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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUTl BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBER «, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINE8, ABlstant PublUhU A. A. FREDRICKBON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witroer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphla. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevtlle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- gresi, October ». 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the citj 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 lor three months: by mail outside 50 mil* none, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Wherefore ata> we pray alwayi for you. that our God would count you worthy of thli riMlnj, and, and fulfil all the rood pleaiure of his food- nest, and the work of faith with power:—Thei. 1:11. » * * Prayer crowns God with the honor and glory due his name, and Ood crowns nrayer with assurance and comfort. The most praying souls are the most assured wuls.— Brooks. Barbs Age is a mental condition, says a woman of 90. Shucks, pay no attention to those aches and pains. * * * Two teen-ao »irl« were arrested for stealing rouge from «n Ohio town drugitor*. Caught red- handed. * * * About 750,000.000 pencils are sold in the U. «. yearly. Coming right down to the point, think of all the breaks we get. * ¥ ¥ The average man east more than the average woman, according to statistics — and figures. The 35-Hour Week The AFL Executive Council has served notice on ail and sundry that it now wants the standard work week legally cut to 36 hours, instead of the present 40 hours. And the legal minimum wage, it says, should be raised by 50 cents to a dollar and a quarter an hour. There hardly can be any question that the average American working man will find these goals appealing—or that each is a forward step which sooner or later is bound to come. But there surely is doubt aplenty that today is the proper time. Leaders of the AFL have argued that cutting the work week would help to relieve unemployment, which it places at "nearly five million." (The estimate made by the government is 1.700.000 lower.) It backs up the minimum-wage hike as a method for raising purchasing power. Both arguments have serious flaws. The 35-hour work week, for instance, would leave many thousand industrial firms with two discouraging choices. If they stuck to the same production level, based on -10 hours, they would have to pay time and a half for the extra five hours working time, or hire additional men who would not give them increased output. Since labor costs are high already, many concerns would fold. Others would increase prices, leading to more inflation which would cancel out most of the gains. The firm's only other alternative would be to cut their production—a step which would mean, in the lonp run, more unemployment instead of le.-^s. A raise in the minimum wage, of course, would radically increase labor costs in low-pay parts of the South. It would have an important Impart on severs! large-scale industries, such as furniture, tobacco and novelty manufsct- ir.g. There ;s certain room fur irr.prove- n'.fnt nere. but to force i: i> iniV'r^vrment f>y law—at least at tr.e pr<-~r-p.! time— w.:}r- we!! be ?. had mistake-. M;>r,v smaller ir.cunna! firms WA-.:!O s-.;;-f-ly be Knoc'-red out of husir.e??. A course that wouM seem much wiser ;s to seek such pair? at the b?.rp?ir.- irg- table, where both sifles car. make adjustments in accord with local conditions. If the 35-hour worV week arid the higher minimum wage were pu: or. the law books iiow, it is likely that both would boomerang. For a !aw which is forced by special interests before the economy is re?.dy for it seldom, if ever, succeeds. As we learn to increase productivity, shorte^ hours and mor« employment are almost certain to follow. So, for what they are worth, will the changes in wage and hour legislation. But the order cannot be reversed. It all adds up to Uie ancient truth thnt the roadway to full employment is paved by better production methods. No matter how much We would like it to