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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVIU.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER 19,1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAH, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlant*, Memphis. mtered as second class matter at the post- office it Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press • SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained, 36c per week. By mail. Within a radius of 50 miles, SS.OO per year. $2.50 (or six months. $1.25 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, S12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations I'M, »1I the people of the land shall bury thorn; a renown the day thai I .shall t» glorified, salth tlir Lord God.—EMklel 39:13. * * * When the soul has laid down Its faulu at Ihe feet of God^ it feels ES though it had wings.—Eugenia d> Ouerin. Barbs Even your friends will keep out of your way if you start tooting your own horn. * * * An Dllnois woman refused to speak fit a banquet because she had nothing to wear. I( only people would do that same thing when they have nothing to say. * * * When a person's weak side In their Insiite, It leads to overweight. » * * Lots of men's suits would fit a lot better If It weren't for sll the junk carried In the pockets. * * * Any period of change for the world may Ix okay, bit we prefer a period of folding money. * * * Fifty mall carriers took part In a parade In a western celebration, imagine walking along with nothin( to read. Confusion, Convulsions, Death After what we have heard of A- bombs and H-bbmbs, it is hard for the mind to conceive of any weapon of war that could possibly be more frightening. But judginp; from latest descriptions, a terribly potent new "nerve gas" shapes up ag exactly that. The fact that a "nerve yas" existed was revealed to the public some months ago. It was said to be far more deadly than any war gas ever produced. And now, for the first time officially, its effects are described in detail in a new Army-Air Force Field manual. To put it as mildly as possible, they are horrible, sickening reading. Nerve gas does what the name suggests: It acls on the central nervous system, leaving its victims with no control over body organs and muscles. It can paralyze, torment and kill—all in a very few minutes. Perhaps most frightening of all is the fact that the gas is colorless and usually has no odor. You might not know it had hit you until you were already helpless. Even the siigniest exposure will bring on initial symptoms—"a runny nose, tightness in the chest" and pronounced "dimness of vision" which lasts for one to three days. Where exposure is more severe, it is said, these are rapidly followed by "difficulty in breathing, excessive pivspira- tion, nausea, vomiting, abdominal pains, twitching, jerking and staggering . . . confusion, drowsiness, convulsions and death." Since the gas takes effect very swiftly, and might not be seen or smelled, defensive measures are limited. Soldiers exposed during battle can protect themselves some-what with gas masks, and drugs from their gas-protective kits. Provided they act with the proper speed, they at least have a fighting chance. Untrained civilians, however, would appear to have no chance at all. There seems to be some cause for hope that the weapon may never be used. The usage of lethal gas has been more or less banned in all recent wars under international law. And with rarely any exceptions, the ban has been strictly observed. Because this was true in the past, however, is no guarantee at all that it still would be true tomorrow. A nation launching a sneak attack, or trying to •ward off defeat, scarcely could be depended upon to feel itself bound by ethics. If such a weapon had to be made, it is surely consoling to know that the U. S. has made it first (or at least we hope that we have). For we thus have a good head start in working out utmost defensive measures. But it clearly is one "discovery" that the world could have done without. And the men who did the discovering, though they knew that it had to be done, can hardly be proud of their work. OF OTHERS Little Red Schoolhouse Going The "little red schoolhousp" Is on the way out, and the big shot modern educators attending the National Conference on Rural Education In Washington arc happy over the news. In 1048, It was reported, there were 75.000 one-room schools In the United suites. Now (here are only 48.000. And there will be [ewer and (ewer as school busses take more children to modern consolidated rural schools. The modern new school with Its many rooms and other facilities for aiding the purpose of education undoubtedly IK an Improvement over Ihe one-room schoolhouse, noslnlKle though many Americans may be at the departure of the latter (rom the American scene. Having one teacher