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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 28, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI.,COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher .MARRY A. HAINES. Editor. AuhUnl Publisher PAUL D. HUUAN, Adrertiiini Uahtget Bolt Nation*! Adrertlsint ftepreaentatlTM: WaLUc* Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, alemphli. Entered at second class matter at the poet- erfic» at Bljtheyille, Arkansas, under act at Con- trees, October I, 1«17. Member ol Th« Associated Pren SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city of Blytheriile or any ivburban town where carrier terrlce U maintained. Me per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per year, »2.50 tor sii months, »1.25 for three months; by mail outsid^ 50 mile aone, 112.50 per rear payable in advance. Meditations Salt Is good: but If the salt have loit his salt- ncM, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt In yourselves, and have peace one with another.— Mark 9:50. * # * Infinite is the help man can yield to man.— Carlyle. ' Barbs People will do anything to save money. A Texas millionaire married his nurse. * * * A coif ball leaves the club head at about 135 mile* per hour — about twice as fast as the jolf- er loaves his office. * * * A lot of home fires are caused because the put-out of cigarets isn't as large as the out-put. * # # An unofficial report says that half of the December husbands are washing dishes. * * * A Connecticut doctor claims that people will be shorter in 10o years. It he predicting an in crease in taxes? Senior Civil Service The new Hoover Commission studying reorganization of the federal government had to go some to match the often hold recommendations of its able predecessor, the original commission. The first report from the new group left something to be desired. This dealt with the status of the .civil service and federal workers generally. And it ignored the most ticklish problem in the field: the government security program. The commission's own "task force" studying federal personnel had urged a thorough look at security measures, but the urging gained no mention in the report. Outsiders are not in the best position to judge detailed procedures of an adequate security system. But they can observe and weigh broad results. Recent publicized cases, especially the Ladejinsky affair, suggest that present programs produce results which now and then are confusing, contradictory, and unfair. It would seem elementary for any organization reviewing the quality and character of our federal personnel to examine the vital security problem and make recommendations. In spite of this omission, the Hoover group offered a good many positive proposals. Possibly the most striking was one designed to sharpen the line between career workers and political, or policy-forming, employees. The commission recommends creation of a special category of senior civil service workers, perhaps as many as 3000 in number, to serve as a corps of top managers. They would enjoy reasonably good salaries, in the expectation that men of high talents would thus be attracted to federal employment. This proposal suggests a strong parallel with the higher levels of the British civil service, wherein the key men are the top permanent government administrators. For the British this system has worked well, not drawing in people of good caliber but giving to the government a continuity of able performance uninterrupted by political change. At the same time, the Hoover commission would like to see a group of "non- career" executives" who would serve at the pleasure of the President. These would be the partasin ptilicy-makers, the representatives of the party in power. They would change as party control altered, or perhaps as policies within the party changed. In the commission's view, the distinction between this category of workers and the regular civil service is not now clear enough to satisfy the needs and demand* of party control. It mky take some real doing to draw thcne lilies as sharply as the commission would lik* to see done. But th« essenti- al proposal ha« obvious merit. Well carried out, it could bring higher quality and steadier performance to daily government operations, while simultaneously making the federal establishment more responsive to party policies approved by the voters at the polls. Out of the Saddle Again It seems that each time a French Premier falls, the period between his failure and the taking over of a new leader grows longer. There apparently are a lot of reas- for this, some of them constitutional, some reflecting the fact that the area of agreemen on basic French policy has narrowed