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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 19, 1956
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PAGE BIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TRB oouium IOWB oo, H. W. HAIHES, Publisher A. HAWES, RUtor. AsilsUnt Publisher D. HUMAM. Advertising Manager BLYTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS rsole National Advertising Representative!: W»ll»e* Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlant*. Memphli. _ _ ___ Intend M second elm mttter it the post- title* »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under let of Con- (reea, Ootober 8, 1917. Member of The AssociatedPrws SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of BlytheviUe or any iuburb»n town when carrier service is main- telned, 3Sc per week. By mall, within t radius of 60 mllei, $«.50 per year, »3.50 for six months, $3.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, »12.50 per year payable to advance. MEDITATIONS He that li vole" of wisdom desplseth his nelrhDOT: but a man of undentandinf holdeth his * # * But curb thou the high spirit In they breats, For gentle way are best, and keep aloof From sharp contentions. —Homer. BARBS An old Kentucky law prohibits keeping cows In tenement*. It doesnt, however, prevent someone from being bossy. * * * Plenty of tone J».»»ed by folks who take Just • little longer and do thinp right in the first place. * * * A Michigan doctor says that cheerful surroundings are half the cure of mental illness. We sure get sick of seeing the same old things around the house. # » * Hal* work anally gains promotion, unless the be** happ*B« to have a M of relative*. '#-#>• Trouble doesn't reign nearly as much when you hare trad something tori rainy day. Ike Knows the Score Unmistakely President Eisenhower holds both his country and the office of President in the. very highest esteem. Possibly millions take that for granted. But there is reason why fresh realization of the fact is important right now. A lot of people, including politicians whose necks are out this year, seem to have been suggesting that Mr. Eisenhower might properly serve through a term as a sort of consultant to his cabinet. TmY concept of the presidency might be likened to be a semiretired , board chairman of an industrial corporation. ' The President has clearly rejected that view of his responsibilities. Hia personal comments show that he believes an occupant of the White House should be fit for the fullest exercise of his duties or should put himself out of the picture. Some critics have said they thought Mr. Eisenhower was underplaying the Importance of his post because so many suggestions have been made for trimming the President's functions. As far as the President himself goes, they appear to have misread his purposes. He agrees with those who want to cut down on the ceremonial and routinely administrative aspects of the job. But this is not the vital part of the presidency. The heart of the task is of making the great decisions that affect the safety and well-being not only of 165 million Americans but of other millions in free lands abroad. Mr. Eisenhower knows this work cannot be delegated, but on the contrary demands more and more of a president's energies as time adds complexity to the big choices. What he seeks for the. off ice is not relief from this crucial labor but time to do it more justice. Most observers are agreed that success in eliminating the presidency's lesser functions would greatly benefit the • country, yet would not necessarily diminish the strains of the office. For they feel, too, that it is not mere physical work—signing papers, dedicating worthwhile projects—which burdens a president. It is the heart-searing business of trying to make the great decisions the right ones, with so much hanging in the balance for so many. Not even Mr. Eisenhower's severest newd fear that he underrates the magnitude of his assignment. He understands It well enough. And he gives every sign that he can be trusted by all Americans to meMure hit fitness carefully against thja aweoome responsibility. Wtory Is the Task > Rtturnlnf to America to report, John Cooper, our ambMMdor to India, deserves the commendation of his fellow citizens for service well rendered. Though this former Kentucky Senator had done a stint as a U.S. delegate to the United Nations, he was new to the Foreign Service when he undertook this assignment under appointment from President Eisenhower. He has shown vast aptitude for the job. We are in a period of extremely touchy relations with India. Premier Nehru has seemed more than ordinarily susceptible to Russian Communist blandishments in recent months. And his avowed "neutralism" has struck many as increasingly tinged with hostility toward America. Yet we cannot by this fact write India off and perhaps hand it to the Reds. It is too big and too vital a part of South Asia. Cooper has made it his task to see that relations are not allowed to deteriorate too far. And he surely comes home with ideas for bringing real improvement to U.S.