The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 18, 1953 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 18, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHETTLt I (AMC.T COTJHTCT WTW9 MONDAY, MAT 18.1958 THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINBS, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES, Awtatant Publisher A. A. PKEDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adverttiinf Manager Sole National Advertising Represent**!™: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, MemphU. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October >, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or any luburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per jear »' 50 for six months, »1 X for three months; by mall outside 50 mile tone. 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations For God, who commanded the light to ihlne out of darkness, hath shtnert In our hwrti, to five the light of the knowledge of the glorj of God in the face of Jesus Christ. - II Cor. 4:6. * * * He did not come to conquer by force of armies and physical weapons but by love planted in the hearts of individuals. — W. W. Melton. Barbs Illinois police arrested a man who had three wives. He can be glad it happened before vacation time. * * * When mosquito** have their daj they keep us from having our night. * * * Just one sentence from an Ohio woman li going to keep a man in jail for five years. She's a Judgt. * * * . Comet the time when brother will be teaching ii»ter to iwlm — brother »nd lister to somebody else. » « * When *n Illinois mall canter enlisted his wife took over his route. A female carrier! Now, Getting Back To Industry Again Now that reactivation of Blytheville's air base is once more assured and the sweat, turmoil and ulcer- breeding of the various freezes and thaws seems ended, wfe must again turn our eyes toward industrialization. And in that line, we rather like the progress neighboring Leachville is making. The alert citizens of Leachville were instrumental in getting a strawberry processing plant into operation this year, hope to have an okra processing , plant in the near future. Beauty of these two industries is that they fit hand in glove with traditional agricultural labor trends in this area. Berry picking ends with the advent of cotton chopping and okra gathering would commence with the end of chopping and be concluded just prior to cotton .picking. Thus, the city has done a favor both to its merchants and surrounding farmers. For such an arrangement would greatly enhance the chances of holding labor in town and on the farm. This is an examle this sector of the county could well follow: cooperation between the business and farming elements of the community. Some farmers have often voiced opposition to location of anything which, they fear, may drain off farm labor. It would seem that, barring importation of Mexicans, the supply of farm labor in this territory has been less each year for nearly the past ten or more years. This situation will not be bettered by reducing the number of year-around jobs: As of now, Memphis, the only truly industrialized city on tht entire mid- south, is also the largest single source of seasonal farm labor for parts of Arkansas and Mississippi. Agriculture and industry can co-exist to the benefit of all. It seems to us, that this conclusion must be understood and believed before we are apt to make much progress. We' feel the best view on industries for Blytheville is that which aims at several small plants of varied type . . . preferably those related to our Agricultural mainstay. A city which has its economy pegged to one vast phase of economy, be it an industry or agriculture or air base, is On precarious footing indeed. We must not refuse Blptheville the right to grow by not looking beyond our splendid agricultural economy and the •dvcnt of air base reactivation. Needs of National Security Must Control Budget's Size There seems to have developed in Congress a bloc of lawmakers committed to a "tax cut at any cost." The distinguishing mark of this fraternity is the evident desire/to slash taxes without serious regard to the country's needs. This group, of course, is dismally disappointed at the statement of Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey that the administration has given up hope of balancing the budget in the year starting July 1. President Eisenhower has insisted that a balanced budget must precede tax reduction. The tax-cut advocates think this is nonsense. Thc-y think it's perfectly sound to ignore the danger of a big deficit and even take the risk of enlarging it. If they practiced that kind of economy in their own homes their wives would divorce them all. Thfc only assurance they offer that