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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 14, 1954
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BLYTHBVILLE (ARK.) "COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 14,1954 m MnmiviLLi COURIEI NEWS A. A. 1MDKCOON. Editor 9&WL A XGMAH, Advtrtiitaf >M*a*f«. AdvertWnf Repre§ent»tiw: Go.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, 'limphk. as Mcond clott matter at the pott- »t BlythevlUe, Arkansa*, under act of Con- October I, 1917. Member of The Associated Prea* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any •uburfaan town where carrier tenrioe it maintained, 36c per week. •, By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $250 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable Ja advance. Meditations The month of the just bringeth forth wisdom; tat the forward tongue shall be cut out.—Prov. IttM. * ' * " * How easily we pick up the juicy morsel of-gossip —quite careless of any investigation of its origin We shake our heads sadly and pass it. along, ad- a quaint little twist of our own lest it lose in the telling.—Van Dyke. Barbs A .Florida waitress found an returned to the a wallet containing $750, arid was given 96. A nive way to encourage honesty! » * ..*.'. H* 701* own fanH, when ftrMnf, if It takea fire phifs to make you stop— tome JOHM are fetttac mad enough over the pfiM erf coffee to loot their beam. * * * :. , . an too manr pirlor m^kUiw who turn r«fv M* aafe traps staiply by the flick of * JlHffor. *.' * •-. » lets oC folk* went south for the winter and, *om wife* we hear, found H. Be Proud That America Wot Magnet for Toscanini Since the coming- of network radio a generation ago, millions of Americans have learned to k«ow and love serious music. But whether you count yourself among those millions or not, you can appreciate the sadness with which the world greets the news that Arturo Tos- canini, the great symphonic conductor, ha* decided to lay aside his baton. For his eminence does not reside simply in his qualities a great human being the walking proof of what it means by the fires of his spirit. He has acted for freedom whenever the test was at hand. In Mussolini's time he refused to play the Fascist anthem, and for this he was attacked in 1931 on the streets of Bologna, Italy. Later he boycotted the famed European festivals at Bayreuth, Germany, and Salzburg, Austria, in protest against Hitler. He went to Palestine in 1936 to —help start the Palestine Symphony, thus. voicing sympathy for persecuted Jewery. We fight our great wars so men like Toscanini can be free. We believe in man's dignity, in .each man's right to pur- human spirit, in each man's right to pursue those high goals so long as he does no harm to another. All these Toscanini personifies in his own life. It was 69 years from the day he first leaped to the podium to seize the baton in an emergency and conduct his first opera, to the day in New York's Carne- gi Hall when he finished his last concert and the baton—almost as if by grand- design—slid quitely out of his fingers to the floor. In all that vast span of time he dedicated himself with a fury of energy and concentration to the task he set as his own: Conveying the richness and meaning of great music to the world about him. He punished himself mercilessly, as punished the players he led, with his .tongue and his driving will. His has been, No man can seek a nobler goal in this always and ever, the quest for perfection. world of imperfections. All Americans, whether or not they heard him make music, can be thankful • and proud that he chose to spend so many of his active years within the borders of this country. He is an example to us— tnd to the world. Chiang's 'Forgotten' Force In all tht argument over whether or not to rtcognlzt Rtd China, one very po- werful element In the picture is often overlooked: The millions of overseas Chinese Jiving in Asiatic lands like Malaya, Indonesia, Indo-China, Thailand) Burma and other places v So long as most western powers (eiceept Britain), continue to recognze the Nationalist Chinese regime on Formosa, these 12 million overseas Chinese are in effect "neutralized" and do no major work in the cause of communism. This is not to imply there are no backsliders among them, but simply to sajr that most appear loyal to Chaing Kai-shek. If Red China suddenly became the reconized regime, all these Chinese would thereafter owe allegiance, theoretically at least to Peiping. They could become a tremendous infiltrating force for communism in these other lands, already menaced by the Red