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PACE cnc BLYTHEVTU.E (ARK.V COOTIKR NEWS MONDAY. OCTOBER 10, 1998 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL'D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol« National Advertising Representatives: Wautw Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphlt. _____ Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Contress. October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, SS.aO per vear «3 50 for six months. $2.00 for three montlus: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS But he perceived their craftiness, and said unto tfcem, Why tempt ye me? — Luke 20:23. * * * Why comes temptation but for man to meet And master and make crouch beneath his foot, And be so pedestaled in triumph? — Browning. BARBS Thoughtlessness and selfishness are usually why the milk of human kindness turns sour. * * * When you close your eyes early each night they're seldom in the bag. * * * One thousand people attended an Illlinois wedding and we wonder how many people noticed what the groom was wearing. * * * It's much nicer to be your own worst enemy tfciB your own best friend. * * * The man who lives longest never does anything in a hurry, says a doctor. That probably accounts for all those elderly waiters. Political Puzzle Politics being what it i.s, speculation over whether President Eisenhower will vim again is bound to go on. Some of it .is foolish and even unseemly, but evidently there is no help for that. We will not here join in the game, except to consider one important phase of the problem which will face the Republicans should the President decide against running. The first necessity, obviously, would he to find another candidate. The second would he to find means of bringing Mr. Eisenhower's great political magic into effective play in behalf of that candidate. This is the aspect we shall look into now. Let us suppose for a starter that the President, having determined at some point not to run, would exert strong influence on selection of a possible successor, that his choice would win the nomination and go into the 1956 campaign with his fullest blessing. There is utterly no proof that the magic would rub off on the new nominee. One of the most hazardous maneuvers in politics is the attempt to transfer strength from one man to another. It seldom if ever works in national conventions. And our history offers no clea.-- cut instance of it working with the electorate. Not. that it might not happen. In the last two and a half decades (lie American people have been led by two Presidents, .Mr. Roosevelt and Jlr. Eisenhower, who had a great grasp on their affections. Xo one knows what would have resulted had Mr. Roosevelt tried to pass his mantle directly to an "heir apparent" whij had his personal blessing. Xo one now can be sure what will occur if Mr. Kisenhower should try it. On the other hand, suppose the President did not attempt, it. Whoever the new COP nominee would be, he still would run on .Mr. Eisenhower's record, both legislative and executive. From this there would indeed be no escape. Insofar as the voters might judge the record good, this Would seem a hopeful prospect to the Republicans. Party leaders are saving now that any one of a number of men could lead the GOP to victory on Mr. Eisenhower's record of "peace and prosperity." But, in truth, this is just keep-up-the- front talk. They do not know and cannot know that the voters would give anyone other than Mr. Kisenhower himself credit for his record. It should be remembered that by th« time of the 1954 general elections—for choice of a new Congress—some parts of that record were already made. Most particularly, the unpopular Korean war had been ended. Yet, while the President may perhaps have staved off a worse defeat, ha could not put over a GOP Congress. Some pwty MM nwteriUwl th« prob- lem thoroughly but others find H convenient to forget this uncomfortable reality. Surely for the realists it must he all work and no fun in high party councils these uncertain days. VIEWS OF OTHERS Well, Modern Barbers Are Efficient Haircuts hereabouts are going up from a dollar to SI .25. But for that matter what isn't, and the thought of recalling the "shave and a haircut, two bits" days just doesn't ring any nostalgic bells with us. As much as we hate to do business with barbers (about as much as with doctors t and desipte our objection to the way hair thins at the forehead and thickens ai the r.eck, we must say the tocsonal artists who applied razor and dippers for only a quarter had none of the eilifiency oi the men who charge $1.25. We use to patronize a barber who cur hair lor 15 cents a::d he was very good, but terribly slow. This barber also kept