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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 12, 1955
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FACE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER IfEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER It, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising M»n»ger Sote Natlfltml Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUanta, MernphU. Entered »s second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act oi Congress, October 9. 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban towu where carrier service ts maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per year"j2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside SO mile z«ne. »12.50 per 1'e** payable In advance. MEDITATIONS And he was angry, and would not jfo in; therefore came his father out, and tntreated him. — Luke 15:28. * * * Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or it will control you. — Horace. BARBS Have you noticed how the yarn trade has improved? Fishing, not cotton. * # * A train of though usually arrives no place if It runs on a single-track. * * * When you're set to flop back and take it easy on the beach, look out for that ol' sunburn. *' * * We've always thought that hands across the tea were much better than hand-outs. * # * When the girls wore real long skirts it was hard to get on a bus. Nowadays it's a cinch to get up stares. * * * It must be tough on some women to be too poor to have an operation to talk about. * * * You can always have your own way if there aren't too many selfish ideas in it. Look Down, We're Up There Pretty High The air-conditioning went off in the office last week and, oh, how we all suffered. Even some of the customers, accustomed to a cooling off period while transacting business here, noticed it. And we, for the first time, noticed just how pampered most of us are becoming. A few years ago, a lot of us thought it was bad for one's health to spend too much time in an air-conditioned building. It took a while to get used to coming out of a cool picture show into the "hot sun. Air conditioning was a rare thing. Now, when we can't have it, we think it's a crying shame and where we used to be satisfied with having it in our offices alone, Jlama and the kids want the home to be nice and cool, too... all the time. And thus, in another way we've raised our standard of living, hardly noticing any change at all until we have to do without. This could be a tribute to the sales and manufacturing genius of America on which some editorial writers might expound at length. But we're going to get an iced tea in some air-conditioned drug store. Our air conditioning is on the blink and it's just too darned hot. Pero'n's Politics Interpreting Argentine politics would seem to be no job for a novice. But President Juan Poron's latest, moves have put the bunion upon us once more. After the revolt of this June 16, the experts said Peron probably was weakened for the long pull, but would be stronger in the immediate future. It hasn't worked out quite that way. In the intervening weeks, his power relative to that of the army leaders who pulled his chestnuts out of the fire has appeared insufficient. The Catholics, against whom he was beginning to move forcefully at the time of the revolt, have steadily harassed him with hostile demonstrations. Now, however, he has been emboldened to try to fasten again a light grip on his country. His performance was staged with the customary Peron flair for the dramatic. He announced his willingness to resign his office, in the manner of the humble public servant who does not wish to stay if he is not wanted. But the offer was a complete phony. It was the signal for his favorite shrills, the workers of the Peronist General Confederation of Labor, to assemble in a cheering mass beneath his Casa Ros*d«i window in Buenoi Aires and re- ject the offer. Having thus heard the call to duty from the "shirtless ones," why, of course, Peron could not possibly yield his office. * The outpouring: of the Peron workers had a broader meaning. They are the symbol and a good share of the substance of his power. They are usually available for duty as a cheering section, a marauding mob, or a comfortable block of votes. • In the day since June 16, they have been lying low, suggesting that Peron dared not inflame army leaders by employing them. Their reappearance indicates fresh confidence on Peron's part. This is not all, of course. Peron has delivered a violent speech against his enemies. And he has won from the Argentine Chamber of Deputies the power to clamp martial law on Buenos Aires. This authority gives him the right to suspend civil liberties for so Jong as he should deem