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f AGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. IL W. HAIN18, Publisher HARRY A. BABIES, AttiiUnt Publlsbtr A. A. •EEDRICK60N Editor PAUL D. HUiiAN. AdmttUng Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October t, 1017. , SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier' service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 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 For he looketh for m city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker U God.—Hebrews 11:10. * * * God Is the only sure foundation on whjch the mind can rest.—S.,Irenaeus Prime. Barbs The hail of the hitchhiker is again making lots of drivers storm. * * * This is the season of baby contests when the judges hare a chance to be real popular with one another. * * * Chicago firemen were called to put out a short- circuit fire in a juke box. Too many hot tuner? * * * Do common things uncommonly well and you have a better chance of success. * * ' * a. Most wives have already decided where hubby is going to spend his vacation. St. Lawrence Seaway Plan Must Now Prove Its Value Half a century of bitter wangling has ended now that the St. Lawrence Seaway Project is to all'intents and purposes an approved program. It means ocean-going commerce can now come to all the Great Lakes ports from Toledo eastward. Probably, few projects in American history match this one for the perennial presistence of both its advocates and its critics. Again and again it has come before Congress, sometimes to be voted on, sometimes not, but never until now to win the endorsement of both houses. Railroad, coal, power and seaport interests formed the opposition, nad stout it was. For a long time the proponents argued mainly that the growth of commerce would be good to the midlands at lower prices. In the last eight years or so, however, they have shifted their ground. They have contended that the seaway was of prime necessity as a defensive measure, because it was a means of bringing vital • foreign iron ore via a protected waterway to inland steel mills. The argument appeared to have force. President Eisenhower took it up and made the seaway one of his major program features. At the same time, some of the opposition crumbled when the power project was divorced from the navigation plan. A separate start was made on St. Lawrence power development under the In- ternational'Joint Commission two years ago. Provision to make the project self- liquidating financially further improved the seaway's chances in Congress, cutting strength from those who said it was economically not feasible, » The real final blow, though was undoubtedly the decision of the Canadian government in late 1951 to build the project alone if the United States insisted on further delay. Government officials and lawmakers in this country realized the seaway was going to be built anyway, and as a practical matter it seems sensible the United States should gain a major share in the control of so important a waterway. When completed, the proposed system of locks, canals and deepened channels will allow vessels of 10,000 tons to pass from the Atlantic to the western edge of Lake Erie (later improvements may permit passage to Duluth). America is expected to pay $105 million toward the final cost, and Canada some $200 million. Since we are now committed to this long-disputed project, we must hope that the confidence reposed in it by -its advocates is not misplaced and that its value will be fully demonstrated. We must hope as well that any ad- juatmenU it forces in existing internal-, transportation arrangements can be digested without disruption of the nation's economy. Brash Youth Unchanged In 1916, during World War I, Aneurin Bevan of the British Labor Party was arrested as a draft dodger. He got off when he produced a medical certificate, obtained only the day before, showing he suffered an eye disease common to miners. As he left the courtroom, Bevan taunted his prosecutors: "I will fight, but I will choose my ows enemy, my own time and my own battlefield." Even if one concedes a lot of tolerance to brash youth, that is about the most arrogant statement one could imagine coming from a young man whose country was fighting for its life in a great war. Still, it could be dismissed as a passing folly, except for the fact that Bevin basically does not seem to have changed much in the 38 years since then. He continues to view himself as superior to his fellow men in judging the events of the world and his country's link to them. But the funny thing is that he hasn't demonstrated enough wisdom even to earn equality with his fellows, let alone superiority. Views of Others Guaranteed Wage? According to a Washington dispatch, the Labor Department is "quitely making a study of the cause of unemployment with the idea of seeing what employers can do to reduce it." The news is interesting even though there have been many such studies and this one seems to be more or less directed at employers, who certainly do not favor unemployment. Department experts seem to have in mind the possibility that employment might be more stable if workers were hired by the month, by the quarter or by the half year instead of by the day and by the week. This is a variant of the annual wage idea which some unions have been advocating but without much success because employers doubt that it can work. The effects of such plans might be to reduce employment, or to stabilize it at a lower level. Employers doubtful of future prespects would be hesitant to increase their payrolls if decreases could be made when nectssary. And it must be recognized that there are differences among industries that must be taken into account. To attempt to impose the same pattern on all would expose some to virtually certain death in case of depression. It will never be possible to stabilize industry rigidly under a free enterprise system. That is what guaranteed wage plans would attempt to do, and employers say the result would be dje- sasterous to many industries.