The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on September 8, 1953 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 8, 1953
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FOUR (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESftAY, SEPT. 8, 1958 1HE BLVTHEV1L.LE COURIEK NEW? THIi COURIER NEWS CO. II W. HAINE8, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager eolt National Advertising Representatives: WalUct Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, DetloIt, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Contress, October ». 1917. Member oJ The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ay carrier In the city of Blythovllls or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. Bv mall, within a radius ot 50 miles, $5.00 per vear S250 for six months, *1.25 for three months; by m'ii outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And the chcllctren ot Israel repented them tor Benjamin their brother, and said, There Is one tribe cut off from Israel this day. - Judges 11:6. » * * Of all acts of man, repentance is the most divine. The greatest of all faults is to be conscious of none. — Thomas Carlyle. Barbs Summer is always when more and more people see red — the sunburn on their friends. * * * Anyone prefer* » boost to a boast from any- •M. * * « A nice gwd«n oft«n «howi that mom his a irwa thumb, and newly painted screens showi dad hu. * * * D«Bt kick »b™t not flndinf "«hmi worm*. Think «* Siberia — lh« toil freeiei 65 feet dow*. * * * K you w»n* to «nd out if there are splinter* in *• ladder to success, Just try sliding down. Auto Plant Fire Points Up Centralization Danger At Livonia, Michigan, on the out- gklrti of Detroit, He the charred and twisted ruins of a g^eat factory. The completeness of ita destruction by fire should make every American think hard about his safety in « possible A-bomb and H-bomb war. It happens that the Livonia plant of General Motors is the sole manufacturing source of a particular kind of automatic transmission used in three GM cars and licensed for use by four independent automakers. You might say: "Okay, so there'11-be no cars produced with that transmission for a while. Is that so tragic? They can still turn out cars with other types of transmission, can't they?" But the point is that hydromatic transmissions were also being made for American tanks. The lesson of Livonia is that sticl) a vital output would be wiped out at a single stroke, with replacement virtually impossible in less than three months. Imagine what that would mean in a war. Luckily, the Army was also making hydromatics at another factory. .• The figures on Livonia are shattering, if in each instance you make a mental translation from automatic passenger car transmissions to tank transmissions or something similar. All production of the automatic shift stopped with the fire. There was no reserve capacity anywhere else in America. Because of that, the industry may turn out 300,000 fewer cars tin's year — a sales loss of about $750 million. Just to keep a token supply of its affected models in the market, GM is frantically re-designing cars to take other automatic shifts and old-style manual transmissions. Other users have the same problem. Meanwhile, GM is desperately salvaging- what it can from the wreckage of GOOO machine tools in the Livonia factory, ordering new machinery and planning a new plant lay-out in a large leased area of the Kaiser Willow Run plant. But again, suppose it were wartime. The rush demand for tools would already be overwhelming, and plant space would be crammed to the last inch. Any production restored in the affected lines'probably will not be a net gain, since the substitute transmissions will mostly be taken from other cars and their output will be correspondingly reduced. Remember, all this disruption pf a great industry followed from a single .igniting «om« dripping* in »n oil pan. It isn't hard to conceive the damago to critical plants that could be done with an atomic or a hydrogen bomb. Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson is said to favor a new policy of concentrating U. S. defense production' in fewer and larger factories to increase ef- fiency and save money. The goal is admirable. But the experience at Livonia suggests strongly there is still much to be said for the present policy of keeping; our critical defense targets widely dispersed geographically. In this age, concentration obviously spells peril. Europe's Woes Accent U. S. Labor's Blessings Free workers the world over can be everlastingly proud that the East German uprising of June 17, one of tha most significant events of the postwar era, grew out of workingmen's protests. For years the East German workers, like those in the Soviet Union and all the satellites, have been subjected to all the grinding pressures of exploitation. They have been living through a planned depression, Ill-housed, ill-clad, ill-nourished. Poverty has been deliberately contrived for them, so that the Communist "state" might grow fat with tanks, planes and guns. But in Berlin and other Soviet Zone German cit'ies, the Red masters turned, the screws too tight. They decided the standards of work performance — by which wage rates are fixed — should be increased. This meant more work but no more money. In