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Blytheville, Arkansas
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f AGE FOUR m.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, SEPT. 8, 198S THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H W. HAINES, Publisher HARHY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDKICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witraer Co., New York, Chicago, Dctiolt, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press 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 ol 50 miles, 55.00 per vear $250 for six months, $1.25 for three mc.iths; D y maii outside 50 mile zone, £12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations I went nut full, and the Lord hath brought me home again empty: why then call ye me Naomi, see the Lord hath testified against me, nml the Almighty hath afflicted me? — Ruth 1:21. * * * God washes the eyes by tears until they can behold the invisible land where tears shall come no more. — Henry Ward Beecher. Barbs The way some people let their children run wild you'd think they had thousands of them. * * * Every chcild will grasp at a straw — If you Btick It in an ice cream soda. * » * Maybe we need more early risers in this world of ours. At least they have get-up! * * * Grabbing for a meal check Indicates how Important a part you think money plays In friend- Bhlp. * • • As more and more new cars come out, more and more men are not only out, but in debt. Federal Aid Does Not Help Basic Drought Tragedy . For a long time it seemed as if the bitter lesson of the old Dust Bowl of the 1930's had been well learned. But the terrible Texas drought of 1953 shattered that notion. The memory of the black blizzards of the Thirties did burn deep with the farmers of the Southwest. They exercised a caution not seen earlier, and had ' available to them technical advice about farming practices not on hand before Dust Bowl days. But the caution vanished with World War II, which brought record demand and high prices for crops and meat products. Postwar inflation plus the Korean war did nothing to reserve the trend. Under these pressures, farmers opened new land previously kept in pasture grass, or stripped off protective plants from other soil, exposing it to the strong western winds. There are tons of thousands of acres of land in the plains areas that will make a crop if the rainfall is good. But: rain in much of these regions is erratic. Drought must be expected, even if it does not come for several years. Farming that does not take t h a t fact into account is a gamble. The magnet of high prices, plus certain population pressures westward in the plains states, led many men to take that gamble in the last decade. Now, in the serious devastation of western Texas land in 1953, the first penalty for this risk-takinjr is b e i n c paid. Only in the short run did the gamble pay off. The fields hare of crops and the cattle ranges parched in the withering sun are the jjrim and inevitable answer to that kind of farming. The R150 million voted by Connrress for relief does not, in the view of conservationists, repair the basic damage. It eases the emergency, no more, thily a long, careful program of soil rehabilitation, coupled with the most advanced conservation practices, can restore to useful output a region that fell under the powerful pressures of abnormal wartime and postwar food markets. Japan and Trade Balance Dire things were predicted for the Japanese economy when a Korean truce became certain. The war was a big prop to Japanese life. But now ittseems the fears were premature. First of all, many American troops arc still in Korea and considerable numbers may have to remain a long time. Secondly, heavy rehabilitation work Is ahead for two or three years, and Japan undoubtedly will supply a good share of (he construction materials. And, thirdly, U. S. troops will continue to he stationed in Japan proper as a defense force for at least a few years. In addition to these factors, America is helping to rearm Japan and U. S. assistance to Indo-China and other Southeast Asian lands will produce strong economic ripples in the Japanese islands. All this activity buys time for the Japanese. But it ought not to blind them to the fact that they are importing much more than they export, and that the day of reckoning cannot he put off forever. They should he using this period of grace to develop new foreign markets, increase industrial efficiency and otherwise prepare for bringing their trade into more effective balance. Farmers' Voice Heard Campaigning last year, President Eisenhower told farmers he believed they were tired