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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 22, 1952
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PAGE BIX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE OOURIEK NEWS CO. H. W. HAINBS, PuMUter KARRY A. HAINIS, A«Ut»nt A. A. FREDR1CKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Mil Sol* National Advertising R*pr«MntatiY*«: Wallac« Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second cla« matter >t Ui« post- office at Biythevilte, Arkansas, under act of Coti- rre«», October t. 1817. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blylhevllle or anj miburban town where carrier service is maintained, 2Sc per week. By mail, within a raoluj of SO mile*, »5.00 per year. 13.50 for six months. 11.25 for three months; by mail outside SO mite »one, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Gixt forbid that I should justify you; till 1 die I iriM no4 retnOT« mine Integrity from me.—Job U.S. He that doe* *s well in private between God and his own soul ns in public, hath given himself a testimony that his purposes are full of honesty, nobleness, and integriiy.—Jeremy Taylor. Barbs Why U It that the tires on your neighbor's car always seem to last longer? Come HirJnjr, and "Witch U» Grow" will be a good ilotan tar home larden planters— but don't let the weeik hear It! As fur ns pedestrians are concerned, spring has been In the air all winter. Aj the tar-parkin; problem {rows more and more wrlouj. how about aome »cient!»t finding a hew pkutet? A doctor says "Th« man who lives longest never does anything in a hurry." It would b« Interesting to count the elderly waiteri. Al I of Us Have Role in City's Search for Industries In telling: the Kiwanis Club that Blytheville must have something to sell if it ii to attract industries, Chamber of Commerce Manager Worth D. Holder was reminding' his audience of an old . business maxim that could bear periodic repeating. Many people frequently ask: "Why don't we get some industries here?" It can sound like an exceedingly simple proposition. But you don't just "go out and get" industry. You get nibbles mid prospects and inquiries, but you don't drag any industry into town feet first. It's sort of like fishing. You bait your hook and drop it in a strategic spot. Even if the bait is taken, you can't, always boat the fish right away—you have to play him awhile. And still there is no guarantee he won't shake the hook. The bait is the important thing. {Although the word "bail" may not be the most pleasing, it makes little difference whether it is called lure, attraction, drawing power or inducement. It's a rose by any other name.) If you haven't something to offer, all the tub- thumping, brochures and four-color ads this side of the Mississippi won't help. This is not to imply the situation is black beyond hope. We're getting natural gas. The sewer issue is far from dead and it is known the City Council lias been discussing it. Two other problems will take a bit mure doing. The mailer of buildings to offer industrial prospects may find a solution in a home-rule type amendment that will appear on the ballot this fall. This would give cities such as Blytheville the authority to float bond issues to finance erection of such buildings. The other problem Mr. Holder mentioned is competition from other cities, and much of the solution to this lies in I lie hands of Blyfheville citizens. By solving the other three problems and adding community cooperation for good measure, there isn't any reason why Bh-tbeville can't meet this competition. It might also help calm the impatience of many if they slopped thinking of industry i n terms of acres of sprawling buildings, tall smokestacks and thousands of workers standing before mile-long assembly lines. Several varied small or medium-size industries would be preferable to one or two large ones. Diversified industry has advantages similar to diversified agriculture, especially when the vicissitudes of our ci'(tsky national economy are cunsidered. fARK.) COTJUTBH T)i« closing: of one of half * dozen small indugtriec would b« le«» painful to Ui« community than th* nhutdown of * tingle large plant. H all boils down to what Mr. Holder told the KiwRnwns. You must have something to sell before you can expect to find H buyer. And it is not all tip to the city government or Chamber of Commerce. PTA's, civic clubs, service groups—all help take care of the numerous necessities and problems ilml are part of tlie welfare and sociology of a city. Any citizen can lend a hand here. In fact, if a citizen did nothing but keep his yard cleaned and hia house painted, he could contribute to long- range benefits. It's that simple—for if we make this a city that is attractive and livable, we won.'t have to beg people to come here. They'll want to move here for the same reasons we, ourselves, like to live here. Views of Others Still a Postal Nightmare For a long time, this country's postal service has been under fire. Especially since that economy cutback on mall deliveries in 1350 has it been a nightmare. Stones of letters traveling at snail's pace—and a lazy snail at that—are a dime a dozen. That line on the facade of New York's post Office about postmen defying the elements in the "swift" completion of thcii- task may have been justified once. It's the bunk today. New York, we know, IMS no corner on the inefficiency, the red tape, the overtone of politics and the hampering regulations which this study revealed. 