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FACE SIX BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta. Memphli. _____ Entered as second class mitter at the post- office »t BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act or Con- (nta, October », 19H. Member of The Associated Frets SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service i« main- Uined. 25c per week By mail, within a radius o! 50 miles, 15.00 per year »2SO for six months, »1.2S for three months; by mail outside 50 mile wne. »12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS The stream i« always purer at its source. — Pascal. With whom took he counsel, and who Initruct- nl him, and tau[ht him In the path of judgment, and taught him knowledge, and shewed to him the way «f understanding?— Isaiah 40:14. # * * Truth is justice's handmaid, freedom is Its child, peace is it* companion, safety walks in its «eps, victory follows in its train; it is the brightest emanation from the gospel; it is the attribute of God.— Sydney Smith. BARBS Athletic girls are inclined to prefer flat heels, says a trainer! We thought most of them preferred escorts who were flush. * * * Vacation flirtations Kldom lead to anythinj •Bleu the wtte hemn about H. * * * An Ohio man retired after covering a laundry route lor M years. It probably took the starch out i* him. » * * K Tronld make belter reading if mot« fhost writer. wo.M catch the right iplrit. * ¥ * Happinew k something you never really have to look for if you're spending your time raising a niot family. TaxCuts,Willy-Nilly That seasoned old realist, Senator George of Georgia, has prounoimced what is probably the wisest word that has been heard on taxes in many a month. He predicts that in 1956 Congress will cut taxes "whether one approves of it or not." This, of course, is election- year wisdom from a man who has seen the political parade for a long time. What he is telling us is that compulsions working on congressmen in such a year are simple ones that relate to their judgment of campaign necessities. To go to the voters without a fresh tax cut to offer is to a politician almost as foolhardy as striking out across the desert without an adequate supply of water. The delicate arguments of the financial wizards do not govern their thinking. This it is actually of secondary importance that Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey now believes that federal finances may be in condition to justify a tax reduction next year. Not too long back Humphrey voiced serious doubt that the government's ledger would be in sucli favorable shape by 1956. He was looking for' a deficit somewhere around 2.4 billion dollars. Today he sees that deficit prospect as only 1.7 billion dollars. That smaller sum could be wiped out entirely, the Secretary thinks, if continued prosperity brings in unexpected additional revenues and if the various government departments can' trim their expenses 3 per cent. The result woud be a balanced budget —an administration goal since the presidential campaign of 1952. Under these circumstances, Humphrey would urge cuts in both personal and corporate income taxes, presumably of a size that would not once more unbalance the budget. All this sounds pretty neat and logical, if it should work out as Humphrey foresees. But, as noted at the outset, the gentlemen who will be running for office in 1956 will not require the support of either logic or wisdom to convince them it is proper to cut taxes. They live in a world where logic and wisdom intervene only occasionally. They live by political rules and axioms of long standing. To follow them means, they bslieve gurviv»l. To flout them they are quit* »ur« aptlla oblivioB. VIEWS OF OTHERS Good Old Days We've come quit* a way 'In the paat four or five decade* insofar a* physical comfort* art concerned. Remember the red-hot kitchen range with it* warming oven and water reservoir, always hungry for coal or kindling. For many there was the galvanized tub in the. middle of the kitchen floor come Saturday night. And then there were those little structures, dealth with so touchingly by Chic Sale, which marched in irregular double file along the alley. The rough, dusty gravel turnpikes stretched out mile after -mile, and Dobbin plodding along 'them, or his successor rode the bumps and nits in bone-jarring "air-conditioned" discomfort. The ice wagon rolled up and down the summer streets, leaving in its wake dripping chips and , chunks, real prizes on a blistering mid-day. The milk was* as the cow produced it, untouched by human ingenuity, with the cream speedily "cooking" the bottles, quick to sour in summer and freeze in winter. There was the livery stable, which became the garage, and the blacksmith shop, which became the machine shop. The town band turned up once a week, and the medicine-man made his pitch when his meanderings brought him our way. There was swimming in the creek in summer, and "bellings" and coal-oil lamps, and epidemics. An Interminable, nostalgic list, some wonderful,-some horrible in retrospect, by no means a« comfortable as of now, but somehow less strained, less wearing. If we could just do a partial job of turning back the clock we'd have it made.