PAGE EIGHT BLYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JULY 28, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, 'Publblwr HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDBICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Mtntger Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member o! The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or »ny suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations But they shall sit every man under hl» Tine and under his UK tree; an* »»i» lh»ll make them afraid: for the month »f «1» • lord of hosts hath spoken It. — Mlcmh t:«. t * * • It is in the relaxation of security, It Is In the expansion of prosperity, it is In the hour of dilation of the heart, and of its softening into festivity and pleasure that the real character of men is discerned. — Burke. Barbs It's our own fault that gamblers have fifty- two clean-up days a year while we have only one. * * * You don't have to wait until »ny particular season to can a certain brand of iour p-apw. * * » A west coast man temporarily lost his voice after his first plane ride. It doesn't cost much, men, to take the good wife up. i * * * Dry cleaners have no trouble at all getting In on the rravy — and cgf stains. * * * Most people agree that it's a poor idea to quarrel before company — and then forget that two Is company. Schools Slighted Today, Consequences Tomorrow The Amtrican people are carrying the highest tax burdens in their history. They are supporting the biggest peacetime defense effort and tending heavy assistance to other parts of the free world. So this is not time to scold them for not digging deeper into their pocketbooks. Yet some of their domestic problems soon will be getting seriously out of hand if more funds are not directed toward meeting them. The deteriorating condition of U. S. highways, frequently remarked upon, is one such problem Another is the declining physical adequacy and educational quality of the nation's schools. Not long ago a commission of top educators examined the financing difficulties of the colleges and universities. Its report was bleak. Now the New York Times has completed another college survey and its findings are no rosier. One of every three liberal arts colleges — as distinguished from technical a>:d other special institutions — is running in the red. This ratio is higher among the small independent schools, which are harder hit all the way. Even schools partly supported by religious groups are having trouble. But red ink is far from the story. Some schools are reducing their teaching staffs. Some have begun to lower academic standards to keep going at all. In other words, the financial pressures, fought off for so long, at last are starting to be felt by students in the shape of poorer education. How long can we countenance a developing degradation of educational standards? Proudly the experts tell us these days that we are enjoying the highest ., standards of living we have ever known. :~ It is indeed comforting that our stom- ' achs are so well cared for. It is reassuring also that we can provide the defenses to keep us secure. But what about the minds of our young, the leaders of tomorrow? Our civilization will not in the end amount to much if we are content merely to live the lives of well-protected vegetables. Our colleges are the fountain of learning. Hfere the unknown is explored, and here the fruit of exploration is passed on to'the young people who later will try to guide their country to ever higher destiny. With all our tax .burdens, wfe had better give some pretty hard thought to this before we stand by and watch our crucial educational standards slid* further. We are playing with our country'* and perhapi the world's future. Views of Others Lawlessness In The U.S. The president at the American Bar Association, a Texas attorney named Robert O. Storey, said recently that residents of the United States were the most lawless people In the world. He called the problem an enormous one, which should attract the attention of lawyers in every stato. Among other things Storey said: "The bar has never given sufficient attention to the problem of criminal justice in America. As a profession dedicated to public service, It is a regrettable but undeniable fact, that we have done 1 more to protect property rights In the civil courts than we have to punish criminals and preserve human rights in the criminal courts." He also pointed out that in law, civil practice Is more remunerative and also more pleasant, which has resulted In the lamentable fact that most young lawyers today prefer to go into the civil field rather than the criminal field. Despite the fact that F.B.I, records show that all crimes, except criminal assault, were on the increase In 1952, this trend Is continuing in the legal field, he said. Unfortunately much of Mr. Storey's criticism Is justified by the facts and H Is about time for the American people to do something about correcting the situation. If the answer lies In expanding operations of the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department of Justice, these operations should be expanded until the rise In lawlessness in this country Is checked an« turned into a steady decline. — ColumblaC Mo.) Daily Tribune. Remember? In gazing ruefully at the unexpectedly high federal deficit for the fiscal year Just passed, one cannot but be reminded of the sage financial advice given by Mlcawber to David in Dickens' "David Copperfleld." "Annual Income 20 pounds," said Micawber, "annual expenditure nineteen six — result, happiness." "Annual Income 