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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, October 1, 1955
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PAGEFOUB BLYTHF.YII.I.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 1955 .THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKt OOUKIKR NEWS CO. B. W HAINES, Publisher KAART A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Ad»ertieing Muuftr Boll National AdYertiaint ReprewntatlTw: Willie* WlUner Co., N«w York, Chiclgo. Detroit. AtluiU, llemphla. toured u second clui mitter it tht po«t- offlc* »t Blytherllle. Arkansas, under act ot Con, October «, 1917. Member of Tht Associated Presi SOBSCRIPTIOfc RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within i radius o! 50 miles. 18.50 per year, $3.50 for six months, $2.00 (or three months; bj- msil outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per Tear payable in advance. MEDITATIONS For I have kept the ways of the Lord, and have not wickedly departed from my God. — II Samuel 22:22. * * * When thou are preparing to commit a sin, think not that thou wilt conceal it; there is a God that forbids crimes to be hidden.— Tibullus. BARBS We'll bet that at least 10 per cent of the •tuff found in men's pockets and women's pocketbooks is worth saving. * * * Too many who cannot dance, sing or make a •peech do. * » * Somebody made a mistake on a main Ohio highway and put up a detour sign before the real good spring driving weather got here. * * * Yoa only live one*. Mt maybe H'» better tfl jo broke than not to ro at all. * * * . It's no wonder some people get tired, when you consider that 44 muscles are used in talking. Unreconstructed Aggressor China's Communist leaders must at time feel great annoyance at the sweetness and light" campaign being conducted by their Red brethren in Moscow. For it puts the Chinese in an embarrassing spotlight RS the world's principal unreconstructed aggressors. To be sure, the Chinese "Reds are making "gestures of good will" by releasing American civilians they never should have held prisoner in th» first place. But they have not really altered their basic outlook on the Asian situation. There is a very simple reason. Unlike the Russians facing Western Europe, the Communists in China believe they still have a military adva-ntage in Asia, at least in limited sectors. They imagine they can move in these areas without really effective resistance. They profess willingness, of course, to seek strictly political solutions of their claims to Matsu and Quemoy off the Chinese mainland, and to Formosa 100 miles distant. But the only specific proposals they are likely to make are for a complete yielding by the Nationalist. Chinese. Formosa they understand they cannot attack without provoking the United States to war. But they get pretty tough when they mention the offshore islands, for they are sure they have the force to make good their claims if all else fails. Furthermore, in the vital Indochina sector of Southeast Asia, they sense a soft condition among anti-Communist elements. They are confident, again, that the right kind of help—whether subversive tactics or surreptitious military assistance—can be made to pay off by widening the zone of Communist control. Confidence born of such convictions as tliese does not make the leaders of Peiping easily amenable to the quiet tactics of the council table. They are a pretty swaggering lot. And they don't want to lay down the bludgeon so long as they think it might work for them. But their brothers at the other end of the Red axis are making it difficult. If the Soviet campaign goes much farther, the Chinese may be forced in spite of themselves to seek a genuinely softer line. For the alternative might be to alienate seriously the millions of fence- sitting Asians whose cause they profes* to champion. It's a little hard to sell even a small, "just" war when everybody else is for peace. Cyprus Poblem Is fortheU.N. The qutrrel over the future of th« Mediter»n«»n isl«nd of Cyprus began with Briti«n »nd Greece the evident principals. But *« it, waxed, Turkey moved into th* ipotlight, tnd Britain •oon found itself trying to patch up differences between the Greeks and the Turks. Now General Gruenther, NATO commander, and Secretary of State Dulles have appealed to these two NATO members to bury their differences and join once more in the common cause of Western defense. This is not the moment to re-ar^ue the merits of the case Involving Cyprus, whose 500,000 inhabitant? are four fifths Greek and one fifth Turk. But one thing seems clear: no just and equitable solution is likely to emerge from conferences held under the auspices of the British, who control the island and are determined to maintain their rule. Nationalist feelings have been so deeply aroused by the recent