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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, October 22, 1954
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 2J, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A, RAINES. Editor, Assisting Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Bolt National Advertising Representatives: W»ll»c« Winner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- offlc* at Blythevtlle, Arkansas, under act of Con- ITMI, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained. S5c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per ywr, 12.50 for six months, tl.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per y«»r payable In advance. Meditations My klnfolk have filled, and my familiar friends have fortotten me.—job 1914. » * * Our chief want in life is somebody who shall make us do what we can; this ii the service of » friend.—Emerson. Barbs Hitch-Hlkers are either jailed or fined in » western town. Not the sort of ride they expected to be taken for. * * * An Indiana judge ordered a mm not to apeak to his wife for a month. She'll have a lot of fun- uninterrupted. * * * There's an awful waste caused by people who request that edges be trimmed from sandwiches. That'* what we call crust. * * * A false alarm to some children IB when the building next door to the school ho use burnt. * * * A bandit held up a bus In an eastern town- making It later than usual most likely. There Are Other Answers To Obscenity Perhaps like ourselves, you have been following the anU-crime book, horror book and sex book campaign of Elementary School Supervisor Winnie Virgil Turner. Her opening guns were fired in the presence of a Courier News reporter and received enthusiastic display in this newspaper. Since that time, only the more careful reader has been able to keep posted on the progress of Miss Turner's one-woman fight against obscene and shocking publications. She has been appearing before more school and PTA groups than could be mentioned in less than two or three paragraphs. She has carried her topic as far away as Joiner and evidently is accepting speaking engagements whenever and wherever she may crowd them into an already-busy schedule. Miss Turner's purpose is twofold: she wants to arouse public opinion against this useless literature and turn this public opinion toward legal bodies which may act to outlaw such publications. We would like to see the former such a success that the latter would not be necessary. That is, we believe the majority of such publications would disappear from our area once the the demand for them ceased. Too often, today's busy parent welcomes campaigns by busy educators like Miss Turner because the parent sees in the campaigner's purpose, something desirable for his or her children. And, sadly enough, many of our parents are too busy or indifferent to see to it that their child is prohibited from reading horror comic books, for instance. They would feel better, knowing they aren't doing their jobs as parents, if this temptation were removed by law, so they could at least rid their consciences of the unpleasant fact that their children are reading obscene matter. A parent of this sort would like the city and school to combine and do a police job on his children, screening comic books, movies, television programs and other more mature after-dark preoccupations. Unfortunately, people like Miss Turner may do only so much. They may only repair a few leaks in the cultural roof of the community's home, they can not go inside and rehabilitate the moral beams of its underpinnings. Such is the task from within. This particular problem, the child's "inherent" ability to distinguish from right and wrong, is a product of the home itself. It may well be abetted by the understanding educator or helpful adult, but this moral fiber is the product of the home. There is nothing synthetic about it and there is no substitute for it. We adults may attempt to r«mov« temptation after temptation, to smooth the road for younger feet. How much better it is to teach them God, Who will make their feet strong that they may safely travel even on the roughest of life's roads. \/IEWS OF OTHERS Pardon Our Cotton Picking Pathos Down in Blythevllle, Arkansas, they finally got around to selecting the Cotton Picking Champ of '54, but H must have been none too easy. 