The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on November 23, 1953 · Page 2
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 23, 1953
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r SLTTHBV1LLB (ARK.y COUKICT MONDAY. NOVEMBER », IMS tHE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE CX5URHR NEWS <XJ. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, AsslsUnt Publisher A. A. FBEDBIOKSON, «ditor PAUL D. HUMAN, AdTerUitof Manager • Sole National AdrertUln* Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co, New To* Chicago, Detiolt, Atlanta, Memphis ~~ Entered at tecond clase m»W«r »t tht post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act o: congress, October >. 1817. ember of Th ^ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city of Blytnevllle or anj Mburban town where carrier service It main- wn r.dms of 66 miles, 15.00 per .ear 1250 for sue months, 11.25 lor three months, by mail outside 50 mile zone, MM per year payable in advance. Meditations Thou shalt be filled with drunkeness and sorrow, with the cup of astonishment and desolation, with the cup of thy sister Samaria.-Ezekiel 23:33. * * * Sorrow is sin's echo, and as the echo answers the voice best where there are broken walls and ruined buildings it, is sorrow when reverberated by a broken ruined heart.-Phi]ip Henry. irbs There have been a lot of endurance contests, but none to beat that of teen-agers on the telephone. * * * Eight after cutting his throat an Illinois man rooked a cigaret. That may be something we'll lee on TV. /• * * • * Because of the outburst of youthful gangs, a Judge suggests the old woodshed treatment. A good way to thrash things out. * * * A man's we»k side being his Inside is one good KMOH for overweight * * * Some men branch out and then are caught on \ Administration Can't Afford Another 'White' Fiasco Don't be surprised if one day soon you see- & large advertisement running in the newspapers to this effect: Wanted —A Press Agent With Real Political Savvy. Apply to Republican National Committee. The necessity to have this sort of gentleman on the premises in Washington has been painfully brought home to the Republicans since the Harry Dexter White case broke wide open on Nov 6. The train of events set in motion by Attorney General Brownell's Chicago speech of Nov.- 6 suggests strongly to political veterans that the Eisenhower administration has no one at all who understands how psychological combat in politics should be fought. Browriell clearly undertook to make a declaration which he thought would not only give the people useful knowledge of a past government but furnish his own party with powerful political ammunition. What he seems* to have succeeded in doing, however with help from other Republicans, is to convince the American people that this administration is just about as confused and fumbling as the Democratic regime he sought to assail. The public has been given a wild mellange of impressions of various top Republicans working rashly, at cross purposes, and sometimes in downright ignorance of the most elemental facts. In the first place, Brown ell vastly overstated the case when he said Mr. Truman "knowingly" appointed White, a Treaury official and a "Russian spy," to higher office. President Eisenhower said soon after that he did not believe Mr. Truman did that. And Brownell then was compelled to modify his own statement. In his celebrated, stormy news conference on the affair, Mr. Eisenhower seemed often to be the voice of decency and fairness as'he said he didnot question Mr. Truman's loyalty and would not himself have subpoenaed him to appear in Washington. But at the same time, the President disclosed he had given Brownell the go-ahead for his White speech with not the faintest glimmer of what the case implied for Mr. Truman. Reporters at that conference were forced to conclude that even then, several days after the speech, Mr. Eisenhower had not informed himself well on the details of- the case. One wonders what Brownell told him, other than that he had torn* information he'd Ilk* to TOTM! about a man named White. As if all this were not enough, Republican-managed committees of the House and Senate began stumbling into each other as they sought to get into the act. Responsible newsmen say the GOP Committee knew the speech was coming, and alerted key congressmen. This started Rep. Harold Velde, chairman of the House un-American Activities Committee, thinking about a subpoena for Mr. Truman, Governor Byrnes of South Carolina, and Supreme Court Justice Tom