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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILIE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 15, 1953 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher ' HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A..A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN; Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Rcprcscntntlvcs: Wallace \VItmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter nt the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under net of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban (own where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. JS.OO per year *2 50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside SO mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Barbs According to an entomologist, worms are insensitive to red light. Especially some of those in the front seat of an auto. * * * The 25 minutes It takes to cover a roll call In the U. S. House of Representatives will be cut down an soon as they start having doubleheail- ers at the ball park. * * * An English scientist says that every mnn Is worth $6000 to his government nt the time of his birth. If the tax collector finds thnt out—. * * * An ex-fighter was arrested on a worthlcss- chcck charge. He prefers bouncing to itlvinir. * * * Smooth running gets you there a lot quicker, regardless ol your walk In life. Society Has Failed to Meet Its Responsibility to Youth In Los Angeles, authorities report that tens of thousands of dollars must be spent every year to repair broken windows and other facilities damabed by youthful rnndnls in the city's schools. . . . In New York, the newspapers carry pictures of demolished park benches or lovely young trees uprooted, stripped of their bark, sometimes crudely chopped off a few feet above (lie ground. . . . In the same city, a suburban train halts at an outlying: station and a passenger whose face is badly cut and bleeding is rushed to a hospital. He is the victim of "playful" boys who make a regular afternoon sport of tossing rocks through t h e windows of commuter trains. . . . In F o r I Lauderdale, Fla., college students "enjoy" their spring vacation by pitching coconuts through hotel lobby and automobile windows, stealing buses, smearing paint on public property, driving cars recklessly into parked cars and pedestrians. . . . These are not isolated instances scratched up by exhaustive research. Antics like these are becoming pretty commonplace in c o in m u n i t i e s all across the land. This is no place for n hitch moral preachment on the subject. The wrong of it is clear enough to anyone who can read. The important thing is what can be 1 done. The answer rests, obviously, with parents, schools, clmrches and any other social forces or institutions which play a part in rnnMinp: and disciplining our youncr people. They must each examine into their consciences and decide whether they honestly can say they are doing all that lies within their power to guide and train America's youngsters wisely. If they want, they can find plenty if impersonal social factors lo blame for the problem of candalism. The Iii cr h Divorce rate, with its legacy of broken homes: the great mobilitv of Americans from job to job and town to town, with its unseltlinir effects: the. mounting city congestion and the tensions that go with this constant elbow-rubbing. And so on. But excuses like these won't do. Any move than you can justify a young basketball player laldng a bribe by noting that he has a gruelling two-hour subway ride, to school every day. No matter how troubled Ihe limes nr how swift the social tides, the home, the ,, gchool and the church cannot escape the responsibility for building character and imposing discipline among young people. The proof that they can do this task is in the millions of youngsters with whom they succeed. The evidence they are not doing enough is found in the thousands of cases whore they fail. Vandalism is one black mark signalling that failure. Thine heart shall meditate terror. Where 1» the scribe? where Is Hie receiver? where Is lie that counted the towers? — Isaiah 33:18. * * * The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts, therefore, guard accordingly; take care that you entertain no notion unsuitable to virtue and reasonable nature. — Marcus Antonius. Back Where We Started The sociologist always says you never get rid of old problems, you just creatfc new dilemmas in solving the old. Here's a little case in point. Auto makers, trying to eliminate the sun-glare menace to motorists, have come up with some fancy jrreen-linlflrl winsliield glass that pretty well does the trick. In another field, movie