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PAGE FOUR 'BLYTHEVI'LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW.S ,'JAN- 81, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO, H. n. RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. rREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manocer Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New 'York, Chicago, Detroit, : Atlanta, Memphis. ' Entered P.S second class matter at Ihe post; office at BlytheviHe, Arkansas, under act of Coni gresi, October 9. 19V7. Member o( The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrlei In the cilv oi Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is nia^n- talncd. 25c per week By mail, within a radliiE ot 50 miles. Sb.OO per year,-s2.50 for six months S1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile,-zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations lie answered anil said, A man thai Is called Jesus made clay, and anointed mine eyes, ami said unto me, Go to the pool of SMoain, and wash: anil I went and washed, and 1 received sight. — John 9:11. * # * Faith Js the rool of all blessings, Believe, Qntf you shall be saved; believe, and you must needs be satisfied; believe, and you cannot but be com- .! Barbs People nrc more likely to want visiting relatives to stay longer If they pay as they go. *• * * 'About the only thing a sllngy man plve.s iiv*iy Is himself. • * 4 * . Still the best give and take plan — give all the blood you can to the Red Cross, anrt tnke all the government bonds possible. + * * « When you can show them the dollars, ymir friends will five you credit for having the •ens*. •'•: . , - * * * Try-resting on your laurels for too long if you -Want to crush them. Curing of Social Ills By West Will Hurt Reeds Arnold Toynbfee, British historian, who ranks among ;the world's groat in his field, had a very pertinent tiling to say the other day to all men living in the free world.And it tied in with something President Eisenhower said in his inaugural address. On a CBS television interview, Toyi)- bee was discussing the dangers to western civilization. lie didn't stress the obvious external threat — Russia. He emphasized the free world's internal weaknesses. These, he said, are the real peril. What he-mcnuf: was exactly what Sir. Eisenhower meant when he said on Jan. 20 that the Communists "feed on the hunger of others." It is the Reds' great hope that free men jvill fail to deal a full blow at poverty and ,its accompanying social ills; that they will not find among tlitm- selves the kind of unity they need to meet these difficulties at political and economic levels; and that they will fail to .approach these problems in a way that will offer promise to Asiatics and Africans as well as westerners. In other words, according to Toyn- bee, social injustice, disunity and the lack of understanding between western peoples and the African-Asiatic groups are the vulnerable spots in our . armor. Here the Communists will probe - for their own new ground, advancing as disease advances in a weakened part of the body. Though we do not plan to do so, we of the West might perfectly balance Russian military power. And yet we still would not be free of the Red menace. For the Communist idea, as the President and Toynbet have pointed out, fattens on our failures. Since the goals of justice, unity and understanding among all peoples seem far from attainment, isn't Toynbee's outlook basically a dark one? He doesn't think so, and this is the real kernel of what he had to say. lie believes that the very reverse of what the Russians hope for will happen. He believes that the magnitude 1 of the e.xtt-rnal Communist threat — military, political, economic, idealogical — will prod and goad the free world into substantially curing the weaknesses the Reds feed upon- He believes this has alrtady begun to take place. For the Communists this would he the complete irony, to press their cause so strongly as to arouse the free world lo progress which in the end will rob that cause of its strength. Yet that is the prosptct a* Toynbc« sees It. Plainly communism has no great Inner force of its own. Its pull upon men is relative to their distress. If western men dc the great things they are now tmbfirkud upon, this vaunted magnet of communism will one day no longer bo able to attract a pin. Views of Others The Last Word Bird of Paradise Lincoln's Life Enjoys Rebirth in New Books There are many miracles about\Abraham Lincoln and his legend. One is that he is loved by all Americans of whatever political faith, Adlai Stevenson, 1952 Democratic presidential nominee, quoted Lincoln in his speech 'ofo concession to General Eisenhower. Earlier