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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PXfll fAWt.T COtmTEK OTTWS TUESDAY, MAT », 1WI BLTTHEYILLE COURIER NBW8 THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Mar,.»s« Sole National Advertising Representatives: W»H«c« •Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or an, •uburban town where carrier service is maln- tai By ma'n ^thTn'a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per Tear *2 50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, U2.50 per ^ar payable in advance. Meditations My son, attend unto my wisdom, and bow thine c»r to my understanding — Prov. 5:1. * * * Living in an age of extraordinary events and revolutions, I have learned from thence this truth which I desire might be communicated to posterity; that all is vanity which is not honest, «nd that there is no solid wisdom but in real piety. — John Evelyn. Barbs Why Is it that the tires that last longest are always on a neighbor's car? * * * "Get all of the enjoyment out of your home that you can, advises a writer. There's some to be had In It, too! * + * An Ohio man recovered his stolen auto and found a new tire on a rear wheel. We'd like to know where he parked. * * * A rosebud mouth Is » thing of beauty, accord- Ing to » specialist. Docs he mom when closed? * * * A dentist says that some day the world will be toothless. Then we'll be all gummed up. Congress Needs Ike for '54 As He Needs Support Now The new lawmakers in Washington hardly have had time to break off admiring their names on their office doors, but it's already'the season to worry about keeping them there. The 1954 congressional elections are critical for the majority Republicans. Their hold on the Senate is 48 to 47, with Senator Morse, the. independent, filling out the roster. The GOP margin in the House is 221 to 210, with one independent and three vacancies. Not much of a turnover would be required to put one or both of the two houses back in Democratic hands. A House majority is 218. The three vacancies, in Illinois, South Carolina and Kentucky, are in districts normally Democratic. Furthermore, in the 1952 elections, the GOP picked up three House stats in Virginia and one in North Carolina. These four will be extremely hard to hold. With the marked exception of 1934, two years after Franklin D| Roosevelt's first election the trend in off-year elections has been toward the minority party. Louis Bean, well-known election statistician, once calculated that on the average this pickup for the minority ranged from 25 to 30 scats. Any such result next year .would give House Democrats a comfortable advantage. Mr. Roosevelt's personal popularity, plus the collapse of GOP organization after the 1932 outcome, accounted for the 1934 reversal of election form. President Eisenhower today enjoys the same kind of popularity, and might also upset the pattern. But there are two questions. One is whether that popularity will maintain itself at high level and thus keep its great potential for 1954. No one, of course, knows the answer to this. The second is whether the President will bring that popularity to bear directly by stumping the nation for the congressional ticket. Already he is under considerable pressure to do just this. The lawmakers are beginning to indicate strongly that they want him on the hustings. Mr. Eisenhower has been conferring recently with Leonard W. Hall, the new GOP national chairman, and by this early attention has shown his awareness of his party's problem. But he has given no sign he will lake to the stump. As a loyal party man and a believer in "team" operation, the President probably is predisposed to make the effort. It's just possible lie might wish to see somfc evidence that the lawmakers are carniqg his help. Up to now the record (t pretty bar* on tWi icore, Jjut the big tests of support for th« administration lie close ahead. Entered as second class matter at the post- _i m-.ii. n iiniA Ai<^an«ac unrirr Qfifc 01 COD' Entered as second class matter at me )«'••»•office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- Friends Will Cheer Britain If Tax Cut Is Realized Britain's announcement of proposed tax cuts on personal and corporate incomes, excess profits and sales is one of the most promising developments since Winston Churchill returned to power in 1951. The planned 5 per cent reduction in personal levies is not the most important, for all the morale-boosting tf- fect it probably will have. The basic income tax; in Britain is now 47V2 per cent, and so small a slash is nothing remarkable. More exciting to ordinary Britons is the