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PAGE FOUK BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 22,1»6 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THi: COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINE8, Publisher HARRY A. RAINES,. Editor. Assistant Publisher. PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising- Manager Soli National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmcr Co., New York, Chicago Detroit. Atlanta, Memphla. ^^ , Entered as »econd class matter at the post- office »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act o( Congress, October 9, 1917. . Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city of Blythevllle or anj suburban town where carrier service ii maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius o! SO miles. »8.5Q per year. $3.50 for six months, $2.00 (or three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. The newspaper Is not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS What ye know, the same do I know also: I am not Inferior unto you. — Job 13:2. _ ' ~ All men are equal; It is not birth, but virtue alone, that makes the difference. — Voltaire. BARBS Barbershops usualjr are lammed on Saturday nights. Maybe there should be a law for daylight sharing-. * * * Some people do Just enough to get by, but don't earn enough to buy much. * * * Two sisters In Indiana married two brothera. Now, aa sistes-ln-law, they can fuss more than ever. * * * It's funny how parents don't want their children to act as they Alt In their teen-age. * * * The home ii a* comfortable as iU furniturue, say« an interior decorator. Every man should buy his wife a nice couch for himself. Withstanding the Pressures President Eisenhower once more "has exhibited his political courage in the face of insistent election-year pressures on the farm issue. He has indicated he and his administration are standing fast against any return to rigid 90 per cent farm price props such as have now heen approved by the Senate Agricutlure Commitee. That committee recently turned out a farm bill which can only be described as a deliberately contrived contradiction. It specifies re-establishment of rigid supports in one breath, and in another endorses the President's "soil bank" plan which would pay farmers for reducing productive acreage. In other words, on the hand it •would encourage farmers to produce more, on the other to turn out less. This would seem to be one of the more ex- - treme examples of the politicians' standard effort to provide something for everybody. The lure of high prices artifically maintained by government supports did much to fill the nation's crop warehouses with overflowing surpluses. • How a return to high rigid supports is expected to help solve this problem is a mystery. The whole trend and meaning of the President's 1956 farm proposals is in the opposite direction. The "soil bank" plan is an arrangement aimed at putting production on a more manageable basis. The program calls first for an acreage reserve under which cotton, corn, wheat and rice growers would be paid in cash or kind for retiring acres. It also would provide for a "conservation reserve" affecting all crops, with farmers encouraged to put marginal or poor soil back into grasses, forest land or the lake. The Senate bill as now constituted is a freak that can only be explained by the fears of lawmakers who imagine they will be swept into the discard by the wrath of farmers at voting time. The commitee-endorsed measure still may be amended on the Senate floor to eliminate the contradictory proposal for restoration of high supports. Failing that, the House may produce a bill more to the administration's liking. But if the present two-headed measure goes through Congress to the President's desk, the prospect seems strong that he will veto it. Then, undoubtedly, the lawmakers would be asked to start all over again with another bill devoted solely to advancing the soil bank program. Perhaps this is what many of the lawmakers expect. Perhaps they want the political credit for voting high supports, even though they understand the absurb conflict of purpose in the Senate bill and realize that both features of it cannot sensibly prevnil. They may find that the farmer* will not hand out credit for sffort that U discounted in advance VIEWS OF OTHERS Warning yesterday The News-Free Press received an official Government "Order voucher for purchase of supplies of Services" (rom Federal authorities at Redstone Arsenal at Huntsville, Ala., stating that Redstone's public Information Liaison office would lilte to receive regularly The News-Free Press and Including a contract under which the Finance officer would make necessary subscription payments. Attached as a part of the contract was