The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 21, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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ncarr BLYTHEVILLK (AKK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 21, 1952 l BLTOHBVILLM COURIER KIWS •no COURIER mrws co. M. W. HAINM, Publ!*htr BAJNtY A. HAINBS. AHtetant Publisher A. A. rREDRICKSOM, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising M«n»«« •ate N»Uon»l Advertising Rcpresentatl»M: Witm*r Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AMtctt, Memphl*. „„ R second class matter it the ppet- »t Blythevllle, _Arkans»s, under »cl of Con* i, October fl. 1917. Member ot The As*oclated Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATE*: Bj carrier In the city ol Blytheville or »nj •nburbtn town whfre carrier service 11 inain- Uined, 25c per week. By mull, wilhln a radius ot 50 miles. »5.00 per ye»r 1250 for six months $1.25 /or three montni; br mall outside 5« mile zone, »12.50 per ye»r payable tn idvance. Meditations mobile. Why all the concern for automobiles? You cnn call your wife a lemon. Might even get by with doing it twice. You can. call your boss a lemon, if you keep !t low. You can call a movie a lemon, and people like critics es r en get paid for doing it. So why can't a young fellow who has bought himself a car, and presumably paid for it, decorate it just about anyway that pops into his carefree head? For his sins wtiirh he sinned In dolnj evil In (h« slrht of the Ix>rd, in nalklnf In the tray of Jeroboam, an* in his sin which he did, to make Israel to sin.—I Kings lli:19. • * * Sin Is the Insurrection and rebellion o! the heart against God; It turns from Him, and turns against Him; it takes up arms against God.— Richard Alleine. Barbs Maybe It's harder to get men to go to church because they don't care what the other men are A lot at th« highways *e*m to indicate that •onefcortr thlnki we're «nln t to sx-llch over com- ytetel? tft airplane travel. • * • "Keep »t it" b one good rule of success— especially when applied to the buying of government boncte. cmelsto of aot being too dot(MM pwtkvlar. * * * CM thing la common with most married men fa ttu'lliw at funny things Mid to the wife when oonptny drop* In. Water Purity Program Every time we hear a piece of news like the following from one part of the country, we're surprised, and a little dis- niayed, that we don't pet the same news from lots of other places. The city of Newhurgh, X. Y., reports tooth decay amoni.; its children has dropped 47 per cent hy fluoridation of the water supply. The decline occurred during the period from 19<1<1 to the middle of this year, after one part of fluoride was added to each million parts of water. And the important thing is that the New York state health commissioner reports "absolutely no harmful effects from drinking fluoridated water." Any adult who himself has suffered from tooth decay would go to consid- • erable lengths to spare his children from the same costly discomfort. The extent of tooth decay in this country is well illustrated by the high number of men turned down for military service because of it. Now we have a means of fighting it which is simplicity itself, and cheap. The cost for a city the size of New York would be only about $800,000. And there are about seven million people there. There seems to be little reason why any community in the country can't Rt least consider the matter to the extent of rounding up all the facts necessary to an informed decision. Congressman Gathings Receives Due Thanks W« wish'to join those Blythevilla «U JH»sis«ippi County residents who Mid a eollectiv* "thank you" to Rep. E. _ C. (Took) Gainings of West Memphin yesterday. The congressman from the First OsBfrwtilpnal District received due thank* »t the "Took Gathings Appr«- datten Day" held hare. Of all tht In- tewett of this area that Rep. Gathings has kept at heart, we're sure that foremost among them in the minds of most ot n« is the assistance he rendered in reactivation of the air basa here. Blytheville's civic clubs deserve a hand for staging "Took Gathings Appreciation Day." Originated by the Junior Chamber of Commerce, the city's other civic groups quickly rallied to the idea. We often carp at and about our representatives in Congress. Seldom does anyone think to thank a legislator for what he has accomplished. We think the "Appreciation Day" program was a. fine idea for two reasons: It gave credit where credit is due. A legislator, we're certain, can do a better job when he knows that what he accomplishes is appreciated by those he represents. Views of Others Revolution By Force BIx yean ig'o Premier Stalin told Elliott ROOM- v«lt in an Interview that he believed It "wise