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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, December 2, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER !, 19)55 TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH» OOURISR N1WS CO. H. W. KAINI8, Publisher •AMIT A HAIKBB, Mitor, AssisUnt Publisbw ^'D. HUMAN, AdTtrtomt U»n»g« •ok National AdTertisIn* Reprewntatifei: W.2« WiUner Co., N«w *ork, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphl«. _ Jnttred u fecond elm matter at the post«Met it BlrtbtTill*, Arkansai, under act of Coni, October ». lt». _______ Member of The Associated Press _ — SCB6CBIPTION RATES^ BT carrier in the city of BljheyilK or any •iburban lown where carrier service B mam- **%" mfu.'withirrl radius of 50 miles, 16.50 P« mi »350 for six months, $2.00 for three monthts; JJ man outside 50 mile tone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. __ __ MEDITATIONS And Most., WhmJore now do je « the commandment at the Lord? but it shall not prwjwr.—Number 14:41. * * * When thou art preparing to commit a sin, think not that thou wilt conceal it; there is a God that forbids crimes to be hidden.—Tibullus. BARBS We always feel sorry for the fellow with a heart of fold, if his relatlres find out about It. * * * Lucky the man who counts his blessings as he looks over a flock of fine youngsters. * * * Some cars run JO miles to the gallon of «M and others M mile* to ihe pint of liquor. * * * A doctor says numerous neck ills are traceable to the mouth. Keep your mouth shut or you may get it in the neck. * * * Creamed salmon filling in a ring of spinach is said to be very nutritious, but some kids don't like salmon, either. The Rate at Which We Kill Is Appal ling Polio, recognized widely as a killer of children, is a soft touch compared to the toll traffic claims in the tip-to-14 age group. Polio killed 1,280 of our youngsters last year. Traffic's score for children for the same period ovei"ll,000. And there never will be enough policemen, even if every law arm was doubled in strength, to patrol the highways and streets of this nation to the extent that an appreciable cut could be made in this amazing, senseless bloodshed record in America. The answer is somewhere else. It must come from the people. The people must educate each other to the menace of themselves when behind the wheel of a vehicle. If 11,000 youngsters lost their lives in 1954 playing baseball, swimming or even in flying in airplanes, each parent doubtless would take steps to keep their children out of swimming pools, off airplanes or away baseball diamonds. It would be a national disgrace. Yet, tonight some parents will thoughlessly hand over the keys to nearly two tons of deadly steel with 200 horse power under the hood to a child who may, or may not, have been made aware of the danger under his or her control. Automobiles are too much with us to take them very seriously. But serious indeed is this business of driving a car. And until we begin governing ourselves and our families in accordance with this precept, we are going to continue to lose 11,000 young lives, and even more, every year. And when some enlightened civilization of the future computes the money and manpower we sent out of this world via a fast automobile, they'll doubtless shake their heads in sad contemplation of the futility of this facet of our daily lives in 1955. Plight of the Farmer Of the many things politicians have said about the farm problem, perhaps the most curious is that the bulging crop surpluses in government hands are a side issue unrelated to the main dificulty. Surpluses are the very heart of the matter and have been for more than three decades. First in World War I and again in World War II, the American warmer was encouraged to produce far more than had previously been his custom. When wartime and early postwar demand was oVer, the farmer's excess output depressed the market, In the 1920'* this, led to an agricultural depression that farmers never for- fot. When thip country wa« on the thres- , hold of World War II, the farmer's friwxki in Congr«u acUd to prevent » recurrence. They adopted the price support legislation whicii would bring government loans and purchases into the picture it" the market sagged. In the last few years that decline has occurred. Farm income has fallen despite price supports, and government warehouses have been filled to overflowing- with crops taken of the farmer's hands. All efforts to cut deeply into the surpluses seem to have failed because the farmer produces more and more from less and less acreage in his continuing battle to ofset dropping market prices, acreage controls, and so on. By now it ought to be plain the problem is chronic. The farmer has learned how to produce considerably more than the country absorbs in normal times. Neither government regulations nor market conditions effectively curb this extra output. And neither government nor anybody else has found a way to insure that the farmer shall participate according to his numbers and his omportance in the general economic gains the nation is steadily making. The price support program is a crude, costly wartime makeshift that aggravates the problem rather than solves it. What we need is an entire new, inventive approach to the farmer's difficulty. It would be both heartening and refreshing if either one of our political parties could conceive such an approach. The Fishing's Not So Good In the days when Senator McCarthy was digging for Communists, it was often charged that he allowed his inquiries to go far afield of his stated purpose. At times his probes