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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1954 1HK BLYTHEVILLI COUBIBB NIWI TBB oomm mm oft muaa av «. A. O. KM**. ' Bole NtttOMl AdNrtUBf WallM* WttMT 06. *•» TWk. CUMfO, OMI«M. Atlanta, i eeoood date mM«r at tb* paM- etna •* BWbttUle, Arkansas, onoer M< •! Oeo- gma, octant». HIT ~ lumber ot Tin taodrtid Preea By etrrier to the city ot BiytneTllle er any Mburban town where carrier service la etaln- talned, He per week. By null, within a radius of W mllei. U.N per year, ttM for six months. 11.15 tor three month*: by mall outside M mile tone. 113.50 per rear payable In advance Meditations When John had flnt preached before hta eunlBf the baptism of repentance to all the people •t Itrael.—AcU 13:84. * * * Remorse Is as the heart in which it grows; If that be gentle, It drops balmy dews. Of true repentance; but If proud and gloomy. It Is the poison tree, that pierced to the inmost, Weeps only teas o£ poison. —Coleridge. Barbs The fellow who always wants to start something never seenu to be around when there Is something to be done. » » * Some wire*, when hobby spends too much time out with the boys, wlib he would return to duit— . , ..around the now. * * * A college professor says any bright girl can make a name for herself: She merely needs a boy friend with a wedding ring. » farmer's hen ea«klet h* wonder* tflt's lay *r II*. • • • * * A Tennessee man was voted the best hog caller in his county. When be shouts ha really brings bom* the bacon. I Ike's Middle-Road Policy Matches Nation's Mood President Eisenhower's fist State of the Union message was a thoughtful expression of his middle-of-the-road philosophy of government. He believes that under recent Democratic administration the federal government had grown much too big and had taken far too strong a managerial hand in the individual American's afairs. So the President would return to the state* and the local organizations as much as possible of the administration and operation of programs affecting the citizenry. He would put control at the level where the problems exist and are best understood. At the same time, through the medium of tax reductions and similar adjust- > ments, he would widen the individual's control over the money he earns. Mr. Eisenhower also would 'introduce business-tax and incentive policies to encourage the further growth of individual and corporate economic enterprise in America. For he believes that the basic strength of the country lies in the productive results which follow when many men are free to make their own decisions. As part of this same aim, a trimmed- down federal budget brought gradually toward balance must inevitably be hwi- saged. All these things favor a lifting of restraints upon the freedom of the individual and the economy os a whole, and a corresponding contraction of the area of government control. Yet the Presdent does not mean by these proposals to suggest that he would thereby abandon the average American to the cold winds of chance. He recognizes that in this difficult age, when not only the economic fate but the very life of a man in Kansas City may depend on a decision made in Moscow or Peiping, measures must be taken for the protection of the people. So he would continue in modified form, a system of price supports for the farmers, who are at the mercy of market »nd weather conditions beyond their con- trbl. He .would extend social security to cover an additional 10 million Americans not now secure in their declining years. He would stretch unemployment insurance to blanket in another 6.5 million unprotected workers. Similarly, he would recommend certain changes in the country's basic labor law—the Taft-Hartley Act—to correct what he thinks continue public housing, slum clearance and suggest other measures to improve housing conditions for the American populace. Schools, health and highways are not neglected in Mr. Eisenhower's broad plan for safeguarding the individual's welfare in an atmosphere conducive to his freest and fullest development. Using a reasonably elastic gauge, one might say that the same balance of considerations governs the President's foreign policy recommendations. His goal is peace, enforced by a defense impressive to any potential enemy. He believes that defense, coupled with the armament of our allies, is now sufficient to give the West the initiative in the struggle against communism. But Mr. Eisenhower is troubled lest that world initiative be maintained at the cost of a declining individual iniatiative at home. He wants free Americans kept secure from outside peril, but he does not wish them to be safe simply to endure the crushing weight of a mountainous tax load, or the