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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, May 25, 1954
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?AGE SIT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MAY 25, 1954 THE BL YTHE VILLE COURIER NEWS TBB COURIER KIWB CO. H. W. HAINES, Publicher MARRY A HAJNE8, AMlstftnt jL A. PREDRICK5ON Editor PAUL D- HUMAN. AdvertiMQf Bolt National AdTerttain* Representative*: Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second clasi matter at the pact- office at Blyfchevtile, Arkansaa, under act of Oon- gree* October t, 1117. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 2Sc per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, 13.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile sons. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And the people repented them for Benjamin, because that the Lord had made a breach in the tribe* of IsraeL—Judres 21:15. * * * It will require more than a few hours of fasting any prayer to cast out such demons as selfishness, and unbelief. Repentance, to be of any avail, must work a change of heart and of conduct—T. L. Cuyler. Barbs Caution and care will keep fgorest fires from being as destructive as picknickers. » * * Let's tip the cops off right now that the pub- lie parks are the public's. * * « "When you start planting your garden you'll believe the report that there are more than 4,000,000 birds in America. * . » » A California woman of 87 says she wants to circle the U. 5. in a plane when she's 90. Here's hoping she's abfe to get around. « * * The lucky kids soon will be out of school—and mom will be out of luck. Full Discussion Is in Order To Change Court Make-Up * Since the time of President U. S. Grant, the number of Supreme Court Justices has been fixed at nine. But a lot of lawmakers have never forgotten that the late Franklin D. Roosevelt tried in 1937 to increase the total to 15. That memory lies behind the present proposal to amend the Constitution to fee the limit to nine. The plan, sponsored by Sen. John Marshall Butler of Maryland, already has been approved by the Senate and % must now win adoption by a two-thirds margin in the House before submission to the state legislatures. The Constitution mentions no set number of jusices. It was left to Congress to determine that. Senator Hennings, Missouri Democrat, thinks it wrong to "clutter" the Constitution with a specific figure which might some day have to be changed, if, for example, the Court takes on a greater work load. On the other hand, there seems sound reason for protecting the Court's structure against the ebb and flow of political whim. As it stands, the caprice of either Congress alone or the Executive in company with a wflling Congress can alter markedly the make-up of the tribunal. The situation was saved in 1937 only because Mr. Roosevelt packing plan aroused stiff opposition among both Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill. The story might be different another time. To be sure, nine is not a scarce number. But it has proved practible'in terms of present-day Supreme Court requirements. The figure is not so low as to impose an impossible burden of cases upon the justices. Nor is it so high as to make the Court more of an assembly, in which necessary exchange of judicial views would become an unwidely process. Thus, if the Supreme Court is to be reasonably isulated from the normal political tides, the present amendment would appear to have some validity. .There is nothing hard and fast about figure placed in the Constitution. It can be changed in >the same way it can be originally fixed. Speedy action is not of the essence where the Court in concerned. Hennings had a stronger point, however, when he/complained of the slipshod fashion in which the Senate approved the Butler amendment. After one day of hearings, the Judiciary Committee reported the measure favorably. The next day ( following the briefest debate (in which only two senators spok in full-drey style), the proposal won a 58 to 19 endorsement. ii hardly the manner a respon- sible body ought to show in seeking to modify the basic law of the land. Since the "greatest deliberative body in the world" chose not to deliberate, it is up to the House to remind the senators what they are supposed to be doing on Capitol Hill. Full discussion is in order on even the most meritious change in tre Constitution. Think It Over, Boys The prospect of a record surplus of Wheat this year underlines again the necessity for developing a sound solution to the nation's farm problems. Officials say the outlook now is for a 1954 