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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS. MONDAY, FEBRUARY IS, 1956' THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered aa second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress. October 9. 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of BlythevlHe or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year. $3.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per vear payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS MEDITATIONS — (For Monday) Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shall find It after many days. — Eccl. 11:1. * * * What we frankly give, forever is our own. — George Granville. BARBS The whole world seems topsyturvy, says a writer. All he need is a new slant. if- * * Perfect sequence: An auto license that help? a fellow get a date and a marriage license it sometimes leads to. * * * Part of an old jail in a Texas town was remodeled for use as a schoolroom. Kids should see the humor in this. * * * A doctor says, eat less for your own good. Restaurant prices say eat less if you know what's good for you. * * * A Colorado grlrl was robbed of her wallet In a revolving door. No sort of a man to be goinr around with. Warped Patriotism Seldom has the name of France suffered such disgrace as was heaped upon it by Frenchmen on the occasion of Premier Guy Mullet's arrival in Algiers. He came there to seek a solution to the troubling problem of Algeria's future relations with France. Ruled by a relative handful of French residents, the region's predominantly Arab-Moslem population seeks a substantial degree of self-government. . Mollet gained power as premier partly on the strength of his pledge to tackle this issue. His quick trip across the Mediterranean was in fulfillment of that promise. When he landed in Algiers he went immediately to Algier's war memorial. There he found a mob of hooting, catcalling Frenchmen. With difficulty, a path to the monument was cleared for him. Mollet tried to observe a moment of bareheaded silence, but it was broken by crude jeering and whistles. He placed a wreath at the foot of the memorial. The yelling crowd promptly tore it to pieces. As he drove off, the rioters pelted his car with rotten fruit and vegetables. By this means, Frenchmen living in Algeria attempted to show Mollet and the world that "Algeria is French." What they really showed was their own degradation. One may be permitted to wonder how long Alegia will be French if those Frenchmen who live there imagine that mob violence is th eanswer to native peoples calling for self-determina- We may brush aside as of secondary consequence the advantage this episode gives to Communist propagandists the the world over. Of greater importance are these things: The rioting Frenchmen have made extremely difficult Mollet's task of seeking a fair solution to the Algerian problem.'His new minister resident, Gen. Georges Catroux, already has resigned, bowing to the tomato-throwers and the defilers of .monuments. If Mollet now should fail to produce a solution that will bring at least some measure of satisfaction to the restless Arabs, his brief regime in Paris may topple speedily. Standing by greedily to pick up the pieces will be the newly strengthened French Communists, who believe any future government must include their party. Moreover, failure at Algiers may convince the Moslem population that their only hope lies in open rebellion, aided perhaps by Communists ever ready to profit from nationalistic ferment on whatovw front. Tim men who shouted insults at th« memorial as Mollet stood silent did more dishonor the war dead. They dishonored themselves', and France. That's Not the Spirit The United States is not accustomed to wining the Winter Olympics, though it has done better in past times than it did this year at Cortina. But there is a sad lesson for use in the winter games just concluded. Many of our athletes performed brilliantly. Nevertheless they found themselves against stiffer competition than ever, and most of it came from one great source: the Soviet Union. National prestige always has been de- eeply involved in these games. But it has gone beyond that now. Intesely conscious of the proganda value of a good showing, Russia has made its sports program an instrument of national policy. This is corruption of the spirit of these games. We must soon decide Whether we wish to continue competing on such a basis. VIEWS OF OTHERS What's with Lambs Lettuce? Op until a few days ago, for bed-time reading at this time