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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER W5W1 SATURDAY, MARCH 12, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI oomun NXWS co, H. W HAINKB, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES, Editor, AuiiUnl Publlihct PAUL D. HUMAN, Adtertlilnj Utnapr Sol* Nmtlopa! AdnrtletiK EtepreMntttlvM: Wallact Witmer Co., Ntw Tork, Chicago, Dttrolt, Atlanta, Memphfc. Entered u second claw matter at tin poit- ottict at BljrtheYllle, Arktiuu, mdir Ml o» Con- p-eu, October I. HIT. Member of Tb* Associated Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 6; carrier In the citj of "BlTtherUle or an; suburban town where carrier aeirtc* b maintained, 35e per week. By mail, within a ridlui of Sfl mllei, 15.00 per year, »2.50 for six months. 11.19 for three month*; bj mail outside 50 mile aone, 113.50 p«r rear payable In advance. Meditations And he spoke also unto the men of Penuel, saylnj;, When I come araln In pe*ce I will break down this tower.—Jud(e* 1:9. * * * All things that speak of heaven speak of peace.—Bailey. Barbs Statistics say that mothj do $23.000,000 damage annually to clothing. Disbelievers can look up last summer's suits.' * * ¥ Think how much converaation would be laved if folks only laid things of Importance. * * * It's dangerous to rub the eyes, says an oculist What else can you do when you read the final figures on your income tax report? * * * The poorest excuse for not trying hard ht because it's hud and trying. Political Edycation The country's labor chieftians often have explained their excursions into politics by saying they were not trying to dictate to union members but to "educate them politically." Whether always sincere or not, this disavowal appears to have been wise. For the record at the polls shows that the union rank and file cannot be dictated to successfully. Indeed, it suggests that if anyone has been getting a dose of political experience in recent years, it has been the leaders. They have had demonstrated to them again and again the, ..workingman's independence of mind. But it looks as if they still have a good stretch to go before their own "education" is complete. George Meany, head of the AFL, agreed with President Eisenhower's recent press conference remark that no one can ''boss" the 15 million Americans the unions claim as members. Yet nearly all that he and other chiefs say on politics makes it pretty plain they feel they can lead rather strongly, if not boss. But they make one cardinal error. In their political choices they do not show the same independence of judgement which their members exhibit by their votes. Both the major federations, now in process of merging, have hitched their wagon largely to the Democratic Party. Viewed generally, workers certainly maintain a stronger allegiance to the Democrats than do voters as a whole. Somewhat more than a third, however, do not exhibit such ties. Arid even within what might be styled the Democratic group there exists considerable independence which is occasionally productive of suprising vote switches. Most political observers have noted a national trend toward independent voting, toward a refusal to be identified permanently with bne'party or another. Workers do not appear to be a clear exception to it. Like everyone else, they don't want to be pegged, put in a mold, told the "only" issue they should consider. They think of themselves, rightly, as whole Americans, not simply workers. They have knocked for a loop the old idea that it is their chief political job to reward labor's friends and penalize its enemies. Very often they vote to reward the country's friends. The nation's friends are not assembled neatly in one party. This is where union leadership fails. Its stress on single party allegiance tells the .membership the union chiefs are not seeking out genuine statesmen wherever they may be found. The workers decline to accept the easy assumptions of one party devotion. Meany is right when he says the leaders cannot boss the men. The fact it, they cannot even persuade them. They will not be able to persuade until they show the independence and breadth of vision required of l«ad«r»hip. VIEWS OF OTHERS In Defense Of Youth Walter A. Page, Judge of the Norfolk Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, presented a refreshing viewpoint on the juvenile conduct problems. Judge Page speaking before the Exchange Club In Norfolk, declared his belief that most children'are good and that It Is only the bad ones that break into the limelight. He observed that encouraging and praising the good ones for correct conduct will lessen the chances of their becoming Involved in scrapes with the law. This is a sound idea. After 10 months on the bench of the juvenile court, one might believe a judge would become cynical about modem youth. Not