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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, September 29, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEW! THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS OO. B. W HA1NES. Publisher A. HAINBB, editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager •nit Nation! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphii. _ Intend as second class matter at the post- oCfic* at BIytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- arm. October », 1917. ^ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BIytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles. $6.50 per year, »3.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. — Psalms 19:8. * * * Cod's commandments are the iron door into Himself. To keep them is to have it opened and His great heart of love revealed. — Samuel Duffield. BARBS Find the woman in your block with the most kids—she'll be the first one willing to lend a hand at anything. * * * We are Dow in the season when the Jack of all trade* goes into the same thing—cleaning up thme Christmas bills. » * * When you're more interested in what food to eat in a restaurant than in the waitress, men, you're getting old. * » * It y« want io have standing in your own com- •MnHj, j»t rMe a bus. * * * • It's nice to get credit for being a good risk, but better to get it for what you do. The Cool War— II When liberty-loving folk the world over are being lulled into a false sense of safety, remarkable effort may be required to bring them back to an understanding of their peril. On millions of minds, the Russian "new look" has made astonishingly effective impact. It may be all right that these millions of people believe the prospect of avoiding ruinous nuclear warfare has increased. But it ig not all right for them to imagine therefore that freedom is safe from less violent but equally effective attack on other fronts. It is perhaps a beginning, but only that, to probe the reasons for so striking a policy change as the Kremlin has executed. Few experts on Russia and Cold War strategy would ascribe the switch to the Cool War to a single reason. Like most men, the Kremlin's leaders almost certainly operate from a complex of motives. There is evidence to suggest that the Kremlin is genuinely aware of the impartial horror that nuclear war would Visit on both aggressor and victim. No. rulers, totalitarian or democratic, could count on surviving. If they did live, would find only ruins to preside over. For a second thing, Russia's Cold War tactics did not, in the end, produce winning results. At the outset they did. But the advance into Korea alarmed the West and aroused it to strong counter- preparations. They reached their height in the pulling of Germany i,nto the Western orbit. This was a turning point. We sometimes go astray by attributing superhuman judgment to our adversaries. They nan and do make many mistakes. But, by the same token, it would be . wrong to assume they cannot learn from error; The German development could well have proved to them the folly of bludgeoning tactics. Perhaps if Stalin were aliye Russia might be brazening it through on the old line. But different men with a different mental cast now run the nation. And they have been willing to try something new when the old failed. Thirdly, the Soviet Union is harassed by" internal troubles in agriculture and other areas. They have now and then been exaggerated, but they are nonetheless real. Coupled with the strains of the Cold War, which the Russians as humans must feel no less than we, these difficulties afford further explanation for a softer policy. And, fourth, Russian Communists long have understood free men's abhorrence of war and have sought to capitalize on it by trumpeting peace. The difference is that this time th^y appear to have fr*ip*4 that Ullc without action is not enough. Their game is the same. They simply are playing it with more convincing fervor. From this array of reasons, one cardinal point emerges. Russia has not experienced a "change of heart" through some process of spontaneous combustion. Western strength, producing a military stalemate and the menace of annihilating war, cutting through the deception of mere propaganda peace drives, has brought the Kremlin to its new approach. To some degree, Soviet weakness has added impetus to the change. Secondarily, but not unimportantly, Russia is striving more shrewdly to exploit the West's own failing—its penchant for relaxing too fully when the danger is something less than critical. Free men banded together admirably to win the Cold War. But they cannot rest on those laurels. The Communist adversary has opened a new front and is fighting the Cool war with much more delicate and intricate weapons. The struggle can still be lost if