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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 12, 1952
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BLTTHEVILLR (ARK.) COURIER HEWS »• M.-YTHEVILL1 COURIE* THB'OOURIER NEWS co. H. W. HAINES, Publi*h«r •AMY A. HAINBB. Assistant PublbhM A. A. KREDRICKSON, Editor >AOt D. HUMAN, Adtcrttslng Mina$»t »oJ« N»Uon»l Advertising Representatives: W»U»o« Witmer, Co., New York, Chlcaeo, DctroK, Atlant*, Memphl*. Knttred u second clasi nutUr at the port- oKice at Blythcrille, .Arkansas under act of Con- gresu, October S, 1917. Member o( The Associated Pre» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blytheville or my suburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25c uer week. By moil, wilhin a radius of 50 milee, »500 per ye»r, 12.50 for six months J1.25 lor three monthi: by wall outside 50 mile zone. J12.50 per yen p»yable in advance. Meditations How shall I curse, whom Gotl halh not rursetl? or how shall I defy, whom (he Lord hath not dt- fled?— N'umbers 23:A. * * * Dangerous It were for the feeblo brain of man to wade far into the doings of the Most High.— Hooker. Barbs It's not much to brag about when you're good only because nobody ever bothered to tempt you, * * « i About 2,000,000 children are born In our country annually. If for no' olher reason than that, drive carefully, * * * Fish already have swum away from ^'here It looks like a mighty good spot. * * * Sunburn days are here—>to let us know hvw nun? more back-slappcrs Jhcre are than *e thought. * ' * * An Instructor says that the modern dancepro- vldes wonderful exercises. At least lor the reformers' Jaws. Political Organizations Have Good and Bad Points Emergence of political organizations in Mississippi County brings one to wonder just when this trend tvil) end, for in this particular field of political activity lie several facts which need examining. It is easy to see why people of a "certain area would organize for the purpose of endorsing a slate of candidates. Organization gives those citizens more bargaining power and makes them a force to be reckoned with. But the local political clubs offer at least a few impediments toward making democracy function as it should. First, a man joining such an organization pledges to vote with the group regardless of how he rriay feel regarding certain candidates. He is also committing his vote blindly, for not until a few weeks before election does the group decide (by a vote of the membership) just which candidates it will support. It would also seem to put the candidate in a position where he could be compromised in the event of his election. This appears to be true due to the fact that, when faced by a large bloc vote ,the candidate, any candidate, .is apt to make desperate promises to pain the bloc's endorsement. Lastly, an organization of this type tends to emphasixfi sectionalism in this large county which must eventually overcome the thesis that "Mississippi County is divided into three parts." These would go down on the loss side of the political organization's ledger. To its credit, it may well he that certain areas are convinced they will gain the recognition they deserve only through unification and mass pledging of votes. We like to fee! that what benefits the county eventually benefits all parts of it. But in the final analysis, it will be up to the voter to determine if he can best express his satisfaction or dissatisfaction through a political group which may select a candidate lie can't enthusiastically support, or whether he would rather cast )iis vote independently. U.S. Price'Tag, National Debt Attest Our Solvency After what must have been quite a chore in arithmetic, the U.S. News and Wnrld Report comes up with the word that this country is worth one trillion dollars, as is, FOB, on the hoof. That figure includes buildings, land, equipment and goods.. It does not include oil, coal and other underground minerals, perishable consumer