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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX . THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES . Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered M second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city o! Blythevtlle or an? suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within » radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year »2 50 for six months. $1,25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. »12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations ____^ And If It will make no peace with thee, but will make war aealnst thcc, then thou shall be- sleite It. — Deul. 20:12. * * * If Christian nations were nations of Christians, there would be no wars. — Soame Jenyns. BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 10, 1954 Barbs If the time comes when we get our food In pill form, we hope they arc supposed to bo taken after meals. * * * Maybe a husband likes to give hli wife pretty thing! because they may leave her speechless. * * * You can always tell when it's the kid brother's bedtime. Right after his big sister's boy friend arrievi for » visit. * * * The fremtwt trouble In Uklng; *. car Into tome taratei for repairs Is takini It back apiln to have It done right. * * * There's not much satisfaction in a moral victory in football when you have to pay oft on it. Industrial Site Purchase Double-Barreled Project If ever a couple of answers were provided to a pair of civic problems, the Chamber of Commerce's purchase of its Elm street industrial site luis clone just that First, the men who led in purchasing the site have been vindicated in their judgment. Central Metal Products and Blytheville Tool and Die have said the readily available site, in lieu of just promises, meant much in their decision to locate here. Secondly, it goes a long way toward pointing out just how badly needed is a zoning law for this city, whether it come from the City Planning Commission or is born of City Council itself. Though the site is yet. new (only one-year old), five industrial plants »re being located there. In addition to the two mentioned above, the local firms of Blytheville Canning Co., Frank Simmons Tin Shop and Pepsi Cola Bottling Co., all have selected the site for expansion. The Chamber did the town more of a service than it first realized in purchasing the site. It made available industrial sites for local firms and, through prudent site selection, showed the way in a little zoning project of its own. It is to the advantage of both industry and home-owners that industrial, commercial and residential property be distinct in a growing city. In this instance, industry has given ample notice that it welcomes a neighborhood all to its own. Campaign Oratory Some of the facts about America's economic history in the past few decades got rather badly mangled in the election campaign just concluded. The Republicans charged that the prosperity of which the Democrats boasted so mightily was largely associated with the production of arms for World War II and the Korean war. They suggested Democrats could not otherwise accomplish prosperity. Democrats in reply said the Republicans were accusing them of deliberately seeking war to achieve an economic boom. They—and some supposedly impartial observers—further asserted that the Republican theme closely paralleled the "Marxist doctrine" that captialist countries must foment war because they cannot otherwise find outlet for their manufactured products. Now there is not really much doubt about the basic elements of the American economic, story since the Great Depression. Unemployment figures show conclusively that this problem was not solved until huge defense and war expenditures soaked up the pool of idle men. After World War II, business boomed to unprecedented peaks, upward by pent- up wartime demand for civilian goods. Then, in 1949 and early 1950, it slacked off. A short climb back had begun before the Korean war broke out in June that year, but it was the war that shot production once more to record heights. The drop-off that started in 1953 continued into 1954 appears related directly to the decline in arms output that followed the Korean truce of mid-1953. These are facts which no political party can dispute. The Democrats went astray when they tried to cloak this story. Too, they distorted,all but the most extreme GOP oratory when they said they have been charged with deliberate seeking war. Furthermore, it is highly dubious argument to contend that the Republican theme parroted when the Communist say about war and the b'. S. economy, It is is one thing to say that American prosperity is impossible without war, as the Iteds do. It is quite another to point out that in the past 20 years boom times and War