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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1966 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINBS, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole 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- gresi, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press 'SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year, $3.50 for silt months, $2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS Extreme justice is extreme injustice.—Cicero The angel at the Lord encampftti round them that fear Him and delivered! them.—Pslams 34:7. * * * I fear no foe with Thee at hand to bless; 111 have no weight and tears no bitterness. —Henry Francis Lyte BARBS Thieves stole an auto from a used-car lot in an 'Ohio town. We wonder how police meant it when they said they wouldn't get far. * * * When the wastebaskets are full and the back porch Uttered, youngsters usually have tense enough not to complain that they haven't a thing to do. * * * A judge says that teen-agers today know all the answers. How come they give so many wrong ones in school? * * * A woman's simple definition for success.Is, any other woman's husband. * * * 'Frowning all the time loses you a lot of friends. Try taking another look. Something to Bank On During- war and its aftermath, the govefnment'gave American farmers incentive to expand their output to meet the extraordinary needs of this country and its allies. Now it must supply fresh incentives to get them to reduce production in the face of monumental surpluses. For too long the high, rigid price suport law encouraged fanners to produce too much. Foreign markets fell off but the crops kept piling up—in govern- i merit warehouses. At length, under President Eisenhower, a shift was made toward more flexible supports designed to minimize the lure and put prices more in line with true market conditions. But the switch was so long coming that by the nation's surpluses had become well night unmanageable. Meantime the farm price decline that set in even before the Eisenhower regime has continued apace. Total net income from farm products has slipped substantially. This has hurt family- sized farms more than large commercial establishments. It has left many ordinary farmers outside the sweep of America's newest wave of prosperity. The President's new farm proposals represent a broader and more drastic attack upon the farmers' dilemma. They seem to emphasize not so much immediate relief as a long-range approach which conceivably get farmers out of their predicament for an indefinite time. In this respect they show political' nerve in an election year, when the clamor is for quick solutions. In addition to offering a multitude of devices for directly reducing present surpluses—research into new market uses, removal of barriers to sale aboard, etc. —the President asks Congress to enact what is being called the Soil Bank program. Under this plan farmers would be compensated for taking out of production either fertile lands or marginal soil or both. Payment could be taken in cash or feed stocks now in government hands. In the case of productive soils, farmers would be asked to cut their crop acreage voluntarily below existing allotments, in return for payment. They would also be urged, with the same incentives, to put their margial lands back into forest or grassland. This soil presumably would be removed indefinitely from the crop-producing category. ThM« soil bank measure*, together with the frontal assault on current surpluses, would be expected within fair tim* to make deep inroads into our mountainous reserves. No ont can properly say how effective this approach would be. But at least it is an approach that goes beyond the sterile thinking which says that high get American farmers out of their low rigid price supports and only they can spot. At the minimum the soil bank plan constitutes a start down newly inventive lines. At best it may contain the core of a real solution. Keep Economic Transfusions Coming We all realize how business enterprises have grown in size as this concentration we ought to try to prevent, and how much we could block if we wanted. Possibly much of it is inevitable in the light of our national trend toward a mammoth population, toward ever higher costs of beginning and continuing in business. Whether or not that is so, we— must view with some sadness the in- creas difficulty new enterprises have in this country. , A new Commerce Department survey shows that the odds are about 5 to 1 against any new business venture lasting as much as 10 years. In the 194454 decade, 7.8 million companies out of 12 million were disposed of—40 per cent of them liquidated completely. As our growth continues upward, we must find some way of assuring that the greatly needed injections of