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PAGE FOUR BLYTTIEVII.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H W. HAINES, Publisher EARRT A. HAINES, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wall»« Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atl«nt», Memphis. entered as second class matter at the post- office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- grew. October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per «eek. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year,.S3.50 for six months, $2.00 (or three monttns: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance MEDITATIONS So shall I have wherewith t« answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.—Psalm 119:48. * * « Build a little fence of trust around today; Ml the space with loving work and therm stay: God will help thee bear what comes of joy or Look not through the sheltering bars upon SOITOW Mar S' 8U "- BARBS More people would amount to something If there were fewer ways to get out of doing things. * * * Telling the hole truth and nothing; but the truth keep* > lot .of tou" scores up where they belong. * * * TV is often why parents who wait up to kiss the kids good night don't get enough sleep. When anybody keeps right on talkinf when y<m want to, he's a bore. * * * Most of the happiness in the world is found by people who are not too doggone particular. Ike's Timetable Since President Eisenhower now has •afely passed the first critical milestone in his illness, we can with the help of his doctors roughly chart out his prospects for the next three developments. The odds for his recovery are at this time very strong. But he is not 100 per cent out of danger. He is still a little too close to the original attack. Every day that passes without incident heightens the probability that he will make it safely. If he does make it, that is not, however, the end of the story. Only time will tell whether his damaged heart will heal entirely, permitting him to resume almost a .normal, active life, or whether he will be handicapped by a heart that will not perform as efficiently as it should. In the latter event the doctors themselves would certainly bar the President from running for a second term and most likely would keep him on a reduced work scheduled for the rest of this term. But if recovery is complete, then decision might lie solely with Mr. Eisenhower and his family. Hints from those around the President at Denver suggest that this decision will be to retire after 1956, as many people concluded from the moment of his attack. It will not necessarily be, though, to take things easy for the remainder of his present term. Mr. Eisenhower's powerful sense of duty will guide him. He may well press to the safe limits his fending heart permits. Already he is resuming considerable of his responsibilities, and presumably he will add more and more work in the United States still has a President. Some people evidently arc drawing unwarranted conclusions from the fact that he will remain in the hospital for foui' or five more weeks before going to his Gettysburg farm, and thereafter may not return to the White House until Jan. 1. The doctors make it plain he could go to Gettysburg sooner if he were willing to be carried from the hospital on a stretcher. But Mr. Eisenhower insists on waiting until he is well enough to walk out. As for returning to Washington, perhaps Jan. 1 has always been the reasonable propect. No one ever said h« could return sooner. Some appears simply to have guessed on their own that this was possible. It is their timetable, not the doctor's, that has been upset. Taken together, the fresh reports on Mr. Eisenhower's condition are most heartening. To the millions of Americans who were so deeply saddened when he was struck down, this news reinforces their hop* that he will live on for • good span of time. And it offers them the further cheerful prospect that he may still serve them as they expected when they chose him overwhelmingly a.i their national lMtd«r. VIEWS OF OTHERS Make It Five? Huh-Uh President Eisenhower's proposal that the present regular college course be extended to five years will not. we suspect, prove universally popular among the college set. We heard a group of Gastonia college-age youthfuls discussing the matter Sunday. It didn't call for much discussion. They were against it. Unanimously. Personally, recalling college with a longing to return to those lazy, easy. days, we would be all lor it. Make it ten. It would have been okay with us. There are. however, quite a few things to be said against it. In the first place, no matter how Ions a student goes to college — regardless of whether or not he takes a straight A.B. or goes on through one of the .specialized professional schools — the sooner he gets down 10 the practical business of getting his teeuh into his