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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 26, 1953
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/A(JE FOUR BLYTHEVlLL'E (ARK,) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, SEPT. 26, 1991 BLtTHBVlttl! COtflUEft NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H W. MAttlifS, Pubiliher A. HA1NE8, Assistant Publisher A. A, ralimiCK&dJi, Miter D. buMAN, AdVeftislhi Maiwger Soi« Nations) Advertising Representatives: Waiisee Wltnief Co., New York, Chicago, betioit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered at second class matter at the post- Ice at Blytheville, Arkansas; under act oi Cori- jfe'sa, October 9- 1917. Metr-bef 6! The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or »nj Suburban town where carrier service !« maintained, 25c per week By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year $250 for six months, 41.25 for three' months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. tlJ.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For (hen shall thou have thy delight In the Almighty, and shall lift up thy face unto God. _ Job 22:26. * * * Can every anguish.. They who have steeped their souls in prayer Can every anguish calmly bear. — Richard Milnes. Barbs When you hear about the number of unsolved crimes, "safe" robbers takes on real meaning. * * * If coil prices jump, It will give everybody * chance to say "I told you «o." * * » ' The way some of the canoes get tipsy, maybe we should vote our rivers and lakes dry. * * * What a state Georgia is! Even the famllj' treei produce peaches. * * • It's easy to figure out how to do things — the trouble comes in doing them. New View of Tariffs Might Satisfy Everyone By way of Geneva, Switzerland, we learn that the State Department has decided to suggest the President's commission on foreign economic policies a new plan for a general lowering of tariffs throughout the free world. The commission is undertaking a broad study of American policies with an eye to recommending legislation at the next session of Congress. Under scrutiny is the established Reciprocal Trade Program and the whole question of how to increase trade between the United States and its allies. The new proposal would represent a departure from the reciprocal trade idea, spawned by former Secretary of State Cordell Hul! in a Democratic administration. On that basis alone, it might appeal to more Republicans than "would a mere continuance of the existing program. But in the view of some observers, the "general reduction" plan might actually satisfy high-tariff advocates better than reciprocal trade; it might put more of a spur to other trading nations; and at the same time it might produce more widely beneficial effects than other plans. Here's how that might happen: Under reciprocal trade law, the President is authorized to negotiate individual agreements with other countries to cut tariffs "reciprocally." In practice that means we cut the import duty on a particular item, and the other nation matches it with a cut on some item we sell. Then we automatically spread the concession to other trading countries. The effects can be quite limited on all sides. Under the plan to be submitted by the State Department, we would lower tariffs on a more general basis, but ' other nations would be called on to do the same. In this way, the "mutual" aspect of the reductions would be much greater than under the existing system. In other words, we would be getting more in return for our concessions — the barriers to our products abroad would be lowered in more sweeping style. Yet we still could protect particular industries we felt might suffer from inflooding foreign competition. This could be done because the proposed plan calls for cutting the "average levels" of tariffs in 10 principal categories of imports. Thus, in food products, duties might be kept high to protect certain items, so lond as the average was brought down in accordance with th« plan. Thii system therefor* hilght be much mdre p*lat»bl« to protectionists than HHf>rii&tive&. The nlei'lU of this plan cannot be fairly judged offhnhd. But «t the Very least it is encouraging to find sortie fresh thinking being given to a problem that could produce one of the bitterest fights In Congress next year. We must hope the President's corhniis- sion examines this proposal thoughtfully. Battling Bachelors The bachelor party is an established social institution, celebrating the final hours of a prospective bridegroom's freedom. Generally it's a pretty harmless affair, marked by song, by mocking farewells, by some clipping into the cup of cheer. Evidently, however, it isn't a good idea to hold two of