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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 12, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 12,1955 TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS not COURIER Him oo. H. W. HAINB6, Publisher •AMY A. HAINBS, Editor, AailsUnt Pabllalxr PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bob National AdTertteliK RepresentatiTe»: WaUtea Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detrott, Atlanta, Memphta. entered as second cla» matter at the post- •ffic* at BlythcrUle, Arkaniai, under act ot Con- irw, October t. I«17. Member of Tt» Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •j carrier in the city of Blyheville or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained, 3Se per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, 16.50 per year 13 50 for sir months, $2.00 for three monthts; by mall outside 50 mile tone, $12.50 per year payable In idTance. MEDITATIONS In all their affliction he wa« afflicted, and the l of his presence saved them: In his love and in Mi pity he redeemed them-, and he bare them, and carried them all the days of old.Isiaiah 63:9. * * f The Lord gets his best soldiers out of the highlands of affliction.—Spurgeon. BARBS The white race Is settins fewer and fewer, says a R-riter, but what would we do without autos and airplane*. * # * Sometimes we feel very favorable to heavy tnows. They stop careless drivers from going slaying. * * * If the younff and the old could change places they'd still wish they were the opposite. * * * This is the season of the year when the average family budget might just as well be tossed out the window—till after Christmas. * * V An Ohio man was pinched for blowing his horn for more than twenty minutes. Dates should be ready when a guy calls. Is Inflation the Villain? Some sage economist say that the danger in this age is no longer a catastrophic depression like that of the 1930's. They say it's inflation instead. And there is concern that it is returning for another visit. , We had a long postwar siege of it which finally tapered of in 1951. From then until now, conditions have been relatively stable. But a good many business factors suggest the days of the "even keel" may be passing. For one thing, a new wage-price upward spiral appears to be in motion. Eecent labor contracts have produced pay raises that are being reflected in higher costs of materials and finished products. To add to the price pressure, demand for such staples as steel is extremely heavy. Shortages are developing, and in the rush for limited supplies prices are moving still higher. Whereas the big talk in 1954 was of unemployment, today shortages of skilled workers are becoming a worrisome matter. A. tight labor market is bound to increase prospects for further wage hikes. What all this comes to is that the United States, with certain exceptions, is producing at near-capacity and using its trained manpower to the hilt. Since it takes time to enlarge industrial capacity and develop new manpower resources, this situation cannot thus be eased quickly. The only adequate checks on these inflationary pressures, therefore, are those which can be placed on credit. The government has shown its awareness of the problem. Recently the Federal Reserve Board, keystone of the American banking system, tightened credit again. This means other banks in the system can't lend as much money to businessmen, corporations, state and local governments, and consumers. Agitation continues, too, for some kind of curbs on the nation's installment buying, which is mounting steadily to record heights. Thus far, however, there is no sign of early federal action in this field. Yet if the effort to curb the money supply through the banks fall short of halting the inflationary trend, then a lid on installment purchases may be a necessary next step. Somehow, the demand for men and materials must be brought into better balance with available supplies. If it is not the result could be costly to all of us. Truth's Chains Broken For more than four years the strong, clear voice of one of the world's great fret newspaper* has gone unheard, and in it« place th« tinny, hollow tones of the petty dictator have sounded. But this unhappy silence is over now and La Prensa, a fabled institution in Buenos Aires, is by decreee of the new Argentine government back once more in the hands of its courageous publisher, Alberto Gainza Paz. Argentina's deposed dictator, Juan Peron, seied La Prensa because he could not feel secure in his minor league tyranny so long as it was free to speak the truth. Most