for several classes, all In the sitme room, of course was not Ideal. But many teachers who hold forth In the modern new schools would do well to seek to emulate the quality of teaching that prevailed In the little red schoolhouse of yore. The little rcil schoolhousus hail no trills and bndgets at all, but they taught a lot of readln', writin' and 'rlthmctlc — the subjects In which an alarmingly large proportion of modern students are Ignorant. — Chultanooga News-Free Press. The Old Fireplace Home-loving Georgians, in these days of outside tensions and pressures, are returning to the ways of their fathers by coveting the dreiuny comforts of the old-fn.shloned fireplace in mod- ern-dny homes. Builders say It la rare when fireplaces are omitted from plans for homes of 1,500 square feet and upward. Often the home-owner will want two — one in the living room and one in den. Fireplaces are costly — $500 to $I,QOQ U of brick, and more if of stone — but owners are richly compensated when wintry winds howl under the eaves, and nil outdoors is bleak and desolate. The dividends come In spluttering IOR and •napping flame that lights n room with cheer, and fills It with pence. The fireside, with Its woodsy aroma and friendly warmth, Is » place for folksy Rnthcr- IIIKM and courtship and the sweet things of life. Food tasti'B better there, frtendw soi'in closer there. Much of our national spirit was kindled at the lnM\vlhslont's of our (ovehUhei's. H IB good that the benign influence of Ihe fireplace ia again becoming popular. — Atlanta Journal. Don't Be A Lender Every now and tlu-n we run across a court decision, which however jus I ifinble under the facts and the law, sort of frightens us. Take, for Instance.';, the recent decision of a California court that tilt 1 mvnn- nf nn automobile jack mu.sl pay one who borrowed it $100,0000 dnmagc.H because the jack .slipped and injured him, Apparently there was nottmiB wrong with the jack, nor did the owner have evil intentions. To arcomodntt 1 a fellow motorist, he lent him thfl jack to change » tire. The jtirk slipped, as Jacks will, even the best of them, we Mipjw.se, and the borrower was hurt. Of course, if thr owner had lent the borrower a detective jack, one that wius in the habit of slipping, without nt lea-si, calling his attention to the diiMKcr. \vc could .sec how the injured man illicit have most 1 claim to damages. But shouldn't n borrower take the same risk an owner (toes in the use of the borrowed item? Suppose, lor in.stimce, you lend a friend $5 to buy n baby n pair of MHU'.S ami. insvenrt, ne uses it to £t lt ditmk and walks in I rout of abii-s? SuppuM. 1 you lend your neighbor vow power mower ami he cut.s olf hus do^'s tail with It? Or he uses your Burden rake, parka it. .slep.s on the tines uini Kfth Knocked in the head \viih the handle? Or suppose you ^ivi 1 .-some stnmniT the time of duy. which proves to be iiiL-orn-ci. and tie misses (i Ini.Mne.v, appointment and lo.ses n com- minion? All lnvnusi 1 some rtsrncd fool probably set a jack on Mitt ground nnd let it slip and the car foil on him.—Greenville us. C-> PkMmoni. SO THEY SAY The young criminal today—though he may be barely out of knee pant.s—us more tyriuen, more cynical and more .sadistic than the toughest pannsters of the C;ijxme era.— Hrooklyn, N. V. Judge Samuel S. Leibowitz. • » * * We cannot much IOIIKCT complac'ently count our aging ships to in.sure retention ol' thus great asset which we now hold—supremacy at .sea. —Adm. Hobert B. Carney. * * # . 1 don't think my opponent, George. Bondrr, really typifies the Republican Party, He's a son ol party all by himself—with a cowbell as a symbol. —Sen Thomas Burke iD. f Ohio) * *'.>.. At last our nation's economic strength is of an enduring kind. U is not a prosperity based on the froth of nn inflation.—President • Eisenhower. * * *;. I think T ought to quit white I'm on top.—Basketball great, George Mikan, retires. We Haven't Forgotten, Have You? Peter fdion'i Washington Column — Democrats Could Embarrass GOP By Picking Up Veep's Mortgage By DOUGLAS LARSEN NEA Staff £arrcspond<'iit WASHINGTON — tNEA) — They're already talking about the weird kind of politics which would result if the Democrats win control of Congress In the upcoming elections. Topping the list of weirdies is the claim that Ihe Democrats could embarrass the Republicans by insisting on picking up the mortgage on Vice President Nixon's home by Riving him an official residence, same as the 'White House for the President. Lust year the Commission on Congressional and Judicial Salaries—composed of representatives from labor, industry, the professions and ordinary citineas—rec- ommrmlcd that such :v residence be established and a bill to nrcum- plish it was Introduced in both the House and Senate. The Senate sent the measure to the Bureau of the Budget and got a prompt reply staling Unit there was