octopus-like controls of the federal bureaucracy. So he would have us shift our defensive reliance to greater air power and nuclear weapons, away from large ground armies, with the conviction that in time this tighter, more mobile force would not only be superior but an easier burden to bear. This is the middle of the road as Mr. Eisenhower sees it. It is not a spectacular course, but it appears as safe and sane as humans can make it. And there are large indications that this is the part of the highway the American people are most eager to travel in this time of trial. Views of Others Hope for Compromise Controversy over the Brleker amendment cluttered the last hours of the last Msslon of Congress. It is good news that efforts an afoot to get this conflict cleared away In the early days of the coming session. The best hope Is for a compromise. Senator Brlcker has been conferring with administration opponents of his proposal for changing the treaty-making provisions of the Constitution. And the Republican Policy Committee Is reported preparing to offer a substitute plan. This apparently would differ from the Knowland amendment, which Mr. Brlcker opposed. Meanwhile supporters of his proposal have been, their claim to be defenders of the Constitution challenged by a new organization—the Committee for Defense of the Constitution by Preserving the treaty Power. This group Is led by such authorities as John W. Davis and Prof. Edwin B. Corwin. The standing of this group and of others now opposing the Brlcker amendment, added to the objections of the President and Secretary Dulles, emphasized the wisdom of a fresh approach to the issue. One suggestion recently made Is that the difficulty be taken care of by simple changes In the Senate rules. One change would require a roll call on every resolution to ratify a treaty;-Too. often senators' have appeared either absent-minded or actually absent when treaties were up. A second change would be to declare the Senate when ratifying to declare whether a treaty was self-executing or required implementing legislation. But many citizens most deeply concerned about a possible abuse of the treaty-making power will not be satisfied with men changes In Senate rules. They might be reassured in a constitutional amendment. To give the Senate specific authority to decide when a treaty should be nonsclf-executing—there- fore requiring legislation to make it effective In Internal law—seems to follow the spirit of the Constitution. Combined with the explicit decelara- tion that no treaty shall be in conflict with the Constitution, such a provision should remove fears of abuse of the treaty-mr::lng power. —Christian Science Monitor Popcorn Inflation Reading in the Indianapolis News that Purdue University has developed a type of popcorn that expands 30 times the size of the original kernel, we broke out the calipers to measure a grain and .lo it was nearly a quarter of an inch in diameter edgewise. Thaf's bigger than popcorn used to be. It's hybridized now. Inflated 30 times the original size It would be some seven Inches across, and It wouldn't take a dozen grains to make abushel. Thaf's detention with a vengeance; also delightful, delicious and we trust digestible. Along with 3-D films, we now will get 4-D popcorn—and they may have to enlarge the drive - Ins to accomodate It.—Nashville Banner. SO THEY SAY This administration believes that we must not and need not tolerate a boom-and-bust America.— —President Elsenhower. « * • May we never forget that the Democratic party is more Important than any Individual and that America Is more Important than any party.—Adlal Stevenson, *' * * He (Vlahlnsky) Is a very nice man. I had to ask him to stop sending me vodka for presents 1 I don't like It. -Raymond Qulnn, who handles Russian real ettate dealings. • * • There are sufficient tools available; In the form of yawi enacted In the lut 10 yean by Democratic administrations, to enable the administration tostav* off depression U *l»el» uart.—Ben John Spertnun <D., Al*.). Messenger Boy Delivers Two Messages Peter fdson's Washington Column— Economists Invent Solons Also Get Free Office Plants Peter Etison WASHINGTON— (NBA) —Some new prize examples of double talk and gobb.ledygook were invented by the several hundred professional economists from all over the country who gathered in Washington for their annual convention. It all started over speculation about business conditions in 1954. Still remembering how wrong their tribe was in 1929, the economists played it safe this time, and made no flat predictions. Instead of saying there would be a depression, they talked about an "orthodox recession," Instead of saying that a lot of people might lose their jobs