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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY IT, 19M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE OOUJUIB NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. RAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By wirier m the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, J5c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year, $3.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS We're already reading about how to cut down on your Income tax. The surest way itill U to earn less. * * ' * The biggest trouble with middle age can be •potted through one look into your mirror. BARBS A dollar isnt worth a dime unless you spend It. Then it's worth about fifty cents. * * * A public accountant was arrested for being drunk. He should keep away from fifths. Experts do not agree on the origin of the grapefruit. Why worry about such a little squirt? Success comet Quicker when you're as quick OB getting started at you arc on getting tired. The-easiest way to stop a bad tooth from aching Is to decide to go to the dentist. Nation of Individuals The moderates are still very much . in the majority in France, but their leaders «eem determined to avoid the kind of collaborative effort to provide an effective moderate government. The rival center coalitions, one led by outgoing Premier Edgar Faure and the the other by former Premier Mendes, France, would in'any reasonable mood get together to form an unbeatable block of strength in opposition to Communist and rightist extremists. But this is not happening. Faure has appealed for this unity of the center, to no avail. Although it appears highly unlikely that he himself could put a new cabinet over, he was not out of place in making the bid. After all, his right-of-center group polled the heaviest vote in France's Jan. 2 elections. Mendes-France's left-of-center aggregation flatly turned him down. In fact, the former premier, in company with Socialist leader Guy Mollet, said plainly that their group would try to form a government on terms which Faure's group could take or leave. In, the en.d it may indeed be this Mendes-France coalition that is given the first chance to build a new cabinet. One French newspaper is predicting, for example, that Mollet may be the next premier. Yet the Mendes-France and Mollet declaration of no compromise with the Faure group has about it the very sort of political arrogance that has so often toppled French governments before. The left-of-center men did not, after all, win the election. They placed second, a good distance back of the Faure group and not too far ahead of the Communists. French politicans are by definition hair splitters who evidently consider it more vital to remain true to their own individual political conceptions than to serve their country. Perhaps an ideal country would be one in which a man might be wholly individualistic and still somehow serve, or at least not hurt his countrymen. But in this practical world most of us find we must., make some sacrificies individually in order to contribute properly to the general national good. The French do not seem disposed to make such sacrifices. Each man is loyal to France, but it is his France. One might My France is composed of 45 million separate and loosely associated principalities Ai this becomes more and more apparent with each successive governmental failure, one must naturally wonder about the ultimate fate of France the nation. A pity it would be if men were to writ* on* day that France the world pow»r di«d of too much individual integrity VIEWS OF OTHERS Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. • Entered at second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October >, 1917. North or South-It's Murder In New York City the other day, t woman and her two children were found brutally stabbed to death in their apartment home. Detectives discovered the bodies when the; went to tell the woman that her husband had- been found shot and critically wounded to his automobile. Oviously some one had marked this entire family for destruction and had succeeded with the exception of the father who, though shot In the chest and head, Is still hovernig at this writ- Ing between life and death. ' There is one other item of interest which gives this case unusual significance. The husband was a Negro and the wife was a white woman. Was the murder the result of insane racial hatred? No one knows yet. Shocking as this crime is, it received little or no notice beyond New York. Imagine what headlines such slaughter would have made across the country and over the world If it had taken place under similar circumstances In the South. : '• The N. Y. murderer remains'at large. In the South this