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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 10, 1952
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RTT Bt,TTHBTH'.T.B .^ COURIER THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HATNE8, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDBICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Uan*e« Sol* Nntto:i»l Advertising Hf|>/es«ntati»M: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Memphl*. Entered as second class matter «t th« post- office at Blythcville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917 Member ot The Associated PreM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city ol Blylheville or anj suburban, town wher« carrier service U maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 uiiiei. 95.00 per year, 42.50 for six months, S1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mill zone. 112.50 per jre»j payable In advance. Meditations And there was a vnlcfc from tile firmament lhal was over their heads, when they Ktood, and had let down Ihrir »injs.—Kifklel 1:25. * * « If 1 make the seven oceans ink, it I make the trees my pen, If I make the eartli my pajwr, the glory of God Cannot, be written—Kabir. Barbs Why ie it, (oik so often stop in the kitchen lor a quick sftmlsvfch on the wa.y to a church supjttr? * * « A docior says the human now Is becoming * harper. Thai ricesn'l rnran you should keep yours to the grindstone, * * * Ltap Year is moving along very nicely now, and no lady should be without *. bundle carrier. (he everlasting ef/orls |<> bring CTer- Ustinff peace, we'll Set June Marriage* will nin a» hlfh as «ver this year. » * * Sweet-smelling spring flowers soon will bt popping through— and b« right up to anulf. Once Oft-Erring 'Voice' Marks Tenth Birthday T5i« Voice of America is now 10 year* old. Its span of life measures the time we have been actively organized on O«T reel awareness of the importance of propaganda in the developing contest for men's minds. Taken over all, the Voice's performance in this first decade must be com- men<ted as a resounding success. It has spread th« atory of America effectively in many countries, buoying the hopes of oppressed peoples, carrying the message of free men. i It has sufficient Imaginativeness in its upper echelons to be continually experimenting with new ideas, new avenues of approach to the foreign peoples we are frying to reach. It consistently endeavors to expand its operations, within the financial limits imposed by an often skeptical Congress. But this does not mean the Voice has done anything like a perfect job. In its growing pains stage, it was guilty of many gross errors, some pretty hard to forgive. A distorted picture of America was sometimes presented. Guidance of the programs occasionally appeared loose and disjointed. The Voice operates, of course, under certain inherent handicaps. As legally constituted, it is an arm of the Slate Department. H cannot present material, or a point of view, which is nl variance with official government policy. It cannot ami does not promote rebellion behind the Iron Curtain. Sources behind the Curtain frequently have complained that this sorely restricts its usefulness. They declare that Kuropeans under the Russian heel want to know more specifically what hope there is for them in America's program, and what they may do to get ready for the day of liberation. They lament further that Voice programs loo oflen stress irrelevant aspects of American life, instead of emphasizing the elements of the democratic way which can have the most meaning and hope for them. And they don't always like the manner the Voice employs in presenting jt s material. So long as the Voice is tied to Ihe State Department, it cannot divorce itself from official policy, nor mix too closely in Kuropean affairs. To a considerable extent, however, this complaint is now being met by the supplementary and vital activities of Hadio Free Europe. Aided by a powerful transmitter in the Munich area, KFE is talking to (lie Iron Curtain peoples in their own terms. Czechs are telling Czechs what the truth is in their own land, urging action against spies and saboteurs (though not revolt), and generally spurring hope. But the Voice apparently will continue to have the responsibility of conveying to Europeans a sane and useful picture of Die Unilo<l Slates. And there is no visible reason why, after 10 years, this cannot be clone with full and clear emphasis upon the features of our living which have most significance for foreign listeners. Iron Curtain dissidents have felt that Voice broadcasters sounded more like actors running through their parts than like sincere partisans of democracy trying to sell the merits of their own system lo others—and keep hopes of freedom alive. We have every right to expect steady progress by the Voice in tailoring its programs more closely to Kuropean and other foreign needs. And the directors