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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILL1"! (ARK.) COURTFR NEWS SATURDAY, SETT. «, 1*M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH» COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINBS, PublUhfr KARRY A. HAINB6, Assistant P»bM«h«f A. A. FREDRICK6ON, Editor FAUL D. HUUAK. Advertising' Manager Boll Nation*! Advertising Reprcstntatirei: WalltM Witmer Co., New Yorlc, Chicago. DctroH, . klemphte. lnt*i*d u second clasJ matter «t the po»i- ottie* at BljrtherUle, .Arkansas. under act ol Con- crtu, October », 1917. Member of The AsioclaMd Fr«« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By e»rrler In th« cltj ol BljrtheyUle or »nj auburban lown viler* carrier service !• maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ot 60 nill«, »5.00 per year, |2.50 for tix months. »1.25 for three month«; bj »»U outside 50 mt!« lone. $12.5« per year par»b'.« in advance. Meditations Howbtil many ol them which heard the word believed; and the number of the men was about five thousand. — Act* 4:1. * * • All I have seen teaches me to trust the Creator (or all 1 have not seen. — Emerson. Barbs This 5s the season when cut flowers arc. not •old at the same kind of prices. * * * , Ii must discourage realtors when they discover that an auto salesman has beaten them to the prwpcct. * * * Direct reports from the golf courses say that * lot of folk* who think they are golfers are merely cut-ups. * * * • Three wolv*« caught In Canada probably were around a farmer's door. It wont be long until all the show girls will be on the stage instead of the beaches. ' Fascists in Industry? We Hardly Think So Jorxesboro lawyer James McDaniel's Labor Day speech at Little Uock foster* the type of factionalism which is «seles« and will eventually lead to general weakening of the United States economic structure. McDaniel, an ardent Cherry supporter, laghed out with the sort of generalizations which exemplifies the tyranny words can hold for many. He said: I) labor unions have purged themselves of Communism; and 2) industry is full of fascists. We don't know Mr. McDaniel, but these statements are such that no sincere, clear-thinking man should make. The unions have been busy getting rid of Reds ever since Russia fell from favor with the rubber-wrists oC the State Department. (That happened, of course, only when U. S. citizenry found itself looking into the muzzle of Soviet aggression.) The better unions have ridded themselves of professed Communists and have done a pretty good job of it. There are still unions loafled with Reds . . . International Longshoreman's Union, to name one that pops to mind quickly. Our understanding of a fascist is one who advocates complete state control over all factors of production. Know any industrialists that fit this definition? We fail to see how anyone can extend a blanket endorsement to either labor or industry. Surely Judge Cherry was embarrassed by JIcDaniel's indiscretion, committed obviously to please a scant thousand on hand at the celebration. Judge Cherry, though on the program, participated in no such attacks on industry. Nothing can be accomplished by labor and industry throwing verbal mud- pies at each other. We would 1 call on McDaniel to offer constructive advice on bettering both labor and industry, with an aim of upping production and everyone's standard of living with it. and the whole world again and again that we stand for freedom in Eastern Europe, as we do everywhere else. But it is something else to talk as if we were goiijg to embark on liberating adventures the day after tomorrow. We should make clear in all our assertions of support for the oppressed ol Eastern Europe that we are not inciting them to early revolt. To say anything to them in a way they may interpret as encouragement to rebellion is to play with their very lives. We can never forget the Warsaw massacre of World War II, when eager Poles rose up prematurely to strike at their Nazi conquerors. Obviously we cannot mean at this time to stir even guerrilla warfare on any systematic, sustained scale. Struggle of this sort must inevitably fail if it is not finally assisted by other measures, perhaps including invasion by friends o£ the oppressed. There is not the slightest sign that any such decisive measures are in the making. Much as we want to help these nations, we have to face the brutal truth that there is not a lot we can do concretely to aid them now. Naturally we must aid the refugees who courageously break across the Soviet-patrolled borders of Iron Curtain country. Naturally, too, v/e must bombard the satellites with propaganda aimed at keeping the fires of freedom going brightly. To a Pole or a Cucch who wants fro.n- dom in his