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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 26, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 26, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TRt COURIER HEWS CO. H. W UAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINE8, Editor, AnisUnt PublUhw PAUL D. HUMAN Advcrtlsln* Minxer Sol* National Advertising Representatives: . Wallace Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u i«ond clan matter at the poct- ofllc* tt Blytheville. Arkaiuai. under act ol Con- tnet, October », 1911 Member of Th» Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the cltj ol Bls-theville or anj luburban town where carrier iervic* li maintained, 25c per week By mail, within a radius of SO mllea, 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, 11.25 for three monthi; by mail outside 50 mile lone. $12.50 per rear payable In advance. Meditations For In the time of trouble he lhall hide me In hb pavilion: In the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he thill aet me up upon a rock.— Paslmi 27:5. * * * Ood shall be mu hope, My Star, my guide and lantern to my feet—Shakespeare. Barbs The income tax finally got through another birthday, but without many happy returns. * f * Only when you try to ttll It doei what yon don't know hurt you. * * * "Keep off the Grass 1 signs soon will be telling us which parks belong to the public. * * * Well bet that on Mine morning! after tome rolfen with It had been M hard to find a htfh- ball H a folf ball. * * * Being too blunt*with your friends h« a tend- •ency to make them think you're dull. Warren Closed the Door When Chief Justice Earl Warren was named to the Supreme Court in 1953, he said he was putting politics behind him. Apparently, the political speculators didn't believe him, so recently he had to say it again. This time he used language that should be convincing even to the most skeptical. He said the decision to forget politics is final and irrevocable and he will not . change it "under any circumstances or conditions." The announcement was typical of the honesty and candor with which Warren has met his public responsibilities at all stages of his political and judicial career. It reflects his understanding of the high dignity of the Supreme Court. Too often in recent decades the court hns been regarded as a stepping stone to presidential ambitions, or a haven of security for politicians weary of the chaae. Warren clearly is determined to restore the court to its rightful plane of prestige. By closing the door on politics, he asserts forcefully a fact that has tended to become obscured: that a position on the Supreme Court, and especially the chief justiceship, is a lifetime career to be prized greatly and pursued with dedication. Ironically, in serving so well the authority and detachment of the high court, Warren proves once more how admirable are his qualifications for any great public office, including the presidency. For the courage and forthrightness he exhibits are all too rare in public men. In his case, as he thoroughly demonstrated during three terms as an overwhelmingly popular governor of California, lie combined these traits with exceptional political mastery and executive competence. Many political observers could be found who would declare flatly that Warren could be elected President and would unquestionably rate high in that office. There was only one trouble in the years before he moved to the court: he could not be nominated by the Republican Party he represented. Warren's very forthrightness in declaring and acting upon his relatively progressive philosophy of government made him unacceptable to the wing of the GOP which distrusts change. No plainer evidence than his political history could be asked in support of the oft-heard argument that the best qualified men do not always find the road to the White House open. But ill that it behind Warren now. He mad* his choice, and he has the character to stand by it. The Rcpbulican lost i* th« country's gain. Calculated Risk To some outsiders it might appear Prime Minister Eden had done the foolish thing -when he called for a new British general election on May 26, less than two months from the date when he succeeded Sir Winston Churchill. By this act he risks his new power, while otherwise he could continue in office until October, 1956, since British law permits the winning party at the last election (1951) to serve a full five years. In fact, Eden and his Conservative Party have shrewdly calculated the prospects and concluded that in an election held now the odds would so strongly favor them that it would be more foolish to wait than to act at this moment. The Labor Pary, long torn with factional dissension, is particularly ill-equipped to meet the electorate this spring. Signs indicate that the Conservatives are infusing their ranks with new blood and promising leadership material, but the Laborites still are depending on the same weary men who bore the load of government from 1945 to 1951. The Conservatives for four years have given the country vigorous management. Labor can point to little but tattered slogans that seerns hardly to fit the decade of the 1950's. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Nation Turns to Trees Every time a tree !• sent crashing earthward one cannot help but become possessed with feeling that man ha* ended mighty abruptly some thing which Nature took a long time to construct. And many citizens have stood aghast at the wanton chopping of many trees In order to make way for municipal power lines, etc. However, the destruction of trees Is off-set to a certain extent by the announcement from the U. 8. Department of Agriculture that a new all- time high record has just been achieved In the mutter of tree planting. In fact, the teaerai H^L-III^ hn« figure* to prove Itfl point. According to the announcement, approximately 811 million trees were planted In the United States between July 1, 1D63 nnd June 30, 1954—more than fit any previous time in the nation's history. The announcement further shows that a total of 811,060 acres were planted during fiscal year 1954, representing a 13 per cent Increase over the Inst record year, 1953. Ol the tolnl planted. 681,338 acres were In private ownership; 73,017 were by .the federal government, and 50,711 by the states and non-federal public agencies. It is interesting to note In the report that the greatest proportion of forest and shnlterbelt tree planting during the year was devoted to slash pine In the Soutli, Both Georgia and Florida broke the tree planting record In 105-1, sowing over 1100,000 acres each. Other stntes—nnd unfortunately North Corollna was not nmong them—were Louisiana,, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Michigan, New York and Alabama. Aside from the use of trees for pulpwood, there are enough other reasons for planting them, not to mention their beauty as shade nnd their usefulness in preventing eroslo imnrt dus storms.— Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. Full Circle Union-Management relations seem to have about completed the full circle when the U.S. Chamber of commerce can take R union to task for refusing to bargain with the union representing its own employes.. In Portland, Ore., employes of the Teamsters Union, all otfice workers, joined the American Federation of Labor's Office Employes' International and asked their bosses for a contract. Collective bargaining didn't proceed very smoothly with the bosses of the Teamsters Union, old hands at the game. The case finally got to the National Labor Relations Board and an NLBR examiner accused the union, in Ite role of employer, of violating the Taft-Hartley law by refusing to bargain with its employes. Clucked the U. S. Chamber or Commerce; "The Teamsters Union did not follow the Chamber policy which reads: 'The right of employes to organize and bargain collectively should be upheld whenever such action is the rsult of their own free choice."—Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY We are happy Sir Wiston will remain among us, he will remain the dominating personality of this chamber (Parliament).—Sir. Anthony Eden. I believe if they (Chinese Reds* reflll» an attack on Formosa will mean war with the U. S. I think they will hesitate a long time before taking such a step.—Walter Robertson, assistant secretary of state. * * # From the day of his inauguration, the new pre- ftidcnt offered up his personal prayers, though prayers In cabinet sessions, and in many other ways, (his new reverence has been felt. -Rep. Craig Hosmer (R., CaU. on President Eisenhower. * * * It seem* to me that to our repair the board breach in our ranks should b* our first priority, for the supreme aim of the Pel ping-Moscow axis is to drive a wftdffp between America and her Irlendj and ftUie«.-Adi*J itcvenaoa. Every Contribution Another Weapon Peter Edson'i Washington Column — Survey Surprise: Red Threat Does Not Faze Most Citizens By PETER EDSO NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Much to theii surprise, two high- sowered national survey outfits have discovered that the American people aren't very worried about the threat of communism on the one hand, or the loss of ,heir civil liberties to reactionary 'orces fighting communism, on the other hand. Less than 1 per cent of the people interviewed In these twin public opinion polls said they were worried about communism. Less than one half of 1 per cent said they were worried about los- g their civil liberties. Only 8 per cent of people interviewed said they were concerned about