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PAGE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS • TUB COURIER NEWS CO. • H. W HAINBS, Publisher BARRY A. RAINES, Bditer. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York. Chlcno, Detroit. Atlanta, uerophis. ";Entered ai second class matter »« the pori- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress. October •, 1*17. ___^_^_ Member of The AssociatedPrMS SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ' By c»rrler in the city of Bljherille or any suburban town where carrier serrice is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within » rtdius of SO miles, 16.50 per year. »3.50 for six months, 12.00 for three monthts; bj mill outside 60 mile lone. I12.M per jtu payable In advance. MEDITATIONS So 'is the man that deceiveth his neighbour, and saith, Am not I in sport?—Prov. 2S:19. * * * Cheats easily believe others as bad as themselves; there is no deceiving them, nor do they long deceive.—La Bruyere. BARBS It seems like they're taking a big risk when they make Christmas ties almost the same shape as a shoe polishing rag. * * * The number of women who admit they'd like to marry for money indicates that the mighty dol- lar'is stronger than cupid's dart. '*'''*'* A 'good orchestra at a dance costs almost as much, as the rouge, hairdos and dresses the girls wear for the occasion. ..#.** x We'd really have highway safety if drivers' , licenses were refused to all of the "other fellows." : :'.'••'. : * * * ' Keep an auto well oiled and it makes less noise. • This is not true, however, with the driver. Those Islands Still There It is.almost a year since the great , excitement began over the offshore :' Chinese islands of Matsu'and Quemoy. ', : Perhaps many of us. s tend to forget that though they are no longer catching headlines the problems they raise have not been solved. We might usefully re-examine the status and condition of these controversial islands today. The Chinese Communists, who months ago ceased their loud public : clamor for possession of Matsu and Quemoy, have never for an instant stopped preparations for a military effort to seize them. Particularly have the.Keds continued their air build-up on the mainland opposite the islands. A ring of air strips in this area is virtually complete now, though ground transport lines needed to supply these bases are unlikely to be finished before spring. From these fields the Communist Chinese could be over Quemoy and Matsu in a matter of minutes, and the big Chinese Nationalist bastion of Formosa would be within comfortable range. For their part, the Nationalists have not been idle either-, Chiang. Kai-shek has beefed up the tiny islands'" defenses with more of his best troops. His capicity for aid retaliation, with planes based on Formosa 100 miles offshore, may be somewhat enlarged. Yet the military experts_seem to believe that the net of all this is that the Chinese Reds will surely have tke power by spring — if not before — to conquer Matsu and Quemoy. This assumes, of course, that the United States does not join in their defense. Should an attack be launched by the Communists, there naturally would be great pressure from Chiang for U.S. participation. Some strong political elements in this country would add their weight. But, as earlier, none of our allies in either Europe or Asia would approve this move or assist us in making it. We would be all alone. : Thus, in the political sphere, the problem is little changed. The United States appears no nearer than last spring to deciding whether it should try to get .or take its chances that no attack will be Chiang to abandon Quemoy or Matsu, made. If it should urge the islands' abandonment with success, this country would help to speed greatly the now slow 'deterioration of Chiang's position. If it > simply sits around and waits, it runs the risk of bein» caught between the major trouble in the Pacific. Militarily, the two principal potential .combatants are more ready for fighting•' ,th«m they were when Matsu »nd Quemoy <'' 'hold the headlines. Politically, the United 'States evidently » state of suspend. *d imimation over an issue'that is loaded VlrtOi petit When will w« decide? I VIEWS OF OTHERS Scientific Housework Science plays a big role on the American scene today. An Idea of Its broadening sphere is in the claim of a Jackson housewife that the "scientific approach" solves many of the woes of keeping up a home. At a public health symposium list week, Mrs. John SomerviUe, wife of the State Times' cartoonist, came up with the "energy curve" as one example of her use of science In mastering household chores. To determine her daily schedule, Mrs. Somer- viUe decided the hours at which she had the most git-up-and-git. As it turned out, she