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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 30, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS 1HB BtYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. RAINES, Publisher BARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publish* A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor FACTL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered M second class matter at the post- office at Blytneville, Arkansas, under act of Con- 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 tor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations They abhor me, they flee far from me, and •pare not to spit in my face.—Job 30:10. # * * There is no faculty of the human soul so persistent and universal a* that of hatred.—Henry Ward Beecher. Barbs A college freshman is perfectly safe—if he's locked in his dorm room. * * * rA pastor says that a pleasant smile goes a long ways. And the best part is that it usually comes back. V ' . V - iP With *ome men, it'* intoxicated with love and then, after marriage, punch drunk. * * * Why is it that so many college students think running out of allowance it something to writ* home about? * * * A doctor says tht average life of women has jumped—maybe because, in crossing the street, the women do. The Comic - Book Story The American comic-book business seems to have learned a lesson in the power of public opinion; A newly created trade group which includes most of the industry has taken steps toward banning offensive comic books. Under a code of ethics every book will be read by reviewers. All "terror" and "horror" books will be refused approval * Books which pass inspection will be marked with a seal so that parents can know .at a glance which books are safe to buy. With all the talk about this development, it deserves to be put in perspective. In the first, place it should be-noted that all but a very few comic-book publishers- are-innocent bystanders in the situation. They have never published anything, but wholesome material They have deplored the excesses of the offen- ing publishers. They should not be tarred by too vigorous a brush. Then, too, it should be pardonable if newspapers, as the granddads of the comic cartoon, point out the character of their branch of the family. Your newspaper is now doing, and has always done, a good clean job of entertaining with comics and policing itself all these years, with good taste and jud- gement There are many safeguards. The newspaper comics are produced by organizations with a sense of responsibility and are reviewed, finally, right in each community by the newspapers themselves who are the ones who decide what to print and what not to print. Smacking down a few merchants of viciousness in the comic-book field still leaves unresolved one of the major tasks facing a democracy built with the keystones of free speech and a free press. There are those at one extreme who feel you cannot have "a little censorship." It fills them with dread of a growth toward Hitler-type book burnings. At the other extreme are those who fear, equally, a contagion from poisonous words which would fill .the nation with a soul-sick and misled citizenry. This debate will go on and on while we, as a democracy struggle to hammer out workable rules for our own welfare. At least, in the area of mass reading for juveniles, it would appear that the publishers of comic books can't see public opinion has forced a restraint. If the publishers of comic books can't see what is acceptable good taste they will be made to conform. It spotlights a basic principle which can itand repeating; that the right kind of censorship is that of public opinion. If the people find something offensive it is their right and duty to withdraw support from it. Soon, as occurred in the comic-book case, the public's refusal is certain to bring results. Case History VIEWS OF OTHERS Big Ones Always Get Away Fishing, one—of mankind's oldest pursuits, is at last being elevated to a solemn pedestal of honor in the academic world. A few years ago, North Carolina State College Extension Service established its first salt water fishing institute at Morehead City. The experiment was so successful that this year the Extension Service sponsored a fresh water course in practical piscatology at Fontana Dam lake. Formal recognition of angling as an art has come none too soon. It's not that you can really teach anyone how to catch a fish. There is too much of the occult involved for that The best an instructor can hope for is to impart something of the knowledge of how to bait a hook, tie a fly and swim to shore when your boat capsizes. But the mystic science of holding your mouth right for bass and luring a trout toward your line by sheer Circean concentration cannot be learned in a classroom — even in an outdoor classroom. The real value of fishing is what it contributes to man's