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PAGE fOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, SEPT. 12, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS rax COURIER NEWS CO. K. W. RAINES, PublUher HAJUtY A. BAINK9, AwtlUnt Publlihtr A. A. niKORIOUON, bUtot PAUL D. HUMAN, Adwtlllnf tfenwM 80)* H»tlwi»! AdwrtUlM RtpfejenUtlYW, Wallace Witmw Co, ««» Vork, Chicago, Detiolt, Kntcrdt M wcond elm m»tt«r »t the poet- effloe at BlythevlUt, Arkansas, und«r Mi of Con- gr«u, October I. 1(11, Ucrrber of Tfte A»»ocl«t«d Presi RATES: By wrUr In th« city of Blylheville or any iuburb»n town where carrier wrvlce U main- Wlne4, 25C per week. By mall, within a radius ol SO miles, fS.OO per Tear J350 for ilx months, 11.25 for three mo.ith.; £ mali ouUlde W mil* »ne. «12.50 per yew payable In advance. Meditations Who li h« Uwt condnnnethT It I* Chri.l Oimt died, yep, rather, that It rlwn atain, who If even at the rlrht hand of God, who aim maJceth int«r- MMlon for w. — Bomans 1:51. * * * It fortifies my soul to know That tho' I perlth, Truth 1« «o; That howso'er I stray and range, What'er I do, Thou dost not change. I steadier «tep when I recall That If I «Hp, Thou doit not fall. —Arthur Clough. Barbs Catching t big tish while snoozing is one of the but lands of alumbtr. * * » Briif* playing uicourarea conversation, »c- Mrdini U an expert. But you ahould hear the luipui*. * • * Folks born In January are |ood leaders, say astrologers. Think of the 11 months start they have on everybody else. * » * The 1U t» of! for canning K»wjn, «.«« It will be dad'i job to icrew It back on af*ln. * * * Even hanging up the clothes and getting the garden hose out hasn't made It rain In some placea. Differences Split Allies .Changing Reed Tactics At the root of the recurring disputes between America and its allies lie a great many complex factors. One of the most important is a diference in attitude toward the overtures the Kussians make for peace. The American viewpoint is fundamentally simple. Since World War II we have taken part in countless conferences with the Russians and we have seen most of them come to nothing. We have come to believe that the Kremlin uses negotiation not for the sincere composing of references but as a vital front in its continuous warfare upon free men. Consequently, before we go on with this process which seems to benefit only the Soviet Union, we have told Moscow quite plainly that we would like to see some real evidence of a change of heart, proof that the Reds in any new meeting would deal in good faith. Britain and France don't see the matter that way at all. They believe that when the Eussians speak of easing "international tensions," they should be taken seriously. They do not worry over the fact that previous conferences have disclosed the Kremlin's bad faith. They argue that Stalin is dead and this is a new Soviet regime; at the very least, they say, we should sound out the new rulers and measure their intent. Holding a major East-West conference, in fact, holding almost any conference at which the Kremlin will be represented, seems to be viewed by the British and French as the most vital need of the moment in world afairs. The British and French see in our attitude "a dismaying inflexibility of mind, ill-adapted to the shifting realities of the world struggle. That is perhaps an arguable point. But if we are at all inflexible, it is probably fair to say that our allies are no less so. The evidence suggests they are just as rigid in adhering to their viewpoint. Their chief complaint against us is that we refuse to flex in their direction. We have as much reason to complain of their pat thinking. We may honestly contend that they have become penacea- minded in their responses to the world struggle. They act like men grasping at any straw. Beset by troubles of many kinds, they see bright hope in a nicely wrapped, single-package solution labeled "conference with the Russian*." To ui thii attitude M«mi cMdiihly gullibl*. We wonder how thoroughly they havi considered ths prospect that an easing of world ten?ions may in the-end Jt could give the new regime time to con- •olidate its power and enhance the Soviet serve the Kremlin more than it doei ui. Union's military atrength. It finally comes down to this: Who best understands'Kremlin mentality and long-range aims? We are distrustful of dictators generally, and particularly of Moscow's leaders. Our allies appear to renew hope again and again that such men can be dealt with honorably. Perhaps fear underlies this attitude. But history is against them. It shows that men who truckle to tyrants usually are crushed by them. Door-to-Door Tax Agents T. Coleman Andrews, the commissioner of Internal Revenue, is out "looking for cheaters" who