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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 17, 1956
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pxotrors BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER XEW1 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher EARRT A RAINES, Editor, Assistant, Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: W»H»ce Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Contress, October 9. 1917. __ Member ol 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 oJ 60 miles, $6.50 per year $3 50 Jor six months, $2.00 (or 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 he rode upon a cherub; and did fly: yet, "' il "'° " f lhe wind - ~ Psalm> f y -l" 18:10. * * * God moves in mysteri- . ous ways His wonders to perform; He plants his footsteps in the sea And rides upon the storm. — Cowper, BARBS The price for this year's maple syrup has already been set In an Ohio town. It'll make some folks smite ana others boll. * * * You can't do much without some sort of backing, according to a banker. Except, maybe, make an evening gown. * * * It's funy how more men get a backache before UK walk should be shoveled than alter It has been shoveled. * * . * There's only one state that we know of that permit, women to work 15 to 20 hours a day. The iUte of matrimony. * * * Borne folks use an old-time cutter for sleighing—other their automobile. Medical Journal Faces Delicate Subject A respected and widely-read organ of the medical world — the New England Journal of Medicine — has cprrie to grips with a rather delicate subject: the apportionment of the charity dollar as it pertains to various foundations set up to combat disease. The March of Dimes plays a major role in the dissertation. For it ie the March of Dimes which has, as has no other fund, the warm appeal of helping crippled children. This generous feeling was enhanced when a beloved president the cudgel in the fight on polio which ~ "_rtfie late Franklin Roosevelt — took up claimed him as a victim. However, the Journal points out that needs help there are 160 heart disease for every victim of poliomyelitis who patients likewise in need; there are 75 arthritics, and 25 mental patients who need aid. In manner of need, the Journal states, these victims, plus those of muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, tuberculosis, cerebral palsy and cancer, rank above polio. But the public doesn't think that way, as evidenced by the way it gives. In 1954, it points out, the average gift per person in the U.S. for the March of Dimes was 30 cents. No fund campaign for any of the other diseases has succeeded in collecting even half that amount. The Journal thinks it's wonderful that the March of Dimes has enjoyed this success, but it doesn't think so much of the Americans' point of view in charity. In the first place, it points out, the average citizen spends ?30 per year on cigarettes while giving only SO cents to the March of Dimes. Secondly, 'the need, especially in regard to heart diseases figures to be 160 times that in polio. In short, while we're barely giving enough for polio, the nation must expect even less from the other foundations who are very nearly starving to death for want of research dollars. The Heart Fund A* always, February is the month of the annual Heart Fund drive. The cause is worthy, and it has been put in especially sharp focus this year by the ',f«et that the President of the United States has suffered A heart Ettack, In truth it should not take so drama; Me a reminder to atir our intereet in com. b»Unf this gn»t killer. Three quarter* ,«f a million peopto <tt« Mch v«ar from heart and circulatory diseases, mor« than are killed by the next five leading causes of death. It is estimated that 1.25 billion man- hours of work are lost to the nation every year as result of heart ailments. Mr. Eisenhower's illness has shown us vividly what this loss can mean when it comes to people at the the summit of our national life. But the damage is just as real, and cumulatively much greater, when measured at more ordinary levels. One finds it hard to realize that about 10 million people, or one out of every 16 Americans, now suffer from some form of heart or circulatory disease. Most astonishing is that 500,000 children are affected. Ninety per cent of the damage is done by three principal ailments—hardening of the arteries, which sets the stage for what we call heart attacks; high blood pressure, and rheumatic fever, : In spite of the huge toll, heai-t authorities are able to report that progress has been and still is being made. There is hope for everyone, too, in prompt diagnosis and careful treatment. Restoration to useful lives is possible for most heart attack victims and