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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 11, 1953
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FACE FOUR _ BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Tltt COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher CARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PRBDRIOKSON, Editor f AUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager iolt Nitlona) Advertising Representatives: WtlUce Wltnwr Co., New York, ChlcaBo. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Bnwral as second class matter at oMiw at BlythevlUe, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. BT-YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST II, 1901 SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier In the city ol BVytheville or anj suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 250 per week. wv mail within a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per «»r S250 for six months, $1.25 for three months: JTiSoutside 50 mile zone. $1MO per ye.r payable In advance. Meditations My soul Is continually ID my hand: yet do 1 sot forget thy law. - Psalms 119:109. t * * God looks with approval and man turns with gratitude to every one who shows by a cheerful fife that religion is a blessing for this world and the next. - Henry, Van Dkye. Barbs Speaking of good luck, there is only one more Friday the 13th in 1953 to have bad luck. Comes in November. * * » Two teen-age boys robbed an elderly widow ta Ohio of $1T5. When they're caught, food lock to them? * * ' * As a last resort, get into a poker game with your boss. Maybe he'll give you a raise. * * * We wonder how many men spent $50 for a fishlnr outfit to catch 50 cents worth of fish. * * * If you have no faith In yourself, so does nobody else. U.S. Kept World Position By Admitting Refugees Since World War II the United States has admitted hundreds of thousands of political .refugees from Europe, trying to help m the colossal world task of making a new home for these tragic folk who walk the earth homeless and jobless. The uprooting of these peonle is one of the saddest consequences of the war and the rise of the Russian system of Iron Curtain satellites. And inasmuch as the forces which produce this great floating mass of humanity, are still at work, we cannot simply ride on what we have done in the past and say: "There, that's enough." There are an estimated 30 million refugees and escapees throughout the world, almost 10 million in West Germany alone, where they have streamed through one of the few gaps in the Curtain. There and elsewhere about Europe these people have aggravated over-population problems that years ago became a serious matter. Recognizing the continuing aspect of this crisis, President Eisenhower asked Congress to admit another 240,000 refugees above established immigration quotas — over the next two years. Congress finally passed a modified version of this proposal, which calls for admission of 214,000 over three and a half years' time. Only by listing the measure as a "must" for this session and exerting strong pressures through his congressional leaders did Mr. Eisenhower gain even this much of his goal. For the proposal encountered strong- opposition from a coalition of southern Democrats and right-wing, midwestern Republicans. The protest was led by Senator McCarran, Nevada Democrat, who evidently regards any foreigner as a. contaminating influence in the American bloodstream, and would have us all forget that America was built by people of.other lands. McCarran, a specialist in erecting roadblocks, was responsible more than any other man for the scaling down of the refugee total in the approved bill. It is a pity that so much legislative weight is carried by men who, now that their own European ancestors have allowed them to claim America, as their home, wank to make this nation a sort of s exclusive club for the Descendants of Early Immigrants. Fortunately for our own self-respect as a country celebrated as a haven for the downtrodden, these voices did not prevail, though they clamored loud. By * thin margin we maintained our position befora th« world. Neede t d: One Psychoanalyst Pancho Segura, g dark-skinned, bandy-legged Ecuadorian who lias one of the . most puzzling games in professional tennis, has played in exhibitions and tournaments around the globe and never has encountered any vestige of prejudice. He was educated in Florida and his days there passed without incident. JS'ow, suddenly, he has been denied a visa by the government of South Africa, presumably because of his Indian antecedents. Clearly the South African government is bent upon elevating racial prejudice into its supreme way of life' It seems determined to fight its way upstream against the slow tide of progress