PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, JANUARY IZ^If BI- T-HE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI OOURITR NEWS OO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher BAKRY A. KAINEB, Kdltor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlmnU, Meniphli. Entered a* aecond class matter «t the post•Rice »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- (reu, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any lUburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within > radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year, $3.50 for six months, $3.00 for three months; by mail outside so mile lone, $13.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS WhoaoeTer therefore shall be ashamed of Me and of My wordi in thii adulteroiu and ilnfnl generation; at him also shall the Son of man be aihimrd, when He cometh in the glory of His Father with the holy angels.—Mark 8:3*. * *• * Ah! a seraph may pray for a sinner, But a sinner must pray for himslef —Charles M. Dickinson. BARBS There are Mid to be more autos than kitchen rinks In our country. Who wants to ride In a kitchen rink? * * * The stores wouldn't still be crowded if folks had bought the right sizes in Christmas presents to the first place. * * * Thrown hi» fingerprint* U about the only way an habitual criminal can make an Impres- afcm. * * * It would be.wiae for gym Instructors to advise' •me businessmen te pull their paunches. '*.*.* TMn-aicn §«m to act K lilly right after you •eaM to be one of them. Laying It On The Line President Eisenhower, who has managed some impressive political successes by breaking the standard political rules, now flouts the one that says you've got to offer the voters a tax cut in an election year. It would have been quite easy for the President, in his State of the Union mes- •age, to have held out some hope of a cut by talking in cheerfully vague generalities. This he declinted to do. In effect he went over the heads of lawmaker! who may soon be pressing for iom« »ort of tax reduction, appealing to the good tense of the American people as he explained why he felt a cut wag inadvisable at this time. To begin with, Eisenhower obviously believes that if the country can't balance its federal budget in a time of such high prosperity it probably never will. He wants the budget balanced. Originally, hopes of a tax slash were higher because federal expenses for the coming year were expected to be fewer. But upward revision in defense and foreign aid items altered the picture. Similarly, the President thinks prosperous times are right for making at least a small dent in the huge national debt. If not then, when? "Under conditions of high peacetime prosperity, such as now exist," said the President, "we can never justify going further into debt to give ourselves a tax cut at the expense of our children." Eisenhower would be happy, of course, to see a tax cut if the preconditions of a balanced budget and reduced federal debt could be met this year. But the likelihood of that isn't too strong. In addition to heavier foreign aid and defense commitments, he wants Congress to approve some ambitious plans for improving the farmer's lot and expanding and updating the nation's school and highway systems. These programs, some of which he will outline in more detail later, will cost a good deal. Some reaction in Congress suggests the pressures for a tax cut may surmount the President's resistance. Even faithful GOP leaders like Rep. Joseph W. Martin of Massachusetts think he may have left the door open to reduction later. In a sense he did, but only in the sense that he would favor it if his conditions were fulfilled. Congress might not be so fussy, however. It has voted or permitted tax cuts before when the budget was unbalanced. It could again. Furthermore, the lawmakers might decide to deny the President some of the fund* he eeeks particularly for foreign •id and aimilar bulky items. That way i budffet might be brought into a bal- i at • lower level. •^ la toy event, the President has faced •f*fce fi»eal iw/ue squarely. Now we'll see Rejoicing Leavened With Apprehension When Chancellor Knorad Adenauer of West Germany passed his 80th birthday, it was a reminder to the free world on at least two counts. First of all, in the interests of Western solidarity, we are extremely, fortunate that a man of Adenauer's integrity, prestige, forcefulness and dedication to European unity should have been fit so long to remain at the helm in Germany. But, secondly, we must realize the odds are against his leading the Bonn government for very much longer. His