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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 31, 1953
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MM SIX BLVTHfciVILI.E (ARK.) COIJKIEK NEW? THURSDAY, DECEMBER 81, 10BI |1U BLYTHEVILLE COUR1EB MEWS nu ooumnt mm ca • ff HAINBB rubOHMT •AWT A MAWM, ASUS*** A. A FMDRICKBON. MMoi PAPt D. HUMAN. AdftrtMBI Bolt Nrttooi) AdwrttUn* Wallace WHn«r Oe. »• Tors, Chicago. Detiolt AlUnu, Memphis. __ . filtered M second elm m»tt«r it UM pc**- aftice s* Blythe»llle, Arkansas. uoMr tct of Con, October • HIT. Member of me Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATIS: By carrier ID the city of BijtnetUle or any suburban town when nrritr ternoe I* msin- sained. 9$e per week By null, within * radius of se miles, KM per year, W.50 for six month* 11.25 tor three month*: by ouil outside 90 mile tone, 112.30 per year payable In advance Meditations And, Ms n»me Ihrourh failh la hit name hath this man itront, whom ye tee an* know: !*•, the faith which is by him hath given him thii perfect soundness In the presence of you all—Acti l:lf. * * * He that buildeth his nest upon a Divine promise •hair find it abide and remain until he shall fly •way to the land where promises are lost in full- JUlmente—Spurgeon. Barbs School the year round has been proposed by * Tennessee teacher. With kids that comes under the head of crime news. * * * The average panhandler, lays a- judie, makes • food living. Majrbe because his story U touching. * * * Just think how much easier it is for the store clerks when dad get* his Christmas socking early. * * * A Connecticut doctor was held up by a patient (Witch to hb daughter. It doe* sound a bit itrrnu- A Conneticut doctor was held up by a patient Somehow that seems to have humorous touch. Any Hope for Stable French Politics Lies With People ' One would have thought that French politicians, piqued at continued foreign criticism of French inaction might have seized the first opportunity to prove their capability of action. But when such a chance come along, in the parli- mentary election of a new president, they did not take it. Instead, they gave their critics more ammunition. Never before in France's history .have more than two ballots been required to choose a president. This year's balloting went to the 13th ballot before Rene Coty, a 71-year-old lawyer, was elected. It began to appear that the French deputies were incapable of deciding anything at all. With such divisive, inconclusive voting marring his selection, President Coty cannot now command the respect he should as a unifying, stabilizing force in French politics. This office in France is considerably more than ceremonial. In a land where dizzying changes of premier and cabinet are the rule, the president is possibly the only real symbol of political permanence the politicians and the people can see. Certainly they do not take comfort from the sprawling governmental bureaucracy which is all to permanent. But the French president is more than just a rock to tie to in the boiling seas of political confusion. He can and should be a wise counccllor to French leaders. In recurring cabinet crises, he often makes the decisive move in calling a new man forth to try forming a government. He can do this because he represents continuity; he alone is above the partasian swirl. With a record number of cabinet collapses behind them in this postwar peri- ad, the French never were more needful of the kind of stability a genuinely effective president could bring. That is why it seems almost incredible to the outsider that the parliment did not act forthrightly and quickly to make the vital decision that faced them. Commonly -the French dilemma is •een as a crisis in character. This would •urely seem to be so. Yet there are signs that the character problem is more acute among the politicians than among the people of France. For instance, solid reports have it that the people are well •head of the politicians in their readi- n«M to accept a European army and the political unification of Europe. France'* friends must hope that this difference does indeed exist. They must hop* also that the people exert thcm- «*]?