The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 22, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 22, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT K (ARK.) COURTEH FRIDAY, AUGUST 22, 1952 TME BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINBS, Publisher HARRY A. HAINBS, AMlstant Pu A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor D. HUMAN, Advertising Man Sol« National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wilmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Hernphi*. Entered as second claw matter tt th« port- ofJlc* «» Blythcvllle, .Arkansas, undv act o( Con- greM, October », 1911. Member of The Associated SUBSCRIPTION HATEH: By carrier In the cltr at BlylhtvlUe or anj •uburban town where carrier Mrrlce K maintained, 25e per week. By m»ll, within a radius ol SO miles, $5.00 per year, 12.50 (or six months, $1.25 (or three monthi; br ™u outside 50 mil* Jone, *12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Ami Iruly (he Son of man gatlh, as 11 was determined: bul woe unlo that man bs whom he Is belraj-ed!— Luke 22:22. * * • The traitor to Humanity is the Unltor most accursed; Man Is more than Constitutions; belter rot beneath the sod, Than be true to Church and State while wa are false to God.—Lowell. Barbs The only time a traffic light shows green in two directions Is when two drivers arc explaining a crash to the cops. * * * Four purses were stolen from a bertrnom while the owners were playing brHje. CiirsJ what the women will talk about during the next several fet-to-gelhers. - * * • During most big conventions some folks sweat It out in a Turkish bath. * * * How about Congress passing a labor law that prevents young kids from working their parents to death? * *. + A health expert sny& that two apples a day are better than one. The doctors won't like that. UMT Died Quietly, Buried on Capitol Hill Remember Universal Military Train- Ing? The wise' ones predicted it would be a dead duck in this election year, and It seems they were pretty right. Judging from the tones rising from many a political platform these days, you must conclude that training a man for a possible fob in the army is just about the worst thing that could happen to him. How much belter, these politicos seem to be saying, to let the fellow alone to enjoy his peacetime pursuits and then, if a real emergency arises and he has to be drafted, throw him in for a fast training stint and let him learn in the field, the hard way. Some of the office-seekers make it sound almost ns if the army is on the way out, like parking space, roofs without television antennas, and truce talks that reach a decision. But give us. one sharp signal from Russih arid they'll r.ll go dashing to the rostrum to declare they never said these things. had one or more unsafe conditions. About one-third of the defects were unsafe brakes, a sixth were blowouts or other tire defects, and another sixth were Improperly adjusted or burned- out lights. Speeding was the most important driver violation in fatal accidents. Approximately 28 per cent of the fatal-accident drivers were going too fast for safety under the prevailing conditions —traffic, weather, type of road. In cities, right-of-way violations were second in importance. In the conn- try, it was failure to keep to the right of the center lino. Others were being under the influence of alcohol, improper passing, and ignoring the signals of a policeman or traffic control device, such ns a stop sign or red light. A special study carried out by the states of Connecticut, Massachusetts, Nebraska and Wisconsin showed that young people are by fat- the most dangerous drivers. More traffic deaths occur in October than in any other month, with September, November and December also bad. This despite the fact the peak motor vehicle traffic load occurs in August. The fewest traffic deaths occur in February. . Reports from 21 states indicated that SO per cent of the fatal accidents occurred on straight roads, 13 par cent . on sharp turns and 7 per cent on curves. On the basis of motor vehicle deaths per 100 million vehicle miles, Rhode Island was safest last year with 3.0. Massachusetts and Connecticut each has 3>9 and South Dakota '1.6. At the bottom of the safety list were Arizona and New Mexico with 12.9 each and Nevada and South Carolina with 12.0. If further proof is needed that driving is a hazardous business, witness rising auto insurance rates. Both hazards and rates could be reduced, however, by stiffer and more uniform .slate regulations governing the condition of both the driver tmd his car. Grim Statistics Show Need Of Uniform Safety Laws In at least one state automobile drivers arc now being issued