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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVll/LE (AftR.) CUUKIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12,1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress. October 9, 1917. 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, $5.00 per year. $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three mnnths; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And thon shalt knoir that thy tabernacle shall he In peace ;and thou shall visit thy habitation, and ahalt net sin.—Job 5:24. ¥ if. if. Sin i* the insurrection and rebellion ol the heart against God; it turns against God; 11 turns from Him, and turns against Him; it turns arms against God.—Richard Allelne. Barbs Statistics show that the average man receive. 1 ! 112 letters a year. And forgets to mail at least that many. ¥ * ¥ It's smart to save old paper for school drives and, for yourself the kind that government bonds are printed on. * * * If men were more Interested in what other men are wearing, more men would go to church * * * fire hundred record! were •hipped to on* of our Army camp*—an easy way to bring harmony. * ¥ ¥ flit-down strikes are usually the result of conditions that workers think they cnn't stand. For Safer Driving In a small publication called "Research Trends" safety authority Alvin C. Smith recently posed—and answered —a highly important question. If his answer should prove correct, it will have an effect on the life-spans of many thousands of persons. The question is basically this: Since all sorts of fragile merchandise can he safely packaged in shipping containers, why can't you and your family be "safely packaged" in automobiles? Smith, for one, believes that you can. And he and a number of others are now working hard to prove it. It seems to be rather clear, he says, that attempts to reduce our highway deaths by cutting down on the accident total have not been a great success. Stricter laws, improvements in roads, safety campaigns and similar weapons surely have been of help. But the death toil continues to climb. Since we still haven't found a way to drastically cut the "frequency" of accidents, the approach we are turning to now is to try to cut the "effects" of accidents. Or to use the language of Smith: We must "safer package' 'the human body so that, when an accident docs occur, the body is well protected. This, he says, can be done two ways. 1. By changing the car's interior to lessen the number of hazards. (A person killed in an auto crash usually strikes his head on a lethal object inside the car.) 2. By the use of so-called "body restraints," such as seat belts and special crash bars, which prevent the head from hitting these hazards, or lessen the force of the blow. Results of research so far have been rated "extremely encouraging." They seem to promise a day, says Smith, when deaths resulting from auto crashes will be classed as a rare occurrence. Safety experts agree, however, that unless the public supports such work the day may be slow in arriving. To give our bodies the needed protection, the manufacturers of cars will have to make major changes in their present designs. And when the.se changes will come, it is warned, will depend on how soon we demand them. If this is true, then let's start demanding. And a sensible way to begin is to urge the adoption of seat belts. Seat belts are not uncomfortable. They would not require a change in present design of our autos. According to several studies, they could drastically cut the death toll. Yet we still haven't taken Action to liavs them widely in- stalled. The reason given most often—that there may be some public resistance— seems like a lame excuse. If every make of automobile, made the belts standard equipment, they soon would become accepted. Or the slates could require them by law, as they now do taillights and such. Here is an excellent safely project for clubs and for individuals. Buy such belts and install them yourselves. Write some letters to auto firms—write to public officials. It's been said many times before, but the life you save may (Could) be your own. VIEWS OF OTHERS Cycle A New York department store is advertising "sports car coats" with the slogan, "It's An A Sports C;ir Fashion." When Dad was a lad he donned a linen duster, big gloves and heavy KOKK!CS hooked to a funny kind of peaked cap before revving up the old Locomobile and tooling down the dusty road. He looked pretty much like the chap in the asbestos suits who put out fires on crash-landed airplanes. And Hint's Just what's come back. The old linen duster, abbreviated, to be sure, and better tailored, but the 1. d. Just the same. Even with air conditioning, tinted glass, power steering and streamlined ashtrays, we despair of automotive progress. The cycle Is over on the other .side.. The wire wheel is bnck, and one of these days an enterprising engineer will introduce the crank—with heavy chrome trim, of course.