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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 17, 1954
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PAGE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES. Publisher •AMY A HAINES. Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL O. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol« National Advertising Representatives: Watoc. Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. intend u second class matter at the post- oftice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Con- greM, October 9, 1917- _____ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By write In the city of Blythevllle or anj iuburb«n town where carrier service is maintained, 35c per w«k. Br mall, within a radius of 60 miles, 15.00 per war W 50 '° r sil months. J1.S5 !or three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Moreover, brethren, I would not that ye should be ipiorant, how that ill our lathers were under the clood, and aB passed throurh the sea.-Cor. Ignorance breeds monsters to fill up all the vacancies ot the soul that are unoccupied by the verities of knowledge. He who dethrones the Idea of law bids chaos welcome in Its stead.— Horace Mann. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Barbs It's a lot more fun to stop adding up your trouble* and turn to counting your blessings. , * * * In about two months every-body will love a fat •u—K he's 4r«M4 like St. Nick! # * * Even some kids who don't drive cars on th« highway know what bad trades are. • * * Canada always has a swell wheat crop, More power to Americans' well-bread Canadian cousins. # * * Kids finally got their ears cleaned—bobbing for Halloween apple*. Contradicting the Experts The unofficial vote totals for the 1954 general election contradict the many political specialists who said over and over that voters this year were apathetic. The turnout of some '13,<IOO,- 000 citizens was a balloting record in a nonpresidential year. Admittedly the total was 18,000,000 off the showing in 1952, the biggest presidential voting year in history. But the truer measure is with the 42,462,000 who voted in the previously record 1950 off-year. Election day reports made it evident that voters over half the nation braved rain and snow to get to.the polls. These accounts hardly fit a picture of popular apathy. Apparently both politicians and the analysts who listen to them had a ten dency to misread the silence of many voters. A severe fall-off from presidential peaks is always to be expected, especially when no really vital issues seem to be involved, as was the case this time. But the results suggest it is risky to exaggerate that decline. Americans perhaps need to be educated to regard their off-year elections for Congress as seriously as they do their presidential battles. But until they do, the vote samplers probably ought to be more selective in trying to gauge apathy. The answer, at any given election, may lie with the steady voter. U he is staying away, then there would seem to be clear indication of apathy. This time the steady voter, augmented by some new voters and by others who felt the very uneven impact of unemployment and sagging farm prices, made the talk of popular disinterested appear somewhat foolish. The 1954 totals show that nationally the Democrats outpolled the Republicans by more than 1,750,000. But this figure is misleading, since most of the Democratic margin was built up in the Solid South. Outside that area, the Democratic advantage was a mere 370,000. Spread that number of votes across more than 35 states and you can understand why there were so many photo- finishes on Nov. 2. It's fair to say that outside the South the two parties ended in a virtual tie in their bid for popularity favor. So it is true that the reliable off-year voters did not stay home. But neither major party found a way to stir the millions who customarily ignore nonpresi- dential elections. As a matter of fact, those who did come out demonstrated quite forcefully that neither party holds much charm for them. Political Promises ments of the late political campaign. Up and down the land the Democrats lambasted the Republicans for passing a tax bill allegedly beneficial to the rich and neglectful of the poor. The plain import of these attacks was that if given control of Congress the Democrats would act to hand tax benefits to the lower brackets. Now a poll of Democrats on the tax writing House Ways and Means Committee shows, however, that only one of nine holdover members responding to the query believes the outlook for tax reduction is bright. Oddly enough, that's what responsible Republicans were saying all during the campaign season. Further tax cuts, they said, would have to wait until the federal budget was nearer to balance. And that in turn would depend upon additional government savings. The Democrats would