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PAGE IIX BLYTHEYlT,tE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, NOVEMBER T, 195J TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TIB COURIER NBW» CO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher 1URRT A. HAINES, Bdltor, Assisttnt Publish* PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manner Sole National Advertising Repr««ntativei: W»Uae« Witmer bo., New tart, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphii. Entered u »econd claw matter at the post- •fflw at Blytheville, Arkanssi, under act ot Contra, October 9, 1917. Member of Tht Associated Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blyhevilie or any suburban town where carrier service ia maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, M.50 per year 13 50 for six months, 12.00 for three monthts: by mail outside 50 mite tone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS And the people with one accord jive h«*rf unto th«e thlnji which Philip ipake, hearinf and aeetaf the mlraclei which he did.—Acts !:6. * * * We must not lit down, and look for miracles Tip, and be doing, ind the Lord will be with thee. Prayer and pains, through faith in Christ JMUS, will do anything.—Eliot. BARBS Flood time Is when jounistens are warned to le«p their clean iho«« off the muddy carpets. * * * Any wealthy man who ha« really worked for all he's worth deserves credit. * # * A drunken driver wrecked a house trailer by driving his auto into the side of it. Another way for drink to break up a home. * * * A Louisiana woman jare Wrth to triplet!. Now ihe'll need a larrer home—«nd there will be other change* made. * * * The Ohio man who was jailed for swindling hU friends strung them along until he reached tht end of his string. Think, Then Vote, But Be Sure to do Both If tomorrow should dawn' dark, cold and damp, it will still be your duty to get yourself and your family to the polls. This is the prime ingredient of our entire democracy . . . this business of voting. Democracy begins and ends with the people's vote. It's no longer a privilege to vole, but an obligation. Turning to the issues, it is difficult to see how anyone could be closer to ward politics than the people themselves. Fluoridation is different. It is endorsed by medicine men, not obscure "experts" on this and that from here and there. American Medical Association—a group so conservative as to be downright painful in its slowness to accept even the most wonderful drugs — has stamped fluoridation with a big "OK." American Dental Association, another super-conservative body, has done the same. U.S. Public Health Service, which, we've never been convinced, has an axe to grind, has said it's good. But more important, our own "medicine men," the men to whom we entrust the lives of our wives, children and ourselves, year after year, crisis after crisis, say this is a good thing. Their word is more than enough, even without all the rest. New Heights Achieved Unless the chimmeys at General Motor's plants suddenly grow cold, this mammoth automaker will establish in 1955 the first one-billion-dollar net profit in America's business history. For the first three quarters of the year the company made a net of !)13 million dollars, already greater than its previous year long total of 834 million achieved in 1950. So it can hardly miss. The significance of this is not simply the evident well-being of General Motors or even of the motor industry. What it conveys is the health and, more importantly, the growth of the whole United States. In the pinched dayn of the 1930'i when we talked of a limited and "maturing" economy, the man who forecast a. billion-dollar profit for any company would have been laughed off. Letters to The Editor— Demr .Sir: My concern it the fluoridstion ordinance. It wiU indeed b« a 5 »d day (or our city if this ordinance U defeated, I htv« always b**n proud M Blytheville as being a progressive city. I cannot ait back now and let a very small minority attack a public health measure without speaking up. It U unfortunate that every advance in public health brings to light a group of cnuadera who are determined to "save the public" from th« Imaginary danger* of the IMW public health pro- o*4urt, Ata kodtr, ta ipit* ot Uw experience with chlorination of water supplies and pasteurization of milk, in spite of the many lives saved by these two measures there are still some individuals trying to save the public from those "hazards." Ironically enough, the same arguments used against those two measures are being used today in Blytheville and all through Arkansas against fluoridation. We have been deluged with the charge that this measure has had very little study. We can contrast this with the fact that about 5,000 titles of scientific .articles bearing on physiological effects of fluorides appear in the list compiled at the Kettering Laboratory, University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. Citizens of Blytheville should ask themselves this question: Which of the following groups is more likely to have reliable Information regarding the effectiveness and safety of fluoridation: (1) professional organizations in the health field, including the American Medical Association. American Dental Association. National Research Council, American Public Health Association and other similar groups, or (2 purveyors of so-called health foods, publicity seekers, and writers of "sensation" articles. T have a critical analysis of a recent article published in Coronet, Anyone interested may come by and examine it. I would recommend that any citizen still on the fence about his vote on this measure should re-read whai