newspapers which suffer such a fate never are restored to their old-time influence. In this instance, however, we may hope for better things. Ginza Paz has lived for this moment, and is dedicated to making La Prensa once again the ringing voice of liberty, a rallying point for free men everywhere. When freedom regains so firm a champion, it is a truimph equal in meaning to the making of alliances and the devising of new defenses. For truth is always liberty's greatest weapon, and the free world can ill spare a newspaper like La Prensa whose proven record is that of a leader in the quest for truth. VIEWS OF OTHERS Overdoing It The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a crusading organization with an understandable purpose. But sometimes it goes overboard in its insistence that any mention of the Negro people as such is discriminatory. The two examples serve to show our point. In New York the NAACP protested because a welfare form for children who needed foster homes carried the query "race?" And in Texas, when a fair announced Negro Achievement Day, the NCAAP protested that this emphasized discrimination. And yet does the NCAAP think there is something disgraceful about being a Negro. It is obvious that a child needing a foster home would be happier with people of his own color and religion at an age when more conflict is definitely what he does need the least. And a Negro Achievement Day should be no more discriminatory than th* dances advertised on the Menominee reservation as Indian or the "country days" recognized in some communities. In our efforts to get equality we are apt to overlook that many people reach their potentialities by actively being members of a particular race, religion, sex or coloring. Women should have equality with men but they should not be treated as identical. The overzealbus who would make unlawful such ads as "Wanted: Swedish pastry cook" or "Catholic housekeeper" forget that being a man _or a Methodist or a redhead may have personal advantages to some and there is no reason why such advantage should not be used. A people of any race or national background should be proud of their traditions. It was not too long ago that eastern taverns caried "No Irish Allowed" signs and yet to be called a Mick today Is no insult. When a people feel inferior, nicknames such as Sheeny, Polack or Dutchle may sting; but the way out is not to try to erase one's background by refusing to mention that It exists. A Negro should be no more ashamed that his ancestors came to America in the hold of a slave ship than most of the rest of us are that our grandparents arrived steerage, poor and hungry. The strides of the Negro people have been tremendous; let them take pride in their color with the knowledge that a dark skin is no better or worse than a white one, but it is different.—Green Bay iWIs.) Press-Gazette. 'Possum Hunting Is Right Distressing Well, it was all very simple. The hollering in the woods off Starita Rd. Satin-day night came from a 'possum hunter. The resident who called County Police had "never heard of 'possum hunting and thought the man was in distress," officers said. Closing the case was as easy as shutting a milkman's eye at midnight. The lesson—that a 'possum hunter hollering in the woods Is not in dLstivs. or that one and one is two—is obvious. Bui, somehow it eludes us. We would agree that a fmv casual bellows wouldn't mean the hunter was in danger, but distress is another term and one that might very well fit the circumstances of a hollering 'possum hunter. What was he hollering about? If he wasn't shouting just for the hell of It—and no one IB supposed to feel that good anymore -— what was the occasion? Did his dogs take off on a rabbit track? Did he full into a creek? Had he lost the warmth he had bottled and brought along against the midnight, cold? Was the 'possum up a tree he couldn't get to or was it a tree so wrapped in vines that every time he shook the tree the 'possum fell from one foothold to another? Or even worse, had he lost his flashlight and missed the .sight of a pack of hungry hounds pawing the 'possum's tree? Any of these things would be sufficient to pain a 'possum hunter and If we hear one hollering we'll figure he is In distress, although, we'll agree, not the kind the police can do anything about.