-Indian ties. He should be listened to with great care by his supporters in Washington. VIEWS OF OTHERS Mars Eye View If there are any people on Mars and they .were .to see what Is going on on the planet Earth, they might marvel. With a little .Imagination, one might picture a Martian schoolteacher explaining to a class of little Martians and Martianesses that a peculiar race of people inhabited Earth. "They are a people who had shown a great deal of higher intelligence in the control over, the forces of nature, and had put the elements to wo/k for .them so that under the limitation of their earthly environment, they lived In comparatively comfort," she might say. The teacher might point out that Earthlans, besides Intelligence, had an ethical code and religion which were supposed to rule their actions. Their common sense and their religion combined to make them understood that they should live In peace and goodwill toward one another. But the strange thing about these Earthians,' the Martian teacher might point out, was that they simply could not get along with each other. Groups of them were always fighting with other groups, because one group wanted what another group had! Like children fighting over toys, the teacher might say. And, so the lesaon would go on, "the sense of strife got worse and worse, until all Earth was divided into two camps, each eyeing the other with suspicion or fear or envy or malice. And they poured out their substance in staggering amounts to build up methods of making war ,and each side went on and on preparing for a war which they all agree would annihilate everybody U it -was {ought. That is how strange they are, children. Of course, it's quite possible the Martians are doing the same thing we are, North Martians against South Martians. Maybe the flying saucers are Martians lighting among themselves Just like us Earthians—Kingsport (Term.) Times. A New Road Hazard The last session of Congress authorized the construction of a paved highway from the Texas border to the Panama Canal. Next spring work will .begin by American contractors on the section between the village of San Isldro Del General, Costa Rica and the border of Panama 135 miles away. But this is no ordinary job. Much of this section of Costa Rica is virgin jungle. Huge snakes and the smaller poisonous varieties Infest the area. So .do what are reported to be 15-foot tigers which are probably Jaguars. And so do at least two tribes of headhunting Indians who have made it clear by the number of shrunken heads that appear on the market that white men and road equipment don't scare them. Americans In the area who buy the heads for souvenirs had better be careful. They may find the man who worked next to them all smoked up for the mantle.—Qreen Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY We at Ford Motor Co. are businessmen, not miracle men. I think some people are indulging in wishful thinking about their chances for fast and fabulous financial gains—Henry Ford II, on idea of investors buying Ford Motor Co. stock with Idea of making a fast dollar. # * # The smiling, peaceful, prosperous Russia Is the most difficult International problem America has yet faced. — Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas on the new Russian lok. # * * Flying personnel will be suspended from flying activitle* until the reductions (in their waistlines) have been accomplished.—Mai Gen. Robert M. Lee, commander of U.S. 12th Air Force in Ramsteln, Germany, says his men are getting too beefy. V * * ' We are bent on conquering space, and getting to the moon. Nobody *eem« to give a hang about life on earth any more.—Designer Paul Laszlo believes the ingenuity going into space ships could better be used to create better homes. # * » The peaceful liberations of captive peoples h*i been and, until iucceu ii achieved, will continue to be a major goal of United States foreign policy. —President Eisenhower replies to Red charges thnt h* I* guilty of "crude InMrfirince" In Communist •un**, 'Well—What Do YOU Think? HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Hoi- wood on TV: Are laugh tracks ecessary for telefilm comedies? ponsors and advertising agencies Insist they are, to -Infect'' home ewers. But most TV fans say ey resent the glass-tube needling d prefer to decide for themselves what's funny and what Isn't. Some telefilm producers, who gree with viewers, have tried to Imlnate the laugh tracks, with- ut success. But they're still try- g. The latest are Bill Bendlx nd his producer, Tom McKnight. ie only laughs for the NBC "Life Rlley" show will be those at ome. ALL EYES OP the TV world 111 be oh the experiment. If the plays well and if the sponsor