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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 16, 1954 THJSBLYTHEVILUJ COURIER NEWS COURIER N*W8 CO. ft. W HAUOC8, Pubiiihw BARRY A EAINX8, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICttSON Editor PAUL D KUUAN, AdrcrtiAlBi Bolt National AdYerti*in| Repment*tiv«: WtUftCt Witmer Co.. Ntv Tork, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis Intertd at second clat* matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Control, October «. 1117. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in tht city oi Blythevill* or any suburban town where carrier service M main- tsvined. 25e per week By mail, within a radius of 5* miles. f5.0« per year, $230 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mai] outside 50 mile sont. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations But if there be no Interpreter, let him keep silence in the church: and let him speak to him- «etf, and to God. — I Cor. 14:28. * * * No man can hinder your private addresses to God; every man"can build a chapel in his breast. himself the priest, his heart the sacrifice, and the earth he treads on the altar. — Taylor. Barbs There's more danger in the city than in the jungle, says an explorer. At how fast an hour do wild animals attack? # * * A waiter in a Chicago restaurant was arrested for speeding. A bit hard to believe. # # * About the only things around the house that dad can claim for his very own are the bills. •' • * # # A dude ranch ig where a lot of people will learn this summer that riding horseback is too painful after they team how, # # # Everybody Is handing out vacation tips—and that's what you'll be doing if you stop, at a ritzy hotel. Average U. S. Citizen Has A Lot to Be Thankful For Every now and then it pays to take stock of the kind of life we are living- materially in the United States. A lot of comfort can be found in the current .economic statistics. Indeed, we could afford to be a fairly carefree people if they were the only measures of how things are going for us m this world. The magazine U. S. News has just done another of its competent surveys cm our living standards, and it finds the picture astonishingly bright. It draws parallels throughout the survey between , 1940 and now. In 19.40 America had somewhat less than 40 million families, while today the total exceeds 48 million. Then, when the nation was just emerging from a long depression into the prosperity of the prewar "defense era" only 15,200,000 families—well below half —owned their own homes. Today 28.500,000.. considerably more than ' half the country's families, possess their homes. The automobile long has been a symbol of U.S. living standards and in 1940 a bit more than half our families had . one. Yet in 1954 the figure has soared far beyond the 1940 total of 21.200,000 . ' to a present 37,000,000 families—three fourths—who own cars. Take a look at such indexes of material well-being as home electhicity, running water, inside toilets, tub or shower baths, the telephone;. In 1940, 79 per cent of U. S. homes had electricity, in 1954, 98 per cent; the comparable figures on running water, are 70 per cent and 88 per cent; on toilets, 65 per cent and 80 per cent; on tubs or showers, 61 per cent and 78 per cent; on telephones, a mere 36 per cent and 69 per cent. For all the jokes of our European '.friends about our "bathtub culture," these are not trivial figures. They are ••• the kind the sociologist pays close heed to in measuring the quality of our housing. When the experts talk of "substandard" housing, they mean, among other things, houses deficient in some of the items noted above. Americans, of course, have not been content with these minimum essentials of good housing. They have gone to outfitting their-households with all manner of devices and appliances, some of which fall into the "luxury" category. Some 42 percent of U. S. homes had washing machines in 1940, and today the percentage is 72. Use of vacuum cleaners is up from 34 percent to 56. On electric irons, the increase is from 67 per cent to 83 percent of all families; on toasters, from 39.percent to 66. wi« w«H established in 1940, with 83 per cent of all families owning one or more. In the years since— and the period covers the great impact of TV —usage of radio has gone up to 98 percent. Meantime, TV, starting from'scratch in 1940, has zoomed to a point where already 61 per cent of all U. S. families own a set. Figures like these don't say anything about our spiritwal condition, or our morale standards, or our troubled relations with friends and potential enemies beyond our shores. But they do make it strikingly plain that in the business of gaining the hard necessities and many of the shiny appurtenances of material life, we are well ahead of where we used to be. That's something to be thankful for. VIEWS OF OTHERS Has The Admiral Loaded the Deck? Supporters of the Tennessee Valley Authority are afraid that the agency will not receive fair treatment from the government task force, headed by Admiral Ben Moreel, that is curretly conducting hearings on the governments' role in power de- velopme in the South. They have good reasons for their fears. Admiral Moreel admits that he hand-picked the members of the task force himself, and few people familiar with the Admiral's background and personality will assume that he chose task force members for their liberalism, breadth of vision or affection for government ventures into public power. Admiral Moreel is an old conservative of the toughest sort. As president of Jones-Laughlin Steel Cooperation, he has declared that the government "would welcome" failure of the steel industry so that "government would have to step in take over." He has never hesitated to express a low opinion of labor unions, "big government," and "government inteference with free enterprises." The fact that he has been made chairman of a task force appointed to investigate the sensitive subject of public power in the South is significant. And it is further significant that he has chosen to begin his hearings in the homeland of T. V. A., the model agency that has been under such presistent fire recently from the private power lobby and members of £he Eisenhower Administration. Initial sessions of the task force hearings, furthermore, have let little doubt about the attitude of ask force members. Ohio Valley representatives, seeking nothing more radical than routine navaga- tion improvement by the Army Corps of Engineers have been bullied and sniper at with a bitterness usually reserved for officials of T.