The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 5, 1956 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 5, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHETILL1 (ARK.) COURIER MEWi THUR8PAY, JANUARY », THE BLYTHEVELLE COURIER MEW« TOT OOOXIER HIW8 OO, H. W. HAINBS, Publisher HARRT A. HAINI8, Idltor, ASsU*»n» D. HUMAN, AdTertieing itonat«r Sole National Advertising .^ Wallacs Witmer Co., N«w Tort, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, MemphtB. __ _ __ . Entered as wcond class Batter at the {£*" office at Blytherille. Arkansas, under «4 of Oon- greas, October «, IK1. _ . Member of The Associated Preai SUBSCRIPTION By carrier In the city of Bljherille or any suburban town where carrier serric* • maintained, 35c per week. BT mail within a radius ol 50 milw, W.W per year 13.50 for si* months, 12.00 for three month*.; by mail oitslde 50 mi)« *>», I12.5S P»r )«•» payable In advance. _ MEDITATIONS Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will perform that good thing which I have promte- ed unto the house of Israel and to the hoirse- ef Jodah.—Jeremiah 33:14. * * * Thou hast given so much to u«, give one thing 'more—a greatful heart Amen.—George Herbert. BARBS The question before the house is, where i« the money coming from with which to buy one? Investing hoarded money with your government w simply going from socks to bom*. * * * Not many fathers are really surprised when they get shorts, shirts and socks for Christmas. * * * Finnish children thank their parents after every meal. We have, a hard time getting oun to eat. # * * Scientists still debate the question of what coal is, yet all of the rest of us know the answer- expensive? * * * Fishing licenses were bought by 18,500,000 persons in U.S. last year. That's a lot of loafersl City Gets Right Start On Police Problem Mayor Toler Buchanan made a good start in his initial statement regarding reforms scheduled for Blytheville's Police Department. We say he made a good start, because we feel his comments, though admirable, didn't go far enough —though he intimated more is to come. In the first place, our policemen have been working 72 hours a week. Now, with that sort of work schedule, you can hardly criticize a man if he doesn't appear to be as efficient as every occasion might demand; That 72-hour week has been the rule for Blytheville cops for years. And what does he get for that kind of duty? All of $250 a month, if he's been with the department as long as a year. Any less service than that and he gets only $225. It's nothing short of miraculous that the department has functioned as well as it has. There then is the first problem: more men, who'll be paid more money. The second, but none the less important, problem in the department will concern the development of some sort of local Hatch Act, which would make dabbling in politics by department personnel grounds for firing "per. se." This would work well in several ways. First, it would give the cop assurance that he's expected to enforce the law without fear or favor. He could then forget about political repercusisons and get on with his job of apprehending criminals, filing reports, keeping records ' and attending various educational meet. ings and courses which will qualify him for advancement as a career policeman. Second, it would guarantee all citizens that the police force would not be used as an instrument of intimidation during the heat of political warfare. And • as people become aware of the fact that the police department is all business, their respect for it will grow . . . and this includes particularly the respect of the thugs, and the speeders and law violators of all sorts. Then, and Buchanan mentioned this in his statement, there is the job of establishing a merit system in the department. Presumably, this would operate miich in the same manner of other similar systems used in various govern- mental'agencies. It is a splendid means of keeping the department on its toes and will instill new men with the confidence and knowledge that good work is expected mid will be recognized. Administrating these policies, as Buchanan mentioned, should be a police commission. On their appointment, the department would automatically and irrevocably come from under the domina- ', Won of the mayor's office, except by way \- of th* commission. Thus, the commission wiB be • prim* factor ta just what kind ot polio* department thi* city will have. It« personnel muat be selected with great care. For too long, the town has neglected one of its most important administrative bodies. It is now time to give more thought and more money to the department. In return the citizens are entitled to expect a department which will do a thorough, dependable and businesslike job and, with the unstinting cooperation of the new mayor, members of