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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 1, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 1, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HATNES, Publisher HARRY 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. Entered as second class matter at the poet- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- gross, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service if maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Thu* with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I hmve heard them. — Ezekiel 35:13. * * * The insignificant, the empty, is usually the loud; and after the manner of a dram, is louder even because of its emptiness. — Carlyle. It Took.Political Courage To Set Stiff Crop Controls Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson probably would have a tough, time taking out any insurance on his political life. But most Amercians, including the farmers, would be minded to. give him high marks for nerve. In a political year, with the rule of Congress at stake, Benson has just slapped on the stiffest acreage and marketing controls in the history of U. S. farm price supports. Since so drastic a measure could not have been developed without high administration approval, credit for courage in tackling this thorny issue must reach from Benson on up to President Eisenhower. Mr. Eisenhower and his Agriculture secretary are gambling that action according to what they deem the best interests of the country is better politics than a narrow response to the selfish demands of those who want to maintain high price supports without a corresponding effective control on production. For many years those demands have been yielded to by Congress and the Executive, with the result that the nation is now weighted down with costly farm surpluses. Benson, recognizing that even if his and the President's plan for more flexible supports should become operative the surplus problem will not be quickly licked, has acted to cut severely into future crop ouptut to bring things into earlier balance. He began by setting 1955 wheat acreage at 55 million acres, a slash of sorre 11 per cent below the 1954 allotment. Then he called for marketing quotas on wheat for the second straight year, fixing July 23 for wheat farmers to vote whether they want such quotas in return for continued high supports. The really stiff part of Benson's control scheme is this: To be eligible for price supports on any one crop-r-like wheat or corn— farmers must in 1955 comply with ALL government acreage allotments, not just the allotment's decreed for the crop on which they seek the subsidy. Thus a farmer who wants wheat supports must agree not only to limit his 1955 wheat acreage but accept prescribed limits on corn, cotton and other staples covered by the support law. The object of this regulation is to prevent farmers from shifting output from one "surplus'' crop to another, drawn by the attraction of high prices. It will compel them either to take some land wholly out of production, or turn it to crops not on the support list and not now building huge surpluses for go* vfcrmental storage. LAW maker* and tht farm group* which have argued for high supports on staples subscribe in theory to the principle of acreage control as an offset to the magnet of high prices. But Congress often has found some excuse for easing acreage limitations. Benson's plan puts the lawmakers to severe test. Many have been ducking the real farm problem a long time. If they should now try to overturn this new control, they will thereby acknowledge serious irresponsibility in meeting one of the gravest domestic difficulties of the day. What we need are men to follow Benson's statesmanlike example. Pleasing Victory Young kids who are fond of fishing are the guys who are night crawlers out looking for the same thing. # # * A scientist says that some day the people of the world will be toothless. That'll gum things up! * * * It's a short trip for the June bride's hand from the wedding' ring to a pan of dishwater. * * # Vacations cut down the death rate, says a doctor. We question that, when you consider the number of vacation-time reckless drivers. . * '# .* It's the folks most deserving- of criticism who are tops at disliking to hear it. President Eisenhower can look with comfort on the virtual assurance that Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine will be back in the Senate next year. She must still run the gamut of the September Maine election, but no one anticipates trouble for her then. . Mrs. Smith got over her biggest hurdle when she defeated 34-year-old Robert Jones in the state's GOP primary by a margin of roughly five to one. Her victory was a resounding vote of confidence for a woman who has mastered the techniques of lawmaking better than many men who try. She has proved a highly responsible senator, and a loyal supporter of the Eisenhower administration in its effort to put over a winning legislative program. Jones was a potrege of Senator McCarthy, though the latter did not campaign for him and Jones sought hard toward the end to divorce himself publicly from that link. Most observers felt McCarthy was not a strong issue in the Maine affair. But one wonders how the returns would have been read had Jones won. Tantamount/ 'So-Called 7 What Louis Graves of the Chapel Hill Weekly calls the "tantamount season" is about over. That season, you know, comes around every other • year, and reaches its zenith the week of the primary elections in the South, when every news writer and his brother is saying that the winner of the Democratic nomination is "tantamount to election." It may be well that Republican Rep. Charles R. Johnson and a few like him, if they ever show up here in the South, will be able to rid the vocabulary of the trite "tantamount." And there's another word that deserves like fate. It is the over worked "so-called". Unlike "tantamount," which is harmless, "so-called" is a mean, smearing word. You encounter it several times each day, used like this: .The "so-called Supreme Court," the "so-called liberals," "so-called Americans," "so-called Old Age and Survivors Insurance program." It is an adjective which, without mustering one whit of evidence, creates doubt that which it modifies. To be "so-called" is, shall we say, tantamount to being guilty. 