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PACT SIX BLYTHEVIUE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JAN. 19, 1958 HLYTHEVILL1 COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER KZWS CO. K. W. HA.INE6, Publish*: MAMtr A. HA1NES, Assistant Publisher A. A, rREDKICKBON, Editor PAUl> D. HUMAN. Advertising Malinger Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wsllace Witmer Co_ New York, Chicago, Detroit. Mtanta, Memphis. Entered »s second class matter at the post- ottic* >t Blythevlllc. Arkansas under act of Con- x, October ». 19>7. Member oj The Assocl»t«d Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the CUT of Blythrvlllc or any fUburtan toiin wher« carrier service li maintained, 25o per week. By mall, within a radlui ot 50 miles. *500 per war, »2.50 for six months 11.25 tor Ihrce months: by mall outside 50 mile zone. »12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And I was very angry when I litaril their cry unit these words. — Nchcmlah 5:6. • * * He best keeps from anger who remembers that God is always looking upon him. — Plato. Barbs' A doctor favors a law against face lifting — which, if passed, would make some ladies' faces drop. * * * The only use for a nickel these days Is lo trade iwo of them for a dime so you can try and buy A lot of the better things In life come to the people who wait — on themselves. + * + Parents are the ones who can set Junior slart- cd right. Then he has less chance of getting in Tlie groom is always called the lucky msn. In some cases it might be the gal's father. dents have used that power positively and Rgt'i'cssively to promote iirofifi'ams of broad national interest — as they saw it. Endlessly, they have fought Congress in trying to win their goals. Today, with the separate segments of American society-.. mor'b' vocal ami more powerful economically and politically than ever before, the demand for strong White 'House guidance is the greatest in history. Only the President can net as the focal point of all the -swirling currents, and give them useful direction. Only the President can thread a fairly consistent course through the bewilderments of foreign affairs. Those who imagine that strong presidential action is some kind of democratic occupational disease from, which Congress and the nation will now he freed, plainly are due for an awakening, The President who uses his power to the hill is apparently here to stay. And so are the conflicts with Congress which logically follow. One of,the More Pitiful Aspects of the Change-Over Views of Others Congress Bound to Conflict With Presidential Powers When a new President is taking office, it helps to put the slant of history upon the'early events of his tenure. Usually a White House newcomer enjoys a "honeymoon" of harmonious relations with Congress, a period of "'grace-while he settles into his arduous e job. Franklin D. Roosevelt had 'his "Hundred Days" in 1933. Harry S. Tt;u- man experienced similar immunity in the interval between his sudden accession to power and the Japanese surrender in 1945. But, in the almost certain event that General Eisenhower, too, has his honeymoon, it would ba foolish to imagine that it will last for more than a few .months at best. It never lias, and the reason is that there are powerful factors working against it, working for '. conflict between the President and Congress. A lot of people are saying these days that this conflict is not inevitable, -that Congress and thfc While House can get along fine if each will just stick to its knitting and if there is constant consultation between the two. Eisenhower, a man of tremendous talent for bringing people together, is pictured as just the fellow to introduce sweetness and light into this age-old relationship. Without belitting for an instant the general's capacity for compromise, one. may still suggest that conflict will not bfc avoided indefinitely. The underlying reason is that no Chief Executive in this or any other day. can stop at being a mere administrator, leaving to Congress the making of nil law, and hence policy. In the first place, left to its own devices, Congress does not produce a comprehensive, well-harmonized program of action. It tends to fall apart into factions, each pressing its own aims. What emerges is often lost in contradictions. This happens to n Congress without White House leadership because lawmakers are not elected by the whole people but by the citizens of a district or state. If they arc high-minded men they will think often of the national interest, but they ignore their state and district concerns al the risk of their political careers. The President, on the other hand, is elected by the entire citizenry. And he is-chosen as more than a referee among competing factions. He is truly the nation's