The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on May 20, 1953 · Page 5
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 20, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHtfVTUF (ARK.T COtmiWt H1TW8 WEDNESDAY, MAY 20, 1953 THE BLYTHKVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manner Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphlt. Entered M second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- Cress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bv carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per «ar $2 50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $13.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And when Jesus «w that he was very sorrowful, he said, How hardly shall they that have richei enter Into the kingdom of God! — Luke 18:24. • • • He that #111 not permit his wealth to do any good to others while he Is living, prevents it from doing good to himself when he Is dead. — Colton. Barbs Paddle'your own canoe and it will go farther, »nd mayb. the same would work with your youngsters. * * * Sprint eleanlnr time — when women remove »n the trash from the cellar and »ttlc before putting it back. » * * What always tickles us Is the number of men women-haters, with at least seven suits of clothes. * » * H yon w»nt somethinf to brace * romance,. Own, try t moonbeam! We'll have enough rain this summer without people trying to plan picnics. Arkansas Is Missing Out on Tourist Trade Arkansas is missing a slice of a $10 billion (sic) pie which is sliced by many other Southern states every year about this time. We have reference to the tourist army, made up of increasing numbers of free-spenders looking for rest, recreation and something different. Natural resources to attract segments of this nomadic sprincr-summer population already exists in the state in the form of the picturesque Ozark Mountains. What it does not have will suffice to keep away ,all but the more hardy vacationers however. Gravel roads greet the weary traveler in many Ozark areas. For fnstance, there is no direct-route hard-surfaced road from Blytlitville to Lake Norfork. And when a traveler arrives In the Ozarks, he can't always find the accommodations he can, say, in the Smoky Mountains. Otherwise the beautiful, but often unproductive mountain region of Arkansas offers the tourist fishing, hunting, swimming and boating opportunities which are rare indeed. And. for those who appreciate "local color," our hillbillies are as backwoodsy as any of the Tennessee, North Carolina or Kentucky mountains. The tourist industry is as real and rewarding as a Ford assemply plant or a U. S. Stetl foundry. In Wisconsin, for instance, only the high-powered, high- supported dairy industry ranks above the tourist business as a money-maker. And Milwaukee has been known to turn a few dollars, industry-wise, all by itself. Money spent by the tourist finds its way back into state coffers just as the payroll dollar. This is a resource, through undeveloped, which is valuable. The state would do well to turn its attention toward the mountains. Strong Presidents Felt Duty Was to Direct Congress President Eisenhower has great respect for the distinctive and separate powers of Congress and the judiciary, the two branches which share with the Executive the responsibility of governing this nation. This regard is not an academic thing with the President. In his highly important relations with Congress, he believes the lawmakers should be left alone to perform their task. "We propose, and alter that it's up to thfcm," is the way he puts it. That fa how Mr. Eisenhower reads th« U. S. Constitution, He does not fear to exert leadership, as anyone can get who studies the record of his behavior. Hb simply believes that ordering Congress to pass specific legislation is none of his business. The President's interpretation of his responsibilities is not, however, the only possible one. A good many chief executives have believed that it was their duty to take a strong hand with Congress. These include Lincoln, Cleveland, Theodore Roosevelt, Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt. The idea behind their view is this: The President is the only representative in the government of the entire American people, since they elect him. By the nature of his office and the manner of his election, he is ideally suited to stand for the national interest, above the broad array of competing local and regional pressures. Conversely, the representatives and senators who make up Congress usually reflect narrower interests. Sometimes they are veritable symbols of particular viewpoints. In any event, they are always subject to