—Tarboro (N.C.) Daily Southerner. Who Pays The Piper? Citiaens of Hamelin in Germany have revived the annual production of the "Pied Piper" through the streets of the hamlet where legend says he led away first the rats and then, unpaid and sneered at by the city fathers, the children. Little girls in grey costumes with long tails and tiny ears play the parts of the rodents; other children, dressed in authentic 13th century clothes, take the roles of the dancing entranced youngsters. Germans should well understand the legend since a recent piper, one Adolf Hitler, led almost a whole nation into destruction. Some scholars think the story has its origin in the battle of Sedemunster when most of the young men of the town were killed. Others think it comes from an episode in history when the Bishop of Schaumberg moved to Moravia and hundreds of young people migrated after him. But the story is actually a symbol of a truth that Is hard for all peoples of every generation to accept. Our Communists helped squelch the Nazi imitators in this country back in the thirties, but they also succeeded in leading away into the visionary hills many of a generation of innocents. And our government planners are modern pied pipers with the soft, dulcet tones of the flute telling of the glories of the socialist state. Some never understand the piper must be paid, perhaps with future generations sold into tax bondage. Perhaps it is worth the price, but the legend of Hamelin is just another way of saying that we never get something for nothing.—Green Bay <.Wis.) Press-Gazette. No Substitute There is some hope that .soon the head-on auto collision may become a thing of the past. An auto braking unit that uses a radar beam to stop a car automatically when an obstacle gets in the way has been developed. A radar antenna which extends across the front of the automatically applied stopping the car dead if danger is immediate, only slowing it down if danger is distant. For passing other cars a special accelerator temporarily cuts out the device and the unit does not operate at speeds under 10 miles an hour, therefore it will not interfere with parking or garaging. This may work out to save lives. But with all the safety devices yet put on automobiles, the traffic death rate continues to climb. No adequate substitute for a sane man under the wheel has yet been iound.—Shelby (N.C.) Star. SO THEY SAY The Communists are going to loathe me for this. But I say, the hell with them, let them loathe me-Actor George Hall tells. House Commitee about his past Red connections. * * * We believe that among our mental patient* four out of five eventually will be returned to their homes. We thing out of that number, three out of four will be able to stay home . . . with the • right kind of help.—Harvey V. Higley, administrator for Veterans Affairs. * * * The world is still divided—it's still a dangerous place for the weak, weary, unwary and Isolated.—England's Field Marshal Montgomery. * * * Peace it the rightful aspiration of the democracies. But the peace we want is genuine peace- it must not be ... a fake peace.—Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. * ¥ * No one has less right to talk about peace or represent itself as peace-loving than the government of Soviet Russia.—West German Chancellor Adenauer. * *. * We (U. S.) believe that the heart of the disarmament problem la inspection; that no nation — not the U. 8., not the Soviet Union nor any other nation — can afford to cut its strengUi until such an Inspection system Is created which will support every portion of such an agreement and on which humanity can rely. — Henry Cabot Loda* Jr., U. f. ambaaaador to tba V. H. 7 I Bought It on Time Today" Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Sen. Malone s Atomic Humor, Naughty Turnstiles Big Problem WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Sen. George W. Malone (R-Nev) may have set the Russian atomic power program back several years when he attended the big atom powwow in Geneva. The senator is a top mining expert but he's not too hep on this atom stuff. He became entranced with the "swimming pool" reactor exhibit, so-called because the whole shebang is immersed in water. Also, an invisible membrane which had been put a foot below the surface to catch debris appeared to suspend a half-dozen coins and cigar butts in the pool without support. Asking the man standing next to him about it, Senator Malone got the facetious reply: "It's called that because you can build, one in any swimming pool. And the coins won't sink any deeper because of the heavy water." Senator Malone was