onslaught. Obviously there is great value in keeping these millions neutralized. Views of Others Secrecy Walls Tumbling Across the land, under pressure from an aroused public, the walls of secrecy in government are beginning to tumble. In Maryland, Gov. Theodore Roosevelt McKen- dlin has recently signed into law a bill requiring that "all meetings, regular and special" of state commissions, boards and agencies and all county and city boards, agencies and councils, "shall be public meetings and open to the public at all times." In those instances where executive sessions are permitted, "no ordinance rule or resolution shall be finally adopted." In Illinois, the state Budgetary Commission, Vhich prepares recommendations and appropriation bills for the state legislature, has agreed to open future meetings to the press and public. For years the commission has held closed concessions. In North Carolina, many members of the 1953 General Assembly in announcing for re-election, and many new candidates for the legislature have pledged to vote to repeal the secrecy law adopted a year ago. This is a wholesome trend, set in motion after world War n by press and radio media and given added momentum by those citizens who have discovered belatedly that their inherent right to know how their government is managed had been seriously circumscribed.-~Charlotte (N. Cf) is^vs. Crooner Dick The build-up about Crooner Dick Haymes is pretty terrific in stupendous Hollywood. But Dick was a crooning Argentine merely visiting in the Colossus of the North in World War II. At least that was what he said when the draft board suggested he get into uniform and serve the United States in time of war. So having technically come within the deportation law, there is no more reason why three Norwegian sailors who jumped ship in Houston should be allowed to stay. The Argentine Republic has need of its loyal son. This can take his crooning recordings made in Buenos Aires.—Dallas Morning News. Cornell University economist have come up with the real reason farmers in the .United States have turned to mechanization. The economists have been studying the actual results and costs of keeping a horse, or horses, in operation on the farm. According to the results of this study, it costs $114 to maintain a horse in harness on the farm A team of horses would, therefore, cost $282 a year. The cost breakdown is divided into two parts. About one-half i» the cost of feed and bedding. Other costs make up the other 50 percent of the total. One of the costs figured by the Cornell economists is the labor cost. The economists arrived at a figure of 62 hours, which they say represents the labor required in a year to keep up a horse. This labor is figured at $50. In brief, this labor item means that a farm team costs approximately 68 cents an hour of work on the farm. When one considers the low xxsts of tractors and figures out the hourly cost of using a tractor, he can see that it compares favorably with the cost of using a team of horses, or even mules. That ,in short, is the answer to the question of why farmers have been turning from horses and mules to tractors and mechanized equipment.—Summerville (Ga.) News. SO THEY SAY The American people cannot believe that any man, including the man from Wisconsin (Sen. McCarthy), has a monopoly on patrotism or is the sole defense of this country against the philosophy of Karl Marx, Lenin, Stalin and Malen- kov.—Gov. Robt. Meyer of New Jersey. * * * ..Now that we have mastered the ways of destruction so well we can wipe out civilization if we wish, there seems to be no alternative except to create a' peaceful world through the United Nations.—Mrr Eleanor Roosevelt. • * . * * In simple language Nike (guided missile) is able to be sent into the sky in search of an enemy aircraft. It is able to track down the enemy airplane, intercept it, explode and blast the airplane and its occupants into debris of thousands of small splinters; There is no escape.