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PAGE FOUR m.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1MI THE BLVTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWB CO H, W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDMCKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bol« N«tlon«l Advertising Representatives: W«llace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered «s «econd class matter at the post- office at BlythevllM, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8. 1917. Member o! The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week By moil, within a radius of 50 miles. 85.00 pej year $2 50 for six months, S1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Be It known unto you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ ol Nazareth, whom ye crucified, whom God raised from the dead, even by him doth this man stand here before you whole. — Acts 4:10. Tho' Christ a thousand times in Bethlehem be born, If He's not born in thee. thy soul is still forlorn. — Johannes Scheffler. Barbs The first grasshoppers of summer are like the little kids who have fun wrecking the family lawnroower. « « * Newly married couple don't realize the tljrhl fix they're In until they occupy » modern two- room apartment, * * « When painting your house, be a little more careful with what you splash on yourself. You may have enough for a second coat. * * • Don't let your face bo ovedrawn, girls, If you want it to be your fortune. * * * No woman likes gossips, says the president of «. woman's club. But every woman likes to listen to them. Sen. Toft's Death Leaves Place Difficult to Fill Kobert A. Taft deeply wished to be President. Though he sought that office three times, he never won it. Yet he served his country with far greater devotion and distinction than some of those who did reach the White House. The senator from Ohio was one of the most brilliant men ever to cross the American political stage. The son of President William Howard Taft, he foil he was born to public service, and he filled the role to the hilt. From the first moment he stepped into the United States Senate in 1039, Taft was a commanding figure. He understood the legislative processes thoroughly. He made himself an authority on all major bills. The Senate has never seen a harder worker. A bulging brief case, borne home almost every night, was a symbol of his tireless insistence upon being informed. His colleagues looked to Taft automatically for guidance and leadership. He rose swiftly in party councils and esteem. A year after he entered the Senate he made his first campaign for the presidency. The senator was a genuine conservative in outlook, but all the evidence suggests he was not an extremist, that indeed he had far more flexibility of mind than his critics credited to him. In truth, he was often unpredictable. He gave his agile mind free rein, and lie followed where it took him. The results confounded both friend and foe. Many thought of him as cold, aloof, autocratic. The senator did often show impatience with what he deemed stupidity or ignorance. But his friends maintained he was shy rather than aloof; they found him warm, friendly. Still, the legend grew and persisted that Taft had a chilly, colorless personality. From this it wa? a short step to the argument that he was politically ''unsalable" for presidential purposes. It was a handicap he could never overcome as he encountered successively such competing personalities as Wendell Willkie, Thomas E. Dewey and Dwight D. Eisen, hower. There was bitter irony in this for Taft. Looking the scholar, he actually was a master of political mechanics down to the precinct level. When he gained reelection in Ohio in 1950, he gcneraled R campaign organization probably never matched in America. Vet something — or someone — always thwarted him when lie tried to translate his jieat grasp of affairs into a successful Whltt House bid. Part of the story was the legend of unsalability, so firmly fixed in the minds of many politicians who otherwise admired Taft intensely. The rest is largely guesswork. Some observers blamed his foreign views, which seemed to tend toward isolationism; he denied H. The defeat in the strident battle of 19592 was his most crushing, because he came so close. Many a man thereafter would have given himself up to hitter- ness. But once again, most triumphantly, Taft bewildered the detractors who saw in him too-simple, black-and-white terms. He swallowed his defeat with magnificent grace. He accepted the Senate majority leadership, thereby enrolling as President Eisenhower's chief lieutenant on Capitol Hill. In this post, he fought ably and hard for goals his former opponent desired. He submerged himself and linked his fortunes with his rival'.s When illness suddenly felled him and he had to withdraw