and entirely within the bounds of realization . . . for a democracy, such a* the United States, to live side by side In pence In this world with a communistic form of government, such ns that of the Soviet Union." Because a few Americans apparently still place credence in that barc-iaced-lie, even after all the e-vldences of Russian hostility and complicity, !i 1* timely thnt the FBI has permitted Sen. McCarran, chairman of the Senate Internal security subcommittee, to finally release a secret FBI report. The meat of his report is that Stajin has decided "forcible destruction" of the American government is the only way Reds can take over In this country. Peaceful means, Stalin believes, are unworkable. There is nothing startlingly new about G-Man Hoover's study but It does underline once again the need for brookincr no foolishness from Stalin's revolutionists. In this process kid gloves have no place. Prosecution of Comrmmist bicrwies on East and West coast. 1 ; was a sample of how subversives should be put out of circulation. Recent crackdowns on propagandise Red literature In the United States pnd the activities of free-wheeling Commie agents masking as diplomats are Illustrative of what, this country needs more of. Under Stalin, communism Is synonymous with force and violenre- The United States can take the word of the FBI for it and act accordingly. —N"e\v Orleans States What's Sour About Calling One's Auto a Lemon? The sympathy of any man who hxs ever been ."tuck with an automobile that wants to remain immobile will go forth in a great wave lo Marine Cpl. Frank Farkas, of Qnantico, Va. Farkas, a veteran of l.l months of. Korean fighting, returned to this country with one of the dreams of every young man returned from the wars. He wanted a ear to haul his buddies around in the daytime and his girl at night. So he bought himself a car SO days ago—a-10-10 sedan. Since then, he paid, he'd spent S800 on it in repairs. That's better than ?7 a c!«y. The dream was he- coming a nightmare. Figuring he didn't have much more :o lose on his investment, Farkas dec- jrated his ailing vehicle with the words 'lemon" spelled out in bright, gold letters, and for good measure added n few pictures of lemons. That's what he thought of his dream car. The next thing Farkas knew he found himself in court in nearby Washington, D.C., convicted of driving around the city with lemons on his car. The judge said he was violating a Washington regulation against displays which "ridicule" the maker of an auto• .1. > . Apathy To Hate 'You're Kicking !n to My Fund, Too, Ain'tcha, Chum?" Several 7vcll-lnformed pprsnns have stated recently thut thp Ru.ipian pcoplp have become EO Inured to Hie mcc.-sant "hate America" propaganda ihnt it no luis^rr hn.t any rltcct. H the "hiUc America" prop.ipanda Is failing (o rcjrislcr \vl:h thr rv.a^e?. it i.i an encouraging si en that the Ru^Un ppoplr are not too dumb tr, understand the he* ot fanatical leaders who cry "wolf" AO often. —Detroit Free Press SO THEY SAY Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEAy— The 1 Jen: Let exhibitors yowl for a modern Valentino to bring the housewives rushing tack into the movie theaters— Fernnndo Lamas vants no part of being the heavy- idded, burning - eyed answer to ove-starved women. Fernando doesn't mind nn occasional nibble nt the white shoulders of a movie queen like Lnna Turner in "The Merry Widow," but snys: "I would hate to be typed in romantic roles. It hurts vou tremendously and it's not eoori for a long career. I'm playing ft nngster in 'The Girl Who Had Everything.' The character roles are juicier," Is Fernando pained when dolls I'm not making the mistake of working myseU to death." Donald rushes right into the Russell Nypc role in "Call Me Madam" when he winds up "I Love Melvin," Ihen he faces the TV cameras again In NBC's "Comedy Hour" in October. "This time," he told me, "I'm going to be on every fourth week, it's important for peopla to know when to expect you. I'm going to use film sections, too, for tricks and effects. I've signed for •six shows, but I'll try to do more." They Understand Him Now it's the British Marlon Rranrio—handsome Richard Burton——'•••> n'i,.