producers, worrying about TV competition, have plunged inlo three-dimensional films as the big answer. Several types of 3-D require the viewer to rlon special Polaroid glasses to get the depth effect when he looks at the screen. Now, assume an outdoor theater outfitted for 3-D, handing out special specs at the gate. In comes a motorist, happy with his green, no-glare windshield. He puts on the new glasses, and what happens? He can't see a thing, not a thing. The tinted windshield distorts the effect created by the specs. So, where are we? Now we need a new set of glasses to correct for green winshields. And then maybe a device' to help you keep three or four sets of spects on your nose. Views of Others Aged Adolescents Crusaders who view with alarm the rending habits of American youth should be reminded that tills is nothing new. In fact, many of those now embattled to protect youthful minds from dangerous infiltration were themselves (he goal of a .similar shielding process in their youth. Older ones will have no difficulty recalling the days when the blood and thunder type of boys' literature, Wild West, Buffalo Bill, and others, came under parental ban. There was indeed less public out-cry In those days, people , then beini; more inclined to regard their kids as their own business, ralher than a momentous and awe-inspiring source of concern lo community, state and nation. Then as now, stolen waters were sweet, and hn,ir-n\tsing ndventures absorbed, in some youthful .sanctuary wore likely to prove more attractive*: than spinach dutifully dished out- Yet the boys of those days seemed t.o suffer no permanent ill effects. And they outgrew the stuff in a rnn.snnnhJe-.Uinc. The baneful effect of lurid Mternturp of today, quite npnrt from its impact on formal.ive youth, lies in the tenacious hold It retains of some people who would normally be rated us adults, from the standpoint of Hue and physical development. The way today's mtsnamcd "funny books" command a grownup audience miRht be considered funny if it were not for I he tragic evidence of something sir- rested somewhere alonp the line. —Montgomery Advertiser, Partners? Ten years npo Bruce Strowd of Chapel Hill purchased a $25 war bond and mailed it to Jasnph Stalin In admiration nt tho heovic defense of Stalingrad. Stroivd'.s name appeared on the bond as co-owner. Now that Stalin has been gathered in with his fathers, Strowd naturally wondered if the bond had been cashed or If he still had an interest in it. So he wrote to (he Federal Reserve Bank in Richmond to find out his status as a bondholder. The matter wa.s referred in Chit-ago. If Stalin hasn't cashed the bond, Strowd said he would like to refit-em it himself. That is :mdiM-.s|;uulnu|p. UV also mlRht add that some other partin-i-Miips entered into with Stalin several years back proved embarrassing before his death. That doesn't keep us from hoping Mr. Strowd gels his money. -Shelby (N. C.) Daily star. SO THEY SAY It (his most recent marriage) has been quite trying. But now I'm about through with women. I'll just, live down here where things nre quiet. — Red Cloud. 111-year-old Chlckulla Indian, married four times, father of 39. * * * The name of Stalin remains forever bound to the great and silent passion (suffering! of Ihe Church. — O.ssercatore Romano, Vatican City newspaper. * * * It is with sorrow and regret that I learned that you had suffered the loss of a leg. — Albert W. Woodsnn, 108-year-old Duluth, Minn., Civil War veteran, writes to ailing James A. Hard, 111, Union Infantry veteran. * ' * « Let us pray. - Adlal Stevenson, asked If Stalin's death Increased chances of split among Rus- tla's satellite!. This Way!" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD NEA Staff Correspondent By ERSKINE JOHNSON HOLLYWOOD - (NEA)-Vide alley is chattering about: Betty H u 11 o n ' 3 "retirement from movies to do 28 televlsio shows a year as, the star of he own variety program .. . ABC TV's hopes of building Joe E Brown into another Arthur Ood frey. A tough assignment, gents . . . Irene Dunne's plans to play lady doctor In a telefilm series., Peter fdson't Washington Column — Congress Handles 6,000 Bills, Enacts Dozen in Three Months Peter Edson WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The first three months of the 83rd Congress hove seen only 12 measures enacted into Inw. Only one of these was included in the President's list of 11 measures he announced on Feb. 9 as necessary legislation for this first session of Congress. This was the bill continuing the President's power to reorganize the executive branch of the povern- ment, subject to congressional veto. Two other measures on the President's "must" list are nenr passage, however. These are statehood for Hawaii