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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 12, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEVTLII < AMC.y COURIER TOTBSDAT, MAT 12, J.988 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THJE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. fREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter »t the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1911. Member of The Associated Pre« SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Bv carrier In the city of Blythevllle or »ny Buburban town where carrier service Is roalu- " ln B e y d nS. wHlTa radlu., o, 50, ,5.00 per vear $250 for six months, J1.25 (or three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Then Pilate said unto them, Why «*»« ev " halh he none? And they cried out the more exceedingly, Crusiff him. — Mark 15:14. * * * It seems strange to us that Jesus should suffer for W had no sin Himself, but His sufferings were occasioned by His relationship to others. — Williams Rouse. Barbs According to some wives, the only taste ft man has is in his mouth. * * * A scientist, says there is 257,000 horsepower in a spoonful of water. He calU It WATER? * * * Too many people are unkind to dumb animals, says a veterinarian. Why put yourself In the same class? * * * April really has been a month of showers. T!: sky's the limit I Rep. Autry's Resignation Was Commendable Act AVe wish to congratulate St. Rep. L. H. Autry of Burdette for the strength of conviction he showed in resigning as president of the Arkansas Fair Managers Association rather than support a move he opposed in principle. When that organization voted to persist in its ill-considered move to put the state into the wholesale liquor business, Mr. Autry carried out his threat to resign. His resignation came without bitterness or rancor. He simply opposed in principle what the fair managers association was attempting. The fair managers, we feel, have made a bad choice. They lost an able and conscientious president and gained nothing. As we have said "before, ,an important principle is involved in this dispute. And the fair managers association has placed itself in a most peculiar position. In seeking a referendum on the act cutting their legal mark-up on liquor, the wholesalers are simply defending their business. They realize that the voters could just as well deny support them. But in trying to block such a referendum, which might nullify the act giving this mark-up difference to fairs and livestock shows, the fair managers have put themselves in the position of attacking private enterprise while defending nothing defensible. True, they are trying to assure themselves of state funds. However, this is no real defense since no activity — no, not even an agricultural activity — has the right, having been denied money from the state's general fund, to turn and attack private business in quest of financing. Tidelands Vote Justifies No 'Give-Away' of Public Land The states of California, Texas, Louisiana and Florida soon will gain legal title to any submerged lands lying off their coasts out to their so-called "historic," boundaries. And that means they will acquire certain rights to any oil found in these offshore areas. Congress has approved the bill awarding title to the states, and President Eisenhower long ago said he would sign such legislation. This is one of the most ticklish issues the lawmakers have dealt with in a long time, and there is no assurance it is now finally determined. The U. S. Supreme Court is still to be heard from. Three times the high court denied state ownership claims to the offshore lands. The last time, however, it did not flatly assert federal ownership but said simply that the federal government had "paramount rights" in these areas. And it indicated Congress could alter this status by adopting: legislation handing the landi to the states. The question n o w is whether the court will stand on this attitude, or take a firmer position against state ownership and in favor of federal. The lawmakers have tried to anticipate this possibility by including a clause in the new law which a'ssigns to the states the right to develop offshore resources (oil) even if their ownership of the submerged territory is denied. In the event the law holds up in court, then California and Louisiana will own the lands out to their three-mile boundaries, while Texas and Florida will have possession for 10'/i miles out to sea. The treaties under which these states came into tht- federal union set their ocean borders at this limit. It is important to understand that this law does not extend either state title or state development rights to any additional lands except the bc-ds of inland waters like lakes and rivers, where it was felt the ownership issue also had become clouded. It is not for the layman poorly versed in federal-state legal relationships to decide if they were right or wrong. But