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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, August 13, 1952
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PAGE EIGHT •--—•--- BM1HET1LLK (ARK.) TOOTHER HLYTHEVILLB COURIER N1WS TH« COURIER ITBWB OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher XAKRT A. HAIKBS, AseteUnt PubMahM A. A. FREDRICK8OH, Editor FADL O. HUUAM, Advertising M»n»««r «ol« Natlonil Admtlslng R Wallace Witmer Co., Hew York, Chicago, DrtroH, Atlanta, Memphi*. Entered ai Mcond class m»t*«r at th« post- office at BlytherlHe, .Arkansas, under act ol Co»- trew, October », 1917. Membtr ol The Aseocltttd Pr«M SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bjr carrier In the citj of Bljrthevllle or any «u bur ban town wher« carrier tenrlw U maintained, 25c per week. Bj mall, within a radlui of 50 miles, U.oO per year, J2.50 for six months, $1,25 for three monthi; by »ifl!l outside 5« mile zone, 112.50 per rcsr payable In advance. Meditations Remove far from me vanity and lies: (five me neither poverty nor riches; feed me with food convenient for me.—Proverbs 30:8. • * • Those who seek for much are left In want ol much. Happy Is he to whom God has given, with sparing hand, as much as Is enough.—Horace. Barbs It E?cms rather silly to waste much time on people who are naturally hard to please. • * * A Michigan youngster was uninjured when he Ml from the second floor lo the first floor of » han» under construction. If he hart fallen through to the basement It would have bce*i another story, » « » Good, common cents—eighteen hundred and seventy-five of tliem—will buy a bond from your Uncle Sam. • * • It's an old story after a woman his worn a •ew drew iwice. • • • A mid-west janitor who robbed a tank has his own quaint Idea about how to clean up. AEC-SCC Takes Strange Stand on Industry Plan Of all people, the Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce has' gone on record n» being opposed to the proposed Arkansas Constitutional amendment which will permit municipalities to issue bonds for the purpose' of constructing buildings for e industry. This is the same program that brought so many industi'ies to Mississippi and it has its shortcomings, but Arkansas is in no position to dally in going after a program for securing industry. The Economic Council states that "critical bottleneck for Arkansas in its drive to obtain industry is the mutter of providing factory buildings. If the state had 25 modern buildings, they could be filled within a few months by desirable tenants." So the need is obvious. But the Economic Council points out that the Investment Bankers Association "takes a dim view" of such proceedings and that interest and income of such bonci issues and buildings may be subject to federal tflx Jn the future. N'e have expressed our thoughts in regard lo the Investment Bankers stand; alarmed by the exodus of industry from the north and enst, the men who have money in vested in those sectors are anxious to protect their interests ami therefore will go on record as opposing anything which is going to make the South more attractive lo industry. The Association, apparently, has put the squeeze on in another way, for Mississippi is experiencing difficulty in finding takers for its latest bond issues of this type. In ihp s ,i nle breath, thp Economic Council stales Hint Arkansas "must find an effective way l o provide additional buildings (for industry)," and that "(Arkansas) has done a good job of getting new manufacturing plants without tile reluctant socialism practiced by Mississippi." We haven't noticed that the state has done such a • good job in getting industry . , . not as compared to Mississippi, anyway. The Biisiver? Private financing, the Council states. It also suggests formation of a state credit corporation with big businesses and banks participating in making loans to comrmmilies desirous of creeling an industrial building. This is fine if it can be put into operation and is proved sound in this state. But in the meantime, Arkansas' communities are dealing with industrial v prospects every day and are seeing many of them go to other states and ether town* WTIW* they can rent a building and gain tb* subsequent tax benefits. > Arkansa* doe*n't need lip service to plan* ot higher finance. It needs the tools to put hi it* communities' hands. And right now the only one available is the amendment which will be put up to the voters in November. WPXE5DAY, 'AUGUST », Best in Modern-Day Advertising Thirty yearn ago one of this country's big insurance