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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 3, 1956
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, FEBRAURAY 8, 19W 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 Representative!: Wallace Winner Co., New Yorfc, 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 suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. »6.aO per year S3.50 for six months, $2.00 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 For the transgression ot » land many are ihi;- princes thereof; but by a man of understandinr and knowledge the state thereof shall be prolonged. — Prov. 28:2. X ¥ * Our knowledge is the amassed thought and experience of innumerable minds. — Emerson. BARBS Why is it that when gossips get together their brains often stand still but their tongues keep running? * * * It'a no crime to loaf but a lot of folks are in j&y for taking things easy. * * * Beauty helps a girl to get dates and that's why »o much beauty sleep is lost. * * * Too many boys grow wild, according to a police judge. Not if they're home-raised. * * * A lion trainer says the first thing he learned was to keep on the right side of the beasts. That must mean the outside. Another 'Week' But a Worthwhile One Thers is more than a faint suspicion that the public has pretty well had it insofar as setting aside "weeks" for this and that. But National Children's Dental Health Week begins Monday and it is worthy of note. There is no reason why efforts to improve the deplorable condition of most of our children's teeth should begin and end with fluoridation, a dormant issue in Blytheville for the time being. To begin with the beginning, baby teeth are important. Diet and other factors in dental health should begin there. It does make a difference what happens to baby teeth. One local dentist estimates neglect of baby teeth, in 70 percent of his cases, results in further damage when the permanent teeth come in. In other words, the parent who neglects baby teeth isn't saving money in seven cases of every 10. Don't get the idea dentists are trying to slyly solicit business from juveniles. This town's busy dentists don't need business that badly and are more interested in keeping the children out f the dental chairs, both now and later, than in getting them in one. To summarize, dental disease is largely a sesult of neglect. It will be the purpose of Children's Dental Health Week to be sure no one is forgetting that our children, of all ages, are now building the teeth which are to be theirs (it is hoped) for the rest of their lives. Talk, Talk, Talk, Talk As American history unfolds, the focal point of our national energies shifts from time to time. In the roaring 1920's, up to the onset of the Great Depression, they were centered on Wall Street. The national story was one of business growth, exaggerated by the paper boom in the country's financial center. Will the depression, the spotlight shifted to Washington. Through economic distress, partial recovery, another great war and the first years of its aftermath, the capital maintained and enlarged its eminence. Virtually all the great decisions were taken there. During the 1950'a, however, the focus has moved part way off the capital, which now must share the spotlight with most of the rest of the country. The reason is simple: Gradually the story of the nation's economic development h»« emerged once more ** the most exciting aspect of American life. Ttw detail* of our upward ilurge toward hljrher living standards and levels of proiperitj' are ui tome way* almost in- credible. Yet they cannot put Washington in more than partial shadow. For the great decisions of war and peace must still be made there, and they override all else. The Cold War, our relations with our foreign friends, the state of our defenses, all are matters subject to daily review in the capital. Even with the great economic surge, Washington might still loom more importantly in our lives if it did not suffer —as it does—from certain serious failings. Men in the capital, particularly on Capitol Hill, have not shown the will needed to make some of the big decisions that fall within their province. While the country grows and thus redoubles its requirements for schools, hospitals, highways and other facilities, the lawmakers talk. Talk, debate, discussion are all part of the lawmaking and decision-making process. But at heart it must be earnest and to the point. Too much Washington talk is beside the point. Controversies swirl around topics that in the end do not matter. Even in the foreign field, where external dangers compel action, the politicians waste efndless time debating side issues. The volume of Washington talk is far too great on almost any subject you can name. Most of it is confusing