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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 25, 1955
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PAOI SIGHT BLYTHEVTLL1! (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25, 1055 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER KEW8 THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, AsslsUnt 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 Blythevillc, Arkansas, under act of Congress. October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service B maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year, $3.50 for six months. $2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone, »12.50 per ye&r payable in advance. MEDITATIONS And he healed many that were sick of divers diseases, and cast out many devils; and suffered not the devils io speak, because they knew him. — Mark 1:34. # * * The water owns a power Divine, And conscious blushes into wine; Its very nature changed displays The power Divine that it obeys. — Sedulius. BARBS Scientists claim that our remote ancestors had no chins. The best thing we can do with ours is keep 'em up! * * *• The average doctor if said to know about 25,000 words. The most monotonous ones are "stick out your tongue." * * * More men Uian women live to be a hundred, taking the kick out at tht idea Ihmt the fata Ulk themselves to death. * * f Success comes to people who move their work, says a college professor,. But not just so they can put their feet up on a desk. * * # lot« of kids are always ready to start something-, b»t are never around when Mom want! something started. * * .* A philosopher says folks should hare a dally hour for mediatatlon. That's easy, when you're waiting for buses. The Hand on the Helm The government has been running long enough now without President Eisenhower in full control for us to be able to weight some of the effects. At all levels up to and including the members of his Cabinet, the federal establishment appears to be operating without a hitch. This does not prove that Mr. Eisenhower had no role in the daily functioning of the executive departments. By their own testimony, Cabinet officers recently have made clear they themselves are now handling about nine tenths of the matters they formerly took up at the White House. That they are able to do this is a compliment to their resourcefulness and sure-footedness. It is a tribute as well to Mr. Eisenhower for choosing department leaders equipped to move into this branch and able to organize their operations to produce such smooth results. This development suggest, too, that that pehaps some or all Cabinet men were bringing problems to the White House that all along they could have met without its aid. Very likely the presidency needs reform to reduce not only excessive document-signing but the ritual of the "minor conference." At the topmost levels, of course, the government has been functioning on the frailest skeleton basis. Fortunately for the United States, the domestic and world situation in this interval has nowhere been critical. Nothing has happened to damage seriously America's interests. Nothing has demanded the President steady and concentrated attention. But we must recognize this for what it is — sheer luck. The true measure of the President's importance can be taken from the fact that at the earliest moment allowed by his doctors in a parade of high government officials began to his bedside in Denver. Even in this relatively tranquil period, there is a range of problems that only Mr. Eisenhower can try to solve. When government becomes a matter of choices, he alone can decide among them. For he alone has detachment, and thus some perspective on any conflict of views. Moreover, the President is held responsible for the key decisions of his ad- minstration. It is fitting therefore, that he make them. We can thank our lucky stars that Mr. Eisenhower'* illne«» cam* in thi» quiet time. Our experience since Hie fateful day if his attack lias been that, however the routine of government is managed, there is no substitute for the lonesome man at the top. A great nation trying to thread its way through even the most ordinary complexities of the world of 1955 has constant need of the power of decisive leadership. The President—and no other— provides that power. Disquieting Viewpoint CIO President Walter Reuther says automation—automatic operation of industrial processes — should bring the country higher living standards. But he fears this advance may come at heavy cost in human suffering and unemployment unless government does some things he recommends. His list includes a shorter work week, higher minimum wage, more liberal Social Security, some of price control, tax cuts for low and middle income families. In various times and circumstances, any of the suggested measures may be seen as desirable. But Reuther's ready espousal of the entire catalog is troubling. He complains about the easy assumption of many that the problems of automation will more or less solve themselves. Others might feel that he errs just as badly at the other extreme in assuming that government and more government is the answer to ail our future economic problems. