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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 21, 1953
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PAGE IK (AWC.T COUHTKR THURSDAY, MAY 21,19SS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURDER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publiiher (AMtT A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FBEDRICKSON, Editor , D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Representatives: WaltaM Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphis. •nttred as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- crew, October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Preis SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any iuburb»n town where carrier service is maln- uined, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per rear $250 for six months, »1.25 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, S12.SO per year payable In advance. Meditations And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon ui: and establish thou the work of our btndf upon u«; yea, the work of our hands cs- UMIsh thou it. — Psalms 90:17. # # * Beautiful hands are those that do Work that is earnest, brave and true, Moment by moment the whole day through. —Ellen Allerton. Barbs Tip to the kids who always have a long argument over mowing the lawn: Cut It short. * * * Th« number of collectors of rare coins Is said to be InctMisinr. The Internal Revenue Department k full of them. * * * There itlll are some women who live In a iho« — that fits K tightly they don't know what to do. » * * Add to borinj facts: we'll soon be Into the sea- ton of tomato worms. * * * In one state there's no limit to the number of hours a woman may work — state of matrimony. Rising Awareness of Need For Industry Jogged Again The growing: awareness that Arkansas must turn further from the plow toward the factory if it is to revitalize its economy was strongly underlined again this week. Two newspaper articles appeared on the same day which reflected opposite trends — with Arkansas on the short end. One related the fact that Arkansas has lost some 33,000 in population since the 1950 census. It also pointed out that rural areas are losing population while industrialized centers are gaining. Needless to say, the need for more industries to end this exodus was cited. Nearby was a story quoting GoV. Hugh White of Mississippi as saying that state has the most favorable tax laws for industry and business of any Itate in the nation. Not only has Mississippi not increased taxes affecting business and industry, the governor said, but it has lowered income, corporation and ad valorem levies. He was, incidentally, speaking at a dinner in honor of a garment company which is planning expansion of its Gulf Coast operations. Anyone who keeps reasonably well in touch with things in the mid-south already knows that Mississippi some time ago scooped up the industrial ball and is still running hard with it. That state not only has adapted its tax structure to give industry a break but its cities may vote bond issues to finance purchase of industrial sites and erection of buildings. Arkansans defeated a similar proposal last year, Mississippi's progress is putting Arkansas in somewhat of an embarrassing position. It wans't long ago that a favorite Arkansas rationalization for the state's ranking of 47th in nearly every field was "Thank God for Mississippi — it keeps Arkansas off the bottom of the list." It won't be long now before Mississippians are offering that same prayer ' of thanksgiving — for Arkansas. No Shrinking Violets For a couple of decades the fellows in Congress have been yelping loudly about the government's use of "propaganda" to perpetuate itself in power. They mean, of course, the practice of grinding out news releases and making endless speeches to put across the administration viewpoint. The danger is real. Any government has at its disposal vast machinery for keeping itself in a strong position before the public. And its control over important sources of information makes it extremely hard to get a balanced picture of administrative operations and motives. But the lawmakers who serve as one check on the Executive branch don't exactly shrink from publicizing their own activities. A survey shows many send out "news-letters" to constituents or local newspapers from one. to four limes a month. The paper and envelopes for these come from their $800 stationery allowance (per member each year). The busy lawmakers also make 1000 radio recordings a week, for home use, at t h e capitol studio, not to mention 10 TV films each week. They spend about $14,000 a week on radio and TV (their own money). If you could monitor some of these