so in Judre Page's cafe, for he concludes that the idea that the modern generation U "going to the dogt" hat been a cherished belief of the older generation since time immemorial and hu leu validity today than ever. Perhapi today's children are on the whole better than those of the past, for as the Judge noted, It has become his "observation that youngsters of today are ibued with that ability, courage and tense of responsibility which encourages the growth of the freedoms we in America en- Joy." It Is well to heed the recommendations of one who is well qualified to speak on juvenile problems. Judge Page advises to try and develop good home surroundings. There is a necessity to develop within the child a respect for authority of civil and moral law, and this is a primary responsibility of the home. School and church can and should help but they are working uphill If the foundations are not laid in the home. The main cause for delinquency, be it juvenile or adult, is in general lack of control, the Judge believes. In order to more fully come to grips to the problem, it must be settled before it reaches the courts. Certainly the court hu a serious responsibility to punish offenders in order to discourage repitition of untoward acts. Certainly a court's primary job is to administer justice not analyze the causes for misbehavior. However, it can perform a real service in casting additional light on the situation as Judge Page so aptly did. His feeling is that a great cause for delinquency it failure of parents to teach their children "to respect and obey their elders, especially parent and teachers." If parents will, take time out to do these things, which seem to have gone out of fashion, the children—and the community—will tit better.—Portsmouth (Va.) Star. Ike Makes Sense In his talk to the Republican National Committee the President said some things that needed to be said. He called his program one of "dynamic conservatism" and thus restored to that much-malinged term the dignity it deserves. No longer now need a conservative be ashamed to admit and to try and descrloe himself as "actually a true liberal." Burke was a conservative and proud of it and so was Washington and Lincoln and Calhoun and Bob Taft. Now another great conservative— Dwight Eisenhower —has helped restore this term to the politican lexicon. The President made another good point when he said Democrats are not to be confused with Communists and that it is the Communists—not the Democrats—who are the enemies of the Republic. That needed to be said to take some of the sting out of charges that the Democrats as a group were responsible for the Algcr Hisses and the Harry Dexter Whites and the rest. Franklin D. Roosevelt was responsible and so was Harry Truman and both of these men deserve the criticism that has been directed against them for lacking good judgement. But the vast majority of Democrats are good, honest and loyal Americans, of course.—Kingsport (Tenn.) News. Deceptive Statistic Ordinarily the statistic is a meaningful instrument. We submit, however, it is not adaptable to wieners. For example, the American Meat Institute reports consumption of them last year was 8,500,000,000 or about one per person per week. The Influence is the "hot dog" has become so delectable that no American was able to restrain himself more than six days before drooling irresistably for one. Laid em end to end, of course, that quantity would put one within easy reach of everybody. There is where the aromatic, outdoor "hot dog" trips the statistic to a face-fall. Any gour- ment in the "hot dog" bracket will testify there Is not temperance in that appetite. It's either teetotalism of gluttony. Like with eating peanuts, one dog is sheer waste of good tooth powder. The true disciple, if he can't go whole hog on a half-dozen or so, will disdain a dog en solo. And he is right. Anyone who is so tight or so mincing as to stop with a single, deserves to be cut off without a scent.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. SO THEY SAY When they (Chinese Reds) know how determined we are (Nationalist China and the U. S.) to stand together, they'll think twice before acting. — Chiang Kai-shek. * ¥ ¥ India has no desire to push herself forward, but where we can help we shall certainly do so. — Prime Minister Nehru, commenting on India's role as mediator in Chinese crisis. Football Is a rough game, not ping-pong. Anyone who thinks it's ping-pong needn't come out for the team. — Paul Dietzel, New L.S.U. football coach. * * * Tht more one sees of people, »« better one thinks of rats. — George W. Hartmann, chairman of Roosevelt College psychology department. It'll Hurt a Little More This Year Pettr Edson't Washington Column Brownell Reveals the Underlying Causes of U. S. School Shortage WASHINGTON — (NEA)— Outmoded state laws and city ordinances