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January 1, 1954

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

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PAGR EIGHT fLYTHEVILLl! (ARK.) COURIER HEWJ FRIDAY, JANUARY 1, 1954 TttB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBS OODMBI IRM (XX • W HAINM. nkUMt HAMtT 4 RAim, Aatatanl PuMWM A, A mBHuoraoM, «itor FAtJL O HUHAN, AdWtlllPg IIMM** »_ 8oU Nation*] Adnrttilnc R«pn«nUUT«: WkUic* Wttmw Oo. Ht« Tort. Cttc*«o. Dtufltt, Entered u ncond CUM m»tl« tt th* port, office at Blytherllle, Arkansas, under *ct of don- gnu. October • HIT. Member ot The Associated Frw SUBSCRIPTION RATH: By carrier ID the 1 cltjr of BiytheTllle or my suburban town where carrier seme* It maintained, 25e per week. By mail, within a radius ot M nllei, I5.M per , year. (3.50 for six monthi $1.25 tor three month*; by mail outside SO mile (one, HIM per year payable In advance Meditations Who begin the brightness of his glory, and the ex press Image of his person, and upholding all things by the word of his power, when he had by himself purged our sins, cat down on the right hand •f the Majesty on high.—Hebrews 1:3. * * * That image, or rather that Person, so human, yet so entirely divine, has a power to fill the imagination, to arrest the affections, to deepen and purify the conscience, which nothing else In the world has.—J. C. Sharp. Barbs . Even if you can look at a woman and tell her age, you better not! The average man doant know any more about what's going on In Washington than some of our congressmen do. All pedestrians should stand-up for their right* --but not in the middle of the street. We still hare some old - fashioned boys. One wa* arrested in New York for stealing a hone. : » » * A poet was married in Massachusetts. NOW for some odes to canned beans and spaghetti. Consideration Is a 'Must' For Better, Happier 1954 As 1954 dawns, one of the most compelling; facts of American life is that each year there are so many more of us than there were the year before. Inevitably, this makes for a lot of new problems, and some of them we are not meeting too well. Mounting adult crime, juvenile di- lenquency, vandalism,-motor traffic congestion, overcrowding of living quarters and transportation facilities, these comprise only a partial list of the unsolved dilemmas. But dealing with these requires the ' joint energies of public authorities and the millions of individual Americans. On the other hand, there is one area of our behavior (affected by our growth in numbers) where betterment can only come through individual training. In that area, we ought all to make a sturdy resolve for 1954—and thereafter.. In many of our largest cities, and for better or worse they contain the bulk of growing human response to crowded living is a callous, brutal, indifferent atti- tu(Je toward one's fellow citizens. As you walk around in these places today, you are bumped, shoved, stepped on. Cigarets may be stuck in your face, or you may be driven off the sidewalk by a little band of friends marching five abreast. If a line forms at a bus stop or a purchasing spot, you may .have to defend your position vigorously a- jrp.irst people who plant themselves at the head of the parade without waiting. When this sort of thing is deliberate you can get properly indignant and fight back, at least with words. But the biggest shock of all is that most of this brutality is not deliberate. Look into the face of many a man who has just cut you off or shoved you or taken a bit of vacant sidewalk space away from you. Ninety-nine times in a hundred you can tell at a glance that he does not know that you exsist. He is totally unaware of your presence, except perhaps as a bat may sense a wall and avoid it. The key to his behavior is complete indifference, thoughtlessness toward the world of humans in which he is moving. It is no good saying most people still are kind, thoughtful, generous hearted. That may well be. But the observable fact is that this other breed of gentle, considerate behavior in their homes and own Bocial sitting are callous robots on the public streets. Because of this problem seems in- •Kaptble to heighten with city size, New York is by >H oddi th« worst«t. ample. But the »m»ll*r communities «rr not fr«e of it, and sj they expand they will fell it more. There is no need for this. Numbers, however jammed together, do not excuse human brutality. If you would do on* important thing for yourself and your community in 1954, it should be this. Walk the streets, ride the trains, drive your car, shop in the stores, sit in the theatres, roam the parks as if you understood every minute of the time that you lived in a world of other flesh-and- blood humans like yourself. Be sensitive to their presence, conscious of their need for the same consideration you want. If you do that steadily, then American