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PAGE from BLYTHBVILLE (ARK,) COURIER HEWS MONDAY, JANUART «B, 1904 THI BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINEB. Publisher BAlUtY A. HAINES, Awlstant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ol« National Advertising Representatives: Wallae* Witmer Co., New Vorlt, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, MtmphU. __ Entered »s second class matter at the post- office it Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- freu, Octooer », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any •uburbtn town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $6.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, sl.25 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, S12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Tet In thll thlnf, .re did not believe (he Lord your God. — Deut. 1:32. # * # Child of God, If you would have your thought of Ood something beyond a cold feeling of Ills presence, let faith appropriate Christ. — F. W. Robertson. Barbs Girls are naturally curious, says a teacher. Some, however, don't mind being kept in the dark. » * * It'a fbu to believe In younelf, but don't be too »uOj convinced, * * * A Missouri man bit his wife's arm when she complained about the salary he was making. What — not even enough to buy food? * * * Expensive Ihlnu the wife has sent on approval Mldora meet with dad'*. » # » Right now the let that wasn't thin Is taking the place of the gun that wasn't loaded. Good Approach Is Offered To Delinquency Problem In a talk at the Junior Chamber of Commerce's awards banquet here • last week, Circuit Judge Charles Light of Paragould spoke of a proposed domestic relations court as an approach to solving the juvenile delinquency problem. This court, he said, would not only Investigate juvenile delinquency but also^ would check into one of its major causes — broken homes and other types of family difficulties. He »lso said he favored extension of the state's probation system to provide 20 probation officers instead of the present six. We're right behind you, Judge. Juvenile delinquency is no longer an isolated problem arising from big-city slum areas. Its increase Jias been nationwide in scope and there is no reason to believe that the local situation has not done likewise, at least proportionately even if not to a "crisis" point. We have numerous courts of record and equity which have less impact on the average citizen's life, so there is no reason why there should not be a domestic relations court. Family life has followed life in general in its trend toward constantly greater complexity, and the "grin and bear it" attitude that kept many homes whole in the days when divorce was regarded as the ultimate in disgrace no longer prevails. Chancery Court dockets bulge with divorce cases. It is possible that a domestic relations court could not only reduce much of the work of chancery courts, but at the same time could be getting at one of the basic causes of juvenile delinquency — the broken home. We not only agree that the need for more probation officers exists, but still feel that Mississippi County needs a truant officer (or "visiting teacher" or "attendance supervisor" or whatever glossier title may be preferred). The number of youngsters who still get their schooling at the business end of a pool cue is not pleasant to contemplate. The 1955-56 budgets for Mississippi County's 16 school districts total nearly ?2,150,000. Any expense incurred by reason of having a domestic relations court and truant officers would be negligible in the light of having helped us get a far greater return on an investment of this type and size. Consumers Also Need Help from Congress The political sages are pretty well ajrrwd that in * voting year the farmer, whose voting potential is concentrated to powerful effect in a number of states, will get more'attention from Congress than the consumer. Wt'r* all consumers, of course, and consequently farmers total a much small-, er segment of the population. But they are organized for political action through many national federations. Their influence upon the making of laws is direct and immediate. And the results of past elections have demonstrated to trembling politicians that farmers' strength at the polls is no myth. Their uprising against the Republicans in 1!M8 is widely credited with accomplishing the victory of former President Truman. In contrast, consumer organizations seem to cut little figure as pressure groups in Washington. Secretary of Agriculture Benson lias received a great deal of supporting mail from individuals who favor