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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PACE FOUK BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCT. 4, MS* BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co,, New York, Chicago, Detroit, ' Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter it the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- freec, October 9, 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the cltv of Blytheville or any luburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.M per year, $2.50 for sue months. $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Behold a king shall reign In righteousness, and prince* shall rule In judfrment, — Isafah 32:1. * * * In some time, His good time, I shall arrive; He guides me and the bird In His good time. —Robert Browning. Barbs Parents found out that taking kids to a summer resort was a very good way to keep on being tired out. • * * A New Jersey man cul his fhroat and (hen smoked a clgartt. That'll be the next thing well be seeini In the ads. * * * An Ohio girl had a man arrested for hug- <ging her. She really was u pin arms! » * • The neighbors' kids are about all that came out of some, of the home gardens this summer. « * * It's strange how Men a bitter grudge battle makes a sweet fight. Hoist the White Flag, Boys, Gals Have Got Us Licked 'We might as well face It now, men. We've fought a good figlit but it's been x apparent to many of us for some time .that our fight was a losing orie. Thing to do now is to face up to the facts and admit it, while there's still a chance of arranging » peace on some kind of honorable terms. The cold facts, right out of the Census Bureau, are these, simply these: we're outnumbered. Have been sines 1950. And we're getting more outnumbered all the time. Beginning two years ago, the Census Bureau reports, American women for the first time outnumbered the men. At that time their, forces numbered 1,430,000 more than ours. For one thing the women have been slipping in recruits from other places. How they managed to swipe an idea like that from us, is a mystery. Because for years and years we were the ones who were slipping in most of the recruits. But along about 1930 there was a big snafu somewhere along the line and the women began getting the edge on Us. By 1936 there were only two-thirds as many maie immigrants coming into the country as there were female. If that was all, it wouldn't be so bad. But it's not all. The fact Is a lot of our guys went over the hill. Deserted. They just threw down their stuff and ran like dogs, and somebody ought to have to answer for that. During the 1930's, when the going wag tough, about twice as many men were going out of the country as women. Then somebody apparently got on the ball, and cut down on some of our AWOLs. But even as late as 1950 a lot of our guys were still taking off. In the five years ending then, 13,000 more men than women left the country. But the women sure have been missing one good bet all along. And it's sort of hard to figure. Here they are, the ones who have the children, so you'd think naturally they'd have more girls than boys. But it's just the other way around. Regular as rain, every year for a long time, there have been 1055 boy babies born for every 1000 girl babies. There must be some kind of a trick there somewhere. That's just not like a woman. On the other hand, men don't seem to be able to stand up under the strain of the battle as well as women. Instead of putting their minds on the fight all the time, they worry a lot about business and get heart trouble. They also get too fat, but on the rations you get those days it's pretty hard to see how. Anyway women seem to live longer, tod to it looks like when you take all these things into consideration the best thing for us to do is j'ugt give up now. No-use trying to be a bunch of heroes. What does it get you, anyhow? Horse on the Reds Some good news for the U. S. came from Panama this week when a former national police chief named Jose Antonio Remond was administered the oath of office as president. Campaigning on a platform of friendliness for Americans Js Kcm,on was endorsed by all five of Panama's major political parties in last spring's national elections and won by a large majority. Remon is a former student at the IT. S. Army Cavalry School at Ft. Riley, Kan. If h,e-is able to reverse the tide of anti-American sentiment in Panama by promoting- U. S.