chosen field of work. the sooner he is going to get a hold on life and a start toward economic and social stability. Prospects of a five-year college course would undoubtedly keep a lot of potential students out of the halls of higher learning. They would figure that the work they now do in four years would simply be spread out over five in order to give them an easier time. And they would quite likely be largely right. It would just mean a delay of another year in getting their feet on the ground and making a start toward building their own private lives along the lines they have dreamed of. Then, too, there's pappy's pocketbook to think about. Another year in college or university for junior would mean another S2.000 or so that would have to be coughed up by the old man, who, at the end of four years, has usually coughed out just about all the dough he has and then some. Many parents must make real and sometimes painful sacrifices to send their children to college. Another point against a live-year A.B. course is this: Far more students would drop out before graduation than do under the present system. Nope, four years is enough. As the old saying goes, enough of a thing is enough — and sometimes too much. — Gastonia (N. C.) Gazette. Pen Mightier Than Sword? The one quotation that has always rung false to my ear as an insult to common sense states glibly, "The pen is mightier than the sword", because it is perfectly obvious to the student of history that, the very first thing that goes down when men start fighting among themselves is the free press and whatever other means of communication a pen might be applied to. As is usually the case, however, the full quotation is a gem of truth; it is the popular habit of using merely part of it out of context that warps Ihe meaning and turns a humble exposition into lying bombast. For what we popularly accept as being the whole quotation is actually only the second line —and the minor one at that. Its author was Edward George Btilwcr-Lytton iBaron Lytton. 1803-1873>, and what he wrote was this, in "Richelieu": "Beneath the rule of men entirely great The pen is mightier than the sword." Every time you hear that misquoted quotation, "The pen is mightier than the sword." remember that some idle citizen is atempting to saddle responsibility on the press and is forgetting his own individual obligation to make sure that ail of us shall rontniiie to live "Beneath the rule of men entirely groat" —without which there is peace and security for none.—Hope (Ark.) Star Our Embassy in Moscow Because Americans generally are not well informed nbout the conditions of work for their representatives abronci there will be considerable Interest In the report of Rep. Patrick J. Hillings of California that the American Embassy in Moscow "Is like a pig pen." Rep. Hillings spent, ten days in Moscow and noted that United States Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen drove abouLsftown in a battered old automobile with nn American flag flying from a dented fender. The American Embassy Ls only two years old. but, Rep. Hillings says, by American standards this Soviet built structure is in a sad stale of repair. The Ambassador in expected to climb nine flights of stairs to his office when the elevator is out of order, and the implication Is that that is quite frequently. The United States pays nbout one million dollars a year rent for the embassy. One reason for the difficulties of maintaining the building in repair is the unfavorable nile of exi-hanse, four rubles for a dollar, maintained by the. Russians. Rep. Hillings says. He adds that while the Embassy Is one of the worst he has ever seen the personnel staffing is one of the best. This picture of the American Embassy in Moscow is centainly ridiculous and since (lie Russians are noted for the palatial lu'comodfitions they demand in America, It seems there should be something we can do about it.—Grecy Bay (Wts.) press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY Many people would prefer a sick (President) Eisenhower than a well IXMilocrat.—Daniel J. Retailer, president of the National Republican Club. * •¥• * They (the RusMansi are rtoiiiR everything possible to prevent the German forces from coming into being.—Gen. Alfred M. Gruenther. NATO boss. * * .Y. We Dcmncrnta are not writing (iff (Senator) I.yndol Johnson (D. Tex.) r as a presidential can- dicintei. Why should the Republicans write off Mr. Elsenhower?—Sen, Mike Mansfield (D., Mont.) * * ¥ I'm just trying to ascertain what the wishes of Democratic leaders around the country are. once I'm satisfied on that score, I'll hnvc something to «ay. I Just, haven't crossed that, bridge yet. aHevtniati en riming for the presldcncf. Precarious Perch NEA Scrtice, Inc. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Fast Jet Planes Giving Navy Tremendous Cargo of Headaches WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The U.S. Navy is having its troubles keeping up with the jet age. The problem is the longer takeoff and landing distances required by the faster jot aircraft. Even the niiiiit, newly-commissioned carrier, the USS Porrestiil, is too short for some of the fast jet j figiuer.s being developed. j Two major research projects are under way to beat this problem, but the Navy is having trouble with both of them. The areat hope of the Navy has bpfn the much publicized vertical . take-off planes which zoom straight I up and can come straight, down. ' That's one obvious solution. The landing mat consists of a; of the project go, this hasn't h 300-foot row of inflated, rubberized | pened. However, British navy "logs." There is a cp.ble stretched! pilots have been killed in the de- across the approach end of thej velopment stage of the flexdeck. mat about two feet above its sur-| The whole idea would have an fact 1 . I application for the Air Force, too. When the pilot lands, he drops a| Flexdeck strips could easily be set little hook in the back of his plane,! up close to th» battle lines, and comes in low over the mat. and| the fighter and ground-support ------ • -..-•- ... planes cou]d get lnto the air and back very quickly. The obvious bugs include the difficulty of catching the cable with •" • -• •• • - s rolling if gettin if he's lucky, catches the hook on the cable and bounces comfortably to a stop. The cable pays out on a hy me caoie pajs uui on « uj-| [i cu u y O f catching the cabi dr.iulic spool which eases the jolti the ^ao^ if the carrier is of the stop. The inflated deck ab-| 3llghl i y ancl the difficulty of sorbs the shock of the landing, j ,„ _, nes off the deck ln a That's what happens everything" works, Catching; his hook on thi with only two feet to I the planes off the deck in a hurry when; whpn a lot nf them are i anc nng. them aside making his game contract Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD Hot I YWOOD -(NEO— Paramount for "The Ten Com,i "h Yourv There" no feud like mandmcms:" "9 a.m The Burnan old feud - to laugh about. ing Bush." Same call sheet tht Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis} next day. "Burning Bush Can- will continue to clown it up to thf] celled." lime of "Together Again" despite I The Robin Raymond bristled when a catty doll ttald she'd never seen her on the screen. "Honey. I see you every night on TV." Kobin cracked back. "On '.Movie Museum.' " harsh printed cracks that maybe they're overdoing the "Friendship. What a Beautiful Blendship" routine. Leveling about it. Jerry told me: "Criticism doesn't mean a thing io me. Dean and 1 feel the same way about It. We're happy and Ini Not in (he Script: Jessie Hoyc« wonderful frames of mind and) Landis. In her autobiography, "You we're coins to scream about it. | Won't Be So Pretty. But You II "We're not entertaining the crit-| Know More." "Most stage stars ics We're entertaining our fans] are selfish and arrogant. And Im — the buu-her and the baker. They! such a nice person it's ft wonder love it. We got 50.000 letters and: [ ever made it." curds from fans asking us to let Jessie played Grace ^Kelly's ma. them know when we straightened in "To Catch a Thief." out our problems. Well, now we're WILLIAM GARGAN'S footllght '.»uinp: them know." I click in "The Desperate Hours" Title of their next Paramount i has put him back on the movie- film "Where Men Are Men." now: bidding block . . . Jack Carson's will bo "Partners" but Jerry; set to host at least three out of sas's: "We had that title long be-; every four Variety Hours on NBC- fore the legal problem about the i TV ... Agnes Moorhead's es- rigius and the studio just cleared i tranged hubby, Bob Giest. followed them." I her to San Francisco for her direc- JOHN.VIE RAY and S y 1 v i a: uon chores on "Don Juan In Hell." Drew, the British canary to whom pleaded for a reconciliation but he popped the question earlier this. Agnes directed him right out of year, are due for serious confabs, her life again . . . Alan Read is on whether to call off ihe encase-' : h,; e year's advance man for the mcnt or hire a preacher. But thr; Santa" Claus Helpers' Club. He's I'11-Cry-Any-Olri-Time man also has tourine 43 cities in the worthy toys plans to see attractive Italian! for underprivileged children cru- painter, Novella Parigini. in Rome. | sade. They made sparks on his last visit! • to Italy. I A squeamish theater owner in • ! Kansas refilled Audie Murphy's No popcorn will be sold at thei "To Hell and Back" lo "To War Kivoli Theater In New York dur- in? the run of "Oklahoma:" Polish up an Oscar, please, for the year's most outstanding contribution to the screen. 