The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 14, 1954 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 14, 1954
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BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY 14, 1954 VKt BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER HEWS CO. E. W. RAINES, Pvbluber BAKRT A HAIHE8, AMtetant Publlihet A. A. FREDRICKSON. «dltor PAUL D. HUMAN. AdtertUtag M»n»g«c eol< Nitiontl Advertising Represent»tlTei: W»ll»c« Wltmer Co. New York, OWcago, Detiolt. AUtnta, Memphis. Intered M second class nutter at th« post- efflc* *t BlytheYille, Arkansas, under act of Oon- r*M, October I. Hit Member of The Astoclated Press 8DB*CRIPTION RAT*»: Bj carrier In tht city of Biytnerllle or any Nbuiban town when carriw ttnrict la maintained. 25« per wwk. By mall, within a radius ot 58 miles, J5.00 per J«»r, 12.50 for sbt months, $1.25 tor three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Barbs Having Grawn daughters Is what makes a lot of lathers slaves to fashion. * * * Political dinners at $100 a plafe stop us colfl. Onr mouth would be so wide open we wouldn't be abte to chew, * * * Lots of folks are proud of the swell party they itaged on New Year's eve. Is that why they had the big head.? » » * An Indian schoolboy said he put thumbtacks an his teachers chair for a joke. Short and to the point*. * * * Lilac la called the universally favorite scent. Wt'll «U11 take that of corned beef and cabbage cooking. Union Leader Puzzled By Desire for Profits American manufacturers have been accused of trying to make money by George Meany, American Federation of Labor chieftian. Mr. Meany says that is the only reason they are moving south— It is a more profitable operation. Mr. Meany made the remarks in speaking to the Workers of Hat Corporation of America at Norwalk, Conn. Hat Corporation has been strike-bound since July, g condition which doesn't lend itself to being profitable. Company officials have insisted all along they have no plans to move the seat of their business to the south— Norwalk being and remaining:, their home plant. It must have come as an awful revelation to Mr. Meany that American industrialists are interested in making money when all this time they have been operating under the guise of benevolent public institutions to provide jobs for folks like United Hatters, Cap and Millinary Workers (AFL) and to furnish the American public such things as automobiles and ear muffs. Anyway, Mr. Meany is burned up over what he terms "the curse of runaway business," and has his workers striking for a guarantee that good old Hat Corporation will not move to the land of cotton, where old-time profits are not forgotten. Don't know if Mr. Meany has investigated it or not, but Texas, Oklahoma and California just about have a corner on oil refineries, not one of. which is located in Norwalk, and does he think this is fair to the frost-bitten gentry of New England ? Science Has Not Tapped Well of Human Behavior Scientist meeting in Boston recently felt compelled to digest some rather unflattering scientific findings: That in business and in the rearing and educating of children, unscientific ways of training often achieve better results than scientific methods. That nonscientist frequently do a better job than scientist in teaching people how to live and improve their lot in life. This isn't easy stuff for the psychologists and other specialists to swallow. FoV instance, they have found that many of our most successful businessmen ought—by their scientific tests— to have failed long ago. Conversely, other studies show that men who pass their leadership tests with high scores often do not attract business managers. Th« scientists' somewhat sad con- The Inhibitants of the villages ceased, they eeased In Israel, until that I Deborah arose, lhat I irose a mother in Israel.—Judges 5:7. * * * There is none, In all this cold and hollow world, no fount Of Deep, strong, deathless love, save that within A mother's heart.—Mrs. Hemans. elusion was that th« best way to pick • man for top business leadership is to ask his boss how good he is. Some of those who make the most effective leaders haven't had any speci- ic leadership training at all. On the other hand, the snvants learned that carefully charted college educations frequently "breed leadership out of the men." As this bafflement were not enough, they have discovered also that lots of children appear to learn a good deal more from hit-and-miss outside activities than they do from school. And "unscientific" mothers who fondle their offspring get better results than mothers who cling to the rules of science. In the face of these findings, the scientists evidently showed