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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 19, 1955
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PAGB EIGHT BLTTHIVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 19,1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW8 TUX COURIER mtWS OO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher •ARRT A.. HAINB6, Editor, Assistant PnWi PAUL D. HUMAN. Adrertising Mantcer Sob National Advertising RepresentatlTM: Wallace Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, AUanU, Memphii. entered a* secrad class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act oi Con- inn, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within .a radius of 50 miles, $6,50 per rear "$3.50 for six months, S2-00 for three months; by mail ou!.?ide 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS The words of a man's mouth are as deep wa- Urs, and the wellspring- of wisdom as a flowing brook. — Proverbs 18:4. * * * Talking and eloquence are not the same: lo speak, and to speak well are two things. A fool may talk, but a wise man speaks. — Ben Jonson. BARBS Marriage brings the upkeep—and then often comes the downfall. * * * A caddv was arrested for carr.Tin(r a tun on a rolf course. How about all the shooting: Irons the folfer carries? * * * A North Carolina doctor says mothers would get rid of a lot of worries if they'd carry tot« •round papoose fashion. Anyway, they'd know There they are. * * * Kid* will fret more kick out of pumpkine when they are sold for their face value. * * * There are two sides to all argument*. All you have to do is convince the other fellow his is the wrong one. The Democratic Needle Publicly, of course, the Democrats necessarily assert that they hope President Eisenhower runs again n 1956. You cannot admit that you are incapable of licking the best the opposition can offer. In the late President Franklin D. Roosevelt's day. Republicans were always telling everybody that they couldn't wait to "take on the champ." But they didn't really mean it, and neither do the Democrats now. In their hearts they know how tough the President would be to beat, and no politican with any sense of realism wants the test at the polls to be any harder than it must. The ironic thing is that the way the Democrats are playing- it they might prove to be a considerable factor in Mr. Eisenhower's deciding to have another go. It is not just that they have taken off the wraps and are attacking the President personnally, as wholly responsible for what they consider the damaging acts of his administration. It is rather that they are goading him with their constant insistence that they alone understand the needs of ordinary citizens and are prepared to do anything about them. Word has it that the President is vastly annoyed at Democratic claims of a monopoly in serving the popular welfare. This Democratic contention isn't at all new. They've been running against the "special interests" and the "prince of privilege" ever since Mr. Roosevelt's heyday. The difference is on the other side. Jlr. Eisenhower has described himself as a conservative in money matters and liberal in the area of human welfare. He is plainly convinced that his administration is executing policies which serve that philosophy. If the Democrats keep hammering this theme—and such a course would appear almost inevitable—they may find themselves with an angry contender on their hands. A lot of people, including some quite close to Mr. Eisenhower, suggest that his sense of duty will be the final determinant in his decision to run or not to run. But more than a few men have gone for a second term .partly because they felt impelled to try to prove in a second four years the wisdom and Tightness of what they did in the first four years. Pressed hard enough, the President might fal into this category. The Dominance of Wishful Thinking Reports from Britain are distrubing on the extent to which optimism for gen- ual peac« luw swept Ihe country. Other We«t European land* tw« said to b* HRti- lary affected. Tht optimism apearn to be shared in Britain bjr the preM, th« businest community, mid-and lower-grade politicians, and ordinary citizens. To listen to their comment, one would imagine that the "Geneva spirit' already had produced solid accomplishment in the direction of a world settlement. In fact, all we have is the promise inherent in what seemed lo be an altered mood on the part of the Soviet Union. So far the Kremlin has delivered nothing but supercharged friendly atmosphere. The British and other Europeans have been burned again and again in this century of false promises. One would think they might be wary of new pledges until they see them fulfilled. But no, at the first sign of a change in attitude, they drop their guard and take their