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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 27, 1954
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BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 27, 1954 TIDE BLYTHKV1LLE COURIER NEWS TKX OOTOUnt NEWS CO. JL W. MAINtt, Publisher BAABVA. MAINM, iHitint PubUahir A. A. fUBDKICKaON. Editor WAVL D. |KJMAN, AdvertMnf Man*c«r Kttkxul AdTtrtiiinf R«preieQtatives: ttMr Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Mtmphir Intend M Moond «liui matter at the pent- office at Blytbertlle, Arkansas, under act of Con* great, October f. ItlT. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blylhevflie or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, J6c per week. By mail, within a radius of SO miles, 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Another parable put he forth unto them, s*y- tar, The kingdom of heavens Is likened unto a man which vowed food seed in his field.—Matthew H.M. ••' . * * * Heaven ia attracting to itself whatever is congenial to its nature, is enriching itself by the spoils of earth, and collecting within its capacious bosom whttveer is pure, permanent and devine.—• Robert Hall. With picnic days coming up well all soon be in the red. Chiggert and mosquitoes. . * * * Chances ate that the women can hardly wait till Manner—when store* will be showing fall styles. • * * * A bird in the hand may be very bad table manners, but it's sure a lot of fun. * * * —A record number of divorces was granted last. year. Oh, let's not go too far with this "land of the free" stuff. ;•• ': •'•;.•..••.•» ' * * If it weren't for enemies we'd have a tough time finding someone to blame for troubles we bring on ourselves. It's Time Senate Hearings Produced Definite Findings With the Senate hearings into the Army-McCarthy dispute under way, some seasoned politicians in Washington are already saying that the end no clear conclusions will emerge. This may or may not be an accurate prediction. But it involves a point that is becoming plainer all the time: congressional committees are not constituted or equipped to make the kind of final determinations of fact which are needed in many of the controversies arising in public affairs today. First, since congressional inquiries are conducted by politicians, other ploi- ticians always feel free to assail their findings. If the conclusions are regarded as too mild, they are called a "whitewash." If they are considered too severe, they are dubbed a "smear." In truth the way these two terms are employed in today's political currency, they are virtually meaningless. The result, anyway, of these inevitable political attacks is to rob committee findings in most cases of all semblance of finalty. The fair question is: What was really proved? The answer is another question: Who can be sure? Second, many congressional investigators today do not even produce conclusions, or even reports. Sometimes they summarize huge volumes of testimony on a complex skein of events, and offer one solitary judgement as to where the truth lies. Third, committees for the most part do not follow rules which compel disputants to talk straight to the issue at hand. Participants may meet charges not with specific answers but Avith countercharges and other diversions. The or> poising sides trade glancing blows, seldom coming to grips with each other on the real point. When a hearing has ended, the air has been flooded with all sorts of extravagent accusation, ranging from just plain stupidity through criminal negligence nad out right treason. The charges are of such gravity that they ought to be proved, then at least dismissal and let most prosecution and perhaps imprisonment ought to follow for any public officials involved. > Yet rarely does this k happen. The hearing over, the wild statements are brushed aside as a normal indulgence of : politics. But the undetermined questions hangs in the air, crying for final resolution. The fact is, many of. these matters should be handed to the courts for set. tlement. Courts are not infallible, but their decisions are above politics and they have finalty, Courts follow rigid rules. They compel contestants to talk to the point. If the rules are broken, a higher court will step in and enforce them. We must think not only of the reputations of men, but a democratic public's right to a clear determination of fact on issues that are central to its welfare and safety. It is time truth was given a fair chance to show itself in this country. Left In The Lurch " Whatever the final outcome at the fortress of Dien Bien Phu in Indo-China the battle has once more illuminated for the world the true fighting qualities of the French soldier. As the famous French batallion in Korea earlier demonstrated, the fighting Frenchman is tough courageous, dar- unyielding. He can hold his head up with the best in the world. In recent decades, the problem has been to make him see that he had something worth fighting for, and to give him the things he needs to fight with. But French politicians have not been of great help to him on those matters, especially the former. By pursuing their own differences down to the last severed hair, they have emphasized divisiveness in French life and minimized its unity. They have not shown the ordinary Frenchman that he is part of a rich community whose basic ties are stronger than its divisions, a place he can be proud to live in and proud to defend. Views of Others No "Mountaineer 7 Stuff Ray Jenkins, the respected Knoxville attorney who is referee in the McCarthy-Army shindig, is being billed by the press associations as a mountaineer lawyer." What, pray, does that