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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 16, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detiolt, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class m»tter at the poit- otltce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o( Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: , By carrier to the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service 1» maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per vear *2 50 for six months, 11.25 for three moiithi; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Because ye have burned incense, and becauso ye have sinned against the Lord, and have not. obeyed the voice of the Lord, nor walked in his testimonies; therefore this evil li happened unto you, as at this day. — Jeremiah 44:23. * * * The tissues of the life to be We weave with colors, all our own; And in the field of Destiny We reap as we have sown. —Longfellow. Barbs With a censor around, a girl on the beach is between the devil and the deep blue sea. * * * Getting up before hubby, girls, is a fine way to keep in pocket chanee. * * * A couple Who went on a cabin cruiser honeymoon were divorced a month later. Missmatel instead of messmates. * * * Lots of new cars already have fone 10,000 miles on credit. * * » In the summer a young man's fancy nightly turns to gasoline. UN Secretary General Acts Wisely in Security Firings UN Secretary General Dag Hammar- skjold acted with wise attention to the realities when he refused to rehire four employes of the Secretariat who had been dropped on loyalty charges. Their reinstatement, with back pay, had been ordered by a UN administrative tribunal. This body also had directed payment of an indemnity to seven other dismissed employes who refused reinstatement. The discharged individuals had declined to testify satisfactorily before congressional committees investigating communism among Americans at the UN. Most had invoked the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution, refusing to answer questions about possible Communist affiliations on the ground they might thus tend to incriminate themselves. The UN tribunal which heard their appeals decided this refusal alone was not sufficient evidence of misconduct or unsatisfactory service to warrant dismissal. It pointed out further that UN staff regulations recognize the right of staff members to adhere to their political opinions, whatever their nature. This rule is pethaps inescapable in an international body which must draw its personnel from both Communist and non-Communist nations. But it is a mistake to apply it in a narrow, legalistic way to the citizens of the United States working for the UN. We enjoy a unique status as the host country of the UN. We have a natural and proper concern for the security of the nation. And since we regard Communists not as mere political partisans but as conspirators against our government, we cannot view indifferently the existence of Red cells anywhere. • These particular Americans were not working for the U. S. delegation to the UN. They had nothing to do with American policy-making, nor did they have access to U. S. secrets at any level. Nevertheless, in working for the Secretariat they had the cover of respectability and the convenience of a choice nesting spot close to the flow of important information. To allow their continued presence there would seem only to flout needlessly the legitimate purposes of American security authorities, without noticeably enhancing the stature of the Secretariat. To prove its universality the Secretariat may have to hire Russian or satellite Communists. But it does not have • to hire American Reds. Some think it regrettable that at a time of heightened world tensions th« UN headquarters stands within the geographic borders of one of the two great rival powers. The magnified security problems clearly hinder growth of an independent Secretariat, and the situation is an embarrassment to the host country. Thrust into this delicate dilemma, Hammarskjold took the sane course. He accommodated the UN Secretariat's hiring policy to America's reasonable concern for its own safety^ He understood that this would do the UN much less harm than would his clinging to a rule that appeared to defy this urge to security. Views of Others Why Teach School? School teachers are making more money than they did a few years ago. But they're still not making enough. Take the case of the male school teacher in an eastern state who last week handed his resignation to the school board. He had been making an average of about $85 weekly as a teacher. But he got an offer of $137.50 a