recently fearsome adversaries as bosom friends. Responsible British and American officals are searching for some way to remind them forcefully that a bear hug can kill. VIEWS OF OTHERS 'Extra Innings' In Football Is the tie football game about to disappear Irom the professional sources? last Sunday the Los Angeles Rams and the New York Giants tested out the "sudden death" rule which the professional teams have set up to prevent ties indivisional play off or championship games. Briefly stated, the rule provides, in the case of a tie score at the end of the regulation playing period, the teams start play again after a three- minute intermission. The new play is started with the loss of a coin In the same manner as a ne* game is started. Play continues for 15 minutes or until one team scores. The first score "even a safety" decides the winners. If there is no score at the end of the first 15 minutes of overtime play, the teams change goals anci continue for another 15-minute period. Thus the game goes on until one team scores. In the Los Angeles—New York game, Los Angeles scored after three and one-half minutes and was declared the victor. This was an exhibition game and indicates nothing for the season ahead. But the results will be studied in the light of the reactions of the fans, player and coaches, and probably this method or some other will be adopted to end ties in football. We may soon be having "extra innings" in professional football as a regular things.—Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. Utilitarian We don't know much about the Filipinos, but judging from a recent event in the islands they must be a practical race. A beauty contest on the island of Panay was directly responsible for the death of 37,000 rats—votes for the beauty queen being cast in rat tails. This combination oi beauty and utility worked a gratifying reduction in'the population of rats infesting the island, to say nothing of squelching in advance any charge of blindness or bias on the part of the judges. The Panay queen and her rivals can look back and having had a hand in something constructive, in addition to giving the populace a thrill.—Montgomery Advertiser. Concerning Ex-Convicts Speaking of crime; The murder and rape that occurred in the Vicksburg park last week ties in already with a former convict. That reminds us that an amazing and alarming number of convicts are detected in recurring crime. We wonder if the parole and pardon system, so loosely followed in Mississippi, is proving as successful as we have sometimes thought. We wonder if these who are responsible for paroles and pardons in our state have Any twinges of misgiving when they read in almost every day's news, that an ex-convict has robbed, murdered or raped an. innocent, victim.—Laurel (.Miss.) Leader-Call. Heated Controversy The Miami Weather Bureau has "confessed" that its temperature readings come from a thermometer atop a 16-story building. But the bureau's spokesman insists that it makes very little difference m the accuracy of their readings. The "man in the street" these days is likely to believe otherwise. As far as he's concerned, any theromeier that's 16 stories above the asphalt and the concrete isn't working for the Weather Bureau. It's working lor the Chamber of Commerce.— Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY When the boss can guarantee he's going to stay tn business, when the boss can guarantee he's going to keep selling more customers more goods, paying more money to more workers, tlion he can start making guarantees (on anntial wages) that are guarantees. — Henry G. Hitter III, president National Association of Manufacturers. # * * With the exception of a few partisans, I don't believe anybody pays any attention to what he lex-President Truman) Is saying. — James C. Hagerty, White House press secretary. * * # To maintain peace In the Pacific nnd East Asia, we must stand together ui comradcs-ln- nims wiih the United Stales. — Japanese Prime Minister Mamoru 8hl«eniiUiti. Automotioo Peter Edson's Washington Column- Top Problems Will Be Tabled At Ikes Educational Meeting WASHINGTON — (NEA^ — Wuh] For the first sessions of each ta- 2000 delegates expected for Presi-j ble, a chairman has been appointed. den Eisenhower's White House Conference on Education, Nov. 29- Dec. 1, there has been general fear that the meeting would be so big' and umvieldly it couldn't accomplish any useful thing-. Its major problem has been how to avoid compounding the present confusion in the U.S. school system. An organization plan has now been worked out, however, which promises to produce some constructive results. This is the work of Conference Chairman Neil H. McElroy. president of Procter & Gamble, Cincinnati; Executive Dl- , rector Clint Pace and the 32 j executive committee members. ' Every one of