and personnel of the voice, in turn, have every right to anticipate from Congress and the people a stout measure of support in reward for a job fundamentally well done. Reducing Divorces A British magazine blames the high divorce rate on the lack of trappings and formality in the modern marriage. fiow, the magazine wants to know, can people have respect for the institution of marriage when they embark on it in sports clothes before a justice oC the peace who reels off the ceremony in a couple of minutes? We'll go along with the magazine. We'll even go farther. Let's require all prospective bridegrooms lo don their soup and fish for the ceremony. That should make them respect things. And the ladies of their choice will deck themselves out in one of those ankle-length affairs of a few years ago. Tins should reduce the number of divorces, if only because it reduces the number of marriages. Views of Others Billion-Dollar Hobby The administration seems to be conceiiUating its pressure for the big time being UIXHI the New Deal hobby of riepj-c.^iofi (luys, the St. Lawrence "seaway" scheme. Shelved repeatedly nnd consistently by Congress despite White HOILSC sip- penis, demands nnd "directives" »ince the i»ftl- nluctecti thlitles, the proposal somehow gets resuscitated and sent- to senate or House committees or both for nnott^i^roiiiKl. This time its "shot in the arm'' consl5ls"in a proposal or threat or something that, if Congress doesn't fall Tor It now, the Canadian government will take Ihe thing over. The present White House ballyhoo emphasizes the need of hasty American commitment, lest our Canadian neighbors finance the "dream boat 1 ' on their own. The cry is (hat Uie project Is necessary to our national defense, among other things. From the defense angle, It hns been testified by one of our own military experts—and the testimony goes, we believe, unchallenged—that this proposed canal, with Us 40 locks, more or less, and its proposed dams and powerhouses, "now lies in the most exposed and vulnerable part or continental United States, with the exception of Alaska," and could not be defended against enemy nlr attack. Regarding the project'.? cost there also are sharp disagreements. The Army engineers' preliminary estimates of the cost to the US range, It appears, from $920 million phis for a 37-foot channel to $2 billion for a 35-foot waterway. A booklet compiled for and published by the Chicago Association of Commerce points out, that these estimates omit the cost of deepening the Great Lakes harbors to accommodate deeper- draft shipping. iu estimators figure the cost, o( improving 10 American harbors' on the lakes at around S2.5 billion more. They point out also that the actual costs of six comparable governmental projects hnve exceeded cost estimates thereof by 106 per cent. What the actual cost of the seaway scheme would be tn these days of inflation and rising labor and material costs can only b« conjectured. With the administration budget now under consuteia- tfou greatly exceeding the estimated 195'j incomes of all the American people living west of the Mississippi, the demand tor another billion—or three or four—to nuance a New UcnJ hobby rejected by successive Congresses despite administration pressure, should be denied now for even better and more compelling reasons these which condemned it before. —New Orleans Times-Picayune SO THEY SAY MONDAY, MARCH 10, 1955 'How Much?' /\ WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Wo- voters nro going Lo have to cle- ide one thing about Georgia Sen. )ick Russell's comihlncy for the Democratic nomination tor Presi- Icnt. This is: Should a bachelor be lectcd President ot the United Stales? Want Easy Money? Try Home Treasure Hunt By HAL BOY1.E NEW VODK (A't —Ixwking for some easy money? "Go f»r a treasure hunt In your own home," advises Hans M. f. Schulman, one of tho world's largest dealers in rare coins. 'eter Cdson's Washington Column — Southern Bachelor Russell Set To Defy Tradition in Camp THUMAN "FIXINGS" COII],I> (IE I'AllT OF BACHELOR'S DEN But when the Washington social climbers think of nl! the trouble the Trumans have gone to. rebuilding the inside of the White House ami getting It redecorated. balding, 55-year- old Richard Brevard Russell never married. Never had time to, he explains. Always I'elcr Edson bccn Bedded to his job. There wits one bachelor President. e was James Buchanan, a Penn- ylvanla Democrat. He was in the White House from 1850 to 1860. just before Lincoln. there's a shudder over the possibility of turning it into a bachelor's den. Still, it's leap year. And as a matter of record, Senator R-.isscll miss- Blue-cycd a n A sall . lrs !cap ve ,, r A cd by only 24 hours the tossing of his wool hat into the political ring on leap year day, Feb. 29. The other S64 Question raised by the Russell announcement is whether a Southerner—a deep southerner, that Is—can be nominated and elected U.S. President in this day and age. The last Southerner who w:is President was Virginia-born Woodrow Wilson. But most people think President nuclianan'.s hostess was i °( him as a Yankee because he had lis sister's daughter. Harriet Lane, ler parents had died when she was a chilli. She fell naturally into the •ole of her uncle's first lady. Senator Russell's mother is still .Ivlng nt the family home near Winder. Ga. Last month she celebrated ier 84th birthday. Senator Dick, icing her first, born, has always been her favorite. In addition to his mother, there is 10 lack of Russell family to n bsen president of Princeton University and governor of New Jersey. Before Wilson, the last Southerner to be Prcsidnt was Gn. Zachary Taylor. Mexican War hero.