leader, and he is so empowered by the Constitution, even though that document puts checks on him. The Founding Fathers gave him authority to make treaties, to advise Congress on policy, and to veto legislation. Almost from the first, American Presi- Ready for the Treatment Here now, what's this? Congressmen are turn- Ing up information that reflects unfavorably on other Congressmen, nnd publicly spanking Army Corps of Engineers. For - legislators might wont clams in their district some day. this takes considerable courage. For 15 months Rep. Robert E. Jones, Alabama Democrat, nnd his Public Works subcommittee members quietly gathered data on our public works program. Here are somp of Ihetr conclusions: The Army .Engineers exercised "flagrant disregard of a law requiring them to keep plans up to date", and submitted deceptive cost estimates. The Engineers nnd the Bureau of Reclamation spent more than the amount* authorized them. Nearly $4 billion will be needed to complete parity-constructed jo.bs, the costs of which continue lo rise because of inflation and the old practice of underestimating costs. I£ nil started when Congress authorized funds to plan various projects to have ready in case of an economic slump after World War II. " That was sensible enough. Bnt the slump didn't come. Some of the projects were slartcd anyway, even though the,executive branch, which Is supposed to control the Army Engineers, disapproved many of them. The Army Engineers simply curried favor with the legislative branch, where enough logrollcrs could usually be mustered to approve the projects. The'subcommittee got-to the:heart of the public works program deficiency when it examined ways of determining need lor construction, one factor, it said, should be "the willingness of the immediate beneficiaries to participate In tUc work by the contribution of funds proportionate to the local benefits." __' We'll buy that idea. Public" works programs are often financed practically in toto by the Federal Government. In some cases, a device for cost-sharing by local beneficiaries Is devised,.but often the local share is preposterously low. When communities are forced to bear a fair ' proportion of the cost of public works from which they benefit, there won't be so much pressure for unnecessary projects, and Federal funds won't be tossed about so freely. — Charlotte (N.O.) News. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclu- iively Vours: The new shape of women for spring and summer — he accent Is on skin-tight, nearly ilpless skirls — Isn't getting any hip-hip, hurrahs from the Holly- vood fashion wizards. They say It's a dirty trick on the idles—AND on the menl One of them. MGM's Helen greeted her with open arms. "MY mother," she says, "Is the one who Is unhappy." Peter Ed son's Washington Columr Solons of Home Come Across With 200 Bills to 'Save World' Hose, who whips up fancy duds for Lima Turner and Ava Gardner, Is actually wild-eyed about U. "Women better watch themselves," Helen told me, "or else they're going to look very, very strange." Helen's verdict on the skin-tight skirts decreed by Ihe New York Dress Institute: "They'll look fine on five-foot eight-inch fashion models wlio weigh 85 pounds. But the elimination of hips by starvation diets Is going io mtOce a lot of men unhappy. Women will look scrawny. ami it doesn't help their dispositions." The open neck that stands away from your own 'at the back is another Manhattan fashion command for '53. "It's fine — if a woman has a beautiful back," Helen winced. "If she doesn't,, she'll- look like a hunchback." The MGM designer's av-'n fashion blueprints for 1953? "I'm going to stick to a theory I've had for a long time. Women should look like women. I skip the fads in favor of the soft look in basically simple, yet good, designs." Harrier Is Down It took General Eisenhower to break Hollywood's TV barrier. The lid's off Hollywood's ban on TV appearances of studio contract stars for the inaugural festivities In Washington. Stars getting in | camera range have been told they .won't have to duck. Xavier Cugat is introducing him- Carl ("AHalfa") SweeUer, the freckled-faced kid of the "Our Gang" comedies, is set for A Him / comeback with John Wayne and Lloyd Nolan in "Island in the sky" for producer Bob Fellows. Carl's now 24 and working as a guide for flH bear hunters out of Stockton, Calif, ^ Mona Freeman's turned her attention to Nicky Hilton . . . Barbara Stanwyck's son, Tony, who went into the Army six months ogo, .is now stationed In Bremen, Germany,. A Breeze To Sell , Joan Crawford's on [lie verge of saying "yes" to a book publisher for her autobiography. If she lolls all about ex-hubblcs Doug Fairbanks, Jr., and Pranchot Tone, Ihe book will out-sell "Gone With the Wind." The ports: New Yorker Magazine