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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINJ5S, 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 oJ Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, W.50 per year S3 50 for six months, $2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not .is other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. — Luke 18:11. * * * Our vows are heard betimes! and Heaven takes care To grant, before we can conclude the prayer; Preventing angels met it half the way, And sent us back to praise, who came to pray. — Dryden. BARBS The minute a fellow gets the right girl DO the string, he winds up on a leash. * * * We're betting right now that the kids will have more fun slamming storm doors than they did jcreen doors. * * * The number of reasons & man can't do office work at home depends on Hie number of children he his. * * * A doctor says it's healthier to kiss a girl's photo than the girl. Some people enjoy spoiling our fun. * * * The fellow who always barks at his wife is entitled to lead a dog's life. Exception to the Axiom If President Eisenhower follows the expected course and declines to run again next year, then he will have a chance to cast some pretty big doubt on the worth of an old Washington political axiom. The rule in question is the one that says a President who makes known his intention not to seek re-election promptly loses his major political influence both with Congress and with his own party. There is considerable reason to doubt that this will apply in Mr. Eisenhower's case. There is, indeed, reason to doubt that it ever applies automatically. It seems rather to be a matter of individuals. Mr. Eisenhower, as we all know, is tremeidpusly popular with the American voters. Nothing short of war or depression is likely to reduce his standing measurably. Barring those calamities, one may fairly predict that his popularity will continue high to the end of his term. This will not be something that either Congress or the Republican party will he able to ignore. The President's high status with voters gives him leverage that he can employ to help push his program through the legislative roadblocks. His popularity plus his position as top party man makes it extremely risky for the average Republican politician to stand out against the President so long as he holds office. Voters who like the President and what he stands for might take a glum view of the GOP lawmaker who declined to support him. In addition, the record Mr. Eisenhower makes in the White House is a key part of the record everyone in his party must run on. To separate oneself • markedly from that record is to seem to repudiate it. All this takes on perhaps especial meaning in his case when it be remembered that the kind of performance -ha has been delivering hag found High favor with the electorate. His stress on peace, and his evident success in exploring new avenues toward it, has lifted him to a peak of esteem. In the view of many, the President almost surely will press this quest harder than ever if January, 1957, is the limit of his tensure. For this has always been his deepest concern as Chief Executive. And he has enough of a sense of history to want to leave his mark in the moit crucial field of all. If hi thus dedicates himself in the Booth* «fcMd, II*. SMMtowwr wiN b* » very hard man to be against. More than ever before he could place himself above narrow partisanship, devoted to the national well-being and safety. Far from losing his influence in Washington, he might find it greater than at any time in his entire term. VIEWS OF OTHERS American Is Better Language H. L. Mencken in his monumental "The American Language" and iu supplement has done more than any other man to point up the fact that American, as distinguished from English, is a language and not a dialect. "The Sage of Baltimore", who successively was reporter, editor and author, recently reached 75, but the American language of which he is the foremost historian is much older than he. It dates from at least mid-lSth century when the difference between the English of Great Britain and the English of America became noticable. Said Thomas Jefferson in 1813: "The new circumstances under which we are placed call for new, words, new phrases, and for the transfer of old words to new objects. An American dialect will therefore be found." Bead speech" for dialect" there and it holds good today. The change can be measured by some American words and their British counterparts: railroad tracks, "metals"; freight car,, "goods-wagon"; automobile hood, "bonnett" muffler, "silencer"; battery, "accumulator"; pancake turner, "eggscoop"; can opener, "tin-opener"; egg-beater, "egg-whisk"; pay envoelope, "pay