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ER>HT BLYTHEVTT.LB (ARK.y COURIER NEWS THfi BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher. HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. KKKDRICKSON. AsSocUt* Editor PAUL D HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witnier Co, New York, Chicago Detroit Atlanta. Ucmphis. Entered u second class matter it (lie post- office at Blylheville, Arkamu. unde: act of Con- (TCU, October 9 1»17 Member of Ttie Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot Btytlievllle or any suburban town where carrlei service la mam- Uined, 20c per week, or Bit per month Br mail, within a radius of 50 miles 14.00 p«i Mar, »2.00 for six months. $1.00 foi three months; bj mail outside 50 mile cone. 110.00 per rear payable In advance Meditations A nil as thcv did Dal, Jesus took breatt, and blessed, and brake it, anil gave tn them, and said. Take, ral: Ihis is my body.—Mark 14.22, * * * We should Icok to the Sacrament for a s|>e- cUl revelation of Christ and His truth. The purpose of the communion service Is to afford us an opportunity to take into our spiritual natures something from the outside.—Rev. Charles A. Savage. Barbs Cheer up, ladies! During spring house cleaning you may find some things that have been missing since fall house cleaning. * * * The best acting hi the movies is done by the fellow who smiles when you crunch [M>pcorn rtffHt In his ear. * • • It won't be long until some girls will go to the mountains to see the scenery—and others to the beaches to BE the scenery. * » » We've all IIPCII ilniu B it all our lives, but H's aWH doggone hard to get out of bed. * * « Some folks play dumb—while others aren't playing. Students' Increased Interest In U.S. History Is Good Sign A New York Times survey reports more colleges than ever requiring students to study American history, HIK! more students taking such courses whe- • ther com [jelled to or not. Cheers ought to greet tliis trend. Part of a nation's growing up is becoming aware of its own past and liow it fits into (.lie larger world al'ory. Too many of us live today in n vac- u.um of time. We don't bother to link up with the stream of history to which we belong. If we did, we'd be more mature, more wisely humble. History has patterns; many events and situations recur from time to time in more or lesx similar form. Knowing them provides lessons of guidance for our present behavior and understanding. We often get the idea that events breaking around us are unique. Most of the time they're not, even though the cast of characters and part of the setting are new. For instance, this isn't the first period in U. S. history when we've been stirred up about the Red menace. At the end of World War 1, President Wilson's attorney general staged one of (he most extreme Communist hunts the world has ever seen. We might learn a lot by digging back to see what happened as a result. Another case: Harold Stasscn has just called President Truman the worst president ever to sit in the White House. Naturally present opinion on such a statement would be sharply divided, chiefly on partisan lines. How does Mr. Truman stack up with liis predecessors? You can't answer that one without knowing what other presidents did and how they're rated. Of course, not even the most objective historians would agree on who was the worst president; but they probably could get together on a general group within which the worst would be found. There have been appraisals of thai kind. ' Hut if the average citizen doesn't know i'l'fiil them, how can he measure the value of SlH.sst'i) 1 ? criticisms 1 .' Those arc merely two samples of how useful it is to know what lias gone before. It helps us avoid foolish mistakes, to pm events in a sensible frame, to keep calm and judge carefully. No ono should lutvt to urge the stuiiy of history. The worth of it ought lo lie obvious. That it isn't is partly the '»««ll of U. S. education, for not insisting on telling ihe story and telling it humanly. We can alsi blame our high- paced civilisation, winch makes current living .so absorbing and dazzling that I here .seems little u me f 01 . delving deep into our past. Travel Is Expensive It yon have a map of the United Stales handy, come along on a little trip with a 13-36 auxiliary jet engine from its first assembly to final installation in the big bomber. Part of the engine is built by an aircraft firm in San Diego, Calif. Then it's shipped to another manufacturer at Niagara Falls, N. V. A pretty complete unit by this lime, it's dispatched down lo Fort Worth, Tex., where it goes into Ihe H-36. Thai's a '1000-mile lour for Ihe auxiliary jet. If any of, the rest of the plane travels about (lie country