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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 20, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWI MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 19S« THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager mpathy and support aa he enters upon »n ordeal of choice the like of which no president ever before has facsd. 8ol« National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wittner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- frees, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any tuburban town where carrier service it maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »6.50 per year, »3.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone,. $12.50 per year payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS VIEWS OF OTHERS Ain't It a Shame But brael shall be laved In the Lord with an everlatsinff salvation: ye shall not be ashamed •or confounded world without end.—IsaUh 45:17. * * * What is human is immortal.—Bulwer-Lytton. BARBS Celery crunching; should be a rood TV sound •ffsct for elephants foinf throiirh a Jungle. * # * Maybe the meek wfll inherit the earth, but aome countries would like to see the will changed. * * * The Treasury has a machine with which a large number of checks can be signed at the same time. We'd like to borrow it around the first of the month. * * * Some folks run out of gas while driving a car and a lot more out of common sense. if. # if. As the old saying goes a thousand years ij| but a day to a scientist. How nice, when waiting for a bus. The Weight of Decision At long last President Eisenhower has arrived at his final lonely hour of decision. His doctors have given him as clean a bill health ag they likely could give any man who has suffered a heart attack. But they have left to him, as they must, the choice of whether or not to run again for the presidency. The doctors' report is quite remarkably complete in its appraisal of Mr. Eisenhower's condition. On virtually every significant count, they find him progressing toward a solid recovery. More important, they find that the weeks of reasonably hard work which were to be the supreme test have taken no toll of his heart or his system generally. They pronounce that in their judge- ment he is fit to live not simply an active life but the kind of strenuous existence a-presidence endures, for the next five to ten years. Should he run and win a second term, his tenure would last just five years more. But, as Mr. Eisenhower has indicated earlier, in the end it is not what the doctors say he may do but what he himself feels he can do that is vital. He knows there is risk involved in his continuing. There would be risk in any event in a man 65 bearing the presidential load. He is not likely to imagine it will be lessened by the experience he had on Sept. 24, 1955. His concern is not how long he can live for himself, but whether he can live out the term of another contract with the American people. At one slage in his "out loud" thinking on this matter, he voiced the wish that the people could show him where • his duty truly lies. No one can really know whether they are wrong or right, but they have tried to speak plainly on this point in the intervening days. Public opinion polls show that more than 6 per cent of the American people think he should run and only 25 per cent do not. About the same percentage indicate they are satisfied with his conduct of the government. These are signs the President must weigh in the days ahead, as he thinks about how he feels, and whether a man who feels as he does should take on so great a task again. He must also measure the condition of the troubled world, and of his own country. And he must try to guess not i only how he may be bear up under a second term, but how the nation and the Wpjld will be affected, first, if he does run,and win, and second, if he does not. He must think, too, of the Republican piirt.v he has tried to lead so earnestly into «n enlighted course. The notion waits calmy but with deep concern for Dwlfht Eisenhower to de- cid«. The American people who so clearly mpect «nd admire him as a man and v M « prwident offer him their warm sy- Weather There has been universal agreement on two things about the weather: Everybody talks about it and nobody does anything about it. We are not so conscious of a third fact^people are always forgetting what it was like in seasons that have passed. "I can't remember a winter that was so . consistently cold as the one we are having now." "This is the hottest summer in my memory." "I have never known it to be so dry." "I have never seen the leaves as colorful aa this." "It's the latest spring we have ever had." Statements like these you can hear in just about any year, regardless of what weather Bureau records may prove or disprove. Perhaps it is true just about everywhere. Nothing can be done about this