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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager ' sole national Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ^ . ' Entered as second class matter at the post- oHice at Blythcville, Arkansas, under net o( Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year 5350 for six months, $2.00 for three monthts: t>y mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS But thou. O lord, be merciful nlo me. and raise me up, that I may requite them.—Psalms 41:10. * * '+ As freely as the firmament embraces the world so mercy must encircle friend and foe. The sun pours forth impartially his beams through all the regions of infinity; heaven bestows the dew equally n every thirsty plant,—Schiller. BARBS A shaky reputation often Is built on things a person is always going to do. * * * Saving is swell, but it's still better to spend all you make than not to make all you spend. * * * A man had his shoes stolen while working out in a Nebraska police .station gym. Moral: keep out of jails! * * * Little girls are people who grow up to be not near as much help to their mothers. * * * The true hypocrite is any husband who makes his wife's visiting relatives feel right at home. Men Are Still Quick To Defend Their Homes H was Halloween night and 11-year- old Ernest Cook was on the prowl. He had brought along his BB gun and, like some millions of other children, was out for a'little fun. < He fired the gun at a house . . . and very nearly met his death. For inside this home near Trumann, Ark., was William R. Union, a 46-year-old cotton picker. Linton, when young Cook fired, returned fire with a .32 calibre revolver. The bullet grazed Ernest's head and he was hospitalized, but safe. Previously, Linlon had been frightenenri by prowlers. All of which goes to prove that a man in a home feels he is entitled to all the privacy he wants and deserves. He usually doesn't feel he has to tolerate any kind of a prowler, very often is apt to fire before he knows whether the prowler is out for fun, money or something else and, all told, is rather impulsive when he hears noises around the place at niglit. Many men still rightly believe their home is their castle and anyone having business with them at night or otherwise had best conduct it by a well-mannered call at the front door. Anything else is liable to spell pain or even death. Parents would do well to warn youngsters, even on Halloween to take it easy in pulling of pranks around domiciles. When it isn't Halloween, prowling around homes is just about as dangerous an avocation as we can name, right off. Fine Airport Planning They thought, they were taking a pretty big stride some years liiick when they expanded the original Chicago airport to a square mile. But it wasn't enough. So now they're starting all over ayain, and this time Chicagoans are really doing it on the grand scale. The other clay they opened the first portion of O'Hare Field, the new Chicago airport, which when completed will give the nation's major airlines a base 10 miles in area. It is the world's largest. In 19-15 the experts figured the present Midway airport would be handling eight million passengers a year by 1955. Actually, this year's figure will be about nine million. This kind of traffic has made Midway the world's busiest single airport. It handles more traic than any two of New York's three big fields. The deluge baa outmoded most of Midway's facilities, and made the place a headache for many travelers tranferring from plane to plane. Chicago doesn't want it to happen again. The new estimates say that by 1975, when the jet age of commercial flying will be 15 yearn old, some 25 million passengers a ye»r will be using Chicago aii-ports, Midway perhaps CM Ulu six or MVM million without too much jamming up. But O'Hare is designed to accommodate 30 million a year. That means Chicago oughl lo be pretty well set until 1985 or 1990. That is real planning, planning with the faraway look in the eye, the kind we get all too little of in this country. Any great airways hub in America that doesn't plan the same way is just pushing back the trouble horizon a short distance. We have reached the stage of growth in the United States where big. bold plans are the only sensible and economical ones. We need the same imaginative approach toward our needs in highways, schools, hospitals and other public facilities. Except for the heralded turnpikes, most of the truly invention notions in these fields have never gotten off the paper they were written on. Chicago no doubt has many hurdles to clear before O'Hare Field is a reality in all its amazing breadth and length. But it has made a fine beginning, and it deserves the congratulations of all in America who prize genuine progress. Letters to The