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I>AGE EIGHTEEN BLITHE V1LLB (ARKJ OOUHIBR NCWV THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 195B TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TM« OOORIZR NEWS CO. K. W. HAINBS. Publisher HAJtRT A. HAINKS, Editor. Assist«n< Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole Nttionil Advertising Representatives: W»ll«ce Witiner Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- oHIce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October «. 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service it maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, !6.sO per year," 43.50 (or six months. SJ.OO for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.60 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS And when they heard thai, they lifted lip their voice to God with one accord, and said, Lord, thou >rt God which hast made heaven, and earth, and the se», and »ll that in them U. — Ac* «:24. * * * But who with filial confidence inspired. Can lit! to Heaven an unpresumptuous eye, And smiling say. My Father made them all. — Cowper. BARBS It won't be long until lots of dads will find out that in his first yea* of college a. youth develops a fine sense of touch. * # * We'd ret quicker Mrriee at some station! if fewer people stopped to (u instead of for It. * * * An eastern life guard wears trunks that glow and can be seen for two miles. What a long way for the gals to run. * * * A couple just married user a license issued three years »so. It took h« > long time to mike up their minds. * * * An Ohio doctor was held up by a patient. Somehow, that has a humorous touch Dime-a-Dozen Homers With the four-way American League pennant chase sizzling toward its finish, a good honest toilers have ample excuse for postponing their honest toil beyond the Labor Day date which traditionally marks the time for buckling down. In the days ahead, there'll be a lot of shouting, tension, and red-eyed night game watching. Cheers will mount in recurrent waves as favored "long ball" hitters blast the ball over the fence. But, while all this excitement is going on, permit one observer to mutter a little heresy about this latter phase of today's baseball. Permit him to suggest that are too many home runs. They're cheap —and cheapness can get prety dull after a while. Time was when the home run was a majestic blow, a real high point in a baseball game. The men who could clout home runs consistently were few—an elite band deserving of the spotlight. The great names are remembered. Babe Smith, Jimmy Foxx, Mel OH, Lou Gehrig, these head the list. Some of their towering smashes are burned into the memory of veteran fans. It's not like that any mroe. Sure, there are some good cloters, like Ted Williams, Mickey Mantle, Duke Snider, Willie Mays and Ted Kluszewski. But today everybody hits homers. Recently, in Baltimore, Larry Doby hit two in one game and would have had four except for the size of the park. '• Stringy-looking infielders pop them into the stands. Utility chaps with anemic batting averages hit them. Pitchers who don't get 25 hits in a season hit them. The day is certain to come when an umpire dusting off the plate will accidentally lay his whisk broom against a pitcher's warmup toss and drill it into 'he stands. It seems that about every other inning or some nameless fellow has just unloaded a shot into the bleachers and is trotting around the bases with all the speed of a commuter jogging for a bus he knows he can't miss. In any game that pretends to sustain interest, the real excitement is in close conflict, in narrow decision, in the suspense of a tight moment. In baseball, those things develop when the ball is in play on the field and being rifled around like mad. Everyone knows a home run can stir a crowd. But the second the ball lands in som« bleachrite's outstretched paw, the game is temporarily dead. Batter and base runners dutifully mince around the base paths like poodles padding after & turt thing. Th«« tht IMMM tr* «mpty, and for all the action, tht itancii might ft* well be, too. It's only modernt* exaggeration to w»y that baseball ii m danger of becoming a game of fly balls that are caught and fly balls that are out of reach in the stands. Some of the magnates who worry about falling attendance and think their salvation lies in home runs might raise a questioning eyebrow. There's a good deal to be said for the old-fashioned, ringing double or triple which winds up in the field of play instead of in some fan's pocket. VIEWS OF OTHERS Silly Season of Our Own August in England is traditionally the month of strange reports in newspaper put together by second-string