and the "tidelands" oil bill. Other action completed by the Congress up to the time the Easter recess began included: Making Inauguration Day a holiday, creating a second undersecretary of State, continuing suspension of import taxes on copper, increase of government, mortgage insurance tuihori/.iition by half a billion tiol- nrs, removal of limitation on )hone calls nnd telegrams by members of Congress, limiting the number of officers in the armed services, continuation of free post- ige nnd dependents' allotments ; :or members of (lie armed forces, i three months' extension of the ?merpency war powers art, au-: :horU(itUm for use of electric of-' fice machines by members of Con- ( greas, and passage of a billion- I dollar deficiency appropriation bill ' to run the government till June 30. | This last bill, however, was a cut of over SI.2 billion from the amount asked by President Truman. The 12 bills passed by the Congress and signed by the President represent only n minor fraction of the (iOOO bills introduced by senators and representatives. Most of the congressional time in these first three months has been taken up with getting organized and conducting investigations. In the three months, the House luis been in session only 40 days, the Senate 39. The eight items on the Eisenhower "Must" agenda still to be completed by Congress before it adjourns in Julv include: Amending Taft-Hat'tlev law. limited extensions of controls over defense materials, extension of reciprocal trade act, simplification of customs procedures, Social Security expansion, extension of temporary school aid, change in District of Columbia government from three to five commissioners nnd the passage of all appropriation measures by Mny 15. Proposed cuts marie in the Truman-prepared budget for the next fiscal ye;ir aren't big enough to satisfy congressional economizers. Six Eisenhower cabinet officers have now submitted estimates on how much they would be able to save. For those six departments the Truman budget had asked over $4 billion.. The revised estimates cut this by $423 million—which is a lot of money—but only a little over 10 per cent of the total. A similar cut all across the board on the $1 billion Truman budget would mea savings of around $8 billion. Rep. John Taber, chairman o the House Appropriations Comml tee, is now talking about a cut o $12.5 billion—or 50 per cent mor than the department heads ar recommending. If the civilian de partrnents aren't able to cut more it will mean that the military wi have to take a bigger cut. Thes are the indicated cuts to date: Agriculture — Truman budget $1,114 million, proposed cut: $13 million: Commerce — Trumai budget:: $1.127 million, proposei cut: S170 million; Interior — Tru man budget: $607 million, proposei cut: $54 million; Justice — Tru man budget: $191 million, pro posed cut: $8 million; Labor — Truman budget: $332 million, pro posed cut: $11 million; reaesury- Truman budget: $665 million, pro posed cut: $50 million. Though the Republicans are an xious to place many more mem bers of their party in governmen jobs, President Eisenhower's bat ting average on nominations sen to the Senate for confirmation hasn't been too good in the firs three < months. Over 9000 promo tions for officers of the nrmet services have sailed through, with only 30—including Maj.-Gen. Harry Vaughan's—unconfirmed. For the 903 civilian nominations made by President Elsenhower only 393 had been confirmed as of April l. Eighteen of President Truman's nominations were withdrawn by President Eisenhowe: But not one Republican postmaster has been nominated. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service GLAUCOMA is one of the serious eye diseases and nn important. cause of blindness. H has been said that of the 200,000 blind in the United States about '20,000 have lost their vision because of glaucoma, Glaucoma is miner uncommon before the age of 40 hut becomes increasingly frequent with advancing years. When the. (Un^nnsis is made early nnd proper treatment Ls started promptly, however, complete loss of vision can gem-rally be prevented. The exact, cause is no! known. fn Klaucotnn, there is nn increase in pressure inside thf eyeball. It may start ns nn acute iittnck with severe pain in one eye, slight swelling of the eyelids with watering of the eye. nnd infection of the eyeball which looks like a general inflammation of the pye. There is. of course, great loss of vision. The increased hardness of the eyeball can usually be felt easily. The pain is extremely severe nnd often is felt nil through the bond. The hardness of the eye is rausrd by blockage of the flow of fluids within the eye so that liquid accumulates In the eyeball. It should be emphasized that glaucoma