lifetime, however, that may not be'altogether satisfactory. Some of them, understandably, may actually hope for a general war, believing that out of it will come quicker liberation. Yet the realists behind the Curtain must doubt that liberty bought at the price of the ruin spread by another great war is well purchased. The one best hope for the enchained Eastern Europeans probably lies in confronting the Soviet Union with such a mass of Western strength that the Russians cannot move aggressively anywhere. From then on, Russian power would seem destined "inescapably to diminish. Arid as that happened, the Kremlin's grasp on the satellites would be loosened. This may not sound like much to offer the millions who live for the day of liberation. But any greater promise at this time would be delusion, if not outright deception. Blimey—They've Done It Again! Views of Others Another False Alarm Ever since the vision of TV begun to look like a reality, some educators have muttered and even shouted shout, the dire effects it would have on the country. The art of conversation would be lost, eyes would grow dim and, still worse, there would be no need to publish books any more because no one would read them. But It seems the monners were moaning about a bugaboo — at least as far as the books are concerned. At a conference of ths American Library Association in New York, reporting members said that library circulation figures In TV areas are either holding their own or going up and that bookmobiles are Increasing in number because of the added demand. Ot still more Interest, the call for non-fiction Li climbing on tho fiction total. Sometimes, said the librarians, during the first yenr TV offers competition. After that "where there Is on active library program, circulation goes up," The alarmists should have known better. All through history, the more people who have been exposed to ideas, the more they want to know. The entertainment, the education, the new thoughts that ore stimulated by TV should boom the demand for Hie same thing In radio, books and movies. The man who tastes hamburger isn't going to lose his appetite for steak. — Green Bay (Wise.) Press-Gazette. Hope for Europe Lies In West Building Power From the political rostrums a good deal is being heard these days about liberating the captive lands of Eastern Europe from the crushing Soviet grip. But when it comes to details, the promises trail off into thin air. There is surely nothing wrong with stating that we can never, as a matter of principle, accept the permanent subjugation of the eastern satellites to Russian tyranny. We cannot recognize conquest, by whatever means. It is well that we tell these peoples SO THEY SAY Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By BED SHELTON For Enkin* Johnson, .wfeo k 90 vacation HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Toward the end of my 1951-53 season on television reports often reached newspaper, wire services and Holywood columnist* that I had been rushed to a hospital. There, was some truth In many of those stories, but hospital rest was my own idea, not a doctor's. There's no better way to avoid angling telephone bells and joke- smiths with gags to peddle, and really get down to the business of sound sleeping, than to hide away n a hospital. Television is a glass furnace .It devours material and comedians wilh the enthusiasm of a blast furnace eating up iron ore. After 39 weeks before the TV cameras I can honestly say that for the first time in my life I've found out how utterly exhausted a human being can become. Actors with whom I've trouped In some pretty rugged fields of entertainment won't understand this. When I played one-night stands split weeks and week stands ii burlesque, I arrived in town checked in at a thealrical room ing house, sent out my laundry showed up at the theater nn hou before the matinee, put on mj make-up and sal with the gang Peter Edson's Washington Column — • List of Civil Servants Will Limit Clean -Up by the Next President WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The extent of the housecleaning and gcnernl , exodus of tired bureaucrats from Washington on the day the new man takes over ns President seems to have been considerably exaggerated. This is Irue no matter whether Eisenhower or Stevenson who Not nearly as many have to be sub- as inny he imagined. In depart- Feter Ed son ments and 51 independent agencies, not mgre than 2000 jobs may be subjected to presidential appointment. Of the government's roughly ] 2,500,000 employes In the execu-: live department of government, 93 per cent, or about 2,325,000 pre civil service, career men and women. They can be fired only for cause and nol at the whim of some new boss who inny happen to have