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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sou National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered M second elase matter at the post- oHlct at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- tn«, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any auburban town where carrier service li maintained, J6c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.00 per year, $3.50 for six month:, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Throufh thf precepts I jet understanding:: therefore I hate every false way. — Psalms 11»:1M. » * * Precepts or maxims are of great weight; and a few useful ones at hand do more toward a happy life than whole volumes that we know not where to find. — Seneca. Barbs Lots at sleep Is lost by parents because they watt up to kiss the Kids goodnight. * # * A health expert says two apples a day are betler than OK. Would that keep the dentist any toot * * * TWs k the time of year when autoists, as well »« fenders, axe bent on careless driving. * * * PoUUcttni IsJn the simple way out when they're In the darii-simpijr bf cloud the Ism. * # # There are schools lor weathermen and when yours calls one Incorrectly just blame it on the day he played hooky. A New Power The comoing regime of Democratic Gov.-Elect Harriman in New York will be of national interest for many reasons, not th« least of which will be the attention it focuses on the activities of one Carmine G. DeSapio. Harriman has named DeSapio his secretary of state, and in this fairly exposed place he may show the country a little more about his makeup and character. This knowledge will be of considerable value, for DeSapio has become a political figure of no small importance. He is the boss of Tammany Hall, the Democratic national commitleeman for New York, and the man who singlehand- edly put Harriman across for governor at the Democratic state convention last September. This means that henceforth he is automatically a large voice in national Democratic councils. He more than Harriman, who is a relative political novice will cast the weight of New York's 90- odd votes at the next party presidential convention. What makes DeSapio of more than ordinary interest is that he presents himself as a brand-new kind of Tammany chieftian. When he took over the . fabled organization in 19-1.9, it was shattered and creaking, with a reputation for corruption. He set out to reform and rebuild it. In the ensuing years, DeSapio brought in young Democrats, backed civic reforms, lectured on politics and government. He suggested that Tammany had been streamlined and that its new leader was a professional politician in the ' best sense—almost like a career diplomat. In 1953 he scored his first major success when he chose Robert F. Wagner, Jr., to run for mayor of New York. In 1954, Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., set out early in capture the nomination for governor. But he worked on upstate politicians. Meantime, DeSapio had other ideas. When the Democratic convention rolled ai'bund he had picked his marf—not Roosevelt, but Harriman. With the votes counted, DeSapio look- like a shrewd kingmaker. Harriman squeaked through to win, while Roosevelt, billed as the great vote-getter, tumbled in humiliating defeat in his bid for the state attorney generalship. Henceforth, we shall begin to see more clearly how accurate'a picture De- Smpio has drawn of himself and a revitalized Tammany. There is no question that ft new power has risen in the Democratic Party. The arily riddle is Whtthw or not he is « force making for a higher level of politics in hi» th< country. Strikers and Jobs The strike is an accepted workingman's weapon against what he may deem to be unjust conditions of employment. But most responsible union leaders recognize that there is substantial risk for their men in the overuse of this weapon. Example: In the first six months of 1954, a period marked by a month-long walkout of dockmen, New 'York's port traffic dropped 19 per cent. At the same time, six more work stoppages have cut into port activity. The uncertainty of too many strikes drives trade away. The result can be not better working conditions, but total loss of jobs. VIEWS OF OTHERS Who Gets The Biggest Share? When the graduated income tax was first enacted, its effect on the taxpayers was somewhat less than the current 2 percent state sales tax. And when one lawmaker who opposed the tax predicted the levy might some day take "up to 30 per cent" of a man's Income, he was hooted and laughed at. As it turned out, the income tax takes up 92 percent