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BLYTOEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 2«, 1954 riE ILYTfflEVILLE COURIER NEWS OOUmXRNXWS CO. M. W. HAINES, Publisher IT A. HAnaa, Assistant publisher A. A. FRBDRICKBON Editor JUKJL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •ok National Advertising Representatives: Waltace Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Memphis. as second class matter at the post- office at BlytheviHe, Arkansas, under act of Con- gcett, October I, 1917. Member of Tne Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . By carrier in the city of BlytheviUe or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of SO miles, $5.00 per ye«r, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by nail outside 50 milestone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And I saM trato them, Ye are holy onto the Lori; the veaseli are holy also; and the silver and the f»ld are a freewill offering unto the Lord God of yew father*.—Ezra ft:2S. *. ' * -#.. Holiness is the architectural plan upon which God bufldeth up His living temple.—C. H. Spur- Barbs Spaghetti ic one of America's favorite dishes. a* least it helps us keep our heads up. * * * young with some women is not only » rood habit *at an old one. * * * Now comes the season when it's easy to drive yourself mad. Try an old golf course. •/.'. * * * If stenographers were as careful about their a* they are about their figures, bones be hapfier. * * * A professor says every girl graduate eventually w* ftod a husband. And what will his wife say? Death of Russell Davenport Recalls 1940 Willkie Boom Th« death a few days ago of Eussell Davenport, a man little in the public ejre HI Ms 54 years, recalled one of the most outstanding chapters in modern history politically—the great Willkie boom of 1940. Daveaport was managing editor of JTortune magazine that spring, as various ^Republican candidates were lining up fer the dubious privilege of attempting to unseat the late President Roosevelt in tfee fall campaign. The editor published an article by Weadel Willkie, then head of a utility fesi busy combatting TVA, and appen- - tied an editorial on the energetic author. ' Fortune was a magazine of limited circulation, but this material was reprinted by the thousands in phamphlet form. It Is widely credited with having generated the Willkie-for- President drive. Soon Willkie was dashing about the country, making speeches like mad. In May, Davenport resigned his job to coordinate his preconvention campaign. He was a close adviser to him at the hectic GOP convention that year in Philadelphia. Until this fiery comet, Willkie, came out of the political nowhere, the 1940 contest had been presumed to be between Thomas E. Dewey, Senator Taft, and perhaps Senator Vandenberg of Michigan. When the fighting was over and Willkie stood in the glare of light, confetti in his tousled hair, the stunned advocates of other men said: "It was all rigged. The galleries were stacked." But historians and first-hand observers who managed to preserve a little detachment said this was only partly true. Willkie did benefit powerfully from one of the most concentrated "advertising-style" build-ups in history. His managers did pull off a considerable bag of tricks in their efforts to win over people and, more specially, delegates. . Yet the palpable fact was that by the time the convention opened th beuild- up had done its work. The people who were interested in Republicans wanted Willkie above all. His name was on the lips of everyone in Philadelphia, and that city was representative of many. There jn*y have been many Willkie "free-load- tn" in the convention gallery, but the eonrtant chant of "We Want Willlde" •tiU came from the hearts of all who shouted. The kind'of noise that came from thoie hoarse throats was no trick, as any man knows who has tried to match that napotoM for other candidates in other ywn. It jutt isn't the aame. WilDd* rttliy never atood so higft in pibMc MUtm again. He lost the election" by 5,000,000 votes, and four years later Uw «MMt> glow JiM out ia t dismal primary defeat in Wisconsin. Willkie'g man Davenport was a quite chap, brilliant, often maligned by the more orthodox Republican brethren who blamed him partly for the fact that a businessman and fromer Democrat was "foisted upon them" as their 1940 standard bearer. His role in those events carves ott for Mm a sure place in the history of the times. Views of Others The world might assume from, the current H- bomb debates in the British House of Commons that the United States is still a British colony. The Laboratories and left-wingers of the Socialist party have been talking'as if London could determine Washington policy and in fact, they have bitterly attacked Prime Minister Winston Churchill for not doing so. As