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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, May 31, 1952
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PAGE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 81, 1958 TBE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS \ THE COURIER HEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publish** A, A, FREDRICKSON. Editor ' ?AUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: W«lla« Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u> »econd clas» matter at Vh« pott- office at BlytheviHe, .Arkansas, under act of Con- freM, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city 'of Blythevllle or my suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within » radius ol 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 Anrt the trees said to the fJg tree, Come Ihou, and reign over us. KuL I he tig ire* *ald imto them, Should I forsake my aweetneM, and my good fruit, and f» to b« promoted orer the trees? —JudffM 9:10, 11. * + * Content thyself to be obscurely good.—Addlson. Barbs • The more you let your friends gab about themselves, the more interesting they think you *re. * * * Thlevet stole three Indian blanket* from ft firalrf tourlnf in New Mexico. We'll bet morn »n4 dad are on ih« warpath. • • * • Think of the money Uncle S»m would save by »o*. spending it to find out what the cost of living ha* done. We all know, anyway, » * » Bometlnw* the real reason a teMow atopi fo- foff with a ftrl IK a parent. * * i * A still blew up in a Kentucky shack juxt be- fen federal officers arrived. Well bet the drinki were on the house. Memorial Day's Meaning Is Food for Thought We were p;Iad to note that Memorial Bay did not go unobserved here. In recent years, there hag been lit*!e in the way of Memorial Day observ- ancei here and we can't help but feel that current events point up a need for keeping this day in mind. Th« <ky WM marked hsre yesterday with the placing of wreaths on Lt. Edgar Lloyd's grave by the Legion Auxiliary and on the Rev. H. T. Blythe'i grave by Mayor l)an Blodgett. These were fitting observances, we feel, for they suited the quiet solemnity called for by the import of the day. Memorial Day is too often converted from a day in memory of our war dead to one of play for living citizens. With two world wars behind us and the threat of a third global conflict constantly at hand, these are times in which we need to contemplate the course of current events. If enough people think long enough about the meaning and reason for Memorial Day, it is conceivable they might eventually discard both their present differences and indifferences in the interest of halting the increased numbers whose memory we honor on this day. Public Majority WSB Voice Compromise Can Give The Sennte Banking Committee's proposal to strip the Wage Stabilization Board of its present broad jurisdiction !n labor disputes and reconstitute it without either labor or industry representatives seems headed for heavy trouble. The existing board has balanced representation from the public, industry and labor. In the view of many in Congress, this has not produced recommendations in the general public interest. The voice given to the contending " parties to labor disputes hag, they feel, been too great. The Senate committee's answer is to propose a board composed entirely of -.-.-: public members, on the theory that thus the public outlook will dominate any recommendations made. Naturally organized labor will combat this measure with all its energy. Conceivably, industry also might object; The complaint is simple: no representation means inadequate consideration for the contenders' viewpoints. An alternative idea that baa gained some support in Washington is to have a five-member board with three public representatives and one each from labor , and industry. Thi» arrangement still would ajwur« « majority *t public mem- bjr» without denying iom« representation to the chief contestant* in dispute*. The 3-1-1 plan has within it tlis el»- ments of compromin« ( nince it falls between the somewhat extreme Senat* version and the present balanced board. But the plan may hav« more than that to recommend it. It may be the most intelligent solution to the problem. We must start with the evident necessity of making the public interest paramount; hence it makes sense to weight the board predominantly in that direction. There seems to be less wisdom, however, in freezing out all representation for the contenders. The defenders of the all-public board would argue that such an agency of course would