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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 7, 1956
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fAGE FOOT BLYTHBV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY; JANUARY 7, MM mi BLYTHBVILLB COURIER NEWS not COURIER mwa oo. R, W. HAINES, Publisher HAKRY A. KAINKB, editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrertlslng Manager Sol* N»«on»l AdwrtWn* Representatives: Wsllaos Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ' Entered as second cltsr matter it the post- office »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- gnu, October 9, mi. " Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier in the city of Blylheville or any iuburb«n town where curler service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. $8.50 per year, $8.50 for six months, 12.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS AM acain another scripture tilth. They shall look OB him wham they pierced.—John 18:37. * * * He who tears down the cross, w»at is there left to lift him to heaven? The'church claiming to be a Christian church is false to the title, If she mane the cross of Christ of none effect.—Herrick Johnson. BARBS You're getting MUM place financially when yon can bout now and then that you've had a boost Panning a husband is one thing, but when the wife uses a skillet it's sometihng else again, '..'.••'"'•.»•'#• * Well bet soon backaches have turned, op kef or* the walk was shoreled than after the Job was completed. .*.*•' * . Now la tht ttmt of year when turkeys who still are strutting around should thank their lucky stars. »' * * Thtre art two kinds of kids—those who forget their rubbers and those who track through the house with them on. Auto Industry Problem While the nation's motormakera were having their greatest year in 1955, with nearly 8,000,000 car* produced, a problem of sorts was building up for them. Depite record sales volume, dealers watched their backlogs of cars more than double in the 12-month span. On January 1,1956, their stocks came to 360,000 cars. Now they total 800,000, having risen 440,000 during the year. Somehow, some way, the manufacturers are going to have to take account of these figures in 1956. If they were to produce and sell just what they did in 1955, obviously the dealers' backlog would climb still further. Either they must press sales upward to absorb some, of these stocks, or cut back production to reduce them. At least a couple of top motor executives, including -Barlow H. Curtice, president of General Motors, foresee a 1956 car production drop from 12 to 15 per cent. One other is more optimistic, looking for a strengthened demand in the months ahead. An output reduced by 12 to 15 per cent, if matched with sales approvi- mating 1955 figures, would allow dealers to cut deeply into their burdensome stocks. Production slashed by perhaps a mere five per cent would just enable dealer to hold the backlog at its present level —r which many consider too high. If these cuts are to be avoided, then dealers must sell many more cars than they did in 1955. Curtice, for one, appears to doubt that this is likely. Even in the year just closed, some dealers went to extremes in offering liberal credit in order to unload the stuff pouring in on them from the makers. This situation was a cause of concern both in industry and government. If credit in 1956 is as a consequence a bit tighter, it may not be easy to push sales to a new high. All the general economic forecasts for 1956 are pretty cheerful industry could cut back more than 10 per cent without having it show in the whole economy. Car-making ramifies widely through many other basic industries which supply ^materials and parts. Should th« cut* takt" place and the economy contact a little, we should k«ep in mi«4, howtw, that this downt ipell rxsMtOB. Th« economy U bound to ftoctttatt WIM from time to time. A 12 ' yir MM rwiueUBB in car output would MNfa T.000,000 ctri in 1156 — Mcond fTMtwt ta our history. Hardly a titua- of hud*. VIEWS OF OTHERS On Minding Your Telephone Manners Newark, New Jersey, is in a mild tizzy because it has learned that telephone calls to and from city employes have been monitored In a check' oh municipal courtesy. This is done as a special service by the company for special fees, and is not considered wire tapping. The telephone employes are trained to watch for the beginning and ending of conversations, and when the survey is finished employes are instructed to their deficiencies'and told how to remedy them. There is a great deal to be said for those correct gents who pick up a phone and say, "This is Frobish, bookkeeping department, speaking," instead of "Yeah" or the even more inane "Hello". But the beginning of telephone conversa- • tions Is not nearly so important as the endings. This may also be divided into quality and quantity. And the quality of an ending: "See