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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 8, 1952
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TACE EIGHT BLYTHEVZLLK TBZ COURXJK KKW OO. M. W. KAINC*, PublidMT BAWIY A. HAINX8, AMlrtiat PV, A. A. PRKDRICK8ON, Zditor PAT* D. KUUAN, NXWg 8ol« Nation*! AdwUslr* twenrwi Wallace Wttmer Oo, New York, Chlwgo, Detrrtt Atlanta, MemphU. M icoond dut n»Mcr ** tht port- «4H«* »t Wythftvllle, Arkuui. wvfer «t of Ooo- *, October ». 1917. Member of The Associated Prew BUBSCRZPTION RATES: Br carrier In the city of Blythwtlle 0r «ny •uburban town »her« carrier «ervic« It maintained, 36o per week. By mail, within a radliu of SO mllw, »5.00 per year, »2.50 for six months, »1J6 for three months; bT BiaU outside M mil« »ne, »Ii.SO per yew payable in advance. Meditations of the tnth. _ f Tin- But Go<5 hlmwW U truth; In prop«g»tln» which, £< men display a greater Integrity and ami, approach nearer to the similitude of God, and possess a greater portion of his love, — Milton, Barbs What this country needt it fewer sndurance contests on the telephon*. -'. * * • Thrift Isn't always' Consider the man •ho C]|BJ» to hb <Je*d dfti H, the bM. * . '• • «'« strange how little kids lov« to tat jretn appJes. That tummies just ache* for them. : '. • * * :• » It's well that Noah didn't hare to f tl a btfl by C-otipwa before he eonM bofld the arc. ' • .'. ' •::• .'•*.• • '- Always finding fault with others Indicates you have at least, one of your own. We Shouldn't Take Cotton Picking Contest for Granted Last week, the 13th annual National Cotton Picking Contest was run off in Blytheville by the Junior Chamber of Commerce. . . Somehow, we get the'feeling that many of us who have been around during those 13 years and have seen the National Cotton Picking Contest develop and grow are taking thia project for granted. . ; . ' Year in and year out, the contest rolls on much like the Mississippi River « few miles to the east. Rut. there ar« a number of reasons for the contest reasons why we hope to see it,continue to grow. • ' j First, it is unquestionably the only project which draws national attention to BlythevilJe and Arkansas each year. Nothing in tiiis state can touch it for annual publicity appeal. This year, for the first time, Associated press sent a portable wireptioto unit here. Pictures of the contest were carried in metropolitan newspapers, not just in the tri-state area, but over the United States on Saturday. Secondly, the contest draws attention to this area's economic prime mover — cotton. National Cotton Council hag proved, again and again over the past 10 years, that publicity will sell cotton K"ods. True, the contest offers a sort of institutional advertising for cotton . . . but offers it in a dramatic manner. The National Cotton Picking Contest deserves the continued support of all. Europe's Unsure Economy Threatens Defense Plans Red hopes that Western Europe would go broke trying to re-arm, thus driving millions of new recruits into the camps of the revolutionaries, have been thwarted. But the picture still isn't rosy. Trying to produce guns and butter at the same time has been a tough problem for the NATO countries' economic planners. As of right now, however, they are doing much better than might have been expected of tkem. Prices in Europe have continued to rise slowly, but most of the western nations are Keeping them in hand. Most wages have been able to keep pace with prices. John Public is still living at a fair standard in most countries, despite dire predictions. The defense build-up hasn't bettered his lot - it has probably made it a tiny bit worse — but it also hasn't ruined him or sent him running for comfort to the Commies. The threat of an economic crack-up is still acute. While anti-inflationary «bl* to kwp the !id on. th«jr have alw led to » slowdown in several important fkldi «,d many ob . ••rvew M* pointing; to the prospect of h«vy unemployment withia * ywr or •o. 