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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 7, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7,19*6 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUX COURIER NEW8 OO. H. W, HAINE8, Publisher •AMY A. HAIKES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Msntger Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1911. Member of The Associated Press 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. $6.50 per year 13.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS Sharp wits, like sharp knives, often cut their owner's fingers—Arrowsmith. * * * The rrtactitr »u(ht to find out acceptable., wordi: and that which was written was upright, eren words of truth.—Eccl. 12:10. BARBS During a Hood on the west coast » ro»t was left ttranded on a front porch. Call a cop—he knows how to carry a billy. * * * With all the winter sales in full swing what this country needs is a {2.98 bill. ¥ * * Money goes about half as far as it used to, but It still does a good job of going fast. # * * When folks who have nothing to no spend *""> much tim with people who are busy, the wheels «f procress slop. * ¥ * Boys in an industrial home are required to do repair work in their classrooms. Teachers should Have We Forgotten A Segment of City's Youth? From a Sunday School class, made up of 18 and 17 year olds, comes the perennial complaint of that age group; "There's nothing to do in Blytheville." Eternal though that gripe may be, it is still worthy of study. Blytheville, through many agencies, operate* one of the best programs for young people of any town its size in the South. This program is centered about the various Scout organizations, the Blytheville Y, Little League, Pony League and Pee-Wee League baseball which work together with the city government, churches and schools in supplying a fine program of supervised recreation for youngsters. But the problem of this group of young men and women — who are no longer children — is something which offers different problems which require different approaches. Scout work, Y activities and baseball and the like hold but little fascination for the largest part of the group. Some 20 years ago, Blytheville High School and Parent-Teacher Association realized the problem in this area and instituted the Friday night dances, which, judging from its longevity, has been one of the most successful recreational devices in the city's history. But, this group is now asking, what about Saturday nights? And what about Saturday afternoons? And shouldn't there be some place to go other than local cafes and drug stores for those who have nothing to do after school? As of now, these young people, by their own admission, seem to be spending these leisure hours in riding in automobiles, playing pinball machines or just hanging around first one place and then the other. This is another problem which has come about by our nation's higher standard of living. Fifty years ago, a farm wife (or husband) would have liked r nothing better than to have around the house a grown child with time on his hands. There was more work to do than the entire family could accomplish in a dawn-to-dark day anyway, and the larger the family, the more work it took. Happily enough, the young people are aware of their problem and are seeking guidance. They will ask Blytheville'* Ministerial Alliance to give them advice on what to do during those idle hours. The solution will be neither quick nor jwrfect, but this particular issue looms Urn* in the city's growing program to k«wp its youth busy and happy. Readiness to Fight It ii often said that war i» the extension of diplomacy into the area of force. Through the long history of modern diplomacy, the threat of military action has gone side by side with the techniques of negotiation. It seems strange that anyone In Europe, where this diplomacy was born, should now profess terror at its continued application. But some of the foreign criticism of Secretary of State Dulles' position on the question of deterring aggressors is that surprising. To be sure, a military stalemate exists between East and West which may suggest to many that any gesture beyond negotiation is mere bluff. But the stalemate may not always exist. The arms race goes on. Who is to sav the Russians would not again resort to lorce if they thought they could bring if off? Since that prospect always looms, we must indicate that we will not shrink from such a test if it should come. To do otherwise, to say ' can cast nothing in- the balance but a willingness to negotiate, would be to hand the victory to the Communists. Readiness to fight—communicated to the adversary—is the best way to avoid it. VIEWS OF OTHERS Fear of Minorities The curse of government and the handicap o? government officials is the necessity, or what seems to be the necessity, of considering the political effects of every action that is taken, in terms of votes st the next election. And the particular curse of this political aspect of public questions, is the necessity, or the seeming necessity of considering the effect of a particular action on this or that minority group. Over and over again we hear discussion of what this group or that group will do at election time. It appears that some men in public office seem to be trying to decide what is the best course of action, with one eye cocked toward a minority group which has a special interest in the subject. This is because of two assumptions, both of which are highly dubious. One is that these minority groups vote' more or less as a unit, taking orders from their leaders. The second is that members of such groups have only one Interest In government, and will ignore every other issue and vote solely on whether they are getting what they want. Thus it is assumed that the farmers of the United States, when