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Blytheville, Arkansas
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JAOE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLTJE (ATlK.) COURIER NKVTJf WEDNESDAY, JANUARY • BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER KEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAOT. D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ok Nation*! Advertising Representatives: WtUtee Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Allan**, Memphis. Entered at second class matter at the po«t- oMoe »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con, October 8, 1817. Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or »ny suburban town where carrier service u maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per war, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 (or three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 115.60 per year payable in advance. th« GOP convention. Those who sadly tell themselves this performance can't be matched have per- hap« come to feel that the congressional talkathons of 1950 and 1951 are standard operating procedure. But it is still possible to pass a lot of vital laws in six months and quietly go home, provided the lawmakers do what they were elected to do. In the decisive year 1952, the citizen may be forgiven for yearning to see at least this much of the good old days. Meditations Also day by day, from the first day unt « the Ust day, he read in the book of the law ol God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eishth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.—Nehemlah 8:18, « » « I have read it through many times; \ now make a practice of going through it once a year.. It is a'book of nil others for lawyers, as well as divines; and I pity the man who cannot find In It a rich supply of thought an* rule for conduct. —Daniel Webster. Barbs A three-alarm fire in a Canandalgua, N. Y., sauerkraut factory resulted In a complete loss— eoeting somebody a lot of cabbage. * * • K yon *Tt not Opportnnlty—*»'t knock! * « • A doctor says too many people eat too much meat. Are you one ol the little, pigs that, went to market? » • * Well be* the Jump tn the price of Uq»or to keeptaf a lot of people from |*ltlnf * head. * * * K'» the folk who pay as they go who are mc*t Hfcely to be asked to stay. Technological Tragedy As we push eagerly along the path of technical progress, it's inevitable that once in a while we get tangled up in a pesky briar patch. Who'd ever think the modem wonder of rayon would some day give us inflammable sweaters? Whether the manufacturers ever had a notion of the incendiary peril in this product we don't know. Most likely not. All they knew was they were turning out a modestly priced garment of brushed rayon. Luckily no fatalities have occurred thus far, and authorities are moving swiftly to plug legal loopholes to prevent widespread harm. One, manufacturer already has wisely ceased making the dangerous sweaters. You can see the epitaph an unfortunate victim would earn if the worst did happen: "Here lies William Gregory, aged 18, fatally burned in a brushed-rayon fire, Jan. 10, 1952." Undoubtedly it would be recorded as a tragedy of the times. BlyHi«vill« Or. James C. Guerre/, City's 'Man of the Year/ *uts Emphasis on Visual Education System By CLAUDE t. SPARKS (Courier New« Staff Writer) Meet Blytheville's "Man of 1951," Dr. James C. Guard. Dr. Guard, honored last week by he Junior Chamber of Commerce. s a 34-year-old optometrist and ather of two children whose list of civic activities and accomplishment* stretch Into a list long enough t» earn him the title of "Man o! the Year." One of Dr. Guard's primary Interests is In visual education or the theory of teaching people to see in order to Improve their reading. "Seeing i» a learned skill," Dr. Guard says, "and the use of visual education frequently helps a child In saving poor or falling eyesight." Dr. Guard attended the university of Arkansas and Northern Illinois College of Optorr.etry at Chicago and also did graduate work at Ohio State University. He received an O. D. degree from Northern Illinois. While at Ohio State. Dr. Guard studied with Dr. Sam Renshaw, who arranged the aircraft Identification system used by the Navy during World War II and the Army In the war's latter stages. This Is a method of identifying aircraft by watching plane silhouettes on a screen at speeds ranging up to 100th ol a second. He was born in Equality. 