— Charlotte (N.C.) News. SO THEY SAY That is a mistake. A man who takes all hl« pay home is a fool. He should have some for himself. Life would be pretty dreary for the average man unless he could have a drink now and then. —Judge Luigl de Pnsqunlc, a teetotaler, of Providence, R.I., frees man on common drunkard charge. Getting Too Big for His Father's Britches Peter fdson's Washington Column — USDA Sees Farmers Trapped In Tight Squeeze Beyond 1956 By PETER EDSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA)— The famous "cost-price squeeze" which has been pinching the farmers progressively since the 1951 peak, will continue in 1956 and beyond. This is the official opinion of the Department of Agriculture's Annual Outlook Conference, just con eluded in Washington. Farm prices dropped seven per cent November, 1954, to November, 1955. In the two previous years the drop was about five per cent. Since 1951, net farm income has dropped an average of a oil- lion dollars a year. The experts predict that the supply of farm products may increase by another 10 per cent over the next five years. This is expected to depress farm prices further. But the drop next year may not be as great as in the two years past. It wasn't the function of the Outlook Conference to come up with any remedies. But nearly everybody else has his pet solution. Even Carmine G. DeSapio, the Tammany Hall farmer from the sidewalks of New York, now criticizes the GOP for not having a good iarm program. Most congressmen are coining back to Washington with pet farm bills. Rep. Phil Weaver (R-Neb) for instance, proposes the government subsidize the prices of things farmers buy, so as to bring the parity ratio up to 100. The parity ratio is now at 81. The National Grange has just met in Cleveland and come up with its plan for larger soil conservation payments. National Farm Bureau Federation meets in Chicago, Dec. 11. It can be counted on to produce voluminous resolutions. But for a really massive assault on this issue, top prize must go to a 600-page book just put out by Twentieth Century Fund. Its title is "Can We Solve the Farm Problem?" A brief boil-down of its 250,000 words would seem to be, "No we can't." If this book were thrown at a congressman interested in solving the farm problem, and it hit him, he'd drop dead. The research report does turn up the startling statistic that from 1932 through 1955, the U.S. government has spent over $20 billion on farm aid programs. In the period, American agriculture fed and clothed two wars. But the net result today is S7 billion dollars worth of supluses and a depressed farm economy. In somehwat general terms, the experts who made this study come up with a few broad recommen- the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service Every once in a while one still hears of a youngster who suffers from rickets — or a grownup who had It as a child. It is principally of importance to children since it can be prevented in youth and not too much can be done about it in later years. Rickets is a disorder which causes softening of the bones in growing children. It can affect dogs and other animals as well. It results from a vitamin deficiency,, Vitamin D. | It is of most importance in north-1 em climates In which the winters are long and sunlight scanty, since normally sunlight acts on the skin to produce this vitamin so that the body receives a sufficient supply of it Perhaps the first physician to describe rickets was an Englishman named Daniel Whistler. He was born in 1619, and attenrtei Oxford where he was given the degree of Doctor of Physics in 1647. He was a friend of Samuel Pepys, whose well-known diary mentions him on several occasions. In describing rickets, Whistler mentioned the knotty swellings which grew on the sides of the chest. "The whole bony system," he said, "is :n truth flexible like wax that is rather liquid so that the flabby and toneless legs scarce' ly sustain the weight of the superimposed body." The teeth, ht pointed out, are cut too late and with excessive trouble, and often when cut they decay. He mentioned the narrow chest and prominence of the breast bone, as well its several of the other symptoms of advanced rickets. The name of {mother Englishman, Francis Glfsson, born in 1597, Is also associated with the eatly description of rickets. His story, jubllshed somewhat after that of Whistler's, mentioned the softness of the bones and other signs. 