they go to the polls next November, will vote on the Farm Price question only and ignore foreign policy and everything else; that is to say they will vote aa farmers rather than as Americans. The same assumption would have the labor man voting only on th« matter of labor laws: the Negroes only on the basis of the racial questions; the Jews only on the basis of what is done for the state of Israel. Of course it would be foolish to think that the questions that come closed home do not affect the thinking of all of us. But it is assuming a lot to think that the country Is divided up into a lot of groups, each solely intent on Its own good and organized to blackjack the government at Washington into giving them what they want. Professionals or self-appointed leaders, may like to give that impression but it is an insult to the intelligence of the people they think they represent. And for men in publla office to fit their actions and their votes to placate or ingratiate themselves with this or that group is to stamp themselves as poor public servants who do not deserve the confidence of anybody, even those to whom they would knuckle under.—Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. Why Change Now? We can't blame the people of Truth or Consequences much for getting sick of the most un- wleldly name in the American geography. But, like the bride, the inhabitants of T or C took the name for better or worse in eager anticipation of reaping publicity from a, national radio show. It seems to us they ought to stick to their bargain as revolting as it must be. After all the post office department and the map makers can't go a round changing the name of a town from one year to the next on a whim. New Mexico has something at stake in this, too. What other state can point with pride to a town wih the silliest name In the nation?—Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. SO THEY SAY I believe many, dealers are disgusted at the methods and ethics of curent automobile marketing practices .... Our salesmen have lost much of the moral and social satisfaction and are beginning to lose the economic benefits previously derived from adherence to highest standards. —George Romney, president American Motors (Nash, Hudson). * * * I think more mistakes like "go it alone," "msj- «lve retaliation," and "brink of war" will bring (Secretary of State Dulles, to the brink of hU usefulness.—Sen Estes Ktf&uver (D., Term.), c»m- psjgnlnf In Wisconsin. * * * Moviemakers must never forget they srt responsible as artists and molders of men's thought!. To appeal to the lowest Instincts of the public for the sake of the box office Is treason to the human spirit and treason to the art we serve. —Moviemaker Cecil B. DcMillt. "Shouldn't We Get the Boot in trie Water?" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD - NEA) - On- quite «_ Ml**ned ~xt ««.. stage, Offstage and Upstage. , Marilyn Monroe and Marlon Brando loving it up on the screen is box- office bait in the 20th Century-Fox stuido file labeled "Future Plans." Brando owes Fox a film and, with Marilyn returning to the lot for a series o! films—well, it could happen. There's lots of money around town saying that Grace Kelly will NOT marry Prince Rainier . . . Britain's Diana Dors, who looks like MM, is considering a Hollywood movie bid, from Producers don't know what they will think of neit to drive actresses stark, raving mad." The "MOM Parade" on TV ran into a blind alley .The format is being changed, at the sponsor's request,, to put the accent on entertainment rather than on advertising MGM movies. Robert Ryan on the TV-or-not- TV question: "Too much TV f«- miliarity can breed box-office indifference. Even a friend whs shows up in your home too frequently becomes ft bore, and th« him- "Ah, have not seen you WUOU JIIUVIC LS1U, ti"*4t » »wn«i- i_ —--- j -, Aubrey Schenck and Howard Koch, j same psychology applies to stari Adolphe Menjou, who Is idolized I seen all the time on television. in France, strolled into the old; 1___ „ Paris restaurantrLaperoUse. me •• SELECTED JHORTS: Cary- proprietor rushed up embrace Grant's forming his own company proprietor ^^^ " MenjoUp j lo star in a ram version of "Run since 1935 and I Silent, Run Deep," Comdr. Ed- Beach's submarine '6 next may ipon he proceeded to reel be AI Kiddie, a aemer at the Hot«l off the entire menu of Menjou's Sahara in Las Vegas. last meal there — Six, belon • oysters served with Sylvaner. "The Yellow Rose of Texas it wine roast partridge with pom- headed for the cameras as a mes souffles laperous souffle and movie. Brunette Beverly Garland fine champagne. | is becoming a blond to star in the can tell you exactly what you ate ward Beach's submari when you were last here." ' novel . . . Martha Raye'e Whereupon he proceeded to reel be Al Riddle, a dealer at "I will be delighted to repeat will just repeat the cheque." The 25-franc dinner for t\vo of 20 years ago now comes to 8100 francs! Not on the teleprompter: Preston from I film "Meet Me At Acapulco" as a follow-up to "Meet Me in Las Vegas." • Remember Red Skeltoo In 'Public Pigeon No. 1." m Cllma* TV show last September? RKO movie Peter Edson's Washington Column — Real Test of Ike's Soil Bank Plan: Will It Buy Farm Vote for GOP? WASHINGTON —NEA)— All economic gobbledygook aside— the real test of the new Eisenhower soil bank plan is whether It will buy the farm vote for the Republican party In November. To get the answer, It's necessary to check up on the work of the nearly 95,000 state, county and community Agricultural stabilization and Conservation Program commltteemen. There isn't any use being coy about this. The Democrats used this machinery to hold the farm. vote in the 1930's and '40's. Now It's the Republicans' turn. That's for running politics. Top responsibility the machine is given by law to Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson. Actually in charge Is Earl M. Hughes, Commodity Stabilization Service administrator for the past year. He is a Woodstock, 111., farmer, farm management and marketing expert. He works directly with the state A.S. and C.P. committees. They have three members In all states except Texas and California, which have five. All state commltteemen are appointed and fired by the secretary of agriculture. Since January, 1953, when the OOP came to town, there has been almost 100 per cent turnover of state committeemen. This gives one clue to the political possibilities. Under the stale committees there is a county committee for every one of 3053 agricultural counties. Under the county committees are 28,133 community committees, each of three members. That makes an average of rune community committees in each county. Some have more, some less. Community committees are elected by the farmers In each area for one-year terms. Community committees elect one delegate to an annual county convention. This convention elects the three county committeemen. The 1596 county commltteemen are paid by the Department of Agriculture when they work. Last year they worked an average of 36 days each for an average of S9.44 a day. The 84,399 community committeemen worked an average of three days each last year, for an average $8.61 a day. There is a normal turnover of 30 per cent a year in committee members. This means a 60 per cent turnover since'1953. This, in brief, is the administrative machinery that handles acreage allotments, marketing quotas and conservation payments to farmers under existing law. It has been in existence since the Triple-A Act of 1936. Last year, Its administrative costs alone for staff, field surveys, aerial mapping and paper work were 62 million dollars. And this Is the machine which will be put to work measuring fields for acreage reserve and conservation reserve if and when Congress makes the new Eisenhower plan the law of the land. Since the end of the Korean war, when the surpluses began to pile up, community and county committeemen's principal activity has been to talk their neighbors into cutting' production. The only money they have had to pass out has been for ACP—agricultural conservation payments. When the soil bank plan goes into operation, the committeemen will be coming around to see how much money their neighbors will be entitled to for putting land into reserve. The original idea was that certificates for payment would be available around harvest time. For some crops, that would be after election. So that detail is being changed. The plan now is to make payments available just as soon as conservation use of a field has been established. This may mean paying a farmer for plowing under a planted crop, or not harvesting a part of a crop. Will this Influence the farm vote, or won't It? Whether or not, a lot of new jobs will have to be created to survey and check. That's another possible political plum to come out of this latest plan to save the farmers. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Small children, like grownups, are sensitive to their experiences and these are not only in the emotional field but the physical field aa well! An excellent example was sent In by a reader recently. She said: "About three months ago I took my little three year old son downtown. While in town he had to go to the bathroom so I took him into one of the stores. Ai'terword, I flushed the toilet end it made a terrific noise which frightened him. I had almost had him trained, but since then he will not go near a bathroom anywhere except at home. Now the problem is that we are about to move and he will not even go near our new bathroom.' ' Obviously, this child was frightened and associates his fright with the performance of his natural functions. I believe that calmness and iirm- nass in helping the boy to get over his fear will do the Job. Certainly he should not be punished for his present fright and the mother will probably have to make up her mind that it will take some months to get the boy back where he was before. This question raises the problem of training children in toilet habits. In this connection, I should like to say first that not all children develop control at th esame speed or exactly the same age. Those who are somewhat slower in this respect will probably grow up just ss well «s the ones who achieve control early. A healthy baby usually begins to establish bowel control between one and two years old. When, the baby is nine or ten months old It can be placed for short periods on the "potty" — tills should be done at first with the child lying .down as It'Is not able to sit up safely so soon. Most Infants begin to catch on quickly, especially with praise. The "potty" should be used reRularly •t the same time of day, usually after the first morning meal. But neither the mother or the baby should In exhausted by keeping it up too long If success is not achieved. Every infant enjoys cleanliness and appreciates the praise received. The parents should avoid scolding when the infant fails. Once bowel control has become established and the child is a little older, the responsibility for the bowels should be placed on the child rather than the parents. The process of emptying the bladder in small babies is automatic. As soon as the bladder is stretched to a certain point, the nerves carry the message to the spinal cord and the bladder is emptied without conscious thought. Gradually, that sensation of a full bladder begins to be carried up to the brain itself and when this develops, It is possible for the child to control urination. Until the message is received in the brain, however, it is useless to expect something the baby cannot do. The emotions play 8 big part. The problem is almost always more difficult in children who live where the