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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHiriLLI (ARK.) COTJUIEll HBWI SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 19M TH1 BLYTKEVILLI COURIER KIWS TUB COURIER KBWI OO. H W EAINBS. Publlther EARRT A. RAINES, Editor, Assistant PttWIiher PAUL D. HUMAN. Adrertitint Manager •ott Nations! Adrertitin* Repretentati««: Wallaee Witmer Co.. New Turk, Ch!c*«o, Detrott, Atlanta. Memphis. ^ _ tntered u second claw matter >t the post- office »t Blytheville, Ark»ns«, under »ct at Con- trees. October >. 1817. _ Member oC The Associated Pre»» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city of Blytheville or any »uburb»n town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. BT maU, within . radius of SO mile*, W.50 per Tear $3 50 for six months, 12.00 for three months; by mail outelde 50 mile «ne, $15.50 per year payable in advance. ^^^ MEDITATIONS For tbk cause we sta», since the *ay we keard It, de not ce»M to pray lot you, and to •mire that ye rnitht be filled with the knowledge tf his wffl to all wisdom and spiritual MBder- atendinr. — Colesslans l:t. * * * For earthly blessings, moderate be thy prayer, and qualified; for light, for strength, for grace, unbounded thy petition. - Hannah Moore. BARBS What the average wife aayi goes, according to a pastor. We agree, il she's taking about money. * * * Ifi HIT to let »«ed to a financial upset «Xler y*t tet u>ed to jour new circle at friend*. * * • * A statistician sayt that only 2 per cent of the people can really sing. Will someone please try and convince the other 98 per cent they can't? # * * Silence maj be golden, but not to th« person who Ml* deeerTM a pat on the back. * * * •very time congressmen return from a vacation they have to go back to work'with their relatives. End of a Dictator The f»ll of Argentina's petty dictator, Peron, is an event to be hailed by free men everywhere, but it surely does not mean that freedom is now triumphant «i that country. One needs but to look about at the military autocracies which mark so many Latin-American governments to realize that democracy does not flourish sasily in that soil. Dr. Alberto Ginzg Paz, former publisher of th« great Buenos Aires newspaper, La Prensa, which Peron confiscated, said the dictator's downfall suggests that "Freedom always win the last battle." As a measure of the situation right now, this is perhaps more a hope than anything else. The immediate prospect is for some kind of military junta to rule Argentina in Peron's place. And it must be remembered that he rose to solitary power out of any earlier junta of just this sort. Nevertheless, after ail caution is voiced over what the future portends, Peron's ouster must be welcomed as i potential benefit to the citizens of Argentina and all liberty-loving folk. For nearly a decade this man strutted on the Latin-American scene, aping as much as he could the powerful dictators of Europe. He had the backing of the armed forces, and with his late wife's clever political assistance he gained what appeared to be wide suport among rank- and-file workers. But many shrewd observers noted that sooner or later he would overreach himself and be toppled. Too little is yet known of the full reasons why he has now fallen, but it seems clear that his ill-conceived attack this year on the Roman Catholic Church was one major factor. Some 95 per cent of Argentina's population is Catholic, and his assault met with violent resist• ance. This turmoil served, in fact, as excuse for revolutionaries in the armed forces to launch their earlier unsuccessful rebellion of June 16. Some experts believe Peron would not have tumbled so easily, in the end, had he not lost support almost everywhere in his country. They charge that his vaunted labor backing from tht "Shirtless Ones" was by this time largely a false front. Repeated, evidences of discontent within th* armed forces lends credence to this view. Whatever the truth, he i*. gone »nd we may all rejoice. Argentina now had * chance to assume leadership in Latin America and win th* regard of the fret world by getting out on a truly democratic course. It could 'offer no better proof of intent than to restore the fret voice of La Pr«nu, for so long on« of the b«Moni of lit*rtf in tin worW. VIEWS OF OTHERS Installment Plan . Education? In thli day and time when the Installment plan pays for everything from automobile* down, we wonder why lump sum payments are usually the rule in buying education. Most colleges expect their tuition and other academic fees paid in advance at the beginning of each semester. This demand has flustered many a parent and young person who was trying to work his way through school. The New York Times reports that 400 universities, colleges and preparatory schools across the country have put schooling on a pay-as-you- go basis, making payments smaller and scattering them out over the whole year. We do not see