necessary. For instance, a man captured in a criminal act may be shot without trial. There can be no doubt that Peron is in a stronger position that he was a short time ago. But the history of the postrevolt period can hardly be reassuring to him. Basically, he looks shakier than the experts believed he would be at this stage. Their long-range forecast of his downfall in the not-too-distant future may well be fulfilled. For the day seems to be drawing closer when the army, the real key to his continuance in power, may realize that petty dictator Peron is not good for Argentina or anybody else. VIEWS OF OTHERS Phony Business Now that campaigning is carried on so extensively over television, the Washington Post and Times Herald bemoans the passing of the political orator of yesterday — "the barrel- chested shouter with his learned political references, his four-square stand for God, motherhood, dogs, children, country and honesty (in that order)." It notes that the old-style political orator survives in the halls of Congress but he is rarely heard on the radio and "never, but never, seen on television." This may be lamentable to those facetiously inclined. But there is another aspect to television campaigning as now refined by the publicity and technical experts that should cause some genuine concern to the voters. That is the phoniness which candidates can get away with over this medium. There is the TelePrompTer, a device which enables a politician to look the voter square in the eye and seem to be speaking directly and extemporaneously while actually he reads his speech from large words thrown on a screen out of the camera's range. There is the art of makeup which can remove bags from beneath the eyes, wipe away wrinkles and even grow hair on a bald head. And now there is the "ghost interview," the top phony of all. It works like this. A cabinet member or some other very high official goes before a TV film camera in H special room at the Capitol where they handle these things with a prepared script of questions and answers. This film is developed and multiple copies are made. Then, days or weeks later, any congressman who wants to goes beiore the same camera with the same script and just reads the questions. Technicians take the two films, artfully splice them together, and the congressman gets a TV film which makes him out a big shot. He can use it on the TV stations in his district and show the voters what a big wheel he is in Washington and how he can make even cabinet officials come to heel and answer to him for his constituents. Is this honest? Is it cheating the voters? Perhaps it .does no actual harm. If there were no television, no doubt the candidate would be try- Ing in other ways to build himself up before the public. But when he appears in person before the voters, or when he issues a statement or submits to an interview in the press through reporters dedicated to the exposure of phonies whenever found, the voters are given a clear picture of the man on which to base their estimate of the candidate. On television, apparently, the voters cannot be sure whether the face they see is that of the candidate or a cosmetician, whether the words that a*re spoken and the thoughts that are expressed are his or another's. — Port Myers (Pla.) News-Press. SO THEY SAY This is. not to say that Soviet air power now surpasses ours. It does not. However, there is one way the Soviets are ahead of us. They are ahead in rate of progress. — Gen. Nathan F. Twining, U. S. Air Force Chief of'Staff. * * * Farmers shouldn't be made io fear a fine harvest because of price penalties. — Herschel D. Newsoni, Master of National Orange. * * * It will be worse In the future. There will be new action . . . more violent and wider than before. — Dr. El Mehdi ben Aboud, Morocco Independence party spokesman on Nationalist riots In North Africa. * * * If Russia launched guided missiles against 10 major cities in the United States, there would be 26 million dead equal number of disabled and injured. We cannot survive a blow like that. — Oen. Oeorge 0. Kenney, World War II commander of the Far East Air Forcet. The Depression Has Set Peter E c/son's Washington Column — Same Experts Fear Soviet Smiles Can Weaken A merica s Security WASHINGTON — (NEA) — In these piping times of peace and the "new spirit" in relations with Soviet Russia, a reappraisal is being made of how best to maintain American security. There are a number of factors tending: to make the United States let down its guard. This'is a cause of some concern among America's allies, who now fear that this country is growing soft on communism. The friendlier atmosphere introduced at the Big Four summit meeting in Geneva, the freer exchange of scientific information at the United Nations