politics different from the bass they've had. These civil service employes are not, however, completely frozen in their present jobs. They may be transferred from one spot to another within the limits of Hum 1 grades. There may be considerable shifting around of the help because of this. The purpose will be to brenk up pnst loyalties and bring new faces into (he offices of the new administrators. But under the law and civil service regulations, career employes can't be down-graded nor upgraded precipitously. Of the 175,000 non-civil service, government employes, approxi-1 inatcly 150,000 are employed by independent agencies of government that have merit systems of their own. This would include some 14,000 employes of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, 20,000 employes of (he Tennessee Valley authority, 6000 in the Atomic Energy Commission and similar outfits. 11 would include the people working for Central Intelligence Agency, which publishes no information on the number of us employes. It would include the 9000 foreign service officers of the State Department and the 11,000 foreigners working as chauffers, servants and minor clerks in U.S. agencies abrond. What's-left Is ft gross of 25,000 (Steelman), counsel (Murphy). hree secretaries (Connelly, Short and Hassett, who recently retired), 'ive administrative assistants, budget director (Lawton), three economic advisers, Security Council secretary (Lay), Resources Board chairman (Gorrie), Mutual Security director (Harriman) and Mobilization director (vacant, formerly held by C. E. Wilson). AH the other 1200 employes of the executive office are civil service. In the State Department are about 100 appointive jobs. They include the secretary, undersecretary, two deputies, eight assistant secretaries, 53 embassadors and 14 ministers abroad, with iO or a dozen officials of that rank in Washington or. at the UN. But half of Ihe people now In these jobs are career foreign ser- playing rummy until the stag' manager called. Vaudeville was even easier. Ai actor would break in his act out o town and, after several weeks o cnreEul polishing. It was set never again altered. The TV story is something else again. The prob!er\ of building a show right from the basic ideas fo gags, bla-ko.ut scenes, musical in terludes and the use of guest act —as well as timing, pacing an spotting routines—becomes the re sponsibility of the so-called fitar. Added to this is the Job of co ordiRaiing all the activities every deparlment concerned wilh putting the show on the air—lighting, camera angles, seis, costumes, rehearsals and even the budgeting headaches. Smile When You Say That A comedy show must, of course, begin with, comedy material. That's the job of the writers, but any actor who calls himself a comedian without first apologizing must provide the incentive for his writers. He has to know what comple- enls his style of delivery M*J rsonality. He must recogniM th« egs that may be funny for aaoth- r comedian but aren't Quite right '•>% or him. " Just when he thinks he hu how all wrapped up and or the cameras, the tape record, d at the final rehearsal begins to'tV i«v out with bad odors. Perhapa gag that had the crew nd east oiling In the aisles at the first eading now falls on its face. If the bad spot happens to be * cene, you're really in trouble. That means not only writing a new '>'] kit, but casting, rehearsing; and letting a set constructed and !ressed In another 12 hours. I could go on this way' through 0 columns of type and still aot ell the whole story. I am still mder contract to MGM Studios, r owe them a reasonable amount of my time—over and above what .,' TV and radio demands. Wilh this kind of schedule I have been winding up each week feel-':' ing like a sink rag after the Christ- j.-'| rnas dinner dishes have been put away. Naturally a hospital bed seemed the most inviting place in world following a Sunday night show. Leo's A Gentle Lion I've never met anyone In^Hollywood who didn't go out of ifis way to offer me a helping hand. My MGM bosses' understanding of my problems, their braodmindness iq cooperating with me in a new medi ium of entertainment that Is posed .to be the movies' nemesis, has been nothjng short of sensational. I've discovered that JLeo ia n., mighty gentle and kindly lion. This all doesn't add up to a confession that Qomedians ought to slow down. On the contrary, I was never fully'satisfied with any of my -shows last season. I want to improve our format and everything else—particularly myself— and I think I have found an easier wr,y to do it by putting our show on film. It will be less of a strain. « tighter package and a polished ne, plus, a means of spending my Jjl untiay nights after each show ;;| r ith my wife and children, instead f in a hospital room. Some people think that I should give up some of my activities. 