re- 'A man we know called up a foreign-film distributor's office in New York to verify the spelling of the name of a French actor and got a lady who said the first name was Georges. "It's plural," she told him. m Mario Lanza and MGM have not only agreed to re-activate "The Student Prince" almost any day, but have-settled on "Carrousel" and "The Vagabond King" as his future flicker efforts. Lew Wasserman has now taken over most of the managerial duties of Mario's 'former guide, Sarn Weiler, and At- ( torney Arnold Grant Is smoothing the legal highway for the stormy singer. , ^ Plus Tax A sure sign that inflation Is over will he when auto makers start mentioning the price of their cars in their advertising. Benjmiiin P. Piiirlcss, president of the United States Steel Corporatoln, has even a better Idea. He would reveal all the hidden taxes burled in that price. The tax on a $2.000 automobile, for Instance, is $625, but the buyer does not know this. —Ocean Grove (N, J.I Times. WASHINGTON —(NEA)— If you want to know what particular ants are in (he pants of the new Con- you have to do is look at the titles of the 201 new hills and the 125 resolutions Introduced in the 1 House of Reprc- senta lives on opening day. Everything was there from a bill by the Hon. Usher u Bur- rcter Etlson dick of North Dakota to lake the United States out of the United Nations, to a bill ay the Hon. Eugene J. Keogh of Mew York lo prohibit the use of the words "White House" in any trademark, and another by Rep. Carroll D. Reams of Pennsylvania to ban the use of the U.S. flag in advertising. There are some other dandy ideas among 1 tlie new bills to show how deeply the lawmakers think and how seriously they have weighed the big Issues of the day. Representative Burdick, for Instance, has one bill to provide uni-j forms for employes of the United States government, and another lo regulate the fertilizer industry. The Hon. L. Mcndl Rivers of South Carolina has a bill to provide more efficient dental service for the firmed forces. Congrcsswoman Marguerite Stilt Church of Illinois wants the interstate shipment of fireworks banned to those states which prohibit its sale. Rep. George A. Dondero of Mich- SO THEY SAY [gan hfld Introduced a resolution to make the first Tuesday o March "Teachers' Day!" and Rep. Robert Halo of M nine has n resolution to make the fourth Saturday of August "Children's Day." IncUiuis And Ex-Trcsidcnts Rate In fact, almost every conceivable subject Is there, from Indians to ex-Presltlenls. Rep. Tony Fernandez of New Mexico \Vants another year added to the five years already granted for filing claims against the Indian Bureau. Representative F.D.R., Jr., would have nil ex-Presidents and ex-vice presidents made senators-at-large. That -would take in not only Truman and Hoover, but also Garner, Wallace nnd pretty soon Barkley. It was largely Ihe old-timers who were there on opening day with bills to save the world. One exception was . new Congressman Robert C. Dyrd of West -Virginia who. Introduced a bill to of Ml things, repeal the Taft - Elartley labor law. This was obviously lo carry out a campaign promise. But this Representative Byrcl of WEST Virginia should of course not be confused with Sen. Harry F. Byrd of O EJ D Virginia, who obviously wouldn't think of such n thing. Representative Kcogh of Brooklyn was tops with 42 proposals. One of his bills would provide study periods for post-office clerks. Another would increase employment opportunities for the blind. Two others would raise the pay of all federal judges and give them the Congressional Record, for free. Representative Keogh also has some neat little pork-barrel projects. He would authorize flood control work on Redwood Creek in Humboldt County, Calif., which is ahout'as far outside of his districl as he could get. He proposes au local hanks. He likewise wants the duty raised on tuna fish. G.I.'a, Vets Were Popular Subjects Rep. Edith' Nourse Rogers of self to audiences at a Las Vegas hotel with: "Contrary to what my ex-wife says, I'm not a bciisl." Cugat and Abbe Lane just celebrated their first anniversary but they're due for a separation soon. She heads for a Hollywood movie and he'll go lo Ihe South Pacific and Japan with his band. Red-haired Cara Williams,- who just became Mrs, John Barrymore, Jr., is insisting the Barrymore clan thorlzlng the construction of helio ports — airports for helicopters— near government buildings. And he would also authorize the construe Massachusetts . was second high scorer " on opening- day, with 34 hills. Nearly nil of them related to veterans' affairs. Long a champion of the servicemen, Mrs. Rogers will ' again be chairman of the Veterans' Affairs Committee in the new Congress. Other congressmen put in bills to give the servicemen something more, and