The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on October 10, 1950 · Page 101
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 10, 1950
Page 101
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NKWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10, «• BLYTHEYILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher •AMY A. KA.INES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor »AU1/ D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager M» National Advertising Representatives: Wtdlua> Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AU»nU, Memphti. u Kcond class matter at the post- offfcv at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Con•, October 8, 1917. Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: 9y carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any Mburban town where carrier service U maintained, 35c per veek. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles J5.00 per jrtar, «2.jO for six months, $1.25 for three months; bf mall outside 50 mile'Zone, J12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations WKKM man fiecln, when no man purh: but Ihc Jusl, hold as • lion, shall be wUh- •Ut 4r**4.—Provrrbn 28:1, -...'* * * Thtre' Is no terror, Cassius, in your threats, For I »m arm'd so strong in honesty That they pass by me as the idle wind, Which I respect not. —Shakespeare. Century's Mid-Point: Time for Reoffirmation Since the beginning of the second half of what promises to be a progressively eventful 20th Century may be properly regarded as a turning point, follows that this is a time for both reminiscence and reaffirmation. tJ It was 22 years, ago last month that the Blytheville Courier News passed into the hands of the present owner, -'•«nd it has been during these past 22 years that this newspaper has made its 1 greatest progress as a vital and con• structive element in, this community. Thi« progress has been due in large part to the advance of both- Blythe>ill« and Mississippi County. And it U th« hope of this newspaper that it h»«, at the same time, been a contributing factor to the progress of this area. Mort than that, it is the desire of ttii« newspaper to be an element of this community that will account in some Msagure for future progress. . So it i« with the publication of this Mid-Century Edition that the Courier N*w> take* the opportunity to reflect <m rt« conformity to policies set 22 years at* and to reaffirm those practices as •oatinuinY standards of .editorial behavior forth* years ahead. Th« aims and policies of the Courier New* were well set out in an editorial 9«Mi«he<i in the first edition turned <ntt under th« present ownership. Hers are pertinent portions of this Introductory editorial: "Our purpose is the production of a Mwspaper that will reflect credit upon th« city in which it is published, and which, will be a positive factor for th« good of Blytheville and the surrounding country . . . "The new management . . . will continue the development and improvement of the paper as rapidly as the circumstances and the needs of the community may warrant . . . "A complete, accurate and interesting presentation of activities and events in Blytheville and Mississippi County, and in the neighboring Missouri counties of Pemiscot and Dunklin, will be our first endeas'or , . . "This is to be a newspaper devoted to the interests of Blytheville and the country round about, and it is our conviction that our most valuable service to the people of this region will be in giving them the news of the community in which they live . . . "Just as local and community activities will have first attention in (lie new.s columns of this paper, so matters involving the interests and welfare of the people of Blytheville and the surrounding countryside will receive first consideration in the cdi.torial columns. . . "Jt will not be our policy to take any active partisan participation in local politics, except in such rare instances as may seem to us to involve issues vital to the welfare of Blylheville or Mississippi County. Should such' circumstances justify us in supporting one side or the other in any local controversy, that partisanship will be expressed only in the editorial columns. Fair and equal treatment to all sides will always govern the news columns of this paper . . , "The position of the Courier News with respect to national politics will be described best by independent Democratic. This will be a Democratic newspaper, but not a party organ. We will always regard loyally to the best interests of the community, slate and nation as holding primacy over mere described best as independent Democratic ticket because we believe it is right. \\'e will not support any and all candidates because they call themselves Democrats ... "It will be uur slncers endeavor to produce a newspaper that will merit for ilself and tor us the continued confidence and good will of the community. It is our earnest hope that every reader of the Courier News will come to regard this newspaper as a personal friend, and that every citizen of the area which we serve will feel free to come to us for any service which is within the function and the ability of « newspaper to render." These