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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, July 7, 1953
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PACK EIGHT BLYTHKVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY T, 1953 WE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS tilt COURIER NEWS OO. X. W. HAINB6, Publliher HARRY A. HAINE8. A*ist»nt PublWw A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Minlger ' Sols National Adrertistng Reprosentstlrei: Wallace Witmer Co., N«w York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. Entered us second cl»si matter >t th« pott- office nt Blytheville, ArkanjM. undtr »ct Of Congress, October », 1917. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevlllt or »nj •uburban town wher. carrier service iJ mata- Wl By\aTl,'within a radius of 50 mllei, 15.00 per rear »2 50 for six months, *1.2S for three monUu; by rnaii ouuBlde 50 mile wiu. $12.50 per TC« payable in advanot. Meditations He that hath ears to hear, let him hear. — Matthew 11:15. * * • It takes a great man to make a good listener. — Sir Arthur Helps. Barbs A doctor removed three nails from a boy's stomach. The youngster must have been as hard as. » * * Biff sister's boy friend a!w»yi M«mi to arrive just when It's long past kid brother'! bedtime. * * * Horseback riding season is in full bloom and when you get on to it, you're better off. * * * The reason » teen-age couple's puppy love affair is Broken up sometimes Is i parent. * * * Getting a farmer's goat is nothing new — a man In Wisconsin shot an Angora instead of a groundhog. West Europe Wants Trade To Balance Sick Economy Warren Lee Pierson, head of the U.S. Council of the International Chamber of Commerce, found during-the recent ICC Congress in Vienna that European businessmen are doing a lot of thinking about East-West trade. Many Americans do not believe Western Europe should sell so much as a bar of soap to Russia and the satellite countries. They would like to see a complete boycott of the Soviet economic empire. Unfortunately, some of these same folk do not want the United States to take more goods from Western Europe, and wish to see sharp reductions in American financial aid to that area. This amounts to saying we want the Europeans to stand on their own fett, but we don't want to give them anything to stand on. The economic experts long since have agreed that these nations must trade abroad to live; they need raw materials and wider markets than they have at home. A unified Western European market would be a vast improvement over the present several separate economies. But even this would not fill the whole bill, for many of the needed raw materials lie elsewhere. Before the war, Eastern Europe was the n a t u r a 1 economic complement of Western Europe. The East's raw materials and farm products were exchanged for the West's manufactured (roods. The war and tht later artificial barrier of the Iron Curtain broke up that trade. Europe turned to America and other continents to fill its needs. But the natural cvchanjre relationship was missing. We did not want to buy much of what the Europeans had to sell. So wt had to make outright grants of money and goods to get tilings in balance. Eventually both America and Europe wearied of the aid program. Enlightened leaders on both sides called for "trade, not aid" to meet the problem on a lasting basis. But there is a stiff resistance in this country to allowing more European goods into our markets. Positive action toward lowering U. S. tariff walls seems way off. That's why Europeans, tired of the uncertainties of the American prospect, whether it be trade or aid, are turning more and more to dealings Nvith the East. They do rot wish to sell strategic prills to the Communists, though their definition of "strategic" tends to he looser than ours. But they Ho believe they will be on sounder ground if they can widen trade with countries which )iav« what they need and will buy what they have to sell, Obviosly we in America cannot 1 have our cake and eat it, too. We cannot keep our barriers up and at the same time insist the Europeans not trade with their natural outlets to the East. If we don't want East-West trade, then we have to be realistic,about the alternatives. Please Excuse Me! The case of Tom Lyon, ex-nominee for director of the U. S. Bureau of Mines, must be causing some red faces within the White House portals. Lyon came before a Senate committee as nominee, with some excellent sponsorship and a few brickbats from John L. Lewis, which are sometimes an indirect blessing, too. Then he proceeded to disclose two things which automatically disqualified him for the post: he draws a pension fro ma major copper company and he doesn't believe in the federal mines safety law