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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 31, 1954
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EIGHT BLYflWTILLl MOTOAY, MAY YTHEVEU! COURIER NEWI tHB COURIER KIWI OO. H. W. HAXNEB, Publisher •AJIRY A- HAINE8, Assistant Publisher A, A. FREDRICKSON Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdTertlsing Manager Sole National AdTertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., Mew York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- oCfice at Blytherille, Arkansas, under act of Oon- grtst, October I, If 17. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By earner in the city of Blythevflle or any Mburban town when carrier service is maintained, 35e per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per year, $3.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail omtside 50 mile tone, $1330 per year payable ID advance. Meditations Yeah, truth rafleth; and he that departeth frttt evfl maketh himself a prey: and the Lord saw it, and it displeased him that there was no jvigement—feiah 59:15. * * » Bvery single gross act of sin is much the same thing to the conscience that a great blow or fall is to the head; it stuns and bereaves for a time.— South. Barbs Rouge is the substance that lets many a young kdy blush unseen. * * * Alcohol now is being taken out of radiators. Lsfs find a sure way to ke-p it out of drivers. * * * Why is it that so many college students think that being broke is something to write home about? * * * A man really has spring fever when be is too IMF •*•* *» ask Bis son to carry oat the ashes. # * * One of the things that makes a lot of kide problem children it that they seem to know all the answers. Law Needs to Be Enforced On Minors In Pool Halls A few days ago, a sobbing mother sat in the Courier News office. At that time, she thought her son was in some sort of trouble. As it turned out, he was not and the story never made the front page. But this mother gave this newspaper some food for thought when she discovered her son had spent two weeks in a downtown pool hall when she thought him to be in school. First reply to that problem would be that it is an unwise parent who doesn't know the whereabouts of his own child. But in this case, circumstances made that knowledge difficult to obtain. The point remains that on the books is a law which quite plainly states juveniles shall not be allowed in pool halls. We realize many a 17-year-old can pass for 21, but we believe more stringent law enforcement would make pool hall managers much more careful about whom they admitted. Conservatives' Grip on Ike Is Still to Be Measured To discuss the internal divisions of the Republican Party without stirring factional passions is extremely difficult these days. But now and then the effort must be made. When President Eisenhower won the GOP nomination at Chicago in 1952 many politicians and veteran political observers blandly assumed that the wing of the party which had led him to victory would thereafter take con- control of the party and reshape it. For the moment, it was forgotten how many of the tools of party power were in the hands of the GOP's more conservative elements. A Republican Congress was sure to be in their grasp. But as a matter of fact, they made their Influence felt during the fall campaign, months before the new Congress convened. * Given this situation, the party could have been reshaped in the image of the liberal wing only by a bludogeoning process that it was feared would certainly fhatter the GOP.. It is not known whether Mr. Eisenhower ever had a wish to remake the party as many had expected. But he never tried, in any event. He set out •bqye tl) to preserve Republican unity. All this is pretty well understood today. But what is not widely known or grasped is the heavy impact these developments have han on Mr. Eisenhower's originally most devoted supporter* on Capitol Hill. Publicly they art not speaking up. Privately they are convinced to a man that Mr. Eisenhower it showing no political leadership whatsoever, that tht whole administration it characterized by political ineptitude, that, that at result of the effort at party unity the liberal wing has been completely frozen aut of any influence in high Republican and Administration councils. This does not take account, naturally, of liberal-minded Republicans within the Administration itself. We are talk ing here of Congress and elsewhere. If you are a Republican, how seriously you regard this situation depends of course, on which wing you favor. Liberals are bound to be distressed, but so perhap| are some moderates who think both