would be proof positive that all city, county and state law enforcement agencies were aiding and abetting such racial crimes. No doubt the FBI would have been sent in on general principles. But New York escapes blame. No New Yorker—even the killer—are indicated. Such a thing In the South would have proven «11 over again that Southerners are engaging in a blody reign of terror against Negroes. As it is, it's Just another incident in the life of the Big City. No one seems to have given it much thought. Everything happens in New York. Some will say that it was probably a Southerner who did it anyway. We're not rationalizing crime in the South. We merely say that southern crimes should not be distorted and magnilled in other areas while .similar or worse crimes elsewhere are all but ignored.—Rocky Mount (N. C.) Telegram. Garden of Eden Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hoi wood Uncensored:-Ingrid Bergra still "poison" at the box offic Biggest behind-the-scenes Hoi wood hassle of 1955, it now can told, took place among high bra at 20th Century-Fox over the hlrin of Ingrid to star in the film vi sion of "Anastasla." The 'studio, some of .the big executives argued, was faking big risk because Ingrid hasn't be< forgiven by certain groups f wa'klng out on hubby and skippln off to Italy with Roberto Rossellin the Italian film director. Some theater circuit*, accordlr to Dally Variety, were polled b the studio and said they woul refuse. to play the picture. But Production Boss Darr Zanuck was willing to take t Partner- Not Competitor Japan's Ambassador Iguchi, speaking In Boston, made It clear his country had no intention " of flooding the United States with cheap cotton textiles to the detriment of our own country. What he had to say should serve to disarm, to considerable extent, the protectionist* and bitter foes of the Eisenhower administration's program of veer foreign trade. ... Mr. Iguchi conceded japan's exports to the United States had made amazing gains this year.' But he said Japan also was aware of the concern that is .being expressed by the American cotton textile Industry and as a result, Japan now was ready to take "practical measures which would preserve and encourage competitive co-operation In accord with American industry." The expectation is that japan voluntarily will limit her 1856 textile exports to the 1955 level and check the volume of other competitive items coming In. This should reflect Japan's good Intentions to become no more than a "trading partner" with the Unitied States instead of a competitor. That is the way we would like. to. have it, of course; but whether we like it or not, Japan must trade to survive and if she can't trade with the West she must inevitably turn to Communist nations.. Mr. Iguchi properly called attention to two other aspects of our output of cotton products. And the other is that Japan still is buying about three times more from the United States than we are buying from Japan.—Memphis Press-Scimitar. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Economists Keep Watchful Eye On Growth of Consumer Credit Turnabout At Eaton The boys and girls who swapped roles at Eaton high school for a two-week period will be handicapped a few years from now when it comes to domestic argument. How can a man who has spent two weeks studying home economics, and learned all the trials of homemaking,-have a proper lack of appreciation for the work his wife performs in the house? How can a woman who has spent two weeks . in the vocational agriculture department of a glhg school learning the hard work a man put* in on a farm, in a trade or at a shop, be expected to exhibit a proper scorn for the role her husband essays? Each will be saddled with a deep and abiding respect for the work the other performs. Neither will be able to assume the martyred tones of normal marriage debate. Neither can berate the spouse for taking it easy. Knowledge, when it comes to domestic debate, can be quite a handicap. But it also can smooth the road to real tranqulllty and hapiness at home. In this respect, the Eaton youngsters are "far, far ahead.