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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, October 17, 1955
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BLTTHKYILLl (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, OCTOBER IT, 1958 THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, DetroK, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, 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 weefc. By mail within a radius of 50 miles. S6.50 per year $3 50 for six months. $2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. ^ MEDITATIONS For Adam was first formed then Eve.—I. Timothy 2:13 * * » Divination seems heightened and raised to its highest power in woman.—Alcott. BARBS Americans east close to two million crackers a year. That's a lot of crumbs for Mom to brush out of beds. * * * The importance of an election doesn't register with the people who forget lo register themselves. * * * An Ohio mother of two children will gradual* from college in one more year and then stay home and learn a lot more. * # * It's strange how dirty dollar bills can jet when you consider how quickly they slip through your fingers. * * * What you think are your biggest troubles are the ones other people Just can't see. Foot In Mouth Howard Pyle, one of President Eisenhower's assistants, dropped a remark the other day that he ought to have been sorry for the moment he uttered it. What the former Republican governor of Arizona said was this: "You can't build a strong army out of deserters from the opposition." By army, of course, he meant political party, and since he was obviously speaking as a Republican, "deserters" meant Democrats who jump the fence. Unless what Pyle said was badly ripped out of context as reported by tHe~ newspapers, then his statement advises Republicans not to try to entice Democrats onto their registration rolls. Presumably if Pyle were a Democrat, he would offer the same advice in reverse. This seems rather odd counsel or any party seeking to expand. One would think voters could be drawn from a bottomless reservoir. Where can a party get new recruits? 1. Brand-new voters just come of age. 2. Newly naturalied citien who never .lave been allowed to vote before. 3. Stay-at-homes who for one reason or another have never troubled to vote, yet whose views are presumed to be known. •). Floaters who finally settle down and register after bouncing around so frequently they seldom, if ever, qualify as legal residents under voting laws. 5. Members of the opposite party. The crop of young new voters is always a fairly limited segment, even with our rising population. The floaters and naturalized citizens are relatively negligible factors. The late Senator Tafl of Ohio put great store by the stay-at-homes. He was convinced Republican victory could be built on getting them to the polls, but it never worked out that way. The numbers which could be stirred to action were too often disappointingly small. The realy big pools to draw from are the registered lists of active voters in the two major parties. By their occasional or systematic shifts of allegiance, millions affect the balloting results in this country. One would imagine their permanent shift would be greatly desired by both the parties. To close the door on them is to contend that Republicans (or Democrats) are born, not made. It is to argue that affiliation can be gained only by original membership, not by transfer. A forceful, dynamic party should welcome all comers. It it lias to fear the "corrupting" influence of "deserters' 1 from the opposition, then that is a definition of its own weakness. The Republicans hardly owe Pyle a vote of thanks for suggesting that they operate like an exclusive club. No club ever won a presidential election. VIEWS OF OTHERS Short But Hot The 1958 campaign, which President Eisenhower's illness indicates will be one of the most hotly contested national elections in American history, also will be one of the shortest. Political observers are in general agreement that, it i£ unlikely President Eisenhower will be * candidate for reelection. But the Republicans are going right ahead with their "short campaign" plans which hnri originally been based on the feeling that Eisenhower would be the candidate and would not need a long campaign. The President's name is well and widely known; his policies are before the country as a result of his having put them in practice during his term of office. It was felt by GOP political strategists, therefore, that all President Eisenhower would need to gain re-election by a good margin was a short margin was a short campaign to translate the already strong Ike sentiment into votes in November. With Ike probably out of the picture as a candidate, the Republicans are facing prospects of selecting another standard bearer, who would ordinarily