of the year there was no volume more voluptuous to us than a seed catalogue. Only on rare occasions had we been able to translate the reading into dreams populated with dew-shining strawberries, juicy tomatoes, and dark glistening grapes. But there was a sweet certainly about a seed catalogue. Tike this seed, it said put It Into this kind of soil at this time of the year, and verily that seed will reward your appetite and your labors. But the other night what had been certainly turned Into a pit of indecision. We were reading about a plant called lambs lettuce or corn salad. There was a lot of other information, but nothing to answer our question: Is lymbs lettuce or corn salad also the same thing as lambs quarter which used to be put, most providentially, into the same pot with a mixture of turnip greens, grape, mustard and poke salad, thereby making all of the parts of the mixture more delectable? If so, lambs lettuce to us is a Jewel rediscovered. But is it? The seed company is far to the north and how Is it to know if "lettuce" to them is "quarter"to us? Some gentle reader must know. To the first who comes up with a straight-from-the-shoulder answer, a peony with a fringe on top!—Charlotte (N. C.) News. Scattering Garbage We wonder If the men who gather up garbage and trash for the city could be persuaded not to pile it quite so high on the trucks, and to be sure that it Is not sprinkled up and down the streets, after It has been thrown on the trucks. Sometimes a citizen would prefer to see his garbage in the can than spilled all over his front walk, his drive and those of his neighbors. It Is disconcerting, sometimes, to drive along and recognize one's garbage, blowing along the street ahead of the car. And speaking of garbage: We have a dog-neighbor with an extra long nose. She can pry open the top oi our garbage can, then empty the content* on the ground, rummage through It, take her pick of dainty tidbits and get away before we can stop her. She's a good garbage scatterer, too.—Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Pretty Miss Take Long-time favorites of ours among the princesses of pulcritude have been Miss Continuous Towel, Miss Gum Spirits of Turpentine, Miss Peroia Area Outdor Girl, and Miss Lake Ashtabula Water Carnival. A new trend seems to have set In however, with the choice, at South Dakota State College, of a Miss print to reign over National Printing Week. It can only be viewed with alarm. If this punning approach perserves and prevails one may expect to see a conclave of mathematicians ruled over by Miss Calculate, the Explorer's Club by Miss Adventure, and the various bar associations by Miss Demeanor. Our best advice Is to drop it right where it is, and get back to fundamentals in naming beauty queens, like Miss Air Force Recruiting Detachment 512.—St. Lou'j Post-Dispatch. SO THEY SAY For the (State) legislature to declare Supreme Court rulings null and void is like a dog braying at the moon and declaring It's treed. — Gov. James E. Folsom on the Alabama's legislature's "nullification" resolution of the Supreme Court desegregation ruling. * * * The only thing holding them (Russia) back is a lack of capable aircraft to deliver a lethal blow. — Retired Air Force Gen. George C. Kenney, believes that any time Eussla thinks she can win she will launch an all-out attack on the U. S. * * * The old colonialism trained people to rule themselves, taught democracy and eventually led to Independence. The eventual result of Soviet colonialism Is the full assimilation of nations by the Soviet Union. — Gcorgi ^f. Dimitrov, former premier of Bulgaria, speaking in New York. * * ¥ The problem is what will be the effect on the presidency, not on me. — President Elsenhower on hi? health nnd whether he will accept the OOP presidential nomination. 'Book Him for Endangering Our Aircraft' Peter Edson's Washington Column — Heres Do-it- Yourself News Kit On Ikes Second Tei'm Decision NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — NEA) — The gabble, the think pieces and the thumb suckings on whether President Eisenhower will run again drool on and on in an endless river of words. Nobody knows for sure from nothing. But political speculation is the national sport—even more than basketball. So everybody does it at every juke box and bus stop. Theres a story going around that somebody called up that roly- poly pal of presidents, George Allen, and said he finally had it straight about Ike's running. ''Hurry up and tell me, said Allen, "so I can rush right over and advise the president on what he