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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 9, 1956
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PAGE Stt THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAIKES, Editor, Assistant, 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 Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail within a radius of 50 miles, S6.50 per year S3 50 for six months, S2.00 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. BLtTHE VTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 9, 195« MEDITATIONS — As snow in summer, and as rain in harvest, •o honours ts not seemly for a fool.—Prov. 26:1. * * * He who lives without committing any folly is not so wise as he thinks.—La Rochefoucauld. BARBS If March comes in like a lion, here's hoping it takes It on the lam. . * * * The only advantage in poor handwriting: is the number of mistakes in spellinr H covers up. * * * Most people have learned a new, easy way to get fat—sneaking snacks while the TV commercials are on. * * * A surseon was permitted by the child's mother to operate on a baby who couldn't cry. Wonder how ..Dad felt about it? * * * A writer wonders what the Statue of Liberty •would say H she could talk. Probably claim she is still in her 20's. France's New Government The perennial French pessimists, whose gloom has been well nourished by postwar events, predict an early demise for the new government of France. They may be right. Perhaps only great exercise of skill by the new Socialist premier Guy Mollet, can prolong this regime beyond a few months. It rests on a very shaky base. Though Mollet was invested as premier by a 420 to 71 vote of the French Assembly, the actual strength of his left-of-center governing coalition comes to just about 170 votes. This means that every time a major domestic or foreign issue comes before' the Assembly, Mollet will have to fabricate a new majority for that specific purpose. If any in any given instance he cannot do it, his regime will fall. Mollet won the premiership so handily because he was able to corral the support of 140 Communists and many center-right moderates who actively oppose much of his specific program for France. He managed to achieve this without bringing representatives of either group into the government, and without making any commitments to them. Why did they back him at this stage? Logically, the-center-right group, including many who formed the previous government of Edgar Faure, should fit into a powerful coalition of moderates. But Mollet and his close associate, Pierre Mendes-France, outraged this wing by refusing coalition on any but their own terms. The center-right group is cool to the Mollet program of domestic reform. But many members feared failure to suport Mollet would force him to deal directly with the Communists, leading possibly to a "popular front" regime having Red representatives. They saw support of Mollet now as a lesser evil. As for the Communists, they envision their backing of the Socialist leader as the first step toward a new popular front on the mode! which governed France in the late 1930's. The Reds think divisions in the moderate ranks are sufficiently deep center groups will have to draw the Communists into the government in order to rule at all. The Communists helped put Mollet in but they will not vote for much of his program—except perhaps some domestic reform measurers. The center-rightists also helped, yet they are likely to stand with him only on his NATO-oriented foreign policy. The curious manner in which Mollet gained suport for his premiership only underlines the basic tragedy of Franca. Together the left and right moderates »ro the country's most powerful political force. Rut thep will not get together. In their s«p»rntion, they stund in peril. And th« Commumiist* prepare to benefit. Pretty Foolish Thinking One may doubt that Red Chinese Premier Chou En-lai really meant it when he said his regime is preparing to seize Formosa "by means of war if necessary." For all brashness of the confident Communists, the men in Peiping are not unaware of the perils of such a decision'. Most likely they'do not actually intend to press that far. They probably imagine that if they step up bombardment of the Quenmoy-Matsu offshore islands and accompany this with much verbal noise, the United States and its Western friends will be bluffed into new Far East concessions. That's pretty foolish thinking, • of course. The West understands that it has already yielded to much in Asia. We are not in a mood to give further ground, nor