111.. May 21, 1911 and has lived in Blytheville since 1923. starting to Blytheville rade schools that year. His hobbles are goll anrt movie holography. One year, he won the aycee golf tournament here and ist year won the first flight ol Litle Rock's Invitational Tournament. He photographed the National Coton picking Contest in color for four ears and took movies to the Na- ional Junior Chamber ol Commerce once over lightly- BT »- A- Fr«iri*«ia Mathematics !i t topfc I m»k« no pretense e<f undewiandln*, «<» wen the simplest form of m»ttiem»tic«J life 1* sufficient to unravel my nervou* system. Attempting to tote up the little figure* In my «*>**» boot leave* me bewitched, bothered, bewildered and out of balance. * It follows that effort* to comprs- lh«nd the aero-splattered figure* nvolved In our tovemment'j oper-.x» ( tions defeat me from the outset. I>V Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN r. JORDN, M. D. "When I was a boy about 13 years old." writes P. W. D., "two of my young friends became vie iims of St. Vitus Dance. Both were cured, and men today. are healthy business ...Dr. Jamet News Photo)... C. Guard, .seeing is a learned skill... (Courier Views of Others Help Wanted: Mora! Leaders Convention at Colorado Springs. Colo., in 1949. A charter member of the Blytheville Junior Chamber ol Commerce, Dr. Guard also has served on the joard of directors for [our years. His business office presently is located in Guard's Je'.velry Store on Main Street, owned by his father, although both plan to move to a new building at the corner of Fifth and Main to open an opto- metric clinic in the near future. He is associated with his father. Dr. James L. Guard, as an optometrist. His father has been an opto- metrist since 1910. In 1843, Dr. Guard was married to Miss Tat« Rowan of Okolona, Miss. The couple have two girls, Molly. 5. and Melinda, 2. Dr. Guard's accomplishments listed by the Jaycecs in presenting the aMard Include: Members of the American Legion jn the "King Cotton open" goll :ournament committee, assistani Sunday School teacher at the First Methodist Church, member of the church's • board ol stewards, cochairman of the church's building See GUARD on Page 14 Peter £dson's Washington Column — Probe of 'Mysterious' Grunewald May Help Shush Teitelbaum Case If Congress Buckles Down, It Can Quit for Conventions A good many congressional pessimists! are predicting that Congress cannot possibly adjourn its present session by July 7, date of the Republican convention in Chicago. It is hard to imagine a gloomier forecast in an election year, *nd we can only hope it is inaccurate. . A look at the calendar gives an inkling what is in store for us if Congress ehould tarry in Washington beyond early July. After the GOP convention there's a brief hiatus and then, starting July 21, the Democratic conclave. That brings things up to the August dog days, with the lawmakers worn from six months of legislating and another of picking presidential nominees. Surely at this moment most of them will •want to rest, if only for a little time. Before they know it September will be upon them. Is that to be the signal for a return to the legislative halls? But who would come? • This is an election year. Some 435 House members and 33 senators must either face the voters afresh, or stand aside to let others run. Except in the solid South and a few scattered uncontested spots across the map, the contenders will have serious opposition. They have to make a fight of it, if they want to stay out of private law practice or the feed business. And September and October are the great campaigning months. No legislator with any kind of competition dares to desert his state for the capital in those critical days. H he. does, it may prove to be his last visit. What it boils down to then, is that Washington in August, September and October could only be peopled by congressmen and senators who have an endless capacity for work and a sure thing at the polls. One may honestly question whether these would he enough to make a quorum. Or whether, if they were, such a quorum would be fairly representative of all sections and all phases of American life. Our sanest statesmen understand the unreality of trying to keep Congress in session past the convention deadline. The product of weary men and women pre-occupied with political fence-mending in their home territory could havctly be sound legislation, except by sheer accident. Four years ago the much-maligned Republican 80th Congress plowed through a huge volume of legislation, much of it of prime significance to American