like that before final assembly, it's no wonder Ihe B-3G price tag conies to ?'i,000,000. Views of Others Is the Planned Economy Losing Out in England? Are the British rediscovering capitalism? Recent developments would seem to indicate (hey are—that the trend todny is veering ever more sharply awny Irom the ptai.ned economy and toward the re-establishment of free enterprise on a major scale. England's Labor Government again this week barely escaped another defeat, surviving a tie vote in the House of commons only when the. chairman ot the Ways aud Means Committee cast his ballot for the government, according to custom. The fact that the issue In question was relatively unimportant makes the vote all the more Interesting. It involved a cut In pay /or the minister ol transport and officials in Ills department, V . Winston Churchill once again Is showing his mettle and his skill, and it would not he too surprising if before long the Labor Government Is forced (o offer its resignation. The.se developments coincide with a report brought back from England by John Knox Jessup. chairman of Fortune magazine's board of editors. Mr. Je-ssup comments In an article In the current issue of Hint publication that spectacular improvement in the British dollar position Indicates that Britain may be economically Independent by 1952. The credit goes, he asserts, not to Socialism but to private enterprise. He contends that the recently-issued Economic Survey of Britain shows the planners in full retreat. Because the United Kingdom must, depend on private initiative for the success of its dollar export drive, Mr. Jessup says. "The Treasury is leaving no stone unturned, not even that of encouraging private enterprise. Even if this is regarded as a change in planning technique, rather than a true retreat from planning," he adds, it means a greener light for the British businessman than he has had since before the war." The dollar drive now has reached the phase of effective collaboration between that country's businessmen and its bureaucrats. "There is a wholly private Dollar Export Board." he points out. "with office space in the Board of Trade, dedicated, to the proposition that dollar exports are vital to Britain. The Dollar Export Board can say thing, to tlte manufacturers it is mobilizing that ttr<r government cannot. The board is in a position'to untangle all kintis of red tape whenever a dollar is In sight." Britain's Increasing export,?, its rising productivity and its mounting dollar reserves are truly hopeful signs. The wholly-planned economy, the British arc discovering, is a bitter draught for » people who have flourished under a system of private enterprise. —ATLANTA JOURNAL Julia With a Gun Housewife Julia Swearingcn. peoria. ill., stood guard the other day with a shotgun while her husband and four sons tore down an old house Ilicy bought for lumber, and with which they hope to build another. The Ilodcarriers and Laborers Union (APL.), says Julia, threatened to blow her family up unless they stopped; it claims the demolition must be done by the union. Frontier homesteaders carried rifles to protect (heir scalps from Indians. In justice to Ihe Indians, they had some valid grievance. The Indians were protecting property they conscientiously thought was their own. The union presumably is protecting jobs to which it has no legal proprietary title. Featherbcdding is just one form of it. Unions often rto not distinguish between jobs and property, in essence the man who owns ihe property owns the- jobs And sometimes a shotgun is necessary to enforce the title. —DALLAS MORNING NEWS So They Say II seems clear lhat the effect of one of the unpublished agreements arrived at iu Moscow last winter was to award the USSR preeminent ri^hl in China's strategic western province (Sin- ginngt. -Secretary of State Dean Acheron. » » * I'm laughing because I'v jot 351 days before I'm laughing because I've got 351 days before I have to pay my income lax.—Comedian Red Skellon. * * * Agriculture and labor exercise (he prcat noli- lical power. Business should regain .sonic of lhat lost Influence so lhat business, as well as n g r j. culture and labor, become;- a major concern of the government and the public at large.—Commerce Secretary Charles W Sawyer. • • . To support Ihe (Chinese Nationalists) seems futile, but I do not think anyone can make the finat decision except thr- UN General Assembly.