mean? Mr. Jenkins v/as born at TJnaka in Cherokee County, N. C. (TJnaka was later covered by the waters of TVA's Hiwassee Dam—a dirty Democratic trick, obviously) but left there at the age of 3 years for Tellico Plains, Tenn., just across the Unakas. He went to Knoxville at least 40 years ago and has remained there ever since. Now, the picture "mountaineer lawyer" presents to the bug-eyed Yankees, we suppose, is a kind of character out of L'il Abner. He contrives one gallus at best, got his law degree by mail order meets his clients on the courthouse steps, and couldn't search a title without the help of a Geiger counter, Mr. Jenkins, anyway, isn't a mountaineer. The elevation of Knoxville, there in the foothills of the Clinch and the Chilhowees, is only 800 to 1,000 feet. Is your Atlanta lawyer ,say the Treasury's Elbert Tuttle, a "mountaineer" Atlanta's maximum elevation is greater than Knoxville's. When Denver counsel are publiciz, are they "Colorado mountianeers?" We have the utmost respect for the true mountaineer lawyer, who is at least a two-gallus type and who starts at an elevation of 2,000 feet, but we follow AP and others to the yan side of nowhere in their attempt (innocently, of course) to to caricature Hon. Jenkins. Just let him shoot straight, mountain-fashion, and he'll do.—Ashville (N. C.) Citizen. Made Their Break A news story out of New York demonstrates once more that there is still plenty of success to be had by young people who take advantage of the breaks, or better still, make their own. The latter was the course of action taken by iwo stage-struck girls from the Far West as they donned the costumes and makeup and cavorted for three hours among the 100 or so clowns in the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey circus in New York. Tired of touring the agencies and hearing only no's to their pleas for a chance on the stage, they made their own. They made their own costumes, made up their own act as they went and "stole the show." When they disappeared, circus officials tracked them down and made them part of the act. "Show business" hasn't seen the last of that 'brave and enterprising pair of girls.—Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY It's Off to Work We Go What a pitiful hope .. . that if only we should be kind, generous and gentle to Mao Tse-tung, perhaps he will forget his association with Moscow and will embrace our free nations ... What a mad dream! What a dangerous dream!—Canadian Tory Leader George Drew. * * » Our Allies and our enemies are united on one thing. They want no more war in Korea. Do they (the Allies^ expect the Communists to give something in a conference (Geneva) this was not taken from them on the battlefield?—South Korea's Pyun Yung Tai. * * * The people tire of waiting for the President (Eisenhower) to exert those qualities of leader ship with which they credited him.—Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. * * > Indo-China could be the trigger to World War II, and World Was in. means the end of the World.—Sen Thos. A. Burke (D., Ohio). Pettr Ed son's Washington Column — Battle for Control of FHA Rages Behind Charges of Irregularities WASHINGTON— (NEA)—A fight for control of the Federal Housing Administration is now going on. It's what's behind the FBI's investigation of charges of irregularities in two of this 20-year-old government agency's programs. Washington housing experts outside the government offer this explanation for the surprising developments which now cast suspicion on the entire housing program and threaten its very existence. In addition to the administration's housing program legislation, which has passed the House and is now before the Senate, there is also a housing reorganization bill before Congress. This plan would give full control of the FHA to Ex- Congressman Albert M. Cole of Kansas, housing and home finance administrator. excuse for Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams to demand Hollyday's resignation. No one in the White House has cast any suspicion on Hollyday. He is described everywhere- as a fine Christian gentleman who won national renown for his sponsorship of the Baltimore slum-clearance i plan* But he is now made the goat ' in a Washington fight for power. Guy T. O. Hollyday, Baltimore mortgage banker who has been FHA commissioner for the past year, has resisted this subordina- :ion of his agency to HHFA Administrator Cole. Hollyday carried this fight to ,he White House. He was supported by the real estate, home building and mortgage banking associa- ,ions. These organizations are officially staying out of the latest developments in this dispute. But suspicion is rife in building: industry-circles. They claim when the fight for control over FHA got too hot to handle, the charges of past irregularities were used as an Testifying before both houses of Congress on behalf of the mortgage bankers, over a year ago, Hollyday warned that the agency should have mdre inspectors. Congress apparently did not heed this recommendation. This may have resulted in some of the irregularities in the home modernization and repair program, for which Hollyday is held responsible. The number of cases of fraud in this home repair program has not been indicated and probably will not be known until a full investigation is completed. Whatever overcharging there has been in this home repair business has had to be collected in small amounts at a time. The totals are big. Last year FHA insured 2,244.000 of these home modernization loans for a total of $1,344,278,000. This makes the average loan $600. For the 20 years FHA has been in home repair business, over 16 million loans have been insured for a total