of having their farms "managed" from Washington. He proposed to free them of many controls. Secretary of Agriculture Benson sounded the same theme this year, suggesting established farm price supports ought to be "disaster insurance" instead of a year-in-year-out policy. Recently the wheat farmers, one important segment of the big farm vote, had a chance to express their views on this issue. The question was simple: Whether farmers would accept marketing quotas on the 1954 wheat crop in exchange for continued high government support prices. Some 87 per cent voted to take the quotas and keep high supports. It was the most resounding vote of its kind in price support history. The political meaning of it will certainly not be lost on Republican leaders from White House to county court house, as they plan how to keep control of Congress in 1954. Views of Others Luxuries and Handouts Some time ago a bus full of travellers was go- Ing from LnCiunrdla Field to New York City. As it passed through a section ol drab, barrack-like apartment structures, one ot the passengers said: "isn't it terrible for people to have to live like thilt?" ' His scat-mate looked around and replied; "I'm not so sure about that. It looks like they can all afford television sets." This conversation caused other passengers on the bus to look at the houses in question. And thoy ssiy a veritable forest of television antennas. Of course It is perfectly all right for the people occupying those New York apartment buildings, or for anybody else, to have television seta if they want them — and can pay for them. But as the bus passenger who questioned the observation of the "bleeding heart" seemed to think, people who cut) afford expensive luxuries are not proper subjectcs for sympathy. The school board of Roanoke, Vfl., going a step farther, hn.s held that such people are not propre recipients of charity. And that gets the matter on a practical basis. The Roft-noke school board has recently ruled that n television set in the home will be a measure of a family's ability to pay for Us children's lunches. Parents who can buy television sets cannot rxpcct their children to get free lunches, the school board said. We see no reason for limiting this method of determining ability to pay to the possession of TV sets. There are many other luxuries which Indicate the ability of people to pay when they want something badly enough to pay for it. Why discriminate against TV? The Idea of refusing handouts to people who can,pay for luxuries, however, is completely sound. And during the New and Fair Deal era in which many people have felt that one of their fundamental rights was the right to get handouts from government agencies there has been a great deal of giving of the taxpayers' money to people who could and did pay for luxuries of many kinds. —Chattanooga News-Free Press. SO THEY SAY Their clothing is better and there is no rationing. Food is plentiful In most big towns. — Britain's Sir Alvary Gascoigne says Russians fare better under Malenkov than under the late Joe Stalin. * * * Personally. I would still be Inclined to keep the pressure on — from a security viewpoint — until we reach a higher level of readiness and security. — Gen. Omar Bradley, retired, says economy defense program seemed to him "like coasting before you reach the top of the hill." * * * Is one out of every four wives In the city of Birmingham unfailhful to her husband? — London iBng.) Daily Sketch editorializes on Klasey report. Item—Teacher Takes Higher-Paid Truck Job COURSE CAM READ- (JSED TO BE SCHOOLTEACHER Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Increasing Limit of National Debt Appears to Be Inevitable Now WASHINGTON —(NBA)— It will be the end of September before Eisenhower administration leaders will know whether they must call a special session of Congress this fall to increase the national debt limit. If Sept. 15 income tax pay- nents are high— If new loan offerings are fully subscribed— If the adminis- Peler Edson tratlon's expense down-holding drive succeeds— If September budget estimates for the fiscal year beginning next July 1 show that government expenses can be cut further— And if no new world crisis develops requiring a large new outlay of cnsh— —Then and only then will it be possible to sny that no special session of Congress will be necessary. back and the tail properly tucked in. The big General Motors fire in Michigan mny cut tax payments considerably. The drought, crop failures and falling farm prices will also affect tax collections. Can't See Shoestring Operation The businessmen who run the executive branch of government Just can't see trying to get