The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on July 28, 1952 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, July 28, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT RI.YTITEVITJ.K (ARK.) COURIER NKTTS MONDAY, JUI/r M, 1991 THE BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINEts. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager •ale Nation*) Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wilmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. MemphU. Intertd u iecond clas« matter ai the post- office at Blytheville. .Arkansas, under net of Contress. October 9, 1917. Member of The- Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the cilj of Hlyiheville or »nj uiburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per je»r, »2.50 for six- months J1.25 for three monthi; hy mall outside SO mile zone. 112.50 per jeir payable In advance. Meditations Grace be iinlo vou. Kallicr, and from III* 1:3. and pe»«, from God our l.urd Jesus Christ.—! Cor. Every degree of recession from the slate ol Ei-ace Christ !irit put us In is a recession from our hopes.— Jeremy Taylor. Barbs many people who otherwise mitfht go inlo leaching; find the lure of betler- payinf? jobs elsewhere iiTesiatilile. Bui back of llie whole tiling )m» been the public allilude towimla cle- mentary school education. We just haven't made leaching a well enough paying job to nliracl the best people in- lo it. To become a really fine grade school teacher requires a selflessness and devotion lo an ideal that can hardly survive the economic, hazards attendant on lhat kind of a job. And if we won't pay what the job calls for we can't blame anyone but ourselves if what we' get for our money isn't always what we would like. What seems lo be called for here is * cold dollars-and-cenls appraisal of what kind of education we want our children to have and how much we ara willing to pay for it. Put that way, it's mi unusual parent who won't decide to dig down a little deeper to provide good teachers in sufficient numbers to shape the futures of the country's children in their most impressionable years. How Green Were the Conventions Ah, Youth! A Massachusetts pastor says church-going is a habit. One you jeally ought to try to develop—for goodness sake! » • * Xolhlni beats and (ild-fashloncd Ihunner-aml- lifMnint jiorm for finiiini tilings lost under » bed. * • * Bandits held up » bus In a Michigan town. I«t's see, now—how long have busses been holding us up? * • • M»n'« enermr I" worth n ctnt an hour, »y« • geientisi. In thl« hot wratlierT * * * Tn Kentucky a still where moonshine-making WAS taught was uncovered by revenue men. Who TvarilR lo graduate In jail? One Picture Worth Ten Thousand Words ? Arkansas newspapers have been filled with political advertisements for the past several weeks, with the number growing as tomorrow's election drew nigher. One aspect of these ads has begun to whet our political cnriosfty. That is tiia increase in cartoon-type ads in newspapers throughout the state. Does this indicate: 1) The candidates see profit in appealing to the voters' sense of humor? 2} The issues are so simple and clear-cut and without seriousness that they can be set forth in cartoons? 3) The voters are so tired and, or dull-witted that they will not endeavor to read and comprehend printed matter? Whatever the reason, election year in Arkansas seems to hold R bonair/.a for those of the cartooning trade. Public Apathy Is to Blame For Shortage of Teachers To those well aware of the national shortage of public schools, a recent report of ihe National Education Association will come as doubly unpleasant news. The report shows that colleges and universities are turning out this year only 32,4'I3 elementary school teachers ro meet a demand for at least 100,000. And that's not all. Of the 160,000 total. 70,000—nearly half—are needed to replace teachers so "woefully under- trained" that they should not be promoted beyond their present conditions. Thus, it becomes all too clear not only that we don't have enough elementary school teachers, but lhat a surprisingly large number of what we do have are of such poor quality they should be replaced. A further reflection on teaching quality is seen in the extent to which qualifications of elementary school teachers vary in different parts of the country. For instance, in at leasi one state 93 per cent of all elementary school teachers hold college degrees. But in at least one other state the percentage plunges to nine. One valid and apparent reason for the situation