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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, HAINE8, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the ppst- ofllce at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blyhevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $6.50 per year $3.50 for six months, S2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS By Whom also we hive access by f»Hh into ihls trace wherein we stand, »nd rejoice in hope of the llory of God.—Roro«n» 5:2. * * * Hope springs eternal In the human breast; Man neveris, but always to be blest—Pope. BARBS Educators say some fairy tales are harmful to children. Don't let them hear dsd when he's explaining why he came in late. * # * The fellow who can r> Ju»t about where h« pleases it the one who plea>ea wherever he tat*. * * * The eaiieit way to get the best of any argument is to keep out of it. * * * The main trouble with the express'™, "How ire you?" li that It leads to lots of folks telling all their trouble.. * * # Some farmers this year had such good com crops they couldn't believe their ears. * # * An Indiana judge «ent a man to jail because he was habitually laiy. We »hudder to think. Harry's Surprise Choice Former President Harry Truman's recent thump on the Democratic presidential choice must be set down as one of the early oddities of the campaign sea- eon. It will be recalled that in 1952, when Mr. Truman was taking himself out, he was lavish in his praise of Adlai Stevenson, who became the party nominee that year And there are many Truman comments on the record in the intervening years which suggest his support of Stevenson had not diminished. Now comes this surprise. The former president did not simply say that Harriman would make a good candidate "too". The way his remarks were phrased they amounted to giving the governor top priority in his book. At the same time, they constituted a very left-handed compliment to Stevenson. Mr. Truman said if he were a citizen of New York state "I know who I'd be for"— meaning Harriman. Asked whether he'd say the same if he were a citizen of Illinois, Stevenson's baliwick, Mr. Truman said Illinois has "three or four men." He added that the question was easier to answer in New York than in Illinois. A little analysis shows that statement to be a real dodge. Illinois's only top Democrat other than Stevenson is Sen. Paul Douglas, an old Truman adversary. So what's it all about? A columnist says Mr. Truman has told close friends that while he still likes Adlai he fears his 1952 defeat at the hands of President Eisenhower might put the hex on him for 1956. He is said to feel Harriman would make the strongest hid. The only evidence we have on what rank-and-file Democratic voters think of all this is a Gallup poll that is less than a month old. It showed that Democrats overwhelmingly preferred Stevenson as their 1956 choice. The figures were quite striking—55 per cent for Stevenson, just 6 per cent for Harriman. Indeed, Harriman did not even rate second. Senator Kefauver of Tennessee took that spot with 16 per cent. Now, we all know Mr. Truman has been contemptuous of public-opinion polls ever since he foiled them in his surprise win of 19-18. But one could allow for a pretty stout margin of error before the gap between 55 and 6 would be closed. All the signs we have suggest Stevenson, not Harriman, is the Democrats' favorite today, and that onetime Illinois governor also would have the best chance of beating any Republican outside of President Eisenhower himself. Mr. Truman's choice of Harriman therefore is intiuitive snd personal. It must be slightly confusing to »t least a few other Democratic party leaden, Great Ribbon of Commerce With the opening of the 241-mile Ohio Turnpike, the development of a great super-road from New York to Chicago moves a big stride closer to fulfillment. The Ohio highway ties in directly with the 360-mile Pennsylvania Turnpike, which presently is a scant six or seven miles from a link with the New Jersey Turnpike, leading northeastward some 60 miles to New York City. Final additions to the 825-mile route are due next year. According to present schedules, the easternmost 50 miles of the Indiana Turnpike, joining with the Ohio road, will be opened next June 30. By Sept. 15 another 75 miles should be ready, and by Nov. 15 the whole 158 miles to the Chicago line will be in use. The link between the Pennsylvania and New Jersey pikes involves a bridge across the Delaware River. The connecting stretch should be ready by next April or May. Thus next year promises great gains in long-distance motoring convenience. More important, it holds the prospect of far greater driving safety. VIEWS OF OTHERS Record of Inconsistency We have never thought that Tommy