why something along this line could not be worked out down this way. We" realize that the plan presents problems to the institution. They must have money to operate on and might have to borrow in anticipation of delayed student prepayments. This would justify a small interest charge on the delayed payments. Nevertheless most businesses thrive on the installment plan. Parents who are struggling to send their children to college would undoubtedly be classified as preferred risks. We apprehend that bad debts would be few and far between. Of course, we know that some North Carolina colleges make loans to worthy students and otherwise extend credit but why not place all students on the same basis as far as paying for schooling goes and allow all of them to pay by the week or month? Education is a pearl of great price and people should be allowed to .pay for it as they do other valuable merchandise. - — Shelby (N. C.) Daily Star. Stern Code Needed A writer in the Open Forum a few days ago took aim and fired off a volley against the new code of conduct for American soldiers drawn up by a committee of military men and approved by President Eisenhower. We diagree with him. Now it may be, as some claim, that the new code for prisoners of war is not adequate to handle situations lik,e that in Korea when U. 8. soldiers were brainwashed and tortured. That remains to be seen. But surely there is nothing wrong with sternly admonishing the American fighting man that if captured he may give the enemy only his name, rank and serial number. That is traditional in the American Army. We fail to see anything wrong in telling the combat soldier that he may surrender only when all means of resisting have been exhausted; or that officers and non-commissioned officers may turn over those they command only when there is nothing else to do. It appears that some stern moral bucking up should have been done to a number of American soldiers before they went into combat in Korea. Perhaps if such a code as the new rules approved by Mr. Eisenhower had been dinned into the ears of U. 8. soldiers fighting in Korea, the nation would not have had to face the disgrace of turn-coats, "progressives" and others who went over to the enemy while prisoners. War is a harsh business in which men die horrible deaths in great masses. If a man can face death every day on the battlefield, there is no reason why he can't face death and torture as a POW just as bravely, if properly prepared morally. That, we think, is the basis of the new code of conduct, — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. Coy and Dainty For various and sundry reasons the present system of designating hurricanes by coy and dainty girls' names strikes us as the acme of inadequacy. As those of us know who have had brushes with these evil-starred manifestations of nature's ire there's not the least thing about them that is coy or dainty. They're rough, tough customers. Why then not give them rough, tough names In keeping with their character? The next blow is scheduled to be named Flora. Such a cognomen to us poses the picture of a demure little brown-haried creature whose chief excitement in life consists of making daisy chains . . . And as for such other names as Connie and Diane and the like! Such sounds like a New York chorus line or the roll of a girls' Sunday School class . . . — Savannah (Ga.) Morning News. SO THEY SAY I think the educational years may have to be lengthened in view of the complications (of modern living), — President Eisenhower, ¥ ' * * AH you are allowed to see (in Russia) is the past, not the present. You ask to see something practical and they take you to another museum. — Rep. John J. Rhodes (R-Ariz) returns from Russian visit. . * * * We hear drums beating about surpluses. We have big surpluses now at the expense of one- third to one-half of our top soil. Unless something is done to conserve our soil, we'll hear other weird noises in the futtirt — the rattling bones of starvation. — Farmer Henry Snow, Kasson, Minn., whose farm was sight of 1953 Nationnl Plowing Contest. » * * To change Vhe capitalistic system in this country would be a tragedy. I for one don't w«nt a dictatorship In America by Labor or anyoria else. — AFL President George L. Meany, on coming AFL-CIO merger. ¥ ¥ * The division of Germany Is abnormal; it it ftgMnRt God-given and human right and against laturt. — Wett German Chancellor Adenauer. Phony Front -», NEA Sttrice, Inc.