«• to impose on their politicians a i»tw, decisive, fruitful course for French pdttfci. Unlets this happens, France will have no gloriei but the old to dwell upon, and her place in future world history may be marked with a footnote. Tide Turns for Hawaii Dispatches from Washington indicate the senatorial lineup on Hawaii statehood is turning in Hawaii's favor. For 1954, then, the Republicans may be able to chalk up one victory that has been eluding everybody for a number of years Hawaiian statehood lias been kicked around more than any worthy issue of recent memory. Ironically, a Democrat, Senator Long of Louisiana, may be the key factor. last year the House passed the statehood bill, but it died in Senate committee by an 8-7 margin because Long and some others insisted Hawaiian and Alaskan statehood be linked. Now Long says he is ready to support Hawaii's separate bid. If the bill reaches the floor, passage is virtually certain. There are many strictly political objections to statehood for these territories, but they are too shallow and transparent to be able to stand the glare of full debate and publicity. Faith in the democratic process will go up a notch when there is an end to the obstructionism that has plagued this worthy legislation so long. Views of Others Another Sad Report On Our Schools A National Education Association survey has documented the major deficiencies in Arkansas's public education system—and es usual the figures make grim reading. By applying national standards, the NBA comes up with a need for Borne $238.000,000 in school construction in the state. On the operating level Arknnsas's $2,035 average salary for teachers is next to the bottom in the list of 4S states, exceeding only Mississippi's, and some $1,000 a year below the national average. These figures will doubtless be attacked as high in some quarters. State Education Commissioner Arch Ford, for example, has suggested that the figure for construction needs might be trimmed to around $150,000,000 by applying prevailing Arkansas standards rather than national standards—that is by leaving out of the calculations such things as gymnasiums and auditoriums and casting projections primarily on classroom space. But Mr. Ford has also put. his linger on the most serious aspect of the picture. The NEA'a figures are based on quantlUvc measurements— that is the relationship between expenditures for all purposes and present and projected pupil load. Far more serious are the qualitative defici- neclcs In the system—principally the Inadequate training of teachers, which Is bound to be reflected In low standards of instruction. Consider, for example, the ,/a.ct that 48 per cent of Arkansas's elementary classroom teachers now have less than four years of college training Moreover, the outlook is for an increasing shortage of teachers In this field as the post-war baby crop swells enrollment in the lower grades—which may very well menu a still further lowering of employment standards. ft is true of course, that there are "natural teachers" who can do n good job In the elementary grades without the benefit of the usual span of formal college training. But most administrators Insist that these are the exceptions to the rule, and Indeed that the proper teaching of the lower grades calls for some of the profession's highest skills. The fact is that many an Arkansas elementary classroom has a baby-sitter these days, not a teacher. We don't know the answer to Arkansas's educational problems—and we doubt that there Is any single answer. Obvio'usly we are not now providing an adequate financial base for the kind of schools we want and must have if we are to continue our general progress. But there are many aspects to that—the inadequacy of local support under our dilapidated assessment system, problems of move efficient organization from the cshool district to the state level, questions of state finance and of our ability to put a still higher proportion of our earned income Into education. But the greatest deficiency of all, we believe, Is in the almost total absence of «ny co-ordinated and effective approach to the school problem as a whole. It is beyond our capacity to bring together the best brains in Arkansas to work out a sound and feasible school program? It seems to be. At At least it hasn't been done yet. —Arkansas Gazette ' 0 THEY SAY We In America must not adopt a Maglnot Line psychology toward Korea, We must prepare for a long stalemate.—Ambassador Arthur Dean. * * • Two People (hall and Heady), entirely without friends, went to their deaths. They died without mother, father, sister, .brother, »on or daughter- Sheriff Arvid Owslcy. * • • There Is no valid reason on God's earth why this llfe-and-death struggle between free men and a Communist brutalitaria* dictatorship should even remotely be «n issue between America's two great political parties.—Sen Josepr McCarthy. * » * • Sygman Rhee 1s neither sn archangel nor the devil incarnate, but a tired patriotic old man.