« -rim? Philip Ashley in Fox's film version of Da- throw themselves Rt his feet, yank phne Du Manner's best-seller, at his shirt and scream "Lover BoyJ"? • " the screaming women," he said. "They buy tickets to theaters. The day they stop swooning or crowding around me in the street, I'll know I'm through, I hate actors who pretend they're annoyed at admiring women. It's a lot of baloney." "Head"—lie Escaped Cameron Mitchell's beaming over his escape from being tagged "the poor man's John Garfield," now that he's red-hot in the versatile acting league at Pox. He's >laying another meaty role — the 'Pow '«ter Ed son's Washington Column — Record Cost of Living Increase Predicted for BLS Price Index part of an insane doctor in der River"—and tells me: "I was professionally dead when made a test for 'The Postman Always Rings Twice.' .John Gar- 'ield got 'the part and* I got the idss of death. Everybody saw the est and for a coupe of years I was always called in for Garfield- ,ype roles. But every time Garfield was there—and he got the role." The wolfish brother role In "Death of a Salesman" snapped Mitchell's career hack In place, but, he says, "Darryl Zanuck was the only producer in town really gave me a chance." WASHINGTON, iggcst monthly —<NEA>— The increase in the os I of living since the start of the Corean war is now predicted for The new monthly report Is also expected to reflect some increases in the prices of fresh, canned, frozen and dried fruits and vege- is July report on the Bureau, of I tables. They were all decontrolled abor Statistics' consumers' price | on July 1 by the new Defense ndcx. This report will be released! Mobilization law, passed by Con- bout August 25. This cost-of-livinc Index f o r June 15, 1952, stood at '83,G, an all - time high. The biggest monthly of the increase Korean war period was the 2,3 point jump from January 15 to February 15, 1951. An Increase of that Peter fcdson stze now WOU } d put the index around 192. It would mean another wage increase for the last quarter of the vear for all General Motors and other union labor contracts having an automatic cost-of-living adjustment clause for Its pay scales. This would be definitely Inflationary, if it touched off new demands for compensating wage increases by unions whose mem- i ess in June. The big riddle, of course, Is housewives who can't go Into a grocery store without wrecking a But they have the ' $10. labor leaders and the what the cost-of-living index will show for the report month ending August 15. Some government price experts think the Index will level off and maybe even show a I slight decline. ! But If the index shows another' jump like that from June to July, then the pressure for calling Congress back for a special session to toughen up the price control law will be hard to resist." President Truman's policy on this special session business seems to be one of watchful waiting. The August 15 price report, which will be published about September 25, should give the tip-off. By that time there will also be a clearer picture of how many cities are going to retain rent controls. Sharp rent increases, plus price increases, might start the howl n ga in for more controls. $LO bill. Unton union newspaper editorial writers use the cost-of-living increases to get new wage increases. But wages go up faster than prices, the stan dard of living is on the rise ano nobody is really suffering. So what the heck? This was overwhelmingly the sentiment of the last Congress when it passed the new law ex- ending price controls to next Apri! 50. This law is weaker- than the 951 law and far worse than tha of 1950. Congress didn't pass a better ,aw for four main reasons. First was pressure from farmers, food processors and retail merchants who Just naturally don't like price controls for themselves. They lobbied Congress hard to kill all controls, The voice of the consumer asking for continuation of controls simply was not heard. Second, was the fact that the administrators of the existing stabilization agencies simply did not sell Congress on the need for con- bers are not working under con- j Ex-6ov. Ellis Arnall's blast from trsicts providing for Automatic 1 the White House steps—when he cost'nMlving adjustments. simultaneously submitted his res- The July-15 cost-oMtvlns index ] igriatinn as director of price stabilization and demanded & special session of Congress to deal with inflation immediately—fell on deaf ears. He wns the only one excited about thn danger. He was tired and discouraged from the beating he took on the steel price rise. Nobody else in government or out, excepl possibly Bernard Baruch, seems iu think that the present infla tion is dangerous. Even consumers aren't t o ( squawks on high prices t'ronr increase was accurately forecast by the preliminary mid-month report on food costs. This BLS estimate, based on advance reports from eight cities, put the food Index at 235.1. Tliis July increase was attributed to an 1R per cent rise in ege prices and a 2 per cent rise in dairy products prices, bnlh attributed to recent droughts. Pork. lamb and poultry prices were also up. more than offsetting slight drops in beef and fish. "My Cousin Rachel." Only Burton isn't sure that he Ikf^ the comparison. "People who say I'm the aame type as