-V. A. and 'it appears very likely that T. V. A. will have to prove itself not guilty before it is declared innocent.—Courier-Journal. Sharp-And Dumb How can our British friends be so sharp at some times and so dumb at others? Britain is threatened by Communist aggression just as the rest of us. But Britain announced it would lift all restrictions on the sale of rubber— a vital war material—to Soviet Russia and its European satellites. But then, unrealistic as it is possible to get, Britain stated it will still continue to ban rubber shipments to Communist China, Communist North Korea and Communist Tibet. In other words, Britain will put a vital war material in the right hand of the murderer, but will put none in his left hand. Any help to any Communists anywhere is a blow against freedom, and the free world will pay the price the hard way some day for tis extreme folly. The Communists probably will be as kind to as the Japanese, who sent their ships against us in World War II fueled wit noil we had shipped them, and fired destructive shells at us made from metal we had shipped them.—Chattanooga News- Free Press. SO THEY SAY All they (earth people) have is war, war, war, and I'm getting tired of it, so be here.—Linda Sue Russell, 9,invites Martians to her home. * * * All the powers that would be needed in case of another war emergency must be enacted into law NOW on a stand-by basis.—Bernard Baruch. * ¥ * How can a scientist risk advising the government if he is told that at some later day a security board may weigh m the balance the degree of his enthusiasm or some official program, or that he may be held accountable for failure to communicate to the scientific community his full acceptance of such a program ?—Lloyd Garrison, Dr., Oppenheimer's attorney. * ¥ * If any administration wants to indict me (for receiving secret FBI data), they can go ahead and indict.—Sen. Joseph McCarthy. * # * Every time one of them (Communists) sticks his head out of the ground, cut it off at the neck. Adm. William (Bull) Halesy, on how to treat Communists. He (Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy) Is only tn archangel of darkness, not the devil himself .—Publisher Mark E. Ethridg*. if; Stumped Peter Ed so n't Washington Column- New Aspect of the Coffee Problem; Larson Defends Social Security WASHINGTON — (NEA)— Among other earth-shaking controversies now being debated in Washington, there's a social crisis over whether the lady who presides at the coffee-pouring table should be of higher rank than the lady who pours the tea at a reception, or vice versa. Three of the capital's best-informed authorities on protocol are in disagreement on this coffee-versus-tea issue. The State Department's protocol office and former White House Social Secretary Edith Benham Helm say this is all very silly and neither pouring operation outranks the other. Mrs. Carolyn Hagner Shaw, editor of Washington's Green Book and Social Register, stoutly maintains, however, that even if you call your reception a tea, the ranking lady assisting you should be asked to preside at the coffee pot. The lady with lower rank would get the assignment at the tea kettle, with its infinitely greater responsibility of asking whether you wanted it with lemon, instead of just cream and sugar. That is. a sentaor's wife should pour coffee. A representative's pour tea. wife should Undersecretary of Labor Arthur Larson has an answer for the frequently expressed belief of many people that social security programs in America are "creeping socialism." The usual charge is that social security makes people soft, destroys initiative, and reduces them to a slavish and dependent posture in relation to their government. Speaking 1 before the Chicago Economic Club. Secretary Larson declared: "No research project has ever turned up so much as one individual of whom it could be said. 'Look at this wretch He was a fine, ambitious, independent fellow making $200 a month until he discovered that he was entitled to $85 a month at age 65 ancl $25 a week when he was unemployed. As soon as he discovered this, he lost all his drive and character and became a bum.' " House Democratic Minority Leader Sam Rayburn of Texas says he's all set to become-Speaker of the House of Representatives again if the Democrats win in November. He made this disclosure in an off-hand comment before the National Rivers and Harbors Conference. After paying his usual compliment to the present Republican Speaker Joe Martin, Rep. Rayburn said, "You know, Joe and I have been jumping in and out of that job for years. I have served so long I don't need it any more." Then he added with a twinkle in his eye, "Of course, if the opportunity would come again, I'd take it." Folger Shakespearean Library in Washington gets a large number of inquiries from all over the country and on just about every subject Shakespeare ever mentioned, and