The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 26, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 26, 1952
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»AGE EIGHT (AMC.) COtTKIEK KEWf WEDNESDAY, MARCH BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, AwUtant Publlrtwr A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. ROMAN, Advertising Mtnt«er Bole Nitlon*! Advertising Representative: Wallace Witmer Co, New York, Chlcngo, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered »» tscond class mailer >t the po«t- effice lit Blythevllle, Arksru«s. uno>r «t of Con, October 9, 1C 17. Member of The Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or »nj tuburban town where carrier lervic* li msin- tatned, 25o per week. By matt, within a radius of f>0 miles, »S.OO p*r ye»r, 13.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Yet have ihou respect unto the prayer of thy fcervant, and to his supplkatlon, O I^ord my God, to hearken unto the cry «nrt to the prayer, which thy servant prayeth before ihe« UK!ay.—I Kinn 8:28. * * * The Divine Wisdom has given us prayer, not as a means whereby to obtain the good things of earth, but as a means whereby vt learn lo do without them; not ss a means whereby we escape evil, but a» a moans whereby we become strong to meet It.—r. w. Robcrtsop. Barbs There was a time when colonists paid their taxes with com. It might be done now by some backwoodi people. * * » About the ftrst day of *prinf ,, r*,rdw» and lote of la IT people will go to *e«d. * * * s Some families would be mJghty glad if » cook stayed long enough to spoil the broth. * * * Women Hke to keep up wfth vtyto* ev*n W H BM&M them acquire Dev wrinkle*. * * * Wh#n you're In love with a girl who's In lav* urtth ft doctor, send her a,n apple a day. 'One-Way' Eighth Street One of Many Traffic Needs City Council's recent decision to fcwn Eighth Street near Central School into a one-way avenue is a meritorious one which warrents the prompt action It bar been given by the Department of Th« street now k in th« process of twlng widened and one-way signs al- »e*dy huve been erected. This is aa it •hoaid b« for safety can begin no sooner than fchs prescribed safety measures •re fn Yoked. The idea i* to provide for R safe loading and unloading area for school children at the edge of school property and at the same tirhe take more traffic off Chicknsiuvba Avenue (Highway 61). Also, the School Safely Patrol is in the process of organizBtinn. This, too, should help to provide safety in the school area. The same promptness should pertain to other traffic control decisions made by the Council at its last meeting. Reflector painting of safety stripes and "School Zone" signs on Chickasawba pavement should be carried out as soon as possible. Another decision by the Council was to allow east-bound traffic on Chickasawba proceed against the red light at the intersection of North Sixth Street. This is a good provision as there is no reason why this traffic should have to wait for a green light when its progress on "red" will not interfere with North Sixth Street (Highway 61) traffic. This cannot begin, however, until the city receives a ''white arrow" lens to replace the old "walk and wait" light last year abandoned after its failure as a safety device. The lens has been ordered. The administration also should proceed with the Council's decision to remove the traffic signal at the intersection of Park Street and Highway 61- This signal is useless and does nothing in the way of traffic control. Travelers on a busy north-south U.S. highway are needlessly delayed bv this light and it should be removed as soon as possible. Then it should stay down. Thanks Due Utility Crews And City Departments Now lhat the wind and rain have ceased and the emphasis shifts tn rebuilding and rehabilitation, a rlebt of thanks is likely to go unpaid. We want to see that this is not the case. N T o one escaped inconvenience during Friday night's big blow. But while moit of u» finished our bridge' gamei by candlelight or grumbled because our TV screens were blank, there were many m«n with whom we would not have exchanged places for all the trumps in the deck. These were the power company crews and the telephone linemen and city street department workers and the volunteer firemen. Only one section of the city was without jwnvcr for longer than an hour Friday night. Isolated trouble cases were cleared up by early Sunday morning. Of the 600 phones out of service, fewer than a tenth of that number were still out Monday morning. While rain still fell, city street department workers