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PAGE FOU» BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 23,1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THK COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. RAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Soli Nation*! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphli. Entered u second class matter at the post- office at BIythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con(KM, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any •uburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. .By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, S6.50 per year, $3.50 for six months, S2.00 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, J12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS Let the elders thit rale well b* r orthy of double honour, especially they who labour In the word and doctrine.—I Timothy 5:17. # # # But in- his duty prompt at every call. He watch'd and wept, he pray'd and felt for all. —Goldsmith BARBS This Is the day of bargains, when women buy ihmgv they really don't need but can't afford to pas« up. * * * Moths can't swim but we'll bet a lot of them are in the bathing suits that folks packed away for the winter. * * * People are a lot more likely to take your advic* If you wait for them to ask for It Untold wealth can get you Into a lot of trouble If It's untold on your income tax report. The man who knows the most Is the one who's •nart enough to let the other fellow do the talk- tec. A jockey Injured at a *outhern race track will Koorer, probably a lot quicker than those who bet on hb bon*. Grass-Roots Financing One of t h • standard complaints against the American electorate is that not enough eligible voters take the trouble to go to the polls or otherwise show interest in our elections. Figures can be marshaled easily to ' document the stay-at-home complaint. But recently a public opinion poll turned up evidence indicating that at least in the matter of helping to finance political campaigns, Americans are ready to take a larger part than they do. The Gallup poll found that about 15 million U.S. families would be willing to kick in perhaps $75 million, or about ?5 each, to the two major political parties. Some observers have suggested that if there is this much basic willingness, then possibly 20 million out of a total of 48 million families might contribute as much as 100 million dollars. This is very good news. In the general election of 1954, only 2.7 million families contributed some sort of financial assis- tace to the campaign. Of course the far greater sum Americans suggest they might contribute would have to be collected with a great deal of party effort. Door-to-door canvassing might well be required to draw in much of it. But the high cost of campaigning in the television era should stir party leaders' interest in so large a potential source of funds. There is more to the matter than that. The alternative to wide popular participation in campaign financing is • increased dependence on well-heeled business and other donors who more often than not expect favors in return for their aid. • The big donor system has operated in America for a long time, with rather questionable results. Now that TV and other changes are pushing presidential campaigns toward the 100-millibn-dollar level, the system seems of even more doubtful value. For parties and candidates to be so heavily obligated to favor-seeking donors can hardly be said to promote the public interest. Some might be skeptical on the ability of party men to collect on voters' promises to contribute. But the British have h»d considerable success with a broad popular appeal for funds since 1946, and U.S. charitable agencies have likewise found that thorough planning in the fteld r>«y« off. .For th« good of the country, in the llfht of triii changed needs of present- day eampaiiminjr, the effort should be i by our major partle*. VIEWS OF OTHERS No headquarters The Impression has gotten out, of late, that Mound Bayou, the all-negro town In Bolivar County, is the seat of much of the race agitation that goes on in Mississippi. In case you don't know about Mound Bayou, it Is a town where no white man lives. The Negroes there have voluntarily segregated themselves. They have their own government, including mayor and commissioners. Farmers, real estate men, professional men, business men and women, too, live there. All are Negroes. It Is an exceeding prosperous community. We have never heard it was an evil community. A singuglar lack of crime news comes out of Mound Bayou. Because they are there, in their own town, apart from other people of other races, there are individuals and organizations that take It for granted that Mount Bayou is full of crack pots, pinks 'Wait a While—I Think I Have It!" So It seems that some town leaders have gotten disturbed at the Impression that has grown abroad that they furnish a ready audience for rabble rousers, and are making it Known that hereafter they will cull the speakers who come to lecture them, and will act in the public interest, as they see it, to keep their community from being taken for "a ride".—Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Tax Bites Man Two irreperessible officials of the Internal Revenue Service set out to jolt their Washington friends this year with what they considered to be a "frightening" Christmas card. Each was inscribed: "A Simplified Tax Return". Atop the traditional holiday greetings was this terse verse: How much did you make? How much did you spend? Waddya got left? Mall it in! Piffle. Truth is scarier than fiction. Internal Revenue's real tax forms unsimplified variety- operate under a sterner philosophy. "\Vaddya got left" is not enough. You mail that In plus everything else you can beg, borrow or steal—hopeful that not a red cent will fall into the hands of those miserable poets.—Charlotte (N.C.) News. Gas and Mora Is "The most interesting thing in the Western Hemisphere of Wonderland," said Alice to the Mad Hatter, "is the charming British signs at the petrol booths." "No child," said the Hatter. "Those_are not British at all, but American, and in this place they are called filling stations, and petrol is •known as gasoline." "How strange,' Alice said. "But why are they written Just so — like 26 and nine pence?" "Why, they mean 26 and nine-tenths of a cent per gallon, child." "And why, pray, would they make the '26' so terribly, terribly large, and write the 'nine' in such a tiny way that One can scarce see it?" "Well, it is a custom of the country," said the Hatter. "A curious one. I believe this is not a very moral country." "Whatever leads you to say such an ug;ly thing of our kind hosts?" "Well, it's plainly true. If petrol is 26 cents, why don't they say so? And if it's 27 cents, couldn't they just say as much, rather than hiding the odd cent in the little tenths? It's dishonesty and an outrage." "But everyone in America understands. Every soul who drives a motor knows the figure Is hidden." "Then it is all the more hideous," said Alice. "The petrol people are deceiving the motor car people, and all of them know it well. This Is a whole country trying to persuade itself that it is paying 26 for 27 cent petrol. I believe otherwise, and they would conclude they could not afford It. Why on earth cannot they be candid?" "Child, you must not babble nonsense. Can you not see that we are now in- an advanced part of the world where Business comes before Candor?" "I beg your pardon,", said Alice, much abashed. "You must remember that one-tenth of my questions are quite beyond my control." — Greensboro (N. C.) Daily News. A Few Hot Licks The nationalist fervor of three Cypriot schoolboys may have been cooled a bit by the strokes with birch rods which were given to them by a special court as punishment for taking part in an anti-British demonstration calling for union of Cyrus and Greece. The punishment may seem archaic by modern standards, but a few hot licks in the proper place can sometimes be effective. The indignity of the punishment is not conducive to the delusions of martyrdom cherished by nationalist rebels who make prison terms their badges of honor. Birch rods and hickory switches might be equally effective in punishing our own juvenile delinquents. Instead of treating them like the "big men" they believe their lawlessness makes them, it might be better to treat them as children and give them a child's punishment. — Florida Times-Union. iO THEY SAY After reading Democratic criticism (of Ike's State of the Union message) ... we can only conclude that nobody likes the program but the people—Leonard Hall, Republican national chairman. * * * Whenever I don't feel up to muff, I do two things. Swallow one teaipoon of whisky and rub my face, arms and body with alcohol. You'd be surprised how that pept you up. — Mr». Bmma Rlchter, of Lynn, M».«., on her 102nd birthday. * * # You cannot obollsh God. — patriarch Alexius, primula of the Russian Orthodox Church, telU t MJnntapolU mloliter vliltinf MOMOW, Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent wood and Grapevine: There wei no hearts broken in the bust-up i Janice Rule and Parley Grange who pulled a surprise when the announced their engagement. Pal on both sides claim that they wer never seriously heading for th altar and that sweet publicity ga- off an unmistakable fragran from the very beginning of "love" match. th Margaret O'Brien's mom cladys, who still sits on the eide lines-when-hei Uauijlitel li In front of the camera, thoroughl approves of law student, John Robertson. He's Margaret's firs serious romance. Eddie Fisher Had the last laug on the big studio executive wh blew his top when Eddie refused t test for a film contract. The sam biggie Is now after Eddie's slgna ture on a contract without a tes of any kind. You can smoke it ii your pipe that Debbie Reynolds who knows her way around and 1 canny lass on film deals, i advising her hubby every ste along the way. June Allyson wasn't, one bi disturbed when Joan Blondell wa added to the cast of "The Oppo site Sex." She's been friendly with Joan, who preceded her as Mrs 3ick Powell, for a long time am s very fond of Joan's two children by Dick. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Ike's Federal School Aid Plan Seems to Fit Situation Better By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The 1956 model Eisenhower Ald-to-Edu cation program comes a lot closer to meeting the demands o f the states and pressure groups that have been insisting there must be more federal help for the public school system. National Education Assn., principal lobby of school teachers and officials, says that if Congress will enact the main provisions of the new Eisenhower program It will be as much as can be expected. In brief, the President now proposes a five-year plan costing two billion dollars of federal money. When this Is matched by state and local funds, it means a four-blllion- dollar outlay for 470,000 new classrooms. By 1961, It la hoped this will lick the shortage. School construction will then be turned back to state and local responsibility. This will satisfy organizations like the U.S. Chamber of Commerce which insists that there must be no federal government interference with public schools. The new program differs from the old in one principal point. The federal grant-in-ald program has been increased from 67 million dollars a year for three years to 250 million .dollars a year for five years. Last year, the grants were to be restricted by a lot of (ricky con- ditions. This year the conditions have been removed and the grants will be handled separately. Within a short time the U.S. Office of Education will have tables prepared showing what each state will be eligible to receive under the new program. The formula for distribution Is based on the per capita expenditures for public schools and the per capita Income in each state. Poorer states having the greatest need for more school facilities will thus get more aid than the richer states, but every state will get some aid. The tables may at first Bhow ;hat eight or 10 states are being penalized on the amount of aid ihey can receive. But these states can get off this list by simply spending more of their own money on public education. One theme emphasized in the new program Is to give states and local school districts more financial incentives to solve their own problems. To find out what the facts are in each state, the new program Includes a 20-mllllon- dollar fund to finance local studies on public school needs and to make )lans to meet -them. When Marion B. Polsom took over his Job as Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare ast August, he found that next to )0lio vaccine the Aid-to-Educatlon program was the largest stacked on his desk. A program had been prepared but nothing had bee done about it. Elaborate surveys had bee made on school finances and short ages they turned up disputed th statistics. Instead of making another sur vey, Folsom calmly admitted I was impossible to determine th exact number of additional class rooms needed. Then In thre months he shaped • up a program to deal with the problem broadly This revised program Is being sent to Congress without the benefit of final reports. from the lat White House Conference on Educa lion. Folsom asked the conferenci officials for their analyses by thi end of the year. When the; couldn't produce, he went aheat anyway with only their deliber ations and preliminary recommen. dations as guides. In a way this Is a- sharp commentary on the futility 2000-delegate conferences, even when well organized and precedec by 48 state conferences strung oui over a year. In planning for a second conference to consider the problems oi higher education, all this complicated monkey business will be avoided. President Eisenhower will name a smaller conference of 25 or 30 college and university educators. These experts will take a quick look at what's needed and make their recommendations in a couple of months Instead of 'iddllng around forever. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service Few diseases today are receiv ing the Intense, study being 'give to rheumatoid arthritis. This disease is responsible lor an enormous amount of suffering and econom ics loss. It is undoubtedly the mos serious variety of joint diseas (exclusive of rheumatic fever). Rheumatoid arthritis involve at first, the delicate lining aroun, the Joints called the synovial mem brane. This membrane become inflamed and thickened ancf fluid accumulates Inside the joint cav ity. Generally, the swelling Is sligh at the beginning and the pain and stiffness is not too severe. A recently announced diagnostic test for rheumatoid arthritis ma; prove a boo in enabling early di agnosis and hence earlier treatment. The wrists, the ankles, the middle joints of the fingers and the knees are the joints where rheumatoid arthritis is most likely to strike first. Unlike rheumatic fever, once a joint has become Involved with swelling the symptoms are unlikely to disappear entirely from that Joint for some time Eventually,-If the Inflammation oi the synovial membrane does nol subside the cartilage between the joints may be destroyed and result In an Immovable Joint, but this Is only a late singe of the disease and frequently is missed entirely. What can be done for this great crlppler? A good many treatments are available now. And research, including that supported by the Arthritt» and Rheumatism Foun datlon, may be expected to result In greater knowledge of Ihe causes and prevention as well as the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. The proper balance between rest and exercise Is considered Important. Simple remedies to rellev* the discomfort, providing they are not habit forming, arc widely' used —the most popular Is undoubtedly aspirin. Many sufferers, from rheumatoid • rthrltls hnve n tendency to anemia M that they may ntad iroa preparations or even blood transfusions. Generally, the diet is merely designed to supply sufficient nutrient material including vitamins but most doctors work- lng| in the field do not believe that diet has any specific effects on the disease. Among other measures of trea ment are physical therapy, Incluc ing heat, massage, and special ex ercises. Preparations containin Bold given by Injection have been widely used for patients with rheu rnatoid' arthritis. Considerabli progress in developing suitable golc preparations and dosage schedule; have been made in the last few years so that there are not many toxic reactions to gold prep aratipns as there used to be. Cer tainly some seem to have benefited greatly from this method of trea. ment. Although most readers are fa miliar with use of cortisone anc ACTH"ln rheumatoid arthritis, 1- should be emphasized again thai while these substances often bring sudden and dramatic relief from symptoms the good results are oo often of short duration and the'se preparations, therefore, have no mswered all the questions on the treatment. One of the best summaries ol he present situation with regard ,o treatment was made riot long ago by Dr. Freyberg: "Many dlf- 'erent kinds of treatments have jeen tried.-Many have been found o be completely valueless and lave been discarded: some have been valuable and their use,has it-en continued. • New forma of rralnvent are appearing: constantly and their values ire being tested and defined." Besides learning more effective reatmenta, wa need to know more ibout cause ind prevention. ESKIMOS, who recently began mying Income tnx, have th« «d- unUge of the long winter nights n which to nuke out their returns. — Laurtl (UlM,) L*l(i*r-Clll. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Villain Kept Out of Lead By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The key maneuver in today's hand is known as an "rvoidance" play. The Idea Is to keep the dangerous hand out of the lead. When West opened the seven of spades, East put up the ten, and South won with the queen. It was now clear that South was In no danger if he lost the lead to West, since another spade lead from West could do no harm. The con tract would-be defeated, however If the property settlement with Miriam Nelson doesn't drag ou oo long, putting the damper on ove. Gene Nelson and Piper .aurie will definitely tie the knot There are religious obstacles to overcome, too, but Gene and Piper are heartened by the success of the Debbie-Fisher merger. Mary Murphy Hopped to Paris during; the filming of her British picture, "With All My Heart," and bought pretties for her trousseau She becomes Mrs. Dale Robertson the day after his divorce in May, Dale Evans Is at work on her third book, another Inspiratlona tome . . . Sheree North asked for too much to guest on Jimmy Durante's TV show, so Celeste Holm was roped to replace her . . . Jack Webb and Dorothj Towne, happy again, are looking over the European travel folders. Although He's Up to scratch with Dncle Sam on back taxes, Mario Lanza still has his earnings In 1955 to worry about. And that's a major headache for Mario, whose wages were nothing to sneeze at during the past year. The Wltnet: Cynic about a rough talking Hollywood movie doll: "Even her pearls are uncultured.' Dan Dailey, fit as a fiddle again, took off the neck brace . Yvonne de Carlo wants her groom, stuntman Robert Morgan, to give up the hazardous work. . That Broadway play Ginger Rogers and Jacques Bergerac were 'set to do is of fnow that dummy's king. He