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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 23, 1954
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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 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 Sok National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post* office at filytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- grew, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year. 12.50 for -six months, $1.25 tor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations I thank God, whom I serve from my forefathers with pure conscience, that without ceasing I have remembrance of thee in my prayeri night and day. — tt Timothy 1:3. "* * '":'• * .'.-.-. - A good conscience Is the palace of Christ; the temple of the Holy Ghost; the paradise of delight; the standing Sabbath of the saints. — Augustine. Barbs Peach preserves'keep much better if placed on a top shelf — if there are kids in the house. * * ';•. * •'.."•'• ' : : "Taxe* Help Bolster Our National Defense" — headline. At least they keep people lip in arms. * * # Any girl who is invited out to dinner several times a week knows there is real food value in dates. * * # Steady people often are kept that way by 0*ok balances. * * # '•.,: AM convicts probably would like to have women governors. It's easy to beg a woman'* pardon. Politics and the Farm Bill By removing certain crop restrictions imposed earlier this year, Secretary of Agriculture Benson has pulled the stinger, from what undoubtedly was the- toughest decree the nation's farm* era have heard during Benson's tenure. .Much has been made of the possible-value of the new flexible price support program in reducing the nation's groaning farm surpluses. But the power to vary support price levels would be unlikely alone to have too much effect. Acreage must also be controlled. "Thus if wheat supports were lowered acreage controls on. wheat output would "prevent farmers from simply increasing production to get the same total money return despite lower prices. Benson was among those who-realized however, that this solution might be .seriously limited, that it might do little to cut the general farm surplus, whatever it might do for particular crops like wheat. For farmers barred from producing more than a given acreage of wheat would simply shift to other high-priced crops and build up excesses there. Consequently, Benson decided to try to prevent that shift. He decreed that where a farmer was subject to acreage control on a particular crop, he would forfeit support benefits if he turned the diverted acreage over to other support or high-price' cash crops. Now Benson has largely reversed this decision, and will allow diverted acreage to be so used, with some exceptions. The word "hardship" is employed in explaining this action. Undoubtedly many farmers would have felt severely the effects of the original restrictions. Nevertheless, the secretary must have understoon this prospect when he imposed them. What seems a more likely explanation is that even Benson, for all his tremendous courage in dealing with this most difficult problem has to take some account of the political realities. Farm income has been below peak levels for many months, but the farmer still Days dearly for the things he buys. Flexible supports do not promise higher prices in the immediate future. To add "severe general acreage limitations is to press the farmer as he has not been pressed in a long time. With crucial congressional elections but A few weeks away, the Republican political high command is genuinely concerned kbout the farmer's voting reaction. Btnson his resisted pressures of many torts for ilmost two years, but tht squtnt on him in this current situation •urtly must have been VIEWS OF OTHERS A 'Czar' The Answer? The decision by top comic book manufacturers to appoint a 'czar' to censor these books may have a good effect of preventing the publication of the type of "comic" books which would have an undesirable effect on the minds of youth. The move is in line with the efforts of the comic book industry to clean house by undertaking self-censorship, thereby precluding any sort of government censorship. No doubt the comic book publishers were spurred 'ia their efforts to find a czar by the recent arrest of the four Brooklyn teenage boys who committed various callous acts of mayhem and unmotivated murder. The leader of the gang, Jack Koslow, was said to have been a fan of the mayhem-type comics. However, although the appointing of a .czar is in keeping with the American tradition of freedom of the press on the one hand, and conformity to good taste and sound morales, on the other, we wonder if it will do any good. .After all, are all of the comic book publishers to participate? The news report said "top". To us the word "bottom" may be used to describe those publishers who deal in the vile dirt type.