20 pounds, annual expenditure 20 pounds aught and six — result, misery!" It will be remembered that despite the fact that this advice Is sound, Micawber himself was never able to follow It. The Federal Government would appear to be in much the same fix, — Savannah Morning News. Grass Roots Will Decide An old but ever-nccurte truism holds that In the long run a people get the kind of government they want nnd deserve. For instnnce, public desires and public pressures will determine whether we will have ef- liclent, economical government — or prodigal, drunken-sailor government. Representative Norris of New Hampshire touched on this by Indirection when he said, "We have reached that point in the session when the full impact of protests against appropriation cuts really hits us. It is at this point we always begin to wonder whether folks really want economy, or only think they do." The future of our government will be decided In the grass roots, not in Washington, — Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. Incentive Reports from England are that public service improved remarkably when the labor government's ban on the use of brand names on gasoline (petrol) was lifted. Chemical tests show that there Is frequently little difference In the quality of gasoline sold under various brand names. Competitors make all they can of such differences as do exist and then go out of their way to promote their products with good service to the motorist. No substitute has ever been found for the Incentive of competition in trade. No substitute can or ever will be found for it. — Tal! .hassee (Fla.) Democrat. SO THEY SAY Since the rioting, the Reds nre promising to moke East Berlin a better prison. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. * * * Union Lenders contemplating action are advised to hurry and get nil their striking done early. Economists say that 4,000,000 jobs will disappear very soon/— New Orleans States. * * * Pome In Which Is Pointed Out The Fnct That All Must Share The Toll Of The World: If there's lots of work to do. Part of it is up to you. — Atlanta Journal. * * # The true value of horse sense Is clearly shown by the fact that the horse was afraid of the automobile during the period when pedestrians were laughing at It. — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus, * * * A Philadelphia mother complains: "Hou 1 can I teach my son to say 'genuine' when his TV cowboy heroes say 'gen-u-wine'?" The answer is ft sstmple as turning off a switch. — Ashville (N.C.) Citizen. » * * People In debt usually have to settle down before they can settle up. — Ellzabethtown cKy.) News. + * + The difference between the mountain and the seashore as a vacation spot is that in the mountains the limbs are bare In the winter time. — Klngsport (Tcnn.) Times. * * * A lot ol parents pack up their troubles and send them off to • summer camp. — EllRvllle (G».) Sun. 'Shucks, I Thought These Folks Were An Democrats!' Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Current Events and Camp Plays; Bender Answered on Wolf-Killers Frtr Ed SOD WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Let Rjitlio Moscow make of it what it will, but hero's an Item which .ecms to be fraught with significance of something or other. ;) It is contributed by a colleague: "Like many summer camps, the one my daughter attends in Maine sends parents mimeographed weekly newsletters describing camp iiciivil cs lb< me we just received ells of the Historical Pagennt on illy 4. Each of the several cabins vns instructed to present a scene if an event in American history. ?he girls were told to plan and resent (hen- skits without assist- nice from the adult camp staff. "There wns the usual Landing if Columbus Entrance of the 13 Original Stntos, SinninK of the De- laratinn of Independence, But the wo that won (up prizes were the which separated the 3rodie Twins (born joined at the .ends) and the execution of the Uxsenber^s uhe atom spies.) " 'The opt:rfUion looked very IcviUi,' gushcrd the Cninp Direc- or in her newsletter to parents. But oh, the instruments.' On the osenbers execution, which took irst prize for ingenuity and c a really thought, out presentation, she aid, 'I thought our old jelly mold uid served ns almost, every- hint? but, it never w;us a death ap before.' " Wolf Control Bared OHIO Congressman George T. lender made n record short .speech ,ie other day in which he asked nly: "Mr. Speaker, did you know that he United States Fish and. Wlld- fe Service is hiring college gradates to shoot wolves from air- lanes?" A check at Department of Inter! evealed that the Pest and Rodent ontrol branch does have four col- ege graduates in Alaska, but they ave other dulies besides wolf con- rol. They nre graduates in game inurement and are responsible ir keeping n tally on the amount nd kinds of game above the Arc- tic Circle. They are supposed to supplement nature by keeping a favorable balance of species in the area, by shooting wolves. No Income Tax PUERTO RICO will observe its first birthday as a Commonwealth in July. Congress made the island self-governinq: a year ago, without giving it statehood such as Hawaii and Alaska are now seeking. Under this arrangement, Puerto Rl- cans enjoy all the privileges of American citizenship—without having to pay Federal income taxes. New Pests In U.S.A. SMITHSONIAN Institution scientists have discovered three new kinds of cockroaches invading the United States Most threatening is the Matleria cockroach. It is believed to have originated in Africa, but it stowed away on ships to the West Indies and eventually came to