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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BI.YTHEVTLLS (ARK.)' COUHTER TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 19W THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* 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- irea, October 9, 1917. __ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bv 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, 56.50 per vear"$350 for six months, S2.00 for three monthu; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS Shall I not visit them for these things? saith the Lord: shall not my soul be avenged on such a nation as this?—Jeremiah 9:9. * * * Vice and virtue chiefly imply the relation of our .ctions tome n in this world; sin and holiness rather imply their relation to God and the other world. BARBS A card expert says thai bridge playing en- oourages conversation. And, sometimes, you should he*r the language! » * * The only trouble with the lid beta* off for ouininr season Is that Dad fc called upon to screw M hock on again. » *. » It's quite apparent that a lot of the TV programs are mighty good for insomnia. # * * About the only sensible time to play favorite is at the race track. * * * Lucky the girl who called her regular beau by his right name when she returned from vacation. Navy Rights A Wrong Secretary of the Navy Thomas took the wise course when he reversed a special board and granted a Naval Reserve commission to Eugene W. Landy. He previously had been denied it because of Land.v's mother's past Communist activities. The nation had been shocked months ago when it learned that Landy. who was graduated second in his class this summer at the Merchant Marine Academy and won three special awards and two scholarships, had been penalized for things his mother did when he was a child. The theory behind the earlier refusal is, of course, quite simple. Landy's own loyalty was never in question. He was nevertheless judged a security risk lie- cause it was assumed his mother's record might make him subject to dangerous pressures. This theory is applied in numerous cases where there are questionable past or present associations involving one or more members of the family of prospective armed forces or federal civilian personnel. .\'o blanket rule can be laid down. Each case must be considered individually. But the record of the last, few years shows a regrettable tendency among government security officials to resolve doubts against individuals undergoing investigation. In matters of this kind, facts are not. a sufficient guide. The intangible elements of character and personality enter, and can easily be governing. The special review board and the others who studied I.andy's cases were operating by shallow formula. They failed to give proper weight to his character and make-up. He was a model of conservatism in outlook and was clearly made of stern stuff. He had persuaded his mother to drop her Communist doings. It was highly unlikely that a young man with his performance record and personal traits would yield to blackmailers' pressures and give away military secrets. Prodded by public reaction, Secretary Thomas has now corrected the error. But his reasoning in so doing was not impressive. He said his evaluation was the "common-sense" approach, but praised the special review board which obviously did not employ it. His "tribute" lo the board is nothing more than feeble Navy face- saving. Thomas said, too, with the air of a man making a discovery, that he fell I.andy's association with his mother was the natural one of mother and son, not A sympathetic political lie. But this should have been as obvious to the various security reviewers as it was to Thomas. Th« final result in th« Landy c»s« was good. But the means by which it was attained do not inspire confidence in the judgment of the Navy's security officers. Thomas retrieved their fumble. Our Youngsters' Teeth Not long ago word got out of a devastating report comparing American youth unfavorably with Kuropean youngsters in the matter of general physical development. President Kisonliowor was so disturbed by the report he called a meeting on physical fitness. Unfortunately, his heart attack occurred a few days before it was to be held, and it had to be canceled. Now we are hearing some equally disturbing things about the condition of our youngsters' teeth — a prime factor in basic health. At the age of 16, according to recent figures, the average American youth will have seven decayed, missing or filled teeth out of 32. Less than four per cent in the age group will be wholly tree of dental decay. A .mod share will lie having trouble with their prize permanent mol- lars. Some are saying we Americans live a "soft life. Whether or not it's so. there isn't any excuse for not teaching our kids the use of toothbrush and dentifrice at an early age. Fall Guy «• c '*,* *" •*:' . \te^<*> VIEWS OF OTHERS Speech of Bygone Eras The tramontane language of the mountain lolk west of the Piedmont., area is really the of- fk-ial aristocratic speech of the Elizabeihian era. three centuries ago. according to a recent book edited by Blackwell P. Robinson. The merry oie tea and mini pets crowd of fashionable London and Edmborough would as* to "reach me" a napkin instead of asking for the napkin to be handed to him. Even the well remembered "Virgin Queen" a.