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PAGE FOUH BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 81, 19S6 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, $6.50 per year, $3.50 for six months, S2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And he thaf-seHTcheth the hearts, kuuweth what Is the mind of the Spirit, because he mak- eth intercession for the saints according to the will of God. — Romans 8:27. H- * * I took i. day to search for God, And found Him not. But as I trod By rocky ledge, through woods untamed, Just where one scarlet lily flamed, I saw His foot print in the sod. — Bliss Carman. BARBS Now must be a food time to buy thermometers. They're always higher in the summer. * * ¥ You aren't likely to regret your past if you use the present to plan your future. * * * Bridge gamos give women something to try to think about while they're talking. * * * A man arrested 22 times In an Illinois town refused to five police his address. As U they didn't know. * * . * During the January sales some things Mom has •ent out on approval don't meet with Dad's. National Guard Is Worth Much to Many Citizens Much like a long-established industry, the National Guard is often a facet of community life which is pretty much taken for granted. Now that the Guard has a drive under way to beef up the local unit, it might not be bad to examine what it does and stands for. In the first place, a full-strength Guard unit means a payroll of $50,000 per year. At present, Company M, located here, has a payroll of about half that amount. In spite of this nice sum, from a taxpayer's viewpoint, the Guard is the most effective and most economical form of military and civil security devised by any country. And it has the advantage o j being on call for local emergencies as well as in instances of national crisis. Essentially then, the Guard is a partially-paid service organization. Its men may look forward to retirement pay and to learning new skills Which may make them more productive. Success of the Guard here lies to some extent in the hands of the persons Who employ Guardsmen. If they are prevented from being present at drills and summer encampments, then the Guard is weakened. In its present recruiting campaign, we wish the Guard every success. A Good Year Ahead The economists reporting to the president on national economy are more fallible than the doctors who must check his personal health. They have no such instruments as the cardiograph and the X-ray machine to help them. So we must always view their findings with a certain reserve. , Nevertheless, there is still ample cause for cheer in Mr. Eisenhower's latest annual Economic Report. His economic advisers, taking full note of slowdowns in home building and auto manufacture, insist that despite these factors business levels will likely push to new highs in 1956. They believe that whatever slack develops In these fields will be taken up elsewhere in the economy. In other words, they see no signs of a general softening up. On the contrary, the report says: "It is reasonable to expect that high levels of prmitiction, employment, and income will be broadly sustained during the coming year, and that underlying ttmdlttotu will remain favorable to fur- ther economic growth." But the advisers don't look for 1956 to show the spectacular gains of 1955. They feel that production in many lines has already pressed close to the full capacity allowable with present plant and labor supply. Until plant expansion further enlarges capacity, there won't be as much room as before for production to advance. This is no cause for alarm. As we have seen again and again, many of the nation's major industries have ambitious expansion programs afoot. In the economists' view, it means mostly that 1956 will see the economy moving ahead in a quieter, less.explosive fashion. One gets the feeling they may consider this is just as well. A good deal of concern was expressed in 1955 over prospects that the boom might get out of hand. Easy credit was the chief source of worry. Today the economists betray some anxiety over the resultant higher private debt, and caution the country to avoid excesses as it goes bounding along. The way to deal with recession or depression, they indicate, is to prevent it ever happening. A policy of restraint by government, by business and by individual Americans is the best assurance that it will not occur. The President's report is a sober, balanced account of our economic condition, calculated neither to alarm nor to spread