of the chronic, simple type may come without warning and without pain. This Is the kind which is often picked up by routine eye examination when totally unexpected by the patient. It is one of the arguments for regular examination of the eyes for those in Ihoir middle years or beyond. There are drugs available which fire helpful in most cases of glaucoma. Often, however, those with glaucoma have to continue to use the drugs the rest of their lives. Sometimes nn npcrntion is nec- cssnry to preserve sight. The sev- ernl kinds of operations used for glaucoma all hav* Ui« aim of m»k-1 Ing new paths for the drainage of j the eye fluids, Always Follow Advice It. takes courage when one , is told an operation is necessary, but a brave attitude helps in the final result. Because of its great danger to sight, glaucoma is an Important disease which must not be neglected and which requires individual attention. Each patient must have the special care which his particular case demands., Failure to follow advice or to continue conscientiously with the medicines or other treatment recommended may result in blindness. Diagnosis should be made and treatment begun at the earliest possible moment. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written (or NBA Service Unusual Play Is Game Stimulant The bidding wns perfectly normal In toriny's Imnd. but South was not especially hopeful nbout his con- trnct. He could count on winning two spiides, three hearts, nnd prob- nbly only one 'club. It looked ns thotiph his contract depended on winning three diamond tricks. West opened the deuce of spades, and dummy won wllh the king. South hopefully led n low diamond from (he dummy and East stepped up \vKh the nee. This unusual play stimulated Soutli Into serious thought. East was too good a player to throw away his ace ol diamonds on a small card unless he couldn't help himself. South knew thnt. Ihe diamond suit wai hopeless if But Hurled with • singleton ace of diamonds; bul there was a chance if East had only the doubleton ace-jack. With this thought In mind. South carefully dropped the ten of diamonds under East's ace. East promptly returned a spade to dummy's ace. and declarer led another low diamond from dummy to his own king. The fall of the jack of diamonds from the East hand was exactly NORTH 15 * AK V J72 • QS53 +8754, WEST EAST AQ10G1 *98S V KM 3 V9865 » 9762 « AJ *K10 +QJ92 SOUTH (D) V AKQ • K 1(M North-South vul. South West North But 1 NT. Pass 3N.T. Pats Pass Pass Opening lead — A 1 what South had been hoping for. Now he could lead the carefully preserved four of diamonds and win a finesse in "dummy with the eight of diamonds Tills left him In position to cash dummy's queen of diamonds, after which it was easy to fulfill the contract. South would have gone down if he had failed to discard the ten of diamonds. He could win the second round of diamonds with his king but would then have to win the third diamond with his ten. There would be no way to reach dummy's queen of diamonds, since to overtake the ten with dummy's queen would merely establish West's nine. South might still manage to nuke his contract If West fell asleep. South could cash the three top hearts and lay down the «ce of clut*. An tlert Weit would prompt-1 Comic to Lover To Villain Pace Confuses Actor HOLLYWOOD W>) — George Do [enz isn't quite sure what he is. When he first came to Holly wood, he was typed as a comic playing 16 pictures in 2!-i years Then Howard Hughes tabbed him as a romantic star in "Vandetta, his only film In five years unde contract to Hughes. Now he's having a new caree; as a villian. He's menacing Van Heflin and Julia Adams in "Wing of the Hawk," the first film to be made in both 3D and wide-screer processes. Coping with these new gimmicks comes easy to Dolenz who has learned to expect any thing in Hollywood. Between takes, he told me some of his fantastic experiences. The Trieste-born actor had operated a cafe on the Riveria, a stock company in Havana and a night club In Mexico City. He landed In Hollywood seeking to become a dramatic actor. So tie enrolled at the school of the great Max Reinhardt Perfected English "I worked hard on perfecting my Englsh," he recalled. "So when I had my first test at MOM, my lines were in French I They had me tell a Joke In which ] imitated animals. I went through my first picture speaking French and imitating animals. "Then I .landed a contract at Universal. My first picture was "Fired Wife," in which I played a European who wanted to become an American citizen. I made love to every American woman, trying to get one to marry me. "I played 16 pictures in 214 years, most of them comedies. "When I tried to get dramatic roles, they said, but George, you're a comic." When