journalist*. The story is that all the responsible newspapermen — editors, assistant editors and so on — are away yachting or shooting grouse, and a skeleton staff of credulous and scoop-happy cubs are putting out Fleet Street's newspapers. Sea serpents, truck drivers buried under tons of eggs, the Abominable Snowman, Moscow's claim to have invented MX, flying saucers- all of these are told-of in detail. The Englishman in August i* relaxed if not on holiday. Thus August ie known to our cousins across the sea as the Silly Season. It is quite seriously discussed in terlous periodicals as the Silly Season. A look at American newspapers during August would make it appear we have our own Silly Season: The United States announces ita plans to launch "satellites into the earth's orbit which will travel some 200 miles up at 18,000 m.p.h. Russia and Red China suddenly quit their usual small-boy nastinesit and start exuding sweetness and brotherly accord to all. Hurricanes followed by flood* ravage the Eastern seaboard, doing Incredible damage a student; makes an undetected tour of the guided missile test center at Cape Canaveral, Fla.; a boa constrictor escapes from a traveling show an spends three weeks in town before being caught in Wabasha, Minn. And, locally, state officers start searching cars coming from North Carolina for illegal whisky and Greenville policemen organize a union which is immediately squelched by city officials. All of that sounds like 7/e have a Silly Season of our own. But it's all unadulterated truth. The day has come when fact has outdistanced imagination.—Greenville iS.C.) Piedmont. We Okay It Great Britain appear! to be peeved with the United States over the possibility that our State Department will order the publishing of the diplomatic record of the Geneva summit meeting. British objections follow the same line as those raised last Spring when the Yalta papers were suddenly released. Principally, the London feeling is that such a publication of informal conversations would lead to all manner of misinterpretation, which could aid the Communist cause materially. Be that as It may, one thing does seem peculiar about the State Department's attitude. And that is why concern is felt about President Eisenhower's conduct at Geneva. The American people generally appear to be satisfied, even i! possibly some of the right-wing GOPites are not. — Albany (Oa.) Herald. And That's That Everyone expects to see a great mass of decrees coming out of the Kremlin designed to bring Russian farming methods up to within some degrees of American efficiency, as a result of the visit, to the United States of the Russian farmers. But we'd venture to say not much can come to it. Among things that have developed this efficiency and resulting prosperity, that so amazed the Russians, are privilege of owning land, the freedom to manage it and the independence to learn what is going on in other parts of hiR country and the world. The Russian farmers en- Joy none of these vital freedoms and never will so long as Communism rules. Edicts, ukases, or medals will never accomplish the job.—Lamar uMo.) Democrat. SO THEY SAY I would love to tell you (whether or .not he is an active Communist), but I don't think you have the right to ask me. — Actor John Randolph, during communism on Broadway proble. * # * The democratic countries of the world should beware. Any agreement reached with the Communists Is respected by them as long as it suits them to respect it. — Nationalist China's Chiang Kai-shek. * * * Visiting the United States without seeing Ford would be like visiting Rome without seeing the Pope. — Vladimir Matskevlch, Russian farm leader. * * * Our young people are not showing as great in interest In science and engineering as one would expect and «s one would believe desirable in the interest of the long-term security and welfare of the country. — Donald A. Quarles, Air Force secretary. * # * Do not lose for the world what opportunity xtlll exists to bring atomic weapons under control and to prevent the "fallout" of perpetual fear from settling on each of us. — Bernard Biruch, In broadcast ple> to Soviet lor intern*- Uooil nuctov eoBtrol. Trying to Improve One's Political Posture Peter Idson's Washington Column — Defense Aide Due for Surprise On His Red Cross Contribution By DOUGLAS LARSEN AND KENNETH O. GILMORE NEA Staff Correspondents WASHINGTON — (NEA') Thomas P. Pike, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Supply and Logistics, is due for a financial jolt when he returns from a vacation in California. Just hefore he took off a couple of days ago, Pike called his staff together to give them last-minute instructions. Then he added a short pep