—Rep Edword Herbert (D., La.). This Is Going to Take a Lot of Maneuvering Erskine Johnsori IN HOLLYWOOD ^ Peftr Id ton's Washington Column*— _ T , McCarthys Senate Voting Listed; WASHINGTON—(NEA) — GOP eaders argue that in spite v of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's differences with the Eisenhower administration, he has a good record in sup>ort of the President's program. This is the senator's 1953 voting record on 10 key issues tabulated by League of Women Voters: McCarthy voted "Yea" on these: Reduce foreign aid, July 1; restrict use of aid funds, July 29'; admit additional immigrants, July 9; restrict stand-by controls, May 9; federal jurisdiction over tide- ands, July 30; Communist China hould not be admitted to the UN, 'une 3 (McCarthy absent, but vould have voted Yea if present). McCarthy voted "Nay" on these ssues: Increase soil conservation, June 5; increase hospital building unds, July 7; increase Air Force unds $400 million, July 23; keep egal protection for women, July 6 (McCarthy absent but would ave' voted "Nay" if present). One of the principal reasons why ome of the key Eisenhower administration officials quit after lit- le more than a year's service is hat they can't take the punishment which a top government job equires. Many business executives have had the idea that being a Washington bureaucrat is the easi- st work in the world. Once here, they have discovered that they had o work harder at more complex problems than they ever did in rivate business. Clarence M. Randall, board chairman of Inland Steel,* gave a demonstration of this while briefing reporters on the President's new foreign economic policy,. He was asked about the number of bills that would be sent to Congress to put the President's plan into effect. Giving an unsatisfactory answer, Mr. Randall was pounced on to clear up the situation. "I'm sorry," Mr. Randall apologized. "I've been working on this seven days a week for two months and I'm out on my feet. I don't know bow many bills it will take." You never can tell what will come out of a good free-for-all press conference. Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield set up a big conference the other day to unveil his new "pay-as-you-go" plan for operation of the Post Office Department. This plan has been in the making for 14 months .With charts and expert assistants, Mr. Summerfield spent over an hour explaining what it was all 'about. Even Robert Montgomery, White House radio and TV coach, was there to help out. Just as the conference was about to break up, a reporter dropped an innocent question about whether Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy had ever settled up for misuse of his congressional frank, or free-mailing privilege on government business. It took Mr. Summerfield only a minute to explain that Senator McCarthy had recently mailed in his check for $200 to pay up on what he owed. But that story got most of th* front page attention, and the 350-page Post Office Department reorganization plan got buried inside the paper. Government officials have learned the hard way that they should never make plans to do anything else when their appropriation bills are before Congress. But Nelson Rockefeller, Undersecretary of Health, Education and Welfare, got caught off base on this one the other day. Some time previously, Mr. Rockefeller had agreed to be principal speaker at a National Council of Jewish Women's luncheon. He prepared a long and thorough address on the administration health program. Just as he was beginning to speak, Mr. Rockefeller got an emergency call from his office. The House Appropriations Committee was about' to begin hearings on his department's money bill. Discarding his prepared text, Mr. Rockefeller made a few brief remarks .about the health program, apologized and beat it for Capitol Hill so as not to keep his congressional masters waiting. It is now illegal for anyone in Czechoslovakia to buy or own duplicating paper. The National Committee for Free Europe, in reporting this news from behind the Iron Curtain, attributes this situation to Communist fear. The Reds, the committee says, fear that the people will start printing underground, anti-Communist newspapers. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Many youngsters who run away pie, is less than that of a normal rom home, refuse to eat what three-y e a r-old; ' that of morons hey are told, are sneaky about their activities, or do other things contrary to grown-up standards., ire often treated without much ense. A few are hopeless, of ourse, and some are mentally ir- esponsible, but in many cases it s not the youngster who is really o blame, but the parents or society n general., First, it should be remembered hat the standards which children re expected to follow were set up by grownups. Naturally, there- va'nts to rebel and his "bad" be- iavior is nothing more than a eaction against authority. Many of them are bored because hey don't have enough to do, some lave been neglected by their par- nts and others indulged too much. Being good parents is quite a job; even the best cannot be sure that heir children will turn cut perfect. Intelligent discipline—not too strict and not too mild—certainly helps. Undoubtedly, it