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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 11, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 195« THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE OOUBHR NIW8 <X>. H. W RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. RAINES, Assistant Publisher PAUL D HUMAN, AdvertUinj Manager Soli N»Uon»l Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. Memphis Entered u second class matter it the post- office it Blytheville. Ark»nsai. under act of Con- iresa, October S. Itll Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or anj luburban town where carrier service lj maintained 30c per week By mail, within a radius o! SO miles. 16 50 per year. $3.50 for six months 12 00 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone. 115 60 per vew payable In advance. The newspaper ti not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS Therefore now let it please the* to bless tt>* house of thy servant, that it may continue for ever bef>re thee: for <hou, 0 Lord God, hast spoken H: and with thy blesslnr let the houM of toy servant be blessed for ever.—II Samuel 7:29. * * * God never forsook at need Tht soul that trusted Him tadeed. — Newmark. BARBS Too many people discover that the faster you travel the sooner old age catches up with you. # * * Postmen appeared In * parade In the south and walked four miles. AH that distance and not * post card to read! # * * If you wish to bridge the home food situation this coming summer Just lead with a space. # * * An ex-fl|*ler was arrested on E worthless cheek (harp. It sounds like a knockout blow! ¥ * * Some men may buy their wives pretty things In the hope of leaving them speechless. While Congress Fiddled, Cotton Farmers Burned Partisan politics, that necessary but nevertheless, evil ingredient of democratic government, was never rnor« in vogue than during the recent Congressional hassle over the omnibus farm bill. Evidently the temptation to get in a few political pot-shots was too great for the Congressmen. Most of us thought the '56 program in regard to cotton was pretty well settled before it hit the floor in Congress. Delegates of the various cotton groups offered to go »long with Benson's program in exchange for 87 percent parity, a stepped-up export plan with a 5 million bale goal and assurances that 1957 acreage would not fall below the '56 level. The Secretary of Agriculture was amenable to this offer. Representatives of every large group representative of practically all segments of the cotton industry—from farmer to spinner—sat in on compromise negotia- • tions preparatory to the introduction of the omnibus farm bill. With the exception of the Missouri Cotton Producers Association, the cotton organizations gave their endorsement to the comprom- , ise measure. Arkansas Farm Bureau representatives in Washington — including some from this county—returned from the capital confident of a strong, workable bill which would be ready for the 1958 crop season. Both the Republican-controlled U. S. Department of Agriculture, and the Democratically-inclined farm organizations were seeing eye,-to-eye, for the most part, on that part of the bill which dealt with cotton. Both groups however, had not reckoned with-the dilatory abilities of Congress. In what was evidently an effort to embarrass the administration, Con- gressional committees began to load the bill with features clearly unacceptable to the President. Now, the calendar is telling the cotton farmer planting time is near. But the expected farm legislation is not ready and the version as presented by Senate-House conferees has a real row to hoe before it gets Presidential approval. Whatever happens, it likely will be too late to help our farmers this year. As a result of political palavering, the cotton farmer practically is left without a 1956 program and could see parity on his crop be not 87 percent or 90 percent, but a palid 75 percent. . . which is the point to which it could fall under existing legislation. VIEWS OF OTHERS Killing Frank Merriwell Under penalty of losing til state-aid funds, librarian* In all South Carolina public libraries have bten ordered "not to purchase, not to process and not to circulate" certain specified books (or children. Among those now forbidden In state-aJd libraries are; All Horatio Alger boolcs, the Bobbsey Twins ftcrles. The Wizard of Oz. Tom Swift, the Tarzan series, Five Little peppers, The Hardy Boys, The Little Colonel, Don WinsJow, Jack Armstrong, the Tom Blade series, the Lone Ranger series, the Frank MerrJwell series, the Carolyn Keene mystery series, and thousands of others by more than 150 authors, The account of the ban laid that most of the boolci Which were ordered removed "have approached ranking as classics, at least with older generations." Mofit of the books, t dare