—Mrs. Eleanor R<x«e\clt. How's Business? MONDAY, MAY 15, 1959 Appeal toHuman Ego Brings Desired Result Th« DOCTOR SAYS Migraine is the most common variety of headache. Although it runs in some families it has a special liking for desk workers and Inhabitants of the cities. Many patients can tell when an atlack Is about to come on. Such queer signs such as feeling unusually well, severe depression or excessive hunger are common before an attack. Occasionally the early signs are remarkable, especially when they are connected with eyesight. Patients have reported seeing visions of animals, such as mice, dogs or the like. More frequently the eyesight Is somewhat blurred or balls of light seem to be present before the eyes. The headache Itself comes on o short time after these warning symptoms. It starts as a rule gradually and becomes worse and worse and more and more widespread. In other words, it generally begins in a localized spot over the temple, forehead or in the eyeball and gradually spreads until it covers (lip entire side of the head. During this time the face may be pale and there may even be a difference in color of the skin between the two sides. Victims of severe migraine drcnd the attacks with good reason. Typical migraine Is usually one-sided, comes on at intervals, and is often associated with vomiting or temporary disturbances of vision. There arc few conditions which are more Peter Edson's Washington Column— President's ^ s Tour Will Be Just Warm-Up for Fight in November pro- WASHINGTON -(NBA)— Presi- Florida dent Harry S. Truman has taken to the western road under somewhat confused political circumstances. It is scheduled as a nonpolitical junket. But the President of (he United States can't do anything without its having some political significance. Alter six years in office, the 5're.sident and his Fair Deal gram have gotten nowhere. The record of the Hist Congress is not ;ood. Though it still has 60 or 00 days to go. the Senate is headed for another FEPC filibuster in which little will be accomplished. Sen. Claude F.DSON Pepper has been defeated in the primary. Sen. Lister Hill of —th'it Some of the President's political A great many treatments have been suggested for migraine. Some [of them have been tried nnd have f proved successful for some people j but not for others. A .special diet, I called a ketogenic diet, which is rather complicated, seems to be useful for some. A drug, called er- gotamiue tartrate, has been used successfully to ward off some attacks. This drug, however, has to advisers are coaching him to come out swinging against the Dixiecrats on his present tour. The Northern Democrats licked the Dixiccrats at Philadelphia in 1948, but they haven't stayed licked, it may take another Philadelphia showdown, say the regulars, to give the party control they want, Pepper Defeat Analyzed Democratic spokesmen claim that Senator Papper's defeat in the Florida primary was no great setback for President Truman. They recall now— though no mention was made Pepper, continues his anti-Trim By DeWITT MacKKNZIE AP Foreign Affairs Analyst Even wars produce their comedies as witness one I encountered to' wards the close of the first world war conflict while AP correspondent with the British force France and Belgium. During most of the war, the corps of reporters at general headquarters comprised seven men—five British and two Americans. As the entjt^, proachetl, however, a conslde'r*K number of other American corre spondents were premilted to E0 in the front, and the British estab lished a sepcial headquarters for the Yanks. I was moved over to th» new establishment with my com patriots. n " For some inexplicable reason the American headquarters couldn't get automobiles for the scribes—a grievous drawback, especially since the Germans were on the rim and the war was moving fast. As I recall it we had one car. and the newsmen' took to thumbing rides on military lorries or any sort of conveyance headed for the front. The British officer in charge of the press finally came (o me and said he had done everything i, e could to get cars, without avail He wanted the Associated Press to appeal to the British commander In chief. Field Marshal Halg. f or transportation. So finally it was agreed that I undertake (his deli- c.ile job — doubly delicate because the C-in-C was pressing his armies for the kill, and presumably had no time to devote to automobiles for reporters. It seemed clear lhat a routine an peal for cars wouldn't get me any" still was held by the Germans I noted that (his would be the second battle of Mons. the first having come on August 23. 