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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 15, 1956
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PAGI BIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLI! COURIER NEWS THX OOURIEB NEWS CO. H. W. HAIHXS, Publisher BARRY A. HAINB8, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ol« National Advertising Representative!: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago. Detro.'t, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- peas, October 9, 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blythevllle ot any luburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, 16,50 per year, 13.50 for six months, 12.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.60 per year payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS But ill their works they do for to be leen of men: they make broad their phylacteries, and enlarge the border* of their jarmenti. — Matthew 23:5. * * # In every rank, or great or small, small, 'Tis Industry supporti us all. -Gay. BARBS A Chicago man was arrested after passing lour rubber checks. It's his turn for a nice stretch. * * * A California mother of twins five birth to triplet*. Another kind of full house. * * * The life aim of all people is happiness, but many aim to high they miss it . * * * A pnrfeswr myt that TOU have to make allowances for oolleo •indents. That's what keeps dad broke, * » * Our ftttnered friends make things more cheerful, so when you have stale bread, adopt the thought "That's for the birds.' • Intellectuals' Shortcoming A good many American intellectuals complain that they are not honored in their country as are their counterparts in Europe and elsewhere. They blame the people for failing to appreciate them. Their complaint would seem to be true in considerable measure, though it mutt eren be correct to say that at time* current! ot anti-intellectualism run strong iri the United States. But the matter of whose fault it is is something else. A French soldier- priest, Raymond-Leopold Bruckberger, writing in Harpers magazine, comes along to say the blame lies not with the American people but with the intellect- —usis-themselves Since it has been open season on the French for nearly two decades now, perhaps it is fair that we should listen to a Frenchman talk about us for a change. This one has a deep regard for America, and wants its place in the world to be greater. What Bruckberger says is that the American intellectuals have for the most part let their country down. Whether they be writers, artists, scientists, philosophers, he says, they do not dedicate themselves sufficiently to telling the bright truth about America. Whatever its shortcoming, and no fair-minded Americans denies them, this nation is still the great home of liberty, the scene of the world's most fabulous experiment with free institutions. In Bruckberger's view, "man cannot live without liberty any more than a fish can live without water." And here, above all, freedom reigns. But he does not believe our intellectuals celebrate this crowning fact. Their energies are given to complaining about their country, dwelling overlong upon its failings, often indeed extolling the seeming virtues of other regimes not half so tightly bound to liberty as your own. Possibly worst, they frequently remain stunningly silent as insult and vituperation are heaped upon America by men around the globe who too often reveal their utter ignorance of this country's institutions, traditions and habits. Bruckberger does not urge American intellectuals simply to become propagandists or followers of a particular political line or defenders of the State Department, on the side of truth and justice. The whole world has a great stake In the success of the American experiment in freedom. Even those who now MMU! ui most bitterly in places like India art vitally linked to us if they would have liberty, Tn*)' must be told, at they are not now told, what America really represents to its people and all who cherish freedom. We cannot whitewash our failures. But neither can we let them stand as the measure of our achievement. Our intellectuals have the voices. They will be honored here if they lift them to speak of man's promise under freedom, and man's hope so long as freedom prospers in so great a land as Ameri- Example for the World It should not go unnoticed that Britain within a year and a half will grant full independence to Malaya, an Asian land now a British protectorate with colonial status. Just a short time ago the British, with the Egyptians, relinguiushed the last noiu on uie These developments are iri keeping with Britain's enlightened postwar policy which recognizes the