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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 7, 1953
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PAGE TOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPT. T, 1953 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURI12R NEWS CO H. W, HAINB8, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, AwlsUnt Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallaci Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detiolt, Atl»nt«, Memphis. entered as second cl»sj matter at the po«t- offlw at Blytheville, Arkansa*. under act o( Con- grew, October >• 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any mburban town where carrier service is maintained, 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, J5.00 per vear $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside SO mile none, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And let the ptuce of God rule in your hearts, to the -which also ye art tilled In one body; and be ye thankful. — ColoMiani 3:15. * * * Perhaps when the light of heaven shows us clearly the pitfalls and dangers of the earth road that Jed to the heavenly city, our sweetest songs of gratitude will be not for the troubles we have conquered, but for those we have escaped. — Amelia Barr. Barbs Once there was a tourist who said he was going to start out at five a.m. the next morning — and did. » * * A new ipeclei of mmqulto hai been discovered by KlentUtt — and we don't w»nt to hear any more about it. * * * We've read about gold bricks, but never believed anything until we heard about builders' estimates on a new home. * * * Some of the roost uneasy headi live on Easy atreet. * * * It's » tough break for the pessimist when there is not enough trouble to go around. Pretty Hard to Alibi U. S. School teacher Shortage It's customary at this time of year to extend a cheery welcome to the millions of American youngsters trooping back to school. But we'll have to be careful how far we.go when we start ticking off the "glorious privileges" these young people will enjoy. In the first place, some SO million, a record enrollment, will pour through the opening school doors this fall. About six million of these will study in buildings rated firetraps. Countless others will work in trailers, stores, bowling alleys, tool sheds, and similar makeshift surroundings. Naturally, the good classrooms Will be packed to the rafters. Many students will study in shifts, with some beginning in the afternoon hours. This is a pretty old story in some sections. But, generally speaking, the 1953 prospect for overcrowding is without precedent. .Total enrollment will surpass last year's by 1,600,000, with most new students adding to the already mountainous burden in the elementary grades. This deluge is no surprise. Anyone who watched the tremendous birth rotes in the years right after World War II knew ic was coming. And yet America's schools are largely unprepared to cope with it. The U. S. Commissioner of Education, Lee Thurston, estimates that the elementary schools alone are short 70,000 teachers. Teachers are actually leaving the profession, usually to take better paying jobs, faster than the colleges can train new ones. Probably millions of students are taught by instructors whose training falls short of standard. New school construction is far behind the need. Much of the population growth has been in city suburbs, where tax revenues in many cases have been inadequate to provide necessary facilities. Here and there, oddly, some older city schools are half-deserted, as result of people moving out or the mere aging of the residents and the loss of school-age children. But even the city schools are usually packed. In some places there's been no new city school construction for 10 or 15 years. The Office of Education says 42 per cent of the schools are 30 years old or more, and 17 per cent are over 50. We need 325,000 new classrooms right now, and by 1960 may need 700,000. And the teachen must be supplied to go with this expansion. Thurston says the sole answer Is for the country to spend more money on education. Education expenditures today, while higher .in dollars than before, are BO per cent less than they were in 1933, when measured ns a percentage of our national income. In other words, even in depression times, we spent more of America's total substance on schooling than we do now. Such a comparison makes our present showing look pretty pale. It would be rather hard for any of us to come up with a good alibi. And it's the kids who are suffering. Who's Crazy? In Chicago, state officials uncovered a bookie