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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher KARRY A. HAINES. AwisUnt Publisher A. A. FREDRICK80N, Witor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising M«ni««r _ . — — '— Bolt Nation*! Advertising Re P rr f ent * li "* (: rnit Wallace Witm.r Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit. AtlanU, Memphis. Entered »s .econd class matter »t the P«£ offlct »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under, act of con gnu. October ». IM7. BLYTHEVTLT. E (ARK.T COURIER KEWS MONDAY, APRIL 6, 199t Member of The Associated Pre* — SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BY carrier in the city of Blytheville or any .uburban town where carrier iervic. 1< maln- ^m'Wrt radius of 50 mile., .5.00 per «»r»250 lor six months, il.J5 (or three months, Wmaii outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 ptr year payable in advance. Meditations And the eyes of them that .« »h«H ~>* •* 41m, and the Mr. of them ihat h«r rtiall hearken. — iMih '*•'• • » • Faith i« to believe on the word of God, what •m do not see, and its reward Is to .« and enjoy what we bellevt. - St. Augustine. Barbs The earth it htvinj it* face changed in some places — but it isn't very uplifting. * + * A wedding cake of «. Chicago couple wa» in tht thap* of * »hiP- " dldn ' 1 tak " ""P 41 "" **""" Ions to rink H. * * * With better driving weather coming, it's almost time for the counties to clos« up the regular roads ind open the detoun. * * * An Oklahoma policeman 1« lookltif for hit h.ndcuffi. H« wanU the man wh« eicaped with them MI. * * * Young people alwuys «em to b« se sillj until you cense to be ont of them. Forecast of Immortality Wondrous and Frightening Writing: in Look magazine, William L. Laurence, science reporter of t li e New York Times, says science is on the threshold of new discoveries that may make it possible for human beings virtually to live forever. Now, this seemingly fantastic forecast can't be dismissed lightly, for Laurence is not a science-fiction writer. He is a respected specialist who in 1940 successfully predicted the coming atomic age and was singled out by the V-'.S. as the one writer to tell the people the. official story of the atomic bomb. He saw the bomb fall on Nagasaki. He says science has learned that the chemical organizer which in the early or embryonic stage of all life differentiates celles into the various organs and tissues never really leaves the living creature at all. It remains on hand, he says, and does important "repair jobs" throughout life, healing wounds and in spectacular cases, like the tadpole, regenerating lost limbs. One scientist found lit could grow new heads into the tails of adult salamanders by transplanting bits of so-called connective tissue, an unspecialized material. The experimenters have concluded that these regenerative powers remain in all living things, including human be- iivrs. and that, (riven proper condition, they can rebuild entire new organisms from the enbryonic phase. What they don't know yt-t if Ihe exact nature of the chemical organizer, nor the conditions it needs to perform on the grand scalo the work it r' ; rl ori |r inal- ly in building the, living body. Rut Laurence seems to hplievb the answers will be found. At best this nvomised immortality won't be a true fountain of youth, though, for your nresent body would a (re and die jnst as it does now. You would be reborn from regenerative cells removed from your bodv before the ny- ing process had gone too far, and would go through babyhood again to become a nexact physical copy of your original self. You would have no memory of your former existence. Laurence says even we living today can take advantage of this prospect, but we cannot know when in history we would return, since it depends on science. All we can do is have someone slice off a piece of our scar tissue from any wound, at the moment that tissue starts forming. Gor it contains the vital rebuilding chemicals. The tissue could be placed in a jar of preserving fluids and kept indefinitely, even for centuries if necessary. The prospect is at once staggeringly wonderful and thoroughly freightening. Wt won't try to suggest what population difficulties would ensue, nor what would happen to the world's economic arfd political structure. We are intrigued by some of the more personal problems. First, somebody would have to take charge of the vital jars holding the seeds of many future lives. Control of t h i n department would bring matchless power. Bureaucratic decisions or clerical errors could delay your re-appearance on the scene for decades, or maybe altogether. You would hardly be in a position to sue. Suppose the label came off your Jar. You might spend a new lifetime