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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 16, 1955
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fAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER MEWS CO H W HAIN18, Publiahtr BARRY A. HAINES Editor. A«slst»n« Publtoier PAUL D HUMAN. AdTtrtUlng Utnater Soli N«Uon»l AdTertlslns R*pre«ntatiT«: W»1U» Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Memphli. 1 Entered u second class matter »t the post- oMIct »t BljtheTille, Arkansas, under act ol Contress, October ». 1111. Member of The Associated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BJ carrier in the citj ol BljtheTille or anj tuburban town whert carrier »ervic« i» main- Uined. 35c per week Bj mall, within a radiiu ol 50 miles, 15.00 per year, 12.50 tor sli months 11.35 (or three months; bj mall outside 50 mile zone. 11230 per year payable in advance. Meditations And he humbled thee, and suffered thet to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which Ihou knowe'st not, neither did thej fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.— Duet. 8:3. * * * It Is In vain to gather virtues without humility; for the Spirit of God delighteth to dwell in the hearts of the humble.—Erasmus. Barbs You can't exactly blame health for leaving you when you persist in neglecting it year after year. ¥ * * A wife Is something proud of what her husband •tands. for, but more Interested in what he helps with. * * * The first thing mother should take out of the house when she starting spring cleaning is all oj the kids. « # * Anj old wave of prosperity has a habit of mak- faif a lot of swella. * * * A man will go a long way to save his face. A woman Just goes to the drugstore. * * * More than two million people in America can't speak English. We've heart a lot of them calling, trains. Commendable Action More and more in late years the nation's great corporations have been rising to an important challenge by stepped up their financial contributions to our hardpressed educational system. Now the tax-free Ford Foundation, whose funds derive from one of the top U.S. industrial fortunes, comes along with a spectacular grant of ?50 million to help American colleges raise their teacher's salaries to more respectable levels. This contribution may well serve to inspire America's business leaders to broaden and intensify their aid programs to the schools. And it may .also plant an idea with the other major foundations, which in recent times have forsaken their earlier habit of making really substantial grants in this field. No area of American life more urgently requires bold, imaginative aid.- Our schools have many problems, of which 'attracting and holding good teachers is but one. Right now Congress is debating how to grapple with some of them. But there is sensible resistance to having the government assume a big part of the burden of supporting out- great independent universities. If government is to be kept out of the picture at this vital level, then we can look only to the foundations and the business community itself for sizeable help. Our educators and many other public figures see danger in general federal assistance, fearing it would mean, incapably, a kind of control destructive of the university's highest aims. One of these goals is maintenance of the freedom to explore without restraint, to press the frontiers of knowledge forward in every direction that opens up. The nation's interest would seem to demand that this freedom be kept. Thus the foundations and corporations help to keep it can be said to serve the country's finest purposes. Even if the problem be viewed from the narrowest self-interest of the corporation, the policy of aid to education appears wise. For business today-'-has. a greater need than ever for well-trained men, and for the scientific knowledge that grows only when scholars are 'free to explore. VVith superb appreciation of the country's real needs, the Ford Foundation has Struck a blow in too long neglected field. This is the sort of action that should most cornmend tlie foundations to public acceptance. And it should inspire a more courageous meeting of the school problem on other fronts. VIEWS OF OTHERS Uncles Sam's Business The drive to get Uncle Sam out of competition with business has taken another turn. Now It's Democrats carrying that ball. Arkansas' Senator McOlellan has introduced a bill declaring it to be national policy to eliminate government business-type operations. McClellan's bill is similar to Republican-sponsored legislation which McClellan's bil is similar to Republican-sponsored legislation which found House support last year. But died no the Senate calendar. The bill follows a directive on governemnt competition issued by the Bureau of the Budget of the President. It may find iteslf caught in the Dixon-Yates dee) squeeze. The McClellan bill, according to the report from Washington, would establish a court of complaint