other sufferers. But much more work needs to be done. Money is the great weapon. Hence the Heart Fund, which supports research, education, and community heart programs. Most of the money it collects goes to the support of state and local heart associations. That which is held out from them goes to advance vital research and other efforts of the American Heart Association. The demands upon our charity dollars are of course constant and heavy. But the Heart Fund is one of the rbck-bot- otm enterprises we cannot neglect. A healthier nation is the prize we are bidding for when we answer this call. VIEWS OF OTHERS Prof its Not All General Motors recently announced record figures for its business activities for 1955, making it the first industrial corporation in history to earn more than a billion dollars in profit in one year. Unfortunately a lot of people will get no further than the fact that GM earned $1,189,000,000. But that is only part of the story, The profit was earned by a tremendous Investment providing service to Americans. If a man can earn six cents on a dollar investment, then he may earn six dollars on a hundred-dollar investment, and so on up the ladder. It doesn't mean "profiteering" because the total of profits is high. While GM was earning its profit by providing cars, trucks, trains, batteries, generators and hundreds of other things for Americans, GM provided jobs for 624,000 people, paid them $3,127,000, and paid taxes "in the area of 1.6 billion dollars." There are people who are against success and against bigness. We must remember, however, that success and growth do not work only for a company, but for everyone. GM's profits cannot be significant unless we notice also GM's investment, GM's payrolls, GM's production of goods for the people, and GM's taxes. — Chattanooga News-Free Press Sentence Should Deter The first offender to be convicted under a 1955 law increasing the maximum woods burning penalty has been sentenced in DeFuniak Springs to five years In Raiford Prison by Circuit Judge L. L. Fabisinski. We may hope the sentence will serve to deter other violators. If such crimes are to be halted, the full penalty of the law must be invoked. Numerous warnings have had little effect and it is more than • time that the careless or deliberate setting of fires should be made so prohibitive in terms of punishment that every citizen will comply with the law. The law is everybody's business. It is the concern of every citizen. It should be obeyed to the letter by those who enact it, those who enforce It ind the major portion of the citizenry for whose protection it is framed. Until everyone realizes that such crimes are an offense against each and every one of us our society will not be safe. ' _ Pensacola (Fla.) Journal. SO THEY SAY A shortage ot (US.) technical manpower In this atomic age can be more than industrial suicide. It could actually be national luiclde.—Gen. Walter Bedell Smith, former ambassador to Russia. # * * It is normal for all races not to be overly fond of each other, including black, white, yellow and red races.—Gov. James E. Folsom of Alabem.a if, if. * H we can induce Irish-American* to return home only once every ten yean, It would have * dynamic and electrifying effect on our economy. We also like to encourage the sale of our product*, like good Irish whisky. - William .Norton, deputy prime minister of Ireland, promoting Ireland'! tourist trade while visiting- Detroit. * * # The presidency la a. six-man Job but one man itlU h»s to do It.—Ex-President Truman on wheth- w UM PTMldeot needs an assistant. Not Many Get Through This Way FRIDAY, FEBRUARY IT, 19M Ers/une Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD M€A Scnic*. IIK. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Government Is Still Very Deep In Loans to Small Businesses WASHINGTON —(NBA)— When Reconstruction Finance Corporation was ordered liquidated by Congress, it was freely predicted that seme RFC functions would bob up in other agencies, in bigger and better form. This is exactly what has happened in the fields of disaster and small business .loans, at least. President Eisenhower has just signed a new law, raising the amount of disaster loans which the Small Business Administration may have outstanding at any one time from 25 to 125 million dollars. This action will permit government loan aid to flow freely to victims of the recent California and Oregon floods. Heavy demands on SBA for disaster loans to the New England flood area had used up nearly all government credit available. The second field of major SBA expansion this year is expected in its new "Limited Loan Participation Plan," recently announced by , SBA Adminstrator Barnes. Wendell B. This opens up a brand-new line of government aid