lifetime operator's permits which don't even need renewing. This sort of thing could encourage a person so incapacitated by age, infirmity, or alcohol that he can hardly walk on his own two legs to simply get in his car and drive where he's going. Also, of the '18 states and the District of Columbia, only 17 have compulsory motor vehicle inspection. Twenty-six have no compulsory inspection at all, five leave the matter up to the individual towns and cities, and one authorizes spot inspection by police. Partly as the result of such hit-or- miss regulations, deaths caused by motor vehicle accidents last year hit an all- time high of 37,300. And the toll of injured rose to 1,300,000. In a grimly fascinating booklet entitled Accident Facts, the National Safety Council goes into some of the causes and circumstances of these accidents, which last year killed twice as many Americans as have lost their lives in more than two years of Korean war fighting. For instance, regarding the faulty mechanical condition of vehicles, which could be greatly improved by periodic compulsory inspection, reports from 25 states indicate that about 6 per cent of the vehicles involved in fatal accidents Views of Others Subsidy-Free Olympics Olympic. 1 ; participation never has been subsidized by this country, which Is to say that Federal money nnd consequent Federal control have been avoided. And we are glad. By tills time, with bureaucratic treatment, we would have had the 100-meter Gravy Swim, the high-dive Pork Barrel eye_nt, nnd the ski Jump by relay teams, up, not dwwiiy Alt. Deficit. Cmi'l you Just see Oscar Ewing 'h short drawers taking the high hurdles, some junior grade W. Averell Harriman hurling the free-dollar dls- C\LS, a pole-vaulting Ellis Arnall soaring Into the Wild Blue Yonder having decontrolled the law of gravity, a fledgling Dean Acheson skinning the cat, or the RFC boys skinning a mink? Wns ever a weight-lifter like "Muscles" Vaughsm, burdened' by his medallions? These are a type of athletes escaped thus far on our side In the greatest extravngfinsa ol sporta developed Tor world competition. And we are glnd. —Nashville Banner Makes Good Sense SO THEY SAY 'Where's Everybody?" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Be- Ind the Screen; Janet Leigh's rmrmuHng "Who said so?" to the how business theory that a real- ife married couple can't wreck he air-conditioning In theaters with GizUng love scenes, Janet, who co-stars with hubby ?ony Curtis In Paramount's "Houdini," doesn't think the movie- joers are going to yawn in the clinch scenes because she and Tony are Mr. and Mrs. "It depends on the people involved," Janet remarked. "Lynn Font mine and Alfred Lunt get jretty torrid In their love scenes. Sex Harrison and Llli Painter aren't slouches, either. H depends on how audiences have accepted the ntarrEage ot the stars con- talelit—Ihe talent's right In movie- town. Producer Joule Tapps arguing his point and claiming: "We're using great musical personalities as dramatic actors. Let muiUcal people slay where they are and stop going out for Oscars. We get a dancer out here wo turn her Into It's wrong." Tapps, producer of "All Ashore," thinks and right away a Greer Garson. Columbia's that stars cemed. We believe mantle." ours is 'ro- Peter Edson's Washington Cofum All Wage Increases Since 3 50 Set the Pattern for WSB Cases Peter Edson In a picture show the other night an actress playing the role of a dumb blonde came across with a little gem of wisdom. She said she had decided Ilia I she would spend thirty minutes ft day just thinking. Saicl that with the movies nnd radio and television people just- stayed too busy to do any thinking. It would be good lor all of us to set aside thirty minutes ft day just to think. Uninterrupted thought has played a major role in the development of our civilznUon and tnost ol its are doing far too IHtle thinking nowadays. —Evergreen (Ala.) Courant WASHINGTON —(NEA>— Economic Stabilization Director Roger L. Putnam has under his desk blotter a big churl showing the cumulative wage increases grunted in major industries since Jan. 1, 1950. That dfite was six months before the, start of the Korean war. Things were rolling fairly smoothly then. It's flfl good n place as nny to begin measuring the impact of the Inflationary wave of price and - wage Increases which the Korean tvnr brought on. Flighlighls of what, Mr. Putnam's chart shows are these: International Harvester has hat! increases totaling 50 cents an hour —34 cents In straight wages and 10 cents In fringes. General Motors 1ms had increas- s totaling 44 % cents—30'/ 2 cents n straight wages and 14 cents In fringes. The recent steel strike settle merit, plus earlier