be, it can never be paved by laws. VIEWS OF OTHERS As Montana Goes The myth that "As Maine goes so goes the the nation" deserve* the fate that befell that other Maine In the Harbor ol Havanna, and for much better reasons. The phrase originated during the Harrlaon- Cleveland race of 1888. Kor 40 years It had considerable validity. But HooM-vcIt II, as with a lot of other things, changed all that. Five presidential elections In a row, from 1932 to 1848, Maine rode the losing (Republican) Maine was also In the minority in 1918 when she preferred Charles Evan Hughes to Woodrow Wilson, who had won Maine In 1012. So six times out of 13 during the past 50 years, Main didn't forecast the national results. The only states with worse barometric records are Vermont, South Carolina, Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, all of which were on the losing side seven times. Vermont Is the only state which has voted Republican In every presidential election this century. The four southern states voted Democratic every year except 1848, when they supported the States Rlghters. If anyone wants to argue that one state ends up on the winner's side In presidential elections he would lay. "At Montana goes, so goes the nation." Or Missouri. Or Idaho. Those three slates have Voted for the successful presidential Candidate for half a century. Arizona and New Mexico haven't ever missed a winner, although they weren't admitted to the union until 1812. California and Washington would have had perfect records during this century had they not Joined Bull Mooser Teddy Roosevelt In 1012. And Illinois, Nevada, Ohio, Oklahoma, Utah and Wyoming have likewise ridden the winner alt but one time since 1904. About the only thing that can be said with certainty regarding general elections In Maine Is that they are held before elections In other states. But If you want to snlrt political winds, pay no mind to those nor' other easterners, ao west, young man, go west.—Clmrlotle (N.C.) News. Policemen and Typing By tradition • policeman Is known as a "flatfoot." But the way things nre chunking around in this vicinity, somebody will soon be calling him "nimble fingers." Chief of Police James I. Walker of Winston- Siilem has sent notices lo all men on his force that typing lessons will be available soon. Nowadays no matter what kind of duty a policeman is assigned to, Issuing parking tickets, In- evtigating break-ins, handling traffic, his job will certainly call for n lot of book work to go with the leg and head work. Chief Walker feels thnt a knowledge of typing will be of great benefit to officers and will result in faster and neater records for the de- par iment. We expect lhat he is right. Anyway, this much we know. Policing has been changing as rapidly as any craft. There may have been a day when dumbness was a characteristic of the town officer. That duy has gone forever. Intelligence and skill are part and parcel of today's police work. They have to be. for criminals are getting smarter, too. It takes more acumen to keep up wiih them and catch them. We take this business of learning now to use a typewriter as just one omen of how law enforcement is changing for the belter. — Shelby iN. C.) Daily Star. Ah, Sweet Misery In poinl of industrial growth. Canada is a babe following in the fooisieps ol :he United Stales. At the moment it LS facing a growing pain stage thLs country can recall with deep nostalgia. I: Comes from the Canadian Finance Ministry's discovery that the budgetary surplus !ast fiscal year came to four times the ar.r.cipated $l6.iOi).- COO. Thanks to t:gh: screening of defense coffs. the surplus tota!f-d $-i5.7y7.i'00. Twas in the !a;e JSOO's that tha co;::::ry aa5 in simitar misery o: solver.oy. surpluses were so regular that cine?' co-n-.n-.cTiai b.i::k.s were sirain- ed by the flow of tax cash to idle Treasury coffer*. The problem, in fact, helped create the preser.t banking system. May we therefore com:r.L<era;e w:;h C.-.::,>c,i. while yearning again for the same four.:a;:: i-f youthful misery?—St. Louis G^be-Derr.ecr-u ISO THEY SAY Anything that (former President Harry S.» Tninia.. says will help us (Republicans- mere I than h^rt.