death or retirement would be bound to have serious repercussions in the vital German sector of the Cold War. Reports have it that a number of qualified Germans now working as Aden- auer'slieutenants would be on hand to take over. But they could not command his prestige at the outset if ever. And there is no way of foreseeing what political shifts of consequence might follow Adenauer's departure from the scene. . VIEWS OF OTHERS Side Note on Poltics Among louthem Democrats for whom Stevenson is a little too near-dealish and Kefauver and Harriman are out of the question, the name 61 Gov. Frank J. Lausche of Ohio is heard with increasing prominence as a presidential prospect whom they could enthusiastically support. Although a northern Democrat, he is a conservative one who more or less supported Sen. Taft against his own party's senatorial nominee in 1950 and who warmly praises President Eisenhower. Governors Shivers of Texas and Kennon of Louisiana, who bolted Adl&i in 1953 to support Ike, are endorsing Lausche for the presidential nomia- tion. Some papers, notably the Orlando Sentinel, are beating the drunu. for him. Senators Russell of Georgia, McClellan of Arkansas and Holland of Florida have been, giving him pats on the back. And that raises an Interesting situation because Lausche is a Catholic and time was, not so long ago, when a Catholic had no more chance of getting elected to anything in Florida, and the South, than Alger His* would have hi running for commander of the American Legion. But perhaps times have changed now. Allen Morris, a Tallahassee columnist, is one who thinki they have. He wrote the other day. that Floridiana now "are more Interested in the Qualification*, abilities and integrity of their officials than they are in their religious beliefs" and cited four state officials who are Catholics. If Lausche should be entered in the Florida presidential primary it would provide an interesting test. Although he has said that he does not plan to enter any primaries, he appears to have many fans In this state and they could put up a slate of Lausche delegates without his say-so. Certainly there is no place in the Florida of today for any religious intolerance.—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Quiet! Bright Boy at Work Scientific tests show that a noisy noise affects a bright boy most, according to a report'made Tuesday to the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Atlanta. It's encouraging that the scientists have gone to work on boys and noise. Here are two subjects that long have been closely associated in the mind* who would like to have as much information as possible about the relationship. A lot of parents no doubt would be grateful if the researchers would throw their scientific machinery in reverse and find out which tends to make the most noise—bright boys or dullards, or maybe that would be too revealing!—Atlanta Journal, SO THEY SAY They (Democrats) may do it, but it would be a mistake. It would be the weakest line they could take.—Sen. H. Alexander Smith ( K-, N.J.) on possible Democratic attacks on Administration's foreign policy. * * * The Soviet government stood, and still stands, for an end to the arm race and the outlawing of atomic weapons. And this extends also to rocket weapons which have been recently developed into weapons of intercontinental power.—Soviet Premier Bulganin hints that Russia has developed an Intercontinental rocket. * * * It's all right if people call me a Fascist. I don't give a damn.—Pierre Poujade, controversial leader of France's antitax' faction. # * * Many Democratic leaders feel that Madison Avenue, which was nearly 100 per cent behind the Elsenhower campaign and the Elsenhower administration (in 1952), might want to hedge ita bets by going bipartisan.—Sen, A. 8. Mike Monroney (D., Okla.), seconding proposed bipartisan advertising campaign for '66 elections. The (Georgia) Tech players and the people of New Orleans were all wonderful to me. I thought the Tech player* were fine sportsmen, perhaps the best I've played against all season.—Bobtiy Grler, •Pittsburgh University fullback, first Negro to play in the Sugar Bowl, # * * Our forces in the Pacific are strong forces able to carry out any assignment that might be given to them.—Charles B. Thomas, U.S. Navy secretary. * * * I cannot Imagine the Reds being «o unwise as to try and take Formosa.—Air Force Secretary Donald Quarles, on tour ol Far But Air Fore* "Leggo! Mama Knows Best" Peter Edson's Washington Column — White House Parley on Higher Education Is Being Considered By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A White House conference on higher education is now being considered. It would aim to do for colleges and universities what this year's White House Conference on Education did for grade and high schools. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Marion B. Fotsom. mentioned .a second conference in his first meeting with the press. He- gave credit tc Roy E. Larson, president of Time and-new chairman of the Fund'for Advancement of Education for originating the idea in a recent Bostpn speech. Folsom said his primary interest was In finding ways to assist gifted students t« advanced train- Ing. But the whole range of higher education problems is being explored. Where and how are more college instructors to be obtained? How can their salaries be increased? What can be done to get more and better housing on campuses? How can the g. owing college-age population and the increasing demand for higher education be taken care of? The last item It most Important of all. By 1965, U. S, collegec and universities will be crowded beyond their capacity. The first postwar, bumper baby crop — the 2.9 million youngsters born in 1848 — will be reaching college entrance age in 1964 and 1965. Since 1948 the birth rate has risen steadily. If the present 30 "per cent rate of enrollment continues, attendance will rise from 2.5 million this year to 3.4 million in 1965 and 4.2 million by 1970. This rising standard of living swells it. Business and government are demanding more scientists and engineers. Universities need more highly educated instructors! There are shortages of doctors and professionally trained people even today. So if SO per cent of the high school grads should seek higher education, accommodations will be needed for 3.5 million students In 1960, 4.7 million In 1965 and a whopping 6.7 million 111 1970. These simple figures .show what a White House Conference on Higher Education would have to talk about. The present, completely tenta tlve, plans indicate that a recom mendation be made In the reports on this year's White, House Con ference on Education. They are now being drafted by Freslden Elsenhower's 34-member Commis sion on Education, under the chair manship of Neil H. McElroy o Procter at Gamble. Folsom says the President will send Congress a special message on education early in 1958. Rec ommending action for a White House Conference would then fol low in 1957. In any studies of higher educa tlon, the question of "How much federal aid?" arises. Privately endowed colleges believe the fed eral governme~t must be kept ou if freedom of education Is to be maintained. In the opposite corner is the view that the job ahead is too big for private schools to handle, and the national interest demands some federal aid. One thing seems fairly certain If private colleges and universities don't meet the demand, universities supported by state and federal government funds will have to do the Job. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service It is easy for people to confuse some disturbing symptom with a disease,. and that is Just what the writer of today's first letter does Q—Will you please say some thing about palpitation, of heart? Is this illness dangerous and curable?—M.C. A—Palpitation of the heart is not an "illness." It is merely a consciousness of the beating of the heart and does not signify that heart disease Is present at all. Those who are nervous and overtired are quite likely to notice the heart beat and to complain of palpitation. When they get better the sensation usually disappears. Of course, a person with hearl disease or high blood pressure can also notice palpitations. A person troubled with this sensation should be examined. If the physician finds nothing wrong with the heart, the patient should ignore the palpitations as much as possible. Q — Would you say something about ulcers in the mouth? I wear dental plates and lately have no ticed every once in a while I get an ulcer or two on my lips which last for about a week.—Mrs. D.G, A—There are a great many possible causes for ulcers around the rnouth. Perhaps in this instance they are the. result of irritation from the plates Certainly, that possibility should be checked. Sometimes there is said to be a virus responsible. Sometimes there may be a deficiency in vitamins so that both the local and general possibilities must be investigated. <J—My husband and I have been married 17 years and were happy until about three years ago. Since then he has been staring at every woman he sees. I haven't had a social life for a long time because I get so humiliated; I am at my •li's end, and he gets insanely mad and denies it when I mention t. I am afraid this will break up our home.