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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 2, 1954
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PACE FOUR BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY t, UM THB BLYTHEVtLLB COURIER NEWS TH» COURIER K«W» CO B W HAINW Putouher BAJUtY * tUfNtt. AMlitanl PubUalwr A. A FRIDIUCKaON. Cditoi PA0L D. HUMAN. AdTertlalni Manager ' Bolt National AdTertWiw Representative!: Wallace Wlttnn On. H«* rort. Chwago. Detiolt Atlanta, tlmytai _^ mured u aeeond elus matter at the poet- Oftlet >t BlytbfvUlt. Arkanau. under act of Con- creea. October I UM Ueirber of TBe Associated Pveu 8UBBCRIPTION RATES: By cmrrier In eh« clt» of Biytnerlllf or an» euburban town when carrier service U maintained, use per nek By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. 15.00 per year, 12.90 for tlz month! $1.25 tor three mo.nhi: by mill outside SO mile xone (13.50 per rear parable In adrinee Meditations Moreover, became I hare set my affection to the house of my God, I have of mine own proper good, faith fold and silver, which I have given to the home of my God, over and above all that I have prepared for the holy house.—I Chron 29:3. * * * An instinctive taste tells men to build their churches in flat countries with spire steeples, which u they cannot be referred to any other object, point aa with silent finger to the sky and stars. —Coleridge. Barbs Some of the modern dances are wonderful for Excuse* for reformer!' Jows. Every year an attempt la made to stop world (erlea betting-tut the beat bet la that they'll oenr racceed. Light ruin* dandelion wine, says a writer. When you make it, keep it dark—and it will last longer. It b estimated that alarm clocks have added 500 worda to our language. You can do about everything with electricity but pay the bills font. Ike Must Wonder at Lack Of Support in Congress Many observers are reminding us afresh of the differencces between the so-called "Eisenhower wing" and the conservative wing of the Republican Party. In such reminders they seldom fail to point out that President Eisenhow- ers' political strength lies with the people, ohd to a considerable extent with the various Republican state governors who favored him in 195?!. In Connress, it noted, he is backed by a relatively powerless minority. . There can be little question that t>ese observations are accurate. Fnr the most part, the President's wing of the party dr<*s not command the seats of power —the committee chairmanships. Of course, the White House can do nothing at all about this. Mr. Eisenhower must court committee chairmen to have any how at all of getting his program through, even though many of these men probably oppose his views. Yet there is one odd aspect of this situation which seems to draw slight comment from the political analysts. The President's supporters in Congress, particularly in the Senate are not only lacking in power, they are almost totally silent. When the topic at issue is communism in government, this silence is understood by all. Few senators in either party today regard it as wise to put themselves at variance with those who have gained public stature as the champions of the anti-Communist fight. Indeed, most view it as suicide. But government is not yet limited to this single issue. The President is developing slowly a whole range of policies, many of these have not jelled as this time, but his general bent is well known His outlook in some of these fields is, In other words, sufficiently clear to permit defense. ^ Still Mr. Eisenhower has virtually no vocal defenders on Capitol Hill. The men who ought to be speaking, both from personal conviction and from loyalty to the views that he and they agree upon, are saying nothing. 'They behave as 5f the fear that grips them on the Communist question had paralyzed their vocal cords. To be sure, these men stood up and were counted in the first session of the 83rd Congress this year. But normally • President can look for more than just votes from his ardent congressional bickers. As it stands. Mr. Eisenhower has &• ftcUv* spokesmen. Senator •r has no avtive spokesmen. Senator Knowland, the Majority Leader, has placed himself »t a point intermediate between the President and his party op- •ponents. Evidcntally this has encouraged others, like Senator Smith of New Jersey to take a similar stance. Even the Republican conservatives must wonder at the fraility of their vocal opposition. And to the President, it must seem strange to be able to command 34 million votes but not a single public advocate in the legislative halls. America's Watery Highway During the shipping season just closed, Great Lakes vessels toted a record 164 million tons of iron ore, coal and grain. This passed a nearly 6!/2 Per cent the previous record year, 1942. Few Americans appreciate how vital a role these great inland oceans play in the high living standards they enjoy. When people talk of this contry's advantages, they usually think of the abundance of basic resources, the varied and productive climate, the 3000-mile-wide market which allows broad distribution of mass-produced goods. But cheap transportation has always been a key factor. And our magnificent water highway, stretching down to Illinois and across the midwest to north central New York is the heart of our transportation system. Were it not for these convenient thoroughfares, carved out long ago by the glaciers that sprawled across upper America, we would pay a lot more for bread, for fuel, for automobiles, for houses, for all the things made f rornjsteel. Views of Others Moving Industrial Plant Sites The future industrial development