The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 20, 1954 · Page 8
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 8

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Wednesday, January 20, 1954
Page 8
Start Free Trial

PAGE EIGHT THE BLVTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. HAINE8. Publisher HAERY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRIOKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle. or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per <veek. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Until the day In which he was taken up, after that he through the Holy Ghwrt had given commandments unto the apostles whom he had chosen.—Acts 1:2. He is taken up, that He may fulfill His design In dying, and give the work of our salvation Its last completing act.—John Flavel. Barbs Because of the price of liquor, some folks buy leas while others buy more—and get soaked. * * * The fellow who isn't always under the Impression he's overburdened has a better chance of delivering the goods. » * * How would the school kids like to change places with mother? She does homework all day long! » * * A writer says more and more (Iris are playing tolf In the south. And their long drive* are probably taken In a boy friend's car. ' * * * A woman asken for a divorce because her husband threw his dinner at her. Maybe It was In t, couple of cans. Congress Should Face Up To Ike's Farm Plan By any realistic election-year measure, President Eisenhower's farm program embodying the principle of flexible price supports has very little prospect of approval. The existing policy of high, rigid farm price supports is obviously an unsatisfactory solution to the agricultural problem. Most farmers themselves will admit that, privately if not otherwise. The outstanding feature of present law is that it encourages farmers to produce, not for the market, but for storage. Government warehouses are bulging with a variety of commodities taken off farmers' hands in keeping with the support program. These surpluses constitute a travesty on economic planning. Yet many years of operating under the high, fixed support arrangement have led most farmers to identify this plan tightly with their personal well- being. With all its faults, they prefer it to some other, untried system — whatever its advertised virtues for them and the general public. Politicians understand this mood, indeed, often seem to encourage it. So it would be the height of folly to expect Congress in an election year to risk the political peril inherent in any new farm policy. At the very best, one might hope for some kind of compromise that might continue rigid supports for a time but lead gradually into a more discriminating flexible system at a future date. After all, Mr. Eisenhower's administration has given a year's intensive study to the farm problem, and has emerged with a detailed program drafted scrupulously — crop by crop — to provide a saner result for all concerned. It would seem a great pity for all this effort to be wasted simply because Congress has the standard, election-year trembles. Whether or not Mr, Eisenhower's flexible plan makes any headway, Congress will find itself virtually compelled to attend to one part of the President's farm program: the disposition of huge surpluses now accumulating. The President is firmly opposed to destroying any food or fiber. Likewise he understands the danger to world trade relationships that would lie in any' wholesale dumping of stored products. Thus he proposes that these pile-ups somehow be "insulated" from normal channels of distribution. Translated into plain English, that iwrat to m*«n disposing of stocks of but- ter, eggs, grain and cotton by extraordinary devices unrelated to regular trading. These could include use of food in disaster relief here and abroad, in school lunch programs, and the like. Some materials could be stockpiled for war or other emergency. And some could be carefully applied to programs of foreign aid, especially in underprivileged lands. If the Congress would grapple with even this much of the President's carefully wrought program, we could take it as a sign that America's politicians have realized at last that they cannot forever run away from their fundamental problems. And we could hope that in another year — free of the voter's hot breath — they might get to the heart of the matter. Jurispurdence in Verse The solemnity of a jurist's duties must sometimes get the better of him. He can hardly be blamed for an eagerness to treat legal matters lightly when the opportunity comes forward. Whatever the reason a spell of gidi- ness swejt over a couple of their honors recently, and took the form af poetic expression — inspired by