Universal let him go, he heard that Preston Sturges and Howard Hughes were matin? "Vendetta," based on prosper Merimee classic. Dolenz knew the role and had himself photographed in costume for it. He sold himself to the director, Max Opuls, Who sold him to Sturges. Saw Boss Three Times Dolenz remained under contract to Hughes for five years. He saw the fabulous Texan but three times. Their introduction was by chance at the Mocambo. They met again in Hughes' office at Goldwyn studio which he prefers to his own lot, RKO. Dolenz pleaded for work. So Dolenz stayed home with his wife and two children or sang at Army camps or dabbled in real estate. Finally he ran into Hughes again at the Flamingo in Las Vegas. He pleaded for work. I'm saving you, George," Hughes explained. Dolenz said he didn't want to be saved. He got his re- ease. drop the king of clubs in order ,„ avoid a throwin, but if West carefully kept his king he would be forced to win the next club and surrender the game-going trick to dummy's queen of diamonds or to South's jack of spades. Donald O'Connor signing up for the 1953-54 Comedy Hour. He'll »p- pear at live-week intervals, giving him time for Hollywood movies . .. Red Skelton's loss of his TV sponsor — a big blow to thf comic. He's telling pals he'd Ilk* to skip video next season unless he comes up with a "just-right" for- mat. The Andrews Sisters are close to signing up for an ABC-TV musical series . . . Mickey Rooney Is reshootmg a pilot telefilm he made months ago for NBC. There's an entire new format. Unless the network puts the Mick on the air by September, he will be free to look for a TV spot elsewhere. Jimmy Durante, George Jessel and Tallulah Bankhead are signing off the last Ail-Star Revue show in New York, April 18. .. The Slate Brothers are suing for $300,000 against the Ritz Brothers for unfair competition. The Slates claim the comics stole that baseball routine recently seen on the home scenes . . . NBC Is spending $30,000 per picture on Loretta Young's telefilm series. The half- hour audition film, "Letters to Loretta," was shot in three days. Ins And Outs Dennis Day's girl-friend, Lois Butler, is checking off his weekly show at the close of the current season. Lois will concentrate on a night-club act. . . Ziv Productions is making a deal with Warner Bros, to telefilm "I Was a Communist for the FBI." Warner Bros, own the title rights. Dana Andrews plays the starring role on radio but will not be in the ideo version. CBS is sending Elena Verdugo ;o N'Yav/k this summer to promote the "Meet Millie" show. Ninety per cent of her fan mail Is 'rom Brooklyn! . . . JVestcoast chorus routines in the' Comedy Hour shows crash the brilliant eague when done by Billy Danels. Ann' Sothern's wise quotes: 'I'll never do a television Ehow hat children can't see. It's the iUty of everyone in television to keep their shows for the family udience." 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille — Mrs. Charles Rose, Mrs. Matt Monoghan, Mrs. Elton Kirby and Mrs. Harry W. Haines were guests if Mrs. Baker Wilson when she intertained members of the Wed- *• nerday Afternoon Bridge Club. ' A large number of members heard «Irs. Rodney Banister review the x>ok, "Under the Nutmeg Tree," at he meeting of the Delphian Fine irl: at the Hotel Noble. R. A. Nehon has gone to Birm- ngham, Ala., to attend a confer- nce of Dr. Pepper bottlers In the outhern division. He will return iunday night. The chairman of the Democratic County Committee, after a long silence, now says tha Republicans in Washington remind him of the back-seat driver who finally took over the wheel only to find traffic problems a lot more complicated, than he expected. At Home and Abroad Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 River lr» Switzerland I City in Pennsylvania S Yugoslavian river 12 Fort , New Jersey 13 Painful 14 Was born« 15 Before (prefix) 10 Drains 18 Poems 20 Eye layeri 11 Weight measure 22 Gaelic 24 High cards 26 Employs 27 Incorporated (ab.) 30 Tilt 32 German city 34 Paid attention 39 Accompany 38 Finish 37 Russian] 38 Toward the sheltered side 40 Dreadful 41 Belgian resort town 4} m that place 49 Made 49 Turning back 91 Anger 52 Metal-bearing rocks 53 Harem rooml 14 Individual 55 PuU on 911 Greek district 57 Edward's . nkJuiame 1 Swiss mountains 2AJr (prefix) 3 Came in once more 4 City in th«* Ruhr Valley 9 Plant part 6 Rairibows 7 Lamprey 8 Propel t Heavy cord 10 Notion 11 Cape 17 Cats 19 Scented 23 Counsels 24 Hurt 25 French seaport 26 Beneath 27 Solitude 28 Nostril 29 Attractive 31 Weirder 33 Flow, naval base in Scotland 38 Determine 40 Attire 41 Meaning 42 Stepped 43 Demigod 44 Level 46 Wander 47 Sea eagle ° 48 Art 50 Turf

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