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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 5, 1952
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PAG* FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER HEWS THE COURIER NEWS GO. H. W. HAINEB, Publisher HARRY A. HA1NW, Assistant PutHtehtf A. A, FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrertisins Manager (ARK.) Bole National Advertising Representatives: W»U«M Wliner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. Entered u second class mitttr »t U>e post- office »t Blythevllle, .Arkansts, under act ot Con- srtss, October 9, 1817. Member ot The Associated Prrw SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the cltj o( Blythevllle or iny suburban town where carrier service U niain- Uined, 25c per week. By mMl, within a radius o! 60 miles. 45.00 per ye»r, »2.50 for six months. Jl 25 tor three montbi; by mall outside 50 mile zone, »12.SO per je»r payable In advance. Meditations And by the good liand of our Gotl upon us they brought us a man of understanding, of ihe sons of Mahlf, the son of LAV!, the son of Israel; and Shercbfah, with his sons and his brethren, eEgh- teeix—-Ezra 8:18. * * « fhe eye of the understanding Is like the eye of the sense; for as you may sec great objects through small crannies or holes, so you may see great axioms ol nature through small and contemptible instances.—Lord Bacon. Barbs Every time there's a moving van on the street these days, It means more new neighbors for somebody to talk about. * + * It only makes you hotter to gel all steamed up about the heat. * * * The big picnic question these days—a bee or not a bee? * * - * Marriage It a civil contract—and hi the year* to follow 4nore emphasis should be put on the «WI, * * * A Kentucky preacher wants to bar crooning In churches — which might increase the attend- Start Squeezing Coins — Things Getting Tougher Tn the unlikely event that you hadn't already noticed U, the cost of living has hit a new all-time high. As reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the cost of living index • for average-income folks in towns and cities had risen on June 15 to 180.6 of the 1935-1939 base on which living costs are figured. _ Food, rent, and some highly costly items lumped under miscellaneous goods and services were largely responsible for the new cost-of-Hving record. The index for food rose to 231.5. That was 2 per cent higher than a year ago and 14 per cent above Ihe figure two years ago. Meat, fisii, poultry and eggs were primarily responsible for pushing up the food index. Under miscellaneous goods and services, which also showed a big jump, were listed doctors' fees, hospital rates, street car fares, movie tickets and laundry service. At about the same time the Labor Department made its cost-of-living announcement, the Commerce Department came forth with the news that national production — all goods and services turned out —hit 329 billion last year. That was a 16-per-ccnt gain over the year before. Only about half of this gain, though, was real in the sense of more goods and services produced. The other half w;is due simply to higher prices last year over the year before. In its analysis of the situation, the Commerce Department said the biggest factor in the 16-per-cent increase was government buying, mostly for the expanding national defense program. Government expenditures were S62.S billion last year as compared with $42.1 ' billion in 1949. Corporations boosted their profits, before taxes, .to J-12.9 billion last year as compared with J27.1 billion in 1919. But taxes took a big chunk. After taxes. corporate profits last year were 518.7 billion. They were $10.3 billion in 19.1.9. Personal income last year was 12 per cent more than in 1930, and personal savings were $17 billion last year, as , compared with $11.2 billion in 1930 and ?6.7 billion in 1949. All of which ia not much help to the pool 1 gent—a husband and father—who made public plaint recently that although he is an executive of some sort, living in a city and making $10,000 a year, he and his family didn't have enough to get along on and were ac- hiri« f fe> do without certain «•- Some ot our sympathy for tht diminished when he rev«aled h« wa» living hi a house much beyond hin means because he had to keep up with the Jonesee and put on a big front for business reasons. But still, ?10,000 Is a pretty fair chunk of money, and when it won't see a man and his family through a year, even if he has gotten a little over his head as far as housing is concerned, things are getting sort of tough. Viewing