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PAGE POUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEWS TUESDAY, JANVART », !»S4 TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKI OOUKIBt NEWS CO. R. W. HAINES. Publisher CARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICK80N. Editor D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ol« Nttlonul Advertising Representatives: Willie* Witnver Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtltnU, MemphU. __ Entered as second class matter nt the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member at The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any cuburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25e par week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, W.SO for six months. (l.'S for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For m voice declareth from Dan, and publlsheth affliction from Mount Ephralm.—Jeremiah 4:15. * * » Afflictions clarify the soul. And like hard masters, give more hard directions. Tutoring the non-age of uncurbed affections —Quarles. Barbs Some folks would rather remain single—others would rather knot. * * * What makes a .woman tell you how many years •he's had a dress when you compliment her on. It? No wonder "you can't take It with you." You can't hang on to It while you're living. * * * Most people won't listen to both sides—unless they happen to be on a record. * * * It takes 18 to 20 years to develope all the bones ind muscles of our feet and then we walk all over them. Time Control Could Stop Bickering on Stop Light The controversial traffic signal at the corner of Sixth and Park Streets appears due for another trial — about the fourth In the past three years. .'-• Proponents of the light say it is needed because school children have to cross this busy intersection. Opponents say the light merely bottlenecks traffic, especially since it has never been synchronized with the signal at Sixth and Chickasawba. and that the small amount of side-street traffic doesn't jusify its existence. Since any student traffic across this intersection would, to us, justify a traffic signal there, we hope the city will put a time-clock control on it so traffic can move unimpeded when school is in session. If the signal operated only during those three periods a day when students are going, to and from school, the demands of both factions in this matter could be met. Congress Should Not Heed Extremists on T-H Revision President Eisenhower has made some constructive proposals for improvement of the Taft-Hartley Act. They deserve the earnest consideration of Congress, and probably the bulk of them merit adoption. Not unexpectedly, the country's top labor leaders dismissed the recommendations as either bad or just secondary. For years they have made it clear that nothing less than outright repeal of the law would satisfy them. On the other hand, even in advance of the President's presentation, the National Association of Manufacturers declared it favored no changes at all. Neither of these positions appears to reflect maximum concern for the general public interest. Union leaders dub Taft-Hartley "anti- labor," but their definition of "anti- labor" is anything that restricts labor's behavior in any way. Since labor must be expected to be responsive to reasonable restraint no less than other segments of society, the leaders' attitude is plainly narrow and selfish. No more can be said for the NAM viewpoint. Taft-Hartley is a massive law containing more than 100 clauses. Though many of these are pickups from the old Wagner Act, much of the law was new when passed in 1947. It would be a miracle if nearly seven years' experience with it did not indicate considerable need for improvement. To shut the door on change is merely to ape labor's approach — with reverse English. The President's program ought to get from Congress a more rational and more moderate appraisal than these extremes can promise. Whether it will remains to be seen, Mr. Eisenhower's proposals are not without their controversial aspect. He wants to soften the ban on the secondary boycott, and this is a proposal that needs to be examined with great care. He suggests, too, that secret, federal ballots be taken in laW disputes; the exact intent of his provision is not entirely clear. But on balance most of these ideas have been in the hopper since at least 1949, when the late Senator Taft himself introduced many of thorn. At that time the senator succeeded in steering a substantial list of amendments to Senate passage, but they foundered in the House on the rock of Democratic-Labor opposition committed to full repeal. Certainly the time is at hand to reshape Taft-Hartley in the light of working experience. Reasonable change will benefit workers, employers and the public, all