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RT (Anic.) COURTEK 3*1 BLYTHEVILLB. COURIEU NEWS THE COURIER NEW8 CO. H. W. HAINES. Publlshtr BAHRT A. HAINHB, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDFUCKSON, Editor PAUl, D. HUUAN, Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wilmer.Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphi*. KnteKd u second class matter at the post- efflt* at Blj'theville, .Arkansas, under act of Con- frtf*, October P, !9n, Member of The Associated Prew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By ^carrier in the city o( Blytheville or any Ruburb&n town' where carrier service U maintained, 25c per week. By muil', within n radius of 50 mites. JD.OO per year, $2.50 for six months SI.25 for three month*: by nail outside 5« mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Vet ye Ea.v, The way of thfr Ixird is not filial Hear now, O Iiou.se ot Israel; Is not m> way equal? are not your ways unequal? — K/i-hiel 18:25. * * * AIL men are by nature equal, marie all of (he same earth by one Workman; and howes'er ive deceive ourselves, as dear unto Cod is the poor peasant as the mighty prince.—Plato. Barbs A lot of people get their start In life very easily — but in the wrong direction. , * * * An Ohio boy of five cut off the curl5 of three of his little R lr1 plnj-male.s. .lust a little snipl * + * Lots of eople go on their vacation in the full spirit — but with reservations. * * * Th« Treasury Department MTS the average dollar bill lasts nine months. How dumb do (hey think we arer * • • Fourteen Inches of skin wern put on an Injured aviator's back. The best graft news we've ever heard. We May Have to Find Cash To Stabilize Dipping Franc The French franc has taken another dip, and with it dip the hopes that the Pinaj' government is long for this world.. He's not out yet, but the fiscal handwriting is on the wall. The latest dido of the mercurial franc accompanied warnings by the French defense minister that France was in for more economic trouble if she didn't pet more orders for military goods from the United States. France had been counting on more than £600 million worth of such orders, but it looks like she will get less than ' a third of that- That may well mean that France will have to cut her armament program, which in turn will mean a lot of workers thrown out of jobs. The thought of that doesn't help any the Pinay government's chances of remaining in power. But Pinay, himself, who has based his entire government program on a reasonable, middle-of-the-road approach, has middle-of-the-road answers to his latest difficulties. If more money is not forthcoming from America, he says, then that is that and nothing can be done, about it. So by more economies here and there he named them — France might still be able to make it. 'But America's stake in Europe is big, and France's part in that stake is, an important one. For instance, if France should fall down badly on her NATO commitments, that military organization for the. defense nf Europe would he. badly weakened. So it seems possible that this country may still dredge up financing France so desperately needs Not as much money as the French are asking for. l.tit perhaps just enough to sec them through this latest of what sometimes seems like a series of perpetual crises. And as if the Pinay government wasn't having enough trouble, its opposition will be drumming up all the criticism it can think of between now and the next meeting of Parliament in October. Pinay, whose government gamble was to somehow stabilize the franc and to extract a little njore from this country than has thus far been forthcoming, could of course solve the whole thing by either raising taxes or making a reasonably thorough collection of those already in existence, but there is no chance of it. That would cause another government upheaval, sure enough. Meantime, ordinary Frenchmen and American tourists alike, thronged the Frentch beaches, watched or took part in the frantic money changing in the falling franc, and hoped, in an August holiday sort of way, for the best. Bank Opens Their Eyes to Education It's taken a war to open our eyes to a neiv wrinkle in education. Under the so-called Korean Veterans Bill, discharged members of the Armed Forces who have been on active duty •since July, 1950, are entitled to up to 36 months of educational benefits. Rut whereas in World War II t h e money was paid directly to the school, under the new legislation monthly payments from the government