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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 30, 1954
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PACK FOUR BI/YTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1954 THK BLYTHEVILLH COURIER NEWS TUB OOURH* NIW8 OO. H. w HAINM, PublUher BARKY A. HAINB8 Editor, AlMlUnt PublUhtr PAUL D. HUMAN, Adr«rU»ln« Bolt Nutlonil AdTtrtlstn* R«prcMnUtIr»: W»U»ce Wlbntr Co., Kew Tork, Chicago, Drtrolt, Atlanta, Uemphfc. ftitertd u tecond C!MI matter at the po«t- otfio* »t BlylhPTillf, Arkanwu, under act o( Con- frw, October ». KIT. Member of The Awociated Prcu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the eitj ol Blytherllle or any suburban town where carrier Berrlc* U main* lalned. 35c per week. By mall, within a radius at w miles, 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, 11.35 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per rear payable In advance. Meditations For al the lightning, that llghfenelh out of tbe one part under heaven, xtiineth unto the other part under heaven; ao Rhnll also the Son at man be In his day. — Luke 17:24. » * * The name of Jesus is not so much written as plowed Into the history of the world. — Ralph Waldo Emerson. Barbs A eelebrity IB one who l« very much In the pubHc eye and ocassionally in the public's hair. » * * Farentc think their children misbehave only became they pUy with the kldi next door. * * * A southern town has a court for dogs. Mnny fasM handled no doubt, are snaps. * * * Maybe more women would be Interested In gotf tf the men oouM drive with one arm. » * * "Plumber Sues for Lost Love"—headline. Possibly he left it in the shop. Like the Man Said, 'Fleas Come with Dog' Lawyer friend of this newspaper recently turned over, temporarily, a book authored by Ralph McGill, one of the South's top newspapermen who works for the Atlanta Constitution. Mr. McGill relates how he was once told that "The flens come with the doj? anil the bigger the dog, the more fleas." This little homily struck us as being juet a little more than slightly apropos the Blytheville situation. Back in the days when Blytheville was a much smaller dog, its fleas were fewer in number. Had the town stayed in the S.OOQ population class, today's schools nnd sewers and yesterday's dirt streets would have been more or less adequate. But let'g face it, we have a much larger critter on our hands now ... and the fleas are copious. As work progresses on Blytheville Air Force Base and at Central Metal Products, we will see more and more problems arise. They are the price of progress. Neither industry nor government installations come complete with pat solutions for the posers brought on by a larger population. As the city moves along in IflnS, this newspaper will attempt to take a good look at some of these issues. Solutions to some are evident. Others will offer more of a community challenge. But the dog is no longer a pup. He'll be needing more attention from all of us now. Life-and-Death Objective The Administration is planning to ask Congress to appropriate from ?2 billion to ?2.5 billion in additional funds for the Air Force in the- coming year. But some men in Congress think the boost ought to be greater. The argument runs something like this: Since the dawn of the atomic age, the United States has had first a monopoly and then a long numerical load in nuclear weapons over the Soviet Union. But Russia is now producing both atomic and hydrogen bombs in increasing numbers. And as it builds a substantial stockpile, the numerical difference becomes less important by itself. What will count hereafter will not be numbers alone, but quality of weapons, and the ability to deliver them over the targets. There is some question whether the United States is advancing in these matters as fast as it should. For when Russia has enough bombs to wipe out America's industry and urban centers, to be safe we can act only on the assumption that the Kremlin might some day try to do just that. We must anticipate that Soviet leaders might attempt a aneak attack designed to smaah not only our industry but Hit power of our atomic air force to retaliate with crushinng blows against Russia. We know we can never start a war, preventive or otherwise. Our moral principles will not permit us that course. Therefore if War is ever to conic, it will be the Reds who will strike the first blow. Consequently, it is plain that our Air Force, and our supply of nuclear weapons, must together be strong enough to absorb the worst attack the Russians can deliver against, us, and then be thrown into gigantic counter-assault upon the Soviet Union. If we have such a force, and the Russians know it, that is the best assurance that there will be no war. Kor the men in Moscow