Clark. Velde Consulted his staff, bijt not his full committee. Suddenly the subpoenas were issued, much to the pleasure of the top House leadership and the National Committee, which wanted to build a case against Mr. Truman more slowly and surely. Veteran political observers in the capital seem to feel the Eisenhower regime cannot afford another bewildering performance like this. They believe that if the GOP politicos want to indulge in this kind of warfare, they had better get themselves a sharp shooter like the Demochats' fabled Charley Michelson of F. D. R. days. And they had better toss their blunderbusses on the scrap heap.. Views of Others Guaranteed By What? Some of the major labor unions are now pressing for a guaranteed annual wage for workers. Without going into the pros and cons of this longdebated Idea, a' pronouncement recently made by the Geo. A. Hormel Company, which was a pioneer in adopting wage stabilization policies, should be kept firmly in mind by all concerned. It said, in part: "Certainly our company is wholly unable to redeem the money actually and profitably employed. The entire asset value of our company, cashing everything we own, would only be sufficient to redeem a ten months' guarantee. So, when using the phrose 'guaranteed annual wage,' we must ask the quesstlon—guaranteed by what? The only guarantee we know of is the ability of management to manage, coupled with willingness of workers to work. If either fails, then the guarantee fails." That is simple common sense—but common sense seems to be something of a rarity these days. It is obvious that labor-management groups could frame and sign contracts "guaranteeing" wages of any amount for any period of time. But the contract will not be worth the papes it Is written on unless the company can sell sufficient goods at a profitable price to make possible It! fulfillment.—Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. Linguistic Cocktail Language, whether It Is English or not, Is a wonderful thlng._Jt can be blended, carved, twisted, or tortured into mi-raid shapes and multiple meanings. And some 6f~the concoctions brewed from most fascinating of all ingredients are marvels to behold. In Wales there is a signboard 25 feet long on which a single word names a town. The word Is " L lanfairwllgwyngyllBogcrychwryndrobwyllland- yslliogogogogoch," In English the meaning of this linguistic concoction of purest say supreme is "The Church of Snint Mary by the pool of the white hazel by the rapid whirlpool near the Church of Saint Sillog of the red cave." Note to lynotype operator: If you make a few mis-licks In spelling this, don't worry. Who'll know the difference?—Savannah Morning News. SO THEY SAY In the case of a working mother whose income depends on her job, payments for a maid or fi children's nurse are not in the luxury class. Senator Johnson (D-Tex). * * * Our federal tax laws have grown until they have become a crazy-quilt patchwork that defies the most competent tox experts to interpret. — Rep. Noah Mason (R-IH). * * * ' In Korea, for the first time In history, an International organization halted an aggression and returned issues of difference to the conference table. — Mrs. Eleanor Roosevelt. * * * Inducements to stay in (service) have been rescinded by Congress. Life In the service no longer seems as attractive as civilian life. Adm. Robert Carney. * * * I hope that our justlified concern about communism in these days will not lead us further Into a period of hysteria, as In the past.—Ex-President Truman. * * * The Republicans lost the governorship of New Jersey largely because of association between Republicans and racketeering.—Stephen Mitchell, Democratic chairman. * + * 1 don't think the Russians are going to start * war and move in on us first because they have A-bombs any more than they did Just because they've got big land armies on the other side of the line In Europe.—Defense Secretary Wilson. * * * I Don't think I will live to see the end of the draft.