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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 29, 1951
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PAGE FOUR (ARK.) COURIER NEW? SATURDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1951 tIBS BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HAHRT A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICK60N, Editor PATH D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager «- ' ——— Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUanta. Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the post- office »t Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Con- trew, October 9. IS 17. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the cily or Blytheville or any Mburban town where carrier service ts main* tained, 75o per week. Br mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per year, >2,50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mull outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable tn advance. Meditations For thl« child I prayed; anrt Ihe lord hath « my jcii'.lon which I asked of him.—I BajRK) 1:21. * * * They never sought In vain that sought the Lord aright.—Burns. Barbs College bred is sometimes just a four-year loac. * * « According fx> an etiquette book, some things ^«t aren't done In restaurants. We know about ateak—whaf are the other tilings? * * * Three volunteer firemen In an Indiana town answered an alarm in their pajamas. And hose to match? . * * * Yo» can count on your fingers the friends JOB can really count on. * * » The best wisecrack of all the year Is any old •mite from ear to ear. Consideration for Others Is Nearly a Lost Art A man rushing for a bus caromed off an old woman and sent her spinning to the pavement. He never turned around to see what h,e had done. Exhibiting ancient gallantly, a young fellow in a subway train arose to give his seat to a woman with a baby in her arms. Before she could take it, another .jnan, raced over and plr/pped down. .;. A sturdy chap with football should•n barged into a car against the tide of passengers getting off. When a woman complained, he shouted: "If you •want to get off, I'll help you." Whereupon he shoved her violently out of the door. There are only slightly extreme examples of life today in the hurly-burly of American cities. It's fair to ask: "What has happened to our consideration of the other fellow?" Sad to relate, it's not too much in evidence. As we miil about in stores and offices, on bus and street car, in restaurants, at theaters and the ball park, we seem to be forgetting to think beyond ourselves. It really shouldn't be necessary to have a Courtesy Week. The Considerate attitude is basic to our morality. We mean to dignify human beings in our society. But what goes on these days makes it pretty hard for a fellow to remember what a privileged individual he is supposed to be, especially in the big cities, where population gains have-brought painful overcrowding. The premium goes to the man schooled in elbow-jabbing and expert footwork. If his tactics are good, he gets a seat in the car, he gets waited on in the overflowing store, he gets that ticket to a show or a ball game. He may not have been first, but he got what he came for. The bruising contacts between scurrying humans in today's cities are producing a people with callouses on their souls as well as their elbows. Modern living is brutalizing them. ' The competition for space — often • just space to walk—is driving men to acts of primitive behavior which they themselves barely realize. We have moved perilously close to a herd existence. You can't explain it all by overcrowding. London is the most crowded place in the world, but ask any traveler and he'll tell you the Londoner is * considerate individual who keeps his \ v _ tlbows down and his temper likewise. S. Are we Americans teaching consideration with the same earnestness we once did? There seems good reason to doubt it. The job of being courteous and poliU k harder to bring off now than ever before, yot we almost surely are not drilling home the habit the way wa used to in simpler times. One considerate man cannot stem the tide. We'd all bolter take stock of ourselves and our families. If enough of us do, moving about in public may once more become an agreeable experience instead of an ordeal. Lewis Speaks Up for Steel John \t. Lewis, who hasn't been heard from in a long time, says the steel union is entitled to a raise and he'll help the workers get it. He doesn't say what he'll do. Even though there wasn't any of the old bombast in his comments, it was nice to hear his voice again. When too many months psiss