— Asheville (N. GJ Citizen. Even The Politicians House Republican vVhip Leslie Arends of Illinois praises the founding fathers for their admirable design of having Congressional elections only every two years because, he says, it gives us one year free of politics. Now that We nre in the middle of a Congressional election campaign we can see what he means. There certainly have been times when wisdom and principle prevailed mure generally. But we haven't Been any recent years altogether "free of politics." It was quieter last year, but (hat period of peace must be suspect as the time when the politicians thought up some of the tall Idles they're telling now. Comparatively, It is true that we get some rest from matters political In the off-year. Therefore, we may be su.-e that the politicians will defend the part of the Constitution, for in doing so they are protecting their own constitutions which surely could not stand to do this sort of thing all the time.—Florida Times-Union. Compare! Any government with strongly centralized power poses a threat, to personal liberty Each time we tnkc another step toward socialism, ROV- eminent control and higher tuxes in our own country, we should pniif-r and think \vhnt life offers for the Individual in countries where power IK vested In the state find fioveninient bureaucracy has been over expanded.—LcwiMown i 1'a.) Sentinel. Stolen Culture A lending American cull urn 1 expert In an interview in Vienna huh ami.sed the Russians of .stealing .some of the world's most precious musical manuscripts during und since World War II. They include oriRiiml manuscripts (if the works of such musical greats us Mox.arl, Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms, taken, presumably, ti'om their repositories in Gormnny. Austria and other conquered lands, The n-Milt. say.s Carlcton Smith of the National Arts Fomidiitmn. is nn irreparable loss to Western rmiMc.nl .scholar*. "Tlie Russians claim to be p»irons ol culture." he says, "But they are really ciiltuml thirvc.s. They have about ton of the greatest musical manuscripts in the world and they relume to ^ive out any information about them." Ol corse, the GomnmniMs will .stritl (inyihing that isn't nailed down, including life mid liberty, but there's somethum e.speriairy heinous about this particular bit of thievery. When tin 1 Western World next hours ol those manuscripts Mo/sirl. Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms no rioubt, will lie puvivayefi as tom'unnprs of the Red culture and then music will follow the party line.---Greenville- iS C.i Piedmont. SO THEY SAY A man who lakes more words than necessary to tell more than he know.s.—PiTMdent Ei.senhower defines an intellectual. * * .* No one familiar with world technology h:us any doubt thai today the Soviets are enpuble of meeting the atomic elect he power rhi'.llriise.—A EC member Thoimu Murray . * - # -Y- If history holds (rue, we i Republicans) will lose control of Coneres.s. Our opponent are better organize than they were in 1952.—Vu:e President Nixon. » * # I have a feeling . . . that the American people nre tired of this unending < Republican > diet, of equal purhum of nlcene^h, nonM'n.st 1 and na.stien.ss. —Adlai Stevenson. * * * " . He (doigner Christian Dior* should not try to shove around IhtiiR.-, that aren't supposed to be Riiovud around.•—Hnhun acln\ss Silvia I'ampunini on Dlor'c "flat look." ] "Watch That Next Step, Cousin, It's an Ego Buster!' Petti tdson's Washington Column — Friction and Red Tape Increase Woes of US. Overseas Agencies WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The White House Is working hard to clean up one of the most incredible messes In federal ad ministration: the way Uncle Sam handles his army of employes working in foreign countries. There arc 85,000 U.S. citizens and 06.000 noncltizens on America's overseas payroll, not including the military. They are employed by at lea.st 29 different agencies. A White House spokesman admits that there are probably more which haven't been found yet. For these workers there are 40 Independent systems for figuring salaries. 