trying to find out who you were before. One can imagine » TV panel called: "What Was My Former Line?" If you did make the grade and come back, you'd be denied the joys of old- style family life. How could you celebrate Mother's Day? By putting some flowers in your old jar? The government would probably become the world's biggest baby-sitter. Who would foot the bill for storage of the jar over the years? It would seem unfair to saddle an unsuspecting infant with such a debt. He'll have to pay rent soon enough. If you insisted on keeping your old name, you might get into a lot of trouble with future Congresses trying to im- ravevl who said'what subversive thing when. A real egotist or some genius (by great demand) might set up several jars to reproduce himself many times in a new generation. One can conceive of half a dozen Einsteins delving into nature's mysteries and perhaps comijig up with different notions. Or a whole bench ful of Chiirciulls in Commons. • Clearly, Mr. Laurence has awakened us to vast possibilities. Views of Others Mr. Penney's Crusade Because hU ideas are so simple and obvious, the significance of the campaign being conducted by J. C. Penney as board chairman of the National Council for Community Improvement might easily escape the attention its out to receive. What he is preaching is not a new doctrine at all. He is striving for a preservation of the traditional concepts of American government, with accent on the Individual, on free enterprise, on the evils of paternalism and on the fallacy of unrestrained federal spending. As he goes from city to city, his presentation ol those basic concepts — important as they arc — is not the domination feature of his campaign. After all, those same great fundamentals are given emphasis time and again by other thinking people. The grKaVcontribution that Mr. Penney is making, as we. see it. Is calling attention to a specific program through which the preservation of the American concepts can be given strong assistance. He is urging all citizens to awaken themselves to a feeling of responsibility toward stopping the existing trend to federal paternalism. He wants individuals everywhere to start using their personal influence on other individuals, on groups, on communities, on Congress, to get the trend reversed — so that once again the government will be the servant of the people and not the people the servant of the government. The national council which Mr. Penney heads offers to lend any assistance and encouragement it con provide. But primarily, the movement must have a grass roots beginning. —New Orleans States. We Could Use It Legislation giving control of Udehmd.s oil to the const a 1 stiite.s is expected to be followed by proposals for the transfer of federal hinds, forests and otlier resources to the control of states where these possessions are situated. Wo . are sure that the Kentucky delegation in Congress i sfully alert to the fact that the federal government has a good portion of the world's gold supply cached over at Fort Knox. —Lexington (Ky. t Herald. SO THEY SAY I'm no mad at anyone. 1 just trusted In the Lord. 1 feel fine. I did my work every day and just trusted In the Lord. I knew it would all work out. — Edward Oscar. 65, released from Missouri Stale Penitentiary alter being falsely sentenced as attacker of 16-year-old girl. * * * It was my experience the Russians broke every agreement they made. — Former President Harry S. Truman. * . * * Marxist idca.s have found wide acceptance among many well-intentioned but unwitting church leaders. - Dr. James W. 'Fifield, Jr., pastor world's largest Congregational church, advocating congressional Investigation ol Communists In churches. * * * I have of my own personal knowledge no confirmation - it has created no difficulties for me. — NATO commander Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, on rumors (hat some. European NATO officers ar« dissatisfied with his command. The Great Wall the Red Chinese Built Peter fdson's Washington Co/urn Ike Is Now Showing Congress . That He Is the Man to Follow WASHINGTON —CNEA1— Paul Hoffman, one or the original Elsen- howcr-for-Prcsident backers, re- cenl'v told the President in the course of a White House call that if the elec- Mons were being held now instead of last Novein- )er, he—Eisenhower—would be elected by a bigger major ity than he g o t i'elcr EdsoD months ago. A Rood many close observers of the Washington scene would probably bear out this observation. There was considerable early fumbling in Hie relations between the White House and Capitol Hill. The liaison between the President and Congress mav still lack something, even after 10 weeks of trying. But if there hits been any uncertainty about what kind of a President Dwight D. Eisenhower would make, it