without word from John, you begin to get the idea that maybe an era is ending. Nothing Lewis does is without purpose. Coal contracts expire March 31. No doubt he'd like a raise for his miners, and if Ihe steel workers have one by then, it'll be easier for him. Besides, since he's given their cause a boost, maybe they can be counted on to say a few kind words in behalf of the Benevolent Order of United Mine Workers. Views of Others Emphasis on Defense In the course ot the $8.5 billion foreign military ami economic aid bills passed through the House, the proposed economic assistance was cut nbout 40 per cent while the projected military help was reduced less than 5 per cent. Unless the Senate restores some- of the Items, the whole authorisation for nil help everywhere will be nbont $7.5 billion, of which about one-Iifth will be economic assistance. The fight In the House centered on the non- nnilUary help. Republicans were never able to obtain any substantial Democratic assistance to reduce the military authorizations, but the cuts inflicted on the economic assistance were effected by bipartisan action In the committee and on the House floor. Tho revolt ngalnst the general extension of economic assistance to foreign countries has been on the rise for two main reasons; The recovery evident nearly everywhere, and the Increasing difficulty Congress finds In Tftls- ing money to keep up with the government's large expenditures. Indications are that the economic aid plan might have suffered more drastic cuts, except for the showing that the money would help various nations to revive industry necessary to the buildup of their defenses. Rearmament Is placing on Western European countries a strain they could not on.sily stand without spme economic encouragement from this side. Congressional leaders understood, of course, that the $5 billion voted for military aid to Europe will pay for only part of the equipment required -for the now- growing armies of the Atlantic pact countries, The present strategy places less emphasis on stalling the spread of communism by allocating money to provide more consumer goods for the people of threntened countries. The test for assistance Is the energy being put into building up defenses, —NEW ORLEANS TIMES-PICAYUNE Why Russia Balks Again Russia snys to the United States, "You destroy your atomic bombs and then trust us lo destroy our atomic bombs." But the Soviet system can't stand the idea of an inspection force allowed to go anywhere and everywhere In Russia and have a look at industry. Have you ever thought why inspection Is such a painful prospect to Russia? Surely it Is because no such inspection service could bo effective without discovering 20,000,000 wretches In slave camps, the 200.0CO.OOO Russians who are short of the ordinary comforts of lite such as the people of this country, for example, expect to have even In hard times. More dangerous to Russia than the threat of the bomb Is the? danger of letting Russians learn how much better things are outside of the Soviet empire. And. of course, when the outside world pierces the curtain of lies, the whole case for Communism collapses, —DALLAS MORNINQ NEWS SO THEY SAY Out of the Some Jug Peter Cdson's Wosh/ngton Column— More than Wages Is Involved In Present Steel Negotiations WASHINGTON. (NEA1 — Steel: wage negotiations tn Washington, which failed under Federal Mediation Director Cyrus S. Ching, who tossed the mess to President Truman, involved fnr more than getting the steelworkers another five to seven cents an hour, Government officials dealing with wage stabilization questions seem ready to Peter Edson concede that the steelworkers may have something coming to them on the cost-of-living score nlone. If this were the only thing at stage, ihe -whole business could probably he wound up without a strike on Dec. 31. ClO-St«elworker President Philip Murray now holds 'this strike threat over the head of the steel industry and tlie entire defense production effort. What seems to be In the background here is a desire to set a brand new wage formula. ins calculated it takes to keep an| average city family of four. \ The present average annual wage ; In steel Is $3723, calculated at $1.T3 an hour. Iron and Steel Institute says the average hourly rate In September was $1.97. This figures to S78 a week or $4056 a year. Murray Plays on WSB Weakness Phil Murray Is playing a shrewd game in his new demands. Me is apparently relying somewhat on a manifest weakness in the Wage Stabilization Board. In the past year, the WSB has shown a wil 1 ingness to approve wage increases over and above its freeze formula, if the fringe increases can be given a proper label. A