impressed with this explanation and next day was heard embellishing: it to a group of breathless spectators— which included several Russians taking careful notes. The local news wires carry a list of guests who have checked into the big hotels each day. One they missed was a skunk which had moved into the Mayflower Hotel. It's the pet of Birney Robert, teenage daughter of the socially prominent Evie Robert, whose husband was former treasurer of the Democratic National Committee. Lot of the embassies have found it's too much of a strain on their cooks to turn out native dishes for the bigger parties. So they've been hiring local catering firms, just as the Russian embassy did for the visiting farm officials. However, the Libyan embassy got a local restaurant which serves Arabic food, The New Baghdad, to cook for a party lor visiting Dr. All N. Aneizi, governor of the Libyan National Bank. The menu included stuffed vine leaves, cabbage stuffed with ground beef, heaping dishes of Persian rice, baklawa (thin layers of honey, pastry and nuts) and thick, sweet coffee. At the tail end of a scalding, drenched summer you can begin to separate the men from the party boys as far as entertaining goes. The falrweather hosts and hostesses have all fled town for cooler, drier parts. But it turns out that the Near and Far Eastern delegations here are the ones keeping things rolling. This may be because they drink little of their own booze. Or any liquor, for that matter . For instance, ambassador of Pakistan, Syed Amjad Ali, pitched a series of slick "dos" for the visiting polOrplaying Maharaja of Jaipur. A couple of fast chukkers under a hot sun against a Washington polo team didn't tire the Maharaja one bit. At the end of his three-day stay, which included four receptions, three cocktail parties, three luncheons and elaborate dinners, he said he thought Washington was a nice, relaxed city. * Perle Mesta, always a frontrunner for top hostess honors here, is dropping out of the race for the upcoming fall and winter social season, she writes from Greece She's going to concentrate on a TV show from her new house here, and lecture around the country. This probably .means restricting herself to a small cocktail party or dinner for a couple of hundred of her friends each week or so. The Russian embassy has licked U\e terrible crush of guests around the bar at a party. At least they did it during the reception for their farm delegation visiting the U.S. The non-air-conditioned embassy was so hot the guests crowded avound the electric fans instead of the bar. If the Russian group was hungry for some good Soviet-type vittles, after their fill of fried chicken and sweet corn in the farm belt, they were disappointed. It was a straight Washington caterer's buffet with a few SB's of caviar on burnt toast, and roast beef and turkey featured. Only really Russian thing served was vodka. And it turns out that the farmer delegation didn't care much for it. When the question of Ike's Colorado fishing came up at a recent party Canadian Ambassador Arnold Daniord Patrick Heeney came up with hLs own fish story. "I have a report on my desk which says that fishermen near Port Radium in the Mackenzie District are now throwing back all the 20-pound trout they catch, They are aiter the five-pounders which taste better. 1 ' East meets West: The manager of a big new supermarket in suburban Chevy Chase. which is patronized by many wives of staff members of the Near East embassies, has a terrible problem on his hands. There's something about the turnstiles as you go in which unerringly snags the billowing, wraparound sari skirts worn by many of the ladies who buy there. A couple of the foreign gals have almost precipitated international crises when they've lost their sari skirts rushing in to shop. "The turnstiles were designed for women with American skirts, I guess," says the distracted manager. He's afraid if.he makes a special entrance for the gals who wear these skirts he'll be charged with discrimination. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN I. JORDAN, M.D. Mr. H.L. writes that he has used all kinds of sulphur ointments for psoriasis but that these have not helped him. He goes on to ask for suggestions. First; I should like to say .that I consider it most unwise for Mr. L. to treat his own psoriasis with sulphur preparations or anything else since he-may do himself more damage than good. Psoriasis (pronounced with the "p" silent) is a common skin disease about which I receive many inquiries. The lesions are most frequent at or about the elbows, knees, and in. the scalp and lower back. Although the skin is disfigured, the disease itself is not dangerous to life or general health. The involved areas are usually bright red, flat with the skin, and scaly on the surface. There is a sharp dividing line between the normal skin and that which Is affected by the disease. Psoriasis may start with