seem to have been guilty of some rather empty campaign oratory. But then they have no monopoly on that particular sin. s/IEWS OF OTHERS The cold water of reality lias begun to cool ofi some of th* exaggerated argu- Freezing Agency Self-interest Is obviously the motive behind the fight which both trucking interests and the rail- ronds nre waging before the Interstate Commerce Commission to block two projected changes In our transportation pattern. So-called "piggy-bnck" transportation of truck trailers by the railroads has drawn the trucker's vigorous opposition. This 1» a plan with which several western railroads have experimented successfully, whereby truck trailers are simply loaded onto flat cars and hauled by rail to their destination where truck cnbs pick up and deliver them. The saving, In time, highway congestion and, we assume, money under a lower combination rat«, must be substantial. The railroads, In turn, are getting In their licks against a proposed truck-water transportation plan. Under this plan » trucking company simply drives Ita trucks onto a boat and after the water haul Is completed to the port of dcslnntion drives the truck off to the business, plant or factory to which the load Is consigned. Again there Is no need to stress the saving which would presumably result. While both these proposals, which tend to cancel each other In the bent-fits which would accrue to the rnllronds from one and the truckers from Hie other, arc matters upon which the ICC should pass In Its recognized rcsponslollity, we do not conceive that Ihis government ngency cnn paramount self interest must have a major part in Its decision and Hint progress nnd Increased efficiency, ns they Involve shippers and, beyond them, the consuming public, cnnnot be held back In the transportation field any more than they can In other fields. The ICC, ns we envision It, Is not a freezing agency. It must recognize change nnd It should recognize that the carriers themselves do not serve their own long-rnngc cause by eternally holding shippers' feet to n steadily Increasing rnte fire. Public cnrriers whose mnniiBement pioneers In new and saving Idens should be encouraged rather than discouraged, must less halted, by a governmental agency's decree.— Qreensboro (N.C.) News, Church-Conscious America Critics mny decry or question America's moral standards, but church membership In this country continues to increase proportionately faster than the population. The Christian Hernld magazine, In Its annual analysis of church statistics, reports that church membership has grown at an annual rate of 3.09 per cent for ench of the last five yenrs, "substantially greater than the percentage of population Increase." What Is the meaning of this? Does It represent n swing of the pendulum away from worldl- ncss of the years between the wars? Does It Indicate a growing feeling thnt only the spiritual forces o( life can cope with tile problems of the atomic age? But whatever the explanation, the growth Is there. It tins now been continued long enough to be called n trend. How long It will go on remains to be seen. Much depends on how the churches themselves respond to the larger leadership being entrusted to them—Birmingham News. Rendezvous? Communist police lake four members of Sen. Margaret Chase Smith's party into custody during a tour of East Berlin, then turn them loose after an hour's detention. Since, Sen. Smith's anti-McCarthy Campaign In the United States so rankled the senator from Wisconsin, he may want to mnke something of this. If he can, lie's going to have to subpoena some real Communists a long way to find out what went on—Miami Daily News. SO THEY SAY I will not be a candidate for the presidency in 1956. I'm for Adlai Stevenson.—Nejv York's governor - elect Averell Harrlman. * * * By golly, sometimes you sure get tired of all this clackety clack.—President Elsenhower on campaign. * * * Anyone realizes that there may be setbacks, but they hnve nothing to do with the worthwhile- new or value of our (OOPi cause.—President. * * * If he (President Elsenhower) does not repudiate It (Dlxon-Yates contract) when he learns the facts, he will deservedly go down in history as mulching In Incompctency anothei former general; Ulysses 3. Grant, Ben. William Unjer (.R., N.D) A New Twist to the Political Baby-Kissing Act _ A. Peter Cdson'i Washington Column—Dixon- Yates Deal Holds the Key To TV A Dismissal of Gordon Clapp WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The real reason why Gordon Clapp was not renppolnted chairman of the Tennessee Valley Authority cnme out during his testimony before Sen. William Lunger's IR.. N.D.) Judiciary subcommittee investlgnt- ng Ihe proposed Atomic Energy Commission contract with the Dlx- on-Yates group, to supply power to TVA. Clupp's testimony pointed up his complete opposition to the Dlxon- Yates deal. Tills wns In January. In Intc February, the