meeting over Cyprus in London that violence ha$ erupted in both Turkey and Greece. If this sort of thing is to be avoided in the United Nations should he handed the dispute. Here alone can the delicate problem be given the perspective it requires. Here alone can it be removed from the hands of the quarreling principals and adjudicated fairly. VIEWS OF OTHERS It's That Simple Every twelve months old Father Time swings his scythe and slices another noich in your walking stick. Have you had a birthday lately — or maybe one coming up? After 40 or so, a birthday gets to be serious business. A gentleman is one who remembers a lady's birthday — but forgets which one it is. Unfortunately, the lady is not so lucky with her memory, and each birthday calls for more serious meditation — and it has the same effect on men though they are slower to say so. Someone has .sent along the tombstone inscription — "Beneath thesp stones I quietly He, as you are now so once was I. As I am now, so you will be, prepare youself to follow me." The thing that makes you sort of flinch is the absolute truth of it. The trouble with life is, just about the time you get sense enough to live it, know how to separate shadow from substance, the glitter from the gold, and the thing? permanent from those that perish and pass away — you're a good prospect for the undertaker, with most of your "future" back of you. Happy Is the mnn who learns in time that "Life is R mirror of king and slave. Tis just what you are and do, Give to the world the best you have — and the best will come back to you." It is that simple. — Pierce Harris In Atlanta Journal. Filial Respect, Italian Style Oino Prato had a fast decision to make. But Gino was in this country and his father was in Italy. Oino cabled for advice, received it by return cable and followed it. This is worth recounting because Gino is 55 years old and his father. Giovanni, is 92. Prato is the little Italian shoemaker who ran his winnings on a New York quiz show up to $32.000 with his knowledge of opera and was undecided whether to go for the grand prize of $64.000. His father said no. Now Gino is back in Italy for a visit with hia winnings and he is quite a big man there. "You havp set the whole world on its ears," said the father to Gino. "It was you that helped me, the way you always did," replied the son. As has been said, Gino is a big man in Italy, now (hat he has the equivalent of 20 million Italian lire. But Gino would be a big man anywhere, with or without the money. The filial respect and love lhat he has shown for his father after being separated from him for 33 years nre warm, moving precepts. Tt is a pity that they not more commonly followed. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY We have something here most editors don't have -- time. We Just fool nround until \ve come up with .something we like. — Jackie Wolt. editor of The Atlantian, published for and by the convicts at Atlanta federal penitentiary. We welcome (he Spirit of Geneva, but It has not mtant any basic change In the Voice of America policies. We have not been using any propagandist^ note or difttribe in the radio output to the Soviet Union. — Theodore C. Streibert, director of Voice of America. * * * Wowl I'm all out of Wows; but Wow, anyway I I'm unraveled and it's all over, thank Ood!" — Capt. Richard McCutchcn, Marine who answered $64,000 question. You never pin your flag so tightly to one mast that if a ship sinks you cannot rip it off and nail It to another. — President Elsenhower on the so- called "Indispensable man." The destiny of Japan depends on what the United States does In South Kurea .-.nd Formosa tnd we hope you do not m«ke any mistakes. — Japanese Cabinet Secretary Takizo Matusimioto. * * * We have no evidence lo suggest that closing schools or churches has ever had any direct effect on (Jie course of poliomyelitis. — ur. Fi. Cannot Bley, pediatrblan of Boston. One World Peter Edson's Washington Column — Air Force Academy's Football Team Proves Intriguing Topic DENVER —* NEA >— Ike and • Mamie may have been the No. lj item of conversation in this town a j few weeks ago. But they're now; running second to talk about what; kind .of a football team the new, Air Academy—temporarily housed; at Lowery Air Force base here—j is going to iKivc. j This happer.s to be a touchy! subject to the Air Force because j they're trying to avoid any criti-j oism of too much piiiphnsis on athletics. Alreadv in Washington there have hern n few bombs • dropped in the Pentagon and by ; congressmen on this subject. j In fact, one conercssmen say>; that he intends to investigatej rumors that all last spring the Air j Force had a croup of jet pilots' bu7,zinu arnunri the country recruit- r inir outstanding hi.?h .school football; players. The bis pitch wiis !li>' : hnnor of home n member of the first Air Force Atsidpmv class. I NmUes.s to .s;iy. Academy oifi-j cials deny this, although just about every other Air Forrn offjrrr youi ialk 'to thinks it should linve beonj done, if it. \v:i^n't. ] Amontr (he Air Acadcinv's fir-'; now whittled down to :!