you to so importnat as the quantity. There are some people who can prolong a goodbye into an hour's extra conversation: - ' What we would like to see is some telephone instruction on how to cut short these windy bores. This to turn a two-fold problem. Let the phone company come up with a formula A, for getting rid of tiresome marathon gabbers who have you hooked on a telephone line; and B, for getting them out of public pay stations when you are waiting to' make an important call. Perhaps some mechanical device that will-say, "Cut it short, Buster,", at the end of the.first half hour, plus repeating "drop dead" after an hour, might do the trick. On the other.hand, It might not. For these long-winded talkers are a hardy lot. ' - — Hartford Courtna. Tax-lt-Yourself .Hazards We're a trifle skittish about this new do-it- yourself plan for tax filing. The Revenue Department, ^ an alleged effort to save the;time of tax payers and tax department workers, and to give taxpayers a better; idea of income regulaions, is helping filers only on certain days and only when needed. It's been our experience that taxpayers have a pretty good idea of the hazards of making a taxable Income. ' As for the do-it-yourself craze in tax filing,. there is a relative situation. In do-it-yourself carpentry, plumbing, television and radio repair and, general handiwork, we understari4 that the "greatest group of beneficiaries has been the medical profession.' Do-it-yourselfers have boosted considerably the^rate of home accidents. Translated into Ihe labyrinth of tax filing, the foibles of do-it-yourself could throw government finance machinery Into utter confusion. If a do-it-yourself practitioner slices his arm on nothing more dangerous than an eight-inch rip saw, the complications that might set to from tackling tax returns could be of Immeasurably •more danger. We appreciate the demands on a tax worker during the filing period, but we are not sure tax filers are ready for solo flights. The do-it- yourself plan might very well wind up by wasting a lot more time than the present system of assistance. — Shelby (N. C.) Daily Star. About Turkey Shoots Seems like this year there have .been more turkey shoots than to years and The.Gazette wants to set a few folks right on just what is meant by a "turkey shoot", following Inquiries about the practice. A lot of folks have the impression that a. turkey shoot is cruelty to animals—beg pardon, birds, in that a turkey Is' shooed across the path of the gunners and mowed down, so to speak. Such isn't the cue. A turkey shoot is a marksmanship est shooting at targets, the target, being'a bull- eyes. At least this is the general practice in this section. However, in some Instances, a' turkey shoot is put on by using clay pigeons, the to- dividual with the best score winning the turkey as a prize. In explaining Just, what a turkey shoot really is The Gazette no doubt sets at rest the minds of a lor, of people who wanted the humane angle cleared up. This, however, is scant consolation for the turkey which will get it in the end anyway.—Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette. SO THEY SAY Babushka means grandmother in Russian. The babushka is the badge of the Slavic grandmother, and a peasant grandmother at that. Why do our womenfolk persist in wearing babushkas and looking like grandmammas from Minsk? — William J. DoLooze, Jr., Cleveland (O.) hatworks operator. . * * * I could have hit him harder. — Pvt. Willie J. Holden, It, acquitted at court-martial on charges of striking East Berlin cumedlan who called him an American swine. * * * A successful campaign for permanent world peace can only be waged from a position'of relative strength. All Americans have the right to ask — Is this country taking adequate .steps to defend itself against growing Communist aggression? — Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo). * V * I can't understand these (baseball club) owners. .They tell us the government won't let them do this and won't let them do that . . • They're afraid of the Federal Communications Commission, they're afraid .of the Justice Department, they're afraid of the government. Why should that be? I respect the government but I'm not afraid of It. — Bob Feller, American League player representative, * * # I did only as my conscience directed me. I betrayed no one, T RlcViard Tenneson, turncoat Ol k>Mk la tb* U«ltt4 SUU«, "Who Put the Lights.Out?" By ERSKINE JOHNSON ME A Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Behind the Screens: There's a new .wist in Hollywood today on hitch- tag your wagon to a star. Now it's aitch your voice to a star. . Two voices and the music go 'round and 'round and it comes out just fine. Deborah Kerr's warbling was good enough to solo "Whistle A Happy Tune" and "Getting to Know You" in thVlilm version of "The King and I." But for six other wider-ranged Rodgers and Hammerstein tunes in the film she