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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 27, 1952
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PAGE srx TifE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINB6, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDKICKSON, Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Manager 5o3» National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Memphii. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlytbcviUe, .Arkarisss. under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member ol The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Dlytheville or any suburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ot SO miles, 15.00 per year. S2.50 for six months »!.25 (or thrte months; by mnll outside SO mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations for it is not ye tliat .speak, but the spirit of your Fail]or which spcakelli in you, — Matthew 10:20. * * * If thou wouldst be Informed what God has written ccmeerainR thce in heaven look into (bine own bosom, aiul sec what graces He Jmth there wrought in Ihec. — Puller, Barbs We wonder howy many polUicfU candidates would like to abolish the day after election. * * * In ninny prison.* imnalcs arc given the la It's t news throughout the day by radio. Maybe It makes them more satisfied to stay iticre. * * * High heels arc making hoofs of women's feet,, says a doctor. Call out (tie village blacksmith. + * * According Ui a college professor, lots i>f men work linrdi-sl before brrakftui. Gelling IJ»> wife up to get It? * * * Don't always Jump at conclusions — you're liable to scare the best. 1 ; ones away. Award for Good Driver Is Switch to the Positive Somewhere recently we read nbout a small airplane darting down the highway. At the next town the motorist was stopped by the police. The driver's apprehension changed lo bewildered astonishment when the cops pinned a medal on him. It was for careful driving- The plane was one used by the slate police to patrol tfie highways. After watching the motorist in question diive along for several miles, obeying all the rules and driving in a mannerly way, the plane police radioed to their head- Quai'ters in the next town that this guy deserved a medal. They've been doing it for some time, )iow, and the results are 'reported fine. This strikes us as one of the sharpest, smartest approaches we've heard of to a problem we wish we'd never heard of — the mass killing on our highways. For one thing, the airplane gimmick is healthily positive. We have' loo many restrictive "don'ts" in our traffic regulations — don't turn left, don't go over 30, don't turn off the bridge or yon'll drop in the Quahoosik River. But instead of more "dont's," here's a police force that says, in effect, you did a smart job of driving today, 'and here's a medal to prove it- That sort of psychology seems from where we're sitting to be the one successful antidote to our dangerous lack of driving manners — the attitude that the smart guy is the one who breaks the lilies and gets a>v;iy with it. Ami that goes lack to the fact that sfjimiwhci-e ;;loKg the line we've aeiiuirod a whole sei of values regarding our conduct while in the driver's seat. Kvuryime knows too well the kind ol iiersoii u-lio j s ;ts g t . M t| e an( | considerate as he can lie until he gets behind the win-,..) of liis car. Then something conies over him. His jaws clench, his eyes narrow, hip hands grip the wheel until the knuckles are white. And woe J'oiirlc the driver win, crosses his path. His ordinary soo <] manners completely dtscn hi m jii, i, e (1 ., Ks ( |. ulgcl . 0 ,,,.] y ti,rough holes in the traffic line, forc"<= oilier cars out of their paths, blows his horn, and in general becomes a 100- liorsepower bully. It would probably be oversimplifying to say this loo-general failing is all the result of. try ing to compensate for a feeling of social inatleouacy. That may be part of it, but th eve sccms ,„ bc more. Somehow we've gotten sidetracked into thinking that traffic law.s are something it's smart to heal _ |ji ;e betting on the horses and winning, O r not pay- r ing your county tax. It's that attitude which must he changed if we hope to save some of the more than 30,000 lives which are lost in traffic accidents each year- Just saying "don't" isn't enough. That already has been proved. So why not liy a switch to the positive — a system of awards for K ood driving? And let's he a little dramatic and original in our thinking and planning on the subject. The cops in the airplane is good for a -starter. |, 0 fs