complacency. Thus it may serve well as a sane guide to the nation in the busy months ahead. Are They Packing Again? Russia is casting covetous eyes on the rich and growing markets of Latin America. The Kremlin is dead serious about its economic warfare, as the Nazis used to be in the late 1930's. This is the major front today in the Cold War. We have to be prepared to counteract a variety of possible Soviet moves into the Latin- American region—some phony but some quite real. . There is even a chance that Moscow may decide to dispatch the Happiness Boys — the Messrs. Bulganin and Khrushchev — on a sweeping tour of Latin America. Their experience in South Asia evidently convinced them •that the road is worth playing this season. In fact, they may well be grooming themselves for the trip right now. Latest dispatches from Russia express some concern over the fact Bulganin hasn't been seen much in public. Maybe he's been sacked. But it's a pretty good bet that he's busy in the Kremlin's Hall of Mirrors—practicing the rhumba and the samba. VIEWS OF OTHERS Modern Midas Everything Midas, legendary king of Phrygia, touched turned to gold until Dionysus lifted the curse from a hungry king. Everywhere Abdullah al Salem al Sabah digs for water in his tiny, but certainly not mythical, sheikdom of Kuwait, he finds nothing but oil. Neither he nor his people can drink it, any more than Midas could eat gold. But Abdullah, ruler over 3,650 square miles, (Delaware has 2,057) and 205,000 persons (Wyoming has 290,529) hasn't implored the gods to lift the "curse" of an estimated oil reserve of 15 billion barrels, one of the world's largest. He has invoked, instead, the magic of modern engineering genius, and the Tigris and Euphrates only chicken feed to Abdullah, will pay him tribute via pipeline — and the $100 million or so their subjugation will cost him is He expects each of those dollars to provide his people with a gallon of water dally from the Shalt al Arab, which is created by the converging of the two rivers just before they flow into the Persian Oulf. And he won't have to fight with his neighbor, Iraq, about it either, for the latter gets its water farther upstream. — Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY The constant introduction of a new auto model every year is ruining the appearance of the cars and spreading crazy ideas to the living room.—Designer Henry Glass tells home furnishers' convention In Chicago. • * * * America Is on the eve of discovering ballistic weapons powerful enough to carry a hydrogen or atomic warhead about 5000 miles in a matter of minutes. — Sen. James Duff (E-Pa), of the Armed Services Committee. * * * There's not an Eisenhower who knows (whether President Eisenhower will run for a second term). — Ear! Elsenhower, brother of the .Chief Executive. * * * The President's (farm) message Is recognition, al last, thnt (he farmer needs hc,lp — at l«««t In an elecHon year. — Adlal Stevenson. 'What's In Collier's?" Sec NJtlES Peter fdson's Washington Column — Department of Defense Must Set the Example in Economy NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The only chance lor a federal tax cut this year Is to carry out the recommendations of ex-President Herbert Hoover's second commission on government reorganzation. That is the conclusion of the Council of 30 State Chambers of Commerce. It is one of the stronger pressure groups constantly agitating for greater government economy. Noting that the Eisenhower administration cut spending by ten billion dollars in its first two years, Eugene F. Rinta, the Council's research director, now points out that federal spending under the new budget will now go up two billion dollars. Half of this increase will go for more national defense. This puts the finger squarely on what Dept. of Defense is doing to carry out Hoover recommendations. Charles A. Coolidge. Boston lawyer, is just winding up his assign ment as special assistant to Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson in charge of Hoover reports. The job is being turned over to Mr. Coolidge's deputy, Floyd S. Bryant of San Francisco, a Standard of California vice president. One of the amazing things about the 19 Hoover reports is that nearly every one of their 314 recommendations apply to some Dept. of Defense activity. The job which Coolidge and Bryant have had is to get the hun- dreds of Defense bureaus and offices to file their views on the recommendations and get them coordinated. Until a few weeks ago, Bureau of the Budget denied Defense the right to express