'Another eaus« for worry has been a weakening in Europe'* overseas trade relation*. After ihowing a slight apurt in 1961, Industrial exports are on the downgrad* again. European product* ar« meeting stiff sales resistance at the ends of the shipping lanes. And tn- tra-Europe trade has also shown a drop from last year's figures. The first to gripe akout the economic pinch has been France. The French are saying that the military build-up has put a marked strain on their economy. If they don't receive more aid from U. S., they warn, they'll have to slow down on the defense program . A slowdown also threatens in Britain, which is currently having another case of the jitters. There, as in France, .the government knows it must come up with a solution for its economic ills or go down. And the regime replacing it might not be so friendly to either. America or the rearmament schemes. Other NATO members are in a similar position. Many experts believe that the anti-inflationary moves were too late in getting started and that the present good results merely represent the calm before the storm. It is apparent, they say, that the job of keeping things on a fairly" even keel financially,, as is being done now, cannot be accomplished by internal financial policy alone. Europe's currencies must be sharply readjusted to changed world conditions and its wares must get a better break at overseas trade markets. Until this is done, the free world will make a verp large mistake if it finds too much joy in present conditions and takes the continued success of the Western Europe defense plans for granted. Views of Others When in Doubt, Pass Two As all good American club members know, th» resolutions committee Is a very important part of their organization, when something is wrong, or right, someone must so resolve. The committee la _a father-confessor lor the members, who relleva their consciences by unloading resolutions. These are hastily approvedJfcyahe overburdened committee, and rapidly read;, to Rnd approved by the full convention. To dlspute'a resolution Is highly Improper. It decreases the time delegates may spend enjoying the -host city's cultural life, and might even Jeopardize one's own resolution. We have Just been reading the several hundred resolutions approved by the national encampment of the Veterans of Foreign V.';rs. We know, of course, that nil members endorse the VFW's drive to permit "shipment by-mntl of live scorpions" (Res. No. 10, and are concerned over the fat« ot "scout dogs used In the Korean War after their period of usefulness has ceased." (Res. No. 242.) And it cannot be denied that "longer visiting hours at the VA hospital In Miles City, Montana" (Res. No. 212) Is a meritorious proposal. But we feel that the conscientious \TFVV member Is going to have trouble carrying out some of the mandates of the national encampment. for. in Res. No. 134, the VFW asks for "the creation of medical scholarships by the government to establish a modern medical department In each branch of our armed services." But, In Res. No. 301, the VFW opposes "the use of federal aid to education." And. In Res. No. 13. the VFW Is a$ jt«d to "cooperate with the American National Bed Cross Is asMstfng In the contribution al .d collection of blood for )i.=e by the armed forces." But, in Res. No. 305, the VFW opposes "control of the Red Crow, or any single organisation on the procurement of blood for the armed forces And. m Res. 32, the VFW records itself as 'approving and supporting the United Nations" But, In Res. No. 22. it records itself as "opposing any and all forms of world governing" Well, maybe i he ln!e , u ww . , o gtye ^ c(jm _ rades a broad base of operations back home If (hats the case, congratulations on a fine job The encampment was oven kinder to the boys than Republican or Democratic platform writers were to their candidates. —Charlotte (N. c.) News. SO THEY SAY Don't be afraid of telling the British people ugly things. - Prime Minister Winston Churchill. * • • The beasts of the forest are less savage than some of the men you meet In the cities. _ French "nature girl" Andree Vodey. * * . More than ever today it Is necessary !or people to know peoples and lor their leaders to meet and exchange views. - British Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden. * * * I <io not think Stalin will order his' army to march against this weapon (the Hydrogen bomb) —S<n. Brien McMahon (D., Conn.). Peter ftfcon'c Washington Co/urn GOP Command Aims Big Pitch At the Undecided Negro Voters XV A CUTMr**1*s^» Jim. . . , . WEDNESDAY/ OCT. g, 19CS BLYTHEVILLB (ARgJ COURIER Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD -(NBA) -Excl sively Yours: An Academy Awar nas jlnxed more than one caree but Humphrey Bogart has no r grets about the shiny, year-old O car standing on a special shelf i his home. "The way to survive an Oscar, Bogle growled, "Is never to try an win another one.