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PAGE SIX BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THiC COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Uan»fer Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Meniphii. entered as second claw matter at the post- ofliw at Blytbevlllt. Arkansas, under act o£ Coa- grew, October ». 1917. Member of The Associated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any mburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months. 11.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile tone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And she said unto Elijah, What have I to do with thM, O thou man of God? art thou come unto nw to eat! my sin to remembrance, and to slay my son?—I Klnfs 17:18. * . * * There is no heart without remorse, no life without some misfortune, no one but what is something stained with sin.—James Ellis. Barbs Holidays will bring the next big kick—the high cost of giving. * * # Note to the apartment janitor: You may (Ire when ready—which usually Isn't soon enough. * * * A Georgia man reported to police that two boya released lour parakeets from a cage. Sounds like a job for the flying squad. » * * The Thanksgiving turkey who starts on a hanger strike right DOW is a wise old bird. * * * Winter will really be here when the fish stop biting and the cold starts. A Wise Choice Politicians grown accustomed to thinking of the Supreme Court as a kind of political pastureland must have been disappointed when President Eisenhower named a judge to fill the vacancy left by Associate Justice Jackson's death. From Franklin D. Roosevelt's day until now, all too many politicians have passed beyond the gates into the election- free paradise of the high court. There even came to be a recognized route of entry. Anyone elevated to be Attorney general of the United States was considered but a step from the sacred portals. Mr. Eisenhower shattered this rather unwholesome precedent. His nominee for the tribunal is John Marshall llarlan, judge of the U. S. Circuit Court of Appeals, a court second only to the Supreme Court in the federal judicial system. It is true, of course, that Marian's judicial career encompasses a brief eight months. But behind him is a distinguished record as a lawyer. Most recently he served as counsel to the New York State Crime Commission. Moreover, Harlan comes from family of judicial tradition. His grandfather, who bore the same name, was a Supreme Court justices for 34 years. The President may well have wished originally to choose a man of greater experience on the bench. But after the long Democratic rule of the White House, there are relatively few Republican Judicial prospects young enough to give hope of extended service. Thus, Harlan, 55, with a sound legal background, was a natural for the post despite his brief judgeship. His appointment, assuming it is confirmed by the Senate, will alter the political coloration of the Court from the old ratio of seven Democrats and two Republicans to a 6-3 setup. The Republican total includes Chief Justice Earl Warren, Mr. Eisenhower's first appointee. The Supreme Court, of Course, is not a political body. Yet its members cannot be drawn from a vacuum. Since that is so, it would seem desirable to have the Court reflect a reasonable balance of political views. That will lead many times to a healthy canceling out of prejudices in the making of decisions. A 5-4 lineup would better, therefore, than 6-3. So the President may hardly be assailed for having chosen a Republican. Little doubt exists that a Democratic President would name a Democrat. The important thing is that he has wisely tried to give at least a part of the Supreme Court back to the judges. Perhaps the day has ended when a man with his eye on the Supreme Court will it*rt life ai a precinct csptian. Brass-Knuckle Tactics It sounds very odd to hear the Russians, Of all people, complaining that a U. S. diplomat's wife slapped a Soviet worker and thus was guilty or "hooliganism." The Reds say the woman and a companion were Inking pictures in Moscow and that the slapping occurred when a Russian objected to certain shots. The woman's story isn't fully told, but the U. S. Government charges that Russian officials illegally detained and mistreated her and her companion. The likelihood is that the authorities simply didn't like the picture taking, and invented the slapping incident to justify But it took a good deal of nerve to hauling the diplomat's wife into custody, piece together that little yarn. When you are a Russian and raise your hand in protest, how do you expect to keep the brass knuckles from showing? Age-Old Pastime The relic-diggers have turned up some ancient equipment obviously used for dice games and other gambling activities in the prehistoric past. Fittingly enough, the stuff was found in