in the Commerce Department to hear grievances from businessmen suffering from government competition. It would require a review by the Budget, of any new business activity proposed by the government. The bill would exempt government business operations established by law, such as the post office and Navy yards. But Sen. McClellan say« its a matter of serious Congressional concern when government agencies make rum, ice cream, sleep- ping bags, spectacles, fertilizer, helium, false teeth, maps, lumber, rubber, paint, aluminum, blueprints and even furniture. Nor does he like in the least such governmental goings-on as selling insurance, operating hotels and laundries, processing metal scrap, re-treading tires, collecting garbage, washing windows, or hunting for fur-bearing seals. That's quite a trail McClellan's on and amid that smoke there's unquestionably things which private business could handle better and more in the public interest.—High point (N.C.- Enterprise. Prettier Word Needed A new word has blossomed in the nations' press. It's automation, which has been defined as "doing a job by machinery with a minimum of human assistance . . . also (with) the use of electronic controls to schedule and guide the production process automatically ..." There's nothing essentially new about the process of automation, of course. It's just the word itself that is new. Man has been devising machines to do the work of manufacturing ever since the industrial revolution. Automation is just the logical climax—or perhaps more correctly—one of the sub-climaxes of the histronic process. Some worrying is going on about automation. This ha* gone on before, too. They had a word for it 20 years or so ago. It was technological unemployment—machines replacing humans in the nations great industrial centers. It hasn't come true at least yet. Machines to replace humans have always given rise to the need for more machines which must be made and operated by men In an endless progression, which has always brought more employment, not less. They might not call It that, but automation has taken giant strides in our own potash mines. Refineries grind and clank away for 24 hours a day in almost lonely gloom, with only an occassional watchman at a switchboard to see that the work is going properly. Yet, there is more employment, not less, than ever before in potash. Automation is a symbol of the process of free- Ing man from his grinding toil. There ought to be a prettier word for it.—Carlsbad (.N.Mj Current Argus. Zoooooooooop! We have been informed that as a consequence of some debate as to whether a Birmingham fireman is due compensation for injuries said to have resulted from his sliding down a firehouse pole, it has been suggested, the pole be done away with. Our first reaction to this proposal was one of shock. AS well, we thought, do away with checkers and dominoes, or snip ever /ire fighters gallus- es or stuff wads of paper in.his boots. The U. 5. firehouse has become a symbol, and if coachdogs are rare sights on fire wagon seats these days, always there has been comfort in the thought of the round floor hole and the shiny, slippery pole. One Personnel Board member has suggested slides instead of poles. We take it the reasoning here is that a slide is graduated, doesn't drop straight down, hence the occupational hazard would be reduced. But in firemen's minds, we should think, such an idea would cause visions of youngsters on playgrounds merrily zooooooooooping down amid glee. We can understand how the fire fighters would tend to rebel. Thus arises another-preplexing municipal problem.—Birmingham News. SO THEY SAY Matusow is still a perpetual and habitual liar. — Sen. Arthur Watkins (R., Ut } ). * * * Anytime anything Is done for the average person Republicans oppose it and cry politics. — Rep. John McCormack (D., Mass.). * * * Being a salesgirl was a good way to get used to punching doorbells and the experience was valuable when I found myself punching doorbells for the Democrats. — Carol Ludlngton, head of Democrats' primary campaign in Michigan. * * * Sometime this year unemployment will be close to five million. — Leon Keyserllng, former economic advisor. * f- * i McCarthy supporters, have driven a wedge of hatred intn the community and have made It Impossible for me to continue. —Lcroy Gore, after selling Souk City, Wise., newspaper. He's Finally Posted What's His'n .Peter Fcfson's Washington Column — Half of Nation's Overcrowded Schools Located, in Five States WASHINGTON — (NEA) —The battle in Washington over the U.S. schoolroom shortage is whether the federal government shall contribute much, little or nothing in the way of financial aid to states needing additional school facilities. This subject will be much in the news during March as the House Committee on Education and Labor goes through long hearings on conflicting points of view. This investigation will be before the full 30-member committee, with Chairman Graham