'The official run of events, If the press agent tells It fairly, included the following: A mammoth beauty contest In which maidens from five sUtes competed for the title, of queen. A mammoth Cotton Ball (this "mammoth" business has got to stop) with Tex Bencke and his boys supplying the sharps and flats. Street dances. Cowboy bands. Gospel singers. And a rodeo. It was what the boys in the bleachers mis- tnkenly call a. "fullsome" agenda, and it sounds like a bale of fun. We can't avoid the thought, however, that It must have been fairly .strenuous on the hid who blithely came down to fllythevllle, his cotton picking prowess shlned and polished, aiming to win that crown. Did he hold steadfast to his mlaaion, resist- in the lures of the beautlous maidens, e.schew- Ing the buck-and-wlng or the call of Bencke; did he rest for the trial ahead while the streets thronged with dancers? H Is on such questions that we while away our somewhat-established hours, conceding the answers are not for knowing, but dreaming nonetheless of A short-row in Blytheville where things, undoubtedly, came to a sort of conclusion. It must have been mammoth. — Charlotte (N. C.) Observer. Pol iced To Death While reading accounts of the prison guard atrike at Indiana State Prlwm p there comes to mind the songwriter's question, "Who will take care of the caretaker's daughter while the caretaker is inking care?" The striking guards, who before they set up picket lines helped watch the prison's 2,27-1 In- mute*, are being watched themselves by the Indiana state troopers. And one wonders who Is watching the stnte troopers. H xetmifi to Ue the thing these days to guard the guards and investigate the investigators. The almost accepted posture of a public official seems to be looking over the shoulder of someone who is looking over some other shoulder. In view of the scandals constantly being uncovered in government it i* perhaps good that official America seems to be on sn investigating ipree. But there in always the danger that the officials who lire supposed to be governing will reduce themselves Vo a. bunch ol snoopers. This new atmosphere comes naturally to Americans who have always been a great great nation of kibitzers. Our natural curiosity about what Ls going on nround us h»s been whetted by television, newsicrls. new.sphotos and picture windows. But while we are watching what everyone else Is doinR, it might be well for us lo and think of what we are doing ourselves. For, in a healthy community, both private Individuals and public officials have R great deal more to do than just watch the other fellow. The danger of investigations in America would be In oui becoming so preoccupied with investigating each other that we forget to accomplish the public and private business that has really long-range significance. While the caretakers are taking cure of the unsavory minority, the vast majority of Americans slibuld be tending the wellsprings of America's progress and prosperity.— Florida Times-Union. Old-Fashioned Roses Charming lady, the old-fashioned rose. Is making a comebnck on the horticultural stage. Long relegated to the obscurity of the "has been," she has watched the present day stars of the garden receive the plaudits and homage which were hers In years gone by. However, the youthful favorites have proved n little too temperamental and the rose of yesterday hns boen summoned to take the spotlight once again, she can stand that merciless light as no other oldtlmer can; h(^r beauty has not faded ( she is as sweet, as ever. She stands in glory, Cheerfully bestowing her fragrance on all who came to cheer her return. The sentimentalist will rejoice in the beauty and loveliness of the old-fashioned rose enjoyed by her great-grandmother In her garden Jong ago and for those who may believe in re-incarnation, there will be a feeling that the grace of lovely ladles of the past is returned in the pre- fume of the roses they once held so dear.—Columbia (S. C.) State. .0 THEY SAY Defense Secretary Wilson would like them mn- employedi to abandon lifelong savings invested in Ihplr homes, take rhclr children out of srhool and wander like sj'I'sics . . . seeking jobs that do not exist.—CIO President Reuther. .' * * # • I believe those people (Communists) are sincere.,At, let iu try (coexistence).—Brit- tin'i Aneurin Bevan. ¥ * * This man (Sen. Paul Douglas of Illinois) Is not a Democrat. He's » "doomocrat." -Illinois Republican Chairman Morton Holllngsworth. * * f Tor America to withdraw Into Isolation would condemn all Europe to Riiwlnn sub- Jiijntlon.-etr Winston Churchill. Everything Is Modernized Nowodoys--but Politics ' ' Ptter fdson's Washington Column — Incredible Mistake in Pipe Stock Room Delays Our Atomic Sub Work By DOUGLAS I.ARSKN NI'JA .Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON—(NEA) - An Incredible mislflkc in the pipe-stock room of tht; Electric Boat Company in Groton. Conn., could delay the first trials ol America's revolutionary atomic submarine, the Nautilus, by .six months. Correcting (he results of the mls- ;ake Involves an extremely complicated inspection and rebuilding J6b which will arid materially to :he cost of the sub, previously revealed to be $55,000.000. The first Navy announcement of the trouble said that n steam pipe ind exploded during a pressure test. Then It was explained that welded steel pipe had been accidentally Installed In an undeter- place of seamless pipe, which is much stronger. Here's what happened: The seamless pipe for the Nautilus, one and one half Inches In outside diameter, was purchased from various sources. And each quantity was rigidly inspected by ;ie Navy before bring accepted -but at the place where It was bought. It was then delivered to the Electric Boat Division of General Dynaics Corp. nt Groton \vhprc the fatal error wus inside. The special Nautilus pipe was dumped! in the- storage bin, or area, where! nil Incoming pipe is placed. j And when it came time to install the .steam .system in the new A- sub workmen dre*" what they assumed to be the right seamless pipe from that pile. Instead they look out an undetermined quantity of ordinary welded pipe. Both kinds look exactly alike. The mistake was not discovered until Sept. 20 when routine pressure tests conducted on the steam system resulted In an explosion of the weaker welded pipe. After a quick Investigation of the trouble the Navy announced that thrre was no evidence of sabotage. No\v the Electric Boat firm says that in connection with the error it has fired its pipe shop foreman. Herman P. Baier, who has been with the company 42 years. The steam system which was fouled up by the error Is part of what is en lied'the secondary system. It's not part of the primary nuclear power plant, which is a separately contained unit. The secondary system hnndles the steam which has hen created by the heat transferred from Hie atomic, pile unit. This means that the mistake would not have involved the escape of any radioactive materials if it hadn't been discovered until after the first surface tests were started. If the error had resulted in the sinking of the Nautilus it would have been a major disaster. Not only would tie valuable sub have been lost but the low-grade atomic explosion which could have resulted would have created a mass of dangerously radioactive water wherever the accident took place. The present task involves painstaking testing to determine the exact extent of the trouble. The Nnvy claims that it's at least a three-month delay. Reports from other sources indicate It could be twice that long. Because of the limited area inside a sub all of the piping is jammed inU> a minimum amount of space. This could mean that much more than the steam lines hns to be ripped out. Because the seamless pipe looks exactly like the welded pipe a special method of inspection has to be devised to determine just how extensive the repair job will be. Several weeks after the discovery of the mistake the Navy was still unable to say exactly how any feet of piping was involved. In spite of the delay and extra expense caused by the error, the Navy insists that il will not effect the eventual seaworthiness of the crnft. An Electric Boat Company spokesman says that it has reor- lized its method of handling pipe. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. It Ls Impossible to guess at the, misery caused by bunions and his Is unnecessary, too, since al- nost all bunions could have been irevented. A bunion is really a form of irsitis which develops su the base of the big toe. The tip of he toe has been bent inward so hat the Joint at it.s base is sub- ect to pressure and irritation. vhlch leads to the development of he bunion. It is a swelling of the inmg: of .he joint and thf skin iver this becomes thickened and eddened and jhe whole area ex- remely sensitive to pressure. Almost all people who have •unions could have avoided them. 