1914, at the outset of the war when the Germans drove the British out, The next dav the historic retreat of the badl'y outnumbered British army began. The retreat! That gave the Idea I was after. Haig had been an Army corps commander in that first battle of Mons. And it was he who more than once saved the British be used with caution and cannot forces from dUa . be repealed too often. Attempts have been made to control the headaches by inhalation of oxygen. Some vitamins and hormones have been tried, till with varying degrees of success. A study primary campaign line, it is fairly r " tllc patient's problems and way obvious that the administration would have preferred to see Pepper win. What hurts' the Truman administration worse than the Pepper defeat, however, is the strong showing made by the Dixiccrats in their fight to hold control of the Alabama political machine's executive committee. The Truman administration is powerless as long as such See EDSON on 1'age 9 of life olten reveal things which can be improbecl. By studying migraine in all possible ways the attacks can often be made less severe and their frequency greatly reduced. IN HOLLYWOOD By Erskine Jonnson " NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NBA) - Behind , Eilers, Chester Conk] in he Screen: Jimmy Stewart and | Mann. JuaniU Hank Harvey, the invisible rabbit, are ' Finla'yso.^nd VeralS,an""n7 *""""»"»'*• getting along just flue. Jimmy got. i Luther, one of «•""»«"• AIII club and Pete, the declarer, had seen at a glance that he could win three club tricks, one diamond, two hearts, and two spades. He needed one other trick to make his 75 Years Ago Today Carolee wood, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. B. Wood and granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Whitwovth, was selected as "Miss Junior High" in the annual "Who's Who" contest of that school. Churchill Buck was named prettiest girl and Juanita Grimes as ' It was clear'that no extra tricks i best a " nrou " d B irl - Virgil Boyd :ould be devctoped In clubs. The "" s ?'«!9 d ." ™*" ..«' , the . tall. Now he'.s 6-3'.i: because of Jimmy's height. "Yon have to look up o Harvey." says Jimmy, "otherwise rie becomes a pet." Joe E. Brown, who also has played the part, takes no chances. He looks up about W feet. Jimmy met the play's author, Mary Chase, when she was in Hollywood and asked her how she conceived Harvey. She told him: "I had a hangover one iiinrnin^ when I came down for brcakfasl. I s.il down, lonkdr across the (able and there hr was." The sequel to "Willie Comes Marching Home" poses a problem for 20th Century-Fox scenarists. Colleen Townscnri will either have to be written out of the script, be-! w ,. i.se of her screen retirement, or' p, . J 1 re-introduced by a character shift ' s " n as a divinity student. An independent film producer has registered the title, "Missouri Songbird," just in ca.sc Margaret Truman changes her mind about a movie fling. . . . Hattie McDaniel and Ethel Waters both deny they are having a hopping-mad feud. The rumor started when Ethel was picked to play Beulah on a TV film series. Hattie was offered the stint, but turned it down Like Old Times' The Charleston revival' Isn't catching Hollywood on an off beat. I There's a big Charleston number, led by Billy DeWolfe and Eve Arden. in "Tea for Two." Tlic chorus kills n-rnl rijthf into the routines cvrn though i born whc South 1 V 2 N. T. Pass 4 A 63 V A K 63 • 105-12 « AK N'-S vul. West North Pass 1 A Pass 3 N. T. Pass Kasl Pass Puss opponent was bound to have at least four nearts. After some thought, pete decided that an attempt to win' the cx- Ihevl tra trick In spades might fail tht! However, the right line of play national crnzc in | would produce the ninth trick In Rut they l:.rknl style and Silent .screen star Anita Stewart' it tn 'cm. ilaiire director I.rRoy I'riuz assigned his a^lslanl Al White lo give and her estranged husband George Converse are trying for a reconciliation. . . . Ti^e local wafis are sny- ng (hat RKO will release Fnuik Sinatra's "It's Only Money" nnd Ava Gardner's "Carriage Entrance 1 ' as n double feature. . . . Cullcn Lniulls. matii-ee idol of the silent days, is producing commercial films Detroit. . . . Gorgeous Fillcn Drew nnd her son draw stares when they appear In public together Bl- Icn's sprie Ls now over six fert mil. Frightening note: Popcorn ba^s desliued for movie theater u c r nro br-iiisr rubber stamped, "Movir. Are Roller Than Ever" and v "I,fi'5 Go to the Movies." Belly loughs The Krv.stone Kops were !O>.HUC vi*\s and the Sennett bathing bounties were displaying their les* just like old limes. It was the animal eel together of Sennett'.s one-lime employes—people who put linlly- wonrl on (he map. Andy f'lyilr. as master of rrre- nnirs, hit the nail on the head with: "The Srnnelt stmlin rnnnu- f.iclurrrl mnre Unghs than any or- ganlulinn of Us khiil. We railed Vm lirlly laughs. N*o'w tt Isn't dip- Kids bred In jive, says Al. find Ihe Charleston style difficult. There's a different twist to it. diamonds, no matter how that suit •.vas divided. His method was very simple. At the second trick he led a low diamond to dummy's ace! As it hap- l>encd. East's king fell on tViis trick It was therefore easy to drive out Dancr Gene Nelson calls tt an "ex- I w "t's queen with dummy's jack. apgeratcd jitterbug." Al White was a Charleston teacher in Philadelphia from 1924 to 192(3. George Raft, he says, was the best Charleston expert then. But one of While's student?