'A kind of slothfulness and numbness doth Invnde the joints presently after the beginning of' ,he disease," he said, "and little >y little is increased so thnt dally (hey are more and more averse from motion. The younger children who are carried about in their nurses' arms, when they are delighted and pleased with anything do not laugh so heartily, neither do they stir themselves with so much vigor." Neither Whistler nor Glisson, 01 course, knew the cause of rickets or how to prevent it. Now, fortunately, we know that cod liver oil or other sources of Vitamin D can prevent the appearance of this formerly widespread and disabling cause of illness in children. Children who are exposed to enough sunlight make their own supply of vitamin D and, of course, do not need extras. In the long winter months of short sunshine Vitamin D often needs to be added to prevent rickets. dations. Murray R. Benedict, profressor of agricultural economics at University of California, was in charge. His work was then reviewed by the Twentieth Century Fund's policy committee, headed by Jesse W. Tapp, board chairman of Bank of America. Some conclusions: "Farmers will eventually find it necessary to adjust their output to amounts the market will absorb at prices they are willing to accept . . . "Government accumulation of stocks . . . cannot be continued very long." The policy :ommittee therefore recommends a lowering of price support levels. Now this is interesting, but maybe not for the reasons the distinguished panel of economists thought It was. The Twentieth Century Fund was established by the late Edward A. Filene, Boston merchant and a leading liberal. The fund's board of trustees today includes such liberals as Adolf A. Berle, Francis Blddle, Bruce Bliven, Ben Cohen, David Lilienthal, Robert Oppenheimer and Charles P. Taft. When men'of this stripe can support a research project which concludes there's something wrong with high, rigid price supports— even if they take 600 pages to say it — maybe that's progress. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Suit Signal Sets South WHILE MEMBERS of Congress are wrestling with "conflict of interest" problems involving a few government officials, they ignore the fact that what the MCs do often conflicts with the interests of the American people. — New Orleans States. MOST OF US really don't exoec.t something for nothing — but it'd be nice to know how to live within what we have. — Laurel (Miss ) Leader-Call. By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Today's hand, illustrating the suit preference signal, is taken from the National Tournamen held last August in Chicago. Even though hundreds of experts com peted in this tournament, very fw saw the correct defensive play. At one table Harry Fishbein, wel: known New York expert, opened th ace of clubs with the intention LITTLE LIZ A lot of blondes ore o cross tween a brunette and a drug store NORTH 410 VJ10762 WEST 487542 AJ854 EAST 4A.I963 « 8763 4AK South IV 4V • 95 + Q1072 SOUTH (D) *KQ VAKQ4 * AQ104 A963 North-South vul. West North Eut Pass 2 V Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—+ A of continuing with the king of clubs and then getting to his partner's hand for a club ruff. This, while'an excellent lie:., was not quite as easy as It looked. Bill Root of Miami played'the! deuce of clubs from the East handi on the first trick. When hla partner nevertheless continued with the] king ol clubs, Root stopped to think. It was clear that West had started with the doubleton ace- king of clubs. Otherwise, Fishbein would have led the king of clubs first and the ace of clubs next. It was equally clear to Root that It wns up to him to win the third! trick la order to lead another club I Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA StaJf Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — INEA) — Hollywood and Grapevine: It's a "Nope" from Mr. Yup on whether he's joining Hollywood's million- dollar lawsuit rush against Confidential Magazine. Latest moyietown victim'e 01 the smut mag. Gary Cooper told me between scenes of "The Friendly Persuasion": "So you sue 'em' and it takes years to get into court. Leave 'em alone and it's forgotten. People have forgotten it already." Diana Dors, the British Venus who la & carbon-copy of Marilyn Monroe, gets her chance at serious film drama before Miss Wiggle Hips. Diana was chosen over Vivien Leigh or Olivia de Havilland to play the murderess In a new British film, "Yield to the Nigh;." Script of ''Zar'ak Khan," Anita Ekberg's new movie with Vic Mature, describes her costume this way: "The impression she gives, except for.her transparent, swirling skirt, is of nudity." Even in her street clothes around Hollywood Anita gives that impression. THE SOUND OF clicking steel balls is haunting Humphrey (Captain Queeg) Bogart — and Prank Sinatra's taking bows for the best practical joke of the year. While Bogart was in New York filming scenes for ' 'The Harder They Pall," Sinatra boarded the star's yacht, the Santana, with a bushel of steel balls. He planted them in every conceivable drawer, nook and cranny and now Bogart's