—GOP National Chairman Ksll en I'm not at anybody, out the only man I love on a ball field ts one with tne Giar.ti « ntten across his Mar.agrr Durocher. * * ¥ The R«pub:tcar« nave been in office for 20 ir.or.ths. or long enough to elect Maine's first Democratic soveror.or in :o year*.—ASa; Stevenson. * * * Where just a short tirr.f asro we exrrctsed more influi'nce than any nation in the Tvorid. tcda- our Eecrtlarj of State fits from capiu.! to capita: peddling -a hat we have '.eft. Other nations bristie. cut h« «il« no bruihM.—K. Y. Majaj Wagner. Settling Europe's Big Problems Pettr ft/son's Washington Column — Fame Assured If Ambassador Luce Licks Handbag Problem WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Clare Boothe Luce, U. S. ambassador to Italy, thinks something ought to be done about women's handbags. They bother her. By wearing flat-heeled shoes Instead of spikes for her daily work. Mrs. Luce can keep up with the men, most of the time. (She's usually considerably ahead of the boys.) But whenever Mrs. Luce goes puts things in her pockets and curries them there. But in spite of all the cargo .she can possibly stow In her pockets, it still isn't enough space. So she must carry a handbag. "This." An albatross around her neck couldn't receive more scorn. Mrs. Luce's new economic policy in re. handbags may be said to be still in the planning stage. What this really means is that she prob- info a business session with males I " bl -V hnM1 ' 1 P ut ncr P rctt - v minti to she feels that she Is handicapped work on "• sl)0 is J llsl P'otestin? by the handbag which fashion, custom, tradition or whatever you call it—even necessity—has decreed thnt nil women must cany. She sits down at u luncheon con- j mildly, improvising from day to day and wishing that somebody else would do something about it. But anyone who thinks this news | in itself is not fraught with significance. just don't know Irom nolh- ference. First question on the i agenda is. What shall she do wiUi j m • the handbag? She holds up a per- j Ambassador Luce's skill fectly beautiful big patent leather j diplomat i n keeping America's re- job and calls it. "This." ! lations with Italy on an even keel Does she plump it on the ti.ble '' ™ & '" tr >' ln P '" hel P seltle tne whore .she can get at it. but whnv ! lrol ' ble f me Tri " Ie lss " e may It hides the flowers? Or does she , "1^. hcr more tamous lhan she put it under her chair where it is i alrenc "' ls most inconvenient and almost un-1 B "' if her ideas about women's Reliable? That is the top urgent handbags can be put across, the iasue. Mrs. Luce has had ma now spend 27.4639 per cent of their lives, according to the latest statistics from the U.N. Economic and Social Council, going through their handbags, looking for things that are there but can't be located. If females could be liberated from this curse, think how much it would raise—or lower—the world average standards of living. Besides, men are so helpless and can only sit in silent suffering, when women go through handbags. Manufacturers of handbags, the handbag designers association and the union of handbag makers, if there is one, will probably protest thai any all inside-out reform in the handbag situation will cause widespread unemployment and social change. But the idea hasn't gone that far. yet. This is just an aide me- rnoire on the status quo. not a coup d'etat, as they say in the State Department. There is another catch to this handbag reform idea. If handbags ever should be abolished, what in the world would men give their wives and best girls for Christ- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD- (NEA) —Hollywood and OrapeVlne: Oary Crosby's career pattern. Just blueprinted by papa Bing, is a blow to his CBS radio singing career. The pattern: Completion of his education and ROTO training, then his two-year Army hitch, before, full- time labor as a singer. .. . Mario Lanza and his wife, Betty, are warming up for their legal bout with Lanza's former manager, Sam Weller, for an accounting. The case will come up in court within a month. "Casbah," the Tony Martin-Maria Toren remake of "Algiers" that nose-dived at the box