-ked for "hit" rather than it. The literary figures of the time, such as Shakespeare, Marlowe. Dryden and Pope, would patronize the popular coffee houses and after receiving a hot cup of coffee, they would have "blowed" it to a satisfynig temperature for drinking. This aristocratic: lingo, .so popular in earlier times, has remained somewhat with the hill people, because mixing was slow and the "corruption" of book learning was not. as easily adapted as it was with ihe plains people. These people retained the expressive lan^uane their forefathers. The dropping of the "g" at, Ihe nnd of "ing' 1 was dominant in sixteen century drclt-s. To go "arier" instead ol "after" was what made water rime in the nursery rime, Jack and Jill. One housewife of Scatch-Englush decent was giving the recipe in a delicious cake. She recited the mgredimUs, a smidgen ui .small amount i of this and a slue ui large amount i of that, and three gulgs of mola.^es. By turning iiji the jug three glugs can be counted oft. Thru is certainly expressive language. And, if a neighbor is a whoop an ria holler away, or ai a distance sull \\itliin car shot, might be Sir Walter Scott put it, ill-convenient. William Shakespeare was attracted by the liitlr girl with a play-pretty, who was ritdit peart. The language which is considered to be hillbilly talk is more (han likely the speech of early bygone eras of the English aristocracy.—Rocky Mount iN. C.i Telegram. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Resiliency of Capitol's Social Life Accounts for its Endurance WASHINGTON —i NEA)— The resiliency and touch fiber of Wash- inuion social hie. and its ability to carry on in the face of adversity, accounts for its enduring; quality. Never was this more vividly demonstrated than after the announcement of Ike's heart attack. That Saturday mc;ht more than a do/cn hostesses carried on bravely wnh 'heir mnjor cocktail parties and dinners. Thn nr.xt ninht there vii nous top administration officials. Some Difference Americans old enough to remeber the "era of wonderful nonsense." as Ihe 1920's t»re sometimes called, will IT- call the wild excitement, that gripped the entire nation when two men prepared to batter each oilier into unconsciousness for the heavy-weight boxing championship of the world. All came to a halt foi (here inimien- tous events, especially when Jack Dcmpsey was one of the men wearing the gloves. Newspapers used to devote-columns-of space on their front page to every word of the two men. to every detail of what they did and what, they ate leading up to the fight itself. Every car was glued to a radio on fight night—that WHS before the onset of TV. Enterprising shops set up radio sets in the streets, where hundreds gathered, to listen tensely through the static as De'mpsey chopped at Gene Tnnney or vice versa. Newspapers published extra,? on the fight results. What a contrast those days were to the present. Hardly anyone pays attention. You could ask 50 people on the street in Carlsbad who is fighting whom and when, and the chances are 45 of them wouldn't know. People just don't seem interested nowadays. Maybe they have more important things to think about. Or maybe the perspective of the American citizen has become somewhat, saner In the last 30 years.—Carlsbad IN. M.i Current-Argus. Th Brazilian Embassy, which had a biff award ceremoy and reception planned for the third evenine alter Ike's attack, tentatively postponed ihe affair until it got an okay from the State Department that flte was out of immediate dancer. Mrs. Thomas White, wife of ihe Vice Chief of Staff of the Air partment that, Ike \vas out of im- Forcp. uot a medal for ha vine caught, a rare tropical fish u; Brazil when her husband was .