-Panama trade nnd improving diplomatic relations, it will be a horse on the cocky Canal Zone Commies. Views of Others The Real Vote "We don't care how you vote, but Votel" That is an expression, a slogan, which Is being heard frequently these days as the campaign Is stepped up to get morn people to accept their responsibility as citizens. But tills slogan is not quite as completely sound as It might be. It seems to say that It really docs not make any difference how you vole, as long as you vole. And nothing could be more wrong than that. No right thinking persons can say they do not care how people vote. We should care, because It,docs make a difference how people vote. That does not mean we must toll people how to vole or for whom to vote. It does mean we should tell people It makes a big difference how they vote, and therefore they should vote with care, after giving the matter real thought. "We don't care how you vote, as long as you vote," sounds too much as If the act of marking an X on a piece of paper or pulling a lever In a voting booth was by it-relf a magic action, Important In Itself. Not so. The duty of citizenship, the obligation to take part In self government, is not discharged by the physical act of voting. It Is only when that act Is the result of careful study; when the vote represents a truly Independent mind; when It means what one individual honestly thinks Is best for his country, that It becomes the true expression of democratic Itv- llng. In.truth a man may go to the polls religiously and vote regularly without being a good citizen. Just as he may go to church regularly without being a good Christian. What counts Is how and why you decide to vote, i • — Klngsport (Tenn.) News-Time*. Invisible Protection Labor and the Law SO THEY SAY Bipartisan Bees Klansmen may have believed that It could never happen, but somehow It did. seven of their members have begun serving prison .sentences for taking part In Klan terrorism In Columbuj Coi|nty. Only a few months ago, rural residents of Columbus barred their doors at night and reached for a rifle If there was knock-outside. Trial no longer should be necessary. The Klan Is called an "Invisible empire." One of the things Invisible about It, Is tha protection it gives Us members who are ciyight violating the law. Somehow, they have to pay the penalty Just the same. —Lumberton (N. C.) Robesonlan. Says AFL Secretary-Treasurer George Mcany: "We assume that labor people ,lf they break the law, are just as liable to prosecution as anybody else." or course, they are. Now, (he next time that one of Mr. Menny's 43.000 locals throws up a picket line and knocks over the head somebody that tries to cross II. will he rush down to the district attorney and file charges of aggracatcd assault? —-Dallas Morning News. All we ask and expect from the U. s. Is not to help our rival, Britain. — Iranian religious leader MuJlah Saved Kashanl. * * + I'm not much good at politic!. I'll have to learn a lot about that In the next few months. — Democratic presldenlial candidate Adlai Stevenson. * * * It Is strange that In parts ol the South I am too liberal and in parts of the North I am too conservative, so I must be somewhere In the center. — Sen. John Sparkman (D., Ala.). * + * I want him tEcn. Joseph McCarthy) face to face In a debate which wil! expose and show up once and for all the fraud and deceit he h a s practiced on Ihe fine pebple of Wisconsin and the nation. — Former Sen. Mlllard Tydings of Maryland, + * * I think lhat women might feel one of the biggest issues Is the security of the family, ilie fact that Eisenhower has such a happy family will be an asset. — OOP adviser Mrs. Charles P. Howard, Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD _<NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Eddie Cantor has made the big decision. Now that bis ll/e slory Is being filmed by Warners, Mr. Banjo Eyes Is writ- Ing finis to his film career. His fans may clamor to see Eddi« himself on the screen after the release of the picture—Keefe Brasselle will Impersonate him—but, as the show business veteran to!d me: "You can't play a little clerk who finds a million dollars once they've done your life story. You can't play this part nnd that part. Besides, I thlnt actors who do pictures, TV and radio are taking a short-cut to some cemetery. No, my life alory will climax whatever career I've had." Eddie's recent heart attack, accompanied by general exhaustion, lends poignant point to the above sentiments. "When you've lived for 60 years and have a real story, you don't have to make- things up yet. You don't have to fictionlze." Peter fdson's Washington Column — Rigid Censorship Blacks Out Expense of Senators' Offices Nancy Sinatra's still dreaming that her wandering Prankle will some day shed Ava In the divorce court and return to his home diggings. The reason, pals say, that she's banking most of the money he pays her. never remembers to wind them." Maybe thk explains «verythlng. Paramount airmailed Rosemary Clooney's screen test to Bobe Hop* in London for his approval as hi* leading lady in "Here Come Us. Girls. He'd never seen her on tht screen. He cabled a quick "Okay.';,,j Suggested new theme song for Chaplin's "Limelight"—"The Last Time I Saw Chaplin." Big-eyed Marie Windsor, back from a 23-day tour of Army hospitals in Korea, reports the Junket was a "tremendous emotional ei- periencc. . .Before you stick out your hand to shake hands with a boy. you have to be sure he has one." The star visited. 