which he would have had to administer. It's understandable that somebody might have forgot to ask about such a thing as a pension. But to find out a potential appointee's attitude toward the specific laws he would administer would seem to be pretty elemental. Views of Others The Welfare State For almost 15 years New Zealand has been governed by socialists. New Zealand has what is probably the most complete "Welfare State" in. the Western world, the government picks up the check for maternity cure, burUi 1 expenses, medicines, drugs, hos- pltallzation, education, pensions, housing, unemployment payments, veterans' benefits — Just about everything. But here's the joker in this Marxist Heaven— they don't continue these "free" handouts and cut taxes. Welfare iilone takes half of all the tax money. Some people in the government are worried. They admit that once you start this kind of give-away program, you cannot stop It — not if your party is to be re-elected. One of the top government officials who is worried publicly, is a woman — New Zealand's counterpart, of our Mrs. Oveta Plobby, a secretary of health, education and welfare. This official, a Mrs. Hilda Ross who is minister of social welfare, puts the situation in frank terms: "Too nmny people are getting help from the state who arc well able to fend for themselves. Some people think the state should be a kind of all-providing father, arranging for everyone wages, jobs and houses. . ." And she said some more: 'I wish we had never heard of state houses In New Zealand (public housing). At present people are not saving are- building. They apply for a state house ami then sit back and wait." It has taken them 14 years to find out in New Zealand Unit "free" government services aren't so "free." Bilt after all, it took us 20 years to find out the welfare state was a dream, Kingspovt (Term.) News. Fringe Benefit? In view of its successful e.-pousal of the cause of the 40-hour week, portal to portal pay, time and a half for overtime and renegotiation of terms before a contract expires, it is hard to see how in good conscience, the CIO can criticize President Eisenhower's occassional golf outings —or even his bricigo games. The CIO announced some time back that It was keeping a running account of the time the president spends away from his office on periodic excursions to "hit a few." "Just for the heck of it . . .", the officials said, but they succeeded in Implying that the chief of the Republican administration wasn't staying on the job. If the CIO hnd negotiated Ike's contract with the American people he'd have a lot more time for golf — and a \oi of fringe benefits he now lacks. Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY As long ns they (the Russians) have that attitude there is no toe-dancing around in the UN, on the question and splitting hairs. — Chief U. S. Delegate Henry Cabot Lodge, in declaring Rus.sians do not snU to end Korean fighting. * * + I have assured the President on several occasions that I have no desire to hamstring him in the conduct of his foreign policy responsibilities. — Sen. John Brlcker (R., CO, backing bill to limit Prcsiden!'.s "treaty-making" powers. * * * I'll bo cussed and discussed for another generation at least. — Ex-President Harry Truman says he doesn't want a memorial to him now. * * * I don't think it will be necessary to subpoena Mr. Truman, i hope It isn't. — Senator McCarthy says he may rail ex-President Trumnn to testify. * * * In America you have the milkman at your house enrly In the morning. In Poland ther» are too ninny such early morning cflllers. There comes a knock on your door, but It 1« not the milkman. It is somebody to take you away. —Cupi. .Ian Cft'lklinski, skipper of Polish liner. La lory, who Jumped his ship In London. Frankenstein, the Little Man With Broad Shoulders Peter Wson's Washington Column — Operation Clean-Up Cuts 14,000 Off 31,000-Man State Department WASHINGTON — (NEA) — "Operation Clean-up" at the U.S. Department of State will really begin to tcpil on July 1. To many Republican politicians, this will be the Eisenhower ndmlnistra- Peter Edson lion's fulfillment of a campaign pledge. When Secretary of State John Foster Dulles took office i n January, he announced that the Department of State could get along with half as many people as it had on the payroll. As of Jan. 1, the State Department hnd nearly 40,000 employes. As of April 1, it was 31,600. The coming big Reduction in Force—known for short ns "RIF" —may not cut State Department employes down to IB.000, but it will get the number down to under 20,000. If Congress does not disapprove President Eisenhower's proposed reorganization plan, over 11.500 of these employes in three agencies will be transferred out from under State Department administration. They fire the International Information Administration, the Institute of Inter-American Affairs and the Technical Cooperation Administration which bundle Point Four projects "for aid to underdeveloped countries. As of April 1, HA had 9243 employes, IIAA had 97G, and TCA had 1308. Out of the approximately 20.