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BtTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY I, 19BB THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NCWS CO. a W. HAINES, PublllbK BARRT A. HAINE8, Editor, Assistant Publisher P. HUMAN. Adtirtulng Manager •oto NatlonaJ AdTertlsing RepresenUtivet: Wsllaw Wltmw Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. entered u second class matter >t the post- •tflot •< BlytheriUe. Arkansas, under act of Con- ITMS, October », 1917. . Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city at BIythevllle or any Mburbtn town where carrier service is maintained, J6c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year. $2.50 for sa months, 11.25 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile tone, 113.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Belored, think It not strange concerning tht flrey trial which Is to try you, as though some ttnngc thing happened unto you.—I Peter 4:12. * * * Trials are medicines which our gracious physician prescribes, because we need them; and He proportions the frequency and the weight of them to what the case requires. Let us trust in His skill, and thank Him for His prescription.—Newton. Barbs We've often wondered how it feels to be so wealthy you haven't anybody to wish you were as rich as. * * * Two Georgia girls were it-rested for driving while Intoxicated. Brandied peaches. # * * A woman can keep her house alone, but she needs another woman to help her keep a secret. * * * Kobbers either got a 100-pound cheese from an Indiana grocery — or U just walked off. » * * Nothing will save more coal this winter than the price. Public's Attitude Changes In the first year or hvo after World \Var II, both Big Business and Big Labor did not enjoy very high favor in the average American's mind. The war's end broke the dam of pent•' up demand for civilian goods, and people were in a great rush to buy houses, the things that go in them, automobiles, and a broad array of other products, When many of these items, or the basic materials, ran out quickly, there was a tendency in some places to lay the blame «t the door of Big Business. It was argued that businessmen wouldn't make enough steel or build enough houses to fill obvious needs. They were accused of being timid and shortsighted, though not long before they had been hailed as bold imaginative fellows who had forged the might with which we won the war. But Big Labor hardly fared better. As people were in a rush for goods, so the workingman was in a rush to gain benefits delayed by the necessary sacrifices of the war. In this drive, there were excesses that sorely tried the general public's patience. The Taft-Hartley labor law was one consequence. Nearly a decade has passed, and some of these attitudes have changed markedly. By a margin of about ten to one, American adults today believe that Big Business is good for the country. Most of them think present laws governing big business are ample. These views were disclosed in a recent public opinion survey conducted for Look magazine. The results showed amazing unanimity on this subject among Republicans, Democrats, Independents, union members and nonmembers. All overwhelmingly approved Big Business. The chief reasons people advanced were that business provides jobs, it lowers prices through mass production, it improves living standards, it helps the nation's growth and prosperity and it promotes valuable research. But for a)! their genera! approval, the people surveyed made it clear they would not give Big Business a sweeping mandate to broaden its power and influence in the nation. They want it kept under reasonable check. The survey indicated that'Big Business in regaining the popular'confiden- ce lost in the hectic days after "World War II. Three times as many people worry today about labor union power as do about the possible encroachments of businessmen, Significantly, all income brackets share this concern, and do majorities in all political groupings. Democrats are least troubled,! with 47 per cent believing unions arelstill "out of hand" and 43 per cent that they art under proper con- trol. What people believe, of course, is not necessarily so. But these attitudes are mostly expressions of confidence— or lack of it—and it seems clear that Big Labor has a good deal farther to go than Big Business in convincing the American people it is working responsibly and consistently in their behalf. VIEWS OF OTHERS Open Season on Utilities It looked like open season on public utilities last week in the Arkansas legislature. Bills were introduced to prohibit utilities from using advertising to present