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Blytheville, Arkansas
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six BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 28, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher JURRY A. HAINES, Editor, Atsistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Intered M second class matter it the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. ^^^_ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service i« maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, S1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For thou didst It secretly; but I will do thb thin* before the sun.—II Samuel 12:12. * . * * Secrecy is the soul of all great designs. Perhaps more has been effected by concealing our own Intentions than by discovering those of our enemy.—Colton, Barbs There are times when high finance is merely exchanging old debts for new ones. * * •»• Salt keeps grease from smoking. Peppering the •eat of the pants has the same effect on Junior. * * * Jail te the best place of all for any driver who i0 careless enough to put the wreck in reaction. * - * * We alwa.y» admire the will power of a man —vctfl tt runs Into the won't power of a woman. * * * We can think of two good reasons for digging down come spring—to have home-grown vegetables and to Invest Jn government bonds. Governor May Move Slow in Use of Veto Governor Orval Faubus is faced with the unhappy task of culling the pieces of legislation left him by the ineffective General Assembly, approving some, veto- Ing others. As a result of an uninspired session of the Legislature and through the Gov- nor'g persistent efforts in behalf of the western stockmen, state income, instead of being higher, is lower. Thug, the use of the veto is mandatory in regard to how it affects the state's budget. We would like for him to make no haste in cutting out the Arkansas Children's Colony, which would, for the first time, give the state's mentally deficient children a professional home. Representative Kenneth Sulcer and others in Mississippi County, including Blytheville's Junior Auxiliary, have worked hard in behalf of the Colony. It is certainly a desirable piece of legislation. Sulcer fears a veto of the appropriation would kill such a project for many years. He asks that the Governor approve the bill and, through provisions in the legislation, the state would make money for the project available only as it found itself with adequate funds. Shortsighted Policy It would be hard to imagine a more shortsighted policy than the ban now being enforced by Postmaster General Summerfield on mail deliveries of the two principal Soviet newspapers, Pravda and Izvestia. Summer-field is acting within his legal authority under the Alien Agents Registration Act, which was invoked to bar Axis propaganda in World War II. But this ought to yield him cold comfort, for the cause of freedom of information is suffering badly. Very few Americans can read any Russian. Obviously the great majority of them are unlikely to be contaminated by copies of Pravda and Izvestia, even if they should be handed 20-year subscriptions, Of those who do know Russian, it may be safely assumed that some are already deep-dyed Communists. . As for the rest, these newspapers are of the utmost importance. They include diplomats, university scholars, private students of Russia, refugees from commu- ism, and many another qualified' to observe and analyze basic policy chaliges in the Soviet Union. But of these, only diplomats, registered foreign agents and a limited number of university scholars are presently authorized to receive the Russian papers ' through the regular mails. The remainder must either go to expensive pain» to obtain them or do without them, A food •hart of UI«M ftfopk h*¥« much to contribute to our understanding of Russia and its policies. They have rich backgrounds into which they may fit new information. We should be doing everything we can to help them get it, so they can frame intelligent judgments of Soviet behavior. To these people, Pravda and Izvestia are gold mines. As one trained student of Russia noted: "You can get far more out of a few copies of Pravda than you can out of a conducted tour of Russia itself." These students and observers are skilled at detecting the minute detail which often speaks volumes about really large policy shifts or weaknesses concerning which the Kremlin wishes to keep the free world in ignorance. One may read that needles and razors are in critical short supply, and perhaps deduce therefrom that the Soviet leaders have vastly overstated steel output. Or he may read published complaints about the present quality of Russian mushrooms, and