say, rank u elastics with the younger generation too. Tht writer k in hii mWdl* thirties, but most of the books mentioned bring btck nostalgic mem- orlei of many happy reading hours. A Horatio Alger story always left mt feeling that right would win out. Every hero had to overcome many handicaps, and In the beginning h« w« usually penniless. But by working hard and long and saving his money he usually ended up owning part or the business, and In some cases he went so far as to marry the boss's daughter. It was and It still Is a good American philosophy. Tom Swift, the Hardy boys, jack Armstrong, Frank Merriwell and the others taught me the importance of playing the game fair and square. They were my heroes, apart from anything else In my young life. Taking full and Role responsibility for the banning of these books Is Miss Estellene P. Walker, executive secretary of the South Carolina Library Board, In Columbia, She told a reporter that to read one of these books was a "stupefying experience" for any child. There Is no doubt that most of our present-day leaders suffer such a "stupefying experjencc" aa a youngster. And I have yet to hear one of them say that he did not. prof It by It. In this era of space ships and Davy Crockett* there IB perhaps little likelihood that the present- day generation would take the time to read the books that are now banned. Moreover, the philosophy of the youngster of today hu changed. He'd rather watch It on Ulevtson than read about it. But in spite of Miss Walker's decree, the likes of Horatio Alger and his friends will continue to live. And before It is all over, I'd venture a guess that such books will stay on the library shelves of South Carolina for a long time.—Chapel Hill (N.C.) Weekly. Barking Suggestion A fairly recent newcomer passes along a suggestion for helping the parking space hunter which aeems to be worth investigating. He says in his former hometovn, Bloomington, III., the laat parking space at each end of the block is controlled by a 15-mlnute meter while all others In the block have one-hour meters. This provides four times as much turnover In parking In Tour spots on each block as In the rest. It gives the molorist making a quick trip a better chance to get out of his car, take care of his business and be gone. It sets up spaces that are well-known for ift minutes of parking and are easy to get into and get out of.— Tallnh&isee (Fla.i Democrat. SO THEY SAY tlon In the determination to advance the cause that is right, that is moral, then it is not a party My people have won a fine victory in New President Eisenhower tells Republican Women's Hampshire and my friends have stuck by me In increasing numbers. — Sen. Estes Kefauver (D. Tenn) on his New Hampshire primary victory. Hal Boy It's Column Even Bahamas'Diving -for- Pennies Sport Has Succumbed to Inflation By HAL BOVLE NASSAU. Bahama tgi — Leaves from a sunburned notebook: Tourists arriving here by ship In the old days used to get a thrill j out of tossing pennies Into the aea and watching native diving boys retrieve them. But It has graduated Into a two bit sport today. . Several boatloads of the boys, their ebony bodies glistening in the morning sun, rowed out to meet our cruise vessel, the S.S. Nassau. One of the passengers lining the upper deck rails flipped out a penny. The boys below witched disinterestedly ai the copper coin hit the water and One of them looked up and called in tones of dignified reproach: "Please, nothing smaller than a quarter." • » • It Is difficult say what is more entertaining on a cruise—to look at the sights or watch the tourists, who make quite a spectacle of themselves. They storm ashore at the first chance, a merry mob In search of souvenirs at i bargain rate. The surest way to tell a tourist here Is by the 'fact that half an 1 hour after he hits Bay .Street, the! mah shopping thoroughfare, he] will fet wearing a II.SO Niwaul straw hat. The local residents go bare-headed. Liquor prices are about half what they are in the United States. You are allowed to return with a gallon, duty-iree. and most visitors avail thcmselve.s of the privilege. Oddly, half of them explain pointedly to the other half"It's not for me. I'm taking it back for friends." But most tourists are Infected with a strange buying fever. They will buy anything from a Mickey Mouse watch to a bolt of English doeskin—Just so they think It's a bargain. One tourist T met, weirilv trudg- inf aloni with a native basket Any Claim Jumpers for the Rumble Seat? Peter fdson'i Washington Column — New Farm Legislation Is Racing With Nations Planting Deadline By PETER EDSO N NEA Washing'ton Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The first really new U.S. farm program since 1938 now lies a-bornlng In Congress. It would be authorized In the Soil Bank Act of 1956. It has passed the Senate as Title n of