in the campaign he had Bought communion with Lincoln among historic buildings at Salem, 111., where Young Abe had lived and worked in a store. Lincoln,.too, is n symbol to all the world of the best in the American ideal, standing for high statesmanship, great human compassion, homely simplicity, devotion to a cause. A never-ending marvel is the way Lincoln appears to enjoy n rebirth within each decade or less. Already there arc more than 3800 separate works devoted to his life and his times. One would think there was nothing left to be discovered or written about him, or about the great Civil War through w h i c h he brought the nation, And still, within the last few years, brilliant new studies have come onto the scene to illumine this man. ' With all that has been said of him, it probably will surprise many to learn that until last fall there was no single comprehensive yet compact biagraphy of. Lincoln by rfn American- The most reliable one-volume work was a 88-year-old effort by Lord Charnwood of liritain. But now that gap has been filled, admirably, by the now single-volume study by. Benjamin Thomas, a long-time Lincoln scholar who lives in Springfield, 111., in continuously close touch with the •Lincoln materials. The Thomits book takes advantage of much new information that had been locked up in various sources only recently made available. It is a balanced, seasoned, real portrait of Lincoln. Another genuine contribution to the story is i the fuller biography, still in progress, by J. G. Randall, who is giving several volumes to Lincoln's years as President."Btindttll is the first lo tackle Lincoln on a broad plane since Carl Sandburg's famous and dramatic presentation. -.-Then, Kenneth Williams is engaged upon what will probably be ranked as the authoritative version of the Civil War from the Union side. In this work he is matching the fine scholarship of Soulhall Freeman's works on Robert K. Lee and the Confederate campaigns. It is often said history must be rewritten far each generation. If this is so, we in America, and o u r friends abroad, could hardly be more fortunate in the quality now being given to the re-telling of the Lincoln legend. In these now works, the inspiration of his life and his canse i& fresh and vibrant and compelling. SO THEY SAY Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Ed son's Washington Colum One ot the remarkable fea lines of present-day life is the self-consciousness of our top ix>littc:\l figures about their places hi history. NouatUiys our state-amen generally begin making things easy for the historians even' before they have liud down (he robes of office. A considerable time before he died. Franklin D. Roosevelt was busy helping along the project" for the memorial library thnt "now houses his official and private papers. Friends already arc raising funds for a simitar library In Granrtview, Mo., for President Truman's documents. But Mr. Truman couldn't wait for that project to get going. He permitted publication in 1052 of a book that reveals n lot of his private papers, in these last days In the White House, he's concentrating on setting the historians aright. And for more than a decade, others hnve been gullopliig Into print with their memoirs nl th« fturUiNst possible moment-. All thEs Is very thoughtful of these gentlemen. But one may be pardoned for suspecting that the v:ork cut out for him in evaluating their respective places in history. —Ktngsport <TeniO New?, Administration Bound to Follow Pattern Set in V^ilson Stock Case WASHINGTON _(NEA)— The hassle over General Motors' ox- Presklent Charles E. Wilson's appoint m c n t ns Secretary of Defense is only the beginning. The pattern set I in f the Wilson I case Is bound to be followed for every other im- portnxit nppoinl- ment in the Elsenhower /ad/; reler KdKn ministration. For t hns been frequently said that :his is to be a business administration, and this ts the test case. The rulo nppHccl lo Mr. Wilson wljl n!so hnve to be applied to Roger M. Kyes; former executive vice president of CM, selected by Mr. Wilson as his undersecretary of And the same Rtnilriards will have to lie applied to iinrohl E, Tnlbott of Chrysler Corporation, selected by President Elsenhower ns Secretary of the Air Force. Some of the best lawyers In the country were apparently caught napping In not discovering (he old law which prevents nny U.S. official from doing government business .with a company In which he has Interests. The low was called to Ihe attention of the Eisenhower administration by Democratic Sen. Harry F. Byrcl of Virginia. But the Republicans did nothing to clear up the Wilson situation in the weeks between his appointment and Inauguration