and become unemployed, the economists talked about Increasing "dlsemploy- ment." When a business slump is orthodox and when it's unorthodox wasn't explained. The inference seems to be that It's orthodox only when the economists say it's here or predict it's coming. If the experts don't expect a depression— as they didn't in 12 — It's of course unorthodox. But either kind hurts Just as bad. Also unexplained Is whether it hurts »ny less to be 'Misemployed" than "unemployed." The easy answer Is that It doesn't. Well-Planted Solons With Congress back in Washington, the U. S. Botanic Garden expects a busy January. Every congressman is free to request three plants, from this government greenhouse at the foot of Capito] Hill, to beautify his office. It means supplying over 1500 potted plants, at the taxpayers' expense. During the summer recesses, when some congressmen close their offices, they turn the plants back to the garden, and the botanists baby them till January. Getting Their Goats There was a double birthday celebration at U. S. Department of Commerce, along with the New Year festivities. The guest of honor was Undersecretary Walter Williams, whose birthday was Dec. 30. But the chief arranger was Assistant Secretary Carl Oechsle, whose birthday was Dec. 31. There was a cake and coffee. Secretary Oechsle gave Undersecretary Williams a carved wooden goat. Nothing personal. It was for "Caprlcornus," the constellation in the zodiac under whose astrological influence the two officials were born. Dean Can Dish It, Too Though it has not been reported in detail, U. S. Special Ambassador Arthur H. Dean has been dlsh- jng it out as well as having to take it in his seven weeks of haggling with Chinese Communist negotiators over the Korean peace ;reaty arrangements at Panmun- jom. The U. S.-South Korea delegation has consisted of only four principal negotiators for the United Nations side. They have been aitted against anywhere from 25 ;o 40 Commie negotiators. One of the Chinese Red advisers has been a Harvard Ph.D. with a thorough knowledge of American policy and perfect mastery of English. Much of the argument has been over admission of Russia to the peace conference. In one session a Chinese Red confronted Ambassador Dean with an American newspaper clipping in which U. S. Sen. William V. Knowland (R., Calif.) was quoted as accusing the Russians of never keeping a promise or an agreement. In the light of that, the Reds wanted to know why the UN was insisting that the Russians be present? In that Instance, Dean and his team had to take it. In another exchange, the UN negotiating team was insisting that Russia be given an engraved Invitation to the peace conference. It was absolutely necessary that Russia be there. "That cannot be!" broke In Wang Huang-hua, chief Red negotiator and the number four or number five Communist In China. He said it before the translator put the English statement in Chinese, The UN delegates got the laugh on that one, for the Chinaman had been insisting all along that he did not speak English. They had trapped him neatly. Nike Controversy Department of Defense and the Army are having another rhubarb over recent public release of news and pictures on the antiaircraft guided missile known as the •Nike." This is the second time the 'Nike" program has run afoul of Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson's orders for tighter security, .ast spring he halted elaborate Army plans for public showing of the revolutionary new weapon. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) — The Laugh Parade: Johnny Welumul' ler told It on the act of "Jungle Man-Eaters." During (liming of "Mogambo" In Africa, Clark Cable, Ava Gardner and members of the MOM troupe had a big party one night, with dancing, singing and lots of bubble water. The sounds of the revelry reached the ears of an African native, who it Is said turned to a fellow savage, jangled his nose ring nervously, and whispered: "The WHITES are restle*s tonight." Dolores Costello's recent appear, ance on a TV show reminded me of the time she was handed a huge bottle of christening champagne to break across the bow of hubby John Barrymore's new yacht. Dolores protested: "But, John, It's too heavy. I'm afraid I can't do it." "Go ahead," urged John, "Just imagine you're hitting me." Later Barrymore winced: "She imagined all right. She darn near wrecked the boat." While in England, Lou Costello discovered there's nothing more oyal than British audiences. Once ;he British take a performer to their hearts, they never forget him as long as he lives. In a British music hall,. Lou heard an old agent's wheezy singing Inspire deafening applause. "But he's not very good," Lou whispered to a British friend. "I know," said the friend. "But you should have heard him 20 years ago." Costly Topperi During shooting of a Burns and Allen telecomedy, Bea Benaderet called George's attention to a ront-page news item stating that Soviet women were complaining about the styles of state-made lats. "I'd like to see any government make my hats," said Oracle, who s Hollywood's champion bonnet buyer and thinks nothing of paying 750 and upwards for a fancy lid. 