packet", and a trillion, "a billion". Such were the differences that by the 20th century George Bernard Shaw joked that "England and American are two countries separated by the same language." To Mencken, who began to discuss the common speech of the United States in the editorial pages of the Baltimore "Evening Sun" in 1910, change seemed natural. The fourth (1936) edition of his "American Language" says: "As English spreads over the world, will it be able to maintain its present form. Probably not. But why should it? The notion that anything is gained by fixing a language in a groove is cherished only by pedants." In the competition between American and so- called Standard English of England, Mecfcen gives his native tongue altogether the better of it. American of today, he contends, is more honestly English that the language of the mother country. "It still shows all the characters that marked the common tongue fn the days of Elizabeth, and it con- tainues to resist stoutly the policing that ironed out Standard English in the 17th and 18th centuries."—Greenville Piedmont. Foiled How a lowly spider foiled the blustry efforts of Hurricane lone was told here this week by Mrs. Vivian McMillan, Telegram society editor. For years, this spider has occupied a spot in the McMillan back yard where her intricate web, stretched between the limbs of a piece of shrubbery, facinated many visitors. Mrs. McMillan was too busy trying to keep from being blown away when Hazel visited last year to check up on the spider's doings, but when lone came along the actions of the spider caused full attention to be focoused upon the creature's jnot the society editor's) activities. When the first gales rattled the windowpanes, this spider came out and surveyed her whole webbed domain. Then, she proceeded to make a large number of hurried vxcurslons from one portion of the web to another. She strengthened the outermost guvlines. She .spliced the mainbrHce. She ran new lines fore and aft. Then, she got in the center and rocked back and forth, testing the structure. Then came the hurricane. Blow as hard as she might, Miss lone couldn't do a thing with that web. After an especially hard gust, Madame Spider would race around testing various portions of the web, which still stood after the storm wns over. Robert Bruce learned a great lesson from a spider a lonjj time ago in Scotland, but the lessons here in the 20th Century are just as interesting.— Rorky Mount (N. C.) Sunday Telegram. Black Flag For Death Visitors to Cleveland notice something different about police squad cars. On eat-h car, mounted on the roof, is a short flagstaff. Sometime it flies a white fins, at other times a black one. The white flag .signifies that up to that hour there have been no traffic death in Cleveland that day. When a traffic death is reported, police are notified by radio to run up the black flag. This is n somewhat dramatic way of reminding each Cleveland motorist that unless he drives carefully the black flag may go up for him.— Chicago Sun-Times. SO THEY SAY The level at which we (NATO) started was a very low one and tremendous progress has been made. Three or four years from now we can give you assurance that we can defend the NATO area. —Gen. Alfred M. Oruenther, NATO boss. There is no way of balancing the budget and carrying out all the activities unle.v: there Is more Income than has been forecast or something else happens differently. — Defense Secretary Wilson. I retired from politics years ago, and I have no Intention of returning.— Thomas E. Dewey. # * # I got a contract and so far as I know I'll be trying again next year.— Casey Stengel, Yanke« "Answer- FranMy— Would YOU fo Gfeoson?" ig '?3$m ;:?^-f |HEA>me., !•«. W Peter Edson's Washington Column — White House and GOP Think Eisenhower Will Seek 2nd Term WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Members of the Eisenhower administration White House team and the staff at Republican National Committee headquarters have not given up the idea that- the President will be a candidate for : -election next year. • They are resentful of the many easy assumptions that Mr.' Eisenhower is through as President. They point out that many of these predictions come from the two political extremes—the left wing Democrats and the right wing Republicans. With what passes for a political straight face, Eisenhower Republican leaders in Washington are citing case after case—like that of Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks—in which big executives have sustained heart attacks and resumed their strenuous positions without a trace of difference. The continuing belief of Republican insiders that Eisenhower will be a second-term candidate is not based on any confidential