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Dixie Family Today's gathering of some 2,000 members of the Williams clan at Graceville is an expression of a widespread Southern belief in the importance of the size of the annual Williams festivity gives it quent and happy events in the Southland, though the size of the anuar Williams festivity gives it a unique place among these observances. This strength of family ties has played a great part in Southern life. It has given Southerners a sense of community which might otherwise have been lacking in the spacious plantation and frontier society of earlier times. It has kept alive the Southern consciousness of a proud heritage, and has been the vehicle for handing down the knowledge of heroism and privation in the past. It has given Southerners n sense of the variety of human potentialities and has fostered constructive individualism by promoting a deeper know- edge of the inward depths of character. This latter influence of the ties within a big family group has been cited by literary critics as a partial ex- ptiintion of the modern Southern ascendancy in literature. Malcolm Cowley, for instance, has written: the South alone has preserved what sociologists call the extended family or clan—that is, a group which includes aunts, uncles, and even distant cousins ... From earliest childhood the Southern novelist has been acquainted with a great diversity of character and lie finds it easy to present them in act- tion. Northenrners travel more widely, but they know few persons intimately." Not only can a Southern writer depict rich "characters" because his own family includes so many of them—but many a Southern leads his life in the inspiration a line family tradition that brings him strength from the past. "Thou shalt bring no shame upon mv name" is a living commandment in Dixie, and it lives thr- ugh preservation of the family as a meaningful unit.—Florida Times-Union. A Real Champion That word "champion" is overworked all the time and misapplied part nf the time. Sometimes it doesn't mean anything at all. For example, the chiimpion pole sitter, the champion mara- thonner at the piano or on the bicycle or on the dance floor, all reflect a silly use of the word. But there is a champion up near BoonviHe, Miss., who bestows respect on the term. He is Lamar Ratliff, a kid of Ifi, who has harvested 30-1 bushels of corn from one acre of land. No man or boy in the world had ever done that, according to the available records. Jonathan Swift, describing Lemuel Gulliver's visit to Brobdingnag, wrote: "And he gave it for his opinion, that whoever could make two ears of corn, or two blades of grass, to grow upon a spot of ground where only one grew before, would deserve better of mankind, and do more essential service to his country, than the whole race of politicians put together." Sonic pumpkins, that Boonviltc (arm boy.—New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY If co-existence is to be permanent it must be taken In large closes.—Georgi Malcnkov, former premier of Russia. * * * This 1955 Communist cry of "drop the base*" reminds me of the 1945 Communist cry of "bring the boys bnck home." Lfit us learn from our mistakes of yesterday.—George Meany, AFL. ¥ •¥• * I can only conclude Unit those who fear impartial investigation of the Loyalty-Security programs do so because they are afraid of the truth. The positions they have taken nnrt the reputations they have' built up are interwoven with these programs.™Dr. Robmt M. Hutchtns, president, Fund lor the Republic. "Splendid, Mr. Molotov—Now Down to Business" I Peter Ed son't Washington Column — Maj. Eisenhower Is Army Man And Knows Little About Politics WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Officers and their wives out at Ft. Belvoir, Va., where Maj. John Eisenhower is stationed, have leaned over backwards to. treat him like any other soldier. But one ventured to ask him the other day about the political situation. His answer was: "I can't talk about politics because I don't know anything about it. But if you want to ask any question about the Army, I'll try to answer because that's my field." This may come us a blow to Armour, Swift, Cudahy and Wilson, but it's the concensus of experts on the subject from Communist countries here that American hot | dogs are tasteless. At the Russian embassy a couple of afternoons ago ft was claimed that U.S.