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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 20, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 1954 THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAISE8, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sok 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 Con- grest, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville. or any suburban town whert carrier service is maintained, 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mil* zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. — Psalm. 34:*. They that know God will be humble; they that know themselves cannot be proud.— Flavel. Barbs The easy-to-do fellow has a tougher time ever being well-to-do. * * * A New Jersey judge ruled that 7011 can't drive a car and hug a girl at the same time. He need* glasses. * * ¥ Americans pay 76 million, dollars each year in tolls to cross bridges. "Twould be cheaper if we'd all learn to swim. Some folk* who can't deliver the good* still •itpvct to cotiect. It's smart to live so that you'll show up weH when it comes to a showdown. Is Maine A Trend? 1 ' _.' '•' . 3 The Democrats have a right to derive considerable comfort, at least temporarily, from the election returns in Maine. The most significant result was the election of a Democratic governor, Edmund Miiskie, for the first time in 20 years. He won by a 20,000-vote margin, defying the tradition that usually gives any GOP governor in Maine a second term. The Democratic swell did not engulf congressional candidates on the Republican ticket, though they won by much smaller majorities than had been anticipated. For example, Sen Margaret Chase Smith, able supporter of President Eisenhower and long-time favorite in Maine, regained her seat by 40,000 votes or more. Six years ago, making her first try for the Senate, she walloped the De-. mocratic nominee by 159,000 to 64,000. It is standard stuff, of course, for a winning party to ascribe its triumphs to the popularity of its national leaders and its program, and for a losing party to say the matter turned on "local issues". Naturally enough, the GOP blames Gov. Burton M. Cross' defeat on just such causes. Possibly the leaders are correct. A good many times local factors are decisive. For instance, in 1952, with a GOP tide running and Mr. Eisenhower sweeping, a Democrat broke into rock-ribbed Republican Kansas and won a congressional seat. Local issues were hot. Furthermore, experience has taught that it is dangerous to try to see a trend in particular elections. What happens in special or early elections is not always confirmed in general balloting in November. Nevertheless, the fact remains that Democratic victory in the highest state office in Maine, plus much reduced GOP victory margins for the Senate and House, cannot really bring good cheer to the Republicans in their private hearts. These results are clearly unusual. They may' not forecast the November outcome, but they could. Publicly the GOP will minimize, but if they do not worry after reading the Maine returns they are not human. Something obviously is disturbing a good many Maine citizens who normally vote Republican, and any party political expert worth his salt—whether Republican or Democrat—will want to find out what it is and what bearing it may have on November. The Republican fear that the condition may be national and the Democratic hope that it is are the sort of ingredients that mtkt politics so tantalizing First Result of EDC Failure If the French want to measure some of the damage they have done the free world cause by turning down EDC, let them examine recent election returns fram one of the West German states. The German Socialists were victorious, and Chancellor Konrad Adenauer's Christian Democrats suffered defeat. This result underlines the growingly precarious political position of Adenauer holds. There is no reason yet for gloom or despair. But more reverses of this sort could topple Adenauer and thereby deprive the West of one of its strongest friends and perhaps now the stoutest dvocate of European unity. A West German government without Adenauer might be inclined to seek a deal with Russia calling for military neutrality as the price of full German unity, any close linking of Germany with the West would then be beyond possibility, and Western defenses would be correspondingly weakened. Adenauer is shrewd enough to go on making overtures toward France despite its snub of EDC. He knows the most workable substitute would be one includ- . ing France. The only question is whether The French are