philosophical attitudes. For instance, did you. ever see a fisherman who did not recognize the enormous importance of patience- as a virtue? ''There is certainly something, in angling," Washington Irving once admitted, "that tends to produce a gentleness of spirit and a pure serenity of mind." Fishing also - teaches you - — painf'^Uy at first — the art of talcing disappointments. In life and, at the pond it seems that the big ones always get away. But, of course, you have the consolation that you. never lose a little fish. . You also learn about temptation. The trout always bite best on the Sabbath. — Charlotte (N. C.) News. Dewey's Self-Dismissal - One of the riskiest of indoor, sports is trying to _call the turn in politics.' There always are surprises around the corner, and there is no for-sure way of foretelling how the voters may react to them. But we think it is fairly safe to surmise that if Thomas E. Dewey had been a fourth- term candidate for governor of New York he would have been,a fourth-term governor. So if there is any reason behind. Mr. Dewey's de. cision not to run again, other than' an earnest desire to retire, it is far from apparent. A man with 'Mr. Dewey's opportunity for a fat law practice has the privilege of seeking to cash in on it, if he wishes. A man has a right to salt away' something before the years run. out on him. A man who has been 24 years in the spotlight is entitled to a little belated privacy, if that is what he wants. It is Mr. Dewey's life and he has the license to live it his own way. Moreover, the theory of the indispensable man long ago was disproved. Just the same, if we thought Mr. Dewey's return to private life would be permanent, we'd deplore it. This, man is in his prime. His native political savvy and his talent for administration now have been wholesomely ' bolstered by well-rounded experience. He is ripe for a big-league public Job which needs a big-league performance. . We're not making any suggestions, altho we can think of several. We just feel it would be a shameful waste for this, mature talent to go unused. — Memphis Press-Scirnitar. Mama Rebels! Mrs. Winifred de Costa is an English housewife and mother with the grit to do what other moth- ers4iave thought of doing—and didn't. Weary of picking up after her four children (aged 13 to 20) ? waiting on them day and night, sewing, dusting and cooking, Mrs. da Costa decided to give them a lesson. She walked out on them (when they were'nt looking), went to a hotel and stayed there, for four days, while frantic family and police searched high and low. How very like many homes where Mama is taken for granted where her toil and sacrifices are accepted for an established order; Oh, yes, they love her, all right; but perhaps no one goes out of the way to tell her, except on Christmas and Mother's Day., often, on these occasions, the cards, the messages and the gifts are only tokens of the words she longs to hear spoken. The family would be agast at the thought of Mama in rebellion —walking, out on them. That's like the world coming to an end—the house empty, Mama not at her accustomed tasks. Things like that just don't happen—except when one woman in a million—one like Mrs. da Costa—flees from her life as a toiler, and returns home to find herself enthroned as a queen.—Atlanta Journal. SO THEY SAY I'm not afraid of snakes. Man is man's most dangerous enemy.—Author Williams Faulkner. * * # A Hurricane is M unpredictable as a woman, and that's as good an excuse as any.—U. S. weatherman Delbert little explains feminine names for hurricanes. * ¥ ¥ Formosa is considered a danger by the U. fi. and equally by the Chinese. I think it would be a good idea if It were neutralized for a period.— British Labor it* Clement Attlee. * * # To insure victory we (Republicans) must be united. We must put on the same kind of spirited lighting campaign that we did in 1952. If we don't, we are going to lose.—Vice President Nixon. NEW JERSEY GOP Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Gettysburg Address* for Ike; General's Hot Wire Gets Action Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD WASHINGTON— (NEA)— There's a new nickname, for the house which President and Mrs. Eisenhower are remodeling on their Pennsylvania farm to retire to after they move out of the White House. It's called "Ike's Gettysburg Address." Maj.