this year's omnibus farm bill which Is now being considered in Senate and House Agriculture Committee conference. The form in which it will finally emerge Is still uncertain. For even after it Is signed Into law by the President, regulations must still be issued by Department of Agriculture for detailed administration find rates of payment to farmers. The Job of explaining the soil bank plan to five million American farmers in a few weeks is a tremendous undertaking. A contract must be signed with each farmer for his participation and compliance. Tills has to be done In a hurry If farmers are to receive any cash benefits before election. The soil bank is a 1.2 billion dollar program as now planned— 750 million for acreage reserve and 450 million conservation reserve. Acreage reserve Is Intended to take up to 15 per cent of n farm-. er's good land out of cash crop 1 production, so as to. reduce crop I surpluses. Conservation reserve is Intended to take more marginal. land out of crop production and' build up Its fertility in grass or trees, which the farmer will be paid ior planting. The average potential benefit fig ures at $200 to $250 a year for each farmer, but that Is said to be a misrepresentation. Some farmers will ge tnothlng. Maximum benefits will be $25,000 for acreage reserve $7,500 for conservation. Department of Agriculture experts say that as soon aa soil bank regulations are out, farmers all over he country will be sitting down at their desks for some sharp pencil work. What they will be trying to find out Is bow much cash income they will get this year by signing up for the soil bank plan. Needless to sny, Imrd-hended farmers aren't going to buy this plan unless It can be shown they will receive more cash Income from the government for taking land out of production than they would get by planting and harvesting full crops. A clebat els now going on in*Department of Agriculture over what the rates of soil bank payments should be. One Idea Is to keep payments per acre as low aa possible — to save money. The other Idea Is that the rates will have to be high enough to bring farmers at least 50 per cent and maybe 75 per cent of the support price they would get from the sale of crops planted on acreage otherwise going Into soil bank. The job of explaining all these detail! tad selling the toll bank plan to farmers will fall on the 90,000 Agriculture Stabilization and Conservation county committeemen. .. These ACS committ«m en will have to carry the working plans from regional and state meetings down to the township meetings. ACS committees or their office managers or county agents will then have to see that farmers sign contracts, check acreages withdrawn and certify payments. To help the county committeemen in this task. Department of Agriculture is already preparing instruction manuals and forms. There will be a four-page leaflet for every farmer. Larger 16-page bulletins will explain the soil bank plan in more detail. Finally, there may be question and-answer pamphlets with typical acreage plans worked out for specific crops. The printing problem alone Is enormous. AH th!5 educational program has to reach five million American farmers within' th« next few weeks. Planting has already begun In the southernmost states. The growing season is moving northward at the rate of 50 miles or so a day. Unless the new farm plan can be put into effect in early May or before, many of the benefits may be lost in the first year of soil bank: operation Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Holly wood on TV: Marlon Brando's fl ancee, Josanne Berenger, had three lines on NBC's Matlne Theater production of "Shadows and la due for more of the noon time stanzas . . . Fox will screen test Elsie Rhodes, the warbler on QAY Lombardo's show. She re minds you of Deanna Durbin with a voice to match. Elena Verdugo is mulling «igh club offers, along with TV bids now that "Meet Millie" ha» end ed. She once chirped with Xavie Cugat's band . . . Bonita Oranvil! is. the star at Frank (Firesld Theater) Wisbar's new series "Valley of Blue Mountain." He shooting all of It on his big ranc near Redding, Calif. A psychiatrist from Washlngto sounds like he's out to wreck sev eral high-rated TV shows. Worn en, he claims, are not "equipped to head the family unit. Men, he argues, should "resume* their "rightful" role as DOM o the domestic scene. Writers of TV's domestic com edles are shuddering at th thought. Imagine Bill Bendlx runnln things on "The LUe of Riley." Or Jackie Oleason taking over Man didn't "abdicate hi. re jponslbllltY" la the home, u * psychiatrist claims. Any woma will tell you be was booted cat. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Remodeling of Robinson Drug Store will be completed within a week it was announced today by S. C. Owens: owner. Mr. and Mrs, Marvin Nunn will return tomorrow from Fayetteviile vhere they have been visiting their Written for NBA Service. t/je Doctor SayS — B, EDWTO e JORDAN, M.D. By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Every once In a while, particularly when quick action is needed, certain preparations may be put ion Marvin Jr. a student at the I into the body through the veins University of Arkansas. I There are also a few medically useful agents which cannot De Mrs. E. F. Fry had a dinner party, through the vein or the teachers of Sutibury School t suen """"fin me \em ast night at her home. In addition! Some diseases the teachers. Mrs. Fry had ns| guests Mrs. E!na Armstrong. Miss Meredith Hancock, Miss Lola Nason and Miss Winnie Virpil Turner. is. oaded with knlcknacks. said: Isn't this an odd town?, I've ooked all day for a place where could buy - a package nf Life- avers. Couldn't find them any- wheres." He walked on. shaking his head —a doleful Robinson Crusoe in search of elvili/.ution. But the best bargain in Nassau to many a food love Old - isi be treated best by intravenous therapy. Various preparations containing arsenic, for example, are given In this manner for the treatment of syphlis. (Incidentally penicillin has largely replaced thx form of treatment.) Some other chemicals which are poorly absorbed or irrialing when injected into, the muscles, or under the skin may be given by vein for other conditions, particularly the tropiciil diseases. For people ho have tost a great deal of blood, a life-s a v i n g measure consists of giving blood from some other person (or a pool) into (he veins. This Is a form of j types of energy and fluid. Intravenous treatment has important uses in medicine. It can be used to give substances which cannot be absorbed into the body In any other way. We shall have the needle with us for a long time to come. LITTLl LIZ Common sense gets a lot of credit that should go to cold feet Manhattan or Boston clam ohow-i transfusion. der palp in comparison ! Nutritious substances and fluids Some two reimin^ 3 000' aiT I'rpqucntly given Intravenously pirates lumir out in the Bahamas.! I" people who have lost a great t couldn't have been the InoMhat: <i-^l of blood nnd where blood mused so many to flock hero It' irnnsfuslon Is not immediately pos- liust have been the rnnch rhow- j sibl( '- the n " lri lo?s rnn be W^V Apr ! mndr- UP by injecting water to, i which salts have been added. Dex-i ment of the P Innt - ro^c isucnri solution is a source also Shoe Firm Has Scientific Weil MILWAUKEE, Wis. tft - The plant engineer of a shoe factory says he Is convinced that cosmic rays echo in the artesian well that reaches 400 feet below the base- ™ m . ly ;i rmiMTVanv nimity. While it welcomes all: of n»ick energy which can oiinsLs. It doesn't like to see too . be Biven easily in this *•«>•. j ( nuch tourist ppidmnis exposed. Food proteins have been pre- mywhere except at the beach. | pared which can be injected "It is against Bahamian CUR-' directly into the blood stream Sclent been sUjdy.n, re- '^ yeYrs by earthquakes. Elmer E. Rexin, the engineer, sys that cosmic rays cause un- om," s:iys a polite note h:mcleci; through a vein. This has beonj U5ua j solmc js to, come from the o all vM'ors, "for ladles to no- helpful for people who have had ar on the nubile streets in tb- extremely poor nutrition for long irevlater! .sports costumes Ex- periods of time and arc unnble to remelv short shorts nnd brn ori eat or digest food in the usual tialter ensemb'cs onierl on t are not wel-i manner. well .He. thinks that as the cosmic beams bombard the earth they strike the surface of nearby Lake Michigan and travel along It to the well by way of an underground water passage connecting lake and well. The Impulses are picked up by shielded and Insulated wires dipping 150 feet below the surface of enoii' t h ns 11 is. it lias: weeks without any food taken 1 the well water and are transmitted .n d"«irc to. he f'<io<!ed hv tourists'by moulh. A protein nreo-rallor, to. a loud speaker that converts vho land lookincr n c if thrv were u-as in!"0trd. locethpr win .sucrar them Into sound. An attached refugees from > shipwreck. | and salt tolutlbns to supply other! cathod« ray oscUloscop* ihows It can also be used for nied on IV Mv^ts iin'i should (some who are unable ,to ent ade- t be worn while s^nnnin-T." r laU quantities becatise of Inter- has; fcrtiiR operation.