should do. But the day isn't far off when all this uncertainty will come to an end. And then you will be subjected to another spasm of gum- beatings on either of the two following varieties: If the President decides that his health will enable him to stick out the White House for another five years, you can expect this kind of day-after reaction: "Republicans today counted the 1956 election in the bag, following President Eisenhowers dramatic announcement to the nation that he would be a candidate for reelection. "It was generally assumed that Vice President Richard M. Nixon would again be the Presidents running mate. * _ "From his office In the Capitol (or from Timbuotu or wherever he happens to be on good-will mission) Nixon greeted repoters warmly and still, (fill in whatever he says). "All over the Capitol today, It was possible to tell Republicans from Democrats by their expressions. The Republicans were the ones who were smiling broadly.' "Meanwhile, irom Chicago, ex- Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, likeliest Democratic candidate to oppose the President In November, issued a cautiously worded statement. "From New York, Gov. Averell Harriman repeated that he was not a candidate, while Sen. Estes Kefauver (D-Tenn) said he would welcome a test of strength against the President in (whatever primaries are still open). Et cetera, and so forth, etc. But if Ike says simply, in the words of Silent Cal CooHdge, "I do not choose to run, you will be subjected to both barrels of something like this: "The Republican party was thrown into complete consternation ! chaos, confusion, panic or choose your own word) today by President Eisenhowers dramatic announcement that he would not be a candidate for re-election. "GOP National Chairman Len Hall, looking serious, told reporters as he left the White House that the party would now close ranks and, united, sweep on to victory "Vice President Richard M Ntx on appeared to be in favored position as the Presidents successor to head the GOP ticket in the November elections. "It was Immediately apparent, however, that Nixon would not have smooth sailing for the nomination. "Republican Senate Leader William R. Knowland, also of Call- fornls, appeared to be a strong contender. Already entered in Illinois, Alaska (and maybe a few other state) primaries, Knowland was conceded to have a head start. "Meanwhile .there was considerable talk In Republican circles of possible dark-horse candidates. "Capitol corridors buzzed with excitement. "Among the names prominently mentioned were ex-Gov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. Gov. Goodwin J. Knight of California and (. . . fill in your favorite). "What looms ahead Is a bitter (hard, knockdown, long and-or dragout) fight for the nomination at the Republican convention In San Franciscos Cow Palace next August. And so on, far Into the night, and days ahead. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Among the most frightening consequences of long continued too heavy consumption of alcoholic beverages Is the extraordinary condition called delirium tremens. Although this has been the subject for many jests about seeing such things as pink elephants or snakes, it is actually a serious matter indeed. In someone who has delirium tremens the poisonous effects of long-term excessive drinking have reached the stage of serious dan- an attack may not involve actual stitutes a menace to anyone in tremens become violen land con- Sometimes the victim of delirium tremens become violent, ger. Delirium tremens usually ferent forms In different people, violence but merely the vision of the neighborhood. At other times things which are not there such as the aforementioned snakes or pink elephants. On the whole, the disease thoroughly deserves its long-given com' mon name of "shaking madness." An attack of delirium tremens Is a most unpleasant experience for all concerned. Symptoms come on quickly over a period of two or three days usually during or Immediately after a heavy bender. At first, the sleep becomes broken, appetite is lost, and intolerable restlessness develops. Frightening dreams occur and often wake the victim from sleep. The most charactpristtc symptom, of course, Is the seeing something which Is not real. Often this takes the form of small moving creatures such as spiders, beetles, snakes, mice, rats or the like. A fever and excessive sweating are common. An attack often lasts for three or four dnys, Sventually, n good long sleep Is likely to set In after which mental and physical improvement rapidly