limiting property assessment, tax rates and bonded Indebtedness provide the greatest obstacle to the construction of adequate public school facilities in the United States. These largely overlooked facts were brought out in the testimony of U. S. Commissioner of Education Samuel Brownell, who presented the administration's school-aid program to the Senate Committee on Education. This is the first that the real, underlying reasons for the U. S. school shortage have been spread on the record. The general impression has been that today's school overcrowding is due to the facts that few new schools were built during the'war years and that there was a great increase in the number of children Dorn during the war years and immediately after. This is only part of the story. The full story must include the reasons why state and local governments have not been able to keep up with the increasing school population, the moving of many families from old city centers into the suburbs and the settling of many newly formed fami-: lis in new cmmumties. ' As Dr. Brownell points out, school districts in all the states can finance construction of new buildings from current tax revenues or the sale of school bonds. In only 16 states, the state govern- ment can give money to local school districts. In five states the state government can make loans to local school districts. In four states, state agencies can build schools and rent them to the local communities. Under any'of these procedures, it takes from two to three years to build a school, once the school board makes up its mind to do it. A principal delay comes in getting voters to approve bond issues. In ten states there are tax limits restricting local issuance of school bonds. Twenty-sU state constitutions limit school bond indebtedness. Twenty-one states have laws limiting- school bond indebtedness. In 13 states these limits are from 12 to 50 per cent of the taxable property valuation. In 22 states the limit is 7 to 12 per cent. In the remaining 13 states, the limit is only 2 to 7 per cent. The 35 states in the two latter groups obviously can't raise as much money for new schools as those in the first group. Obsolete Property Assessment ratios also cut down the amount of money many school districts can raise. Dr. Brdwnell cites the case of one typical city where property was assessed for 38 per cent of value, for a total of $142 million. If property were assessed at full value, the total would have been S374 million. Since the bonded debt limit of this district was 10 per cent of assessed property valuation, it was limited to $14 million Indebtedness for school construction. A shift to full valuation permitted this district to increase Its school bond indebtedness to $37 million and solved its school shortage/ Until these artificial restrictions on school construction are removed from state laws, local school districts are hamstrung in trying to keep up with their school needs. This is an important point for the administration, which wants to have local communities solve their own problems instead of relying on the federal government. The states can't meet their own problems till they modernize their laws. One other part of this school shortage problem nc' sufficiently understood is that It Is concentrated largely in city and suburban areas. In rural areas, the problem is largely one of replacing old buildings with more modern schools. There are 63,000 school districts in the U. S. and this districting is obsolete in many places, Dr Brownell says. In 2000 districts—3 per cent of this total—there are 20 million pupils. This is two-thirds of today's total public school population, kindergarten through high school. This is where schools are scandalously overcrowded. It is in 1300 school systems in cities of over 10.000 population and 700 counties which operate all schools for their city, suburban, village and rural areas. the Doctor Says Written for NEA Service "By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. A letter from Mrs. L. states that her brother has been told he has Addison's disease, and a communication from Mrs. C. states that she has this condition herself. Both ask for a discussion. This is somewhat difficult because exactly what happens is hard to explain and the treatment is both highly technical and must be most carefully adjusted to the individual victim. The disease arises from small glands lying next to the kidneys called the adrenal or suprarenal glands. These glands have a rather complicated structure. They belong to the glands of internal secretion. They contain several kinds of cells which form hormones which flow into the blood, A chemically prepared substance called apinephrine or adrenaline has some of the actions of the adrenal gland; cortisone is perhaps the best known df the hormones produced by the adrenals. Complete rest in bed and protection from chilling and muscular exertion • is necessary in acute stages. Those who have mild cases or chronic insufficiency of hormone production may do well when they are given an excessive amount of ordinary salt —• sodium chloride — at the same time that lotassium, another chemical, is cept low. Adciison's disease is fortunately a rather rare disorder. It received LS name from a famous English physician. Thomas Addison. who \ first described the condition in ! 