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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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BLTTHftf 1LLH '(AM5-T MONDAY, DECEMBER tl, BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NBW8 THE COURIER KEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher EARRT X. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FBEDRICKSON, Editor i D. HUMAN, Adtertlslne Manager Bolt National Adrcrtising BeprcsenUUres: WaU»M Wltraer Co, New York, Chicago, Detiolt, Atlanta, Memphii. _ _ __ Entered is second class matter at the pott- •Mlo* at BlytheYille, Arkansas, unaer act of Con- frtti, October ». 1811. ^ __ _ " Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the citj o( Biytncvllle or anj •uburban town wher« carrier service la main- Ulned, 35e per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per T»»x, $2.50 for ill months. J1.25 tor three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.60 per year payable In advance. Meditations For a small moment have 1 forsaken thce: but with peat mercies will I Bather thce.-Isiah 54:7 * * * II mercy were not mingled with His power, this wretched world could not subsist one hour.—Sir W Davenant. Barbs An Indiana woman is city clerk at 32. Any woman who admits that age sure deserves something! * * * Designs may change from time to lime but the last word in the modern home is still Hie wife's. * * * The proper time for a young man to call on his girl friend Is any time after her kid brother has gone to bed. * * * A book case is where high brow books arc kept to make your friends think you read them. * * * Who's kidding who about the gridiron season being over? Wheatcakes! Police Department Here Should Be Emancipated Another city election has come and gone, and so has another police chief. Such is the case in Blythcvillo every two years when a new mayor is named. This inept situation cannot; be laid directly at the feet of either mayor or police chief. It's a combination of ineffic- inent tradition and slate law that has prevailed here for years. At this writing, no new police chief ' has been named although announcement of an appointment before this gets into print is a possibility. At any rate, these thoughts about our police department have nothing to do personally with the new mayor or his new chief. The City Council must ratify all appointments made by the mayor and, as the old axiom goes there's many a slip 'twixt the cup and the lip. For years, the position of chief of police here has been an unstable proposition. Hamstrung by both its city and county political connections, the police department operates in a constant dread of making someone mad. Because the mayor appoints the police chief, he is held politically responsible for his actions. Hence, if someone gets a ticket for speeding, the police get a cussing and the mayor risks the loss of a vote. This may be a shaky example, but it speaks a basic truth. Actually, the system whereby the mayor appoints the police chief puts both—no matter who they are—on a spot which we can see is not always pleasant for either. Both, as well as the city as a whole, would benefit if the political ties were severed. How? That's another problem. About the only alternative offered under the Arkansas laws governing municipalities is Civil Service. According to Act 28 of 1933, a City Council in a city of the first class having a police department can name three Civil Service commissioners serving staggered terms of two, four and six years. These commissioners would operate the Police Department on the usual Civil Service basis of competitive examinations, etc. However, there are valid objections to Civil Service, if it could be operated according to its best theoretical purpose, everything would be fine. Opponents of Civil Service have a strong argument when they point to the abortive situation which came about at the end of Harry rial revenue collectors were suddenly Trumans reign. Untold numbers of inter"frozen" in their Civil Service jobs in the midst of an investigation that proved damning to them all. And they're still holding those jobs. Too, there have been numerous hir- Jng-and-firing wrangles in other cities wherein it has been shown that even Civil Service is not immune to the poli- A city such as Blytheville needs something far better than the present system but not a program as inflexible as Civil Service. If such a middle-ground proposition were possible, it would have to come via changes in present Arkansas law. It is state statute which delegates to the mayor of a first class city the authority to appoint a chief