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PAGE IDC BLYTHBVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher CARRT A, HAINBS, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising .Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, Entered u Mcond class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October •, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any luburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within » radius of SO miles, $6.50 per year, $3.50 lor six months, S2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS He mocketh at fear, and Is not affrighted; Btlther turntth ht back from the sword. — Job Pear is a dagger with which hypocrisy assas- ilnates the soul.— R. G. Ingersoll. BARBS Keep out at drafts 'cause a swett disposition b no match at mil (or a bad cold. * * * Wives of men who eat peas with a knife probably think social security is a large flop. •* * * The cMt of living isn't half as bad if you live your life so that it's worth It. * * * A Tennessee man, caught after a jail break, laid he Just wanted some fresh air. Fumigation Blight solve the problem. * * * Row can w« My that talk is cheap when the two words, "I do," can cost a man at least half of what he earns? Another Tight Contest In all the guessing over whether or not President Eisenhower will run again, It has tended to be forgotten that a tight etruggle will also be waged this year for control of the next Congress. Democrats of course hold both houses now, and are favored to retain command. This is the experts' view even if Mr. Eisenhower stands for re-election and thiif gives congressional candidates whatever boost they can get from his popularity. Recapturing control is an especially difficult task for the Reepublicans in the Senate. To be sure, the Democrats' present edge "is slim—49 to 47. A net gain of one would switch control, if a Republican vice president had meantime been elected and was prepared to preside over the upper chamber. But the battle prospects do not give advantage to the GOP. Thirty-three seats are at stake in November. Of these, eight are in the solid South and are conceded in advance to the Democrats. The other 25 represent the fighting ground. Yet of the 25, only eight are now held by Demcorats and thus subject to GOP capture. The other 17 are already Republican and must be defended. This gives the Democrats a bit more .than twice as many chances as the Republicans have to pick up Senate Seats in 1956. To cite just a few spots out of the 17, where Republicans may have trouble keeping what they've got, look at Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Colorado. In Ohio, Democratic Gov. Frank Lausche, who previously had announced as a favorite son candidate for president, entered the lists for his party's Senate nomination. In the likely event he Wins it, he'll be a very tough opponent for GOP Senator Bender, who barely squeaked by in 1954. Sen. James H. Duff, a vigorous 72 and a popular votegetter, nevertheless may find the going hard if his Democratic adversary is, as expected, former Mayor Joseph Clark of Philadelphia. Should ailing Senator Milikin, Colorado Republican, be unable to make a strong campaign, he would be severely handicapped in a state often touch-and- go. And Maryland's GOP Sen. John M. Butler at this state is not even sure of his party's nomination. Whoever wins might encounter strong Democratic opposition in another spot hard for the Re, publicans to hold. Democrats, on the other hand, may •M their GOP opponents pressing particularly dote in Washington, Oregon, ,* N«w York and Nevada. If Republican Governor Langlie ran ; jfta Waahinfton against Senator Magnu'.-, .''•••, the nee would be a tois-up. If J Om«t'« Governor Patterson decided to iffbMk Stn. Wayne Morse, Democratic con- hit l*»t election u a Repu- blican, the latter would be no shoo-in. The Democratic incumbent is pulling out in Nevada, upping GOP chances. And New York's Democratic Senator Lehman can't be considered a cinch if the Republican candidate is a fairly big name. Republicans have an uphill fight for Congress in 1956. They might scrape by in the Senate, only to discover they'd lost the House. The country then would have a split legislature, an even less happy prospect than the present party division between Congress and the White House. VIEWS OF OTHERS Scott and the Lady Fingers The unremitting fascination of Bill Whitley, Kerr Scott's secretary, with what goes into the senatorial stomach has begun to give us a queasy. if not greasy, feeling in our own breadbasket. In his "Washington Reports" Mr. Whitley seems to be obsessed to the point of gluttony in preserivng Mr. Scott's "country boy" reputation. On just one page of the current report Mr. Whitley manages, to associate the.senator with country ham, grits, hard-fried eggs, barbecue, chitterlings, hush- puppies, cornpone and cornbread, and, moreover, to imply