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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PACE FOUR BU'TIIEVIUE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS 8ATURDAY, APRIL 4, 1»M THI BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bol« N»tion»l Advertising Representatives: W»U.« Wltmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit. AU»nU, Memphis. Entered «s second class matter at the post- oMIce at Blythcvllle. Arkansas, under act of Con- grew, October », 1917. __ _ _ _ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier In the city of Blythcvllle or any .uburban town where carrier service is main- Byma,itWna radius of 60 miles. $5.00 per year $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And smith unto them, My sou! Is exceeding sorrowful unto death: tarry ye here, and watch. —Mark 14:34. » • ' Wherever souls are being tried and ripened, in whatever commonplace and homely way, there God Is hewing out the pillars for His temple. —Phillips Brooks. Barbs Borne modern homes are advertised to resist . cold 'and heat - in fact everything but visiting relatives. * * * If you want to bridge the food price situation this coming summer, lead with a spade In your own garden. * * * A scientist says the germ for the common cold is too small to be seen. Our first reaction Is "Don't bacilli I" * * * A Mlchlfnn farmer owns a 10-year-old Plymouth Rock hen. Some day someone probably will jet H for a springer. * * + A truckload of cans of molasses tipped over on a southern highway. A treat for the kids — no sulphur I Old Jim Lost Medals But Never Lost Fame "Sir, you are the greatest athlete in the world." The time was 1912 the speaker the late King Gustaf V of Sweden, and the honored athlete was Jim'Thorpe, American Indian. In the long interval from that bright moment in the Olympic games at Stockholm to his death just the other day, Thorpe watched his fame remain tin- diminished. A poll of sportswrilers in 1950 singled him out as the greatest athlete of the 2Cth century. Son of an Oklahoma ranchman and descendant of the Indian chiof, Black Hawk, Thorpe blazoned his story across the sports pages of the world. Playing for tiny Carlisle School in Carlisle, Pa., he won All-American football honors in 1911 and 1912 against the cream of the big eastern colleges. Almost single-handedly he brought the Olympic championship to the United States in 1912, winning four of five events in the pentathlon and scoring an unequaled 8412 out of 10,000 points in the decathlon. At school he had won letters in five sports. His activities included running, jumping, lacrosse, boxing, basketball, hockey, archery, handball, rifle shooting, canoeing, swimming and skating. Once Carlisle was booked to meet Lafayette at track. A welcoming committee looked bewildered when just two Indians gofeoff the train. "Where's your team?" they asked. "This is the team," said Thorpe. "Only two of you?" they persistod. "Only one," smiled Thorpe. "This fellow is the manager." Unhappily, soon after his triumphant return from the Olympics, Thorpe was pulled from his pedestal and stripped of his medals and trophies. Charges of professionalism were filed against him. Not realizing it would harm his amateur status, he had accepted small amounts of money for some summer baseball he'd played earlier. His honors and his great record marks were never restored officially. But thousands of dollars were raised for him when he was discovered to be penniless in 1951, and that summer a movie was shown honoring his career. Although past service age, he joined the Merchant Marine in 1945 am! served on an ammunition ship during World War II. It's too late for Old Jim to know it, but it still would be a fine idea if they'd put him back in the record books and restore his medals to his family. Hi sarned them. Kremlin Uses Headache Cure A couple of doctors reporting In n medical journal say that on the basis of clinical experience- with 500 patients they have found "neck-stretching" a highly successful treatment for chronic headaches. Since the Russian Communists have made something of a specialty of stretching necks in the past 30 years, they evidently have cured a lot of headaches, as n matter of fact, when a Kremlin operative gets through stretching a neck, nothing at all aches. Wouldn't you like to have the hemp concession in thfc Soviet Union? Views of Others Red Hunt Aids 'Academic Freedom' While some leftists and fuzzy-minded educators sllll are crying against the Investigation of the Communist infiltration in American schools, one educator, William Janscn, superintendent of New York City schools, gave testimony yesterday before the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee which clearly