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Blytheville, Arkansas
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*AGE SIX BLYTHEVTCtB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 11, WM THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: W*4lace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered M i»cond class matter at the post- •ffloe at Bljtheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- ires*, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any " luburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within » radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per ye«r, *3.50 for six months, $2.00 (or three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS For, lo, He that formeth the mountains, and enateth the wind, and declareth onto man what h Hit thought, that maketh the morning darkness and place, of the earth, The Lord, The God of baits,, If His name.— Amos 4:15. * * * Is there any other seat of the Divinity than the earth, sea, air, the heavens, and virtuom minds? Why do we seek God elsewhere? He it whatever you ««e; He is wherever you move — Lucan. BARBS * * * Even when bin riders are not acquainted they they sure hang tofether. * * * Women are better auto drivers than men, according to statistics. Maybe because they drove to slowly they hold up those long lines of cars. * # • # Lota of women have the laugh on their hu»- barnb through what they manage to get by crying. * * . * A Musage maker in the south quit bushiest after 96 year*. Probably couldn't stand the grind. * * * One of the treaaury statement* we want to dlsputa 1» that the average dollar bill last* nine mocth«. Cotton Must Fight Back for Markets Our own beloved coton is being out- promoted. In spite of the best efforts of the National Cotton Council and other interested groups King Cotton is taking a beating •where its hurts most... across the counter. Recently County Agent Keith Bilbrey, and others interested in things like this, toured Blytheville's top dry goods storei. They gave particular attention to the way coton is labeled and sold and the way salespeople told or Didn't tell the •tory of cotton's better qualities. It was here, in cotton's own capital, that they learned of the whipping our product is taking. They found it is often impossible to find cotton labeled as such. They found that synthetic fibers are riding on cotton's back. They found, in cases, it nearly impossible to tell just what fabric wa* composed of which fibers. In Blytheville and elsewhere today, shirts made up of cotton and synthetic blends are being sold for cotton. The labels often don't give even a clue and honest salespeople sometimes frankly answer they aren't sure if the article is all- cotton, part cotton or not cotton at all. But the saddest feature of all their probings was the fact that cotton isn't selling itself. It isn't even trying. For instance, a bath towel, with only a thin nylon rib running around the outside, bears a tag which literally screams, "Nylon." Ninety-nine percent of the material was fine cotton, able to withstand repeated washings. No tag pointed out this fact. Nylon, rayon and other synthetics are boastfully labeled to contain those fibers. But they also point out, on labels and tags, that, though their fabric is launderable, it must be done in luke warm suds and mustn't be touched by a hot iron. In another words, the synthetics, by their very shortcomings, are forced to list their liabilities as a fabric. Otherwise, the darned things would likely disintegrate. On only one item did Bilbrey and hi* friends find any mention of cotton's launderability . . . and this an all-too- nodeit reference. Most cotton goods bore no tags or labels calling to the attention of the buyer thtt the product was of cotton. There were no other KMfiUoni on tags of cotton's strong point*—it can be washed in boiling lye ironed with a Sherman tank. And that's where the lack of promote moat important It's here that •stfe is clinched. The entire cotton in- must increase its efforts to sell OQtton. Promotion can't be over- looked. Look what the synthetics have done with it even though they must admit that their fibers simply aren't as good under all conditions as cotton. Ought a Be a Law! The antics of the Russian diplomats > on the occasion of the fire that gutted the Soviet embassy in Ottawa set some kind of a new low. Evidently the Russians think they're exempt even from the laws of nature. From the best reports we can get, the embassy crew delayed summoning the fire department while it battled the fire itself for a time. Then when firemen arrived the Russians tried to bar them, ordered -them about and got in their way. There was even a report that an embassy man struck a fire official. Maybe the blaze would have gotten hnf nil tVieca irv.