give full hearing to the views on nil sides. Yet this is not the same as affording labor and industry formal assurance of that through established Representation on the board. As a practical matter, spokesmen for the two will need to be consulted closely and often. Neither side could thwart the will of the majority public members, so it is not easy to see why this representation should be denied. Certainly labor would not be satisfied even with the 3-L-l arrangement. . But the aim is not to satisfy labor or industry but to create a board that will give reasonable representation to all parties, yet act in the public interest. The essence of fair and sensible compromise exists in the 3-1-1 proposal. It or another dedicated to the same objectives would seem to be called.for. Call Me Mister Let's Face It- The National Safety Council throws out « statistic or two that should give us warning of peril on the highways in the months ahead. Gasoline consumption in the United States for the first two months of 1952 Is up 10 per cent over 1951. This figure ia generally used by the Council in computing highway travel. This 1952 increase, coming before vacation driving hns really begun, presages the greatest total of travel miles in U. S. history. And since the death curve tends (o follow the travel curve consistently, we may be in for a new high in motor traffic fatalities. These deaths are the grimmest of all reminders that this country doesn't have its highway problems even half solved. When will we get around to facing up to this difficult situation? Views of Others Passing the Gravy Judging by a vote in the House, members ol Congress are burntng-anxloUK to sHp through a notorious chink, in the Income tax law which now is barred to them. Tlio Internal Revenue BureAii has ruled that congressmen officially live both In Washington unrt In their home districts. So, says, the bureau, they may not deduct from their taxable Income the sums they spend on travel of living in either place. John McCormack, Democratic floor leader in the House, proposed to eliminate this "discrimination against members ot Congress," as he called it. He stuck an amendment on an appropriations bill to permit congressmen to deduct their expenses In Washington, where they arc or should be mart of the time, and the House adopted the amendment. This is going beyond the privllep-s granled businessmen. It would permit congressmen to deduct the bulk of their living expenses—not Just the cost of a business trip— back home to see constituents, say. And H was done in a sneaky way—by being- inserted In an important measure which had nothing to rio with income taxes. II the congressmen ore ns election-minded as they seem to bo. however, they would do better to reverse the McCormack proposal. Instead of climbing aboard the gravy train, they would stop it—for themselves and everybody else. —Birmingham (Ala). Post-Herald SO THEY SAY Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Cdion's Washington Column — David Facing Nevada Goliaths: Mechling Is Hard Ca mpaigner WASHINGTON (NBA) — Of all unusual political campaigns being waged this year, the candidacy of 31-yenr-olcl Thorns B. MechUng for Democratic nomination BS U. S- senator from Nevada merits special attention. Newspaper and radio people around Washington remember Tom Mechling as a tall, handsome kid, an ex-Marine with a brilliant record In the Pacific, who came hers after the war was over. He first got a part-time Job with a low-pow- Peter Ed son erect radio station. But he was soon graduated from that and In time began to cover Capitol Hill for one of the confidential, inside-dope business letters. He waa a University of Missouri School of Journalism graduate. * * + EVERYONE who heard told him he was crn?,y. "I'm going to run next year," the kid insisted: "I've been around Washington for nearly five years. I've watched R-hat goes on on the floor of the Senate, and I'm sick of it. "Pat McCarran has ruled the state of Nevada too long, and I'm going to see if something can't be done about It." Tom Mechling disappeared from the Washington scene and went back to Nevada to spend the holidays with his pretty wife's folks. Tom hart somehow managed to save $6000 while in Washington, He had bought a car and a trailer. It Is pretty easy to lose track of people who drop out of sight that way. But the other day there came a report of Tom Mechling from Box 335, Wells, Nev. "Thomn s B. M ech ling, Demo - cratic candidate for U. 5. Senate," it said, "hns now completed the first three months of what he promised would be the most extensive personal