a bull, a heifer and a horse. A judge in Port Arthur, Ontario, was moved to render a verdict in verse in the case of a distraught'farmer who , on the part of his heifer, sought damages from a neighbor. Seems his neighbor's armo- rous bull leaped a fence to woo the farmer's heifer. The judge awarded ?35 damages, for the heifer was injured, but he couldn't resist reciting a fitting verse. In Jefferson, Iowa, the same day, a bard of the bench inserted tongue in cheek and versified about a horse named Easter Glow. E. G. had been turned over to Farmer Wilson by its owner, Farmer Smith. The horse was bedded and boarded and now Smith wanted it back, but balked at paying the feed bill. The first verse of the decision went like this: Wilson may keep his Easter Glow For cost of keep, whether or no; For other costs in neat disguise. Now should legalistic poetry assume the proportions of a trend, it would be an alarming one indeed. It could lead to a complete revision of the law books by Ogden Nash or some such, and law- school courses in "Courtroom Verse." That's poetic justice. Views of Others What's the Country Com ing To? So Harrison County, Ohio, refuses Federal aid I This Is the most blatant assertion of selfish self-interest to cem before the ubiquitously watchful eyes of our now unfortunately vanquished defenders of social progress since 1933. In the past 20 years we, as a Nation, made great strides toward providing a highly co-ordinated and well-planned guidance, education, and protection of the thoughts and actions of our citizenry against Just such pitfalls into which the citizens of Harrison County have fallen — thinking of their own petty local problems before those of the Nation as a whole. It is distressing that the citizens of Harrison County are acting the way they are. Apparently they have not even had initiative enough to coordinate their action on either a State, national, or United Nations level to find out if their be- haviour is to their own advantage — which, of course, it is not! We may, however, forgive them this error of ignorance, so long as corrective measures are being taken in higher eschelons of political administration. The Harrison County heresy Is more our fault than theirs, for it is our socially minded legislators who have failed to provide Harrison County with proper indoctrination in the principles of liberal government. Unless more of us, who 'have enough initiative to understand the Importance of sublimating our individual opinions, ideas, and ambitions Into a greater Ideal of obtaining all freedoms for all people everywhere, through ideolistically motivated coordinators directly responsible to everybody, take a strong stand for more effective liberal laws and educational methods. It, is entirely possible that eventually even a majority of our helpless citizenry may in the future become, through ignorance, subscribers to the Harrison • County heresy. It is even possible that a reactionary majority might, if left unchecked, overrule the inviolable rights of our minorities by reviving that political anachronism, the Jeffersonlan Bill of Rights to the detriment of the great Roosevelt's Pour-Freedoms, which In addition to being less materialistically selfish than the Bill, of Rights are also far broader and more Idealistic. If such an unhappy situation were to occur, and more counties, and more States, were to try to guide their own petty destinies with their own Inadequate funds and concepts what would become of our national program to protect the American Citizen from himself? There is only one answer to the Harrison County question. The citizens of Harrison County must be forced to accept Federal aid, whether they want It or not. The (reedom of the world's people must not be endangered by the outmoded, conservative, and most anti-liberal political philosophy of local self-governmcnll — Washington (D. C.) Evening Star BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.)" COURIER MBW» 'So Much for Business—Now About November. WTON1WDAY, JAHtTART », 19W HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Ex- ilusively Yours: Tony Curtta and Janet Leigh, the only married couple playing movie lovers these days, were under the highly critical professional eye of Director Rudy Mate for the big love scene n "The Black SHIELD." At its conclusion, Mat* announced: 'Just perfect. No one would ever believe you were man and wife." Peddle the jinx yarn about Academy Award winners to somebody else — Mercedes McCambridge sn't buying the legend. Mercedes' name pops up every ime a writer compiles a list of winners who have been cursed by moviedom's greatest honor, but he wants it known that "the Oscar wasn't a Jinx for me. It was he greatest thing that ever hap- >ened to me. I don't work often, »ut when I do. the role is a dooz- ;r. Another thin?, it built up my ;alary. I don't have to work for peanuts anymore." Everybody didn't besiege Merceles with offers of work after "All he King's Men," she admits, hut 'there were plenty of mediocre pictures offered and I turned most »f them down. I'm glad now that did. I want to go on acting until 'm an old lady. You don't last hat long in pictures if you take everything that comes your way." Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Ikes Plan for Expatriating Reds Would Give the Law New Teeth WASHINGTON— (NEA) —The two enthusiastic bursts of applause which greeted President Eisenhower's request for a new law to deprive Communists of American citizenship, during his State of the Union message to Congress, indicate that Congress will rush action on this proposal. And when it does become the law of the land, Department of Justice attorneys do not anticipate any challenge to its constitutionality. Contrary to first impressions of the congressmen, this v/as not, some tiling brand new which the President popped at them. There Is a little-known, but long 1 , legal history behind this matter of depriving Americans of their citizenship rights when they renounce their allegiance to the U. S., or otherwise become expatriates. In general, loss of citizenship has been the penalty for draft evasion, desertion of the armed forces in time of war, or treason against the U. S, But it has also been applied to individuals who voluntarily elect to become citizens of another country through marriage or for other personal reasons. One of the first tests of such laws came in the case of Huber vs. Rellly, in 18G6. Henry Reilly, a resident of Franklin County, Pa., of which Chambersburg is the county seat, tried to vote In the 18G6 election, Huber, an election official, refused to accept Reilly's ballot on the grounds that though he had been registered for the Civil War draft, he had never served, and had never furnished a substitute nor paid the required fees to buy exemption from service. Rellly sued to have his ballot counted and won in the lower courts. This decision was affirmed on appeal on the grounds that since Reilly had never been convicted of desertion and never been subjected to forfeitures of citizenship under the law, he was entitled to vote. The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania did hold in this case that the U. S, had the power to impose forfeiture of citizenship. In 1868 Congress declared that expatriation was "a natural and Inherent right of all people." In other words, if any American citizen voluntarily chooses to became may do so. The early doctrine was that the individual had to have a choice, a citizen of another country, he and had to perform the acts necessary to make him a non-U, S. citizen of his own free will. The first general expatriation statute was passed in 1908. This has been tested In several cases. On Aug. 14, 1909, an American- born young woman married a British-born citizen named Gordon MacKenzfe. Though he lived in California and Intended to maintain his residence in this country, he had never become a naturalized American citizen. Mrs. MacKenzle subsequently sought to register as a voter in California. She was refused the right on the grounds of her marriage to a British citizen. She sued (MacKenzie vs. Hare), to retain her voting rights as a native-born American citizen resident in the U. S. The courts denied her plea on the ground that her marriage to a foreigner—a voluntary choice of expatriation—deprived her of citizenship. This decision was upheld j on the basis of the inherent powers of the government in foreign relations. A provision to this effect was written into the U. S. Nationality Act of 1940. Three grounds for expatriation were given: 1. Formal, written renunciation of citizenship. 2. Commission of an act of treason, attempt by force to overthrow the government, or the bearing of arms against the government. 3. Departing from or remaining outside the U. S. in time of war or national emergency to evade military service. All of these provisions were carried over into the McCarran Immigration and Naturalization Law of 1952. There has been some criticism of the idea of expatriation as the penalty for avoidance of acts of allegiance. In draft dodging and treason cases it places people in the position of having no citizenship whatever. Against this position, it Is argued that if an individual wants to destroy the state, the government has no duty to protect him. Many legal problems arise when an attempt is made to impose expatriation for actions not clearly defined, say Department of Justice legal experts. If these actions result in conviction for a crime, however, they say