proposal to trim the hated sales tax, called a purchase tax in Britain, by at least 25 per ctnt. Yet, again, this is a change of the second rank. The significant cuts are in the corporate field, since they are designed to give British manufacturers the incentive: to product more, to add to plant capacity, and thus to better Britain's position in world trade. Sagging output and productivity (output per man) have long bulked heavily among the root difficulties of the British. Their need for wider markets, So fervently proclaimed, is real, the Canadians, dealing with the British within the friendly confines of the Commonwealth, can testify that lowered trade barriers are not the whole story. Partly because of British production weaknesses, the Canadians often have found buying from Britain a disheartening, trying experience. Churchill's government evidently appreciates that the trade problem has its vital home-front aspect, for the new tax reductions are aimed directly at this trouble. His new budget calls for elimination of the excess profits tax next January, and will grant ''offsets" — allowances — against regular corporate income levies for those firms which invest money to increase production or plant capacity. Thus, a company which puts funds into new industrial construction will get a 10 per cent allowance on its tux; one which expands plant or machinery, 20 per cent. Britain's friends, always hopeful that that sturdy country will come upon better times, still must take a- cautious view at this stage. For what the government has clone represents promise, not reality. The test will te in the hard statistics , of the annual production totals and the additions to productive'facilities. If these climb markedly in response to the bold stimulus that Churchill has now applied, then there will be gt-nuine reason to feel Britain has taken a big step toward a sounder economic future. Readers Views To the Editor: I would just like to say that I agree with the writer of the letter that appeared on the editorial page of your paper suggesting municipal ownership of utilities. I came from a town that owned and operated the light, water, and gas utilities. Not only were these much cheaper than what we have here, but the city had practically no taxes as the profits from these sources supplied most or the town revenue. There are no street or sewer problems in that town either. I might also add that there were no utility company tin-re to compete, with private merchants at -such an advantage that utilities companies have on appliances, etc. —A Header Views of Others House-Broken - Senate, Too Jobs in Washington are getting harder to get. It's about time. The pickings arc not like they once were, and the point can best be illustrated by the story of the New Deal congressman who phoned one of the departments In behaf of one c^ his constituents who wanted a Job. "What can he do?" asked the department official. "Nothing," replied the congressman. "That simplifies it," said the official. "We won't have to break him in," — Bainbridge (da.) Post-Searchlight. SO THEY SAY She's very nice, but would she like me? — Bing Crosby on report he will wed Starlet Mona Freeman. * * * I became Queen In spite of myself. I never planned to become a queen. I want to live quietly and happily without any fanfare, — .Former Queen Nan'iman of Egypt. Target Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Ike Works Hard and Plays Hard But Doesn't Throw Rank Around Erskine Joknson ' IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Zippy Ella Logan, who has known about Ingrid Bergman's new stork date ever since she visited her in Eome a few months ago, thinks it's just possible that Ingrid will pass Maureen O'Sullivan as the champion flicker mama. "Ingrid and Roberto have been building onto their home for the new baby," said Ella, who's wearing a Jerry Lewis-type haircut. "They'll have lots more babies. Ingrid wants them." Ella, who has stuck by Ingrid through thick and thin headlines, went on to pooh-pooh a story from Italy that Ingrid is retiring from film emoting and said that the only cloud in her sky was "the decision of the U. S. courts to keep Pia from her." Marilyn Monroe's calendar, now in its 211th printing, proved that there's no business like SHOW business. But Hollywood's newest conceit—and a dangerous one, gals- is for movietown dolls to get-lensed in the nude for private gag calendars. A few copies, I hear, cost the beauties 5500. There was a crisis in the Ava ardner-Frank Sinatra household when Lana Turner joined them at Palm Springs last winter. But with Prank in Hollywood, Ava, Lana and Lex Barker are