no particular humility. They continued to insist that this country and the world will be better places if they take the scholars' advice and use their measuring rods. Certainly no case can fairly be made for abandoning the scientific approach to human behavior. What the scientist have learned does not disprove the value of scientific knowledge and techniques. But it does suggest that their work in the human field has not gone nearly far enough. Obviously they have not learned yet how to calculate the true leadership factors, either in business or any other realm of endeavor. Their tests seem too concerned with mechanical, statistical and surface measurements of ability. They have not found nor discovered how to tap the inner springs of power and resourcefulness that make for genuine success. By the same token, they have not yet figured out the real key to the successful imparting of knowledge. When they do, they will understand why hit-and- miss extra-curricular doings often surpass formalized training In educational effectiveness, and why students study- Ing via television at Western Reserve university outstripped those taught on the campus. There's nothing wrong with the scientific method. It's simply that, in its application to human behavior, it is still in its infancy. Views of Others Teen Problem Problems of acceptable teen-age behavior which have been plaguing parents and teachers alike, and crashing the headlines, are getting constructive attention all across the country now. The days of "lot them do as they please, don't thwart their development," are passnlg with the realization that civilized society cannot endure on a sandy foundation of every man for himself. From Washington, D. O. comes news of the distribution of a set of "Guiding Principles" by th« Association of Indipendcnt Schools to help parents coordinate regulations for their ebullient young folk. The nine-point code proposes: Week-end and holiday social activity only, ending at reasonable hours, agreed to by parents and teen-agers; parents available during entertaining; no "party crashing"; parents to know where their children are visiting: no "parties after parties"; prompt acceptance or rejection of Invitations; no alcohol; considerate and courteous driving to be enforced. Representatives of students themselves played a major part In setting the standards, which prove once more that young people only need some direction to their path. Meanwhile, maybe some of us who no longer rate as teen-agers could use the "courtesy rules" too.—Florida Times-Union. Whither Weather? An investigating committee has recommended overhauling and modernization of the U. S. weather Bureau. At about the same time a researcher has come up with data showing the American public each year spends more money on telephone calls for weather Information than the federal budget annually provides the weather services. If the probers found the bureau a bit antiquated, it wauld seem that in weather, like most other things, one gets what he pays for,—Macon (Ga.) Telegraph. SO THEY SAY You can't legalize it or license It. You've got to keep fighting a constant war against gambling,— Churchman Charles Tnft. * * * Ultimately, it will not be by propaganda, by Ideology or by force of arms, but by the sheer force of moral and intellectual freedom that we will mose surely liberate mankind.—Thomas E. Dewey * * * Tills administration believes that government, from top to bottom, must be maimed by men and women of brains, conscience, heart and Intcgrcty. —President Eisenhower. * * * The future of Chlnn will have to be decided by ourselves after all. Freedom will have to be bovight by our own lives and national recovery achieved wltli our own blood.—Chaing Kai-shek, 'Oh, That? That's a Marriage License!' Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Sideline Fights Are Anticipated Over Ike-Benson Farm Program WASHINGTON —(NBA)— While I finished business from the last ses- the big farm fight in Congress wil -'— ' " be over the as-yet-unrevealed Eisenhower-Benson program, there are a dozen or more coming up which may be just as much fun. Contrary to rather g e n e r a 1 Impression, the quarrel is not over the ba sic price-support legislation which is expiring at the end of 1954. Peter Edson If Congress gets in a jam and does nothing, the basic farm law of 1949 will automatically go back into full force. This 1949 act provides for flexible supports and for use of a parity formula based on a moving average of farm prices over the last 10 years. What expires at the end of next year is the 1950 amendment which guarantees 90 per cent of parity support pries on the principal nonperlshable crops. In case of a congressional deadlock, Congress