establishment being masterminded by a patient in a mental hospital. Evidently the enterprising patient had been taking bets from other patients. And a number of hospital employes and a physician were involved A fair number of psychiatrists probably would say that these avid horseplayers were like most of those on t h e outside, only a little more so. Dig those crazy horse-players! Views of Others Pol Purdue University's famous Opinion Panel has a good reputation for objective research. Recently it announced the findings of a poll which was conducted to determine what youths of high school age think about freedom. The results, partly as follows, are hair-raising: 58 per cent agree the police are justified In giving a prisoner the "third degree" to make him talk. 32 per cent said that persons who refuse to testify against themselves should be made to talk or be severely punished. 25 per cent would deny the right of people to assemble peacefully. 45 per cent, a minority, say newspapers should be allowed to print anything except military secrets. 15 per cent would deny a criminal the right to counsel. Where the youths stood on the right, or lack of right, of a government to seize property without Just compensation we do not know. All of these things, however, are protected by the Bill of Rights. Are the Constitution and its Bill of Rights ever studied by the far less than half of the pop ulntlon which completes high school training? How many of this minority, anyway, would know the Bill of Rights If they met It in broad daylight? —Asheville (N.C.) Citizen. The Jet Age An item in the news recently told the story ol a naval pilot who crosled the country, coast-to- coast, twice in one day. According to the story, the speedy pilot breakfasted in Norfolk, Virginia, lunched in SanDiego, California, and dined again that night in Norfolk. He traveled to the West coast in a Cougar Jet and returned in a Skynlte Jet. He made two stops on the first trip and stopped once on the return trip. Thus he flew about 5,000 miles in less than twelve hours. The achievement is a forerunner of what ordinary airline passengers may be experiencing in a lew years, when jet transports are put into coast-to-coast operation. If the flight of the naval pilot Is an accurate forecast of things to come, there is no reason to doubt that Jet transports will make it possible for business men to eat both breakfast and dinner on the East Coast, while filling a luncheon engagement on the West coast. Such a thing seems fantastic, both from the standpoint of time and expense ^- but no more fantastic than the everyday operations of present day air travel would have seemed only a few years ago. Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. Atomic Industry It is obvious that if atomic power Is to be used to increase the standard of living and bring the blessings of cheap power to millions, civilian Industry must be allowed to participate In its development. — Blanchester (Ohio) Star-Republican. SO THEY SAY There can be no freedom in a country where the press cannot speak freely. — Tom Wallace, editor emeritus of the Louisville (Ky.) Times. * * * He (President Elsenhower) is surrounded by people who don't understand how to meet the needs of the people.—CIO President Walter Reuther. * + * At this season of the year one weed patch at an Intersection can make an entire year's "City Beautiful" campaign look like 30 cents to a passing motorist from some other state. — Oklahoma City Oklahoman. * * * When a man is chcargcd with blgnmy; why doesn't he plead Insanity? That would sound 10 logical. — KIngsport (Tcnn.) Timei. Grove Responsibility Peter Idson's Washington Column — Trend in Washington Shown In Appointment to Commission WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The jest example of the change that is .aking place in Washington is personified by the appointment of ex~ Congressman John W. ' Gwynne, Iowa Republican, t o succeed Stephen J. Spingarn as a member of the Federal Trade Commission. The change will take place Sept. 25, when Splngnrn's Peter Edson term , expires. }Wynne's appointment by Presi- ient Eisenhower has been con- irmed by the Senate. The shift here is from an ex- i-emely liberal young New Dealer o an older ultraconservntive^ Spin- am, a Democrat, Is 45. Gwynne . is 64. The two have only one thing in common. Both were educated as lawyers. In the 14 years that Representative LIwynne was tn Congress — from 1934 to 1948 — he piled up a record that left no doubt as to where he stood. He faithfu''v represented his domlnantly Republican district of 14 counties mound Waterloo, which was his home. The Gwynne record is perhaps