only a few spots scattered on various parts of the body. It can cover only a small part of the skin or spread to a great deal of the body surface. When psoriasis starts suddenly, severe Itching is likely. In the more chronic cases (which are more frequent) there Is little or no Itching. Those portions of the skin which have been Involved for a long time generally become covered with a thick scale. If this scale Is scraped off, tiny poinU of bleeding appear underneath. Unfortunately, the cause of psoriasis, like so many olhcr diseases ol Ute akin, la not known. The condition frequently comes in several members of the same family. Also, psoriasis Is frequently associated with a certain kind of arthritis, though just what the connections is when they do occur together is a matter of difference of opinion. . People between 10 and 30 years of age are the most likely to be attacked. The cause is almost certainly not an infection. There Is also a tendency for the skin lesions of psoriasis to come and go over a period of time. Many treatments are being used for psoriasis. Most of them bring about good results, at least for a time. However, it is all too common for people with psoriasis to get better temporarily after treatment and then to get worse again, and if the same treatment la tried again, they may not respond at all. Research on psorlasla Is continuous and sooner or later it seems likely that a, good new treatment for it will be discovered. Perhaps this will be speeded by something I have only recently learned, namely the establishment of the Psoriasis Research Foundation (44 Page St., San Francisco 2, Calif.) which carries a distinguished list of skin specialists on Its letterhead. A MOVIE company nu announced It's having trouble in costuming a planned production of "Adam and Eve." Solving this problem Is a tent for anyone'* ingenuity. As for u«, we're anxious to see Hollywood's version of Paradise.—Mattoon till.) journal Qaiette. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Ace Play Is Fatal Error By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Shed a tear of sympathy for poor South in todays hand. If .you'd been playing his hand at five diamonds you might have made the same mistake that he did. Just follow the play and see NORTH «, 108762 « 9852 4AK WEST (Dl BAST *K3 *AQJ»3 V10432 VKQJt* « J S 4 * None Wut Pass I'asi Pass SOUTH *4 V A3 • AKQ107I + J642 Both sides vul. Nortk test I'asi I *. 2 * 3 » Past » • Pitas Past Opening lead—A K for yburself. West opened the king of spades ind continued with another spade, South ruffing the second trick. South led the aceof tramps to find out how that just was going to break, and East discarded a heart. Everything pretty normal so far? Perhaps you wonder which strange mlatake South la going to make? Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) - Exclusively Youra. Is 47-year-old Jimmy Stewart too old to play the 26-year-old Charles Lindbergh, solo conqueror of the Atlantic, in "The Spirit of St. Louis?" Hollywood dOMn'l think to. Neither do« boyish-looking Jimmy, although he's admitting that make-up magic will help span the years "and it will be the toughest role I've, ever played because of the age difference. It's an toward thing." Jimmy will have a crew cut, a blond dye job and lose some weight, he says, "to take up the slacken my face." But he's count- convincing Lone Eagle. Still Working in "The Man Who Knew Too Much" at Paramount, Jimmy's already looking at thousands at feet of Lindbergh newsreel film. He says: "I'm not going to mimic or caricature him but I'm studying the way he walks, the way he stands and his facial expressions." Lindy and Stewart met some time ago but, says the star, "he didn't suggest a thing in playing the role. He just smiled when I asked him ' about it and said, •You're the actor.' " Just Before the Sands Hotel in Vegas took over the Dunes Hotel, Mickey Rooney almost took over the latter. Won $12,005 at a red-hot dice table. . . .It's Fred MacMurray vs. Uncle Sam in Federal Court when he completes his role in "The Rains of Ranchipur." *nM U.S. grabbed 360 acres of his 1500- acre Northern California ranch for an Army Installation and there's a haggle over price. This Is Hollywood, Mrs. .Jones: No truth to reports, aired on TV. that U-I is planning a movie based on the late Suzan Ball's fight against cancer. Strictly a dream- up—one that shouldn't have' happened. Judy Garland is recording 18 at the songs that helped make her famous for a Capitol album titled "Miss Show Business" due for release Sept. 24. It's her first chirping under a Capitol contract negotiated by Alan Livingston. . .'