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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ' r WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 1958 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 us second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October ». 1917. _____^_— Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any .uburban town where carrier service is rnain- "V'nS, K tradius of 50 miles, ,6,0 per year $3.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months; by mall outside. 50 mile zone, $12.50 per V" r payable In advance. The newspaper Is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS Behold, BOW I have opened my mouth, my tongue hath spoken in my mouth. — Job 33:2. * * * But words once spoke can never be recall'd. — Wentworth Dillon. BARBS A Kentucky woman jave her husband a black eye because he insisted on feeding her peanuts. Maybe, now, hell cut out his monkey business. * * * The man at the top usually I* the fellow who has been at the bottom of some worth-while things. * * * A wallflower can blossom out in society very easily if she gets some son. * * * Thieve* broke into an Ohio town home and took onlj the children's playthings. Sort of like stetltnr somebody etot'l thunder. * * * Many divorces are caused by men who marry just to get a home that they seldom stay in. Acting Out on Example With storms still swirling around .Secretary of State Dulles' head, Red China has come along obligingly to demonstrate that nations outside the United States have something to do with " "brink of war" crises. For a long time we have been meeting in Geneva with a representative of Communist China on the question of renouncing force in any solution of the Formosan situatio. The Reds, of course, want not only the Quemoy-Matsu islands, off their mainland, but Formosa itself. They have in the past given many indications they might resort to arms to achieve this end. The United States in turn has made plain it will combat any effort to seize Formosa and the adjoining Pescadores, though it has not stated what it would do if the offshore islands were attacked. Through early 1955 the explosiveness of this situation became more and more apparent. At length, both Red China and • the United States agreed to discuss ways of avoiding armed conflict in the Formosa straits. What we want is Peiping's acceptance of Formosa's right to "individual and collective self-defense." In other words, we will not leave the island bare of Chiang Kai-skek's. present defending armies or our own units just on Red China's paper promise to renounce force. For Formosa the would be easy prey to the Communists should they have a quick change of heart. The Red Chinese will grant us nothing on this score. They fear we mean to deprive them of what they claim is their sovereign right to "liberate" Formosa. In truth they have no such right. Formosa does not belong to China. Anyone really concerned for the welfare of its native population will favor an arrangement whereby it can be protected against conquest until the moment when the people can decide for themselves what sort of furture they want. Commuist China is trying to insist on the "right" to seize Formosa at leisure, without resort to arms. This can hardly be called an equitable solution to a problem that involves the interests of many others. Our own defensive interests in the Pacific are at stake, but it is not our purpose to make Formosa an American colony. We simply feel warranted in bucking up its defense until the island can take care of itself. That is a reasonable position that should be understood by anyone concerned witli the freedom and independence of peoples around the globe. We speak and not alone for our own safety, but for a principle. It ii one we have a right to stand on. If doing to puts us in peril, that is not ouir fault, nor, indeed, Secretary Dulles'. Tht crisis is niads by the Red Chinese, who would commit aggression, with or without trail Thi onui is on them. A Couch for every Home A New York, architect thinks the modern home ought to be planned by a psychiatrist as well as an architect. The suggestion is bound to stir some interesting speculation. A psychiatrist taking a hand in home design may first of all want to make things easy for himself, in case of possible house calls. He doubt recommend a built-in couch or two, with perhaps a tape recorder set in a recessed wall compartment to save him the trouble of taking notes. As a further assist, he might urge that at least one room be papered with a special white wall covering bearing large black splotches. This would allow him to conduct the so-called ink-blot test of personality with a minimum of inconveniences : For people with signs of calustro- phobia, he likely would suuggest a very