has a vocal "collaborator," concert warbler Marni Nixon. Singing volcesoL^stari nave Peter Edson's Washington Column—' Current Congress Actually Is Just One Big Political Stage By PETER EDSON , NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA) —There are only two schools of thought <in what will happen in the second session of the 84th Congress:. One view is that, ,this being an election year, Congress will pass a lot of new laws' to desperate efforts fc win support of perennially discontented the farmers, labor, •hyphenated-Americans, business, the rich, the poor and taxpayers. The other view is that, thls:being an election year, Congress will do nothing, for fear of making somebody mad. Both points of view recognize the fundamental fact that politics will be the principal business conducted. There are two presidential candidates on the floor of the Senate — Democrat Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and Republican William F, Knowland of California. Watching them, both from his presiding officer's .chair will be Vice President Richard M. Nixon of California, who has, even more at stake than the other two. Behind this trio is a pride of hungry political lions waiting to leap. It includes 50 senators—30 Democrats and, 20. Republicans whose names have been suggested lor the vice presidency. There is no such concentration of vice presidential hopeful: to the lower Hous?. But all the "representatives have to irun for re-election in 1956. Only 32 senators' seats have to be filled—17 Republicans and 15 Democrats. The political overtones will also be heard in the heavy calendar of investigations shaping up. Here the Democrats, have stolen the Republican thunder. The OOP came to town three years ago bent on exposing all the mistakes of past Democratic administrations. But now. the Democrats have taken-over committee chairmanships and are directing probes to show up Elsenhower administration failures. And the Republicans are protesting that it's dirty politics. Sen. Kefauver is set to keep after the Dixon-Yates deal, as well as his juvenile delinquency and black market baby-adoption crusades. Ben. Mike Monroney of Oklahoma is setetlng the stage for a nice probe into civil aviation policy. DuVtag the fall reoeas, Sen. Bllender (La.) has invetigated the farm situation. Sen. Henntogs (Mo.) has investigated the esecurity program. Sen. O'Mahoney (Wyo.) has investigated mergeres and mo- nopolies. Sen. Johnston (S.C.) Has investigated postmasters' appoint ments in Texas. If President Eisenhower decides to run again, the Republicans can ride his coattails as a personality and leader, with less regard to the record made by Congress. But 1 Dee doesn't run, then the GOP record to Congress is all that the Republicans will have to run on and it had better be good. In addition to new proposals on such things as taxes, foreign aid and budget'balancing, the carry over of unfinished business from the 1955 session la sizable. Of 180 principal recommendations to Con gress by President Elsenhower, only haB were enacted. Among the leftovers are inter national trade regulation, soda security amendments, flood to surance, postal'rite revision, the highway program, aid to schools and aid to low-Income farmers. Postponement of the two natlona conventions until August will en able Congress to work »' little later than normal. Sen. O'Mahoney has sponsored legislation to prevent last-minute jams such as occurred at the end of the 1955 session. But with every lawmaker anxious to get home an; campaign, the pressure will be on for an early wind-up. the Doctor Says By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NBA Service I am somewhat astonished at the number of people #ho ask for Information concerning the disorder known as Bell's palsy, because I had always thought this was not a particularly common condition. Perhaps, however, more people! who have it ask for information than those who have other diseases. At any rate, for the benefit of those who have written recently, I am happy to discuss this condition again. Perhaps the best way to start is to explain what is involved in this nerve disorder. There are 12 nerves which come directly out of the brain, and each of these is numbered from one to 12 and has its own name-whlch every medical student has to learn. In the case of Bell's palsy, it is the facial, or seventh, nerve which is involved. This nerve controls some of the skin and muscles of the face. The most striking feature of Bell's palsy Is a paralysis of the muscles of one side of the face Which produces a drooping or sagging of the lip and an inability to close one eye.' As a result, the two sides of the face do not looV alike even when at rest. The difference is more conspicuous - when motions like wrinkling the forehead, smiling or laiigblng are attempted. Also, it may be difficult to close the mouth, and saliva or food may drip out of one corner. Bell's palsy