Bureau of the Budget directed the AEC and TVA to make a Joint study of the project. TVA data blocked the first Dl-ppisnl as disadvantageous to the government. On March 3, Gordon Clapp made a request to Bureau ot the Budget lor supplemental appropriations to Increase TVA's gen- crating capacity to meet AEC power demands. March 18, President Elsenhower allowed Mr. Clnpp's term as chairman of TVA to expire. Ho stuck on the job lor two months more, but Ihe forces npnlnst him wore loo strong nnd he had 10 get out. E. A. Yatcs. president of the Southern Co., nnd a partner with Edgar H. Dlxon of Middle South Utilities, who now want to build n private power plant to sell electricity to Tennessee Vnllfy nuthori- ly. didn't think TVA would work when it wns first proposed. Testifying before the House Military Affairs Committee, considering the original TVA legislation in 1933. Mr. Ynte.s declniTd there was no market for Ihe power lo be produced by TVA. He snld that at Hint time there wns a 66 per cent surplus of power in this nren. and thnt engineers had concluded no further hydroelectric power could be produced. At that time the Wilson dam was the only dam In the Tennessee Valley. There was not the slightest justification for building any hydroelectric plants in the area, Mr. Yales testified, and anyway, no hydroelectric plant could compare wilh a steam plant. How important it is to get out every single vote, nnd how the people who stay at home really swing the elections, Is shown by the closeness of the New York governorship race. Hnrrlman won by a little over 10,000 votes, but if only one vote hnd been shifted in each of New York's 10,436 election districts. Senator Ives would have been elected by the same majority Hnrrlman had. This In a total of over five million ballots. Assistant secretary of State Henry F. Holland, in charge of Latin- Amcrlcnn affairs. Is pretty handy with the Spanish language himself, nnd he Is now insisting that all U. S. diplomats, in Spanish-speaking countries improve their proficiency with the language. Tho old Stale Department rule used to be thnt foreign-language officers were checked up on every six months. The new rule for Americans nt Latin-American posts is thnt they must report on their commnnd of Spnnlsh every two months. Improvement must be reported each period, or else. Dave Beck, president of the In- ternntionnl Brotherhood of Teamsters, nnd nn American Federation of Labor vice president, thinks that the present unity talks now going on between APL president George Meany and Congress of Industria Organizations president W a 11 e Reuther should be enlarged t take in, John L, Lewis, and th United Mine Workers. "If we're going to have unity let's have complete unity," say Beck. His reason is that UMW 1 now competing with the Teamster for members in many areas. Bee' is trying to put tigether a tw million member union. Lewis Mine Workers claim 600,000 mem bers. The real problem of O. S. civi defense against a possible atom! attack on Ihis country was pointec up sharply for Washington officials by the two hurricanes which hi the capital aren this fall. Wind blown trees broke electric powe lines and thousands of homes wer without current for lighting, cook ing, freezers, refrigerating, dis washing, garbage grinding, etc. Families that were inconven icnccd in Ihis manner for even 2 or 48 hours had to eat cold fooc cook in their neighbors' gas stoves or even cook on fireplaces or ou door grills. They hnd to scour th countryside for block ice, ice cube or dry ice which simply \veren available In adequate supplies, i keep big stores of food from spoil InR. All of this was not really seriou! But under a bombing nttack, thes troubles would be multiplied 100 000 times or more. The paradox of the situation thnt the family that lives in a cav Is better off in this atomic-ma age than the family which toda enjoys all the modern miracles o civilization. the Doctor Says- Writteli for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. There Is practically no one who i there Is little change in tempera- feels more miserable null run' lure between day nnd night and down than the victim ol olnotiu- '• in which the nir is neither too dry sinusitis. This affliction, however. | or too moist. These conditions nre has been attncked in many difli-r- ] -.\ppronche.d perhaps in certain ent ways. Sometimes the syrup-1 parts of Southern California or toms cnn be relieved simply by Florida, but the hard facts of the opening the outlet Into the nose in matter nre that many of those order to allow the pus nnd mucus! troubled with sinusitis go to such to escape. Injecting some sub- regions hoping to get well and nc- stnnce or using packs which will tually have more trouble than because the swelling nnd Inflamed fore. In some cases, however, im- mucous membrane to shrink often 1 provement does take place, helps For this purpose several! The dry climate of certain parts drugs are available. < o! Arizona have brought relief to When the sinuses have become | some sinusitis •ufhrer^but again chronically Inflamed, different i others almost ™ dou "«»!' h » ° methods are often needed. Wash-(been made R «"«*'•^ e ing out the sinus through a needle I Chamber of iCommerce In Mc£ en or tube with various kinds of so- Texas in the lower Rio Grande Valley has written to sny that ny people who went to Hint re- lutlons is also used. In recent years, some of the I ".'"