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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 5, 1955
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PAGIIIX BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COUBIER MEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 1961 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher •ARM A HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher , D. HUMAN. Advertising — Bolt National Advertlsin*; Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Ucmphii. Entered M second class m»tter at the post- office »t Blythevffle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- fttm. October », 1911. _ Member o( The Associated Prets "* SUBSCRIPTION By carrier in the city o! Blytheville or anj suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per jtu $1.50 tor «li months, J1.25 for three months; by null outside 50 mile z«ne. 112.50 per year payable In adrance. _ . MEDITATIONS Look in, >nd lee Chirst's chosen saint In triumph ireir his Christ-like chain; No lear lest he should swerve or faint; "His life is Christ, his «te»th it gain."—Keble. * * * AM the spoiler thall come upon every city, ut« M city *all escape; the.taller »l» «h»H twfah, and the plain shall be destroyed, ae tht Lor* hath spoken.—Jeremiah 48:8. » * * So comes a reck-ning when the banquet's o'er. The dreadful reck'ning and men smile no more.—Gay. BARBS Kids ire little people who have to go to bed when they're not sleepy and get up when they are. * * * In hot »e»Ui« the barefoot boy with feet of 'AB makes m wish we weren't a man. * # ' * Maybe the bus lines that have shelters where folks may wait for a bus figure it will make standing up easier when the bus arrives. ' »> * * There are a lot of grownups driving cars ought to grow up. # ¥ * It'i tht folks who don't know how to enjoy ho kick mewl about the cott of It. Back to Political A-B-C's When you're out of power as long as the Kepublicans were before 1952, you can get rusty on some of the laws of politics. In 1954 the voters gave them a slight refersher course, and there's some fear in GOP circles that they may be in for another stiff lesson next year. Specifically, they're worried over the continued slump of farm income. They believe it hurt them last year and could do so again. They know the Democrats see the farm issue as one of their hottest. Then—and now—the GOP response, has stressed that the big farm price drop happened under the Democratcs. But they aren't sure the message will catch on That's where the political law enters. Voters don't always look for the real cause of trouble. They just look to see who's in office when it comes—or when they become aware of it. A Lon-Shot Gamble Senator McCarthy of Wisconsin seems to have elected to take a very considerable gamble on his political future. And it calls for total opposition to President Eisenhower. Having been slapped down by the United States Senate last year, McCarthy no longer commands attention as an investigator. So he's been developing a new approach, and that's where the gamble comes in. His new approach actually is an extension of the old. He hammers hard on the theme that stiff measures are needed to combat communism in Asia. By this means he seeks to renew the public's portrait of him as the stoutest anti- Communist fighter of all. At the same time he tries to picture the President's attitude as soft, weak and appeasing. Any politician knows that the risk is great when you oppose even a moderately popular president on an issue where he seems reasonably strong. To oppose Mr. Eisenhower in these circumstances is the wildest sort of political high throughout his nearly three years in office. Furthermore, McCarthy is on slippery ground in the Asian field. He blames the President for the French defeat in Indochina, for the fact that North Korea was not conquered by our limited armies, for "knucking under" to the Reds wherever they apply pressure. H« says, too, that the free Asian countries are in position to launch a three-pronged attack against Red China. H« even sees Nationalist Chinese forces moving against th« mainland 'from acronn tht FOTMOIM itraiU. And h« advisei us to give "at least" material and technical aid to such a move. Our top military men undoubtedly •will find this astounding reading. They have detected no such offensive or strategic capacities in Indiochina, South Korea or Formosa. They know that a move by Chiang Kai-shek against Red China is impossible without major U.S. naval and air support. In other words, if we helped in that kind of a war, we would be in it. To urge war while the popular Mr. Eisenhower is urging an honorable, just peace calls indeed for the gambling spirit. McCarthy must be betting either that the President will not run again—thus opening the GOP,to a new right wing-left wing battle for control — or that the Communists in Peiping and Moscow will take major aggressive steps that will make only the American extremists look good. From the response he is getting, the senator plainly is not finding many fellow lawmakers who will take a piece of his bet. VIEWS OF OTHERS Astronauts Warm Up With earthian satellites about to take off and space ships just around the corner, it's time to get hep lo the new lingo. There's a whole new vocabulary taking shape along with those missies that soon will* be taking earthpeople into the wild blue way, way out yonder. We are familiar with satellites, both kinds. Red and celestial. But satelloid is just out of the shell. It means a craft remote-controlled that win travel higher, and eventually reach other planets, whereas the satellite will always cling close to its mother ship, the earth; say no further out than 250 miles. Mr. Webster doesn't yet catalog satelloid. But give him time, he'll have it on the right page in another year. Then there is the astronault, which is also too new for Mr. W's big D. We are just guessing that the astronaut an interspatial, or interplanetary voyageur, although it may mean the rocket- propelled dingus that will go a-calling on Mars, Venus, Jupiter, etc. The earthport for these celestial navigators will be a station set up somewhere in the stratosphere or ionosphere, which are, respectively, about seven miles up. Some of our high fliers have penetrated the former, but the latter is still out of human range. The trail blazer for the space vehicles will be a diminutive satellite, basketball size, perhaps, and shortly thereafter the astronauts will begin warming up. And then the guidebooks and tourist folders depicting the delights of a season on Venus or Mars will be filling the travel literature racks. One scientist is really figuring on using a satel- loid to make accurate mappings of Venusian topography. Seeking suitable landing fields and rights, maybe.—New Orleans States. High Living in Lower Suburbia Then there is the ice cream man, with his little wagon and his little bell which goes ting- a-ling-a-llng, who is becoming such a fixture nowadays. And when the little bell goes ting-a'-ling-a-ling, all the little fellows on the block rise up in their cribs and from their paypens and from their naps, and you can trace the ice cream man's progress through the neighborhood by the cries of "I wanna pop-sic-ful" and "Ma, I wanna cream-sickful" and, among the less articulate, just cries. It used to be that the ice cream man would come around once a day and It would be something of a ritual, and the nickels and dimes would be saved and treasured for the occasion. . But now the ice cream man is indiscriminate in his comings and goings. We know of one who showed up at 7 in the morning one day this week, ringing his eternal cursed bell, going ting- a-Hng-a-ling at 7 in the morning, and up from slumber arose all the young people, and it was just chaos, pure chaos. Place armor plate obtuot your go-chart, mister, and bulletproof glass in the windshield, because, mister, at 7 in the morning the ting-a-ling-a-ling a little bell and the procession of wee small caterwauls means war to the death.—Florida Times- Union. SO THEY SAY To an Iowa observer perhaps the most glaring example of waste (on Russian farms) is the herding of all livestock by hand. There are virtually no livestock fences.—Lauren Soth, Des Moines, la., returns from visiting Russian farms. * * # Giant combines harvest Soviet wheat. But even on the best farms, which were the ones we visited, the straw is all stacked and handled by hand.— Lauren Soth, Des Moines, la., returns from visiting Russian farms. * * * By next spring < T 56) the heifers will be calving, the dogs will be whelping, and the trout will b« bitig. And his wife (Mamie) will be calling for him to come home.—Rep Victor Wickersham (D., Okla.) explains why he Is certain President Eisenhower won't run lor re-election. * • # ¥ You can't have many complaints when you've been fortunate to have a baseball career like mine, t like the game and I'm staying as long as t can throw the bell well enough to help a team.