major parties are healthier when they show a fairly good balance between liberal and conservative elements. In 1940, 1944 and 1948 the GOP conservatives could not nominate one of of their own for President. In 1952 they failed again. But in the view of liberal GOP lawmakers, the conservatives have since captured Mr. Eisenhower and that may be almost as good for their purposes. The record this Congress makes, and the conduct of the fall campaign, may show to what extent this is actually true, and if it is, to what degree it is good or bad for he Republican Party and the people of the United States. Dead-End Kid Views of Others Not Prepared (?) Even with the be*t intentions, it is not always easy for the U. •. United Nations delegation to keep from getting it* wire* croeeed Sometimes domestic political reality teem* to short-circuit project* which our U. N. staff knows are needful. An example of thit tort of thing appeared in Louisville just this week. Dr. Joseph J. Sisco, staff assistant of the State Department's Bureau of United Nations Affairs, addressed Louisville's International Club Tuesday night. He told how the "slow, undramatlc solutions" of problems of under-developed countries through U. N. technical assistance programs "strike at the root causes of war." Wondering that Soviet Russia after all this time has last given $1,000,000 for special U. N. projects. Dr, Sisco decided "the change is testimony to the effectiveness of the U. N's social and economic programs; Russia is concerned about U. S. Leadership of these programs." His conclusions were well-founded. By Ironic coincidence, the same issue of The Courier-Journal which reported Dr. Sisco's speech yesterday's—carried a brief Associated Press dispatch from United Nations, N. Y. It began: "The United States said today it is 'not now prepared' to contribute to a proposed $250,000,000 United Nations fund for building up undeveloped countries." The reason, continued the dispatch, was that defense spending is heavy in the Unietd States, and this country has already contributed heavily and directly to help undevelopmed countries. But are we to stop trying to "strike at the root causes of war" because of that? Are we to arrange it so that Soviet Russia need not be "concerned about U. S. leadership" in the U. N.'s social and economic programs? It seems we are.—Louisville (Ky.) Courier-Journal. This Is Censorship? The Georgia Literature Commission deals with books. If it deems them detrimental to the public, thumbs down! A ban, censorship, even prosecution for obscenity con result. One would think, in view of this, that commission members might read boofcs objected to in order to decide whether complaints are Justified. It seems a natural thing to do. It develops, however, that at least two of the commission's three members do not. Dr. James P. Wesberry, chairman, commented at a meeting this week that he does not read books up for consideration. Hubert Dyar of Royston said he has somebody read them for him. i It may comfort people to know, however, that the board, althugh not given to reading books, evidently does look at the pictures. Pour magazine featuring sensational photos were submitted, and the commission decided that one of the magazines should be prosecuted. The commission is talking up a joke book next and will hold a public hearing to determine whether the book is obscene. Did somebody laugh? Was it at the jokes?— The Atlanta Jourinal. SO THEY SAY If I am nominated (for governor of New York) I will, of course, run and I dont care who the Republicans nominate.—Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. • * * Witchhunting has been outlawed in our country since birth. We must permit no present-day Cotton Mather to revive it in modern guist.—G*A William T. Dtan. • * * I don't know of anything we can do more (to help anti-Communist forces in Indochina) without committing combat forces to the fighting. Defense Secretary Wilson. * * • The majority of our negro citiaens, I feel sure, by choice will continue to go to their own Nag* ro schools.