life will begin to regain some of the grace and gentleness and warmth it hag lost under the crushing pressures of the population avalanche. Views of Others Christmas Red on the Road Merry Christmas? With more than 700 persons killed in holiday accidents, and more than two thirds of those involving automobiles? Surely, Christmas red Is not supposed to be blood red. Perhaps it Is futile even to mention this highway carnage. For every holiday, the National Safety Council announce* how many persons will be killed In traffic accidents, and then the American people do their best to come up to the figure or to exceed it. Nobody of course, deliberately plans to sacrifice his life for the sake of a statistic. Yet almost every automobile accident is preventale. Even those attributed to mechanical defects could be avoided by making sure that cars with defect* are not rolled onto the roads. As for human causes, they also are under human control. But all this and much more has been said over and over again. How can any motorist be unaware of the avoidable risks of th* road: crossing the yellow line, pawing on the up-slope of a hill, excessive speed, ignoring the rules of the highway? Yet in a few days this national tragedy will be repeated by way of ushering in a new year. And careful drivers will die for the faults of the reckless. We talk about banning the A-bomb, of avoiding war, of conquering disease. All these ar* immensely difficult effort* to save lives. How can we expect success in them when we fall in so easy a matter as safe driving? —St. Louis Post-Dispatch The Other Side of It In connection with the segregation cases pending in the supreme court it is Interesting to recall that there are places In the United States where privaleges are denied white people on racial graunds. Mound Bayou, Miss., Is such a community. And white people aren't exactly encouraged to take up residence in New York's sprawling Harlem. How would Negro Communities that prefer to live apart react to a supreme court ruling holding segregation a violation of the 14th~amendemeht's enjolnd against local laws abridging the privileges and Immunities of citizen's? It isn't likely that a court ruling'banning segregation would result In an overnight change of attitude in these Negro communities. Nor U it likely ^that any decision by the supreme court would result in an overnight transformation of the public school system in the south. Attitudes change slowly, but they do change. And regardless of court findings it is likely that if segregation ever is eliminated it will be through a process of gradual change.—The Daily Oklahoma!). Safety Record There is an ironic note In the safety award given the Atomic Energy Commission, though its records is none the less welcome. The agency which supervises the making of the deadliest weapons man has eved devised for the slaughter of his fellow beings, it also the most cautious. The injury rate for employes of AEC contractors was 2.29 per million man-hours in 1952, compared with 5.10 lor the chemical industry as a whole. Direct employes of the Commission had 1.96 injuries per million man-hours, compared with a rate of 8.4 for all federal employes. We'd like to think the products turned out under AEC supervision would never cause any more inpuries tha tese. if the world will listen to President Elsenhower, perhaps that dream will come true—Chattanooga Times. SO THEY SAY In the difference of opinion between (Senator) Joe McCarthy and the President, I'm with the President and (Secretary of State) Dulles because wer'e on a team.—Sen H. A. Smith (R., Wls.t. I am quite sure that hostilities will not be resumed in Korea.—Ambassador Arthur Dean. • * * We are going to cut (expenditures) Just as fast as we can. But, of course, the people of the country have a lot to say about that.—Deputy Treasury Secretary Burgess. * • * Few now doubt that abolition of th* elfartt, ar abstinence from it* use, would be the most beneficial single step In cancer prevention availaW* to u* today. -Th* BriUah Medical Journal. "Okay, Son, You're On Now!" Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Electric Power Fuel from Atom Considered Cheaper than Coal WASHINGTON—(NEA) — President Eisenhower's bold new plan for an International agency to pro- mot* peaceful uses of atomic en- e r gy arouses more interest In electric power development. All kinds of estimates have been made on the availability of atomic power. It has been estimated at from. 10 to 20 Peter Eaton O r even 50 years away, it it is to be practical and economically competitive wi f h present-day power costs. But new developments have lowered the sights on-these estimates considerably. The problem Is stated most simply by Dr. R. B. Petersen, head oi the power reactor section of Atomic Energy Commission. Dr. Petersen is one of the real optimists on atomic power development. The cost of electric