increases, gave steel workers total Increases cents—32 cents in wager., cents in fringes. These figures are cited lo tndl cnte that the steel wage seltlemen did not set ft new pattern or a new ceiling for future increase; in other Industries. It is within this range of lota increases of from 37 ia to 50 cent an hour since Jan. I. 1050. tha future wage cases are likely to b settled by the new Wage Stabll zation Board. ' Under its new chairman. Arch bold Cox, this new WSB has jus started to function. The new Dt fcnse Mobilization net which crea ed this board as a replacemen for the old one which tried liled to settle the steel wage case, pcrates under much limited au- lority. Might I*t Board Hie It can consider only wages—not bor disputes. It must work: un- cr the director of Economic Sta- illgntion, Mr. Putnam. So there ill be no more surprise tit-uisiuiis. Finally, the terms of all the new VSB members expire next May 1. if Congress doesn't like what ie board has been doing, it will 3 allowed to die. . ] Tlie board already, has Its work | ut out. In addition to hundreds' minor cases, it will have nt east five major decisions to make the next eight mouths in rub- aer, cotil. mcnl-packing, electrical, nd shipbuilding. Only the rubber-workers' case s n o w be fore t he bo a r d for a p- irovnl. But the others may be expected in due course. This Is he f record of settlements since Jan. 1, 1950, for key companies :hose industries: ' Goodyear Rubber—Total increases to August, 1951, 24 & cents hour. The increase expected to be approved wilt be in the neighborhood of 10 cents, making total increases 34 li cents. Coal—Totiil increases to February, 1951, 39 cents-29 cents in wnges nnd 10 cents in fringes, John L. Lewis hns not yet made public his demands nrul there is no indicated sett lenient. But the coal industry claims record stocks of conl above ground nnd slack business, Indicating inability to paj much more money. Meat-packers — Swift employees granted total increases of 29 \\ cents tin hour last December—2SV'4 cents In wages nnd one cent in fringes. The unions ore demand ing n substantial wage increase guaranteed annual wage, pensions, health and other fringe benefits. Packing companies, like coal operators, are pleading inability to pay more out of present profits. 'Involve Million Workers Electrical industry — General Electric employes given total increases of 29 cents an hour cumulative to September, 1D51—25 cents in wages, four cents in fringes. Negotiations for new contracts have been opened,, with the unions demanding increases of 20 to 30 i cents an hour—12 to 15 cents in wages, the rest in fringes. Shipbuilding—West const ship- ntilders have been granted total ncreases of 19 cents an hour up o January, 1951—18 cenis ai wages nd one cent in irlnges. East coast shipbuilders were given raises averaging 25 cents in June, 1951, and are demanding 20 cents addi- ;ional now. More than a million workers are involved in these major disputes. There is R primary inflationary mpact in whatever wage increns- es are approved, through putting (hat much more spending money into circulation. Wage earners, of course, say that they need the money to keep up with the rising William Talman can't figure Hollywood out. Just when he thought he had crawled out of tlie killer trench with nice-guy roles in. "The Racket" and "One Minute to Zero," he was cast as a trigger-happy convict in. "The Difference," "Nobody ever saw me as a psychopathic killer until I hit Hollywood," he shrugged, *'I was leading man on Broadway, played the romantic lead in 'Dear Ruth.' All of a sudden I'm a crazy in-the-head character." Moviegoers, wails Talman. don't remember screen heavies the way they did back in the days when George Raft and Eddie Robinson were pups. "I keep being referred to as a promising newcon^er, This after four years in Hollywood, play in; meaner guys than Raft or Robinson ever dreamed of." • "What Heroes Head This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones. . . The camera's trained on the interior of Gordon MacRae's apartment in romantic Morocco in "The Desert Song" at Warners. Gordon, playing El Koba, the fearless, intrepid leader of the Riffs, is playing a scene with Kathryn Grayson and Dick Wesson. When the lights dim for the lunch-hour taresik, I examine the set, particularly the bookcase. Somebody slipped up on the books for El Koba's library. One of-the brave hero's tomes is Louisa Mae Alcott's "Little Women. like Van Johnson, Janls Carter, June Ally-son, John C,a r r o II, George Raft, James Cagney, John Payne, Walter Pidgeon, Joan Crawford, Ann Southern, Shelly iVmters, Shirley Temple and Irene Dunne ought to be dancing and singing for the glory of the >ox-office instead of going in for leavy emoting. "Hollywood doesn't have to worry about TV if we make musicals with people who started as dancers and singers," he said. "People want to ue entertained. Nobody wants to go to see somebody else's troubles on the screen." Fortune Awaits Without Photographed staga plays novr that Hollywood's searching for appetizing new movie bait? Judith Anderson, high priestess of the U. S. stage, thinks there's a fortune waiting for !he first Hollywood studio that will train cameras on a Broadway play. About .