10 variations in allowances find IB different recruitment systems. On top of Hint they all have separate personnel programs. Within Just (lie Foreign Operations Administration, which accounts for only 5.6 of the foreign workers, there are three separate categories of employes: Foreign Service Reserve, Foreign Sevvice staff and Point 4. And within Point 4 there nre three separate personnel systems. A major effect of this confusion is -serious bickering, jealousy and noncooperation among the various U.S. missions abroad. "This friction exists not only among employes but between administrative groups and lowers United States prestige abroad." says Henry DuFlon. the White House expert stuck with the very difficult Insk of trying to straighten out the mess, It's admitted by many foreign observers that this state of affairs is one of the reasons why the U.S. has consistently lost "face" and prestige abroad in spite of the billions being spent .on foreign aid. The men and women involved would be less than human if they didn't react to some of the inequities In the system. Some of the seemingly most petty items, like who shall carry a diplomatic-type passport which gives special privileges, are among the worst irritants. The diplomatic passport gives one official freedom from arrest for minor offenses and permission to bring a car into the country without duty. Yet another official of another agency, with Just as im- jportant a job, who doesn't have 'one, is at the mercy of local police for small infractions of the law and pays a big price to bring his car into the country. The pay and privileges as between military officers and State Department people abroad is a major source of friction. "They get extra cost-of-living allowances while we get the same pay as we got in the States," says an Air Force officer stationed in Tokyo. "Our so-called fringe benefits like commissaries and PXs are supposed to make up the difference but tlie State Department people use our commissaries, too," he claims. A gripe of other agencies against the military overseas is that, they carve too - plush lives for themselves, with fancy houses and extra services. Varying social opportunities is another area of trouble. You hear the career diplomats called "snobs" by employes in other agencies. "But a person who Ls in a country to advise on garbage dls- col," a career diplomat points out. posal problems just doesn't understand all the implications of proto- There's more to this trouble than hard feelings. It gives Uncle .Sam a clumsy costly and inflexible overseas operation. Because an official of one agency cannot transfer easily to another one the U.S. is unable to make most efficient use of its limited number of experts in foreign service. An expert with the U.S. Information Agency, for instance, cannot transfer to the staff of FOA and maintain his career status without first climbing over a mountain of red tape. It's easier in many cases to hire a new man, train him and send him abroad than transfer an experienced man. In some cases a person has to travel all the way back to Washington and go through a complicated rigmarole just to return, to the city abroad and handle a new assignment. In practically all of these cases the trouble is not the fault of the personnel people. They are saddled with a complex set of laws which give them no choice but to keep the wheels of red tape going. DuFlon recognizes the legal difficulties involved, and has made a small start at correcting some of the inequities. He helped draft a bill, now law, which equalizes home leave among overseas em- ployes. He wrote a bill, also law now, which created a kind of foreign service for. agricultural experts sent abroad. DuFlon does not thing it feasible to create a unified single personnel program for handling all foreign employes. He plans to have ready for the next Congress several measures aimed at ironing out the worst trouble spots. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. The problem of hypertension or high blood pressure is one of the most serious facing the medical profession today. Hifih blood pros- sure cannot be considered ns a single specific disease since there- arc -several varieties, since the outlook varies from person to person, and .since the management for each Individual must be chosen with great care. In some cases the origin .can be pretty well identified but in others the cause cannot be traced or is not known and this largest group of all is commonly known as essential hypertension. Even for essemiai hypertension, however, some recent developments in treatment offer ,a pood deal of assistance. For example, some patients have been given a diet from which not only the sodium contained in salt is removed, but most of the sodium in the other foods. The low sodium diet is rather complicated to prepare and is not too tasty, bin good results in bringing about a drop in blood pressure have been reported. This treat- meni certainly will not answer the entire question ot hypovuni-sum, but at least the use of "low sail. low sodium" diets in certain cases is valuable. The so-called rice dic-t one of these low-sodium diets. An operation called sympntheo loniy. in which ccrtnin nerves in the back no-sir the spine are cut lias also been used. After these nerves are severed the blood vessels expand and arc able to carry more blood and blood pressure is lowered. This form ot treatment has now been In use for selected patients for a good many years and seems to be of real value. It is not suitable for nil patients with hypertension. In addition to these in en .