a threesome in Europe. ' Year's most eye-popping casting note: Chester Franklin's plans to co-star a three-year-old. 300-pound drained lion named Tyke and a lamb in a movie titled, "Miracle WASHINGTON —(NEA)— If the first 100 days are the hardest, Dwight D. Elsenhower has passed the first milestone on the four-year endurance run. The transition from-U. S. commander - in-chief of military forces in Europe to commander - in- chief of the whole U n 11 ed States and its myriad problems all over the Peter Edson W0 rld has done something to the Eisenhower personality. While he was always under the public eye as a national hero, today he Is under a microscope. Every triviality — every frown, smile, cold, stomach-ache or lost golf ball is now world-shaking news. Let him say he likes grits, and—bingo! Somebody sends him five pounds a week for life. It would be hard to say which is the most significant of those tremendous trifles. Some might say that he showed his real character when he climbed out from under high - hat tradition and donned a Hamburg for his inauguration. The Hamburg is still the trade nark of a striped-pants diplomat out for a spot of tea. It isn't a crush job to go golling in on a rainy day. But it's at least one step less formal than a silk stovepipe. So that set the tone for his administration. A general of the Army can nit up a pretty formidable front when he wants to throw his brass around. But President Eisenhower las shown that he wants to be a man of all the people of these United States, as he has said himself. He showed this when he started inviting congressmen—all the congressmen, that is—to hmch or Breakfast. Also when he invited nil the 30,000 screaming small fry of Washington to roll Easter eggs on ils private putting green. In all this new Republican.demo- cracy—capital R and small d— there is only one place where Ike has so far drawn the line. He doesn't want to take time being photographed with beauty queens or prize cake bakers unless they represent national organizations or have national significance. The canard that these publicity seekers would have to be accompanied by their congressmen has been denied by the White House. Otherwise, the job of being official greeter has been turned over to Mami Eisenhower, who, incidentally, seems to be doing all right, loo. Unquestionably, In his first 100 days in the White House, President Eisenhower has lost none of his great personal popularity. Senator Taft expressed that the other day when he said that Eisenhower, would run for the presidency again in 1056—and would be re-elected. Speaking of Senator Taft, there's an anecdote going around Washington about a group of congressional leaders proposing to fiend the President a report on some deep-dish issue that was bothering them at the moment. "It wouldn't do any good," the story credits Taft with saying. "He doesn't read." While there is said to be no basis for this yarn, it does illustrate the fact that the President has tried to reduce his paper work to a m 1 n I m u m. President Truman lugged work home with him every night. Ike does it only when he can't get out of it. President Eisenhower likes to depend more on having other people do his reading of long, detailed reports, then discussing them with h i m, before making decisions. That's his general's way. But there are times when he can have people talk at him too long. "After an hour or so of briefing," he once confessed, "I can look a man right In the eye and never hear a word he says." Nevertheless, the President keeps a full day's schedule of appointments, from 7:30 a. m.—well, make it 8::30—to, sometimes, 7:30 p. m. He is an early riser and an early-to-bedder. When he gets tired on the job, he walks away and leaves it, to relax. He Attends few Social Functions There hasn't been time for as many bridge 'games as he used to get in on other jobs. Putting and painting—those are the number-one hobbies now. The presidential yacht Williamsburg is being put In mothballs. The White House swimming pool has been turned over to cabinet members and their families. The White House social season, since the Eisenhowers moved In, has been something of a dud. The President and Mrs. Eisenhower have no time for the cocktail circuit. Outside of the Inaugural balls, the President has attended only three evening functions—the Gridiron dinner, an Indian embassy movie and the opera. He has attended a few afternoon receptions —one at Senator Tail's place, where he made history by shaking hands with Senator McCarthy. And he has made several luncheon talks before national convention meetings In Washington hotels. The Eisenhowers