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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 26, 1955
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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH» COURIER N1WS CO K. W HAiNlfl, Publiiher A. HAJNI8, Editor, AuliMnl Publisher PAUl D. HUUAH. AdTirtl«ln» Mmn« Bok National AdMrttelnj RtpresentellYti: W»ll»« Witraer Co., N»w fork. Oblc»jo, Detroit, Atlanta, Hempbfc. u lecond cltsi matter at th« pott- Blytherillt, Artanias. tno>r Ml ol Con- gnu, October ». liH. Member of TJ» Associated Pren SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In th« city of Blythe»lHe or any nburban town »her« carrier «nrlc« tt maintained, me per wetfc By mall, within a radlui ol 58 miles, $5.00 per year, IS.50 for sli months 11.25 tor three months; by mall outside 50 mll« tone, 112.50 per rear payable In advance. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MARCH «S, 1955 Meditations Hear, ye children, the Instruction of a father, aod attend to know understanding.—Prov. 4:1. * * # The voice of parents is the voice of gods, for to their children they are heaven's lieutenants.— Shakespeare. Barbs Police found bootleg liquor buried in a Kentucky cemetary. What better place for i? A new iprinj drets was advertised M "The Last Word." Tryiny to trick women Into thinking they must have it? * * * Even this early we're betting there won't be enough April showeri to Satisfy the June brides. •f- * * Running expenses aren't too hard to keep up with if you're a fast stepper. » * * Daylight Is Betting more plentiful, which doesn't mean a thing if you don't make good us« of it. Public Manners Maybe you read about the woman who was indicted recently for refusing to get off a party telephone line when t man sought to report a fire in his •house. He had to get into his car and drive half a mile to another telephone. It's less likely you saw an item telling how a housewife in a big city tried to charge a sanitation inspector with petty bribery after he gave her a summons for littering the street. Walking right past a nearly empty litter basket, the woman had rolled up a paper bag she was carrying and tossed it into the gutter. Next day she stormed into the sanitation department office, demanded to see the "commissioner," declared she had dropped a "piece of paper" by accident, and charged the arresting inspector with attempted bribery. Fortunately, the officer had a witness to the whole incident on the street. These examples of bad public behavior could be multiplied many limes today. They can be found anywhere in the land, from the country lane to the most crowded city streets. It's a growing problem that we had better meet. We Americans grow more numerous every day. The experts say that by 1975 there'll be 220 million of us, against 164 milion now. If we are to live as decent human beings, we must accommodate to these rising numbers. And that means we must exhibit better public manners than many of us are doing. Confronted with often surprising hordes of people as we move about on the streets a.:d highways, in stores, stations, theaters and the like, too many ol' us shove, pump, dig with our elbows, and try to jam in ahead of others who were "there first." U'e cast paper and cKuer liiiei' KJUIU KS if the World were 'i ill's is a .spacious country. We've always hud plenty of room to roam in, though our cities have been fairly well crowded for some time. But our communities are becoming teeming places tut.ay. it .sn't easy for us to learn the lesson that we must accommodate to each other if they are to be at all endurable. Think ahead. In most of the.places we know there will be more people next year, a good many more five years from now, and more than we can perhaps imagine 20 years hence. If the level of public manners'drops as our numbers increase, and this seems to have happened in recent times, then we'll soon be in danger of aping the ways of the jungle. Basically, good public behavior stems both from self respect and respect for your fellow men. If you think well of them, then it will be natural for you to act as if you knew they were around and h»d rights of their own, rights which often conflict withj yours. ThM you will exhibit kindnm and deference and courtesy. This is what w« mean by "accommodation." There must be much more of it if life in America's public places is to be not only bearable but pleasant, attractive and rewarding in the crowded years ahead. VIEWS OF OTHERS Let the States Do It Maybe it would be just as well if,the officials in Washington would simply forget about a new highway program and leave the problem up to the states, where it always has been handled in the past. For the more they get into it, the more it is emphasized that any new road swill somehow have to be paid for and no plan yet advanced for the federal government to raise the money seems to make very good sense. President Eisenhower's elaborate proposal, drafted after long study by a special