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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 21, 1954
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PAGE SIX _, _—_ i i THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TfflC COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, PubiisJaer BARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Mannger Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. __ Intered a» second claw matter at the post- office at BlytheviBe, Arkansas, under act of. Congress, October 8, 19M . Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any iuburban town where carrier service i* maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 mites, 15.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, iU5 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone, 112.50 p«r year payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 21, 1954 Meditations He doth execute the judgement of the father- le*« and widow, and loveth the stranger, in fivinf him food and raiment.—Duet. 10:18. # ¥ * Oh Brother Man, fold to thy heart thy brother; Where pity dwells, the love of God is there; To worship rightfully is to love each other. Each smile a paslm, each kindly deed a prayer. —Wnittier. Barbs fat people spend too much, money on food, *yas a doctor. It does add up to quite an expense account. * * * Even back in the rtone age when women told their a»« they were chiseling. * * # Men who work seven days a week do about as much around the house as men who work only five days. * # * New *onc« are murdered on TV and radio and yet they live on and on. * * * At last it's hot enough so that we don't misn the shirt we lost on last March 15. 'Dig Those Crazy Drivers' It's warm, the open road is inviting, and the crazy season for drivers is upon us again.. That means it's time-for another sounding-off on motorists' bad —and unsafe—highway habits. Some of this may strike the eye as repetitious. If it does, we'll have to blame it on the fact that drivers keep on doing- the same old crazy, irresponsible things when they get behind the wheel. Underlying most of these bad practices is a single basic weakness of attitude. Too many motorists evidently regard their car as some sort of large toy, to be flipped around on the road with a careless finger of two on the wheel. It ought to be clear by now to anyone who can read.—including youngsters of 15 and more—that a modern automobile in careless hands is a weapon of death. In this respect, it is at least a match for any gun ever fired against an American by a German or Jap in World War II, or a Communist in the Korean war. So we politely suggest to all drivers, and particularly the young ones: Stop driving with one.hand. The fellow who hurdles along at 60 or better •with a finger curled around the wheel and his left hand holding up the car roof advertises himself as the most ignorant driver on the highway. It is doubtful if a vacuum cleaner would be safe in his hands. A lot of people who refuse to learn this element lesson are memorialized today in the statistics of highway fatalities. Don't crawl up on the back bumper of the car ahead. A quick stop and YOUR car. not the one in front, will be accordion-pleated. The highway is no place to play tag. Don't pass unless you can see far enough ahead to assure your safe return to the proper driving lane. Some of our concrete cowboys appear to think everybody else on the road should be ready to slam on the brakes or turn off the pavement so they can pursue their reckless ways. Don't turn onto a busy road in front of a fast-traveling car when you can clearly see a block or more space behind it. This baffling maneuver seems to fcx a great favorite with farmers. Don't ride the passing lane on a four- lane road unless you're going by another car. There are some pretty stubborn characters abroad, who will stick firmly to the left no matter how many five-foot- high signs they see telling them to stay right when not passing. Watch all roadside stopping places for vehicles, especially trucks, slipping back onto the highway. The side of the road it as much your worry M the c«h» ter. If you forget that, you may wind up in a rear-end smash, an all too common thing these days. That's enough warning for one day. If a third of it could be widely heeded, a great many more people would be alive this fall than are likely to be. VIEWS OF OTHERS Powerful Ally Forces fighting the spread of (un) fair trade in the U. S. have found a powerful and outspoken ally in the Department of Justice. Deputy Attorney General William P. Rogers filed a statement with the Senate District of Columbia committee which was conisdered a (un) fair trade bill. Here are some exerpts to gladden the hearts of all those who want to see genuine American competition: ", . . so - called fair trade is in fact price- fixing and, as such is inconsistent with the philosophy of the anti-trust laws. The basic principle which has kept our economy dynamic and vigorous is that the regulator of our free enterprise system shall be competition, not the suppression of competition by governmental regulation or by private agreements. "Under so-called fair trade, price fixing agreements are entered into by private parties without public regulation or supervision. The public interest is not represented at any stage of the negotiations ..." Rogers listed these results as likely to follow passage of a fair trade law: 1.