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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, November 4, 1955
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PAG1 BIOHT BLYTHEVIUE (ARK.) COUKIER NTEWS FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 1955 THE BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARKY A. HAINES, Editor, AssisUnt Publisher PADL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Contress. October 9, 1311. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city of Blyhevllle or any •uburban town where carrier service \s maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. SS.aO per rear »3 50 for six months, 52.00 for three monthts; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance MEDITATIONS Hearing of thy love and faith, which thou hast toward the Lord Jesus, and toward all saints. —Philemon 1:5 * * * All the strength and force of man comes from his faith in things unseen. He who believes is strong; he who doubts is weak. Strong convictions precede great actions.—Clarke. BARBS It"i always the shoestring! that know you're In a hurry that suddenly break. # * * A supermarket is planned in Omaha where helicopters can land. If they don't come down, prices may go up to meet them. * * * Price of a haircut went up to $1.50 in Union, N.J. Why not hie to Cleveland, Ohio, where you can get one for $2? • * * When a man leaves out the working parts H'l hard for him to become a successful self-made mark * * * A girl won an oratorical contest In Michigan and that doesn't sound «o good for the man she marries. Loss of State Trooper Comes at Poor Time City of Blytheville, Mississippi County law enforcement agencies and the Chamber of Commerce Traffic Committee should join in stoutly protesting the transfer of State Trooper Gene Mabry to Dermott, Ark. Actually, his loss is just a little mora than the situation here will bear at this time. It comes when fall trafic is right at its peak and when Blytheville proper has never been busier. Last week, six persons were killed on Highway 61, though these tragedies occurred above the state line in Missouri. This area scarcely will be less busy, traffic-wise even after the first of the year, though many farm vehicles will be off the roads by that time. Increased Air Base and industrial activity in the area is going to make more demands on the highway system. Rather than relieve the city of one of its two troopers, the State Police Department should be shaping its plans to conform more realistically with the local situation. That is, it should look upon Blytheville as a two-trooper post from this time onward. Cooperation and action on the parts of all agencies and organizations interested in traffic safety and general law enforcement undoubtedly will have its effect on the Department ... if not immediately, then in the future. More plainly spoken, pressure should be brought to bear in the proper places and right away. No Shoo-in, That's Certain It has been observed before that no one can know whether or not the popularity of President Eisenhower and his program is transferable to any other Republican. But clearly the top GOP leaders are taking a considerably more optimistic view of that problem now than they were immediately after the President was stricken. By the same token, Democrats whose first reaction was that they could triumph handily over anyone the Republicans might put in Mr. Eisenhower's place now are viewing their 1956 prospects more cautiously. Both sides know, of course, that it is foolish to try to speak with any certainty about an election that is a year off. For one thing, the major party candidates and their personality impact are not known. For another, events make issues and the events of 1966 cannot now be foreseen. But this much can be said: The condition of the United States, at home and in its relations aboard, seems to favor the Republicans. . In other words, because the nation is reaching new heights of prosperity and appears in less danger of war. the GOP can deal from a situation of strength. They are in the saddle, and presumably the voters will dislodge them only for good cause. As indicated, that cause could be a strong Democratic personality or unfavorable events either on the domestic scene or beyond our borders. If neither of these elements works to Democratic advantage, then they will have to try to show shomehow that today's peace and prosperity are not well founded and thus not to be trusted. If it comes to that, it may take some real doing. Samuel Lubell, able political analyst, thinks the Republicans will win next year if genera] conditions remain the same and the Democrats don't come up with a marked superiority in candidate quality. He argues that the 1954 general elections turned on economic issues—farm distress and