—*en. Price Daniel (D., Tex.). f*f*r fsffdfi'i W*tfc/ftftoft Cft/vmn— Unemployment Insurance Bill Is Bogged Down in Congress WASHINGTON —(NIA) —*iip- ing at the Elsenhower administration on the unemployment situation goes on constantly. This is in spite of optimstc redcnotions by Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell and other leaders. Both American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations have held unemployment conferences in Washington. Their basic complaint ic the rise in unemployment from A .census survey estimate of 1.5 million last October to 3.5 million in April. It doesn't help the additional two million out of work much to brush this aside with statistics about the 60 million plus who are employed and prospects for a rosier future next fall. To those actually unemployed there must now be added another 10 million not fully employed workers whose noses are now being officially counted in sample surveys made for the nejvly combined Department of Labor - Department of Commerce monthly report. This report includes over eight million who are employed less than 35 hours a week and two million classified as having jobs but absent from work for temporary layoff, illness or any other reason. Another half million or more new workers will come into the labor market at the end of the school year. Agricultural employment has not risen as much as it usually does in this season. The coal industry is really sick. There is still much genuine concern on the employment outlook. In the background are several related factors. One is a build-up of hoopla as the United Steelworkers, CIO, go a guaranteed annual wage. This is the trial balloon on similar demands for the big labor union*. It i« bein g vigorously resisted by major employers. The general public will be subjected to heavy propaganda from both side* in coming months. The second and more important background factor ia political. Results of this fall's elections may have more money in their pockets and are better off than they wer two years ago. If they are not, the temptation will be to vote Democratic. Inability of the Republican administration to put through any Taft-Hartley labor law revisions in two years may be a campaign talking point, though not too significant. Senate action in recommitting the Republican amendments was largely the work of Democratic senators. The play now is to work for a Democratic Congress next year to put through broader changes. in the Senate. This is part of the larger effort to decentralise all federal government operations and return everything possible to the states. Chairman Dan Reed (R., N.Y.) of the House Ways and Means Committee has introduced the administration program for unemployment Insurance expansion, but there have been no hearings on it this year. It would take in an estimated 3.4 million more workers in small business establishments. It would bring all of the 2.5 million federal employes into the unemployment insurance systems of the states in which they work. It would also take in 500,000 workers by changing the definition of what an "employe" is, and another 180.000 food-processing workers now excluded. Finally, the Reed bill would reduce the payroll tax on new employers after* one year's experience, instead of after three yars as at prsent. Sen. Paul Douglas (D., HI.) has introduced a much broader unem- Enkin* Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(HEA)—Behind the Screens: Marilyn Monroe won her battle with Fox not to do the "Oirl on the Calendar" number in "There's No Business Like Show Business." Irving Berlin, who wrote it for her, didn't know Miss Crasy Hips now wants to forget the Calendar Girl publicity. Mike Meshekoff, who broke with Jack Webb and pocketed a million for his interest in "Dragnet," and Jeff Chandler are getting together for a telefilm series. The hero is a San Francisco newspaperman... There's a tug-of-war between Tony Curtis and Robert Wagner. Both want to play the swashbuckler in a remake of "The Mark of Zorro." Tyrone Power made it last time out. Jennifer Jones and David O. Selznick are hoping for a bundle marked "Girl Baby" in August. Even at this stage Of maternity, Jennifer works out daily with Walter Saxer, the body beautiful expert who has trained her since "Song of Bernadette." Harry Cimring titles it "For Favor Porfirio: "I often stop and sigh As I go about my chores, I've had my fill of Z&a Zsa And other fa-fa bores." Walter Wanger, who will film Caryl Chessman's best seller, "Cell 2455, Death Row," was among those who bombarded California Oov. Goodwin Knight with stay of execution letters. Says Wanger:: "No point will be gained by snuffing out Chessman's life. I don't t%iink he should go free. But I do think he should be studied. Society can learn a lot about the criminal mind from Chessman." THE BARBARA. LOGAN starred ia Fireside Theater's "The Man Who Liked to Kill" is the doll who made headlines a couple of years ago as a lion tamer. She was clawed and switched to emoting. Colleen Miller complained about Shelley Winters' jabs and lashes during filming of "Playgirl." Now she's crediting Shelley with goading her into the fine performance U-I's "Shadow Mountain." Video Fame note: Patti Moore and Ben Lessy's night-club act has new box-office zip since Ben's