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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 19S8 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- attic* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o! Con- irttt, October », 1917. . Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban, town where curler service li maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of.50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile lone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. . > Meditations Hear diligently my speech, and let this be jour consolations.—Job 21:2. # V- * One should never be very forward in offering spiritual consolation to those in distress. These, to be of any service, must be self evolved in the first instance.—Coleridge. Barbs It'« not hard at all to always measure up if you make it a point to use the golden rule. £ * * If It weren't for the Ignorance of some parent*, Junior's questions wouldn't always be called silly. * * # Thieves robbed an Indiana store of five cases of dog food. Maybe it's their pet hobby. * * # An Oklahoma man said he financed his new false teeth through * bank. We know who put* the bite on him each month. * # # There are an awful lot of New Year resolution* now being carried out — and buried some place. Postal Workers' Pay Raise A pay boost for federal workers, as recommended by President Eisenhower, seems wholly in order. They have not had an increase since 1951, while industrial workers have gained further benefits nearly every year. It's true, of course, that the price level has been fairly stable in the past year and a half or more, but the cost of living has nevertheless gone up since 1951. Inevitably, such a proposal calls for higher pay for the heavily manned Post Office Department. But even without this additional charge on its operations, the postal service is running a deficit of approximately $400 million. Consequently, the President again urged higher postal rates to help pay for this new burden. The rates he proposed will not fully cover the pay hikes suggested, which means the deficit would be even larger. The principle of trying to make the Post Office pay its own way is a sound one, however, and there can'be no argument against the general idea of rate adjustments aimed at that goal. Specific rates, like the proposal to lift the cost of ordinary letter mail from three cents to four, may be debatable, and the Administration should come up to Capitol Hill fully prepared to show why any particular increase is justified. The President was wise to move swiftly in the matter of federal pay, and it would be well if Congress follows suit. Contrary to some opinion, men do not get rich in government service. Many perform this work at a sacrifice, and it is fair to ask that this sacrifice be kept within reasonable bounds. Senate Seniority System The seniority system is supposed to be one of the great sacred cows in Congress, particularly as applied to treasured committee assignments. But in fact it has been modified, and perhaps jt ought to be changed further. A few y?ars ago Sen. Lyndon Johnson of Texas, Senate Democratic leader, changed the system to provide that, regardless of seniority, he was going to give every Democratic senator at least one good committee assignment. That rule is still being followed, and it evidently works well. PromisiriK. f resh- men senators get early opportunity to show what they can do, which often is considerable. The Republicans so far have stuck to the old rigid seniority formula. As illustrated by their most recent parceling out of assignments, this can deprive the party of usefully applied talent, and experienced individuals of deserved opportunities. | Sen. Clifford Case of New Jersey, for example, wound up on th« relatively minor Civil Service-Post Office and District of Columbia committees. But he is a six-year veteran of the House, with demonstrated abilities. Much the same thing happened to Senator Duff of Pennsylvania when he first hit the capital. Admittedly the Republicans this year have more senators than good committee assignments, but Johnson's plan for distributing the rather scarce plums more evenly is one they might well take another look at. VIEWS OF OTHERS Dreams of Riches Anyone who hasn't been offered "uranium stocks" probably will be solicited soon, unless he Is a hermit. Speculation in this field Is so widespread the new president of the Investment Bankers Association compares it to the frenzy of 1929, and warns that "some people are going to lose a lot of money." Ontario has cancelled its agreement with the United States to curb the high-pressure safes of "penny" mining stocks across the border. The Canadians claim It was too much of a one-way bargain — while Ontario brokers were required to register