-til- tinned there. And former Secret .iry of the Navy Dan Kimball cot an a\\arci for bein^ an American-type ^ guy. After (he ceremony champagne loading- lasted three hours. One of the most enthusiastic celebrants n: this ^mniiii-ant «aihrrini? was the Chairman of . the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Adm. Arthur Kadford. I.adies. this i.s the time of year to relax on youi diet. At last, that's what Washington, society women arc doinu. Other, afternoon Mrs, Henry Gracly, wife: of the. former ambassador to Iran. threw a fancy luncheon at the | Mayilower Hotel for 70 women, including the wives of Supreme Couri Justices Harold Burton, Tom Clark and Stanley Reed. This was the menu: Mellon balls au saibayone, broiled half chicken with cream gravy, boiled potatoes, asparagus tips polonaise (cream sauce), mixed salad with avacado and tomato land cream dressing-) and Pariait Mayflower (three kinds of ice cream topped with chocolate sauce and whipped cream. The excited bark of Vice Presi- ! dent Nixon's dog. Checkers, almost i .-ennicd indecent when newsmen arrived at the VP's house to tind out what he planned to d& during ihe crisis of Ike's heart attack. Several reporters insisted that Checkers was implying that she misht be the next regular canine resident of the White House since Franklin Roosevelt's Fala. That is if his master runs for and wins the presidency next year. Since last being in the news, inci- entally. Checkers produced a litter of puppies which were given to Capitol Hill employes. Her frolicking- with newsmen who have covered Nixon's house is 'he first real fun Checkers has had since being forbidden to cross- t,he street and play with her boy friend, Alger. Pave Emerson, the former wife of Elliott Roosevelt, is in town in the play "Heavenly Twins." She's staying at the Hay-Adams Hotel, just across Lafayette Park from the White House. " 'Smaller. Faye?" asked one oi the cast when he caught her look' ing moodily out of her window al the executive mansion, "miss the old homestead?" "No," she answered gaily, "jus looking to see if Bernie Bnruch was sitting' on one of the benches ' the park." Male members of the staff the Brazilian embassy have formed what they call the Samba Football Club to play other embassy soccer teams. They're trying to lose weight, among other things. But to makp sure they don't go too far towards taking off weight, the los- hiEr team throws a champagne party and buffet dinner. Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — <NEA'~ Behind i but there's not an ounce of satire in [.he film. "We played it serious,'' she told me." and I think even the British people will like it." gowns made plump Judy even big-J Ruth found so many Holly- ger—is a cue for today's $64,0i)0j woodites in London she . says "I the Scenes: Judy Garland's choice of duds for. lier TV debut— the movietown pincushion set and n lot of feminine viewers insist the rhinestone question: "Are today's show business queens 'cloths smart.' "? [ put famed Hollywood designer | Edith Head on the spot with the went out in the countryside every weekend lo make it seem like Eueland." Vivian Blaine. (he Guys and Dolls star on a trial separation query. "1 hate to admit It," she frorn hubby Manny Frank, is dat- said, "but several movie actresses know as much about fashion designing as I do. Marlene Dietrich knows even more." But Edith would name only five she'd trust alone in front of a mirror as .judges of their own clothes. They were: Grace Kelly. Claudette Colbert. Audrey Hep- ing- a rich Chicago chemical manufacturer . . . Eva Gabor is groaning after reading the critical valentines for t George Axelrod's new comedy. "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" She was invited to play the Monroe-ish movie queen in the play, she explains, but her agent nixed the offer for her. burn, Jeanmaire and Dietrich. Mum's the word with Edith about Hear it Now: The name of the majority of famous dolls who Shirley Booth keeps popping up know absolutely nothing about! for the role Marie Dressier created clothes. "I'm savins their names." in MGM's musical re-make of she told me, "for when I retire i "Anna Christie." Ava Gardner and and write my book about designing; Howard Keel are definitely .set clothes in Hollywood. It . will be'. . . KaLhryn Grayson is taking titled. 'People I Wish I'd Killed.' "j her daughter Patty and a tutor to David Wayne's making no secret' London with her while she stars in of his disappointment over the film i "Port Afrique." ... A basset version of "Teahouse of the August j hound named Pokey has joined the .Moon." Marlon Brando will play I cast of the Lassie telefilms. For the role David created with tre-| •'comedy relief." mendous success in the Broadway; Scheduled hit. i It's a bitter pill for Wayne wh,i. says he was assured by MOM . executives during ihe play's run:; "You're our man for the movie version. a LOR Angeles and "The Naked double-bill soon: "Lady Gudiva" Dawn." Tit is Is Hollywood. Mrs. Jones: How many self-admitted feminine in Holly- Y