commission, calls for a new federal agency to be set up which would float a 21 billion dollar issue of federal bonds to finance 40,000 miles of interstate highways Congressional critics rightly point out that this would be merely a device to increase the federal debt without having it shown on the treasury's books as a part of the regular deficit. They also note that the interest tab for the 30- year bond issue proposed would come to about IHz billion dollars, so that the taxpayers would wind up paying more than 32 billion dollars for 21 billion dollars worth of roads. They think the people would rather put their money into roads than interest charges. So now the Democrats on the Senate committee which has been holding public hearings on the matter are proposing a pay-as-you-go plan which naturally involves more federal taxes, and their plan is even more unsound than the administration's. They are talking about adding another cent to the present federal gasoline tax of two cents a gallon to raise the money for more roads. It apparently doesn't occur to these gentlemen that if the already high gasoline tax Is to be raised still higher, the states are perfectly well able to do this little thing themselves In order to build more roads, and they can do it better. Heaven knows the gasoline tax paid by motorists in Florida already is high 'enough at nine cents a gallon—seven cents state tax and two cents federal tax. But if it is to go to ten cents a gallon, which in Florida would mean an extra 10 million dollars a year, the people would much rather have this money go to Tallahassee than to Washington. If Floridlans pay 10 millions to their state treasury, they can get back pretty nearly 10 million dollars worth of new roads for it; if they send it to the national treasury they will get nowhere near 10 millions back because of the federal administrative overhead and other factors. The states are perfectly capable of building all the highways the nation needs, including "Interstate" highways, If they just have the money to do it. So if the taxpayers are going to fork up more money for roads, by whatever means they do it. it is the states that should get it, not Washington.—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Nothing for Pop I get a bang out of the odds and ends the various cereal companies insert into their packages to catch the eye of the younger set and sometimes Dad as well. Whealies is striving to take the lead In the bonus department acain. This firm pioneered in putting actual phonograph records on cereal boxes. Now the cereal box will have real money inside . . . only thing is it's foreign coins and not American. Each of the coins, authentic and spendable in the country of its origin, is enclosed in a cellophane envelope on which are printed vital statistics of the country, describing size, population, etc. The coins have been collected over a three-year-period, and each one has been sterilized, dried with infra-red rays, and heat Sealed in its cellophane envelope. This must prove something . . . perhaps that after Mother, small boys agrd 4 to 12 do most of the grocery buying. Nobody considers the old man by, say inserting Marilyn Monroe calendars in every box of shaving soap.—High Point (N.C.) Enterprise. Stocking Change Cheers To get women more stocking conscious change contests are now the rage. A crowd in Chicago cheers as a shapely red- haired model lifts her skirt, removes her garter, pulls off her stockings and slips into another pair. The cheeis were for Beverlne Wilson, who outdid her competitor, Mickey Mars of New York, by completing the operation in an unofficial 28.5 seconds. It's hard on the hosiery but easy on the viewers. The 23-year-old model's time will be compared with that of other nimble stocking-changers in 21 cities to determine who gets a free trip to Atlantic City as a guest of the National Association of Hosiery Manufacturers. Hosiery needs some glamorizing such as that even if it's probably harder for the judges to keep their eyes on their stopwatches than progress of the operation.—High Point (N.C.) Enterprise. SO THEY SAY The problem we are wrestling with today is not the H-bomb or communism, but human nature. —Evangelist Billy Graham. ¥ * * Trie sentence is a complete and total disgrace . . . I'd. rather be shot than get a dishonorable discharge.—M/Sgt. William H. Olson. » * * All that stuff about Yankee superiority is the bunk . . . and that Stengel's no genius either. —Bill Miller, former New York Yankee pitcher. * ¥ * If Israel seek! aggression we arc iU equnl »nd once we enter a bftttlc we shall fight It out to the bitter end.—Gamel Abdel Na.