smart enough to listen. VIEWS OF OTHERS Drivers License Follies The annual farce of issuing drivers' licenses Is now on in the offices of the county judges here and elsewhere throughout Florida—the fiscal part of it. being none of their doing, of course. Everybody who has a 1954 license and a dollar can drop into the judge's office between now and Oct. 1 and get a new permit allowing him to drive in 1955. Have you been getting arrested pretty regularly for speeding, reckless driving and other traffic violations? No matter—just pay over your dollar and you're in for another year. Have you forgotten all those highway regulations you had to learn when you first got a license some years ago? No mater .about that either—they won't ask you a thing when they renew your license. Has your eyesight been failing lately? There is some matter about that for the sake of your own safety—bufc if you're foolish enough to risk your own life by driving a car when your eyesight is bad., the others-whose lives you risk at the same time have no protection whatever. You get a new license the same as everyone else. In fact there have been some cases actually recorded in this state of persons drawing benefits for the blind while holding driver's licenses. When is the Legislature going to end this farce and pass a law that will make a driver's license mean that the person who holds one is fit to drive?—Fort Myers (Ha.) News-Press. Styles In Russia Russian women have a terrible longing for American clothes, says a New York furrier who has returned from a business trip to the Soviet, taken with state department approval. He found the women of Redlandia "starved for a little luxury and feminine fashion items," and they have "lost the charm that is normal to their sex in other countries." Soviet wearing apparel is clumsy, heavy, shapeless, badly designed and made of poor materials. We suppose it's just normal for the Communist girls to be envious of the capitalist girls. Miss Svetlana of Russia and Miss Smith of America are sisters under the skin. The difference between what they have on their backs well illustrates the difference between the Red way of life and the free-enterprise way. We are not competent to advise the Russian women on fashions, but we believe we can show them how to get the chic apparel they yearn for. Just rise up and throw out all the commissars and establish the kind of government the people have in all the well-dressed, well-fed countries. — New Orleans States. Payday U. S. Air Force officials in Europe have decided to pay the airmen twice a month, instead of monthly. Reason: Too many of them were going broke before payday. Apparently, the airmen prefer to go broke twice a month instead of once. — Knoxville (Term.) News-Sentinel. SO THEY SAY It (dip in production) has been the mildest contraction and the mildest readjustment that we have ever had in any postwar period.—Labor Secretary James P. Mitchell. * # if. I feel much happier playing as a professional galfer.—Frank Stranahan, on turning "pro." * * * The progress already made is clear evidence atom bomb can and will be transmuted into a most powerful force for universal good. —ABC chairman Lewis L. Strauss. * * * Without question there is a very definite unemployment problem which, in my personal opinion, is a serious recession.—Dave Beck, AFL Teamsters' chief. I Way Down East Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Ed son's Washington Column —GOP Borrows Roosevelt Appeal; WASHINGTON — (NEA — The ending on the National Citizens for Eisenhower Congressional Commit- paign movie has been changed. This is the film which will be shown in the close congressional districts this year to convince independents and Democrats that they should vote for Republican candidates, just to support the rresident. Title of the picture is, "The Year of Big Decision." In the original version of the movie, there was little direct political pitching at the voters. Everything was on a high level intellectual appeal in which the viewer of the pictures and the listener to the sound track was sxipposed to get the big idea by indirection. In the new wind-up, President Eisenhower comes on with the opening statement that "This is an election year." He goes on from there to tell about his four-year program and then makes this direct political bid: "All of us who believe in the aims of this program should join together to elect Republican senators and congressmen who will work effectively with leaders of the Executive Branch toward the fulfillment of that program. "You know, my friends, it was a man we all revere — Abraham