them simultaneously and under the same roof. The experiment was tried in a night club in New York's Greenwich Village the other night, and it must he set down as a failure. It all began when somebody in one party objected to some loud singing in the other. The protest was rejected, forcefully. In a moment the rival celebrants were Stressing their arguments with bottles, glasses, ice bowls,1 chairs and even tables. A seven-piece band, seeking ingeniously to effect a truce, blared away full blast with "The Stnr-Spangled Banner." It only seemed to spur on the battling bachelors. Eventually the police broke it up, but one of them called it "the roughest seven minutes I ever experienced." Anyway, for at least two ex-bachelors, marriage should prove a pretty tame affair. Views of Others The Turning Point An important aspect of the tragic loss of lives in the nation's highway accidents which has escaped the full attention of Americans is the emotional Impact on the victim's families. Paul H. Blalsdell, safety director of the Association of Cacualty and Surety Companies, brings "Operation Heartbreak" into proper focus with a letter he received from an Illinois mother whose 15- year-old son was killed last year while riding with a driver of the same age. "One rends of automobile accidents Involving hundreds of people," the mother wrote him, "but little do we consider the heartbreak and changes In family living that these accidents bring about. "We never hoar of the victim's father and mother who have to keep on from day to day, feeling that all their physical strength has completely left them — pulling themselves up by their boot straps so the two brothers and one sister won't feel that .the .bottom has dropped out from under their feet." If most "motorists respond with safer driving because their emotions are moved by the tragic results of accidents as drawn by this and other bereaved mothers, and if the legion of those left behind by the victims of automobile accidents could be organized into an army of ardent workers in the cause of highway safety — which Is this mother's strong desire — we might at long last see a turning point in the alarming trend of traffic accidents. —Carlsbad Current-Argus. Bureaucratic Stupidity Bascom Tlmmons, News-Free Press Washington correspondent, has sent In another fine example of the apparently incurable stupidity of Big Bureaucracy. According to the Tlmmons' story a Government official who was retiring — by request — looked at piles of papers In his of/Ice, representing the correspondence and litter of several years, then decided to cull the General Services Administration about disposing of the mess. After explaining mat lie did not want to throw the trash away without obtaining proper authority from tlie Committee on Useless Papers, tie was assured his case would be considered and he would hear from GSA. After several days a formal letter arrived, which read approximately as follows: "Consideration has been given your request, and after a review of the circumstances, it has been decided that you may dispose of the papers referred to. However, before doing so, it is directed that you ascertain that your files contain copies of all papers so disposed of." — Chattanooga News-Free Press. SO THEY SAY Just say we're friends of the family. _ Bodyguards for Rita Hayworth's children, refusing to make their Identity known. * * * I never thought I would see the time when I had anything good to say about the Eightieth Congress. But the Eighty-third Congress Is making the Eightieth look better every day, — Former President Truman. * * * I'd like to explain th* reason my husband was so drunk last night. You see, my mother had just had her twentieth baby and we thought It was an occasion to celebrate. — Mrs. Jan Czaj- kowskl defends her husband In « London, Eng., court Now the Only Thing Holding Up the Pared* Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Wives, Sweethearts Get Blame For Low Morale of Servicemen By DOUGLAS LAR9EN NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA}— A col onel in the Pentagon developed nn ntcresting theme on the prcscn. alarming state oi low morale In in the armed services. He put; about 90 per cen of the blame on the wives of the men in service. It's obvious why a colonel brave enough to say such a thing, must be kept %8Z$& anonymous. But Larson ^. R m ftn(jhy . riity connected with claims that norale Is low. In his first meeting with the ress, Admiral Arthur Radford, cw chairman of the Joint Chiefs f Staff, appeared more concerned bout low service morale than he id about the Russian hydrogen omb. There are at lenst a half- ozon bigh-Ievcl reports being pre- ared on the subject for presenta- on to Congress. Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson lias a study under way fol- iwing a memorandum written by ormcr JCS Chairman Qen. Omar radley. Bradley wrote that he was orricd about "the growing lack of onfldence in the military service s a worthwhile and respected ca- ;er." As far as the anonymous colonel 3C5. Wilson and the other morale tperts can stop probing the prob- m right now. He claims that be- ind almost every case of low mo- ile. you can find a female. Fol- wing is a paraphrasing of the lonel's ideas: First, dotf your hat to the service ives and widows who have suf- red plenty. Congratulate the indful who cheerfully move from post to post without complaining and who never say one word which dulls their husbands' sense of duty in performing one of history's most Important jobs, that of defending freedom in the world. But then you come to the majority of service wives and the sweethearts of servicemen. They are the ones who gripe. It's the most-married military organization In history with approximately 85 per cent of the officers and 35 per cent of the enlisted men with wives. Wives Complain. Ahout Pay Take the loudest beef of all about military service, which is low pay. You don't hear the bachelors complain. The wives are the ones who needle their husbaods about more money, always pointing out how much more can be made in private industry. They forget such things as free medical attention and low commissary food prices. The average man in service is not distressed to be sent overseas or to sonic out-of-the-way base. It's his wife who prods him into trying to get some soft, state-side assignment. Then, when he does, she fusses about the trouble of moving, even though the services take care of practically every detail of it for ter. American women just seem afraid to leave the warm security of their familiar, warm, beauty parlor hair drier. Again there are a few who en- oy this chance of seeing different parts of the country, knowing that vherever they go they will probably meet old friends and make nany new ones. Some wives are happy gs long is their husbands are attending some service school or stationed t some base where life is easy and pleasant. But they can't seem o understand that all of this prep- iration must lead to a tour of duty overseas or with troops, where life might not be so cozy or where they can't follow their husbands. No organization in the world, public or private, spends as many billions of dollars to Keep the wives of Its male personnel happy as does the Department of Defense. Wives are moved overseas, lock, stock, refrigerator, stove, automobile and vacuum cleaner on comfortable, and sometimes luxurious, ocean liners. Should Teach Wives The services spend hundreds of millions of dollars on troop information programs which try to explain the basic international strife between Communism and Democracy, which is why so many Americans have to be in uniform, many unwillingly. American women need these courses more than the men. The average U. S. female tends to be a pacifist. She resents being even a small part of a military organization. She doesn't realize the tremendously important Job her lusband Is doing in uniform even if It happens to be that of club officer. She wants life in her new rambler unthreatcned by transfers or overseas assignments, unmindful that the country itself is threatened as it never has been before In history. She has also forgotten that military service, even without the Imminent threat of war, is an ancient an honorable profession which has attracted red-blooded males since the dawn of history. And again everyone knows (hat wives and sweethearts of men In uniform can be brave and do suffer and should get sympathy. But so do wives of miners, bricklayers, milkmen and engineers suffer. Please remember, these are the colonel's ideas. jlOLLYW66b ---(tfEA)— The Johnson Rep'oft: OH the Behavior of the HUjnaii Feffiaie. Mary McCarly. a, former rhbvie brat who played brats with Shirley Tefrlple and Jane Withers, has blasted the Jin* that hovers over screen kiddies when they grow up. After gettffijt the cbiH'-fish eye irbm liidyle biggies Who knew her as a half pint afbUnd Hollywood, Mary is back ffi ifohl of the cameras for the first tline since "The Bulllvahs" as Jahe RUsseil's Texas sidekiek in "The French Line" at RKO. Says Mary: "Performers who were kids in Hbliywbod have a tough time. People see the child image ihstead of the grown-up. You reach the age bf 18 and if nothing's happened, people become leery bf ydu." A lot of producers who wouldn't _:Ve Mary a v.'alk-bn it few years ago started shouting: "We always knew ybii had It 1 ' when she clicked on Broadway. "I'M hot one bit bitter," sighs the one4ime