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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 15, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT KLYTHEVTLLB (ABK.) COUHnSR 1O5W1 WEDNESDAY, JUtY T», THS BLYTHEVILLE COUKIER NEWS TRI COURIBR NXW8 CO. B. W. HAINE8, PuMMwr HARHT A. HAINEfi, Aaisttnt PUbUilur A. A. fRXDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrcrtislnt M*D*cer Soli National Adrertlslng RepresenUtiTes: W»ll»c« Witmer Co., Mew York, Chicago, Detroit, AtUnU, Memphii. Entered u second clasi matter at the po»t- •ttlce at Blytheville, Artaruas, under act at Con»re«. October », 1817. Member of The Associated Preai SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Sj carrier In the city tt Blytherllle or any fuburban to.»n where carrier »ervice 1< maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a r»dius oJ 50 mllei, 15.00 per year, »2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three month*: by mail outelde 50 mile ion«, 113.50 per rear payable In adranot. Meditations shew yourselves men! O ye transgressors. — Remember this, and bring it again to mind, Isaiah M:8. * * * Man is that name of power which rises above them all, and gives to every one the right to be that which God meant he should be. — Henry Ward Beecher. Barbs Most people are more interested In any given payday than In making every day pay. * * * A New Yorker who turned in a false alarm told police he didn't have a home. That's been taken care of! * * » An intoxicated pig in Tennessee led officers to a still. They followed the pickled pig's feet. * * * It's a wise kernel of corn that knows its own pop!, * * » The front window of your automobile Is the best place to look out for yourself. James Michener's Book Brings Korean War Home It's just possible, in this fourth year of the Korean war, that we on the home front are suffering in some degree from a guilt feeling about that neglected conflict. With the exception of families of fighting men, our sacrifices are small, and we know it. Worse yet, we often lack a sense of personal appreciation for the fighting men who are carrying our load. We're ashamed of ourselves for • it, but there it rests. James Michener hasn't let it rest there. The author of "Tales of the South Pacific" has gone out and written him^elf a book about the Korean war which brings the battle home to the render like spotting a friends name on a casualty list. It's a short novel called "The Bridges of Toko-Ri" and like Hemingway's recent "The Old Man and the Sea" it appeared first in Life magazine before coming out in book form. The principal action takes place on a U. S. aircraft carrier, in the icy sea of Korea, and in the flak-filled skies over the battle area. The chief character is a .jet pilot, married and the father of two children, who served in World War II and was plucked from his civilian law practice in Denver to fight ajrain in Korea. Tie is resentful scared and homesick and through him emerges the book's theme — why must so few hear the fighting load and why the home-front apathy towards (he war? Some of the moralizing on this subject — most of it in the form of dialogue between the flyer and his commanding officer — is a little heavy. Ry •'. comparison, the vivid battle action is chain lightning. Right up through the climax — the bombing o the enemy-held bridges of Toko-Ri — there is one action peak after another. And it all rings with the reality of stenotype report. Some of the most interesting reading is in the action passages about jets taking off and landing on the icy, wind- pitched deck of the carrier. In landing, the nine-ton Banshees are brought to a violently sudden halt when a hook on the plane catches in one of a series of cnblesf stretched low over the deck. An air force officer visiting the carrier marveled at the procedure as simply a "controlled crash." The sharpest-drawn character is a 250-pound lieutenant nicknamed Beer Barrel, a sloppy officer by many standards but a guiding angel when it comes to signaling the pilots in to landings on the heaving deck. This is a book we won't soon forget •bout « war w« forget too easily. For Michener it just about clinches the literary title of Mr. Pacific. Readers Views To the Editor: I have been following with Interest the recent articles in your paper with regard to the new sewer system for the city. Even though the citizens committee headed by Mr. Harvevy Morris has made progress arid should be commended for their Interest and work on the project, I do not feel that the voters of Illythevllle will pass on the plan that has been submitted to the city. In the first place, I do not believe that a. project of this size should be awarded to anyone company on a one bid basis. In my opinion the City should ask for sealed bids on the .sewer system, after they have decided what they want to do, and to set a certain time for opening bids publicly at a council