rather than illuminating. Everything is run into the ground, to the" point of weariness and downright boredom. It is no wonder that what is going on outside Washington, the dramatic story of the country's continued expansion, is drawing more and more of our attention and energies. America lies action, a fact that much of Washington seems to have forgotten. VIEWS OF OTHERS Help for the Emotional The R. J, Reynolds Tobacco Company in \Vinston-Salem, N. C., maintains a factory chapel with an ordained minister in charge, and the plan is paying off In human and financial divideds. The Rev. Clifford. H. Peace for the last five years has helped workers in the plant to solve their emotional problems, to free themselves from tensions and to adjust- themselves more successfully to life. , .... During that time, 1,561 Corkers have met individually with Mr. Peace in 3.280 sessions. There are also weekly meetings with 15 separate groups with a total of 1,000 men and women. Some are members of the executive staff. Others are the lowest-rated workers. All have found that prayer and meditation in the chapel help them. "This is a place where through therapeutic listening our people can drain off such tensions as anxiety, anger, grief and built," the counselor said. "It is the one place where they can always Jind a way ot laying hold on a power by whcih they can live more adequately and creatively. "An employe never becomes a problem for management until first he has become a porblem for himself; the problem employe is one who has an emotional problem which he can neither solve nor escape. An employe does not breed tension among fellow workers until he has first failed to solve his own inner tension; he does not raise problems for management to solve until he has first afiled to solve his own problems." Big corporations are often accused of being heartless. Reynolds' recognition of employe problems and establishment of a chapel in an attempt to help solve them should go toward lessening such critic ism.—Greenville iS.C.) Piedmont. Possible Solution? From'the remarks of a White House official, we must conclude that the best way to eliminate the problems of government is to junk the Cabinet. When asked why a new appointment secretary for the President has not been named, the official replied: "If we appoint a secretary lor appointments, it would give the impression that we are ready to go back on a regular appointment basis. There would be more pressuure to get appointments to see the President. The same thing goes for a secretary of anything. You get one, and then you have problems day and night." So why not dismiss the. secretaries of defense, treasury and the other Cabinet departments? Maybe our military, monetary and other headaches would simply evaporate. We think not. But then we're not in the White House.—Jackson (Miss) State Times. SO THEY SAY I think we must face up to the possibility that Russia may be ahead of the United states in the field of guided missiles and In the race for the development of the intercontinental ballistics missile.—Rep. George Mahon <D., Tex.), head of the House Military Appropriations subcommitee. * * if. We are making it because we know that the H-bomb IS the aureat deterrent to aggression. —Britain's Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden. * * * If there was no reason before to change the 'steteshlp plan there (in Bombay, India), there are a million reMons for changing it now.—Prime Minister Nehru, of India, alter prolonged street rkiUni in Bombay, "This Deep It's Politics—This Deep It's Suicide'' NEA Service. Inc. Peter Edson's Washington Co/urn Water Policies of Hoover Group And Ike Show Few Similarities NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON _(NEA)— Comparison of the Hoover Commission's recommendations for a new U.S. water resources policy with President Eisenhower's Cabinet advisory committee shows few similarities. The general objectives are the same—to bring some order out of a horrible mess. It has grown into a national scandal because of a lack of central direction and the rivalries of 25 competing government agencies. The Eisenhower recommendations for correcting this situation were sent to Congress as the work of Secretaries McKay of Interior, Wilson of Defense and Benson of Agriculture. Actually, these three did little more than sign the report. It was drawn up by a sub-Cabinet committee of 30. headed by Undersecretary of Interior Clarence A. Davis. Serving with him were Assistant Secretaries George M. Roderick of Army and Ervin L. Peterson of Agriculture .They were aided by such technical experts as Maj. Gen. Samuel D. sturgis, Jr., chief of engineers. Surgeon General Leonard A. Scheele and the President's Coordinator of Public Works. Maj. Gen. John S. Bragdon, They met once a Week