j best illustrated by his votes in the lust session o£ the 80th Republican Congress. Congressman Gwynne, voted for the GOP tax reduction bill and he voted to override President Truman's veto of that bill. The con- gressman voted against extension of rent controls. He voted against repeal of the federal tax on margarine. He voted against the Marshall Plan and a S6-billion extension of that plan. Theory on Monopolies His theory on the subject of monopolies, with which he will have a great deal to do as a federal trade commissioner, is perhaps | best summed up in this statement ' from a speech he made in Congress: "Private monopolies and government bureaucracy cannot long exist in a country and have that country remain free. Gigantic monopolies in bus'ness naturally lead to monopolies In labor unions and to great government bureaus to control both." Now Mr. Gwynne is himself about to become a member of u great bureaucracy set up to control private business monopolies from getting too powerful, and there is considerable interest as to how he will translate his philosophy into commission votes. Retiring Commissioner Spingarn came into government service in 1934. The contrast in the two careers could not be greater. Spingarn's first job was as an attorney in the Treasury Department, where he worked until the war broke out. He was in Fifth Army Counter-intelligence Corps for four years, winning Legion of Merit and Bronze Star with valor ribbon. Worked In Treasury He returned to the Treasury as an assistant general counsel for three years. Then he was transferred to the White House as an assistant general counsel. Later he became an administrative assistant to President Truman until appointed a federal trade commissioner in 1950. As a commissioner, Spingarn kicked up his biggest fuss in 1952 when he accused major U. S. oi companies oi conducing a bitter propaganda campaign in 67 foreign countries against the FTC report on the existence of an alleged international oil cartel. Throughout his career on FTC Commissioner Spingarn waged war on the lobbies of special interests which he said were seeking to tear down the authority of government regulatory agencies acting as courts on business and fair-trade practices. Commissioner Spingarn's replacement by Commissioner Gwynne next month will give the five-member FTC a Republican majority of three as opposed to two remaining Democrats. The Democrats are the former FTC Chairman ex-New York Sen. James M. Mead and Albert C. Car- •etta. The Republicans will be the new Chairman Thomas F. Howrey, Lowell B. Mason and Mr. Gwynne. Commissioner Mason has in the past been just as much of a stormy petrel as Commissioner Spingarn, but on the opposite side of most arguments. Chairman Howrey's statements thus far have shared the Mason views against overreg- ulation of business by FTC. Ertkine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Despite all th« Pollyanna talk, Donald O'Connor is far from being: on the sunny side of the street healthwlse. It was when his medics reported that they couldn't reduce his persistent high fever that Paramount decided to replace him with Danny Kaye in the new Bing Crosby picture, "White Christmas." The we-love-to-guess set fell on its collective face when gorgeous Joan Tyler and producer Bert Priedlob showed up together at the Beverly Hills Luau. But Joan's not the reason for Eleanor Parker's rift with Frledlob. Bralny-as-she-is-gorgeous Vanessa Brown, following in the footsteps of dolls like Ruth Chatterton. Ruth Gordon and Patsy Ruth Miller who have made a splash In the literary world, has decided to let Broadway see her first play, 'Europa and the Bull," this winter. Kirk Douglas and Barry Sullivan have already been approached to play the male leads. The play is a modern version of the Europa legend. Vanessa is chuckling: 'Funny thing about writing a play is that I was afraid it would start all that talk about my brains again. That hurt me in Hollywood. But since the news came out that I'm a playwright, I'm being asked to pose in my lowest-cut gowns. I'm beginning to feel like Kathleen Winsor." Scott Brady got a highball tossed in his face at a Beverly Hills nltery by the estranged wife of a movie star. The beauty threatened to call the police unless the owners invited ' Scott to leave the premises. Scott left. Not Slg-ned Peter Finch, the Australian star whom Vivien Leigh called the world's best actor next to Sir Laurence Olivier, wasn't signed by Paramount after he completed 'Elephant Walk." The reason Is eyebrow-raising. The movie boys are smartening up about exploitation ideas to sell ilms. that can be used in the smallest towni and