--,11 res tt.ere IK a drug known as hydraln- •int which li quite useful in the i hypertension. j One form of see atnslpyheriten- j sioil is known ns malignant be! cause in a few weeks or months it may progress so rapidly as to cause irreparable damage. In this variety of high blood pressure the most active measures are necessary without the least delay. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY Violent Bidding Is Expected Here The bidding of today's hand was a bit violent, but this must be cx- prctcd when a player holds a nine- i card suit. As a matter ot (act. East nvas quite restrained when he decid- j rtl to let the vulnerable opponents | piny the hand at five diamonds. j It was no cinch to beat five dia- \Vest feat and see if you would ' iiuinsd. Just put yourself in the i come to the rlcht conclusion if you I couldn't see all of the cards. When the hand was actually played, Lester Glucksinan. well- known New York expert, opened the king of hearts from the West ' hand. South won with the nee of hearts, led a diamond to dummy's j ace, took the king of diamonds, and j then gave up a diamond trick to i West. The average player would know that it was dangerous to lead away from either blnrk King since South surely had both the ace of clubs an dthc queen ot spades for his op- fiilng bid. Hence tlie average player I'Ollld lend another heart and South would make hl,s contract. Afalnit » h»rt return, Oouth would ruff, take the acs of clubs, and lead a club towards dummy's queen. The clubs would then be established, with the ace of spades as a re-entry. South would easily get all the spade discards that he need ed to make his contract. Glucksman realized that South was out of hearts since he hadn't made any attempt to ruff a heart in dummy. The clubs were an ob- VK4 # Q J 9 NORTH 12 * ASS » 3 • A62 4 Q 9 S 7 4 3 EAST AS VQJ10987652 » 4 Soutti 1 » Pass Pass SOUTH (D) AQ1043 V A « K 108753 A A 10 North-South vul. Wwl North East 14 2* 4V Pass 5 « PaM Pass Opening lead — V K vious menace, and the only way to prevent the suit from coming in was to lead the king of spades. This remarkable lead defeated the contract. South couldn't refuse the trick, for he would surely have to lose n club tvfck Inter on. But wiien he won the trick with dummy's ace of spades there was no longer an entry to tlie long clubs. West was still sure to make s spade trick, with the Jack, and a club trick with the king—enough to defeat the game contract. Our sun is throwing off .particles at speeds up to one-fifth that of light, or 37.000 miles a second. We now have the first direct evidence lint the sun nn pjrct i'c m:'-rny type purtlclcs^al the Ime ol major iltr«-up«. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA — Movies Without Popcorn: Screens are getting bigger in,Hollywood, but the costumes on movie queens are getting smaller. Lan& Turner Is wearing what seems to be little more than some beads and shiny fabric In postage stamp sizes in the big pagan temple scene for MOM'S "The Prodigal." She's playing a goddess ol love in ancient Damascus and is followed by a bevy of scantily clad beauties. Extras garbed In Biblical raiment watch Lana as she speaks to Louis Calhern, playing an evil priest. Then she commands George Roth bottom, a former UCLA grid player turned actor, to throw himself in a fiery pit at her feet. The gent leaps into the flames and the extras register proper degrees of horror. What moviegoers who see this scene won't know is that the entire lavish set has been built on the big MGM stage that holds an aquatic tank. Kothbottom Is actually diving Into a cool, refreshing "fire"—Esther Williams' swlmmln? pool. THE BEAT IS zippy at Columbia where Janet Leigh and Betty Garrett are before the camera in the musical version of "My Sister Eileen." It's the "If They Can Kill 'Em, We Can Kill 'Em, Too" number that comes at the beginning of the film. It's a combination of hillbilly crooning, close harmony and finally Betty goes into arTAl Jolson impersonation. A visitor to the set is Larry Parks, husband of Betty, who quietly watches his wife go through the gestures that made him a' 1 star in "The Jolson Story" and "Jolson Sings Again." Sometimes there's more drama on the set than in the script. Marlon Brando, padded and beaked to resemble Napoleon, Is having a high time of it with Jean Simmons, his costar, on the big stage at Fox .that houses the set of ."Desiree." While Director Henry Koster studies the angle at which he will shoot Marlon and Jean against the background of Napoleon's palace in Paris, Marlon kicks off his shoes, shadow boxes with the make-up man and playfully slings the protesting Jean onto his back. Finally Koster is ready to shoot the scene In which Napoleon Is taught to waltz by Desiree. When It Is over, Marlon, still in his fey