showed the need and reasonableness of the anti-Red probes. Mr. Jansen snld that in the campaign to oust Communists, 81 teachers have been separated from New York City schools and that 180 others are under Investigation. Those are startling figures. It Is distressing to consider what 81 or more pro-Red teachers could do to poison the minds of the hundreds of un- wnry young Americans who might come under their influence In the classroom. And had there not been congressional inquiry into Communist infiltration into the schools, New York City might not have rid iLs schools of 81 teachers In an anti-Red campaign and have others under investigation. The congressional investigators have provided the necessary Impetus to break the inertia which has protected Communists and their work. Meanwhile, some have screamed that the anti- Communist Investigations have been "witch hunts." Is notably Inappropriate. For In the witch hunts, there were no witches; but today In the Communist hunts, there very definitely are Communist subversives. Mr. Jansen in his testimony .paid that good school teachers mmt have these things: loyalty to country, scholarship, love of children, respect for Individuals nnd high ethical standards. Academic freedom, he said, Is "freedom to search for the truth, and you don't have it if your thinking must follow the party line." Mr. Jonsen's point of view Is a sound one, nnd an encouraging one to hear from the head of n large school system. There are many sound educators throughout America who share this sound view. —Chattanooga News-Free Press. American Families Getting Larger The decade from 13'IO to 1350 saw the American,family return to three, four and five children, reversing a long trend to one and two children families. Statistics gathered by a life insurance company show an Increase of 77 percent in third child births, SO per cent in fourth and 27 percent In fifth child births In the decade. They reflect an increase in the proportion of married women as well ns in births per mother. Largo families were common in early America and made for a stable and happy home. The return to moderate families may indicate a swing to a more integrated and happier family life, which can only mean good for the country. —Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. SO THEY SAY Anybody who says the day of the doughboy is gone is nuts. - Brig.-Gen. William C. Bullock, commander of troops at Nevada atom test. * * * There ran be no doubt that the female of our species is the more durable animal. — Dr. Ernest Albert Hootcn, professor of anthropology at Harvard. * * * you can be absolutely sure that 99 per cent of the population In the Soviet-occupied zone (of Berlin) is on our side. — West Berlin Mayor Ernst Renter, in New York. * * * We do not care how many un-organlzed workers go in. We will judge the success of the strike by the number of jet engines that go out the back door. — AFL union leader, on strike at OE's jet engine plant, Cincinnati. * * * Queen Mary was a fiood and great queen. Free peoples the world over will mourn her loss. — Presldunt Elsenhower. * * * The rise of private home ownership Is one of the nation's principal safeguards against communism. — Morton Bodflsh, chairman of the U. S. Savings and Loan League. * * . * I feel the RFC should be closed down — summarily ... It ceased to be needed In 1945 ... It has been nothing but a Rrab-bag since. - Jr.«e H. Jones, » former head of Reconstruction FI-. o MUCH Corporation. Now We See Through a Glass, Darkly Pster Edson's Washington Column — Government's Cook Booklets , Look Silly, But Have a Purpose WASHINGTON — (NEA)— De-1 partnieni of Agriculture has Just put out t\ little leaflet telling the \ housewife how to broil n steak, ] cook a pot roast, fry a steak with onions, stuff a flank steak, whip up a ragout (stow, to you). Or, tf you want to get real fancy, the new handout tells how to make Swiss steak — either i'etcr Eclson wit h macaroni or tomatoes. About the only thing missing from .this new abbreviated beef j cookbook is how to create ham- I burger. But maybe that was con- j sidercd too obvious, hamburger being one of those things that people make by Instinbt rather than reason. Even a male cook can be (.rusted with hamburger—behind a counter or in the back yard. Word from the Department of Agriculture's Office of Information is that 8GOO copies of Ibis leaflet are being sent out, on n national basis. Newspaper food editors, farm and home magazine food editors, radio and television food editors and the branch offices of the Production and Marketing Admin- l.strntlon are ail getting this handout. And they're supposed to do something about it So if cooks across the country begin to be barragcd with beef- dish