presentations, you'd probably hear quite a bit about how government people talk too much. Readers Views To the Editor: Your recent editorial dealing with parking in alleys in the business district and double parking for loading and other purposes doesn't seem to have received much consideration, or brought about any Improvement In the situation. Monday afternoon (at live thirty), I had occasion to drive through the alley between Main and Walnut in the block between the Frisco and Broadway. By taking it very easy, I got by one beer truck, one electric supply truck, one service truck and four cars. Of course, I could have gone around Walnut and missed all this parking. I wondered what would be the score should it have been necessary for a fire truck to have gone into that area. Around the Post Office, over-night parkers had every parking space at eight o'clock and several were parked around the corner on Walnut — one, In fact, parked across the sidewalk space at the Post Office corner of Walnut and Broadway. Earlier In the day, traffic was jammed in the block on Ash between Broadway and Fifth Streets by beer and bread trucks parked along the sidewalk while unloading. It is a comm'on practice In that area for a person to have to wait for two or three light changes before they can get through that block, Anyone who la familiar with conditions in Blytheville can very readily appreciate the difficulties encountered in handling the large number oi vehicles which use onr streets and alleys, and realizes that It is probably existent In most communities today. We realize that we Have to make the best of a bad condition existing by reason of shortage of parking areas — BUT, doing away with the prevalent and Increasing disregard of established parking and traffic regulations would most certainly improve this situation. In this same connection, some elimination of left turns on Main Street woull probably speed up the traffic flow In down town Blythevtlle as much as 50 per cent. Why not make the suggestion that consideration be given to this, as well as the suggestions contained in your recent editorial? Constant Reader. Views of Others A Foreign Language In Grade School? • In Des Molnes an experiment In the elementary schools will be started next fall. French and Spanish will be taught in a few schools and extended if the teaching proves successful. In Green Bay foreign languages are taught in all the high schools. De Fere has recently con_ ducted a survey to ascertain whether there Is sufficient interest to begin teaching a modern foreign, language. But if the purpose of the courses Is to teach the speaking of another language, careful attention should be paid to this experiment at the elementary schoo^ level. Years ago, the value of French, German, Latin nnd Greek was mainly for reading. Few people expected to visit foreign countries; fewer still But it is very apparent now that the situation is.changed. At least a short stay in another country is more likely to be the rule than the exception from now on. There nre more and more positions open to those who speak at least one other language besides English. The exchange student plan afc present sends foreign students over here for the school year, but Americans can stay in another. country only during vacation lime primarily because they are not able to get across the language barrier. In many other countries another language or more than one is required at'the grade school level. Many educators feel that a child of eight or nine is more able to learn speaking knowledge of another language than a high school age student. At least one Wisconsin private school starts French In kindergarten. Educators who follow the.traditional ideas of teaching and those who are more inclined to the pragmatic should both,,be Interested In early instruction in foreign languages. —Green Bay Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY If they had given us better food und medical care, 1600 to 1800 men who died In our camp would be alive today. — Cpl. Wendell H. Treffery, of Tcr- ryvllle, Conn., repatriated POWV But Has the Lion Read the Script? Peter ft/son's Washington Co/urn AF Goes Ahead on Atomic Engine; Morses Endurance Explained Peter Edson WASHINGTON ^-(NEA)— U. S. Air Force is going ahead with its project to develop an atomic-powered aircraft engine, in spite of reports that this program would be stopped by a p p r opriation cuts In the def e n s e - budget. The contract for the atomic aviation project has been let to General Electric and the company has been given assurances there will be no cancellation or cutback on the work. The chief advantage of an atomic engine is that it uould give aircraft a tremendous range, without refuelng. The fate of the project to