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PAGE SIX BI.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole Nations! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matte' at the post- office at Blythevllle. Arkansas, under act oC Congress, October 9, 1917. " Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within & radius of SO miles, $5.00 per year, S2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And Jacob answered and said to Laban, Because I was afraid: for I said Pcr-adveniure thou wouldest take by force thy daughters from me. ^Genesis 31:31. * # # Were a man's sorrows and disquietudes summed up at the end of his life, it would generally be found that he had suffered more from the apprehension of such evils RS never happened to him than from those evils which had really befallen him.—Addison. Barbs An Eastern town has a traveling classroom. Kids in regular schools think teachers take them for a ride, too. * # # This Is the season when nature turns over a lot of new leaves. All husbands have to do is rake them up. * * * Corn has really grown tall this year—some fanners can hardly believe their .ears. * * * Sneaking a look at the finish of any good novel spoils the reading of it. Don't jump to conclusions. * * * Think what you will, but have will enough not to pass along any of your ugly thoughts to your friends. The Postwar Trend It is a well-remarked feature of the postwar democracies that the voting po- ulance has generally declined to give ruling regimes the whopping majorities they like to have for working control in national legislatures. Not even the United States seems unaffected by this trend. In 1952, the American voters of course gave the presidency to Mr. Eisenhower by a margin of 6,500,000 votes. But they approved a Republican 1-Icnise and Senate only by the narrowest edge. The GOP is now engaged in an election campaign aimed not simply at holding control but at strenRt honing it. Yet signs are beginning to accumulate that this may prove an extremely difficult, is not an insuperable, tusk. Door-to-door vote researchers like the able Samuel Lubell have been learning that a good many voters arc not par- ticlarly disposed to give the President the improved majorities he seeks, though most of these people .still like Mr. Eisenhower. Sounding suggest that many are going to vote for Democratic candidates for the Senate and House. Whether enough will do this to give the Democrats control of Congress may not be easily predictable. But it does seem sufe to say if the GOP hangs onto control, its margin will not be much greater than now. Far from worrying about this, a lot of voters appear to think il is the wisest thing. Some would deliberately try to produce a split, with the Republicans holding the White House and the Democrats the Congress. Indecision on voter's part accounts for some of this straddling They are torn between the parties, favoring one on certain issues and another on other questions. If the Democrats should take Congress, they will paint it as vivid repudiation of the Eisenhower administration. To some extent, it would be that. But the signs are that it would be more an expression of great caution. Voters have developed increasingly in recent years the technique of playing one party off against another, of using one to check the other. That technique surge of resentment, and it could be can be praticed without any great up- way wide of the mark to interpert a possible Democratic victory in such terms For if feeling were really running deep, it would hardly leave Mr. Eisenhower untouched—and he is just about as popular as ever. It was common to say after 1952 that the election results showed people trusted a national hero but did not trust the Republican Party (hence the small margin). The judgement may have been accurate. Hut the coin had a reverse nide which too often lias not been looked at. The 1952 outcome showed that the voters did not place full trust in the Democrats either. They turned them out of the While House, and all evidence suggests they would not let them back in if the presidency were at stake today. So the odd truth would seem to be that, Americans, like other westerners, do not wish right now to place full confidence in any single major parly. They find issues too confused, with no one party appearing to have all the answers. This mood may not produce ideal working government, but evidentally it is the only kind of government people are willing to put faith in at this troubled time. s/IEWS OF OTHERS Needless Red Tape President Eisenhower, like <i good citizen, rcel- stered to vote In the fall election. This Involved a quick trip to New York City, with police escort, and with time required for the presidential plane staff. A writer in the New York Times figures the total expense us $11.050. This docs not take Into account the President's time, surely no slight consideration. The writer points out that all this could have been avoided if New York had had a system of permanent personal registration. This would make It unnecessary for the President or any other voter to register as long as he voted rcgular- ularly and did not change his address. Such red tape does much to discourage voting. It Is necessary?