campaign ever undertaken in the State of Nevada." * » • THE REPORT gave a statistical run-down on his progress to date. In spite of one-week's—get that-one week's enforced idleness in a Reno hospital for an appendicitis operation, he has personally contacted 23,000 out of Nevada's 75,000 registered voters, rung 25,000 doorbells, visited 5000 stores and offices, worn out three pairs of shoes and two automobile tires, had two pairs of pants torn by dogs, and made 123 speeches. Candidate Mechling reports further that he hns not actually been bitten by any dogs himself, though one ranch goose did take a nip at him. Young Mr. Mechling Isn't really running against his arch-villa in. Pat McCarran, In'this campaign. His opponent in the Sept. 2 Democratic primary is Alan Bible. Mr. Bible Just happens to be Senator McCnrran's Reno, Nev., law partner. But that gives young Mechling a pretty' good talking point. To have two partners from the same law office running the affairs If any one State in the U- S. Senate would seem to be Just a little too much of a good thing. MECHLING'S chances of upsetting the powerful McCarran-Bible machine are of course terribly slim. Seventy-six-year-old Pat McCarran has been in the U. S. Senate for 20 years. In that period he has built up his own power and influence in Washington as chairman of the Judiciary Committee, where he has passed on the appointment of every federal judge and district attorney. He has also built up at home what is probably the most dictatorial political control of any state DORS. Senator McCarran has achieved thte distinction in Nevada by giving personal service to the special requests of the sparse population in his state. If sheep ranchers can't hire native herders Pat gets a private bill passed to import 'em from Spain. He has helped the sons, of numerous Nevada families get their education by finding them patronage jobs in Washington which enabled them to attend colleges and universities in the capital. • * • HE IS THE defender of Nevada's liberal gambling laws and the opponent of reformers who have proposed federal taxes on such enterprises. His poK'er is so great that he has been accused of ordering the hotels and casinos to withdraw their advertising from publications that have dared to oppose him politically. Senator McCarran now faces a million-dollar damage suit under the fair trade laws for allegedly influencing this kind of advertising boycott against young Hank Oreen- spun, publisher of the Las Vegas Sun. HOLLYWOOD — CNEA) — Guys' and Dolls: "Everybody thinks of Eddie Cantor as he looks today. I can show you photographs of Eddie at 24 and Keere Brasselle looks Just like him." That's how Producer Sidney Skolsky answered Hollywood and Vine critics who lilted surprised eyebrows when glamor-boy Keefe was announced as star of "The Eddie Cantor story." But Keefe was okayed by Cantor and signed by Warner Bros, for the role without a film test (he did an Impersonation ol Eddie singing "Whoopee"), and that's proof of Sidney's Judgment, which wasn't wrong about Larry Parks as Al JoLson. As Sidney sees it: "Kfefe has the same kind,of vitality, drive and nervoHsness as Cantor. You c»n't do It Just with make-up." There's not one worry line In Keefe's face about being pegged as a Cantor type after the film is released. He commented: "r look like Eddie as he looks today only when I pop my eyes and comb my hair his way." • • « Hollywood's glamor queens have forgotten to act—off stage. That's the word from Buddv Rogers, the screen's hcart-thronber of the early '30's, who short-circuited theater air-conditioning systems with his hot celluloid romancing of such fiery feminine stars as Clara Bow,and Nancy Carroll. "Clara and Nancy were more vivacious than any of the modern stars," said Buddy. '.'They realized that movie fans wanted a perpetual show. They were always acting. They even acted in their cars gong home." What happened to handsome Juddy's movie career? "I WM the clean, polite type KU; rhn was always winning the j>!rl,' ie rrinned. "Then Cagmey came iloni; and pushed a grapefruit in Via* Clarke's face, and I was wash- rd op. The knock->m-down, draj- em-out lovers became the rage." Buddy's been touring supper clubs —"Every once in a while I get the urge to play the bugle"—starring on New York TV and now plans a series of TV films to be made will a mobile camera unit in Europe this summer. He and wife Mary Pick ford sail for Rome on June 12. About his perennial youth, Budd said: • T played golf yesterday with Richard Arien. You should havi seen him. He looks like my son." There's not as big an