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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 2, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 2, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER'NEWS CO H. W HAINES. Publisher HARRV A. HAINES, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. Memphis Entered as second class matter at the post- otiice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 8. 1911 Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city at Blythevlllt or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per weet Bj mail, within a radius ot 50 .miles. $500 pel year. $2.50 for six months SI 25 for throe months: by mail outside 50 mile -zone. $12.50 per year payable in advnnce- Meditations Then the disciples, every man according to his ability, determined to send relief unto the brethren which dwelt in Judata.—Acts 11:29. #• # * We are rich only through what we give, and poor only through what we refuse.—Madame ^vet- • chine. Barbs To some husbands oblivion means getting married. # # # An ad pictures corsets for men. On the theory maybe, that somebody ought to wear them. #• * # Come time for spring fever, lots of people wiK complain about the same case they had all winter. # * * It's an easy road to failure when you're always looking for the path of least persistence ...... ____ Possibly it's the influence of todays teenagers that makes so many mothers act that way. Optimistic Outlook Quietly, while we Americans 'have been attending mostly to other things, the specter of depression that seemed to haunt many of us in 1945 has slipped away into the mists. No one would argue that we do not still have a considerable body of unemployment or that there are not areas and particular industries in continuing distress. But the general picture appears to he steadily brightening, and it is no longer accurate to say we are in a recession. As a matter of fact, new figures from the TJ. S. Commerce Department show that in the last three months of 1954 economic activity in this country had climbed back to a level exceeded only narrowly in two quarters of 1953. Most of the signs suggest we are pshing even higher in these first months of 19.~>5. What the department, and the economists, call the gross national product, the measure of all goods and services produced in the nation, was turned out in the final 1954 quarter at an annual rate of §362 billion. This was about S5 billion better than the average for the full year which is a gauge of the improvement in those last months. A current look at the steel industry feeds optimism about the immediate future. After one of its weakest years in a long time, it has lifted output back to 88 per cent of capacity and seems still on the rise. Automobile production jumped off well in early 1955, and construction men are predicting a banner year in commercial and residential building. These activities don't tell the whole story, but they are always vital props to a prosperous American economy. Since we continue to grow rapidly in population economists and many public figures contend with some justice that it is not enough merely to regain or hold former high levels of-output. That would not be stability but a sort of stagnation. We have reason to be heartened by the improvement in the economy during the past several months. This is especially so because the rebound has occurred despite falling military outlays which in the years since 1939. have so often played a big role in sustaining prosperity. But we have .no right to indulge in smug smiles until economic activity surpasses the old peaks and shows unmistakably that we can catch up to and then keep pace with the headlong growth of the nation. Our Idaclcrs are confident we can, and our history surely suggests that their faith is well founded. Paper Revolution We hear a lot of talk about the Industrial Revolution that started us on the path we're traveling today at such breakneck speed. But we don't hear I enough abou the Paper Revolution that went right along with it. If you ask them, most people probably would say the steel mill stack or the electric dynamo was the perfect symbol of our civilization. But maybe it ought to be the filing cabinet. Or the wastebaskel. In and out of our offices (not to mention our homes) pours a torrent of paper —letters, reports, appeals, advertising material, documents, and so on. This deluge of white stuff is almost overwhelming at times. After the material is shuffled about for a while, it usually heads for one of two destinations—the basket or the file cabinet. Some of the toughest decisions in government and business hinge on which place to pitch a paper you hold in your hand. The school of thought that automatically thinks "file it" is the right choice evitlentally believes we're living in such a marvelous age that nothing ever recorded on paper should ever be destroyed. At the other end