this: ••General Provisions of Purchase Order — Continued (DD 138), "12. NONDISCRIMNATION IN EMPLOYMENT. In correction with the performance of work under this contract, the Contractor agrees not to discriminate against any employe, • or applicant for employment because of race, religion, color, or national origin. The aforesaid provision shall Include, but not be limited to, the following: employment, ungrading, demotion or transfer; recruitment or recruitment advertising; layof or termination rates of pay or other forms of compensataion; and selection for training, including apprenticeship." Today The News-Free Press is sending back to Redstone Its contract for a subscription — unaccepted by us. For The News-Free Press has not sun-ended to the Federal Government its right to determine its own policies. There is no law that says The News-Free Pres« must accept the terms of the proposed Federal contract—unless we accept the money that would be paid under it. Thoughtful citizens who favor handouts of Federal "aid" to education should note this case * very carefully. Whether the law says so or not, Federal regulations will come if Federal money comes. Our schools are free from Federal regulation so long as they do not accept Federal money. If we. take Federal regulations—like this one, and worse. —Chattanooga News-Free Press. Pulpit Politics Should politics be separated from preaching? Most laymen seem to think so. Many ministers think otherwise. Of course, a minister like anyone else, is perfectly free to express his opinion on the street or In the pulpit. He has as much right to free speech as any layman. The only ban on ministers' connection with politics extends to their right to hold public office. The constitutions of most of our original 13 states banned ministers from election as governor or as a member of the state legislature. During " the colonial period the Angelican Church was established in the Southern colonies and the Congregational Church was established in New England. But when the separation from the Mother Country came with the Revolution, separation to Church from State came also. Many clergymen feel that discussing controversial public Issues from the pulpit is their duty. They see these issues as moral rather than political. But it is doubtful If such preaching changes many minds. Actually, a minister will get his ideas across far more effectively If he speaks in general rather than particular terms. Thus, for example, if he thinks a public figure is smearing people, Instead of denouncing the man by name, he can preach a sermon on the Ninth Commandment. If a minister is opposed to segregation, he can preach on the universal Brotherhood of Man. As a matter of fact, this was the method used by Jesus who never criticized either Caesar or Pilate. The Master spoke immutable truths which fit any occasion and any age. Even the people of His parables were nameless. — Kingsport CTenn.) News. Horse Chewing As an old farm boy, we think we have the answer to a question a scientist has been working on for 20 years: Why do horses chew on wood? Our idea, one that we got from our father around the farm, is that it is because owners' of woodchewlng horses don't feed them enough salt. Our office manager, J. H. McReynolds, who used to know about horses, too, confirms our opinion. Closest Prof. Carroll B. Harrell of Davis, Calif., got to our theory Is that he listed a dietary lack as one of the possible causes. We used to be told that horses would chew the feed trough if not properly "salted". We remember keeping ordinary rough salt, or the fancier block salt, always available for our livestock, and chewing of wood posts, bam doors and troughs was at a minimum around our barn. Wonder if some of our farmer readers have heard this same theory. — Sherman (Tex.) Democrat. SO THEY SAY We had a lot of people who don't care whether the stock goes up or down but just want shares so they can say they bought it at the first public offering of Ford stock. It's the most unusual stock sale ever held.—A. B. Pontlng, San Francisco stock broker. ¥ * * No child less than 18 years old should be allowed to drive after dark. This rule should be enforced by parents.