all the rest of the world is making on this score. We note that the city council of Johannesburg, South Africa, recently decided to send $5600 to a scientist to have the elephant in the city 7,00 psychoanalyzed. The elephant can't stand children. It might be a good idea if somebody voted a few millions to have the South African government psychoanalyzed. Evidently they are allergic to human beings. Views of Others Blame The Women One of the newer wrinkles in organized labor is "leadership training schools" at universities in the easier U. S. Both the CIO and AFL have set up courses for shop stewards, business agents and officers of locals to give them the "Information they noid to he effective leaders." In one school, conducted by the CIO at the University of Connecticut, union students were given basic courses dealing with labor history, collective bargaining, building a strong union, public opinion and political action. There are also "down-to-earth" studies on the "wrong ways and the right ways to run a local union and its business." "Be kind to new -workers" so they'll join the union was one adomition to officers of locals. Another discussion centered around "tough" treatment for new foreman—"until they get softened up." The defection of wives of union members to the Republican party—considered by the CIO the "great debacle"—has been drawing attention at the schools. Five classes at the Conneti- cut U. workshop were devoted to political action. Students were urged to keep plugging away all year long against labor's "enemies" and for Its "friends." "Educate the women so they won't repeat last fall's 'distressing' practice of voting for the 'wrong' man for President," the students were told. A very revealing peep Into the mechanics of running a successful union we'd say. And an interesting view of the CIO's explanation for the election—just blame the women. —Carlsbad Current-Argus State's Rights Theresas something ironic In Gov. Thomas E. Dewey's two trips from New York to Washington in an attempt to convince the Congress he helped elect that his state has an "Inalienable" right to develope electric power at Nlagra Falls. Congress, giving this right instead to five private power companies, has said No. Thus Mr. Dewey's remarks are especially plaintive: "We don't ask any money for this. We don't ask any state money—all we osk Is that you please leave us alone." The Republican Congress at the Instance of the newly potent power lobbies in effect has •vetoed a New York project many decades In the planning. So state's rights means different things In different places. If Governor Dewey had been from Texas, and if he had been talking about oil.— —Ashvllle (N. C.) Citizen SO THEY SAY There is absolutely no reason why the govern- ' mtmt should guarantee the farmer, the businessman or anyone else a profit. — C-ov. Dan Thornton (R., Colo.). * * » No one can fill the shoes of Bob Taft. — Senator Knowland iR., Calif.) succeeds Taft as Majority Leader. * * * If what I did was illegal, why the blood be on my head. — Welborn Mayock, snys he Rave part of his fee for getting clients' taxes lowered lo Democratic Party campaign fund. * * * I have great faith in the clergy of America, be they Protestant, Catholic or Jew. — Sen. Henry Jackson ID., Wash.) who bolted McCarthy committee. * * + Now we begin the second phase of onr task; the search for pence with justice. — Secretary of State Dulles leaves for Korea. * * * We do not know whether It (Korean truce) Is the twilight that precedes the night of destruction or the dawn that precedes the sunrise of peace. — Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D., Tex.). * * * They (the Reds) know what will happen If they violate, it tthe armistlw). If tbi>y choose to resume hostilities, they do so at the risk of their own destruction. — Gen. Mark Clark, UN Supreme Commander In Korti. Sailor Bewor* Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Close- ups and Longshots: There may have been howls of protest when 3 roducer Stanley Kramer cast Van bhnson as Lieutenant Maryk In •The Calne Mutiny" but Kramer 5 insisting that "the role will make /an a bigger star than ever." Watching Van rehearse a scene or the film with the forehead scar ie received in that motorcycle ac- iclent showing prominently—MOM always covered it with make-up —Kramer told me: 'Everyone thought of Kirk Dougas as a wishy-washy character but thought of him as a fighter and put him in 'Champion.' "While Van was getting all that jublicity as a song and dance man n Lns Vegas, I kept remembering his acting in '30 Seconds Over Tok•o.' That's why he's playing .laryk." The combination of the new 3-D and wide-screen movies, it's now relieved, will sound the death :nell for the double feature men- 26. Now if something would only come along to eliminate popcorn! Petef