as a whole is that the number of children under 12 is increasing so fast. In the 11 years ending in 1951., the total number of children under 12 increased almost 10 million. And where the lota] elementary school population was 20 million in 1946, it will be 30 million in 1958. Also, the labor market is tight and , The day was hot; one of those 100- degree-plus affairs Eilylheville has been blessed with so often this summer. The office air conditioner was temporarily otit of kilter. The doors and windows were open, but the only thing coming in was humid heat. Then, through a window, came a youngster's off-key tenor. He was singing "Jingle Bells." Ah, lor the imagination of youth! Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD NKA Staff Correspondent ( HOLLYWOOD — (NEA>— '•This •i th« crucial year tor Hollywood nd television. Nobody knows ivhich way the cat is going to imp.We're making big and costly movies but there's still the big uestion of whether we'll get our noney back. Theaters are closing t an appalling rate." That's Republic studio's Herbert Yates, leveling on the big Hollywood vs. Television question and dmitting he received hundreds of protests from theater exhibitors when he sold 220 of Republic's eature films to TV. *'But my answer to those pro- esting exhibitors was simple. I old them we had to sell some of our films to television to stay in nisiness. We're using the m >ney we made from television to finance 20 big color films for theaters." that's all. But, like everybody el«« TV, we will tighten our belts It the way down the line. But I eel that I can still turn out qual- ty pictures with less money to pend." 'eter cdson's Washington Column — lusion Unmarred There aren't many who would argue with the proposition thai President Truman is a pretty ordinary sort of guy. Bui n lot of his supporters see llie political value of the President's identity with other men, and they foster the thing actively. • • May be they felt it marred the illusion a little when Mr. Truman moved back into a refurnish eel White House that had cost $5,750,000 to fix up. If so, they must have been happy to learn that the President, like all the rest of us, has lately been plagued by leaking rofs, a gummcd-up heating system, and other housing disorders. Views of Others John L. Lewis Played Big Role In Russell's Fast Labor Switch CHICAGO —fNEAC— The full lory of Georgia Sen. Richard Rus-] iell's conversion from support lo! ippositlon lor the TafL-Hartley la- jor law makes one of the more )l7,arre sidelights lo the Democra- ic national convention. It was not just a "sell out" on the part of Russeii to gain. union labor support for his presidential ambitions, as has been reported. It was a aeries of more or less accidental developments, one loading into and R deal was marie. It so happened that Allied Syndicates had another customer in Washington, John L. Lewis and the United Mine Workers Union. Through separate office, Allied handled their public relations. Iti the course of preparing for his campaign, Rus.sell voiced some concern over (he stand he should take on labor legislation. Russell had voted for the Tad-Hartley act. He had also voted to override the President's veto of lhat act. Since its passage, however, Russell had noted that ihe net \vas the other, that in '.not the cure-all for industrial stife the end made ft | it hud been cracked up to be. He end they, had lunch together in Lewis' favorite beaiiery, Washington's swank Carl ton Hotel. Who picked up the check isn't recorded Bing Crosby's new radio con tract with General Electric spec! lies four to six TV shows in the fall if Bing's in the mood. He'l have his choice ot film or live. TV moves west dent.—20 per cen of the TV shows now in New York it's estimated,. will he in Holly wood by fall. . .Producer Nunnallj Johnson is musing a terrific Idea for a comedy movie for Sid Caesa and linogene Coca's blg-scrcei debut—inspired by their g r e a video takeoff on "A Strcetca Named Desire." Carlson Has Film Scries Richard Carlson has settled the telefilm series that will mak vim a home-screen regular lat his year. It's "The A-Man," a Worihington Minor project concern- it new government agency formed to track down atomic bomb leaks, (lying saucers and mysterl^ OILS scientific phenomena. ' Jack Webo's put the green light i a slew of new "Dragnet" episodes. Here's Webb on the subject of rumors that his sponsor was unhnppy earlier this year with the high production cost of bis films: "I was having agent trouble, J. Cai-rol's "Life , With igi" will hit