With Pride All Americans can rightly view with pride the completion of the magnificent new passenger vessel, the S. S. United States, built by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Drydock Co., and to be operated by United States Lines. This is the largest passenger craft ever built in American yards. It is probably the fastest Jiner afloat, though its true top speed is a secret. Its sleek lines are a triumph of ship design. And since it is built for quick conversion to troop-carrying, and can bear a full division of men «t a time, it is an important addition to our naval transport. Congratulations are in order all around. Views of Others When Does a Democrat Become A Republican The arguments of the frustrated Southern Democrats who want to vote Republican and haven't not the guts to do It openly gnw stranger by (he day. Over In Mississippi there Is a large faction still bent on declaring General Eisenhower and Senator Nixon the nominees of the slate Democratic convention, despite Ihe open support of Governor While for the Stevcnson-Barkley ticket. And In Georela, Governor Talmadge is muttering darkly that he finds the Democratic platform unacceptable ihe likes the candidates nil right) but will never vote Republican—which some observer* take as a hint that he might try to gimmick his state's flection machinery. All the IcRalisms and involved arguments about the autonomy o( state Democratic organizations srems lo 115 <o reduce themselves to absurdity, we certainly don't go along with lh» contention of some Democratic extremists that B mmi siimilri have to eive onlh IhV.l he supported William Jennings Bryan and will hold to ihe faith forever before he can wear the party label. Anybody ought to be join the Democratic party nt any time, and : 1eaye~it at any lime. But the minimum requirement lor-membership In any political party is willingness to support the party's candidates. In 1052 a man who can't vote for Adlal Stevenson Is no longer a Democrat, and. has no conceivable moral right to expect lo be treated as one. Those Southerners who prefer Dwight D. Eisenhower over Mr. Stevenson will have ample opportunity to vote for their man. All they have (o do is walk out of Ihe Democratic Party and into t-ie Republican Party and cast their ballol-s. This docsn t even preclude their walking back Into the Democratic Party at some future date If they change their mlntis. • The siltiatlon for office-holders Is, of course, a little different. If they support the Republican nominees they must expect to forfeit whatever palronage and seniority privileges go with their status as Democrat. And this situation is the source of Ihe greatest frustration in Ihe South. Many of the politico.", who are loudest in their dftnmciaiion of the Democrats seem to lose the emirate ot thtir convictions in Ihc face of possible reprisals. In 1952 as in 194B the Dixiecrals have been mousctrappfd by Ihrir own illogic. They can quote state laws and party rules by the hour, but they can't make Ihe endorsement of Republican nominees by a Domocratlc Party organisation sound like anything but what it ts—wholly preposterous. Who Paid It? It really surprised i« to read In the New Jersey Power iVLiEht Company magazine that 'It Ihe company had been forgiven Us Ux bill for ihe year 1551 It would have been able to provide trre eieci;ic service, lo every residential customer for dvc mouths ol the year. 1 — Dcnvllle Herald ISO THEY SAY 1 am really happy. You know he (Eisenhower) «iis a citwn of cor town (or two years and we ROI. along c\celU-ntly.—Jean Minaud. mayor of Mames-La-Coquttte, France. » • t The people desperately want democracy and are rlfci'.rateci to democratic methods.— Chrs'.cr \V. Bodies. US. ambassador to India. • * « T thir.t: i ]i ci-,e my husband two more years as a blor.rtr then dje my hair black.—Acttcu Peggy Ca<:lc, * * « If our (.oiir.try could run as smoothly as the ES uni'.cd Elates, we would all be in great shape. —Milton Bcrlo; commenting on the United States' recording-bieakiDg maidwi voyage. • TOMDAY, ACGWT 6, An Explanation of Those Saucers Peter Fdson's Washington Column- Misgivings About Both Candidates For Veep;' Neither Experienced Edson WASHINGTON — (NEAV- Regardless of which party wim the Novembnr presidential election, :)ter*» may be called upon to piny devoutly for the life antl continued health of the President during Ihe next four years. There has been general admission that both parties chose ex- ceUent men to head their tickets. Both General Eisenhower and Governor Steverisdh h B v e broad ] administrative experience which fit each to