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PAGE SIX BLYTHEV1LLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 10,19l» THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS CO, H. W. HAINM, Publisher BARRY A. RAINES, Editor, AssisUm. Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bale National Advertising Representatives: Wtlltw Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. _ _ Entered is second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas; under act of Con. October t. mi. _ ___ Member or The Associated Press _ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any aubuiban town where carrier service is maintained, 35c per week! By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $«.50 per year, »1.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months; by mail outside 60 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. _ MEDITATIONS But they like men hare transgressed the covenant: there hare they dealt treacherously against ne.—Hotel 6:». * * * There is no knife that cuts so sharply and with such poisoned blade as treachery.—Ouida. BARBS An Indiana man k seeking a divorce because hii wife nuke* him do the laundry. He's too old to play on a scrub team. # * * An intoxicated man wrecked his trailer, show- Ing how drink can break up a home. # * * Walking to cold, dry weather If good for the health only when you are careful not to get run 40WB. # * * All things come to those who wait—after the folks who hustle are through with them. . * * * When baby chicks grow up big enough to lay tggt, it's no wonder they no longer say "cheap, cheap." Path to Chaos Hard as it may be for the free world to believe, the French have managed to replace, an unstable government with with an even less stable one. One might fairly say of the general elections that the political irresponsibility which'more and more has become m hallmark of France is now enthroned. The extremists of left and right have gained at the expense of the moderates, neither of whose two coalistions is strong enough alone to govern France. The Center-Right group headed by outgoing Premier Edgar Faure, which led the polling must find some means of going with former Premier Mendes- France's Center-Left group if the French are to have a government at all. Certainly these rival alignments are not going to get any help from the Communists or the newly formed rightist party of Pierre Poujade, fiery antitax crusader. The Reds, who had 94 seats in the last assembly, gained more than 50 additional this time and are the strongest single party in France. Their gains should be treated with some caution, however. Under a rigged election law, other parites put up many joint tickets in the 1951 election to pool their strength and beat Communist entries. So the Reds had proportionately fewer seats than their earlier vote normally would have given them. This time there was no ganging up, and Communists won seats they were squeezed out of before. This is of course small consolation to those hoping for stability in France. What counts in the end is the Communists' power, especially in company with the surprising Poujadists, to hamstring effective government in a nation looked to as a key link in the chain of Western defenses. Poujade, a small-town bookseller, ex- stevedore and ex-soccer player, has brought the rough and tumble of the waterfront and soccer field to a political movement that grew from a shopkeepers' war against the tax collector—traditional symbol of evil to the individualistic provincial Frenchman. Using every demagogic device in the ' bag, and a few new ones, he has raced •bout France converting tax rebels into political supporters. With violence as an avowed political tactic, he cut a big enough swath to capture some 50 seats— th*n twice the wildest forecasts—in the new assembly. That a 34-year-old political nobody N oould make such strides with no platform and no program except negative op- pHition to everything and everybody is Mrhapa perfectly symptomatic of what •JJa France politically. • Franc* today items not very far from pobit whan all th« power groups in •Mafary Will checkmate each other, leaving none able to govern. Since this evidently is the goal of millions, possibly such a result is inevitable. But if it is, so is the final decline of of France as a world power. Tragic to tell, there is little enough left of that power now. With irresponsibility run rampant in the Jan. 2, elections, the crucial blow may have been dealt. Crude, But Colorful One by one, the old breed of political bosses has passed from the scene. First there was Ed Kelly of Chicago, then Ed Flynn of New York's Bronx. Now it is Frank Hague of Jersey City, who once declared that the law in his town was what he said it was In Hague's heyday, bosses were indeed pretty