hacked away at trees which were blown across streets. At least four alarms and the possibility of more kept volunteer firemen busy through the night. What did most of us in Blytheville do? We piled in our cars and prowled the streets as though it were a sunny Sunday afternoon. Bumper to bumper, lines of cars filled with gawking sightseers snaked through the streets without purpose or pccessity. Despite all we did to get underfoot and slow their pvogrcss, the power crews, phone linemen, street department workers and firemen did a first-class job of restoring normalcy. It was not the first time these men have performed thus, and it will not be the last. To them, we owe a continuing vote of thanks. Senators Gain No Credit 3y Lawmaking'ln Absentia' The question of allowing Greece and Turkey to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization admittedly has not stirred American imaginations. We favored the idea from the start, and have taken it pretty much for granted. But the issue was a touchy one for the British, who held out many months before finally endorsing the plan. This year the Senate Foreign Relations Committee speedily and unanimously approved the Greece-Turkey entry, foreshadowing favorable action by the Senate itself. In the light of this, no one expected the Senate vote to be anything but routine. Yet, as'it turner!'out, it was just a little too routine. The move was taken by unanimous voice vote, which was . fine. But only six senators were on the floor at the time. And, incidentally, just where were the other 90T~Some are always out of town, of course, especially in election years. But the rest might find it embarrassing to account for their time. Since most committees do not meet during Senate sessions, it must be assumed that the majority of absentees were busy in their offices meeting constituents, handling their correspondence and otherwise attending to their less important duties. Whatever the senators' view of the relative priority of their various chores, the fact is they were sent to Washington primarily to make law?. One may sympathize fully with the overburdened senator of 1052, besieged by seekers after favors and information in all his waking hours. But he did not come to Washington to write letters, and he should have the courage to tell that to any constituent who thinks otherwise. It is perfectly understandable why senators and reprscntatives do not want their sessions televised. They are afraid to let the public obsorve the empty, chambers which symbolize today's lawmaking "in absentia." They never seem to have any trouble remembering where duty lies when money for local flood control and river- and-harbor projects is being voted. But that's hardly enough to make a man a senator. Views of Others Novel Complaint Our Voice of America or. rather, our Slate Department's InlormMipn service abroad has come in tor another complaint. This time, though. It Is one of the rare instances In which a kick is a compliment. A number of Syrian newspapers charge that the news sheets put out by our propaganda boys In Beirut and in other centers are unfair competition. They say we are FCOopiiiR them disastrously on sliaiEht news. The Syrian foreign office refuses to shut clown our Information cen- lers. But such information centers are cuttln? back the frequency with which they release npws bulletins. This Is far better than to curb the complaint by thro'ving out all legitimate news and filling Its place with pure propaganda. —Dallas Morning Newi Never Con Tell HOLLYWOOD (NBA) _ Hollywood On TV: Telemeter's tests of »ay-as-you-see television, with oin-operated sets and Paramount movies, in Palm Springs this com- ng fall has the secret backing of he entire motion picture Indiis- ry, The reason Palm Springs was selected as the test site, Is lhat just three hours from Hollywood. Alan Young fades off (he chan- u?ls March IT. He'll be back In he fall with a big national sponsor instead of the complicated regional sponsorship setup which >eter Ed son's Washington Column- U. S. Supplies a Quarter of Total European Defense Force Budget WASHINGTON (NEA) — A few more facts on European defense osts are now available. They Tiflke possible a better picture han has heretofore been obtain- pro- S. build- Pfter Fdson Complete figures on' country-by- country expenditures have not yet been released. There is still a freat Inclination on the pnrt. of he military services to keep this a secret. Congress and the Amer:an people are therefore left pret- y much In the dark on how the defense burden is beinf* shared. The European Defense Force midget for next