southwestern Utah, not too for from today's great gambling mccca, Las Vegas, Nev. We leave it to the philosophers and social scientists to speculate on what strange quirk of fate it was that put our present sports so close to the Indian casino. The Las Vegas boys probably will put in a strong bid to cart this collection of relics of to their various emporiums. They can set up little museum sections to warm their customers with comforting reminders of the great tradition behind the gambling trade. The fellow who just lost a sockful can catch a glimpse of some Indian dice on his way out and reflect thoughtfully that guys have been going to the cleaners for a long, long time. V/IEWS OF OTHERS And They'11 Be No Good For Quoits The big news of National Doughnut week Is more dough for the same doxigh. Industrial officials have announced that the hole In the doughnut will be reduced from seven eights of an Inch to three-eights of an Inch. The Jolly doviRhnut manufacturers explain that the change will provide more dough In each doughnut and give "dunkcrs a better grip on the subject." This is all well anti good, even if the pun doesn't slay them in the coffee houses. It's also an illustration of Emerson's doctrine of compensation. You'll get more dm.Rn, all right, but you'll also get less hole. —Florida Times-Union. Old Country Store Remember the old general merchandise store that once was the hub of every small American community? The plows in the corner next to the high-bitttoned shoes hanging by their strings. The big cheeses and the cracker barrel alongside the over.sl7.ed plrkle jars. Remember that delicious and distinctly different odor of salt meat, shoe polish, bananas and kerosene that was waited in waves froni the red-hot Franklin stove? It's one of the non-urban America's fondest memories. But what housewife of today would go there to shop? One would think twice about buying cheese with flies parading over the cloth that covered It. There were no frozen foods, no refrigerated vegetable tray no canned goods even. The potatoes and other heavy vegetables no longer sit In open boxes on the floor. No, today's housewife demands much more— and gets it. She pays more in the process, but when one considers the quality of product, the saved labor and the comfort, she probably gets more for her money. It's a fact that the "good old store" of yesterday would be starved to death for lack of patronage In a modern community.—Savannah (Qa.) News. SO THEY SAY Want to build up my country peacefully, sp I oppose war. For the same reason (Red) China, does not want war. Both countries need time.— India's Prime Minister Nehru. * * * If I have to choose between a crippled revolution and a bloody one, I will certainly choose a bloody revolution.—Egypt's Premier Nasser, * * * The principal reason we trust the United States. Is because we don't think they have designs on Liberia or ... any other underprivileged peoples of the earth.—Liberia's President William Tubman. * * * Our party IK bigger than any one man. It'U blR enough to embrace people of differing viewpoints. -Sen. Jowph McCarthy IR., Wi«.) No Place to Hide Peter Edson's Washington Column — List of Taxpayers 3 Businesses And Operations Is Astonishing WASHINTON — (NEA) — De- pnrlincnl of Defense has done more than any other government gency In surveying Its business and industrial type activities that compete in any way with private enterprise. As a matter of fact. It Is the DOD experience In this f which hns made possible the Budget Bureau's forthcoming plan to cut down this competition in nil brunches of government. Defense Secretary C. E. Wilson gave the armed services a new directive on this subject a year n«o. In effect it froze all existing; commercial and industrial type facilities and made it impossible [or the Army, Navy and Air Force to go into any new business enterprises. New standards were .set up to determine whether the existing Department of Defense business enterprises should be continued Eex-pt cw-xoig cevip n otetas nrse changes, commissaries and activ- tics not supported by funds appropriated by Congress. Otherwise, no DOD business may be continued unless: 1—-There is no adequate facility available for the same service. 3—Subslantial savings can be made by having the government do the Job. 3_H is necessary to train personnel for field operations. 4—Tt is necessary to conduct an operation In complete secrecy. 