find in this continuing evidence of the inefficiencies of Soviet farm enterprise. To bar the free circulation of this information is on!y to assist our potential enemy, and to enthrone ignorance generally. It is of a pattern with the blind decisions that lead some colleges to forbid all study of communism. Without study how can we know what it is we are combating? The final irony in all this is that there are a number of Communist propaganda organs—printed in English—which apparently are allowed to circulate freely in this country. They include the Soviet New Times, and such Cominform publications as the Romanian journal labeled: "For a Lasting Peace, for a People's Democracy." The experts say these are of infinitely greater propaganda value to the Russians than any Russian-language publication could ever be. Summerfield did not initiate the current ban. It was slapped on in 1950. But he can end it, and he should. We will never accurately gauge the Krim- lin's capacities and intentions if ,vu deny vital intelligence to the people who are trained to tell us what the Russians are up to. VIEWS OF OTHERS Russia Sided with the Yanks It must have made many an unreconstructed Rebel wince when Secretary of State John Foster Dulles referred to "our historic friendship" with the Russians. Heavens to Betsyl Russia never has been a pal of Dixie—not even In ths days when the Czars were whooping it up behind the Kremlin walls. Those scalawags across the Volga were strongly sympathetic to the Union cause during The Late Unpleasantness. They were in fact, instrumental in restraining Britain and France from recognizing the Confederacy. The whole sordid story is outlined in Road to Teheran by Foster Rhea Dulles, the cousin, no less, of the State Department's Mr. D. Russia's motives in snooting the Confederacy were pretty obvious. She had only recently been fighting in the Crimea and still regarded Britain as the principal barrier to her ambitions. Russia simply looked upon Washington as an ally against Britain. A number of Russian officers even served in the Union Army during the Civil War. And the Czar freed his slaves one year before President Lincoln sot U. S. slaves free. Mr.. Dulles (Foster Rhea) also reminds us that in 1863, when British recognition of the Confederacy was still a possibility and the cause of grave anxiety in Washington, •; Russian naval squadrons visited New York and San Francisco—to the enormous relief and delight of the Unionists. It has always been suspected though that the real rea.son for the visits was that the fleet had been ordered to seek shelter in friendly neutral ports to escape the possibility of being bottled up in Russian harbors by the stronger British fleet. And the fact that they made John Paul Jones (North Carolina's friend during an earlier Unpleasantness) an admiral in the Russian Navy doesn't change things one whit. Those Yankee- phile Russians are no comrades of ours.—Charlotte (N.C.) News. SO THEY SAY Today, more than ever before, we need to impress upon our youth the great moral and spiritual principles which have made our democratic way of life a reality.— J. Edgar Hoover. * * ¥ Ulcers are brought on by a long period of pent- up feelings and hot necessarily by an immediately preceding episode of emotional stress. —Dr. Arthur Kirchner, Chicngo doctor. It'i our job to keep families together, not to break them up.— Leo Mulhearn, after awarding blind couple custody of their child. The UN probably means more to the undeveloped people of the world than any other single effort of International cooperation hWory. -H*nqr fort H. Unless There's a Miracle Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Ike's Body Guards Go to Rescue; Political Cartoons Fascinate Him WASHINGTON —(NBA)—Spring comes early in Washington, and on a warm, wet day recently a capital citizen and wife—they prefer not to be named—were driving out Massachusetts Ave., N.W. In suburban Maryland, they spotted a woman in distress. Her car had become hopelessly stuck in the mud of an unfinished driveway. The man stopped his own car and tried to give the lady help. But after several tries he found it impossible to push the stuck car one way or the other. In the meantime a steady stream of cars had whizzed by on the busy thoroughfare, but none stopped to give aid, Just as the man was about to:' give up and go call for a tow truck a long black limousine pulled up to a stop. Four husky men piled out. In no time at all they freed the stuck car. The woman driver got put, shook hands all around and was most profuse in her. thanks to the five men who had helped her. "Don't thank us. thank the President," came the reply. "What President?" asked the woman. "Our President." And