ruthless fellows on occasion. But their power was always somewhat misleading as viewed from the outside. ""They were never beyond ihe reach of a really aroused electorate, as Hague himself discovered right in his own bailiwick. The bosses of today are a smoother lot, with the self-imposed stamp of careerists in politics. Certainly most have less power, and maybe they're more honest. Whatever improvement they represent, they'll never match the flavor and the color of the old breed. VIEWS OF OTHERS Slip of the Tongue Ever wish a few years later you'd listened instead of talking during Some innocent appearing conversation? If you ever have, then do forgive Clement Atlee, Prime' Minister of England during the Labor party domination in the Forties. He remarked once during the war that if a peerage was ever conferred on-him he would choose to be "Lord Luv-a-Duck of Limehouse." Limehouse was the working class .district that elected him to the House of Commons 33 years ago. We!!, Queen Elizabeth II conferred an earldom on Atlee when he resigned from the leadership of the Labor party the other day. But he still has one problem to solve—what is he going to be earl of? His home town is Great Missenden and somehow "Earl Atlee of Great Mlssenden" sounds burdensome. We suppose he can snip off his earlier light choice, of "Lord Luv-a-Duck," but the "Earl oi Limehouse" is going to be pretty hard to evade. —Amarillo .Globe-Tmies. Never Never Netherlands The Dutch newspaper which reported that Gov. Marvin Oriffin was burned in "Effigie," a suburb of Atlanta, should have known better despite the difficulties of translation. Everyone should know that Effigie isn't in Georgia. It's the capital of Cognito, the land that people are always traveling in. You get there by going between Scylla and Charybdis in a high dudgeon, which is certainly not likely to lead anyone to the state of Ennui. The Dutch graduate student at the University of Florida who detected the error in a newspaper from m» Homeland can doubtless correct any misapprehensions when he returns to Holland — illustratiing the value of student exchange. While he's about it, he had better explain too that while the Georgia governor definitely got "in Dutch", the people of the Netherlands 'needn't be disturbed about it.—Florida Times-Union. Publicity for 16-Year-Olds The aiobe-Democrat for many years has had a policy of not using the names of juvenile delinquents or youths involved in crimes. We have deviated from that policy today at least in the case of three 16-yea.r-old 'youths arrested yesterday who, police say, have confessed to the abduction and criminal assault of a 14- year-old University City girl last Tuesday. Acitl McG<!e, Joseph Hastings and George S. Lawson admitted their guilt after brief questioning. If these youths are old enough to abduct and criminally assault a girl, they are old enough to get their names in the paper. Too much maudlin sentimentality has been proclaimed over the years in protecting youth. The best antidote to crime, after effective police work and swift and speedy trial, is publicity which we are pleased to give Acil McGee, Joseph Hastings and George S. Lawson herewith. We shall be pleased to do similarly for any others who may be tempted to force 14-year-old girls into automobiles or be lured by the alleged "glamour" of abduction and criminal assault. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. SO THEY SAY The -Spirit of Geneva was something we did well to try (despite the fact) It was barren of constructive acts. — Rep. ^Joseph Partin (R- Mass). * * * I believe he (Elsenhower) is going to run because I know the man. I know the conditions that have been formed, not only In America but In the world, and I think he will not fail his country when they call upon him. — R«p. Joseph Martin (R-Mass). * # * The Republicans won. with Mr. Ilsenhower in 1952 because he attracted the Independent vote and the labor vote and I hope the Republican party will contlnut that policy, -t Oov. Goodwin Knilht (R) of California. French Agreement Peter Edson's Washington Column — America's Educational Exchange Program Scheduled to Get Boost By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A U.S. State Department observer recently reported that a shipload of 1100 to 1200 stuuents from Southeast Asian countries debarked in Hong Kong. They were headed for Red China, where they had been granted six-year scholarships in Communist Chinese universities. This movement was described as a regular occurrence. From reports published in Moscow newspapers in 1954, it has been learned that over 1,000 groups of from 10 to 20 exchange visitors— 10,000 to- 20,000 In all—passed through the Russian capital. Foreign missions coming to Russia numbered 677., Russian missions going to other countries