—Dr. Elmer Hess, president American Medical Assn. urges special restrictions to halt the "blood bath" on the nation's hlgh- wayt. * * * It Is absurd to assume that merely because a person Is licensed to drive when he is young that he should hold the privilege for life. — Dr. Elmer Hess, president American Medical Assn., urges mandatory medical examination for motor- 1*U over M yoari rf a««. Lots of Power Under That Hood Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter ft/son's Washington Column — They're Acting Like Nice Folks These Days at Russian Embassy HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Close- ups and Longshots: Movie theater owners .who had to learn how to make popcorn may have to learn low to make movies, too. Or worry abou* closing their doors. Hollywood's snickering at the dea but the gent who proposed t, Myron Blank, president of the Theater Owners of America, says he isn't kidding. Wailing from the shortage of movies from Hollywood, now hap- illy married to TV, Blank blank- ety-blanked: Without a faster flow of pictures from Hollywood moviea will lecome a road-show business slm liar to the stare. Somebody has to make movies and maybe it IT'S THAT OLD-STORY ag»ia — quality vs. quantity. Hollywood laid an egg with quan tity when TV came along. But ever since Movietown. embarked on a program of fewer but better films, theater owners have been complaining about a "product shortage." An even more serious threat to theater owners — and v l've said thla before — Is movies at home for free, should be theater owners." It's a boom year for the sale of films to TV. A few weeks ago it was 750 RKO films. Now Warner the home-screen use of 1000 pre- 1948 Warner movies. If all those Warner films reach lave something to wail about. TV, theater owners really will THE WITNET: Man wailing about a doll who kept her hat on all during a movie: "I wouldn't have see a thing If she hadn't had her ears pierced." Not In the Script: Sid Caesar, about weekly TV appearances "murdering," comedians, as Oroucho Marx contends: 'If a viewer likes a personality, the performer can get by even if the material Isn't up to liaad- »rd acme weeks." By DOUGLAS LARSEN AND KENNETH O. GILMOKE NBA Staff Correspondents . WASHINOTON —(NBA)— Maybe word hasn't gotten down to the Soviet social level here yet, but It's still sweetness and light as far as entertaining by the Russian embassy goes. Evening ago they rolled out the red carpet to guests for a movie followed by a big cocktail party, for example. The bar featured vodka Martinis, with the works on the buffet table. As an extra gesture to international good will they served French wine. Bright spot of the evening was when one of the embassy secretaries anonunced tht he had just purchased a new Ford. "And I assume that you demanded a 20-year friendship guarantee on it," a guest cracked. "No, but Im writing some tet- ters requesting It," 'the Russian replied. Private concensus among Soviet officials, by the way, is that Ike will run again. At a cocktail party the other afternoon the host asked a Japanese woman guest whether she preferred Manhattans or Martinis. "Neither," replied the gal, "I'd like a soft drink if you have one." "Fine," the host replied, "how about ginger ale?" "No thanks," the woman responded, "I was thinking of a whisky sour." Inside report from the White House is that President Elsenhow- er has been ordered io take several ounces of whisky per day and drink only caffeine-tree coffee. When doctors heard that He was fudging on both orders, they laid the law down to him, and now he's complying. Florida report: Defense Secretary Charles Wilson resting in Miami has been saying some uncomplimentary things about working conditions in Washington these days. "Guys can't even take off his shoes without a half-dozen people demanding to know what the significance of it is," he said at a party. "If you ask for more money for some project one group beats you over the head for being too extravagant," he added, "and If you try to save a dollar another group blasts you for wrecking our defenses." They say Wilson is very tired and somewhat disgusted these days. You never saw anything like the refreshment layout they -whipped up when the Statler Hotel threw a recption for Its bossman Conrad Hilton. Executive chef Emile Buisson threw everyone out of his kitchen and personally turned out heaping plates of hot Sicilian shrimp which is cooked in butter with herbs, crab meat Remlck, which is cake made with four kinds of sauces, broiled mushrooms and chicken livers wrapped in bacon. Cold tidbits included Russian caviar on crisp toast, cold smoked salmon, smoked turkey, herring, and a Buisson specialty consisting of creamed cheese, nuts and three kinds of sauces served in cups of pastry. Not a drop of anything was served with an age under 10 years These days the Russians ar* always glad to talk about sports The ' following conversation was heard the other evening at an embassy party: "You Russians certainly did wet in the Winter Olympics." "Yes, but we're doing even better in the little Olympics." "What's that?" "It's the whiter embassy volleyball league. We've won 10 stralghl games, and are undefeated." "Well, let's have a drink on that." "Sorry, I can't. I'm to training.' The Philippine military attache and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Rafae Pargas, recently moved into t house in Chevy Chase In a neighborhood mostly occupied by careei government officials and their fam Hies. Being naturally friendly and wanting to meet her neighbors Mrs. Pargas asked everyone In a three-house radius to a cocktai party. They were all delighted to come and had a wonderful time But the hostess was astonished to learn that most of her neigh bprs had not met each other be fore and didn't even know each others' names. They had all lived In the, same area for eight o more years. Hot off the "secret" list. The Army Signal Corps has di.