is extremely important to keep growing boys and girls busy and interested in what they are doing. Youth is not always free from real mental difficulties which produce behavior problems. One form of true insanity—dementia praecox —is fairly likely to develop in the teens rather than later. This, of course, requires expert care. And there are some children who are mentally retarded and just do not have the intelligence to keep up with their contemporaries. Retarded children can be handled better now than formerly, but morons and idots just do not have the mental capacity of normal youngsters and they cannot be taught to go farther than their intelligence allows. Intelligence of idiots, for exam- doesn't go higher than that of the normal twelve-year-old. But by no means all the mentally handicapped children need to be in institutions. Better understanding of all these mental and emotional problems is a responsibility of Barents, teachers, and, in faoj, all of us. We should be doing a much better job of it. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBI Written for NEA Service Any Wrong Theory Usually Backfires Experts Use Plays With Discretion Every experienced player has heard the expression "third hand high," but only the exceptional player knows when to abandon the rule. The point is illustrated in today's hand. West opened tne eight of clubs, f dummy put up the nine, and East was allowed to hold the first trick with the jack. East looked carefully at the dummy and decided that declarer would surely depend for at least some of his tricks on ruff- ing black cards in the dummy. The best defense against such a plan is to lead trumps and thus reduce dummy's • ruffing power. East therefore returned the deuce of hearts at the second trick. South played the ten of hearts, and West played his king, muttering to himself "third hand high." This was one time when a bridge j player's best friend was not his mutter. < Dummy won with the ace of trumps, and declarer got to his hand'with the ace of clubs in order to ruff a club. He re-entered his hand by ruffing a diamond and ruffed his last club with dummy's last trump. South eventually lost two spade tricks, but he could afford to lose these tricks, since hi sonly other loser was .the first club. It should nave been just as clear to West as it had been to his partner that declarer intended to ruff black cards in the dummy. Hence declarer would have to ruff with dummy's ace of hearts, and West HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: One of Zsa Zsa Gabor's quotes that escaped fame on the Phoenix, Arizi, location for "Big Top" is being told around town. A local news scribe asked her if she'd been to Phoenix before and she flipped: "Yes," on BOTH of my honeymoons*" Bing Crosby's admiring reaction to pal Dean Martin's warbling of best song choice, "That's Amore," on the Oscar TV show. "He really put his heart into it. He sang it like the Academy members were still voting." THE EVELYN MacNAMAEA who modeled minks and sables on a Hollywood TV show the other day is June Haver's sister. Evelyn's out to carve a career for herself .. . Redskins and cattle rustlers never caused Guy Madison as much-, trouble as the lawyers hired by Gail Russell to draw up a ^predivorce property -settlement .. .The Peter Lorres had their second stork date canceled by the long-legged bird. They already have a nine-month-old child. The James Masons, without particularly trying, have righted their skittish marriage craft for the time being. They l«ave Hollywood after he winds up "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," for Shakespearean repertory at Stratford in the province of Ontario, Canada. Nick Condos and Martha Raye couldn't -agree as hubby and wife. Now that they're divorced, he just signed a long contract to manage her career ... Shelley Winters' latest eye-popping quotes about the hubby she's shedding, Vittorio Gassman: "He doesn't have a soul —only an_ ego." JIM BACKUS' IDEA for a great new audience participation show to end all audience participation shows: It's called "Stand the Pain" and -you get $100 for an appendectomy, etc. Latest .profit figures on "The Robe": Gross business of $27.000,000 in 1451 theaters in 25 weeks. NORTH 104 AJ5 J 10 7 642 95 EAST AJ93 V82 4KQ85 *KQJ4 SOUTH (D) 14 V Q 10 97 4 3 • None 4 A 10 6 2 North-South vuL South West North East 1V Pass 2 V Pass 4 ¥ Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 8 Ronald Reagan and George Murphy can play coy about running for office, but Aldo Ray is preparing for a career in politics when movie fame loses its zip for him. Aldo, who was