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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BFl J rrnEYn J L,r; 1AKR.) COURIEn MONDAY, FFJ?pjrjARY. 14, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAXNES, Publisher HARRY A. RAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Represents UYCI :.. Wallace Witmer Co., New Tort, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October », 1S17. Member of The Associated Press ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is main- ^talhed, 35c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 (or six months. 11.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according: to thy word.—Psalms 119:25. # # # The body—that Is dust; the soul—it is a bit of eternity.—Culverwell. Barbs Any housewife will tell you a can opener is fine until it becomes a can't opener. Hunters who climb fences with loaded guns are hunting- for accidents. Steak or roast beef may be waiting, but husbands run into lots of scraps when they arrive home late for dinner. An auto riddled with bullets was found in Illinois, and police are trying- to solve the riddle. * * * A European artist who paints, women in oil says he prefers girls with soulful eyes. Who doesn't? Action Is in Order On Catholic School Issue City Council last week referred to It's traffic committee a proposal for making 13th Street near Catholic School a one-way street. In the request, it was brought out that flow of traffic and loading and unloading'of children would be enhanced by this simple action. There isn't much doubt that a similar problem was pretty well solved at Central School in this manner. School children there now have about as safe and spacious a loading zone as conditions will permit. Therefore, it is reasonable to assume similar action will help the perpetual parking and loading problems which plague most schools. Second-Ward Alderman Kemper Bruton's suggestion that such action await a comprehensive traffic survey was an adroit bit of maneuvering on his part and should not necessarily be construed to mean he is opposed to this proposition. Mr. Bruton, a freshman member on the Council, is sincere in his efforts to obtain a comprehensive traffic survey for the city. He is not, if his statements in Council are indicative, in favor of City Council indiscriminately putting up stoplights, no parking signs, parking meters, caution signs and similar traffic devices. He feels, and very rightly ao, that these traffic control devices should come about only after a study of the city's traffic problem has been made, preferably by experts not living in Blytheville who have no interest in the city except in that connection. We support him in this viewpoint and believe he used the Catholic School question as another moans to point up this long-standing need. However, by making 13th one-way northward in this block it seems that another of the city's traffic problems could be dispatched. In view of this, there is no reason apparent right now why the traffic committee couldn't give this proposal a favorable recommendation at next month's Council meeting. A Big Step Forward With two .experiments behind him, President Eisenhower apparently in• tends to make a regular thing of televising his news conferences. This could be an important gain for the country, and it is not likely to diminish the President's already high stature with the American people. The nation can gain because it will have an unparalleled chance to see and hear its President dliscuss the pressing issues of the day under open prodding from the U. Si press. The performance is unrehearsed. There is the natural drama inherent in lively exchanges between the most important man in the world and a group of keen-minded interrogators. Viewers will be witnessing the operation of government at its most frequent and direct point of contact with the American people—speaking through their representatives, the reporters. From the start, Mr. Eisenhower has been extremely responsive in these contacts with the press. In the judgement of many, he has been the best practitioner of the press conference art we have ever had, not excluding the late Franklin D. Roosevelt. It Would be wrong to say, however, that he revealed himself right off as a master of spoken English. In his early days in politics, the President spun some of the most tangled sentences ever left hanging in air. His critics said this showed his muddleheadedness. His friends said it. happened because he was both eager to respond and untutored in government; in his wish to satisfy a questioner, he did not readily have. The televised conferences have shown him much improved on this count. His replies usually are direct and relatively terse. Even