—Hep. Charlet Browuaon (R, Ifld.). Can't Turn'Your Back a Minute These Days Peter tdson't Washington Column — Secret Service Cracks Dog Case; Citizens for Ike Is Reactivated Peter Cason WASHINGTON—(NBA) —It just ain't Seasonal without a good stray - dog story kicking around, 30 some people believe. Nils Lennartson, assistant to Secre tary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey, vouches for the .truth of this one, which has to do with his boss. Secretary Humphrey has always cen fond of horses and dogs. Let stray dog come along the sec- etary's path, and he will stop to ive it a friendly pat or pet. Huni- irey believes that anyone who an get along with dogs can also et along with people. The other day, a .brown cocker paniel wandered into the Treasury uilding, and went right to the sec- etary's office on the third floor. The secretary wasn't there at IB time, but that didn't bother he brown cocker at all. He jump- d up on the old, brown leather avenport in the reception room, :id went to sleep. The Secret Service was then ailed in, nothing subversive you nderstand, but they wanted to nd out to whom the dog belonged, sing latest detection devices, the ecret Service found the dog had tag on its collar. By calling the yattsville, Md., police on the hone, and without the use of wire- pplng, the owner was found to e Cloyd Friend, of Inwood St., yattsville. Md. One of the Secret Service men lived out that way, and he took the dog home that night. Citizens for Ike Citizens Committee for Eisen - hower is being reactivated for work in the 1954 congressional elections. James Murphy, '. who worked with the committee during the 1952 campaign, has been drafted to head a Washington office. The Citizens Committee Will not attempt to enter any state primaries, and will not interfere with local GOP organiaations. It will concentrate on winning over Democratic and independent voters in support of Eisenhower Republicans in the November elections. New Approach Not New While President Eisenhower Is generally being given and modestly taking credit for having thought up his new approach to the atomic energy problem, it has been kicking around Washington for some time. Gordon Dean, former chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission, states it this way in his book, "Resort on the Atom": "The United States must face up ,o and resolve the problem of what s long • term relationship to the ast growing foreign (atomic development) programs will b e. Should we encourage and assist them, or should we remain aloof and alone?" Housing Estimates In announcing the big report from President Eisehower's housing advisory committee. Housing Administrator Albert M. Cole gave it as his personal opinion that "over a million" new housing units should be built in the U. S. every the Dvctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. The American Diabetes Society, hich has for several years con- ucted annual diabetes detection rives, will this year emphasize di- bctes'ln children. The principal aspect of the cam- aign is to find those youngsters ho have diabetes • and do not now. it, and to bring them under icdical control which will permit lem to live normal lives. Al- lough diabetes Is not as common mpng children as adults, when it oes occur It is likely to be fatal nless brought under early con- ol. During November many commu- ities conducted mass testing pro- rams for the examination of pu- 1s in school for diabetes. I do ot yet know the results, but It •obably is safe to say that a con- derable number of youngsters ere found with diabetes. Thlf la all to the good since lere is no need for panic, but ither with the dietary informa- on and availability of insulin, a abetlc youngster can usually be lanaged so that he or she can ye normally and avoid the risks hich are present if the disease i> tone undetected. The main purpose of treatment to make lure sugur is properly used and that none of it escapes nto the urine. Sometimes this can ic done by dieting alone, but if nsulln Is needed the amount and he time of giving it have to be artfully worked out. Too much nsulln or Insulin it the wrong ctlons. Diabetes Cause Unknown What causes diabetes is not me can produce undesirable renown. Heredity is »n important actor. and certainly diabetes seems to run in some families. ounftMr* earning from families avlng diabetes should be careful, watched. Much difficulty comes from fall. uie la (allow tfliacttaa Patients, old as well as young, often seem to think that they know more than the doctor; sometimes the temptation to eat the wrong foods is just too great. Carelessness is dangerous because there are many serious complications. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBt Written for NKA Service Watch tor Any Tip At Bridge Table It » defender signals with « high card, the declarer usually notices that fact. Strangely enough, however, ft signal with a deuce often escapes declarer's notice, even though the information conveyed by the signal is just as- important. In today's hand, given to me by my friend Walter Bonyun of Brooklyn, East's deuce of clubs told declarer all he needed to make his contract. West opened the ten of spades on the theory that declarer was probably a bit light on high cards and that persistent trump leads would reduce declarer's ruffing power. South won with the Jack of spades and led the singleton club towards dummy. West naturally hopped up with the king of clubs, and East equally naturally played the deuce of clubs. West then returned the nine of spades, and South saw a sure way to make his contract. The play of the clubs, and .particularly East's play of the deuce, made South sure that West had the ace of clubs. That was all South needed to know. Declarer won the second round of spades with the queen, drew the last trump with the nee, and men ISD lour rounds el hearts, year. Actually, the millionth housing start lor 1953 was recorded in November. Advocates of more public nous, ing immediately attacked the Cole estimate as too low. With population increasing year by year in the United States, some housing experts, believe the figure should now be closer to two million units a year. In support of this position, they point out that In 1947, Sen. Robert A. Taft of Ohio, Sen. Allen Ellender of Louisiana and Sen. Robert F. Wagner of New York recommended a million and a half new housing starts yearly in the taft-ElIender-Wagner bill. Dangerous Helmets There's dissatisfaction among some Air Force Jet pilots over the flying helmets they, are Issued. Complaints have been made following Investigations: into the deaths of several pilots who have been catapulted from their planes on landings and takeoffs. The catapult is intended to eject the pilot from his cockpit and *row him clear of the plane when he wants to bail out after an accident In flight. But there have been a number of ejections while planes were on the ground. No one has discovered whether the ejection mechanism has been accidentally touched off by plane vibration, or whether the pilot has done it intentionally to get free of fire in possible crashes. Whatever the cause, no pilot has ever survived a ground ejection. They always land on their heads, and the helmets aren't strong enough to protect their skulls. discarding a diamond from his hand on the last heart. He next led a diamond from the dummy and finessed the ten from his own hand. West could win the second defensive trick with the jack of diamonds, but then had to return a club or a' diamond. If he returnee the ace of clubs, South would ruff, and then dummy's queen of clubs would set up as the lOtb trick. If he returned a low club, dummy NOKTH *K752 VA1074 11 WEST EAST V9S11 4109532 SOUTH (D) 4AQJ4 *«5 »AJ 4AKJ6 • K10I74 41 bit-West nil. W*H N«t» Baa* 14) Pan IV PJU 1* P»» :«, Pan 44 Pali Piss Past Opening lead— 4 10 would put up the queen at once. A diamond return would make matters equally easy for South. Declarer would surely be able to win his 10th trick with the king of diamonds. If South had played the king of diamonds instead of flneulhe; the ten, he would have lost his game contract. West would have won with the ace and would have returned a diamond to East's queen. A club return from the East std of the table would then finish South'! hash. Prison Inmates should b* given the latest Mm ot the day, says a warden. Might make them more eon- tent M stay where they are.— aUtloon (111.) Journal OMSK*. ErsAme Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA) — Guys and Dolls: Let Dale Evans reign as queen of the west In TV, radio, movie houses and even penny arcade machines — Judy Canova's definitely through with the six- shooters rfnd the sagebrush. Two years ilto Judy and Republic studio decided she would junk her Sis Hopkliu characterization and bust out a« "Queen of the Cowgirls," but now Judy's saying: "I'm finished with that. Don't get me wrong. I love horses. I Just want to see somebody else ride 'em. A nag threw me once, That did It." "The Hot Heiress," Judy's new film at Republic, will find her playing it for straight comedy and she's thinking she will discard the pigtails and cowgirl pretense for TV, too, "I made » pilot film. It was a good little thing, but nothing that wouldn't get lost in the rush. I'm deciding right now whether I'll do a live show or go on film." HOLLYWOOD COMES TO LIFE "HOLLYWOOD, the slumbering giant, is coming to life." The gent with the stethoscope is Sidney Blackmfir, who has been around since movetown was an orange grove and Vine street was a shady lane. Blackmer's movie emoting; goes back to the "Perils of Pauline," but he switched to TV two years ago when studio sound stages went dark. Now working In "The High and the Mighty," he's predicting new future for big film hits and says: In all the years I spent in Hollywood I never had a role that would sweat a mouse to play. But now Hollywood knows it has to make great films with great roles to compete with TV. For the first lime, there's a premium on ability in Hollywood." Scores of Blackmer films are playing the home-screen circuits and he's chuckling: "People say to me. 