'Hie comparison of conditions here and in London Is especially enlightening. The London Dally Telegraph helped 113 cut by mailing tests of the .same type we used here. The slowest London letter wns only 7 hours In transit. The »lowest here took 9(1 1/2 hours. London's fastest letter was B 1/2 hours en route, our best time was 13 hours. What Is particularly griping about this differential Is that the British port office operates at a profit. ThU country's jxutal deficit grow« more staggering year by year. A lion's share of th« blame rests on Congress for having tied the hands of the postmaster general by blind orders for economies and by regulations forcing the hiring of temporary employees. The tragedy of the situation U that ill-conceived restrictions are resulting in tremendous dollar and cents losses to the country's economy. Letters vital to business are hours and even days too long in transit. What. Is needed Is a drastic cleanup of the whole postal operation. —The New York World-Telejram Work: Man'§,Greatest Gift Among the stimulating observations In the book "Out of My Ll[« and Thought" by Albert Schweitzer is this: "No ray ot sunlight Is ever lost, but the green which it wakes Into existence needs time to sprout, and it is not always granted to the sower to live to tee the harvest, All work that is worth anything is done in taith." Men love to play, and there Is a time for It; But work, honestly mid conscientiously done, especially that which Is designed to Improve the life and the. aspirations of God's creatures, can be man's greatest gift. Work at it* best, however, Js that which not only embodies the vision of an acceptable achievement, but that which IB predicated on the kind of faith that is capable of moving mountains and of destroying all obstacles. "Nothing," a wise man once said, "is impossible to industry." —The Savannah Morning News SO THEY SAY No coimlry can dream of progress If It neglects the cause or Us womenfolk.—Jawaharlal N'cViru, Prime Minister of India. * * » We should not slop until we have every one of tlie 50.000 disciplined Communists tin Amcricn) under lock and key or deported Into the custody of the masters of the Kremlin.—S«n. James Eastland (D., MISS.). * » » I do not believe thai security tn the sense that we may live In slothful indolence and case can be achieved.—Gen. Dwiglit Elsenhower. « « * I wish all women would begin to think of a beauty shop more like a man thinks of a barber shop—a place to go for good grooming, but not a place to go to be decorated.—"Maurice the Great," New York hair stylist. * * » Wliat we must do Is convince the people that they will not be exchanging one group of thieves for another if they elect & Republican administration.—Sen. nichard Nixon (R., Call!.). » • » In the discussion of the prisoner of war question, the Communists scem'unable to separate the word voluntary from tilt word bayonet.—Navy Lt, Walter Ellis, at. truce talkj. * * ' » The sentiment of nationalism Is usually Rood, bul thi.5 same sentiment can also find expression In nn unbridled frenzy, which It none the !«•• formidable to deal with because H Is »o often a cloak for domestic failure. . . . This li conspicuously true of the ^tiddle East.—Anthony Eden, British foreijn tecrelir). SATURDAY, MARCH 7», Of Course, He Could Move P«ter Edson's Washington Columr Hartley Joins FCC After Fight And Reorganization "Lay-Off WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Robert T. Birtley, nephew of Speaker of the House of Representatives Sam Rayburn of Texas, and newly appointed member of the Federal Communications Comisslon. has hud a couple of painful previous rhubarbs with FCC. The full story didn't get brought out in Senate hearings on Mr. Bartley's confirmation for his new Job. so anxious waa everyone to see him get It. Mr. Hartley was member of the FCC organization once before, back in 1634-37. That was when the commission was a Peter Wilson three-division outfit, with one director for telephone service, one for telegraph, one for radio. Mr. Bartley was the telegraph man. Then FCC Chairman Frank H. MacNinch came along and reorganized the commission. He abolished