might pass another temporary extension of the - present high supports, and let It go at that till after the 1954 elections. If the new parity formula is allowed to go into effect, it will lower the present temporary pariiy prices. Cotton would drop from 34 cents a pound to 32.7 cents. Wheat would drop from S2.45 a bushel to $2,07 and corn would drop from $1.78 to $1.69. So another Interest- Ing skirmish Is in store on this point. Reorganization of the Soil Conservation Service is sure to be brought up in debate. There are two specific measures in this same field which are holdovers of un- One Is a bill by Rep. Clifford R. Hope of Kansas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, to extend the local watershed-development program. A previous, initial appropriation of So million for the development of 60 small watersheds has now been allocated. Under this program the projects are financed on a cost-sharing basis by local organizations, state and federal governments. Local sponsoring organizations, such as soil conservation districts, are responsible for arranging rights of way, services and materials by farmers whose lands are benefited. The initial program proved popular and it will probably be extended. Another drive Is on to increase the size of Department of Agriculture loans to soil conservation districts and other small groups that want to put in retaining dams and ponds. The present limit under the Pope-Jones Water Facilities Act Is $100,000 for each project. The pro;ram is further limited to the 17 western states. Proposals before Congress would extend the program to the entire United States and increase the maximum loan limit to $250.000. Some sponsors would like to have Congress set aside a fixed annual amount for carrying on this work. A major hassle is expected in consideration of a bill sponsored jy Chairman Hope in the House and by Sen. Clinton Anderson (D., N. M.) to protect the national forests from damage through mining claims. Hearings on this bill were held early in 1953. The need for new legislation is said to arise from fake mining claims filed just to get control of the land for grazing or timber. Forest conservation groups want to stop this exploitation. Department of Interior spokesmen have. In the past,, backed the mining interests in opposition to the Forest Service. So an interdepartmental feud is brewing. Another proposal of concern to the Forest Service Is a series of bills to sell to private owners BUb- marginal lands acquired for soil conservation work. Department of Agriculture has resisted this move because it might lead to the creation of another dust bowl. What the department has in mind is permanent transfer of these lands to the Forest Service. Now under study by the Budget Bureau is a broad program to increase the fees charged by all government agencies for their services to the public. A typical example applying to the Department of Agriculture is an Increase in premiums charged for the Feder al Crop Insurance program. The idea is to make the premiums cover at least the administrative expenses, instead of giving the bill [0 the taxpayers. Department of Agriculture does not now plan to press for extension of the rural housing program under the general home finance egislatlon. The reason given Is ;hat this activity noxv duplicates part the work of the Farm Home Administration and there is no need to have both programs. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson's reorganization plan expected to cause some criticism and debate, but win eventual approval. Senate ratification of the new Assistant Secretaries John H. Davis and Ross Rizley is likewise expected to go through without much opposition. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOO D— (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Roy Rogers an Dale Evans are passing up close t $100,000 by electing to join Evan gelist Billy Graham for his two week revival meeting in Londoi In April instead of playing the Pal adlum and other European thea ters. The TV cowpoke and cowpokes. will put In brief appearances dur ing the Oraham religious meeting nd speak their minds on the church. Their only singing will be confined to hymns. I'm in Samuel Goldwyn's corner with reservations, in his battle with Movie Czar Eric Johnston over modernizing the film censorship code. It's full of Little Lord Faunt eroy wordage in a Marilyn Mon •oe era. Bui, as I've said before :here should be "For-Adults-Only' labels on adult celluloid. Tony Curtis is exercising his vocal pipes for a debut as a recorc warbler. . . .Robert Maxwell, who vrote "Ebb Tide," is talking to his attorneys about Jerry Collon- na's satire of the hit. His anger is at flood