companies, with a nice blending of good business sense and interest in the public weal, ran an advertisement in a national magazine on infant mortality. That was the beginning of a national advertising program by the company which has produced dramatic results. In keeping with the tone of its first ad, subsequent ones are notable for their good taste and restraint, but at times their subject matter has been dynamite. For instance, as far back as 1928 the company brought out into the open the then virtually taboo subject of syphilis, from which millions of Americans suffered and from which an estimated 200,000 died each year. Now, thanks to the new miracle drugs and an enlightened public approach to the disease, syphilis IB no longer the scourge it once was. Cancer still is a hush-hush word with many, but back in 1026 the company began running ads on the subject, advising people of the importance of early ami competent diagnosis. These health messages, ranging across the whole field of disease, represent tha best in modern-day advertising, which too often has dipped far below our average national standards of taste and morality. And certainly the messages are a credit to the company which inspired them. Views of Others Atlantic Union Folly For many years Author Clarence K. Slrelt has been trying to push the United States into somo sort of "union" with foreign countries. His car> rent plan calk lor an "Atlantic- Union," which would give the nations of the North Atlantic a dominant voice in determining affairs vital to the very exlstcnfJ^oL-the united states. Mr. Strelt currently Is urging that presidential candidates of both parties endorse creation of a "United stales of the Atlantic" In which American Interests would be submerged by outnumbering European members of such a union. It actually Is ridiculous for Mr. Streit to be urging presidential candidates to support his visionary plan which would greatly weaken American determination of American affairs, for events in recent years have shown the utter foolishness of giving foreign nations, no matter how friendly, a check rein on American policy. Any candidate unwilling to stand for Ameil- can Independence should feel the full opposition of citizens who still love their country and the liberty the United States Constitution protects. — Chattanooga cTenn.) News-Free Pre-* Great Life House Democratic lenders claim that ahfon- Iccism cost them a victory on the foreign aid program. Congress i« a wonderful place. If you belong. First, lower taxes. Now, shorter hours. —Asheville (N.C.l Citizen SO THEY SAY I was not elected to wait for the catastrophe, to hope for power from a new apocalypse, and day by day to play a game ol hoping tor the worst.—French Deputy Andre Bardon. on resigning General DeGnulle's party. « • * \Ve have .ill n-.itchcd with attention, mitigated by occasional fatigue, the twirls, twitching* anrt convulsions which are taking place twi,thin the British Labor Party).—Winston Churchill. • * • There are two separate problems to be dealt with. . . . One is the need of our allies ill the front line. . . , Those needs must be met or there will be no front line.—Secretary of State Dean Acheson. • * • I would not reduce my age by one hour to become President of the United States.—Vice President Alben W. Barkley. » • • It's a pleasure to have him (Bishop Fulton Sheen' opposite me. Alter all. we were both using o!d material.—Comedian Milton Bfrle. • • * I spent ten of the happiest years of my life In the Senate. I think It is the greatest deliberative body in the history of the world.—President Truman. • * * Turn out the Democrats and save America.— Pennsylvania Gov. John 8. Tint- Benevolence Sure Is o Screwy Business Peter Edson's Washington Column — Present Drouth Was Overdue After 12 Good Weather Years WASHINGTON — (NEA1— There is a standing gag around the. Department ot Agriculture that is revived. whenever anyone starts to write a story about bad drought conditions. It is: "I hope this piece gels printed before it rains." This Is simple recognition of the well-known unpredictability of the weather and the way it has of making liars out ol prophets. The present dry spells in New England and from t h e Carolinas to Ar- 'kansfis and Missouri, with a. billion - dollar crop damage already reported were, however, more pe,« E a« B rrsrci fact, they were overdue. For U. S. weather, irom [he farmers' standpoint, has been exceptionally good during the past 13 years, in the. absence of bad drought. There were the extremely dry years of 1931-36. which created the dustbowl and the great Onkie mi c ,.