recipes, another four-page pamphlet, "Facts About Ek-ef," is j being put out. To quote* the Mib- i headings it says, "Beef Is Plenti- j ful. Benf Is Body BuiUtar." It then j lists sources of other information about beef, and gives all the cuts from top round to bottom sirloin, from neck to round, telling what to do about each when bringing them into contact with a hot stove. Now behind all this hangs a tale, and not just the oxtail In the soup. When Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson's Livestock Advisory Committee was in town recently, trying to find out what to clo about falling:' cattle prices, one of his recommendations was that do what it could to promote the sale of beef. The Livestock and Meat Board out in Chicago was called on to do what it could toward the same end. Packers were to be urged to advertise beef more heavily. The whole campaign was to be aimed at increasing consumption of beef, thereby reducing the supply and thereby again raising the price. As Secretary Benson remarked the other day, "Some people had stopped eating beef altogether." The price was tno high. Now that the supply is up and the price is down, the big idea is to get people back into the habit of eating beef. The "Seven Savory Beef Dishes" recipes, put out by the Bureau of H o m e Economics, and the "Facts About Beef," put out by the Department of Agriculture's Live-stock Branch, are the first government publicity efforts in this direction. There will be others. All this strikes a familiar note to old-timers in Washington. Back in the dim, drear days beyond recall when Democrats lived in the White House, one of the fuvoritc Republican sports was to get up and make speeches ridicul- Ing the Department of Agriculture for the silly literature it put out. There was a little leaflet on "How to Wash Dishes" that was always good for a gag in the Congressional Record. For, of course, everybody knew how to wash dishes and what was the sense of some home economics expert spending government money to put out a book on it? Some department official or other was always having to go before a congressional committee to explain that this particular number on dishwashing was put out by popular demand. The demand came principally from the western states where water was scarce, and it was Important to know how to clean the plates and tableware with a minimum of moisture and by some other means than letting the dog lick them But answers never catch up with the accusations, so the Department's reputation has always been sullied by charges of wasting the taxpayers' dollars on foolishness. The same kind of complaints can be made about the Republican administration having the nerve to ell any self-respecting American housewife how to cook steak. In politics, of course, it's always different when It happens to you. But all this "educational campaign" stuff makes a certain amount of sense. The law creating the Department of Agriculture orders it to spread information. In Secretary Benson's let-'em- eat-meat campaign, for instance, the idea is cheaper than a price support program for cattle. As Secretary Benson says, "Our purpose is to get surpluses out of storage and into stomachs." the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written for NEA Service Unfortunate Is the person who suffers from recurring headaches. Such, for example, is I. D., who writes, "What, if any. Is the enuse and remedy of those horrible headaches which come on suddenly at the back of the head? After they have subsided that spot in my head remains sore to the touch. It is always worse on the left side than on the right. What does this suggest?" There are. It must be recognized, several kinds of recurring headaches. Some of them are on an emotional basis, others are labeled migraine, and In still others additional causes are recognized. It is now believed, however. 1 at most headaches are associated with changes in the circulation of the blood vessels In the brain, though the enuse of such changes may differ from person to person. In I, D.'s case the fact that the headaches are largely on one side suggests migraine, a condition the origin of which is still somewhat Oiroudet in obscurity. So far as remedies for migraine are concerned, there are drugs available which-often can shorten or halt an attack if they arc Riven it Iho earliest possible moment. These drugs, however, nre powerful, and are not without danger, <o they should be taken only under careful supervision. In general, severe or repeated headaches are difficult diagnostic Noulems. The complete history of the attacks, the kind of location of >ain. and the preceding symptoms, if any, must be studied. The physician who tries to discover the cause must know the