—Draft director Hcrshcy. The Record Peter fdson's Washington Column— Odds against Nixon for President; Power Lobby Giving Press Tour Peter Edson WASHINGTON —(NBA)— The forthcoming effort to build up Vice President Richard M. Nixon as the logical successor o P r e s i dent Dwight D. Elsen- hower In 1356 would seem to have historical precedents against its success. Only three U.S. Vice Presidents have succeeded to the presidency by direct election and all of them were In the early years of the Ke- jublic. John Adams succeeded 3eorge Washington. Thomas Jefferson succeeded John Adams. Martin Van Buren Succeeded Andrew Jackson. In the six other Instances In ivhlch Vice Presidents have stepped Into the Chief Executive's job, they have done so on the death of the President. Tour For Reporters National Association of Electric; Jonipanies, the so-called electric power lobby, Is taking a plane load >f reporters around the country to ol\ow them the private enterprise side of the public power issue. First scheduled stop is Niagara 'alls, where the/newsmen will be guests of the five companies con- .esting New York Power Author- ty's development. Next stop, San 'rancisco, where Pacific Gr.r, and electric Co. will be host. Then Portland, where Pacific Power find Light will take over. Two days will be spent at Boise as guests of Idaho Power and Light, which is applying for certificate to build three dams on the Snake River in place of the one high Hell's Canyon dam. At Spokane, Washington Water Power Co. will tell its story and a trip may be made into Montana where Montana Power Co. is the big producer. Last stop will be at Denver, lor Colorado Public Service Co. Ptlce or rubllc service Budget Director Joseph M. Dodge recently instructed all government agencies to start charging more for the services they give the public. The idea, long under study by the Budget Bureau, is to stop giving.something for next to nothing and to cut government expenses. Department of Labor, however, has just announced it is cutting the fees for contracting Mexican labor for the big farms and ranches of the southwest from $11 to $6 a head. Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell admits that it costs the government far more than this to bring Mexican laborers to the U.S. But he was forced to take this action to reduca a revolving fund set up by Congress for this purpose, before the law expires at the end of 1955. Hail Pipe Smokers Pipe and Tobacco Council is running a poll to select the ten most distinguished pipe smokers. Many of the nominees - are Washington characters, including Cyrus Ching, who has a big, curved - stem pipe in his mouth practically ever; waking minute that he isn't eating or washing his face. Another continuous pipe smoker is Uncle Billy Leiserson, former railway labor mediator, but he smokes mostly matches. He lights up, takes one puff and then lights up again. Other Washington pipe smokers of note are J. Edgar Hoover, Allen Dulles of Central Intelligence, Senators Herbert Lehman of New York and Willis Robertson of Virginia. Newsmen Pick Governors Another poll to pick the five best state governors in the U.S. named three on the retiring list for top places. No. 1 was Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. No. 2 was ex-Oov. Earl Warren of California, now Chief Justice of the United States. No. 3 was Gov. Alfred Driscoll of New Jersey. All are Republicans. Governors Allan Shivers of Texas and Frank Lausctie of Ohio placed fourth and fifth. Governors James F. Byrnes of South Carolina and G. Mennen Williams of Michigan tied for sixth. The last four are Democrats. The five worst governors were voted to be John S. Pine of Pennsylvania, Herman Talmadge of Georgia, Charles Russell of .Nevada, Edwin L. Mechem of New Mexico and Edward P. Arn of Kansas. Odds and Ends Among the more recent inventions on which U.S. patents have been granted are: An artificial leg with hydraulic shock absorbers for -easier walking'. A barber's brush which feeds the talcum powder into the brls- •y ties from the handle. A m.-.chlne which automatically sTits and cleans poultry gizzards. A special collar which fits onto a saucer to keep coffee from dripping off the cup. A woman's handbag that plays music every time it's opened. A plastic bung for beer barrels. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Each year the newspaper hor..i- lines tell distressing stories of men nnd women who are found dead In a car in a closed garage. The coroner usually finds that the cause of death is carbon monoxide poisoning produced by running the car's motor in tt closed place. The exhaust of a car contains carbon monoxide. When this is breathed the odorless gas combines with a portion of the blood known as hemoglobin which normally carries oxygen to the tissues. If carbcn monoxide replaces oxygen in the hemoglobin, the tissues are starved for life-giving oxygen. The condition causes unconclous- ness and rapid death. The danger from carbon monoxide poisoning is always greater in winter than in summer. Because of the cold weather, houses nnd garages are likely to be shut up tight and fresh air