found the peak to be around 9 and 10 ajn. Therefore, the Jobs she likes least and the heaviest burdens are tackled in those hours. By the same token, the tasks she prefers most are undertaken at the lesser-energy hours. Another bit of advice, stemming from anatomical fact, was to "stand, not stoop, and sit when you can." This delays fatigue, Mrs. Somer- vllle said. These suggestions sound practicable, and husband John vouches for their workability at home. "This scientific approach means things get done pretty good around the house," says cartoonist SomerviUe, Since Mrs. Somerville's discussion before the health group, we understand she's been called on as sort of an advisor to the "forelorn" among Jackson housewives. Her approach to housework, it seems, might be beneficial if applied to the business world. Proper scheduling of tasks to tike advantage of the "energy curve" could possibly mean the difference between profit and loss.—Jackson (Miss.) State Times. Controversial Movie Censorship of motion pictures is once again being debated. The latest controversial movje is "The Man With the Golden Arm," scheduled to open Thursday in New York City. The central character In the film is a drug addict. New .York State censors on Dec. 8 licensed the picture for showing, although the state code, as amended by the 1954 legislature, bans any film which "advocates or teaches the use of narcotics or habit- forming durgs." On Dec. 6 the board of directors of the self- policing ' Motion Picture. Association of America upheld a ruling of the Association's Production Code Administration denying the film a seal of approval. After that, United Artists Corporation, which distributes the otto Preminger production, pulled out of the MPAA. This dispute serves to recall that the Catholic bishops in the United states on Nov. 22 called for a new crusade against objectionable movies. It would be conducted through a revitallzation of the National Legion of Decency reviewed 327 features in 1954-55, giving more than one-third of them ratings of "B" (morrally objectionable for all.) In 1940, It was pointed out, less than 10 per cent of the total reviewed had been rated "B". In explanation, Variety placed the blame for the rise in "B" ratings on the excessive brutality of films in recent years. Such pictures, as well as the one dealing with the drug addict, shdw the need for a more effective method of self policing in the motion picture industry.—Asheville (N. C.- Citizen. A Laughing Matter A man in Hollywood, Calif., is suing a night club for $22,000 damages for a back injury sustained when he laughed so hard at one of the floor ohcv.'s that the chair in ^V'hioh lie was silting collapsed. "" A comedian is supposed to "lay them in the aisles." One listens to a joke at one's own peril. And the right of comedians "to kill the people" should not be abridged. As a philosopher has put it, "by means of laughter absolute monarchs have been controlled upon their thrones, demagogues have been checked in their careers, and even Demos himself has been made to laugh at his own follies till he was almost shamed into good sense." This lawsuit should be laughed out of court. . — Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY Some of these actions (by the Ford-endowed Fund for the Republic) . . . have been dubious in character and Inevitably have led to charges of poor judgment. — Henry Ford n, president of Ford Motor Co. * * * In the long run the issue between communism and democracy Is going to be finally settled not In the counsels of diplomats or heads of government, but in the minds and hearts — yes, and the stomachs — of the ordinary working people of the world. — Adlai Stevenson. * * * A recent survey indicates that from 250,000 to 400,000 high school students in our country are learning mathematics from teachers not trained to teach it. — Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis L. Strauss in warning that Russia Is winning "the cold war of the classrooms." # * * More crocodile t"ars were shed (In 1»33) about the sweet little pigs than about any animal In history. It happens'that the city public looks on the pig as a merry little ^creature who goes tripping along singing, "Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?" living to ripe old age as a household pet. — Henry A. Wallace, former secretary of agriculture. # * * If my friends In Georgia desire to return me to the Senate next year, I hope It will be my iaat term. — Sen. Walter r. Oeorg* (D-Oa). BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS Boom and Bust WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4,. 