foreign policy, and still managed to adjourn by June 20 in time for Dechard A. Hulcy, president of the United States Chamber ol Commerce, spoke some down- to-earth Americanism In his recent address—and the bell he rang is a tocsin echoing already in the conscience and consciousness of a people finally •wakened to the facts and needs he cited. If we were penning a peroration to his own splendid summary, we would add only that events have been bringing horn to the American people the truth of the drift he indicts—and the Increasing realization Is an augury of public demand which nothing less .than a resurgence of moral leadership will satisfy. At no time in history have thinking citizens been more acutely awnre ol this nee[ i_or more keenly cognizant of shameful practices in a political atmosphere rife Uvth scandal. And with the condor-of honesty. Mr. Hulcy emphasizes the further fact that "he who BUYS government Influence is Just. : as culpable as he who SELLS." Honesty in gbvlJ-firncnt Is a two-way street. It cnn best be assured by a responsible leadership which enforces the moral standards making for honest government and general decency. The Incentive syslem which built America has not abdicated. Its record o( performance still Is the hope ol the world. But, as Mr. Hulcy pointed out, its survival requires defense at home from those whose tinkering with It—or outright hammer blows of Socialistic intent—are clearly designed to change it. The question Is apropos: "Who's eoing to bail out America if we follow Britain down the skldrow of socialism?" —THE NASHVILLE BANNER WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Fed- eralgrand Jury investigation ol mystery-man Henry W. ("the Dutchman") Grunewald and his Washington activities Is looked upon here as a shrewd Department ol Justice move. The effect If not the purpose will be to thwart further disclosures on the Abraham Teitelbaum shakedown charges and Ian - fixing case before California Congressman Cecil R. King's subcommittee. Charles M. Ire- Ian. U.S. attorney Peter Ed son for the District of Columbia, has announced that Grunewald will be first witness when the grand Jury is convened Pcb, 4, Grunewald Is under subpoena to appear before the King Committee Feb. 13. This will be after the committee returns from Iks California gress: hearing;;, now in pro- The King Committee is by no means through with ' the Teitelbaum - Nathan - Master - Kiiohl Grunewald - Caudle - Olipliant et al. case. Since recessing the hear- inzs Just before Christmas, committee counsel Adrian W. DeWind and his staff have been digging Into the records of everyone Involved in the Teitelbaum charges that he was the intended victim ol a tax-fixing me. If all principals In the case called to testily by the Federal grand jury before the King Committee can get at them again, there is considerable fear that their lips may be scaled. Testimony given before a grand jury is secret. Any grand Jury witness called before the King Committee could plead that he could nnt discuss the case while it was still under investigation by the grand Jury, and set away with it. Records of the King Committee's open hearings have been submitted to the Department of Justice as fas! BS they've been completed. Bui closed hearing testimony and the Now I find that someone dear me has what In my opinion is .e same thing. The fingers 01 3th hands are constantly in mo on. like a fist being clenched and nclenched. At meal time she drops er knife or fork; also the drops great many dishes while wash- ig them. "While sitting down one foot or IB other seems to be making some lovement. It seems to be impos ,ble for her to sit still during he •aking hours. She is 42 years old. Mr. D may be congratulated o is powers of observation, but hi iagnosis Is considerably In doub lartly because of the age ol the St.. VittiK Dance, or Sydenhams .horea, is much more common dur- nz youth and there are other disorders of the nerves which would lave seriously considered in i person as old as 42 even though :he description does lit in pretty well with St. Vitus Dance. But to discuss St. Vitus Dance, as Mr. D. askj me to do: In mild chorea the general health Is good, :he muscles twitch only slightly and the speech and mental functions are not disturbed. Children with mild chorea may merely show an abnormal amount jave never seen a billion of waning, even a lousy million (or tta» matter. • • .. • 1 PATIENTLY TRY to decode tin numbers I read about daily. 