this was the most popular subject. . ' high card streng Reduction of [axes was second, with 18 separate proposals to cut In one way or another. Rep. Dan Reed of New York, who will be chairman of the House Wpys and tlean.s Committee in this session, ;ot to the "hopper ahead of everyone with his bill to reduce individual income taxes on June 30. .But here were other bills to cut federal-tax benefits on livestock, soil conservation payments by farmers, excise taxes, transportation .axes' and admissions taxes on m o v I e 5. Several congressmen thought of that last one. Several other congressmen troduccd bills to give the stales title to the so - called tldelands— Omar Burleson of' Texas and Edward Hebert of Louisiana. Rep. Wilbur Mills of Arkansas proposed that the tidclands be Bold by the federal government. Rep. Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., of New York, proposed elimination of racial discrimination in. the District of Columbia. ' Oh, yes, and Rep. Walter Judd of Minnesota has a resolution to congratulate the Minneapolis Sym- Just a few hours before Marilyn Morrison and Johnnie Ray broke up, he gifted her with a mink coat especially designed for her. Who gets custody of the mink may be an Item In their property settlement ' battle. Mike Connolly suggests this ad line for MGM's Lanza film: "We Hate Him But You'll Love Him in The Student Prince.' " strong four-card trump support and a count of 13 to 11 points. In this case North has 13 points in normal 1 point extra phony Orchestra jubilee. That ought Its golden to pass. It tlon of post'offices by loans from doesnf cost, anything, anyway. for the jack in South's bid suit, and 1 point for the doubteton. -, The raise to three hearts is forcing to game. South would try for shim if he had a slightly better hand, but with his actual hand he is content to bid a game. West opens the ace of clubs, end East signals encouragement by playing the nine. West continues with his other cVub, and East takes the second trick with the king. At this point the average East player would carelessly return a club, and South would make his contract by discarding his losing spa/le. West can trump, to be sure, but South does not have to lose a spa'de trick and can easily pick up the trumps. East can set the contract by defending properly. After ".' winning the second trick with the king of clubs, East must cash the ace of spades first. Only then can he lead a third round of clubs. After this defense, South is helpless. South cannot gain by discarding, since the defenders have already taken .three tricks. If South ruffs low, West can overruff with the queen. If South ruffs with the ace or king of hearts, West can make a trick later on with the queen of hearts. . - - • It's a non-singing role for John Agar with Edward Arnold In "My Dad, J; r R-," but he's still hoping his successful singing personal appearances will lead to a filmusical. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— Sixteen friends of Mrs. J. W. Adams, Sr. surprised her with a . birthday luncheon and handkerchief shower last week. Mrs. M. O. Goodwin presented the handkerchiefs to Mrs. Adams while the guests were having lunch. Miss Sue Ramey and Mies Ma- , nan Tompkinj played a piano duet, Nola. at a meeting of the Elliott Fletcher Chapter of the U. D. C. at the home of Mrs. M. Fitt- slmmons. Three chickens were stolen last night from the poultry house of Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Salibn. the Doctor Says- By EDWIN P .JORDAN. M.D. Written (or NEA Service This unjustified hope for n Mnginot Line in (he sky is dangerous enough but It Is not as dangerous ns n loss of faith in our ability to maintain our superiority over our enemies. — Air JF\>rce Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Nnthnn Twin- lug. * % * j I'm fln average baseball fan .1 have trouble getting tickets just like everyone else. — The Cleveland Indians new president, Myron Wilson. * * * Being an actor nnci being a trial lawyer Is pretty much the same Ihtng. A good personality wins the case, — Lawyer-actor Charles FUz&im- mons, * • t We attribute this wholesale (highway traffic) : massacre to open wcalhcr. open roads and closed minds. — National Safety Council President Ned Dearborn. * . *1 The fighting efficiency of Ihe Yugoslav army is growing from year to year 50 thnt It is now equal to reslstlns the aggressor from whatever quarter he might come. — Yugoslav Gen. Ivan Gosnjak. * * * It Is my belief that when the General Assembly takes up this subject at its eession, It will find that, the subversive problem is well on Us way to a fair solution. — Sen, Alexander Wiley (R., Vt.). Perhaps there is nothing which so astonishes a physician who was' in practice even as recently as 20 years ngo as what has happened lobar pneumonia. This