'hat I can't do. Movies will always federal Jobs subject to presidential I vice officers. They would probably appointment in one way or another. But a new President can by no means accept the resignations of that many Job holders when he steps into the White House and re- plwce them with his own buddies. Many of the appointments made ay President Truman and by President Roosevelt before him are for life-time jobs or for a definite period of years. .Only a limited number of these jobs may become vacant in 1953, due to death, retirement or resignation. Donald Dawson, who has handled top personnel placements for President Truman says that on the average, his office has had to find about 200 people a year for presidential appointments. The way this works out Is shown by a rundown of typical agencies. In the White House Itself, the President has a personal staff oi less than 20- They are his assistant be transferred to other posts, but not fired. In Justice Department the attorney general, solicitor general, deputy attorney general, assistant nntl executive assistant to the attorney general and five assistant attorneys general, ail of thfiir first assistants and perhaps 25 on the personal staff of the attorney general are exempted from civil service. Department of Agriculture, with C6.000 employes, has only 10 top jobs filled by the President. Post Office Department used to be a great nest of spoils system appointments. But today, of the 4100 postmasters, the President gels to appoint only to first, second and third-class post offices, nnd even these appointees must be from civil service career lists after a competitive examination. rested. East could not lead another spade, and South easily won the rest. As, everybody hns noticed by now, I hope, the correct pla'y by East at trick one is the queen of spades. If East makes this play naturally and automatically. South will be compelled to take his king immediately. If he fails to do so, he runs the risk of winning no spade contract at all. For all he can tell, West has the uce of spades, and this is his only chance to stop the suit. After South wins the first spade trick, he cannot make his contract He needs at least two club tricks and he will therefore quite naturally try the club finesse. Easl will thereupon t ake his king of clubs', lay down the ace of spades and lend a third spade, permitting West to take the rest of the suit The *whole point is that Eas 1 loses nothing by playing the queen of spades at the first contract. I West has the king of spades East's queen will w r in the firs trick. If South has the king o spades, he is bound to win a tricl with it sooner or later, and th defense should make every effor to force South to win the trie sooner rather than later. Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Mrs. B. writes that every spring the surrounding tissues. Including I had no idea I was so popular and t hope I can bear this multiple courtship and captivity with becoming modesty. — Illinois Gov. Adlal Stevenson. » * * Politicians con take away by politics what labor gains by economics- 1 — lAbor leader David Dubinsky, president of the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. * • » Any philosophy i have, you could say, I received from my beloved mother and my father, who was the wisest man I knew. — Elder statesman Bernard Baruch. * * # They (the administration) try to scare hell out of the farmers by warning oj low prices, and to scare hell out of the consumers on high prices, all in the same breath. — Sen. George Atken <R., VL). * # * Let's keep the trend going and in November Stevenson will find that the ktss of Harry Truman is the kE<^s of fpolitical) death. — Dougla* McKay, South Carolina GOP leader. she gets an infection of the bladder, and she asks for a discussion of this subject. This Is not easy since it Is hard to explain why the difficulty should come in the spring and not at other times of the year. Therefore all that can be said in this column is a general discussion of Infections of the urinary bladder, leaving the tracking down ot a peculiar seasonal distribution in Mrs. B's case to her own doctors. tho urinary medically as cystitis. Us most common symptoms include the presence of pus In the urine, pain and frequent urination. If the condition comes on sud denly, os it often does, chilis and fever are likely to be present. The victim may suffer from sleeplessness and lose weight. That which comes suddenly Is Inflammation of bladder is known a vital and important field of entertainment for the million^ _iOts of marvelous folks still listen o radio, and TV Just can^t &ft ignored. It's a wonderful world of show jusiness that