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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 3, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher HARET A HAINES, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manaijer ~ Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmor Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphlt, Entered as second class matter at the post- office »t BlytheTille, ArkansM, under met ol Con- jress. October ». 1>17. ^ " Member of The Associated Press " SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BT c«rrier In the city of Blyheville ot an? luburban town where carrier senrice ifl maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. 18.50 per year. »3.50 for six months. $2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS Much more (hen, beiny now justified by his his blood, ire shalj ber-sarea-from writh through him.—Romans 5:9. ,.*.•# * 'He who thinks he'hath no need of Christ, hath too high thoughts of himself. He who thinks Christ cannot help him, % hath too low thoughts of Christ. ' —J. M. Mason. BARBS Even if every home town had a different climate nobody would be quite satisfied. A fat person is one who gets round on three squares a day—plus second helpings. * * ' * Something that makes you want to hang up the receiver immediately is the question, "Guess who's calling?" Lumbermen complain about dry rot, while women listen to it at every club meeting. * * * We're still in favor of a hearty laugfi even in winter when it might mean a split li'p. The Ford Success Story The name Ford has been a part of the American industrial scene for half a century, so it can hardly be rated a surprise to learn, officially, that it is among the five leading corporations in this country. The nation's largest family-held company, whose financial history has been a tightly kept secret during the firm's whole life, is now revealed to be a giant outdone in assets only by American Telephone and Telegraph. Standard Oil of New Jersey, General Motors and United States Steel. In terms of sales volume, •it ranks fourth. But what is most fascinating to ordinary citizens about Ford's financial disclosures is the story they tell of how a great company grows, sufers its ups and .downs, takes a -new lease on life and grows spectacularly again. • In the days of the "tin lizzie," Henry Ford was almost alone as a mass producers of cheap cars. He carried off one major change of size and style successfully, but in the 1930's ran into competitive and other troubles. The record shows Ford had a "cumulative loss" for the 1931-1941 decade, through the Great Depression and up to our entry into World War II. The first year after the war Ford lost a bit more than eight million dollars. But by 1948, riding on what we all thought then was' a clossal boom, its sales had bounded up from 894 million to . 1.9 billion, and profits were 9 million. The truly astrounding fact about this report is that this 2.5-billion-dollar corporation has now DOUBLED its sales since 1948 and this year may well show a . profit of 400 million or more (312 million for nine months,) We all know the country and its general economy have expanded tremen- . dously in this period. But some companies keep pace and some do not. How did Ford manage it? In the postwar years up to now, it has spent 1.3 billion dollars modernizing, expanding and replacing its production facilities to make this growth possible. It has also improved its manufacturing processes, plant and 'other organization methods. These outlays have not only spelled larger earnings for the stockholders and more cars for the consumers. They have created' thousands of additional jobs at good pay. This kind of performance is the answer to those in the labor movement who think that any particular company lias » pic just so big, and it is labor's job to get a bigger and bigger slice of it. The truth is that the enterprising company, for the food of the worker and everybody elw, must constantly be devising ways to make bigger and bigger pics, The Ford story, told fully for the tint Um«, ought to hearten all those who want to see the private enterprise system flourish and prosper in a world where too much soil already is in the iron grip of hostile systems that would freeze and finally wither the free purposes of men. VIEWS OF OTHERS Can Cotton Quotas Help? While it is not a new thing for American citizens not to exercise their voting franchise, the fact that only about one out of four eligible cotton farmers cast ballots on crop controls for 1956 at the polls Tuesday is discouraging because it is indicative of apathy. Though the votes cast were overwhelming in favor of continuing quotas on cotton acreage, which might in part account for the smallness of the turnout, it is difficult to escape * feeling Perhaps many farmers feel