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PAGE BLYrrrevnxE CARK.) couRrEft MONDAY, OCTOBER 4, MM THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER ,;EWS co. H. W HAINES. Publisher HARRY A HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager S6!e National Advertising (upresentttlvci: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. OOicago, Detroit, Atlant*. Memphis. Entered as second class matter it the post- office 8t Blytheville, Arkansas, under »ct o( Con- grej«, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES" By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service it maintained, 25c per (reek. By mail, within a radius o! 50 miles, »5.00 per year. $2.50 for MX months. J1.25 lor three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations He trusted in the Lord God of Israel; M that after him was none like him among all the kings of Judeah, nor any that were before him.— II. Klngt 18:5. # * * "Eyes to the blind!" Thou art. O God! Earth I no i^.'^er see. Yet trustfully my spirit looks to Thee.—Neal. Barbs It's homemade grape Juice season, so dad isn't the only pop in the basement. * * * Have you noticed how moat of the "why don't you" people Mldom do, thenuetres? * * * The handwriting on the wall Is usually > pretty good indication that the house is rented. • * * 1> A woman In an Indiana town was crowned "Miss Smile*." We could crown some folks who never do. * * * The «LVerage woman buys 3.5 hats per year. We've seen lots of the ones that must be the .51 The Future of FDR, Jr. When Franklin D. Roosevelt, Jr., made it to Congress a few years back, the more apoplectic detractors of the Roosevelt clan quickly foresaw—in their imaginations—his climb to th political hights his father occupied. Tha New York magazine summarized their distress in a cartoon showing an irate gentleman propped up in a hospital bed, a thermometer jammed between his teeth, and an icebajr on his head. A doctor taking his pulse tried to soothe him with: "Don't worry. 'That boy' isn't in Ihe White House yet." Perhaps these detractors took con- isderable heart when FDR, Jr., failed to win the Democratic nomination for New York governor. They may have thought, wishfully, that this put up finish on the young man's larger ambitions. But of course it does not. Roosevelt shrewlely accepted nomination for state attorney general .when the nomination for governor went to Averell Barrimnn. And that was a move that can hardly fail to nuture his more distant hopes. If Harriman wins, Roosevelt will be prominently placed in the line of succession. Should Harriman lose, Roosevelt's prospect of getting the next shot at the job will be greatly enhanced. Most important of all for Roosevelt's political future, he has taken a step that will put him in good stead with his party political managers. His gubernatorial candidacy, though it had a good deal of upstate "regular" support, tended to be a sort of lone-wolf operation without the blessings of the powerful Sew York City leaders. But now he has proved himself sporting enough to accept defeat in that aim, to accept a subordinate nomination, and lend the strength of his imme to the Democratic ticket. For thus being "regular" the New York City bosses may remember him more kindly in 19?8. especially if Harriman does not make it this time. Roosevelt's mistakes in 1954 seemed to be that he tried to go ahead too fast, and that he relied on the wrong people to get him there. He thought he could build up such strength that the New York City leaders would have no choice but to take him. But they foresaw that if he won on that basis he would owe them practically nothing and therefore would be almost totally unmanageable. Nothing so distresses a political manager as odes being denied the opportunity to manage. Having now bowod gracefully and made himself a member of the "team, Roosevelt may in future years win ths New York City backing he could not compel this time. For ths leaders have forced him to slow down, to observe their own rules, to be "regular." That surely is their major concern. For they are not unmindful of the magic of the Roosevelt name at the polls. They just want the star to be hitched to their wagon, and lo have the vehicle roll when they think the time is right. VIEWS OF OTHERS Please Drawl, VAN Miss Tennessee, a comely IHK.S who won a J10 ( 000 scholarship lor finishing among the top 10 in the recent "Miss America" conicsl. >b reported In the press as .sayinn she will use her prize to pay tuition at tin' 1'a.sndcnii playhouse. Her reason: "To get rid ol my .Southern accent which don't think would go well on television." Come no*, Miss Tennessee! Do you really mean you are seriously planning to eliminate the sugar from your speech? Can it be that you wish to erarrange your enunciation so as ta suoticl like every other young and beautiful girl in