- Just a little over 100 years ago he was President for 16 months—from .March. I849 to his death from typhus in July. 1850. ('resident Taylor was Virginia- born like six other chief executives Ijefore him. They were John Tyler. love I wi niam Henry' Hai-ison. James .nto the White House \vith Kenato 3ick. He has four sisters and seven brothers—all living, all married, all laving children. A Russell rennion on the White House lawn would look "ike n convention. In Washington tUn-ine thr last „... „ few years. Senator Russell has made | dition of political folklor nis home with one of I Monroe. James Madison. Thomas Jefferson and George Washington. Andrew Jjicfcson was Ijorn in South Carolina, nnri Andrew Johnson and James Polk in North Carolina. But. ever since (he War Between the Stales it has been a fixed tn- e that no is man-ted j Southerner could IK elected Presi- istcrs and her husband, Colonel dent, l.ast summer Senator Russell and Mrs. ,1. K. Stacy. I himself took n dim view of the prospect. Today he says, "My people hold a different view. They don't thin*geographical residence is any hand leap," The Senator admits that hi: own mind has been changed on thl subject. RUSSELL DEFINITELY AGAINST CIVIL RIGHTS I'KOGKAM Senator RUSSP! makes no bone about where he stands on the con troverslal North-South issue num ber one. The Georgian calls Presi dent Truman's civil rights prograir a "civil wrongs" program and "he's ag'in it. 1 That in itself may be enough la ruin his chances for Northern support at Chicago, though most Democrats would agree that on every other score. Senator Russell has all the ability, experience, intelligence and integrity to make a first-class President. Even if be is a bachelor. The Democratic: convention vote at Philadelphia in 1948 was 94TH for Truman, 263 for Russell. Paul V. McNutt got the other half vote. This year at Chicago there will be 1230 votes. Without the two-thirds rule, 616 are necessary for a choice. Therefore the big question at Chicago has now become whether Senator Rusectl and Sen. Estes Ke- fauvcr of Tennessee together can pull enough strength away from President Truman or any handpicked succe.^sir like Gov. Acllal Stevenson of Illinois to prevent the nomination of EI Northern machine candidate. Senator Russell says he thinks F'rcsident Truman isn't going to run. President Truman says he isn't going to ntyke any announcement en the subject before be gets back from his Key West vacation, the end of March. And there you have it. Th« DOCTOR SAYS By EDWIN P. JORDAN*. M. D. Written for NKA Service .Asnin and again, correspondents ask for a discussion of smoking. nine, generally those who are not smokers themselves, expcci such a discussion to point out the evils of he use of this weed. Others, usual- y those who nre smoker;; thetn- elves, would like to be reassured that they nre not harming thcin- iclves unduly. The fncts as now known do not support either of points of few entirely. Tobacco .smoke irritates the delicate mucous linings of the breathing passages. Coated ongue in heavy smokers is the rule. The throiU ant! larynx, or voice >ox, are irritated by heavy smofc- ng and smokers frequently have a slight cough ami hoarseness. It may increase the chances of developing lung cancer. The person who stops heavy smoking suddenly tends to gain weight, merely because he cats more. People with ulcers of- the stomach frequently are advised not to smoke. Smoking increases the acid secretions of the stomach and tends to slow healing of an nicer, accord- tig to some authorities. Excessive smoking interferes with athletic performance. Shortness of breath on exertion after smoking is usual. Athletes in training are not supposed to smoke during the period of their competition. Many smokers complain or cold hands and feet. This is because the nicotine absorbed, some of the small blood vessels to contract and, therefore, to carry less warming blood to these regions. Blood Pressure May Rise In some people the tightening of the blood vessels is so great after smoking that a temporary increase in blood' pressure is produced. Those who have a definite blood vessel disease, such as Buerger's or Raynaud's disease, should be definitely forbidden to smoke. Other people whose blood vessels