was largely removed by his most recent press conference. In this performance the President seemed more sure of himself. He wasn't afrnid to step into dangerous political mine fields. He expressed firm opinions and he stated definite policies. In short, Dwight Eisenhower was himself. And as some of his most ardent supporters and admirers have told him repeatedly, all he has to do to be a success as President is to Ije himself. It is only necessary to review the highlights of the President's last two press conference statements to see how he has emerged as the leader of the Republican Party and of the entire government. Rising above partisan politics, he has snid that he was trying to be the President of all the people. One of the more significant points in this connection Is the President's philosophy on the choice of his subordinates. The President declares firmly that he is the one who makes the final judgment on his top appointees. He takes full responsibility. ,, He wants middle-of-the-road men. Having picked such men. he will stick by them. He has indicated this In backing up the appointment of Charles E. Bohlen as ambassador to Russia. The President says he will support the Civil Service. While not ducking any responsi- indicates that he is relying heavily on commissions and special study groups to do spade - work for him—to get the facts on which he must base his decisions. Federal and state government relationships, international economic policy and civil defense are among the subjects now undergoing such study. It was generally conceded before the election that as President, General Eisenhower would be on top of the national defense situation. He has fully justified this belief. This Is revealed in his press conference statements that—much as he wants economy in government—he does not want any reduction in total U.S. military strength. He thinks civil defense should be largely a local government responsibility. He calks the Korean fighting a war—not a police action. The morning after UN forces were forced off Old Baldy mountain in Korea, the President had personally checked to make sure the loss was not caused by ammunition shortage. In International affairs, the President says frankly he sees no pattern in incidents since the death of Stalin. He has had no direct overtures for a peaceful settlement of differences, but he would welcome them if they came. He would meet Russia half way. While it was at first feared that the President was kowtowing too much to congressional opinion, in the past few weeks he has not. hesitated to differ with any or all extremists in Congress, He opposed Senator Knowland's plea that Russia be declared an aggressor. The President wanted i to avoid any provocative act. I He declared that Senator Brlck- er's proposal to limit treaty-making powers would handicap the President's conduct of foreign policy. He expressed distaste for the attacks on Mr. Bohlen by Senators McCarran and McCarthy. He said the investigation of churches proposed by Representative Velde would do no good. He has opposed Representative Reed's popular plan to cut taxes before the budget is balanced. If any .taxes are reduced, the Presi- i dent wants others to provide, equi- j valent revenue. j For all extremists in Congress— I liberals or conservatives—this new I presidential leadership poses a real j challenge. It is to get on the bandwagon, or be left behind. the Doctor Says- By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written for NBA Service Every physician is familiar with heartedly recommended, and patients who have indigestion, which should aid a great many in headaches, or other ailments re- the better solution of problems suiting from strains or conflicts .vhich they may have with their with other peotilc. The complaints elderly parents and themselves, are real enough, but are the re- Considers All Problems suit primarily of nervous and emo- This book (by Edith M. Stern tional factors rather than purely and Mabel Ross, M. D.. "You and physical causes - psychosomatic Your Aging Parents/' published medicine Is the branch under by A. A. Wyn, Inc., New York) which such conditions are now considers in detail such problems studied as whether parents and their ' Among dilllcult relationships of Brown children should live togeth r, r nnoi-t i,,hnl. nannens wner fre- par- human life are those which quently exist between aging cuts nnd their middle-aged children. With the remarkable extension of life which, has occurred during this century, many more people are living longer, with the result that more and more elderly people are faced with the problem of getting alons with their grown children and the other way around. The problems in the relationship of Riou-n people of different generations in the same family are