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Blytheville, Arkansas
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FACE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14,1988 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER HEWS OO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher BARKY A. RAINES, Editor. AwUUnt Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. AdvertUinf Manager Salt Natlon») Advertising Representative*: Wallace'Wltiner Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Mempmi, Entered ai aecond class matter at the pcwt- offlce at Blythevilie, Arkansas, under act of Con- grM*. Octobar «, 1917. Member of The Associated Preaa SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheyllle or any auburban town where carrier service la maintained, 25c per week. By mall, .within a radius of 50 mllea, M.50 per year. $3.50 for six months. 12.00 for three montha; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per jeai payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS He lhat U slim Ui anger It lietlei thte mighty; and he that rulelh his spirit thin he ihat taketh a city. — Prov. 16:32. * * * Anger is momentary madness, so control your passion or It will control you. — Horace. BARBS A dude ranch it where it Is too painful to ride horseback after you finally learn how. * * * A boy In Australia swallowed & clock key and, naturally, wound up in a hospital. * # * Crow* have be«n reported peeking the paint oft to muto hoods. Have the can gone to seed? * * * Skating romances sometimes bring a reversal of the usual form of courtship. The gal breaks the Ice. * * * TOU'M takinf a ohutc* wheu you remove your galoshes in a morie. You may find them full of popcorn. Germany's Trade Drive There was a significant story buried recently on inside pages of the nation's newspapers. It said that Western Germany is launching a big trade drive in Asia and Africa. The goal is to help counter Russia's economic warfare in these areas. To the United States this information must com* as both a comfort and a cause for concern. It is comforting because it constitutes evidence that others besides America itself are prepared to contest the Soviet Union In this new warfare of mount- miiig intensity. American lawmakers view with increasing distaste the prospect of carrying on foreign economic aid infinitely. They may vote more than they would like to, but they will not be happy about it They feel this country bears too much of the world's load. Of course they do not protest private investment abroad. But the big demand . upon this nation has been for public assistance. Germany's new drive features efforts by both private industrialists and government officials. Some are touring the Far East. Alfred Krupp of the Ruhr steel works will visit India, Pakistan, Thailand and Egypt. A former Luft- waffe designer will start work on a contract to build up India's aircraft industry. German Economics Minister Erhard soon will visit Britain to discuss possible joint action to meet the Communist trade ofensive. All this holds promise for the whole West, not to mention Germany itself. But it also puts a faint cloud on the U.S. horizon. The Germans are a driving plodding people. Their domestic revival has astonished Europe and the world. As yet their export trade is small by comparison with ours. But if they press on foreign fronts as they have at home, their share of the market is bound to increase. We want to see Germany reasonably self-sufficient, as we want the same for all free nations. Thus we must be willing, to see their trade expand. But we should not wish to see markets go to them by default, if they earn them by superior products It is fair they should have them efficiently turned out and marketed with full competitive energy. Should we fail on any of these counts we cannot complain. But we owe it to ourselves to exhibit all the competitive spirit for which we are famous. Germany's trade drive is welcome, yes. But It should be a signal to American indiisutriallsts and investors to redouble their own energies in these African and Asiatic markets which have become the focus of world trade combat. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Death of Poor Perrington We, which is strictly a first person term tor newspaper editors, and people with tapeworms — have collected a professional repertoire of folksy atoriea worthy of consideration by lay readers. A fiance through our newsroom revives memories of a tale we collected from Richard Stout, noted Washington correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor. Stout occasionally bears off on a refreshing tangent from brittle wordage flowing dally from stiff-lipped statesmen. Stout'a exact words we cannot recall but to him goe» credit for originating Poor Perrington, a gentleman with all the characteristics for immortality in the folklore of the profession. Poor Perrington, big hulk of a newspaper reporter with size eleven oxfords and bed clothing lint decking his mangled curls, was a plague of im- punctual procrastination for frenzied city editors. Perry two-fingered a typewriter with staccato precision and groaned out copy with that sharp glow of professional craftsmanship responsible for keeping eccentric newspapermen on payrolls at. an expense, in dignity, to their more normal brethren. A copyboy once quipped that Perry's mother lay moaning in the hospital a month beyond her calendar date and that the doctor himself was late when Perrington showed his head. But in the newsroom Perry slipped in under the tape with a by-lined story, most any day of the week. Executive ulcers twitched and hair was torn on the newsroom floor — but Perrington made the papers. Perry's wife, a bovine-like babe he'd picked up in a corner bar and grill, rolled her big brown eyes at the pillows until 10 a.m. and the children Uttered the apartment ..with paper airplanes made from the school principal's tardy slips. Perry, bleary eyed and a half hour late each morning, slouched over his typewriter his string- tie askew, frayed grey shirt rusty with catsup stains. Had he worn a flat, black felt cap, he might have sold apples on the streets of Washington, D. C., during the Great Depression. And then came — radio, into Poor Perrington's life. Perry's publisher sank an investment Into the still shaky media of fleeting communications and Perry was the only '"name" newsman who could be scraped from the newsroom. He was assigned three 15-minute news broad- oasts each day, at 8, at II, and at 4:15 In the evening. On the first morning, an engineer in the control room played religious music for 10 minutes and the investors howled in dollar-sign tones. Perrington bought a watch. Perry's wife bought a watch; his children bought watches. Poor Perrington demanded the family in bed by 9 p.m., up brightly at six, on the streets by seven. Two large electric clocks were installed In the kitchen, three In the bedroom. The Perrington home waa a literal Swiss muieum with all of the ticks and tocks of a synchronized factory The boot-toe went behind Mrs. Perrington in the mornings and she hit the deck with a rattling of pots and pans and skillets. The name of Perrington flowed over the alr- wayi and folks clustered around cracker barrels in small country stores, awaiting the rich sentimental baritone which aped news the morning papers had printed hours before. There sat Poor Perrington, slouched over the microphone In a small glassed-in cubby hole, his string-tie askew, his latest bite of eggs on his coat sleeve, his hair, six weeks from the nearest barbershop. The pictures of Poor Perry which made the papers were taken from his college annual when friends caught him after his first bath of the semester. . Perrington's Increasing state of punctuality steadily gained until it reached the brink of neuroticism. Throughout World War n, he was everywhere on time — Normandy, Iwo, Okinawa — in his baggy correspondent's fatigues and his greasy overseas cap. He was in on time', out on time, and back home alive — a famous and untidy man. And then came — TV. Poor Perrington's pujse beat in three-quarter time as he signed his first contract. But when the cameraman bore down upon him, Poor Perrington invaded tidy Am*ican homes, his tie askew, the catsup spots, the rag-mop hair. A conference, albeit a tactful conference, was called when Perry finished his first broadcast and the phones began to ring. He cuaght the word directly on the chin and rushed straightway to the tailor. Cut-away coat, ascot tie, striped trousers, hanky-in-the-pocket, flower-ln- the-lapel. Mrs. Perry had frills and evening gowns and not one toy was found, forevermore, on the floor of the Perrington home. Poor Perrington's face was baby-pink; his hair, patent-leather slick, with not the tiniest visible mark of the tiniest comb. Lips were bit to make them red before broadcasts while the cleaner's bill at the Perrington home hit three wel-rounded figures. And as the days went by, Poor Perrington transformed from a man who breathed and slouched to a 20th century robot of a scientific personality who appealed to unoriginal personalities in artificial homes in an increasingly artificial world. His copy, written by remote control from the "writers room,' sparkled with floures- cent smoothness but with none of the flickering orange warmth of true craftsmanship. Perrington died a living death and with him died a tradition. It Is only the eccentrics, today, who have the courage to keep It alive. — Mattoon (m.) Journal-Gazette. >0 THEY SAY I think it (Adiai Setvenson running against Vice President Nixon for the presidency) would be something like the great Oklahoma football team — number one in the nation — playing Slippery