an industrial downturn— but that the Republicans were stronger on an economic basis then than they had had been at any time since 1932. They lost control of Congress, yet the margin was narrow and many races were almost a dead heat. Off-year gains for the "outs" usually are heavier. Lubell points out that as of now farm distress is greater than in 1954, but the industrial recession is over and the economy generally is booming. From this he argues that bascially the Republican are in a considerably stronger position— strong enough, indeed, to win. Naturally these are only speculations, albeit the speculations of elections. At the very least, perhaps, they may serve to correct notions among party men and voters that elections are automatic affairs decided by a single factor •—like the President's illness. There will be nothing open-and-shut about the 1956 contest. VIEWS OF OTHERS What Time Is It? A crazy hodge-podge of time la mixing up 'the nation. Washington, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Cleveland, San Francisco, Si, Louis, Louisville, to name a few, switched from daylight to itandard time on Sept. 25. That wouldn't be so bad but for the fact that New York, Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and a flock of other cities, chiefly in the Eastern United States, are sticking with extended Daylight Time through October. The time-changing imbroglio has a lot of folks, especially radio and TV operations which have split-second timing, ensnarled in a foul-up "almost beyond belief and costly to a degrea challenging computation," as Broadcasting puta it. What time it la depends OD where you are — an untimely and ungainly situation. — High Point (N. C.) Enterprise. Sears, Roebuck in the Orient Latest surprise from the "less-mysterlous-all- the-time" Orient is the report that the Sears, Roebuck catalogue has achieved best-seller status in Indonesia. Orientals who can't order after a thing because of currency restrictions are, nevertheless, paying $20 a -copy for the technicolor dream books. The United States Information Agency is sure to be termed "enterprising" for stocking its overseas libraries with Sears and Montgomery Ward catalogues. .USIA is welcome to whatever praise it gets but we can only observe that our propagandists would have been terribly dull If they had done otherwise. It is a cynical and hopeless human who is not fascinated by a mail order catalogue, even when his pockets are empty and his prospects dark. A catalogue is a thing- of manifold uses, too manifold to catalogue, and another fact that must be encouraging to USIA people who lived in the shadow of Schine and McCarthy is that nobody, but nobody burns a Sears, Roebuck catalogue. — Charlotte (N. C.) News. SO THEY SAY Children just grow up to be unrestricted people. The world is going to restrict a person when he grows up or he'll be In trouble. When is » better time (o learn than in childhood? — Dr. Leslie Hohmnn, Durham, K. C., criticizes parents who are too lenient. * * -T. I always thought Los Angeles hod the best police department. But now I like yours better. — Jimmie Lee Bradford compliments Detroit police after being; arrested for committing A robbery lef-s than 24 hours after he arrived in town. * * * Our first great primary obligation Is. to maintain security of our own people. It Is our hope we can furnish that leadership that can move ftwny from cold — or hot — wnrs. — Sen. Walter George (D'On), on Intel-national affairs. * * * If (Averell) Harrlman were President he would give away the Indian chief on top of the Capitol dome. — Sen. Allen J. Ellcnder iD-LAJ. A Relaxed World Peter ft/son's Washington Column —Nations Huge Cotton Surplus Yields Dozens of New Textiles By PETER EDSOX NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — In the desperate effort to find new outlets , for the huge. 23 million bale, two-year surplus supply of American-grown cotton the U.S. government is now stuck with, research laboratories are turning out a whole dry-goods tore full of new textiles. Some of them will do tricks that cotton cloth never did before. Together, they offer a new multimillion-dollar market. Modeled by - half-dozen good- looking government gal secretaries, a collection of these new fashions in farm products was shown recently at the Department of Agriculture's Beltville, Md., Experiment Station. Only a few of the new products are the result of government research. Most are creations of the textile mills. Some are so new they are not yet on the market. One of these was a wrinkle-resistant cotton. Wad it up in a hand beg. Take it out at the end of a journey. Shake it out and it's ready to wear, fresh and crisp without Ironing. Another of the new products, almost equally sensational, is a new cotton cloth that looks, feels andj launders like