next returned i low diamond from dummy and 'et this ride as a finesse through S&st. West was able to win this trick with the ten of diamonds but could do no further damage to the he could cash the ace of diamonds contract. When South regained the lead clubs, and take the rest of the enter dummy with the queen of diamonds to make his contract with an overtrlck. There would be a very different story to tell If South developed diamonds in the "normal" way taking-the ace of diamonds and then finessing dummy's jack. East would win with the queen of diamonds and return a cpede, where- ipon West would take four spade ricks to set the contract two tricks. handsome Jacques is inches away from a big movie break. It's hard to believe but Terry Moore Is talking about permanent retirement from the acting game If an when the right Mr. Right comes along . . . Jane Wyman, rarely without a romantic alliance in the past, keeps turning down dates. She's taken herself out of circulation as mysteriously ai Barbara Stanwyck. Selected Shorts: It won't surprise any of the British news snoopen if starlet Sabrlna Sykes follows Steve Cochrafl^from London to- Hollywood. They were as Inseparable as fish and chips during his stay there . . . Leslie Caron met a handsome Frenchman who made her heart go pitter-patter during her European jaunt . . . Line of actors who wanted to be Esther Williams' leading man In "The Gentle Web" formed to the right, but Esther picked George Nader . Guy Madison and his Shetlah expect their second child in July. Both hope it will. be a boy this time . . . Dewey Martin and Peggy Lee are altar-bound, but when la the question'. In Blytheville IS Years Ago A general meeting of the Woman's Council of the First Christian Church has been called Monday afternoon at the home of Mrs. E. M. Terry In order that membera might sew and knit for the Red Cross. , The Ark-Mo Power Company will pay Insurance premiums for dependents of all employees drafted for military service, President JanmM Hill Jr. announced today. Bill Morse has gone to Littli Rock to attend the band clinic lor " Region 7. While there he will be t guest of his brother, Byron Mont, and Mrs. Morse. urns LIZ Crime doesn't poy n.ow tbp.t. there ore so many TV give-away programs that make looting legal. r/mber Doodle* LANSING WO—With a downward rend evident In grouse population n Michigan, more and more hunt- are bagging the long-beaked woodcock as a consolation prize on n otherwise luckless day. The woodcock, also known a* ft imber doodle, is a relatively small ird weighing from four to 10 unce«. It It «till plentiful In Mlch- gan. HERBERT HOOVER, govern- lent reorganizer, would .empower he President to appoint an, admta- Iratlvc vice-president to carry ,rt of the presidential load. With 'o vice-presidents, the - nation Juld still have fewer than a mall-town bank. — New Orleans tates. GRANDMA: "What are you cry- ng for, Pa?" Grandpa: "It's this ook I'm reading.-Forever Amer," Grandma: "But, Pa, that iu't a sad book." Grandpa: "It is hen you're my age." — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. Making Music Answer to Today'* Puzzle IVIj| NORTH 13 462 V83 4KJ9876 + KQ2 WEST EAST 4AJ»74 41083 VKJ105 V976 • 10 3 » Q 4 2 485 +J1094 SOUTH (D) 4KQS VAQ41 • AS *A753 . North-South vul.. South Weil North tut 1* 14 2* Pass 2 NT. Pass 34 Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 7 f East gained the lead, since, a spade from this direction would allow West to set the contract with he rest of th« spade suit. South law that the bulk of the ricks for his contract would have 0 coma from dummy's long diamond suit. He saw also that the ult had to be developed In luch 1 wny us to keep East out of the cad. The problem was solved In » very Iralghtforwni'd manner. At Ihe econrt trick South led * club to 1 ACROSS 1 Singing voice 5 Foundation ' 9 Violin's partner 12 Seed vessel 13 Electrical units (ab.) 14 Era 15 Color (two words) 17 Permit —~* 18 Time marking' 0 M , 0 ] d ^8 device 19 Phonograph accessories 21 Amphibian reptile 23 "Sweet 24 President —--.. ..«.. v. Eisenhower's 24 Roman date nickname • 27 Employs 29 English baby ' carriage 32 Stop 34 Spite 36 Dinner course 37 Happenings 38 Painful 39 Operatic part 41 Donkey 42 Insect 44 Arm bon* 48 Vokinlc 49 Donates 93 Canine 54 Former example . !« Sheltered side U7 "The of Coprl" 88 Feminine* . lufflx ,59 Worm 60 Violin container ,61 Condemn DOWN 1 Musical group 2 Operatic solo 3 Muddy deposit 4 Wintry precipitation 5 Line on staff 6 honorable 7 Graf 8 Hirelings 9 Dramatic 25 Gambling dancer game 26 Alienates '11 Dampens 28 Odor 16 Bird 30 Opera 20 With an equal divisions number of 31 Disorder 43 Subject 45 Assisted 46 Unoccupied 47 Departs 48 Major ol Minor beats to the 33 "Good Night, 51 Within measure " (prefix) 22 Fall flower 35 Revenge 52St«lk 40 Thrushes 55 English letter

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