Lincoln — who once strongly advised that we must not change horses in the middle of the stream." Incidentally, this was much the same pitch used by President Roosevelt in his bid for a fourth term. The line then was that continuity in the conduct of the war should not be broken by swapping horses in midstream. It was a line that worked. Repoiis from Camp Gordon, Ga indicate that the famous Pvt. G. David Schine has shed some of the great humility he exhibited on television during the Army-McCarthy hearings. What his barracks buddies resent particularly is the way he spends money so extravagantly when off the post. Flying all the way to the west coast for a. recent leave didn't sit too well with some of the less fortunate soldiers. Officers from the big Georgia military police center found that when Private Schine got back, other soldiers threw dirt under his bunk to get him in bad at inspection. Department of Interior's Bureau cf Indian Affairs ran into a funny one in connection with its program to liberate the Indians as wards of the government and give them full citizenship rights. The Klamath tribe, in Oregon, couldn't decide what to do about this. So they split. Half the tribe will become "civilized" citizens like any other Americans. The other half of the tribe voted to remain Indians. Sen. Wayne Morse, the Oregon indepenent, who boasts that he can hold his party caucus in a telephone booth, says that, "The one good thing about being at. Independent is that you always have the unanimous support of your whole party." Edmund F. Mansure, head of General Services Administration, which is Uncle Sam's housekeeping agency, called on his wife for help during a tour of GSA offices in the west. At every stop, both Mr. and Mrs. Mansure made it a point to meet personally and shake hands with every GSA employe. The idea went over big with the employes, who agreed it wasn't every day that they had a chance to meet the big boss from Washington plus his wife. After some of the particularly long handshaking sessions, Mrs. Mansure had to soak her hands, but she took this punishment gamely, as part of her husband's job. IT. S. Commissioner of Education Samuel Miller Brownell, brother of Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr., has decided to start emphasizing some of the better aspects of the teaching profession. This is to overcome some of the bad publicity about run-down schools, over - crowding, teacher shortages and poor pay. "The prospects for American teachers are almost twice as good as they were a few years ago," says Commissioner Brownell. "Th£ day is upon us when schools wm vie for good teachers "as some schools now compete for good athletes." the Doctor Says Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. With all of the talk of new drugs it is not surprising that some of chem need to be explained. Q—Is dicumarol of any help to prevent further damage to the arteries after hardening has set in? S. F. A—Dicumarol is a preparation originally found in spoiled sweet clover. When given to human beings it delays or slows the clotting of the blood. It is difficult to give just the right amount and although it has uses in medicine, I believe that few physicians feel it desirable to give to patients with hardening ef the arteries except under exceptional circumstances. years old) she died of a blood clot. What causes this? Anxious. A—This is presumably one of j those unfortunate deaths from a j clot going to the lungs causing what is known as pulmonary embolism. It is a tragic situation when it does occur but is so rare that no woman should worry about it during her pregnancy. Two years ago I burned the pigment off my nose with acid which left it rea. Can the pigment be tattooed back on? M. S. A—It seems unlikely that this would be successful but it is impossible to say without seeing it. I should think that a skin specialist should be consulted to see if he could suggest any method to return the nose to its normal appearance or nearly so. Q—I have what is called a hammer toe on one foot. Can you discuss this? B. H. H. A—Any toe may be bent, resulting in what is called a hammer toe, but the second toe is most frequently involved. This is the re- j'sult of pressure from a shoe which (is too short and narrow. Usually jthis begins early in childhood and is ofteu accompanied by bunions. If attacked early, splinting of the toe and manipulating it may relieve the discomfort. If this cannot be done operation generally has to be performed. Q—Please discuss the reasons for pauses or extra beats of the heart which suddenly start bothering me. Bill W. A—The