some he did not. It has remained for a schoolteacher from Putnam, Conn., how- scandalous goin's on. "And anything nine times sweeter than honey." he suggests, "was bound to ferment." Department of Agriculture has just put out a new pamphlet on how to get rid of wasp, hornet and yellow jacket nests, but the instructions aren't exactly likely to start a new sport craze. "Hornets and yellow jackets and thfeir nests can be removed as a unit," 4t says, "by plugging the nest opening with a wad of cotton soaked in carbon tetrachloride and then quickly dislodging the nest into a sack that can be burned, buried, or put into a can containing a few tablespoonfuls of carbon tetrachloride." As for Wasps, it recommends that "Chlorodane or DDT be applied to the nests at night because wasps are less active then and more likely to be in the nest." There are 2500 different kinds of wasps in North America, it says, but only 50 of them annoy man. Polish people in the capital city of Warsaw have found various Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Exclu- they used SCAREeophonic sound." sively Yours: The State Department may veto Hollywood stars leaping to Argentina next year for that country's annual film festival. After U. Aires this S. stars . left Buenos year, the Argentine press devote.d more space to the Soviet film luminaries . . . One of the love scenes between Jeanne Grain and Dana Andrews in "Duel in the Jungle," filmed months ago, will be reshot. Too hot for the censors, who have already nixed all the stills from the sequence. Darryl Zanuck has Montgomery Clift's name penciled in as a future film boy friend for Marilyn Monroe. Hollywoodites are howling about the difference between a psychotic and a neurotic . The psychotic believes two and two are five. The neurotic knows two and two are four but it makes him nervous. MAUREEN O'HARA and her ex- hubby, Will Price, are raising their voices in a row over Price seeing their. child. There may be headlines .... Simone Simon, the Terry Moore's pouting. She wanted the second lead in "The Untamed," but Fox assigned Rita Moreno to the juicy role ... Liberace was offered $25,000 to endorse a dentifrice. Now will you brush your teeth, Junior? OLD STARS fade away but the props go on forever. The stage coach used in "Destry" at U-I is the same one Jimmy Stewart guarded 15 years ago in "Destry Rides Again." And at Columbia they're using a tiger skin rug first photographed in "Three Weeks" in 1924. Remember Dixie Dunbar, a prewar dancing cutie in Fox films? She's now one of the dolls inside those dancing cigaret packages on TV. Overheard,at Giro's: ''She came up the hard way—just talent.". . . Ava Gardner can hardly wait to shed Frank Sinatra, hubby No. 3, but a current fan magazine quotes the lady as saying: "I couldn't- live without being married. It's impossible to be a complete person without marriage." I wonder how long she'll be incomplete? French star who crashed Hollywood in the late '30s, is making a film comeback in France. . j CBS, and not Lucille Ball and Olga San Juan's friends are wor-! ? esi /Arnaz - is bl ™ ^ ol \ on Pic ' ried about her serious illness. She's {"% C , em £"' a " ^dependent movie , Irtt* Tr'c- fho fivcH- T^T •ntit-Ti'i'ST-lr ii»_ ;he wife of Edmond O'Brien. . . . Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Gregory Peck and Jack Benny all lot. It's the first TV network invasion of Hollywood's own back yard. Four Hollywood writers are New- a bundle in a $1,000,000 oil syndicate deal. Nothing but dry ,_ . , ... ..., f , , . holes ... Audie Murphy and his York-bound to scribble for Jackie Gleason. who has a reputation for going through writers like Margaret O'Brien seems to be going through her money. Barbara Stanwyck starring in "Cattle Queen of Montana." Come on, boys, let's not waste Barbara's talents. wife are worrying their friends. . . After seeing "Gorilla at Large," Mindy Carson quipped: "I think ever, to stump all the experts. Aft- ways to show their defiance of Soer writing all the big research li-[ viet Russian occupation authori- braries and getting no answer, she, ties, according to reliable under- dropped this one on the desk of Dr. Louis Wright, director of the Folger library. "What are the recipes for ambrosia and nectar, the food and drink of the Greek gods? "Is -there any basis for the thought that ambrosia might be the royal jelly of bees?" she wrote. "I understand that both ambrosia and nectar were pre-alcoholic. I have found," she adds, "that nectar was nine times sweeter than honey, and ambrosia could be heaped up." Dr. Wright has had to admit he can't find the answer. However, he's bothered about ambrosia and nectar being prealcoholic. From his delving into the classics, he has gained the distinct impression that the Greek gods frequently took a nip of something, and that Mt. Olympus saw some cover reports made to the U. S. Free Europe Committee. The Poles have discovered that the Russians will put up with quite a lot of annoyance, because any complaints to the government would be an admission of Soviet unpopularity. So the Warsaw people have started playing tricks like these: When a Russian asks for directions, he will be given an answer in such rapid Polish that he can't understand. A similar stunt is to put a Russian on a streetcar going in the wrong direction. In shops and stores the Russians are given bad advice on their purchases. When a Russian walks past he took the king of hearts and led a heart towards dummy. West couldn't afford to ruff with he jack of spades, for then dummy would discard a diamond. This would enable declarer to get rid of his diamond loser at the expense of the trump that he was sound to lose anyway. West therefore discarded a diamond. Crawford thereupon cashed