of many an American community that had been passed by may be traced to the announcement by Premier Oeorgi Malenkov of the Soviet Union that the United States no longer has a monopoly on the hydrogen bomb. There has been such a rush of Industrallsts since then for information as to sites for plant dispersal,away from bomb targets, that the Office of Defense Mobilization no longer has to persuade them to leave congested areas and seek safer places. Russia, it will be remembered, put her Industrial development beyond the Urals In Asia and Siberia, away from rench of Hitler's Luftwaffe in the lost war. Americans were slow to follow suit, feeling the Atlantic Insured their safety. Development of supersonic bomb-carrying aircraft that can span the Atlantic, .together with the announcement that ..Russia is building an atomic stockpile, hns finally^ done what government warnings failed to do. It-is making industrialists war conscious. Small communities with water, transportation and a plentiful labor supply are rushing to the office of the Defense Mobollzer with sites to offer. They should fare well. With 71 per cent of the nation's industrial capacity located In fifty metropolitan centers, there are numberless cities that can compete for them when they start to break up their corporations.— Sherman (Tex.) Democrat. A Lost'R? We hope that the National Bureau of Standards and business machine firms are. careful about their announcement about a commercial machine which can read printed letters and figures. Wer's afraid it may discourage students from going further into this requisite of learning. Because you see, this reading machine will be able to read printing and figures to check mailing lists, check correctness of addresses on money orders, checks, tec., transcribe records and to record information. Just about everything. The announcement is due next year. They'd better watch out about it too. Parents and teachers are having a hard enough time getting their students to read the lessons. Maybe if these business machine people will tell the kids that the machines are too expensive for their parents to buy them. It would help (lie older folks a lot.—LaOrange (Ga.) Daily News. iO THEY SAY The national debt ($215,000,000,000) is big any way you look at It—either in proportion to our total Income, or per capita, or anything of the sort.—Deputy Secretary Treasury Burgess. * * * If the Soviet reply means Russia Is, In fact, willing to discuss the President''! (atomic) proposal, I find this very encouraging.—UN Ambassador Lodge. * * * I don't believe either the Communlat or the UN will break the (Korean) armUtice.—Assistant secretary of State Robertaon. * * * I don't think the country is in any danger from an interior Communist uprising.—Ex-President Trunaa. All Dressed Up and No Place to Go Peter Cdson't Washington Column — Industry Finding Growing List Of Uses for Energy of Atoms Peter Eason WASHINGTON (NBA) — You might not think that atomic science would find a place in the design of a better dishwasher, but It has. This Is but one ol the thousands of practical ap- pllcat 1 o ns of atomic energy in p e a c etime which would result in worldwide benefits to mankind under President E i- enhower'a . new >lan for an international agency ,o develop the atom') constructive use. The dishwasher problem which _ manufacturer brought to the atomic scientists was simply to ind what combination of de- ergent, water temperature, spray and rinse would give the best results. After first determining that dried, fried egg was hardest to wash off of dishes and silverware, he scientists got some radioao- Ive phosphorus. This is one of he commoner isotopes, or charged loins, made by exposing ordinary ihosphorus in a nuclear-fission rector. They fed the phosphorus is- tope to a flock of hens. In about 0 days, this phosphorus showed p as a tracer element In the oik of the chicken eggs. Somebody then fried the eggs n an ordinary stove and ate them, without scraping the skillet, the late or the fork very clean. The irty dishes were then ready for iie dishwasher test. By examining the dirty dishwa- cr, rinses and the utensils thcm- slvcs, it was possible to measure >tth extreme sensitivity how much of the phosphorus isotope was on each . And by repeated experiments, the manufacturer found the combination that did the best dishwashing job. Thousands of new uses for atomic science have been found since the first chain reaction a little more than 12 years ago. About 1000 industrial firms have used radiolsotopes. Other hundreds have used other mechanical or chemical discoveries made in the course of atomic energy development. Some of them have nothing to do with fissionable materials as such. Dr. George G. Manov, of AEC'e Office of Industrial Development, estimates that of America's 25.000 industries, more than half will ben- :fit directly or indirectly within the next five years. The business of atomic energy is growing up fast, although it has Just been born. A rundown -- -ome of the typical new uses 01 .:tomic energy in Industry—undreamed of five or 10 years ago—Is like opening a magician's bag of tricks. And it is a revealing tribute to American ingenuity and inventive skill. The radio - detection-instrument .ndustry, which didn't exist at the end of the war, now dr ~ a $20 million business a year. There are over 300 uses for radioactive thickness gauges, to con- ;rol the production of materials ranging from plastic tape to three- nch-thick steel plates in continuous strip mills. Carborundum Co., by installing eight of these gauges at $5000 each to control the application of adhesive and abrasive to sandpaper, saved $100,000 