its views on the Hoover recommendations, until they were coordinated with the views of other agencies. This bottleneck has now been removed. Tile score card shows this action so far by Defense: Hoover recommendations fully concurred in 133 Concurred in with minor qualifications 105 Not concurred in, or major qualifications 40 Defense has not yet completed its review on three of the Hoover reports covering food and clothing procurement, business organization in Defense and special personnel problems. These cover 56 more recommendations, with some duplication in overlapping fields. Approval is expected on the food and clothing: procurement report. This will establish central procurement for Army, Navy and Air Force, establish a uniform ration for all three services and the number of men in service instead drawing of supplies based on of on table or organization authorized strength. Major dissents by Defense are to be filed against Hoover recommendations for abolition of post exchanges and commissary stores, reduction of shipping services and •centralization of all legal services, including judge advocates' administration of military justice. No score card has been compiled on the number of Hoover recommendations actually carried out by administrative order within fense. And there is no estimate on what savings in dollars, if any, been made in next year's 42.5 billion dollar military budget by carrying out Hoover recommendations. On the matter of ellmlnt " commercial-type activities of armed services, competing private business, this is the latest count: Over 800 out of an estir 2,000 of these enterprises been reviewed. Of these, 179 have been discontinued, and been approved by Secretary Wilson for continued operation. House Appropriation Committee has approved discontinuance of 52 out of 56 others. The four ordered continued are Boston Navy Yard rope walk and chain factory, Mare Island, Calif, and Norfolk, " paint factories. Thirty-two more establishments are scheduled for discontinuance if approved by Congress and 382 more are being surveyed. This rate of progress is not being taken as any Indication that economies will justify tax cuts time soon. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service despi Epilepsy is primarily a disorder of the brain. It is commonly divided into two main varieties. The less important kind is called petit mal. In which there are episodes of brief loss of consciousness without convulsions. The severe type is called grand mal; in an attack of grand mal there is loss of consciousness with typical convulsions. Before an attack of grand mal there Is usually a peculiar sensa^ tion In some part of the body. This is known as an aura. The exact sensation varies, but an "uneasy feeling" in the stomach area is one of the most common. Those who have epijeptic attacks learn to recognize this aura and to know that an attack is on the way. At the beginning of a major attack the patient may give a loud an epileptic cry. When an attack scream or yell, which is called first begins the head Is usually drawn back or to one side, the jaws are fixed, the hands clenched and the legs extended straight out. This Is quicky followed by muscular contractions, noisy breathing and a brick-red colored face. During all this period from the epileptic cry on, the patient Is unconscious. An attack is indeed a frightening thing for someone to witness who does not know what Is happening. After the attack, however, the patient recovers consciousness without recollection of what has happened. Sometimes attacks come only at night so that It is possible for a person to have been an epileptic for years without knowing it. We have today methods for test- Ing the electrical waves In the brain. Known as elcctrocncephal- ography, these tests have shown that the brain waves of someone with epilepsy are different from those of « Domini person. This patient. I had thought that everyone knew that epilepsy was not a tagious. Tills is one question that can be answered defintely and with confidence: No. Much has been learned about epilepsy in the last few years. The drugs arid management available today have helped many. IT'S AMAZING now many newsboys make their mark when they grow up after missing it so often when delivering papers. — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. TODAY'S curbstone philosopher has plenty of time for deliberation —waiting to cross any street.—St. —St. Louis Globe-Democrat. CQLIiEGE STUDENTS think money Is something to write home about.