-.«,, „„ a ^ration to California. But with the climactic changes are exception of a mild dry spell in' mnro *!<•»• ~-*t'— 1343, rainfall in thp crowing sea- hns been abundant In most areas ever since. This long fpcll of good weather for the crops enabled (he United States to grow its record quantities of food all durme the war. It also enabled Ihe U. S. to supply relief for the droueht and fam- What the political effects of a continued bad drought would be on this year's election is something to conjure with. The way the present administration is rushing in aid to the stricken areas, it certainly won't have an adverse effect. On the other hand, government disaster loans lo farmers who can't get their local private banks to carry them over, will probably brine Republican charges that the Democrats cashed in on the drought and tried to "buy" the farm vote. When it comes to predicting whether this new drought will be extended into another two or three-year cycle of dry weather lifce 1934-35, if. S. Weather Bureau officials throw up their hands and say It can't be done. A lot of time, money and scientific research have been devoted lo trying lo prove Ihe existence of weather "cycles." But the U. S. Department of Agriculture year book for 1941. which devoted 1200 pages to discussing all phases of "Climate and Man." had to admit the end, "All such short-term ^-_ — nothing more than matters of chance." Accurate weather observations go back only 100 years. That isn't enough time, from the scientists' viewpoint, to establish any pattern for weather behavior and accurate lone-range forecasting. U. S. weather, moving from wesl lo east, is largely born in the Since 1886. Ihe U. S. has had about 18 dry years, according to records compiled by Ivan R. Tan- nehlll, chief of synoptic reports and forecasting for (he U. S. Weather Bureau. They have come in 1886. 1887. 1893-4-5, 1901, 1904. 1910, 1911. 1924-5, 1930-3-4-6-9, 1943 and now 1952. As can be seen from this list, it is extremely Irregular. Jt varies from two-year and three-year consecutive droughts to intervals of from three to nine years. But the average Is five and a half years, and not always in the same places. It's a pretty rough rule for a forecaster to have to go on. There are two principal theories on which attempts have be.en made to make longer-range predictions. One is Ihe simspot" theory other is the tree-ring Ersktne Johmcn. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: It's Percy KiHjrlde's frail health—not Marjorle Main's unhappiness with the series—that's temporarily halted the "Ma and Pa Kettle" pictures at u-I. With two years of his studio contract to go, Percy lold his U-I bosses that film work was too exhuasting for him. -And Marjorie's reason for stepping out of the cast of "Dangerous When Wet" at MOM is Just what (he (ille Implies. Her medics warned her against doing a swimming scene vital to the script because of surgery that removed her sinus membranes four years ago. Staff members of a movie fan magazine with an upcoming feature predicting that Lana Turner and Fernando will never he leaves Hollywood, Me wt» *»., In "The Last Enemy," life etory] of war hero Richard HUliry, W h£ was shot down at i Kghtwr pii^ and horribly burned. Plastic su ery gave him a new lac« i hand*, Hi*n he rejoined th. A. F., and wax WHed at «, , of 23. Rory CaHioun Insisted so Mt, Baron called off all her night club stints to await the stork In De-. cember. The Calhoutu had a 19491 date cancelled and aren't any chances this time. Corlnne Calvet was helpino I Dale Robertson with his French! pronunciation . when he became! tongue-tied over (he French word for "happy." I It's really very simple," said I n ..u rL-immpo llamas win never "it's really very simple," said wed are quietly chewing t h e 1 r Corinne, "you just make a noise nails to shreds. | like a chicken when it lays ao • | egg.