five to s even cen ts an hour raise might well fall within the WSB's present formula n Mowing raises of 10 (to 13) per cent to meet cast of living increases since October 1950. Beyond that the steelworkers seem to hope that WSB will top its incentive pay allowance in the Jones nnd Laughlin case last November. Another few cents mights be approved for an annual productivity her increase In price. The ne 1 Economic Stabilizer, Roger Lowe •*utnam. says he won't allow fur her steel price Increases to cove wage increase*. However Price Director Mike D Salle Is dickering with the stei ndustry on prices. This is apparent not only In the • increase now enjoyed by General steelworkers' demands for a total' Motors employes, increase of something like 16 cents i Perhaps a few pennies more for an hour. It Ls also apparent in the fringe demands. These include a gnat anteed annual wage and other benefits. As a side issue, the CIO-Tcxtile Workers' hoad f Emil Rieve, talks about the need for a $1,25 minimum wage. The present minimum under the Fair Labor Standards act is 75 cents. What the steelvvorkers are after is something like an industry average of $1,05 an hour. This would give an annual wage of $4076 for 2080 hours of work n year. This wh at Bu rea u of Labor Sta t is tics guaranteed annual wage allowances nnd other pennies for severance pay, week-end premiums and other fringe allowances. They would al add up to a healthy Increase, Without doubt, any steel wars Increase beyond a cost-of-Uving allowance would add to present Inflationary pressures, regardless o what labels might be pinned on the fringes to Justify them. This is the basis for Defense 'Mo bilizer C. E. Wilson's opposition to excessive boosts at this time. Steel industry management say Steers Vie and Union's View once over 'lightly- By A. A. When LJn. Tobey, an acetic New Englander who did a hHch on he Kefauver Crime Committee, get* hit New Hampshire dander up, he doesn't mess around, with halt-way ideas. And he Is exceedingly put iut with the wrist-tapping penalties being Imposed on those federal c*. Icials caught on the wrong side of the fence. The other extreme, he flggers, Is ikely to jar a little honesty into some wayward minds even if it Is an honesty born of fear. Sen. Tobey has onie out in favor of reviving the whipping post, and attaching there- The DOCTOR SAYS Bjf EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NBA Service Whether inorlng has ever been he actual cause of divorce Is any- wdy's guess, but snoring Ls often a terrible annoyance to the non- snoring marital partner. Q—My wife snores so much I can't sleep—M.C. A—Many wives have complained of their husbands In the same way! The scientific explanations for •morini or unusual noises accompanying breathing while asleep >re well known. They Include partial obstruction of the breathing passages by M- treme rtlaxatjon of the muscles controlling the vocal cords, and falling backward of the tongue. Others Include relaxation of ihe muscles controlling the back parl of the throat (the palate), presence of mucous in the nasal passages and relaxation of the muscin In ihe roof of the mouth. What can be done about snoring IE another matter. Cleaning: the nasal passages just before going to sleep may help, and In general snoring li less likely when a person sleeps on either side or on the stom- ache rather than the back. If any reader knows of a rellabli method of curing this condition yours truly would certainly like to know of It. • • • Q—Just before we are due for a shower or it gets damp outside, my legs start ti ache, so I can hardl; stand it. What could cause this condition? — w. D. B. A—Many people with variou forms of rheumatism and sonv without mention the same thing. I The industry claims eacl cent-an-hour In wage increases roosts lUs costs $20 million a year. The steelworkers: claim the figure should be $6 million. Philip Murray claims further that .he induslry'could afford to pay up 20 cents an hour more in wages without destroying its profits. Which the industry, of course, disputes. Iron nnd Steel Institute maintains that while the cost of living has men n per cent since 1947, wages have gone up 28 per cent. And so the arguments fly back and forth. U. a. Steel President Benjamin B. Fairless, In a speech last November, declared that the industry's difference.? with labor could not be worked out by collective bargaining this time, but would have to be settled in Washington. This was because of government stabilization policies. At any rate, the dispute is now in Truman's hands. He'll probably turn it over to the WSB and ask Murray to hold off the threatened strike. The government's extreme action in response to a strike would be an injunction against the union, under the Tan Hartley act. Whether President Truman would go that far. In the face of his pasl efforts to have the act repealed, i; problematical. :t all might depend on how tough he feels when he j is apparently related to the barom h one- ; c pressure, but just 1 it can't raise wages without a fur- wages up on New Year's morning. IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKTN'E JOHNSON N'EA Stuff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—INEA>— Lnugn- | Hit Parade son?s ol not too long Education is orgnnic to lite, and not Just posted on lite like a shin plaster.