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PAGl BIGHT BLYTHBViLLl" (ARK.) COtJRIifR NlWI THE BLYTHEVILLK COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES,. Editor. Assistant publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sols National Advertising Representatives: Wallnce Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the pcst- oHlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con, 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 mam- "B.V 'mall, within a radius ol 50 miles. 56.50 per «*r"»350 for six months, J3.00 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 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit's end.—Psalms 107:2?. * * * Words are the most powerful drug used by mankind.—Kipling. BARBS People who go crazy while working out their income tax can be divided into two classes—man and women. * * * A barber says pompadour combing sometimes leads to baldness. Once your haid has disappeared you cannot comb H back. * * * According to a doctor, pain strikes the body at its weakest point. Headaces are very common. * * * When a politician lets the chips fall where they m»y, possibly it's only because he wants the soap box. * * * A comedian in California says he will retire and raise corn. He must have run out. The Roads Compromise The nation's need for more and better highways transcends politics, and it is encouraging to note that at last Congress seems prepared to accept the feet. In consultation with President Eisenhower, top congressional Eepublicans , have decided to go along with a Democratic proposal for financing a long- range road program. How to get the money has been the stumbling block. Republicans have wanted to finance new roads by issuance of bonds. Democrats favor a pay-as-you-go system which would mean added taxes. Since the Democrats control both houses of Congress, the GOP knows prospects for bond financing are slim. The game plan was beaten last year. In approving the Democratic arrangement the Republicans are merely recognizing the realities. Yet the recognition is important. The compromise on highways reflects the essence of the art of governing. In this case, party differences are not being exactly reconciled. It is perhaps more accurate to say that party interests may be put in balance. In other words, a highway program thus put together may contain something for both Republicans and Democrats. ' f Inasmuch as the GOP holds the White House, it will naturally claim credit for any useful legislation approved under its President. The Democrats can make counterclaims based on their control of Congress and their authorship of the financing provisions. No one can possible say at this time which party's claims will be given greater credibility by the American voters. Perhaps both will win partial rewards in the shape of divided votes at the next general election. In the lonir run possibly it doesn't matter how the credit is distributed. \Vhat counts is that under the compulsions of necessity a practical sort of bipartisanship has been devised on the highway issue. In the cuming political campaign, that aspect will be thoroughly cloaked in harangue. But the reality of useful compromise, so often evident beneath this disguise, will be there just the same. Generous Impulses Senator Warren Magnuson of Washington professed to be chagrined recently when he learned that Victor Johnston, R GOP National Committee scout, visited his home bailiwick of Seattle without telling him. Naturally he didn't expect to be tipped off to any Republican secrets. He just wanted to be friendly, to let Jolin»ton u»« his apartment and his car. AR Tim* nuffftzin* reported it, Magnuson "Help yo» gt* wound *• st*t«, seeing Republican*. I r»ally m««n It." Since Johnston's purpose obviously was to size up chances of beating Magnuson this year, the senator's show of hospitality is a bit puzzling. Either he's , uniquely warmhearted, or massively confident, or both. Trouble with this sort of kindly offer, it may set a bad precedent — for Magnuson himself. Suppose he wins in 1956, decides to run again in 1962, and the Republicans go through the scout routine again. If Magnuson should not happen to feel quite so generous the next time, things might prove a little rough. The word might be passed: "Magnuson's in trouble this year (1962). He's not lending his car to the Republicans any more. And nobody but Democrats has had the use of his apartment for -months.' J : You can see where such \varmheart- edness can lead. A man has to be careful with his generous impulses. If any of them tighten up a bit, he begins to look like a skinflint. VIEWS OF OTHERS Stubborn People Old-timers sometimes are intransigent people. You know, stubborn. You take