'hey are usually the result of ven ring improperly fitted shoo? vhich are too narrow, too pointed r too short. Bunions nre practically unknown mong ttose who do not wear hoes though this solut ion Is carcely pratlcal for us today Tevention, however, can be ac- omplished by careful attention o the fitting of shoes so that the angulation of the toe which loads to bunion formation is averted. Once established, however, what can be done for a bunion? A bun- Ion which has not bee present too long and which is not too biid often Rets along pretty well under conservative management. This involves removing the pressure on the inflamed and thickened tissues. The shoes must fit well and sometimes it is even mvessary to cut a hole in the shoe nround the bunion so that there i* no pressure on it at' nil. Hont may ul^i relieve the tenderness and reduce the swelling. Sometimes such treatment is enough, but unfortunately some are so bad that more heroic measures are necessary. Surgery may be the only answer. At times part of the difficulty is the accumulation of fluid which can be removed by a needle or small cut. But otten an operation which involves removal of the excess tissue making up the bunion is nee- essary. Just the right amount has i to be taken out and then the bones of the big toe have to be placed the proper position and hrhl there (usually by plaster ol Pans comfortable procedure, but is otten highly successful. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Type Bid Isn't Recommended By OSWALD JACOBT I Written for NEA Service I I don't recommend the bidding of today's band. Few American players would open the West hand Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Stiff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Hollywood on TV: New York television queens can start worrying. A Hollywood movie features the role of a famous New York TV mistress of ceremonies who is "mad, sophisticated, zany and terribly phony." But Dolores Gray, the zippy blonde musical comedy star who plays the role in the MGM film, "It's Always Pair Weather," isn't telling the name of the home- screen doll she and the script writers have in mind. "It wouldn't be fair," Dolores winktd. "Maybe she'i a composite but I'm drawing from real life. But let audiences decide who she It. It'« more fun that way." All the TV networks nixed live showings of Las Vegas' fabulous shows because of the expense. But Jack Entratter of the Sands Hotel came up with an answer. He'll put them on film for homescreen showings. Sid Caesar's satire of Marlon Brando in "On the Waterfront" left Humphrey Bogart howling. But will Bogie howl when Sid does a similar treatment of Captain Queeg in "The Calne Mutiny"? . . . After two live TV shows in New York, Gina Lollobrigida notified her agents she'll do no more. "Too tough," she says. HENRY FONDA'S 'GE Theater" stint playing Emmett Kelly, the famed circus clown, is in the nature of a tryout. He has an option on Kelly's autobiography, "Clown," and will convert it into a full-length flicker if It looks good on TV. Charlotte Greenwood likes ev- verything about the proposed tele- version of "Tugboat Annie" so far. She'll take over the role created on the screen by Marie Dressier when she completes her Aunt Eller role in "Oklahoma" Why actors prefer filmed TV: Steve Dunne raced off stage for a wardrobe change while emoting in CBS' "My Favorite Husband. ' The overzcaJous wardrobe man in his haste not only pulled of! Steve's trousers, but his shorts, too Joan Caulfield and Barry Nelson had to ad lib while Steve recovered his dignity in the wings. Add another TV case history: Richard Bobne, star of NBC's "The Medic," has been a Hollywood actor since 1949. He has been starred in and played featured roles in more than 20 movies. "But In three weeks," he says, I've received more fan mail than I've seen In six years." RAY HOLDER'S four-year-old nephew visited the set p/ the filmed comedy TV show and later with pre-emptive bid for fear | WHEN IT COMES to prophets of gloom and doom, who could rxcel the man who goes around the country prophesying the doom of the | of missing a slam. It isn't often Republican party unless it wins; necessary to shut the opponents out the November elections? Vice Prcsi- ! when you have a very strong hand dent Nixon, we mean.—St. Louis'and the highest ranking suit; you Post Dispatch. can afford to let them bid and then 1 outbid them. Most American experts would NOTE to school administrators: i risk a double of four spades with The birth rate Mils past July was ^ the North hand. If North did pass, 0.8 percent over July ol last year, ) South would probably give up. had the ace of diamonds, since West couldn't possibly begin with a shutout bid If he held a strong spade suit headed by ace-king and a side ace. When South led his last trump all hands had to reduce to lour cards. Dummy saved one diamond and three clubs, and East had to save the same number jf cards in each of those suits. When East discarded his last low diamond. South had a very good idea of what was going on. South therefore led a low