these problems are removed. This Is what President Eisenhower's proposal embodies. It aclls for expatriation after conviction by the courts for having conspired to advocate the overthrow of the U. S. government by force. It would consider activity by a Communist as voluntary. It would apply to Communists convicted under the Smith Act after passage of the new expatriation act, but it would not apply to the Communist leaders already sentenced and serving sentences under the Smith Act. There would be some question of proving voluntary action if an attempt .were made to have the new law apply retroactively. Jane Russell's wails about her postage-stamp-sized costume in 'The French Line" is a ffemiliar refrain. She screamed about the blouse that almost wasn't there when "The Outlaw" was released. So why wear such getups In the Irst place, kid? They Putzle Caddies Jack Benny and Bob Hope are ouzzlers to the caddies at the plush ["hunderbird Country Club in Palm Springs. One of the bag haulers .old me: "I've never . seen two such nervous guys when they step up to hit a ball. They squirm and wiggle and sweat. Yet they're calm and at ease in front of 50,000 people. I don't get it." the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. A correspondent writes that her 15-year-old daughter has not yet shown signs of maturity, although most of her companions have. The physical changes associated with adolescence In girls do not always come at the snme age, nor are they completed at the snme rate. Generally speaking, there Is no cause for undue concern if there is delay until 14 or 15. or if they start before the age of 13. Apparently, these changes are affected by family background, racial descent, climate and other influences. The appearance of the physical changes of adolescence in girls can be quite shock to the girls unless properly managed. Every girl approaching 12 should be properly instructed, preferably by her mother, and made to realize that about one and one-half million other girls in the country are going through approximately the same experience at the same time. The changes of adolescence should be accepted us a step towards maturity by the girls and by their parents. Whon this is not done an unexpected event may cause some emotional distress. It should be explained that the changes about to develop are the result of Increased activity on the part of those hormones or internal glands which have to do with femininity. Girls Become Nervous After adolescence begins and usually tor two or three years thereafter, girls ore normally somewhat mote nervous and less consistent In their behivlor than uiey were before or will be later. Parents also should not worry about the seeming personality change which often occurs. When an adolescent girl is unreasonable parents do well to Ignore it alto;ether, take It calmly, and yet continue to be firm about those things which are really important. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Hero Needs Luck To Win Game "How was I to know?" asks a Pittsburgh reader. "I let South make the accompanying hand, but I thought »t the time that I was making a good play. How could I tell that I was going to be a goat instead of a hero? "West, my partner, opened the six of spades. Dummy played the nine, I covered with the jack, and South won with the ace. South now finessed the queen of diamonds to my king. "I couldn't tpll how good my partner's spades were, but I knew that my hearts were very good. Hence I returned the king of hearts. "South won with the ace of hearts, cashed the ace of diamonds and gave up a diamond trick to my jack. Now I could take the queen and jack oi bearU, but South still had a stopper in the suit and my tricks came to an end. South made the rest of the tricks, fulfilling his contract. Was I just unlucky, or did I make a bad play?" There was a way to know. West's opening lead was surely a fourth- best card. Using the Rule of Eleven, East could tell that South had only one card higher than the six of spades. In order to use the Rule of Elev- NORTH ZC WEST 44107632 + J871 Soutk 1N.T. Pass we « AQ108S + 9543 EAST 4J85 VKQJ82 4KJ5 , *10S SOUTH (D) *A4 VA1093 • 7432 + AKQ Both sides vul. • Wert North East Pass 3N.T. Pis» Pass Opening lead— en, subtract the number of the card le from .eleven. The remain der equals the number of higher cords held by the other three players put together. Six from eleven leaves five, meaning that there are five cards higher than the six ol spad. i In the North, East, an( South hands. Dummy has two of them And East has two. Hence South can have only one. What's more, South was pretty well marked with ihortneM In Erskine Johnson IN = HOLLYWOOD? The French newspapers are full of feature stories about the big romance