considerably in recent years. What we are beginning to fear is that if this trend keeps up the time will come when the periods France is without a premier will be longer than the ones when somebody is in the saddle. VIEWS OF OTHERS Too Old—At 45? Is an able-bodied American too old to work at 45?'into the hopper on Capital Hill Representative Charles Potter, Michigan Republican, has thrown a bill that will seek an official answer to that query. Mr. Potter's bill waa introduced, along with a wealth of statistical material, that highlights the problem of middle-aged American workers. They are too young by 20 years to collect on old age insurance their payments have built up in Washington. At the same time, they are too old for many firms even to consider hiring them. The reason? Firms with pension plans sometimes find that taking on older workers will hike the premiums they pay to obtain this coverage. No one clearly foresaw this unhappy by-product of pension plan that do much to add to the security of American workers when they pass (he age to work. But it has assumed proportions large enough to make it worth while for Washington to investigate. The plight of an able-bodied American worker finding himself on the scrapheap because he has passed his mid-40's a real tragedy. Earlier President Eisenhower pointed out that' the White House too is concerned about this social injustice. Congress should give a sympathetic reception to Mr. Potter's bill setting up a logman committee to explore the problem. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. You Figure It Out A prospective patron entered the reading room of the Olivia Raney Library in Raleigh the other day and inquired of Miss Clyde Smith, librarian, "Is .this a Christian library?" Miss Smith, somewhat startled, asked, "Well, what do jou mean?" "Your books are Christian books, aren't they?" the patron continued. Miss Smith, immediately thinking of all the books that might not be classified as Christian. quickly formulated her reply, "This is a public library and we have a general collection, just what are you interested in getting?' "Do you have a biography of Jesse James?" Upon checking the shelves, it was found that Jesse James was out, so what did the patron take instead? Two biographies of Jesus Christ.—Gastonia (N.CJ Gaette. The Wise Bird The man or woman who emulates the owl has ever been singled out'- by the multitudes for wisdom. The loquacious, fussy individual is p'ass- sed by. Is (his partially well founded or is it one of those fallacies whose long survival no one can explain? In the main we fancy you'll find it to be founded upon a rather reasonable basis. Repose of manner suggests not only self control, but reserve power. Fussiness, loquacity and an inability to contain oneself exactly the opposite. Energy, no matter how much of it such a person may have, is consistently exploded and wasted. There is some reason for concluding that the self contained man or woman ia wise.—Lamar iMo.) Democrat. SO THEY SAY Like food, religion should be within us constantly »s a ... fuel for our whole being, body and soul. Taking religion as a medicine . . . Instead of food is just wrong.—Hotelman Conrad Hilton. * ¥ * Women teachers who ought to wear girdles should do so.—Stanley Morgan, president, Salt Lake City, Utah, Teachers' Association. * ¥ * I think that the United States ought to be holding out the olive bra:«b as well as the atomic bomb in our foreign relations.—Rep. Sydney Yates (D.. 111.). * * * If peace doesn't come, there will be no world left. You are listening to one who knows what he Is Hiking about. —Former president Truman. ¥ * * In the present critical posture of world affairs . .. I fee) that > call from the people will meet » f&vonble response from him (President Elsen- hower) »nd that he will again stand, out or a like sense of devotion to duty as a candidate for the presidency in 194*.—Sen James Duff (R., pa.). The Bear That Went Over the Mountains Peter Edson's Washington Column — Nixon Will Get Job of Patching Up California's GOP Troubles WASHINGTON — <NEA)— Right after Vice President Richard M. Nixon gets back from his tour of .he Caribbean countries in March, le's going" out to California on another type of good-will mission. This will be an attempt to unite all factions of California Republicans and take measures to prevent a big party split in 1956, Here in Washington, Vice President Nixon and Sen. William F. Knowland let on that there is no rivalry between them. Such warfare as exists today is character- s private crime wave on Che huge parking lots which surround the Department of Defense headquarters. Metropolitan Park Police, who guard the area, are finding it difficult to break up the