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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 6, 1956
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FAGE FOUR BLYTHEVTLI.1! (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS OO. H, W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witaier Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta,, MemphU. , Entered is wcond class matter at the post- office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- iress, October 9, 1917. _ Member of The Associated Press ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •y carrier in the city o[ Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. »6.oO per Tear $350 for six months, J2.00 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, J12.50 per year payable in advance. 'The newspaper is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS Clones Surpass Buses If anyone had forecast soberly in 1964 that within a decade air travel in America would outpace intercity bus traffic, he would have been put down as a soft-head. But in 1955 it happened. We have grown used to the idea that bus travel, because of its cheapness and flexibility, must inevitably outdo other modes of transortation. At least for a time, that day seems to be gone. In 1955 the scheduled airlines rang up 19,900,000 passenger miles wbile intercity buses (not including commuter lines) had 17,910,000. If the nonscheduled airlines be thrown in, the margin favoring aviation was greater. Long since, air traffic passer rail pullman travel. It is also ahead of rail coach volume, though not yet surassing Ye lire at your father the devil, and the lulU of jour father ye will do. He WM a murderer from the bejinninr, »nd abode not in the truth, because there is no truth In him. When he speaketh a li«, he ipeaketh of his own; for he is a liar, and the father of it.—John 8:44. # * * It takes two to speak the truth—one to speak and another to hear.—Thoreau. BARBS Lota of people mike enemies by talking too dotroDe much to their fri,endi. * * * Newly rich relations seem to get a, kick out of breaking relations with poor relations. * * * There's a. hitch somewhere, or we wouldn't have »o many thumb-jerking pedestrians along the highways. « * * * Even If a fellow isn't a live wire, good con- BMttom help him to live brightly. * * * An old-fashioned boarding house is where folks pay good dollars for poor quarters. Classrooms AND Teachers Congress is properly worrying again about getting the nation enough new classrooms to accommodate its swelling school population. We had better not forget to worry, too, about finding teachers to put in those classrooms when they are built. To highlight the problem in just the colleges alone, the National Education Association has a new report showing that 40 per cent of them have unfilled faculty vacancies. And the wave of war- born youngsters is only now beginning to hit college levels. The worst aspect of the matter is that faculty shortages are concentrated in chemistry, physics, mathematics and engineering. These are the very fields where the nation most needs new recruits to keep pace with its scientific competitors in the Communist world. Earlier studies already have shown that a surprisingly high percentage of U.S. high schools do not offer any courses at all in physics or chemistry. Part of the explanation may lie in lack of student interest. But a good part perhaps lies in the teacher shortage. Certainly the association report suggests that. It indicates that colleges, having largely exhausted other souruces of trained personnel, are drawing heavily on high school staffs to fill gaps in their gasp in their own teaching ranks. A vicious circle is thus described. High schools clamor for more teachers, whom the colleges are suposed to train. Partly in the effort to meet this demand the colleges take teachers from the high schools, aggravating the shortage at that level. Indications are that the number of college-age individuals in America will be rising steadily for at least the next two decades, and that a higher percentage of these than ever before will actually attend college. Consequently it is not enough merely to meet present shortages — if that could be done. The schools must be prepared for vastly greater demand on their facilities and •• resources. The education association found schools trying to solve their current dilemma by hiring often inadequately trained people. Almost half the new teachers employed in the past two years came from sources other than graduate schools, the normal supply center for expert teachers. This country already is sadly short of scientists mid engineers to do the vital work of keeping American capitalism alive and ahead of jts deadly competition. The problpem can soon become critical for our safety In a hostile world if w« do not; movt to mak« up t,h« In the light of these figures, who will say air traffic may not soon surpass all other