NEA S»ni Peter Cdson's Vfathington Column — Congress in No Hurry to Adopt Hoover Group's Recommendations NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA)— The heat is on to get a little more action on the 314 recommendations for reorganization from ex-President Herbert Hoover's second commission. The last of his 20 reports was filed In June, 1955. A recent unofficial check shows that so far, 13 of the recommendations have been carried out by the last Congress. Four more have been put into effect by government order . Congress, gave a severe setback to the recommendation for reduction of the 2500 government activities competing -with private business, but this may be corrected in the Union message barely men- Pfesldent Eisenhower's State of part. That leaves 297 recommendations still to come. The slow motion has moved the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to observe: i "The five-and-a-half-billion-dollar question in Washington is— Where does the Eisenhower administration stand on recommendations of the Second Hoover Commission?" The dollar reference is to the estimated saving* offered bf the program. ! An analysis was recently iseued by the Citizens' Committee lor the Hoover Reports, headed by Clarence Francis, ex-board chairman of General Foods. It shows that l« of the Hoover recommendations would require changes in existing law by Congress, Another 143 can be oar- re dlout by executive order of the President or government agency heads. The other 29 recommendations will require further studies within the government. This means they may not be acted on in final form for several years. President Eisenhower directed Bureau of the Budget to study the Hoover reports last July. The di- The few reports that have leaked, government agencies, rectlve was then passed on to all from Veterans' Administration and International. Cooperation Admlnis- mendations should not be carried to argue that the Hoover recom- tration, have gone to great lengths to be acted on. Department of Defense recommendations were .burled but Charles Coolidge, Boston lawyer, ha* been assigned to dig them up Lait October the White Hous named Meyer Kestnbaum, boar, chairman of Hart Schaffner an Marx, as a special assistant V. coordinate work on the Hoover reports. Working only part time in Washington, he has set up a staf and directed a three-month critica study. Kestnabaum refers to Hoove recommendation* collectively 'the largest management surve ever made." He point* out tha the second commission reports were far different .from the firs The first covered government func lions by agency and were com paratlvely much easier to put int effect. The second cut acros agency lines and cover policy que« tlons. The implication is that th second set can't be rushed through Mr. Kesmbsum's committee ha yet to hold its first meeting. It now set for late January. Nelson Rockefeller wa* assigned to make recommendations on exe utive orders to put Hoover recom mendations into effect. When Roc efeller "recently resigned a* Whi House assistant, he kept this on assignment. But so far his actlv ties in the field are not apparent. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN f. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service The attack on cancer is going forward with ever-Increasing vigor acd effectiveness. Some of the developments of recent years have been the result of experimental observation and as yet do not have practical application for the, victim of cancer. Many of them, however, hold great promise for the future. What about prevention? More and more attention is being paid to the factors which may lead to the development of cancer. Why is it that sometimes certain celk grow wild and produce a cancer? The answer to this all important question is not clear, but laboratory investigators have learned something about it. The possibility that excessive cigaret smoking is one of those factors is a recent development which at least shows how much interest there is in learning more. One of the .factors in progress has been the increased emphasis on early diagnosis. Many cancers, when they can be discovered soon enough after they have started, can be successfully treated and lives snved. Different types of cells can bt Identified by microscopic examination and the treatment often depends on the type of cells os well as on their location and the length of time the cancer has been active. . Treatment continues to Improve. It is now well known that if all cancer cells can be removed by survery the growth of the. cancer can be halted. Since more and more people are getting this surgery early enough so that all the cells can be removed, and since the areas open to surgical treatment and methods used by surgeons have both been extended or improved, treatment Is becoming Increasingly satisfactory. In addition to surgery, the other two methods of treatment are