would know that to launch an attack upon the United States would be to bring down on their own heads the havoc of ruinous hydrogen warfare. They would not likely choose to liquidate their power and, indeed, their country. But the critics of America's present Air Force plans say we do not have the kind of force we need, ai!d are not moving to get it. These are grave charges, for they obviously involve the whole safety of the nation. We cannot stop the Russians from making enough nuclear weapons to destroy us. But we can produce enough bombs and planes and air bases to make sure that we can counter the worst they can throw at us. When the time comes this winter to discuss money for the Air Force, our lawmakers nnd our administration leaders should debate openly and fully whether we are projecting the necessary strength to achieve that life-and-death objective. Readers Views Dcnr Sir: T read today with sonic chagrin an editorial entitled "This IK Art?" reprinted in the Courier News from the Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. It showed a luck of knowledge on the part of the original editorial writer nnd subsequently the Courier News for reprinting it. In the first place, the composition which won the $2000 prize at the exhibit of contemporary art at the Chicago Art Institute is not entitled "College," but "CollaKi'," which shed an entirely different light on the work. In the second place, the work is not a "painting" as the editorial Indicated. It Is, as I have referred to it, n composition. A collage, like a painting, is n means of expression in Itself. U is nuulf of contrasting textures. It, is im abstraction with a dimension which a painting docs not have. I hiivo seen the work referred to, as well as the rest of the contemporary show. I have been to the Chicago Art Institute many times, I wrote a piece for one of my graduate classes nt Northwestern University on the. particular show in question. It IK not my purpose to .set myself as a critic or Judge nf I lie art show though T certainly am more qualified than the editorial writer wlio eritiel/ed without even .seeing the work. I must point out that contemporary iirlLsts seldom are appreciated within their own lifetimes. The paintings of Denar, Cezanne, Van Qogh, Toulouse l.aulrcc. Miinet, Monet, and the other Impressionists just now lire at the height of their popularity. Pointings by these artists hsuis at the Chicago Art Institute along with he contemporary works criticized by your i?' editorial. The example could be multiplied and extended to the other art,s. And nil art is a reflection of society and its Influence on the artiM. No pcr.sun can free himself of hi-s enviroment. There can be no art as pure self-expression. Art often turns out to be a criticism or satire of .society, if we don't like our art as it is today, we should alln 1 our soi-iely and not demand of our artists Hint they be something .society is not. Respectfully yours, Charles Gene McDaniol •JU E Davis St. VIEWS OF OTHERS reeze Everything Or Nothing Son. Capphurt of Indiana announces that his committee has n>ady for introduction in congress a plan for complete manpower and economic mobolization in the event of \\ar. in substance the plan calls for n go percent frn-zt 1 (if pruTs and wages immediately nfter war is dec In red. This proposed plan closely resnn'ble.s the plan adopted by Canada in the late war.' Then- everything was frozen. So prices and \vj!4e remained urn-handed for the duration. And when hostilities cea.srcl prices ami anges were "thwarted" Rrndually as post war developments demanded. This plan saved Canada from inflation and m.siired a -stable economy when the war changed. Unlike Canada the United states froze just n few prices and limiti-d wage incrense to 15 percent. Naturally such a system had many inherent weaknesses. Everything got out of balance and the entire system flnnlly fell apart. Inflation ran riot, And who ha.s forgotten the operation of the OPA in 1946? How much better U \voulti have been If our country had only followed the course pursued by the Canadian government I—Daily Oklahoma*), , 1955 Model Peter Idson't Washington Column — President Fights Another Battle Of the Bulge—This in the Budget WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The jattle of the bulge in the budget low going on is a symptom of natural growing pains in government. Every new administration come o town full of determination to cut expenses and put government on a iiusincas basis. Even the Roosevelt dnilnislration was like that when t first hit Washington in 1933. The Democratic economy drive of that era lasted only a few months. And resident Truman's postwar econ- miKtng didn't last much longer. The Elsenhower administration ins done better than that. It has mreti nnrt