tide. . . .Dean Martin and erry Lewis have cleaned the boards so they can yell "Pore" in Ring r jsby annual golf tourns ment. Vhat! No Gingham? The Hollywood walls about Tery Moore using her Korean USO our as a "publicity stunt" after George Murphy advised her not o wear mink-trimmed briefies are nfair to Terry, besides not making much sense. There was nothing vulgar or ob- cene about Terry'» outfit. Other movie queens performing for G.I.'s n Korea In bathing suits and low- ut gowns have revealed just as uch. I'm surprised Murphy, as .lent scout for the USO, hasn't rdered gingham for all those nude alendars of Marilyn M. in Korea. NBC will rush Margaret Truman p the west coast to team with pike Jones in one of the half- our Saturday-night sessions of the ew "Spike Jones Show." Other BO big names will join Spike's ang. A San Diego buresque theater's marguee reads: "Rock and Sway With Red Button's ex-Wife, Roxanne." He may take legal action. Piar Paette's rise to No. 1 spot in John Wayne's life is raising the eyebrows of secretaries and executives in the office of TJ. S.. airline in Lima, Peru. Piar was pounding a typewriter there in 1949 and was happily married with no ideas of a career. "Then she quit to work in ft movie in Brazil," one of her bosses told mine, "and the next thing we heard she was divorced and running around Mexico with Wayne." the Doctor Says— Written for NBA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D In winter, particularly, large numbers of people complain of excessive mucus in the nose with dripping back in the throat, causing coughing and spitting. Some people call this condition catarrh; it was formerly known as dcfluxa- tion or rheum. Today doctors usually speak of it us ••poslnasal drip" or rhinitis, but these names are not much better than the old ones. No matter how called this certainly is a disagreeable condition. The irritating effects of (his mucus result In constant nose blowing, sneezing, clearing of the throat, and bringing up of small quantities of mucus with a cough. Apparently, many different conditions are at least partly to blame. Excessive dampness is undoubtedly a factor in many people. Other things which have been blamed are smoking, central heat- Ing, dust, Irritating fumes, germs, rapid changes in external temperatures of the air, foreign bodies, emotional disturbances, and abnormalities In the structure of the nose or sinuses. Central heating, which causes extremely dry rooms, combined with excessive moisture in the air outside, must be an ii-ritating factor In mnny people. The dryncss of centrally heated houses or rooms causes Increased evaporation of moisture from the nnsnl passages which thickens the mucus and makes the normal process of its removal less satlsfnciory. Mucus Is Not Harmful Some ask whether swallowing the nasal secretions will harm the stomach. So far as is known of the nature of the mucuK und the ability of the stomach to handle It, moil peopU do not suffer. The danger to the lower part of the breathing apparatus is ordinarily slight unless mucus causes such constant coughing as to overstrain the breathing tubes or bronchi, and the lungs. A chronic postnasal drip of mucus is ordinarily harmless, although annoying. It is the result of one or more irritations which can be overcome only by removing the cause or causes, which is often impossible without a complete change of residence. A postnasal drip alone is hardly enough to make that necessary. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NBA Service Every Tourney Con Re/ate Sad Tales Today's sad tale was told to me by Dr. Louis Mark, of Columbus, one of the finest bridge players and one of the finest bridge storytellers of the country. years ago, Dr. Mark relates, many players used the opening bid of three no-trump to show a hand that hud a good chance to make Ihnt contract, rennrdlcss of distribution. Therefore several pla- ers <U an Ohio tournament bid three no-trump on the South hand shown today when the hand came along some 15 years ago. At most tables West doubled, nnd South stood his ground. Wost usu- nlly opened tile nii»nn of clubs, and South look the king of clubs and eight diamond tricks. At one table, however, where John Law was the declarer, the contract was redoubled. John was both as skillful and as brave as bridge players come, and he was willing to play for all or nothing with a redouble. West opened the ace of spades for some reason that has never been discovered. John followed with his blank king, and looked gratefully at dummy's jack of spades. West followed up her surprise NORTH (D) A .1 9 8 3 ¥972 47652 WEST * A Q 10 8 VAQ104 «8 4AQJ8 EAST 47542 VJ865 »74 4 1093 SOUTH *K ' VK3 « AKQJ10952 *K4 North-South vul. North East South West Pass Pass 3N.T.