to small business in this election year. It will particularly help retailers, wholesalers, repair shops, restaurants, dry-cleaning and other service establishments. Even though they don't have good collateral to offer as security, they can get credit on a sales volume big enough to cover their loan Five-year loans of up to $20,000 at up to 6 per cent interest will now be approved by SBA. The only condition is that local banks must take at least 25 per cent of the total loan. Jn the first month of operation under this plan,' 56 loans were made for a total of $636,000—an average of over $11,000, The volume of these loans is expected to grow rapidly as word of their availability gets around trade circles. In private banking, such loans have normally been available only on a 60-to-90-day renewable basis. The difficulty oi obtaining larger commercial credit under existing bank law has been one of the recognized shortcomings of American banking. The promotion of this credit by Small Business Administration illustrates again that, once the government gets in a new line of business, it seldom gets out. Reconstruction Finance Corporation began aiding small business when it took over the Small War Plants Corp. in 1946. RFC classified any loan of $100,000 or less as a small business loan. m the last three years of its operation, 90 per cent of RFC's loans went to small business. They numbered 7847 loans for a total of 102 million dollars—the. average $13,000. Small Business Administration was set up by Congress in 1953 to carry on this function. But SBA has operated on different defini- tions of what a small business is. It has been based on the re lation of the loan applicant's siz to the size oi his competitors i the field. Thus, an auto or household appl ance manufacturer with fewer tha 1000 employes might be considere small, while in the jewelry o clothing industries, a manufacture with fewer than 250 employe would be 1 rated small. In trade, a retailer whose sale are under a million dollars a yea is considered small business. I wholesaling, under five million do lars worth of business a year i small. Congress has further specific that small business firms give government loans must be inde pendently owned and operated, an must not have a monopoly in the! Held. On these standards, Small Bus ness Administration has made 22' loans In the two and a half years has been operating, for a total o 114 million dollars. The averag loan has been for slightly ove $50,000. Private banks participated these loans to the extent of 2 million dollars, or 18 per cent the total. SBA Was originally limited to maximum loan of $150,000, but th has now been raised to $250,000. Sen. John Sparkman (D-Ala thinks this limit should be raise But so far, SBA has made fe NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - (NBA). - Ex- slusively Yours: Ken Murray is introducing tight, tight gowned Marie 'ilson of the busty league In Blackouts of 1956" with the line: •'As Winston Churchill once said, Never has so much been stuffed ito so little'." "Blackouts," the Hollywood show hich played to almost six million ersons between 1942 and 1949, will ave a yearly revival now. Marie's till flubbing her dialog (on pur- ose) but when I asked Ken if they emembdred their lines from 1949, ! quipped: "1 did but Marie didn't even re- lember 'em in the original snow." * * * "Love and Marriage" has odd re- uHs in Hollywood. Bock Hudson's jMTiage-senLJilmJrom second to ixth place in a fan magazine pop- larity poll. LINDA DARNELL hops to Phoe- ix Aviz , for her stage debut after ompleting the 20th Century-Fox Hour telefilm, "Deception." Shell tar in "A Room Full of Roses.' There's no "inside," says Linda, to er divorce from Phil Uebman, who marired another doll the day fter the divorce. She told me: "He spent haK his ime in airplanes on business trips. He's a wonderful guy, but he didn't understand my career." 4 « * When Hal Wallis purchased Route 86," he announced Shirley tSooth would be the star of the film. Now it's scheduled for Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in one of the year's most surprising casting switches. "It figures," deadpans 'Don't we do the same thing* as Shirley Booth?" You'll soon be Upswinging it to the tune of "The Monaco Mambo." THE CUTE Marilyn Granas vorking in NBC-TV Hollywood's casting department was Shirley Temple's stand-in at the peat o! the kid star's career. A couple of years ago Marilyn was Greer Garson's secretary. The 20th Ceotury-Fox suit against Frank Sinatra for walking out of •Carousel" is a long, long way rorr. the courtroom. The suit was filed in New York, where there's a five-year lag In civil cases. There's a good chance it will be settled out of court, anyway. Shelley Winters won't have to worry