television or the movies? Is It your desire to conform to a pattern of speech that will render you indistinguishable In the mob? Can It he that you want to swap your purr for a burr? If your speech Is a.s heavily coated with .sorghum as sonie I have heard, or If you can't carry a tinal "g" in a bushel basket, 1 have no criticism to offer except your Intention "to get rid" of the accent. Dear Miss Tennessee, don't get rid ol It—modify It. I'll go aloni; with you on the theory thiit an authentic bottom land cornfield Southern accent wouldn't go well on television or in the movies As you know, Honey, most of us in the South do not speak as if we were holding H mouthful of hot mush—but some do. And on this basis 1 can sympathize with your ambition. But certainly don't want to be Indoctrinated with the nasal twang of New England or the flattened speech of the Midwest. That would be as dlsastcrous as maintaining the .status quo provided the status Is too syrupy and the quo Is wrapped In flannel. 1 trust however, lhat you realize the most pleasing enunciation ol nil Is the Southern accent Unit has been modified by putting n slight corner on the "Rs" and retaining a suspicion of the final "g". —Atlanta Journal. Sacrificial Pants Better nvon Lhiin finding n quarter in fin old pnnls pocket, there comes a warm glow when {rugA 1 search o( yesteryear's wardrobes for still- wcurnble giub yields nostalgic evidence of bygone noble sacrifice. They they are — Die old culflcss trousers. Clvlllnn manhood's most selfless, most ignoble, most hideous offering to the maw nl war. A monstrosity exacted from a perplexed people by a pervading OPA. History's worst insule to reason and vanity. What a fashion! Trouser ICRS Unit simply extend to shoe top and quit. No terminal, no trim, no completing cutotl lo prevent the viator skidding on down to cruel bruis'e on the sidewalk. Not to mention the disquieting Iccling that It's fallen shorts that are flapping about your ankles. But surely the dis-case was supremely worth while. It WHS war-lime. A time for nil-out and aiiythitiR-out patriotism. A time lor unevou.s but unquestioning KiviiiK up of war-essential mnter- liils. What matter that punts still came Irom mumifaeUirei 1 the jwme length, and retail tnilor merely excised the for-cnft excess and piled it in dark, forgotten corner? Isn't It somehow still .v.ti.sfyinK, knowing there is somewhere a moth fatter for your having lived and sacrificed? — SI, Louis Olobe- Democrat. 131,000,000 Fingerprints The 30-yenr-old fingerprinting division of the Bureau of Federal Investigation has gathered 131.000,000 fingerprints, but less than one-fifth of them were crime-1muted. The majority of 105.000.000 are in the non-enmuiM categories, used to identify victims of disaster, locate missing persons nnd perlorm other errands ol mercy. Tn crime detection, the F.H I. has amply proved itself a socially useful instimtion. but it is also our guardian angel in many hitherto unsuspected ways. — Sherman (Tex.) Democrat. It's The Low In a large measure our tax system works because it has the confidence and the co-operation of mosl citizens. The fnct that a man responsible for collecting taxes proved a tax dodger himself should not ihake thai confidence. He was caught, and h* will be punished.—Abilene iKan.) Daily Reflector-Chronicle. SO THEY SAY This (Dixon-Yatcs) contract is. stijl as mysterious as a sphinx and as sonet as the. grave.—Rep. Emanuel Celler <D., N. Y..). * * * They i South Korean military forces i are much better today than they were even'at the tune of the armistice.—Gen John E. Hull.* * * Jack Dcmp&cy was without doubt the greatest fighter who ever lived.—former hea\y\vcipht ch.i.np Gene Tunnty. 3f. * tf. . The American people didn't like what was happening In this country and they .said so at the poll Mn 1952). They delegated us to clean up the mess, and. . . under the Icadeishlp «t tlv^.tRt-tai American, Dwight Eisenhower, great headway has been tnade.—House speaker Joseph Mnilin. Hear Ye, Hear Ye ; Hear Ye!" HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)—Uncov- jrlng Hollywood: It's love, love, ove between Ann Sothern and Bill Alcorn, one of the dancers in her night - club act. Insiders believe ie'11 be shopping (or a wedding ring soon. . . .Jim Stack surprised his bride, Wanda -Hendrix, with a $3000 wardrobe of evening gowns o wear on their Hawaiian honeymoon. She's still gasping. . . . Gloria Swanson tells pals she wants to make one more movie — But only to get her sprig, Michelle Farmer, launched on a film career. She's looking for a mother- daughter script. Peter Edson's Washington Column — We May Be Hungry-in 2004 A. D.; End, Not the Means Important Ers/ane Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD The long delay between MGM's decision to buy Lillian Roth's au- .obiog, "I'll Cry Tomorrow," as a Susan Hayward