go on from there. Deny Absent Soldier Ballot States Should No Longer The first presidential election since the onll.rtak of the Korean war comes li)) this fall. And with it comes up the old problem of letting soldiers who are out of the country help choose their next It's pretty sorry state of affairs when men most entitled to vote — soldiers fighting their country's hot and cold wars — are not allowed to do so. Uul that's the way it is for possibly as many us a million of them. The Armed Forces Information and . Education Office has set up certain standards states nitisl meet to insure that their soldiers get a proper chance to cast their ballots. Among these requirements are that the state permit absentee voting. Several do not. The I. and E- office also specifies that a fecicral post card he acceptable in lieu of the .soldier's ballot. And ballots should be sent out by states to absentee voters in time for them to be in the voters' hands at least 45 days before election day. However, despite the recent World War II experience, which should have taught us something along these lines, only 18 states meet all the 1. and E. retpiirements for absentee voting. In the remaining 30 slates some soldiers will be allowed to vote in November, hut many will be the victims of failure by their states to take the necessary legislative steps. If soldiers were the only ones disfranchised it would be bad enough But the trap' that catches the soldiers also catches thousands of civilians who on Nov. -I will be carrying on the nation's business in various parts of the world. It's just about too late to do anything about the situation in time for the coming election. But Congress and the • state legislatures certainly should not let another voting (itneVpass without having acted to give the"vote to those away from home. Views of Others Businessmen Oppose FEPC Proponent of n compulsory FEPC Jaw should Inke a good look at n nationwide opinion poll among members of the National Federation ot Independent Business, an orsanization of "small businessmen." Undoubtedly, llicy would be most affected by a federal statute giving Government bureaucrats authority to Interfere in the personnel policies of private businesses. NFID officials rcporl that, nationwide, llieir members voted 77 per cent ngninst cnatcmcnt of f'EPC, and members of Congress were so informed. Local NFIB officials toll us that members In the Greenville area voted 100 per cent against the proposed legislation. The position of the NF'IB Is that most ol it.s members are, as most citizens are. against discrimination a.s .sii,:h. nut they Insist upon Ihcir right lo select their employes according to Ilioir o\vn standards, not those imposed by bureaucrats, who might or might nnl have good motives. These men point out that Ihc success or tail- lire of a businessman depends upon Ills ability lo procure Ihc services of people who can do I h c Wild of job he wanks done. Few. if any. of them can afford lo operate a sociological experiment, however worthy Us purpnj-e might be. Discrimiiiatitin. tiiry s.iy. will In time cmi. But we doubt that i! can ever b ecndcd by compulsion. Tlie principal fault of FEPC is thai II won't, work and thnt. in Irving to prevent discrimination againsl certain groups, it will rc.-ull in even more serious discrimination npair..--t' still othrr and. perhaps, larcer groups. These businessmen kn«w what they arc about and their views cannot be lightly regnrdi-d. -Oicrnvillc is. C.< Piedmont. SO THEY SAY We follow the definite pattern c.I do U \viih bullets and not with (losh. We save every boy RC can. - u. S. Kisluh Anny Commander Urn. Jnmcs van Hivl. * * « Tlieie can bc no a.^surancr of lasting military .strength without firm economic conditions. — British Prime Minister Winston Churchill. * * • Let ns leave a little darkness for the lover and his lass. — chclsa lEnglandi Councilor Mrs. Margery Thompson, protesting an electric advertising sign aloiis the Thames waterfront. It's Hard to Tell Which Is More Frightening AUGUST 27, 1953 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column Federal Crop Insurance Plan Faces Toughest Test in Drought IV A QLIIMr^T-i^vT ^.,.