about a career separation from her new Mr. Right after "A Hatful of Rain" shutters on- Broadway Tony Franciosa, Shelley's offstage heart in the Tllay, is being signed for movie work. STERLING HAVDEN'S medics keep repeating the take-it-easy warnings. Another strain on his injured back, they say, and he will have to undergo surgery. But Cieo Moore, who checked in at -a Los Angeles hospital for a medical going- over after a personal appearance tour, received a nothing-wrong report. ^ > f Tony Curtis' proud mom became a member of the Hollywood Movie Mothers Club and made a speech about her happiness .oyer the coming stork visit to Tony and Janet Leigh. The Witnet: Las Vegas Stan Er- Sunday School Lesson— Written fat H1A Senrtee By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. When the Apostle Paul, was making his last visit to Jerusalem, "bound in the spirit", realizing only that bonds and afflictions were awaiting him (Acts 20:17-38) he called the elders of the Church at Ephesus to the port of Miletus, from which he was sailing. His farewell words were touched with glory and sadness as Paul recounted his life and work among them. He gave much counsel, but particularly he admonished them to "remember the Words of the Lord Jesus, how He said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive'." These words in,that exact form ars not found in any of the Gospels, recording the sayings of Jesus. Was Paul quoting actual words, remembered and orally preserved? For Jesus undoubtedly said and did a great deal more than the Gospels record .(John 21:25). Or was he. In these words, expressing the substance of all that Jesus taught and exemplified? In either case it was not only Paul but the Master speaking, and the words have been generally accepted as "the words of the Lord Jesus". The early Christians soon put the words into practice. Giving became an early grace and experience of the Christian Church. . I' suppose that there was not much giving, or need of it, for the support of the church itself. This need came later, after the church became an established institution. Giving was more a matter of Christian fellowship. The more prosperous Christians contributed to the relief of their poorer brethren Especially, Christians prosperous in trade In the outposts where Paul's missionary Journeys had established churches contributed to the poorer snlnts at Jerusalem (See Aota 11:29; I Corinthians 16:1; H Corinthians 9). But there was one outstanding thing about that giving of early Christians that Is not always nc- eompaAled in giving ol today. Paul records (H Corinthians 8:5) that in this "fellowship of the ministering to the saints" the Corinthian'Chris- tians "first gave their own selves to the Lord". I wonder how much giving is marked by that most important giving of all — the giving of one's self in dedication, Christian living, and service? Even large gifts to the church or benevolences may have little more back of them in real consecration than the small gift that the other day I threw upon the tamborine of a solicitor for a presumably good cause, I do not mean to imply the worthiness, or unworthiness, of the cause, though I suppose giving should be upon the basis of some knowledge of worthiness. What I am thinking of is the vast difference there may be between contributions of money and devout and devoted Christian living. I have in mind an actual case of a prominent man, who was a large contributor to the church In his community, but who didn't have any marked evidences of Christian living. I do not know how many are like that man, but I am sure that one reason the Christian church is not accomplishing Its full mission is because gifts of money are not always the outward tokens of inward consecration to Christian character, life, and service.. ' • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Echo Play Hat Exception By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NF.A Service When a defender leads a winnin card, his partner is supposed signal encouragement or discou agement. The partner drops higher card than necessary to e courage and drops the lowe possible card to discourage continuation. There are exceptions to all rui in bridge, and the rule has be stated only for the purpose showing an exception. West opened the seven of dia- LITTLl LIZ He'in Ms cor quicker than one In htiheod. •" win flipped it as » guest on Edg»r Bergen's radio show. When one of. air lines read, "Thanks a million," he added, "That's net, of course." Pat O'Brien's 25th anniversary present to wife Eloise was a ston* marten stole—and a Purple Heart. This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: More humor In politics dept. Lou Costello is the new honorary mayor of Canoga Park with Bud Abbott as his police