—Portsmouth (Va.) Star. 'Communists, Not Chi leans' Down in Chile striking copper miners tore down the fing of that country nnd shouted: "We are Communists, not Chileans!" The demonstrators told the truth. Communists In Chile are not Chileans, though most of them were born In Chile. Communists in the United arc not Americans—they arc Communists. And so It is with Communists all over the world. In nil non-Communist countries are betrayers ol the nations that shelter them, their nllcislimce given to the world-wide criminal Communist conspiracy. The Communists In Chile have rendered the free world a service by calling this fact to public attention.—Chattanooga News- Prec, Press. Flowers To Malenkov The Callloinla State Florists' Association, holding Its annual convention In San Diego, dispatched 17 white California roses to Russian Premier Maienkov. In what looks like the bonehead decision of the week. The llorlsls meant well. They said they wanted to express "(he hopes of Hie western world peace" tlmiUBh roses. They also no doubt were thinking of the publicity value of the Re-slurp. How will the- gift of the roses lie viewed by the Russian people? Or the satellite people? What propaKlindli use will the Soviets make of the roses? Those ate :,ome of the questions the florists should bave asked lheniselves. It would have been better il Ihe Ilinists had sent oft n sack full of ontmis to express their opinion of Coi:itminlMs "peace" aims. Or a couple pounds of baloney.—Carlsbad <N.M.) Current- Arsus. The Ideal Grownup People who pay attcntinn In children have time for them and do not speak to them but respect and treat them as a person are the ideal grownups in the view of children. Sixty adults who (old nl flu 1 persons they liked best When they were children had views that coincided with tho.sc ol the children of today so thiU tKls idi'iil WHS luuud to In 1 pretiy viuu'vvsul. It was worked out at the Vassar College Institute for Family and Community Living but any child could have told them ihr way to a child's heart is love.—Sherman riVx.i Democrat. SO THEY SAY I defy anyone to .show nirn that it Ls possible to be for Ike and for uioM-ph T. > Meek. — Adlnl Stevenson I have confirirnre in tlir iSpmitc CeiiMirel Committee. Thrrpforc tlir commit lee's recommendations (to censure Son. Joseph McCarthy) carry a great deal o( weight. -Sen. E'cnvaid Thye (R., Minn.). I believe thai after n period, Formosa should be united with China. The sooner we gel nrt ot Chaing Kai-.shek, (he better.- -Britain's Clement Attlee. J # •>• * A woman who is 100 percent perfect as a sweetheart, homcmaker or worker is not enough for ?. man the.se days. . . . She must be a perfect mnnnfier, a world affairs expert nnd a dream girl. French designer Lilly Cache. * * # Simple arithmetic shows that if -USSR continues to build maritime power at the present late, we tnu.st either an derate our own blnld- inc iiruBi-am or run Ihe risk of falling Drhmd. — Adm. Robert Carney. ' 'Of Course We're Running Scared" Peter Edson's Washington Column — Senate Will Act as Both Judge And Jury in the McCarthy Case Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD WASHINGTON — (NEA)— The fincling of the Senate committee that Senator McCarthy should 'ie censured on two counts is about the equivalent of grand jury action. Final Senate action will be that of a Jury, If there's a "guilty" verdict the Senate will then net us a judge and pronounce a "sentence." At this point the analogy breaks down because n Senate "sentence" can be almost anything, as demonstrated in the following anecdote: A furious debute ragod in the Senate between two members. Eloquent vitriol was hurled back and forth. At one exciting moment it snnmed that fisticuffs threatened. When the inflamed oratory ended a man in the gallery rushed down lo congratulate one of the senators. But when he got downstairs he found the nnlngonists of a fpv. 1 moments BRO strolling: arm-in-arm toward the door engaged in the following conversation: ' Why don 1 1 you come alnnp in my car to the dinner and save a cab?" "Fine," replied the other, "and let'.s pray that Mrs. —doesn't have shrimp curry again bccnii.sc I'm on a diet." Later the amazed spectator buttonholed I ho senator nnd :iskcd him how It was possible to be so angry at n rnim one minute and so piilsy with him the next. "That's the first thing we learn in the Senate," the senator replied, "ii you let your personal emotions get mixed. up in these issues you're sure to end up -with ulcers and a lot of