—Mattoon .(111.) Journal-Gazette. , , Menace In Their Midst Throughout the world, ancient enmities and the memories of past grievances distort prespective and produce disunity among the free nations. It would be loolish to pretend that the Indian-Pakistani problem, or the Franco-German problem, or thfe Arab-Israel problem do not exist. Of course they do. The question is one of proportion. The danger is that one day the Indians, the French and the Arabs may wake up to the fact that, in concentrating on these issues with their neighbors, they had underestimated the threat posed by international communism with vastly greater resources at its disposal than have all their traditional rivals combined.—Kansas City Star. New Frontiers The chairman of a shipbuilding company tells his stockholders the firm may go into the business of "making women's apparel" or "even pots and pans" if the business of building ships doesn't pick up. And gold mining company in Alaska asks stockholders' permission to go into other ventures —such as production of wood pulp—because the gold mining business isn't what it used to be. We don't know whether these firms will be successful in these proposed new undertakings. But what makes America tick is not just hunting new frontiers; its thinking 'em up.—Wall Street Journal. SO THEY SAY I Can't see any difference in getting killed by a hydrogen bomb or a hand grenade. In other words, there's just too much hysteria.—Adm. William ^Bull) Halsey, Ret. No nation can live alone, but must live in a system of interdependence politically, economically, and spiritually. —President Eisenhower. Sometimes people, being human, make mistakes I know I made a mistake when I suggested physical violence on (Pvt.) Schine. —MaJ.-Gen. Arthur Wilson, Ret., who offered $100 to noncom who would punch Schine. I have inoculated my own three children with the (Salk antipolio) serium nad 80CO others throughout the nation and no ill effects have resulted.—Dr: Jonas Salk. 'Now What Did You Touch?" Peter Ed son's Washington Column — VIPs Missed the H-Bomb Show; No Laymen or Reds at New Tests WASHINGTON— (NEA) —Biggest snafu in connection with the March hydrogen bomb tests in the Pacific has just leaked out of Air Force headquarters. The story concerns a transport plane loaded with high Air Force brass who were supposed to view from the air the Big H-bomb test at Bikini atoll. The plane took off with its precious cargo of VIP's and flew away from the ground- zero point over which the bomb was to be exploded, so as to be a safe distance away when it was triggered. All planes in the air at the time were under radio orders from a traffic control plane. This traffic control plane was supposed to tell the transport.when it would be safe to turn around and fly so that the VIP's—who had been brought all the way from Washington to see this sight—could have a good look. In the general excitement of controlling the flight of a number of other planes with scientific instruments on board, the traffic control crew forgot all about this plane load of brass. It was allowed to fly on and on, in the general direction of Tokyo. The bomb went off. Those on board missed the whole show. When it was all over, somebody remembered about the lost VIP's and radioed them to come on back to base. Pentagon won't give out the full passenger list, but among those known to have been on board were Gen. Otto P. Weyland, commanding general of the Tactical Air 'ommand, and Mr. Hyde Gillette, deputy assistant secretary of the Air Force for budget and program management. While the present series of bomb tests in the Pacific is not yet completed, there are no plans to let newspapermen or other nongovernmental civilian observers have a look at them. Plans were made at the beginning of this test series to allow only military personnel or authorized Department of Defense and Atomic Energy Commission personnel see them. The word has gone out, however, that there will be other tests later on, and there will be nongovern- ment observers then. Any idea that Russians will be invited to one of these tests, to show them the might of the U. S. H-bombs, is out. Russians were invited to the first Bikini atomic bomb tests in 1946. But when it came time for the Russians to test their first bombs, there was no reciprocity. National citizens for Eisenhower Congressional Committee is having a tough time deciding on a slogan for the 1954 election campaign. One suggestion is, "All for Ike and Ike for All." Republican National Committee is said to favor, "Back Ike—Vote Republican." Because the National Citizens Committee will be working primarily for state and local candidates, there's some thought of trying to localize the slogans to help each individual up for election. Like: "Mike for Ike and Ike for Mike." A practice started by Army dentists after World War II has paid off in the identification of Korean war dead. This was the practice of scratching the name and serial number of any man in uniform on his false teeth or dentures. In numerous cases of bodies recovered in Korea with no