1956 By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Stiff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Hollywood's best quotes of 1955. SHEREE NORTH explaining her shake, rattle and roll dancing: "They're not really bump* and grinds. I'm Just nervous." FLORIAN ZaBACH. about bop music: "It's Just Stravinsky played on an empty stomach." GIQ YOUNG, reminiscing about one of his girl friends: "I got so tired of kissing her_I could aardly keep my eyts closed." JIMMY STEWART, about hU "research" for the role of a doctor •The Man Who Knew Too Much: "I waUhed three Medic shows on TV MCA fcfTiw. WCc Peter tdion't Washington Column — The Big Tests of U. N. Session Are Coming in Next Few Month WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Actions of the United Nations General Assembly's tenth session, just adjourned in New York, will get their real test*, within the next few months. First will come, the 12-nation conference In Washington, beginning Jan. 23. It will make plans for a new UJJ. specialized agency to promote' and control world development of atomic energy for peaceful purposes. A draft charter will be written for submission to tl.e next General Assembly which meets in September, 1966. Tlie plan is to create a new "Atomic Energy Organization" — AEO. It would operate something like the present World Health, Civil Aviation, Food and Agriculture Organizations, or the Economic and Social Council. The Russian bloc wants to have this AEO set up under the Scurity Council. This would make it subject to Russian veto control. But the United States and most other nations want international atomic energy development as an independent organization, like World Bank, reporting only to the General Assembly. A second big test of this year's U.N. work will begin in February when the live-nation Disarmament Committee meets again In New York. It will have before It the resolution, passd by a 56-to-7 vote, endorsing President Eisenhower's The resolution also includes for consideration Premier Bulganln's proposals for reduction of armaments. So it is belived there is more chance lor action' on arms limitation than heretofore. The U.S. Air Force display of high altitude aerial photography at the U.N. is credited with exterting great influence on the delegates. It . convinced many that the Eisenhower plan was practical and that it should be put into effect. A third U.N. test Is related to both atomic energy and disarmament. It will come from a 15-na- tio'n committee meeting early In 1956. Its assignment l£ to plan for the distribution of information on atomic bon-.b fall-oat, for the protection of ci"i!ian populations. . In spite of several apparent setbacks on some of the key international disputes, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State Francis O. Wilcox, in charge of United Nations affairs, is optimistic over the results of the tenth General Assembly. The bottleneck on admission of new members was finally broken by thi package deal to take in 16 new members. There is still much misunderstanding of the U.S. position on this vote. But it Is explained as consistent with an American 'pbl icy lint established by the late Sen. Arthur Vandenberg's resolu tion of 1948." . This declared opposition to- the use of the veto to bar any country from U.K. membership. The H.S has persuaded a number of other countries to follow this policy. As a result, only Russia and Nation alist China cast vetoes this' year On the admission of Communls 1 satellites, the U.S. didn't veto. Increasing membership to 76 na tions, however,' makes necessary a reorganization of all U.N.' agencies including enlargement of the 11 nation Security Council." This means eventual revision of the U.N. Charter. The. General Assembly's 43-to-6 vote, with nine countries abstain ing, set 1957 rs the. year for show down on charter review. But the Issue is likely to come up for debate next year. Admission of new members, b; the way, may lead to reduction of Uie. U. a.. Share of U. N. flnancia support. U.N. refusal to take up the troublesome situations In Algeria Cyprus and South Africa is taken as~a good sign. It showed to man? critics that the U.N. was not con cerned with Internal dispute* o any country. In other words, 1 showed that the U.N. Is not drift ing towards world government. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service "Please discuss the seven-year itch. This is indeed well-named," writes E. L. "For two years now I have battled it with every known cure, but to no avail. I still scratch." This must re a most annoying experience. I don't know what is meant by "every known cure since there are several good treatments available. If the writer has really tried "all" of them it Is possible she has a secondary Infection from the .constant scratching, which, explains why her trouble has lasted so long. The right name for the seven- year itch is scabies, which is derived from the tiny insect which causes it—sarcoptes scabiei. How the name, "seven-year itch," came to be used is unknown to me, but it Is probably because the condition goes on for so long if .t isn t treated. Anyway, this little Insect burrows into the skin and causes terrific irritation and itching, furthermore, the :tch brings violerit scratching. This, combined with unwise treatment produces further skin irritation. The cause of scabies being an Insect, the condition is spread from one person to another. Thus It is not surprising that it flourishes best when people are crowded together In barracks, dormitories or lodging houses. It is also more common In the winter, quite likely because baths are fewer in cooler weather. The fact that scabies is spread from person to person makes prevention particularly Important. Avoidance of overcrowding is one method: frequent bathing Is also helpful Special care has to be used about clothing, bedding and towels In any household or group where scabies breaks out. Now as to treatment. First, it should be said that someone with an Itch miist not jump to the conclusion that it Is scabies, There are many other reasons for itch- Ing, and an acourste diagnosis Is essential. Second, 'there are several KOOII treatments for scabies, but most of them may Irritate the skin as well u kill the iBMcta, ao It Is not wise to try them without direction. There are several preparations which contain sulphur, D.D.T., rotenone, pyrethrum," benzoben- zoate or other chemicals which destroy the Insects causing sea bies. . By means of one or more of these preparations scabies can almost always be cured. By the use of hygienic methods it can be pre vented from spreading. As said'earlier, one of the mosl difficult problems is to avoic secondary irritation of the skin due to scratching or th« chemicals used. THE STATES are endeavoring to eliminate the Inequalities and oddities of automobile license plates. Standardized sizes are to be adopted in 1957 in all states. Now can't something be done to erase such things as "Sunshine State," "Vacationland," "10,000 Lakes," "Land of Opportunity" and the like? — Lexington Herald. SAID THE MAN refusing to buy the farm he had been considering: "The house overlooks every acre of it. There isn't a'spot where a fellow could get out of sight of his wife." — Mattoon^dll.) Journal- Gazette. NO MATTER how high goes the cost of living, it seems to be popular enough'to stick, around. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. LITTLi LIZ 7 A mbn often oppreddtes his wife's literary taste mosl when the rtodl the cookbook, e n« • • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Use Sens* to Judge Hands By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service South has 19 points in high card: in today's hand, and you may alsc feel Inclined to count iour point, for his two singletons. This give you a total of 23 points. If you also begin to add points for the length In the solid heart suit, you may come to the conclusion that the South hand is worth an opening bid of two hearts. Nothing could be further from the truth. It is aJways dangerous to count a singleton king both for its high card value and also for its shortness value. ^The best way to judge the value Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD SPIKE JONES: "When the tired businessman thinks of himself as a wolf, some cute starlet thinks of him as a mink." FRED ALLEN, about Jack Benny: "He's my favorite comedian and I hope to be his friend until he's 40. That will be forever." BOB HOPE, about Gorge Gobel: "I saw him on TV for the first time and I laughed all the time I was putting my foot through thd screen." EDITH HEAD, about cloths: "In designing. clothes for women there's'always one tl'ng to keep in- mind — men." C. V. WHITNEY, millionaire movie backer: "It's like horse racing- only you bet more money." DONALD O'CONNOR, bowing out of the Francis movies: "People were beginning to refer ME as the talking, ACTOR." IRENE RYAN, the comedienne: 'MGM and I are having contract trouble. They won't give me one." ROSALAND F.USSELL, on why she gave up playing: career women: "I played^ of them and couldn't get another angle to. them. I couldn't get my pompadour any higher, either." PAUL DOUGLAS, on the most valuable thing he's- learned from being an actor: "How 1 , to pack a suitcase without waking up." ROBERT , MITCHtrM, on his medical-; know-how after starring in "Not As A Stranger": "I think maybe I could bandage a finger." JIMMY CAONEY, explaining why he's seen only five of the 50 movies in« which he has appeared: '"That, guy up there on the screen makes me nervous." ANNE BAXTER, about -her filmy gowns In "The Ten Com mandments 1 ': "They're sort of underexposed, like a negative. You can see everything but Is veiled." DEAN MARTIN to an