Income tax break for stars involved in those could be used. West opened the deuce of dia monds, and Mr. Strouse properlj spotted this as a singleton. He therefore put up the ace of diamonds at once and tried to draw trumps quickly with the ace and jack of spades. West took the second round o trumps with his Tcing and led a heart, still hoping to get a ruff. Mr Strouse blocked this plot by taking the ace of hearts instead of tryint a finesse. He then led the ten of spade from dummy and dropped the nine from his own hand. With th trumps thus drawn, he led the nin of diamonds from dummy, Intend Ing to let it ride for a finesse i East played low. East saw that his diamonds wer located, so he put up the king o diamonds and returned a low club Mr. Strouse had to ruff the club but now it was easy to cash th queen of diamonds, ruff a low dia mond in dummy, and force entry to his hand by returning a heart. East could take the third defensive trick with the king of hearts, but then declarer had the last trump and two good red cards to win the rest. tlx Doctor Says— By EDWIN T. JORDAN. M. D. Written for N'EA Serrlce Today we know more about war than we know About peace. The American soldier of the future must be a cnisndc for peace in the truest sense of the word.—Gen. Omnr Bradley. * * * I do not think the public should be forced to guess or conjecture as to whether a man is a Communist I think the public ts entitled to know. —Movie producer Howard Hughes. * * * Trie use of the lash (for repeated drunken driving) would put the punishment on the Individual, where it belongs. Instead of on his family.—Minneapolis Judge Tom Bcrgirj. * * * Simple quotations from H (The Bible> are not recognized and are often attributed to Shakespeare and other writers.—Dr. Cyril Haroctt, Archbishop ol York. A condition in which a person is unable to see well in dim light usually poes under the name of nlght- bllndnc.s-s, Q Please discuss night-blintine?s and what causes it. Are large doses of vitntnin A of any merit R. B. A—ri Is known that nlght-lillnil- ness In many or Ml rasrs Is closely associated with vitamin A In (he body. For example. It Is common In dlahctm, probably beransr Ihf hotly los« Its ability to prepare vitamin A. i H Is also rflatecl to other conditions In which the vttamln A con tent of lhe Wood Is lowered. For Ihl rra.son. many peopt* with nleht bllndness are Improved by tielni plven vitamin A. and of course, by ^ treatment M diabetes or any other- condition which may be found to ' b« responsible. Q—Please elaborate on a discussion of Hlrschspruncr's disease. What arc its causes and TreaUnent? Mrs. F, P. O. A—This Is * condition In which the lower bowel Is irreally enlarged at blrlh. A rhlM with this condition Is usually sinnted In growth. and lhe abdomen becomes enormous; sometimes months elapse between bowel moxemenh. Xumeroiis ( enemas or laxatives may be u?ed In treatment, bill In recent years various surirlral procedures have com* Into favor. * • • Q—Whrn my hutband is sick, the doctor always tells him to drink [ cinper ale. Someone told me he must have a cancer as caiirer patients are always told to rio this. Reader. A—This h certainly not true, sign of cancer do drink frlnger ale. * • » Q—I have a lump instrie my cheek which I was told is a stone in the gland, and the doctor sairf it was the same ns a stone In the kidney or bladder. I have never heard ot such a thing. K. I. L. A—It Is perfectly true that stone* similar to kidney or bTaddrr stones can form In the salivary glands. Q—What Is your opinion as to the effectiveness of elulamlc acid for the backward child? Mrs. D. B. A—There; have beeTi « Irw technical reports which Indicate that the nse of ithit.imfr acM may be able In Improve lhe Intelligence to some extent. This work, however, Is In the stage of what Is railed ex- r>erimentation. and cannot certainly as yet be recommended for yen- era! use. * * • Q—My younz son was recently hit In one eye with a rock. The doctor says the retina was torn. Is there any type of operation? Mrs. M, T. M. A—There fa an or*ration for detachment of the retina, and the question as to whether It should b* done on this young boy shimW be (*fcen up with an expert at the earliest pc^ole moment, * * • Q— There Is a lady In our town '.vho some 3D years R?O had syphilis and ns a result lost the eight of one eye. This lady now comes to my house and eat.