'You look 20.' I tell them, You know something? I was.' " Constance Smith is turning on the sex appeal after refusing to be a hip-wiggling, eye-rolling doll 'rom almost the moment that Fox imported her from London. Being above that sort of thing didn't get Connie very far and now that she's left the Fox lot she's admitting: • You have to sell sex In movies. Now I realize it. I thought of myself as a serious young actress, Ith a background of the theater. When the studio wanted to give me sexy roles, I told them that I was an actress. I started doing jharacter parts without make-up and finally the studio couldn't see me as anything else." It's better late than never so now it's a skirt-tossing, high-kick- ng Connie as a burlesque queen n Leonard Goldstein's "The Man a the Attic," a remake of "The jodger." HUMBLE SPILLANE MICKEY SPILLANE frankly admits he's the best writer in the world, but he's dishing up the kind if humility Arthur Godfrey likes ibout the Spillane acting debut in 'Ring of Fear." "I'm no actor," he told me. Don't have the fac? for it. Nor he voice. But like other folks I've aid Z could act better than some f the bums who are doing it now. 'm sort of putting my reputation at stake. Maybe I'll get knocked ff my perch and prove that I'm a bum, too. "Probably make a lot of people iappy, too. They'd like to see me ut 'down a bit. But I don't care. My next move is to direct and produce. At that I know I'd be ;reat." Let It fall like a fire bomb into tie camp of Hollywood producers —veteran Director King Vidor is . till answering the "How - can -1 movies - mrvlve?" question with a plea for complete authority for directors on movie'sets. "We must go back to the concept of the director an the creator and to the freedom that enabled the director to put his stamp of individuality on a picture. "A director la more than a man who tells actors when to stand up and when to alt down. He should be a great creative belni and h* should be permitted to develop him ideas when they are burning in his brain." Butterfly Gun Out-modes Nets PIACENZA, Italy, (/Pi - When young Palolo Cavanna sets out with his hunting horn and gun, he's shooting butterflies, not elk. It's a new technique Cavanna claims as all his own. Collectors say it may make the butterfly net a* obsolete . as silent movies. The bell-mouthed gun works on compressed air, and has a knockout range of up to ten yards with a gas spray of etilene or pentatol. That drops the butterfly to the ground undamaged but helpless for long 1 enough to bag him. To get the butterfly into range Cavanna uses a little horn that sounds in a B minor key and—so claims Cavanna—attracts, not only butterflies but a whole swarm of insects, friendly and objectionable. . Without the horn, says Cavanna, . you miss the best butterflies. They're the rare ones, usually just passing through on migration and winging it along at as much u 50 miles an hour. Turkey for Taxes RICHMOND, Va., (/PI — City Councilman Robert C. Throckmor- : ton thinks the city personnel department must have It* signal* mixed. He said one of the questions the department has been asking candidates for the job of delinquent tax collector is: "How do you prepare a turkey for roasting?" urne LIZ— — •™™*™ — in i ^ The only person who con get anything for a song today is a composer. •>«»• Well, one thing's certain, sayi Arch Ncarbrite. Queen Elizabeth and her husband wiH see) a lot more empty watar than they will inhabited land on their six months' trip to visit what's left of the British Empire. Happy New Year! Answer to Previous Puiil ACROSS 1,4,9 Tonight Is 12 Friend (Fr.) 13 Abstract beings 14 Edge 15 Important metal 1« Smallest •amount ! Exude 3 Grape drink 4 Shouters 5 Compass point 6 Indonesian of Mindanao 7 Stair part 8 Petty prince 9 Ages 10 Odious 11 Persian prince 30 Peruse cuckoo family 32 Tibetan oxen 21 Eucharistic 35 Love to wine vessels excess 23 Lampreys 38 Encounter 2f Highway 40 Eulogizes • 26 Icelandic saga 43 Offensive odor58 Pitch 45 Hostelry 59 It is the 47 Idolize of 1953 17 Arabian caliph 19 Blackbird of 31 Authentic 20Expunger 22 Born 24 Male sheep 25 Withdraws 29 This is in . , vogue tonight *I5 i! >. 33 Poem '« Hardens 34 Winter vehicle 36 Wheys of milk .. 37 First man 39 Cease 41 Sea bird 42Ch»llengei 44 Long steps 46 Greek letter 48 Bring forth ydung 49 Desired 52 Insert 56 Fiih 57 Memorinda (0 New Guinea port 61 Body of water 62 Lifting device 63 Chemical suffix 64 Cait (Fr.) 65 Droves ft Skin tumor DOWN 1 Burmese wood sprites 49 Judicious 50 Fruit drinks 51 Tidy 53 Phlegmatic 54 Facility 55 Year between 12 and 20

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