free men show themselves any less adaptable and resourcesful than those who are willing to try new warfare when one kind has failed. Freedom can •win any competition if it is practiced and de- the hilt by those who profess to love it. VIEWS OF OTHERS Fragment of the Autumn Ritual Autumn is many things separate and apart, but in sum the season is a ritual of things repeated through 'the years until the flavor of fall clings to their mention. So much of autumns past is part of autumns future that the eye turned backward dwells on the happenings of the future. Part of this autumn will be a family going to town one morning, sitting high on a two-horse wagon packed the night before, the man handing the cotton up in baskets, the boy packing it down with tired feet' that felt the sharp points of the seed through the softness of the lint. Slowly, basket after basket of cotton built his stomping; feet to a level with the top of the gates and, tip-toeing, he pulled on the branch of an oak beside the wagon, watched it snap back with a rustle of leaves. Around the wagon he treaded once more and then, kneeling, picked a few pieces of fodder from the cotton that was last to come from the floor of the barn, fragile shreds the stubby broom missed when the woman had swept the floor on a hot afternoon weeks before when the fields were white and the stalks still green. The sand stung his feet when he jumped down from the top of the wagon and stood beside his father. Together, they looked at the wagon, linked in the warm and quiet communion of men who work and tire together, "Will it we!gh-500?" the boy wanted to know. "More like 425, I'm afraid," the man replied. They went through the dusk to the well for a cool drink, then to the table and to bed. The morning came with a haze full of kitchen smoke, and the boy was keen and quick out of bed. He worried the mules with bridles thrust too quickly. And there was a shiver in his stomach that didn't come from the morning chill, but was all bound up with a day out of the fields with his back straight, and a day in town, and a little money to spend, the sound of the gin, all bound up with going to \pvsn on the first bale of cotton. — Charlotte (N. C.) News. Tod Plebeian, What? Time was when London's gay, young bachelors took dangerous midnight swims, top hats and all, to impress the easily-bored debutantes. Now they're emulating Tarzan, swinging from trees with one-hand and chattering like monkeys. It goes over extremely well with the gals, Reuter reports. They squeal with delight. Wonder if it would impress 'em if the gay blades stopped being gay, got jobs, worked, stopped making like monkeys. Or would it just too frightfully plebian? We'd love to see some youngster with guts enough to try! — Cleveland Plain Dealer. SO THEY SAY I'm tired of the prophets of doom who say we're headed for the cemetery. Baseball is 115 years old and has had plenty of problems before. — George Trautman, commissioner of minor league baseball. * * * I believe that millions of people now living on this earth would have perished — and other millions would never have been born — except for the vast program of food distribution undertaken by the U. S. — Agriculture Secretary Benson. ¥ * * There's no question about Ike (President Eisenhower) recommending a tax cut. He will propose a sound tax reduction program, probably an across-the-board cut of possibly 5 to 10 per cent. — Rep. Noah Mnson (R-I1I), member House Ways and Mean* Committee. It's Just like if one wants to quit smoking or chewing. When a man makes up his mind he can do anything.. — John Cane, life term convict, who ended 18 years of pretending he was a deaf mute M he could apply lor a parole. "Anyone Can See I'm Not Aggressive" Peter Cdion'f Washington Column — Slick Schemes in Stock Selling Keep Securities Agency Busy WASHINGTON—(NEA)— A typical small business incorporation, offering the sale of stock to the public, points up the tough problems which securities and Exchange Commission has in protecting investors from losing their shirts. SEC action on this particular case hasn't been completed so real names can't be given out. So let it be said that a drilling contractor in the Rocky Mountain area was the sole owner of a uranium prospecting business. He had been grossing $25,000 a year. But he wanted to raise new capital and decided to incorporate. He had a stock offering circular prepared and submitted it to SEC. It proposed sale of three million shares of stock at 10 cents a share. This would have raised $300,000. the maximum allowed under SEC Regulation "A" registration exemptions for small business. In going over the circular, SEC examiners found that what the incorporator was really turning over to his prospective, stockholders were his debts. What his corporation would be taking overf would be his unpaid bills for drill ing equipment, for which he wouldi be paid cash from the sale of his stock. I SEC examiners ruled that this stock offering circular is misleading. They are requiring revision of the offering for full disclosure of the true condition oi" the business. If the incorporator meets these requirements. SEC will be required' By present law to grant his request for registration exemption. But from the, amended circular, v.