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PAGB.'FOUK THE BLYTHEVLLLt COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher-Editor • PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Ads'ertisinj Representatives: Wallace Wttmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at th« post- pffice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythe'viUe or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 30c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J7.00 per year, $4.00 for six months, $2.50 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile lone, 115.60 per year payable in advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid in advance lo carriers. MEDITATIONS But we sec Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for the suffering of death, crowned with glory and honour; that he by the grace of God shall taste death for every man.—Hebrews 2.9. » * * The sufferings and death of Jesus Christ are a substitution for the endless punishment of all who truly believe on Him.-William Adams. BARBS Some day we're expecting some movie folks to spend their honeymoon in the divorce court. * * * An alarm clock that would go off like corks popping might get some lazy men out of bed. * » . Some husbands suffer in silence, others from lack of it. * * * A doctor says golf gives a person all the exercise needed. Beginners get a lot more than that. * * * ' It's a waste of time to drop a line to fish if the fish doesn't answer. A Thing of the Past? Every time there's a running of the presidential nomiating sweepstakes, the horses seem to emerge earlier than ever from the paddock. And trotting right along with them are the bettors and guesserg. The big 1960 field on the Democratic side already has the speculators clicking away with their calculations. The pros and cons involving each candidate are being thoroughly aired. On one point, however, the guessers seem not to have remembered their history too well. A fair number keep tossing in the word "deadlock" as if this were both a n easy and a likely prospect in national conventions. The record of recent decades indicates that it is not. The Republicans had one in 1920, when Warren G. Harding emerged from battle as a compromise choice. They had what amounted to one in 1940, when neither Thomas K. Dewey nor Sen. Robert A, Taft could build more than three-fifths of the delegate strength they needed to win. Wendell Willkie came from far behind to gain the prize in six ballots. Only once since then, in 1948, have the Republicans required more than one ballot to determine their nominee. Dewey won in three that time. As for the Democrats, since the famous 104-ballot deadlock at Madison Square Garden in 1924, they have had no deadlock* at'all. The closet they came was in Franklin D. Roosevelt's first nomination at Chicago in 1932, when some very deft maneuvering was needed to break a log jam barring hie way. From that time on, the nominee in every convention but one (it took three to nominate Stevenson over Kefauver in 1952) has been named in a single ballot. So, stretching it a bit, you can find no more than three deadlocked conventions between 1920 and the present.i Hardly enough to warrant easy predictions of one in 1960. Admittedly the aspirants on the Democratic side are numerous. But that 'does not automatically make for a deadlock. Some may well fall by the wayside long before the convention be- gains. A realistic appraisal of convention history demands that we look upon a 1960 Democratic deadlock as generally quite unlikely, as pretty much an outside prospect. Marilyn Transcendent Put Britfitte Bardoi or Marilyn Monroe on the screen and it's pretty hard to concentrate on the old East- West struggle. You are reminded rather forcefully of other things. Neither one of these fetching damsels can be shrugged off lightly. But, for totally nonpatriotic reasons, we'll suggest a slight edge for Marilyn. Brigitte is a good deal trimmer, and usually manages to be cute and sexy at the same time. Yet our American entry has developed an entrancing quality that surpasses all: she is consistently funny. She lampoons and caricatures sex, with high talent. And in so doing she does far better than most of the grim head- shakers in putting it in healthy balance —where it belongs. VIEWS OF OTHERS Color Of Skin Prince Henry, 31-year-old brother of the King of Uganda, has lost all succession rights to the throne by marrying a white girl. The parliament of the African kingdom has so informed him in no uncertain terms, following his espousal of Carol Ann Whitney, a 17-year-old resident of Bournemouth, England. Racial prejudice in the matter of blood relationships is not the exclusive possession of the white man, as this instance shows. It could be multiplied many times over around the globe where millions of brown, yellow and black as well as white men set the greatest store by the color of their skins. Apparently the brotherhood of man is a long way from being transformed from a spiritaual to a physical concept. Was it ever intended by Providence to be? — Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY- Kara Osann I think we are inexterminable, like flies and bugs. You can't really exterminate them. There will always be some in cracks and crevices, and that's us. -Poet Robert Frost, 85, on whether man will destroy himself with his modern weapons. * * * Not even something like this will stop young men with the itch for adventure from exploring caves. And that is as it should be. —Eric Moss, of Castleton, England, whose son died when trapped for two days in cave he was exploring. 75 Years Ago —In Blythevilte Lieut. Col. Ivy W. Crawford, who arrived this week at Camp Shelby, Miss., after 31 months in Alaska, will come to BIytheville tomorrow to spend his leave with Mrs. Crawford and their daughters, Mrs. John R. McDonald and Miss Eugenia Crawford. Mr. and Mrs. Garth Castlio and daughters, Jane and Leta Rose, accompanied by Mrs. Jack Chamblin, will spend the weekend in Memphis. Mrs. Charles Rose is spending the Easier holidays at Fayetteville, Ark., where she is visiting her daughter, Miss Mary Katherine Rose, a student at the University. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER KEWS 'When I Say 'Now/ We Both ,Go Backward Five Paces'' TUESDAY, APRIL 7,1959 Peter fdson's Washington Column— A cohwolk is Q poth from one gossips bock door to onothw's. Sen. Dirksen: Three Rs of 1933 Are Still Around After 25 Years' By JERRY BENNETT NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON - (NEA) - Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen of Illi nois, who this year took over the Republican leadership, says there have been a lot of changes in Washington during the 26 years he has been in Congress. When he first came here in 1933, the country was slaughtering surplus pigs. Now they give 'em away to foreign countries under Public Law 480. Henry Wallace was storing surplus eggs in a Kansas cave during the Great Depression. Now Department of Agriculture scientists are trying to make hens lay two eggs at a time — to make more to store. When Dirksen first came to Washington he had to get a long- tail coat for social functions. He hasn't worn it in some years, so now he's getting ready to bequeath it to 1CA for foreign aid to Greek undertakers. But quoting the old French proverb, Sen. Dirksen declares that the more things change in Washington, the more they remain the same. In 1913 there were the three R's —Relief, Recovery and Reform. Dirksen says if you don't believe they're still around, just ask Sen. Hubert Humphrey. Parlygoers acted as if they were addicted to the chicken curry served at the recent Pakistan Embassy National Day Celebration. Even dignitaries who normally hurry home from parties after one quick snack stayed for a second helping. When the chicken was gone, guests satisfied their craving by pouring the curry sauce over rice. One partygoer was even seen discreetly dunking a roll into the buffet sauce bowl. There's no romance in the immediate offing for handsome, 23- year-old King Hussein of Jordan, who has just wound up a week's visit in Washington. •He'll be touring the U. S. for the next three weeks before going home. But it will be a trip to see the country, and not to look over, eligible American heiresses who might be able to help support his palace. The list of eligible Hashemite royal family princesses of Arab blood who might be matched with King Hussein is limited. There aren't many Mohammedan kings left, either. Of course, King Saud of Saudi Arabia has a lot of daughters by his many wives. But nobody outside Saudi Arabia knows how many daughters there are or how old they are. And since women aren't educated for queenship in Saudi Arabia, it might be difficult to make a suitable match to share Jordan's throne. King Hussein is western-educated and would be expected to want an intelligent, modem woman for a wife. But he has no royal girl friend or big heart interest now, his court advisers reported while here. What Jordanian politicos would like to see — later on but not now that is—would be a romance with a woman of Jordan. There is no law or custom that woidd prevent the young King's following the example of Crown Prince Akihito of Japan and marrying a commoner. Staunchest Nixon - For - President supporters in town are wait- resses at the Statler-HilEon Hotel. When friends tossed a birthday luncheon for Mrs. Nixon in one of the hotel's dining rooms, the waitresses bought some flowers for the table as a present. They are so pleased with the long thank-you Jelter Mrs. Nixon wrote them that they have tacked it up on the kitchen bulletin board. And they have secretly agreed. to give slow service to anyone they hear criticising the Vice President. A Washington psychiatrist tells the story about reform school officials who decided to give tranquilizers to their most trouble some inmates. They were amazed how well the happy pills worked. Within a couple of days, there was not the slightest evidence of tension anywhere in the building. They were soon jolted, however, to learn that the kids hadn't taken a single tranquiliier. Instead, they had been slipping them into • the staff members' coffee. Washington partygoers aren't surprised about the break-up between movie star Zsa Zsa Gabor and prominent California contractor Hal Hayes. When the couple tossed an engagement party here a few weeks ago, it was rumored that the real reason for the event was to give Hayes a chance to promote good will with congressman. Shortly before the wingding ended, Zsa Zsa got into an argument with photographers and refused to let them take her picture. When Hayes told her to pose, Zsa Zsa cracked: "I come to Washington to help you out and all you do is give me a hard time." the Doctor Says By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Wrtttei for NEA Serrk* Today's first question must be of interest to thousands, if not millions, of people. Q — What are tranquiliiing pills and what are they for? Are they harmful? —Mrs. R. S. ..A — There are now a large number of preparations on the market known as tranquilizers. They carry a great many different names and they hage several different kinds of chemical composition, uses and actions. In general, they are designed to quiet the emotions and thus decrease "worry." They are therefore used in many different conditions, such as certain forms of high blood pressure, coronary artery fisease, emotional disturbances of many different kinds, as an aid in the care of patients with certain forms of mental illness, and for many others. They appear to be relatively harmless when taken in the prescribed doses, but I do not believe that tranquilizers )any more than any other drug) should be taken unless thsre is a definite need. <J-I» • r«eot physical ex- amination my physician found that my liver had dropped, but made no more comment. Is there anything further which should be done?