either. — Ashevllle (N.C.) Citizen. SO THEY SAY There is nothing more dangerous than neutralism. We (Europeans) must take the offensive. We need a living democracy which knows what freedom really is and Is ready to sacrifice for it. —Konrad Adenauer, West German chancellor * * # It's far better for Mamie to have a live husband than for America to have a dead president. —Comedian Eddie Cantor, a heart attack victim, on whether President Elsenhower should run again. * # # Let the record show that my Intent (In revealing a campaign contribution) was to preserve the freedom for the men and women who labor here . . . that their minds may be un- foggcd by the mirages of campaign contributions. -Sen. Francis Cnse (R., 3.D.), on alleged attempt to buy his vote for the controversial natural gas bill. Preaging Another Olympic Victory? • SIS^MPsWJpy^^^^'s'ftVi'WVR'' X tAVSir?'i;Jir\^pt}r.^;«'<,*gjS» jr.J-!'Vi.l ,.jtm.»jji»M The juke box, great American innovation, ]£ a gaudily lighted cabniet affair which chews up nickels, dimes and quarters and spite out soapy tunes on unappreciative ears. It fogs the air in almost any restaurant, bar or club with mushy melodies so monotonous and lyrics "so completely asinine that a sincere music fan is forced to lock himself in the living room with his home-built Hi-Fi set. The selection of medolies which net millions for tinpan alleycats are so devoid of rhyme or reason that one wonders if there is an ounce of artistic originality remaining in the 20th century. We sit today, and have In yesteryear, in circles with tne moderns ana "we are forced to conclude that the very music they decry as "square" or "long-hair" is the only music worthy of the attention of a sound mind and a healthy ear. We are speaking, if you'll pardon us eggheads, of authentic folk music, authentic folk music, American jazz, and the classics. We have avoided arguments for fear some cat, someday, will come up with a convincing definition of such vituperative tags as "square, arty boy, hayseed, drip, etc." But fear no more. The words are meaningless prattle of neurotic minds. Nonetheless, we want our songs to say something to us, either in music or lyrics, or both. We do not care to hear something like "I'll Live Til I Die," which we are relatively sure of in the first place and need not further be convinced. Then, there's the guy who moans loudly about someone making someone eke cry and "Ain't That a Shame!" — which it certainly is. Another hefty lick, and the singer would no longer be in misery. "Only You," says a molly-coddling crooner can make "my heart stand still." A .45-caliber revolver with the barrel turned inWard would perhaps be more effective. Another tune comments on doing the town on New Year's Eve, destroying such property as football goal posts, and then sitting in eternal embrace remembering these inanities. There are certain youthful stupidities most of us would like to forget. The repertoire of pointless lyrics and maudlin tunes is as endless as the shallow minds they impress. The commercialists are slanting their product today directly for the immature minds with -teen tunes like "Dungaree Doll," "Crew Cut," and a dangerously laudatory piece about "The Terror of Highway 201." We have listened to them all with a dutiful ear and we are thankful that occasionally we hear such authentic Americans as Henry Belli- fonte or our own native son. Burl Ives, who at least make an attempt to sidestep the commercial channels of tin-pan alley. This brings us, also to praise modern proponents of ture jazz who are attempting to be strictly instrumental, withholding their trust in the writers of commercial lyric who have stumbled several notches below the Writers of television commercials. Although recent arrangements have entered the realm of the "mucis for musicians," the performers' skill as instrumentalists may scon reach the point of widespread public apreciation. Unfortunately, we must concede that the Nashville hillbillies have more accurately reflected the public mind in their simple rhymes. The hill tunes range from biter to sad to rhythmical and gay, and their lyrics at least tell a story, albeit simple though it may be. Perhaps the hit-parading "16-Tons" (its author pistol whipped his wife) and the increasing popularity of such personalities as Tennessee Ernie, Eddie Arnold, and the growth of folk-dancing groups in sophisticated circles is indicative of a trend. Artistically, perhaps, we should Jook into our heads and look into our hearts, as they really are in their nat- are foreign to our real lives, misleading and dan- Ural habitat. The elements of most popular songs gerous to the intellect. — Matoon (111.) Journal Gazette. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column — Spending of Major Labor Political J- cj j J " ' Organizations Charted by AIM WASHINGTON — (SEA) — Ten major union labor political action organizations spent a total of ,$2,spent nationally, the rest locally. American Federation of Labor's League for Political Education was second with expenditures of $510,$96,000 was spent Workers CIO-PAC 000, of which nationally. United Auto spent an additional $275,000 in 33 states and United Steelworkers spent $186,000 in 37 states. Of the independents, Railway Brotherhoods .spent $90,000 on political activity in 30 states and Machinists' Union spent $48,000 in 34 states. New York CIO-PAC, larg' est and most powerful of state committees, spent $62,000. Association for Industrial Mobilization makes this report. It indicates what the scope of union political action will be in the 1956 election. The association is a new organization. Its aim is to act as a counterpart to the research staff of union political action committees and report on their work. Pounder, head and at present the complete staff of AIM—as it's to be called for short—is James M. Brewbaker, 40, a Virginia lawyer. For the past 12 years he has been lobbyist for National Assn. of Manufacturers. Having seen a dozen or more of the business world's best friends in Congress defeated by labor union opposition, Brewbaker decided last November to set up a service organization to offset this trend. He nlakes clear that he is not trying to found another Liberty League. He has no contribution from N.A.M. or anybody else to get going. Solicitation of clients began Feb. 1, and so far he says he has 18 subscribers. They are paying him from $100 to $1,000 a year for the information on where labor union political action money goes and what effects it has. The voting records of public officials receiving union support will be examined to . see if they are influenced by labor policies. Brewbaker is frank enough to doubt if his own fledgling political action outfit can have much effect on this year's election. But putting his information Into the hands of existing state and local trade and professional organizations may enable them to take action on their wn. He hit his first~target when Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz) asked for and read into the Congressional Record during the natural gas bate, an AIM report that CIO- PAC and UAW-PAC together spent $93,500 to help elect 10 Democratic senators In 1954. While Qoldwater did not read their : names into the Record, the AIM report shows them to be: Douglas (HI) $12,500;-Barkley (Ky> $10.000; McNamnra (Mich) $10,000; •Humphrey (Minn) $10,000; .Murray (Mont) $15,500; Anderson (N. Mex") $5,000; Neuberger (Ore) $8,000; Kefauver (Tenn) $10,000; Neely ) $7,500; O'Mahoney (Wyo) o f (W. Va.) $7,500; O'Mahoney-(Wyo) $5,000. Another AIM report, on the House of Representatives fehows that 'labor union political action groups made financial contributions to 195 candidates in 24 states in 1954. Of this number, 92 were elected to Congress and 103 were defeated. The big complaint of most congressional candidates defeated by labor-union-supported opponents, says Brewbaker, is that business organizations whpse interests they support don't give them comparable financial backing. If the friends of business are to be kept in Congress, he says, they will have to receive such, support in the future. the Doctor Says By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D Written for NBA Service "What is the cause and cure lumbago," writes W. A., "the b£ down next to the pelvic bones ge so sore it is misery to stand ( sit down and the pain is aggri vated by stooping or lifting." Lumbago is an old name use for a backache in the lower p or lumbar region. As a matter fact, it is not a particular diseas and must be considered in conne< tion with backache in general. TV principal problem in all kinds ( backache is to find the cause bi cause without this logical treatmen is impossible. Unfortunately,, there are a enormous number of possib] causes from backache includin lumbago. Some are the results o various forms of arthritis. In som the cause of th" backache lie within the abdomen rather tha the back itself. Backache is a coir mon symptom also of some of th acute fevers, particularly smal pox. It is common during preg nancy and not infrequently result from poor posture. Bone diseases such as tubercu losis or tumors may produce back ache. Fractures in or near th backbone are also responsible a times. Kidney stones, a misplaced utjrus or womb, injury, nerve dis eases, and even disturbances o the glands of internal secretion have all been incriminated. One o the most important is a slipped disc or cartilage lying between the vertebrae. There are a great many other possibilities which have to be considered in anyone who complains of severe and long-lasting- backache. Therefore, a careful history of what has happened, including when the symptoms began and what makes them worse must be obtained from each patient. Efforts must be made to carry out a thorough physical examination not only of the back itself but of other parts of the body. Laboratory tests .Including