—Portsmouth Star. School Teachers What teachers need to make a success of their efforts is kill and enthusiasm in selling their product: 'Education. That's what new recruits to the teaching crops of New Orleans public schools were told in an organization conference. Today's successful padagague is many persons: A super-salesman who can convince that school work is -worthwhile, absorbing fun. A cowboy who can lasso pupils' wandering thoughts and get them back inside the class* room corral A soldier who can repulse aggressions of - space men and comic books. An athlete fast enough to be several hops, skips and jumps ahead of agile juveniel minds. All of thes plus a modern job, a diplomat, a scientist and, of course, a scholar. And a banker, too; for entrusted to them is the community's prized possession, its youth,™K"ew Orleans States. They Out-Talk Men Southerners don't talk so fast but In the long run they talk-more than Yankees. The Richmond News Leader finds;thet Richmond has 6.15 calls per day per telephone whereas Chicago has only CIO. Which do more talking—men or women? Th* News Leader took a poll of 12 men and 12 women. It was a tie—12 to 12. The men all voted for the women and the women all voted for the men. A secretary said she had to "wait for hours to take dictation while her boss gabbed on the phone." The boss said, "That girl hangs on the phone all day." We vote,for tht women. A man on the phone fidgits to get onto something else. A woman just settles down. In eastern North Carolina a salesman was trying to sell a radio set to two bachelor brothers who lived out in the country. The salesman pointed, out to them that a radio was just the thing to bring them entertainment they needed to liven their dull live*. "We don't need a radio," they said, "we're on a party line now." One guess as to which sex they were listening to —Oreensboro (N. C.) Daily News. Remarks of Chief Justice Warren at the recent 103rd commencement of MacMurray College for women are bound to be misinterpreted. Nowadays he said, "The truth can not be acquainted merely from the spot news for the day."-Prom this it will be generalized that newspapers tell lies. Newspapers report, spot news. Some of that news is what somebody said at a Senate hearing or a luncheon speech or on the witness stand. What the quoted say may be untrue, but it isn't long until the truth outs. That, too. is quoted by the responsible editor. Newspapers don't make news. They report. They who misquote or distort can not last long, for competing in both the gathering and presentation of news is a powerful force for the true picture. Of course, a hitch comes when "truth" may or may not be the truth, but his honest appraisal of it. There's a difference, too, between truth and opinion. The two may be-far apart as the poles. And they may be identical. But opinion based on an , untruth is-soon discovered for what it is.—Dallas News. Nothing Wrong That November Won't Cure" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Nota ble Quotables: Tony Martin, beam ing about wife Cyd Charisse's sue cess as a film star: "She can handle success. She' a level-headed woman. Most worn en who become big stars develop an odd sort of masculinity. They'r aggressive. They lose the charm of femininity. But Cyd remains beautifully feminine. She lets her agents do the worrying for her.' VIRGINIA MAYO: "The reason gentlemen prefei blondes is that blondes know wha gentlemen prefer." NEA Stnfct, IK. Peter Edson's Washington Column —• GOP Disappointed over 'Spoils;' There's No Ph.D, Union'-Yet KIRK-.DOUGLAS, turning down the role of-host on a TV dramatic show: "Television work> should be interesting and exciting. Just being a host isn't it." JANE RUSSELL, after Jeff Chandler accidentally pulled out a handful of her hair in a scene for "Foxfire": "I like the caveman type oi actor." - . ••« WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Republicans who may have thought they would get thousands of lush, top government jobs in the switchover from 20 years of Democratic rule have been sorely, disappointed. Outside of postmastersnips and armed service promotions, fewer than 3,000 presidential appointments have been submitted to and confirmed by the Senate - in the 83rd Congress. They were divided about equally, 1,455 the first session and 1,464 the second. ' This shows 'there was no great housecleaning in the political change of administration. Many of these