the CBS-TV net- •orlc as a live^show Sept. 15. . ----- t m, HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Exclu- ively Yours: There's always** a eud in Hollywood ttnd now it's Teresa Wright and Director An- Irew Stone going 'round and round on the temper merry -go- round. Teresa, who claims she was promised a script re-write and a )uild-up of her role opposite Joseph Gotten, sprinted away from ihe set in tears after the final shot of "Panic Stricken." Now she refuses to do personal appearances or cooperate publicity-wise in selling the picture to the public. There may be more fireworks when Teresa sees UK: advertising- art for the film — a freshly showered Teresa climbing into bed, clad only in a towel! Technical note: Fox solved the problem of keeping the spray and mist of Niagara Palls off the camera lens for "Niagara" with a new invention lhat will compete for an Academy Award, it's a small 12-bladed fan, .synchronized with the camera shutter. *• The Mrs. Homer Hargrove who part ted for Jeauettc MacDonald, Geue Raymond and Gevalrime Brooks in Chicago — Geraldine and Gene are co-starred in a summer stock production of "The Voice of the Turtle"— Is Colleen Moore, the flapper star of the silent era. logical chain of 'A Still Small Voice' A reader, Don Uilta of Carthage, suggests lhat the record reveals we have tried almost, everything in America—taxation, labor contracts, foreign policies, wars and "police fictions," bureaucratic controls and subsidies—and they have nil foiled. Thus we have tried everything except conscience. Now— "What it the still small voice of conscience induced, workmen to produce more before they demanded higher wages; induced manufacturers to deliver more and more values constantly? "What if the still small voice of conscience Induced federal, slate and local government officials to decide every act solely on the basis of what is best Tor the country, the state and the community, instead of 'what is best tor me?' "What if the still small voice ot conscience induced us to realize that loyalty to our country arid lo our home far exceeds blind loyalty lo ft political party? "If we heed the dictates of mir conscience, America will be strong again. Is it loo much lo hope?" —Jcplin iMo-> Cilobe Tcler Ei events. The first link was formed by Earle Cocke, Jr., a Georgian, a close friend and campaign mnna-; ger for Russell, and a former national commander of the American Legion. In his Legion work, ;« hnd been associated with arry Guinivnti, \vho had been on e Legion's public relations staff. Leaving the Legion, Guinivan ad been put in charge of the 'nshinglon office of Allied Syndi- ales, a New York and Chicago ublic relalions firm headed by : 3avid B. Charnay. Charnay had handled the Frank- n D. Roosevelt, Jr.. publicity dur- :jg bis campaign Too- election to Congress in 1DSO. so be knew some- liiiK about polUtcs. In talking with uinivan, Cocke wondered if the ^hurtiny firm could not handle pub- icity for Russell. There, was no iioney in H, Cocke explained. Guinivan talked with Charnay, 1 Thought For Today ! We print below a .statement and invite leaders to try to think up ways the thought expressed might be applied lo problems or situations existing today in this country: "What we need is not fewer poople but more room between Ihem, where those who would stand on their own feel, could, and lliose who won't, might have to," This mealy sentence is taken from an ad- clress delivered by William Faulkner. Mississippi author, before the Mississippi Delta Council at Cleveland, Miss., recently. Give it a little skullwork, if you nve so inclined. —New Orleans States thought some changes ought to he matte. But he was not enough of an expert on labor relations to k now wha L t hes e cha ng es sho uld be. It was only natural that at this stage. Allied Syndicates should suggest that its other client, John L. Lewis, might be able to offer sorAe suggestions. Russell was asked if he would meet with Lewis, He said lie would. Lewis was asked if he would meet with Russell. Lewis said, why not? When it was mentioned to the miners' leader that Russell hac voted for the Taft-Hartley law and was considered opposed to Itibor Lewis pointed out that there was no profit in conferring only with friends. The important thing was lo convert opponents. It was at first suggested tha Lewis and Russell meet privately. But the intermediaries found that both men were perfectly willing lo meet in the open. In the The next character to get in on j the act was Sen. Lister Hill of Alabama, another staunch