galling as this Parliamentary storm may be to Americans, we would do well to consider that at least the British are concentrating on the number one problem and threat to the human race. Our Congress in contrast has apparently forgotten all else but the McCarthy-Army circus. We would also do^irell to remember that the hydrogen bomb, for very compelling reason, terrifies the British more than we can imagine. In the first place, the British are only minutes away from Soviet flying fields. In the second place having endured the Battle of Britain they remember the horrors of aerial warfare. Wren they remember what the now antiquated World War II bombs did to them, they are almost paralyzed with fear about what a few Hydrogen bombs do. In the third place the hydrogen bomb test have confirmed their worst fears with facts. A fifth of the entire British people are crowded in the densly populated London metropolitan area. One hydrogen bomb on London would threaten some 10,000,000 people. A hydrogen bombs would make the British Isles a place of dusty radioactive ruin. In view of these facts, we need to be sympathetic with British neurosis and behavior. Indeed, we might well follow their example to the extent or realizing the total hydrogen threat. While America needs to understand and appreciate British fears, the British need to understnad that they cannot stay the hands of progress nor deter this nation from maintaining its lead in the atomic armaments race. Perhaps it would be well for the American government to take the* lead in a closer British understanding after first making clear a determination that U. 8. allies will not be allowed to veto policies vital to America's best interest.—Rocky Mount (N. C.) Telegram. Six Inches Of Topsoil It has been said that "civilization rests on six inches of topsoil." This is not just a dramatic statement. It is a fact of nature. These six inches are all that stand between us and famine. Many conservationists believe that before this country was settled by whites the lay- of topsoil was nine inches thick. Three inches— one-third of the original deposit—has been lost forever, through floods, winds, erosion and destructive forests and agricultural practices. Here is why soil conservation is as important a need as this nation knows. The federal and local governments have naurally played an important role in the conservation movement. But the success or failure of the movement is determined at the level of the individual farm. Each acreage of farm or forest presents different problems. Each requires different treatment. The experts in and out of government can provide invaluable advice and other assistance—but they can't do the job that is the individual farm owners' and no one else's. A comparatively few years ago agriculture lacked the tools for effective soil conservation and improvement. Now it has these tools and they are marvelously swift, economical and efficient The tractor and all the other machines that come from the farm equipment industry make relatively easy what would have been impossible in the past. We can. and must, save that six inches of topsoil on which civilization rests.— Jeff Davis County (G. A.) Ledger. Future Of Corncobs Now it is predicted that corncobs will be the source of nitrofurans with possibility of providing a set of wonder drugs. Some time ago it was predicted that dresses, stockings and other articles of clothing would be made from this source, to such an extent that Veep Alben Barkley told a man who said next time his wife wanted an outfit he was just going to give her a bushel basket of corncobs.—Lexington Herald. SO THEY SAY There was a strong division of opinion among top scientists charged with the project as to the workability of the (H) bomb. I wanted to get the benefit of all scientific opinions. Then I had to knock some heads together to order the project to go ahead.—Ex-President Truman. » * * Excitement galore there is, but precious few results as Communists, supposed Communists, phantom traitors and innocent people are all alike pursued from headline to headline, from edition to edition. What kind of a spectacle are we becoming anyway?—Bishop Bernard J. Shell. * * • • s This government believes that if all the fret people who are threatened unite against the threat then the threat can be ended.—Secretary of State Dulles. Surely Spoils an Otherwise Beautiful Picture! Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD J Peter Edson'f Washington Co/urn Dr. Oppenheimer the Humanist Led Oppenheimer the Scientist WASHINGTON —(NEA)-~ When first publicity was given in the fall of 1945 to the men who had made the atomic bomb, interest centered on" the then practically unknown young: University of California physicist, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. He had headed the Los Alamos, N. M., laboratory where the first three bombs had been put together to win the war. No one was allowed to see him there. He had to talk to visitors through the gate. But he was allowed to go down to Sandia, N. M., when the U. S. presse was first taken to the proving ground to see the crater made by the first test bomb. • * • WHEN THIS REPORTER asked Dr. Oppenheimer what he wanted to do next, he said he wanted "to go some place and run a lunchroom." After three years of the most intense strain, he was terribly tired. He wanted to get as far away from atomic bombs and killing as he possibly could. If Dr. Oppenheimer had done just that, he would probably not be in the predicament he finds himself in today, with his loyalty under investigation and the top secrets of his government — about which he knows more than perhaps anyone else — denied him by the President to whom he was a confidential adviser. Of course Dr. Oppenheimer couldn't forget the whole atomic thing that he and his associates had un- leashed. He couldn't go off to run a hot-dog stand where there were no worries and no problems greater than the supply of buns and catsup, mustard or onions. Dr. Oppenheimer was all wrapped up in the future of the atom. He was destined to play an important part in the- development of atomic science. He had to see this thing through. * » * NINE YEARS AGO all the young scientists who had worked on the atom bomb had a ^reat wrestling match with their consciences. Had they done right in releasing this great force to kill? Scientists are dedicated to making life better — not to destroying it. Scientists are primarily humanists, Dr. Oppenheimer emphasized in that lunch-time interview in an Army mess hall in the New Mexico desert, nine years ago. People were inclined to forget that scientists were humanists, he said. Scientists aren't interested in the things they do in a narrow sense. It is the effect of what they do on humanity and everyday life that counts. It was the belief that nuclear fission could be made a constructive force which kept Dr. Oppenheimer and all {be other young scientists at work on further research. If this had not been so, all of them might have wished that they had failed in their first attempts to split the atom. This background seems worth re- calling now to recapture the spirit of the scientific mind shortly after the birth of atomic energy. It may also explain in some degree why some scientists wanted to delay the decision to develop the stiL more powerful hydrogen super bomb. • * AT THIS TIME, no useful, practical application of the hydrogen bomb force is known. That may come later. But today the hydrogen bomb is only an instrument of death and destruction. Remembering that scientists are humanists, what one of them or what individual with any degree of learning, or literacy, would like to take full responsibility for unleashing this killer? Would not anyone knowing its potentialities urge a delay to think this thing through and be sure the answer was right? After all, a few months are as a mere second in the perpetual clock of creation and unending history. Practical politics and the certain knowledge that the Russians would develop the hydrogen bomb if American scientists did not, would, of course, rule out any such philosophic considerations. But these thoughts may help understand a great scientist who today needs understanding. And anyone who does not grant him that understanding puts himself in the class of a Hitler or a Mussolini who drove from Europe such men as Einstein, Szilard, Fermi and all the other refugees who really fathered atomic science in free America. HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Holly- words on the' Record: BARRY SULLIVAN, about Shelley Winters, with whom he appears in "Playgirl": "She's a heckuvan actress. A little screwball, maybe, but she's entitled to it. She acts like a child occasionally, but what of it? "She has more on the ball as an actress than a flock of sweet, lovey- dovey girls who can't read out line intelligently." MICHAEL;WILDING, who plays the Pharoah in "The Egyptian," explaining why he never sees any movies in which he appears: "I've seen only .two pictures I've made, 'Spring in Park Lane' and 'Piccadilly Incident.' I get so unhappy watching this face of mine blown up on the screen. I hate it." the Doctor Says,— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. There are a few people, and some of them have written me. who have more than their share of broken bones or fractures. One correspondent said that she broke her arm and both legs all at different times during a single year. Of course this may be just bad luck. However, there are some people who seem to be particular- j ly liable to accidents of this sort, and literally just stumble from one thing to another. Indeed, this has been