* 1 Jack LaRue. the -heavy who \ hasn't been in flickers lately. Those flyingsaucer headline-1 doesn t like it that a pianist named I are sweet music at Paramount Jac* Larue is thumping the ivories | The studio's got 'em, with'mer Pacific ocean. This good growing weather In ; od the U. S. even had its political consequences. It was Ihe gond weather and tlip bumper crop of Itl48— ns much as the Department of Agriculture's grain storage policies—which swung the [arm vole for Harry Truman that year. ol trans-Pacific flying. Observations on North Pole weather, which sometimes pressures its way down on the U. S.. cover only the five ve.irs since Arctic flying nnri the Russian trans-polar bomb- mg scare have been taken seriously. and the theory. A"n Englishman named Harriot first observed sunspols in 16)0. So there's a 300-year record on their occurrence. The number of sun- spols varies on an 11-year cycle .ivernjre. though the actual range is seven to 15 years. Note that this 11-year average Is just, double the U. S. average for a drought every five and a half years. The theory was that the more sunspots. the more the heat, and the dryer the weather. Actually, the exact opposite effect was found. So lhat theory has been generally discarded. A. E. Douglass first developed the tree-ring theory by examining cross sections of old timbers in Arizona Indian pueblos and the giant sequoias of California. [tract. In wet years the tree-ring ~~ growth is wide. In dry years it's narrow. There's a 3000-year record on this. And asain, surprisingly enough, it reveals that on the average, there has been a dry year every II years. .Make of it what you will. a night spot right across the street from MGM. English Producer Michael Balcon has writers working on a new Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy comedy feature, to be made in England. Portrays Hero Richard Burton, the British actor who plays young Philip Ashley in "My Cousin Rachel," draws England's top movie projecj when the king. Without considering the full Implications of South's play, East decided lhat there was no further nourishment in diamonds. He therefore shifted to the eight of spades. . South grunted with satisfaction and hastily put up the ace of spades to xvin the second trick. He then cashed the queen of diamonds, entered dummy with the queen of hearts, and discarded his losing club on the jack of diamonds. At this point, of coursej South was sure to win ten trices—with seven trumps, two dia'nionds, and the ace of spades. He tried for an extra trick by leading a spade from dummy, but was not greally disappointed to find that West had both the king and the jack. One reason for South's satisfaction was that he had been handed the contract by East's careless play. East could have made the killing return if he had simply remembered that West's opening lead was almost undoubtedly the fourth best diamond. What does East know about the diamonds after he has won the first trick? East can see the four of diamonds in his own hand, and the three of diamonds in dummy. Hence West may have the deuce of diamonds, but cannot have any other diamonds lower than the five. In other words. West cannot have more than a five-card diamond suit. This reveals an Important fact about the South hand. South is bound to have at least two diamonds. Why did South play the k'nz of diamonds at the first trick if he also held at least one other diamond? The obvious conclusion is that South must also hold the queen of diamonds. East should therefore see the danger (hat South will eventually get a discard on dummy's jack of diamonds. The surest way to prevent this is to use up dummy's queen of hearts before South has the chance to unblock the diamonds. East should therefore return a trump at the second trick, and from Mars yet, in the soon-to-be-1 released "War of the Worlds." Recommended listening: Martens! Dietrich and Rosemary Clooney'i I recording of "Too Old lo Cut th< Mustard.". . .Olivia de Haviland determined to make the grade i a Shakespearean star. She'll 4, roll in Lawrence Langner's schoo | for the sjudy of the Bard's work" in Westport, Conn. Bad luck Is still dogging Mer-1 cedes.McCambridge. A few day I after she agreed to make h'ei 1 screen return in "The Number,' Fox shelved the picture. Fishtln' Words, Colonel Fighting words for actors: Ti 1 "Mississippi Gambler," Ty Powell goes to the home of an old arls I tocralic southern gent and says "I'm afraid you wouldn't ask mi | if you knew my profession." The old gent glares, "Whit di I you do?" "I'm a riverboat gambler," siyi Ty. "Lord love you son," says tii I aristocrat, "I thought you wen I going to say you were an actor.' I 75 V*0rs Age In 0/ythevi/ft Misses Jenny Wren . Dlllahunl>.| Margaret Shaver and Virginia Ma;/ tin are in Memphis where they wii'H assist with a Delta Delta Delta' rusl' party at the Claridge. J H. H. Brooks, R. E. Blaylock' Raleigh Sylvester. Jack Rotainsor: Ivy W. Crawford and Harold Stern" ber^ attended a past master's meet i iiig at the Masonic hall in Osceola Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Roe and chll dren of Memphis spent the weekenr with Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Woodson. , now South will not make the con- 1 © NEA With all the hot weather that', been pestering most o< the country, Aunt Molly Harmsworth wonders whatever became of the big palm leaf fans that used to seli for * nickel. the Dcklor Says — By EDWIN F. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Service Since about one person In 20 develops what Is known as a diver- obstruction. area involved may be sen- |e sitive to pressure, though of course jmany other conditions can cause lirulum or "divertlcnlosls" of th intestines. „ te no , , urprlMnf( , = --^ ^ ^ ^ that many people -,;,|<, nr-kmc; . the diagnosis is often difficult, for information on that subject, j Examination of the lower part It should be said at the start '• " [ lhc bowel by, the use of an In- procloscope is X-ray studies , thnt children rarely develop rii- i stnmieiit called vcrticula. Young people do not i usually necessary. have them often, but in the middle and later years ot life, they become quite common. Actually, althouch c o m m o n. divertiouia usually produce no symptoms whatever, nnrt do not require any special treatment. Now. s divrrticuKini I? a pouch or pocket leading off from a large cavity nr tube. Diverliclila (more than one divertlculumi arc most common in tile colon nr lower part also help'in establishing diagnosis. Trc.iled !>y Diet. Medicine When severe divcriiculUis bursts through the wall of Ihe bowel or obstructs Intestinal action, an immediate operation may be necessary. In most, cases, however, treatment by diet or medicine is all that is needed. Most diverticiila are not cause for serious concern. Of those which do produce trouble, the ma- •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Your Lead May Help Partner Win Hand Bv OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service One advantage of invariably leading the fourth best card from a broken suit is that your partner of the bowel. When these pockets wh]ch rio P 1OT| uce troubl' do not produce symtpoms the con-' J01 " y can ll? lr " tctl b V <*icl and ( ditlon is called diverticuioMs But i simple means. But this Is | they can becomp inflamed and)" 01 a rond "i°n which need trou- thrn Ihe label diverticiUitis is an- man >' people, especially If one plied. °' these pourries is discovered In 7n riivorii-niiii. 11. . i the cnllrs e of routine X-rays or in dixeriK untis. the symptoms ol Inflammation vary a cood deal. There may be a single slicht at- Urk or acute aho'omiml pain or "•vorsl attacks of sliaht distress. Occasionally, the inflammation may be so severe as to cause perforation or hole in the pocket with infection sprcadme to the ihdommal cavity and producing perilonills, abscess formation, or order. - tor seme other suspected dis- Tvvo major studios are cooking NORTH U WEST 4KJ4 V54 « 10865 J VQ » J93 + QJ1083 •AST « A74. + A952 SOUTH (D) * AQ9 VAKJ10982 South 3V 4V + 6 Easi-West ml We«* North Pass 2N. T. Pass } N. T. Pass Pass Cut Pass Paa Opening lead—* 5 has a chance to use his judgment up HUMS tor alt-sepia musicals on He may be able to read the entire the order of "Stormy Weather" as! hand and make the killing play, a starring vehicle for Billy Dan-1 In today's hand. West led 'the uMs. who is equalling Martin and [ five of diamonds—the fourth best Lewis. .Josephine B,-ikr-r und Joe , card of his very much broken dia- E. Lewis as a Sunset Strip nufney mond suit. East won with the ace, attraction. | O f diamonds «nd South dropped I Music in the Air Arnwer to Previou* Pu«l» HORIZONTAL 60 Portent 61 Prescribed amount VERTICAL 1 Dip out 2 Feminine singing volet 3 Sow 4 Twilled fabric 5 Make lace 24 Goes astray edging 25 Rich toil 6 Mergers 2S Puttings Into 7 Rude fellow harmony 8" Laurie" 28 Willful 1 Low singing voice 5 Brass wind instrument 9 Tear 12 Toward the sheltered side 13 Soon 14 Age 15 Repetition 17 Cook ing vcisel 18 Temporary shelter ID Prayers 21 They sing "Wearing of the Green" here 23 Music appeals Guido's scale 27 Handle 29 Inflammation (med.) 32 Turn 34 Remove again (print.) 36 Cat 37 One who hums 38 Soot 39 Cod ot thunder 41 Distress call 42 Short sleep 44 One 46 Souls 49 Eat away 53 Brown 54 Rheumatic disease 56 Hen product 57 Egyptian river i8 French summers MFoollike part 9 Newspaper men 10 Press 11 Caresses 16 Ventilate .20 Lebanon se.iporl 40 Hurry 43 Musical Instrument 45 Attempted 46 Pace burning ,730, at t in< J«n 30Pertaining to 48 Prune ,,• Ihe groin 50 German klr".*i (comb, form) 51 Expires 31 Indian 52 Essential weights being 33 Essential oil 51 Fetnal. 3» Weirder ch i c ken a

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