= covered that if you store flash they last oarlonger. Since the ruckus broke over th U.S. sending balloons across Com munist territory, the expert on th ministration has been given thi code name of "balloonatic." the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NBA Service I am deeply shocked to hear of those citizens who would put road blocks in the way of medical research. I refer to the antivisection movement, the members of which are out to hamstring scientific medical investigators who are trying to find better means of preventing and treating human ail- menst. It seems to me shortsighted and cruel to try to prevent needed research. Without the monkey we should not be so close to conquering polio. Without the guinea pig untold innocent children would be gasping their last breaths with diphtheria. Without the dog thousands of children who are now healthy adults would have perished from congenital heart disease. Where would we be In the battle against pernicious anemia or diabetes without the dog? Could It be that the anttvtvisec- tionists would condemn us and our children—Including their own—to death from such diseases? What animals, and dogs In particular, have contributed to human life and relief of sufiering is incalculable. Thousands of new drugs have been tried on animals, have been found to have undesirable effects and therefore have never been prescribed for human beings. what about the animals themselves? In modern research laboratories the animals used for research are carefully tended. Most tests are painless; if pain producing procedures must be used the animals are given an anesthetic Just as human beings lire with an operation. But this Is not all. Pet dogs, cats, and agricultural or meat animals recelv* the same benefits from the development of drugs such as penicillin « B«w surflcal procedures known how much his own work has been helped by the experimental studies on animals. I want research to go on Jor the benefit of my children and grandchildren—and their pets. Let those who would stand in the way of medical progress answer to those whom they would cause to suffer. AN ANIMAL TRAINER writes an article on how to kiss a tiger. It's our idea of being hard up for something to kiss.—Greensboro (Ga.) Herald-Journal. AS NOBODY cart see a single second In the future, it is astounding that a large number of people can make a good living predicting what will happen in it. — Jackson (Miss.) State Times. THE REPORT Is that Secretary of State Dulles has renamed his country estate "Tottering on the Brink." — Greenville (S. C.) Pled- L/TTLf L/Z Worrun go to country gtntlt- men with ni« manors. •«*• • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Game Depends On Club Play By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NKA Service South could count only eight sur tricks at his three no-trump CO tricks at his three no-trump con tract in today's hand. The ninth or setting up the clubs without heart lead through his king. For this reason declarer won th first trick in the dummy wit the queen of spades and immed ately returned a low club from th dummy. Now put yourself in East's place Would you hop up with the quee NORTH 22 V642 • KJ 108 + A52 WEST EAST 4107(42 • *95 VA93 « 85 + KJ10 VQJ108 •97432 South 1N.T. Pass SOUTH (D) AAKJ VK7J «AQ 498743 North-South vul. Wetrt North Ea«< Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—* 4 of clubs? This would cost a trie if .your partner had three club headed by the jack. Despite, thi danger It would be correct to st« up with the queen ot clubs, but would tnke a player with both ski and courage to do ao. When .the hand was. pleiyed, Eaa lacked one or both these qualities M» playMI a low club at Uv* second behind a new golf course planned 'or Palm Springs . . . Bing Crosby and Uncle Sam are clashing over $27,000 in the estate of his wif«. The tax boys claim it's ordinary income. Blng says it's capital gains from stock sales . . . Guy Madison will call it a day aa Wild Bill Hlckok after completion of II more telefilms bringing the total In the filmed series to 100. He haa 10 per cent of the profits and will be collecting on re-runs, he figures, for the next 10 years. Jack Benny will lour Europe hi the late aprlnr and do a coup!