goods, awets, Iaft4-tanprovement to*t», «nti works of art. Residences are the biggest single item of our wealth, totalling $190 billion. Land is ?160 billion; other buildings $138 billion; factories, stores and offices, $113 billion; machines, factory equipment, railroads, etc., |110 billion; goods in factories, stores and warehouses, $110 billion; aiitos, appliances mid household equipment, £103 billion, and gold held in this country, plus assets abroad, $44 billion. Actually these items total only $068 billion, hut what' sa few billions here or there when you've got a chance to make a man, like Llncle Ram, a trillionaire? The most startling thing to emerge from all the figures is that the national wealth has more than doubled since 10-10. It has almost doubled since 1044, when the figure stood at if.100.1 billion. Interesting also is the percentage ratio between the national wealth and the national debt, both public and private. As of the end of last year the public debt-—federal, state and local—was 52-11 billion, and the private debt against physical assets was $270 billion. Together they were 52.8 per cent of our national wealth. That would seem to make us pretty solvent, and anyway, what other item is there in the world with a trillion-dollar price tag on it except the L'nited States? It's a Thought, Anyway Two seemingly unrelated items land on the desk at the fame time. , One says this country has the highest divorce rate in the world. The other says we drink more coffee than all the rest of the world put together. Now how to tie them together, fraught with all kinds of hidden meaning and social significance, so they will fit right in this little space? The only solution that occurs to us right off is to assume that there must be a lot of people like the couple that turned up out west n while hack. He liked coffee but it made him sneeze all the time. She liked coffee, too, but she didn't like her husband sneezing morning, noon and night. So they got a divorce, and how much hidden meaning can you uncover in three paragraphs anywaj' ? Views of Others They Make Jobs We hear much about the importance of labor, which is as It should be. But we (ion't hear so much about the Importance of the stockholder —the man or woman who makes labor's Jobs possible. As an example, take the food and grocery manufacturing Inrtiu'.rj- — an enterprise which serves almost every American family day. A study WM recently made of 25 representative companies within the industry, raneing from the small independents to the big chains. In the majority of cases, there are more stockholders than employes. For the group as a uhole, there are Safi.loO stockholders and 309.073 employes— to two-to-one majority. And 52 per cent of the stockholders are worr^n. And too, the.«e stockholders are not a bunch of bloated plutocrats, who =it ruck and rake in fat profits. In the rase n[ orw of thf large."! corporations in the croup. !>3 per cfn't of the stockholders o\vti Ir.'s than 100 shares and more than half own Ir-.-s than 25 shares. The stockholder.*, ihe ppnpJe who cre.ile jnbs. are jusl as imrinrlam to our national life as the workers, the managers, or any other group.-. If we riifcourasp invr-ilmpii; by !!.".J:i)r t.iMtlon, or In any olhrr nay. we will Minply rtry up ihe sources of the money which is the Uteblond of out economy. —Carlsbad > X.M.I Current- Argus 50 THEY SAY If elcrieci Prf.<id-r.t I will If ad the nnti^r, in a (•amp.nsin lo ehmii:atc the e\ils ot drink, (he live of tnbacco in human cm,Himp:inn anrt tne ons-rs- sioiw of saninlins.— Ch:ir.-h of Gort Bishop Hcmcr Tomlir.Fon. X?.5hvillc. Ti-nn. * » * Tills -Nrwn.i:;. Ark., happens to be the llrM whistle stop of h',52 Thirr jre jninj lo be a lot more of thrni. ...... Prr-.-ifjrnt Ti:;rn^n. Public policy nn l.-,nsrr is dfiirminiition of ciu: T.