vehicle, and check- signing time stemmed from legal maneuvers to get clearances from La Hoth's ex-husbands. Highway sign spotted by a Hol- lywpodsman near Provo, Utah: "NUDISTS USE OUR BEAR GREASE FOR THAT SLEEK LOOK." into a movie fur designer's salon, tossed her mink coat at him, emitted a "hie" and said: "Have it glazed, darling — to match my eyes." CENSORSHIP SWITCH for Hedy Lamarr's "An Apple for Venus." Her gowns in the flicker are okay but the censors are yelling about the lack of clothing on leading man Massimo Serato. June Allyson, a newsman's delight, says she'll nix all interviews during her emoting in "The Shrike." Says June: "I'm folnr to devote myself 100 per cent to Acting on this one It's the biggest plum I've ever hat and I'm going to make the mos' of It." Fox is talking to Katharine Hep burn about "Good Morning, Miss Dove." A. comedy, .. .Charlton WASHINGTON— (NEA) —Long viuigc, lookers-fthead, sly dying (.lie growth of world population, are bc-ftinning lo wonder how everybody will K*'t enough to eat in 2004 A. D. Present world population Is iironnd 3.5 billion. In »n- oUier 50 years it may .be nearly double thiit. or around 4.8 billion. In 100 years it mny be 6.7 billion. Since one-halt' of (he world is a treacly undernourished, food production may have to be increased tlnee-nnd-onc-half times by the year 2050, says Dr. Harrison Brown in his new book, "The Challenge of Man's Future." Tills big increij.se may require a capital investment of $100,000,000,000 he .say;;. but. Dr. Brown doesn't think the world Is headed for complete starvation. "II food habits were lo change sufficiently so thai people were content, to derive .(heir main nourishment from Ihe products ol algao farms and yeast factories, a world pnpulai Ion of 50 billion persons could eventually be support erl comfortably from the point. ol view nf human nutritional re- Undersecretary of Labor Arthur Larson armies that the question of whether a Rovernmenl policy is nulini] or conservative depends on the soundness of its ultimate objective— no I on the means used to achieve (lie end. To illustrate his point, ho recently told a University ol Pittsburgh audience: "If grandma is seen driving down the street in n Jaguar sport car with dual exhausts, we do not have to shake our heads over grandma — if \ve know she is on her way to church. But if grandma is riding in a horse-drawn surrey, and if she is on her way to the gambling casino — then we have good cause to grandma." worry about American college Joes and Junes returning to the campus this fall with only the vaguest Ideas of what professions they want to follow—If any—should hear about the "Distribution Committee" Just set up in Communist Hungary. It-s function IK to determine what job each college graduate is best sult- publican National Committee set up a big breakfast at National Airport. When Nixon was called upon to say a few words he mentioned the fact that this was the fifth major campaign he was embarking on. "But Joe here is more of a veteran at this than I am," he said, turning to the 70-ye,ar-old Martin. "How many does this make for you?" he asked. "Oh my gosh," Martin retorted in a loud stage whisper, "that's a figure I refuse to comment on. Martin, in his first political earned for in terms of the Rovern- i paigri| wns e i ec tcd to the Massa- mcnt's needs. It then expedites the chnsetts House of Representatives assignment, which may be to any in ma> one ycar before Nixon w part of the country. If the student refuses to take the job recommended for him. he is not given a second choice, but is blacklisted for any state job. Since the government controls all employment,, the noncooperat- inp college gijnd can only become a bum. This system seems to work equally well in the U. S-, without the compulsion. Former Vice President Barkley's campaign for , re-election to the oened, South ruffed and led anoth er trump. West took the king of hearts an> led his last trump to dummy's queen, expecting to get at leas two spade tricks to defeat the con tract. There was no way for West lo know, even at this late stage of the play, that Rosen's bid of two spades had been merely a bit of the old razzle-dazzle. In the meantime, poor East had been suffering from the same delusion. He thought that South had nine cards in spades and hearts , Sena t.e from Kentucky is taking its toll of his feet. When he lived in Washington he had a special preparation he used when his ex- Soviet propagandists have come up with a Communist line Juke box which they hope will help them in the war for men's minds. It's a wired radio loudspeaker which sells for the equivalent of $17.50, in contrast to the S70 to $170 price for regular radio sets behind the Iron Curtain. There is no choice of program on this Commie-wired radio, which has been dubbed the "chatterbox" in Russia and the "gossip nest" in Hungary. It