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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 27, 1953
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FACE FOUB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIEn NEWS MONDAT, JULY 27, 1953 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bol« National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.,' New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered «s second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCBIPTION BATES: 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 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And tnelr words seemed to them as Idle tales, »n4 they believed them not. — I.uke 24:11. * * * God has revealed many truths which he has not explained. We will just have to be content to let Him know some things we do not and take Him at His word. — B. A. Copass. Barbs some girls are about It. iments by their clothes. They wear. How vague some girls are ambout it. * * * If dad uses slamr he's selling « bad example —if he doesn't his kids think he's old-fashioned. * * + According to a political writer, most politicians are dull and need some effective gags. That's What we call a sense of humor. * * * - How does a woman ever live to be 100 when •he stays 30 so long? * * * Men are funny! Lie to their wives so they can get out to play poker, when, If they stayed' home, they wouldn't lose any money. Republicans Face Dilemma In Rising National Debt If the Republicans are now compelled to raise the legal debt limit from its present level of ?275 billion, the anguish in many GOP hearts will be great. In fact, the situation is so full of little ironies that the pain may well prove excruciating for some lawmakers. To begin with, it could prove very damaging politically to have to accept responsibility for boosting the limit. The Republicans, as everybody knows, campaigned for a balanced budget and lower taxes. Both goals seem at this moment a bit remote, and may still be when 1954 — election year — rolls around. Yfct apparently there is no way to avoid this step. The ?9.3 billion deficit for the fiscal year that closed June 30 pushed the debt to $272 billion. Of course, the budget that produced this deficit was a product of President Truman's administration, but tbnt affords slight solace to wincing Republicans who must soon face thfe voters. The GOP discomfort is compounded by the Democrats' position in t h i s matter. Whatever the facts about the fiscal situation inherited from Mr. Truman, the Democrats will be able to trumpet that their opponents actually raised the debt ceiling. If this move is made, Democratic votes in Congress will be needed, un- 1 questionably, to help bring it about. For enough Republicans are sure to figlit it to force President Eisenhower's lieutenants to look to the other side of the aisle for backing. So the Democrats will assist the GOP to accomplish an action which they may then proceed to denounce as proof that the Republicans' promises of economy were false. 'The Democrats could, if they wished, play it another way. They might decline to lend voting aid. Then the ruling GOP would have to put the new and higher limit across all alone, or face the unprecedented dilemma of a debt limit which will not accommodate the expected deficit of this current fiscal year. Not a happy outlook, and one can understand the syuirming and fretting that has followed upon its disclosure. The Republicans are learning what the Democrats had come painfully to realize before: the government has grown so large it is almost unmanageable. Only in the glib words of the campaigner do you lop off whole segments of this huge empire. There's an old saying that enemies never really conquer China; they are in time absorbed by it. So it is, it would seem, with big government. Maybe He's Just Tired In more peaceful days there's a good chance that Kenneth Wherrat, of Gloucester, England, would have spent the rest of his days in bed. Kenneth, 18, simply doesn't like to get up. He quit getting up in the 1 morning three years ago, simply because he'd rather stay in bed. His mother took him to doctors, but they said there was nothing really wring. Kenneth just didn't like to get up. Unfortunately, Kenneth .is due to be called into the British army in a few months. They've got nasty things called sergeants in the army, Kenneth. They are tyrants and may even make you get up before noon. So you'd better get lots of shut-eye while you can, old chap- pie. You're in for a great awakening. Views of Others Would CIO Like Probe? It is amazing how shortsighted and even downright foolish some big labor bosses can be sometimes in defending what they regard as their interests at the expense of the public interest. The