develop an Rtomc-powered aircraft carrier is still in doubt. An atomic engine In a carrier would also give greater range through reduced fuel-carrying capacity. Because of limita- ,ions on hull design, however, there is some question on whether an atomic engine would give a carrier greater speed. Senator Exhaled "Poisons" Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon has jeen getting a number of letters "rom dpctors, asking him how it was physically possible for him to stand on his feet and spetik continuously for over 22 hours. Did he take drugs? And if so, what drugs? Senator Morse is writing back .0 all these medical men that he took no drugs and had no trick devices to sustain ,him. His nourishment during the long speech was three glasses of water, four cups of bouillon, three cups of orange Juice, three cups of coffee and nine cups of tea. Dr. George W. Calver, the veteran capital physician who was watching Senator Morse during his long speech against the tidelands bill, and who has watched former Senators Huey Long of Louisiana and Bob LaPollette, Jr., in their marathon filibusters, says there's a natural explanation for this phenomenon. While a man Is speaking, he Is exhaling through his breath the body poisons which are normally eliminated in other ways. That's what enables him to keep going_ without a break. Senator Morse says that he could have talked for another couple of hours without strain. As a matter of fact, after he finished speaking, he held a press conference and walked back to his office, before he lay down. Bureaucrats Ride Streetcars Housing Administrator Albert M. Cole, former Kansas congressman, is finding out the hard way that the life of a bureaucrat isn't as simple and lush as a lot of critics on Capitol Hill like to make out. In New York the other day, Mr. Cole took a taxi from his hotel to a housing conference. The fare was 50 cents, plus tip. Back in Washington, Administrator Cole filed his expense account, itemizing the taxi fare. Back came a letter from auditors of General Account- ing Office. They demanded that he prove it was more feasible to take a taxicab than to go by streetcar, before they would reimburse him. RIF's Chain Letters Any government employe who Is being liquidated out of his job through various executive department and congressional economy 1 drives is becoming known as a "RIF-" The initials come from what is known as the Reduction in Force program. This program is having one curious repercussion. As soon as a government employe is notified that he is being fired, he writes his congressman. The congressman then forwards the letter of complaint to the head of the agency doing the firing, asking how come? The head of the agency then notifies the congressman that by act of Congres, the appropriation for the agency is being cut, and it is necessary to reduce the working force. The congressman then writes back to his constituent, saying in : effect that of course it shouldn't i be necessary for the agency head to fire a good and faithful public servant like him. Somebody else j should be fired, of course, but the congressman has little influence over these dictatorial bureacrats. j And that completes the daisy I chain. Life's Embarrassing- Moments Secretary of Interior Douglas j McKay was reading a long-winded statement to the House Ways and Means Committee, in support of ' See EDSON on Page 12 i the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Today's first question describes a symptom which is unusual. Q—When I walk around a block, my hips ache. I rest and In a minute the pain disappears, but reoccurs in another block. What could cause this? W. N. D. A—Except for location this is ralher typical of a condition known as intermittent claudloatlon. The more common location for intermittent claudtcatlon is In the calves of the legs. The cause is a hardening of the b!u>d vessels, with a lessening of the blood supply, so that after a lit'lc exertion the tissues do not receive enough blood, start to hurt, and then, following rest, get better. Whether the condition of which Mr. D. complains Is the same or not is, of course, guesswork, and he should be examined by his doctor. Q—I nave read that the left lu.Micle is supposed to hang somewhat lower than the right. If this is leverscd, is it natural and could it cause sterility? D. A-It Is correct that the left Is usually the heavier, because of a beller blood supply. If the reverse oc t urs, however, there is no reason why It should cause sterility. Q—Is it possible that breathing pniitt solvents, lacquer thinners or could cause trouble? F,'R. S. A—Yes. There have been extensive studies and reports on the possible hazards of chemical lacquer thlnners and other similar com- pc.unds. Exposure to these