« Peter Sdson's Washington Column — Republicans Desperately Seeking For a Farm Plan All Their Own WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A plan to have the U.S. government pay American farmers to put some of their land in noncash crops is now under study in Department of Agriculture. Main objective of the plan is of course to cut down on the production of constantly rising U.S. farm surpluses. A sample calculation to show how such a plan is given as follows: Farmers might be paid $10 an acre to put up to 10 per cent of their land under cultivation in noncash crops, like grass. This would cost the government an estimated 350 million dollars a year. This sum is what the government now spends to store unmarketable surplus crops produced under the present price-support plan. An acreage withdrawal plan of this nature, though not on the above precise figures, is now scheduled for consideration by the top secret National Agricultural Advisory Commission, headed by Dean Wil-, liam I. Myers of Cornell, when it meets in Washington Sept. 22-23. In its somewhat desperate search for a new Republican farm plan that will bolster the agricultural economy, the policy makers are faced with the need to develop something that won't be reminiscent of previous Democratic plans. Any names or phrases that smack remotely of subsidy, control, regimentation of farmers, soil conservation payments or the "Brannan plan" have to be avoided. When the new word hunt is all over, however, the fact remains that the 350 million acres of U.S. farmland now under cultivation are producing surpluses for which there is no market. Experts say that even if 10 per cent of this land were taken out of cultivation, modern U.S. farming methods could still produce more than enough. In past acreage allotments to reduce the amount of land planted in the principal surplus crops— wheat, corn and cotton—there has been some fear that new surpluses of substitute crops—like soybeans or grain sorghums—might be created. < This has forced the farm planners to come up with their new suggestion that any land taken out of production should be put in non- cash crops. This would mean a requirement that the land be put in crops that would build up the fertility of the soil for future use when needed. Since fanners can't make any money by planting their land in noncash crops, it has followed naturally that they will have to get some kind of payment for keeping their land out of cash crop production. The bare idea of paying farmers for not producing anything is of course reminiscent of the original Agricultural Adjustment Administration—the old Triple A of New the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. It has been pointed out in these columns, on many occasions, that rheumatic fever in children is not only a serious disease at the time It hits, but is also one of the most important causes of heart disease in ..later life, Although there are still many many gaps in our knowledge of rheumatic fever, great progress has been made and all of us should join in the campaign being conducted by the American Heart Association to "stop rheumatic fever." Rheumatic fever is a disease which may involve almost any part of me body but shows a particular liking for the joints, heart and blood vessels. Although the exact cause remains unknown, an attack of rheumatic fever usually follows an infection with a germ of the streptococcus family. Tonsillitis, streptococal sore throat and scarlet fever are among these streptococcus diseases which are so often followed, usually in two to four weeks, by rheumatic fever, It seems that rheumatic fever itself is not contagious, but the streptococcal infections, or at least some of them, like sore throat, are highly contagious. For this reason, many bouts of rheumatic fever can be prevented by attacking the streptococcal infections which come first and by interfering with their spread from person to person. Needless to say, this attack on itreptococcal infection must be carried out with particular vigor on those who have had one attack of rheumatic fever. Although a person may escape heart damage from the first attack, repented bouts of the disease nrc more and more likely to injure the heart or other organs. In the attack on the "strep" infections penicillin and other Antibiotics have proved exceedingly effective, These are weapons which •re Rimed primarily not at, the rheumatic fever ILself, but at those Infections which precede Uw at- tack. Now there are long-lasting penicillin preparations which can be given with a considerable degree of success and Which reduce the number of streptococcal Infections in the whole community, thus cutting down on the numbers who acquire rheumatic fever. Not long ago a check list for parents was prepared to alert them to the possible presence of "strep" Infections which might foreshadow the appearance of rheumatic fever. These seven points are: Did the sore throat come on suddenly? Does the youngster complain that his throat hurts when he swallows? Does it hurt below the angle of the jaw when you press there gently? Are the glands swollen? Does the youngster have a fever? Does the child complain of headache? Is the youngster nauseated and has he vomited? Finally, has the child been In contact with anyone who has had scarlet fever or s sore throat? AIR FORCE officials note that expectant fathers in uniform develop strange medical and behavior patterns. In