meeting. Second, I do not believe that the voters will accept any plan as long as they feel that they are going to have to help pay for a sewer system in new additions that either do not have sewers at prc.sent or hooked on to the present system at a SMALL cr,.st which did not amount to a fraction of the amount, paid by tax payers who paid for the old system over a period of 20 years. Could this bo one reason the present system is .so overloaded? I believe that the former committee tried to sell the voters on the idea that they woiil dnot be paying for the Sewer System In the North part of town but evidently they did not .succeed nor do I believe they will accept the present plan unless some other method is worked out. It seems to me that the citizens in the west end of town have a possible solution or it seems to have eliminated their problem so why couldn't tlie city be divided in districts and the sewer sys- stem paid out on that basis. I am not an engineer and possibly this plan would not work but until they come up with a solution that convinces the people that they are getting their moneys worth and are not paying for someone else's sewer I do not believe it will be accepted by the people. As I staled I think that Mr. Morris and his Committee should be commended for their work and believe they are going in the right direction. Yours very truly, dene Strickland. It Can Become a Dreadfully Cold, Unfriendly World Peter Edson's Washington Column — Views of Others Importance of Desire to Grow Two Billion Dollar Scrap Metal Industry Gets Antitrust Check "Are we harming America for our children?" Is the question asked In one of a series of articles on taxes being published as advertisements by N. w. Ayer and Son, Inc., a national advertising concern. "Many people think that the progress of America is due to our natural resources," says the ad. "But there are other places in the world that have greater resources than .we possess. "The fact Is, the greatest resource that America has is the desire for Improvement. The desire for a better and a fuller life. The desire to succeed. The desire to grow. "Why, then, Impose a penalty on the very growth we seek? The mis-named Excess Profits Tax Is Just such a penally. It punishes any business that succeeds in producing more of the good things in life for Americans. It does this by taking four dollars out of every five of the earnings a business should use to grow on. "A tax like tills is especially hard on small, new businesses. As soon as the company turns out new or better things that people and the country want, demand begins to prow. Filling it calls for more machines, more employes, more plant .space, more raw ivmterinls. "Tills takes money. Once this money clime from the business it.self. The owners saved out of earnings and ploughed the savings bflck. The 'Excess Profits Tax' makes that practically impossible now. "This is an unhealthy thing — for UK today and for our children tomorrow. Many of the businesses that future generations will rely on are little businesses now. Take away their opportunity to grow and you take away the ability to fill America's coming needs. "Some day, some of the older businesses will dry up and need replacing. What Is to take their place — If an unreasonable tax destroys the true mainspring of growth? ^ WASHINGTON — (NBA) — D not ever speak of them as "jun dealers" again. Tlie scrap met! ndustry — if you please — ha now become big that it Is bi ing given antitrust invest gation by tb Federal T r ad Commission. T be investigate for alleged mon opolistic practl Pfiter Edson ccs is. of course a mark of distinction in the bus! nes world. Tlie FTC case and report on scrap metal trade is now near completion. The investigation has been going on for nearly two years. It began fn the great scrap shortage after the Korean War broke out. It was based on complaints from small scrap dealers that they were discriminated against through exclusive 'miyim; contracts which lh' big steel millf. make with a few brokers. Specifically, what the Federal Trade Commission lias been digging into is the channeling of scrap — the route it follows from pick up to ultimate purchase by the big steel mils. Last year the mills bought nearly 34 million tons of .scrap. At $40 a ton. that would amount to over 51.3 billion, which ain't junk, that scrap. Include the copper, aluminum rind other nnn - ferrous scrap, and it's a S2 billion annual business. From Hark Yard to Mill The process by which this scrap gets from back yard or cellar to be melted down for some new gad- let is almost as complicated and 'nil of protocol as a government operation. Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD First there are the collectors, i Philadelphia. It has offices and They are mostly the little fellows, who buy it by the pound. Then there are the preparers in whose yards the metals are sorted, put in heavy presses for some types of sheet metal and baled, or assembled in carload lots. Finally there are the brokers. A broker may run a yard on the sid as a hedge for his telephone bus! ness. But mostly the brokers bu_ from preparers and sell to the mills on monthly purchase contracts. The trade practice has develope n such a way that the mills Woult prefer to buy from several brokers •ather than several hundred Bmal dealers. This is where the com- ilaints of the little fellows come in. When they try to sell direct to a mill they are told that they will lave to deal through brokers who lave exclusive supply contracts. The scrap Industry Is made up of bout 2000 firms. Some 1350 of hem belong to the Institute of crap Iron and Steel, which is the rade association for the Industry, t has a swank Washington office, badge which is "the hallmark f integrity in scrap" and 24 chap- ers, like a fraternity. The dues ange from $125 to $1320 a year. here are seven firms in the top racket who are the big boys. The story of Edwin C. Barrlng- ', executive vice - president of ic Institute and its Washington cpresentative, is that there is no lonopoly in his business. On the ontrnry, he says there is too much ompetition ol a particularly vic- cut - throat variety. Dealers uarrel with brokers and brokfrs ith preparers over price and .lality. Injrpin Is Philadelphia Firm It is generally admitted, how- 'er, that the kingpin of the in- ustry is Luria Bros, and Co. of yards in 17 cities in all major steel- making centers from coast to coast. In addition, it controls and finances many dealers. The growth of Luria is one of the romances of American business. The original Luria, a Russian immigrant, started the business as a dealer in 1889. His sons carried on the business and took in as a pal ner Max Silberman, who marrl one of their sisters. This start the tradition that a man had to born into the Luria family, or ma ry into it, to be a success in th scrap industry. But the present head of the firr Joel Claster, Is a Dickinson Colleg graduate and lawyer who joini Luria as its counsel In 1919. He past-president of the Institul Ralph E. Ablon, now president, executive vice - president of Luri In New York The tie - up of Luria contract with some 35 of the big steel com panics is one of the subjects tha las been under FTC investigation Its purpose is to increase the flov of scrap to the mills. When FTC issues its report, will be on the basis of whether ai hlng contrary to the public inter est Is Involved in present sera trade practices. If FTC finds evit ence that any of the antimonopol aws have been violated, it ma ssue a complaint, specifying wha ade practices should be elimina ed, after hearings. If there is a finding of violation :ease-and-desist orders may be is iued. These orders may be appeal :d to the federal courts within 6 lays. The steel scrap case is consider d important in that it may revea future policy line for tlie reci tituted Federal Trade. Commission inder its new Chairman, Edwarc \ Howrey. HOLLYWOOD _ (NBA) — Movies without popcorn: Jimmy Stewart is before the camera at U-I in a scene for "The Glenn Miller Story" and June Allyson, his co-star, is on the sidelines waiting for her cue. The set represents a New York nitery and Jimmy is pretending to play the trombone as he fits his actions to a recording of 'Moonlight Serenade." Every now and then, one of three musicians whose business it 'is to see that Jimmy plays the trombone according to Hoyle, interrupts to correct a lip movement or hand gesture. I'm told that Jimmy keeps a cork in the trombone during all the scenes in which he is supposed to play the instrument. "I can't stand the sounds I make as a trombonist,' 'grins Jimmy. * * • If sets are bigger and more spec- -acular in Holywood then they've been since D. W. Griffith's "Intolerance," blame it on the advent of :he mammoth, titanic, gargantuan screen. There are miles of polished staircase, marble floors and alabaster whatnots on the big sound stage at Fox that houses the huge set of aligula's palace for "The Story of Demetrius," the studio's follow up n Cinemascope to "The Robe." But it's the little things that still :ount fn movie making. Before the stars, Vic Mature and iusan Hayward, speak their lines n a scene for the film the script lerk halts proceedings. She reminds a dignified white-haired x- ninds a dignified white-haired ex- ra playing a senator to remove iis eyeglasses. Bifocals weren't worn in ancient Rome. luccess Story Marie Wilson, in a bridal gown ut lower than most brides would land for, is playing a highly em- tional scene with Bob Cummings n "Marry Me Again." TV's Irma Peterson listens as TV's Mr. Beanblossom tells her their marriage is off because she's inherited a million dollars. As Bob talks, Marie's chin quivers and her eyes fill with tears that spill over and course down her cheek. It's such an un-Irma- ish performance that Director Frank Tashlin congratulates