enemies." This practical attitude on personal relations among senators Is the key to the "sentence" which is likely to result from any censure conviction. The record varies on the "sentence" for n member of the club. In 1902 Senators McLaurln and Tillman of South Carolina got Into a fist fight on the floor and were censured. Both men apologized and were held up from voting for a few days while their cases were debated. In spite of this action the voters gave TiUman two more terms. Me-' Latirin did not run again, for other reasons. The most-quoted case of censure is tVmt of Sen. Hivnm W, Bingham of Connecticut In 1929.He got his wvlsUslajipittK for slipping a lobbyist onto the staff of a Senate committee, tie was not re-elected, Before him the Senate censured Truman Ncwberry from Michigan for questionable campaign practices, and Ncwberry resigned. Not finding Senator McCarthy guilty of Uic charge of "Incidents involving abuse of colleagues" is proof of the senators' efforts to avoid being quarrelsome or vindictive in private. In some clubs calling one member in effect a brainless coward and another an aged lunatic would be the most censurable thing you could do. Even Senator Flanders (#., Vt.) who brought the whole censure action to a head and who was called "senile'' by McCarthy has indicated that the worst he has in mind for the Wisconsin senator is taking away his chairmanship of the government operations committee. He has stated his primary objective in such theoretical terms as "exploding the McCarthy myth of invincibility." The fact that it took a lot of outside pushing in the first place to get the Senate to act on the censure, plus the action of both leaders In putting off a final decision until after the elections, indicates that the majority of the members will be happy to avoid "ulcers and enemies" on the question. It's possible that McCarthy could apologize, escape with a suspended ".sentence" and even keep the chairmanship of his committee. He might not even have to apologize. On the other hand a censure could lead to efforts to unseat him from the committee job. It could lead to a reopening of the investigation of his finances. And it could defeat him at the polls If he's a candidate for re-election in 1958. As the tall, lanky cowboy with dancin' feet. Gene has a role 'that must' be acted and that I lope will prove something about me," he says. "You can't force things. I left Warner Bros, at a bad time. All the studios had closed down and gone into hibernation. It was a real purge. "The first year at Warners was fine. After 'Lullaby of Broadway 1 I thought I was set. Then they Save me bit parts or they'd started a picture without me and then write me in at the last minute for some dance numbers,to pep things up. I decided that It was a matter of whether the studio was going to build me or not. It was obviously NOT." MEXICO'S fiery K&ty Jurado, who freely admitted when she came to Hollywood for "High Noon" that some of her countrymen didn't like the idea, is now saying she's been forgiven for switching to gringo flickers. Playing a top role in Fox's "The Racers," Katy confides that there is still some hostility to Hollywood in her native country, "But my people feel much better about me being here. They thought Hollywood would ruin me as an actress. "They resented the Idea of a Mexican star being offered small roles in Hollywood pictures or being- cast as chill bean kids. Now they know I am a successthat Hollywoo dregards me as a. real actress." Too much plot in half-hour television comedies is Keenan Wynn's diagnosis of the ailment that's killing off a lot of ha-ha fare offered on the picture-tube circuit. He'll take the video plunge only when he finds a series "that doesn't try to tell 'Anthony Adverse' in 26 minutes." Says Keenan, now acting In MGM's "The Glass Slipper": I don't like situation comedies that build a situation, destroy it and then come out with a happy ending. Give me an incident comedy something that can amuse people without a complicated plot structure. There's no need for a lot of plot. The best half-hour shows on TV are built on an incident. They don't strain to resolve some situation." Even network officials, he says, are mistaken about his comedy talents. He argues: "They think of me as a .funny man, but I'm not a Red Skelton or a Jackie Gleason. I'm a book comedian. I have to play a part." BETTY GARRET, absent from the big screens since MGM's "On the Town/' is singing "It Never Rains but It pours" these days. Judy Holliday's decision not to play the big sister in Columbia's musical version of "My Sister Eileen" not only prompted the studio to send an SOS for Betty to return to Hollywood, but won her a five- year contract for one movie annually at the film plant. Rarin' to go on the movie-merry- go-round, Betty told me: 'I don't really know how H all lappened. I was in London when [ got