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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, May 5, 1954
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BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 1KB OOURUR NIWS CO. , s. W. HAINEt, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL 0. HUMAN, Advertising Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallaot Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BIythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- great, October 9, 1917. SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BIythevllle or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. * By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, tl.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.—Isaah 38:18. * * * An angel's arm can't snatch me from the grave —legions of angels cant confine me there!— Young Barbs Reducing women hope their friends will stick Hdth them through thick and thin, * * * •Lots of folks love to spread the dirt—but not in their garden. * * * * . It's natural, says a club woman, for wives to want to run things at home. Give her the lawnmower, pops! . * * * Reliable figures soon will show that every good fisherman hu a hook stuck in his finger. # * * An Ohio college asks parents not to give students autos. Gas and midnight oil don't seem to mix very well. Industry Fund Drive Needs a Final Heave When we get near the end of most tasks, the job generally moves along a little faster because we're over the hump and on a downhill run. With fund drives, however, the situation is considerably different. Fast starts are followed by a continued uphill climb with the steepest grade near the top. So it is with the industry fund drive, which is only about $24,000 from its goal of $150,000. With long-sought industry so near at hand and with so relatively little of a large amount left to obtain, we're in the position of a hunter staring down his gun barrel at a charging rhino- cerous—there's nothing to do but go the rest of the way. It has been many years since we have had such an opportunity to help balance the lop-sided economy of this area, and the results will be well worth the final effort. That Traffic Signal Is Back in the News The controversy over the location of a traffic signal at Park and Sixth (North Highway 61) is with us again. It has been renewed by the circulation of petitions asking for its removal. There are two valid sides to this question and the solution, as we see it, is a middle-ground proposition. Proponents of the signal say it is needed to provide'a safe crossing of the highway for school children. Opponents say children cross the highway either at Sixth and Chickasaw- "ba, where there is a light, or at Sixth and Fulton, an unlighted intersection one block north of the disputed signal. We agree that every precaution should be taken to offer children safe crossing of Highway 61. However, we agree there is a possibility the present set-up is not the best solution. We suggest that between now and the time school is out. some definite .surveys of student traffic be made at this and adjacent intersections. School will soon be out and there will be three months in which to arrive v at a happier solution. This would be a good project for the new City Planning Commission to consider as it draws up its over-all traffic and zoning plan. Charitable Organizations Waste Much on Publicity Being in the newspaper business, we are in * better position than most to spot tome very sloppy business habits among the charitable institutions of our nation. In tha first place; these organization! Invariably have in the employ of their headquarters staffs in far away New York or Washington, a so-called "public relations" expert. These experts must break down the arches of a lot of mailmen over the country for the quantity of their mailing pieces is comparable only to the lack of utility. Now these organizations are devoted to the finest causes in our civilization today. Through their efforts, we hope mankind someday will gain control over cancer, tuberculosis, mental illness and polio. Tuberculosis and Polio progress pretty apparent. The Salk vaccine being administered by the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis is the most dramatic evidence of the progress these institutions can make. The NFIP also is one of the most dramatic cases in point of grass-roots practicality coupled with high-level waste. Since the Salk field trials began in Mississippi County, airmail and special delivery services have not been fast enough to speed a nearly daily stream of propaganda into this office. Quite often several duplicates were sent, creating a bulky and more costly package, postage-wise. Its ultimate destination : the round file which sits beneath every desk. One piece of the material actually saw print. Much of the rest was not even read . . . could not have been digested by any but the most leisurely newspaperman. What we're saying is that we'll continue to support the fine work of these institutions. We just think the people at the top or "planning" level in national headquarters could use their heads and save more quarters for research. Views of Others Finish it First The revulsion of feeling against the committee hearings on the McCarthy-Army controversary is perfectly understandable. As Walter Lippmarm writes in his excellent comment on the opposite page today, the "nightmare of uor humiliation" Is disgraceful, damaging and squalid. These hearings do indeed reveal a national shame. They 'do indeed reveal a shocking conflict within the Republican party and what is more important, a grevious clash between the Executive and Legislative branches of our Government. But the people who, for these reasons, are urging that the hearings be called off have made the old mistake of blaming the news-bearer for the news. It is not the exposure of a sordid situation that needs to be terminated, but the sordid situation. To end the hearings now, without a verdict either way, would be a triumph for Senator Cc- Carthy such as he has probably not even dared to hope for. A gentlemen's agreement to call the whole thing off would leave the basic issues unresolved—and that is how McCarthyism always leaves such issues. It would permit Senator Cc- Carthy to resume the chairmanship of the investigating subcommittee and to carry out renewed assaults on the Eisenhower Administration and the institution of the presidency. It would permit him to retain the staff whose characteristics and activities the public has got such a jolting look at recently. It would, in short, enable Senator McCarthy to operate in the future just as he has operated in the past—and his record is an iron-bound guarantee that he would do precisely that. It goes without saying that the hearings should be expedited. But they should proceed to a conclusion—and that means to a verdict either that Senator McCarthy or the Army lied in their charges against each other; that either Senator McCarthy and aides abused their power to get preferential treatment for Pvt. G. David Schine, or the Army abused its power to shield itself from proper investigation. If the hearings had gone long enough to warrant such a verdict,, then they could and should be wound up immediately by the rendering of the verdict. But so far senator McCarthy, his "chief of staff" Francis Carr. Assistant Defense Secretary Hensel and Army Counsel Adams—all principals in the case—have not even been questioned by the committee. The hearings should come to a verdict, and the verdict should form the basis of action. If the verdict goes against the Army, Secretary Stevens should resign and some other heads in the Pentagon should roll. If the verdict goes against Senator McCarthy, at the very last he ought to be thrown off the Government Operations Committee for abusing the powers of its chairmanship. Distressing as the hearings are, they would be even more so if they were conducted to no useful purpose and that would be the case if they ended without coming to a definite conclusion. —St. Louis Post-Dispatch. SO THEY SAY I am against direct American intervention (in Indochina). It would be lor you (U. S.) a bad and difficult war, and it would be a danger for general peace. Even the use of planes with American pilots would be dangerous.~-Christian Pineau, chairman of the French Parliament's Defense Committet. Finishing School 'HEA Stmct'taeT Peter ft/son's Washington Column — National Anthem Standardized; Halleck Delivers Hoosier Corn WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Department of Defense has finally standardized "The Star-Spangled Banner." It also designated "Hail to the Chief" as the official salute to the President of the United States. The Navy arrangement of "Oh, Say Can You See—" will be the official one for all service organizations. Up to this time there have been so many arrangements of the national anthem that few bands trying to play in unison could come out together at the end. How the old Scotch ballad "Hail to the Chief" came to be adopted as the American President's musical salute has always been something of a mystery. But some recent research by the Marine Corps dug up the fact that President John Tyler's second wife, Julia Gardiner, of New York, was re- ponsible. She had travelled abroad often and noticed all the flourishes and drum rolls given to the foreign dignitaries. After she married President Tyler in 1844, she decided that her husband should be given similar