aspirations of once subject peoples. By way of contrast, one might ask what subject land the Soviet Union has granted independence in the last half decade or so. The answer of course is VIEWS OF OTHERS Our Friends Err Too It's been a long time since the hyphenated Americans, as Wodrow Wilson termed them, constituted much of a problem. The assimilation of German-Americans or Italo-Americans and other newly-arrived groups has left no question about the American loyalties of second and third generation families. But the problem is being raised again by some Jewish leaders in America who seem determined to support Israel—right or wrong—regardless of the consequencee for the United States. America's sympathies lie with the new and resolute nation of Israel, but our country cannot retain the loyalty of the Arab world 11 we by implication give the Israelis a blank check and a free hand. Recently all eleven members of the united Nations Security Council, including the united States, unanimously condemned Israel for its December raid on Syrian frontier outpost* near toe Sea of Galilee In which 58 Syrians and •*!* Israelis were killed. It was Israel's fourth lucb, "reprisal" attack in two years—a fact which movea America's Henry Cabot Lodge Jr. to term it "a deed so out of proportion with the provocation that it cannot be accurately described as a retaliatory raid." "Shocking," "heinous," and outrageous" were terms which other members of the UN Security Council used In censuring Israel and In threatening her with punitive action for future attacks. Meanwhile the situation Is made to order for Russia, now busy courting the. oil-rich Arabs. The Israelis and their friends In America should remember that any war in the Middle East will bring losses to the West, disaster to Israel and only profit for the Communists. Rocky-MounMN. O.) Evening Telegram School Subsidies and Logic Most states will be able to show that they are well able to build the schools they need, and couid do so at less expense to themselves if they raised the money than by any federal aid plan. The Oklahoma Oklahomaxi declares that Oklahoma now ships to Washington two-thirds of a billion dollars per year. The state will receive only a tiny fraction of that amount as school aid. In fact, says the okiahoman, "the federal treasury is far less able to stand the expense of education than the state and local public treasuries." That is all very true. But the states will The federal government gets its Income largely from income taxes. These taxes are collected on a fixed basis and the money will continue to go to Washington whether Oklahoma builds its own schools or not. The only chance Oklahoma has to get. any of this revenue back is to accept the subsidies. Even if all of the states were to refuse the school aid, the same amount of money would be collected by Washington. Further some means would be found to spend it. What would it be spent for? Probably for something less useful than school buildings. The argument against federal subsidy is sound. It is logical. But there is no way for the states to put their logic into action. It just doesn't work.—Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY America is a great and powerful country, but for my part, if I may say so with all modesty. I do not attach much importance to America's bombs. I do attach importance to a great vitality and great integrity which sometimes, if I may say so, points in the wrong direction—gets excited—but essentially it gives strength.—Indian Prime Minister Nehru. * * * Tht dread foot and mouth disease is spreading in the cabinet ... In this political fly time the President should insist that the secretaries (of state, defense and agriculture) wear muzzles. Everytlme they open their mouths they get their foot in It.-Rep. Usher L. Burdiclc <R., N.D.), referring to contoversies over statements by cabinet members. ¥ * * I never knew hs was so easy to get along with when I was married to him.—Zsa Zsa Oabor^ oo-sUrring In a TV play with he ex-husband Otorge tenders. Land of Shadows NEA Staft' Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hollywood and GrepeVINE. Make way for another singing Crosby—18- year-old Lindsay. Bing's lad Gary, the first to follow in his pop's tonesteps, tipped me that young Lindsay may Join the warbling ranks, too. "I don't think his mind Is made up yet," Gary said, "but he's got me worried. He sings better than I do. And if he makes up his mind, watch out. He's a killer about everything he does." A tour with Les Brown's band is next on Gary's career ladder, and then he may join Louis Armstrong on his trip to the Orient to Lie spmnuiMl 1»> the State ~ ' Peter idson's Washington Column — Capital Cocktail Chase