limited number of closets and other small enclosure spaces. In this he would have the ready cooperation of many builders. For men who brings a lot of inner tensions home from the downtown scramble, heavy walls and furniture which they can pound as they wish—to ease their troubled spirits. Maybe soundproof playrooms for the kids, too. Whatever the original size of the library, it probably will have to be planned for expansion. There'll have to be room for the psychiatrist's reports, especially on how his subject is doing'in the new house. VIEWS OF OTHERS Numbers Racket A La Russe Kremlin tub-thumping about a 10 per cent slash in defense spending has a Gilbert and Sullivan touch. Like it says in that H. M. S. Pinafore duet, "Things are seldom what they seem." What the Soviets are really trying to do is weave a little propaganda magic by showing the world what peaceful natures they have. But the device they use is a fantastic numbers game composed of sums and percentages padded with artificial values — and plenty of •budgetary nooks for hidden expenditures. Even Finance Minister Arseny Zverev admits that comparisons with past years are misleading because of changes in the Soviet Union's economic climate. All things considered, the Wes^ can find small comfort indeed in percentages that scarcely mean anything at all. In fact, the Russian numbers game reminds us df Jack Kilpatrick's story about the university professor who was giving a lecture to his class. "The annual capacity of the Mississippi," he declared, "is six hundred million, five hundred thousand." A student raised his hand for a question. "Six hundred million, five hundred thousand what?" he asked. "Gallons? Barrels? Cubic feet?" The professor rummaged through his lecture notes for several minutes, then shook his head. "Notes don't say," he replied, and continued with his lecture. — Charlotte (N. C.) News. Take It Easy A Chicago news dispatch reports the first installation of a television set in a private railroad car. Warren Brown, president of the Monon Railroad, is quoted as saying the picture came In "fine" along the entire route on a recent trip from Chicago to Rome, Ga., as he watched TV programs from Chicago, Indianapolis, Atlanta and Chattanooga. That's quite a technological development, all one needs to enjoy it is a private railroad car — kinda like that modest Texas oil multi-millionaire Bennett Cerf tells of just before Christmas who drove his car to a dealer to announce he had decided it would be ostentatious to buy a new car again this year. "I just want," he said, "you to do over the inside of the 1955 special for me. Take out the tennis court and put in a swimming pool!" — High Point (N. C.) Enterprise. SO THEY SAY I'll be known as just Grace to my husband. — Grace Kelly, whose full name will be Her Serene Highness, Princess of Monaco, Duchess of Val- entinois, Princess of Chateau-Porclen, Countess of Belfort and Baroness of St. Lo. * * * We are going to have to relieve these presidents of some (of the huge unnecessary burdens) if we are going to keep them alive. — Ex-President Herbert Hoover proposes an administrative vice president. * * * I feel that the case will be solved, and that there some day will be a confession made. This is nn inner conviction, based on my inner feeling, not something that I know or have fnaterial knowledge of. — Dr Sam Sheppard, convicted wife killer, tells Ohio Penitentiary press conference. * * * The power that Is vested in the civilian secretaries, particularly the secretary of defense, Is so enoromus that It could do Incnlculble harm If applied on a basis of what Is good for the party, Instead of what Is good for the country.—Ocn Matthews B. Rldgway, former Army Chief of Staff, calls on the nation to "keep the Army out of politics." Spirit of '56 Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Eisenhower's Economic Report Spells Out Fortrigbt Program NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The clearest statement yet on Eisenhower administration policies is contained in the 53 specific recommendations of the President's new economic report. Many Eisenhower enthusiasts may not realize there is such "a thing as an administration eco nomic program. When they say they are all-out Elsenhower supporters and would like to see him serve a second term, they arc speaking in terms of personal loyalty to a hero leader. Ask the average Ike man what tthe President's program is, however, and you'll probably get blank stare or a general statement he's for a balanced budget and peace. From Eisenhower's opponents there might come, an answer that the President is for the GOP, big business and special privilege, or that he has done nothing for organized labor and the farmers. One look at the President's recommendations in his annual Economic