Editor- Dear Sir: My husband and I are among the many airmen already stationed at Blythevil.e Air Force Base, Many more men and their families are to follow. Oiir problem is as bad and promises to become even wor&e. if the attitude of the people of Blytheville doesn't change. Now. I'm speaking for us who make our home in mobile homes, communly known as house trailers. Someone, I know not, has evidently spread some awful propaganda about us who live in these wonderful little homes that we may call ours and may take wherever we go. Here's what you find in and associated with average modern, mobile homes. I'll take mine for example. It has most every modern convenience in it that you have in your modern home, except an automatic washer and dryer. Most of the 1955 models have them. 1 have (technically speaking, although not all are separated by petitions* a living room, dining room, kitchen, bedroom and bath, consisting of commode, Lavatory, shower, medicine cabinet, hot and cold water with fixtures just like those you have in your home. The other rooms are likewise comparable to those in your home, but smaller and more compel. Now to check wmie of those unsanitary and dangerous things you hear .so much about. The connection of my sewer to the city sewer consisted of engaging a journeyman plumber to find the sewer line, tup into it putting in a trap umder- ground) and then tie my galvimzed sewer line into it. Is there anything so unsanitary about that? • Does your house have a trap to keep out all odors and sewer ga^ses? Let's agree that the container u-rd for inside RftrbiiBe is a personal matter. I use a pla.stic container, into which J put my arbage after I've wrapped it. Mast people who live in mobile liomrs so simil- larly because we live with our RarbaRfi. By that, I moan we can't forget about it as racily as you can, with it in nur midst nt all times. Now for the outside containers. It's a rity ordinance to have galvanized containers with a tight fitting cover. More in Blythcbillc it isn't enforced, so there is where the unsanitary part comes in. Do you have a regulation garbage can? A.s to unsafe 1 elrctric connections, we use No. 8 copper wire. Our box if, grounded with a 6 foot ground stiike. that will safely carry more current than any three nouses ordinarily pull. As for the reason more and more people buying mobile homes, especially service men with families. It is because men in service have very little to .say about when or where they will move. Many times we are ordered to move with just enough time to gnt there in. For that reason alone, he can hitch on and take his home and family with him. A GI likes to have his family with him just as you want to be with your loved ones. Some service men as well as construction workers move four or five times a year, just for a week, three months, six months, etc. It's hard to live from a suitcase and lot* of places housing is hard to find, also it's very expensive. We know. So since most ol us can't afford to buy a house every time we're transferred we invost from $2,000 to $10,000 In a mobile home. Get to know us service men, their families and mobile home owners. I sincerely believe you will find us to be decent average people. Then state facts instead of ugly rumors. A GI** Wife (Name Withheld by Request) VIEWS OF OTHERS A New Irish Potato A new blight-resistant Irish potato developed by the North Carolina Agricultural Experiment Station co-operating with the U. S. Department of Agriculture bears an honored western North Carolina name — Boonc. Tliis plant is late in maturing and the plants remain efcct, like most mountaineers. Tills reduces injury lo plant by wheels of equipment passing through to dust or spray for insects. But It Is not necessary to -spray for blight, the developers say. There will be about 2,500 to 3.000 bushels of Boone seed available lor planting the 1058 crop. Thi» Illustrates how well intelligence mixes with farming. — Shelby iN. Cj SU,r. Well, No System, Is Perfect! Peter ft/son's Washington Column — These Secret Offers Reveal That the Russians Are Unchanged Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff .Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —iNEA>— Exclusively Yours: Hollywood's onetime favorite plot—boy meets girl, boy loses girl, boy gets girl—gels another kick in the derriere in two big fonhcomklg films. In one, "The Spirit of St. Louis," the Lindbergh story, the plot is: Young man meets airplane, almost loses airplane, flics Atlantic. In the other. "The Old Man and the Sea," it's: "Old man meets swordfish, gets swordfish, loses swordfish." It's a sorry state of affairs for movietown's romantic theme song composers. Who's gonna swoon over a song titled. "There's a Miss In My Motor" or one called "You Can Have Brando, It's Marlin for Me"? Not to mention: "Let's Get Mari-j nated, I'm a Swordfish, Too," | Singer Peggy King hasn't given! up hopes for a -econcinalion wuh i Knobby Lee. It may happen. Despite a printed report, Peggy hasn't | filed for divorce . . - Insiders pre-' u.