of a man's income. And isn't the only tax. There are other direct levies, and many hidden ones which are collected as part of the price of the goods citizens buy every day. The Kentucky Tax Research Assn. has taken the trouble to figure out how much time "Mr. Average"—a man making $4,500 a, year—must work to pay his taxes. If you are in Mr. Average's tax bracket and go to work at 8 a. m., you are working until 10:36 just to pay your taxes. Only in midmoming, about two and a naif hours after your work began, do you start working for yourself. The tax association figured that the ?4,500-a- year man daily works one hour and 37 minutes for food, one hour and 24 minutes for/housing, 36 minutes for clothing, 42 minutes for transportation, 23 minutes for medical and personal care, 20 minutes for reading and recreation, 23 minutes for other goods and services. Who gets the big share of the daily work ot Mr. Average? The tax collector, of course. The more the people look to government for aid and handouts and subsidies and the less they demand governmental ecoi-oniy, the more time Americans will be spending working for taxes, leaving-less for themselves—Chattanooga News-Pre* Press. Old Home Week That must have been quite a show In North Carolina the other day when 25,000 Marinas made a mock landing on a beach. According to Scrip ps-Howard Staff Writer Albert Colegrove, who was there, it was a different sort of show, too. When the Marine* came out of the surf they had to thread their way past two grandstands crowded with their relatives, friends, and various visiting fishermen. And to "fight their way" inland they had to get thru such jungle obstacles as civilian traffic, directed by military policemen, and detour around a parking lot containing 500 cars which had transported the wives and kiddies. The exercise, which Mr. Colegrove estimated cost at least a quarter million dollars, was billed as the first large-scale East Coast test of new techniques in atom-wage warfare. One high-ranking Marine Corps officer observed to our correspondent afterward that the exercise "wasn't worth a damn." We'll stand on that—and suggest that our "new techniques' for a possible future war had better be tried out in different surroundings.—Memphis Press-Scimitar. The Paradox of Pedagogy Today more Americans have college degrees than ever before. Yet never has the educated man. been held in lower esteem in America. A paradox? Yes, a disturbing paradox. Even more paradoxical is the fact that the man who has been to college is often most suspicious of education, of intellectualism. The man with only a grade or high school education still looks up to the lawyer, the teacher, the doctor, tho fellow down the street who always has his nose stuck into a big book. But not the successful businessman type, who likely as not has been to college.—Milwaukee Journal. SO THEY SAY I have a great admiration for him (President Eisenhower). I suppose it will be easy for us to understand the same language — the language of truth and friendship.—Shah Mohammed Rlza Pahevi or Iran. * * . f Most of those alleged New York hobos are just mission stiffs and stew bum.! always on the mooch They'd get lost if they wandered north of 42nd street or west of the Hudson River.—Jack Sheri- dsn. former Chicago hobo. . * * * Somewhere along the line he (Sen. Joseph McCarthy) seem to have lost his ability to make friends and Influence people. His judgement on the toyalty of others to tHelr country seems sometimes out of perspective.—Robert pierce, Wisconsin OOP chairman. » * * We're patching up here «nd there, sntt I see no reason why we can't give the Indians and Yankees a hot run for the (in55i pennant.—Man- H«r Muly Marlon of ChkHo W^ts Sox. ". . . And Away We Go!' f'tttt Id ton't Washington Column— Problems in Air Traffic Are Cited; AEC Has Unusual Safety Mark WASHINGTON— (NBA) —F. B. Lee, Civil Aeronautics administrator, predicts that air traffic in I960 will be double what it is today, and calls attention to the extravagant use of airspace which ilanes must allow for, to maintain safety. ' 'A modern airliner covers the 205 miles between New York and Washington in not more than 75 ninutes, including maneuvering in the terminal area," Lee told the Wings. Club. "Under our present requirements of 10 minutes' separation between planes traveling at the same altitude, a block of airspace almost 39 miles long would have ;o be reserved for this airliner during instrument flight. This would limit occupancy of that alti- ;ude, all the way from Washington; to New York, to a total of only j six planes." i Government bureaucrats are apt to develop Christmas