talk on giving money to the Red Cross for flood relief in the Northeast, "In fact, whatever comes in during the next week I'll match," he said with enthusiasm. Pike's sales pitch paid off. At last report over SC50 had been contributed. Exclaimed one secretary with an impish grin, "This will really burn a hole in the old man's pocket." It will be a miracle if Japan's! Foreign Minister Mamoru Shiee-j mitsu didn't leave Washington withj an acute case of indigestion, for hej was wined and dined at receptions j and dinners since arriving. j The banquet Secretary of State j John Foster Dulles gave in. his; 1'onor broke all records, however I*, made those famous feeds of Henry VIH look like snack lunches. Here's what the waiters brought on' Cold vichyssoise. filet of pompano. amandine, Toillyfuisse wine, filel, of beef roti, burgundy, braised ond:ve, string beans, potatoes Fan- sienne. fois gras in aspic, champagne. Boston lettuce salad a la niHison. mousse anannas sur socle, pet its fours, coffee and liqueurs. When Secretary of the Treasury; Gporge Humphrey n nd Budget i Director Rowland Hughes had | their briefing session for reporters! on the prospects of budget balanc* ing and tax revision, they came into the President's press conference room to find two microphones on the desk before them. "What do they want us to do?" cracked Humphrey, "talk out if both sides of our mouths?" In presenting a certificate of rppreciation to Russia's Deputy Agriculture - Minister Vladimir MalPkevitch. for his talk afc the National Press Club. Ben Grant of U.S. News accidentally spilled a pitcher of cream on it. "Oh. don't mind that." said Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson, who was sitting nearby ', and almost £ot some of the cream c piiled on his blue suit. "We've got lots of it," he explained. Secretary of Stale John Foster Dulles, who has traveled the equivalent of more than 10 times around the world during his three years in office, now has his baggage prob- I'vnis pretty well licked. He knows from experience what's essential and what Is not, and Mrs., Dulles can pack for him to go any place on short notice. Among; his essential equipment is a folding bed board. European feather beds and even the usual double mattress jobs encountered in American hotels are too soft for him. Although historical guides here don't like to admit it. liquor prices p. re one of the biggest tourist r-(tractions in the nation's capital. Tipplers irom miles around come to take advantage of the low cost of good booze. And most visitors find it hard to leave town without at least one souvenir bottle in their suitcase or a larger supply in the car trunk. This is one of the rea* . e ons why the yearly per capita consumption here comes to about five gallons, which is roughly five times higher than the rest of the countiy. "About 12 million persons pass through Washington during a year," says a spokesman of the Distilled Spirits Institute. "It. seems to be obvious that possibly a'good deal more than half the liquor is sold to these out-of- towners." White House aides usually behave themselves, but the other afternoon four of them pulled off a stunt reminiscent of college pranksters on a football week-end. They were ushers at the recent wedding of Pat Priest, daughter of Ivy Baker Priest, U.S. Treasurer, Aiier a gigantic reception at the Sheraton-Park Hotel, the couple 'riea to make a clean get-away in their car. The young aides, however, managed to block both exits of the hotel driveway with their own cars. Then they went to work on the new Ford Thunderbird of Lt. Cmrir. Pierce Andrew Jensen, Jr., the bridegroom and A White Hou i aide himself. Tin cans were tied to tho back and "Just Married" written all over the car with colored crayon. All this completely scotched the well laid plans of Mrs. Priest whose chauffeur had hidden one car so no one coud touch It before the honeymoon departure. Now that Jensen is no longer a bachelor the White House has lost Us last Naval aide. Weddings'and transfers have wiped out the group of five men who serve as social representatives for the Navy at the executive mansion. But they'll be replaced before the White House party season gets under way this fall and winter. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. A woman writes that she has had an arthritis of the spine for a number of years and the doctors tell her that in time it will "burn out" and then she will have a poker spine. Among other things she wants to know if (here will be less pain when this occurs. The condition described by the correspondent sounds like n . particular variety of spinal arthritis which is much more common in young men than in women, and comparatively rare in the older years. This form of arthritis which goes under several names does usually progress at an extremely slow rate to stiffness and the condition which is sometimes known as "poker spine." At this later stage the pain disappears though there is considerable limitation of movement not only of the spine itself but also of the expansion of the chest. No one knows the cause of this strange condition and it is still somewhat uncertain us to whether it is merely n form of the more common rheumatoid arthritis involving joints in other parts of the body, or whether it is a different disease. It does cause a good deal of discomfort and pain as well as stiffness and unless it is prfiperly treated it may cause the body to be bowed forward, Treatment is still not completely satisfactory but is likely to include a proper balance of rest and special exercises, Some reports of favorable results with X-ray treatments have appeared nnrt a few patients have benefited apparently from treatment Irom corttoone, ACTH, or other medication. There are other kinds of arthritis or degenerative disorders which can occur in the spine. In a few, like tuberculous arthitis, the cause is definitely known and the tea tment pretty well standardized. In others the cause is both unknown and the best treatment uncertain. Not infrequently an arthritis or degeneration of the tissues of the spine may be rather far advanced before producing any symptoms at all and this is shown by the frequent accidental finding of changes «x the spine in X-rays taken for some other purpose. One foim of arthritis of the spine is that which is fairly common in elderly people and - in people who are overweight. This is a sort of bone degeneration and is not accompanied by true inflammation. Frequently this variety of arthritis dotfs not produce any serious symptoms and can merely be considered a sign of advancing years. When symptoms are produced, however, there is no good method of restoring the spinal Joints completely to normal. The treatment must therefore, be aimed at relieving the symptoms of pain and stiffness insofar as,that Is possible. A back brace can be helpful. The use of R stiff mattress or & board under the mattress is alsoj commonly recommencd. Sometimes heat, massage, or other measures of physical therapy bring about considerable relief.. , Any person with fin arthritis ot | the spine must have* nn accurate I diagnosis which can only be obtained by oireful «»minaUoo ur by X-rays. When this has been done, the most promising line of treatment can be started. In most, a spinal arthritis is an unpleasant disability only and not a danger to life or general health. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Silent Lips For Bad Cards By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Goodness knows why North opened the bidding tody with so poor a hand. His spade suit was rather weak and the hand as a NORTH (D) U A A 10654 .VQ10 • A 4 WIST 4KJ9J VAKJ4 *KJJ *J4 EAST A73 VH531 »873 410141 SOUTH V987 »Qlu9«: *AK7 North-South vul. N«Hb EHt Swift We* 1* P«» :» Pan 2 A Pan SN.T. Pau Past Pass Openlnf lead— V K whole w«s on th« borderline between l piss ind the strength needed for an opening bid. In this situation a plnyer may bid If he has a good suit, but he should pass Ii he hit only i broken suit. •outh miMfcd to (top <bort at Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Hollywood *nd Grapevine. It's not all peace with the "War and Peace" film company in Europe. Mixed reports about flaring tempers and a flush that Audrey Hepburn walked off the set in a huff before someone's apology brought her back. But other start in the flicker are praising her for working 12 hours a day on a six-day-a-weelt schedule. Red Skelton's interested in "Bozo," a film comedy by Eddie Beloin. All about a half-baked star in the silent days of the movies. ... A "Trapeze 1 ' set photo sure to wind up in the fan magazines: Tony Curtis In PINK tights for his role a« Hurt Lancaster's circus manager. Said Gordon MacRae after replacing Frank Sinatra in the film version 01 Kodgers and Hammerstein's "Carousel": "M they told me they were putting the telephone book to music and wanted me to sinr the lead I'd jump at the chance," Cornel Wilde's looking for a prize-fight story for his next independent movie. . . . Marilyn Monroe may or may not return 10 20th Century-Fox for "Bus Stop," but one thing is for sure. She's enrolled for another year of drama study at the Actor's Studio in New York. This Is Hollywood, Mrs, Jones: Jimmy Dunne won a supporting- role Oscar for his performance in "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn," but he remembers the movift for another reason. The studio