that a pall of ignorance blankets the whole.state of Iowa because Sen. Scott's alleged queries about these items on a visit there failed to produce a state fo chop-licking ecstacy among towans the senator encountered. Mr. Whitley, of course, has the assistance of working reporter in building a wall against any sneaking suspicion that Mr. Soott has gone over to the silk-stocking crowd. Then senator may have nothing to say when he's home in North Carolina but never are we deprived of knowing that for breakfast he- had country ham, grits, redeye gravy, biscuits and a black cigar. The Eisenhower heart has throbbed in news stories for the last several; weeks but beside the Scott stomach it is reduced to a vestigial remain. We share the senator's liking for country cooking. But we have observed that people who have it to eat do very little talking about it, and, therefore, we would not be a bit surprised to learn that Mr. Scott has gone to the city and • developed a taste for tutti-frulttl, lady fingers, crepe suzettes and pheasant-under-glass. As for Mr. Whitley'a reports we're going to chase them in the future with a mite of "baklh lody."—Charlotte (N.C.) News. Toward Same Goal A $25,000 limit on the amount of price support did for a single farm, is one of the proposals favored by Secretary Benson. This kind of limitation, urged by some farm leaders, would not necessarily rule out the possibility of. adopting Senator Kerr Scott's plan for a sliding scale of price supports. The Scott plan, which would maintain high-level supports for the bigger farms, probbaly could be taken up and the $25,000 limit added to it. Secretary Benson, of course, Is a Republican appointee, and Senator Scott is a professional Republican-hater. It is not too likely that Republican and Democratic suggestions will be combined, particularly with national elections coming "up next year. But even in the bitterest controversies, usually It is possible to find some "areas of agreement" If there is a desire on both sides to do so. One such possible area of agreement seems to be the desirability of a limit on the total price supports available to any one farming operation. The troubles of farming are shared by Democratic and Republican farmers alike. A farm plan that works well benefits them both, and one that fails is of little help to either. It would not even be legal to set up one kind of farm plan for Democratic farmers and another kind for Republicans. Under these circumstances, it seems quite possible for Democrats and Republicans to Work out something together, or for both to accept proposals that have merit, whatever their source may be. — Lumberton (U. C.) Robesonian. Fantastic? Remember all the jeering Henry Wallace took only a few years back when he was so rash as to predict the day when fifty million people in this country would have jobs? It was lambasted as fantastically visionary. But November saw 64,807,000 holding jobs — that's a new high for the month and 2.6 million over the same month a year ago. But it is down 86,000 from October, attributed to the regular seasonal drop in factory employment. Time — and statistics — do change, don't they? — High Point (N. C.) Enterprise. SO THEY SAY I like to study hard, and in America you are free to do so even if you have no money. It was not like this in China. — U. S. Army Pfc. Wing 0. Lee, 23, gives his reason for wanting U. S. citizenship. # * » The future (health of President Elsenhower) rests in the laps of the gods as it more or less does with all of us. With average luck and common sense care it Is possible for the President to live for years and be fully active. — Dr. Paul White, heart specialist. # # * I am always glad to have my name associated with that of former President Truman. — Oov. Averell Harriman in reply to remark attributed to President Eisenhower that the New York governor is a "Park Avenue Truman." # * » The thinking voter is going to vote to keep the party of peace and prosperity in power, why would they vote to go back to Trumamsm and w«sM ind high taxes? - Rep. Richard M. Simp- ion (R-Pa), chairman, OOP Congressional Campaign Committee. No Trouble at A Getting Out of Bed These Days Peter ft/son's Washington Column — National Budget Estimates Start That Traditional Third Year Climb By PETER EDSON NEA. Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The Eisenhower administration is now suffering from third year growing pains. They afflict practically every new administration in mid-first term. A new team pomes to' town all steamed up about economy. Department heads vie to show how much they can cut expenses and get the goverment out of business. Then as the bureaucrats get their chairs worn down to fit their contours, they gain some knowledge of the problems they have to deal with. They see things that ought to be done. That they cost a few millions or billions becomes Incidental. So out they go to make over the nation. There has never been anything like the official leaks on next year's budget that have come out of Washington in recent days. It amounts to a rivalry among Cabinet officers* to see who can announce advance plans to ask Congress for more money in the next fiscal year. Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson in open press conference announced a one billion dollar increase in his budget — to a total of 35.5 billion dollars next year. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles compounded congressional consternation by clearing up the confusion over .what next year's foreign aid request will be. It calls for increased appropriations of 3.1 billion dollars — to 4.9 billions — though all of this won't be spent next year. Department of Agriculture is still trying to put its new farm aid program together in final form. But the six-point plan outlined by Sec. Ezra Taft Benson will call for increased appropriations of at least 500 million dollars. Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeksi'after a conference with the President,- announced that the administration was leaning, towards a 25-billlon-dollar, 14-year highway program, This would mean increased spending at the average rate of 1.8 billion a year. The plan calls for financing this on a pay-as-we-go basis. So it may call for special taxes and not affect next year's budget balancing. Secretary of Health Education and Welfare Marlon B. Folsom says he will ask for a mere 25 to 30 million dollars for more medical research. He will also recommend "a considerable increase" over the previously proposed 67 million dollars federal aid for education In each of the next three years. All these spending plans add up to a possible three to four billion dollars Increase in next year's budget. When Secretary Folsom was asked If his Increases could be made and the budget still be bal anced, he said, "Sure." Bis ex planation was that. Increased tax collections under the current bust ness boom 'would permit increased spending. ~" There are no good estimates yei on next year's tax collections. While most of his Cabinet colleagues have been loose-lipped about what, they wanted to spend, Sec. of the Treasury George M. Humphrey has been tight-lipped on what he expects to collect from the taxpayers. His es timates will be released in the President's January budget message. In the memory of ihe oldest 'inhabitants, budget estimates have always been kept top secret. All the leaking this year could be by design, to prepare Congress anc the public for the worst. But government information officers deny there has been any general directive, authorizing leaks.' One other explanation could be that with the boss still on the sick list, the department heads have taken matters into their own hands. As one official puts it, maybe hop- Ing that the convalescing President Won't see what they put out, or won't say anything about it if he does. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Serrlc* Fear of th': unknown or tha unexpected probably causes more mental distress than the actual experience of some illness,' accident or disaster. Furthermore, it is when some emotional blow overwhelms us that panic is likely to take over. Both of these human qualities must be taken into account in our attitude towaii the world we live in. No matter how much we should prefer to ignore them we must, therefore, face the problems of civil defense. What can happen to us in the event of an atomic, thermonuclear, chemical or biologic attack by an enemy seems all too true. It is certain, also, that civilians, in . the event of enemy attack, will no longer be protected by absence from the front lines In fact, women and children, and report immediately to his civil de fense assignment. Should this no be possible, then he should report to the nearest medical installation. If an attack came without warning, one should take cover immediately. Looking at the brillianl flash should be avoided, since this might well cause blindness. If in a cur, and no other shelter is avail able, the car should be stopped at the curb, all windows closed, radio left on, and the occupants should lie on the floorboard. Clothing may be important in lessening the danger of severe or even fatal burning. Loose-fitting white clothing gives more protection than, tight-fitting garments. practically unbelievable—but it is Steel walls, concrete and; even earth provide a good deal of protection, depending on their thickness and distance from the explosion. The foxhole type of shelter has great value, except A STITCH to time saves nine, but.try to find a young woman today who knows how to stitch. — Hawkinsville (Oa.) Dispatch and THERE IS » new report that hate of the Russians is increasing in the satellite countries. Such reports are insignificant, unless they are concocted by reporters on a dull day for news. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call: men too old or too ill to.fight, may; when the bomb explosion occurs be subjected to attack even before directly overhead. the armed forces. As pointed out recently In a prominent medical journal, California Medicine, plans for civi! defense and understanding of what should be done in the event of serious attack is the responsibility of everyone and not Just a few planners at the top or a handful of physicians who have made themselves familiar with the problems. Physicians, It is true, would have hundreds of thousands of injured to care for if an atomic or thermonuclear attack were made on a lartse Industrial area. The responsibility for care would rcst.i to a large degree, on physicians' rushed In from other areas, since doctors In an attack region are no more Immune to death or Injury than any oilier residents of the area. Although it is appalling what physlslans would have to do under such circumstances, and what dlf- Icult choices they would have to moke, It Is also important for everyone to have some knowledge of what steps to take to Increase .he chances of survival and to avoid panic. If an attack with atomic or thermonuclear explosives occurret with warning, every adult should LITTLt LIZ • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Lo§« Trick to Gain Contract By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service An opening bid of two no- .trump shows balanced distribution, stoppers in all four suits, and a count of 2S to 24 points; The responder should work towards 'a game contract with anything 'more than I points. In today's hand, with 6 points, North properly raises immediately to three no-trump West opens the jack of hearts, and South's first step is to counl his tricks. He has eight - tricks in top cards. It- doesn't take long to decide that tha clubs are-the main NORTH » *84 'VKS «8542 4 K 10853 WEST EAST 4Q953 AJ108 VJ1S8 VQ9843 4-Q10 «K98 *J763 494 SOUTH (D) AAK73 VA72 4AJ73 + AQ North-South viil. South W«t North- Ewt 2 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pau Pass Pass Openinf lead—V J hope for the hand, It's very tempting to win the first trick with the. ace of hearts, cash the ace and queen of clubs, and then go to dummy with the king of hearts in order to lead the king of clubs. As the cards lie, however, the Jack ot clubs would not drop and the suit could not be established in time: The correct line of pity to to win the first trick with ton M* of hearts, csah the at* of eluta, but then overtake the quere at clubs with dummy'* Unc. When the nine of elubi drops, It Is very easy to lead 'he Un of club* and give up a trick to «h« Jack. Dummy regain* the lead with the king of heart* in order M ctsb UM r*at £ rskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSK.INE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) —: Close- ups and Lonsshots: The big debate of 1955 — movies vs. television- wound up the year with a blaze of wordage from a home-screen producer who was quickly answered by a nettled movie executive. Unieia movlei "wake up, TV la going to absorb control of their entire biulneM," predicted Wortb- Ington B. Miner, producer of iwo hit TV show*, "Medlo," and "Fron Uer." , Said'Miner: "Thirigs are moving so rapidly that either the major studios or TV will assume dom. inance., My feeling is that the stu- dlos appear unaware and unappreciative of it, but TV has revolutionized story telling. We tell our story with fewer and longer, scenes. There Is more mature and finer entertainment today on TV thari Hollywood ever offered." WILLIAM PERLBERG, prodUO er of such, movies as "The Country Girl" and "Little Boy Blue," was quick to answer. "He's Imagining things," said Ferlberg. "It would be illly," he argued back, "to argue that TV has not changed the face of the entertainment business and that it la not doing fine things. But the two businesses are separate and will essentially remain that way. "Although we will be making fewer pictures, they will be Increasingly distinguished and o ur medium will always retain first command of the outstanding talents in every. creative field." Next year — more of the same' But with competition between Hollywood and TV growing fiercer than ever, the public will reap the harvest, of better-than-ever entertainment In both mediums. THE WITNET: There's a large alrview photograph of Bob Hope's home framed on the wall of his den. Beneath is the legend: "Be it ever so humble there's no place like a DC-6." ... A Hollywoods- man said it: "I was married once but it didn't work out. Everywhere I went I kept bumping Into my wife." This Is Hollywood. Mrs. Jones: The Santa Glaus on the roof of a Hollywood restaurant every night during the holidays was movie actor Jack Mower. By day he worked as a villain In a movie western! Not In the script: "I like him personally — and believe me, that's a tough way to like him." Since the opening of Disneyland in