spouts propaganda " tremilics gave him trouble. But he < all day long, and nights, too. Rfl- ran out of it a couple of weeks ago and had to make an emergency call to a former assistant here to send him some of the stuff in a hurry. The morning that Vice President Nixon and House Speaker Joe Martin took off on their campaign tours around the country the Re- dio programs from Moscow are picked up by central receivers, usually in the post offices, and distributed liy wires on poles to owners of the new sets. The advantage of this hook-up to the Communists is that customers can't get Voice of America or Radio Free Europe programs on their tuneless loudspeakers. Heston> as Moses, will be the only tar on C. B. DeMille's big locator; trip to Egypt for "The Tea Commandments." The spectacle tuff will be filmed there—the plot n Hollywood. Pat Medina about wearing a new Dior creation to a London party: •Fell flat." It's Tony Curtis and Rock Hudon at the top of the male heap n the fan magazines' popularity polls. . . .Fred Astaire's loss of his wife, he's told Fox, will not cancel his agreement to star in "Daddy Long Legs." At one time he Was talking about withdrawing from the cast because of her serious illness. ANDY DEVINE inherits the lat* Ed McConnell's role on TV's "Smil- n' Ed's Gang." New title for the show, due next season: "Andy's Gang." The star will continue his emoting in the Hickoit films. Donald O'Connor is a new member of the Screen Directors' Guild —the 14th actor to grab » megaphone title. . . -The Mltzi Gaynor- Jaclc Beart wedding has been postponed until November. Producer Frank ("The Robe") Ross has a Mr. Anthony problem. He's spent a fortune in preparations for a Cinemascope epic based on the life of Alexander the Great but right now in Europe Director Robert Rossen is casting a big spectacle film on the same subject. . . .Oh, no. Now it's a Betty urnesfi cookbook on the literary SIDELIGHT to the birth of the Eddie Fisher-Debbie Reynolds romance: Eddie was discussing film dolls with Los Angeles disc jockey Johnny Grant, who said Debbie was one of the nicest. "Can you get me her telephone , number?" asked Eddie. Johnny got It'—and you know the rest. Bob Hope's telling about the exhibitor. . tired of period costume films, who wrote a major studio a letter saying: "Please don't send me any more of those movies in which the hero writes with a feather." » Q 1087 • 732 WEST BAST A Q 105 4 2 A K 73 V K J 3 2 V None «QJ4 »K9365 #10 +JB754 SOUTH (D) East Pass Pass Pass »A9654 • A 10 4 AK63 Both sides vul. South West North 1 V Pass 2 V 2 A Pass 3 V 4 V Double Pass Pass Opening lead—» Q Weekly Variety reports Marilyn Monroe has agreed to an appearance at the Sands Hotel in Las VBERS ime: Indefinite. Saliry: Colossal. Heard on "Meet Millie": "Plenty of girls marry poor fellows.' "That's true. If they can't find one with money they marry one without it and then send him out to look for it.' ! — .f r\ . C Written (or the Doctor jays— By EDWW P . NEA Service JORDAN, M. What is apparently a common one should want to eat more than and is certainly a complicated I one at a time unless engaged in problem is raised in today's first a contest. tetter. Q—What is Colic acid and what is H used lor? N. B. D. A—This is a vitamin preparation normally present in certain plant Rnci animal tissues. Its principal use in medicine is in certain Icinds of anemia. Q—Can. one go on taking; small doses of gold salt injections for arthritis indefinitely? D. S. A—In all probability your physician would not recommend this indefinitely but only as long as the treatment was bringing improvement. Q—Please tell me What a chnla- zion is? M- S. A—This is a small tumor of the eyelid resulting from the accumulation of secretions in a gland lo- Q—Hmv can I be relieved Irom cramps in my legs and feet? H. W, W. A—MuwultU' i:vamps piirucular- ly in the legs can conic from a variety of en uses, some of which are still pnorly understood. One of the niGM fommon. particularly in eKierly people, is .known as intermittent i-laiidirafion. In this torm the cramp.s are not pre.MTit when resting but come on after exertion such us walking. This is associated v ith poor circulation usually due lo hardening of the arteries in the legs. Another torm which seems to be quite common are those cramps which en nit 1 in at night dut'iiiu bed muuu ui oc^n.nun.-' ... « » •.• .-• rest and frequently waken the p:i-jcatcd there. It can often be suc- tient. The.se are common among j ccssfully treated with minor sur- those who are not elderly and • gery. have no obvious si£n ,of hardening i Q—A neighbor has installed a of the nrtrvu's. In some of these ! gns burner tn his furnace and the cause seems to be related to! since doing so the fumes from the a lowering of the calcium in the chimney at night have made m> AUIU. 