looked like punitive forays against persons who had dared to criticize him. A court of law has now come along to take just that view of one McCarty inquiry. While studying Communists in New England defense plants, the senator asked a Harvard research assistant who had confessed five years of Communist membership to name present or former Reds at Harvard. The man refused. Some saw the effort as a thrust at Harvard President Pusey, a persistent McCarthy critic. Since then the researcher, Leon Kamin, has been indicted for contempt for refusal to answer that and other questions. The court has now thrown out the counts relating to Harvard on the ground they were a "fishing expedition." VIEWS OF OTHERS Farmer Shows How Out of its varied experiences with crop control and price supports the last 20 years the department of agriculture did learn one thing: How to get more production out of less acreage. The formula is simple. First you establish parity and then tie farm prices to it. Next you decree a reduction of the acreage of certain crops like cotton, corn, wheat, peanuts, tobacco and rice. Then you sit back and wait for the golden harvest, meanwhile building, if you can, enough granaries and warehouses to hoard away the surplus. The controls and the high support prices will drive the farmer to intensive tillage and liberal use of fertilizer on a broad scale. By these devices the coctton planter, for example, are now rnising almost as many bales from 16 million acres as they formerly got from 26 million acres. Onec they were satisfied to scratch the land a little and bring forth a half a bale per acre. The formula may come in handy in another M This year's cotton harvest Is estimated at 14,834,000 million people. We may need heavy production then. But tell the farmer he mustn't and he sure will. This year's colon harvest is estimated at 14,843,000 bales. Uncle Sam will buy up a big part of it — and Ihen start wondering.—New Orleans States. How's That Again? Qoobledygoolc has gone to school. Dr. Hcrold C. Hunt, of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare, quotes this appraisal of a boy's work by his teacher: "He's adjusting well to his peer group nnd achieving to expectancy In skill subjects. But I'm atraid his growth In content subjects is blocked by his reluctance to get on with his development tasks." This, says Dr. Hunt, indicates to him that par- enUi cannot always understand their children's teachers. In this particular case, the probability is that the echlldren find it a little tough, too. — Nashville Tcnncsscan, SO THEY SAY Trust In the Lord !« my motto. Maybe It won't help you to live to be a hundred, but It certainly will help you Ui live—Mrs. Jollc Porter of Clifton Oily, Mo., who 11 100 years old. * * # . Everybody beefed on me but I nn't gonn» beef on nobody.—"Queen" Maggie O'Connor, Chicago rob- tar queen, on her arrest. Just Be Patient, It'll Show Up Eventually! Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Both Parties Are Taking New Look at Some Farm Discords By PETER NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A considerable amount of double- talk can be detected in the planning for new farm programs to j bolster the. farmers' falling income.) Sscre'ary of Agriculture Ezra' Taft Benson keeps right on preaching: the orthodox Republican line. This is that the farmer should be given mare freedom from regimentation. But almost every farm policy now being considered would mean more control. In a perfectly free farm economy, if there were great farm surpluses, farm prices would be allowed to fall as far as they pleased. "Farmers would simply have to take their losses, The farmers' only salvation would be to plant less the follow-! ing year. j Nearly every farm policy since; the depression has been designed' to protect the farmer against tak-| ing the licking from these price; drops. j This has been true regardless ofj whether Democrats or Republicans have been in control. It has been learned the hard way, however, that there can't be price supports without crop limitation. And even the crop limita- tion quotas and controls haven't worked loo well. When acreage limitations are imposed, farmers simply plant crops row; closer together and use more fertilizer. For example., the cotton yield has risen in 10 yrars from 239 pounds per acre to 431 pounds per acre. Similar increases can be cited on corn, potatoes and other major crops. New controls are now having to be thoucht up to correct the shortcomings of existing controls. One is a plan to put the quota limitation not on the number of acres each farmer can plant, but on the number of pounds or bushels he can produce and market. This, of course, would apply only to surplus crops. For production over the farmer's quotn, he would have to pay a penalty. This penalty might be as high as, say 50 per cent _of the support price level. He couldn't get a government loan at support price on his quota production until the penalty was paid. Now this is no new, Republican Idea. It was thought of first back in the Henry Wallace era. It was given up as impractical and too hard to administer. In the surplus potato crisis of 1949-50 Congress considered impos- ing bushel limitations but finally decided, again to throw them out the window. Now they're back again, with bipartisan support. The other new control being toyed with is the plan to make fanners withdraw a part of their acreage — say 10 per cent — from cash crop production. Instead of raising more wheat, corn, cotton or other products now in surplus supply, the farmer would be urged to plant grass or other crops which would