year Is now revealed as 813.9 billion. This covers he western European forces. Tl does not cover what France is spending in Inrto-China. H does lot cover what (he British are spending in Malaya. It does not Include all U. S. aid lo Europe. It does not Include Ihe cost of main latntng six U. S. divisions nor American air and sea power in Europe. The $13.8 European defense budget doesn't compared look very biE when the $5t billion U. S. defense budget for next year. But it is pointed out that the European countries; get more defense for a dollar than In American. European pay scnJes are lower. The costs of airplanes, tanks, guns and am munition marie In Europe are much lower fhan for comparable items produced in the U. S. So, for $13.9 hi Ifion. western Europe will have at the end of ihts year about 4X divisions pUi.=> un- specified air and navy strength. Canada Makes Contribution These figures include western ermany's first year contributions. The figures <lo not include Greek and Turkish m.ltary budgets and forces. They do not include Yugoslav and Spanish military outlays. And they do not include Canadian and U. S. contributions to Europe. The Canadian contribution Is one brigade group—a division nucleus of 7000 men plus 12 fighter squadrons of Canadian planes. Canada :s also furnishing $325 million mu- [UHl Rirl to Europe. This includes equipment for one division in Belgium, Netherlands and Italy. It includes field and anti-aircraft Denmark, Norway, Portugal and guns and equipment for France, Luxembourg. Canada will also train 1400 European airmen a year. The U. S. contribution lo 'EOF for the coming year is six divisions plus unspecified air and naval power. Proposed U. S. aid J5.'2 billion. It, is broken down three ways. First, is $1.4 billion for a relatively new Item called "defense support," The name was used to. limited degree last year. But it stiil causes some confusion in Congress nnd the public mind. Defense support may be roughly defined as U. S. aid which will go into European defense production. It may be machine tools, raw materials, fuel, semi-finished products, parts or components for finished weapon assembly. The main point is that Defense support comprises something that Europe can't furnish for itself. A specific example may best II- hiMrnte what defense support Is Recently France announced pro tools, furnished last year. Mass production of the plane will begin In April. By the end of the year the French will be turning out 30 planes a monlh valued At $9 million. Thus the American defense support Is mul tiplied many times In the value ol defense items produced In Europe. Isn't Jnst Economic AH The (1.4 billion worth of defense support the U. S. plans to furnish Europe this year Is Included in lh« |13.S billion EOF budget. Mtit unl Security Agency Director Averell Harriman says about $600 million of this aid zo to Britain 400 million lo Trance, $400 mil lion to other western European countries. It is not Just economic aid another name. If this defense sup port Is not furnished, it Is claimed that the European defense outpu for the year will be only J10.S bil Hon. In addition to the proposed 41.4 billion worth of defense support the U. S. plans to furnish western Europe with tl.i billion worth o arms produced in the U. S. and S billion worth of "off-shore" mili tary procurement. This off-shore procurement eludes complete weapons or mili tary equipment produced wholl in Europe for EOF but paid fo with American dollars. It will b contracted for directly by the U. S. Army. Navy or Air Force. By rule of thumb, this,SI billion wovth of arms produced •• off shore in Europe would cost about S2.5 billion if produced In the U. S. and new "Mystery" jet duction of fighter, production of this plane in France was made possible b\ $5 million worth of U. S. machine Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD upset him and the show. . Jer- wer M*nb*t- «nd y Mahoney, Paul Winchell's al- nost human dummy on "What's My Name?" is slated (or a juvenile TV show of his own. Winchell will be completely Invisible. . . • • • Reed Hartley's due for star bill- fig In Ihe "Racket Squart" series. Reason: His surprise popularity rith the lidles. Overheard: "Dahling, did you lear about Gracie Fields marry- ng' that radio repairman? Why didn't she marry somebody with money—like a television repairman?" • • • CBS won't condense whole plays n Ginger Rogers' TV-film series, but will use outstanding scenes from Broadway hits by-passed by Hollywood. The leak's out thai one of the play scenes will be from Moss Hart's "Light Up The Sky." Hard Knocks This Has Got To Go