-Higher prices to consumers. 2.-Throttling competition among retailers by depriving them of the choice as to whether to take small marks-ups and make their profit from volume sales and low overhead rather than high marks ups and fewer sales. 3.-An advantage to chains and large outlets which can market private below fair trade prices of trademarked goods. ^.-Opportunities for boycotting and other coercive tactics to insure "co-operatoin." In other words, fair trade is considerably less than the name implies.—Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. Pacifier Highlight of Change "rke"NoMore To a man who had been locked up in prison for 57 years, and released from a. life term at the age of 81, the women who dress and act like men were about the most startling difference he noted in more than a half century of changes after coming out in the world outside. The automobile, the airplane, radio and television which have all been introduced since he was. incarcerated, were taken in stride by Sam Hill of Chicago. But the carefree manners of women, the slacks, and make-up, was something he couldn't get used to. And we thought the world had changed since 18971—Sherman (Tex.) Democrat. President Eisenhower, who used to like being called "Ike", no longer does. He told MB prews conference that he does not mind the use of the nickname headlines to save time and space. No. longer, however, does he sign personal letters that way, using his three initials instead. Nor does he care to be called "Ike' by old friends whenever a. third person is present. He is not putting on airs. The occupant of the high office of president, should not be treated familiarly in speech. For many years it has been the custom to call the chief executive "Mr. President.'" In public intimates always addressed the two Boosevelts by their titles, never by first name or nickname. They thus paid tribute to the dignity of the office.—The (Mattoon, 111.) Daily Journal- Gazette and Commercial Star. Private Enterprise At Work The Canadian Department of . Public Worki had to make something less than a momentous decision the other day when it discovered that a number of women employed to clean public buildings were subletting their mops and pails to others. The regular charwomen were paid $3 for three and a half hours of work and had found substitutes who would do the same amount of work for $2. The Department ruled that the practice must end. although it said it would not dismiss any of the women involved. It seems too bad that a public agency would have to nip a budding example of pure private enterprise like that one. Think of the possibilities it would have on the higher levels of government. —The Chattanooga Times. With the people of Prance and Viet Nam, and the other free peoples of the world, we close ranks. Together we will win the only peace desreable—a a peace of free and proud men.—Viet Nam Premier Ngo Dinh Diem. * * * I don't think I could reform the whole world, but I certainly would like to make proganity unpopular.—Anti-profanity crusader Edward Wertheim. * ¥ ¥ There are in key places men who took in the protective tariff with their mother's milk. Then itill refuse to look at the facts of American life as they have developed since that time.—Charles P. Taft. ¥ ¥ ¥ How many Communist victories must b« gained in Asia b«fore the free world recogniMR its danger*?—Senate Republican leader Knowland. * ¥ ¥ I don't see at all why w* nhould deptrt from the idea of peaceful coexistence. We have to live with nil sort* of people in this wicked world.— 1 WiMton Churcbitt. > Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Idson's Washington Column- On Ikes Important Program WASHINGTON — NEA — As the 83rd Congress goes into the homeward-bound stretch, the batting average on President Eisenhower's "middle of the road program that will be good for all America" is darn low. In fact, to date, Congress has given the President only 20 per cent of what he has asked for. There are 112 proposals that the President has sent to Cong.tess in his various State of the Union, Economic, Budget and special messages. As of July, Congress had completed action on just 22 of of them. This tabulation counts the tax and housing bills and three education bills as passed though they were still in conference to iron out differences between