mood, goes over to a candelabrum and gives an Imitation of a famous TV pianist. Marlon Brando Impersonating Napoleon may be an eyebrow raiser, but Napoleon Impersonating Li- 15 Years Ago In BlythtYillt — A budget of $4,260 wa» set for 1939-1940 Community Chest last night when plans for this new organization were made by the Chamber of Commerce group. Officers elected were Cecil Shane, president; Harry W. Haines, vice president: j. Mell Brooks, secctary and Fred Wnrren, treasurer. In sponsoring the Community Chest the Chamber of Commerce is carrying out the wishes of all civic clubs and other organizations which have publicly endorsed thl: plan lor several years. John W. Meyer, engineer for Drainage District 17, was elected president of Kiwanis Club yesterday. Billy Hesse went to Memphis yesterday to attend the funeral of his niece, Mrs. Bllby McCury. Mrs. C. C. Langston, Jr.. entertained members of the ADC Club at her country home yesterday. Guests were Mrs. Renkert Wcten- camp. Virginia Nunn and Miss Jenny Wren Dilahunty. berace is blood congealing! CURLEY, LAURIE, Ado Annie and all the other characters who make the Broadway production of "Oklahoma!" a stage bonanza, are being magic-lanterned In the Todd- A-6 BIG, BIG screen version. I stand on the sidelines as the stars and ballet members rehearse the title song and gesture appropriately as the playback machine blares out: 'Oh-h-h, Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping down the plain." Scattered among the ensemble are Gordon MacRae, newcomer Shirley Jones, Gene Nelson, Gloria Grahame (in dark glasses). Charlotte Greenwood, James Whitmore and Jay C. Plippen. The great hunk of Americana has been in production for several months, cast members point out, and all of them find themselves saying "git" and "ain't" and "thar" after work hours. "In fact," Gene Nelson tells me, "we're all thinking of hiring Ronald Colman to teach us English again after the picture's over." IT'S USUALLY GIRLS, girls, girls on a Bob Hope musical set but now it's kids, kids, Hds—big kids and little kids, fat fclds and skinny kids. The movie is the film biography of vaudeville star Eddie Poy titled, Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Toys." Seven kids are emoting in almost every scene with Hope and for every kid there's a stand-in. That's U kids swarming In and out of scenes and it looks like a pro game with the two-platoon system. But to Bob Hope it looks like something else. "I never knew it would happen, but it did," says Hope. "After 17 years In Hollywood I'm a straight man in an 'Our Gang' comedy," This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: All the chairs in the Paramount studio cafe are Identical except one —a chair reserved exclusively for C. B. DcMille at his private table. It's made of finer wood, more expensive leather and thicker padding. When C. B. goes out of town for a few days, the chair is picked up by a secretary, who locks it up In his office until he returns. Brian Donlevy's new series, "Tim Silver Shark," will be filmed almost entirely on location in tha Orient and South Seas. Hurrah. That's what TV needs—more location exteriors and fewer living rooms. LITTLf LIZ— ^~ Another neglected Invention o polr of interchangeable eor-j muffs to be used for cold weather' or TV commercials. • »»• IP CHILDREN are to be taught beter manners, some observeri think, they may have to be separated from their parents.—Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. A SOCIOLOGIST'S survey In Illinois shows that farmers are getting fewer and older and have a life expectancy of 65 years, which may mean that they have a much better chance of enjoying Social Security than they ever will of realizing 100 per cent parity.—Lexington Herald. About 500 Danes live In Greenland. ScreCT Actress Answer to Previoui PuizI* ACROSS 1 Screen actress, Weslscotf 6 She in motion pictures. 11 Amphitheater 12 Play host to 13 Barters 14 More facile 16 Short-napped iabric 17 Mimic •19 New (comb. form) 20 Employer 22 Trimmings 23 Granular snow 24 City in Germany 26 Decenniums 28 Large tub 30 Drunkard 31 First woman 32 Three parts ' (comb, form) 33 Asylum 37 Drivels 41 Curved molding 42 Witticism 44 Fiddling Roman emperor 45 Brazilian macaw 46 Health resort 47 Correlative of neither 48 Seat anew 5l Philippic 54 Incline 55 Solitary 58 Mister (Sp.) J7L«*M« DOWN 1 Distress 2 Expunges 3 Conducted 4 Compass point 5 Pertaining to the nose 6 Most precipitous 7 Malayan pewter coin 8 Roman bronze 9 Showered 10 Sturdy 13 Actual 15 Fish eggs 18 Seed container 21 Venerate 23 Country 25 Church part 27 Stout string 29 Driver of a team 33 Bellow 34 Exit 35 Herb (var.) 36 Spinning toy 38 Occupant 39 Eats away 40 Painful 43 Mongoloid 49 Eternity 50 Army post office (ab.) 52 Island (Ft.) 53 Masculine nickname 15 B 9 K> 17

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