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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWI THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher fAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atl.nt*. Memphli, ' Entered u second class matter »t the po«tV~ offlc* »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under «t ot Con- trem, October », lilt- Member of Th« Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained 25c per week. By 'mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »6.50 per ve«r $3 50 for six months, $2.00 for three monthts: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS Are not two sparrows »W for » Inrthlngt and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father.—Matthew 10:29. * * * Nothing with God can be accidental.—Longfellow. BLYTHEVILl.E (AUK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 1955 BARBS It takes nerve to wear some of the modern evening dresses, not to mention the right backbone. * * * Nothing makes the months seem shorter and the years seem lonser than paying tor somethinj on the installment plan. * * * Autos or gals, the paint often conceals the years but the lines give them away. * » * It's just as hard to earn whit you get as it ic to get what you earn. * * * Lots of divorces are caused by men who marry to get a home and then stay away from it. Jolt to the Emperor Business There can be no sadness in the Western world over the vote in South Viet Nam, Indochina, by which Premier NKO Dinh Diem replaced BRO Dai, the absentee emperor now lolling about on the French Riviera. The referendum on the question whether the people wanted Bao Dai removed was overwhelmingly in the affirmative. It was the first vote, incidentally, that ever Was taken in South Viet Nam. Bao Dai, who had been installed as chief of state by the French after World War II, had come in recent years to be pictured as a playboy puppet of French colonialism. For more than a year he has lived in France. When Deim this spring successfully quelled internal revolt in South Viet Nam, he felt strong enough to challenge Bao Dai's authority. The latter, speaking from the safety of his French villa, "dismissed" Diem, but the premier ignored the order and carried on. Since Diem's triumph in the referendum means a big step toward a new republic, he is bound to have much sympathy among Western peoples. The casting aside of Bao Dai clears the air. It also complicates the execution of the 1954 armistice agreement affecting Indochina. That pact calls for general elections in both North and South Viet Nam in July, 1056. However, the agreement was signed by North Viet Nam and the French, not. the representatives oi' South Viet Nam. Diem has shown no intention of accepting it. Presumably, therefore, the Conimu- ists of North Viet Nam will have to deal with him, not the French, it" they expect to hold elections throughout both sectors of the divided land. There would now seem to be no assurance that this balloting will be held, unless Big Four diplomats meeting at Geneva can find some means of effective pressure on Diem. Actually, many in the West have viewed the prospect of a general Viet Nam election with great alarm, feeling that a Communist triumph would be almost inevitable. If Diem rebuffs all appeals for a mid- 1956 election, this will breach the 1954 pact signed at Geneva. Such an event might encourage the Communists to start a new military foray southward. On the other hand, Diem might succeed, with Western help, in making South Viet Nam a far stouter bastion against th« Communists than was thought possible « year ago. In Diem the West has a leader who seems considerably better tailored to their needs in Indochina than Bao Dai. It remain! to be se*n whether they can fix new lines of diplomacy which will take »dvantage of Diem's potential and safeguard the free of South Viet Human Catalyst of Growth According to the Census Bureau, there were 12 million more Americans in the land in mid-1954 than at the last official count in 1950. That is a sizable block to add to our population, a hard physical fact that must be dealt with at every level of planning, from telephone and electric service to federal tax collections. In this figure is part of the substance of our remarkable continuing industrial growth. It means more houses, more household appliances, more cars, more T A' sets. It also means more traffic, more urban crowding, more tensions among city deweller, more social problems. Most of us look back to 1950 and think of it pretty much in today's terms. But that America is already on the way out, transformed by our own swelling numbers. A few years hence fresh waves of people will have made 1955 as ancient as 1950 is now. VIEWS OF OTHERS Afraid of the Truth? Forthrightly Dr. Willis Tate of Dallas has declared that his institution. Southern Methodist University, is ready to run "all the risk.