does not circulate. This means that a furnace, heater, or running motor of an automobile in a closed garage, will produce death-dealing carbon monoxide,. If only small amounts of carbon monoxide are present warning symptoms may be present such as headache, dizziness, desire to vomit, muscular weakness, and a generally uncomfortable feeling. It Is only when large amounts of carbon monoxide are present that the victim becomes drowsy and unconscious so fast that these symptoms ars lacking. No Chronic Poisoning Chronic poisoning from carbon monoxide probably does not exist. One would expect It to be found in people who arc exposed to sninll amounts at carbon monoxide (or long periods of time, such as those working in certain mining operations, near furnaces, or in garages, but actually such persons do not seem to be harmed In any way. A person who has been exposed to carbon monoxide should be removed from the bad air at once. Administering artificial respiration and oxygen as soon as possible are desirable. Fire department crews, police, and gas company employees are usually trained to give rapid emergency treatment for this form of poisoning. Reasonable precaution Is the best preventive. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Eleveuth Trick Is Just 1 Perfctionism ' By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Servlc* When the Winter National Championships begin in Dallas, Mrs. Edith Kemp is sure to defend the open team title that she helped win last year. One of the reasons Mrs. Kemp wins so many tournament events is that she takes the trouble to ivsk herself why her opponents play or bid as they do. The result of this type of question is shown in today's hand. West opened the queen of spadesl This Imaginative lead was made at several tables, where West hoped to "find" his partner's long suit. At some tables, West regained the lead, quickly when declarer took a finesse for the queen of clubs. The ace of spades and a spade continuation then produced four spade tricks, setting the contract. When Mrs. Kemp won the first trick with the king of spades she thought to herself: "Hmm, he must have honors In every suit to make a weird lead like that.' 'And, of course, this was exactly why West had chosen to lead the queen of spades. He'd have been delighted to lead something harmless like a worthless doubleton or tripleton. Testing her impression, Mrs. Kemp led the jack of hearts at the second trick. West promptly covered with the queen, and dummy won with the king. Declarer returned to her hand with the ace NORTH 23 4.864 »AK8 »KJ9 4J76J WEST EAST 4AQ5 4109732 VQ1073 V62 *Q10S4. «7S) 4Q3 4983 SOUTH (D) EMI Pasi VJ9S4 4AK104 Both ildes vul. South West North 1 N.T. Pase 3 NJ. Pasi Pass Opening lead—4 Q of clubs and led another heart, finessing dummy's eight. The succss of this play confirmed her impressioni about the nature of West's hand. She decided to cash another top club, scorning the finesse. This dropped West's queen, and now declarer had four club tricks. West had such obvious trouble la finding discard! on tbt Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)—Behind the Screens: Johnnie Ray Isn't saying yes, no, maybe or amen to the persistent rumor that there's a secret career blueprint In the bade of his mind that will eventually land him In the field of evangelism as a modern-day Billy Sunday. The "Cry" man tumbled for the right words when I checked on the possibility of a religious career for him. '•I'm only 26," he finally said. "I'm just a kid. Wisdom can hardly come from youth. As I grow older, there is no telling what channels my energies will take. I love show business, but if I felt a spiritual desire to go beyond show business, I would. One thing: most important for a man Is to go where his heart tells him to jo." "All of Me," 'a movie based loosely on Johnnie's own career, is still on the agenda at Fox, but whether he will do it "depends on whether I like the story that's being developed." Billy Daniels, torching for his estranged wife, Martha Braun, will take up permanent residence in Las Vegas after his current slint at a club there. Most of the heavy earnings that won't go to Martha as alimony will be sunk into A 35-unit motel. He's Battling It's a battle royal between Wendell Corey and Paramount. Wendell's fuming because the studio won't let him out of his one-picture deal so he can costar with Celeste Holm on Broadway in "His and Hers." The trouble started when he refused to play the second lead in "Legend of the Incas" after the role shrunk in a re-write. Robert Young