to compensate Red China in other —way6-(more trade, admission to the UN etc.) Who knows ? Talk like this from Pel- ping may even outrage India, Burma and other Asiatic nations predisposed to a kindly view of Red China's activities. That would be a grudging propaganda gain for us. VIEWS OF OTHERS Under Control I reckon you and I both are a little bit childish. Like if some fellow passes us in his car goin' the same way we are and he cuts in ahead of us too quick. You and I have to slow up to keep from dentin' his rear fender. Or we get forced to move over so far we're driving on the sidewalk.. So we get sore about it. We run our blood pressure up high. Our face gets red. Our emotions get out of control. We say a few choice words to ourselves. We get so mad it just shorten our lives a few days. A fellow can mad himself plumb to death. That gettin' mad at * road hog is childish. There's no use lettin' our emotions ruin our day. There's no use losin' control of the only guy in the world we can handle—ourselves. It's plumo foolish. It isn't adult Most of us let ourselves get irritated every time we meet a road hog or an odd character. We know every morin' -when we take hold of the stcerni' wheel that we're goin' to meet some road hogs. We know we're goin' to meet careless drivers, uninformed drivers, drivers who can't see well, and drivers who think every street is their private highway. We're just puerile if we get irritated when we meet somebody we know we were goin' to meet soon after -we left the house. We expect to meet folks like that. And then we get sore about -ft when our expectations are fulfilled. I'm goin' to work on the matter. I've decided if some guy wants my place in the traffic lane, I'll let him have it. He can't get my goat. I'm goin' to try to outlive every road hog I meet. With low blood pressure. And a great big smile on my pan. I want control.—"Polk Street Professor" in Amarillo (Tex.) Globe-Times. The New Emphasis There was a time not so long ago when preachers and evangelists gave strong emphasis to the doctrine of future punishment. The rough pioneer preacher, Peter Cartwright, and the distinguished metaphysician Jonathan Edwards, alike dwelt at lenght upon the subject of fire and brimstone and a place of physical torment, and appealed principally to men's fears. Horace Greely, commenting on an event of the Civil War period whose tragic consequences he he feared, mentioned a treatise on theology which he had read when a young man. "The first chapter," he said, "was about hell." The second chapter was "upon hell continued." It was a very apt description of the general attitude of the preachers of the day. Now the evangelists emphasize the love ol God for lost men, and the atoning work of the Saviour. These are the topics which Billy Graham dwells upon, and upon which the lamented peter Marshall laid the greater stress. The new emphasis accounts for the enormous crowds which overflowed even the greatest auditoriums in Britain on the Continent when Graham preached love, compassion, forgiveness and regeneration. The Gospel is "good news." It pours a flood of light upon the character of God, whose love is a "fountain opened for sin and uncleanness in the house of David."—Lexington (Ky.) Her aid-Leader. SO THEY SAY Well, why not change the color? You get tired of the same hair, the same as you get tired of the same clothes. — Mrs. Leadall Hall, wile of Kansas Gov. Fred Hall, who changed from brown to blonde hair. # * * I am greatly Impressed with the immensity of the United States. It is not » country — but a continent. It Is so vast. — William Norton, deputy prime minister of Ireland, visiting in the U. S. # * ¥ She (Grace Kelly) thinks it is right, too. That she not work. It would be difficult for her to live here «nd make pictures because I would be living over there. — Prince Rainier m, says Oscar- winner Grace Kelly irtll retire Irom the screen after their marriage. # ¥ * I didn't retllie sht WM so small — or M stunning. Her eyes and skin are incredibly lovely. — Ihlrl Conwsy, six-foot Broadway showgirl, on mtetlnf Prlnc«M Margaret. What Makes Sammy Run Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — NBA) — Exclusively you.s: Those zany Marx Brothers — Groucho. Harpo and Chico — will clown it up together again after all. But only for one big last laugh and not for TV, which has offered them Ft. Knox for one or more home screen appearances. .They'll do one mad routine, Groucho .old me, as the linale ot their film biography now in the writing stage at MGM. But the studio will have to hire three other guys to play the famed comedy team in the story. "None of us want to play it," Groucho confided. 