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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 2, 1956
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PAGE BIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUBIER NEWS ^THURSDATrFEBRUARY-t, 19M- THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWg THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, RAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINE6, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole Natlonul Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphia. Entered as second class matter at the post- oJllce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- greu, October 9; 1»17. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year. S3.50 for six months, »2.0fl for three months; by mail outside 50 mile rone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible lor money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS and »ald unto them. Take heed th»t no man deceive you. — Matthew # * * Hateful to me is ire the gates of hell, Is he who, hiding one thing in his heart, Utters another. — Homer. BARBS When the moon cornea over the mountain, took out for revenuers! * # * A norida. golfer wa» injured in an auto smash up. Maybe he should Improve his driving . * * * leathers will be ahown in lome of the women's hats for next aununer. Dad won't be tickled, though when Mom buys ont. * # ¥ Wirea who alwayt txpeet a tntbfc.1 uiwtr •hemlAn't aik x> muy * » * Xven in the cold weather you can always use the apread of good cheer aa a fine comforter. He'll Make the Decision As President Eisenhower turns over in his mind tfie great problem of whether or not to run again, he shows every evidence of deserving the high trust the majority of Americans place in him. Some of those who like to portray him as simply a "front man" for clever politicians have been saying from time to time that they fear Mr. Eisenhower might be "pressured" into a second-term bid unless he gets a flat turndown from the doctors. If they have seriously thought this, they must have been confounded by the President's remarks at his most recent press conference. In one sentence he revealed with What a deep sense of responsibility he is attacking his problem. He said the issue was not what the effect of another five years in the White House would be on him, but what it would be on the presidency. He is not trying to decide just the simple question of whether or not his chances are good of surveying another term. He is trying to face realistically all the ramifications that grow from a heart attack. Even if he feels well and the doctors say he is well and he can live safely, through the next five years, the question as he sees it is: Can I do justice to the presidency? He is not assuming for a second that he can be the man he was before Sept. 24, 1S55, when the attack struck. He knows he must follow certain rules limiting his behavior and activities. He is trying earnestly to figure out whether following that strict regimen will still permit him to be the kind of full-time President any man is elected to be. Mulling these things over, some of President gives the American people a them out loud at news conferences, the picture of a man wholly dedicated to doing the right thing for them. He does not want to run, or be elected, under any false pretenses. He wants them to understand exactly what his condition is, and that it might affect the op«ration» of the presidency. n the light of his candid 'public comment, the idea that Mr. Eisenhower could be pressed into running looks pretty foolish. He is certainly amenable to talk of doing his duty, but he hai madt plain that it in for him, not-someone else, to decide where hii duty liei. The American people can look ahead to hit decision, most likely late next month, with the calm conviction that it will b« taken with only the most earnest and profound searching by the President of hii heart and min4. Goofing—and Good In the United States people make a lot of mistakes in many walks of life every day of the year. Some of these at top government and business levels are big enough errors to hurt us. But countless bad decisions are canceled out by good decisions elsewhere. That is the beauty of a free country which stresses individual decision and initiative. When thousands of choices are made, the damage inflicted by particular ones is bound to be lessened. The reverse is true in dictatorship like Russia.The Communist government there arrogates all power of decision to itself. Consequently a blunder