—Indian's Bob Feller. Pillory MEA St' 1 "". '"'• Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Russians Will Make Good Use Of American Farm Know-How WASHINGTON — (NEA) — John Strohm, editor of the Ford Almanac, who conducted the 12-man Russian farm delegation all over 12,000 miles of 12 principal TJ. S. farm states for 37 days, says'^now in hindsight that the thing could have been done better. Not that the expedition was not a success. The Russians learned, a lot about the United States and the Americans who met with them learned a lot about Russians. , But assuming this is merely the first of more official exchange visits to come in the new spirit of peace there are mistakes to avoid next time. Strohm was handpicked to escort the Russians both because he Is an American farm expert and because he knows his way around Russia. Ten years ago" he browbeat Premier Stalin himself into granting a visa that permitted Strohm to roam the Russian farm areas. His series of articles on that trip, written for NEA Service newspapers, was the first "inside rural Russia" report after the war.. Strohm admits now it was a mistake to try to map out in advance one trip for the whole group. These Russians were not dirt farmers like the American exchange group that toured Russia. The Russians were all government officials. They were all farm policy men— specialists. Some were interested only in corn. Others in livestock, soil conservation, wheat, farm ma- chinery, tractor production, collective farms. The machinery men wanted to go through factories and had no interest in agricultural education or experiment stations. For maximum effectiveness, says Strohm, the Russians should have been asked what they wanted to see. then broken up in smaller group and taken to see it. That was done toward the end of the junket, for another 8000 miles. If it had been done all the way, tiie circus and side-show aspects of the grand tour might have been avoided Maybe it was necessary to make a spectacular out of this first visit. In the future that won't be necessary. It wasn't a party crowd at all, says Strohm. The Russians got just as bored with all the enter- 'tainment in their honor as the Americans touring Russia got tired of vodka and caviar. The difference was tha t the Americans finally rebelled, whereas the more polite revolutionists took whatever came their way and let on they liked it. * Some of the American corn—the humor, not the cereal—Irked the Russians. They were annoyed at being asked so much about vodka. Actually, they had it only twice on the whole trip—once at a Des Moines reception and at the end of the tour when the Soviet embassy Jn Washington threw them a party. Vladimir V. Matskevitch, first deputy minister of agriculture, who headed the delegation, was given a bottle of Russian vodka on arrival in New York, as a welcome. Matskevich, who doesn't drink at all, gave It to one of his assistants. Matskevich is a trained agricultural scientist. He found a common language with American experts by identifying plants according to their Latin names. The one thing that seemed to impress him most was Santa Gertrudis cattle. This is the King Ranch, Texas, cross of Brahman and Short Horn which can be fattened on grass, is resistant to disease and thrives in hot countries. . Strohm believes all the information the Russians picked up will be put to good use. It will get to the top leadership in the Soviet, and it will be acted on. The Russians filled notebook after notebook and took hundreds of photos. They paid all their own expenses, except for guest lunches and entertainment. They paid all. their own hotel bills, chartered private airplanes and air-conditioned buses, and never once complained of the prices charged them. The trip must have cost , each pf the 12 Russians around $4000 or say $50,000 for the whole mission. They were all well-heeled. They went shopping everywhere and they're taking home as souvenirs a raft of clothing, luxury goods and gadgets that will have little use on any farm. Ertkine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — On Stage, Off Stage, Upstage: What's become of the great love stories that rang box-office bells before spacemen, private eyes, sadistic killers and Marilyn Monroe's wiggle took over on the screen . Joseph Gotten of the celluloid romantic league wondered, too, until Playwright Sam Taylor gave him what Joe terms "the best answer I've heard." Said Sam: "It'i the sicknesa of the.age to avoid sentimentality." Playing a cop menaced by a psychopathic killer in "The Killer Is Loose," his first Hollywood movie in two years, Gotten grinned: "We're being taught to love all of our neighbors in the world—the Russians, the . Japanese, "the Chinese. Why can't we love just one girl?" Then he winced: "The other day I read a new script. 1C started out like good old- fashioned romance until the boy and girl went out on a porch to look at the stars. But did they talk about how the stars made them feel? No, they got into a scientific discussion about how far apart the stars are." Two current plots, "Love Is A Many-Splendored Tiling" and "Summertime'' are entwined in the hearts .and flowers that once lured the ladies, armed with extra handkerchiefs, to the movies How these films do "at the box office is being watched with considerable interest by Hollywood—and Joseph j Gotten. THERE'S MORE than just a financial stake In Author Edna Ferber's visits to the set of "Giant." It's the first time she's been on a profit-sharing basis with Hollywood but she has a special interest in the film