plenty of money in the till for nn officinl vice presidential residence, and furthermore, the idea did not violate Republican economy pledges. When the bills were introduced George Gallup, apparently hard up for a more vital issue, took n poll on the subject. He reported that 43 per cent of the people were against it, 39 per cent for 1( and IB per cent didn't care. There's no evidence in the otfi- icial record that George's poll was directly responsible for Vice President Nixon being forced to continue the mortgage payments on his private residence. But administration action behind It came to a dend stop after the Budget Bureau put Its stamp of approval on the ideh. The Senate Public Works Committee never discussed the bill and it was as thoroughly ignored by the House Rules Committee. The only positive action on the measure since then Is its inclusion In a new list prepared by the White House of administration pro- I grams which Congress failed to act upon, but which the President apparently still wants. The idea for the residence was actually born in the brain ot a fallow Cnlifornian of Mr. Nixon's, Lloyd Wright, not the architect, but an official of the American Bar Association who served on the commission. Lloyd's proposal had the unanimous support of the full commission. He argued that Nixon hud greatly enhanced the job of the vice presidency, and because of Hint the position warranted this ad- tlitiomtl dignity. About that lime Nixon was traveling in the Far East and it wns pointed out that when he got back he would have to do a lot of entertaining to repay the hospitality debLs he had contracted out there. Another member of the commission offered the opinion that nn of- ficial residence would make It easier to protect the vice president and, further,that most citizens had been shocked to learn that former Vice President Truman was living in a very modest apartment at the time of the death of Franklin Roosevelt. It was also pointed out that most ol the military brass in town had official residences. The bill Introduced would have the .government buy or build a house for $300,000 and provide $24,000 each year, to be spent at the discretion of the vice president to maintain it. It would have to be In the District of Columbia. That expenditure would be In addition to the vice president's present salary of $30,000 per year, plus $10,000 for expenses. Nixon himself, for obvious reasons, has never commented on the measure. He lives in a house which cost $41,000. During the '52 campaign when he made the famous he stated that there was a $20,000 mortgage on it, probably reduced since then. In spite of Mr. Gallup's poll, at least the men who sell sightseeing tours around the White House believe that the general public wants an official residence for the vice president. "Where is the vice president's home ?" is the second most frequently asked question, they say, the first being, "Which Is Ike's bedroom?" Irskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Exclusively Yours : Another mov e lamor doll is revising her career i ueprints to include time out (or .stage acting from now on. A Hol- ywood-incubaled chick, Terry Moore tried the footlights for the :lrst time this year in summer stock and she's confessing: I don't think anythlng's done me as much good. People don't realize it, but there's too much time between pictures. You ose somUiinfj. You have to be a good actress these days. If you're phony for a second on the new, big screens, It can ruin you." "Moby Dick," the Gregory Peck starrer, fulfills Director John Huston's longtime dream to make the movie. But part of the dream was that his father, the late Walter Huston, would be playing the Capt, Ahab role that Peck is essaying. John Ford. Hollywood's famous director, photographed the Battle o( Midway in the Pacific n 1942 as a commander n the Navy. Now he's In the same area, directing "Mister Roberts' 'aboard a Navy cargo ship. Old Navy men are chuckling at the "Yes, sir" response to his orders from stars Henry Fonda and James Cagney, and his cooperative, eager-to-please camera crew. Their memories are going back to Ford's frustration during the Midway battle in '42. There was no script then and Ford would shout at tte attacking Zeros to swingright or eft for the benefit of his camera, and then would curse the Jap fliers ior disobeying instructions. ESTIMATED BOX OFFICE gross on "The Caine Mutiny" from an insider: $20,000,000. . . . Don't ask me why, but during her current tour Ava Gardner has registered under a different name at every hotel. . . . The Broadway- bound Olsen & Johnson revue, "Pardon My Antenna," is described by those who have seen the script as a sharp kidding job on Lucille Ball and Desi Arnai. Dorothy Malone's invested in a to Pete Martin, hits the book stores in November. Movie cowboys can. stop blush- Ing about their fancy duds. TT Hange