The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 16, 1956 · Page 6
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Thursday, February 16, 1956
Page 6
Start Free Trial

PAGE SDt BLTTHEnLLB (ARK.) COURIER KIWI 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. AVlnuvn, lli*.»»l)J»l««J. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of 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 a radius ol 50 miles, S6.50 per year, $3.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And thou his son, O Belshanar, hast not humbled thine heart, though thou knewest all this. — Daniel 5:22. * * * Humble we_are, humble we have been, humble we shall ever be. —. Dickens. BARBS Maybe one reason it's said to be healthful to breathe through the nose b because it make* you keep your mouth shut. * * * .After an accident a road hog is usually the first to squeal. * # # The average cloud weights 300,000 pounds. That must include the silver lining. * * * Illinois police caught ft man who had stolen 150 pounds of frozen foods. The bit thaw will eom« while, he's locked up. * * * The front end of a Michigan motorist's car was smashed when he hit a deer. One case where it would have been better to pass the buck No Good News Sighted For Gas Consumer If you use natural gas.'better tighten up the family budget somewhere along the line because the price, most .certainly is going up. Presumably, most natural gas ushers still hopefully await a presidential veto of the natural gas bill, which has joined, up to now, those other Congressional actg which have lined with platinum the pockets of our big- wheel fellow citizens of the west. Now, Sen. McCarthy (you remember him) is telling his constitutients he voted for the bill to remove gas producers from federal regulation because the bill will lead to discovery of more gas fields and eventually lower prices. But for right now, U. S. News and World Report is ready with some figures which state that from June 7,1954, when federal regulation began, to Jan. 1, 1956, the producers asked for a $39.2 million increase in gas rates. The Federal Power Commission granted increases of $21.7 million, which was bad enough, but still only a little more than half what the producers wanted. Under the bill now awaiting president ial approval or veto, it is safe to assume the producers would have hiked rates even in excess of the $39 million they asked of the FPC. If the powerful gas-oil interests can see safely their bill through the White House, they will ring up another victory which underscores some dangers to democracy which must be faced. The Tidelands bill, the 25 percent depletion tax concession to oil interests and this natural gas bill are clear cases of Congress operating for the privileged few. Our own Senator J. W. Fulbright was a co-author of the natural gas bill. Senator John JYkClellan voted for both the Tidelands and natural gas measures. Fulbright voted against Tidelands. U. S. News and World Report gives some straightforward reasons as to why cost of natural gas would be on the rise, as it lias been, even with federal control. First and foremost, there are an additional 1.7 million ushers of gas as compared with 12 months ago. In ten years, cost of drilling has risen from $9 per foot to $12.50, and wells are going deeper. The magazine goes on to illustrate a steady Hscent of other prices regarding production of gas and points out that the producers contend that during federal control there were less exploration ventures in natural gas. Even with this in mind, it is difficult to see why Congress couldn't h s v * •mended the law to encourage risk capital in regard to exploration. And the air in th« capital will be long in clearing of th« pull cast by the Case-Neff prolx, which completed the unsavory nature of th« whole businesi. What Are They Studying? What with all the current stir over this country's failure to produce enough scientists and engineers, one might fairly assume that American college youth is directing its studious attention to such matters as English, the story of government and politics, the nation's history, an economics. Not according to the dean of the Columbia University. Law School, William C. Warren. He says with even the most careful selective process his school is unable to find more than a few law students who can read quickly, understanding]}? and retentively; write and speak grammatically and precisely; use a dictionary properly, exhibit even a fair knowledge of history, politics and economics. Survey of a recent entering class showed less than half had taken history courses above the college freshman level, that only a fifth had studied any government or economics at all. If these findings should prove to be general for the country, then the time will have arrived to ask in all gravity: "WHAT are our college students studying that has any lasting value?" VIEWS OF OTHERS Football and Pleasure We liked, the approach of Head Football Coach Paul Amen to his new job at Wake Forest. He said that he had talked to administration and alumni officials about the football situation but now he wanted to go the heart of the situation by talking to the men who do the actual playing. Many coaches have been accused of toadying to the school heads and to the alumni and forgetting the players. That Coach Amen has no intention of forgetting the men on the team can be gathered from what he told the 50 players at the first meeting. "Speed and quickness, smart and sharp play, desire and spirit are the basic requirements for a man who want* to play football _for Wake Forest," he said, adding: "We are going to have a good time and we are also have a good football team." We are pleased that one football coach has placed a good time for players on a par with the good team. . After all football is a game which has possibilities of fun even if a lot of drudgery and com* pulsion have been put into it lately. Moreover we are glad to see a coach romp- tag on to the «cene with the idea that player* may get some pleasure hi their own operations —Shelby (N.C.) Daily Star. He's A Character He's a character! Well, after all, what is a character? "He's a character". It was said of the tail twister at the Lion's Club. There was a certain quantity of endearment in the saying, as it was then said. Incidentally, those can like the tail twister who wish to like the tail twister. Which is probably as much as can be discreetly printed about that character. "He's a character". It was said of Frosty Kennedy, when he was fielding and batting for Plainview. And he was. "He's a character". It was said of the late Lynn Pace, beloved baker, wit, amateur athlete and lover of sport, as well as one of the most contagiously pleasing practical jokers who ever made fun for himself, Plainview and its environs. 'He's a character". It was said of a man who always sticks his nose into the other fellow's business, and who likes to gossip too much. "He's a character". We say it of the man of the street who was welching with his neighbors about the law payments on old age assistance, hit the curb with the one short range shot he had made in several minutes, all other carrying- with accuracy to the curb. It was a near muzzle burst. "Looks like it may snow," one of his com- padres interspersed the conversation about the paucity of dollars for free. "We shore need some moisture." "Yep, snow would be all right, but if snowed it would probably all blow and drift." He's a character, whatever a character is. What do we mean when we say, "He's a character?" It certainly is a useful expression, covering so much territory. — Plainview (Tex.) Evening Herald. it SO THEY SAY The dawning of the atomic age has put history's highest premium on successful pioneers in the field of nuclear research. — Gen Walter Bedell Smith, former ambassador to Russia. * # * Unquestionably the Russians hope they'll b» able to put the squeete on us economically through some of theae neutral nations which Russia has offered to help.—Sen. Walter P. George (D., Qt..). * * * I didn't like the show. Give me everybody's money back. — Kay Lee Stafford, Los Angeles theater cashier, quotes gunman who held, her up and fled with $212. ¥ ¥ * It you are in love with a beautiful blond with an empty face and no brain at all, don't be afraid. Marry herl — Pianist-philosopher Artur Rubinstein. * ¥ * We (U.S.) had aix times aa much trade with Rusala before we recognized them u aftrewardt. —Rep. Francis Walter (D., P».). Old Mixture Peter fdson'f Wathington Column — Main Point in Natural Gas Fight Is That It Is Finally Settled WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The main point about the natural gas act amendment, exempting independent producers •from price regulation by Federal Power Commission, is that it has at last been settled, after years of wrangling. Only time will tell whether it has been settled right .or wrong. But you won't be hearing much about it any more,' as Congress tackles other more important issues in the Eisenhower program. The dramatic preliminaries and sideshows really eclipsed the major principle at stake in this gas battle. The lobbies of gas producing companies, fighting the lobbies of retail gas distributing companies, made it obvious from the first that millions of dollars were involved. The naivite of the Nebraska citizen who tried to donate $2500 to Sen. Francis P. Case (R-SD) furnished an amazing touch. One 01 the first rules learned by all congressmen is that they can't take campaign contributions from people outside their own state as a vote payoff. Experienced lobbyists know this, too, and don't even try it. The gas amendment divided the Senate down the line of state populated principal!: by gas consumers in big domestic markets. There were exceptions, of course. Sen. Alexander Wiley (R-Wis), representing consumers .opposed the amendment. Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (E-Wis) inserted a statement in the back of the Congressional Record, favoring the amendment. Sen. Paul Douglas (R-I11) proved again that no matter how well-prepared or well-intentioned, a three- day speech changes no votes and is a waste of everybody's time. But to get the real perspective on this natural gas battle, it's only necessary to review the similar, tidelands oil rights case After a five-week floor fight in 1953, In which the future of the entire universe was made to appear at stake, Congress confirmed the coastal states' title to their offshore mineral rights, within their historic boundaries. The federal government was given title to what lay beyond. Once this was settled, the issue disappeared like magic. It has scarcely been heard of since. In the meantime, however, the federal government has held three sales of its rights, off Texas and Louisiana. It has let 230 oil and gas leases and five leases for sulphur recovery rights. The first year's rentals paid to the federal treasury total 252 million dollars. It is interesting to observe here that President Eisenhower's aid to education proposal this year calls for grants to the states of 250 million dollars a year for five years. So if the proposal by Sen. Lister Hill (D-Ala) and others had been adopted — to use tidelands revenues for aid to education in all states — the money would be in hand to pay for it. In both the natural gas act amendment and the tidelands oi' case, the 'producing states have gotten just what they wanted. Iii the case of the natural gas act amendment, there have been arguments galore, both that it will result in higher prices to consumers, and that it won't. Nobody knows the answer to that one for sure. But with the amendment passed, exempting independent producers from Federal Power Commission price regulations, the consuming public may have only the antitrust laws, to fall back on tor protection in case prices go up. There is one slight indication of the way things may go. It has been noted that some New York stock brokers have already issued market letters advising investors which producing company stocks stand to gain the most from passage by Congress of this new amendment to the Natural Qas Act of 1938. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D Written for NBA Service The writer of today's first letter certainly has an annoying condition! Q— What causes one's jaws to lock when yawning? Mine have done this several times and the pain is terrible. I put a cold rag on my left jaw and move my chin back and for'h and after a while it closes. — A.V. A — Evidently, the wide opening of the mouth is causing a dislocation. The wiggling of the chin then seems to bring the bones of the joint into pla'ce. The only suggestion I can make is that when the writer feels a yawn coming on she set the muscles in her face so that her mouth will not open widely. This probably will prevent the dislocation. Q —I am about.60 years old. Sometime ago, during 'a hot spell, I woke up one morning with a swollen underlip and the upperlip was half swollen. In about two hours it disappeared. Since that time the same thing has happened twice. What may have caused this? —Mrs. J. H. A — In all probablity this is a condition known as giant urticaria or angioneurotic edema. This is probably an allergy to food or something else with which the writer comes in contact. Not infrequently it is difficult to find out whai is responsible and sometimes a person has one or two attacks of this sort and it never happens again. If it should be continuing, however, an effort should be made to try to determine the cause. q — Is It possible to see the voice box of a human being? We see something in our son's throat in the center about three quarters of an Inch long wich comes to « point. — Mrs. M. S, A — It is impossible to see the human voice box with the naked eye by looking Into the throat— the voice box or larynx it too deep in the throat and can only be visualized by special Instruments or mirrors. What you probably see Is a structure known ns the uvula which all of us normally possess. Q _ My husband has had dia- betM for 18 months. Is It true thai, smoking clgarets poison the circulation In Ihe leg? He had a lot of pain and burning in his feet. Also, Is it true that eating food made with vinegar keeps the sugar down? — Mrs. E. E. A — It sounds from this letter as though the writer's husband was having serious difficulty with the lower extremities. This is one of the recognized complications of diabetes and he should certainly make sure that diabetes is as well controlled as possible. Almost all doctors are. agreed that cigaret smoking in the presence of definite disorders of the blood vessels is dangerous and consequently the writer's husband should almost ce tinaly discontinue this habit. I do not know of any reason to'believe that vinegar keeps the blood sugar down. Q —Are all tumors cancerous? Or will they sometime become so? — Mrs. F. R. A — No indeed. Some tumors remain about the same siie, never become cancerous and even dp not cause enough trouble to require their removal. Any tumor, however, when It is first noticed is cause for investigation. 