13 hospitals and "there wasn't a single bed I didn't sit on." Seek Ray and Day WARNER Bros, has joined the studios tossing bids at Johnnie Ray for teaming with Doris Day. That's a combination that would have the kids jumping out of their bobby-sox. WASHINGTON — <NEA>— Complete overhauling of the present secrecy rules on senators' office expenses is due in the next session of Congress, according to Senate Secretary Leslie L. Blffle. Disclosure of Sen. Richard M. Nixon's JIS.OOO extra expense account brings the issue to a head and makes revision of Senate account- Ing practices necessary, says Mr. Biffle. One of the tightest censorships in Washington is that clamped down on records of the Senate disbursing ofifce. This Is the Hii: ancial branch ol Secretary Blf- fle's office. It was presided over for some years by Oco Thompson, but he has now retired nnd been rcter Edam F". Thompson. Though estimable succeeded by his brother, George gentlemen in every other respect, the Thompson brothers both have hart all (heir wiring for sound completely removed as far as talking to newspapermen Is concerned. This is on orders of the Senate, Mr. Bitfle and a tradition so old nobody knows when It began. ' At the beginning of each session of Congress, Blffle's office makes a report to the Senate on disbursements of the previous yenr. The last such report, sent to the Senate by Mr. Biffle on Jan. 8. covered the fiscal year July 1, I960, to June 30, 1551. tfp-To-Date Data Lacking It was W2 printed pages of Itemized expenses In small type. It covered the costs of running all Senate offices and Investigations, [t Included such fascinating details as payment of $15 to Nationwide Pood Services for 12 dinners furnished laborers detained at the Senate Jrm. 15, 1951, because of night session. But when reporters started digging into Senator Nixon's expenses, they found this report covered only the first six months of his Senate term. Mr. Thompson's office had its strict orders to give out no later Information. And the nex*. report, covering senatorial expenses cf the last session, won't be available till next January. By that time nil the present stir will probably be forgotten. That is apparently one of the main reasons for keeping all this data behind a news blackout curtain, it involves the ex- public funds about even though penditure of which the taxpayers have a right to know. Mr. Biffle says that he probably could give the order to open up these records -for public-examination. Bui. he also says he wouldn't do it without first consulting the Senate and getting iU approval. There is no law requiring that records of Senate finances be kept confidential for so long a time. The Senate rules say nothing on the subject. It is just a custom which seems to go back farther than Mr. Biffle can remember. Ono of the principal objections which senators s e e in to have against opening up the books Is that it would force them to disclose how much was paid each employe .on their office payrolls. They say this might cause hard feelings In other senators' offices. At the present time onjy the list of each , senator's employes and. the total of the office payroll for each quarter year are repcrted. Thus Senator Nixon listed 14 em- ployes with a quarterly payroll total of nearly $16,000. This would be at the rate of $84,000 a year. But there was no breakdown on what each got. During Ihe Republican 80th Congress—1946-48—not even this much information was given. Senators' office expenses were completely deleled from the report, by order of the GOP majority. The Dep fl- orals reinstituted partial accounting in 1949. Even this partial accounting Is complicated by a lot of outmoded Senate rules. These rules specify that the maximum salary A senator may pay his administrative assistant Is $8400 a year. But cost-of- living and other increases makt this tli,6t6. ' Tha fixed allowances for airmail and special delivery poslage, long- distance telephone and telegrams have been similarly