is greatly magnified in its impact. One might say that communism is a system for enlarging the errors of men, since even dictatorships must in the end by govern- vt\ hy A perfect example is Communist party boss Krushchev's boner in urging thousands of young Soviet citizens to plow up and plant to grain millions of acres of unused land on the vast Russian steppes..The program flopped, partly because rainfall was inadequate, as it normally is in the area. Now Khrushchev must try to correct the error by another Kremlin decision— which might be as wrong in its way as the first one. VIEWS OF OTHERS Holiday Headaches Wife |ets--up «rly in the morninB and cooks me a good break/tit. She sends me off. to work with •. King in my heart. Thmt is, after she's had a couple of cupn of coffee served to her In bed. I'm a treat believer In servin' coffee every morn- in to wife in bed. Every married man ought to do Wife feU up early in th emornin's and cooki In* to wife la bed. every married man ought to do But when we have a holiday then" wife won't get up. She laps up the two cup* of coffee. Then jhc wanta her nail file. Then her comb and bruih. Then a ribbon to put in her hair. N« lackey ever Waited on his master like I wait on wife on a holiday mornin'. Then she wants the newspaper. Then a pencil. She lies there and works the crossword puzzle while hunger pangs tear at my innards. She wouldn't get up for a three-alarm fire on holidays. ~ "What's a five-letter meanin' antelope?" she'll ask. We finally discovered it's an eland. After I've gotten and delivered her dog-eared crossword puzzle dictionary. Then I have to sharpen her pencil. "Whatman Ayrshireman in four letters?" is the next question. I don't know. My Interest in Ayrahiremen wa* never very great. I say let the Ayrshiremen take care of their own business and I'll take care of mine. I wouldn't look twice at any Aryhsireman, if he was ridin 1 a side saddle in the city auditorium. So I ask wife a question. I ask, "What's a four- letter word meanin' the plural of fried egg? It's e-g-g-s. an d I need a pair now. And I need some burned bread in five letters which is toast. Tea: your carcass out of bed and let's eat a bite." But it doesn't do any good. I'm gettin' so I hate holidays. They mean starvation to me. Slow starvation, that's what.—"Polk Street Professor" in Marillo Giobe-Times. The Modern Day A youngish mother with kids in grammar school was hauling hers and some of the neighbors' children home the other afternoon when one assertive 12-year-old declared: "I'm going to a dance Friday night..." Said a second 12-year-old: "I'd like to go to the dance. Tom (it really wasn't Tom), you've got to teach me to bop," "Bop?" asked mother. "What is bop?" "Oh." was the reply, "it's a dance step, you take three steps sideways and then you kind of twist— twise—well, it doesn't make much difference which way you twist." Mother, thinking to forestall disastrous tersic- horean experiments, said: "You boys just wait a few years and I'll teach you to dance." One of the 12-year-olds looked up in what was described to us as some amazement and said: Airs, ; , can you dance?" She was, as we have said, driving the car ind there seemed little reason to take issue or otherwise register dissatisfaction with the unintentional suggestion of ankle-length skirt, veils, and duennM. So she just said, "Ye*."—Birmingham New». SO THEY SAY The Soviet Union has surpaased the united States in thermonuclear (hydrogen bomb) weapons.—Marshall Vasili Chuikov tell* a congret* of the Ukranian Communist party. ¥ * * It would take a tremendoui amount of Ingenuity to work thl* (practical flood insurance plan) out, but I think we can do it. I think Cou- p-tig should throw * challenge at the Insurance laduttiy to do It.—Val Peteraon, civil defense ad- mlnl*trator. » » » I'm net in faror of liquidating th* conMrratlvM of the Republican party. The party oould make no greater mltUk*.—a*n. William t. Knowland IK., Calif.) Senate minority Itidtr. * » a> Amwka't military itrength, combined with that of our allies, I* greater than It has ever been In war or peace.—Vic* ptMldent Richard NUM. "Any Nibbles?" Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Dulles Vut-Brinked' J. Edgar; Mid-Air Political Rally Quelled By DOUGLAS LARSEN AND KENETH O. 01LMORE • NEA Staff Correspondent* WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Heard at the State Department: "Know why .John Foster Dulles is three times better than J. Edgar Hoover?" "No, why?" "Because J. Edgar has only one Brinks to his credit." Long, lean and dignified Sen. Leverett Saltonstall (R-Mass) bar- relled out of his home on a recent morning falling to note that a cold rain during the night had put a sheet of ice on his front steps. In a maneuver which would have been rated magnificent if performed off a high board, his legs went over his head. He did a neat half-twist in the air and finally landed on the bottom step on the back of his neck with a loud crack. A horrified female passerby rushed up to render first aid to the shaken solon. But he politely declined her help, quickly assembled himself in an upright position, and said: "As you can see no damage has been done. Being a New Englander I am used to Inclement weather." Mohammed Ali, Pakistan ambassador, was his most relaxed, genial self the other night at a big reception he was throwing. For an hour he and Justice Douglas entertained the people around them swapping travel anecdotes. The pair then adjourned to the fancy buffet and slowly devoured Samosa, spiced lamb and meat placed, between small pieces of dough. When the party finally broke up, Mohammed AH drove to George Washington Hospital for a look at his brand new son who was born while the party was still \n progress. While everyone tries to be that calm and casual about the birth of offspring, Mohammed AH can be more blase about such things than most. Because he has .two wives, one here and one in New York. It's strictly legal, too, under the laws of his country. Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn) was getting in some airborne politicking on an American Airlines flight recently until the pilot politely broke it up. Seems a passenger recognized the lanky Democratic presidential hopeful in a rear seat of the plane and went back to ask him questions. A dozen or so other passengers crowded the aisle to listen. After about live minutes of this the pilot came back and informed the rally that the crowd in the rear made the tail of the plane heavy, that it was "mushing" through the air and might be late as a result. Kefauver replied that inasmuch as he was an ardent supporter of flying safety — especially in planes in which he was a passenger — he agreed that the meeting should break up. It did. Cocktail Chatter: Guest: Mr. Secretary of Interior, may I present my friend, Earl Albright, Secretary of Interior: Why it's a great pleasure, Mr. Albright. Albright: Tou might not think so "when I tell you I'm a Democrat. S. of I.: That depends,, where you from? A.: Georgia.. S. of I.: It's a "pleasure after all. Southern Democrats are okay Friends of ours (female) found an open purse with some big bills showing, apparently deserted in the crowded ladies 'powder room at a hotel here. In a rather loud voice she held it aloft and said: "Does this belong to anybody? You can't just leave money around with all the crooks and politicians there are In this town." Up stepped pretty Nancy Kefauver to claim the purse, with her flaming red hair matched only by the color of our friend's face. While traffic was heaviest Connecticut Ave. in front of the Mayflower Hotel, a big, black convertible pulled up at an angle and stopped five feet from the curb, Oblivious to the traffic snarl this maneuver created, the tall, handsome driver shut off his engine and strode nonchalantly into the hotel. When a driver of another car yelled for someone to call a cop, the doorman merely pointed to the license of the convertible and shrugged his shoulders. It had a congressional tag. The vehicle belonged to Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo). the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service .' Unless a person yawns so widely as to dislocate the jaw, yawning has little relationship to general health—though it is interesting. Q—Do you consider yawning a habit? Some of my family and friends say it is a habit and seem to be annoyed.—S.T. A—Yawning, like snoring and hiccoughing, are modofications of breathing which seem to serve no useful purpose. Just how these arise is poorly understood but in some yawning does seem to be a- habit. Also, yawning is slightly "contagious". Q—Would X-ray treatments for T/arts on the hands of a young woman who is pregnant have any bad effect on the unborn child?— Mrs. D. A—It seems unlikely, though it is generally considered wise to be particularly cautious with the use of X-rays during pregnancy. Q—How can one tell if a pain is real or imaginary? For seven months I have had a pain in my left side .which is like a knife.