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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, January 5, 1955
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PACT SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 5, 1953 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ' THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. RAINES, Editor, Aisistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising; Mmager So)< National Advertising Representative::. WiUtce Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- gresi, October 9, KIT. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. . . By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Who betaff past feeling have riven themselves over unto lasclvioiittiess, to work all uncleanness whh (reedlncM. — Epheslans 4:19. * # * Covetousness, by a greediness of getting more, deprives itself of the true end of getting; It loses the enjoyment of what It has got.—Sprat. Barbs The man who gave his wife money to buy him a Christmas present is likely to stick his neck into it, # * # A Michigan man w« fined 5100 for biting- the arm of a friend. The assailant got the court plast- During a fog a bus passenger got out and told the driver where to go. Have you ever wanted to do that? # * # An Insect responds to kind treatment, according to a >clenti»t. Why not try It out on the mister, ladlesr * * * Men gossip more than women, says a women's club president Probably about women being gossips. A Perilous Policy Nobody has to be told any more that the United States is a country with a maturing population. In 20 years half the adult population will be 45 years old and over. But Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell fears that miiions may be jobless by that time unless existing prejudices against hiring older workers are soon shed. In a report based on a lengthy Labor Department study, Mitchell stated recently that both employers and unions many times erect rigid barriers against older people — without proper regard for their acquired skills and experience. The unemployment that results from' this habit is just one phase of the problem. Of even greater significance is the great waste of skills, which the United States needs and will continue to need in this age of struggle with hostile world forces. The department's study found that generally the performance of older workers is equal or superior to that of younger ones, their judgement is better, their experience counts, and they have better attendance and safety records on the job. Thus the most frequently heard objections to taking on older men and women are ill-founded. There is one still largely unanswered: employers argue that hiring people 45 and over commits them to much greater liability under private pension plans. The solution here is not clear, but Mitchell says he soon will call a conference of top-management men to deal with the problem. However that works out, not even the growing total population may be enough to keep the nation's economic system functioning if older workers are to be denied jobs. Employers could actually find themselves short of manpower at the very time when a tremendous fund of human skills was being wasted. The prejudices that account for this developing situation have their roots in a past condition which no longer exists. Mitchell, who again and again has shown acute awareness of labor's problems, sensibly put his finger on this one. A wise nation, pressed'relentlessly by tyrannical communism, must act to conserve all its resources, its energies and its skills. There is not merely folly but genuine peril in a policy which costs some of the country's skills on the ash heap. Tax Cuts From Secretary of the .Treasury Humphrey we heard not long ago that a budget for the year starting next July is out of the question. Now the corollary of that declaration is made clear: no tax cuts for the foreseeable future. This emerges as President Eisenhower prepares his legislative program for the coming year. A reduction in the corporate income tax and cuts in several excise taxes are scheduled for April 1,1955. If allowed to take effect, they would cost the Treasury about ?3 billion a year. But the President is going to recommend that they be put off once again. To pile another f 3 billion on top of an already anticipated ?3 billion deficit for 1955-56 would run counter to the Administration's whole fiscal effort, which is toward a balanced budget. Naturally, too, there is no thought of personal tax relief. Some Democrats may seek again to boost exemptions, but prospects are slim. The tenor of talk among the lawmakers suggests that Mr. Eisenhower will have pretty sturdy support in 1955 for his evident plan to hold the fort intact. VIEWS OF OTHERS Red China Debate A student at Duke University Was assigned the positive side in a debate on the subject, "Resolved, that the U. S. should grant diplomatic recognition to Communist China." The boy Wrote his congressman for some information and the congressman wrote back and advised him to forget it. Don't take the positive'side in that debate, advised the congressman, "Your statements may embarrass you for the rest of your life." Authorities at the Military and Naval Acada- mies recently refused to allow their students to debate this topic at all. Perhaps this is a poor time to debate such a topic when the government of Red China has jailed 13 Americans. But the test of free speech is in such moments of crisis. Freedom to express! unpopular ideas is .one of the very cornerstones of our American republic. Any limit on such freedom is a limit on all freedoms. We are glad to note that President Eisenhower faced this issue far more