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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 29, 1955
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PAGE FOUH BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK.)' COURIER WEWi THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmcr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ' Entered as second class matter at 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 suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, S2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; • by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations In whom ye also are builded together for an habitation of God through the Spirit.—Ephesiinl 2:22. * * * If our souls be immortal, this makes amends for the fraillties of life and the sufferings of this state.—Tilloston. Barbs A wife ceases to be willing to listen to reason when she hears the same one too often. # * * A hit-run driver in an Ohio town ran out of his shoes when being chased by a policeman. He also lost his head. * * * We'll have sunshine for 86,000,000 years, according to an astronomer. Is that what the weatherman is saving It up for? # * * When you are tempted to do something you shouldn't then is the time to no thyself. * * * A writer says that the younger generation learns quickly from the older. "'And that could be a sad mistake. Tremendous Assignment President Eisenhower's creation of a new cabinet post—a presidential assistant for disarmament—is perhaps the most far-seeing move he has made on the world political stage since his celebrated 1953 proposal for a world sharing of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. We Americans know that we are not warmongers and never have been. But our great strength and our constant stress on military preparedness against the undiminished threat of communism appear to have given many foreigners the wrong impression. Naturally, .the Reds have done all they could to foster this impression by shouting to the world that they are peaceful and we are bent on war. The President's atoms-for-peace plan had about it the kind of bold imagination that is the mark of real statesmanship. It struck the world with terrific moral impact, and showed many millions what America is actually like. Even Russia could not ignore it, but was forced to give lip service to the idea. Yet the notion persists in many places that this country expects and wants a great war between the free nations and the enslaved Communist lands. In truth Mr. Eisenhower again and again in recent months has stressed how ruinous another war would be. The H- bomb has made peace and civilization's survival synonymous. That is why he and many other Americans believe that while we cannot let down our defense guard, we must at the same time tirelessly explore every conceivable approach to world disarmament. Clearly it is time for fresh and important thinking in this field. The formulas of the last decade have led us to a stonewall. In creating the new cabinet post at this most opportune time, Mr. Eisenhower recognizes this necessity. Harold Stassen, the new assistant for disarmament, will be charged properly with developing broad studies and conclusions which will become new, basic American policy on this vital subject. His is a tremendous assignment. He will need to assemble some of the highest talents in America. Knowing how grim the alternative to effective disarmament may be, we can only .pray that somehow he and his associates will prove equal to the task. Cain Is Able It used to be the fashion a few yean ago to pound Harry Cain, then a Republican from Washington state, for the •vident narrowness of hit viewi on numerous topics. But since Cain has been serving as a member of the federal Subversive Activities Control Board, he has acted and talked like a different man. He has shown a substantial capacity for growth. Fairness demands that these changes be taken into account. Cain merits high praise for the individual development he has exhibited. Recently he spoke out—not for the first time—against some of the weaknesses in the federal security program. And he objected to the growing use of the term "Fifth Amendment" as a sort of adjective modifying the word "Communist." However much we wish to flush out subversives, Cain feels it is better to hold to the principle embedded in this amendment to the U. S. Constitution—that an individual not be required to convict himself—than to nail those who abuse the privilege the principle extends to them. It is heartening to hear from this source a reaffirmation of one of the essentials of American justice. In recent years these essentials have not always had their due. VIEWS OF OTHERS