be^s and sold ire?h vegetables 10 supplement his barber fees, and we never had a 15-ccnt haircut that wasn't interrupted at least three times while the barber went outside the shop to weigh up some potatoes or went home to raid the beehives for a passerby who wanted to lay off the sorghum syrup for a while and have honey with hU breakt' biscuits. We just don't have time for those 15-cent haircuts anymore. Our only objection to barbers raising their prices is the quality of information they're Riving out these days. It's been a long time .vince our barber gave us any real, solid inside dope on politico, weather or baseball. Oh, occasionally we pick up a cure-all in the shop for the world problems. But they don't work.. And neither does the advice he gives us on how to keep hair from failing out up front and flourishing at the collar.—Charlotte iN.C.i News. Grads In Civil Service Careers in government .service seemingly have been told in more respect abroad—notably in Great Britain—than they have in the United States. That respect ha.s made for quality in civil servants. Now Uncle Sam proposes to do something to curry favor with the qualified job-seekers and mend its faulty wsw of recruiting people. What he has his eye on is the young college graduate. Not. biting his tongue about the government's "terrible hiring practices." Wilfred V. Gill, Dallas. director of the Eighth US Civil .service district. Ifust week set. forth to representatives of federal agencies at New Orleans reforms in hiring. One inducement to the young degree-holder i.s the opportunity for advancement to the top-grade executive position*. Another is the opportunity for .service in such coming fields as federal research and international relation.*. To simplify thinps, instead of a <jraiid total of 30 examinations for various openings there will be a single civil service entrance exam which will be ready within two months. In thi.s day when more emphasis than ever i.s placed - on security in employment, government has an unusually effective selling point. Though tt be true that no civil servant ever waxed rich on his pay check, it is also true that his check comes regularly. Life In the diplomatic service may have had its up-s and downs in recent years what with the * pulling and hauling over American t'ui'f'ign policy, but such trouble.-; have been localized. Trouble within the bureau of standards was patched up before it worked much detriment to the accepted security under civil service.—New Orleans States. Yippe«-ee! I Peter Edson's Washington Colum Ike Thinks Secretary Humphrey Strongest Member of Cabinet WASHINGTON —(NEA.)— When' the country he is the guardian of President Eisenhower returned' the Republican party's No. 1 cam- from his famed postelection visit to! paign Issue—prosperity—now that Korea on the cruiser Helena he! it is likely that Ike won't run. had his first opportunity to meet) "George," as Ike calls him, is a and talk with his new secretary ofj semnl. relaxed, completely down- the treasury. George M. Humphrey, to-eanh gent who has three great . Ike's close friend. Gen. Lucius loves in his life. They are his . . Clay had recommended Humphrey: inmily. his work and horses. for the job on the basis of work 1 In the course of his riding career Humphrey had done for Clay in he has broki Grnmmy in connection with the re-s in his bod buildiim of Gernum industry. en just about every bone 'U y. But his 65-year-oldJhe postwar per :al the effects. Today Humph concrete and fact that he hi after Ions, nnthusinstic talks with Humphrey on the Helena was drop Clay a note, thanking him for suggest inff the Cleveland industrialist for the treasury And since then Ike's confidence, respect, and friendship for Humphrey have crown. It's a fact that Ike probably regards Humphrey a,< the strongest, most able man his Cabinet. The personality and record of Humphrey, and the other key men around Ike, are especially important, todav they will be apsumini: even more authorities and responsibilities in their jobs during Ike's convalescence. This is the first of a number of articles on these men. Humphrey is undoubtedly the most important of' the group, not only because he has the support ami trust of the President find the others. But as the key man in maintaining the financial security of fnune fails to reve; He's lean, hard physically and mentally aggressive. He and his pert, attractive wife, '•pain," a childhood sweetheart, live in the mansion which was once the scene of Perle Mesta's fabulous" parties. But they have turned it into a home, which their married children visit frequently. Humphrey's extracurricular activities included bridge with Ike when the President was healt.i.v. and hunting and fishing when he can get