office, is now showing: on the TV late shows. "I coprodueed It," groans Tony. "Finally I sold out and took a terrific lot*. Now t trr. U on TV and I wonder who get* the money. It's a sad commentary on our business." Blast from a reader: "Whatever became of that thing; called talent In Hollywood? There's too much emphasis these days on figures." MILESTONES! It's 15 years of movie stardom for Bud Abbott and Lou Costello. And 17 al Paramount for Bob Hope. . . . Columbia will film the life story of the late Eddie Duchin, the famed band leader. Ever wonder what happened to Tlmmy Quine, the youngster adopted by the late Susan Peters and Director Richard Quine? Timmy's now seven and a second grade student. He's the apple of the orbs of his pop, who's directing the musical version of "My Sister Zileen." Quine's now married to Barbara Bushman, granddaughter of Francis X, the silent screen matinee Idol. Mary Anderson and her camera wizard hubby, Leon Shamroy, are in New York choosing a stage vehicle to return the "Guest in the House" star to the footlights. .. . Buddy Lester is doing a hilarious impersonation of Ted Lewis In his night spot act in Vegas. Other day. when Lewis walked in. Buddy stopped his Lewis impersonation and yelled, 'Hey, you stole my act." 'spectacular.' ' Hollywood TV Alley Notes: "The Duke," a comedy about a prize fighter starring Paul Gilbert, hit the canvas. The sponsor rang the "that's all" bell before the 10th round. . . . Martha Scott will .narrate a new daytime show, "Modern Romances." ColinMfchael, a former Hollywood TV producer, Is warming up a new contest idea titled "Let's Play" on .KOPO in Tucson, Ariz. If it clicks 'there, watch for a nationwide spread. . . . Cesar Romero's firsl telefilm series, "Passport to Danger." hits the ABC stations nationally in October. Londoners will see Ingrid Bergman on the stage in "Joan at the Stake" oh Oct. 18. ... The transatlantic rumors about a serious romance betweenSidney Chaplin and Joan Collins, who are romantically teamed in "Land of the Fharoahs." won't dje down. Joan, a British film beauty, Is separaled from her husband, Maxwell Reed. HUGH O'BRIAN'S still blushing. He picked out a birthday card in Spanish for Debra Paget while they were making "White Feather" in Mexico. A Mexican actor translated the greeting for Debra. It read: "Congratulations on the birth of your baby." During production of "The Human Beast" at Columbia, Director Fritz Lang, who was responsible for many pre-Nazl German film hits, was . asked by a reporter if he had been part of the great German motion picture industry. Lang removed his monocle and said: "My de«r girl. I WAS the German motion picture Industry." 75 Yean Ago In Blythtville — Mrs. James Hill, Jr., reviewed two chapters of the book "Through Tragedy to Triumph" by Basil Mathews when members of Ihe Women's Society of Christian Service met yesterday for the first PROJECTION HOOM flash: | study meeting of the fall season. "White Christmas," Paramount's j Mrs. G. W. Rose was in charge first picture in high, wide and handsome VlstaVislon, is THE holiday musical of the year. The sing- Ing, hoofing and clowing of Blng Crosby. Danny Kaye. Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen. Dean Jagger's emoting, and Irving Berlin's music, add up to a Hollywood This held the trick, of course, and West clutched his cards tightly to his chest. There was no need for the clutch, for Bonney hadn't peeked. If the finesse hadn't worked he'd have been down two tricks instead of one. no great loss. When the remarkable trump finesse actually worked, the contract was home. Bonney led the queen of hearts from dummy and pitched his last club on it, allowing West to win the trick with the king of hearts. This was just on return from business trips, as an exchange of tricks, giving the Cool. Mrs. A. of the program for members of the Missionary study group of the First Christian Church when they met yesterday at the church. She was assisted by Mrs. Edith Mc- G. Little has gone to Chicago for a visit. She will be joined there by Mrs. Jim McGrath of Lincoln, III. The HarvestSupper at Promised Land School will be held Oct. 5. This affair has been held