-Gen. John W. O'Daniel, the colorful soldier sent to Indochina as head of the U. S. Military Advisory Group, got hopping mad over the way his small staff was cut back after the fighting stopped. Other commands in the Far East began grabbing the officers assigned to the Indochina mission. So he sent a hot wire to Washington—and got some action. Not only was,his staff restored to full strength, but an additional detail of officers was sent out to help him. While basic policies have not yet been announced, this build-up of the MAG IN Indochina is thought to have some bearing 01. future U. S. military assistance in this area under the new SEATO —Southeast Asia Treaty Organization—set up at Manila. — Two new officials of Department of Health, Education and Welfare drew horselaughs from their staffs shortly after they were inducted into office for remarks which were considered particularly typical of f new bureaucrats. ' When James Bradshaw Mintener was being sworn in, he made the customary speech to a group of around 75 gathered in his office. He would try to fill the great gap left by the departure of his predecessor, Russell Larmon, and make his own contribution. "But I want everyone to know," said Mr. Mintener, "that the doori of my office will always be wide open." The assembled staff guffawed, knowing how hard it is to get to see the boss, when a bureaucrat gets bogged down on his job.. "Perhaps I shouldn't have said that," added Mr. Mintener. Then they really did laugh. The new Social Security commissioner, Charles Irwin Schottland, called his staff together after he was sworn in, to find out what they all did and who was responsible for what. "I'm already receiving numerous requests to make speeches." said the new commissioner, "and there will be some I'll have to do. Who digs up the basic material for the text of my speeches?" The staff laughed. Mr. Schottland looked up a little surprised, not seeing the joke. "You must know," one of the staff explained with a big grin, "that this administration doesn't hire any ghost writers for speeches. You're supposed to write your own." Mrs. Gorge Humphrey brought back from her vacation at home near Cleveland. Ohio, a new story on her secretary of the treasury husband. Mr. Humphrey had always made a point of being on friendly terms with the children of his executives in the . M. A. Hanna Co., of which he was president. One of these executives told Mrs. Humphrey that his son had come home one evening, saying that he had been out playing "Humphrey." "You mean 'Mr. Humphrey,' don't you?" corrected the father. No, the boy said he meant just "Humphrey." "How do you play that?" asked his pop. "Well, one guy was 'it,'" explained the boy. "He stood by a rock, turned his back to the crowd, closed his eyes and counted to' 100. Then he started out to hunt for the others. If he saw any, he raced them back to the rock. But the first one who could sneak home without being caught — he was Humphrey." Undersecretary of^ Labor Arthur Larson was scheduled to make a speech at an open-air celebration in Illinois not long ago. Five minutes before he was to begin talking, a violent windstorm blew down- the stands and wrecked the proceedings. His nexk speech, in Boston, was delivered on the day the hurricane hit. Quipped the undersecretary about these two incidents: "It's getting~~"so that when people see my name on the program, they begin to issue warnings to prepare for a considerable amount of wind.' HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Close- ups and Longshots: See-level photography for Gin a Lollobrigida and other Italian film queens has Hollywood glamor babes green-eyed. Out here there's a censor behind every camera. Roman cuties are bustin* out in newsprint and in magazines in zippy poses that would tax the blue pencil supply of .shuddering Hollywood censors. It's the greatest theft of what press -agets call "space" in Hollywood publicity history. But there's no mystery about it. "I've never met o* seen a censor on a film set or lot in Italy." That's the answer from a 21- year-ol4 Roman film queen noted for her acting instead of her undressing. She's Milly Vitale, who's playing Bob Hope's J wife in "The Eddie Foy Story" at Paramount- She .also told me: "The dialogue in Italian films is changed sometimes but no one seems to worry about nudity. I was on a Sllvana Pampanini set once and in one scene she ripped off all her clothes down to her bra and panties. Everyone thought It was delightful." Even Milly's mother, who is in Hollywood with her, was wide- eyed when a worried Paramount censor dashed to the Hope set while Milly was wearing a corset for one shot. "They say the corset was cut too low and they raised it an inch or'two," Milly said. "I was.'Surprised and so was my mother. It showed no more than an average evening gown." FOR THE FIRST time since his serious illness, Eddie Cantor is dancing, hopping and cavorting in his filmed Ziv television series, "The Eddie Cantor Theater." His medics checked Eddie over and told him to kick up his heels all he pleased. Television's - importance-to-movies note: Day after Kevin McCarthy's slick emoting opposite Betty Hut- Ezra Taft Benson, secretary of agriculture, emphasizes the fact that the cooperative movement in America is se longer on trial with this story: A hurried American businessman was making a tour of Europe. One day he visited the Louvre in Paris, glanced quickly at all the art treasures there- and dismissed them with a