Senate and House versions. It counts the reciprocal trade agreements legislation as passed, though it was merely a one-year extension of the old law which must be worked over again next year. The tabulation does not count as acted upon proposals for modification of the Taft-Hartley labor law. granting the vote to 18-year-olds and statehood for Alaska and Hawaii, all of which were considered and rejected by the Congress. This listing covers only the proposals originating in the White House or the executive departments. It does not include legislation introduced in the Senate or House by members of Congress putting forward their own ideas. From January through June of this year Congress has passed 175 measures. Seventy-one of these measures were passed in June. Having frittered away a great deal of time in the first five months, the Congress really began to get down to work in June. For the first time in many years, all of the 10 major appropriation bills for financing government operations in the fiscal year begin- ning July 1 were passed before i June 30. That is a commendable record. Furthermore, the Congress cut the President's budget from $44.2' billion to S42.6 billion. Some of the SI.6 billion saved may have to be reappropriated in deficiency bills next year, but it's still a good showing. Where the Congress seems to have fallen down is in the picayunish nature of many of the measures it has passed. Some of the bills made into law last month of- -fer examples: An authorization to pay salaries of officials of the Fort Peck tribe of Indians. Authorization of a three-eighths-bushel measure for fruits and vegetables. Authorization for the District of Columbia to employ persons convicted of a felony. Amendment of an act relative to a statue of Simon Bolivar. Extension of the time for erecting .a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Regulation of the healing art in District of Columbia. Additional funds to complete an International Peace Garden in North. Dakota. All such legislative tricky-track may be essential and of tremendous importance locally. Many of these measures are passed by consent, without debate. But they take up the time of committees. And while the congressmen are tied up with such sideshow activities, they can't keep their eye on the center ring under the big top. They can't work on the big issues of interest to the whole nation. Of the 71 measures on which action was completed in June, only six—less than 10 per cent—were of national importance: Continuation of the First War Powers Act, Provision for a census of business. Ban on the shipment of fireworks into any state which prohibits their sale. Amendment of the oath of allegiance. Change of Armistice Day to Veterans' Day. Continuation of the Housing Act till July 31 to give Congress time to complete a new bill. How much further along the U.S. war against communism would have been if—instead of spending two months on the Army-McCarthy hearings—the Congress had devoted the same amount of energy to the ten Administration bills to give the Department of Justice a stronger hand in dealing with Communists. This kind of legislative indifference and misdirection of effort is what has set back the congressional record this yea*. Of 12 nationan security proposals, only two have been passed. Of 22 international affairs proposals, only five have been parsed. Of six agricultural measures, only two have been passed. Of 12 business and linance measures, only three have been passed. Of 14 general government proposals, only five have been passed. Legislative fields in which the Congress has so far given the President no final action are as follows : Seven social security measures, four labor measures, two reorganization plans, six natural resources measures, 16 civil rights measures and four measures affecting federal government personnel. In the final month or more of this session. Congress may complete action on many of these measures. If it does, the President will have a better record to put before the voters in November. But when so much work is crowded into the final months of a session, it often results in a lot ox emotional, political—almost screwball—legislating like the Senate's farcical last-minute amendments on the tax reform bill. The President's program is too important for this kind of monkey business. HOLLYWOOD—(NEA)— Behind the Screens: Medics have told Esther Williams she may have to wear beeswax ear plugs for the rest of her swimming days, after puncturing the same eardrum for the third time (the other has been punctured twice), but the beautiful movie mermaid has no plans for drydocking herself. "I'm not thinking of giving up swimming and my hearing hasn't been affected one bit," Esther told me in answer to the Movietown whisper that her song and dance tour with hubby Ben Gage this summer is an attempt to establish herself as a dry star. "1 