Getting Out of Hand; Tear-Stained Mink By DOUGLAS LABSEN And 0 KENNETH O. GILMORB * NEA Staff orrespondents WASHINGTON —(NEA)— About this time of the winter the cocktail chase begins to get out of hand. Other evening, for example, Adm. Arthur Radlord, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, had sent his wife and aide to three went to three himself. Then the weary trio rendezvoused at the seventh. Even Rep. Henry Dlxon (R- Utah), a quiet, elderly former schoolteacher who doesn't drink, reported that he has been out 10 consecutive nights to affairs he felt obligated to attend. Sen. John O. Pastore (D-RI) has made it a definite rule not to stop by outings unless it's in connection with his state. That cut him down to six evening functions s last week. But then there are sociable solons like Sen. Albert Gore (D- Tenn). At his third stop at a party the other night he reported: "Getting around is stimulating. I love it." An expensive annoyance of attending several parties each night, especially when they're held in hotels, is tipping the coat room attendant. But Rep. John W. Me Cormack (D-Mass) has found the answer. If he isn't going to stay long he just keeps his coat on and his hat in his hand while he sips a drink and chats. "Saves time and money," he says realistically. COINCIDENCE DEPARTMENT: Two young gals who attended an informal reception given by Mamie Elsenhower recently have fathers who were in Ike's class of 1915 at West Point. Both dads, Col. Thomas S. Taylor and Col. Earl E. Gesler are now retired. The girls, Margaret and Mary respectively, happened to be standing next to each other in the receiving line. When Mamie learned both were daughters of the President's classmates, she beamed and said, "Oh, I'll have to tell Ike." Neither the Most Reverend Patrick O'Boyle, Archbtehop of Washington, nor Nicaraguan Ambassador Sevllla-Sacasa are what you'd call slim men. And their bulk presented a serious problem the other night as they sat next to each other at a crowded head table during a dinner party honoring the memory of former Secretary of State Cordell Hull. There just was not enough room for both of '.hem to eat at the same time. But also being reasonable men they compromised. The archbishop ate hU soup and then shoved back while the ambassador ate his. And so on for the rest of the meal, which featured rare roast beef. What with their woes about shrinking sales and profits, the members of the National Auto- mobile Dealers Association at their recent convention here were enough to break your heart. But in spite of their adversity, it's apparent they're keeping up a brave front. Speaking of the dealers' wives, one observer remarked, "I've never seen so much tear-stained mink in my life." At a dinner the dealers threw, a mink stole was given away as a door prize. The winner already had a mink coat. But that was okay because the one she Won was a different color. It's nice to have a change of mink. Probably the most able, enthusiastic host in town is Pakistan Ambassador Mohammed All. Nol only does he personally supervise preparation of the menu, but he makes sure every guest samples at least one of the dishes. At the most recent reception ai the embassy he wrecked the diets of his guests with curried chicken —which is cooked with cinnamon sticks—Alaskan salmon and rou- melade sauce, hot relish and a rare Pakistan dessert called sha- hitukra. Former President Truman's right-hand man, John R. Steelman, has no children, but he has just joined the Parent-Teacher Association of Rollingwood, Md. the posh suburb where he lives The 'citizens there are in an uproar over Integration of the Rollingwood schools, and many of the nonparents have Joined the PTA to make their influence felt in the dispute. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA ' Service A recent letter from Mr. A. asks whether a person with astigmatism should have his eyes examined and whether this fc- a serious condition. The answer to the first question is that the eye's whould be examined, though it is not certain that glasses would be required since sometimes astigmatism is so slight as not to require correction. The answer to the second question is that astigmatism alone may be important, but is not serious in the sense that the eyes are seriously damaged by it — or the general health either. This Inquiry raises the subject of astigmatism in general and a discussion of It, therefore, seems in order. The eyeball is shaped much like a sphere. The rays of light come through the circular part of the eye, called the pupil. A twisting of the eyeball in any direction will cause the rays of light to become twisted also and the image then appears out of focus. Astigmatism means that