his efforts to cope with the farm problem. But it is doubtful this will have much effect on Congi'ess. Similarly, consumers have to be greatly aroused before they make their numbers felt at the polls. They did in 1946, when they were disgusted with meat controls. Yet normally the irritation is not sufficient to cement them as a voting force. Perhaps they would be more stirred than they are in this election year if they really understood what the existing farm program costs them. As farm price supports work, they keep prices high at a triple cost to the consumer. The guaranteed price is a subsidy to the farmer. If the market won't take his crops, the government will. Paying the farmer for the excess is one charge. But by supporting the price, the government also forces the citizen to pay more for things in the market. So he pays once as a taxpayer and again as consumer. Is that all? Not quite. The surplus which the market can't absorb has to be stored. And it takes $14 million each month out of, the taxpayers' pockets to cover the storage charge on huge supplies of grain, cotton, butter and eggs the government buys from over-producing farmers. The farmers deserve the protection of their government, for they are in a hazardous business. But the present system, with its triple penalty on the consumer-taxpayer, is costly, wasteful and impractical. Farmers know it in their hearts, but they cling to it because they fear the unknown. Politicians know it, and they understand, too, that in the ehd it is up to them to devise a way to get out of the mess, while still reassuring the farmers. One wonders how long it will be before Congress summons tip its courage and frames a program that will give both the farmers and the consumers a break. Views of Others See Yourself Grow A century ago America was filling up with immigrants. Today it Is filling up with its own tables. In 1953 this country had 4 million births. Thus It is maintaining the high birth rate that started 14 years ago. Apparently we have put behind us the unnatural notion that children interfere with the broader life of parents and embrace the better idea that children make the broader life for all. But this flood of children has a meaning in our economic life that runs nip and tuck with its meaning In our spiritual life. More homes must be built. School boards must prepare for the avalanche of growing youngsters. New churches and spreading city boundaries are actualities that must be handled. Men and women are marrying younger. And they are living longer. We have nearly a million more separate households today than we had a. year ago. And the marriage rate of 1.5 million per annum tells its own story to department store, furniture salesmen, real estate operatives, and dealers in every kind of article used In and about the home, not forgetting automobiles. Everywhere more people are needed to do more work. There is a noticeable need ol physicians, dentists, nurses, chemists, teachers, engineers, insurance men, barbers, clerks, waiters, servicemen, and just about everything else. With this bright future respecting people and their needs, disclosed by the Bureau of the Census, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Health, and other national organizations, there Is no place for the pessimist, the fellow with the corners of his mouth drawn down, always ready to weep, to see the 111 and remain unaware of the sunshine, — Green Bay (Wls.) Press-Gazette SO THEY SAY The Kremlin has a real headache In the United Nations. They cannot control the United Nations. They cannot break It up. They do not dare leave it. — Henry Cabot Lodge. « * '* No dictator ever had such responsibility. You'll never hear me criticizing the Presidency. He (President Elsenhosver) has enough to do without the criticism of a former President. — Ex-President Truman, 'Hope We're Not too Conspicuous' Peter Edson's Washington Column — GOP Should Try to Avoid Battles In This Session of Congress WASHINGTON— (NEA)— Avoid- ng pitched battles over long-sland- ng and a highly controversial for- ign policy issues should be a ma- or objective for Republican lead- irs In this session of Congress. New foreign trade policy, the iricker amendment, extension of Secretary of State Dulles and Attorney General Brownell all oppose the amendment. Sen. William P. Knowland of California has introduced a substitute amendment which merely restates present 'law. It has the approval of President Eisenhower, .