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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, June 30, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JUNE 30,1954 THE JMLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TJHl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher KARRT A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor : PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Intered as second class matter at the post* office at Blythevflle, Arkansas, under act of Con- grttK, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BlytheviUe or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 35c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance, Meditations M hta hvmttiation felt jnc^ment was taken away: And who shall declare his generation? tor hte life to taken from the earth. — Acts *:3S. * * ¥ Tru« humility — the basis of the Christian system — is the low but deep and firm foundation of all virtues. -— Burke. Barbs We're still in the midst of house-cleaning time, when there's no place like home except a battlefield. * ¥ # It depend* on how many members there are to a family how many different places they want to f o on a Sunday drive. - * * * Stop at most any old bathing beach and you'll have an inkling of what the girls mean when they say, "I haven't a thing to wear." # * * Fast footwork is important in the fight rlnf, •ays a trainer. That's when the spectators some- Units f*t th« tun-around. * if # Folk* are loading suitcases and trunks for tha oT vacation trip. That's a real pack'of fun. Eisenhower Spoke Wisely On the Problem of Japan It was no accident that President Eisenhower singled out Japan's economic plight in a recent off-the-cuff spe- ch. The Japaneses are getting close tc the ragged edge. The President put the matter bluntly when he said Japan will fall to the communists if the United States denies that country aid and opportunities for trade. In that eventaulity, he emphasized, the Pacific Ocean would become a "Communist Lake." As everyone knows- before World War II Jar>an had a vast trading empire in China, Southeast Asia, and oth'er areas of the world. The Japs drew in raw materials and sent out finished manufactures. Today China under Communist heel, is largely closed to Japanese traders. Barriers of resentment, raised by Jap depredations in wartime, remain high in Southeast Asia, though there is some hope for better relations there. As for America, tariff walls and changing tastes and habits have robbed Japan of many old outlets for goods. The bitter day of reckoning was put off first by direct American financial aid and then by the indirect benefits flowing from our use of Japan as a-sag- nig base in the Korean war. There is still some hangover from this effort but the advantage is dwindling fast. Some might say: "Well, Japan lost the war. Why shouldn't it suffer?" But such an attitude would reflect only the greatest shortsitedness on our part. Japan seems to have made a genuine conversion to democracy and the ways of freedom. It still has the greatest industrial potential in the Orient, and as such is a crucial prize. For us and all the West, it is a bulwark against communism. These are the considerations which must rule when we decide what to do about Japan. r At the very least, we must strive to work out arrangements for the security of Southeast Asia,-both for the safety of the immediate countries involved and for the sake of preserving as free an area which can perhaps be drawn gradually into a healthy economic relationship with Japan. But obviously it is the view of the President and others of his official family that we must go beyond this arid mak« tariff- concessions which will allow Japan to do more business in America. Like Britain, Japan must trtde or die. We , cannot expect it to Remain our good and trut friend for long if we deny to it the means of life. It would be pleasant if Japan were already on ito feet. But it it not. Aa in •o much of our affairs today, we have only a choice among prospects of varying degrees of unpleasantness. We can all readily understand why the President thinks in this case that by all odds the most unpleasant would be to have Japan go Communist. VIEWS OF OTHERS Negro'Cabin' Largely A Myth The one-room Negro cabin in the South is now largely a myth. Cut of 1481 Negro homes visited in recent survey, only four homes had only one room. The average Negro farm owner lives in a frame house of five rooms and the average tenant has four rooms. One of the most encouraging things found in this survey was the fact that 71 percent of the Negro farm owners have electricity, which it very near the average of 78 percent for all farm homes. This survey is being distributed by the Rural Department, Drew Seminary, Madison, N. J. It was found in this study that Negro young people are nearly twice as musical ae their parents. Ninety-six daughters could play the piano, but only 53 mothers; also 24 sons could play but only 14 fathers. The Negro children in these homes are nearly two grades ahead of their parents. The average grade in school completed by 4390 parents was 7.0. The average grade completed by their children who were out of school was 8.8. if each generation of Negro families in the South exceeds the proceeding one by two grades in school, we can see progress ahead.