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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, January 21, 1956
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PAGI FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY^!,195« THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole Nitlonal Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphis. Entered M Kcond class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- gnu, October 9, 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year, $3.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. »W.50 pet year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS But the children of the kingdom shall b« cast out Into outer darkness: there shall be weeping and gnuhing of t«th.—Matthew 8:12. Never a tear bedims the eye That time and patience will not dry. —Bret Harte. BARBS When a wife bakw her first biscuits It is her most anxious moment, says a writer. And how •bout her hubby? * * * Some drivers seem to think that the speed limit means how slowly you can go, not how fast. * * * It'j a question whether counterfeiter! or legislators pan the most bad bills. * * * 18M may be a break for young girls, but it's just another leap for pedestrians. * • * * Mo«t little kids around the house haven't any Idea that there i» a place for everything. General Ridgway's View Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, one of America's most distinguished soldiers, is telling a story these days that has plunged him into new controversy. It is the story of his conflict with administration leaders over the size and nature of the nation's military ground forces. Relating Ms account in a current series in The Saturday Evening Post, Sidgway declares that in his two-year • Pentagon "tenure as Army Chief of Staff he felt he was being called on to "destroy rather than to build a fighting force on which rested the world's best hope for peace." In that span, he says, policies were adopted which by next summer will have the Army from 1,500,000 to slightly more than one million men. This change has occurred, he adds, despite the addition of some Army responsibilities and the enlargement of others. The result, in Ridgway's view, is that the United States has a military force which is incapable of fulfilling the many military and diplomatic commitments it has subscribed to around the world. The general believes this "gulf" between what we may be required to do and the strength we have to do it has been widened for largely budgetary and political considerations. He asserts that again and again pressure was brought upon him to conform to a preconceived politico-military "party line" fixed by Secretary of Defense Wilson, other civilian officials and President Eisenhower himself. He flatly charges that the President's 1954 State of the Union message set forth that the 1955 military program had been "unanimously recommended" by all the Joint Chiefs—including Ridgway—when in fact he opposed it. The President has felt strongly, of course, that the rule of unanimity should apply to the Joint Chief's decisions once they are taken, that their debates over military requirements should be fought out behind closed doors. But beyond that aspect of the matter, there is clearly much room for argument over the propositions Ridgway has advanced in favor of larger ground forces. In the first place, there never was a time, except in the thick of total war, when budgetary and political considerations did not heavily affect military appropriations and hence "force levels." It is true that this is no ordinary peacetime but a kind of half-war in which "normal" considerations do not apply. But it is also true that this'nation never has spent so much for defense nor maintained so large an Army, Navy and Air Forc« in peace »s it is presently doing under threat of Communist aggression. How th« available money shall be divided among the various forces is nn- other question, and hero again Rirljrwny taku a firm itand on ground which tin impartial judges must declare still open for argument. The general rejects as unsound and actually insincere the contentions of others, including the President, that enormously increased firepower of modern field weapons justifies relying on smaller sized ground combat units. All that can be said here is that men as devoted to the nation's military (not budgetary) safety as General Ridgway have opposed his view and agreed that effective armies can be smaller. It is right and proper that we should hear Ridgway's full voice on these vita! issues, now that he is out of the Army and free to speak. But it should be remembered that it represents but one side in the debate. It is just ono earnest attempt to lift the curtain and perceive the shape of tomorrow's warfare. VIEWS OF OTHERS 'Yoo, Hoo, Boys, Come Home' A native Estonian now happily biding his time as a hotel in Canberra. Austrialia, has handed the Australian