of the scale are those who seem to figure that so much happens every day that nobody will care much what occurred a week or two back. They're the wastebasket feeders. Recently the new Hoover Commission had occasion to report on the paper flood as it affects government. What the commission found was pretty staggering. The federal establishment creates or handles about 25 billion pieces of paper a year, not counting untold tons of'pamphlets, technical manuscripts and so on. Wastepaper consequently is the largest item shipped out of Washington for industrial use. Office space for the 750,000 workers engaged in full time paper-handling— one way or another—is equal to 36 Empire State buildings. The space required for the 2-1 million cubic feet of federal records equals seven Pentagons. The commission estimates all this costs the government $4 billion a year. And this averages out to ?100 in taxes for a family of four. The investigators thought about 5255 million savings might be managed on paper work. Not a paltry sum, yet hardly large enough to suggest great confidence that the paper snowstorm can be reduced to harmless flurries. The cost is only one sad aspect of this thing. Think of all those trees! VIEWS OF OTHERS The People Speak On Integration Up in Delaware, where some of the first efforts to end segregation In public schools ran into serious resistance, unofficial referenda have been held In 14 districts to determine attitude of the people on the issue of segregation vs. integration. The votes were held in the Southern part of Delaware, where opposition to integration last fall caused authorities to revoke orders that had been issued for the ending of segregation. According to the Southern School News, publication of the Southern Education Reporting Service, which is keeping score on developments consequent upon the Supreme Court's anti-segregation ruling, Negroes were prevented from voting "in only several" of the districts, but in those in which they were permitted to participate, very few turned out. The returns, however, do include some Negro votes. Enrollment of the schools in the districts in which the votes were taken included 7,272 white children and 1,18-1 Negroes. The results of the voting were surprising. It had been expected that the voters would register strong opposition to Integration. But the lopsided votes against integration, unanimous in several districts and almost unanimous in others, was an astonishing showing of public sentiment. The total vote was 9,937 against and only 115 for intec.rntion of the races in the schools — a majority approaching the ratio of 100 to 1. The vote taken in the town of Blades was 148 to 0; in Gumboro, 218 to 0; in Hartley, 220 to 0; in MilLsboro, 802 to 2; in Ellendale, 299 to 1; In Lincoln, 236 to 1. The highest votes for Integration were in Laurel, where the vote was 1,261 against and 31 for integration, and in Milford, 2,332 against and 25 for. Other votes were: Georgetown, 1,387 against an dll for; Greenwood, 450 against, 10 for; Harrington, 1,106 against, 11 for; Houston, 245 against, 11 for; Milton, 934 against, G for, and Frcderdlca, 290 against, 6 for. These votes, it should be remembered, were not taken in the deep South, but in Delaware, a Northern border state. The referenda may have some Influence in the Delaware legislature, in which 10 of the 17 senators come from the Southern counties of the state, as do 20 of the 35 members of the House of Representatives. The votes should be of great interest and value, however, to the nation as a whole, to ot her si a tc IcgLslutui es, to Congress and especially to the Supreme Court. Does anybody think a court order can bring about any satisfactory plan for mixing the races against the nlmost solid public sentiment reflected by tliose votes? — Chattanooga News-Fret Press. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Seven Basic Economic Theories Guide Eisenhower Adminstration WASHINGTON —(NBA)— With most of President Eisenhower's special messages now before Congress, Jt is possible to put together a summary on the basic economic theories guiding his administration. These theories did not bloom in .he President's mind overnight. They emerged gradually over the past two years, a product.of many minds. Individual parts were created by multiteaded groups like the Housing and Foreign Economic policy commissions, the Agricultural Advisotry Committee, the Council of Economic Advisers and even the Cabinet. Seven principal theories are now distinguishable. They are not fixed nor rigidly followed in dealing with every economic crisis situation that arises. There are exceptions to meet special political conditions. Wtat you. have, therefore, is an economic outline rather than a rule book. One: Reliance upon a free, competitive price system to ration consumer demand is fundamental. Price and wage controls imposed by the government to regulate supply and demand are rejected policies. This does not apply, of course, to price supports for farm crops nor minimum wage for labor. Nor would this uncontrolled price system be maintained K war broke out. Indirect controls, like credit :ontrols, would be preferred, however. 