4 — 1 read your article about Frledreich'i ataila and wonder if thl* fc the earn* disem* ia that called locomotor ataxia? — O. B. A — No. It i* not. FJ-ledreich's ataxia is an hereditary disease and locomotor ataxit (which is better known medically aa tabes dorsalis) i< a late' effect of syphilis. LITTLl LIZ Moit people grow old ««» fully, but there or* MOW <*fo Insist on learning to samba ••»» • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Foolproof Play Lurkt in Hand By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service The problem in today's hand to avoid loss of a diamond and three clubs. If South plays the hand "normally," by taking a diamond finesse, he will lose to the queen. Then a club will come back from the East hand, and the defenders will rattle off three club tricks to defea^ the contract. South can avoid this horrible fate by a foolproof method of play. See if you can spot the right line. Declarer should win the firsl tricl: in dummy with the ace o: hearts, draw wo trumps, cash the king and ace of diamonds, and then lead the jack of hearts from NO«TH 4K10BI U WEST » AJ82 476J EAST V K Q 14 1 1 4 V 7 6 3 J • 73 »Q109S AAQ4 *J10»I »OUTH (D> »K«4 *K»I Neither «d> vul. W«t North BMI 1 * 2V » * Pas* 4 * Ran Pan Paw Opening lead— ^ K dummy. South throws his last dia mbnd on this Wok, allowing West to win. West can now do nothing to defeat the contract. If West hM one more diamond and leads it, South will ruff. De clnrer can then get to dummy with a trump In order to discard on dummy's last diamond which will then be good). If West has both of the missing diamonds, he cannot afford to lead the queen. If Weat leadi the ten of diamond*, dummy puta up the Jack, In nhort, We«l cannot afford THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 1956 """ Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD -{NBA)- Hollywood on TV: There is no record of a Chinese actor named N. B. See working in Hollywood TV, but I suspect there will be now that Hollywood's trick name craze has spread to ttw hime screen league. Also a 8pM Tack, Chan L. Six. Mike Boom and T. V. Ariel. The TV acting set .Marilyn Oranas of NBC's casting department told me, is becoming as name-happy as movie kids these days. Already in her files are a Stormy House, Scarlet Hara and Vi O. Linn. And what about that agent, she asks, who's • trying to pin trick names on two of his unknowns? Kelly Rainier and Bridey O'Mur- phey, indeed! Tamasino Mil, aaugnter of the famous Tom Mix, will ride the TV channels as the West's first woman sheriff. Filming starts soon in Hollywood . . . Dorothy Shay returns to acting in March as Melvin Douglas' co-star in "A Tear for Today" on Studio One. It's her first serious emoting chore since she became famous as the Park Avenue Hillbillie. Linda Darnell's appearance in "Deception," a forthcoming 20th Century-Fox Hour telefilm, doesn't mean she's showcasing herself for a TV series. She told me: 'A series i« hard, tough, nerve- wracking work. Unless you're an extraordinary personality like Lucille Ball, It Just doesn't work out." The Witnet: Sid Caesar's telling about the timid soul called to the office of his boss. "What's this I hear," screamed the boss, "about you praying in church for a raise? You know I don't like anybody going over my head." Not in the Script: A 12-year-old said it for a this-young-TV-gener ation note. After watching Leo Carrillo in "The Cisco Kid," he remarked: "He's copying Desl Arnaz' accent." This is TV, Mrs. Jones: Ed Kemmer, onetime space hero, finally landed in the movies—as the villain in "Sierra Stranger." The letter from the White House asked Danny Thomas if President Eisenhower could "borrow" a print March-of-Time Note: Betty Gra- of that "Make Room for Daddy" telefilm about Danny entertaining there. Ike, who missed the show when he was In Florida was s£nt a print with Danny's wide-eyed compliments. NBC is dickering for a TV spectacular based on the late Billy Jones and Ernie Hare, the "Happiness Boys" of early-day radio Marilyn, the daughter of Ernie, is in on the negotiations. She's the wife of Joe Parker, who directs the behind-the-scenes portion of the 20th Century-Fox