have no desire to retype myself," Esther confided. "I have five years left on my MGM contract but it gives me the right to do three aquacades and there's no worry in the minds of my doctors about the physical strain. I've been swimming in pictures for 12 years and I see no age limit for stopping. I'll be swimming when I'm 80." MGM postponed most of her swimming scenes in "Jupiter's Darling" because of-the injured eardrum but now, with the beeswax plugs and medical okay, she's starting on a month of strenuous underwater aqua lung routines. BURT LANCASTER, who has been planning the move for a long time, will turn director in his next starring movie. "Gabriel Horn," for his own Norma Productions. Dan Dailey and Fox cooked up another seven-year hitch for the dancing star. Yep, he'll be allowed to do a limited amount of TV. . . . The long-distance wires are hot between Paul Gilbert and Christiane (Miss Universe) Martel, touring South America. They dated quietly in Hollywood before she left town. Pilar Palette, the Peruvian beauty in John Wayne's life, has definitely obtained her Latin-Amer- tion. stoppers in at least three suits, and a count of 16 to 18 points. In this case. South has 17 points in high cards. North can properly raise to two no-trump because his own count of 8 points clearly brings the partnership very close to the 26 points usually needed for game. North's length in c'ubs is an additional partnership asset. South might refuse the invitation to game if he had a bare 16 points, the minimum count for his opening bid. In this case, with 17 points, South can well afford to go on to game. .When the hand was played, not everybody made the game. Some player s won the first spade trick with the king, led the queen of clubs to knock out the ace, and won the spade return with dummy's ace. The king and jack of clubs cleared the suit, but now South had to win the fourth round of clubs with the eight. There was no way to get back to dummy for the fifth club, and South could develop only eight tricks. A few experts foresaw that the clubs would block. If declarer had to use the three picture cards for the first three club tricks, it was only too clear that the fourth club trick would have to be won by one of the low cards in the South hand. The successful experts unblocked the clubs by refusing the first spade trick. It was then easy to win the second spade, force out the ace of clubs, and then discard a club from the South hand on dummy's ace of spades. After one club had been discarded from the South hand, it was easy to run the rest of the Isuit and still stay in the dummy. ! This line of play, therefore, easily (produced nine tricks. ican divorce from the airlines executive and is telling pals that she'll wed John in October, the month he gets his freedom from Esperanza. Shirley Yamaguchi, the slant- eyed daziiler who starred in "Japanese War Bride." has been cleared by the State Department and joins her husband, sculptor Isamu Noguchi, in New York on Aug. 15. She lost the -role of the Madame Butterfly in Paramount's "Bridges of Toko-RI" when she wasn't permitted to enter the U. S. UNIVERAL STUDIO charges a Los Angeles bus company 50 cents a head for the right to drive tourists around the lot. Last year's income for the studio: $25,000. Mae West's "secret" for the still free-wheeling chassis she'll display on stage at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas this month: Daily five- mile walks. "Come over and walk with me sometime?" There'll be a hot time in the old town of St. George, Utah, (population 4.500) when EKO's "The Conqueror" ends its location filming there. A $400,000 spending spree there by the studio. Silent star Norma Kerry, who suffered a serious heart attack, is up and about again in the social swim with his wife, Kay English. Errol Flynn just celebrated his 45th birthday in London. I wonder when he'll be telling all in aa autobiography he called title "Forever Errol." THE BOGARTS — Humphrey and Lauren — have no worries about movie husband-and - wife teams and they hope .to costar in another flicker next year — their first since "The Big Sleep" eight years ago. "We're professionals and tfo« husband - and - wife angle doesn't bother us in the least," he told me on the set of "We're No Angels." "We lose our identities once we step on the sound stage. If Lauren steals a scene from me, it's okay. I try to steal 'em from her." Odette Myrtil, who played Bloody Mary in "South Pacific," is -lifting eyebrows at the Bar of Music with a special song titled: "Younger Than Pinza Am I — Younger Than Gloria Swanson, Am I?" 15 Yean Ago In B/yt/ieri7/t— Miss Willie Nebhut and Mr. and Mrs. James Nebhut will spend th* weekend in Arlington, Tenn. Barney Crook, Connie Modinger and L. G. Thompson, Jr., are vacationing in New Orleans, Gulfport, Biloxi and Galveston. Elwood Dean and Leonard Oldham have returned, from