-- security and foreign aid | but not Senator Bricker. rograms and proposals for joint i president Eisenhower's recom- . Congress extended the old, re- iprocal - trade agreements pro- ram until June 12, 1954. Before tat time, President Eisenhower's immlsslon on foreign - trade jlicy, headed by Clarence M. iandnll, must make its report and le Congress must act on it. Long ;arlngs and hot debate are In .•ospect, as this Involves the tariff ght that has been a bitter political Issue for over 100 years. Ohio Sen. John W. Bricker's proposed constitutional amendment to define the President's power to make treaties and executive agreements binding on the U. S. is a highly emotional subject. Hie original Bricker amendment would practically have given the Individual states a veto over the President's treaty - making powers. As modified by Senate committee and as it now stands, the Bricker Secretary Dulles has said these programs must go on. Foreign Operations Administrator Harold Stassen has said they can be reduced by a billion dollars or so from this year's $4.5 billion. But there Is considerable sentiment in Congress to cut it further. Another showdown, which the Congress hopes it can avoid, is over the Foreign Operations amendment by Rep. James P. Richards (D.-S. C.) which would require that half of the European arms aid must go to building forces. The St. Lawrence seaway matter has been kicked around in Congress for years in a game of conflicting loQul and business Interests. Final approval Is still uncertain. Ratification of the Mutual Defense treaty with Korea is a majo amendment would not contain this I matter for Senate consideration, restriction, but It would require I Treaty was signed Aug. 7, 1953. legislation by Congress to make the I Status of peace - treaty negotia- provlsions of any treaty effective t tions. the conduct of South Korean as U. S. law. President Eisenhower, | President Syngman Rhee's gov- ernment, 6r a new outbreak of hostilities could all have bearing on final Senate action. Legislation is required to implement a new international copyright convention with 40 nations. The convention can't be ratified until corresponding changes have been made in U. S. law. There's a legislative jam over which will be done I first. In connection with this, bills have been pending in Congress for two years to restrict imports into the U. S. of books printed in English in other countries. This matter was given no attention by the last session of Congress. Ratification of the North American regional broadcast agreement is another sticker. Canada, Cuba, Dominican Republic and United Kingdom, acting for the Bahama Islands, are involved. U. B. broadcasters now having clear channels are fighting allocation of these channels for use in the other countries. Something will have to be done to reconstitute the International Claims Commission. It was created to handle claims of U. S. citizens for property seized under nationalization laws of foreign countries. A kitty of 5400,000 from Panama and $17 million from Yugoslavia has to be divided up, A number of tax treaties and similar minor international complications are now in negotiation, but there Is no certainty how many will be ready for action by the new session of Congress. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN; M. o. "Where," writes Mrs. H., "can I get information about the Rh factor of the blood so I can understand it?" Although an extremely complicated subject, I shall try to oblige. The Rh factor is a substance which is present in the blood of some people and not in others. The blood of anyone can be tested for this substance and today this Is one of several tests frequently used to find out what blood groups a person belongs to. The particular importance of the Rh factor, however, is In relation to pregnancy because It may affect the health of the offspring. The Rh factor is not easy to explain in simple terms because there are sub groups and many things which doctors have to know concerning the Rh factor. In short, 87 per cent of us have an obscure substance in our blood which classify us as being Rh positive. The other 13 per cent are called Rh negative and sometimes they become sensitive to Rh positive blood with possible dangers connected with pregnancy or blood transfusion. If a woman has Rh negative blood and becomes pregnant with a Rh positive child because the lather is Rh positive, the child may be born with a disease known as erythroblastosis fetalls. However, this does not always occur: the first child is usually healthy (and often later ones) unless the mother has previously received blood transfusions with Rh positive blood, and this is something becoming more rare because of greater care. In this mutter. Only about one woman in 25 or 60 with Rh negative blood find an Rh positive husband gives birth to a baby with erythroblnstosls. Utlle To Worry About It should be pointed out ulso that even If n child does have erythroblas.to.ils much can be none by prenatal care and by giving blood transfusion so that a high proportion can be saved. From the standpoint of parents it may be useful to summarize the situation: If both parents are Rh positive there Is little to worry about. If both are Rh negative there Is nothing to worry about. If the mother is Rh positive nnd the father Rh negative there is nothing to worry about. If the mother is Rh negative and the father Rh positive occasional trouble can be anticipated, but this Is by no means inevitable. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written lor NEA Service Bid and Play Don't Often Go Together Good bidding and good play don't always go together. Today's hand for example, was bid with spirited precision but was played with all the elegance and grace of a hippopotamus in a sandstorm. Some players would open the NorUi hand, with one no-trump, but the actual North player decided against such ft bid since he had only one queen and. one jack In boUi minor suits combined. An opening bid of one no-trump should show substantial strength in at least three of the four suits, South was pleased to discover trump showed balance distribution, stoppers In all of the unbld suits, and » count of 16 or 17 points. North hftd 18 points and thus knew that the combined count with cither 34 or 35 points, enough for n small slam but not for a grand slam. Hence North went right to the slam In no-trump without frills or complications. West opened tht ten of spades, and South, counted 10 tricks in top cards. He saw that the clubs would provide an llth trick even if the finesse lost, so he won the first trick in dummy and led a low club to finesse the queen. South was pleased tdoiscover that this finesse succeeded, but the rest of the hand failed to please him. The hearts didn't break, and there was no squeeze, end-play, or other device to make the contract. Bown one. There was no need for South to monkey about with the clubs so early. After winning the first spade trick, South should cash, two top hearts to find out whether or not the suit breaks favorably. It is immediately clear that West started with four hearts. South should next take the top NORTH (D) 25 AAQ3 V AKQ6 «Q95 + J98 WEST EAST A109852 *76 V10873 VJ 4>.I4 » 10 8632 #53 4KI0742 SOUTH AKJ4 VD542 4> AK7 . + AQ6 North-South vul. North East South We* 1 1 V Pass 3 N. T. Pass 6 N. T.. Pass Pass Pan Opening lead—4k 10 spades, ending in dummy. This shows that West started with five spades. It Is obvious that West Is short In clubs and that an end play Is therefore too risky. Because of the bad break In hearts, South is dependent on a successful finesse for the king of clubs. He should also decide to play East for the ten of clubs. Declarer must lead the jftcX of clubs from the dummy to begin the piny of the clubs, Kast covers with the king, and South wlni with Erskine Johnson 1 IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA)— Behind the Screen: Sonja Henie, about to divorce Winnie Gardner In Las Vegas, has her next hubby stand- In? by—KJell Holm .... Kathryn Grnyson and her ex, Johnnie Johnston, almost met on the same night - club bill—but Johnnie nixed the offer to sing alongside her. . . . Paramount and Jan Sterling have called it a day. Her term contract was torn up and she'll free-lance in the future . . MGM's "Lill," will soon reach a full year's run at the same theater In New York, giving It recognition as one of the few films ever to play 12 months on one screen. Marilyn Monroe's suspension at 20th Century - Fox In. a row over the script of "Pink Tights" may he a blr break for Terry Moore. The studio's promised her all of Marilyn's future films if Miss Cra- 7.v Hips remains on the off-salary 1'st, Vanessa Brown and two TV networks are going 'round and 'round on a dramatic series with a "This Is -Your - Life" angle. Both webs want her to do the show live from New York, but Vanessa would like a Hollywood origin .... Nancy Sinatra's pals are worried about the thin, drawn look that's replaced the bright, happy air sported by the crooner's ex for the last few years. They blame it on Nancy's involvement, through her kiddies, In "Prankie's current mental depression. Judy Troubles Warners Judy Garland threw the Warner studio into an uproar when she cancelled a series of Interviews with top scribes. A high studio executive had to pour oil over the troubled waters .... Grace Hayes, mama of Peter kind Hayes, is up for an important role in the film version of "Oklahoma!" Cost to date of the expensive ore - production tests on Fox's "The Egyptian": $25,000. An Egyptian named Farouk would be happy to get a fraction of that these days .... The Pinky Lee show was picked by NBC out of a total of 90 programs submitted by agencies to fill the Gabby Hayes time spot. On January 25, Pinky spreads from 15 minutes to half an hour as a five • day - a - week. TV attraction . . . . Violetta Elvin, the ballerina in "Melba," may never dance again as the result of Injuries to leg muscles. She's in a Vancouver hospital. Some Psychologist in Michigan are reported to be teaching fish how to bait hooks. A'nd while they're at it they might as well teach them how to swim.