most likely condition is that known as extra systole. This is rather common and usually has no serious significance. In the presence of anything of this sort, however, the heart should be carefully examined and special tests made with the electrocardiograph, to make sure that the Irregularity of the heart is not of some other variety. Q—Since I am pregnant I am much, concerned about what happened to another woman who lost her life at childbirth. The day aft- *r she had her baby (she was 40 (at least 17 points) with five dia- .monds and four hearts. When North later raised spades, he showed that his four unknown cards were three spades and one club. With four spades and no clubs North, probably would have HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: if Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh can pack theaters as co-stars, so can Tony Martin and Cyd Charisse, another Mr. and Mrs. who like the idea of acting together. MGM will team Tony and Cyd in "The Las Vegas Story" early next year and Tony, now in makeup for "Hit the Deck," is telling it: "We've wanted to do a picture together for a long time. I've always said that we wouldn't do it just because we were husband and wife, but only if a script came along that called for a girl like Cyd and a guy like me. I wouldn't want to hurt her by trying to capitalize on our marriage in just any kind of picture." There were objections at first from Fox big gears to Marilyn Monroe reading lines about posing for a nude picture in the screen version of "The Seven Year Itch." But the screeplay of the Broadway hit now contains some of the toupee-raising dialog that Vanessa Brown spoke on the stage. The plot has Marilyn posing for a nude picture published in U. S. Camera magazine—and Tom Ewell peeking at it' throughout the picture. But the camera won't show the photograph to audiences. FINANCIAL NOTE: Twenty- five years ago, Darryl Zanuck and Michael Curtiz turned out & spectacle titled "Noah's Ark" for $50,000. Their newest collaboration, the breathtaking- "The Egyptian", ran up a production cost of $5,000,000. Julie Newmar, one of the "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers," will marry screen writer Louis L'Arnour. She already has the engagement ring. . .It's 22 years of marriage for the Dennis Morgans . . .Frankie Laine and wife Nan are seeing doctors about a stork date. Screen writer William Wright, who wrote "The Naked Spur," is touring the world and when people learn he's from Hollywood he's flooded with questions. One of the favorites, he says, is: "Does Marilyn Monroe walk that way all the time?" Novelist George Tabori is writing a Broadway play for his bride, Viveca Lindfors, who's resuming her film career in "Run for Cover" and "Moonfleet." ESPERANZA WAYNE took "a tumble on the stairway at a night club and injured the back that she turned on John Wayne . . .Super- colossal note: The Red Sea crossing sequence in DeMille's "Ten Commandments" will have 20,000 extras. . . .Mario Lanza, at any weight, can sign for a bundle whenever he feels in the mood to star for Powell-Pressburger in the British film musical version of "Rosalinda." Farley Granger's telling it about an Italian producer who wanted to star him in 'Romeo and Juliet." Extolling the film, the Roman mogul said: "We're hiring the best cameraman and production designer in Europe. This is going to b« a colossal production. In fact, we'll use a whole new story." Lillian Gish, film emoting for the first time in eight years in "Night of the Hunter", was asked to compare Hollywood today with. the silent era. "The excitement is about the same," she said. "But there is this difference. In those days every director wanted to be an actor. Now every actor wants to be a director." FREEMAN GOSDEN and Charles C o r r e 1 announced two years ago they would retire in 1953. Now they're explaining their new five-nights-a-week Amos 'n' Andy Music Hall CBS radio show with: "We discovered we really had nothing 1 to retire to." They'll play records and interview guest stars on the show. And they'll be doing their regular Sunday show, too. A busy retirement! RKO's blushing. Kim Novak played a bit in "The French Line," then was dropped. Now she's in the bright new star list at Columbia after "Pushover." . . . "The High and the Mighty" has been retitled "Between Heaven and the High Seas" in Sweden. Mickey Spill ane and Anthony Quinn are collaborating on a new movie idea, "The Scythe." . . . When Veloz and Yolanda did the choreography for Lana Turner and Fernando Lamas in "Latin Lovers", Joe Pasternak urged them to write their life story for films. They did and now Pasternak's reading the script . . . Famous conductor-operatic coach Isaac Van Grove and his Mrs., choreographer Joan Woodruff, have become permanent Hollywood residents. 