'throat nnd nasal passages smart In summary it is not safe tn rer- : and my eyes run. Should I be ommend n treatment for cramp* concerned about this? P. in the leys unit! the nature of the A—If your symptoms are defi- cramps hn.< been analv.-ed and the nitely from Irritating fumes from probable. c;uj.se studied by appro- a gas furnace something should priaic examination. , surely be done since you may be Q—Is there anyihmc. \vhieh can exposed to serious harm. be done to make a sear less no- i • ticenble? This scar was received , . . . . , , . m an nulo mv.dom. \ "WHAT DO YOU hmk about A-You miKht inquire from vour 'he future?" asks » columnist. We phvsiran or n ,-,k.n ,pm;,l.st ' believe there's Boms to be a lot of whether the new steel brush meth-! »• - Cincinnati Enquirer. od or the somewhat older ^anri- 1 . pappr method could be u.sed to obliterate the scar or at least THERE IS.so much mud sling- make it less conspicuous. mg tn every political campaign be- Q—IIo\v many bananas can one rause mud does svich an efficient safely consume at one time? E M. job of hldinft embnrrasslns; details. A—1 urn puzzled to know why I— Bonaldsonvlllt tO«.) News. > JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for N'EA Service By OSWALD JACOBY {Tourney Produces Strange Playing When today's hand was played in the national championships a few weeks ago. both the bidding and the play were a bit peculiar, , but the same thing could happen ] in any game. Ah you need is an enterprising: player in the South seat. In the championships, the South seat was occupied by William A. Rosen, youthful Chicago expert. When his partner raised to two hearts, Rosen decided that he wanted to be In game. He bid two spades on the way to four hearts, hoping that this bid would confuse the enemy. The bid of two spades had a far-reaching effect. West licked his chops and passed. North stolidly went back to hearts, hoping for the best but pri- yately wishing that he had passed, one heart to begin with. And now Rosen bid four hearts, exactly as he had intended to do all along. West could hardly wait to double four hearts. After all, he had both the spades and the hearts behind declarer, and he knew that everything was going to break badly for South. West opened \hc queen of diamonds, and Rosen won the first tnrk with the ace. He next laid down the ace of hearts to test the trump situation, and then continued with a low heart towards the dummy. After some thought. West played a low trump, and dummy won with the eight, nosen returned a diamond from the dummy, and East hopped up with the king of diamonds and returned a diamond since there was some chance that his partner could rulf. Ai it hap- in which case he couldn't have more than a couple of clubs at most. Since East had to discard four times on trump plays, he cheerfully discarded two diamonds and two clubs, saving his spades. The two club discards were just what Rosen needed to make his doubled contract. Now all lour clubs were good for tricks, and he gave up only one spade at the end. 75 Y*ars Ago In B/ytfif vitl* — Annual drive for Blytheville Library is expected to be completed tomorrow with $400. of the $600 budget raised by noon today, according to Mrs. C. W. Afflick, chairman. Although the Library operates on a budget of S600 which allows for the purchase of books, many more can be scoured if more money is raised, it has been pointed out by the workers. Miss Mary Eunice Layson spoke to members of Chapter N. PEO Sisterhood when they met last night with Mrs. Riley B. Jones. Her topic was "Cottey College", a PEO sponsored school at Nevada, Mo., which Miss Layson attends. The name of the "Young Matrons Club" has been changed to the "Tuesday Club." Mrs. J. B. Hasson of Memphis is spending several days here with Mr. Hasson. Dressing Up Answer to Previous Puzzld ACROSS DOWN 1 A baseball 1 Sleeveless player wears it garment 4 It dresses up 2 Sorrowful cry a pillow 3 Kept on 8 It dresses the 4 Grandma'i foot corset 12 Malt beverage 5 Rabbit 13 Forbidden 14 Difficult 15 Equality 16 Greek philosopher who dressed up in a toga 18 Attempted 20 This AI dresses in a Cleveland baseball uniform, 21 Pronoun 22 Revise 24 For lear that 26 Btmldered 27 English river 30 Reach 32 Alleges 34 Force 35 Isis' husband 36 Finish 31 Associate 39 Remove 40 Region 41 Dry, as wir.e 42 Japanese city 45 Cooked 46 Opposing 51 War god 52 Swill 6 Lives 7 Mouse genus 8 Fire a gun 25 Kind of jacket 40 Get up 9 They dress 26 Anoint 41 Wise men up the head 27 Management 42 Spoken 10 Heraldic band 28 Man's name 43 Distant 11 Paradise 29 Essential being (prefix) 31 Daedulus' son 44 Vipers 17 Ordeals 19 Perfumt 23 Trap 14 Dress trimming 33 Military assistants 36 A cowboy uses it 46 Formerly 47 Indian 48 Valley SO Three (prefix IF JO r mountains S3 Speed contest 94 Grease 55" m«icity" S< Followers 57 Born BT W ff 55 Ti >T

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