July, Walt Disney Production stock has dropped almost 28 points. It's an eyebrow lister. These-modern-movles note: Remember when the hero and heroine galloped off together into the sunset, There's still a sunset in "Written on the Wind," but Bob Stack and Lauren Bacall fly Into it in his private DC-3! SELECTED SHORTS: William Holden and -Tane Russell won the Hollywood Women's Press Club of the clubs. This line of play succeeds, as we have seen, If the nine of clubs drops. It will also work if the Jack of. clubs drops doubleton or If the clubs are 3-3. In'either of these cases South will make only four club tricks where normal play would produce five tricks, but his play makes sure oi the contract at the expense of an unimportant overtrick. If one of the opponents happens to have four clubs headed by the jack-nine, 'the recommended line of play will probably cause South to go down two tricks. In this case, however, South was never going to make his contract. It doesn't hurt to go down one rxtaT trick, undoubled, in order to make the best play for a game contract. award as the year's most cooperative actor jnd actress ... . Diana Lynn's dating Agent Henry Wlllson., They were engaged before she dls- covered Andy McLaglen, son oj Vic . . . MQM's film version of "Teahouse of the August Moon" will be filmed entirely on location in Japan. Stars Marlon Brando, Glenn Ford and other members of the cast call in February. , The Roxy Theater in Menno, S.D., Is auctioning off 350 pounds of ham every Saturday night to help solve the farm "problem." It isn't the first time, though, that there has been ham at the movies . . . Westerns, gangster dramas and war stories, in that order, have dominated movies for the last 40 years. A survey~put the three categories in 65 per cent of all films. Sudden thought: Trouble with big screens Is what they da to small ideas., Uncle Miltie Weary of Big TV Schedule By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD «t—Milton Berle, once almost a one-man TV Industry, wants to cut his' schedule of appearances even further than the 13-a-year he is doing now. "I'm beat," he confessed ash* rehearsed for his Tuesday night telecast. "I want to slow down for two reasons: "Hie doctor says I've got to get more rest; I want to have a normal social life. ''Right now I have two weeka between the show and when I have to start rehearsals •.gain. But that doesn't mean i a thing. I have to be working on material and lining up talent. "Talent is a real problem. Many of the good names are tied up with other commitments. The one* you really want are up in the 125,000 class. That gets a little rugged. You can't stop progress,.but I can remember when my first show cost $15,000—and that Included actors, script, lights, costumes and network time. Now my show cost* $332,000!" Berle has been fighting ill health and Phil Silvers all season. The latter's show, upset the Berle supremacy on Tuesday for the first time In TV history this season, but Milton has fought his way back on top. He has done this with the Berle standby—the review. • Having- done 39 shows annually for his first five years in the medium, Berle cut down to. 30, 26 and M in following years. This season.it is 13. He's supposed to do the same next season, then wind up his contract as a performer with six shows a year for two years. After that, he can sit out the rest of his fabulous 90-year deal with NBC. THE MAN of the hour is one whose wife has told him to wait, and, "I'll be there In Just a minute." — Elberton (Oa.) Star. 75 Years Ago In Blythuyille Ernest Halsell, who has been quite mat Walls Hospital, is now much .improved. John C, McHaney underwent an operation at Walls Hospital this morning. Miss Athanel Whitworth and Miss Eutopia Whitworth entertained with a dinner party Saturday night at their home in compliment to Mrs. Clint Caldwell Jr., a recent bride. Mrs. Claude F. Scroggln Jr. of Memphis is spending this week here with her mother, Mrs. Louise Strackle. -^ 1 World Travel Aniwtr to Prevlou* Punto ACROSS 1 Angeles, California 4 Thailand 8 Persian ruler 12 Popular English beverage 3 Feeling 4 Of the sun 5 Persia 6 Places of worship 7 Encountered 8 Orgy 9 Secrete 13 Heraldic band 10 Wing-shaped 14 Heap 11 Hails 15 Moral offense 16 Recent 18 Region ot Italy 20 Foretellers 21 River in Switzerland 22 Grade 34 Specks -.- 3S Domestic ila< n To and — SONtwipaper executive 32 By-pan 34 Slacker 35 Comt forth 38 Sea ITBowi 39 Headland 40Intxc«M 41Attean iiland 41Eattnitool 45 Sloped 41 Talks 51 Brazilian . macaw 52 Poker itik* M Comfort IWS 23 South American mountain! 24 Remove 25 Scent 26 Mistake 27 Intercept 2» floor 4ICont»iMr» coverings 42 Glance over 29 Mineral rocki 43 Corn bread 31 Wife of Paris 44 Atop 33 Mortis* and 46 —-' majesty 47Cityin 38 German city Pennsylvania 40 Changes 48 Facts position jo Soviet citizen NBcfiDMii DOWN Ilndun I

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