i-'iviimsinncos under which the pain lirst developed, whether it cam< un gradually or suddculj'i. , whether It was constant or irregular, how long it lasted, what part of the head Was involved, and similar facts. In addition to this, he must know whether nervous ten- j .sion was present before the begin- I nlng of the headache. A complete physical examination I should be made. The sinuses need i to be eliminated as a cause and s.o do the eyes. Special tests m^y r have to be used in order to find out i whether the headaches come from a local relaxation of the blood vessels. Two Steps Involved The treatment of any type of severe headache involves two steps. The first step is to try to relieve the- immediate difficulty as rapidly as possible. Certain types of headaches, especially the so-called "bilious" type, can often be relieved by simple pain-killing drugs, like aspirin. The more severe varieties may go on In spite of any drugs given. The second step Is to try to Identify the cause or at least the physical or emotional factors which lend to bring on the headaches. If these can be successfully attacked, the headaches often can be made to appear less frequently. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bid Not Problem In This Hand By OSWALT) JACOBY Written for NIJA Srrvlcf. "Please solve a problem for us. 1 ' rrqwMs a Seattle correspondent, i "I'm sure you won't, like the bidding , of Iht fcccompurcylng hand, but Ul« 1 bidding is not really our problem. "West opened the king of spades, and I won with the ace of spades. I really didn't know how to proceed, but I hit upon the Idea of leading a low diamond and finessing dummy's Jack while dummy still had a trump. "East won with the queen of diamonds and returned the three of clubs. This gave me my big problem. To finesse or not to finesse? "I looked carefully at East but he happened to be ft very experienced player and would look jusl as calm whether or not he had the queen of clubs I then looked at West, and discovered nothing from an examination of his face. "The only thing I had to guide me was the mathematical fact that NORTH (D) 4 *« VQJ10BS2 *KJ953 *10 CAST AJ1072 V875 *Q82 *853 WEST AKQ984J ¥K43 • 108 + Q7 SOUTH. *A5 » A » A?4 *AKJ9«42 Eist-West vul. N«rtk tut Rwrth W«t 4V (I) P»i «* Pass Piss P>ss Opening Iwd— 4> K the queen Is not likely to drop when the opponents hold as many as five trumps between them. For this reason I finessed the Jack of clubs. "The flnMM did not turn out well, u you c»n see. West won with the queen of clubs »nd took » spade trick to set me two tricks. If I had taken the top clubs, I would have made my a!«m. "Did I pl*y Ult hind correctly? Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Jane Wyman's following In the dramatic footsteps of Colleen. Moore and Barbara Stan- wyck in Hollywood's third remake of Edna Ferber's famous novel, "So Big," but she isn't worried about disturbing the sands of time "It was a great role and it's still a great role," says Jane. 'I know acting comparisons will be made but I'm not worried. Our screenplay has taken new things out of the characters that were never used before. The role Is more challenging to me than 'Johnny Belinda.' " A television serins for Jane now that all the big stars are becoming home-screen attractions? I've got news for you." she smiled. "Television is NOT for me." There's an eye-popping parallel to the front page papa-and-son wrangles of Edward G. Robinson and Eddie, Jr., in "Showdown." the forthcoming U-I flicker that will co-star the elder Robinson and Tony Curtis. Robinson will play a wealthy man and Tony will be the wild son who spends money recklessly; falls In love with a girl of whom papa disapproves and tangles with his old man over and over again. Hmrnmm. Elliot Nugent's plas are begging him to seek psychiatric car.e and blame his front-page didos on a case of jangled nerves. His estranged wife and daughter have been asked to help him. HE SHALL RETURN SHELLEY WINTERS, slated to return to the screen in "Tacey Cromwell," is fuming over the new crop of hints that all is not well between her and- absent-in- Italy Vlttorlo Gassman. "I talk to him every week," Shelley, down to 135 pounds, told me at U-I's "Walkin 1 My Baby Back Home" press party. "Let them gossip. I'm not going . to 'schlep' mvself to Italy just to stop the talk. He'll be back in April " Spike Jones' hefty singer, Laverne Pearson, nixing: an opera offer: "I prefer the smell of Spike's gunpowder to that of garlic." Zippy dialog .department: Chill Wills, on the set of "Three Were Renegades." about one of his recent films: "The cameraman shot the back of my ears until I came out looking like a loving cup with hair." ess he's using: on hii "I-O allies," will be an