Manville was too much a credit to the American scene, to put ft as midly as possible. But in getting himself married—and unmarried —some nine times we did think that at least Manville knew what he wanted—wives, and lots of them. Mrs. Manville, the ninth, however has shattered our last Illusions about Manville. When she obtained her divorce, and * $400,000 settlement, earlier this week she told the judge among other things that Tommy used "rather vile language", continually talked to other women, and "told me that h« didn't want to be married." The last part of that sentence we think should go up in bright lights u some sort of record for inconsistency. Here is a man who has been wed nin« times, but who tells his lastest wife he is the type that doesn't like married bliss. We think the judge was entirely right in free- Ing Mrs. Manville from the wealthy playboy, even on the sometimes flimsy mental cruelty ground* used in Nevada, The rnoet recent ex-Mrs. Manville also has reason to crow about the $400,000 settlement, largest ever paid to a Manville wife. She lived with Tommy only eight months, and receives for that portion of her life $50,000 a month, and something like $1,666.67 a day. It's a case like this that must make the people of other nations look askance at America's divorce laws. As for Manville, he wins the "inconsistency" prize hands down. With a record like this, and yet calling himself a man who doesn't want to b« married", he needs a psychiatrist, bad.—High Point (N. C.) Enterprise, Parents Should 'Know' Schools We hear a lot of talk these days about our public schools, the teaching methods employed, the things they teach that they shouldn't and the things they don't teach that they should. It would be Interesting to know how many parents of school age children have any flrst-ha.nd Information about the schools their children attend. How many have ever actually been inside the schoolrooms where their youngsters spend ao much of their time five days a week? How many have ever met the teachers to whom «o much of their children's early training \A delegated? Parent-Teacher Assns. make an earnest effort to bridge the gap between the home and the schoolroom, to keep parents In touch with school affairs. And they are doing a fine job. But it might also prove helpful and enlightening for all parents to visit the "second home" of their children. Every parent has a stake in the schools where his children are trained and educated. As a stockholder In tills great enterprise he might well make an occasional personal check of its functioning—Houston (Tex.) Chronicle, SO THEY SAY I presume the next text will be to bury the soldier alive and keep a time watch to ascertain how long it will be before he ceasea to breathe.—Rep. Usher L. Burdlck (R-ND) terms military servicej survival schools "cruel and Inhuman." * * * He (President Eisenhower) will be drafted (de- ipite Ills heart attack), and he'll be elected for a second term.—Harvey Taylor, 79, (R), prealdent Pennyslvanla State Senate. * # * What « dangerous political dtructure this UJI. system is. The whole future of the world may now well substantially depend on the health of one man (President Elsenhower).—CaMandra, London Daily Mirror author. ¥ * * No vice prorident Is ever properly prepared to take over the presidency, because of the nature of our executive office . . . The vice pretldent ret mains an outsider no mutter how friendly the two may be.—Harry Truman In his "Memoirs." firepower. He always had greater firepower thin * * * . It teemi that the Iron Curtain U a one-way valve with (medical i information alwayi coming In but none coming out. —Dr. Qloacchlno Falila. prolewor ol radiology, Columbia Univerilty. Getting a Little Shopworn NEA Service, Inc. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Ike Made Good Choice in Picking Sherman Adams to Head His Staff WASHINGTON — (NEA)— When President Eisenhower decided to select a man to run the White House staff he knew exactly what qualities were needed for the job. Ike learned about being a good chief of staff from General MacArthur when they, were together in fie Philippines from 1935 to 1340. Ike knew his staff chief must understand top-level politics but. when necessary, be able to play petty politics. He must be diplomatic and curt at the proper times. He must be an Intelligent, tireless worker. He must be sensitive enough to understand the boss' | philosophy and moods, yet have! a tough enough hide to withstand personal criticism, because no one loves a chief of staff. Above all he must be so obviously loyal that the boss never has to fenr for a moment that his best interests aren't being served. During the difficult months of his campaign Ike recognized all of these qualities in Sherman Adams, the -lean, frosty efficient governor of New Hampshire, who quickly established himself as the key staff man of the Eisenhower entourage. Since Adams has been Ike's presidential assistant he has completf- 1 ly Justified the President's early opinion of him. And the smooth, efficient way Adams has taken over in Denver since Ike's attack is further proof of his value in the job. Not in recent history has a President created such a job as White House chief of staff lor .the handling, sorting and direction of the Chief Executive's chores. It's a military management device which has shown its advantages in the present crisis. As was inevitable in his unique job Adams has made enemies in the Republican party and has been the target of Democratic criticism. His foes claim he made himself a kind of White House dictator before Ike's attack and that there is ;: danger in the tremendous power ' he now wields. But no one has ever charged Adams.with disloyalty to the President. And therein lies Adams' basic claim to his present great authority. The cool, deft handling of the whole, explosive McCarthy affair by Ike was in large part based on help and advice from Adams. Yet when it was felt necessary to slap down Harry P. Cain, a member of the Subversive Activities Control Board, for his criticism of Uncle Sam's security program. Adams did it promptly and in blistering terms. Most of the reports on Adams reature his cold, curt handling of people generally. And he's obviously not the fun-loving, jovial type who enjoys meeting people. But he has done an adroit, diplomatic job of keeping harmony among members of the White House Staff, assigning jobs and keeping the work flowing smoothly. This has required working close ly with such individualistic, out standing personalities as movie actor Robert Montgomery, who has coached Ike's TV performances former Senator from Nebraska Fred Seaton and harassed press secretary Jim Hagerty. With a personal distaste for some of the sordid details of politics such as handing out patronage Ike has turned almost all of this tradi tionally important function of the Presidency over to Adams. In the handling of it Adams has huri plenty of feelings. But insiders say he has done a good, diplomatic job nevertheless It turned out that there __weren'l nearly as many political plums to pass out as the GOP expected before the election. Adams has been most ruthless and undiplomatic in brushing 01 those congressmen, politicians anc others whom he h-s not felt were o: immediate, significant importance to the President. But in doing this. Adams has unselfishly cut his own throat politically, as far as any ambitions he might have had in this way for the future. A further demonstration of unselfish devotion !s his heavy work schedule. He has always been the first to arrive in the morning anc the last to leave. Working weekends is standard routine for him. Sunday School Lesson— Written (DC NBA SCTTUC By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. I think It was Oscar Wilde who have been finding put. The Bible, vlth its emphasis on the old paths quipped that the thing to do with (Jeremiah 6:16), and its many ref- temptation is to yield to it. | erences to the right paths, Is still The cynical remark was proba- tne best S ulde - bly never Intended for anything but ] When we think of the temptations a quip, but it had a sinister nndiof Jesus we ought to realize that tragic meaning, when one consici- < much of our emphasis upon tempers the terrible tragedy that befell | tations is wrong and misplaced, that brilliant man. I like to think i Our emphasis is mainly upon temptations to physical evil, to transgression of the Commandments. But the temptations of Jesus were not toward sins of the flesh, social downfall, the depths of which < or to do material acts of wrong, he himself described In "De Pro-! They were temptations of the spirit fundls," the book that he wrote in j — the kind so prevalent which we mostly ignore, or do not regard as temptations at all. ' The temptations of Jesus were to the false use of power, to worldly of men and women in life and literature as they are, and were, at their best: not in failure and downfall. Oscar Wilde had a moral and prison. Gaol" 'The Ballad of Readtai composed later. I like to think of Oscar Wilde m what he Wrote in the depths of his —- • . , suffering about Jesus as among Hie ambition, to vanity, to be a magic- poets - an interpretation of the lan - <"Command that these stones life ol Christ very different [ rom i be made bread ). that of the theologians and church- Are not these the very tempta- men. but full of Insight, and per- lions to which strong men have ceiving in his own sufferings what .succumbed? Worldly_ ambition, lust conventional readers of the Gospels' ° f