the international situation or war. When the Interviewers followed this up with (i lending question like: "What do you think about world affairs — arc you concerned about them?" — 20 per cunt said they guessed they were, but that's all. These somewhat astonishing results were based on (1500 Interviews made by 500 Gallup and University of Chicago investigators all over the country Inst May, June and July. The Army - McCarthy hearings were Koing on In Washington at tills time. Most Americans -sat magnetized in front of their television sets. It would be natural to expect that people would bo more concerned about communism and civil liberties then than at any other time in their lives. But they weren't. The survey was made for the Fund for the Republic, a Ford Foundation - endowed research group. Its head was originally Clifford P. Case, now Republican senator from New Jersey. Present head is Robert M. Hutchins, former president of Chicago University and Ford Foundation. The results of the survey will be published in book form this month under the title of, "Communism, Conformity and Civil Liberties." The, text was written by Dr. Samuel A. Stouifer, professor of sociology at Harvard. The purpose of this survey wns simply to learn the truth about American attitudes on these controversial subjects. The fund's directors feared that American freedoms were being endangered by a wave of reaction that was near to fascism. But it wanted to get the facts now that it nas them is the facts now that it has hem is he next question, One point of view is that since less than 1 per cent of the American people are concerned about communism and civil liberties, there's nothing io bother about. The other point ol view is that since the American people are so little worried about these things, there is need of a groat educational campaign to awaken them to the dangers of the international .sit ua I !OH and loss o f freedom. But what is perhaps even more the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. So far as I know (litre have been no astonishing new developments regard ins the origin or treatment of that uncomfortable known as shingles or lierprs zoster. Nevertheless correspondence indicates (hat this disorder Is by no means nice and deserves renewed discussion from time to time. Herpes is probably caused by a virus nnd has been expenmeninlly transferred from person to person. Also the disease has a viraiiiie relation to chicken pox which is n knmui virus disease. It has been noted, for example, that small epidemics of herpes may occur at the same time as chicken pox. Also there are reasons for believing lhat once (n a while a person can develop chicken pnx from contact \vilh ,s\ jvuienl \vKh shingles and the other way around. There Is, however, as yet no vaccine against shingles. Herpes is shown by a painful. acute inflammation of the skin accompanied by c h a r n c t e r- istlc blisters. It involves only that aart of the skin which is reached by certain nerves. It occurs on jne side of the body only and is pn rtf cula rly frequent a round Ihe :hest, just over and parallel to Ihe ribs, and on the forehead, face ind lower back and abdomen. The blisters (which appear several days after the pain starts* DCgin to open and dry up in n tew lays and finally disappear alto;ether. In the young and middle-aged his usually ends the matter, but n older people severe neuralgic jains often last for months. In ilrierly people shingles may be a ong - lasting affair, causing a •eat deal of suffering, taxing tiio Ulencc if the victim, and pre- intmg a truly difficult problem, Herpes often develops with or imedlately after aruto infections! Ike pneumonia .or meningitis; it can com* la epidemics, or with-; out: nny cause which can be identified. Many kinds of treatment have been used for shingles with greater or lesser degrees of success. External treatment involves the use of soothing preparations X-ray treatments have value in fome. When herpes appears on the forehead, it can move down into ihe eye and this can be a most serious and painful condition. The liiitibiotics tor some of them) may turn out to be of real value in IrcalniiMit — especially if given early in the course of the disease. Oilier methods have their advocates but In the majority recovery occurs anyway, regardless of treatment. In loner-las ting: nerve pain fol- | lowing shingles, nerve injection or f .surgery may have to be tried i Except for those who have ncu- 1 ralgla after an acute attack the I disease is irjore uncomfortable I than serious. interesting than this Is the discovery by the opinion surveyors of what the American people really are worried about. What the Fund for the Republic's opinion survey found as a kind of by-product it never intended to discover is human nature. People are most interested