tyn-op»n»r. Jt'i the best easy-on-the-eyes J-D I'n seen yet. The Eastman color Him will be billed as the first musical revue In 3-D, with everything from Lill St. Cyr. and the l*8t«r Horton Dancers to Ben Hogan »nd Gussie Moran. A FAIR TRADE EZIO PINZA, packing 'em hi at a Las Vegas nitery, read the crowd this telegram: "If you Insist on singing la ow upholstered saloons, I shall ting Figaro at the Met." It was from Jimmy Durante. It may be only a coincidence, but Lana Turner and Lex Barker will be In Cannes for the Film Festival when Arlene D'ahl and Fernando Lamas are there. . . Phyllis Kirk, femme star of the 3-D "House of Wax," left Warners to free-lance and next day had offers for four films and three TV series. . .Alex D'Arcy has joined Gilbert Roland in the BIG comeback league. He's In "Man On the Tight Rope" and "How to Marry a Millionaire" after living for eight years in France. Bed-haired Cara Williams is BO determined to keep her marriaga to John Barrymore, Jr, out of stormy waters that she's broken off relations with her own mother! "My mother has been the cause of all the trouble so far," she confided. The Barrymores couldn't be nicer. Ethel invited us to dinner and kissed me. I talked to Lionel over the phone. Dolores Costello, Johnny's mother, has been wonderful to me." • , Cara's on the stardom ladder herself as Bed Skelton'a leading lady in MGM's "The Great Diamond Robbery," but she's sure that nothing will stop her young husband from reaching the heights of his famous father. "Hollywood doesn't have to have any doubts about Johnny's acting ability," she told me. "The trouble is that he's been shuffled around too much. He'd have had no problem if it hadn't been for his father's name. He's entitled to take a little longer to get there because of that." Producer Sol Lesser hasn't started the big ballyhoo, but Stereo- Cine, the three-dimensional proc- East laughed at the way I played the hand, but wouldn't say why he was laughing." As my correspondent suggests, I find the bidding more weird than wonderfu 1. Nevertheless. South should have made his slam contract. When East returned a club there was no need to look at his face. East simply couldn't have the queen of clubs in his hand. If East had held the queen of clubs, he would have led a spade to make dummy ruff and thus prevent a trump finesse from picking up his queen. Since East did not take this simple measure to protect the queen of clubs It should have been clear that East did not actually hold the queen of clubs. Once South came to the conclusion that the queen of clubs was in the West hand, he would have then seen that the only chance to make the slam consisted in laying down the top clubs in the hope of dropping the queen. This maneuver would have succeeded, and South would have made his slam contract. 15 Yean Ago In Blytheville — Mrs. J. M. Williams and children. Mack and Dick, and Mrs. Doyle Henderson and son, Charles, spent yesterday in Memphis. Two affairs were given during the past week in the vanishing tea series sponsored by the Junior-Senior p. T. A. of the high school. One was In the form of a sewing party at the home of Mrs. J. H. Jontz and the other a tea given at the home of Mrs. G. G. Hubbard. Miss Laura Hale, a student at Missisisppl state College for Women, who has b?en spending the spring vacation here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Hale, haa returned to school. If men want to follow presidential hobbies, they'll find that a set of golf sticks doesn't cost as much as a piano, but the upkeep's greater. © NEA West Virginia Hills Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 56 Weights of 1 West Virginia India has abundant reserves 5 It has many 9 Enfeeble 11 A -— trip through its hills is delightful 12 Everlasting (poet.) 13 Embellishes 15 Through 16 Weird 18 Encountered 19 Age 20 Sward 21PcerGynt's mother 22 German city 25 Deprives of reason 28 Diminutive of Margaret ; 30 Slight bow 31 Ailing 32 Male offspring 33 Board a train 37 Weapon 41 Female rabbit 42 Period 44 Palm leaf 45 Suffix 48 Singing voice 48 Existed 49Hs stands are far-reaching 51 Industrial of this state Is diversified 53 Wainscots 54 1'Yolic 55 Icelandic mythical work VERTICAL 1 Provides with food 2 Music dramas 3 Fourth month (ab.) 4 Narrow road 5 Fashion 23 Prince G Oriental name24 Park in 7 Masculine appellation 8 Boy's name 10 Sediment 11 Young girls 12 Fencing sword airplanes 14 Female saints 33 Redact {ab.) 34 Apprentice 17 Wand 35 Abounded 36 Negative prefix Cleveland, O. 38 Derby hat 26 Cows' calls 39 Puffs up 27 Feminine ~ appellation 29 Engineless 40 Headstrong 43 Pulls after 46 Anatomical tissue % 47 Corded fabric! 1 50 ORer .52 Exist

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