—Dayton Daily News. WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Om business barometer getting a lo of attention these days is thi growth of consumer credit. Federal Reserve Board has Jus reported that consumer installmen debt now totals 27.i billion dollars This is an Increase of 5 billion dollars over a year ago. Short-term consumer debts o nearly 7.7 billion dollars addition ally bring the total to around 35 billions. That's obviously a lot of money, but rather meaningless to the average family head, concerned with balancing his own budget for the coming year. Reducing the figures to average family size makes them easier to understand. There are now approximately 49.5 million famlies in the U.S., plus another 3 million unattached adults. This makes a total of 52.5 million "spending units." Past surveys by Federal Reserve show that about half of these spending units have no debts. No long-term mortgage on the house. No Intermediate Installment debt. No short-term charge accounts or service bills to pay. So to make an estimate on average indebtedness it's necessary to divide total consumer credit of 35 billion dollars in round numbers, by the 26 million plus spending units who do owe money. The answer comes to approxi- mately $1330 per unit. This is made up of,- on the average, $542 owed on an automobile $228 owed on furniture or house- repair or modernization loans, $204 owned on personal loans. This Is all installment debt. On noninstallment debts, the average breakdown is $103 on single payment loans due, $123 owed on charge accounts and $M on service credit for doctor bills and the like. Automobile loans are responsible for most of last year's increase. Seventy-two per cent .of the new cars were sold on credit in the third quarter of 1955. The average note on purchase was for $2200. Both figures are new highs. This average indebtedness of $1330 for the spending units that are in debt must of course be related to average family income. With total disposable income after taxes calculated at 275 billion dollars at the end of the year, the average Income i'or 52.5 million spending units would be about ?5,240. An installment and short-term debt of $1,300 for such a family would be a little over 25 per cent of income. That Is consldere da ligh ratio for sound family financing. The above figures of course do not -include home owners' mortgage indebtedness. It has been ris- ng at the rate of a billion dollars I > month. It's another cause of worry for economists v.-ho fear that too much easy credit may lead to more Inflation. Best estimates of Housing and Home Finance Agency experts put the total owner-occupied housing mortgage debt at about 80 billion dollars as of Jan. 1. Of the 42 million U.S. housing unite, approximately one third are rented. .Another third are owner- occupied and fully paid for. The final third, or 14 million units, are mortgaged. This would make the average unpaid balance due on mortgages for families buying their own homes on time $5,700. In relation to average family disposable Income of over $5200 a year, the average mortgage la 10 per cent greater. Families buying their own homes on time aren't necessarily the same families with the larger installment and short-term debts. The two figures can't be added to get a representative total average farrily Indebtedness. Excepting the automobile indebtedness, the figures largely cover families living in cities and small towns. Farm loans are largely carried as business loans and are not included In installment credit. Department of Agriculture eco- nomlnsts say there are no good data on farm family average Indebtedness. chance, and casting of Ingrid the role finally was approved. Many stars high In box-offli popularity polls have survived d vorce. headlines and worse "sea dais"—if Ingrid's "Love and Ma riage". problems qualify iir th category with some people. Gene Autry is planning a film biography of-himself and has. d cid'ed he's the type to pla the role. Will Rogers, Jr., .vill pla his famed humorist Pop in th production, which will be budgete a* $2,000,000. Lillian Roth's life story, "I'll Crj Tomorrow;" has Susan Hayward name on the lips of everyone as possible Oscar winner—and Ltl lian s name on the memo pads several producers for a film comeback. Lillian's last picture was "Tak a Chance," now an ironic title. Sh took a chance on letting MGM film her sordid life story—"on locatlo in her soul"—and it's paying bl dvlidends. Jane Hayer has nixed all movl ro'.es since "her marriage to Free MacMurray — she changed he mind about being a nun—but sh will make personal appearance with him on a publicity tour for new movie. Not in the Script: Rod Steiger about future domestic life with his estranged wife: "Nothing will b settled until I return from a three month European vacation: Mayb absence will make the heart grow fonder." Eva Marie Saint has Joined the "I won't talk" set. She's nixing al fan magazine Interviews . . . Audie Murphy has a syndicate Interested in buying "The Red Badge of Cour age," filmed six years ago, for reissue to cash in on the record breaking box-office hit, "To He! and Back." There's a solid reason—money in the bank—for Hollywood's new cy cle of remaking old movie hits There's a lack of story. materia and golden proof that remakes jood ones, can make more money than the originals. "The zoomed Magnificent box-office Obsession' figures to the Doctor Says -\* . JORDAN, M.D. NEA Service SO THEY SAY ,We consider some of these remarks (criticism of poor housing and wasted manpower) correct and will take note of them.