship and security clearance may become a roadblock to progress. As Dr. J. R. Schenken of Omaha, Neb., president of this International Congress on Clinical Pathology, put it in his address: "We meet as a group of scientists who have specialized IR medicine, in an atmosphere free from government restrictions, military censorship, or the security surveillance of secret police . . . But what assurance do we have that medicine will continue to remain outside the domain of security regulations, secret police, political restraints and the like?" The way the U. S. government got into giving clearances to its own delegates ,to this meeting is the usual story of red tape which, once wound up, had to be unwound as a matter of routine. Last year congressional appropriations committee members complained about the amount of travel by members of the U. S. Public Health Service, uner which National Institute of Health operates. A checking procedure was then set up. On all requests for travel, it was to be determined first, "whether there was enough money to pay for it and, second, whether the person doing the traveling had full security clearance under the President's executive order 10450. Anyone attending a national conference in the U. S. requires no clearance. Or, anyone attending an international conference in the U. S. needs no clearance if he just goes and listens, keeping his mouth tight shut and taking no part in the program. May your golf scores be under 80, and the fish you catch be as big as the ones that got away,— Legion Commander Arthur J. Connell to President Eisenhower. * ¥ ¥ There is no true love outside of Christ.—Evangelist Billy Graham. * * 9 I regret to have to say that M. Mende*Prance wanted to destroy the European defense Community.—West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. « • • Today each American family is poorer b«- cause of what has been given away by an administration dominated b> a concern for bis business. —Jack Kroll, director, CIO Political Action Com- tutte*. J the Doctor Says— Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. With opening of the schools the risk from whooping cough rises rapidly. A single child with whooping cough entering school can spread the disease to most of the rest. Children from one to 10 years old are most likely to be attacked, but older children, adults and infants under six weeks old can catch it. In infants and old people it is particularly serious. Vomiting often accompanies whooping cough and when tiny children get the disease they may become starved and thin simply because they are not getting enough food. The time between exposure and appearance of symptoms varies from four to 20 days, but is usually about 10. At first the symptoms seem like an ordinary cold, with slight fever, running nose, watering eyes, and slight cough. After a week or 10 days the cough begins to become worse and the typical paroxysms set in. The fit of coughing usually begins with a series of 15 to 20 forced short coughs without any breaths in between. The child may get blue in the face and then take a deep breath of air which sounds like a whoop. in bed, good nursing care, and special attention to the nutrition, especially if there is vomiting, is necessary. Mos- doctors believe that the vaccine against whoop- cough will give active immunity and protection to children. It is usually best to begin these injections before the child is six months old or at least not later. Those of us who have had whooping cough can usually remember the unpleasant episodes even if it occurred quite early in childhood. power against the best that the East can produce) argued that South should have begun the trumps by finessing the jack: Is this, correct?" An immediate finesse would [ work, of course, as the cards lie. j After all, a kibitzer doesn't have to recommend a line of play until The illness of Fred Astaire's wife may delay Fox's "Daddy Long Legs." Mrs. Astaire has been hospitalized for the second time and Fred is at her bedside constantly. THEEE'S A financial angle to the reason why Ava Gardner hasn't picked up that.Nevada divorce , decree that will free Frank Sinatra. ... The well informed at MGM laugh at reports that Grace Kelly will try for a release from the studio. They hold a seven-year contract and vow she'll return to star in "The Cobweb" or "The Long Day" in October or November of this year. lace-cuffed mint julep dandy in th* opening sequences of "Gone Witfc the Wind," He's no TV's Superman! ... Dorothy Shay's Las V«gas ranch will have plumbing in the Beverly Hillsbilly tradition- gold fixtures Dorothy bought from the French castle of match king Ivar Kruger. Economy note: Warner's "You at Heart" is a new version of the oldie, "Four Daughters," thai starred the Lane sisters and John Garfield. But in the new edition, there are only three daughters. LITA BARON, Rory Calhoun'a Mrs., and Billy Daniels are splitting as a nitery team. She'll do a single. ... Yma Sumac will hit the road fot her concert tour of 90 one-nighters in. a long, long trailer—$15,000 worth. . . . Johnnie Ray's invested in the Red Bank, N. J., Daily News. Arthur Marx's biog of his dad, "Life With Groucho," will carry some scalding asides by Groucho himself. Publication month is November. 