treatment. So she arranged to have the Marine Band play "Hail to the Chief" at White House functions, just before "The Star-Spangled Banner" was played .The custom stuck, and now it's official. House Republican Majority Leader Charles A. Halleck of Indiana gave the American Society of Newspaper Editors a good sample of Hoosier corn in defending the Eisenhower record, and they loved him for it. "I'm like the fellow who said he couldn't make a speech and then proved it," began Halleck. Other samples: "We've just caught a five-pound bass and if you don't believe it I'll show you the hook. .. . The most important thing about selecting a necktie is the price. ... I used to make an honest living— practicing law." The Southwestern drought and dust storms have caused extensive winter wheat crop damage which may relieve wheat storage requirements in that area. Requirements for additional wheat storage facilities in the northern plain states are still acute. One reason for this is congressional refusal to limit this year's plantings to 55 million acres. Congress raised the .acreage to 62 million. If the law is allowed to stand and acreage is reduced to 55 million for next year's crop, the surplus would be effectively cut down. If you think the U. S. has changed since you were a boy or girl, you're right. This is the way the Census Bureau analyzes the way jobs have changed in the 40 years between 1910 and 1950: White collar workers have increased from 21 to 37 per cent. Farm workers have dropped from 31 to 12 per cent. Foremen and skilled workmen have gone up from 12 to 14 per cent. Semiskilled workers have gone up from 15 to 28 per cent. Common laborers have dropped from 14 to 6 per cent. And servants have dropped from 7 to only 3 per cent. Radio Warsaw recently broadcast a report on how the Polish Communist government had been encouraging marriage: Couples who wish to marry now go to the State Marriage Bureau, which gets the license and arranges with the employer for a three-hour leave of absence in which the ceremony can be performed and the honeymoon can be held. Bride and bridegroom are then advised on the proper wedding attire, and the bureau lends them the right clothing, if necessary. Extra rations of meat and vodka are issued. The couple then sign up to pay the bill in monthly installments, and it's all over. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson has been forced to cut back this year's farm programs by about $7,000,000. This because of a law passed last year which requires every government agency to reimburse the Post Office Department for its "free" mail. In the first lO}^ months of operation under this law, Department of Agriculture sent out 177 million pieces of mail at a cost of over 86,000,000. Estimates for the full year's operations are 202 million pieces of mail at an average cost of y/2 cents each. Congress appropriated no money for this postage, but told the department to take it out of other funds. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, ML D. It is unbelievable the way some people raise their children. Recently, M. has written: "Do you think it harms a child to be slapped across the face when correcting him? "I know a woman who often uses this method, and I have seen her slap the child, leaving her hand prints on his face. "She said it did not hurt the child to use this method, but the youngster is very nervous." There are, of course, possibilities of real physical harm from such incredible brutality to a helpless child. And it is no wonder that the youngster is nervous. This kind of cruel handling is likely to have grave emotional and psychological effects all through life. it does not come from any physical cause, though one would want to be sure that the child has not sustained any head injury or exhibits any other significant symptoms. One would think that this peculiarity would be outgrown without any serious difficulty. A less-disturbing inquiry comes from a mother who is concerned about her 11-year-old daughter, who has a 35-inch waistline, and 30-inch hips. She does not look well in her clothes, and "loves to eat." Here, in all probability, is a simple problem of eating too much. The mother should obtain advice on exactly how much and which foods her daughter should eat. One of the problems will be to keep the youngster from eating in-between meals. Another aspect of the situation is that perhaps the child is unhappy about something, and the excessive eating is merely a method of comforting herself. Sympathetic understanding and management may be of great help. A different kind of a problem comes from*Mrs. M., the mother of another 11-yeav-old girl. Mrs. M.'s daughter has a habit of constantly staring at the ceiling, which is most noticeable when she awakes in the morning or is tired or upset. If this is the only sign of anything unusual, the chances arc that A final inquiry comes from Mrs. L., who says that her three-year- old daughter likes to chew up strings, ribbons, pencils, and anything that contains rubber, he will also eat coffee grounds from the can. This taste for peculiar substances goes under the medical name of "pica." Its exact cause is not known, and I believe Mrs. L. would be wise to seek the advice of her doctor. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB* Written for NEA Service Learn Foe's Moves And Win Games At some time during your bridge education you learn to locate the misjsing cards. This is a big forward step, to be sure, but it is important to watch not only what the opponents actually do but also wha they fail to do. This point is illustrated in a hand played by Mrs. Dorothy McCorquodale of Wilmington in the recent Eastern Regional Tournament. West opened the deuce of spades, and Mrs. McCorquodale finessed dummy's nine on the theory that West was very unlikely to be leading from the ace of spades. East won with the Jack of spades and went into a huddle with himself, obviously looking for a safe return. When East eventually returned a trump, Mrs. McCorquodale drew two rounds of trumps and then finessed the ten of clubs to East's queen. The idea was not only to develop the clubs, but also to find out what East would do this time to find a safe return. East thought for a while after taking his queen of clubs and then returned a club up to dummy's ace-jack. This return interested Mrs. McCorquodale very much. Of even NORTH (D) *K 109 VQ 1096 10 WEST AQ862 V72 • J98 + K532 EAST 4AJ743 V53 • K76 SOUTH V AKJ84 • A 10 3 2 4964 North-South vul. East South We* Pass 1 V Pass Pass 4V Pass Pass Opening lead—A 2 greater interest was the fact'that East had not led diamonds at either of his two chances to lead. If a diamond return looked so unsafe to East, East surely had the king of diamonds. Acting on this assumption, declarer won the club return with dummy's jack, ruffed a spade, got back to dummy with the ace of clubs and ruffed dummy's last spade. She then led a low diamond from her hand and allowed West to hold the trick with the eight. West had to lead another diamond, since a club or spade return would allow declarer to discard a diamond from dummy and ruff in her own hand. West re- urned the nine of diamonds, hoping that declarer would guew wrong. WEDNESDAY, MAY 5, 1954 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD'— (NEA)— Behind the Screens: Hollywood's concern with lasses just out of high school and lads who can't grow a respectable five o'clock shadow are driving character stars into television. That's how Preston Foster, 'star of TV's "Waterfront" series, sees it, and he wouldn't be surprised if what he terms "the industry's mismanagement of character actors" creates a serious shortage of over- 45 emoters one of these days. "I'm a case in point," says Foster. "I was going to quit the business. I couldn't get parts as a leading man and nobody wanted me as a character actor. Even when I put on weight and let my hair get gray so I could qualify for character roles. I nearly went crazy. You can't retire when you've been driving as an actor all your life." Producers who Still aren't convinced that a big name never dies or fails to pull in the customers ought to listen to Foster on the response to his new career as a TV star: "All the fans who remember me from 22 years in the business watch the show. And I have a whole new audience of youngsters who never saw me in movies.". her body because it's all she had/' the distinguished actor reasoned. "My reputation as an actor is all I have. I can't afford to do a bad nlav or a bad movie. -You're always told that your performance and your name will help a bad script. I don't believe it. Musicals for Paul, who warbled on Broadway in "Call Me Madam"? "Why not?" he shrugged. Im not a singer, but you can record and move your lips to the playback in pictures." Now that the Oscar winner, "The Lost Weekend," is due for re-issue, Charles Brackett, who produced the film, gave a Variety reporter this confession: : .,„.»,* "The studio was against it right from the start. After the first preview a big executive sympathized with'me: "Don't worry, Charley. We all make a bad one now and 1 then." , Bi" buzz among the gringo set in Buenos Aires concerns Juan Peron's order to gambling casinos to cancel all the I.O.U.'s left by Errol Flynn at the dice and roulette tables. Flynn, they say left about S3000 in gambling debts when he scrammed Argentina alter the film festival. THE NAME'S THE same, as they say on TV, and Edward Purdom, who's apt to wind up as 1954's biggest