Hollywrjod actress. "I had a complex about myself when I grew Up, but that's over". I Wish people Wouldn't ibok at niovie kids as pushy, horribls Mats with moth ei's Who Were mansters, Sometime the kids are helping pay the bills at home." Hedy'i On Tbe Job Hedy Laffiarr may have lef Hollywood for film-making in Italy and England, but gorgeous Hedy the last movie queen on earth you'd think would encourage an other film beauty, hat given Hoi lywood a blonde dizzier to taki her place. It was because of Hedy's con slant "You-belong-ln-plctures" Hm that Sara Shane, her closest worn an friend in recent years, starter a new career in Hollywood and is currently testing for the John Wayne pcture, "The High and the Mighty," and the film version "Oklahoma." Sara was Elaine Sterling, »n MGM starlet, a few years ago anc quit a. promising career .to marry Hollywood realtor Bill Holllngs • worth. She met Hedy through Ted Stauffer and tells it: "She pushed me Into a career again and got me out of my laziness." Scarlett O'Haras are popping up all over Hollywood again now that David O. Selznlck is producing the musical version of "Gone With the Wind." One of the candidates out to nab the vixen role Is a gorgeous newcomer, 21-year-old Tara Summers, be Doctor Says- Wrlttei for NEA Servlc* By EDWIN F. JORDAN. M.D. "I am a young, attractive moth- of twenty-two," writes Mrs. M., "with unsightly veins and swollen ankles. I have been advised to try surgery, but would appreciate a discussion from you on the results, and whether this is dangerous." This correspondent is indeed unfortunate in having trouble with varicose veins so early in life. They cannot be expected to improve by themselves, and one would certainly think that it would be worth while doing something about them. The question of what to do about varicose veins Is not always the easiest thing to answer. The first thing is to understand what they are. The veins of the legs carry blood through jections. Neither of these methods can be considered dangerous in competent hands, but it takes a while for the circulation to be entirely rerouted so convalescence and return to full activity may take some time. . The risk of ulcer formation, swelling of the feet and ankles, or other evidences of poor circulation almost always make attempts to eliminate varicose veins worth while. Elastic stocking or ban- dagos will not cure varicose veins but they are often advisable for special reasons or after an operation- OPTIMISTIC NOTE. The ratio of nice, decent people to nasty, crooked people in this world is much scries of valves. ... , These enlarged veins (which are'greater than the ratio between the usually near the surtare> are called | two classes, ju moden, literature. varicose veins: the flow of blood inside them is also slowed. It Isn't possible to build new valves or to cause the veins to shrink. But on the favorable side these veins are not really necessary because veins further inside the legs can carry ihe blood just as well. This is the reason varicose veins can often be treated so successfully, either by cmuiv," thorn out or tying them (sundry) or by in- ectlng them with an irritating fluid which causes them to close up entirely. Let 'Surgeon Divide The choice of wlm method to use must, of cour.-o, bo made by the surgeon, though apparently In recent years surgery has becom' (tverM mor< and mori ovw la- ^ Kiingsport (Tenn.) Times. HERE'S HOPING the administration's program of RIF (reduction in force> will soon bring a bit of KIT (reduction in taxes). — Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. TWO Texas oil millionaires were whooping It up in n bar when one suddenly passed out cold. The other at his prostrate companion and allowed. "That's what I like about my friend here. He always knows when to stop." — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Learn When to Use Te Slam Double By OSWAL JACOBY Written for NEA Service Many experts play the double of a slam to call for a lead in the first side suit bid by dummy. This is a good convention, and I followed it for many years. I have come to the conclusion, however, WKST 67 »Q74 * 8664 4108732 NORTH J6 4 K 10 962 V AK8 » 109 4JS5 EAST 485 VJ10932 * A72 4KQ4 SOUTH (D) 4AQJ13 V65 »KQJ3 *A9 North-South vul. South Wrat *Iorlh Etst 1 * Pass 44 Pass 6 4 Pass Pass Pass 3 4 Pass 4» p ass Pass Double Pass Opening lead— 4 3 IMAGINATION was given to man to eomponsrte him for wlm he Is not and a sense at humor provided to console him lor what he Is. — Carl*ba4 (N.M.) Cumat-Argui. double. East cannot be quite sure that a club opening lead will defeat the contract, but he does feel confident that a club lead will give the defenders their best chance. In the absence of a double. West would