shrug. As he was leaving an old guard at the door heard the American say, "There's nothing really worth while here." Looking the American squarely in the eye, the old man declared: "My friend, the paintings in this museum are no longer on trial. Only the spectators are." .7 r\ . C Written for NEA Service the UOCtQr jayS— By EDWIN p. JORDAN, M. D The removal of tonsils and adenoids is probably performed more -often than any other operation. Nevertheless it is not a procedure to be entered into lightly and certainly many of us can keep our tonsils and adenoids ~all through life without causing any harm.. The tonsils are small nodes or lumps lying in the back of the throat made up of lyrnphoid tissue. The exact function, if any, of this lymphoid tissue is uncertain though it is possible that it may trap and perhaps destroy germs entering the body as one breathes in air. There are a number of reasons which have been advanced for not taking the tonsils out. Removal of the tonsils is therefore advised against in the presence of tubercu-. losis of the lungs, several kinds of blood .diseases and when the tonsils themselves are acutely inflamed. Most physicians also feel that they should not be removed at the time when polio is frequent in the immediate community. There are some other reasons for not taking the tonsils out. The reasons for taking out tonsils are .not always so clear-cut. Frequent attacks of acute tonsillitis is one. Difficulty in swallowing, breathing, or talking caused by enlarged tonsils is another. Catarrh or other infections of the middle ea - is usually reason enough to remove them also. Also, if there is cause to believe that chronic infection of the tonsils is causing Bright's disease, arthritis, or other difficulties elsewhere in the body they are better out. The adenoids are made up of tissue much like that of the tonsils. This tissue lies in the back part of the nose. The adenoids, like the tonsils, may harbor ,germs and cause chronic infection. In children, particularly, they may be large enough to interfere with breathing through the nose—mos mouth breathers have enlarged adenoids. Definitely diseased tonsils and adenoids should be removed surgically. They are sometimes treated with X-ray, by coagulation with an electric needle, or by radium (in the case of the adenoids), but the majority of' leading specialists feel that these methods are usually not as satisfactory as surgical removal. SHE: "Why so thoughtful, dear?" ' HE: "I have one dollar over this week, and can't remember which installment I 'forgot to pay." Fort Myers (Fla.) Democrat. POME-In Which It Is Observed That There Seems To Be Too Much Idle Chalter These Days: Alas and alack! There's too much yak. v — Atlanta "ournal. COACH OUS TINSLEY of LSU opened, the practice season by getting the Tigers out at 6 a.m. That orjht to have, rnftde "ern mad enough to fight real good. — New Orleans States. MOST PEOPLE pay their dentist last, according to delegates at A recent dental convention. But then they also wait until last to see him. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. ONE of the dangers of looking ahead is that we see things that never happen. — Forsyth (Ga.) County News. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Crying Won't Help Your Bridge Game Today's hand caused a slight disturbance when it was played in a famous club. West complained tnd got a certain amount of sympathy, none sincere. West opened the three of spades, fearing that a heart opening would NORTH M 4QJ10 . ¥105 4KJ873 486* WEST - IAST 487432 4«5 VAJ982 VQ643 • 95 4»AQ106 4J 4Q72 SOUTH (D) 4AK* ¥Kt 4AK10954 East-West vulnerable. ftooth We* NortH Eaat 14 Pass 1 • Pass 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Op«nin| ]*ad—.41 would then have to guess whether to bang down the other top club or whether to get to the dummy with a spade and try a finesse in clubs. As this problem engrossed him, South "nervously" fidgeted with his cards, accidentally placing the king of spades next to the ace of clubs. Then he led the ace of clubs, dropping the jack from the West hand. This was exactly the situation South had feared. Declarer scooped in the trick and instantly led the king of spades. West had been expecting a club continuation, and he was deceived by the speed, his expectation, and (he fact that the Spades are every bit as black as the clubs. He thought that South had led the king of clubs, so he discarded the nine of hearts. "No spades, partner?" East asked sharply. West started in surprise, looked at declarer, and found a look of complete understanding ,on that gentleman's face. West had to play a spade on the trick, of course, but that didn't bother him. He had made it absolutely clear that he had been ready to discard on a second club round. South naturally led his low spade to dummy's queen and returned a club for a finesse. He easily made six clubs and three spades, fulfilling his