largest cities. Talent scouts are camping on the doorstep of vivid Claudia Glass, Hollywood's top fashion model, since she dazzled a flock of producers' wives at a fur fashion show. Still No. One Jane Powell's headlines haven't hurt her with the fan-magazine readers. She's still No. One on the Motion Picture Magazine popularity poll. Bob Wagner leads the men, with Tony Curtis in second spot. the Doctor Says— WriUe» lor NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Inability to hold the urine at night, commonly called bedwetting and medically called enuresis, is normal during the first year or two of lite. However, when control of the urine during sleep is not mastered by the time a child is about a year and a half old, or if bed- wetting develops later on in life after being absent for several years, it callses a great deal of emotional distress as well as physical discomfort. There are some definite nerve conditions and a few diseases of the urinary tract Itself occasionally responsible, but the vast majority of older youngsters who suffer from bed-wetting seem to be In perfect physical health. If no physical cause is found, cnuresis becomes largely a psychological problem. In some cases lontinued bed-wetting appears to be the result of ft sort of resent- nent usually directed towards the parents. Physical punishment is certainly not the answer to the problem. The fact that cnuresis almost invariably occurs during sleep Indicates that It Is not done purposely and therefore punishment would not be of the sllghest benefit. From the practical standpoint, what can be done for bed-wetting? In some cases the aid of a psychiatrist should be obtained with the aim of getting at the basic mental cause. In some rases, however, more simple methods may suffice to help «. youngster to Rot over this unfortunate habit. It is usually advisable to cut oul fluids of all kinds ns much as possible after 3 or 4 o'clock In the afternoon. If the time of enuresis Is about the same night nftcr night, It is possible to wake the youngster up or set. an alarm clock an hour or so beforehand. Recently, a group of 12 victims of chronic tnureiis at night, In whom any physical cause had been eliminated, were treated by being wakened immediately after the beginning of urination by automatic electric alarm. The purpose of this was to try to train them to wake up instead of to urinate whenever the pressure on the bladder increased. Learned to Sleep The difficulty was stopped in 38 to sleep through the entire night, of the 42 and most of them learned This, then, is another method which may be helpful in conquering this disturbing condition. It has been claimed that three psychological reasons are most important: The first is that the youngster has not yet grown up with reference to water control; the second is that subconsciously the youngster wishes to return to or remain in the rather protected and irresponsible state of infancy instead of assuming the normal difficulties of his or her age. Finally, there is the point which has been previously mentioned, namely that there is subconscious resentment against the parents because they have been too critical or have otherwise frustrated the youngster. Distress Call BLACKWELL. Oklfl. Ml — Blackwell City Attorney Bruce Potter was nearly unnerved by a tiny Edmond, Okla., resident. Potter and City Clerk Carl Randall were driving to Oklahoma City. As they passed through Edmond they heard desperate cries of "help, help, help!" It sounded like a little girl's voice. Potter brought the car t 0 ' * screeching halt and looked wildly around, asking, "I didn't hit anyone, did T, Carl?" There was no one In sight — but Randall spotted a parrot on a line near the street, continuing iu distress call. e JACOBY ON BRIDGE Figuring This Raise Is Really Difficult By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Nobody has ever discovered where North found his raise to three spades in the hand shown today. He thought that two spades was a decided under-bid and hoped that the double raise would spur WEST *74 y 9864 • 96532 + 52 North 1 + 3 A Pass Pass NORTH (D) 7 AK963 4> Q10 + AKJ1094 EAST AS VK J 1073 » AK84 + 873 SOUTH A AQJ 10.52 VAQ2 f J7 + Q6 Both sides vul. East South 1» 1* Pass 6 A Double Pass West Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—,«> 3 his parlner on to game but would not cause him to consider a slam. North guessed wrong, since South did decide to bid a slam, was a bad slam contract, to be sure, but South would have marie 13 tricks against nny opening lead but a diamond. As it happened, East was able to signal for R diamond lead by doubling the slum. Some experts