numbered 369. This Russian exchange-ot-per- sons program has been quadrupled since 1950. In the beginning, most of this movement was between communist bloc countries. Now it is a movement across the , Iron Curtain. Over 60 per cent of the missions to Russia last year were from western Europe. All these exchanges were conducted group tours lasting about three weeks. There was no individual free travel and little contact with the Russian people.. There are no data on the numbers of students from foreign countries undergoing political train. ing or higher technical education In Russia. But the amount of this indoctrination Is believed to be sizable. Limited as these facts are, they have an important bearing on proposals to 'increase the U.S. International Educational Exchange Program now supervised by the State Department. This year's program, Involving an exchange of nearly 5,000 persons, cost around 18 million dollars, or an average Of »3,600 a head. ,. An advisory committee of lead ing educators under Rufus H. Fitzgerald, chancellor emeritus of University of Pittsburgh, has recommended an increase of 13 million dollars for a total of 31 million next fiscal year. This increase would merely take care of the backlog of recommendations now on file for foreign students, teachers and national leaders to carry on advanced study in this country, and for Americans to teach and conduct research abroad, says Russell L. Riley, in charge of the program. There are now 20 foreign students applying for every American scholarship grant available, the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Although I have written before about the Importance of getting expert care for cross-eyed children as early as possible this point needs to be re-emphasized, Mrs. C., for example, writes. "My son is 5 years old. His eyes are crossed a little. He was two years old when I first noticed them crossed, but now they, are not so bad. I was wondering if glasses or an operation would straighten them out. Can you tell crossed eyes?" Although epilepsy will not come from crossed eyes. Mrs. C. has been somewhat negligent in not taking her son to an expert before this. She should do so at once. While it is true that the eyes of a newborn baby wander about and appear "crossed," this usually disappears after a few months. If then the eyes do not appear to be following each other as they normally should, the youngster should be taken for treatment. In true "crossed eyes" one eye turns Inward. Occasionally, however, the eye may turn outward (wall eye) or sometimes upward. Any one of several things may cause crossed eyes: a blow on the head, heredity, disease, near or far sightedness, faulty muscles and nervous 'Incoordlnation. There are several kinds of treatment for crossed eyes. Some of them can be started as early as a year old. Which of the various methods to use is a matter which must be decided by the judgment of the physician. Sometimes glasses alone will do the job. Or a patch may be placed over the good eye. This forces the youngster to use the weaker, eye and, therefore, aids the muscles and th; vision. Eye muscle exercises are sometimes prescribed, with or without glasses. One or more operations may be advisable. This Is not considered a dangerous -procedure when done by a competent specialist. The results of treatment do not come at once, and It may take a year or more to bring about Improvement, but It Is worth It. The poor eyslght that comes with crossed eyes Is • severe handicap (or any youngster, tit inter- feres with his work in school tod his pleasure at play. It can also have a serious psychological effect on the youngster, since playmates may call him "cockeyed," or some other painful nickname. Crossed eyes certainly should be treated as early as possible. The sooner treatment is started, the better .the results, even though something can be done later. A child past the first few months of life who shows a tendency to close one eye, to tilt the head, or to rub one of the eyes, should be examined for crossed eyes. Parents should realize that true crossed eyes are not outgrown. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Foes Are Kept In Darkness By OSWALD JACOBY Written lor NEA Servlct Today's hand presents a principle of play that conies along surprisingly often when you're on tht lookout for It. The. ide» Is to keep the opponents in the dark Instead of allowing them to find out what is going on. The straightforward way to pity today's hand • is to win tht first trick with the.ace of hearts, draw trumps, and eventually takt the 1/TTLf LIZ 1-10 Irw ovtrag* men hot faith. Y«u ' can Mil by *» way h§ 4rt*M • car. .•••••' ' •' says Riley. The demand for American teachers for foreign schools and colleges can't be filled. But It Is impossible to double the program In a single year.