«nr, Egyptian pre- mlec. "Anybody Come Up With Anything Yet?' Peter fdson's Washington Co/umn— Tie- Up Between Stock Market Probe and Tax Cut Attempt Cited WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Any connection between the Senate stock market investigation and the Democrats' proposed changes in the federal tax laws may not be apparent or intentional, but it's there. One of the principal psychological factors behind the present stock market boom is said to be business confidence in the Eisenhower administration fiscal policies put forward by Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey. Expert witness after expert witness before Sen. J. William Fulbrlght's stock market investigating committee has testified to this effect. Income tnxes were cut ten per cent shortly after the fighting stopped in Korea. The excess profits tax was killed. New depreciation and business expense carry- forward provisions were written into the revised tax code. Special Income tax deductions were allowed on stock dividends. Selected excise taxes were reduced. Total federal tax cuts for the fiscal year ending next June 30 are estimated at S5 billion. These things plus optimistic statements by government officials on cutting government expenses and promises of further tax cuts next year unquestionably had their Influence on boosting stock prices. They are of course not the whole reason for the stock market rise of the last year. Heavy institutional buying by insurance companies, investment trusts and for pension funds helped bid up prices on the available supply of stocks. Another factor here was that many corporations found it more advantageous to finance expansion on new enterprises by bond issues rather than stocks. The theory that giving tax incentives to business would encourage new stock issues for financing business expansion didn't quite work out in this respect. Also, there was more buyer Interest In the old reliable blue chip issues than in new and unproven stocks. The supply of these stocks being lower than the demand, prices were naturally bid up to higher than normal levels. What this demonstrates, it is now pointed out, is that tax policies do have their effect on what happens i n the stock market. So into this situation now steps the Democratic leadership in Congress, under Speaker Sam Rayburn and Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson, with some new tax the Doctor Says — Written tor NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Although flat feet are certainly common enough there must be few families such as Mrs. M.'s. She wrote. "Our family seems to be plagued with flat feet. My grandmother had them, my father, myself and now my daughter. My sister and brother also have some children with flat feel Do we all have to go through life with this?" You do not. In this instance it certainly sounds as though the flat feet were a congenital defect running: in Mrs. M's family. Even here, often much can be done In other cases flat feet may be the result of injury or paralysis or simply of breaking down as a result of excessive weight bearing or use. Quite often the flat feet owe their origin to the use of poorly fitting shoes and sometimes overweight is responsible merely by putting more weiRht on the arches than they can stand. Most people think of flat feet as a simple breaking down of the arch lying between the base of the big toe and the heel. When this weakens It is Indeed one aspect of flat feet. But there is another arch at the ball of tl foot, which also can be broken down and cause a great deal of difficulty. Often the first sign of trouble in this second arch is the formation of a callous Which may be tender or painful. Normal arches are Important for comfortable feet, especially for those whose occupations require a great deal of standing or walk- Ing. Fortunately, fallen arches usually can be cured by proper treatment except perhaps in those who arc very old — where the condition has existed lor an extremely long time. But it is generally not wise to build up the arches to their normal position all at once. They are usually best built up gradually with the help 6( loll pads In the shoes which can he added layer by layer. Of course, the shoes worn during this period have to be particularly fitted Sometimes bars or other devices are placed on the outside of the shoe Itself. People who have broken arches need to be told the proper way in walk so that Ihe trouble..Is IPS.-, likely to come back. Walking •round UM floor oa tb* outside edges of the feet, grasping the edge of a carpet with the toes or similar exercises are often useful in restoring strength to the museles and ligaments which are supposed to hold the arches In normal place. The use of contrast foot baths, that Is, alternately Immersing the feet in hot and cold water, sometimes helps to relieve the discomfort and to stimulate the circulation. By proper advice and persistence even some of the most advanced cases can be greatly helped. JACOBY i ON BRIDGE Drawing Trumps Is | Sometimes Wrong By OSWALD Written for NEA Service What is your first move when you are playing a hand at a trump contract? If you are the average experienced player, your first move is to draw trumps. This isn't a bad general idea, as general ideas go. There are, however, hands on which you