The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ' WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES., Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Soli National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphit. Entered a» second claw matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- arm, October », 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, IS.OO per year, .12.50. for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations For thlg cause I bow my kneeg unto the Father at our Lord Jetus Chrllt.—Epheilani 3:14. » * * Let our prayers, like the ancient sacrifices, ascend morning and evening; let our days begin Hid end with Ood — Channlng. Barbs When you go through life without accomplishing anything, think what a wast* of time trowing old «u. « » * An old Kentucky law prohibit* keeping cows In tenements. Some landlords must think H applies to ebHdran aho. . * * .* This la the season when lote of folks would love to see a tow car in the ditch and charge$5 for pulling it out. » » * Touc people alwayt Mem M fill)' right after jov'n nxinl to be one. » # * Who remembers the good old days when dad got »H the blame Jor ashes on the carpets? Same Old Refrain ... Both Republican and Democratic politicians have complained of voter apathy in this 1954 election campaign. There may be several reasons for this lack of interest, but surely one must be the generally low level of the campaigning «ffort Most of the campaign talk on both sides has the hackneyed familiarity of an old movie you've seen on television a dozen times. The candidates for the most part seem utterly unable to com* up with a new idea. Adlai Stevenson, the 1952 Democratic presidential nominee, has delivered a foreign policy speech that might have had some relation to fact in October, 1954. One gets the feeling that even if Russia suddenly and unexpectedly scrapped its huge armies Stevenson would still be talking about the failures of American foreign policy. Other Democratic leaders, as well as most of the candidates across the country, have sung the old party song about the Republicans loving depression and not caring for anybody but the millionaires. Spotty but severe unemployment in many states appears to give this some plausibility, and yet it leaves out of account many important factors. The drop stems largely from reduced defense outlays following the Korean truce. Are the Democrats saying they would have prevented this? Or merely (hat they quickly would have found jobs for all those turned loose from defense plants? The record of the business slump in 1949 and early 1950, under the Truman regime, does not suggest Democrats would have done any better (ban the Republicans—-if as well. But the Republicans deserve no plaudits for their campaign, either First they tried to cop some of President Eisenhower's glory, stressing the record of his Administration and the 83rd Congress. They couldn't dramatize this performance. It's just possible one reason they got a weak response was that a fair number of the candidates who begged voters for support on the ground "Ike needs help" had not actually given the President much help in the past two years. When Republicans found this tactic wasn't working too well, they switched to rougher maneuvers. They hauled out the old "communism and coruption" bugaboo and began running against Mr. Truman again, as the Democrats continue running against Herbert Hoover. Vive President Nixon led the parade in shouting long and hard about the perils the nation would face if the Democrats got back control of Congress. Yet any voter who can read knows most of the Democrats who would head congressional committees art conservative men not unlike their GOP colleagues. In short, politicians need to re-examine their whole approach to campaigning. They are using the great new instrument, TV, but they are behaving like the turn-of-the-century citizen who tried to hitch up a horse to pull the "new fangled" gas buggies then coming into vogue. VIEWS OF OTHERS She Lacks A Hatpin The modern girl is a healthy, sturdy-limbed creature. She is brought up on sound diets, she learns to swim and take other exercises. She attends gymnasium classes in high school and college. She may go out for more .strenuous athletics. Baseball and basketball teams for young women abound outside of school circles aa well as in. But skilled though she may be, in the field of athletics and strong though her bone and muscle may be, the modern woman In one respect is literally defenseless compared to her predecessor of 40 years ago. She doesn't carry a hatpin. Now the woman armetl with a hatpin, and thoroughly conscious of its lethal qualities, is