America that tactic goes by the hated name of "speed-up." The Berliners wouldn't take it. They marched off their jobs and paraded through the city. The second day was the big one. Strikes were widespread throughout East Germany. Demonstrations came close to toppling the puppet government. But then the Soviet army intervened to re-establish the "workers' paradise." This colossal Communist sham must now be evident to workers' friends wherever men can read the truth and are not blinded by emotion or prejudice. If you are running a country for the benefit of its working masses, you don't run them down with armored cars or fire tank guns at them point-blank. The events of June 17 surely must have had dramatic impact on America's own labor leaders. They ought to have stirred more than pride in the courageous resistance of other workers. They should have aroused our leaders to new awareness of their own blessings. When you loolcnt a real slave labor state in ruthless operation, how hollow sounds the American labor cry that Taft-Hartley is a "slave labor law." It may well have producced numerous Inequities, but it has not put labor in chains. European union oficials visiting American factories and union hnlls are constantly amazed at the free-dom and independence of the U. S. workingman. June 17 ought to have made labor in America deeply grateful for its many liberties, determined to move sanely and calmly toward both the removal of remaining inequities and the steady improvement of the workers' lot. /ievys of Others Home Work The general economic level of Europe and Asia Is better than It was before World War II. American taxpayers have been milked of $29 billions by the rest of the world. We think It's about time to turn the cow out to pasture and start being concerned about this country for a change, — New Martinsville (W.Va.) Wetzel Republican. >0 THEY SAY Wisconsin coiiRrcssnnui has been named chairman of a special committee to Investigate the absorption of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia by Russia, and we wonder, In this case, Whom he'll be able to subpoena. — Arkansas Gazette. * * * We don't mind one bit being stopped along our route to the Post Office or pool room to take subscription money, but must warn you folks that our memory ain't what it used to be and in case we forget to give you credit all we ask Is that you pny us ngaiu down at the News office where we can mark it down on the wall with a pencil. — Omega. (Ga.) News. * * * The Negro woman stated she had four children, and the census taker risked for their ftges. Violet: "Ah don't zackly rcmembnh, but all's got one lap chicle, one floor creeper, one porch chile, and one yard ydungun," Fort Myevs IPla.) 'Your Move — But I'm Warning You — Don't!" WOES Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Edson's Washington Column —• Toughness of Security Rules Shown in Stenographers Firing WASHINGTON —(NBA)— The oughness of the Elsenhower ad- ninlstration's new security pro- ram for government employes has just been revealed through the suspension ol Gaylo V. Gift, 33. stenographer In Gift at the time of her suspension, she Insists that she docs not know the charges against Her, personally. Under the new Eisenhower security order, "sympathetic association" with a Communist is sufficient ground for suspension from :overnment employment. After the Department .suspension, the government has 30 Peter Eclson one. It came mrles Gift, of Justice's antl- trust division. The apparent reason had nothing to do with anything that Miss Gift had after her father, former machinist the naval gun factory in vffish- gton, had declined to answer lestions put to him during hear- gs in the McCarthy Investigations to Government Printing Office curity measures. On the grounds that It might In- imlnate him, Gift refused to an- ver questions about Communist eetings supposed to have been eld in his home and whether he ad ever been a Communist or new Edward Rothschild. The lat- r was a GOP employe said to we stolen a U. S. Merchant Mane secret code. It intimated Mr. Gift did e** C at Rothschild miehi have attend- Communlst me &::::;:>: at ihe Gift >me. he had activi- a year ?ad not ct that iparent i pt-ri- 'Ver ai e c. ?s with h ;o, or n a •ed ! fi h e was his c\ use for h'r on from her ce job. Although Depar'.r.i icials said lh£'. '.i i suspension v.'&3 r''. of Jus- he rf;p:-:on for ?;v<-n to Miss days in which to notify an em- ploye of the charges against him. The employe then has another 30 clays In which to answer the charges. Miss Gift has now solved her problem by resigning her job. The Greek Embassy Is planning to prevent gate-crashing at the reception for the King and Queen of Greece on their fc;lhcoming official visit to Washington. On invitations sent to members of Congress, a little card of admission bearing each congressman"'. 