The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 11, 1956 · Page 4
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Saturday, February 11, 1956
Page 4
Start Free Trial

PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS «ATURDAY, FEBRAURY11, MM THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. , H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAIN'ES. Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: WalUce Winner Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta,, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ,By carrier in the city of Dlytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of SO miles, S6.50 per year, $3.50 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. MEDITATIONS And one cried unto another, and said, Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord of hosts: the whole earth b full of his glory.—Isaiah 6:3. # # * God is incorporeal, divine, supreme, infinite Mind, Spirit, Soul, Principle, Life, Truth, Love —Mary Baker Eddy BARBS Thieves broke into an Edison, N.J., home and took $750 out of the pocket of a 56000 mink coat, leaving the coat. Tip to police—they're probably •intle. * * if. A truck driver, says a judge, could give other lolks some good advice about driving. Oh, we've heard them I * if. * Methods of growing turkeys have changed a lot. but we still don't have a nonskid breed -for amateur carvers. * * * Police Klzed a liquor still in a Tennessee florist shop. Suggests a new version for an old song —"Moonshine and Roses." * * * The modem girl's motto is every man- for herself. - Weather Forecast: Sunny Steel is the great underpinning of the American economy. When the steel industry plans — as it has — the biggest 1 expansion program in its history, the signals are up for new peaks of national growth in the years just ahead. In recent decades we have entered the Age of Light Metals and the Age of Plastics. But through all this we have never left the Age of Steel, nor are we we likely to. Aside from the sources of power, steel is the most fundamental substance of our industrial civilization. Thus it is no accident that the steel companies, watching the rising curves of U.S. population and general industrial output, are now projecting the addition of some 15 million tons to the nation's steel producing capacity. The increase will come at the rate of about five million tons a year, a new high in expansion. The average for the first 10 postwar years was about 3.5 million tons added to capacity each year. And it should have occasioned no surprise that on the very day the American Iron and Steel Institute made this announcement through Benjamin Fairless, its president, General Motors disclosed that it plans to spend one billion dollars this year for expansion. It was in effect perfectly timed confirmation of the steel industry's judgment that the immediate future is bright. We hardly need be reminded that the automotive industry consumes about 20 per cent oi all u.e sUcl nude. Obviously this is a hopeful story that deserves to be spelled out in much more than the cold terms of tonnage figures and dollar expansion. What happens in these basic fields means a great deal to ordinary Americans everywhere. In an article reviewing the meaning of this, expansion, the magazine Steel- ways shows what its impact has been on just one group—the hundreds of thousands who make the steel that serves so many millions of others. Since 1945, the steelworker's average hourly earnings have climbed from $1.18 to §2.46. He averages around S103 a week today, and in addition gets paid holidays. insurance, and a pension. With this increased purchasing power—double what he could command 20 years ago—the steelworker can buy all kinds of things he viewed as luxuries before. Like as not he has a oar and a house full of appliances made from the very material he helps to manufacture. The expansion of his industry has brought with it notable expansion in his personal r standard of living. As Steelways points out, today's steelworker enjoys belter living than many a plant owner 50 years ago. This is what the cold satistics of dustrial expansion are really all about. They translate remarkably into the warm, typically American story of steady human betterment. VIEWS OF OTHERS Let's Regain Pride Unhappily, the "bugle calls from our country's past" are missing from our current history textbooks. Dick Rertdy, teacher-author, In This Week Magazine for January 22, makes a stirring plea to "put pride back in our history books." He makes out a good case. Pre-1920 history texts had these famous sayings from America's past: "I only regret that I have but one life to lost for my country" (Nathan Hale). "I have not yet begun to fight" (John Paul Jones). "We have met the enemy and they are ours" (Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry). "Don't give up the ship!" (Captain James. Lawrence). "Give