—Lexington Herald. A story says that poultry farmers are Increasing their baby chick sales. Their baby? WHAT?—King- port (Tenn.) Times-News. Pome in Which another Timely* Warning is Given Motorists Who Are In Too Big A Hurry: Paramount will soon announce a new filming method which provides more camera angles, size and scope and the greatest picture definition and clarity of any method yet shown. It's the studio's answer to the wide - screen competition of Cinema-Scope .... The new film version of "The Covered Wagon" will be written by H. L. Davis, the noted American poet and novelist, winner of both the Harper and Pulitzer prizes for his "Honey In the Horn." The "Friendship" tune to the John Bromfield - Corinne Calvet trial separation is a cover • up. They'll definitely divorce .... Ed Wynn says there's only one time a man should marry a woman for money—when he can't get it any other way. Bid For Gleason There's a Hollywood movie In Jackie Qleason'fl future. Two studios are bidding for his services during his summer TV vacation. . . BKO has taken all the Fred Astalre - Ginger Rogers musicals off the shelf for possible re-makes. Of all Hollywood's tunefllms, these the ace. South gets back to dummy with the queen of diamonds to lead the nine of clubs. East should play low, of course, but South lets the nine of clubs ride for a finesse. The rest is then easy. were the best. Susan Hayward's wordage about Mexican men after a south - of • the - border location trip: "They're just like American men —always thinking about just one thing—how late It Is." Wendell Corey is groaning. His Paramount film dates kept him from. accepting the offer to ba Katharine Cornell's costar In "The J ' Prescott Papers" and now the** t play's a Broadway hit ... .Dawn i Addams has instructed her lawyers : to get tough with the producers of her Italian starring film, "Miza," for failing to give her a . chance to dub in her own dialog in the English version. It's in her contract that only her own voice can be used. Jack Palance. the movie villain, is dreaming of a Broadway comedy. He wants to escape the killer rut .... There's little chance of the Gabor sisters repeating their Las Vegas nightclub act. It was a nightmare all three are trying to forget despite the crowds they attracted to the Last Frontier Hotel. They love one another — but from a distance. "He yelled out. 'Man, what reception'! "—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. If you drive too fast, my friend, Soon you will approach THE END. —Atlanta Journal. One of these days we expect to hear a radio and television announcer tell us that his brand of soap not only washes clothes cleaner than any other soap but irons and folds them as well.—Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. The British have built an airplane that will fly—at only 30 miles per hour. Maybe we Americans need an automobile like that.—Greenwood (S. C.) Piedmont. 75 Years Ago In Mrs. 8. Jiedel played cards with theTnembers of the Young Matrons Club when they were entertained at the home of Mrs. Doyle Henderson. Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Hainei left this morning for Chicago where they will spend several days. ~ Mike O'Keefe has recently been elected president of the Memphis School of Commerce student body. Aunt Sally Peters wonders' what the government would do for money if everybody could leave the country for 18 months and escape taxes the way the high-priced movie stars and some others have been tax- dodging their way around, Dogs and Cats Answer to Previous Puzzls ACROSS 1 What a dog buries 5 Dog or cat food 8 Young dog 3 Used by a hunting dog 4 Come in 5 Males 6 Builds 7 Handle 8 Tries T A T R e R. N • T R O V P E • * * T A L 0 D E » *r A 5. N T I * W B N 2% & « e A K * ffi L. E Kl E T '% I* A £ 1 W'//* H N i* W E£ l_ 1 £ R * c A S A A A K. p A R C O U R T '•/.•: A R r N E & O W N •;< 9 A R E R C A. N 1 '/A M U K. A U & N\ O * E T T E R A T T 1 a: = T R e c? 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