Hour. Frank Lovejoy about seeing his old movies on TV: "It's the only time I enthusiastically look forward to the commercials." March-of-Time Note: Betty Gr ble plays a gal who wins a "MRS. America" contest in "Campbell Star Stage" for NBC-TV. Twenty-six East Side Kid movies have been making the rounds on TV now for almost nine years in home screen marathon record. But one of the kids, Huntz Hall, who is no longer a kid, thinks they can run forever "because every year a whole new crop of kidb reach the age where they can understand them." But the movies that go 'round and 'round as "kid" Hall gets older to lead a diamond whether he has one or both. Any return except a diamond makes matters easier for South. If West leads a club, South is sure to win a trick with the king. And if West leads a heart, dummy ruffs, while South discards a club. don't make him richer. There's no TV percentage for the cast. Hear it now: Marilyn Monroe has verbally agreed to appear on a TV spectacular for Producer's Showcase in April. It's not in writing, though . . . Roberta Linn will audition for the Broadway revival of "Z i e gf e 1 d Follies" starring Tallulah Bankhead . . . Mike O'Shea, explaining the reason for all the sexy gals featured each week on the NBC show, "it's a Great Life": "Without them we wouldn't have our title." Buddyltfler: Sub Off Bench For Zanuck . By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD UB—Meet Buddy Adler, the personable, handsome movie maker who is filling the shoes of the film giant Darryl Zanuck. Last week it was announced that Zanuck wan stepping out of his post as production chief at 20th Century-Fox and. Adler was filling in for four months. There's no official word on what will happen after that, but trade sources say that to increase his take-home pay Zanuck will go into independent production. He will be taxed only 25 per cent on profits from independent films, whereas his studio salary puts him in the 90 per cent bracket. At any rate, Adler takes over the reins of the gigantic studio with apparent ease. His present concern is for the four months of his announced tenancy. After that —Who knows? Adler operates smoothly and with little of the histrionics Uiat are associated with film producers. His formula? "Luck plays a big part," he remarked. "Luck and the ability to take a chance." His biggest chance was the making of him as a top-rank producer. That was "From Here to Eternity." Many producers had been interested In the James Jones novel since it first became a best-seller. But it was filled with sex, four- letter words and digs at the Army. Movie men couldn't see how the story could he whipped into shape to win boUv Army and Johnston office approval Much of his work is reading, he said. "I read all the time, looking for stories that excite me personally. I found 'Many Splendored Thing' right here on the lot when I was looking for properties. The studio had taken an option on it, but nobody had done anything about It." Adler, a lean, personable New Yorker in his late 40s, also is a theater owner, and that may have something to do with his success. In Blytheville 15 Years Ago Miss Maurine Branson, Miss Mildred Lou Hubbard, Miss Ernestine Halsell, Stanfill Cutchin and Bo Coppege were in .Jonesboro last night for the basketball game between Murray State Teachers College and Arkansas State. Mrs. R. A. Nelson had a party for members of the Thursday afternoon Club and four guests at her home Thursday afternoon. Guests were Mrs. G, H. Grenr, Mrs. Ed. Williams. Mrs. P. C. Rothrock and Mrs. Rupert Crafton. Mrs. John W. Edrington of Osceola was elected regent of the William Strong chapter D. A. R. made up from women from South Mississippi County and Crltten- county at their February meeting. World Rivtri T ACROSS 1 River -in New Mexico 5 1200-mile river of Texas 8 Siberian river 12 Notion 13 Hail! 14 River in Germany 15 Shift 16 Narrow inlet 17 Dreadful 16 Auricle 19 Vends 21 Beverage 22 Cubic meter 24 Man's name 28 Drop* 2»Turf ; 2» Wine (Ft.) 10 Around (prefix) 31 Conclude 42 Seven (Roman) IS Pillage 35 Girl's name 38 Italien river MMItsMppi river 41 Entire 42 Periods of • lime 48 Devote* 47 Bang 41 Exist 50 Singing voice 51 Head (Ft.) 52 Disencumber 53 Hammer head 84 Paradise U New Guinee port MMikM DOWN 1 Donatec 2 Form a notion 3 Looked askance 4 Swiss river -5 Unusual « Wicked 7 Transaction 8 Conducted 9 Redactor . 10 Sea nymph 11 Rangei It Theological school X) Riven often float logi t* Answer to Today's Puzzle a a S.Q. 23 Venerate 25 Unstable 27 Diminutive of Andrew 28 Rescue 33 Satiated 34 Dedicated M More wicked 37 Bird 38 Sample 40 Short jacketl 43 Nobleman 44 Operatic solo 45 Interpret 48 Males SO Mimic

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 14,500+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free