that no approach , has yet been proposed to improve the cotton picture for which they can arouse enthusiasm. Certainly there is little to show in the way of accomplishment for the two previous years of voted control as far as limiting production of the fleecy staple. Likewise in 1956 the conditions under which the crop will be produced will be somewhat different, with the government committed to flexible price controls rather than the 90-per cent parity floor, which has prevailed in the past, cotton growers will not know what is in store for them until the Department of Agriculture's policy is definitely decided for the coming yield. Theoretically cotton quotas might do a job in reducing the size of a cotton crop. However the theory is easy to upset if it happens that a producer actually grows as much or more cotton on fewer acres by using better land, more fertilizer and more careful culture practices. Today the nation has far more cotton stored than it will need for upward of two years. Another big crop in 1956 will only make bad matters but it can happen, quotas or no. The year just ending ,* proves that. We cannot help but have a feeling that farmer! are finding their interest drifting as so supposedly •well laid plans in behalf of agriculture go astray. —Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. Two Left Feet J. Wayne Middleton was tellin' me the story of the quick-wited minister. It happend that the type of mule known in. some circles as a jackass had died in the street directly in front of the minister's home. The minister called the mayor to report the death of the mule. The mayor thought he'd have some fun at the expense of the minister. He said "Why don't you bury the mule yourself) parson? That's directly in line with your sort of work." The minister replied, "You are correct. I'll bury the mule myself. I called you because I thought it my duty to notify his next of kin." I never can think of a nice retort like that I remember when I was a kid my mother used to ask me questions about my conduct. I never could think of the right thing to say. I'd just give dumb answers. Then afterwards I could think of wonderfully acid answers I could have given that'd have made my mother ashamed of herself for quizztn' me. And when my mother whipped me I could think of things that'd have cause her not tx> whip me but to have taken me into her arms and cry. Just because she had such a wonderful person as a son. I could always think of the right thing to say no matter what the situation was—afterwards. It's the same way with me now. When wife gives me the third degree I just stand there like Ned In the Third Reader, just listenin'. Even when I'm right, I look bad because I can't think of the right thing to say—until afterwards. Sometimes wife even takes my side of the argument herself, just to make the discussion more interest- in'. If another mule dies, call me. I figure maybe you might be notifyin' the next of kin.—'Polk Street Professor' in Amarillo (Tex.) Globe-Times Teacher's Friend Friends to the teacher is the district attorney of Mineola, N.Y., who, in refusing to accept charges filed against a teacher by irate parents, ruled that a mouth washing with soap for a youngster who used a nasty word was not in violation of the law. The law, he pointed out, allows a teacher to use force when it is "reasonable in manner and moderate in degree." And now what is needed is an interpretation of exactly how much force may be used in applying a yardstick to the backside of a sassy youngster, without becoming unreasonable or immoderate.—New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY If you were to ask what labor expects from management and I were to give you a shuit answer, It would be "understanding." — Oeorge Meany, president of CIO-AFL labor union. * * * I am always glad to help my country any way I can. I have been an American all my life; the American people have made me what I am and the least I can do is help keep the country what it is. — Former Vice President John Nance Garner, 87, signs up with Air Force ground observer corps. * * * I'm a Christian. I did the very best I could and left the rest to Ood. — Sugar Ray Robinson .after regaining his title. * *, * The world's population is increasing, at a rate which renders distress, famine and disintegration inevitable unless we hold our numbers within reason. — Vnnnevar Bush of A-bomb fame In a birth .control plea from Washington. * * * ; That (peaceful coexistence) Is a Russian proposal and U would be a mistake for us to swallow U. — Oor. Averell Harrlman of New York. Yes, Sir, It's a Cockeyed World! By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent' HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — The Year in Review (concluded): Ava Gardner won a divorce from Prank Sinatra in Nevada, but she