winter and spring wheat crop of close to one billion bushels. While most postwar years have exceeded that level, it is still very high. Before 1944, only one year in U. S. history saw a billion- bushel crop. Moreover, this production will be piled on top of an expected carry-over of some 875 million bushels at the end of the "crop year" on June 30. That would push the total supply for next season above the 1953 figure—a record 1,731,500,000 bushels. It should be noted that the 1954 production showing may be achieved despite drought and a 20 percent cut in wheat acreage. Furthermore domestic consumption and export sales have been abnormally low, which ought to have discouraged output. These factors may fail to stem the flow of wheat to storage bins is principally due to- the strong offsetting encouragement of artifically maintained 90 percent of parity prices. Let the lawmakers who want those supports kept high ponder the newest flood of grain. Views of Others What About The Gids? Since we can remember, juvenile delinquency has been a problem for the law and the social order. It isn't getting any better. Most authorities think it is worse. The consensus seems to be that the delinquents are not much more numerous, but the bad ones are much more vicious. Delinquents who used to break windows now steal cars. And the car thieves are getting younger—down to 12 years of age. Vandalism is a major part of the juvenile crime, but the list also count! beatings holdups and other felonious misdeeds. The rising generation isn't going to the devil in a high-speed hack. Kids today are just as good as their predecessors— or better. As a whole, that is. But that doesn't lessen the gravity of the juvenile delinquent. Nor answer the question of what to do about it. All the millions and millions which have been spent in this country on youth improvement programs, recreation facilities and big brother enter- praises, while undoubtedly" of great usefulnes, have not stamped out this blot on social existence. Nor have such things as special police squads, curfews, stricter laws and the juvenile court system. What to do about it has become such a pre- plexing question that a Senate committee is making an investigation. We don't know, either. But we'd stake a good deal on the observation of an Albuquerque probation officer who said: "If we had a law that would haul parents into court each time their children got into jams, we might eliminate juvenile delinquency." As Police L., Harry Bailey said in Indianapolis "There was a lot of psychology in dad's right hand."—Birmingham (Ala.) Post-Herald. ncome And Outgo There is an old saying, variously put by economists and moralists for several centuries, to the general effect that "he who Spends more than he gets is on the way to beggery." There is also, of course, an occasional insouciant fellow like the one who hired an assistant at $150 a week to do all his worrying for him. "But how are you going to pay me when you only make $100 a week? asked the assistant. "That's the first thing you have to worry about," was the reply.—Christian Science Monitor. SO THEY SAY When you become 40, you should take it a little slower, work a little harder, take a little more time to think, and you will be all right.—Ex- President Truman to newsmen on his 10th birthday. * * * He (Dean Acheson) did better than yours (John Foster Dulles), and you'll have a new one (Secretary of State) before the end of the year. Democratic Chairman Mitchell to GOP Chairman Hall. * * * Merely to "outlaw" atomic weapons -would penalize those nations which observe agreements to the advantage of those who might not. This is one case where half a loaf is not better than none. —Bernard M. Baruch. * * * TOT u« to do it (Withdraw from Asia) would mean not only the low of Asia quickly, but the IOM of Europe a* well. The balance of power would b« ao upset, not on^y in manpower but in strategic resource*, that the conquest of Europe would follow.—Senate Majority Leader Knowland. ' Gosh—Here They Ar& Again" rt'••„>• T?^.^^Vvfc'^SOr™*-•*- i - rPii-.-^'-'cri-^. 1 ^ -f*?! v •-.-*• •rvV*>;-7 l "- r v..v-ji'..- > .»