appointments were transfers of career employes and some were replacements for the first round of Republican appointees who resigned. On postmasterships, which are now supposed to be nonpolitical jobs, only 75 nominations were confirmed by the Senate first session. In the second session, after re-examining all applications, the number of postmasters confirmed went up to 1,777. Atomic Energy Commission doesn't have to worry about a "Ph.D. union"—a labor organization made'up of doctors of philosophy. But labor relations experts in this field believe that it might come some day. Some of the graduate engineers are already organized into a labor union and it's only a step from this to a union of physicists and chemists. They do have their professional society now in the Federation of Atomic Scientists. Tightened security regulations and the withdrawal of clearance "for Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer have changed the nature and purposes of this organi- zation, however, and it is more and more placed in the position of battling for the scientists' "rights." Jerry Voorhis, former California Congressman who is. now executive director of the Cooperative League of the U.S.A., has taken the lead in a movement to have Communist co-ops- operating behind the Iron Curtain kicked out of the. International Cooperative Alliance. I.C.A. now'represents 117 million families in 35 countrie. At the Paris meeting of the international organization this moth, one of the principal items of businese will be to expel all Bulgarian, Czech, Romanian and Russian groups that are not genuine, open-membership, independent co-ops, free from all government controls. The Communists have been step- pin; up their activities to use all international organizations as platforms for their propaganda. That's why American and British co-op leaders want them kicked out of the I.C.A. A couple of stories which have but recently leaked out of last summer's UN disarmament conference in London show how careful the anti-Communist negotiators have* to be in dealing with the Russians. The conference had no more than opened when U. S. General Alfred M. Gruenther, supreme commander of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, came to London to make a speech. In it he ;aid that it wouldn't be long before the U. S. would have atomic weapons in quantity to back up NATO forces. The Russian delegate, Jaco Malik, picked this up immediately and used it as evidence that the U. S. intended to wage atomic bomb warfare. That almost wrecked the conference, and it took some time to get the disarmament train of thought back on the track. At another disarmament session, Moorehead Patterson, the U. S*. representative, was presiding. He heard a commotion at the window behind him and noticed all the other delegates looking up. It was a pigeon, trying to get in. "Open up the window," suggested Mr. Patterson to break the tension, "Let the dove of peace come in." Malik picked up the .idea. "He's been trying to get in for years," he observed, "but the United States always keeps him out." After that, Mr. Patterson decided to keep his mouth shut and not try any more cute remarks. Undersecretary of Labor Arthur Larson doesn't like the name "Workmen's Compensation," which has been given to the system for paying the equivalent of an insurance benefit to people injured on the job. Mr. Larson wants ;o call the system something like "Workmen's Restoration." "The word 'compensation' connotes a sort of paying off, or buy- xig off of an injury," he told the STational Association of Compensa- ;ion Attorneys in Boston recently. 'It seems to imply that the system has discharged its function when it has given the worker or his family a certain amount of money." SPIKE JONES, about his recording studio,; . • .. "Every artist is given a studio in keeping with his importance. Eddie Fisher has. a gold studio Perry Como's is silver. Ours is gray. Makes the mops more inconspicuous." KATY JUKADO, denying a feud with Dolores del Rio, whom she replaced in "Broken Lance" after a State Department ruling: "There was some resentment at first. But Dolores understood how it was. We remain friends." BING CROSBY: "I do-the hardest work of my whole day before breakfast—getting up!" MARA LANE, the British celluloid importation: "I like Hollywood. It offers you the simple life on a luxury level, which is my Idea of living." BEN- GAGE, about his wife, Esther Williams, in their personal- a throat-cutting." "So many people ask about our the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. SO THEY SAY You need at least (25 per cent raise) to keep up with the cost of living, if such a law is vetoed, you've got enough friends In Congress to override the veto.