the police force, City Council and the citizenry in general, we'll get just that. Honoring Woodrow Wilson One of the brighter prospects for 1956 ie the fact that it will give the nation fresh opportunity to honor one of its bBllei-miimiiibered piesideuts, Wood-* row Wilson. The new year is the centennial of his birth. Historian and educator at Princeton University before he wae picked out of the blue to run for governor of New Jersey, Wilson had a relatively short but dramatic life in politics. Partisans may argue about his rank in the scale of 'American presidents. Even some historians disagree. But most place him pretty high. In a day when effective political oratory is generally equated with the name of Franklin D. Roosevelt, not too many recall that Wilson was regarded as a fine orator. He was also ari idealist, with some of the failings such a man often brings to practical politics and statesmanship. These were at the root of his bitter defeat and disappointment over the League of Nations. Yet he was an exciting and memorable figure on the national and world scene, well deserving of the homage he will have paid him in 1956. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Crux of Bruxism There wac "weeping and gnashing of teeth" back in Biblical days, only no one then thought to call it bruxism. But science progresses, as doe« nomenclature, and now we not only know what bnucism is; we even know it is bad. This is the finding just reported at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. Once upon a time bruxism, or the gnashing of teeth, was regarded as an activity limited to frustrated villians in old-fashioned novels. But nowadays, apparently, every one le doing it, and the cause seems to be worry. Children gnash their teeth over' their school grades. Old folks gnash their teenth over their small pensions. Husbands gnash their teeth over their wives' extravagance. Wives gnash their -teenth over their husband's parsimony. Gnashing of teeth may not make the world go round, but it apparently keeps a good part of it churning. Naturally, the dentists view bruxism from a medical standpoint. The cruS—one might almost say the brux—of the matter seems to be that unconscious gnashing and grinding of the teeth makes them fall out, with serious consequences to the bruxite. The question then, is whether it's easier to give up worrying or to give up teeth. And the answer is far less simple than it appears on the surface, as is evidenced by the fact that most people somehow manage to have more worries than teeth. As a solution to bruxism, the dentist have proposed "letting the lower jaw hang slack in response, with lips closed, between meals." Naturally, we're grateful that the qualifying words "between meals" were inserted; without them the remedy might appear unduly drastic. As it is, let us at least face the prospect of a loose lower jaw with a stiff upper lip.—New York Herald- Tribune. Potemkin Show Pol Is Apart A postcard poll of 200 thousand registered New York State voters conducted by Manhattan's Democratic boss, Carmine DeSapio, showed that • 81 per cent preferred Gov. Averell Harriman as the Presidential standard bearer and 14 per cent were for Adlai Stevenson. In the Gallup Poll 55 per cent favored Mr. Stevenson and only 6 per cent were for Mr. Harriman. Now we know how the expression "As far apart as the polls" originated.—NeW York World- Telegram. SO THEY SAY The university can hardly ask the taxpayers to buy again from us the sort of elementary composition instruction they thought they were buying in their tax Investment in local schools, —university of Illinois English professor Charles A. Roberts, on scheduled abandonment of remedial English course. * * * I don't want to kill the senator; I want to elect him. — F. Joseph Donohue, Washington, D. C., attorney, on limiting the number of presidential primaries Sen. Estes Kefauver will enter. # * * What's so sacred about (New York's) Central Park? It's Just a hangout for bums, rapists and murderers. — Showman Billy Rose would turn Centr»l Park Into a hug« parking lot. By EBMUN JOHNSON NEA 8UIJ Comipondeat HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) — On- tage, Off stag* * Upstage: Rita Hayworth'a returning to Hollywood as the gay divorcee. Even to.the mint of wearing a "divorce" ring — a circlet of diamonds set in a lUYINQ herself a mink coat! She ays It's true — "I've always rented them before' nan's marriage to Joan Barry only wo days after Linda Darnell's divorce surprised everybody Including Linda! "Honest," she told it on he set of Screen Gems' TV drama, 'All for a Man;" "I'd never even Peter Edson's Washington Column— Word Is Out in Pentagon: Take It Little Easier on Party Routine cies. •One colonel By DOUGLAS LARSEN and KENNTH O. OILMORE NEA Staff Correspondent* WASHINGTON — tNEA) — It usually happens about this time of year. Word is going down in the •Pentagon, Jo the brass and civilian officials, to take it a little easier on the party routine. Same word is reported to be out among GOP officials of the civilian agen- v- u « „„.