tremendous pressures from their district or state or region. Left to themselves, these men inevitably battle among their fellows to achieve the goals sought by the people back home. Congress falls into factions. The result can be stalemate, or, after bitter warfare, the triumph of policies not desired by all the people. Some observers are saying today that strong presidential leadership on Capitol Hill is a necessity for these difficult times, that there can be no effective party program unless the President tries to enforce his legislative demands. They argue that many lawmakers would welcome a show of strength on this score, since it would give them excuse to resist local pressures. Mr. Eisenhower, possessing power and prestige such as few presidents have enjoyed, chooses not to use them as he might. It is a fascinating experiment in restraint. Some would say it is also a dangerous experiment. The test will be whether the national interest or the local interest triumphs in the Flatterer!" V'iews of Others Small Price To Pay The price control idea dies hard, even though exhaustive experience' no iess than enlightened economic theory has proven It to be both dangerous and Ineffective, As an example, an official of OPS predicted thnt the removal of controls will cost us at least forecast certainly hasn't been borne out — at this writing the cost-of-livlng" index is down a fraction. However, regardless of what prices do In the future, this observation from a New York Times editorial is completely valid: ". . . even If one accepts the figure of $3.000,000,000 for discussion's sake, that Is less than one per cent of our gross national product in 1952. This would hardly seem an excessive pvlce lor the greater flexibility gained through removal of controls." The Times went on to say that the forecast left out of account "such factors as-the government's savings from the removal of the need to employ price, wage and salary stabilizers, business men's gains from being freed of the necessity to maintain elaborate records, and the economy's gains from the stimulus to production felt in those fields where prices have gone or may go above former ceilings." You can pass a law authorizing a government to tell the manufacturer and retailer what he may charge for this product or that. But you can't make the manufacturer produce it, or the retailer stock It, if the price Is too low to pay expenses and return n little profit. That's why price controls are a destructive factor all the way down the line, from the biggest manufacturer to the smallest store. —The Gastonia Gazette. SO THEY SAY Without Its (UN) vigilance and painstaking effort to ease the world's political, social and economic tensions, we might already be, engulfed In, even destroyed by, World War III. — Mrs. John G. Lee, president of League of Women. Voters. * * * As the'possibility of total annihilation becomes clearer, our search and prayers for peace must ever Increase in intensity. — Atomic Energy Commissioner Thomas E. Murray. * * * The small number of women in high governmental jobs is a disgrace. It 1s a blot on the integrity of both major political parties in the country. - Hazel Palmer, vice president of National Federation of Business and Professional Women's Clubs. * * * The men died from starvation, no medical treatment, sickness and the cold. - Sgt. Robert A. Lee, Troy, Ala., repatriated POW. * * * I will not go to Panmunjom, because we want to keep this (armistice negotiations) purely i military affair. - Robert D. Murphy, retiring United States ambassador to Japan, now tempo- rar/ diplomatic adviser to den. Mark Clark. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — It's been kept quiet, but NBC shelled out another $50,000 In option money to keep Mickey Rooney in its television stable. That makes $125,000 the Mick has received from the network since he signed 0*1 the dotted line to make a pilot Aim. Mickey's now junking his first sample TV film In favor of a story series in which he will play—of all things—a pediatrician up to his neck In other people's kiddies. Peter f effort's Washington Column — Some Call Selection of Radford Blow to Air Force Supremacy Piter Edson WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Air Force supremacy enthusiasts in Washington are reeling under a triple blow. Their budget Is being cut from $16 billion to billion. Their 143 wings are being threatened with a cut to 120. And Adm. Arthur. W. Eadford of the Navy has been designated by President Eisenhower as next chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Of the three blows, the lost was felt the hardest. Pour years ago, Admiral Radford left Washington