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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 6, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURFKR NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAIKES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole Nstlonal Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- oftice at Elytiievllle. Arkansas, under act ol Con- grea, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythcvllle or any suburban town where carrier service la maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 mllei. 55.00 per year. J2.50 for six months, J1.25 tor three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. J12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And Jehoshaphat bowed Ms head with his face to the ground: and all Jiideah and the Inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the Lord, worshipping the Lord.—Il.Chronlcles 20:18. First worship God; he that forgets to pray Bids not for himself good morrow, nor good day. Randolph. Barbs Some fish grew very quickly and some very slowly this summer — depending on who caught them. * # * For * housewife to get all the meat she ncedi for the family is a gamble — and the stakes arc too dern high. * * * During the hot weather, when told to go jump in the lake, smart people did It. ¥ ¥ ¥ The season for th» sport shirt with the low- cut collar IB almost over. Then, back into th« trenches we go. The Plight Of The Hospitals Thought a person who's just paid a hospital bill may find it hard to believe, the average American medical plant is badly in need of money. The chronic problem of raising costs —for patients and hospitals both— is reaching the danger point. Unless we can find a solution, the price of adequate medical care may soon be beyond the reach of tens of millions of families. Last year's general hospital patient was socked with an average bill of $19 a day. But the daily costs to the insli- tution were closer to J21. The average net loss, specifically, was fl.58 per patient. That' hospitals run at a loss is something we've come to expect. But many are slipping so lar in the red that funds from their regular charity sources no longer can cover the deficit. Their vital supply of working capital has fallen critically low. Making the problem acute is the fact that demands on our medical plant are constantly growing larger. Compared to 20 years ago, annual new admissions have almost tripled in number, and with every new admission, of course, the average loss per patient is automatically multiplied. The hospitals' rise in expenses has several basic causes, with the most important of all being snowballing costs of labor. Due to newer medical methods which call for intensive care, they have needed additional workers. And to meet competition from industry they have had to keep raising pay scales in Border to hold onto their personnel. Some are trying to offset the rise by using various cos! cutting moves which have worked for private industry, such as better communications Systems. There' seem? to be general agreement, however, that adequate general hospital plants cannot be run on assembly- line methods. And the savings, at most, have been minor. The rise in cost to the public has so far been largely obscured by the growth of prepaid insurance plans. But as hospital fees get steadily larger, so will the size of the premiums. It is already happening now. A Blue Cross official from Michigan recently told the American Hospital Association that the cost of prepaid hospital care is presently out of the reach of one out of every four families. The problem is bound to get worse. As our national population shows a greater proportion of old folk (a very definite trend), demands for additional hospital care will continue to show an increase. And most of the nation's hospital men predict that the upswing in costs will be with us for many years. Somehow the trend must be stopped. Some juggest that the government do it, by stepping up federal grants so that losses ol all general hospital plants will be automatically covered. Others strongly oppose this, claiming it surely would lead us to the evils of socialization. Whatever the final answers, they cannot be long delayed. We have forced our nation's medical plant to plead for funds like a beggar for far too many years. Permitting this to continue clearly would be a mistake. VIEWS OF OTHERS Of Robins and Campaigns There comes a tinip, says an old political axiom "when statesmanship ri.w above principal." crntic ft ml Republican national chairman .seem to herald n spring of nothing but beautitude, so does the clean-campnlKn pledge of the Democratic and Republican national chairmen see into promise the congressional candidates tills year will above that crn.K.s quip. Over clasped hands instigated