their side of controversial Issues to the people; to prevent them from engaging In the selling of appliances which utilize their products; to take away the permission to charge penalties when their customers fail to pay their bills on time. There were other bills, too, of a more reasonable nature. This newspaper is ready at all times to oppose practices by utilities when they do something which in our opinion injures the public. But we are just as ready to defend them, as we defend any citizen, when they are Jeopardized by punitive or vindicative legislation. We think these three bills—every last one of them—come under the heading of punitive legislation. We may change our minds when we learn more, but right now we are a little dazed by the very magnitude, the concreted, apparently well- planned outbreak of anti-utilities bills, and we are more than a little curious to learn the whys and wherefores. Public utilities, by the very nature of their monopoly status—which has been developed over the years with safeguards to the public as they .appear needed—do need controls. But they also need freedom to work and develop new business and prosper, if for no other reason than to insure that they are able to keep their taxes paid —and they axe taxed very highly, or have we forgotten? They deserve no special favors, they require reasonable regulation . . . but they should not be crowded to the wall. We hope our own legislators—and we don't know where they stand at the moment—will sift motives, and oppose any type of one-sided legislation, on this or any other Issue, which cannot stand the light of down-to-earth'critical examination. —Clay County Democrat On The Sunny Side The magazine Changing Times has assembled some statistics which, it says, "reflect the sunny side of life in the United States." There are, for example, 162,922,000 Americans who are not members of the Communist party. Some 37,011,460 couples will stay more or less happily married this year. Some 162,717,890 persons will not die of cancer in 1955 and 162,380,580 will not suffer fatal heart attacks. Most of the time, 15,720,000 organized workers are not on strike. The Internal Revenue Service will find that 43,846,154 income tax returns are filed correctly in 1955. We are happy to pass on these sunny statistics for whatever brightening effect they may have on the reader. The habit of devoting as much thought as possible to pleasant things is to be encouraged. Unfortunately, good and bad statistics in many cases do not carry proportionate weight. For instance, the fact that every American Communist is outnumbered more than 8,000 to 1 by loyal Americans doesn't mean that we are 8,000 times more elated over this situation than we are disturbed. Virginians will travel hundreds of millions of accident-free miles by automobile this year; yet this is not as bright a fact as the several hundred deaths on the State's highways Is a gloomy fact. Another "for instance": The magazine says there are 83 countries in the world that have not discovered the secret of the hydrogen bomb. The number is quite sizable, but it doesn't seem to reduce our fears stemming from the fact that one particular country does have the weapon. It's like the fly in the bottle of milk. He occupies only a tiny area in the bottle, yet somehow he ruins the whole quart. But what are we doing throwing a shadow over the sunny side of life? Let's look at another statistic from Changing Times: "Of the 18,977,472 little boys in the country who are under the age of 10, only six or possibly seven will have to go through the terrible ordeal of being President of the United States." Now there is good news . . . But then, again, what are the odds against getting the best six or seven out of that nearly 19,000,000? — Richmond (Va.) Times-Dispatch. SO THEY SAY The Soviets have got the H-bomb. There is no doubt about it.— AEC Chairman Strauss. » ¥ * Two things kept me going— my confidence In God and determatlon to return U) the free .world to tell my story.— John Noble, on hli Imprisonment in Siberia. 1 want to get rid of Communists wherever they •re present In the government, but I believe it can be done fairly and with a regard for traditional American procedures of Justice and decency. — Sen. John McClellan, new chairman, Senate Permanent Investigating' subcommittee. It (bipartisan cooperation) is not so «imple as saying that ... we (Democrats) will go along with what the President says.