1855. nnd has been a subject of ;reat interest and concern to physicians ever since. Addison described the charac- .eristic symptoms as anemia. languor, or general weakness, feeble beat of the heart, irritability of the heart. Irritability of the stornach, and a peculiar brown- sh change in the color of the skin. General weakness is particiilftrly charactrrlstic and the cloop yri- owlsh brown color of the .skin, which is due to deposits of pig. ment, is also usual. Most patients lose weight. Patients with Addison's disease have a low t?lood pressure and examination of the blood by chemical tests will reveal changes which clinch the diagnosis. Many patients are given another chemical related to the secretion of the adrenal gland. This has the lengthy name of desoxycorti- costerone. Today this Is usually combined with doses of cortisone. At all times ,H is necessary to watch carefully for signs of under certain that real improvement has or overdosage. Nevertheless it is taken place In the management of patients with this curious disorder. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Problem Here Isn't In the Bidding Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOB? There was no problem in the bidding of today's hand. South had a book opening bid of one no- trump, with 17 points In high cards the bid shows 16 to 18 points, balanced distribution and stoppers in at least three of the four suit.*;. North had a book raise to three no-trump, since he had 10 points in high cardi with balanced distribution. The only problem came in the play of the cards. Declarer could count seven tricks in top cards and thought that h« wa» going to need the diamond finesse sooner or later.. Hence South won the first .trick in dummy with the queen of heirU and tried the diamond finesse at once. West won with th« kinf of diamonds and thought that his partner!.«i eight of diamonds told a significant story. He therefore return* * dkmontf, Md *>uU> was in trouble. South wriggled and squirmed, but there was no Way to escape. The defenders were bound to get two spades and three diamonds, and declarer was down one. There was no need to suffer this fate. The right line of play is to win the first trick with the NORTH 12 AJ63 VQ53 4)743 *AK73 .WEST EAST 'AK72 AA84 VJ1098 *742 » K 10 5 2 » J 9 8 + 102 + J984 SOUTH (D) 4 Q 10 9 5 VAK6 »AQS + 065 North-South vul. Sooth W«t North East 1N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Past Past Opening tead-VJ queen of hearts and lead a low spade from the dummy. If East is alert enough to hop up with the ace of spades (which most defenders would fall to do), and to return a diamond, So,uth mi/st put up the ace of diamonds. South then leads another spade. As the cards lie, West must win the second spade, -and SouUl Is safe from another diamond lead. If East held both of the top spades, he could lead a second diamond and then — but only then—South would have to risk playing the queen of diamonds. In short, South takes a risk in diamonds only as a last desperate resort, not as a voluntary first play. By the recommended line of play South sets up two spades. Those, together with his seven tricks In top cards, give South his game contract. ENOUGH Jelly will be made In this country this year to smear the faces and fingers of almost every small boy In the world. — Laurel (MlM.) Lender.C«H. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)—Hollywood on TV: Live television? Jo Stafford's had It. The gorgeous-voiced Jo may look like a carefree happiness girl singing her songs but her fingers are crossed hoping her CBS show will go to film "before my nerves go to pieces." The unexpected — something every live TV performer can expect—has left her a Jittery Jo. Like when there was a picnic scene complete with a summer shower. The overhead sprinklers got careless and Jo had to sing a romantic solo sitting in a big puddle of water on a bench. And there was the prop man dropping leaves in front of the camera lens when she was singing "Autumn Leaves." He was a big fellow, built like a prize fighter. "He looked so silly tossinj; leaves into the air I almost got Die gi£Jle« and ruined the song," says Jo. But "Let Me Go Lover" was disaster. An actor tripped and the buttons on his coat caught in Jo's lace overskirt as he fell at her feet. Down went Jo's skirt. In came the camera for an emergency