1 ? name will he enclosed. These cards will be nontransferable. When Queen Elizabeth II of England was being feted in Washington, a number of unidentified women turned up at the British embassy. All of them had perfectly good invitation cards to show, but It turned out most of them were Capitol Hill secretaries who came on their bosses' credentials Last liljr Dam? Democratic leader's are waiting to sco how Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay carries out his new electric power policy statement, before they unlimber their guns against it. The way the policy statement reads, it can be interpreted to mean that the Republican admin- stration will go ahead with the building of more big reclamation nnd public power dams or that it i won't. Privately. Democrats are betting i the latter. The yrecall President Truman's speech when he dedicatc'd Hungry Horse Dam in Montana last October. He said then that if President Eisenhower was elected, this would be the last one of these big dams. UN Alphabet Soup United Nations is serving up a soup of alphabet agencies that matches anything cooked up by the New Deal Here are some of the UN specialties: UNMOGIP—UN Military Observer Group in India and Pakistan. UNTSO—UW Truce Supervision Organization. UNSCOB — DN Special Committee on the Balkans. UNCACK—UN Civil Assistance Command in Korea. UNACSIA — UN Advisory Council of Somaliland under Italian Administration. Mils Dad Again High school and college students who have worked during the summer may cost their dads money if vacation job earnings run over the $600 exemption which parents may now claim for minors they support. American Society of Life Underwriters has worked out this chart to show how much n minor must earn to offset the tax deductions and pay his own tax. If Dad Is In This Tax Bracket $ 2.000- 4,000 4,000- 8.000 8,000-12,000 12,000-16 000 The Exemption So Junior HOLLVWOO D—(NBA)— KKClu- Ivelr Toun: B«tt« Davli will b« o«lng for photographs soon to prove tti»t ihe's on the lunny «ld> of the street. Every passing day reducei the fuela! swelling caused by her osteomyelitis. Cltudette Colbert, wistr In the ways of European movla production after some bitter disappointments, is returning to Hollywood. Rita Hayworth thought it up, so Dick Haymes wore a bow tie tucked under his collar and fancy bows on his evening pumps, while on stage at the Sands In Las Vegas. After watching Marilyn Monroe's hip-swinging, shoulder shrugging and lip curling in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," she gets our nomination as the actress who runs the gamut of MOTION! A top stage tragedienne, considered by many to be the first lady of the theater, has just undergone drastic plastic surgery that's taken years and years off her classic face. Doctors have told Harvey Lembeck that his five-year-old son, Michael Roberts, suffering from a rare bone ailment, can throw away his crutches in another six months. Fox To Buy Contract Reason for Fox's efforts to buy Janet Leigh's contract from MOM is that the studio intends to follow 'Prince Valiant" with other movies about the young knight. Since Janet is Princess Aleta in the first one and weds Robert Wagner in the final reel. Fox will have to borrow her again and again unless they take over her contract from MGM. * Piper Laurie, big success that she is under that name, is still legally known as Rosetta Jacobs and she won't change her real-life tag. Aside to Mrs. Charles Black: While Vic Mature and the rest of RKO's "Rangers of the North" company were on location at Glacier Park, Montana, they were approached for autographs by a Blackfoot Indian who wore this sign on his ohest: "I was Shirley Temple's bodv- fU«rd in 1637." Nestor Eristoff, a Georgian aristocrat and a cousin of John Der- ^. ek's wife, has a role in Fox's fTI "Prince Valiant." The, bona lide blueblood plays, of all things, t peasant. Evelyn Keyes, stage-struck after her summer stock success in "I Am a Camera," has cancelled all her European plans and will aim at being a Cornell on Broadway after she completes "Hell's Half Acre" for Republic. "I need six more months of stock and I'm not afraid to admit it," says Evelyn. Hollywood Irony Irony of Jack Palance drawing the starring role in Leonard Goldstein's "The Man in the Attic," a Fox flicker, is that a couple of years ago, some big wheels at the studio told him that he would never make the grade in Hollywood. Joe Louis Is concerned about a possible lawsuit from Max Schmeling over the inclusion of the German ring champ of yesterday as a character in Joe's recently completed film biography. An attempt may be made to cut Schmeling in on a percentage of the European profits. Is Worth $133 148 174 204 Should Earn $747 767 708 . 838 the Doctor Says— Wrlttel tor NBA Service By EDWIN F. JORDAN. M.D. Mrs. F. has asked whether n nervous breakdown and nervous exhaustion are the same. Thi-i, however, is difficult to air-v.'Cr. Mncc both terms are rather v,-i;'ii?. medically speaking, and are no', applied to any single men';i! or nfrvou:-: disease. There.fore, both conditions have differing symptoms and different causes. True, in some of who are said to have a nervous breakdown or nervous exhaustion, the crajse seems to be worry, nervous fatigue or distress. In many, the symptoms are' relatively mild, nnci recovery often comes falrlv quickly. In others, "nervous breakdown" Is used to describe some serious mental disease involving Ercat alteration of personality nnd a slow recovery. Just as lii otner numan ailments, the problem Is to find out what is causing the nervous or menial difficulty. This is not always easy. The catises of many inrntal conditions are not thoroughly understood. Some of them may come from the heavy strains n( modern life and the great mental