the 48 states and He will be briefed on conference organization and procedure, to get the ball rolling-. There will be morning, afternoon and evening sessions. Each of the 200 tables of ten will discuss one of six principal subjects already selected, at the same time. After each of the 200 tables has had its discussion, the 200 chairmen will retire. They will in turn be assigned to 20 tables of 10 chair men each, to distill the discussions at the first tables. Then the chairmen of the 20 tables will retire to two tables of ten chairmen each. After futrher discussion, one chairman will be .two selected from each of the seven territories will send a dele-j tables. And these two top co-chair- gation to the White House confer I men will then go lo write the report ence. The minimum delegation is ten members. The larger the state, the larger its delegation, with Illinois having- 73, California 98 and New York 123. All sessions will be held in the big new convention hall of Washington's Sheraton-Park Hotel and its adjacent committee rooms, most of which are on one floor. After the opening ceremony, the conference of 2000 delegates will be broken down into 200 tables of ten members each. This is about as big as any committee ever ought to get. Everyone thus gets to speak his peace. for the plenary sessions of the conference. In the meantime, the original 200 chairmen of the first tables will have returned to their groups for discussions of the second and succeeding questions. At these later meetings, different chairmen will be elected by the table to lead each discussion. Thenj the 20-table and two-table and two co-chairmen routines will be repeated, for the final recommendations. If there are strong differences of opinion on any subject, there will probably be majority and mi- the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. A Mr. B. writes that he has a near relative who has a kind of thyroid trouble in which there is insufficient secretion from that gland. He adds that the condition is dropsical and wants to know whether hormone treatments would be beneficial. The subject raised in this letter is extremely interesting since the cause of failure of the thyroid! gland to secrete its hormone in adequate quantities is not well understood. The condition is comparatively I rare. It sounds as though Mr. B.'s) relative were suffering from a con-1 dition known as myxedema in which the thyroid fails entirely to manufacture its hormone. In this condition (he hair becomes thin, coarse, and loses its sheen. The skin gets thick and dry. The pulse slows and there is "some accumulation of fluids underneath the skin, which 1 presume is the dropsy to which Mr. B. refers. The basal metabolism of a person with myxedema is generally around minus 40. Anemia is almost always present and frequently joint pains are also in evidence. Myxedema is a diagnosis which every doctor likes to make because it is easy to relieve the symptoms. The treatment merely consists In giving just the right amount of thyroid tablets by mouth and. therefore. Mr. B.'s question on the beneficial possibilities of hormone treatments can be answered with a strong "yes." The only disadvantage is that the thyroid tablets have to be taken indefinitely, since they do not cavise [,he thyroid to resume Its normal secretions.' Nevertheless, (he results are remarkable, the treatment Is painless, and not very expensive. A similar condition occurs sometimes in children AS a result of thyroid failure and this produces what Is known ns cretinism. Unless this is Identified curly and proper step* are Ukeo to treat it, a child with cretinism does not grow normally. However, if the diagnosis can be made early enough thyroid ex tract can be given as a substitute for the normal hormone secretion of the thyroid and this generally brings good results. Myxedema and cretinism are the uvo most important varieties ol failure of the thyroid gland to secrete its hormone normally, But sometimes this gland se- certcs an insufficient amount. It is more difficult to diagnose 2nd treat patients when there is complete loss of secretion than it is myxedema or cretinism because the symptoms of the former are likely to be vague. The level of the basal metabolic test is of uncertain diagnostic value and the physicia •. frequently finds it difficult to be sure that the symptoms can be correctly traced to this source. Sometimes, in doubtful instances where the thyroid comes under suspicion, patients are benefited by taking thyroid tablets and sometimes they are not. In myxedema and cretinism, on the other hand, there is 1 no doubt whatever of the value of this kind of medication. nority reports. The six subjects which the conference will consider are these: What 'should our schools accomplish? In what ways can we organize our school systems more efficiently