my father, for example. (Mother did —42 years ago—and he's never forgiven her for it. He staunchly defends certain points of view which, to say the least, Just don't gibe with contemporary theory. (1) He maintains that there was less crime in the old days than there is now. (I try to convince him that he Just heard less about it, since in his backwoods area the world at that time consisted of about 50 square miles.) (2) He charges that people long ago lived longer than they do today. (I have argued about this, too, and even cited statistics; he maintains these figures are propaganda devices issued by insurance companies.) (3) He insists that the best way to cure the common cold is to get out in the cold air (freezing, if possible). (I have tried to convince him that the cemeteries are full of such theorists. I even took his argument to its logical conclusion — that the best way to cure pneumonia is to get locked up in a deep-freeze. When I add that medical science is still baffled in its search for a cure to the common cold, he maintains that most doctors are Just quacks.) (4) He argues that there is no restaurant in the world that knows how to make two soft- boiled eggs the way my mother does. (The reason for this, I have endeavored to explain, is that he likes his soft-boiled eggs HARD — but he never tells the waitress that when he orders them.) All of this, as you can see, leads to considerable argument. And no solution. But a few days ago, we came to terms. He insisted that I was smarter than he was in his youth. If I denied THAT statement, I wouldn't have been smart. H I accepted that statement, it would prove that he was more discerning than I — and therefore, smarter. » So I kept my mouth shut and thought of one wit's comment that with every year that he grows older, the smarter his father seems to become. — Jackson (Miss.) State Times. Charter Subscriber Love Job, Boss, Wife An industrial medical director has suggested, after a study of 2,800 workers, that the nuumber of absences because of illness can be reduced by a human aproach to the problem. Dr. Leo Wade of a big oil company propose! a "human relations" program in industries. A certain amount of sickness absenteeism is inevitable, but excessive absenteeism may be a sign that a worker is not properly assigned or is in- caple of adjustment in industry, he said. Of extreme importance in cutting down absenteeism,, he found, are morale factors, such as a supervisor's personality, the type of work and the home situation. It all boils down to men cheerfully going to work if they like their Jobs, their bosses and their wivea. That seems pretty Utopian, but then Dr. Wade is an expert and maybe he knows how to bring about that situation. But it seems to be asking a lot of a fellow to like all three at one time. At times, one of the three is bound to be a little less than likeable. On reflection, make that read "one of the two is bound to be a. little less than likeable." No man in his right mind is ever going to admit or appear to feel that his regard for his wife Is anything short of adoration.—Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY In the U.S. senators have offices and secretaries. ' In Britain poor members of Parliament have to sit on a bench in a draft corridor and have a locker like a schoolboy.—Earl Clement Attlee, one-time Labor party leader. # ¥ * Auto exhaust is the biggest contributor to city smog, bigger even than Indusutry. — John McCullough, Loe Angeles heating and air-conditioning engineer. ¥ ¥ * This nation can no more return to taolation than nn adult can return to childhood.—Sen. Wtllian Knowland (R., Culil,). HOLLYWOOD — NEA) — Hoi- ywood on TV television's newest uiz show, "Do You Trust Your rtfe? assures "trust fund" income or winning contestants, but it's a o-for-broke move for Edgar Beren in his first weekly TV show. "I'm going for broke, career- wise," he told me. "I'm not going o fight a trend. I'll Just try to understand it. I'm still a mystified tudent. If I don't enjoy it I'll quit. don't like ulcers or heartaches." But cracks about Bergen being •usty as a ventriloquist aren't dis- .urbing him. He laughs: "Radio made me sloppy and know it. I'm jolng to wait and __-e If the show i» i success first before I hold my lips still." Except for two spectaculars in T851 and occasional jen. one of the treats, nixed all until now. Peter Cdson'j Wasfir'ngton Column — Ikes Indecision Throws Kink In Capital Party Conversation By DOUGLAS LARSEN And KENNETH O. GILMORE WASHINGTON —NBA)— This town's hostesses will be vastly relieved when the President finally announces one way or another about his candidacy. "Dsed to be that you could get conversations going about such fascinating subjects as