new life keep on being made in our economic bloodstream.. VIEWS OF OTHERS No Time for Extremes A booklet on Communism, issued by the Senate Internal Security subcommittee, says that, "It would seem . . . that a large percentage of the party consists of mission-minded intellectuals who have constituted themselves the exponents of the interest of labor, which wants no part of them." The booklet states that Communism, in seeking to dominate labor unions, "has aroused the deepest hostility of labor" and made relatively few e converts. This is a deserved compliment to labor, which has been on the firing line, so to speak, In the Communist campaign. Probably no other' group of American citizens has had to combat so many attempts at Infiltration. Communists, of course, are not the only "mission-minded Intellectuals," although they probably are the most dangerous because of their allegiance to a foreign power. Some "mission-minded intellectuals" carry out worthwhile missions, Just as some "do-gooders" do good. But it probably is just as well to have a reminder now and then that it is'the cause itself that counts, more than the 'zeal and.fervor and devotion that are given to it. It Is possible to be "carried away" by what seems like a good Idea and find out later that the idea itself is a dud that was skillfully promoted. The world owes much to men and women who have had the courage and enthusiasm to advance new Ideas. But It also has been set back/, time and again, by Hitlers and Napoleons who stirred the people into zealous frenzies. In recent years, the world has been impressed—unfavorably, but impressed none of the less—by the fanatical devotion of Communists to a cause in which they believe, regardless of its destructive effects. At present, the South is engaged in a battle of ideologies, as well as a legal battle, over the problem of racial segregation. More than ever, its people need to keep their feet on the ground and avoid being carried away by extreme ideas, no matter how effectively they may be presented, and no matter what the prestige of the persons or organizations that present them. Desegregation has been advocated In the platforms of both- major political parties, not so much because of the influence of "mission-minded intellectuals" in these parties but because of the Influence of vote-conscious political leaders. Labor has its troubles, but it has balked at the idea of swallowing a Russian prescription for them. The South has Its troubles, but it is balk- Ing at the Northern prescription of desegregation, on grounds that the cure may be worse than the illness.—Lumber N.C.) Robesonlan. SO THEY SAY If you would ask me If I would flee my respon- sibllitiy or accept if it (Democratic presidential nomination) were made-available to me, I would have to answer that I would be available.—Frank Lausche, governor of Ohio. * * * It (statement to press conference) means as of this moment I have not made up my mind to make any anouncements (on running for a second term) i—President Eisenhower. * * * Our country has more than industrial skills and material strength. Above all .else we have Ideals and ideas. We can and we must find bet-: ter ways of sharing with other peoples these great assets of clvilzatlon.—George Meany, president of AFL-CIO,. calls for increased foreign aid based on sharing our "wealths." * * * Issac Stern is almost as good a fiddler as I »m because he Is almost as fat.—Russian fiddler David Olstrakh ends his U. S. tour. * y * U the time comes In this fiscal year that we set we have a Winced budget, then I think we have a rl«ht to cnslder the matter of tax reduction, bmrint In mind of course, that som« token payment on the national debt would b« good.— HOUM OOP whip Leslie 0, Arends (111.). HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Close- ups and Long&hots: In all the look- Bg backward-'for the "Best of 1955," Hollywood: divorces seem to have been neglected. So here's a new "Best"-list —v the flye-best reasons In movletown's 1955 divorce records: •• ,' Robin Raymond vs. Harry .A. Epstein: "I had to;lock myself in my room because he threatened me." Cathy Downs from Joe Kirkwood, Jr.: "I tried golf for his sake, but he just made fun of me." . Lynn Baggett -from Producer Sam Spiegel: "He said I made Mm nervous ana' he asied me to leave.'' Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Farmers Face Fancy Figuring On Eisenhower's Soil Bank Plan WASHINGTON — (NBA)—The average dirt or suitcase farmer will find himself In weeds as high as an elephant's eye when he sits down with pencil and paper to figure out what he can get'out of President Elsenhower's new soil bank. Take the case of an average Farmer John,'owning and operating 160 acres, of which 120 have been under cultivation. To make it simple, say that he had 60 acres in corn or other feed grains. If in,the north, say he had the other 60 acres In wheat. If in the south, say he had 20 acres In cotton and the remaining .40 In soybeans or peanuts. Under the acreage allotments now In effect, say that the 60 wheat acres were cut down to 50, or that the 20 cotton acres were cut down to' 15. On top of this, pile the soil bank plan, in two parts. Part one, the "reserve" plan, Is aimed to reduce cash crop production while the huge government surpluses are being disposed of. So it is proposed to reduce acreage under cultivation by an average of 20 per cent. Farmer John can't be asked to take a loss on this idle acreage. So the government proposes to pay him " percentage of the value of the crop he would have raised." What this percentage will be isn't specified. But the general assumption is that it would be something more than the profit he would normally make on this acreage. Since he wouldn't have to buy seed or fertilizer or cultivate or harvest the crop, his costs of operation would be reduced and counted as a saving. The 50 .acres of wheat cut 20. per cent would be reduced by 10 acres'. If this land had averaged 30 bushels to the acre, at |1.80' a bushel, its crop would be worth 5360. If farmer is paid half this, he'll get $180. The 15 acres of cotton cut 20 per cent would be reduced by three acres. If this land averaged two thirds of a bale to the acre, at $175 a bale, its crop would bring $350. If the farmer is paid half this, he'll get $176. In return for this, the farmer would have to agree hot to plant this reserve acreage in any cash crop and not to raise livestock on it. The land could lie Idle, or It could be planted to cover crop, such as, grass, to hold the soil: Payment would not be in cash, however, but in Commodity Credit Corporation "certificates," Issued at harvest time. They would- be good for an equivalent amount of government-held surplus wheat (or cotton) ^at current market prices. The farmer could sell the certificates back to CCC for cash. Or he could take the commodities, sell them on the open market, or hold them on his farm for a price rise. The wheat he might feed to hif chickens. Cotton Isn't edible, bu' it might be used to plug up cracks. Assuming this Is all clear, turn now to the second or "conservation reserve," part of this program. This is applicable to all the rest of the land the farmer has under cultivation, regardless of crop. II would even be applicable' in New England, where few of the basic crops are grown. Here the gov. erment would say to Farmer John In effect: , . "The' government will make a three-year (or maybe longer) con- nartc with you to take more land out of production." It must not be planted in other .cash crop* or fraied. For the first year, President Eisenhower says>the government will pay "a fair share of the. costs of planting -this land in trees or grasses, or building rainfall catch basins to conserve the soil. Thereafter the government would pay the farmer annually to keep this land In reserve . These payments aren't stated precisely. But President Eisenhower's total 'figures of, 350 million dollars to take 36 million acres out of production the first year would average $14 an acre. The exact amount will vary from region to region, based on pasl production. So if Framer John pui 25 acres -more in conservation reserve, at an average $14 an acre, he could collect $350 the first year, possibly less in succeeding yaers. This, with the $175-$180 from 'he first part of the plan, would •ive him a total take of $525. This s an average. A separate calculation would have to be made' for every one of America's six million farms choosing to take part in the soil bank plan. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NBA Service One of the great killers of the past has been tuberculosis. At the turn of the century about 200 people in every 100,000 died each year from that disease. Ten years ago about 40 of each 100,000 died and now only about 12 in every 100,000 die of tuberculosis each year. This highly desirable trend has been reflected by such events as the closing of the famed Trudeau Sanatorium .at Saranac Lake which v/as founded over 70 years ago to care for tuberculous patients. The problem is not completely rnived, .however. The drop in deaths has not been paralleled by a corresponding decrease in the number of new cases of the disease. Progress in the control of treatment. tuberculosis has proceeded along two main lines, prevention and On the preventive side, the lessening of poverty and the Improvement In diet on the North American continent have undoubtedly helped. Both poverty and malnutrition are good breeding conditions for infection with the germ of tuberculosis. With improved general health, the resistance to the germ Is Increased. There Is a method of vaccination against tuberculosis known as BCG. The value