case the brass doesn't know, the symptoms become most severe when the stork starts to call the tower, — Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. With oil th« building going on, ft looks like th* eonrrocrfng buti- nets is expondino. « ut .. Deal days when they "plowed under the little pigs." This makes the acreage withdrawal plan politically 'dangerous for the Republicans. But they are also up against the situation that present farm policies aren't doing what they're supposed to do. And anything that will work . may have tc be accepted, regardless of where the idea came from. It is surprising to find that many of former Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace's early statements on farm, policy are now being dusted off and looked over. One of Wallace's pet topics was "The Ever-Normal Granary.'' One of the fathers of the price support system, Wallace planned for the creation ol reserves in good crop years to carry the country over in lean years. He foresaw the difficulties of making support prices too high, and building up reserves that would be too big. He therefore talked about reserves below ground as well as above ground. . The below ground reserves were the building up of fertility in the soil, by sound conservation methods, so .as to store this resource where it could be tapped when needed. In its essence, the new plan for acreage withdrawal now being considered is said to be not too far different from the "ever-normal granary belo-' ground" concept of Wallace. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Wrong Lead Permits Slam By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Anybody can see what went wrong with the defense in today's hand. If West had led hearts, the defenders would have taken the first three tricks. As it was, 'South made all thirteen tricks. The actual play requires little comment. South won the first WEST *Q«74 V AQ7 » J1095J 410 NORTH AA953 V962 «AK8< + A7 EAST 4KJ 1082 • 762 SOUTH (D) A None VI014 + KQJ9IS43Z lull-West vul. South Wat North Cast, 54 Paw «* Paw Past Pass Opening trick In his hand with the queen of diamonds. He next took the king and ace of clubs, aftei which it Wat safe to discard the /three hearts on dummy'* three top cards. The bidding and the proper defense need a few more words. The opening bid of five clubs was reasonable enough, showing n hand that would take about eight tricks on offense and perlupi not a tingle trick on defense. North knew that his hand would provide four tricks and that South had about eight tricks. The total was enough for slam If South had a alngleton heart or U the opponents failed to lead hearts. Norli knew (tut h« wu gambling, Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Hollywood and Grapevine: "It'» a divorce" for television's George and Alice Gobel (Jeff Donnell) and I have a sneaking suspicion his click as a gay bachelor in his first movie, "Th» Birds and the Bees," cued the iwprtoinc split. A month «4JO a spokesman for George assured me Jeff would be back as Alice this season. Two weeks ago NBC even sent Jeff to Fresno, Calif., to-take a personal appearance bow u "Alice Oobel." • Now Jeff's been told she won't be needed and the word Is out that Gobel'l writers want to "avoid a trite situation comedy idea by u«- tal a wife." AN INDEPENDENT MOVIE about dope addiction, "One Way Ticket to Hell," will be released next month without the industry aeal of approval Otto preminger is seeking for a similar project, "Man With the Golden Arm." Bam Price, ex-husband of Anne Francis, produced the film with a cast of unknowns after narcotic research at UCLA. "I didn't even try for an industry seal," Price told me, "because I knew it was hopeless. But the film has been passed by the National Board of Review. 1 ' t THIS IS HOLLYWOOD, Mrs. Jones: Publicity dept. release: 'Mamie Van Doren's poodle, a wedding gift from Ray Anthony, is being dyed aqua to match her convertible." Understatement of the year by Susan Hayward in a Photoplay Magazine roundup of "The Man I Marry." Susan's quoted al saying:: 'The man 1 marry will not be an actor. I don't get alont with them to« well." Haven't Gregory Peck and Veronique Passani made arrangements to wed on New .Year's Eve—day after his divorce is final? . . . Paul Douglas will be racing the stork to Hollywood when he winds up. in "The Gamma People' 1 in Austria. He's due for a fast night to Jan but it was a very reasonable gamble. A point to remember about this sort of gambling is that South can't even make five clubs against a heart opening lead. Hence North is not giving up a sure profit when he risks the slam bid. If the hand win make either ten or twelve tricks, there is no particular advantage in bidding for precisely eleven tricks. West's opening diamond lead might have been eminently proper and sound against a carefully and scientifically bid slam. You make a sound lead against a sound slnm. But it should have been obvious that the opponents were shooting at the moon. Against that kind of slam contract you lead an ace in the hope of taking two tricks before surrendering the lead to declarer. If West had opened the ace of hearts, East would have signaled with the iack, and a heart continuation would have set the contract. Q—The bidding has been: IV'nt North Ext Sgu»l» 1 Heart . 