shopping problems all their own. For instance: '• Msgr. Edward McDonough, chief of chaplains for Veterans' Bureau, '. lad to make a quick purchase at a downtown Washington department store. Too late, he realized he hadn't brought- enough money with him. He explained his problem to another VA chaplain in his office. Rabbi Morris Sandhaus. Generously the Rabbi said: "Here! Take my charge account plate, and tay me later." Monsignor McDonough agreed, ;hanked his clerical colleague, hurried to the store and made his purchase. Then 'he handed the charge plate to the saleslady. She apparently recognized the Catholic cleric, however, for after examining the plate carefully she said: "Father, I guess I'll have to take your word on this." Disclosure of full reports on the atomic energy reactor accident at Chalk River, Ontario, In 1952 have focused attention on the U. S. Atomic Energy Commission's unusual safety record of only two radiation accidents and exposures since 1947. In the Canadian accident, a million gallons of highly radioactive cooling water escaped, flooding the plant and. causing it to be shut down for 15 months. But there was no loss of life. The first U. S. radiation accident occurred in 1948, during Eni- wetok weapons tests. Established safety rules were not observed. Four men burned their hands and one burned his leg. In the second U. S. accident at Argonne Laboratory, Chicago, in 1952, a sudden increase of radioactivity resulted in overexposure of two physicists and two technicians on an experiment. Immediate examination of the four persons revealed no evidence of radiation contamination. Hospital rest was provided but within a month all four returned to work. Subsequently, one of -the technicians, Mrs. Walter Koilman, brought suit against Argonne Laboratory for damages. The case Was settled out of court on payment of 52,250 and never went to trial. Taft Benson thinks too many people have the wrong ideas about farmers who, he says, "need better public relations." Speaking to the American Agriculture Editors' Assn. in Chicago, Secretary Benson declared that: "The farmer IK too often presented tu either a bold, conniving plutocrat who has just made off with a truckload of gold from Fort Knox, or a weak, vacillating hayseed, who is willing to trade his birthright for a government handout. "Of course," the secretary hastened to explain, 'the real American farmer bears no relation to either of these caricatures." Secretary of Agriculture Ezra i Radioactive cigaret tobaccos are being used to study the effects of smoking on the human body, Chairman Lewis L. Strauss of the Atomic Energy Commission revealed in a speech to Chicago Executives Club the other day. To make the tobaccos radioactive, the plants are grown in specially designed greenhouses. The air there contains minute amounts of Carbon-14, a radioactive isotope. The growing plants absorb this Carbon-14 through the leaves. The leaves are then cured and the tobacco is made into cigarets in the regular way. When the ciga- ret is lighted, the Carbon-14 goes up in smoke. The effect of this smoke on human tissues is then studied. As to the success of using Carbon-14 as the tracer element in these experiments, Admiral Strauss says, "I am sorry that there are as yet no final results with which to enlighten those who, like myself, enjoy smoking." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA ,Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Rheumatic fever Is one of the most potent enemies of children and young people; grownups can get it but this is less common. While the disease is disabling during an attack, the great danger from it is not the attack itself but the fact that this disease may injure the heart and Its valves, thus producing trouble in later life. It usually produces swelling, pain and redness of the joints, skipping from one joint to another. The joints recover entirely, but permanent damage to the heart all too often results. Sometimes its presence is less obviously typical. Both the heart muscle which causes this organ to contract and expand, thus producing its pump- like action, and the inner valves of the heart may be inujred. The valves which He between the heart chambers serve an important purpose in the circulation of the blood. If they are damaged In such a way as to allow the blood to flow backward into a chamber which it is supposed to have left, the heart, of course, is subjected to extra strain. The greatest danger from rheumatic heart disease is the result of repeated attacks. It is known, however, that most attacks of rheumatic fever are preceded two or three weeks earlier by