Marlon couldn't be more wrong," he snapped. "Perhaps I look like him, but there the resemblance ends. I can be understood when I speak." His comment on British actors who come to Hollywood: "The English admire actors who come here, make great reputations for themselves and return home. But they still think that actors who remain in Hollywood are traitors." who Donald, O'Connor Is breaking his agent's heart, but he's saying "no" to offers of §10,000 a .week, plus hefty percentages of the net take, in night clubs and theaters. He's nixing benefits, personal- appearance tours to plug movies and invitations to whoop it up at Ciro's and the Mocambo, too, "because I'd like to keep my health. Rory Calhoun, who bellowed "Who Me?" when Fox let it out of the bag that he was being groomed for soup-and-fish roles, is feeling better about things. He's still on a horse In "Th» Way of a Gaucho" and "Powder River," and his own emoting isn't driving him out of tha projection •ooms. "I'm trying to get out of IhJ* aersonality thing and learn Rome- thing about acting," Rory tells it. 'Personally, I wish they'd just five me a pistol, a horse and spare :he dialog. But I realize that acting's a trade. You have to do bet^ :er with each picture these days. If you don't, that's all, brother." Rory on the "beautiful man" tag that he thinks he's lived down: "It's a murderous thing to pin, on a guy. It gets yo* nowhere in Hollywood." 75 Years Ago I* tlnued controls. done too good a They job. haven't card on this trick also, but his rea son was different. If West held both the ace and queen of hearts^ the situation was hopeless. West would then be able to establish and" cash .the spades. I: West had only the nee of hearts but not the queen, there could be no harm in playing low on the first round of that suit. After all, the ace might be blank. Once again luck was with declarer. West had to win,with his blank ace of hearts. West returned a spade, and South won with the nee. He then led a low diamond from his hand. West played .the eight of diamonds, and Sheinwold played a low diamond from the d u in my instead of trying to win the trick. The reason this time was that at least one diamond trick had to be Miss Virginia Little wfll attend Christian, 'College Columbia, Mo. r this fall. , '.'• A. son has been born to Mr. and Mrs. Harman -Taylor. - Mississippi County Sanitarian George Shamlin appeared be for* Blytheville's City Council and pleaded for cooperation of city of- icials In enforcing the city 1 * standard milk ordinance. He told the Council that them 'isn't a Grade A dairy in town." Third, was congressional resent-j lost no matter how favorably the ment against President Truman for seizing the steel industry and for not using (he Taft-Hartley law.,' Finally, nobody thought there was any danger of Inflation. Businessmen were more worried about a possible recession- The wholesale price index has been dropping steadily from its high of 115 in May. 1!)51. to HI • today. Retail prices had risen Jess than 3 per cent in the same period. Nobody was scared, The fact that controls diamonds were located. Declarer just wanted to make sure that he lost a diamond trick to East rather than to West. Since the eight of diamonds was the lowest outstand ing card of that suit, Sheinwold could feel fairly sure that East would be obliged to win the trick. This, again, was a good guess. East won with the ten of diamonds and returned another heart, allowing declarer to win a finesse, with the jack. The diamond finesse now might have been responsible for brought in the rest of that suit holding the line that much was overlooked. and declarer made ten tricks for lop score. /©»£* Ex-King Zog bought a place on Long Island last year. Now they say ex-King Farouk of Egypt will probably u-ind up in this country. With these and the ex-king of England spending his winters among us, maybe we should establish some sort of quota on dissolute royalty. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Mrs. O. G. B. asks whether | who work with the virus in the thereT'ls such a thin? ns parakeet! laboratory, however, are likely to fever. She savs she has hoarrt lhat [become infected and occasional if one handles a parakeet too J infected birds nre still found, much, one will gel this frver. Psittacosis in human beings Is ic condition about which. Mrs. smncthlnc l.Vcp virus or a typical chanc( , , o mak( , , h( , iamE -, yp( . „, more are „,„.. ,„ . ,_ ,.___, fof (hrcc happened. .„., .„ _.