'And with that, both words leave these columns, forevermore. — Charlottee (N. C.) News. SO THEY SAY Let us have less political fision and more political fusion — President Eisenhower. TT ^n TT The whole heart of my answer to the Army's charges are that somebody some place conspired ... to get us (Senate Investigation Subcommittee) in just the hassle we are in now so we wouldn't be exposing Communists in places where it would be embarrassing to certain people in the government. — Sen. Joseph McCarthy. * * * I kn&w I'm not through. . , . I got two arms and two legs just like the rest of the guys . . , even though mine may be a little rusty. — Phil Cavarreta, once more playing baseball. * * * To save American lives I would use the atomic bombs anywhere. — Sen. Styles Bridges (R- N.H,). Ricochet Romance VIEWS OF OTHERS Lives And Values Two stories appeared on recent front pages which seems to place a variance of values on human lives. The whole country rejoiced when a Brooklyn, N. Y. mountain climber, gravely injured and straineded for 15 days in a tent 11,000 feet 'up on towering Mount McKinley was reached by a rescue team, which radioed back: "He's alive and well," Now while this one life was being saved "to the great joy of American people 251 other lives were being snuffed out over the same week-end. Traffic accidents claimed 197 of these lives. This loss of life is bad enough but the cal- lounsness with which it was received is even worse. The whole country goes wild over the rescue of one mountain climber which is all right but is seemingly indifferent to the great toll on the highways which is certainly not all right. Indifference to bloodshed on the highways indicates there is a corresponding indifference under the wheel. And that in turn leads to even higher tolls.—Shelby tN. C.) Star. Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hollywood on TV: They've, swept the candle drippings and used toothpaste tubes out of a converted-to- TV theater where the Liberace shows were filmed, and Frankie Laine has moved in with "That's My Desire" and a dance director for 26 half-hour-on-film musicals. Yup, Mr. Mule Train is hoofing it up in some of the shows, with Connie Haines as his singing and group. Stars are leaping to tele- films because of the reissue coin, but up until now all the singers have been confined to live TV because of the keeping-up-wiih-the- popular hits worry. Bur Frankie's beaming: "I'm lucky. I don't sing current hits. We're sticking to the standards. I still think 'Sunny Side of the Street" is better than any of today's pop hits anyway. And on film you can be better and different." -Added feature of the Laine show, which Duke Goldstone is directing, will be famous European variety acts, filmed in England and France two years ago. Frankle's prediction about co- warbler Connie: "Out of this she's going to be a star." matters. Dick Jones, who plays Jack Mahoney's pal in the "Range Rider" telefilms, will be starred in his own series, "Buffalo Bill, Jr.". . . Charles Laughton reaped a small: fortune from the 26 quarter-hour readings that played the TV circuit last year, but won't re-sign for ad diiional frames. He demanded more production value. TV sets in the U. S. now total 30,000,000. Over 63 per cent of the homes. Rhonda Feming and CBS are talking about a filmed musical series. Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Re Foreign Policy: Many Know All Is Not Well for America Now WASHINGTON—CNEA) — The "agonizing reappraisal" of U. S. foreign poicy now going on has charted a number of alternative courses. If adopted, they would put the American ship of state on a far different tack from that followed in recent years. They would not put the United States on the compeltely isolationist course which some congression- i al extremists advocate. But they 1 would reduce the emphasis on sup- j port of the western European co| lonial ties in Asia and Africa. Such a shift would give the United States more freedom of action in Latin-America. Decisions to shift policy in these directions may come to a head as a result of the Washington weekend conversations between President Eisenhower, British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles and Foreign Minister Anthony Eden. There is no denying that all is not well in the present American- European alliances. As far as the North Atantic Treaty Organization is concerned, everything is dandy. And though the European Defense Community treaty, which would permit rearmament in western Germany, is stalled -in France and Italy, there is still meager hope that it will be ratified within six or nine months. Outside of the European area, there are more differences than agreements between the United States on the one side, Britain and France on the other. United States' influence in the rest of the world is greatly reduced by the necessity for backing up British and French positions in Indo-China, Egypt, Iran, Morocco and elsewhere. As an extreme example, the United States at the Caracas, Venezuela, Pan-American conference, felt that it had to support the British and