contract. If he had misguessed the club situation the defenders would have beaten him badly with heart and diamond tricks. West howled and howled about sharp practice, but South mildly observed that he had the right to lead the king of spades if he felt like it. Everybody at the- club snickered . .. and everybody wondered whether or not West did have the right to complain. ton in NBC's Satins and Spun, Allied Artists upped him to star billing along with Diana Lynn and John Derek in "The Annapolis Story." . . . Nicky Hilton was witk a studio messenger girl, Arl*e» Soloff, at the Luau ... Recommended in the celluloid cops-and- robbers dept.: Broderick Crawford and Ruth Roman in "Down Three Dark Streets." A thriller. THERE'S NOTHING that doesn't meet the eye in Miriam Stevenson's walk out of her U-I filjn contract after winning* the Miss Universe title. That's ;the word from her cousin, Hollywood's Johnny Grant, who told me: "She wanted to go home and finish her last year in college. I knew it the first day after she won the contest. A movie career just didn't interest her." Johnny's _headed for his own TV show, "Seven 'to Eight,"-on NBC every morning at 7 A. M. starting Sept. 27. Helen Hayes will be his first guest star. There's a "For Sale" sign on Ginger Rogers' Oregon ranch . . . Latest word from Jerry Lewis' medics on how long he'll be laid up: "Indefinite." Dean Martin, meanwhile, is saying Paramount may have to retitle their next movie, :; i~ou r re Never Too Young" to "We're Getting Too Old." Surprising quote from Marlene Dietrich in Kurt Singer's biography of Charles Laughton, "The Laughton Story": "I would rather act a love scene with Charles Laughton than with any other actor in the world." SYLVIA SIDNEY wrote a.Holly- wood pal that she is seriously thinking of retiring from actings. Yolande Donlan, now wed to Producer Val Guest, has straightened out her British labor permit and will star in a new flicker in. London Amder Val's production banner. She's the MGM chorus cutia who became a star in London. Keefe Brassele's reason for nixing an Italian starrer, "Scourge radio show: 'Tm no expert on the subject but there are certain political undertones in the script which I just don't dig." Andy on the new Amos 'n' Andy radii show: "His eyes looked like olives that just popped their pimentos." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Alan Young, in Paris as Jane Russell's, boy friend in "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes," tripped • on a carpet, hit a chair and came up with a black eye. But the plot was too dull for his press agent who released this story: "Alan Young received a black eye during a heated argument about the new flat look with some fanatic Frenchman. First reports from Paris say he humped into a Dior." Gene Nelson is huddling with NBC about a filmed comedy series. "No variety shows," Gene told me on the "Oklahoma!" set. "They're too exhausting. There must be a way of combining music, comedy and a little hoofing." THE DIFFERENCE between in- laws and out-laws is that in-laws promise to pay it back. — Lake ity (la.) Graphic. 75 Years Ago In B/yf/iew7/e— Headlines: Pine Bluff Hands Blytheville 12-0 Defeat, • Visitors Outclass Chicks In Game Here ast Night. .Among . the Jonesboro ' people here for the Blytheyille-Pine Bluff game last night were Mr. and Mrs. Francis Cherry and Mr. and-Mrs. Marcus Feitz. Doggy Answer to Previous Puzxlt 10 City in Pennsylvania 11 Summers ACROSS 1 Gun dog 7 spaniel 13 Song bird 14 Form a notion 12 Rots flax 15 Hot 19 Era 16 Milk-curdling 21 Hazards substance 22 Epistle (ab.) 17 Compass point 23 Possessive 18 River in pronoun Switzerland 24 Tidier 20 Worm 25 Blow with 21 Antarctic bird open hand 25 Sore throat 26 Row give declarer a vital trick. South won with the ace of spades in order to preserve a spade entry to dummy later on. Then South thought a bit about the club situation. If he led the *ce of clubs and captured only small cards, he would have to ead the king of clubs and de)end on a 2-2 break in the Ait. But if West happened to drop .the queen or the jack of clubs on 'the first round of tht suit, declarer (coll.) 28 Venerates 32 Prevaricator .33 Demon 34 Eagle's nest 36 Bull (Sp.) 37 Church, dignitary— 40 Renovatt 41 Beginner 43 Nautical term 46 Pastry 47 East (Ft.) 50 30 (Fr.) S3 Legislative body 56 Overpowering fright 57Tauttn«d SSMtntal faculties 5ft Reposes DOWN 1 Dninkardi 2 God of lovt 3W«ary 4Pinnacl* 5 Biblical hi|h print 6 Fortification 7 Filmy cloud I Poem • Ctotury («b.) 35 Dine 45 Gull-like bird 38 Small candles 47 Facility 39 Assam 48 Pace silkworm 49 Scatters, 27 Uncommon 40 Musical note as hay • 29 Famous 42 Field for 51 Nears (ab.) English school dogs 52 Pedal digit 'i 30 Female horse 43 pewter coins 54 Lamprey 31 Wintry O f Thailand 55 Mariner'! precipitation 44 Unfettered direction 21 r T W $ 6 &• r 27 b ii sr

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