ft/son's Washington Column — Tobey Spotted Political Evolution; New Trick Saves President Time The late Sen. Charles. W. Tobey's habit of Inserting sharp remarks in debate enlivened etodgy senate proceedings for many years. One of the New Hampshire, senator's last gems came out during debate on the nomination of Glenn L. Emmons of New Mexico as com- lissioner of Indian Affairs. Sen. Dennis Peter Edson Chavez (D., N. Mex.) was delivering a tribute to Mr. Emmons's character. "He has only one bad feature," Senator Chavez concluded. "I say this in all kindness to my Republican moved (to New Mexico) he be- Dcmocratic family. When he friends. He came from a southern came a banker and a Republican "That," said Senator Tobey, "Is evolution." Saves President's Time White House aides have devised a new trick to save President Eisenhower's time during his working day. His staff discovered that the President had a habit of getting interested in conversations with most of his visitors. He would forget other more important business. Instead of letting visitors into the President's office, some callers are ushered into n conference room and the President comes in to see them. After the time of an appointment has elapsed—the average is about 15 minutes—an aide tells ihe President he is expected nt his desk immediately. It is always easier to get Ike out of the room :ha nit is to ease his visitors out of the President's office. Rep. John P. Shelley, San Francisco Democrat, has been trying hard to assist one of his constituents who runs a diaper service. The constituent believes tax laws should be changed to allow Income tax deductions for diaper service as a medical expense. "This issue, as I am sure my colleagues In the House will real- ize. Is fraught with complications," said Representative Shelley in speaking on the subject. "There are a great many loose ends which must be pinned down. . .before the situation can be cleaned up." Auto Economy William D. Mitchell, just confirmed head of the new Small Business Administration, formerly headed the Small Defense Plants Administration, which is now defunct. Mr. Mitchell had been allowed 51400 by Congress to buy an official car for his agency. Mr. Mitchell went to Edmund F. Mansure, General Services Administration, to buy a government- specification, stripped-down car. Mr. Mansure persuaded Mr. Mitchell that since he was a representative of small business, he should practice economy, to set a good example. Whereupon Mr. Mansure sold him a used four-door sedan which had Just been turned in as surplus by the Office of Defense Mobilization. The price was S346.95. The extra 51,053.05 has been turned back to the Treasury. Everybody's Inspired During a recent meeting of the United Nations Economic and Social Council, a special session was called by Council resident Eay- mund Scheyven of Belgium to observe the signing of the Korean armistice . "The sacrifice and Idealism of those who took up arms will give us the necessary strength to accomplish the work of peace for which some have died and others have suffered or are still suffering," said President Scheyven. A moment of silence was observed, and then Amazasp A. ru- tinian of the USSR arose and said, "This ideal inspired also the soldiers of the democratic Eepublic of Korea and the Chinese volunteers." Cohn Praised A common contention of the Republicans is that Democrats did nothing to drive Communists and fellow travelers out of government. In fact, some Republicans even go so far as to say Democrats recruited left wingers for govern- ment service. When Sen. Joe McCarthy's youthful investigator Roy Cohn was under attack on the Senate floor, however, the Wisconsin senator came to Cohn's defense with this statement:: 'He served in the Department of Justice" for five years under Democratic attorneys-general and he received the highest plaudits from the department for his -outstanding work in exposing and securing the conviction of Communists." Acheson Portrait Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson's portrait hangs in a far, dark corner of a fith floor corridor at the new State Department Jiiding. fb tsof otet hltt e e otiffl office of Secretary Dulles, in a section of hush-hush conference rooms and offices for his aides. The Acheson portrait, about two feet by three, was painted last year by Gardner ox, a Boston artist commissioned by the government for the job. This follows custom, under which every cabinet officer has his portrait painted and hung in his department. The standard price is around $2500, paid for out of the contingent funds of each department, without special congressional appropriation. Most of the other portraits of recent Secretaries of State hang in private offices. Found in Ball Dr. AH Sastroamidjojo, Indonesian ambassador to the United States, recently