Russell- for-President supporter. Hill had voted against the Taft-Hartley act and voted lo sustain the President's veto. Having a lot of coal miners In his state, Hiil was considered pro-labor. When it came to advising Russell on what changes should be made in the law, however. Hill said he wasn't enough of an expert to do U, Again it was Allied Syndicates that supplied the expert. He was Welly Hopkins, attorney for the mine workers. He has had o live with the law, and he han- lead. If West woodenly leads the five of hearts (fourth best from his longest and strongest suit), declarer wins 12 tricks. He wins the icart in dummy, draws three rounds of trmnps, cashes the top diamonds and gives up a diamond. The rest is easy. Dummy can lake the club return and cash the , two good diamonds, allowing South j French Get Napoleon y/illow to Golf Course NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (&) -Tha manager of a golf course in France, laid out on a one-time hunting preserve used by Napoleon, was delighted to get from a New Bedford tree fancier a descendant of the willow that shaded Napoleon's gray*. "There's hardly a willow around here that didn't come from Napoleon's grave," according to Laur-'l ence Brooks, retired cotton broker whose hobby now Is wood and trees. The island of St. Helena wlicr* riled the cases In which UMW intl Lewis were fined /or violating raft-Hartley injunctions. Th e two se na to is and H opk ins met in Guinivan's office, which is only H couple of blocks down "L" Street from Lewis' headquarters. Lewis was called nnd asked if he would not care to join the meeting. He said he would. Lewis talked for an hour, almost without interruption. Then he rose. , He could talk for eight hours, he explained, but he wouldn't wear out his listeners. Then he left. After he had gone, Russell is reported lo have exclaimed simply, "Welt, I'll be damned." Shortly after that he came to- Chicago for the Democratic convention and there he voluntarily Issued the statement calling for a new labor law. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN T. JORDAN, M. O. Written for NEA Service Written for NIC A Service It is risky to be born prematurely. Those deaths which occur in premature infants are among the 10 leading causes of death in the whole population. In 1044, (or example, more than 33,000 deaths were recorded among premature infants. But the situation is getting better. Tn 1933 about 15 premature [ants died for every thousand ve births; in 1344 this hart fallen • nboul 11, »nd is probably con- iminK lo improve. This means ,al today infants born premature- have a considerably bettci in nee of surviving than those ho were born 20 years ago. A baby is considered premature its weight at birth is less than SO THEY SAY If they tNorth Koreans) use gas or germs in Korea, they will lose just the same and wisn they had never been born.—Defense Secretary Robert A. LoxetL * » • They (American men) don't think love is the real thing unless they are made so numb uy tha girl you could stick needles In llielr hide—Movie actress Kevima. • JACO6Y ON BRIDGE Tourney Players Are Often Bewildered to get rid of his two losing clubs> South then ruffs dummy's low club, and dummy is high. If West opens a club, however, declarer makes only 11 tricks. East must get In with a diamond in time to cash a club trick. This would be small potatoes to the average player for a very good reason. He plays only rubber bridge, nnd the difference of 30 points is insignificant. At tournament bridge, however, that difference of 30 points Is just as important as bidding a slam on some other hand. Why should West lead a club rather than a heart? Either lead has about the -same chance to come through a king or on ace-queen in the dummy' The heart lead, however, is more likely to strike a short suit In dummy or in declarers hand; so it is less likely to be pro- .ictive. A further point is that East is ound lo have fair strength if the pponents were correct, in not even rying for a sAam. If East had ood heart suit, he would have bill heart over the opening bid of ne diamond. If East had good clubs,''however e might well have been unable to vercall in thai suit at the level o: wo. Hence East is slightly inon ikcly to have good clubs than good icarta. iany a Ne',v i and ca'A | twig froT? Napoleon was exiled and died wn* port of call for whaling vessels. Brooks points out, and many a New Bedford whaling captain tain's wife broke off a twig th e w ttlo w over Napole on's grave. It was brought home in a water- filled bottle to root in