abuses. Last month 32 cars were stolen and 48 cars were broken into. Favorite trick of the thieves is to take the jack out of the back of a car and steal one tire and the spare. All Pentagon employes have been warned to lock their cars and keep anything of value out of sight. But ized as feuding between factions J breaking in and stealing still per- .hat kncm* one man better than the other, or that think they stand better chances of getting jobs by going all-out for one or the other ivorite. Sen. Robert Kerr (D., Okla.) in a political newsletter to his state the other day, mentioned that Mrs. ! Eisenhower had been particularly One curious sidelight of the situ- [ attracted by the hat worn by ation is that Mrs. Nixon and Mrs. ' lady guest at a White Housr recep- Knowland are good friends. They j tion. talk over the supposed rivalry of j senator Kerr says that it was their husbands and get pretty in- | reportec j to him that Mamie ex- di-rnant about it. wanting to write j claimed to the woman, "My dear. letters to the editors to deny pub- J That cute nat Tum £round an d iet licly that there is bad blood be- j me see it." The hat was described uveen them. i for t h e senator as "Qutie a fetch- While this makes lovely pence | ing thing—a small dressy hat made talk, cynical political observers are of black velvet and gold lame, betting alJ this harmony will van- trimmed in bugle beads and ish if President Eisenhower de-j topped by miniature antennae from cicies not to run again. j which tangled Mttle gold tassels." Neither California!! will discuss j "Yon know," Senator Kerr told what will happen if Ike doesn't, his constiutents, "if such an in run. but they are trying to let on ' dividual antenna device could be that they won't be rivals for the i actually used for broadcasting, in- number one job. Also, all the peace talk looks the importance of Gov. Goodwin J. Knight, the real power in (he state since ex-Gov. Earl War- stead of receiving. I might want to over- get one for myself." Anxious to protect their subsidies and scuttle all independent competition, the big- trunk airlines ren became chief justice of the U.S. j are spending some of their profits The Pentagon has been having i to wine and dine Senate aides. in a series of 'nonpartisan' meetings—cocktails, dinner and propaganda." says the Aircoach Transport Association newsletter. "Since the Civil Aeronautics Board allows the scheduled airlines to charge their dues to the Air Transport Assn. into their mail- pay base," the letter continues, "It will really be the taxpayers who will help pay for the dinner, the menu of which might read like this: Puree Monopoly Prime Ribs of Mailpay, Rich Gravy Potatoes a la Treasury Dollard Greens Lettuce, Inler-Island Dressing Sparkling Franchise, 1938 Chocolate Profiterole Big Four Cookies Demi Tasse (for Local Service Lines) Corona Pan Am "After dinner the usual act, practiced many times across the country, is to denounce the independent airlines In ringing tones." Dr. Allen V. Astin. director of the National Bureau of Standards, wa.s rehearsing a demonstration of new methods for measuring minute differences in temp.eratures prior to 1 an open-house exhibit j Several pieces of hot and cold iron were bein'g used, but in arranging them, they got mixed up. [ Not wishing to burn himself, the (Scientist announced: "And now you will have a demoastration of heat measurement without the benefit of instruments." Thereupon he wet his finger and proceeded to touch the pieces of iron, finding the hot ones by the sizzle. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD (NBA)— Close- ups and Longshots: Signs of spring in Hollywood are early this year. Tra-la, tra-la. Glamorvllle is basting in near 80-degree temperatures and the wild sport shirt George Gobel is wearing on the golf course looks like a peacock backing into a sunset. That's something you can't hardly get no more. Betty Hutton busted out of retirement along with the first tulip sprouts and Ida Lupino and Howard Duff left for ANOTHER honeymoon. . . . George Jessel has a new crew-cut toupee and Ray Milland's been tuning up an outboard motor injiis garage. Wolf whistles for pretty girls are gelling louder and Harry Clmring even dreamed of an underwater filmusical with acres of chorus girls lilled, 20,000 Legs Under the Sea.". brows. He'll play Mitil Qaynor'i PATHERI Television's Medic" — Richard Boone—hasn't even escaped. Don't tell anyone, but he's got the hives! TELEVISION'S revival of "The Women" as live dramatic fare was a down-memory-lane note for Rosalind Russell, who starred in the prewar movie along with Norma Shearer. Joan Crawford. Paulette Goddard and Joan Fontaine. Paulette had a minor role in the high- powered, all-gal cast but