—Johnson City (Tenn.) Fress-Chr- nicle. A Disservice To Negroes The race-agitated National Association for the Advancement of Colored People h&s been holding a series of meetings throughout the South in which plans are being made to super-agitate the end of segregation .in public schools without waiting for the United States Supreme Court to implement ite segregation ban with rulings following hearings scheduled for next fall. In its agitation, the NAACP is providing a distinct disservice to the Negro race. The Negro race in the South has made the most rapid progress from primitive origin and then slavery to civilization ever made by any race in the history of the world. What progress the Negro has made is due to the wise leaders of both races and the advanced civilization in which the Negro race was transplanted in the South. Real progress does not come through agitation. Agitation brings only greater problems and rtse- ntment which can seriously determental to the interests of both . the Negro and white races.— Chattanooga News-Free Press. They Deserve It New Mexico penitentiary officials are experimenting with a system of watching their prisoners by television, If the experiments are succes*- ful, the TV guards may be installed in the new prison being built south of Santa Fe. Offhand, we can't think of anything worse than to be watched 24 hours per day by unwinking, untiring eye of a televisio camera. A prisoer has practically no privacy in the old-fashioned prison system. Under the new TV plan, he will have even less than the well known goldfish. TV may be the answer to cutting down the rat o crime in New Mexico. It will be the final proof to those contemplating bank robbery or shooting their wives that crime do«s not pay. For a good account of a man under constant watch by TV, the book "19M" is recommended. Its central character, in a nightmare totalitarian world that bears a remarkable resemblance to life in a Communist country, was even afraid to take a drink of state-approved gin lest he gag before the telescreen and suffer punishment. Prisoners are indeed going to suffer punishment for their sins in the new style TV-guarded lock-ups.—Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. What Next? It was bound to happen some day. Out in DCS Moines, Iowa, Mrs. Ronald Lillegard reported to police that thieves had stolen her kitchen sink. This seems to take most of the pop out of one of our favorite bromides. The course now, it appears, is to find something new for thieves to steal except. Since it appears that even such ordinadily imrnovibale gadgets as plumbing fixtures are no longer secure, perhaps it would be best to select for the honor an object mose criminals would find practically useless, or of little re-sale value. With the way things have been going, it will be the bookcase. —Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY I don't see how in the name of God you can fight anybody like (Senator) McCarthy. I never saw such cruelty . . . such arrogance. Army Counsel Joseph Welch. * * * It is only in a totalitarian government that there is no room for differences. — Sen. Alexander Wiley (R-Wis). 3f if. )f. There is .... a new and urgent demand for men who are cool-headed, who think calmly and clearly, who will avert panic and insure rational appraisment of the choices before us. — Ro- btrt Anderson, deputy secretary of defense. * if * Regardless of what the nine politicians on the Supreme Court say, if I »m elected governor, we will continue to have segregation in the public schools of Texas. — Texas Republican Todd Adam*. Well, Well, Lookit Who's Back From Geneva! Peter id son's Washington Column — Best Sellers in U. S. Printing Office Are 'Infant Care 'and 'Prenatal Care' WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks, who is ouite a salesman himself, turns out to be just another pushover for a good salesman's line. Proof of this has been demonstrated by 16-year-old Beath Weinstein of Schenectady, New York. She is the Junior Achievement Award winner in a national contest to find the best kid