are, however, regular churchgoers. The P'resi- dent's short, unscheduled prayer before his inaugural speech set a high moral tone for his administration. All the pre-Chicago convention controversy over his religious affiliations was settled soon after the inauguration when the President was baptized and with Mrs. Elsenhower joined the Presbyterian church. If all this prying into his private life has embarrassed the President In any way, he doesn't show It. And with his first 100 days safely passed with only one major crisis —the dispute over making the first pitch to open officially the big league baseball season—he has this consolation: He has only 1360 more days to serve in his first term. NEXT: Comparison with F.D. Boosevelt's first 100 days. the Doctor Says- By MOWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written for NEA Service A mother with her first-born child often worries for fear that the infant's eyes will be crossed. During the ilrst few months of Hie a baby's eyes will "float" or wander so that they do not appear to be looking in the same direction. This is normal. However, alter several months, U the eyes fall to move together, parents should then consider the possibility of crossed eyes. Correctly speaking, eyes are "crossed" when one eye turns inward. Occasionally, however, the eye may turn outward (wall eye) or sometimes upward. Any one of several things may cause crossed eyes—a blow on the bend, heredity, disease, near- or far-sightedness, faulty muscles and nervous .ncoordlnntion. Several kinds of treatment are used for crossed eyes and some of them can be started when a child Is a year old. Which of Ihc various methods to use Is a matter which must be decided by a physician. It may be that glasses will bo recommended nnd alone can do ft Rood job. Sometimes a patch is placed over the Rood eye which forces the youngster lo use the weaker eye, and therefore aids the muscles and the vision. Eye muscle exercises ni-e somc- 111™ prescribed, wllh or without glasses. One or more operations may be advisable, but this Is not considered a dangerous procedure When done by a competent specialist. The results of treatment do not oome at once and it may take a year or more to bring about Improvement, but it is worth it. Child Faces Handicaps The poor eyesight that comes with crossed eyes is a severe handicap for any youngsters. It Interferes with his work in school nnd his pleasure at play. It can also have a serious psychological effect on the youngster, since playmates may call him "cock-eyed" or some other nickname. It is important to treat crossed eyes as cavly as possible, since the earlier treatment is started the better the results, oven though much can oftn be done later on. A child pnst the first few months of life who shows a tendency to close one eye, to tilt the head, or to rub ono of the eyes, should be examined for crossed eyes, since this condition is not Just "outgrown." THE SOVIET foreign minister's name, Molotov, means "The Hammer." The new U. N. sccretary- is nnmed Hnmmnrskjold. which nir-nm "lianimcr-shlcW." Any commeniv _ Southern Editors Koundtablo. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Angle for Position; Win Many Games By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Today's hand, played in the recent Eastern States Tournament in New York, presents some WEST *9 VJ984J • 953 + Q752 NORTH (D) S *83 VKQ73 » AQJ 4 A 10 6 4 EAST 4AQT65 North 3 fr.T. 4K62 +KJ83 SOUTH AKJ1042 V A 10 5 • 10874 *9 North-South vul. E«M South West Double Pass 2N.T. Pass 1 Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 9 Pass Pass interesting points in. both bidding and play. For .example, take North's decision to bid two hearts at his second turn. At rubber bridge, North' would pass the double of one spade, willing to accept a penalty of 500 points, or even 300 points. In . tournament bridge, North has quite a problem. If he settles for a penalty of 500 points, lie may later discover that everybody else has made a vulnerable game with the North - South cards, which would be worth at least 600 points. Rightly or wrongly, North decided to bid towards game, and the final contract of three no - trump was fairly reasonable. West opened the nine of spades and East ducked, allowing South to win with the ten. Declarer immediately finessed dummy's jack of diamonds, and East followed suit with a low diamond instead of taking his king. East felt fairly sure, he would get another chance to make a trick with his king of diamonds, and he hoped that his absolutely deadpan refusal of this trick would lead South astray. Declarer led dummy's remaining spade', and East