- pediments certainly didn't help. How ironic to read that, with the place already a roaring inferno, Red diplomats were standing outside hollering to firemen "Too slow! Too slow! More water, more water!" We don't want to legislate for the city of Ottawa, but we hope the city fathers will decide once and for all that fire has no diplomatic immunity. And perhaps the Russians, looking at the charred remains, 'might decide that it's no respecter of the Communist party line, either. VIEWS OF OTHERS Pickett Charges Again • Anyone who t.hlnVn the Civil War is over should take a gander at all the commotion out at Gettysburg and it doesn't have anything to do with the President new tractor. It seems there It this house, called the old McMillan place, which waa occupied when the famous battle was fought. Two years ago descendants of the McMlllani sold it to Gulllermo Barriga, Spanish teacher at Gettysburg College. The Barrigas remodeled the home extensively and the National Park Service suddenly took notice and made them an offer for all 12 acres and the home. The Barrigas put a price of $30,000 on the place; the government lost interest. Then the Barrigaa decided to cut up the property and sell lots. To insure the atmosphere they required homes to be built of fieldstone or clapboard for at least $18,000. But iomebody aneaked the word to the 'senate Appropriations Committee that a housing development was being planned smack in the middle of what was once the Confederate lines. Southern senators bristled in wounded honor. They demanded action, suh, for the glory of the South. And pretty soon up turned an order on the Interior Department's appropriation saying "get thet land!" The Yankees, including the Barrigas who hail from Columbia, are still dug In and fighting. The borough council is backing them because they feel "the battlefield has got the borough completely surrounded" and it is interesting to visit a museum but not to live in one. The thing we can't figure is why the Southerners want that place. Don't they know who won the battle? Or are they just tryinging to get a foothold again north of the Mason-Dixon line? — Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. The Vanishing Farms Every year Louisiana, loses more than 300 small farms, reports the census bureau. Since 1950 the . number of small farms in the state decreased by 13,054. Reason: Lowered farm prices, higher cost of operation, inability to compete in an era that demands greater skill. Most of the displaced persons each year probably leave the rureal regions for life and work in the cities. The farms counted as "Lost" simply became parts of larger farming so there was no loss of cultivated and cultivatable land. In fact, the farm acreage Increase in the same period from 11,202,278 to 11,441,343 acres. Just as smaller units in the' industrial world are being absorbed by the bigger ones, the little people in agriculture are being crowded out. Farming the early colonial days—up until the recent past. U no longer a way of life as it has been since Today it Is a business enterprise that creates and' sells products, snd must be managed with skill and efficiency, and operated with machines that save labor, time and money.—New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY I am not a conservative Democrat, nor a progressive Democrat — I'm a Democrat without a handle. — Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn. # # * The all-Important thing to grasp Is that there Is not and never has been any single, simple solution to the farm problem. Every commodity and every region is different. — Henry A. Wallace, former secretary of agriculture. * ¥ * I hope we will come to the point where being a Southerner does not dlsquallty a man from being a good president. — Sen. Estes Kefauvcr (D., Tenn.). » * * How much longer will * clvlllud nation create or endure tuch mass mayhem?—Ned H.. Dearborn, pretldent, National Safety Council, on holiday veektnd death toll*. Under Two Flags Peter Edson's Washington Column— Washington Gets Set for Heavy Visitor Traffic in Early 1956 By DOUGLAS LARSEN and KENNETH O. GILMORE NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Official Washington will barely have time to recover from one of the gayest holiday seasons in years to get in shape for a round of parties for more visiting foreign brass. Top of the visitor list is British Prime Minister Anthony Eden. He's arriving at the end of January. District of Columbia firemen will get the ladder trucks out and form the welcoming arch, and government workers will get time off to watch the entrance parade. Then will come the dinners, receptions, lunches and speeches. Before Eden's arrival, the