will be made to the veteran himself. This meant that schools, instead of getting a full semester's tuition in advance, were going to have to work out something to accomodatc the veterans operating on a month-to-monlh basis. One of the first colleges to work out a practical arrangement was the Stev- en.s Institute of Technology, of Hoboken, N. J. Stevens,-through an arrangement with local hanks, is now able to get its tuitions from veterans in an advance lump sum, with the. veterans repaying the hanks out of their monthly government checks. Which brings up tho point, if such a system can be worked out for veterans why not also for other students \v h o Just can't get up the full semester's tuition in advance? The president of Stevens says several banks throughout the country have written him about his college's plan This • may be a sign, he snys, "that financial circles are at last becoming concerned with a problem that has bothered educators for years: how to permit young people, regardless of their economic situations, to attend the college they want to." And a very good sign it is, too. Views of Others Squeeze Play in Korea Unless the men In the Kremlin are ulngu- larly dense, It should not be difficult for them to see through the newest U..V. strategy in Korea. The decision to bomb 18 North Korean towns, after giving ample advance warning to each, can mean only one thing. After proving to the world that the Communist nuggestton for a truce was merely « stalling tactic, the U.N. command has decided to apply pressure where H will hurt the worst in an effort to obtain » real urmis- tlce. The method chosen hns psychological advant- "ges, at well m military benefit!!. The warning to civilians. Including the very hour of the attack, is a..humanltarian move to protect Innocent bystniidSrVCTrom the destruction rained on military objectives In their midst. It ^Elvc.s the lie to the oft-repeated Communist charge that the U.N. forces are causing unnecessary and Inhumane slaughter. Furthermore, the mere fact that the U.N. can call Ita shots so accurately should prove to the . people of North Korea, and Indeed to the whole Communist world, that the Reels are no longer superior, that their effort to invade and conquer South Korea hns failed miserably. Pinnlry, the Communist military commanders will be put in a most awkward position. It they rise to the halt and attempt to halt this relentless, town-to-town bombing with their own sir forces, they face defeat and the shattering of their myth of Invincibility. If they stand by and do siothing, they risk an enormous psychological setback. The objective of the new strategy Li to make the Communists reali?e tho'value of a bona fide armistice. In our opinion, it has R S ood rhance of succeeding. —Charlotte dV. C.I News. What He Found at Home The editor's telephone rang yesterday morning ar.d a voice asked. "Can you lell me why they are striking at the Vvheland gun plant?" "Because four employes were discharged.' the inquirer was informed. "If that all?" he askert. "Yes. That's the re.ison." "Thanks." said ihe voice, now acridly ttnserf «'i!h bitterness. "I just wanted to know, t am a Marine, home on lra\e" - Ohiinanoaga News-Free Press SO THEY SAY The unhnly alliance of steel companies wants tital suirpndrr by the union. —. CIO President Philip Murray. « » » 1 was a Republican '":-:rc>. T didn't know any hctior^Mrs. Pcrlo Mc.Ma. U.S. M-.mster to Uix- ernbauig. " « « r am iMrtortakn-.e ,-,n riss-sumr-nt I did not ask for. T hope I can do it weil.—Democratic presidential niminoo Artlni filrvcn.-on. • • * r uris rrd up with this utter hypocnsy. \Vc "olkori out. I;N chief truce nrfrotiatpr Ma).-Gen. William K. Harrison. « • t I Mill tr;ink we're so:ue to set an armistice ont thore nn Korea i, particularly because r IhlnV the Communist* want onc.-Chict of Naval Oper- 'tioiu Adm. William Fcchsclc-r. A Political Achilles Heel TtWSCAT, ATTGUST 28, 1953 OH,B0// WHAT A CflAWt TO SKILL / Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Name a Statistic —• Some Worker In Government Is Sure to Have It WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Outside of the three and a hnlf million in the armed service's and the half million U lakes to carry fhe malls, more government people are employed in collecting statistics then any other one thing. Name any kind of statistics you want and y o u can be sure that somebody in government has 'em. They fill f i 1 1 n g cabinets which, if stacked one on top of another. Peter Edson wo ,, w mak( . .... other