week to drive a, beer truck. And he took It. You can't blame him. Until we wake up to the fact that our school teachers are among the most important public servants we have . . . And until we compensate them accordingly ... We Will continue to lose many of our best teachers to other lines of endeavor. For twelve years of his life the average child spends at least half of his waking day with his teachers, through grammar school and high. That means that his teachers have as much Influence on his life as do his relatives at home . . . parents, grandparents or whatever they may be. Teachers are as important as doctors or dentists or ministers. Someday perhaps we will come to the full realization of that fact and see to it that they are acocrded compensation in line with their importance in the panorama of modern society. — Gastonla (N.C.) Gazette. Compare With Coaches We quoted an editorial from The Nashville Banner recently, in which that paper argued that United States Congressmen, now asking for a ten thousand dollar a year raise in salary, should be raised in proportion to the cuts in expenses they are able to bring about for the average taxpayer. There was a considerable reaction to the clipping. Several readers remarked that Bill Colmer was worth twenty-five thousand a year — the total to which the salary of a congressman would attain, if the raise went through. Bill hns a .wide and enthusiastic following here. One man said that athletic coaches, the country over, are getitng from fifteen to twenty-five thousand dollasv a year, and that a United States Congressman should be considered equally useful to his country. To the latter argument we added our own remark — we think the man who adds the data on college coaches "hns something." — Laurel ("Miss.) Leader-Call. Deuces Wild We read a piece in a Kentucky paper the other dny to the eflect that it" mama is tne nervous, irritable kind wno gets the jitters every time Junior comes home with a lender knocKed off the family jalopy, there is a pleasant cure for her. A Los Angeles psychology student has found, by research we suppose, tnut women who play poker tend to be betu. adjusted emotionally tnan is tne average, non-poKer playing woman. It couia jusi ue tnai pOKer woum suuuie Mama's nerves, but wluit happen's to Papa's already overwrought psyche wnen Mama starts disappearing into .smoice-iilled rooms and losing heavily trying to till an inside straight, or playing peculiarly female poker with all red cards wild? — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. >O I HEY SAY By comparison uvith tidelands oil) The Teapot Dome scandal WHS petty larceny. — Ex-President Truman. s * * Depressions are man-made, and what man makes he can also avoid. — Walter Reuther, CIO chief. * * * I'd say those who did not confess (to germ warfare) should get the Congressional Medal of Honor. — Col. Walker Mahurin, says he confessed to Red captors because' of the inhuman tortures they inflicted. * * * It was strictly a routine flight. — Col. Ben Klose, after flying a B-47 from England to the U. S. in nine hours, seven minutes. * * * We must not bombard our congressmen with appeals to bring our boys home. — Mrs. Rae Ashton, president American Legion Auxiliary warns against Communist "Wooden Horses," such as a "bring our boys home" campaign. * * * American labor has been and is eternally vigilant In fighting communism successfully at the "bread and butter" level where communism buildi 1U power. — Walter Reuther, CIO chief. -And How're Things With You?" Peter Edson's Washington Column — Louisiana^ Strawberry War Is Making Anti Trust History WASHINGTON —(NEA)— As people in the east ate Louisiana strawberry shortcake this season, hey may not have realized the berries 'could have anything to do with an antitrust suit. Attorney General Herbert Brownell has announced that New Orleans grand jury has returned an i dlctment char] Peter Edson i ng a Hammond. ,a., local of the National Agricul- ural Workers' "Union, AFL, With iolation of the antitrust laws in ic strawberry business. This i$ a use that may make labor, farm o-op and antitrust-law history. H. L. Mitchell, president of the gricultural Union, with headquar- ers In Washington, has issued a last against the attorney general this Inductment, one of the first ntltrust actions of the new nd- ilnistration. Mitchell charges Mr. Brownell 'Uh "union busting" and trying to ersecute poor and needy small nrmers while dismissing criminal ntitrust proceedings against an In- arnational oil cartel. Actually, this ..vawherry case was begun under ruman. National Agricultural Workers is le of the poorer, shirttail unions f the AFL. It has attempted to •ganize