for more than a year and a half. They made no transcript of their proceedings. Between sessions the staff did research and prepared papers. But in the end they agreed on a report which they say is politically realistic. At one point. Gen. Bragdon made a comparison of Hoover Commission recommendations and the Davis committee's own findings. But Undersecretary Davis says they never took the Hoover report as a basic document and voted approval or disapproval of its findings. What they made was a completely Independent study. The Hoover report was not followed. In spite of this, Clyde T. Ellis, general manager of National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn. calls the President's paper a "Little Hoover Report." Leland Olds, former federal power commissioner and a leading public power, advocate, says it's worse. "What this report proposes to abandon." Olds told the U.S. Chamber of Commerce water resources conference in St. Louis, "is the whole concept of comprehensive, multipurpose river basin programs." So the fight is on. It is of more interest in the West, where water rights mean survival. But the northeastern U.S. floods of last year and the growing demand for water for industrial uses, plus stream pollution, make this a number one issue all over the country. The first of 15 recommendations by the Hoover Commission was that "Congress should adopt a na- tional water policy." The Eisenhower report dumps this recommendation right down the drain. "A uniform national blueprint for water resources development is neither practicable nor desirable, ' says the Eisenhower report. "Each area must be considered in the light of its own present and anticipated problems." In short, the Eisenhower plan looks to water policies developed by local interests, not by national policy. The Hoover report recommended that the Department of Agriculture upstream flood control program be transferred to Army engi neers. The Eisenhower report passes up any Idea of reorganizing any of the 25 government agencies now dealing with water resources. It recommends leaving them all in business at the same old stands— some even enlarged—but working together better in the future under a "coordinator." The Hoover Commission recommended that Federal Power Commission be given additional authority over the sale and production of all public power, and to raise power rates. The Eisenhower report took the position it was not politically realistic to get the government out of power production. It couldn't pass Congress, so why consider It? Sunday School Lesson— Written toe NIA SernM By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. ' Does God play favorites? I ask the question In all seriousness, as it has much to do with our conception of prayer, and our practice of praying. The question was forcefully suggested to my mind some years ago. I was traveling with a young aviator who had returned to his home in Canada, badly broken in health, after having flown in combat during the greater part of World War I. He had been through all manner of perilous adventures, and was the only man left of his original squadron. All the others were either dead or prisoners. His commanding officer had said to him: "You'll never he killed in the air." He seemed to have a charmed life. When I asked him how he accounted for such an experience, he replied, shyly: "I guess someone at home was praying." I knew that boy's mother, a supremely good woman. Her prayers, surely, would prevail with God, if anybody's could. Nevertheless the Incident set me thinking about prayer as I had never quite thought about it before. What about those other boys who went down to death in flaming planes? Was there no mother praying at home for them? Did God care? Or did He protect only those for whom someone prayed? There Is, of course, the larger question of all Providence concern- Ing life and death — the mysteries that seem to have no answer. But about prayer, It seme'd to me that there must be something more than, the fact that "someone »t home was praying." I think I found a partial answer In the young man himself. His, In a sense, was a dedicated life. A young dentist, he had gone overseas in the Army dents] service. He didn't need to do anything else to do his part in the war. But with no girl and nobody dependent upon him he went into the R.A.P. In the belief that the Air Force was the most dnngerous service, and he could give his life if need be. Afterward, he said, he "took oil his hat Lo the men in the trenches." In the midst of telling me Of some of his escapes ho said a strange thing: "flying gives you a great feeling of confidence." think in a measure It was a clue to what happened to him. We are apt to forget that all the promises concerning prayer are in the background of a dedicated life So many people