returned to Wash, ington alter a trip to his homeland, but he Is going right back again to accept appointment as premir in the new cabinet. On his last trip to his country, Dr. AH visited the island of Bali, the tourist paradise famed for its native dancers. Right in the middle of a festival he came upon Lawrence W. "Chip" Robert, former Democratic political leader In the P.D.R. days. The two men had never met in Washington, but Robert explained he tried to come to Bali once a year. The round trip air fare, by the way, is about $1500. The Broadway musical version if "Seventh Heaven," with Edith 3 iaff and Gregory Ratoff, will be ninus the movie's hit song, "Diina." Victor Young, who's writing he score, couldn't clear the movie ,une for the show. Victor and Peg- ry Lee, by the way, are collabora- ing on a Hollywood Bowl concert n September and he's telling it: "Peggy is two of the greatest vomen I've ever met. She's a ,-oung Mae West on the stage— i great performer. But at home she's a woman." Rathbone In Movies Basil Rathbone answered an SOS .•om Hollywood and leaped from he stage to movie stardom when : he "talkies" were born. Now it's wide-screen films, again requiring experienced emoting, and again Rathbone has made the stage-to- the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NE.A Service are other children in the family, in order to avoid inflicting severe psychological problems on those who are normal. 'We have one normal granddaughter, one who is mongoloid, and are expecting another grandchild," writes Mrs. L. "The parents are 28 years old and appar- ntly healthy, but I am greatly ,'orried. Will you please discuss this?" The birth of a mongoloid child is indeed a shock to the parents, relatives and friends. It occurs without warning and comes to the most normal and healthy parents as readily as to those who are frail or have some physical disorder. What is the basic cause for the birth of a mongoloid Infant Is still unknown, although a few facts have been established. About one child in a thousand will be mongoloid. This means that some 3000 to 5000 mongoloid children are born each year in Ihe. United States, out of the total of more 'than 3,000,000 babies born. Questions like that submitted by Mrs. L. come up constantly. If n mother has borne one mon^oloid child, what arc the chances ot having normal babies? Judging from what is known, the answer Is that she would have 19 chances out of 20 of having a normal child. The chances are not as irood ns for the mother who has not. had a nionuo- loid Infant, but nre not ton bad. Another point that is important Is Ihnt a woman who Heroines pregnant alter the age ol 40 Inn a somewhat Increased chance of having a mongoloid child. She should not worry about this during pregnancy, however, since the older mother is much more likely to have a perfectly normal infant than a mongoloid. There is qo way of improving the mental capacity of mongoloid children and therefore most physicians feel that they should be placed in an institution just as soon as possible. Mongoloid children always appear to be happy and friendly and do not suffer from their condition or from being in an institution. They seem to like music and can imitate quite well, but do not often learn to speak, and when they do, the voice is rough and harsh. Many die while still quite young and few live beyond their teens. Accident nf Sort The birth of a mongoloid child, though a great misfortune, is a sort of accident and does not reflect on the parents, the relatives, the medical care, or the diet. This event should not cause careless gossip among friends or neighbors. It must be faced by the parents and relatives with courage and intelligence. It Is usually considered best, to separate the child from ius mother before sentinicntnl ties of .itfi-riion have been fnr-rd. It semis particularly desirable to do this if there • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Can You Find This I Real Bridge Boner? By OSWALP JACOBY Written for NBA Service One of the troubles with Hard Luck Joe is that his feet are far NORTH 4QJ10 8 V AJ6 « AQ106 11 WEST A A9762 EAST AK54 » 7 4 + 652 South 4 * Pass » S 2 +KJ943 SOUTH (D) A3 VQ1092 » K J 9 8 3 A A Q 10 Both sides vul. West North East 1* 3* Pass 5 » Pass 3 A Pass Opening lend — $ 7 too big for any normal human b? ling. As a result, his feet are al movies leap. Working for a movi» c»m»r« lor the first time in seven yean lo Bob Hope's "Mr. Casanova," Rtth- bone grinned about the role* »• and other New York stage acton played when they wers brought 16 -(ollywood and the new sound movies. "We were hired to hold up little babies who couldn't act. All th« pretty little faces are gone rtbw. 3Ut the real talent is still around." ...ys getting in his own way, his jartner's way or into his own mouth. In today's