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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 14

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, May 14, 1954
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Comic Books Thrive On Crime, Horror Page » of tor husband and the •be fainit and the old man says ""Sofa, tob, and you haven't even JfeoMteti your dinner." There the cult in "moral disarmament." To support his contention tha children often imitate what the> see in magazines, he cites man; case histories of such instances. In one such case a boy wrapped him self in an old sheet and jumped •fexy «nds. The old man's 'final'from a rafter. He said he saw i word* ac he takes his knife and j done in a comic book. to carve her up are, "Ah, At least she won't make the the other two did." cannibalism! And there are whew just aa revolting. • » * OMC TELLS of a psychopathic tttier who must stab people to death •to atop hi* terrible headaches. Af- tir killing • several people he goes to the psychiatrist who immediate- Jf diagnoses his sickness as stem- WHAT IS the solution? Some store managers questioned here said they refuse to accept or place ming from his youth when he on sale the most violent and crime- ridden of the books. Others said that they have nothing to say about what books are placed in their stores by magazine supply companies — though presumably a store manager could remove from the rack any objectionable magazines he wished. From testimony of publishers at the Senate hearing, it appears ob- wanted to kill his stepfather for batting his mother. But the urge - vious that they lmend tQ continue ««? lcdl>whcn1jib 2, 1 ^P fa ^ I publishing such magazines as long "" "' died before he could kill him. The answer relieves his headaches, but before he leaves the psychiatrist as they have sales value. And as long as they are published legally, there will always be merchants to sell them to the public. Thus, the problem of facing the •tabs him, explaining that he knew Utt aickness quickly because he suf- .... __ „ *er«d from the same thing and for | situation (if "it actually is a prob- the same cause. At the end of^iem) apparently comes back to tb« story, he goes on killing to j those who the experts always main- ease his headaches. tain are basically responsible for Though it isn't the case in this most of the juvenile crime: the •tory, nor in several others read, it j parents. must be admitted that in most of fee stories • of crime, the guilty either die in some ironic manner j or are apprehended and executed j by law, thus ending them on thej note of the ancient cliche "crime j does not pay." I However, this rather trite situa-j tton doesn't take anything away; from the influence of overemphasized murder, sex and violence. SEX IN its most immoral form," JE woven into almost every story regardless of the nature of the story, and the accompanying draw- j July 3453 Ings are often leud and lascivious. Oct 3423 Commodity And Stock Markets— Seduction and attempted rape also are not uncommon occurrence* depicted, and often to the ex- ten of all but 'revealing the act in pictures. T-he "romantic" types, primarily for girls, all have there own so- called "Love Expert" with a plentiful supply of advice to girls with love problems. The stories are often filled with promisuous petting and love-making. The one called "Love Diary," which purports to contain "thrilling bold confessions," has these comments on the cover to encourage purchase: "What every girl wants. Intimate! Revealing!" "Song of Love." "I couldn't resist- him! I was I . . CRAZY FOR HIS KISSES." "Girls! Stop Dreaming! WAKE UP TO LOVE! See secrets inside." Another "Dear Lonely Hearts," has this legend on the cover: "GIRLS! Are you having love problems? My love advice in this is- sume may be the answer you are seeking." Inside arg these stories: Pin-Up Girl, Nightmare Lover, Trapped and Love Pirate. Ntw York Cotton (11:3» (notations) 3434 3438 3430 3421 Dec Mch 3425 3440 3430 3447 3423 3438 3447 3428 3428 3447 Ntw Orleans Cotton South Korea Holds Election Next Week SEOUL (m — An expected eight million voters next Thursday elect a new National Assembly in what may be South Korea's most important election in its six-year constitutional history. The issues are few, but the slogans are plentiful. Unification and a better standard of living are two of the more popular appeals to voters. But the importance of the election may lie in the makeup of the 203-member Assembly, which will outlast President Syngman "Rhee in office, barring a constitutional amendment. By law, Rhee must step down n 1956 after eight years. The new Assembly will serve until 1958. Many new men, including some of unknown political stature, will sit in the next assembly. Their strength and weakness and their party affiliations may hold the key o Rhee's future. Some men around the 79-year- 3ld President are quietly working or a constitutional amendment iving him a life term. Rhee has said he would accept •if it were the will of the people." But without a solid Liberal par- y majority in the incoming- legis- ature, there is little likelihood of uch an amendment passing. No party held a clear-cut ma- ority in the outgoing Assembly, aberals held 93 seats but assem- Jymen often switched party lines. MCCARTHY SEWER Chicago Soybeans May ... 