with our Securities and Exchange Commission to do business with Americans, Yankee peddlers of penny stocks were flooding Canada with handbills. Meanwhile, some of the high-binders who used to operate In Toronto have moved to Montreal, and are making their beguiling long-distance telephone calls to American suckers from there. It is difficult for any government to prevent a sucker from being taken, without posting a guard over him day and night. There Is no more compelling urge than to get rich quick without working. Some mining stocks are genuine .Exploration for uranium and other valuable ores is going on, and where it is successful those who have financed it will make a tidy profit. Still, the public deserves more protection against worthless stock than it is getting. The SEC should have stricter regulations, in the meantime anyone who feels like investing In mining stock, or any other kind, had better be sure he knows what he's doing. — Knoxville News-Sentinel. Freedom to Work North Carolina's "right to work" law, along with similar laws in 18 other states, has become the object of an attack by Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell. In a surprise announcement Mitchell declared his opposition to these state laws, which forbid closed shop clauses in labor contracts. Most of these state laws are in effect in the South and West, the areas where the greatest opportunities will not be realized fully, however, if the economic policies of the South and West are dictated by the North, which competes with them in the manufacture and sale of commodities. A closed shop clause requires that an applicant for a Job become a member of a labor union, paying a membership fee and membership dues for the privilege of working. It requires that the worker shall make the union his bargaining agent in dealing with his employer. The worker not only gives up the right to sell his own services, but pays for the sacrifice of that right. Present "right to work" laws do not keep all the employees of an industry from joining a union if they wish to do so. But these laws do keep a union from forcing membership upon a worker who wishes to remain independent and believes in his own ability to get and keep a Job without paying a fee to an organization. America has grown great by permitting it* citizens to enjoy a large amount of freedom at work and play. That means freedom to do things differently. Freedom to do something the way everybody else does it is no freedom at all. In Russia today, citizens have the privilege of doing things exactly the way the government wants them to. The citizens of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy had the same kind of privilege. But in America, that is not called freedom. A worker who is forced to pay an organization to permit him to hold a Job does not have freedom. He has the privilege of doing what the organization wants him to do. He has freedom only if he joins the organization by his own choice and has the right to withdraw from it by his own choice, without the penalty of losing his job. This attack on "right to work" laws by the Secretary of Labor is an indication of lack of confidence in the ability of organized labor to prosper in an atmosphere of freedom. It shows lack of confidence in the ability of organized labor to win and keep members on a voluntary basis. — Lumberton (N. C.) Robesonian, SO THEY SAY The decision will be reversed on appeal, or there Is no justice In the United States of America. — Dr. Richard Sheppard, Dr. Sam's oldest brother. Anything is possible in a lifetime in this age — including wiping out of the life of our country. — Oen. Benjamin Chidlaw, U. S. air defense chief. ' Taiwan (Formosa) Is China's territory, and the Chinese people will never halt until Taiwan is liberated, — Red China's Premier Chou En- Lai. "Who Says. There Isn't Any Room?" Peter fdson's Washington Column — Treatment of Government Career Men Raises Serious Question WASHINGTON" — (NBA)— Why people want to make a career of working for the U.S. government is sometimes something of a mystery. True enough, for the pick-and- s.hovel workers there are long vacations, liberal sick leave with pay whether they're sick or not, and assured pensions on retirement. There are promotions in grade for those who plod along, keeping their noses clean and their .necks hi. There are a few incentive rewards for employes who come up with suggestions for increasing efficiency or saving Uncle Sam money. But it takes an act of Congress to get a general pay raise like the one this new Congress will probably pass. And for employes who work their way from bottom to top, a kick in the pants is the reward as often as not, The list of recent cases proving these points is impressive: B. T. Fitzpatrick, fired as general counsel of