of police. And no other method, save for Civil Service, is provided. We would like to see the state law modified to permit establishment of police commissions for cities such as Blytheville. Such a body would serve much like a Civil Service Commission except for the competitive exams—which are highly impractical in a city this size- arid the possibility of "freezing" a man in his job to the extent that he is out of reach of anyone. A five-man police commission, serving staggered terms which overlapped mayoralty elections, would take the police department off the political auction block. At the same time, it would free the mayor from a burdensom job—and supervision of an efficient, well-run police department would be such a burden that most any mayor would be happy to be rid of it. We realize that anyone wishing to argue for argument's sake could challenge the police commission method as to whether it contains any more honesty than the mayoralty appointment or Civil Service plans. .But if we can't find five honest and non-partasian men in Blytheville, then might as well forget about a police department and declare martial law. Views of Others Without Honor The horrible farce goes on and Russia, through Vishinsky. its mouthpiece, denies participation in the Koroiin murders of captured soldiers, of helpless civilians. Vi&hinsky denies Ihnt such slaughter occurred. He nsserts that Russia's hands are clean. A prr.son wonders just ho\v far a man, regardless of how hardened in trickery and subterfuge he may be, can go In lying. Vishinsky knows— he must know—that the accusation of torture and murder, made by American U. N. delegate Henry Cabot Lodye, is true. Yet the Russian stood and in the face of God and that assembly declared that Russian hands are clean. It makes a person wonder at the degradation of a man who, at orders from his overlords, will so completely destroy his conscience. Vi.shinsky said that the atrocity stories were "concocted" by Americans and the charges are ''lies, fraud, slander and Ha.be!." He said they came at this time because America is seeking to destroy the Korean peace talks nnrl "prepare lor a new world war," The Soviets may have considered that, having no ricfcn.se, they would attack, issueing charges against the United States. Whatever their national strategy, it still leaves a person wondering about an individual man who, for whatever reason, would stand and so utterly perjure himself, so utterly demean his character and batter down any trace of decency there may have been in his spirit.—Atlanta Journal. For Working Mothers It sounds like a .simple thing, this idea of tax relief for working mothers. But it's a propo:;a! that will start, a barrage of rjue.-Uions—not so much on its merits but on how to work it out. One of the administration's new tax suggestions i.s expected to he (hi* working mothers' idea. A M:(v::il income-tax deduction for wages paid to servants by working wives vvith young children is the goal. Treasury Secretary Humphrey has admitted that the proposal LS being considered in his shop, a'.in chairman Reed iR-N.Y.) of the tax-writing House ways and means committee has reported "very strong sentiment for it. | But. answers will have to be found for such 1 qur.-lions as these: [ How do you classify the pay for a baby sitter at night after a working mother is home from work? How about wages for Grandma who now looks after junior without btnns paid for it? Should a working mother who hires a cook to get dinner receive a special tax favor while none is given the working mother who cooks dinner herrelf after she gets home? Where draw arbitrarily the age at which children can look after them.sdvcs after school? What about the child over the age who can't look after himself after school? Obviously, tax relief lor working mothers will Sive Congress a good workout.—New Orleans Si a; es. SO THEY SAY Christmas Note—All other authorities to the contrary notwithstanding, \vc are still convinced that when you pull the leg nnd wing off the turkey they ought to spatter a little on the tablecloth.— I-ftAiiiKton Herald. * * * After you paf.i 35 J'ou usually feel your age, plus taxes.