Report to Congress outlines the policies. What emerges is a 12-point program of farm relief, reduction of unemployment, increased earnings for low-Income groups, greater social security for older people, greater aid for victims of disaster, more slum clearance and pub- lic housing, aid to education and hospital facilities, encouragement of higher education, expansion of international trade, strengthening of anti-trust law enforcement, con- timtion of existing tax rates and increasing the stability of the expanding U.S. economy. There, are from two to nine detailed recommendations under each of these main headings. Careful studies, they constitute a political challenge to the New and Fair Deal. In fact, this Eisenhower program is so liberal 'in many of its aspects that some Democrats may charge that its "provisions were borrowed from them. Extreme liberals may say its recommendations don't go far enough. But reactionary Republicans will say it is far too left wing. President Eisenhower's State of the Union message was in broad generalities. The budget message tossed the billions around in such bookkeeping detail that it was incomprehensible. But the Economic Report comes out as a campaign document .that Eisenhower Republicans can ride on as their platform for 1956, if they will. The introductory part of the message and its many charts give a picture of today's record prosperity. Gross national product is approaching 400 billion dollars. T.otal employment at nearly 65 million. Un employment reduced over the past year. Average industrial weekly wage near $80. Wholesale and retail prices steady. The 53 varieties of specific recommendation in the President's message do not indicate that these conditions are perfect, nor that they will go on forever. They point out the weak spots in the economy. Farm income is too, low. There are spotty depression areas of chronic unemployment. There is too much rural poverty. Consumer credit may be too high. There are too many mergers. The President will be criticized for leaving to the states responsibility for some of the corrective action. Increasing workmen's compensation, unemployment insurance, minimum wage coverage, teacher and vocational training and sharing in the cost of some federal public works are examples. But by and large, the list of recommendations in this report is a challenge to Congress. If ihts is the President's "must list" of legislation he wants Congress to act on tn the last year of his first term, the law-makers will have to get busy. The report will be scrutinized in 13 days of public hearings before the Joint Congressional Economic Committee under Sen. Paul Douglas (D-H1) beginning Jan. 31. The committee hopes to make its own report March 1. the Doctor Says By EDWIN P. JOKDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service •Having recently found out that dropsical fluid. Drugs are frequent- 0 ' -- — i y used to stimulate the secretion of the urine or to other methods of removing some of the excess fluid. Accumulated fluid inside the abdomen is often drawn off through a needle. Because so many of the infections which bring on nephritis are now being conquered or shortened by the new treatments, it looks as though chronic Bright's disease may become less common. Present emphasis should be on attempts at preventing nephritis. Once chrnoic nephritis has developed, a patient should remain under medical observation and I have nephritis" writes J.B., "i wonder if you would devote a column to it." First, I should like to point out that nephritis is the some thing as Bright's disease, the latter name being applied to honor the famous English physician Richard Bright who contributed so much knowledge to the subject. Nephritis is an inflammatory disorder of the kidneys which may start suddenly after an acute infection such as scarlet fever, pneumonia, or tonsillitis or may develop more gradually Without any signs of acute inflammation possibly several months after ar acute infection or even without any obvious reason. Bright's disease may get gradually worse for months or years and destroy more and more of the functions of the kidneys. If only one kidney is involved, it may never be noticed, but if both are attacked the condition can be serious. In acute nephritis the patient usually feels incomfortable and may notice some puffiness under the eyes. Swelling of the lower part of the legs, and perhaps even bloody urine, slight fever and chilly sensations are common. Nosebleeds, headaches, loss of appetite sometimes appear. The lessened amount of urine nnd its dark, bloody, or cloudy appearance _.