we are living In and '. want to stay In it just so long as'-* .here ate people willing to go to a 1 theater to see my pictures, turn a radio knob to listen to "Junior" and dial their TV sets and Invite me into their living rooms. A dollar to a doughnut regarded as a long odd* bat around here any more. Balancing the present value of a dollar against the high price of what U takes to make a doughnut. Arch Nearbrite says such a bet \ will soon be even mooey, UM way things are going. known as acute cystitis, and the difficulty usually starts near the base of the bladder, but shows a tendency to spread to other parts of the lining membrane of this organ. The wall of the bladder becomes Inflamed and is swollen and bright red In color. Regardless of whelher It Is caused by germs or by chemicals, the best treatment for acute cystitis is to try to find out the exact cause and remove or treat it. Chronic cysills, a condition in which there is long-lasting inflammation of the wall of the bladder with perhaps pain at intervals and pus either constantly or off and on, is another common problem. Of course, this can follow acute cystitis. In such cases, expert study not only ol ttw bladder Itself, but ol the kidney, must be carried out. One important study can be made by using an instrument with lights and mirrors called a cystoscope. This can be passed into the bladder so that the physician can look directly at the bladder wall. Antibiotics May Help By one means or another it Is usually possible to Identify the en use and \n many cases to remove it. As a rule, cystitis or inflammation of the bladder must be looked upon as a symptom of something wrong elsewhere rather than as a disease In itself. When such symptoms as those mentioned appear they should not be neglected, since they frequently mean that some serious cbndition Is present which should be promptly diagnosed and properly treated. Wilh modern methods and especially by treatment with some of the newer antibiotic preparations, most cases of cystitis can be brought under control. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Here's a Play Every Player Should Know By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service If I ever write a book called: "What Every Bridge Player Should Know," I will surely include the correct play t>y East at (he first trick In today's hand. Vhcn this hand was actually played. East hadn't read my book nd therefore came up with the wrong answer. West opened the six of spades, ind East won with the ace. He Maryland Musings Aniwer to Prevhuw PuzzM HOBIZONTAL 54 Tin-lead alloy 1 Maryland's 55 Angry state flower Is VERTICAL the black- i individual eyed « "Fattl Maschili, Parole Kemine" I] 75 Yean Ago In Bfyfhevilfe The Dunlflp Company, & new department store, has been opened at 206 W. Main. O. W. Coppedge, E. B. Oee, Oscar Hardaway, J. E. Hasson. S Jeidel. John Lenti. C. C. Langston Max Meyers, Harold Slernberj, W M. Smitrgs. Loy Welch and D. B Hotter bave been named directors of the Blytheville Board of Trade. Planters In Mississippi have slated they will bring Mexican labor to that state to assist in getting out th« bumper cotton crop. NORTH (D) * 10 S 4>AQ4 V J 1087 »983 • A65 * AQJ83 WEST EAST 4.J9T6J V432 » 107 42 + S . *oum *K8J VKQS *KQJ 4> 1« 9 7 J North-Sou* ni. 1 * Pan 1 N.T. PM. 3N.T. PM Pan PM Openloc had—A ( Maryland's 11 Makes speeches 13 Continued story 14 Newest 15 Gossip 16Tierra del Fuego Indian perform an«j 2 Muse of astronomy 3 Devils 4 Dined 5 Promontory 6 Repast 7 Table scrap 8 Names 9 Claws 10 Ersatz butler (slang) 12 Pace 13 Frighten suddenly didn't see anything wronp with this play, since he had been taught "third hand Wgh," it his mother's knee. East continued with the queen of .spades, and &>uth held off. South won the third spade and promptly went Rfter the chibs. East could tafce the Xinj of clubs, but tt«r« UM tiefeoM 17 Division of 13 Dance step the calyx jl Fasten 19 Card gains securely 20 Transgressions (coll.) 22 Golf term 23 Number (pi.) ;24Vlp«rj ; 28 Lion 30 Gibbon 31 Sick ; 32 CompaM point 33 Retrograde 36 Jewish month 39 Far off (coml/. form) 40 Land p«rc«l 42H«avy blow « MohammadM till* ' 45 Prong* 47 Roof flntal 48 Kind of pa W Many of th«ce are trained at Annapolis, Maryland H Etter of c4ek acid M Pr<!t>are» for 23 Shipworm 25 Occasion (Scot.) 27 Genus of frogs 29 Maryland Is nicknarfwd the " State" 33 Entertain sumptuously 34 Click beett* SSElernily 37 Bloodleunttc 38 Feel contrition 39 Playing card 41 Trial 43 Wash lightly 45 Lock of hair - (Scot.) +6 Tiburoo Indian +9 Light brow* 51 River in - 1 N 11 16 {0 ti t „ 4 51 H » I • % a t> ''#' « i % 5 •^ » i & * ^ M, m * d '% "» » *! ^ « B~ '% *> 5y & \ 5T '% it 4 ~ f IT W 5» 0 "3 t

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