^^''obtaincd much relief, sulfa drugs and penicillin have 18 • • -•--- "--• been used in solution or powder form .Not all of the sinuses cnn be treated in this way, but two of Ihe most Important the maxillary It seems entirely clear that no one climate is the answer lor all sufferers from sinusitis. On Ihe other hand If the sinus difficulty the most Important the maxillary' "" sever( , , hat cna nge of ell- r and the frontal—can be. and oc- ' J must be considered since caslonally some of the others. Al- '"" mca siires have fniled. It though not always successful, es- "''"•' secm ,„ be wtsest «, lake peclnlly If the .sinuses hnve been ' vacn ., 0 ,, ln onc spot or chronically Inflamed for n long, ° „ * whlcn ono ihlnks might time, irrigation Is still one of the; ' , |of bclore deciding to most valuable methods of (rent- «' pel . mnn cnt move, ment now available. Recently Mr. Y. among others has written to (vsk about climate. "Docs cllnuue, in your opinion, t have anything to do In bringing ,„*, — Why did you tear out back par! of that new book? Absent Minded-Doctor - Excuse • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Think and Win In Bridge Game By OSWALD JACOBF Written for NEA Service Today's hand would pose . problem to the rubber bridge plaj er. You could practically thro the hand against the wall and sti lose only two spades and a di mond at most. In a tournamen however, you would get practica ly no score nt all for winning on ten tricks. You would have to coi NOKTH 11 + J84 * J 1083 • K62 + Q84 EAST + 9 »«52 » A Q 8 5 3 + 10763 SOUTH (Dl + A63 V AKQS74 4> 4 + AKJ East-West vul. We*t North But 1 4 Pass Pass Pass 4 * Pasi Pass WEST + KQ1075J tpNonc # J 1097 + 952 South 3V Pass ~ ...•, „ -- "O >" UIUIKII'B Mil """"• •'• -7 cr ,i,,,\r nf' this condition or Is It just an in-: me, denr, the pait Sou speaK or feclion which the climate doe.s not was labeled "AppendIx and 1took affect one way or the other? Is out without thinking. - Lamar possible to dry up this condition in i iMo.) Democrat, nn extremely dry climate such a.-, is found In Ihe de.sert or LS (his another hnlf-trilth?" This is n difficult question to aiViwer. It Is said Mint in Injury the best climate for a pf i;:i \\;:ii slnusltu would bo one in which AMERICANS, who once fought against taxation without representation, now seem willing lo nccepl compensation wil'iout perspir.ition. 1 — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Coll. Opening lead—4) J centrate on winning nn overtrlc Wlie Ihe hand wns actual played In a recent tournnmen many of the West players opene the king of spades. This gave tl declarer no nil. He cou win with the ace of spades, dra trumps nnd eventually lead a spade towards dummy's Jack. This line of piny would result in the loss of only one diamond and one p.v'o. At on< tobljj Wctt opened the Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYV'OOD — (NEA) — Nota- le Quotables: RICHARD HURON, longing to get away from ostume drama: "I'm not keen on doing another IISlou: film like 'The Robe' for while. People will think I'm a monk or something. I want to ret nto flannels and hold a Martini n one hand and a elgaret in the her. Or even wear a six-shooter. vo-Id please my J" nieces and ephews. They keep asking: when ra joing to do a cowboy picture." DOLORES GRAY, exploding the iyth that she had to go to London • become a star: "I did three Broadway shows efore I left for London to do Annie Get Your Gun. In the last ne, I got wonderful notices. I sup- ose it was better publicity to say hat America didn't recgnize me nd that It took London to dls- over me. That's not quite true, hough." GORDON MacRAE, feeling a lot setter about the future since starring in the big film version of Oklahoma": "I had some pleasant years at Warner Bros, and I liked working here. The musicals I made earned money. But in the end I realized hat I was just the boy ''lad. Noth- ng came my way that I coulc really sink my teeth Into." FRED MacMTJRIiAY, after sell- ng his first painting to Claude Binyon for 25 cents: 'He put It IB a S50 frame and It ooks pretty food." COLLEEN MILLER, about men in the "Purple Mask" set: "When I'm ready for marriage want a husband who will run the amlly. If I get mean and ornery. '. want a man who'll slap me down." EDWARD DMYTRYK, director: "If writers don't start providing material for feminine stars, there won't be a glamorous woman left n Hollywood. There are only two if them right now. But I wouldn't H fool enough to name them." RED SKELTON: "I know a fellow who's married to a stripper and he always complains she doesn't have a thing: to -ke off." 