shouldn't draw trumps. Today's hands, as we shall see, falls into that category. West opened the three of spades, and declarer won. South took the precaution of counting his tricks before he made another move. In the side suits he could win two clubs, one diamond, and one ens- proposals of their own. The Democrats propose ending special tax concessions on dividends received. That might serve to make stock buying less attractive. Instead of continuing- this dividend tax windfall to stockholders the Democratic leaders wanted to give an approximately equal amount to everyone through S10 and §20 income tax reductions. On Feb. 21, the House passed Its tax bill calling for a S20-a-head tax credit effective next Jan. 1. The Senate by a 50-44 vote defeated a compromise bill which would have provided, a tax cut of $20 for each taxpayer and S10 for each dependent other titan spouse. The Senate bill as approved carried only the revenue-raising provisions asked for by the administration. The bill now is back in the Hnuse which can either accept the Senate version or send the mcr.sure to conference to iron out differences. The Democratic plan would repeal the accelerated depreciation allowed under the 1954 GOP tax bill. To whatever extent the Republican tax policies contributed to the stock market boom, the Democratic tax plan- would therefore have an equal and opposite effect. ily established heurt. tricks came to a total of only four, so that declarer needed six trump tricks to make his contract. How do you make six trump tricks when you have only. four trumps in each hand? That's easy. You must ruff at least twice in the dummy and make four natural trump tricks in vour own hand; or you must ruff at leVsl V, 1 T *32 V 52 4KQJ108 * Q J 9 5 NORTH 20 AJ 10,". 7 « A v K 6 2 EAST Ci 654 V A J 1074 « 953 cA 107 SOUTH (D) A A K Q 9 V6 • 7642 * A843 North-South vul. V.'cst Nor'.h Sist 1 « 1 V P.15S P.v.s 2 » Pass Pass •!* 2N.T. Pass Opening lead—£ 3 Pass Pass LITTli L/Z— twice in your own hand and then make four natural trump tricks In the dummy. Either method will work, but in either you can't afford to draw more than two rounds of trumps. Since this was quite clear to South, he led his singleton heart at the second trirk Instead of drawing any more trumps. East captured dummy's king with the ace of hearts and returned a second trump. This didn't hurt fie- clnrer, but If he had drawn a I second trump himself, East would have led a third round of trumps, and that would have done some damage. Declarer let the second trump There is o lot of flrst^jrode comedy on TV. The trouble Is most people hove gone beyond the firs: grade. *N'*« lore intuit: /IKS cunu HUL. i The contract wouldn't be so easy if South drew three rounds of trumps ns his first move . He u ump.s as ins muvc would then be ftble to ruff only once in the dummy, for a total of five trump tricks. That would ffive him nine tricks In all, nrul Hie tsnih trick would be very hard to find. very, [4PK1 Erskine Joknson <yM IN HOLLYWOOD LAS VEGAS — (NBA)— Uncle Sam's spring series of atomic bomb tests in Nevada has spawned a new type of Las Vegas character —the Atomic Tout. It's said there are now as many atomic touts here as there are gents selling systems to win at roulette or how to put a winning backspin on a pair of dice. Anybody can be an atomic tout if he's willing to risk being tagged by the racket squad. The one I heard about is u taxicab driver. His "customers" are out-of-town- ers eager to view the blasts by rising early or just not going to bed at all. The latter is a simple matter In Vegas. The gambling- casinos never close and there's entertainment in the hotel cocktail lounges until 6 a.m. Frequent cancellation of the predawn explosions because of weather conditions is the atomic tout's cue to r '-'c 11 n extra change. HEJ*.::'3 T::E PLOT: Along about 3 p.m. on his way to an all-night hot spot, a tourist asks our atomic tout cab driver: "Have you hear:! anything about the atomic bomb test? Is it on or off?" With the same mysterious air oi race-track touts, gents with roulette systems and guys who can get you mink ants wholesale, tlic cab driver says in a Pushed voice: "I've got a fri?::cL HP'S with tli« Atomic Ene;\?y C.?:Mm'S£ioa. H:J'S just an office clerk but he can teM you. I can gi'.'v you his EC-.'ret phone number. It'll f<r:t you S5." Nine times out of 10 the out-of- towner happily peels off a fiver, hails the cabbie us a real pal and congratulates himself on his lurk. But he soon finds out, when he dials the "secret" phone number, that he's paid $5 for something he noiild have found in the telephone book—the phone number of the Las /egas office of the Atomic Energy Commission. IT'S AX ALL-NI7HT office most happy to give callers the latest Information. To avoid panic and a repeat of Orson Welles' famoir< "Man From Mars" radio broadcast, there's nothing secret about thr Nevada atomic bomb tests. . Early morning motorists on highways around Las Vegas, advised to park their cars