-ould-be investors should be informed on what they are buying, if they take the trouble to read the statement. A rush of these Regulation "A" exemption applications is now coming into Washington. The reason is that SEC is proposing to change Its rules on small stock offerings. Stricter standards of eligibility are proposed. Sale of securities for the primary benefit of the promoters rather than the stock issuer would be prohibited. And all the proceeds from the sale of securities would have to be placed in. escrow until 85 per cent of the stock is sold. If 85 per cent can't be sold, the issue will have to be withdrawn and subscriptions returned to purchasers. a further change would make these same, tougher rules apply to Regulation "D" cases which include Canadian stock issues offered for sale to U.S. Investors. A typical "D" case now before SEC is that of. a Canadian mining company trying to get registration for 1,200,000 shares of $7 par value stock, of which 200,000 shares will be offered to the public at $2.20 a share. The other million shares, or 84 per cent of the total, would remain in the hands of the promoters at little cost to them. The company claims mineral rights on vast territories in northern Canada. But no ore rich enough to ship out without prior concentration has ever been discovered, on the property. No pilo plant for testing concentration hg- ever been built. And none of the money from the stock sale Is to be used for construction of mills. SEC is now trying to get the company to make full disclosure of these facts in the opening paragraphs of its prospectus, instead of burying them in fine print. If these revisions are not made, the stock Issue cannot be registered. A House Interstate Commerce Subcommittee under Rep. Arthur G. Klein (D-NY) has Just concluded hearings In Denver anc Salt Lake on the rash of similar offerings of uranium stocks in the United States. Sim%2 1952 there has been a 300 per cent increase in Regulation "A 1 offerings in Colorado and Utah The number of broker-dealer registrations has increased 200 per cent SEC now has a special task force of Inspectors working in the Denver field office to tighten up on these operations for the protection of the investing public. Rep. John R. Bennett (R-Mich) who conducted the hearings with Klein, has introduced bills to end the Regulation "A" exemptions now granted to small business under present SEC laws. The Bennett bilis would require even the small companies to register their stock issues with SEC. These bills will be considered by Congress next year, as one of a number of moves to curb unsound Investments and so help to prevent a bust. ' . the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M..D. A request comes from Mrs. L. to discuss fibrositis, its cause and treatment. This is not easy to do but since physicians make the diagnosis ol iibrositis rather frequently perhaps some general remarks will be in order. Perhaps the best way to describe fibrositis is to call it a kind oi rheumatism which attacks the soft tissues such as the muscles .and ligaments and others lying under the skin more than the joints them selves as is the case in arthritis. It probably cannot be considered a single disease, however, since .sometimes it hits only certain parts of the body and at other times it is spread over wide areas. The most frequent symptoms are pain and aching, soreness when the affected part is moved, and stiffness. The involved tissues are considered inflamed. Fibrositis may start suddenly with pain in some part of the body for no apparent reason. It may also begin gradually with fatigue starting before the soreness, pain and stiffness. Many possible causes for fibro- sitis are recognized. The most common is associated with some Infectious or toxic condition. Injury is also ft common cause, but sometimes the injury may haye been, so slight as to escape notice. Cold, overexertion and overexnosure, arc commonly blamed. When the flbrosilis is associated with an acute infection, rest and the appropriate treatment for that infection is needed. If it comes with upsets of the stomach and Intestines, perhaps a liquid or soil diet is In order. The removal of an infected tooth or tonsils may or may not help. If repeated small Injuries are responsible, steps should be taken to avoid them. Other treatments depend on what appears to be the cause, or causes and what