'Harpo just bought a ranch near Palhi Springs, and he's through with show business. If I-didn't have a TV 'how Peter Id son's Washington Column — Nuclear Timetable Predicts Use Of Atomic Power to Arrive Slowly WASHINGTON — NEA) — The first comprehensive timetable on future development of atomic energy for peaceful uses has just come out. It slows down the dawn of the atomic age. It reveals that there are no facts to support the belief that there will be another industrial revolution in the generation of electric power from atomic energy. Twenty-five years from now, or by 1980, only 25 to 40 per cent of U.S. electric power will come from atomic energy. Next to the production of electric power, the greatest use of atomic energy will be in transportation. It is predicted that the first atomic-powered commercial ship— a tanker — will be in service within 10 years. There may not be an atomic- powered airplane for 10 to 15 years. It will be another 10 years before atomic planes wilt be economic for commercial payloads. An atomic railroad locomotive is technically possible, but probably could not be made economically feasible for a long time to come. Research on thermonuclear energy — that is, obtaining energy by fusing atoms through controlling the reactions of the hydrogen bomb — is not far enough ad- vanced to predict any immediate future for it at all. These are the highlights of a voluminous survey just made public by the Joint Congressional Committee on Atomic Energy, whose chairman is Sen. Clinton Anderson ,-NM). A year ago, this committee asked a panel of eight prominent businessmen, scientists and leaders in public affairs not connected with- the tederjil government to study the impact of atomic energy on a civilian economy. Robert McKinney, editor of the Santa Fe New Mexican, was chairman. In 18 chapters, covering every pahse of atomic energy development for peaceful uses, the Me- Kinney Committee sticks its collective neck out with many predictions and recommendations for changing government policy on atomic energy. In general, the panel of experts, including Ernest R. Breech of. Ford Motors and Frank M. Folsom of RCA, foresee that the atom will raise living standards. But the change will be gradual, over the next five to 25 years. Fifty thousand patients have already been treated by radioactive isotopes in the past 10 years—which are the first 10 years of the new the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service There are innumerable supersti tions concerning what determines the sex of an unborn child. Among them is the false belief that the mother is responsible. Q — Please settle an argument. Is it the man or the woman who determines the sex o? a child? — Mrs. M. B. A — The sex of a child is fixed at the time of conception. It is within a single chromosome in the seed of the male that the determination of ",e\ is made. It is, however the silliest kind of thing to blame either the man or the woman if one gets a child of the undesired sex; sex of the child is not subject to will power and is purely a matter of chance. Q — Some time ago you made the mistake of saying that little harm from smoke comes to others than the smoker. Just one whiff of smoke in my vicinity and I suffer Intensely from optical neuralgia. — I. M. A — For the average person it is probably correct to say that little harm comes from breathing tobacco smoke produced by others. There is an occasional unfortunate person like I. M. who is allergic to tobacco smoke and certainly Is harmed by it. Q _ will you say something about swollen feet during pregnancy? The urine test Is normal. _ Mrs. B. A — Assuming that there Is no cause In the kidneys, the heart or blood vessels to account for the swollen or dropsical feet, then the cause Is most likely pressure of the unborn child on 'he veins returning blood *rom the lower extremities. This is quite common during pregnancy. It will disappear following delivery if it is pressure which is responsible. Q — When constipation causes bleeding does that mean that « person has cancer? — M. E. A — It Is possible, but much more likely that the . bleeding is caused by piles or hemorrhoids. Any abnormal bleeding, however, should be Investigated. Q— Does eating; chocolate and peanuts or anything with soda make your (ace break out In pimples? — M. M. * — Many people with «cn« or plmpln are quickly affected by what they eat. It is certainly possible that some foods or drinks would make them worse. ' Q — Will a fatty tumor become cancerous? — Mrs. K. A — Fatty tumors or lipomas are common, but will not become Q— Lemon skins are supposed cancerous. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bidder Seeks Tenth Trick By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service In today's hand, declarer has nine tricks in top cards. Possible tenth tricks are the king of diamonds, an established spade, or a diamond ruff in dummy. Instead, of choosing one of these three possibilities, South should play for all three. South wins the first trick with NORTH I <*K7«42 VA10I *72 »A«7 WEST «AS* 41081 »* » 10 9 8 S 3 *KQ105 IOUTH (D) * A VKQJ94J «K«4 *J6J Both sides vul. ( W«* Noctk Ka* VtM I* Pass P«« J * Pass » A-ft J 1* 1 » 4 V Opening lead—* I the king of hearts, cashes the nee of upades, and le«di a low diamond. West naturally wins with the jack of diamonds and leads a second trump. Thta la necessary to prevent South from ruffinf a diamond In the dummy. atomic age. The day may come, says the McKinney Committee, when every citizen will have to carry a record of his radiation doses, just as he now should carry a record of his blood type. But the committee predicts that radiation will probably never replace surgery in the treatment of cancer. Within three to 10 years, there will be commercial atomic radiation to preserve ioods, at a cost of 3 to 10 cents a pound. This compares with 2 to 8 cents a pound for freezing foods. It is therefore predicted that atomic radiation will hae no more effect on the food- processing industy than the intro- hand. This means new species of food plants, developed by atomic of the "atomic-tailored" plant is at duction of frozen foods. On a laboratory scale, 4he day radiation to meet varying conditions of moisture, temperature and soil. Atomic energy will have little use for heating homes and factories. But by 1980, 10 per cent of the process heating of metals in industry may come from atomic energy The erfect of atomic power on coal, oil and natural gas industries, as producers of competitive fuels, is expected to be slight. Dummy wins with the ten of hearts, and South sees that he must give up the idea of ruffing a diamond in the dummy. Instead, he ruffs a low spade with a high trump and returns to the dummy with a trump. Now declarer can safely cash dummy's king of spades, discard ing a club from his hand. If spades had broken badly, South would still be in position to lead a diamond from the dummy towards his king. The spades break well, so South can ruff another low spade, get to dummy with the ace of clubs, and cash dummy's last spade as his tenth trick. Declarer throws his last club ..on this, and is now in position to lead towards the king of diamonds in the attempt to make an extra trick. This fails, to be sure, but the game contract is already safe. CONGRESSMEN are disappointed that Eisenhower's budget leaves no room for cutting taxes. It makes adequate provision for everything but their jobs, — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. ASTERISK (•), though like a star. We do not wonder what you are. We've felt the jolt your meaning packs, In grim footnote: 'Plus Federal Tax. — Carlsbad Current- Argus. NOTHING is quite so sad as the symbol of defeated hopes and blasted dreams as dust-covered bathroom scales, stuck away in the closet. — Asheville (N. C.I Citizen. THE BARBEL shaped airplane can't miss.. If it's no good for military use, the beer companies will be standing in line to use it for advertising.—Tallahassee Democrat. LITTLE LII Most worrwi Ilkt a man's fcaftt whtn It has o ring In H. I'd move to Palm Springs, too. I don't want to be in movies. I don't want to work at all." Now in the "Comedians Section" of the TV wailing: wall, Groucho says he'll agree to do his NBC"You Bet Your Life" as a once- a-month hour show or only every other week next year. "Any come- comedian," he says, "who appears on TV 39 weeks a year is a lunatic." It was Groucho who picked Marilyn Monroe in 1949 for her first film bit role in "Love Happy." The movie was the last Marx Bros, comedy, and it's now headed for TV showings. Miss Wiggle Hips had only a brief scene with Groucho, but he fondly remembers: "I could hardly remember my dialog. But it didn't worry me because her body was a big improvement over the dialog." ALDO RAY, who hasn't been happy over his suspensions from Columbia in the past, is singing different tune in the midst of his current salary cut-off for refusing- to hop to Africa to play opposite Donna Reed in "Black Mamba." "Nobody's mad at anybody," he told me. "My relatoins with the studio are completely happy