^Sen William Lancer (R-, N. DJ, to National Association.of Letter Carriers. * * * This is th* Jmppiwt day of my life. IVe been waiting for him so long.—Mme. de Casteries learning of the release of Brig.-Gen. Christian de Casteries. -. • • ••'- , •;-.• * '* # . At that time (when in Communist prison, I could think of nothing more honorable than working for peace.—Cpl. Claud J. Batchelor, at his treason trial. » * * We must do as much to prevent road deaths as we would do to prevent death by floods or storms.—Oov. O. Mennen Williums, of Michigan. * * * We hope that no nation will tent stand aloof from the work of this (atom for peace agency.— President Elsenhower. We parents often have . a hard time understanding our children and I suspect that children do a better job an understanding us Perhaps that is the reason so much more is written for grownups about how to get along with their children than for children about how to get along with their parents! One period of youth, namely that cence, has been called the forgotten years of childhood. It is easier perhaps for parents, to discipline or run their children at these ages than it is later on but the thoughts and emotions from approximately 6 to 12 remain difficult for most adults. The attractive eany years, when the words of parents were accepted by their youngsters without question, have passed, but the grown-up approach to life and its problems have certainly yet not been reached. One of the difficulties in dealing with youngsters of these ages is that it is so hard for the parents to think back to- these years themselves and remember how they felt and acted at the samt age. is seldom made. < 3 Friends of the same age are every bit as important to the 8 year old as they are later on. In' fact, in many ways, they are more important because there are fewer of them and'one has not learned at that age that human contacts with others come and go with life. The rules and regulations of parents and teachers are often particularly hard to understand .At the age of 6, death and injury seem entirely unreal and as something that could not possibly happen to oneself. Hence, the warning to be careful crossing the street and similar instructions from -grownups seem merely adding to the confining and senseless rules which are always interfering with fun. In short, the youngster between 6 and 12—and in older and younger years, too—is a real person with normal reactions so far as their own experiences are concerned. The ones who do not have normal reactions in the eyes of the children are the grownups. The problems of youth are every bit as serious to the one involved as those of later years. Evry parent and teacher should understand this and operate their relationships with the youths under their direction accordingly. An excellent pamphlet on this, subject, called "Understand Your. Child—From Six to Twelve," has been published by the nonprofit Public Affairs Committee, 22 East 38th Street, New York 16, New York. It costs 20 cents. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY Way to Bid This Hand Is Tough South didn't know just how to bid his hand, and mmst experts would share his difficulty. The problem is whether to open the abled him to bid two hearts at his next turn, giving North a chance to choose at a low level between the two suits. As it happened, South landed on his feet because North eventually showed a preference for hearts, and the. final game contract was quite reasonable. It might easily have.worked out badly, since North might have had two cards in each suit and might have showed a preference for spades instead of hearts. My own opinion is- that South should bid one heart with such hands with the intention of abandoning the spades unless his partner is able to bid the .suit or unless the bidding develops favorably. Sometimes this style of bidding misses a good spade contract, but it has the advantage of avoiding some of the really horrible contracts that the other style occasionally produces. The play at four hearts was rather interesting. West opened the ten of diamonds, and South won with the ace. Declarer cashed the top spades, ruffed a spade in dummy, and ruffed a diamond in his hand. He next ruffed his last spade with dummy's ace of trumps "and ruffed another diamond. Then he led a club to dummy's ace and ruffed still another, diamond. When West failed to overruff, it was clear that the queen of hearts was in the East hand. South simply got out with one of his small clubs and waited for the enemy to lead trumps and give him a finesse. This line of play produced 11 easy tricks. married life, I have to explain