squarely than the congressman did. The President said he saw no reason at all why cadets and midshipmen should not debate the subject of recognition of Red China. We believe the congressman who indicated such concern over the Duke student's future was more concerned over his own future. If word gout out he had sent a student information on behalf of Red China, he would have difficulty in explaining his action. Rather than face this situation, the congressman did the politically expedient thing — he advised the boy to drop the whole business. Years ago, we happened to have the positive In a high school debate on the subject, "Resolved, that the U. S. should recognize Commu- nst Russia." Today we are sorry that recognition- was extended to the Soviet government but we are not sorry we took part in the debate. We don't think the Duke student will be sorry either! — Kingsport (Tenn.) News. Tax Revision Plans Rep. Dan Reed iR-N. Y.) has predicted the failure of a Democratic drive to revamp the tax revision program. Mr. Reed says that the country has found out what a Democrat tax revision program means —more taxes, new taxes and higher taxes. But actually what the program that is being advanced by some members of the Democratic party means is a raise in the exemption that Is granted to individual income taxpayers, and a reduction in excise taxes by allowing automatic expiration dates enacted by a previous Democratic Congress to take effect. Mr. Reed opposed President Eisenhower's original plan for extension of the excess profits tax on the ground that its repeal had been promised. But so has the repeal of the excise taxes. The principle is the same. » Most of the fights over tax revision will be over principles be cause it is obvious that taxes will not come down much.—Lexinton (K.y.) Herald. -areweli, Fauna The people of the United States are getting more conscious of what is happening to the wildlife of the country. This interest is not a hysteria, 'as is often the case with the American public, but a genuine concern, founded on a conviction that our birds, cur fish and our game are going to disappear Jrom the scene unless something intelligent is done to save them.—Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. SO THEY SAY I don't believe In any coexistence between the Communist governments and the free world. . . Their (Communists') object was, is and will be the conquest of the human race.—Josef S*latl6, former secret police official in Red Poland. * * * I don't see how it is possible for color television to become an Important factor next year.. .. The prices cannot be sufficiently reduced next year to attract the public.—President Benjamin Abrams of Emerson Radio. # ¥ * I see no real basic or lasting split (in the Republican Partyi, We are split on one issue, together on Miolner.—Senator Mundt (R., £.D.). .,., They Don't Make Paul Reveres Like They Used To Peter Edson's Washington Column — Communists Ignore Their Own Actions, But Accuse British WASHINGTO N—One of the •immest ironies of today's tang' ed international situation is pro- ided by Soviet Russia's repeated expressions of annoyance over Bri Ish Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill's revelation that he had irdered Field Marshal Viscount Montgomery to stack captured erman arms at the end of the war, for possible later use by Germans against Russia. Radio Moscow and the Russian jress first took up this case. They barged the British with disloyalty 0 wartime allies. Refusing to let his propaganda theme die, Rusian Marshal Georgi Zhukov has ow accused Churchill and Mony of treachery. The Tact that neither Churchill lor Montgomery has been able to ind a copy of this order is a kind f British joke in itself. But this ituation is topped by the certain tnowledge that the Russians never estroyed any of the usable arms hey captured from the Germans. The Russians took the surrender i 1 over 1,250,000 German troops on i he eastern front after VE-Day. | The total number of German casualties in the east—captured, killed and wounded—was reported by the Russians as 12 million. • This is obviously a gross exag-; Deration, as total German casual-; ies on all fronts were under five j million. But these figures give a rough idea on the amount of German arms that fell into Russian hands. It is considered a safe assumption that no usable weapons were destroyed by the Russians. Proof of this is found in the fact that these weapons have turned up all over the world in the past ten years in what Is the really grand betrayal of the postwar era. This is the Communist international conspiracy to overthrow the free nations of the world and bring them under Moscow's control. The Russians have not hesitated to use force of arms for this treachery wherever they thought they could get away with it. How many old German weapons are still In use by border patrols, slave labor camp guards and satellite forces behind the Iron Curtain is, of course, unknown. German arms have been taken from Chinese troops captured by United Nations forces in North Korea. German arms have been found on Communist Viet Minn casualties captured or killed by the French in Indochina. German arms of World War n vintage have also been taken from nationalist fanatics in Tunisia and Morocco. Somehow, the Communists managed to smuggle these arms to the Arab revolutionist for their fight to overthrow French control of North Africa. There were some old German arms in the $10 million shipment which the former Communist government of Guatemala bought from Red Poland and Czechoslovakia, just before last June's revolt. In many cases, new ammunition of Communist manufacture was supplied to fit these old German weapons. So when the Russians try to accuse the British of treachery for issuing an order that can't be found to carry out an operation that never came of; the Communists are overlooking a double cross of their own that can't be equaled In history. The story of what happened to German arms captured by the Allies in western Europe is far different. About five million Germans laid down their arms on the western front. A million and a half Germans surrendered to U.S. forces. Trucks and other usible equipment were put into service by Jo- cal commanders. Ammunition was blown up or carried to sea and dumped. The Weapons were broken up and melted into scrap In a huge junking operation—and mistake- that wasn't completed until midsummer of 1947. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D, A boy writes in that he is a 'resnman in high school and is extremely thin. "It seems," he lays, "I just can't get fat and being thin is-giving me an inferiority complex." A 27-year-old lady says (hat about \\ 2 years ago she ost 22 pounds and just can't seem put on weight again. "The loss of this weight," she says, "has made me highly nervous and irritable at times." Unless there is something left tut of these letters it would seem hat the excessive thinness of these wo correspondents is can-sing more mental and emotional anguish than t is physical harm. Certainly excessive thinness suggests a compete physical examination to make : sure that there is no physical dis- ircler responsible such as an overactive thyroid gland or some deep- ieated infection. Generally speaking when no physical disorder is found, and this perhaps usual, the answer to underweight is rather simple. It consists in eating more of those oods containing fats or which can be converted to fats. When one is trying to gain weight, fatter meats, more butter ir margarine, more cream, more i weets, potatoes, bread, cereals and other high calorie containing j oods should be included in the; ,iet. Of course, one should not stop t atlng fruits, vegetables, lean; meat, milk, and eggs and other hlngs of the kind which provide needed vitamins and minerals, j Ince the diet should remain in baU ! ,nce when one is trying to £am. i Another thing which can be done s to eat more at each meal. The mount one eats is largoly a mat* er of habit and this can be hanged like any other habit. Tho tomach can be trained lo hold tore by gradually increasing the) mount taken at each meal, | A practical way of accompllsh- ng this 1.* to eat until the appetite ; satisfied :tnd then always take few more mouthfuls. After a •nlle the uppUIte becomes better nd the stomach holds more be ore it gets thnt full feeling It Is also fnlrly easy to l;ik» ioi'ii food jii--;l by ralh-.j; r\..',i lenJs. A small mid-morning meal, an afternoon or bed-time snack of weight gaining foods are helpfuJ. A glass of half milk and half cream is a good example of what could be taken. Stopping smoking i often leads to a gain in .weight. Decreasing the exercise doesn't help much. i In looking at the weight the hu- i man body should be considered . like a machine in which the food i serves as the fuel and if taken in excess can be stored by the body. Of course, the body, like a machine, uses up this fuel by all its activities, includihg exercise; but a person does not need to, and in 'fact should not, give up exercise merely because they are trying to gain. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Here's an Example Of Poor Playing By OSWALD ACOBY Written for NBA Service Today's hand may serve as an example of how not to bid ami play. East shouldn't have doubled four hearts; and South should have :nacie his contract instead of going down. West opened the six of clubs, following the practice that Is find- LITTLE LIZ— It's time thol some of the one- dollor mcols were reduced from three dollars to two. *»»• ing more and more favor among experts of leading the lowest card from a three-card suit instead of the "top of nothing" lead that Is still favored by some experts. Just for the record, I should add, I favor leading the lowest card in this situation when you have a good agile-minded partner. Declarer won the first tricE m dummy with the ace of clubs, and East played the four. South discarded a diamond and came to WEST * KJ 10852 V None * AQJ2 NORTH 4.8 ¥KJ8 * 853 * A 10 8 5 32 EAST South 1 ¥ 4 * Pass 106432 • 104 4 KQJ4 SOUTH <D> A AQ94 V AQ975 • K976 4 None North-South vul. West North East 1 * 2V Pass Pass Pass Double Pass Pass Opening lead—4 6 the conclusion that East had doubled on all five of the missing trump together with some side strength. Since East had shown no enthusiasm for the clubs, South assumed that East's side strength was probably the ace of diamonds. Acting on this reasoning, declarer led a diamond from the dummy at the second trick. The result was most unfortunate for poor South. When South put up the king Of diamonds, West cashed his three high diamonds, allowing to discard n spnde. This dlscnrd doomed South. West now continued with a second club, and South ruffed. Declarer cashed the ace of spades and tried to ruff a spnde In dummy with the eight of hearts, but It was too late. East overruffed with the ten of hearts ond rctvncd a trump. South struggled and squirmed, but he was now sure to lose another spade trick, thus suffering a penalty of 800 points. The contract was unbeatable if South hadn't Rfinc aflcr the din- niKls. The \M^n;ns line of play It to ruff a club at tin second Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— NBA — The Year In Review: The comeback of the movies with quality Instead of quantity . . . Betty Button's retirement . . . bigger screens and smaller costumes on Jane Rus_.