* of TV shows In England. Jack trying to figure out the - value of English money and maklnc mla- takes It a cinch tat the plot at one show. This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: It was all confusion over whether Rocky Marc'iano or Rocky Grail- aon would play a surprise'bit role In a new comedy. The studio paged Marciano via a talent agency. The agency mistakingly offered the role to Graziano, who accepted The embarrassing situation rang the bell on both of them. JUNE HAVER'S personal appearance with hubby Fred MacMurray on a road tour does not mean, she says, a film comeback 'I'm back to being just Mrs. MacMurray," she says . . . Donald O'Connor will collect »150,000 for staring in "The , Buster Keaton Story" at Paramount. He'll also receive a "substantial su mfor helping with the writing and development of the Keaton character. Preview of things to come: MOM's planning a drive-in theater for Australia with a spacious cafeteria and patio from which diners can watch the picture. Selected shorts: Phil Harris anc Desl Arnaz are the money boys trick, and the defense collapsed. West, was forced to win the second trick with the' ten of clubs If West then made a neutral lead declarer would win, take th* ace of clubs and give up a club. The clubs would then be established and South would be sure of ten tricks. West made his best play by lead Ing a low heart at the third trick. This would save the day if South had the queen Instead of the king of hearts. As it turned out, South got a heart trick as a result of this lead, and declarer then wisely ran his nine tricks to make sure of the game contract. If East had stepped up with the queen of clubs at the second trick he would have led the queen o hearts. This would defeat the con tract. Bar School Of Acting Has Points By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD UP)—Some acton boast of their training at drama academies. Robert Strauss la proud to say he got his at the bar and grill school of. dramatics. Off and on for 13 years, Bob was a bartender. And ha says there's no better way to study acting. "The best way for an actor t* improve in his craft is to study human behavior," he reasoni. "And you certainly se« people as they really are from behind » bar." Bob has proved his own talent in films like. "Stalaj IT" and "Seven Year Itch." He'a now playing another GI in "Fragile Fox," and he paused between scenes t* reflect on his life a> a bartender. "It'a an Interesting We," h* remarked. "You see people at th«lr best and at their worst. I remember one guy who was very pleasant up.to six drinks. But let him take- that »evenUi one and n« becemo a wild man. "Once he thought I.wai a number of the Mafia out to get him. H* came at me with a knife. Fortunately, there was another character in the bar who slugged him in the mouth, so hard that the guy's teeth clamped on the other guy's fist. Both of them were injured." But most of his customers were less violent, and Bob underwent the bartender's legendary chore of listening to their problems. "It got to be pretty bad in a neighborhood bar, where you'd -get two or threa of the same customers every day and that's all," he said. "Thers isn't much to do but §tar« at them." Strauss got started on the i»vera turn of his career in 1996, when he got a job in a.Jersey Joint ai a singing waiter. Most of .the Urn* when he was tending bar he would also entertain the tipplers, employing such props as fright wigs, masks and an ancient fowling pleco with which he coaxed the.stingier customers to buy rounds for th* other guests. In Blytheyitle Ii Ytart Ago Miss Mary Eunice L&yson and Miss Elizabeth Ann Wilson had a party Tuesday night for member* of the Double O Bridge Club and Mrs. Charles G. Morehead at th« Wilson home. Mrs. Sam Florman has returned fro Tuscon, Ariz., where she has spent the past two months. Chester Cladwell Jr. is ill ol measles at his home, MO West Chickasawba Avenue. Judge G. E. Keck who has been ill for more than f week is much improved although he is still confined to his home,— Him and Her Answer to Today's Pun!« ACROSS 1 Sawyer and Becky Thatcher 4- and Eve 8 Feminine appellation 12 Monkey 13 Prescribed portion 14 Wanderer 15 Footlike part 16 Start 18 Made safe 20 Kent again 21 Compass point jj sr 22 Discord 2 , Insects goddess 25 Wild bull of 24 Soil CelebCT 26 and Osiris 27 Health resort 30 Take food 32 On a chair 34 Force 35 Landed property 36 Organ of hearing 37 Persian poet 39 Cravats. 40 Cryptogamous plant 41 Vehicle 42 Defraud 45 Harder to find 49 Forgiveness 51 Exist 52 Seed vessel 53 Hireling 54 Turf 5! Bright uyln|s 56 Fr. summers 51 Worm DOWN ledgers 27 Set of steps 28 Masculine nickname 29 Fruit drinks 31 Scurries 33 Essence 38 Help 40 Post!

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