me liberty or give me death!" (Patrick ..Henry). Stirring as are these sayings, they've just about disappeared from school texts. The old-time texts were filled with heroes, heroic deeds, brave utterances, gallant actions They began to disappear from the texts after the first World War. Says Mr. Reddy: "The period between the two world wars was a golden age for the cynic and debunker. Patriotism became corny . . . The bravery of the Minutemen at Lexington was an unimportant fact to historians whose eyes were focused exclusively on greedy New England merchants. The stirring tales that every child once knew rapidly dropped out of the texts. Although they had been worth a thousand brass bands in instilling pride of country, nothing appeared to take their place. The young student thus was cheated out of a portion of his birthright. Our children are entitled to know and to thrill to what Admiral Dewey said at Manila Bay, at General McAuliffe's replyjjf "nuts!" when asked to surrender at Bastogne, the battle cries of "Remember the Alamo" and "Remember the Maine" and other sayings and epigrams and Incidents that filled with pride and glory the spirit of the youthful readers of years ago. Our past is rich in such stories. America needs something to cherish and to live by. It is time for a rebirth of patriotism, a wonderful sentiment that is made stronger by a knowledge of the great sayings, the great deeds of America's great .past. — Asheville (N. C.) Citizen. Aff airs Foreign-To Me Innocent abroad. Somebody was kiddin' me a while back because I wrote about foreign affairs. This person told me I sounded like an amateur foreign correspondent who wasn't well-grounded in history, economics, or current events. I guess he was right. But I never lived In a world until now wherein a country of 190 million people were bein' trained to hate me and my way of life. Whose avowed purpose is to overthrow our government by any available means, fair or foul. So, naturally, It sort of worries me. I keep thinkln' about how much faster a B57 can cross the ocean than could a Spanish galleon. How foreign trade affects the cost o£ liver and onions, copper, Kleenex, and everything we use. How one man in control of 190 million people and numerous satellite countries can cost ui billions of dollars and millions in American lives, if he believes his power is gettin' shaky. I keep thinkin' about how the world Is choosln' sides. How some countries join others because of expediency. So"me join others because they believe God is on that side. And others join tha country who bids highest in money for their favor. And so many of the countries exercise their right to swap sides whenever one of the powers makes the higher bid. I keep rememberin' how a few years ago a revolution in Bolivia was not given much space, and it was found on page 12. Now It's front page news because folks want to learn whether or not the Communists have seized control of another nation Added another to their lineup of those opposed to us. I get frustrated wonderin' whether or not those countries seized believe in communism, or v.e.e ZZ'.LCQ sjilnj; people's v.:;i. !••: ucl.-alcd wonciciiii' how soiv.c of u;e livlndj of every country have turned to communism. I reckon those are some of the reasons I wonder about foreign affairs. But I promise not to mention 'em fa a long time. I'm an amateur. I'll admit. — "Polk Street Professor", Amarlllo Globe-Times. SO THEY SAY Don't be a guinea pig for fashion. You (women) shouldn't always buy the most fashionable hat, for instance. Buy a hat for the kind of life you lead and the kind of husband you have, — Mr. John, noted designer, gives women some tips on buying. * * >/. Oh my aching back. I'm glad I'm In politics, oh am I glad I'm in politics. I think being a housemaid is a good temporary job to have for a short time. — Rep T, J. Tumulty, 325-pound congressman from Now Jersey, who scrubbed floors for two hours so Mrs. Andrew Ford could make collections In ''Mothers' March on Polio." * * * They (people In Arizona) just about shook my hand off. And for an unemployed politician, I can assure you that Li entirely painless. — Adlai Stevenson. * * ¥ That Ted Williams (Boston Red Sox slugger,) Is as good a hitter as ever. He solves the pitchers In every park before the season ii over. — Casey Stengel, Yankee manager. Getting It Is q Feat; Staying There Is a Miracle MOLLET 1 Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter idson't Washington Column — US. Gets Sucked into Row Over Tiny Oasis on Arabian Peninsula WASHINGTON —NEA)— Th Buralmi Oasis has been the cents of one^of the touchier minor Issues in the Elsenhower-Eden talks. Thi: oasis is a pinpoint on the .map habited by perhaps 10,000 Musca roughly 15 miles in diameter to and Omanite tribesmen way down In the southeast corner of the Arabian peninsula. Though the United States has no interest in