can be done lor It or ttiem. If localised, around the shoulders Mid lowtr portion of the back, the neck, the tissues around the large Joints, and the chest wall are common sites of difficulty. Pain is almost always present but swelling is often absent. Tenderness to pressure is the rule. Nodules or little bumps under the skin are often felt in or near the tender regions. Few of us have escaped having attacks of fibrositis at one time or another. Recovery is usual, but since fibrositis is usually painful, quick relief Is badly wanted. Aspirin, of course, helps some Heat treatments or other forms of physical therapy are also useful in bringing at least temporary—and sometimes permanentr—relief. MORE AND MORE people are taking to the woods for a camping vaction this summer, reports show. This seems to be an extension of the do-it-yourself vogue. — New Orleans States. LANDLADY: "I won't charge you for bieakfast, seeing that you didn't eat any." Boarder: "That's good — I didn't sleep last night, either." — Auburn (Oa.) Plainsman. EVEN the youngsters (or maybe especially the youngsters), are tired of summertime. And summer clothes are so tired now. — Tallahassee Democrat. LITTLl LIZ Th« trouble wl* «e mooy mo•or!it« U they r*v«r M«m »e know wfot thty'r* driving 01. *nu« • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Pass Sometimes Fools Opponents By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Alter South had opened the bid- aing with one spade. North wanted to be in four spades as a final contract. If West had passed, North would have jumped to four spades to show that he had considerable distributional strength but not too much in high cards. The situation was altered, however, when West overcalled with NORTH *J 1098 J J» »7J *A108«4 WEST EAST 45 «64 V1098* «XQJ«S • ACJJ962 «84 *J3 +K87J SOUTH (D) AAKQ7! VA74 4>K10S North-South vul. We* Nwtfe Cut t 4> Pttf t <t P>M 4 A 14 Past Pa» Opening lead—¥ l» Pan two diamonds. It was now too risky to Jump to lour spades. The opponents, who were not vulnerable, might be able to onrry on to five diamond! at a sacrifice. Or they might sacrifice at five hearts instead. The chances were, from North's point of view, that either sacrifice would give North- South a meager plus score. To prevent the opponents from sacrificing. North simply passed. The idea was to allow the enemy to push him into four spades. This would give them the Idea'that he had bid four spades reluctantly. »nd they would probably b« willing; to try to beat four spade* ratlur Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) -r- Behind the Screen: It's lust instead of dust down by the old corral these days. Boy, how those new "adult" westerns are changin' things. Instead oi triangle brands on cattle, there's a mad love triangle in every plot. And the only stam- pedin' is being done by guys and dolls gittin' out under the moon for some heavy smoochm'. When Glenn rord says "They went thatta way" In "Jubal Troop", now shooting at Columbia, he's talking about Ernest Borgnine and a sexy doll, Valerie French, instead of the .sheriff's posse. Hero Ford even kills his best pal and Rod Steiger, in the same film, murders the heroine. The unwritten code of the celluloid west is all shot and ole Bill Hart must be twirlin' in his grave. "This story," says.Director Delmer Davei, "could have happened on the French Riviera instead of on a Wyoming ranch. ' No doubt about it. But the way things ore going in these newfangled "adult" westerns the SPCA may be forced to put blinkers on horses. Not to mention ear- stoppers. There's a retirement gleam in Spencer Tracy' 5 eves after 20 years of movie stardom. "I have a lot of things I want to do," he told coworkers between scenes of "The Mountain," on location in France. He's set for only one more film. "The Old Man of the Sea," and it may be his last. Photographers in Paris caught all five of Burt Lancaster's children visiting him on the set of "Trapeze." First time all the kids have been photographed together. In Hollywood Burl's home is banned to lensmen. Slick TV casting nol«: Gary Crosby and Ronnie Burns, son of George, and Grade, playlnr the boy friends of Jack Benny's daughter In "Time Out for Ginger" on CB SOclober 6. A Broadway cutie will play Ginger, who becomes a football star! Keenan Wynn's groaning about MGM's decision that "he's not the type" for Ihe film version of TV's hit, "The Rack." The star of the home screen show was—Keenan Wynn . . . Alix Talton and her director hubby, George Cahan, ara denying the separation rumors .. . Marge Champion on her selection as a "promising newcomer" in the third quarterly Audience Awards Nominations: "This is the fourth time I've been discovered. I hope this time it takes." New switch to the old studio gateman story: Out on the old Selznick lot, where "Done With the Wind" was