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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 4, 1955
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PAGE SEC KI.YTHF.Vn.T.E (AKK.) CCinUKR NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 4, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAULD. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising~Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of congress. October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bv carrier in the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a' radius of oO miles. S6.nO per vear $3 50 for six months, $2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS Therefore hath be mercy on whom he will hive mercy, and whom he will he hardeneth. — Romans 9:18. * * *• When all Thy mercies, 0 my God, My rising soul surveys. Transported with the view I'm lost, In wonder, love and praise. — Addisno. BARBS An Ohio man remarried his divorced wife — probably hoping to hear her say some nice things about her former husband. * * * A girl in a southern town was crowned "Miss Happiness." We'd enjoy crowning some people who never look like they have any. * * * A six-year-aid girl who won a beauty contest in the east said she winked at the judges. An easy way to win by an eyelash. A lot of teen-age jirls are not interested In joys, say« » writer. That's where the men come In. * * * Education gives you a lot of things to worry about that are completely ignored by the ignorant. What Is 'Incapacitated? If, as all the world prays, President Eisenhower continues the progress he has made thus far toward recovery, he may be able williin a week or two to take some part in important decision-making. This is a matter of critical signifi- . cance. Many routine functions devolve inescapably upon the President, like signing his name often hundreds of times a day lo bills, documents and appointments. A sensible amendment to the U.S. Constitution .might assign some of these duties to the vice president or others. But there can be no delegating of the President's basic executive responsibility. Inevitably, he is the lonesome man at the top of the hill. His key subordinates may help to shape major policies involves choices between one course or another Only the President is empowered by the Constitution to make those choices. Only he, placed above the conflict, is in position to make them. Brave statements were issued by members of Mr. Eisenhower's administration upon word of his illness—to the effect that the government would carry on "as usual" in the emergency. This is true at the lower levels. At the topmost reaches of authority, it is impossible. As we have seen, the country is likely to be fortunate in this instance. Barring complications, the President, the keystone in the arch of government, has a good chance lo be back in his decisive place before loo long. But the nation's present predicament, however brief it may turn out to be, serves as a severe object lesson as to the Constitution's weakness on the issue of presidential illness. It simply provides thai Ihe President's dulies shall fall to the vice president if the former is unable to discharge them. Unhappily, it fixes no means of setting the question of when a chief executive is in facl incapacitated. Who shall decide? A panel of doctors? But what doctors, no mailer how emi- nenl and impartial, would want the responsibility of shunting a President aside? Some constitutional authorities think the President should bear the burden of deciding, if it is apparent he cannot act at all. If he is able to voice his own views, they feel he perhaps should ask the vice president to step in for him. In any event, the present situation makes it plain that the Constitution should be altered to fix responsibility for determining a Preiident'g fitneti for his duties. Perhaps, too. it should set forth some criteria by which his "inability to discharge" his powers might be fairly measured. The United Slates is too complex a country, loo vital a leader in world affairs, to go long without a clearly empowered policy-maker at the top. VIEWS OF OTHERS Less Talk SO THEY SAY So That None Shall Be In The Dark Post-Camp Manners If that boy or girl of yours, having returned from a few weeks at summer camp, soeni.s more deferential ihan when he ur .she went away, don't worry. For one thing the alarming de'.elopmeat may sOon pass. But if it doesn't it may only reflect a new appreciation for you after a period in which there have been plenty of occasions for comparing with other adults—camp officials, visiting parents or other children, and grown-up.