before she could spell "Ike" the President was pointed out to her, sitting in his own car, and waiting' for the four Secret Service men to complete their Boy Scout deed for the day. Returning from Burning Tree golf course, the sharp-eyed President had noted the woman stuck in the mud and the man trying to help her. The President had stopped his own car and asked the Secret Service detail in the trailing car to give her a hand. But the Secret Servicemen didn't ask what her name was. Robert W. Burgess, director of the U. S. Bureau of the Census, got introduced for a speech before a Washington group of statistician and economists the other day .as, "The man responsible for the great increase in U. S. population in the two years since he took office." Mr. Burgess is a big man all right—six-feet-three—but he isn't quite big enough to be responsible for the eight million births recorded in 1953 and 1954. Defense Secretary C. E. Wilson has invited 17 newspaper political cartoonists who have drawn funny pictures of him and sent him their originals to come have lunch with him at the Pentagon. The four Washington cartoonists, Talburt of Scripps-Howard, Berry man, Her- block and Crockett will be there. But the other invitations went clear across the country to include Fitzpatrick of St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Scott Lang of Milwaukee Journal and Howard Fisher of Portland, Ore., Journal, Behind this invitation is an interesting situation. Secretary Wilson, being mechanically minded, can figure out anything with a slide rule and blueprints. But how cartoonists can think up ideas for funny drawings is beyond him. He has all these originals framed in his office. The dirtier the dig in them., the better he likes them. He wants to meet the creators face to face to find out how they do it. "I have Ions admired the ability and facility with which you gentlemen in the profession point up the events in the news," Secretary Wilson wrote each of the cartoonists. "I hope that you will be able to give me something of an insight on how you do it this luncheon and get- together." Rep. Clare E. Hoffman (R., Mich..' is often kidded because he looks so much like the late Will Roger?;. But (heir dispositions are considerably different. And the dour Michigander has n< v let it be known that he would really prefer to be mistaken for Mae West — "I mean as she looked years ago." Shirley Changed Her Hairdo And Now Is on Way to the Top queen of diamonds, but he couldn't make a safe return. If East returned a heart, declarer couM ruff In the dummy and discard the losing diamond from his By BOB THOMAS .HOLLYWOOD i.f— Sometimes it I pays for a girl to change her hairj do. Shirley MacLaine did and now she's on her way to fame and fortune. Like many a girl who wants to make the big: time on Broadway, the doll from Richmond. Va., tried the glamour route. "I wore my hair long and thought 1 was the beauty type," she recalls. "But I wasn't." She's right. Her face lacks the striking beauty of a Hedy Lamarr or a Maureen O'Hara. But she has an intriguing appearance, with high cheek bones, freckles and bright, darting eyes. As a budding beauty, Shirley starved. Well, not quite. She got a chorus job in an "Oklahoma!'' revival and did a few other jobs. She scarcely made enough to pay for her dancing lessons. Yet she managed to subsist, thanks largely to the peanut butter sandwiches (raisin bread) in the automat. They cost only a dime, and she topped them off with a refreshing lemonade. I Sneaky I "It was a. little sneaky," she ad milted. "You see, I'd go to the station where the ice tea was served. Instead of buying the tea, I'd take the glass of ice and the lemon. Then I'd fill it with water, squeeze in the lemon and add some sugar from the table. "It was delicious, but I had to keep changing automats. They didn't approve." While she was in the chorus nf "Me and Juliet," she decided to scuttle the glamor routine. She got a short cut for her reddish locks— "I co;r,b it with an eggbeater." The stage manager almost fired her when he saw the result, but it helped land her the job as understudy to Carol Haney in "The Pa- jamfi Gnme." "I needed the haircut in the show because I had so many changes of hats nnd wigs," she said. "Anyway, it looks more like me—cute." "FIRST you slart about a century ago," said the English Rar- dener to the American who asked how England grows beautiful lawns. — Christian Science Monitor. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Tourney Attracts Many Fine Players By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service The Midwest Regional Tournament, which opens today in Louisville, always attracts many of the best players in the country. One of them, to be sure, Is Allen Harvey, of Cincinnati, who will be defending the Open Pair championship that he won in this tournament last year. Today's hand, played by Allen in a recent rubber bridge game, shows how little an expert leaves to chance. East played the king of hearts at the first trick, and Harvey won with the ace. He noted the dummy with approval; the bidding had been aggressive, but the contract was very reasonable. Declarer needed only one successful finesse in diamonds. Some players would draw trumps and take two finesses in diamonds. The odds are 3 to 1 in favor of winning one of these finesses, and these odds are good enough for most players. The export never accepts favorable odds if he can achieve absolute certainty. After winning the first trick with the ace of hearts, Harvey drew two rounds of trumps, ruffed a heart In dummy, cashed the top clubs, and ruffled a club in his hand. If the queen of clubs had happened to drop, declarer could have claimed twelve tricks. Since there was no luck in clubs, Harvey went ahead by ruffing his last heart in dummy and dummy's last club in his own hand. Tills stripped hearts and clubs from the North - South hands Both hands were reduced to one trump and three diamonds, and South had the lead. At this stage South had the contract In an iron grip. He simply led a diamond toward dummy and took a finesse. East was ablt to win, w wcpcctod, with the NORTH 28 A Q 10872 VQ » AJ 10 AKJ84 WEST EAST A 4 463 V J !D982 VK753 » 9632 »KQ7 4652 #Q 1093 SOUTH (D) * AKJ95 » A84 > 854 *A7 Neither side vul. West North East Pass 3 A Pass 4 « Pass 5 * Pass Pass South 4* 4 V Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V J hand; and if East returned a diamond, dummy would get a free finesse. OUR POSITION in regard to the governor's race thus far is that because of the seriousness of the perplexities confronted personalities should be eliminated from the canv paign and that no charges or countercharges likely to cause bitterness and antagonism should be permitted to enter the discussion of state affairs. In this regard will say that up to the present time we're getting nowhere fast. — Lexington Herald. "I WISH you'd wear a gown in the second act that is not quite so daringly cut," the stage manager told the star of the show. "But this is the latest style and I paid a fortune for it," she pouted. "Why should I change?" Well, In that serious scene when your husband says, 'Woman, you're hiding something from me. . the audience laughs."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. SEEMS LIKE It was enough to watch the two-toned Jobs go by In the new cars, but now they've made 'cm three-toned. Before we know It they'll be striped, polka- dotted and wearing rhlnestoncs on their hub caps.—Tallahassee (Fla). Democrat. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — So who's going to win 1954's Oscars on March 30? Don't ask me. I'm willing to take a couple of long-shot guesses for you. but I'm net putting any money on the line this year. There are two candidates In almost every category capable of winning or splitting the votes to allow a dark-horse victory. For the best motion picture "On the Waterfront" Is the favorite, but "The Country Girl" could come home a winner. It's Judy Garland or Grace Kelly in the best actress department— the toughest pick Hollywood has had in a long time. Sentiment and home-town loyalty seems to favor Judy. Best actor—Marlon Brando or Bing Crosby? I'll guess Brando. Best supporting actress: I'll be definite about this one—Eva Marie Saint for her "On the Waterfront" performance. Best supporting actor: Another close one. Tom Tully for "The Caine Mutiny" could make it. Best direction: It should be George Sealon for "The Country Girl." Best original movie song: I'm whistling "The High and the Mighty." But don't count on anything because anything can Happen. Doris Day may not want It mentioned, but she took a slap from James Cagney in the final day's shooting of "Love Me Or Leave Me" that almost floored her. Even the Italians don't have that kind of realism. EDWARD G. ROBINSON and his Gladys aren't letting a little thing like divorce split them up. They paired at a dinner party given by the Jean Hersholts and have dates for other' movietown social events. You figure It out. A couple of years ago, I upset Patricia Neal by saying out loud that there was no such person as the romantic Southerner her press agent was linking her with to newsprint. Today I .have to do the same thing to Sheree North and a figment of somebody's imagination named Jeffrey Schwartz, who has been linked with her in print. There's no such person. End of romance. THE WITNET: T 've never seen it printed, but