were the aims and policies of' the Courier News 22 years ago when it came under the present management. These are the aims mid policies to which the Courier News has endeavored to adhere throughout these past 22 years. ' These are the aims and policies which tlie Courier New.s reaffirms today as still-worthy standards. As a newspaper is not merely a mechanically-produced commodity but rather is highly compounded of the human element, it has not been possible to exist more than two decades without erring. Nothing exists in a complete state of perfection and wu would be the last to claim exception to this rule. But we do take pride in having adhered in the main to the well-established policies formulated 22 years ago. Today, we reaffirm our pledge to keep our standards at these heights and, God willing, to do everything in our power to maintain our daily work at these' levels. once over I ig b t ly — i»j A. A. Fredrfckson Where (So we go from here, boys? Here we stand, bare-faced, chagrined, somewhat frayed around the edges and .with somewhat Ic&s to brag about than we thought we had. It's ths "Mid-Century," the mid-way point, the half-way mark, the turn of the half-century or whatever else you'd like to label It. -And -what Is it, where Is It and just what have we got here? Anyone who comes up with a half-way In* tclliglble answer Is eligible to win »64, > giant Jackpot, a box of candybars, two tickets to "All's Quiet on the Western Front," * cracked crystal ball or two passports to paradise and if you want to get there you find the place. Is It progress? Is It civilization forging ahead? 3s It new frontiers? Or a'reljve just "advancing forward." as more than oiie' speech-maker has said without thinking? What's uncart? For that mailer, what's behind? And for more than that matter, what the hell are we doing now? Anybody know? You thinkers, yon lenders, yon planners, yon saviours of mankind—speak up. There's a wilderness about us but no audible voice in It. Fifty years since that auspicious moment, that well-worn cliche—The Turn of the Century. In which direction was that turn made? Was It right or was U left or did it zlg-iag across the middle of the road? What's left? What carried over? What matte the deepest imprint? Was It the Cross of Silver or the Invention of the automobile or the end ot the sweat-shop or the War to End Wars or Normalcy or the Charleston or Prohibition' or the WPA or the NRA or Social Security; Or was It Pearl Harbor or the War to Save. Democracy or the USO or the OPA or Yalta or Poisdam or Tehran or Lcnd-Lcase? Or was It that day at the Little White House In Warm Springs, Oa., or was It Ihe humble ex-habcrdasher who asked the prayers of a nation or was it "Good Old Joe?" Or the free-love spawning of bureaus or gov- criunent-by-crony or Civil Rights or public power or price supports or Brannan Plan or socialized medicine? Or a cocky little man bringing the "facts" to the people or Communists In the Slate Department or deep-freezers or red herring or live percenters? Or [he Marshall Plan or the Iron Curtain or pink-tea Fur East policies? Or dcbate-and-vclo, debate-and-veto In the United Nations? Or Korea? Or the 38th Parallel? Or what? It's been the lovlngesl. hatingesl, flghtingest, peaccful-est. drunkencst: soberest, smarest, stup- idisl, loudest,, quietest, happiest, sorriest, best, lousiest 50 years this country has seen all rolled up Into one bundle. Some of us are richer, some ol us are poorer, some are happier, some are sadder. Most of us are still alive and many of us are awfully, completely dead and some of us are a little dead in the heart or In the mind. Fifty years. Fitly good years. Fifty lousy years. Tile only thing you can say without (ear of contradiction is that It's been 50 years since 1900 And about all most of us cowards will 'low Is that come 2000 It'll have been another SO years. Bui 2000 Is over the hill, across the valley and a fur piece up lh' road, stranger. How do we get there? What's the best path —the least rocky? Which road do we take? You thinkers, yon leaders, you planners, you saviours of mankind, speak up. There's f. whole world listening tor your answer? Where do »e jo from here, boys? 'Hey, Son! How You Grew While You Were in Korea!' Egypt Wants to Oust Britain in Mid-East By DeWITT MacKENZIE AP I'd re I en Affaire Analyii The Egyptian United Nations delegation Is reported to have put out as a feeler the extraordinary proposal that their little nation contribute from one to two million men as part of an international police force. This suggestion Is premised on the idea trmt other U. N. members supply arms and equipment from this huge force. It also carries the conditions that Britain withdraw her troops from Egyptian territory. Egypt would guarantee to protect Peter Fdson'i Washington Column — Inhabitants of Pentagon Hopi ing No More Intei'ior Decorating Due By DOUGLAS I.ARSKN (N'EA Correspondent) (Peter Edson Is In F.urop« nn special assignment) WASHINGTON ^--INEA)— What [rightens most people in the Pentagon about getting a new secretary of defense Is the possiblily of start- again the mass game of desks" _ which Johnson Ing over 'musical started when he came In. Johnson's