be expected to carry on a longer campaign. But GOP National Chairman Leonard Hall yesterday signed the contract setting the Republican National Convention definitely for San Francisco beginning next Aug. 20. In 1952 the Republicans held their nominating covention early enough to permit a campaign twice as long as will be possible this year. But Chairman Hall feels the day of long campaings is past. "In my opinion there will never be another early convention," he declared. "With the media we have today, it's going to be tough to sustain a campaing for six or seven weeks." With mass communication facilities greater than avar before and rapid travel to all parts of the country possible, a candidate can get his message over in a much shorter time. The problem will be to bring the campaign to its peak at the proper time—election day. The 1956 election could well be the noltest campaign in more than 20 years. The Democrats are warming to the fight since the President may not be running. Instead of selecting a canidate to lose to Eisenhower, they will be picking a man to make a fight which could bring them victory. The Republicans will begin making plans, as soon as President Eisenhower's recovery permits, to select a candidate they hope will continue their brief tenure in the White House. Both candidates will have their work cut out for them.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. A Boy's Tribute One of the finest tributes ever paid a probation officer was made recently in the form of a letter from a 12-year-old boy to the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger about the late William Thomas Fennell, former president of the Florida State University student body, who died recently in an automobile accident. The tribute came from a boy who, " .with- the wrong" crowd and ended in the custody of Pennell, a juvenile probation officer. Here is the letter: "Dear Mr. Editor. If you can will you please put this in your paper. I never had a chance to tell Mr. Bill Pennell how a lot of us boys felt about him, boys like me who don't have a dad. But maybe it will make his wife, mother and dad feel a little bit better. "For I, among other boys in Columbus, have lost our best friend. I didn't look on him as an officer of the law. but as a pal, some one I could go to for help' and advices. As I say, like lots of other boys, I was with the wrong crowd. "Thanks to him, Mr. Will Pennell, for lie talked to me, gave good advice and.when I needed him or when things got just a little tough I went to him and there was always a smile and good friendly advice. Why he had to go I don't understand. I guess Jesus Just needed another good Angel. So He took him up thene. So I will do my best to be the kind of boy and citizen he wanted me to be. And somewhere up there I know he is watching. So to you, Mrs. Pennell, in your deepest sorrow, my sincerest sympathy." A check by Ledger reporters revealed that other boys had expressed their admiration for Pennell. Judges had been stopped on the street by youngsters wanting to show their sorrow. Other youthful offenders had talked personally with Pennefl's wife. Such a tribute goes even deeper. It lays bare positive proof that attitudes and personalities can be put to work in solving juvenile delinquency problems. — Tallahassee Democrat. SO THEY SAY There ain't gonna be no war so long as total war means and Is known to mean the total destruction of both sides, however great and powerful, Involving perhaps the destruction of all —Harold MacMillinn, British foreign secretary. * * * I have been turned into a personality. That is whnt TV does to you. I am now recognized by my candy store man when I go in to buy a newspaper.—Poet-wit Ogden Nash. * * * If Arthur Godfrey wants to let go of a p»rform- er. he's big, I'll use the pert 01 ™ 1 '- The ""'^ test is the entertainment value of the performer —I'd be delighted to have Godfrey on my show.— Ed Sulllvnn. * * * They (visitors) will kill me yet. I Tattl (his villa) and I seem to be part of the Cook's tour. I must put a slop to It.—90-year-old Bernard Bere- n.son, famed art historian and connoisseur. * * * It is important for the American people U> realize that the present "sweetness »nd light" U »n instrument of Russian foreign policy and mlKht be turned off like a water faucet at any time the Kremlin leaders decide to change tactic*.