by on a shoestring operation. For the U. S. government to say that it was out of money and unable to pay its current bills might bring on a worse crash than 1929, and the effect would be world-wide. What has happened to bring on this crisis? Congress approved appropriations during the Korean war for a big International defense bull'a-up. The goods were ordered. They are now being delivered and hove to be paid for. Some legal experts argue that Uie .statutory debt limit — now set at $275 billion — is meaningless. When Congress made appropriations thnt required the government While President Eisenhower has lo spend more money, this provld- been viK'al.umng ill <Jtiloriu:ri nis : ed necessary authority to go over fiscal experts have been sweating the earlier debt limit. t out will] a vengeance In Washington. In spile of congressional opposition to increasing the nutional debt, limit, there now seems to be little doubt thnt the debt limit Will have to be raised. There won't be anything else to do. If- for instance—a big new cash loan Is necessary to keep Iran going. There is little inclination in the present administration to be highhanded in using any laws or going against the express wishes of Congress. The strongest voice in opposition to increasing the debt limit comes from Sen. Harry F. Byrd of Virginia. Senator Byrd was one o! those who voted against many na- AU sorts of unexpected things tlonal defense and foreign aid make it difficult for Secretary of j build-ups, and now opposes letting the Treasury George M. Humphrey | the government go further into to keep Uncle Sam's shirt on his I debt to pay for these efforts. Using the Treasury's own estimates, Senator Byrd believes the government can get by by reducing Treasury cash balances during December, January and February. In these three months the Treasury estimates the national debt may go to $277 billion — $2 billion over the legal limit. Keeps SB Billion Balance The Treasury likes to keep a working balance of about $6 billion. This is approximately what is spent every month. Senator Byrd argues that if this balance was dropned to $4 billion for these three critical winter months, the Treasury could stay within th< 5275-billion ceiling. Then when March income tax payments of about $12 billion are received, with normal expenditures of $6 billion for that month, the Treasury balance could again be built up to S6 billion or more. The way it averages out, about 80 per cent of all corporation taxes will be paid before June. This gives the government a nice surplus in the first half year, but puts it on thin diet for the second half year. Fiscal experU therefore argue that if Congress does not increase the debt limit this year, it may have to do so next year. The political advantages of Increasing the debt limit this year and getting it over with are fairly obvious. But many Republican politicians fear that any Increase in the debt limit, at any time, will be suicide for their party. The only alternative is to increase taxes ,and they can't do that. „ WriUcar,, the Doctor Says— By KUWIN , Written (or NBA Service P. JORDAN, M.D. High blood pressure, or hyper- :ension. is not caused by .single disease. The most important problem to decide, if possible, what is the particular cause in pai-h individual case and what can be done about it. In many cases, unfortu- lately, the origin of Iho Irish blood procure is not known or cannot traced. Even for such kinds of hypertension, recent developments in treatment offer promise for at least some patients. For example, some patients hnve been given a diet 'rom which not only the sodium contained in salt is removed, but most of the sodium in the other foods. The low-sodium diet is rather complicated to prepare and is not loo Insly, but good results in brini;- lilB about a drop in blond pressure have been reported. This treatment certainly will not answer the entire question of hypcvteiv,um, but at least the use of "low-sail, low- sodium" diets in certain eases is valuable. The so-called rice diet is one of these low-sodium diets. The use of tissue extracts is another promising line of attack. An operation called sympathectomy, in which certain nerves in the back near the spine are cut. lias nlso been used. After these nerve? are sevjred the blood vessels expand and are able to carry more blood and the blood pressure '.s lowered. Used For Years This iiirm ot treatment IMS now been in use for selected patients for a good many years anil seems to be of real value. It is nut suitable for all patients with hypertension. One form of essential hypertension Is known as "malignant" he- cause in a few weeks or months it may progress so rapidly as to cause irreparable damage. In this variety of high blood pie:, ,111 e the most active measures are ncces- •ary without Ui* Unit delay. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Takes Expert to Play This Hand By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service There are said to be some 30 million bridge players in this country, but only a few thousand WEST V J 10!) 7 * 1075 * A 3 5 •! Smith 1 A 4* NORTH 5 A9854 V432 * K96 + KQ2 EAST A AK VQ85 « .18-12 4. 10963 SOUTH (D) *QJ 1073 V A K 6 * A Q 3 *J7 North-South vul. West North East Pa?s 2 A Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V J vent the loss of two trumps, a heart and a club. It is really quite easy for South to see this all coming, and he should therefore make plans to prevent it. The only way to avoid the loss of a heart trick Is to establish dummy's clubs immediately in order to obtain a discard. South therefore wins the first trick with the king of hearts and immediately returns the japk of clubs. West takes the ace of clubs and leads another heart, forcing out South's ace. Now South leads a club to dummy and gets rid of his losing heart on dummy's extra club. (If West has refused the first club trick, South can get to dummy with the king of diamonds in order to obtain his discard on the third club.) Only after South has discarded his losing heart can he afford to lead a trump. of them would make the correct play in today's hand. The average player's first stop, when he Is de- elarer, is to drnw trumps. Perhaps 50 million Frenchmen can't be wrong, but 30 million bridge players certainly can. When West opens the jack of hearts, South cannot afford to lead even a single trump. If he does, Knst will take the king of trumpl and lead another heart. This takes awny South's remaining high ueirt, and now South cannot pr«- Nationalists Have Plan for Red Control TAIPEH I/P) — The Chinese Nationalist cabinet has decreed a. chain guarantee system aimed at nipping Communist influences In the bud. The order applies to all government agencies, the armed forces, schools factories, mines and other establishments. Under the new plan, groups of three or more persons have to guarantee other groups of the same size within the same organization. Should Communist or other subversive elements be discovered within any group, the guarantors will be liable to punishment. The system was devised ^as part of the continuing war in Free China against activities of Communist agents. Courtesy Reaps Rewards RALEIGH, N. C. UV — Courtesy Is the watchword lor motorists licrc The reason: The police department nwnrc's tree l'-b-tre tickets to motorists observed rendering courttoiu »cti. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) —European Round-up: Jackie Laugherty, last year's Miss U. S. A. Is madder than a wet henNibout reports of a rift with Guy Mitchell and has joined him in Glasgow, Scotland. .. British star Patricia Roc, familiar to every TV fan who looks at old British movies, has separated from her husband. Andre Thomas, In London. . . Insiders in London vow that it was the objections of James Hanson's parents, very social and all that, to Audrey Hepburn as a daughter-in-law that scuttled Audrey's engagement . . . Reason for the British rumors of a split between Sonja Henie and Winthrop Gardiner was the Ice skating star's chartered plane trips to Parts to see Claude Terrail. owner of swank Tour d'Argent restaurant, and Ter- rail's flying trips to London to see Sonja. Joan Crawford has only to deny it, but the grapevine is spelling out secret meetings with Greg Bautzer, once her big moment. Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are dead serious about a film to be made partly In London, partly In Home .A satire on "Ben Hur" and "Quo Vadis," with a hokedup char- lot race for a smash finish. The title: "Ben His." Joanne Dru's sighs have relief spelled all over them. Medicos gave John Ireland a thorough checkup after his alarming dizzy spells and loss of equilibrium, and decided that it was just overwork. "Net Profit" A new boat in the harbor, named "Big Expense," carries a tiny shore boat labeled, "Net Profit." An addition to other yachting whimsy such as boats named "Mama's Mink" and "Dad's Cad." Best stanzas In Loretta Young's telefilm series, "Letter to Lovetta," will be strung together as a feature film for European showings. The same with the funniest of Ann Sothern's "Private Secretary" episodes. Ann, by the way, was given a perfect bill of health following medical checkup at Palo Alto. Pier Angell is wearing a ring that appeared just a few days after Kirk Douglas flew to London from Rome to be with