38? 333 380 July ... 37734 385& 374 Sept ... 272 277 Nov ... 249 & 253 271 248 3/4 Chicago Whear May Julv 198'j, 1933.8 199'..; 195 £ Chicago Corn May ... 1553. R 1553,; .. 153 & 154 193'4 J65 153 V 381 376 272 »£ 2483-4 199 195 155 V a 153 V z THE BIGGEST controversy over ! New York Stocks (12:45 quotation*) T ................ 167 7 _ 8 Tobacco ............ 633-4 Copper ......... 36 1-2 A T j Amer Anaconda comic books since they first be-1 Beth Steel 64 3-4 came popular in the late 1930's j ca ~ Cola 117 is how much do they actually in-i chrvsler 60 1-4 fluence children? * ! Gen Electric n 5 j.g There is probably no way to ar- i*p_ en Motors 70 3 g an accurate conclusion of eptic tank disposal. In most cases is a tight, nearly clay-like soil /hich will not absorb the tank ef- uent. Therefore, many of the tanks ow in use are not operating prop- rly and are a menace in them- elves." he stated. (Mr. French-here referred to the rivately-owned septic tanks which are located in the back yards of many homes built within the last seven or eight years. Most of these homes are not connected with sewers.) "Certainly no one in Blytheville can feel he has no responsibility toward providing treatment for the sewage from his home. This treatment is not now being provided. "More than 40 towns in Arkansas have undertaken the construction of new sewer systems or have made major improvements in old ones since -supplies became available in 1947. That's about 25 per cent of all the towns in the state. I bring this our, to show you that Blytheville is no particular exception in 'needing sewer improvements. "It is an exception in that it needs them so very badly and has waited so long to do something about them, however." them to him. Symington demanded that Adams bring back to the committee a written document covering what the witness said were his instructions not to talk about the hifh level meeting. Adams said he would comply. "I'd suggest that you tell somebody in the executive department that the members of this subcommittee think it is right that you come here ' and tell the truth," Symington said bitingly. Mundt ruled that since Adams voluntarily had told the committee about the conference, Symington had the right to ask why any of the conferees were there and what they said. But the chairman adde d he couldn't force any witness to testify, if the witness chose not to do so. In leading into the Jan. 21 conference, Symington asked whether United Nations matters were discussed and mentioned Lodge's presence. "The United Nations?" repeated Adams, momentarily taken back. "I don't think the United Nations* was discussed." Actually, Lodge was filling a special job for the White House at the time of the conference. The U. N. was in recess, and he had been designated the previous month as a special advisor to the President on U. N. and other matters. The White House. Sherman Adams and other participants in the conference have refused to discuss it with reporters. Story of Hemingway Crashes Finally Revealed to Public rive at in" general influence of comic books on the youth of the nation But there are undoubtedly many individual 'cases in which youngsters have been influenced in an undesirable way by such books. A Senate subcommittee investigating juvenile delinquency recently delved into the subject of the influence of crime qnd horror comic books on the increasing rate of juvenile delinquency. At the hearing, publishers of the comics stoutly defended their publications, claiming tha they are on- Montgomery Ward g4 N Y Central 21 7-8 Int Harvester 3] j_2 Radio 07 i _o Republic Steel .... 55 ^g Socony Vacuum 44 1-4 Studebaker 16 ^-8 Standard of N J .,'/ 88 }_g Texas Corp [[[ 73 Sears U S Sou 64 1-8 Steel 47 j_2 43 5-8 ly printing what the reading public demands and also denying that such books have a bad "effect on children. Fredric Wertham. New Livestock NATIONAL STOCKYARDS, 111. Forfeit Speeding Bonds Eddie Emison and Deas Looney both forfeited bonds of S19.75 in Municipal Court this morning on charges of speeding. (USDAi—Hogs 10.000; trade slow and irregular: mostly 50-60 lower than Thursday: late" trade 75-100 lower: top 27.65 very sparingly for , choice No. rs; very little'above OPPOSING this position was Dr. | 27.50; bulk 180-220 Ib 27.25-50; late York psy-j Practical top 27.25: extreme 27.35; cmatrist who recently wrote a book bulk 230-240 Ib 26.75-27.25: mostly "Seduction of the Innocent." which 26.75-27.00 late: 40-260 Ib ^6 00-75- discusses "the influence of comic 150-170 Ib 