—Rep. Joe Holt (R-Cnllf.) who was detained at lunpolnl while vLsllinj Moncow. Adrift Peter Edson's Washington Column- Dulles and Eisenhower Make Perfect Teammates in Diplomacy WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The i eye on basic international goals • mother-hens the whole staff for fact that the first official act of the; and the means of achieving them, j the duration of the trip. President on his sickbed had to be As a foreign policy making team! He carries a penknife at al. the initialing of orders for State Ike and Dulles complement each Department Foreign Service offi- other nicely. Ike has supplied the times and when in a deep, reflective mood whittles on anything cer's nolnts up the unique, quasi-1 ideals, vision and prestige, while that's handy. Pencils are his fa legal position John Poster Dulles| Dulles has furnished the know-how, vorite objects to carve up suffers as Secretary of State. \ of International machinery and the He is a man .of great physica. It was obviously a matter Dulles] operating techniques. should be empowered to do, if not someone lower in the State De-l partment. i But the legal power to do it is vested solely in the President. And: The man whom the world sees as the face of America's policies Is big and lumbering, with sharp facial features. His mouth is slightly crooked and his lower lip juts out like Churchill's. When he says ,, it y,' t^iUUl IIK.C Vjiiuiumii s. vvutrii iic Jtivo s .° b » *«» I™: 1 ?:_•*""' ?' ± J certain words his face has a slight the Secretary of State performs in: the name of the President while running America's relations with ! foreign countries. 1 Tliis is I operations | months of Ike's convalescence. The rest of the Cabinet can go on mak- twitch. His mannerisms are in sharp contrast to those of the President energy, which he replenishes b> frequent cat naps. Then there's the out-of-doors side to Dulles. He's an inveterate swimmer, insisting when possible tha each refueling stop of his plane be near some water so he can take a quick plunge. At his Duck Island hideaway in Canada he makes his own flap jacks and smothers them with ni£ Dulles wears a solemn and slightly j pi e syrup—whlcii lie also makes significant to Dulles'| Dore( j \ 00 ^ A big, winning, boyish hiinserr. In fact, he docs all of his during the conimg sm ii e j s no t his face. A OW n chores at the island, including carefully consi-iered, half-cocked mopping the floors, Mrs. Dulle, grin is his only recognition of a reports. ing decisions, signing agreements and running their offices about as before. But any time there is the slightest suspicion that Dulles is not acting with the full -support and knowledge of the President his actions can be challenged at home or abroad and his work will be temporarily halted. Fortunately, this isn't likely to happen in practice. Dulles has already established himself as the unquestioned .spokesman for Ike's foreign policy intentions. They obviously see eye to Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD A tough task-master but one who gets results. Uncle Millie was making a quick off-stage wardrobe change while Esther read her lines. She was letter perfect in them, then wailed for Berle to answer his on-siage one. But instead, he yelled from the wings, "Read em once more. Esther." To the howls of cast, crew and orchestra, Esther nipped: "He tells ME to read the lines again because HE'S not ready." Will Hays, one-time movie czar and 1935 father of the film industry's censorship code, moralizes on censorship problems in his just published "The Memoirs of Will H. Hayes." They are words to remember. "Is there an honest man or woman alive," he asks, "who has failed to experience the endless problem of self-discipline? The motion pic- lure industry has had the same experience—and always will. At least it has acknowledged the fact, defined the difficulties and drawn up a clear set of moral principles to guide it with a seal as the reward, and a fine as penalty. "Tliis it has done of its own free will, supported by the interest of the public. Is that a bad record?" Suggested Hollywood party Invitation: "Admit bearer and one wife." This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: The director yells for "quiet.'' His assistant yells for "quiet." The assistant's assistant yells for "quiet." The script clerk, the prop man. the sound man and the boom man yell for "quiet." The only noisy thing about movie set is the word "quiet." Robert Boyle, Universal-International film studio art director, about the use of color in color movies in a speech before the National Home Fashion League: "Film makers and audiences manage to ruff a club. To prevent him from doing so, you must draw West's trumps before you do anything else- Can you afford to draw four rounds of trumps? Yes. You expect to win at least five spade tricks director who said: "We're paying for color. Paint It red!" Sloppy Off-Screen appearances of some of today's movie queens are on the barbecue spit ngflln with Marguerite Piazza pouring the hot sauce. Says Marguerite, the ex-Met star now warbling on TV and IB night clubs: "This 'slrl next door' au natural hit in the surest way of loslnf male fans. Slacks »nd nluejeam belong: on men—not on women." Bob Hope spends his time b»- tween scenes practicing golf, swinging a driver at an