Buraiml, it has been sucked in. King Baud of Saudi Arabia wants the U.S. to mediate a dispute with the British over boundaries of the southern Arabian coastal states. B the United States is not successful in settling this dispute, Saudi Arabia threatens to take It to United Nations. The urgency of the situation Is that if this happens during February, Russian Delegate Arkady Sobolev will be Security Council chairman. This will give the Communists another opportunity to throw the harpoon Into what they call the western Imperialistic powers. The charge will be aggression. Piled on top of all the other problems which Secretary Dulles and Foreign Minister Selwyn Lloyd had to talk about, this only makes a bad mess worse. It Is another instance of the well- known International situation becoming all fouled up over some remote and worthless real estate subdivision like Quemoy, Matsu, Dlen Blen Phu. Only in the case of the Buraiml Oasis, it isn't so -worthless. Underground there Is oil, which explains a lot. Until the British Iraq Petroleum Co. found oil In this area, nobody gave a hoot what Its boundaries were with Saudi Arabia. Various border lines have been proposed for over 200 years. The British base their claim on the area to a 19th century protectorate over seven Trucial Oman states. To jump over a lot of history, i 1952 King Ibn Saud—father of the present king—proposed a plebiscite to determine sovereignty The British proposed arbitration, to which Saudi Arabia finally agreed. A tribunal, under Justice 'harles De Vlsscher of Belgium was convened in Geneva a year ago. Just as it was about to hand down Its decision last September. :he British w-lked out. In October, a small force of Suraimi Oasis, drove out Saudi Arabs under British officers seized Arabian police and notlfed the laudi Arabian government not to cross a boundary line some 200 miles Inland, first proposed In 1»35. The Saudi Arabian proposed boundary is roughly from 50 to 150 miles Inland from the Arabian Sea. If the dispute could be confined o this one Issue, it might be set- .led easily. But it gets all fouled up with every other problem in the Middle East, and some In Britain. The British need oil. Their coal production at home cannot be expanded. They have lost much of the oil wealth they had In Iran. The British Empire is shrinking. But it wants desperately to hold every possession it can. In contrast, the U.S. privately owned Arabian-American Oil Co., which holds the concession in Sauri-Arabla, operates happily with more oil than it knows what to do with. It pours hundreds of millions of dollars in royalties Into Arabian treasuries. The British charge the Saudi Arabians use this wealth to thwart British — and American — interests in the Middle East. They accuse Saudi Arabia of playing footsie with the Communists. They blame Saudi Arabia for stirring up the recent riots which prevented Jordan from joining the Baghdad Pact. Saudi Arabians deny both charges. In the interests of preserving American-British . friendship, the British think the United States should use Its influence to make the Baudl Arabians cooperate better. It Is the now familiar pattern of Uncle Sam ought in the middle of somebody elses fight. But the dispute h«s to be settled, before It gets worse. NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —NEA) —Holly- Wood on TV: Those warblers singing "Memories Are Made of This" overlooked memories made of old movie film on TV. Memories may play strange tricks, but the tricks old movies are playing these days are downright murderous., Also embarrassing for us characters past 40. Before TV came alonff 1 cherished, and Im sure other people did, a lot of wonderful memories about old movies and m,ovie idols. Now theyre hauntinr all of us. Movie cuttes I once thought were hot stuff now send me only to the kitchen for a coffee break. Acting I thought was great at the time now turns out to be grade A-ham. Some of the plots and dialog one considered for academy Award now are atrocious. Harold Lloyd In "Movie Crazy made a fortune and left howling back in 1932. Mayb youve seen it on TV. A real du by today's comedy and actin standards. MOM thought It had an Interes ing Idea in dusting off great mi ments from old movies for its T show, The MOM Parade. Anothe dud. MGMs "great moments ot th past" couldn't match modern enter tainment. Some of the old films on TV ar excellent entertainment. Even wit commercials. But every now an then you stumble over an old mem ory—one you've cherished—and I becomes something to forget. Its something else we ca: blame on television. Memories destroyed at the turn of a dial. Ere Arden talked tha producer: of "Our Miss Brooks into bring ing back the shy biology professor Mr. Boylngton, for some future episodes. More headaches for theater own ers. The company releasing 751 old RKO movies to TV will adver tise the films In newspapers ant threatened