of which the law must serve fairly. Congress should not be turned aside from this goal by the pleas of extremists on either side. Views of Others Compromise at Southern Expense. The bill that the Senate parsed to increase the cotton acreage allotment to 21 million, 379 thousand, 342 acres, after Secretary of Agriculture Benson set the allotment at 17 million, 010 thousand, 448 acres, Is an unsatisfactory compromise measure. However, both South and West were represented by the Democrat co-authors, Sen. James O. Eastland of Mississippi and Sen. Clinton P. Anderson of New Mexico. There is to be further compromise. The entire Senate Agriculture Committee will meet with the full House Agriculture Committee to try to reconcile the differences between this bill and the one passed by the House last year. That wa-i the only way the Senate measure could get past the strong opposition of Sen. J. William Fulbright, Sen Richard B. Russell of Georgia and most of the other senators from the traditional cotton states. The bill discriminates against the South by providing for an unfair distribution of the additional three million, 468 thousand acres. The West •would come out with a 13 percent gain. The South would be left with one per cent Increase. It Is generally agreed that the original allotment should be upped In order to take cafe of hardship cases. Senator Eastland drummed for his bill by declaring that the hill farmers of his state could fare allrlght under the compromise. But cotton has ceased to be a major crop in the hills of the South. It Is concentrated in the Delta and other alluval lands of the region. There is where production is pitted against Western competition. The West's new cotton business is in line with the historical movement of production, which has been a series of shifts from the South Atlantic seaboard since the early 1800's. Natural economic factors may encourage continued growth of the Industry In the West, But a profound observation was made by Senator Russell against the Senate bill. He said there was no reason to use legislation to speed a possible shift of cotton out of the South. The Senate bill would extend for only a year. The South, though, would be compromised longer by the boost given the Western Industry. —Arkansas Democrat On Outsmarting Youth Mcrchandlsing's oldest adage Is, of course, "why plug only one when you might could sell two? 1 ' From such sound logic, we suppers, came Into the matching mother-and-daughter dress and the father-and-son topcoat. And we have no doubt It was some canny piecework carpenter who first sold the Idea every dog lover should have at least two holes in his door—a big hole for big dogs and a little hole for little dogs. So probably amazement should be minor at the aluminum industry's new catch-play: A palsy- walsy snow shovel set containing a big snow shovel for papa and a little .snow shovel for Junior, that they may undertake one of life's more dreary responsibilities In mutual camaraderie and one - way education. The educational opportunity seems particularly priceless—and we hate ourselves for even thinking of It. If the little shovel can be thrust upon the little one, why need the old dog go out at all?—St. Louis Globe Democrat. SO THEY SAY If we (Republicans) do the work we should win the Senate next year. — Sen. E. M. Dirksen (R.-I1).). * * * The way to deter aggression Is for the free community to be willing and able to respond vigorously at places and with means of its own choosing. — John Foster Dulles. * * * First they (the administration) says there Is no recession — and then they promise to get us out of the one we are In. — Senator Symington (D-Mo.) * » • » I personally believe that without socialized medicine a (health) program can be evolved that will be helpful to our people In carrying the burden of medical and hospital costs. —Rep. Chas. A. Wolverton (R-N. J.). N "Don't Worry, Sonny Boy! I Love You!" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) — Be hind the Screen: Hugh O'Brien and Buddy Hackett are subbing for Bud Abbott. and Lou Costello In U-I's "Fireman Save My Child" because of Costello's illness. Bui there will be no resemblance between their laugh-getting antics. Bud and Lou yanked all their patented comedy routines out of the script before they would let U-I make the picture without hem. Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Ike May Spell Out His Program But Congress Has tlce Final Say WASHINGTON ~-(NEA) — The ,rst hundred days of the second ear of President Dwight D. Eisen ower's administration now seem estined to go down in history as he period in which he finally got jccific and spelled out his pro- ram in detail. The first hundred ays of his first year in of ice ere somewhat disappointing ir iat respect. They could In no sense be com ired with the first hundred days Franklin D. Roosevelt's first dmlnlstretlon, which made an aw- ul lot of history. Such a corn- arison may be justified, however, the hundred days ahead. For In President Eisenhower's ew State of the Union message Congress he mentioned r>pccifi- ally 14 other messages he now as In preparation for transmis- on to Congress. He nlsn listed une 50 special programs and projects he wanted Congress to go to work on. This does not include the 25 tax reforms which he said would be included in the budget message. The President's heart - to - heart television talk to the nation on Jan. 4 was criticized somewhat for Its generalities. The hour - long State of the Union message nlso dealt extensively in broad statement of principles. But this latter speech did reveal in online that a tremendous amount of staff work has been done. All the commissions and advisory groups that have been nt work in the post year ore beginning to pay off. Special Messages Spell It Out , In addition to the Jan. 11 farm policy and Taft - Hartley reform messages, special messages of the next few weeks will include: So- cial Security law changes on Jan. 14; a health plan on Jan. 18; a housing plan on Jan 25, and the economic report on Jan. 28. Messages on foreign trade policy and federal - state government relationships are promised after the special commissions investigating these subjects report. Other new commissions are proposed: One is a permanent commission to regulate postal rates in an effort to take that controversial subject out of Congress and poli- ics. Another is a federal commission on aid to education to lol- ow a series of conferences to be held in each state during the coming year. Special messages on other subjects nre promised. They include continuing foreign aid to Korea, Indo - China, Formosa and Europe; changes in the atomic en - ergy law and specific reforms on Ihe national defense set - up; a series of special messages on economic measures; a number of proposals on conservation of natural resources; several important civil rights proposals, including denial fcttizenship to Communists and ranting of the vote to 18 - year olds by constitutional amendment. The purpose of relisting all these ,dens in summary is to emphasize that this is no negative program of a stand - by administra- ;lon intended only to quiet things down after the rowdy reforms of ;hc New and Fair Deal days. What President Eisenhower has come up with is the outline of a dynamic irogram in itself. Took A Year to Prepare Program On Inauguration Day, 1953, It was freely predicted that it might take the new administration a year in which to put together its pro- gram. The year is now up, and here it is. The work load this throws on Congress tg tremendous. The "must" program which the | President gave Congress a year ago consisted of only a dozen Tnieasures. he President's own summary of his accomplishments in the first year listed a like number. But now he is asking Congress for five times as much work, and in an election year. If the Republican record is to be judged on how much of the Eisenhower program Is adotped, the Congress will have to work in the next Bix months as it hasn't worked since Roosevelt's first one hundred days in 1933. There, perhaps. Is the big catch to the President's message. The Eisenhower program that finally emerges is going to be what Congress says it is and not just what the President recommends. For the evenly divided Congress of today is in no sense a "rubberstamp" outfit. I Two examples will point this up. [ The President's ideas on Social j Security changes go to Congress Jan. 14. On Jan. 6 — the day Congress convened, and the day before the President announced bis Intentions — Rep. Carl Curtis of Nebraska Introduced a bill incorporating his committee's ideas on how the system should be re vamped. Even before Congress convened. Rep. Clifford Htpe of Kansas, chairman of the House Agriculture Committee, announced that the question of' farm price supports should be settled by the farmers. He didn't even wait to find out what the President's "flexible" program might be. A Paramount press agent landed in the studio doghouse when he told a Minneapolis columnist that the Breen office was backing down on its censorship restrictions in the face of the current Hollywood "depression." But it's obvious that movies are getting spicier. Rita Hay worth's "Miss Sadie Thompson," the remake of "Rain," is in the same league with "The Moon Is Blue," with situations and dialog that never would have passed the censors five years ato. Claire Trevor, once the busiest star in Hollywood, is a one - or two - movie - a - year gal now, working "just often enough to keep the ham in me happy." Now in "The High and the Mighty," Claire was expected to do big things on television but