complicated nnd are not easy to solve The rewards, however, of a successful and happy relationship between elderly parents and grown children are considerable, and the penalty for failure to develop them is olten reflected in the health and happiness of the members of both generations. The responsibility for working out (he living conditions nnd many other details usually rests principally with the younger generation; Ihouuh elderly people, likewise, If their health nnd mental condition warrants, should take some responsibility In this direction. Because this problem is so Important, and because It cannot be discussed In the detail which It deserves In brief form, I wns particularly delighted lo find n book on this subject which can be whole- er or apart, what happens when one parent is left alone by death of the other, how to view remarriage of a parent, and attitudes to take and things to do when illness comes to one of the older generation. This book should prove of inestimable value to those who carry the responsibility for aging parents. It miw assist physicians not only in the care of elderly persons, but also in avoiding some of these so- called psychosomatic disorders referred to at the beginning of this column. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Good Play Needed To Win This Hand By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service In lodny's hand Soulli's jump response of two no-trump shows a hand with balanced distribution, stoppers In each of the unbld 'lilts, and a count of 13 to 15 points, in this case. South has 14 points, with the correct balanced distribution, but. with sure stoppers In only the blnrk suits. Soulh's holdms In heart*, al- though not a sure stopper, is long enough and strong enough to justify the response of two no-trump. A player cannot always have the "book" requirement for a bid, and a moderate amount of "stretching" is reasonable enough. Declarer must play the hand properly to make his game contract against the normal opening lead of the six of hearts. The correct play is to put up dummy's ace of nearB at the first trick. Declarer can then knock out the ace of diamonds without fear. If East has kept the king of hearts, he will have to win the second round of that suit and then surrender the NORTH (D) * A Jt V A S » KQ873 WEST * 942 V Q .1 8 6 3 « A2 4854 Norlk 1 » 3N.T SOUTH *KQ8 V 1094 ? » J 106 * AK J North-South vu Eut South Past 2 N.T Pass Pas* CAST *I065J VK.7 * 954 410932 Opening lead..—V S We* Pass Past the lead back to declarer. If East has dropped his king of hearts under dummy's ace. West will be able to take two heart tricks and the ace of diamonds, but then South's ten of hearts will provide him with second stopper. South loses his contract if he makes the mistake of playing a low heart from dummy at the first trick East would win with the king of hearts and return the suit, thus establishing the rest of West's suit West would get In with the ace of diamonds In time to defeat the contract with Ihe refit of his hearts. South should spot the correct E rsAine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screen: Hollywood's mad scramble to change the shape and sound of movies In its struggle against television competition has taken on th« plot .wists of » radio toap opera with a theme song titled: Polish Up the Round House Doors. Nellie, Movies A r e n't Square Anymore." What's going to happen tomorrow? Will Mr. Exhibitor marry Cinerama or 3-D or will h« leave both of them waiting at the church while he elopes with Cinema- Scope? Even Hollywood can't answer [he questions. And '• Mr. Exhibi- :or is confused. Confused? yipe! He doesn't know whether he should install a kidney- shaped screen in his theater, or buy 3.000,000 Polaroid glasses, or trade his sound horns for eight bugles, a clarinet and a midget, or put a "Closed Until Hollywood Regains Its Sanity" sign on his marquee. Movies for early spring, summer and fall release are in assorted shapes and size — three- dimensional movies, wide - screen movies and already completed "flat" films due to be given depth and wide-screen effect via special projection lenses being dreamed up by MOM and at Paramount. Better stories, too? Sorry, Hollywood's too busy with its technical revolution . One Last Try What will tomorrow bring? Don't ask me. Ma be triangle-shaped movies vir.ved through cellophane popcorn " --.s and 6D movies for people ' i two heads. Tele- -n stole Hollywood's audience. .''.?'