A. Barden (D., N.C.) an opponent of federal aid to education, presiding. The first week will be given over to congressmen who have presented bills on aid to education. There are at least a dozen of these bills in the House, not counting four principal 'Mils in the Senate. The Senate Committee gn Labor and Public Welfare, which handles educational matters, may try to draft a bill and get it passed while the House is still holding hearings. The Senate is much more in favor of federal aid for public schools than the House. The .second week of the House hearings will be given over to the opponents of federal aid. As Rep. Ralph Gwinn (R.. N.Y.), another opponent of federal school aid put it, "We want to hear from the de-' fendants in this case." Third week of the House hearings will bring out the story of those who favor federal aid, like National Education Association, American Federations of Teachers, and so on. The hearings will close with the views of the Eisenhower administration, which presents the middle ground of small direct school districts for most of the program. The majority report takes the position that there is no state which could not do more to solve Its own shortages. One of the main difficulties is to find where the shortages are. Any idea that the need is spread evenly across the country is all wrong. Actually, the problem breaks down into three parts: One is taking care of the normal school population growth from year to year. This is 1,500,000 children and they require 50,000 more schoolrooms every year. New school construction has been little more than this the last few years. The second part is unsafe and obsolete school facilities. This is the biggest part of the problem. Depending on standards used In deciding what an unsafe or obsolete school is, this need is put at from 126,000 more classrooms in the Doctor Says - By for NEA Service P. JORDAN, M. D. Questions on childbirth by Caesarean section are alvays particularly interesting. Q — Why is it not possible 10 have a normal birth after a Caesarean? I have heard that it would cause some kind of rupture. Reader A — Caesarean section is the removal of a baby by cutting through the abdominal wall and the womb. It is believed to have acquired its name because Caesar's wife had a child in this manner. The procedure is used on those rather rare occasions when a child cannot be born in the usual manner or when this procedure is necessary to save the life of- the child or the mother. The fact that a cut is made throurh the tissues of the abdomen and through the womb weakens these structures and makes them more likely to yield to pressure in the event of attempted delivery by the normal route on a subsequent occasion. [t used to be said that "once a Cacsprean always a Caesarean." But now, I understand, there are some exceptions to this rule, though normal birth hits to be watched particularly carefully if a Caeaarean has been done previously. Q — Are cold shots still considered effective? Mrs. W.L. A — Most doctors who rmvo studied the situation do not think so. Q — A few months ago my husband had pains on the left side of tils chest for which he was givrn nltro pills. The doctor says this angina. What worries me Is that he smokes so much. I wonder if .his can be adding to his trouble at the age of 72? Mrs. . A—Since there is a narrowing of blood vessels In (he hoar) in inglna and since smoking frequently 'causes further contnicUon of the blood vessels many physicians strongly 'vise? victims of \ng;lna against smoking. Certainly f done at, all it should be done n great moderation. ~ Can nn over.iclivp thyroid gland with a basal metabolism o( 4 per cent be completely corrected by rest nlone? Mrs. P.C, & _ A bn.Sftl .rnt<> of ,4 per cent in the absence of other I evidence of overactive thyroid ! gland or toxic goiter is hardly j enough to be concerned about. Tf, ; however, there are definite symp- j toms of toxic goiter, rest alone will not be sufficient to correct the i situation. i Q — Recently you had a ques- ' tion on whether there was a prod' uct which will slow face wrinkles. There is a method of 1oing it. Just ' go through the most hideous face contortions you can or in other words make faces at yourself In , the mirror. I am 66 and am often ! taken for 45. EAL. j A — I see no harm in trying it if it is important enough, though I should not like to guarantee the results. Q — I am interested in the ] meaning of undeveloped breasts in ; a woman. Has it any effect on her ! ability to bear a child in comparison with a fully developed wom- ' an? J.B. | A — Except in the rare Instances in which small breasts are ; a sign of insufficient production of i female hormones there is, so far ! as I know, no difference in the ! ability to conceive between a wom- | an with small breasts and one • with those who has larger ones. Q — My 14-year-old son has a habit of sleeping without the tops of his pajamas. It seems to me that lying motionless and uncovered