tiny. As a matter of fuel, Ihts law not consistently enforcer) by the Democrats during the Trumun administration. The other C. E. Wilson, of General Electric, was allowed to keep his stock Interests in that company while serving as Defense Production Administrator, and K. T. Keller has for several years been coordinator of the guided missile production program for the Department of Defense, while still retaining his position aa head of Chrysler Corporation. The law applied In the Wilson case goes back to 1863. Arose From Procurement Scandals Congress had rea,l reasons for putting this law on the books In ;he {irst 'place. It arose out -of 3imrtermaslcr Corps scandals in procurement for northern troops In ;he Civil War, the bond sale scandals in financing that war, and conscription exemptions. W. E. Woodward In his "New American History" describes some of those scandals this way: "Fortunes were made ... Profits were largo, and anybody could sell ihc government worthless steamers, shoddy'"clothing, rotten ammunition, defective rifles and food that was hardly fit for pigs." Conscription began in the North In 1863^ and on the first draft 292,000 names were drawn. Soys Woodward: "•10,000 failed lo respond . . . 1G4.000 were exempted ...'62,000 bought exemptions for $300 apiece." The net result was 36,000 men bagged for the army. On Ihe financial scandals, the historian relates that a speculator could take $400 in gold, exchange that for S1000 in black markei greenbacks, buy a S1000 bond with the greenbacks and' get $GO a year interest In gold, or a 15 per cenl profit on the original $400. All these things led to the pas sage of the National Banking Act in ,18(53 and to the passage of the 186: criminal code to prevent and pun- sh frauds upon the government. Code Was Twice Revised By Congress . This code has been re-examined y Congress twice in the 20th century, and re-enacted with only minor changes. The first lime was n 1309, when the United Slates was as peace and there wasn't a single war cloud on the horizon. The second revision came in June, 1048. when the Republican 80th Congress put through a re- vised,codidcotlon of the criminal code. At that time Congress had fresh in Its min dthe frauds of World War II and the postwar scan- | dais in surplus property disposal. I It Is of course not to be inferred, that Mr. Wilson would indulge in any of the practices of Civil War days which led to original passage of the bills to prevent frauds against the government. But It is necessary to keep in mind what Congress was trying to do in passing these laws, while considering a change In Ihem now. The question of how much influence C. E. Wilson, as Secretary of Defense, would have on war contracts Is debatable. Different experts at the Pentagon give different opinions. The Secretary of Defense doesn't sign any defense contracts. When General Marshall was Secretary of Defense, he left all (hat detail of production to his undersecretary, Robert 'A. Lovett. And while actual defense contracts are made by Army, Navy and Air Force officers in the field, on a question like where to place a new tank arsenal or Jet engine contract, the Secretary of Defense would have the deciding voice. HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Behind the Screen: There will be no team- of Charles Laughton and his wife Elsa Lanchestor, as an In- :ellectual Ma and Pa Kettle on those Paul Gregory - sponsored concert tours which are making a mint for some movie stars. Just hack from a H-week, 11- city trek as the star of "Elsa Lan- chcster's Private Music Hall" — two hours of Elsa in character comedy, 'recitations, songs and patler "spiked with a • little seriousness"—she confessed a professional divorce from Laughton with: "We've grown apart artistically. He reads the classics and I'm a clown. He's learned to be himself— something he never diet as an actor when he always became the character he was playing. I can't be myself. I have to be somebody else. Besides, if we teamed up and one of ns became ill, we wouldn't have anything." .Elsa. followed the concert trail pioneered by Laughton and blushed that she heard a lot along the way about "Charles blowing his top." She laughed it off with: 'I can Imagine what happened. He probably referred lo the stage HglAlng, or something, as hopeless. But t when Charles says something is hopeless, the way he says it Is a little overpowering." "Blubber" Battle Merv Griffin, the cx-Preddy Martin band vocalist due for a star buildup at Warner Bros., Is confessing that he's in the same loxv- calorie league with Mario Lanza. Now a trim 1GO pounds for his role with Kathryu Grayson In "The Grace Moore Story," Merv paid: "In 1948 I was singing