made, veteran studio cops regard present day stars as something less than Clark Gable and Vivien Leigh. Wendell Corey's telling this one on himself after working there in "The Killer Is Loose." First day he reported to the lot he told the gateman, as he drove in, "I'm Wendell Corey." The old fellow looked, squinted, cupped his ear and said. "Inventory?" Second day Wendell said, "Where's Stage 3, Pop?" "Delivering some film, son?" saiti the gateman. . Ear Witness: Ingrid Bergman will star In "Tea and Sympathy" on the stage in Paris this fall' . . . Broderick Crawford is dating Lisa Ferraday since separating from wife Kay Griffith. than sacrifice against It. Such a course of action takes nerve and the ability to appear unconcerned. North not only passed the first time but even managed to bid only three spades at the second turn. He had to hope that this would not be passed out. As North expected, an opponent carried on to four hearts. This gave North the chance to bid four spades. Now his course of bidding made it seem very likely that he was taking a chance at four spades, so the opponents cheerfully passed and let South struggle with his contract. It wasn't much of a struggle South lost only two diamonds and a club, easily making his game contract. If the opponents had bid up to five hearts they could have been set only one trick, and North- South would have collected only 100 points for their trouble. Q_Th« bidding has been: North East Souih West I Heart Past 1 Spade Pas* 1 N.T. Pas* 1 . You, South, hold: 4AQ985. ¥S3 *J103 +751 What do you do? A—Pass. YOB cannot hope to mike » r»me since your partner hu shown a-minimum op«nlnc bid, and you are' very unlikely to improve tfet contract by bid- dine aiu'n- TODAI'S QUESTION The bidding is the «\me as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 4AQ9S* *J7SJ «J1<1 42 What do you do? Avwtr Tomorrow Bob Hope's crack at a Hollywood benefit: "1 hear Conrad Hilton just purchased the Hollywood Bowl for a Jello mold." Vittorio Gassman could have received a financial settlement from MGM for bowing out of the three pictures he still owed the studio if he had left tito his Hollywood agent. Instead, he marched In and demanded that the contract BE torn up. It was. Dorothy Dandrldge Is upset about her billing in an old John Wayne film, "Lady Prom Louisiana," making the TV rounds. The lady from "Carmen Jones" is billed as Wayne's co-star despite a tiny role. Says Dorothy, who co-stars nexi in the movie. "The King and I"; "It's misleading hlllin/t and 1 wish I could stop it. People resent beinjj deceived. There should he some sort of TV rule to prevent it happening." 75 fears Ago In Blythevilk Among the Osceola .people here last, night for the BlytheviHe-Clarks- ville game were David Travis. Bruce Ivy, Dwight Blackwood, Braxton Bragg, Hale Jackson and Ben Butler. The score was 52-0 in faVor of BIytheville. The 98 seniors of BIytheville High School were introduced in assembly Thursday as a special highlight of senior \veek. Alter the introduction by Dick While, class president. W. D. McClurkin, superintendent of schools, gave a talk. His subject was "How to Study." Forty-eight megaphones were presented to the Pep Squad of the BIy- theville High School by Floyd . A. White, BIytheville merchant. Mr. Whit*, who has been inl-erested in the squad since its beginning, has made several other similar gifwi Mrs. O. E. QuellmaJze's third grade room at Sndbury School has organized a story club. The purpose of the club is to encourage good citizenship and wide reading. World Waters Answer to Previous Puizle ACROSS 64 Small children 1 Shakeapeare'l « f umm « r < Fr -> river 66 Poker stakt 5 It flows into DOWN the Kfi of 1 Too Azov 2 Swerve 8 African river 3 Heavy blow 12 Siberian river. 4 Feminine 13 Blackbird of appellation cuckoo family 5 River barrier 14 Presently (dial.) 15 Plant 16 One o( lh« S.S. 5 E|R & >|Njoivs RUN ~Q 6 Individual 27 Erect 49 American 7 River in Africa28 Pace religiout 8 Canadian riverSO Awry worker 9 Initial (ab.) 31 Iodine source 50 Operatic sola "Little 10 Solitary 32 Exude 51 Winter vehicle Women" II Pitcher 35 Withered 53 Wolfhound 17 Row ij Body of water 41 Penetrate* 54 Leaw 18 Florentine iri« 21 Three-toed 42 Obicrve 20 Church tlothi 44 Bitter vetch festival 13 Pri nc « 49 The Yukon 22 Born 35 Principal river River begini 24 River (Sp.) o f lower world ' in 25 Riven alto are 2« Large plant 41 Barter 55 The Great s empty into the St. Lawrenct 56 Witticism 50 Employ, Mltflowainto the Columbia in Washington itate 33 Cornish town (prefix) 34 Belongs to K H Jewel 37 Affirmative vote M Scottiih iheepfold at Yale 40 Sherry 43 Working rule 4< Seine 48 Age 49 Subdue 92 Confusion 56 Shield bearing 57 Darya, Asiatic river M Athena «l Layer M Dower propertr m*

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