security service two letters from Russia, one sent in the name of Premier Bui- ganin. The burden of the letters which apparently are being sent to many people the Soviet would like to have back under its thumb, is, "Come back and all will be well." One of these missives concludes with this somewhat flowery plea: "Be reasonable, sisters and brothers, go back to your homeland. We don't decoy you with fairy tales. Every one who does manual or mental work will find a place here among millions of Soviet citizens. Come back to your homeland, dear compatriot. She remembers you, calls you." It reminds us of a Katizenjammer Kids sequence that was popular many years ago. In this oft-repeated sequence, the captain would be seen wandering about with a paddle behind his back, calling, "Yoo, hoo, boys, come home. All is forgiven."—Minneapolis Tribune. Intrusion Proponents of federal aid for school construction, certain to involve federal control of schools, know this is the time to succeed. In an election year, gimme tactics get two-party support. Both are afraid to oppose. This will account, in part at least, for the assurance of both Lydon'Johnson In the Senate and Sam Rayburn in the House that the school bill will get early consideration. Federal funds for school construction is a part of the President's program. But if tfrie GOP wanta to claim priority in submission, it is the Democrats who will have to put it over. In any form the federal-aio proposal is bad. The instniBion of federal finance in a strictly local problem means inevitably more and more federal direction, less and less of the power of the states. In its present form, the bill is bad as pure largess. It can not meet the school need of any state, as the funds will be distributed pro rata through all. It refrains willfully from solving the state problem equitably by releasing tax money to state control for the same purpose.—Dallas Morning Star. Socialized Medicine? A government-supported insurance plan which is advocated by Rep. Carl Vinson (D., Ga.) to help provide medical care for dependents of servicemen is a benefit which was enjoyed by all military families in the days when the Armed Forces were smaller in , sise, and the objective ooserver is impelled to wonder if that had anything to do with shaping preident Eisenhower's opinion on the subject of socialized medicine. Ike, who lived a lifetime in the army with a familiar system of free medical attention once remarked: "Any move toward socialized medicine Ls sure to have one result. Instead of the patient getting more and better medical care for less, he will get Many Gl'fi who were forced to gulp down a dose less and poorer medical care for more." of castor oil for a case of ordinary sunburn are inclined toward the same view.—Florida Times- Union. Thinking? We wonder what thoughts are stirring in the mind of the old legislator who was able to visit home about once in a session and then at his own expense when-he sees whole loads of law-makers flying to Havana to investigate Cuban problems and taking a day out at the Orange Bowl on their return from their tax paid journey. He will be bound to admit that this is progress, though he may doubt that it is progress in the right direction.—Oklahoma City Oklahoma. SO THEY SAY I was appointed by President Elsenhower to serve at his pleasure, and I certainly will continue to do that through his term. When I was governor lof Oregon), somebody was always mad at me. —Interior Secretary Douglas McKay asserts he has no intention of quitting his job. if. if. * I can't Imagine the (Chinese) Reds being so unwise u to try to take Formosa.—Donald A. Quarles, U.S. Air Force secretary In Hong Kong. * * * Your (AFL - CIO) objectives must be strong and your leadership so Impeccable that no one can allege with any accuracy that you are n physical threat to the safety and harmony of our existence -Gov. Rank D. Clrmrnt (D,, ,T«m./ Kill union convention In Cleveland. "What's All the Shouting About?' Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Washington's Social Volcano Gets Going with a Loud Bang NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The first week of the second session of the 84th Congress didn't do much save the nation or the international situation. But it sure set a record for cocktail parties and dinners, with a couple of whing- dings every night. The Democrats used to be known as the party of spend and. spend and spend. In this year's battle of ;he parties, Republicans are outspending their rivals ten to one. They're showing how the Grand Old Party got .that name. They're advertising what GOP prosperity means. They're putting on more dog and eating higher on the sur^ plus hog. The climax came at the end of :he first week with the GOP Chowder and Marching Club's party celebrating Vice President Richard Nixon's 43rd birthday. It came on the same night that Democratci Hostess Perle Mesta ;ave her first