medical reports that the President's health is better than the official statements indicate. Both the assistant to the President, Gov. Sherman Adams and Press Secretary James Hagerty at Denver have given assurances that the medical condition bulletins have told everything and hidden nothing. But the fact that the President's physicians have indicated he might be able to resume some of his White House duties in January has set in motion some staff plan- •| ning. Congress convenes in January. The first presidential responsibility is the annual State of the Union i message to Congress. The ques- j tion is whether the President will ' be able to deliver it in person. One plan that has been given preliminary consideration is for a short, inspirational message which Eisenhower could himself deliver. This could be followed by a series of special messages giving details on next yer.r's Eisenhower program, sent to Congress by messenger but not read by the President personally. .In any event, the President's appearance before Congress to deliver his State of the Union message would be symbolic of his return to full command and leadership of his party. This may not be at the same pace the President has tried to maintain in the past, with telephone calls from his staff even to the golf course for important decisions. Ever since President Eisenhower moved to the White House, he has directed his staff towards relieving him from many traditional and assumed burdens of office. This easing of responsibilities is now beng stepped up. No president can ever get wholly away from his job, even when flat on his back from a heart ailment. So even with extra long weekends at Gettysburg or , the delegation of more handshaking ceremonies to the viie presidnt, thre is no idea that the President the Doctor Says — Written for NBA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. can be relieved of his Constitutional and legal duties. (Doe other factor in the situation which has been misrepresented, according to some White House staff members, is the controversy over Vice President Richard M. Nixon. They consider this question academic. It is pointed out that if President Eisenhower is a candidate for re election, he will have absolute -ay-so on who his running mate shall be. There is said to be no possibility that the President will repudiate his own vice president. It is de duced from this that the ticket would be Eisenhower and Nixon again, without question. Political realists think all the foregoing is very ranch in~the realm of wishful thinking by Eisenhower's most devoted enthusiasts. They will regard some of it as extremely naive. It is admitted by the Eisenhowe- stalwarts that the final decision to run or not to run will be made by the President himself. But it is pointed but that not even he knows today what his decision will be next January. There is, of course the possibility of delayed recovery, or a second attack that would really take the President out of the running. In that event, even the most loyal Eisenhower men recognize that the Republican party would be thrown into the worst free-for- all fight it has ever had. And no one can predict that outcome. JACOBY ON BRIDGE A worried mother writes that she would like a discussion of chorea. Her husband had it when he Was a child, she says, and now she is concerned that her little six months' old boy might get it because he is a nervous baby. Of course, no one can s£.y certainly that the little boy will no' have chorea (or St. Vitus' Dance, as it is commonly knownl and it is true that a family history of the disease is not uncommon. Mow- ever, it Is not believed to be truly hereditary, so (here Is a sood chance that the correspondent's baby will never develop it. This condition is a nervous affliction which belongs in the same family as rheumatic fever. Children between the ngcs of 5 and 15 are most commonly attacked. Girls are Involved about twice as often as boys, for some unkown reason. A family history Is certainly not the only cause. Some of those who are attacked by chorea also have rheumatic fever but most do not—at least In any obvious form. Chorea must be suspected in the youngster who suddenly shows signs oi' awkwardness, such dropping and breaking dishes without any apparent reasons. Emot i o n a 1 disturbances before the onset of symptoms is quite common. The child with chorea may show signs of the disease at school. Inability to pay attention to the school work, and a rather sudden drop from good to poor grades, are suspicious signs—but there are many other possible reasons for these. . The observant parent may notice that the child's musculnr mov»> ments become more abrupt and uncoordinated. The Involuntary movements or muscular spasms