The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 23, 1954 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 23, 1954
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FAOC TOtJH BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COTJTH1* MBW9 •ATtTROATJANUARTIi, 1MH THE BIATHBVILLE COURIER NEWS tm'oounna NWS oo. R, W. HAINKS. PuMtoier KAKRT A. KAINE8, AuUttnt Publisher A. A. PRIDBIOKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt National Adrertlsini Representatives: Wallaw Witawr Co., New York, Chlcno, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ___ Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle. Arkansai. under act of Congress, October », 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or nny suburban town* where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a ritdius of 50 miles, S5.00 per year, $5.50 for six months. >1.35 for three month',: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable !n »dv»nce. Meditations Tribulation and anjulsh. upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile. — Romans 2:9. * * * There are no crown-wearers in heaven who were not cross-bearers here below. — Spurgcon. Barbs The best time to look to the future Is before the present becomes the past * * * In an Illinois town patients must pay the doctor n iadnnce. It takea dough to turn a tuffimyaehe Into appendicitis. * * * Any taxi driver could give you a list of people who have been driven to drink, * * * It'i proable that the people who say very little think twice. * * * * II winter convinces some men that they should pull up their aocks, we're for it. Ike's Social Security Plan Shows Concern for People The social security system has been part of the federal and state government fabric since 1938. No politician who values his political life would propose that any substantial portion of it be repealed. On the contrary, most politicians agree that social security is here to stay, whatever some of them may say publicly about ''welfare-statism." In fact, the Re-. publicans, who did not author the system, promised in their 1952 national platform to extend security coverage and make other improvements. In keeping with those pledges, President Eisenhower recently submitted a broad plan for the further development •of social security. First of all, the President proposed to widen coverage from the present 69 million Americans to 80 million, bringing under protection self-employed farmers, professional people, and others. Second, he would liberalize provisions governing outside earnings for the aged. Right now, any time a person under 75 years of age earns $75 a month on the outside, he loses that month's social security benefit. Mr. Eisenhower would allow an individual to make 51000 a year in this manner without jeopardizing his government benefit, Third, he would raise monthly payments. For those now retired, the existing individual minimum per month is ?25, the maximum ?85. The range for a man and wife is ?37.50 and $127.50. Under the new plan, the individual lows and highs would be S30 and $98.50, the man and wife figures $45 and §147.75. For people retiring in the future, the individual maximum would climb to 5108.50, for a man and wife S162.75, as result of increased contributions. At this time, both employer and em- ploye contribute 2 per cent each on earnings up to $3600 a year. That rate is slated to go up to 3 per cent by 1965. Mr. Eisenhower would hike it even higher, to 3.75 per cent, by 1970. And he would have this bite taken out of $4200 a year instead of $3600. All these proposals can be argued for on reasonable grounds. If the system is here to stay, as seems evident, then it ought fairly to cover as much of the working population as possible. No segment should suffer discrimination. But certainly persons able and willing to continue working past retirement age ought to be encouraged to do so without penalty of loss of benef it. It appears reasonable, too, that contributions should gradually rise so that the ultimate return to the retired worker may be greater. These principles put wise stress on self-help within a system of group protection. ' At the same time, the plan to hike benefiti make* ««na«, »inc« the postwar inflation has sharply reduced the purchasing power of the dollar. What may have seemed an adequate minimum some years back can look pretty skimpy in today's markets. By this program Mr. Eisenhower has offered hard, specific evidence that his concern for the average American is not a thing of mere high-sounding generalities. His proposals deserve the attention of his party and the whole Congress. Old Fire