under an official cloud. He had been one of the leaders of the Nnvy's battle against the air Force and its B-36 heavy bomber program. So he was shipped off to Hawaii as command- er-ln-chlef of the Pacific, instead of being made chief of naval operations. Admiral Radford will return to Washington under the bright r,un- shlne of official approval. His criticisms of the heavy-bomber program, four and five years ago, have been in part borne out by time. He may have been more farsighted than most people gave him credit for. Testifying before congressional committees in 1949, Admiral Radford had called the B-36 a "billion- dollar blunder." He had called it 1941 airplane—obsolete before It was finished." That was the same as high treason to the Air Force and its backers in Congress. If World War III had broken out at any time in the last four years —or If It breaks out at any t' f -ne in the next year or two—Admiral Radford might have been proved wrong. The B-36 was the best airplane available at the time. Five years ago there were no jet fighters that could reach the B-36 at over 40,000 feet. Today there are. But the B-36 is still the backbone of the U. S. atomic counter-offensive, in case the U. S. is attacked. If no new war develops in the next few years, however, the B-3G may live out its usefulness without ever having gone to war. What has happened to make this so is that the efficiency of the atomic bomb has been greatly increased, and its size reduced. It Is no longer necessary to have a B-3G or a B-29 to carry an A- bomb. It can be carried in a plane as small as an F-84-G Thunderjet. All this is a matter of hindsight now. Perhaps Admiral Radford saw It coming, perhaps he did not. If he had been able to stop production of the B-36, it would have been a calculated risk. It might be that the mere existence of the B-36 was enough to keep Russia from starting World War III, over the last five years. In one other respect, Admiral Radford may have to revise his ideas of 1948 and 1849. Then he called the planned retaliatory atomic blitz a "fallacious concept." Today the Eisenhower administration defense thinking seems to follow the line that because the U. S. has an even greater atomic potential than four or five years ago, all the armed services can oe cut back in the Interests of economy. What Admiral Radford's views on this subject are today he has not yet had an opportunity to say publicly. There is no doubt that will, for he Is a plain-spoken seadog. Some of the Air Force fears ol seeing Admiral Radford made chairman of the Joint Chiefs may be exaggereated. His leadership of years ago was not so much against the Navy's "0.23" fight of five the Air Force Itself as it was against the effort to reduce naval air to a minimum. One other objection to making Admiral Radford chairman of the JCS was that most of his experience has been In the Pacific. That point Is overcome now by designation of Adm. Robert B. Carney as the new chief of naval operations. Admiral Carney's postwar exper ience has been In the Atlantic. AS North Atlantic Treaty Organization commander for Southern Europe, Admiral Carney served under General Eisenhower when he was NATO supreme commander. Naming Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway as Army chief of staff brings to the Pentagon a fighting soldier with plenty of experience in both Europe and Asia. With Gen. Nathan F. Twining— a fighter pilot rather than a heavy- bomber man—already designnted as Air Force chief of staff, the new Pentagon team will have a complete reorientation away from World War n experience. It will look more towards the new weapons and the new world conditions. The new JCS team will be brought to Washington ahead of the beginning of their terms, so that they will have plenty of time to ;ake over from Generals Bradley and Collins and Admiral Fechtelef. General Twining is already on the job. As Secretary of Defense C. E. Wilson said in commenting on the jig shakeup, "We're going to do ;his in a high-class way." the Doctor Says— Bj EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written (or NEA Service ' Some time ago T. W. asked for a discussion of "autonomlc unbalance." He wrote, "This is what I have been told I have after having been chronically ill lor 25 years. I am 40 now. "My symptoms are numerous: extreme thinness and inability to gain Weight, frequent and violent digestive upsets with vomiting, excessive sweating during warm weather and coldness and trembling during cold weather, lack of body equilibrium, asthma, pronounced neurotic tendencies and nervousness." This description fits a common disorder which Is also sometimes called neurocirculatory