statistic. Published In book form, these satstics make handy little volumes like the 1200-page federal budget, or the, 1000-page Statistical Abstract of the United State . which is published by Department of Commerce. This is one of the smaller tomes in the collection, being only an abstract. Government statistical collections got so big that ihe othor day the Bureau of th eBudget put out a new handbook on Statistical Services ot the United States. This Is just a directory to help the stranger in town finti his way throutrh the statistics, but U fills a book of 78 pages. In the hack of this Statistical Services handbook there is a bibliography of periodical government publications dealing with .statistic.*;. It lists 125 of these publications —which is another statistic. Statistically Confused Sometimes a coupie of ihrse statistical services will eel all louled up in each other's fiKlire^. ;iuri there's a terrible tiine trying to straighten them out. That's the situation now with retard to a couple reports from Department of Commerce and Department of Labor. Commerce put out a hut ST^-.IS- tical report saying U. s. prr capita income was S15R4 J.i5t vr\ir— an increase of 10 per cent over the year before. Figuring line | family.'It would make family In- I come over $4500— on the average. | But then along conies Depart- i ment of Labor with another sta- j lisiical report saying the average i city family had an income of $4300 last year, but went into debt $400 | because it spent S4700. I To make it all the more com- i plicated, Department of Cjjm- j merce has another statistical re- j port to show that personal savings are now at the record high of j 7 per cent of disposable Income, I or about $113 per capita, $339 per family. It just shows what you can do with statistics. Gone and Forgotten It was something of a coincidence that in the same week 83- year-old Sen. Kenneth McKellar of Tennessee was defeated for reelection In the Democratic pri- . niary, U. S. airmail service ob- I served its 24th anniversary. While the aging Tennessean, ciean of the Senate, was considerable of a problem to hiR colleagues in recent years, in his younger days Senator McKellar practically pioneered U.S. airmail, service and forced it through Congress. He rode the first airmail planes when they were open-cockpit johs to prove flying the mail was safe. ] He rammed through appropriation i bills to get the airmail started. I against all kinds of opposition from the reactionaries. As the senator grew older he ( himself became one of these reac- j lionnries and a rortci block to much i progressive legislation. His early j record was forgotten. And when a luncheon was held In Washington rer-emly to commemorate the : start of the airmail service. Sena- j tor McKellar wasn't present. He wasn't even invited. llitinr the Hand . . . Department of Agriculture is ; about to publish a floO-pace yearbook on the subject of insects. It will have T2 color pictures of the i more important insects, with 200 i other line drawings to help iden-'- ! fi/y the jjinre important bugs. There's a key on how to make a collection o[ them. This new Insect yearbook Is the •16th in & series that was begun in 1836. Government Printing Office will sell the book for $2.50 a copy, but every congressman is given a big bunch for Iree distribution to his constituents. It's one of the minor grafts which the lawmakers give themselves every year. After which soinebody usually gets up and makes a speech criticizing the Da- partment of Agriculture'for giving away so much free literature. All In the rolnl of V/ew After Congress of Industrial Organizations had published its voting records of senators and congressmen during the last session —to show which had voted "right" and "wrong" on the more Important Issues, from the CIO point of view—U. S. Chamber of Commerce was asked tf it wouldn't want to get up a list to give the other side of the picture. Chamber officials declined, not wanting to make anybody mad. But from the CIO's tabulation of senators who voted "wrong" on every issue from its point of view, it Is possible to construct a list of senators whom the employers would srnre ,as having voted "right" on the main Issues. This would be that list: Byrd of Virginia, Bennett of Utah, Briefer of Ohio, Bridges of New Hampshire, Butler of Maryland, Butler of Nebraska. Jenner of Indiana. McClellan nf Arkansas, Martin of Pennsylvania. Minikin of Colorado, Schoeppel of Kansas and Welker of Idaho. Senator Taft of Ohio, usually considered