the Gaza Strip, the Mau Mau, Princess Margaret's romances or just sex," complains one lady. "But now all anyone will discuss is whether Ike will run or if there are any hidden meanings in his last statement." she adds. According to social dopesters, if Ike says "no" there will be a quick reshuffling of invitation lists. With the current hierarchy of officials suddenly becoming "lame ducks" many big shots will find themselves suddenly less popular. But whether the word is "yes" or "no" there's not likely to be a major change in the winter's frantic party pace. As hostess Owenn Cafrltz so aptly stated her dutie cirsis: during the Korean war "We've got to keep going regardless of what happens, to provide relaxation for our busy officials." Secretary of Other afternoon State Dulles and Sen. Walter George (D-Ga> agreed to pose for pictures following a conference over the "brink of war" rhubarb. In the rush to get shots o! the pair, United Press photographer Ed Alley had some difficulty with his camera. "If you'd hold it just a minute for me, Mr. Secretary," Alley asked, "I've got trouble 3re." "You tliink you've got troubles," Dulles shot back, "what about me?" The ties that bind America's female diplomats are apparently stronger than any political bonds. When Ike's ambassador to Italy, Clare Boothe Luce, visited town recently she took over the luxury suite in the Sheraton-Park Hotel which former President Truman's minister to Luxembourg, Perle Mesta, maintains, Perle lives in her own house in town but keeps the hotel suite for good friends and lady diplomats. Latest technique for beating the cocktail party rap has been perfected by Secretary of the Army Wilbur Brucker. He shows up about the time the last guest is leaving, apologizes to the host ."or being late and then ducks out. He did it four times last week. The gimmick saves wear and tear on the feet and stomach. At the same time Brucker's getting a reputation for being the hardest working official in town. For official communication pur- only called "H.M.S. Choudrl" was always being mistaken poses the commnder in chief o the royal Pakistan navy, Haje Mohammed Sididdiq Choudri, i called "H.M.S.P. Choudri." Th _ . was added at the request o the British navy. When he wa " '" h in messages for a British ship, es pecially when sailing in the Medi terranean. There was no mistaking him fo a British man-o-war. at the bi party which the Pakistan embass; threw for him when he visited her the other day however. H.M.S.P Choudri is strictly the polishet drawing-room type when not o the bridge. BULGANIN BANTER: "Bulganin's note to Ike was a apology for the Russians' havin invented heart disease." "Bulganin's message was a attempt to take Ike to the brin of peace." You've got to get to the N tional Presbyterian Church for th 9 o'clock service and maybe hav to stay there through the 1 o'clock one to guarantee attendin with President Eisenhower. WEDNESDAY, J-EBRUARY-8.19&- • ~~ Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD When a little old lady nut her son who had left home 37 yeari ago, she looked up a thlm and said: , , ^ "Alfle, your bloomln' te* • get- tin' cold!" and 20 . all-time radio weekly shows "I decided a comedian shouldn't be on every week," he says. "I ike this show because I'm not out there saying, 'I'm going to be unny, folks.' I first ignored my agents who said, 'TV won't wait for you, Bergen. TV will create its own stars.'' Well, TV has created stars and killed them. But the old Jantors, school—the Bennys, the the Durantes and the Hopes—are still around. Maybe there's hope for me." Inside on Warner Bros, cancellation of "Toast of the Town" as a big filmusical: Cold feet after the flop of Liberaoe's "Sincerely Yours." Joan Bennett and sister Constance will audition a comedy TV series titled, "we're All Sisters.'' A TV quiz show with only millionaires as contestants keeps haunting Don Morgan's Dreams. It's titled, "We Take It Away." For every missed question, the millionaires give the show S5000 The show donates the money to charity—and it's all deductible — the income tax forms. It's an idea. And one way of humanizing millionaires before the U.S. public. The WItnet: Deejay Dick Haynes says that in Texas the $64,000 question is merely a 10-year-old asking This rf Fit long road Into the Florida Everglades for the mobile cameras of "Wide, Wide, World." "Don't forget the credits" is in the "Remember league in Hollywood. Vegas Boom Turns Into Small Bust By BOB THOMAS LAS VEGAS, Nev. W>— "Last rear Las Vegas paid between IS for his weekly allowance. *.„.