would be too chilling. Am I wrong? Mrs. J.P. A — I. should doubt that this would produce any harm. In all probability the youngster will draw up bedclothes if he gets cold at night. the most recent 43-state survey of 1952, to a projected estimate of 210,000 for today. Overcrowding in multiple-s h i f t schools and. temporary, Improvised schoolrooms over stores or in base' ments and Quonset huts—the third part of the shortage—is found in 73,000 to 80,000 classrooms. About 9 per cent of the total school population of 30 million youngsters, or around 2,700,000, are now stacked in such overcrowded schools. This is the real school shortage. Dr. Samuel M. Brownelf, Jr., U.S. commissioner of education, says that a new, 27-state survey shows one third of this problem is found in only two states. They are Alabama, which has 330,000 children in overcrowded schoolrooms, and Indiana, which has 365,000, One half of the overcrowding problem, says Dr. Brownell, can be found in five states. These are Indiana and Alabama plus Mississippi with 150,000 youngsters in overcrowded classrooms, Minnesota with 144,000 and New York with 130,000. This is an interesting list—rich New York with a high per capita income, prosperous Indiana and Mississippi towards the bottom. Solve their shortages and half the overcrowding problem is licked. mends against the rather optimistic contract of four spades. East signaled encouragement with the ten of diamonds, and West continued with a second diamond. As It happened, this second round of diamonds helped declarer, but it was hard for the defenders to know this in advance.. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE guessing U Vital Part of Bridge Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY The fiblllty to gauss correctly should not be despised. It may help you more than nil the skill In the world. The point Is Illustrated In today's hand. West opened the king of dla- NOBTH 16 VQJ • 7953 4AQJ105 WIST BAST *Q AAJ87 V9875« V82 4KQJ84 4A102 + 74 48932 SOUTH (D) » K 10 9 6 3 2 » AK103 North-South vul. South Wa« North But 1 A Pass 2 A Pasi 2V Pass 2* Pass < * Pus Put Pus Opening leid— « K South ruffed the second diamond, entered dummy with the jack of hearts and led a low trump towards his hand. played low, and South made the "proper" play by finessing the ten. This was no time for South to be making the "proper" play. If he had simply guessed that East held the ace of spadeo, South would have put up the king of spades. Then South could get back to dummy with another heart In order to lead a second trump towards his hand. East could win two trump tricks,of course, but South would efl.sily make his contract. When the hand was actually played, South was no guesscr. He finessed the ten of spndes, losing to the queen. West now switched to ». heart, and dummy's queen won. He led another trump, East agairi played low, and South finessed the nine of spades. The finesse held,of course, but West's discard made It clear that East had two trumps left. South needed great skill and a little luck to avoid the loss of two more trump tricks. After brief thought. South led a club to dummy's ten »nd rc-| Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD - (NBA) -This isn't a hard-luck story. It's a. Hollywood story. •Tm calling It "Goodbye. Mr. Oscar." With the Academy awards due March 30, the timing couldn't be better. The story begins on another March night in 1946 when boylsh- looktng, always-happy Jimmy Dunn was handed an Oscar for the best supporting performance by an actor in the 1945 movie hit, "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn." It was a big night for Jimmy, the star of some 60 movies ever since 1931, including memorable, heart-tugging scenes with Shirley Temple. An Oscar tor Jimmy Dunni Real Hollywood fame at last! Congratulations from everyone! A night to remember! Fame? A night to remember? Well, Jimmy Dunn doesn't know where his Oscar is today and he likes it that way. "It's someplace," he shrugs. You see /or two years alter winning the screen's highest award Jimmy was 'a bewildered, unemployed actor staring at a gold- plated Oscar on his fireplace mantel and wondering "Why?" "Why? Even today Jimmy can't explain it. He. says he didn't raise his salary or turn down roles..There were just no jobs for him. Not because he never stopped celebrating, either. He'd had his fling in the mid- 30's. "I didn't work," he says, "because I wasn't given the chance." Today only Edna—that's Mrs. Dunn—knows the whereabouts of Jimmy's Oscar. She hid it in 1848 after he had waited for two years for roles that never came. It's still hidden. Edna took it off their firelace mantel one night and said: "I think we've seen enough of Oscar." The best supporting actor of 1946 agreed. "And the very next day." Jimmy will tell you, "I received a phone call from New York. Would I be Interested in a Philco Playhouse television show? I left the neirt day for New York." There were more TV