— M.C. A—All pain is "felt" in the brain. No one can tell another person who complains of pain that he does not have it. It is true that some have a lower threshold or tolerance for pain than others but so far as I am concerned, pain is always "real" to the person who complains of it—unless they are actually lying. What Is causing a particular pain Is another matter. <t—Would you please explain the difference between isopropyl alco- ,, ethyl alcohol, and grain ilco- hol. It seems to me that one of the** gives me a rash when I rub It en eiternally.—H.W. A—Grain alcohol and ethyl aloo- >l are the same. It Is this chemical .which Is present In varying; quantltlti In alcoholic beverages, [sopropyl alcohol Is different in chemical structure and In a byproduct of the petroleum «nd natural gas industry. It Is highly dan- Itrout U taken Inernally, If these alcohols produce a skin rash the best thing to do is to discontinue using them, in the kidneys, tne bladder or elsewhere. The presence of a material amount of pus in the urine calls for examination to determine the location and the cause. Q—When a woman of over 50 has too much acid in her body is that serious?—Reader. A—I don't know exactly what this means. By itself this is not a complete or accurate diagnosis. Dust, People On the Move LONG BEACH, Calif. HV-Mrs. John Fredericks has given up talking over Sunday School lessons with her daughter. The little girl came home and said, "The teacher told us that before people are born they are dust and that they return to dust when they die. Is that true, Mommy?" Mrs. Fredericks replied that If It was taught at Sunday School < it wai true. "Why do you ask, honey?" "Well," the youngster drawled, "I ju»t looked under my bed and someone 1* either coming or going." LITTLl LIZ A person never raolizei how much he owet Ms home town until he gtts Mi property tox bill. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE When Defenders' Silence Is Golden By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NF.A Service When an opening bid of one in a suit is passed by the responder, it Is usually sound for the fourth player to reopen the bidding on suspicion. Perhaps the hand be- ongs to his side, or perhaps he can drive the opening bidder too high. The situation is quite different, however, when the opening bid is one no-trump rather than one of a, stiu. The opening bid of one no- trump guarantees 16 to 18 points, which is quite a bit more than a NORTH V52 • 782 4'K J 10 8 S WEST EAST *>K7 *J1094 e) J 103 »AQ8C • J 10 953 »K84 *Q82 +94 SOUTH (D) »A853 VK.S74 • AQ *A7S North-South yul. South W«*t Nertk laet 1N.T. Past Past Double Pat* Past Past Opening lead—» J minimum opening of one in a suit. Then again, the responder's >a»* doesn't necessarily indicate a com- pleUly worthlJM hind. In today'i hand, North had ill point* In high card* and a fair flT«- card suit. North muld Mt hay* pined U louth had optncd with one In a auit; but it was quite proper for North to P*M South'* North knew 'that 'the combined count w«« only aa to H pointo, which I* i«ldom enough for game, Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Hollywood and Grape VINE: Humphrey Bogart's smarting under a printed quote credited to Herman Wouk, author of "The Calne Mutiny." After seeing Bogart (in the movie) and Lloyd Nolan (on stage and TV) as Captain Queeg, Wouk gives Nolan the nod **' the best characterization. The author's reported quote: "It's curioe* about the way actor* can become the character you created. I can never think of Queeg again without seeing Lloyd Nolan " RKO is denying a printed report that Marge and flower Champion will star in re-makes of the Fred Astaire-Ginger Rogers filmusicals. But there's a big movie, in the Champion's future since piayini the Cocoanut Grove here . . . The ABC-TV network Is in Noel Coward's dog house. A publicity release before the .TV showing of his dramatic 1MO war movie, "In Which We Serve," labeled the film "a great comedy." A movie star who became TV's Mr. District Attorney just solved "The Case of the Type-Casting Jinx" for himself. Always the scoundrel before he became Mr D. A:. David Brian landed his first romantic role opposite Ginger Rogers in "The First Traveling Saleslady." Says Brian: "Once an actor gets hooked up with a type he's in for trouble. I had to leam the hard way." Martin and Lewla madneu at Paramount: A II Cnddlesburger —"we won't iteer you wrong"— on the studio cafe menu. Ciddln Is the name of a iteet emottac with 'em In "Fardnera." The Wltnet: a roue ho Mail flipped It while reading a cafe menu "Hmmmm—Virginia Ham That's a good name for an actress.' Not in the