closeup of her face. "It was hysterical." shudders Jo. "There I was clutching at my skirt and singing "Let me go, let me go!" "Let me go to film" is what Jo Stafford says she really meant. GROTJCHO MARX'S "You Bet Your Life," his eyebrows and his ad libs will be missing from the TV scene when commercial video starts in England. There's a ban against give-away shows. This is Television. Mrs. Jones: A movie theater In Detroit is keeping patrons happy with a TV room off its lobby. An escape hatch if the second feature gets dull. No escape from the popcorn munchers, though. The Witnit: All of Hollywood's divorces and re-marriages gave a television producer a wonderful idea for a movietown quiz show. He's calling it: "Who'i Your Spouse?" Not on the Teleprompter: Dan Duryea. after reading and rejecting 20 scripts, looking for a "China Smith" motion picture to film this summer: "I don't want to film a glorified, padded half-hour episode." THERE'S AN EARLY sign, along with the spring buds, that TV's summer replacement shows will be no better than last year's. George Gobel's hot weather substitute, for example, will be "Musical Chairs." I can hardly wait—to get out of the house. Now it's an underwater telefilm series—"Captain Fathom." Some youngster Is bound to frighten mama with: "Quick, Ma, a bucket. There's a leak in our screen." . It's .no mystery to Jimmy Dunn why New York excels in the big live TV dramatic shows. He's ip- peared on many oi them and explains th*ir superiority over th« Hollywood product with: "They've b e e n at it longer. They're all TV-trained technician!. And writers understand the med- lum better than Hollywood movi« writers." Jimmy also sounds a warning for film atari leaping Into live emoting: "You have to fc« itage-tralned to do a irood live ihow." HEAR IT NOW: Brian Donlevy'j planning a "dangerous Assignment" feature movie. . . .Lucille .Ball and Desi Arnaz play their rirst night club at the Sands Hotel in Vegas when they wind up their current batch of telefilms. . . .A film series based on Leslie Howard's old movie, "The Scarlet Pimpernel." will go before the cameras In London. British actor Marius Coring will star. . . .Claudette Colbert nixed a ZIV telefilm series offer. Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Club Pass 1 Spade Pass 2N.T. Pass ' 1 You, South, hold: •AKQ793 »K9 «A8 +K642 What do you do? A—Bid three'cluoi. If North can show support for spades, you will go to a slam In spades. Oth- srwfse you will jump to five no- trump to Invite a- slam in clubs or no-trump, whichever, partner prefers, TODAY'S QUESTION _The bidding is the 5ame as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: *K 10753 »K1073 *76 *Q S What do you do? An»wer Tomorrow Propaganda note: A Los Angeles movie theater owner Is passing out reprints of a recent national magazine article titled: "I Was Cured of TV." Prediction :Betty Button, who couldn't stay retired, will wind up in a telefilm series along the comedy lines of "I Love Lucy." Ethel Merman spills it in her autobiography. It was George Gershwin who told her: singing lesson. It'll ruin you." "Don't let anybody give you » 15 lit Bfyth«vi/ft "Living Creatively" was the topic discussed yesterday afternoon by Mrs. L. E. Baker, when she led the study program for members of the Woman's Division of Christian Service of the First Methodist Church at the church. Mrs. C. P. Tucker returned yesterday from Washington, D. C., where she spent live weeks with her daughter,-Mrs. P. C. Hathorn, and family. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Waddy and Mr. and Mrs. Sam Landrum were In Paragould yesterday lor the funeral of Mrs. A. E. Cashon. Ray Worthington is in Mena, Ark., for the funeral of his father today. Dick Tipton. who attends Union University of Jackson, Tenn., is spending the holidays here with his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Paul L. Tipton. AN ANTIQUE collector, passing through a small village, stopped to watch an old man chopping wood with an ancient oxe. "That's a mighty old axe you have there," remarked the collector. "Yes," said the villager, "it once belonged to George Washington." "Not really," gasped the collector. "It's certainly stood up well." "Of course," admitted the old man. "It's had three new handles and two new heads." — Stanley (N. C.) News and Press. WIPE (looking up from her newspaper) — I say, Jim, what is the Order of the Bath? HUBBY (embracing the opportunity) — Well, as I've experienced it, it's too cold; then you're short a towel, then you step on the soap, and, finally, the telephone bell ringsl — Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun. AN UPHEAVAL for austerity In the Kremlin and not a peep out of the populace. Oh well, easy come easy go. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. 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