75 /ears Ago In B/ythevi/fc monds would then have defeated "insCjIad to ,,. East fell _jppeti monkeying when the U.S. Navy came up with the vertical take-off planes. Now that the vertical take-ofl idea gives hints of berrmuiiL' turkey, ihe British inmht tro b:._.. . luls ,,„ to the flexdeck. And the U-.S. Navy dle b y a rurj ber band. If " the bouncing- movement were too great the pilot would be shaken to bits. There's another hazard to thej operation which caused the British! deck to keep the plane from bouncing out of control. The plane turkey, ihe British mmht L-O buck ,, cts Mke a ball attached to a pad- ... ships at sea. That is i them on the deck when the ship The cable has to be close to the f is rocking or rolling slightly. .. .. is already in ihe midst of advanced work on it Test' pilots are having an tremely difficult The take-off from The idea involves the use of a plane which has no landing gear Among other things this saves weight and adds to the fuel ca- fliers to call it the "Guillotine. If the pilot should come in too pacity of the plane. The gearless low and the cable should co...«, « v plane Ls launched straight into the over the nose 01 the pane, it would air with a giant steam catupuit rip off the canopy and neatly de- Thjit's pretty convential. The tricKi capitate the pilot time with this, rolling deck is easy. But if the deck is moving up or down or sideways just a few degrees, the landing plane tends to tip over. If the seas are dead calm, it's easy for these verticle planes to land. But with just a little .sea running, it's almost impossible. This idea bad because the whole to use the planes at sea is the landing. As far as the nonsecret records! weather. under any conditions and in any the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN F. JORDAN, M.D. "Our first baby,' 1 writes Mrs. S..< "was born with a cleft palate in the back of it. 6 ; mouth. We have been told that this is hereditary nnd must be on both sides of the family even though generations back. What is your opinion of this and the prospects of the baby being able to talk after an operation?" ; The defect known as cleft palate! cannot be discussed without men-! ttoning harelip which almost always accompanies it. A cleft, palate involves a split in the bone; and soft tissues at the center of. 1 the rooi of the mouth. The failure! of the bone nnd soft tissues to crow: together occurs before birth and is therefore present when the child isj born. I In answer to Airs. S.'s first; question it is my understanding! that it has not been settled yet, whether the cause of harelip or cleft palate Is the result, of some inherited factor or something else,; Possibly It may be due to some! injury during the growth period| before birth; also German measles| in the mother during the first three i months of pregnancy appears to; increase the chances of the appear-! nnce of these and other congenital i defects in an infant. : The presence of a cleft palate, or harelip at birth not only nffecls! the appearance of the child, hut! also Interferes with the production of voice sounds and, therefore, re-, suits in serious speech diffouUies Treatment involves surgery. The first step is to decide what opera-1 lion should be used, nnd nt what! fipe It should be started. There are! some differences of opinion us to the best age. All of the operations are somewhat alike since they involve bringing the aeptirated bones together. Dental work is also needed. When harelip Is present, the'soft tissues overlying the bone Including the Up hnve to be cut carefully mid sewn together In n wny which will bring good function and lenve «s inconspicuous R scar as possible. In answer to Mr*. S.'a second question, a successful operation for cleft palate and harelip can greatly improve the speech as well as the appearance. A boy who has had a successful operation can often completely ignore the past difficulty, since he iias the additional advantage of eventually being able to grow a ustache to cover whatever slight • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Trap Is Sprung, Opponent Caught By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NE AService "What's going on here?" asked East at a certain stage of the play in today's hand. He knew that something peculiar was happening, but he somehow failed to work out and Back." Mario Lanza will jump into another movie quickly after completing "Serenade." Either "Marco Polo" or "Be Mine Tonight" , . . It's a big "No" from William rt's Gene Nelson now. not G. Powell to all movie offers since: David Schine. in Piper Laurie's his comeback click in "Mister; nie . . . Toots Lockwood. the 14- Roberts." Says Bill: "I'm waiting! year-old daughter of British film until another choice role like that; queen Margaret Lockwood. has one comes along." . . . Comedian| mama's consent to embark on a Roscoe Ates' front page caper with 1 movie-acting career in "I Have a that doll who buried a slipper iiv Teen-Aged Daughter." But the his noegin brought only one letter name Toots will have to go. of criticism from TV