—Chicago Tribune. TELL almost anyone that he or she has charm, and the chances are there -will be charm.—Forsyth County (Ga.) News. ' LITTLE LIZ The best way for a girl lo keep her complexion ts to hide tr» Jon from her kid sister. ••"• • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bid Placed in Wrong Hand By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Today's hand was played about a year ago In the Life Master Individual Championship. Another session of this annual tournament takes place this week-end in New York, and Norman Kay, the young Merchantvllle master, will defend his title against about a hundred of the most famous players in the country. Some of these experts bid the hand as shown in the bidding di-1 agram. Their argument was that no-trump counts for more than any suit, that the South hand has no ruffing value, and that the hand should therefore play at no-trump. res, and ces, a in- lied 3m- by De- hat ave bil- ar- ns. ing the vith test ted ave ave ave Wil- tee 52 red ard are fa.., nts nee 382 ing on- any out ster her ent rew ung end red the ^^^^^1 HLJ HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) — Onstage, offstage and upstage: Buxom Anita '• Ekberg's coming-out publicity when her tight-fitting dress burst its stitches at a London party was just what Anita ordered. The dress, according to the transatlantic grapevine, was a breakaway affair designed especially for the occasion— and the resulting headlines. Eddie Fisher was having his hair cut at Sy Devore's when he wondered how he'd look with a mustache. The barber whipped out a half dozen samples, which Eddy tried on Then Eddie mused: "I bc^cr ro' Debbie would Ml 1 -! me." Two-liner from Dorothy Dand- rldge's "Having Myself A Time" number in her new night-club act: "Life Would be hotsy-toUy, "With adorable Rossano Braiiil." Kathy Grant is telling pals that if she becomes Mrs. Bing Crosby they'll take off on a two-year, •round-the-world trip . . . Jane Russell, did a bigger about-face than anybody realized when she dyed her hair flaming red for "The Revolt of Mamie Stover." For years Howard Hughes asked Jane to become a redhead but she refused. The big reason: Hubby Bob Waterfield's strong objections. Ruin Roman's salary has been upped 25 per cent — a nice round figure for a nice round figure . . . Ed Hinton, the FBI man Richard Carlson contacts when he's in trouble in TV's "I Led Three Lives," has switched to movie skullduggery. He's the villain in Audie Murphy's new U-I flicker, "Apache Agent." Vanessa Brown is being pressed to make the decision on whether she will plunge into TV again as the star of "Easy Aces" or Ed Gardner's "Inside MacManus," but she'll probably say "No thanks" to both offers. Once she yearned to get a whack at comedy, but now she's afraid that she's in danger of being typed as a comedienne. She told me: "I don't think it's wise to do another comedy series so soon after 'My ' Favorite Husband.' It's wonderful to be compared to Oracle Allen — there's no greater compliment — but I feel that I'm too young to be kept in the comedy groove." There Can Be no wedding bells for Ann Sheridan and Rudy Acosta until his estranged wife decides on a divorce. And that's something she's not even thinking nbout . . . A fan mag editor phoned Jeff Morrow from New York and asked him to by-line a story titled, "Martin and Lewis — Sworn Enemies." Working with them In "Pardners," Jeff gulped a big "No," saying: "I can't write fiction. They're sworn pals." George Jessel is in the mood to see his life story on the screen, and he's been talking a deal with a top ndependent production conv pany. Sugar Ray Robinson also hankers to get the biog treatment —and the Hollywood sugar.' Liza Minnelll, the nlne-yenr-old sprig of Judy Garland and Director Vincent Minnelll, owns a singing vo ce as good as her mama's when she was a lass. She's the number one chirp among kiddies at Hollywood's Warner Ave. school. Selected Shorts: Audrey Hepburn he is willing to hear a no-trump bid if North can take care of the hearts. North can take ten tricks at either spades or no-trump, if he plays the diamonds wisely. North can hardly play the hand badly enough to lose four spades, which Is by far the safer contract, but there is nothing wrong with trying for the extra 10 points of a no-trump contract as long as the right member o[ the partnership plays the hand. Chanteuse ACROSS 3 Adore 1 French * Betore v /erne Johnson IN LLYWOOD and her British film boss, Robert Clark called off their mad-on. She's' okayed two scripts for the two films she owes him ... Another poll