atomic energy conference, the good will created by the exchange visitr of Ameri- | can and Russian farm delegations, j and the reopening of the U.N. disarmament talks .in New York contribute to this intangible thing called the relaxing of tensions. If the promise of these good deeds materializes, there is a general agreement that the Russians! have more to tain than they have! to lose. I An extreme view of this silua-1 tion now being heard in Washing- j ton is that the Soviet farm delegation which visited America did more to strengthen the Russian economy and build up its war potential than all the Communist espionage efforts of the past. The reasoning behind this statement is simple. One of Russia's greatest weaknesses has been her shortage of food for a growing population. The .American farmers who visited Russia were appalled by the waste of manpower on the Soviet's collective farms. As long as-the U.S.S.R. is so handicapped, it cannot wage a long, aggressive war, By the introduction of .more hybrid corn farming and the raising 1 of more livestock on its grasslands for a larger meat supply the Soviet could greatly increase its food production in a few years. By the adoption of American mechanized farming methods, Russia might at the same time relieve much of her manpower from farm labor. This would make more men available either for industrial production, or the Red armies. It follows naturally that American farming "secrete" obtained through the open door of friendly relations are of more value to Russia than all of America's atomic secrets. The American ideal has always been to share its technical knowledge with less progressive countries. But if this generosity helps butld up the greatest potential enemy of the free world, then a case can be made that this know- how should be guarded more closely than the hydrogen bomb stockpile. Only thus can the superiority of the American arsenal of democracy be preserved. As for the atomic secrets themselves, Sen. Clinton Anderson, chairman of the Congressional the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Several correspondents have complained that this column has discussed constipation more oiten than its opposite, chronic diarrhea. Certainly it is true that chronic diarrhea is also common and indeed, not infrequently, it represents a more serious affliction than ordinary constipation. One thing is certain: if the cause of diarrhea Is not reasonably obvious and it does not stop after a shgrt time an investigation of the' possible cause should be made. Any diarrhea WHICH lasts more than a few hours or days can be called chronic. Someone with this difficulty suffers great inconvenience and cannot possibly feel as well as if the bowels were behaving naturally. Chronic infection with germs or with amebae (which are small an! mal parasites) are often responsible for this kind of difficulty. In such cases examination, oi' the stools for these microscopic enemies should reveal the cause and the proper treatment can then be begun. Another serious type of chronic diarrhea is produced by an ulcera- Uon of the lower intestine. tThe cause of this condition is not known, but many small .ulcers form in the intestines and these are associated with diarrhea, bleeding, irritation and other distressing symptoms. Probably the most common variety of chronic diarrhea, however, is of nervous origin. Many people who do not have an infection in the intestine or any other obvious en use for chronic diarrhea develop this conditoin whenever they are under emotional strain. The reason for this is probably because the nerves which go to the Intestines and cause the wave- Hke motions which force the waste material through the bowel, are governed largely by the emotions. Wh«n a person with a "nervous" constltnt Ion becomes excited or upaet the nerve control of the In- testines is also disturbed. Under such circumstances the wave-like motions of the intestines increase, forcing the waste material through too fast and diarrhea results. One line of attack on this kind of difficulty, of course, is to try to I avoid emotional disturbances as as much as possible. Diet and sometimes medication are also usually or some benefit. There are less common causes tor chronic diarrhea also. Diarrhea may follow operations on the stomach and is often present in cancer of the bowel. Certain diseases of the body "as a whole such as allergy, goiter or diabetes can also cause diarrhea. The greatest danger from chronic diarrhea lies in the fact that many people think it is not important and try to cure themselves by buying and taking some drug. Several drugs may help for a short time, but if there is any serious condition responsible for the diarrhea, it is dangerous to postpone thorough examination and accurate