of $7.4 billion. This makes the average deal about $460. This money went to repairing porches, refoofing h o u s es. waterproofing basements or modernizing plumbing. The other field of activity in which FHA irregularities are charged is in "mortgaging out" on FHA insured loans for emergency housing. Section 608 of the housing act under which this was possible was in effect from 1942 to 1950. It worked like this: A builder planned, say, a 100- unit housing development. He estimated that his cost would be $1 million. He got FHA approval for an insured mortgage for this amount. By efficient operations, the builder put up his development at a cost of $800.000. But he collected the full $1 million from the lending institution. The $200,000 difference he pocketed as a "windfall" profit. This builder would still be required to pay back the full $1 million. This he would do from current sale or rental income. And the government in this case would lose nothing. The only chance for the government to lose on this would be where the development goes bankrupt and FHA is forced to take over and operate the property. Housing Administrator 1 Cole says there are 251 of these cases on record, with a total value of $75 million. But whether the government will lose all or any of this is not known. T-V p 1/OCtOr jaS— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN p. JORDAN, M. D. Among the great unsolved problems of medicine is the cause of the disease generally known as rheumatoid arthritis. This is often a truly tragic condition which often attacks several of the joints simultaneously, or one after the other. It produces pain, tenderness, swelling and Stiffness. The victims of rheumatoid arthritis are likely to become depressed and eventually more-or-less crippled. It has a tendency to afflict women more than men and young women more than older ones. Frequently those with rheumatoid arthritis become thin and emaciated. The muscles become weaker and anemia and low fever are common. Why the disease should halt in some and not in others however The treatments of rheumatoid arthritis are many and some of is also not clear. The outlook is not always dim, however. Many patients who develop rheumatoid arthritis do not become severely crippled. The condition may stop after only one or two joints have been affected. comment. them are extremely helpful. Apparently gold salts when given under the most careful supervision have been helpful to a great many. This form of treatment, however, cannot be entered on lightly because the gold salts too frequently produce toxic effects. Nearly all of us are familiar with the use, during the past few years, of cortisone or ACTH in the treatment of some forms of arthritis. These glandular substances usually exert a quick and dramatic effect on the symptoms of even a severe case of rheumatoid arthritis. However, this favorable effect is often, or indeed usually, not a lasting one and it still cannot be said that a sure cure is available. Recently a combination of hormone treatment and rehabilitation techniques has received favorable In addition to care aimed directly at the disease there are [many methods used which often bring a considerable amount of relief from the pain, soreness, and stiffness. Among these measures are those which go under the name of "physiotherapy," which includes heat in various forms, various types of exercise, massage and the application of liniments. Recently, reports from Boston and Cambridge, Mass., physicians have again emphasized the value of these methods in the relief of symptoms and the improvement of i function in many victims of arthritis. Although the complete cure of arthritis by medical means is not yet here, the search for better methods goes on constantly and no victim of the disease should take too pessimistic a view of the prospects. «JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Opening Lead Often Is Key to Game When it is up to you to make the opening lead against a slam contract, you probably think very hard about the proper choice. You may decide to try a dangerous lead if there is good reason to believe that this will be more pro- j ductive than a safe lead. You will ! not make a dangerous lead out of 1 a clear blue sky. however, when a safe lead is available. One important thing to remember in a bridge game is that your opponents are not very different from yourself. Your opponents also like safe leads and dislike unsafe leads. When West led th« seven of hearts against South's slam" contract in today's hand. South's first reaction was one of disappointment. It was very unlucky for him that West had decided to lead a heart. With any other lead. South could easily win, draw trumps, cash the ace of spades, and get to the dummy to lead the queen of spades and let it ride. South could afford to let the enemy make the king of spades, thus obtaining all the discards he needs for his losing hearts. The opening heart lead forced declarer to make an immediate NORTH 27 4QJ103 ¥AQ6 4 Q J 8 6 2 + 5 WEST EAST 4K842 49765 V7 VKJ1084 • 105 *4 + KJ10743 4Q98 SOUTH (D) A A V9532 • AK973 + A62 Neither side vul. South West North East !