from the Senate scene, distinguished men of both parties attested to Taft's high talents as a leader and his impressive fairness in accommodating all points of view. It was clear he could have had a bright record as the President's main advocate in the Senate. His passing cannot be compensated. Neither the Republican Party nor tbe Congress can offer another with the same force and impact upon the lawmaking process. The nation honors him for service gallantly rendered, for a life well spent in the cause of free self-government. Views of Others Arbitrary Retirement Wisely enough, the Parker Pen Company at Janesville. Wisconsin, has junked the rule that required all employes to retire at 65 years of age. Hereafter any employe may continue to work after his 65th birthday if the company agrees. No employe will be compelled to retire when he may be at the very maximum of his efficiency. In many cases this arbitrary retirement rule Is justified. But in some cases It Is utterly foolish. It depends upon the individual worker. Some have completely lost their usefulness when the date set for their retirement arrives, but others may be doing the best work of the:r lives. Why should a worker who is at the penk of his efficiency be discharged and his place given to an inexperienced worker who knows nothing about his Job and needs years of practice in order to become an efficient worker? Two years ago an outstanding college president was retired arbitrarily because the official board has adopted the rule that all Its employes should retire at the age of 65. Thus his state lost the services of a master educator, who was succeeded by an educational novice. But the retired president did not quit work. He moved Into another state and took the chair of English In a more modest college. But the services he Is able lo render in his new position cannot be compared with the services he formerly ren-. dered as the head of a larger institution. Suppose Winston Churchill had been retired arbitrarily on his 65th birthday. Or Lloyd George. Or Clemenceau of France. In the case of every one of these master statesmen the world would have been the loser If retirement had been enforced arbitrarily. — The Dally Oklahoma:!. Be Kind to Tax Payers The U. S. bureau of internal revenue — the people who collect Uncle Sam's billions — is reported to be embarking on a "be-kind-to-tax- pnyers" program. It. sounds pretty good. Its aims are less red tape lor taxpayers, fewer forms to till out, more help fro mfederal revenue men, quicker service on refunds. The maximum revenue with the minimum of harrassment for the taxpayer is the new slogan around the revenue bureau. One of the reasons for Die reform program is the mink coat scandals of two years ago. As taxpayers lost respect for trie revenue bureau, they became somewhat "casual," as the bureau describes it, In reporting thefr taxes. By buttering up the taxpayer and helping him in his difficulties, the revenue bureau hopes to gain favor with the man who pays the bill and also make things easier for the collector. Thece Is but one criticism we can think of oil hand of the program. They hook it into you "just as deep as ever. No matter how jolly the smile of the collector may be, we can't sec that the pain will be less. — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. SO THEY SAY Whrn I am dead, 1 hope it may be .said: His sin.s were scarlet, but his books wore rrad. — The late Hillaire Belloc. * * * We can't afford to operate first-class mall at a rate 20 years behind the cost-of-living Index. — Postmaster General Arthur E. Summcrfield. * * * My head hurtj!. i head noises. — Floyd Mills, nine-year-old boy, deaf thrre years, recovers hearing when ills head struck dashboard of car. + * + It is hiBh time we quit kidding ourselves about enjoymp nny monopoly of the atom. — Gordon Dean, ex-chairman, Atomic Snergy Commission. Rare Volume & * t * * * * < r * ** 1 ? ; ^ Peter Edson's Washington Column — Robertson Is an 'Old China Hand? Church Scores on Fireworks Bill Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: "The Life and Times of a Great Dane," Stephen Lon(?streefs biography of Lauritz Melchior, is due for publication next spring with the novelist and the opera star planning Lo produce a movie version. "Lauritz nas agreeu that It will be done as the Jolson fllmbiog:- raphy was done, with a comparatively unknown actor playing: him and Melrhlor's own voice on the soundtrack," Longstreet revealed at a Mocambo cocktail party honoring producers Rita Allen and Archie Thompson, who will produce "Las Veg-as," a musical he has co-authored with Sam Coslow. The entire filming, says Longstreet, will be done in Europe, "where we can use some great opera voices and utilize $2,000,000 in frozen funds." There's a legal separation paper drattn up by a top Hollywood attorney that