Rock Teachers' College. — Sen. A. S. (Mike) Monroncy (D-Okla), likes Stevenson's chances In such a race. Unless we can cut down In spending, or get Increases In revenue we don't dare to estimate, there Is no room lor » tax cut this year. — Trtajury Secretary Humphrey. And Here We All Thought He Was Dead Erskme Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Behind the screen: Hollywood's censorship code is on the operating table for what may be major surgery. A sweeping study of the rules, lecently under fire as old-fashioned in the controversy over "The Man With The Golden Arm," was voted by the Motion Picture Association's board of directors. The film code dates .back to 1B32, and there's considerable talk about making the regulations more flexible to meet the needs of a changing society. There's also a movement among independent film distributors to establish a special code seal for foreign movies "too hot" for Hollywood. A changing entertainment pic- tee HJX fuced Peter Edson't Washington Column — There's No Tricky Bookeeping In Corporation Profit Estimate WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Secre tary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey estimates that corpora, tion profits this year will be about the same as last year—a mere 43 billion dollars. Because of this there has been some concern that he is anticipating a recession. This isn't his view at all. The secretary is tnown to believe that the gross national product of goods and services this year may well be higher than last year. But the net, as represented by corporate profits, may be no higher .And even If it Isn't, It will still be at a recbrd high. One impression current among economists is that Humphrey's estimate may have been based on some practical business man's seat-of-the-pants Instinct. In other words, it wasn't supported by economists' tables or charts or trend curves. This idea may have grown from the secretary's budget press conference statements that when business reached a peak, it didn't necessarily keep on going up, indefinitely. Also, that the closer you get to the ceiling, the less room there is to go up, Humphrey has a reputation for being fishy-eyed when examining the graphs of the experts. He has a favorite story about a poster he remembers from his boyhood. It showed a tramp and a dog. And the dog is saying to the tramp, "If you're ao smart, why ain't you rich?" Actually, the Treasury estimates for this year, like every other year, were based on every economic fact known to be not pessimistic on the available. And the head man is Increase In personal Income. Busi- Treasury estimates anticipate an business outlook. ing and general trade are both 'ar hump. and equipment are expected to ex- ness Investments for new plants —or gross national product—may ceed last year's. Consumer spend- expected Ao expand. And the GNF It's the net, or profits, that may easily go over the 400-billion-dol- be held down. . , There are several soft spots In the economy. The farm price decline is one ofthe worst. But it Is pointed out that agricultural production isn't as large 'a slice of the economy as it used to be, and It doesn't involve as many people. This is not taken to mean that nothing should be done to correct the farm situation. But by itself, it isn't as likely to lead the way Into a depression as it did in the 1930's. Automobile production and sales are down and so. are new housing starts. They account for a larger part of total U.S. business and corporate profits than does agri- culture. A "buyers' market" Is said to exist today. There is more business competition for the consumers' dol lar>. That means pared-down profit*. On top of all this, there li a factor of uncertainty over wha The Man In the White House is going to do. A decision by President Elsen hower not to seek re-election is not expected to throw the economy into a depression. It could conceivably have th< same effect as first news of hi heart attack. But the country, a; well as the President, got over he: Immediate effects of that break pretty rapidly. From now till the day he makes his decision on running again anc on until election day, however, a certain amount of. business uncer talnty and slow down may be ex pected. That's normal. It can be stated authoritatively that this factor by Itself was no responsible for the Humphrey esti mate. It is insisted that his Is an hones estimate. There are no two o more billions of dollars worth o anticipated tax receipts hidden In any Treasury tax drawer or up anybody's sleeve, to be produced some fine day before Congress ad journs. just to justify a surprise election-year tax cut. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service The, diseases which may be transmitted from animals to human beings constitutes a fascinating health subject. The list is a long one and I certainly do not mean to frighten people by talking about these diseases since most of them are under pretty good control and are comparatively unusual human illnesses. Rabies or hydrophobia is one of the best known animal-borne diseases. It is almost always the result of the bite or scratch of a dog or cat which is, itself, afflicted with that disease. Another extremely serious animal-borne disease is bubonic plague which many have heard about under thn name of the Black. Death of the Middle Ages. The germ of this disease Is carried to human beings from rats by means of the rat flea. Some forms of encephalitis or brain fever are carried to human beings through horses or possibly other animals. Cat scratch disease is probably a virus infection introduced into the human body by the method escribed in its name. Other less well known diseases spread by animals or the insects which prey on them, are Rocky Mountain spotted fever, and Q fever, the latter a disease originally described to Australia. More Important perhaps than these comparatively unusual diseases Is Brucellosis or undulant 'ever which Is. common enough on :he North American continent. This disease .attacks cattle, goats, swine, and other animals and \z acquired by human beings by coning in contact with infected animals or meat, or by drinking milk or milk products In which the germ if Brucellosis Is still alive. Another group of disorders nbout which readers . may not feel so helpless are the fungus diseases ipread principally by dogs. Some of these may be consld- !red under the common name of 'ringworm" and the prevention of heir passage to human beings dc- icnds on good veterinary nnd mod- cal care and avoidance of loo clos* contact wltb anlmali having fungus disorders. Here it is Important to keep chil dren away from x too Intimate rela tions with their animal pets. It Is true also, that some intes tinal worms can Involve the dog and be carried to people. In ordei to avoid this risk, dogs shoulc never be allowed to lick the fan of children. Also one should be careful to avoid contact with ani mal waste in sand boxes or othei areas where children play. The entire list of animal-borne diseases to which man is suscep tible is much longer but this should be enough. One need not panic about the situation, how ever, though a little understanding and reasonable precautions are certainly in order. "CAN ESTES Kefauver Revive Sagging Fur Cap Market?" — Editorial head in Sanford Herald. Or better yet can sagging fur-cap market revive Estes? — Greensboro (N C.) News. MIKE MAMAKOS Is going around telling about the Texan with a sick friend who went into a Cadillac agency and asked, "What do you have in a get-well car?" — Los Angeles Times. FLATTERY is something nice someone tells you about yourself — something you wish were true. — Elberton tGa.) Star. L/TTLf LIZ Love moy be blind—but lovers would do well to remember that the onlookers aren't. •«"- • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Deception Aids No-Trump Play By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NF.A Service It isn't easy to make three no trump in today's hand against a club opening lead. The defenders threaten to take three clubs and two diamonds before you can velop nine tricks A neat bit of deception helpe< R. L. Miles, Jr., of Norfolk, presl dent of the American Contract Bridge League, when he playec the South cards. East won the firs trick with the ace of clubs, and "Skinny" Miles dropped the king East looked at this card with suspicion. His partner had led an obvious fourth-best, so South was bound to h?ve a second club NORTH 14 ASS VAQJ . 4J1076J *J85 ' WEST EAST 4 10:54 AJ972 V9732 ¥1065, » 8 5 • A K + Q962 *A743 SOUTH (D) AAKQ3 VKS4 " 4QS42 AK10 North-South vul. South Wot North Bait 1N.T. Pa« 3N.T. Paw Fast Pisi Opening lead—4 X Moreover, It was unlikely that South had bid no-trump with a singleton, regardless of West's opening lead. South was trying "to fool him, East decided. South must have hrown the king of clubs from * holding of douhleton K-Q. In this case the club suit Was pretty hope- ess, so East shifted to the deuce >f spades. Concealing his satisfaction, Miles von the second trick with the king if spades nnd Jed « diamond E»«t took thi king of diamond* MM re-examination of the old film censorship code. TV's handling of kid' naping themes and dope addiction, both taboo in Hollywood films, paved the way for theater and public acceptance of "The Man With The Golden Arm," and MGM's current "Ransom," based on the Ralph Bellamy home screen hit, "Desperate Decision." 'If TV can do It, why can't we?" !