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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE BLYTHEVII.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Aisistunt Publisher PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second clas» matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press ! SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any uiburban town wncre carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per year $2 50 for six months. $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And he arose, and came to his father, But when he wa» yet a treat way off, his father s»vt him, »nd had companion, and r»n, and fell on his neck, and klued him—Luke 15:20. * * * ' More helpful than all wisdom Is one simple human pity, that will not forsake us-George Eliot. Barbs April le'ls when a lot of folks will start worrying about gettlnj an Invitation to drop in and check over the Income tax report.. * * * Anti al«ay» lead a buiy life, but (rauhoppen ire usually a couple of Jumps ahead of them. * * * A Tennessee girl of 13 wa« married to a youth of 19. She'll probably Invite friends In for mud pies. * * * • In mbottt (our months home gardeni should be far enourh aloni t« be nejltcled. f- *l* * A pro says a good golfer always keeps his mind on the ball. The jolfer's wife probably think* it Just Jits. The Prosperity Picture This may well turn out to be the best business year in America's history. The first three months of 1955 were the best of all time. Our major labor strife presumably could spoil the prospect. The record shows that from the end of 1954 up to April 1, 1955, every major activity bounced back from last year's Iowa. In key fields like steel, construction, automobiles, and retail sales, new highs were established. Even problem industries such ns textiles and coal showed considerable improvement. Barring a crippling strike in steel or automobiles, or a veritable rash of work stoppages in less- crucial areas, most observers expect the new boom to roll on onchecked, at least through the first half of the year. Even Sen. Paul Douglas of Illinois, roundly damned by Republicans in 1954 as a "gloom monger," says that, real recovery is here, though he considers "recovery" a stage below "prosperity." And he throws in a warning that there are still dangerous soft spots in the economy. Just .a few of the hardier optomists will say flatly that 11155 will be our best year. Host prefer to hedge somewhat. They worry about the galloping production in automobiles and housing, voicing doubt that the pace can be kept. Indeed, not even the brightest estimates for these fields match the present record rate of output. Concern is felt, too, because agriculture is not participating in the boom. Farm income is still off. Yet these are relatively light, fluffy clouds on the horizon. The real thunderhead is the prospect of industrial strife. The United Automobile Workers currently are engaged in important new contract talks with General Motors. The UAW bid for a guaranteed annual wage could stop bustling GM cold. Strikes already have tripled in the past month and a half. And more than 75 major labor contracts come up for renewal between now and July—affording many more opportunities for crippling disputes. Labor must be free to prosecute its demands by all reasonable and legal means, including the strike. But for the good labor itself, and the whole nation, we must hope that union leaders Will employ this weapon of last resort sparingly and judiciously in the days of test that lie ahead. Clearly, whether the boom is to reach the heights envisaged by the optimists or whether it is to be more modest proportions, it >« to the advantage of all Americans to have the economy move along steadily without shattering interruption, The men on both sides of the contract negotiating table should bear that in mind »« they gr»ppl« with the workingman's bread-and-butter issues. Big Success Dr. Jonas E. Salk has given mothers and fathers everywhere one of the greatest gifts they could dream of—the chance for near-perfect immunity to polio for their children. His brilliant discovery of an anti- polio vaccine, now thoroughly tested through wide application to 1,800,000 youngsters, rightly belongs with the medical marvels of our age. For long years, parents have almost dreaded the warm months of the "polio season." As their kids returned hot and tired from the beach or playground, they listened anxiously for every report of a strange ache or pain. Despite all precautions, polio still struck fatal and crippling blows again and again. Dr. Salk has opened a new era that can be free of this scourge if parents, public authorities and medical specialists will now collaborate sensibly to spread the vaccine's protection to all. VIEWS OF OTHERS GOP And