of this procedure has been debated for many years but It is now believed that most of the Investigators who have expressed themselves on the subject are favorable and some are highly enthusiastic towards using BCD as a method of building resistance. Another procedure which may be classed as preventive. Is the widespread use of the small chest X. rya films which can be taken quickly «nd cheaply on large numbers of people. Of course, the Xray film does not prevent tuberculosis but It often reveals the prus- ence of the disease at an early t4*R« In people who did not renllse they had It. This not only allows prompt and effective treatment but also lessens the risks that the genn will be spread to others. In the field of treatment, great strides forward have been made. Improved treatment Is largely responsible for the better chances of regaining health when a person is stricken.' The value of bed rest has long been recognized and is still a part of the treatment of most victims of the disease. The collapse of a lung by Injecting air through a needle (thus giving rest to the diseased lung)'has repeatedly proved of value In treat- men^ also. But with the development of several chemical substances which 'attack the tuberculosis germ, the use of this collapse therapy is beginning to become less common. Chemical treatment, In fact, appears to be revolutionizing the outlook for most victims of ituberculosls and Is proving of the highest value. Among other methods of treatment one should not forget surgery. Several surgical procedures are available depending on the lung condition and the state of the patient,- but. new surgical methods developed In .the past few years have greatly increased the excellence of the results. If we continue our efforts unabated- we may look forward to the time when this giant killer of the past will become a rare disease. WHEN A WOMAN spends money on slenderizing, her husband, too, loses some of his roll — bank roll, that is. — Wall Street Journal. A ' FRENCHMAN visiting here reports that when American tourists flock to France they'Increase the consumption of wine there about 30 per cent. AIM, they prob- ably'do a treat desl for women and tone. — New Orleans lUtei, • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Takeout Double Tips Strength By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NF.A Service When a player makes a takeoul double after passing originally, he Indicates that his hand Is not quite good enough in high cards for an opening bid but is good enough in distribution to ask partner to re spond. This Information is often useful to partner, but It sometimes can be turned to good advantage by the opponents. In today's han< the takeout double by West was the clue to South's play of the hand. West opened the ace of clubs dropping declarer's singleton 1 king NORTH IS AAQ9 VK10 • Q 10 8 76 3 + 88 WEST (D) EAST AJ1082 *K74 V8 . VJ542 4>KJ9 4>4 + AQ932 + J10754 SOUTH VAQ9763 «A52 •*K- Both sides vul. Weil North Bast South P»ss Pass Pats IV Double Redbl. 2 + 2 » P»s« 3» Pass 4» Pssi Pass Pssi Opening lead— 4 A Erskine Johnson IN ' HOLLYWOOD Neville Brand vs. Mrs. JeanBrand: "She left me ; to fight bulls In Mexico." Mary Astor from Thomas G. Wheelock :"He was always going to work next week but he never did." LOIS COLLIER, who plays Kent Taylor's girl Friday in the Boston Blackie telefilms, and her hubby, Robert Oakley, called it a day and she.will file for a divorce. .• . . Aldo Ray is wearing a. wedding ring since his reconciliation Vth Jeff -Donnell.: First time he's worn one . . . Eddie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds have been huddling with Mitch Lelsen about' staging' a night-club' act for them. They want to play Las Vegas next summer during Eddie's vacation from his TV show. THIS IS HOLLYWOOD, MRS. JONES: Paramount's special effects wizards filmed the parting of the Red Se» In "The Ten Commandments" with red Jell-o — 68 tons of It! NOT IN THE SCRIPT: John Barrymore, Jr., on side-stepping his late father's footsteps: "When I was 15 I saw him for the first time In a movie. I was amazed to notice how we had • the same mannerisms, and I decided then to" get rid of them and be a personality of my own. I think anyone trying to cash • in on his father's name is making a big 'mistake." Hollywood, the land of .