- --- - Ptter Edson's Washington Co/umn— WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The government is considering first aid to our sorely beset shipping and shipbuilding industries. Proposed are subsidies of approximately $200 million a year. In addition, there are numerous ncentives of inestimable value. These take the form of speeded-up depreciation tax allowances, trade- in programs and mortgage insurance. The $200 million figure is broken down this way: $85 million for operating differentials to permit U.S. ship lines to compete against foreign-flag carriers. An estimated $100 million to $110 million subsidy is to keep U. S. shipyards in operation against low-cost foreign builders. These are the highlights of the Administration's maritime policy just presented to Congress by Undersecretary of Commerce for Transportation Robert B. Murray, Jr. It represents no radical departure from the maritime policy of past administrations. The report on maritime subsidy policy filed by Secretary Murray emphasizes that the basic policy set forth in the Merchant Ship Sales Act of 1946 is sound. A complete review of martime policy has been made during the past year, however. Peacetime requirements for maintaining an American merchant marine have been correlated with the present condition of the huge 2000-ship reserve fleet now in mothballs and the possible future needs for a national defense emergency. From the general taxpayer's point of view, the most important part of this survey is that it gets the always troublesome question of subsidies right out in the open. The principle of giving "parity" to American shipbuilders and American shipping line operators on essential trade routes is endorsed. This parity is obtained by giving American shipping interests a subsidy. It equals the difference between their own costs of operation and the lower costs of foreign operators whose wage levels are much lower. This enables the American companies to compete for shipping business on an equal cost basis. The cost of U. S. ship operating subsidies has gone up sharply since the end of the war as maritime wage rates and supply prices have risen. In 1948 the annual subsidy was $17 million. This year and next it is estimated at $85 million. This includes about $60 million of actual subsidy on current operations, plus $25 million of actual subsidy on current operations, plus $25 million to help clean up a backlog of bills unpaid by the old Maritime Board during the past two years. From the passage of the Merchant Marine Act in 1936 through th eend of 1952, the U. S. government has paid out $426 million in subsidies on the construction of 247 ships. The average is over $1.7 million per ship. The total figure, however, includes $230 million, or about $2 million per ship on 116 vessels sold at reduced prices under the Ship Sales Act at the end of the war. Since the end of the war only three U. S. passenger ships—the America, the Independence and the Constitution—have been built under government subsidy. But the blan- ships being constructed under sub- ket, 50 per cent subsidy paid on these ships—particularly on the last two—has caused so much dispute that shipbuilders are not encouraged. Currently, there are no sidy in U.S. yards. The new ship construction plan which Maritime Administrator Louis B, Rothschild has now put forward calls for a long-range program of replacing all 20-year-old ships. Since over 1000 of the 1300 U. S. ships now in the active fleet were built during World War II, this would mean that they would all be replaced in 1961-65. That is too much of a load on U. S. shipyards. To even it out. it is therefore proposed to build 60 ships a year. The U. S. now has 15 coastal shipyards with 63 ways in operation. This program would keep 36,000 shipyard workers employed and provide the nucleus for rapid expansion in case a new national emergency arose. Cost of the 60-ship program is estimated at S400 million a year. Ship owners would be encouraged to build ships of their own design, for their own needs. Any extra features then added by the Navy for wartime use would be paid for by the government. If the ship subsidy could be held down to 25 or 30 per cent of total cost, as now estimated, it would be the lowest figure at which the country has ever obtained an American merchant marine for national defense. the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. The first step in the care or treatment of polio victims after the acute illness is over is to make sure that pain is relieved and the relaxation of muscle tightness is speeded. Until this is 'done, proper motion of the involved part, usually arm or leg, is impossible. The use of intelligently prescribed sedatives, heat, passive motion and especially the passage of time all work toward this end. Stimulating muscular movements must be carried out with great care. Several measures, including massage, may be necessary. Once the plan of action has been dcidd upon it is possibl to procd with th various measures necessary to bring about the greatest possible degree of muscular recovery. Muscle strength is obtained by increasing the amount