chief. Samuel Goldwyn, Jr. is bidding for the film rights to "Woman on the Rocks," by the late Herman Manklewicz. The story, about a famed woman evangelist, has been kicking around Hollywood for a long time. Sudden thoughtTrtwntsfeftce Kelly's forthcoming marrlace to Prince Rainier: Gloria Swanson once made a picture titled "Queen Kelly" that was never released. Recount Proves To Be Effective GALBBBTJSG, HI. (fl—A Kiw* College student was Jailed for drinking while still under age, air though he was to celebrate hta 31* birthday the next def. The student protested that * wasn't illegal. A fellow is 34 on ttie day before his birthday, he said. Police officers figured tber had heard everything but that this was a new one that needed chucking with. Aset. State's At*. William Meaning. He advised the student's release while he checked law books. "He was absolutely right," Henning said. According to eoromou law, a person bom Jan. 1 becomes one year old the following Dec. 31. On the next Jan. 1, he is starting hia second year ot life. Crazy Drivers Are Assailed UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. HI — Psychiatric tests could do much to curtail America's traffic accidents, says Amos E. Neyhart, head of the Institute of Public Safety at Pennsylvania State University. .Emotionally unstable people are bad traffic risks, he says. And bad attitudes are important factor in many crashes. He says that psychiatric checks on stability and attitudes could be an important addition to driver training as a means of reducing accidents. •' He is an expert on driver training, having conducted the first course in driver training here In 1934. He says a poorly trained driver is twice is likely to have accidents as is a well-trained driver. tically at the deuce of spades and shifted once more, back to diamonds this time. Thereupon South drew trumps and got rid of a spade on dummy's jack of diamonds. South made game and rubber, mentally crediting East with an assist. It should have been clear to East that only a ipade continuation offered any hope, deuce or no deuce West would properly play the deuce of spades from K-Q-2 or from K-10-2, and it would still be proper for East to make allowance for the possibility that his part ner couldn't afford a signallns play. A spade continuation would defeat the contract. In Blytheyillt 15 Yean Ago Sale of the Tom A. Little Chevrolet Company to Loy Eich and William J. Sullivan of Kansas City, Mo. was announced today by Tom A. Little, head of the local con- ' cern, which is one of the largest Chervrolet dealerships in the mid- south. When Mrs. Raymond Schmuck entertained members of the Thursday bridge club for a party at her home, she also had as her guests Mrs. W. I. Malta, Mrs. L. E Baker and Mrs. F. E. Utley. Mrs. O. Shonyo entertained with a bunking party at her home Friday night when she had as guests six women who formerly resided there. Following dinner, the group played cards and talked. J. P. Holland, who Is takinpr a flying course in Memphis, spent yesterday here with Mrs. -Hollanu. Dinner Time Antwer to Today's Pmzl« NORTH (D) 17 + 753 VKQ «. J 5 3 + AKJ7S EAST AAJ64 V82 « A 1C 9 8 « + 103 SOUTH «\ 1088 . ' « A J 10 9 5 4 WEST *K<32 V763 4742 + Q982 + 84 North-South vul. North East South West 1 * 1 4> IV Pass 2+ Pass 3V Pass 4V Pass Pass Past Opening lead—* 7 monds, and East won wltt the ace. South dropped the queen, and East had no trouble tn reading South for the king. East looked at the dummy's strong trumps and clubs and decided that spades offered the only hope. He led the ace of spades at the second trick. West . dropped the deuce of spades on this trick because he couldn't bt sure that it was safe to signal with the king or queen. Such, signals have been known to cost » trick. East looked long and pessUnls- ACROSS 2 Smell of food 1 _ fish cakes jggjSU,,, 4 Hot cross ranlt 8 Ripped 4 Diminishes 12 Lemon 5 Soviet river 13 Region 6 Legendary 14 Arrow poison centaur 15 She cooks the 7 Posed dinner 8 Ringworm 18 What good 9 Individuals food has 10 Repose 18 Pushes 11 Cape forward 17 inborn 20 Birds'homes 19 Liquid 21 It is (contr.) measures 22 Arm bone 23 Falsifiers 24 Ireland 24 homo 28 Continent 25 Fish eggs 27 In the center 30 Louse 32 Dress 34 Reprove 35 Cause ' 36 Worm 37 Insect eggs It Period of fastinc 40 Female rabbits 41 With l(prenx) 42 With full force 45 Give forth 49 Changer 51 Estop 52 Cry of bacchanals 53 Poetic island 54 Anjeles, California S5 Orients! coins It Caresses 57 Compass pota* DOWN 1 Temporary. . shelter 26 Eagle's nest 27 Wretched 28 Press 29 Nick 31 "'er.'ume .rs-dient 33 c;:aw SB African fly 40 Plunges 41 Minds 42Hlghcardi 43 Change plM* 44 Seen 46 Thaw 47 New Mexican town 46 Gaelic 50 Tear

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