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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, July 24, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT (AKK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, JULY 24, 1988 THE BIA'THEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Awlstunt Publbh* A. A. rREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Mtniger Sole National Advertising Representative!: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, Entered as second class matter at the poit- ' office at Blj'theviUe, Arkansas, under act at Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, $5.00 per year. $2.50 for six months, S1.25 for three months; by mail outside 60 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For as yet they knew not the scripture, that he must rise asaln ttom the de»d. — John 20:9. * * » The Scriptures teach us the best way of living, the noblest way of suffering and the most comfortable way of dying. — John Flavel. Barbs Most tiny tots think cake Is made merely to provide some place to put frosting. * * * The lungs of the average man contain about five quarts of air. You can judge for yourself how much of It Is hot. * * * An Ohio woman Identified a man who had grabbed her husband's wallet. Who would you guess has It now? * * * Hey, girls—when a fellow promises to be faithful to the last, who were the others? » * * An ad says, "The smart husband puts soap In the water when he washes dishes." The smarter husband doesn't wash 'em. Ohio Housing Experiment May Show Way for Future It's amazing, even shocking, that wealthy as we are as a nation and as advanced as we are in many ways, the home conditions under which many of us live are so backward. For instance, about 20 per cent of t!ie average city's residential areas are slums. A great many of us, perhaps most of us, go through our entire lives without ever knowing at first hand what those slums are like. But they're still there. Not only that, but few of us realize that not only are we ducking a great social responsibility by allowing slums to exist — we're also guilty of incredibly bad economics. A commercial business would go to the wall in a week if it allowed to exist within its organization a condition like a city's slum section. Figures of the Federal Works Agency show that 45 per cent of city service costs are poured into slum areas, whereas only six per cent of tax revenues are derived from those sections. In view of these lamentable facts, it's good to see what they're doing in Columbus, Ohio. The Farm Bureau Insurance Companies, a cooperative farmer group which has amassed more than $138,000,000 in the insurance business, is laying out ¥30,000,000 of it to build a dream town two miles outside of Columbus. It's to be called Lincoln Village, for Farm Bureau President Murray Lincoln, who developed the idea, and it won't be just another subdivision, but a complete community — homes, stores, factories, parks, everything. There have been many other similar communities in v a r i o u s parts of the country — government-built Greenbelt in Washington, D. C.; Levittown, on Long Island — but they weren't complete. That is, people's jobs and their homes weren't brought together. And that's the big feature of Lincoln Village. Of the 1170-acro community tract, 550 acres will be for light and heavy industry. Already, General Motors has a big factory- alongside the development, and Westingh«use is putting one up. The convenience of factory workers being able to walk to work in 10 minutes or so almost makes the project worth while in itself. But that's not all. The whole community will be centered around the school. It will be located on a 20-acre tract, providing for large playgrounds and a wooded park. Wide buffer strips of trees and bushes will (separate home areas from factories, stores, and the railroad which passes nearby. Streets will be winding instead of laid out in monotonous squares. An ingenious system of walkways will giv« children maximum protection »gain«t auto traffic. Ai far as possible, homes will be of different siz*, shape, and cost, to prevent the sameness which characterizes »o many mass-dwelling communities. All in all, the Lincoln Village experiment sounds like something we need morfc of. It doesn't wipe out slums but it certainly helps balance the scales toward better living conditions generally. Quick Action When a government agency wants to hurry It can. Agriculture Secretary Benson asked the Interstate Commerce Commission to permit the railroads to cut freight rates for the relief of the drouth-stricken areas of Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas and Oklahoma. The ICC promptly Issued an order giving the railroads six-month authority to reduce rates on shipments of hay, feed and livestock in and out of this area. All the railroads have to do