and economically? What are our school building needs? How can we get enough good teachers —and keep them? How can we fiannce our schools—build a*d operate them? How can we obtain a continuing interest in education? In preparation for all this, more than 3800 city and county conferences, 20 regional conferences and 20 state conferences have already been held to discuss these same six questions. More of these local conferences are being scheduled in the next three months. Also, Chairman McElroy has named six special subcommittees of leading educators to put their expert knowledge to work on these six subjects. The subcommittees have prepared papers which have been distributed to state and local conferences to stimulate their thinking, without telling them what to think. The final White House Conference report to the President will be prepared by these subcommittees and the 32-member group at the top under McElroy. This final report will be a distillation of the state and local conferences, the subcommittee papers, and the reports from the 2000- member conference in Washington. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Overcall Bad In Tourney Play By OSWALD JACOBY Written for XEA Service It's hard to censure South for his oVercall of one heart in today's hand. Most good players would make the same bid despite the vulnerability. South was unlucky enough to run into a very bad trump break and a very good defense, so that the loss amounted to 500 points. This would not have been serious at rubber bridge, however, since East-West bad very easy game at no-trump. If South hadn't bid, the opponents COLLISION — What happens when two motorists go after the same pedestrian.—Carlsbad (K.M.) Current-Argus. LITTLE LIZ Some girls ore not ofroid of tnicc. Olhers hove pretty legs. NORTH 437631 WEST A A4 V 10 9 7 A 1 »KQ5 * Kill 3 * 943 + 7652 EAST(D) + J109 * A.M02 * AQJB8 SOUTH *KQ5 VAJ86S3 • 876 North-South vul. Eiri Sooth West North 1 *. 1 * Double Pass Pass Pass Openini lead—V 2 would have bid and made their game, and this would have been worth very nearly 600 points. In tournament play such . slight differences are of the utmost im porlnnce. The East-West game, Including the trick score, was worth only 430 points. A penalty of 600 points against the contract of one heart doubled g*v« a top score to East-Went and k bottom to North-South. West opened the deuce of heart*, and South won with the ace. De- tiarer l«d hto ilngletoa club, hop- Enkine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERS1KNE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent LAS VEGAS, Nsv. — (NBA) — Hollywood in Las Vegas: The bust- up of Rita H.ay worth and Dick Haymes, who were married to loud publicity drums and newsreel camera lights in the Garden Room of the Sands Hotel, has a Las Vegas wit wondering: "Will they make It * 'quiet* divorce with show girls as mourners in the Cop* Room?" MADDER THINGS have happened in Vegas, where "His" and "Hers" slot machines are speeding up the action in all the casinos. They have coin slots for two, one handle and two payoff chutes. Leasing of The Dunes Hotel by set to produce the shows for both plush spots, gave comic Hank Henry a new line: "Now you're a bum H you don't own TWO hotels on the Strip." Vivian Elaine and estranged hubby Manny Frank have put a six- month time limit on their trial separation. "I'm not rushing into a divorce," the perky Adelaide of "Guys and Dolls" fume told me at the Royal Nevada, where the one hour and 40 minute version of the show is a twice nightly attraction. Vivian is dating other guys but insists, "There's no other guy. I'm going to bicje my time. In six months I'll know. There are two sides to every story you know." But if it's, a divorce, Vivian says they will continue as business partners. Prank is her agent and co- produced the show here with Sid Kuller. HELEN GRAYCO'S solo singing date in Vegas soon isn't a complete career split with hubby Spike Jones. She'll continue night club engagements with the City Slickers but will sing with house band*. Her new warbling style, H click on the same bill with Spike's musical insanities at the Riviera, is in the Lena Home league. She's following up her record hit, "Teach Me Tonight.", with "What Do You See In Her?" Spike's version of TV's "Hit Parade" busts the applause meters. Herb Shriner's "This Is My Life" narration of old movie film is a- show stopper al The New Frontier.- Ditio the warbling of Skylarks in Sammy Lewis' latest production there. IT'S ANOTHER FILM in Rome for Robert Alda when "Guys and Dolls" closes. Gina Lollobrigida was the last doll in Bob's arms in her movie. "The World's Most Beautiful Woman," but darned if he can expain, after a year in Hay, the exact reason for the rising fame of Italian glamor queens. "I guess,'' he grinned, "It's he- cause they have a different outlook and each one has a few mor« Inches." He was the romantic heavy opposite Gina and in their first lov* scenes together he says she broke up the company by saying: "This is very difficult for me. I just can't find Bvb uiilikeable." Twenty-six "Secret File, U.S.A.'