power production from a steam-generation plant recently completed in Bel- llum is 8.5 mills—not quite one- enth of a cent—per kilowatt hour. By comparison, In 26 base-load lower plants built in the United States between 1949 and 1953, production costs range from 2.5 to 9 mills per kwh. None was over 9 mills and only half were under 6 mills. If atomic energy power could be developed for, say, 8 mills per kwh, It would today be competl- ive in Belgium. If it could be produced for 6 mills, it would be com- tetitive with half of the most modern plants in the U. s. While the costs of uranium or Plutonium — the basic fissionable material used in atomic power reactors — have never been made public, one recent estimate put the cost of uranium at 59000 a pound. This would put the atomic fuel costs for power generation at from 1 to 1.5 mills per kwh. This figure is based on a calculation that only 1 per cent of the energy in the atomic fuel is burned out. If and when more efficient reactors are built to burn a higher percentage of the fuel and release more energy, the cost will of course come down. But even with only 1 per cent fuel-burning efficiency, it now appears that atomic fuel costs for power generation are already competitive with coal. At $9 a ton, coal costs for power are from 3 to 3.5 mills per kwh. Atomic fuel would be. a third to a half cheaper. The catch is in the capital investment for power plant construction, but even here the outlook is not too gloomy. Steam power plants cost around $200 per kilowatt, assuming an SO per cent plant-use factor, or 7000 hours a year. Can atomic power approach this figure? To play it safe, atomic scientists say they won't be in the same ball park with conventional fuels until they get down to at least $250 per kilowatt ' construction costs. Some of the designs being worked on by private industry have whittled the figure down to J300-$400 — on paper. If the $250 mark can be attained, then a 60,- 000-kllowatt plant would cost about 15 million. The 60,000-kilowatt plant which the Atomic Energy Commission recently announced for construction is not expected to get down to this compeitive figure. In fact AEC's Thomas E. Murray has estimated this power plant — for which Westinghouse Corp. wil build the reactor—will cost "tens of millions of dollars." Congress has already appropriated $7 million to start this project, with a stipulation that the total cost should not be over $100 million. I will be well under that. Two factors that have to be overcome to make atomic power practical and acceptable are radiation damage to the reactor itself and safety for operating personnel and the public, so that plants can be built near cities. Plutonium is said to be 100 million times more toxic than chlorine gas, per cubic yard. The public has been led to believe thai reactors are unsafe. But the big reactors at Hanford and Oak. Ridge have been operating for nearly 10 years now, with little wear and tear on the reactors themselves. Also, good engineering practice will make the reactors self-limiting. That is, they'll shut themselves off if they get too hot. In the last 10 years U. s. electric power production has doubled. If it increases at the same rate over the next 10 or 0 years, it is assumed that atomic power will be needed even in the U. S. The goal now is stated in this way. Ten to 15-mllI per kwh power is already attainable for remote or high-cost fuel areas of the world. By 1960, 9-mill power should be a reality. By 1980, 6-mill atomic power for 50 per cent of the generating plants should be available. And at that price, the savings on the U. S. power bill alone will be in the nature of $300 million a year. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NBA Service DURING' the early part of 1951 many Sunday schools will be studying the Oospel of John. A word or two concerning that Gospel may be of help. I had the advantage of a bril- iant exposition and analysis of the Gospel by the Inte Wilbur W. White at some student conferences many years ago, the mem ory and effect of which have been with me ever since. The Gospel of John begins not with a record of events, as in the other three Gospels, but with a »ologue, or thesis. In this pro- ogue the author sets forth his belief In Jesus as the Eternal Word, the Word which was In the leginning, was with God and was God (John 1:1). It is a plain statement of the divinity of Christ. Dr. White represented all that follows in the Gospel as the evidences of what the author had set out to prove: the witness of Jesus' mighty works, the witness of early disciples, the witness of the Samaritan woman, the witness of various incidents, the witness of Jesus Himself, and the crowning witness of the Resurrection. Despite it* nature and its witness, the Gospel of John has been the subject of keen controversy. From the apparent late date of t* appearance, and