things would be better is the vague promise that lower taxes will "unshackle" business, and that business will thereupon respond by producing so much more that even at lower rates the tax revenues will be ample. Certainly the American tax structure hobbles business in many ways. Long overdue is a general revamping that will carefully eliminate real discouragements to enterprise. There is considerable doubt, however, that a simple and relatively modest across-the- board cut such as is now proposed would get at these complex and very special inequities. The alternative implied in this "must cut" philosophy is an arbitrary limit on spending to keep it at a level matching the revenue intake these lawmakers think desirable. But it seems obvious this would amount to governing in a vacuum. The American budget is not wholly a native product. It is partly made in Moscow, and partly in other sections of the world where there are problems that involve us. These problems — and the Kremlin's threat to peace — are the real determinants of the size of our budget. In other words, what controls is what we need for the nation's welfare and security — not what congressmen committed t h e m- selves to do in a campaign fought last year. A suggestion has been made that new key members of the Joint Chiefs of Staff agree in advance to sizable arms budget cuts. Presumably the test question thereafter would always be: "Can we afford this?" But is this really what we hire military specialists for? Or do we want them around to tell us how to be safe and secure in a hostile world? If our security is the real test, then there can be no arbitrary economic limit on what we do. When a man's life is in peril, he cannot question the expense of saving it. This is an elemental fact that seems to escape some people. Views of Others One Goal is Enough If the United Nations would confine itself to efforts to create world peace, and would stop trying to produce a world-wide cultural upheaval, it would have fewer critics in the United States. Unfortunately there are many persons affiliated with the U. N., and especially with subsidiaries such as the Economic, Social'mid Cultural Organization, who think that world unity can tie achieved by forcing uniform standards upon everyone, the Arab tribesman, the African native, the London banker and the American workingman. They would force common living conditions upon all of them, forcing some up and others down to a standard level. Such schemes just won't work, and despite the fact that some wild-eyed American citizens have advocated them and promoted them in the United Nations, the leaders of this country have had the good sense to reject them. • —The Lexington Leader. SO THEY SAY We must maintain military strength commensurate with the danger we face until we have foolproof, ironclad disarmament and atomic energy control arrangements with the Communists. — Henry Pord II. * * f Once the Secretary of Defense is provided with adequate management support to handje th« task, more rapid progress can be made "toward creating a hard-hitting, effective and economical organization. — Deputy Defense Secretary Roger M. Kye». * * * Churches are doing more to destroy communism than all the congressional investigating, com- dittoes put together. — Methodist Bishop Oxnam, "Ready; Set . Peter Cdson's Washington Column — U.S. C.ofG Goes Liberal Holding Interests of Nation Foremost WASHINGTON —(NEA)~ The U. S. Chamber of Commerce, which has never been considered exactly a left-wing outfit, has, nevertheless, gone liberal on many of its new policy declarations. The Chamber this year went on record in favor of repeal of the Buy American act, which has been on the statute books Peter Edaon glnce Ig33t It called for encouragement of increased imports into the United States, with the national interest, rather than local interest, determining what goods should be admitted under lower tariffs. Finally, the Chamber approved a partial resumption of trade with countries behind the Iron Curtain, though insisting that shipments of strategic materials should be em- }argoed. "Commerce, as a peaceful means of maintaining relationships with such countries (behind the Iron Curtain) could be slngu- arly effective iri penetrating their solation," says the new USCC pol- ,cy statement on East-West trade. 