Script: At Frascatl's: "I told you that Grace Kelly was ambitious. Why couldn't she Mttlt down and marry an ordinary millionaire like the rest of us?" Thli IM Hollywood, Mn. J George Sander*, hi "Death «f a Scoundrel," beiftng forfireaeM (or betne; a heel. The doll llatenlnf to his plea la ex-wife Zsa Zia Gabor. Constitution e|| Gets Inning On Omnibus Previewed: Just anything doesn' 1 go as film fare these days. Bui go, go, go to see "Anything Goes." Bing Crosby. Donald O'Connor Jeanmatre and Mitzl Oaynor go to town with the help of Cole Porter's music, Mickey Rooney, who is replacing Donald O'Connor in the "Francis 1 series, lust concluded another big deal. He signed with NBC to resume his TV career in a new filmed series, "Lucky the Lepre chaum." Mickey won't O.K. second runs on his earlier "Hey Mulligan" series until the new stanzas hit home screens. Frank Treatment given Lew Ayres' conscientious-objector sta (us during World War II on Ralph Edwards' "This Is Your Life," has released more controversial ma terial along the same lines. "Crossroads" producers just lensec "Pavement Pastor." starring Jeff Morrow as a real-lii'e minister who fought against the draft and who went to the federal pen In Atlanta It would have been correct for East to reopen the bidding if South had opened with one club or one diarrtond and North had passed But when South opened with one no-trump, East should have passed. The double turned out badly. South guessed the clubs correctly winning five clubs, two diamonds a spude, and a heart. He wound up with 460 points above the line and 80 below. If East had passed, South would have scored only 60 points above the line and 40 below Monetary Matters for hta viewi. Selected Short*: Vic M»tur« i. getting 1300,000 salary outright, plus If per cent of th« profit*, for his current "Zarak Khan 1 ' starrer . . . Dana Wynter, she is an object lesson in persistence. A couple of years ago she played a small part la "Melbt" and landed on the cut* ting room floor. Now, she'* Fox'« hottest (incoming star . . . Dorothy Dandridge as Cleopatra? The Idea's cooking for the tereen's "Carmen Jones" in a British movie. By CHARLES MERCER NEW YORK (fl—"For som« time," says Joseph Nye Welch, "I've been concerned that so many people have so dim a perception of the Constitution and what it does in safeguarding their liberties. "Almost any strong, nigged guy can make people forget there is a Constitution around. I felt it wa« time that as many people as possible were refreshed on the nature of the Constitution. The perfect medium for communication seemed to be television. So I got in touch with Omnibus. It seemed that if any program had the courage to try .the Idea, Omnibu* would." Omnibui did. And so, next SUB- They Did day afternoon it will present th« first of a thru-part atudy of ttiat living document, the Constitution, on CBS-TV, Welch, you remember, I* th* Ull Boston lawyer of gentle manner and wry speech who served •• •peclal eouniel to th* Army In It* disagreement with Sen. Joseph McCarthy and hi* tides in 1»M. Welch became well known to th« nation'* TV audience then. Now, at th* ag* of M, he's come here from hi* home In Walpole, Mass., to serv* as a visible, audibl* guide to the television audience when Omnibus takes up the subject of the Constitution. Touch of Ham "There's a bit of the ham In every trial lawyer," 'Welch said drily. "But I'm not being Integrated Into the program as an actor. I have no future as an actor. But I think I have a little future aa a lawyer." ,^_ Welch impresses you as the Ideal person to serve as a guide. Large but not florid, acute but not sharp, he's the sort of lawyer you want to call "Judge" because he shows vast wisdom of human nature. Character actors will play the many historic roles of the framers and changers of the Constitution. But they won't speak glib lines cooked up for them on Madison Avenue in 1956. In dramatic flashbacks they will speak the actual words written and spoken by the men who made and developed the Constitution. 75 Yeori Ago In B/ytheri/ie Members of the Junior High School faculty and their husbands and wives were entertained at an informal party Thursday night by Miss Monta Hughes at her home. The pupils in the third grade of Central School had a party in honor of President Roosevelt. Susie Taylor acted as Mrs. Roosevelt, Bill Hamilton as the President, and Gary Mason was master of ceremonies. Mrs. Harry Kirby has returned from Memphis where she has been undergoing treatment for two weeks. 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