Mon - . . . . f Ftt hllt: utrlv ducklings are there in Holly- ';e'd lost plum roles before but - o A n "advertisement in a inuts: "rh,s is he on > mie its, movie ^ f ^ ^ ^ ad bothered me." Otherwise Wayne's career is booming- with , movie. | ;>°n__ uuh thl, "The Four Seasons," next on his schedule. Shakespeare lovers can relax, says Ruth Roman, about "Joe MacBeth." her Eriglish co-starrer with Paul Douglas. It's a modern version of the Bard's famous plot with Douglas as a New York gangster Wanted ... An Uply Girl for an attractive role in William Wyler's "The Friendly Per.sua.sion." To date only 10 Miss Scarecrows have applied for the job. jack of clubs, losing only one trick in the suit if West happens to have | one or more of the picture cards together with the ten of clubs.. When South led the deuce of J5 Years Ago In Blytheville Bakery Company has been sold by Mrs. Mi'ton Sternberg i to C. L. McLaren of S.ilina, Kan- Paul Butler, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, and other prominent Notre Dame alumni in town have organized big. closed-circuit TV pa rties for the football games this fall at the Sheraton-Park Hotel. Tab per person for the parties U 54. That includes beer and a big buffet lunch. Here's a tip for Allen Dulles, head of the Central Intelligence Agency: The fiye single Russian gals employed at the Soviet embassy now have permission to date American boys since the big friendship program was handed down from Moscow. What could be a better match for some young CIA agents trying to carve themselves a good future in the spy business? a in uui ..aot, ..v.^ ...•" : sas Mr .McLaren. tor him. Instead of following suit d ,ain of bakeries, has already with a low club and allowing dum-1 taken ov( , r tne manag( . mf , m . my's nine to force out the king j 3 West played the queen of club !| _. (Q ^ ^ Declarer won m the dummy with, annolmceti lodav . ofd—s^ rettd"' Mrs. E. B. Gee and'Mr, R. , hand bv ruffing a diamond. HeiKirshner entertained member, of ,,,en led another low ciub towards | ^^™ ^tm^Mrs" d p V «.jne west played his ^^fc^&lS. c," m a ",, b p°;av SummVf mne'or Gee's mo.ncr. Mrs. W. B. Hunter, dubs, 'ju't as though nothing un-j «'" a luncheo " ? ucst usual had taken place. As it hap-1 .lack Wilson, son of Mr. and pened h j w e v e r. South was' Mrs. Jack Wilson, received a de- convinced that West had started! Si'ee in civil .engineering at the with the kins-queen of clubs. Hence, University of Arkansas fall convo- | declarer put up the jack of clubs cation. ' from the dummy, thus losing the g.ime contract. THAT FELLOW in the Middle West's deceptive play might not :West who belitlle[ j General Robert work against a very suspicious de-, E Lee an( , t[)e stamp lssue d m clarer. but it Is a handy play tO' nis ho]lor nad ^nirr nevpr come use against the average player. Itj dOT7 , her( ,. W e'll make him cat will work far more often than not. I some 0( that southern-fried chicken you get at roadside drive-ins. — Greenville IS. C.) Piedmont. the Doctor Written for NEA Service By EDWIN" P. JORDAN, M.D. SO THEY SAY I'm very optimistic about. Ilin iDodRrrs'i future ...We havft .so many tinr young pitchiTs tlint I don't antii'ipiito iuiy srnoiis troiihlft in that. rit'piirlmi-iH i redlining world ilininpionshipi for ft long time to come.— -Walt Alston, manager of World Champion Brooklyn Dodgcro. Thn Democrat,-; huvr never halrd Mr. Ei.son- hnwer.W* nnver will; we Just aren't, built that way.— Rep. Sam Hnyhurn (D., Trx.l, apenker of Ihe HOUM. All of IIK have to lesirn our cajjnc.'1111's und hnul;it!ons. phy^iol as well »s mentiil. and helping people to do I liis is one of the most import n nt ospecks oi a doctor's work. ({—An eMremccl friend in hoi- late SO's has driven herself hard for years in church, club and community work besides conscienuoii.s hnmiMviakiMn. About, a year nnd « tmlf ago several severe attacks of in ft urn!: a left her with a heart condition iroin which she has suffered since, uncomplainingly. A short time ai;o she had another attack since which she has suffered shortness of breath, swelling of the nnkle.s. and other imcomfortnulo .symptoms. An X-ray of the chest shows she has an enlarged heart Should we encourage her to believe that soon she will be recovered a:id be able to resume her activities or should we gently case her out of presidencies and off boards' nnd try in every \vi\y to condition her to accept a future life of in-1 activity—Mrs. N. A—There are two aspects of thi> important problem which must be weighed. One is the physical capacity of your friend to carry on her activities and the other psychological effects of depriving her of these too suddenly. The question is a most important one but cannot be answered completely by someone like myself at a distance ; I believe the best procedure is to 1 deputize one of I lie sick lady's! friends to call on Ihe physician in j charge and find out from him how much your friend can do without seriously endnn^enng lier health and get his opinion as to the deslcnblltty (for psychological us well ns phyr.icnl reasons) of pivmt? her something to do which comes within her capacity. (j_If t get s hea rt, checkup j every six months could the hc.irlj go bud In between? 