-; generally. All these may look somewhat different to the youngster who feels himself abroad in .he world more or less on his own for the first time. One of the sometimes unsuspected facts of life which young folks learn when in organized societies outside the home circle is that the things that irritate other people too. Then the question has to be faced by the young person whether it is that his parents are so irritable, or thai lie is so irritating! Of course the manife.suuioiis of youthful politeness which may perplex parents on these first reunions become less puzzling as camp time comes and goes over the years. And they man; period which parents enjoy and for which they usually give the children ail the credit. But couldn't it be that the parents themselves contribute to the evanescent atmosphere, being perhaps on slightly beuer than usual behavior themselves?—Christian Science Monitor. Short But Sweet Life A University of Minnesota sociologist has reported a postivr; correlation between happy marriages and high male blood pressures. This would seem to invert the whole picture or married life. The raging husband has usually been pictured as the most likely victim of high blood pressures. And home in which the husband is perpetually fit to be tied are seldom advertised as happy ones. But the Minnesota sociologist may be right. Perhaps high blood pressure results from sitting calmly and quietly when one would prefer to explode. It is the husband who practices this feat of personality splitting who is sometimes remembered by widows as having lived in a happy home. —Florida Times—Union. One of our best known iwhticos, a guy who ordinarily will talk on any subject, at the drop of a topic, has been so quiet in so ninny languages on the subject of desegregation that some of -his friends have been twitting him about Ills failure to spout on something just about everyone else is having so much to say about. His reply Is a classic. He said it happened up in Vermont that a stranger appeared at a country store. He found a group of glum-looking men seated around a potbellied stove saying nary a word. Being a personable sort of fellow, he endeavored to start up conversation. His first remark drew no answer. Nor did his second. Finally he demanded if there was any law against talking in those parts. "Well." ventured one of the men slowly, "Stranger, It's this way. We have a rule here that unless a fellow can improve on the silence, he says nothing." A lot more folks could benefit from the pre- criptlon these days. — High Point (N.C.) Enterprise. If mankind slips into a nuclear war. file devastation will be far beyond anything man has ever experienced.— Harold Sta.sson, special presidential assistant on disarmament. We are no longer chaplains to the status quo . . . Rather we are obligated now to be ambassadors of a power strange to many in our world and indeed hostile to much that goes on in the world. —Episcopalian Bishop Stephen Baynes. # * * I've reached the point where I do not want to travel without a reason. Just seeing Russia is not enough. In the first place, I would have to be very sure I was going to see Russia find not just be taken for a ride.— Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt. To defeat (Vice Pres.dent) Richard Nixon would be like taking candy from a baby's hot sticky little hand —George M. Loader (D), governor of Pennsylvania. if. if. if. This much 1 can tell you, we soon will have new cruiser* and jet-powevcd seaplanes with deadly armament such as we have never known before.— Secretary of the Navy Charles S. Thomas. Bused on the evidence we (U. S.) do have, our Judgment IK that we are ahead (of Russia In military powcn. Tills conclusion must be tempered, however, with a growing awareness for the current trends and with a knowledge that we do not have nil the evidence.— Adm. Arthur RaoLford, chairman Joint chiefs of Staff. • ! Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Mamie Can Handle the Ordeal Of President Eisenhower's Illness DENVER —uN'EAi—Two months HBO they were worrying about Mamie's health, not Ike's. If anyone had .-invested that there might be a heart attack in the Eisenhower family it would have been assumed that Mamie would be the victim. When she arrived here several weeks aso Ike and the White House doctors 'were frankly pretty upset about her condition. She was weak from the effects of a series of minor but protracted illnesses. She was tired from a round of official functions .she had hud to take part in Washington. And she hadn't rested ott vhe strain of her trip with Ike to Geneva. After a complete physical check the doctors dccidi?d that what she; needed most.. was rest and quiet.. That's exactly \vhat she has hud' the. past few weeks and the medicine has worked Wonders. This is fortunate, too. Because for the nrxt months of Ike's expected recovery Minnie will be under a special strain. Doctors will undoubtedly be keeping just, ns cUwv '<vn eye on Mauu? during this period. But her re-, actions just, nftcr Ike's attnck and hrr quick, sure h.mdlinir ni her end of the crisis indicate th:n .shc-'.i; up to the trial ahead. ' Responding- to an emergency lik*.; (his is really Mamie's dish o! tea.' As the wile of a career miiitiiry man she hits had a life full of her own cn-o.s and has ahviu- b-'en ready to help others in their times of stress. I Of course she hasn't had to face| j a problem of this personal seri-j oiisr.ess. perhaps, since her first; child died when they were stationed in the Philippines. But it's the kind of thing that Mamie can' handle. I! 