-i" to keep educational freedom and truth. In these risks the university president includes exploring new ideas, keeping books on communism In the university library and allowing groups to conduct open discussions on the campus. This is not surprising of a leader of a denomination that was born in a university. Why be afraid of the truth? Philosophers, religionists, theologians have sought the truth through the centuries. The individual man, within his own experience and what ever he can gain from the experience of others, has .yearned lor truth, and has sought, it. The consternation which a noted Texas preacher evinced when he saw a teenage youth reading Huxley in the library of a younger preacher over whom he had administrative supervision was revealing. The father took the position that the youth should explore Huxley and Darwin. Why not? Not to exclusion of other scholars and other subjects, of course, is this advisable. How often have we seen youth in the university atmosphere grasp some strange philosophy that is momently appealing to him, and parade and extol it before his elders. It is new knowledge. He must demonstrate the breadth of his mind, the extent of his knowledge. Often he teases with his exhibition. Deportment shows truly neither his belief nor his unbelief. His elders often (ire alarmed. The wise parent, the wise elder, who loves the youth with developing mental capacity, with expanding knowledge, with groping and inquisitive mind will try to be most, sympathetic and understanding. Let guidance be in providing the syllabus, a complete bibliography, if you please, the organised curricula and agenda, rather than in denial of any part. Dr. Tate is certainly to be commended in his willingness to risk all for educational truth. "The truth shall make you free." — Plalnvlew (TesJ Herald. A Certain Kind of Dog A fellow in Michigan came back to his car to find tbnt, his beagle had turned on ihe CM- radio and locked both doors. The dog was sitting there, quietly listening to the music, as the driver stood there futilely trying to gain entrance to his car. We refrain from calling him the dog's owner because nobody ever really owns a beagle. People are permitted to support and occasionally associate with the beagle. But nobody ever really owns one. for the simple reason the beagle, most independent of dogs, owns himself. If you will keep a sharp eye out you will see members of this rugged and independent clan pursuing pell-mell from one spot to another. Nobody but perhaps another beagle has any Idea where they are going, why, or when they are coming back. For a beagle, once on the trail, cannot be cajoled or even commanded back until, ready to drop from starvation, he returns voluntarily. Bcngles are friendly enough fellows, but their good nature and friendliness are impartially dealt out to strangers as well as the man who buys tholr food. They rarely if ever lavish doglike devotion on their supporter as other breeds do. If a man warns that kind of adoration he'd better get another breed. On the other hand. If you admire independence and willingness to follow one's original nature, you've got to hand it to Ihc beagle. Not only can they start, radios and lock cars but they have a whole bag of informative activities that you only get to learn about when you take on the job of supporting one. The beagle, us someone observed, is careless about his appearance, showing up only when It suits his fancy. — Hartford Courant. SO THEY SAY I haven't decided whether it will be governor or senator, but I can say I am not ready to retire from politics. — Frank Lausche. Ohio's five- term Democratic governor, says he'll run again. * * * .I'm for Harry Truman first, Harry Truman second and Harry Truman third. Truman has more vigor and more ability than anyone else in the field. That little fellow from Missouri gets younger all the time. — Gov. James K. Folsom (D) of Alabama, on his choice for the Democratic presidential nomination. * * » It may he that the threat of nuclear annihilation will niter man's natural slate (of war) and force him to live In peace. — Donald A, Quarlea, Alt n*M MU*4«l'|r. "How Will Those Poor People Ever Do Without Me?' Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Budget Director Left Holding Bag in Dixon-Yates Controversy WASHINGTON — fNEA» — Shed a tear for Budget Director Ro\v : land F. Hughes. His pals who helped make the Dixon-Yates contract to supply electric power for Authority area are walking out on him one by one. And they're leaving him holding- the bug 1 of responsibility in this biggest political '. ossum hunt of the year. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a tentative order, effective Nov. 1, cancelling previous SEC approval for the sale of stock by Mississippi Volley Generating Co., holder of the Dixon- Yates contract. The government is now scekjng to cancel this contract. The costs' have been estimated at three to five million dollars. Whoever is responsible won't, be ,->opulav. Atomic Energy Commission was directed by the Budget Bureau to make the contract in the first place. AEC has therefore been carrying on the negotiations to cancel and settle. But AEC Ch;iinmin Ltnvis Strauss has now revealed that he has . suspended his cancellation talks with Dixon-Yates, ; The reason for this was not all first apparent. Then it came outj that the Office of Comutroller Gcn-j j eral James Campbell had advised \ n go-slow policy. This was to pro-! tect the government's rights in; the contract invalid. There are) the assistant many precedents for such action.'"' Campbell had originally app: jved the contract when a member of AEC before he became comptroller general. His recent action gave the appearance of desertion by another Hughes colleague. Previously, Campbell had ruled the government.must pay cancellation costs unless there was proof of wrongdoing. The Comptroiler General's latest advice can in turn be traced to the investigation by a Senate Antitrust Sobcommlttee headed by Sen. to the President Sherman Adams, to testify on hi: mysterious role in the business. I: Adams does not testify, it wil' leave Budget Director Hughes al most all alone to defend the ad ministration's honor. All these complications give Senators Kefauver. Clinton Anderson <D-NMi. Lister Hill (D-Ala) and others considerable cause for say ing. "We told you so." Senator Anderson, chairman of the Joint Congressional Atomic Energy Committse. has contended uuav uuuiuiMuiit».G ..=»«v.u ~j "-... all along that AEC never did have Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn). He got! a ,-alid contract with Dixon-Yates. from former Budget Director Jos-j Senator Hill, in a February Enkine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By KKSKI.S'E JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD tNEAl —Closcups and Longshots: The "Remember when?" lads at MOM are blinking the irony of H painted backdrop featuring Nevada's snow-cover jtt Mt. Charleston on the sound stage where "Meet Me in Las Vegas" is being filmed. It's the stage where Carole Lombard often met hubby Clark Gable before she tiled in a Diane crasn on Nevada's Mt. Charleston. HOLLYWOOD CAN STOP dreaming about the box-office magic of Ava Gardner and Frank Sinatra as a costarring team. Stanley Kramer hit a stone wall trying to land them for "The Pride and the Passion." eph M. Dodge the first evidence of "conflict of—interest 1 - 1 —In- making the Dixon-Yates contract. This came about through the ac- tivHles of Adolphe H. Wenzell, the speech, agreed. In—March the two senior-holdover TVA members. Raymond Paly and Harry Curtis, wrote the Budget Bureau that Memphis never take Dixon-Yates would power. Shortly thereafter TVA Chair- government's adviser on power policy and the Dixon-Yates contract who was also a former vicCi L...L,, L ,J • - --president of First Boston Corp..! man Herbert D. Vogel, President the Dixon-Yates financial agent. I Eisenhower's appointee, wrote the Kefauver turned his evidence over to both the Comptroller General and Department of Justice. No finding has yet come from Department of Justice. A judgment of conflict of interest would make the contract invalid. case the On return from his trip around the world. Senator Kefauver announced that he would reopen his 8U ,.,,.,.,.„.., ..„ hearings on the Dixon-Yates deal courts should later find! He says there is no way to force Budcet Bureau that his associates' letter should be ignored as an impertinence. Nevertheless, in July Memphis decided to its own power plant. That gave the Eisenhower administration the excuse to cancel its contract with Dixon-Yates. Budget Director Hughes now faces a bigcer headache in getting it canceled 'than he did in trying to get it accepted in the first place. the Doctor Says Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. A mother writes that her 14-year-1 old daughter complains that herj legs hurt her on and off, especial-1 ly, when she has been on her feet a great part ot the day, The moth- [ er adds that the youngster Is less: active than most yirls of her age and she cannot explain this difficulty, though she worries about it. There are, of course, several possibilities which may explain the pr.ins which this girl complains of, such as flat feet, or improper posture when standing or walking. The most likely explanation, however, is that this youngster is suffering from the condition which is commonly called "growing pains" and it is this possibility which will be dscussed. There is some difference ot medical opinion on the Importance of growing pains. Most who have studied youngsters with this common complaint feel that these vague aches are usually unimportant and only occasionally of a serious enough nature to require: active medical treatment. ' In many children with growing pains the condition seems merely to be caused by