—Rev. Matthew M. Warren, of Ail Sain'*' Episcopal Church, Atlanta, Oa. * * * In spife of oil the promise of gtUrfed missiles, we must remain skeptical untU they . . . have been proven In quantity ... by the troop units. —Archibald S. Alexander, Army undersecretary. * * * Nobody has hccn more misrepresented (than George Bernard Shawl. I think we should have another society to save Shaw Irom his friends. —Lady Astor. + * * Any war is a crime today (but) this specific kind of warfare (radiological) would bp relatively humane, ... By warning an enemy In time, R nation having R sufficient stock of radioactive hotopes . . . might force Its enemy to slop the war without firing one gun.—Dr. Hans Thtrrlng, Austrian physicist. time. U.S.A.: Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.. lold this story to Bctte Davis Rnd Gary Merrill while they were co-starring tn his new film. "Another Man's Poison." During World Wnr FT. Fairbanks was commanding a small naval craft in the Adriatic and running supplies to General Tito, who was then engaged in liberating Yugoslavia from the Nazis. 'Vorri eventually reached Fairbanks that Tito wanted to express his thanks in person, so the actor and eight fclion'-officcrs went aboard the partisan chief's own vessel nnd stood stiffly at attention as bctlls men who are about to receive a military award. The ceremony was formal and each man, as he shook hands with rito. was given a metallic objec!. Back on their own craft. Fairbanks and his officers examined their awards. Each one had been given a can of Yugoslavian anchovies. + • * Blonde Peggy Castle tells about Ihe lime she was under contract to Uf and wanted the role of a Mexican plrl in the Audie Murphy picture, "The Cimmaron Kid." Peggy arranged to be photographed in a black wig and sent the prints to Ihe producer. A week passed and she telephoned Ihe producer's secretary to ?.?k it Ihe picture had helped. "Yes. tndeedy." said the secretary. "My boss sent them out to al] She agents in Hollywood with a note saying he was searching for an actress who looks exactly you!" HAS .\ MfSlCAL LUNCH ago. was featured first in the movie. 'The Uninvited." It was written by Victor Young, who had a hard ime getting it into the picture over lie objections of Charles Brackctt, the Paramount producer. Brarkett thoupht the song was awful but finally approved its use .n the film, savins: "If that song is a hit I'll eat the record." Seven months later Brackett spotted Young In Lucey's Restaurant, walked up to him and said: "I ju.5t bought two records and I'm having (hem for lunch." » * * Lisa Ferraday witnessed a rehearsal ot Milton Bcrle's TV show in New York and turning to disc jockey Kal Ross, asked why the comedian was knocking himself out. Millon feels insecure." Ross Sec EDSOX on Pate 9 suit without fearing that peopli will talk about you behind, your back. The hand shown today illus trates a successful switch that wn. based on sound reasoning. I'm afraid most players would mis the correct play because It goe a little against the grain. West opened the Jack of spades dummy played low, and East won with the king. East knew that hi partner had led the top of « se quence. so South obviously hat he tiucen of spades. This mean hat spades could not be estab ished quickly, and only fast tricy could possibly defeat the contrac • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Rules Are Flexible So Play Accordingly By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service 'There are only twn sound reasons for failing to return partner's" ran the rule of old-fashioned bririge players. "The first reason is that you have no card in the suit 'o relurn; the second Is sudden death." We're not ,'o rigid about mles In mortem bridge. You return your partner's suit more often than not. — ~-•- j~" partners sun more oiten man not. I "Stella bv Starlight," one of the but you may twitch to a different NORTH <W» 4 A71 V AK WEST 4 J 10 98 Z VB743 * A4 •AST *K« V985J • 52 SOUIH 4Q54 » J983 + J95 North-Sow* ««L East SooCk 1 » Pass 1 N.T. Pass 2N.T. Pass JN.