-.u- which Is wrong —Gen. Dmi cr at cd to the simple h is richt and that Lis MacAnhiir. TUESDAY, AUGUST 12, 1952 'As Good as Gold' Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA1— Cellu- -Utlc. He's the author of "33 stens " loitl Haish: Jennifer Jones' to-be- ' marle-in-Italy movie. "Magdalene. • the None of who have with Charlton the movie executives ever tnlkrd contract are sur- Keston prised (hat he's landed the role of dent's Wife.' is one and the same as "The Scarlet Lily," which David O. Selz- niclt bought for IngriA Bergman j once upon a time. . .Joyce Selz-! Andrew Jackson opposite 1 nick, who sued her one-time flame, | Hayward in Fox's "The Tony Curtis, on the grounds that ' she discovered him in a New York drugstore and was squeezed out as his agent, took an otit-of- court settlement. . .Daria Massey. ihe gorgeous leen-ager in "The! Iron Mistress," and Steve Row- dium. A l.inrt. Director Roy Rowland's son, are a youngster sot blaze. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Senator Long Sticks by Guns / He Fired at Demo Convention WASHINGTON — (NEA>— Sen,, friend told him when It was over. t of Louisiana. Long Blamed Parish Boss Pe,rez "Some members of the Louisiana delegation had already ex- Russell B. Long of Louisiana— j "After the passions die down—a Huey's son. who at 33 is the young-1 year from now—you, and they, est member of the upper house j will be proud of what you did.", ___ 0 of Congress—has just taken off for j Letter Writers Behind Him 20 to 1 j pressed The "opinion IhVf't'h e y Greenland. Western Europe and j Senator Long didn't go home to'misht B<> back to Louisiana and , , b "* es ; I Louisiana right a/ter the Chicago I make General Eisenhower the .,_,, convention, however. He didn't i Democratic nominee for Presi- North Africa to But before he left he delivered Susan Presi- • Heston's been Old Hickory about his TV rights ever since he landed in Hollywood "because TV gives me the chance, to play parts in any other me- lucky If he can The feline's no longer under contract, but about 15 fan letters a day arrive at Paramount for Rhubarb, the cat. The fan mall become a good actor by (he time he reaches the age of '35. I'm 28 now and I want to take advantage of every opportunity ] can get to develop as an actor." The movie ads. which proclaim him ns the biggest hunk of man department sends back photos j to come along since Burt Lancas- stamped with Rhubarb's paw I ter, don't bother serious, big. print. . .Alan Ladd hasn't even I chested Charlton, who told me on left Hollywood for his starring! the "Ruby Gentry" set: role in "fied Bpj'et," but Ihe snip-) "If they tbink tiiey can sell me ing at him for taking the role of: in movies by saying that I have a British paratrooper has already 'wo heads, it's all rieht with me. started. They know better than I what will sell pictures." Leading Man Jack Hawkins, Claudette Col- Wayne Morris gave up his Hollywood manse and moved to his — -..ranch near San Diego, the better | b! : rl ' s co-star in "Planter's Wife." to supervise his avocado groves. I wi " nave ' he leading role In the No retirement from flickers, British-made version of the bestseller, "The Cruel Sea." thoutrh. , .A hunk of Eleanor Parker's own savings Is sunk into "Panic Stricken." the movie that ] Camera genius Leon Shamroy Is her husband, Bert Friedlob, pro- ' otin ' a '°ad of heartache over Mary Anderson's reported engagement to Director King Victor. He'd like to go to Europe to forget, but Fox has assigned him to lens "Call Me Madam.". . .Pnirice Wymoro had to shed in pounds before she stepped in front of the camera for her role in Warners' "Back to" Broadway." duceri. Merely Coincidental? Erich Von Stroheim's novel of a decade or so ago, "Paprika." is no\i' a paper-bound book and the main characters turn out to be a girl named Zsa Zsa and a man named Gnborl. . .Katharine Hepburn's going into independent film production in Englnd. Her first: "Prester John," . a thriller from John Buchan's novel of the same another blast to the people of his state on the part he played at the Chicago Democratic conversion. He is still sticking by his