'I'd like to see any government lay your hat bill, too," snorted George. An indignant starlet rushed into fur designer Al Teitelbaum's Beverly Hills salon. "I'm checking up on my boy friend," she said. "Tell me, is there any such thing as a bald mink?" "Never heard of it," shrugged Al. "I'll fix him." roared the starlet. "I'll throw that suede coat he gave me right back In his face." the Doctor Says— By Written for NBA Service P. JORDAN, M. D. Here is a boy who needs help. "I am sixteen years old," he writes, "and have trouble with my speech. I could do much better in school If only it were not for my stuttering and stammering when I get in front of class for a report or something. When I open my mouth I Just can!t get a word out at all for a couple of minutes. My mother snys it is because I have an Inferiority complex which I can only take care of myself. We can't afford a speech course or anything like that. I try hard to overcome it, but to no avail." I am astonished and disappointed that In this day and age this boy's teachers, the school principal, and the parents have all apparently failed to do anything to help this youngster. He certainly has a handicap, but not one which Is hopeless since many others have recovered from this trouble to a remarkable degree. But It Is .surely a situation In which he needs and should have help! This boy's parents, teachers, or principal should write to the American Speech and Hearing Association (11 South LaSalle Street, Chicago 3, Illinois) and obtain from them such printed material as Is available on stuttering, and particularly a list of speech centers or other experts so that this 18-year- old boy can seek and obtain the kind of help he needs. Caused by Conflict Now, a word about stuttering In general. This difficulty, sometimes called stammering, Is believed to be the result of certain unfavorable conditions such us frustrations or conflicts very early In life. In other words, It Is the view of most that the youngster who stutters Is perfectly normal but has merely been subjected to special strains. Stuttering varies n great deal from person to person «nd also Iron Uma to time in UM same person. When properly managed by outside advice and with the cooperation of family, teachers, and friends, a great deal of progress can be made in overcoming the worst features of this disorder. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NBA Service Keep Your Game On a Serious Level One of the most interesting tournaments ol the year Is the Winter Carnival, scheduled for the weekend of January 2, in St. Paul.s The entire city seems to give itself up to merrymaking, appointing a king, several beautiful queens, and many clowns to enliven the proceedings. The official merrymaking i s matched by a certain amount of light-hearted bidding and playing during the tournament. In last year's tournament, for example, West managed to find a double of four hearts when Morris Preler, of Minneapolis, reached this normal contract by logical bidding. It may have seemed like a- good Idea to double as part ol a carnival, but It cannot be recommended as a serious bid. West opened the queen of spades, and Freier won in dummy with the king In order to lead a trump. He finessed the queen and was a bit staggered when West discarded • club. After brief thought, Freier ducked a diamond around to East's nine. East returned a «p«de, »nd South won with the »ce. Declarer now embarked OB a campaign of making all five trumps 'n his own hand, to add to the five top cards in the side suits. He led a diamond to the dummy and ruffed a third round of diamonds with a low trump. He then led out dummy"s two clubs and ruffed dummy's last diamond with his own last small trump. By this time South was- down to a losing spade, a losing club, and the p.ce-Jack of trumps. East had four trumps. South could exit NORTH (D) U AK42 ¥1054 » AJ63 + AK7 WEST EAST AQJ1098 479 V None V K 9 8 7 e • K85 4Q1092 *QJ1063 484 SOUTH AA63 VAQJ32 • 74 4952 North-South vul. North Cut South Wei* 1 » Pass IV 1 « 1N.T. Pass 2N.T. Pass 3V Pass 4V Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A Q with either a spade or a club, and East was forced to ruff his partner's trick. East then had to lead a trump, giving declarer another finesse, and allowing him to make his doubled contract. When the hand had been finished, East went through the motions of looking for?" West finally asked. "I'm looking lor your double," East replied, "but I don't think anybody'll ever find It." A boar was needed for a hunting scene in "The Kiss and the Sword" and Prop Man Ernie Graber was stumped. "Where In the world," he said, "can I find a stuffed boar?" Director Bill Castle shrugged, "That's easy. On the program at any testimonial dinner. 