other identification, these denture inscriptions have proved who the G. I. was. In still more cases these inscriptions have confirmed other clues of identification found on the bodies. President Eisenhower's hope that Communists in government wouldn't be an issue in the 1954 elections apparently has made no impression on Matthew Cvetic, the former FBI agent who spied on the U. S. Communist Party and is now running for Congress on the Republican ticket in Pennsylvania. In the course of one typical Cvetic campaign speech he mentioned communism 30 times. He mentioned President Eisenhower's name only once. A public affairs officer from Burma tells the story of how he set up a booth containing pro-American literature next to a local exhibit of native arts and crafts. A Burmese monk came by, picked up one of the books on America's aims for peace and began to read it. After a while he turned to the USIA man and said: "This is a very good message, but how can I know that it is true?" The American replied: "I know it's true because I wrote it, and don't I look like an honest man?" The monk studied him several moments and then replied; "Yes, you do look honest, and I believe your book." Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: An Oscar neurosis? Talked about in whispers in Hollywood, it's a state of mind that has sent more than one Academy Award winner sliding down the career skids. But don't worry about Donna Reed, the year's best supporting actress in "From Here to Eternity." The first winner I've found willing to talk about it, Donna told me: "It's a fear complex, I think—a faer that • you won't be able to ever again match, or top, that performance. For me, I pray Oscar has laid the groundwork for a better career. I'm not going to worry about matching or topping mysefl. I'm just going to worry about giving a good performance." Jimmy Durante's changed his mind again about giving up hectic night-club work. He's a Mr. Can't Say No to Old Cronies and has a. whole schedule of after-dark dates this summer. Explains Jimmy: "I hate to lose friends." Those "Four Gals" — Rhonda Fleming, Jane Russell, Connie Haines and Beryl Davis—had a, big Las Vegas offer after warbling on TV's Comedy Hour. But thejy chorused a "No, thanks" because of their religious songs. I've been receiving letters from people who didn't think they even should have appeared on Comedy Hour. MARK DOWN September for the coast-to-coast, every-Sunday -night version of "People Are Funny" on NBC-TV. Supersalesman John Guedel sold the show, starring Art Linkletter, on a five-year, 52-week- a - year contract. Radio listeners will have the TV version, as they do two other Guedel shows, "You Bet Your L i f e," and "House Party." Ava Gardner's hubby in "The Barefoot Contessa," Italian act«' Rossano Brazzi, becomes Katharine Hepburn's leading man in 'Time for the Cuckoo." The film will be made in Venice, Italy, this lummer. Hollywood's lack of knowledge about television can be appalling. The other day a big movie trade paper, on its front page, referred ;o Jack Webb re-editing some of his Dragnet "kinescopes." Even the kiddies know by* now that Dragnet is filmed just like a movie and that a kinescope is a delayed broadcast of a live show. Milton Berle is nibbling at movie offers—another reason why he'll be doing three TV shows in Holly. wood during May. Advertisements for a new movie are baiting audiences with the line: "There is someone like YOU in the picture." A movie that could say, "There is no one like you in the picture" would sell more tickets. Movies have been, and always will be, an escape from reality. Who wants to go to a movie and find someone like himself in the picture? Nobody. Audiences of normal people want to see dream world characters—not normal people. That's the magic of the movies. Audrey Hepburn is the latest victim of irresponsible magazine sensationalism. The wordage about her in the gruesome mag is hair curling. CBS banned Phil Harris' latest recording, "Persian Kitten." Too Spicy. . .Edmond O'Brien, who's always hankered to, makes his bow as a director, for Aubrey Schenck's "Shield for Murder." He'll also star. But there will be no directing career, as rumored, for Fred McMurray. Says Fred: "I'm too lazy," JOE DIMAGGIO told CBS sport, caster Tom Harmon he'll never return to baseball, not even if he's offered a manager's job. . .The way is being cleared for Peggie Castle to wed assistant director Bill McGarry. the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Precautions should be taken by the writer of today's first letter! Q—What should I expect from a dog bite? I was bitten in the leg by a dog a couple of days ago. It did not bleed much, and I am worried about rabies. How long do 1 Sometimes attempts are made to I have to wait before I know for sure that I will not get rabies from the bite? Mrs. F. C. A—When a person has been bitten by a dog he should- get immediate medical attention and identify and report the dog responsible. The dog must be kept falling of the uterus and whether there is anything which can be done to strengthen it to keep it in place. Mrs. P. A—The answer depends on the degree of, prolapse or falling. help the situation by mechanical means; sometimes nothing has to be done: and sometimes an operation is indicated. Q—I have been losing my sense of balance the last few years. I cannot get up in a chair or go •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Ambitious Contract Makable at Times Perhaps South's contract in today's hand was a bit ambitious. A conservative player might have stopped at