1 Spade Past' ? You. South, hold: 4K85J VQ754 »K7J *A4 What do you do? A—Bid three spade*. Since this bid It cot foreint, your partner will put If h* had a rerr wuk overall. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the lame as in .ht Question just answered. You, South, hold: »K8S3 ¥7541 «EQJ + A 4 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Sterling's side. . . . The first three chapters and an outline o( Rudy Vallee's autobiography hive gone to his publisher. George Fra»Ier is editing Budy'i 100,000 wordi about himself. Not In (he script: "A cocktail part)'," says Marlon Marlowe, "!• where Ihere'i more Ice IB the conversation than In the drinks." THE WITNET: Robin Raymond about the romance of an .aging movie queen and a very young Broadway actor: "I wouldn't think of accusing her of cradle-snatching, but I hear he has a run-of-tht- PLAYPBN contract." Benny Goodman apparently wasn't the type to play himself 1> •'The Benny Goodman Story." Universai-Iniernatonal cancelled, a prologue that was to have featur- eci Benny as himself. The King of Swing characterization now Is left to three actors—David Kasday as Benny at the age of 10; Barry Truex during the teens and Steve Allen from that point on. JOHN WAYNE, who reportedly nixed $1,000.000 for a TV deal, appears on the Oct. 10 "I Love Lucy" show. They offered him 55 million —viewers, that Is. ... Ed Gardner's paging Pali! Page lor the ir.genue warbling role In his Broadway-bound 'The Petunia Peddler." . . . Pat Marshall, who replaced Janis Paige in "The Pajama Game" on Broadway, will test for the movie version. .. . F ding that Gary Cooper "melted off 15 pounds in three days" while rehearsing for his role in "Friendly Persuasion, 1 ', a Holly- woodsman nipped: "I don't believe it. The only way Gary would lose IS pounda would be to drop his wallet." EAR WITNESS: Dorothy Shay learned about sailboatirig at Lake Tahoe from Vern Drew, the New York shipping executive. . . . Russell Hype's "One Touch of Venus" spectacular on TV landed him two more hour-long video musicals. There's also talk of a movie for Nype, who was miscast by MOM In his first flicker after he scored on Broadway with Ethel Merman in "Call Me Madam." Jeff Morrow, who's .starring in "The Creature Walks Among Us,' 1 calls the picture the screen'i first •"walkie-talkie." Top "honors" at the latest film festival in Venice were won by British actress Dinna Dors decorating a gondola in a mink Bikini. Doesn't anyone look at the films at a film festival? 15 Years Ago In 0/>t/icri//c The City fire department was asked Monday night to sprinkle the football field which has been unusually dusty. The request wai Immediately granted and after fl- bout two hours of watering, the rains started. Lloyd Ward, who is attending Washington and Lee University Lexington, Va.. hns pledged to Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. Lloyd also plays the trombone In the University band. Ten members of the Bltyheville Chapter of the Delta Delta Delta Club met last night at the home of Mrs. W. A. Afflick. Mrs. C. W. Wroten read the consitutlon and it was accepted. The next meeting will be Oct. 25 with Mrs. Hermon Carlton. Mrs. Don Sutherland sang "Slumber Boat" to James Michael Terry, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. James Terry. The meeting closed with Mrs. Paul Tlpton singing "God Bles« America" as she unfolded the American flage. 27th U.S. President Answer to rVeviqu* Puill* ACROSS 127th U.S. President, William Howard 57 Paper measure 58 Hurl 59 Cognizance 60 Light brownt DOWN 5 His father was 1 Ripped Secretary of 2 Greek lod of war 3 Monotonous 4 Indian tents -under President Grant 8 He was born in Cincinnati - macaw 12 Shield tuaring 7 Keeper 13 Native metal 8 Commands 14 Tear asunder 15 Harvest 16 Rodent 17 Land title 18 Venerati 20 Anointa 5 Angler's, bait 25 Unclothed 6 Brazilian 26 Grafted (her. 27 Roman poet 28 Presi 19 Filth 30 Epic poem 32 Anteater 9 Part of the foot 10 Arrow poison 38 Bodices 11 Chancel .39 Fruit drink 19 Compait point 40 Possessive 21 Born pronoun 22 Abitracl btingH Verbal 41 DitclcM 23 Noun lufllx 24 Fat 27 Not both lidei (two wordf) 31 Operated *2 Haill 11 Ten 14 Wil* ISVtoitllaU UTahitian god !7Oppottd to windward 44C1UM 41 Augment 43 Pronoun 44 Supreme commander of Soviet armed forces 47 Descried II Drinks mid* with malt J2 Entire 94 Gudrun's huiband (mjrth.) 83 Bird 'i horn* MCentl train 43 His wife .wsi .) Herroa Tad 44 German metaphy: •.* 45 Bread fpre;,^ 46 Promontory 41 Gcnut ol willows 49 Ardor 50 Obscures 53 Lixivium V V

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