The South For years the South has been the favorite whipping hoy of certain Northern Intellectuals. It used to be lynching but thnt has stopped and the recent horrible race riots have been in the north. It used to be backwardness but then the South began to grab off almost all of New England's textile industry. It used to be segregation until the Northerner* suddenly discovered that segregation was legal right In their own backyard—in Delaware. Now the issue is the failure of the South to create a real two party system, (But not a word about Vermont!) The Republican Party, goes thi» sad refrain—so recently echoed by Dr. George Gallup, the pollster—had a wonderful opportunity when Eisenhower cracked the Solid South in 1052. Yet those horrid old reactionaries who ran the GOP In the South refused to let the party expand, (Oddly enough, mast of these same critics Insist the Republicans didn't win the 1052 election, a popular hero named Ike did.) But the facts, ns usual, give the lie to these new charges against the South. Take the congressional elections of 1954. On a national level, the GOP didn't do BO well. But in the South— A Republican was elected from Florida, another from Texns, The OOP congressman from North Carolina was re-elected and the Republicans barely nils- (46 per cent) electing another In an adjoining district. In Tennessee, the two GOP congressmen were reelected. In Virginia, two GOP congressmen were reelected with greater margins than in 1D52. The one GOP Congressman who hiui defeated went down because of unemployment and ballot box Irregularities. In 1D46 when the Republican Party elected the strongest majority to Congress since 1928 (a majority better than 1052) It \vns a Southerner— Congressman Carroll Recce of Tennessee—who mii.stennlnded that victory ns chairman of the Republican National Committee.—Kingsport iTenn.) News. Emergency Line About one-third of the states at the end of this year will havo taken steps to cut down on a party line gossip when a caller wishes to make an emergency cull. Six states have already passed laws which call for n fine or ft Jail sentence when a person keeps yncking on and on when somebody else wnnts to use the wire or call the police, the fire department, or a doctor. Another 10 states now have such bills before the legislature. Unfortunately, North Carolina IB not among this number. The right of free speech is vital to Americana, even when it amounts to idle gossip to pass the time of dny. But when a gossip monopolizes a party line telephone wire to the detriment of another family which has an emergency on Its hnnd.s, it becomes a crime, in spirit, if not yet In North Carolina law. Pines in the states already adopting such a law against party line leeches range from $50 to $500. or from 30 to 90 days in Jail. Since gossip is usually In the 5 and 10 category, a fine between those limits should more than handle the situation.—High Point <N. C.) Enterprise. SO THEY SAY If the Republican party keeps splitting. Mr. Eisenhower wouldn't want to stick his neck out by running agnm.—Sen Allen Ellcnder (D., L».) * # * You fOtto Graham! are only 33. Seems to me you're pretty young to be hanging them up.— Paul Brown, coach Cleveland Browns. •* * * Charging that there Is a "War Psrty" in the U. S. la unfortunately feeding the Communist propaganda mill.—Vice President Nixon. * * * We're hillbillies. You've got lo eat a ramp to appreciate It. it stinks, for one thing. «nd is hotter than an onion, for unothor.—Ron McSween, nittr asking ex-Preitricnl Truman to address ramps. * * ¥ Nothing could be further from the truth lhan to say I was criticizing religion. Rut religion should not bf placed on parade or paid only lip service. -Sen. Neely ID., W. Va,). 'uops! 'ft NEA Service, Inc Peter Edson's Washington Column — Tariff Protection Being Sought By Many Industry Spokesmen WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Granting the American Jeweled watch industry the protection of a 50 per cent Increase in tariff rates on Swiss watch imports has loosed a flood of requests from other Industries for similar treatment. The reason given by President Eisenhower in the Swiss \vatch case was that it was necessary to protect the American watch Indus-. Lry because the skills of Its workers were necessary for national defense production. Bui rjmkers ol luce, producers of garlic, lend pencils, work gloves, underwear, women's hnndbags and siring think they're essential Industries, too, and would like similar treatment. None of these requests hits yet reached the U, S. Tariff Commission ns a formal application for higher 'ariff rates. But hearings of the Mouse Ways and Means and Sennlc Finance Committees arc studded with statements from trade association representatives, telling how Important they arc. If past actions are