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Blytheville, Arkansas
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-PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 1956 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 7MI COURIER N«WB CO. H, W HAINES, Publisher •ARRT A. HAINBS. Editor. Assistant Publisher - PAUL D. HUMAN, AdTertlslpg Manager ' Sole N»tiori»l Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wttmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. Entered w second class mutter at the post- Office It BlTtheville, Arkansas, under act at Contre», Octobt: », U17. Member of The Associated Press 'SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blyhevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Ig maintained, 25c per week. Bj mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 1B.50 per year, 13.50 for sii months, $2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS And it eame to pan. when the evil iplrit from God wai upon Saul, that David took an harp, and played with his hand; so Saul was refreshed, and was well, and the evil spirit departed from him. — I Samuel 16.Z3. * * * Music washes away from the soul the dust of tvery-day life. — Auerbach. BARBS A man should be careful he doesn't talk so much that he appears effeminate. # # * We read that people m the United States own the largest percentage of automobiles. Pardon us B we laugh at that "own." * * * In most cities the kids get a big kick out of one thing Santa is certain to bring—holiday vacation. # * * It's really not the best thing when your We It what someone else makes it. # * * In some countries a woman can't be a Judge, while in America she can't be otherwise. Attention, Control Board The U.S. Subversive Activities Control Board should give urgent consideration to the Justice Department's petition asking that the label "Communist, dominated" be affixed legally to 'the United Electrical, Radio and Machine workers union. In 1949 the old CIO threw the UE , out on the grounds its leadership was Communist and many of its activities favored the Red cause. Since then there has not. been any change in the union's leadership. Julius Emspak, UE secretary-treasurer, refused to tell a congressional commitee whether or not he was a Communist. The CIO In 1949 formed a new organization called the International Union of Electrical Workers, which bans Communists. It has replaced the UE as bargaining agent in countless factories. But the older union still represents a majority of workers in many im- portity of workers in many important manufacturing plants. Some of these do work absolutely vital to our defense. A big part of the arms race -today is being run on the frontier of electronics. It is electronic controls which guide the "guided missiles" of many kinds. Present airplanes are flying electronic laboratories, so .complicated are their mechanisms. There is no place in this crucial field for full-fledged Communists, who are by definition agents of the Russian government. A union governed and infiltrated by Reds should be disqualified from representing anybody in any plant, but most particularly in vital defense establishments. The Justice Department makes a detailed argument to support its case for labeling the UE Red-dominated. If the subversive control board finds the argument well made, then under the law the UE's leadership would be stripped of all right to represent its membership in any bargaining procedures under the National Labor Relations Act. Given these circumstances, a mere 20 per cent of UE's rank and file membership could get an N.L.R.B. order calling for election of new officers and representatives. By this method the union could purge itself of any Communists in command. These steps would be important but they would not be enough. Any union whose members work in critical defense plants must be contantly on guard to ussure that both the leadership and the rank and file are as free as possible from Communist*. For those plants are a battleground in the endless fight to keep this nation secure. Another Page of History For many dec»des Gettysburg, Pa., enjoyed f»mc principally as the point on the map where th« Confederacy reached its high tide. For five weeks last fall, it had another kind of fame: Practically speaking it has been the seat of the United States government because of the presence there of President Eisenhower. Not since the early days of this republic has this country been managed from ft place north of the banks of the Potomac. But now the President has returned to his official base in Washington, and the high tide of key government affairs has receded from Gettysburg. It may take a little time for some of the evidences of the tide to disappear. But soon Gettysburg will get back to being what it was before—a pleasant town steeped in the lore of America's historic