'Hie kind of thing that wears her ;j down is a heavy schedule of offi- : ] cial "appearances" which she faces ;: without end in Washington. :| In \ViLShinrHon they treat digni- i tanes like dignitaries. I Here in Denver they've developed j a wonderful knack of treating j dignitaries like good friends or neighbors. A lot of important people have discovered this special talent of Denverites. And no one with more relief than Mamie and Ike. This fact will help both Mr. and Mrs. Eisenhower through the difficult weeks ahead. It is undoubtedly why Ike's doctors have announced !hat the president will not be moved to Washington any time soon. Of course this is Mamie's home to%vn and she is a bona fide friend and neighbor in the community. But if she came from any other city in the United States it's doubtful whether the First Lady could find the same relaxed, friendly atmosphere all about her even though it was her home town Here's an example of the way it works: The other day Mamie was shopping in one of the department stores downtown, examining 1 a rack of winter dresses. A young lad\ with her 10-year-old daughter wandered by and the girl recognized the First Laay. In an excited, shrill voice thai could be heard outside the girl screamed: "Mommy, there's Mamie." The clerks and other customers in the store were shocked at the outburst. The embarrassed mother clamped her hand over the girl's mouth and began hustling her out of the store. Laughing at the whole show, Mamie quickly interceded in behalf of the young girl who had screamed out. To the breathless wonder of the 10-year-old Mamie chatted with mother and daughter for several minutes until- ev-ery- thin£ was relaxed and the strain of the incident, had passed. The.,first time after her arrival that White House photographers were permitted to snap Mamie wits at a luncheon given by the Lowry Air Force Base Officers Wives Club. And if there was any lingering doubt that Mamie had regained her full health and strength it was ended at this point. She posed foi the pictures as graciously as she always hns. It was obvious that she was thoroughly enjoying herself. Later that afternoon Mamie dropped in unexpectedly on the wedding of one of the Secret Service men, to give the newlyweds the thrill of their life. the Doctor Sdys Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P- JORDAN, M.D. Almost any drug which is strong; enough to be useful also posse.i-rs properties which ran have hanniul or unpleasant effects.. Q—What harmful effects can come from the prolonged use of dexcdrinc sulf'Me tablets? Will they. cause insanity?—Mrs. J.B. A—This dmi;, and those which; are related to it, exert some- stimulating actions on the cenira] nervous system and have 'hii- been used in certain condition;: characterized by mental depression. They also act on the stomach, reducing the sensation of liinmer to some extent, and are sometimes used as an aid in helping to main-! tain a rigid diet. Dexcdrine lias some ol'icr effect;. It can, Inr example. I'liiise a temporary m-j crease in the level of blood su^ar j It is not a recognized cause for; insanity. Since it is r. potent prepiv-; ration, it should not be. taken for a prolonged period unless the f.i- lient is closely watched by a physician in case undesirable effects develop. I Q—rlease explain aloepecia areala. My son started to no bulri; in spots on the bead and even his! chin soon niter his discharge from' the Navy.—Mrs. E.M. A—Alopecia areala is a peculiar condition in which the hair, usimlly of the head but sometimes clse-j where, falls out in spots, perhaps] varying in size of a dime lo that] of n half dollar. What causes this, is still entirely unknown. The hairj usually grows back offer a sub-! stantial passage of time. Q—I have just read your article about some people who seem lo enjoy 111 health. However, there. are a large number who are un- (orlunate in tluif they have real physical disabilities itnd their relatives and friends will delmbl in! this article as proof that Ihey were! righ'. in belittling the aclual ail-| meats. Why not write on the otherj side of (he question? — K. A—I believe It Is cruel lo make fun of or belittle Ihe ml'.eiy O f those who are 111. Q—Is a dark, discolored slool n definite, sigh of cancer?