asthenia, anxiety neurosis, effort syndrome, neurasthenia, and other labels. It Is thought to occur to a greater or lesser degree In about one person out of 20. Although it possesses all these rather alarming names, it Is probably not correct to speak of It as a disease. In addition to the uncomfortable symptoms mentioned by Mr. W., persons who fall in this category also frequently complain of one or more of the following symptoms: pounding of the heart, easy tiredness, breathlessness. chest pains, si,;hing, dizziness, faintness, apprehension, headache, weakness, difficulty In sleeping—and a whole ist of others. About tnree years ago an extremely Interesting study of a rather larfe group of patients who had had such complaints was conducted some 20 years after the diagnosis had been originally made. The results of this survey were most encouraging. U was found, for out thing) tb»t of patients than would be expected in a similar group of the same ages. In other words, they seem to have a better chance of living than If they did not have these annoying symptoms. Another Interesting finding was that while these symptoms are supposed to be signs of exaggerated anxiety, the patients were not particularly likely to get other diseases which are supposed to be brought on, at least partially, by worry and fear; such as ulcers of the stomach, asthma, and high blood pressure. LITTLE DISABILITY It was also concluded from this study that this group of patients was suffering from a chronic disorder which did not interfere seriously with work, social or family life. Twelve out of 100 recovered; 35 out of 100 had symptoms, but no disability; 38 out of 100 had symptoms with mild disability, and only 15 of 100 had symptoms with moderate or severe interference with Hir work or living conditions. With such relatively favorable conclusions concerning the effects, or rather lack of them, from this disorder. It seems safe to conclude that most of those who have these unpleasant symptoms should cease to worry unduly and try lo learn to live with their allmenls, giving them no more attention than they can help. A "FARMER AND CATTLE MAN" has announced for County Judge In » neighboring county. He probably nrods the salary. — Ellza- bethtown iKy.) Newt. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Here's Example Of Good Playing By OSWALD 'JACOB* Written for NBA Service When the Canadian-American Tournament starts tomorrow In Rochester, N.Y., a host of experts from both countries will be on hand. Today's hand shows "Shorty" Sheardown, one of Canada's finest bridge players, at his very best in A bigger heartache story than any he's told on "Dragnet" Is the current separation of Jack Webb and Julie London. Beautiful Julie, mother of Jack's two daughters, hasn't seen the TV star since he walked out of their mansion one morning—Dum, Da, Dum Dum— and sent word by her mother the same evening that he would never return to his family hearth. Other day Webb asked his mother-in-law to tell Julie that he wanted her to get a divorce immediately. It's a bitter cup of tea for Julie, who shared a cramped apartment with Webb before the caviar days. An eastern newspaper is writing a story, "Why Is Lucy Slipping?" After checking the ratings of "I Love Lucy,' 'the story should be retitled, "Why Is Lucy Slipping Uphill?" MAIL BABT FOR EVE EVE ARDEN^and hubby Brooks West are adopting a baby when "Our Miss Brooks" goes off the air for the summer. Eve's telling It: "We're expectng a baby — by hand, suspected that East might hold all five of the missing trumps, but decided to find out by leading the queen of hearts from dummy. This held the trick, and declarer felt a bit relieved to discover that West followed suit. South continued by leading a low trump from dummy, finessing the jack from his hand. West discarded a spade, and It was now clear (as declarer had suspected) that East was sure to get a trump trick. The contract was not In the slightest danger, so Sheardown looked for a way to win an overtrick or two. After some thought, he rejected the idea of discarding all o'f his spades on dummy's high clubs. Instead, he led his low spade from his hand toward's dummy's jack. West didn't suspect that South was leading away from both the king and queen of spades. Hence West played low, exactly as Sheardown had expected, and dummy's jack won the trick, Having stolen one spade trick, declarer could afford to discard the rest of his spades on high clubs, and then he continued with dummy's last club in order to discard a diamond. Declarer continued by ruffing one of dummy's low spades, led a diamond from his hand In order :o finesse dummy's jack, and then laid down dummy's