infections with certain kinds of streptococci (which are germs) such as sore throat, tonsillitis, scarlet fever or infections of the middle ear. Since thh is the case, it is readily apparent that If these streptococcic infections could be attacVpd when (hey occur the chances of bouts of rheumatic revcr would b« lessened. This has been proved i-orrect, A short, Intensive course of treatment with penicillin, If it can be given early in n»y dangerous streptococci Inlcctlon,. helps to prevent the first attack of rheumatic fever. Furthermore, pencillin can be ifiv- en with later attacks of strepto- coccic infection, or even monthly for protection. Such measures cause a definite lessening of the numbers of youngsters who later come down with rheumatic fever. All our questions about rheumatic fever have not been answered, but in learning to prevent dangerous streptococcic Infections from lighting up attacks of rheumatic fever, a long stride forward has been made. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Study /(/vantages Of Various Bids By OSWALD JACOBY Written far NEA Service Some tournament players' advocate an opening bid of one no- trump on 12 to 14 points instead of the standard value of 16 to 18 points. One of the chief advantages of such a bid is that the opponents, particularly in tournament play, LITTLS UZ— It's j!lly to argue with o fool. Other people moy not know which Is which. »««• tend to enter the auction and can often be punished. In today's hand, for example, Edgar Kaplan and Alfred Shein- wold demonstrated the "weak" no- trump in the recent Winter National Tournament. Kaplan opened with one no-trump on only 12 points despite the unfavorable vulnerability, and Sheinwoid eventually doubled South at two spades. The double is an important part of the weak no-trump. You must be willing to double the opponents »K654 » 10975 + A6 NORTH 4 *A7 V AQ92 • KQJ3 *Q73 EAST (D> 4 J 103 ta». Pass Pass Double • A84 + KJ842 SOUTH 498312 »J»07 • 62 * 1095 East-West vul. South West Notlh Pass I 1N.T. Double 2 4> Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 6 at low contracts when your own hand is only mediocre, and you must be able to defend well to get full value from your scrappy holdings. Incidentally, Sheinwold recommends the weak no-trump very highly In his brand - new book, "How to Bid and Play in Duplicate Tournaments," and his double of two spades on this hand should be taken as a model of ft close double when you use .this method of bidding. , Kaplan made the "fancy" open- Ing of the six of clubs, low from a doublcton ace. It (llilii'l I'mvc much effect on the play, but it does go to show how Ingenious come of the younger experts cnn get. East won the first trick with the jack at clubs,)returned a club lo Erfkine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) — The Laugh Roundup—1954. A foursome of Texans visited a Hollywood country club and as they prepared to tee off, one oil man asked what the stakes would be. Replied another casually: "Oh, our usual bet In Dallas—mn acre a hole." Red Skelton went to a barbershop and said : "Just a shave. I haven't got time to listen to a haircut." Herb Shriner went to a night club and reported. "The place had * minimum. I don't know what it wai, bit the flrls wer* wearing; it." During filming of "Mogambo" in Africa, Clark'Gable, Ava'Oardner and members of the MOM troupe had a big party one night with much dancing, singing and bubble water. The sounds of the revelry reached the ears of an African native, who turned to a fellow savage, and whispered nervously: "The-WHITES are restless tonight." Qene Nelson reported this sign on a bebopper's trombone: "Don't Dig Me Now—I'm Real Gone." JACK BENNY had lunch In a Fairfax Avenue delicatessen and the owner hastily •scribbled this sign for his window: "Jack Benny I« Eating Lunch In Here." Hollywood's technical improvements inspired a burlesque queen to bill herself as: "Anamorphic, panoramic, stereophonic and real George." The wife of a star explained her domestic woes to Dick Weason with: "We have nothing in common. He's interested In girl§. I'm interested in boys." Jerry Lewis balked at riding on an elephant's trunk for a scene in "The Big Top," complaining that it.was against his religion—*Tm a devout coward." Pat Henning quipped : "I just saw my psychiatrist and I know what's wrong — I need money." A stage manager said it to a showgirl: "All we want, ma'am, are the bare facts." OVERHEARD: "He's such an egotist he's always ME deep in conversation." An eight-year-old wailed after seeing Walt Disney's classic, "Bob Roy": "Whatta gyp! I thought U was a western in which bandits