internal struggle, surrounded by rolling green fields where 'monuments There probably will be no chapter like that again in Gettysburg's life. But its townfolk may well be happy in the knowledge that they added at least a footnote to a new phrase of their nation's history. VIEWS OF OTHERS More Land To Be Subsidized? The army engineers, who frequently are a puzzlement with their river dams and other proposala for spending public money,- have turned up with a prediction that 75,000 persons soon will be moving Into North and South Dakota under an irrigation program which is a part of the Pick-Sloan plan for development of the Missouri River basin. There is also to be some irrigation in Kansas. Maybe we ought to be sitting on the sidelines cheering this development—good neighbors for North and South Dakota and for Kansas, but the thought occurs to us that this may well be Just another way to spend more of the taxpayers' money—including money contributed by .the taxpayer's of North and South Dakota and Kansas— to provide more land to be taken out of production in the coming years, again with the taxpayers' money, to avoid building up even greater agricultural surpluses. The day .may come—with our rapid increase in population it probably will come—when we shall have problems In producing enough food and fiber for our people, but that day is not at hand. If it were, we wouldn't be in an era of declining farm income, demands for higher price supports and of huge surpluses which the government has bought up with the taxpayers' money. Some of these surpluses have rotted away, some have been sold abroad, some have been put to "constructive • use" In this country, and billions of dollars worth of them are still in storage. All of this has cost the ta-payers billions, !s«osting them more billions, and will cost them still more billion*. So the army engineers hail their achievemnet of spending more public money to add to the already heavy load the taxpayers are bearing. Apparently we're coing to squander our soil banks in North and South Dakota, while we hoard them elsewhere in the nation. We can spend the taxpayers' money faster that way. And make balancing the budget more difficult and tax reduction farther away.—Columbia (Mo.) Tribune. A New Style in Fighting Peter Ed ton'* Washington Column — Adminstrations Soil Bank Baby Is Due to Grow Up Mighty Fast Effectuate Implementation The government printing office has put on sale a 47 page pamphlet entitled "Plain Letters." It is intended to help government em- ployes write letters that people can understand. The idea is to get government employes everywhere to study the pamphlet, learn terse and understandable words for the over-worked gobbledygook and to improve the government's communications with the populace (and within the government). This is a fine program. And it's nob hard to visualize government officials eagerly instructing subordinates to "effectuate the implementation" of the project immediately.. — Milwaukee Journal. Down Payment Punishment can sometimes fit the crime— as in the case of the two Lexington, Ky., lads who broke into a storage .warehouse and scattered 100,000 feathers around it. Their sentence: picking up the feathers. That is a good job of Judicial wing-clipping. The next time those two go out on a lark, they won't want to fly so high. Such a way of paying his debt to society should convince each boy that he has been a silly goose. In fact, a bird-brain—Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY A person who owes you a'bill is your worst enemy.—Dr. E. Roger Samuel. "General Practitioner of the Year," on collections. * * * I shall never knowingly advocate any program or policy which I believe not In the interests of the farmers, regardless of political pressure.— Agriculture Secretary Benson. * * * We bought him (the late Honus Wagner) for 13000 and a sack of bananas. He was worth every cent ot It.—Fred (Cap) Clarke, who started Wag, tier on his Ulmtrlous 'baseball career. * *. * If the U.S. Army can't protect me, then who can?—Mrs. Ramona Detltemrypr, "Mrs. Amerlcs of 1956," prepare* to tour hostile Cut Berlin. By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The Sisenhower administration's "soil bank" program will cost between 350 million and one billion dollars a year. The exact figure depends on what Congress approves. The aim is to take between 10 and 20 per cent of America's 350 million acres of cultivated land out of crop production. It will go into grass or trees. This is intended to balance the supply of farm prod ucts with current demand. Since farmers can't be asked to cut their production voluntarily for nothing, it is proposed to pay them between $10 and $20 an acre for the land they don't plant in cash crops. Whatever Congress decides will be in" addition to the 250 million dollars a year which the - federal government now spends under the Agricultural Conservation Program Service—ACPS. Through ACPS, the U. S. Department of Agriculture now pays approximately half the cost of soil conservation practices carried on by individual farmers. The farmers whose land is benefited pay the rest of the costs. This covers such things as terracing land, strip cropping, con- struction of stock watering ponds, erosion control dams and water conservation for the land from the planting of protective cover crops like trees and grasses. Under emergency conditions In this last catgory, the federal government can even pay part of the costs of lime, seed and fertilizer. These . programs have been in effect since 1936, with minor variations from year to year. So the "soil bank" isn't new. • At first, payments were made to farmers principally for not exceeding specified acreage planted in- the principal soil - depleting crops — cotton, corn and wheat. Then payments were authorized for carrying out specific conservation practices by individual contracts. When World War n came along the need for reducing crop surpluses was ended. Conservation payments to reduce acreage were likewise discontinued. Instead, through price supports, greater incentives were given to farmers in 1942 to raise larger crops. In 1944 Congrss discontinued ACPS payments for anything except approved conservation v.'orks and practices. From the end of the war to 1950, conservation payments were au- the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service Rate carry diseases which can be acquired by human beings. Rats sometimes attack people, particularly infants and the aged. Rats detroy a great deal of food and cause enormous property damage. There are probably more rats in North America than there are people. Rats can live in almost any climate and eat everything that human beings do, as well as other | things. They have many similari-j ties to man and can adapt them-i selves much better to change and | disaster than we can. At present,! they are almost certainly the most dangerous enemies of mankind, other than ourselves. Rats carry many diseases of man and animals, including plague) (the black death of the Middle Ages), typhus or jail fever, rat bite fever, and Weil's disease. Plague is a constant danger because it is present in rats in many parts of the world. Plague eventually kills the rats themselves; when this happens the rat flea, which harbors the germ causing plague, leaves the dead rat's body and seeks the nearest alternate host, which may be and often is a human being. Several years ago, ft study was made of attacks on human'beings by rats in Baltimore. Records were obtained of nearly 100 persons who had been bitten so badly by rats that they had to go to a hospital for treatment. This, same report recorded studies which suggested that rats relish human blood and! that the reason they bite people! is that they are hungry! | The amount of injury which rats do and their burden on our economy Is almost past belief. Several years ago, it wis calculated that the damage done by rats in Washington and Ba'timore alone Was between $400,000 and $700,000 each year respectively. This represents an average loss of $1.27 » year per person. ' Lantz, of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, has listed some of the more destructive activities of rats. They eat corn during growth and In cribs, and, a single rat can eat from 40 to 50 pounds of corn a year .They destroy merchandise. The rat is the greatest enemy of poultry. Ruts destroy wild birds, ducks, woodcocks nnd song birds. They attack bulbs, seed* and plants. , There seems no doubt that rats should be hunted mercilessly on all fronts. They are rivals of mankind and may beat us out in the long run. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE » One in Three Can Win This By OSWALD JACOB* Written for NEA Service Today's hand looks simple, but many players would lose the game contract against good defense. Plan the play yourself, against the opening lead of the queen of hearts. Let's suppose you take the first trick in dummy with the ace of hearts. You now cash the ace of clubs and lay down both top trumps in the hope of dropping the queen. Since the queen doesn't drop, you lead a diamond, losing dummy's king to East's ace. East returns a low heart to West's ten, whereupon West draws dummy's trump with the queen of spades. West can now get out safely with a third round of hearts, and the dummy is dead. South must lose a second diamond trick in addition to a heart and a trump. The contract is thus doomed to defeat. Let's try it again #ith a differ ent line of play by declarer. You win the first trick in dummy with nee of hearts, take the nee of clubs, and cash only one high trump before leading a diamond. LITTLE LIZ After a person |*omj to mokt the most out of life, most of tt