star, isn't allowing MGM or anybody else to change his handle. They had a hatful of suggestions a few months ago for a name switch for the British-born actor who* took Mario Lanza's place— and voice — in "The Student Prince," then subbed for Marlon Brando in "The Egyptian." "I couldn't see any reason then for changing my name, and I don't see any reason now," the dark- haired profile king snapped. "There have been years of theater experience behind me, so why wash that up? They tell me it isn't a romantic name. "The great idol of the silent screen was named Francis X. Bushman. Is that a romantic name? Come to think of it, Gregory Peck isn't a romantic name, either." ALTHOUGH THE Andrews Sisters may have split like an atom, there will be no professional breakup of the Marge and Gower Champion team. More than one Hollywood dancing doll has asked her boss for Gower and at least three male dancers have begged for Marge. "But we'd be silly to break up what we have," Marge, currently at work with Gower in Columbia's Betty Grable starrer, "Three for the Show," told me. "We are unique in this and I can't see that we'd gain by it. Anyhow, it's finally come to the point where people think of us in terms of a team. At - first, they tried to fit us into stories. Now they're finding stories and ask if we will be available." The dancing Mr. and Mrs. waltz into MGM's "Jupiter's Darling" next, then tour for Paul Gregory in a stage musical, "Something to Eave About." "A FINE PERFORMANCE can't save a lousy picture. Big names can't save it, either." That's Oscar winner Paul Lukas (1943) absent from Hollywood since 1950, but now back on the sound stages in "20,000 Leagues Under rhe Sea," talking about the deaf ear he's turned to movie offers. "I'm like the little girl whose mother told her to take care of Since Mrs. McCorquodale had already decided on the location of the king of diamonds, she played a low diamond from dummy and East's king was trapped. ?5 Years Ago In B/yt/ievi/Je— Mrs E F. Bloymeyer entertained members of the Double Four Bridge Club and three guests, Mrs. j v Gates, Mrs. Otis Shephard, and Mrs. J. G. Barnes, at a party at her home yesterday afternoon. The condition of Mrs. L. L. Ward, who recently underwent an operation at the Memphis Methodist Hospital, is much improved. Louis Lynch is confined to the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Lynch, because of an attack of appendicitis. IT'S JUST ABOUT got so that a town is of no account until it develops a traffic problem. — Dallas Morning News. DIVORCE PAPERS frequently are served when both parties dish it out but neither care to take it. — Ellaville (Ga.) Sun. NOW IS THE TIME when every would-be landscape expert may suddenly become more neighborly. He wants his garden tools back — or needs to borrow a few. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. WE LIKED the story of the mean, old, lazy farmer who never got around to naming his twin boys. So they grew up with one being known as "Hey" and the other as "You Too!" — Emmetsburg (Iowa) Reporter. IT IS INCREASINGLY hard to concentrate on work when more and more cars pass by with fishing poles dangling at precarious angles. — Fitzgerald (Ga.) Leader. The trend in television speaking is relaxation. Some speakers are getting so relaxed the viewers are dropping asleep in mid-commercial. Time to Eat Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Soft-boiled 5 Passage in the brain 6 Photographic device 4 China's staple 7 Compass . poj - nt 8 Planet 9 Potato-eating country 10 British princess food 8 Breaded • cutlet 12 Observe 13 Japanese outcasts 14 Sea eagle 15 Pitch 16 Debasing 18 Deletion M A e 'R! R E U. O & 1_ E C O A] E V 1_ EEj T R A N T A p f k- C? O K A T E D U|R *> E U {£ P» A R. T T A R E A D M A C E= M e T E E & T 1 M A i E tf U K * A V \ •^ N 1 1_ M U R A U O|V N E S A ^|R R t= T t£ N ± O W t> O r El* A & f 1_ E B E * T A T 1 B E R I A * E N 1 L_ E E l_ $ E A|U 1 N F T R A C F R L <=, A P F R •& table 17 Interstice _„. . 19—r Glaus 20 Finnish poems 2 3 smells 21 Burmese 2 4 Peel fruit demon .25 High cards 22 Fish eggs (pl.) 26 Rev erie 24 Suffering 26 Pedestal part 27 Quiet 30 Sharper 32 Oleic acid ester 34 Reconstructed 35 Elevates 36 Worm 37 Fathers 39-Food container 40 Duration 41 Writing tool 42 In that place 45 Dividing 49 Forgiveness 51 Ocean 52 Death notice 53 Gaelic 54 Enervate 55 Trench head 56 Golf mounds 57 Exist DOWN 1-Italian city 2 Equipment 3 Flower* 4 R*f ut« 11 They support 27 Numidian king42 Horse's gait the dinner 28 Shoshonean 43 Goddess of Indians 29 Network 31 Swirls 33 Kind of duck 47 Close 38 Wish 48 Yawn 40 Hackneyed .vouth 44 Give forth 46 Stockings 50 Prepare the 41 Window parts table

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