big dinner in her new Washington home. And Perle's )arty got second billing as news. Nixon had helped found the Chowder and Marching Club as a reshman in the 80th Congress. They never march and they never eat chowder. But they broke out fancy ' clambake chefs' hats and aprons. There are 16 of the original members still around. Their party lor Dick could have been a trial bal- oon launching his candidacy for something or other, just in case. The Cabinet, White House staff, 250 GOP congressmen and as many political correspondents were invited. Clare Soothe Luce was there and she kissed GOP Chairman Len Hall and Joe Martin, at least. But what really distinguished this bean-bag tossing was one of the biggest and best buffets ever seen. None of your cold fish bait on soggy toast tidbits! A dozen different kinds of roast meats, as many cheeses ,as many salads and spreads, big slices of bread, all in he-man proportions. Beer, hard stuff and coffee 'flowed without limits according to taste. There was a four-story set-back architecture cake and candles. It was a real bender. The opening week had started off reasonably enough With the Women's National Press Club annual dinner for all congressmen on the day they got back to town. This was strictly bipartisan. The next night the foreign diplomatic colony gave a couple of parties. They just wanted to show they were still in this society business on a kind of competing, reverse lend-lease. Burma's new six-foot-two Ambassador Win gave his first reception for around 400 * to celebrate his country's eighth anniversary.of independence. Brazil's President-Elect Juscelino Kubitschek was also in town for mid-week. There was a party going on for him almost every place you looked. But Washington's indefatigable free-loaders like Sen. Theodore Francis Green, who is pushing 90, touched all bases, asked for more and when did the fun really begin? It wasn't long in coming. Thursday — traditional maid's night out — gave folks a chance to catch up on their diets and sleep, except for more Kubitschek affairs. But Friday there were a couple of dillies. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Miller threw their annual party in honor of Speaker of the House Sam Rayburn, who was 74. It was another quiet Texas whing-ding for only a hundred. While this was going on the Re publicans gave a party for 1600. GOP Finante Chairman Clifford Folger and wife picked up the tab for three bars, three buffet tables and two orchestras. One Republican aide confessed they tried to hold the guest list to 1000, but it got out of hand on D-Day. This is only a sample of what's coming. The GOP $100-a-plate dinners set for Jan. 20 all over the country are to be the most lavish political fund-raising dinners ever thrown. There isn't any use moaning about this year's White House social season being canceled because of President Eisenhower's heart attack. If that was piled on top of the present schedule, from now to next November, people just wouldn't be able to take it. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service A considerable number of diseases, bo'h common and unusual — and serious and not so serious, are now known to be caused by viruses. A virus is a living organism too iiiall to be seen under the ordinary microscope, varying in size and its lower to cause disease. In addition to the diseases known o be caused by a virus, threre are o be caused by a virus, there are n which the particular virus renumber of disorders which are ponsibie has not yet been definite- y identified. Among the known viral diseases re such varied human disorders s influenza, polio, measles, warts, old sores, infectious and serum epatitls, chicken pox, shingles, cat- cratch disease, psittacosis (par- ot fever), smallpox, rabies, (hy- rophobla) and in all probability ome of the "common colds." This s by no means a complete list but erves to give an idea of the prob- ems faced by research workers in ttempting to control diseases aused by .viruses. Smallpox was oubtless the best known and most tudied of viral diseases until re- ently. A terrific killer of the past, ils disease has been brought under ontrol by means oi 1 vaccination ;hich brings about a reasonably isting Immunity. Treatment, even with modern rugs and methods, is relatively useless once smallpox has dovcl ied. It is still a hazard because ' the unvncclnateri members of ociety; In 1950 a single American ospltal in Korea reported 21 cases ith 8 deaths. Although polio Is a widespread sease it is one in which only a mall proportion of victims are kely to acquire damage to the ervous system. It has been polnt- d out recently that even If a thou- ancf Individual.'