How We Do It We seem to have become so accustomed in this country to having a government handout available for every emergency that it took something more than a week for it to soak into our community conscience that the case of Lester Sumner is one which must be handled by private, individual charity. Homeless and penniless, he was left legless in an accident in a strange town. After five months he was a hospital patient that no longer needed constant care but couldn't be discharged because he had no place to go, He was running up a bill he couldn't pay and the hospital couldn't absorb without showing a deficit. He is a man no government program fits: A Marine Corps veteran to whom veterans hospital benefits are denied because he served in peacetime. Not old enough for old age assistance. No state-federal aid to disabled funds available since the Supreme Court declared the dog track tax bill unconstitutional. Not qualified for vocational rehabilitation. Non-resident of the county and not qualified for local government help. Non-resident of any other county that could be called on. Lester Sumner was what he termed in "a bad fix." But the spirit of neighborliness has found itself in Tallahassee. While we all talked about what to do, Carson Johnson went into action on his own. He visited Lester to find out what he wanted and what he needed. He was convinced Lester wanted to become independent. So Johnson rented a house, got a painter to paint it, begged furniture to furnish it, obtained a wheel chair someplace And today, with the assistance of new friends, Lester Sumner is in his new home started on the path to rehabilitation. It makes you feel good — better than if you had seen a ready-made government dole program handling the case. — Tallahassee Democrat. Federal Advice Writing in the Detroit Free Press, Walter Trohan reports from Washington that the Superintendent of Documents of the Government Printing Office is offering for a dime a rare bargain in books. It is pamphlet No. 41-1954 of the Children's Bureau entitled, "Your Children's Feet and Footwear." From this worthy work American mother can learn that: "The time to replace shoes is when the child has outgrown them." "Ballet slippers, loafers, moccasins and high- heeled cowboy boots are designed for a special purpose." When a child is learning to walk, he needs to have shoes that allow him to make natural use of his feet." And, finally, this : "The widest part of the shoe should fit the widest part of the foot." On second thought, Mother, save your dime. We and Walter Trohan pass these bits of wisdom on to you for free.—Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY Crime is rampant in New York City, and Juvenile delinquency is out of hand. Church attendance is down and New York needs a religious revival — Evangelist Billy Graham. I'm a baseball player first and a fisherman second, and they'll soon forget me if I caught a million fish and didn't get a chance at the plate. —Ted Williams. » * * Propaganda victories over the Communists were scored by using the truth.— Theodore strei- bert, director u. S. Information Bureau. * * * The issue when Lincoln entered the White House was whether the American Union should be preserved. Now the constitutional Issue Ls, •hall the Union be kept American. —Sen, John Brlcker (R, Ohio) Ah, That's the Danger Peter Edson's Washington Column Battle of Echo Park Is Echoing In Congress' Committe Rooms WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The battle of Echo Park is beginning to echo loudly in congressional committee rooms and behind the scenery. What's involved here is a contest among southwestern states for control of water in the Colorado River system. From the point of view of a a neutral observer, it Is a perfect example of the confusion that results when attempts are made to settle interstate disputes at tbe local level, rather than in the national interest. The arguments that the two sides throw at each other are vicious and in some cases misleading. Present indications are that if the controversy is settled by this Congress, it will be the result of a political log-rolling deal worthy of Paul Bunyan. The billion-dollar project to build two water storage dams in the upper Colorado system has been kicking around for five years. One dam would be at Glen Canyon, Ariz., 13 miles below the Utah line. The other would be at Echo Park, Colo., on the tributary Green River, three miles east of the Utah line. The two dams would have a combined potential power capacity of a million kilowatts and provide irrigation water for over 400,000 acres of land in 11 projects. They would also store water for downstream delivery in dry years. President Eisenhower