parents quarrel, in broken homes, or those in which one child is favored over the others. In fact, almost anything which makes a young child feel insecure tends to delay control of these boj- ily functions. WHEN IT RAINS, some rivers get too big for their bridges. — Cleveland (Ga.) Courier. LITTLE L»Z It's surprising how many people think they can be healthy, wealthy tnd wise in on* lifetime. •«»• • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Forcing Two Bid Too Much By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NF.A Service When you open with two of suit, you assume responsibility for a game contract of some kind. Your partner may be forced to bid no-trump just to keep the bidding open, and you can't rely on such no-trump bids to show stoppers in the unbid suits. In today's hand North had a doubtful two-bid since, he couldn t really feel confident about game if the hand had to play in clubs opposite a weak South hand. He should have felt even less confident about no-trump. North discovered 'that his partner NORTH (D) 7 4A874 4> AK6 *AKQ105 WEST EAST 4105 AQJ93 VK10843 ¥AJ72 • J1072 484 484 4962 SOUTH 4K62 V965 4Q953 + J73 Neither side vul. Nortk East South West 24 Pass 2 N.T. Pass 34 Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 4 had a weak hsnd, since his first response was two no-trump. He next discovered that South didn't have four-card support for spades, since South couldn't rsise that suit. That's all North knew. He knew nothing about the hearts or diamonds. His pass at three no-trump was t sheer iambic. He should have bid four clubs, Intending ro play the hand at game in clubs unlcu South could come through with * belated diamond bid. If South bid four diamonds, North would raise to five In that suit. "nster, about switching "Waterfront" to "Test Pilot"; I'd usl ,. bou ^ t . *" " torj " rather hear people ask, 'Why did i° r the red top. he drop it?' than hear them say my doesn't he drop it?' No series can maintain its top' popularity more than two years." Ramon Novarro's announcement in N.Y. that he's returning to the screen for the first time since 1934 makes him a new member of the Short Memory Club. He played the role of a Mexican police chief in Bob Mltchum's movie, "The Big Steal," in 1949. Chasing-f ame-in-Hollywood note i 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Barnes Crook was elected president of the Bachelors Club for 1941 at a meeting last night In the Ros» Room of Hotel Noble. L. O. Thompson was named secretary and treasurer. Charles Crlgger III is ill of measles at his home at 801 West Walnut B. M. Holt is ill of a sinus infeo- from an advertisement to Dally tlon ' at ' hls home • Variety. It read: "I surrender. Young man with no agent, no contract, no roles, will give up very promising career as actor for interesting job." Betty HutUm, unhappy with her career since her "retirement,", is switching agents . . . Republic will do a feature movie about its TV 'Mat Clark, Railroad Detec- hlt, tlve" Those blue words and lines in the TV version of "Blithe Spirit" brought CBS a flock of indignant letters from fans . . .. kathryn Grayson says she's ready for more movies after promising herself she'd retire. Judy Garland, who thinks TV Is a "miserable medium," is still groaning about her first appearance I on home screens: have never done anything that tough," she says. "I was In a state of absolute shock after the show and I didn't know what I was doing. I don't think I'll be There would have been far less guesswork if North had opened with only one club. South would respond with one diamond, and North would now Jump to two spades. South would make a forced response of three clubs, whereupon North could show diamond support by bidding three diamonds. Now • South could bid three spades, and North would have a good picture of the South hand: three—card spades support, three—card club support, some weak holding In Diamonds, and no strength in Hearts because South consistently avoided bidding no- trump). North would therefore bid five clubs. There was nothing to the play at three no-trump. The defenders took the first five heart tricks, setting the contract before South could get started. Mrs. Edgar Borum, Mrs. Sam Norris and daughter Reen will leave Sunday morning for Havana, Cubs>. He Remembers What He Forgot RICHMOND, Va. ifi — One of the things best remembered by Dr. James A. Jones Jr., new president of Union Theological Seminary here, is somethlng_he forgot. A young couple stood at the altar in his church which, was full of their friends. No preacher appeared to marry them. Phone calls to Dr. Jones' home and various hospitals failed to locate him. Another preacher was located and the wedding knot was tied. Dr. Jones said he was so engrossed In the difficulties of a family In his church that he forgot the time of the wedding. "Those youngsters were good friends of mine," said Dr. Jones. "Fortunately, they still are." Law Requires Accident Report LANSING, Mich. W) — Under a new Michigan law any motorist who does $100 or more damage to another's car, regardless of whether anyone is injured, must make a reoprt to the secretary of state. The new report is in addition to a police report required, as previously, in injury accidents. The new law also requires a motorist to have insurance or be able t<, post security of $10.000 for one bodily injury claim and $20,000 for two or more claims. The old requirements were $5,000 and $10,000. Screen Star Answer to Today's Puzilt ACROSS DOWN 1 Screen star, i Female - Stevens serv ant 5 He is at home 2 In addition on a movie 3Roster 4 Said of certain water vessels 8 He was born in Cleveland, 5 Shop 12Cratury plant °*- lcrn "y 13 Pedal digit 7 Gd> " mound 8 Trying experience 9 Warmth 10 Preposition 11 Harem rooms 19 Exist 20 By way of 22 Lease 0 W H V V? 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