(!) Double Pass Pass Rcdbl. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— A A attack (wouldn't you know that this unorthodox lead was made by a woman?) by leading the queen of spades. Quick ns a flash, Law discarded the three of hearts from his own hand. The Chicago expert had seen thc.t he couldn't, afford to discard a dla- nond, for then he would be thrown n with a dtnmond and allowed to take his seven tricks. He hoped to outbrazrn his opponent and thus collect elshl diamond tricks and one other trick of some kind. West wasn't * bit deceived, 8ht The Helen O'Connell-Andy McIntyre marriage blueprint is fading. The church dispensation that Helen had hoped for Isn't forthcoming. Movie producer Hunt Stromberg will turn the TV spotlight on ju- venile delinquency In a telefilm series, "Pitfall." All stories will be based on actual cases. Sign on a bebopper's tombstone: "Don't Dig Me Now—I'm Real Gone." Satire Killed Mimic Arthur Blake isn't talking about It, but his satire on Ginger Rogers was yanked from his show after a phone call from one of Ginger's representatives. Greta Garbo is digging her feet into the sand at Mallbu beach, where she is a house guest of the John Housemans. This time she ii wearing slacks, a coolie hat, sunglasses and a blanket as a hiking costume. Nobody has been able to identify the man who accompanies her on her walks. The Wanda Hendrix-JIm Stack blaze, he's Bob's, wealthy brother, Is bigger than Cinerama and Wanda is saying, "This Is it" for the first time since her divorce from Audie Murphy. Wedding bells will probably ring. 'Riddle: What do Joan Crawford and Barbara Stanwyck have in common? Answer: Handsome movie newcomer George Nader, who likes the older glamor girls. Peggy Lee has left the rest home ivhere she shut herself off from her jest pals and is now on her way back to active singing. Liiibelh Scott has been quietly developing a husky Dietrich sinj- ng style under the tutelage of Bar. rlei Lee and will shortly be exercising the new-found pipes for moolah on the personal-appearance circuit. Las Vegas' theme song sines both Jane Russell and Zsa Zsa Gabor wound up with black eyes there: 'Tha( OLD BLACK Eye Magic." 75 Yean Ago In B/yt/itv/J/e Mrs. Chester Caldwell and Mrs. Wade Reeves are still confined to heir beds from injuries received vhen their automobiles collided icre last Thursday afternoon. Mrs. Franklin Winbourn of 'aragould has arrived to be the uest of Mrs. Harry Kirby for everal days. While here she will e guets of honor at several pares. Miss Ruth Butt entertained all nembers of the Tuesday After- oon bridge club at a party at her ome yesterday afternoon. 'KATHERINE, would you tell ie class what happens when a ody Is immersed in water?" sked the science teacher. "Certainly. The telephone rings, — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. instantly laid down the ace of hearts, once more catching a king from the South hand. She then continued with the hearts, allowing East to take the final trick in the suit. East then returned he en of clubs, which pu West in position to take four club tricks. Altogether, the defenders took ten tricks, defeating the vulnerable redoubled contract six. Some of his friends asked John Law later how he had come to go down six redoubled and vulnerable. "It wasn't easy," he sighed. In the Union Aunt Sally Peters sayi she thinks meat and other food dealers get their ideas for prices Irom those $100-a-plate political dinners and that's what keeps the cost of living, up where It is. Answer to Previous Puzzle i ACROSS ! 1 "Empire i Stale," New 5 "Granite State," Hampshire 8"Buckeye State" 12 Enthusiastic ardor 13 Before 14 Writing tools 15 Row 16 Contend 17 Formerly 18 Biochemical enzyme DOWN 1 Shout 2 Hodgepodge 3 Rave 4 Manipulates, as dough 5 At no time 6 Assam silkworm 7 Tiny 8 Musical dramas 9 At this place 10 Present month Cab.) 11 Hops' kilns 19 Drunkard 25 Therefore 26 Peruse 27 Baking chamber in a stove 28 Back of the neck 29 Mix 40 Horn 42 Punitive 43 Egyptian goddess 44 African river 45 To cut 47 Jot 48 Bivalve season 23 Taxis 24 Tumult 20 Allowance for 2 <> Beverage waste (pi.) 22 Church fast 21 Drone bee 22 Meadow 23 Wave top 26 Motives 30 Ventilate 31 Number 32 Huge tub 33 Marsh 34 Dine 35 Soot flnial 36 Condescended 39 More rational 41 Operated 42 Play on words 43 Insert 46 Lure 50 Warble 51 Prohibit 53 Protrude, as the tongue 54 Ileum (comb, form) 55 Brazilian macaw 56 Greek letters 57 Observed 58 Unit of reluctance 59 Incarnation 31 Year between mollusk 12 and 20 49 Lohengrin's 37 Western state bride 38 Light touch 51 Heavy rod 39 Old Sol 52 Exist M » 3* of Vishng 41 57

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