Is publish and file the temporary rates which may take effect In one day, instead of the usual 30 days. This is an example of how not to let red tape compound an emergency, —Memphis Press-Scimitar. Interested? The nation's total 1953 tax bill will be as much as the wages, rents. Interest nnd dividends received by all of us during the January 1 to April 22 period. You can read that again but the experts say It Is correct, obviously economical government nnd eventual tax reduction are In your personal Interest. —Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. Views of Others The good old days, when a smart young man could make a lot of fast bucks, are gone. And there dosen't seem to be much indication that they will return soon — if ever. A recent edition of Fortune Magazine surveys the situation In an article which the editors describe as a "commencement address of a kind yo'ull never hear delivered." The writer weighs the opportunities — financial and otherwise — facing the college graduate as an employe of a large corporation and. as an independent business man, and arrives at the decision that the odds for early and substantial success probably lie with the young entrepreneur — If he hus the characteristics which make for success of Individual enterprise. Top policy executives in most big companies number not more than one in a thousand, Fortune points out. "In brief," It adds, "not only are your chances of getting into the big money group mathematically small; you generally muko nothing resembling big money, no matter' whom you work for, until you enter the top group." And that takes time, Fortune added, pointing out that of 900 executives it analyzed, only 100 were under 50 and only three were under 40. Big money for many comes at a time of life when the living pattern has been set, and makes relatively little difference to them ns consumers. Success is more important then than its accompanying- salary increases. Taxes and Inflation have taken much of the glamour from the live-digit Income. Fortune points out. It says: "A family man who made $10,000 a year before the war would now need nearly $30.000 to maintain his prewar living standard ::t man who made $15,000 would need about $50,000; a man who made $25,000 would need about $100,000. What may also Interest you Is that a man who made $100,000 would now need about $1,000,000 to stay where he was financially." But Fortune makes another point. Taxes and Inflation do not tell the whole story. The man of substantial Income snends more than his lesser paid contemporaries for services — and while H is possible to buy more manufactured goods with the dollar now than years ago, the dollar buys less service, for '".e wage of non-industrial labor has risen with i.o possible concurrent rise in productivity. "So," Fortune reasons, "a man who makes $50,000 a year, even enough his buying power is reckoned at the equivalent of $15,000 pro-war, actually does not have the buying power that a man ol $15,000 had a dozen year asgo. That ia one reason why lie often finds himself unable to afford a relatively simple luxury like a 25-foot Chris-Craft or a cottnge at the hike or in the country." Yes, the good old days have gone. And there scorns to be no prospect of their return. — Columbia (Mo.) Tribune. SO THEY SAY Either Malenkov wanted to "get" Deria, or some people are Wanting to "get" Malenkov and they had to "get" Beria first in order to reach the Premier. — Boris H. Klosson, a U. S. State Department oxpert on Russia. * * * There is no reason why any club cannot move Its franchise elsewhere if it so desires ... of course I want to scrutinize the people coming in to find, out if they are reasonably honest and decent. — Baseball Commissioner Ford Prick. * * + I feel that if the Air Force can send Captain Wood to Tokyo to play golf, they can damned sure send him home to cuddle his baby before she's operated on — Billy Coleman, of Oklahoma City, ~ Okla., seeking recall of his son-in-law, Capt. Tilman Dean Wood, from Korea, to see sick child. * * * They forgot to insure it and have it hand delivered by the postmaster. — U. S. Marshal William A. Carroll, upon receiving franked, stamped, »lr mall, special delivery letter of dismissal from President Elsenhower, They Have Nothing If Not Variety Peter ft/son's Washington Column — G. Yates Cook, Slum Wrecker, Crusades for Better Housing WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The nost stimulating personality in Washington today—when you can catch him—Is G. Yates Cook. He is a wiry, black- haired and black- eyed ball of fire who has tackled one of the biggest jobs ever undertaken. It is a nation - wide campaign by private builders to wipe out slums in the United Peter fidsoo States. Yates Cook doesn't work for the government. He has been hired the National Association o f Home Builders—the trade