— Rep. James Richards, chairman, House Foreign Affairs Commltle*. Compass? I Know the Right Way Without One' NEA StrviM. Inc BOY SCOUT WEEK Feb. 6 to 12,1955 Peter fdson's Washington Column — Iron Curtain Gags; Good Reason; Confessions; Screwball Excuses WASHINGTON (NEA) — U. S. Information Agency has been picking up from refugees escaping Communist countries some of the gags being told clandestinely behind the Iron Curtain. These stories are broadcast by Voice of America and distributed through the U. S. international press service to spread the news of actual conditions in Soviet Russia and the satellite countries. "Often these stories get more attention than straight news," says a USIA official. One story making tne rounds in East . Germany concerns a local Communist Party secretary who calls on the manager of an East German tractor station. "You will see to it, Comrade, that a)J your Soviet tractors are placed .t the service of the refugee farmers fleeing from the capitalists in West Germany," said the secretary. "But Comrade Secretary." protested the manager, "we have only three Soviet tractors, and they are all out of order." "That doesn't matter." said the secretary, "The farmers aren't returning." A JOKE CURRENTLY circulating in Budapest concerns the Hungarian secret police who arrested two citizens but shortly thereafter released one of them. Before the freed man left the police station he managed to ask the man who was detained: "For heaven's sake! What did you confess to?" "I confessed I bought sugar on the black market." "Why did you confess that?" "I couldn't help it. The man who questioned me had sold me the sugar." FROM A CZECHOSLOVAK refugee, USIA picked up the story of a professor who asked a student in his class: "Who wrote 'War and Peace'?" "I don't know, but I didn't," stammered the scared student. Later the professor told a friend about the student's. reply when he had been asked who wrote the great Tolstoy novel. The friend, however, was not greatly surprised and said, "Well, I didn't do it either." The professor then told his story a third time to a man in the secret rjplice. He made no comment but jotted down the names of the student and the professor's friend. Two days later the professor received a phone call from the police official who told him not to worry, The case had been closed. The professor was puzzled. The policeman explained, "You know, the student and your friend. We arrested them both yesterday, and they both confessed." CIVIL AERONAUTICS Administration F. B. Lee says absent-mindedness caused many of the 3000 small - plane accidents lnves,tf- gated by CAA last year. To prove his point he released some of the excuses pilots have given for their accidents. Wrote one flier who taxied his plane into another aircraft for no | apparent reason: "As I taxied up to the front of the hangar, I was looking at a giant spfderweb, about 60 feet long, attached to the other plane. I was so amazed at this that I forgot what I was doing and I looked up only in time to see us hit the other ship. I know this sounds like a screwball excuse, but that is the cause of it all." Then there was the case of the pilot trying to sell an amphibious aircraft. During the demonstration flight, over water, the pilot-salesman was chatting about the merits of the plane as he came in for a sea landing. "The descent was normal," the pilot reported later. "Then the plane turned over. We climbed out on the wings and discovered the wheels in the down position." The dripping pilot and his prospective customer made it to shore all right, but it was. no.sale. AGRICULTURE SECRETARY Ezra Taft Benson wonders just how far science can go in making Improvements on the farm. "We may be approaching the day when it won't be possible to coax that one additional egg from our top-laying hens," Secretary Benson told the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. Then the Secretary, who is usually a very serious public speaker, cracked that: "Some day the top- producing cow on one of our experimental farms will perhaps cock a disapproving eye at a scientist and say, "Look! This has gone far enough. You've got the last pint." the Doctor Says — Written, for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Several years ago the late Dr. C. Anderson Aldrich and Mrs. Al- drlch wrote a book called "Babies Are Human Beings"," which has recently come out in a new edition. The main theme is that babies should not all be treated alike because if they were their individual personalities would have little chance to develop. Practically nothing- is so bound up with tradition and prejudice as the care of babies. Anyone and everyone of fens free advice on how the baby should be fed, clothed, and how it should be trained. True, this advice is given with the best of Intentions, but usually it results from a strange mixture of what grandmother