Housing and Home Finance Administration after 21 years to make way for a lame duck Republican congressman who has voted against government housing programs ten times. Wolf Ladejinsky, father of land reform in Japan, was fired as U.S. agriculture attache in Tokyo. The Agriculture Department's security officer said the fact that Ladejinsky, who was born in Russia, has relatives still living in Russia is enough to withhold security clearance. This ruling touched off a controversy, since the State Department had cleared him even though it had the same information on him. The uproar reached the White House and Ladejinsky wound up Operations Administration where he will help with the land reform program in South Viet Nam. The case of atomic scientist Dr. Robert Oppenheimer is familiar to everyone. For merely having supported Dr. Oppenheimer's position, Dr. John Von Neumann now faces a stiff battle getting Senate confirmation as a member of the Atomic Energy Commission. State Department career man John Patton Davies, cleared in nine separate loyalty investigations, is nevertheless let go because he is a controversial figure they don't know how else to handle. These cases present a mixture of the Eisenhower administration's security program with a straight Republican political housecleanlng. If. is sometimes difficult to tell where one leaves off and the other begins. But a clarification now seems to be in the making. The purge of government workers may have run its course. It as somewhat naturally carried to excesses in the zeal for rooting every subversive influence out of government. But exaggerated claims on the number of firings for disloyalty have deflated the inquisition. The Senate's condemnation proceedings against Sen ator Joseph R. McCarthy com- the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. If parents could decide on the sex of their offspring would it be good or bad for the human race? Would we have more boys and not enough girls or the other way around? These questions I cannot answer, but today's first let- j ter deals with this subject. Q—Is determination of the sex of a child due only to chance? We lost our only boy (we have two older girls) four hours after birth. Does the month in which j the child is conceived decide the , sex? Is there any method by which we would be more likely to have another boy? I am nearly out of my mind with grief and feel that my only hope is to have j another son. ! A—The month at which concep-; tlon takes place does not have any effect on the sex of the offspring. There Is no method of "encouraging" the birth ol one sex rather than another in hum-' an beings. Slightly more male ba-: bies are born than girls in about j the ratio of 102 boys to 100 girls, j The chances that your next child j would be a boy, therefore, are j slightly better than even. May j your wish be successful. ' Q—Is it possible to have a' venereal disease and not know it? | Reader j A—Possible but not likely. The | question can be answered by a \ blood test In the case of syphilis; and other examinations in the; case of gonorrhea. j Q—I have a large abdominal | rupture which interferes with my ! breathing. When I climb .stairs 11 am completely exhausted. Since i I am 78 years old, would an oper-' atlon be serious? G.M. ' A—If your health Is otherwise j Rood an operation, perhaps under local anesthetic, could be considered. On the other hand it might be bettor to employ some kind ' of support or truss. .Only some-; onf familiar with your goncra!' physical condition could KI\O an ! rxnr.t answer. Q—I have been troubled with pyelonephritis for over a year. Would you discuss this? Mrs. G.D. A—This Is an infection with germs of n portion of the kidney and urinary passages. The treatment of acute phases has been greatly improved by the sulfa drugs and by penicillin and its relatives. In the chronic variety the search for obstruction or stones or other local difficulties may be needed in addition. Under such circumstances the disease is likely to continue until the underlying cause has been removed. Q—I was told about 20 years ago that I had an enlarged spleen. It has never given me any trouble until lately. Can it be removed by operation without endangering my life? Mrs. M. F. A—In certain conditions the removal of the spleen is desirable, and this can be done without apparent harm to the bodily functions. The question should be gone Into thoroughly and since the large spleen has apparently been present for 20 years without causing trouble one would certainly hesitate to remove it without good reason. Q—Should anything be done about small hairs growing down out of the inside of the nose? Cos- metlcaliy they are ugly and a lady does not wish to haye them. Can they be removed by electrolysis or is it advisable to Just snip them off with scissors as fast as they grow? V. B. D. A—I should prefer the latter. THE SPECIAL congressional election has been changed from Jan. 4 to Jan. 11, That provides nn extra week for the electorate to work up its apathy. — Fort Meyers (Flrff) News-Press. "FOUR YEARS of colleger PX- plalncd the girl graduate, "and v.hom has II got mc?"