forms together? VIEWS OF OTHERS Negro Editor Discusses Problem By Davk Le* (Editor, The Telefram, Newark, New Jersey) After viewing the Negro's position in the North and South, one begins to wonder just what does the Negro want? Does he want an equal educational opportunity, or does he just want intrega- tion. The Negro does have intregation in some communities in some of the Eastern and Northern states, but he doesn't have an equal educational opportunity anywhere in the North. He can attend the schools of his choice, but he is denied the job of his choice. Rarely is he able to get the job for which he was trained. This fight for intregation is being supported by organized labor, yet Negroes are denied membership in the engineers and draftsman's union, in the machinist and electricians unions. Many carpenters and plumbers unions are closed to Negroes in the North. The Southern Negro is in a better position than the Northern Negro, educationally. At present an honest effort is being made to give the Southern Negro an equal opportunity to get an education, and new job opportunities are becoming available daily for trained Negroes. If the Southern Negro is seeking greater education opportunities he has them. He will never enjoy under integration the opportunities he now has. He plays the major role in an educational system which he directs, under intregation he will not be in a directing position. At this point, and in view of the foregoing, it is crystal clear that the agitators who are spearheading this movement are not interested in an equal educational opportunity for the Southern Negro. And no matter what problems the Negro has integration is not the solution. You can't solve a racial problem by mixing the races. South America is a good example of the racial chaos that will result. The Negro has a rich heritage and he should be fighting to retain his racial indentity. In less than 100 years he has risen from the abject position of a chattel slave to become a first class citizen, enjoying all of the rights, of other citizens citizens. He should welcome the opportunity, whenever it presents itself, to run his own schools, hopsitals, churches, etc. He should never permit himself to be placed in the position of asking others to recognize him in their society or to recognize him as their equal. He should conduct himself in such a manner that all men would respect him with open arms and regard his friendship as an honor . There is not a white man anywhere in the world who knew Dr. George Washington Carver, the renowned scientist, who doesn't cherish the honor. No, intregation is not the solution to our problem. What we need is better qualified leaders, educationally and morally, who will teach the masses of our race what to do with the opportunities we have. The Southern Negro is being grossly misled by outsiders who are not familiar with the situation. If the Southern Negroes banded themselves together, raised 10 million dollars, and employed the world's best lobbyists and sent them to Washington, they could not get legislation passed which would give them the opportunities which they already have. If the Southern Negro doesn't wake up fast he will not only lose the opportunities which he has, but he will find himself in the same boat with the Northern Negro, with nothing to live on but intregation. 'Imagine! Letting a Building Stand Between Us", SO THEY SAY We are going to hit the high roads and the low roads and fight for this thing (racial segregation in public schols). If the governor (Frank Clement of Tennessee) doesn't do It, we're going to put him on the fire.—Harry W. Pyle of Memphis, national chairman of the Pro-Southerners organization. * * * It (desire for a tax cut or balance budget) must never be allowed to compromise our judgment as to the necessary level of military strength during thi« period of .International tension.—Vice President Richard Nixon. V" # * * We cannot be tolerant of Ku lux Kl»n activity, the bobbing of Nesro churche/i and homes, lynch- ings anil miscarriages of Justice . . . without end- Ing up promoting Intolerance,—Dr. Ocorge E. Drew, rxutor of Lakcwood (O) Oongrogalional Cburoh. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 8.1956 — •— "~ Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD -<NEA)— Holly- novel, wood 1> talking about:'George Oobel slated to gross $2,000,000 in, 1956—his second year as a TV star Donald O'Connor and Gloria Nobel announcing their engagement . . . Mickey Rooney replacing Donald in the Francis the Mule films . . . Louis Hayward considering an offer to star in "Shangri- La," a Broadway musical version of "Lost Horizon." ... Republic studio joining RKO and Columbia in releasing "A" pictures to television. Seventy-six Republic films, costing $40 millon, wll be sold to TV Stars of the flms include John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Claire Triwnr and Oall Russell Oscar Levant's announcemen that he'll write a