ace of diamonds. East ruffed, as expected, but now lad only the king of trump and two clubs left In his hand. If he ed the trump, South could win with the ace, cash the king of diamonds, and ruff his last diamond in dummy. If East returned a club. South could discard a diamond and let dummy ruff at once; and dummy could return a trump to South's ice, after which South would take ,he last trick with the king of diamonds. In either case South was sure of two overtricks and a top score. mall order catalog." Marc Daniels, 5 the director of many big live TV shows in New York a couple of years ago, Is predicting that eventually "all of, the Important TV programs wifiB be on film because of the superior quality." Now directing Joan Davis' "I Married Joan" film series. Marc tried to bring movie technique to live TV in New York two years ago via the important close-up. Still wincing about his futile efforts, he told me: "No one could see It. They said close-ups weren't necessary In TV, that they made the action too Jumpy. Most of the New York producers and directors still don't realize the importance of reactions in close-ups. Even if they do, live TV doesn't have time to cut one camera to a person's face." Mary Martin will uncork that new operatic voice she developed in England in a duet with Ezio Pinza on the airwaves this summer. . .Paulette Goddard, once a finger-snapping movie queen, has them gulping at Columbia with her cooperation in "Charge of ths Lancers." Even when her name doesn't appear on the call sheet, Paulette shows up on the set witt-, an lsn't-there-something-I - can-do&v^ spirit. Peggy Lee, who wrote the music and lyrics of her new record hit. "Who's Gonna Pay the Check?" wires: "My son is -positively not ln- ipired by the legal battle between Marlon Davles and Charlie Morrison over the Johnny Ray party." Steve Cochran and Betty DeNoon, who just divorced sterling Hayden, are dating at the quieter places . . . The Monica Lewis-Liam O'Brien marriage is near. Monica's been houseguesting with Edmond O'Brien and Olga San Juan, her future in-laws. They're telling about the screenplay writer who submitted a script to 20th Century-Fox for the studio's new big-screen Cinemascope and got back a rejection slip that said: "Sorry, no scope." 75 Years Ago In fifytheviHt— Wallace Witmer of Memphis was the guest speaker at the weekly luncheon meeting of the Rotary Club at the Hotel Noble. The subject of his talk was "Advertising". <J The Red Razzos of the high school elected Garrard Caudill their president for the 1938-39 year at their regular club meeting. It was also announced that Jerry Cohen has been elected president of the National Honor Society for the year 1938-39.. Prices listed at the Piggly Wiggiy store this week Included beef roast (fancy K. C.) at 20c a pound, potatoes (new or old) ten pounds for 17c, sugar (Domino) ten poundi for 51c. The war between canasta- ^ playing husbands and bridge- ^^ playing wives has been settled here. They play bridge. Songs and Singers Answer to Previous Puzzle WEST NOKtH A J73 VQ1042 « A J *AKQJ EAST * A 10 361 * 84 • QI098J «7 + 7S +1085-132 SOUTH (D) AKQ5 VAJ53 • K«S42 * S North-South vul. South Wat Nwth Emit IV I * 2 * PUSS 2 * Double Ht-dbl. 2 * Pass Puss 49 Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— * 7 a recent Canadian-American Tournament. The East-West bidding is almost Incredible, It must be admitted, but Sheardown certainly took full advantage of the opportunity given to him. West opened the seven of clubs, nnd dummy won with the ace. Sheardown, playing tht »outh HORIZONTAL 1 Singer Perry 8 "Old Kentucky B "Sweet as apple cider" 12 Java poison 13 Persia 14 Flap 15 Scottish plaids 17 Direction (ab.) 18 More furtive 19 Not taking sides 21 Pealed 23 Age 24 Metal-bearing rock 27 Existed 29 Upon 32 Not wholesale 34 Stimulate 38 Beast 37 French dialect 38 Weaving machine 39 Measure ot time 41 Noncommissioned officer (ab.) 42 Vegas, Nevada 44 Continent 46 More t pant ' 49 Herb i S3 Make lac* edging 34 Diary keepers S6 Individual 47 Falsified 58 Legal claim it Donkey 60 Icelandic ia|a II lUUaa «il/ VERTICAL 1 Slices 2 Precious stont 3 " is » grand old name" 4 Canadian doctor 5 Popular song 6 Citrus Iruit 7 Horse's neck hairs 8 Follow 9 Repetition 10 Charles Gibson 11 Brother of Cain (Bib.) 16 Asian peninsula 20 Pamphlet 22 "My darling Gray" 24 Spoken 25 Nevada city 26 Blanches 28 Philippine palms 30 Of the ear 31 Mexican coin 33 Trans-Jordan capital 35 Of the nostril 40 Merited 43 Not fresh 45 Senile 46 Greek porch 47 Containers 48 Girl's name 50 Egyptian goddess 51 Let it stand 52 Hireling 55 New Zealand lake

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