frightened by neither man nor beast. Don't let those stories of the coy girls of the long ago fool you. They knew what to do In n pinch and heaven help the man who pinched 'em. Fresh dude or glowering felon alike quailed before the point of that long raptor in the tiny hand of a determined and enraged woman. It was an easy weapon to draw. Mother only had to ruise a hand in protest, grnsp the knob on the end of the hatpin find the next thing the varmit knew that piercing point was within an inch of his eye or hla heart. It was a draw deceptive as well as swift. A pretty hand, lifted one moment in what appeared to be a startled but harmless gesture of protest, the next second was the very demon of destruction. But now the age of the hatpin tin* passed. About the only real weapon a woman carries now is her handbag. It can only be used as such when catapulted and what woman lugs a catapult. The modern handbag Is too heavy and cumbersome to be of any use In defense. That's the reason snatching purses seems to have grown in popularity with thugs. Bring back the hatpin and you'll see J. Edgar Hoover revising some of his crime figures, unrtic- Inrly in the field of criminal nssaults and robbery of women.—-Knoxvllle (Tenn.) Journal. Heroes All While nn American newspaperman writes how he "confessed" to all sorts of alleged U. S. "crimes" while he was a prisoner of the Red Chinese, the United States Government prepares to decorate 67 men who refused to make such "confessions." The newspaperman submitted after 13 months of "brainwashing." The 57 servicemen were not only "brainwashed", they were subjected to the most excruciating physical tortures. Ye I they not only refused to sign fake confessions for their Communist captors, they openly defied them. H Is difficult to assess the guilt of a man subjected to Communist pressures. None of us can honestly say what we would do under the circumstances. But if honor, if love of country, if plain old- fashioned gills count lor anything at all ( these 57 men who did not give in, are heroes and deserve recognition. So much has been said about the men who gave In to the Communists It Is good to learn at long last that thoae who stood their ground are to be honored by the Republic they refused to sell out.—KingsjwrL iTenn.) News. Air Conditioning for Hogs They are talking about air-conditioning for hogs now.. Some investigators In the animal husbandry department of the University of California made experiments which show quite conclusively that pigs, at least, get along better when the weather is not too hot, or too cold. Hogs gained the most weight > it was found, when the temperature was kept at 70. At temperatures In either direct ion from that point, more food was required to add weight to the porkers. For example, at 70 degrees, the hogs need? ed 250 pounds of n complete ration 10 put on 100 pounds. At 90 degrees, 450 pounds were required, at 100 degrees, the heavy hogs lost weight and at 110 the lighter hogs lost, no matter how much food they ate. , We don't know what farmm are going to do with these facts. But if it can be proved that air- conditioning is ,a mutter of dollars and cents profit, we may expect to see the old sty go modern any day. As lor human beings .well, most of them are not wanting to put on weight.—Birmingham (Ala.) News. SO THEY SAY They (three out of every four/scientists! Rfl on working, but they feel that they are not welcome, that they ale regarded with suspicion. — Dr. Vannevar Bush, president. Carnegie Institute. * * * Nothing Is more movinp than to see this admirable war leader (Sir Wmst6n Churchllh con- secratlnft his last efforts to obtain genernl peace. — French Premier Mendts-France. f ¥ * An understanding between (Red) China and India is essential for peace, not only in Asia but In the World. — India's Prime Minister Nehru. * * .# I have in no way rescinded iny expression of willingness to meet Mr. Malenkov (of Russia) Bt some agreed place ... If the right time and occasion U lound. — Sir Winston Churchill. Dr. Molotov Receives a Rush Call Ptter ft/son's Washington Column — Seed of Baseball, Planted by Gfs InAnzio, Is Beginning to GrowNon ROME. Italy—(NEA)— American bnseball is beginning to tafci hold In Ilnly. It landed with the Yanks at Au/.io and Sulcrno during (he wnr. G.I. learns played the game on rubble-cleared diamonds after the Germans were driven out. Italian kids—war orphans and camp followers—began to serve as bat boy.s mid then to imitate the American soldiers, who had be- iicndcd them, by playing the game :hem.sclvo.s. Or trying to. Gradually the game caught on. So much so that last summer there were 80 (cams playing in Italy. And (here were two