when they are long, he seldom today gets lost in the verbal jungles that once trapped him. James C. Hagerty, Mr. Eisenhower's press secretary, does not, of course, release the full press conference for TV. He edits out certain portions. Some of these involve presidential slips ef th« the tongue, others unfortunate phrasing off-the-cuff on important policy matters and some even embarrassing gaps in the President's knowledge. The editing has risen the cry of censorship in certain quarters. No absolute censorship is involved, since the full transcript is handed to the press. But it is argued, with some force, that viewers will not check to see what has been deleted. They will tend to accept as complete the TV record, trimmed and polished. There are at least three answers to this. One, responsible newspaper and broadcasting officials can and should keep close watch on the deleted material. If, over a reasonable period of time, it appears the President is being excessively favored by the editing process, they should register firm protest. Second, it is unreasonable to expect that any man in public life is going to go out of his way to magnify his errors. It is well known that Mr. Eisenhower is green in government, though he has learned much in a short span. What real gain is advertised slips of the tongue and gaps in information? Third, there can be serious embarrassment, if not actual danger, to this country in spreading wide the accidents of off-the-cuff discussion when they impinge directly on our vital relations with oTher lands. The whole idea of not quoting the President directly arouse from the need to protect us from the inescapable perils of impromptu comment. On the whole, the televising of presidential press conferences would seem to be a big step forward in informing the people, on whom this government rests. .Masters of the. new technique will always enjoy a political advantage. But so long as they do not distort or abuse it, there can be no help for this. VIEWS OF OTHERS Tips To Farmers The way for farmers to make more money is not to grow more crops but to do more things to the crops they grow. That is the conclusion that seems apparent from an Interesting tabulation compiled by the Grocery Manufacturers of America showing the proportionate return received by farmers for various foodstuffs. The highest return to the farmer, proportionately, is from eggs. When the housewife goes to (he store and spends a dollar for eggs, the farmer gets 70 cents of It. That's because most of the work of producing the finished egg for the housewife — mostly placing it in the "package" or shell — is done right on the farm by the fanner's hens. There isn't much more that anybody can do to it farther down the line except transport it. At the other end of the scale is white bread. By the time the farmer's wheat has been made into flour, blended with other ingredients, baked into bread, sliced and wrapped, the farmer's share of the housewife's dollar spent for bread is less than no cents. For butter the farmer gets 65 cents of the housewife's dollar,' for choice beef 63 cents, milk 45 cents, nnd flour 35 cents. For fresh fruit and vegetables, with which this section is chiefly concerned, the farmer gets about 33 cents out of the housewife's dollar. So it is clear that if farmers could find some way to add extra value to their vegetables through processing or packaging on the farm they could get R bigger .share of thnt dollar. — Fort Myori (Flu.) News-Press. Pandora's Box Peter Idson's Washington Column — Chicago Mayoralty in April Has National Political Importance WASHINGTON— (NEA)— —Most interesting political event on the horizon is the Chicago mayoralty election in April. It has national political importance. Republican candidate is Robert Merriam, a brother of Charles J. Merriam who is former Democratic National Committee man Stephen Mitchell's law partner. Robert Merriam himself was a Democrat till a couple of years ago. Democratic machine candidate for mayor of Chicago is County Cferfc Richard J. Daly. Refusing to accept the ditching which the Chicago Democratic machine handed .him, however, Mayor Martin Kennelly is seeking reelection against Daly. Governor Stevenson and his former Democratic National Committee Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell are trying to stay out of this Kennelly-Daly fight. But if Daly wins and Stevenson and Mitchel then support him, they will be opposing the brother of Mitchell's law partner. One angle on this race is that if either Kenelly or Merriam win, it will be a setback for the Chicago Democratic machine, important to ex-Governor Stevenson f he seeks the presidential nomination in 1956. A Republican victory would give Chicago