Follow the understanding that ft .5lam double calls for a lend in the first suit bid by the dummy. This Is better than no slam double ••onventlon altogether, but, It isn't flexible enough. A better rule is that the doubla of * slim auks your To tee-off the hew Martin Lews comedy, "The Caddy," and give exhibitors a blueprint to go by in their own cities, Paramount staged a Hollywood press prevew with ,a giveaway angle. After Harry Basler demonstrated a golf gadget, Harry Cooper, another golf pro, drove golf balls into the audience. The lucky catchers were given golf equipment. Exhibitors have often. complained that Hollywood provided them with exploitation ideas that were too difficult. There are golfers everywhere, so here's a gimmick to lure customers to theaters partner to make an unusual lead. If East had not doubled. West would have led hearts, his partner's bid suit. Since the double called for an unusual lead, West had to choose between diamonds and clubs. (A slam double never calls for the opening lead of a trump, since this Is almost Invariably the worst possible lead against a slam.) West reasoned that his partner would not double for a club lead If he had high clubs; he could afford to wait and get his club tricks later on. It was very unlikely that East was" void of clubs, particularly since East had overcalled with one heart instead of making a takeout double _ of one club. Since all the evidence was against a club lead, West quite properly opened a diamond. This enabled East to take two tricks and thus defeat the slam before declarer could get started. Gremlins Cause Electrical Mixup ELKHORN CITY, Ky. W) — Fiery gremlins skipping across power lines gave the Little Beaver Creek community a shock it will long remember. Unexplained electrical disturbances caused this havoc: Herby Sloan's furnace caught fire from the electrical circuit and Sloane needed hospital care for burns suffered when he tried to turn off the stoker. Luther Salyers' television set broke out in flames. He put them out, helped Sloane with his difficulties and then learned his own furnace had caught fire. A store building was ignited by the mysterious hot wires. Fluorescent fires shot up around, the utility pole ground wires. Later, everything was all right, but residents Were reluctant to touch anything electric for several hours. Hospital Benefits BECKLEY, W. Va. W — Construction of a hospital by the United Mine Workers Welfare and Retirement Fund at nearby stanaford is benefitting the coal diggers in more ways than one. The construction company reports that most of the men seeking construction Work are unemployed coal miners. Valuable Trash HOLDENVILLE, Okla. W) — Boys, playing on a downtown street corner, upset a trash receptacle and an official-looking letter popped out containing a $2,134, check. District School Superintendent W. W. Graham, red faced, explained he gave the letter to his 13-year- old daughter to mall, and she apparently mistook the dark green receptacle for a dark green mail box. 75 Years Ago In BlythcYille — Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Reglnold and Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hale entertained a party of 12 at a fish fry last night on the banks of the Mississippi River. Judge G. E. Keck returned yesterday from Wynn where he has been holding circuit court. His wife Is spending so much time at the shooting gallery, knocking over ducks with • rifle, that Joe Parks is begin- liinj to get a little worried. School Days Answer to Previout Puzzle ACROSS 1 Writing tool 4 Beport 8 Arithmetic (coll.) 12 Studied in geology 13 Medley 14 "Essays of " in English Literature 15 Excavate 16 Foreign 18 Parts of year 20 Grind leeth 21 Pitch 22 Lampreys : 24 Studied in I geography . 26 Italian city , 27 Pronoun 30 Afternoon parties 32 Grammatical gender 34 Ship parts 35 Coven with metal plates 36 Worm 37 Former Socialist, Eugene 39 Piece of statuary 40 Subterfuge 41 Encountered 42 Come In 45 Showed contempt 49 One who scatters . SI Greek letter 52 Wings In Latin i 53 Opera for music study 54 Total In arithmetic 56 Pare 57 Drink slowly DOWN 1 Seed vessels 2 Great Lak< 3 Used In photography study 4 Studied In art class 5 Wolfhound 23 Heating „ „ „ devices 6 Washes Iightly24 Otherwise 7 Canine 8 Intends 9 Seaweed 10 Cravats 11 Meat dish 17 Less attractive 19 Sounder 'mentally 25 Soaks flax 26 Donkeys 21 Obesity 38 Girl's nickname 40 Drive back 41 Ethical 42 Kind of cheese 43 Egyptian river 28 Belonging to 44 Former that girl 29 Formerly 31 Last Russian ruler 46 Grant 47 Toiletry case 33 Dark reddish- 48 Moist brown 50 Knock

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