of activity gradually. Exercises under water helps enormously. The water supports the limbs so that they can be moved with less effort than is necessary in the air. Walking should be begun carefully and gradually. Sometimes support with braces is advisable. In mild cases, restoring the muscles may take only a few weeks, but, in severe ones it takes much longer. The improvement often continues for a very lon'g time. Surgery, such as the lengthening of a tendon, may be desirable. Specie! kinds of apparatus can be used. The patient may be taught to develop new motions which really mean the substitution of one muscular group for another. In all of these steps, patience, care and skill are important. The results are rewarding because most of those who have been crippled can be greatly improved and eventually learn to take part in many physical activities. The spirit and ambition of the patient have much to do with the degree of eventual improvement. In these respects many victims of polio are lessons to ail of us. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Action Pays OH At Bridge Table When West opened the ace of clubs in today's hand, he didn't say a word .Since actions speak louder than words, however, let's see what this opening lead actually meant. If the ace of clubs could have spoken, it would have said: "Partner, I have decided to disregard your bidding. I know better than you do what is needed to defeat this contract." As events turned out. this would have been a very foolish speech for the ace of clubs to make. Dummy ruffed the opening lead with the king of diamonds and promptly led the queen of diamonds at the second trick. There was no way for East to stop the slam. He could take his ace of trumps, but then South was sure to get as many discards as he needed on dummy's long spades. Now let's go back to the opening load and sec why it meant a complete disregard of East's bidding. When East bid five clubs, he knew nothing that he hadn't known at his first turn. Hence he could have bid five clubs to bogin with, and he must have had a NORTH 25 4 A K Q J 6 5 V A J97 * KQ6 4 None WEST (D) EAST 41073 49 V 84 WKQ1065 4'7 4 A3 4AQJ9.853 4K10764 SOUTH 4842 • *J 10 98542 42 North-South vul. North East South 44 4* Pass 44 54 54 6 4 Pass Pass West 34 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — 4 A An opening heart lead would have defeated the slam contract. East would surely get a heart trick as well as his ace of diamonds. A COLLEGE debating society has written to a newspaper in another city asking if there isn't any way that people can argue any more without getting mad. There IA, but is doesn't make a very good television program. — Lexington Herald. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screens: Sagebrush operas, in which the hero galloped into the sunset as he strummed his guitar, aren't the only westerns marked "Gone But Not Forgotten" in Hollywood's cemetery of unmarketable movies. Even the big-spectacle hayburners, with millions of cowboys and redskins shooting it up, are on their way out, claims Producer Harry Joe Brown, "unless they have strong stories." Says Brown, a veteran of 35 years in the magic-lantern business : "Hollywood's getting away from Indians and epics of the west, and swinging over to close personal relations between people in ^westerns. A conflict between two men is more important than a 10-minute fight with screaming Indians." RITA HAYVVORTH is blaming former business manager Jackson Leighter for those rumors that she and Dick Haymes will go to Italy to make films for Rossellini. She's under exclusive contract to Columbia and the studio would lower the boom on her if she made a picture under any other banner. It's not going to help anti-Hollywood feeling in London one bit when Producer George Minter airs his beef about temperamental Movietown stars to the British Film Producers' Association. Some of the U. S. stars expected to be blasted for foot-stamping didos in London: Bette Davis, Gloria Grahame and Dana Andrews. Bette, by the way, was offered $125,000 in salary to star in ''The Story of Esther Costello." She passed the part right back to the producer when he didn't see eye- to-eye with her about the director. Bette is ready to 'resume her career, but only if there's perfection in very department. BRODERICK CRAWFORD will be the star of a telefilm series about the behind-the-scenes work of the U. S. Secret Service. Title: "Secret Service Agent." . . . Shelley Winters has organized a tele- film company for & comedy series, "Women of the World." Tomorrow." are showing up around Hollywood studios and there's celluloid interest . . . Columbia costume designer Jean Louis' Paris visit soon will include, he says, an altar march with French actress Suzanne Autier. Cecil B. DeMille's still chuckling. He asked Vanessa Brown if she could fill out the clinging, revealing Egyptian costumes in "The Ten Commandments" in the spectacular manner of Marilyn Monroe and Jane Russell. Vanessa assured him that nature hadn't short-changed her anywhere. "But look at my feet, Mr. DeMille," she's reported to have blushed. "Have you ever seen such unattractive feet?" 75 Years Ago In Blythevill* Mrs. Doyle Henderson and son, Charles, are spending several days in Ripley and Humbolt, Tenn., where they are visiting relatives and friends. Mrs. M. G. Godwin left today for Dyersburg and other points of Tennessee where ahe will visit relatives for several days. Mrs. W. F. Brewer who has been confined to her home because of 'illness is slightly improved. Pat O'Brien has dropped out as front man for a new Las Vegas hotel. But two other Hollywood- Ites, Harpo and Gummo Marx, have money in the soon-to-be-built Casablanca Hotel there. Science-fiction note: One hundred midgets will play the lunar visitors in the Johnny Weissmuller starrer, "Jungle Jim and the Moon Men." .. . The Chaplin jinx has finally caught up with Claire Bloom. She hasn't made a flicker since her James Mason co-starrer, "The Man Between," more than a year ago. reason for bidding his hearts first. East wanted chiefly to indicate •A favorable Opening lead. In this situation. East might bid a completely void suit, or he might bid an eminently leadable suit. He would not dream of bidding a shabby, unleadable suit. Amanda Blake and ABC television director Don Whitman will wed. She just completed a role in "Hajji Baba." NOW IT CAN be told that Joan Crawford has been holding the ice- bag to her classic forehead since Sterling Hayden's comment: "I've had all I want to do with working with Miss Crawford and I don't care to continue the contract." When Joan heard about his barbecue of her, she directed her press agent to try to persuade him to deny that he had said it or to change the wording. But Sterling, her "Johnny Guitar" costar, refused to back down. Frank Morgan's widow. Alma, and vocal coach Werner Thiel are a buzz in Palm Springs. Her first romantic interest since Frank's death . . . The galley proofs of Lillian Roth's biography, "I'll Cry LITTLE HI- Exciting ways to travel include steamship, airplane and a bar of wet SOOD. SOME FISHERMEN catch th« most in the early morning, or after dark when they get home.—Fort Meyers (Fla.) News-Press. IT WAS CHARGED at Geneva that the United States has pursued an aggressive .policy against Red China. If this is so, closing a window in a storm constitutes agression against the rain.—Greenwood iMiss.) Commonwealth. FRANK CHODORAV, author and lecturer, has written a provocative book: "The Income Tax: Root of all Evil." He may have something if he can show there was no evil before there were income taxes.— New Orleans States. The day when wives used to meet their horne-coming husbands with their pipe and slippers has gone and instead the husband is now met with a box of tools and instructions as to the do-it-yourself program of the evening. Movie Actress Answer to Previous Puzzle) AN AMATEUR ASTRONOMER in New Orleans says he has discovered evidence that somebody has built a super highway on tie moon. If you find there Is plenty of parking space, Mister, let us know, please.-^Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. ACROSS , 1 Movie actress, Ritter 7 She is a performer 13 Deal cards anew 14 Interstice 15 The East 16 Very small (coll.) 17 Make lace 18 Appellation 20 Sorrowful 21 Written agreements 24 Lohengrin's bride 27 Jeered 31 Female ruff 33 County in North Dakota 34 Sedulous 36 Franco's nation 37 Beginner 39 Otherwise 40 Cuddled 43 Energy unit 46 Rip ' 47 Medical suffix 50 Distend 53 Clothing maker 55 Click-beetle 56 Hebrew ascetic 57 Fortifications $8 Mats again DOW1* 1 Horse's gait 2 Olympian goddess 3 Redact 4 Southern general 5 Spiritual nourishment 6Sacrificial block 7 Cotton fabrics 8 Indian (var.) 9 Scottish sbeepfold 10 Eternities 11 Pseudonym of Charles Lamb 12 Require 19 Mountains (ab.) 21 Subterranean hollow 22 Permits 23 Percolated slowly 24 Goddess of discord 25 Church fast season 26 Bristle 43 German river. 28 She is .a 44 Irritate comedienne 45 Pleased 29 Ancient Greek47 Olive genujj city 48 Mountain 30 Low sand hill (Fr.) 32 Grafted (her.) 49 Greek war go4 35 Assayers 51 Indonesian oi 38 Route (ab.) Mindanao 41 Tardier 42 Expunge 52 Number 54 D.oct

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