The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on June 3, 1954 · Page 8
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 3, 1954
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»AGI EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JUNE 8, 1954 \ TH£ BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE OO0RIKR NIW8 OO. H. W HAIN1S, Publiihcr SAURY A. HAINZ8, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICK8ON Editor FAUL O. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National AdTCrtising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., M«w Tort. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphia. _^^_________ Entered at second class matter at the post- office at BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act of Con- October t, 1117. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in tht city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service to maintained, S5e per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per y«ftr, $2.50 for six month* *1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mil* tone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations He that hath received his testimony hath set to Ms seal that God is true.—John 3:33. * * „ * If you shut up truth and bury it under the ground, it will but grow, and gather to itself such explosive power that the day it bursts through it will blow up everything in its way.— Emile Zola. Barbs Auto Industry May Suffer If Roads Aren't Improved More and more, the motor makers and the companies which finance car purchases are showing they appreciate the vital stake they have in improving of the nation's inadequate highway system. '* . They are voicing genuine concern that further growth, of their markets may be handicapped by the menace of traffic congestion. Arthur Dietz, president of Commercial Investment Trust, one of the major automobile credit firms, touched on the problem with some telling figures in a recent speech at Detroit. About 35 percent of American families don't own a car. Many of these, of course, are low-income families which cannot afford the cost. But millions who could pay the price apparently won't pay it because they don't think a car is worth owning. The vast majority of careless people live in urban areas. According to Dietz, in cities of 500,000 or more, 45 per cent of the families fall into the nonowner group. Naturally, the poor also are concentrated there. But there's no doubt in anybody's mind that the cities are hurting at the seams traffic-wise. Even if a family with a car does manage to work free of city snarls, it finds things just about as bad on the parkways and other arteries taking traffic away from the centers. One of Dietz' most astounding figures is this; U. S. motorists do 86 per cent of .their driving on only 23 per cent of the country's highways. In other words, some 700,000 miles of the 3,000,000 miles of our road network take traffic pounding, while all the rest of the mileage bears but 14 per cent of the load. Obviously, the overwhelming need is ,,. for new and improved roads, to ease the burden on that critical 700,000 miles. Last year the United States Spent around $5.2 billion for roads, but $2.2 billion merely went for maintenance of the existing system. As has been said again and again, this is far enough. Our highways deficiency is estimated at $50 billion. The experts figure,that to make up this deficiency and keep pace with further national development we ought to spend perhaps $11 billion a year on highways for the next 10 years. Of this annual total, $8 billion would be for new and improved roads, the rest for maintenance. Every year that goes by without a real attack on the problem deepens the highway deficit Certainly this will be had for the motor makers and those allied with them. But that's not the end. It will be bad for all of us. Th« eitiei and tht arteries that feed them are choking with automobiles. Ont day they may be strangled as economic entities unless our public authorities— up to the highest level—go beyond trying to wish the problem away with inadequate highway outlays. Big problms cost big money.. The price of failure to lay out can be big trouble. The Average vacation amounts to two weeks off immediately followed by two off weeks. * * * Think of the accidents is would permit if no driver's license were issued to the "other fellow." •* * * An Ohio man had his wife arrested for hitting him with a hoe and a rake. We'll bet she doesn't bate. * *' * Horses and the father of a two-month-old son «aa sleep while standing: up. * » * Spring comes before the summer and, for the braggart, pride comes before the fall. 'Kissin' Jim 7 Is Back Those who like a little special color in their politics will be glad to know that "Kissin 4 Jim" Folsom, former governor of Alabama is back. He won the Democratic Party's nomination for a four-year term, and of course that means his election. Around the country there isn't too clear a recollection as to what kind of governor Big Jim was from 1946 to 1950. Mostly he is remembered for his affinity for the ladies, and for being the tallest man in a tall hat at President Truman's inauguration in 1949. On one of his many forays about the land in the old days, Folsom disappeared from sight just when the press was most anxious to nail him. After hours of fran- tir hunting ended in futility, one fust- rated reporter wrote: "Kissin' Jim' was 'Missin.' Jim' today. But unless the big fellow has slowed it may be worth an occasional day of reportorial fustration just to have him on the scene. VIEWS OF OTHERS The President Is Winning The President won his fight against the Coudert resolution, which would have placed a limit upon his controversial prerogatives, and Congress gained in prestige. His highway bill, going into effect next year, and calling for almost one billion dollars, has