exam' Inatlons of the blood and urine are desirable. Even If all of these tests are made, U>e cnuse of the backache mny not be discovered. If It is, however, theri the treatment Is aimed so far as possible at the underlying cause whatever It may be. When the difficulty Is found to be In the back Itself, a number of possible ways of treatment are Braces or specially designed co sets or supports are common used. Physical therapy such as th application of heat or electr treatments may be helpful. Ma sage or manipulation is valuab in some cases but can be serious harmful if the backache is the suit of such diseases as tubercul sis of the bone. Some physicians advocate inje tions for a certain kind of bac ache. In case of a slipped or rupture disc operation may be needed. Pain in the back is one of th most difficult symptoms on whic to base a correct diagnosis (whic of course includes X-ray studies But by properly selected trea ment, most patients with ache eventually recover. bac! • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Holdup Play Gett Discards By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NFA Service How would you play if you wen West in today's hand? You lead thi jack of diamonds, naturall; enough, since your partner has bi< ;hat suit. Dummy plays low, am your jack of diamonds wins the irst trick. Would you dream that declarer has a singleton diamond? When the hand was Jlayed, it didn't occur actually to Wes hat. anything unusual had taken LITTLt .Sometimes when o-mon gives up fhe horses lo get morried he winds up wilh another nog. (NCA« place on that first trick. He continued at the second trick with the ten of diamonds, exactly as South had hoped. Now declarer took the ace ol diamonds in the dummy, discarding the ace'of hearts from his own hand. This allowed South to cash the king and queen of hearts, discard- NORTH • 2d VKQ973 ' « AQ6 49643 WEST EAST (D) *Q74 A A » 10864 VJ52 » J 10 5 » K 9 8 7 3 2 4.J82 #KQ10 SOUTH *KJ 10 98532 V A »* + A75 East-West vul. East South West North 1 » 44 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 J ng low clubs from his hand. Then he could afford to give up two trump tricks, making his game contract. , Try making the hand if dummy wins the first trick with the ace of diamonds. You 'have to lose two rumps and two clubs, which is one :rlck too many. sHOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Tl understudy who replaced the st always became a star in tho wartime backstage filmusicals fe turlng Ruby K e e 1 e r, Elean Powell, Ann Miller and Betty Gr ble. It happened so often the publ finally screamed: - "Quit the Kidding and five realism." So now it's realism on the scree But behind the screen in Holl wood today is the darndest stor you ever heard of an understud becoming a star. Script writers had nothing to t with It. -It really—happened to impls red-haired .Shirley MacLaine. once but twice. You've »e«i Shirley of the dim pled cheeks, turned up nose an 'elfin nature with Dean Martin an Jerry Lewis in "Artists and Mo els." You've seen her on TV TV's V(WT. "Shower of Stars." And you'll t seeing her again as the star Alfred Hitchcock's "The Troub With Harry," and in Mike Todd "Around the World in 80 days." Shirley, who mugs like Jerr Lewis, was a specialty dancer an Carol Haney's understudy in th Broadway hit, "Pajama Game." Movie producer Hal Wallis cam to see the show, and Carol, on il third night. But it was the ngih Carol broke her ankle and Shirl MacLaine went on instead. That's when it happened—fo real. Wallis signed Shirley, the under study, to a movie contract. -Shirley wasn't Betty arable's un derstudy, but Betty's illness wo Shirley another break. This time was for a big TV show, Shower o Stars. .. At the last minute Betty can celled out. .. Once again Shirley MacLaine re placed a star. A broken ankle on Broadway ani the illness of a movie star in Holly wood—background for movie ani TV stardom. Dancer, singer, actress Shirle; MacLaine of Richmond, Va., is 2 and a pixie. While working with Anita Ekberg, Dorothy Ma'lone anc Eva Gabor in "Artists and Mod els," she quipped about herself: "They make me feel like John Wayne." She's the daughter of Ira 0 Beaty, a former musician anc band leader, and the former Kath lyn MacLean, who once acted and taught dramatics at Maryland Col lege. At three, Shirley was taking bal let lessons. In high school she was a cheerleader .In 1950 she was an Unknown in New York, eating 10 cent meals at -the automats while hoofing 1 and singing in the chorus of several shows, including "Okla hbma!" "Kiss Me Kate" and "Me and Juliet." Then came "Pajama Game"— and Carol Haney'e broken ankle. While In the show Shirley met Steve Parker, a young New York actor-director who became her manager and then her husband. They were married in 1954 Now they live at Malibu Beach, where Steve -is founding a little theater while Shirley cavorts in the movies and on TV. Until now you've seen , Shirley clowning it up in the spng-and dance department. But in "The Trouble With Harry," she plays a straight dramatic role of a young doll suspected of poisoning her husband. When Shirley first arrived in Hollywood, she was advised to diet. But she exercised and massaged instead. Without 'actually losing weight, she says she reduced herself from size 14 to size 9. As Shirley explains it: "I just rearranged the muscles." said that it may sometimes be necessary for the U. S. to stand on the brink of war to find out whether or not the Communists are standing on a bluff.