fans of hisj Los Angeles show, "Western Varieties." "I thought." says Roscoe frankly, "that my TV career was ruined." THIS IS HOLLYWOOD. Mrs Jones: Studio call-sheet eyeblinkerj A weiner roast in the back yard of the Charles Hindman home honored Ann Hindman on her birthday Twelve friends attended the affair for which the traditional Hal- uith this play. i iion$ with horns and other favors South ruffed the next heart and j p resen t e d to the guests drew trumps. He then cheerfully ^^ were p)ayed preceedlng the wciner roast with Roxanne Johnston the winner in the contests. Two local girls. Miss Kathleen Ashley and Miss Marjorie Mays, were honored recently at Central College. Conway, where they are students. Miss Ashley was elected president of first year students and Miss Mays was elected reporter e for the class. Several of the advanced band students and their director, Charles G. Morehead, will go to Kennett tomorrow for the concert of the United States Navy Band. Dickie Crawford, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dixie Crawford, is improving after having been burned recently. PERHAPS states should issue only driver's permits instead of licenses. The word license is taken too literally by some drivers. — Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette . JUDGE: What possible reason can you have lor acquitting this man? Foreman: Insanity, your honor. Judge: All twelve of you? — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Q_The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Diamond Pass I Spade Pass 2 Clubs Pass" ? You, South, hold: *K 10985 VJ43 4AQ2 *Q 6 What do you do? A—Bid three diamonds. With 12 points, you should show a desire to ret to rune- H your partner rui i heart stopper, he can bid the gam* Ui no-trump. H he has spades, you will b* able lo make i came In spades. Otherwise, you may have a minor-suit fame. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 4K 10985 VJ43 4Q! * A Q 6 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow L 30th U.S. President Answer to Previous Puiile scar might remain. The improvement m the treatment of cleft palate and harelip is owed to the ingenuity and persist ence of a great many surgeons. Numerous prominent persons have overcome any difficulties which might remain after the operation to correct these defects. j the obvious answer. ; West opened the singleton jack OUTDOOR cooking has become more popular than ever. The food always tastes better, the man of the house can 'demonstrate his skill without a skillet — and it's a sure way to get the rains to' fall and the winds to blow. — Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. SOME high - powered American .salesmen are going to Russia to spread the American doctrine of "consumerism." Muscovites are aoing to learn the Joy of owning something for nothing down and only one ruble, 95 kopecks a month. — New Orleans States. NORTH (D) 1! AK53 * K 10 » KQ43 4KQ 108 WEST EAST A A 6 48 VQJ632 »A9854 » A 7652 « 10 8 4 J 476543 SOUTH 4QJ109742 «J9 4A9J Both sides vul. North East South West 1 N.T, Pass 4 4 Pass Pass. Pass Opening lead—4 3 LITTLt LIZ Women don't wear many clothes to speak o', but rrwy jure do speak of the ones they do of clubs, and South won with the i ace. South slyly led the jack of spades, as though for » finesse,' but West stepped right up with the ace of spade.1 and returned the queen of hearts. South Quickly played the ten of hearts from dummy instead of putting up the king, and this was when East wondered out loud what was going on. The answer should have been perfectly clear. South couldn't afford to let East get the lend for then a club return would give West * ruffing trick. East should have overtaken with the ace of hearts'even though dummy's king had not been played. A Oft* MMM Mill *M Ht tt tit- ACROSS 1 30th U.S. President, Coolidge 7 He 3 Shakespearean king 4 Vacant Not elsewhere president upon specified (ab.) Harding's 7 Honey maker sudden death g c "g leUP 10 Pewter coins of Thailand 11 Encounter 12 Makes mistake! 20 Symbol for tellurium 21 Smells 13 Interstice 14 Click-beetle 15 Gastropod moliusKs 16 Church fete 17 Swarm 18 Trials 19 Not fresh 23 Verbal contenders 27 Angers 26 Limbs 27 Indolent 28 Horse color 29 Exude iO Weighti ot India 35 Mimic 22 Type of boat 39 Palm lily 23 Medicinal 40 Buries i, „ — -.. quantity 41 Renovate 31 Heavy blow 24 Grafted (her.) 42 Chatters 33 Cu oil" " H " ! ' XiStCd (co "- ) 34 Stalk 35 Part of "be" 16 Den 97 Evenings (port.) It Doctor's clientele 41 Plant exudation 4! Hii wife WM — Ann* Goodhu* Coolidg* M Drank excessively H Assisting M Feast sumptuously MPaddltr M Sphere, of action MScMtm ITMrfcwi Or DOWN I Ready money ilUliu ttvur 13 tumult 44 Hebrew month 45 Quote 47 Type of molding 48 Pulsate 48 High notes in Guide's acal* 50 From himself 52 Grains (ab.) 53 Rodent

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