recognized, and articles have appeared in medical literature on people who are "accident prone," that is, those who tend to have a great many more accidents than the average . In addition to broken bones suffered in this manner, there are some who have a weakened bone structure (osteoporosis), so that they will sustain fractures as a result of minor injuries which would perhaps cause little more than a strain in a person with normal bones. Various kinds of bone tumors and such diseases as osteomyel- itis, which is an infection of "the bony tissue, may be at fault. Many of these diseases of the bone can be treated satisfactorily by modem methods. In addition to strictly bone disease there* are some rather rare conditions which attack the bone and which may make them brittle. One of these is known as osteitis fibrosa cystica. This condition can be either localized in a single bone or it can involve a number of different ones. In this condition, the calcium which makes bone hard is partly withdrawn and cysts or sac-like areas develop. Wherever such* sac-like areas are located the bone is naturally less strong and resistant to strain than normal bone. The generalized type is usually caused by a small tumor in one of the parathyroid glands lying in the neck. When this is the case treatment is directed at the tumor which would either be removed surgically or treated by X-ray. Localized variety of the condition is quite different. In many cases it is not even recognized, until there has been an unexpected fracture, often caused by a slight injury. Once the diagnosis has been made, treatment is directed at the affected area. It consists of an operation, the essential features of which are scraping and removal of the entire contents and lining of the cyst or sac-like structure. These are a few of the conditions which sometimes are the cause of brittle bones. Anyone who sustains a broken bone from what appears to be only a minor injury, or who suffers several breaks in quick succession, should have a thorough examination in order to make sure that some general disease of the bones is not to blame. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Here's a Hand to Test Your Savvy "A card that will win a trick is an entry," writes my associate, Alfred Sheinwold, in his "Second Book of Bridge," a splendid book for beginners and average pjayers. "Sometimes the card is far more valuable as an entry than as a trick winner. This is true of trumps, as it is of other suits. "West leads the king of diamonds, and you count your losers; none in trumps, one or two in hearts, two in diamonds, and one in clubs. You mtist reduce this loss, since you cannot afford to give up four or five tricks. "Is there a long suit thnt may discard*? Yea; the clubs may do the trick. "You play a low diamond from the dummy, East plays low, and you win with the ace of diamonds. Suppose you next draw three rounds of trumps, exhausting the trumps held by the opponents. Finally with an air of triumph, you lead the queen of clubs. " 'The opponents can take the ace of clubs,' you say to yourself, 'and they can also take two diamonds, but then I will be able to regain control.' You plan to lead NORTH • 873 + KJ1098 WEST BAST A 10 9 3 * 8 2 If Q 10 9 4 ' VKJ6$ • KQJ • 109 52 • 732 *A85 SOUTH (D) AAKJ54 • A82 • A64 + Q4 Both side* vol. Sooth West Nortfc la* 1 * Pass 2 4 P»» 44 Pass Pass Pa** PIPER LAURIE, about her .feud with Tony Curtis: "We got along beautifully together in 'Johnny Dark,' our latest film. He was extra sweet to me. If the studio wants us to work together again, I don't see why we shouldn't. "When other people start spreading rumors, you find yourself believing them, despite your better reason." LOU COSTELLO, about television: "It's situation comedy fer Bud Abbott and I from now on. It's better to have a situation work for you, than to have you work for a situation." URSULA THIESS, about her movie career, finally moving ahead in "The Iron Glove," and "Bengal Rifles": "Before these, I was an actress without picture credits. It's annoying to people to keep reading about an actress who doesn't get a chance to act. They wonder what's wrong with the girl." DAVID NIVEN, about his first critical notice: "It's framed on a wall in my home. The film was 'Splendor,' and of my performance the review says: " 'All I can say about this actor (?) Is that he's tall, dark and not a bit handsome.' " lARLENE DAHL, on her quick exit from television: "It was a mistake in my judgment. I decided I didn't like it and got out quick. They could have been very nasty about it, if they had wanted to be, but they weren't." head shots of me, but no cheesecake But the papers and magazines want to see all of me. So I do the cheesecake on my own. "It would be better cheesecake if CBS would do it." PIER ANGELI, being honest InDouglas: "We're good