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt WEST NORTH (D) AK86 VAK43 4 A 10 8 7 5 4-J EAST 20 4KQ • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT? Written for NEA Service Accurate Bidding Is Key to Good Bridge When your partner is a good bidder you can sometimes describe his hand almost to the card before he puts it down as the dummy. That kind of accurate bidding will help you find the best contract for the combined hands. In today's hand, for example, North "reversed" by opening 'he bidding with one diamond and then bidding two hearts at his next turn. This showed a good hand • J932 4 A 10 5 4 SOUTH 4k A973 464* 4KQ32 Neither side vul. North East South West 1 4 Pass 14 Pass 2 V Pass 2 N.T. Pass 3 4 Pass 4 4> Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 2 ra. .— ^ jm-»\i ciiar^ *y; and with two spades and two clubs, North wouldn't have raised spades at all. South naturally decided to go on to game, since he had 9 points in high cards opposite a hand that promised at least 17 points (including the distribution). The question was whether to bid the game in spades or in no-trump. This was a very close decision, and when the hand was played in a tournament several players bid three no-trump and struggled to win eight tricks at that contract. This result, a one-trick defeat, didn't make them very happy. One player, John Moran, of Houston, decided to bid four spades on the theory that he would get ruffing tricks that would be unavailable at no-trump. He was ri^ht, since the hand produced 10 tricks at spades, but only eight at no-trump. West opened the deuce of di»- mons, an Moran allowed East to win with the queen. East, correctly fearing a cross-ruff, returned a low trump. South played low, and West's queen forced out dummy's king. Declarer led the jack of clubs from dummy, and West took the ace. West returned his remaining trump, and East's ten forced out South's ace. Now Moran cashed his top clubs and ruffed his last club with dummy's last trump. The next step was to take the ace of diamonds and lead another diamond towards the South hand. East discarded a heart, and declarer ruffed low. He then took dummy's top hearts and led another diamond toward* his hand. Whether East ruffed high or low he couldn't shut out the nine of spades, and the contract was therefore made. Mrs. Don Smith and Mrs. Ren- cert Wetenkamp are spending today in Memphis. New bleachers adding about 2,- jOOO seats to the capacity of the stadium and bleachers at Haley Field have been completed and will be ready for use at tonight's game between Blytheville and Fleming, Ky. Miss Doris McGhee, Miss Virginia Little and Miss Capitola Whitworth are spending today in Memphis. IT'S GETTING so when banker* or small loan operators get together the stock greeting will be "Been robbed lately " — Charlotte (N.C.) News. A TRUCK driver, hauling clay for a fill, backed his truck too far over the dump grade. The weight of the load being dumped lifted the front end of the truck several feet off the ground. "Now what are we going to do?" asked the driver's helper. The driver eased out of the cab to comtemplate his plight. "Well," he said, "we might as well grease it—we'll never get a beter chance." —Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. .. Fruits and Flowers Answer to Previous Puzite ACROSS 1 American Beauty 5 Seckel 9 apples 12 Give forth 13 Feminine appellation 14 Before 15 Pertaining to sharks 17 Literary fragments 18 Figure of speech 19 Applauded 20 Needle case 23 Organ of hearing 24 Banana-eating animal 27 Insects 29 Polynesian cloth 32 Transmit again 34 Peaceful 36 Dinner course 37 Town on the Rhine 38 Jewish month 39 Beams 41 Compast point 42 A flower — 44 Snow vehicle 48 Unites metal 49 Laughing $3 Blackbird of cuckoo family 54 Advisor 56 Legal matters 57Divi-:'on of 59 Fire residue 60 Pace 61 Chair DOWN 1 Remainder 2 Hebrew measure 3 Fodder pit 4 Warehouse 5 Exclamation . of disgust 6 Evoke 7 Indian nurse 8 Rajah's wife 9 Place differently 10 Sea eagle 11 Deceased 16 Methane hydrocarbon T U u E 20 Consumed 22 Beneath 24 Region 25 Hang 26 Settle 28 Sorceress 30 Pastries 31 Skin disorder 33 Went astray 35 Staircase parts 40 Take on 43 Sets of cards 45 Food regimei 46 Girl's name 47 Individuals •!"J Flower part 50 Century plant 51 Irish colleen's name 52 Allowance for waste 55 Bite 31 MKent 33 35 •ft 30

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