leagues oi amateur leiuns in the principal cit- e.s, playing a regular oncc-or-twice- a-week schedule-. Rome has two tennis. Cities like Milan, Bologna, Trieste, Florence. Genoa and Anzlo—where the game started—have regular teams in the irld. They draw 5000 or so spectators at 300 Uv—roughly 50 cents admission. The whole sport is now organ- ised into nn Italian Baseball Federation, with Prince Str-no Borghrse as Its head. He has never played himself, but his name gives the game prcMlgc. Really to heroine 1 established, lowever, bnseball in Italy may iced some better fmnnrniR to purchase gloves, bats, spiked shoes, uniforms and particularly balls. Their cost is almost prohibitive to he average Italian. The game isn't ,lce soccer, which requires only one ball In the way of equipment. In an effort to have the game spread all over Italy as a further bond with America, U. S. govern- ment officials this year have made appeals to professional teams in this country to donate their cast-off equipment to the Italians. It is the hard-ball game that the Lilians are playing, not softball. The quality of the playing still isn't very good. "It's about like the quality of American soccer," one official explains. Italian youngsters don't learn to throw, naturally, the way American youngsters do. And the Italians can't bat. They are stiff at the wrists, and they swing with a bat the way they're supposed to swing a golf club, American coach the Italian teams, hut the Italian Federation rule is that not more than two Americans may play on any Italian team. No American is allowed to pitch. Frank Dennis, U. S. Information Agency chief (or Italy, now being transferred back to Washington, tried to interest a few American colleges in sending over some of their baseball stars as coaches for a, season. But he had no success. One thing that Dennis did do to promote the game in Italy was to have a documentary film on baseball made in America. U. S. big- Icngue staTs of Italian extraction like Phil Ruzzuto, Joe DiMaggio, Vic Raschi and Yoggi Berra demonstrated in slow motion their tricks on batting, fielding, base running and sliding. None of them could speak in Italian, much, but a dubbed-in Italian sound track par- ;lally overcame that deficiency. The film has had a wide run. Introduction of American base bull into Italy may also h_. helped the U. S. embassy in Rom solve one oi its problems on wha to do to celebrate the Fourth o July. The old diplomatic custorr all over the world has been to ho: a cocktail party or a reception Inviting In all the diplomatic corp free-loaders. This year, the V. S. embassy i Rome Invited them all to a base ball game. An all-star Italian tea was matched against an America military team from Naples. Th Italians were allowed to run In U. S. pitcher, Just to make It better match. The Italians played a good game and though they were defeated 6-2 the event was considered so so daily successful that It may b repeated annually. While the umpiring of the Ita. ians has been surprisingly gooc the quality of the Italian sports re porting on baseball games has provided a number of chuckles. "Corriere del Sport." a Rom publication specializing In sue things, devoted a lot of space re cently to 'an 11-inning game be tween two Italian teams, In whic only three hits were allowed. It wa really a thrilling, tight game. "Cor riere's" reporter closed his stor with this dramatic touch, freel; translated: "And so at last, while the sun sets beyond the western hills, noth ng has been accomplished. It wtl all have to be done over agaii some other day. The score wa: nothing to nothing." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Judging by correspondence there does not seem to be the slightest doubt that the bed-wetting or nuresls continuing beyond the Imc when bladder control Is normally acquired In youngsters is a matter of deep concern. In many cases enuresis is closely related to nervous and emotional factors and severe discipline such as spanking is therefore the worst possible kind of management since it will only make matters worse. A good many methods have been .suggested and seem to be useful. It it frequently recom- lu-ndcd that fluids be nit down as much as possible after three .. i: .., ..-.. ,,..„. — .. 