-t no early marriage for luscious Kim Novak and Mack Krim. She's too. too career minded, they insist. But what a name she'd wind up with—Kim Krim . . . Jackie Gleason and Diet Haymes are talking a [ deal for Dick to MC the Gleason-. managed "Stage Show" on TV. • Rita, by the way, returns from j Europe in December. j Hollywood's superstition about | death "in three's" is raising eye-i brows again. First Bob Francis,] Carmen Miranda and Susan Ball, j Now James Dean and John Hodiak Another one? reaction to Bob Aldrich's brass- knuckle treatment 01' Hollywood in "The Big Knife." That knife's sharper than a razor . . . Milton Berle's trying to patch up the rift in brother Jack Berle's house-old . . . Marlon Brando has an offer from Decca Boss Alan Livingston to thump away on his bongo drums for an album of mambos. Max's, a Delicatessen on Sixth Avenue near* 56th Street in New York, is displaying a 50-pound cheesecake in its window with a sign. "We serve the Best Cheesecake In Town." Surrounding the sign are all those WOW! photos of Anita Ekberg snipped from the magazine Hollywood Glamour Girl Ear-Witness: TV's James Daly i Foreign Intrigue! is up for a role in "The Revolt of Mamie Stover" at Fox . . . Switch of the year in n forthcoming; "Alfred Hitchcock Presents" TV murder mystery: The butter IS the killer. C. B. Pe.MiUe's answer tit Art Multiplier's "Have glamor yirls in Hollywood changed?": "We have new stars and new costumes, but -" bodies are the same." WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The new "spirit 01 Geneva" has been grossly misinterpreted says Paul Hoffman, first head of the Mar;=!*all Plan, which aided so greatly in the postwar recovery of Europe. This new friendliness of the Russians is now receiving its real test in the Big Pour Ministers meeting. The Russan smiles there are not Important, says Hoffman. What's necessary is to look behind them and see what the Russians are do- ins:. Their long-range strategy has not changed, he believes. After the "summit" meeting at Geneva, Hoffman went to Europe tn study the reaction. He attended Prince Bernhard's off-the-rccord conference of European statesmen at Garmisuh-Partenkirchen, Germany, and the Paris meeting of the European-American Alliance. In addition, Hoffman had private talks with many of the European E»overnmeiu officials he worked with on the Marshall Plan. Summarizing- since his return, he has been rauUiming that, the Russian peace drive is not to be trusted. BulE>anin and Khrushchev are a team, he reports,, And they are just, as dedicated to world revolu- tton as they ~ver were. What they're up to is best re : vealed by the secret. deals they have been trying to make all over the world. In Greece, for instance. Russian diplomats have been trying to tell the Greek leaders it is foolish for them to spend so much on defense. The Greeks have been offered Russian security guarantees against j aggression from Romania and Bui-1 \ garia. to the north. Efforts have; | been made to woo the Greeks away from their alliances with Turkey j and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization of western Europe. As one inducement, the Russians are said to have offered to buy all the surplus citrus fruits, olives, tobacco and other Greek products. They have been told that all the money the Greeks get from the arms savings and new trade can he spent to raise their standard of living. In West Germany, the Russian pitch has been thp.t the German postwar recovery has been due to j savings on armament. Recovery 1 • can be accelerated if West Germany will stay out of NATO and not make alliances with the West. | i Instead, the Germans are being! pressured to make a nejv partnership with Russia, in which they can both get rich manufacturing goods to develop China and India. Similarly, the Russians have of- lered to buy oil from the MUdle East, cotton from Egypt, or whatever commodity any country might have to offer. The real tip-off on Communist intentions, however, was revealed in the Czech deal to sell arms to Egypt. If the Communists had been sincere about peace, they would have told the Egyptians that in the new spirit of Geneva it would be impossible to furnish arms. ™ Playing it the other way was a bad diplomatic blunder for the Russians. B:it it was good for the rest of the world. It revealed the Russian hand. For the United States, this situation presents new danger, says Mr. Hoffman. All the free world wants peace. but the western European countries have a particular fear of a new war. And the Russian line, with its promises of greater east-west trade has an undoubted appeal. It can wreck NATO, if the Western powers aren't alert. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Mr. Y lias been advised that his 6 1 .-year-old son must have a "change of climate because the youngster suffers from "bronchial! trouble and has seven scars from pneumonia on his lungs." Appar-] enlly the father has been told to, seek a climate which is dry and; equable. • ' It certainly sounds as though a youngster who had suffered several attacks of pneumonia andi presumably had a chronic coushl might benefit from just the right j climatic change. How to find it is the problem. It is possible that some of the southern, sections of Arizona or New Mexico might do. since these are likely to be dry enough, but they are not "equable" since there is a great variation between day and night temperatures. Perhaps in this instance one would have better luck In some part of southern California away from the seacoast. There Is no easy way to solve •this problem: the safest Is for the youngster to try some area which seems promising and if he does well that Is fine but if he does not another attempt will have to be made. Another parent says that her 8- year-old boy walks In his sleep. He seems to be wide awake, his mother says, and when she tells him to go back to bed he obeys, falls sound asleep and knows nothing of it in the morning. This Is apparently a fairly simple problem. The child does not seem to be suffering any ill effects from his sleepwalking. Except for getting the mother up at night, the situation seems rather harmless. As a form of sleeping difficulty, however, the parents should keep the youngster from loo much exciting play or entertainment In the late afternoon or evening, avoid upsetting the child by any appear- once of family squabbling, and insist that the youngster go to bed regularly and stay there each night at the same time. These steps are good for any child I The mother of « 14-year-old daughter is concerned because the girl's periods are still irregular. Assuming that the girl's health Is otherwise good. It is almost certainly best not to make n fuss over the situation since In all probability nature will take care of it in due course. Such experiences are so common that they must be considered as normal in many girls of that age. Mrs. E., aiso writing about a 14-year-old daughter, says that the i-irl is small and undeveloped physically. She says her daughter has played with and held babies for several years and many people say that this is the reason for her slow development; the mother wants to know if this is true. To this it can be said quite definitely, tliat it is not true and that In alt probability nature will take care of the problem about which the mother is so concerned. — the ace of hearts. The lead of an ace against a no-trump contract asks your partner to play his highest card in the suit. This isn't true when the contract is a slam, for then the opening lead may be merely a move of safety or despair. When the contract is lower than slam, however, a player leads the ace when he hopes ^ to run his suit immediately, and | this lead calls lor partner's high- Edmund Purdom. unhappy with the way his career is going, is looking for the door marked "Contract Exit" at MGM . . . It's a baby girl for Mitsuko Kimura. who's Aldo Ray's leading lady in his last Columbia film. She flashed the news from Tokyo to Director Paul Sloane, who started her acting career . . . Dorothy Dandriclge heads for Paris and a starring role in a French film without a lick of music after she completes a nightclub engagement. The Wltnet: Overheard In Palm Springs: "A Hollywood meteorologist is a man who can look in woman's eyes and tell whether." Parking lot attendant to Jack Bailey: "Are you driving a Thunderbird?" Bailey: "No. a parakeet.'* Not in the script: Marlene Dietrich: "I'm bore-' with being a world traveler. I'll probably settle down in Hollywood for keeps." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Paramount switched its advertise- inp campaign on '"Hie Desperate Hours." Shelved: The "distinguished film" ansle. Now spotlighted: Violence and Humphrey Bopart's mug. But it's still THE suspense thriller of the year. Jackie Gleason wired Dorothy Shay to send him a copy of the diet she used to lose 18 pounds. . . . Hep Hollywood preview audiences are still battling over local • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Weak Hand Sets South By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Service Today's hand went by the book, both in bidding and play. South's opening bid of one no-trump showed balanced distribution and a count of 16 to 18 points (he actually had 17 points). North could Ml that his own 12 point* made t!ie combined count enough for game but not enough for slum, so