the U.S. The other invaders are the snot- ted Meditewanean roach, which has been found on Cape Cod,, and the East Aivicjin roach, which made its appearance in Florida. Butter and the U.S.N. U.S. NAVY is apparently going to be the last stronghold for butter eaters in America. Army and Air Force are now authorized to serve oleomargarine to their troops, but not the Navy, where it's still against the Hw. Serving butter to U.S. seamen goes back to the ration laws of 1795. At that time ,it was ordered that on certiiin days the men be issued "two ounces of butter or one gill of oil." Issuance of an oil ration gradually dropped out, but in 1913, Frsnklin D. Roosevelt, then ruled that the use of margarine Assistant Secretary of the Navy, conflicted with basic ration laws. In the last two years, bills have been presented in Congress to permit, but not require, the Navy to serve margarine. Dairy state Congressmen have seen to it that the bill was killed. Gifts for Latins PRESIDENT EISEN H 0 W E R took such a beating for sending a pearl-handled pistol to Egypt's first President, Gen Mohammed Naguib, when U.S. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles visited Cairo, that this particular type of gift was omitted when Dr. Milton Eisenhower, the President's broth- er, was sent on his good-will tou of Latin American countries. Instead, the State Departmen has announced, to each of the Lntin American Presidents, Preslden Eisenhower sent an autographei photo in a silver frame. The gift are reported as being a great hi and there has been no unfavorabl publicity cabled back to th States. Tour Talk The tour of Dr. Eisenhower ant. Assistant Secretary of State John M. Cabot has been making onlj a few lines a day in U.S. papers but throughout South America I has been a big news event. So far, onlj Guatemala, as migh be expected, has been throwing propaganda rocks at the junket Here's a typical comment from Guatemala City official radio: "Mr. Milton Eisenhower, broth er of President Eisenhower, has arrived in Quito as a messenger of true friendship. He is accom pained by our hermetically sealed acquaintance Mr. Cabot. Mr. Ei senhower held a two-and-a-half- iiour press conference. We are sure Mr. Cabot took this opportunity serve the beautiful Equadorean .anclscftpe." This was 9 not too veiled crack .t the Assistant Secretary, who on an earlier vLH to Guatemala, expressed an interest In seeing the Guatemalan scenery but didn'1 show the least interest in giving the native leftist government a key to the U.S. Treasury. McCarthy and CIA WISCONSIN Sen. Joseph B. McCarthy may lose the first rounc in his fight to investigate Central Intelligence Agency personnel, but he will probably get what he want in the end. Stopped now, Senator McCarthy will have his chance to bring up the Bundy matter later on. CIA cannot be questioned about how it spends its money, but it must come back tn Congress every yea for its appropriation. Senator McCarthy is Chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee which handles State and CIA funds. This will give him his chance to question CIA officials as much as he pleases. This was the same forum which Senator McCarthy used to question Dr. James Bryant Conant. High Commissioner to Germany. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D- Written (or NEA Service A request has come in from a citder who .snid she saw an article ne of the.se columns on adoles- ence in girls, but "what about oys". The tidolcscent boy, between jout 13 and 18 years old, is no 'ryer a little boy nov yet a fully ii'ture man Adolescence in boys nmes somewhat Inter than In rls, and brings entirely different •oblcms. I', is a normal siate of k* and n normal stage of rievelop- L'llt. The adolescent boy has neither e experience nor the maturity to i!ve many uf his new problems ilisfnctorily alone and the result often shown in erratic and pccu- ir behavior, especially at home. ic adolescent boy needs the synv ilhy and understanding of hi$ tvents, find he needs mhiH com- nionship, too. This docs not mean the com- nionship or his own age should e excluded because Hint would -t be right at, nny npe. Strange "hnvior, however, should be tak-, in stride and not too much ade of occasional lapses from nvcntlonnl manners. Surh be- Uavior, providing the home lile htu ' previously been satisfactory, will disappear with maturity. No Dividing: Line There is no sharp dividing line between adolescence and maturity. Sexual instincts arise at this time and should bt discussed early and (ra'ikly with parents or physician. Accompanying these new sensations and awareness of the world are problems with which everybody has to wrestle to a greater or lesser degree. The normal boy should be allowed increasing freedom year by year rather than held in too tight control for several years and then put entirely or his own. Many par- en's find such gradual adjustment to their growing sons difficult to accomplish — but they should try. At any rate, the attitude of the parrnts helps to develop the independence and stable nervous systems which all parents should want for their sons. HAS IT OCCURRED to the baseball moguls'that one way to get the crowds into their parks like they used to be might be a baseball game like we used to see?