of typical chorea are Irregular. The child who Is asked to extend the arm out with the fingers spread well apart, usually shows peculhr twllehlnps and ihnklngs. A certain amount of wiiiknm I* tuu*Nv prw. ent. Most youngsters with chorea do well. The disease tends to im prove by itself over a period o: weeks or months, although i diagnosis early is important and in severe cases may prevent dan gerous complications. A calm mental outlook with the absence of anger, fear and other emotional upsets combined with physical rest, usually in bed, is desirable for the child with chorea Warmth, rest and sometimes physical methods of treatment under skilled attention are desirable Sometimes drugs similar to those helpful, but of course, these shoulc be taken only under medical direction. Long Spades Nurse Trumps IT NEVER PAILS: When driving on the highway you always seem to meet the fellow who passed you doing 80 while you were hitting 60, at the next stop sign. — Mattoon (III.) Journal-Gazette. DINER — Waiter, these are very small oysters. Waiter — Yes sir. Diner — And they don't appear to be very fresh. Waiter — Then It's lucky they're sm»ll, ain't It, sir? — Oreenevllle (Tenn.) Sun^ To somt rwopte ** Itwwy o* relativity is, "Keep owoy trom them--cspcciolly the ooor ones." By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service Today's hand continues our series on the management of the trump suit. When the opponents hammer away at your trumps with their long suit, you must! sometimes counter by developing! long suits of your own. West opens the six of diamonds and you allow East to win the iirst Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA i — Behind the Scr.-en: The "new" Bob Hope is the old .Bob Hope. "I'm just biu'k home again" are his words for it. It's no secret now that "The S.-ven Little FoVs" meant either comeback or bust for Mr. Ski Nose at Paramount. The box-office was slipping on those Hope comedies put together with off- screen ad libs, wolf whistles and gags in search of a story. No one knew it better than Bob "I was typed.with the gags," he say.s. "Everyone had forgotten that I had starved in 'Roberta' on Broadway before coming: to Hollywood. All I needed was an intelligent story." "The Foys." produced and directed with loving: care by Norman Panama and Mevin Frank, proved there was hope for Hope. The film, one of the year's Mg- jiest money-makers, has put Bob back on the road to the bis: box- office In a new one, "That Certain Feeling." ^ut there's no uncertain feeling now. - :.nama and Frank are behind (he camera again. There's Hope, Eva Marie Saint. George Sanders and Pearl Bailey — and ONE GOOD STORY. It's the glamorous, sophisticated light comedy role Eva's been waiting for since "On The Waterfront." As for Pearl, the "I'm Tired" gal of song, she's on Cloud 9—"I couldn't dream a part this good." As for Bob. well— "There's no danger." he says, "of dying from pie-Uirowing poisoning." IT'S ABOUT TLME Hollywood did something about time. Even Nick (Time On My Hands) Carmona is frustrated about it. People whistling "As Time Goes By" give him a wild frantic look and when he hears Rudy Vallee's old theme song. "My Time Is Your Time," he's been known to shed a couple of tears. Nick's Job sounds like one everybody dreams about. He gets paid for killing time. queen of spades and must return something or other. What can ^ast do to hurt you? Assume that East returns a trump (as good as any other defense). You win in dummy and lead another spade. East takes the ace of spades. He can allow West to ruff a spade now, but you can afford that trick. East's best chance is to return a second trump. West holds off again, and you win in dummy once more. You must now abandon the trumps in order to lead your good cards in spades and clubs. There are now two trumps out against you, and you are quite willing to let the enemy make tricks with both of them. When somebody cuffs a spade or a club, you will have two trumps while the enemy will have only one trump. You are sure to keep control of the hand, losing only two .spades, two trumps, and one diamond. Q_The bidding has been: North East South Weftt 1 Heart Pass I Spade Pass 1 N.T. Pass ? You, South, hold: AAKJ10S5 VJ2 4QJ64 43 What do you do? A—Bid four sputes. You want to be In tarn* at spades no matter how weak an openint bid yaw partner hit. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: AAJ1065 V32 43864 *Q E What tfo you do? Nick's a special effects man behind ihe movie cameras who turns June into January and spring fall to show the passage of lime. He flips pases of calendars —"I can kill a year in 30 seconds"—and he fills ash trays with cigaret butts. I found him on the set of "Pillars of the Sky." He was standing next to \\ big fan, tossing leaves Into its rotating- blades as Jeff Chandler rode off with a cavalry troop. The swirling- autumn leave* gradually fill the screen and suddenly it's winter with snow replacing" the leaves. But there was a sad look on Nick's face. He knows all the time-killing tricks and he's a frustrated fellow. In years of killing time for movies he's used all of them—sand in the hour glass, spinning clock hands, newspaper headlines, changes in fashion. "There's no new way," Nick groaned. "They've all been used. If I can find an angle to beat it I'll revolutionize the business and make a fortune." NOW YOU'LL BE "f 1 y i n g" through space In Hollywood's latest audience "participation" el- xorts for Cinemascope. A new Fox movie about the Air Force's experiments with space travel "Threshold of Space," features parachute falls, rides on ejection seats from the nose of a bomber and a spot in the middle of the test track as a rocket sled slams to a stop, full-screen, at the end of a 630-mile-an-hour run. A revolving camera suspended from the rescue cable of a helicopter at 11,000 feet simulates the spin of a free-falling parachuter. An automatic camera bolted to a rocket sled, gives you a ride down th, test track at supersonic speed. If that roller coaster rid in "This is Cinerama" left you dizzy, there's only one answer for this one. You'll have to gulp drama- mine tablets instead of popcorn. Toll Roads Bring Disaster DETROIT OP) — Michigan had a sad experience with its first toll roads. They were built of oak and elm planks four inches thick, and newspaper clippings of a hundred years ago said they would last forever aa part of an interstate highway network. The toll turnpikes began in 1848 under the so-called Plank Road Act. Investors snapped up stock. By 1851 four fanned out from Detroit .one running 51 miles. There also was an 18-mile one from Kalamazoo to Schoolcraft. A combination of faulty financing and unsound construction killed them. Travelers were charged a cent a mile "for the distance he states he is going, for every mule, ox or horse attached to a vehicle." A full day's traffic at some toll gates amounted to less than $2—and gate keeper* by law had to be paid at least $1 a day. Some keepers were getting more than investors. Washouts beneath the plank* caused trouble. So did soggy stretches in which the planks often fired, Sometimes tilted planks would snap off a wagon wheel, Rotted plank* made traps for horses' hooves. NIKITA S. KHRUSHCHEV, chief of Russia's Communist party, warns that "if anyone thinks our smiles mean the abandonment of the teachings of Marx, Engels and Lenin, he is deceiving himself cruelly." Well, the Russians can't claim they were the first to say that their smiles are deceiving. — Lexington Herald. 31st U.S.'President Answer to Previout Puzzle NORTH (D) 2Z *K963 VKQ10 • 105 + AQJ6 WEST EAST 474 AAQ82 VA654 ¥73 • J9763 «KQ82 + 82 North 1* JV 41097 SOUTH * J 105 VJ»82 » A4 4 K 5 4 3 Both sides vul. tun South Pass 1¥ Past 1 N.T. PMC Paw Op«nlni lead— 4 I West Pass Pass FKI trick with the queen of diamonds. If East is foolish enough to switch to a different suit you will be delighted. East returns another diamond, however, and you take your ace. You cannot blithely lead trumps to force out the ace. West would refuse the first two trumps but would take the third trump and go back to diamonds. This would knock out your last trump, allowing West to make his own Ust :rump and the rest of his diamonds to say nothing of East's top spades). Instsad of touching the trumps you lead the jack of spades at the ACROSS 131st U.S. President, Herbert Hoover 6 His mother's name was ! 1 Eagle's nest 12 Mountain nymph 13 Armed fleet 14 He served as Chief Executive of the States 16 Oriental name 17 Bitter vetch 18 Army post office (ab.) 19 Puts on 21 Fourth Arabian caliph 22 Crafts 23 Standards 25 Meeting 26 Driving command 27 Baton 28 Burmese wood sprite 29 Individual 30 Arabianprince 33 Artist 37 He was born at Branch, Iowa 38 Scottish cap 39 Weary 40 Abstract being 41 Sea eagle 42 Short-napped . fabric 43 Stow In « ship'* hold 45 ""I 48 i-OKur stakes 4*NuUUr 50 Sidelong looks 51 Tops of heads DOWN 1 Container 2 Citrus fruits 3 Constellation 4 Disencumber 5 New. Zealand parrot 6 Mohammedan nymph 7 Footed vases 8 Hawaiian wreath 20 Official seal 33 Cooking 21 The dill utensil 22 Zealous 34 Philippic 24 Machine part 35 Expunges 9 Church office S5 Feminine 36 Pause 10 Experts appellation 38 Lock of hair 13 Military 27 Wander 41 Always . assistant . 30 Inspires with 44 Summer (Fr.) 15 Archaic verb reverence 45 Corded fabric form 31 Of the mind 46 Note in 17 Measure ot 32 Hebrew Guide's seal* cloth (pi.) ascetic 47 Deep hole

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