will part Zsa Zsa Gabor and George Sanders the minute they slpn it. But Miss Two Z and Sanders, who asked for the document, can't bring themselves to put their pens to paper. Haymes until her mind flashed her & "Why-shoulrt-I-dlvorce-hlm <so can-marry-Rita-Hay worth?" mei sage. Nora's now Informed Dick of the amount of money she wants so he can have his freedom. It's a walloping sum. WASHINGTON — (NEA} — As- i slon of "bootleg" fireworks, . ilstant Secretary of State Walter I The fireworks had bern pur- S. Robertson is about as much of i chased by mailing an advertising an "old China order coupon outside the state. The hand" as there fireworks were then shipped into is to be found Illinois by railway express, nl- around the State though Illinois is one of the 36 De part m e n t r states which have laws controlling under the Re- ; the -sale of fireworks within their publican admin- ! boundaries. istrat Ion. H e J This incident started Mrs. may be about j Church on her crusade to ban such the only one. All I interstate shipments of fireworks, the others have | Insurance and safety organizations been cleaned out : ?ot behind the drive, but it took or assigned to ( three years to get the bill past its duty in other parts of the world, i first hurdle, which is passage by China has been the graveyard the House. The bill now goes to for more American officials ca- i the Senate Judiciary Committee recrs than any other section of the I for consideration. The Senate may Pf.ler EdsoD globe. It has made no difference ! what position any of these officials not act this year, but the heat will be applierl to get action before next ! mav have taken on the China qucs- : July Fourth. j from Gen. Douglas MacAr- i ANTI-LABOR CONGRESS thur at one extreme lo the fate American Federation of Labor's Gen. "Vinegar" Joe Stilwell at the League for Political Education has reputations attacked and come to j started a new weekly, four-pag other extreme, alt have had their | similar publication put out by ^rief in other ways. Except, per- typewritten newsletter to match a haps, Secretary Robertson. | C.I.O. Political Action Committee There is even one rather omi- for a number of years. nous story going around about Secretary Robertson. When he was One comment in the printed folder that accompanied the first A.F. first approached on taking the job ' of L. mailing was this: as Assistant Secretary of State for ' "One hundred million dollars Far Eastern Affairs. Mr. Robert-1 wore .spent in the 1952 elections, son consulted his old friend Gen-; But A.F. of L. members contribut- cral McArthur. whom he admires ted only S25Q.OOO, or one-quarter of greatly. "You've got to take it," i one per cent of the total. No won- General McArthur is reported to ! der an anti-Labor Congress Was have advised him, "even if it elected. breaks you." TO REGULATE FIREWORKS After three 'years of trying, Con- "CHILD SENATOR" During House debate on the fireworks control bill. Rep. George H. gresswoman Marguerite Church of 1 Bender of Ohio congratulated the Evanston, 111,, has succeeded In getting the ouse to pass her bill to prohibit the interstate shipment of fireworks into which have laws regulating their sale. Behind this action is a tragic story. In 1951, Coroner A. L. Brody of Chicago called to Mrs, Church's Judiciary subcommittee under Rep. Kenneth Keating of New York, for its handling of this legislation. Rep. Bender recalled" that 30 years ago, he was the author of the antifireWorks bill passed by the Ohio legislature. Reprc.ser' 'Uve attention the case of three children i Bender does not give his age in who had been killed by an explo- | the Congressional Record, but h the Doctor Says— 87 EDWIN P JORDAN M.D Written for NEA Service Mrs. S. asks for a column on restless and fussy children. "My 4'j-ypnr-old daughter," she says. "has been a more or less fussy child since infancy. Her constant restlessness and not knowing what to do with herself has gone to extremes. Although she is badly spoiled (we are staying where there are tivp - prmvn-ups in the house) I can't believe this is the entire cause. She is never satisfied with doing anything for more than five minutes and she worries about everything and anything constantly. Do you think she will outgrow this?" I should add that Mrs. S. says the doctor has examined nor daughter find found nothing physically wrong. Here, evidently, Is a problem with which many parents are faced to n ^renter or lesser degree. Rome of tne things mentioned by Mrs. S. should be considered normal (or n 4' 2-year-old child, such ns the youngster's beinp; not satisfied to do anything for more thnn five m mut os. Practically all small children are unable to concentrate for lone on one thing, and grownups should not expect them to. In a way this may supply pnrt of the clue to I ho problem since the (act that