case in point is the outraged accusations leveled at Air Force Secretary Harold E. Talbott by acting CIO President Emil Mazey over the cancellation of the aircraft contract held by the Kaiser interests at their Willow Run plant in Detroit. In cancelling the contract, Mazey said, Talbott displayed a "callous disregard" for the aircraft workers who will have to seek new ojbs. "Callous disregard," indeed. If the Air Force hadn't cancelled that contract, it would have been guilty of "callous disregard" of the national welfare. * This is the contract whereby the Kaiser people were supposed to build Fail-child C-119 Packet planes of the type used by the 18th Air rorce. At the time the contract was cancelled, the cost of the planes had shot up over a period of months to an estimated $1,500,000 each, while Falrchild, which designed the plane, was producing them for considerably less than $300,000 each, or about a fourth or a fifth of Kaiser's price. We hope Mr. Mazcy demands, and gets, a thorough Investigation Into the whole affair. It would be interesting to know why the cost of the planes shot Yip so high and why so few of them were produced. It has been rellablyjreported that labor practices in the plant were abominable, that "fcath- erbedding" and just plain loafing were common. Skilled and high-paid ah-cra-ft workers were kept busy counting rivets, an utterly useless occupation, for lack of anything else to do. Such nn Investigation might well reveal "callous disregard" of another variety. — Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. Around and Around It Goes This year's drouth has given the government an opportunity to unload soem of its huge supplies of cottonseed products at bargain rates to distressed cattle raisers. The cottonseed pellets nnd meal that nre offered at $35 a ton to cattlemen were acquirer! by the government at a cost of $60.50 a ton to the taxpayers, But principally- because of the government's price .support operations cottonseed feeds in this area are selling in .small lots on the open market for $05 to $100 a ton. The government has more cottonseed products than it knows what to do with. Distressed cattlemen could use these products, but they can't afford the prevailing market price. But thn artificially high prevailing price is maintained by government support purchasing. So now the government is dumping its cottonseed products at n 50 percent loss to the taxpayers while continuing to support the open market price. This is a rather insane state of affairs that applies to the government's whole effort to isolate producers from the realities of the marketplace, How long it can go on remains to be seen, but it isn't hard to guess the final outcome. The ancient and Inexorable law of supply and demand will prevail in the end. — The Daily Oklahoman. SO THEY SAY When a fellow lives In a ranch house and drives ft ranch wagon it must give him a funny feeling to see a letter-carrier arrive on foot, toting a big load, and after dropping a few letters in the box on the front porch, strike out on foot for the next ranch. — Lexington (Ky.) Herald-Leader. * » * If Russia would stop milking us by feeding its occupation army from the land, and shipping reparations to Russia, we would have enough food. — Hungry East Beriincis on food shortage. * * * American Army KP's in Germany now will punch a time clock when they report for work. Tills is an improvement on the old-time sergeant who was not only tougher, but unpunchable. — Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch, * » * It. seemed like every sailor on the ship came down to take a look at me. They didn't say n word. They .lust stared. — Joan Garrison, 18, who stowed away on buttle cruiser U.S.S. Los Angeles. * * * Jnpan is fast becoming the dominant country in the economic lite of the far east,. — Clayton R. Shoemaker, industrialist, returning from economic survey of 18 countries. * * * Dock strikers in Hawaii refused to load military cargoes for Korea. Probably trying to show they're Just as much entitled to statehood as New York or California. — Fort Myers iFlx.i Newi-Preu. Greatest Invention Since Gunpowder Peter Edson's Washington Column — Reports Indicate Red Satellite Revolts May Be Exaggerated WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Confidential reports reaching Wash ington now indicate that many stories about uprisings agalnsl Communist auth- oritics in Rus- sinn satellite countries have been greatly exaggerated. The stories of strikes nnd riots In East Germany are fully confirmed by authoritative e ye- svKncss accounts fr.le.r fidsoo ind admissions of the Communist- controlled East German newspaper .IicmscJvcs. Reports from the satellite coiin- ries, however, arc mostly attributed to refugees fleeing from