held up Roy Rogers." A press agent posed Alan Ladd on a horse named Harvest Moon West's ace, and won the diamond return with the ace. He then cashed the king of clubs, noting his partner's diamond discard. It was now clear that the defenders needed two trump tricks to set the contract, and three trump tricks to get a really worthwhile penalty. Sheinwold therefore led a fourth club even though this gave declarer a ruff and a discard. South could gain no advantage from the ruff and discard. He chose to discard a heart from his hand, and West discarded another diamond. When South tried to get out of dummy later on by ruffing the third round of diamonds. West was in position to overruff, and the defenders thus got their three trump tricks and a penalty of 300 points. This was good for a fine score, since nobody got higher than a part-score contract on the East- West cards. and titled it: "Shane on Harvest Moon." Danny Thomas' TV show, "Make Room for Daddy," continued it* high ratings, with reports of a Puerto Rica n version titled, "Msk* RUM for Daddy." A movie queen told her litest husband: "We made a terrible mistake. We'll have to let a divorce. You don't match any of my clolhes." An airline stewardess wit* a sense of humor said it as the plan* flew over Las Vegas: "Ladle* and gentlemen, P!MM fasten your money belts," SOMEBODY SAID: "She's the kind of girl who whispers sweet nothing doings in your ear." Jamw Whitmore told abont his cook, an exponent of modern hep talk, setting a cheese-baited trap for a marauding mouse. The mouse got the cheese, but eluded the trap. Said the cook to Whitmore: "That mouM l> a real oa4." Overheard: "She's direct from Paris—a parisite." Talking about an actor, Dorothy Shay said: "He's so conceited he even has the soles of his shoes monogrammed—juat In can he's carried out feet first." This was overheard after, Hw preview of a movie hailed as a real stinker: Woman: "Frankly, I loved H, but you -know what bad tast* I have." Dutch Tr»otr* GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. Wl — Michigan's second city and the home of many Dutchmen, Orand Rapids has been offered an authentic Dutch windmill for $J90, plus transportation costs from (he Netherlands. Now Mayor George Welch, who wanted the windmill for a city park, is looking for an inexpensive — or free — method of dismantling one and transport- Ing It to Grand Rapids. Dead shot Deputy 'TYLER, Tex. Wl — Miss'.Betty King, 22-year-old pistol expert, has been named a deputy sheriff of Smith County. Her skill as a marksman, however, will be confined to the practice range. She is an office deputy, handling police radio, bookkeeping, and filing. Dads Sentenced LYNCHBURG, Va. Ml — Two boys, aged 11 and 12, were brought before Juvenile Court Judge O. R. Cundiff, charged with .burglarizing a grocery store. He ordered an investigation. . Their fathers said they .didn't know the boys were out that night. Judge Cundiff gave the dads 60 days In Jail for neglecting the boys. "Men" she declared contemptuously, "are absolutely lacking in self-control, Judgement and good taste.' "Possibly, my dear, 1 he responded, "but just think how many old maids there would be if they were notl'—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat Senator Morse of Oregon says that while he is going to vote with the Democrats to organize the United States Senate, he does not Intend to become a Southern Democrat. Geography isn't the only thing that keeps him from being eligible. —Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. Actress Answer to Previous Puiil*, ACROSS I Actress, Patricia 5 roles have been varied t She Is • motion picture • 12 Gaelic 13 Mineral rock 14 Bail, as water from a boat 15 Cravats 16 Hostelry 17 Drinks made with malt 18 Gastropod mollusks 20 Masculine appellation 22 Cereal grass 23 Moist 24 Occurrence 37 Cooking utensil 28 Open (poet.) 31 Rivers (So 1 .) 32 Aged 33 Vehicle 34 Feminine appellation 35 Bitter vetch 37 Edges 38 French plural article 39 Fondle 40 Bristles 41 Clamp 42 It is (contr.) 43 Each 40 Lure 50 Hur! 51 En 83 Shield bearing M Leave out 55 Number StGenuint 57 Disorder 58 Pigpen 99 Descry DOWN 1 Seines 2 "Emerald Isle" 3 On the ocean 4 Injuries 5 Lift 6 Sea eagle 7 Renovation 8 Tilt 9 Story 10 Fruit drinks 11 Pause 19 Pillar 21 Cleave 24 Of an agt 25 Climbinf plsnt 26 Eternities 27 Mai) 28 Death notice 29 Cougar 30 Essential being 15 Heroic 36 Reiterates 37 Rebuild 40 Babylonia* moon-god 41 Birds' homes 42 Very small 43 Kind of bomb 44 Apple-like fruit 45 Egyptian goddess 47 Angers 48 Applaud 49 Slippery 52 Obtain 10 II

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