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening l«d—* I East therefore shifted to clubby leading a low club up to dum my's king. He knew that th would defeat the contract if We, could get in and could lead a sec ond round of clubs. It was a! clear that the contract was ' beatable if West could not get at an early stage. As it happened, South had knosfc out tb* au at diamond* : how it work! the human body and why somi ve this sensation and others nol still something of a mystery. • * * Q— Ts It true that the use of sac arln a.s a substitute for' sugar is rmful due to its derivation froi al tar? I have been using sac .rln for two years. My friend arn me it should only be used o escription. — H. C. G. A—There have been extensiv udies of this question which hav d to the answer that sacchari reasonable quantities even whe nlinued for a long period of tlm H produce no harm whatever I e human body. • • * Q—Does colon trouble uause o remote growth of cataracts? --MRS. D. A—There is no reason to bellei lat there U any connection wha 1 'er between these two conditions. • • • Q—You said that we have on 01 kins the germ called the staphy coccus, but this does not ofte reax through our defenses. What ant to know is what happen hen it does? — K. P. A—Most comm&nly, pimple* an av« any play at all for nine trlckj Vest returned a club after takin U ace of diamonds, and that w end of South's chances f ame. any wrongdoers found ourid the halls of government. * * * ^*B TO A FEW MORE squeamish oltt- W ns: this may appear somewhat astic and perhaps not «ven in eping with our high cultural level dishonesty. They will argue tliafc len the malfactorg are dealing in Ink dusters and resort hotel room* id aerial travel that we have a high pe of scoundrel on our hands. Making the. punishment fit th» rime, then, may seem to involve roblems of revising current type* official retribution for si™ against ciety. 6en. Tobey, however, think* tat merely permitting the trans- •essor to submit his resignation la [sufficient penalty. And so it is. It would not be necessary for ui i adopt the senator's recommenda- on as such and limit the penalties, all manner of crimes against he taxpayer, there are a number of unlshments to fit. The whipping ost, I'm sure, was merely the first hin K that popped into the senator'i nind. A ROUND OF lashes with a cat nine tails applied to a miscreant ttached to the whipping post could onceivably convert a number of un-of-the-mlll sinners. For lesser rimes, such as a weekend as th» uest of a would-be government con- act bidder, the offender might net A nother weekend on Capitol Hill In • "lory. For him who bandied his Influenc* bout at cost to the taxpayer, 'there ould be the Iron Maiden, a charm- ng device, in which the enclosed arty has the company of several ozen sharp iron spikes. Pitting pun- shment for him who helped a con- tituent or client sell the RFC a bill f goods would be the "boot." a foot- ear whicl) is made to fit less loose- y by the addition of molten lead. Acceptance of bribes ranging from ome freezers to hams of varying oundage could provide the basis or a sliding scale of penalties rang- ng from a thorough soaking in a ucking pond, preferably during a ncwslorm. to hanging by the thumb* or a couple of months or so.. • • • SOME OF THE choicer penaltiei ould be held in abeyance for mis- ruided tax collectors and Justice Jepartment hirelings who permit he. former to operate successfully. For'these I would recommend a ses- ion on the wheel or the rack. The Chinese, a clever people, have 'ound lighted bamboo strips inserted under the fingernails to be an effective method of converting the wrongdoer. They also have provided 4 us with the Chinese water torture, which can be as maddening: as sitting through a filibuster. None of these possibilities should be overlooked. The ways of Instilling belated honesty in the seemingly endless procession of federal malfactors ar« many. And most are entirely commensurate with the'crime. Unfortunately, we would only be cutting off the rats' tails one' at a time. We need to burn the nest. 75 Years Ago In Blythevilt*— Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Burk, formerly of here and now of Chicago, are visiting relatives here. Members of the city high school football team and the girlj and boys home from school for th« holidays will be guests of hcnor at a • dance to be given by Mies** Mary Eunice Layson and Helen Tindal Friday night at the Woman's club. • - A Harvey Tanner has returned to JB Flint, Mich., after spending Chris*. ™ mas with hli mother, Mr*. Jo« Tanner. 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