-It has to be stepped up gradually. In the current year,, 850 foreign leaders, 450 foreign professors and research workers, 500 foreign teachers seeking advanced training and 1300 foreign students came here. The movement of American scholars and teachers to foreign countries was about half this number. State Department doesn't select or handle all these people Itself. It lets contracts to the U.S. Office of Education, the U.S. Department of Labor and to private organizations like the American Council on Education and Governmental Affairs Institute to plan the courses for a maximum of unsupervised travel, education and reporting. , Most of the scholarships and exchange professors' salaries are provided by private sources. There are over 600 private U.S organizations sponsoring exchange of personnel with foreign countries in the free world. The combined government-private effort Is presented as an ef- fectlv* means to spread American Ideals and ideas abroad. -. club finesse. If the finesse succeeds, all is well. If the finesse loses, the opponents will almost surely take their ace of diamonds. This would be a, good enough line of play if nothing better were available. There Is, however, no reason to draw the trumps before taking, the club finesse. Why give West a chance to signal in diamonds, to show the location of the ace of diamonds? South should take the club finesse NORTH II AJ109S VQ54 4* J + AQJ108 WEST EAST A None • A 7 5 VJ1098S * VK76J • A 10 63 498542 49942 *K7 SOUTH (D) A AKQ8432 ¥ A + 83 Neither sid* vul. Sooth Weit North East 2 4 Past 3 ft Pus 3 * Pax s * P«s« 64 Past Piss Pass Opening Ittd— ¥ J at the second trick. If it wins, there Is time enough to draw trumps then. If the finesse loses, howevar,.East mty have to guess whether to return t betrt or t diamond. Opponents hive been known to guess wrong In this situation. Wt cm carry this a sttp farther by giving Ettt somt reason to mak* tht wrong fuess. When Weit leadt the Jack of hearts at'the lirst trick, put up dummy's queer of hearts Immediately. Ai declarer, you know thtt you will htvt to pity your tee of hearts on this trick. East does not know thli: HL will play his klnii of heard, tnd will think that thli play his forced out your tee. Etst bound ta *»um* thtt you htvt at Iet4l on* more heart in your hand, tnd Kttt will therefor* surely rtturn t *»trt wh«n th* club flnein loies. Thli U, of count, mtctly'wntt you want, You will ruff tht hurt; draw trumpi, and f«t rid of.your three diamonds on dummy'! clubi, Erskine Jo/mson IN HOLLYWOOD Br ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: The Udy is a tramp. The lady is Grace "telly and » tramp Is a role MOM hopes she'll play after starring In "High Society," the musical remake of "The Philadelphia Story." Studio executives have been discussing "bad girl" stories with her before she becomes too firmly entrenched as Miss Nicely-Nicely. jean Peters made up her mind about divorcing Stuart Cramer HI but she's still undecided about t movie. She nixed two films at Pox recently without drawing suspensions . . . Sylvia Sidney's returning to the Broadway stage in "Protective Custody." Rudy Value's making mother bid for character role stardom. He'll play a 70-year-old priest In a Pasadena Playhouse production o( "Jenny Kissed Me." . . . Marlon Brando is said to be losing interest in independent film production because of the complexities oi it all-. . .Robert Walker, Jr., son of the late star and Jennifer Jones, celebrated his 15th birthday. No following in pop's loot- steps. He plans to be a lawyer . . Rosalind Russell nixed the suggest tion . that she campaign for the supporting role Oscar in "Picnic" despite her star billing. She's taking her chances in the top category. This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: A mink-draped doll rolling a ciga- ret, cowboy style, at the bar of the Restaurant LaRue. Not in the Script: Dynamic Yul Brynnet played 1500 performances as the King of Siam in "The King and I." Now he's making the movie version but there's no "Yes. Siam tired of the role" complaint from him. The spark is still there, says Yul, because: "It's the difference between a professional actor and an amateur. It'i what I get paid for. I don't believe In accidents." The Wltnet: Kermit Schsfer about a starlet: "No wonder she gets lost in thought. It's such unfamiliar territory." . . . Overheard at the Sportsmen's Lodge: "She was worried about where her husband was spending his evenings. So one night she went home and there he was." . Pier Angell about her switch from dreamy innocence to sultry allure as a night-club warbler in "Port Afrique": "As an actress I want to try .all kinds of roles. I don't believe you have to be typed in movies these days." It's retirement for Vera Ralston. She's now