they have seen against fiuohdaiion and check oii two things <li the dace of the statement and <2> the credentials of the writer. I want fluoridation benefits for my children and all children in this community—and I don't want to wait ten years for it. It will be unfortunate if hundreds of our younger children are denied this benefit because of half-truths voiced by a small group which is apparently dedicated to v the perpetuation of misinformation. Sincerely, JAMES C. GUARD. Dear Sir: A few weeks ago Dr. Sebelius, a dental healrh officer, made a speech to Memphis Rotary Club. In which he strongly criticized Major Thomas Allen, president of Memphis Power. Light & Water Division, for taking his stand against fluoridation. This man seemed to go on the idea that his audience knew nothing on the subject, and he could make any claim he desired. He said: "Fluorine is a nutritional element and 100 million people are drinking it." Both of these claims are untrue; nutrition Is either of plant or animal origin. Fluorine comes from neither source, and is not required lor either plant or animal life. Fluoride is a fluorine compound, and no chemist or anyone else has even proved that fluorine in any form is needed in human nutrition. The Department of Water Supply Gas & Electricity of New York does not specifically recommend the Ingestion of fluorides by anyone, although It recognizes that such exposure is inevitable because of the ubiquitous character of fluoride. The addition of this substance is not concerned with water quality or its improvement. No one has suggested that water may cause dental carles in children. As to 100 million people drinking fluoridated water! Well, the best the pros claim is under 21 million. What, does a mere 79 million difference mean to public health fluoridators? Dr. F. A. Arnold Jr., director of National Institute of Dental Research, has this to say to a U. g. Representative searching for facts: "As of May 20, 1955, in this country the water supplies of 1.085 communities, representing a population of nearly 21 million persons, were being fluoridated." Our Agriculture Department in its 1939 Yearbook, (page 212), says: "Fluorine has been shown to be the cause of a disfiguring dsntal disfa.se known as mottled enamel of fhionsi.s." This is the result, of scientific investigation, and at thnt time in line with the USPHS, before the front office put the damper on the real findings of the qualified investigators. Sincerely Yours, T. LINDQUIST. D. C. VIEWS OF OTHERS Atomic Farming What will farming be like in the Atomic Age? That question is asked, and an answer undertaken, in a Progressive Farmer article which suggests that fancy cannot outrun what some sober men of science are predicting in that field. Let's take a look at the farm of (he future, one geared to the atomic age. There'll be an atomic tratcor, smaller, stronger than any known and capable of running years without refueling. Suitcase-size atomic engines will provide power for crop production, orchard spraying and for irrigation. An atomic watermiiker may bring a growing season in a drouth year. Fields will be fuller; plants may look different. "Not only is it possible to increase substantially the yields of food crops now known," says Dr. John C. Bugher of the Atomic Energy Commission staff, "but through the application of radiation to plant genetics, it is feasible to compress into a span of two or three years what would have taken a century of laborious plant breeding and selection to accomplish." Cattle, sheep and livestock will look different. Atomic researchers say that since higher yields and resistance to disease can be induced in plants, why not in animals? The possibilities include "new" hogs resistant to erysipelas, cattle that defy brucellosis, and hot weather, sheep that give improved wools. Atomic power will handle the grain, grind the /«ed, clMJi the barn, do a hundred other chores now requiring gasoline, electricity or manpower. An atomic rocket scooter will enable visits 2.000 miles away after Sunday church services, with return before night — miles will be measured in seconds in atomic flight. Atomic sky trucks will make the whole world a potential market for all the products of the farm, with perishables harvested one day being offered the next for sale in Africa, Slam or Australia, That's Just part of the atomic picture. Other research promises to turn fuel directly into energy, to produce food from carbon dioxide, water, and sunlight without using plants as "stor- • ge bins"; to determine why we deteriorate with the years and to wipe out epidemics from infectious tgents. Makes farming sound more attractive than ever, doesn't it? — Hifrh Point (N. C.) Enterprise. SO THEY SAY As early us October, 11M1, when T returned from Moscow to report to President Roosevelt, I Atat«d that in my opinion as long us Molotov was foreign minister It would be difficult, If not impossible for us to come to any understanding with the Soviet government. — Avcrell Harrlman tay» It would b« "good news" for America If Ruiula'i Molotov wen removed »s foreign mln- tetw. 