—10-year- Scc HOI.LVWOOI) on Page 9 • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWAt.T) JACOBV Written for NBA Service Pete's Pessimism Saves the Contract "I wonder," said Pessimistic Pete. "what is the most prudent way to play this hand." "Open an umbrella." suggested one or his opponents. "The roof might slart lo leak while you're Playing it." Pete Ignored the advice and stud- s Sally | Th e opening lead had been > Souths own ten of diamonds then provided the ninth trick. It Is interesting to note that South was sure to make his ninth trick by playing the ace of diamonds. If East had not been obliged to drop the king (or the queen) a small diamond would have been returned from the dummy at trick three. If it happened that East held both the ';ing and the queen, he would be forced to play one of them at once to prevent South's ten from winning a trick. This would allow South to keep the ten in his own hand and the jack In dummy, after which tt would be easy to knock out the remaining top diamonds. If Enst failed to follow s utt on the second round of diamonds. South could play hLs ten to force out one of West's honors. Thet he could lead toward dummy's jack Inter on. If both opponents followed to the second round of diamonds, the suit would surely break, and South would make a trick by sheer length. A less pessimistic player might have finessed the jack of diamonds j at the second trick. Then no additional diamond tritk would be won, | and the contract would be defeated. son went to Truman today to spend the rest of the week with the Rev and Mrs. W. J. LeRoy. who formerly lived here. John Caurtlll, star member of the University of Missouri golf team, paced the field in an inter-school macth with the University of Kansas Saturday but the Kansas team won. caudill toured the difficult Swope Park course in Kansas City in 75 strokes. long reputation for himself in the withdrawal, and this undoubtedly had played an important part In winning him the position of command- ner-in-ehief. Yes, Mons must mean a lot to Haig. So I wrote my letter, pointing out to the C-in-C ihe straits to which the American correspondents had been reduced. And I laid special emphasis on the fact^aat, with the second battle of sEnr boiling up. we wouldn't be able to report this historic event to the American people who were waiting for the news. Well, as an officer from British general headquarters remarked to me a few days later. "That letter of yours certainly raised hell. The C-in-C turned the place upside down and ran us all ragged, getting ears for American correspondents." Cars began to arrive at my headquarters—but by that time the other scribes had got fed up and had moved on to greener pastures. American war correspondents' headciuartcrs was de.serted by newsmen except for your servant. Still the cars poured in. They even took one awny from a divisional commander and sent it along, together with the military driver who had gccn the general Country's Flag all through the war. In the end there were seven machines—and I was lord of the all. Mons was the last town captured by the Britisn in the war. The gallant Canadian Third Division, after an all-night assault on the place, entered it in the dawn of November 11. and there awaited the Sec MacKEN/.IK on Tajc 9 Answer to Previous HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Depicted is Ihe 1 Fulile national flag 2 Terminations 3 Expression of dissent 4 Give forth 5 Yugoslavian of 10 Irregular 11 Dry 13 War god 14 Simple seaport 17 Part of the eye 0 Polish lancer lanT". 'Daybreak 24 Supports 40 Paper measur< iuM^r.n, »{, COm v '° rm) "OMheear 41 Equitable 20 Measure of 8 Protuberance 26 Cuban coin 42 Italian island „, SP. C _ 9 Bewildered 31 —- is another 43 Recedes 21 This country isll Fish sauce of its products H Wing-shared '"- 12 Nevada city 32 Extinct bird 45 Departed 22F^1 = £ el v P 34 Peru* 50 Rubidium 22 Fuel 16 Dash 35 Nostril 25 Unclose 27 French article 28 Tellurium (symbol) 29 Giant king of Bashan 30 Exists 31 Roman date S3 One of this country's products is 36 Artificial language 37 Babylonian deity 38 Scent 41 Charge 44 Seaweed product 46 Not any 47 Priest's rob* 48 Metalliferous vein 49 U is on the _ g^ji 52 Parapet opening 16 Dash 23 Century plant 39 Formerly (symbol) 51 Good (p -fix)

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