doubt con- ernlng whether its author was he Apostle John, some have questioned It* authenticity. Other* have teen in the fourth Gospel the addition, the crowning und the climax of all that had gone before In he Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Uikc. for m*. Uw Oospel ot John bears its own evidence concerning j its authenticity. Its incidents in their plain narration bear the mark of truth. Could anyone have invented them and the discourses of Jesus, which surely have the mark of remem- bran The three so-called Synoptic Gospels are rich and full, but even with their richness think of all we should miss If we did not have this fourth Gospel! There is the story of Nicodemus, the long: account of the meeting of Jesus and the Woman of Samaria, with its great words concerning worship; the association of truth and freedom in John 8, the ringing testimony of the man born blind j (John 9), the picture of the Good Shepherd, the mystic words about union with Christ, the branch and the vine. Besides being a source of great conversations and incidents the Gospel of John is a source of great texts, such as John 3:16, the concentrated expression of the Gospel of God's love for the world; the nature of true worship (John 4:23, 24); "the truth shall make you free" (John 8:32), and the comforting words concerning immortality in John 14 And the Gospel ends on its sense of the immensity of the Christ and all that pertains u> Him. The book* that might have been written are only a part of the on-going life of the M««*r as He lives and acts in the lives of the multitude of disciples who love and follow his. These, too, are continuing witnesses. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NBA service Make a Resolution— Count Your Tricks This is a good day for bridge players to make a resolution: Count your tricks. Count the number of tricks that you can reasonably expect to win, and compare that number with the tricks that you need. Most players follow this principle when they are declarer, but they seem to lose track of it on defense. West's good resolution came to his rescue in today's hand, for it was the simple act of counting that steered him to the correct defense. He—There Is talk that the next war will to fought with radio. NORTH 1 *Q VJ1094 » AQ985 + KQ2 WEST EAST (D) *> K. 10 9 8 5 «> J 7 4 VA ¥652 • 1032 4>K4 4>AJ108 497543 SOUTH AA632 VKQ873 • J7« + « Both sides vul. But South W«t North Pass Pass 1A Double Pass 3V Pass 4*/ Pass Pass pass Opening lead—4) 2 West opened the deuce of diamonds, largely because all the other opening leads looked pretty dangerous. East played the four of dtimood*, tad South dropped th* Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD LAS VEdAS - (NBA) — Now that Marlene Dietrich 1 * revealed glory at the Hotel Sahara here has titillated the world, started a bust- ness panic In the brassiere-manu- factoring Industry, and stumped Jane Russell, Marilyn Monroe and Marie Wilson In the what-do-we- do-next-for-publictty - department, the big Inside can be told on the nltery debut of the sculpted, young- er-than-springtlme grandma. These are side angles and gags, too. It's all became of Tallulah Bankhead, la Dletrlch'i one-time bitter enemy but now her pal. that the 53-year-old danler let herself be baited Into facing dice roller!, Hot- machine wrestlers and the frankly curious for s record 190,000 for three weeks. Come to think of it, that's more than any other woman in history, including Elinor Glynn, has ever made out of three weeks. Anyhow, the Venus they called "Legs" Dietrich until Uie unveiling in Las Vegas is said to have accepted the $30,000 per'week as a good-business deal and also because it makes Tallulah's $20,000 per week at the Sands Hotel last summer look like chicken feed. She Did Some Hed Work Marlene was in Tallulah's audience every night last summer thinking up new ways to top the Alabama belle. Their duet may be "Friendship, Friendship" and they may be great pals, but there's still plenty of professional jealousy. It's one of those "Anythlnr-You- Can-Do-I- Can-Do - Better" things, with Marlene currently holding a full house. And now it can be told, too, with Marlene's stunt making headlines, that the boys in the Cinerama backroom will have aspirins, tons of 'em. Cinerama executives asked Marlene how much she wanted in salary for singing eight bars of "Falling in Love Again" for the new "Thrills of the World" feature movie they are making as a follow-up to "This Is Cinerama." One sequence features Las Vegas and the big cameras wanted to take a peek at Marlene on the Sahara stage. Marlene sighed and said she thought $25,000 might be satisfac- seven. Declarer then led the Jack of hearts from dummy and let it ride to West's ace. It seemed to West, on first thought, that he had gotten off to a bad start. His partner had been able to play only the lowly four of diamonds, the