the first GOP mayor it has had since Big Bill Thompson in the 1930's. The other angle is that a Demo- jratic setback might be a healthful thing in that it would force Governor Stevenson to take the lead for a Chicago Democratic machine cleanup. Congress woman Coya Knutson (D., Minn.) wrote in her "Capital Chat" to constituents that she and Rep. Edith Green <D., Ore.) arrived at the White House reception together. Cong. Jimmy Roosevelt (D., Calif.) strode by them saying cheerfully. "I see you girls made It here by yourselves." Hep. Frank 8. Thompson, Jr., (D., N. J.), gave this report to his constituents on some of the grave issues facing a new congressman: ' 'This week started off with so many things going wrong for the Thompsons that I thought for a while our had luck would never cease. I was in Trenton, Monday and discovered first that the oil burner in our house had broken down. The pipes had not frozen, but I nearly frozn when I got the repair estimate. "Things being what they were for men in Trenton, I decided to hurry back to Washington to a more settled atmosphere. I opened the door here only to find my whole family in tears. Heffalump, our dog, was missing. The little fellow Was, like I sometimes feel, lost in this great city. We have located him now, and though he's a very sick puppy, he will make the grade. The girls have stopped mourning and are now enthusiastically readying a homecoming which could be as hard on the dog as his accident." Some 19,000 U. S. livestock raisers who graze an estimated 9,000,000 head of cattle on 160 million acres of federal government range land will get a pretty good thing out " of Bureau of Land Management's new system of crazing fees. It will go Into effect in 1957. Instead of being charged on BLM administrative costs in managing the government range, stock raisers will be charged on the basis of the average price of beef and lamb. The grazing fee may fluctuate two cents ' either way. When meat prices are down grazing fees will go down and vice versa. For 1955 and 1956, the price of 15 cents per month per animal has been set. This is an increase of three cents over last year, but two of the three cents will be spent by the government for improving water holes, fences and traHs. BLM hopes to collect an additional $600.000 for a total of $3 million annually under the new system for the next two years But it will have to spend practically all of it to administer and maintain the range. As if April Fool's Day isn't funny enough by itself, the National Association of Gagwrfters—called NAG. get ft?—has asked Congress to pin a label on the date by calling it officially, National Humor Day." A congressional investigation has been proposed by the professional, so-called "funny men." Suggested theme for the investigation is: "Laugh starvation will face the nation unless we start building a laugh surplus stockpile." The next thing then win be a proposal to export some of the surplus under a subsidy to Russia, in a laugh Marshall Plan, or double reverse lend-lease. Since there always has to be a survey before any congressional investigation can get going, the gagwriters association surveyed the top 100 comedians. It discovered that none is under 30 and that most are over 60 — ready for retirement. That could explain a lot of things, but the comedians say it is no joke. To them it suggests another line of investigation to discover why there is a shortage of funny comedians. the Doctor Says Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. A schoolgirl has written that The ( outer edge of the feet strength- doctor at school told her she has [ ens the arches, ankles, and legs. flat feet .Later, she says, the feet i Trying to pick up the edge of the were taped for eight weeks but [ niy, a pencil or marbles with the a short time after the tape was ! iocs is also a useful exercise. Do- removed her feet were back ! ing such exercises as these for where they started. j a few minutes each day may I am not familiar with this tap-!- s;iv e much trouble later onf K method for flat feet. A morel The following foot health rules common method of management, | Imve been recommended by the so far as I know, is to gradually | National Foot Health Council: build up the arches with 'felt put Bathe the feet daily, using a good inside the shoe, combined with soap; after the foot bath use pow- sultnble exercises for the feet and j der on the feet and in the shoes perhaps contrast foot baths. Almost certainly in a young high - school student the arches can be restored and this should ;uxi hosiery; wear shoes that are roomy and have flexible leather at the toes; prevent foot in- don't put shoes on with- your _ a year. This soundr like a lot of bother but