by the Fair Campaign Practices Committee. Inc., the two party leaders pledged they would ask all candidates to pledge they will resort to no "personal vilification, charac-tcr defamation .whispering campaigns, libel slander or scurrilous attacks." It was quite a ceremony. Interesting enough, plans were made Lo mall the pledge to all candidates, but none to follow through and police signing or compliance. Apparently, as ever, each candidate from now on is on his own; a .situation which In the past has produced the .smears now resolved aK^lnst. Ncvertheles^ it Ls a start on which much Is capable of being built. Perhaps even minor observance would elicit from a shocked public sdch heavy vote us to persuade the office-seekers the untarnished truth Is indeed the best campaign fodder Meanwhile, like the robln'.s, the song is a pleasant harbinger to be harked and enjoyed, at least until the cloudbursts burst.—St. Louis Globe Democrat. Monument To A Boom For some 20 yenrs the Empire State building In New York City has been the world's tallest, but an even taller structure is bcfnp; discussed by officials of the New York Central railroad, to house Grand Central Terminal and use the "wasted air space" above It. The Empire State building was constructed after the peak of the skyscraper-building era, which corresponded with the boom times of the Ifl^O'.s. If the proposed rnlirond building is put up, it will be after the boom times of the late 1940's and early lUSQ's. In recent years, statements have been heard thnt skyscrapers are "on their w»y out" because of city trafllc congestion and because of the atom bomb. Since a railroad Is considering the construction of u $100,000,000 building 1 ( HOO feet high, maybe these statements can be compared With some older ones about railroads being doomed because of highways nnd trucks— Lumber ton (N.C.) Robesonlan. News For Teachers Tlieif are .some leacher.s who will get a lot of news out. of Miss Joan Brownell's pronouncement. She i.s the attractive 18-year-old daughter of the United Stairs Attorney Genera t, \vhn has just been named queen of the President's Cup Regotla on the Potomac. Miss Umwncll worked as an airline secretary tills .summer while waiting for college to open and also hclprd with the household chores. She doesn't plan a government career as shf said the pay scale is too low. We ImmctUiiU'lv thought of s\ tlo'icn or so occupations whose rnmprnsatitui beats the government scale of pay. Mnybe she wanted to be a movie star, a model or an artist or something like that. But we were all wrong. She doesn't want to any ot those things. What she wants to do is to teach school. Surely she has hoard something about teacher pay which those inside of the profession have missed.—Shelby »N. c.i Daily Star. Big'If Kkls used (o £(•( oil! (ibnut chirk nnd throw up thnr hut* ami SHIR n song to the tlulloring bnts: "B.U. l:;it. c-t'int' under my lint i '1! K've you n .slice ol ten-cm. And, if i hnke I'll cive you n dike, 11 I'm not much im-stnken." Voters are nutlonnt; annmri in (he skies now nnd n lot of huts ure beiMK tossed up in Ihe air. There's hollering and wilt! promising, i'he old .SOUK definitely offers n slice ol baron . riease Note, however, as in the ease of the elnlciren's song, there is a lust line to wil: "If I'm nut rmich mistaken." There's n loophole left there. Out Ihe poor bill was not .suppose to be annly'tical. nor is the voter. Let's not count on the cake. Thnt 'if is Indefinite.—Cornelia iGa.i Georgian. SO THEY SAY It is healthier to have two political parties which compete for tho right to represent the nation. It 1* also Important Ihnt competition should stop at the water's edge so that,' when we face others t we do so as a united nation.-—Secretniy of Slate Dulles. * * •¥• My doctor lias me under lull strenuous supporters in Mrs, Truman and my daughter Margaret—Former President Truman on orders nol to campaign. * * * The Peoples Armed Forces miist fulfill their tasks lo liberate Formosa, wipe mil Ihe traitor Chamg Knl-shek clique nnd complett the unification o< China. -Red Qcn. Yen. Clicn Ylnj. What's All This Fuss About a German Problem? "1MB OMLT/ V&OB&tA ^5%j) WHICH R£4LLV INTERESTS V^ tV REMARRIED?" Peter fdson't Washington Column — Revised Figures Show Ike Batted . J73 on His Legislative Program WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The White House has quietly revised Ike's hatting a vent ye on how mich of hi.s legislative program hit through Congress down from the originally announced .830 to 513. When Ike's legislative man, Gen. Wilton Persons, gleefully called In 'eportors to announce the original re.s he .stated that the Presi- lent had succeeded in getting 53 if hi.s proposals passed and had ailed o n 11. The new report, which is n lalnstaking breakdown of nil of he President's