-make- belleve, has been remaking »o many old movies lately you can almost call 1* the land of remake believe. But at least some of the remakes due in 1956 have a new approach to some old plots. The most eyebrow-lifting is MOM's planned musical version of Eugene O'Neill's brooding "Anna Christie," Garbo's first talkie, with Doris Day as Anna warbling 16 songs. Columbia Just completed a musical version of "It Happened One Night" and due for'the cameras Is "High Sco- clety," a filmusical based on "The Philadelphia Story." • BUT TALK OF Mario Lama tant from South's point of view, since even if East had been able to win with the ten 1 or Jack of spades, dummy's remaining spades would prevent East from returning the suit safely. East now returned his singleton diamond, and South put up the ace immediately. West had promised good support for diamonds, so the actual situation was easy to read. If South had played low, West would have taken the king of diamonds and returned the suit to give his partner a ruff. South still had to prevent the los. p 'of a trump trick in order to make Ms contract. He led a heart to the king, noting the fall of the eight of hearts from the West hand. He then returned the ten of hearts from dummy and let i trlde for a finesse. West had promised good distribution in the bidding, und this almost undoubtedly meant a singleton heart. ,_ The trump finesse succeeded, and South was practically home. He ruffed a club to enter his own hnnd, drew .two more rounds of trumps, and led towards dummy's .queen of diamonds. Nothing could then defeat the difficult game contract. starring In a musical version of Clifford Odets' story of a prl»e- fighter, "Golden Boy," Is rather frightening. If this mad-for-muslc trend gets out of hand you may be seeing musicals based on "The Bride of Frankenstein," "The Desperate Hours," and "Blackboard Juncle.".. . ; THE WITNET: Bob Hope broke the London Palladium applause meter denying a feud with Blng Crosby. Said Bob. :"There never was feud. I love Bing. I love every bone in his corset-" Janet Leigh4 nixlnjr all' filmmaking until after the stork's July arrival . , . The Parley Oranger- Janlce Rule ^engagement,, announced a couple of weeks ago, has been called off. ' SELECTED SHORTS: Greer Garson nixed TV'offers to guest with Miitbn' Berle, Perry Como and George Gobel but'took a rain- check "until I'm 'more . familiar • with the medium." . . : It's Glenn Ford and Broderlck Crawford in another "adult"' western — "The Fastest Gun Alive." Brod will be the gunslinger . -. . Director Roy Rowland about the lasting -power of film stars: "A star's durability can only be measured by the films In which his part Is bellevably written and portrayed. Stars who choose roles that capture their true selves hold favor longer with the fans." ... Susan Hayward may try a night-club singing tour since her warbling. In "I'll Cry Tomorrow". rt • In Blythevilb 75 Years Ago M. and Mrs. Bennett Bailer Goodman have returned from -a wedding trip to Hot Springs and are now at home at 619 Walnut. Mrs. Elbert Huffman, Mrs. Farris McCalla and Mrs. T. Don Smith were guests. of Mrs. Harpole Jr. when she entertained members of the ADC bridge club for a party at her home. Mr. and Mrs. Bennett Bailey Miss Bobbie Ann Purvis and Miss Mary Helen Moore attended their first meeting as members ol the T. N. T. bridge club when-MiM Peggy white entertained. Miss Nancy Hamilton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Hamilton, is ill of Influents. LITTLt LIZ Some girls make me mtstak* of looking for o husbond irnteod of for some nice single mon. «MH»L Lord's Acre Provides Food COLUMBUS, Ohio MB — Twenty men swarmed into the'Lord's Acre — a 30-acre cornfield — for the harvest. The harvesting crew was from the Lockbourne Methodist Church, but the project on which they were working, was only typical of a movement which . has spread throughout the Midwest in recent summers. The Lockbourne Methodists, working with donated seed corn and gasoline 'for their tractors, planted the 30 acres last spring. The harvest meant money to pay for church repairs and redecoration. Next year it'll be-70 acres. Chow Call ACROSS 3 Doctors . i .nd ..„ 4 Serve scantily 4 Aster*" K 5 Fork part 8 Wheat 6 Photograph ,»««i developer 12 Malt beverage 7Soakf £ x 3 Dinner 8 Horned 14 Bread spread ruminants 15 Radish color 9 Girl's name 16 Signed briefly JQ Fishing 18 Condescended equipment 20 Not eaten soonn Pic a la enough amount 25 Goddess 26 Killed West promptly shifted to the deuce of spades In the hop* of tstabltsh- ing a trick or two in that suit, After some thought, South finessed the nine of spades from dummy, The choice wsi a happy one, since Kast wan forced to win with UM klv. This wasn't Impor- 21 Mouse eater 19 H | gh winds 22 Harem rooms 23 Cupolas 24 Telephone 2 4 Prescribed part 26 Narrow opening 27 Health resort 30 Bony 32 Man's title 34 Afternoon nap 35 Whole , 36 Worm 37 Asparagus ' 39 Eras . 40Eit 41 Supply with weipons « Thin 45 Makes beloved 4»Saw 91 Sm»ll child 52 Jason's ship 53 Prlion room 34 Follower 59 New York city 98 Unoccupied 97 Craw's call DOWN 1 Kind »f mice > Towird th» 27 Abnormally 41 Muddle marked 42 Felly quarrel 17 Dye ingredlenl28 French father 43 German titli 29 War god of Greece 31 Dress 33 Gaze fixedly .38 Annoyed 40 Lure'

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