first order when he took office Involved shifting practically every office in the Pentagon around to suit his convenience. The Johnson-Inspired shift Isn't finished yel. It cost about »4 million lor new partitions, .changing phones and the general job of moving: If General Marshall has his own :rteas about office arrangements It'll probably cost another n million. That doesn't Include the loss of time involved and the confusion of never being able to find an ofMce from day to day. Maybe Lowering prices Woulrl Help of Agriculture study aimed The Department has just completed «t finding out better ways" to sell poultry and eggs. Among their recommendations are these: For Ihe psychological effect on customers the clerks should handle eggs "almost tenderly." Use of f. process called "thernio- stabilizatlon," which helps eggs resist deterioration, it Involves dipping eggs In boiling water for 20 seconds. Display the eggs on counters between dark green vegetables so they will catch the customer's eye. Nary Helps "Voice" Expand Navy Department Is now building one of the biggest and most powerful radio stations In the world at Tangier. North Africa. It's he- Ing bxilll for the State Department and will b» used for Voice of America propaganda broadcasts beamed at Russia. Now It's .lohnaon'a Twrn W Writ, i Book Photographer* and > handful of reporters who went to Louis Johnson's office the day he left got neither a picture or statement from him on his departure. But hn talked to them for 15 minutes about some of his /utnre plans. He sold he had kept * complete diary on everything that had happened while he w»s In office »nd planned to do a boo* on It. And although he wouldn't'let the group see from wire he had just received General MacArthur. it w«s learned Inter from the communications center that th« general had high praise for the job Ix>ut« h«d done while In office. This Wire Wasn't Congratulatory General XfncArthur himself got » wire from the Joint Chiefs ot Staff the day after the Inchon landing in Korea, it told him in no uncertain term« to stop talking about Just who had planned the Invasion. Stories out of Korea from members of the general's staff said that the Invasion had been accomplished In spite of the Joint Chiefs not thinking much of the thing. Lot. of Turkeys—Hljh-fljint Kind Agriculture experts also predict that there will he a turkey for every household In America this Thanksgiving. A recofd crop of 44,580,000 turkeys Is being fattened now. Prlce'll probably be up, though. Next Year's Crop Ylelrla to B* Up? Aside from advising farmers to market spring pigs at heavier weights this fall, there's nothing government can do to Increase yields this year. But bigger yields of Th« DOCTOR SAYS Wrlllrn fur NEA Service By KDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Practically everyone who has not already had it Is susceptible to mumps. This disease, however, is most common between the ages of 5 and 15. Many cases are fairly ievere but probably a large number the mumps knowing it. Mumps can be a very widespread and a serious disease. During the first World War there were nearly one quarter of a million cases among members of the united States Army. The time between exposure and the development of the first symp- of people have had irus without even toms is about eight days, though this may vary a good deal, first, slight fever is present and there Is some pain just below the ear, usually on one side .This same area is tender to the touch and not only her own straleglo area but the all-Important Suez Canal- gateway to the East. She doesn't think this defense should be left In British hands. This Isn't the first arrow of the kind Egypt has shot into the air to see where it would land. The sam« idea was advanced recently In Cairo and was published in the London Aa, press. All of which, of course, gives " rise to speculation as to just what Is behind this strange suggestion. First ofl the average observer will note that It would take a magician ito rsise an army of 2,000,000 from a population of 20.000,000. Even If such a force could be established, its maintenance would be too great a burden especially for a country which Isn't rich. However, assuming that a strong army could be raised and equipped, Just what is It that Egypt has In mind? "Get Rid of Britain" . One thing, of course, she makes amply clear. She wants to get rid of British influence which always has been a thorn In the flesh. I first had personal contact with Egyptian bitterness against British domination In World War I. just after England established a protectorate over the country. I had a long audience with the late Sultan Hussein Kamil. one of Egypt's great princes who had been assigned to the rule by Britain. He didn't want the Job. but felt that he might be able to help his people by taking It. all 1851 crops may be encouraged. Department of Agriculture officially refuaei to admit there's a war >n. But recent announcement that inert will be no marketing quotas I o r 1851 winter wheat indicates what Ihe trend will be. Smnfillng f4,, w „„ In in[ , Out Business U. S. Customs agents now have to watch efforts to "smuggle out" materials under export controls, as well