passed both houses. Now, the St. Lawrence waterway measure, much better than any which has preceded it on the calendar has passed both the House and the Senate. It can be said that these successes indicate the wisdom of the Presiden't manner of approach in his relations with Congress, that of persuasion, of respect and of mutual esteem and friendly consulation. How much better is this than any form of attempted force, of threatening of individual members, and of purging "recalcitrants." Other important bills probably will have the endorsement of Congress, and many Democrats will continue to support the administration when its recommendations clearly are in the public interest, both in the domestic and the foreign fields. Adhesion to the latter and spirit of the Constitution, to which Americans are devoted, is the wisest of all policies for any president of the United States. As Macaulay said of the unwritten British constitution, it takes hold upon the hearthstones and the gravestones of th epeople, and is not a bill board upon which any passerby may in any mood scribble what he pleases.—Lexington Leader. Yes, How Secure? When historians write the story of the death of democracy, if it fails to survive internal apathy and external force, this may be the kind of incident they will use to illustrate what happened: In Columbia last Tuesday, the people of Columbia, the state Capital, elected a mayor and two councilmen. Columbia is a city of 85,000 population and is divided into 18 wards. Out of those 85,000 persons in 18 wards, only 132 went to the polls to vote in that important general election. Of course, it is true that the nominees selected in the recent hard-fought municipal primary had no opposition in the general election. But fewer than 10,000 persons voted in the primary. Furthermore, some political adventurer with 133 write-in votes could have taken the general election. How secure is our freedom?—Greenville (S.C.). Piediiiont. SO THEY SAY Your United States Air Force is ready now. The air crews are ready to man their interceptors to to defend this country and to take off; in their bombers to attack targets any place on he globe. —Air Force Secretary Talbott. * * * There are too many Methodists who come to church once or twice a year, throw a nickle in the plate and then walk out with 10 or 12 dollars' worth of hymn books.—Rev. Lamar Watkins, Stone Mountain Ga. * * * We (Suprmee Court) conclude that in the field of public education the doctrine of "separa- rate but equal" has no place.—Chief Justice Earl Warren. * * n However great the importance of radio and television may be in our times, the printed word is more important. The public square of today is the daily newspaper.—Samuel Cardinal Stritch. * * # We just don't know about that 10 per cent (unexplained flying saucers). If they are from Mars, and there are a people and a world that far ahead of u«, I don't think we have even to worry about it.—Gen. Nathan Twining, Air Force chief. On Guard Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Ed son's Washington Column — On Water and Power Legislation WASHINGTON—(NEA) — While Republican leaders display varying degrees of confidence in their abil- ty to put through President Eisenhower's bold new program, ti must not be overlooked that some parts of this program have not even been sent to Congress. Most notable of these shortcomings is in the field of electric power and water resources policy. President Eisenhower's State of the Union message last January promised that recommendations on a uniform water resources policy would be submitted, to the Congress later. He didn't say how ( much later. i Word from the Department of ] Interior is that its recommendations on this subject will be made to the White House .soon. The fact seems to be that the new team at Interior has had its troubles making up its mind what it wants. This has been complicated by Department of Agriculture, Army Corps of Engineers and other government agencies which have their own interests in this all-important subject. What comes out, therefore, will apparently be pretty much in the nature of an interim policy. It will not have congressional approval. At the rate Congress is now going, nothing will be done about water policy this year except for a few pet projects that may happen to get over the wires by political log rolling. Government reorganization of the several competing agencies handling water resources policy won't be included. That subject is now in the hands of a special task force of ex-President Herbert Hoover's commission on reorganizing of the executive branch of government. This task force, under retired Adra. Ben Moreel, now head of Jones & Laughlin Steel Co. of Pittsburgh, just recently began hearings in San Francisco. It plans a series of such hearings across the country and won't be ready to report until next year. The Administration's power policy is further tied up in the Hells Canyon case now nearing its first anniversary before the Federal Power Commission. There won't be an examiner's initial report on that before next year. The White House itself is tied in a knot over such simple things as selection of a new chairman for the Tennessee Valley Authority, although many people of that area seem to think Gordon Clapp, who resigned, is still the best man available. Secretary of the Interior Douglas McKay has made repeated multipurpose dams on the main statements that the federal government under the Republican administration will continue to build watersheds. He has endorsed such projects as John Day Dam on the Columbia, Glendo Dam in the Missouri basin and new power production units for other partially completed projects. But there have been no recommendations for new dam starts going to Congress. Major effort of the Administra- tion has been to encourage state and local public organizations and private