-100 remaining positions on the State Department payroll proper, 2550 are now destined to get the axe. That would cut total employment to 17.550. FOREGIN EMPLOYES HIT Of the 2550 who go, approximately 900 will be employes in the United States nnd ifiRO will be overseas employes. Of the 1650, about half will be Americans and half will be aliens employed by U.S. embassies and consulates all over the world. These aliens include native translators, clerks, secret avies, chauffeurs, janitors msd the like. They are the cheapest help which the State Department employs, as they are paid the prevailing wage rates for similar \vork in their countries. There is a remote chance that when the State Department's bud- get figures are shaken down lor the new fiscal year beginning July 1, the total reduction in force may not be as great as 2550. For two reasons. 1, the total reduction in force may not be as great as 2550. For two reasons. First, the department went through a preliminary KIF in May, when 300 employes were dropped. Second, since March, State Depart ment employes have been resigning their jobs faster than new employes could be hired under the Eisenhower job frz and conomy ordrs. The reduction in force finally decided on will include some few security risk cases but most of them will involve what are considered the least essential em- ployes. This will include those with the lowest proficiency ratings, medical cases, employes eligible for retirement, etc. In spite of the fact that few security cases are involved, there may be plenty of trouble in getting rid of the "riffed"'employes. Every employe dropped has a right of appeal. For those who choose to protest, it means calling a review board to consider the employe's record to moke sure he i.s not being discriminated against. MACHINES HELP SELECTION The selection of employes to be dropped is done first by business tabulating machines, running through punch-card records. The machines are considered 90 per cent accurate. This means that some of the wrong people sometimes get picked for firing. Every employe dropped has to be given 30 clays' notice. For American employes overseas, this notice period must be increased to allow for travel time back home. Foreign Service officers—creme de la cveme of State Department employes— get slightly preferential treatment. FSO's are to the State Department what West Pointers are to the Army. It was at n'rst thought that no FSO officer would lose their jobs in the RIP. A great cry went up from the non-FSO employes overseas. They complained to their congressmen that the career boys and the professional cookie pushers who who have been running the State Department for so many years were being protected in their jobs while the more competent tchnical people and experts were being thrown to the dogs. For political purposes it was charged that this was not the promised clean-out of the State Department, but a freezing in the top jobs of the same old crowd. But the way it is working out now, about 100 of the 1400 Foreign Service officers will be riffed. In general, those dropped will be officers in the lowest 7 per cent of efficiency ratings, or those who have not won a promotion for the last three years in a row. For Foreign Service — Staff Corps employes, who rate just below FSO's and who may transfer to the Foreign Service by passing a lateral examination ,a rating scale has been worked out to decide who will be retained. This credit is equal to the number of years, in service plus bonus points. A performance record which is outstanding in every respect and shows no weakness gets five bonus points. For superior performance it Is three points. For performances exceeding basic requirements It is two points. For performance meeting basic requirements, one point. For deficiencies, no points. For State Department employes who are not in foregin service, special regulations on the reduction in force were announced in April. The purpose was to make the cut ns fair as possible. CIVIL SERVICE PROTECTION These regulations in general follow the Civil Service manual on separations. They give job protection on the basis of seniority, veterans' preference rights to government work and civil service standing. Thus an employe who has considerable standing may be able to "bump" someone not so high on the employment scale, if the higher-rated employe is willing to take a lower job. If carried to its extreme, this bumping might mean that in the end only the lowest grade stenographers would be fired. Also, bumping does not take into consideration the comparative abilities of employes. To remedy this, Civil Service Commission has put out tv;o new sion or bureau The other gives which they can qualify. regulations. One limits bumping rights to an employe's own divi- his job, other than uncollected ter- The government gives no severance pay when an employe loses minal leave pay or payments which have been made into pension funds. So many veteran State Department employes are going to be dropped in the next month or so with little cash to cushion the shock. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Serrice The ability to see different colors is one of the remarkable attributes of the human eye and brain. Without it \ve would have few artists, none of us could appreciate the enormous variety of color in nature, and those engaged In certain occupations would certainly be severely handicapped. Color sense is a quality of that portion of, the eye known ns the retina, which records impressions through the optic nerve to hte brain. Some color rays are not consciously appreciated, and Borne people ftre more mvnre of differences In shades of color than others. But what we are Interested in In this discussion are disturbances of the color sense known as color blindness. Color blindness is classified as •Ither partial or total. Thert nre three varieties of partial color blindness: one in which there is a lack of ability to "see" red (this is known as red blindness); anoth' er is inability to see green, find t.he third is deficiency in seeing yellow and blue, though red and green can be readily identified, The latter Is rather rare. The totally color blind are those who cannot distinguish any color, but only variation in the brightness of the object. To such persons the world is all black, white and gray. Color blindness Is of extreme importance, particularly the red- green Variety, to those In certain occupations, such as railway, »ir or marine service, because the ability to discriminate between red and Ri-cen signals Is of vital slgnl- flccnc-e. Keen ability to discriminate colors is also of importance to many chemical workers, lithog- raphers, painters and, of course, artists. Most color blindness is inborn or congenital. It is believed to be truly hereditary and transmitted through the mother to the male children. This is probably responsible for the fact that it is 10 times as common among the male population as among the female; one man in 25 Is said to be affected by some form of color blindness. Exercise Is Fullle the question of treating color blindness has come up repeatedly, particularly In the last war, when many young men tried to overcome color blindness in order to get Into the branch of service they desired. •True color blindness, however, by exercise, though it did seem at cannot be overcome or improved had this difficulty made fewer mis- one time that some of those who takes after a period of training. Probably the most important thing to be said about color blindness Is that those who »r afflictd should b aware of their defect and govern their lives Accordingly. Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA)— Behind the Screen: Italian dolls like Oina Lollabrigida, Sylvana Mangano and Anna Magnanl as glamor queens? Super-curved, sultry Abbe Lane, who makes the same kind of sparks, rolled her brown eyes angrily as she 'It's not that Hollywood actresses don't have what the Italian girls have. We have just as much and MORE. The difference is that Italian producers know that real sex appeal comes through when they let a woman look like a wo- :an and that 'our producers won't let a woman be herself. A Hollywood star has to wear is photographed looking like she six-inch eyelashes. An Italian girl just tumbled out of bed." Abbe, singing and hip-flipping it with hubby Xavier Cugat and his > JACOBY ON BRIDGE South Makes Home After Second Ruff By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service If you want to make six spades with today's hand, should you try WEST * J73 VQ975 » 74 #J962 South 2 A 6* NORTH T A A964 VK • A 106 52 4 1074 EAST A82 » 1002 4Q983 *A855 SOUTH (D) AKQ105 V AJ843 •»KJ *KQ North-South vul. West North Eut Pass 2 » Pass Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—# 2 .0 establish hearts or diamonds as your chief side suit? When the land was actually played, South decided to go after the diamonds because the suit was : both longer, and stronger than the hearts. East took the first trick with the ace of clubs and returned the suit. South winning with the king. Declarer led a heart to the king, drew .hree rounds of trumps, and cashed the ace of hearts to see if the queen would tall. When it didn't, he took the king and ace of