—Jackson (Miss.) State Times. Producer Happy With Film in Spain By BOB THOMAS Hollywood W) — The benefits of using Spain as a location for movie epics are hailed by Robert Rossen, triple-threat film creator back in Hollywood after a lengthy absence. Last year writer - director - pro- __ ducer RossrfiTwhose "All The King's Men" was named the best picture by the Academy in 1949, filmed "Alexander The Great" in Spain. It was the first bis product^on made there, and Rossen reports the experience turned out well. Difficulties 'Of course we encountered difficulties," he remarked. "The Spanish are not up on modern , methods. They still I'arm the land the way they did 2,000 years ago. They have a film -industry that makes 50 or 60 films a year, but their equipment Is pretty much out of date. "But the Spanish technicians are eager to learn. I brought in top craftsmen to head the departments, and the results were slow but thorough. I found the Spaniards to be very friendly and eager to please. The government did everything to help, even lending army troops for battle scenes. S3 Million "The picture cost a little over ;hree million dollars to make. The same production would have run six million in Hollywood." But the cost wasn't the only factor in his selection of Spain. "I think a lot of big pictures ,il because the extras are not convincing," he explained. " 'Alexander The Great' takes place in •reece, Persia and "India, How could you find enough extras in lollywood that would be convinc- ng? I think too many Hollywood films fail because there is too big a gap between the believability of ,he leading actors and the atmosphere people. I have always relt that way. When I did "The Brave Bulls,' I vent to Mexico, because the story ould be filmed nowhere else. 'All "he King's Men 1 ' needed a real \mericnn town, so I went to one— Stockton, Calif. I don't think It vduld have been half as effective f I had shot it all in Hollywood.", In Blytheville 75 Years Ago Organization of a Blytheville unior Chamber of Commerce to e affiliated with the United States hambe. of Commerce and the rkansas group, today awaited re- orts by the nominating and con- ;itutional committees to be pre- ented next Monday night. More .nan 40 young men met last night T the initial meeting. John C. McHaney today authored the Courier News to announ- e his candidacy for re-relection to office of alderman of Ward 2 t the municipal election April l. Mrs. H. H. Houchins and Mrs. IL. O. Usrey spent yesterday in iemphis. Works Up b Pay Out SEATTLE (jP) — James E. Fla- tty's first job with the Seattle ansit system was a streetcar mo- ring about the reward of work- g up in the pr-gaTIization. He got $22 a week as a motorman. s the new chairman of the Seattle ransit Commission, the communi- eekly publisher serves without salary. Noted Names Answer to Today's Puzzle ACROSS 3 Wading bird SEssayistlamb 8 Observe 12 Object of Communist Nest Egg Fails GEARY, Okla. ffl — A flock of 40 :uineas on the R. O. Stegall farm leclded to lay eggs .In a community est in a patch of weeds. They soon ad a circle of about 100 eggs. Three^ of the hens took over the ob of hatching the eggs. The big rouble was that disagreements de- eloped cach'day. The miffed hens vould shift about, leave and then ome back. ..'.."• „ They seldom covered the eggs '1th their bodies at any one time. (;fore the incubation 'period was vcr, all' of the- eggs had been hilled t time < or two. None tehed, ' ••','::•'• 7 Moslem priest 8 More capable 9 Most unkempt 10 Comfort 31 Disorder 33 Rope ingredient 35 Instant 25 Accomplisher 40 Cylindrical 28 Work measure 43 Minces 28 Laid baked ' 45 Sound clay 46 First man WE HEAR tht AgrkUltUre De- artment li .planning a book en- tlcd "Farming for profit". What finer has time to fead fiction?— Impel Hill (N, 0.) Weekly. It Growing out ^ m 19 Comes forth ?»r™u*i.H-_ 21 Persian prince % „",!* letlerl 23 Tatter 24 Humorist, Oorge—— 27 Etiquette, Emily — 29 Thailand 32 Girdle 34 Hinder 36 Flight '37 Deprivations 38 Love god 39 Stalk 41 Tons (ah.) 42' Anthony Wayne « British statesman, Anthony — 4« Studio 4> Scandinavian 53 Speck 54 Productions SflExlit 57 Italian town St French eolni 39 Daman • (0 Soothtaytr 61 Rim' DOWN 1 Mature JNOTMfOtf 30 Arabian gulf 47 Sacred Hebrew writings 48 Gaelic 50 CroH 51 Cozy 52 Essential being 55 Air (comb, form)

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