lowest possible card, on the first trick. He was on the point of shifting to spades when he thought of counting. He had already taken the ace of hearts and could expect to get the ace of clubs later on. Two more defensive tricks were needed to defeat the contract. Where were .the two more tricks going to come from? It ws t cinch that South had a good heart suit and at least one high card on the side. Hence it was foolish to .expect East to provide more than one defensive trick in the form of a high card. But two defensive tricks were still needed, so West had to hope for a ruffing trick. West obviously couldn't ruff anything himself, and he couldn't expect his partner to ruff anything but diamonds. In short, the simple act of counting told West that the only hope was to play his partner for one high card and shortness in diamonds. After this careful thought, West led the three of diamonds. East won with the king and returned a club to West's ace. (West would have led a high diamond rather than a low one if his ace had been in the high suit, spades, rather than in the low suit, clubs.) And West then led his third diamond for East to ruff. tory. Cinerama moguls offered and Marlene said "No." Now the boys in the Cinerama backroom are lorry. They atlll may get together, though. It isn't the first time MarleM showed off Jut about everything. Back in 1933, she was accused of nudity when Paramount released the movie, "Song of Songs." There was a "nekkid" statue that was supposed to be Marlene in the picture. It was. Explained Marlene: "It's art." She Still Likes TV Marlene has said "Nein, nein, nein" to TV offers for years, but that doesn't mean she's not daffy about the home screens on which her daughter, Maria Riva, ha* found stardom. , She intends to plunge into TV eventually. She told me: "What's the hurry?" she says. "There's plenty of time. I love television. Hollywood had better get into it soon. I don't understand people in Hollywood. When you talk to them about television they pretend not to know what you're talking about." Why hasn't Marlene Dietrich faced a Hollywood movie camera since she made "Rancho Notorious'" two years ago? "Because the stories offered to me are too uninteresting," she tells it. "Hollywood is so muddled, so let Hollywood get straightened out first." June Allyson, looking back on- the pictures she made with Van Johnson at MOM: "Every time there was an Indifferent script, they'd say, 'All right, give it to Van and June. They'll put it out.' We wouldn't have minded being a team if the pictures had been good. As it was, we got progressively unhappier about being co-starred." FEUD: There's,a big chill on between John Steinbeck and Zachary Scott, but it's not over Elaine, the star's ex-wife who married the author. Scott Just told Steinbeck to his face that he didn't like his new novel, "East of Eden." Peggy Lee, often rumored feuding with Doris Day, watched her nine-year-old daughter NicKi play- Ing movie star with some other members of a movie set the other day. Nlcki insisted on being Doris Day. THE CONSTRUCTION of the human system sometimes leave* us with a question or two. Why is all the pep, energy and vigor granted so fully to the younger set? It would be nice to have a little left for middle age.—Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. When General Motors must borrow money, how do you think the rest of us can get along?—Elizabethtown (Ky.) News. With the fix-it-yourself enthusiasm that's sweeping town, Doc Smithers says he's afraid he's getting money that should be going to handymen or carpenters. His fees for treating smashed fingers or sprains from falling off ladders are skyrocketing. Barnyard Business Answer to Previous Puzil* ACROSS DOWN hairs 5 First man 6 Dried grape I Mrs. Rooster I Own 4 Mrs. Horse 2 Goddess of 8 Wings discord 12 Exist 3 Young birds 13 Hebiew month 4 Horses'neck 14 Italian coin 15 Force 16 Soft cotton fabrics 18 Regards 20™' 10 Huge boats 21 —- Vegas, Nevada 22 Rainbow 24 Give forth 26 Indigo 27 Five-dollar bill (slang) 30 Soundest mentally 32 Abandon 34 Indication 35 Alkaloid 36 Measures oi type 37 Russian news .agency 39 American editor 40 Primitive tomb 41 Varnish ingredient 42 Unmarred 45 Torture* 49 Esteemed 51 Metallic rock 52 Preposition 53 In this place 54 Employ M Existed M Doctrines 5? Coin used . ipJapta 8 Century plants^ B«>* °' ma P £ 41 Veins of o 9 Jungle beast 27 Truthful 42 Where corn is 28 Ireland «* U Comfort 29 Volcano 17 Fence steps 31 Irony 19 Consumed 33 Closed car 23 Is borne 38 Avers 24 Essential being 40 Kind of 25 Cripple chicken > a If * K W h i* a » tt If t li Hi 1 II M IP ^ 4 U Ifc . f< Jf 17 5 Wt to '0 W n i* t 12 P W/( 9t (T 1 n " yi A % K 43 Unaspirated 44 Italian city 46 Microbe 47 Gaelic 48 Observed 50 Greek letter \ m. HI U 1 m \\ h <» n u h •ii ID a n 4 » 4 i

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