guns. Senator Long, even go home to vote In the state primary on the Tuesday after the convention closed. There was no Senate or gubernatorial office at stake, he explained. it will be re-j Bnt j tne congressman 5. Dm his riis- called, with two t r!ct. Jimmy Morrison, was tin- other members . opposed. Also, he had to get ready for this trip abroad, inspecting U. S. nir base installations in tile Peter Edson pledge. Then, mounting of the Louisiana delegation. Louis Ftoussel and Lonnie Autin. re-1 f or fused to walk' out after h 1 s state delegation had voted not to sign the loyalty dent." Senator Long charged his message 'i the state. The bJnme tor this. Sen. tor Long put squarely up to Leander Perez, the Plaquemines parish boss and the leader of the revolting Dixie- crate who carried the state against Truman in 1948. "Some of the southern conservatives," Long charged, "wanted -shown today. What should South do when East opens the bidding with four hearts? To pass may allow the opponents to pet away with murder; but to bid risks a disaster. When Jim held the South cards, he asked no questions, with the confidence of youth, he bid fotir spades and took his chances. West doubled like the crack of in doom, and opened the seven of hearts afler everybody had passed. It's a blow to British producers who have been making millions from the release of his pictures in the U. S., but Alec ("The Man-1n the White Suit") Guineas is turning down all zany comedy roles in the future. Even vetoed a big part in the new Clark Gable picture being shot in London. Bob Ryan's after the lead In U-I's remake of "Counsellor at Law." There's a framed comment card from the sneak preview of "Outlaw Woman" in Jackie Coogan's East won the first tfick with the ! ! ibrar - v ' " reads: " l «Ke -the bald- king of hearts and pondered might- " .. 6'" he ° d The only heart not in sight was the deuce, and it was important to guess who held it. If South had the deuce of hearjs. it was vital for East to cash anolher hearl trick North Atlantic treaty countries to e thrown ollt fof 'he Chicago at onee: since otherwise he would for the Senate Armed Services c° nv ™t"on> so they would have, never get it. Committee, ot which he is a mem- i Rn cxcuse to 8° Republican." | if west held the deuce of hearts ber. Senator Long's justification of j it was vital for East lo switch at In the week after Ihe convention! ^ S ac ' ions at Chicago is based on | once 10 diamonds in order to make closed Senator I one- said his mnil 1 r polnts ' The hrst ls that he 'he best use of his only chance to closet! senator Long said ms mail never sienctl nnv sort n! „]_..„., 1( ., H from home had been most heartwarming. It ran about 20 to one the platform. I in support of the stand he had never signed any sort of He merely read to the convention the young senator declared in one i taken at Chicago, of the most dramatic moments of ihe whole show: "I do not propose to leave this convention if I'm the He got congratulations and prai~e for agreeing to support the only member to stay. I'll stake regular Democratic nomineR, 1 ; of the Louisiana that it *.vr/jld rule of the state laws. Second, Governor asked him to read delegation's reply abide by majority convention, subject to Kennon h a ri the same as- my entire political career on the i the " nvcntio "- ^ Ut . the u 8 " as n ° I sllrance ? ivpn b v Virginia, that the lead. East decided first that West issue that people nf my state have the God-given ripht 10 say fnr whom they want lo vote." Considering all the cirrnmstanc- °"J,^; middle ground. Those who opposed j convention n. . ihim. the one in 20. denounced him the ballot. lominees would go on'East. would not double if he held two hearts, arid then decided that South would not bid four spades if he held two hearts. This got him nowhere, so East tossed a mental coin and led the second heart. It was an unfortunate choice for poor violently for having "sold out" to the northern liberals, i To explain again