1 count eroes on my fingers, But all I ever wind up with Is • buzzing in my head and frightened thought* about .he upcoming Ides of March. Consequently, I wu pleased l»s* week when the D.8. chamber of Commerce plowed Into some current statistics and came up with something us mathematically-untutored folks could get hold of. The news was not good, but a man Hkes to comprehend even the 111 that may befall him. Doing a little figuring before the president blew the dust off his new budget Monday, the U.S. C. ol C. arrived at an average tax increass per family of *226 should a proposed $43 billion outlay survive unlac- erated. This coming year we feel the real sting of the last tax markup and while this body is still warm, tfarry has bid for still another (5 billion bleeding of the public. f ASK MYSELF: "Now thei chum, just- where are you going unearth $226 or thereabouts?" T question is rhetorical, but' myself has no snappy reply. It only occurs to me what Harry Truman forecast for us when he played the worn record he laughingly called hl» State of the Union message. It told ill be a year of sacrifice, h« us. The wonderous crimes be- in? committed In the. name of na,« ol fatigue, but emotional disturb-! tional defense require that we suf- ances. such as easy crying and fer a bit, he said. We cannot build mass of supporting evidence whic committee counsel has accumulate have not, been sent to Attorney Gen eral McGrath, nor to District A torney Irelan's office. It is not,the intention ol the Kin Committee to turn over all this m tcrial till its own investigations ar completed. •So the grand Jury will go to work with only part of the evidence in. The lea; that with witnesses blocked from giving further testimony to ,he King Committee, the whole case may be shushed up and possibly whitewashed. ' A New "Third Man" Theme Jo Davidson, American sculptor who died recently in Paris, had a lot of big ideas that never were carried out. One of them, in the early New Deal days, was to build a Ecvemment riam with huge poured-concrete figures of workingmen leaning into the face of the dam. their shoulders and feet braced as though they were holding back the waters. To explain this heroic concept, See EDSON on Page 14 nightmares, are olten present. When the hands are held straight- out In front with the fingers spread, the. Jerky irregular movements of the muscles is characteristic and can be recognized easily by the experienced prysician. In severe chorea the Jerky movements of muscles are worse, and the victim may not even be able to feed or undress himself or herself without assistance,Maniacal Form Is Rare The worst type of chorea is the maniacal foim which is, fortunately, very rare. Here, in addition to the muscular movements, there are severe mental symptoms which may last for vreeks. A family tendency to chorea seems to exist Especially brich' children who belong to nervous families should be kept frnm straining their mental powers tni early and too much. Treatment includes diet and lop.g bed rest, similar to that which is given for ' rheumatic fever. The possibilities of treatment with cor- isone or ACTH are under investigation. 1-17-52 IN HOLLYWOOD B> ERSKTNE JOHNSON N'EA Staff Cnrrcspondent Right and Wrong "I know I was right because I was protecting my young," says an Illinois woman who beat up a school principal because the principal objected to her young daughters wearing blue jeans to school. There is a good deal to be said for any mother who instst-s on the right ol her daughters to wear blue Jeans to school. They are both modest and cheap garments, competition in expensive dress caix do more harm than good in schools. But she was right in this case because her position was sensible and not because "I wns protecting my young." That primtive idea has a wide appeal. A good many parents have a notion Ihat their children are right because they are their children and that they are right when they feel they are protecting their children regardless of what they have done. It is possible lor a parent to be right and altogether wrong, This Illinois mother seems to have been both. —THE RALEIGH NEWS and OBSERVER "Tell me. ngton?" HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclll- | slvely Yours: Columbia apparently doesn't want Rita Hayworth talking to the press away from the studio. She scheduled an Informal talk at her home. Then she wired her regrets that she was cancelling the talk, when Columbia beat her to the punch in announcing her return to the studio after that walkout on her comeback movie. Under the circumstances." Rita wired. "I am frank to tell you