happen to have been linked. That doesn't mean the two must go together. In fact, the essence of the GOP argument was that prosperity in peace is possible, and that ways must be found to establish it firmly. On the other hand, there can be no rightful place in the political arena for extremist GOP contentions that Democrats would happily see American youths die on battle fields to assure prosperity. Nor was it fair to imply in any degree that Democrats are not just as interested as Republicans in having the nation prosperous. If our political friends intend to make so much of the historical record, they should stand on it, not use it as a springboard for flights of fancy. VIEWS OF OTHERS A Mouthful, Mr. Toynbee Arnold Toynbee may be the world's most influential living historian but ho has the unholy kmick of scaring the punts off us iit times. This goes not only for bis thesis — that civilizations going up must conic down — but also for his prose. For example, take this grotesque sentence from the new volumes of A Study of History published in the United States last Thursday by the Oxford University Press: On the one hand a circum-global maritime traffic belt had now come to be sufficiently frequented to demand a global adjustment between the new contlgous uxtcrmitles of a longitudinal series of regionally differentiated time zones that could not extend in n contlmms chain round the entire circumference of the globe without there being it chronmetrical discrepancy, of the time length of 24 hours, between the respective timings of (he first and the last /.one in the series at the line along which these two exthemttir.s now adjoin one another. What's he talking about? Seems the world had to have nn International Date Line or Iheve'd, be hell to pay — that's what. It was Winston Churchill who once penned a •warm imd extravagant tribute to the "British sentence •— which is n noble thing. Sir Winston had better look again. — Charlotte (N.C.f News. Who's Studying Whom? The U. S. Army, it seems, has found itself much overstocked on an ilme it calls a "staff study." To quote a recent news dispatch, the Army "makes so many stuff studies it cannot keep track of them all. Sometimes two 01- more staffs are making the .same study at the same time. When the studies arc completed, they are filed, Eventually, another staff starts another study of the .same .situation or problem." The surplus was brought to light in — yup, you guessed it — a staff study! ! This would be very hilarious, except for one little point: It is casting the folks who pay taxes_ .some $5.000.000 n year. This is how much could be saved, it is said, by installing a new central filing system. Studies already made would be filed very neatly together to n void any duplication. We i rust that the Army will do so. Ond the people they pick to do it, we hops, will NOT be another stuff study group. — Johnson City iTenn.) Press-Chronicle. SO THEY SAY It doesn't make much difference what I say or ho\v often I say it. The bin punch comes when the President speaks. — Vice President Nixon. * * # Only four months ago, people spoke of France as the sick man of Europe. But . . . now we have the certainty of a grcnl future for the republic. —French Premier Mendes-France. * * * I am prepared to die any time for the sake of Egypt, and for your sake. Many of the prophets' successors were killed for the sake ol their principles. —Egypt's Premier Qnmal Nasser. * * ¥ It may almost be said that the churches, together with a few reactionary and stuffy social clubs, are the only remaining Institutions Is even legal. —Churchman Dr. Truman Douglas. The One Bright Light in a Gloomy World Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson't Washington Column—Heres How Ikes Budget Slashes May Affect You and Your Family WASHINGTON — (NEA) — This Is how Budget Director Rowland Hughes .sums up the effects or the Elsenhower administration's $14.000,000,000 cuts on federal government expenditures .since Inauguration day. 1953, na they affect the average individual: "On a per capita basis," says Hughes, "it means that we have reduced expenditures from the $-186 per person proposed for last year by the pust administration to $390 per person this year. Tills is nn expenditure reduction of $90 a year for each num. woman and child In the imtion, or about -100 for nn average family." Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson isn't too hitter, and secrd- ly he may he Retting quite a kick out of (he furor caused by Ills hound-dog .speech In Detroit. He has been asking for the originals of political cartoons that lampooned hLs remark. One cartoonist who obliged autographed his drawing, "From one hound dog to another" before sending it on- Wilson gut a yootl laugh out of the crack, . Umtinriest cut of the week in Washington - is a rcfernre to ex- Oov. Harold Stassen of Minni'snta, now chief dispenser of American aid to foreign governments a.s, "the oldest youth in Ainerini." His work was described by an obviously unsympathetic critic as "buying ene- niics and alienating friends." Hfi was described as "Doing quite well at it, too." born in Italy, doesn't like the description of America as "the melting pot." "America has not melted and molded all the peoples and cultures which have come to It into any homogeneous, dull, gray, mediocre standard "type," says Siciliano. "First generation Americans recall their European roots only with embarrassment," he adds, "For the Keconri generation, the fact of having a European-born grandfather Is t\ mailer of indifference. Only the third generation considers Itseli sufficiently settled and a part of this western world so that it can show a proper pride in the roots which extend back to older cultures." David McKendree Key, assistant .secretary of state in charge of United Muttons Affairs, tells this story to prove his belief that the World Health Organization—WHO —is doing; a good job: An Indian doctor working on ma- luria control in a remote Thailand village asked a local tribal head 'lan a luW questions; Had lie heard of Nehru? "No." Had he heard of President Eisenhower? "No." Had he heard of the United States? "No." Had he heard of WHO? "Oh yes. Mr. Who is man who sprfiyed my house, and we have had no more sick babies. Very good man, Mr. WHO." Assistant Secretary of Labor HOCCO C. Siciliano, whose father was John Roosevelt. Republican son of the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt, has all the answers figured out for getting along with his famous Democratic mother, broth- er and sister, "I live at Hyde Park," says youngest FDR son John. "My mother's house is very near. I have a couple of favorite Democrats in the family, and I hope they have one favorite Republican." When reminded that his sister Anna had commented there was always one political black sheep in the Roosevelt fold, John recalled that his mother was given in marriage by her uncle, Theodore Roosevelt. "She changed from the party of her uncle," says John. "I am just returning to the fold." Though young John now considers himself a full-fledged Republican, he won't comment on any issues of his father's administration. I do not consider it proper for me to discuss any of my fa- Ihev's actions," he says, "I will only discuss the Democratic party of Harry Truman, Adlai Stevenson and the ADA (Americans for Democratic Action) which is a fai cry from the Democratic party of my father. "As long a.s the Democratic party is under the control of Truman Stevenson and the ADA, I will vote Republican, 'again and again.and again.' " The youngest Roosevelt told the National Press Club in Washington that he had no plans to become a candidate for public office now, "but I don't take myself out of the possibility of running for public of- ffce at some time." John Roosevelt served as vice chairman of the Citizens for Eisenhower in this year's campaign, in this administration, he says, "I haven't been offered one." HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Behind the Screen: "The Comedian," Hollywood's celluloid peek at a TV comic who is a private-life monster, will not be a below-the- belt punch by Kid Hollywood at Kid Television. That's the word from Producer leorge Glass, who says: "This is just the first big backstage story about TV. We're being lonest that's all. There never was any facet of show business as frantic as TV. It even tops Hollywood in lunacy." The funny man-heel, says Glass, will be a composite of a number of video comedians "but I'm not saying anything beyond that." Even Glass .is popeyed about receiving anonymous letters, from TV gag writers, saying they know the name of the comedian and offering information. Says Glass: "There must be the wildest kind hatred between comedUni and their writers." Lita Grey Chaplin, first wife of the comic, is seeing publishers about her autobiography. She tells all—and more. . . .Jim Backus, the voice of Mister Magoo, will bring the cartoon character to records. EDDIE FISHER was telling Eddie Cantor about the anxiety of all aboard the plane when a motor conked out on his 1953 flight to Korea. There was plenty of tension, especially when the passengers were ordered to don life jackets In case of a forced landing or crackup at sea. 'I'll bet a million things flashed through your mind," sais Cantor. "Tell me — what did you think about in the crisis?" 'I kept wondering:," smiled Eddie, "If the orchestration was too loud for me in my 'Lady From Spain* number." There's a big-screen movie in Gale Storm's future when she winds up the current batch of "My Little Margie" films. There's a big question mark about Edgar Bergen's radio show lontimiing from Washington, D.C. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. A cry for help comes in the form of a tragic letter. The lady writes] "I am a nervous person and during the past year my nervousness has Increased so that it is unbearable at times, and when this happened I started drinking. I am making the whole family miserable nnd unhappy including myself. My two girls are miserable. Isn't there some medicine that would help me stop drinking since I know It Isn't good for me. I don't do it every di\y but feel it m»y run into that." It seems from this letter that j the correspondent has entered or Is about to enter the world peopled so fully by those who cannot leave alcohol alone. There is nothing In the letter to indicate that this is merely "social drink- Ing" but rather a really dangerous state of craving for forgeliulness through alcohol. No one knows exactly why people develop this craving for alcohol and Inability to stop. Alcoholism is not inherited. As one man said, "Alcohol is an extremely effective agral for rosily blurring and softening the rigid and forbidding outlines of reality." As time goes on the person headed for chronic alcoholism seeks to shut out his troubles move and more often In drink. It Is an escape. It Is also a defect ol personality and reflect-s an unwillingness or inability to face up to the troubles of the world. Most doctors have come to consider chronic alcoholics as sir!: people and the alcoholism a.s a symptom of the condition whirh caused the person to take to drink, just as n fever is a symptom of pneumonia. Unfortunately, there is as yet no thoroughly satisfactory treatment for the chronic alcoholic. Vincbr careful supervision sonic have been cured by a method which leads them to develop an aversion or distaste for any drink containing alcohol. Hypnotism' has also been tried with some success. Electric shock treatments are under study. An organization of ex-alcoholics, called "Alcoholics Anonymous, has often succeeded when other methods have failed. The victim of the alcohol habit usually thinks he can stop at the proper time or feels that a small glass of wine or beer would not do any harm. When he gets it, however, lie cannot stop and keeps on taking just one drink more until Perhaps he ends In the police station, the gutter, or the morgue. The writer of the letter quoted at the beginning of this column should seek help promptly if she is unable to stop herself from drinking. The fact that she recognizes the danger and wants to stop should be of great help. AN ANONYMOUS New York taxpayer sent a letter to the . State Comptroller's saying that he had cheated on his income tax ten years ago and had not been able to sleep since. He inclosed $25 and added: "If I still can't, sleep. I will send the balance."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. EVANGELIST Billy Graham has found that our city Is full of sin, but that couldn't possibly be the reason Now Orleans is called America's most Interesting city, and any resemblance (here Is purely coincidental.—New Orleans Stales. PROBLEMS arc loo complex There was a time when you could trs sa r.iln ami .-rule a lot of things. —Bullor (Ga.) Herald. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Hand Was Played Many Ways By OSWALD JACOBY Written lor NEA Service When today's hand was played In the summer national championships most of the best pairs managed to reach the sound contract of six nortrump on the North-South cards. Some pairs played the slam in hearts, worth an important 10 points less than the no-trump slum; and some misguided souls failed to bid the slam at all. South should hope for a slam as soon as North opens the bid- NORTH (D) 10 AQ9 * A 10 7 6 2 • AQJ8 *106 WEST EAST AAJ1063 A42 V53 VJ84 • 8 41097543 4.J9843 *CJ7 SOUTH AK873 »KQ» «K2 *AK52 East-West vul. North Cut South Pass 1 * 2* 5V Pass Pass Pass P;,ss •IM.T. 6N.T. West Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 4 dinpr. South has 18 points In high cards and should expect a eoocl play for slam If North has more than a niinimvim in top cards or even a long suit. South should begin by making a simple response of one spade, since It seldom pays to mak" a ;ump bid in a really shnby suit. 