the three divisions. That threw Mr. Hartley out of his Job. Hut the young man had shown he had stuff and character. He immediately got a job as assistant to the president of the Yankee network. Later he became its vice president. After three years in Boston, which was a good bit for a Texan, Bartley and his wife moved back to Washington. He became interested in frequency-modulation broadcasting, and took a Job as secretary-treasurer of FM Broadcasters, Inc. Later this organization merged with National Association Broadcasters. Bartlcy Joined the N.A.B. organization. During the war ne was head of the association's war activities. Refuxd Job N.A.B. wanted him to become lls legislative representative in Washington. In other words, its lobbyist, Bnrtley refused. Everybody in town knew he was Sam Rayburn's nephew. He didn't want anybody to think he was using that blood relationship to throw his weight a- rounti, trying to Influence legislation favorable to the broadcasters. Tht relationship, however, was to get Bob Bartley caught right in the middle of a Texas political lued on his next radio venture. He became interested in a company that filed application with FCC for a new radio station license in Houston, Tex. The application lay dormant In FCC files for many months. It was Uncle Sam Rayburn, this time, who refused to throw his weight around. He had helped write the FCC law. He could have called up and told the commissioners that his nephew was interested in a case pending before them. But he refused to do it. The story came out In an unusual manner. Sitting on a House Appropriations subcommittee handling FCC money was Rep. Albert Thomas of Houston. He was known to be a strong supporter of Jesse Jones. Houston' number-one citizen up to the time some of the new-rich oil millionaires started kicking up dust. Now it has long been known that there was never too much love be- U'eon Speaker Rayburn and Mr. Jones. So by some not too mysterious turn of events, one day when FCC Chairman Paul Porter was before the House Appropriations Committee. Rep. Richard Wiggles- worth of Massachusetts was inspired to ask a question. Did chairman Porter know that there was pending before his commission an application for a Houston radio station license, in which the relative of a prominent Democratic Party leader was Interested? Unites "Political DyijamiU" Chairman Porter naturally didn't know what was being hinted at. But the mere fact that this appropriations committee, with life and death power over FCC funds, was interested in this case, was enough to run up a warning flag. It became political dynamite. Tlie rival applicant for this Houston license was the late W. Albert Lee. He was a Houston man, operator of a string of suburban hotels. Later he built up a network of radio stations. Bob Hartley's home, before he came to Washington in 1932 to become secretary of the Senate's Public Utilities holding company investigation, had been In north Texas. In the decision which FCC finally handed down on the Houston application, the license was granted to the Lee interests. The reason given was that Houston's public would be better served by ganting the license to local business interests, instead of "foreign" ownership. While the application was pending, the Lee people tried to get Bob Bartley to withdraw his application and become their station manager. He turned it down. In 1948 he became administrative assistant to the speaker of the House of Representatives. He stayed on that job with his uncle until the FCC appointment fell Into his lap. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (HKA) — E»- clvishely Yours: Hollywood's latest grapevine whisper l> that Walter Wanger and Joan Bennett are alt set for a reconciliation. The betting boys are also wagering that he'll cop a guilty plea, win probation and never havt th« trial, now set for April 18 • • # Red Skelton'a denying the heart attack and coUapae rumon that started when he checked Into a hoi- pita). A combination of flue and fatigue aent him In for a much- needed, uninterrupted re*t. Otherwise he'a okay. * - * Terry Moore's dates with Johnnie ("Little White Cloud") Hay in Hollywood left the boy on a cloud. He's now phoning her from Canada, Michigan, Ohio and other stops on hU p.a. tour. . . . Paramount's Golden Circle is shrinking. Seven of the 14 starlets just heard their options drop. But the seven remaining will get star buildups, Li, Scott's still blushing. She pushed a button marked "maid" In a Paris hotel and a 55-year-old gent In a huge white apron showed up. Lit wasn't dressed to greet a man. In fact she wasn't dressed. Mary Sinclair, just signed by Paramount because of her TV stardom, was tested and rejected by the .same studio 13 years ago. Remembers Mary: "I was only 16. I thought acting was a c i n c h. I was