5—It is necessary to conduct an operation in hiunrdous location. Department of Defense lias so far divided Its business-type operations Into three classifications, First includes aluminum smelting, scrap metal baling, clothing manufacture, coffee roasting, motion picture production, paint making, rope making, sftwmiHinR. The second grouping includes au- tomotive and tire repair, cafe and restaurant operation, cement mixing, office equipment repair, wood preservation, power plant operation, tree and garden nursery operation, the manufacturer for the armed services of chain acetylene, caustic soda, chlorine, ice, oxygen, nitrogen, argon, freon, and shoe repair. The third listing covers technical services such as research laboratory operation, the manufacture and repair of surgical, dental and optical instruments, watch, clock and jeweled instrument repair. The list Is long, but It indicates the wide variety of business-type activities in which the armed services are involved. In all, DOD has now inventoried over a thousand enterprises. So far, 17 scrap metal plants have been closed. All but one oi the sawmills have been shut down. Nnvy has reduced the types of paint It makes from 150 to 28. The Army has sold a $15 million chlorine plant. Air Force has increased Its maintenance work by private contract from 21 per cent in 1952 to a goal of 50 per cent in '55. All this work was progressing nicely as a sideline operation in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Supply and Logistics, Thomas S. Pike. Then, when the top brass saw what a tremendous thine this was, a decision was made to upgrade it into a separate operation. The work Is now being performed by a "Commercial and Industrial Activities Division," temporarily under Richard K. Chapman. But the hunt is on for some hot-shot business executive from outside the government to come in and head 1he work as n major reorganization. Ex-President Herbert Hoover's Commission on Organisation of the Executive Branch of the overn- ment has also made a big projeci oi this operation. There is a full 20-man task force under Charles R. Hook of Armco Steel Company at work on business organization of the Department of Defense. Bui under it, n special subcommittee on Business Ent-rprlses in the DODhas been set up under Joseph B. Hall, president of the Kroger Company. It -will be several months before Department of Defense Mas all its surveys complete! on its businss- typ operations. It will be some time after that before the HOVER Commission can report. It will be even longer before the Budget Bureau completes its inventories for the entire federal ogvernment. Bui action on this reform in government ts a must for next year. Rowland R, Hughes, director ol the Budget Bureau, placed special emphasis on this problem in his recent speech before the American Bankers Association. "The federal government today is ... among 1 other things, the largest electric power producer in the country, the largest insurer, the largest lender and the largesl borrower, the largest landlord anc the largest tenant, the largest holder of grazing land and the largesl holder of timberlnnd, the largest owner of grain, the largest warehouse operator, the largest ship owner, and the largest truck fleel operator. For a country that is the world's principal exponent of private enterprise and individual initiative," said Mr. Hughes, "this Is an astonishing list." It Indicates, perhaps, the fields in which the Eisenhower administration will seek to curtain government operations. the Doctor Written for NEA Service F 1 By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. What is evidently a common amli troublesome ailment, namely j cramps in the legs at night, is j mentioned In two letters, exerpisj from which follow. j QI am troubled with cramps in my legs and feet at night so much. I try bathing them In warm, water j and rubbing them but it does not: help. What would you supfiost?, R.D. | Q—I am middle aged and for, several years have had trouble' with my legs going numb and cramping, especially at niphi. Tlu* ; does not bother me in the day What should I do? Mrs. A.H. i A—In elderly people this unpleasant condition is usually as- \ sociflted with poor circulation n*-; suiting from hardening of the nr-j terlcs of the lower extremities or! from spasms of the blood vessels : there. Contrary to what one might; expect, but for sound physiological: reasons, these types of cramps may be brought on by the wnnmh of the bed. However, cramps In the louvr extremities at night are not confined to the elderly. They oix-in quite often in pregnancy. They may be related to the blood sugar —the longest period between meiiLs ; ordinarily occurs at night. Ixs-! sened quantities of calcium in the 1 blood may be associated with these cramps also and it is said thai most of those who have them con-1 sume little or no milk which ^ one of the most important sources ol calcium In the diet. The prec^e method of attempting to relieve, such discomforts depends on iho.se. and possibly other, factors and will! probably vary from person to per- i son. , i Q—I have flcnr rosaces n( (he nose .tnd lice." Please advise whatj can be done for this condition? R.J. ,.