wardrobe department supplied him with a tuxedo which he wore throughout most of the, film. One day he noticed the name of a highly paid two no-trump, but he was already too high. The opponents defended very ably, and South didn't find the best line of play. The result was rather disappointing to North and South. | West opened the king of hearts | and was glad lo continue the suit; when he saw the dummy. Dummy discarded low spades on the third and fourth rounds of hearts, and South discarded a diamond on the fourth heart, j East won the fourth heart wjihj his six, somewhat to his surprise. | He hadn't-expected to win a trick; with his hand! It was clear that! South had nothing much in j spades, so East shifted to a spade.] South played a low spade, and! West had to play the Jack to force) out dummy's acp. Dummy re- j turned a low spade, and South's I queen forced out the king. West} led his lowest spade to dummy's j ten, thus establishing his own nine. Declarer now tried three round?; of clubs, discovering that the suit! wouldn't break. East had. of' course, carefully kept all of his i clubs on the sound theory that the- ten of clubs was all he had and i that,he ought to guard it while hej could. i There was nothing left. South had to give up a diamond and the last spade to West, thus going down two tricks. movie producer inside the coat. "Oh, yes," said a wardrobe man when Jimmy asked about ft, "it was an old one he sold to the •tudio." Not In The Script: When a play directed by Sir Cedric Hardwicke opened in Los Angeles, George Burn* sent him this wire: "The Internal Revenue DeparU ment joins me in wishing you a smash success." When Warner Bros, releases 'He Perry Lopez starrer, "I Died a Thousand Times," think back to t Jimmy Cagney-George Raft flicker titled "Each Dawn I Die" and se* if you can't detect & plot resemblance. . Jess Barker's answerlnff tht 1 'What's new?" question on the Susan Hayward legal front with "Working more—that's the important thing." . . . Mamie Van Doren changed her mind fast. One week she was announcing her romance with Ray Anthony was finished. Next week they were wed. Dana Andrews is admitting: th*t he hasn't been able w keep & likt- ness to Edward R. Murrow out of his role of a Pulitzer Prlie rf- porter who becomes a television star in "News Is Made at Night." "Fm beinf very careful, thoujh," he >old me. "We discussed srnokinc clfarets while th« TV camera was on me, Nit decided against it. That would hart been too obvious." The depositions a Hollywood couple gave against each other i* the reason .why their divorce has been stalemated. Accusations on birth sides are loo sizzling. . . . RicliB rd Conte is taking vocal Itssons, warming" up for a filmusical. Every time an actress plays Lht role of an actress it's a good bet she'.s blending the characters of real-fife rivals with murderous results. But here's a switch: Says Carolyn Jones, playin ; an actress named Ctndy Fontaine (?) in "Th§ Man Who Knew Too Much": "Don't tell anyone, but I'm playlnr MYSELF," Q—The bidding has been: North Eisl South West 2 Hearts Pass ? You, South, hold: *5 I VQ74 «KQJ6Z f-<f M What do you do? A—Bid three diimonris. Tou Intend to raise hearts next, bul first you want to show A food tult. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You. South, hold: *«74 TS2 »KQJ62 *K 5 3 What do you do? Anitver Tomorrow 75 Years Ago • In Blytheville — A sort was born to Mr. and Mrs. George Hamilton at Memphis Methodist Hospital Wednesday morning and has been named David Hubbard Hamilton. Jack Webb-returned yesterday to Fayetteville tthecc he is a student alter visaing his parents, Dr. and Mrs. Ftoyd Webb. here. When the court r,t honor for the Boy Scouts of the Chickasawba District meets next Sunday afternoon a coveted award will go to Dick White, son of Mr. and Mrs, Floyd White, who has completed all requirements necessary for the Ea^le Scout badge. Fire damaged the Montgomery Ward Store annex and warehouse as well as the adjacent Goodyear Store about I2:3a last night. The owners estimate the Irvss to run into several thousand dollars although a complete estimate has not been made. Miss Patty June Davis was surprised with a birthday party Wednesday nipht at the home of her aunt .Mrs. W. D. Chamblin. Tha evening was spent in, playin? bridge. GRANDPA and grandma were good at raising children. They didn't have time to refer to child-care books. — Crawfordville iGa.) AI- vocate-Democrat. IKE SAYS Congress' record wasn't so hot. Sooner or later, every President decides that the trouble with democracy is that there's too much of it in Congress. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. 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