in the :irst year and a half of use. Some 14 rare earths of extremely complex chemistry, needed in the production of fissionable materials, have found other uses in general industry. Por example, one pound of cerium added to one ton of stainless steel, increases its tensile strength five times. Radioactive cobalt 60, another isotope obtained by bombarding ordinary cobalt with neutrons in a reactor, is now used by over 200 firms in place of X-ray apparatus to detect flaws in castings and welds. The friction wear on everything from heavy locomotive wrist pins and metal-cutting tools, to delicate wrist-watch springs and escape movements, can likewise be measured by other isotopes. Atomic energy has been a tremendous boon to the oil industry. Through the introduction of radioactive isotopes in petroleum, its flow through pipelines can be accurately measured. Leaks can be detected, also. By the use of radioactive Iodine and Geiger counters at the bottom of oil wells, acidizing can be controlled better than ever before. This is the process by which hydrochloric acid is used to dissolve impurities that clog the pores In oil-bearing sands. This controlled process ma' 1 " it possible to bring back into production an entire field that had been previously abandon- id in Oklahoma. The saving—$20 million. At the other end of the scale, perhaps, Is the case of a toothpaste manufacturer. He had a set of radioactive false teeth made. Then he measured the abrasive wear of his toothpaste on the teeth. And so he was able to make a better toothpaste. The industrial wonders of the atomic age are just dawning. f» p Written for NBA service L/UCtOT jayS— B y EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. tfany People Have Conditions Vhlch Are Not Dangerous But Vliich Annoy Them By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written Cor NEA Service Certainly, enormous numbers of icople suffer from unpleasant all- iients which do not have any seri- ns significance so far as life or eneral health are concerned, but vhioh bother them enormously. Q— My husband hss suffered rom sweating feet and bad odor Tactically all his life. Nothing iclped until about 10 years ai?o he ried b"tMmr his feet In formMde- i.vde solution once a month. Hrve mi any other suggestions? Mrs. V. A. A — The condition of unplessant- v smelling perspiration goes un- er the name of bromhldrosls. This can be either general or local- zed as It is In the case of Mrs. husband. Attention should be aid to any substance In the diet uch as onion or garlic which lirht be excreted In the sweat nd <T|VR It an offensive odor. Oth- r chemicals besides formflldehvdft re sometimes u<<«d as footbaths, n n few cases X-rny treatments re. found pHnfnl when the condi- ion Is localized. 0 — My elrrht-year-old boy hns nen losing his hnlr In lartre'snots n various parts of his head. How oes this hupnen, und will his hair row hack? Mrs. M. S. A—Tils description fits the con- Itlon known as alopecia areata, r baldness In spots. The cause Is ot known, but in the majority, the air is likely to grow back alter a nrlod, perhaps months in length. Q—Is there «ny drug on the mar- et which will stop a person from imoklBCr O. U. T, A—Several have been suggested from time to time, and these have their advocates. Personally, I am dubious that there is anything of this sort which works well with everybody and is safe at the same time. Q_What could be the cause of a perlrectM abscess which has been troublesome for nearly 10 years? A — There are several possibilities, one of them being that the basic trouble is a fistula. Many of these are considered to be of tubercular origin. In all probability, a condition of this kind which has gone on so long will require surgery, perhaps rather extensively, before complete recovery is attained. Q—A friend of mine has B dropped bladder and would like to know if the operation to correct it is a big one. Mrs. G. A—A correction of such a condition might well take a good deal of time, and certainly skill. If the condition, however, is really troublesome, the operation Is probably well worth while. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written lor Mt.i service Thtory Puts Ont In Hot Petition "This hand was played in a duplicate game here," writes a Chicago correspondent, "and most of the declarers ml.'guessed Ihe queen tt tptdM and Uwrafor* went down. A couple of the misguessera «aid they had played the hand the percentage way since the queen Is usually behind the jack. Is there anything is this theory?" Practically nothing. What's more, the theory had nothing to d.0 with this hand. Suppose you finesse the jack of a suit in a game of rubber bridge. If the finesse wins, the jack and queen are played on different tricks. When the cards ore shuffled and dealt for the next hand, the queen is just as likely to be before the jack as behind it. Now suppose that the finesse of the jack loses to the queen. The two cards are together. If they are WEST AQ652 VK76 + 763 4652 North 1* 6 NT. NORTH (D) I AAJ983 VJ9 4AQ10 AAQJ EAST *4 ¥1085! • 9542 4874} SOUTH 4K107 VAQ43 »KJ8 *K10» North-South vul. Bait South West Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass p^a Opening lead—4 6 not separated In the shuffle, the queen will be dealt behind the Jack In the next hand. ' Por the same reason, the king of a suit i.