diagnosis. Finally, it should be said that chronic diarrhea is less frequent in communities with good sanitation—proper sewage disposal, pure drinking water, and adequate food. LITTLe LIZ en r>*ed « much nerva at a bull »i$httr w ww Committee on Atomic Energy, points out that at the Geneva conference, the Russian scientists revealed they had more progress by their own research than they hai by espionage. If this is true, then the way to maintain American security is not to try to lock up scientific secrets. It is to develop more young American scientists who can keep this country ahead of competitors in any and all other nations. Ralph Ainslee Olsen of Ellsworth, Iowa, one of the American dirt farmers who visited Russia, says that the thing whicl impressed him mjst was the zeai of Soviet youth for higher education. At one Russian agricultural college where only 350 students could be admitted, he sa\v 1000 students taking competitive entrance examinations. American youth, observed Olsen, has no such incentive for higher learning. With two cars in nearly every garage and a lavish standard of living at home, American young- people have nothing more to work for, he declares. • The shortage of students for the touch courses in engineering schools has long been a concern of American leaders in education, industry and government. The greatest resource in any country is its brain power. Any realistic reappraisal of American security must therefore consider how this asset can be further d> veloped. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Fine Deception Sets South Two By OSWALD JACOBY Written (or NEA Service There shouldn't be much to the play of the hand shown today. South has several different ways to develop nine tricks, and almost no way of losing- his contract. It wasn't easy to find a way to go down, but South managed to do it. NORTH 12 4 AK1082 ¥2 4> K 7 6 2 #764 WEST EAST 4J64 *Q95 v q 6 s v A 10 « 8 4 4Q93 » 54 + JS53 41082 SOUTH (D) 473 VKJ73 * AJ 108 + AKQ Both sides vul. South We* Norm But Pass 1 * Pass Past 3«, Pass Pass Pan Pass 2N.T. 3N.T. Opening lead—41 3 West opened a -low club, and South won with the ace, deceiving nobody with this violent false-card. After some thought South led a low spade towards dummy. West unhesitatingly played the jack of spades, and dummy won with the king. South's bidding indicated that he had only, a doubleton spade, so West knew that his play could cost nothing. The Idea was to persuade declarer that West had put up the Jack of spades from a holding that Included the queen also. After some indecision, South returned a low diamond from the dummy and finessed the jack. West won with the queen ot diamonds and switched to a low heart. East took the ace of heart* I Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA SUff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — THE wrTNKT: When Jerry Lewis introduces his six-year-old Ronnie to guests at the Lewis home, he asks the lad: "Wlto'i the funniest man in show business?" Ronnie beams and says, "Bob Hope." Then Ronnie addi — and his timing is perfect — "It's a joke.' A producer with movie-making in his blood and a nervous heart was ordered by his medics to quit the business or else make his wife a widow. "Quit the business and get into something else—anything,'' the medics said. So the producer went to college, "won a law degree and opened an office. His first case was a spicy divorce which he lost for his client. But he was all smiles as he left the courtroom and met a friend. "Looks lilte you won," said the friend. "No," beamed the ex-producer, "I lost. But I got a wonderful tdea for a movie." Sign chalked on a wall of a local high school used for location scenes in the big-screen version of TV's "Our Miss Brooks": "MISS BROOKS TAUGHT HERE.'" SHELLEY WINTERS LIKES to tell it about her ex-husband, Vittorio Gassman. "He was a very emotional fellow. He would grab me in his arms, hold me close and tell me how wonderful HE was." Bob Hope tells it: When he was visiting the Fiji Islands, a dark- skinned native gave him a .whack on the back that sent him sprawling. "What's that for?" asked Bob. "That," said the native in faultless English, "was for 'The Koad to Bali.' " THERE'S A HOWL for camera and returned a heart, and once more South finessed a jack and lost to the queen. West returned a heart, and South was obliged to win with the king. At this stage South had nine tricks available: three clubs, three diamonds, two spades and one heart. Since declarer had already lost three tricks, the best he could hope for was to make one overtrick. Any sensible bridge player would take his nine tricks and pay no attention at all to the piny for an extra trick. As it happened, however, the declarer was not In a sensible mood. He