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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 9, 1955
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f AQI FOUR BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWS SATURDAY, APRIL f, 195« TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS rta COURIER NEWS oo. H. W. HAINES, Publisher KAKRT A. HAINES,. Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL O. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wall«« Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Mcmphli, entered u aecond clasi matter at the post- »ffl» at Blythevlllt, Arkansas, under act of Con- frttf, October 8, 1917. Member or The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per year, »2.50 for six months, $1.25 for Ihrce months; by mall outside 50 mile tone, »12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Before American Independence, freedom of apeech was a principle of political wisdom, when it wa« embodied In the First Amendment . . . it became a principle of law.—Prof. Zecharlah Chafee, Jr., Harvard University. * * * Increasingly throughout the world free men have found It necessary to unite In the cause of freedom.—John Foster Dulles, after signing . American-Chlneae treaty. Barbs people smart enough to choose their words carefully don't ha™ to take them back. * * * Now to the linn when a woman (eta a new iprinf outfit and then ton to visit someone ih« dowi't like. * * * A" writer lists Jive things that cause mom the most trouble during houseclcanlng days. And he left dad out. » * ¥ h Ihm an.rthlrn that feels belter and looka wone than an old pair of ihoei? * * . * One of the bMt ways to Improve postal service would be for everybody to stop mailing bills. Sir Winston Churchill The retirement of Sir Winston Churchill from the active leadership of his country and his Conservative Parly will be recorded as one of the great benchmarks in modern world history. It is a sad occasion for free men, for giants are rare in any Hire. It is sadder •till for him, because he leaves center stage with one great dream—the establishment of lasting peace—unfulfilled. This man of blazing energy knows his place in history is secure. But he is not content with that place. It makes of him a great war loader, the man who brought > struggling island nation back from the bring of defeat. He would rather be remembered as the man who brought substance to men't wistful hopes for peace on his troubled earth. That he should, at 80, be pressing toward so great a goal is thoroughly characteristic of Sir Winston. From his beginnings as a public figure he has always scaled his ambitions high. The free world was fortunate Unit those ambitions accorded so well with (he ndvnnc- ment of its own security and wcll-bcinR. T3ut Sir Winston's fellow humans will not now judge him so harshly as he would judge himself for failing to realize this last and greatest dream. His legions of grateful "constituents" throughout the world understand tlml in taking upon himself this task he assumed a burden that may well He beyond the capacity of any one man or group of men in this tense time of history. The exigencies of British politics compel his retirement ot this moment. The tottering condition of the rival Labor Party is a beckoning invitation to the ruling Conservatives to call an early election to captialize their evident mounting advantage. Sir Winston recognizes that not he but his designated successor, Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden, should be the one to stand before the voters in (hat test. And if Eden is to fit himself for such a test, he needs a trial period at the helm. Sir Winston's admirers need not fret that he will pine away in retirement as would ordinary mortals, for all his disappointment. He is a truly universal man, with a wide diversity of interests and an incredible assortment of talents. He will write and paint and lay bricks. More than that, he is sure to speak, as h« always has, to a world that treasurer* his wisdom, his flair of dramatic, ringing words, and his power to lift men's hearts. In this sense, Sir Winston will never lay down his load until he dies. He may ' retire from the mere leadership of his party of his country. But so long as men can hear his voice, he could not if he wished cast off tht mantlt of world leact- trihip h* h.M to nobly t*rn*d . No Shoo-In It'i rather nice to hear from Adlai Stevenson that he thinks President Eisenhower won't be unbeatable in.the 1956 presidential race, assuming Ike runs. Since most Republicans expect the Prsident to go again and most Democrats believe their nomination will be given to Stevenson a second time, the outlook would be pretty dull if the potential challenger indicated by any word or sign that he thought Ike was a shoo-in. Americans have always liked a scrapper on the political scene, and anybody who puts up a good show of a fight automatically improves his chances. No matter what the situation, the