-e characteristic. Chronic nephritis starts more gradually, though the symptoms are like the acute variety but less severe. Accumulation of fluid (dropsy or edema) is common. As soon as diagnosis has been made by means of examination of :he urine nnd the blood, treatment should be begun. In acute Bright's disease, bed rest Is necessary. Diet is important and it Is now devised ;o fit the ability of the kidneys to lake care of the food eaten. Many years age most patients were jtricly limited in the salty foods and proteins they could take. Today more liberal allowances of hese foods is sometimes permitted. In the c h r o n I c or.long-lnstlng form of nephritis, special attention given to thi accumulation ol care. It has been stated recently that by the intelligent use of pen- cillin In the treatment of trepto- coccal Infections the frequency of nephritis should decrease. Late Decision ROANOKE, Va. I/PI—For 29 years Fitzer Transfer Co. here recieved a $2 check every month from a man in Baltimore for storage of goods. Finally a man identified himself to Jim Nunnery, the secretary- treasurer, and asked to see the goods. They were In two small chests. One contained some tools for an old model car. The other contained some relics of World War I — gas mask, uniforms and some moths. The owner said he guessed it wasn't worth paying further storage _ would the company throw them away. The total bill was ?6E6. LITTLi LIZ An appetizer Is something served befor* dinner so you don't hove to serve so much dinner. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Swindle Bilks Bridge Cinch By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service day' have contract, as any reader can Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Hollywood's measuring a lot of movies by rounds instead of reels' these days. It's "Come out fighting" instead of "Action." Cauliflower ears are getting screen tests and make-up men are prouder of artistic black eyes than creating handsome profiles. It's a new cycle of prize-fight pictures, with one producer, Charles Schnee, explaining: "TV Is primarily responsible for the revived interest in professional pugilism. Women and children, as well as the men, have become excited followers of the regular-fight will welcome any quality Picture teleCA3U. and prospc will welcome any quality picture with a prize-ring flavor." FIRST TO REACH the screens will be "The Harder They Fall," an expose of the fight "racket" with Jersey Joe Walcott and Max Baer in supporting roles. "The Leather Saint" is in the ring at Paramount and MGM's ready to ring the starting bell on the 'Rocky Graziano autobiography and best seller , "Somebody Up There Likes Me." Being offered to studios are the Jack Dempsey and Barney Ross stories. Those background groans are from Hollywood stand-ins. They're now punch-ins. Jack Kelly .who had. a starring role in the King's Row. TV series at Warner Bros., and, the studio have called it a day Rossano (summertime) Brazzi will team up with Donna . Reed in "Wherever You Are." .Rome will background the story; due for filming in September . Jack Palance and his'"Wile "called off the divorce plans. ; "GONE WITH THE WIND," at three hours, 37 minutes, is the current champion in the department of marathon-movie going. But now it's "movies are longer than ever," with Columbia planning a four-hour film version of Mackinlay Kantor's "Andersonville" and two other Peace" and ments," expected to run from movies, "War and "The Ten Command- half to four hours. 'Let's go to the mov- threc and Husband: ies." Wife: "Fine — I'll pack." It may happen. That famous 'The First old radio Nighter," series, which zoomed Don Ameche to stardom, is the latest telefilm anthology series . Leo Guild tells this: The occupant of a second-floor apartment telephoned a teen-ager who was "playing rock-'n'-roll records in an apartment below. "If you don't stop that horrible noise," protested the man, "I'll go out of my mind." Replied the kid: "Gosh, I guess it's too late. I haven't played a record for two hours." Another remake coining up — "Stage Struck," starring Jean Simmons. You saw It first as "Morn- Ing Glory" with Katharine Hepburn, back in 1932 . . . Marlon Brando's fiancee (?) Is slated for a screen test at Warner Bros. . . . Latest sign on the bicycle BIng Crosby rides between sound stages: "Here's your, Minute Maid Orange Juice Boy. It'» great with gin — what isn't?" SELECTED SHORTS: Dorothy Lamour formed her own company to film three pictures in Mexico who was paid $7500 for her emoting In "On the Waterfront," will collect $100,000 If she accepts MOM's offer to Join Liz Taylor and Montgomery Clift In "Raintree Country." James Dean's lather is said to be preparing a biography ofv his son, 'who left a diary . . . Rosemary Clooney's new stork, date may cancel. out her planned tele- film series. Hits Are Fine, How and Then By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (fl — You're always reading about Broadway hits. So