^\ to begin rehearsals with Ty Power J for Paul Gregory's production of "John Brown's'.Body," Judith told me: "Television productions ot fa- ., mous stage plays prove that there's a great, untapped audience ' for Broadway productions. If Hollywood doesn't move in, TV vill. It can be done for very lit- le money and yield a great profit. ,. 3very great stage star would bo ; nterested." : Judith on live TV: "I tried H— '• .t's horrible. In the theater, I leave my true self in the "dressing room. But on TV, it's hades on earth, a real rat race, The sets are spread all over and I have no sense of direction, anyhow. I was always heading toward the wrong set p.nd they had to have a man on hand to push me in the right direction." '" ' { '"***" Hollywood studios don't have to beat the bushes for new musi Overheard at the C a p t a I n'3 Table: "A husband Is a man who, if you give him enough rope, will be tied up at the office." cost of living. Then there is a secondary Impact in price increases approved for products of the industries where wage increases are approved. That is the crux of the whole dispute over the recent steel wage increase. The steel companies bad to be given a $5.65- per-toti price increase to cover the wage increase. Whether this increase will be absorbed by the steel industry and Its primary customers or passed on and multiplied by their secondary customers is the big question. The answer be found in the rounds of trumps, ending in my, anil lead the Queen of hearts from dummy. He would then make all thirteen tricks. As it happened, however, South won the first trick with the king of clubs nnd irnmedSafely drew three rounds of trumps. This, was a fantastic error, but it was actually made by an experienced player at a tournament. I nm sure that most oE my readers see similar mistakes from time to time. After this horrible beginning, South led the king of hearts, announcing: "You can't get belter than a king for your ace!" This little speech had no effect on Elaine Landy, who held the East cards. Mrs. Lnndy has been playing bridge for only a few months, but she has already learned not to believe everything an opponent says. (This was probably the first thing she learned from her husband, Alvin Landy, who Is general manager of the American Contract Bridge League and also one" of the best bridge players in the country.) Mrs. Lamly thought the situation over carefully and refused to take her nee of hearts. Now South was, of course, a perished pelican He would not lose a. heart trick but no matter how he struggled IS Years Ago Jn B/ytfeevj/fe— The Ricc-Stix garment factory, built by contributions of citizens, n nearing completion and is nl- uost, ready for occupancy. Thirty-two Mississippi Countlana are taking treatment for rabies. Miss Alma Peters spent tne weekend in Di/tu-bburg. Sunday School Lesson By W. K. Gilroy, D. JL>. Written for NEA Scrvicn There are no experiments going on in the United States tint would come close to being flying saucers.—Aeronautics expert Dr. Edward R. Sharp. + * + Sex is what we French have most on our minds. Here tin America) everybody is trying to make money. — Movie actress Corrine Calvct. * * # If the United Nations goes the way of the League of Nations, the last hope of man to organize the way of peace will disappear.—Vice President Albcn Barkley. / » * * Actually there is no widespread corruption in government.—Solicitor General Philip perlman. * * * It wouldn't be any harder for a man to be , married to a lady politician than to an actress. —Movie actress Jane Russell. * * * There is an Interlocking relationship of communism in the United States with communism elsewhere,—Martin Dies, former chairman of the House un-American activities commute*. What King David Dirt For Israel... David's career began ns a shepherd boy killing Goliath in sight of Israel's threatening foes and her own trembling nnny. David's as- endoncy to power came as Israel's ffalrs were at a very low ebb. King Saul lay a suicide on the bnttlc field the defeated army of Israel was night at the end of the First Book of Samuel. The Second Book Is concerned chielly with the reign ot David. He jecame king after