the CIO's pet hate number one and the businessman's idol, was scored as voting right I on public health, public housing j and the St. Lawrence seaway, wron son 13 other major issues. Cnstly Drivel on Reroril Congress has bren gone f r n in Washington for nearly a- month, but the dear old Congressional Record continues to come out every n<nv and th?n. The main reason for publication Scf KDSON on Paee ^ Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEAl- Movies Without Popcorn: Olivia de Havilland in a blue negligee is brushing tier hair and swapping dialog with British newcomer Richnrd Burton In a key scene for "My Cousin Rachel." The stnrs are let- tor-perfect in their lines, but Director Henry Koster is worried because Olivia and Burton are framed against a four-poster bed. He holds a conference with the cameraman and a few minutes later the camera set-up Is changed. So when you'll see "My Cousin Rachel" in movie theaters you won't see the bed. In real life when couples go to sleep, the angels watch. In Hollywood, the censors watch. An Everglades swamp filled with quicksand has oeen constructed on Ifie U-I lot for "Seminole," a story of U. s. cavalrymen and Indians in 1835. I arrive on the set as Director Bud Boetticher is about to film n scene in which Rock Hudson. Richard Carlson. Jimmy Best and H stunt men sink into the sucking mire. It's done by means of a hydraulic Jack, hidden under ground cork, and Ihere's tension in the air as the camera turns. When the lights go on and a rescue man in a diving helmet reports that all the actors are safe, Boetttcher, who directed "The Bullfighter and the Lady," sighs, "Bulls are safer." MGM Economy Elizabeth Taylor, Fernando Lamas, William Powell and G i s Young are the principals at work in MOM's "The Girl Who Had Everything." Lamas, on one side of the room, and Gig, sitting with Lia and Powell on the other side, are bidding against one another for a thoroughbred yearling. Extras crana their necks as the stars start at $10,000 and raise their bids. At one point. Lamas exceeds the figure in the script and the director calls for another run- through before trying for a "take." "Twenty thousand, 40 thousand," shrugs Lamas. "Who cares?—it's MGM'a money." there's nothing to indicate that Ihs story takes place on the Erie Canal in 1850. When J ask about II, I'm told that Betty Is indeed a period heroine. "It's just that she has modern dreams," my studio informant explains. Ida Lupino, dressed as if she il'c.re on her way to a lawn party, is directing Edmond O'Brien and Frank Lovejoy /or a tense, brutal scene in "The Difference." It's the story of a maniacal killer; played by Bill Talman, who kidnaps two businessmen on a fishing trip and hotris them as hostages, film will be against the background Says frail, delicate Ida: "All I can say is that I hope my next (of a French boudoir." That TV Influence "The Pony Express" company is shooting outdoors on the Paramount lot and there are more than the usual quota of visitors on hand to watch Charlton Heston, Rhonda Fleming, Jan Sterling and Forrest Tucker at work in front of the studio's permanent western town. Wranglers guide horses past (hs camera and dust clouds rise from the ground as a prelude to a gun fight between Heslon, as Buffalo Bill, and Tucker, as Wild Bill Hickok. A small TV-minded boy who In watching the scene with" his parents suddenly blurts it out: "If that's Wild ,:Bill Hickok, where'3 Andy Devine?" Belly arable, John Carroll and Dale Robertson, coached by .lack Cole, are in the midst of a dream ballet sequence for "The Farmer Takes a Wife" at fox. Shapely Betty is dressed in filmy, transparent draperies and Pretty Debra Pnget, whistle stuff in emerald-green leotards, and a. group of dancers are being put through (heir paces by Dance Director Nick Castle in a musical number In the Sousa biography, "The Stars and stripes Foreveri" at Fox. As the dancers rehearse, tho camera follows them as it will when actual shooting begins. This is Debra's first chance as a musical comedy queen and I'm told that the voice ringing from Ihs play-back machine is her own. "But not her costume," whispers a studio onlooker. "Betty arable wore it a couple of pictures back." I I li F-,,, f «,,-»„, C r Bv K1HVJN l>. JORDAN. M. I). De />*& tot .Vm - , vrilt j n ror XEA Scrvlce <ot Ions; aqo a i/-i re^pniKii-nl it \\'ill be uooti for them. :cd for a i;st of IIKKIS ^hirii; When tiu-y tio this the normal '.vrre consupatinL' and a l:^t nf L-intJini ol bcnvcl evacuation is dis- those \vblch wore lull. This is an uunrri and u.