\—There are .several possible lines of treatment. Sometimes astringent lotions are prescribed. Xray treatment may be useful in some. I should consider ihiu seH- trentment would be most .inadvisable because of the dangers of making it worse. Q—Can a person who has had one kidney removed be as active its before and play tennis, swim or take violent exercise? G.O. A—Nature has been kind in giving us more kidney tissue than we normally need. Consequently a person who has one healthy kidney remnining can—unless there are special medical reasons—live a perfectly normal life. Q—I have bee.n told that the constant wearing of tennis shoes can have harmful effects on the vision but that this does not hold true for shoes with n rubber sole providing a leather insole Is used. Is there any truth in this statement? Reader. ,.\_T do not know of any truth in the statement. It is possible that wearing tennis shoes niiRht not be good for the feet, but T fail to see how it could have any effect on the vision. Q—Could rotten teeth In a pregnant woman cause some congenital defect in her baby? Mrs. B.B. A—I do not know of any connection. It would seem that rotten teeth should be taken out or repaired, pregnant or not. Q—Do vitamins tend to produce or hasten the growth of cancer? W.W.H. A— \ do not know .of .any reason why vitamins as present in the tood or pill form should either pro- duce or hasten the growth of cancer. Research workers are trying to overlook no bets in getting at the cause of cancer and consequently some studies are being made on the effect of chemical compounds on the growth of cancer cells. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Tourney Players Show Smoothness By OSWALD JACOBV Written for NEA Service When the English team conies to New York next January to play NORTH (D) AAQ78 VQ6 »KJ + Q J942 WEST EAST 4J9853 »K2 VK 103 * 103 + K 107 Nortb 1* 2* 4 + Pass VJ9852 »Q9 + A863 SOUTH A 104 VA74 • A878542 *5 North-South vul. Eui South Weat 1» 2 » Pass 5» 3* Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 3 America for the World Championship, one of the players on the English team will bear the somewhat nn-Britlsh name of Jordnnls Piwllnes. Just as you might suppose. Pavlide* camt to England from Ers/une Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOD— (NEA) — Guys and Dolls: The .darling of "The Moon Is Blue," Maggie McNamara. says she's licked her fears about Hollywood and a movie career. Filmtowners decided that petite Maggie was anti-Hollywood when she failed to get Into the spirit of swimming pools, yachts and solid- gold bathtubs on her first trip to the sound stages. But on the set of "Prince of Players" she explained it to me: "The big doubt I had wasn't about Hollywood. It was about myself. I didn't think I had enough training as an actress. And I didn't think I could learn anything about acting in Hollywood. Now I know that you can learn more than motion picture acting out here. You can learn acting PERIOD." It's a highly dramatic role for Maggie in the screen biography of Edwin Booth—"nobody's going to want to laugh at me—I die in it" — and she's playing the part with as short a haircut as you'll find this side of Audrey Hepburn. GEORGE GOBEL, television's sensational new comedian, is admitting there's plenty of talk about a big-screen movie for him but the "Definite" sign hasn't yet been flashed. But it is definite that Gobel is wincing over TV alley talk about his comedy timing being so perfect that he can get a laugh by saying anything. There's no debate about his timing being the greatest, but he says: "You still have to have funny things to say—and I know it." Ask Gobel to describe his droll brand of humor, and he shrugs: "I can't describe it." Greece many years ago and is now a British subject. He is also a first-class bridge player, as today's hand may indicate. The hand was played in a match between England and Ireland, part of the European tournament in which England won the right to play America for the world title. The contract and the opening lead were the same at both tables of this match. The Irish declarer won the first trick with the queen of hearts, took the next with the ace of hearts, and ruffed a heart in dummy. Declarer continued by leading the queen of clubs from the dummy. East stepped up with the ace of clubs and led a fourth heart. Declarer might still have saved the day for Ireland by discarding a spade and ruffing in dummy, but this would have been a very doubtful play. South actually ruffed, and West overruffed. Declarer had to use the king of trumps from the dummy to win the trick, thus setting up a trump trick for East's queen. South eventually lost the spade finesse, thus giving up one spade one trump, and one club. Pavlides did better than this for England. He won the first trick in dummy with the queen of hearts and saw no reason to rush to get the heart ruff- That trick couldn't run away. Instead, Pavlides led the queen of clubs irom the dummy at the second trick. This provided a way