%[ young men. 11!7 wore outstanding high school fool ball playc-r^ i\ivL another (50 won varsity letter? in! other sports. Although this fn>t, class is .small, first-yeur rlu.-.sf^ at! Annapolis and West Point do nmj have many more athletes. j it's n cinch thai if Navvj Coaoh Eddie Erdelat/, sine! Anny'^j Earl Blaik got a look at the fast j iMiisry crew of youngsters at prac-1 tice" here they'd be green with j envy. These lads would be thej deliciH of any college coach. j The plan is for the freshman | team to play a few prep schools! or small coi'^ges this year andi mavbe take on more smaller col- k-nes during the next two years. Then, when the present crop of hot frc.-'hnian prospects are, seniors, and after that, the school will move into big-time college competition. Since classes beaan the Academy has lost five students, including a couple of good athletes. It was found that some ot the lads couldn't pass the final physical requirements. And the rest, it was.learned through interviews, really hadn't wanted to come to the Academy in! the first place. They had been! shoved into applying by their par-! ents and were strictly lukewarm j about military careers. I Wisely, Academy officials decid-i ed (bat it would be better for both: parlies if these lads were quietly; permiUrd, to go back to carving a, career in civilian life. However, if the whole business or overemphasizing athletics at the : new Academy ever reaches the stasie of a congressional investigation, the Air Force can produce Brig. Gen. Don Zimmerman, dean of the faculty, and his staff to; convince anyone that education will come first. The fact is, they've come up with some ideas on planning courses: and setting academic standards] which a re likely to be borrowed j by plenty of civilian universities! Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —<NEA1— ExcllH sively Yours: This marriage of Hollywood and TV has given movietown a new name—Confusion. U. S. A. Crazy land, some people say, sums it up even better. The town never was normal even in its halcyon days before home screens. Now it's a mad-house of movie factories making TV shows, telefilm producers making movies, hve TV networks financing tele- films, and big; live video shows overrunning inadequate s t a c e space while many major studio sound stages stand empty. ! don't mind the bedlam and the snake-pit hysterics but keeping up with things Is like riding a guided missile side-saddle and just as dangerous. Like Angela Lansbury and Raymond Burr starring in a new movie titled "Please Murder Me" for TV producers Jack Gross and Phi! Krasne. Like one-time Warner star Irene Manning becoming a home screen commercial spieler like Beity Furness. Like Exhibitors yelling for "new faces" and Daily Variety, in a poll, proving that old faces are "better than ever" at the box office. Only yesterday, it seems, I was writing about the slick Mr. and Mrs. team of George and Alice Gobel. Now it's bigamy yet. George dumped Jeff Donne!! as his ever- lovin' and when the character of Alice pops up from time to time on his show different "name" movie stars, says NBC, will play the role. Gig: Young's new contract at Wainer Bros, fits nicely into the confusion. As host of the studio's weekly telefilms, Gig's contract permits him to make MOVIES. Only yesterday stars were battling studios to make TV appearances. Only yesterday there was no TV show, 'either, titled "Hollywood Backstage." Now NBC-TV has one. And where does it come from? From New York. Naturally. before long. There's going to be heavy emphasis on teaching English. And it's not going to end after each English class. A man's grade any course, political science chemistry, will depend in part on his use of proper English during recitations and on exams. They've come up with a new Jded to ciiinax the extended history, political science and economics courses taught during the first three years. In their senior years students will be formed into groups which will take up specific national and international issues. A' whole year will be' de-} voted to report?, studies and analyses of these issues. The same idea is being applied t<, the sciences. In their senior year the men will be put, into groups to design a complete aircraft, for example. The men who showed .special aptitude for power-plant engineering will have to design the engine for the plane. And so on. General Zimmerman's staff be- iieve that this teaching technique will give students a sense of completeness .about . their, education, not experienced by al college graduates in civilian