any measure, their chances for getting relief under the "escape clause" of the reciprocal trade agreements act are pretty slim. Of 59 applications filed for such relief since 1948, only five have ' een granted. They were on women's fur felt hnls, hatters' fur, dried figs, al- ,slke clover seed and Swiss watches. Only the last of these was granted as a defense essential industry. President Eisenhower now has on his desk a Tariff Commission report on the U. S. bicycle industry's application for tnriff relief. His action on this case is expected soon. Nine other applications for escape clause relief have been recommended hy the Tariff Commission but turned down by Presidents Truman and Elsenhower. They were on garlic, tobacco pipes, .scissors, ground fish, fillets, lead and zinc, hand blown glass, spring clothespins, screen printed silk .scarves and wood screws. Ma rrtwood plywood ind red fescue clover cases are now in Tariff Commission hearings. The Swiss watch application was lurn-rt down by President Truman In 1952 but approved by President Elsenhower last year. That was what gave everybody else the idea of using- this "defense essentiality" gimmick to get tariff boosts. C. T. Nlsscn and Horace B, Van Dorn of the Lead Pencil Manufacturers Assn. declared that: "Black and colored pensils are indispensable operating supplies for every branch of the Armed forces . . . The wood-cased pencil is a product which meets all the standards of essentiality laid down by the War Manpower Commission In World War II, except that it is not directly utilized for combat purposes." Roy A. Cheney, President of the Underwear Institute, says that: "If I were a subversive, I would not attack our supplies of airplanes, guns, ammunition or leadership you give an army, it can't fight without clothing." The historic example Mr, Chney pfves is that after the Battle of the Bulge, General Eisenhower called on the underwear industry for delivery of 67 million undershirts in three months. John T- Daly. Jr., of the Work Glove Industry thinks that it should have higher tariff protection because in World War II; "Our industry shipped to the military over two million dozen pairs of work gloves." The International Handbag, Luggage, Belt, and Novelty Workers Union, APL states that "We cannot emphasize too strongly that our trade is essential. The armed forces of the U. S. during the last two wars, equipped the women's auxiliary branches of our military establishments with handbags as part and parcel of their standard garb, having found said containers indispensable." Charles J. B. Molitor of the American Lace Manufacturers Assn. says: "During World War II we produced scores of millions of yards of camouflage and mosquito nettings for our armed forces and those of our allies." But Mr* Molttor concludes somewhat ruefully: "Now that we have restored at least some ray of hope for American watch makers, we are about to jeapordlze the Jobs of workers in some 15 other industries." These are the industries, like the lace makers, who may have to buck the competition of lowered tariffs on foreign products to compensate or the raised watch tariff. It equal realism, J. M. Malkln of the Sehiffli Lace and Embroidery Manufacturers Assn. says: "We are not a defense industry and. we do not claim protection on that score. But we are important to the happiness of American women." And he wants a higher tariff for that. the Doctor Says — Written, for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. I marine the monninp of urnors Hi;-.7,k\s a lot of peopk 1 . (i—What Is the difference be- UTCMI a benign tumor and ran- :ier?—Mrs. X. A—A benign tumor and a can- •erous tumor are both UI:ISM\S o! irw tissue which j;rnw independently of tlie -surrouiuiim structures, have no uses and do not s;o away by themselves. The difference between a benign minor iiiui cancer lies in the behavior of the tiny cells w ,ich make up tht 1 tumor. In a benign tumor E h o cells multiply slowly or not at all and are not carried to o:her parts of (he body. In a canrerou^ lumor the cells have peculiar and characteristic features involving rather rapid division and multiplication of cells, a tendency to spread into surrounding tissues and to be carried to other parts of the body When a piece of tumor tissue ;s removed (biopsy*, stained and examined under the microscope-, it is possible lo tell whether i' Is "benign" or malignant. Q—My nose is rather lotiR. Could I have It corrected by a plastic surgeon?