still Jiasn't picked up the final papers, iut she broke the monotony of it ill by living it up in London night ilubs with bullfighter Luis Miguel Dominquin, who puzzled everyone with this quote about her: "I only think of her as a comrade." tieorge Gobe! made his movie debut and liked it. "You don't have a make any decisions in the toM m* "The ward Peter fdson's Washington Column — One Fourth of Nations Health Bill Being Paid by Government By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Marion B. Folsom's first press conference — after nearly five months on the Job — was in marked contrast to what went on in his department before. A short, prepared announcement was handed out. It summarized wliat the secratary wanted to say about expanding government programs for aid to medical research next year. But Mr. Folsom assumed the correspondents could read, so he didn't bother to recite it aloud to,them. There were no charts and no elaborate presentations. The secretary sat slumped in his chair, perfectly relaxed, and fielded all questions tossed at him. Nothing was barred. He knew all the answers himself and he didn't have to refer tough questions to underlings. The huge battery of assistant secretaries, counsel and assorted bureaucrats who used to flank former Secretary Oveta Culp Hobby were scattered inconspicuously in the back of the big conference room like mere kibitzers. At one point. Secretary Folsom was asked if he would reappoint Surgeon General Leonard A Scheele as head of the Public Health Service. Instead of stalling and thus let-: ting ugly rumors spread, Secretary Folsom aid simply that he had found Dr. Scheele able and doing a good job. When his term expired in the spring he would be glad to recommend his reappointment. Then, spotting Dr. Scheele in the back of the room for the first time, Secretary Folsom blushed a rosy red and said ./ith a smile that he hadn't realized he had been talking about the surgeon general in his presence. Scheele took it with a satisfied grin. v Practically all of the additional health funds which Secretary Folsom said he would ask the next Congress for will be administered by the surgeon general's office. Public Health Service research grants will be increased by from 25 to 30 per cent—from 97 million dollars this year to an estimated 125 million dollars for next year. Secretary Folsom's announcement brings into focus what the federal government is already doing in the health field. It so happens that the Washington office of American Medical Assn. recently ran a complete check on federal medical spending. It revealed a total outlay of |2,- 268,800,000 for the current fisca year, ending June 30, 1956. The two largest outlays.are 81 million dollars for Department o Defense medical services 'and 79C million dollars for Veterans' ad ministration medical care. Department of Health, Educatto and Welfare ranks third with health budget of 526 million dollar for this year. It covers 112 milllo dollars for hospital construction Other major items Include diseas control, research, rehabilitation the polio program, Food and Dru administration and grants to state •for public health. in addition to these three bl programs, 20 other governmer agencies spend a total of 131 mi: lion dollars on health. They range from the 30-million dollar civil defense program d to $130,000 for the President's Com mission on Aid for the Hand capped. The nation's private medical ex penses are estimated by Secretary Folsom at 10 billion dollars a year So the government health service are already costing a fourth of tha amount. When people express concer over the increasing role of govern ment in medical practice, they a ready have a sizable pimple t complain about. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. 0 Written for NEA Service A heart-broken mother has recently written as follows: "My husband and I have been married four years and in this time I have had three miscarriages and have carried one baby the full nine months. This child was perfect when born but died after birth. 15 minutes "My doctor said that death was because of my blood type and my | saved husband's. Can you say anything | fusion. gives birth to a baby with ery- throblastosis. It should be pointed out also that, even if a child does have erythroblastosis, much can often be done by giving blood transfusions after birth. Whereas three quarters of the infants with • ery- throblastosis formerly died, now all but about one in ten can be saved with the right kind of trans- about what is causing this trouble?" This letter and others like it raise the question of the so-called Rh factor of the blood which I have discussed before but about which there is still some understandable confusion. "Tie substance known as the Eh factor is present in the blood of some people and not in others. The blood of