the friend of the medic swears it's true. Several months before W. C. Fields died, the medic went to the comedian's bedside and spent an hour explaining the effects of alcohol on the comedian's health graph. "There's a chance for you," said the doc. "Drink water—it's up to you." "I will do something about it," promised Fields. "I'll put an Ice cube in every Martini." magio on Broadway in "Lunatics and Lovers" won her a role in Elliott Niwnnl's next footllght offering. The switch to comedy is something Mary has been seeking for a long time. Vivian Elaine will star In a new telefilm comedy series, "It's Sunny Again." ... As expected, Rita Hayworth called off her suit against Columbia for an accounting of profits on her Beckworth Co. films released by the studio now that she's back in the Columbia fold. 15 /Mrs AfO IH The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled today that it was not necessary for a county judge of Mississippi County to be "learned In law" if he has otherwise qualified for office. Mr. and Mrs. J. Louis Cherry spent Easter in Helena, Ark., with Mrs. Cherry's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herman Carvill. Mr. and Mrs. James Hill, Jr., returned Friday from a trip to Mexico. Forty-four members of the J. A. McMullin family held a reunion here yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W. B. McMullin. This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Danny Kaye's trumpet blowing in the Red Nichols filmbiography will be dubbed, but he's learning to finger the instrument like a pro. MARY ANDERSON'S comedy Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass You South, hold: AK83 VAQJ8 4KJ106 *7 3 What do you do? A—Bid three spades. With good support for partner's suit you can afford to raise and leave the next move to him. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, AAQ'SS"»Kj532 »KJ10 +: What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Michigan Copper Mining Booms LANSING. Mich, (,1 s )—State geologists are following closely developments at two Upper Peninsula. copper mines which may result in better days for the legging Michigan copper industry. When It reaches peak production next year, the White Pine mine, in Ontona- gan County, Is expected to produce- 75 million pounds a year—compared to 48 million pounds produced by Michigan mines currently Jn operation. The Osceola, another mine, near Calumet, abandoned in 1931, is being cleared of some seven billion gallons of water which have flooded the shafts. Engineers expect to extract some H million pounds ol copper a year. But Geologists of the State Conservation Department feel Uia White Pine operation is the more promising. "It is the tirst attempt in Michigan to exploit copper sulphide commercially," says H. H. Hardenberg, conservation department mining geologist. "Most of the world's supply conies from copper sulphide," he says, "but Michigan's industry—until now—has been restricted to the mining of native copper." Atomic Plumbing To the Rescue OAK RIDGE. Tenn. Wl — The atom has gone into the plumbing business. A bad leak developed In pipes of Kern Methodist Church here. Th« pipes were beneath i» four-inch concrete floor. The Atomic Energy Commission licensed the church to use radioactive iodine at the suggestion of Oscar Bizzeli, a church member, who is on the staff nt Oak Ridge Ntaional Laboratory. The iodine Isotopes were pumped into the pipes, and a geiger counter located the Interruption of flow. The job cost the church $10. Land Values High BLOOMINGTON. III. Ufi — Corn- belt land values remain high. A tract of 62 acres west of Bloomington has been sold for S523 an acre at public auction. Day's Menu Answer to Previous Punle ACROSS 1 Corn on the 4 Beef • 8 Dreadful 12 Lemon 13 Baked clay 14 Old Greek coin 57 Make a mistake DOWN 1 Eating place 2 None god 3 Pears 4 Phase 5 Ocean movement 15 Evergreen tree 6 Ran together 16 At the beginning 18 Bethrothed 20 Reposes 21 Exist 22 Love god 24 Smoke 26 Apples were on the menu here 27 Payable 30 One who makes amends 32 Broadens 34 Domesticate anew 35Plant adaptation 36 Worm 37 Habitat plant form 30 Morsel of food 40 Obtains 41 Knight's title 42 Young chicken 45 Loathsome placvs 49 Going bock 51 Wager 52 Individuals 53 Anglo-Saxon slave 54 Meadow 55 Pic a la 56 French summon 7 Cyst 25 Indians 2I> Upright 40 Edible fowls 41 Trigonometric 8 Is overly fond 27 Worth having functions 9 Wading bird 10 Put to flight 11 Shade trees 17 Satiric 19 Amphitheatre 23 Marry again 24 Bill of - 28 Sl«r.-<ard 29 Essential being 31 Persian princes 33 Charge 38 Help 42 Away •13 Nevada city 44 tea 46 Corn . 47 Ogle 48 Heavenly body 50 Observe W

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