legislative reconi- neiidatlons, reveals that lie got f) measures passed but failed on 6. That doc.s not include opproprl- tions requests. But it does Include everything in the State of the Union nu'.ssaye, special mes-sagcs, gut message and recoinmendn- lons In (he economic report. An interesting figure in the new 't'CMikdown is the revelation that he administration failed to come ip \vitli bills on 11 .specific re- [ucsts which Ihe President had n Adi?. This nn'Kht account for part T the discrepancy between (lie \vo averages. No bill for a new military re- em; plan was offered. Ike had sked for an Increase of the mini- iiim wage and expansion of Its overage, but no bill aceomptish- i; this was dropped In the hop- per. Nor did any administration source produce a promised "buy American" bill, a revised public lands policy or n bill which would revise the immigration act. There were several minor items In that list like Ike's request for a uniform law on how the flag should be displayed. There are several reasons for this failure. In the case of the reserve bill the Pentagon didn't come up with a plan soon enough. Some Items, like the new mlni- tium wage, might have been too controversial within the party. A couple of the recommendations apparently were just forgotten. Actually there's no way to figure a batting average like this on legislation because It's not a simple arithmetic problem. Some bills are more important than others. Some bills weren't entirely satisfactory :o the President. Depending on how you figure the variables you could come "up with any average. The Important thing, really, is I hot Ike was overjoyed with the net result and the party is making political hay out of it. A .significant aspect of the new of what was passed and not inssed is that there are not a lot if controversial parts of Ike's basic program left to be eneacted into law. This fact has a bearing on both he current campaigns and on the possibility that Ike will be stuck with a Democratic House and It tends to weaken the Republican argument that unless the voters support GOP candidates Ike's legislative program is going to be scuttled. If you assume that the President didn't hold anything back from the program as he originally stated it, then by his own claim the bulk of ft Is law already regardless of whether the Democrats win Congress In November. Of course there will be new Issues coming up. But a rundown from the new "unpassed" list shows relatively few really hot issues Ike would have to take up with a Democratic Congress. He might have trouble with his federal reinsurance health services plan. He didn't have time to come up with a uniform water resources policy but it could give him trouble when he does try to get one through a Democratic Congress, if that happens. There are the elements of the chronic public versus private power fight in Niagara River and Upper Colorado River Basin development programs which will be taken up by the next Congress. A partisan fight could easily develop over Ike's promise to make changes In the immigration law. Tlie only thing that's sure if :heres' a Democratic Congress, ffce will have his education In poli- ,lcs thoroughly rounded out by the .ime the 1956 elections roll around. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. The condition known as piles or ^norrholds has been discussed in microns occasions previously but u> problem is still with us and robably always will be. In any l numerous readers of this nn keep asking questions on h c subject, principally about and treatment. I! is not possible to give a very >ud explanation of the cause of ilt'S. They consist nf enlarged or ,l;ih'd veins known as hemorroid- . veins lying around the exit of ii' inlt\stmal 'tract. T< would .serin int. anything which Increases the vssnre of the bloori passing .niiisih llu'M> vt'iiis would be like- invmikilly to wr:iken the walls tht? wins so Uv.U they vvnuun .••niiiinenlly enlarged. Certainly there are reasons to •lu-ve that long continued strain ich as chronic constipation, child- I'th. a .severe cough contribute to e development if piles. It is also ble that the sitting for hours at a lime which so many occupations now demand has something to do with the development of hemorrhoids. Once present what can one do, and is there anything: better than surgery? It Is true that sometimes the veins become temporarily greatly enlarged and then may return to normal or almost so. This happens quite often at childbirth, for example. But if the piles are permanent and are causing bleeding, itching or discomfort, all of which arc commin, the best treatment, is visually surgery. This involves cutting out or tying the enlarged veins, or both. Injecting (hem with an irritating fluid which causes t thorn to close up is sometimes ! used but this is not a ways pos- ' sible. ; When n person with hemorrhoids ' understands what has happened he : will not be so likely to expect j some new and miraculc 1 .! 