version of her latest novel. She told me: "The book has so much to say that's true of the whole world and not just Texas. I was curious to see if it was coming across on the screen. And I'm happy to say that it Is." THE WITNET: Dept. of puns so awiul they're funny. After Andrew Stone wrote, produced and directed "The Night Holds Terror," a Hoi- ly woodsman said: "Now you should become an actor. I'll cast you in my next film." Stone grinned and said: "No, you're not without sin. You can't cast the first Stone." HOLLl'WOOD UNCENSORED! One of the owners of the New York apartment house where Joan Crawford will live with her new hubby (when they are in Manhattan) is ex-husband Franchot Tone. . . . Grace Kelly and Jean Pierre Aumont have resumed in Hollywood where they left off in Paris. They were a Bali Room twosome, applauding French warbler Gilbert Becaud. . . . The Jess Barker— Susan Hayward twins are with their pop on a High Sierra vacation. Then it's "Ghost Town," his third movie in a row for Jess. . . . Dolores Grey freezing when asked about romance: "If it's possible," she bristles, "I feel tli=t one's private life should remain a Utlle bit private. Let people dig around and find out for themselves." . Kenneth Moore of "Genevieve" fame draws the ifid in "reach For the Sky." It's the true Hie yarn of Douglas Bader, the legless pilot who knocked Nazi planes out of the sky in World War n. . . . Hal March of the $64,000 question is dating ex-Miss America Jackie Loughery. . . . Wait till Qina' Lollo- brigida hears about the Los Angeles stripper who:s billing herself as Cina Brigida. And as being an Italian peeler yet THIS IS HOLLYWOOD, Mrs. Jones: When Alan Young won only raves for his performance in "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes," his agenf tripled his asking salary. Groans Alan: "It's been wonderful for my eiro but I haven't Corked in three months." the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. "I am 44 years old and have had mild high blood pressure for many years. For a few years I had severe headaches, occasionally, coming on approximately the day after unusual excitement. Would you please discuss this subject?" So writes Mr. I.G. It is true that .headaches are not infrequently associated with severe high blood pressure and probably related to it. However in Mr. G.'s case it seems much more likely that his headaches are related more to excitement than to his mild hypertension. The subject of headaches, however, is an extremely complicated one, but interesting to almost all of us, since few of us escape entirely. Quite likely in most, if not nil, headaches, there is an increased flow of blood through the blood vessels of the brain and this increases the pressure on the hard, bony skull. Certainly, most of them feel that way. Why this happens in some people and at some times is hard to figure out. There seem to be several reasons which can bring this about. Undoubtedly worry or emotional strain brings on headache in many people. While a headache can sometimes be traced lo eyestrain, sinus trouble, or an upset stomach, the emotional origin of many headaches is the most important. A man I knew about had a quarrel with hLs partner about twice R year and a day later he Would always be kept home by a severe headache. A mother always developed a bad attack whenever her daughter stayed out in the evening longer than the mother thought wise. This sort of thing goes on all the time and furnishes good evidence of the close relations between worry, anger, or other emotions and many headaches. The 6cca.sl6nal headache is something that almost everyone ex- but tht frequently repeated attack cannot be ignored. If it can be traced to some definite physical cause the underlying difficulty can often be corrected. However, many headaches are considered to be of the migraine type which appear to be partly hereditary and partly the result of the stress and strain of modern life. Even many of those which are classified as migraine come on after a difficult conference, a quarrel or something else which interferes with the calm life, A splitting headache often arrives at the most inconvenient times. Although a "headache" serves as one of the world's best excuses for getting out of some engagement which one wants to avoid, the real thing is exceedingly unpleasant. IS MODERN SCIENCE making any great contribution to juvenile delinquency? It appears so. Youngsters who used to have to refill their squirt guns from faucets and water fountains now are supplied by manufacturers and retailers with plastic refueling containers holding from a pint of water upwards, with rubber hose and water pistol attached.