linen, but costs only a fourth as much. This one was] developed by the Department of Agriculture's New Orleans cotton products research laboratory. The new cotton linen is made from short staple cotton which is a particular drug on the market.' Just to shew that it can be done. this fabric has even been made from mill floor sweepings. Another New Orleans laboratory product is a water-resistant cotton, with Its threads 25 per cent closer together and tighter than ordinary weaves. This cloth is also being used for tents, tarpaulins and baseball diamond rain covers. A nonburning cotton twill ofi'ers great possibilities for army uniforms and tents. The cloth will char as long as it is in contact with flame. Remove the flame and the blackened cloth remains Intact. This neiv fabric offers great possibilities for in lighter weights for sheets and pillow cases. It's a protection for people who fall asleep while smoking in bed. The real knockout o* the Beltsville show was a bathing suit made out of one and a half cotton print fertilizer bags. The trick of making cotton dresses out of feed bags printed in gay patterns is now old stuff to most farm women. Fertilizer bags could never be used for this purpose be cause an acid in the fertilizer ate up the fabric. But now a cotton cloth has been developed which resists the acid. Fertilizer manufacturers have come up with a line of over 300 bright prints for their bags. Four to six 100-pound bags make a dress. Not all the research is in pure cotton textiles. Cotton Is finding Increasing use in blends. One fabric, ramie, has been developed from China grass. It has a long fiber, but is brittle. A cotton blend gives it strength. Of greater interest to the textile men are the first new fabrics being made from corn. Some years ago the Ames, Iowa, government lab found a way to make furfural for nylon from corncobs. Now there is a corn grain thread being made. It was developed at the government's Peoria, 111., corn products laboratory. The germ is first taken out of the grain, then the starch treated to make a fiber. The corn thread can't be used alone, but must be blended with wool and cotton. Sunday Sctwol Lesson— Written for K1A flerriw By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. , I have just come across an inter-j esting incident In connection with; the Bible. j It is in a book, "Jungle Giants," t which is.the story of [he travels through Africa of a young anthro-, pologist from Boston, Newell Bent,. Jr. Among many adventures i.^ thp account of his climb to the lop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain. At its very top, 19.730 feet above'sea level, he and a com-: panion found a tin box. Supplied by! the Mountaineering Club, it con- : tained the name- of the few who, up ! to that time (about 1935), had' climbed to the very top. i And also in the box was a Bible, j and this is its somewhat tragic ; story. Some years earlier Mr. : Roome, the traveling director of the British Bible Society,, had come to Tanganyika and attempted to climb j the mountain. He fainted twice on j the way, and porters brouhgt him to : Leopard Point, where he left the Bi- j ble, which he had brought, with him.' Roome died after re turn ing to England, but in his will he asked, Dr. Reusch. a missionary ;uid authority of Kilimanjaro, to place the Bible at the summit. He requested that this be written in it: "May the' jewel of the world's literature rest' on the topmost point, of the British Empire." i It is an interesting story, but to' me it is also a symbol of the high-j place that the Bible should have. in every land and in every life. i It is fortunate that the Bible at j the top Is also in the lowlands, ac-' ccssible to nil, but it may still have : the highest place in the mountain if 1 the human soul. Roome gavp his Kilimanjaro Bible a place of. dis- \ Unction. i Each of us, too, can Rive it a ! place of distinction in the! point of reverence, faith and oliedl-, cnce to its teachings. There is something 1 mountain-like about the teaching of Jesus. He saiij that He came to bring life, and to bring it more abundantly (John 10:10). The Christian life is a life of ascent, of climbing and St. Paul has portrayed tlio summit of tho mountain; "Till we all come in the unity of the- faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ." But re Ihe parallel with thp climbing of a physical mountain ends. The successful climber must I quickly descend to lower areas where breathing is easier. But the spiritual peak, attained, Is a permanent possession. Whenever I mention a*book, readers are sure to ask where it can be obtained. So far as I know, "Jungle Giants" is out of print. The intrepid young Bostonian later lost his life mountain climbing in South America, and the book was published posthumously by the Plimpton Press, Norwood, Mass. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bridge Readers Seldom Lose By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Today's hand shows one of the important differences between playing a hand at the bridge table and reading about it. Very few bridge players make an incorrect guess when they're just reading about a hand. When today's hand was actually played. West opened a low club and East took the ace. Prospects were not much good, but East did his best by leading the king of diamonds. West signaled encouragement with the nine of diamonds. Thus waved on. East continued with the ace ot diamonds and then with a low diamond. West ruffed the third diamond with the ten L/TTLf LIZ A good wife is one who si Is up with a mari when lie's ill and puls up wilh him when he's not. **«* of hearts, and dummy overruled with the king. Declarer swiftly led a low trump from dummy, and East just as swiftly followed suit with the four of trumps. Now South had to guess what to do. Should he finesse the seven of hearts, or should he play a high heart from his hand? It's all very well to say that East must have both the jack and nine of hearts since otherwise he wouldn't be interested In playing a third round of diamonds. The fact is that Ea^t had nothing better to lead, and West might certainly have a second trump in his hand. South can't even be sure that East has the nine of hearts. West might ruff the third diamond with WEST A9763 »95 + 976532 NORTH 4) A Q 10 5 2 VK852 « 82 #K4 EAST VJ94 « AK10743 *A 10 SOUTH (D) V AQ873 Neither side vul. South Welt North Eul 1V Pass 3 V Pass 4 * Pass Pass Put Opening lead—4» 5 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By EHSKI.VE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOO D— (NEA) — Super-Colossal: If it's a Cecil B. DeMille epic, it's the most colossal set of statistics in town. Staggering is the word for his almost completed Biblcal spectacular "The Ten Commandments." due for release in '86. The three- and-one-half-hour film, biggest in the history, of Hollywood, will carry a final cost tag of around ten million dollars. Some of the eyebrow - lifting: "here's - ivhere - the - money went" statistics during months of preparing the film and 120 days of shooting: Talent: Fifty-three- star and featured roles. 488 speaking pans and 100 dancers picked by seven cast-j ing directors. Thousands of extras j in scenes filmed in Egypt, where! entire villages and tribes werej hired. As many us 618 players inj a single scene of studio footage, i SETS: Sixty-seven master sets; exclusive of the 107 foot-high gates j of Per-Rameses built in Egypt.] Construction of the sets required) 950,000 board feet of lumber, 11,200 pounds of nails; 1,540 tons of plaster and 4.725 gallons of .paint. Twenty-four hundred tons of soil, either matching actual locales or dyed to match, were trucked Into the studio for the ground on which stood such major sets as the streets of Goshen. the brickpits. and the Pharaoh's unfinished city. Costumes: Ten designers and sketch artists were responsible for the 25.000 costumes which required 125 tailors and dressmakers more than a year to complete. Forty thousand yards of material were especially woven or dyed and 300 leopard, lion ant" zebra skins were used. Twenty-live hundred pairs of sandals were made to order. Ten jewelers worked more than a year to make 1.100 pieces of jewelry and Jeweled props. Ninety-eight wardrobe people were assigned to the film. MAKE-UP: Hairdressers and mnke-up artists averaged 74 a day, but a series of peak days and a roster of 54 make-u| men, 20 body make-up women and 36 hair stylists. Ten- people worked for two months in advance to make hair ornaments, which required 20 pounds of hairpins on a single day. Thirty-seven hundred gallons of make-up and 500 of remover were charged to the film. For seven straight weeks the daily requirements of cleansing tissue Was 12 rolls of 1,200 feet each. Food: No complete tally except for the Golden Calf sequence. The requisition for this highlight of the film: Eight hundred loaves of bread, 100 pounds of garlic, 30 crates of leeks, 200 gallons of grape juice, 100 ducks, 100 squab, 75 legs of lamb, 200 pounds of pot roast, 100 pounds of brisket of beef, 50 geese and 50 full size rib roasts of beef. Animals: Anlmlas hired or purchased for the film ranged from 5,000 sheep and 250 camell to 500 frogs and three cobras. RESEARCH: The Bible, Koran, 1825 books and periodicals, 919 clippings from varous sources, 646 photographs and 12 maps. Six public four private and three university libraries and 10 museums In six countries were among Ihe m»- jor contributors. Props: A list of 172.000 individual items, in 1.482 categories, bought or made mostly in bulk such as 10 miles of rope of the period in four sizes. Among the