~. . . . ^-^ WASHINGTON — (NEA>~ The drought is giving the government's experiment!! crop Insurance plan its toughest test" to date. Crop insurance is of making this decision, the pay-off on this year's drought losses will probably be the deciding factor. S3 Million Reserve Not Enough Since 1943 tile Federal Crop Insurance Corporation has taken in S5S mjllion in premiums, and paid _ . out sac million in indemnities Last dare to I year $2 were collected in premi- conrsc something that no private insurance company , -• -'-- V- -> Li V mile write, except, inns for every $1 perhaps, at prohibitive rates. The risks are too and there spite of the paid out. In S2 million reserve. tables oni too p how the weather sured any insurance company executive would say you can't make inonev that way. What's more. If FCIC had [o pay fctcr Eilson Johavc. Nevertheless, for Ihc past n 'cars. Congress has authorized the Department of Agriculture to run •> Federal Crop Insurance Corpora- ion to see if some kind of prac- ical formula could not be worked lilt. In 1M9 Congress aulhorizcd a vlieat crop insurance program on • national'basis, in l<Mi ca[t on •overage was authorized. But the cotton and wheat losses of 19r> mid lfU3 caused the whole program o be suspended in IBM. Another program was started In 5-15. In that year and tin.- nexl wo the experience was pretly good in everything except cotton Congress therefore decided to cut lack tne program asain. u was nit on an cxpcriniantal basis in 00 selected counties out. ul - j nc S. lotiil of over 3000. This was expanded to «00 coun- les in 1!)50 nnd to 850 (his year overing wheat, coiion. corn flax' ouacco. dry edible beans and imltiplc coverage for two or more rops like peanuts and soybeans The authority for this program per cent loss on all its tn- d crops this year, it would have n liability estimated at from $53 million to $60 million. But of course that won't happen because it won't have to pay 100 per cent loss on every crop in every area. In the drought areas, which cover a tolal of some HOD counties, FCIC has writlen crop insurance policies for nearly 100.000 farmers in only 13G counties. They are divided: Alabama. 16; Mississippi, 18; North Carolina, 25; Tennessee, 23; Sonlh Carolina, U; Missouri, I; Arkansas, 1; Kcnlucky, !7; Georgia. 20, and Massachusetts, 1. The total estimated crop loss for these states is put between $500 million and $800 million. So crop insurance covers roughly only 7 to 12 per cent of the loss. The crop insurance policy which the government writes for the farmer covers only his operatini; expense losses from unavoidable causes. These causes are of course Ihe "acts of God"—flood, drought, storm, plant disease or insect pestilence. The amount of indemnity the fanner can collect under a crop insurance policy is not the value of Ihe crop he might have grown - ... and marketed, but only his ex- Congress pense in plaining. All the Insurer to ex- nnce is expected to do Is give the xpires in ,053 So one of \£ b^ „„«," market^ >rol>it!tns for the new r vill bc lo decide \vhelhe: Not a nioiiey-SIakhis Proposition A maximum liability is written into each policy. The farmer makes a report on what he plants. FCIC then figures the total coverage for each farm The premium rates charged the •farmer vary from county to county and crop to crop. For tobacco the rate may be only 3 to 4 percent of the coverage. For cotton it may be •/ or 8 per cent. For multiple crop coverage the rate goes down to 3 nnd 4 per cent As a typical small farm policy the case of a farmer with 10 acres of cotton is died. If his costs for seed, planting and cultivation rur HOLLYWOOD -(NBA)- Lalest TV verse— If I die from a comic's Joke' Just give me a simple burial, w",h ' y " lal ' k; nly Brave With a half-mast TV aerial. Old. but worth reviving- A gentleman with a cocker spaniel on a leash went to a movie heater box office, purchased two tickets and then led Ihe dog lo a pair of aisle seals. The dog was a terrific audience — applauding, laughing and crying at just the right moments. Fascinated, the (healer manager whispered lo the gent: "Do you mean (o tell me your dog likes this movie?" ''Yes," said the hound's owner. And I m snrprised-he didn't care for the book at all," A now maid just hired by a movie king left him the following note: -MISS Anna Lizst telephoned." It took the actor all that dav to figure it out. ite had received a call from ' " analyst. that Shelley was going to appear m a Hollywood stage production of "A streetcar Named Desire": "The Marlon Brando part?" his female psycho- VVhen Harpo and chico Marx opened a night club stand at the Mapes Hotel in Reno, one telegram "Good luck'from Groucho, Gummo and the Collector ot Internal Revenue." Sour Note A Miss Vinegar hissed H at Las Vegas as Frank Sinatra and Ava Sign on a Hollywood shoe-shin* parlor: "A true work of art Is but a shadow of divine perfection." Cooking- With lass Warm dialog department from the script of "Loan Shark": George Raft, dancing with Doro- Ihy Hart: "It's