aa catching effors to smuggle In. Not only munitions, but also scarce raw materials and drugs, are which of the smartfes the try commodities to ship out country In violation of law. Typical was a recent effort to conceal 2000 pounds of a scarce sulfa drug, worth »S500, In bales of scrap rubber. Moot valuable catch made by Customs agents In past year was 20,000 European watch movements. They were carried In five trunks as personal baggage by a traveler try- Ing lo get them out of New Orleans and into various South American countries, on a pleasure cruise. Cameras and jewels are still the favorite merchandise which people try to smuggle into the U. S. Most Of these amateur smugglers never learn anything. They resort to the old favorite of a falsebottomed soon a slight swelling can be noticed which increases gradually. About two-thirds of those affected have it on both sides. The greatest inconvenience from mumps results from (he difficulty in eating. Chewing is usually painful and even speech and swallowing may be difficult. Acid foods, such as strawberries, may be impossible to eat because of the pain which they produce. The part Involved In mumps Is the partold gland, which la one of the glands producing saliva. Mumps is not a disease which can be ignored and serious complications can develop, especially those which -involve the sexual glands, though Ihts is rare before maturity. A recent study of this subject, however, concludes that in- volvetnent ot the male sex glands from mumps Is not an Important cause of sterility. Research Incomplete Some research aimed at developing a vaccine which might prevent the disease entirely has been carried out. Tills has been .tried monkeys and small groups of children, it seems to give Increased resistance in about half of those to whom it is given. Whether this will be of practical use on all children or in military service seems somewhat doubtful at the moment. The patient with mumps should be kept in bed usually for about two weeks. Because the disease Is so contagious, he should be kept away from others for some time Special treatment Is not necessar, as a rule except to keep the mouth clean and give a diet which Is easj to eat and digest. The ears of London's high com- At missloner in Alexandria must have burned as the sultan poured out his eelings. He blasted the British to hades and back. And by and large hat represents Ihe feelings of present day Egypt about British domination and the presence of foreign canvas belt worn under and nearly always get trunk or clothing, caught. Canada Ixwes Money on Tourist Deal Expenditures In Canada by armed forces. Then Egypt's prestige among the^f Arab nations is involved. She Is v lead of the Arab League which was 'ormed in Cairo In 1945. This consists of Egypt, Iraq, Transjordan, Saudi-Arabia, Syria, the Lebanon and Yemen. The Egyptians contend that they would be defending their homeland. I'm afraid that Is a specious argu T ment which could only be true It the Egyptian army were ss efficient . as the British. One doubts whether Egypt can compete with England in this respect as yet. Soei Canal It Vital There is another aspect of thli situation which can't be overlooked. Not only Is the defense of the Suez • Canal vital to the Western nations, but peace must be maintained In the whole highly Inflammable Middle Eastern zone. That is a task which Egypt could scarcely undertake alone. However, It's easy lo have a sympathetic understanding of Egypt's desire to be her own boss. Certainly she will be expected to make her contribution of a military unit to the projected U. N. force for maintenance of peace, although she I&A one of those not contributing to^ the U. N. army in South Korea. For the rest, her present army and thi British should be able to work to- ' gether effectively. But the idea of an army of one or two millions would stagger much bigger countries than Egypt, he was entitled to think that hi would set the contract. On the othe hand it was a lead pipe cinch that his partner would hold an absolute bust and the chances are that Dan would not make all three o[ his kings. Hence he was doubling in an effort to gain a mere fitly points. As against this possible fifty-point gain he was giving the rte- adlans spent a record amount of money outside provinces for travel. In the net balance, Canada dropped »5I million for the year. IN HOLLYWOOD Br ERSKINF. JOHNSON NEA Staff Corresponrteni KOLLYWOOD (NEA) -- Exclusively Yours: Frank Sinatra — the two-thirds that's left of him—will commute between New York and Hollywood this winter, TV in New York and Ava Gardner In Hollywood. . . . John Barrymore. Jr. .and former actress Betty Avery said it's love, . . . The Alan Dadds are steaming over the brawl between a blonde model and her boy [rlend at their ranch home. They opened the place lo 800 guests for a charity event and wound up the scapcgoata. . . . There's a bitter court fight looming In the Dan Dalleys' divorce. Beth. I hear, will seek full-time custody of thetr young son. • • • Robert Q. lyCwis' definition of a Hollywood playboy: "A jttiy who, when his psychiatrist tells him (o settle i!nv>n lake lake.' and no;" he shrugs. Shelley Winters. Betty Garrett and Larry