« slightly more likely to be behind the queen than In front ol it. But this principle applies only In rubber bridge, where the cards arc snllwveo. together In tricks and shuffled, for Ihe next deal. It doesn't apply «t »u in tournamtat brldgt, where UM Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)—HOL- LYWOOD ON TV: Television may be situation-comedy happy, but It will be Mr. Music when "The B!ng Crosby Show" hits the air. Bint Crosby's first half-hour tel- efilm, due for January, is the blueprint of the TV entertainment he'll be dishing up next fall In a series of six shows, and it's all musical comedy. In the January show he Jokes with Jack Benny, hoofs with six chorus girls and sings five Bongs, from hla latest hit, "Y'all Come" to "I Love Paris." Explains Blng on why he'll never do a weekly show: 'Whether it's live or film, TV is still a movie, and you wouldn't want to see a movie starring the same person every week." • Ronald COlman, after refusing to do a televersion of "Halls of Ivy," has changed his mind about TV. There's a pilot reel of "Ronald Colman TV" making the agency rounds in New York. It's a dramatic- series with a different story every week. It's an about-face about TV for Ginger Rogers, too. She's just about set for a CBS dramatic series, playing opposite an actor from a different state every week. Eddie Cantor is beaming over the good news. His doctor says he is completely recovered from his heart attack ... . Paul Hartman'e screaming about the straight situation comedy plots on "Pride of the Family." Hefs a dancer—and wants to dance now and then. Julius La Rosa's first film at Paramount probably will be with Rosemary Clooney In "Here We Go Again." "Mr. Humility" is due for a big film build-up ... Arthur Godfrey's sister, Cathy, debuts on the home screens Jan. 16 in a show agented by Eddie Joy. It's called "Up for Adoption," a tear Jerker about homeless waifs. Wants To Dance Network moguls, It now can be told, offered Ray Bolger as much as $25,000 per appearance to headline live shows on TV, but he chose the film form and explains: 'On live TV I danced from the knees up and from the head down, but never with my whole body. The camera just couldn't follow me." With the famous pooch Lassie headed for a telefilm aeries, Owner Budd Weatherwax li saying: 'A dog is man's best friend ?Are you kidding? lassie cost me MO and has earned more than |250,cards stay In duplicate boards and where the tricks are not gathered together. Moreover, even in rubber bridge the principle means very little. There is no way of calculating the chance of finding the queen on one side rather than on the other, since too much depends on how carefully the cards are,shuffled. I conducted some tests a few years conclusion that the odds might be 51 to 49 that the queen was behind :he Jack, but not any higher than tht\ Tills slight difference is not enough to steer you away from .he best line of play. In today's hand you want to win the first spade trick with a high card to guard against a possible singleton lueen. And then you want .to be in a position to continue a finesse ust in case one opponent has four or five-spades headed by the queen. This is possible only if you win the first spade trick with the king and then finesse throu>i West. You can bring In the suit even though West has four spades. If .'ou win the first spade tvick with dummy's ace and then fineese through East, you will be unable to pick up the queen if East happens to have four or five cards in the lult. 60*. la UM movies. They tell nta> ihe'll make more la TV. She (etc a oteak, though. She doean't have to read to* acrlpta. Bat I do." TV's Ozzie Has Life Of Riley By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD f*—Ever wonder what Oztle Nelson does tor a living? I don't mean the real Ozzie Nelson. I mean the one who is portrayed in "Ozzie and Harriet" over the ABC-TV network tomorrow night. Like Fibber McOee, he appears to have no visible means of support. "We've never explained what kind of work I do in the TV show," commented Ozzie. "Very few people have ever wondered about it. We never show the kids going to school, either, and the show presumably is happening on a Saturday. I think it's better that way. It might limit me if I had to portray a plumber or something every week. "I think it's kind of ridiculous to portray a well-known figure as college professor or something. It's not believable. "Only once in a great while do we get letters asking what I do for a living. My only reply Is: Tm a bum.' " Ozzie is the envy .of every American husband; he's got his whole family working. In his case, it has worked out well for all concerned, including the millions of radio and TV fans who find the Nelsons the most natural and refreshing family on the air. "We work at staying natural,' explained Ozzie. "I think we might come over better than most family shows because the kids are believable. They don't have the polished reading that child actors have. "We don't sweat over getting the lines memorized for the TV films. We just get the meaning of the lines, then say them in. our own language. It may take'l 4 takes to get it right, but it comes off naturally when we do." The kids are David Ozzie Nelson, 17, and Eric Milliard Nelson, 13. Despite their fame, they have remained unspoiled youngsters. "Anybody who puts on airs about being well known is asking for trouble," said David, a strapping lad who plays football for Hollywood High School. Botti boys attend public school and seldom have their activities disrupted for their acting careers. Their dramatics are generally done before the cameras on Saturday only. They do the radio show on Sundays or other convenient times. 'Did you hear about the television, set owner who saw his first movie?" "No." CNU9 It's the observation of Old Man Hobbs that people who are always looking at their watches are usually late when you're to meet them some place. 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