Burns On It ia comforting to hear that our temperamental public figures do not change with the years. Leopold Stokowski, the eminent and eccentric symphony conductor, demonstrated the other day that he stillhas the old fire. He started fussing at the D.A.R. over some draperies. He wanted a large curtain removed from the stage of Constitution Hall in Washington, He said he'd been complaining about the thing for years because it ruins the acoustics in the place. Eventually he capitulated, played before . the undisturbed drapes, but told his audience, "Do not think we're going to back one inch on principle. .We are not." When he used to conduct in Philadelphia, "Stoky" pulled all the stops. Once he had his orchestra punctuate its playing with coughing, in mimicry of the audience. Anothor time he had the players stroll in by twos and threes, in the manner of fashionable late arrivals at the concert. More than once he stopped his orchestra cold, turned and stared at the crowd, waiting for silence. By contrast, hollering about some draperies seems a little mild. But at least it's proof that all the color is not managed by Hollywood. Views of Others The Stochastics In Washington, members of several economic societies, meeting Jointly, have been indulging In thoughts about the future. The informal consensus seems to run about the same as what we have been hearing from many businessmen, economic experts and politicians Who take fliers Into the conjectural stra- osphere. The word these economo technicians use Is "stochastic," which seems to refer to making an "educated guess." The consensus predicts a "recession" lor the country In 1054 — not a "depression" nor yet the milder alteration In the economy which the experts call a "rolling adjustment," but still such a slight shakedown that it would bring the 1954 business level to about what It was In 1052. We do not mean to reflect on the wisdom of these experts. They mny be right. But we don't put much stock In that' stochastic business. Even If the forecasls-of a "recession" are accurate, that Isn't necessarily bad — depending on degree of course. But we can remember when prosperity was "Just around the corner," Just before the big Depression, and also when the country was faced with ."terrible unemployment," just before the big postwar boom got going. We point out, then, with emphasis, two other Items of news from this same convention of economists. One is the opinion, expressed by several speakers, that while business, as a whole, may not be riding as high, wide and handsomely as It has been, the consumer very well may get a break In prices. Is that bad? Come to- think of it, the consumer has been waiting a long time for a break. It can't be too serious for the economy If he.does get a small one, and that fact In itself, In turn. Just might keep total business up somewhere around its present level. The other point, made by Under-secretary of Commerce Walter Wiliams and mentioned by others, Is that a dip In the economy will require manufacturers to develop new and better products, use more advertising and sales promotion, reduce distribution costs and do a better job in marketing and distribution. In other words, if we get more ot a buyers' market, the sellers will have to get off their hunkers and do some selling. Is that bad? If we are to have an economic alteration, It can't be met by fretting. But It can be met by in- tellingent planing and purposeful adjustment, and the end result could be healthier economy rather than a somewhat artificial and Inflationary boom. — Knoxville News-Sentinel 0 THEY SAY I am shocked that an Attorney General of the United States should believe that Gestapo methods are needed in detecting Gestapo elements. — Sen. Wayne Morse on wiretapping. » * * Chrlstiane (Miss Universe) says she likes housework. I don't know. I'll believe It when I see It. After all, who does?, — Mrs. Marcngo on her new daughter-in-law. * + * I am convinced that American workers do not want social security tax reduction If It means reduced protection for their old age. — Rep. Daniel Reed (R-N. Y.). • * + The United Nations Is as necessary now In international politics us an airport In International travel. — Henry Cabot Lodg*. Arch of Triumph Peter Edson's Washington Column — Uncertainty Exists as to Results Of Denying Citizenship to Reds WASHINGTON—(NEA)—There's till some uncertainty as to Just what President Eisenhower's pro- )osal for a new law to take away he American citizenship of con- 'Icted Communist conspira- ors would do to them. When a >erson loses his citizenship, he be- omes an alien, even though naive born. He could be