1 ' foim of treatment. But there Is another thins 1 ', loo, which everyone should realize. There are n lot of veins and no person with piles lias them [ all cn.arged. Consequent) 1 ii the I enlarged veins are cut out or Injected it is posslbe that others wil dilate and cause trouble later. For this reason it is wise to try to identify, and correct if posslbe -such , factors as constipation . or coughing which may have had something to do with their development in the first place. I am often askea aibo whether hemorrhoids increases the chances of developing cancer. They do not. ©JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service Hy OSWALD JACOBY Take Tips From Tourney Players When today's hand was playea in the national team championship a few weeks ago, it wa.s difficult for South to stay out of trouble, in one room, the South player got to four hearts and went down one trick quickly and quietly. In the other room, as shown in the diagram, South got to three no- trump and muffed his chance to make that contract. West opened the queen of spades, and South properly allowed him to hold the trick. West continued with the jack of spades, and South won with the king. It was now clear that West had a long spa'de suit, headed by all of the rmssing strength, since otherwise he wouldn't have been so eager to hammer awny at South's bad suit. South needed the diamonds to make his contract, so he led a diamond towards the dummy and finessed dummy's queen. When this held, South drew a sigh of relief and i'11 shed I he ace of diamonds. South had sighed too soon, for this w»s a mistake. West naturally ployed the king of diamonds, and the nc.M diamond trick was won by East. It was easy for East to return his last spade, whereupon West .vet the contract by taking the rest of the spades. South knew that he had to lose a diamond trick no matte how favorably the suit might break. (Even if you give West the king-jack of diamonds, East will still have 10-x-x and make a trick.) The Important thing was to lose the diamond trick to West rather than to East in order to avoid losing a total of four spade tricks. When the finesse of the queen of diamonds succeeds, South must Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NBA) —Behind the Screens: What's happened to "biologically correct" romantic movie costarring teams? It's Gable and Turner again in "Betrayed" and Tony -Curtis anc Janet Leigh ditto but the onetime magic of "Together Again' seems to have lost its box-office wallop. Maureen O'Hara gave me thai "biologically correct" label for the guys and dolls who once loved it up as celluloid teams and then admitted she's one of the dolls unhappy about the lack of "Together Again" flickers. "It's one of the things wrong with movies," she lamented between scenes of "Lady Godiva of Coventry." "Today It's only big Important films that make money no matter who's In the cast. Yet only a few years ago the box office depended on co-starring teams. I still think the people want them." Then she leveled It: "And let's be frank about II. John Wayne and I should do another film. I'm still getting: fan mall about 'The Quiet Man.' We're biologically correct for each other." Movie seating capacity in the U. S. now totals more .than 14,000,000—a gain of about 25 per cent since 1948. ... Gene Tierney's reported headed for a three- month take-it-easy vacation. TERRY MOORE'S Joining Bob dope's TV show cast. . . . Joan Bennett's daughter, Mellnda Markey, Is complaining that everyone Is trying to discourage her from acting despite her succew. She says: 'When I'm a character actreas I'll be a star." Olivia de Havilland's become a golden blonde for "Not as a Stranger." It's dyed—not a wig. ... It's definite — Prank Sinatra for the Nathan Detroit role in the film version of "Guys and Dolls." .. . Humphrey Bogart's ready for TV—If he can slice a capital-gain melon. Alter leading five TJSO-Holly- wood camp show troupes to Korea, Los Angeles radio and television M. C. Johnny Grant picks two howlers as his best-laugh getters for G. I. audiences. As he told the first one on Lt. Gen. Bruce Clark: "I was just outside having a smoke and in the darkness I saw a soldier peeping at our girls through a dressing-room tent flap. I said, 'Soldier, you better not do that. I'll tell Gen. Bruce Clark on you'. "The soldier replied, 'Shhhhh— I AM Gen. Bruce Clar*.' " The other was Johnny's description of the most dangerous man in the world — "a second lieutenant WEST 4 AQJ 108 V .T 10 7 2 *K4 *82 South 1 A 3* 3N.T. NORTH < A None * A65 » AQ873 + Q 10965 BAST A542 V81 » J109 + KJ743 SOUTH (D) * K 9 7 6 3 V KQ93 » 652 + A East-West vul. Wept North 2* .1* 