-You've seen wha happens to some Oscar winner They spend the rest of their live turning dawn scripts while search ing for the great role to win an other one. I hope r m never even noroma ea. its meat and potato ace role 'or me from now on." A trip to Texas, where he ca vorted around with Glenn McCar hy, didn't leave Bogle draped o he ropes in the elbow-bendln competition. "I outdranfc every Texan net, he declared. "They droppe around me like flies." - Florence Chadwick conquere he Calahna Island channel, 'bu lie legal seas may engulf her Hovie makers eager for her ser\ ces are being advised that Kath 'f hn B , e " tle >'' w| w "rote the 5 tor f her life. "Water is My World as a 50-per-cent Interest In he t°ry for all media. Florence' ajvyer. says the swimmer is th ole owner, David Brian was offered th eavy role with Jimmy Stewart ir Thunder Bay"- and roared r^ y " N <?-" Wants, hero part. r om now on. _.Whoa There, Nellie BURLESQUE bumps are cen orable on the screen but film WASHINGTON -(NBA)- R e . publican headquarters Is making a bigger pitch for the Negro vote his year than It has ever made before, but; the outlook is still said o be not ifoo optimistic. In ma the GOP figures It reter Edxi tember. That still Isn't got 30 per cent of the colored vote. Sample polls taken In 104 areas north ot the Mason-Dixon line, where there !s a heavy colored population, Indicate that the OOP percentage mny be up to 36 or 3T, as of Sep- majority. So ----- . .„,, v „ 'iioji/nty, Republican headquarters, with a Negro vote section under Val Washington of Chicago, is starting a one month's Intensive campaign to see if ihe percentage can't be raised to over 50 by Nov. 4. r irst piece of ammunition in this explains, and they wanL to know the answers to some of the claims made by politicians whom they don't believe. It's to supply .this information to speakers that the new political handbook has been prepared. • Argues that OP "Delivered - Its main arguments are that while the Democrats have promised colored voters the most, they have delivered the least. It is the OOP claim that Republican politicians have done more than their opponents to aid the colored people. Here are some of the arguisr.Ui: . World-wide publicity was given to the report from President Truman's . Committee on Civil Rights in 1047. The committee's recommendations were largely responsible for the Democrats winning the colored vote in 1948. Yet not one single law was enacted in the Democratic 81st and 82nd Congresses to carry out the Democratic platform promises on civil rights, ' Even without this legislation, It non n s ~~ — ...*..L. U t ,,„;, itryvsiiuion, ic drive Is a new handbook, "The s Claini ed by the Negro Republi- Republican Party and the Negro," nar " i thal ' D —"- IJ — ' "• ------- • for campaign speakers and woric- "•-,-enty.flve thousand copies pnmphlet have been prepared for distribution In the Iforth and West, wherever the Negro vote is an Important factor. "The question and 'answer period has become n lot more important ihnn It used to be," says Washington. "The old practice was to write n speech.."or a.iy candidate campaigning in a colored ward '-' him read-it. When he -., It was through, and If anybody ,asked him a question he •vas finished." Negro voters are a lot smarter than they used to be, Washington then rea cans that President Truman by executive order could have abolished segregation In the armed forces, expanded the Civil Rights section of Ihe Department ol Jus- lice, created « Civil Rights com -mission in his own office, and named a Negro administrative assistant to guarantee full consideration of race relations problems. The Democratic President did none of..these, things. Senate records show that frofn 53 to 100 per cent of the Republicans voted for civil rights le^lsla- tton in the last 10 years. The- Democratic record is zero to 47 per cent. In t the House, the record is 82 ^11 ,tne nouse, tne record is 82 tolOO per cent of the Republicans for civil rights legislation. For the Democrats the record is 43 per cent to a maximum or 62 per cent On cloture rules—or limitation of debate in the U. S. Senate, 19 per cent of the Republicans voted for this restriction while only 35 per cent of the Democrats voted for it. : Republicans Took Active Steps For 20 years Democrats have been in control of government of the District of Columbia. Yet neither Presidents Roosevelt nor Truman took active steps to end BCK- regation or discrimination. No Republican state has atlempt- ed to limit Negro, voting by a poll tax law. In the'll states with fair employment practices legislation, nine of the laws were passed by Republican legislatures/The two Democratic- exceptions were New Mexico and Rhode Island The civil rights' voting record of Ben. John Sparkman of Alabnma Democratic candidate for vice president. Is Inkcn opnrt by the Republicans. Their record shows hat. he has voted against such legislation IS times out of 16 in the Senate and "before that, seven times out of seven in the Houso WHile it u