tensions produced by the world of today. A few, but by no means all, are possibly Inherited. Mental Irealment (psychotherapy) administered by brain .specialists, physical therapy linrhiding hot or cold baths), rest, handwork and shock treatments me often helpful nnd have brought thousands back to normal. Although much still has to ,be learned about causes, prevention and treatment of the various kinds of mental diseases, progress |. ; already f« qr advanced nnd even better results will surely crime. Many Recover Fully TIM fortunate thing li that many will recover and find themselves quite normal again. Lots of people who have gone away for a while with a nervous breakdown come back to tholr family and friends entirely restored to health. Family, friends and neighbors should always be careful not to criticise, particularly since the victim of one of thesn nervous disorders Is likely to be extremely sensitive. They would not critici7,e someone who suffered from other diseases, and the person with any kind of "nervous breakdown" is no more responsible for his or her condition than If he or she had •any other disorder. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Expert Shows Way To Win at Bridge By OSWALD .TACOIiY Written for NBA Service When today's hand was played in a recent tournament, most declarers had to struggle to make yame at hearts. In most cases I they lost a diamond, a club, and a heart without the slightest trouble. One or two declarers even managed to lose a fourth trick, IZVESTIA complains that Soviet circuses are dull because the government has failed to provide clowns with "Rny. lively jokes." So one of these days we are going to be told that the first joke book i'enlly was written by Josef Mille- rovfiky.—Ashovlne (N.C.) Citizen. A PERSON of distinction nowadays is nnp who has been Interviewed by both Dr. Gallup nnd Dr. Kinsey.— Elhiville (Oa.) Sun. SOME PEOPLE gripe because they are paying for .more government than they are getting, but the average man worries because he is getting some he didn't, order.—Ella- vlllc (da.) Sun. •• A STILL was lorntfd by police under n K;:ilu-;!:y harbcr fhon. 'Hie cops were next.—Port My era (Fla.J Newi-Frcu. NORTH S *AK7 V A92 «Q9743 + 64 1VEST EAST A Q 10 862 4954 *Q76 V105 »K85 «J10 + K3 *QJ8752 SOUTH (D) *J3 VKJ843 » A62 A A 109 Neither side vul. South West North East 1 y Pass 2» Pass 2 V Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A 6 thus losing their game contract. When my friend nnd associate, Freddie Shelnwold, .played the hand, he came up with the astonishing total of all 13 trlcksj As -you might expect, he got ft little help from the defenders, but it \vns still a very ncnt pcrfor- mnncc. West opened the six of spades, land Shctawold, playing Ui« goutla hand, decided that this Was an "honest" opening lead and therefore decided to let it ride around to his jack. Even if this finesse had lost, declarer reasoned that he would be able to discard a diamond on one of dummy's spades and thus avoid the risk of losing two diamond tricks. As it happened, East was unable to produce the queen of spades, and South was able to win with his jack. His next step was to lead a lo\v diamond very casually from his hand. West quivered slightly and played low. This was a mistake, as it turned out. Having noticed the quiver, Shein- wold had no hesitation in playing dummy's Queen. When this held, he returned to his hand with the ace of diamonds. Two rounds of spades followed, South discarding his last diamond. Now declarer led a third round of diamonds from the dummy. East desperately put in the ten of hearts, hoping that it would embarrass declarer to overruff. This was the second offensive error. Declarer was glad to over- ruff with the jack. It was now clear that East did not hold the queen of hearts, so declarer cashed the king of hearts and finessed dummy's nine of hearts, followed by the ace of hearts to draw trumps. Now dummy could cash the lost two diamonds to discard declarer's two losing clubs. The three extra tricks earned declarer a very welcome top score. BKO will hold John Wayne to the fine print on his contract that says he must report to the studio before he can do another picture for his own organization. So John will next emote opposite Jans Bussell in "The Silver Horde." Manuel Rojas, once the beloved of Rita Hayworth, and recently tested for a U-I contract, Just huddled with John Huston on playing the young bullfighter in his production of "Matador" to be mads in Spain. Jose Ferrer will be the older cape twirler. . Peggy Lee's telling about tha movie queen who wouldn't tallt about her romantic secrets when fan interviewers came around. But she's bequeathing her intimate diary to Kinsey. " 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Miss Margaret Shaver has gone to Memphis where she will be the guest of Miss Bab Bond for several days. Mrs. Marvin Bailey has returned to Little Rock after having been the guest of her brother, O. W. Mc- Gutchen, and family. Miss Marjorie Warren will leavs tomorrow for Lynchburg. Va., where she is to enter Randolph Macon College. Aunt Sally Peters is the sort of person who drives around town until she finds a, space where the parking meter shows enough unexpired time for hex chopping. 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