club, winning with dummy's ace when West played the king. Declarer :hen led the singleton king of diamonds from the dummy, forcing East to win with the ace. East then had to lead clubs away from his jack up to dummy, thus giving dummy the last two tricks and allowing declarer to make his slam contract. was asked what h* thought about it. "Television," he replied, "it much better." Two days before Jimmy Durante's last show on Texaco Star Theater, he developed eye trouble. He's still consulting with medics. .. . Julie Styne will produca four boolc musicals, with Ethe! Merman starring, as TV color .spectaculars. Two from New York and two from Hollywood, Eve Arden's playing the role of lady fanner to the teeth. Now she's studying animal husbandry. ... Tom Irish, the ball-point pen hoy, just discovered he's still a Canadian subject and is filing citizenship papers to become a Yank pronto. Rosy profits for David Rose on TV. His compositions - are being used as theme music on 25 national shows. . . . One of the big reasons for the TV popularity of Lassie with kiddies who were in high chairs when the pooch retired is MGM's reissue of the canine star's films for Saturday U. S. STEEL will reissue iW play success of early spring — 'The Last Notch" — starring Jeff Morrow. Picture rights have already been purchased by Russell Rouse and Clarence Greene. Imagine what would happen if our top stars and their managers, plus theater owners and talent agencies, banded together to form a TV network that would openly compete with NBC, CBS and ABC. That's what may come to. pasa in London if the government decides to license the newly formed Incorporated Television Pro- gramme Co. Witt commercial TV around the corner in Great Britain, the new outfit, with millions, will attempt to knock BBC off its props. Some of the British stars involved: Sir John Gielgud, Rex Harrison, Lili Palmer, Robert Morley and Sir Ralph Richardson. U. S. stars with fingers in the pot: Frankie Laine, Bob Hope, Eddie Fisher and Johnnie Ray. Sudden thought: People are running out of new Llbence jokes, Is the lad slipping? 75 /ears Ago In fl/yf/i*vi//e— Henry Meury who received a broken jaw in an auto accident Friday night is reported in good condition following an operation yesterday at Baptist Hospital, Memphis. Other accident victims who are recuperating are Mrs. E. H. Ford, wife of the driver of the car, and •eorge Pruitt another football nlayer. The group was returning from the North Little Rock-Blyhe- ille game when the accident occurred. Mr. Meury and Mr. Pruitt are players. Dr. J. H. Oxxnan of Union, N. J., came last night to spend several days here with Miss Kathryn Orear and her* parents. He was met In Memphis by Mr. and Mrs. Farmer England, Mr. and Mrs- Charles Morehead and Miss Greav. Miss Mary Jo Hall, student at Hawkins Laboratories. Memphis, spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Hall. BOOK circulation at the Brooklyn Public Library rose to eight million this year. No wonder the Dodgers lost the pennant.—Memphis Press-Scimitar. And the marriage rate was also 0.8 per cent over July of last Johnson City onicle. tTenn.) Press-Chr- MISTHESS: "When you wore hir- j ed, you told me one reason you were \ such a good maid was that you j never got tired. This is the third I afternoon I've come into the kit- j chen and found you asleep." | NEW MAID. "Yes ma'm. That's) how I never get tired."—Carlsbad IN. M.) Current, Argus.- FRIEND:—Why you have the general in such a peculiar pose? SCLUPTER—You see, it was started as an equestrian statue, and then the committee found they couldn't afford the horse.—Greenville (Tcnn.) Sun. However, the hand was played NORTH 11 4 None . V A 107-1 * KI095 + AQ943 WEST (D) EAST A AKJ9542 * 10 670 V J V3 + QJ63 *K * A87J »J875 SOUTH LITTLi LIZ— 7 A boxer's biggest problem'is try- Ing to keep up with the rodio on- nouncer's Jc^criphonof the fight. VKQ98652 • 4 + 1062 Both sides vul. North En* South Pass Pass 5 V 6 V Pau Pass West 4 A Pass Pass, Opening lead—A K in Europe, the South did bid five hearts. North then came to the natural conclusion that hts partner had a good hand and that the combined hands would bfc good (or a slam. Altogether, a strange auction, but it lee to some very fine piny- West opened the king of spades, and dummy ruffed. Declarer led n (rump to his king and ruffed his remaining spade in the dummy. He then proceeded to lead out all of the trumps. As he led out Uie trumps South saw that he needed » successful club flriesse to .have any chance at all for the slam. 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