President-elect of Brazil, Juscelino Kubitschek de Oliviera, will make an "informal" visit.' That Just means no fire trucks and no time off for government workers. But he'll get the same party routine. Then in February, Italian Prime Minister Giovanni Gronchl wllf arrive. He gets the fire trucks. MORRIS CAFRITZ, husband of hostess Gwen, almost wrecked his arches the other night. The District qj Columbia American Legion post was giving a dinner at which Morris was to receive an award for hiring disabled vets in his construction business. • But he was late, due to attending several previous cocktail parties. And he brought Gwen with him, which was unexpected. The trouble was, there was only one seat reserved for him and not enough room at the head table to squeeze in another place. So he was forced to stand behind Gwen for almost an hour while she sat, ate his dessert, drank his coffee and chatted. OTHER NIGHT at the Brazilian Embassy the ladies were discussing the selection of Vice President Nixon as the best-dressed man in America. It Was a publicity gimmick by some outfit known as the American Women's Institute. But the gals were taking it seriously. They agreed that Dick Nixon was a good dresser. But they rated President Truman's former speech writer, Clark Clifford, as the best- dressed male in town at parties. And they put Secretary of the Treasury, George Humphrey, at the top of the list in the sport clothes category. WHEN THE PRESIDENTIAL party returns from Key West, Fla., It may require a special plane to transport all the stone crab which everyone Is planning to bring home. Stone crab Is a great seafood delicacy that Is plentiful in Key West. It was former President Harry Truman's favorite eating down there. At the big blowout which the Key West Chamber of Commerce always threw for the Truman party stone crab was featured. Another Key West favorite is giant lobster tail. IT'S UNLIKELY that Ike will try the same stunt on newsmen at Key West that Harry Truman pulled there once. About five one morning he walked .through the rooms In the officers' club where they were staying and called them all together for a press conference. He knew that they had all been to big party the night before. When the sleepy-eyed, startled group of reporters assembled the President said: "I just wanted to remind you to write to your wives today hi case you had forgotten about It." THE ANNUAL Wright Day Dinner thrown by the Aero Club ol Washington is now pretty \ wel recognized as one of the gayest parties of the year. , At the most recent one, 2000 persons gathered to consume huge, tender steaks with all the trimmings, and all the wine i champagne they could hold. When V. P. Nixon finished his brief speech the guests charged to suites all over the Sheraton Park Hotel for parties that lasted until early in .the morning. Hotel officials estimated that the dinner and parties which followsc set a new record for beverage consumption. THE GAL REPORTERS in town have a unique method of scooping their male colleagues. Under the banner of the Woman's Nationa Press Club they throw , big parties for the town's brass. At these affairs the gals manage to milk their guests dry of current information They just threw a big party to welcome back congressmen They've got Ike coming to a dinner later in the winter, they hope And they got his assistant, Sherm Adams, and Adlai Stevenson coming to some reception next'month AFTER'ALL the stuff everyone has consumed during the hoidays it's time for nonfattening foods Insists Capt. Billy Johnson, boss of food services for the Navy. So he has order that nonfat, dry skim milk be used for mashed potatoes and bread for the next few months He recommends this for everyone interested in maybe shedding a pound or two. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service A man who is obviously troubled about his wife's health writes that her hand trembles when she holds someth:ng. He feels it is getting a little worse. Although' mere are several possibilities, the most likely cause is the common condition known as shaking palsy, paralysis agitans or Parkinson's disease. However, 'he inquirer should certainly take his wife to a physician who can make an exact diagnosis. Parkinson's disease is principally a disorder of the later years of life, though there Is one form which sometimes follows brain fever or encephalitis in .younger people. In its typical form one or both hands shake while at rest and many motions of the body become slower and are performed with some appearance of stiffness. As a general rule, the shaking starts in one hand, and the other may not tremble for months or years and may never become as bad as the one in -/hlch it started. The cause of Parkinson's disease of age (in contrast to that which follows brain fever) is not entirely understood. Apparently a portion of the brain is damaged, but the thinking processes do not seem much harmed, as a rule. Some hardening of particular blood vessels is the most likely explanation for Hie development o( PnrkMson's disease. Shaking palsy Is more common among men th'an women. It tends to start slowly, though sometimes the symptoms develop suddenly «fter a mental or physical ahock 01 some kind. In addition to the shaking In one or both hands, victims often complain of a losi ot muscular strength and difficulty in performing movements which they previously did with ease. The physi- cip.D is helped in making a diagnosis by a certain lack of expres-, sivcness in, the patient's face and by the way he walks. A method of preventing the development of Parkinson's disease has yet to be found. In fact, it seems doubtful that anything can be. developed along this line until more is learned about the cause. Prevention Is the ultimate aim, of course. There' Is so far no sure, complete cure, but there are drugs available which, together with satisfactory attention to the general health, will relieve many of the symptoms and make life not at all unbearable. DON'T YOU just hate the guy who gets into the elevator and takps his hat off because there is a lady aboard, when you have already ridden three stories with her with your hat on? — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. LITTLl LIZ It's better to get f (red with tn- itxnlosm fan with «w» weeks' pay. •««• • JACOBY ON BRIDGE South Faces Classic Choice By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service . In today's hand South is faced by a classic choice. Should he try to set up his own hand by developing the clubs, or should he try to set up the dummy by NORTH H A 10965 VQ642 • « A7 * 1052 WEST EAST (D) vfo 3 995 VAKJ7J »J1043 «Q9652 *KQ9 <M SOUTH 4.KQJ72 VNone • K8 #AJ«7«J Both sides vul. East South Weit Nerth IV 1* S» J* 3V 3* 4V Pass Pass 4 * Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 10 ruffing out all 'the hearts? If South draws trumps, the choice will be tniten out of his control. Two rounds of trumps will leave declarer with only three trumps for dummy's four hearts This will make it Impossible (or Him to establish the dummy. Moreover, the opponents can make South ruff hearts often enough to prevent him from bringing In the long clubs, Thus both felan* will fill. South can make tbe contract by Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: International cast- Ing for a world-wide box office will be the big news In Hollywood to 1956. Fifty per cent of movletowns revenue now comes, from abroad. Wholesale teaming of foreign stars with Hollywood names is in the blueprints for the celluloid future. The foreign invasion of Hollywood movies started last summer with the teaming of Hurt Lancaster and Qina Lollabrlglda In "Trapeze" and Anna Magnanl with Lancaster In "The Rose Tattoo." Now it's Rossana Podesta as Alan Ladd's leading lady in "San- Mexican Slur SariU MuuJ llel with Mario Lanza in "Serenade"; British star Alec Guinness opposite Grace Kelly in "The Swan" and another British profile. Trevor' Howard, In "Run for the Sun." Most of Hollywood's stars ran for television in the last few years. Now it's every producer in town running for big-name foreign stars who will be the , "new faces" on the screen in 1956. PRODUCER Milton Sperling's lingers are crossed in his attempt to land Audrey'Hepburn for "Marjorie Morningstar." She's read the script and says she likes it. There are red faces In the CBS- TV sunset. Network stopped filming My Favorite Husband" after the 13th telefilm stanza, but the show has been racking up more points than, the Phil Silvers program during the past few weeks. Walter Slezak's telling about the fellow who rammed his auto Into a telephone pole. A cop rushed up and asked what happened. The ;ent pointed to the back seat and said, "My wife fell asleep.*! Robert Stack's writing down 1955 as the year of hit escape from type casting. He's starred in four movies "and all. of the roles," he says, "are as different as night from day." He played a Bogart-type ex-convict, a small-town medic, a western hero and now he's a combination drunk, psycho and killer In "Written on the Wind"—"and what more could an actor ask tor?" "Maybe I'm wrong," «yi Stack, "tmt these days I don't believe any actor sh'nuld be typed." . The Jones girls are doing fine in the movies. Jennifer won the COMPO best actress award, Shirley Is a click In ."Oklahoma!" and a looker named Mary Jones is making her movie debut in the British film, "The Battle of the River Platte." The title of "The View From Pompey's Head" Is more baffling to Europeans than it