away. The pattern of Humphrey's policies as secretary of the treasury the government out of commercial enterprises and by insisting tha 1 Uncle Sam could afford every new program it started. But above all, Humphrey tolc Ike, he wanted to check the inflation that had taken place since the war. He said he believed tha the inflation which had slashed the savings of millions of persons in the U.S. was the great tragedy ie postwar period. phrey can point to the kept the cost of living within a half of one per cent that government has been taken out of private enterprise fields, that spending has been cut 12 billior "dollnrs itimuaiiyaiid'that the nation is enjoying a record prosperity. This is why Ike trusts Humphrey Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON XKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — \_NEA> — It's the mamas of juvenile stars, not the kids, who should be spanked and sent home. Penniuu-.itly, Fern Carter said. pointing (o th« gray hair- head accumulated during her .36 years as a movie studio schoolteacher. There's one gray hair," she .said, "for every movie mama I've met." But it's not a Roodby yet for the Mrs. Chips of Hollywood. Sixty- two-year-old Fern Carter, a grand- "Just saliva, mother, Just saliva." Recently Fern has been saying "Cut." ,lo Director George Stevens, The word generally is reserved f<rf directors but Fern's "Cut" carries even more authority. Three-month- old twins, Ricky and David Bishop, play the children of Elizabeth Taylor and Rock Hudson In "" Their appearances before th* camera are limited to 30 seconds at a time, according to the child labor law. Sirs. Carter gravely eyed her slop watch and called * halt to all shooting- when the second hand reached 30. But there was a day in Fern's career when she called a halt to shooting for an entire day. Joe Cobb. the fat lad in the Our Gang comedies, was sitting in the back seat of an open car with a group of other kids for the first scene of the day. Something not In the scj-ipt was happening as the cameraman was mother, has no plans for retirement because "children keep me mentally young:." Movie mamas pushing their kids into the spotlight for 36 years may have given Fern gray hairs, but they haven't bothered her placid, intelligent approach to the three< R's on Moviejown's frantic road to lame and fortune. Some Day, Though, Fern says lining up the shot. As Fern tells it: she'd like to write two books about j "All the kids were popping her career as a Movietown Mrs. I pimples on Joe's face, arms and Chips. One on the mothers, the j on the back of his neck- T climbed other on the children. j into the car, took one look and -But maybe," she laughed, "i! veiled. 'That's all for today.' " better not write the book on the| A11 the klds went home and so mothers first. I might never live! did the crew, to fell the story of ~the children.") ^°e had the chicken pox. Fern's story on Movietown's chil-i Fern't believe that movie d"en dates back to 1919, She asked \ children have changed in the last ihe LO.S Angeles board of education 36 years but their working con- I'or part-time work as a school- ditions have, "\ears ago." she 1 - ''I'd sometimes have to part-time worK as a scnooi-j teacher and was assigned to a: - sa - vs movie set. "My Wild Irish Rose." j fparn vuuu^u.-i.-, »<uic .-.uuug uu Her first Hollywood student was a 1 l!lf -' curb OI " * stud!0 street. Now we youngster named Mickey Daniels. When Mickey joined the new, . "Our Gang" comedies in 1920. i I '>' rn - I m old-fashioned enough. Fern went along as his teacher.! she says, "to feel that when 1 tell wrilin- out report cards for Jackie i » chldto «° something. I expect Cooper, Johnny Downs and Spanky him to do it-and right away. McFarland, among hundreds of o;hers. She was the Gang's school- U'acher for 23 years and now she leaps from big movie sets like "Giant," at, Warner Bros, to small telefilm sets. Farina, the little Negro boy in the Gang comedies, is Fern's nomination for the brightest lad she's ever taught. One day on the set. she remembers, Farina's mother suspected he was chewing gum. "Farina, are you chewing have classrooms." Child stars rate no favors from Now it's The Cheerleaders on the Rockpile. They just recorded: 1 'The Rock Hudson Rock and Roll." 