awful." • • « He's kept it secret until now, but Benny Rubin is finishing up liis autobicgrauhy, "I'm My Own Worst Eneniv." He confesses, among other things, "I was once a prize fighter, once was mixed up with the mobs and fell flat on my face career- wise in 1930 after having made S5000 a week." Skirting The Issue While spacemen battle it out for the Doctor Says* By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. (Written for NEA Sr.rvlce) C.icmistry has broug'nl enormous contributions to our u'ay of life. However, some of the conveniences which have been developed through chemistry carry hazards, at least lor a lew people. Q—Several months aj;o I broke my glasses, nnd have always «-orn week without having had any treatment, and I was told they were all negative. This has caused me a lot fo worry. Reader. A—It Is not Impossible to have a false positUe Wasstrmann lest. The fact that the other tests have been normal nuggest that rhfs may gold frames. However, T got plastic frames after this accident, but about a. week Inter I started to break out nround my eyes and along the side of my nose. Can it _ the blood lesls from lime lo lime be (hat I am allergic to those plastic frames? Mrs. V.I.W. A—II Is true that some people arc ulcrgic to some of the chemicals Most Wt, of roiir**, hut symptoms as ylvtn In this letter certainly s u K f t s t that p]a*ltc frame* may l« responsible for this sVIn difficulty around the eyes. In plastic eye-jtlass frames. people do not have any trou have been the case. As a mi, under sucli circumstances, treatment may h« n'tUihrld. but It Is common pracUce and Rood sense to repeat Q— T have heard the statement that when babies sleep with their arms up over their heads that is a sign of good halth. but that If adults sleep that way It is not ~ ...... ..~u- j o R hiMorr and sign of good health. I sthere any truth A.MH. A — So in this statement? Mri far as I know, this U an old-wires' lal*. Tt seems doubtful Hint (here i* >ny »mth In this whatever. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Go Ahead and Cry; We Are With You By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NKA Service "Every bridge player must listen to my tale of woe," writes a sad Chicago fan. "There never was such a fixing since bridge has been NORTH r>. I AKJ3 »ACjI08«5 • 62 he was leading the king of spades. "Well, he grabbed his king of clubs to try to put it back in his hi,nd, and I didn't try to stop him, but my partner insisted that the .card had been led and that East couldn't take it back. Since North also happens to be my boss, and since I'm not a complete nitwit, I didn't argue the point. That king of clubs had to stand as a lead. "The payoff, as you can see, is thnt the king of clubs Is the only card that East can lead to defeat me. With that lead I get no ruffs in dummy, and I can win only ten tricks in high cards: a spade, a heart, two diamonds, and six clubs. "If East leads any of the remaining ten cards In his hand (but not the king of clubs), I can make the contract. For example, U East leads a third spade, I throw a diamond from my hand and win in dummy. "Then I finesse the queen of diamonds, take the ace of diamonds, ruff a diamond in dummy with the queen of clubs, and finesse clubs to return to my hand. All lie finesses work, and all the right caids drop. "The play is much the same no natter what East returns—just as fng as he doesn't get a brains Jorm and return that king of clubs. Do I have a right to howl and gnash my teeth or don't I? " Permission to howl is hereby :ranted. Sympathetic bridge players are urged not to sob too loudly over this sad t.ile. Q—What are the after-effects of » lumbar sympathcctotny operation? Would this operation have a tendr-ncy to cause high blood pressure? V.J.H. A—The operation inscribed is' one of the treatments whlrh Is | sometimes Riven for high blood ; pressure. There is litllc or no rea-| ton to believe that it would cause i liljh blood pressure, but It mijtil not always relieve it. Tt fa not an operation to be entered Into llfcrit- lr. but the rf.sulU In many cases hate been (food. C) — Can a person oat certain foods which will help make the eyelashes grow? J.P. A—No. • • • Q—Recently 1 had a Wood l«t made and was lold that 1 had a lour plu« Wa*iiM'm.inn. Af'.cr this. •thtr UiU »er« mad* within a Q—I have a friend who has fatty i tissue growths on her face and arm?. They are not painful, but make her very slef-conscious. Could j they be removed? Miss E.R. A — Tliese fatly tumors usually ran be removed by surgery, but if there are many of them, it l*|often not practical lo (ry t« rernore them all. • • « CJ—Can a doctor tell when a person Is pregnant after two months if the womb Is enlarged »nd there t< no tumor present? Reader. A—Tn addition to the usual clinical sl^ns nf prejtrnncr, there are laboratory tests which can be made which an centrally reliable. WEST * 10SM 2 EAST * AQ5 * 875 »KJ4 SOUTH (D) *»? 