3V Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 Q East Pass Pass Pass Pass lead n heart to his king and return another diamond towards the dummy. West must play the king, of course, and he should be allowed to hold the trick. Now West can take only two further spade tricks, but he cannot prevent declarer from winning the contract with three hearts, four diamonds, a spade, and a club. It Is quite true that West might have more than two diamonds, but this wouldn't alter the situation. If West Is able to play a low diamond on the second round of that suit, dummy can play the ace and give the third trick to West's king. If West puts up the king of diamonds on the second round, he Is allowed lo hold the trick. This play makes sure that West wins the only defensive diamond trick. 75 Years Ago In Blythtville — Coffee special at a local store this week reads thus: "Buy One Pound Of Country Club Coffee for 24 cents and receive one additional pound for 12 cents." Miss Marjorie Wood and Miss Patricia Wood, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Charles A. Wood, are students in Southern Illinois State Normal University, Carbondale, 111. Mrs. L. E. Old became a member of the Wednesday Bridge Club yesterday. She replaces Mrs. Baker Wilson, who has moved to Somerville, Tenn. U. S. Branson, Jr., received his Master of Arts Degree from the University of Arkansas and is now teaching In Salpulpa Junior College, Salpulpa, Okla. with a map." ELSE LANCHESTER about her wicked-stepmother role In "T h t Glass Slipper": "I play her as a well-adjuated witch." Well, that's a novelty In Hollywood, Ingrid Bergman's daughter, Pia, and a University of California student, Alex Wittleman, are corresponding. She's at school in Pennsylvania. . .. Diana Coupland, who sang for Lana Turner in "Betrayed," won an MOM record contract. No more voice ghosting. Polly Bergen's TV Hit Parad« singing is bringing her film offers she can't accept because of the video contract. . .. It's vocal tricks for Shelley Winters—an Arkansas drawl in "Night of the Hnnter" and a German accent In her next, "I Am a Camera." June Haver's still humming "Undecided" about her film career. But she's reading scripts if you want a .clue. FIRST SMOKE wisps Indicating a partnership split between Ida Lupino and her ex, Collie Young, are curling into the rumor zone. It may mean the end of their Filmakers Co. and the formation of a. new production unit by Ida and her husband, Howard Duff. Joan Rice, the British doll who scored in Walt Disney's "Robin Hood" and Burt Lancaster's "His Majesty O'Keefe," has obtained her contract release from J. Arthur Rank. Next stop—Hollywood. LITTLi LIZ— A politico! candidate must hovt a background that will attract votes and a foreground that wiH televise well. *nu» SOME PEOPLE know that Fall here when the leaves on tha trees change color. A more reliable sign for the fathers of small soys is when they start tripping over footballs instead of baseballs eft on the porch steps. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. PROSECUTOR: "Now .tell the [ury the truth, madam. Why did fau shoot your husband with a jow and arrow?" DEFENDANT: "I didn't want a wake the children." — Wali Street Journal. A MAN is known by the ccm- )any he keeps, especially when it mys dividends. — Dallas News. A MAN spends the first 30 years of his life throwing rocks at a tar- jet, the next 30 years examining he target to see where the rocks lit: and from then on he sits around and cusses rock throwing general. — Jackson (Tenn.) Sun. A WOMAN needs some time to icrself. She has to call up her rlends. — Ellaville (Ga.) Sun. FIRST — Are you going to let hat redhead steal your boy riend? SECOND — Never! I'll dye first. — GreeneviHe (Tenn.) Sun. Teammates Answer to Previous Puizl* 5 Missile 6 Each 7 Encountered 8 Rajahs' wives 9 Employer 10 The acid 11 Corned beef 17 Woman adviser 19 H.idgerlike animal ACROSS 1 Uncle Tom and Little — 4 and Eve 8 • and Naomi 12 Operated 13 Narrow fillet 14 Bewildered 15 Also 16 Staleness 18 Notched 20 Circumference23 Insists 21 Rowing tool 24 Peel 22 Hints 24 Agreement 26 Hitler 27 He and . 30 Claim 32 He defeated the Midianites 34 Staggered 35 Merited 36 Worm 37 Poems 39 Assists 40 Small bottle 41 , amas, amat 42 Supplied j. .\veapons 145 Overcomes hostility 49 Outbuildings 51 Electrical unit STAGE 25 Beverages made with malt 26 Ibsen's "— Gabler" 28 Cultivated 29 Finishes 31 Hypothetical earth representations 33 Play 38 Most aged 40 Aboriginal Ceylonese 42 Pointed implements 43 Plant part 44 Philippine native, 46 Unemployed 47 Metrical time unit 48 Clip 27 Longer service 41 Property item 50 Pronoun 52- - and Lady MOST OF US think a (him through carefully and then go j ahead and act on our first impulse. — Ellavjlle (Ga.) 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