„„„ cracked the other day that the only .chance he got to talk to his boss, the general, was at cocktail parties. The absence of an official White House social season hasn't yet put much damper on the tempo of the lower level, official partying here. And with Congress coming back the pace will step up considerably. Every official in town has put on at least a couple of pounds during the heavy holiday party season except Defense Secretary Charles Wilson. "No special diet," he insists, "it's just cutting down on all the food that tastes good." He has dropped 10 pounds with the formula and wants Jo shed 10 more before he stops. Old friends of former President Harry Truman received copies of his book "Year of Decisions" for Christmas from him. He wrote personal messages to each recipl ent on the fly leaf. Old friends of his c'aughter Mar garet tried to get her back to town 'for some of the gay parties. But she declined on the grounds that she was having too much fun In New York. "Romantic type fun?" one. friend asked. "You guess," answered Margaret gaily. Party-giver Gwen Cafrltz has coined a phrase for the holiday season. "It's the children's interregnum," she insists. .Couple of days ago, she explains, her' son home from college,managed to hit nine cocktail parties before dinner. She also calls Air Force Secretary Don Quarles one of the gayest, wittiest men at a party. This will come as a surprise to a lot of people working with htm in the Pentagon who' think he's the somber, serious type. Talk about fabulous mother- er-daughter teams. You ought to see.the widow of the former Chief of Naval Operations Forrest Sherman and her beautiful daughter Mrs. John P. r'itzpatrick, together They're beautiful, look like sisters and have a whale of » time going iyi*o. u..—"—.. ~ planning to move to Portugal, where she owns a home. recently. At dinner before the con cert, Acheson asked Bill Moore head, a senior from Larchmont N. Y., what his politics were. Without blinking, Bill delcared hi was an Eisenhower Republican During the rest of the meal the had a friendly argument, but Acheson couldn't convert the youn man. Acheson, by the way, walks work every morning with Suprem Court Justice Felix Frankfurte evert when the mercury drops wa; to parties together. Mrs. Sherman is Don't think for a minute that urbane former Secretary of State Dean Acheson isn't intensely interested in politics. Like all good Yale men in Washington, Acheson agreed to put up a couple of boys for the .night when nci.^ »uun mcj »i-n the Yale Glee Club came to town I like long-lost Vuddles. below freezing. It's at least two miles froi where the two live in Georgetown to Acheson's law office and anoth er mile to the Supreme Court. If a vote were taken for th most popular foreign diploma among the younger set in Wash Ington. Brazilian Ambassador Joa Carlos Muniz would win by a land slide. When It comes to parties, thl gent never forgets the teen-agers Often he has thrown open the door of the plush embassy strictly fo their benefit. Other night, for .example, he ha a get-together for some Brazilia naval cadets and a number of gal home from college. There was near crisis, however, for the boy and girls stood apart eyeing eac other like beginners at dancln school. * In a flash Rachel Wall, socte secretary for the embassy, brok through the language barrier an started mixing the youngsters Pretty soon they were hitting It o: the Doctor Sttys — EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service There are many things which do put Into patients' eyes•during nnt interfere seriously with the examination for glasses? What are not mteiieie seriously w ^ey and why must they be used? physical health, but which yet pro duce an enormous mental distress. ft— I am terribly by a body odor *hich I just can't seem to get -id of. I am afraid I will poison mjself with the deodor- my mind if I can't soon get rid of it. What is your advice?—A.B.C. A—This condition of unpleasant body odor is known as bromhldro- sis and is fairly common. It can be rather general over the body or come from restricted parts of the body such as the armpits. In the latter case it is quite likely the result of both sweat and germs. Some body odors are the result of secreting a sweat of offensive odor containing material from certain foods like onions or garlic or some kinds of drugs. Poor general health and emotional upsets are also said to play a part In some. In a difficult problem such as that described, obviously the use of ordinary deodorants is not enough. It would be wise to consult a physician, who might trace the source of the difficulty to the general health, the diet or something else, and perhaps a skin specialist, who might feel that cautiously given X-ray treatments would be useful. Q-^WhaPcan be done to prevent the growth of plantar warts?