high office of the presidency it! something worth battling for. So it is good news that the prospective Democratic nominee for 1956 says he doesn't believe the incumbent has the job all sewed up. VIEWS OF OTHERS Ike And Economics President Eisenhower Is neither so polished as Adlal Stevenson nor so dramatic as the late Franklin D. Roosevelt. But he has the happy faculty of explaining complex matters In simple, down-to-earth terms. Take the matter of public v«. private power, for example, an Issue on which the President feels strongly. At his press conference a few days ago, he cx- .plained that he had no objection If the City of MemphlJ waiiU to build 1U own steam plant. Then the President went on In highly effective- prose, to explain why he Is opposed to public pow- on a large scale. He said: "But there la one thing I always want to point out . . . when I talk about governmental authority, responsibility, and operation. Don't forget this. When the Federal Government does this, they can print the money to do the Job. Nobody else can, and there Is a very great difference; because the second that the Federal Government starts to print money to do these things, they are taking one cent, or at least their proportion out of every dollar that any of you might happen to to have In your pockets. "Now that h»s the effect of cheapening money, and I don't think we ought to do that." You Just can't beat that for a simple explanation of economics of government.—Klngsport (Tenn.) News, One-Man Uprising There's no telling what a man can itlart when he nets titin-cd up with righteous Indignation over a principle. Take Otis Shiver, the Mliiml grocer who has been wnRlng war tiRtUnst the Florida Milk Commission ami Ha power to lix the lowrsl price i\t which milk nifty be sold: Ho has defiantly sold milk below the fixed price, Tlin Commission cut, olf his wholp&nte supply. So he bought ut retail and sold It'at a loss. Finally, ho just decided to give It »wny. Now the Milk Commission has gone lo court to Stop him, which suite Shiver Just fine. He'll flcht It out there on his contention that the law Is \mr.onslit.uUoni\l. He says he'll ulso cumniUKn In the Legislature to abolish the Commission or repenl Its price—fixing; authority. That's the soi't of UuUvUUml uprising, following established producers in challenge of a point of principle, that mnkes this democracy work. More power to him. If all the people who see it the way he does line up on his side they inipht get result. 1 ;. We hope they do.—Tallahassee Democrat. Everybody's Happy Harvey Matusow, one of the most talented liars since Daron Munchausen. Is quoted as saying he will be "proud" to go to Jail to prove .something or other about the quality of U. 3. justice. We are glad that Mtttu&ow feels this way about It, His eoncurrcnnce makes it practically unanimous. The ordinary people of America will be proud when Matusow goes to Jail because they recognize the threat to justice of a witness who Is admitted a liar and who tries to specify which one of his lies was the truth; the Communists and Mine- Mill will be proud to see Matusow In n barred cell because he failed miserably, despite their heavy investment In him to get mine mill off *he hook on Communlnt charge*. None that Matusow himself Is proud at the Jail term storing him In. the face, everything ia just dandy. Carlsbad iNJVf.i Current-Argus. SO THEY SAY Communism has already made Inroads in the minds and henrts of man. Something is happening, we are not presenting our case well.—President Eisenhower. * » * The role of a leader in the affairs of nations must not b« guided by the desire to win the popularity contest. Real lenders nre seldom popular, but real lenders are reipecled.—Rep. Michael A. Felg- h»n (D., Ohio.) * * * ; The religious life of the President is so transparently sincere as to be self-validating— Rev. L. R. EJsoii, * * * The practice of wiretapping Is A vicious cancer tnd must tat eradicated.—Rep. Eminuel Celler D., N. T.). Out From Under HE*.Sinic«, Inc. Peter fdson's Washington Column — New Issues Reflect Changing Conditions in Labor Market WASHINGTON — (NEA) — To-ay's uneasy stirrings in the American , union labor movement come from new issues Unit reflect changing conditions in the labor market. Guaranteed annual wage — Known as GAW for short. Automation, State "right to work" laws. New standards for minimum wage, Jobless and disability insurance. Unemployment of over three ulllion workers with employment at over 00 million — n strange footnote of Inconsistency to record earnings and genera, prosperity all around. Three million uiunnpluycd are a lot of people, but there are no accurate data on who they are, how many are new workers, how many arc heads of families or how long they have been out of work. Congress has been tiskctl for survey money to find the answers, but It has not been (•'/anted. U. S. Depiirtmf 1 it of Labor is now in (he middle of a six to nine-months survey on automation ~- the ne\v