growing so fast that the bones and muscles come ur.der some strain. In such cases, and if Ihe abnormalities are mild and one expects them to be corrected by the passage of time, treatment — at least extensive treatment — is hardly necessary. Good food, plenty of sunshine, and adjustment through normal aging is sufficient to take care oi the difficulty, More serious abnormalities may braces or other special measures be present. The, help of an orthopedic surgeon in deciding whether are necessary is then worth while. A few children with growing pains seem to have something wrong with one or more internal glands., When present this also requires correction. Sometimes the pains appear to be caused by diseased tonsils, adenoids or sinuses, and this Is probably distantly related to the mus- ciilnr rheumatism which older people get. It *t*o » medical men .as to whether growing pains may be a mild form ot rheumatic fever. Usually rheumatic fever comes on suddenly with swollen and painful joints and other characteristic symptoms. Rheumatic fever can and often does injure the heat. Since an occasional child with gowing pains develops heat tou- ble without any other signs of rheumatic fever, the possibility oi a connection has to be considered. Some authorities feel that growing pains can be a mild lorm of rheumatic fever. «nd others disagree. As a rule, children who have severe growing pains which do not disappear rapidly should be exes to be sure that a serious condition is not present. Because the majority of such pains, however are mild and temporary, one need not worry unduly. THERE'S REALLY one thing wrong with the younger generation — a lot of us don't belong to it any rnore. _ Carlsbad (N. M.) Current- Argus. IT SEEMS ironical the motto on the first official state flag of Florida was "Leave Us Alone." In a recent dedication address Governor Collins speculated that Uie pioneers may have been referring to mos- quitoei. — Tallahassee Democrat. L/TTLI LiZ A* experienced jportomon fe o nwn who con keep both honds in MS po*" 5 *' 1 ' l ' c descr.ibino Ihe one thot goi a • ;•,'• ««' • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Declarer Set By Trump Lead By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Thus far. in our series on the play of trump contracts, we have considered each hand from the point of view of the declarer. It's time we considered the defenders. If you are the opening leader and the bidding makes it apparent that declarer plans to ruff some suit in the dummy, you should con- NORTH >* VQ1087 » K 106 + Q1063 WEST EAST 4Q» 4K1085 V652 V4 «A5J2 4>9874 *AKJ7 +»54» SOUTH (D) 4AJ743 V AKJ9» *« Nonh-South vul. goirtk we* NwU tut I A Pas» 1 N.T. Pass 2V Pas. SV P»» 4V Paw P«* P»» Opening l«id—V ( slder a trump opening lead. Each trump th»t you lead may reduce dummy's ruffing power. You would avoid leading a trump, however, i[ the bidding warned you that dummy would turn up with a long solid suit, for then it would be vital to grab tricks as quickly as possible before giving up control to declarer. In today's hand. West has nothing to fcnr In the way of a long suit in the dummy. North's denial of spades and raise of hearts, however, warn West that South mny well want to ruff spades in the' dummy. Hence West should op-n n trump. .South wins the .first trick with MM Mot ot tor*, **«• *" *°* Ever wonder about John Wayne's: alwnys-turned-up coat collar lor his movie roles? ••I'm carefully careless." hcj grinned when 1 asked him about it! on the set of "Rookie of tjie Year,": his half-hour telefilm with .John; Ford for the Screen Directors'i Playhouse series. ' The home-screen drama about a' sports writer and a young ball star is another father'and-; son act for the Waynes — John; and Pat — after workin;: together: in "The Searchers." Says John about his lad: "He's so! the teen-age gals dropping like flies since -Mr. Roberts.' He can be a big star if he wants it. But 1 still don't know whether he wants it." Plot of a forthcoming "Casablanca" chapter in Warner Bros.': telefilm series is an eyebrow lifter. Arleen Whelan, a beautiful red- head, plays a movie star onc« married to a prince who takes their daughter to Europe to see him after the divorce. Well I guess others Khan, too TIIK MOM PARADE on TV dusted off the Hollywood milestone. "Garbo .alks." The show featured scenes from her first talkies. "Anna Christie," filmed in 1930 . . . There are so many ex- writers for Bob Hope working as producer-directors at Paramount (Jack Rose. Mel Shavelson. Norman Panama and Melvin Frank) that even the studio has trouble keeping their credits straight. Other day I credited Panama and Frank for "The Seven Little Foys." It should have been Rose and Shavelson . . . Liberace and brother George's invitation to a party read: "Cocktails and buffev- Mom's cooking." This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: "The Clip Joint" is a tourist-'topping: shop