nssocia- ion and lobby for the building in- lustry, if you please. Last Jan- ;\ry, at their annual convention, AHB decided to launch this pub- c service crusade to build "a new ace for America." The Home Builders took this step ot out of any altruism or deep of social consciousness. They ecicled there was money in it. lie rehabilitation of slum areas, icy decided, was the biggest thing icy could do to stop constantly eclining city property values. They hired Yates Cook to head p their cni:>;ide bemuse he knew lore nnd had done more about urn clearance than anybody in ic country. Started In Baltimore Twelve years ago, at 31, Yates ook joined the Baltimore Health epurtrneiH n. c n one-man housing vision to inspect Baltimore's urns. Almost alone, he turned the ' i\vn inside out simply by in- , sting on compliance with health, sanitation and building ordinances already on the books. He sent up a special housing | watch. "The federal government's court to deal with violations by landlords. Four years after he went to work on it, he got his first block-by-block housing law enforcement plan under way. Since then, in what has become Known as "the Baltimore Plan," 16,000 slum dwelling units have been restored at practically no cost to the taxpayers. And today, Baltimore has 40 slum inspectors at work. "Baltimore never really went after it," says Mr. Cook in somewhat of an understatement today. "The biggest thing we did was tear down fences. That showed up the dirt. "We showed be enforced,' that a law could he goes on. "We proved that the slum landlord was a powerful political force. But we also showed that one photograph could beat the best defense lawyers they could hire. "The program was never understood by the city government. We proved that larger areas could be cleaned up faster. But the city hall said we were going fast enough as it was," So young Yates Cook moved on to the bigger, national field of slum clearance. Today he is constantly on the go. From April— when he firs* took over his job- to the end of June he had visited 30 cities. Twelve of them were in Texas. For the month of July Vales Cook is booked solid including stops in Rochester. Memphis, Cleveland public housing program has definitely helped slum clearance all over the country," says Mr. Cook with conviction. Mobilizes Community Action The procedre, when Yates Cook moves into a community for action, has already been reduced to something of a standard performance. The local chapter of the Home Builders -Association arranges a rimcheon to which all civic leaders are invited. Y/ates makes his talk in crackling, machine-gun style. He shows old one-family houses "remodelled" so that one family now lives in every room, paying Sl§ to $20 a week in rent. "They say slums are low-rent housing," says Cook, "It's really the highest- priced and most profitable real estate there is. In Baltimore, one slum landlord started from scratch and in three years was worth $250,000." After shocking the leading citizens out of their complacency with about an hour of this, while they hang on every word, Mr. Cook takes the mayor or the city manager on a tour of the slums, just to show the officials what they don't know about their own community. After that they go sit down some place quietly while Mr. Cook outlines what has to be done If they want to clean up slums. President Roosevelt used to talk about one-third of the nation being ilHioused. Yates Cook says it's worse than that, because slums and Chicago. Part of the time he [ account for 45 per cent of the will be touring with Guy Holl;«- | major crimes, 55 per cent of the day, the new Federal Housing Com- I juvenile delinquency, 50 per cent Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Close- ups and Longshots: It may upset the boys on Tin Pan Alley, but Johnnie Johnston says that biggies in the record business are unfair to established singers. Johnnie had to plunk out a small fortune to record four sides on his own,' among them "Come Back to Me" by Milton Eerie, and the brisk sales are proving that somebody's wrong Says Johnnie, whose recording of "Laura" sold over * million copies:: "I'd have a better chance making records if I changed my name. The record companies don't want names anymore. They figure big names haven't been selling records lately. All the singers with big hits have come from left field. "You walk into a record company with a fry cook from Pomona and they'll buy him if he can sing." Could "Saskatchewan" be another "Shane" for Alan Ladd? ihe film on location in Canada- Saskatchewan's already mad because the location site is in Alberta—sighed and said: "I only wish I had the time and the money George Stevens spent on 'Shane.' But we've got a good SCRIPT — it's a typical Alan Ladd movie." Without a shirt, no doubt. Myrna Ley's reported ready to leave Washington, D. C.. and her State