Parks caught the mood of the peppy Hollywood Foreign Correspondents A s s o c 1 a 11 on's monthly luncheon at Lucey's. Bct- j ty, introduced as "Miss Belly Garrett." quipped: j "In my present condition (she i has a dale with Ihe stork In March) I ! would rather be known as Mrs, ' Larry Parks." Shelley, explaining why she cancelled her (rip lo Eur;pe thus summer, blamed her studio, "They told me: 'Shelley, you stay home from Europe. There's enough trouble over there."' Larry w?s asked his recallon lo Jolson's voice coming out of his month. "Well," hf said. "1 san(f in several B musicals at Columbia and wife, wonders whose «lfc to. r'frsnnallr I like Jolson's voice much belter." Whal's In a Name Title headaches: Republics "The See HOLLYWOOD on Fa^e Phyllis Avery. who's lo Don Taylor in private life what Liz Taylor was lo him In "Father of the Bride." makes her film debut In "Queen (or a Day." There's a "don't-try-to- stop-me" look In her eyes as she says: "I took lime out from my acting carter to marry Don and have two babies, Now J'rn serious about my career again and Don thinks it's fine." Schnot Nixes TV Ban George Jcssel's producer contract at Fox now contains a no-television clause. But MOM couldn't, t,ilk Jimmy Duranle Into the same deal. His co-starring role with Mickey Rooney In "The Strip" will he his swan song as an MGM contract star. He told me: "It's da only way 1 could get on TV." Jimmy's IcIeviMou debut is set lor Oct. U In New York—"I'm excited •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD .1ACOBT Writlen lor NEA Service Doubling Don Foiled By Optimistic Oliver Optimistic Oliver looked at the dummy, gulped a couple of times and started his apology. "Partner. I rather hoped you might have a little more. As U is we will Mill make our contract with a little luck, provided that old Dnn has a good double for a change." Doubling Dan said nothing but already he was sorry lhat he had doubled and hi wu going to be a lot sorriei Before the hand was over. Before making his speech Oliver, had decided to play Doubling Dan j for all three of the missing kings. | In that case he saw how to make) the contract sure, provided that Dan's spade holding was not four or five to the king ten. Oliver won the opening club lead with the ace and played a low spade without the double but the chances are he would have tried the simple play of an immediate heart finesse. If that finesse worked he would have his twelve Iricks easily. If it failed he would be able to make the 75 Y«OM Age Today Madame Berthe of New York Citj, who has been In Honolulu for the past year, was Ihe guest yesterday of Misses Alice and Belle Whitsltt^ having come over from Joncsboro, where she had spent the past week. The local business and Professional Women's Club, In a meeting last evening, voted to sponsor a safety drive for automobiling, which will begin this week. Other organl- Mrs. Chester R. Babcock and Mrs. W.W. Hollipcter will be hostesses tfj-lhe P. E. O. chapter for a lunch-, eon meeting Wednesday, 1 o'clock, at the home of Mrs. Bahcock. Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Lewis hav» purchased the Tom Eecoy home al hand only If East held kins and one 619 West Walnut, which Ihey spade, now occupying. *J73 10 • 32 J.KQ10937 *K65 VK987 432 N W E S V AQ 10 • AQ 10 + AJ5 (DEALER) * 1082 V65 43 • 9 8 7 6 + 64 NcJuitr vui. East Pass Pass Double Smith Wrsl Nnrth 3N. T. Pass 4N. T. 6N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead — A -1 toward the jack In dummy. Dan went righj up with the king; it would have done him no good to nlay low; .and led a second club. Oliver won with the Jack, ran Ihree spade tricks discarding the deuce of diamonds from dummy, cashed his ace of hearts .and ran the club suit. He discarded down to the ace quern of diamonds on the clul>s and poor Dan was squeezed. He had to hold the. king ot hearls and hence was forced to blank his king of diamonds whereupon Oliver's ace nnd queen took the last two tricks. Dan's double of the six no-trump contract was a perfectly horrible bid. True, with three kings In back of art opening three no-trump bid Screen Star An«w«r* to Previous Puzzls HORIZONTAL 1,5 Depicted actress 10 Shipworm 12 Birds ot prey H Inquire 15 Brazilian seaport 17 Consume IS Thoroughfare Ob.) ID Ironies 21 Ancestor of Pharaohs 22 Temporary shelter VERTICAL 1 Joked 2 Noah's boat 3 Compass point 4 Texas town 5 Have on « City in Okl shorn- 7 Symbol !<..• magnesium 8 Alalt drink 9 Closer 10 Sample 11 Cereal grain 13 Colorado 16 Palm lily 24 Allowance for 19 Ribbonlike waste flag 26 Hessian river 20 Throttle 2V Uncommon 23 King of Pylos 28 Symbol for ' selenium 2!) Part of "be" 30 Symbol for tantalum 31 Note well (ab.) 32 Whit 34 Delighted 37 Learning 38CoUon fabric 30 Measure of area 40 Shine 46 Under the word (ab.) 47 European gull 49 Rent 50 Reverential fear 51 Citrus frull 53 She is a seasoned screen 55 She won an In 1948 56 Ogle 35 Wander 32 Mission in Texas 33 Bullfighter 35 Reply 36 One of the cinque ports 41 Seaweed 42 Forest creature 43 Suffix used by medical men 41 Snake 45 Relate 48 Existed 50 Affirmative vote 52 "Tar Heel Stale" (ab.) 51 An (Scot.)

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