the use of X-rays and radium. Here, too, new and Improved techniques and 'listruments have extended the field which treatment can be em ployed. The progress In control of can- c«r, extensive though it has been, la not nearly enough. We need still more basic knowledge about cancer which will give Information oh the cause or causey thus lending to more effective •preventive measures. Keed*4 *l*e 1* a dltgao»tlo t*ot (perhaps of the blood or urine) vblch will reveal the presence or absence of cancer anywhere in' the liody. Such a test would make it possible to concentrate diagnostic search on those known to hive cancer and thus to - still earlier diagnosis and more effective treatment. Finally, research is needed to develop some medical or drug treatment of cancer. If this could be done it .might be possible, to inject or give by mouth some chemical substance which would destroy the cancer cells without harming the healthy cells of the body. Work on this problem has been done and search for a truly effective means of accomplishing this objective will go on, no doubt, until the problem is solved. MORE AND MORE individual responsibilities and rights are turned over to the state,, until the people wake up one dismal day and find the state Is boss of" everything — Sandersville (Ga.) Progress. YOUR RELIGION gets the acid test which you find yourself in church with nothing less than a dollar bill. — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. AN OLD-TIMER is one who remembers when the teachers drove cars to school and the students walked. — Omega (Ga.) News. A CAR makes less nolce when well lubricated. This Is not true, however, of the driver. — Fort Myers (Fia.) News-Press. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE SM Own Irron Before Scolding • By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service West's opening bid today was th so-called "weak" two-bid, showini a strong trump suit but somewh decs than a normal opening bid high card strength. South ruffed the first heart, 1 a trump to dummy's ace, and r 'urned a club towards his pw hand. 'East put up the queen clubs, and South won with the ac When South now led the ten clubs, West played the jack an East wavered. Alter brief though East allowed the jack of clubs hold. At this point, West didn't kno what to do. If he led the ace diamonds, he might discover th South had a five-card club su and that he could establish t suit and discard a diamond Jro LITTLE LIZ success go>*.to o guys head it's because of oil the empty jpoce up there for it to move info. NORTH 4AJ87J V8643 19 *65. WEST (D) EAST 45 * 10 V.QJ10972 l */AKS »AJ«3 »KQ974 *J4 + KQ83 SOUTH AKQ9643 , *) None • lOg * A 109 72 Both iidef'vul. Weil North El»t South 2V Pan 4* 4* Pas* PIII S V Past Past 5 A Double Pan Paw P»i» ' Opening lead—V & dummy. 1 After much thought, W< guessed wrong. He led tooth heart, and South ruffed. South lie ruffed two low clubs in the du my, establishing his last club, a got to his hand in time to discs a diamond from dummy on t last club. South thus succeeded ninklng his doubled contract. West scolded hl« partner for ts Ing to overtake the jack of clu with the king. Emit should hi done M la erdur to lead the kl Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD ashes the green light, Bendlx and JcKnight say they will discard tie 'laugh track for future "Life [ Rlley" stanzas. I hope they succeed. 'arlety: , "Enough of this chopped-off tory formula and taw public will et to where It lose* Interest, be- ause It will never expect to at* ny of the problems resolved." HEAR R NOW. Steve: Allen'i move to Hollywood with'hi* NBO tow has been delayed until April . . Gig Young, I hear, Is aching; o give up his host chores oh Warner Bros. Presents" and get ack to acting. . . Joan Fontaine hanged her anti-TV mind and tars in two forthcoming telefilms. Homecoming" for the QE series) nd "Your Other Love" for Ford Theater . . . Columbia studio'* easing of tit feature movies to TV Is bold handwriting on the Hoi- ywood wall. Xjther studios will ollow suit. «* ' Hollywood failed In an attempt j lure Shirley Temple out of re- rement ana now it's TVs' turn a try. "Omnibus" wants the for- ier'kid -star for a home screen ppearance ... Art .Linfcletter s bowing out of the Art Linkletter nd the Kids" telefilms after 11 alf-hour shows. The reels will ontlnue to be seen in syndication. ut Art and his partner, Johnny uedel, are denying a TV Alley uzz that "People Are Funny" is kidding to oblivion., The sponsor, they say, Is happy with Its 30-polnt rating' and show jrians extend to the end of next September. But there have been alks, I hear, about changes after eptember on the,theory that peo- le may be tiring'of the format. Phyllis Avery, the doll m Ray Mllland's onetime telefilm series s mystifying friends by putting of her default divorce from Don Tay or. Twice now Phyllis has failed to show up In court to get the reedom paper. THE W1TNET: Robin Raymond :Ialms her uncle is getting oolo TV on his black and white se — blue Jokes, actors green In lack of experience and uncle turning ed whenever a panel show comes on. Rita Hayworth In a big New York TV spectacular? It could happen Before she left New York she ha< series of conferences with Max Letbman and his staff. Sign on the office where Edgar Bergen's ad libs are written: "Spontaneity Department." Van Johnson Is considering host-star telefilm series . .'