increase soil fertility. This land cctild be brought back into cash crop production when needed later on. With' increases in population greater food demands are expected. The farmer would, of' course, have to be paid an incentive for not producing. That's the big catch. But farmers who didn't .omply might be made ineligible for price support loans. This proposed acreage reduction plan is also nothing new. It is Henry Wallace's old "soil bank" idea, now being warmed over as a bipartisan dish. Tha t Congress will go for imposing any of these additiona^l controls on ; 'free" agriculture In an election year is considered extremely doubtful. Sunday School Lesson— Written foe HIA 8crviM .By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.n. , The Parable nf the Good Samari-j tan (Luke 10:25-37) is the greatest! of all sermons on the law of broth-! erhood. It's also a practical exposi-f tion of that law, long established in) the age-old Jewish heritage. This i Jesus emphasized when He asked j the inquiring lawyer, "What is i written in the law? How readesti thou?" | But the Parable is remarkable.! also, for a rather rave definition of j the word "neighbor," one which is: not always recognized. j The lawyer, probably conscious of an unneighborly spirit, asked Jesxis, "Who is my neighbor?" He was probably willing to think of his neighbor, as many are today, as only those of his own community, or his own nation, or his own religion, or his own color, or his own race. Jesus centered the Parable about a Samaritan, with whom the Jews traditionally had no dealings (See John 4). He made the contrast all the more significant by setting above the unorthodox "good Samaritan" the priest and the Levitn who, despite the high injunction of their law nnd religion recognized no obligation to help a fellow man in need. And Jesus gave a new definition and emphasis to the word "neighbor." He did not say to the lawyer in effect, "That man in distress was a neighbor to the priest and the Levite, and they ought to have helped him-" Rflther, He said: "Which now, of these three, thfnkest thou was neighbor unto him that fell among the thieves?" The lawyer couldn't do anything but reply: "Ho that, showed mercy on him," Note the significance of that. The neighbor in the Parable is not primarily the man stricken and In need, but the Samaritan, who helped him. That A puts the empha.sis on the law of nelshborliness where it rightfully belongs. The neighbor, whom you ft re under obligation to love, is not just someone npnrt .from yourself; YOU fire the neighbor, or you may be. Nelghborllness is a matter of the heart. Tt consists in what you are toward others. Another thing to note Is how definite Is the portrayal of the Samaritan, in contrast with the imleflntto- iicss concerning the wounded man. The latter was only "a certain man." He may have been a Samaritan or a Jew; he may have been a Gentile; he was only "a certain man." But how boldly and nobly the Samaritan stands out as the neighbor! ft is not in terms of human need (hat neighborliness is defined, but in terms of willingness to help. It is we who decide who are our neighbors by our willingness to be neighbors. Trre lesson of the Parable still stands for us all after the passage of nearly two thousand years: "Go thou and do likewise." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Stacked Trumps Are No Bother By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service West Is still wondering what happened to him In the hand shown today. He expected to collect a small fortune from his vulnerable opponent.',, but event:: turned out quite differently. South use.d the jump to three clubs to show a strong hand. Many experts use this kind of jump bid as a sort of shut-out, but even such players never make a jump overcall on a really bad hand when vulnerable against nonvul- nevflble opponents. East reopened the bidding with time LIZ You'ft only young once, but If you wofk it right ooc« is enough. a double, hoping his partner would be able to bid one of the majors. West was harpy to pass and thus convert the double into a penalty double. He expected his partner to take about three defensive tricks, and he expected that his trump length would provide about three other tricks. West opened the eight of spades, ,md South ruffed at once. Declarer led a heart to dummy's queen, and East won with the ace. When NORTH AQ106532 VQ5 • K852 WEST A87 V973 EAST (D) AAKJ94 *AJ1062 «QJ10 + Q 108654 A None SOUTH 4 None V.K84 « A763 *AKJ912 North-South vul. South Wett North 34 Pass Pass Eut 14 Double Pass Pass Opening lead—4t & Pass East now returned the queen of diamonds, it was clear that East did not have a trump. South therefore knew the whole story. South won the diamond return with the ace, cashed the king of hearts, and ruffed his last heart with dummy's only trump. He returned by ruffing a spade, led a diamond to dummy's king, and led another spade from the dummy By this time, as South knew. West was down to his six trumps. South therefore ruffed the spade with the king of trumps. West helplessly contributed a small club to the trick. South now led a diamond, and West was forced to ruff. West had to lead a trump, giving declarer a free finesse. South now led his last dlamo.icl, forcing West to ruff «K«ln. West then had to give declarer the last two tricks with »n- olher free trump finesse. When the smoke had cleared South had made 10 tricks, fulfilling liia contract' with »n overtrlck. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Corrt-'spo Vnl HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Onstage, Offstage & Upstage: Zsn Zsa Gabor is out to crack newsprint again — this time as a columnist writing about things of interest to U.S. women. One syndicate editor thanked her agent for the offer and then commented: "Our women's pages, however, do not deal with the topics in which Miss Zsa Zsa Gabor has most closely identified herself as an expert." Now it's bags under the eyes helping zoom the career of someone else in Hollywood besides Humphrey Bognrt. Barry Sullivan's got 'em. too. and admits they helped his career, Thanks to the new baggage —| "I had a baby-face look that kept I me out of a lot of good roles"—} Barry has co-starred with. Jonnj Crawford. Claudette Colbert andj Barbara Stanwyck in three films, and next mouth starts a np\v star-[ rin? telefilm series. "A Man; Called X." } Barry about La Crawford witln whom he co-starred in "Queen Bee": "She's a real motion pieturi'i star — and a pretty good actress." AUDIE.MIJRPHY has become aj skin-diving addict to the point ofj buying a boat and discussing plans j for a movie about ihe fast-growing I underwater sport. Wl'h "To Hellj and Back" a box-office click, U-l! Publicist Kenny Carter listened to, Audie's proposed plot for his skin-; diving movi' and finally inter-' rupted him with: > "What :ire you going io t-aU il? I 'To thft Bottom and Back'?" [ Bored with 40-inch busts, shape-1 ly gams and cute derrieres on the! rcreen. men? Now hear this: A new movie is concentrating' on feet to wham across the sex! appeal message. Anne Baxter's! tootsies U'iggle around all through] "The Come" On," and Director; Russell Birdwell thinks it's going; to be as revolutionary as the[ movie-going public's first glimpse of Clara Bow's calves back in the silent era. Says Birdwell: "1'retty feet have always been exciting; to men and even women have an appreciation of well-shaped feet. Nnw it's sheer gla.nior in feet — there are scenes when the whole Superscope screen is filled with Anne's feet.*' Maybe we'll nil be singing, "If you know tootsies—" TMERK'S ONE OF THOSE fancy blue-tile swimming pools in the back yard of the home where Jimmy Durante has lived for the last nine years. Jimmy's home is a sort of Grand Hotel for NBC-TV • ofH- cials and hordes of other guests, H- assures all of them that he takes regular "before breakfast" dips in the pool. But someone who knows tells it: "He's been in the pool once in nine years. He walked down the steps up to his ankles, turned around :uid walked into the house." THE BASEBALL DIAMOND is beginning to look like home plate in the careers of many Hollywood aciors. Ralph Vittl, ex of the Milwaukee Braves and the Washington Senators, is the second MGM actor io step from baselines to Hollywood bust lines. Jeff Richards, star of "It's a Dog's Life," used to play shortstop for the Portland Beavers. Another, Chuck Connors, once covered fivsi base for the Brooklyn Dodgers. . 75 Years Ago In Blythevillc — It was Christmastime in Blytheville this morning when citizens awakened to see snow falling . . an unusual event for early Dec- [ ember. : Toler Buchanan ,has returned, from Walnut Ridge where he spent | the Thanksgiving holidays with his parents. j Mrs. I. R. Jonhson has gone to Memphis to spend several days visiting: Mr. and Mrs. I. P. Wysc and family. Mrs. O. SUonyo, Mrs. W. F. Brewer. Mrs. P. E. Cooley and Mrs. E. A. Goodrich are spending today in Memphis. Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Diamond Pass 1 Heart Pass 7 You, South, hold: *4 r A K 5 3 * A K 10 6 2 4A J 1 What do you do? A—Bid thret clubs. You Intend to raise hearts vigorously later, completing the picture of » powerful hand with strong: heart support and a singlfton spade at most. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: lM VA53 «AK1062 +A J74 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Actors Never Retire, Says Spencer Tracy By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD Wl — "Me retire? I don't think an actor ever retires—unless he can't, get a job anywhere, of course. I would quit at least a le\v dayj before that happens. But you never can tell; you might wait two or three years and a role will corne out from under a rock." This was Spencer Tracy in a mellow mood. He was finishing up a picture called "The Mountain" and he fe!t pretty good — despite, or perhaps because of, his most strenuous role in years. Since Tracy has left his long tenancy at MGM, there have been reports that he was going to retire. He scoffed at these, but added wryly. "I don't know how much longer people will want to look at this pan.' ' Probably as long as he' wants to expose it. The two-time Oscar winner is still one of the screen's stalwarts and he shows no signs of slowing down. As a matter of fact, he just returned from the toughest location of his career. "The Mountain" company shot right on Mt. Blano in the Alps. "It was a three-mile trip up the mountain every day," he said. "And sometimes we had to walk three hours over rock and snow to get to the location." Tracy, producer Leland Haw- ward and Ernest Hemingway are partners in filming: "The Old Man and the Sea." They'll shoot it under Fred Zinneman's direction in Cuba starting next April. Tracy said the script will be largely Hemingway's words. "And what «'ords!" he. enthused, "this is going; to be a great one. The only thing that worries me is how can I follow "The Old Man and the Sea'?" THE DEPARTMENT of Agriculture at Washington says that lawns should be mowed in the fall as long as the grass continues to grow. And the leaves. Secretary Benson, is it all right to rake them now? — Lexington Herald. 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