power companies to develop hydroelectric sites. Applications to build a dozen such projects have been filed in the past year. On some of these the Administration proposes federal loans. This record of the Eisenhower administration on power and water resources development came under concentrated attack at the recent Democratic National Committee powwow in Washington. In an all-morning session presided over by former Secretary of Interior Oscar Chapman, Democratic congressmen from every section of the country blasted their opponents for lack of a program. Sen. Mike Monroney of Oklahoma read the record on flood control and reclamation cutbacks. Rep. Richard Boiling of Kansas City, speaking on the subject of how power policy 'had been reversed, expressed himself as "flabbergasted by willingness of the Administration to embrace a policy of complete selfishness." Rep. Percy Priest of Tennessee presented the case for TVA. Rp. John F. Shelby of San Francisco reviewed the fight to turn the Central Valley project over to state control. On the Trinity River project, he charged the plan was not only to "give it away, but pay 'em to take it." Rep. Ed Edmondson of Oklahoma charged ''murder" of Rural Electrification Administration by Southwestern Power. Administration's new policy. HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Hollywood on TV: Many visionless people in Hollywood yelled "Traitor" when I grabbed a crystal ball three years ago and predicted that made-in-Hollywood film would someday dominate television. TV, they argued, was a new and different medium — a live action medium—that couldn't afford film and didn't want film. For three years my drum beating for the superiority of telefilm over live shows has been a solo voice amidst shouts of: "Shaddup — you're helping kill £he movie industry" Now it's obvious to all that TV has SAVED the movie industry. Maybe not all of the big studios, but all of the workers in Hollywood's guilds and crafts from directors to prop men and extras. The official confirmation is in a VARIETY survey which reveals that Hollywood union leaders "agree unanimously that they would face a serious unemployment problem if it weren't for television." The facts: Nearly half of all salaried Hollywood workers are in telefilm production and the making of video films is topping theatrical by 10 to 1 and still rising. Hollywood telefilm adds up to 6500 hours a year, compared to feature film production of 664 hours annually. Film programming now exceeds live shows on U. S. TV stations. And, for the first time, Hollywood shows dominated the Big Ten. Of the nation's 10 most popular shows, six originate in Hollywood—Lucy, Dragnet, Bob Hope, Comedy Hour, You Bet Your Life and Ford Theater. The other four: Berle, Jackie Gleason, Godfrey's Talent Scouts and Goodyear TV playhouse. NOW IT CAN be told that the first four "documentary" "Public Defender" telefilm plots were pure fiction but truth won out as per the old adage. All subsequent chapters have been based on fact from public files and Star Reed Hadley is beaming: "Ever since we switched to truth, people keep telling me, 'Hey, the show's getting better every week.' " Rex Allen's first TV stint since leaving Republic's western star corral may be a la Dinah Shore. He's talking with Gross-Krasne about a 15-minute filmed singing series titled, "Voice of the West." angle ... Rod Cameron's "City Detective" and Richard Carlson's "I Led Three Lives" have been renewed for 39 additional episodes. Eye-strain dept.: The average family, according to rating services, watches TV a total of five hours, 46 minutes EACH DAY. Instead of double bills, it's now every-half-hour bills. Church authorities nixed Ralph Edwards' request to do a "This Is Your Life" stanza on silent screen star Gareth Hughes, now a snowy-haired Father David on a Nevada Indian reservation.... Sexy Joan Shawlee, discovered by Bob Hope, plays a murderous men-, ace in a new telefilm—"I want to find out if I'm not my type." "Will a Chinese edition of "What's the Name of That Song" be called "What's the Name of That SOONG?" 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt Killing four owls at once without meaning to shoot any of them is the record made by Hubert Seymore while hunting yesterday near Puxico, Mo. Miss Sara Jo. Little, Miss Margaret Shaver and Oscar Fendler went to Oxford, Miss., this afternoon to attend the baccalaureate exercises at the University of Mississippi tomorrow. Miss Annabel Bryant left Friday for Little Rock where she will visit relatives for a week. LITTLE LIZ— Ralph Bellamy's private-eye show, "Man Against Crime," is filmed on the site of 1908 nickelodeon epics—the old Edison studio in the Bronx, N. Y. Sometimes it looks like they're using the original Edison camera . . . Ginger Rogers' mother, Lela, is writing the playlets that will star her and promising actors from little theaters all over the nation on TV. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Written for NEA Service A. S. writes, "I have been told that I am badly anemic. Is this serious? What, if anything, can be done to remedy the situation? Does this make it desirable to contact my family physician?" To answer the last question first, I believe that anyone with anemia should be under a physician's care. Often anemia is a symptom of a serious condition which should be treated promptly, and at other times it is- something which can be remedied comparatively easily, often with great improvement in the feeling of well being of the person involved. do not get enough iron in their food. There is also a form of anemia known as primary or pernicious, the cause of which is not known. Anemia is the general term applied to below normal number of red blood cells or insufficient coloring matter or hemoglobin. Needless to say there are several kinds of anemia, many possible causcl; and great variation