a vacation spent in Houston and New Orleans. INSTEAD of shooting the radioactive waste from atomic plants to Mars, as a leading scientist suggests, would not it be simpler just to leave it here along with the empty beer cans and paper plates and all of us moving to a fresh planet? — Richmond Times-Dispatch. ONE TROUBLE with traffic these days is that pedestrians walk around as though they owned the streets, and motorists drive aa though they owned their cars. — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. I the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P JORDAN. M.D. Those who have "passed" a kidney stone usually say that this is the worst pain which they have ever experienced. Occasionally a stone may "pass" without producing any sensation, but this is the exception. "Silent" or painless stones, however, are often present in the kidneys. In general there is no doubt that a moving kidney stone is about as painful as anything which a human being may be called on to endure. Most kidney stones are formed in which is called the pelvis of the kidney: that is, the irregularly shaped space inside the kidney which empties into the ureter or passageway leading to the urinary bladder. Later, such stones may pass into the ureter, down into the bladder and out in the urine. They often stick in the ureter where they frequently produce terrific pain and bleeding. Stones may occur at any age, but are most common between 25 and 40. They often grow so slowly as to cause few, if any. symptoms and therefore may have existed for many years before a diagnosis Is made. They are somewhat more common in men than in women. Many explanations for the formation of stones have been suggested including slowed urinary secretion, infection, vitamin deficiency, clim- *M, her«dltr and a diaturbtnct Ui the manner of excretion of certain salts ordinarily excreted through the kidneys. This latter theory has considerable support and is based on the principle of crystallization of saltv with which those who have studied chemistry are familiar. Once an cute attack of pain from kidney stones has developed, it is important to make sure that the stone does not stay permanently lodged in-the ureter. If it should stay there, it can result in serious complications by blocking the flow of urine and leading to infection and other troubles. The location of most stones can be discovered by the use of the X-ray, and physicians with the proper equipment can generally remove the stones or assist them to pass if that seems desirable. Occasionally open operation is necessary. The other important aspect of treatment besides removal of an existing stone is the prevention of additional stone-formation. This is often a difficult problem and may involve reculating the acidity of the urine, the elimination of infections, the careful choice of diet, and sometimes the use of vitamins. Only an expert cnn decide the , proper steps for the individual pa- j (lent and then only after thf chcm- i icffl composition of the stone is ' known. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for XEA Service Tourney's th« Spot To See Smart Bids The hand shown today, played in last year's national championships, comes to mind because this year's championships will begin just 10 days fro'm now in Washing- Baby Talk Answer to Previous Puzil* DOWN ACROSS 1 What baby 1 Stable wears at meals 2 Notion NORTH 742 WEST 4QJ1094 VKQ92 • 1053 + 5 SOUTH EAST *QJ»* *A10» *AJ 107 • AK6 *Q87« North-South vul. South West Nerth Ea* 1 N.T. Pass 2N.T. Pas* 3 N T. Pass Part Pasa Opening lead— 4 Q ton. D. C. This year's tournament is sure to produce it* crop of interesting hands, some of which will stick in our memories lik« to* day's hand. When the hand was played last yenr. most expert partnerships reached a contract of three no- trump by the bidding shown in the diagram. The,opening bid of one no-trump ahova balanced distribu- 4 Where baby sleeps 8 Baby's dog's name 12 Girl baby's name 13 Where baby stays most 14 Baby's best friend 15 Legal matters 19Roman 16 Listless 18 More obnoxious 20 Vigilant 21 Electrically 3 Baby basket* 4 Fetter 5 Heavy cord 6 Turkish inn 7 Wager 8 Scent 9 Despise 28 Russian city 10 Persian prince 29 Essential 11 Agreement 17 Coiffure garments 23 Blood vessels 24 Kind of bean 25 Aroma 26 Put forth being 31 Peruvian animals 33 Glandular organ 38 Genuflects 40 Improve 41 Ancient Iranians 42 Famous Irish playright, G. B. 43 Commotion 44 Hebrew measure 46 Extensivt 47 Ireland 48 Act 50 Golf mound 24 Protracted 26 Brain passage 27 Fish eggs 30 Standards of perfection 32 Dawdlers 34 Car hotels 35 What baby makes 36 Measures of land 37 Diving birds 39 Repulsive 40 Prayer ending 41 Middle (prefix) 42 Plant pore 45 Turned outward 49 Land stake 51 Anftr 52 Arabian gulf 53 Otherwise 54 Contend 55 Promise 56 Suffixes 17 Finish

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