flew over the sites during his Colorado va- cation last summer and declared there was no sense in not using them. The Administration program for this year calls for an initial S5 million to begin work if Congress authorizes the project. The total cost is estimated at $902 million over a 20-year period. Revenue from the sale of power and irrigation rights would begin to repay costs after eight years. Opposition to this project comes largely from the downstream Colorado Water users of Arizona and California. Most of the fight comes from Los Angeles, which is the big user of Colorado water and Colorado power from the Hoover dam. This fight goes back 30 years to the days when states in the Colorado basin made a compact to divide the river water between upstream and downstream users. All signed it except Arizona which, with California, wanted more. Congress thereupon passed a limitation act, giving the downstream states 7.5 million acre-feet of water a year. A test case on this division is now before the U.S. Supreme Court. The big complication here is that Mother Nature hasn't always cooperated on this division. Sometimes the upper Colorado can deliver 25 million acre-feet a year. Sometimes it can deliver only four million acre-feet a year. Last year was a dry year. Power and 'ater deliveries from Hoover Dam have been cut up to 20 per cent. California and Arizona are protesting. This is where much of the opposition to Echo Park and Glen Canyon comes from. In making their f ; ghf all kinds of appeals have been made. One has been to arouse national parks fans to protest that Echo Park Dam would floe out Dinosaur National Monument. Rep. Craig Fosn (R., Calif.) has now raised a new objection. It is that atomic power plants will soor make hydroelectric power obsolete, so why build any more dams? It so happens, however, that there is another dr project in which southern California has great interest. This is the Trinity River development in northern California. Here is the making of a big deal. Rep. Clair Erip* (D.. Calif.), chairman of the House I- ?rior Committee, comes from the Trinity River area. He has introduced a bill to reauthorize and enlarge this rroject. The Senate Interioi Comr ittee has just concluded Echo Park hearings. Chairman of this group is James E. Murray (D., Mont.). Last year both .committees approved Echo Park Dam, but the issue was not brought to a vote. This year the word has gone out from the Senate side that unless the House approves Echo Park, the Senate will not approve Trinity River. That's the way things get done in Washington. You Figure It Out, But Crew Cuts Cost Bob $4,500 Yearly By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD WJ — It's OQly 17 more days until the income tax deadline, but Robert Cummings isn't concerned. His wife has the situation well in hand. Judging from Bob's testimony, his wife Mary is a remarkable woman. She manages his career and finances, keeping her eyes on every detail from income tax to naircuts. Dor.'t laugh. The matter of hair cuts is no joke, not to Bob. Since he started his new TV show on Sunday nights for NBC, he has been sporting a crew cut. Twice A Week "That means I have to get a trim twice a week," he said. "I didn't know what a production I was getting into. I have it done by the .Clark Gable of barbers— a fellow who does crew cuts for guys like Spencer Tracy, etc. "This requir&s about an hour and 15 minutes in the chair, so naturally he expects a $2 tip. Then there's $1.75 for the haircut, 25 cents to get my coat .back. I might splurge and get a manicure. By the time I g«t out of the place, I can spend between 5 and 7 dollars." $500 Barber Bill Bob wasn't too alarmed by this sum until his money-minded wife pointed out that his annual barber bill would come to around $500. "Do you know how much money you have to earn in order to have $500 left over?" he said. "Around «4,000." The sum of $4,500 for haircuts may seem monstrous, but it's true. Cummings is in an income tax bracket that allows him to keep only one out of every eight dollars he earns. Although the crew cut is necessary for his TV role, it is not considered a deductible expense. Bob admitted lhat he doesn't fret too much over such matters. That's Mary's department. She is a constant source of wonderment to him. Despite .the lack of any previous experience, she took over, studied up on taxes and investments and soon she was Juggling figures with the greatest of ease. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Core of Diamonds Is Problem Here By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The main problem in the play of today's hand is the correct handling- of the diamonds. This is no problem at all if you can see all of the cards, so put yourself into declarer's place. You see only your own hand and the dummy. Whatever happens, you will need at least two clubs. You decide to win the first trick in dummy in order to take a club finesse at once. The result of the finesse may, after all, have some effect on how you will play the diamonds. The club finesse loses, and West returns another spade. You win the spade return in either hand and wonder how to go about winning all five diamond tricks. Each opponent is equally likely to have the queen of diamonds. If you needed only three diamond tricks you could toss a coin in order to choose the "correct" way to finesse agaiast the queen. If you could be sure that the missing diamonds were divided 3-2, you could finesse in either direction for the queen. Only the direction would win, of course, but you would have an even chance to guess right. The (act is, however, that the diamonds may well be divided 4-1. If West happens to have Q- 9-x-x, you cannot prevent him from winning ft diamond trick. But if EMI happen* to have these same cards, you can win all five diamond tricks. This persuades you to play East for the diamonds. The chance is even that East has the queen; WEST * 6432 VQ652 » 5. + K875 NORTH : AKQ10 V A 1097 »K102 41094 EAST A875 South 1 » 3N.T. Pass 4 Q976 A632 SOUTH (D) *AJ9 VK8 •AJ843 . #AQJ Neither side vul. West North East Pass 1 * Pass Pass 6 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—A 2 and your play will work if East has from one to four diamonds that include the queen. This is better than playing West for the queen, for your chance would still be only even and would work only if West had from one to three diamonds. You begin the diamods by taking the king and then lead the ten. H East covers with the queen, you win with the ace and return to dummy to take another finesse through the nine of diamonds. This line of play brings the slam safely home. Women Expert Sweepers BOSTON (/P) — There are times when some women much prefer using a broom to a vacuum cleaner. Such a case occurred when women from several states came here to show their highly developed broom sweeping skill. They were members of teams playing In the women's national curling championships. The ancient Scottish game requires brnom wlftlrters to case the flight of a pollsnca stone over ice into a scoring circle. TUESDAY, MA^CH 29. 1B5B Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD -(NEA)- Holly-, wo. on TV: Bette Davis has tvned down a fortune in live television offers and she Isn't about to change her mind for a rea-^n that makes a lot of sense. It's Bette's claim that no movie queen p -.1 25 can possibly look the same on home screens as she does on big theater screens. "How can she," Bette aijued between scenes of "Sir Walter Raleigh," "when she isn't being photographed as she is in Hollywood? It can be pretty much of a shock b audiences, n my case, it's not a question of people thinking I should look beautiful because I was never a beauty, "But I'm convinced that I'm not going to look like myself on live TV and don't want to let down audiencei. TV on film, ye«, but a serle« has to be absolutely great or there's no poln* in doing It." New item: "In 'Sincerely Yours,' Liberace plays a pianist who turns deaf." From listening to his own piano playing? NOT IN THE SCRIP: Bob Hope about George Gobel: "I saw >im on TV list Saturday and laughted all the time I was putting my foot through the screen." The Witnet: A pretty but Irma- brained actress filled out a publicity questionnaire at CBS-TV the other day. In the blank space after the "What do you consider your forte?" question, she wrote: "Forte Worth, Te£. I was born there." George Gobel liked the first experimental telefilm of his show and will do more. There's a good chance he'll go celluloid entirely next season. . . ."Mr. Peepers" loses his sponsor at the end of the season. Too expensive lor his rating. THE JAMES ARNESS. just hired to star in the televersion of radio's "Guhsmoke," scared all the kids a few movie seasons ago. He was "The Tiling" in the RKO chiller, "The Thing Prom Another World." This is Television, Mrs. Jones: Bill Bishop, laughing it up these days In "It's a Great Life," couldn't persuade Hollywood to give him a chance a', comedy while he appeared in 30 dramatic films at Columbia. Now, eager for a dramatic role as a change of pace, he's offered only comedy roles by the film studios. Winces Bill: "Well, I guess there's no fun being an actor unless you have something to be neurotic about." Dan Duryea is unhappy with some of the critical barbs and is delaying his new batch of "China Smith" telefilms until the scripts are rewritten. When MGM boss Dore Schary landed in the hospital with an ulcer, movie veteran Sam Goldwyn telephoned him and said: "Young fellow, I've got some advice for you about ulcers—give Q—The bidding has been: South West North East I Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass ?. You, South, hold: AAQ83 VKJ532 »KJ10 +3 What do you do? , A—Bid four spades. The jump raise shows > good hand and very strong support. If you fall to jump raise at once it may never be possible to convince partner that his suit Is solid. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: A73 VAKQJ853 »KJ +73 What do you do? 'em, don't get "em." With all of Hollywood's major studios rushing Into telefilm production, Universal - International ill have another try at turning out home-screen celluloid. The studio also will release 95 of Its old westerns to TV stations. . . .Westerns, by the way, are in second place as the most popular type of program in network TV, according to an audience poll. Variety shows lead the list, with drama in third place. HEAR IT NOW: It's a new five-, year deal at NBC for Ralph Edards and his "This s Xour Life" show. . . .Charles Coburn, currently acting on "How to Be Very, Very Popular," nixed a Screen Gems bid to repeat his film role of grandpa in the "You Can't Take It Wiln You" televersion series. "I'd go mad," the veteran star told me. " don't want to tie myself down to one role." Somebody said it when a waiter dropped a tray of dishes in a studio cafe: "That sounded like the hack- ground noises on most live TV dramas." Latest TV iron man: Pinky Lee with his six half-hour shows weekly over NBC. . . . Latest proof that TV and Hollywood are going steady: Top movie free-lance actors are screaming over the tie-ups between film plants and networks. The independent actors claim that studio contract players now get all the choice TV roles. 75 Yt«ri Ago In Mr and Mrs. H. F. Kelsey, Jr., Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Schnee, Mr. and Mrs. Tommie Tipton and Mr. and Mrs. James Hunt of Manila were hosts and hostesses for the Cotillion Club dance Saturday night at the Legion Hut. Mr. and Mrs. Ray Hall and family spent the weekend in Itta Bena, Miss., with Mrs. Hall's parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Pittman. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wise and daughter, Pat, and S. Mosley and son, Norman, spent the weekend at Tuscaloosa, Ala., where Lloyd Wise, Jr.. Herschel and Russell Mosley attend the University ot Alabama. While there, they attended the Red and White spring football game in which Lloyd Wise, Russell Mosley and James Roberts, all of here, participated. Army Gives World Tour PITTSBURGH Wl — Should Mrs. Marie Ruckman coin the slogan "Marry An American Soldier and See the World" she should not be blamed. Mrs. Ruckman, an Italian, met her husband, Chief Warrant Officer Albert Ruckman, when he wns stationed in Italy in 1944. They were married a year later. In 1945 the couple came to America, where their first child was born. Shortly afterwards Ruckman was transferred to Germany -where the couple became parents again. Ruckman was ordered to Japan a short time ago. En route to join him, his wife stopped off in Pittsburgh, was naturalized as an American citizen snu promptly left with her children to join her husband in the Far East. Kiss of Death PITTSBURGH Wi—The annual National Football League lottery for new players is proving to be the kiss of death for the Pittsburgh Steelers. Of 19 players named by the Steelers as their No. 1 draft choice, nine either failed to make the grade nr refused to play pro football. None of the remaining 10 has proved to be an outstanding star. Broadwayite ACROSS 1 Singing actress. Ethel DOWN 1 Insane 2 Great Lake 3 Units of Answer Jo Previous Puzzle 7 She played the Broadway lead in "Panama reluctance 13 Interstice 14 Aerify 15 Distend 6 Born 7 Possessed 8 Eagle's nest 9 Bartercr 26 Gaze 10 Narrow fillet 2fl Smell 45 Repair -U......V, ^. -.. 46 English 16 Dealer in dry 11 Willow genus 29 Volcanic stuff clergyman goods 12 Ever (contr ) 30 Type of cbeesoia Plunder 17 Domestic s!ave 2 o Required 38 County in 49 majesty 18 Notion 21 Flag Kansas 50 River (Sp.) 19 Sea eagle 22 Walking stick 40 Amulets 51 Compass point 21 Honey-maker 23 Eager 42 Court districts 52 Head covering 22 Pasteboard 24 Proportion 44 White poplar 53 Steamer (ab.) 25 Note in Guide's scale 27 She has been in many Broadway 31 Miss Gardner 32 Eternity 33 Father 34 Insect egg 35 Put on 36 Eggs • 37 Famou* garden 39 Piece out 40 Stuff 41 Aged 43 College che«r 45 Mud 47 Sphere 50 Annual incomes (Fr) 52 Demigod* 94 Bart of Iron 55 Nearly 5fi Danish leaport (7 B*d canopy

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