almost surely lead a diamond — the unbid suit. East would take the ace of clubs at the second trick, draw trumps, and discard dummy's losing clubs on his own extra diamonds. When East doubles, West has no trouble In reading the meaning of that bid. East would not double if he wanted a lead In the unbid suit, so West can rule out diamonds land trumps). The choice is only between hearts and clubs. If East wanted a heart lead he could have doubled North's cue bid of four hearts. Since he failed to do so, he cannot want a heart lead and therefore must want a club lead. ' After this correct reasoning. West opens'the three of clubs, and East plays the queen to force out declarer's ace. East is bound to gain the lead with the ace of diamonds In time to cash his club trick and thus defeat the contract. who evefl took her name from thi Margaret Mitchell best seller. Tara sings like kalhryn Sfaygph and dances like Vera-Eiteh; she recently hired songwriter Ray oil- bert, father of Joanne Gilbert, to whip up on act for her. She opened at a lodge, owned by her father, Sanfofti Adler, to raves frorn liltefy critics and stars like Betty Hultoh and Jack Benny. Now booked for a stand in Hcj- lywpddi Tara confesses: "1 walked around Hollywood for three years aha got no attenttdh because I was the daughter of a well-known man. But I've just gbt to play Scarlett O'Hara. It's the dream of my lite." What's in A Nairiejl Piper has become a popUlar riame for babies, but the Piper named Laurie is convinced that: "in the long run. names aren't Important. You work hard arid give the best of ybiirself and you can nioke ally name acceptable to the public. I first took the name of Piper just for the fun bf it. t thought I would hove to change It to tolai* dramatic roles, put look what blhgef Rogers did with her career ahd a name that ybU'd never connect with serious things." Piper, whose legal name is Rosette Jacobs and who signs her checks that way, gets her first grown-up, adult charmer role in ''Rangers of the North" opposite Vic Mature at RKO and she's beaming over her loan-out from U-I. "I always heard that everything Is sensational when you go to another studio for the first time. It'i^ true. It's Piper this and Piper thatf^l »t U-I. I'm loving it. You'd swear I was Oarbo." 75 Years Ago In Mrs. Samuel F. Norris last night complimented Mrs. M. L. Skaller, a recent bride, with a supper party at her home. Guests were childhood friends of the honoree. Miss Mary Satterfield of Washington will arrive tomorrow for & visit with her cousin, Mrs. C. W. Afflick, and Mr. Afflick. A PSYCHOLOGIST says that psychology can help to make work lun, cut taxes, avoid depressions and strengthen the foreign policy. We suggest they cut taxes first and then it won't be so hard to make v/ork fun. — Lexington (Ky.) Her-' aid. STATE and county fairs are fine. They give farm boys an opportunity to see horses. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. "PRESERVATION of the U. B. 'ree enterprise system depends upon our intelligent acceptance of a "ew bumps alon? with the tremendous rewards." — Ontario-Upland Calif.) Daily Report. One ot the. attractions of medical columns in newspaper* is thai they stir up the imagination of a lol of people who are always looking for symptoms, says Doc Smithers, Austrian Amble Answer to Previous Puzzlei ACROSS 1 —- Is the cspital of Austria 7 H is a nation in 13 Mean 14 Looked fixedly 15 Packed 16 Legislative body 17 Eternity 18 Before 7 Hebrew ascetic 8 Shoshonean Indian 9 Operated 10 Verbal 11 Masculine nickname 12 German river 19 Egyptian sun god. 21 Opined 22 Type of fur 23 French community PfE 29 Petty quarrel 45 Austria has 20Brythonic god 34 church that the slam double Is more effective when it merely calls for an unusual lead rather than a lead In the first suit bid by the dummy. In today's hnnd we see nn example of this use of the slnni double. East wants a club lead, nnd doubles In the hope that his part- aer will correctly Interpret ih« of the sea 21 Confuse 25 Princes 28 Expunges 32 Seraglio 33 Tremulous 34 Trumpeter bird 35 Unfresh 36 Tsciturn 38 African fly 39 Bet in roulette 41 Biblical high priest 44 Sea eagle 45 Short sleep 48 Come back 51 Explosivi 54 Staggered 55 Makes into law 56 Runners on ice 57 Halt DOWN 1 Holding dcyict 2 Preposition 3 Famous English school 4 Novel festival 25 Exclamations of triumph 26 Wise men 27 Pertaining to an age 30 Lampreys 31 To cut 37 Tendencies 38 Colored lightly 40Near (ab.) mistakes • scenery 46 Pewter coins of Thailand 47 Nuisance 49 Past monlh (ab.) 50 Scottish sheepfold 42 Onion relative 52 Individual 43 Genus of 53 Burmese willows wood sprite 5 Compass point eVijwrs _

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