0 Film writer to producer: "Can I sell you a plot?" Producer: "Don't be silly. I've had a plot for years." And Don't Forget Uka Chase's first mpvle role in years in U-I's "Johnny Dark" recalls an incident involving Ilka and Natalie Schafer, back-in the days when Ilka replaced her as Mrs. Louis Calhem. Natalie sent Ilka a box of calling cards engraved: •Mrs. Louis Calhern." With the cards a note read: "Perhaps you can use these. I wont be needing them any more." Since divorcing both Ilka and Natalie, Calhern has his own private gag. He sends them wires on opening nights reading: 'Be good tonight. Remember, you w«r« one* a Calhern." Spencer Tracy's relaxed acting more by her brother, the famoua style is credited to Ethel Barry. Lionel. Says Lionel: "Ethel and Spencer once worked In a play together. Spencer wa* a youngster and full of fire. One night Ethel took him aside and said, 'Spencer, what's the matterftMj You're working yourself up to «^ nervous breakdown. Relax, kid, relax.' So Spencer relaxed," Lionel tells It, "and he'a done nothing else since. He owes everything to Ethel." M.M. Enters Phase Two Of Stardom By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD W—This week's suspension of Marilyn Monroe by her studio pointed up the fact that the blonde bombshell has entered the second phase of her career. The Monroe has arrived. Although she has actually been seen in only three starring pictures, she was chosen one of the 10 top money-making stars. That signifies that she is no longer an unknown quantity at the box office. And so the familiar pattern starts to appear. Generally speaking, a movie star goes through three phases: 1. The starlet. During the earl^ period of her career, the doll wi™ do anything to get ahead. She'll accept bits, pose for cheese-cake, go on tours and perform whenever she is asked. 2. The star. When she finally arrives on top, our girl is more cautious. She wants good scripts and does not fear suspension over roles she doesn't think are good enough or might harm her career. She is also more frugal in giving ler time'to interviews, tours and other-more or less bothersome byproducts of stardom. 3. The falling star. She becomes either (a) much more difficult and resentful of the studio's neglect of her career; or (b) much more obliging, taking any roles with the realization that her life See HOLLYWOOD on Pas* 10 75 years Ago In BlythiYille— Mrs. J. C. Ellis, Mrs. John Mc- ianey and Mrs. Oeorge W. Barham entertained with a tea Saturday afternoon in compliment to Mrs. James Terry, a recent bride. Mr. and Mrs. C. F. Tucker lefU his morning for a month's vacaV Hon in the south. Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Homer spent •esterday in Bloomfield, Mo., vis- ting relatives. Travelogue Everett True is a crack shot with t blow-gun bean shooter he carries and delights fellow sufferers in restaurants by pinging waiters in the head when he encounters the familiar trouble of not being able to get their eye. Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 3 Flesh 1 Italian capital 4 Went 5 Egyptian river 5 Nothing 9 Oriental coin 6 Perfect 12 Above 13 Roman date 14 Unwrought metal 15 Young and callow 17 By way of 18 Come in models 7 For fear that 8 German city 9 Communize 10 Great Lake 11 Close 16 Reveries 20 Girl's name 19 French studio 22 Mountain 21 Distribute climbers use 23 Born stocks 24 Mohammedan 24 First man name 25 Jacob's third 27 In addition son (Bib.) 29 City in Norway28 Reykjavik 28 Japanese city 46 Wander 30 Implement 47 Rim 31 City in India 48 - majesty ! 33 Amphitheater 50 China's staple 35 Come forth food 40 Demented 43 Roman river 45 Greek architectural UNCLE SAM'S go hoard is down to »?" billion, a drop of 11.1 billion In the past year. Two decodes «go the USA • 'ent off gold. Now go ' Is going off the USA. — New Orleana States. 32 Run away 34 Older 36 Opposed 37 South American river 38 Distance measure • . 3» Winged goddess of victory 41 High priest 42 Insect 44 Ointment 46 Fastens again 49 Furze 53 Peculiar 54 Eating places 56 Era 57 Hireling 58 Chills 59 French sea 90 Marsh grass II Grant DOWN 1 Garment ZBakinf chamber resident style 51 Plant 52 Essential being 55 Boy's nickname m i

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