-~Carlsbacl N.M.) Current-Arftm, pleted the flattening-out. A few key court cases are putting the matter in better perspective. Val R. Lorwln, University of Chicago professor and former State Department employe, won a six-year fight to clear his name of charges of communism. When the government could produce no evidence, perjury charges against him were dropped. Now before the Supreme Court on appeal Is the case of Dr. John P. Peters of Yale. Discharged from the Public Health Service on charges of disloyalty without being informed of or confronted by those who made the charges against him, he has sued for reinstatement. Lyle L. Robertson, discharged by Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in a thinly disguised political move, has sued for reinstatement to protect his 26-year Civil Service record. Democratic leaders In Congress have another angle In investigating administration firings of career government workers to make places for GOP patronage appointees. The Elsenhower administration Itself may take the lead in trying to straighten out this mess by revising both its security program regulations and Its political Job program. The survival of the entire Civil Service system — based on a nonpolitical, career employment for all government workers — Is now at stake. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Expert Will Make His Bridge Breaks By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service One of the most expert brother combinations in bridge is that of Simon Becker, of Philadelphia, and B. Jay Becker, of New York. The exploits of Jay, who has just NORTH 20 * AKJ743 T 102 «Q * A Q J 4 WEST E.- ;T AQ92 41065 VQ73 Y65 »KJ86532 * 107 ANone 410.98753 SOUTH (D) A3 ^-V AK.J984 * A 84 *K62 Bolh sides vul. South West North East Pass 1 A Pass Pass 5 V Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—• 6 3V won about every bridge championship known to man, sometimes cast his brother into the shade, and this takes a bit of doing because brother "Skippy" Is one of the most skillful operators in the game. I use the word "operators" deliberately, because that Is the word bridge players use when talk about somebody who executes a neat arid successful swindle. Sklpp Becker was the hero and [I'.c operator of the swindle shown in Urlay's hand. Skippy opened the six of diamonds from the West hand against (he qulle reasonable contract of six hearts. Declarer won In dummy with the queen of diamonds. 0 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) — Uncovering Hollywood: Dick Haynies faces 1955 with at least one of his problems solved — he's out of ex-wife Joanne Dru's doghouse after months of front page haggling over his failure to keep up child support payments. Joanne says he's come through with some funds already and told me she expects 'everything to be settled when he gets back to Hollywood in a short time." She even sent their two kiddies, Dick Jr., and Pigeon, to Lake Tahoe to spend the holidays with Dick and Rita Hayworth. The ex-Mr&. Haymes doubts reports that he's in ill health. "He founded fine when I talked to him over the telephone the other day," the said. Johnny Weissmuller is writing a magazine story about his 23 years of playing film scenes with chimps in jungle flickers. Suggested title: "The 23-Year Itch." An Irma-brained starlet overheard a Holly woodsman describe a doll as having "elemental appeal." Later the starlet told a friend: "I think he's going with a girl named Ella Mental." HATE HOLLYWOD? Not Lillian Gish. She's been accused of it even since she rapped the industry for not honoring pioner film maker D. W. Griffith before his death. "But how could I hate Hollywood?" Lillian asked on MGMs "Cobweb" set. "I came here when I was 12 years old and I didn't leave until 1929. Hollywood was my life all through the formative years, I guess it's just because I tell the truth. I talk too freely.' If she's been criticized, says Lillian, "it's because I think the motion picture medium is so wonderful that every picture Hollywood produces should be honest and fine." Ann Sheridan, who hasn't made a movie in over a year, faces the cameras again as the star of Republic's "Rebel Island" ... If the censors don't scissor the sequence in the U.S., moviegoers will be seeing Rhonda Fleming In the briefest costume yet in her Italian- made "Courtesa/i of Babylon." Just a few pearls here and there. I'm still gasping after a peek at the still photographs. COLUMBIA VETOED a loanout