don't pay their taxes. He's trying a system that is authorized by law but hasn't been used for a long time — sending agents around from door to door. All they're supposed to do is ask the occupant of the house whether he paid an income tax, If the answer is "no," the next question is "why not." Early reports indicate that a lot of delinquent taxpayers, both individual and corporate, are kicking in under the stimulus of this house-to-house canvass. Unhappily, however, the Revenue Bureau is being jumped on for "snooping" and "Gestapo tactics." Andrews insists, properly, that no federal agents will be allowed to browbeat any citizen. Their inquiries ought to be polite, friendly, but firm. As for the "snooping" charge, it hardly makes sense. The business of the bureau is to collect taxes — from all the citizens who should rightfully pay them. The man who pays his taxes certainly has no fear of a knock on the door. The man who doesn't has no defense. He deserves to be snooped at, one way or another. Views of Others Teen-Age Tax Pains To the nation's stockpile of ducky but dispensable Ideas might be added the suggestion of . the Internal Revenue Commissioner that high schools adopt courses In tax education. He figures it would save his agency vnst sums now spent on correcting errors In tax returns. With such a course, he estimates, a million teen-agers annually would enter the workaday world expertly adept at calculating Uncle Snin's bite, and prison burs would not overshadow the pot of gold at rainbow's end. Marvelous, at first gasp. But records show most mistakes are In addition and subtraction, subjects to which their now-adult authors presumably were exposed throughout school. If the level of mathematical skill high schools already Impart can't cope with the tux form, what of Its allied complexities? To be completely safe from the T-Men, the teen-tots obviously would need to devote one four-year high school career to the prosaic fundamentals now taught, followed by another four- year stint at such subejcts as shortcuts In taxation arithmetic, angle-shooting, translation of federalese, ancient and medieval legal language, fitting big numbers into too-little spaces, progressive tax Inequity, contemporary Treasury regulations, abnormal psychology and epicurean philosophy. So four potential years of taxable earnings are shot. Since the Revenue Bureau would be the fall guy, the new model tax plan contain* not only built-in brilliance but automatic offset. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. SO THEY SAY There is no evidence that the armed strength of the Soviet bloo is growing weaker. All intelligence reports indicate, in fact, that It is increasing. — Gen. Oruenther. NATO chief. * * » Russian atomic power — bomb« plui the ability to deliver them on the centers of power of the free world — is now substantial. — Thomas K. Finletter, former Secretary of the Air Force. * * * I know I was going well over a thousand miles an hour on this altitude run. Maybe we can push it a little faster. — Marine Lt.-Col. Carl who set altitude mark of 83,235 feet. * * ' * This must be the day and age of miracles. Dr. Edwin Nixon,, Sr., father of a U. S. Ilier, reported dead, Just released by Reds. * # * In every picture there Is a hero and a vllltnn. I'm glad to be the villain if it will make him the hero. — Sloan Simpson O'Dwyer on reports she led a gay life in Mexico and Spain. * * » Only bad weather defeated us this year, i?« hope to try again next year. — Dr. Charles Houston, American climber whose party failed to ncali Mt. Godwin Austin, world's second highest peak. * * * I prefer to be called Mrj. 8lmp«on. — Blonn O'Dwyw. Til Do It-So Help Me!" Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Complete Revision of Labor Lam In Coming Year Said Necessary Peter Edaon WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Labor Day 1953 finds representatives of ooth employers and employes pretty well up in the air as to what will happen to their relations with the government during the 'coming year. President Eisenhower's special message on labor law revision is supposed to be in final draft form some time in late Sep,ember. Sen. T. Alexander Smith of NeW Jersey, chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, reported as he emerged from a White House conference just before Congress ad 'ourned. Whether the President's message will be kept on ice for a possible pecial session of Congress later n the fall, or whether it will be teld for next January, hits apparently not been decided. The early draft of the President's abor policy statement which eaked out a month ago had to be ailed back In a hurry for further evision. Listing some 15 pro- losed changes In the Taft-Hartley abor law, it