appearance on "Make Room for Daddy." The ads now read: "In 'erson—Danny Thomas' TV Piano Player." or, who designs fancy stationery for film stars, filled a big order for Judy Garland—gray writing paper to match the color scheme of her home. That handsome man in the robes of the Franciscan order at the recent Catholic Congress in San Francisco was Father Jose Mojica. The former singing idol gave up his movie career years ago to become a priest in Peru and won't discuss his film past with anyone. PLAYWRIGHT Sam Larsen, who scripted MGM's upcoming "The Prodigal" for Lana Turner, is a cerebral palsy victim. He's been confined to a wheel chair for many years. "Where the Wind Dies" if Hoi- lywood's first attempt at split screen magic in a big screen movie. Yvonne de Carolo plays the dual role of sisters and they converse in several scenes. . . Although Errol Flynn was ready, willing and able to play the role of the dashing highwayman in"Captain Lightfoot," U-I tagged Jeff Morrow for the role. Vincent Price turns director in the Ida Lupino-Collier Young production of "Embrace" that will star Dorothy Dandridge. He's been plotting the switch to the other side of the camera for years. Customer to girl clerk in Hollywood grocery store: "What's that arowid your neck?'* "Why, a necklace, af eomrse," said the surprised clerk. : "OK, replied the customer. "Thing* arc *• klgfi around bert I *w*ffct H WM r»«r garter." If r lit The Republican Congress is also j payment insurance reform bill, but open to attack on the labor front because of its failure to take action on more basic labor laws. For instance, the original Eisenhower plan to increase the minimum wage level has been dropped. Enlargement of the unemployment insurance program seems to have bogged down completely. This plan was aimed at greater relief for industrial workers in recessions like the present. A bill to return to the states all federal employment tax collections in excess of administrative costs and a reserve of $200 million has passed the House but is stalled it is given no chance. Labor Secretary Mitchell wrote year, urging them to recommend new state unemployment insurance laws to provide a uniform 26 weeks of coverage and to increase benefits to 60 or 67 per cent of each state's average weekly wage. There has been little or no action on this proposal to give the states more responsibility. But many state legislatures meet next year in biennial session, and may give it consideration. Any such action will, of course, be too late to affect this year's elections. the Doctor Says- By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M D. Written for NEA Serrica Among the factors which influence long life and, at least to some extent, vigor and enjoyment of life is the diet. In fact, as has been pointed out recently, one of the goals of most dietary research is- to prolong the period during which the character- I istics of youth are maintained. One of the first principles of a proper diet is not to eat too many of those foods which lead to a gain in weight. In both men and worn- en the death rates for those who are overweight are well above at every age. The excessive deaths from obesity are not generally listed as such; they are found under high bolod pressure, heart disease, hardening of the arteries, diabetes, kidney disease and other conditions which are consistently higher as causes of death in who are overweight. those A well known saying might be paraphrased this way: Those who love to eat also eat to die The problem of combatting this evil of overfeeding is not an easy one. It seems that quit* often fat people eat because they are emotionally dlsturbd or frustrated, rather than from lack of knowledge of the dangers of too much food. On* of the thinfs which make* the problem difficult is that as on* gets older the basal metabolism gradually falls ,so one has to eat gardually leas and less in order to stay the same weight. Indeed the matter is even more complicated by the fact that generally speaking older people may becomf leas active and, therefore, use up fewer calories. Furthermore, aa pointed out by one investigator of this subject, there should be a gradusl weight! loss with advancing years because if the weight remains the same at th cage of 70 as it was at 40 some df the muscle tissue has been replaced by fat. There are other aspects of the diet which enter into life and health. There is an increasing recognition of the desirability of adequate amounts of protein foods in the diets of older people. Vitamins and minerals should be kept up during the later years as well as during youth. Milk is not only for babies, children and pregnant women but-for other