of course, and Immediately led the ten of hearts Tor a finesse. When the ten of hearts rode around to him, 'Skippy played low without a quiver. Declarer naturally thought that his finesse had succeeded and therefore repeated the finesse to guard against four trumps in the West hand. This time, of course. Skippy took the trick with the queen of hearts. Becker then led a low spade, and dummy won with the ace. Declarer's only problem now was to' get to his hand to draw the last trump. Rather naturally, South led a low club from dummy and played the king from his hand. This was just what Becker had been waiting for. He ruffed the first round of clubs with his remaining trump, thus defeating the slam contract. While we're admiring Skippy Becker's nerve and ingenuity, let's not forget to toss a scallibn to South for the carelessness with which he played the hand. After the ten of hearts had won a trump finesse, there were only three trumps out. South could afford to take the ace and king of hearts and then give up one trick to the queen If it still hadn't dropped. If he had taken the top hearts in that way he couldn't possibly lose the slam. As the cards actually lay, of course. South would have made his slam contract with an overtrick. for Aldo Ray to play Jett Rink In George Stevens' "Giant," The reason for Aldo's air of utter woe . . . Just to prove that she could have done it. Dorothy Dmndrldge will sing "That's Love" and other songs from "Carmen Jones" in her new nltery act. Her singing voice was dubbed by another warbler In the movie. There's a Madame Butterfly plot angle to a new Fox movie, "The Bamboo House." Torrid love scenei between Robert Stack and Shirley Ymma- guchi, the Nippon dolt. Reverse twist sign in the re* modeling section of a studio wardrobe department: . ALTERATIONS AS USUAL DURING BUSINESS." f . Director-at-work note: Anna Magnani. rehearsing her role of a plump, frustrated widow in "The Rose Tattoo," struggled into a too-tight girdle behind a screen concealing her from Burt Lancaster. Said Director Daniel Mann: "I want you to realize how ludicrous you look. As Dorothy Parker might have said, 'Men seldom jump hurdles for girls who wear girdles.' " ROLAND PETIT, the ballet man, is casting his lot with Je&n- maire, his long-time flame, now that the Ballet de Paree featured in "The Glass Slipper" and "Daddy Long Legs" has been disbanded. He'll do the choreography for Jeanmalre's picture with Blng Crosby, "Anything Goes," then produce a Broadway play for his French ooh-la-la. Another TV cutie, Lili Kardell, landed in the movies. The Swedish import, just signed by U-I, starred with James Daly In a c/u- pie of "Foreign Intrigue" stanzai filmed in Stockholm earlier this year. Tony Dexter, who's in Ma« West's act at the Sahara, and Lillian Molieri, once his dance partner, are a constant twosome In Las Vegas. .Her mother is along as chaperone. Living it up in Hollywood noU (from a press release): 'To go with his new white Cadillac, Jack Sernas, star of "Jump Into Hell," has purchased six white cashmer* sweaters." The item, though, reflects Hollywood's new economy. Before high taxes the press agent would have written it: •To gn with his new white cashmere sweater, Jack Sernai hai purchased six white Cadlllaci." Not many people remember, but before "Oklahoma!" opened on Broadway It was known in tryouts as "Away We Go." Are you listening, Jackie Gleason? LITTLt LIZ— A dollar still goes a long way. You con carry it around for day* before you find anything you can buy. r.,.. THE FELLOW who hollers when he has to wait 10 minutes (or service In a restaurant will sit In a boat for six hours without a nibble and think nothing: of it. — Davenport (Iowa) Democrat. Farm Lifa Answer to Previous Punle ACROSS DOWN 1 Female swine 1 Classifies (pi.) 2 Oleicacid ester 3 Bovine female 3 Freed from 8 cattle obnoxious 12 Bread spread plants 13 Poem 4 Turf 14 Feminine 5 Chicken appellation 6 Harem rooms 15 Bamboolike 7 Have existed grass 16 Rowing implement 17 Redact 18 Small child 19 Don't theW Nullifies milk pail U Doomed 21 City in The '0 Fluctuating Netherlands 20 Extremity 22 Rigorous 24 Made mistakes | 26 Expunge 28 Lock of halt II 28 Follower 30 Eucharistlc wine vessel 31 Pigeon pel '• 32 Tear 33 Bllsteri 35 Anoint 38 Villein 39 Idolize 41 A farmer long hours 42 Artist's frame 46 War god ^ 47 Asseverate 49 Folding bed 50 Statue (ab.) 51 Withered 52 Sped sr 53 Ple::ui 54 Gaelic si 85 Age 50 Algerian |H MODort 23 Incursionist 8 Some farmers 25 Harvested raise their own27 Lampreys s 23 Ancient Irish D Church capital officials 33 Dam builder 34 Non-winners 36 Lag 37 Printing mistakes 38 Pursue 40 Consumed 43 Measure of land « Fly aloft 45 Heating device 48 Scottish shecpfold 50 Theatrlcil sign li,

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