her til mstudlo with a sit-down strike before she was given permission to star in "Ivy on Lux Video Theater. The TV rehearsals clashed with a new film schedule, but Martha wanted to prove to her studio bosses that she could handle a big role. Theyre now convinced. Its typical of the reers of young performers these big part TV Is playing In the ca- days. magazines with the line: movie tonight—at home. "See a the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D Written for NEA Serrice There are, unfortunately, a greal many people who each year develop for the first time symptoms of a disorder known as angina pectorls. This condition in simple English means "pains In the chest." It is a common affair in the middle and later years of life and is the result of a diseased condition of the arteries which supply blood to the heart muscle. These blood vessels are called the coronary arteries. When not enough blood pacac- ihror n .h t 10 supply uie nctcia o/ v.e h muscles, pain develops In the chest, down the arm, or nearby. In angina the coronary arteries do not close entirely; some blood still passes through. Consequently, the pain is not constant. It usually does not develop when the person Is resting or exercising only slightly; it comes on when the heart muscles is working hard er and needs greater quantities of blood. Thus someone who has angina pectoris has to learn how much exertion he or she can take without producing the pain. Incidentally symptoms, In addition to pain, often Include a feeling of anxiety, sweating, and shortness of breath In past years it Was often thought that a person with angina pectorls i:ou!d not live long and could not live long and could not avoid severs suffering. [ Both of these frightening bcliel.s have proved too pessimistic Most angina victims, If they get proper treatment and adjust their activities can enjoy life as much as before and have little discomfort and that only rarely. Furthermore, the outlook for life Is not tjearly so dismal as was formerly believed. In addition to the better outlook which ,is now recognized, methods of Improved management are being: developed. The amount and kind of exercise can be closely adjusted to the patient's ability and thin Is made possible In purl by the newer methods of finding out how severe the underlying process really is. Until research workers have dis covered a means of preventini hardening of the arteries, angini pectoris will continue to occur. One should realize, however, tha while angina is a serious cond] lion,. It does not mean the end o all good things. Sensible adjustment to the new circumstances is accessary, course, but usually this can be accomplished with a high degrei of success. Overanxiety should be avoided. Leg For Hunters ARCADIA, Fla. (IF)— Men wearing .something similar to shin; stove pipes on their legs while tramping the fields around here are no longer an unusual sight. They are using Alvie Twiss' alu mlnum leggings, designed to protect hunters and outdoorsmen against fangs of. poisonous snakes Twiss began making the legglnffs after he missed by one step a colled and angry rattlesnake. The leggings extend above the wearer's knees in front and are lower In the back to allow the leg to bend. At least three persons have told Twiss they were struck without harm by rattlers while wearing the metal protectors. Usually tht Ust fray to b« completely misunderstood-h-»o »V txoctfywtwt you think. .me JACOBY ON BRIDGE King Discard Set* Dec/arer By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NFA Service The key play In today's hand took nerve and fine- analysis. Put yourself in the West seat and see if you can muster enough of both qualities to match C. M. Smith, of Madison, Wis., who played the West cards in a recent rubber bridge game. Smith opened the five of clubs, ?nd Couth won v,1'h Tie nlsm. Dou.h Jr.d. ths ace of dia'/nonos, and Smith loUowed s^ii. If you were planning to follow suit with the nine rf diamonds. THE WITNETr Ronnie Burns who plays Cyrano on a late February Burns and Allen show, borrowed the false nose Jose -Ferrer wore in the movie for the role When Ronnie tried it on for the first time, Papa George deadpanned : "Now If you could borrow Jose's talent, too, you'd really have something. HEAR IT NOW:'Gene Autry's thinking seriously I'or the first time of putting Champion out to pasture and Joining him there except for his weekly radio show. No more movies or TV films are on his schedule. NOT IN THE SCRIPT: Oroucho Marx gazing Into the TV crystal ball: "It won't be long before every show on TV Is a quiz show. There will be so many quiz shows theyll have to start some new networks. Everybody will be winning money and paying the government. You'll have to have all TV seta all tuned In to different shows to keep up with things." This Is TV, Mrs. Jones: When Robin Raymond heard that a mar- thieatened her film studio with a