and better than they've ever been. We're very friendly." T\vo hundred college lads from USC and UCLA played sailors for a one-day scene in Jane Russell's "The Revolt of Mamie Stover." Central casting couldn't come up with that many crew-cut heads. The Hollywood lads who favor long manes, refuse to cut 'em for a day's work. Not even for a Jane Russell movie. • JERRY LEWIS made a Feb. 15 hospital reservation for Mrs. L. and the stork . . . Memories are made of what for Dean Martin's marriage? He says she's thinking about a reconciliation, but the grapevine indicates she's ready to file for a divorce . . . Good reading in the current Pageant magazine: Neil and Margaret Kau's profile on Humphrey Bbgart ... A London newspaper telephoned Deborah Kerr on the set of "The King And I" checking a report that she and Tony Hartley would "reconcile" in London after the film. Her flaming wordage: "We're frequently apart because of our careers, but we've never been separated." . THE WTTNET: Phi Wol/son's idea for a new TV serial — the adventures of a bigamist, titled "I Fled Three Wives." Donald O'Connor and Gloria Nobel still haven'* set the wedding date . . . Ingrid Bergman has losl that terrific glow she had when she first married Roberto Rossel- lini, according to those who have seen her recently. A quote from one of them: "Ingrid gives the impression of being quietly unhappy." REASON CLARK GABLE Isn't worried about his movie future: His 10 per cent off-the-top cut of "The Tall Men" has reached $700,000, according to the studio. have married a kin*, just to outdo her. Now I'm M busy working 1 haven't rot time for Httfe thlnfi like that." Milland Talks Straight On US Films By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD W—Ray Milland slid today that Hollywood film* about juvenile delinquency are doing the United States great harm_ in Europe. He urged that such films not be exported. Milland voiced an opinion that is seldom heard in Hollywood. Most spokesmen here declare that limiting exports would Interfere with "freedom of the screen." They argue that films depicting social injustices here demonstrate to foreign lands that the United States democracy because it can criticize itself. "Certainly I believe in freedom of the screen," said Milland. "But I don't believe in abuse of that freedom." The Oscar-winning ^ctor just returned from Portugal, where he produced, directed and starved in "Lisbon." He said his talks with Europeans during his journeys appalled him. "Wherever I went—Lisbon, Athens, Rome, London—I heard the sama things from people," he said. "They think all American children are delinquents. This impression comes from three Hollywood pictures—'Rebel Without a Cause' (James Dean), 'Blackboard Junglo' (Glenn Ford) and "The Wild One' (Marlon Brando). "I try to explain to 'them that those pictures show only isolated cases of juvenile delinquency. But they don't understand that. They see it up on the screen, so they think it must be true. "Is this the way to make friends? We pour billions of dollars into Europe and then ruin their opinion of us by a few pictures. Naturally they want to believe those destructive views of us because they are envious of our prosperity." Milland said he realizes the problem of juvenile delinquency in this country—"We should make pictures about it. to show ourselves what is going on. But we shouldn't send the pictures abroad to make enemies for .usr. Can you imagine the- Communists making films about their juvenile delinquents and sending them abroad?" 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille Mrs. W. A. Stickmon left today for Jacksonville and Fort Myers, Fla.. to visit friends and relatives for six weeks. Nnncy Partlow was a guest Saturday afternoon for a party given by Mrs. Guy Driver of Osceola for her daughter, Charlotte, at the East End Skating Rink to Memphis. Mrs. H. G. Partlow accompanied Mrs. Driver and the party to Memphis. Among Blytheville people in Memphis to see Tallulah Bankhead in the Little Foxes were Mrs. Riley Jones, Mrs. Lloyd Stickmon, Mrs. Charles Wylie, Mrs. Dixie Crawford and Mrs. Doyle Henderson. NOT IN THE SCRIPT: Zsa Zsa Gabor, about Grace Kelly's pending marriage: "A year ftgo I would TWO MEN met on the street. "How are things at home?" the first inquired. "Fine," said the other. "My wife's not speaking to me and I'm in no mood .to interrupt her." — Atlanta Constitution. WE HAVE a great deal of faith in the future. We believe there will be as much'51 It as anybody will ever need. — Gastona (N. C>. Gazette. 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