27.00-50- these "weights books on today's youth." only 25 off; sows 50 cents lower : ine most damaging effect of: bulk 400 Ib down 22 ->5-23 ">5- heav- crime comics on children. Dr.! ier sows 20.25-2175- boars un- Wertljam believes, is that_they re-1 changed, mostly 16.00-20 00^ stags *18,671 Like to Have It? You May—if you are the type of applicant we are looking for. $18,671 is a conservative estimate of the amount a KROGER employe will receive at retirement age if h« joins our Employee Profit-Sharing Plan at age 21 and saves only $2.50 per week. This estimate is based on Kroger net profit in 1949 and 1950. Leas than one-third of the estimated $18,671 is from your savings. The rest comes from Kroger profits and earnings on investments. The greater the Company profits—the larger your estate. And as your salary increases you may increase vour savings to create an even larger estate. We have attractive openings for MANAGER TRAINEES HEAD MEAT CUTTER TRAINEES GROCERY CLERKS Why not come in and let us give you further details? Agt 18 to 28—This is permanent year round work. Salary U dependent upon your qualifications. teffHJar length of service increases. If yw want steady work and a chance to advance, stop Mi *t the Krofft* store, Blytheville and See Hardy Aston for particular*. largely 18.00-20.00. Cattle 800. calves 500; all classes including vealers about steady in cleanup trade; small lots ?ood to low choice steers 20.50-23,50: sood to average choice heifers and mixed yearlings 19.00-23.00; few commercial to low good 16.50-19.00, utility and commercial cows 13.0014.50; most canner and cutter cows 9.50-13.00: Utility and commercial bulls 13,50-15.00; few cutter bulls 12.00-13.00; good and choice veal- ers 21.00-25.00: prime up to 27.00; commercial to low good vealers 15.00-20.00; cull and utility 9.0013.00. Prank Harshman. president-elect of the Blytheville Junior Chamber of Commerce, Charlie Moore and Mr. and Mrs. Ted Bourzikas left today fdr Camden where they will attend the annual state convention of the Arkansas Jaycees. Mrs. Bourzikas will represent the Blytheville Jayceettes at the convention, which began today and will continue through Sunday. CAMDEN, ARK. (/P) — Arkansas Junior Chamber of Commerce open their annual convention here today. The annual awards luncheon and election of officers will be held tomorrow. Mike Maloney of Fort Smith is due to succeed Lee Zachry of Eldorado as president. Jack Howard, national Jaycee presidential candidate from Monroe, La., and Travis Davis of Dallas, Tex., president of the Great American Life Insurance Co., are to speak at the Saturday luncheon. He Courts CIRCUIT— (Criminal)—State of Arkansas vs. William Wallace, forgery and uttering. State of Arkansas vs. George Green, wife and child abandonment. State of Arkansas ,vs Steve Martin, grand larceny. By LOUIS NEVIN MADRID, Spain (^—Ernest Hem ingway was injured in two plan crashes in Africa in January and burned later while fighting a brush fire. But he wants friends to know he's well on toward recovery now. Italian doctors who attended him in Venice said that normally his injuries would have permitted him to live only a few months. The 55-year-old author is in Madrid, of course, to see the bullfights as well as continue medical treatment in Madrid's warm, dry climate. Hemingway and his wife, "Miss Mary," crashed near Murchison Falls in central Africa in January while flying from Nairobi to the Congo. Miss Mary suffered two broken ribs and Hemingway a dislocated shoulder and elbow. Two days later, Jan. 23, they crashed at the takeoff in a second plane. He began to feel progressively worse and when the Hemingways sailed for Italy, the ship's doctor found he had: 1. Suffered a "traumatic lesion" to the 12th vertebra and'jammed wo others together. 2. Ruptured his right kidney. 3. Ruptured his liver. 4. Collapsed his intestine. 5. Suffered a concussion which esulted first in double vision and hen three-quarters loff os vision in the left eye. There was also oss of cerebral fluid. 6. Received severe scalp burns. The Hemingways made their way to the east coast to sail for Europe. But there was a brush fire 60 miles south of Mombasa that was threatening a camp of children. This was during the first week in March. Hemingway volunteered and ended up with 2nd degree burns on the legs, abdomen, chest, mouth and letf hand and 3rd degree burns WARNING ORDER IN THE CHANCERY COURT, CHICKASAWBA DISTRICT, MISSISSIPPI COUNTY, ARKANSAS Alfred E. Cagle, Pltf. vs. No. 12.671 Marjorie D. Cagle. Dft. The defendant, Marjorie D. Cagle, is hereby warned to appear within thirty days in the court named in the caption hereof and answer the complaint of the plaintiff. Alfred E. Cagle. Dated this 22nd day of April, 1954. SEAL GERALD.NE LISTON. Clerk. BV OPAL DOYLE, D. C. laude P. Cooper, Atty. for Pltf :d B. Cook, Atty Ad Litem.' 