deported, if rrangements could be made with ny country to take them, Other- p ise, ,he couldn't get a passport. Remaining in the United States nc of these noncltizens would lose is civil liberties, including the ight to vote, serve on Juries, or old public office. But he would ot lose his protection under the ill of Rights, which is extended o allnns as well RB citizens under ic Constitution. Only a few states now clony non- itlzens the right to own property, ut they would have to pay taxes like anybody else. Aliens ordinarily can't get licenses to engage in the practice of medicine, law or tvny of the licensed trades like barbering-. But noncitizens could probably get licenses to drive automobiles. G. I. Holdout!! If President Eisenhower's newly requested law to take away citizenship from convicted Communists is passed soon enough, it will be applied to the 21 American G.I.'s who voluntarily chose to remain with the Rods in Korea. Plans are being made to charge them with desertion and to declare they have forfeited their XJ. B. citizenship. Reliable reports from Tokyo now indicate that Corporal Claude J. Batchelor, who left the group, may have been one of their leaders. At first It was thought that when Batchelor came back, the others would promptly follow. It Is now believed the 21 are being held under real compulsion. But It is hoped that at least seven of them may make a last-minute break for freedom. Mink and Muskrat Both mink and what is reported to have been muskrat graced Capitol Hill the day President Elsen- hower addressed Congress. Newlywed Massachusetts Senator Jack Kennedy's wife donned a mink stole for the occasion, but didn't bother with a hat. Newlywed Senator Joe McCarthy's bride arrived at the Hill wearing a honey-geige chapeau a fur jacket. She didn't wear the Jacket into the Congressional gallery. Inquiries by fashion writers at the Senator's office brought forth: "Go ahead and fiay it was muskrat." He's Really Shy Navy has identified the officer considered the most publicity-shy man in the service. He is Lt. Comdr. Eugene Parks Wilkinson, who will command the first atomic submarine, the USS Nautilus. He has been swamped by literally thousands for requests for interviews and public appearances since he was given this assignment. He has turned them all down. It has meant the loss of a small fortune, in spite of Navy's approval {or Commander Wilkinson to take advantage of some of these offers. Among the bids he has turned down are a TV show appearance which would have netted him several thousand .dollars. He has re- j fused to let his name be used in a movie which would have earned him a neat sum. Same for books and magazine articles. No Normal Year For Him When Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson was asked if he thought 1954 would be f» normal year he replied with some feeling: "Looking back over my life, which has included prosperity, depressions, war and cold wars, I've come to the conclusion that there Is no such thing as a normal year." It's Mrs. Acheson's Show Some 2000 invitations have been sent out for a party to honor Mrs, Dean Achcson. The party date, Jan. 26, calls for tea and picture-gazing at the works of Mrs. Acheson. Her show, however, will not include the portrait she has done of her husband. M r s. Acheson's grandfather, John Mix Stanley, was one of the country's best-known painters of Indians and the wild west, He has a .picture in Corcoran Gallery, Washington, called, "The Disputed Shot." Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA )— Ex clusively Yours: Hollywood's new cycle of violent westerns, with more sadism and gore than Mickey Spillane weaves into his who- dunlls, has Joel McCrea shaking his head doubtfully and saying movie-makers »re "ill-advised." The music of bones being snapped on the sound track, says Joel, "Is a big fat mistake and I ought to know because. I've been around since Tom Mix." Waiting to do a scene in U-I'B "Black Echo Canyon," Joel winced about the trend to brutality in sagebrushers. "The western picture has always saved the film industry from message films and psychological stories. But westerns with violence won't aav« anythlnf. Th* minute parents see their children reactlng- lo horror la westerns, they'll start keeping: the kiddle* home. The great westerns didn't have violence. The shock of gangster drama In westerns for a double pay-off Just won't work." Tall, gangling Joel, less weather- beaten In appearance than John Wayne or Gary Cooper, is limiting himself to two fllma a year, explaining: "I'v« got my ranch and my friends in the cattle business. I want to enjoy life. If I do two sictures, I look forward to them with tremendous enthusiasm. H I have to do more than two, it's all drudgery." Inerlte Fortune Maria Felix, th« fiery Mexican beauty who always .gave a big 'NO" to Hollywood offers. Inherits most of the fortune of Jose Negrete, a millionaire many times over. She refused »!1 interviews with movie scribes during her brief itay in Hollywood. Audrey Meadows, wh» playa Jackie Gleason'f wife on TV, will be Kreen-tected at MGM ... Be- cauae Eiperania Wayne named names and placet, "The Angel and the Badman," a 1948 Republic flicker that conferred John Wayne and Gall Russell, If being re-Issued all over the country. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Berrlce By EDWIN t. JORDAN, M. The writer of today's first letter has been taking a frightful risk and I hope no one else will do the same. Q—I hnve a vein growing under my right eye which always gives me the appearance .of having a circle under my eye. Several years ago I visited a plastic surgeon but decided against the operation for removal. I purchased a hypodermic and tried to collapse the vein by Injecting it with alochol, but it always reappears. Can you offer any suggestions? E. A — It seems incredible that someone would try this delicate kind of treatment involving injection of a vein on herself. The writer Is extremely fortunate that nothing serious has happened to the eye. It Is quite likely that nothing can or should be done to the enlarged vein, but if anything is indicated, it should be only after the most careful consideration by a real expert. Q—I have been advised that I have Paget's disease, that nothing can be done for it by way of treatment or to stop its progress. Is this sufficient for you to answer? A—There are two entirely unrelated conditions known by the name of Pnget's disease. One of them Is a disease of the bone, and lor this comparatively little can be done. The other Is an Inflammatory cancerous process around the nipple, nntl this is usually treated by surgery. Q — On several occasions when writing about disc degeneration you have suggested spinal fusion for serious types bvit advise against it after the age of 50. Why is this? Mrs. . L. A—I do not mean to be loo specific about this Wncl ot advice. In general physicians have found that II, Is wiser lo be conservative for spinal fusion operations for disc conditions in Ihe later years ol life, but there are some excep- tions to this general rule. Q—Please explain what a fistula is and its cause. My brother has been operated on four times for this. Mrs. E. A—It Is presumed that this question refers to a fistula near the rectum. This Is a lined passageway, and to attain a complete cure it is necessary to cut out all of the tissue lining the passageway or it will come back. These fistulas sometimes extend ft long way, and the operation may be much more extensive than the patient expects. Evidently, in the case referred to, the lining of the fistula was never entirely removed. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Servic* Tricky Hand Cause Of Real Headaches Today's hand would probably be misplayed and forgotten In the average game of rubber bridge. Nobody would even notice that anything had gone wrong. West would win the first trick with the king of spades and continue -with another high spade. South tvould ruff the second spade and get to dummy with a diamond to try a trump finesse, losing to West's king. It wouldn't matter what West did now. He might lead another spnde, hoping to shorten South's trumps past the danger point. South would ruff and would draw two more rounds ot trumps. Declarer would still have one trump left in his hand to keep control. He would give up one diamond, but then the rest of dum- liny'i >ult would bt established and would easily yield a discard Jor South's losing club. See anything wrong? If you don't, look again and then read on. When Robert Bullock, one of the outstanding players of Minneapolis, held the West cards he didn't make the mistake of leading a high spade at the second trick. He knew that South had only one spade, since otherwise Bast would have signalled his doubleton. He also knew that South must have a fine trump suit and that It was vital to attack the clubs before declarer could draw trumps and set up the NORTH 4974 V42 »AK1054 + A96 23 WEST (D) AAKQJ62 »K9 > J 2 AJ10B EAST 4108$ » Q 9 8 + Q532 SOUTH *3 V A Q J 10 6 3 « 763 + K74 Both sides vul. Wert 1 A 2* Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 K North y. • Pass 4 V Eut Sooth Pass 2 * Pass 3V Pass Pan . diamonds. So Bullock led the Jack of clubs at the second trick. Declarer won in (lummy