1* 2 • I* « » Pass « AQ10 t I + A/IOISJ Both sides »ul. We«C IV^r^k Pan Pan Pats I V Z» JN.T. d—A ^ Pan P»B Pan played. "I got to my optimistic contract of five clubs, and West opened the four of spades. East took the queen of spades and the ac« ot spades Thtn he quickly led another card from his hand. "As he led this new card from his hand, he looked at the dummy and said. 'This Is a mlsde»l. There are two kings of »p»des in this deck.' Then he looked down at the card he had led and turned a bright shade of green As you've undoubt- ootmtry <vl!h no tic W crtly Ruesserf. he had led the king] foreign corwn or colonial »mplr«. ( of clubi under th« impression that The newly created kingdom of Libya U Africa:* fourth and. largest control ol the universe in out-of- thls world TV shows, their jlrl friends are waging their own private war — over skirts. They're getting shorter and, shorter and what the kids thinlc .bout it I wouldn't be knowing But Ifi great for Dad. • • • Ralph Graves, once a blg-tln4| : star. Is malting & comeback in" "Caribbean Gold" at Paramount. . Reason (or Doris Day's absence on that radio version of "Young Man With a Horn:" 8he'» » deathly afraid of llv« radio, will do only transcribed shows. ; . It's a July stork date — their third — for movie stunt man Cal Perry and his wife Mickey. . . Blng Crosby's wearing a sport shirt bearing the letters E.C.Y.O. — Elko County Yacht Club, Elko wunty'i In the Nevada desert I Now The it can be told: Look Magazine awards on Bob Hope's radio show had Bob asking Director George Stevens, "Why haven't you ever directed me." "I guess," replied SUvens. '"I was born under a lucky star." But the gag wajs blue-penciled because the word "lucky" can't be used on any Chesterfield-sponsored show. Walter OTCeefe says he saw thlj sign on a Hollywood beauty part) lor: ' ^< "Poodle, Shmoodle — You Nam* It, It's Ycur Noodle." Back To Earth ' Dancing stars are right back where they started — on ths floor! That's the Hash from Ray Bolger, who'll co-star with Doris Day in the new Warner musical. "April in Paris." Rehearsing for his big dance routine, Ray told me: "For JO years movie dancers have knocked themselves out finding something unusual or unique to dance on. They've danced on dests, drums, pianos, tables! on walls and on ceilings. It had to stop somewhere and I'm stopping U. I'm going back lo where I started—dancirur on my callouses. 1 * But credit Ray with being on his toes In the novelty department. In one of his song and dance numbers for the film, he imagines himself president of the U. S.. with im- personatione of Washington and Lincoln. But there will be no "Missouri WnlU" music, Ray assured nrffj "It's a non-partisan dance ro*» tine," he Mid. • • • . Eye-opener. A Beverly Kills clothier, Sid Coburn. puts D. S. E. after his name — Doctor of Sartorial elegance. Jean Pierre Aumont, who's never had any ballet experience, wears ballet tights and-cavorts with Leslie Caron in "I/ili." Tho ballet movie cycle is on full-blast in Hollywood and producers are scanning the movie king lists for names for toe twirlers. Watch out, Humphrey Bojirt ajld John Wayne! r 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — A six-man football' conference has been formed by Shawnee. Wilson, Keiser, Dyess, Dell, Armorel, Yarbro and Luxora. H. H. Campbell, manager of the Green Department Store in Jonesboro. has resigned that position be connected with the Miss sitt Shop here. Dr.,J. E. Beasley has joined Dr. M. O. Usrey in the latter'j Lynch Building offices. Seasonal Show Answer to Previous Pirzzle HORIZONTAL I Season 7 • are its harbingers 13 Ripper HTie 15Enc!ose 16 Nullify 17 Blackbird of cuckoo family 18 Paving substance 20Chris1ma» ' visitor 21 Shepherd's pole (Scot.) 23 Point 25 Thin piece of metal used »s filler 2« Darling 28 Brazilian macaw 30 Whirlwinds 31 Legal point 33 Many birds now return to northern climes 35 Sacred song 3T Mall drink 36 Kind of rer 39 Still 41 Important metal 44 Fewer 4« Marry 48 Soviet dry 50 County hi . Michigan 5? Wile 54 Anger 55 Stage whispers 57 Ascended MSpankhtedy •OPerUMnc to t>« cod family VERTICAl 1 Meat art 2 Indited 3 City in Wisconsin 4 War god 5 Each returning bird family is buildiruj a 6 It's the season of awakening nature 7 Red Cross nurse (ab.) 8 Mineral rocks 8 Sugar cane rescue lOScott'i hero 11 More dapper IZVapors 19 Narrow inlet 12 22 Ancient Irish capital 24 Malaysian canoe *7 Depend 29 Gudrun's husband (myth.) 32 Merganser 34 Demigod 35 Gratified 40 Beverafe 42 Prayer 43 Sea nymph 45 Corrupted city (Bib.) 47 Hauls after 49 Permits usage St Tuscany political. faction 53 Snare 36 Vatican chapel 56 Membranous X Oxidizing pouch enryme 58 Fish

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