still did not go far ^nough to suit the labor union lead- :rs. But It scared the U. S. Chamier of Commerre because it nmde oo many concessions to the un- ons. President Eisenhower Is, of ourse, on something of a spot with egard to labor law revision. He romfsed It during his campaign or election. After inauguration he rented a labor-management-public ommlsslon to study the question. ; broke up after one meeting in 'hich the conferees could not even gree on what to do first. To fill this void,.Secretary of Labor Martin P. Durkin has been working with two White House counsel, Bernard M. Shanley and Gerald D. Morgan. Mr. Morgan was one of the drafters of the original legislation that turned out to be the Taft-Hartley law. Whatever this committee of three comes up with, however, it can't possibly satisfy both labor and management. The President's new message on amending the Taft-Hartley law therefore seems doomed to the same fate that has met every other proposal along this line—Democratic or Republican., The message will be referred to the labor committees of House and Senate to die. Prolonged hearings will, of course, he held. At these hearings j only the extremists are heard- Labor union extremists want the law killed outright. Management extremists want the law let alone or else made even tougher. Caught between these two forces, Congress usually comes up with a compromise which pleases nobody. To get around this difficulty, Cyrus S. Ching, former head of the Conciliation Service and one of the smartest labor relations men in the country, has been advocating an independent commission be allowed to try its hand at a complete overhaul of all labor laws. As a suggestion, the commission might have three senators, three representatives and six outsiders appointed by the President. Members nf both the labor unions and the National Association of Manufacturers would be kept off this commission. Its nongovernmental members would represent only the general public. Employes and employers might scrcnm their heads off that this! was legislation without representation. But the fact that It was the spokesmen for these two group who upset President Eisenhower conference earlier this year is cite as evidence that they have n place on a commission to stud complete revision of the labor laws Multiplicity olf Labor Laws The need for such review arise from the multiplicity of labor law now on the books. In addition t many conflicting state laws, ther are the Federal Fair Labor Stand ards Act, the Davis-Bacon Prevail ing Wage Act, the Walsh-Heal; Public Contracts Act, the Railwa; Labor Act and others. . Several new labor practices Ilk pensions, cost-of-living escalato clauses and automatic productivlt; increases have been introduce since Taft-Hartley became law Questions on whether these cost of-Iiving increases can be mad controls in time of war Is debatable. Even the Railway Labor Act which was considered model legis lation at the time of its passage has shown signs of coming apar at the seams during recent rail wage disputes. It is recognized that in certain industries — the railroads, marl time transportation and atomic en ergy production — special leglsla tion is needed. Interunlon warfare and racketeering on the water fronts are a severe handicap to the U. S. Merchant Marine. And the sanctioning of strikes in atomic energy production — if that indus try can ever be defined — are a threat to national defense. But the fundamental problem \Vhich far-sighted labor relations experts think should be given more consideration is a complete review of all labor legislation, instead 01 just another series of patchwork amendments such as now seem to be in the making. the Doctor Says— 8J Written for NEA Scrrlc* EDWIN T. JORDAN. M.D A correspondent wrote not long ago requesting » discussion of gonorrhea, arid saying, "venereal disease is mentioned so little that I wonder If that could be one reason why there Is so much of it." This Is an interesting point, but I had thought the age of prudery was gone and that the vcreal diseases could be and were discussed as freely as any other disease. It may be, however, that ignorance is still responsible for many cases of gonorrhei and syphilis, the latter being the other principal venereal dlsense. If ao this Is a reflection on our Intelligence and maturity. Gonorrhea is a germ disease acquired almost invariably as a result of sexual congress and attack- Ing principally the genital organs of men and women. If unsatisfactorily treated, it may produce sterility and other chronic or acute complications. Tht part played, by me prostitute In tht spread of gonorrhea as well as syphilis has long been recognized, but this is by no means the only source of the infection. So-called "Innocent'* infections