2. Provision for incentives to business through adequate profits Is to be relied upon to keep the economy continually expanding. It is understood that these incentives will be supplied through tax reductions as justified by national defense and other essential government spending. No new tax incentives are promised for this year, but hope is held out for next year. 3. The doctrine of providing equal opportunity for every citizen to increase his standards of living is put ahead of the doctrine of artificial redistribution of wealth into equal shares. In simpler language, "soaking the rich" is out, along with the socialistic doctrine of "To each according to his need, from each according to his ability." The new slogan is, "My more need not be your less." 4. The administration believes that is is not necessary to have continuing inflation to keep the national economy growing. A stable dollar is to be maintained If possible, to protect private savings. This apparently means, however, that the dollar will be stabilized at its present level and not restored to it former value. To deflate would make repayment of the national debt next to impossible. Five: The role of private investment is to be conserved in expanding the economy, and the government will do everything it can to promote private investment. Tax credits on dividends are an example. But depression-born theories that the government must continually pump money into business channels 'to maintain consumer spending and prosperity are now shelved. G. Local effort is to be preferred over federal programs for public the Doctor Says — By Written for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Our first question today comes from a writer who is worried ] about the seriousness of a so- ; called dropped stomach. | Q — How serious is a dropped stomach and is there any treatment for it? P. B. A — There are fpw doctors today who pay much attention to so-called dropped stomach or intestines. The position of these organs inside the abdominal cavity varies from person to person and tends to be lower hi a thin person than one who is stouter. Rarely does it cause any symptoms which need treatment and rarely if ever ; is any treatment indicated. j Q — One of my fallopian tubes! I.s open and the other one closed. ) Several people have told me that with this situation I couK not have both male and female children, but just one sex. depending on which the first child was, What do you say about this? Mrs. G. G. A — it simply is no( true. You are Just as likely lo have children of both sexes as anyone else. Q — I .had never heard of tic douloureux until my wife ca me down with it a few weeks IILJO. Now she has been suffering something terrible and has been told that the only thine to do is to have an operation, but that it would leave her face and tongue numb. Would you please write about this? R. V. A. A — The condition is a disorder of one of tne so-called cranial nerves which come from the brain direct and supply a pnrt of the face. The cause of tie douloureux Is absolutely unknown. The pain is likely to be rather continuous able. Medical treatment is unfortunately not likely to be successful, although Injections with alcohol at the proper point, may bring some relief. All too frequently the only way to relieve the pain is by cutting the nerve entirely and this does result In numbness and other nerve signs. Although removing the nerve ->upply is not desirable H Is often preferable- lo the continuous and terrible pain usually present. Q _ My husband has been getting blisters on the sides and bottom of his feet lately. What could be the cause? Mrs. B. A _ The most likely is ringworm although there are other possibilities. I suggest he see a skin specialist. Q— Please discuss the possibility of a person getting well and not being disabled if they have had a pulmonary embolism. C. C. A — This is a clot In one of the blood vessels supply the lungs which has come there from some other part of the body. .It comes suddenly; the person who survives exceedingly good chance of complete recovery without any aftereffects whatever. Q — will you please tell me if there is any danger of a little girl four years old, who had gonorrhea and was cured, of having it recur when she was 18? C. A — No. There is no danger of recurrence under the circumstances outlined. Q — Could the use of female hormones or estrogen have any effect on a fibroid uterus? Mrs. S. A — They would not shrink the fibroids though they might make some of the symptoms worse. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE 'High-Low' Is Used To Send Message By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service As every experienced bridge phiycr knows, it is possible for n defender to signal his partner to continue a suit by playing hJgh and then low on two successive trick.*;. Such t\ "high. - low" or "echo" Is shown In today's hand. West opened tho king of diamonds and East beRn n his high- low by dropping the ten of diamonds. West next took the nee of works that for any reason cannot be handled by private investment. It is admitted that the federal programs are more precise. Locally run programs are clumsier and less efficient. But the Elsenhower "partnership" Idea for multipurpose dam construction is cited as an example of how local initiative for power production can be stimulated and federal participation for flood control minimized at the same time. 7. The international system of economics and trade Is to be encouraged and expanded. This is not a Republican policy but a GOP adoption of the Democratic reciprocal trade agreements doctrine of Cordell Hull. It now becomes an Integra] part of bipartisan foreign policy. In trying to follow these seven principles, the Eisenhower administration is exercising considerable flexibility. It has not stuck to the idea that the federal budget must be balanced at all times under all circumstances. While trying to keep federal expenses under control, it recognizes that national defense must be provided for. To foster a dynamic economy in the United States, the administration also realizes that it must p rtbsenngtn ngh-ela yventlo mo py titrust laws and their enforcement. Finally, to prevent stagnation and encourage change, the administration is committed to heavy federal appropriations for research and the development of new Industries. diamonds, and East completed his signal by playing the four of diamonds. This is the reverse of the normal order, since usually a player will begin with low cards and work up to high cards instead of the other way around. The high-low is used to convey a message to your partner: "Lead this .suit again." In this case East hoped to rnff the third round if NORTH AKQ4 VK IDS * A106 WEST <D> EAST V Q 9 S 4 * AK J95 VAJ832 4 104 SOUTH 4 A J 10 7 6 5 3 V7" • 83 North-South vul. West North East Sooth I ':-]•::; 1 + Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — 4 JC dnimonds. It should have been perfectly clear 'to West that his partner had this In mind — and that South also could ruff the third round of diamonds and thus nullify the effect of East's ruff. As a matter of fact, the hopelessness of continuing diamonds should have prevented West from leading the suit even a second time. He should have shifted to a club at the second trick. Had he done so, South would have gone down without much of a struggle. The point is that n high - low Is a request, not a demand. You disregard the request when you know, and your partner doesn't, that his plnn will fail. When the hand was actually plsiycd low from the dummy and ruffed In his own hand. He then ook the ace and king of spades, cashed the queen of diamonds to discard his henrt, ruffed n low heart, find finessed n club around tO RftSl. This line of piny (Intoned poor Enst. He couldn't rot urn ft club, since (hut would give dummy a f Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD "Tonight My Love" this way: "Too Long', too long-, we've been to surrender. It can't be wrong when our feelings lire .so lender." But in Enjihind, the cholly old Connors changed the lin to read: "Too !oii£, tin) lung, wo have only bcL-n pretending. Tliis is .so wrong: when our kisset could be blending:." Paramount Is scheduling Bing Crosby's dance number in "Anything" Goes" for the tail end of production. No strenuous capers for a while, say his medics. . . . Now the movies ;iro getting around to Solomon in the Biblical cycle. Charles Felclman has plans to film "A Song of Solomon," screenplaycd by Aben Knndcl. TIIlL \VITNKT: The yarn is making the rounds nbout the well- known producer who called his director over lo his private projection room at home to check footage n it new picture. The producer and his ll-year-pld son joined the direc- House of Bamboo" and "The Gen- tor to view the film, tie Wolfhound," feature Japanese At one point the producer yelled: leading ladles. It may or ni y | "Stop the picture," and protested not have anything to do with Nip- to tin- director .that he didn't un- onese objections, but there arc no i derstnnd the meaning of a certain HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screen: Even Oscar's still blushing over the Academy Award nomination floplacular on television. Whether the old boy shows up for the March 30 awards night, also to be televised, should depend on Hollywood's ability to revive itself and come back with the showmanship, humor and glamor expected of the entertainment capital of the world. Even if it's necessary to put Marilyn Monroe and the Brothers Karamazov on camera to liven up