book about his career. Levant says he will "tell some truth about my friends and some lies about myself." Oscar about himself: Zsa Zsa Gabor to Desl Arnat on a TV panel show: "Dahlln;, yu dun't nu noo I* spick English." Education, On TV Rather Sparse Affair By CHARLES difficult to MERCER K, N. 3. I*— generalize about Peter fdson's Washington Column — Sharing of Costs Is Time Bomb In Eisenhowers Water Plan NEA Washington Correspondent SWASHTNGTON — (NEA) — There's a half-hidden time bomb in President Eisenhower's proposals for a new federal water resources development policy . It could easily cause a violent oratorical explosion in Congress when the lawmakers wake up to W'hat's involved. The big idea is that the congressmen's home states, districts, counties, cities and constituents will be asked to pay a larger share for all future river improvement projects. Many of these benefits they have been getting for free. The President's final recommendation on "cost-sharing" says'. "Just as a sound national policy should provide for joint participation of federal and nonfederal interests in the planning of water sources, by the same token it should provide for an equitable sharing of costs. "As a general principle, the share of the costs to be borne by the beneficiaries should be proportionate to the benefits received." A couple of pages later, in a section on "Procedures for Cost Sharing," there's a subsection on "Drainage" which says: "Major drainage incidental flood control projects should be financed in accordance with the general principles for cost sharing." Now this doesn't say in so many words that ministration the Elsenhower wants farmers ad- and city folk living along the banks of, say the lower Mississippi, to be assessed a full share of the costs of future flood preventon works. But that's what it means. Undersecretary of Interior Clarence A. Davis, chairman of the Cabinet subcommittee which drafted this report, admits it is the most controversial o£ all the new water policy recommendations. He cites two examples to show inequities. One is flood prevention on the Missouri at Omaha, in his home state of Nebraska. When the railroads came, they built along the rivers. Then stockyards and industries developed along the railroads. Then the Army engineers had to build a flood wall—paid for by federal taxes—to keep out high water. Property values of the beneficiaries—railroads, industries and real estate owners— went way up. But they didn't have to pay any of the costs of flood prevention. Or take the case of big lowland plantation owners in Arkansas. It used to be that .hey paid up to $25,000 a year to local drainage districts ior flood prevention. When the federal government started picking up the full tab for this work after. the 1936 floods, local assessments for these land owners dropped to a couple hundred dollars a year. It is not the contention of the President's new recommendations on water policy that 100 per cent of all costs foi flood control — or for irrigation, navigation, pollution prevention or water supply — be assessed against local interests. "In cases where projects supply or safeguard national needs," the President's report recommends, "the federal government may bear a larger portion of the cost." A "fair" percentage of costs on each project be fixed for assessment against state, municipal or private individual beneficiaries. And all cost sharing will be applied on the same basis to all federal water resource developments. This Is whether they are constructed by Army engineers, Bureau of Reclamation or Soil Conservation Service. It is believed that such assessments could be made now by presidential order under existing law. This would, however, be a c plete reversal of general practice for the last 30 years. ; 7-4 . C By EDWIJ the Doctor Says — ««««„ EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. for NEA Service Nearly everyone has suffered from a sore throat at one time or another, Some sore throats follow or are part oi the common cold. Others are simply tonsillitis or are infections which act on the throat without spreading up to the nose or down to the voice box and lower breathing tubes. Occasionally sore tni-oat is associated with diseases elsewhere in the body, like digestive upsets or gout. Sore throat usually precedes an attack of rheumatic fever. Before the throat becomes thoroughly "sore" there is often a ieel- ing of uneasiness, difficulty in swallowing, or tickling or dryness in the throat with a desire to cough and hawk. The person who has such symptoms would be wise to stay home in bed not only because this may shorten the course of the sore throat but also because it would avoid Infecting others Probably most cases of sore throat are caught from other people. Germs, particularly streptococci, are usually responsible and are breathed in from someone else's throat as a. result of sneezing, coughing or talking loudly in e. confined space. In a severe