substances should be avoided if at all possible. Q—What does (ailing of the womb mean? Mrs. M. A—It means that the womb or uterus and perhaps some of the other genital organs are not held up In place as they should be. In .severe cases repair by surgery Is olten considered. Q—Is there any danger in using saccharin tablets as a sweetener Inotead of sugar? Mrs. H. F. A—This question comes up time and dine again. Scientific studies have indicated that there is no ha'-m from using saccharin tablets In reasonable quantities, even over long periods of time. ' Q—Is there such a thing as dropped kidney? Mrs. M. L. A—Sometimes the kidney is not held in place as it should be, and floats or lies lower than normajly. This is sometimes called dropped kidney. If It produces serious symptoms it can usually be remedied by an operation which attaches it closer to Us normal position. Q—Is there anything which can cause inverted nipples besides cancer? Mrs. K. A—Yes. a person can be born that way or develop with the nipples inverted. Actually, this is not nearly as Important a sign of any cancer of the breast as the finding of a lump. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Barge Right In ' To Win Game By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The Missouri Wiley Regional Tournament begins today In Wichita, Kan., nnd will attract most of the best players in the midwest. This region Is rich in experts, most of whom bid their cards with great enthusiasm but manage to play skillfully enough to make their ambitious contracts. As I write this description of the midwestern experts I think es- westn experts I think especially of J.G. Ripstra, of Wichita, who will surely welcome all the tournament players to his home town and will then sit down at the bridge table and try to talk them out of everything that isn't nailed down. Today's hand shows "Rip" at his careful best in a recent tournament. Today's hand shows "Rip" at his careful best in a recent tournament. :Some players would be satisfied NORTH (D) 21 » A32 VJ53 » AK8G 4K62 WEST EAST *K Q8 474 V 74 VKQ 108G2 « 5511 • Q J 10 . 4 4 10 t 5 4 J 7 ' '& SOUTH W *J 10985 VA9 •'74 . 4A94.3 North-South vul. North East South West 1 • IV 1 A Pass 2 4 Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 7 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — <NEA>— Close- ups and Longshots: Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, who made coast- to-coast headlines with their "te vision" bahy, are now going to play newlyweds—and there may be coast-to-coast howls from video fans. The stars go to MOM next month for a theater movie version of the book, "The Long, Long Trailer." but the studio has rewritten the plot. Instead of a mid die-aged married couple trying to get away from it all, the movie version will have Lucille and Desi playing newlyweds. Maybe rm wrong, but I believe the charm of Lucy and Desi on TV is the fact that they've been married long enough to know each other's failings. The sour notes over their business affairs have cost the Andrews Sisters $75,000 in bookings during the last three months. Unless there's a peace-plpe-smoking session soon, the act will be broken up. Van Johnson has made the big decision—he won't re-sign with MGM in the fall. His future career blueprints include movies as a freelance star, a big fling in television, nd theater personal appearances with his singing and dancing act. Franchot Tone's telling friends that Wife No. 4 will be Betsy Von Furstenberg, the socialite who once tried for a movie career. LANA'S DEFLATED DOUGH FOli reasons I'll never understand, Lena Turner "lost" $48,000,000 between the time her new movie. "Latin Lovers," was written and when it reached the screen. In the original script she was worth $85,000,000,. but the completed film establishes her bankroll as 537,000,000. General deflation In Hollywood, no doubt. Dennis Day is the victor in » :ight with his video sponsors over filming his show. The sponsor wanted it all live for next fall. Dennis held out for celluloid and ils new contract says he can go ,o film every other week. Ann Sothern's TV sponsors, beaming over her "Private Secretary" films, are looking for a new .ime slot. She's opposite "Mr. Feeders" in the east and plays to an afternoon audience in the west. The show's wallop rates a better showcase. Hedy Lamarr gels the last laugh was to lead the three of clubs 'rom his hand and play the deuce of clubs from dummy. East won with the seven of clubs much to lis amazement! East returned to hearts, and declarer ruffed the third round, only o be overruffed by West's queen. When West then led another :lub hopefully, Ripstra was in position to win with the king of clubs, draw both remaining trumps with the ace, and then cash the ace