Is thorlied principally for long-range projects to build up soil fertility Then the -Korean war c'ame along, creating another demand for more farm products. Production incen^ tlves were again restored. In 195S with the Korean war over, Congress moved once more to encourage, soil conservation And this program has been extended the past two years. Congress will appropriate for continuation of this soil conserya tlon program in 1958 alter it convenes in January. This will open new debate on the soil bank idea. Not every farmer gets soil conservation payments every year The average is about half the tota! number of U.S. farms. Over any four or five-year period, nearly every farm gets some, says P. G Ritchie, ACPS administrator. The average farmer has re ceived about $100 in conservation payments In the years he has been in the program. Congress now limits the help which any farmer may receive from ACPS to $1500 a year. Under the soil bank plan, these figures would be stepped up ma terially. And It is probable that a larger number of farms woul< benefit every year—instead of once of from $70 to $200 a year more. This time East takes the. ace of diamonds and returns a diamond allowing West to ruff with the ten of spades. East regains. the lead with a heart and gives his partner another diamond ruff. Now the two ruffs defeat the contract. Having dicussed two losing lines of play, we can now turn to, the correct line. Much as it may go against the grain, you must refuse the first heart trick. This cuts the line of communications between NORTH (D) WEST 4Q102 WQJ1062 *6 4J952 North 1 4 1N.T. 4 4 V A7 #K85 4KQ763 EAST 46 VK9S3 • A 10942 41084 SOUTH 4AK985J V84 *«J73 *A North-South vul. Eut South West Past 1 4 Past Pass 34 Pass Pass Pass Past Opening lead— V Q Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent sHOLLYWOOD - tNEA) - The year in Review: Bigger screen* — censorship—Marilyn Monroe's continued sit-down, strike.— Hollywood on TV—the Martin & Lewis feud and the Eddie Fisher-Debbi Reynolds romance — helped make Hollywood headlines in 1955. This was Hollywood, 1955, Mrs Jones— The screns becam bigger for Mike Todd's Todd-AO production of "Oklahoma! ' which proved that movie stars can be "as high as an elephant'» eye," too ... Movie censors were in the frying pan again with the Legion of Decency, which claimed iiumes aie setting too sexy and too violent. But the industry censors stuck to the Production Code by-refusing a seal of approval for Hollwood's first movie about dope addicts, "The Man With the Golden Arm." Marilyn Monroe continued her rebellion »«ain»t wiggling by remaining on her ait-down atrike In New York. Marilyn didn't alt very much as ahe wlKld back Into the public's eye via publicity but she didn't get her wish to star In "The Brothers Karamaiov." Major Film Studios invaded TV with their own shows and arguments about whther it was good business to keep people at home and away from theaters. But Columbia and 20th Cntury-Fox announced plans for increased tele- film production in 1956. Dean Martin * Jerry Lewis battled, kiaaed and made up (or a co-starring movie titled "Pard- nera." . . . Eddie Fisher and Debbi announced their engagement, battled, ktsaed and made up for the altar march. The girl born in a Philadelphia mansion, Grace Kelly, beat out the girl born in a vaudeville trunk, Judy Garland, in the Oscar race . . . Rosalind Russell in "The Girl Rush" won everybody's title as the worst movie of the year . . . Death came to young James Dean in a speeding sports car ... Courageous Suzan Ball lost her battle to cancer . . . Susan Hayward and Don Barry crashed the headlines with proof that the coffee Don brews is good to the last drop-in. Bing Crosby looked as if he was getting closer to marriage with Actress Kathryn Grant . . . "Marty" proved that all movie heroes don't have to look like lar ads. Rita Hayworth and Dick Haymes called it a day and C. B. DeMille called it his biggest movie of them all when he compiled "The Ten Commandments." The film due for release in 1956. cost $10,000,000 and is expected to run for years with an eventual profit of $50,000.000. Th« Howard Manor at Palm Springs Introdaced an "Arthmr Godfrey Cocktail." One sip and It fires you . . . The Rock Hudson, Tab Hunter Influnce in names Inspired an agent to say: "I'm naming my new discovery Stark—Stark Naked." But no Chuck Wagon appeared on the Hollywood western scene In 1955. Bob Mltchum was fired and replaced by John Wayne in the movie, "Blood Alley." "Horseplay" was the official -reason but insiders called it an unfllmed chapter in "Greatest Fights of the Century." water" underwater at Silver Springs, Fla., I asked for the usual ! two on the aisle" but all the isle seats were taken. And Joan Crawford did it again -becoming Mrs. Alfred Steel. • Paul Newman, Actor Who Can't Miss By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD IjLvr- The actor your two opponents. The defenders continue with another heart (the best defense), and this time you have to take dummy's ace. You now take both blac!t aces and lead a diamond towards dummy's king. East wins with the ace,' of course", but cannot defeat the contract. Since you have drawn only one vound of trumps, the defend- 1 ers cannot clear out the 'rumps. East can give his partner one diamond ruff, but- cannot regain the lead to give him another ruff. No matter how the defense proceeds from this" point, you can lose only one trump, one heart, and one diamond. 