the ace and king of diamonds and led his last heart towards dummy. Since it was useless to ruff high, West discarded his last diamond, thereby reducing his hand to his three trumps. Dummy ruffed again, and a low diamond forced West to ruff and lead away from his jack of spades. Crawford therefore won 12 tricks for a clear top. West's defense was good up to Overheard at Lucy's: "I'm forming: a new club—Sobers Anonymous — for people who want to fall off the wagon." Delia Russell is humming "Secret Love" and friends say she will marry a Mr. X just after Andy Russell weds a Mexican society NORTH (D) 1« A 10984 V A 10 4 A54 + A862 WEST EAST AJ652 AK *63 . VQJ87, 4J862 * Q 107 *J53 +Q1094 SOUTH *AQ73 VK952 4K93 *K7 Neither side vul East South We*t 14 Pass 3V Pass 4* Pass North 1* 2* 34 Pass IV Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 6 belle Movie exhibitors who consider her a top star are credited for swinging that big contract for Cleo Moore at Columbia. Outside Hollywood, Cleo, like Randolph Scott, is regarded, as big time. 75 Years In Mr. and Mrs. Elbert Huffman have gone bo Boligee, Ala., to visit relatives for a week. Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Gaines and two daughters left, this morning for Oklahoma City, Okla., where they will visit relatives for a week . Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Huddleston have moved into the Shane house at 1002 South Tenth Street. his la-st play. When declarer led the last heart towards dummy. West should have ruffed with a low trump. Dummy would over- ruff, of course, but the underruff by West would allow East to win the third round of diamonds with the queen. Then, since East would be in the lead. West would make a. group of Poles, they stop talking j nis jack of mim P s for tne second and stare at him. A favorite game is to point excitedly at a passing Soviet car. causing the driver to get out and look to see what's wrong. defensive trick. The present session of Congress, says Judge Boles, will surely be remembered as the session of the big winds, although few will be able to remember all the directions in which they blew. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. A child born today has a much better chance of living into old age than ever before. A major reason for this changed outlook is the astonishing advance which has been made in child health over the past half or three-quarters of a century. effect on the death rate for infants and small children. Another great advance, it was pointed out, has been in the understanding of malnutrition and diet. In the past, many deaths in infants or children were the result of In a discussion given oefore the I inadequate knowledge of the foods first Western Hemisphere confer- which tnfi y should have which re- ence of the World Medical Association about a year ago, one of our leading pediatricians summarized the advances in pediatrics or child health which have been made during the past 75 years. The most spectacular accomplishment from the viewpoint of reducing the previously high mortality rate in children, he said, was fhe discovery of the relationship between germ contamination of water and food supplies and the occurrence of often fatal intestinal or diarrheal diseases in infants and young children. In this field public health officials, private practitioners and community leaders have cooperated to reduce or eliminate the hazards of food *nd water contamination. The availability of good water and milk, the establishment of clean milk stations and infant welfare clinics among other things preventive medical care program suited in what amounted to starvation. The nutritional status of infants and children, this pediatrician pointed out, has improved so greatly that new standards of height and weight for age may have to be established in the future. Another great achievement in the conquest of the childhood diseases (next to that of smallpox vaccination which came earlier) has been the development of methods for preventing diphtheria which up to about 1910 was still carrying off far too many youngsters. My mother, for example, tells of losing two of her best girlhood friends from that disease. Today, thanks to preventive measures, diphtheria is a minor problem and the cause of few deaths. congenital heart anomalies can be successfully treated by surgery so that they no longer die young but can live out their normal life spans. Indeed the outlook is better for those born today than it was for their parents. Flower Show Answer to Previous Puzzle Finally, among the most remarkable of the developments of the past 20 years or so has been the progress made in the diagnosis • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Tourney Is Place To Learn Bridge Today's hand is one of the most interesting that I have seen in a long time. It was played early this spring in the international tournament at Monte Carlo by John R. Crawford, .well-known Philadelphia expert. North's opening bid was on the anemic side but he didn't like to pass three aces. When North not only opened the bidding but also raised spades, Crawford was mildly interested in a slam. He indicated this interest by making the cue bid of three hearts. When North signed off by bidding only three spades, Crawford contented himself with a game contract. West opened the six of hearts, and Crawford won with dummy's ace in order to return a low trump. The blank king of spades came up, and declarer won with the ace. and traatment of congenital heart 1 Crawford thought the situation disease—those heart lesions which are present at birth. which has had such an astounding * Now, many of those born with over and decided to "believe" East. 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