rum- irod disturbances elsewhere. Checks on some of the reported •lots in Poland and Czechosolvakia lave failed to produce confirma- ion. The United States has diplomatic missions in both these c.oun- ries with direct access to some ourre.s of information. They have •nrificd first-hand that there was nucli grumbling over recent Czech •urrcnoy revaluation and Hew e controls But there have been 10 revolts against the Czech KOV- Tnmcnt yet-. Reports of battles ifiainst Soviet tanks in Poland Hive not been confirmed. The government shake-up and efonns in Hungary were official- v iinnounced in Budapest and con- irmed by American observers here. The United States ,hi\s no missions in Bulgaria and Albania. But there hn vc been no reports f serious trouble there, nor in loivumia, where there is a U.S. ipolomatic misKion. Washington officials see consid- rable dnnnor in creating too much ronfidcnco in this country hat the Communist empire is •enkint,' up. Now H s The Bunny Hop What the Republicans have that e Democrats didn't have is — mong other things — the Bunny !op. This brand new dnnce hit is rase with the Washington oungev set under the new admin- stnition, according .to capital BO- icty band lenders.' The number nils for a conga chain kind of • ne-up. Sidney, who batons for some of ^ .10 capital's best debs, reports : that when college students get go- ins on the Bunny Hop at Chevy Chase country club, parents stop dancing to watch. Meyer Davis, another Kocialite tune-maker and Jack Morton, who handles the down-beat at Congressional and Kenwood country clubs, confirm these statistics of the latest dance rage. Antitrust Moves BELIEVERS in a much milder U.S.. antitrust policy were delighted by Atty. Gen. Herbert Brownell's selection of the two men to head his new National Committee to Study the Antitrust Laws. The co - chairmen be Aast. Atty. Gen. Stanley N. Barnes, now head of the Department of Justice Antitrust division under * Mr. Brownell, and Prof. 3. Chesterfield Oppcnhcim of University of Michigan Law School, Believers in a tough antitrust law enforcement policy were equally dismayed .by this appointment. Assistant Attorney General Barnes, though a California Superior Court judge before coming to Washing- > ton, had no previous connections with antitrust law cases. This of course gives him nn open mind on the subject, and makes him an un- 'tale. Agriculture got rid of six million bushels of surplus wheat through a sale to the Greek government, which in turn will sell it to the government of Egypt. Now Js rnised the very pertinent question of why the U S. couldn't sell it to Egypt direct in the first place, without Greek middlemen? The eKplanation is that Egypt had used up its purchase quota under the International Wheat Agreement, but still wanted to buy more. Greece, on the other hand, had not used up its quota. So the deal was made for the U.S. to sell Greece, for resale to Egypt. By this double play, Egypt was able to buy at around $1.80 a bushel. If ,the Egyptians had gone into the open market, they would have had to pay the current price of around $2, Or if they waited till after July 31, when the new wheat agreement goes into effect, the price would be $2.05. Hires Expert Help THE Institute of Scrap Iron and Steel has just hired an expert to help it get ready for World W*r Til, if any, and thereby hangs a Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Ann Sheridan has found the TV series she's been looking for— and it turns out to be a continuation of a movie. If all the plans jell, it will be husky-voiced Ann in "The Life and Loves of Vermillion O'Toole," playing the character she created in U-I's "Take Me to Town." Jacques Mapes, the art director and hotel heir once linked with • JACOBY ON BRIDGE One Mistake AH That is Needed By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service South made a fine decision when he jumped to six hearts In today's Jiand, West's bid of three spades and North's failure to double for penalties made it clear that North haa only limited strength in 3y.ides. Hence there was every reason to expect that North would have substantial strength In clubs to help make up his no-trump opening bid. There would have been no story to tell if South had been as accurate in the play as he was enterprising in the bidding. He made only one mistake, but that was enough to do him in. West opened the jack of diamonds, and South won in his own hand with the ace. He led a low rrump to dummy's king and returned a trump to hi* own hand, tJWITI KOftTV <D) 4A.Q4S VK&63 + X63 1A8T 4871 ¥765 4834 North 1 N.T. 4 V Paw 4k Nont * VAQJ10S ^ * AQ *J 109 84 2 •North-South vul. CM* Sou* Wett Pass 3V 3 A Pass B f Pas* Pasg Opening lead— + J prejudiced co-chairman. On the other hand, Prof. Qppen- heiin