'When North then shows * second suit, South should use the Blackwood Convention to check on aces. North bids five hearts, showing only two aces, and South goes right to a small slam in no-trump, knowing that one ace is held by the enemy. There would be nothing to the play of this hand at rubber bridge. South has 11 easy tricks outside of spades and can easily establish one spade trick to make sure of his twelfth trick. In a tournament, where overtricks are almost as important as the contract itself, the play wasn't so cut and dried. The opening lead at most tables was a low club. South won with the king and returned a low spade, separating the sheep from the goats. At rubber bridge any West player would play a low spade at the second trick, allowing dummy to win with the queen. In tournament play, however. West must play the ace of spades at the second trick. An expert West should see that he will lose his ace if he doesn't take it immediately. Many West players found this out the hard way. They played low at the second trick, and dummy won with the queen of spades. Declarer then ran all the hearts and diamonds, discarding three spades and a club from his own hand. West could save only two cards. If he saved the ace of spades, South would win the last two tricks with clubs. If West discarded the ace of spades, dummy's nine would win a trick. Either way. declarer would make all 13 tricks. Movie star guests, he's complaining, are more fun than capital brass hats. The lusty ncenes about the nurs« with the mole have been scis- sored by the censors from the movie version of "Mr. Roberts." "ELEPHANT WALK," > highly touted movie, failed to jell as a aox-office hit, but it's no mystery to Dana Andrews, one of Its stars. Vivien Leigh collapsed at the midway point «nd wis -replaced by Liz Taylor. Says Andrews: "The whole story collapsed when we had to change the character of the heroine from a middle-aged woman. It was supposed to be a domestic triangle but Lis was too young for it. Without the triangle, there was no story. But the studio had spent so much money on location in Ceylon they couldn't afford to shelve the film." Norman C o r w i n Is writing Dana's next, "The Build-up Boys," a story the star purchased himself. It's about high-powered press agents In "Washington, D.C., said to be as revealing as "The Hucksters" was about the advertising agency boys. Dorothy Shay said it: "A bachelor to a profeuional escape artist." Sign at California Studio that should be copied: "Courtesy U Fun—Try It." PREDICTION: Connie Towers, the warbler discovered by Jack Carson for his night-club appearances and his new NBC-TV show, has stardust in her hair. Her home town, incidentally is an eyebrow lifter. She's from Whitefish, Flathead County, Mont. But she made her first singing hit to » swank New York supper club. Some Columbia wizard figured out how to end the film version of Carry! Chessman's biography, "Cell 2455 Death Row." The shocker fades out on an empty cell and a narrator's voice opines that whether Chessman gets the death sentence or a life term, the cell will be waiting for the next master criminal. If a Chessman decision is made before the film's release, the picture will stick to the facts, ma'am. 15 Years Ago In B/ythtviJ/e— Hotel Noble was the scene of the Tuesday Bridge Club party given by Mrs. J. Nick Thomas. Quests were Mrs. Earl Koontz, Mrs. Carol Blakemore and Mrs. F. B. Joyner. Mrs. Floyd White was high scorer and Mrs. Hunter C. Sims second high. Mrs. J. W. Parker entertained the Town and Country Club at her home. Mrs. Hiram Wiley was the only guest. Mrs. O. O. Caudill won high score. Mrs. Meyer Graber and Miss Ruth Butt left today for St. Louis. They will be accompanied home 'by Mrs. William Robinson and ' daughter, Susan, who will visit her . mother, Mrs. A. M. Butt, and other relatives here. HARPER — Are you saving any money since you started your budget system? Lewis—Sure. By the time we have balanced it up every evening, it's too late to go anywhere.—Greeneville (Term.) Sun. IT SOON will be time to put alcohol in your radiators, which is the only part of a car in which it should be placed.—Qreenvile IS.C.) Pielmont. Christmas Plans Answer to Previout Puiile ACROSS 55 Enervates [European 56Passage in Christmas .tree , lne bram 4 Christmas treo ornament 8 Christmas greeting 12 Malt drink 13 Operatic solo 14 Stead 15 He'd like a sled for Christmas assistant 10 Stagger 11 Actress Eleanors ,,57 Look at DOWN 1 Connecticut college 2 Bash 3 Sometimes Christmas falls on it 4 Sharp points 5 Seed vessel 16 Choice seats at 6 Ocean-going fights vessels 18 Raise in rank 7 Fall behind 20 Anoint 8 Hold to 21 Abstract being 9 Military 12 What Christmas bells do 24 It happens under ' mistletoe 26 Italian city 27 Eat on Christmas Eve 30 Impress 32 Hydrocarbon 34 Tidier 35 Nearsightedness 36 Needed for Christmas skates 37 Sheep staggers 39 Chooses 40 Sleeveless garment 41 Anglo-Saxon letter 42 Broad necktie 45 Re made of 49 Declaration 51 College cheer 52 Orifice 53 Noun mifflx 34 Nipht bp'ore Christmas RE 17 Mental soundness 19 Beginning 23 Ledger entries 24 Curl 25 Arrow poison 26 Off bottom, as an anchor 27 Precious gems for Mother's Christmas 28 Component part 29 Vegetables 31 Deny 33 Owl cries 38 Respectable 40 Doves' home! 41 Come in 42 Vipers 43 Greek porch. 44 Fish 46 Formerly 47 Rescue 48 Pronoun 50 French month 21 K) 57

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