—Vilis Lacis, chairman of the Soviet Council of Nationalities on foreign visitors. '* #'*,'' Pitching will be a big problem (In-1956), because it has to be good. If those kid pitchers, (Craig, Koufax and Bessent) aren't as good as expected, we'll suffer. —Walter Alston, manager of the world champion Brooklyn Dodgers. * * # ' The embarrassment we were suffering over the separation became so great we felt obliged to make public how we felt about It.—Oliva "paps" DIonne on the patchcd-up rift between' Mmself and hU four famous daughters. * * * . I owe It to Fay for my ability to make It with Just a can* , . . believee me, I sure owe a lot to that dog'.-Sat* Sen. Tom Hisbrook (Ind.) on mirtment of his 13-year-old tecing-eye dog. It sometimes seems as thoug the progress of medicine were re markably slow. When one pausi to review what has happened often look£ better. This is the cas with heart disease and diseases o the blood vessels. From the standpolt 'of preven lion, much has been done over th past few years.. Other develop ments quite possibly are Jus around the corner. Not too Ion ago, for example, syphilis cause< great damage to the heart am blood vessels. Today, there 1 much less heart and blood vesse disease of syphilitic origin. Another step forward in preven tion of heart disease has been the recognition that some congenita defects of the heart, that is hear disease present at birth, apparently result from German measles or some other viral disease sufferec by the mother during the firs three months of her pregnancy. Prevention of exposure to Ger, man measles, therefore may be expected to reduce somewhat the number of infants who are borr with heart disease. Another great advance has beer the observation that attacks ol rheumatic fever could • be greatly reduced in frequency by giving susceptible individuals penicillin over a prolonged period of time: Since rheumatic fever is responsible for much serious heart disease this,.too, is an important step for r ward. Less far along are the preventive psoslbilities of using diet or other measures to lessen the amount of fatty substances deposited in the walls .of the arteries—antheroscler- osls."Whether this will evolve Into a practical method of prevention Is not yet entirely clear but It certainly Is a possibility. We know more too, about the outlook in various forms and stages of heart disease. It was all too common In the past for people to throw up their hands In despair whenever the label of heart dis- children and grown-ups with hearl murmurs, many of those who had an attack of coronary thrombosis, and those with other forms of heart disease, are often able to lead normal, or near normal lives for long periods. I cannot help but feel that this more sensible and true understanding of the outlook represents real progress. We have moved forward, too, in the treatment of several forms of heart disease. One, known as sub- acute bacterial endocarditis, involves invasion of the blood stream and chambers of the heart by germs. This was formerly almost always fatal in the long run. To day a high -percentage of victims can be successfully treated by penicillin or other antibiotics. Surgery has begun to alter the outlook for se'veral kinds of heart disability. Most advanced of these jrobably are certain types of congenital heart disease. In several 'orrns, surgery can transform a youngster with serious difficulty nto. a healthy child. Other forms of surgery are being used for cor onary artery disease, heart pain, and blood vessel disorders. The medical management of most kinds of heart 1 disease has been continuing to improve. More known about how to handle pa- ients. A number of new. drugs have been discovered or developed which are useful In preventing clotting . Inside the blood vessels, ranquilliing the patient or with ther useful effects. Of course, there is a long way till to go. Much more must .be earned about the prevention of ertaln forms of heart disease and artlcularly prevention of fatty and alclum deposits In the walls of he blood vessels. .Possibly too, something can be eveloped not only to prevent such esposlt* but ebb to revers* th* rocesi once It has started. As pointed out in a recent td. ress by the president of the • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Play Must Match Bid By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service The bidding of today's hand was fine, which is rather more than can be said for the play. Perhaps this proves that it doesn't pay to bid a delicate slam If the hand is going to be played indelicately. West opened the king of clubs, and declarer