—C.B. A—I ani inclined to feel that the works ol nature in this respect should be left alone. If you wish, you could, of, consult a good lastic surgeon and get his opinion. bitul lohotomy which has been recommended for a friend with mental disease. Would this be likely to change Ills personality? —Sirs. A. A—This operation involves ihr insertion of nn Instrument into A part of (he brain. In go^d hands it is quick and simple to perform. It, has been used on many occasions with varying doc,roes of success so far as mental .symptoms are concerned but is not per formed unless there arc good rea- t sons for 1oing so. One would ex- i pe.ct it would cause some changes i in the personality. ! Q—flly child, iiffe 2, has a skin | condition which the doe tor calls ! frpniiiiinma a nun ta re. It seems to i be going 1 away now but I should like to know more about it. —Mrs. W. A—This skin disorder consists 1 of n nodule ur ring of nodules in the akin. It is believed thnt in : some cases it is related to tuber- i L-ulosis of the skin and in others ! not. Trent men t, with various oint- ! ments, the application of X-rays [ or radium, or perhaps other meth- i ods, is usually successful. I Q—I rend an article In a maga- i zlne several months ago which ccn- ! tained a lonp story describing 1 as a deadly loison. What j do, you think of this?—Mrs. I*. A—I have no* seen the article to which you refer, but I feel reasonably certain that if bread was a "deadly" poison we would have all been dead long: ago. ONE of the Towns leading citizens had to go out to dinner after n day of frantically dictating letters. Asked to say the blessing, he did a good and ended it, "Very truly yours."—Dallas Morning News. THE COMING spring days with vuirm .skies and dear sidewalks mean good things for the roller • JACOBY ON BRIDGE The End Play Is Worth Knowing By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Service The end play is usually regarded ns a weapon to be used by the declarer, but it is possible for the defenders ',o execute one. In today's hand, for example, the de- 2* Pasi NORTH (D) 20 483 V AK 106 • K 10962 483 EAST 4QJ42 VJ3 * A 5 A A 10 6 5 2 SOUTH * K 1098 West Pass Pass WEST * A1 5 V9752 »Q43 + Q9-I • J87 AKJ7 Both sides vul. North Eut South Pass 1 4 Pasi 2 i\.T. Pass Opening lead—V 2 damaged clothes, knees and armsl —Portsmouth (Va.) Star. SEVERAL Congressmen have announced they personally have plenty of dough, but would like for their colleagues to have rais:s. Tired of always picking up the luncheon checks, eh?—Florida Times-Union POME In Which Is Uttered A Warninc About The Use of Moth- Eaten Humor; tenders managed to trap the dum- j i my in an end play. j ! Before we look at the phiz of! the hand, let's enjoy a quiet sneer' at the bidding. North shouldn't I have opened the bidding with such ' a weak hand. South might well hnve passed two diamonds istead ! of bidding two no-trump. The com- j blnntton got the partnership too I h'sh. • West opened the deuce of hearts, ] and East put up the Jack to force ; out South'. 4 ; queen. Declarer mi- i mediately led the jack of diamonds I j for a finesse, and East won with I > ace. j I Since there was clearly no lu-| Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) -r- Un- Covering Hollywood :Grave Kelly's Oscar victory -asn't even a race. A little bird told me the number of votes she received — and it was a. Landslide. The Witnet: A Chinese restaurant In San Francisco, reports Tom Tully. has fun with its fortune telling rice cakes. One at every table always reads: "Hell), I'm being: held prisoner by the Peiping Noodle Co." Barbara Lawrence' and Johnny Murphy agreed to give their marriage another try ... It was a flare-up of hepatitis that caused Gail Russell to check into a sanitarium for treatment. Although she's up and about now, she may be there for several months. Bob Hope's considering a film biography of the late bandleader, Ben Bernie, for his next movie. Jack Webb's Joe Friday haircut becomes a 1927 butch trim for his second big-screen movie, "Pete Kelly's Blues," in which he plays a band leader of the Roaring Twenties. Now it's Fred- MacMurray and June Haver ar a hubby and wife recording team. Fred says they'll record a couple of ballads after he completes "There's Always Tomorrow." The guitar accompaniment will be by Fred . Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis are eyeing that big dough In Australia and may make the trip . . . Lena Home's latest recording "I Love to Love" is too naughty for the CBS radio and TV network. It's been part of her night club act for three years. Not in the Script: Director George Marshall's explanation for four seminude paintings, instead of the usual one, behind a saloon bar in "The Second Greatest Sex." "With wide screen we want to entertain each sectio:. of the theater Impartially." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: A doll living in Chicago read that ture in hearts, East shifted to a low club. South had to guess whether to play the king or jack and came up with the wrong answer by finessing the jack.. West won with the queen of clubs and returned the nine, whereupon East took the club ace. It was clear that South had the king of clubs and that he would take another, diamond finesse if he were allowed to win his club trick. East therefore switched to the queen of spades. South covered with the king of spades, and West took the ace. When West returned a spade to East's jacK, dummy had only red cards left. East therefore led his remaining heart to dummy, and there was no way for South to get out of the dummy for a second diamond finesse. Dummy had to give up a second diamond trick, and this trlclc defeated the contract. Q — The bidding has Been: North Ewt South West 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass 3 Hearts Pass ? You, South, hold: What do you do? A — Bid four no-trump. You use th« BUckwood Convention to find out whether to bid six or seven spado eventually. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding has been: North East South Watt 1 Spade Pass 2 Clubs Pass 2 Diamonds Pass ? You South, hold: What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Warner Bros, will (Urn "Rebel Without A Cause," a story of modern rebellious youth. She sent a letter to Director Nick Ray asking for a role in the film. And to prove she was well-qualified for the picture she enclosed a photostatic copy of her record in a girl's reformatory! U-I will launch Piper Laurie aa a top Decca recording star within a year's time. She sounds like Dinah Shore in the studio's "Ain't Misbehavin' " and is being coached four hours t day by Jack Scott. Anne Baxter and Charlton Heston get top billing over some other very Important s, t a r » (Yvonne de Carlo and Edward G. Robinson, for Instance) in "Th« Ten Commandments." So far, th« others aren't squawking. . . Shelley Winters doesn't do the mambo in "Mambo" but Warner Bros .ar» correcting the oversight. She doea a torrid version of "he dance In "Jagged Edge." Judy Garland .it's laid, received over 1000 telegrams of consolation the day after the Academy Awards. Casting of Zsa Zsa Gahor in a telefilm series titled "Just Plain Folks" gave Marie Wilson a new gag for her night-club act. She tells it: "I'll never forget seeing my first movie. It was all about cops, robbers, dope addicts and killers. Tht title was 'Just Plain Folks.' " Hollywood Seen-ery: Mltzl Oay- nor's "Anything Goes" dancing costume. Everything went except a handful of sequins on a strapless piece of red silk into which she'i apparently been sew n for the occasion. Best description; A «trait-Jacket In sequins. Short Takes: Howard Hughes finally won a Production Code Seal of approval for "The French Line" and "Son of Sinbad." Llli St. Cyr's disrobing scenes in the latter wound up on the cutting room floor . . , Dan Duryea will costar with Cornel Wilde and Jean Wallace in "Storm Fear." Donna Reed, a last year Oscar winner, mixed a telefilm series, "The Lady and the Senator." Just doesn't want to work that hard. 75 Y»*rs Ago In If the census enumerator has not yet filled out your census report please call the Chamber of Commerce or the Courier News and your name will be turned over to the census enumerator. The deadline is May first. Big Lake, always watched with anxious eyes when there Is continued rainfall, is rising but there is no immediate danger of flood at this time, according to drainage engineers of District 17. With almost three inches of rain since Wednesday Blytheville bids fair to make up on it's previous below normal rainfall for the year. Nine members of the Prosperity Club met yesterday afternoon at the home of Mrs. Z. B. Saliba. A SMALL GIRL was studying a fashion magazine. "Mummy," she said seriously, "why do they make pictures of ladies who are not quite ready?" — Mattoon (111.) Journal- Gazette. TIMES certainly have changed. Why at a little family party la,st night, the women talked politics while the men got off in a corner and exchanged recipes.—-High Point (N. GJ Enterprise. Musical Matters Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS I Group of musicians 5 Instrumental score 9 Violin's partner 12 Wings 13 Operatic solo 14 Era 15 Forgiveness 17 Golf mound 18 Chewing equipment 19 Pompous 21 Where they sing about Whiffenpoofs 23 Observe 24 Pouch 27 Posture 29 Jason's ship 32 E.lts away 34 Disordered 36 Surrender 37 Mean 38 Enervates 39 Places 41 Donkey 42 Month (ab.) 44 Bewildered 46 Those who don't bid 49 Come in 53 Consumed 54 Tenacious 56 Correlative of neither 57 Says (Scot.) 58 Notion 59 Measure of type {pi.} 60 Makes mistakes 61 Remit DOWN 1 Baronet (no.) 2 Toward the sheltered side 3 Sons title 4 Divine being 5 Dance step 6 Gets up 1 Tamult 8 Egyptian city 0 English resort 10 Molding 11 Noxious plant Hi Forms 20 Smallest 22 Misplaces 24 Indian weights 25 Region ;M A AR IT E v o su ^E U H a R t- R A S l_ R, E W E A C? 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