her. But just before the guns are fired, an animal trainer leads Dry. dock of the set and substitutes another camel. Drydock is gun shy and goes to pieces as an s.ctor when he hears loud noises. And that's Hollywood, Mrs. Jones — a star like Scott Brady doesn't have a stunt man to step in and do the scene for him, but a gun-shy camel commands a stand-in. ~ • New 3-D Thriller Hundreds of beauties in shimmering costumes that cover very little ar* milling around on the colorful set of RKO's new 3-D swashbuckler, "Son of Sinbad." The scene to be filmed involves and-grits accent is explained away In the escapist film by references to him as a South Persian) Vincent Price, Mari Blanchard and Sally Forrest. But before the action starts, Price inspects his costume in a mirror and frowns at his gold-encrusted jacket that's slashed down the front a la Alan Ladd. "When the men have to show cleavage," quips Pr ce, "then you know it's Jane Russell's studio." ' the Doctor Says- By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NBA Service SO THEY SAY This nation's best chance to stop and defeat tlie Soviet menace short of war is a hard-hitting, stcpperi-up campaign of psychological warfare. —Lewis K. bough, American Legion Commander. * * * Such a humanitariim program will bring results saving human life and building friendships. — Herbert Hoover on President Eisenhower's plan to give surplus food to friendly countries. * * t A military disaster in Korea would mean a political disaster from which the UN might never recover. — Sen. Alexander Wiley (R-Wis.). * * * Democrats have been accused of plowing under surplus pigs, but we never plowed under surplus farmers. — Democratic National Chairman Stephen Mitchell. * * * They are asking him (Denmark's King) to sell automobiles and I am sure lie doesn't know about it. I am going to ring him up and toll him. — James C. Pctrillo, president of American Federation of Musicans. * * * I want to say espically for the Dally Worker that we do "Mtack" clergymen, but we will expose them when it is necessary to''do so. — Rep. Kit Clarcly (R-Mich), on Investigating allged Communist Infiltration of the clergy. One of the great medical tri- imphs of modern times is the ncrca.scd possibility for life of >abies who arc born prematurely. Only a few years ago tlie majority of premature ba,bi'?s were doomed to almost immediate death. Now premature infants who can get immediate hospital care have an ex- I those who arc cellent chance of survival. diseases or o A baby is considered premature if its weight is less than 5 1 .. pounds; the smallest infant which is knowii to have survived into childhood weighed just one pound at birth. In between these figures, a larg number of onbies tiro born each year who require expert care in order to live. At first little incubators Just large enough for one baby were used. Today nrany modern hospitals have air-conditioned cubicles with temperatures ran^ini: irom about 75 to 100 degrees, which are kept at the proper humidity. This is much safer for the premature infant than any kind of wrappings. This system permits regulating the heat of the infant and has brought about a revolution in the care and chances for hie of these tiny babies. Also, present knowledge of feeding premature infants has i;rotitly Improved their chances. Premature babies are weak and ofton have to bo fed almost eommiinu.slv sometimes with n medicine dropper. This requires a i;ivat deal of care from the- nurse. Premature babies who live past the danger period arc just as likely to "be healthy, live long and ' achieve fame as those who are born with normal size and weight. Premature Babies Grow The rate of growth of premature babies is faster than full size infants, so that In a few months or a year or two they usually catch up with their larger contemporaries. After a short time, too, they are no more susceptible to born with normal ther troubles than size. A great many people who were born prematurely have achieved fame. Among them are Napoleon, Darwin, Voltaire, Newton and Rousseau. When it is realized that only small proportion of the premature babies of older days lived past infancy, we can expect that even more prominent and famous people will come from the muc larger group of premature babies who survive today. South had started the hand with a singleton club. Declarer's next step, naturally enough, was to take the spade fin esse. The queen of spades rode around to West's king, and now West had to make the important decision. It was perfectly clear that South had three aces for his opening bid and his later strong bidding. It was equally clear that the defend- > JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Defensive Play Ingenious and Risky By OSWALD JACOIiY Written for NBA Service Sometimes a defender's best play is simple and painless, but in :oday's hand wo see a defensive play that was both ingenious and risky. West