it really makes good be done since It will avoid, in all!out hosiery; don't walk barefoot- probability, many difficulties with j eci on floors'or pavements; have the /eet later on. ! ymil . feet examined at least once Good shoeing during childhood' i of great importance and requires a good deal of attention since the foot changes in size and sometimes in shape during the early years of life. Shoes should be just the right size — neither too small nor too large. They should not bo worn alter the shoe s been outgrown since this can cause trouble with the foot itself' as well as pressing on tho In addition to using fitted shops. suitab(o c xercises should be employed ao that the muscles and Mrrnnicnts of the feet will have normal tone and clrni- fltion and maintain their archr.s. Most children avoid the frr> •JACOBY ON BRIDGE n toes i Shoots the Works; P r °p"-'y'M,.i,.. Grand Slam By OSWALD JACURV Written tor NEA Service qucnl difficulty of grownups, namely st.nndin:; .still in one place oo long or sitting [or a long time. The fact that children run. jump, and skip so much is certainly ^ood lor the feet. Olten special exorcises are t^oorl 'or the feet for t-rwinip.-; as \« i;l) is children. Wa'k'ni; In :ork or stockings around a rug on (he An expcH- on real estnie during iHi.-iincss hours, Jim Holton also covers n ' ot of Krouncl nt tlic bridge table. In today's hand, for example, .Uni decided to pret to a shin with the South c?.rds as soon PS his partner opened the bidding. By using the Blackwood Convention he discovered thnt his partner h/id two aces and one klntf. Win, 12 trlck.-i t'.nis insured, Jim decided lo sliool the works nnd try for a grand slam in no-trump. West opened the king of diamonds, and Jim saw that he had only the 12 tricks that he had expected during the bidding. The thirteenth trick depended on quessing which opponent had the king of hearst. If West had the king of hearts, a simple finesse would bring in NORTH (D) H * AK5 * AQ1065 » ,1 9 8 4 WEST EAST 4>Q4 2 4 J 98fi3 V743 VK98 » K Q 10 6 5 » 7 3 2 4105 #84 SOUTH * 107 ¥J2 » A 4AKQJ78S2 North-South vul. North East South West Pass Pass 5V »• Pass Pass Pass 4 N.T. 5 N.T. 7 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— • K the grand slam sooner or later. If East had the king of hearts, however, the finesse would lose; but double squeeze would work. How do you choose the right line of piny in this situation? Hollon's answer may not be logical, but It's a very human. "If I make a grand slam by taking a finesse," he explained, "I'm just a lucky stiff! But If I make it by means | of a double squeeze, I'm a hero." In order to qualify as a herp, Jim took the first trick with the ce of diamonds nnd Immediately led a heart lo dummy's ace. He then ran seven club tircks, discarding four hearts nnd two diamonds from the dummy. When Holtoiy finally led his last Erskine Johnson 'IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Marilyn Monroe can be the highest paid star in Las Vegas 1 history of fabulous salaries if her New York attorney flashes the green light for an April "in person" act at the New Frontiei Hotel. A "You-name -It - and - we'll- pay-it" offer to Miss Wiggle Hips is due to be made in Gotham by the hotel's entertainment director Sammy Lewis. Tim bid could be used by Mart lyn's new career plotters as a le gal test balloon to determine tier contract status at Fox studio where she's under suspension. Jess Barker's first acting job since his .last go-around in court with Susan Hayward will be on a forthcoming "December Bride" tel- efilm. , . . Debbie Reynolds is cutting down on Eddie Fisher's nights out with the boys—five months before wedding bell time. Mona Freeman's still remembered on Hollywood's TV alley as the girl who turned down "My Little Margie." "But you know something," she told me, "I still don't regret it.' ROCK HUDSON MUST be warming up for "Medic." He was brain surgeon in "Magnificent Obsession" and now he's playing a tree surgeon in "All That Heaven Allows." Conrad Nagel, by the way, returns to the screen in the latter film after a seven-year absence from Hollywood. His explanatioi for switching to TV emoting in New York: "I stayed away seven years because Hollywood never asked me to return." The next Mrs. Guy Mitchell (the reconciliation with Jackie Loughery didn't jell) may be Betty (Miss Texas) Lee. They met last March in Dallas. Rhonda Fleming, signed for two more films in Italy, writes from Rome; "There's no rich Italian nobleman in my life. Not even a poor one." It's Red Skelton's definition of a friend~"A person who stabs you In the front." The Ward Swarthout of El Centro, Calif., who designs those -micro-midget racing cars, is singer Gladys Swarthout's cousin. A