the seasonal, migratory ay laborers on the big factory arms. It has battled against illegal iiportatton of Mexican "wetback" rm labor, and for better wages nd working conditions for what Is ,111 probably the lowest-paid seg- ment of American labor. In the Hammond, La., strawberry area, however, this union stepped into new fields a couple of years ago when it successfully organized some 3000 out of an estimated 3500 -small farmers and landowners. Attempts At Organization Various attempts had been made to organize these farmers ever since the depression. Congressman James H. Morrison, who represents this district in Washington, organized them into a co-op in 1939, but it broke up at the end of the war. Then, in 1951, the Agricultural Union took over. Henry E. Hasiwar of New York, a national vice president, headed the organizing drive. It is an area of small truck and berry farms, few people having more than three to ten acres, which is all one family can handle. The farmers are of French, Italian Czech, Anglo-Saxon and Negro stock. Some of them operate on small areas, taking off the cash aerry crop in February and March, then going to work in the oil fields or shifting: to cultivation of cucumbers, peppers or beans. Within a year, Hasiwar's Local 312, Louisana Fruit and Vegetable Producers' Union, controlled two ;hlrds of the area production, valued at, about.$7 million a year. And then the trouble began. Federal Bureau of Investigation was sent into the area last year to make an investigation of alleged coercion of farmers to join the union. Handlers and processors who refused to meet these terms had their places of business picketed. Growers were prevented from un- loading their crops at such places. There were a number of acts of violence and the whole community became involved in a strawberry War. All this led to charges that the union was not operating as a labor organization. The members were not employes, but independent farmers. It was charged that the union was involved in trying to fi prices and act In restraint o trade. Tried To Be Co-Op In an apparent effort to ge around this, the'union applied fi a license as a farm co-operative Palling to meet Louisiana law re qulrements, the license was neve granted. In the Louisiana case, no on> could belong to the co-op who v/a not a member of the union. Due were raised to $10 Initiation anc $2 a month, which few small berr> patch operators could afford. The union collected $40,000 dues, hal of which came to Washington Roadside sale of berries was pro hibited. A union exclusive sales agent was named, who was paic $20,000 salary out of profits. Members of the co-op were en titled to rebates from profits i their dues were paid up. But where dues were in arrears, they were deducted from rebate dividends through a check-off. Early this year Department o Justice , sent an antitrust lawyer Henry M. Stuckey from Washing ton, to sift these charges and pre sent them to a grand ujry with U. S. Attorney John M. McKay Trial of. this case may set new precedents as to what labor un ions and co-ops can and can't do under the antitrust laws. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD the Doctor Says— Writtci for NEA Scrrlc* By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.O. A splitting headache oftjen arrives at the most inconvenient times. Although fi "headache" serves as one of the world's best excuses for getting out of some engagement, the real thing Is exceedingly unpleasant. Headache Is ft stransc thing. There are reasons for believing in most, if not all, there is increased blood flowing through the blood vessels of the brain duvinj a headache .and this increases the pressure on the hard, bony .>kull. Certainly, most ol them feel that way! Why this happens in some people and at some times is hard to fitjure out. There seem, to be several reasons which can bring this about. Undoubtedly worry or some other kind of nervous strain brings on headache'ln many people. While a headache can sometimes be traced lo eyestraln, sinus trouble, or an upset stomach, the nervous origin of many headaches is the most important. One man had a quarrel will) his partner about twice a year and a day later he would invariably be prostrated by a severe headache. A mother always developed a bad attack whenever her daughter stayed out In the evening longer than the-mother thought wise! This sort of thing goes on all the time and furnishes good evidence of the close relation between worry, anger, or other emotions and many headaches. However, many hcacaclies are considered to be of the migraine type which are partly hereditary and partly the result of the stress and strain, of modern life. Even