trimmed expenses for 13 months. But as its third budget ;hapes up, there are pressures rom a number of sources to start ipomllnK ayain. Secretary of Chares E. ViLson talks about a possible $61 illion Increiuse in authorizations. Department of State and Foreign DpfM'titions Administration have an .Id-for-Asia plan which mipht cost • 1 billion anil could, cost $2 billion. U. S. Information Agency wants to louble its activities. President Elsenhower marie a, icrsnnnl inspection of U.S. recta-1 nation projects last .sumim.'r. A ; rrnup of western .state coiiKi'e:.s- iien vi-sUed him right after elcc-1 Ion lo ui-fje a strp-up in govern-i me.nt activities in this field. I Tliere Is similar pressure for a j m'KKer public works program. ! President Eisenhower's 10 - yearj highway building program has now! tentatively been cut in half, from $50 billion to $24 billion. It is proposed to finance this by bond sales rather than by Federal grants to the states, but it will still cost money. All these proposals are typical of what happens after a new administration takes over, studies ft.s problems and gets ambitious to do something about them. The catch, of course, is what will they use for money? Here the more conservative leaders of the administration step in. They include Secretary of the Treasury George M, Humphrey nnd Budget Director Roland R. Hughes. The tentative budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 1955 is now reported to have been cut to $«S billion. This is a billion dollars less than the budget for the current year. But with a Democratic controlled Congress coming to town Jan. 5, this picture may be changed. The Democrats are interested in greater national defense expenditures. They hove long been committed to an .expanding federal reclamation program. And during the campaign they talked big.nbout cutting taxes. Even if next year's budget can bo held below this year's, a cut in tax receipts would throw the budget farther into the red. The budget deficit for this year is estimated at $4.7 billion. For j next year, with total expenditures j of $63 billion, the deficit would be $3.5 billion—if there were p6 tax cuts. The Democratic proposal of last year, to increase individual income tax exemptions from $600 to as much as $1000 per person, would cut government revenues by estimated $8 billion. A complicating factor of this situation is that a number of emergency excise tax rate increases, passed to help finance the Korean war, are due to expire April 1, 1055. They include a five per cent increase in corporation income taxes and excise tax rate increases on liquor, beer, clgarets. gasoline, diesel oil, autos, trucks, buses and parts. If the corporation income tax rate is allowed to go back to 47 per cent from Its present 52 per cent rate, it would cut government receipts by $1.2 billion for the last nine months of 1955, then $1.8 billion for the full year 1956 and $2 billion for 1957 or 1958, according to present estimates. Business groups are already agitating to have the corporate income (ax rates cut back, to as low a.s 35 per cent. If this were done, it would cut government receipts by over $5 billion. Allowing emergency excise tax rate increases to expire next April 1 would cut government tax collections by an estimated total of $990 million, for a full year. Erskne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Notable Quotables: 2SA ZSA GABOR, in her autobiography: "I am on good terms with all three of my ex-husbands. I may not be easy to live with as a wife, but as an ex-wife they all adore me." TONY CURTIS, about his first movie western: "IT was a howl. When they put me on a horse I fell right off. I'd never even seen a western before. In Brooklyn, when I went to the movies, I went to see Jimmy Cagney holding up candy stores." ELENA VSRDUGO of "Meet Millie" fame, on torso measurements :"A11 the fuss about hips and bust having to measure the same is plain nonsense. "Girls with perfect figures win beauty contests — the others win husbands." FRED ASTAIRE, about a non musical role: "It's been discussed. I decided against it. People just wouldn't take it from me. I'm too closely identified with hoofing. I think I'm a lousy actor anyhow." RAYMOND BURR, about playing a villain in the Martin & Lewis comedy, "You're Never Too Young": "You look like a complete boob or idiot if yu play the part straight. In a comedy you have to play a heavy with a sense of humor." JANET LEIGH, on the set of My Sister Eileen": "I'm not the kind of actress who says I want to do this or that. I just want to do pictures that will improve me as an actress and help my statua In the movie industry." MARI BLANCHARD, on playing the role in "Destry" that was created in "Destry Rides Again" by Marlene Dietrich: "Perhaps I do things