there is an inability of the eye to focus the parallel rays of light, which enter it. In other , words the rays of light do not come together at the same point In the back of the eye. Thus a person who has astigmatism sees things as though blurred. Objects appear fuzzy and Irregular. Astigmatism is not always in the same plane and It is certainly not always the same in both eyes. For this reason, 'when glasses nre nec- essaVy for astigmatism, the lenses necessary to correct the defect in the two eyes usually will not be alike. The correction of astigmatism requires finding out for each eye just what change there has been In the curvature of the lens and which plane Is twisted. The lens for the glasses Is prescribed It Is ground to correct the planes which are fitulty und to bring the parallel rays of light to > single focal point in the back of the eye. The image of what is seen again becomes clear and sharp. Training and skill are necessary to find out just what is the matter and to prescribe exactly the type of glasses needed to correct the error. Special Instruments are used and in most cases doctors place a drop of atropine or similarly acting drug in the eye which causes the pupil to become dilated and makes the examination of the error both easier, and more accurate. Astigmatism is one of the most common causes for prescribing eyeglasses. It is often associated with nearsightedness or some other ocular difficulty. UNTOLD WEALTH can get you into a lot of trouble if It's untold on your Income tax report. —'Port Myers (Pla.) News-Press. WHY IS IT that so many flowers have to be tied to a stake to keep them straight, when any old weed can stand alone with the greatest of ease? '— Gastonia CN. C.) Gazette. EVER NOTICE that where there's a. will, there's always a relative?—Carlsbad Current-Argus. LITTLS LIZ When It comes to paying tht dinner check, some people have o terrible Impediment !n their reach, »««• • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Double Sparks Cheap Rescue By .OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service The play of today's hand can be covered In a few words before we come back to the bidding. South had to lose two spades, a heart, a diamond, and a club whether he played the hand right side up or standing on his head. Hence he was down five, for a loss of 800 points. Such a loss is no cause for rejoicing, but South managed to muster up a smile. He'd have lost far more If East had passed the double of six spades instead oi redoubling. East's total score would have been about twice as NORTH 15 A 98 VQ83 49941 *AQ74 WEST (D) EAST *A«10 4KJ7U2 ¥5 VA4 *A1083 »KQJ« + KJ1098 *2 SOUTH 4 5 3 VKJ109762 47 + 853 East-West vul. We* North East Sooth 14 Pass 1 4 Pass 2 4 Pass 3 V P»Jl 4 4 Pass 6 4 Pass Pass Double Redbl. 7V Pass Past Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 A large as the actual 900 points: East's redouble was rather naive, as a matter til fact. He was sure he was' going to make his alum contract. Yet some mis guided wretch had the nerve to double him I The redouble cnme out promptly and with obvious Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD ment. Talented Gary has had no change in hat size. 1 His popularity, he explains, Is: "Because I'ni the son of Lucky." Sterling Hayden hired a governess, pretty Nancy Wilson, for his four children. The kids are crazy about her, and so Is Sterling. Don't worry, men, about those out-dated" double-breasted suits. Prince Rainier, who swept Grace Kelly off her feet, defied the no-no fashion edict by wearing a new double-breasted job for his first Hollywood press conference. It's a great, wide, wonderful world for Linda Darnell, who announced to me: "I'm now gypsy." Back in Hollywood, after two and a half years of movie-making in Italy, she's minus career ties and marital chains and thinks It's all jimdandy. A two-tiime loser in the marriage department (cameraman Pev Marley and millionaire brewfcr Phil Liebman), Linda told me: "I'm not the type to b« mar ried." After 14 years under contract to Pox— she even graduated from high school there — Linda says she's no longer the type, either, to be under exclusive contract and Jiave to "worry about the pain of death or suspension." Co-starring with Trevor Howard In "Deception," a big, splashy 20th Century-Fox hour telefilm, Linda's saying: "I don't want to be trapped In «ny kind of a dull routine. I want variety In my roles and my life, I don't want to be tied down." Her Italian-made film "The Last Five Minutes," put her in the arms of Rossano ("Summertime") Brazil, and she's flipping over him like all the other dolls— "He has that Italian warmth and sex appeal. He's an utter charmer." I asked Linda about those Italian