result: Joan Collins and George Nader won the "most promising stars of 1956" vote conducted by a fan magazine. It's 30 years of show business for Martha Raye. She crashed th» movies in the mid '30's as a bigmouthed c own and became a top star. But when she tried to be » glamor doll her career flopped. She was warbling in night cluba when TV came along and now it'i bigger than ever stardom 'for her mrnir, a* he , big-mouthed clown. The fellow on the eajt {at* phone at MGM answers calls with, "This Is Hollywood." His name U Ken Hollywood. Ike Usually Too Busy To Watch Video By CHARLES MEKCEH WASHINGTON (g> — Like many another busy male citizen of th» United States, President Eisenhower is not an avid v ewer of television. He simply doesn't have th« time. But he is deeply interested in lelev sion and watches a variety of programs whenever he can. Available to him and Mrs. Eisenhower in various rooms of the White House living quarters are four black-and-white TV set* and one color set. They also have television sets at their farm In Gettysburg, Pa. It would make interesting news if one could report the specific favorite programs of the President and Mrs. Eisenhower. But that's top secret. As the Eisen- howers and their official family are keenly aware, their personal likes and dislikes would attract so much public Interest in certain programs that the result could be most unfair to many other programs. Whenever possible both the President and his wife view at least one televised news program In the evening. For relaxation, when time permits, the President enjoys watching a good mystery drama. rJkea Music Mrs. Eisenhower, on the other handr~ls~an *avld- television watcher. She takes TV programs pretty much as they come. She enjoys music and there Is one specific weekly dramatic program that is her persona pick of the many regular dramatic shows on tha screen. Naturally the Eisenhowers always are interested in seeing news program pickups of the President's televised press conferences. Presidential Press Secretary James C. Hagerty says the White House is greatly impressed by the numbers of letters that pour la after a televised press conference-. "The President thinks of television as a great medium of boUl entertainment and education," says Hagerty. "He believes it should be applied to government and the news events of the world. It helps keep people informed every day." 75 Years Ago In B/ytfiev/'/ie — Mrs. C. W. Afflick went to Marlanna this morning to visit Mr. and Mrs. Max Miller for several days. Miss Juanice Walpole and Miss Jean Bourland attended the weekly party of the Y. M. B. club given Thursday at the tome of Mrs. Virgil Boyd. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Barnes and daughters Luella and Eloise will spend the weekend in Little Rock and Hope. Answer to Today's Puzzle swaas 9 a N a -L N o 9 •» a s s-ivaai a a n -i -> v a 3 j. _L v -i i^Saa a _2.J-I:Vwv WEST + 64 VQ.1 1083 «84 NORTH (D) * AQ983 VK7 • AJ6 + 1082 EAST + 1052 VA98 31 »Q953 + 743 SOUTH + KJ7 • K1072 + AKJ _North-South vul North ~ East South 1 + Pass 2 » 2 + Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—tf 4 Weil Pass Pass This argument didn't Impress their opponents. The enemy opened hearts and took the first five tricks, defeating this "expert" contract. There is some point In playing the hand at no-trump In a tournament, but only If North plays the hand as declarer. At rubber bridge, South would raise lo four spades at his second turn'. At tournament ploy, Soulli should bid three clubs lo show strength and to hint thai 6 Bog 7 Mineral rock 8 Came (Latin) 9 Devotees 10 Eternity (ab.) 12 Low haunts 13 Unusual 20 Abdicates 21 She is Irom chanteuse. Francois 6 star. Dcnise parcel, is her sister 11 Idolized 13 Most painful 14 Venerate 1530 (Fr.) 16 Compass point ;7 Half em 22Lampiey 58 Sun god , fishermen 19 Israel (ab.) 23 Winged 20 Malady 24 Not any 23 Put up a.poker25 Makes lace stake edgings 26 Removes from legislative post 30 Type of soil 31 Unit of energy 32 Jump 33 Against 34 Female rabbit 35 Sea eagle 36 Divest anew 38 Got up 39 Cotton fabrics 41 Wine vessel 44Preposition 45 Musical note 46 Often (poet.) 27 Go by aircraft 42 Manufactured 28 Light browns 43 Solar disk 29 Graf- 31 Redactors 37 Musteline mammals 38 Anojnts 40 Ages 41 Dismounted 46 Ox (Scot.) 47 She is , France 48 Number (pi.) 50 Small child 52 New Guinea port 49 Second of two 51 Entice 53 Perfect types 54 Time of year 55 Applies oneself 56 Appears DOWN 1 Rabbit 2 EnRllsh itaicsman

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