annually for the past 25 years. The proceeds go to the Methodist Church of that community. Last year plates were served to 200 people but this year plans are being made for 300. "I CAN easily understand." said a taxpayer to a fireman, "why you fellows rush like you do to get to a fire, but what I can't see is why you rush back from it in the same full size pockets that would make her great-grandmother green with What's more. Mrs. Luce says she Millions—millions nothing, make : ing anything about this situation, losing diamond from his na'nd. I it a billion and beinn again. A nil- ' t the world will build a monument ! This trick lion women, now slaves to ihe re-! to her in Italian marble, higher ! course, and South lost only one j lentless dictatorship of fashion. I than the Statue of Liberty. !!£' °! ! MAYBE it is a good thing men the Doctor Says— Written for NKA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. One of the least-known and most- we take ourselves? One of the widespread diseases on ;>:<• N'onii most important satt^u.irris is io American comment LS trichinosis. . make sure that pnrs products are JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for XEA Service By OSWALD JACOBT Wait a Minute — a,,u om.u ™*L U "..- v..= don . t unders -. En ,j wom en. Women more trick, fulfilling his contract, i ur . ders . and women and don't like The point was that Bonney ! them _ _ Carlsbad lX _ M _. C!!r . needed two entries to dummy in ; ren t-Argus. order to establish and then cash j " a heart trick. After the ace of | NOTHING is quite so stimu'?.:- clubs had been knocked ou: only | j^ % -hii e crawling aions- some j The disease, caused by an anima] ! parasite, is believeri to be p:vsp in about 'J5 Mi:;l:o:i pei-sor_^ .c some 350.000 people acquire no infections each year. { Most of those infected do r. i show symptons. but abcnn !ri ;- ; are likely to swallow enough p:.: ! sites 11 p r o ri u c e di^tnrba:..-; ' which ,-ouid be identified a:°:o::. only a small r.umker of ::ie-o . ; person in 20 ci those who r...-, ir.fecnons with syn-.pior.s dies :roi the disease. I Trichinosis is voroii:.ii-:e .,: could be entirely eliminator; 1' importance, however. ::.\s ::o: to sufficiently well re.-, .im.-eol . though cor.iert'r.ccs o:,; ;-:: The disease :i::'.:c:> >v*;r. ; * : ; manly. I; •_-; by ea::".: r.:.-: beings acquire Ihe dist\\>o The disease is xep: .\; \v nia'.s '.v::h r.v.v c.;rlv;--.\ -..-.- : velopir.c a sind el vie:...- ..:.. The cor.trr: of nchir. >:= i means of proper <arr. ; .ce r.:>: >. jean be accomplished ei:r..;;- : ,making material ir.lectfv. -....-. ' trichinae ir.accessib'.o to sv. .i; : \ .-.- ; fir.dir.e th? parasites ir. tr.-^.r '.:-.-:• ', '• is fed to sv\ ir.o These nic:h^s aie v:--.:-:> :: . carbs^e disposal sr.oula i:e- .-..-. ; :-• i i by :h05e,.- -.-,:-:,;- ;-..,-. a j not already dcr.r sc: •?•..-.;.-> TM...have satisfactory :.v,\s sr.-.i;i ;-! force them. Assumm? tii.i: it :- r.-: r sriXTis ^.u"^!-^"" ™« H °° d while the idea oi eaur.s deaci i?.ra- sites is not appetizing. ;: dees at least make the meat Freezing the meat p.: five degrees Fahrenheit for -0 days also kills the parasites b:it r,oss:b!y this LS not as practical for most people 1 as the cooking method. j nosis developed a ;:re.v. n-.any recommendations lor the :sf.-.c>i or. this disease. we know ho-.v this d^enfe cur. be coiilrolied— ; and indeed eliminated — t h e s e j measures shcnM be followed with i jre.".t vipor. A!! cl us car. he'.p. j How do you play today's hand i conrract of four spades? [ ' Probably :he rr.os; truthful sns\ver is "Regretfully." \Ve=t oper.s tr.e jacs of clubs, you p!ay the queer, from the dum- WALL STREET brckfrs are :ry- wnose trcV->iir:es are bu".g:r.,: w.::i Than a b:i::or. cu\;.\r>. I:: Tr..;::\?t Or!e.i"s States. t CCSTON:ER — \v:-..v. -:o yen cio when someone lor^eis r.i? c.:ar.-er BOX OFFICE ATTENDANT I rap on the -Aindo-.v v,nh £, <"c-ce — Greenevi'.Ie tier.r..- San." 1 NORTH 1 A A3 VQJ7 » 108742 + AQ5 EAST 4763 VS6542 *Q9 *K83 SOITH (D) Eist Pass Pass Pass WEST ASS VK1093 » KJ5 + J1097 VA * A 63 4542 North-South yalner South \ftsi North ! 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