w« swam down the aisle at our WADING ceremony." HOWARD DUFF, about- his TV series, ."Johnny Night Hawk": "I thought it was a good series idea, just right for me, but I guess they can't find a slonsor." . SAMUEL GOLDWYN, about numerous television offers: "Eventually,, I might give It * try." MARIE WILSON, as Irma: "We girls worry and worry- about how a new dress will look, and the moment oar fellow get* to the house he says, 'Let's put out the lights.'" CHARLIE FARRELL^ groaning that he can't escape "My Little Margie" trouble even on vacation: "I spent a couple of weeks at e Balboa Bay Club. One day I took, a gang of kids for a fide in my speedboat, Little Margie. So what happens? I wind up on a sandbar and the boat and the kids have to be towed to shore." JOAN VOHS, about her role In "Danger Point": "Three-D movies are dead,.bat I'm just playing my first 3-D role —disheveled, distraught and drunk." GILBERT ROLAND, about keeping fit: "I owe it to tennis, with * little swimming on the side—and a little sun on th* other side." ADELE MARA, happily married to scripter Roy Huggins: "More movies for me? I doubt it. Unless the role of a lifetime comes along." DANNY THOMAS: "A banket tells a bad Joke and nobody 'says anything about it. But, , just let a comic pass a bad check." JANET LEIGH, on public rela- ions of film stars: "Each of us fortunate enough to be asked to do an interview or pose ;or a picture is lucky. Our success is largely in the hands of the jublic and. the press is one of our chief links with that public." DAN DURYEA, on the "Fox"ire" set about warming up for his movie villainy: "I sneer into my mirror when ;'m shaving. Sneers and chuckles 'or a wild torture scene in which may merely break a guy's arm. Gleeful howls for a cliff-pushing >equence, aAd real belly laughs for appearance act: SUSAN HAYWARD, in Motion icture magazine: "Of course I want to marry again. But I won't marry an actor. Not ever." DIRECTOR ROUBEN MAMOULIAN, about film critics. "Without critical faculty we can have no progress. 'Where there is n artist there must be a critic." 75 Years Ago /ft Blythevillt — Mrs. 0. O. Hardaway was elect- d president of the St. Stephen's Episcopal Church Auxiliary yes- erday afternoon in a meeting of he home of Mrs. F. L. Engler. Frank Huffman of Steele spent unday here visiting relatives. B. B. Goodman of Memphis has ome here to be associated with he Hardaway Cotton Company. World Riven Answer to Previous Puzila A NEW "mechanical monster" called the rhinoceros, has been invented and tried out in the swamps near Indianapolis. This huge truck with a hydroject unit is said by its nventor to be ready to succeed the present "slow-moving trucks." This >oy must have been too busy to go ut on the roads lately.—Lexington Herald. POEM In Which I* Contained A ommentary Anent People Who Beray a Trust: Persons who indulge in gruft Must be more than •lightly daft. —Atlanta Journal. NORTH It South 14 2* 3* Pass EAST AQ108 ¥Q762 4KJ43 #K10 SOUTH (D) 4AK74 VKJ1085 #542 Both side* vul. Wett North EaH 2* 34 4V Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass. Pass Opening lead—f 10 ACROSS 57 Fiddling emperor DOWN 1 Seed covering 2 Ballot 3 Auricular 4 Cuddled 5 Darlings 6 Sea eagle 7 Consume 8 Musteline mammals 9 Greet K A 40 River's flood 19"P6ur on troubled waters" 20 Transaction 22 Fruit 23 Uncommon 1 Shakespeare's river 5 Scottish river 8 Mississippi tributary 12 Fixed course 13 Age 14 Russian news agency 8 Musteline 25 Garment 15 Medical suffix mammals 26 Very (Fr.) 16 Social insect 9 Greet 27 Tardy 41 NarrOW filkt 17 Incline 10 Small island 28 German river Tj £ arrow nuei 18 Church reader*! Hops'kilns aaM*«»,>.i ««ouon 20 Removes 21 Fairy fort 22 Through 23 Entangle. 28 Plants 30 Mimicked 31 Asiatic inland 24 Mimics sea 32 Baranof mountain 33 Legal point 34 How 35 Plant part 36 Venerates 38 At that place 39 Tasmania (ab.) 29 Identical 31 Points a weapon 34Rip 35 Irish river 37 Everlasting (poet.) 38 Golf mound lady 46 Always 47 River in Italy 49 Arabian garment 50 Groove bidding with one heart or one spade. If you bid one heart on such a hand, your partner may bid one no trump or two diamonds. Your hand doesn't look very good with such a response, so you are reluctant to bid two spades since that is likely to force you up to three hearts. And yet you hate to suppress the spades altogether. The actual South player sought a solution to his•• problem by bidding the spades first. This en- 41 Italian river 44 Loving 48 Jewish month 49 Brazilian • macaw 51 Church part 52 -"• <tr river, in India 5) Ukrainian rive? 54 f ortbodt 33 If Goddo5t of infatuation ft Zt> ZZ W K) II

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