he promptly raised to three notrump: West made a book opening lead LITTLl LIZ Todoy'* new homes hov* every e«C««M tow tent. NORTH i *KQJ V842 + K653 WEST EAST A853 A9762 »AKJ107 V93 «764 48532 *B2 AQJ7 SOUTH (D) * A 104 South 1 N.T. Pass • AK 10 *A1094 Both sides vul. Wnt Norm Pass 3 N.T. Pass Eaat Pass Opening lead — V A est card.. East obediently played the nine of hearts at the first trick, and West knew that South held the queen. It was possible, of course, that South had started with only two hearts, but this-seemed like too much to hope for. West counted points, finding 12 in the dummy and 8 in his own hand. South was known to have 16 to 18 points, and there were 40 points In the entire deck. East was bound to have 2 to 4 points. West decided, therefore, to gamble that his partner could win a trick before South could get nine tricks. West exiled safely with a spade. Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Hearts Pass ? You. South, hold: *A3 VAQ1053 »AJ43 *8 5 What do you do? A—Did three diamonds. Thil kind of ram* try uks partner to' bid optimistically II he can help the new suit. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered: You. South, hold: 4K3 VAQ104 «AJ43 *8 i 2 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Grace Kelly Has a Weight Problem, Too By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (.Hi—Diet-conscious citizens may be happy to learn that Grace Kelly has weight problems, too. This was disclosed during a call to the set of her first picture in over a year, "The Swan." It was late morning;, and she offered some celery and carrot sticks. On her makeup table was a box of dried apricots. Nearby were some graham crackers. She admitted that she does have to diet now and then. "My mother is German," she explained. "And you know how the Germans love to eat. We all grew up with pretty healthy appetities." How does she keep the Kelly curves under control? It starts with oatmeal in the morning. "Oatmeal is best," she remarked munching on a carrot stick. "I have to get up at 6 to be at the studio on time. Oatmeal keeps me from getting hungry until 11. If you get hungry before tliat, then you pet started on the doughnut routine, and that can be dangerous." She has a light lunch, but usually succumbs to a big dinner. And sometimes she backslides With a, heavy dessert, as she did at the City "of Hope Dinner honoring the Los Ancles publishers. "Then I pay for It all week," she sighed. She likes exercise but pets little while she's working. When she's in New York, ^he does a lot of walking. She plans to return east next spring. Under her MGM contract, she is allowed a leave of absence to do a play. She's looking for one now. HARNETT KANE, the Louisiana author, was in town this week with the usual anecdote about his newest book. This one's about Belle Boyd, the famous Confederate spy. and Kane says he first heard of her from an old Confederate vet in New Orleans who claimed that she had the best pair of legs in the Confederacy. "How do you know she had the best pair? askd Kane. Said the oldtim- j er: "I counted them." — Dallas Morning News. NOTHING DISTURBS the old ; grad quite as much as seeing a stx- I foot. 190-pound student, playing in the band.—Florida Times-Union. 33rd U.S. President Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 33rd U.S. President, 2 Toward the sheltered side 3 Scold 4 Route (ab.) 5 Shouts 6 Rent 7 Social insect 8 71oor covers 9 Husband of Gudrun 10 Scottish sheepfolds 12 Hits with open hand 13 Cubic meter •I and South found fiat he needed a third club trick to make his contract. He won the spade In dummy and led a low club, hoping to duck the trick to West. East properly stepped up with the jack of clubs, and South took the ace. Declarer led a club to f • king and then gave up t club, hoping up to the last moment that West would have to win It. As it happened. East won the club trick and returned nil remaining heart. This gave West tour more heart tricks, setting the contract. Truman 6 He was born at - , Missouri 11 Puffs up J3 Legislative body M Relate anew 15 Talk idly 16 Observe 17 Narrow roads 18 Louse egg 19 Sibling of bud20 Handled 20 Reaches for 21 Weapon* 22 Vegetable 25 Female saint (ab.) 26 Husband at Evt 30 Dinei 31 Foundation 32 Sailing S3 Assam silkworm KCanvat theltet 35 Fondle 38 Genuine 3»Click-beetIet 42 Honey-maker 45 Russian storehouse MFooUikepert 48 Type of fur 51 Withstand H Delilah cut Ms hair MEvertMUnf (poet.) Si Lathi M Scoff 24 Solar disk 27 Challenge 28 Continent 29 .Repast 35 Communion plate 36 Greek letter 37 Indian tent 42 His wife's nickname 43 Pertaining to an age 44 Girl's name 46 Faultless 47 Sea eagle 48 Soothsayer 40 Cotton fabrics 50 Devotee 41 Leases 52 Low haunt IPoueMlve pronoun r

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