it is abundantly plain that they did not wish in this legislation to open the door to wholesale raids upon carefully conserved resources long held by t h e whole nation. Readers Views . To the Editor: In connection with your editorial of May 6, it might be Interesting to note a few pertinent facts about low-rent public housing in Blytheville. Without the expenditure of one cent of local or state taxes, four per cent of the population of Blythevllle is enjoying the benefits of safe, sanitary, decent housing through their occupancy of dwelling units at Chlcknsaw and Cherokee Courts. These citizens formerly lived In over crowded, unsafe and unsanitary quarters. Chickasaw and Cherokee Courts, embracing 156 family dwelling units, were developed with funds borrowed from the Public Housing Administration on interest-bearing notes, all of which have been repaid with funds received from the Bale of $1,312,00 in Housing Authority Bonds bearing 2 7-8% interest and maturing over a period of 40 years. During the construction of the two projects, approximately $60,000 was paid workmen and many thousands of dollars spent with a wide list of local business Institutions and service agencies. Occupancy Is restricted to families of low income with a not family Income of $2,580 being the maximum for eligibility for admission, with $3,000 family Income being the maximum for continued occupancy. When tenants' Incomes exceed these amounts they are no longer eligible to remain In occupancy and must find other quarters. This regulation is based upon the theory that Incomes of that amount are sufficient to enable the family to rent standard housing from private individuals and owners. The total of all family income at Chickasaw Courts for the year."is $177.745 for the 80 families (some with two or more wage earners in the family) with a weekly average of.$43.26. The average rent paid by these families (Including $14.16 for utilities) is $34.22 per month. Fifty nine of these families have annual family Incomes of loss than $2,500 ami five of that number are below $1,000 annual family income. At Cherokee Courts (the Negro project) the total amount income for sixty seven families (302 people) Is $113.229 tor an average weekly wage of $33.11. The average monthly rent paid by these families is $27.03 per month (Including $18.20 per month for water, electricity and gas). Thirty-two of these families have total incomes of less than $150 per month and in practically all cases the monthly rent charged Is substantially less than the family was paying for sub-standard dwelling units. Another step toward raising the standard of housing among that part of the-population not financially able to own homes Is a third development which plans to add 60 additional units for white occupancy to Chickasaw Courts. This addition will represent a total expenditure of approximately $600,000. of which amount approximately $250,000 will be spent for labor and services. Although low-rent public housing is exempt from state and local taxes, the local Authorities make payment to the city of 10 per cent of all shelter rents collected (total rent less cost of utilities). It Is the universal experience that these payments In lieu of taxes are many times the amount that would be collected were the property assessed as Is other property. Tenants In Chickasaw and Cherokee Courts are assessed for personal taxes, garbage collection and other services which are assessed against all citizens. Although the streets In both projects are city streets, Just as Is Main Street, the street lights are paid for by the local Authority rather than the city as U the case with all other lights in town. That the 156 Blythevtlle families occupying these unite ore taking full advantage of the benefits accruing from the program Is evidenced by the further fact that 11 tenants have purchased homes and moved from the projects during the past two years. Your editorial was the expression of well- lounded understanding of the particular method being used by a small minority which is opposed to the extension bf this type of opportunity to our low-income citizen, at a cost so slight to the American public that It can rightly be classed as Infinitesimal. J. Mell Brooks Executive Director Bly. Housing Authority Educational TV Truant Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — NBA — Exclusively Yours: Sonja Henlo Bkfttlng right out Into the audience in 3-D? Producer Harry Joe Brown has the recent Life Master Individual Championship interested me both In the bidding and in the play. In the Individual Championship you get a new partner after every set jf four hands, and this time Fred was faced by partner with Peter £rfson'i Washington Column — Eisenhower Department Shuffle Would Add $222,500 to Payroll whom he had never played before, Fred's opening bid ot one no- trump was slightly light, and he fenced around with his rebld of two hearts. When North raised to only three hearts, Karpin