in the degree to which there is a deficiency of red'cells or hemoglobin. The most common form, however, is what is known as secondary anemia—that in which blood has been lost from the body and incompletely replaced. A sudden hemorrhage, even a nose bleed, may bring on anemia. If it is not repeated, however, the blood is usually replaced rapidly. But if attacks of bleeding are repeated at frequent intervals a severe anemia may result. The attack on this kind of anemia is not only to give iron preparations which enter into the hemoglobin, but even more important to identify and stop the attacks of hemorrhage. In many cases it runs out to be quite a problem to track down the loss of blood, because it may be gradual and in small amounts rather than sudden and profuse. But anemia can come from many things besides lose of blood. Some get anemic just because they This used to be a fatal disease, but thanks to work on dogs and observations on human beings this is no longer true. Liver has saved many lives of those with pernicious anemia. Now crystallized vitamin B-12 appears to be saving many more. In secondary anemia the problem is to identify the cause and correct it. In severe cases blood transfusions can prove life saving. With present knowledge of the blood it has been possible to restore many persons to health who might otherwise have become chronic invalids. clubs, the correct play depends on whether South is playing for total points or match points. Curiously enough, at total points South should make his contract; at match points he should be defeated. In a rubber bridge game, an expert declarer would immediately put up dummy's ace of clubs at the first trick. South would then draw trumps and give up a club trick. Dummy's extra club would ROSEMAKY CLOONEY is playing a private game of Place the Face — with the right make-up man. She won't sign for TV shows these days unless the sponsor pays for the Movietown make-up man who's in charge of the powder puff and grease paint in her career. She even insists on flying him to New York for her small screen appearances. .The new filmed chapters of "Big Town," with a new cast, will have more of a newspaper flavor. The lead's aren't set, but Marjorie Lord will play the society editor role. Lon Chaney was the screen's No. 1 spook but Lon, Jr., nixed a horror telefilm series in favor of a program with an educational All things come to him who waits—but it's not always the things he was waiting for. THE MEANING of "massive retaliation" comes under scholarly debate. Was never thus when the kids just called it chip on the shoulder. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Remember when hydrogen was regarded as harmless component water, feared only by comfirmed. topers?—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. A "European-Type Nato" in Asia might mean "No action Toward Organization. —. "Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. • NEA9 Plez Thurman says the sight af the television antennas all aver town would surely cause Did - fashioned, lightning - rod salesmen of years ago to turn over in their- graves if they tnew about them. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY Making a Contract Has Many Factors South should reach a contract of four spades in today's hand whether he is playing for a silver cup, marbles, or coin of the realm. Will he make his contract? The answer depends on which of these three South happens to be playing for. South has an obvious opening bid cf one spade, with 18 points in high cards and one point for the doubleton. North's raise shows trump support in a hand that is worth about 6 to 9 points. This is clearly enough for game but noi enough for slam, so South should waste no time in bidding four spades. When Wect opens tn« deuce of WEST 4932 VJ9652 4 K943 *2 NORTH 4 J 1054 VK3 4 J62 * A 10 9 4 EAST 43 VQ874 4 A 107 4K8765 SOUTH (D) 4 AKQ76 V A 10 4 Q85 *QJ3 North-South vul. West North Pass 2 4 Pass Pass Opening lead—4 2 Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 55 Tribe 1 Hardy type of 56 R °y al Italian cabbage 5 cabbage 8 Garden vegetable ' 12 Assam silkworm . 13 Age ! 14 Within (comb, form) 15 Termini ' 16 Upper limb 17 Solar disk 18 Placard 20 Shrubs 22 Dawn goddess family name 57 Born 58 Trial DOWN 1 Retain 2 Italian river 3 Covers 4 Oriental 5 Erects 6 Make a mistake 7 A frost 8 Perforated balls give declarer a diamond discard, so that the opponents could never make more than one club and two diamonds. In a match point game, South can hardly afford to be the only player in the tournament who doesn't take the club finesse. If the finesse happens to work, 11 tricks will be made at other tables, and South simply cannot affort to be the only player who makes only 10 tricks. As the hand stands, South is defeated if he tries the club finesse. East takes the king of clubs and returns the suit, allowing West to ruff. The defenders still must get Iwo diamond tricks, and South is idvi-e set at least one trick. If the defenders are good enough, West will get a second ruff, and South will suffer the ignominy of being set two tricks. 24 Contemn J27 Obscure 28 Wager 31 on the cob 32 Ice cream container 33 Greek letter 34 Exist 35 Warble 36 Fruit of the palm tree 37 Legal point 38 Goddess of infatuation 39 Punitive 40 Winglike part 41 Harden 42 Tower 45 Rabbit's favorite vegetable 49 Toward the sheltered side t Feminine appellation 2 Military assistant 3 Church fast season 4 Above (contf.7 21 Halt 39 Green 24 Cicatrix 40 Rugged 25 Apple center mountain spur 26 Mineral rocks 41 Frighten 27 Finished 42 Story 28 String 43 Rubber . 9 Grafted (her.) 29 Girl's name 44 Lease luei 1Q Q erman r iver30 Asiatic weight 46 Vex 11 Units of 32 Quotation " 47 Harem rooms weight 35 Bargain ev»nt48 Canvas shelter 19 Eternity 36 Derogate 51 Scottish river

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