hand, for example, Joe held the South cards and nanaged to get himself beautlful- y tangled up. There was nothing much to the play. West opene'd a trump, and Joe exhausted trumps in two rounds. He took a successful heart inesse, and took a successful club inesse on the way back. He was hen able to claim twelve tricks, iving up only one spade. North looked daggers at his partner, and Joe looked apologetic. "I don't see how we could • bid that slam," muttered Joe. "After all, we couldn't make the slam unless- both the heart and the club finesse worked." Joe still hasn't seen what crime le had committed. See If you can spot It for yourself before you read on. South's crime occurred in the bidding. There was no need lor him to bid four diamonds. He lad already made an opening bid on a slightly doubtful hand, and there was no need to make a second bid on the same doubtful cards. If South passed instead of bidding, North would have the chance to continue in diamonds If tie chose to .do so. Hence South would lose nothing by this pass. Actually there would ha"e been a great gain. North would not have continued the bidding in diamonds. North would have doubled the ridiculous bid of three spades with speed, delight, and gusto. Almost any reasonable defense would strip West of his eight cords in the side suits. He would still have to lose two trump tricks, and therefore would be set six for a loss of 1700 points! No wonder North was annoyed at Joe. There's an ironic note to Betty Grable's departure from Pox, which means that Mitzi Oaynor may now draw roles originally eg-marked for Mrs. James. Mitzi's first film at the studio was a Grable starrer and Betty went out of her way to help her. Remembers Mitzi: "The picture was 'My Blue Heaven.' The script called for the camera to shoot Betty over my shoulder, but she didn't think it was air. She asked our director to let us play the scene 50-50—with the camera on both of us. 'What other studio would do4hat with some young chick? Anybody else would have had me upside down so that just my feet showed." Phil Silvers uack Phil Silvers is back on movie Stardust alley after two years with ;he Broadway hit, "Top Banana." He just starred in the movie version and now he goes to Warner Brothers as Doris Day's co-star in "Lucky Me." Phil spent a year at MGM and got exactly nowhere but: "I'm not altter about Hollywood. I've just proved to myself that there's a piace for the comedy Hollywood didn't want." It's no secret that Phil's role of a TV comedy star in "Top Banana" was inspired by Milton Berle. Berle's comment after Phil de* scribed the character to him, before the show opened, is still a classic. Explaining the play's character, Phil told Berle: "He's a comedian who has been on stage all his life. He's the type of guy who would give the President of tha United States a push and a dirty look if the President's timing loused up on one of his jokes." Replied Berle: "You know, Phil, I know guys just like that." 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille— Mr. and Mrs. J. Merrill Jontz and sons, Billy and Robert, left today for a visit in Columbia City, Ind.. with relatives. They will return by way of Washington, D. C. Joe Dildy. Mitchell Best, Sylvester Mosley and James Puckett returned yesterday from Alton, Mo., where they spent two days. "Bobo Day" tomorrow will find BlythevlUe paying honor to one of the smartest minor league managers in professional baseball... Hershel Bobo. Aunt Molly Harmsworth says that one advantage ordinary folks have over royalty and movie stars is that they can fall in or out of. love without having newspaper stories printed about it all over the world. Television Actress Answer to Previous Puzil» ACROSS 1 Television actress, McCay 6 She appears on screens 11 Papal cape 112 In company ' 13 She has performed nn many TV 14 Divisions of the calyx 16 Antiquated 17 Western nickname 18 Century (ab.) 19 Goddess of infatuation 20 Goddess of the dawn 21 Cernlsh town (prefix) 22 Torture 25 Billiard shot 27 Egg (comb, form) 28 Scottish cap 29 Legal point 30 Boundary (comb, form) 31 Type of berry 34 Parts of compasses 38 Sheltered side 39 Genus of rodents 40 Compass point 41 Tree fluid t? Decay 1.1 Lariat 15 Eluder 17 Highwayman 18 Assam silkworms 19 Com pound ctbej 50 Cubic meter 51 At that place DOWN 1 Edible tuber 2 Expunger 3 Theatrical anecdotes 4 Merriment 5 Affirmative reply 6 Flower Jars 7 Holm oak 8 Diamond- cutter's cup 9 Makes Into law lOLeercrs 13 Petty quarrel 15 To cut 17 Child 20 Son of Scth (Bib.) 23 Greater quantity 24 Always 25 Female horse 26 Among 28 Pedal digits 31 Otherwise 32 Parts of trees 33 Leave 34 Woody fruit 35 Conductor 36 Complete 37 Chair 39 Kind of signal coda 42 Erect 43 Headstrong 44 Drafted (her.) 46 Expire 47 Wager

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