was happy to pass the South hand below game. West opened the king of diamonds, holding the trick. He continued with the queen of diamonds, and East completed his echo by dropping the four of diamonds. South won with the ace of diamonds and . tried to develop the clubs in such a way as to keep West from cashing his third diamond trick. With this idea In mind declarer led a low club ,and finessed dummy's ten. East won with the jack of clubs and returned a spade, South winning with the ace. Karpin now led the queen of clubs, covered by the king and ace. When he next returned the seven of clubs casually from the dum- NORTH WASHINGTON — NBA — Five Eisenhower administration reorganization plans have thus far added 14 new top-level officials of cabinet and sub- cabinet rank to Washington's bureaucracy. If all are approved by Congress, these new top jobs would increase payroll by $222,500 a year, although much of Peter Edson this would be for replacement of other officials formerly doing similar work for less rank and money. The increases Include one new secretary, Mrs. Oveta Gulp Hobby, first head of the new Department of Health, Education and Welfare, nt $22,500 a year. Mrs. Hobby would also get one new undersecretary at $11,500 and two new assistant secretaries at $15,000. The first law which President Elsenhower signed created a new undersecretaryship of State for Administration. This Job was given o Donold B. Lourle, former Quaker Oats official. Department of Agriculture's reorganization plan would create two new assistant secretaryships and create another Assistant Secretary r Administration, who would have ivil Service status. The new Department of Defense •eorganization plan would create six more assistant secretaries, on top of the three jobs of that rank irevlously provided for. Only the Department of Justice •eorganization plan created no new iobs though it did change rank and title of some top officials. Hearts and Flowers Floweriest orator in the Senate is still Matthew M. Neely of West Virginia, when Sen. Spessard Holland of Florida took the floor of the Senate to call attention to the fact that 100 Florida Daughters of tlie American Revolution were in the gallery. Senator Neely poured It on like this: "Mr. President, it Is obvious that the beautiful ladies from Florida, who have just been introduced, have all found the fountain of youth, for which the old Spaniard searched in vain. Ladles, please be as generous as you are beautiful, aii(l tell certain elder members of the Senate how to obtain enough of the magic fountain's potent water to wash away the heavy burden of their years." Different Slant The toughest question so far thrown at Mrs. Oveta Gulp Hobby —new Secretary of DHEW—concerned an editorial which appeared in her Houston newspaper some months ago. The editorial supported the stand of a group of Texas housewives who refused to pay social security taxes for their maids. Mrs. Hobby was asked If she still felt that way, now that the Social Security Administration was in her department? She replied that the regular editor of the editorial page was not working that day, and she herself was out of town. Mrs. Hobby Bald that, if she had been there, that editorial would never have been printed. Furthermore, she did not support the stand of the Texas housewives. Time's Not Ripe Secretary Hobby was asked at her first press conference if she considered herself a Republican or a Democrat? She asked the reporter to make the question more specific. Well, did she plan to support Democratic candidates in Texas in the 1054 conressional election? "I'll decide that when the time comes," Mrs. Hobby replied. "You knew I wouldn't answer such a question now." Then she added as an afterthought: "But I do hope that the Republicans Increase their majority in Congress at the next election." tlon." Faster Than A Shot Maj. Charles "Chuck" Yeaer this summer hopes to be the first man to fly at twice the speed of sound, or 1520 miles an hour at sea level. Five years ago Major Yeager broke the sonic barrier. To double this record he will fly In a new rocket-powered research plane being built for the Air Force by Bell Aircraft. The present unofficial air speed record is 1238 miles an hour, held by Bill Bridgemani a U. S. test pilot. Even this speed is twice the muzzle velocity of a regulation .45 j cal. pistol bullet. Kindness Kills Commies Killing Communists through sindness Is the newest maneuver being used in Malaya's warfare against the red bandits in the jungles. How these tactics work was explained by British Col. Arthur E. Young, until recently head of the Malayan police force, who stopped off in Washington to visi FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover. Colonel Young was on his way to London to take a new assignment protecting the crowds during the coronation of Queen Elisabeth The big, blond Britisher was formerly assistant commissioner 01 police in Scotland Yard. "When flrsi assigned