what he had i-x this was one of the most conra-! done at Chicago and why he had ecous individual acts of anv po- j t ; 0 ne it, Senator Long "made a e-nlhering. If yminpr Senator j transcribed ' Long radio broadcast to Long were up for re-election this I Louisiana on the night before he year, this business of defying Gov. Robert F. Kennon. ex-Gov. Sam Jones. Sen. Allen J. Ellrnder. Leanrier Perez and all the other old-time politicians of his state micht have ended his career. But Russell Lontr. by this one act alone, demonslrntecl that he had inherited all of his Kinufish father's political guts. And as a sailed for Europe. It is still cussiort. It down until the Louisiana state central committeR decides whether to call another st.iie convention lo put some other names than Stevenson and Sparkman on the November ballols as The presidential candidates of the Democratic . Jim ruffed the second heart, fin- Third. Senator Lonsr says he nev- j essed dummy's queen o£ clubs, rc- er pave any assurance he would I turned to his hand by leading a he platform. Finally.! trump to the ace, finessed the jack ' The eaded old man played by Jackie, the screen's one- lime kid star. 75 Years Ago In BlytheYiHe — Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Thomas have gone to Wickliffe and Louisville. Ky,, and St. Louis. Mrs. Spurgeon S. Patterson of Jackson. Miss., has arrived to visit her mother, Mrs. W. T. Oher?t. Mr. and Mrs. Berry B. Brooks, Memphians who recently returned from Europe, ure guests of Mrs. Brooks' mother, Mrs, Alton Walton. though he refused to walk out of the convention himself, he did everything he could to keep Virginia, South Carolina and Louisiana in the convention, ev?n to casting his hot subject for dts- j state's 20 votes to seat Virginia probably won't quiet when he, Ru?.se!l and Autin were the nnlv delegates voting. "T am sure this controversy is one which men of deep conviction will debate fnr some time to come." said Senator Long. "Whnt- over ihp outcome, Partv i regrets." I shall have no the Doctor Says — By'TN P. JORDAN. M. D. Written lor NEA Service On several occasions this cnliimn friend-*. las discussed schizophrenia, which E, D. M. recently asked a ques- s the medical name for a mental - tion which should ha answered. iise.Tse. a r.tust impt'i i;'.ni. i-hnr- j He \\:>nts to know if schizophrenia of which is a spii'.-per- • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Threw Caution Out; Had Terrific Game of clubs, and returned to his hand again by leading a trump to the king. Now Jim could lead a third club to dummy and discard a diamond on one of dummy's established clubs. West hastened to ruff the fourth club, but what was West to do next? He could cash his remaining j hiErh 'Jump, but (hen he hB.ji to lead diamond. The Forced dia- mon lead gave Jirn a free fi- nEvse—and his cnnlract. I'm afraid Jim will never learn to Vie cautious as lone as he can pet away with living dangerously. Atlcr lalkin." to delegates who have stragslert | Mc k home. Arch N'earbrile says he believes Ihe only draft at the Democratic convention came from the air- conditionins machinery. The party machinery just got v.' it v-'antsd. @ NE v i Screen Comedienne r; eristic onality. In simple if-ims, pei :-on ;if flirt pel :.T is likclv lo Hy OSWALD .l.U'OBY Urillon fur XF.A Service AH brirtse players are divider] into tv.-o classes—(hose u'ho crm ith sch;/"phrf*- ' MIOW poi Icctly j ! v o-;t act completely off the beam ' 1:5 othnr?.. A welL-kiio'A it sfory on thi* i'-'po nf behavior is Robert t oui^ S'evoii-Sfn'5; "Dr. Jr.kvl] .ind Mr. Hyde." j ScruzophimiA r.111110* be :i--plied > 'n ' ibc cf*nlJicti)js? tiiipti!.