three spades. The game contract was, however, rnakable. West opened the three of clubs and a low club was played from under observation to make sure it j up and down steps unless I hang does not have rabies. j on or hold on tight and pull my- There is no adequate treatment! self up or hold myself back as for rabies once it has developed: the case may -be. Some people the time between the bite and the appearance of the disease is likely think it is my imagination. I cannot do any part-time work because to be weeks in length. Progress is | if I have to travel on buses or being made in many communities I other forms of transportation I in controlling and eliminating rabies in dogs. Q—What is the advisability of swimming during the menstrual period? T. P. A—Aside from the esthetic factor, menstruation need not limit any form of bathing, except when the flow is profuse. Chilling or overheating should be avoided. Q—My husband, who is now 38, has had a heart condition since he was in his teens. This was called a mitral stenosis. Recently, after a chest survey and X-ray, nothing was said of the heart condition. Is it possible that this means his heart trouble has improved? Mrs. E. A—An X-ray probably would not show any evidence, of mitral ste- nosis which is quite likely still present. You should urge your husband to stay under the care of a good physician and see him from time to time, since in this way he may avoid future difficulty. -—Please say something about cannot move fast enough in this fast moving world of today. What do you think? Mrs. M. A—This sounds like a definite organic disease and your friends and family should not attribute your difficulties to your imagination. I should suggest that you see a diagnostician or nerve specialist to find out what is causing your distressing difficulty and to see if something cannot be done to at least ii.lieve it. Q—Does a woman with only one good ovary produce children all of the same sex? ' E. T. A—No. The sex of a child is determined by qualities present in the spermatozoa of the male partner. FHA OFFICIAL Clyde Powell, who was questioned in connection with the revelations of exorbitant profits and shady deals in the housing program, refused to answer senator's questions on grounds of; possible sc'.f-incrimir.ntlon. Ahah— < a Fifth Amendment Capitalist.— Charlotte (N. C.) Newt. WEST NORTH (D) 15 4 AK6 * A 109763 • 63 4k A8 EAST 4kQ93 1TKJ84 • K 1087 4107532 *K96 North 1 V 2V Pass SOUTH A108742 VQ • AJ92 *QJ4 Neither side vul East South West Pass 1 A Pass 2 N.T Pass 44 Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 3 the dummy. Eas twon with the king of clubs and returned a diamond. South went up with the ace of diamonds and hastened to lead a club to dummy's ace. He then nook the ace of hearts, ruffed a heart in his hand, and cashed the queen of clubs in order to discard the losing diamond from the dummy. It was a fine idea to discard this loser from the dummy, but there was no need for such unseemly haste. South was no longer in position to bring in dummy's long heart suit, and the contrnct was —-v deemed to f-'lure. South saw thftt it would do Ivm no good to draw two rounds of irumps and then ruff another heart. Even if the hearts broke 'avorably, he would be unable to jet back in dummy to cash the : est of the heart suit. South there- ore drew only one trump and ruff- id another heart in his hand. West overruffed, and returned a ow diamond. South struggled on by ruffing in dummy and ruffing another heart with the ten of spades, but there was nothing more to do. He then led his last trump to dummy, hoping that both missing trumps would drop. They didn't, of course, and the contract was defeated, South could have made his contract if he hadn't been in such a hurry to discard the losing diamond from the dummy. The correct line of play is to win the ace of diamonds at the second trick, take the ace of hearts and ruff a heart immediately, cash both of dummy's top trumps, and ruff another heart. Now South leads a club to dummy's ace and ruffs a low heart for the third time. Only at this point can South afford to cash the queen of clubs and discard the losing diamond from dummy. This is declarer's ninth trick. He ruffs a diamond in dummy, and that ruff gives him his tenth trick. Judy Holliday and Jack Lemmon, as husband and wife, were rehearsing a quarrel scene for Columbia's "Phffft."— "You're really annoyed with Jack," explained Director Mark Robson. "He's left his clothes on the floor, burned a hole in a tablecloth and flicked cigaret ashes into his coffee cup." Observed Lemmon: "It's obviout you've been talking to Mrs. Lemmon." Loretta Young's sister, Sally Blane, will be popping up soon as a TV ice-box opener, lipstick applier, hair lotion plugger and anything else in the Betty Furness line of commercial spieling. She says she prefers it to acting. Sid Miller says Liberace Is the man who found success by burning the candelabra at both ends. 75 Years Ago In Blythevilk Jack McHaney has returned from Memphis where he spent a week visiting Jay Smith. Dr. and Mr* Maja L. Skaller left yesterday for St. Louis to attend the national convention of tha American Medical Association. Miss Adele Langston, who has been employed in the National Bank of Commerce in New Orleans, has returned here to be connectedi with Langston-Wroten Company. Little Jerry Clemens got pei> feet grades on his school card, but his family displays no enthusiasm because Jerry brought home no prizes such as he gets on auiz shows. Erin Go Bragh! 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