—Greenville IS. C.) Piedmont. • JAC06Y ON BRIDGE Students Play in St. Louis Contest By OSWALD JACOBTT Written for NEA Service When the National Champion ships begin in St. Louis, the first NORTH A 103 28 » A10764 + A 10 4 3 WEST (D) EAST *J8652 4KQ VQ1098 VJ763 4K983 »QJ 2 *None +K762 SOUTH AA974 WAKJ • 5 4QJ983 Both sides vul. North Eut South Wot Pass Pass Pass Pass P»ss 1* 3 + Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 1* 5 + Opening lead—V 10 evrnt on thft program will b« a I pair event for students. Only liigh Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Th Laugh Parade: It happened at La Vegas and Bob Hope can star blushing. A newshen for Magazine LAS VE-GAS was assigned to inter view the celebrities in town anc felt mightly important rubbing el bows with toe great and nea: great. Then came a crusher: She ambled up to Bob Hope, pa( in hand, to ask for a humoroui quote. Before she could open her mouth with a question, Hope seized her pad and pencil, scribbled his auto graph, and was swallowed up in the casino crowd. Crooner Russ Landl tells of the two bopsters sitting at a table in a night club located near a rail road track. A freight car jumped the track crashed through the building anc knocked the bopsters into the street. "Man," said the first cat, "did you dig that crazy floor show?' "Yeah," said the other, "but that bouncer was the end." Shirley temple and her husband, Lieut. Comdr Charles Black, wen to a matinee performance of "The Seven Year Itch" on Broadway shortly before they returned to California. Excited by old friend Vanessa Brown's performance, Shirley dashed backstage to congratulate her between acts. A tough doorman Informed Shirley that nobody was allowed in the dressing rooms of the actors until after the final curtain. "But Vanessa will want to see me," said Shirley. "You see, I'm Shirley Black." "I wouldn't care If you were Shirley Temple or Shirley school students and college undergraduates are allowed to play in this event. This restriction does not mean that the quality of the tillage will be low. High school and college students bave a great many things to think about, but they somehow manage to pick up a considerable body of bridge knowledge somewhere alrng the way. The chances are that the students will not be as pood as the older masters, but iiey won't be very far behind. An example of the skill to be expected of students may be seen in one of the hands played in this gear's Intercollegiate Championship. The hands were prepared antl sent out in advance to more han one hundred colleges, and he official scores show that a very arge number of tables actually •cached the difficult game contract )f five clubs on this hand. The play requires forethought and caution, qualities for which Indents are not supposed to be loied. Here again the students urprised the critics by coming up with the right line of play n most cases. The correct line of play, follow- 3 d at most tr-bles. Is for South to win two top hearts and ruff a leart with a low trump in dummy. Declarer next takes the ace of pade trick to East. East returns a trump, and iouth wins. Declarer must now uff a low spade with dummy's ce of trumps. The fall of the pades has warned declarer to nafce his play in order to avoid ,n overruff. South can get back to his hand y cashing the ace of diamonds ml ruffing a dimond and can now uff his last spade with dummy's of clubs East can take his hig of clubs then or later, but outh can win the rest of the ricks, making his game contract. Booth," barbed the doorman. "A rule is a rule at this theater." Little Story The starlet looked abashed, reports' Don Porter, as her escort at a night cmb announced: "This is a good time to tell you we're through. I'm asking tha waiter for separate checks." Visitors to the nursery of Portland Mason, small daughter of James and Pamela Mason, are pop-eyed over the tiny tot's favorite doll, dressed in a miniature mink coat. Pamela's expl- nation is a surprise. "I want Portland to get used to mink so that when she grows up she will be Immune to thff stuff as a temptation." Harvey Lembeck. the comedian of "Stalag 17," was discussing a Mexican film offer with his agent when the phone rang. Harvey asked his five-year-old son to answer it and tell who ever It -was to call back in an hour. The tot picked, up the receiver and said: "This is the Lembeck residence. Daddy's on location in Mexico and he'll be back in an hour." Producer Sam Spiegel tells It on Patrice Munsel, when It appeared that atorfc complications would shut down filming of "Melba" in London, and on fiery, tempetuoua Martita Hunt of "The Madwoman of Chaillot" fame. Martita, angry because she had seen forced to cut short a vacation in Prance to do the picture, sat fuming in her dressing room while London's most skilled doctors fussed over Patrice and word spread that the singer would have So be rushed to a hospital to have ler baby. Finally Martita stalked out of ler dressing room, stormed up to Patrice and exploded: "Amateurs. Dilettantes. Re- •nember, young woman, you can lave a baby any old time. But roil get the chance to play Dame Melba only ONCE in your life." A Penny Saved... CASINO patrons at the. Sands lotel in Las Vegas watched with amusement as the graying man groped on hands and knees under a slot machine. He was looking for a few nickels spilled on the 'loor when he unexpectedly hit a ackpot. Very few who watched the little 'cene recognized Ezio Pinza, vorld's greatest operatic bass-bar- tone—whose salary at the Sands at the time was $17,500 g week. • 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— Mr. and Mrs. o. W. McCutchen and Mrs-.s. S. Sternberg returned ast night from Hot Springs where they have been attending a Bailey rally. President Ike's enthusiasm ; may have started a lot of new i people playing golf, but no- j body's heard of the games of I the old regulars being improved. 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