think of prayer as a method of persuading God to do something that He would noi otherwise do. There seems a certain justification for this in the Parable of the Importunate Widow In Luke 18; but over against this one must put the plain words of Jesus In Matthew 6:5-15, especially verse 8. The point of the Parable in Luke 18 is not that Ood is like that unjust judge, moved by 1m portunity, but that as a just and loving God He reveals His will to those who earnestly seek Him. Prayer Is a life, a relationship, and not just a matter of formal words and requests. Prayer, to paraphrase the aviator's words can give us "a great feeling of confidence." The greatest and deepest of all petitions in the records of prayer is in the words of the Master: "Nevertheless, not My will, but Thine, be done." Honest Thieves HOUSTON, Tex. Uft—. The burglars who lifted $460 from a cafe here carefully rung up a "no sale" on the cash register. LITTLE L»Z "*£. ' —ill Ine toffle renew wno ww down a drink without o question wffl want the entire hlitory of (he of! he puts In his car. ,« A » JACOBY ON BRIDGE Tale of Two Bridge Signals By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NF.A Service In today's hand West signaled twice, but his second signal was based on more information and therefore p meant more. West opened the four of dia monds even though South had bid the suit. This particular South was known to be a deceptive bidder, and it was quite possible that the diamond suit Was his Weak spot. East put up the jack of diamonds, and South won the first trick with the king. Declarer next took the ace of clubs and led another club, upon which West dis carded the deuce of spades. WEST AA932 VQ74 » Q9843 + 7 NORTH J 4kK876 V AJ3 4VS 44 10<41 ' EAST *Q64 V 10 652 » J52 #KJ9 SOUTH (D) 4 J10 Pats Pass Pa» AK101 » A851 North-South vul. South Weil North East 1 » Pass 1 * 1 N.T. Pass 2 N.T. 3 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—* 4 West didn't want to betray the location of the ace of spades by a signal, and he wanted a diamond return anyway. Bust won the second round of. clubs and retur- ed the five of dlamods. South finessed the seven of diamonds. West had to shift to a different suit since It was unsafe to lead diamonds up to South, When West, led the three of spades, South put up dummy's king without tell- .file hesitation. The fall of the ten of spades from (he South hand WM clear Indication of how the Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Esther Williams said it — "I'll DRY Tomorrow" — and she's glad. The world's most famous mermaid isn't even damp in U-I's "The Gentle Web." her first "Loo!: ma, no pool" straight dramatic role after stardom in 21 aqua-musicals at MOM. • It's aiupcnte and violence for Esther Instead of ftyitlt and towels. She plays a young schoolteacher who Is framed by a high school football hero-rapist, and ei- cept for the lack of a blue-tiled pool, Esther beamed: "I'm still the same kind of a girl —sunny and well-adjusted. I didn't want a big change in character. 11 house: "Wide-screen windshield wipers." Dept of name dropping: A new French actress in town calls herself Marlene Garbo! • Roberta. Linn's singing act includes a medley of tunes composed by her late uncle, Al Dubin. Three are all-time greats: "Lullaby of Broadway," "42nd Street" and "I Only Have Eyes Tor You." Two Dubin songs she passed up: "He Pound a Bachelor Button In His Black-Eyed Susan's Bed" and "H Nobody In the World Don't Want You Go Back to the Old Folks at Home." just wanted to be dry. But first I had to turn down all the scripts about mermaids and South Sea Island pearl divers. "Sure, I'll swim again. But only for dramatic reasons. I read a story about a girl who has to escape from a killer by swimming. She has to swlrn faster than his boat. That's what I mean by dramatic reasons." The Wltnet: Producer to star who had iust read his latest film | script: "How would you play the role?" Star, with a wince: "Under an "turned name." Not in the Script: Zsa Zsa Gabor about her "new" personality: "Always I made with the funny jokes about men. But I never sot any good roles. Now I don't make any jokes about men and I get good parts." A drive-in movie theater in San Fernando valley marqueed it "Grace Kelly in 'Moganibo 1 " following her engagement to Prince Rainier. No mention of Clark Gable or Ava Gardner .who never exnected the no-bHIinir treatment when they made the qirture with a pretty, unknown blonde. —Edgap Bivgen on why be'i maintained an office in the tame build- in f for 11 years, someflitnj of a record for permanency: "I can't move. I own the buUdtoff." Dale Robertson will be offered as a rodeo attraction this summer. He has his career gunslghts on a movie and TV western hero career . . . Vanessa Brown is puzzled and miffed over a report (hit she and Janice Rule souared off in a hrfir- pulllntr contest. The nals haven't seen each other since-they were in Broadway plays at the same time a little over » year ago. Terry Moore is in New York, so is her mom and so is her handsome millionaire mystery adorer. There's more to this romance than Terry has admitted, including a trip to the Tjatin-Amerlcan country where he lives. This Is Hollywood. Sfr», Jones: The doll who chauffeurs Gregory Peck in a station watron every morning to the set of "The Man In the Gray Flannel Suit" In hU new bride, Veronlque PluMnl. Eyebrow-1 i f t i n g confession about the film industry's refusal to give "The Man With the Golden Arm" a seal of approval. It comes from Martin Qulgiey, trade paper publisher and co-author of the film censorship code. Says Qulgley: 'Some of the producers who voted 'no' to amending the code provision (for "Man With the Golden Arm") have bought or are more actively seeking to buv story material based on narcotic themes. The obvious presumption is that the Code will be changed at a convenient time." Sign In a Hollywood auto supply land lay. Declarer led another club from dummy, and East won with the king. This time West discarded the three of diamonds. This signal said. "Don't lead diamonds," just as his earlier signal had said, "Don't lead spades." Which signal was East to believe? East properly believed the later signal. A switch to spades now produced two spade tricks, defeating the contract. If East had continued the diamonds, South would have made his contract. Marie's Sex, Ken's Cracks Hit in Vegas By BOB THOMAS LAS VEGAS, Nev. WV—Were was Marie Wilson doing her striptease with wide-eyed innocence. And there was Ken Muiry in the audience brandishing his unlightea cigar and making rakish asides. It was like old times. Little had changed but the title. Now it was blackouts of 1956 instead of 1M2. He was the same brash Ken Murray, except that his brush- topped hair was graying "That's what TV did to me." and Marie was still Marie—all of her. Even the jokes were the same Marie "Here is a poem I have writ—wroten—all right, so it's rotten.") But they still convulsed the packed audience in the Venus Room of the Hotel New Frontier. The Blackouts success story is being repeated all over again in Las Vegas. The show ran seven years at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood.) Ken and Marie are being held here six weeks and can return later this year for 8 or 12 weeks at $20.000 per week. "It's sensational," Ken enthused between shows. "Marie and I Hadn't worked together for seven years. Yet we picked right up where we left off without a break-in. "Two Saturdays ago. we_ broke the record set by Sammy Davis Jr. on New«Year's Eve. And last Saturday we broke our own record. Of course, there's a good reason why we draw. This town is supposed to get 50 per cent of its trade from southern California some say as high as 80 per cent), (some say as high as 80 per cent), see Blackouts at the El Capitan. So you can understand why they want to see it again." Perhaps the main reason for th« show's success is the happy wedding of two talents—the brash, wise-cracking Murray and the innocent sex of Marie. Both have had success in other mediums as single performers. But they are seldom as surefire hits as when they appear together. 75 Years Ago In B/ythevi/le Lloyd Plorman, who has been attending the University of Texas at Austin, has transferred to the University of Arizona at Tucson. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Gray and Mrs. Leslie Hooper are spending today in Memphis. Roland Bishop was elected president of the Kings Glory of the Senior B. T. U.'s at First Baptist Church at a meeting Monday night. Mrs. Edgar Borum had as her weekend guest Miss Kathryn Greene of St. Louis. Empty Spaces Answer to Today't Puztl* ACROSS 1 and reel 4 About 8 Just a stupid 12 Lemon 13 Literary scraps 14 Window 15 Folding bed 16 Speech 18 Soviet citadel 20 Short cook 21 "I smell a 22 of Capri 14 Sings softly 26 Jewel 27 the climax '30 Prayer 32 Bridge holding 34 Wall icctioni 35 Rubber 36 de France 37 and buried 39 The • of your lit* 40 Wagers 41 Precious Itone 42 the decks 45 Gift , 49 Forgiveness • 91 And not 92 Mine entranct S3 Gaelic 94 Muiicil •yllabl* 99 Tsnglti 58 Golf mounds MXmrvat* DOWN 1 and ruin »**«!» 3 Decide 4 Flaw 5 Opposed 6 Felines like it 7 Compass point 8 A tire 9 of the Midnight Sun 10 upon a time 11 Drink mads with malt 17 coaster 19 Billiard shot 23 Cloyed 24 Indian 25 River in 27 Hinged windows 28 High cardl 29 Impudent 31 Seniors 33 Nostrils 38 Reach toward Soviet Russia 40Lur« 26 Beiinnini 41 Heredity units 50 Place 43 Stuff 43 Helen of Troy'i methefl (niyth.) 44 Give forth 48 Flower | 4? Ibsen heroiM' 48 Snare

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