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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, FEBRUAT 4, 1956 Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ^^ Entered as second class matter at the post-" office at BIythevillc, Arkansas, under act of Con- grew, October 9, 1817. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol BIytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. • By mail, .within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per vear, $3.50 for six months, $2.00 lor 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 And Moses stretched forth his hand tow* heaven and there was i thick darkne* In all the land of Egypt thrw day*:— Exodus 10:Z2. * * * It is always darkest just before the day dawneth —Thomas Fuller. BARBS Mora isn't the only one worrying about her figure. Dad's working on his income tax. * * * Having a good reason to have a. good opinion of yourself and keeping, it Well' hidden—that's personality. * * * About the only thing you can grow when sowing wild oats i« wiser. * * * The more sailon who tet marled the less the Navy hM <« wory about having enough firit mates. *, * * If it weren't for telephone poles and fire plugs nothing would make some auto drivers stop to think. The Bulganin Offer The United States cannot now or ever be a. party to any plan of world settlement which calls for dividing the globe into Communist and non-Communist spheres of influence. Our moral position before the world demands that at all times we speak and act for freedom. That is perhaps the chief reason why President Eisenhower could do no other than reject Russian Premier Bulganin's offer of a treaty of friendship between t-he United States and the Soviet Union. Bulganin's proposal, set forth in his letter to the President, is basically a program for gaining American acceptance of Russian conquests to date. We would be asked, in effect, to enter upon a new era of "Soviet-American friendship" in which we would do nothing at all to disturb Russian rule over millions of enslaved peoples. It is one thing to recognize, as we do, the existence of a military stalemale recognition, to condone, Soviet conquests in Europe during and after World War II. The only hope the enslaved have is America's moral suport, its dedication to the cause of their freedom. To abandon them would be unthinkable, even though it is thoroughly plain we cannot now do anything concrete about restoring their liberty. Furthermore, we have no assurance whatsoever that a treaty of friendship with Russia would be worth a ruble. Russia's path is strewn with broken treaties of this sort. They are maintained only so long as they are thought convenient and useful to the Kremlin. In this specific, too, it seems fair to conclude the Russian leaders imagined their offer might drive a wedge between us and Britain on the occasion of the Eisenhower-Eden conversations. The attempt was crude, and Britain already has prounounced it futile. The British understand no less than we that, a stroke of the Soviet pen will not bring peace, will not wipe away the many problems in the world's trouble spots. As Mr. Eisenhower observed in his written reply to Bulganin, America is ready now as always to negotiate sincerely for world peace. But to us the "spirit of Geneva," if it has had any meaning does not signify simply the discarding of belligerent posture in return for a mutually approved carving up of the world. It means active, sincere effort to solve the critical problems that are the true peril to peace. Russia lias so far shown no effort of that, kind. Its price for friendship, indeed for peace, is the West's endorsement of all the evil it has wrought. Even in the world nuclear force, free men need not thus court the "friendship' 1 of tyrants. \V« need not yield to their smilinjf blackmail, By keeping strong and united we can block their resort to violence, halt further conquest, and one day lift the yoke from the conquered. VIEWS OF OTHERS Terror in Chicago Not long: ago Gov. William O. Stratton of Illinois was meddling in the business of the state of Mississippi, urging U.S. Attn.-Gen. Herbert Brownell Jr. to investigate law enforcement in the Southern state in a search for evidence of civil rights violations. But is now seems that if Gov. Stratton is really keen on the subject of law enforcement he has a big enough problem right there at home to keep him busy. For a long time reports have been coming out of Chicago Indicating a growing reign of tenor by gangs of young hoodlums, many of them Negroes, who have been running wild on Chicago streets, and sometimes just assaulting them for the sport of the thing. Churches have curtailed evening services in some parts in Chicago so worshipers would • not be exposed to danger going to and from church in the dark. Recently, however, tlie juvenile violence in