have brought disaster lo many married couples where one of the partners \v«s previously diseased. There appears to be a faulty Impression that gonorrhea is avan- Ishing disease, but the statistics of the United State's Public Health Service do not bear this out and .he lessening In numbers of cases of gonorrhta is less than that of syphilis. There ihould be no relax- ,tlon in efforts combating this disease. New Weapon In Flcht It Is true that recent years have brought new Instrument* or grent mportanc* and value to the war •f 4MM IMMriM*. TIM moat Im- portant of these is penicillin, which ordinarily will halt the growth of the gonococcus responsible for gonorrhea and cure the disease promptly. Not only is this a weapon of Llie highest value, but Its availability also means that many of those who would otherwise pass oh the germ to their contacts are at least temporarily freed of their infection. In spite of all this, gonorrhea is still a danger and Ignorance about the need for prompt treatment, or the ways In which It is acquired, can cause some misery and suffering. IN VIEW, of the late General Sherman's classic remark about the nature of war nearly » hundred years ago, we wonder what he would say about the kind of peace we have these days. — Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. THIS GOVERNMENT printing office McCarthy is investigating— which Rovcmment runs it? — New Orleans States. IT IS ALLEGED that the Dutch underground, which pretended to be nltliiiR the Germans while helping the Allies, was really helping the Germans by pretending lo support the Germans. This sounds like one of those TV dramas in which everybody wears trench conls and the only thing we understand Is the commercial. — Richmond Times- Dispatch. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Don't Be a Pig, Is Good Bridge Tip By OSWALD JACOBr Written for NEA Service Stockbrokers have an Inelegant but very true maxim: Sometimes the bears win; sometimes the bulls NORTH n A AQ874 VNone • Q 106 52 41094 WEST EAST <D> 4K1095 AJ632 ¥AKQ62 VJ754 * None * A 3 E»t Pass 3 ? Pass Pass SOUTH A None t 10983 > K J 9 8 7 I *A87 Neither side vul. South West North Pitsi IV 14 Ptsi 4 V Pass Dquble Redbl. Pass 5# Pass Pass Double Piss Pass Piss Opening lead— ¥ K WHERE to put milady's hems, Depends upon mtl»dy's stems. — TllDN, win; but the hogs never win. The same thing Is often true in bridge. If the opponents double you »t » contrnct thut you like, beware of n hoggish redouble. It may warn the opponents to find « contract that Is more to their llkinc, West thought he could make four hearts and wasn't afraid of t run- out to four spades. He fulled to take Into consideration the possibility lhal South would blossom forth at the level of five In' the previously unbid diamond suit. It wMO't ftdutUy t vtry 'dull- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)™ IF WERE: JAMES MASON: I'd stop accepting unimportant role* and fire who ever It Is that dispenses the grab(he-money advice. I'd remember that I was once hailed as a star in the heroic, romantic tradition. JVIARILVN MONROE: I'd ditch that drowsy, sleepy voice and the overworked mouth contortions. TONY CURTIS and PIPER LAURIE: I'd cut out the feud nonsense and act like two lucty youngsters should. JANE RUSSELL: I'd change cameramen or I would ,m»ke the lenser responsible for those unattractive, harsh, lower-face angles in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." PARAMOUNT STUDIO: I'd protect Joanne Gilbert's present value to the studio by limiting her nitery appearances until she's a little more seasoned. Anything less than unanimous critical praise for a young lark like Joanne is dangerous. CYD CHARJSSE: I'd.lower my speaking voice a couple of notches. It's too high and shrill — or was that just bad sound mixing in "The Band Wngon"? ANY STUDIO: I'd capitalize on the boxofftce value that is stiU there in Use names of Betty Blythe, Francis X. Bushman, May, McAvoy, Louise Dresser, Pola Negri, Ramon Novarro, Sylvia Sidney, Corinne Griffith, calBee hnetSw, Evelyn Brent, Pauline Stark, Alice White and other of yesterday's stars by casting them in good roles in good pictures. - -.. Advice To Ladd ALAN LADD: I'd do something about that under-chin heft. Too pronounced in a guy Alan's age. ANY DIRECTOR: I'd let emotional, dramatic scenes run a little longer, even if moviegoers have to reach for their handkerchiefs. I wouldn't be ashamed ol sentiment, a commodity on which Hollywood was built, and I wouldn't cut the scene just as the lump starts forming in John Q. Ticket- tfuyer's throat. PARAMOUNT: I'd cast William Holden as Harry Brubacker; Keed Hadley, TV's Inspector Braddock as Admiral Tarrant; Pat Crowley as Nancy Brubacker, and Jim Arness as Mike Forney in the movie version of James MIchener'a "The Bridges at Toko-Ri." DARRYL ZANUCK: I'd never again cast tilt-nosed Susan Hayward, an Ail-American girl type If ever there was one, as » Biblical enchantress. 