—Shelby (N.C,.) Star. i/me LIZ Nobody has yel been able to htritlf thin about floWng JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bad Luck Can Be Deserved By OSWALD JACOBY Wrilten (or NEA Service South was very unlucky in today's hand, but he earned all of his hard luck. By this I mean that it was unlucky to find all of the cards in the wrong position and to have the opponents defend like my. finessing the ten lo West's jack. West continued the defense by returning the nine of hearts to Sotith's ten. On this trick Enst brilliantly discarded Ihe ace ol diamonds to aTold being stuck in the lead with Uie next round of diamonds. When South promptly led a diamond, West was able to win and lead a third trump. Now dummy couldn't ruff any diamonds, and the hand went from bad to worse. South managed lo get only four trurnp tricks and Uie ace of clubs, thus suffering a loss of 500 points. I "If It's any consolation to you. North observed when the hand was over, "they might have made two clubs against us if you had passed! ' It was no consolation. Q—With neither side vulnerable, the bidding has been: North E»»t South West 1 Heart 2 Clubs ? You, South, hold: «Q75 V64 4AKQJ3 *K > t What do you do? A—Bid three no-tnanp. You have only one club stopper, but your diamonds will surely provide five f»it trickt. North's openlnc bid should easilj provide whatever else It needed. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same ns In the question just answered. You. South, hold: 4K75 VJ4 »AQ61 *Q 9 t 2 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow WEST AQ95 VQ987 «• KJ98 + 84 NORTH (D) A K. MO 13 » A65 « 73 4 A Q 9 , EAST AA8762 « A4 AKJ1052 SOUTH 4. None VKJ 1032 » Q 10652 + 763 Neither side vul. North East South West 1 * Pass 1 N.T. Pass Pass 2 * 2 V Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — 4 ft fiends, but South could have avoided all of this hard luck by passing instead ot bidding two hearts. When South did make his doubtful competitive bid in hearts, West brought the axe down smart- West began the festivities by leading the. eight of clubs. Declarer covered with , dummy's nine, and East won the first trick with the ten. East correctly judged that South was very short In spades and therefore must have length tu diamonds to fill out his hand.. Enst therefore returned a trump, hoping to atop declarer from ruffing diamonds in the dummy. South played the jack of hearts, West covered with the queen, and dummy won with the ace. Declsr- er next led t diamond from dunv NOT IN THE SCRIPT: John Wayne on the set of "The Searchers'': "I'm not an actor. I'm » reactor. I react to situations." With Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis friendly again, theater owners are putting "Together Again" on marquees displaying their current film. "You're Never Too Young." No, the studio Isn't planning to rctitle it "Buryinff the Hatchet." J5 Yean Ago In B/ythevi/Je BIythcville alumni society of Sigma Alpha Epsilon college fraternity was organized last night at a meeting at Hotel Noble. Jesse Taylor was elected president and James Terry secretary of the group. Charter members of the new association are C. A. Cunningham, Nelll Reed: Dr. Don Smith, Cecil Shane, Dr. T. K. Mahan. James Guard. Graham Surtbury. A. H. Taylor, Albert Taylor. Jack Carrigan, Henry Davis, Herman Cross, W. J. Wunderllch and Jack Curry. Howard Moore, an active member at the University, was also present. Each aunoay lor the past five years. Martha Reynolds of Manila, has attended Sunday School. Martha Is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Reynolds and has attended the same Sunday School all that time except, once when she was away, on a visit but attended in the city where she was vacationing. Mrs. L. E. Baker and Mrs. W. B. Pollard were guests yesterday afternoon of Mrs. Ralph Berryman when she entertained the Thursday Bridge Club in her home. Mrs. Charles Alford was awarded high score prize and Mrs. Cecil Lowe second high. Mrs. Pollard won guest prize. Visit to the Zoo Answer to Prevtoui Puzil* ACJtOBS 1 Favorite zoo~ animals S Hibernating zoo animal 8 Female >, animal 12 Volcanic deposit 13 Within , (prefix) ' 14 Church seat 15 Avoided .17 Exist 18 Wither* 19 Less facile 21 Asterisk 23 Grain for MO animal* 24 Wrong (prefix) 27 Zoo bird* 29 Grant 32 Fancy « Listen W M'InctnM burner 37ArtUti'i«Mi<k 38 Consume* 38 Mutical syllable* 41 Scottish river 42 One who dufflx) 44Worthleu table Mrftpi M French arlitocnl 49 Girl'* name 93 Poem . MConcern* MNola* !7 Require 91 Greek city S9 Insect N Indian •wtlihti DOWN 1 SwiM mountains 2 Peel 3 Always 4 Preserves 5 Mr. Franklin « Total 7 Arabian gulf fi Boundup 9 Splashed 10 In this place 11 Pitcher It Landed property 20 South American rodents 22 Fend o« 24Kodect* 25 Notion 28 Feeling 28 Clip 30 Remove 31 Gaelic 33 Property item 35 Church felt 40 LM ' «3Ch«k« 45Repoee 46 Musical passage 47 Norse god 48 Snicker 90 Poetical island SI Mix 92 Essential being 94 Editor* (ab.) rpr

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