^,. Shp><iwold in the i which is a small living thine loo i Keep rets Healthy • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Here Is a Play Worth Remembering By OSWALD JACOBY tt'ritlcn for NEA Service Very seldom do you get the .. .... B. inquires is usually known as i pneumonia. Fortunately PS Uta?os,s, or parrot fever. It Isjcan he mrt to make the diagnosis . . ^ a disease caused by a virus, j definite. however, to Fred S small to see under .scope) nnd can be It (a new labor lawi vmut eive every opportunity to Ihe full piny of collective bargaining. —Sen. Richard Russell iD.. Ga.i. • « « It <a rivll rlchts bill' is unconstitutional on Its face and is designed as a fly-trap for un.siis- prctiiig minorities.—Georgia Oov. Herman Tal- marlge. + * * He (President Abraham Lincoln" told me Id make a ecod soldier after I pot my uniform. I did. too.—Civil War veteran Jamrs A. Hard. * * * I mean what I said. I have served my time. This is a man-killing Job.—President Harry S. Truman. « * • In any contest it Is real fi?h!ers who provide the difference between victory and defeat.—Republican presidential nominee Dwishl Eisenhow- the micro- 1 cn.u-jht only ! cl!her scnmn taken from a vie- from certain kinds of birds. I t ,. n of lhc d is ease who Is con- In other words, a person will not ; vale.scine or a Ronl serum which catrh the disease from hnnri'iing { has been produced, seesns to shorl- a healthy parakeet, but only from en the course of human pslltaco- one which- is infected. | si.s. Probably more important fire - go [nr ,,,. trc , 1tmfut ls concerned, recent tournament at Sacandaga Park. N. Y. West opened the (en a! spndes, This disease Involves birds stichi < ne amibiotlc relatives of pcnicll- * parrots primarilv. hut il can be H». from several of which good re- parrots p spread to human brings. When human beings become infected, the symptoms usually consist of a hish fever and changes in the lungs similar to those of pricnmo- nia. In 1932, T6 cases of psittacosis were reported in the United Slates -""Its '" treatment have been reported. If psittacosis had not been at- [ tacked promptly hy preventive measures and if the custom of keeplnit love birds, parrots, or parakeets In the home were more common than it is. the problem and .seven people died from the \ wotild have been much worse. disease. Durinc 1933. only 15 cases • F.von today, one who keeps birds and four deaths were icportcd.Jof this kind should make sure that The rapid improvement came from ' their pels are healthy. ' a quarantine which was imposed by the federal government on the shipping of parrots and similar birds between the states. Since, lhat time rair public, health services have been engaged in a continuous batlle .to eliminate psittacosis in susceptible birds. I:;!cc!cd birds have been destroyed and their importation has been prohibited. When Dad was married he «n- j nounced he would he bo^s or know the reason why. And nn* he knows. —GrcenevtlJe tTonn.) Sun, WEST * Q 10 9 8 7 4 V A » KOB + J84 NORTH * JS V 64 J * AQ763 + AQ9 EAST South Pass 2N.T. V Q 10987 » J 10 * 107 632 SOUTH (D) * A632 V K J 53 « 5-12 * + K5 Neither side vul. Wm North F.«* 1 A 2 « Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 10 and East naturally played Ih kin?, Sheinwold played low instta of winninp the ulck. We hoped tha > . . i East's ktnjj was n sir.Rlelon, i w-hich case East would have 1 '•I advertised that the poor would shift lo ft different suit, leavin bs welcome in this church at »1! | the ace of spades In the Sout There Is far less livelihood of • times." ;aid the minister, "and aft- (hand. contracsin? psittacosis now that|er hupc-Mim thv collee-tinn, I seel This was actually (he situation the number of infected birds hnsjlhey have come."—Nashville Ban- and East shifter! to the ten of | beco to itrlclly controlled. Thoso I ner. I 6e»rt«. fthelnwold puyed • low Show Business Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1" and Andy" 5 Shakespeare's "King " 9 Doris J2 Adhesive 13 Opera singer Gluck 14 Malt beverage 15 Musical compositions 17 Broadway, York 18 Post used in air races 19 Scoops out 21 Egyptian river 23 Observe 24 High mountain 21 Evict 29 Goddess of discord 32 Show mercy 34 Place next to 36 Opposed 37 Outcome 38 Falsifier 39 Pedestal part 41 Ocean 42 Weep 44 Peaks 46 Most acid 49 Italian territory In Africa 53 Equality 54 West Germany 56 French summer 57 Girl's name 58 Formerly 59 Worm 60 Paradise tl GUnc* ov«r lUpon 2 Plckford 3 Gem 4 Surgical thread 5 Household god 6 Runs together 7 Love god 8 Levels 9 Perilous 10 Toward the sheltered side 11 Evergreen trees ISVegelables 20 "The briny 25 Son of Jacob 45 Storage pits and Leah 46 German 26 Entertain- vice-admiral merits 47 Cereals 28 Slow (music) 48 Put on shoes' 30 Island (poet.) 50 French bank ' 31 Bristle 51 Peruvian 33 Mistake Indian 35 Persons 52 Arabian gull 22 Played a lute 40 Dress 55 Girl's 24 Soviet sea 43 Milton . nickname to » 31

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