0 ~ ...... or four o'clock in the afternoon, j could normally be expected to Good results have sometimes t control his function. In other been obtained by walking the | words, not all chrildren develop | youngster at definite peroids clur- much criticism. Not long ago a further suggestion had been made that when other methods fa 11 the child should sleep on a specially designed pad which gives oft an alarm when it becomes wet and wttkes the youngster. This method requires good parental cooperation and should not be used indiscriminately. But when employed under the . direction of a, physician and with full understanding it appears to bring about many good results. One authority has given the following advice-. A child should not be accused of enuresis until he is well past the age when he • JACOBY ON BRIDGE No Stopping This North-South Pair By OSWALD JACOBT Written (or NEA Service If you think that East didn't have much of on opening bid you are quite right. East thought that this was a good time to throw a psychic bid into the works, and he was the night in order to urinate ) rfrf , t an , rate Ujmiuc ^ ing the night in order to urinate, : but this is often hard nn the par- | o( speed any more than do other cms. i functions. When control .over the urine dur-i __,. _________ . _,.. ing sleep is not obtained by the j time ft child Is one and a half ' FEMININE names for hurri- years old, or when bed-wetting , canes have been shown to be np- ocnirs after being absent for ;propriate. Hazel was fickle, ca- several years, there is a great i pricious, and couldn't make up her denl of emotional distress no; only 'mind, at times, which \vsvy or how | in the youngster but in the , fast to go, her signals confusing parents. Parents not only resent observers. — New Orleans States. the trouble caused by beri-wettm.;, but are sensitive to the fact that ~ there child does not seem on a par j NOW comes the season of (ailing with others of the same age. ii CftVeSl nippy nights, and the an- When enuresis continues beyond jtiouncement by the football coach the age at which it .should rius-Jat the big university tMtt what it appear, it is probably bocau.se : was. was . character-building. — of one or more of three psychology ! Asheville iN. C.) Citizen. ral conditions in the child. The . first is that the child has not yot grown up with reference to control. grown up witn rcieience in control. • GETTING DOWN to facts, the The second Is that subconscious- ' tnuh | s tnat hurricanes are named ly the child wishes to remain in. ;„,. women because they're named or return to, the protested in-e- by men. — Boston Globe. sponsible state of infancy rather than (o assume the normal difficulties of his age. Finally, there may be a subconscious resentment against tho parents in which bed- etting become* a way o, geumg HUBBY — What did the man say was wrong with the tire? WIPE — He said the air was be, •ven with them because ol too i villt (Tenn.) Sun. WEST *52 « J1096 *J74 East 1 * Pass Pass NORTH ] AA4 ¥ AK « AKQ7J + A 1065 EAST (D) A K 1097) VJ762 • B + SSJ SOUTH 4QJ86 » 10 Bi « 542 * K CJ 3 North-South vul. South WcB North Pass Pass 2 * 2 N.T. P»i» INT. Pass Pass Opening lead—* J right, since his opponents had a vulnerable slam between them. The psychic bid didn't stop tht North-South pair. Sidney Aaronson and Lajry SVeiss, both of Boston, bounced into a slam at no- trump Just is though E«st h«d. passed. Aaronson'j first step was to bid two spades with the North hand. This showed a very biff hand, since North could merely double with a. hand of moderate strength. Weiss responded with two no-trump Instead of bidding a suit. This bid showed a spade stopper and about eight or nine points, for with a bad hand South could show a suit Instead of bidding no-trump. Thl> illght ihow of itrength was Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— NEA) —Exclu sivcly Yours: Fred Astaire once announced his retirement and then changed his mind. But he's stll uncertain about going on with his film career. After th« nimble-footed star winds up hi* role In Fox's "Dadd; Long Legs, 1 * he reports to MOM for the final, picture on his contract and: "I question very much," he U>lt me, "whether I'll make any mon pictures. I have to start out by really liking what I'm gong to do This Is my first film since 'The Bandwagon.' I haven't wanted \to play the perennial juvenile or the dame chaser. "You have to grow out of that, I'm not a comic, I'm not s clown There Just aren't things that i want to do." Corinne Calvet, who obtained a Mexican divorce from John Bromfield to wed Jeffrey Stone, hired a press agent during her brief stay in Hollywood. A sign that she intends to resume her Movietown career after the honeymoon. Shelley Winters is on a rigid blubber-shedding diet for her British movie, "I Am a Camera. She'll leave daughter Vittoria in Hollywood. ... , The San Francisco Newspaper Guild will sponsor a charity premiere of "Desiree" in the Bay City Nov. 17. Thanks for the invite gents—I'll be there. U-I HAS scheduled another Ma and Pa Kettle movie, "In the Tall Corn," but whether Percy Kilbride will