wild-eyed. The sound of clicking balls accompanies every roll of the boat and no matter how many Bogart finds he just can't seem to locate all of them. ANTHONT QUINN will outpain Jose Ferrer's walking-on-his-knees stunt as Touluse Lautrec in "Moulin Rouge." He'll play Quasimodo In "The Hunchb-ck of Notre Dame" remake on his knees a la Jose but with a 40-pound mold strapped on his back. Ray Jones, U-I's famous portrait photographer, is quoted in Carl Bakal's new book, "How to Shoot for Glamor": "You can't stop and ask movie stars how they want their picture! taken. As in photographing: babies, you have to Have the patience to wait until they are just right before taking the picture." THE WITXKT: A Starlet dropped into fur designer Al Teitelbaum's salon and informed a saleslady her wealthy boy friend was going to buy her a mink stole. "Your best girl friend WHS in this morning and told us the good news," said the saleslady. "Oh," screamed the starlet, "that STOLE pigeon." NOT IN THE SCRIPT: "She's A girl of dress distinction. She doesn't show anything very distinctly." This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: None of the -jazz ditties in Jack Webb's "Pete Kelly's Blues" made the hit parade league. But the "Cry Me a River" platter recorded by Jack's ex-wife, Julie London, is going big on vhe juke boxes. Arthur Hamilton, who went to school with Julie, wrote the "Riv- • er" hit and the original tunes for Webb's picture, too. Overheard: "He's about as romantic with that toupee a? the toupee is without him," "The laugh fell off his face like a hot towel." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville for his partner to ruff. Root could see.that his ace of spades could win the third trick, but the problem was to convey this information to his partner. Root solved the problem by dropping the queen of clubs on his partner's king! The play of this unnecessarily high card indicated that Root's side entry was in a high suit rather than in a low suit. In other words, Root had his entry in spades rather than in diamonds. Fishbein naturally read the message with ease. At tbe third trick: he led a spade, and Root won with the ace. Root thereupon returned a third round of clubs for Fishbein to ruff, defeating the contract. At most tables, the East player failed to signal in this mariner. At these tables, therefore, West led a daimond at the third trick, and declarer succeeded in making ais contract. These declarers won the diamond return, drew trumps, and [ discarded dummy's losing spade! on the extra diamond. Samuel F. Norm became a member of the Lions Club at its weekly meeting at the Hotel Noble. Don Sutherland discussed "Scouting Procedures". Mrs. G. G. Caudill and Miss Cordelia Wihltte were hostesses to members of the Charlevoix chapter of the Daughter of the American Revolution at a luncheon meeting at th<s Hotel Noble. The regent, Mrs. R. C. Rose, presided over the business session. Mrs. Tom F. Martin and daughter, Virginia, and Mrs. Farris Mc- Callas spent yesterday in Memphis. Toby Ann Long daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Toby Long is 111 at her home on West Kentucky Avenue, Q—The bidding has been: Soulh West North Eisl 1 Diamond Pass 1 Heart Pass You, Soulh, hold-. 4653 »42 »AK 106 *A Q J 4 What do you do? A—Bid one no-trump. Avoid treating a minimum opening bid with only four-card suits like a real two-suiter. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is [he same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: + Q53 V42 »AK106+AQJ4 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Jury Problem Quickly Solved CHICAGO Lfl — Judge Julius J. Hoffman of .Federal Court had a full docket of cases to be settled and few jurors to hear them. He ordered marshals to buttonhole passersby when only 80 ve- niremen reported lor duty. One recruit taken before the judge said he was a French horn player and was urgently needed at a theater. The judge let him go. The problem was solved when attorneys agreed in all cases of juries of only 8 members instead of 12. A REPORTER for the Minneapolis Star has made an exhaustive study of the wham my and other radar-controlled devices for checking speed of vehicular traffic to come up with a sure-fire way to avoid being nailed by such "traps." The secret — don't speed. — High Point (N. C.) Enterprise. HIGHWAY contractors have found a way of adding white quartz to cement and making ~a dividing line that needs no repainting. Now if they could only. develop some ingredient that would keep motorists on the right side of it. — Arkansas Gazette. 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