opened, the queen of clubs, and dummy won with the nee. When South had to follow suit with the king, tiwas quite deal- to everybody »t the table that I WEST AK64 VK7 « KQZ AQJ1062 NORTH l; AQJ83 V J 10 9 52 « J83 + A EAST (D) A5 » 1076! A987543 SOUTH A A 10 9 72 VAQ83 « A94 *K East-West vul. Eat South West North Pass 1A Pass 2» Pass 3» P. lss 34 Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 Q ers could take only one spade and one heart, and therefore needed two diamond tricks to defeat the contract. West's "normal" defensive play was to lead the king of diamonds. Obviously, this would not produce two diamond tricks for the defenders. South would surely win with the ace of diamonds, and West could eventually take the queen of diamonds, but dummy's jack of diamonds would remain to control the suit. All of this Hashed through West's And a press agent quips aloud: "Gee, Marie, you're a Helen Hayes with clevage." Scott Brady is tlie star of "El Alamein" at Columbia but he's sharing the camera against a background of sand dunes and desert expanse with t. movie camel named Drydock. The scene calls for Scott and the camel to be ambushed. The big, climactic scene in which Guy Mitchell and Gene Barry fire away in a shooting duel while Rosemary Clooney and Doanne Gilbert stand on the sidelines enjoying the excitement, is being shot by Director George Marshall in Paramount's bigdscreen musical, "Bed Garters." Very much in evidence are the skeletonized, stylized sets that make this new movietown song and - dance show big news. Tons of gypsum dyed an orange - yellow hue cover the sound stage. Western costumes in rainbow shades dreamed up by Edith Head would make ordinary cowboy stars at their most resplendent look like mourners at a funeral. At intervals, giant fans blow tons of well-advertised smetl remover over the set. Fish oil has been used to make the yellow-orange dye adhere to the gypsum that's used as sand in the film and. without the stench eradicator, the set would have the pungent odor of a Chinese fish drying factory. mind since West was an experienced bridge player. As a result, West was able to make an ingenious but risky return without much hesitation. He led back the deuce of diamonds. Now look at the hand from declarer's point of view. When the deuce of diamonds is returned, it doesn't seem likely that West has led from the king and queen of diamonds. Hence South does not expect to gain by playing dummy's lack of diamonds. There was a fair chance, South thought, that West lad led from some diamond combination that included the ten. In any such case, the winning procedure was to play a low diamond rom dummy. When South played a low diamond from dummy, East natural- y played the ten of diamonds, and "louth had to win with the ace. This ave West two diamond tricks, vhich he was able to cash when gained the lead with the king f hearts. West had given declar- :r a chance to make 11 tricks, but iis risky diamond return was the nly defensive play that had any nance to defeat the contract. Fernando Lamas Is getting i nitery act together for Las Vegas and points east after he finishes "Lost Treasure of the Amazon" for Pine-Thomas. Arlene Dahl won't be in it—a switch from an earlier decision to co-star on night club floors, too. Hmmm. 75 Yeart Ago In BlytheYillt — "Korea" was the topic of the program given by Mrs. H. Lynn Wade at a meeting of the Woman's Society of the First Methodist church Monday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Joyner have returned from Okemah, Okla-, where they have been visiting Mrs. Joyner's parents. Headlines: Howard Hughes and Companions Finish World Record Flight at New York. So many people put on airs or buy on the installment plan that you seldom hear the old- fashioned statement from acquaintances that they haven't got this or that because they can't afford it. Fruit Cocktail Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Pear-shaped fruit 4 Fruit of the apple family 8 Citrus fruit 12 Fruit drink 13 Dash 14 Maple genus 15 Dung beetle 16 Depicting 18 Great joy 20 Subterfuges 21 Nothing 4 Danger 5 Butter substitute 6 Way of doing 7 Finish 8 Fright 9 Part of eye 10 Horse's neck hairs 11 Work units 17 Expunger 19 Money 27 Posled 41 Foregoes food 28 Mexican coin 42 Fleshy fruit drawers 29 Arabian gulf 43 Arrow poison 23 Move to music 31 Rude stone 44 Chafe 24 Ordered tool 22 Kind of cheese25 Persian poet 33 Fore-tellers 24 Seethe 26 Heating 38 Called 40 Ceremonies 26 Ages 27 Health resort 30 Charm 32 Made a bird's home 34 Kind of plum 35 Fold 36 Bitter vetch 37 Tardy 39 Famous English school 40 Ascend 41 Friday (ab.) 42 Arabic figure 45 Causes 49 Curses 51 Negative word 52 Far (prefix) 53 Heroic deed 54 Direction (ab.) 55 Lampreys 56 Poems 57 Morning moisture DOWN 1 Wilt devices 16 Comfort 4V Not one 48 Simmer 50 Self-esteem 2 Sacred image 3 Flowcra

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