DepL: The ound effect whenever the hero's fist collides with a villain's Jaw in videofilms. H sounds just like what it is—two blocks of wood clapped together. . . . The old faded-print movies on "Howdy Doody|'— bore even the klddips. The unfunny solo routines being tossed to funny Imogens Coca. Over-coy news commentators. Watch Edward R. Murrow, fel lows. • ' • • Kate Smith guests on the Abbott and CosteUo show fcom «sw Torfc April s. 8he save them *eir #••* break hi r«dlo back in 'ft. . Hollywood win u tan's "Studio One" _ Prize Pta-yhouse" wiw, Hknet dramatic shows slurring b% n*mM. Arthur Kennedy has >)r««dy been signed as an allernailof Mir fir. one hush-hush series. ^P^~ Parlor Huzzah: Jack Beonr's willingness to experiment until he finds a TV comedy formula t*wt will equal his radio laugh tpp*al. . . . Flumors have It that Jack Carter may replace Milton Berle as Texaco's new comic. '. . . TV sets are expected to total 18.000,• 000 by the November elections, with an audience of 60.000,000. . . . Gary Grant is telling pata h* wants lo turn independent tele- film producer. A video version o' "The Blandings," with Betey Drake «s his co-star? Close Up* Return Giant closeups of actors are cm the way back to the screens—the TV screens. Jack Webb, who directs, produces and stars In NBC'i "Draff- net" series, Is zoomlnr th« TV camera right up to thr pcrM and five o'clnrk shadows of his pl»y- ers "so l'» t the people cm get th» full dracalic value." Claims Webb: "Hollywood got how much can be convs by Ihe human face. And it's feet for TV. The minute actors start to talk and play a scene, we're right up on their faces." • • Webb's using ratlin actors for ' his show. His theory: "You can tell them what to do. MoHe actors don't frust me. They imist on playing If their own WIT." cards. Today's hand, played recently by Generous George, 'had the opponents muttering unkind words for several minutes. West opened the king of diamonds, and George won with the ace. While you think of George's method of playing the hand, take look at his way of bidding also. Some players would have waxed scientific with the South hand, beginning with some such cue-bid as two diamonds or two spades. ""• would not improve Soulh's but it would a chance to find sacrifice at seven is down only two hipped abroad. European expenditures, plus , Canadian and U. S. aid. bring thy EDF budget for next year to nearly $19. S billion. The U. S. contribution, $5.2 billion, not counting the cost of keeping U. s. forces in Europe, is about one-fourth of the total. final contract, the opponents their beautiful clubs (which tricks). George preferred to make all his bids in one lump, thus making it difficult for the enemy to get together on a paying sacrifice. After winning thr. first trick with the ace of diamonds. Generous George cashed Ihe ace of spades and led a low spade. As he led tile low spade. George cleared his throat to make his customary little speech, but West glared at him so fiercely that Oeorge decided to keep quiet. There was nothing the defenders could do to defeat Ihe contract. Nothing could stop.Oeorge from ruffing his other low spade with dummy's nine of trumps, after which he could return to his own hand to draw the rest of the rumps and cash the king of spades. Oeorge would have lost the contract, of course, if he hud tried to clear both of the- top spades. West would rulf the kinfr of spades and return a trump. South would then hove two losing spades and only one trump in dummy, so he would have to lose a second trick. It (3 three-day sale) beats anything I ever saw. . . . After this is over, I think I'll just rest a while. Texas merchant C. T. Watkins after rolling prices back to 1902 level. • * • Some members of the commit, tee wish you'd also Include the telephone numbers.--Sen. Clyde Hoey fD-., N. c.,) after Mrs. Olga I ("Oilboat Olga") Konow gave the_' Senate investigating committed ' her New York address. t And this (a round of heavy wage* f increases) could be as habit-form, i ing as morphine with more disi trous results—Defense Mobill] Charles E. Wilson. * • * We felt it wasn't (air to let those nationals stay here and not ac* ' rept the obligations of other citl. zens.—carl Pendleton. chairman of Lnkevlew, Ore., draft board which re-nsned after aliens were draft-exempt. • • • We drm't know how the antibiotic drujs work, but we know they cure certain diseases and we use them whether we know ttietr nature or nol.