-<"'•* for ! EOI d ancj evil whirh atior*^ pr,io can bo delated by an X-ray of the .skull. Hif antvrrr lo this if. "no." Ho Mso 3<ks tiou. 1 one can treat a pvisnn v, ho objet-rp lo medical ; be $h\\l out and those who can't. aLfrivjon. bur shows sisrn.s of the • Many yr.irs asio, T remember, T (hpea^e. Iho answer to this is Ihitj^'a? the kind of player who would i the per?"n must Fomehovv- be ^\-i always bid when an opponent tried ' anuneri by a psychiatrist, and if! to shut "me out. I may not be any [ this mc-iKal disease is really present in ,1 sufficiently severe form, I ilio coiu^ r.Aii be asked «o commit i the patienr :o an institution. ; Jl.iy Gfi Forewarning ; This :s not the only form of nif-nlal <i:i.ense. bul il i? surely HORIZONTAL 1 Screen comedienne, Hutton 6 She is in "The Greatest Show ' cox. ime c,i>- We ?hall see trip ria.v -.vho;; rvriy one of Ihp stater wwt of thf ^,^-.,51^1 will be counted In the Dcmwrat:- <vh; -?r n Estc- Kefaiiver. * * * I've -.til] Pl n mou ; t --f.-r, U p my slrcvr. \Ve urre Just cruisir.^. - Cr.rr.mrrir, r e H.irry Manning, as the S- S. United S;«t f -* ?e t the Atlanuc speed record. ' * * If Mint ue 5ay ab--»\it tl-.o c.Trr.paicn of hite Is not true, the Soviet Crtvrrnmc.jt can .-=hoy.- \n up (by n&tteir.s to= an imp.irfMl mvpMigation.-Er- nest Gross, b',5. delegate lo the LiN. y all rr.rmsl people- T'ais is ; CHIP of thr mo>t. important. Some- insanity. It is oil's y "^hen a , f.tues tb™ n.smr,.: of the conditions ppison acts tike two people, tine *~.TII lie t f< r^m^crf before it is fuily coori nncj one bad, that iv.ental - est.ibli^Vn-d. ri;sra.-e is said ;o e\:M. 1 It is er.roui'acinc that m any Another nnmr fnr tli^ srrinus ^^^^^ K<*m this form of mental mrntal diFi-a^r is riemoniia r-tae . "i-^a^e '-^ve been helped and By wh.i tever n:iiv nr. ibis is one 01 1 piohienss. F"v'f*i i the CAU-.F' fur Uir known, it is IKI-T Ukrly io s:.u ih*» nif.-. of 1,S nnri 3ft clisovrleviine.-s and l.irV: i ever, 11 1 lop- • not med bv electric shock s. In some, also, an nn the brain has broueht b,-- At • Jh All should romnmber that this. ' as "ell as other forms of mental disease, is tin disciaco: the siif- f errr fin :n menta 1 illness ha* no n-.ore tiicri to become ill in this manner than some-one who tries to i;ot n broken bone. NORTH WKST AQJ103 ¥72 » K 1052 4 Kit) 6 • Q63 4 AQJ953 EAST (D) *4 VAKJ108543 » 871 *4 SOUTH * AK97S2 Eist 1 ¥ Pas* + AJ 9 4872 Neither side xnil. South \VMt North 44 Double Pass Pass Opening lead— V 7 J.Trr.-S niTil- v:ol'.ms also \ (,'iiMi~ <-iid foe' pe: scrtrrri. A* Mines iroi-s i.n, hefli ir.j IPC objccis wh:rh are not th^re, i iif.uh th chance^ in lh:nkmp rihd .luricmont, ' of ttf. r.< -c sho - Ainc. When .stpalinir and other ahoi.iuons in l cull strops doun tn nrrh a The sr onn nose for bait, lion usrs its n floats br- \visev today, btit I'm at least more cautious. Mv son Jim. uho played as my p;ii'lner in the Men's Pair event of the recent national championships, has probably inherited "my lirhavior tend to distressing thing water -.» uh oi;iy the tin muvillineness to be shut out. Fora sea innately or unfortunately, I'm not "f:.«!i". i furf winch, he has not yet ac- arise u is a : the bird pi inges into the sea lion's quired my caution. As a result, to family and I open mouth. i Jim was ab(e lo star on the hand 11 Oily ketoncs 13 Repeat appearance 34 Remote from point of attachment 15 Staggerer 16 Abstract being 20Anointer 17 Bustle 21 Cylindrical 22 Handles 23 Stings 24 Toss 25 Ceremony 6 Compass point 7 She is an performer S Her usually includes singing 9 Allowance for waste 10 Olympian goddess 12 Laths 13 Eaten away 18 From 19Grecl< letter 20 Deposes 24 Lifting devices 27 Type of fur 31 Pointer > 32 Diner 33 Greek tombstone 34 Sot up 35 Doctrines 37 Perfumes 33 Quell * 40 Florida (ab.) 43 Swiss river 44 Tear 47 Burden anew 50 Form a notion 53 Empower 54 Church festival 55 Weird 56 Equals VERTICAL 1 Tarry 2 "Emerald Isle" 3 Hurl 4 Powerful explosive 5 Affirmative 26 Prayer ending 41 Smooth 26 Shrub genus '12 Winged 29 Approach 30 Makes mistakes 36 Shovel 37 Eagle's nest 39 Egyptian sun god 40 Unlettered 1 44 Proportion 45 Koman road. 46 Personal (ab.) 4R Kimono sash •'!< ••'nit driak 51 Dibble 52 Point of Iho compass U

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