New Bedford soil. It was from such ft willow, planted In Milton. Mass., by the wife of a whaling captain from this area that the willow gift to the French golf course was taken. lo be healthy or to become famous those who are born with normal size and weight. Soon Catch Up Their rate of growth is more rapid than full-size infants. Con- j Today the major events begin In sequcntly in a few months or a i the national bridge tournament a 1 year or "two, they have caught up Cincinnati, and hundreds of famou. with the larger infants. [bridge stars will spend seven o The problem of reducing the | e ^ l , hours each da V Playoff bridgi deaths of premature infants is still present. Part of the problem can be met by trying to reduce the number of infants born too early. Part can be met by further steps aimed at better care for those who do come into the world early. Work is fronts. going forward on botn ^ reS Scientists Lay Plans t frequent intervals, often with r.ictUcinc dropper because they annot tako much at one lime. Two things are largely responsi- le for the improvement in the nances of life for these Infants. Due is Hie improved incubators vhich in many modern hospitals oday are air-conditioned cubicles vith temperature and humidity kept under control, The second is he much belter knowledge of feed ng. The smallest infant known to have survived into childhood weighed, one pound at birth. It is not recorded what happened lo this child, but many people who later became famous were born prematurely. The records indicate By OSWALD JACOIIY Written for NEA Service ind four or Eive hours each nigh disclosing what might have been The average bridge fan wouli For Mountain Climb PASADENA. Calif. IIP} — T'.irce mountain-climbing scientists from California Institute of Technology plan a liual-pnrpose assault, this monlli on the Brooks Range In Alaska. Making the trip are Professors Gunnar Bergman, Alfred Tissiercs nnd O. \V. Beadle. They plan lo climb up 10,000-foot Mt. Doonernk, about 100 mile* north of the Arctic circle They'll take observations of spruce planting above timberUne mnile in 1939 by Robert Marshall, n pioneer mountain-climber. The three will also make corrections in current Air Force ftrtd Geological that among these were Darwin, Newton, Napoleon, Voltaire and Uupscau. Premature babies who live past the danger pel lod are just as likely tl WEST A 97-1 »J 98 5^ » 108 4 106 2 NORTH (U) 4 Q86J » A K » A K 6 5 3 + A 7 EAST A J2 VQ73 » QJ9 A K QJ 9 5 SOUTH A A K 105 V 1062 Vacation Cruise Aunt Sally Peters says stie isn't impressed by the Republican platform plank to improve mail delivery. What she wants' Is a return of the penny post card. © *«£ Answer to Previous Puzzle North I * 4843 East-West vul. East Soulh Pass 1 * Pass Pass Opening lead—* 2 West Pass Pass HORIZONTAL 1 A voyage is a nice vacation 4 Som«. passenger! . like to • 8 Journey 12 Ostrich. 13 Notion H Jot 1511 is (contr.) 16 Physical sensitivities 18 Dressed 20 Ships' steering apparatuses IlKeams (ab.) 22 Above 24 Soft-shelled survey topographical maps which have been incorrect in important details of the area. Read Courier Newi Classified Ads. probably be ama?.ed to hear some of these discussions. The hand shown today, for example, provoked quite a bit of postmortem pow-wow in last year's tournament. And the only hand that was considered worthy of discussion was the West hand—which would make the average player shudder but would hardly etlr him to deep thought. Bnt the whole point of the hand is the selection of Wesi's opening . VERTICAL. 1 Caterpillar hair I Give forth 3 Continent 4 Scottish land owners 5 Unoccupied 6 Infrequently 7 Have (Scot.) 8 Jungle cat 9 Stir up 10 Entry in a ledger II Go by 17 Kind of monkey 19 Plant firmly 23 Climbing plants 24 Informal talk . 25 Rant 26 French friends 27 Hog 30 Healthiest 32 Shade of meaning 34 More eager 35 Regard 36 Afternoon on a British ship 31 Holes 39 Religious reformer 40,41 and both enjoy a cru!s« 42 Drivel 45 Jails 49 forgiveness 51 Born 52 Woeful cry 53 Kcraldic band 54 Follower 55 Ancient Phoenician city 56 Employj SI Donkey 26 With anchor 40 Balance slightly raised 41 Digs for ore 27 Lung inflammation 23 Chills ' 29 Jewels ,St Calyx leaves 33 Greek headland 38 South American mammals 42 Exclamation of annoyanco 43 Depend 44 Persian poet 46 Par! 41 Used to catch some fish (Pi.) ; 48 Observes 50 French coin H IS e. ZM y 51 it « w 52 55 If « 21 iM w iju ^ ' SI 3 ^; u, m so « & J 1 'W/ fj 18 1* 20 m 6 H' ^ ~ ?i R~ n 0 a VI T 1 o H«

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