-J.J. A—These warts on the ball of the foot are more difficult to treat than most other forms of warts, perhaps because they are subject to the pressurn from weight bearing. Many different kinds ot treatments have their advocates including the" us* of chemicals, X-ray 'treatments, Injections of various substances, r a d 1 u in electro surgery und operation. Persistence, under the direction of someone qualified In the field, amo'unt .of —Mrs. L.G. A—The drops .contain chemical embarrassed substances such as atropine homatroplne which result in dilation of the pupil of the eye. This dilation permits the physician to er tissues of the eye with his instruments and thus increases his ability to make a thorough examination. The effect lasts for several hours. Q—Please tell me what to do to take moles off my mother who is 81 years old. She has some large ones which have been there for a long time.—Mrs. L.M. A—If the moles are not growing or changing color it might be best to leave them where they are. If they are changing I should suggest that your mother be taken to a' skin specialist at once. Q—I recently had X-rays which showed that I had hiatus hernia. Can you tell me something about this? Is there any treatment other than operation?—Mrs. M. A—A hiatus hernia is a protrusion of some of the contents ot the abdominal cavity through the area surrounding the entrance of the esophagus Into the stomach where It passes through the diaphragm. The symptoms are variable and usually-not present all the lime. There Is no cure for a hiatus hernia other than operation, but s o m e 11 m e s the symptoms may be Improved or lessened by Jietarjr or other m«ans. your service, sir, and now I am I» there nothing you ten can do forme?" Employer: "Yes. Wltks. You may take my bottle of Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD .CM be prepared ' t« «<*ta« *** » black band Terry Moore "The Seven Little Medics decided sur. Phil Lieb- heard at the girl. Richard 5gan, on location in Hawaii for o* Mamie Mover," „ in a spin over a Honolulu nightclub singer, Vivian Gray. Tile ballots are out to select the _) best-dressed women IB the world. Grace Kelly and Audrey Hepburn are Hollywood newcomers to the candidates long dominated by Janet Gaynor, Roi Rwsell, Claudette Colbert and Gene Tler- ney. THE WITNET: Warbler Llvia Mills overheard it: "Gag writer? Why, he's a joke stealer who has his ears insured for $20,000." ber when Bob Hope battled Bing Crosby for an Oscar they found n the jungle in "The Road to, Bali?" Now it could be the road a an Oscar nomination for BODY'S imoting in jerey wasn't needed for Sterling Hayden's back, injured during a fight scene in "Bed of Fear." But still taking heat treatments Prevelew reaectlon to "The Searchers^." it'« said, will put John Wayne's 17-year-old son Pat in the big-star class. He plays a sabre- happy West Point graduate in the This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Gene Evans' , bride-to-be, Pattl Powers, coaxed him into seeing, a fortune teller she said was 9i per cent accurate. The crystal gazer predicted Evans would be a bachelor for five more years. "Ton were right,- darllnf," saic Pattl at they left. "She'l Just big phony." THE MOST POPULAR actor of 1955 on a fan magazine poll, Bock Hudson, Is beaming over a new spark to his acting. Director Qeorge Stevens, he says, slipped him "the best advice I've ever had" during filming 1 of "Oiant. Confided Rock on the "Written on the Wind" set: "I've alwys tried to be a thinking actor, an actor who tries to le the audience know I'm thinking But Stevens gave me a tip I'l never forget. After my first scene In the 'picture, he told me: 'You're right about being a thinking actor. But you make a mistake. You let the audience know WHAT you're thinking. The secre' of movie acting is to let the audl ence know you're thinking but don't let them know WHAT.' " Buddy Ebsen is playing a sad Istlc army sergeant in his lates movie, "The Fragile Fox." BuddJ leaped from a song-and-dance-mai career to the dramatic side bu he laughs a simple explanation for his ability to perform varied.roles: 'I've got five daughter!. A man starring his pop. Danny Kaye avoided TV camera! again In Minneapolis on a tub- thumping tour for "The Court Jes-' ter." Local reporters asked him if TV would someday replace motion pictures. "When that day comes," quipped Danny, "I'm gonna get out and get me a nice duck farm." 15 Years Ago In B/ytneviHe— Mrs. F. L. Husbands will go to Hot Springs today to spend ten days Mr. and Mrs. J. Farris McCalla spent Sunday in Rlpley, Term. Miss Sara Jo Little and Miss Mildred Moore, brides elect, shared honors at a linen shower given by Mrs. Charles G. Morehead and Miss Nancy Kirshner at the Klrshner home. Mrs. F. L. Engler and Mrs. O. C. Wood were guests of Mrs. H. G. Partlow when she entertained her bridge club with a party at her home. LITTLl The surest way fo convince yourself you don't need any more , furniture '« to walk through the house In the dork. »nu« *•''•??!» r s ^_!