has definite ideas favoring reform of the antitrust laws. A year ago he wrote an article for Michigan Law Review. In it lie made 19 major recommendations for overhaul of antitrust laws tind elimination of overlapping; jurisdiction between Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission. The expert is Robert Benes, former chief counsel for the scrap metal section of the Office of Price Stabilization. Benes is generally given credit for drafting a series of amendments to scrap - meta! price regulations during the Korean war scrap shortage back in 1951. By allowing "commercial tolerances" of dirt in scrap met a' sold to the steel mills at ceiling prices, some scrap dealers made This article led a general mo- | big money. Also, scrap metal brok- vcment among chambers of com- i crs were given an $B-a-ton spread mcrce and bar associations for [ for sorting scrap before selling il :hnnging the antitrust laws. At ,hat time Prol. Oppenheim advocated a privately financed committee to advise Congress on writing a new Antitrust policy. Instead of following this program, Attorney General BrowneU chose to name a government commission whirr" would be under his control, to make the study. No an- louncement has yet been made on whether members of Congress will to the mills. S8-a-ton spread figure, the scrap industry ac- , This which cepted and profited by during the Korean shortages, cropped up again the other day in Congressional hearings. Only this time, spokesmen for the scrap industry were protesting against the U.S. armed services' use of big presses for baling sorted scrap in order to get the serve on hip commission. The benefit of the $8 spread in- eal- membership will be named in Aug- vage vsales. This spread should be .ist, nt which time it will be known only $2 or $3 a ton, the industry whether any advocates of more ! now maintains, vigorous antitrust policies will be) Th assignment to'be given Mr, 'ncluded, to present their point of Benes by the scrap men is to get all those things straightened out, fo put the inoustry on a war basis It was a cute $11 million deal imfnediately, in case another em- by which the U.S. Department of j ergcncy ariiscs. Egyptian Wheat Real the Doctor Says— By 3DWIN r. JORDAN. M.D Written tor NEA Service place. A PERSON who has excessive secretion of the saliva must be quite uncomfortable. Q—Is there any cause for a great excess of sal'.va in Jne mouth? It seems to be a family characteristic, but I am really quite uncomfortable and embarrassed at times. Mrs. S. J. A—Tms peculiar condition of excessive saliva secretion is known as ptyalism. Sometimes it is associated with nn easily identifiable inflammatory condition of the mouth or nearby regions which Q—Does losing your third child in a placenta pracvia birth mean that it is dangerous to have more children even after having had two r or an indefinite period of i normal children with normal births? Mrs. M.B. A—One can have perfectly normal births and normal children following a placenta praevla. There is an increase in frequency of pla- used f Q—Would you please say something about arsenic poisoning? I , . .. . it, nil muiuiisi; nt iieuutjuuy 01 pin- have been suffering from this for \ m ^ , a ^ M ^ g tyne n » m . a long nme and w-onder how long , . f childrcn lo | sl OQ .t will take to get over it associated with the rapidity is said in the inquiry , h , , , , b „ ' * 0 concerning how the arsenic poisoning was acquired. Certainly the j consu ' Ucd first step is to trace the source nnd make sure that no further arsenic is ncnerflting into the system. The second step is to try to increase other. Your obstetrician should be concerning your own particular problem. can be corrected: m some in-j the elimination of arsenic through stances it is associated with gen-1 the kidneys and bowrts. For this eral diseases, some of which can i purpose a chemical substance de- i to u " ™ the program at i.he next be successfully treated and some vclopcd during World War II, com-1 Patien A THRILLED Sth-grnde pupil confided in her teacher: "I'm going nt Teachers meeting.