-! ... Joe DiMaggio's most famous home run—to San. Francisco—after splitting with Marilyn Monroe . . . the wide screen Mario Lanza and his records helped provide headlines for Hollywood in 1954. Some of the year's other sane and insane highlights on the movle.TV and radio front: The success of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh,the only married couple Wjlio played movie lovers. They were so good as lovers people had trouble believing they were man and wife. The Andrews Sisters called it a day as a team and spent the rest of the year calling each other various things. . . . Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis laughed It up on the screen, feuded away from the iameras, but ended the year as buddies. . . .Eleanor Powell, the screen's prewar dancing star, made a comeback, as a Suriday school teacher on television. HOLLYWOOD strained at t h e censorship leash in Its fight against TV and took a couple of anticode shots. Grace Kelly practically smothered Jimmy Stewart with kisses in "Rear Window" 3Ut the censors said it was okay- with his leg in a cast he couldn't do anything about it. The year's most unforgettable character turned out to be the judge who married Marilyn and Joe. He forgot to kiss the bride. Red Skelton fell in his bathroom, \ hit a glass door, and a doctor took 30 stitches In his right arm. EIroy Hirsch, the pro football sta"r, announced he was retiring ;o concentrate on acting and meant it. Sheree North made her film debut in "Living It Up" as a sort it two-legged H-bomb. . . . George Raft played a gangster role for he first time in 13 years In MOM's 'Rogue Cop," Eddie Fisher gave Debbie Reynolds two rings, the first on the phone for a date and the second on her finger for a June wedding n 1955. . . . MOM reissued "Gone With the Wind" for the third time and the lines outside the theaters were as long as the picture. Almost as many people saw the film as Red Buttons hired and fired for his TV show. Aly Khan visited Gene Tler- ney in Hollywood but by year's end the romance was on Ice. . . . Hollywood was saddened by the death of Lionel Barrymore. . . . Peter Lorre shed his Merchant of Menace tag to play a couple of ,ight comedy roles. Marjorle Main decided (t w a s time to pick out her coffin and even climbed in to try It on for size. Jack Webb and Julie London wer« unhitched. It was 9:08 a.m. out of Superior Court. The Judge was cooperative. band, George Sanders made tin most caustic quip of the year: "It's the flrit time In history," he said, "that three hens laid one egg." JACK BENNY'S daughter, Joaji married Seth Baker and now Benny's a grandpop. Simone Sllva won the "Un • cover Girl of the Year" award Jn that bare bosom publicity caper with Bob Mitchum at Cannes. Agunman, it was said, growled to a theater cashier: "The picture was horrible— live me EVERYBODY'S moner back." Gregory Peck and his Greta decided marriage wasn't for them. Striving to be different, H o 1 - lywood movies were available in 14 different combinations of wide screen and. sound systems. The combinations ranged from stand- art! print with a standard sound to Vista-Vision printed in Super- Scope with Perspecta sound. But the public's Idea of the best combinations, I found, was, as always: "Good itory Witt well-buttered popcorn." Jane Wyman Taking Leap Into Video June Haver and Fred Mac Murray said "I do" but Leslie Caron and Geordle Hormel said 'We don't" The Gabor Sisters mude their night-club debut in Las Vegas. The act flopped and Zsa Zsa's ex-hus- tricJc, cash the ace of spades, and ruff a spade safely with the eight of hearts. The cross-ruff is then continued, since South can easily ruff clubs n his own hand and spades with dummy's high trumps. South thus makes his eight trumps separately and takes the two black acss to bring in a total of 10 tricks. By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD VPj—Jane Wyman Is starting the new year by taking a leap into television. Tomorrow night the Oscar-winning star "Johnny Belinda" will debut on O. E. Theater with a show called "Amelia." It'i a half- hour film in which she plays a pediatrician. Written by Samuel Taylor,. author of "Sabrina," it ii what Miss Wyman calls a light drama, rather than an out-an-out comedy. Comfortable I dropped by Miss Wyman's Wwt Los Angeles house to get a line on the TV venture, I found her comfortably dressed In slacks and as bright and .cheerful a« ever. She'i a pert girl, this Jane.- How come she U taking the plunge into TV? "Becouse I have my own company and this seemed like a good way to get it started," she explained. "This will be good experience for us. There's no telling what direction the company wili go. "Besides, In this day and age I think it's Important to be in every phase of show business. TV certainly offers a huge audience, and it's an entirely different audience from those who go to movies. You can't overlook TV; it's here to stay." More Movie* But IK she In TV to stay? . "Not necessarily. While 'Amelia' might be applicable to a series, I don't see how I could do one. I'm starting a movie Monday and have to do another one right afterward. I have to do one a year at A-l and one a year at Warner's for the next three years. I 'ton't see how I could do a series u». But I think I will do an occasional TV film when I can find the right kind of story. I think it pays to be seen on TV now and then." Meanwhile, her film career shows no sign of flagging. She's returning to U-I for another match with Rock Hudson, with whom she scored in "Magnificent Obsession." The new film is called "All That Heaven Allows." Then she goes to Warner's for Ben Hecht's "Miracle in the Rain." 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