«S*™?™,^ School Principal Gets Involved trick With dummy's ace and let the six of diamonds ride for a finesse. He next led the nine of diamonds from the dummy, and East stepped up with ace of diamonds to return the queen of clubs. Since West had failed to follow suit on the trumps, South • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Weak Bid Opens Way to 31am By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service West's opening bid of three clubs In today's hand Is not recommended as a- general rule. Experts sometimes make this kind of bid when not vulnerable against vulnerable opponents, and- it often produces a good result. It's usually a better idea to wait for a slightly better suit, since there's no great advantage in giving the opponents the chance to Inflict a sizable penalty but he ran into another to ruff twice in his own hand, and eventually place the lead in dummy in order to avoid the loss of a second trump trick. He began the process by taRing the ace of clubs and ruffing a club. East discarded a spade on the second round of clubs, so South decided to use the hearts for his second ruff. He' led a heart to dummy's king and ruffed the ten of heart 1 by way of return. By this time it was easy to count the distribution of the East hand. South therefore cashed the queen of spades an-i led out dummy's two top spades, followed by the queen of hearts. East had to follow suit all the time, and South got rid of his last spade. The lead was now in dummy, and East's trumps were caught Iri the middle,. South made the last, two tricks, thus fulfilling his slam contract. OMAHA (* — The teacher assigned students to ' write a one- hundred word news story and allowed five words leeway. , Next day, the daughter of a pub- aa laneu vu iuuuw, llc-schol principal reported to the second round of teacher she was having difficulty knew that he had i with the assignment, couldn't make it fit as to wordage. "You have a little leeway," the teacher reminded. "I know," the girl said. "When I first wrote It, I had exactly 100 words. But after daddy got through typing, it had 149 words." THE NEUROTIC is one who builds castles to the. air. The psychotic is one who lives in them. The psychiatrist is the guy who collects the rent. — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. "DO YOU ever have the feeling that you don't exist?" asks a psychologist. Well, yes, at times when trying to attract the attention of a waitress, or the clerk of a snobbish hotel. — Jackson (Miss) State WEST V98) • 3 + K1087643 SOUTH ' *Q954 NORTH S 4 AK8 V A K Q 10 »96 + AJ3J EAST (D) *J1083 VJ764 *AQ4J +<J «KJ10«7S 48 North-South vu!. Eut South Weot N«rth Pass Pass 3* Double Pass 4 » Pass < 4> Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — V 9 danger. The strange opening bid made It easy for the opponents to bid a slam, that etherise they would surely have missed. North had good, reason to suppose that his pjrtner had a lingleton club. Little else was ne*ded beyond a Little else was n«nm BVJUUU » "I have grown gray In goo a dlumond «uit, bended by king__ _i_ ..a «iwt * »*M «,...H_iH/\b A* MIM% fav fcinflr*aucAQ* re ... 'XiTjt happened, South's mond suit was weaker than that, bu • good play helped him make UD for the slight "stretch" in nil Declarer wea th* ttrat btart Bible Tole Answer to Prtviout Puiilt ACROSS 1 Mountain where Noah's . Ark landed 7 Successor to Mosec 13 Distant 14 Profit* 15 Redacted 16 Legal term 17 Roman bronze 18 Dibble 26 Mrs Johnson, explorer .. ,21 Reciprocation 35 He led the SEggs 9 Capuchin monkey 10 Hawaiian city 11 Rubber trees 12 Bewildered 19 Ampere (ab.) 21 Saucier 22 Animal Jesus rode into , Jerusalem 35 Worm 47 Persian poet 23Compasi point37 Hebrew letter 48 Plexus 24 Bridge holding3B Click-beetle !5 Lichen 39 Legal point 26 East Indian 42 First Jewish woody vine high priest . 27Footp»rt 43 Spoiled child f,»m 29 M«rhor»ndum 44 Withered 30 Level 45 One who 2« rsed, as «*»"'«>•* mimics feather. .32 Smells 33 New star 34 Seasoning 35 Diner 3« Reposer 40 Aroma 42 Set free 43 Scout group (tb.) 4«Kiniof Juo»h 47 Sphere 50 Reiterate . 53 Lodger M Small spic* 57EmbellUhtd 51 Man succinct MApproached , DOWN llUnf. 2 Interpret trri*n<h (It.) 4 Decay SCoruum* tToybtir TOIbtarMi 49 Reared 51 Gbddesi of UM< dawn 52 Drink mad* with malt 54 Native metal 55 Tierra del Fuego Indian

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