1 am 2fi yours old. What are my chances of never having heart trouble?—B.A. A—It is extremely unlikely that at the age of 28 you would develop heart disease between six-month checkup periods without having ,-omfi definite disease such as rheumatic fever to account for it. It .sounds to me as though you are too much .worried about heart disease and should forget about your heart between the times of your regular checkups. Q—Please tell me what quinine is used for and if ,it has any harmful effects.—Mrs. V. A. A—Its most important use IB—or at least used to be—for malaria. It has also been used in the past for many different kinds of fevers but is less commonly used for that purpose today. Like any other active drug, it can produce harmful effects if too much is taken for too long a period of time; perhaps ringing in the ears is the most common early symptom of excessive quinine taking. Q—I am 49 years old and have relaxed inguinal rings. I know they can be eliminated by operation and wonder if the operation in involved. -J. K. A Unless one has an actual hernia through the inguinal rings, it, usually is not necessary to operate However, should this be considered desirable for some reason which I* not clear in the question ihe operation should be simpl*. simple. Q—I have had syphilis for 35 years and have never had any treatment and I don't know where to get It. I am afraid to tell my family doctor because T come from a good family.—Heartbroken. A—By all means tell your family doctor and find out from him what he thinks you should do. You should not Just, stew about this and do nothing. The doctor will respect your confidence. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Outcome Depends On Club Suit By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NE AServlce The club suit in today's hand should prove highly interesting to all good bridge players. Some such position often occurs in actual play. West opened the deuce of spades, declarer finessed dummy's queen, Q—The bidding has been: North East South Wist 1 Heart Pass 1 Spade Pass 1 N.T. Pass ? You. South, hold: AAJ753 ¥74 »KQ9«Z *! What do you do? A—Bid two diamonds. You etnnot afford a jump bid. but you will make 3, try for game U partner shows a si?n of life. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, Eouth, hold: AAQJ75 ¥74 4KQJ6Z 45 What do you do? LITTLE LIZ It's all right to handle a child with kid gloves if there's a good -.trorig hand inside. SHIA* Young Actress Answer to Previous Puzzle. NORTH (D) II WK8T A976J V72 4K964 *QIOI Nartk INT. P«M VQS4 * AJ81 * AJ9 IAST AKJ10 V83 4Q1087 +K85J SOUTH 4843 « A K JIB 91 * J #741 North-South vul. lul torn* Wrrt Pm «¥ Past Pass and East won with the king. East returned the Jack of spades to dummy's ace, and declarer promptly drew two rounds of trumps. Everything now depended on the clubs. South was sure to lose two spades in nil, und he could therefore afford to lose only one club trick. The standard play in such cases is to lead a low club from the South hnnd with the intention of finessing dummy's nine. This will drive out a picture card If happens to have the ten of clubs. Liter on South will lincssi th» ACROSS 1 Young actress, Fitzmaurice 7 She is in a radio 13 Expunger H Swagger 15 Paused 16 Raved 17 Make lacs edging 18 Before 5 Southern general 6 She has many fans 7 Frolic 8 Age 9 Operated 10 Preposition 11 Maple genus 12 Wife of Tyndareus 19 Route (ab.) 21 Lifting devices 20 British money 22 Auricle of account 2 3 Universal 21Cor« language 25 Thankless one24Says 28 Mustelin. 2 5 Roman date 29 Gull-like bird 44 Nested boxes 30 Periods of. 46 Sea eagle time 31 Stout cord 35 Steamer (ab.) 37 Musical note 38 Fish mammal 13 Moslem gold coin 33 Go by aircraft 14 Enthusiastic ardor MLNther thong M Drain 38 High-wrought 40 Dispatchers 42 Fourth Arabian caliph UAlwayi (pott.) MGoddeu at the dftwn 49 Infirm Si Everlastinf (poet.) 55 Separated 58 Premr 5? Eatinf implements U Eaten DOWN 1 Saucy 2 Scop* 3 Spur 4C*tt (Fr.) 39 Sea nymph 41 Require! 26 African river 42 Vipers 27 Chew 43 Jump 47 Heavy blow 48 Weights ol India 50 Oriental name 51 Diminutive of Leonard 53 Three timt* (prefix) 54 Eternity

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