take plnce. Delirium tremens Is dangerous, It can usually be cured, nnd violence In an attack Is more- likely than not. Complete nbsllnencc from alcohol is called for. Although this Is only oire of lire compilations from long-time heavy drink- tag it is one of the most frightening and most serious. The "DTs" is nothing to joke about. The effects on the victim as well as on the relatives Is little short of tragic. The number of people who have lost their jobs or gone in the gutter from this and other effects of excessive alcohol is almost incalculable. the teeth? — Mrs. C. S. \ — i do not know of any overwhelming evidence that lemon skins are exceptionally beneficial to health (providing a person gets enough vitamin C from other sources). Though not a dentist, I am doubtful that It would be advisable to eat lemon skins in any quantities from the standpoint of the teeth. Q — While fishing the other day the noise of passing,cars bothered me so badly I could hardly stand it What can be done? — Eeader. A — Don't fish or fish where there are no passing cars. • JACOBY • ON BRIDGE Bad Beginning, Good Ending By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NFA Service Some nice defensive plays arise out of poor beginnings. In today's hand West could have defeated the contract by opening and continuing diamonds. But West opened ft club, and this unfortunate choice got declarer off to a good start. Doug Steen, playing the East hand, finessed the jack of clubs at the first trick, hoping that his partner had led from--K-10-8 or from K-9-8. South won with the king of clubs, drew three rounds of trumps, and then went back to the clubs. Steen, one of the leading players of the West Coast, refused the second club but had to take the third. He then had to find the right return. The bidding made It clear that West had at least five hearts. Hence South had at most a singleton, almost surely the singleton king. (West would have led the king of hearts from ace-king or from king-queen.) Steen could see that a heart return would be fatal, so he returned a diamond.. West took the ace of diamonds and led the queen of diamonds to WEST 4 103 V AQJ84 « AQ J5 NORTH 13 A A864 ¥ 1095 # K86 4Q54 EAST 4J75 ¥7632 • 932 4AJ6 SOUTH (D) South Pass 2* , Past • 1074 + K 10972 Neither side vul. West North East 1 V Past. 2 V 4V 44 Double Pass Pass Opening lead—4 8 drive out dummy's king. Now South couldn't get back to his hand to discard losers on'his good clubs. He could get back with a trump, but then the discards would do him no good.) Declarer led a heart, hoping for a miracle, but West took the ace of hearts and cashed a diamond trick to defeat the contract. If Steen had led » heart instead of a diamond, West would take the ace of hearts and shift to diamonds. Now, however, South could get to his hand by ruffing a heart, and he could then discard a diamond and a heart from dummy on his good cluba, thus making the doubled contract. ROSE: "It's about time you gave me some old fashloneo lovln'l" Bill: "Okay. I'll call up my grandfather."—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. THE ANTI-RELIOION Communistic bloc in the United Nations has rejected an American proposal that sessions ,of the General Assembly be opened with a .prayer. Whnt have they (tot to lose? — Knoxvllle News-Sentinel. Erskine JoHftSQn IN v HOLLYWOOD LAS VEGAS — NEA) — Those "Closed signs on three big new hotels In this desert pair o dice have wrecked a gravy train for movie stars as night-club entertainers. "Overextenslon" and "lack of know-how".are the answers for the hotel busts. But overpayment to big film stars hired for their names and not their talents is a contributing cause. Some of the movleland kids laid eggs on the stages of Las Vegas supper clubs before new hotel builders laid eggs on foundations. Many of the "acts Imported from Hollywood weren't acts at all. They were personal appearances Living it up wiili eni.