• the wail of movie producers. Their argument Is sound IF they can duplicate TV's good taste. The current study of the Hollywood code may come up with the answers, including movies labeled 'For Adults Only." The late Ben Bernie's life story has been sold for a movie titled, •The Old Maestro" . . . Debbie Reynolds nixed all movie and TV offers to be with Eddie Fisher on his next personal appearance tour She's a gal who doesn't believe in separation . . . Glna Lollobriigda's 1955 earnings, It's said, were $600, 000. But another Italian movie doll, Sophia Loren, topped her with $700,000: Not In the script: Katharine Hepburn on being an actress: "Being an actress la a humiliating: business, and a« yon get older it become* more humiliating be- caose you've got lesa to sell. This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: "Top Banana." a movie version of the stage hit starring Phi] Silvers which flopped at the box office three years ago. Is due for a re-issue. Phil's TV lick Is the/reason. He'll even be billed as "Sgt. Bilko of TV." The Witnet: Henny Youngman about his early days in New York: ''I had a night-club boss who was so tough he used to stab me good' night." Jackie Gleason is considering a Hollywood movie — "The Cheese Stands Alone." It's the dramatic role of a top comedian who has a "deep-seated rejection of people" . . . Greer Garson's taking the dramatic TV plunge In the filmed "Star Stage" series on NBC. British star Trevor Howard will play Hasani In "Omar Khay-yam." Cornel Wilde has the title role hi the movie . . . Bob Hope's thumb- nailing of the British film studio in which he's making "Not For Money": "It's Paramount—with tea Fred Allen wrote it to a Hollywood pal: "I'm working on a new aerum which will make writers Immune to criticism. If it works, I may return to writing," Hour-long telefilms now being produced by Hollywood's major studios will be released as theatrical films In foreign countries. doggedly led another spade. Now there was no way to defeat the contract. South won with the ace of spades and led another diamond to knock out the ace. Declarer was sure ol nine tricks whether or not the defenders shifted back to clubs, for he could count three spades, three hearts, and t'iree diamonds. They're already being offered la England, where "I Love Lucy" and "Dragnet" just made the top 10-most-popular TV shows. The Davy Crockett craze just hit there, too. Old Daw's ballad is No. 1 on the hit parade In London. Cec/7 B. Intends To Keep Active By BOB THOMAS HOEtYWOOD tm— Cecil B. D«Mille, the fabulous film maker who will be 75 in August, declared today he has no Intention of retiring. There had been rumors that the director's swan song to his long career would be "The Ten Commandments," by far his biggest and costliest epic. He even added fuel to the reports by hinting that his age might preclude any further films. But when I saw him In his Paramount Studio office, he seemed M vigorous as ever. Stick to Tntt "No, I don't suppose I will tvtr quit unless I am forced to," h« admitted. "The movies are such a great medium of communication —the greatest the world has ever known. H you are a good story teller—and Mrs. DeMille and I believe that I am—I think you should stick at your trade as long as you are able." It has been reported that his next project will be a remake of "The Buccaneer," the Jean Lafitte story which starred rredrlc March la 1938. I asked why he hid choeen it. "I haven't," h» replied. "1 haven't made any decision yet. I have a number of things In mind, and 'The Buccaneer' to one of them. It is a good story and •, fascinating time in t our history. Afore iVortc "I haven't had time to think of the next. project. I atlll have five months of work to do on 'The Ten Commandments.' I have the scoring and editing, plus some technical sequences like the pillar of fire, the parting of the Red 8e» and the .clash of storms from the Mediterranean and the Red Sea. "The picture will be released u soon as I can get the work done. I was hoping to get It out by Octo^ her, but there is so much processing to. do that I may not make It until November." How long will the film run? "Six feet longer than 'Gone With the Wind,' " said DeMille, never one to be beaten. He added that the Civil War epic ran S hours and 47 minutes t The picture IB said to cost 10 million dollars, and this may not be too much of an exaggeration, considering the scale on which DeMille operates. But he doesn't stress its enormity. "Mere spectacle Is not enough," he said. "The public will be bored by bigness alone. You've also got to give them a story, and I think I have a great one." 75 Years Ago In Dr. and Mrs. f. E. Utley returned today from Memphis where they attended the Mid-South Post Graduate Assembly. Mrs. Marcus Evrard It 111 of an ear Infection at her home on North Highway 61. A dinner party and scavenger hunt were given Monday night by Miss Sara Lou McCutchen in celebration ot her 11th birthday. In the hunt the prize was awarded the team,^composer of Miss Betty Brooks Isaacs, Bo Coppedge, Miss Peggy White and Hunter Sims. 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