diamonds and continued by ruffing a diamond. Now neither suit could be brought in, and the slam was doomed. The point that South overlooked was that he could afford to ruff learts twice with low trumps in the dummy, whereas he could af- 'ord to ruff diamonds only once in his own hand. This more than nade up for the difference in ength and strength between the .wo suits. After South wins the second trick with the king of clubs the correct continuation is to lead to the king of hearts once, draw one trump with the king, and ruff a heart in dummy. Dummy next takes the ace of spades and outh gets back ,o his'hand with the king of diamonds to ruf c another low heart. When this second ruff succeeds, South is home. He regains the lead n the safest possible way by ruff- ng a club .with the ten of spades. :t is then easy to draw the last rump with the queen of spades, CRSh the ace and jack of hearts, and then take the last trick in dummy with the ace of diamonds. band at The Terrace Room of tos . Statler Hotel here, admits ihe't the nougat for whom Cugat hei , cancelled most of his nitery bookings to be near while she tussleg with stardom at U-I. "No one wants me to have m. A career in pictures more than h6'^| does," says Abbe, whose first t movie is the 3-D action flicker, "Wings of the Hawk," in which she wears a black wig. "I'm grateful to U-I," she saya, . ! "but I want to look like myself and do the things that the Italian j girls do. No more black wigs." NO MORE COMEDY .. JIMMY STEWART sprawled his i lanky form over Hollywood's comedy throne before World War II but he doesn't think he's like- ' ly to make a comedy again. Jimmy told me on the set of 'The Glenn Miller" story: "I got awful discouraged about comedies and comedy dramas. I ' made them, but they don't go over , very well. The public just didn't go to see them. People changed ' ! after the war. All of a sudden they didn't want to see a fellow being a boob." There's more comedy than Jimmy's done in a long time in the tragic Miller story but: "It looks like adventure and action pictures for me, from now on." ,-: It's been hushed' up, but the bat- tie of the century in Hollywood has been going on between shapely Mari Blanchard and the RKO studio over the filmy, revealing costumes in "Son of Einbad." They're the "briefest I've ever seen outside of a Chicago burlesque theater," Marl's telling it. She put her foot down about wearing panties that are scooped up atithe hips like Bikini bathing suits and about the way wardrobe people, under orders from high brass, keep snipping off more of her draperies. "I'm not a prude," she told me, "and I don't mind wearing revealing things. But I refuse to wear anything as brief as the costumes they keep making for me. The day will never come when I'll wear a transparent bra with red dots. I refuse to be criticized by censor groups." Stripper Lily St. Cyr's also In the film. And it's in 3-D. Hmra. IS Years Ago In Blythevillt •fl Miss Betty Lee McCutchen has returned from St. Louis where she has been visiting for several days. J. L. Guard, who was ill when he was elected president of the Rotary Club in May, was installed as head of the organization at the weekly luncheon meeting of the club at the Hotel Noble today. Mr. and Mrs. Hardaway and son, Oscar Jr., have returned from Memphis where they have been visiting relatives since the latter part of laet week. Of the June brides who hav« returned from their honeymoons, all are still speaking to their husbands, which is above the last 10-year average, says- Aunt Molly Harmsworth. Comedian Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Comedian Albert 6 He has appeared on stage, screen and • 11 Amphitheaters 13 European finch :s 14 Female holy person 15 Small rug 16 German river 17 Compass point 19 Gets up 20 Worthless table morsels 21 Electrical unit 22 He is one of the noted comedy U5 Vulgar fellow 27 Roman bronze 30 Bucket 31 Soak up 32 Mud 33 Royal Italian family name 34 Before 35 Smell 36 Docks (ab.) 37 Huge tub 38 Expunge 39 Egyptian sun god 40 Domestic slave 42 Masculine appellation 45 Period 46 Oriental porgy 49 Dried grape 51 Bed sheets 53 He also is f — r— comic' 54 The East 55 Trials 56 Heating device! DOWN 1 Facility 2 Apothecaries' measure 3 Platform (var.) 4 Hostelry 5 Diners 6 Brought up 7 Salient angle 8 Immerses 9 Arrow poison 10 Hops' kilns 12 Dispatched 13 South Carolina (ab.) 18 Squired 20 Shield bearing 22 Ran 23 Stint 24 River islets 26 Mimic 27 Opera by Verdi 28 Greek god of love 29 Withered 31 Body of wate 32 Greater : quantity 37 Changes 38 Complete 39 Set anew 41 Lone song 42 Formerly 43 Openwork fabric 44 Russian communities r46 Year between 12 and 20 47 Girl's name 48 Devotees 50 Names (ab.) 52 Insect egg n w

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