there is nothing further that I could talk to you about." Mrantnc. of course, she non't discuss Air Khan «m or off the record Warbler Monica Lewis and William O'Brien, who wrote "Here Conies the Groom." arc thinking about an altar trek. . . . Jane Wyman has a suite reserved for May 2 on the London-bound Quc«n Mary. She Isn't. Either The TV debut of "My Friend Irma" left the audience bug-eyed . >r Marie Wilson's prim, \n-char- ' aclcr wardrobe. Marie's comment', blazing again. "I'm supposed to be flat-headed, hut I didn't Know I was supposed to be Hat-chested." what's new in Wash- SO THEY SAY 1 don't know If they are still making brass cuspidors lor the military, but I wouldn't be surprised.—Walter Reuther, president United Auto Workers. « # * There exists in Washington and In this country a ruthless swarm o! men and women who thrive on being parasites.—Een. Pat McCarran to.. Nev.). + * » No one is going to march to victory om us and our allies—Let's have no misunderstanding about that.—Stlwyn Lloyd, British delesale to the UN. « * ' It has become i cli?"ii<>l lor distribution ol plums and patronasn which completely outclasses the traditional patronage pots—Sen. Alexander WUey (R,, Wis.), on the Alien Property Olflc*. Hollywood's already a-buzz on who'll ^e nominated for 1951's Oscars. It looks like a four-way race for test performance by an actor and actress. Best actor: Kirk Douglas (Detective Story); Frederic March <De, of a Salesman); Marlon Brando lA StrcetCRr Named Desire i; and Arthur Kennedy (Bright Victory), Best actress: Shelley Winters (A Place in the Sun); Jane Wyman iThe Blue Veil); Vivien Leigh (A Streetcar Named Desire i; and {Catherine Hepburn (African Qneenl. Susan Hayward objected to a scene in "This Man Is Mine" in which she cusses out Robert Mitchurn, so RKO deleted it. ... Kathryn Grayson's blushing, but not talking, about the charge of biting Mario Lanza's lip during n kissing scene In "Toast of New Orleans." The story's making the rounds now that the Grayson-Lanza lend is Robert Merrill's return to the Met cost him a singing lead In "The Music Master" at Fox ... It looks rosy lor Sylvia Sidnej to make a movie comeback. 75 Years Ago In B/ythevi/ic how you would play the hand at a contract of six hearts. You get a trump lead, and you draw two rounds of trumps. The opponents follow to both rounds o tri'nips. M you have no further trump drawing to worry about. Th< big question is how to limit the los: in the minor suits to one trick. II you think the diamond finess is going to work, you can run the. spades to discard two clubs from the dummy. This limits the loss In clubs to one trick; and the success of the diamond finesse will then assure the slam. If you think the diamond finesse i? going to fail, you can discard a diamond from the dummy on one of he spades. This prevents loss of a i mond trick, but you will then [ ave to mrike the right club play' o bring home the slam. Should yon guess in this situa- on? If so. how should you guess? Mrs. Sobel decided to have more lan one guess for her contract, he ran the five spades, discarding wo clubs from the dummy. She The Frisco and Cotton Belt railroads have started moving in nun In this county by Drainage District dreds ol empty bcxcars to afford home for the thousands of refugees who were driven out of their homes the break In 17's state line levee northwest oi Blytheville early yesterday. Conlidence that all families made homeless by Mood waters in this section could be taken care of wa expressed by Major James H. new schools^ and such luxuries as hospital construction must be fore- jone, we were told. Of autos there mtist be less; likewise with new homes and the gadgets for same. Okay, so we keep paying rent, wring a few more miles out of the family hack and sew a new seat in. ast year's Sunday serge. We are largely alone In our sacrifices and no miracles ol national progress or thrift are wrought. Last week's Saturday Evening Post editorial page provides us with an example. SEF"s EDITORIAL says the Bonneville Power Administration, which handles the power output- of Bonneville and Grand Coulee dams, extends employment to 3,052 pe^^k- sons to care for a little more tlXEtJP^ 100 customers. To house 1,200. em- |cloyes located in Portland, Ore., i BPA has Invited bids on 200.000 'square test-of office space. Although j the sixice was available In Portland, the HPA has contracted to uild « $3.COO,COO seven-story buildup. A recent news story tells of mili- ary purchases whereby the Medical Corps pays 13 cents and the Signal