1'd-Jlnd a newcomer to play the Queen of Sheba in the studio's forthcoming movie about King Solomon. Advice For Sponsors ANY TV SPONSOR: I'd snap up that Mae West series, "Great Romances of History," being produced by Bill LeBaron and scripted by Paul Sloane. The idea of Mae lampooning Marie Antoinette and Cleopatra on TV has me howling already. RALPH EDWARDS: I'd stop doing the biographies of movie stars and vaudeville performers on "This Is Your Life." Professional actors are too well-poised and too artificial. The real emotional jolt comes when ordinary citizens are the subjects. ANY STUDIO: I'd find import-V* ant starring roles for Vanessa Brown and Roz Russell, who had to go to Broadway to prove their box- office draw and popularity. ZSA ZSA CABOR CRITICS: I'd stop knocking Miss Double Z's movie performances. Her name on the marquee still dr.ags In the paying customers. t All Free-Lance Actors: I'd hesitate before knocking the studio to which I came as an unknown and from which I departed as 8. star. JUDY IIOLLIUAY: I'd do something about stopping those rumors of a romance with Peter Lawford. .MARGARET O'BRIEN: I wouldn't sinj on television or anywhere else, and I'd buy up the records that are about to hit the market. CHARLES COBURN: I'd never again play a repulsive, lecherous old wolf — not even for the $15,000 shelled out to do the job in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Everyone prefers you as the great actor you are. MOM: I'd stop seeing Lana Turner as a musical comedy or operetta star, and give her more solid vehicles like "The Bad and the Beautiful." • / 20th CENTURY-FOX: I'd either give Thelma Hitter the big chance she rates or her release. And if I were ANY STUDIO: I'd give Charles O'Curran, Betty Hut-**L''| ton's hubby, a chance at being a™ | director. His staging of her show in Las Vegas proves he's an imaginative, creative showman. SUPPOSE all the owners were to wash their cars at the same time In the arid south — wouldn't that make it rain. — Oskaloosa (Iowa) Herald. PRUNE WHIP Is fairly palatable, but whipping a prune doesn't really conquer it. — Lewlston (Idaho) Tribune. 75 Years Ago In B/ytfievil/e cult decision for South to make. West could hardly redouble four rts unless he was ready to do *ood business against four spades. Hence North could not have exceptionally great length In spades. The bidding made it clear that tforth was extremely short In icarts. Obviously North was bound to have fairly good support lor diamonds. As It happened, the support was good enough to let South make his game contract In diamonds. It was a cinch to ruff the opening heart ead .discard a club on the ace of spades, take the ace of clubs and crossruff. East could get his ace no more. Harold Nathan Rosenthal, student at the Blytheville High School, spoke to members of the Lions j !71ub at their weekly meeting on' he "Constitution" in keeping with Independence week. Heard "Wylie is resting well at the Memphis Methodist Hospital after a lonsilectomy. Her mother, Mrs. Hirnm Wylie, is with her. Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Halsell complimented Miss Helen Moore with a party at the Rustic Inn last night in celebration of her birthday. You should speak only good of people, says the Reverend Passmore, - but when some names are mentioned at the barbershop, the deep silence thai follows is worse than if something was said. In Saudi-Arabia Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1,8 and 9 Fears 10 Rupture 93 Chemical compound are the M Depressions two capitals of" Perforated Saudi-Arabia ball » 11 Papal cape 12 Cave 13 Looks fixedly 14 Lamprey catchers 16 Book of the Bible 17 Laughing 18 Mineral rock 19 North Dakota (ab.) 21 Court (ab.) 22 Expire 23 Larissan mountain 25 Royal Scottish Academy Cab.) 27 Eskers 28 haj one of the most modern airporti In the Middle East 31 Fault 32 Go by 39 Buttle ' 36 Saudi-Arabia a» has many wells (pi.) 40 Fruit drink 41 Caie (ab.) 42 T»tto solo (ab.) 44 New (comb, form) 45 The Arab is 47 Flower part 48 Rugged crests of mountains 51 Compulsion 52 Eaten away DOWN 1 Englnej 2 Expunges 3 Solicitude 4Unsoiled 15 Suffix 9 Roman bronze20 Stage plays 6 Scottish sailyard 7 Lethargic 8 Husband of Gfldrun 34 Cruel 37 Mean 21 Vegetable 38 Rents 24 Augments 39 Suns 26 Farm building41 Wave (op 27 Preposition 43 Scum 29 Pronoun 46 Famous 30 Three-toed English school sloth 48 Silkworm 13 Exclamation 32 Brazilian stateSO Session (ab.) to scare fowls 33 Idolized 51 Flatfish

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