formerly ommon infection of the lungs used be known as the "old people's riend" because U so often proved n easy and painless final illness, Today, lobar pneumonia is almost rare disease, and when K does ccur recovery is the rule. The peed with which this occurs is mazing to all those \vho remember io\v it used to be. It is interesting and even now mportnnt. to discuss this disease. A typical case starts suddenly vlth n severe chill which may last or RS long as half an hour. Soon after the chill, the temperature begins to go up and it rises rapidly o around 1(H or 105 degrees. At he same time a person' coining down with pneumonia may have general aches and pains with headache. Pain in the chest or side like .hal which Is present in pleurisy, ,s also common. Cough which produces pain, and does not bring up nuch mucus, starts early. The arc-nthing becomes rapid and each breath is shallow. These syptoms can be confused with other conditions, but are certainly Mi^pirious of lobar pneumonia. Examination of the chest by physician nnd especially lnkU\s <\n X-rny film generally bring a diagnosis early. Unless steps arc taken to treat the condition promptly, the typical signs develop by Ihe second or third day. By this time cold sore? around the lips arc likely lo be anxiety, the pain In the side -or chest Is severe and the breathing rapid. Cough brings up a fair amount of sputum which is likely to be tinged with blood- The temperature stays high, at 104 or 105 degrees. rcnlcHlin Brings Relief Penicillin nnd its relatives almost always bring remarkable Improvement in a short time. A quick fall in temperature and relief of the cough and pain occur promptly. The breathing becomes slow anf normal and no longer is it necessary to wait for the crisis to know what the outcome will be. Today there is only about one chance in 20 or 2S ot dying iron the disease instead of one chance in throe. Lobar pneumonia has dropped from being one of the mos Important causes of death to being one of the least important of lh< major diseases. But remember, the dlagnosl; must be made early and treatmen started promptly, because .the re stills are much more likely lo bi favorable than If pneumonia ha been present for several days. Miss Sarah Trotter got herself & new hair-do with bangs and is now in Washington for the inauguration: © NEA JACOBY ON BRIDGE May Your Bridge With Point-Count By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service MONDAY is bridge lesson day, nnd as usual I will discuss bidding according to the .point-count method so that beginners and average slayers can see how the experts aid. Just in case you're not familiar with the point-count, here Animal Kingdom Answer to Previous Puzzle FOLKS who have been wantln the Methodist preacher out for din nor couldn't po.^lbly pick a bette lime than now. His Vtids are jcliool at dinner time and his wife Is on a diet and with a set up like thai at home he probably Isn'l used to much himself and would probably enjoy most anything put on the (able.—Omega (Oa.) News. NORTH AK J Hl« TJ984 » KQ It WIST tQ98732 VQ5 »632 + A5 EAST V 103 #875 + K91S3I SOUTH (D) South I V V A K 7 6 2 « AJ 1094 * 104 North-South vul. WeM Xorth 1 * 3V ' Pass Pass Opening lead—4* A Eut Pass Pass Arizona is the fifth largest stale the Union, with n lotnl land present, the facial expression shows i area of 114,000 square miles. it is: count 4 points for each ace in your hand; 3 for each king; 2 for each queen. 1 for each Jack. There are 10 points In each suit, and 40 points in the entire deck. You and your partner usually need 26 points to make a game; 33 points for a small slam; 37 for a grand slam. North's double raise to three hearts ia today'i hand, shows HORIZONTAL 1 Biped animal 4 Rapacious animal $ French feline animal 12 Imitative animal 13 Asvry 14 Rant 15 Legal matters IB Defamed 18 Landed properties 20 Employers | 21 Falsehood 22 Shade tceei 1 24 Wicked 28 Support '27 Suffix , ] 30 Peruvian coin 32 Wallow 34 Thermometer ; measure 35 Newspaper ! official i 36 Long-eared ! animal '. 37 Asterisk 39 Cape 40 Show disapproval 41 French se» 42 Hurts 45 Foot part 49 Rest periods 51 National Recover}' Administration (ab.) 52 Ogle 53 Persia 54 Read '55 Lampreys 56 Hireling 57 Finish VERTICAL 1 Fema!e equine animal 2 Mimics . 3 Young bird» 4 Squander 5 Look slyly 6 Qnc* who rents 7 Marsh 8 Water plant 9 Short-tailed _ 25 Contends leaping animal 26 Bards 10 State 27 Speech 11 Spreads 17 Spilled out 19 One who is sick 23 Let dowri 28Lioni 29 Goes astray 31 Withstand •33 Flaxen cloth 38 Fall floweri 24 Icelandic saga 40 Listens 41 Middle 42 Competent 43 Indian 44 Foot part 46 Algerian soaporV 47 Metal 48 Earth 50 Hurry 11 B »' n 5!" *) » > tt 1$ sz 5* ( a (i n m m $ m W 50 5) bt. 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