admitted that pro- jrcss has been made in eliminating discrimination in the' Army and Air Force, so per cent of the Negroes in the Navy ;rc signed to duty as mess attendants. Of the 26 Negroes who have been ;lected to the u. s. Congress, 23 have been Republicans. In the entire federal government service of the Democratic admln- straHon there Is today only one "legro h=!d^g an Imporlant pol- cy.making post. He Is Dr. Frank a. Home, assistant to the Housing and Home Finance Administrator on racial relations. the Doc-tor Says- »• Millions of people either during he last world war or since then lave contributed their blood hrough Ihe American Red Cross Jloort program. Hal millions of others have held back cither because they thought the need wns not real or because they feared they themselves would be harmed by contributing. First, I should like to say some- Ihlng about the need. Few people have to be told now ihat blood saves lives among those injured In warfare. Remember then that move than iOO.OOO of our young men have been casualties in Korea. Many of Ihem ha ve ndeeedm m urceo h than the single pint of blood given at one lime by a donor. But thousands are back in full health who would not have survived without blood transfusions. Indeed, (his Is one of the principal reasons for the new record low death rale among men wounde- ed In war. But this is not all. The use of blood In the civilian population Is of enormous Importance. Blood Is literally life-giving In many human diseases, and after many Injuries or accidents. The fact that tils immediately available when needed has helped thousands of men women and children utterly unconnected with the lighting front It is essential, too, that we have a good stockpile ot Mood In event of emergencies. If an »tc:r. bs-ih should fall, it mitrht leave mariy :houcanris of people Iniurcd, and for Ihem blood and Its products' would be the greatest single life- savin? medicine. Much as we should like to. we cannot shut our --yea to Lola terrifying possibility. Nothing to Fear This gives an Idea of the need for blood, which is estimated at about S million pints per year. From the standpoint of the person who gives blood, there Is nothing to fear. The prospective donor Is tested before the blood is taken and If there is any disease present or any abnormality which makes it Inadvisable to take it, he or she is passed over. But for the normal person, glv Ing blood is safe .and easy, painless and harmless. It can be given three to five times a year, and when one considers the enormous benefit which this blood provides, such donations seem little enough to give. their chest, and the result was a swing of more than three thousand points In his favor. When Stakgold doubled four hearts, he had the impression that the opponents were slruggllng with a misfit hand. Actually, South would have won all thirteen tricks at .four hearts doubled, for a score of 1390. (At match point the honors In hearts would not count.) Instead of standing his ground, North ran to four spades, and Easl promptly doubled. East was no professor, but his double was very o go into a bump. Then the ca. era cuts to a bug-eyed male in the audience just as his head Jerks uacit, Her co-workers, are all .admlra -Th , r Peg ? >T Leo ' wh ° The Jazz Singer" despite a sud den glandular illness that would have floored Miss Average Girl Peggy's doctors are deeply concerned about her condition. Now it can be told: During 111,,, mg of Jennifer Jones' "Ruby Gen ry," David o. Selznick, the riios tireless memo writer in Hollywood sent a series of typewritten mes sages of "suggestions', 1 to Director King Vidor. pay the film was com Pletetl Vidof put nil the'menios in a neat pile. The stack of tnemos was thicker than the script of the picture. . Edward G. Robinson is -coming out of the shadows, as they say m those soap -commercials. The screen's "Little Caesar!' reports to i major studio again for a Tonv :urtis film at U-I with a "Sorrel and Son" theme. MOM isn't talking about it, but Mogambo," with Gable and Ava Gardner, Is a remake of the Gable-Jean Harlow hit, "Red Rust " > JACOBY ON BRIDGE Proper Bid of Kings Brings Many Points By OSWALD JACOBT Wriltcn for NBA Service Probably the average person i:\lnks of a college professor as a timid sort of chap who wears glasses and n thoughlful frown, who plays a nice snappy game of solitaire but wouldn't dream of go- ins in for any other caret game. Actually. 