led a spade from his hand ad finessed dummy's ten. losing to the queen. East then cashed the rest of the hearts, thus setting the contract two! While you're sniffing at Soutn's foolish line of play, don't forget to give West credit for a line deceptive play. If West hadn't put up the jack of spades at the second trick. South couldn't have gone wrong on the hand. fans In the fable of the famous Movletown still photographer just returned from wandering around with his camera in .Europe. In Paris, he told a friend, he met a once-iarnous actress he had photographed many times when she was a movie starlet. She was sitting, he said, on a park—bench—old, wearing rags, begging for alms. "No kidding," said the friend, "what did you give her?" Replied the photographer: "F 11 at a Mth." BENNY GOODMAN'S still shaking his head over thi~. one: Discussing the- 29 numbers he's recording on a music sound track for "The Benny Goodmas Story," he mentioned to Director Valentine Davles a scene in which Goodman, at the age of 10, first begins studying the clarinet. "In that sequence," Director Davies told him, "I want you to play bad enough so you'll sound like a beginner — but at the same time good enough so they' know the beginner is Benny Goodman. Hollywood husband complaining about his wife and his eight-year- old daughter, who is a Davy Crockett fan: "One's a fuss pot and the other's a Fcss pot. 1 ' THIS iS HOLLYWOOD. Mrs. Jones: The Cheerleaders are dedicating a song to Davy Crockett's agent: Title: "Your Fess Is Your Fortune." Jay Barney tells about the producer who put his nephew on the studio payroll. Day he started work the relative asked the producer, "Now what do I do first?" "Well." whispered uncle, "This is a sort of public relations job- just don't make it public that we are related." One movie cutle to another: "Your diet obviously Isn't working. You're putt'ng on weijht under each eye." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 2 Hearts Pass ? You, South, hold: 4>5 VQ742 4K632 #J S 4 3 What do you do? A—Bid three hearts. This Is « clear raise since you have very (ood distrlbatlon In addition to your 6 points In high cardi. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 452 VQ74 4K632 *Q 5 4 3 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Henry Hoyt of Lcachville hns been accepted for the Naval Reserve it was announced today. Mr. Hoyt attended the University of Missouri and was graduated from VandcrbiH with a degree in huv. He will leave soon lor a month's cniise and a ! three months training course. Mr. and Mrs. Ed Belt returned Tuesday from Jonesboro where they attended a two-day meeting of the Southeast Missouri photographers Association. Mr. and Mrs. Belt received an award of merit for one of their pictures exhibited there. Mr. and Mrs. George Lee entertained employes of t.he Lee Gin Co., j and Lee Motor Sales Co., with a. chicken dinner Tuesday night at their home. A reunion of the Portloclc family was held Monday at the home ol Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Portlock of Hall Moon. It is the first time in 16 years that, the,group has been together. L. T. Moore became a new member of the Lions Club yesterday when It met at Hotel Noble lor their regular weekly luncheon. DURING this Interval of sweetness and light between the United States and Russia, we are willing to concede them one "first"—the satellites.—Ashcvllle tN.C.) Citizen. COURTESY is the flag of kindness flown at top mast—Chattanooga News-Free Press. A CONSIDERABLE number or people are living on the reputation of their reputation. — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. Animal Fair Answer to Previous Puzzle* ACROSS 3 Forsaken; animal 5arr " 8 Repetitions 9 Crowned 10 Soviet mountains 11 Care for 16 Man's name 20 Flower holders 22 Baseball learns 1 Lupine animal desolate 5 Hibernating < Like a wild animal 9 Feline animal 12 Century plant 13 Italian river H Chemical suffix A5 Revolutionist 17 Sped 18 Vocal 19 Like a birthmark 21 Edible fish 23 Salt 24 Low fellow 27 Musical instrument 29 Slender 32 Ascended 34 Fancy 36 Wish 37 Larger 38 Osiris' slste. 39 Plant part '41 Measures of type 42 Short sleep 44 Great Lake 46 Male servant! 49 Finished 53 Imitative animal 54 Bern* inhering 58 Rocky pinnacle 57 Adjective suffixes 58 Paradise 28 Glandular organ 30 Entry in a ledger 31 French seas 33 Rope , ingredient 24 Moslem judge 35 Leper colony 25 War god of priest . . Greece 40 Bed canopy 26 Unburies 43 Danger 45 Come in 46 Diminish 4 7 Atop 48 Nevada city 50 Queen of Carthage 51 Nights before events . 52 Animals' lairs 55 Mariner's direction tt 'St Abstract being 60 Learning |61 Flag maker, | Betsy DOWN 1 Electrical unit lBre*4*»re*4 r W 10 sna

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