salesman in the U. S. She has just won a $500 scholarship in a contest with 1800 other young salesmen. The product she sold Secretary Weeks was a $1.98 knife holder. This is the paragraph in her sales letter that overcame Secretary Weeks' low sales resistance: "What with all the arguing, bickering and petty poiticking gping on every day. woudn't it be a good idea to hang my knife rack where our statesmen in Washington could put away their knives and concentrate on working for the common good of our country—say, working on world peace instead of on television charts that tell how many times David Sfchine had a pass from the Army?" Note: Secretary Weeks isn't going to hang the knife rack in his office for the statesmen to park their cutlery in, however. In mailing his check to Miss Weinstein he wrote: "You can be sure that the knife rack will be put to good use in the kitchen of our home." Speaking of salesmanship the 20- cent "Infant Care" pamphlet still remains the No. 1 best-seller on the list of the thousands of publications of the U. S. Government Printing Office. Since it was first issued by the U. S. Children's Bureau in 1913, over nine million copies of "Infant Care" have been sold. It has been run through eight editions and has been revised for every reprint. Other best-sellers on the GPO list are: "Prenatal Care." over four million copies: "Your Child From One to Six." over three mi- lion copies, and "Your Child From Six to Twelve," one million. Rep. Dwight L. Rogers, (D., Fla.). has introduced a resolution in the House to prohibit television broadcasts of al congressional hearings. In making his proposal, Representative Rogers said: "It is not a healthy situation for our people to daily look upon the recent 'show' and conclude that all such workings of congressional committees are carried on in any such manner." When Sam Ray burn of Texas was Speaker of the House," says Representative Rogers, "he refused to admit the television of committee hearings. His wisdom in so doing has been demonstrated most forcibly by what has been displayed in the Army-McCarthy hearings in the past eight weeks." What the fascination of the^s Army-McCarthy hearings was— that they could hold so many people, bug-eyed and hypnotized in front of TV sets, day after day- has puzzled many psychologists. The hearings were a fight—and everybody oves a fight. They were full of surprises—and people like to be surprised. They were unrehearsed and perfectly natural. The dramatic interest was rea and not artificial. But the one psychological stimulus that seemed to hold most observers was that they put themselves right around the hearing table as participants. This shows up in the post-mor- tems, when peope say. "If I was McCarthy. I'd have done so and so." Or, "If I'd have been Symington. I'd have socked him." Or, "Why didn't Mundt make 'em answer?" Or. "Jenkins was too soft on this." Or, "Why didn't Welch ask him that?" Any dramatist who can make this audience fee that they are ac- tors on the stage has a sure hit. After President Eisenhower finished speaking to the National Citizens for Eisenhower conference in Washington, another speaker got in a few words which drew wild applause from the enthusiastic Ike supporters. As James L. Murphy, chairman of the nationa citizens' group started to say something over the mike, a booming voice broke in demanding: "Wait a minute, Jim. Let's al say who we want for President in 1956." Everyone cheered. The man who had made the suggestion was Eisenhower's most ardent fan—Marty Snyder, General Eisenhower's mess sergeant in World War U. Marty is the fellow who staged that famous one-man demonstration for Eisenhower at Chicago in 1948. Now he's supposed to have political ambitions of his own. He wants to run for Congress in New York's 20th district. The incumbent congressman is Democrat Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr. A recent brag by the 45th Division Association, on its 511 days in combat during World,, War H, was accompanied by a resolution, printed in the Congressional Record, recommending that the commander of this infantry outfit be made a permanent member of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. This has now drawn a reply from Quantico, Va., Marine Corps base. "Please inform the 45th Infantry," it says, "that we of the United States Marine Corps are in deep sympathy with them for their 511 days in combat. Since we were used to doing the same job in three or four days, our time in combat couldn't be as high as theirs. So using their time as the basis for selecting theirC O for the JCS is unfair to decent combat men." Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— WEA) — Exclusively Yours: Sterling Hayden, who did it once before, is telling pals that he may quit the movie game for omething that will make him happier .. . Maybe Groucho Marx married Eden Hartford in Cannes as reported and maybe he didn't. Gummo, Harpo, Chico and other relatives haven't had any official word from him about the hitching and are inclined to doubt it ... Frances Bergen, Edgar's pretty frau, will be popping up .in New York teleshows as a dramatic actress. Bergen okayed the live emoting for his wife, who made her film debut in "Titanic." . .. New record I can do without: "When Liberace Winks at Me." Spikft Jones, touring in the hinterlands, reports: . "One town was so small they had a sign right in the center of it reading: " 'You Are Now Entering and Leaving Powell, Wyo.' " Modern west note: After a $2 million modernization, The Last Frontier Hotel in Las Vegas will be named the New Frontier. BETTY BUTTON and Charlie O'Curran signed the divorce papers, with both agreeing to what's hers is hers and what's his is his .. .MGM's scheduled "Don't Go Near the Water" for Esther Williams . . . John Derek and Debra Paget will love it up in "The An- plan, South naturally had to continue. He led a club to dummy's king and led dummy's last diamond. East again discarded, and South won with the queen of diamonds. When South now led a low diamond and ruffed with dummy's six. East rose to the occasion by refusing to overruff. Declarer was in the dummy and couldn't get out. In order to return to his own hand. South had to ruff a black card. This left him with only one trump to East's two trumps. There was then no way to make the slam. South was on the right track, but he made one slight slip. It was-correct to lead a trump to dummy at the second trick in order to return a diamond. It was not correct to lead a second trump to dummy. After winning the first diamond with the ace, South should lead a WEST NORTH (D) 4kK65 VKJt • 942 * A K 10 6 EAST 6QJ1073 ¥4 * JI087 *J75 North 14 2N.T. 3N.T. 5V Past SOUTH 4k None V A Q 10 9 8 • AKQ65S 442 North-South vul. East South WM! Pass 2 • Pass Pass 3 V Pass Pass 4 f> Pass Pass 6 V Pass Pass Opening lead—4 Q club to dummy in order to lead a second diamond. East discards, and South wins with the king. South leads another club to dummy and leads a third diamond to his queen. If East still refuses to ruff, South can now lead a small diamond, ruffing with dummy's king. Dummy's low trump can be led and South clears up the trumps, miking all 13 tricks. napolis Story" for Allied Artists. MGM has released stage space in its big London studios to Roy Rich, who will make two feature pictures for TV distribution. Maurice Chevalier, barred from entering the U. S. by the State Department, is before the camera in France in a new movie tagged, "I Have Seven Daughters." Susan Hayward isn't expecting either of her 9-year-old twin sons to get the acting bug while they're on location with her in Utah for "The Conqueror." "They're in school plays and they do skits with the Cub Scouts." she told me, "but I don't see any acting talent or any inclination in that direction. "At the moment, they both want to be Marine generals. Last year they wanted to be men from outer space. They're normal kids." Jennie Le« likes the drive-in movies. "The dialogue is great," she say*, "especialy in the car parked next to you." MARIA RITA'S advice to would- be stars about learning acting know-how now that movie studios are demanding experienced players: "Extra work in live television is the best training job and the most lucrative. For one day of walking across the stage or for going from one room into another, an extra gets $68. "The future stars will come from TV extras who make a study of the business." Ida Lupino was talking about throwing in the towel as an actress a few months back, but she's in greasepaint again for "Private Hell—36." The telefilm work proved to her, she says, that the ham in the Lupino make-up is still as fresh as anything in Betty Furness* refrigerator. "Sweetie," she told me, "Television has given me a whole new audience. Kids who never saw me on the big screens write fan letters and ask me why I don't do more feature pictures. "It's a real thrill, sweetie. IV* become interested in acting ajain." RONALD HOWARD, 33-year-old See HOLLYWOOD on Page 16 75 Ytors Ago In B/ythev//<< Mr- and Mrs. Allen Pickard will spend Sunday in Brownsville, Term., visiting relatives. Garden flowers decorated the home of Mrs- Ivy Crawford yesterday afternoon when she entertained members of the Double Four Bridga Club and two guests. Mrs. W. S. Johnston and Mrs. Odis Shepherd. We'll have to ask Old Man Hobbs who fot the best of the real estate deals that were swung recently. He passes the collection plate in church and says he can always tell by th* size of the donations. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Serrice By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. It is appaling and tragic how many accidental deaths there are among tiny children. Among those from 1 to 4 years of age about 5500 deaths or one- fourth of all of those deaths in children of these ages in the United States and Canada occur each year as the result of accidents, of one kind or another. The majority of these—that is about one-half of the total number—are the result of motor vehicle accidents and this was half as bad again in Canada as in the United States. and get badly scalded. Deaths from burns of various origins, from drowning, from accidental swallowing of poisons and from other usually avoidable mishaps are also too common among these toddlers. What can be done to halt this massacre of the innocents ?The greatest possible care in driving motor vehicles, especially if small children are expected to be around, is obviously needed. In the case of burns obviously the most effective method is to keep fire or fire making equipment away from small children with the greatest of care. If the clothing of a child actually does catch fire the fire should be smothered »t once by wrapping the child in a rug or blanket. An important preventive measure also is to keep hot pan.s on the stove out of reach of » small youngster who mifht tip It over One particularly heartrending type of injury to small children is that which results when they get hold of some poison in a bottle in the medicine cabinet or elsewhere and try to drink it. If poisonous liquids or solids must be kept around the house they should always be placed beyond the possible reach of the curious youngster. If a child does swallow poison, vomiting should be brought about at once by placing the finger down the child's throat (this with the exception of lye or kerosene poisoning). Naturally, the poison bottle should be kept so that the doctor will know what the child has taken, and professional advice should be obtained at once. Another source of death or injury to small children comes from falls. Not infrequently a small child will lean against a window screen and if this is loose may fall out and be severely injured. Check your screens. These arc only a few of the injuries which can occur to small children—and older ones as well of course—arid certainly an ounce of preventior is worth a pound of cure. For ft most convenient and brief pamphlet on emergency measures in (he event, of injury and for a sflfPty check list «round the home I know of nothing better than th« accident handbook compiled by members of the staff of the Children's Medical Center, 300 Longwood Avenue, Boston 15, Mass. (Price 25 cents.) World Tour Answer to Previous Puzzlf ACROSS 1 dt Janeiro 4 of Good DOWN • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Use 'Normal' Play, Win Many Games Probably most p' yers would lose today's slam in a very simple and uncomplicated manner. The "normal" line of play is to ruff the first spade, draw four rounds of trumps, and then confidently lead out the ace of diamonds. When the diamonds fail to break, South is down two. When the hand was actually played, the declarer was good enough to find a complicated way to go down. South ruffed the opening spade, led a trump to the jack, and returned a low diamond toward his hand. This was v fine idea so far. If East ruffed. South would play a low diamond. He would then be able to ruff a spade continuation, draw the trumps, and run all of the diamonds without fear. East saw the danger, and discarded a spade Instead of ruffing. South won with the ace of diamonds and led another trump to dummy's king In order to lead a second diamond towards his hand. East discarded a club, and South won with the king of diamonds. Milvint ffOM t tiiuii f« with hii 1 Soaks flax 2 The Curtain 3 Hospital attendants 4 Mania 5 Assistant 6 Fatal drug 7 Greek letter soldiers 17 Rebound 19 Comforted 23 Balance 24 Wan 25 Sacred bull Hope 2 European duck 12 Make a mistake 13 Tumult 14 Greek goddess g pillow covers 15 Fox 9 Allot 16 Changing IQ Ireland volume 11 Feminine without heat 18 Gesundheit! (pl.) 20 Portents 21 Feminine appellation 22 Work 24 Buddies 26 Soon 27 Mineral spring 30 Each 32 Mechanical refrigerators hurt his business 34 German song 35 Calm 36 Worm 37 Get up 39 Tatters 40 Food rtgimt 41 Beetle 42 Place to avoid 45 Glances 49 Gorged 51 Exist 52 Wild hog 53 In this place 54 Used a chair 55 Merely 5fi Inquires 57 Note of L Guido'f ie«le M A r E D « l T A R t K • N 1 c M O * A l_ E L. m. 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