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille gum." asked mania. "No." . replied A special train has been reserved to make the trip to Pine Bluff for the football game Friday night, it was announced today. A number of interested citizens. But Humphrey plished his goals hasn't ac corn- without opposi- . Farina. "Then what DO you have • organised Ernest HalseLl and in your mouth?" Clarence Wilson, made a deposit Replied seven-year-old Farina: I guaranteeing the sale of 125 tickets — - ~ - ~* j to make the train an assured thing. trumps ruffed dummy's last heart, I Blyihevillc's City Council last ?nd cashed the top diamonds. He J night ordered a survey of the city's Pot out with the diamond that he! whiteway system in the business dis- was sure to lose sooner or later. I trict to determine what, repairs and allowing- East to win the trick. I replacements will be necessary to put East had to lead a spade, of the system in order. Mrs. M. O. Usrey and Mrs. James Key Hunt were hostesses to Charlevoix chapter, Daughters of American Revolution, Tuesday at Hotel course, since another heart return would have yiven declarer a ruff and a discard. Foerstner played a low spade from his hand, and , ...„ c ,_ - r , .. West's queen was trapped. No i Noble. This was in commemoration tion and troubles. For exaoiple. j further finesse was necessary. I O f the 50th anniversary of the on his hands took place a year ago when the country was experiencing a fairly serious business recession. There were demands from such persons as CIO President Walter were set during the talks with Ike Routher and Sen. Paul Douglas (D- Firstest With Mostest Roy Guns A AIoiTi.stmvn, Trim., litwyer uhn filed o claim to the "southern halt" of outer space with the Knox County register of deeds in 1950 thinks the subject may no longer be a juke in view of serious consideration being given to spare .stations and rocket travel. Hu\ve\er, a Chicagoim contends that IIP filed ;t chum to "all spucr in all direct- Ions" with Cook County of fid His back in 1948- which is nut. the first time the South has had trouble with a fellow from Illinois. If the gentlemen enjoy publicity well enough to tnke the matter into court they will probaby find it's a case In international law, since we doubt (hat either Illinois and Tennessee would claim thoy have jurisdiction over the moon. When they become truly important questions in international "law" are usually settled by force" anyway. But if the worst conies in the struggle over an interplanetary Mason-Dixon line, there's inspiration in the thoiiRh of what Confederate cavalry could do with rocket ships.—Florida Times-Union. on the Helena. Ike told Humphrey that he had three prime goals for the next four years. That was to achieve peace, keep America strong militarily and to make the nation strong and secure financially. Humphrey said he could succeed in this with conservative, businesslike monetary policies, by getting probably the biggest fight he had; The first bite thus turned out to ' be enough, but Foerstner wasn't completely dependent on catching the queen of spades in this way If only the ten of spades had appeared on the first round, he would have won with dummy's king of spades and would still have been in position to try the normal fl- ntsse for the queen. for quick federal action, similar demands within the administration. Humphrey stoutly resisted this pressure. He argued that decreased taxes would soon catch up with decreased government spending and that relief measures might cause a panic and shake the confidence of business, generally. the Doctor Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. There are probably several hun-i the inability to dreci I lions a m! young I'nuple.s \vhoj complete, but is conceive Is not temporary ad SO THEY SAY Anybody could walk into that House (of Representatives) today, carrying anything in their pocketbook — a bomb, a gun — and you could have that happen again. — Rep. Alvin M. Bentr ley (R-Michi, who was shot by Puerto Ricnn fanntlc.s, says almost nothing hns been done security-wise (or Congress. * * ^ No, I have reached the age now (57) when I work only when the weather is bad. — Author Wllllnrn Faulkner in response to d Japanese newsman's question K he was presently writing & novel. 4 ¥ ¥ We (U.S.) by no means Intend to RO back to mothball fleets, wooden training rlflns and token slw forces, Tin* first ROD! is to defend the nation. But we nru awair (hat w« must protect our economy us well.— Cnrtor Burgess, nwilftUnt Detenu Secretary. would like to have children but seem unable to do so. Typical of letters I receive on thi.s subject, is Ihe following irom Mrs. R: "I have a dear friend who has been married for two years. She has always been in perfect health and would !ik have a family. Her husband seems to think something is wroni* with her. She is timid about hnvmg nn examination because she doesn't know how (o explain what is \vron nnd is afraid it. may mean a dangerous operation.' 