many of those which are not classified as migraine come on »/ter * difficult conference, a quarrel or something else which interferes with the calm life. Everyone lias Headac-brs Th« occtiloual headache Is somt i I thing that almost everyone experiences, but the frequently repeated attack cannot be ignored. If it can be traced to some definite physical cause the underlying difficulty can often be corrected. Some physciaris who have studied this subject intensively believe many headache victims have a driving personality, are particularly ambitious and keep pushing themselves long after they should let down on their activities. These people find it hard to let others do some of the work and keep themselves always tense and anxious. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Blaming Your Luck Is Poor Policy By OSWALD JACOBV Written for NEA Service South thougnt that he was unlucky in today's hand when he lost two finesses, but his misfortune was his own fault. It's foolish to draw trumps promptly when you can see that you will have trouble In .reaching your hand conveniently. Use the trumps as a roadway to your hand, and postpone your ^rump plays until you need the roadway. In today's hand declarer won the opening heart lead In the dummy and lost a trump finesse to West's king. West returned a heart, forcing South to ruff, and declarer made the serious error of drawing two more rounds of trumps. When South next tried the club finesse, E»st won with the king of clubs and led a third round of hearts, punching out declarer's last trump. It's easy to see what happened later on. We" took Uit first diamond with his ace and returned a diamond There was no way of getting ou: of dummy, and dummy still had a losing heart. The defenders thus took a trick in each suit. The hand is very simple if you Just don't draw the second and third rounds of trumps. You lose the trump finesse and ruff the heart return. Now you forget about trumps NORTH (D) IS V A 10 5 4 «KQ + AQJ9 WEST EAST 4>K74 *52 VI 63 VKQJ98 » A874 » 68; + 652 *K107 SOUTH * AQJ 109 ¥2 4> J 10 9 3 4843 North-South vul. North Eait South >V«t 1 * IV 1 * Pass 2 N.T. Pass 3 * Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 7 for a while and try the club finesse. East wins the king of clubs (It does him no particular good to hold up, although It is probably his best try) and leads a third .•ound of hearts, forcing you to ruff again. You now switch to diamonds, forcing . out West's ace. What can West do now? If he puts you in dummy with a diamond (he can't lead a fourth heart, after all), you can get back to your hand and draw trumps. Then you are in position to cash the Jack ,nd ten of diamonds. If West returns a trump, you can unblock the dummy's remaining diamond and get back to your hand with a third round of trumps. Those trumps are your communication, and you must use them for that purpose instead of woodenly draw- ig trumps »t your first oppor- i tunlty. Being Wed To Producer Doesn't Help By JAMES BACON (For Bob Thoir.»» HOLLYWOOD W) — It's an old Hollywood belief that the plum roles always "go to the producer's girl friend or wife. June Allyson asserts it's not so. And she's got a husband who is producer and director. So far hubby Dick Powell has thrown no work her way. "And don't think I haven't tried," she comments. "I read every script Richard brings home. Some of them have had wonderful pzfrts for me. And I hint broadly that I'm available and willing. But he always gives me the same answer-: 'We have Jane Russell in mind.' " Someday June believes she will work for her husband. Right now she meets him only as a spouse, not a business contact. , Since she left Metro, the lot that made her a star, she has had her pick of some of the best parts In town. In the "The Glenn Miller Story" she plays Mrs. Miller to Jimmy Stewart's portrayal of the famous band leader. The two were re-teamed apparently because of their success in "The Stratton Story." One of the few baseball pictures in Hollywood history that ever made money. One of the reasons that June is happy to have Powell as husband only is because of his near death some months back from a burst appendix. It is not generally known how close to death Powell actually was. June calls the ordeal "the most horribie week of my life." Powell at first thought he had an attack of indigestion. "I thought this strange," June discloses. "Richard never had had any stomach trouble. "He got sicker and sicker. I urged him to call his doctor, but like all men he thought it just something that would pass quickly. He made the usual mistake of taking bicarbonate of soda. It worried me and I decided I'd try to keep awake and propped