HOLLYWOOD WRITER, Larry Rhine, is still amazed about the calm, English approach to show business. During a six-month tour of Europe, he was sipping tea at the London office of the William Morris Agency when a trouble-shooter for the agency came in to tell his boss about a temperamental English film queen. His words would pop blood vessels in Hollywood, but ho calmly explained: "She refuses to appear at BBC for rehearsals. She's adamant. I've remonstrated with her but apparently she does not consider herself under contract to us." The British executivt almost club, his other cards were the jack of hearts and two spades. West had three spades and the queen of diamonds. West had to throw a spade, since otherwise dummy's jack of diamonds would become established . The useless jack of diamonds was now discarded from dummy, eaving three spades in the North hand. It was East's turn to suf- East had the king of hearts and three spades. If he threw the king of hearts, Holton would cash a trick with the jack of hearts; and if East threw a spade, dummy would take the last three tricks with spades. And that, my children, is how Jim Holton became a hero. yawned his reply: "In (hut event convince her she'i under contract or 'Agree with her that she's not. And hurry to your office. Your tea Is getting cold." The John Bainbridge who penned that unauthorized biography of Greta Garho is Richard Widmark's brother-in-law. . . . There's a biff re-write on at Fox to make "Sir Walter Raleigh" completely acceptable to Bette Davis. WALTER ABEL vetoed the role of Daddy in the televersion of "Baby Snooks." The money was big but Walter is, afraid of being type-stnmped. . . . Moih<?r-In-Law Day will be observed on March 27. But it's also the first day of National Laugh Week. Where-are-they - now note: Minerva Pious, the Mrs. Nussbaum of Fred Allen's radio shows, is playing a small role in Sam Wanamaker's "The World of Sholom Aleichem" at the Embassy theater in London. Bob SterUng tells 1 it about the hard-drinking actor whose wife told him to bring home some groceries. After collecting a basketful, he told the clerk: "I'd also like a fifth of milk." Pollution Costly, Growing Problem In Detroit Area LANSING, Mich, W)—In Michigan, which describes itself as » "Water Wonderland," water pollution is a costly, growing problem and a threat to friendly relations with Canada. Phenol, the principal constitutient of carbolic acid ii found In the St. Olair and Detroit Rivers and Lake St. Clair—tho sources of water for Detroit and most of southeastern Michigan. It comes mostly from oil refineries around Sarnia, Ont., , aayi Milton P. Adams, secretary of tha Michigan Water Resources Commission. Adams says, Detroit has spent $1,400,000 on extra chemicals for its water purification in the past 10 years. But that would be only a drop in the bucket, should Detroit be forced to go to Lake Huron for its water. That would be * 200 million dollar project. Other cities, too, are having their troubles with phenoil and Michigan's attorney general has served notice on Canada the state expects it to pay damages for pollution up to this time to halt it or continue to pay damages. Extra Equipment CINCINNATI, Ohio (/P) — Bob Free, Cincinnati news photographer, heard strange noises in ht« new automobile. He had the door panel removed. Inside the door was a sandwich and an empty chill container. A COMMENTATOR says that the President's recent message showed "how little one can say in 7,000 words." Wait till Congress gets t-hrough debating ite recommendations.—Lexington Herald. LITTLE LIZ— It's going lo take more thon a dress designer togive some women that flat look. *»»• Boarding House Reach Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Corned beef 5 on cob 9 for two 12 Bread spread 13 Wings 14 Pointed loo! 15 Speakers 17 Split soup 11 s ac | cry 18 Restrain 16 Muse of 19 Upper regions astronomy of space 20 Respect 21 Endure 22 Flies 23 Plant 2 4 Mimlcker 3 Denomination 4 Lodging place 5 Vehicle 6 Ester of oleic acid 7 roast beef 8 Birds' homes 8 Intestinal parasites 10 Pitcher 24 Past 25 Departed \L Ii IB tb 27 Negative vote£26 Law 29 A -— for 28 More secure news 32 Female lawyer 34 Worshiped 36 Make beloved 37 Shaped 38 Check 39 Stalk 41 Health resort 42 Negative word 44 Ages 48 Greed 49 Senseless 53 Girl's name 54 Hot weather drinks 56 Twiiching 57 Paradise 58 Turns an . airplane motor 59 Compass poinl 60 Counsel .01 Leg joint novra 1 Retain » Toward (he 30 Ooze 46 Poker player'j 31 Icelandic term sagas 47 Futile 33 Singing voice 48 Gr.inl 35 Realm 50 Arabian gulf •10 Seethed 51 Glacial snow 43 Door keeper 52 Essential 45 Lewis Carroif being beast 55 Individual U. 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