did, what I did, or what somebody's aunt said. Among other important aspects of child care, the Aldriches discuss fondling or loving of babies Conscientious mothers often ask whether fondling is proper. For some reason they sometimes feel that it maybe wrong for babies to be rocked, hugged or mothered, and that the infant In order to be icalthy' must be raised as practically "untouched by human hands." Everyone thrives On some nf- 'ection and probably infants most of all. Of course. It is good to 'onoUe babies—good for the baby and good for the parents. This does not mean using dangerous roughness or giving the child an nfection, like a cold. It Is not .good, of course, for a >aby to have indiscriminate fond- ing by friends and relatives. Like everything else, this matter cnn be overdone. The more people who come In close contact with the jflby the greater .the chnncc of flvlng the infant some infection. Common sense—which Is nil too uncommon—should be the attitude to take lownrdA Infants. Dr. and Mrs, Aldrich rendered a great ser- vice when they wrote this book based on their professional and personal experience. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Guessing Can Ruin Your Bridge Game By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service How should you lay todays' hand at a contract of six sades? West opens the jack of hearts, and you lose the finesse to East's king. Back comes a low club, and you win with the ace. Now you must guess which op ponent has the queen of spades. Should you lead the low spade to dummy's king and finesse through East or should you take the first trump trick with the ace of spades and lead the Jack for a Unease through West? It's easy to see the correct answer in today' hand, but the next time you se« this situation in actual play you won't have the advantage of seeing the opponents' LITTLE LIZ— r/. He who h«ltot« hos lost I lost seo' on the bus. .• cards. Many players think that the correct line of play in this situation is dependent only on good guesswork. Actually, no guess is Involved. If the trumps happen to break 3-2, one guess Is as good as another. Only one way will work, however, if one of the opponents has four trumps to the queen. Hence the percentage play is the method that will succeed against the possible bad break as well &s against the possible 3-2 break. NOtTH (D) 4K543 »AQ • AKQJ7 WEST TJ 10884 * 95 + J 10S42 EAST 4QB87 *Q87 SOUTH North 1 « 4 * SV • V Past » 10141 + AKI North-South vul. Cut Inlk Wwt Paw 1 * P.M Pass < N.T. Pass Pass 5 N.T. Pass Pass I* Pan Pass Op«ninf IM<— V 1 As you can see, South makes the slam by leading s trump to the king and then finessing on the the king nnd then finessing on the return lead from the dummy. West shows out, and South enters dummy with the ace of he&rU to take another trump finesse. Tina lly. South draws tha last trump and runs the diamonds. There la no problem. The Important point Is thai, you cannot make the slam if West happens to have four trumps to the queen. He will play his queen whenever you lead the Jack, and then he Is bound to make a trump trick. Now let's compare the two ways ol finessing. It you (Incut through frsAine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD- NEA • Hollywood and GrapeVINE: Zippy Sheree North will come to bat for the benched Marilyn Monroe In "How to Be Very, Very Popular" next month with the studio's promise that she won't have to give a MMMmm MMMmmm impersonation. The new North star will be slipping into Marilyn's wardrobe and her role but not into her act. "I haven't even studied her wiggle," Sheree assured me, "because I have one of my own." A , fly • by - night, Movietown agent, by the way, is trying to talk one of his hopeful doll clients into changing her name to Marilyn Karamazov! Unhappy with his health graph, Liberace switched doctors and is being cheered by new medical opinion that he did not suffer a heart attack. Tests are being made at Cedars of Lebanon. II you want to be technical, Betty Mutton's already out of retirement. She warbled that record hit, "Ko K.O Mo," with her sis after her •'farewell appearance." GINNY SIMMS is ready for a return to show business. She told me at Sascha Brastoff's exhibit of sculpture in steel: I'm getting that old feeling. These past two years I've been raising my kids and straightening out things." too round, and fully packed. A pal asked Marlon Brando how he lelt about playing Sky Masterson, the romantic gambler, in Sam Goldwyn's "Guys and Dolls." "It will be a nice change," grinned Marlon, "from hitting guys with lead pipes and mauling dames on back stairs," Overheard: "I was wearing: one of those dresses that