friends and .we are good for each other: But love is a big thing and I am not in love with anybody. I don't have anybody. "Maybe I'll fall in love tomorrow. Maybe I'll get married next month. I don't know." GENE AUTRY, claiming: television has more to offer children than movies: "Hollywood forgot the kids during the war. Hollywood concentrated on heavy drama and the kids re-discovered their western heroes on television." BETTY GRABLE, on the why of her contract release from Fox: "I want to be able to be with, my family whenever it's important. We haven't been together as much as we want to be." IS rt*rs Ago In i/yffitvJ/fi A daughter was born this morning to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Brogdon at the Blytheville hospital. The baby has been named Patricia Gail. Miss Carol Lauderdale, who recently returned to make her home here after having spent several months ic Pine Bluff, was complimented at a bridge party given yesterday afternoon by Mrs. J. M. Williams,. Mrs. Siegoert Jiedei has returned from Corning, where she visited tier sister, Mrs. Louis Graber, and Mr. Graber. SAMUEL GOLDWYN, JR., after announcing he would use only un"The Unexplained": "Two years ago the stars ignored television. "I'm not using stars, but every day an agent calls up, offers me a big name and then says, 'Don't worry about salary. We can work out something'.' " MAUREEN O'HARA, on her reported romance with a wealthy but still undivorced Romeo in Mexico City: "I have absolutely no comment to make." SHELDON LEONARD, the famed -screen heavy who turned TV director with flying colors in the "Make Room for Daddy" series: "Even my friends don't know I'm directing. They see my credit and think I'm the guy who .produces 'Foreign Intrigue'— Sheldon Reynolds." . MARIE WILSON, puzzling about CBS' no-cheesecake policy: "I don't understand it. They take the dummy to cash your good clubs. You can discard your losing hearts on the clubs, and all is well." MANY A MAN who wears clip- on bow ties is completely trustworthy in other matters. — Richmond Times-Dispatch. THE SMASHING grand finale Of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus will be dedicated this year to the United Nations, and we assume it will feature that thrilling, chilling act — Miss Civilization, working on the high trapeze without a net. — Columbia . (S.C.) State. NO COST is mentioned for the new metals stockpiling program, but a trip to the grocery store for a canned-goods supply may give a rough idea. — St. Louis Globe- Democrat. IN OKLAHOMA CITY a reader wrote to the Daily Oklahoman taking issue with an editorial published 16 years before. There ought to be a statue of limitations on those things. — Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. Some people spend so much time looking for bargains that they miss a lot that don't happen to be labeled, say* Aunt SaU? Peters, x Opening lead — • K your low club to the dummy and discard your losing hearts. "But something terrible happens. When you lead the queen of clubs, the opponents refuse to take the ace. They take the next club trick, and now there is no way for you to get back to dummy for all those splendid club tricks. "The solution to the problem is to draw only two rounds of trumps with the ace and king before starting on the clubs. You are well aware that you haven't drawn the last trump, but you can't afford to draw it just yet. "After drawing just two rounds of trumps, you lead the queen of clubs. Nobody takes it, and you lead another club. This time the opponents take the ace and take their two diamond tricks also. "They then lend a* heart. You take the ace of hearts and now le«d « third round of truroo.* to dummy's ou~en. This draws V.'*~'.'s ast trump and alto gets you into r Birds of a Feather Answer to Previous PuziN ACROSS 1 'Flying mammal 4 Small songbird 8 Black bird 12 Era 13 Rabbit 14 Military assistant 15 Operate 16 Fine-grained white gypsum 18 Stinging weeds 20 Web-footed birds 21 Exist 22 Nights before 24- Singing voice 26 Cereal husk 27 Pronoun 30 Relinquishment 32 Avers 34 Religious devotion 35 Steep slope 36 Compass point 3? Binds 39 Jeweler's weight 40 Bird's flying part 41 Permit . 42 Seat 1 45 Invading 49 Depict 51 Born 52 Toward the sheltered side 53 Hireling 54 Gun (slang) 55 Young lady 5? Former Russian nilcr 57 Slrocls (ab.) DOWN 1 Kind of swallow 2 Chills and fever 3 Proposed 4 Sea mammal 5 Chest rattle 6 Rubber 7 Bird's beak 8 Containers 9 Ceremony 10 Poems" 11 Lived 17 Representatives 19 Treasure-— 23 Flower holders 24 Wheat beards 25 French Indo- China state 26 Intellect 27 Beginning* 28 Villian's foe 29 Glimpse •31 Whole 33 Performed 38 Exit 40 Telegrams 41 Metrie measure 42 Stuff 43 Sun (preftxf 44 Mimic* 46 Feminine appeHstion 47 Tidy 48 Obtains 50 Place R 5 t T

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