other items: 1,200 reed baskets, 380 wagons, water skins. Jugs and jars, fly switches, javelins, cooking and farming Implements, ostrich feathers, torches, shepherd's crooks, leather buckets, whips, tana swords, spears and 200 bunches of dates on their stems frozen in February for use in August. As one of DcMllle's eight M- sistant directors said one day: "When C. B. goes Into production It in to movie making what antidisestablishmentarlanlsm Is to . spelling." the ten from a holding such as 10-9 or even J-10-9. South would then look very foolish if he finessed the seven of hearts and lost his contract. When the hand was actually played. South went wrong. He considered it unlikely that West hadi started with only three red cards. I Hence he put up the ace of heart?! nnd eventually lost a trump trick I to East. ; I'll bet not a single reader made this mistake. THE CLEARWATEH (Fla.) Advertiser observes that psychiatrists have wrought some minor miracles. One woman in St. Petersburg, It says, used to live In mortal (ear of a telephone, but after taking a course with a Tampa psychiatrist, she now answers It whether It rings or not.—St. Paul pioneer-Pre**. Q— The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Hearts Pass ? You, South, hold: What do you do? A — Bid two spades. As long u you're suggesting game, jou should find out about the other major. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: *A3 VAQ1053 *A J4 J *ft S What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Niven Likes Working For Todd By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD UV—No actor ever had more awe of his employer than does David Niven for Michael Todd. The prgducer has a knack for setting Hollywood on its ear. H« was one of the plotters behind Cinerama, which started the wide- screen revolution in the movies. He developed a rival procesi, dubbed It Todd-AO and filmed "Oklahoma!" with It. Now tha studios are scrambling to develop screens that are taller as well u wider. At present Todd la whipping" up a multimillion-dollar international project called "Around the World in 80 Days." There is no mora avid student of Todd In action than David Niven, who is starring ai Phineas Fogg in the Jules Verna story. "Todd is the most amazing man I have ever met," said Niven, who vowed his admiration has nothing to do with the fact that he Is earning thousands of dollars from him. "Money means nothing to him. He told me he has been broke many times, but he has never been poor. In other words, he has lived like a king even when he had no money. He doesn't admit defeat." Evidence of Todd's disregard for money barriers: his film will have such bit players as Noel Coward, Prank Sinatra, Marlene Dietrich, Joe E. Brown, Beatrice Lillle, Red Skelton, George Raft, Fernandel, Gilbert Roland, Cesar Romero, Luis Dominguin, John Gielgud, etc. The names are paid off variously. Coward received a painting ha had long admired. Bullfighter Do- minguin an expensive car. Others get plain old money. Niven illustrated how Todd operates. "We were ! i Durango, Colo., shooting a train sequence." he said. "On the way to the location, Todd's car was halted by a flock of sheep. 'Put 'em under contract,' he said. He had the sheep working in the picture for a week, while their owners were eager to get them to market." This led to another Todd brainstorm. Inspired by the pictorial qualities of the sheep, he sought bigger animals. He was told there was a big herd of buffalo in Oklahoma. So he moved cast, crew and train to Oklahoma. END Advance PMs Frl. NOT. 4 Crude dentistry was practiced in ancient Egypt and Greece. Specimens of false teeth have been found in the jaws of Egyptian mummies, dating back centuries before Christ. Home on the Range Answer to Previous Puizl* ACROSS 1 Cowboy. Rogers 4 wild Hickok 8 Trigger's mother 12 Anger 13 Bewildered MEggshaped ISFootlike part 16 Kind of comedy 18 Landed propertiei 20 Ciphers 21 Before 22 Always 24 Ranchland measure 26 Paradise 27 Middle (prefix) 30 Commemorative awards 32 Amount of. printed matter 34 Wipes out 35 Sour 36 Napoleon's marshal 37 Swerve 39 Nuisance 40 Light color 41 Damage 42 Gay time 45 Saluting 49 Intersection! tl Organ of hearing 52 Evict 53 Food regime 84 Falsehood 59 Mounds uMd by golfers StFlayinc cirdi 17 Furtivt DOWN 1 Mature 2 Mineral rocks 3 Preceding day 4 Sew loosely 5 Poetic island 6 Rented 7 Fold 8 Engine 9 Eager 10 Speed contest 11 Large deer (pl.) 17 Picturesque 19 Regions 23 Of the palate 24 Prayer ending 25 Beak membrane 26 German city 27 Military 42 Gael supplies 43 Girl's 28 Shield nicknam* 29 Denomination 44 Flower 31 Taxes 33 Country in Asia 38 National 40 Tries 41 Light fogs 46 Askew 47 Fasten 48 "The Old Mare' 1 50 She's sweet ai apple cider I I V N f M R V

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