a phone call saying Columbia wanted me for the part of Ruth. I don't know whom to give the credit to except Harry Conn (the studio boss) and friends who suggested me." BOB CROSBY knows better than to block the drive of a Crosby. He's agreed to let his gorgeous daughter, Cathy, waive her college education In order to take her place in motion pictures and TV as the, only feminine Crosby on the show-business horizon. Although Cathy now is on his CBS daytime picture-tube show and will continue to make guest appearances from time to time, Bob is insisting on "two more years of high school until she graduates, vocal coaching and instruction in sight-reading before sho goes at it professionally full* time." Bob wasn't sure about Cathy's talents until Helen Traubel raved about her voice and mentioned that the public will just naturally take to & girl Crosby. Bob's only groan about it all: "If's not bad enough that I've been known as Bing's brother and Gary's uncle. Now I'll be known as Cathy Crosby's father." the Doctor Says— Written for NKA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Several questions regarding hernia have been broiMJht up by n recent correspondent which I shnll nttempt lo answer in the following column. He says Unit he is 60 and has had n hernia on his left side for sevenil years. He has received lit- eniUive from n herniu control service nnd wonders if this will bring permanent control, since he is not too keen on nn operation. One rnnnoV gwe n spot.-Hie reply to these questions without knowing more concerning the degree of the hernin, the physical condition of the patient and his occupation. The question of hernia or rupture, which Is the same thing, can however be discussed in general and may throw some lipht on thus correspondent's questions, A rupture is n weakening of the structures which ore supposed (o hold the organs in place, usually the abdominal organs. It is believed that this weakness is more or less inborn, though It may never show up unless some heavy strain has been put on the weakened (issue by lifting something too heavy or some .similar injury. But once n rupture has developed, it is likely to get gmthwHv worse and may even pet so bad that some of the orgnas lyinn in the ruptured sue i-an become strangulated and cause serious complies I ions. There are three pos.MbIt\ lines nl treatment tor a hernia. The simplest is to wear a truss or support which may keep the sac ami ah- donunnl contents more or le>s in place. This can be reasonably satisfactory for a person who dors not do heavy labor, though there is always some danger th.it a sudden strain will cause serious trouble. Also it is a nuisance. Nevertheless, there are many people who can .wear a tnis.s for many years with fairly good .success. Some years ago the injection treatment wns suftRCsted for hernia. The pnrpo.se ol Injection is to in-Hale \\\r nvmin ol the henna I sac 50 ijinl n firm M\ir will lonn iH the pomi v, !ieie the hovnu is bulging *nd force back the con- tents of Uie sac where it belongs. This method requires several treatments and carries some risk. ] Also the scar tissue formed is not j always strong enough to bring per- 1 manent relief. Although the injcc- i tion treatment still has some sup- i porters, it is probably not used as i much as It used to be and is not i as desirable as surgery in most I cases. I Surgery is the most effective 'treatment. By this means the con- I tents of the sac can be put back in • place and a firm covering built up at the weak point so that the or: gaiis are kept where they belong, i The hernia occasionally returns ! after such operations, often be- 'cause of .the carelessness of the ' patient, but modern methods of ! operating have improved the tech- [nlque so much that fewer and few- ! er recurrences develop. club in his hand, and ruffed his last heart in dummy. The rest was just a matter of conceding the ace of trumps and claiming his doubled game contract. The general principle is to establish and cash as many tricks as possible in the side suits before you begin a crossruff. If you fail to do this, an opponent may discard during the crossruff and then you I JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service | By OSWALD JACOBV Takes an Expert to Explain This Hand Toctny's hand \viis very difficult to play accurately and it's likewise difficult to explain. The contract, depended on accurate timing, and; in order to .see this it is also necessary to see how n different line of play would lead to defeat. Let's begin with the right play. West opened the aoe of hearts and then switched to a low diamond. Dcclorer won in dummy with the king of diamonds and looked for a way to ruff out his two remaining hearts, set up a club trick, cash a club, and draw trumps. After some thought he returned the king of clubs from the dummy. We-st won with the ace ol clubs Declarer W'on