—Dr. C. Chester Stock, in an address to the American Cancer Society researchers." I rely upon the . . . overwhelming power of the United States and the atomic bomb to provide the deterrents during the period of forming a defense. — Winston Churchill. the Doctor Says- y KWVIN P. JORDAN. M. D. (Written for NEA Service) Superstitions n V> n u t inrrlicnl hat it. A friend remarked that If matters rile h.irrt and one? In fill h.iri only mnrie myself some \vhile lliny Inter are ?hn\vn to: j'ar.-lt?y tea and some flax-seed have scientific merit. In the lat-!tea I should have saved myself a ter group was Ihe belief in cer-j doctor bill. t.iin South American regions thill "In my childhood we drank rhewinc the tmX frrm .1 particu-; quarts of beef tea. took sulphur lar tree \vixs rood [or rhiK- and-and molasses, or brimstone and fever: the bark contained f\n\- j trf nrle as it is r.tllod in England, nine and Ihe fever wns u: unilv i nnd wore squares; of camphor malaria. This superslition IMrrjspwn into our clothes In the win- became the basis for much scien- ] trrlimp. T can see the value of lific treatment of malaria all over the world. One superstition that us fnr off Ihe mark is the widespread belief which was held in Ihe Scottish Highlands that insanity was caused by a person's heart eettinsr out of place due to a sudden shock. It was also tell that another shock would brine the heart hack lo its former posl'ou. and thus restore the natural bM- iance. Consequently sudden shnrk was one of the old remertes for insanity. But it is inlprestiiiE to recall Ihis strance belief in the Hpht of !ho modern developments of a different kind of shock treatment for rot-tain varieties of menial disease. An mtorosline letter on this sub- jTt rrrentlv came from n readrr who mentions several old-fashioned remedies, most nf winch do not stand up very well as modern 'ypes of treatment. She says. "Re- cenily. I had a bladder infection, and of course went to the doctor. who gave me some pills to coin- beef tea. because, it is a protein. I am curious, however, as to why wr useri lo have to calf's-foot "We Other "Hume-Cures" also took paregoric and ipecacuanha wine, but I can'l recall what for. Camomile and pop- py.sperl were made Into a tea and used for something loo. but my memory f?ils me on this one too. "My huslifinrl insists that alter all rtrim store remedies had [ail- orl to cure a childhood case of rinsw-orm. his grandmother cured it by applying the white, slicky subslance lhat comes out of the cut end of flps." No doubt, other readers can recall similar old-fashioned remedies, and Hie search for some easy way of curin Kdisease is still easily npjinrcnt whenever anyone walks by almost any durgstore window. > JACOBY ON BRIDGE It'll Pay Anyone To Know Safety Plqy By OSWALD JACOBY Written Tor NEA Service The safety play Is usually a way of losing a trick that nobody else would dream of givinc away. The opponents usually look at you pityinprly and explain how any Can 1 help it if I appeal to women? — Seventeen-time husband Bruce Steels. NORTH * ins IS »8743J 4.7653 EAST *3 4QJ98T6 ¥ 6 S 3 V None • KQJ 109 * 65 4AQJ8 J.K109U SOUTH * AK42 WAKQJ10B7J » A 4 None North-South vul. North Curt Smith Pass 14 6V Pass Pass 1 » Pas* Opening lead — f K IS Years Ago In BlythtYille — Bill Trotter. Blytheville boy wh« i Is now employed by Memphis radio station WREC, will appear ogft EUice show at the Doxy The™r. Also on the program Till be singer Kny Starr of Memphis. Charles Fritzius Is in New York. ! working with Fox studios, Mr. and Mrs. William Tausch are making plans to move to Hel- They Go Together Answer to Previous Puzils player in his rlcrhl mind would have made one trick more than you did. It's much more satisfactory when Ihe safety play turns out lo be necessary. Then the opponents glare et you and don't bother to Ilvt you lesions IB lh« pity of tht HORIZONTAL 1 Cream and 6 Ups and 11 Procession 12 Chemical salt H Warehouses 15 Ceremony 16 Prong n Group ol three 19 Musical direction 20 Blackbird 21 Accomplishes 22 Rumanian river 23 and followers 25 and • alike 26 Cakes and 27 and lowers 28 Strikes and 31 Wheat beard 32 Knave of hearts and stolen • • 33 One v.-ho takes away legally 37 Mineral rocks 38 Sour 39 Poem 40 Card game 41Partofeye'i iris 42 Slipped 43 Mistreat 45 Pacific isle 47 More beloved 48 Unclosed 49 and receives 50 Marry af&io VERTICAL 1 Cotton fabric 2 Astronomy muse 3 Yawn 4 I^emon SPulsback 6 Singer Day 7 Medley 8 Dry or 9 Stomach upsets 10 Height 11 Klov, cr part 13 Makes jubilant 18 Legal matters 21 Removes 3 A C? E E A pi ^ K A A p 3 rl K|s E S M "l G 1 U A O P L» i= A N e t ^JtZlA ~& O U J5 1 ^ A 1 6 K 1 ^ U A (3 0 A S f£ c. 0 p r 1 - \ E N T U A H A W U T K K C7 G A W 1 0 U «> C? 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