to Malaya, he wonderec how he could Londonize the jungle police so that the anti-CommunisI people would trust them as the British people trust their "Bobbies." The answer in London was that the system has been in effect for 100 years or more. Colonel Young, in Malaya, didn't have th: much time. But last December he did start a six months' experiment which he called "Operation Service." The idea was to make the police recognized as the friend of the people. He had a label made for police uniforms and police installations In the forts built at 60-inile inter- Is throughout the jungle. The motto was, "Friend of the People." The first month there were some 10,000 acts of service performed for the people by the police. The aim is to increase the service each month. That's where the kindness comes in. The idea is that it will make the people trust the police and cause them to inform on movements of the guerrillas, or identify Communists on the plantations and In the villages. The kindness is not then applied to the guerrillas. They're still the enemy. They were 15.000 strong when the fighting began. Seventy- five hundred have been killed, wounded or- captured. But there are still more than 6000 left. On the other side, about one third of the able-bodied male population—over 350,000 men—are giving their services to fight the Communists. They comprise 70,000 police, 42,00 British, Gurkha and Malay troops and ' 244,000 home guards on duty part time. Their casualties have been 1500 tilled and 2000 wounded. The cost of this little-publicized war is now running over $5 million a month. From the start, it has cost a quarter of a billion dollars. To The Point There's no danger of anyone getting the wrong impression of Air Force Secretary Harold E. Talbot. In "Who's Who" he lists his occupation as "Capitalist." the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NBA Service Tetanus, or Ipckjaw, is a frightening disease which carries with it an extremely high death rate. Fortunately, It can be prevented, however, and today there Is little excuse for these deaths to continue. An antitoxin to combat tetanus has been known for quite a long time. This has undoubtedly been responsible for saving many lives and is quite effective if given eoon enough after a tetanus-producing injury. But today a still better method Is available. The germ which causes lockjaw Is present almost everywhere on the soil and on objects which have come in contact with the earth. For this reason people in certain occupations arc much more likely to acquire the disease than others. Farmers, people who are much around animals, and those who go barefoot, are among those Who fall In this group. Soldiers and sailors in combat, of course, arc also heavily exposed to infection. The germs are .carried Into lh« tissues by the penetration of n rusty nail or other object. Here, deep In the tissues, the germs grow and produce a toxin or poison which Is carried by the blood stream through the body. After the nerves become affected, this toxin cannot be so successfully combated as at the beginning when the toxin Is In the blood stream. The best weapon to combat tetanus is an artificially produced active immunity or resistance to the poisonous toxin In advance of infection. This Is created by giving two or three Injections of a tetanus toxold. Toxoid Is the toxin which has been specially treated and which causes the human body to produce Its own antitoxin. World War II was the first large- scale conflict In which It was possible to produce this type of resistance to lockjaw by giving all military personnel the injections of toxold. The results were little short of miraculous and tetanus for the first time -In military history became a matter of llttla medical concern. An astonishingly small number of cases of tetanus occurred in our soldiers and sailors as a result of this measure. Infants Get Toxoid There Is no reason why civilians should not also receive the benefits of tetanus toxoid. All those who are especially liable to infection should receive these injections. In fact, toxoid is often given routinely to infants, frequently combined with diphtheria and whooping cough vaccines. If someone who has received the toxoid is later Injured in such a way as to cause fear of the disease, all that Is necessary Is to give another Injection of the toxoid called a booster dose. The toxold practically never produces unpleasant reactions and this is another advantage over antitoxin. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Tourney Is Place To Study Bidding By OSWALD JACOBY One of the hands played by Fred Karpin, of Silver Spring, MJ., In tt VA75J 4 1065 4 A 10 8 7 WEST (O) EAST *J85 AQ1072 VJ6 VK108 • KQJ82 4-94 + K63 *J952 SOUTH * AK98 VQ943 4 A73 *Q4 Neither side vul. West North Eaat Sooth Pass Pass Pass 1 N.T Pass 2+ Pass 2¥ Pass 3V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4* K my. East carelessly played low. South discarded his losing diamond and was gratified to see that dummy's club held the trick. Declarer's next step was to cash the King of spades and ruff a spade in dummy, both opponents following suit. He returned dummy's last diamond and East discarded the queen of spades. Karpin ruffed, led a trump to the ace and then returned a trump towards his queen. When East played the ten of hearts, declarer had to decide whether to put up the queen or play low In the hope that West would now have to play a blank king. Karpin reconstructed,, the West hand in order to make the correct trump play. It was clear that West had started the hand with five diamonds headed by the king- queen-jack and three clubs headed by the king. If this particular West player had also held the king of hearts he Would have opened the bidding instead of passing. Hence Karpfn concluded that West could not hold the king of hearts. Acting on this assumption, declarer won tht trick with the queen of hearts, thus assuring the extra trick. It may have looked like a simple, undramatio partscore hand to many people, but Karpin could justly feel proud of having steered his way accurately through very rough water. Sonja's word that she will make her movie comeback under his banner In a big 3-D musical extravaganza. "It's a matter of timing," Brown told me on the set of "I Ride Alone," a new 3-D film for Columbia. "If Sonja can get through with her London Ice show and dates in Prance on time, we'.Ufa start the picture this fall. We'v3* been talking about it for several months. She's very enthusiastic about the idea." On The Up And Up Van Johnson's rediscovery as a song and dance man by Jack En- tratter of The Sands Hotel in Las Vegas left MOM bug-eyed — "We'd forgotten Van's talents," a studio executive sheepishly confessed to .Jack—and raised the stature of movie stars as in-the-flesh, night-club entertainers. "I'm sold on movie names," En- tratter told me after two weeks of jam-packed business with Van's hoofing, singing and breezy chatter. "But they must be movie stars with talent. They can't %ust stand up there with a take-a-look-I'm-a- movie-star attitude." It was Entratter, now producing the lavish shows at The Sands, ; Who lured the first Hollywood star, ; Jane Powell, to play the Copi*cabana Club in New York two years ago. Now he's ready to sign more movie names for The Sands, with negotiations already on foji Marie Wilson, Marlerie Dietricif"! Bill Bendix, Peter Lawford and others. Entratter's always on the prowl i for super-gorgeous dolls to decorate his shows,. but even in Hollywood it isn't easy to find them, he admitted. Thirty girls with movie chorus experience turned out for his last audition. He hired only two of the dazzlers. "A movie camera can hide defects," he told me. "A night-club spotlight can't." Separation Did It The separation caused by their careers, Director Don Siegal is ' saying, backgrounded the breakup of his, marriage to Vlveca Lindfors. Now directing "China Venture," Don told me: "No marriag« can last when the partners are at opposite ends of the country — Vlveca's career took her to New York. The divorce is entirely amicable. There is no bitterness on either side." IS Years Ago In Blytheville — A number of Blytheville people have been invited to attend a tea ;•' to be given tomorrow afternoon by -;• Mrs. Godfrey White in honor 6<^ i Mrs. John Binford White whoijp marriage was solemnized in March. Miss Willie Lawson of Little Rock spent today with Mr. and Mrs. W. W. Shaver before going to Leachville to make a speech tonight. © NEA Plez T h u r m a n says the j toughest auction tangle he's had | to handle was when Joe Parks j bid in a washing machine his wife sent to the sale, and took It back hom^ to her, to keep her in business. Songstress Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 62 Number 4 she - VERTICAL popular tunes j Vein of ore 9 Her music is 2 Redact heard over the 3 Direction - waves 4 Weep 12 Harem room 5 Billiard ball 13 Manifest 6 Fiddling 14 Pedal digit emperor 15 Roman god 7 Expanded . of the 8 Streets (ab.) underworld 9 Solar disk 16 Perforates 10 Electrified 17 Abstract being particles 18 Feminine 1 1 Pause appellation W A bove 20 Tier JJ Fish 21 Present month 23 Ke y , (ab ) 24 Sketcher 22 Plaything 25 ? rol Xf b , 24 Paid notice in Jacob (Bib.) a newspaper 25 Bar legally 28 Unpaid balances 33 Form 34 Wager 35 Fisherman's apparatus 36 Assist 37 Born 39 Bury 41 Unexhausted 43 Sows 44 Correlative of either 45 Follower 46 Let It stand! 49 Food fish SI Low haunt* 55 Youth 98 Hawksblll turtle 88 Flih e«i 59 Anger «0 Masculine appellate II Milt cbiU 26 Lower part of 45 Utopian the leg 46 Small 27 Small children aperture 28 Encourage 47 Weight 29 Anent 30 Poker slake SIBamboolike grass 32 Steamers (ab.) 38 Half-em 40 Require 42 Cooking utensil deduction 43 Paradise 49 Serene 50 Shield bearing 52 Gaelic 53 Midday 54 Dispatch 56 Casimir (ab.) 57 Powerful explosive

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