hopped up with the ace. When West discarded the' deuce of hearts, it was clear that the only defensive hope lay in the club suit. East therefore returned a low club, and West's queen forced out dummy's nee. At this stage declarer was sure of the following tricks: two spades, three hearts,- two diamonds and one club. The total was only eight and South felt that he had to develop a ninth trick in hearts or diamonds without giving the defenders a chance to take their clubs. Declarer therefore cashed the king of hearts and led another heart to the ace. East's spade discard made it clear that the suit was not going to break. South was in his hand for the last time, so he cashed the king of spades, discarding a low club from the dummy. He then tried for his ninth trick by finessing dummy's queen of diamonds. East could now pounce on the trick. He was in position to cash the queen of spades and three clubs, thus setting the contract two tricks. in the Jungle." Franklin directed the classic "Sequoia," and produced many of the Lassie films. Sam Armstrong, agenting Franklin's story and the lion, has nixed two major studio offers and is holding out for a big-screen deal. HAMPERED LUNCH LIFE JEFF DONNELL arid Eddie Bracken are teaming up for a. telefilm comedy, series, "The Peabodys." They'll play the parents of two kids. Jeff's boy friend, Aldo Ray, is still blushing after Bhe heard about his taking Rita Hayworth to lunch. Next day Jeff sent him a hamper of six box lunches labeled for every day of the week except Sunday. "On Sunday," she wrote him, "you buy MY -lunch." Bob Mitchum's nursing an ulcer. . .French gal-charmer Claude Dauphin and Dawn Addams may be listening to wedding bells this summer. Dorothy Dandridge broke every existing record in her first week in Las Vegas. With all the box- office voltage, why doesn't MGM find n starring film for her to 'ollow up "Bright Road"? Odd situation on "The Day's Mischief" set in London. The producer is Tony Darnborough and one of the stars is Glynis Johns. Qlynis recently broke her engagement to him to marry David Foster. Eddy Howard, stricken with a heart attack, is abandoning his band. . .Ann Miller will dance in Las Vegas—the latest movie star to pan Nevada gold. . .Sight of ths year: Marlon Brando, immacalate in tails, at a NEW York wedding . .Mario Lanza's telling friends that his first movie in Hollywood since leaving MGM will be "Tha Vagabond King" at Paramount. .He'll share in the profits. TUSK, TUSK SAM HALOTE to Dana Andr«w«, just returned from Ceylon: "How do.' you detect an elephant?" Dana: "You smell a faint odor of peanuts on his breath." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mrs. T. H. Plemmons of Charlotte, N. C., will arrive tomorrow for a visit with her daughter, Mrs .C. W. Afflick and family. Among the Blytheville people who attended the boat dance in Osceola last night were: Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Wetenkamp, Mr. and Mrs. Max Logan, Miss Cecile Lupton, Miss Jenny Wren Dillahunty, Miss Mary France Guerin, Miss Margaret Jana Acton, Miss Sarah'Jo Little, Doris McGhee, Miss Anita Faya Beck, Fan-is McCalla, James Terry, Preston Ramey, Van Elliott, Georga Cross Jr., Jim Crafton, Blan Heath, Harold Rpsenthal and Robert Reeder. Mrs. Don Smith arrived yesterday for a visit with her parents, Judge and Mrs. G. E. Keck. ' ; , © NEA The McCracken House is getting a coat of paint anci a new cook stove as a result of a mistake in an automobile guide which listed it as a first-class hotel. Movie Actor Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL actor, 1 Screen John 7 He is a of California 13 Interstice 14 Prayer 15 Bare 16 He has many acting 17 Terrace (ab.) 18 Deacon (ab.) 20 Direction (ab.) 21 Sows 23 Looked fixedly 27 Accumulated 32 Diner 33 Get up 34 Ignore 35 Pauses 36 Feel regret 38 Pokes up, as a fire 39 Sea eagles 41 Skiing and trumpet playing are hobbles 4'tEiernity 45 Three times (comb, form) 48 Swerve 50 Form a notion 53 Appellation 54 Light cavalryman 55 Dishes 56 Penetrates VERTICAL 1 Possessed 2 Chemical suffix 3 Low sand hill 4 Tart 5 Aged 6 Required 7 Wanderers 8 Exist S Weary 10 Egyptian goddess 11 Ballol 12 Abstract being 19 Early English (ab.) 30 Royal Italian 43Chnir • 21 Unruffled family name 45 Canvas shelter 22 Begins 31 Heap of hay 46 Contest of 23 Soothsayer • (Scot.) speed 24 Story 37 Tendencies 47 Passage in the 25 A-liptoe 38 Infirm brain 28 Interpret 28 Mountain 40 Negative reply48Head covering' 41 Road scraper 49 Compass point (comb, form) 42 Feminine 51 Biblical land 28 Hazard appellation 52 Bitter vetch n

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