things. At least Oscar better read the script next time. Marilyn, you must have noticed, wasn't nominated for anything, although she probably rales a special achievement award for still being able to wiggle while on a sit-down strike. West is meeting cast in the movies—but not on the lips! A couple of new movies, "The kissing scenes between Robert Stack and Shirley Yamaguchi in "The House" and no smooching betwixt Aldo Ray and Mitsuko Kimura in "Wolfhound." JOHN WAYNE'S ex-wife. Chata, is on the very sick list tit her home just outside of Mexico City. "Why," protested the director, "I'm .sure that even your 11-year- old son here understands' it." The lad immediately explained the scene fo his father, whereupon the producer turned angrily to the director and shouted: ' "Since when arc we making picture-; for children'?" KKEFK BKASSKLLE signed the Pals insist J. David Schine was on a 24-hour pass from Anchor- ] Lge, Alaska, when he dated Piper j DeMarco Sisters and the Slate Laurie at the Cocoanut Grove. i Brothers for his next Las Vegas That's a long way to travel for j show and says: a date. "I'm just waiting for some critic ! to say this isn't fpinijy entertia This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: } mem," If you're a person who has everything, R swank Beverly Hills shoppe has something your kitchen must have—a mink pot holder. Close-Ups and Longsh'ots: Moira Shearer, who wasn't exactly cheered by the British critics, in ! her new film, "The Man Who Loved Not in the Script: Producer Al- j Redheads," is .going right ahead bert J. Cohen's description ot U-I's j with her straight acting career, filmuslcal, "The Second Greatest i she tours England. Scotland and Sex": It's a cross betwern 'Okla- Ireland with the London stage com- homa!' and 'Lyslstrala.'" unny of "I Am a Camera." . . . Mel Ferrer gets a voice double Censored: U. S. warblers are \ in his first musical, "Oh, Fleder- slnging two lines in the lyrics of j niaus," but he will do his own Ray Evans' and Ja> Livingston's j dam-ini;. Wifr- Audrey Hepburn is couching him. free finesse. He couldn't lead the ace of hearts, since S.outh would ruff and get to dummy with a trump to discard on the king of hearts. In desperation East returned fi low heart, but this fooled nobody. In the first place, West had already shown up wich a strong five - card diamond suit, and was unlikely to have the ace of hearts in view of his original pass. In the second place, East had already stewed enough to give the situation away. South cheerfully discarded a club on the heart return, thus making his contract. Q— The bidding has been: , North East South West IClub Pass 1 Diamond Pass 1 Spade Pass ? You, South, hold: *Q J32 V7-1 4AK653 *K4 What Ho you do? A — Bid four spades. The raise to ftame shows strong four-card support with a count of 15 or I'J points, counting; distribution as well as high cards. With 17 points or more, res ponder can usually afford some sort of slam try. TODAY'S QUESTION 1 The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Club Pass 1 Spade P.i:,s 2N.T. Pass ? You, South, hold: *K 10753 VJ94 4S7G3 *1 What do you do'' Answer Tomorrow J. Carrol Naish is still combing television's late but not lamented "Luigi," he winces, "identified An Irish-American of many ac. cents, Naish plays his first non- accented role in five years as a 1 gangland boss in New York Con\ fidcmial." ! me as that single character and I almost typed me forever as an ! Italian. After 20 years in Hollywood, | I'm re-e-itiihli.'-hmt; myself as a ! character actor of many parts. No ' more accents for a while. And no ,'more Luitfis ever," Short Takes: MOM is dusting off "Reunion in Vienna" for a re- ma-co. \vill it be called "Re-Reunion m Vienna," I wonder? . . . Dennis Morgan landed his first mnvm in several years — "Black Pe;u").s" wjfh Vinjjnhi Mayo, LITTLE LIZ— Yrj'rc only younq once. After '•. 'it ^ou'i! he, c- to ihink up Q good Crossword Lunch Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Roasl leg ol DOWN 1 Plenty 2 Confers 5 He likes 3 Simple tamales for 4 and lunch butter » Boston's 5 Cushion favorite lunch e Eaten away 12 Above 7 Hideous 13 Jason's ship monster 14 Blackbird of S Smell ing cuckoo family organs 15 Bullfighters 8 Date recorders 26 Little work] 17 Confederate 10 Individuals 21) Poetry muse general llHegulated 3ft Otherwise 18 Perspire lunch ' 31 Foreteller 19 Most profound Ifi Made amends l'/3 Plants 21 Pittance 23 Male child 24 Ealted Virginia 27 Knot 29 Roman rintr 32 Gets up 34 Second hand deal 36 Ebb 37 Opposed 38 Peel 39 Overeat 41 Indian weight 42 Peculiar 44 Kind 46 Alarm bells 49 Three times 53 Finnish city 54 Made crude 56— Angeles, California 57 Pen name of 20 Balance 22 Kails fit) Arrow poison ; SI Anoint 3f> Turns outward fi?. Paradise 40 Alt.ick 5.1 Rodent Charles Sfinry 59 Shade tree 60 Food leasnnlng (1 Observed ,nmb

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