on a national radio show from a San Francisco station as 'America's Romantic Singing Star. 1 I weighed 240 pounds but I was too stupid to understand why I was never allowed an audience or why the network never released my photograph. I didn't think I was too fat until I met Joan Edwards. "She came to the studio, listened to the show and then collared me with: " 'Look, boy. I think your sing Ing is the end. But that blubber has to go/ "That did H. I went out and lost 80 pounds In six months. Bu it's still a weight fight with me." than with a book. Hc!!:i HhiES Bell A Polish beauty who goes by the name of Bella—nothing else- is being groomed as Hollywood's next Garbo by Oarryl Zanuck. She's a guest at the Zanuck home. Colette Marchand, the dazzler In "Moulin Rouge," and Jean- malre, the beauty in "Hans Christian Andersen," have decided that the Ballet de Paris is too small to star them both. So Jeanmnire la stepping down end Colette reigns supreme. Dawn Addams Isn't admitting marriage plans with Claude Dauphin, of "April in Paris," but says: "It's more than just friendship with us—far more." . . . Best stunt of the year: The PGA's sponsorship of Martin and Lewis, Crosby and Hope in a golf match nt the :;lewood Country Club Feb. 8. ar for the day will be 1258 gags. Portland Hoffa is on the serious- ailing list now that Fred Allen's alth graph has Improved. the Doctor Says— B.v K11W1N r .."lORDAN. ftl.U. Written fnr NEA Service The most common (but not the only) cause of sudden nnd unex- peclcrl (tenth is a heart attack. This is most often the result of a of the closed-off coronary artery, so that a new blood supply be-1 coiuos established, A long period of rest in bed is clot or obstriiclion occurring In cy necessity'fo'rThc"vicVini of of the blood vessels xviitch supply I the henvt jnusclc. These Wood vessels nrc called | the coronary urtertrs. and for Ibis i reason the terms covonnry thrombosis or coronary occlusion arc commonly used. * Most 01 us In or post the middle years of life hnve lost one or more rtonr friends or close relatives from Ibis cause. Since it so often comes lo those who have been well mid, active up to the last moment without any noticeable warning signs. It is a particularly frightening disorder. We should not. however, let fear of coronary thrombosis — or anything else — get the better of us. Tn Ihe first place, many people- in fact, most—never have ilils trouble, and in the second place, ll'.ele are a groat ^number who have suffered one or more attacks of this kind who make remarkable recoveries and succeed in resum How that tlio drafting of fathers looms as au Imminent necessity in Ihc nut so distant future, we must look toward the colleges with jomelhins more than au Appraising eye. — National Draft Director Lewi* s. Herthcy. nary thrombosis. For best results this period of rest must be followed by slowly increasing activity — also for n long time. Tf the other portions of the coronary nr- lerles are in reasonably good condition., the heart, can make a pood recovery from the damage it has suffered. Recovery Is Common This is. of course, true particularly in those who hnve suffered a coronary thrombosis comparatively early In life. Of course, carelessness about health or nn restrained activity is not justified. | but It should bo remembered that ! many victims ( make splendid re-' covcric.s. 1 No doubt tlieve arc some who have suffered an ntlnrk of coronary thrombosis who did not even know that they hud such an nltacfc. But the symptoms are usually severe enough — consisting of pain, • JACOBY CM BRIDGE Tourney Is Place To See Good Hands . \Vritlcn Tor N'KA Service Wlicn the American Contract Bridge League recently published nil 256 hands of Ihe recent World Championship Match, held in New York, I was reminded of many o the classic hands of other world NORTH * K J VJ7543 » AK + KJ32 . It's Tom Morton's quip—he's thi newcomer in "From Main Street tc Broadway."—thai book covers ar so sexy these days that H's bette to cqrl up with a good book cove mousetrap. When West doublet R—^e went for broke with a re '•*. This was sound enough, o South coukl hardly be sc :ian one trick with such y, atid might mnkc the coi net 'with ovcrlrlcks if he had :ally sound opening three-bid. Crawford should have lost Ick in each suit, but nn opponer Spped. I'll say this for Crawford 2 gets himself out on a limb oftc sough, but you can't afford i lake mistakes against him. West opened a trump, and Ka 10k the nee and returned a trurr. > dummy's king. Crawford returr cl a low heart from dummy, nn 'est took the nine of hearts nr lifted to a low diamond. Crawfot hen ruffed a heart to enter h wn hand, after which he led h Ingleton club towards dummy. West hemmed and hawed ovi lis play and finally decided not ako his ace. Crawford shot t with dummy's king of clubs to w ie trick, cashed the ace of di onds, and ruffed another heai [e then led a low diamond to dr< Vest's queen, after which-his jai f diamonds was good tor his ten rick. Not very neat, perhaps, b audy enough for anybody's last - so th » l die. P™ mn tly. help Is obtained ing their lives much as before. ! Paleness of the skin and weakness Any living tissue which has Us blood supply stopped Therefore, thai portion polish. If the area of the! Export ndvice is extremely im- •ithout hii"nu.'