Corps 37 cents for a dime light bulb; he Navy pays $1 for radio set connectors that cost Uie Signal Corps 25 cents; the services pay from 14 o 50 cents for an eight-cent radio ,ube socket; the Transportation Robert Youug. bruised and aching after a skiing vacation with his youngsters at Sun Valley: 'Just till me Robert (not so) Television may be organized bedlam. but when Spike Jones does a TV show it's organized chaos — on split-second timing. Warming up fnr another All Star Revue show. Spike let me In on the secrets of his TV madness. "Everything is set up bar by bar nd synchronized with the cam- ras." he said. "We use 11 microphones and four cameras. There's n average of 253 camera setups ompared'to the normal 60 for an hour comedy show." Is the pace rough on Spike? "Look." he answered. "I've even earned lo be a high Jumper. On our last show I had to Jump over spinet piano off-stage to make a fnst change. You know something? I cleared the piano, and the ?"<, sHUi-'B In front of It, with a foot to spare." Tills Joke was Inevitable Red Skelton to a couple of mink coated dolls who asked for his pho tograph; •JACOBY ON BRIDGE It's Dangerous To Limit Yourself x Bf OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When the Life Masters Pal Championship Is held in New Yor February 1th and 8th. Helen Sob will defend the title she won la vesr. As the name of the tourn ment indicates, only lite masters the American Contract Brid League are eligible to compete. burn. of the Arkansas National Guard, who has arrived to take charge ol the situation in cooperation with the Red Cross and American Legion. The major ditficulty now facing relief officials Is rescuing of dis- ressed families who are marooned Corps pays $4-35 lor a carpenter's square costing the Army Engineers $1.48. Etc. On the basis of such as this. I cannot work myself into a very sacrificial mood. When It comes to preaching stringency and thrift and sacrifice, it would be t. cut more palatable to the taxpayer if Harry Truman would address his next exhortation to the people In back'^ him and not we who labor for t'«P bloated dollar. NORTH *AQ3 W Q854' »73 *J 109 WEST * 764 V98 » KJ64 AQ363 Sooth I A 3 Y 6* SOUTH (D) 4KJ1092 ¥AKJ7 * AQ 4K7 Both sides vul. "'cs* North JSS Pass 4 t Pass 85 103 1(19352 Eut Pass Pass Pass tn their homes and bringing them here. Several larze motor boats and a, fleet of small boats are busy seeking out water-bound flood victims. Thirst Quenchers Aniwer to Prevtoui Pmzl« Opening lead—V 6 then entered dummy with a trump to lead a club towards her hand East played a low club, and Mrs Sobel put up the king from .herj hand. When this held". tVi« slami was home. East could have beaten the slam| Since this ts'the highest'ranking i by putting up his .ice of clubs. That! "can get. and i would set up the king ol clubs. a tournament player „..,— . . since it usually takes several years! wlnrh would be used to discard the of top-fllehl play to earn the rank- j Instils diamond from dummy. , me. the life masters' pair game is', If West had shown up with the * real dilly lo play In and a Joy lo| ace of clubs, Mrs. Sobc would still will be tn position (o try the diamond One ol Mr' sobers recent hands finesse. Hrnce the slam would be will indicate why she Is such a 1 n«de If East had the nee of clubs, coii5ist»nt winner. Jii«t lo test your, cr if Eist had the king of diamonds, own game cover up t'.ie East-West'Tills was a double chance, much Mrdt of, today's hand and decide better than i single gusss. HORIZONTAL 1 Adam's ale 6 Apple beverage U Woolly' 12 Worships HEpic poem 15 Turn 16 Central 17 Tangle 19 Knight's title 20 American patriot 22 Attempt 23 Simple 24 Greek island 26 Hearts 27 Twitching 28 Fish 29 Used to chill drinks 30 Malt beverage 31 Coast 34 Calcined gypsum 38 Vetch 39 Popular British drink 40 Decoy 41 Eggs 42 Sharp points 44 Harem room 45 Property revenue 47 Sharper 49 Motor 50 Wanderers 51 Sows 52 Asterisks VERTICAL 1 North American deer 2 Of a positive 3 Faucet 4 French summers 5 Lure again 6 Bear 7 Image 8 Speck 9F.xpunger 10 Go to bed 11 Kind of ade 13 Dries 18 Constellation 21 Irony 23 Unassuming 25 Kind of Oriental wine 56 Popular soft drink 28 Siberian squirrels 31 Shop 32 Retreats 33 Kind ol juice 34 Through 35 Blower 38 Senior! 37 Raises 39Storie« 42 Fastener 43 Gaelic person 46 Bind 43 Succulent fruit 1 " 11 •a 23 !\ 31 X 11 «i 13 ii 31 Jl € 1 ** » n * ' ^ 25" W "2 2 n 3^ % % JH *' T '% L& x> M yO H % k '-y/ n % i so '''f' J * 3i m 0 3% ij 3 37

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