of clubs and ruff his last club vith dummy's last trump. In this vay, the contract was easily nade. The play of both black suits may seem peculiar, but it was a demonstration of sound technique. If 'Rip" had led the jack of spades or the first trump finesse, West vould have covered with the queen. If dummy won and returned a trump, West could lead a third round of trumps to prevent dummy from ruffing a club. The idea of ducking the first round of clubs was to make it possible for declarer to draw a second round of trumps, then cash lis top clubs, and finally ruff his last club with dummy's last trump. on scoffers who predicted her big yen to star in "The Story of Esther" would go unrealized. She'll play Esther in the Biblical story in England without investing a thin dime of her own money. Sally Forrest and James Craig are burning over the top billinn— way above their own names—given to newcomer Elaine Stewart by MOM In "Code Two." THROWING FAT ON FIBE A QUOTE from Orson Welles on rumors out of Europe that he will play swarthy, obese King Farouk in a flicker biography of the deposed monarch:: "People are always saying Insulting things about me, but this is going too far." Unless "The Fifth Season" closes on Broadway, Jose Ferrer will have to wait It out until Phyllis Hill finds time for a Nevada divorce. Phyllis is in the hit play and has no intention of leaving It for Jose's convenience. Rosemary Clooney will just have to wait. Gloria Swanson, still a temptress, sizzled and fumed at the Bar of Music w h e n another movie beauty enticed cowpoke actor Denver Pyle away from Gloria's table for a whole hour. "And right after Gloria and the sagebrush hero had been dancing cheek to cheek. The Garbo-Gilberting of Clifton Webb and Barbara Stanwyck in "Titanic" clicked with moviegoers, so Fox will reteam them as a business executive and his faithful spinster secretary in "Coins in the Fountain." The long-expected blowup of th» Arlene Dahl-Fernando Lamas r*. mance is near. Arlene's been Bee- Ing Raymond Hakim, whom sha dated long before Lex Barker came into her life. Lill St. Cyr, the strip queen, has only one page of dialog in "The Son of Sinbad" at RKO. But with Lili, who needs talk? — John Huston's "Richard the m" will b» the first full-length 3-D flicker to be made in London. Sir Laurence Olivier may replace Jose Ferrer as the star. Jose doesn't want to leave Hollywood — and Rosemary Clooney. 15 Years Ago In Blythevillt— Mrs. Chester Caldwell entertained 12 of her friends at a breakfast bridge yesterday when the party was served breakfast with the May Day group at the home of Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Branson. Hamilton Little of Memphis arrived yesterday to be the guest of his brother, Tom A. Little, and family. . , Spencer Alexander, who T» «m- ployed at a bank in El Paso, Texas, has arrived to spend two weeki with his family hero. © NEA, If a young man wants to es-- tablish credit and have people I regard him as hard working; and industrious, he shouldn't; shoot too good a game of pool, says Lew Cash. In West Indies Answer to Previous' Puzria with » part score on the South hand. Many experts would bid only three spades In order to give North a chance to get out from under. Rip's style is to barge right Into jame — and then find a way to make It. West opened the seven of heatts, and, Ripstra, playing the South hand, won the first trick with the ace. He then led the eight ot spades from his hand very casually, and just us casually let H ride lor a finesse. His next step HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 American- J Holding .devices 2 Standards cf perfection 3 Snare again owned isles, the Islands 7 Their capital is Charlotte 4 Artificial channel i 13 Form a notion 5Rom*nroad 14 Plant . cxudates 15 Bird dog 16 Mountain nymphs 17 Auricle 18 Wake from repose 20 Born 21 Blow with open hand 6 Fiddling emperor 7 Got up 8 Simple 9 Peer Gynt's mother 10 Climbing plants H Notch 12 S-shaped worms ,,X, e " „ • . .19 United States .' entertainer 23 Compass pom shiD ub .> 37 Oleic acid salt 22 Freebooter 24 Rotated 26 Tidings 27 Dutch city 28 Erect 30 Pastry 33 Decorated 34 Trapped 35 Craggy hill 36 Television entertainer 24 Cudgels (coll.) 25 Backbones 28 Oxidation 29 Crimson 30 Through 31 Reverential fear 32 John (Gaellc)|i < 33 Hops' kilns [35Shipworm • 38 Sea eagle 39 Symbol tor cobalt 40 Trough 42 Collection of sayings 43 Denudes 46 Earth (comb. form var.) 47 Kind of sauce 49 Masculine. , appellation 51 Everlasting (poet.) 52 Innate 53 Edit 54 Bowling v term (pi.) 38 Diner 39 Writer's mark 41 Comforts 43 Judicial bench 44 Greek lettert 45 Dog's nickname 48 Malayan pewter coin ; 50 British money of account r 2T S3

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