universities. The ultimate goal is to give graduates a broader outlook life than most military men now enjoy. In addition to these new curriculum theories there will be heavy use of such practical teaching methods as small classes and teaching with TV. Boos, whistles and catcalls from the audience greeted three commercials from neighborhood mer lead the nine right back to bring the suit, in very easily. If West; plays a low club i as he would in this case', you must finesse dummy's nine. You aren't worried about losing! that finesse of the nine. If East: is able to produce a club, there) will be only one club out, which can be picked up later or by dummy's king. If East cannot follow suit, the finesse of the nine will} win and will be vital to the success of the play. Only one possibility remains. What if East rather than West has .the four clubs headed by queen-ten? In that case, West will discard when you lead toward the king-nine. The situation is then clear, so you go up with the king of clubs and leac another cluo back towards the jack. chants on the screen of * Westwood, Calif., theater. On* wild-eyed patron told off the manager: "We don't mind commercial! on our TV screens but we don't expect them when we pay $1,25 for •> theater Urket." Theater owners have no rebuttal to that argument. Ear Witness: Marion Marlowe'c warbling at the Beverly Hilton puta her in the $200,000 income tax bracket for 1955 . . . It's 37 years of marriage for the Bud Abbotts, who cla im Hollywood '5 shortest engagement. They met at a party and became Mr. and Mrs. 24 hours later . . . Phil Harris and Walter Brennan, on location in Albany. Ga., for "Good-bye, My Lady," practically stopped a high school football game there. They took turns leading the school band! . . . The Macrionald Carys, expecting their sixth child, are building another wing on their Beverly Hills home. I-love-a-mystery dept: Has Shirley Booth's next movie. "Route 66," been canceled or postponed? Slick Line of dialog in "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes," in which Alan Young plays a character named Charley Biddle. Says Biddle or. why he Wants to be a success: "I want people to say, 'There goes Charley Biddle' instead of "There goes Charley Biddle. thank heavens.' " Gene Autry's cringing at the thought of his early Republic westerns being seen soon on TV. Says Gene: "They were made almost 20 years ago when Hollywood slapped heavy make-up on everyone, even cowboys. In some of those pictures I look like I've got more lipstick than Hazel Bishop." The H'ltnet: Jack: Durant says it: ' Anatomy is something which everybody has but looks better on Marilyn Monroe.' 1 Now it's the S64.000.000 question! Only Dean Martin and Jerry LewiS were kidding 'in a murderous satire on their return to NBC-TV. Jerry was the contestant trapped in the pressure cooker while Dean asked the questions. Lionel Hampton, explaining the difference between swing and bop: "It's like the difference between keeping time and doing time." 75 Years Ago In S/yt/iev///e the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Sen-ice By E.DWIX P. JORDAN, M.D. There .seems to be a tremendous amount, of excitement on the .subject, "Why children don't earhcT smd butter than ihc-y do " I haven't the slightest intention nf getting in the bitter controversy which is my inc. Kveryone set'm.-; 10 be blaming someone or ^ome- thinp else for the failure of our children to read as much and as well a.> their elders would like them to do. The only question which c;;n properly be di.scii::sed here is what part, fu'uftii h:is to do with reading' disabilities in children. An excellent symposium on tins subject iippouriHi recently in one of the medical journals in California . The participants seemed agreed that the problem was, not at all a new one and thai in most tnslances there are several causes and contributing factors involved. It was pointed out that a hearing defect in a child might well result in reading difficulties. There are likewise some disorders of the eyes, including simple deficiences in vlsiml acuity and a few other comparatively uncommon visual] defects, which may interfere with taarmmf (o rend. Di-sordfiv? n! organs oi' souse, however, are relatively rasy to and cannot often lie blamed as the only cause of failure or delay in lenrr.iiig to rend. One of the speakers, in purlieu* Inr, emphasized the fac! thnt emotional and social maladjustments are quite common among children with reading disabilities. Lenruing to rend involves rather complicated mental processes mid it is not surprising that severe emotional difficulties In early childhood may delay or interfere with reading. Although emotional dlsluvbnncot cannot always be considered the cause of slow reading, If n child docs have difficulty, such problems as the adjustment of (ho child In