'Severance of all trade relations with those countries. . .would in ;ome cases, be more harmful to ,he free world than to countries jehind the Iron Curtain. . .Absa- ute embargo of the Soviet bloc would be cited by the Kremlin and Communist elements in other areas and thus serve as a powerful >ropaganda weapon." The result of this new foreign ;rade policy for America's largest business organization is expected to mean official opposition to Re- publican advocates of a higher tariff in Congress. More specifically, It will mean opposition to amendments on extension of the Reciprocal Trade Agreements act, as proposed by Rep. Richard M. Simpson, Pennsylvania Republican, The Simpson amendments would raise the tariff on lead and zinc, put Import quotas on foreign-produced petroleum, pack the U. S. Tariff Commission with advocates of higher tariff and take away from the President his present powers to lower tariff rates. These proposals are riders on a bill to extend the trade agreements act for one year beyond its expiration date of June 12. President Eisenhower has requested a simple extension, pending restudy of the entire foreign trade question. Hearings on the Simpson amendments are now being held by the House Ways and Means Committee. A. B. Sparboe, vice president of Plllsbury Mills and chairman of the U. S. Chamber's trade policy committee, is now scheduled to testify before this committee May 18. Richard L. Bowditch of Boston, a coal and oil exporter and newly- elected president of the U. S. Chamber, was formerly chairman of this trade policy groyp. Bowditch and Sparboe have taken a leading part in shaping the Chamber's declarations along more liberal lines. In view of these new policy statements, it is not considered possible that U. S. Chamber spokesmen can support the Simpson amendments. How far they will go in opposing them, however, has not been determined. Foreign trade is only bne area in which the 300 or more Chamber ' of Commerce policy declarations : followed new lines. In general, this trend was towards putting the national interest above special Interest. Endorsed Aid for Secondary Roads On the matter of federal aid for highway construction, there was one proposal—principally from the big trucking interests—that this aid be confined to interstate commerce roads. That proposal was beaten down. Continued aid for secondary roads was endorsed. Toll roads were also approved. In policy declarations on forestry matters, the curtailment of activities by cut-and-run sawmills was recommended. Instead, it was porposed that all timber cutting be placed on a sustained-yield basis, in the interests of conservation. It was also recommended that private capital pay back to the federal government the cost of forest- acces." roads. Constiuction of subsidized housing wan opposed as usual, but the issue was put right up to local communities that they should solve their own slum clearance problems. For the first time, businessmen were told that the support of higher education was one of their responsibilities. * It would probably be too much to expect that the business community would favor no tax reductions until the budget is balanced, and the U. S. Chamber ran true to for iii on this one. Instead, it rficommended that individual income taxes be cut at the same time excess profits taxes expire, on June 30. All federal economic controls were opposed in principle, but endorsement was given to the idea Lhat the President be authorized freeze prices and wages for 90 days in an emergency. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written (or NBA Service An extremely interesting letter comes from Mr. Q., who writes: "Recently, when a case of un- dulnnt fever was detected in our lousehold, we tried to determine f our cow, whose milk we drank •aw, could be the source of the nfection. She had passed the stan- lard county veterinarian's test for BIUIBS' disease less than a year jefore, and had not been in contact with other cattle since. "We were disconcerted, however, to find that our physician does not consider the standard test lor Bangs' disease in cattle as satisfactory. Can you throw any light on this? Is there any general agreement on when (if ever) it Is safe to use raw cow's milk?" It Is said that about five out of 100 of our cattle are Infected with Bangs' disease. The blood test, which I presume Is the standard test referred to in the inquiry, is of great value in identifying infected cattle and hogs. Nevertheless, it cannot be relied on absolutely. One report at hand says: "Attempts to control brucellosis in cattle and hogs by the blood agglutination test have been only fairly successful. The chief difficulty ... has been that highly infectious animals in the incubating stage of the disease are tome- times left in the herds . . ." In other words, the test cannot b« considered completely reliable, though it Is helpful. Brucellosis, of which there are several varieties, is a disease which attacks animals as well «s human beings. It Is estimated fqr example, that there are about 1,300,000 dairy cattle' and 800,000 beef cows involved. No one knows how many human beings are affected with undulant fever, which is the principal human form o( brucellosis. For the control of