starts late and endi early." Fernando Lamas of the long; wavy hair is even willing to get a a butch haircut to escape the Latin-lover tag. "Sure I'd get a butch If I like* the part," he told me kidding about on "The Girl Rush" set. "I'm not being fed up with Latin lovers. I want something dramatic with guts." Handsome Lamas starred on TV a couple of months ago tn "Hold Back the Dawn" and "that's the kind of a role I'd like to. do on the screen Just once. Just because I have an accent doesn't mean I always have to dip my hair in oil, stick in three rows of teeth and smile for nine reels. Those smilln* -through roles get you nowhere." A howler in "The Court Jester' had Danny Kaye swinging across a room on a rope, landing on the back of a stuffed boar on a 40-foot banquet table and then sliding the table's full length. (The boar Is on wheels and slides on a track.) I can attest to the fact that Danny and not a double, risked his profile doing the stunt. But after six rehearsals and three takes of the scene, a white-faced Danny winced to the camera crew: "Why don't we use real bullets lu this picture, too?" Paul Glass, 20-year-old son of silent star Gaston Glass, is being screen-tested for a Fox contract... Veloz and Yolande vow that It's true. They taught Eva Gabor and her poodle how to mambo for a nltery act that Zsa Zsa's kid sister is preparing. Alan Young's attractive wife, Gini, makes her picture bow in "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes." Plays a fashion model... Inside reason why Jack ("Helen of Troy ") Sernas is lingering in the U. S. has to do with his bid for American citizenship before returning to Paris. JOE E. LEWIS IS re-telling his story about the power of pos- Look at my nephew, for Instance. He drank a quart of liquor a day — and lived to be 24." Describing a very sad radio soap opera, Bill Ballance said: It was a sort of audience PRECIPITATION program." Shelley Winters is working out daily at Terry Hunt's to make the 320-pound grade for her co-starring role with Jack Palance in "The Japged Edge." The edges, at the moment, mre East for the queen of spades you will make your slam whenever East has the queen, whether the trumps are 3-2 or 4-1. If however, you finesse through West for the queen of spades you v/ill make your slam whenever West has the queen provided that the trumps are 3-2; but you will not succeed when the trumps are 4-1 even if West has the queen. Obviously, the first method gives you the better chance. Joel McCrea Has Budding Actor in Son By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (fl—A handsome 20-year-old named Jody McCrea has a better than average start in his ambition to be an actor. His father is Joel McCrea and his mother Is Prances Dee. "The kid's okay," says Joel, in an appraisal as unprejudiced as you could expect from a father. "He has inherited something; from each of us. He has hLs father's curiosity about things. He wants to know how everything on a movie set works and what it's for. He's constantly asking me questions. That's good. "And he has his mother's capacity for hard work. He is taking a full course at UCLA, including Army officer's training, and is appearing every night in The Rose Tattoo at a theater In Hollywood. That's a pretty tough schedule for a kid, but he loves it. And he manages to maintain a B average In his school work.'" Joel was on a sound stage where he was recording dialogue for the recently completed "Wichita" for Allied Artists. Jody is also in the film. "We were going to have him play my brother In the picture," the actor explained, "But we were doing ft Just at the time when Jody was in final examinations at UCLA. T told htm they were more important; other pictures will come along. So he just did a small role in the picture." Jody showed up, and he Impressed me as a prime prospect for the movies. He's a tall lad, with his father's handsomeness and his mother's dark, thoughtful eyes. Has he always wanted to be an actor? "No," he said. "I always thought I was going to be a rancher. But about three or four years ago I started thinking about acting. It appealed to me, and T thought I would have a better than average chance in it because of my parents." He has been pursuing it ever since, appearing in school plays and soaking up all the information he can. Producer-Director Answer to Previous; Puzil* ACROSS 1 Radio producer- director, William « The late Barrymore hosted many of hli shows 12 Leaser 14 Armed fleet 15 Feminine appellation * 16 Egyptian sun god 17 Judge of itandard 18 One of tl» "Little Women" It Unit of wire mMsurwntnl IICJJM MS«ln« 94 Ship'. 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