—Mrs. K. ..A — The diagnosis of dropped liver is made less frequently now than in the past. It implies that the liver is not firmly attached above and has dropped lower into the abdominal cavity. Without other signs or symptoms I presume this can be ignored. However, it is also possible that the liver has been enlarged rather than "dropped" and this may call for further investigations as to the cause. Q — Is it wrong for a man to have at least a pint of wine on his way home from work each day and consume a quart on Sunday morning before breakfast? Although he doesn't become mean, he is fast losing the love and respect of his wife and children, and the family income is small-Reader. ..A — This man is depriving his family of things they need for selfish reasons. This amount of regular drinking, together with the fact (which the letter adds) that he sneaks bottles into the house thinking people will not know it, suggests that he is al ready an alcoholic. It would be wise if he slopped altogether, both for the sake of his family and his own health. Q — Can you suggest what vegetable, or fruit juice, would help me to overcome my longtime ailment of sinusitis, arthritis and hardening of the heart arteries?—M. A —Unfortunately, neither a vegetable, fruit juice, nor any other single measure can be relied on to relieve or cure the diseases mentioned. You should see your doctor. . .Q — Is rickets inherited? If the father had rickets when h« wai a baby would the children have it? - Mrs. H. R. ..A — Rickets U not inherited. H is fhe result of a deficiency of vitamin D in the body during childhood. If a child receive* sufficient amounts of this vitamin he will not acquire rickets even though his father had it. Erskine Johnson !N HOLLYWOOD BROWNING AT BAYLOR Baylor University, Waco, Tex., houses the most extensive collection of the works of Robert Browning, including his love let- ten and personal booki, By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - (NEA) -"Un less you have • sense of humor about yourself, how can you play comedy?" Paul Douglas, that big fellow with the Cinerama-slz* face set on a Cinemascope-size body, sske< 'he question and then answered it He's the brightest word thrower in Hollywood, you know, because ie is an actor with strong opinions who carries a portable soap box and doesn't mind using it for col orful frankness. His answer was, "You can't." His question and Us answer, be didn't mind adding, were aimed at some recent not-so-ftuuiy Kits comedies starring younj "method" actors. And fhe "method" gives Douglas '"a CHEAT BIG PAIN." "How," he snorted, "can Hollywood expect these method swingers to play comedy when they are so serious they have no sense ol humor about themselves or about anything? If you ask me, this new breed working in movies and on TV today has lost contact with humanity." • . This lost contact, he didn't mind adding further, is the ( reason a handful of veteran stars and directors are able to demand, and get, today's fabulous salaries. "They are the only ones in Hollywood who haven't lost contact with humanity, and they are'ap pearing in movies people want to see." Douglas said he didn't want to include Marlon Brando in the "method" group that gives him that big pain. "Just Brando impersonators," he said. He paid tribute to Brando, as a matter of fact, with the words: "His own particular method makes him as capable as Sir Laurence Olivier is as • classical actor." But even as a Brando fan, Douglas likes to tell this tale which he swears is true "becauss Jan (wife Jan Sterling) was there and saw it happen. Brando and another actor, Kevin McCarthy, were improvising one day when they were method students. Kevin was pretending he was a tree, with fingers as "twigs." "You know what happened?" Douglas howled. "Brando bent one of those 'twigs' until it broke and Keven went to the hospital." The type of "method" acting Douglas says he's against was represented by an actress who worked in a play with him last summer. "While walking backstage I passed her and said, 'Wow, it's hot tonight." Her answer was a glare followed by, 'Please, Mr. Douglas, you cracked my mood.' " "I should hare cracked her head," Douglas Is still groaning. If it is comedy, Douglas argues, letvt it to someone like George Marshall (the veteran who directed him in the box office block buster, "The Mating Game")—h* knows every trick in the book— and gala like Debbie Reynolds, Una Merket and Lucille Ball. Douflai Aad just worked with Lucy in "Lucy Wants a Career," See HOLLYWOOD w Page t • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA ferric* Take-Out Revealf Singleton Trump The cream puff take-out double sometimes enables you to steal a hand from your opponents. On other occasions it gives them a clue that enables them to fulfill an ambitious contract. H. West had kept his mouth shut North and South might have actually stopped short of game and if they'had reached game South would surely have lost a spade, two clubs and a heart. • As it was, South won the open opening diamond lead in his own hand and led a heart. West KOXTH WEST *• ¥K8 »A3Z *A»62 KAST Q 9 7 * J10 8 S < 8ODTH (D) 4AK752 + Q73 North and South vulnerable So.* Wart Jf«rtk Zut 1 » Double RedbL 2 * Jaw Pass 3* Pass ** Pas« Pan Opening lead— * 7 ducked and after dummy's king leld the trick South played the ack of trumps (nan dummy. He was sure that West held only a singleton spade. If it were the queen South was going to lose it and if it were the three-spot South could do nothing about the whole thing but, i£ it were the nine or en he was going to make the hand. East covered the jack with the queen and when West's nice-spot ell South was right in business. He led a second heart which East won. East returned another diamond and South was again in dummy. He led the eight of spades and et it ride. West showed out and South picked tip East's ten and conceded two club tricks but chalked up the rubber. President's Wife ACROSS . 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