! within a cofnmun- y are Infected for the first time Ith polio, only 5 or 6 are likely develop paralysis. For Mils frlRhlcnv.t disease Ihere also no satisfactory specific •aUnent one* partlysii hu let in. Consequently, the major effort of investigators — as I think everyone knows — has been directed at developing a vaccine against the polio viruses which would prevent Ulem from reaching the nervous system and causing paralysis. The same emphasis at developing a preventative vaccine has been aimed at rabies and several of the other viral diseases. Efforts to produce a vaccine against influenza and some varieties of "colds" have been extensive and , some research workers are confident that success is not far off if not already attained. Each Of the other viral diseases, what is known about them and what can be done to prevent or treat them, could well stand separate discussions. However, withj the possible exception of a sub-' stance derived from the blood known as gamma globulin and one or more of the antibiotics, treat-! ment, other than general care of the person afflicted with a viral disease, leaves much to be desired.' Avoidance of exposure to someone harboring a transmissible virus infection is one step which has recognized value. It is notable, however, that more progress has been made In understanding how viral diseases attack Ihe body and in attempts to pre- pore a vaccine which will aid the body's resistance against'invasion, than in the treatment of established infections. Much has been accomplished but It Is equally I rue that much work on viruses and the diseases they cause remains to be done. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bad Trump Break Hurts By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service In many handi the correct technique is to draw two rounds ol' trumps and then go about your business in the side suits. This is especially true when you can play the side suits in such a way as to keep the opponents out of the lead. It is not necessarily true, as today's hand shows, when you musl let the opponents in. South won the openrng diamond lead with the ace and made the: mistake of drawing two rounds of trumps with the ace and king. He then led a club towards the dum- Erskuie Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screens: Hollywood's censorship Production Code appears headed for some drastic changes, insuring even more adult movies in the future, since release of the film, "The Man With the Qolden Arm." The picture was denied a seal of approval by the Producers Association under the industry censorship code barring stories about dope addiction. Then, from two important directions, came word that "The Man" wasn't such'a nasty, naughty movie after all, and the Production Code lost a great deal of prestige and power. First blow to the Code over banning ot tae him was a "B" rating instead of a C (condemned) tag from the Catholic Legion of Decency. The second was, word from the nations top theater circuits that none of them would refuse to play the picture despite its lack of an Industry seal. In the past, top theater circuits refused to play films denied Code approval and the Legion of Decency usually condemned them. Independent producers have been yelling for some time now that the 1932 fil mcensorship code is outdated. Now there's good evidence that the Legion of Decency and theater owners agree with them her engraved: "I'll love you always." . . . Hollywood can't be too mad about "The Big Knife," which put movietown on the barbecue pit. Three studios reportedly are bidding for Norman Mailer's 'Deer Park," which roasts the film colony to pure charcoal. It's 42 years of movie-making for C. B. DeMille. He filmed "The quaw Man" in 1913 with a crank, handle camera in a barn at Vine St. and Selrna Avenue in Hollywood. The picture was the first feature film to be made In movie- town and earned $255,000. Its cost: $15,450. Eddie Fisher blew the whistle on RKO's title of his proposed film, "Every Mother Should Be Married." His TV sponsor also objected. Jack Lemmonn has his fingers crossed for a change of pace from comedy. His name is penciled In for "Double Jeopardy," about reporter who tracks down the real killer when p. chorus girl la accused of murder. The Wltnet: George dobel kidding about his NBC-TV contract: "There's one clause that forbids me to read any other clauses" . . Cartoon subject whimsy ' from MGM: "Canine Mutiny" and 'Blackboard Jumble." Not in the Script: Alfred Hitchcock, who directs movies and tele- films these days: "If Hind that TV interferes with picturemaklng, I will drop television. TV just can't match the scope of pictures." Jimmy Stewart Is the nation's No. 1 money-making star in a poll of theater exhibitors conducted by the Motion Picture Herald, an In- tve been set even more. The correct line of play is to leave the trumps alone at the beginning. South should win the first diamond with trje ace and return a club immediately. After the ace of clubs has been knocked out, South can recapture the lead and can then draw two' rounds of trumps with the ace and king. He then in position to get to the dummy and run the long clubs, without worrying