what's it like to have a flop? Carol Channing now knows. She was the toast of Broadway in two consecutive hits, "Lend an Ear" and "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," then toured triumphantly in "Wonderful Town." But a month ago, she closed in "The Vamp" after a six-week run. Although she was lauded by the critics,' the musical was panned and ended up a $300.000 loss. Broadway's loss is Hollywood's gain, because she bounced here for her first film role In RKO's "The First Traveling Sales- Her first day's work was a, cinch. All sh^ had to do was slumber on a couch in a hotel lobby. When she finished this arduous chore, the, big girl with the little voice relaxed in her dressing room and discussed the late "Vamp." "It was a rugged experience, especially when you've always had hits before," she observed. "But I actually learned more from one flop than I did from the hits. "For one thing, I learned who my friends were. It is amazing how people wanted to help. When we opened In Detroit, Billy Ross flew out to give advice. In New Haven, I knew we, were in trouble and put in a call for Deuer and Martin. They came up that nighfc and stayed up two nights talking to me about the show. Josh Logan helped us too." Despite all the expert advice, the show, a travesty on silent movie days, couldn't get into shape. "When we opened in Detroit, the show didn't make .much sense, but it had a lot of fun," she remarked. "By the time we got to Washington, they had fixed up the plot, but all the fun had gone out of the show. "We were getting new lines right up to opening night in New York. There was nothing I could do about helping the production. When you're in a show, you have to devote all, your energies, to .working on your own character. You don't have time for anything else." 75 Years Ago In B/ytherif/e Deborah Kerr nixed that $100,000 Las Vegas offer for per- chil sonal appearances at the Sahara Hotel. A Thursday nigiit blaze at Heaton's Home of Flowers resulted in approximately $1,000 worth of dam- at | age to the building and boiler room, :r ~ Chief Roy Head announced today. Success note: Eva Marie Saint, got to dummy With the other high suit up without loss. Hence he spade to repeat the trump finesse. This time East discarded the three of clubs, and South was in , trouble. He eventually had to lead families. see. If South just takes a finesse in clubs, he will take ten easy tricks. The only trouble is that South doesn't know whether to try the heart finesse or the club finesse. How does, he find out which finesse will succeed? When the hand was played. South won the first trick with the ace of diamonds and got to dummy with) a high spade in order to try the trump finesse. If this lost, South reasoned, he could get back to dummy with another spade and try the club finesse. Thus he would have two bites out of the apple. The plan was good, but West executed a neat swindle by dropping the nine of hearts on the first round of trumps. West. didn't fret clubs from his own hand, losing two t-icks in that suit and his "unbeatable" contract. Mrs. Harvey Morris entertained members of the Duo-Quad Bridge lub and four guests with a party at her home. Guests were Mrs. Raymond Schmuck, Mrs. George Hamilton, Mrs. Jess Horner and Mrs. George Muir. Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Berryman and family will spend the week end in Caruthersville visiting their Mrs. Rodney Bannister spent Thursday in Dexter visiting Mrs. Fred Smith and family. Travel Talk Answer to Today's Puzzle ACROSS NORTH 1 AAK82 V542 «73 - 48542 WEST EAST AJ94 AQ1063 V'K 97 » 6 • QJ1054 4>K982 4106 4KJ93 SOUTH (D) A75 * AQJ1083 « A6 4AQ7 North-South vul. South Weal North East 1 V Pass 1A Pass 3 V Pass * V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4) Q or fgss about tills play. He dropped the nine of heart,"] us though it were the most natural play in the world. He thought thnt the heart finesse lad succeeded nnd that lie needed another trump finesse to clear th* I 3 Emotional thought 4'Volcanic mountain . 5 Persian prince 6 Light washer 7 Indian 8 Arrives , 9 Poems 10 Nick 11 Wiles 1 —— Vegas. Nevada 4 South American country 8 Musical passage 12 Exist 13 Give forth 14 German river 17 of South 15 Moral offense American 16 Facial feature mountains 18 Rags 19 Entertain 20 Birds' homes 21 Anger 22 Finishes '24 Citrus fruit 26 Woody plant 27 Pronoun 30 Fancy 32 Changes 34 Of the teeth. 35 Joins. 36 Posed 37 Falsifies 39 Stubborn beast 40 Penomination 41 Meadow 42 Number 45 Lifted 49 Publications 51 Anger 52 Selves 53 Earth 94 Individual 55 Meager allotment 56 High cards 57 Boy's nicknamt DOWN 1 Endure , 2 Operatic sola a a c v 27 Location 42 Hastened 28 Foot part 43 Therefore 29 Essential being 44 Musical

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