„ is TV, Mrs. Jones: The state of Florida Is building a mlle- the Alamo" io » ., Omission of „ credit line on a movie or TV show, is tantamount to impaling million dollars for enter- "ainment Um* would have cost * million in New York or San Francisco or 4 million in another gambling city like Reno." That's the report of Herb McDonald, manager of the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce. He is among those who view the zooming talent prices as a danger to this boom town's economy. "The three hotels that closed recently would still be open if they had had a realistic attitute toward intertainment costs," he declared. He cited the fact that a star like Lena Home would earn $22,500 a week at The Sands here, then open a few days later at the Cocoanut prove in Los Angeles at $1,750 weekly. McDonald, formerly with two local hotels, is a 10-year veteran of Las Vegas anyone who has been here more than five years is a pioneer). He recalls paying Kay Starr $150 a week to sing in 1946; she now gets $25,000. Peggy Lee left Benny Goodman's band that year and played El Rancho Vegas at $350. She now draws $12,500. Other then-'and-now salaries: Sammy' Davis Jr., $450-$25,000; Liberace $600-$W,000. "Salaries for entertainers have become ridiculous," Mcdonald claims. "The only sensible way to operate is to establish 1 a system like, professional football, with a draft system and bonus picks. "If talent prices were sensible, there would be prosperity for all. But the present system of trying to ,...--•• H each other for stars can be ruinous." However. Jack Entratter. big gun of The Sands, doubts If the hotels will ever band together. "They tried it back in 1950," h« says. "It lasted about four months. The established hotels might stick together, but the new ones will bid up prices because they need the talent." show, is tantamount 10 impaling — oneself on a long, sharp spike. But Sahara boss Milton Well feels an those little blurbs about who that Las Vegas is "getting back to did what are a waste of time and an imposition on the audience, says one TV producer, Howard Blake. There are no credits on "Queen For a Day," the show he produces for NBC-TV. Says Blake :"No one I am, who the audio reality." "I think the events of the last three months did this town a lot of good," he says. "New operators failed because they didn't know the gambling, hotel or entertainment business. I feel salaries will become more reasonable and Las cares who I am, wno me suuiu I.U.MC n™... ._».> ~ engineer is or anyone else 'or thati Vegas can look forward to an un- matter. Technical and creative limited future." people deserve recognitoin in our The monumental salaries were industry. To make sure they get it. I plan to run full-page ads in some of our trade papers. That's where it will ,do some good." Hear It Now: Zsa Zsa Gabor, largely paid to stars who were playing Las Vegas for the first time. Nearly all such possibilities are now exhausted. The Secret Service generally too busy with film assignments to waits until the last minute before calling Dr. L. R. Elson, the pastor, to tell him what service Ike will attend. It's about half and between early and late. accent a guesting on Johnny Carson's show, pitched for her sister, win Eva' who replaced her . . . Bob half Hope's next two shows, for Feb. 7 and Feb. 28, are being filmed in London, from where he writes: the Doctor Says By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NBA Service A reader recently wrote that her stances seem to be quite^helpful 27-year-old brother who had never been sics before has been diagnosed as having Hodgkin's disease and she would like a discussion of this disorder. Hodgkin's disease is a strange, but fortunately rather uncommon, disorder. It holds extraordinary interest to a person who acquires it and to his or her family and friends. The disease is more common m young people than in older ones and more frequent in men than in women. It has been reported from every part of the world. It is not contagious and known. its cause is not The first sign is usually (but not always) enlargement of the lymph glands in the neck. The swollen glands are not painful. After a while — perhaps after months or years — glands in other parts of the body may become enlarged. It does not interfere with general well-being for a long time, but gradually anemia tends to develop. Low fever is often present and the patient slowly loses weight. The lymph glands and the spleen which are affected in Hodgkin's disease are part of a chain or group of tissues called the reticuloendoth- elial system. The fact that this system is attacked has raised the question of some infection being at fault. So far, however, no germ or virus has been proved as the cause. The patient with Hodgkin's disease usually BOCS through periods of remarkable improvement. The enlarged lymph glands may disappear almost 'ompletely and the