Irma- brained starlet about to attack a thick iteak: "When you come 'to th white part, honey, that'i the plate," SHELLEY WINTERS: "Marilyn Monroe and I have, '.wo things In common. We're both blondes and we both alienated the Italian'mar- ket." RUTH ROMAN: "Starlets should learn that sex appeal conies from the mind as well as the body. HIS mind — YOUR body." N NORTH A Q 10 9,7 S 2 ¥84 »K7 *86i WEST (D) EAST 4>8«2 ¥1075 • A 10 8 1 4*432 SOUTH AK VAKQJC32 + K North-South vul. Wai North Eut ««*h Put Put P««s 4 V Fan Pax Pail -' Opening lead—41 of an unusually freakish hand is by using your common sense as a bridge player. The South hand will obviously take seven heart tricks and about two diamond tricks opposite almost any dummy. The hand will produce a game If North has a little help. ' slam' li practically out of the question after North has passed, South should open one heart in first or second position, but U quite JiutUled In opening with four hearts opposite n pas»d ptrtntr.. West led the Uirt* of spades on this sound theory that 'South wai unlikely to have strength In spades U IM mad* » pre-emptive kM to t GILBERT ROLAND, remtnsc- Ing about a couple of old-timers: "Clark Gable and I started out together as $3-a-day extras" in silent two reelers. We'd rid the streetcar to work and ,the studio would throw in a free lunch." eeee eeeee eeeee eeeee 2348 N.. JUDY GARLAND, after making her TV debut: "To do television you need the itrength of an ox and a sense of humor." SIR CEDRIC HARDWICKE: "I was brought u pin the same district in England that produces Worcestershire sauce. And as you know, the sauce goes very well with ham." MAE WEST, nixing writing her autobiography: "I'm not ready to_ do it yet. I don't think I've lived enough." No More Movies For Ursula? heart*. East won with the ace of spades, dropping the king from the South hand. East knew that it was possible for South to have another low spade, since West might have led low from only three- spades headed by the Jack.' The more likely assumption was, however, that West had led from a four- card suit and that South had dropped a singleton king. Acting on this assumption, East returned a low trump. It was clear that the spades and clubs need no action, but East had to act at once to prevent declarer from ruffing a diamond in the dummy. This excellent defensive maneuver defeated the contract. South won the trump return with the ace and returned a low diamond to dummy's king, but East won with the ace of diamonds and returned the ten of hearts. Now South was doomed to lose two diamonds as .well as the two black aces. By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (ifl — Ursula Thiess' latest movie may be her last. The reason: she is also the wife of Robert Taylor and mother of his 6-month-ol3 son Terence. And Papa says Mama should stay home. Miss Thiess Just finished "Ban- dido" with Robert Mitcheum. She pronounces her name "Teece," but we might as well call her Mrs. Taylor because that's apparently who she's going to be. K.gged It was a rugged picture. She had six hard weeks of locations in Mexico, working In 14 different sites. This kept her away from her family until just before Christmas. She has.two other children — Manuela, 12'/ 2 , and Michael, 10, by. her first marriage to German film director George Thiess. "Bob really suffered," she said. "I think I may never do another film. We're letting the baby's nurse go next month, so that will give you an indication. .' " "Actually, I didn't know what-I was getting into. We made the deal over the telephone when I was on location with Bob on 'The Last Hunt.' My agent—or rather, my former agent, because I have let him go—called me about 'Ban- dido.' Bob approved it. But we didn't know it meant a long location. ~ "Now Bob says I'll be doing pictures only If It's something I really want to do, if he thinks It's worthwhile and If it doesn't Involve a location." She indicated that Bob has taken to the domestic life and has proved a good father to his brood. 75 Yeart Ago In B/ytfcevi//e Mrs. C. V. Seabaugh has been removed to her home after having received treatment at Blytheville Hospital. Mrs. L. E. Old, Mrs. Jack Brooks, Mrs. Fred Rutherford. Mrs. JesM Taylor, Mr«. Marvin Robinson, Mri. W. C. Hlgginson, Mrs. James B. Clark and Mrs. Walker Baker were guests when Mrs. Rodney Bannister entertained members of the Thursday Contract Club at her home. MiRS Vran™* T*rny fjllliam of Steele, bride elect of Bennett Bailey Goodman, of Memphis today announced plans for her wedding. The wedding Is to be a simple high noon ceremony at the country home of Mr. and Mrs. Clinton Martin of Steele. Only members of th« two famlles will be present when Rev. James Overholser reads the service. 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