is to U.S. filmgoers. So the tag of the Dana Wynter-Richard Egan starrer is being switched to "Secret Inter- preserving both lines of play as long as possible. Eventually, t& opponents will have to commit themselves, and then South .can proceed with one plan or the other. South ruffs the first round . of hearts, cashes the ace of clubs, »nd gives up a club. The defend ers cannot afford to lead trumps, for then South will proceed to establish his clubs. The best defense is to lead another heart, and South ruffs again. Declarer then gives up the other club trick. Once more, the opponents have a problem to which there is no solution. If they lead trumps, South can bring in the clubs. II the defenders lead a third heart, South will ruff and will enter dummy with tbe ace of diamonds to ruff a fourth heart. After this, the opponents can take only their top trump, but South will make his contract. lude" for showings In England. DOROTHY DANDRIDGE i* vexed with a press agent's plan that she '.'ould sing a new song titled "Mink Is vulgar" in her night-club act. Furriers are bombarding her with protests. Blonde Yolande Donlan, now Mrs. Val Guest, will play a lady on safri In the new Tarzan flicker. She's been a steady panel member of the London TVersion of "What's My' Line" since she chosa marriage over religious vows as a nun. Dorothy Shay about'swank Lai Vegas hotels encouraging guest* to wander around the gambling casinos in bathing suits: —"H;» iluiple. If you've lost your abirt you won't feet' too conspicuous." Satchmo Set To Show Reds Golden Horn By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD W) — Louta Armstrong, America's, ambassador Without portfolio but with horn, li willing to continue making friend! for this country wherever he's sent —even behind the Iron Curtain. "Russia? That's okay with me," he says. "They say the Russian! don't like music, but that couldn't be true. Some of the best music In the world has come out of Russia. 'Porgy and Bess' opened up thera and it was a big smash. If they want me to go, I'll go. "I'll go wherever they send m». It's just like when I was delivering coal. If the company sent ma, I'd bring a load to your house. It you'd pay me an entra 30 centa, I'd even stash it In your basement. "Me, I Just like to play this horn. If I can make friends for us with it, that's fine. And music seems to do that. A note is a -note In any language, and those foreign audiences are really hep. In some of those countries, It's just like going down to New Orleans and playing for all the cats I used to know." Louis Daniel Armstrong, who still blows th«, best horn in the business at 55, is taking a rest from his, globe trotting to maka a movie: It's the "Philadelphia Story' 'moved to the Newport, R.I., jazz festival and retitled "High. Society." Among the high socialites: Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, Frank Sinatra. Afterward, Armstrong sat down to talk about his tours. He baa been to Europe five times, playing from Spain to Sweden, and has ventured as far aa Australia and Japan. "The cats are wild wherever I go," he said. "After we play 'Back- Home In Indiana,' they're with u« all the way.. It brings the Joint down. But then I'll play a quiet number -like 'Tenderly' and you won't be able to hear a sound In the auditorium." 15 Years Ago In Blythtyillt Je« Homer, C. 'B. Woods Jr., W. 8. Johnston and W. L. Hughes are are .attending Uie All-Amerlcan Meld Trials in Holy Springs, Miss, today. Chief Roy Head today announced that Blytheville's fire losses during 1940 totaled almost a million dollars. The three big fires of the year were the Federal Compress on October 22, the Hubbard Furniture Company on May 19, and the B, A. Lynch building, occupied by Oood- yead and Montgomery Wards. Miss Anita _Paye Beck ant! I-Jlss Jeanne Stacy will spend this weekend in Memphis. Birds and Beasts Answer to Prtviout Punle ACROSS 1 Simian beast 4 Rodents 8 Ostrich's point 14 Odd (Scot.) 15 First woman 16 Flowers 18 Sea god 20 Intend! 21 Hurry 22 Gratuities 24 Thick piece 26 Persian fairy 27 Beast's foot 30 Dog 32 Interitice 34 Reach 35 Bed canopy 36 Legal matter! 37 Equine beast 39 Seethe 40 Competent 41 Enclosure for beasts 42 Quiet 45 Rice hone 49 Detective itoriei 51 Wir god 52 Heraldic band 13 Entrince to a mine 84 Blickblrd of cuckoo fimily 85 Depirter 58 Honeys 57 Guided DOWN . I Prayer eodlnf I Overlay 8 Musical qualities 9 Operatic solo 10 Persia 11 Scottish girl 17 Realm 19 Leg bone 23 Angry 24Cicatrix 27 Possible 41 Hijtories 28 Toward the 42 Smoke and fog sheltered side 43 Neophyte 26 Punitive 29 Heated 31 Agile 33 Natural fat 38 Live 40 Change 44 Island 46 Linden tree 47 Sea eagle 48 Incursion 50 Male sheep

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