played the Russell part in the home-screen version. Laughed Roz on "The Girl Rush" j set: 'Everyone expected a scene- stealing, hair-pulling riot when we made the film. But it was just the opposite. We were all so polite it was sickening. Norma would say to Crawford. Pardon me. darling, I believe I'm upstaging you a little. , And Joan Fontaine would say to Paulette: Pardon me, darling, your make-up is smeared.' •I'm not admitting what sweet words I said. No one, you see, wanted it said: "She's the witch of the set.' " Sign on a Hollywood silent movie theater: FLICKERSCOPE ON OUR WIDE SAGGING ^SCREEN." IF PHIL HARRIS lands that role with Bing Crosby in, "Anything Goes" — it's a haggle over money now—there will be some lifted eye- ,7 T^| . P_ Written for NEA Service the UOCtOr jayS — By EDWIN P, JORDAN, M. D. I do not know how to improve kindness. on n little leaflet issued by the j Guidance Is another element National Association for Mental j which every child needs. He hand. The only lily white innocent bridge player was East. Let's begin with the opening bid of four hearts by South. This is a rather eccentric bid. South has a perfectly normal opening bid of one heart with good.rebid strength. South hasn't enough playing risk that East would take the double out. Thpt would simply pop South out of the fire and put East right in. For this reason the double of four hearts was a rather unwise move. North's pass, and East's "response of four spades were blameless .South should have doubled 'our spades to indicate his great satisfaction with this contract. When South passed, he opened the door to further misadventures. I can't imagine why North then bid five hearts. He had every reason to expect that East would make four spades, to be sure, but he had good reason also to fear a bad loss at five hearts. Altogether, this hand didn't show bridge experts at their very best New definition of Las Vegas: Where people sit in their Cadillacs and count their nickels. Cecil E. DeMille apparently doesn't mind. The cartoon Is thumb- tacked to a door he passes every day in his private building at Paramount. It shows a movie set with a director's chair nameplated C. B. DeMille." But DeMille, the Biblical, movie expert now filming The Ten Commandments," Is just a wisp of smoke nt the point of a gigantic streak of lighting. And a stone-faced assistant is saying: I KNEW lhat would happen on» of these days." There's a large photograph of Grace Kelly in the Paramount studio cafe. But, please, a sign painter quick. It's spelled Kelley" on the identification plaque. WARNER BROS, is paging Aldo Ray again to costnr with Jane Wyman in "Miracle In the Rain." It's going (o take some borrowing- strategy with Columbia, which recently vetoed Aide's loan-out to the same studio for the Jett Rink role in "Ginnt." Singer Oreste Kirkop was having the same trouble with a line of dialogue that people have with his name for a scene in The Vagabond King." Consoling him. Director Michael Curliz rang the directional belt with: "I knoiv it's a melodramatic line. But say it fast and it'll take away some of the melo." LITTLE LIZ— People ore judged by the conv pany they keep, and girls by how late they keep it. «NIA* A LAWYER was complaining about people who buttonholed him on social occasions to get free legal advice. "Does that sort of thing happen to you?" he asked a member of the party who was a well known physician. "Often," was the reply. "But I've got a good way of dealing with it. I just say, 'Undress'."—Port Myers (FlaJ News* Press. Health on the subject "What Every Child Needs for Good Mental Health." In this case as in many helped in his first halting trys at walking and should have aid for { many years in the problems of others it often seems that the> nf e and behavior towards others most important facts can be put j which the parents have already briefly. \ learned themselves. Finally, the The point brought out by this j leaflet points out that a child little pamphlet is that in addition ; should know that there are limits to bavin? plenty of good food, I as to what he is permitted to do sleep, exercise and fresh air chil- and that while he may become dren must have their emotional | angry or Jealous such -feelings needs met also. The child's im- must be held in check and not al- mcdiate happiness is important | lowed to hurt others. All these recommendations sound simple enough but no doubt all of us who are parents can remind ourselves of these points with profit from time to time. but parents who would their children to be healthy and stable grownups must pay attention to physi- the emotional as well cal requirements of their offspring. Every child needs to feel the love of his parents and that his parents