Mrs. S. consirtrrs lack of concontnition as a fault SUBRPSIS thm perhaps .she Is expecting loo much of her 4-yenr-old. Rut froip I lie information tjiven il dors sound ns thouph this youngster was overly nervous nnd perhaps unhappy- She may hp over- Indulged by Ui« many grownups with whom she comes in contact in the hnuse or she may feel that her parents are neglecting her for other interests. Either of these could make the youngster emotionally upset and "fussy" as the mother calls it. Needs Security A child needs to feel the security which only Vhe parents can supply; 1 but there is a need also for in- j creasing freedom nnd responsibility in a world in which the child 'eventually will have to fare by him- 'self. Discipline is necessary if nervousness in younger—and older— children is to be avoided. Discipline need not he harsh—in fact. it's just ns easy to make a child nervous by excessive harshness ns it is by a Ia,ck,of discipline alto- JKcther. The proper choice of phys- jirnl punishment or other forms of I discipline such as confinement to I the bedroom, is difficult and often I a real test of parenthood. Parents can help most, by watrh- nc the physical nnd mental rip- i volopment of their children nnd : maintaining calm discipline and i good example. Children want affcc- i tion and a show of interest, in their affairs. Too little attention from j the parents, like too much, can 1 lend toward emotional instability. j had behnvior. or just "fussmess" as Mrs, S. calls it- said that at the time this Ohio bill was passed, he was "a child state senator," GRASS ROOTS STUDY Rep. Clifford R. Hope of Kansas, _ Chairman of the House Agriculture '; is planning 10 take his ' 33-man group on a grand tour of | U. S. farm areas during the con! <;ve3sional recess, for fl grass roots {.study of farm problems. Part of j the trip will be made by chartered j bus so the congressmen can make ! frequent stops and talk things over : with small groups of farmers on a 1 man-to-inan basis. Rep. Charles B. Hoeven of Iowa j committee will visit New England ! is arranging the schedule. The i and the Middle Atlantic states in | August, right after adjournment. [Then in October it will start out j from Washington and cover every- i ocean to ocean. Chairman Hope thing .from Canada to Mexico and .says he wants dairy farmers to Icarn about cotton, tobacco farm- 1 mers to learn about grains and ! livestock, and so on. Then next year they'll all come I back nnd write the new administration farm policy. CARRIES BEEF Washington cab drivers of late • have been sounding off on a new i beef, on which they all seem to :a£ree. It is that their business has I fallen off 25 to 3Q per cent since j the Republicans came to town. Ev! cry time a headline .hits the papers about more government workers being laid off, there's a big slump in taxicab business that day. Drivers who specialize on the Pentagon run — and now charge SI.25 and up for what used to be a 90-cent fare—complain that Dej fense Department workers who [ used to share the ride home in a ! cab and split the bill, now prefer i to line up for a bus. They say this is bad because, while the tourists are a taxi man's dessert, the government workers are his bread and | butter. O JACOBY ON BRIDGE Safety Play Rare At Tourney Play By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The national contract bridge championships are in full swing now in St. Louis, and today the Men's Pair Championship and the Women's Pair Championship are Aldo Bay's fuming over his suspension from Columbia for 12 weeks as punishment for telling a Hollywood scribe that the studio didn't give him any expense mone his tour with "Let's Do It Again." Studio calls It "bad faith." But Aldo has empty pockets. MARIO DOWN AGAIN Mario Lanza's pals say that the tenor will be back in the social swim, and seeing people again after he sheds another 20 pounds. When Lanza Is Mr. Dream Bloat, he shuts himself away from everybody. Nora Eddington was all set to cut the ties that bind her to Dick tournament player executing e. safety play. In a total point contest (such as ordinary rubber bridge or a team match) an expert is always on the lookout for a chance to make a safety play since he must try not only for his contract but also for all possible overtricks. When Bill Boot of Miami played the hand shown today he could feel pretty sure that the safety play was called for. As the result showed, he was perfectly right. West opened the five of diamonds, and dummy won with the ace. Root drew two rounds of trumps discovering that west Etlll had the queen of spades. He then led a club towards dummy, and West hopped up with the king of clubs. Bill mentally reviewed West's bidding. West had doubled for a takeout and had raised diamonds to the level of four. Root knew that West had started with three spades to the queen