* off my dishes and uses my bathroom. Are the members of my family in any rTnnpcr E. N. W. A—?;<>, syphilis U not if read Ln • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACORT Written for N'EA Service Class Will Tell In Bridge Tourney One of the most important bridge tournaments of the year is the an- mml Bridge Week, held this week in Los Angeles, and at the end of August In Sun Francisco. The quality of the play In this Coa^t classic may be gauged from the hand shown today, played -50 percentage dealt with tTX M people suspect. Alan Ladd Ju»t ttgtv d one and points out that the Mp. est revenue on » movie eom«< ta e flrat year for a no-r«ductioa c rate. 'But what Is Important," he said, Is that JlOfl a month 10 years from w could be very welcome." • • « Hollywood m»y frown •• Mr. nd Mrs. as romantic i«*m«, hot uswIoYis Corinne CalTet and bab- by John Bromfleld believe they can ring box-office bell* with some etllnlold moochinf. Playing a daredevil Navy frier tn Plat Top" «t Monogram, John d«- laredt "We're working on everybody for chance at a co-starring film. Ve've even got * plot idea — i ox 'ho marries a French girl and ring sher to his small home town "i Kansas for their honeymoon." Bromfield Just nixed a TV deal or 39 half-hour science-fiction II ms. He said: "The script was fine and he money was right but the role equired that I'd wear a musk In all 9 films. I've always felt sorry for hat Lone Ranger guy. Imnglne a 'iam always hiding his mug." * • * Peppery Italian movie cutle fiyl- 'ana Pampaninl Isn't popular with he over-40 boys back in Rome, el- her, since she lashed out at such mature movie lovers as Clark Gable. Charles Boyer and Spencer Tracy. I Italian star Gino Cervl slipped m« v :he latest from Italy just before ths ocal opening fat the Laurel thea- er) of an Italian version of "Let tflserables," now dubbed In English, n which he's co-starred with Valentina Cortesa. Srlvana's quotes, h« reported, poi her In the dog house with Haly'i older actors — and their wives. The Italian people, he reported, lore In. £Ttd Kerjrman hut Liz dn Leo's career has slipped since she an. nounced her "engagement" to Robert Taylor. Nobody, according t» Glni, i« enirasin' her for film*. Glimpsed on a newsreel marouee: "Latest Flood Pictures. Also Johnny Ray." 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille J. J. Daley has returned from Memphis where he attended a meeting of J c Penney store managers. Tom Mahan, who is serving his internship at the Polyclinic at New York City, left today after spending several days with his mother, Mrs. T. J. Mahan. E. M. Terry. Jr., and B. F. Gay have returned from Columbia, Tenn., where they have been attending Columbia Military Academy. " California Caravan © NEA The boys at the store decided It must be a little discouraging to Senator Kefauver to see how unpopular investigators are in his party. He undoubtedly knovn where a lot cf corruption bodies are buried. Ai a candidate far the Presidential nomination, that may not be exactly an asset w*O) the professional politician*. Answer to Previous PuzzT* VORTH SI » 10 7 6 J « A»62 » A83 *K7 WEST BAST (D) *K84 «9 VS75 VK!0« » 2 » KJ75 *AQJM5 +109SS3 SOUTH AAQJ93 VQ J3 « Q108S4 + NOM North-South vul. East, We*i N«rta Pass Para 1 * PJM 2* ]* 3* 3* Pa« 4* PM. Pau Pax Opening lead—4) 1 by Clarence Strouse. of Hollj-wood, in last year's Bridge Week. Mr. Strouse's decision to bid four spades was based largely on the fact that the opponents had b!d clubs so strongly. It seemed highly probable that North had no high cards In clubs and must therefore have some !• UH Md wite. Ttwra M HORIZONTAL 56 Formerly I 5 gig 57 Hops' kiln California 58 II is lhe sta(e event of 1849 °' motion 9 California Is P»=ture s a state of the 5a Observes west VERTICAL 12 Great Lake i Equipment 13 Pseudonym of 2 Shield bearing Charles Lamb 3 Falsifier 14 Portuguese 4 Abandon India S Tears 15 Exclamation 6 Rubber Iree of sorrow 7 Perch 16 Seines 8 Hurries 17 Pilfer 9 Hideous 18 Peruse anew monster SO Allowances 10 Plunder for waste 11 Refuse sugar 2J Legal point foots 23 Driving 19 Roman bronze command 21 Crimson 24 Laths JTOtTerj 31 Small flap* 32 Strike* 33 Card game 34 i« California's biggest Industry 3! Red plan** 36 Former Russian ruler 37 Make ready 3»Hug« twine 40 Individual 41 Organ o( bearing 42 Fortification 45 Looks fixedly 49 California had an o£ Spanish rule JO Direction 53 River valley SH 54 Correlative of neither f?T UCcremoar 23 Obtains 24 Cease 25 Low haunt 26 Capable 27 Weary 28 Lohengrin's bride 29 Horse color 30'Character 32 Rabbit 35 Ways 36 Screeds 38 Grass gonm 39 Natural channel 41 Compound ether 42 Nevada city 43 God of love 44 Short barb 48 Uncommon 47 Other wise 48 Harden* 51 Island in a river 52 Station (tt>.)

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