brucellosis In cattle, certain legislation has been recommended. On the national level, it Is suggested that the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture should be authorized to establish regulations governing Hie interstate transportation of infected animals or those exposed. States probably .should sponsor a program of reporting, testing, vaccinating and other steps which have been shown to be valuable in eliminating this disease in cattle. Use Home Pasteurizers Swine are also aiiected with this disease. The control and elimination of brucellosis In cattle, pigs and other animals should eventually be of great benefit not only to the livestock and agricultural industries, but also to human beings. We acquire the infection almost always from eating or drinking contaminated products and coming in contact with infected animals rather than by direct spread from one person to another. Until brucellosis Is eliminated in livestock, pasteurization of milk, careful cooking of meat, and well- known sanitary precautions should be helpful In reducing the number of human beings attacked. There arc a number of satisfactory home pasteurizers on the market. THE NEW ADMINISTRATION has put nn end to the two-martini lunch In Washington, and we await the howls of outrage from Italy's olive growers. — Mobile Press. • • • WHY IS IT we speak of the "old- fashioned virtues" but not the "old- fnshloppd vices"? — Montgomery Advertiser. Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Changes His Club And Gets Lucky By OSWAID JACOBS Written for NBA Service "Do you believe that & deck of cards is affected by the surroundings?" asks David Scope of New York City. "I always had dull hands in the old days at the New York Bridge Whist Club, but as soon as they moved recently to the Hotel Sulgrave I began to get very exciting hands. ''The accompanying hand was dealt to me in the very first rubber that I played in the club's new quarters. I held the North cards, HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Beginning a New Era: The Hollywood famous for Its movie "situations" today has one of its own—an economic and artistic revolution In which financiers and stars, theater owners and artisans, business managers and cameramen, all are playing real-life roles. It's a revolution as significant as "The Great Train Bobbery," the first movie to tell a story, and as earth-shaking, from a world entertainment standpoint, as the first "talkie." The Hollywood of yesterday is gone. The major film studios, recon- erting for a new era, drastically have cut film production and their star, director, writer and technical personnel Famous stars are discovering new forms of artistic expression and individual enterprise. The Hollywood of tomorrow is being born—and I'm going to be in the sidlines reporting its first steps and its lusty, growth. Exciting screen entertainment of a variety and design and cost never before possible is on Hollywood's planning boards. Three-dimensional motion pic- t u r e 3 and wide-screen films already are outdating conventional 2-D movies. The giant-screen Cin- erama, first seen in New York :ast fall, now Is opening the eyes of movie fans in other cities. All future 20th rentury-Fox films will be in wide-screen Cinemascope, and Warner Bros, are adding Warner-Scope to their films. Other stu- dlos are in a technical race to give movies a new and exciting ook. TELEFILMS TAKE LEAD But there are other changes in Hollywood—BIO changes. Television put a miniature movie screen into the American home. The TV audience has passed the 20,000,000 set mark, with an es- imated 9,000,000 new sets to be sold this year, and Hollywood is perfecting a new form of at-home entertainment. It's the telefilm. Already Hollywood's telefilm, companies are turning out more film every year than all of Hollywood's major studios combined. Movietown stars and directors, prop men and writers are now working in this new form of celluloid, bringing Hollywood film technique to television. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz were among the first important stars to put a TV show on film. They reconverted a Hollywood movie sound stage for the demands of "I Love Lucy," hired movie- trained technicians—and zoomed to the top in TV ratings. Now the series, type of TV show, and the dramatic half-hour format, plus live television, is glittering with the names of such stars as: Joan Crawford, R»y Milland, with my bidding, but I had the consolation of scoring 1460 points on the hand. "My critics said that I should have bid the hand more scientifically since there might have been a cold grand slam in the hand. What is your opinion of the bidding?" I like the bidding. This is the kind of hand on which I throw science down the drain. I want to give the opening leader as little information as possible. The best chance for a small slam is to climb right into it and leave the logic and the science to the opening leader. Once in a great while this style of bidding misses a grand slam. But don't forget that your partner can bid a grand slam after you have leaped to the small slam. The occasional loss of a grand slam is more than made up for, however, by your increased chance to make a small slam. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, Dan Duryea, Merle Oberon, Jack Carson, Eve Arden, Joan Davis, Joel McCrea, Loretta Young, George Raft, Charles Boyer, Robert Young, Gale Storm, Eddie Bracken, Ronald Col-, man, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Ethel Barrymore, Robert Cummings, Celeste Holm, Mickey Rooney, Paulette Qoddard, Andy Devine, Guy Madison, Ann Sothern, Groucho Marx and others to come. PAY-AS-YOU-SEE PLANS THERE are also big plans, behind the scenes in Hollywood, for pay-as-you-see movies on television and the possible leasing of Hollywood's tremendous library of great motion pictures to the home screens after theaters are converted for the new type of big-screen and 3-D films. ; As I report the revolutionary developments in theater movies, so shall report on the personalities, the news, the inside stories, the laughs and the heartbreaks, and the techniques of Hollywood's new baby—the telefilm—and all the activities of Hollywood stars, no longer confined to theater screens only. Names make news—and Hollywood's stars are the names on a new demnsions have been added movie columnist's beat. Like Hollywood's new-look motion pictures^ to the Hollywood beat. New stars and old are being seen in new and exciting mediums —3-D and big-screen movies, in telefilms, on the stage and in night clubs and on live television in mov- letown's recently completed network studios. So this column will have a new .ook, too. Beginning tomorrow, I'll keep you informed on ALL the activities of your favorite Hollywood stars in ALL dimensions. Mona Freeman's mother is poised for that ocean hop with daughter — another log on the 'ire that could spell marriage to Bing Crosby. ,—,' * This 3-D Generation: A kinder- arten-aged child who thinks 3-D has been around,for years and years asked her father to take her ;o see the Polaroid bears at the zoo. aughn Monroe about an unoriginal TV writer: "The network just named an echo after him." 75 Years Ago In 6/yfheriffc— , Mrs. Leslie Hooper was leader of the program presented at the birthday meeting of the Woman's Auxiliary of the First Presbyterian ihurch. Mrs. C. M. Gray was in charge of the devotional. Dr. Fred Childs went to Little Rock Sunday to attend the Lion's club convention being held there. Wilson Henry, who was taken to the Memphis Baptist Hospital yesterday, is reported resting well today. Doc Smithers is going to have to choose between getting some new magazines for his waiting room or a new set of patients who haven't read them. He's getting complaints. Pairs Answer to Previous Puzzlt NORTH (D) U 4t AQ 1032 VAKQ884 • None 432 WBST EAST 485 A9 VIOS »J»3 »A988 »KJ7J2 + AJ974 +KQS5 SOUTH AKJ874 W72 • Q1034 *108 Both sides vuL Swtfc Pass 14 P»s> Pns Norm KM Opening letd—* A Wot P«ss Pis. and I couldn't resist bidding the slam even though I knew -that we might easily be off the first two tricks. "As it happened, West opened the wrong ace. He thought the ace of his shorter minor suit had a better chance to get by, and everybody agreed later on that he made a logical choice. Nobody agreed HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 - and then 1 Bird's home 4 - and dogs 2 - and 8 - and under pepper 3 Cascade 12 Uncle Tom * Throws and Little - 5 Century plant 13 Toward the ^ Offer sheltered side 7 Japanese com 14 Pen name of 8 Surgical Charles Lamb ""-aid 15 Harden R 1 M a] e M t * T T B S N C A 1 S N *, U K E O T ••'A. E N F* B W. N N B P K fc= F tr E i> M e ''//'. 6 T y#. B V E A A 0 N 'V/s. •ys>. % ¥/>, K A K. £ N N A r 17 A '/#, I T E R, »• L A ft t? A E J F* W M K f. f? '/M R * r u & N | A n -; T » R A N 5 -6 1 T S * T T R C A r N A C T • ^ 16 Poet 9M *, lt J™J* 10 Falsehoods 22 Black 24 Right and — 26 Fall in drops 27 Fastener 30 "Lily maid of Astolat" 32 Smooth (music) 34 Sweet 35 Equipped 36 Any or — 37 Existed 39 Mud 40 and heroine 41 Legal matters 42 Regions 45Hoglike 49 Plying 91 Cakes and 23 Ship bottom 24 Mother of 25 Hebrew 40 Salutes month 41 Cereal grasl 26 Restrain 42 Graceful 27 French horse cosmopolitans 43 Nevada city 28 Roman road 44 Give forth 29 Knot 31 Most recent 33 Pluckier 38 First birds 46 Individuals 47 Splash 48 Greek goddess 50 Cravat 93 Arrow polsop 54 Correlative of neither 5! Insect Urvtt It Essential belnf 97 Watering place

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