Department hubby, for a try in telefilms. . ."The Queen of Sheba" is no longer just an idea at Pox. The script's completed and the Cinemascope slate. . . Whether her studio likes it or not, Jane Russell is practically spear- iieadin ga national campaign to liberalize immigration laws so tha: European war orphans can be brought to the TJ. S. for adoption. More Confusion? MGM'S camera departmenl whiz, John Arnold, was asked if he'd write an article for a national magazine on Hollywood's new big ;creens. "I'm sorry," replied Arnold, 'but it's too confusing:. After I'd write about It, there would be more confusion." Arnold's goal for big screen is standard 35 mm. film that can be enlarged to fit any heaer screen. Dorothy Cooper, who wrote "Small Town Girl" and other big rtGM his, will pen he scrips for 3es" telefilms. . . The buzz gets ouder that Eichard Widmark's big reason for pulling: out of Pox next April Is his health. . .Big reverse at the London Palladium. Singe jal Martino stole the hand-clappin from Betty and Jane Kean, wh were supposed to be the big al traction. Jean Carroll, the gorgeous Mir Colorado in the Miss Universe cov test, is the daughter of Nate Watt assistant director of TV's "MY Li tie Margie." She lived in Hollj wood until sue was 16 without thought of film fame. But as Denver housewife she may win up with a contract at U-I. One of ary Pickford's reason for a trip to Europe: To corne former pal and partner Charli Chaplin to collect money he owe her. Sad note: Hollywood's majo studios now employ 10,900.persons compared to 24,000 six years age THE SECRET'S OUT U-I's keeping one of Glenn Mi! ler's secrets but I'm not. Th filmbiography of the famed bane leader with Jimmy Stewart am June Allyson playing the Millers shows them waltzing on their lot; wedding anniversary. But Mille. couldn't dance. All those TV announcers shouli be happy. Eddie Robinson park the cigar and smokes only cigare'- in "The Glass Web." missner. Mr Hollyday, a mortgage banker m private life, was a member of Cook's advisory committee in 'Baltimore and knows all about him. So here is a team to of the arrests. 50 per cent of the disease. "But in the last ten years," he adds optimistically, "we've made centuries of progress in our thinking." WIFE "We'd better put these • pers in the safe, hadn't we?" Hubby: "That's too easy to get nto. We'll put them in the break- 'ast nook."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. TWENTY-FIVE years from now a lot of dignified old grads are gong to fee! pretty silly at their class •eunfon reminiscing about panty raids.—Asheville (N.C.) Citizen. ON THE DAY of its final ad : ournment the legislature received many warm tributes—from its own members.—Oklahoma City Okiaho- man. MATHEMATICALLY S p caking, leople in the external triangle go round in circles because they can't ie on the square with each other.— Cingsport (Tenn.) Times. THB REALLY CONFIDENT fel- ow is the one who never runs to atch a bus he knows he is going o miss anyway.—Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written for NEA Service A disease not previously dis cussed in this column goes by the tongue-twisting name of coccidioi- clomycosis. A discussion of it has been requested by Mrs. J. P, and others. The disease has been encountered most often in southern California, but has been found in other parts of the southwest, and appears to be -spreading slowly eastward. Aside from the fact of its apparent gradual spread, it may be of interest to prnpie living in other parts of the continent because there are so many military camps in the southwest in which young men and women from nil over may spend some time, and consequently become exposed. Coccidioidomycosis is caused by a fungus. This fungus has been found In members of the rodent icings may be attacked by this fungus either through a break In the skin or more commonly, by inhaling it. It Is not spread directly from person to person, though there have been a good many laboratory Infections In those who have been studying the organism. When acquired by inhalation, there may be no symptoms whatsoever, but ii the reaction to the Infection Is severe enough, cough, loss of appetite, fever, headache, and other symptoms much like those of tuberculosis of- the lungs are likely to occur. Quite often, after » week or two, skin lesions which are sort of bumps, may appear. This kind of coccidiolddmy- cosis is sometimes known as San Joaquin fever, desert fever, or the bumps." Outlook Good It is encouraging to bo able lo say that the outlook for those attacked by the disease is genera'/ good. Most recover fairly promptly without any particular treatment. Occasionally, someone gets a form which Is pretty generalized or which attacks the mcaninges lining the central nervous system, and under such circumstances the outlook is poor. Also, the chronic type which occurs from time to time is difficult to treat because there does not appear to be as yet any drug or medicine which is particularly effective. Like some other diseases which are referred to in this column from time to time, cocodloidomy- cosis is at present largely a regional problem, and does not afflict an enormous number of people. What the future will bring, however, is another matter, and the spread of coccldioidomycosis must be watched with care. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Test Yourself In Defense Play By OSH'ALP JACOBY Written (or NEA Service When the National Championships begin Aug. 1 in St. Louis, William Joseph and W. W. Jackson will probably be on hand to defend their Master Pair Championship. In today's hand we see this pair of champions defeating « game contract by finding the only possible defense. Just lor the fun of It, and to test yourself against the winners of the Masters Pairs, see if you can spot the correct defense before reading this entire article. West opened the Jack of dia. monds, and dummy won with the WEST A K 7 3 VQ10S3 4J1Q97 NORTH (D) A J854 V J74 « A # A Q J 9 5 EAST M A 2 VK65 »KB432 Norlh 1* 2 A Pass SOUTH A A Q 10 9 6 * A92 « Q65 + 107 North-South vul. East South West Pass 1 A Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—$ J ace. Declarer led the eight of spades from dummy and let it ride for a finesse. Bill Joseph, playing the West hand, won with the king of spades.. He then came up with the only play that would defeat the contract. Stop now, and see If you can spot this play for yourself. Joseph saw that the defense needed two heart tricks to defeat the contract. It was obviously necessary to lead a heart at once. It was vital, however, to lead the correct heart. After some thought, Joseph returned the ten of hearts. Dummy covered with the jack. East put up the king, and South won with the ace. When East got the lead with the king of clubs, he cou!4 return a heart, and, West's queen-eight were good for two tricks over Soiith's nine-deuce of heiu-ts. Only leading the len of licarti will do the trick. If West Instead leads a low heart, dummy plays low, and East's king Is trapped. H West leads the queen of hearts to begin that suit, South wins with the ace and can afford to lose the club finesse to East. If East then leads hearts dummy's Jack will win the third round of the suit. The studio isn't taking am chances with Rock Hudson, whosi appendectomy was complicated b; adhesions. The studio took two dou bles to Moab, Utah, to do thi back-breaking stunts for him "Son of Cochise." Heavens to Rossellini and Llnd Strom! There'i e. Danish beaut j named Birgit (pronounced Beer' git) Nielson who's being kept un der wraps by MOM and she look: enough like Ingrid Bergman ti make a guy pop out with goose pimples. What's more, she has Ingird'i exact coloring and makes her rnov le debut In the studio's "Bhap sody" as a harpist. Ingrid, you may remember, Wai a concert pianist in "Intermezzo.' Birgit doesr.'t know "whether it'i good for people to say I look lik< Ingrid. AH my life I've been hear ing it and in all the plays I did it Denmark the critics spoke of thf resemblance. But really I don' want to have a movie career simply because I look like Ingrid." 15 Years Ago In Bly they/He Marvin Nunn ia spending thi; week in Kansas City attending ti. business. Miss Thelma Worthington has returned from a Great Lakes cruis< which took her to Chicago, Buffalo Niagara Falls, Mackinac Island anc other points of interest on the Great Lakes. B. G. West is in Hot Springi foi the Arkansas-Missouri Ginners Association convention which openec there today. Arch Nearbrite says Hollywood, in its confusion, has helped him economize by producing fewer bad pictures on which he would have spent hi r money. Home Furnishings Answer to Previous Puzzle ingredient 10 Substance 11 Cloy 17 Teuton 19 Saltpeter 23 Proportion 24 Worthless 28 Boy's nickname 29 War god of Greece 31 Get away 25 Jewish month 33 Beneath 26 Donkeys 38 Ebb 27 Stops blood flow II ACROSS 2 Always 1 Sleeping place . fleers 4 Kind of seat G „ kin 8 Floor covers 6 streal « d !2 Girl's name „ g eaKle 13 Roman road Q Fences !4 Operatic solo „„,_,,;„ 15 Bulgarian coin 16 Most miserly 18 City in New Jersey 20 Make happy 21 Serbia's capital 22 Does wrong 24 Enchanted 26 First man 27 Health resort 30 Worships 32 More tense 34 Fondle 35 Inborn 36 Wile 37 Large fish 39 Union fees 40 House ornament 41 Masculine nkkname 42 Piece of cloth 45 Compels 49 Straightening 5V Head covering 52 Curtain material 53 Notion 54 Direction (ab.) 55 Female sheep (pl.) 56 Minus 57 A ol dishei DOWN I Trouser support R|E CJ|E|N 30—II 40 Wealher on the home 41 Greek letters 42 Auction 43 Talon 44 Cereal grain 46 Individuals 47 Comfort 48 Let it stand 50 Unit of wire measurement H 1! 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