. You can now walk up to the box office of eight Los Angeles theater* and say, "Charge it." The theater's bill comes with all the others on the first of the month. . . .Jack Benny's just announced retirement from radio, after 21 years, leaves him free to do more TV. But he still hasn't decided whether he will tackle a weekly home-screen show. You can stop wondering, for South has already made the fatal error. The ace of trumps was a mistake After discovering the bad tramp break, South took dummys top clubs, got to his hand with the ace of hearts, ruffed a club in dummy, got to his hand with a trump, and ruffed his last club in dummy. There was now no way to get out of dummy. Declarer actually led 3 heart from dummy, and East stepped up with a high heat in South. It didn't matter whether South now ruffed high or low, for West was bound to take the setting trick with the Jack of diamonds. This little tragedy wouldn't take place if South began by taking dummy's top clubs. Then and only then is it time to lead the first trump. If trumps break. South can afford to draw a second round. When they fail to break. South can go about the job of ruffing out the clubs and will be able to get out of dummy with a trump when the job has been finished. The point is that each of dummy's trumps-has an important task to perform. Two of them must ruff clubs, and the other two must be used to reach the South hand. South cannot afford to waste one of them on an unnecessary trump lead from his own hand. Q—With neither side vulnerable the bidding has been: North Bart South We* 1 Heart 2 Clubs ? You, South, hold: »975 VJ4 »86J +KQ56J What do you do? A—Pass. Don'i double an ovef- emll when your hand Is worthies* for any «Uwr contract. Somebody usually runs out of the double, and at best you have lucceeded only In warnlnr Ine enemy of their dancer. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding has been: North East South West 2 Hearts Pass ? You, South, hold: *S74 «m »96JZ A!S<3 What do you do? Aniwer Tomorrow THE WITNET: Overheard at the Ready Boom: "A Bikini 1s a bathing suit that's held together by a few hooks and a lot of eyes.' 1 Steve Allen snagged Gary Cooper for his first live TV appearance and th:s lime those gulps were for real. He was greater than anyone expected he would be, says Steve, because: "He was so nervous he was like somebody imilattnr Gary Cooper." Mamie Van Doren darkened that platinum hair for her first straight dramatic role opposite John Agar in "Law Man." U-I decided she Was "loo sexy" bu^ Mamie was so eager for the role she made three separate film tests before the studio was convinced. Ear Witness: "The Last Mile." stage play that put Clarlt Gable and Spencer Tracy In the big time, is in the talking stages as a movie, with Richard Conte in the Gable role. . . .Piper Laurie with writer Richard Morris at Siribad's In Santa Monica. Mary Beth Hughes odds anoUier "e"' on the end of her middle name for her star billing in "Guest In the House" on CBS-TV. The guest in her house was a numerologist. J5 Years Ago In B/yt/ier///e President Roosevelt today put additional pressure on Congress for quick passage of the pending conscription law saying that the draft Is essential to United States defense plans. Mrs. R. C. Rose. Mrs. James B. Clark.and Mrs. M. O. Usrey have returned from Pino Bluff after having attended a meeting of the board of management of the Daughters of the American Revolution. Mrs. Emma Lou Rogers has returned home after n visit with her daughetr in Little Rock. Mr. and Mrs. Carson Rogers of Cairo. 111., are spending today with Mr. and Mrs. O. W. McCutchen. Miss Sarah Lou McCutchen entertained 50 people during the intermission oi the Bachelor Club dance last night in her home. Following the dance. Miss Mary Jean Afflick and Miss Lynette Tucker entertained with a breakfast at the Palace Cafe. Guests included out of town visitors from Helena and Marianna, Ark. Jack Carley, chief editorial writer for the Commercial Appeal, will be guest speaker for the Woman's Club meeting tomorrow. * U. S. HOMES now have 32,000.000 TV sets—and a lot of dirty dinner dishes.—Miami Herald. Familiar Folks Answer to Previous Puzzle ACKOSS 1 Actress, West 4 " Marie, I Love You" 8 War vehicle 12 Sea eagle 13 Mimicker 14 Actress, Lancaster 15 Pose 16 Recurring 18 Small fish 20 Follow SI Assist 22 Prying a4 Philadelphia's founder, William 26 Places 27 Musical syllable 30Ri» 32 Soup vessel 14 Hard (prefix) Wlyt medication MBofton Red Sox ball player, William* ITSUte • positively W Gaelic 40 Plant part OWingliX* part 42 Cheer 45 Drier 4» Witty con venations SI French Wand BJ Above M" Hitler" H Nothing H Lateral part MAnfto-Suoei DOWN 1 Disorder 2 Operatic solo 3 Rapt 4 Speedy 5 Unclosed 6 Calm 7 Before' 8 Singer, Lind 9 Greek division 10 Brother of Jacob (Bib.) HWan 17 Centaur 19 Pullman car 23 Water mammal 24 Ago 25 Italian city 26 Cooking device 21 Turtles 28 Portuguese money 29 Britain's princess 31 Tidier 33 Staggers . 38 Masters of ceremony • 40 Gaze fixedly 41 Corridor 42'Love god 43 Jacob's son (Bib.) 44 Imitated 46 Check 47 Pen name of Charles Lamb 48 Depend 50 Definite article 17 Speak IV m R 10

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