>'.;ally not rc-estah- impossible task, but a ri;.'; i;-.v,on ' iisllect for .se\eral d?^-s. Also the or the .subject in yi'i'.rral worth white, since tliL< IF the Inost common ot all i^ \\oU ono of. problems. True constipation means fernl matter is retri inert in the in-; regular or marivised use of laxa tivcs in-ids to set up .1 bad habit lical of the bo\vrl. so that laxatives h;*vc to be relied on more and ,1^,'more. Improper training and neglect, '.= tinal tract longer tbau it sl\ou;cl cr-peciall/- ;n ctiiirihood. ha\ i e < much so that there is excessive rie- in do ujrh t!ic condttion, also, in discharge of :nu---:.ual i ''i'ou>)Ie somcUme.s comes r r o m Haste. A great rlea^ of exnr-it stu- laihire to srl asicie a reEMlar time dv has been gi\cn to con-li pa lion, [^ ^ a >" ^ or a bowel movement, anri ibe causes are well known. A-lo many p?np!e act into trouble Diet, of course, has a [ _'i:\tt up:il becair-e ;!io\' no not yield at once to nature's caii. which may occur at any time of day r:*i>r<i<e Helps TieaSnieiH of simple constipa- lirm is usually fiiccf-ssful unless the •JACOBY ON BRIDC7E Proper Start Will Improve Your Game By OSWALD .1ACOBV Written (or \f!,\ Service The hand shown today is easy to make provider! you set eft on the right foot. Also, by the May, (o do with H. Many fofds .ii hichly refilled that thc-y <lii contain the bulk necessary :•• m proper movement o; Viowels. In some parts ol the woi ;ri ami .'rouble li.is becim in childhood or lieiejhas lasted iov a Icii^ time. The iind ! iindeil> inc cause, \\heiher it be .>od< ; diet, ncbj'.ect or aimse of lasa- at some times of the year are not enough tresh iiust?. a-lnbles m the die!. These onlj- supply n b.r s -e p,-,rt o! ' tivrs. first has (o he coiTeolcd. the hull;, b'lt also .lid m per-.sul- [ Exorcise, too. helps to overcome «'« m- ibo \\a\e-liko moyi'-.m-.n pf ,v,:\st'.ps;ion It improves pcnMal- Ihe Intestine which carrsrs. the sis and su-onstliens the muscles of «;:•!!• ao\va ihrouzh Hie intestmal jlic abdomen \vhich aid in the ex- H'nct. , pul.-ioil of waste matter. Of course. Another cirat f.v.;>e of con-ti- elderly people have to he caiefn! palion is the abuso of I.txaf.vfs. ' about, \\hai eveioise they take, and Many people have the idea that, they may have to continue I o rely if they clean themselves m;; oiire on laxatives, at least to some cx- • week with a good, strong imrso | tent. VQ3 « K Q lflS< North 1 * 2 * 4 V NORTH (I» 26 A A K J 9 1 5 » 762 « J + A 7 2 EAST « C) 1062 V J85 » 12 + QI084 soL'nt A3 V AK 1095 » A9653 *J 5 North-South vul. East Sivuth VVfSt Pass 2 » Pass 3 » Pass Pass Pass Doubl Opening lead— ^ 8 1 provided that you know what to do with ihe left font. When the hand was acllially played in a tournament in No\v London. Leonard Harmon, a New York expert, was declarer. Lenni* knoxvs where to put his feet at a bridge table, so he did quite well with the hand. West opened the eight of -spades and dummy won with the king. Declarer began by taking the ace of diamonds and ruffing a diamond in dummy. Next he hopefully cashed the ace of spades, discarding a club from hi? hand. When West followed suit. Harmon brightened wilh relief nnd followed with the nee of clubs and a club ruff. Now he tried to ruff another diamond in dummy. Thus far. Harmon had started out in perfect style. He had a chance to go wrong, however, when East over-ruffed the dummy and returned the queen of spades. If declarer now ruffed low. west would over-ruff; and a trump return would leave South with two losinar diamonds. Nor would a high ruff improve matters in the slightest. Harmon salved the problem by discarding one of his two losing diamonds on East's queen of spades. After this play. East could do nothing to defeat the contract. If he led another spade. South would throw his last losing diamond, and could easily win the rest. If East led a trump. South could draw trumps without loss and give up a diamond at the end. If East led clubs, South could ruff and draw trumps. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Weill Brothers Cotton Co.. haa opened an office here. William Crawford, Jr., will manage the local firm. Homer Adklns. Internal revenua 'collector for Arkansas, will speals ,to a group of Northeast Arkansas- Southeast Missouri ginnera here. Mrs. Sam Plorman and son, Lloyd, and daughter, Roberta, ara VHcntionin? in Florida. Berme Barucii is back from Europe ready to give the next president his advice. 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