be U. S. chief executive. As far as the vice-presidential enndldntes are concerned, hoiv- over, there are considerable misgivings. Both nre clenn-cvit men mf good character. There is nothim* against either one of them per* sonally. But neither Sen. Rucharct Nixon of California nor Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama has had any executive experience. Both men are lawyers. Both ve risen to their prrseni prominence a.s members of Congress. Neither has ever held an administrative position in government. And the thought of either of them assuming the Number One job. in case the President died, gives many voters the jiHers. BII.V II? He Built It Statements by northern civil rlphu extremists Unit Sparkman, the Democratic vice-presidential nominee, must openly endorse the civil rights planks of the Democratic platform IIP fore lie will be acceptable to Negro voters may be largely wasted words. The reason is that it was Senator Sparkman himself whn supervised ihe rirnftirajr of ihe civil section of the Democratic platform. Sr-nator Sptirkman's achievement consisted of getting in the platform every thine: the; northerners wanted, but couching it in lan- guape acceptable to the south! erners, I Thus, instead of calling for repeal of the poll tax. the platform ; calls for "the right (of everyone) j to full and equal participation in 1 the nation's political life, free from 1 arbitrary restraints." Instead of demanding TI anti- lynch law, the. pint form v,rtlls for j "the right to security of persons." j Instesd of coming right out for '' nn end to restrictive covenant. 5 ;. | the ' platform cfUls for e q u H 1 I "rights to own and use real property." Instead of demanding' an end to racial discrimination in education, the platform says that "all citi- i zens. . .should have equal oppor* ] tunity for education." j In spite of his effort to Ret this ; substance into the platform in I non-controversial English, Senator i Spnrkman has been asked by Sen. j Herbert Lehman of New Vork to j accept it publicly without reserva- i lion. • Anrt Rep. Adam Clayton Powell. } the New York Negro cungress- jimn. has declared that he cannot i support the Democratic national I ticket because of the Alabama senator's selection as vice-presidential candidate, Lasl-Mimiln Hustlers Final score cnrd on thcsrecord J of the 82nd Congress shows that ! it managed to pa?s 339 public laws, i but two-thirds of this number were ; passed in the final month of the ' session. I Up to June 1. Congress had ; pas sort only 113 public laws,-Then • the lirat \\ as pin on, and in ihe j rush to adjourn before the Repub- | lie an National Convention opened in Chicago, the Congress slapped , through 22R laws. Legislative j sleuths nre still Rivingr final acts a fine-toothed combine to ^ce Erskine Johnson ' IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively yours: There may be more than meets the eye to those headlines about Uncle Sam's latest anti-trust suit against the major film studios, seeking release ot current motion pictures Jor television. The movie barons aren't admitting anything, but the. hip grapevine buzz is that they welcomed the euit. The speculative theory: Pressure from theater owners has kept the major film studios from leasing everi.old feature films to TV. The anti-trust suit now gives the majors valid excuses for ignoring ihe wails and threats of exhibitors and 1 e a .s 1 n R 18mm. prints of old and new movies for ihe home screens. Ida I.upino's old ankle injury is acting up—distressing news lo Ida. who lold me. ot her recent illness: "I never llioiijjbl I'd walk again." . . ."The RoEid lo Hope" isn't the title of a new Crosby-Hope-Lamour comedy, but an Italian film dt.'e in (he U. s. soon about a group of impoverished Sicilians. •Shirley Temple's due back in Hollywood any day now with Linda Susan Agar and her new baby. Although she no longer has a movie a(?ent. Shirley will listen to telefilm offers. Patrice Wymore is facing surgery. A kidney condition similar to .Jane Wym^n's. . .Bette Davis will KCI a hefty percentage of the grosses racked up by her new starring dim. "The Star." First time Betie's been in on slicing up the profits. Truman Almost (Jot Bird Great gag that didn't come oHi Immediately after General Eisenhower's nomination, Olsen and Johnson Irled. unsuccessfully, [ 0 have the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas send a pair of live flamingos to the general in care o< lha While House marked, "Hold Umil Arrival." ' On Paramount^ luncheon menu' "Martin and Lewis plate—Lettuce, swiss cheese, franks. Wiener schnitzel, two