about the de- 'enders. West can get the two rump tricks and the ace of clubs, but no more. A good rule to follow in hands ol this sort is to establish a long side suit early. If the trumps break badly, the side suit will protect you. If the trumps break well, you are in no danger. dustry trade paper. Others in the lop 10: Grace Kelly, John Wayne, Wil- Ham Holden, Gary Cooper, Marlon Brando, Martin and Lewis, Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson and Clark Gable. All "old faces," It might ho noted, despite Hollywood's current cry for new ones. Selected Shorts: Bud Abbott and Lou Costello are headed for France in the spring to film 39 half-hour comedies for TV titled, "Abbott and Costello In Paris." . . . The booming telefil mindustry has given Hollywood a new record in the use of raw film—more film per month now than an entire year's prndnntlnn Ml frfHK ago. The an nua! product adds up to 2dO fe«- ture movies and 3000 video subjects . . . Jeffrey Hayden. the TV director hubby of Eva Marie Saint, wasn't taking too many chances when he signed for movies Th» fine print of his MGM contract says that if the studio doesn't give him the "right" picture to direct within a year, he can call off the whole deal. In BlftheYille 75 Years Ago W. M. Scruggs is spending today in Memphis, on business. Walter Rosenthal has gone to St. Louis to do spring marketing for the New York Store. Miss' Louis Leggett spent th« weekend in Jonesboro as guests of Miss Rosalie Kreager. Henry Hoyt of Leachville, »*eking license to practise Law, was admitted to the bar by the Supremo Court Monday. LITTLE LIZ A lot of people could toke o greot weight off their minds sinv ply by discording'their holes. EAST GERMANY Is a sovereign state according to n prominent Russian. And It is perfectly true the way he pronounces it. What he said was that East Germany Is a sufferln' state!—Klngsport (Tenn.) Times. "EXPERTS have been unable to Identify a fish n feet long and weighing 660 pounds, caught off Ostla, Italy." — Press report. It seems they should know It's ths fish that got away from an estimated 186,482,197 fishermen. — Jackson (Miss.) State Times. AN UNMASKED white man, described as having a large cherry- tipped nose, robbed a Charlotte ABS liquor store. Surprisingly, he carried away money only.—Asheville (N. C.) Citizen. "DID THEY applaud your, speech, dear?", asked the fond wife as her husband returned from an evening's address. "Terrible!" he moaned. "It sounded like a caterpillar in sneakers romping across a Persian" rug." — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. AN OLD-TIMER is the one who can remember when all members of the family had breakfast at the same time. — Gree_nsboro (Ga.) Herald-Journal. •• r President's Wife Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 55 Mimicker 1 Wife of 9th 56 Make lace U.S. president. 57 Female horse EVERY MAN hai his choice. He onn piny poker with the boys three nights a week or be married. — Greenville (8. C.) Piedmont. THERE HAVE BEEN great Interpreters of the Cnmllle role, but none quite so dramatic as the 4- year • o!(1 RlH • child, recovering from n tonslllectomy. — Florida Timu-UnJoo, WEST AQJ65 » Q1087 + A32 NORTH 21 A 10942 V A73 + KQJ106 EAST . A8 V J 1094 « KJ94 + 9754 SOUTH (D) A AK73 VKQ65 » A 532 South 1 A 2V 4 A Pass * B Both sides vul. West North East Pass ' 2 4 Pass Pass k Pass F Opening lead- ' 2 4 3 A Pass 4» 7 Pass Pass • Symmes Harrison 5 T-— husband had the shortest term 8 She had six sons and daughters 12 Gaseous element 13 British money of account 14 Preposition DOWN 1 Against 2 Requirement 3 Yule song 4 Toughens, as steel 5 Elevate 6 Bitter vetch 7 Rodent my, hoping to establish that suit so that he could get rid of. his losing diamonds. West naturally itepped right up with the ace of clubs In order to draw all of the trumps with the queen and Jack of spades. West then switched back ,td diamonds, and the defenders took three diamond tricks, sotting South three Irlcks. Sou'.h was lucky to be down only three, since If tho diamonds, hid not broken evenly h« would 12 and 20 16 Devotee 17 Tidy 18 Loafers 20 Turkish title 21 River islel 22 Be sick 23 Greek gravestone 26 Asserts 30 Scottish caps 31 Poker stake 32 Hops'kiln 33 Boundary (comb, form) 34 Singing group 35 Decrease 36 Certifies 38 Measure of capacity 39 Short-napped fabric 40 Sesame 41 Lance 44 Soften la temper 48 Strays 49 Pastry 51 Notion 52 Flower 53 ARC 54 First man 25 Exude 26 Blackbirds 27 Ruminant 8 Closing scene 28 Domestic slave 9 Individuals 29 One who (suffix) 31 Crafts 34 Russian ruler 35 Her husband was 10 Western state 11 Soldier list 19 Narrow inlet 20 Heap 22 Singing voice 23 Greek portico 24 Small pastry Henry Harrison 37 Expungef 38 Falsehood 40 Play part of host • 41 Wheys of mil) 42 Support 43 Gaelic 45 Icelandic saga 46 Approach 47 Domesticate 43 Fondle 50 War god 30 10

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