increased. This makes accounling more difficult. These are hut a few of the complications which will have to be straightened out by the new Congress, says Mr. Biffle. How they will be handled he, of course, does not know. There have been many proposals that congressional expense allowances be further Increased above the present $2500 tax-free amount. But this has created much public criticism. The olher principal suggestion has been to raise congressional salaries from the present $12,600 to, say, $25,000 and then let each senator and representative work out his own arrangement for meeting extra expenses. Fred Astaire is talking to NBC- TV about at least one video appearance this season. It may be on a Dean Martin-Jerry Lewis show. Who'« Sore? Gorgeous Susan Hayward's denying ir>« Vie buzz that she hit the ceiling when Ava Gardner quietly was slipped into the cast of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" after Susan had completed her role in the film and had left town for a vacation. "It's a dirty lie," Susie declared on the set of "The President's Lady." "I'm eating and I'm happy. Besides, Brooklyn won the pennant and I'm not mad at anybody." Note- from Mario Lanza's press agent: "Mario has • -ollec/.ion of 300 Wrist watches, wears -a different one every day but always has to jsk others for the right time. He Jane Russell is pleading with Bob Wiiterficld to quit pro football .fter this season. . .George Raffs' :xplanation for selling his Hollywood mansion: "It has 14 rooms nd I can i only live in one of hem.". . .John Arcesl, hailed by Capitol Records as the greatest^] inger since Russ Columbo, launchW! es a night club career at the Thunderbird in 'I,as Vegas Oct. 30. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NBA Servico Botulism Is a kind of food poisoning. It results from swallowing a toxin or poison produced by the growth of germs in canned foods which have not been heated enough. The greatest danger from this serious condition comes from home canning, because there have been no outbreaks of botulism reported 'rom commercially canned goods packed in the United States since 1925. About 10 or 15 outbreaks of botu- (sm are reported In the United States each year. Home-canned string beans, asparagus, corn and spinach have been most commonly incriminated. Perhaps the reason for this Is vanced. Nevertheless, that foods are acid and the growth of the dangerous germ In acid foods docs not cause the foul odor which causes other contaminated foods to be thrown away uneaten. The symptoms generally develop in from 12 to 36 hours after eating poisoned food. Nausea and vomiting are common and are usually followed by symptoms involving the nervous system. Double vision and other disturbances of .sight frequently occur. Difficulty in swallowing is a common com' plalnl Death unfortunately is frequent and is most common in from three to six days. Whether this will occur or not depends principally on the amount of this extremely poisonous substance that Is swallowed. The treatment of this fortunately rather rare condition Is not very food. There is an antitoxin, but this treatment is not ol value after the symptoms have appeared and too often a diagnosis is not made unUi tte symptoms tit vtU ad- It is the only died treatment now available, except for those measures which are aimed at supporting the patient's strength. The germ causing botulism is :pu"ri 'n many places and is likely o be on vegetables commonly ,iscd for home canning. The germ itself is harmless but the poison produces when grown in a sealed can is what Is dangerous. Heat for Long Period Furthermore, the disease germ is rather to heal. For this reason high temperatures for long periods should be used In the canning of all foods. Such methods of canning with high temperatures and under pressure for sufficiently long periods have been used more and more frequently with the result that fewer outbreaks of botulism are occurring than In the past. Also, thorough healing after opening the can destroys the to»in. Since treatment is unsatisfactory and the death rate of those afflicted is high it is extremely Important to use every precaution to avoid the danger of contamination of canned goods. . ports in the world sometimes do he same thing, if that's any consolation. Today's hand, for exam- was mlsplayed at both tables n the finals of the national team championships a few weeks ago. In both rooms South played the hand at four hearts against the opening lead of a low spade. Both • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Crying Won't Help Improve Your Game By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service