cans of salmon (no salmon, just, cans) on M?e 1 b a toast." Don't know where It leaves tha Rila Haywofth-Aly Khan and Zsa Zsa Gabor-George Sanders recon- ciliations, but Zsa Zsa has been dancing wiih Alv in Paris Thelma Hitter, the slar of "As Young as You Feel." must be siz- ,zling. Marilyn Monroe, who has a minor role In Ihe picture, is grabbing off the big marquee lights . . .Xavier Cugat can start blush| ing. Before U-I producer Will [Cowan signed him for a musical film, he offered Ciigal's ex-wife I Lorraine the role. Lorraine nixed ' It because of night ciub bookings with her band. Paramount brass who have, ogled the footage on "Pleasure Island" are doing double takes British find. Audrey Dalton. comes out looking just like Joan Bennett wnen she first dyed her hair raven black. i what's in 'em. | This "do-tiothing-till-the-lasf-min- llie" Congress is the one v.-hose record President Truman will have i to defend when he goes whistle- i stopping this fall. \ Saurer-Kyed l'ilr>ts ; Civil airline officials believe that : from now on, reports of flying ; saucer sightings by their commercial pilots will be much more num- 1 eious. Up until the reccni sight| ings were confirmed by radar, pilots were reluctant to report that i they had seen any saucers. | Every such report ihey made in the past subjected them to much i ; kidding from other pilots who t hadn't seen any. and from ground I I officials. But now that the saucer scare is bein^ taken more serious- i ly. it is believed that pilots will ; ; be eager to report every phcnom- i j enon. Strikers' I'ay Loss Hurls Washington pencil pushers have i heen doing n lime fi.miring on how the average steel vrorker made out in the recent strike, and what he gains under the new contract. The strike lasted eight weeks— from June 2 to July 25—and workers lost all their pay during that | period. Figuring the .basic steel 'wage at $1. an an hour under the [ : old scale, the loss in pay for a ] 40-hour \veek v;ou]d be $72, or 5576 for the eight weeks. The ne\v contract gives a 12*2- cent-an-hour pay increase, or $5 a week, retroactive to March 1. That | means the basic steel worker i would get io for every 40-hour i week worked from March 1 to June 2. when the strike began. For | those 13 weeks, this would be sr>5. 1 ft the pay loss rtur- j ing the strike from 576 to Sail. f To m^.ke up this poy loss, st j the rate 01 5S a week granted tm- der the new increase, xvoulri take i 102 weeks, or just a little under [ iwo year.?. So by July 1. 1954. i when ihe ncv, contract expires, the i So? EDSOX on PaRc I! about a hand of this kind?" It depends on whether you nica . tournament experts or rubber bridge experts. The tournament expert hates to bid a slam for which he-has no. play .t all. Tor some reason or other, lie considers this disgraceful. The same expert, however, does not feel disgraced when he ; ">s at game, and finds 12 abso laydown tricks in the hand. _ie takes refuge in the statement [hat the slam is "unbiddable." The first-class rubber bridge Player has a completely different philosophy about .slams. He is willing lo bid slams with a certain amount of gaiety and abandon when he knows that the partnership hands include a very safe trump suit, and a large number of playing tricks. The kind of slam that depends on favorable distribution, or perhaps a favorable opening lead, is difficult to reach by "scientific" methods. The first-class player doesn't disdain science, but he knows its limitations. With a' certain type of hand, he knows he must bulldoze his way to the slam and hope for the best. In the accompanying hand. South should just up and bid six clubs. It Is perfectly true that North may put down a dummy that includes, alas, two small hearts. If so. South accepts his minus score with a smile, and prepares to bid a slam on Ihe same tvpe of hand the very next moment if the chance ts presented. He will make many more slams than he loses wiih such tactics. When North makes a take-out double of one heart, and subsequently jump raises to five clubs, it's dollars lo doughnuts that he has a singleton heart. Of all Ihe possible hands that North can hold lo justify this bid. probably three- quarters include a singleton heart. South is merely following percentage, therefore, when he bids the slam in Ihis situation. Jose Ferrer and Phyllis Hill still insist that it will be a late July or early August reconciliation i'n Europe. Not The Type ' It's a new career in Hollywood or Aram Katcher, who plays Napoleon in "Senrmmmche." Aram hit movielowil In 1943, and got a pic-easy start in films "becausa they could make