industrial giant of nf production by JuUomnl- ' - machines. Today there Is no sure information on how much if ny unemployment it has caused. ; Before the Korean Wjir broke' out. President TIT -ian declared a pea cell me Am crlc a could support i live m ill ion unrmployi'd (enipor j arily by chan^i'itf jobs. That was 1 when there wus only 57 million employed. Today unemployment Is under! five per cent of the work force Instead of nnirly 10, but there are complaints it Is too high. Fearing Mint It may get worse, union leaders look for new answers, such as the guaranteed annual WJIBB. To regard GAW as a panacea for everyone does not make sense. It has worked all right in the soap industry, which can stockpile surpluses in slack periods. It is of no use in the retail trades which have to work six days a week or go broke. Whether it will work in the automobile Industry or others which must shut down periodically to change models remains to be seen. Labor experts are now inclined to look on GAW as more of a bargaining point In new wage negotiations than anything else. Initial agreement might be found in a compromise. One suggested Is a few cents an horn' raise, paid Into a special fund to be administered by unions and employers for the benefit of those unemployed by seasonal, unavoidable layoffs. General. Motors and Ford contracts expire at the end of May. Tilt- steel companies' contracts expire H month later. If the auto- workers get a guaranteed annual wage, steclworkers can hardly be expected to settle for less. There is a prospect that — even if there Is no auto strike — there might be n steel strike later. If GAW is not the answer, higher unemployment Insurance, higher disability payments, higher minimum wage may be the substitute. Here the battleground shifts to state legislatures, Union officials would prefer to have these things settled by act of Congress, setting national standards. The Eisenhower administration is committed, to settling them at state levels. But if it is to carry out Ha free enterprise formula, it is recognized here must be higher unemployment and disability benefits. One "satisfactory standard" of 50 per cent of gross pay for 26 weeks has been proposed. No state has that today. The highest is 44 per cent. The average is 33 pe cent. Thirty states have been considering increases this year. Four have raised. Raising the minimum wage for workers in interstate commerce is now recognized as a national function. The Eisenhower administration recommends a raise from 75 to DO cents an hour, while the unions lobby for $1.25. The main reason the figure rejected is that in the South, hair the workers now get less than $1.25. Putting the minimum at that figure is said to be disruptive. The battle over "right to work' laws is being fought largely in the South. Of the 18 states that have such laws, 12 are in the non-industrial South. Whatever may be said for or against these laws. It is inconsistent to have a national policy and laws which recognize the right to collective bargaining, while stale laws negate them. Two- thirds of the union contracts in effect today have union shop provisions. But the fight against them Is relegated to the states. HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) —Close- ups and Longshots: America's Rue de La PAY — the fabulous Strip in Las Vegas ~ will bust its own salary meter in April with $100,000 to Mario Lanza for two weeks in the New Frontier hotel's supper club. Starting April 20, Liberace, brother George and candle lighters will collect $50,000 for a one- week appearance at the new Riviera. How high can Las Vegas salaries go even with the loot from the gambling casinos? That's a big question in Las Begas, too. Danny Thomas*, $15,000 a week lifted eyebrows when the Sands Hotel opened in 1952. In 1953, the Sahara paid Marlene Dietrich $25,000 a week. The Sands retaliated with $30,000 for Tallulah Bankhead and the Sahara came right back with $35,000 to Dietrich for a return engagement, Now it's $100 a minute 'for Lanza. The New Frontier's slogan is "Out of This World" and with seven new hotels opening this year that's where the pay of Vegas performers seems to be headed. To the tune, of course, ol "Shake. Rattle and Roll." The Witnet: The singing Hi Lo's know a movie queen whose husband has been missing for almost, three years. Friends kept the news from her until yesterday. This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: One of the reasons a feminine star no longer is under contract to a major lot is a bell ringer. When she was needed for a scene, assistant directors were not permitted to knock on her dressing room door. Instead, they had to tinkle a bell hanging on a pole outside. If ready, she tiukled a bell on her make-up table. No answering tinkle meant she wasn't in the mood, There's tension in. the Prince VUtorio Massimo - Dawn Addams household in Rome. She wants to live in London from now on. He even objected to their child being born in London — the reason he delayed joining Dawn until two the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Nearly everyone i.s familiar with the fnct Hint the Rivim? of blood lo a patient during cor tain kinds of operations or immediately there- it f tor has saved many Ijve.s. The same Iliin^ i.s true following .sert- OHK nccldents, and one does not need a war In order to require the gift of blood by healthy persons in order to aid others. Of course It is true, too. thai \vc .should alwaj's have on hand a i,'ooti stock pile of blood in event of u'nr or other vm\Jor emergencies, u tin atom bomb should fall, for example, it might leave some 100,000 [)0ople injured and for them itvitil- nblllly of blood transfusions ov its products would probably be the greatest single lifc-suvinp prcp.'i- ration we could have. While we do not want Uils to happen, we would be blind not to consider tJiis frightening possibility. There are several questions with regard to the giving of blood which people frequently ask. t>ne of them is how much blood the body normally contains and how long it takes for the body to replace n pint of blood removed for transfusion. These questions can be answered rnthei' definitely, The blood makes up about 1-3 of the total body weight and « normal person who weighs between 133 nnd Ifi5 pounds generally has from 5.2 to g.3 quarts of blood. Alter the removal of n pint, for •xnmple, the fluid portion o( the jlood Is made up rapidly and in » healthy person the blood cells mid coloring matter is also restored within a few days. In spile of ihi.s t i.s usually not considered advisable for a person to ^ive blood nore often thim every few weeks. A question related to this subject :omcA from Mrs. B. who says ihnt her 35-year-old son has been giving ft pint of blood every tliree months for 2'j years. Lately, she vrttes, he feels tired and has Iwnd- nche.s find she wonders if this frequent giving of blood might bt responsible. It sounds from Mrs. B.'s letter us though hoi* son hnd given about 10 pints of blood in 24 years. It is quite likely that this has not harmed him -since there are professional donors who have given blood for long periods of time without any apparent harm. However, since the young man does have symptoms, it might be well for him to see if these symptoms can be traced to anything else, or, if they c»nnot. perhaps he might let up on his generous blood gifts for a white. It. lias been estimated that several million pints of blood are needed each year for our peacetime needs find, of course, this would rise enormously In-the event of \yftr. People, should continue Vo give their blood, therefore, and there Is nothing to fear from do- Ing so. The prospectiev blood donor is tested before the blood is re- nived and if there Is tiny disease present or other abnormality which makes it inadvisable lo tnke the blood he or she is passed over, For the normal person this do- bnntion of lood is safe, realtlvely painless and not harmful. There appear to be no reasons why a normal person cannot give blood from three to five times a year. GOVERNMENT experts will make a survey to determine whether the wife or husband wins more family arguments. Any husband can gH-ft them the answer, — Laurel (Miss.) Leftder-Cnlt. ANOTHER thing about Mary Martin's recent version of Peter Pan Is the old Captain Hook was so downright adorable we couldn't help but feel he must be Retting ready to run for lieutenant governor.—Lexington Herald. THE WORST combination we know of la lots of InitiaUve and an offensive personality. — Hamilton County (Tenn.) Herald. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Roof Caves In On Poor South By OSWALD JACOB!' Wrilien for NEA Service Written for NEA Service Pity Poor South in today's hand, He was just playing along, mind- inff his own buiness when suddenly the whole hand collapsed. West opened the five of spades, WEST NORTH AQ92 ¥ AQJ « Q 1094 4854 EAST * 10 8 6 S 3 V 85< I V963 »7 »AKJS3 + K92 4 J73 SOUTH (D) * AKJ »K 107 « 852 + AQ10S North-South vtil. South Weil North E«t. 1N.T. Pasi 3 NT. Pass Pass Pas« Opening Itad—4 S and South won with the king. South counted three spades, three henrts, and an undetermined number of tricks In clubs and diamonds. Since he was in his own hand, South led a low diamond and finessed dummy's nine. If he had won the first trick in dummy, he'd have tried a club fines e. The choice was purely one ot convenience. South was pleased t- discover that he had plfked the right suit to develop, for dummy's nine of diamonds held. East played the three of diamonds as though It were the most norma' play In the world. line* bt wu now fe dummy, Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD South Ivied a finesse of the queen of clubs. This lost to the king and back came a henrt. South now had eight tricks sight nnd needed only one additional trick ror ME contract. From Soutr/s point of view, it might be dangerous to go on with the clubs, but the diamonds looked perlecl- ly snfe. South therefore led another diamond, nnd the hand blew up in his face. East promptly took four diamond tricks, defeating the contract. If East had taken the first diamond trick, South would have made his contract. South would have been forced to try two finesses in clubs, winning one of them. The defenders might have taken three diamonds and one club, but no more. Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass 3 Hearts Pass ' You, South, hold 1 AAKQJ974 ¥53 *A3 #64 What do you do" 1 A—Bill four spades. Both jump bids combined show an absolutely solid suit, but indicate also that slam Is unlikely unless North has somewhat more than a bare opening bid. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in [he question just answered. You. South, hold. (HAKQ74 VAJ53 »Q3 *6 4 What do you do? A^'.vrr Tomorrow days before the recent <tork Tillt. Shelley Wlnteri put on a dl»guise and went to some of the rougher spots on Lot Angeles' Main Street with designer MOM Mayberry to pick up some tip« on. her shady lady role in "Tb« Big Knife." A lesser known movie actress was attacked in the lime area last year. Contrary to printed reports, rait- slcman Dick Stabile landed » raise, not a salary cut, when Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis signed their new Paramount contract. In the Script: Humphrey Bogart advising young John Baear how to act on his first date In "We'r* No Angels": "Let her do the talking; Just _ay yes darling once in it while and nod your head the rest of the time." "But what if she stops talking?" asks John. Replies Bogard: "Kiss her." Lots of top movie queens are nudging their studios about the soon due "Laurette," biography of the late Laurette Taylor by her daughter. Marguerite Cooper. Like Lillian Roth's "I'll Cry Tomorrow,", the boot tells of Laurette's long bout with alcoholism and her starry comeback on Broadway in "Outward Bound" and the "Glass Menagerie" in the last years ot her life. George Gobel's movie debut in July is a remake ot "The Lady eve" will cancel out his Las Begas night-club loot. But as a partner with Paramount in the movie, he'll make twice as much, and no dice tables. Rhonda Fleming's acting in "Semeramis," an Italian Biblical film, almost turned out to be a career. She was hired for 10 weeks but filming went on for five months, and she collected a weekly salary. Every time I see Rhonda I'm reminded of her film debut when her name was Marilyn Lewis. A big executive at Fox, wheri Marilyn Monroe later wiggled her way to fame, renamed her Rhonda because, he said, "Marilyn isn't a sexy name for a girl." 75 Yimrt Ago In «/yt/i«v///« The Rev. Harold Thompson, paj- tor of the Ekron Nazarene Church, today announced that a meeting i« scheduled lor Tuesday to clean Wilkins Cemetery. He asked that those who will help to make plaru to spend the entire day. Jack Chamblin was elected president of the Young People's League at a meeting at the Presbyterian Church last night. Mrs. E. P. Blomeyer, president ot the Woman's Club and Mrs. George Lee, secretary, left today for Pins Bluff for n state meeting- of Federated Clubs. Miss Martha Ann Lynch wa« namd librarian for Delta Delta Delta sorority at University of Arkansas and Miss Churchill Buck was made house manager. Farris McCalla and George Dil- ahunty have returned to Memphis after spending the weekend here. Mr. Dilahunty attends the Murdock Cotton School there. ONE High Point father phoned in to teU this one. He hod listened to his 50,003th Question by 1 in the evening ,and he finally decided to feign sleep to stymie his inquisitive 5-year-old and 6-year-old. The kid» tried their best to wake him. Finally the youngest and boldest pried open one of Dad's eyelids, and looked intently in. "Keeping trying," he announced, "he's still in there."— High Point (N.C.) Enterprise. Third President Answer to Previoui Puizl» ACROSS 1 Third President ot the United St.itcs, Jefferson 7 His wife was Wayles Skelton 13 Venerate 14 Idolized 15 Peaceful 16 Small candles 17 Termini jj Symbol for 18 Fondles sodium 19 Louisiana 23 Body parts Purchase was 2 ^ Redact " ' 25 Sly Six* 3 Stove's bake chamber 4 Repair 5 Get up 6 Dry, as wine 7 Entangle 8 Adjusts 9 Stout cord 10 Allowance for waste 11 Pronoun 12 Paid notices 28 Distinct part 46 British ,_ . „.„ .„,„,.„ 29 Ceremony princess 20 Veteran (ab.) 30 Famous 47 Demolish garden 49 Salntes (ab.) 31 Weights ol 50 Civil wrong India 51 Gaelic 37 Follower 52 Delirium 40 Moved quickly tremeni (ab.) ini.iratvm" ol - "™" 41 Elec ' rlca ' "nit 53 Bitter vetch |»slratioi>j6 Equal (comb. 44 Female run 54 Rodent 23 Assist 27 Obliteration 32 Notion 33 Transpose (ab.) 34 Brood of pheasants J5.Wharf 36 Three-tout iloth I 98 Pastage in the brain 39 Shrtl! 42 Numbert 43 Flower 4S Young salmon <« Royal Italian family name 52 Give 54 Witty reply 56 Tauter >7 Reluctant 58 Chargcn 5» Tried DOWN I Three times (comb, form) form) 45 Versifier 55 Scalier, »i hay

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