—Reader. A—Tests for blood should be piade; if it is'found, the digestive tract should be examined for the source of the bleeding. There are many possibilities, other than cancer, such as an ulcer of the stomach, but this symptom, when it occurs, requires immediate follow-up to find the cause. Q—T have rheumatoid arthritis and have been told that someone with this ailment should not drink milk, or eat cottage cheese or esgs. What is your advice?— Mrs. S.T. A—Unless there are exceptional circumstances which make these foods undesirable, It seems unlikely that most doctors would eliminate milk, milk products and eggs from the diet of a person with rheumatoid arthritis. Q—Is there a test that shows if a person is allergic to cats?— Mrs. S.T. A—Solutions can be made from cat dander, or cat hair, which then cnn be applied to the human skin. The reaction or lack of same to such solutions would usually show whether or not allergy was present. AMONG, the things that are probably more trouble than they're worth these days are homemade Ice cream and operating an empire. — Florida Times-Union. LITTLE LIZ It's hard to get o high school student to stay horn* long enough to help his parents with his homework. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bridge Odds Favor Safety By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service "Please settle a dispute on bridge percentage." requests Toronto correspondent. "I played the accompanying hand at three no-trump and managed to go down ingloriously. Nevertheless. I am convinced my play was theoretically correct. "West led the five of hearts. I NORTH AT43 4KQ62 + QJ53 WEST * AK8 * 10 8 7 52 * J4 *10»4 EAST AJ109 VKJ9 «9679 4872 »OUTH VA63 • A 10 3 *AK8 North-South vul. Sooth Went North 1 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—V I tut Pass put up the queen from dummy. »nrt East held the trick with his king. East returned the Jack of hearts, and I took my ace. for fear of a shift to spades. West played the deuce of hearts, thus showing five-card suit. "I now assumed that West was likely to he short in diamonds Hence I led n diamond to the king and finessed the ten of diamonds on the way back. West won with the Jack of diimonds and took the hearts and the ? ;p spade*. "Naturally, everybody w«s kind enough to point out that the jnck of diamonds would have dropped, and that I would have m»de my contract. If I hadn't finessed. But I still maintain that West figured lo Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By KKSK1NE JONSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — .(NEA) — Hollywood and GrapeVINE: The "cool" Grace Kelly und her "stainless steel insides'' were the subject of a top level publicity meeting atj MGM. Studio press agents now| have orders to steer clear of the "cool" slant on Grace and warm her up. November. She'll compete with Miirlene Dietrich in the widt open spaces department. Audie Murphy wouldn't go through his war experiences again j for a million but he stands lo make' a million from them. His fat percentage of "To Hell and Back." i box-office click, will keep him going to the bank and back. Giim Lollobrigida's salary for! "Trapeze" is 5160,000—most she's ever received for a single movie. Tom Ewcll's 10-months-old Taylor makes his movie debut playing Tom's own son in "The Lieutenant Wore Skirts." No scene-stealing! from Pop, though. Tom's laugh-1 ing it: | "I didn't take any chances with him. I had him PINNED down." Alfred Hitchcock is paging Tom. the "Seven Year Itch" comedian, for some serious emoting in his new suspense telefilm series—the role of twins with one trying to drive the other mad. The decision is up to Fox. Tom discovered the fine print in his contract prohibits telefilm acting and. he admits, "I blew my top about it." Arlene Dahl has gained five pounds since her illness and recovery and is in the best shape of her career. She's even posing in bathing suits for the first time . . . The melody lingers on: The] trailer for a new movie, "Prize of Gold." features the 1947 music written for "Captain From Castille" by Alfred Newman . . . Paramount designer Edith Head is whipping up some gowns for singer Roberta Linn's Las Vegas bow in be short in diamonds once he showed up with long hearts. Ancij in that case my finesse had aj better chance than playing for the jack to drop. ~ "Regardless of result, was my argument a good one?" No. I hate to disagree with 8 player who is thoughtful enough to take distribution into account, but the facts compel me to do so. If you didn't know anything about the hearts, the correct play in diamonds would be a toss-up You have