* telefilms starring Bob are making the rounds of home screens but h« says there are no plans for future episodes. He's considering an offer for another series. "Soldier of Fortune." lo be filmed on location in Europe. The Vegas hotel-building spree, it's said, is on ihin ice and there will be some fancy bargains oi blueprints and foundations this winter when the summer tourist season ends. But Herb Shriner still gets a howl from his closing line: "I have io (to now and move my car. They're solnff to build a hotel where it's parked." ing to get n few ruffing tricks. Unfortunately for him, the opponents saw the plot and avoided further club leads. East won the first round of clubs with the eight and shifted to diamonds. The defenders managed to cash three rounds of diamonds and then East led 'the Jack of spades. South covered with the queen, and West won with the ace and returned the suit.' South took the king of spades and got out with a spade to East's' ten. East now led his last diamond, and South ruffed with the five of hearts. West overruffed with the seven of hearts and led his remaining club. South ruffed with the three 01 hearts ftnti wisely returned Q low trump. West had to Jiep up with the nine of hearts to win the trick nnd then had to return a trump from the. 10-4 up to declarer's J-8. South thus won the last two tricks nnd held the loss to 500 points. South deserved credit for playing the hand well, but his score for the hand was very round and very small! Q—The bidding has been: North Rail South We* 2 Hearts Pass ? You. South, hold: AQ74 V52 4KJ6I Alt C J 1 What do you do"* A—Bid three no-trump. Thtf jump response shows about 8 to 10 points, with two or three small cards in partner's suit. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 451 »74 »AK7«J1 What do you do? Aniwcr Tomorrow SHORT TAKES: Eva Oabor insists she's in Hollywood to rest and talfc about future movie roles, but pals insist it's because she and Ty Power want their romance to be an uninterrupted melody. Ty'* pal. Bill Gallagher, met her when she arrived at the L.A. airport . . . Peggy King and George Gobel's company each gave in a little on the salary question—the reason she finally signed up with him for the new TV season. But the loot is still fit for a king. Alec Guinness, unhappy with some of his recent movies, reverta to the type, of comedy that made him U.S. box office in his new film. "The Ladykillers," now shooting in London. A white-haired old lady foils a band of crooks in their attempt to rob the Bank of England. The "old lady" Is Guinne.<* in • wig and protruding false teeth. ' 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Woodson have purchased the recently erected residence al 1300 Chickasaabn. The building which was the liom« of Cobb Funeral Home here for many years was purchased by H. H. Highfill and the Valley Credit Association. This building is located on North Second Street. A daughter was born to the Rev. and Mrs. James Overholser at Blytheville Hospital. Mrs. Ralph L. Douglas of Luxora, was named superintendent of the Mississippi County Baptist Missionary Union when the group met for an ail day session yesterday at Luxora. Mrs. O. W. McCutchen. new member of the Delphian Pine Art* group, was honored with a luncheon at Hotel Noble Tuesday This wax the first meeting for the coming year. * SOME automobile drivers. b.T reckless driving, succeed in making their cars last a lifetime. — Elberton (Ga.) Star. Good Sports Answtr to Proviou* Puiil* I Battledore and shuttlecock 4 Treaties i Russian mountains 6 Used in weight throwing 7 Saint! (ab.) 8 Light boat ACROSS 1 Tennis stroke 4 Football shoulder 8 Set of rules 12 High note in Guide's scalt 13 Landed „ „. 14 Hebrew month 9 Advantages 15 Red Sox in Venture baseball star, ll Agei Williams 17 Disputed 16 Unbclieved 19 Essential oil prophetesi 23 Contests o( lITCorporeal speed 20 Flowers 24 Finest 11 Pronoun 35 Preposition 32 Impel K Feminine 24 Baseball hH appellation 16 Brother of Jacob (Bib.) 17 Tennis match 30 Involve 32 Waxy ointment II Rages 95 Dropsies M Weight measure 17 Pastries It Threw 40 Witched 41 Animal hair 42 Comicil 4!Traveler 4» Forgiving 91 Sailor 52 Tint man 53 Russian city 84 Exist. 55 Simple M Lilra 17 Negative vote DOWN I Permits I* 27 Helpful stranger 28 Greek letters 29 Try SlPushei forward 33 Happen again 38 Total 40 Mud 41 Wood and coal 50 Turf 42 Apothecaries' weigfit 43 Advise 44 Persian poet 46 Baking chamber in a; stove 47 Girl.'s name 48 Playing card sr r

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