sign in Beverly Mills. It's a barbershop for dogs. NOT IN TH SCRIPT: Fred Sherman's playing an old prospector with a balky burro that never wants to move in "Seven Men From Now." Yanking at the critter in one scene, the actor yelled. "Come on. Claire." Says Sherman, who is married to actress Claire Carlelon: "She has a sense of humor." The Witnet: Overheard ftt a bar: "You've sot that indefinable something — something you never had unit! I heard your father has money." of spades, and gives up a spade.; West thereupon leads a second irump. j South wins again, and rwf s a j spade in dummy. He now tries j to get to his hand by leading a j diamond to the queen, but West; wins with the ace of diamonds; and leads a third trump. The third trump wrecks South's chances. He is limited to one spade ruff in the dummy, so that he must lose a second spade trick. Now see what happens if West begins the hand by leading the "safe" king of clubs. West wins the trick and then shifts to a trump. It is too late. South wins the trump, takes the ace of spades and gives up a spade. South wins the trump return, ruffs a spade in the dummy, gets back to his hand by ruffing a club, and ruffs another spade in dummy. The second spade ruff cannot be stopped. South must knock out the ace of diamonds at once, but then nothing can stop him from drawing the last trump and cashing the last spade and a diamond trick, j South loses only one spade trick and therefore makes his game contract. Q—The bidding.has been: South tt'est North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Hearts Pass You, .South, hold: • *3 VAK J642 *A J815 *? What do you do? A—Bid four hearts. The hearts should b* solid, and you'd have to be very unlucky to lose both singletons and also two. diamonds. Since the play for game should b« very good, bid it without fuss or ado. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: A3 VAJ875 VVKJ542 *7 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Opera w-arbler Patrice Munsel is stopping traffic in Las Vegas with Bikini bathing suits. But it's "N'o pictures, please." to aU photographers . . . After 150 movie roles. Dick Simmons landed in the bis leagues as TV's "Sgt. Preston of the Yukon." "Just think." he's laughing. "15 years to become an overnight star." . . . Charlton Heston's chuckling about a personal appearance he made at a drive-in theater for the opening of "The Private War of Major Benson." The manager introduced him from the roof of the projection house and the audience gave him a round of applause by honking their horns. Isn't H about time for that Hollywood night club to advertise: "De Luxe Dinners — $50. Six Months To Pay." Some TV men were talking about. Jimmy Durante and one of them said Durante's nose was half of his appeal. "You mean." spoke up one. "it's half of Durante." He Has Bridoes To Retirement WARE, Mass. I.-PI — Frank H. Cheever, 69. a contractor who retired to run a filling station, hopes to get somebody to take over his gas station some day — so he can make a tour of all the covered bridges in New England. That's Checvcr's hobby—covered bridges, and he's buili 27 models so far. There's a special reason, he says, why New Englanders developed the idea of leaving openings on the sides. In winter, snow was needed on the bridges to enable horses to pull sleighs through. The openings allowed snow to drift in during snowstorms. THE HORSE PLAYER had just finished reading about Lady Godiva. As he put the book down, his wife asked him what the story had been about. "A filly named Lady Oodiva," replied the horse player. "She didn't win. She didn't place. But brother — How she showed!" — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. 32nd U.S. President Answer to Previous Puzile ACROSS 1 32nd U.S. President's mother's first name 5 He had four • and one daughter 8 Hit wife'. first name 12 Indian 13 Golf teacher 14 Midday 15 Erect la.River in Switzerland 17 Light color 18 More facile 20 He was the fiat U.S. President elected for —— termi 21 AUtrart b«ln( 22 Southern federal 23 Got up 57 Trial 58 Weight oi India 59 Female sheep DOWN 1 Withered 2 Scope 3 Narrow inlefc 4 Eagles' nests 5 Boxes 19 Compass point 38 Is able 6 British money 20 Golf mound 39 Gibbon of account 22 Fast season '40 Oleic acid sail 7 Correlative of 23 Social insecti 42 Giver neither 24 Tumult 43 Seasoning 8 "Star 25 Man's name 44 Cry of Spangled 26 Signet bacchanal! Banner" is the 27 Roman daic 45 Low haunt* U.S. national 28 Memorandum 47 In a line 29 Machine part 48 Eat 9 Black (Fr.) 31 Snare 49Droopt 10 Not any 37 Turkish 51 Dance step 11 Poker stake hotpice 52 Fruit drink 30 tout* ef( ai Number 32 Female rabbit 33 Small child 34Kodti* 35 Ore«k tetter MUnfetflnff JSVawjuUhed one 41 Curtofriph 42 Pigeon P«« 4ICloted car 4< Mountain nymph* SO Asttverat* M Operate (a** H Solitary J5 Hustle M Chinese wcret 11 P i mm

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