about an even chance to bring in four diamond tricks whether you rely on a finesse or whether you try to *rop the jack in the first three rounds. These odds remain roughly the same despite the 5-3 break in 'hearts. In general, normal breads don't have a big effect on the odds, and the heart break is perfectly normal in this hand. The important thing is that South will go down only one trick if he plays for a drop in diamonds, but he goes down three tricks if he takes the finesse and loses it. Since the two lines of play are just about equal, the sensible course i.s to adopt the less risky line. Double marquee sign of th« month: "Tlie Virgin Queen-Dead End." Ifertti has a TV spectacular, "Patience and the Panther." ready for Uie highest bidder. It's a dual role for zippy Sheree who describes Uie plot as a "musical with gangsters." In one ,hilarioui sequence, her agent loses her in a poker game. ,f Sound wf the month: Phil Harris* southern accent in "Goodbye, My Lady.'' Bourbon on the rocks. From the Q. and A. section of a fan magazine: "Were Cyd Charisse, J »a Peters, Ginger Rogers, i-errj- Moore, MHzi Gaynor and Lana Turner ail in love with the same studio executive iit one time?" The mug's answer: "They alt knew him hut not simultaneously," But WHATA PLOT! Faramouni's new operatic warbler, Oresie Kirkop—he's billed now as just O.reste—sings on Jack Benny's big benefit TV show for retarded children due on all stations in November. Watching tho show being filmed at CBS, I caught some of the dialogue between Jack and Oresto, . who just completed "The Vagabound King" at Paramount. "I worked for Paramount, too,' 1 says Jack. "I starred in 'The Big Broadcast of '37." Oresie starts to ask: "Eighteen thirty—" "NO," bellows Jack, "NINETEEN." EAR WITNESS: TV's Medic, Richard Boone, is listening to a new heartbeat — Mamie Van Doren's. But it's passion, not medicine. They love it up in U-I's "Law Man." ' Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Heart Pass 1 Spade Pass 3 N.T. Pass ' You, South, hold: AAQJ982 V765 *K102 *2 What do you do? A—Bid three spades. With » strong six-card suit, a singleton and 10 points in high cards, * fame at spades is expectable. TOrjAFS QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: *A Q 9 8 Z VI 4 »K 10 2 AQ 1 2 What do you do? Movie -stars as contestants on the $04,000" question show, and their choice of categories. !? something 1 can't get out of my mind. Merle Oberon says she "won" $64.000 at home answering the big question along with Marine Capt. Richard McCutchcn. But literature would be her choice if the chips were down. Other Hollywood ex- pens? Merle nominated Richard Burton for Shakespeare. Now I wake up in the middle of the nipht with new ideas on the subject. Would Milton Berlc win at "Old Jokes?" Could Zsa Zsa Gabor hit the Jackpot on "Sex" It's maddening. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville Prank C. Douglas »s attorney for a certain group of local residents has tiled a "protest with Public Utll- ites Department of Arkansas against installation of the dial system telephone here. Prank Whltworth explained rules of football in a layman's fashion at a meeting of the Lions Club Tuesday. Mrs. B. A. Lynch entertained with a party at her home in compliment to Mrs. Bert Lynch, Jr., of St. Louis who is a guest in the Lynch home this week. RECENTLY a young matron called a local post office to complain about the service. "What's the trouble?" the postmatser asked. "My husband is In Albany on business." the matron replied, "and the card he sent me is postmarked Atlantic City." — Philadelphia Inquirer. Young Actor Answer to Previous Puzzla ACROSS DOWN 1,6 Young actor, 1 Chest rattle 2 Entrance to a mine 3 Solitary 4 Priority (prefix) 5 Epic « Feminine appellation 7 Wickeder 8 Consume 9 Solar disk 10 Greek letter 11 Harvest 20 Fish eggs 24 Egyptian sun god 29 Moist Robertson S He performs on the waves 12 Idolize 13 Uncle Tom's friend 14 Pedal digit 15 Ocean vessel 16 Louse egg 17 Japanese outcast 18 Summer (Fr.) 21 Burlesque* 19 Verbal 22 Enigmas 21 Fillip 22 River (Sp.) 23 Age 25 Contrivance 28 Allotment 32 Eager SS'Preposltion 34 Humus 35 He designed the U.S. flag 38 Fired 39 Dairy pioduct 41 High note in Guido's scale 42Le»al point 43 Greek war god 46 Implement 41 He ii ed by Pamela Fittmaurlce 51 Smill child 52 Obscured 53 British colni 55 Individual MHail! 57 German city 51) Metal fastener 5» Writing Implement (0 He li • young but — ictor 26 Cry of 40 Assistant bacchanal* 43 Upon 27 Base 44 Hindu queen 29 Arrow poison 45 British 30 Elevator statesman inventor 47 Presage 31 Protuberance 48 Handle 37 Measure of 49 Frosted cloth 50 Abjure 38 In one's gift 52 Dibble 39 BJood money 94 Compait poM <5 ffi

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