If you somitf 1 "" lose » game, contract that you should have made, don't weep too many bitter tears about It. The greatest again to cash th» last diamond. Down one. This declarer should have discarded (instead of ruffing) when East led a low spade. Sihce East had led away from the king of spades, the rest would have been easy. But even if West had turned up with the king of spades, the contract would have depended only on a successful guess In diamonds later on. In short, South would have had two chances for his contract. In the other room, East was nol bold enough 'to return a spade when he got In with the queen of diamonds. He returned a club which declarer should have won in the dummy. Instead, South made the mistake of winning in his own hand with Ihe ace. He led diamond, and West put up the ace. Opportunity was knocking'once more at the door, for South coulc still rilake his contract by dropping dummy's king of diamonds on this trick. But declarer had a blind spot and played dummy's low dia mond. Now a spade return obligee declarer to ruff, and South fount that the blocked diamonds were a fatal handicap. Down one also The curious thing is that th contract cannot be missed if South only draws two rounds of trumps at the beginning of the hand. He then leads a diamond to dummy'* king, not caring who has the ace The defenders can take two o: three diamond tricks, depend on their luci, hnt Tin more. Forty per ce^t-less-nolse note for novie fans from a, popcorn mak- 'Our 1952 popcorn crop Is 40 >er cent less than last year." Eddie Mayehoff's TV show, ^'Forever Ambrose," has • new "le—"Doc Corkle"—because of a , hreatcned lawsuit by Fox studio and Kathleen (Amber) Winsor. The name of the top movie k!nj n the life of shapely, luscious Anl- Eckberg, the Swedish beauty conlest winner, would stagger yo«. She's under contract to TJ-I. The big female wrangle between Pat Medina and'Laurelte Luez during filming of Sam Katzman's "Siren of Bagdad" stemmed from the identical hairdos that the hairdressers gave them. The beauties went into a tizzy 'when they compared top-knots—then blew their tops. , Bill collectors in Detroit are calling themselves "adjusters of delinquent obligations." but the victims will continue to call 'em what they have always called 'em.—Savannah Morning News. r. Head Courier News Classified AcU. They say there are • lot at the old-type J2 bills In circul»- tlon around Denver, and thai ' they look or lip and new, too. As things are, getting hold of OIM ol them Is one way of being «ur« you've got a whole dollar fp your pocket instead of 50 cents. NORTH I *AQ« V 1072 »K83 *K763 EAST A1097H *K531 »J« ¥983 »AJ«I 4Q + Q 101 4 2 •ocnr (D) » AKQJ4 • 1087 4 J *A9 Both fid«s vul. W«* N»rtk But 1 V Pan 1 A pass 2 * Pass 2 V P)» J» Paw J N.T. Pass * V Ptsi Pat Paw Opening lead—* I Mississippi Mud HORIZONTAL 1 Capital of Mississippi 8 Mississippi U known as the "Magnolia VERTICAt 1 Squeezes 2 Brazilian macaws 3 Surrender 4 Korean weight 5 Floss silk 6 Hops' kiln? 7 Bird's home o Acidifies 9 Transpose* declarers won the first trick with the ace of spades and promptly drew thre£ rounds of trumps. The third round of trumps was a mis- lake, but not necessarily fatal. In both rooms South then continued by finessing • diamond to East's queen. In one room East boldly returned a low spade. >nd South made the fatal error of ruff- Ing. When h« led another diamond, West put up Ihe Ace and led Another spade to force out declarer'! last trump. Unfortunately, i h • diamonds were now blocked. South could lead to dummy's king of diamond;, and could get back to hln hand with the ace o( clubs to lead another diamond to Weat'x Jack, but UM> foutb couM MVM- fl*t IM 13 Interstices 14 Command 15 Insanity 16 Employers 11 Soulh (ab.) soulheasl (ab.) lt> Arabian gulf 18 Perfume 11 Gull-like bird 20 Compass point 12 Gaelic 21 Averages (ab.) 13 Assisted 7.2 Devotee 21RelucUn4 21 Depart 23 Sinew 27 Natural power24 Lounge 28 River in 25 Iroquoiao Germany Indian 32 Shield be»ring2* Exclamation 33 Exist 34 Glade (comb, form) 35 Prevaricator 36 Voulh 37 Podium 38 Fewer 39 Article 40 Important blood vessel 41 Dine 43 Sol 44 Hypothettc;H structural vmils 47 Years between 12 and 20 49 Female saw* (ab.) 52 Mississippi 1 ie-Virlulc *t Armis*' 54 Revolves 56 Once more 57 Prayer* 58 Mingle 27 Algerian seaport K Term of endearment 30 Eject 44 Mohamrrxda* priest « Venetian magistrate Asterisk 31 Genus o{ vmeslB God of love 33 Winged 45 Greek porticft 40 Capital of 50 Canvs* shelter Texas SI Essential <7 Make amende being 43 Breath* 53 Scottish IM noisily in sleepSS Onager I 5 ) 10 ^ a

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