-type hot dogs aren't spiced enough. The Russian hot dog, it was revealed, has lots of garlic, pepper and herbs. They're served at sports events, too. Harry Truman reports in his memoirs in Life that Joseph Stalin had a slight heart attack in July, 1945, just before the Potsdam Conference. But Stalin lived more than seven years before he died of a reported brain hemorrhage. At the time of his heart ailment he was 65 years old. the same age as President Eisenhower. Yugoslav Embassy official Josit Dei'ranceski and his wife had a big reception at their house the other night to kind of break ground for the embassy's ambitious for- mal winter social season. What they really broke was. every guest's head the next morn ing with a slivovitz hangover. Slivovitz is a favorite Balkan drink distilled from plums. And, appro-. priately, instead of spots the next morning you see plums spinning around. It was a good party before next morning arrived, however, and the smoked oysters were sensational. Political opponents of Vice President Richard Nixon are watching his every move like hawks to catch any bit of political fodder to be used against him. They're having trouble, however, and one says wistfully: "If he'd just do something like serving French wine at home it would kill him off politically in California." You never know whether you will be a wallflower or the center of the stage at a cocktail party here A couple of months ago radioactive fall-out experts were the rage. Today they're ignored and the most popular type is the heart specialist. around the sagging; buffet table which offered four huge salmon platters, breast of chicken in jelly, small cakes covered with thick frosting, Spanish rolls and stuffed eggs. At the party Mrs. Ambassador revealed that she had just returned from Spain with fabulously expensive nth century Flemish tapestry and the brand-new snappy portrait of Franco in a naval uniform. She has decorated the embassy into one of the fanciest in town. They're .attaching political significance to everything these days, including the fact that Tom Dewey is coming to town to make a speech for ' the National Civil Service League career ...awards dinner in December?"—— Plans were also being made to invite Marilyn Monroe for the event, but she turned out to be too controversial. Besides it might start more talk about a lady VP. Spanish Ambassador Don Jose Maria de Arellza entertained for his country's "Fiesta de la Raza," meaning "Feast of Culture." Most popular item of culture at the lavish affair was the political variety being handed out by Len Hall. GOP national chairman. He didn't say anything he hadn't said before, but the guests loved it. The stomach culture centered There has long been a suspicion that some of the plump, heavy- bearded Russian types which you see with increasing frequency around town have been hired from some actor's bureau for atmosphere. Other night at the Czech embassy some wise dame went up to one of these bearded guests to test the theory. "What c!o you hear from Khrushchev?" she asked him. "Only what I read on the United Press wire," the man shot back. He's Jim Cunningham, a UP reporter who doesn't like shaving. the Doctor Says Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. To me, at least, the diagnosis o an unusual condition is the mos interesting part of medicine one such problem is brought up ii today's first letter. Q—Off and on for some two or three years, my knees (sometimes only one) wil] become slightl> puffed and heavy- I have though I could trace this to eating such things as ice cream, milkshakes or chocolate candy with rich cream fillings. Does this sound plausible? — Mrs. L.M. A—I can only guess at the na tore of this condition but it does suggest the possibility of a rare and peculiar condition of the Joints known as intermittent hydrarthros- is. The striking feature of thii condition is that it comes and goes periodically and has a tendency to effect the knee Joint. This coming and going is usually rather regular, lasting four or five days and disappearing for 10 or 11. Its cause cannot often be definitely determined though frequently suspicion is thrown on some allergic condition and it is sometimes associated with hives. Of course, there are other possibilities in Mrs. M.'s case but it would also be interesting for her to eliminate all foods containing chocolate to see what would happen to the trouble with her knees if she does so. Q—I am 58 yea)*s old and all of a sudden developed a terrific pain in my chest. The doctors said :t was hardening of the arteries, but did not tell me anything else.