to get back to his hand (by ruffing clubs, later on) at a time when the enemy could do him no harm. As it happened, West won the club trick with the king and led a spade through the dummy. Pavlides finessed the queen of spades, losing to the king. East returned a heart, and declarer took the ace. Only now was it proper to ruff a heart in dummy. Declarer could then cash' the king of diamonds and get to his hand by ruffing a club. The ace oi trumps then drew the queen and the ten, after which Pavlides could spread his hand and claim the rest of the tricks. The best description yet is by his writer, Hal ICanter. who says: "It's funny because it's an honest type of comedy." It's lucky gorgeous Lisa Montell missed the last Miss Universe contest. She's have tossed the judges into a-geographical spin that might still be spinning. Tagged for stardom In Warners' "Jump Into Hell," sultry Lisa was born in Poland with a French father and a Russian mother. She became a U. S. citizen in New York and graduated from the University of Miami In Florida. For the last two years she's been playing French sirens in Spanish movies filmed in South America. And now she's playing a Burmese cutie flirting with Bob Ryan behind Barbara Stanwyck's back in RKO's "Escape to Burma." Hollywood scouts saw Lisa la "Cocobolo." an English movie made in South America and produced by Dick Welding, ex-hubby of John Wayne's wife, Pilar Palette. The film ran into financial troubli and still hasn't been released. But it played enough studio projection rooms to convince Hollywood that Lisa has Stardust in her hair. ALTHOUGH HIS stock soared when he made "Robin Hood," "Rob Roy," and "The Sword and the Rose" for Walt Disney ,ln England, Richard Todd never wants to see another script that directs him to thrust a sword into the villain's middle. He's through swashbuckling, Todd told me on Fox's "A Man Called Peter" set, and he's turning down all offers to repeat his der- ring-do. "I don't see myself rightfully springing from Errol Flynn's family tree," he says. "When Disney offered me 'Robin Hood,' it was a challenge and I could see that some good might come from it box office wise and from the fan viewpoint. "Besides, I'd died or gone Insane in almost every picture I'd done before that. Now I've had the swashbucklers. I don't want to do any others." About one of his old British movies on TV, Todd blushes: "We didn't even have a director and I had no notion what the picture was all about." HENRY FONDA may be starting something in his forthcoming General Electric Theater appear ance in a boiled-down TVersion of Emmett Kelly's biography, "The Clown." Fonda would like to make a full- length movie of the famed circus star's life and he's convinced that the smart movie producer will eventually be testing properties on TV before deciding" whether to make them into pictures. Acting in Hollywood for the first time since 1947, he told me on the "Mr. Roberts" set: "I want to do the picture and that's the only reason why I'm doing the TV show. There's debate whether Kelly's life story contains enough drama. I think I can get enough of it into a half hour to convince Hollywood there is." Arthur Kennedy heads for Europe soon to star in the Hlra biography of the father of modern crime detection, Alphonse Bertil- lon. William Powell, Jr., picked TV instead of movies for his future. He's now a script reader at NBC- TV. THE TRAMP paused outside the house. "Clear out," shouted the lady at the house. "I ain't got no wood to chop. There ain't nothing you could do around here." "But, madam, there is." retorted the wayfarer with dignity. "I could give you a few lessons in grammar." — Dallas Morning News. Screen Actor Anrwer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Screen actor, Wayne SHeisin ,'ll Speaker 13 Tell ; 14 Hebrew ascetic 15 Most lacking in color 16 Counselors 18 Go by 21 Preposition 22 Measures of cloth 25 Anger 26 Crimson 29 Pillar 30 Pass afresh 34 Live .16 Kettledrum ;)7 Sewing tool 33 Far off (comb, form) 39 Lixivium 41 Always (pool.) 42 Worm 43 Egyptian sun god 45 Makes mistakes 46 Lures 50 Magician's talk 53 Penetrates 57 Straightens 58 Solid (comb, form) 59 Advantage 60 Muse of lyric poetry DOWN 1 Female rabbit 2 Art (Latin) 3 Anatomical duct 4 Ledger entries 5 Completed 6 Fright 1 7 Ailments 8 New Guinea port fl Mountains (an.) 10 Harden 12 Lease 13 Railway post office (ab.j 11 Rugged pinnacle 18 Freebooter 19 Rugged mountain crests 20 Calyx leaves 22 Ignorer 23 One who ladles 24 Pilots 27 Sea eagle 47 Require 28 English river 48 Transposes 31 Heart (Egypt) (ab.) 32 Salt 49 Grafted (her.) 33 Crafty 50 Dance step 35 Compass point 51 Altitude (ab.) 40 Silkvjorr* 52 Cravat 44 High cards 54 Age •15 Compound 55 Rot flax ether by exposure 46 Heating 56 Great Lakes device canal I 2 18 19 20 & 51 5T I? 10 ?TZ3

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