imaginary ball. One day while indulging in this bit of whimsy he splintered the club on the cement floor and at the same time lost his balance and twisted his ankle. Helped to his dressing room. Bob deadpanned: "This is the toughest course I've ever played." There will be no book about Hollywood from Allan Dwan. Mov- ietown's veteran of veterans. He'* starting his 47th year as a director and RKO's "Slightly Scarlet" is hLs 1876th picture. "Everybody's writing: z book except me," says Allan. "Let 'em think I'm just a newcomer from «. New York art theater. U's better that way. Otherwise they mi?ht get wise to how lonj I've been around and try to stop me from directing." A movie stunt man, required to dive into a swimming pool for a. night scene, complained to the director about the cold water. "Don't worry." said the director. "Just dive in gradually." Kids Still Kids, Expert Claims SPRINGFIELD. Mass, tfl — Guidance has changed more in 40 years than children, says Francis S. Warner. "In fact, kids basically have hardly changed at all." . Warner says, and he should know — retiring after 40 years as school Janitor and custodian. The most valuable thing teachers and five clubs no matter what else! can do in guidance, Warner says, happens. Therefore you take the ten of spades, followed by three more top spades, thus drawing all of West's trumps. This leaves you with one trump still in your hand. Now you run the rest of the clubs, discarding: two diamonds from your hand. This permits you to avoid the loss of a diamond trick. You now knock out the ace is to manage the two or three mean kids found in every group "so the other children will influence the mean ones instead of vice joke or humorous situation. And every indication is that It's inevitable that Dulles should | Dulles' do-it-yourself habits on his exude the suavity of a trained! island will be exercised during the diplomat. While still in college in' coming months of handling foreign 1907 he attended the Second HnQiiej affairs while Ike is recovering. In Conference as secretary to his: all that has been said about how orandiather John W. Foster, a! Adams has taken over control of delegate and former U. S. Secre- '• f. = While House operation, nothing tary of State. i has been hinted that he has moved Persons who work closely with i into Dulles' territory. i of hearts and claim 12 tricks. The principle of this very simple hand is that you draw trumps to safeguard your long side suit. Your object is to prevent the opponents from winning any ruffing tricks. Dulles insist that the picture of him as a shrewd, calculating, cold diplomat is overdrawn. They know him as the man who takes off his TlKtt will continue to be a matter strictly between the President and his Secretary of State, with only the decisions of the top policy- shoes as soon as he gets on the! muting National Security Council plane for some foreign meeting and | possibly interfering. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Accidental poisoning around the home has become a mutter of increasing concern to physicians and others during recent years. For one thing, this chemical age has multiplied the number of potentially poisonous substances which are marketed for a variety of reasons: cleaning fluids, furniture polishes, weed killers, insect and rat poisons, and many others. During the latest year on which space. In the latter classification be- j Draw Trump to Protect Suit By OSWALD JACOB*' Written for NE AServicc Many readers have recently sked the same sort of question in longs carbon tetrachloride or fluids containing it. and there have been deaths and cases of chronic poisoning from this source. The list is too long to discuss each one but I wish that each j different words: "When do you reader would go to the medicine j draw trumps? What sort of reason cabinet and throw away, where .no; do you have for not drawing harm can be done, those poisonous | trumps? How can you tell one kind | ^ ii¥iiiB _ preparations which are not going of hand from the other?" | fiqui'cs'seem to be available nearly] to be used, label the rest "poison"! This question cannot be an-1 and place them out of the reach of: swered in a single article, but: perhaps we can cover it with' • Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Diamond Pass I Spade Pass 2 Clubs Pass ? You, South, hold: AK10985 VJ4 3 +Q2 AAQ6 What do you do 0 A—Bid threp clubs. You cannot bid no-lrump because you have no heart stopper, but you wish to encourage your partner to get to a game. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 4AQ1085 V843 *76Z J.K J What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Ticket Proves Family Tradition MIAMI. Fla. *—Hurrying home to celebrrte his Hth wedding anniversary. Harry Gaher got a ticket for speeding. Gaber told the policeman it \vas his first ticket in 13 years, the other one having been given to him when he was hustling to celebrate his first wedding anniversary. "And a funny thing," Gaber said, looking at his summons. "The officer who stopped me then was named Campbell, too." "Yes." said Patrolman C E. Campbell Jr.. "that was my father." "COULD YOU put ne up for the night?" asked the traveling salesman. "Sure," said the farmer. "I live here alone and you can have your choice of three empty bedrooms." "See here, my good man,"' said the salesman sternly. "Are you sure you and I haven't somehow wandered into the wrong joke?" — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. Animal Fair Answer to Previouj Puzzls 1500 deaths occurred from acciden* tal poisoning by solid or liquid substances. Approximately one third of these children under five small children. Also, it would be desirable to go to the garage and basement and do the same thing there. One can be terribly sorry if something happens— but then it is too late. were in years old.. Quite possibly the list should bet considerably longer since perhaps ^^ not all such deaths arc recognized! ° or traced to the correct cause.! SOMETIMES one suspects that Furthermore, it is estimated that the searcri for the road to world there are more than IM times as! p eace mus t get the same answer many nonfatal poisonings as there tne f armer gave the lost motorist: "Brother, you cant' get there from here!" — Kingsport (Term.) Times. are fatal ones! Particular mention should be made 01' some of the common substances around the home. Many people, for example, do not recognize the fact that aspirin is dangerous, particularly when an overdosage is swallowed by a child. In the first 500 poisoning cases reported to the Chicago Poison Control Program, for example, 84 were the result of aspirin poisoning anji 73 of these from swallowing flavored aspirin. Since the war a number of useful chemical substances against most of the common insects such as mosquitoes, ants, and flies, have been developed and placed on the market. Not nil of these are harmless to human beings. One of these, chlordane, has considerable poisonous possibilities not only when swallowed but when Inlinlcd or even when it comes in contact with the .skin. I have referred, on other occasions, to the hazards from some of the cleaning fluids almost nil of which are poisonous when swallowed, some of w h 1 c h are Inflammable, and some of which are dnn«erous from Inhalation of fumes U they are used in a close ANOTHER of the joys of life today's youth does not know is the pleasure of spending Saturday morning beatiiig rugs on the clothes line with a rattan rug beater. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. THE NUMBER of blasts that will come from auto horns in a traffic jam is equal to the sum of the squares at the wheel. — Carlsbad Current-Argus. Why is o bride always "led to the allor" when everyone knows •ilic's rorin' lono? *»r>« WEST £97.13 V 10852 « A 3 G 4 *7 NORTH lit 10 8 2 V KQ J * A Q J 9 6 EAST South 1* 2* •I A V A63 • QJ 1092 *8542 SOUTH (D) A AKQJ6 V974 «K5 AK103 North-South vul. West North East Pass 2 4 Pass 3 A Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 7 several hands over the next week or two. Let's begin with a "baby" hand. Some plnyers might go wrong with it, but the chances are that all of my readers would play It correctly. You reach the correct contract! of four spades with the South hand, I and West opens the seven of clubs. I How rlo you plan to play the hand? I Your first* step is to count your! possible losers. You count no losers in the black suits, but note that you may lose one heart and two diamonds. You can afTord to lose Iheso three tricks, but you still cannot quite afford to spread your cards out on the table and claim your contract. If you're not careful, West will ACROSS 1 Young horse 5 Greek letter 9 Society (ab.) 12 Operatic solo 13 Hebrew month 14 Australian ostrich 15 Slovenly posture 17 Bird's beak 18 Plant of pea family 1J Chinese religionists 21 Pipe 23 Three (prefix) 24 Night-flying mammal 27 Soft drink 29 Upon 32 Click-beetle 34 Inborn 36 Ridicule 37 Football team 38 Bristle 39 Govern 41 Finish 42 Exist 44 Melon 46 Marches 49 Czech capital 53 Blackbird 34 Present calendar 56 Musical direction 57 Poker stake 58 Unoccupied 59 Metal 60 Repose 61 Observes DOWN 1 American statesman, Lewit 2 Heraldic band 3 Jungle king 4 Jibe 5 Contemptuous .sound 6 Revised 7 Ethiopian lake 8 Slang 9 Sore 10 Leave out 26 Mongolian U Young bears 28 Anoint 16 Brought about 30 Baking 20 Angry chamber in 22 Fruit-harming a stove worm 31 Await 24 Sleeping decision places. 33 Crown 25 Toward-the 35 Syrian city iheltered side 40 Overturns 43 Poet, Guest 45 Fragrant root 46 Gone 47 Opposed 48 Sea eagle 50 Assistant 51 Well 52 Once (Scot.) 55 Obtain 38 7 8 H o

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