'In television you've got to'know how to act. In radio, you had to be an actor from the neck up, bu mainly a good render." Wilson about bMng offered still an- ither Indian role at one of the ma|or studios: "I can't give them a definite answer until I (moke-signal my agent." S A R I T A MONTTEL, Mexican actress: "A man is like good wine. He li not food until he Is aged. At leait 35. Any man younger than that reminds me of a Mexican bean without jump." DONNA HEED, on her Oscar acting: "Until the award, I always felt that my fellow actors regarded me more highly than directors and producers. That's what sustained me—the belief in me that other actors felt. All through the lousy pictures I had before, I never felt j doubts about myself as % an actress." KEENAN WYNN, about Keenan Wynn on television: "Everybody wants me to play a wise-cracking salesman. But I'm not going to do the Show Off or the Tall Guy in television. I'll stay in pictures and do parts I don't like, but I won't go into TV to do those parts." THOSE PARTS." LIKE, BUT I ETAOETAETETEf like, but I won't go into TV to do those parts." GENE NELSON, on emoting * wide-screen Todd A-0, almost as big as Cinerama: "You can't relax or step out of character for a minute. When the camera closes in on you and your face is going to be 26 feet high on the screen, you have to be thinking (he screen, you have to be thinking of the right thing at the right moment, or you aren't going to com* across." LITTLg LIZ— BAY BOLGER, about switching to live audiences for his filmed TV show (the laughs were dubbed In last season: "It's a tremendous improvement. The laughs are natural. The audience is in rhythm with the show." JEFF CHANDLER, telling Alan jack of diamonds, a better choice. Mel Lobell, the New York expert who was playing the South hand, played a low diamond from the dummy, and East overtook with the queen of diamonds in order to return the nine of spades. This sequence of plays, combined with West's spade overcall, made the situation quite clear. Lobell therefore put up the ace of spades to win the second trick. Declarer next drew three rounds of trumps, ending in dummy, and ruffed a small diamond. The rest of the plan was to lead three rounds of clubs, ending in dummy, and then return the king of diamonds from the dummy. East had to play the ace of diamonds (it would have done him no good to duck), and Lobell discarded one of his two low spades, allowing East to win the trick. At this point East had only diamonds and clubs left. It didn't mutter what he led, for declarer would discard his last low spade find ruff in the dummy, thus making sure of the extra trick. h's omoztng hew often Itw Joty; Is locked up longer than the defendant. •"»• Capping a Theft MUSKEGON, Mich. \fi — After discovering someone had stolen the distributor cap from her car, Miss Kay Wilson returned to her garage to find this note, along with the missing part: "I thought it over and decided I would be mad and feel badly if It happened to me. In the future, keep your garage door locked." The note was signed, "The ri- turned and lowest thief." Simp/* Remedy LITTLE ROCK, Ark. W) — Car Salesman James A. Flake showed up at a doctor's office after suffering a series of "blackouts", including W in one day. He figured he had heart trouble. A complete physical showed nothing amiss. The heart specialist took another look, and ordered Flake to loosen his shirt collar. Flake now is wearing a larger- sized shirt, and hasn't had anymore fainting spells. Social Health SACRAMENTO, Calif. (ff)-Sign In the health department building: "Courtesy is contagious." Food and Drink Answer to Previout Puiile ACROSS DOWN 1 Chinese drink I Hardy 4 Food seasoning £<: r ° ln * )h 8 Ostentatious ' t 4 Dinner course 'Wing-shaped 14 Operatic solo 15 Bud's sibling III Male falcons 13 Club buyer of food ana drink 20 Rent a^ain 21 Free 22 Persi.iii poet 24 Places 26 Blackbirds of cuckoo family 27 Eccentric wheel 30 Each 32 Orange flower oil 34 Needier 35 Fruit i 36 Girl's name 37 Insect esgs 39 Vegetable 40 Passage in the brain 41 Underworld god K Almond 45 Wearing away 49 Treat to food and drink 51 Pedal digit 52 Stalk 53 Rim 154 War god ! 55 Waiters' j gratuities 1 56 Essential lS7 "coolidgtl 7 Number 8 Peeling tool 40 Ledger entries ( 41 Gift recipient 42 Nuisance 43 Opposed „ . ^,,. 0 — 26 Eagle's nest 9 Russian city 27 Satisfactory 10 Small amount (slang) U Ago 28 Toward the 17 Expunger sheltered side 44 Pace ISSager 23 Fog 46 Equips 23 Chinese vases 31 cut pork 47 Feminine 24 He sits at the chops appellation table head 33 Fanatical 48 Kind of duck 25 Atop 38 Walks 50 Golf mound I I 5 4 5

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