that are similar but It's not because I cop- led. They didn't want me to be like Marlene and, I'm happy about that. There's only one Dietrich. Anything else Is a cheap, flimsy f imitation." RICHARD BURTON, on a quote attributed to him in the London press that "I enjoyed every dollar of it" about his first visit to Hollywood : "I certainly didn't say it. I stay away from newspapermen in London." I be Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN', M.D. Well, will wonders m'ver erase? Q -How can 1 pacify doctors who are concerned about my peculiarities which never have done any harm' 1 In my (oens they said I had a weak pulse, thin blond. .slow digest ion and now they Ulk about low blood pressure and low metabolism. Every doctor is sure that I hove very bad health which must be eorvtTied, but U> me my healib. seems to be nearly pertivi and I don't want to chuni-ie. Wh;it should I tell the next doctor to deter him from prescribing; some heart stimulant, laxative or something to upset my health when all T want is to have a wound .sewed up? ' O. -S. W. A—Tell him you feel fine. Inuc been told you have minor uilmeii^ for years and that you don't need any t him: unless he finds Mime tiling new has developed. Many doctors will be amazed and pleased nt your point, of view. <.) —Will YOU plo'^so say soiuothinc: about Pnget's disease? K. s. and J. B. A—This is a form of clironu' inflammation of the bones, which at the. present time is believed to be the result of some loeal dis- . turbaiu-e in the bones themselves tlie exuet nature of which is nut j known. The symptoms vary a tftviu deal ami sometimes there are none at all and the disease is di.seovered aeeidentally. \V h e n symptoms are present, pain is the nost common. There is no thot-1 ouglily satisfactory treatment! uyh diot, X-r.\y ixncl someumos surgery are, often used to bring a measure of relief. ; Q—J.s it true that a person with 11 slight heart condition can stimulate the heart by taking n certain amount of liquor each day 1 . 1 Ii so. how much would , you say a person should take? Mrs. M. li. A — Alcohol is not a specific! treatemnt for any form of heart : disease. Some doctors feel Unit n' small amount Is useful in some! cases, however, for as relaxm,; qualities. I should not like to recommend it to anyone or suggest i how much to take, if any, but surest that this question be taken up with the doctor who marie i the diagnosis of tiie "slight heart j condition." j Q—I have taken. Turkish baths, !,steam baths and massages almost once n week for the last 1!0 years. i When I to in T weigh 220 pounds and when I so out I weigh between three and seven pounds less. • Is this good for .me? . J, B. A—What you lose is principally water. This is usually made up • rapidly in response to the thirst ' which the baths provoke. Obviously the methods used have not been cttrctive in brio^iuK about a permanent reduction in weight. The value of this procedure seems doubtful nt best. B second trump, for tuna tely dropping the missing trumps 2-2. He continued with the rest of his trumps and the ace of clubs, saving three diamonds in the dummy. East had to save three diamonds likewise, nnd therefore had to dis- 9 JACOBY ON BRIDGE Watch Tourneys For Great Playing Written for NHA Service By OSWALD JACOBY One of the most unusual hands of the European championships. played last September, was ths deal .shown today, played in the match between Germany and Austria. I can't honestly recommend the bidding, but every experienced bridge player must feel a certain amount of .sympathy for it. We've all reached equally "impassible" slams, but they don't usually find their \vay into the newspapers. When the Austrian e x p e r t Schneider held the South cards, he took a long-shot chance to try for his slain contract. After ruffing the opening club lead in the dummy, he played a spade from dummy. East naturally played low, South put up the ten, which looked like n finesse, and West won with the ace. returned another club, and dummy ruffed again. Declarer now overtook the king of hearts and led NORTH. 34 4Q987S VK J2 * AK973 *None WEST EAST A A6 *K53 V65 •* tO 9 • 642 • QJ85 + K9876J #QJ102 SOUTH <D) * J, 10 4 V AQ8743 * 10 Neither side vul. Sooth Weat North East Pass 2V 3* Pass Pass Pass Pass 3 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— card the king of spades. South therefore made his slam contract by means of the squeeze play. This seemed like a miraculoi(; result, and Schneider had every riulu to feel elated, but the elation faded when it was discovered that in the other room the German pair had played the hand at six spades —which they had made! On this occasion North was the declarer. He took the first trick with the ace of clubs (dummy* and led the jack of spades. West properly played low, and East anfully, as he supposed, held off instead of winning the trick with the king of spades. North had a very good idea of what Was goinir on, so he got to | his hand with the king of hearts ' and led a spade towards the ten- four in the dummy. Enrt' now feared that North was trying to swindle him out of his king of dumps, so he put it uj) at once. West's ace fell on the snmc trick, nnd North calmly claimed the rest of the tricks! 