her on her birthday. Corinne Calvet gets Jimmy Stewart in the final close-up in "The Far Country" and the French pastry is saying, '"ot Ziggedee." She's been losing the boys to other beauties lately. .. Richard Greene and Faith Brook, dive's daughter, are both in London, but pals are guessing thnt they won't get married after all. Hollywood meow-meow girls who have caught an early Gina Lolla- brigida film, "The White Line," at a local art house vow that the Lollabrigida nose isn't the same now as it was then. Channel Crossers Just as Gregory Peck left London to star in "Night People" in Germany, Hildegarde Neff. who had been in Germany, arrived in London for the premier of her picture, "The Sinner." Film screens the size of Rhode Island and' 3-D aren't the life-saving glucose for the movie industry's anemic veins. Producer Stanley Kramer is the gent with a new idea that might help — cross casting. Cross casting is assigning a star a role diametrically opposed to the type he's been playing most of his career. Kramer's of the opinion that Hollywood could do with more Juggling around of its Lanas and Tyrones. He's cross-cast to the point of controversy in "The Caine Mutiny" by giving Van Johnson the role of Willie Keith and Fred MacMurray the part of Keefer. He explains: "Times are more demanding today. You have to come up with a flair. Big screens and 3-D aren't enough to keep the customers happy," Hmmm. Marilyn Monroe in "Little Women"? Bitterest censorship fight since "The Moon Is Blue" was touched off by the Gary Cooper-Barbara Stanwyck - Ruth Roman starrer, "Blowing Wild." Producer Milton Sperling won most of the Way in the tussle with the scissors wielders. Carla Belenda. the Howard Hughes discovery who recently left RKO, has turned writer. She's finished the screenplay of "Tha Russ Columbo Story," — on speculation — and adaptation of Sir Walter Scott's "Anne of Geier- stein" and an original titled, "Michele." "Biff Baker, U. S. A." will go before the cameras again in the fall, for a second go-around as TV fare. But there will be a new Mr. and Mrs. B. B. Alan Hale, Jr., and Randy Stuart are out of the cast. Ruth Chatterton, one of Hollywood's all-time greats, has a new novel due in September. It's titled "The Betrayers," and is set against the background of Washington, D. C. Ruth's first novel, "Homeward Borne," bought by Columbia for Margaret Sullavan, hai never been filmed. Steve Cochran's due back from Europe soon and there's a good chance he will replace Howard Duff as the star of Ida Lupino'i "The Story of a Cop." RKO will release "Decameron Nights," the Joan Pontaine-Louli Jourdan costarrer filmed in Spain. The censors have snipped a lot of Bocaccio's naughtiness out of the picture, though. 15 Years Ago In B/yi/ier/7/e— Mr. and Mrs. John Wslden and son, Bob, have returned from Waterproof, La., where they have been visiting relatives. Mrs. S. Jiedel returned home yesterday from the Memphis Baptist hospital where she underwent an operation three weeks ago. Mrs. B. A. .Lynch entertained with a tea for 150 guests at her home complimenting Miss Jeanette Lich- tenstcin, fiancee of Bert Lynch, Jr. She was assisted in entertaining by Mrs. Rodney Bannister, Mrs. J. A. Leech, Mrs- Harry W. Haines, Misses Martha Ann Lynch, Patty Shane, Betty McCutchen, Mildred Lou Hubbard, Alta Mae Garlington, Mrs. Cecil Shane, Mrs. J. Loul» Cherry and Mrs. A. Conway. Since there are a lot of both, Arch Nearbrite says he wonders who suffers the most—a Republican with the ideas of a Democrat or a Democrat -who thinks like a Republican. Andorran Amble Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Andorra is one of the 's smallest countries 6 raisinj is its principal industry 11 Princes 13 Virtuous 14 Motive 15 Prayer 16 Type of fur 17 Soften in temper 18 Old English law (ab.) 19 Female sheep 20 Ache 23 Gibbon 25 Challenge 29 Girl's name 30 College degree 31 Heart 32 Still 33 Symbol for iron 34 Worm 35 Cease 37 Winglike part 39 Allowance for waste 40 Legal point 42 Route (ab.) 44 Meal 47 Coiner 51 Girl's name 52 Salad herb J3 Failed to hit 54 Transferred by deed 55 Facilitates 56 Attire DOWN 1 Existed 3 Measure of 4 Injury 6 Molelike mammal 7 Greeted 8 Essential being 9 Famous English schoo!21The dill 39 Offer 10 Confined 22 Preposition 41 Hirelings 12 Caustic 24 Son of Adam 43 Pronged 13 Tool for 26 Maple genus 44 Shout (obs.) coring fruit 27 Flower (pi.) 28 Formerly 20 It tribute 33 Refrained to France and from food the Spanish 36 Laud Bishop of Urge! 45 Pen nnme df Charles Lamb 46 Go by 48 Ocean „„ movement 38 Provided \vilh49 Nights before weapons 50 Communists W

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