kinda dangerous being this close to yon." Dorothy: "Oh, I think you'vo cooled off now." Raft: "Only (he top burner. The oven's still war •pi. Gardner passed by: "Ah, the badling Ava." Topsy and Frank Fontaine heard a network TV announcer say: ". . .and now, a word from our sponsor who has made this program impossible." Richard Greene told pal Humphrey Bogart he was heading north for a magazine layout showing him panning gold.' Bogey growled: "Have fun. Only make sure you don't work any of Crosby's locations." An agent was high-pressuring Claude Buiyoji on a supposedly new actress. "This dame Is terrific," the ' agent said, "once she gets known she'll mop up at the box-office." "Okay, then," said Binyon, "I'd ike to see some of her work- hand her a mop." Oracle Allen held a flying saucer »""-"-.">»';> mi^ui. lememuer me sad in her hand for 15 minutes on an case of the mim w ho undertook to Politicians who for the sake of expediency try to play up to other politicians might remember the sad air liner and couldn't see anything to inake such a fuss about Tlie coffee cup in the saucer was very ordinary, too, she said. Somebody took a black crayon and changed the 'Every Ounce an Actress" line in (he (heater posters for Marilyn Monroe's new starrer "Don't Bother to Knock." It now reads: "Every Bounce n Actress." A brunet star who doesn't like Shelley Winters purred it when somebody mentioned at * party impression that East held at least four trumps. Declarer hopefully led a trump Tom dummy and won with the King in his own hand. He was greatly relieved to find that West could follow suit. Except for the warning signals. South would have In a fair year, with a yield of 100 pounds to Ihc acre, and with cotton selling at 40 cents, his gross receipts might be S400, if he har- , vested his crop. But in he might get to diamonds. East took his ace on the second round of that suit, and third heart, forcing dummy led a of only 25 , insurance idemnity would then be , to ruff with the nine. Declarer now cashed the ace and sale minus the $100 of his crop, he got S100. for The question arises as lo whether a farmer is better off with crop insurance or without it. The premium is of course an added costi of operation. Bui in case of disaster like the present drought, the farmer wilh insurance doesn't re to worry about borrowing money from his local bank or the Disaster Loan Corporation to car- ~'r him ver. Crop insurance is thus a stabi";z- ing factor in the farm economy. It is not intended to make money for the government. Crop insurance docs H over not protect discard uiii happened, ruffed, South uvcl . ruffed and returned to dummy by ruffing a club. This put him In position to continue the diamonds and East was helpless to defeat the contract. If East hadn't looked quite so smug. South would have played the hand normally and would have gone down to defeat. After ruffing the second round of hearts in dummy, South would have led trumps twice. East would refuse both trump tricks. He would get in with the ace of diamonds in time to lead a .......... i his own } and gets a poor yield in a good tor himself year, he can't collect insurance for heart his losses. by lummy, and now a trump trick leading another the Doctor Says — By EDWIN r. JORDAN. M. D. Written for NEA Service The most common location for of the breast has been found •'"'" th ° ' C ' m - Rn ™ »"»« """meni involves pron^l e.forc Ihe o«c cancer of surgery with the removal of some Willed in or nclually inverted. > is true (hat this may bc a symp tom talthough generally a late cmev. but it Is also true thnt the nipples can bc turned inward from causes other than cancer. "^ho^rUTr^V" frcmlcnc >' ° f the" tissue "t'rom'toc "lump" and "lu, Idlnmv fh .-, T W0mnn Ms ex! >mination under the micro- shmild know Iliat if cancer of the scope, breast is discovered earlv enon"h • ., Ihe chances of complete' cur<Tare! """ Ac " on Saves Gr!cf excellent. j This tissue can be frozen, stained Consequently, it is umv believed ' ,"' CX!lml " Dd almost at once, so tlial woinm should bo t.iu-ht to I, C1 ">rcr cells are found examine their own brcasH n,,d if I ""He tumor and surrounding anylhini: abnormal is found in I brcnsl llss "e cnn be removed wilh- svck professional,iau,. c at I ° llt tllr i hor del: »'- The.longer the once. The more this is done the ' i a " ccr bocn P rcsen '- <"e more mere rapidly will real progress be j tlnnscr lhere ls th»t It will recur, made toward the control of Ihe I The mosl important thing to remember is that any change in the appearance of the breast should be promptly recognized and expert opinion