>- come, easy-go cash in Las Vegas gambling casinos arent the type to be charmed by a movie queen with a "Don't you want my autograph? look or a celluloid profile with a collection of old Jokes. Came the dawn and the creditors and Las Vegas discovered Its "no- talent big names and their fancy salaries were unbalancing . the economy and budgets along with money-mad hotel builders. . Its obvious that those "Closed signs on three hotels dont mean Las Vegas is or Is becoming a ghost town. Even In the off-season, seven other big luxury hotels show no signs of faltering. All were jumping when I toured the town recently. But write "finis to just any old movie star as a Las Vegas entertainer at a live-figure salary. Prom now on talent, not names, will be hitting the Vegas jackpots, which are still loaded with gold. The Proofs in the big supper club of the Sahara Hotel. Donald O'Connor is a movie star with the ability to entertain, and he's packing the place In a six-weeks engagement. Singing, hoofing, impersonating and laughing It up with his talented is playing to SRO signs twice a night. He's all over the place — and In Liberace's hair. Don's mipersona- tion of him is the greatest of them all. Theres no substitute for talent —even in Las Vegas where the shows are fr"e with buIIMn -lice and blackjack tables. The proof's also In the cocktail lounge of the same hotel, where the hottest jazz man in the country, Louis Prima. his wife, Keely Smith, and his combo pack the place 40 weeks a year from midnight to dawn. He turns Las Vegas in* New Orleans with a jazz style all his own which he described to me: "Its hot jazz, swing, progressive Jazz. Dixie and rock 'n' roll all rolled into one. Man, It's just me." Man. its so hot the stage steams. The "Closed Signs on some Las Vegas hotels and the SRO signs In others are In Ironic contrast these days. "Lack of know-how in hotel- casino management is one answer. But it was lack of know-how on the show business side, too. Theres no trouble at The Sands. The Desert Inn or at The Sahara, where the talents of OConnor, Miller and the Prima cats are on display. Its big crowds, too, at the New Frontier, where Ken Murray and 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille Establishment of a cooperative soybean oil mill Is Blytheville appeared nearer today after Chamber of Commerce President James Terry was authorized to appoint a committee to investigate reactions of soybean farmers to the plant. Oscar Pendler is vacationing in New York for two weeks. Miss Martha Ann Sibley and Toler Buchanan spent Sunday in Forrest City voting Mr. Buchanan's sistfr. Mrs. Eaerman Davis, and Mr. Davis. Marie Wilson are starring In "Blackouts of 1956, which has been booked into Vegas for the next four years. In his closing thank-you, Ronald O'Connor flips: "Come back again. Our next show will be the Civil War with the original cast. Some Las Vegas .hotels which catered to high - salaried names instead of talent could use that show today. Welk Tells Of His By CHARLES MERCER NEW YORK If)— It someone h»« gone along for much of jis life building—so to speak—a pretty good mousetrap, it's always pleasant to note the moment when th» world begins beating a path to his door. Take the case of Lawrence Welk, a calm and thoughtful 52-year-old accordion-playing bandleader who has been "discovered" the past few months by several million television viewers. The popularity ris« of his Saturday evening hour of "Champagne Music" on ABC-TV it sensational-if not phenomenal. Same Stuff Actually, as long as his bos*« would leave him alone, Welk has been playing the same kind of music for years in ballroom*, theaters and one-night stands th» length and breadth of the country. How many million viewers constitute a TV "discovery"? Whatever the number, Welk happilf now has them. "Champagne Music" is smooth and.has the flavor oi a little age, as befitting a vintage wine.'Welk, whose favorite beverage ic milk, can't give you a specific formula for it any more than a French vintner can explain the speciflo chemical of tlie specific grape. Mom's Influence "I think," he said slowly th» other morning "that mothers are the strongest audience In television. If Mom puts her okay on a program it has a better chanc» of being accepted by the rest of the family." Well, Mom certainly has put her okay on the music of Welk and his band. But why? "I think the • human ear is untrained to take music as loud and modern and full as many bands have been playing H," says Welk. The easiest thing for people to understand is the melody. Perhaps many of us have made a mistaka in the band business by ignoring peoples' wants and needs." LITTLl LIZ The reason women like the silent type is because they think h*' Is listening. •«*» Keys Worked WAYNESBORO; Va. Miller reported his car stolen. Police found no clue until a telephone call came that night. Seems the caller had asked a friend to take his car home. The friend got in a car described and theJceys worked. He took it to his "friend's home. The cars were Identical in make and color. • Animal Fair ACROSS i Nocturnal 1 The big, bad „ mammal 6 Hydrocarbon 5 Wild hog 7 - S «? ° f Ta J 9 State (ab.) 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