adults as well It takes three average glasses of milk every day to provide the amount of calcium recommended for grownups! It is now felt that water too is important in the diet of older persons. It should not be excessive, of course, but in reasonable quantities lessens rather than increases the burden on "the kidneys and it is also of great value in intestinal function. • JACOBY ON IRIDGI WrMttn ftr MKA Sti f Jut mt OtWAL» JACOBY Find Fatil Flaw In Iridgt lid Tht bidding of today's hand was quite reasonable, but 'there was a fatal flaw in the play. South's opening bid of one no*trump showed balanced distribution and 19 to 18 points. North's raise to two no- rump showed balanced distribution with about 8 or 9 points. South was correct in going on to game tvto tbough be thereby reached a game contract with only 25 points in the combined hands. West opened the five of heart*, and declarer won in dummy with the queen in order to start the clubs. The queen of clubs forced out West's ace, and West led another heart. South won the second heart with the king and had to get to dummy to lead clubs again. When South led a diamond to dummy's king, East properly refused to win the trick. Declarer led another club and was allowed to win the trick Jane Russell's RKO make-up man, "Shot gun" Britton, goes with her for the independent movies she will make away from the studio. . .Joan Crawford's ex- hubby, Phil Terry, operates the Newport-Balboa area when not working in telefilms. he's INSIDE ON the assignment of Sheree North to "Pink Tights" is that Marilyn Monroe wouldn't sign her new Fox contract until the studio assured her she would not have to do the picture. . .Bill spades. The hand was hopeless if West held the king of spades, for West would be glad to take the spade trick and cash his remaining hearts. The situation was hopeless for the same reason if West had the ace • of diamonds. Since the hand could be made only if East had both the ace of diamonds and the king of spades, South should have continued with a third round of diamonds instead of leading the queen of spades. East could take his ace of diamonds, but he would then have to lead away from the king of spades, and dummy's jack of spades would then provide a sure entry. Dr. and Mrs. Robert 8mart and son, Bobby, of Richmond, Va., have arrived ot spend ten days as guests of Mrs. Smart's parents, Mr. and Mrs. X. D. Ferguson. A review of the -book "Our Town* by Thorton Wilder was given by Mrs. Harry W. Haine* at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club at the Hotel Noble. Mrs. O. X. QueUmalz will leave tonight for the University of Alabama at Tuscaloosa, where she will enroll for the summer term. EX-PRESIDENT TitlTMAN has "too much sympathy for the man with the responsibility" to comment on the policies of President Eisenhower. Harry is a good sport, and besides it's kind of awkward to jeer the relief pitcher from the showers.—Asheville (N. C.) Citizen. UNLESS the weather changes soon, some of us will not get anything out of our gardens except chickens.—Monroe (Ga.) Advertiser. After listening to the Army- McCarthy hearing on the air for days, wives here in town have become so sharp on, cross* examination that husbands are sticking to the truth on reports at home for fear of being tripped up on somt careless detail. NORTH 4J4 WEST n AKQ83 487532 EAST 4875 4K1092 VJ9851 *1062 • 10 52 •AD4 4 A 10 4 K 9 < SOUTH (D) 4 A Q 6 3 VAK4 4QJ4 North-South vul. St*h We* Ntrtk latl 1N.T. Pass 2N.T Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V i with his jack. A third round of clubs forced out last's king, and East returned a heart, knocking out declarer's lajt heart stopper. At this stage, declarer had two good clubs in tht dummy, *but ht had no convehitnt way to get there. He hopefully ltd tht jack of diamonds by East properly refused the trick again. Rather naively. South next led the queen of spades, but East refused that trick also. South was now limited to tight tricks; two spades, three htarU, two diamonds, and one club. As I have Indicated, it waa foolish of loutfc to lead the queta of Beastly Business Antwer to Previous Puzilt ACBOSS 1 Sly beast 4 Canine beasts 8 Greedy beast 12 One of the "Little Women** 13 Region 3 Musical instrument 5 Algerian seaport « Kindly 7 Perched 8 Division of Great Britain 14 Jewish month 9 N 0rse g0 d 15 Split pulst 10 Take it easy 27 Communic*- 16 Tease n Worry 18 Eating away 17 Not present 20 Poet Stephen 19 Distribute*. Vincent as cards o p U R 51 • o M A P 1 N K. A O M 1 0 A N • R * N E K V N P * 4 II k •%'> & N t? R 4" //// C A K « A 1 * y/A VA o K N 0 e. 9 y a« v//. 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