sore throat chilly feelings and slight fever are the rule. Occasionally, the body temperature may rise quite high, especially if the tonsils are Involved. The usual variety of acute sore throat does not require more than a few days rest in bed. Spraying the nose and throat with simple solutions helps some people and sometimes painting the throat speeds recovery. The use of powdered sulfa prep- orations may be of value. Comfort Is greatly increased by the use of hot compresses or an ice bag applied to the neck. The discomfort c»n often be relieved also nnd the fever brought down by the use of aspirin or some of its relatives of the snllcylntc family. Penicillin or Its relatives are frequently helpful. Occasionally ft chronic sore throat, or repented attacks of sore throat, may follow an acute attack. This Is especially common In someone who drinks alcohol to is* cess, smokes » great denl or who uses his or her voice often and hard. In th« treatment of this type of •or* throat, th* general health must be looked after. The particular cause which is keeping the sore throat from getting better should be Investigated and corrected if possible. For example, those sore throats which come from execesslve use of the voice may merely require a fairly long period of silence. Gargles, sprays and the like may bring temporary relief. In chronic cases the removal of distressed tonsils is often desirable. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Timing Nets Extra Trick By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Service The play in today's contract made a difference of 200 points. This Is not as much as the difference between making a contract and being defeated, but it's worth knowing about; West would have made game and rubber at four spades, but the NORTH 4>83 WEST 4KJ10M2 ¥8 » J54 + K73 EAST (») VAKJ942 SOUTH Eui IV 3* 4 4 P«si VQ105 4>KQ10887 + 84 Cast-West vul. fontk Weal North 2 4> 2 * Pass Pa.« »A Pass 5 41 Double Pass Pasf Openlnf lead—V • sacrifice at five diamonds was too cosily. West opened the eight of hearts, nnd Bust took the kin* nnd act. East Ihto returned the Jack of, hearts for his partner to ruff selecting this high card to show that his entry was in a high suit (spades) rather than in a low suit. West ruffed and planned to get to his partner's hand with spade in order to get another heart led. He couldn't lead a low spade at once, however, for that would cost a trick. East would take the ace of spades and lead another heart, whereupon South would discard the queen of spades West would make a second trump trick, but lose a spade trick in the process. The important play was to cash the king of spades immediately after ruffing the third round of hearts, then lead a low spade to East's ace. When the fourth rounc of hearts now came through de> clarer, he couldn't make a usefU: discard. South made a good try, by ruff- ing with the king of diamonds. He then finessed the oueen of culbs to I enter dummy and led a diamond. East stepped up with the ace of diamonds and led a fifth heart, ing West a trick with the Jack of Diamonds. "I'm a neurotic—I'm one of the greatest neurotics in the world. It's not a question of whether I'm a neurotic—it's now a question of whether- I'm a psychotic. That's dangerous." Marilyn Monroe's plans to make her first independent movie in England. The picture will be "The Sleeping Prince," slated ior filming after she returns to Pox and stars in "Bus Stop." Walt Disney's "Fantasia" slated for a re-Issue in February . . Leo Durocher's quote about withdrawing from the NBC-TV comedy hour after one more show. When I manage a ball club, if I get a pitcher I don't send him out to play center field. They're trying to make me over into n comedian. I didn't like it when I first heard of it, and I like It less now, but "I wanted to cooperate. The predctlon of Myron Blank, president of the Theater Owners of America, that "some theaters will be forced to close due to the greed of some studios to pick up a last buck." He was talking about the sale of old films to TV by Columbia, RKO the role of educational television today. In some areas of the country it's nonexistent. In others it ranges from poor to excellent. It just depends on where you live. Those who live in the New York metropolitan area have available to them on a local TV station; WATV, a weekly half-hour pro- and Republic, saying: , Motion picture companies that have concern for their customers will refrain from selling their product to television during these trying times." Eddie Cantor's return to TV in two spectaculars and a weekly show, "Stardust." The latter will showcase new talent John Ireland signed for the starring role in "Port of Call," a TV adventure series now being prepared by Jack Warner, Jr. A Hollywood The Ur-nlent marquee sign: Wore Skirts" and "Selected Shorts." Dick Powell signed to a long- term contract as a producer at 20th Century-Pox. His first film gram that strikes me as