anyone can be tested for this substance.. Today this is one of several tests frequently used to find out what blood groups a person belongs to The particular importance of the Rh factor, however, is in relation to pregnancy because it may cause miscarriage or a disease in the Infant known as erythroblastosis. The Rh Factor is complicated by the fact.that- it consists of several types. Stated most simply, however, 87 per cent of us have an obscure substance in our blood which classify us as being Rh positive. The other 13 per cent are called Rh negative. Those of us with this type blood car become sensitive to Rh positive blood with possible dangers not only in pregnancy, but also from blood transfusion. If ft woman has Rh negative blood and becomes pregnant with an Rh positive child (because the father is Rh positive), the child may be born with a disease known as erythroblastosis fetnlis, However, this does not always occur. The first child Is usually healthy (and often later ones) unless the mother hns previously received blood transfusions with RH positive blood, and this Is becoming rare ,du. to greater care In giving transfusions. Furthermore, only about one woman in 25 or 60 with Rh negative blood and an Rh positive husband become* sensitive and To summari2e the situation: If both parents are Rh positive there is little to worry about. If the mother is Rh positive and the father Rh negative, there is nothing to worry about. If the mother is Rh negative and the father Rh positive occasional trouble can be anticipated, but this is by no means inevitable. AT A HOLLYWOOD party, the popular star, Errol Flynn, was accosted by a gay, effusive female, who came gushingly up to him, extending her hand: "Don't you remember, me? Years ago you asked me to marry you." "Oh, yes, indeed," he replied. "And did I?" — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. HOW TO TELL when a person has crossed over the bridge from middle to old age: When he stoops to pick up something, he grunts. — Cincinnati Enquirer: WHY NOT go out on a limb? Isn't that where the fruit is? — Ocilla (da.) Star. LITTLE LIZ Sometimes the girl who wqi quite a dfch turfa out to be o regular gravy boot o few ytors lnl»r *nw* JACOBY ON BRIDGE Question Is to Double or Bid? By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service What Is the correct procedur Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD •obe man even tells you when to change your pants." . , . Esther Williams left the old MGM swimming hole but came up with plans •or building a "Do 1 It Yourself" swimming: pool. film A pal said It to Alan Wilson after a preview: This picture li so bad it should hav« been on TV all years ago. Shcree North played all of the roles slated tor Marilyn Monroe at 20th Century-Fox. Sheree slipped Into Marilyn'* wardrobe and dialogue but not into her act. "I didn't even study Marilyn's wiggle,", she told me, "because I have one of my own." A Suppressed Desire Shop opened in Berwly Hills. It figured. Shirley Temple turned down several r.ha^rpn fnr TV and movie Bette Davis returned to acting after a long illness .. . . Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis dated the stork . . . Surprise flop of the Llberace in "Sincerely This time the critics liked year: Yours. it but the public didn't. . Pier Angeli narrowly missed >ielng crippled for life in a freak airplane accident. 'My Friend Irma" and "My Favorite Husband" faded as Hollywood TV shows . . . Impersonating Marlon Brando's "On the Waterfront" performance became a national craze . . . Hollywood Boulevard announced a . planned $1,000,000 face-lift "to make the physical Hollywood live up to the state-of-mind Hollywood." Miss AWOL of the past few years, Gail Russell, made a movie comeback Mario Lanza lost $100,000 in Las Vegas. Not by appearing at the dice tables but by not appearing for a scheduled two- week night-club act Jean Peters finally admitted she'll divorce Stuart Cramer, m. Jimmy Cagney returned to the tougher-than-ever league m "Love Me or Leave Me" but he beamed: "This time It's toughness for reason." For The First Time since she married Roberto Rossellini, Ingrid Bergman agreed to be directed by someone else—Jean Renoir . . Zsa Zsa Gabor announced in May that she wouldn't wed ' Rublrosn and in December she repeated the same vow. In a few months, though, she'll be making love to ex-hubby, George Sanders, for a movie. Five husbands proved two too many, even for Hollywood. Lillian comebacks, saying she's perfectly iiappy as Mrs. Charles Black . , . The only gal Crosby—Bob's 17- year-old Cathy—nixed her first marriage proposal and decided to first have a singing career. It was lust instead of dust down the old corral as adult westerns With romantic triangles popped up all over movie and TV screens . . . Producer Herman Hoffman hired a pooch named Wildfire for the movie "Bar Sinister" and explained why: "His stone-face and lack of visible emotion reminded me of three great movie stars—Gary Cooper, Alan Ladd and John Wayne." That was Hollywood In 1955, Mrs. Jones. 