want and enjoy him and : care what happens to him. The j child needs to believe that his parents like him for- himself, not j only when he acts as they want ^lm to but all the time, even when he misbehaves. Security is a deep-seated need every child. The home must be built up as a good -safe place of retreat with the parents available to support the youngster when he JACOBY ON BRIDGE Culprits Invade The Bridge Table By OSWALD JACOBV Written for NEA Service Who Is the criminal on this that somebody went off the track Umcr- J givVr7enewed'confide".ce s °™ v *? c - ThC f|ll<!sllon ls wh ° and fulfills a basic need. . Every child needs to know that lis parents want him to grow up, rmn, and encourage him to try youngster becomes frightened — as every younftsler does some- , new things for which he Is ready nnd that they do not hold him down with too firm » hand. The parents are also basically rcsponsyile for helping a child to went o/f. "The contract of five hearts was set two tricks. The defenders got a diamond, a club, and two hearts, thus collecting a penalty of 500 points. East would have been set two tricks at four spades. Where NORTH (D) Z8 A S3 48762 *KQJ87 WEST EAST 474 + Q 10 9852 ¥ KQ62 » 5 « AKJ5 »Q 1094 *A93 +62 SOUTH A AKJ » AJ1098 J + 1054 North-South vul. North Eut South West Pass Pass Pass 1 4 Pass Pass ,Pass Pass Pass Pass Double Pass Double Opening lead—* K strength to underwrite a contract of four hearts, nor is South so poor In high cards as to need a shutout bid. Moreover, the value o( making a shutout bid when vulnerable against non«vulnerable opponents Is very doubtful. To sum up, South should have bid one heart instead of four hearts. West is our next culprit. A double of an opening four - bid Is not bsolutely a takeout or a penalty double; It partakes of the nature of both. It Is usually wise to double in this .situation only when you are prepared to hear a response from your partner. If you have enough strength for that, you also have enough defensive, strength to he satisfied if your partner passes the double. did the bidding go wrong, and who , n tms cnse Wcst cou , d ,,.,,, struck the sour note? | rMsonl( i,|y sure O f beating four This Is a riiflieult question lo' hearts one 'trick or so. If he dou- develop such moral qualities as answer because the bridge table bled, he could gain a hundred courage, honesty, generosity, and | it just u full of criminals on this < points or 10; but Iheri was gr«v« Q— The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Club Pass 1 Diamond Pass 1 Spade Pass ? You, South, hold: AQ732 V74 +KQ653 494 What do you do? A — Bid two spades. This raise shows four-card support for spades with a rather weak hand — about 8 to 11 points, counting distribution as well as high cards, TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South hold: AQ732 V7 *>AQJ5S *,t 9 4 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow THE GOING was even rougher than usual at the Guggenheims' weekly bridge joust with the Loebs. "Will you tell me." demanded the exasperated Mrs. G. of her spouse, "how you could make an original bid of three no-trumps when I was sitting there with all four aces and a king in my hand?" "If you must know," admitted the harrassed Mr. Guggenheim, "I bid on three queens, two jacks and four highballs." — Lamar (Mo.; Democrat. AS WE understand the situation, Coach Adolph Rupp's basketball Wildcats now hold fourth place in the Southeastern Conference and first place in the nation. — Lexington Herald. AUTHOR - Well. sir. the upshot of it wns that it took me ten years to discover that I had absofutely no talent for writing literature. Friend — You gave up? Author — Oh, no; by that time I was too famous. — Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun. Animals Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 16 Get free 20 Presses 22 Readier 24 Very (Fr.) 25 Lease 26 Moves 28 Warehouse 1 Wild, human or beast 5 Cow's baby « Dog's baby 12 State 13 Medley 14 Blackbird of cuckoo family .,„„.„ 15 Book critics 11H °'«» 17 Pose IS Attempt* 19 Holds back 21 Shoo, call 23 Exist 24 Musical syllable 27 Church part M Burden 32 Mental im«f* 34 Snarl 35 Dinner count IT Agra* IB Mil 39 Knock] 41 College chew 42 Swear 44 Orgtn part 4« Gazing 49 Retiltatt 53 Frontiersman Carson 54 Certainly 88 Anger 57 Ostrich 2 Above 3 Dungaree 4 Cooks, as fish 5 Bovine animal 6 Warnings 7 Italian coins 8 Cavity 9 Traveller 10 Distinct port 30 Arm bone 46 Hop 31 Son of Adam 47 Weary 35 Mistake 35 Claim 40 Disputes 43 Broaden 45 Removei 48 Alaska city 50 Melon 51 Bewildered 52 Belgian river 55 Except 34 58 F enclnx sword 59 Footllke part flOBIrd't homt DOWN 1 Folks Ihouchl toads caused

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