1 know several college professors \vho pl»y a very robust brand of contract brldse. and the hero of today's hand" Is one of them. The West cards lit today's hand were held by Professor Ivnr Sink- gold, of the Harvard malhematici [acuity. The professor bid his two gs u though they h»d hair OB NORTH * K Q ia 7 e 2 VNone * J62 + A843 EAST * J95 « KQ73 *K J96 » A 149854 +2 SWfTH (B) * A43 » AKQJ82 2* 39 4¥ Pass Pass *Q 1075 Both sidre vul We^ North Pass 1 4 Pass 24 Pa** 4 4 Double 4 A Pass 5+ * Pass Pass Pass Pass Double Double Opening.lead—« K much like his partner's; North would have made at least eleven ricks snd might well have made all Ihlrlccn at four spades doubled. Once again North couldn't stand prosperity. He ran to five clubs, and East doubled once more on the assumption that his partner had good clubs. This was the only sound dotible of the lot, and it reaped a rich harvest. West opened UK kin« oi dla- nonds, and South ruffed with the ive of clubs. Declarer saw that he had been talked out of a good score in either hearts or spades •oi he decided to play the hand ide open to make five clubs doubled. Acting on (his theory, South led he seven of clubs to d'umrAy's ace •ina returned a low club from the dummy. When East discarded a low heart, South moaned a powerful moan. v° f !;: 5Dr slak B°'<J promptlv k . «! ree <™mp tricks, afteV ch the defenders ran five diamond tricks. Dowr..=ix netted the East-West pair noo points on a hand m which they had earlier stood to lose 139D points Around the World ;„: • Pfodu c« Paul regory'i plu for a stage version of th« eour M, , 5cene from " The Mutiny include Dana Andrews f» V£ pti " "'* °* .K , J * wrenc *' f»?ii U ? to< wil1 sue ColumN* fi> failing to give her the star bll£h' provided for by her contract a ! 'P ke / Rooney* leading lady 1 All 'Ashore." S|>rl»f Chicken Henry Fonda changi — ......«, snotiicr top star wi» do the film version of "Mr. Rot erts" Henry told Josh Loga months ago that he was afraid h wouldn't have the younger-Sar springtime look required by th camera for the role of the youn naval officer. .Gagsters' new (Hie for Ptti mount's remake of "Spawn of th North": ' . ^ "What Makes Salmon Run? Rosemary Clooney's still duckin a direct answer to the "Wm.yoi/ wed-Jose Ferrer?" riddle, but pali are belting there will be weddin^ bells early next year. . .Gorflo' McRae's wife, Sheila. Is takin' singing lessons from the late Oraq Moore's coach, Ullian Ooodmaiv • - .Fox is talking to Jack Hale" about a one-picture deal. The fllr version of "Top Banana"? "Captain Bllgh of Australia" on MG's new schedule. Ble que tiom Will Charles Laughlon, »h once said he would never renr (he character, change his rt' about Bllgh? His Captain Kidd *ii Abbott and Costello is practlcall the same character. Busy aclor department: Ronal Reagan, allergic to moleskin, acting—and scatching—his wa through "Law.and Order" »t U- CONVERSATION overheard Ihe coffee counter: First girl 'When Is your sister thinking c ?elting married?" Second girl: "A the time."—Carlsbad JJ.M.) Cut rent-Argus. years Ago In Blytheville A meeting of landholders an andowners of Drainage District has been called to discuss the prc losed . levee program along litt River. ' ... T. J. Barnes has been given a cit bus franchise for 10 years. Fee wl be $100 per yoar. About K couples attended a dan it the Women £ Club given by " Brown, Shorty»Workman, Joe rtcHaney, Cooksey Dodson, Hmi 3ozier, Fred Boyett, Russell Fai Villiam Guerir: ^and John Bright. If Eisenhower isn't elected! head of the government, we sup- j Pose he can stin be president of 5 Columbia University. A» to Stevenson, if he isnt elected, Arch Nearbrit* says that with h his gift for nifties and -wisecracks, he shouM be in big de-| mand as a toastmasier at ban-! *tM*^ — ^ HORIZONTAL VERTKAI, '• Paulo in Brazil 4 Heavy cord 8 Pacific island 12 Make a mistake 13 Brother of Jacob (Bib.) H Operatic solo 15 Blackbird 16 Helpers of others 18 Seaport In Morocco 20 Grind th« teeth 21 Possessive pronoun 22 Night birds 24 City in Nevada 28 Soviet mountains 27 Chinese game, •—• iongg 30 African antelopes 32 Envoy 34 Potatoes (coll.) 35 Rubber 36 Compass point 37 Lampreys 39 Small lake 40 Spanish cat 41 Marsh 42 Courtesy Utl« !5 More showy 49 Things left out 51 Cravat 52 Profour.i 53 B« very fond 54 Sea eagle 55 "The of the earth" 36 Indigo 37 Placed 1 Line ot junction 2 Italian river 3 Begin 4 Peruses 5 Capital of Norway 6 Boy Scout unit 7 Europe (ab.) 8 Wins 25 Dash ' 9 —^ ai ° r 26 Hem of and Minor property "Small islands 27 InsSlaTon 11 Crush materials i«ir eS t Pretty '8 Solar disk 19 Make amends 29 Drove 2j Part of Great 3! Reveries BrHain 24 Network 33 Yawned 38 Body of water 40 Part* 41 Kind of oft 42 Fashion 43 Prayer ending 44 Expired 46 Opposed 47 Ireland 48 Hire . So Mountain hi Crete

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