— Mrs. A. C. A—A sudden pain such as described makes one think of difficulty with the coronary arteries supplying the heart muscle. There is, however, insufficient information In the letter to be sure and all one can say is that Mrs. C. should make every effort to have a diagnosis reached so that she will know how this should be handled. , Q—My 16-year-old daughter gets dizzy spells and is unable to remember things that happen during the day, such as conversations,;room events, find the like. Is it something to be concerned about? — Mrs. S. A—Assuming that the 16-year- old girl is not just holding back from her mother on purpose, one •would say that this is a fairly serious sign and that she should be taken to a nerve specialist or psychiatrist. Q—Is it true that aspirin if taken directly before or after drinking beer or soda pop is fatal? — Reader. A—Not ordinarily. There are, some who become poisoned by aspirin and if one needs this drug for a headache or something else, it would doubtless be better to take it instead of beer or soda pop. rather than before or after these beverages. Q — Should a person taking any form of medication be allowed to drink alcohol? I was always under the impression alcohol destroyed the potency of drugs. — Reader. A—The answer depends on the kind of drug and what it is taken for. But I should doubt that there are any drugs the action of which is helped by the simultaneous consumption of alcoholic beverages. Q—Would you please explain why skin tests are sometimes positive when X-rays of the lungs do not show signs of tuberculosis? —Mrs. B.A. A—Ordinarily the skin tests for tuberculosis are positive when the person tested has been exposed to the germ causing tuberculosis and has had them in the system. Most people conquer these germs In small quantities but still develop the positive skin test. If the germs lave not caused much of an inflammation in the lungs (where they most commonly go the chest X-rny may show no signs of the tubercu- osls infection even though skin tests has turned from negative to positive. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Long Suit Set Up by Rutting By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service In today's hand we carry the principle of ruffing a bit further than we have in other articles in| this series. South must establish hisj long; diamond suit by rufiing as often as possible in the dummy. West opens a trump, suspecting that declarer is relying on ruffini \YEST * 1097 V 1087 # K i)4 + K975 NORTH K AKJ42 VK643 »7 + J632 EAST AAQ865 ¥9 » Q 10 6 5 + Q108 SOUTH (D) WHEN a person says, "Sonic- body ought to do something about .his." he isn't referring to himself. — Jackson (Miss.) State Times. 4V VAQJ52 • AJ932 *A4 East-West vuL West .NMtb Pass 2 V Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 7 values. A trump lead is often best in such a situation. South'wins with the jack of hearts and should lead a spade at once instead of beginning on the dia-j monds. Before we discuss the success of the spade play, let's see what would happen If South began instead with the diamonds. He would cash the ace of diamonds, ruff a diamond In the dummy, return to his hand with the ace of clubs, and ruff another diamond in the dummy. There would then be no convenient way to get out of dummy, so the defenders would get their chance to lend a second trump eventually no matter what South Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON* NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively yours: Hollywood's Miss AWOL of 1951-'52-53 and '54, Gail Russell, is back on the movie reservation "because I didn't know I had so many friends and it finally got through to me that I was letting down all of them." It's a movie comeback for stil gorgeous Gail after almost a five- year "personal battle" with hersell in and out of sanitariums—and headlines. One-time queen of Paramount and one-time wife of Guy Madison, she's returned to the film cameras as Randolph Scott's leading lady in "Seven Men Prom Now,' at Warner Bros. "And from now on, she told me "I hop*- it will be one picture after another because theres nothing; like work, physically and mentally. , Gail about her ''vanishing after agreeing to a movie role about a year ago: "I got up to the line but I just didnt make it. The Last Desperate hours of the Dean Martins, just before they separated, took place the night Paramount premiered "The Desperate Hours. Jeanne flashed Dean the legal separation news on the phone from Palm Springs just a few hours before he was whooping it up at the premiere. Hush-hush plot of Marlon Brandos first western, "To Tame a Land, will have him playing one of those "he-killed-20-men-by- thetime-he-was-20 badinen. . . . For some strange reason, the Katharine Hepburn-Rossano Brazzi flicker "Summertime, has been tagged "Summer Madness for its British run. . . . Spike Jones and Helen Grayco are pondering a chunge of residence from Hollywood to New York, where a big TV show is In the making for them both. Nancy Kellys First Hollywood emoting in 10 years in the film version of "The Bad Seed has Director Mervyn LeRoy predicting: "Shes going to teach