glamor babes. "There's a lot of 'em— and you can take that either way," she quipped. Durin; Denlse Darcell's shori marriage to Peter White, he left her In New York; during one of his business t r 1'p s. Escorting the French pastry to a movie premiere, TWA's Bert Fink asked her If she was frightened about staying alone. "Not since Peter gave me revolver," she said. "But aren't you frightened oi revolvers?" asked Bert. "Not thees one," replied Denlse, ''It shoots — er — what you call 'em — oh, yes — falsles!" Selected Shorts. Lana Turner's opening a beauty parlor in Acapulco with a partner, Helen conviction. South might have thought twice about a rescue if East had been a crafty type. In that case, the redouble might have been .a maneuver to panic South or North into running out of the redoubled slam. But East was an honest sort of chap, and South decided to trust him. The moral of this little tale is plain. Don't redouble when it is possible that the opponents have a fairly cheap rescue. Be content to get a good result, without straining for absolute maximum. Young. It all started, report* hubby Lex Barker, when she had trouble getting her tresses beautified there . . . Eddie Albert's new record, "Little Child," Is In tht hot league. Gift note for men. As a playboy In "Death of a Scoundrel," George Sanders gives all his gal pals gold handcuffs, telling each. 'You're now my personal slave." Quick Rise Bewilders Shirley By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD UK— Now lt'« Cinderella girl .Shirley Jones who sayi she has no yen to live in California. If this trend keeps up, the Chamber of Commerce could end up with an Inferiority complex. Shirley, who looks as packed with vitamins as a glass of orange juice (maybe that'll keep the C. of C. happy), was here on m whirlwind trip to pick up an award or two. But she planned to hustle right back to New York. LikM citr I Intercepted her In her hotel suite and asked her about this al- front to the Sunshine State. Tht beauteous blonde batted her eyelashes and replied Innocently. "Oh, I'm growing to like California, more each time I visit here. But I wouldn't want to live her*. I like New York much better." To add to the blow, ih* remarked that movies wert never her prime ambition. "I always wanted to b« a stage star," she explained. "I never gave much thought to movies." Paradoxically, she became a movie star first. When she left her home town of Smithton, Pa., , to assault the big city, she auditioned for Rodgers and Hammerstela. They were .so entranced with the young doll that they signed her to a seven-year contract, the first time they had ever tied up > talent. Fast RlM Within two short years, sh« aid done bits in two R&H shows and starred in two movies costing a total of 11 million dollars, "Oklahoma!" and "Carousel." "It's still a little hard to get used to," she sighed in wonderment. Her future plans? "I don't know," she replied. "I'd like to do a Broadway show, but Mr. Rodgers and Mr. Hammerstein don't have anything for me right now. So I suppose they will lend me out for more pictures. I would like to do one that isn't a musical, as t change of pace." 15 Yean Ago In B/ythev///* Mr. and Mrs. Murray Smart have returned from Memphis where Mr. Smart underwent a major operation several weeks ago. He is now recovering. Donna Wunderlich is 111 of measles at her home 820 West Hearn Street. Mrs. Walter Rosenthal, Mrs. Louis Applebaum and Mrs. Nathan Weinberg of Osceola were in Memphis for the performance of "The Man Who Came to Dinner." Mrs. Vernon Thomasson of Centralia, 111., was-~the guest of Mrs. O. P. Barber when she entertained members of the Thursday Dessert Bridge Club. Rainbow Hues Answer to Today's Puzzle ACROSS 3 Reddest 1 White and £« Uow blue's partner 4 Riding beast 4 Gray 8 Pastel shade 12 Age 13 Monster 14 Algerian city 15 Knight's title 16 Repeat 18 African flies 20 Renovate 5 Curved molding 6 Ascended 7 Soak flax 8 Orifices in skin 9 Persia 10 Boy's nickname 27 Honorable mentions 21 Scottish'river u Was cognizant 28 Norse god 22 Japanese HExpunger 29 Denomination 46 Elevator outcasts * 9 Singing voice 31 Crowns inventor 42 Odd (Scot.) 43 Fruit 44 Ireland 24 Prayer ending 23 Pipe. 26 African 24stl " antelopes 25 Plateau 27 Kind of lettuce? 6 Herolc £ 30 Dedicate 32 Next to 34 Husband ot Isis 35 Amatory 36 Chemical salt 37 Lawyers (ab.) 39 R«VP 40 Gaelic 41 Lett coin 42 Musicii dram* 45 More clamorous 49 Put bick in office 51 Poem 52 Unusual 53 Sour 54 Bite ,15 War god 56 Cap* 57 Sanctified ooei (ab.) DOWN 1 Renos* 1 Discord f oddest 33 Rail birds 47 Revise 38 Bridge holding 48 Corded fabric! 40 Sea eagles 50 Shade of 41 German songs brown

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