and a rather shabby holding in diamonds (since I East had been able to drop the queen of diamonds as a signal on the first trick.) Obviously West had the ace- queen of hearts, and just as obviously West must have a singleton somewhere in the hand to give him some excuse for this strong bidding. West assumed the singleton had to be in clubs, so Bill Root let West hold the trick with the king of clubs. This made it possible for declarer to develop the club suit without giving the lead to East. South's king of hearts was thus safe from attack. If West led hearts, South would win a trick with the king of hearts. If West failed to lead hearts, declarer could eventually discard a heart on dummy's fifth club. Either way, the contract was safe. WEST NORTH (D) 4 4> J54 V 954 « A4 4, A Q 10 03 EAST V J 1082 • QJ 1096 #J52 SOUTH 4 AK 10 6 32 VAQ76 »K8753 4.8764 Neither side vul. North E»st South West 1 A Pass 1 A Double 2* 3* 4» Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 5 Pass WHY IS IT that people who want i In leave parlies parly and people who don't always pet married in jpnrh oihfr? — Mattoon (111.) Jour- I nal-Qaiett*. j scheduled to end. While I play through the hands of this year's conlest. I recall with pleasure some of the Interoslint? hands of f o r m e r national championship luiirnamonts. Today's hand, for example, was playrd in Inst year's tournament. I remember It clearly because It shows » comparative rarity — a Hollywoodites are gasping over a photo in a French magazine showing Gregory Peck and Martine Cfirol. Steve Crane's estranged movie-queen wife, doing some hand-holding at a Paris nitery. Reason for the shot given to her every morning by a medic on the "Kiss Me Kate" set was that Kathryn Grayson is run down and needed the vitamins to get through each day's arduous dancing and singing. Tony Curtis' 12-year-old brother, Bobby Schwartz, has been gX- tinff stu:Mo offers, but Tuny has put his foot down about a movie career for the lad. Bobby's a younger replica of Tony. Mitzi Gaynor's denying rumors that she's about to take the orange blossom route with Jack Bean, an advertising man, this way: "We're not even officially engaged." IKSIDE REASON Inside reason for Lady Mary Lawford's trip to England Is to try to talk the British government into releasing some of the ; family money that belongs to her and her son. Peter Lawford. For years, tha wfaL o dvar a otebn h sle b nee t'- Lawfords haven't been able to draw more than a small fraction of their frozen fortune. Jane Powell is suddenly and mysteriously out of the cast of "Hit the Deck" and the studio's testing newcomer Ann Crowley, who doesn't have a divorce cast coming up. When the Pentagon permits Reed "Racket Squad" Hadley to tell Pacific earlier this year, It will b« In which he starred in the South about the top-secret military film front page stuff. Right now only TV's Inspector Braddock, President Eisenhower and the military'^ highest brass know the story. 75 Years Ago In BlyiheYille — Miss Mary Jean Afflick and Sara Lou McCutchen are serving as counselors-in-training. assisting in dancing and riding, respectively at Lake Lure Camp,, Lake Lure, N. C. Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Wise and daughter, Miss Patricia, and son, Lloyd, Jr., have returned from Kansas City, Mo., where they spent last week. Miss Mildred Lou Hubbard has returned. home from Brownsville. Tenn.. where she spent the past week visiting. Doc Smithers returned from the medical convention with • lot of new disease tiames he'i i trying out on patients who haven't been happy with common ailments. Screen Actor Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Screen actor, Richard 5 He blue eyes 8 He has pictures to his credit 12 Range 13 Individual 14 Cry of Bacchanals 15 His first screen was successfiil 16 Narrow inlet 17 Caterpillar hair 18 Book of the Bible 20 Loses 22 Assam silkworm 23 Female saint (ab.) 24 Dung beetle 27 Made mistakes 31 Head covering 32 Land parcel 35 Eggs 36 Compass point 37 Before 38 Lubricant 39 Solid 42 Cuddle 45 Feminine appellation •17 Shade tree 48 Rugged crests of mountains 51 Posled 55 Time departed 56 Pedal elicit 58 Citrus fruit 50 Otherwise 61) Sea eagle 61 "Kmnrald Isle" 62 Forest crcatuii 63 Rodent 64 Glut DOWN 1 Tardy 2 Mineral rocks 3 Bird's home 4 Muster 5 Hideous V 6 Blackbird of cuckoo family 7 Lines of junction 8 Disorderly one 9 Class of vertebrates 10 Memorandum 11 Affirmative volts 10 Age 21 Follower 24 Outbuilding 25 Walking stick 26 Solar disk 28 Underground plant part 23 Wicked 30 River valley 33 Correlative of either 34 Crowded dwelling 40 Hunting rtoq 41 Night before 43 Note in Guido's scale 44 Mirthful looks 46 Flower 48 Mimicked •13 Chest rattle 50 Essential being 52 Italian coin 53 Exude 5 J Low 5and hill 57 Openings

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