-, or diseases. This common'onse lone much to enable N:>s?nu to! At least one case Is on record etnin It.s old world rh:trm It Is' where a patient was kept alive for G«or|r« Gotal'i TV fatter la (ml k«'i proidor rf i don, hli fa* h«HHc»p rrnn U t* 11. At a rehe«rsal for "Do You Trust Your Wife?" Edgar Btrgen and Effie Kllnker wer« Interview Ing Tom Sherbloom, Hollywood' belt-known Ice sculptor. He wa telling- Effie that his figures usu ally melt away In about 10 hours but that a statue he made of Jane Russell Wa« an exception. Jane luted It hours. "I think," ad llbbed Bergen, 'T know what was the last to go.' They mistrusted the censor—the ad lib didn't go on the show. Marilyn Monroe's r e p o r t e c Interested In a TV series basec on the experiences In Japan o Beryl Kent, former corresponden and lecturer . . . Ten Four-Star Play House telefilms will be pho tographed in Europe this summer with Charles Boyer and Dick Powell starring. David Nlven Is In London now making "The Silken Affair" for the series. "Fibber and Molly" may be come a TV series after all. The Jim Jordans are reconsidering plans they once shelved to become home-screen stars. Milton Berle bowed out of plans to co-produce "The Adventures of Sabu." . . . Next year's Academy Award telecast may be for thea ters only to escape commercial sponsorship. Jerry Lewis' crack "And now a few words about the Academy" was Hollywood's cue to do something about the Oscar problem on TV. Sarah Churchill Is Interested In becoming hostess for the telefilm version of "English Coronets," a one-time Los Angeles hit radio show penned by the late Kay Van Riper. One hundred and forty of Kay's half-hour scripts were purchased recently by Andrew Hickox for William Holden's Toluca Production company. The Loretta Ynunp Show enU sode, "The Pearl," In which she played a Japanese fisherman's wife, li pulling more fan mall than any segment she's done this season. Lots of fans are suggesting a serle* bijllt around the character. Dan Duryea, about his comedy role In "Battle Hymn," a new U-I movie: "Alter so many years of film villainy, I ieel like a Bridey Murphy character who's com* back as George Jessel." That "lady killer" — The Continental — IB back on TV. He't Renzo Cessna, who played th« role of a priest in Ingrld Berf- man's Ill-fated movie, "Strom- boll." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bidding Clutt Help D«clar«r WriUe nfor NEA ferrfew By OSWALD JACOBY H you wen playing today's hind at four spades without any bidding by the* opponents, you'd go down. You would lose a diamond and a club as a matter at cours*. Yo» would try th* spade fine***, losing to the king; and you'd try * heart finesse, losing to th* queen. The situation waa different whw Steve Barrett of New York played the hand in the recent VandtrbUt Cup tournament. West's bidding was the important elu*. West opened the king at dio t A6S « J74 *XI *KI 4* • AltNdl *J94 4A7ISI •4XTTB *> A i 10 1 4 ejKJ'74 • I *Q101 Neither aid. rut Nortk E«i Root* West Pais Pass 1 * 1 » »» 4» 4* DwMt Pass Pirn ttm Openlnf feed— « 1C monds and continued with the ac* of diamonds, South ruffing. 3tev* saw no reason to tackle the trumps mmediately, especially since ha already suspected that a finesse would fail. To get more information, Steve led a club, losing dummy's king to East's ace. Steve had considered the possibility that West had bid and doubled on good diamonds and the ace of clubs, but when the ace of clubs showed up in the East hand [t was clear that West held the king of spades. Steve won the club return, ruffed a club in dummy, ruffed another diamond in his hand, cashed the ace of spades, and gave West his ,rump trick. West was now help- esa. If he led a heart, declarer . would get a free finesse: If West ed anything but a heart, dummy would discard a heart while South ruffed. Either way the contract A'as safe. lusy Man MARSHFIELD. Mass. HI — John W. Flavell Is well on his way to lecoming as busy as he is popular. At the town election he was elected electman, member of the Board if Public Welfare, road commis- ioner and assessor. Melody Time French motorists claim the first uto race in history was held over 78-mile course, Rouen to Paris, n June 22, 1894. Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Kind of concert 4 Section of song arrangement 8 Jab 12 Exist 13 Toward the sheltered side 14 Hebrew measure 15 Is able 16 Kinds of radio programs 18 Train 20 Concise 21 Operated 22 Bellow 24 Egyptian goddess 28 School period 27 "Sweetheart of Sigma 30 Blow a flute 32 Hurried 34 Entertains 35 Dinner course 36 French plural article 37 Leading linger 36 Helps 40 Essential being 41 Encore 42 Sifter 45 Come in again 49 Insert in order 51 Actress West 92 Solar disk 5} Repose . . 54 Biblical nam* 55 Greatest quantity M Poems 57 Weight of India DOWN 1 Step 2 Mouthward 3 Stingy 4 Heathen 5 Landed 6 Worship 7 Mound used by golfers 8 Dominance 9 Persian poet 10 Lock essentials 11 Gaelic 17 Cossack chie 19 Operatic personnel 23 Command ,55 24 Slanted type (ab.) 25 Not all 26 Tries 27 Church fete 28 Pay attention 29 Roman date t 31 Inferior 33 Blemish 38 In an eagle's nest 40 Occurrence 41 Vegetables 42 Asiatic country 43 Proposition 44 French sr.mmers 48 Otherwise 47 Comfort 48 Raise 50 To and t 5 '•'/, n (TIT zr % 8

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