content to be Mrs. Herbert J. Yates. He's president of Republic pictures . . . U-I is screening Deanna Durbin's old movies as possible remake plots for Tim Hovey, the nine-year-old scene stealer in "The Private War of Major Benson." The musicals would be turned Into straight dramatic flickers. Hollywood's Stinker of the year. Rod Steiger, says he's bowing out as Mr. Foul Cad alter being the 75 Yeort Ago In B/ythev///« Among the Blythevlll* people whe were in Steele for the wedding of Miss Prances Gilliam and B. B. Goodman were Mr. and Mrs. Renkert Wetencamp. Miss Nell Harris and Mrs. Dixie Gnu-ford. Dr. and Mrs. M. L. skaller left this morning for a vacation In Miami. Mrs. Polly O'Neal and Mr«. Hugli Whitsltt of LitWe Rock were .guest* of Mrs. Otto Scrape when she entertained members of the ADC bridge club at her home. Mrs. William Young was high scorer for the afternoon. man you loved to hate In half t dozen movies. '•The Harder They Fall" to hi. lait Merchant of Menace role, lay* Rod, "because I juil (eel that It I don't call, a halt to thii type of thing I'll be typed for the r«t ot my life. I'm faint to *»*• a long rest, take off about It poudi and come back for a crack at tome tympttbetic rolea for a change." .Selected shorts: There's a legal snarl at Fox over re-make right* to Marlene Dietrich's first movie hit "The Blue Angel." Dorothy Dandrldge was slated for the role. Now there's talk of a big musical for the "Carmen Jones" stir..... . Vera Miles lived It up in London night clubs with movie actor Gordon Scott during filming of "21 Paces Tte Baker Street!' there. George Glass quotes it: "I like anything that nMlles — money, Eklrtt and Jane Russell." Jim Stewart Now Top Boy In BO Pull By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD WHr The new top man at the movie box offices is lanky James Stewart, and Hollywood is agreed that it couldn't haV happened to a nicer, guy.. The' sblk: citizen from Indiana, Pa., was named the leading moneymaker in the Motion Picture; Herald's annual assessment of film stars. It's nice to know that being a sane, hard-working actor can pay off in terms of popularity. Stewart, who served his country notably in World War n, has never had a breath of sc»nd«l connected with' his name. ' : Happr How doet.he feel about being- No. 17 "I'm very, very happy about It," he said. "It was a surprise, but I did think if I was ever going to make it, this year.would be the time. I had some pretty good moneymakers out. - " 'The Glenn Miller Story' wa» released, partly in 1965. Then I had a couple back-to-back—'Rear Window' and 'Strategic "Air Command.' And "The Man Prom Laramie' was being released toward the end of the year." But he'.'said the . No: 1' spot wouldn't change his thinking about movies. He remarked: ~" ' Geti Tougher • : •• •-'• "I'm not going to say, 'Where do I go from here? 1 It seems to me that is an occupational disease In this town. Some actors think they are ruined if a new picture doesn't win five Oscars. You can't worry about topping yourself all the tim». "You .lust have to keep hunting for the right kind of picture to do. And the search ^gets harder all the time. I read mountains of scripts to find just one." What does he look for? "I don't think you can have a. successful movie unless you really care about the people In it. You've got to have a rooting Interest In the characters. And you've got to get an emotional experience from what happens on the screen." THE ARMY and Air Porce are reported feuding over their guided missile tests of the Nike and Matador. Just for posterity's sake, how about settling this duel with muskets? — St. Louis Qlobe-Democrat. NEXT STEP in rearranging typewriter keys is to dev-' ->p a machine for college students, with all the Important letters on one line — S-E-N-D C-A-S-H. — Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. Screen Star An.wer to Previous Puuto ACIOS8 5 Exist the 13 All 14 Beast 15 Small rocki IB Surface a street anew 17 Peak IBPedil digit 20 Medical (tb.) 21 Htrtsiti 25 Rtcer 28 Ht llK hat appeared on 9 "Big name" (tb.) 10 Mohammedan priest 11 Roof edit 12 Winter vehidt 19 Over, (poet.) 30 Roman dttt 21 "Shooting 31 Hops' kilns itir" 35 Bind 22Potm 37 From 23 Troop (tb.) SSHuttn 24 Swordf 39 Ltlt 25 Perches 41 Iron 42 Formerly 33 Couches 34 Weight deduction 35 Doctrine 36 Ecclesiastical council IS Legacy recipient 40 Grumble* 42 Aft 45 Color- " 46 Defunct U.S. fedcril agency 49 Venerate 92 Joined a shop* M Withdraw 57 Verb form* M Excttttt of cilcndtr over lunar month* DOWN I PlUM I Within (comb, '"•form)', I Above ' i Cotton mill 43 Anatomical 29 Low «nd hill network 44 Sluktiptirt'i river 48 Auricular 47 Siucy 48 Fruit drinki 50 Bitter vetch 51 Shttptold. 53 Fiber knoll MGrttntand Xiklmo

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