4/23-30-5/7-14 INDOCHINA (Continued from Page 1) Bien Phu yesterday to arrange the airlift with the Vietminh, did not obtain any information on the fate of Brig. Gen. Christian de Castries heroic commander of the garrison, or Genevieve de Galard Terraube, French air force nurse who was the only woman in the bastion during the long, bloody siege. ,„ Vietminh broadcasts have said De Castries was a prisoner, but they have not stated whether he was wounded. The rebels have made no mention of the nurse. "Very Serious Cases First" The French Radio Hirondelle said the first wounded brought out would be 250 "very serious" cases. Huard said the operation would be a "painful, slow job," made -nore difficult by the seasonal monsoon rains. The wounded will all follow the a me route — : first Luang Prabang hen Hanoi and other points. All vailable nurses, doctors and ambulances in Hanoi were mobilized to receive the men. on his right arm. Hemingway did not make public either the extent of his injuries in the two crashes or the fire fighting episode. "I had two strikes on me from the plane crashes and the fire would have been the t£ird." he said. "People would have thought I was hamming it." Now, the burns have healed, although he has ugly scars on his arm and legs. The kidney and liver are functioning, but he's on a strict diet, Hemingway said, and his vision has returned, although the eye pains him frequently. CONFERENCE (Continued from Page 1) ment .Many deputies who voted confidence in the government the day before Dien Bien Phu fell cast negative ballots yseterday. Stall Expected There is increasing belief in French circles here that the Communists may stall the Geneva- talks until the Vietminh forces launch a major offensive against Hanoi, the center of France's holding in north Indochina. French sources in Indochina have said the Vietminh could not mount an attack against Hanoi for six or eight weeks. But reports from Hanoi said between 2,000 and 3,000 rebel troops launched a heavy attack yesterday morning only 30 miles from the city. The French repulsed the attack but admittedly suffered "serious losses." PLYMOUTH, England «>)—Hundreds of thousands of Britons lined England's south coast today to watch a formidable force of 28 British warships escort Queen Elizabeth II home from her six month tour of her Commonwealth. Crowds jammed the cliff tops and seacoast villages for a distant glimpse of the stately parade with binoculars could see the royal through the English Channel. Those yacht Britannia, gleaming red and white amid the cluster of naval' giants. Aboard the trim yacht were Elizabeth, her t husband the Duke of Edinburgh and their children, Prince 3 to Attend Oil Mill Superintendents Meet Three Blytheville men will attend a meeting of the Tri-State* Oil Mill Superintendent* in Biloxi. Miss., June 3-5. They are C. H. Wat-ley, Harry T. Deskin and R. L. Loggins. Ralph Woodruff, manager of Osceola Products Co., will speak at the meeting on "Can Soybeans Be Processed in the South Profitably?" C. W. Hoover of Victoria is a past president of the organization. Charles and Princess Anne. The voyage around England's south coast will take all day. The royal family is expected to, reach the mouth of the River Thames tomorrow morning. The Britannia will .bring the Queen up the stream to London. AIR FORCE (Continued from Page 1) lave as yet only a few B52s. The ! Reds have now proved to the world hat .they have at least one long- ange jet bombers of a similar ype." Deaths Rev. W. M. Madison Services for Rev. W. M. Madison; 72, will be conducted Sunday at First Baptist Church by Rev. J. W. Knowles, the pastor, with burial in Mt. Zion Cemetery. Home Funeral Home is in charge. OSCEOLA — Mrs. Ben F. Day has been appointed a Red Cross swimming instructor by Jimmie Erwin, water safety chairman of the Osceola Chapter. Mrs. Day, a* former oversease Red Cross worker, will teach swimming at the municipal pool in Andrew Florida Memorial Park. After attending Red Cross aquatic received her instructor's training schooi in We^t Virginia where she in 1948. she taught swimming at Bristol, Conn, Her work with the Red Cross includes service in India, Assan,, Manila, China and Japan. •MOW / BARGAINS -For You- Piper Sweeps SATISFACTION GUARANTEED Size price 4 inch $ .60 6 inch 65 8 inch 75 10 inch 85 12 inch i.oo 14 inch 1.25 16 inch 1.50 Used Tractors & Cultivators as low as $175.00 Master Lawn Mowers as low as .. . . $fi9 00 SNOW TRACTOR CO. 112 N. Franklin Street Phone POplar 3-8951 L$ tin ctlue ("Spring-Fashion Specials! The "Bluebird" The "Golden Falcon" • Special, ultra-luxury interiors—custom- tailored! • Liveliest, loveliest two-tone exteriors of any car today! • Available in the full line, including 235 HP FirePower: America's Number One in power! • Available with PowerFlite: tnost awto- matic no-dutch drive ever put in a carl • Available with Full-time Power Steering plus Power Brakes. Surest, easiest of all! • See them! 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