in dummy with the are ol diamonds and carefully cashed the queen nf flubs before em- burking on a crowruU. ow he ruffed « club in hla hnnd, ruffed mother NORTH 13 ¥9 4> AK873 + KQ84 WEST (Dl EAST »Nonr AA432 ¥A84Z VKQJ105 4QJ94 « 105 + AJ9S2 *108 SOUTH 4 K Q J 1096 W 763 t 62 #73 Both sides vul. Wrat North East South 1 A 1 » IV 1 A 2V 2* 4V 4* Pass Pass Double Pass Pas5 Pass Opening lead—* A may never te able to get some of your tricks !r. the side suits. For example, South would have lost his contract If he had begun by cashing the top diamonds and ruffing H diamond instead of developing his club trick. On the third round of diamonds East would gladly discard a club. This would prevent South from developing a club trick. After beginning in this inaccurate way, South couldn't lead a club without allowing West to take the ace of clubs and give his partner a club ruff. If South tried to draw trumps first, East could take the ace of trumps and lead a chip himself. Other defenses might work equally well, but at least there would be this way to defeat the contract. NEW YORK CITY plans to put recreational facilities at 25 public housing projects; In Its campaign to reduce juvenile delinquency. We learn slowly, We were told many years ago (hat playgrounds were less costly Ih^n Jails and pcnllen- tlarlei.—Memphis Presj-Scimlt»r. A Busy Week In Filmtown 75 years Ago In B/yt/ievi//e— Preparations for a spaghetti supper were made last at a meeting of Ladies Aid of Temple Iseral when they met with Mrs. L. K. Harwar of Osceola. Mrs. Hugh Harbert entertained members of the Town and Country Club yesterday at her home. Mrs. Rodney Bannister was the only guest. Mrs. Essie Davis and daughter, Patti June, and Bill Chamblin went to Memphis today to be with Mrs. Davis' mother. Mrs. Martie Harrell, who is a patient at McLemore Clinic. Mrs. W. D. Chamblin, another daughter, is with her. By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD W!. — Notes and comment on the Hollywood scene: Another busy news week in th« filmtown What can happen next? Maybe the Debbie Beynolds-Eddl* Fisher engagement? On Monday 1 sat and watched "I Love Lucy" along with Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz. Also a number of others who were invited to the home of Parke Levy, creator of the new Desllu show, "December Bride." Lulclle and Desi had just returned from New York, where they had been toasted on Ed Sullivan'! show the night before. The Amazes chortled In the darkened room as they watched their show. They seemed to enjoy it as much as anyone. The finish showed Desi winning ?1,000 In th« stock market. "Is that all there is, Desi?" asked Lucille, who had forgotten the show, shot months ago. "Sure, honey," he replied. "Do you want me to make a fortune and ruin the show?" . . . Betty Got to«t Betty Orable, making her TV debut on the "Shower of Stars," got lost in the shuffle when all the fuss arose over Mario Lanza's mouthing to old records. She was never more nervous about a show; she told me as soon as It was over sha ran to her dressing room. I hope the Lanzn fiasco will prompt the networks to stay away from pre-recording and other phony devices. Mouthing to records is oka.y in movies, where perfection can be achieved by retakes. But no TV singer can completely carry off the Illusion of singing when he isn't. TV's greatest asset is still its spontaneity. Nothing should be allowed to detract from it ... Liberace says that after the "A Star Is Born" premiere, he told studio boss J. L. Warner: "All I want is a picture as good as that one." Warner replied the Liberace picture will be even greater. REALITY is when you wake up looking for happiness and all you can see is leaves on the lawn. — Ellaville (Ga.) Sun. Travelogue Answer to previous ruzzt* ACROSS 1 "Rolling down to " 4 Lake City, Utah 8 Strait. between Australia and Tasmania 13 Se» eagle 13 Pen name at Charles Lamb 14 Palo , California 15 Speck .16 Performance 18 Damaged a stocking 20 Rosters 21 Fish eggs 22 Black 24 Bazaar 26 Soon 27 Observe 30 Likenesses 32 Opponents 34 Best 35 Daedalui' son (myth.) 38 Worm 37 Spreads to dry, is hay 39 Wan 40 Unadorned 41 and Magog in London 42 Property item 45 Frights 49 Deadlock SI Prosecute 92 Game on honetxck 53 Skin disorder 54 Place 55 Spit 56 Dcmonitratlve pronoun »7 Dr« rusldu* DOWN 1 Folks you meet in Russia 2"The curtain" 3 Natives of a Canadian province 4 A blue suit 5 Toward the 19 Glut 33 Steamlik* sheltered side 23 Actor Karlofl mist 6 City in New 24 County in 38 Remove Jersey Scotland 40 Under 7 Small child 25 French Jriends41 Salute 8 Band leader's 26 Fall flower 42 Vipers staff 27 Spanish city 43 Halt 9 Landed 28 Hebrew month 44 Auction 10 Greek porch 29 Essential 4« Volcano 11 Male being 47 Regrets descendants 31 Landed 48 Son of Adam 17 Satiric property 50 Tangle W? m 5) iff

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