between Robert Taylor and Eleanor Parker down Egypt way. They're costarring in MGM'e "Valley of the Kings" and the love bulletins could be publicity. Now It can be told that Marlene Dietrich sewed a. few extra pearls on that eye-popping costume ehe wore at Las Vegas after still photographs left her pop-eyed. . . . Joan Crawford's outing with her 'our small children at a Hollywood night-club opening would have made a good still photograph, too, but I doubt that it would have turned up in a parents' magazine. This year's Oscar ceremonies will be televised again, but the Academy brass' hate nixed NBC's bid to give it the color-video treatment. There was r.o explanation as to why. . . . There's an Ironic note for Hollywood Insiders over .he costarring of Don Taylor and Joan Vohs in a TV hall-hour drama. A clue is that Joan played Mrs. Elroy Hlrsch In "Crazy Legs." Miriam Nelson, the wife Gene .eft at home when he dashed into Jane Powell's arms, is dashing into a, TV career. the century, It looks certain tot Marilyn Monroe to play Evelyn In "The Girl in the Red Swing." The studio purchased the fictlon- ized, paper-backed biography from Charles Samuels for »3,000, ' but shelled out far more than that to Evelyn and others for the right to depict them on the screen. • Handle MM Gingerly ' Potential sponsor*, I hesr,<ar»? giving the Mae West TV show th« hot-potato treatment and asking Mae to guarantee that she won't be too spicy lor the home tudi- ences. * B ?* IJsa Ferraday'i lawyers are out to collect a whopping sum of money from the estate of the late film producer Para Blumenthal, whom Lisa was expected to wed. :The moolah represents sums of money loaned to the producer by List b«- tore his death. 'The Lady or the Tiger," that old literary saW, has been reactivated at Fox as a Cinema-Scope special. Nevermore Dept: A Hollywood street-corner bench near Vine Street features an ad calling th« attention to the talents of Jim, Jr.. the raven who acts in movies. A PSYCHOLOGIST says yoU(<| can't get ahead in this world If you go around insulting people. No?' He never heard of Groucho Marx? Kingsport (Tenn.) Time*. ESKIMO LAP — What would you say if I told you that I had traveled a thousand miles through snow and ice with my dog team Just to see you? THE TIME has come when Texans must do more about the water situation than Just hang a dead snake belly-up on » barbed wire fence and hope for rain. — Sherman (Tex.) Democrat. IS Ycari Ago In t;y*/i«ri//e— J L Nabers was elected president of the Retail Grocers Association at a meeting last night at the city hall. Mr. and Mrs. George M. Lee, who recently purchased a new trailer for traveling left this morning for Fort Myers, Fla,, and other points of the state. They plan to be away for a month. Eussell Mosley will leave tomorrow for Tuscaloosa, Ala., where' he will enroll at the University of Alabama. Mr. Mosley was a midterm graduate .of the local high school. Now that Fox hai obtained clearances from Evelyn Nesbitt and all the still-living "dramatis person- nae" involved the sensational Harry K. Thaw case at the turn of spades since he won the first trick. He would almost surely refuse the first trick If he could safely do so. In short, East could have worked out the correct defense. He should have returned spades after winning his first diamond trick. He would then win another diamond trick and lead another spade, allowing West to aefeat the contract with four spade tricks. It was agreed on the lighter side at the barbershop that with our young men having to spend two years in the armed forces, the country will probably face a shortage of good fool players for years to come. Baby Business Answer to Previous ACROSS 1 Baby's bed 5 Baby's father 9 Baby's food catcher 12 Flower 13 Landed 14 Before 15 Straightness 17 Correlative of neither 18 Assail 19 Equipping 21 Musical instrument 23 On baby's floor 24 Perform 27 Venture 29 Pretend 32 Wanderer 34 Baby's chair 36 Blame 37 Place within 38 Wild hog 39 Pouches 41 Color •2 Demented 44 Chinese city 46 Most trite 49 Baby girl's name 53 Exclamation 54 Heights 56 Constellation 57 French baby's Dad 58 Ages 69 Baby's physician (coll.) 10 Swedish (ab.! 11 Withered DOWN 1 Crustacean 2 Part 3 Mrs Oslrli 4 Poet Stephen Vincent 5 Card game 6 Kind of vinegar 1 Evergreen tree 8 Essential oil 9 Deluded 10 Press 11 Floating ice mass 16 Musical exercises 20 Oxidizes 22 Removes baby's clothes 24 Nomad 25 Palm tree fruit 26 Balsam poplar45 Baseball teams 28 Heroic poems 46 Fish 30 Light 47 Tropical food I 31 Allot plant 33 Wall painting 48 Diving duck 35 In proper 50 Land measure! position 51 Close (football) 52 Essential 40 What baby being wears 43 Oceans 55 Baby boy's nickname

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free