she 3ays: ' 'I've been offered Lady Lawyer, Lady Judge, Lady Policeman and even Lady Visiting Judge but I've said 'No' to everything. Really, I think it's too late for me to become a star." That's Really Rich Maggie Maskel was boasting about all of Hollywood's swimming pools to a Texas friend, Graydon Heartsill. The Texan yawned and told about a millionaire back home who has THREE swimming pools: 'One has warm water for his friends who like warm water and one has cold water for friends who like cold water. The third pool is for his friends who don't like to swim and has no water." the Doctor Says— Written for NBA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D A CORRESPONDENT writes that she knows a man who Is suffering from a condition which has been diagnosed as dementia praecox and she asks Cor a discussion. This is really another name for a mental disease which has been discussed in the column several times before usually under the preferred term of schizophrenia. It is one of the most important forms of mental illness, and although people who suffer from it behave in different fashions Its particular characteristic is what is known ns a split-personality. In simple terms, this means that a person afflicted with schizophrenia Is likely to show perfectly normal behavior In some respects, but act completely off the beam in others. Schizophrenia cannot be applied to the conflicting Impulses for good and evil which affect practically all normal people. This not insanity. It is only when a person acts like two people, one good and one bad, that mental disease is said to exist. The cause for the development of schizophrenia Is not known. It is most likely to start between the ages of 15 and SO. At first disorderliness and lack of cleanliness may be the onfy signs. Mnny victims also become unduly suspicious and feel that they are • being persecuted. As time goes on hearing or seeing objects which are not there, changes In thinking and judgment, stealing, nnd other alterations in behavior tend to arise. It is a distressing thing to family •nd friends. Must Hr> Evamhii'il The sufferer must somehow he ! examined by a psychiatrist, nnd If thU mental disease It really pros- ent In a sufficiently severe form, the courts can be asked to commit the patient to an institution. This Is not the only form of mental disease but it is surely one of the most important. Many have been helped by electric shock treatments, or by an operatlo on the brain. All should remember that mental disease is no disgrace: the sufferer does not intend to become ill any more than anyone tries to contract pneumonia. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service Tourney Will Show Great Bridge Plays When today's hand was played in the national tournament last month in Dallas, most of the j South players managed to go down at three no-trump. Nobody would go down if he could see all the cards, but players don't have that advantage in actual piny. At practically every table West opened the six of diamonds. East won the first trick with the king of diamonds and returned the nine. South put up the jack, nnd West won with the ace. West then returned the ten or eight of diamonds to force out the queen from the South hand. Declarer could now lake the king and ace of hearts, dropping West's queen. The Jack of hearts follow:d. nnd thi>n n low heart. Enst clsion squarely up to South. Should South take a spade finesse, or should he rely on a club guess for his contract? Anybody who looks at the hand in today's newspaper can see that the spade finesse is sour and that a club finesse will win. At the tournament, however, practically everybody tried the spade finesse and came to grief. Curiously enough, there was a way for South to know the right answer to his problem. The key fact was that West had won the second trick with the ace of dia- NORTH (D) 19 4QJ10 VAJ876 • 5 * A 1065 WEST EAST 4K762 A54 VQ10 V9543 « A, 10 B 6 2 «K94 498 4Q742 SOUTH 4 A983 VK2 «QJ73 4KJ3 Both sides vul. North Eut South Wot 1V Pass 14 Pass 2* Pass 3N.T. Pus Pass Pass Opening lead—* 6 Audrey Hepburn's still denying talk of a romance with Gregory Peck during filming of "Roman Holiday" and scoffing that the rumors had anything to do with the calling off of her engagement to James Hanson, a wealthy Englishman. "We were engaged for two years but \ve were separated most of the time," gorgeous Audrey told me. "We loved each other dearly but we decided to be real sensible about it. We knew marriage wouldn't work with us because both of our careers got in the way." Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis' Christmas card is a howler. The usual greetings and then the line: "A gift in your name has been sent to King Farouk." Friendship - Friendship The Shelley Winters - Farley Granger palship has never died down. Vlttorio Gassman may not approve, but Shelley gets post cards from Parley wherever he is on the globe. Ginger Rogers met Jacques Ber- .gerac's parents for the first time In Paris the other day. Jacques didn't Introduce Ginger when their romance first blossomed in the city. The U. S. Treasury Is blushing. A film short to plug Its bond drive, "The Bond Between Us," was Inadvertently billed mi "Th« Blonde Between Us" in a, publicity release. It's all over between Pierre La If Mure, who penned "M o u 1 i n ' Rouge," and Martha Ellis, who was rumored to be his next bride. Hollywoodites who can read French are gasping at the attacks the private lives of Errol Flynn, Gregory Peck, Bruce Cabot and Peter Lorre in "La Vie Parisienne," the zippy magazine. Paul Gregory and Charles Laughton are denying the rumors, at floodtide these days, that they are breaking up the partnership, that has earned millions with "John Brown's Body," "Don Juan in Hell," "The Caine Mutiny Court - Martial," andjseven Laughton reading tours. An angry Gregory told me: "A* long as Charles and I are in show business we'll probably work together. We're 50-50 partners. His is a great talent, largely overlooked by Hollywood. He makes more sense in five minutes than a lot of Hollywood executives make in five year." lead later on. The only high card that could so encourage West was the king of spades. Relying on this evidence, South should abandon the spades and should depend on an eventual club guess. The play of the hearts would reveal that West had started with five diamonds, two hearts, and four spades (whether or not West happened to signal the spades). East would be marked with four clubs (since West could have only two of them"), and a finesse through the club length would be the percentage (and successful) play for the contract. Esther Williams has notified MGM she won't re - sign when her qontract expires , .. Add "Where- Are - They - Now?" information: , Nancy Carroll of the gorgeout orbs just became the bride of sj,-. Dutch businessman, C. H. Groen,*:n Djakarta, Indonesia. BIG MEN get their faces on American money. We're just little enough to be satisfied to get our hands on .it. — The Brunswick (Ga.) Nev -. 15 Years Ago In BlytfinviHe— A color scheme of red and white ollowing the Valentine motif was ised when Mrs. Rodney Bannister entertained members of the Thurs- lay Contract Club with a lun- :heon. Mrs. F. B. Joyner was -ligh scorer in the bridge games hat followed. Mrs. Charles Crigger, Jr.. was hostess to members of the Thursday Afternoon Club and five juests at an afternoon party at ler home. Her guests included Mrs. Tom Phillips, Mrs. Roland Ireen. Mrs. Loy Welch, Mrs. leorge Pollock and Mrs. L. H, Moore. Mr. and 'Mrs. A. T. Cloar will eave tomorrow for Union City, J'enn., where they will make their j^. home. W Everett True hooked the handle of his umbrella around the neck of a salesman and pulled him clear over the counter because he'persisted In trying to sell Everett shirts, ties and socks when all he wanted was a pair of suspenders. Radio Actress Answer to Previous Puzzle monris. If West had no high card outside of diamonds he would refuse the second trick. He would hope that his partner could win a later trick and lead another diamond. (If his partner couldn't win a later trick and he himself had no high cards, the situation was hopeless.) But West hadn't refused to win the second round of diamonds. This ndiraled lhat he did hold a high ACROSS DOWN 1 Radio actress, 1 Arrivals (ab.) i — Randolph 2 Encounter 7 She portrays 3 Church part the part of 4 A pp r0 ached ,-,„... 5 River valleys 'i?S e 'f. Cr ?'! 6 Goddess of 14 Embellished infatuation 15 Second selling , , nsec t larva 16 Sipper 8 Muse of lyric 17 Cubic meter poc try 24 Seines 18 Years between 9 R emove f rom 26 Bamboo-like 1 9 an^ On /I 12 and 20 19 East (Fr.) 21 Genus of snakes 22 Disembark 25 Brazilian macaw office 10 Tardy 11 Solar disk 12 Possessive pronoun 20 Meddle 21 Flag j "•- 21 flag 'u Assign i-l Domesticated 22 Prevaricator 44 Rugged won Ihc fourth round of hearts and 'cnrd in a side suit, cncourir:ing I shot back • spadi, putting the dc- him U> believe U could gala tb* 31 Anger 32 Males 33 Scottish shcepfold 34 Social insect 35 Writing tool 36 Measure of cloth 37 American flag-maker .39 City in The Netherlands 40 Columns 41 Make a mistake 43 Scottish sailyard 45 Tarry 48 Contests of speed 52 Water bollle 54 Act of holding 55 More hackneyed 56 Everlasting (poet.) 57 Genus of geese (pi.) M Blush grass 28 Scope 29 Dissolve 30 Lampreys ,,„, 38 Dispassionate 50 Sea eagle 40 Tilted 51 Observed 42 Assign 53 Bitter vetch 54 Threefold 45 Things done 46 Building on a farm 47 Flower 49 Coagulated part of milk 23 Italian river mountain crest (comb, form)

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