accept the role is an unanswered question. His last contract for a Kettle film specified he was playing the role ''only because the studio will not ask me to do another." Percy would rather loaf than work. Olivia de Havilland lightened her treases to play Swedish Krlstina In "Not as a Stranger" but she's laughing about movie tradition that made the bleach vat trip neces- ry. "I had to be a blonde," they said, "because I was playing a Swedish girl. Loretta Young had to do the same thing once. But every time a Swedish actress arrives in Hollywood she's a brunette. ; 'Look at Bergman, Marta Torcn and Signe Hasio— all brunettes. Or maybe they're just impersonators." A romantic interest who may be all Aaronson needed for the jump to slam. West decided to believe his vulnerable opponents about their spade strength, so he opened the lack of diamonds. A spade opening lead would not have set the contract, but the diamond lead fared no ; better. Weiss won the first trick with dummy's queen of diamonds, noting the fall of the eight of diamonds with considerable interest. He next cashed the ace of spades and led a low spade towards his hand. East was tempted to play the ting of spades, but he resisted ;he temptation. Had he done so, South would have befen able to na.ke.12 easy tricks: three spades, ;wo hearts, three diamonds and r our clubs. Instead, East played :he nine of spades, allowing South o win the trick with the jack. Now Weiss had only two spade .ricks and didn't dare lead the iuit again. The diamonds had to be developed, so declarer led a ow diamond from his hand. When West produced the six of diamonds. Weiss finessed dummy's seven. This bold finesse, based on the issumptlon that West had led a ong suit as long as he hadn't pened spades, held the trick, and now Weiss made his contract with n overtrick. Mr. Right is the reason why Constance Smith scooted to Italy and is remaining there in spite <X MOT- ietown offers. CESAR ROMERO has shelved plans to tour with the night-club act he broke in at San Diego. Ha played to jam-packed houses but says, "I just didn't like it. It waa too tough." . . . George Raft's name is on the "AvaUabte"Ust for another TV series. This time he wants to be on the otherside of the law. Rep. Doug Strlngfellow'c cloak- and-dagger "heroism" dream ought a make a movie. It's the bat plot of the year. Jerny Lewis' illness cost th« Martin & Lewis team well over \$100,000 in canceled bookings — a Giro's engagement, three weeks in Vegas and two TV shows. Promised and hoped-for howl in their new flm, "You're Never Too Young"; Jerry impresanting an 11-year-old boy, pursued by an amorous 11-year-old girl. Hollywood's buzzing about the dowdy appearance of Italian movie- queen Anna Magnani, in Movie- town for the first time for "Rose Tattoo." But she's unconcerned, saying: "1 have no interest in fashions. Love, not diamonds, is a girl's best friend." MARSHALL THOMPSON is the running for the Charles When Ingrid Bergman vetoed the role of the older woman in "Lord Vanity," Pox casting experts tossed the offer to Gina Lollabrigida. She also said no. chiefly because of an old RKO contract that keep! her out of Hollywood. 75 Years Ago In BlythtYillt— Rebecca McCall, Sarah Grace Joiner and Shirley Barham were hostesses for a Holloween party at the McCall home Tuesday night. Following games with prizes given for the winners, Uie mothers of the girls served ginger bread and fruit juice for refreshments. There were served by Mrs. E. M. McCall, Mrs. "leorge Barham and Mrs. F. B. Joyner. Mr. and Mrs. Chester Cajdwell, Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Regenold and Mr. and Mrs. Earl Buckley entertained members of Club 28 last night for a dinner dance at. the Woman's Club. Nintcen girlhood friends of Mrs. Eula Rutledge of Jonesboro surprised her with a birthday party last night, arranged by her sister Mrs. Frank Webb, and her nieces, Mrs, Charles Short and Mrs. Aaron Peterson whom she is visiting . Among friends present were Mrs. A. A. Hale, Mrs. E. A. Hale Mrs. W. W. Hawkins, Mrs. R. N. Hill, Mrs. Charles Crlgger, Sr., Mrs. El. Hardin, Mrs. Odie Freeman, Mrs. Dosha Mick, Mrs. Hattie Chism, Mrs. Sallle Hubler. Mrs. Joe Scruggs, Mrs. O. C. Ganske, Mrs. J. C- Sudbury, Mrs. Jessie Goad, Mrs. 3. M. Culter and Mrs. Lou Shock. THE TREASURY has simplified .5-line form for many income taxpayers this year. But filling out the check that goes with it will be as ough as ever.—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. THERE ARE SOME in Britain vho think "Nye" Bevan's nick- iame were better changed to "Ny« it." — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. 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