general condition may improve for long periods of time. X-rays hnve been used in treatment for mnny years. They often cause improvement lasting for months at a time. Treatment with drugs has not been particularly successful. There have been several favorable reports on the treatment of patients who hhve Hodgkin's disease with preparations called "nl- U'ogen mustard*." Thea* *ub- used - is Hodg- lu , some patients and are extensively. Actually, there good deal of research on kin's disease going on ana "-• drugs are being tried so that even tually we can hope for further improvements in methods of treat- • JACOBY ON BRIDGE East Ducks Trick to Set By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Every experienced player knows about the holdup play. You refuse to take a trick when it is offered, holding up a winning card until a more suitable time. In today's hand we see an un"THERE ARE three million sur- usua i holdup. The play was exe- plus marriageable girls in the ; cu t e d by a defender. It had to be D S " says a statistician. Sh-h-h-h! • • - - •• ciub. or had refused the first, declarer would have set up the long clubs and would have made the game contract. If South had begun on the clubs before drawing trumps he'd hnve landed on his feet, but it didn't occur to him that his magnificent trump suit needed careful coddling. Don't say "surplus." The Government might overhear you and start storing these girls in caves or giving them to foreign countries. — Jackson-(Miss.) State Times. WITH WEATHER cold enough to make conversation brittle, the old timer was bemoaning the fact that it doesn't get as cold as it used to. Try selling that idea to folks in Florida! — High Point (N. C.) Enterprise. AT TEXARKANA, says Judge R. P Seyfer, there's a Negro handy man with a sign: "I Plows, I Hauls and I Cuts Grass." Too simple, of course. Nc future for him in the government service. — Dallas Morning News. WHEN driving at night, Allow plenty of room, And be sure to lower the beam, not the boom. — Lexington Leader. LITTLl LIZ ^ / / KfflW9rr- What md»t people hove ogoinst the n«w long cow Is th« rear wall timed perfectly. West opened the king of hearts and continued with the ace. South ruffed and drew three rounds of trumps. Declarer next led a club and finessed dummy's jack. East won WEST 4.654 V AK84 «Q87 #432 NORTH A32 »7632 ' 4 AJ432 + KJ EAST VQ1095 4 K 10 9 5 + AQ6 SOUTH (D) AAKQJ109 + 109875 North-South vul. South West North East 1A Pas* 1N-T. Pass 3 A Pass 3 N.T. Pass 4 A Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V K with the queen and returned _ heart, making South use his fifth trump. South now led t club to dummy's king, and Bast -let dummy hold the trick. East was Sam Katz, well-known Miami bridge expert, and no stranger to the science of the holdup play. Now declarer had to get out of dummy somehow to continue the clubs. He cashed the nee of diamonds nnd ruffed r, diamond, thus using. up Ills lust trump. South couldn't make another trick .H* 1 "There's a British TV version of 'This Is Your Life.' But the big emotional scenes aren't the same. was down two. If Sam had taken the second 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille Mrs. Kendall Bern' entertained with a luncheon at her home for two bridge clubs, the Duo-Quad club and another group of ladies who play on Wednesday afternoon. Prizes were awarded Mrs. Charles Ray Newcomb. Mrs.. J. P. Friend and Mrs. E. R. Mason. The Valentine theme was used in decorations for the C. B. .C. club party given by Mrs. Arch Lindsey at her home. High score was awarded Mrs. E. A. Copeland. Sharp drop in temperature brought a light flurry of snow here about midnight" fast night. During the night the temperature fell to 16. Trovel Talk ACROSS 1 of Good Hope 5 Thailand 9 de Janeiro 12 Egg-shaped 13 Within (prefix) 14 Also 15 Sang love 3 Brazilian state 4 Cheese 5 Ocean 6 Verily 7 Arabian gulf 8 Pattern 9 Heating devices 10 Arrow poison 11 Poems 16 Closer 20 Intended --•• ?;. , . 22 Noblemen 17 Scottish river 94 Orifice ""-'-- 25 Imitated 26 Withdrawal 18 Vestige 19 Foes 21 Story 23 Meadow J4 Dance step 27 Was borne 29 Solar disk 32 Kitchen tool . 34 Spanish lady 36 Put down •37 Petty tyrant 138 Famous garden 39 Women 41 Compass point 42 Indian weight 44 preposition 48 Rubber 49 Wipe out 53 Fourth Arabian caliph 54 Prolongs 88 Same (prefix) 57 Hireling 88 Spaniih aunti SI Put oo eOScoUlth maiden «lRlm DOWN IPrlc* . J-Statt 33 The March 35 Church festival 40 Indians — , 43 Push away 28 German city 45 Declaim 30 Ages 46 Female 31 Back of neck servant 47 In addition 48 Major or Minor constellation 50 Tart 51 Male deer 52 Essential being 55 Musical note* (var.) r m S § %W

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