in the things that touch them personally. They are concerned over the prospect of war primarily by whether n. son, a husband or a father or brother will have to be drafted. There is one chapter in "Communism, Conformity and Civil Liberties" which reports on the subjects the American people were most worried about last summer. Forty-three per cent of all the people interviewed volunteered the information that they were most worried about personal business or family economic problems. Twenty - four par cent were worried about health. Here, in condensed form, are typical answers: "How to make a living; for my family. . . . The weather and my crops. . . . Security. . . . The mortgage. . . , The baby. , . . Paying "bills. . . . My job. ... My health ... I worry about my pension . . , I've been laid off three .months. . . . My marriage. . . . My children's future." If this is a correct gauge, there is a lot more political mileage in social security, employment insurance, pension plans, health plans, housing and such things than in the much discussed internationa situation. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE First Glances /ire Often Very Wrong By OSWALD JACOB\ Written for N'EA Service You might think, nt first glance, that five diamonds is i better contract than five clubs. You'd be wrong, however, since the game n diamonds is beaten quickly by a club, opening lead and a club ruff. If West dares lead a low spade at that stage, East gets the lead AFTER a scrap with her older brother, a 5-year-ftid on the north oi town informed hci dad that it had to stop. "Nobody will want to innrry me.' she said. "I'll be so beat up." — Dallas Morning News. An honor student is one who hinks when he doesn't have to._ NORTH (D) 26 A 106 ¥A5 • A K 10 8 5 2 A 10 7 3 WEST EAST 4 A K J 9 7 5 4 Q 8 4 2 V 9 6 4 2 V Q 8 3 * 43 • 97 44 4A986 SOUTH 43 VKJ107 *QJ6 4KQ.J52 North-South vul. Ewt South West 24 24 3 V Pass 5 4 Pass North 1 » Pass 44 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lend—4 K for another club, and the contract is set two tricks. "What of it?" you may well ask "Five clubs can't be made, either. ' The fact remains thai five clubs was actually made against very line players. West opened the king of spades and continued tlie suit, South ruff- ing the second round. Declarer led the king of ciubs and continued with the queen of clubs. East refused both tricks, very wisely, and South had to abandon trumps. If South led another Irlimp. East would (ake the club ace nnd lead another spade./ That would knock Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA SUff Correspondet HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: Mario Lanza, who lost $100,000 at La,s Vegas on one pass (out), will star in "Serenade" at Warner Bros, "even if it takes a year and he has to use an oxygen tent for a dressing room." That's the word from a high studio executive who told me: "Look, he's the hottest box office attraction in the country. Advertising 'Serenade' with the line, 'Lanza Sings — At Last' is worth a fortune." There's an ironic note now to someone's crack when he first heard that Lanza, who made his TV debut last fall mouthing the words to old record:, would sing at Vegas. "I didn't know," he quipped, "that Las Vegas booked those record acts." Only this time Lanza didn't even send a record. The Witnet: A -nagazine cartoon shows a scowling dolU hiding behind a "This Is Your Life" curtain as the TV announcer says, ". . . and now, George Pembrook here is the wife you haven't seen in 18 years." The wife is armed with a cocked revolver. Lori Nelson's surprise valentine to costar Jack Palance after working with him in "The Jagged Edge": "People actually warned me about him. But he's the nicest actor I've ever worked with." No hard feelings dept.: Kirk Douglas not only visited his ex- wife, Diana In New York the other day, but posed for photographs with her. d Now that It's wrapped up and being edited, it can be told that there was more screaming and ranting off-stage than in front of the cameras In U-I's remake of "The Spoilers." Such personality clashes. Greta Peck has her fingers crossed about "The Purple Plain" being a financial hit. Part of her out South's last trump, and the contract would then be se ( . at least two tricks. Seeing this danger, South led the jack of diamonds to dummy's ace and continued with the king of diamonds. He next led a low diamond from the dummy, for all the world us though he were about to ruff. East fell, hook line and sinker. He could have defeated the contract by ruffing, but he discarded a heart instead. South won with Ihe queen of diamonds and led to dummy's ace of hearts in order to lead another diamond. Now East was out of luck. If he discarded, South would likewise discard and continue with more diamonds. If East ruffed low. South would overruff and develop the hearts. If East ruffed high- South could get back to dummy later on with the ten of clubs. Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Spade Pass 2 Clubs Pass 2 Diamonds Pass ? You. South, hold: 4632 *63 4K52 * A K J 6 5 What do you do? A—Bid two spades. The thahccs are that the partnership can make a jume in spades, but you have already shown strength by bidding* two clubs, and thert Is no need io bid more than two spades with this limited hand. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered- You, South, hold: *C 3 V632 4K52 * A K J 6 i What do you do? divorce settlement from Greg calli for her to share in the film'r profits. Not in the Script: Someone who knew Eva Gabor at Paramount in thicker today than it was then". This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Mamie van Doren visited U-I on t day off wearing a flimsy playsuit. The studio censor saw her and later told the studio wardrobe department: "Don't be ridiculous", repUed "Mamie can't wear that." the wardrobe dept. "That isn't * costume for a mov's. It's Mamie'* own playsuit." Pals say that when Joe Kirkwood, Jr's divorce from Cathy Downs is final, May (The Caine Mutiny) Wynn will become Mrs. Kirkwood U. . . . Fox will releasa the Robert Rossen version of "Alexander the Great," starring Richard Burton. A trade for junking its own edition that was being planned by Frank Ross. . . . Re- divorce for British star Patricia Roc, seen frequently in British movies on TV. She's the wife of cameraman Andre Thomas. Dorothy Dandridge's name Is beginning to appear on the fan magt}- aine poll lists. Something new for Dorothy, who's never even had ft story about herself in the fan books. "The Big Shock" is & murder thriller but when asked about tha plot one of its stars, Mari Blanchard, deadpans: "It's the story of a husband receiving the bills for his wife.'i charge accounts." Short Takes: Republic studio 1* considering dropping nil theatrical production for telefilms . . . U. 8. censors nixed all the French-designed poster art for "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes," starring Jane Russell. The Paris artists left nothing to your imagination. Sam Goldwyn is reissuing three of his big hits, "Wuthering Heights," "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty," and "The Real Glory." At one time Sam was interested in leasing the films to TV, but decided he could pan mor« gold with them in theaters. 75 Y*mn Ago In 0fyt/i*ri//« B. G. West and Louis Applebaum left yesterday for New Orleans to attend a meeting of the American Cotton Shippers Association. Sixty guests called at the 1 home of Mrs. A. Conway yesterday afternoon when Chapters D. and N. of PEO Sisterhood entertained with their annual Cottey College tea. Cottey College is owned by the PEO Sisterhood and is located at Nevada, Mo. Churchill Buck Is expected to return this afternoon from Washington, D. C., where he has been for more than a week. Mrs. Buck visited her daughter, Mrs. Max Woeten, in Memphis while he wa» away . The Rev. Ira C. Cole of Highland Heights Baptist Church, Memphis, is conducting revival services here at First Baptist Church this week, The Rev. Alfred Carpenter Is th« pastor. Mr. and Mrs. Renk Wettencamp and Mr. and Mrs. James Terry left today for New Orleans, where they will spend the remainder of the week. Mr. Wettencamp will attend the meetings of the American Cotton Shippers Association. THE FLORIDA Education Association calls for federal , aid to schools without federal control. In other words, no federal aid. — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Actress Answer to Previous Punf* 21 Nostrils 2-) Bone 29 Row 30 Crafts 1 Actress, Shelley 8 She in motion pictures 13 Small spares 14 Iroquoian Indians 15 Legal point 16 Evergreen 17 Large spoon 18 Pigpen 20 Low hat:nl 22 Governor of Algiers 23 GodcJr-ss ol the 26 Cnrrnine dawn 25 Mineral rock 27 Collapses 30 Peer Gynt's motiier 31 Bind 34 Seed covering 35 Ransoms 37 Concur 40 Exclamation 41 Female sheep 42 Foollikc part 43 Form 44 River (Sp.) 45 Mountain pass 46 Hawaiian wreath 48 Correlative of neither 50 Sweet potato 53 Musical composition 55 Anatomical duct 57 English river 59 Tennyson's sMIor hero GO Dinner courses f>2 Sleeping noise 63 Takes illy N|E P G ACROSS DOWN 1 Armed conflict 2 Angers 3 Bird's home 4 Preposition 5 Sprite 6 Incursions' 7 Withered 8 Selection (ab.) 9 Barter 31 Tissue 4G Desolate 10 Assistant 32 Mohammedan 47 Within (comb. 11 Depend priest form) 12 Compass point 33 Essential being-jo Above 19 Shouts 36 Ahead of time 51 Arabian gulf 38 Roof finial 52 Encounter 39 Gaseous 53 Short-napped element fabric 27 Countenance 43 Foreign office 54 Individual 28 In a line (ab.) 57 Streets (ab.) 4-! 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