. Only one contestant. Esther Bradley housewife and aircraft worker, wil be on Oroucho Marx's "You Be Your Life" show oh Feb. «. Esthe was so funny the director refuse( ,o say "cut." SEVERAL MONTHS AGO climbed oh a soapbox about tendency In TV dramatic show :oward unresolved, too-sudden enc Ings which leave the actors a well, as the viewers figurative! hanging in mid-air. Now It's CBS executive, Edward 3. Mon tagne, groaning about the sam thing and predicting In weekl of diamonds. It was clear tha Went had the ace of diamonds fo his opening bid, weak though was. It was vital to get two dia mond tricks before South coul establish the clubs. West was at fault for falling to drop the Jack of clubs under th ace on the first round of that sui This play, would force his partne to win the second club trick an return a diamond. It .was true thi East had made a mistake, but Wes had no right to.complain since h had missed the opportunity 1 make absolutely sure of the correi defense. Ebsen Hoopy To be Oft. Roller Coaster . By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD M) — "No matter what the experience is, blew It." Buddy Ebsen heard that quot* on a religious broadcast over hU car radio the other day, and h* confirms it as his philosophy. Buddy has had plenty of ups and downs In his 31-year show business: career, and now he blesses the esspns .he learned in Mi low leribds. He can afford to. Hia career le- al Its peak. He became a well- known figure in most American households a» Davy Crockett'* . sidekick Oeorgie Russell. He'll soon be seen in another Walt Disney story, "Corky and Whit* Shadow," to be serialised OB the. Mickey Mouse Club. At preeent .he's doing a dramatic role in t war movie, "Fragile Fw." Between rehearsal*, he recalled days when he wasn't doing' M well. "I was out of pictures for flr« years," said Buddy, who started In films 20 years ago dancing with his sister Vllma. "I waa a year ta •Good Night Ladles,' which se* records for long runa In Chicago. Then 1 1 was In the service for three years.. After that, I toured in the revival of 'Show Boat' for a year." He came back to Hollywood to try his luck at pictures again. But his agent always met this Inquiry from producers: "Why hasn't h« been working -In pictures?" The agent told about Buddy's five-year stretch, but ffie question was repeated: "Why hasn't he been working In pictures?" Said Buddy: "They figured something must have been wronf. If anybody IB out of pictures that long, they suspect there is a reason." At one point a top execntlT* advised Buddy to find another line of work. But at thlw low period In his career he was fighting mad and wouldn't consider It. In Blyth»Yill» 75 Yean Ago Mrs. 8. J. Cohen ha* rone »• Memphis t« spend several day*. An informal party was given Thursday night by Mrs. J. P. Wend for ten of her friends. A chill supper was served before the guest* played tripoll. Among the Btytheville people In Memphis today to see Katherin* Hepburn In the Philadelphia Story are Mrs. Charles Crlgger Jr., Mr*. Bernard Oooch, Mrs. Eddie Regenold, Mrs. W. L. Homer, Mrs. L. E. Old, Mrs. Harry W. Rallies, Mis* Nannie C. Smith, Mrs. W. J. Pollard and Mrs. Samuel F. Norrls. Feminine Touch Answer to Previous Puzzle DOWN 1——Lancaster 2 Metallic element 3 Narrow way , 4Viper« 5 Shatter 6 Footed vast 7 Domestic slave 8 Denude 9 Dry • ACROSS 1 Feminine appellation S "Sweet - " 8 Girl's name 12 Conduct 13 Written form of Mistress 14 Snare 15 Grit (slang) ig - Rutledge 17 Ceremony ___ ^ /18 Revokes, as a JQ Proportion grant ' n simians 20 Passes over 19 Mother 22 College cheer 2 1 - Doone 23 Opera (ab.) 2 4 Jump 24 Feminine name 27 Weight of India 29 Huge cask 32 Make a miltake 33 - Drew, actress 3S Uncle Tom'i friend J( Blackbird of cuckoo family JTDlldem. i 38W«nd }9Footllk*pirt 40Dresiedge 41 Light browns 42 C»mpau point 43 Exclamation 29 Ellen' 46Cry of 30 Shakespeare's bacchanals 25 Trieste wine measures 26 Flower girl 27 Bang 28 Ever (poet.) river 31 Children 33 Anesthetic 34 Falsehood 41-4-Hitter 42 Actress —r Shearer 43 Sew lightly 44 Article 47 Approach 48 May Wong 50 Chicago's business diitrict 51 Grafted (her.) 52 Forest creature 49 Etruscan title 55 Over (contr.) 45Giri's appellation 41 Anointed 11 Asseverate J4 Numbers (ab.) it Solitary S7. Winder 51 Seine. S« Particle. eo Whey« of milk 01 Exist DMImkk*

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