me" up lo look like an oriental. Most of the Chinese actors were in the military service and .the Japanese ucloru were in camps. "I made a lot of money, but I got tired of playing Jap ambassadors and murderous Nipponese soldiers. I was the male Myrna Loy. So I walked out, changed my type on Broadway and came back." Kow r Aram says he can't get an oriental role. Reason: "They say I'm not the type." 15 Years Ago '' In Blythcville — .Deputy Sheriff Arch Lindsey Is confjiiEti to "his home due to art attack ol mnlarin. Wanda and Prancella Fisher wcr« in Memphis today. R. N. Hill, Jr., fo New York has been visiting his parents, Dr. and Mrs. R. N. Hill. That old saying thai what Ihe -country needs is a good five- cent cigar keeps echoing down through Ihe years. Arch Near- brile says he'd raihor have, an old-fashioned five-cent nickel, twenty of which would make a dollar instead of only about 53 cents. la KFA the Doctor Says — Hv El)\VI,\ p. JORDAN, M. U. Written for \E,\ Service No one who has hnri s,evf?ri? asthma or who has witnessed an atiacit in n loved one can possibly look on This nllerpic: tiir-rase as mivthing but a serious and most di. 1 --reusing condition. Asthma usually comes r>n rather radiiii;> after a person hnr- shown siptis of scns.tiwnc^s lo ?o:nr for- oiirn protein subotancp for ;i long lime. For this reason it i? usually already well bc'ore diagnosis Is marie. Treatment is con?cnurn'Iv difficult. Even when the sub.Mance which has causrd the Aitt*,:n,i been identified nnd removed— and this Is often hard to no—the asthma may keep on. Shortness of breath nnd wheezes In the chest are the most common signs of asthma. The diacno.sis, however, cannot be made unul the physician has listened c.ueJully afier the chest and X-ray films have been taken. The re-suits oE these examinations show better than symptoms dn how much of the tune is involved and tun seriousness of the coticti'.ion. The location of the <!ifiK"i'u- is in the bronchial lubo^ \vh:ch lead from ihe main bre.\Uiini; u;l>c or trachea into the Inns: ti^ur. The walls of these small p:i?5L!cc,s become thickened. The ;m- i ,-'t-,:-;\~ are uaiToivcd and filled up witi» niia-us which the lung constantly tries to get rid of. Spasms or contractions of the bronchial lubes olten sull ti;tther decrease the space through which [ air can p?*s into the lungs. The i £horiness of breath, therefore, of j VrJiich most victims of asthma : complain, ts caused simply by the j lungs not getting enough air and i trying to gel more. j The coujhinir xvhich accompanies j a?n,hniu is nature's attempt (o clear out ihe nnicus and enlarge the I breathing tubes. In some. ca>es sinus infection Js i responsible (or the asthma and • treatment, of this infection may i clear up the asthma. The use of i nn iodised oil injected into the i bronchial 1 vibes has helped some 1 people I X-iay treatmrnU and breaching i of gaseous mixtures containing OK- i y«en and helium have' also been t tried with success in some cases. t Apsilu-.-uion of small doses of cor- I th>ono h^s been reported on favor' ably. M«n? victims of asthma have had to consider moving to locations \\hrre the protehrf to which they are sensitive is absent and jwhcie the cliimUe is drier. Such [irhanse of climate often has helped, •but H has also failed. | For this reason Ihe victim of i asthma v.ho seeks relief by change [ of residence is usually advised lo \ try the ne\v location for several i inomhs or so before making n permanent decision. The best results with asthma come when the exact caii?:C cnn be discovered and separated from Hie victim. . © JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bidding Depends on Your Type of Game By OSWALD .lACOBV Written tnr .VK.I Service "PleaFe tell us r.o\v to bid the .=lam in the accompanying hand." rcquesi.- a Rochester correspond- the Silver Screen Aii3wer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 53 Make melodious 54 Trap NORTH A AJ7 ' 9 A 653 . A Q 0 5 2 WEST (D) 4942 V AKQ85J » Q1(M EAST A 108653 « 987 410 SOUTH \*KQ V J73 * KJ + K87643 Neither side vul. Wtst North Easl Sooth 1 V Double Pass 3 * Pass 5 A Pass Pass .Pass Opening lead—V K 1,6 Screeo character actor It Antenna 13 Continued story 1430 (Fr.) ISOleic acid ester 16 Distress signal 17 Make into law 19 Crimson 20 Hindu garments 21 Nautical term 25 Egyptian sun god ent. "As \ ou can sec, South could throH this hand against the ivall and still produce 12 tricks. For the hfc of 115. however, we don't see how he can bid it safcly. For all he knows, North may have two losing hearts. 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