just, before shot time to avoid being "so startled you might, lose control of your car," arc even handed mimeographed instructions on how to "enjoy" the blast. The first paragraph reads: "A short time later this morninff you will be privileged to • witness an atomic explosion. This experience has been shared by very few of your fellow Americans and we hope you ;njoy it." Nevada's imn-made dawns atomic bomb testing days is in a way old stuff for Las Vegas, ,a 24- hour fun town. New luxury hotels are sprmgintj up like spring flowers on the desert and the real estate boom is as fabulous as the five-figure weekly salaries paid to Q—The bidding has been: Sou'.h West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass •} You South, hold: *Aft3 VAK J85 *IiJ 10 4*7 3 What do you do? A—Bid three hearts or three spatles. You intend to bid a .slam eventually but should Rive your partner a chance to show more about his hand. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the .same as in the question just answered. You. South, hold: $!C 8 3 VA Q J 8 4X J 10 6 *7 3 What do you do'.' Answer Tomorrow big-name entertainers. RELATOK DAVE MoCOIG told me this real estate eye-popper: In 19-11, a fellow named R. A. Kaufman of Lancaster, Calif., paid $3500 for 1200 feet of desert highway frontage 900 feet deep. The highway now is the f?med luxury hotel strip. And a few weeks ago Kaufman leased the land to u new hotel syndicate for 1)9 years at $75,000 a year! Short Takes: Danny Kaye opens a six-week stand at the London Palladium May 23. Every ticket's already sold. . . . Orson Welles is plotting a movie about Don Quixote in Spain. . . . "Huns Brinker" is on the MOM planning boards. Dean Allen, the original voice of Donald Duck, is planning a .singing career with no more quacks. . , . Cesar Romero's "Passport to Dan•— r" t- 1 "'"" i sch?' !i ''-j forced '''m .0 n'K I'.i? c:.:'amns role with Virginia Bruce in "The Reluctant 3rlde in London." Her hubby, Alt Ipar. is producing the fiim. Th Sc'mozz His Vitality By I'.OI) THOMAS HOLLYWOOD 1/Tt— How docs tha S.-'-rrz do it? Jimmy Din-ante turned 82 last m. :>;.!, y=t he bar, lost none of his vitality. He continues working at a furious pace. He is doing 20 TV ."'.lows this season, all but two of t'-.em on a live basis. He'll do 30 shows next season. When he draws a couple of weeks away from TV, he often spends them playing his explosive act in Miami, New York, R;no or Las Vegas night clubs. This Is his off-week on his regular TV show and he's filling the time by appearing on NBC's spectacular to open its 31i-million- dollar color studio in Burbank tomorrow. Tea anil Toast I tried to learn Jimmy's magic formula for energy over lunch at a Sunset Strip er.bry. Lunch (or Jimmy was some hot tea and toast. He explained that he had Just gotten up and had already eat?n a bowl of hot cereal. "Enemies?" he reflected. "I can't think of any." It works in reverse too. Durante is the only star of whom I havff never hcnrd rn 111 word said. »5 Vt«rs Ago In Blytheyille — The streets of Blythevllle will bs wr.shcd and swept every Saturday ni<!i:t it was promised by Mayor Merlon Williams at a meeting of the chamber of Commerce and other civic proups yesterday afternoon at Clly Hall. Constance Denton was named Miss Junior High and Harry Raines. Mr. Junior High, in a contest sponsored by the school yes- ten 1 : y afternoon. Frank Williams has announced his candidacy as a representative In the S'.-.ite Legislature from Mississippi County. It rained, sleeted and snowed in Blythcville over the weekend thus preventing the start of the spring "Clean Up" drive, as well ?s ''-mnering the E:ister parade In ;Ns city. IF MOST of us practiced what ,..e preached, we'd work our fool selves to death. — Carlsbad (N. |M.) Current-Argus. In Yugoslavia Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS lYu-o'lav leads'; 56 Tidy 57 Upper limb 58 Meat dish JK)WN \ point 2 Angers 5 Yugoslavia is composed of -- republics 3 Carry (coir.) 8 It once was 4 Assaults - of the empire of Alexander the, Great 12 It produces some 13 Dutch city 14 Athena 15 Fondles R Perception C Artificial language 7 Dry (comb, form) 8 Father or mother 9 Wolfhound 10 Lease 22 Coin 23 Huge Always 39 Ulofc.-.s 41 Sacrc:! song 42 Prfepocitlon 25 Ancient Irish -13 Uncommon capital 20 Hienway 27 Smell 28 Itoam J6 Correlative of 11 Oriental porgy2!) Ages neither 17 Hindu queen 18 Soothsayers 20 Depression 21 Pedal digit 22 Peruse 23 Veterans (coll.) 26 Reconstruct 30 Miss Gardner 31 Make iimends 33 Drone bee 34 Weight of India 39 Yugoslavia produces some 36 EgRs 37 Trod 30 Greek war god •10 Aged 41 Cushion • 43 Chest rattle 45 Shop 48 Peel 49 Station (ab.) 51 Tear asunder 53 Goddess of d'sccrd 54 C :n 1!) Universal language 20 Medicinal potions 31 Plentiful 32 Placed on a golf mound 38 Bother 44 Operatic solo 46 Pause 4V Grafted (her.) 48 Writing tool 40 Mineral spring 50 Paving substance 52 Morning moisture f m

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