Chicago has broken out in a wave of crime unusual even for that crime-ridden city One day last week two teen-age Negro boys were hanging around a public school molesting girl students. A teacher noting the hoodlums were lointer. ing in a hallway outside his room, left to report them to the principal. One of the thugs grabbed him from behind and pinioned his arms and he was beaten on the head with some kind of an instrument, being knocked unconscious. The Negro youths were caught and admitted their guilt. Other youths, acting in groups described as "wolf gangs", have swaggered along sidewalks, attacking anyone who came along and seemed an easy victim. Chicago thought the "wolf gang" terrorism had reached a climax Tuesday night when a group seized another youth and he was stabbed to death in a struggle. But last night a gun-packing Negro youth shr.t and killed a veteran Chicago policemen and seriously wounded another as the officers were engaged in a routine checkup at a Negro jazz spot, reported also to be a hangout for narcotic addicts. Police officials in Chicago have ordered drastic measures in an effort to curb the outrages by teenage criminals. It is greatly to be hoped, of course, that the authorities will be able to get the situation under control. But it is obvious that Chicago has a very serious problem on its hands. Gov. Stratton would do well to keep his advice on law enforcement at home, where it is needed much more than it is in Mississippi. — Chattanooga News-FVee Press. Making Vandalism •Hard Work From a company manufacturing classroom equipment comes the announcement that it has developed a plastic desk top so hard it can withstand repeated blows of a claw hammer. Grave implications could be read into that development in view of Uie emphasis placed nowadays on personality adjustment in the schools. In times past lazy students entertained themselves by carving their initials on classroom desk tops. It's doubtful whether they would have exerted themselves if their desks had been made of impervious plastic. But in keeping with enlightened present-day attitudes it isn't deemed best to inhibit youngsters too severly in their expression of destructive in- sincts. That could warp their personalities and result in possible nervous disorders. Or so it's said. Therefore it isn't apparent that these indestructible desk tops are entirely consistent with present-day conceptions of child care. They could convert juvenile vandalism into hard work. It's true that the taxpayers might be saved some money over a period of years. But what's money where a possible threat of youthful frustration exists?—Oklahoma City Oklahoman. Doctor In The House? Home builders in the Chicago area are toying with the idea of hiring psychiatrists to help in the desiging of new homes. There may be much merit in this. But there are several other spheres in which psychiatrists — already In alarmingly short supply — may be needed more sorely. In designing new cars, ror instance, on our streets and highways. Or in figuring out how to get rid of frustrations incident to threading your way through traffic congestions or finding a place to park. Home, after all, is merely the place where you nurse your neuroses and bind up the psychic wounds inflicted by the great gasoline-powered outdors—Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY I'm just delighted. Our police (Hollywood, Calif.) are better than Scotland Yard.—Actress Ginger Rogers when police broke up a burglary ring that robbed her home. * * * Why I got so many shortstops I can't even remember their names. Of course Phil Rizzutuo Is still the best, but at his age (37) we got to have some help (or him.—Casey Stengel, Yankee Manager. * * * Not a single madman can be found who could console himself with the thought that our plans cannot be realized. — Nlklta Khruushchev, Red party boss, on the new Soviet five-year plan. * * * My own future In our party remains undetermined, whether to be a candidate for your (OOP) nomination or a worker In the ranka. —President Elsenhower ttlls "Saltile to Ike" diners. 'Button* . . . Pcnnonts . . .' Peter Edson's Washington Column — Committees Proposed to Replace River Valley Projects Like TV A Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hollywood and Grape VINE: It'« baseball-stars-in-Hollywood time, with Duke Snider leading off as an actor. But the world series hero, who plays himself In one of Robert Young's forthcoming "Father Knows Beat" telefilms, won't be sliding into gfMM paint like Chuck Connors and Leo Durocher. Says the Duke: "I'd rather face Whitey Pord with two strikes against me In the last inning of every game than be an actor." Connors, who gave up baseball for acting, Is njw a TV western hero, but he's refusing to join the argument over who has the fastest gun draw in the Hollywood west. Says Connors:- -• "I can't draw fast, but I can hit a ball further than any o t h e r v western hero." 