elected constable at Crockett, Calif., after his mili- iary service on a youth-honesty- integrity platform and resigned when Columbia tagged him for "Saturday's Heroes," is taking night courses to get his Bachelor of Arts degree. Objective: A someday try for Congress. "I'm grateful for any success I've had in pictures and I like acting, but I want to make a sort of contribution in the political field." Aldo confided on Warners' 'Battle Cry" set. But he doesn't expect to be helped by his film career. "The public," he says, "doesn't have "much faith in actors as political thinkers." NOW IT CAN be told that Paramount make-up man Harry Raye flew to New York and back just to make up Rosemary Clooney for her appearance on the big Rodgers & Hammerstein TV show. It was Rosemary's idea. Paul Winchell and his Mrs. leave Jerry Mahoney behind in his suitcase and take to Europe for a summer vacation .... John Ireland's testing for the role of Judd, the heavy, in "Oklahoma!". . .Leo Durocher pops up as a dramatic actor on ..TV's Campbell Sound Stage April 16 ... Cowboy star Rex Allen, who just left the Republic corral, is plotting a you- know-what kind of series. Ida Lupino will make a movie titled, "What Every W o m a a Wants." Is that money or Eddie Fisher? Producer Hal Makelim's word- age about a big western he's planning titled "Blue Mesa":: "It's Shane taking the Stagecoach at High, Noon." Keefe and Norma Brasselle deny the latest flood of rumors about their marital unhappiness. So does Keefe's mama, Marie, who's Betty Grable's hairdresser on Columbia's "Three for the Show" sec. "Oh, no! The hero of Sherwood Forest will have a daughter who does the swashbuckling in Aubrey Schenck's upcoming: "Sword of Robin Hood." It probably will be denied, but the grapevine is buzxing with the rumor that there are high-level talks at MGM about dumping some of the studio's old films on the TV market. Leo the lion may yet be roaring in your^ living room. 75 Y**rt Ago In I/yt/itvi//« Mrs. T. W. Jefferies entertained eight guests at a bridge party yesterday afternoon in honor of Mrs. Frank Tomlinson of'New Orleans, who is visiting relatives here. • Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Thoniasson spent the week end in Centralia, HI. Bill Chamblln is 111 at the home of his parents on West Main Street. UTTLl LIZ— Mad money is the stuff o woman has to raise the roof to get. One of the most desirable changes a change in courthouse administration could effect would be to change the odor of courthouse disinfectants. —Lexington Herald. If we were planning a motor show we'd have one prominent booth completely empty, just to let folks see what a parking place looks like. —Florida Times-Union. A Boy swallowed a marble while watching a TV show, and was rushed to the hospital. The surprising thing is anybody noticed.—Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. Another nice thing about spring is that it sort of marks the end of the banquet season and gives everybody a chance to recover their digestion 'and forget the speeches they had to sit through all winter. Tree Tops Answer to Previous Puzzle could eventually win a trick with the king of hearts if he simply played a low trump at the second trick instead of wasting his king. South would be able to win the second trick with his ten of hearts, but he would still have to ruff clubs in the dummy, using dummy's jack and ace of hearts for,this purpose. West would make h i s king of trumps and two spade tricks, and South would be set. Families along the old Maginot line now are living in its cozy bunkers with six-foot steel and concrete walls, etc. We thought our public housing planners would like to know what is beinp done elsewhere.—Milwaukee Journal ACROSS 1 Small tree 5 Tree-top home 9 Shade tree 12 German king 13 Medley 14 Born 15 Making a suit : 17 Scottish river 18 Fragment 19 Most beloved 21 Withered 23 Ocean 24 Behave 27 Bows slightly 29 Ship's company 32 Fondle 34 Inborn 36 Heroic poem 37 Made amends 38 Dotted (her.) 39 Rod for broiling meat 41 Grams (ab.) 42 Wager 44 Ancient Greek city 46 Eating away 49 Respond 53 Trees shade you from this 54 Hobbyist 56 Observe 57 Toward the sheltered side 58 Large volume 59 Worm 60 Helen of Troy's mother 61 Gaiter DOWN 1 Cattle disease 2 Western state 3 Agitate 4 Cavities 5 Neither 6 Ran together 7 Function in trigonometry 8 Roman garments 9 Attractive 11 Encounter 16 Danish seaport 20 Right-hand 31 Espouses page 33 Fencing 22 Flowers • swords 24 Playing cards 35 Dress S A 9 E 1_ P * T t= E c> E M 1 _ R A R E & T T O R E K O A R. 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