respond unfavorably to smoking probably should give up the habit, Whether smoking shortens life is highly debatable. One study of this subject came to the conclusion that in men. at least, smokers after the age of 40 have a lower average expectation of life than do noii-smofc- rs. Different people are affected differently by tobacco smoking. Those who show definitely unfavorable effects or have diseases in which tobacco smoking Is pretty well "Some people have valuable col- actions of old coins and paper money and don't know it — money left behind by earlier members of Hie family and kept as souvenirs." Most of this Is worth only its : j; face value, but old coins and t that are rare and in good condif are sky-rocketing. That is becafl& 'V the number of American numismatists — as coin collectors call themselves — has jumped from 25,000 to about 50,000 in recent years. "Paper money today is heavily coltected because old coins are get- liug scarcer/' said Schulrnaji. "Old U. S. bills are m particular demand. Those dated ircm 18ii2 up to 1679 are worth at least double their tace falue, even in poor condition, and often much more." Around 1875 the mint pulled a boner and let get into circulation more than ICO bills printed S53 on tiie front ami 5100 on tne bi;ck. "There are probably a nuinoer of theie lost or bidden away in atucs or other places," said Schulmnn. "And they are worth today more than $l,OwO apie:e." Confederate money also is enjoying a mild boom, bin, it stiii is considerably mere anemic than the standard Yankee dollar, even in the South. "A $500 Confederate government bill that used to bring si now gflfc- £ sell up to 54." said ccnuhmin 3KW f added; "But, please — don't send me any. They pnnted too many." Schulman, whose family ior three generations have been coin dealers o kings and commoners around Ihe vorld, came here' irom Amsterdam n 1939. Tne Nazis seized and killed his father mid mother. IN HOLLYWOOD ERSKINE JOHNSON .-l Sl;iff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEAl — Hehhu! The Screen: Charles noycr lias switched his romnntic "Crane v,ith no competition." Scripts Gelling Belter Cornel Wilde's beaming over the nic lo the Casbah" routine to 1 ,,e.v fitter oil his career since "The "Come with me to the wooclslic-d" Greatest Show on Earth" and his happy marriage to Jean Wallace, but he's .scowling over printer reports that he wna having trouble | irottin? a job just before Cecil B, i OcMille hired him for his sawdust [•pic. " I* c o pi K iii ii o IH wood Ii ;ive been cvajfRpraihifj to make things more dramatic. I'd luul a lot of offers .Src 1U>I,LYYYOOI> on p.igc 10 Maintenance ol and disposal ol JIO.000.000.000 worth ol unserviceable and micalnlogufrt items clogging the supply systems arc putting a strain on the economy and a tax burden on the !i:cit- vidiml citizens that is becoming unbearable. — Rep. Jack Andersen cH.. Calif.>. * * * The persistence of a general condition which . , . may explode at any moment . . . cannot leave good men motionless where they Are. loss spectators of an omushtng future.—Pope Pius XII. as (he father of n love.sick tcen- r in Stanley Kramer's film version of the Broadway bit, "The Happy Time." It's the third movie character role for Boyor sir.i.-c he t::uv up h-]K>wcred celluloid smooching inp with gliimor babes, but just because he's out of circulation in the hand-kiting league he's not wac- Rinp his head In despair over Hollywood's current crop of -swoon king?. 1 insert him how he rateri Tony Curtis. Monty Clift. imri Jeff Chanciler mid nil the other sprouts j ami lie crinnrd: "You know forneOiinc — I chink they're doing nl! riRbt." Gl.imor dolls like Ro.-alinri Ri:>• ell. Ruth Huivcy and Betty ri^ld have nlways snatched Ihe Broadway s!;is?e roles created by Shirley Ronfh when plays like "My Sister , Eilrcn." "Philadelphia Story" and [contestants will remember the hand "Tomorrow The World" wrrc] s "own today, it was played In an brought to the screen. Eastern Tournament a few year. I Pnr;Ioci about Hollywood's l)ursh- ! Rco an d it proved a trap and a te$- Inff? Not Shirley, who is the ex- j son to <«any of the players, wife uf Ed Gardner and radio's ! At mar ->' tables South became ll\e orujinnl Miss Duffy. [ declarer at four spades, a rather "ironry." shr said. "I h.ivr a mir- ' ^ isk . v contract but far from OUt- ror. i know why Hollywood never • ™ficons. Declarer was bound to lose ".mini mr" ft r ' ut> an d tu '° hearts no matter lint now "it's Shirley fmallv mak- i ho "' lic " sot aboul P la >' U1 ^ tlic , nailcl - her film debut as the slatlcrn : ?