—M. A—Assuming that this Is real and not -the result of the Imagination of the writer, a situation such as this can affect the health of both parties as well as their marital tatus. It Is by no means unusual or men to look at the opposite sex, ncl It Is sometimes said that a man Is old Indeed when he stops. There Is, however, a difference, believe, between "looking" and rude staring. However, if Mrs. M's h««b*n4 teM BO more than look, It seems she may be making a mountain out of a mole hill am should endeavor to shrug it off Q—Could one have an advanced case of diabetes without the symptom of prodigious thirst?—H.H. A—Yes, one can. Not all com mon symptoms of diabetes are present in every victim of tha disease. One of the problems of diabetes is the rather large num ber of people who have it but do not realize it because they have never taken the laboratory tests which alone can make the diagnosis. Q—Please advise on the use o; a hair dye or tint. Are there any harmless dyes or tints?—Mrs. W.J A—There have been reports oi skin difficulty and other forms oi poisoning frpm most of the hair dyes. I believe that the vegetable tints are less likely to produce harm. A person starting in with a hair dye or tint should have tbe skin tested with the proposed preparation before using a large amount on the hair. There is also some risk that a person will develop sensitivity to continued use of some of the dyes. I do not want to say definitely that there is any dye or tint which is absolutely harmless, but there are certainly some that are much less likely to produce difficulty than others. HEZ TOGGLE allows that here in. substance is what.th' Supreme Court nine said: "There is actually no difference between the races. If one thinks so, that is merely a pigment of the . Imagination." — Birmingham News. tbelr pan***' • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Defense Slip* With Discards By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service "Please comment on the accompanying hand," requests a Brooklyn reader. "Our defense -slipped, and we'd like to know how to avoid this kind of error in the future. "West opened the eight of hearts, dummy put up the queen and East won with the ace. East continued with-the jack of hearts, and South took the third heart trick with his NORTH (D) 4>A82 WEST AK6 V853 • 653 • AQJ1094 *34 EAST *QJ94 VAJ1096 * 872 + J10962 *A SOUTH 4-10753 »K74 4-K + KQ753 North-South vul. East South West IV 2 * Pass Pass 2N.T, Pass Pass Pass Pass North 1 * 24> 3N.T. Opening lead— V * king. "South now overtook the king of daimonds with dummy's ace and proceeded . to run the diamonds from the dummy. East threw one spade, but then got worried about throwing, any more. He therefore discarded the laat two hearts. It was now safe for declarer to lead a club from dummy. East took the ace, but South was able to get his club trick In time. In fact, South took two club tricks and thus mad* his contract with an overtrlck. 'It's easy to see that East should have thrown away three spades Instead of giving up the hearts. Had he done ao, he would have set the contraot with lour hearts und a club. The question Is: How could East know while the hand wait being played?" Rant couldn't be sure about the spade, situation, but It itlould have Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Holly. wood on' TV: It' whimsy not whamsy with Johnny Carson, the first TV comedian to develop an audience without developing an ul cer or a nervous breakdown. Easy does it on "The Johnny Carson Show" every Thursday night on CBS-TV. There's no for. mat, no hard-hitting opening monolog and no backstage hysteria. There's just a nice-looking guy having fun. Says Johnny, who is as serious offstage as Jack Benny: "You can't be on television and be hilarious every week. You can't fracture the people every week with srmlc lines—there aren't tha' many. Even playing the same character every week is dangerous. I try to be just a nice, acceptable entertaining guy. And I try to let the audience know me as a person." There's no doubt about the sue cess of Johnny's approach to TV comedy. Since June his rating: has climbed from 8 to 17 in one of Hollywood's best TV success atoriea of the year. • A former Omaha and Los Angeles radio announcer, Johnny zoomed to stardom via ,a TV summer replacement show, writing gags for Red Skelton and then pinch-hitting for Skelton when, he Injured himself in a fall during a rehearsal. "MOOD' 'AND "BRIDGE" music supplied on recordings to TV and radio stations includes such diverse selections as "danger and suspense tunes," "humorous effects," "Mysteriosa," "lifting gay tune s," and "interplanetary themes." The way things are going on TV though, they'll have to add "music for losers." For quii shows. Perry Como will do four of his NBC-TV shows in Hollywood in February. He's after movie names as guests . . . The black crepe will not be hung over the "Joe and Mabel" series, yanked after one network showing. CBS dispatched Alex Gottlieb to New York to play Dr. Fix It and get the show back on the air. "It's a Great Life" for Michael 6'Shea. He's buying a big cattle ranch with his salary from the NBC-TV show . . . Lassie Is mat ing more money in TV than he ever did as an MOM barker. The pooch, earned $263,000 in leven years of movie stardom. Last year alone his home-screen earnings, with personal appearances, added up. to $100,000. NOT IN THE SCRIPT: Imogene Coca, about home screen appearances: "Television Is a medium you have to get away from every now and then.' THE W1TNET: The Los Angeles skyline as seen throught the windows of the new L.A. police building dominates a new set just completed for "Dragnet." "It's so realistic," says Jack Webb, "you been easy for him to find the right play nevertheless. East can see that declarer is bound to make six diamond tricks and the ace of spades in addition' to the heart trick that he took at the beginning. These add up to eight easy tricks for declarer. If South also has the King of spades, there Is no way to defeat the contract. Bast must proceed on the assumption that his partner .has the king of spades. If this is not so, declarer may make an extra trick or two, but these are unimportant tricks. Only If West actually holds the king of spades can the contract be defeated. There is nothing hard about finding the right play if East assumes that his partner has the king of spades. It is then easy for East to discard three spades, leaving it up to his partner to control this suit. [Herald. can almost smell the' smog." '.I HIS IS TELEVISION, Mn. Jones: Preston Foster is growing, "younger" In TV. In "Waterfront" he had a seven-year-old grandson. In his new "Test pilot" atanzaa he's the father of. a la-year-old son. • rirst plot of the new "Alarm" series, based. on fire department heroics, will be the Cocoanut Grove night-club fire in Boston In which western star Buck -Jones lost his life. Roland Reed Is producing. TV audience prediction for IDWi 15 million aeta In 50 ralUioa homes. Claudette Colbert retunrs to th« sophisticated comedy that mads her famous "~on the TVersion of "Biithe Spirit" Jan. 15. First time TV has asked her for the gay spirit. 75 Years Ago In B/yt/ievi/fe Mri. B. f. Potter wu th« gue«t of Mrs. Theodore Logan when irn entertained members of the Double Four Bridge Club at her home. Prizes for the afternoon's bridge play were awarded Mri. T. J. Barne» and Mrs. John roster. Mrs. Walter Rosenthal, who underwent minor surgery at Blytheville Hospital, was removed to her home today. Mrs. Alice Womach, Mr». Jeea* White, Mrs. E. C. Allen and Mri. L. S. Beniih spent Saturday in Memphis. Fine Turned Into Profit EDMOND, Okla. (ffV-A $K> fln* levied agalnat a teacher for pennlt- tlng student* to aell. oakta door-t*- door hat turned into a HI profit. Smypathy build up for 'th« it*- dentt and teacher, Alvin Lawaon, who paid the fine. The cake* wer« being told to ralM tunda for a school carnival. When thi carnival wu held a cltlien repaid thi teacher far tht fine. In addition a magician from Oklahoma City offered his service*, free for the carnival. Finally, a hut wan paased and $».S6 wai contributed "to defray the invonven- ience the student! had whll* telling cak«. n Poor TV Is Asset FORT DAVM, Ten. <*)—»•«•«•• Fort Davi* hat "the worat poaaibU television reception," Harvard College of Cambridge, Mali., 1* thinking of locating it* big, new teleecop* her*. Director Donald H. Mniel K Har- vaxd'a observatory said trie telescope, which will permit observation of the sun by means of radio •mission*, should b« located when there's no television interference. THE FELLOW that did what we'H like to do: When car blocked pedestrian crossing at Monroe and Jefferson Friday he opened on* rear door, walked In, and out tha other, to the howling amusement of everyone who saw it. — Tallahassee Democrat. "THE PERSON who associate* with younger people and joins In their activities will never grow old," says a psychologist. Of course he won't — he won't live that long. — Jackson (Miss.) State Times. IF YOU WANT a surprising'to- tal, try counting your blessings. — A. C. Jolly in-The Bartow (Qa.) 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