! now Hollywood is out to lure biclt the cash customers /ia soinc'-hing colossal. As one industry brass - hat summed it up for me: 'Even our good movies failed to make money. Now we're trying gimmicks. If the gimmicks don't work, we're dead." Hmmmm! How about movie screens in the shape of Marilyn Monroe? she added In small type, "I do." < But she doesn't. ' How-to-get-rich note: A $1000 ': investment in the 3-D movie. '• "Bwana Devil," just brought * Hollywoodsman a check for $6000, , with more to come! i Three little Indian boys in blu» 'j. - "» Jeans and plaid shirts were watch- r 7 ing filming of "War Paint" at Death Valley when a Hollywood extra, in make-up and full-feather- ; ed Indian Hress, stepped out of a | station wagon. "Gee," said one of the Indian boys, "Look at the INDIAN." : MOM and Pox, are bidding for : "African Fury," a big-game-hunt- ; ing movie filmed in color by George Michael. ... Liz Taylor and Michael' Wilding are still lailghing over the false radio report that they are expecting the storm for the second time. Shelley Winters on the changes wrought by mamahood: I'm not so frenetic about my career now. My husband and my baby mean everything to me and I plan to have more babies. There are other things in life beside acting and I'm just finding it out." Roz Russell's comedy, "Never Wave at a WAC," is being billed ; in Spain as: "To the Army— , With Chauffeur and Maid." In l .\ ^ France: "Do Not Kiss the WACs." Producer Robert Fellows hired an Eskimo to build an igloo village for "Island In the Sky." after be- •. ing assured it would be authentic t down to the last detail. The Eskimo arrived at the Truckee, Calif., snow-fields location site and went to work—cutting ice blockj with an electric saw! John Barrymore, Jr., and his sister. Dee Dee, are raising eyebrows with their quarrels. They live in the same Hollywood apartment house. . . . Fernando Lamas is having the last laugh, now that MGM has renewed his contract and upped his salary, at prophets who predicted that he was through n Hollywood after his tiff with. Lana Turner. . . . Giro's orchestra leader, Dick Stabile, deserves a lion's share of the credit for bringing Dean Martin and his wife together. Preview Flash: Paramount'B War of the Worlds" tops all of Hollywood's science - fiction thrillers in terror and suspense. It's a nightmare in Technicolor. One of my spies reports he's found the answer to why there are no embarrassing moments when Arlene Dahl wears those low-cut gowns. Just before Arlene was to do a bending-over scene In "The Diamond Queen," my spy whispered, a roll of Scotch tape was delivered to her dressing room! No Hope Now Marilyn Maxwell, a tremendous hit In her Las Vegas night-club debut, cracked to her opening- night audience:: "I usually work with Bob Hope but who needs Hope after this reception?" Then play because the heart suit IF no threat unless West has five of them. In that case, East must have only two hearts, including an honor (since otherwise West would have held three honors and would have led an honor instead of a low heart). In short South should suspect the actual holding. POME In Which A Word Ol Caution Is Uttered With Regard To Association With A Well Known Davice: Folks who play with slot machines Are living far beyond their means.—Atlanta Journal. IT'S ALWAYS NICE to have th« youngsters around to give a hand with the dishes. One can wash, one can dry and another can pick up the pieces. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. 15 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mr and Mrs. «. M. McCall «r« making plans for remodeling their ,. , residence at 1037 West Ash Street. "J Jf They will completely remodel the house into a story and a half American cottage. Mrs. S. S. Sternberg ot Blytheville was elected president of the Forrest City District of Women's Clubs at the morning session held here today. Sidney Platt of Chicago attended to business In Blytheville today. Arch Nearbrile wonders if It might not be a help to three- dimensional movies if they could also tlnd a way ol increasing the brain dimensions of the people who write the stories. <=J HE* Divers Drinks HORIZONTAL 1 Popular Chinese drink 4 Popular VERTICAL I Water faucets 12 Wile 13 Religious book 14 Scent 15 Hole 16 Scientific meal planner 18 On« who foretells 20 Musical composition 21 Demented 22 Greek portico 4 portended 5 Goddess of discord 6 Urfa's old name 7 Decay 8 Chocolate drink g Scandinavian god 10 Burden 11 Italian river 17 Satiric 19 Destroyed 24 Ic* cream drink 25 Angered 26 Wilted 27 Unfeeling 28 Indigo 29 Simple 31 Classes 33 Darken 40 Drink made from apples 41 Intervening 42 Hastened 43 Group of threi 44 Air (prefix) 46 Love god 47 Give forth 48 Certain 38 Singing voicesSOCravat deity 27 Smoked pork 30 Spanish writer 32 One ol th« Creeds 34 Transferred legally 35 Pastry 36 Augment 37 Seines 39 Heraldic band 40 Grant 41 Mongrel dog 42 Step upward 45 Sewing tools 49 Plunderers 51 Australian ostrich 52 Ireland 53 Metal 94 Knight's title 55 Entranct 56 Essential being J7 Female Hint r [STIn

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