° , thc co ;' trect depended only on lookinc for her last voulh in -Come i la V! lff no - tr , uni P tnck ' , Back little ShebV'"for H-\l u*iiii«t i ^ lost d eclarers won the opening ancUhe-s rniline the nd\e it } i ^ nd wilh lhr ncp of diamontls alltl "Thi. inrlnnr ,« a ,inorr« fA,"?n.. !'"'n^^Mcly fired b«fk the quwii Of * JACOBY ON BRIDGE Keen Analysis Will Help Your Playing I?v OSWALD JACOBY Written for SKA Service When the Eastern Tournament begins in New York City during the tost week of this month many of the this trick. South's broad smile thinned noticeably. A .trump trick had to be last to East's' nine, and the contract was As analysis showed, the correct )lay is to lead the ten of spader »t the second trick. When West covers with the khiR. South con be nearly certain that Wests king is a single' in. A very fine West might be qtilctc- wittcri enough to play the king if lie held king-nine, but he wouM have to he a very good plnyer and 'ie would have to be at the Irp of his form. Certainly no West player would put up the king of spades if he held the kins-small, and the odds nre very high that the play of the <ing on !he ten is innde because West has a singleton. Dummy wins the second trirk with the ace of spades and returns the to be harmful should give up the habit. The rest may feel that the pleasure of smoking is worth the possr ble harm. The easiest way to sidestep the issue Is not to -start. The tax collector will probably influence more people to stop smoking than any statements about the effect of tobacco on health! 75 Years Ago In B/ythevi'/ie T. L. (Fay) McHaney, formerly of Blytheville, has become a candidate for city attorney in Paragould Blvthcville was knocked out o: the district basketball tour-tinmen His coin iig clients include retired cops, colleae students, In- umn matuii-djans and King Parouk ot tgypt, iMexu momn he LS liold- 'ilg a illlee-uay ^o^u^o auuion iu ae \\iiiuun-A5tOtia to dispose ot ne ruiiamuer 01 nnancier J. P. ' wiiac is iae uinereiice between ;jiiii.-i anu ortuiiary com collectors? ' iv^ngs 'have a Ktenur sense of ruuu%,' sdiQ ocniiinian, smiling, utey are luucn, mure choosey in tneir DUi'ius. inty KJIOW values and lie mat a slirewdly SLS- in Tyronza yesterday when the] Chicks lost to Corning, 32-28. W. L. (Jack) Horner h'as announced his candidacy for third ward aJrlerman in the April 6 election. .seiimleu com coaiectloii excels aia- nionos as an invesi,mcn&, rmiks second oiny to real estaie tor stability m value. ^ Kmrutng gold is illegal, but- ^Si- iuctors are am>wed to hold any iiumoer 01 goJu corns, so long as tney are of umerent types or mint ciaves. Asked why blacK marketeers anci tax uocigers dian t try to hide some of their wealth .this way, tichujinau said grimly: "They do." Most people, however, collect conis purely as a hobby and Schulman says insurance iigures show "they live 10 per cent longer than the average person." The hobby in ihis country centers hi the Midwest. but also is popular in California and New York. "Most coin collectors are men," he remarked. "Only a Jfew women go in for it." "I can remember of only one woman ever coming in to buy a coin as a Christmas gift for her husband's collection." Women just don't see the point of using fresh new money to buy oJd mcney. Schulman spends the time he ha.s left from his business in following his own hobby. Read Courier News classified Ads "I coflect stamps," he sa eyes lighting up. Although Portuguese law requires the people to \vear shoes, many, sometimes go barefoot in that j country. In Season Ansv^or to Previous Puzzle to play character roles | art* of spades, At this point, each such declarer . , nl !nls poimi MCJI sllcll flecmrcr •ion dont li«v« to be pretty and • returned n low trump lo the Jack. when you'r« mellow enough there's : when West discarded a djunond on NORTH * A 82 »K6S »Q64 49831 WEST * K VA97Z » J 1095 2 + Q106 EAST *9754 TJ108 « 73 +KJ54 SOUTH (D) 106 3 S<mlh 3 A Pass » AK8 + A7 North-South vul. We* North E«l Pass 2 4t Pass Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Opening lead — 4 J eight of spades through East. If Easv ducks, the eight is allowed to ride, and it syins the trick. If E.iit covers with the nine. South wins with the jack and discovers that West cannot follow suit. Dummy is then re-entered with a diamond, nnd the deuce of spades Is returned so that South can fine«e the six against East't seven. HORIZONTAL 1 Baseball season 7 Football season 13 Astronomy muse H Graven image 15 French village 16 Spanish gentlemen 17 Town in Michigan 18 Dries 2 Laud 3 Branching •? Town in Anatolia 5 Insect eggs 6 African antelopes 7 Donkeys 8 Shoshonean Indians 9 Brown 29 Legal 10 Ideal stale judgment 11 Wall paintings 32 Cold season 12 Snuggle 33 Card game ii,.i« 24porliODS 24 wndow D "rt 28 R=> inb » w 25 Shrilly 27 French (athcr 27 Aspect 28 Anger 29 Ocean 30 Tropical p'.anti 31 Go astray 32 Learns 35 Forced air through now 39 Chilled 40 Small Island in a river 41 Foot part 42 Short sleep 13 Worms 4S Burmest demon <« Hand let 43 Nullify 50 Everlasting (poet.) 51 Volcano outlet 52 Install again 53 Natural fats VERTICAL 1 Vacation KMOD 37 Click beetle 38 Restrains 40 Item of properly 43 Volcano in 35 Female Sicily relative (coll.) 44 Indian weight* 36 Marked with 47 Exist 49 Ship channel bands

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