stepped into the breach, but Wendell still can't rush to Broadway. Anna Q. Nilsson, the beloved silent-era star, just landed a small role in an upcoming stanzamlas In the Anne Jeffreys - Robert Sterling teleflm series, "Topper." "It's difficult to' get a foothold again, even though there are many roles I can play, says 'Anna. "Sometimes I think it's just best to stay home and tend my roses." Joan Rice, who's Burt Lancaster's leading lady in "His Majesty O'Keefe," is expecting the stork in London. She's married to David Green, son of veteran comedy star Harry Green. Alan Ladd's broken foot has held up filming of ''The Black Knight" for a month now. Producers Irwin Allen and Cubby Broccoli are gulping down the headache powders. Dorothy Dandridge has postponed that serious major surgery until doctors at the Mayo Clinic hand down a verdict. Salary note: Helen Hayes was 75 Years Ago In BlytheYiDe Mrs. Russell Parr, a new member of the Wednesday Contract Club, attended the first meeting of the club this week when the group was entertained at the home of Mrs. Charles L. Wylie. Mrs. Henry Humphreys and daughter, Annella, are spending today in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. L. O. Nash have returned after spending several days in West Point, Miss. paid twice as much for her Harriet Beecher Stowe acting on TV's 30- minute Medallion Theater as Bhfl received for an entire week of. Harriet on Broadway in 194S. Just A Recruit Robert Ryan has had a star on his dressing - room door for 11 years, but after working with Oscar - -winning Shirley Booth In "About Mrs, Leslie," he said: "I feel like a guy who's been * general for 15 years suddenly belnj sent back to basic training." For the second time within t year, Will Price, ex-hubby of Maureen O'Hara, is in a Mississippi sanitarium. Constance Smith, no longer under contract to Fox, soon will not b» under contract to hubby Bryan Frobes, either. She just signed the legal papers that will start the divorce action. ' Evelyn Keyes is waving a,long- term lease on a Malibou home to prove she's settling down in Hollywood for movie - making instead of playing the champion - traveler role. People who live in glass houses, says Dance Director Richard Bar. stow, had better not have daughters who look like Marilyn Monroe. AROUND KINOSPOBT we don't have too much noise from auto horns. In fact we can't hear them for all the tires screaming and the fancy, noisy exhausts. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. A WESTERN JUDGE ruled a man must divide his salary 50-30 with his .wife. The average man would like to get half of his salary from his wife. — Carey Williams, The Columbia (Qa.) News. A MAGAZINE reports that 1 recipe for a salad composed of diced raw rutabagas, chopped green peppers and salted peanuts is available in a leaflet issued by the Bureau of Home Economics in Washington. It's Iree. That sounds like just about the right price. — Knoxville (Tenn.) News-Sentinel. LITTLE L/Z— One of life's minor mysteries is why a glove compartment always has everything in if except gloves. clubs that Mrs. Kemp decided It was quite safe to take the diamond finesse too. This added insult to injury,since making 10 tricks was enough for top. The eleventh ».-'•* ujst n example of perfectionism. When little Jerry Clemens asked him what humility was. Old Man Hobbs answered that it was something people liked to talk about after they had become so rich they could .afford it. Cold Cash Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Coin used in Mexico 5 Italian coins 9 French coin 12 State 13 Scent 14 Measure of type (pi.) 15 Performance 17 Falsehood 18'Fall flower 19 £gg dishes 21 Wander 23 Membranous bag 24 Varnish ingredient 27 Bird's home 29 Halt 32 Click-beetle 34 Within 36 African hunting trip 37 Kind of fur 38 Allowance for waste ! 39 Female sheep 41 Superlative tumx 42 Paving tubstance 44 Wilei 4( World'* highest . mountain 49 Slack 53 Vehicle 54 Begged 56 One (prcflx) 57 Remove 58 Ceremony 59 Ocean i«0 Plant 41 Glance ovai DOWN ' 1 Turkish money 2~Nights before events 3 Dispatched 4 Command 5 Chance 6.Dialects 7 Chamber 25 Wing-shaped 43 Marsh grasses ' 8 Sea eagles : 26 Self-service 45 Flies 9 Discriminating restaurant 46 Other French 10 Leave out 28 Italian river money . . . 11 Employs 30 Poems 47 Wind indicatoi 16 Laundry 31 Impudent 48 Dirk machine 33 Mongolian 50 Of the ear 20 Tibet's capital 35 Snuggle 51 Bristle ' 22 Eagle's nest 40 Turkey's chin 52 Paradise 24 For {ear that lobe 55 Color f

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