—Ellaville (Ga.) Sun, At Least Until the Holiday Season Is Over Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Making Ikes Atomic Energy Plan Work Is Considered Big Talk WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The, a cut of all armed forces by one most important question .about the j third. The western powers proposed Eisenhower plan for developing I balanced reduction of armed forces peaceful uses of I and a system for Inspection and atomic energy j verification of all weapons includ- through the U- ing atomic ones. After this, a ban nited Nations is,! on weapons of mass destruction "What happens could be put into effect. next?" Last year French Delegate Jules There is con-1 Moch, a Socialist, proposed a com- siderable fear promise disarmament plan in an that, like the effort to stop development of the President's great. European Defense Community, to f o r e i *g n- | which he was bitterly opposed. But policy speech to j the Russians turned down the Moch Peter EOson the U. S. news-! plan, as well as a modified Ameri| can-British-French plan presented j later in the year by U. S. Delegate Ben Cohen. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Georgia Skelton, fearful of what might happen, instructed Red Skelton's Man Friday to dump the comedy star's lire- arms and boxes of ammunition into the nearest movietown creek. Red accidentally pulled the trigger on a rifle some months back and had to report the incident to the L.A. police department after I spilled the story. Gary Cooper and Ava Gardner are the nation's top movie favorites in the annual Popularity Poll o! Boxoffice Magazine. Runnersup: Bing Crosby and Susan Hayward. Charlie McCarthy gags about the beautiful dolls, decorating. Las Vegas' Sahara Hotel pool: "Never before has so little tried to cover so much for so many." Judy Canova's half-pint daughter, Tweenie, may yet turn out to be the screen's next Margaret O'Brien. Tweenie, who made her film bow in Judy's last film, has a bigger role with mama in "Hot Heiress" at Republic and will get Judy's full future support in a career. "She's a big ham," Judy told me. A movie trade paper billed Dorothy Shay as "Shy." But there's nothing shy about Shay. Dorothy, by the way, says a Las Vegas Beauty shop has this sign ;n the window: "For That Outer-Space Look — Get a Jet-Supersonic Permanent Wave." They're Boiling Mad Paramount moguls are boiling mad at Hildegarde and her manager, Anna Sosenko, who outbid the studio for the film rights to Andre Maurois' best-seller "Leila," based on the life of George Sand. The studio wanted jt for Audrey Hepburn. Can you see Hildegarde, long gloves, the Milwaukee-French President Eisenhower made his speech. One such project might be running an atomic reactor that | could provide enough power to pump water from behind the dikes of Holland. While the impression gained Sp , ke Jones to , d Army Archerd from first reports of the Eisen- | he |,nows a Te*an so rich he hower plan was that it proposed J bouffht „ jaguar for his chauffeur : George Sand? Tyrone Power is getting ideas about a TV series. He'll form his own company, it's said, for tele- films. putting all fissionable materials in a stock pile for peacetime uses, paper editors last April, the atom- ( ic energy plan may die on the vine for lack of active cultivation. President Eisenhower's plan was presented on the closing day of the United Nations General Assembly session. So there is nothing more that organization can do about it. officially, till next year. The President did suggest that to stand on while washing his Cadillac. that idea was quickly dispelled. International control of atomic r If all tne ton t rac ts are signed, the film version of "Guys and guest on Art Linkletter's TT *bow. But the cameras missed *a «y«- r — Ford lifting th* patcB to read the script . .. Eva Gabor'* "Orchids .and Salami" is being advertised by the publishers as "»B impudent antidote to the many biographies of show • businew name* who take themselves too seriously." Joan Bennett will take ever *• Deborah Kerr role in Broadway'* "Tea and Sympathy" when Deb- jrah returns to Hollywood in th» spring. Black Denies Rumor The persistent grapevine rumor that Charles Black, Shirley Tem- pl«'« present husband, has asked John Agar for permission to adopt Linda Susan Agar, and has even offered John a huge cash settlement, is hotly denied by Shirley'*, first husband. Hal J. Makelim, th« producer who manages Agar, now costarring with Anne Francis in •The Kid From Outer Space, told me: "The adoption of Linda Susan by Charles Black has never been discussed. There is no truth to It. John Agar loves his daughter and sees her often." The Euby Goodwin who penned •It's Good to Be Black," her personal account of a childhood fre« of racial discrimination, is the former secretary of Hattie McDaniel nd Ethel Waters. Anthony Quinn's eyebrow - lifting quotes on the subject of a reported feud with Kirk Douglas during filming of "Ulysses" in Rome: juess we were having a feud. To a "great extent it was my fault. Kir kand I had been friends for years. Then Kirk became a big movie star — and one thing I can't stand is big movie star». You're a human being first. I didn't want that big movie - star nonsense pulled on me. But^w* ended up becoming pals again." TWO DOCTORS in Atlanta haV« concluded that some epileptics may suffer extra attacks as a. result of listening to hillbilly music. So may some people who are not epileptics. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. MOST successful men will tell you that where you started isn't as important as where you are which isn't as important as where you are going. — Mattoon (111.) Journal- Gazette. energy from the top down having failed to win acceptance, this idea was to build ultimate control from Out of all this discouraging lack of progress grew the American plan of November to have disarmament studied by a subcommittee made up of only five powers, America, Britain, France, Russia and Canada. It would meet in the subject be discussed in a sub- closed sessions to facilitate nego- committee of the UN Disarmament |tlation. ithe bottom up. Supplying fission- ^.^.^ ! able materials for a few small j M ar tj n ! I research projects might be the bei ginning. From this, full International control might grow. The question is how much material and where would the laboratories or the reactors be located? Dolls" will hive 1954's most high- powered cast — Bob Hope, Betty Grable, Jane Kussell and Tony Commission, whose creation was proposed by the United States Nov. 18. The full commission now consists of representatives of the II members of the Security Council, plus Canada. Two UN disarmament commissions have labored fo'r seven years without accomplishing a Ihm^. They have been caught helplessly j It is this subcommittee to which President Eisenhower proposes that his new plan be referred. The President suggested that this subcommittee report its progress to the Security Council by Sept. 1, last. This is a reasonably safe interval, for as of today the United States does not have any detailed Also, what reactors? The United States itself does not possess an economically sound atomic power unit that would be competitive with commercial power. These questions, and a hundred j like them are now bothering the new atomic bureaucracy of Washington. There is a further detail of who will push this plan before the UN to keep it alive. Ambassador Lodge has been U. S. member of the disarmament commis- [ ision, but it has met only a few between the conflicting Communist j plans on how the President's pro- and anti-Communist disarmament jposal could be practically carried plans. I out. The Atomic Energy Commis- The Russians- propose a ban on | sion technicians, who would know , the use of atomic weapons nnd | how much fissionable material I experts if the plan is to succeed. Errol Flynn has finally raised enough money in London to finance completion of his ill -fated movie, "William Tell," in Italy. The saga of the man with the crossbow may be Plynn's last independent movie. Director John Ford, wearing a black patch over one eye, was a 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — Approximately 200 people attended the first dance to be given by the recently organized Bachelors Club at the city auditorium last I times this year. From now on it jn!ght._ The ^club. jnade^up jrf r '• will be a full-time assignment for" --'--' tbc Doctor Says— By Written for NBA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Questions on hernia keep cropping up anrt several of these will be discussed today. The names "hernia" and "rupture' 'mean the same. Normally, the skin, and particularly the tnus- cles, are responsible for keeping some Of our anatomy where U belongs. Inside the abdomen in particular, however, there are n number of organs and structures which keep pressing on these, outer covers. The pressure inside is increased by muscular exertion such as heavy lifting or coughing. Also there are some spots around the covering of the abdomen which are weaker than others. This is especially true of men. Il is at these spots that the walls are. most likely to sive way somewhat and the contents of the abdomen tend to bulge through, forming a rupture. That's really all a hernia is, a bulging through the surrounding wall of some of the structures which lie within a cavity. For a person hot engaged in heavy manual labor a rupture may not cause any trouble though there is always the risk that it will some day come out farther and get strancled or develop some other complication. Nevertheless, treatment is usually desirable and unless there nre pood reasons to the contrary, sur- pery is best. A truss or support does not cure. Most operations for hernia can be done without special risk at almost any age. hut one has to decide whether the occupation and other considerations Justify the period of invahciism and the expense. Hernia On Both Sides When one speaks of double hernia, it means that the wall has given way on both sides so that there is a rupture in two places. Operation is the same, though it takes twice ns long, and SMVRCOIIS often repair both at the same time. An operation is not always successful and occasionally a rupture breaks through again. If it does, which is uncommon today, it will have to be operated on again in order to produce a firm wall. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB!' Written for IVKA service One Lead Creates Bridge Disaster If you don't like the final contract in today's hand, don't expect to get an argument from me. I don't like it either. Neither did South, when the hand was actually played. This doesn't mean that the bidding was "bad." North's hand wouldn't look any better if he hifd three small hearts and only two clubs, but a contract of (our spades would then be very sound. Likewise, the South hand wouldn't look any stronger if he had one diamond less and one heart more; but such a slight ' change would strengthen the combined hands immensely. The trouble was that North and South each had the same doubleton. Each player thought that this doubleton was an asset, but the duplication made it worthless to both of them. As the cards were actually dealt out, the final contract of four spades was too difficult for one person to make. Two people actually made It—the declarer and one of his opponents. East won the first trick with the | ace of hearts and returned the suit. South took the second trick with the kiiu? of hearts and drew Ihrec round', .of. trumps. He then cashed the -op clubs and gave up a club. South hoped that the clubs would break 3-3 and that East would win and have to make a fatal return lead. If this plan failed. South expected to lead a diamond from the dummy in the hope that East had the doubleton ace-queen of that suit. As it happened, West won the and East discarded the seven of diamonds. If West had stopped to think he would have realized that nothing could stop declarer from ruffing his last club with dummy's NORTH AQJ103 » J652 WEST A872 V 10 7 6 2 »Q10 + Q382 South 1 A 4* EAST A6J » AQJ43 • A873 + J7 SOUTH (D) A A K 9 4 East Pass Pass »K94 * A 10 54 North-South vul. West North Pass I *• Pass 2 A. Pass Pass Opening lead—V 2 last trump. Hence West could lead the queen of clubs without doing anything for South that declarer couldn't do for himself. And then South would have to develop the diamonds all by himself. But West didn't stop to think. He saw only that his partner had made nn encouraging discard In diamonds, so West led the queen of diamonds. This was a fatal error. East played low, and South won with Ihe king. South then led a low diamond, playing the jack from dummy when West produced the ten. East could take his ace of dinmonds, but then South had the rest of the tricks. 40 bachelors of the city, was organized for the purpose of sponsoring dances. A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Fred Copeland at the Blytheville Hospital Wednesday afternoon. He has been named Don Reece Copeland. Mary Frances Nunn was hostess to 15 of her friends at a formal dancing party last night at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Nunn. LITTLf LIZ— Gift wrapping is the process of trying to moke o $1.98 present look like it cost $5. eN1AS Little Jerry Clemens says he no longer expects to get what he tells his family he wants for Christmas and knows he has to be satisfied with what he needs. Animal Parade Answer to Previous Puzzl» ACROSS 1 Simian animal 4 Kind of wolf 8 Bird of prey 12 Split pulse 13 Russian czar 4 Restrict 5 Above 6 Short-legged dog 7 Individual 8 Girl's nickname 14 Century plant 9 Toward the 15 Era 16 Peritoneum fold 18 Mends 20 Entries in ledger* !1 Poor dwelling 22 Glimpsi 24 Burden 26 Halt 27 Female Hint <»b.) JO Light . . 32 Farm machine 34 Missive 35 Vipers 36 Assent 37 Insect eggs 39 S«i eagle 40 Food fish 41 Jewel 42 Mexican bay 45 Reduce to ashes 49Periloui 91 Marble 52 Othtrw.iM 53 Give forth 54 Follower 55 Burn 58 Cooking vessels 57 Vehlclo DOWN 1 Hebrew month 3 Boy attendant 3 Beasts with trunki sheltered side 10 Crawling animal 11 Clues 17BU . 19 Examine accounts P R R e A N « 0 A N I? 1 A D K E I C '• O t'VJ M|A A P fc £ I D U L tr k A 5 G> E M m. L E U t 5 '4% E i> £» U N 1 ^ B * E A L ft'/. W b t E T A P ^ *&• '•& * N U D ^ G. 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