15 years Ago In BlythtYitl* Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Williams had as their guests over the Christmas holidays Mrs. Williams' brother, H. D. Causey, of New Orleans .and her niece, Miss Carole Luderdale, of Shelby, Miss. Mr. Williams returned with Mr. Causey to New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl game. Mrs. Jesse Taylor is ill of influenza at her home, 1113 West Ash Street. Miss Martha Lee Hall is expected to return today from Memphis where she has been visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Beale and family. Mr. and Mrs. Ben Butler and Mr. and Mrs. Rufus Branch of Osceola were among those in New Orleans to attend the Sugar Bowl game. Roth had five hubbies but Susan Building Boom On Formosa TAIPEI, Formosa W) — There is a great building boom in and Hayward, starring in her biography, has only three. . . . Popcorn sales at the movies became BUTTER than ever, too» but I refused to resign as president of of People Opposed to Popcorn. West hand. The vigorous bidding of the opponents made it quite clear that West's takeout double was towards the minimum size rather than towa.-ds the maximum. West had no particular message to convey about his defense strength or about his offensive strength. His hand was completely described by his previous, bidding, and he therefore had no reason to act at all at this point. If West has passed, East would have had no problem at all. The East hand was far better suited to offense than to defense, and East would therefore have made a further bid without hesitation. East's best bid is five clubs, which West would pass. Even if East bid five diamonds, however, this -contract .would be made. If South then carried on to five hearts, the North-South partnership would film around Taipei and property values are rising steadily. The reason is a popular belief that the Communists never will be able to seize Formosa and that the Reds will not dare bomb with the U. S. 7th Fleet guarding it. Despite the frenzy of building, the housing shortage remains acute in Taipei. It has a population of 700.000 compared with 200.000 at the time the Nationalists took over from Japan in 1945. would result i'o.- East and West. when- both sides are willing to bid be out of its depth and a profit to a fairly high level? Should you ' " " " * double the opponents, make a further bid of your own, or simply pass? If your hand is substantially better for offense or worse for de- fnse than your partner can reasonably expect, make a further bid of your own. If contrariwise, you are substantially better for defensive purposes than your partner can NORTH . a 4J954. VKJ83« • 8 • 10 8 2 WEST IAST 4Q1061 A 87 2 » 7 3 ¥ None «KJ10 4AQ9653 + AK75 #«J43 SOUTH (D) AAK V A Q 10 5 -I J • 742 + 98 Neither side vul. South W«t Nonk Eait 1V Double 3V 4 » 4 V Double Pi« Put Pas* Opening lead—* K reasonably expect, double the op ponents. If your hand is just about what your partner should expect, simply pass and let your partner make the.decision for the partnership. If we apply these sir.pie rules to today's hand, we can see very easily where West went wrong. South made his doubled contract of four heart! without the slightest difficulty. To make U worse, Eatt and West could have made either five club: or five diamonds Instead of letting their opponents make a doubled game .contract. When It was up to We-it to make a decision alter the bid of tour h«arU, he should have conaldered what Mi partner knew about In* A TOURIST spotted an Indian sending up smoke signals in the desert. He had a fire extinguisher strapped to his side. "What's the idea of the fire extinguisher?" asked the tourist. The rugged redskin replied, "If me misspellum word, me erasum." — Rocky Mount (N. C.) Telegram. THE ASSOCIATED Master Barbers and Beauticians of America favor a nationwide standard haircut price of $2. Sounds like they're asking for an era of primitive-looking ex-customers and an army of idle barbers — the latter reduced to talking to one another. — New York World-Telegram and Sun. Talented Performer ACROSS 64 Places for 1 Talented re P° se performer, 65 Golf mound Elaine ° ea mamraal 5 is an DOWN dancer O n radio 8 Cleveland, 2 p a lm leavei Ohio, is her 3 Weights of Answer to Previous Puzzlt V A i T H b R S P" A R M b IT t- A A D e M _ A L & A A T O p 1 T U A O N l- 0 3 E f f a E R i Z E •* 1 O L b p O 1 $. D D E 5 U A 1 D 0 V P R O 'p A S U W b L F S r L? C A M T A M * SJ T *>•• A * E •4 1 S A < T S T 0 T ? I s] ;•> i i 0 'j E N R E I A E 1? E S D E D 5 A S E S Z. = R = A P ,„ _ . . 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