a "long war be- ,wccn the house of Saul and the souse of David" (II Samuel 3:1>. This situation follows Kin? Saul's death and was only R continuation of the thin? confronting David ear- ter whe Saul sought to kill him Forced to flee. David bccnme the virtual leader of an outlaw band in the Cave of Adullam d Samuel 22:1 and 2>. Rending of David's constant peri! during this period give. 1 ? a vivid Im- Asion of his strength and firmness of character, A powerful ambition must have moved him, or he would have taker the easier way of solitude and escape. He appears not only ns a man of heroic quality, but as a lender inevitably rtesifined lor great and striking achievements. It was as a leader in Israel that his greatness was attained. The kingly experiment, begun with Saul, hart faUed but now I irmly established upon lho throne, David saw his enemies overthrown and IhR Kingdom of Israel on a strong foundation. The strength of this appeared when King Solomon extended nnd consolidated the heritage David feft him. Full effect of this can only be realized when we understand the semi-organized, tribal life of the Jews. They wcer always in peril rom hostile peoples surrounding .hem from the ttnic they left from till the actual building of their people into a nation. Noteworthy, and perhaps symbol- of this new national and racial strength, was David's founding of a new capital for Israel- Using his soldier-judgment, he established the capital nt Jerusalem. Jerusalem! When we realize all the name Implies politically and religiously, that act alone marks him as a great originator and founder. Scattered in travel, trade or exile throughout the anctent world, generations of Jews have prayed with fnees toward Jerusalem, It Is the "Holy City" for Chris- Uans as well. Throughout Us glory mingled with tracedy. its description .still has the ancient charm: "Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole C!\rlh, is Mount Zlon, on th< sides of the north, the city ol the great King" (Psalm -18:2). In the long list of honors cor. ferred on General Eisenhower !s the Order of the Elephant, award ed by Denmark after World War n. That may have been a cue to the GOP in Chicago in giving Gen eral IXe a commission to order th etephant around for awhlle.Ashe ville (N.C,> Citizen. The worst thing about history that even 1 time it repeats itself the prices go up. — Camden County rrogru*. Uos are marked up. Will it be 5 to cover the ton of steel, or aO to S100 io cover the inflation? • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Jon't Let Errors Discourage You By OSWALD JACOBY Wriltcn (or NEA Service If South had played today's hand roperly, I would not be writing bout It. But even though south id Hub it pretty badly. East still iad to make the right play to iefeat the slnm contract. West opened a club and South svon \vitti the king. He should have NORTH M »«61 V Q J 10 7 6 4 »K32 + 5 WEST EAST 48 *J94 V82 VA853 « J 10 5 4 « Q 9 8 « 4.Q10978: *J3 SOUTH (B) * A K. 101 53 »K #A7 + AKM Worth-South vui. Scut* Wnt NorU EM* 1 4 Pas» 1 » Pass 34 Pass 44 Pass 6 4 Pas Pa;* Pass ted the king of hearts at once. : the opponents took this trick, Soul would be able to draw trumps enc ing In dummy, and discard nil his losevs on durnmy's establisfte hearts. If ths defenders refused lh was bound to lose two clubs. Louisiana Hayride HORIZONTAL 7 Hops' ki n 1,6 Capital ot 8 Western stato Louisiana 9 Light (slang) 11 Speaker 10 Lampreys 13 Princely 12 Leases residence 13 Surrenders 14 Bristly 18 Correlative 15 Give as an of cither inalienable 20 Leveled possession 21 Cuddle IS Distress sipnal22 Certify 17 Row slightly 23 Handles 19 Her Majesty's 2VGood Queen ship (ab.) n — " o{ 20 Implore England 24 Indian 25 Proportion warriors 26 Feminine 27 Geologic!,; appellation layers 28 Cburch part 31 Roof edges 29 Binder 32 Lukewarm 30 Augments ^ifVnfino 34 Facilitated herbs 38 Louisiana has 45 Lion 44 African fly (var.) 47 Type of fur 50 Louisiana has many S3 Lariats 54 Cubic meters 55 Withers 56 Small sip VERTICAL 1 Overseer (coll.) 2 Go by aircraft 3 Makes lace 4 Sioux Indian 5 Numbe^ <ab.) 1 1 f, 21 3< » 3J 2E S 26 SO 17 » 55 W « ?•'' IU & ^ ".> Old Doc Smilhers says his boy.', • is doing a lot better with roed-i 5 ical practice than he could do.) The young Doc can think up • more fancy names for common ailments than old Doc would bother about. d) NEA •• Answer to Previous Puzzls c s sis Pit 36 Small bodies of land 45 Hard fat about kidneys 46 Essential being 39 Eye (Scot.) 40 Brythonic sea 48 Follower god (pi.) 49 Naval air •51 "Emerald. Me" 42 Persian tentmaker 44 Rocky crags station 51 Pewter coin of Thailand 52 Affirmative vole- draw

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