— Talla- monly known as BAl,. is .probably i hassce (Fla.) Democrat. the most promising. With regard j ~ lo the cliirntion of symptoms, one] Little Boy — You mean my little not. In many cases, however, no definite onuse can be found, though it is said often to uccoinpany neurosis, or pcrhnps rmollomil in- can only say that they may last, j bvoiher or my big brother? stability. When a cause cnn be dls- for weeks or months, nnd [Lie kid- j Grccncvllle iTcnn.) Sun. covered, of course, this should be ! neys may remain permanently j treated as indicated, but when not, j damaged 'to n Rrr.nter or lesser! DESPITE the hJfih prices of whls- little can be done except, perhaps, riCRt'ee. I should like to be more ; key. a nickel drink of it is still io use driifis of' the belladonna encouraging about this condition, j available in the south, a recent au- fnmily which, hn\vpv<* r , must be but the Jmporlnnt ihinp is lo nvoid lopwy shows—Carlsbad (N.M.) Cur- givea wtUi curt and cannot be j poisoning from Arsenic in the first rent-Argus. \ a serious error. South's next step was to lead a low club and finesse dummy'6 ieven. East won with the queen of clubs and returned his last .rump. This defensive maneuver left only one trump in the dummy. South could not ruff out the clubs with only one trump and could not make his slam contract without establishing the clubs. South made his mistake when he drew a second round of trVimps. After drawing one trump, he should have cashed the ace of clubs and surrendered a club to the enemy. If East returned a trump South dummy to take care of his clubs, could win in his own hand and would still have two trumps in Ke could ruff a club, get back by ruffing a spade, ruff another club, and return once more by ruffing a ppade. Now he could lead out the last trump end cash - his good clubs. Ann romantically, will produce the telefilms. It Lucille Ball and Desl Arnas can do it, so can Betty Gvable and Harry James. Now that Betty's no longer at Fox, watch for an announcement from them about a video series. Just as we told you weeks ago, "My Little Margie" will become a movie, with Gale Storm and Charles Farrell. Yep, they decided they were just the type. Hollywoc\1 may sizile. but Gale stops her Las Vegas night-club show with th» same song at every performance. The song's tittle: Television Is Here to Stay." George Raft, unhappy with the pay, is bowing out as the star of "I'm the Law," in which he was a partner with Bud Abbott and Gou Costello, . . It escaped newsprint but Randy Stuart, the pert Mrs. Biff Baker, shed her husband in Breen, the former movie moppet, the Santa Monica courts. . . Bobby is due for a coast-to-coast show. Karen Chandler's idea of a summer TV replacement;: A different repairman, HOLLVWOO DTV BOOM . H you don't think TV is boom- Ing in Hollywood, here's an ey« opener: Television — live and film. — is employing twice the number of writers of major studios. By ' fall the TV scribes will outnumber the movie writers by 3 to I. Press-time blueprints for Red Skelton's return in the fall:: 39 shows with 12 on film. Paulette Goddard wesri » Wry cloth sarong in Ford Thester't "The Doctor's Downfall." Now we know the reason s for th« doctor's downfall. . . New movi« name to TV: Arlene Dahl in t dramatic series for ABC-TV, hitting the air Oct. 3. All TV offers for Mario Lanza »re being nixed. There's still too much Lanza —233 pounds. . . Rita Johnson is i contender for the Jane role In "My Friend Irma." . .. Peter Loree and Charles Addams, of ghoulish cartoon fame, will do a horror series for CBS. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville IT'S ALL RIGHT to read all this poetry about "books in running brooks," but who wants to catch a book? It's bass you're after.— Lexington (Ky.) Herald. Miss Mae Dixon returned last light from Hatttesburg, Miss., where ihe has been visiting for ten days. Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Leech have returned from Battle Creek, Mich, ind other points of Interest in that itate. Spencer Alexander who nas been making Ms home in El Paso, Texas, for the past two years returned lonie yesterday to accept a position as bookkeeper at the rirst National Sank. This is the time of year when ' kitchen gardens, started in the spring by husbands, are taken over by wives or weeds. History Lesson Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 1 French heroine, Joan of 4 She w?s the " of Orleans" 8 American colonist, •William 32 Damage 13 Monster H Toward the sheltered side 15 Mineral rock 16 Deans' residences 18 Tidiest 20 Heads 21 Sesame 22 Finishes 24 American •naval hero, John Jones 26 The bailie of Lake • 27 Self (prefix) 30 Herons 32 African fly 34 Favorable balance 35 Engraved 36 Egyptian spirits 37 Equipment 39 Minus 40 Possessive pronoun 41 Bring forth young 42 Roman river 45 Raphael's — Madonna 49 Dislikes 51 Automobile " dub (ab.) 52 Earth 53 Woody pUnt 54 Serbia's capital 55 Finishes SBSaintcs (ab.) 57 Furtive DOWN 1Theban god 2 Unusual 3 Animals 4 Pattern 5 Grows old 6 Angrier 7 Lair 8 Peels 9 Pen name of 23 Saltpeter 24 Dry measure 25 Site of Taj Mahal 26 Compound ether Charles Lamb 27 Ancient 10 Poverty 11 Cape 17 Senior 19 Laid baked clay Greeks 28 Employs . 29 Spreads to dry 47 Fasten 31 Jungle beasts 48 Simple 38 Classify 40 Dioves 41 Worms 42 Story 43 Russian tsar* -the Terrible 44 Twist 46 Arrow poison 33 Splendor 50 That Ihins'i

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