myself up in my bed. "I must have dozed for a minute or two and was awakened by a thud. There was Richard at the foot of my bed with perspiration running off him like water. He was moaning 'help me, help me. Then he collapsed. Powell underwent an emergency appendectomy and still another operation to clear up an intestinal obstruction. His appendix had burst and gangrene had set In. HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Latest eye-opener in the Hollywood vs. television battle is that 40 per cent of all movie directors have deserted the theater film industry for video. Variety, famous theatrical trad* paper, came up with the startling- figures, reporting a 20 per cent jump of movie directors switching to home screens in one year. Some have gone to New York for live shows, but a matjority are in the telefilm industry. Latest figures on films for video are eyebrow-lifting, too. Some of them: Telefilms now account for 68 per cent of Eastman's Hollywood business. Two years ago only 14 advertisers filmed their programs, but before 1953 is out the total will be more than 40. A soft-drink company has signed for 52.weeks sponsorship of the "Annie Oakley" telefilm series with 50 stations lined up. Each film will cost 527,500 to produce. Good new movie headed for TV: Jimmy Cagney's "The Time o! Your Life," screen version of William Saroyan's Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Variety reports that Bing Crosby's, radio salary has been cut from $16,000 to $15,500 a week as a "fine" for not appearing on television. The Groaner agreed to accept the penalty for every week IB doesn't do video. At those prices Bing, I figure, can go on ignoring television until about 1998. He Hails TV _ Eichard Denning feels like doing salaams In front of the parlor picture boxes every time he's called ir another movie job and Bays: "When I think I was warned I wouldn't get any picture work once I went into a TV series. I've had only one week off because of film roles, since I finished my last 'Mr. and Mrs. North.' I even had to put an operation off for three months." Capsule review: It seems everybody both here and around the country has been hoping Clark Gable would get a good picture. King Gable actually hasn't had one good movie since his return from World War n service. He's got it now In "Mogambo," even though it's a remake of "Red Dust" one of his greatest hits of the '30s. Gable is verile as ever and mates lusty love to Ava Gardner as well as he did to Jean Harlow when he was a much younger man. In their opening game of the season Joe Dildy's Chicks romped to a 73-0 victory over Piggott last night. Miss Mary Spain Usrey and Miss Virginia Little went to Oxford, Miss., today where they are to be students at the University of Mississippi. Mr, and Mrs. Hubert Seymore spent yesterday in Memphis attending the Mid-South fair. A DEPRESSION would do more to help leg muscles than anything we know of. — Elizabethtown (Ky.) News. WE READ where a waiter In Chicago was arrested for speeding. It doesn't sound poslsble. — Mat- loon (111.) Journal-Gazette. Joe E. Lewis explaining why he'» not on TV: "I was on television once. They ook a special Hooper to see how well I was doing. And they found out that 75 per cent of the studio audience wasn't looking at me." 75 Years Ago In B/yt/ieviV/e— Considering the high tension prevailing in setting up the Korean political conference, an ambulance unit, such as India contributed to the war, would & probably be more useful than '"" some Indian orators around the conference anyhow. Musical Quiz Answer to Previous ruizie ACROSS 1 Lowest singing voice 5 Three-quarter 9 "—- O' My Heart" 12 Great Lake 13 Arabian gulf 14 Lyric poem 15 Aardvarks . 17 "it's a to Tell a Lie" 18 Those who accomplish 19 Fine-grained mineral 21 Sieve 23 Consume 24 Equality 27 Expires 29 Plant cutting 32 More level 34 Conditional release 30 Edit 37 Kitchen tool 38 Journey 39 Dutch village 41 Canals connecting Lakes Huron and Superior 42 Plant fluid 44 Shoshonean Indiani 48 Prayers 49 South American ' mountains 53 New (prefix) M Most suitable 56 Brown 57 Auction 51 Mexican coin 58 Harvest goddess 80 Formtrly 61 Eject from the mouth DOWN 1 Small ball 2 Italian river 3 Location 4. Foretellers 5 Make lace edging 6 Fancy 7 Black: bird 8 Follow 9 Postures 10 Redact 11 Heredity unit 16 Whispers 20 Mother-of- pearl 22 Discharged 24 Impudent , 25 State 26 Changes 43 Sheriff's men 28 Game 45 Clips 30 Bread spread 46 Atop 31 Fiddle- playing Roman 33 Philippine palms 35 Plea 40 European thrushes 47 Harvest 48 Close 50 "How Is the ocean?" 51 Essential being 52 Pack. 55 Encountered

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