sought at once. Those who delay treatment because nf fear that cancer may be found nre extremely short-sighted, j because it is in early stages, that ! complete cure is possible. In this ! form of c.incer in particular a 111-' disease. The symptoms are Important, because Ihey lead lo that early dinsnosis which is so important. A lump in ihe breast calls (or im- Eomc people mistakenly believe Hint cancer of the breast c.innol present unless The nipples are It •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Smugness Can Be Very Disastrous Hy OSWALD .1ACOBY Written for NEA Service When Cast doubled four spades he looked far too pleased with him- Self for his own good. South looked at him anxiously, thinking: "Fie certainly sounds like a man with tie more knowledge and prompt [ action can save untold grief. Seismologists are stumped at re.-v- sons for a flurry of temblors. Could •,,,,.„ ,,, , , , ., -""•> •"• •' "uiiy 01 lemrjiors. could Moio important than turning In lit be the good earth Is the scnsi-! of the nipples is a tlatlenmi! ol , tive t.vpf. recoiling from all lhc«e' •some p«>riu,n of (he breast. Anv l>led«es to save if - st I onK change m Hie shape o[ Ihc breas'l Olobc-Dcmocral wind, has not been presem before is suspicious. Also, any discharge or secretion from ihe n i p p j e should be c.iiise for prompt sludv., Kar oi 1K trimr™ Pam. burning and other sensations Br™ Mid olan. am r.irp in t>>n ~~,i _ .1 m.i/u aim plans rare in the early stages of ."iCer. Once a lump or suspicious area A Cairo newspaper reports King Faroiik transferred 58,500.000 lo to live there or In tlie Unllrd Slates. If that's all he's got he'd bolter pick Brazil.— Fort M}«« (Fla.l Ne\vs-Pres». NORTH (D) * J 9 4 2 27 WEST *5 V AK J « 7S3 iS2 North Pass 2 * 34 » KJDS52 AK6 E.AST * A 7 6 3 V 10D83 « A 4 *852 SOUTH * KQ 108 V64 » Q10 * AQJ 107 Norlh-South vul. East Soulh 1 * 2 A Pass Pass Pass 2V 4 V Double Pass Opening lead--* K \Vrsl I * 3 » Pass Pass a lot of irumps." West opened the king of hearts, and East signalled encouragement with Ihe ten. West recognized the signal for what it was, and continued with a second heart, forcing dummy to rutf. East thereupon looked very pleased, nnd South once more got ihe strong stroke the fur of a pretty cat only to find that it, was, not a cat after all. The man had a hard time getting rid of (he evidence of the contact.—Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. • • • With the opening of the tobacco market comes the cry of boiled peanut boys and the swarming of gnats. The pleasure of eating boiled peanuts offsets the annoyancs of the gnats so if prices are high. Good humor will pervade the life of the citizenry. — The Lowndes County <Ga.) News. 15 Years Ago lit Blytheville The Arkansas Corporation Coni- mision has granted H. N. Mathis Bus Lines of Jonesboro authority operate Osccola between by Waldenbiirg" and of Hnrrisbur^ —^-*-'"« "j » e*y ui Ha: Marked Tree and Lepanto. Russell Marr has completed arrangements for moving here from Nelson, Mo. Miss Frances McHaney will enter Arkansas State College this fall. Good to Eat HORIZONTAL 1 Split KOUp 4 Greek letter 8-;— pudding 12 High mountain 13 Dry 14 Subterfuge 15 Knock lf» Easy jobs 18 Foes They say things are going fo be better for the movies. There's a new type of shapely and sexy female stars. All the professional actors and actresses seem to look better, loo. afler television's convention splurge in male and female politicians. There Is also a good popcorn crop. Answer to Previous Puzzle &L VERTICAL IPeel 2 Dash 3 Canape 4 Fundamental 5 Great Lake 6 Christmas tree decoration 7 Fruit drink 8 Dried plum 9 Entice 20 Ones of a kind 10 Employer 21 Twitching 11 Disorder 17 Pamper 19 Italian city 22 Comfort 24 Seed vessel 26 Shade trees 27 Chemical engineer (ab.) 30 Peril 32 Satan 34 Thoroughfare 35 Earaclie 36 Weight 5 used in India 37 Small devils 39 Masculine 40 Growl 41 Pose 42 Cavalry sword (var.) 45 Mineral used in fertilizers 49 Monotonous round 51 Worthless table scrap 52 Minced oath 53 Bewildered Si Girl's nicknam* 55 Corn —,. 56 Peruse 57 Watering place 25 Rant 26 Dropsy 27 Quotations 28 Salute 20 Otherwise 31 Spoiled -.. ---, 33 Restrict 23 Early church 38 Laud desks 40 Rale 42 Pace 43 Jason's ship (myth) 4-1 Green vegetable •16 Enireaty •17 Snare 43 Volcano in Sicily ?7> 24 Exclamations 41 Dinner course 50 Damage It Ib 13 21 W 1H J*. 1Z « 42 5S 1 Z4 44 5 f< 17 m H» 1 IS ^ y yj b '//,',. tk ^ 51 Si b CL %, ^ iS 15 7 % U n 55 ';''/', 44 1 to % 11 b 1 '%•; 3J X) t tl • si- 51 51 10 ;e H7 ii « 48 n

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