properly ruffed this in the dummy. South noted that the nine of spades was missing and that he therefore could not plan to take two flnessese in the trump suit. He therefore planned to cash the ace of shades and then lead a low spade in the hope of catching a singleton honor or of finding the spades divided 2-2. This was a .reasonable plan for South to make king and queen of spades, exhausting dummy's trumps. East then led the ace of clubs and continued that suit, as a result of which the defenders took two trump tricks and three clubs, defeating the con tract four tricks. South should have realized that East would not have played the nine of spades if he had held king- nine-deuce or queen-nlne-deuce of the suit. There could be nothing wrong with finessing the Jack on the first round of trumps. If East had started with a single-ton nine of spades, the slam was doomed to begin with. If East had one honor with the nine of spades, South would have his chance to play the ace the next time. Finally, If East had both of the missing honors with the nine of spades, the Jack of spades-was the only play that would assure the slam. heights never reached by the original film, which launched Robert Taylor on his starring career. Selected Shorts: Luscious Kim Novak Is In the Columbia studio doghouse for turning down "Pal Joey" on advice of career pilots that the role Is too small for her. And on suspension at the samt studio is Aldo Ray for refusing to co-star with Donna Reed In "Black Mamba." . Hal Marcn ana uandy Torme are planning a February wedding In Greenwich, Conn. But there could be a hitch. Candy's hubby, singer Mel Torme, has not approved her plans for a "quickie" divorce In Nevada . This Is Las Vegas, Mrs. Jones: A scamctritig will be oo Marie ' ; Wil- payroll when she opens at th* New Frontier, she'll be sewn into her gowns before every performance. . t InBlythtYille 15 Years Ago Mr. and Mrs. C. F. tucker left today for Washington D. C. to attend the Inaugratlon of President Roosevelt and to visit their daughter, Mrs. Fleet Hawthorne, and family. Everett B. Ge« Is expected to return today from New Madrid, Mo. where he has spent several days on business. The Quality Shoe Store has been sold to T. E. Halter of Union City, Tehn. Before, going to Union City, Mr. Halter was with Scruggs,'Van- dervoot-Bamej of St. Louis for U LITTLE UZ For every person who Is flrtd with ambition there's another who's fired for lock of It. •»»• ndians Tell Scare Story ALEXANDRIA, Va. Ml — Susanah Alexander awoke, grabbed a gun and killed a man pursuing her usband, John, around the room with a hatchet. Then the Alexan- ers wrapped the victim In his orsehlde robe and burled him oa hillside. The victim was Long Tom, Orl- oco Indian chief. John Alexander as a founder of this early Ameran city — and wouldn't have wen except, for Susannah's sudden wakening. Mention was made of the hlstor- al incident at ceremonies In the emetery of old Pohick Church here John and Susannah — M ell as Long Tom — lie burled. CRITICS say television Is not ucatlonal. But, it stresses, the ree Rs — rassllng, rustling and •issues. — Gastonia (N. C.) Qa- tte. HUMAN NATURE Is What akes a husband who' hasn't ssed his wife in five years shoot, man who Just did. — Greenville C.) Piedmont. Screen Actress Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 58 Burial mount 1 Screen actress, < Scot -> Peggy 4 She is seen in varied 9 She acts on a movie DOWN 1 Challenges 2 Oleic acid salt 3 Man's name 4 Kind of horse ease was put on them or members I American Htart Association, the of their families. This dismal out- continued search for th* basic look Is ho longer valid nnd It islcauses of heart disease Is the ma- recognized, for example, tuat many I Jor goal of endeavor in this Held, WEST NORTH (D) 17 A 1075 3 . VAKQ • AKJ633 + None EAST AKQ9 V965 *Q1094 +A78 VJ1043 »82 + KQJ9J3 COUTH AAJ864 V°872 «7 *10!41 North-South vu'l. 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Kast was tbl* to Uk* both the 12 Winglike part J Worthless bit 13 Papal cape 14 Boundary (comb, lorm) 15 Unit of reluctance 16 Perfume 17 John (Gaelic) 18 Consumed 20 Untrue 22 Pice 23 Existed 28 Scottish sheepfoldj 27 Assam silkworm 28 Hops' kiln 29Highways(ab.) 30 Feel 33 Decrees 34 Unusual MOru(Ger) 37 Poetic contraction 40 Large plint 41 Right lines (ID.) 42 Grafted (her.) 44 Wsih lightly « Viper 47 Devotee 4< Musk or witer 92 Mike a . mlstike MPtdal digit MOrtflce U New (comb 'form) M Conclusion 23 Marvel 24 Attack 25 Spots 31 Comparative suffix 32 Town (ab.) 34 Prayer 35 M«d« • depression 31 Notch 39 Solid (comb, form) 40 Hackneyed 43 Mistake 45 Persian prince 48 Social intecti 49 Compass point 50 Lady Literal* in Arts (ib.) 51 Over (poet.)

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