1 There are several points in rhis letter winch bear discussion. It i< not correct tor the hu.sbanri u blame his wile tor failure 10 con ceivt-. although until comparatively recently the inability to have children was always blamed on the woman. It is now known, however, that the husband may be responsible in n high proportion of cases, and without, adequate tests it is impossible to tell. Also, it is a mistake to be "timid" about such n problem since it is not at nil nn unusual one and most doctors have hnd experience with it. Furthermore, treatment if indicated, may not mean an operation nt all. Actually, (here are many possible causes for sterility both in men nnd in women. Structural defects, disturbances in the glands of internal secretion ihormoneM nnd absent or abnormal sperm or e^ps are among the possibilities. In ninny cases, the difficulty, regardless of whether It is in the husband or In Ihe wife, can be discovered nnd rectified either by medical or sui-Ricnl means, In women, for example, the Rubin tost which is used to discover whether the passageways by which the, egg passes to the womb arc open, has been of Ki'enl use In dittRiiosing sterility en used by ob- struolion In Ihe tubes. Bc.sldofl such definite causes for Infertility In men and In women. U la now known that in many case; by some minor ailment. A slight anemia, a vitamin deficiency, severe underweight overweight, other deficiencies in general health may be at fault. When such things are corrected, fertility may be restored and the desired child may soon be on the Considerable skill and experience are necessary to investigate all the possibilities for sterility. Both husband and wife must be examined if there is a real desire to find the solution. It cannot always be found, but in an increasing number of cases the results are turning out well. The successful outcome to problems of this kind has brought happiness to many discouraged couples. OUR IMPRESSION of those learned scientists attending the atoms-for-peace conference in Geneva Is that they are a fiercely dedicated breed who eat, sleep and talk atomic energy. And for relaxation, we suppose they go fission. — Nashville Tennsssean. INSECTS are said to be growing more resistant to DDT, which leads us to hope that Western diplomats may, in time, develop an immunity to vodka. -- Florida Times-Union. LITTLt LIZ • When the men start looking o girl straight in the «yt, she probably «hooW diet to fmpfOMt tor "oure. twu* • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bid in No-Trump Needed Care By OSWALD JACOBT Written (or NE AService When today's hand was played in the recent National Championships in Chicago, several experts plnyed the hand at three no-trump and had the humiliation of losing the first five heart tricks. The good bidders played the hand at five NORTH WEST »Q6 • 7531 + 64 EaM I A Pass Pass Pin V865 » A84 *KJ72 EAST (D) A 10 8752 »AKQ3 «QJ9 *5 . SOUTH A AJ4 ¥7 « K 108 AAQ109S3 North-South vul. South Wot North 2 A Pass 2 N.T. i* Past 3* 1 4 Past 5 4 PM Pan Opening lead— V 1 clubs, but not all of them made this excellent contract. The opening lead was the Jack of hearts at all tables, and the suit was continued, South ruffing the second round. Several declarers fineued the jack of spades afler drawing trumps, and felt betrayed when thl* finesse unaccountably lost, to the queen. These players lost a spade, a heart, and a diamond, one trick too many forj the contract. | The proper play was demonstrated by George C. Foeratner, of Amana, Iowa, a comparative newcomer to expert bridge circles. He saw no reason to take one bite at the apple when he van sure to get two bites if he just exercised care. After ruffing the necond heart, FoersUier drew two roundi of Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Heart Pass 1 Spade Pass 1 N.T. Pass ? You, South, hold: AQ 10753 V74 4K J952 45 What do you do? A—Bid two diamonds. You hope to play the hand at a low- suit contract and expect to pws your partner's next Md. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered, You, South, hold: *AJ75S 974 •KQ962 45 What do you do? Auwtr Tomorrow organization. Mrs. Charles Penn. program chairman, introduced Mrs. F. B. Joyner who gave a history of the organization with special emphasis on personality of, each founder. Mrs. C. R. Wroten spoke on "Hawaii and its Place in Our National Organization." "THE FEMININE of bachelor?" The coed pondered the question during an examination. Then inspiration Hashed. She answered, "Lady-in-waiting." — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. FORMER Secretary of State James F. Byrnes says the world seems closer to peace than it has been in the last few years. Which is probably more than he would say about the Democratic party. — Arkansas Gazette. THE GOVERNMENT man who says two can live on SB.56 a week would not, you can. bet, care to be either one of the two. — Miami Herald. 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