dramatic shows for Jimmy. Big ones like "Medal In the Family" and the recent "Joe's Boy." A star was reborn 3,000 miles from Hollywood. Jimmy Dunn has returned to turned a diamond. After South had ruffed this he had only two trumps left —the same number as East, Now he overtook the king of clubs with dummy's ace and continued to lead high clubs. East had to follow suit, and South discarded the king and ace of hearts. Dummy was able to keep in the lead. At the twelfth trick it didn't matter what dummy led; East had to trump first, and South was sure to make his contract with the king of spades. Q—The bidding has been: North Eait South West 1 Club Pass 1 Spad« Pass 2 N.T. Pasi ? You, South, hold: AKQ753 VAJ71 «K7 +Q 6 What do you do? A—Bid three hearU. You Intend to bid a slam eventually, in one of the major lults or In no- trump, depending on what sort of support North can show for a major suit contract. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass 7 You, South, hold: »7J VAKJ85 »t^Q6 +853 What do you do? Hollywood now as one at the ttui in a new telefilm series. The show's title, for Jimmy, is rather ironic. Maybe you've seen It. It's called: "It's a Great Life." This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jonea: A full-blooded Chinese actor wording in "Blood Alley" is namefl Weaver Levy. The Witnet: An Irma-bralned starlet heard about the Sonja- Henie-Liberace romance and she's wondering If he.'ll give Sonja an engagement RINK I Maybe old, but worth repeating, says Jan Merlin About the chorus girl who cashed a check from her wealthy boy friend and it came back marked "Insufficient FUN." Exclusively Yours: Linda Christian's saying she'd like to resum* her movie career. Suggested title, for her comeback film: "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Mario Lanza is working around the clock with Ray Sinatra at Palm Springs for the semlpop numbers he will warble in Las Vegas beginning April 4 ... Medics now agree that Victor Jory was floored by a heavy virus congestion, not a heart attack . . . Ann« Baxter's recording "Careiesa Love" and "One Desire" for Decca. Marilyn Monroe spent * few days in Palm Springs before she scooted off to New York recently and visited Charlie Farrell'* Racquet Club for the first time. • Spotting her at a table, Farrell came over and introduced himself with: "So happy to have you her«. Miss Monroe. Then, for a laugh, he said: "I'm Little Margie's father." Marilyn blinked her baby blues at the TV star. "Margie who!" she asked. 15 YMM Ago In BlythiYillt Donald Rice, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. I. Rice 1114 Holly Street, wa« returned last night, from a Memphii Hospital after swallowing a small whistle Wednesday night at hl> home. Confined to his bed for aeveral days Donald Is recovering from an accident which almost turned into a tragedy. The whistle, which Lodged in his windpipe near his lung, was In such a position that It blew every time the child struggled lor breath for ajmost five hours befort it was removed. The fifth grade pupils of th« Harrison Negro school gave a "March of Games" program in th« School assembly Tuesday. The games included "Right Or Wrong," "What's My Name," que»- tions and tongue twisters, word marathons and musical titles. Cash prizes went to Joye Wllbun, Virginia Dodson, Ernestine Williams, Walter Womack and Charles King. C. B. Jefferso nand W. M. Wiley were the judges and Tommle Lee Ware the drum major. When Mrs. P. C. Rothrock entertained members of her Thuri- day Club yesterday afternoon aha had as guests Mrs. L. L. Hubener and Mrs. R. C. Allen. A sandwich plate was served at the conclusion of the games 1ft which Mrs. Eddie Regenold waa high scorer. THE GIRL in the office Who only scans the headlines says that she is never sure whether It's fashions or Premiers that the French have changed.—Mattoon (111.) Journal- Gazette. Just Girls Answer to Previout Puiili ACROSS 1 Uncle Tom's little pet 1 Artist Bonheur 8 , Queen of Scots 32 Spread to dry 13 River in Asia H Sorrowful cry 15 Point weapon 16 Tease 18 Splinters 20 Measuring device 21 Free 22 Ages 24 Arabian robes 28 Boss 27 Far (prefix) 30 Refund .12 Unrefined J4 Hero of . Trafalgar 35 Merciful 36 Mineral rock 37 Excessive 39 Once (dial.) « What Lady Godiva was 41 Her man's 42 Property item 45 Hard stone 49 Clerical 51 Go astray 92 Flesh 53 Give-forth 54 Yugoslav city 55 Poker stake 56 Solidifies 57Smnl) child DOWN 1 Japanese outcast! 2 face covering 3 Deserving respect 4 Graded 5 Mr. Khayyam G Just before dark 7 Wile 8 They like girls 9 Landed 10 Level 11 Belgian river 28 Hireling 17 Styptic 29DrCB« 18 Passport 31 Fruit endorsements 33 Wilh force 23 Frill 38 System 2J Italian river 40 Actress Davli 25 Malt beverage •! I Stops 26 Spanish title 42 -\s 27 Passing 43 Observed 4-1 Go, cat! 46 Part of a ^ I rack 47 The Maguire sisters, for instance •1R Formerly virurnque cano 50 Register (<tb.)

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