15 V«or* Ago In 0/rtfori/ffr— Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Regenold were In New Orleans for the Sugar Bowl fame New Year's Day. Mra. Lay Welch Is receiving treatment at the Memphis Methodist Hospital. She will return home' in a short while, Mrs. Th»d HIcol and daughter Jane ire visiting in Little Rock. Italian realism came to Hollywood when Anna Magnanl cracked two of Virginia Grey's ribs in a fight scene for "The Rose Tattoo." Anna shrugged it off with: "It Is In the script. When I play I play." Terry Moore landed on front pages again when her screams about a candid photo were heard all the way from Istanbul . . . Howard Hughes prmiered "Under most likely to succeed in 1956-is a handsome, brooding Ohioan named Paul Newman. The guy can't miss. He has a sensitive yet rugged face that gives an impression of emotional depth-. He cnn act. He Is one of most accomplishd students of that star factory, the Actor's Studio. He is, in fact, Just what Hollywood needs: A good-looking young leading man who can fit credibly into the variety of realistic thems the movis are tackling these days. At present he's starring In "The Rack," story or a brainwashed American soldier. And he was given the. plum role of Rocky Graziano in "Somebody Up There Likes Me." .Both are bing made by MOM, although Newman ia under contract to Warners. Oddly enough, only one of his notable rols in the last two years hns been for his parent company. Warners lifted him out of the second male lead in "Picnic" and put him In the Biblical epic, "The Silver Chalice." After that, he returned to Broadway as the killer in "The Desperate Hours." This year he has been seen in two notable TV shows. H was the boy opposite Eva Marie Saint in "Our Town" and the punchdrunk fighter in Ernest Hemingway's "The Battlers'. What about Newman! He's 30, born and reared In Cleveland, went to Kenyon ollege, took time out for the Navy, returned to graduate from Kenyon, studied dramatics at YaH. He's married, has three kids, lives on Long Island. "The greatest influence in my career was the Actor's Studio," he remarked referring to the New York school directed by Lee Strasberg. "It's a great thing for an actor to have a place where he can keep up in his work. JSfven when you're in a show, you become stagnant in a part after the first six or seven months. "The important thing is to keep acting: that's the only way you can grow. I go to the studio twice a week when I'm in New York." Among the' current and past students at the studio: Marlon Brando, James Dean, Marily Monroe, Julie Harris, Shelley Winters, Rod Steiger, etc. Fine Business Going Fine WOODRUFF, S. C. W — The city council has shown a lander feeling for parking meter *dl- nance violators: The violation fee has been reduced from 50 to 25 cents and parking tickets have been replaced with yellow envelopes in which violators may conveniently pay fines by dropping them in one of several boxes around town. A stem aspect still remains, however. Someone looks you up if you fall down on a violation fee alter a period of 36 hours. "WHATEVER became of the woman who couIdn'tTllow smoking in her parlor because it gave the curtains an odor?" — Elkln (N. C.) Tribune. Good Food Answer to Previous Punle DOWN 1 Extensive 2 Girl's name 3 Upon 4 Horses' gaits 5 Hawaiian food veins 24 Possessive pronoun n ACROSS 1 Breaded cutlet 5 Used to catch fish. t Number 12 Singing voice 6 Exaggerate 13 Where good 1 majesty food is baked 8 Come in 14 Mineral rock 9 Staggering 15 Messiest at 10 Great Lake eating II Close 17 Spanish aunt 16 Correct 18 Small candle 20 Din 19 Come in again 22 Metal-bearing 21 Vended 23 Shsd — 24 Possesses 27 Russian weight 29 Angers 32 Revised 34 Live 38 Go to bed 37 Reparation 31 Slight 39 Identical 41 Aeriform fuel 42 Roman bronze 44 Kind of chalcedony 41 Scout groups 49 High winds 53 High priest (Bib.) 54 Bum medically M Past- 57 Italian colni M Ripped 59 Raced «0 Garden where Cveatean apple (1 Ginger 25 Arabian gulf 43 Column piece 26 Position 45 Missiles 28 Play 46 Fruit . 30 Icelandic sag] 47 Seaweed 31 Soap-making '48 Placed frame 33 Italian river 35 Come forth 40 Make certain 90 Jungle king 51 Hebrew scribe f 92 Ooze 95 Brown IT

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