^! treatment and give a false IIl\(.M\eU . ; rf- "-~:_ ,._ I. heart" which is supplied by a blood P° rl «»!. '<"; «><= P^n may dlsap vessel which is shut oft by a clot > lcllr , '" » sho . rt umc "' c " Wlllloul ! of s cannot! come is a largo one 1 , tlie heart continue, and this is why sudden dentils eccur. H the area Is smull and the hear! is allowed to rest, two things begin ] to happen. The heart muscle which I has been killed is replaced crariu- J'ally by strong, scar-like (issue. V. Tragic results to those who ignored such warning signs. EAST A A8 V Q62 • 9843 A 9 8 0 -I INCLUDED among the people WEST A73 ¥ AK 103 « Q 107 * AQ 105 SOUTH (D) AQ10D6342 V8 » J652 A 7 Dolh sides vol. South West North Kasl 3 * Pass -4 X p ass Pass Double rtedbl. Paw Pass Pass Opening lead—A 3 championships. Today's hand, fo example, \vas played In the firs such match, held in Bermuda 1 1950. Johnny Crawford was the enter-1 prising soul who marie the three \ spade bid on the South hand. Johnny wouldn't tench this bid to a pupil, and lie wasn't exactly proud of it at the time—hut he was dealt thirteen cards, and Johnny hates lo pass any lime he is lucky Don't know how Zsa Zsa Oabor els about it; but her brother-in- w. Tom Comvay, Is co - starring ith Hungarian - born Eva Barok "Park Plaza 605" in London, va is "reported lo have said: "Zsa Zsa is giving Hungarians t ad name." Rosemary Clooney will k do 'a Suspense" radio thriller Feb. 23. . . The marriage of MGM's Bobby an and Diaae. Garrett was orm ' f Hollywood's best-kept secrets, iven close pals blinked over tho :' nnouncement. ... Kathryn Grayon in ashimmy dance will be a urprise sequence in "The Graca loore Story." Grace did the hlp- 'Iggllng as a chorus girl on Broad- ay In "Hltchy Koo." Pals of John Bralnn, who dl- ected "Miracle of Patima," feled im at a party to celebrate tha net that his share of the film's roflls in 1953 will exceed $50,000. ohn's comment: "The film mado ne thing clear — these days, to mnke money at the. box - office, r ou need a miracle." An agent polled the studios about Franchot Tone, who wants to resume his movie emoting. The verdict was favorable. 15 Years Ago In BlytheYille — Mrs. L. S. Benlsh and Mrs. B. P. Kiger became members of the Woman's Club when Mrs. B. A. BLlgg and Mrs. George Barham entertained the club with a luncheon. Mr. and Mrs. w. A. Pickard have as their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Sasser of Covington, Tenn. Dr Thomas K. Mahan was th» principal speaker at a meeting of the Mississippi County Medical Society last night. Judge Boles says he's not so much concerned about the number of wives who bring their husbands into court as he is about the number who should, but don't. © NEA South Dakota Way Answer to Previous Puzzle 1 Capital of South Dakota 7 It is nicknamed the " Slate" 13 National song HCurer 21 Famed Moun is in 1 South Dakota's Black Hills 24 Occupant 25 More facile 25 Doctor ot Science (ab.) 27 Bang whom you can fool some of Ihc time > enough to be dealt thirteen cards. the one \vho is re^dm-": ' par- Gcors?e R-pce modestly raised lo HORIZONTAL 4 Symbol for rhodium SScoltish sheepfold 6 Ant 7 Sled tender 8 Above (poel.) 9 Sweet potato - „. 10 Hodgepodge 15 Theater sign ncolf mounds 16 Type measure j 2 Formerly 17 Armed forces 19 s t 18 Melody 20 Silkworm 22 Hops' kiln 23 Made ' melodious 27 Ignominy 30 Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter 34 Burdened 35 Hours <ab.) 36 Great grief 37 Winglike part 33 Point weapon •10 Goddess of peace 42 Memory ^.awakener •rtT.icililalcd •35 Fixed lookers 47 Station (ab.) 50 Meadow 51 Hand part 55 Hoi 58 Depart 60 Born 61 Spanijh flest 62 Redacted 64 Island in New York bay 65 Unke«!cd VERTICAL 1 Go by 28 Robust 29 First man I 3Us indebted 32 Not any 33 Sow 39 Romance language 41 Grate 43Etcctr:cal unil56 Pillar 46Spirited 57 Poem 47 Health 5D H.irorn room resorts . 63 Pronoun 48 Civil wrong 49 Feminine appellation 52 Against 53 List ot candidates 5-1 lN 7 (VilVC Ot ancient Media Also, other blood vessels begin to j agraph.—Bristol (Va.) 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