some of these Hollywood dames how to act. Nancys recreating the mother role she played in the controversial Broadway hit. Its about a "born had" 10-year-old girl who commits three murders based on the plots theory that she inherited the killer instinct from her mur- dvess grandmother. But movie censor.s insisted on a different ending from the play, in which the tot survives an overdose of sleeping pills given to her by mama, who kills herself. LeKoy's keeping (he movie end- Ing a, secret at the moment but Nancy says: "None of the plays values have been lost. Thats why I'm here. Seven members of the New York play cast, including 12-year-old Patty McCormack. are in the movie, which LeRoy is filming for standard-size screens. Says he: "It doesnt matter how big. but how good. This one is a Scrip'ta- scope. Latest "Martin and Lewis Special on the Paramount studio cafe menu: "High Calorie Diet—$6-1,000. Egg Foo Fish, Almond Crisp Plateau. Salmon Egg With Egg Shell (to be eaten in the isolation booth only. Notv its a theme song for TV spectaculars and It couldnt be more appropriately titled—"Ninety Minutes Is a Long, Long: Time. Mary Martin and Noel Coward team up on the lyrics to open their Oct. 22 CBS spectacular. Hear It Now: Sidelight on the Eva Gabor-Ty Power romance. Eva created the role of the lusty maid in ihe Broadway hit, "The Happy Time. But when it was filmed, Linda Christian, then the current Mrs. Power, played Eva's role. LITTLE LIZ did. South leads a spade to begin with partly in the hope of establishing a trick in the suit and partly to provide a way of getting back to his hand later on — by way of ruifing spades. West plays a low spade, and South agonizes about whether to play the jack or the king from dummy. As it happens, South cannot possibly guess right; and East wins the trick. i East returns a club, and South [ tabes the ace of clubs at oace. He | then cashes the ace of diamonds,) ruffs a spade in his hand, and ruffs j another diamond in dummy. ! By this time South knows that the diamonds are breaking 4-3. He can afford to overtake the king of hearts with the ace, draw the last trump with the queen, and give up one diamond. South's last trump gets the lead back for him so that he can cash the last diamond as his tenth trick. Some people talk so fast they say things they haven't even thought of yet. •CHLH Q—The bidding has been: North Eut South We*1 I Heart Pass 1 Spade Pass I N.T. Pass ? You, South, hold: *AJ!065 V32 «Q9<«4 *« What do you do? A—Bid two diamond!. Too w»nt to pl»y at * put score In »ne of your lone salts. No-trump stems unsafe, considering youi distribution. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 4AJ1065 V3» «AQJ42 *l What do you do? Fulton Statue Is Restored NEW YORK (ifi— An 83-year-old statue of Robert Fulton, the steamboat inventor, now has a home and a head. The zinc statue, more than 10 feet tall, had stood at various outdoor sites in New York City. It suffered deterioration from the weather. Finally it was placed in storage, with the head removed to avoid breakage.. But now it has been placed in a loggia of the Museum of the City of New York, with the head attached. FALLS from ladders, stairs and other heights cause twice as many deaths in the U. S. as lung cancer, a researcher says. Besides, smoking is a lot more fun than painting the house or fixing the roof. — New Orleans States. A FELLOW, went West for his health- In a few weeks he died and the body was shipped home for burial. Some of his cronies were paying their respects at the funeral parlor. One of them remarked, "The trip must have done him good. He looks better than when he left." — Mattc-on (111.) Journal- Gazette. TV-Screen Actress Answer to Previous Puzzle' ACROSS 1 Actress,of screen and video, Byington 7 She appears in a television 13 Term in horseshoes 14 Everlasting (poet.) 15 Stage whisper* 16 Military overcoat 17 Modulated DOWN IThin board 2 Mexican coin 3 Precipitation 4 Notch. 5 Poverty- stricken A Grains (ab.) 7 Dry, as wine 8 Russian storehouse fl Remunerated 10 Press 23 Poker stake 44 Music drama 24 Plant part 45 Asiatic sea 26 She acts with 46 Diminutive of David 11 Grafted (her.) 28 Hodgepodge 47 Presage 12 Observes 29 "Emerald Isle" 49 Lengthy 20 Moral 30 She is a 50 Royal Italian 18 Window carts P rinci P Ie « comedienne 10 Br^vt^f 2I Missile 3' Mistakes 19 Brood of 22 Rendered fat 40 Defeated of swine 42 Taut pheasants 21 Hawaiian wreath 22 Endure 25 Golfer's device 27 Accomplishes 31 Social insect 32 Head covering 33 Ignited 34 Route (ab.) 35 Devote* 38 War iod 37 Greek township 39 Letter of the alphabet 40 South African 41 Rights (ab.) 43 Fish t|gs 41 Idolize 41Whlteni 52 Girl's name M Bristly 55 Reluctant M30 (Fr.) 57 Eyes of camera* U Texas — family name 51 Soothsayer 53 Roman bronzs 54 Steamer (ab.)

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