often comes on suddenly and js. associated with a variable amount 'of pnln. The pain may disappear rather abruptly and leave nothing but a mild tingling. A change in sensation to pressure from a prick of a pin is common. The sense of taste over the front portions of the tongue Is often altered. The disorder may be the result of Injury, such as a cut or a gun«not. wound. It may follow the extraction of a tooth, although why this should happen is not well understood. ' 'Infection* of various sorts, es- p*clilljr those In the upper pirn of the rlbse or throat, fremienHv precede the onset of this typo ol paia,ly§is. Certain dlseuti such as mumps, shingles, scarlet fever,or influenza are additional possibllitleSi as are many other conditions, both rare and common. In many cases, however ,a definite cause cannot be discovered. This nerve paralysis is a form of neuritis and, like most other forms of neuritis, recovery is the rule. The outlook, however, depends to some extent on the cause. In : those varieties .which follow an acute infection time is perhaps the best healer. The application of heat around the ear area may be helpful. Active movements of the face in front of 'a mirror are usually recommended. A dentist, who has himself been a victim of Bell's palsy, was kind enough to write of his own experience. He saW that he . obtained considerable benefit from a chron- axie .'test followed by electric physiotherapy treatments. Of course when indicated, these must be given under highly skilled direction. NOWADAYS it Is possible to have breakfast in Los Angeles, lunch to Paris, dinner to Tokyo, and be back in Los Angeles for breakfast the next day. Kind ol monotonous, ain't it? - Kinjsport (Tenn.) Times. • ' NOTHING can get a 12-yeM-old sent into the house to do his homework quicker than throwing a lucky block into his father, age 45, in the backyard football fame. — Florida Times-Union. LITTLE LIZ • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Squeeze Better Than Finesse By OSWALD JACOBT Wrlttea for NEA Service South's bid of four hearts toda; was aggressive, but not really un reasonable. North was known to have strength in clubs and hearts and little else would be needed to give South a reasonable play for game. West can hardly be blamed foi thinking that he was eoing to pun ish this, game contract, but his double cannot really be recommended. When sensible opponents NORTH (D) 7 *KJ2 • QJ87 • J6 • K Q 10 4 WEST CAST AAQ76S *»854 • AS V»2 • K742 » 98 5 3 + AJ 4171 SOUTH 410 VK10S41 • AQ10 + J9SJ Cast-West vul. North KaM Swill West 1* Pass IV Double 2* Pass 4V Double Pats Pais Pass Opening lead—4 A reach a game contract under their own steam you seldom beat them badly by high cards alone. If you know that they are going to run into bsd breaks, a Density double L in order. Otherwise, you wil probably beat them only on* trick at most; and 'hey tomatimei make the contrast. ' '.;..•• West opened CM M* at tp*ds* and promptly cashed Ms other aces and follow* with » Vow trump to order to gtt out of his own .way. K» tbth sat back, « peeling M get t diamond trio* a *« end, ., ' -v, .. •.-.•• Unfortunately for West, however the plot wa* nil too clear t a Routh WMt obviously had the ling of diamond*, so .than was .no Erskine JolitKon IN HOLLYWOOD tisen duBuid by "otfierpeople before. but this is the first time two voices have been blended into one Deborah recorded the songs with Marni standing by as a "sing in," warbling the lines out of the star's range. % The studio says audiences will be unable to detect the voice change. course, is the reason for their thinking. The film industry, it's said, can't make enough top entertainment to keep open all of the theaters now operating. 'The ^Desperate Hours" Influence lingers on. Elizabeth Montgomery, dotter of Bob, will play a school teacher held captive by a killer in a "Warner Bros. Presents" telefilm. : Selected Shorts: Wonder how Marlon Brando's going to feel about it? Biirt Lancaster's press agents will dub him "The Storm In a T-Shirt" as part of the publicity campaign oh his new movle.e "Trapeze." . ' ROX- "Casey Jones, Jr.," telefilm series Is on the planning boards for 1956. Railroad engineers' caps for the kiddies Is .part of a large merchandising plan in the contract wltn Casey's widow and his son. Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, It now can be told, battled tor months with NBC on the subject of "burning themselves out" before signing (hat new five-year. 17,500,000 contract; The network wanted more frequent appearances by the team on home screens. But Dean and Jerry argued that four times a.year is enough, and that's the way the contract finally was written. They will pay all production and other talent costs for the 20 shows out of the 17,500,000. Not In The Script: Joe E. Lewis to a night-club heckler- : "Why don't you go buy a toupee with a built-in brain?" Inside reason for Susan Hayward niilar "Hilda Crane" as her next movie: Too similar to "I'll Cry Tomorrow." Jean Simmons will play the role Instead of Susan The Wltnet: Bob Hope nipped it to a TV audience in London: "If Bing Crosby doesn't work for two days the U. S. Government sues him for non-support. This la Hollywood, Mri. Jones: A Hollywood trade paper reports it: "A film company president, and one who can speak with authority, told the production head of another studio: 'In five years less than 50 per cent of the picture theaters now in operation will be open.' . "The production head answered with: 'I'll make you a bet thai with things cpntinuing as they now are, and there's nothing seemingly to head them off, there will be less than 50 per cent of the cur rently run theaters operating THREE Y^IARS from now.' " Television competition, of In a finesse. Instead. South ran all of the trumps, discarding a low diamond from the dummy. He then cashed the rest of the clubs, ending in the dummy. At this stage dummy had two spades and one diamond and West had to reduce,to three cards. West had to keep two spades, since it was obvious that dummy was about to cash the king. II West had 'blanked his queen, It would fall under dummy's king and the Jack of spades would then be good. Hanee West had to blank the king of diamonds and hope that South would take the finesse As expected, declarer cashed the king of spades in order to discard one diamond. When the .queen ol spades failed to drop, South felt sure that West had only the blank king of diamonds left. He therefore went up with the ace of diamonds, dropping the king, and fulfilling his doubled contract. anne opposite Jose Ferrer's Cyrano in New York a couple of years back, the girl she beat put for the role was a young TV, actress by the name of Grace Kelly. Yup, the same . . . Humphrey Bogart oh Hollywood's current crop of newcomers: . : "They Just don't have any color. They don't make news. You gotta have publicity In this business. Buster OK, After Brush With Death By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD I*)—Back from a brush with death, Buster Keaton says he is.ready, willing 'and able to resume his long career as "the most knockabout comic in the business." : A month ago, he was stricken With internal hemorrhaging. Bushed to the hospital, he was placed on the critical list..His condition was.termed "very grave" for'a number of days. ''".;. Now he'4 up and around, and there's even a smile instead of hii famous dead pah. •"They pumped 10 pints of blood Into me in 14' hours. Ten pints— that's as much as I had in me, so you can see how much I lost. They cut a hole in my trachea so I could breathe and were feeding me intravenously in my ankle. At, one time I had six tubes stuck in me." ' Perhaps the reason for hli amaiing recovery was the fact that he has remained in good physical condition since childhood. Said he: "There's no doubt about It—my father and I had the roughest act In vaudeville." . : He continued his violent routines 'during his long, movie career. Only two months ago, Keaton at M was performing pratfalls on a TV spectacular that woul have Jarred most younger men into insensibility. Despite his Illness, Buster said he will be able to resume his physical comedy. His plans for the future'will be held up until .a final checkup in three or four weeks. Then he plana to resume his TV career. He plans to stay here until late June, when he'll go to work on "The Buster Keaton . Story," which will star Donald O'Connor ,at Paramount. Buster will help on the script and comedy routines. 75 Years Ago In Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Hardawty and sons Fred Whltten and Oscar Jr. have moved'to Memphii to make their home. Mrs. Hugh Whltaltt and daughter Gail of Little Hock are guests of Mrs. Whitsltt's father, F. A. Rob- . Inson. Mrs. J. A. Saliba is recovering from an illness of influenza. Mrs. Russell PhiUlpsJias gone to Rochester, Minn, for'an examination at Mayo Clinic. President's Wife Answer, to Previous Puul* ACROSS 1 First name 7th U.S. president's wife 7 Her husband was — • — . Jackson 13 Interstice H Repeat performance • 15 Boat oar 16 Start anew 17 Masculine appellation 18 City In Oklahoma 20 Man's nickname 21 Small barb S3 Perch IS Writing implements 2S Former Russian ruler 28 Formulate SO Encountered « Ventilate SS Green vegetable 14 Meadow SS Sewing implement SS Mouth (comb. form) 41 Machine part « Conclude MP«nnanM«f Chsrlts Limb ttnodtm 47 Stitch MHtasuNOt cloth 10 CMs up MScmd MGlosi ITCUck-U*U« 19 Assist 39 Ester of oltte 22 Meddle acid 24 Kind of duck 40 Grow mild •> 25 Freebooter 41 Burial plot ' 8 Compaw point!? Bamboolikt « Hinder (DeputyChief grass 49Air riid alarm of Staff (sb.) 29 Contends 48 Stratagem 10 Wakens /SI Story SI Observe 11 Type of fur SSApprosched 52Ever (contr.) 12 Obnoxious 35 Dining S3 Seniors (ab.) plants S7 Abstract belnfSS Knock

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