could handle a big role. They're rled couple, whose squabbles are well known, would co-star in a big TV spectacular, she flipped: "I wonder If theyll arrange for them to appear in incompatible color. Martha Hyer, it now can be told, Smith then took the rest of the clubs and the ace of spades to set the contract three tricks. Try beating the hand if you drop the nine of diamonds at the second t'.'ick. It can't be done. Top Director Made It On One Movie By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD IM— The FILn Director of the Year Is a youni; man who has directed only one movie and doesn't count films as his primary goal. This may come as a th* Hollywood old-timers. Nevertheless, the Screen Director's Guild gave their prize for the best 'direction of the year to this newcomer, Delbert Mann. He won out over the super-epics with a film that required a mere 19 days to shoot— "Marty." (The average movie takes about 45 days.) Back to TV For the past three weeks, Mann las been devoting himself to tha medium in which he learned his trade— TV. He is directing Paul Gregory's SO-minute production of 1 'The Day Lincoln Was Shot, ' ' which appears on CBS tonight. He paused for a chat over luuch at the Hollywood . Athletic Club, v.heie Jaclc. Lernmon, Lillian Glsh, Raymond Massey and the rest ot ;he company were rehearsing (CBS 1 Television City .was too ammed to accommodate them). Mann Is a tall, studious-looking ellow, of 32 years quiet, orderly and modest. Like others connected with it, he Is amazed by the success of "Marty." Goo* Story "I knew we had a good story, >ecause I had already done it on .elevision," he said. "But I cer- ;alnly never expected it to be th* hit that it turned out to be." A Nashville, Term., boy, Mann jot his first dramatic training at Vanderbllt University there. After a stretch in the service, he attended Yale Drama School, then took a Job directing at the noted play- louse at Columbia, S.C., following p red Coe. When Coe began clfck- ng as a TV producer, he sent for is successor. Together they irought forth more than 100 of the Sunday Night Playhouse dramas, enerally considered the best dri- •nattc series in TV's brief history. Despite the success of his first Urn, Mann doesn't Intend to set- le here. "I have a wifu and three chit ren In New York," he explained. 'We like It there. I would like to evote my time to all three medf- ms— TV, films and the theater.' 75 Years Ago In E. M. Terry Jr., who entered tht 'nlverslty of Missouri at mid-term, as been pledged to Sigma Alpha psllon fraternity. He previously at- ended Hendrix College at Conway. Twenty guests were entertained ith a Valentine party at the hom« f Frances Shouse Friday night, arry Parr received the prize for aklng the most words out of the ord Valenine. Ice cream and cooks were served the guests. Leroy G. Brown Is one of 16 Aransas boys who completed their isle training at the Weit Point the Air last Friday at Randolph Field In Texas. i 12th President's Wife Answer to Today's Puzilt NORTH (0) Jl VAQ10 • Q 10874! 47« WEST EAST AA AJ10764 V88S2 V743 4 J62 *M •oura A9S532 Wat Pass Pass * AS *KJt Both sides vul. NwlU Eaat Snath 1 » Pass 1 A 2 » Pass 2 N.T. } N.T. Pass Past Opening le»d—* } ACIOSS I IVi'i of lif .£. n;c. .Qenl, Uirsirct Taylor « Her daughter Elizabeth, was House hostess DOWN I Snrj.d'« 3 c'o..., a L*>i 4 Beverage 5 Hours (ab.) 8 Tiny 7 Masculine nickname 11 New-fashioned 8 Body of land 13 Time of year 9 New Zealand 26 Den 24 Oxidizing sedge HPtnetnt* it Her ion 28 Rlcer Richard died 12 Vegetable in 33 Dress 13 Seaports (ab.)34 Operated 18 Ever (poet.) 35 Dispatcher 14 Bellow 36 Those who 2> Unusual attempt Ive yourself a demerit. Smith had he couragt to throw the king of diamonds, and so should you. How are you going to defeat the ;ontract If you take the king of llamonds and the two black aces? Your only chance la to find a way 0 get your partner In, so that he an lead through declarer's clubs. Alter Smith had thrown the king 1 diamonds, declarer was • gone osllng. He led a low diamond and ucked from the dummy when West produced the nine, The at- empt was futile, fur Kut ovjr- xx>k with the Jack of diamond* nd returned hU remaining club. enzyme IS Little ball 15 New Zealand parrot 17 Moist 19 Goddess of infituitlon 20 East (Fr.) 11 Affirmative reply 22 Correlative of neither 23 Violent dread HBail 28 Rowing , Implement 29 Salt M Nosh's boat 31 Pistry 32 Solicitude 34 Pause anew 37 Natural channel 31 New Guinea port 3> Bitter vetch 41 Tible scrap 42 Conclusion 43 Clam* 44 Ascended 47 Eluder 90 Bullfighter 81 Venerate 12 Cubic meter *) Succinct 37 Ruminants 27 Toward the 38 Cotton fabric sheltered side 40 Drunken carousal 45 Weight of India 46 Before 48 Animal doctor) (coll.) 49 Haill r

What members have found on this page

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 9,800+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free