Rider Jack Mahoney wears a (ringed jacket made of gold- covered kid leather to Hollywood premieres. Casting office Intelligence . on * "Night of the Hunter" call sheet: "Two loafers. SHOULD NOT look like bums. Just loafers." Doris Day la slated to changfl record labels In January. .. . "Th« Penny Singleton Show" Is warming up on a network stove and she's saying-. "It's not like th« other story shows. It's different." . . . You'll be seeing more of John Barrymore, Jr., in important roles on the Hallmark Playhouse. Montana mink ranch. Marl Blanchard's pretty schnoz, damaged in a fight scene in U-I's "Destry," was repaired at a Hollywood Hospital. the Doctor Says— Written for N'EA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. encouragement of the efficient coordinated muscu- By EDWIN i*. JOKIVAN. N.I>. ntion, muscle control nnrt breath- Writ ten for NKA Service i ing, the skilled management of It may be a.ssumeu, 1 think, that \ Iabur ltsclf - nnd al the Ume of no man fan talk with complete | tielivery. authority about the si'ii-satina-; of childbirth. Cerium it is. however, that the pants of childbirth have been the; subject ot nmong wmntMi smce ' began and that m a i mothers approach tlu.'- \vith frnr in thru 1 hearts. An example ot this dread eonu'.s from n corre.spnmlen! who writes in part. "1 want to ask you what is natural childbirth? With all th> every pregnancy what i.s natu about childbirth? I uouKi sum; thai .some other word be used describe this iiLum/int; hir efforts. Thr.sn principles when employed isMim ! by physicians who believe in them world ! ami ivavc had experience with the .•oiiiik' i methods involved have many ad- j vodates both among wonieh and ] the medical profession. j u should be remembered, how- 1 over, that many features of the : care of mothers before, during and ie | after labor are responsible for the with I romiirkuble improvement in the [ural i safety of mother and child and ;>;est | that other methods are also available to le.ssen Ihe pain UseH. Todav. the mother In childbirth pertenee." Who,, amnny'iLs men. does n ' 0 , nave to rely on calm- can deny the writer? | ness and fortitude alone. She does We ran claim, it is imp lhat | not have to select the pain phenom- ortiered vhtldbmh is A mmir.il enon in that it has been by nature I hut human beings should lie brought into the world the way they are. We can also , licver herself since several meth- I ods are almost equally good and i the physician in charge of delivery 1 can select the most suitable meth- 'od on the basis of his experience cite other members of her sex [ nnd particular demands of the in- who have not found childbirth a j dividual occasion. terrifying or oven lon^-roini'm- FmaUy, most THE OLD-FASHIONED patriot bered painful expei u and i( is this which significant, there appears to be no wno n t the dawn's early light want- doubt whatever that ihc ultuudc j 0( t \ o see if the flag was still there of a woman toward her confine- j now rushes out after the storm to mont exerts a considerable in- ! see if the antenna is still up, — fluence on the ease oi the labor ; Lexington Herald. itself. Fear ot In nor. which brink's about n more difficult and painful experience than childbirth itself, ha* brought about studies ot what has come lo ural childbirth." The aim oi thus m e t h o d of management is to increase the safely of labor and to les-sen the pain thereof. It does not involve the elimination of anesthetic pain reducers nor does it mean that labor can be conducted without any pain whatsoever. The principal Klcn back o( ''natural childbirth" involves in.--.trur* lion during pregnancy downed :o eliminate fenr, oxeiclsca In relax- TF YOU'D like to have R week's ,-aration, and don't have the time, just take a one-day cor trip with • ' and fl k»ee baby, by nightfall, that idled "Nat- ! a yard baby j You'll swear. you'vo boon away for days. — Charlotte iN. C.> News. THE MAN who will run Puerto Rico's new trade offices at International Trade Mart says he Is going to .spend his time campaigning tor move exports from the U. S. 10 his native land. Well, whore do Ihe farmers start lining I up? — Now Orlcana Slave*. • JAC06Y ON BRIDGE Here's the Answer To Tough Question By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service How is it possible for a good player to go down at one no trump in the hand shown today? It actually happened, and South was a good player. Unfortunately for South, however, West as an even better player. West opened the queen of hearts, holding the trick. Since East had signaled encouniRCnient by playing the seven of hearts, West continued ith the jack of hearts. South held up asain, quite properly, and West led his last heart to force out the ace. South naturally \vent to work on NORTH WEST 4K85 19 » 83 • QJ632 *93 I EAST 4.732 TK10762 « A 10 8 5 »9 + A62 #J754 SOUTH (D) 4 A 10 4 V A95 » K74 *.KQiq«. North-South vul. W»V North E»»t Pass Pass Pas» South 1N.T. Opening lead—* Q his best suit by leading the king of diamonds. This time It as West who held up, thus showing that the hold-up play works Just as well lor the defender as for the declarer. South continued with a low diamond, and West played lo\v again, jack. East discarded the four of clubs, and It as clear that declarer couldn't lead diamonds Again profitably. There was a chance that the | s p A d e s would provide enough i tricks for the contract, so declarer next led the queen o( Monlque Van Vooren, the busty Belgian beauty who was in one of Lex Barker's Inst Tarzan filos, Is a London cabaret hit as a rhan- teuse. . . . Larry Parks and Betty Garrett finally realize their longtime ambition to costar in a movie — "The Anonymous Lover." Cameras turn in London when Betty winds up in Columbia's "My Sister Eileen." BOB HOPE'S autobiography, "Have Tux, Will Travel," as told spades from the dummy, letting It ride for a finesse. West casua - ly played a low spade, instead of winning the trick with his king. It wasn't unnatura for South to believe that his finesse had succeeded. He led a low spade from the dummy and finessed the ten of spades, whereupon West produced the king of spades to win the trick. West then cashed the ace of diamonds and got out with a spade, forcing South to win with the ace. At this stage South was reduced to his four original clubs. He led the king of c ubs lopefully, but West carefully refused the trick. South desperately led the queen of clubs next, but this time West took the trick with the ace of clubs. He could now cad to East's established jack of clubs, allowing East to cash the king of hearts to defeat the contract. Footsteps dept: Gordon MacRae's nine-year-old daughter Meredith, makes her film debut as a member of the hayride chorus with her pop In "Oklahoma" ..'. British censors clipped Prank Sinatra's line about "feeling like a god with a gun" from his movie "Suddenly." Vanessa Brown's two-word summation of Hollywood's historical swashbuckler cycle: "Toujours ARMOR." Paul Gregory's huddling with Herman (Caine Mutiny) Wouk about writing a screenplay for Shelley Winters. ... The Dr. Kinsey memory lingers on; Irens Ryan will record one of her new nitery tunes, "I'm No Kin to Dr. Kinsey." Irene, by the way. is being wooed by Danny Thoma« for a regular comedy spot on his video show. Jessie Matthews, one-time musical comedy queen of British films, will try a comeback in a London stage musical in December. Alan Wilson, with the usual apology to Dorotto Parker; .,_ ,_iV5fc ri3J£l t» MEN NEVSK MAKE PASSEg AT GIRLS IN DIOH BRASSES.* 15 Ytan Ago In B/ytfwriHt— Oct., • The Girl Scout Little Hou« wlB be officially opened tomorrow with a. tea. This will be the first activity o« the organization In observance of Qirl Scout Week. Mrs. W. C. Htgg- inson is commisioner of the group. Mrs. William Malln, recent bride, was honored with a shower by » of her friends given last night at the home of Mrs. Fred Pleeman with Mrs. Earl Buckley as co-host«w. Miss Emma Kate Richards reviewed a chapter in the book, "Chapels," for Women of the Presbyterian Church when they met with Mrs. James .Overholser in observance of the week of prayer. SEEMS TO US the hurricane! originating in the Caribbean have gotten a lot more destructive and more frequent since the weather boys started designating them, with girl's names like Carol and Edna. — Greenville (S. C.) piedmont. AN OLD-TIME New Mexican was celebrating his 100th birthday. He was asked by reporters to what he attributd his longevity. "Remember the shooting of Pancho Veretto? Well, sir, I attribute my old age mostly to the fact that the sheriff never did discover who killed Pancho? — Current-Argus Current-Argus. t Cinema Performer n Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 1 Cinema performer, . Clifton 5 He -—s in 8 He is a comedy —12 [roquoian 13 Vehicle 56 Social insects 57 Augments 58 Pronoun 59 Scottish girl DOWN 2 Ages 3 Lacerate with 25 "Emerald Is e"39 Meadow 5 Measures » '" 16 Route (ab.) 8 Beginning 17 Seed covering 9 Ancient Irish 18 African fly capital 20 Mental state. 10 Indigo as ol soldiers U Chest rattle 22 Fairy fort 13 Ferch 23 Baseball 2 ' Hops' kiln Implement 24 Horse's gait 24 Doctrine r __ r ___ T ___ 27 Measures of [j [z [J~T cloth 28 Dance step II 31 River (Sp.) 32 Internal decay in fruit 33 Prevarication 34 Worthless table scrap 35 Nail ZOT 36 Fruit drink 37 Golfer's 51 mound 38 Operated 3t 39 Tardier — 41 Male il 42 View I— 43 Type of gun 46 Father or mother 50 Genus of 50 maples 51 Anger 51 53 Notion 54 Row |5T tt Q/tfiv A* < .ground 29 M.h.ary assistant 30 Soothsayer 32 Wave, as a sword « A 44 Tart 45 Rip 47 Girl s name 48 Seine, 48 Russian n«w« agency 35 Mythical king 52 Scotlish o! Britain «hecp(old 21 HI

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