ihr home, in his social life mnd at school should bo Investi- gated. If, after two years of schooling, it child is failing to learn 10 read it was suggested that a comprehensive diagnostic study be made both of possible physical factors and for emotional problems. Specific physical disorders responsible are not often found, though they may occur. In general, the conclusion from this and other studies of the subject would seem to indicate that cooperation between the parents, schoolteachers and administrators, physicians and psychologists offers much more hope of solving individual child's reading problems than the present widespread attitude of trying to place the blame on some person or system "YOU USED to say I was all the world to you." "Yeah, but I didn't know much about geography then." — Atlanta Constitution. REMARKS and conversation about the weather would be decreased 80 per cent if nobody would mention It unless something good could be said about It. •— Cincinnati Enquirer. LITTLE LIZ [ nwn would rtgord forger ! let-dawn. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bidding and Play Must Be Proper By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Today's hand was bid very en- eregtically and properly to a sound slain contract. The only problem was to play it properly. Declarer naturally went right up with dummy's ace of spades at the first trick and tried the trump finesse. If the trump finesse had NORTH (D) 1 4AQ953 V Q32 « A6 + K95 WEST EAST 4764 4KJ102 r 7 WK85 » K9843 »J 10752 * QIC 8 3 #7 SOUTH *8 V A J 10 914 + AJ642 North-South vul. Norta .IMI Soutk W«t 14 Pas' 2 V Pan 3 V Fan 4 * Pass 4 » Pass 5 * Past 6V Past Past Paw Opening lead—* T lost, he'd have plnyed the clubs optimistically by leading to the king and finessing the Jack. Since the trump finesse succeeded, however. South drew three rounds of trumps and proceeded to play the clubs pessimistically. Kvi.ry good bridge player should be familiar with the proper play of the clubs If the situation permits the loss of on* trick. The correct play Is to take the ace first and then lead toward the king- nine. If West plnys the len or queen, you can win with the king and — The bidding has been: North Fast South West 1 Heart Pass 1 Spade Pass 1 NT. Pass ? You. South, hold' 4AJ10832 ¥62 *JI03 *5 2 What do you do? A—Bid two spades. This bid decs not show a. hand with which you hope to reach game, but merely a hand that will play better at spades than at no-trump. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 4.AQ982 VQ763 +K102 42 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow There may be a Law against, shooting an eagle but- what would you do if you saw an odd looking bird casting his eyes on your chickens? C. J. Little shot a large eagl» perched on the roof of his house. Thinking the bird was a chicken seeking hawk, he shot It. Large enough to carry off a young pig. the eagle measures five feet and two inches wing spread . Because it has been many years since an eagle has been seen in this part of the country. Mr. Little plans to have the bird preserved and mounted. Like most of the numerous bridge clubs in the city, the Tuesday Bridge Club, one of the oldest, will resume its meetings this week. Mrs. M. A. Isaacs will be the hostess. BOOKKEEPER — How can I enter the missing amount the cashier ran off with. Auditor — Just put it under "running expenses." — Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun. JUDGING from wide comment, including our own, Harry Truman's most recent offensive was that. — St. Louis Globe Democrat. 28th U.S. President Answer to Previous Punl* ACROSS 1 28th U.S. President, Wood row 7 His first wife, Ellen Axson, died in the White House 13 Interstice 14 Church festival 15 Units of ammunition 16 Pilots 17 Abstract being g] 181tis(contr.) n Hops' kiln 20 Harden 21 His second wife also served as White Houst DOWN 1 Merchandise 2 Press 3 Romanian coins 4 Male child 5 Aged 6 Birds' homel 7 Abate 8 Cereal grain 9 Employ 10 Followers 11 Withered 12 Formerly 19 Possessive pronoun 29 File 45 Broad-topped 30 Swiss measure hill 25 Peels 28 Showed contempt 32 Turn 33 Chest rattle 34 City in Nevada ' 35 Bridal path 36 Sketchert 40 Victim of leprosy 41 Diplomatic agreement! 43 Atlantic (ab.) 46 Footed vane 47 Civet (Scot.) 50 His first name was 93 Bridge holding 56 Mott domesticated 57 Nullified M He was 28th President of the United 69 S-ift river current* 31 Forest 47 Mohammedan creature judge 35 Entire 48 Frosted, 37 Symbol for as a cake samarium 49 Scatters, 38 Has faith in, as hay 23 Compass point 39 Steamer (ab.) 51 Encountered 24 World 42 Penetrate 52 Peer Gynl'i 43 Pewter coins mother of Thailand 54 Note in 44 Demonstrative Guide's seal* pronoun 55 Clamp 25 Brazilian state 26 Asseveratt 27 Torn V w w w W

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