P° wer "" d ltsu false u "' Y* nlty and self-will — these are the things that have brought sorrow, suffering • JACOBY OH BRIDGE Clue in Bidding Leads to Slam By OSWALD JACOBY Written for N T E AService Today's'haml was played In the European Team Championships, held in July in Amsterdam. The bidding was high. wide, and handsome, with play to match. West would have sacrificed at six spades, going down only 100. except that he hoped to make have missed. "De Profundis" is what its title and destruction upon mankind. implies, a book written out of the ] "3^ Jesus res i ste d all such temp- depths. It is a book to set one tation He Cilme not to destroy but thinking, and I commend it, par- 1 1 ave and to glve H is life a ran- ticularly its unusual, but penetra- '°. , ' many live, conception of Christ. I son y ' _ ' the their falls and failings that cannot! be ignored. It was not a weak man. but. a man of amazing strength of will j and character, who feared that even he might be a castaway, if tip did not discipline himself against \ temptation (I Corinthians 9:27i. ' I began the above with the quip about temptation, that the thing to do Is lo yield to it. Because ox- pressed or Implied, that Is a very common part of the philosophy and practice of today. "Do what you will." Is a common attitude. "Trust your instincts" "Beware of Inhibitions and restraints" — these are the popular maxims, enforced often by professed guides who associate frustrations and restraints with nervous disabilities and troubles of mlnrl nntl soul. How wrong It til la many people CHICAGO doctor says treatment to those who test his theory?—Fort Myers (Fla.) News- Press. WEST A QJ9743 ¥K9 »K742 + 5 South 2¥ 4 » Pass Pass NORTH 14 A A3 ¥JT642 4> 33 + Q864 EAST A K 10 8 2 ¥ 10 » 1065 *J9732 SOUTH (D) A6 ¥ AQ853 » AQJ9 AAK10 North-South vul. West North East 3¥ 5¥ 6¥ 2A 4 A Pass Pass 3 A .''A Pass Opening lead—A Q It's pretty serious for o man to act like a fool, but it's much worsr when h« isn't acting. •»» tricks with both of ihe red kings against, six hearts. As it turned out. however, the failure to sacri- fk<! was a clue to declarer's correct play. West opened the queen of spades, and declarer won in dummy with the ace. It seemed clear that West. had been bidding on a queen-high spade suit. This fact, together with West's failure to sacrifice at six spades, persuaded declarer that West had both of the red kings. With this thought in mind South ruffed dummy's'second spade andj led the ace of trumps. There was, after all. ,a fair chance that the king of hearts would drop on the nee. When nothing startling happened on the ace of hearts, South con- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hollywood and Grapevine: Mario Lan- zn's six-figure salary check for "Serenade" will make him even with all his creditors, including Uncle Sam's taxmen. . . . Rosemary Clooney and Paramount are calling it a day. . . . Jeff Donnell's medics have ordered her out of town to ease the mental anguish over the separation from Aldo Ray There's little chance, she says, of a reconciliation. It's cheers for Lana Turner on [he set of "The Rains of Ranchi- pur." Hasn't missed a day of work despite severe headaches lingering on afte. that concussion . . . Esther Williams' role of a comedienne on Milton Berle's first Hollywood TV show was a bigger surprise thar her appearance in a black wig NBC wants her back for more clowning—and splashing in a bigger pool—for her own spectacular Oh, no! A fan magazine'! alrcadj polling the movletown younger se on the question: "Will Debbie Dl vorce Eddie?" Hollywood kiddle to his mama: "The teacher sent me home for playing jacks." Mama: "For playing jacks?" Kiddle: "Yeah, jacks or better. THE SIZE OF the role — not the fact she'd be playing the mother of three teen-agers—was Claudette Colbert's reason for bowing out as Jack Benny's wife In a forthcoming TV version of "Time Out for Ginger" on CBS. Jack, by the way, Seta uranium fever in one of his telefilm! this fall, explaining: "I acquired > lot of experience In thii iort of thing during the gold rush days." Errol Flynn's old movis hit. "Footsteps In the Dark," is due for a remake at Warner Bros. Gig Young may star in the suspense thriller. . . . After watching William Wyler sweat it out during filming of "The Desperate Hours,' 1 Humphrey Bogart renewed his pledge never to become a director. "Acting." says Bogie, "is .such a nice cozy racket. Why spoil it?" PARAMOUNT CHANGED operat ic warbler Oreste Klrkop's name to just "Oreste" for his movie debut in "The Vagabond King" but he's not Mr. Happiness about it. The star and the studio battled for a year over the name change and he just told me: "I still prefer both names but Paramount's the boss." The Wltnet: John Wayne saw this sign in a Navy club nemr San Jnued with the ace and king ol clubs. West discorded a spade, and South abandoned clubs in order to lead a second round of trumps. Now West was on play with no safe way to get out. If he led spade. South would ruff while dummy discarded the losing diamond. If West instead led a diamond, South would get a free finesse. Either way South was sure to make his slam contract. (J—The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Diamond Pass 1 Spade Paw 2 Clubt Pass 7 You,' South, hold: AK1098;- ¥843 4>A4I 47 1 What do you do? A—Bid two diamonds TW« bid .how. no additional •trenfth. You are merely tbowtni » preference tor 70» putntrt «nt auit. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the tame it In the question just answered. You, South, hold: AKI0985 ¥J43 *AQ* AQ« What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Francisco during- filming of "Blood Alley": "Please do not ttand when Uie room Is In motion." NOT IN TUB SCRIPT: Tom Ewcll, about his rise to fame in the stage and movie versions of "The Seven Year Itch" after beating his hands raw on the doors of Hollywood's casting offices: "1 was lucky to be in the rlfhl place >t the right time. Without lines and situations, without th« right opportunity, an actor can't jet anywhere. Musicians can play, painters can paint and writer* call write alone. But an actor needs the cooperation of a lot of people." This is Hollywood. Mrs. Jonea: Director Norman Taurog'a finding it difficult to cast a bull with an aversion to Jerry Lewis for the next Martin i Lewis comedy, "Where Men Are Men." Hia e»planation: "I'm looicmg tor one that fit* Jerry's personality." It's 36 years of marriage for th« Otto Krugers. . . . Howard Keel'i asking MGM for time off this winter for a concert tour. . . . Richard (Medic) Boone and his wife Insist there's no truth to the separation ttlk. They just returned with th« kiddies from a week's vacation. . . . Tunesmith Don (The Yellow Rose of Texas) George's latest !• an out-of-thts-World jazz number— "When the Saints. Come Martian In." 75 Ago in Blytheyilli Blythevllle's Chicks eked out fc victory over Pine BlufI last night 14-13. The desperate Zebra* gav« the title seeking Chicks a real battle. Arkansas Governor Carl Bailey left his Little Rock office today t* come to Blytheville for th« National Cotton Picking Contest. Mrs. A. O. Little and Mrr J. A. Leech left today for New York City where they plan to spend two weeks. Mr. and Mrs. George Cross and Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Terry attended services Sunday morning at Central Christian Church in Memphis of which the Rev. J. J. Walker is pastor. New Peaches Introduced SOUTH HAVEN, Mich. I*—Sun- haven and Richhaven — tw.o new varieties of peaches developed by Stanley Johnston at the South Haven Agricultural Experiment St&- tlon — were introduced thl« year. Both originated from crossing of the Redhaven and SH-&0. Both varieties are bright red and gold, averaging 2>/, to 2',i inches in diameter. The Sunhaven ripena 10 days earlier than the Redhaven. currently the first Michigan peach of commercial importance. Johnston says the Sunhaven tends to be clingy until it i! fully ripened and is intended only for fresh market channels. The Rich- haven is a dual purpose peach, rated excellent in commercial canning tests. A tough, thick skin pro- :ects it well in shipping. Trees are large, vigorous and self-fertile. Some of them weathered a freeze of Novembr, 1950, which, killed off about half southwest Michigan's peach trees. for Fathtrt Only HOUSTON, Tex. IM — Hermann Hospital has a contest to nam« the father's waiting room on th« maternity floor. Some of the entries: Heir Point. Stork Club, Pappy's Paternity Pacing Parlor. Pa- 3a-teria. Rainbow Hues Answer to Previoui Puiil* ACROSS I Shade of brown 4 Baby girl's color 8 Baby boy's color 12 Brov/n October —13 Bewildered 14 Light red 15 Varnish ingredient 16 Slimmer 18 Built 20 Piping 21 Prosecute 22 Burden 24 Greatest 26 Profound 27 Chart 30 Each 32 Staid 34 Petty tyrant 35 Newspaper executive 36 Furtive 37 Rotate ,19 Retained 40 Facts 41 Indian weight 42 Brief 45 Act is chairman 49 Properly holding 51 Help 52 Sad cry 53 Dancing girl 54 Limb 55 Seas (Fr.) 56 Chinese city 57 Pispcn DOWN I Story 3 Win»-«haped 3 Requirement 4 Adhesive 5 The — of Capri 6 Sewing implement 7 Western state (ab.) 8 Produce 9 Learning 10 Employed ' 11 Weird 25 Jewel of 40 Attire many colors 41 Closed car 17 Hung in loose 26 S'.orage place 42 Pretense 43 Pit 44 Persian poet 48 Branches 47 Food regime 48 Irritable SO Make lace folds 19 More. attractive 23 Sstonlan island 24 Church service 27 Fabrlci 28 Upon 29 Impudent 31 Jewelers' measures 33 Dams 38 Coat parU w m l' 1 r 9 10 in®

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