and tried the trump finesse, losing to the king. Bullock promptly led the ten of clubs, renewing the attack. South had to win with the king of clubs, and the diamonds were still not established. There was no way to nvold the loss of one trick In each suit. The hand didn't get lost because it was played in a tournament, the Winter Carnival. Those who failed lo find the right play last year will be trying to find ill the right plays next weekend In St. Paul, where the annual bridge carnival will take place. Linda Darnell's friends are concerned, about her need for seclusion and her Jumpy nerves. They fear a nervous breakdown. Robert E. Kintner, president of the ABC-TV network, is about to green light 14 new video shows all of which will be put on FILM in Hollywood. Says Kintner: "Hollywood's importance as & TV production center becomes Increasingly evident and in the years ahead we'll be looking West for our programming." Eyebrow-lifting quotes: Zsa Zsa pabor, about George Sanders: "He sent me to his psychiatrist, who told me I should wait three months before suing him for. divorce, otherwise George would have a nervous breakdown. So I wait and while I'm waiting Charge sues me and gives ME a nervous breakdown." Reno. He't a cafe owner. Ginger Rogers is smouldering In London over those references in the British press to her over-plump appearance. She went there with Jacques Bergerac to star in "Life- lint." Old Hollywood houses never die, either. The Frankie Laines bought the Richard Dix manse and the Tommy Noonans moved into the Buck Jones' ranch. * Overheard in the U-I commissary as Shelley Winters passed: "She's putting: on weight. Every time ihe thinks about that Italian husband of hers, she gets sentimental and wolfs down a plate of spaghetti." Because they understand «ach other, a woman who has been 3d for eight years married a used car dealer who turns back speedometers •Carlsbad (N. M.) Current Argus. An Indian entered the courthouse and approached the clerk. "I want to have an Indian r,am« changed to white man name," ha said. Asked why. he replied: "I want modern white man nanw, I'm sick of 'Raln-in-Fac«'." 'Well, what do you nosh to ohang* It to?" queried the clerk. The Indian draw hlnucK u» to his full height. Becoming wlsar today isn't an unmixed blessing. It cauaei a person ;o realize what a lool he was yea- terday.—Bristol Herald-Couriw 75 Ywrri Age lit . Mrs. Don Smith will Ieav« tonight for Washington, D. C., wher« she will cpend several weeka visit- ng her sister, Mrs. George Powell, and family. A. G. Shibley has gone to Kansas City where he will attend to justness for severa] days. A spring theme was carried out wehri Mrs. W. D. Chamblln enter- ained members of the Tuesday Bridge Club at her home. After we score the Reds out ot the government maybe someone can devise a plan to scare the government out of the red. » HU * Rose Marie tells about th« guy who broke up with his wife "because of Illness—he got sick of her." Ladd Consider* Role Alan Ladd's considering a gangster role as a change of pace. The subject he likes is Alexander Korda's "Forty Five," st«ry of a. V. B. mobster hiding out in a British village. Maurice Chevalier will sit In with Hollywood writers on the plotting of his film biography, "The Man From Montmarte," In which Danny Kaye will play tha lead. Ella Mae Morse, the blues doll, has found a heart Interest In In a gathering there's nobody keeps so completely quiet as the husband of the president of » woman's club when she start* sounding off her views, «ayi \UJit Molly Harmsworth. Estonian Escapade Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 1 Estonia is a country of quaint old 6 It has a 725-mile line 11 Revoke a legacy 12 Possessor 13 30 (Fr.) 14 Joined 16 Bitter vetch 17 Gibbon !9 Oriental porgy 20 Promoulovy 22 Make a lace edging 23 Distribute 24 Hiker 26 Shatter 27 Organ of hearing 28 Sailor 29 Onager 30 Brazilian macaw 31 Manifest 34 Church dignitary 38 Low haunts 39 Feline animal 40 Stupefy 41 Is (Latin) 42 Scottish alder 43 Powerful explosive 44 Steps over fences 47 Type ot.tur 50 Amphitheater 51 Tally 52 Conducts 53 Variety of plf DOWN 1 One who use* pitch 2 Russian city 3 Small tumor 4 Seine 5 Operators of blast furnaces 6 Justice chamber 1 Have 8 Blackbird of cuckoo family 9 Hunting dog 10 Handles 13 Canvas shelter 15 Viands 18 Swiss river 21 Blotches 23 Wall paintings S6 Burrow 25 Time gone by 37 Grafted (her.) 26 Denuded 39Houses (It.) • 28 Acerbity 45 Meadow j 31 Poems - 46 Conclude 32 Chaste 48 Royal College M All of Physicians 34 Golf term (ab.) 35 Dress 40 Me (Fr.) 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