'H Mario Lama does « movie for a certain film biggie, it will be a surprise. He clashed with him some months ago when the big wheel suggested that 25 songs be selected for a proposed Lanza movie and that the studio secretaries be allowed to choose the best ditties. Mario, who picks his own song material, stormed out of the conference. Not In The Script: Esther Williams, about why she left MGM: "You can be- at a studio too long. The blinders go on. They don't understand you. Your producers lose the fresh approach. All they ever did for me at MGM was change my leading men and the water in the pool. They never changed the stories." WASHINGTON —(NEA)— A new substitute for the river valley "authorities" like TV A—Tennessee Valley Authority—is now being proposed by the Eisenhower administration. It's a regional or river basin "Water Resources Committee" idea. Call it a WRC for short. First proposal for these new agencies Was recommended in the President's Water Resources Policy Report. It was recently sent to" Congress after 20 months of preparation by a Cabinet advisory committee under Secretaries of Interior McKay, Defense Wilson and Agriculture Benson. In an earlier Hoover Commission report it was proposed that existing authorities like Bonneville, Southwestern and Southeastern Power Administrations be made government corporations. The Hoover report recommended that their revolving funds be taken away from them. All their revenues would be turned into the U.S. Treasury. Their future activities would be limited to what Congress might approve in annual appropriations. Without going; into these proposals, the President's advisory committee tackles the problem from another sngle. The new Water Resources Committees it proposes would become the key agencies in a coordinated realignment 01' federal government functions. They would plan flood control, irrigation, navigation, hydroelectric power , prevention of stream pollution, fish and wildlife protecton and water supply for all domestic, industrial and agricultural uses. Each committee would be responsible for water resource development in any given drainage area. This could be a small basin life the naughty Naugatuck in Connecticut, the vast Central Valley in California, or the whole Missouri, Ohio and Mississippi systems. At the head of each WRC would be a nonvoting chairman appointed by the President. Members of the committee would represent each state drained in part by this particular river system, and a representative from each U.S. government agency involved in its development.- This could include Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation, Soil Conservation Service, Forest Service .Bureau of Public Roads, or what have they? The job of the WRC would be to prepare annual work schedules and budgets for carrying them out. Actual contracts, however, would not be let by the WRC directly. They'd be handled by the coordinating agencies of federal, state and local governments, each operating in its own field. Each local WRC chairman would be responsible to a new bureaucrat in Washington to be dubbed the "Coordinator of Water Resources." He would hang out in the executive office of the President to give out White House policy direction. The coordinator would also serve as chairman of a new, permanent "Interagency Committee on Water Resources." It would be made up with water resources in the Departments of Agriculture, Army, Commerce, Interior, Health Education and Welfare and the Federal Power Commission. This would be the top federal board of directors on water. It would have final authority to decide what part of every project should be carried out by each agency. Over at one side there would be an independent "Board of Review for Water Resources." It would consist of three qualified engineers. They would have no part in planning a river basin development. But they would have authority to recommend changes in plans made by the Water Resources Committees. Final decision would be left, to the President, however. This is the new governmental machinery which the Eisenhower administration proposes to pile on top of the 25 government agencies now handling water problems. Legislation is now being drafted for later submission to Congress. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service To a physician whose professional memory goes back 20 years or more, what has happened to lobar pneumonia seems almost incredible. This infectious disease of the lungs caused by a germ called the pneumococcus was one of the most widespread of the acute diseases and a real killer not long ago. In a typical case the disease starts suddenly with a severe chill generally lasting from 15 to 30 minutes or so. Shortly after the beginning of this chill the temperature begins to rise and the patient may complain of headache and general pains. Often pain in the chest or sine similar to that of pleurisy, is present. A dry painful cough sets in early. The breathing becomes more rapid. By the second or third day, unless steps have been taken earlier to bring about relief, the typical signs have become established. The expression is anxious, cold sores are present on the lips or nose, the breathing is rapid and the patient often complains of severe pain in the side. By this time sputum coughed up is slightly tinged with blood. The temperature tends to hover around 104 and 105. Until recently the condition remained about like this for seven to 10 days when, In favorable cases, a crisis occurred and rapid improvement set in. Remarkable results occur when either a sulfa preparation, or penicillin, Is given, the symptoms generally clear up rapidly. The temperature J rops, the cough disappears, the pain is relieved, the breathing becomes slow and normal and improvement takes place long before the crisis which was formerly awaited so anxiously. The use of the treatments now available has lessened the chances of dying from pneumonia about one In three to one In 20 or less. This Is one of the most amazing revolutions which has taken place in the treatment 1 of any disease In recent times, It Is still Important, however, to make the diagnosis early and start treatment as toon its possible. There Is risk In delay. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Thin Ice Helps Spade Double By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NDA Service Earlier this week we learned the danger of repopening on suspicion when the opening bid of one no- trump is passed around. Here's a hand in which I was guilty of the same dangerous action. It helped my son Jim and me win a national championship a couple of months ago, but we both knew we were on thin ice. When one no-trump was passed around to me, I hated to pass the East hand, but I also hated NORTH V85 • K1074 + J864 WEST EAST VAQ109SJ »K4 «J9J »Q89 493 *Q72 SOUTH (D) 4.A84 VJ1Z 4> A52 + AK10S Neither side vat. South Weal ' Norm BaM 1N.T. Pasa 'Pasa Double Pasa Past Pass Opening lead— 4> I to fely solely on a bid of two spades. Hence I tried a dangerous double. Jim opened the three of diamonds from the West hand, hoping that I would be able to lead hearts through declarer. Declarer played the seven from dummy, and I played the eight without the slightest hesitation. South won with the ace of diamonds and now had the Impression that Jim bad led from some combination headed by queen-jack. He didn't know the club situation, but he thought that he knew what was what in diamonds. Hence he led a small diamond towards dummy. Jim saw his chance and took full advantage of It. He played the jack of diamonds! This made South all the surer that Jim led from both honors and was now "splitting his equals." Hence South played low from the dummy. Jim now led his last diamond, and South confidently finessed dummy's ten. This allowed me to win with the queen. South never got a second diamond trick and never got to dummy for a club finesse. We wound up setting the contract three tricks, easily winning the board. If we hadn't managed to hornswoggle declarer in the diamond suit, South would have taken two diamonds, four clubs, and a spade, fulfilling his double contract. Grace Kelly's aproval of her mother's confessions, the "life and romances of my daughter," s the year's biggest eyebrow- lifter. A complete about face for Grace, wh'o always has protested that her private 1 Ife Is In the 'personal matter" department. It ill seemed much more romantic tntil mama started talking. To Rossano Brazil's lady fan?.. I dedicate this quote from Glvnis Johns, who co-stars with him in 'Loser Takes All": "He's a typical tnlinn, I suppose. It's difficult for i woman to know whether to be- .leve him or hot—especially when he's talking about love. 'When he's doing a love scene before the cameras, he makes you feel that he believes In it pas- ilonately and that you're the only .voman in the world. But the moment It's over he . can switch suddenly and talk about a completely unromanttc subject." Bob Mitchum still has a vivid memory of his one-right-after-another movie role days at RKO. I asked him how many of his pictures were in the 750 films sold by RKO to TV and he grimaced: "About 100." Bob just completed his role of a soldier of fortune in "Bandldo." which he gets mixed up with Mexican revolution. A special title on the film will set the year as 1918. The dating was demanded by the U.S. State Department to avoid offending any political factions south of the border. "Foreign Intrigue." which Bob made in Europe last summer, has resemblance, he says, to the TV show. "Only the trench coa .nd the title are left." Selected Shorts: Yma Sumac's taking golf lessons . . . Sophie Tucker celebrated another year- still a Red-Hot Mbmi at 68 . . . Janice Rule has co-star Ralph Meeker to thank for her movie comeback on Acapulco. His persistence sold the producer on the girl who never got around to marrying Farley Granger. The Witnet: Dorothy Dandridge sent Mary Martin a telegram con gratulating her on her performance in what Dorothy called "Repeater Driving License Are Ignored DETROIT (X">— Half of, all motorists in the state whose drivers' licenses are revoked or suspended continue to drive, says the Automobile Club of Michigan. It made a study in 40 Michigan cities" and a number of rural areas. Club General Manager E. 8. Matheson says the problem "is one of apprehension and punishment." He said "stlffer penalties would help." The current maximum sentence for the midsdmeanor Is 90 days In jail or a »100 fine, or .both. LITTLt LIZ The overage mon doesn't poy much attention to women's elc4hw-»ml«s« *»Wf «t wom«< In them, •*•• Pan." Cary Qrant, who should know, says Grace Kelly didn't meet Prince Rainier during filming of 'To Catch a Thief" at Cannes, as frequently reported. They met later when she returned there for the Film Festival. Cary expects a four-month location stay In Spain for "The Prid« and the Passion." He hasn't read the script but says: 'Stanley Kramer (the producer) tells me it's great. But it's adventure stuff, and you never know until you see it on the screen." UaTMarch /s a Big Man Now By BOB THOMAS LAS VEGAS, Nev. I*—No one Us ually t he p a Irons ohis f t LAS VEGAS, Nev. Wl—No one has caused as much of a stir in this celebrity-conscious town as a former movie bit player named Hal March. Usually the patrons of this modern gold gulch will stare briefly at famous faces, then return to the slot machines But that's not true of dapper, dark- haired March. While we were chatting in the bar of the El Rancho Veuas. a man came up to him and said: •"Hi, Hal—are you as nervous as you look on Tuesday nights?" March exchanged some pleasantries with the man. a total stranger who left saying, "So long, Hal, see you on Tuesday." This sort of thins haopens all over town, said March, who wasn't complaining a bit. He can remember the times when nobody recognized him. As most citizens realize. March is the emcee of The $64.000 Question. He was here for a brief visit with Candy Toxton. who is sitting out a six-week stay so she can acquire a Nevada divorce from singer Mel Torme. Candy and Ha! plan to marry here Feb. 17, when her term Is up. "She's the gal I waited for all *bese years," said March, who Is 36 and has never wed. "As soon as I saw her. I knew this was it." March said they will live in New York in an apartment he has bought. Although he was born and reared in San Francisco and spent a. large part of his career in Hollywood, he said he doesn't miss California—"except for my friends there." And no wonder. His career never really got off the ground until he went to New York and The $64,000 Question. His plans for the fall include * Broadway play, "The Brass Section." A veteran of vaudeville, burlesque. TV, radio and films, the stage remains the only medium he hasn't tackled. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville Mr. and Mrs. P. E. Black and daughter Betty are spending tdday in Memphis. Members of the Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club met at the home of Mrs. T. K. Mahan for a party Tuesday afternoon. Guests were Mrs. J. P. Friend, Mrs. Mac Williams and Mrs. Matt Monaghan. American Folklore was studied at the meeting of Chapter N of the P. E. O. Sisterhood Tuesday night at the home of Mrs. L. E. Old. Mrs. Farmer England^was leader of the program. President's Wife Answer to Today's Puzzle ACROSS 1 Wife of llth U.S. president, 4 Exist 5 Musical instrument! — ChiTdYeM 6 Card jam. Polk 7 Masculint 6 She prohibited nickname liquo'r and J Anger* dancing in the - House 11 Biblical mountain 13 Divides equally 14 Venerate 15 Lubricator! 18 Female de«'r 17 Malaysian canoes IB Grade of oil 20 Maintain! 22D*edi 25 Bitter vetch 26 Peel 30 Tropical mammal 32 Desert animal 33 Feminine appellation 34 Bay window 3! Soothsayer 3D Obtain 3D Iceland* M|a 40 Riven 43'Wapitt 48 With lightly 47 Health resort SO Leased !*2 More pungent 34 Breathes noisily In sleep SB All 99 A.iiMsmentt 17 Wlthen DOWN 1 Chalcedony 2 Martian (comb, form) | Rant monastery 10 Essential being 12 Succinct 13 Flies aloft IS Over (poet.) 20 Fall flower! 28 Bamboolike grass 29 Feminine name 31 Preposition 21 Bowling term 32 Cobalt (pl.) 22 High cards 23 "Old King 24 Narrative 27 Among 42 Intends 43 Formerly 44 Girl's name 45 Her husband was James Polk ' 47 Mix 36 Ridged plates 48 Father (Fr.) (electricity) 49 Greek god 37 Even (poet.) 51 Cornish town 38 Sample (prcflx) 41 Large plants 53 Route (ab.) (symbol) \

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