2a spitt o/ Lluj wonderful result GLENN FORD on picking roles: "I stopped being choosy. I do anything Hollywood has that isn't too bad. I'm just happy to do a good picture, and I ntr longer loofc for the great ones. If the picture is with nice people, and I like being with them, I'll do It." THELMA HITTER, discussing film writers on the "Lucy Gallant" set: "They deserve more credit. Ifs like preparing dinner. You can have all the stoves in the world but if you don't have the food to cook, you'll never get dinner." "Every good part that comes up in Holly-Wood—they want an Italian girl for it. Pictures like 'The Rose Tattoo, 1 'The Silver Chalice/ 'Lord Vanity' and 'The Eddie Foy Story.' I've never seen anything like it. My career is actually being hurt because I'm too much the American type." ,KIM NOVAK, Columbia's new blonde dazzler, on being told that at both tables, you might well make a New Year's resolution to stay out of slams of this kind! she's beaten Marilyn Monroe to the punch by playing the same doll in "Phffft" that M. M. plays in "The Seven Year Itch": "I didn't know that. I didn't set out to do anything like that. "Maybe I'm doing- 'The Six Year Itch.' " DEBORAH KEKR, .about th« change "From Here to Eternity" wrought in her career; "I could have gone on playing those 'Oh, Geoffrey, darling, don't!' roles forever. I could even have shrieked my head off as Juliet. And no one would have cared. But just because you get into a. bathing suit for a part in a film where you go bathing they suddenly think you've got talent. That's how it is. I haven't changed. I'm the same actress. There is no 'new' Deborah Kerr." LAUREN BACALL, about Gina Lollabrigida, whom Humphrey Bogart calls "Lollafrigidaire": "We met last year in Italy. We saw quite a bit of her and the doctor she's married to. She's terribly funny. A marvelous sense of humor and the most beautiful face I've ever seen. "When she walks into a room, you know a STAR WALKED IN, brother." JESS BARKER, wiser in th« ways of womankind: "If only women wouldn't -go rushing to their lawyers the moment something happen* M home." 75 Years Ago I* "Fertile Blytheville Trade Area Expects Another Good Year,'* headlined the Blytheville Courier News. "No city in the Mid-South. is more closely bound to Its agricultural background than Blytheville, whose citizens confidently look forward to. another year of prosperity, not across a smoking skyline of Industrial plants, but across fertile fields of black delta, soil that hold the promise of a bright future," the article stated. Nelson Thompson of Blythevillft- and M. P. Tompkins, listed as Osceola, are supervisors for the federal census in the northern and southern districts of Mississippi County. They were named yesterday by Rupert Blaylock of Paragould, director of the census in District Nine, which includes five counties. Add Two Arrests OLD SAYBROOK, Conn. (fP\— A motorist who didn't have a dime to pay a bridge toll was arrested for driving a stolen automobile. Police found the rightful owner of the car and arrested him too lor ignoring six parking tickets. LITTLl LIZ— The home of the brove refers to almost any old house bought at today's prices. *m*» Nautical Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Nautical term 6 ship 11 Capstan bar 12 a boat collision L3 Holdfasts for ropes aboard ship 14 Sell in small quantities 16 Flings 17 Native policeman of India 18 Fruit drink 19 Membranous pouch 22 Mariner's direction 23 Explain 25 Beverage 26 Ropes have many aboard a sailing vessel : 27" that mooring line" 30 Bounding 31 Greater quantity 34 Auricle 35 Hops' kilns 39 Anger 40 New lines (ab.) 41 Exist 42 Assessment amount 45 One who tries 47 Nullifies 49 Crustacean's claws 50 Muse of lyric poetry 51 Having cones 52 European finch UGotdf DOWN 1 Intimate 2 Altered a ship's course 3 Grandparental 4 Hardens 5 Transposes (ab.) 6 Vehicle 7 Genus of birds 8 Anatomical network 9 Juice berries 10 Indolent 13 Scorch 15 Lixiviums 19 Pilfered 20 Antenna 21 Provides food 24 Essential being 26 Preposition 28 Laughter sound 29 Half-em SI Mud 32 Papal capes 33 Withdraw 36 Columbus to America 37 Stair parts 38 Withered 43 Hebrew month 44 Islands off Timor 45 Norse god of thunder 46 City in Nevada 48 Male offspring 49 Court of Common Pleas (ab.)

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