French and Dutch on retaining their colonies in this area. The vote was 19 to one against it, with the U. S. casting the one vote. Such a position naturally puts this country in bad with the Latin-Americans. U. S. aid to Egypt has been held up for a year, pending settlement of the British-Egyptian row over the Suez Canal. Production of Iranian oil is now held up over a silly dispute on where the new Internationa 1 consortium of American, British, French and Dutch oil companies shall be incorporated, The British insist that it must be a British corporation and Iran simply will not have it that way. Shortly before he died, the old King Ibn Saud let the American government know if the United States continued to back British interests in this ar«*a, his government would have to seek new friends. U. S. oil companies have the major concessions with Saudi Arabia. If the United States acts by itself to clear up any of these disputes, it is of course accused by its European allies of "imperialism"—of wanting to dominate the whole world in much the same way that the Russians want to dominate it. That is the danger in this situation. The United States cannot desert its NATO allies under any circumstances. But the time is rapidly approaching when these relationships must be clarified. It is considered a losisg proposition for the United States to keep backing up Britain and France in Asia, the Middle East and Africa, where they eventually may lose out anyway, in the march of nationalism. The Soviet strategy for world conquest, as laid down by both Lenin and Stalin, has been to get control of these colonial areas first. After that it was believed the western powers would not be able to support themselves and would collapse without a struggle. How the United States can contribute to the strength of these former colonial areas to bolster their independent resistance to Communist aggression is the principal question in the current agonizing reappraisal. Needless to say, it may involve sharp turns off the course of what American foreign policy has been iii the past. THERE'S NO DOUBT now about a major Hollywood studio, Columbia, becoming a power in home screen entertainment via its tele- film subsidiary, Screen Gems. With five series on its schedule. Screen Gems this year will produce a total of 195 brand new half-hour telefilms. The series being filmed on the Columbia lot are: Ford Theater, Father Knows Best, Captain Midnight, Rin-Tin- Tin and the Big Playback. Robert Young stars in Father Knows Best, the TV version of his long-time radio show. But he's not wailing about the fast - moving shooting schedules. Says Bob: "The waiting around on the big movie sets always killed me. Now it's a track meet every day. but I'm so busy I don't have time to get tired." Dept. of embarrassment: Jan Merlin, TV's --"Space Cadet" for three years, was airsick on a New York-L. A. flight to make his- film debut in U-I's "Five Bridges to Cross.". . .Red Skelton nixed plans to move him to New York to replace the Arthur Godfrey's Friends Wednesday night show for the sum mer. He'll do the one-hour stanzas from Hollywood. TV Alley ga.g: First summer comedy show dropped because it couldn't find a sponsor—the Army- McCarthy hearings. There's a new title and locale coming up and a supporting cast going out for Ray Milland's "Meet Mr. McNutley" films. Only Ray and Phyllis Avery, who plays his wife, will be back in the cast. . . Jack Webb's becoming a slim Orson Welles of TV. One of NBC's big two-hour color "spectaculars" in the fall will be produced and directed by Webb, who 'will not appear. He'll also direct another film at Warner Bros. New York television actors hd hum about movies? Just wave a film contract at them and they'll come bolting to the land of palm trees and pastrami sandwich stands. That's the word from Jack Lemmon, the TV find costarred with Judy Holiday in "It Should Happen to You." Now emoting opposite Betty Grable in "Three for the Show," Lemmon says; "Nobody in television debates whether to accept a movie offer if the deal is good enough. No TV actor can afford to hold out with all the movie names rushing into TV. Movie - names now have top priority." Leo Guild watched an amazingperformance: Two . kldt about 19 who bad seen the same movie 10 or more time* on TV watching it again—and accurately mouthing 1 the dialogue along with all the charactrs. 75 Years Ago In B/yt/iew//< Shirley Ba'rham and Kay Thoma* have gone to Hardy, where they have enrolled at Kamp Kiwani for two weeks. Miss Pearl Cartwright of Osceola was hostess at a party of six for dinner and dancing at the Hotel Peabody in Memphis Wednesday night. Mississippi County is in the midst of its biggest hay making season which, when finished, will, show the largest acreage of alfalfa ever planted in this county. Over 25,000 acres were planted this year for a new record in alfalfa growing. A MAN really has spring fever when he is too lazy to ask Junior to mow the lawn. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont.. the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. "Is it possible to cure athlete's foot?" writes Mrs. M. "I have had a condition on my foot for about a year and have used salves and powders with no relief." In answer to tms question I can say -that there are a number of excellent treatments for athlete's foot. But Mrs. M. is jumping to conclusions if she assumes that anything on the foot is that disease. Perhaps she has something else. Furthermore • it is risky to treat one's self and here is a good example where self. treatment has failed. One reason self treatment is so undesirable is that the drugs contained in some of the preparations used may set up a secondary irritation of the skin. Some of my skin specialist friends, for example, have told me that they have had more trou! i e treating the skin of those who had worked on themselves than did those with the disease. they feet should be kept clean and dry, the socks and shoes dried and aired frequently, and towels should be completely dry and never shared. A dusting powder consisting of 10 per cent boric acid in powdered talc to be used on the feet twice a day has also been recommended. This could be used in the groin too, especially by anyone who is more or less exposed. A few words on the nature of this condition are in order. "Athlete's foot" is not a disease of athletes alone nor is it confined to the foot. The same condition is also called ringworm—but it isn't caused by a worm nor does it often appear in the shape of a ring. The correct name is dermatophytosis, if you can remember it. This disease is caused by fungi, which are considered to .belong to the plant world. These fungi grow best in the damp and dark. They will last for some time on damp towels or wet floors. Hence there is more likely to be trouble with them in warm weather when more people use locker Even with precautions, however, it seems unlikely that this disease will disappear. Usually, it produces some itching and .scaling, cracking, or some other peculiar appearance of the skin. Occasionally the symptoms can be really severe. On the other hand the symptoms can be so mild as to pass practically unnoticed and many have it without being aware of what is wrong. Dermatophytosis may be difficult to cure especially if the fungi lodge in the nails or other places hard' to get at. Furthermore reinfection from towels, socks, scratching or the like is common, If the simple dusting powder mentioned does not get rid of the trouble professional advice is likely to save trouble in the long run. By OSWALD .MCOBV Written for NEA Service Here's a Gambit Worth Trying If you reached a grand slam contract on today's hand, you would have reason to congratulate break, but it calls for th» most exact technique in the play of the cards. See if you can work it out for yourself before you read on. You must naturally win the first trick with the ace of clubs. Next you cash the ace of spades in the first step of your campaign to guard against a bad trump break. You must begin the trumps by leading to dummy's ace. If West happens to have all your trumps, you can do nothing about it. If East has all four trumps, you must save both of your high trumps to draw trumps without loss West discards a club on the THAT WAS- a grim contract hassle between Carla Balenda and the producers of the Mickey Rooney telefilm series, "Hey, Mulligan." At one point, gorgeous Carla had to appeal to the Screen Actors Guild on money and outside work and you ^'in with the queen. You next lead a diamond to dummy's ace and lead another trump back through East. This permits you to draw the rest of the trumps without loss and claim the balance of the tricks. TWO THINGS take the pleasure out of pleasure driving—the motorists tearing down the street and the contractor tearing it up.—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Aunt Molly Harmsworth never could understand why they call them public parks and then put up signs all over the Place warning folks to keep off the grass. Seats of Learning Answer to Pr«viou» Puzzle NORTH 4QJ732 ¥ A653 WEST 49854 484 EAST 4k K10 6 ¥ J1084 • 83 • 6542 + KQJ72 SOUTH (D) * A VKQ972 4KQJ107 *A6 North-South vul. South West North East 1 ¥ Pass 14 Pass 3 • Pass 4 V Pass 4N.T. Pass 5* Pass 7 ? Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 K rooms and engage in athletics. Of yourself for good bidding. The odds course, infections are often spread at other times of the year in gymnasiums, indoor swimming pools, and bathrooms. If one would avoid infection the arc 9 to 1 against a 4-0 break in trumps, and the grand slam is therefore a very fine gamble. It is possible to make the grand slam even against * bad trump irst round of trumps and the situa- ion is therefore exposed. Your next step is to lead the queen of spades from dummy, and East covers with the king. You gladly ruff, since you were not fluite sure whether to try to discard your losing club on » ood spade in dummy or whether o try to discard dummy's losing club on one of your good diamonds. Having established dummy's jack of spades, you return to dummy with the nine of diamonds , in order to cash the jack of spades and discard your losing club. You can then lead n. heart through East. Bust put* ujC the ten of hearts, ACROSS 1 University founded in 1701 5 College cheer 8 Rambling wreck from Georgia 12 God of love 13 Frozen water 14 Mountain (comb, form) 15 Social insects , 16 Through 17 Be borne • 18 Flowers ; 20 Princeton in 1747 as the College of New Jersey 22 Clamp 24 Correlative of \ neither ,25 Venerated 29 Complete amount 33 Friend (Fr.) 34 Silkworm 36 Night 'before 37 Metal fastener 38 Small island 40 Meadow 41 Paces 44 Oldest educational institution in the United States 46 Mimic 48 Compass point 49 Women'f college 52 Mistake 56 Greek v>ar god 57 Dtvotee 60 Bargain event 61 Without (Latin) 62 Oslrichlike bird 63 Western college (ab.) 64-Small children 65 Sourpe of energy 66 Fur-bearing aquatic DOWN 1 Period of time 2 Italian river 3 Land parcels 4 Hebrew ascetic 5 Tear 6 High card 7 Egret 8 Bullfighter 9 Ireland 10 Surrender 11 Worked with a garden tool 19 Forefather R^ T" * A l_ E O B O i R O N f 1 If V O N £ cT e i_ i E * 0 E A I_ 1 L E * E D f ¥ R R y c R A Z •/M, C E R tr E A 1 P e A e R 1 %% A LH [A P O l •S N m iy.f * A T E & ^•H E T A % 0 i & S p E * K MB B 0 N C E ////, E N E *• * M A M W/i Ft R R •r M E T R * <* P A C A * E C K t N P A N a u R A L. 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