excellent of its kind. It's "Report from Rutgers" which calmly takes to the air on Monday evenings opposite such competition as Sid Caesar on NBC-TV and Arthur Godfrey on CBS-TV. Rutgers University doesn't expect to set the world on fire with this program. It merely seeks to strike a few sparks of information and knowledge. In its two- year history it hns succeeded admirably. Bulgers professors, talking relaxedly, have discussed such subjects as art, mathematics, science, labor-management relations, history, community planning—and even the lowly Insect. Nobody Is trying to hang from the ceiling In an effort to entertain on this program. The intelligent assumption is that a viewer has an intelligent curiosity about the subject under discussion. It might seem pretty down-beat to a Sid Caesar fan, but when you're interested in the subject it's refreshing television—or at least it's stimulating teaching. Prof. George P. Schmitt, who has been making history come alive on ihe Rutgers campus 20 years, recently completed a series on "aspects of American History." His reactions to the medium should interest many a teacher nnd viewers who would like to have a similar type of program in their own communities. When Schmitt started the series he says he was "soins on the assumption that "our history hn/ something Important to say today... I decided to aim at the concerned citizen with a college education or the equivalent, and also at the intelligent high school graduate who hns continued to read. "I was not going to address professional historians... At the same time I was not going to debase subject by talking down to will be "Sitka." a novel by my subject by talking oown u Louis L'Amour due for publication j my audience, or dragging in far this fall. fetched gags and wisecracks. this Vivlcnne Segal's return to movie cameras after 23 j'cars. She'll play the "marrying" countess in MGM's "The Opposite Sex," a, remake of "The Women." Will Rogers, Jr., signed to an exclusive contract by CBS-TV. He'll appear daily on "The Morning Show." . ~ Williams cancelling all plans for 1956. She's S200,000 for her role in "The Gentle Web" and has other films waltini? for her. Milton Berle on why he's leaving TV fo; a year to do a Broadway 75 Yean Ago In B/ythevil/e show: because above oil I Esther aquacn'l Mrs. Russell Fnrr, Mrs. Joe collecting i Trieschman and Mrs. F. B. Joyner ' are attending R luncheon today at the Nineteenth Century Club as guests of Mrs. J. E. Hn.sson. Judge G. E. Keck is holding Circuit Court in Jonesboro this week. Mrs. Russell Barham, Mrs. F. G. want to give the viewers a rest. I think they need a rest just as I do —after eight years and 397 shows. I'd like to live a little longer — I'm only 47. I'm not concerned about the TV ratings, but about the rating of my health." Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh's plans to costar in "The Foolish Immortals," by Paul Oallico. They just acquired film rights to the Relchel and Mrs. Cecil Lowe were guests of Mrs. John C. McHaney when she entertained members of the Tuesday Contract Club at her homo. WHEN A MAN owes his job to a congressman, thjre is no law that say? he must 'contribute to that congressman's campaign fund. Except, of course, the Law of Compensation. — Klngsport (Tenn.) Times. Show Business Answer ACROSS 3 Newsy 1 rnm-rtt™ married roan _L a * o i N a a N o J. r^ f *i to Today's Puzzle m a i «d 9 i .1 9 V JL V a a 9 in 9 ^ 9 9 _L rl • J_ I W o 1 4 W • n _L H » THE STORY goes that a lawyer's 4-year-old son who expressed the desire to become an attorney was perched by his father on the fireplace mantel. "Now Jump and I'll catch you in my arms," the father said. The kid jumped. The father held his arms stiff at his sides. The kid squalled and screamed, "But you were supposed to catch me!" "Now son," said the father, "let that be your first lesson in the legal profession. Never trust anyone; not even your Old Man!" — Mattoon (111.) Journal- Gazette. LITTLt LIZ If woman's Intuition Is so good, why do they ask so many questions? •"«»• 1 Comedian, '• Hope 4 Camera part 8 Singer, Crosby 12 Poem 13. Notion 14 Spoken 45 Actor, Ameche 16 Get around 18 Hermit 20 Hindu queen 21 Period 22 Passage in the brain < Lawful 5 Revise 6 Sea nymph 7 Membranous bag 8 Like clay 9 Persia 10 Man's nickname 11 Merriment 17 Toxic condition 19 Ethical 23 Savor 24 Cup-bearer Jfl Y 20 Impudent 31 Read 33 Burlesques 38 Layers 40 Clans 25 Auyrlan god 41 Portion 27 Distance mark 43 Half (prefix) 28 Century plant 44 Leave out 46 Elevator inventor 47 City In Oklahoma 48 Rots flax by . exposure 90 Steal Eve 27 Chart 30 Release 32 Figure of speech 34 Male servant 35 Clothes maker 36 Comparative sufflxet 37 AKend 39 Encounter 40 Animal fat 41 Footllke part 42 Footwear 45 Revel 49 Moderate • 91 Individual 62 Give forth 53 Of the car 54 Insect e(f ' .15 Hole* (6 Foundation 57 Editors (ab.) DOWN 1 Pteu|t ZSctot fl f

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