• 2 + 2* 3* Pass Pass 44 Pass 6 • Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 7 decision about the play of that suit. Should he finesse the queen or put up the ace of hearts? After some thought, South decided that West was not likely to be making a dangerous lead away from the king of hearts when he had a safe club lead of some kind available to him. If West didn't have the king of hearts, there could oe no advantage in finessing the queen. Acting on mis reasoning, declarer won the first trick with dummy's ace of hearts. He cashed the ace of diamonds and the ace of spades and returned to dummy with a trump. His next step was io lead the queen of spades through, discarding a heart when East played low. West was able to win this trick with the k in g of spades, but Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) - The Men: Movie screens are getting bigger, film5 more expensive, and TV's moving into color and big- spectacle shows. And Danny Kaye's wondering if there's a chance for a big vaudeville comeback. Not the old four- or five-a-day routines, but the type of show he's made popular in New York and London; an hour and 40 minutes of Danny, with five supporting acts on a once-nightly basis. Danny was a pioneer as a touring-in-the-flesh star, and he hits the road again now that his new movie, "Knock on Wood," is playing across the land. Like Danny, Betty Hutton, Jack Benny, Judy Garland and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis make regular stage tours. Danny's saying: "It could mean a revival of vaudeville brighter than in its heyday." Victor Mature is whistling, "it ain't gonna rain suspensions no mo'." At least not on Vic, who's taken a look at Hollywood, 1954, with dollar-assessing eyes. "I'll do anything before I take A suspension," he told me on the set of "The Egyptian." ...."There's just no way for anybody to make me take one. This is not the time in our business to be temperamental—not when stu- .dios that made 52 pictures are now down to making- only 12 year." THERE'S NO "But Where's the plot?" worry-frown on Gene Autry's face .as he rides the celluloid range every week on home screens. His 26^-minute TV westerns, he says, have just as much plot as the average 70-minute hoss operas Hollywood has been turning out ever since Billy the Kid was a kid. "We just eliminate the padding, that's all," says Gene. "We tell the same story without 44 minutes of chases, scenery and sunsets. A one-minute chase can be just as exciting." Gene's as much of ft TV celluloid baron these days as he is a cowpoke star. His Flying "A" Production grinds out his own show, plus three other telefilm series, "Range Rider." "Annie Oakley" and "Death Valley Days." WILL THERE BE future movie and TV roles as creeps, str.angler,s or maniacs for Peter Lorre, the little man with the boiled-eg geyes and murderous whine? Playing a gentle scientist in Walt Disney's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," the mild-mannered character star told me: "There isn't a mean streak in me, but for money and a good part I can be mean. But my relation to audiences is very curious. No matter what I do, they don't hate rne. They have a lot .of fun with me. It's peculiar. I've never been able to find 'out what it is. "But I'm grateful." Let that five o'clock shadow show, young fellows, and don't worry if your face looks like a washboard has been slammed against it. You can beat the jinx against lads under 30 in Hollywood, says Rory Calhoun, "if you look roughed-up around the edges." Calhoun should know. After a couldn't lead another heart. He hopefully returned a club, but South won with the ace, ruffed a club in dummy, and then discarded his two remaining low hearts on dummy's top spades. If South had finessed the queen would have been defeated. East would have been defeated. East would have taken the king of hearts and returned the suit, giving West an immediate ruff. couple of movies, Hollywood decided his unlined, boyish face wasn't interesting. "Nobody would give me a job," he confesses. "I was too young- looking. "So I retired for a year and farmed some ground rather than run up bills in Hollywood." Now back in Movietown, looking almost as though and beat-up as John Wayne, Calhoun's playing a role tailored for Clark Gable in U-I's "Dawn at Socorro," and laughing. "I guess I finally have that used-up quality." ALAN YOUNG'S plastered a "Caution—Danger" sign on his TV career and adopted a look-before- he-leaps policy. He's agreed to an every-other- week live appearance on the "Show of Shows" as a summer replacement, but an on-film storyline series will be his fall offering. Winning out for film as a regular diet, he says: "Four years ago you went on TV and didn't think anything about it. "You lay one egg today, and you're In trouble. Audiences got smart." 75 Ytirs Ago In I/yt/itv///< Harry Kirby was elected president of the Blytheville Rotary Club at the weekly meeting of the club. Ira Gray and W. Leon Smith ar«\ attending*to business today in Little Rock. Prices listed at local grocery stores: Black Hawk Bacon, 25c lb.; Strawberries. lOc box; Crisco, 18c lb can; Chase and Sanborn coffee, 21c lb. . THE WIFE heard the telephone ring and saw her husband answer it. She was puzzled to hear him say, "I don't know. Why don't you call the weather bureau?" After' he hung up, she asked, "Who was it, dear?" "Ah some sailor, I guess," he replied. "He wanted to know if the coast was clear." — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. THE "GOOD OLD DAYS" were when we used to laugh at people who thought the world was coming to an end. — Memphis Press- Scimitar. SUNDAY SCHOOL TEACHER: "And what parable do you like best?" Boy: "The one about the multitude that loafs and fishes."—Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. THE BASIC QUESTION of the farm price program: Is Parity, charity?—Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. Funerals, along with weddings, used to serve as social events in town, says Old Man Hobbs, but people are living so long nowadays funerals are so far apart they can't be counted on. On the Air Answer to Previous Punle ACROSS 1 Air wave personality. 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