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt Latest barometer reading in the Movies-Are-Better-Than - Ever upswing: The movies are leading all industries in stock market gains against a 7 per cent drop in TV and radio securities. The answer is the obvious one I've always argued for: BETTER PICTURES. Marilyn Maxwell called a restaurant to inquire about a lost sweater. "I don't knw the exact siie," she said, "but I know it fit tight!" ( Esther Williams changed her mind about remaining a dry star on her eight-city eastern personal- appearance tour, he act, with hubby Ben Gage, is the story of her life in song and dance. At the' llth hour, Ben himself dreamed up a "water curtain finale—water shooting 15 feet into the air from 500 nozzles in a circular pipe with Esther cavorting around in a bathing suit. The tour winds up with a Nov. 2 opening at the Sahara Hotel in Vegas. ERNEST HEMINGWAY will play himself and lead a gun-and- camera safari into the jungle for a movie about big-game hunting in Africa. . . . Terry Fischer, the widow of Frankie Laine's longtime accompanist, Carl Fischer, is resuming her career as a warbler. . . Vivien Leigh's daughter, Suzanne Holman, has given up dreams of following in mama'i Oscar footsteps. Quit her acting studies to join her grandmother in a cosmetic business in London. Mrs. Russell Fair entertained j members of the Wednesday Contract club at her home yesterday afternoon and had as guests Mrs. Murray Smart. Mrs. J. M, Williams, Mrs. Roscoe Crafton, Mrs. J. P. Friend Mrs. Joe Trieschmann and Mrs. S. Jiedel. Mrs. J. W. Shouse and daughter, Frances, Mrs. L. D. Chamblin and Son, Jack and Miss Mary Outlaw are spending today in Memphis. Miss Jenny Wren Dillahaunty has as her guest, Miss Mary Edwards of Yazoo City, Miss. She and Miss Dillahaunty were roommates when they attended the University of Mississippi. LITTLt L/Z— It's surprising how many women would rather be rwo-faced than double-chinned. Quote of the week from Mae West: "I'm too shy to do live TV." The juvenile set is howling at George Reeves' appearance as a and return a spade, whereupon the contract would be defeated by the ruff. . Most of this danger is avoided by the recommended line of play; and this play also guards against the actual danger of four trumps to the queen in the West hand. SHORTS are wonderful things for a man to wear around the house on his day off, and if a delivery man comes to the door — just sign for the stuff and don't try to explain why you're wearing them: that only makes it worse. — Asheville (N. C.) Citizen. THE FELLOW who sits down on the job and frets over how much he hasn't got is likely to remain that way. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. NOW is the time when some June brides are finding out that dishes have to be washed about 1,000 times a, year.—Mattoon (HI.) Journal-Gazette. ONE GOOD THING was accomplished by the coming of the automobile. At least it put a stop to campaigning politicians calling on* another horse thieves. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Several fits of coughing may come one after the other until a small amount of sticky mucus is coughed up which may bring temporary relief. When vomiting occurs, it usually comes at the end of the whoop. Whooping cough carries some danger to life particularly in infants and old people. The coughing spells place the lungs under severe strain. Pneumonia can develop; asthma, bronchitis, and other lung complications arc fairly common. The whooping coug^h patient should be kept awa^from others who mifht becomt infected, Rest IJACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Servict Look at the Cards Then Decide Play How should South play the accompanying hand?" asks a San Francisco correspondent. "West opened the king of diamonds, continued with the jack of diamonds, and then led the ten of diamonds at the third trick. "South ruffed the third diamond in his hand, discarding the jack of clubs from the dummy. He considered an immediate finesse of dummy's jack of hearts, but decided instead to play the ace and king of trumps. This turned out to be fatal. "If declarer then led a third trump. West would win with the queen and lead another diamond. Dummy would run out of trumps, and West would win a second trick and two more diamonds. And if declarer abandoned trumps, West would eventually make two trump tricks to set the contract. "Some of the kibitzers (there are many of this species in San Francisco, *nd we will tack their luof- NORTH 18 WEST (D) 410 VQ864 AKQJ1Q3 VAKJ10 • 85 *.AQJ EAST 49.8742 49762 West SOUTH 4Q65 ¥9752 • 92 4 10 8 5 3 North-South vul^ North East South Double Pass 1 ¥ 4V PasT Pass ™ Paa Opening lead— K Answer to Previous Puzzlt he nas seen all of the cards, and he shouldn't make many mistakes under those conditions.- If you happen to be playing the hand without the advantage of seeing all the cards, the best play is neither to finesse nor to lay down the ace and king of trumps. You should lead a trump to dummy's ace and then return the jack of trumps. This loses to the queen, of course, but it leaves a trump in your own hand and two trumps in the dummy. As the cards lie,-West wins with i the queen of trumps but cannot gain by leading another diamond. You Would ruff ft diamond in your own hand, get to dummy with a club, draw the last two trumps, and claim the rest. If West returns anything but a diamond, you can draw trumps and get to your hand with a spade to take the marked j club finesse. ' The trouble with taking an im- [ mediate trump finesse is that West; may have two, three, or four small j trumps and a fibid in spades. East j wou!4 wia ftbt' firal trump trie* ACROSS 1 Holland is noted for its 6 The is official residence of Queen Juliana 11 Gets up 13 Rely 14 Father or mother 15 Aerify 16 Note in Guide's scale 17 Hole-making instrument 19 Masculine nickname 20 Unserviceable 22 Clear 22 Hammer head 23 Son of Seth 3 Italian coin 4 Suffix 5 Hangs as if balanced 6 Part of the feet 7 Fourth month (ab.) 8 Machine part 9 Preposition 10 Paradise 12 Scatter T A r> & \ R b E V .1 l_ A R E A IT o E A K" A C A T c N D R E & T A l_ e c D v\ A O '///;. \ t> E C A F E '//// T R A £ L» A 0 Is N K. E T 1 C »/<; A P O R E A & N <M ''///, T 'w ! 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