'Don't Worry About the Ghosts—Watch the Live Ones' Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — iNEAt— Behind the Screens: Jane Darwell, the unforgettable "Ma" in "The Grapes 01 Wrath," blew out 76 candles on her birthday cake last week but there will b« no blackout of her acting: carwr "until I drop. I'd be bored to death if I retired." A movie actrass since 1914, Jane's still leaping from one role to another, in films, and in TV, Even hectic live TV performances like her recent "House 'of Shadows" emoting on Climax are in the fun league for Jane. Youngsters get hysterical but Jane re-1 mains calm—"I just don't let live [ TV bother me." f A favorite of Director John Ford,! Jane says he's the greatest di-| rector in'Hollywood "because he| gets natural performances. He! knows what he wants. He doesn't! rehearse scenes until you are black j and blue in the face." ported him from Broadway for his independent film company. But the Ciirtiz company closed shop before Mitchell landed in front of the camera. He's gone from hoofing to bit roles and back but "The Peace Maker" is his first starring part His biggest acting role until now was the deaf mute in "The Prodigal." He laughs: . "I'm an old face lull a new voice. This Is the first time I've ever had more than a couple of pages of dialogue." TV Producer flu I Kanter explaining his boss, George Gobel, in Coronet Magazine: "Deadpan indeed. George Is the most living- pan artist with whom I have ever worked. His eyes are articulate to [he point that they can tell more of a story than a series of jokes, a complicated physical maneuver or a musical underscoring," Peter 'Cdson's Washington Column — GOPs Farm Program Is Signal For All-Out Race for Farm Vote By PETE REDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — tNEAt— Thoroughly alarmed by the political dangers of sagging r'arm prices, the Republican administration is now planning to spend hundreds of | gram won't be known until Con- millions of dollars to win back, the farm vote. This is the real significance of Details of .the new Benson program will be unfolded gradually. The plan to buy canned pork meats, cured hams and lard is merely a first step. The plan to buy surplus U.S. sugar is second. The full pro- the six-point supplementary farm program announced by President Eisenhower at Denver after conference with Secretary of A culture Ezra Taft Benson. his ;ress reconvenes in January. Some administration officials believe that the Secretary of Agriculture has ample authority under present law to put new policies into operation. Benson himself does porary surplus perishables that affect the. market. The 85-million- dollar pork purchase money comes out of this. The Department of Agriculture's other programs get 787 million dot-1 Hal Makelim. lars in direct appropriations rorj ' Zsa Zsa Gabor stranded on ; desert island with her hubby aniij her lover: It happens in "The Lit-! tie Hut," a play In which she'll [ star. It opens in Miami in January.! Since Frank Sinatra's ultimatum' about Ava Gardner, Stanley Krnm-.' er is making **yes ai boih Gina' Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren for 1 a glamor, role with Prankie and Gary Grant in "The Pride and the, Passion." ; Joel McCrea'F chip off the old I black, 21-year-old Jode, nixed a; couple of studio contracts to finish! college. He's making his acting] debut between lessons with Pop ini "The First Texan." But he's defi-J nitely decided to follow an acting j career. . j New high fn star participation deals: Spencer Tracy, it's said,! will collect one third 01 the profits | when he stars in the film version of "The Old Man and the Sea." If Marlon Brando can sing and I dance in "Guys and Dolls." James! Mitchell can turn on the high-, powered emoting. Cyd CharisseV onetime hoofing partner and the' dancing Curly in . "Oklahoma!," Mitchell's now playing a former western gunman turned Parson in "The Peace Maker" for Producer Modern version of the "Which way did they po?" start of an Art- 7.ona .Manhunt in Bottom or the Bottle" brings out a posse of rich ranchers who arrive In Cadillacs pulling- horse trailers! Hear It Now; It's amusing about U-I's efforts 10 lasso Mario Lanza for another remake of "The Phantom of the Opera." In the silent version, Norman Kerry, who's su- in£ Lanza for alleged damages to the house he rented to the tenor, played the romantic lead. Gina Lollobriffida fs screaming about the taxes slapped on her movie earnings *>y the Italian government. She has to shell out for pictures she makes outside of Italy and doesn't like the idea. News item from New York: "Gary Cooper makes his TV debut Nov. 14 on NBC." Steve Allen, who had Gary as his TV guest recently. will debate the point to the last yup. Bear Wrestlers Are Needed this year. Under the new program, the 98- million-dollar research program will be stepped up by an as yet unknown amount. The 295-million-dollar soil and not think so. He will therefore wait agricultural conservation programs on congressional approval before getting too far out on a limb. Any new program additional money will, of course require a congressional appropriation. This year Congress thought the secretary didn't ask for enough Politically, this new Republican farm program has the effect of being' a counterproposal to offset the stand taken by Democratic leaders Adlal E. Stevenson, Gov. Averell Harnmiin and others in, favor of 90 per rent price supports, j money and forced more on him So while spokesmen for both: What Congress will do with new panics may deny it, the race is on| ff rm legislation if present law to set* which party can promise farmers the most. It i.s lops bid by boih to buy vote. That this rivalry . . 350 million acres out of production r ?,r."Jlf by a subsidy of $10 an acre, it thrown open for amendment is anybody's guess. The grand total of all money available to Department of Agricul- shame the farm comes a year ahead of next election day is a record. It is the decline in farm income I lnrs - Jt includes a two-billion-dollar and the rise in the cost of things I increase (to 12 billion dollars) for farmers buy that spark this early poliU'ial auction. Republican leaders realize they can't afford to sacrifice a single congressional seat next year—even for a princi- pie. ture this year is, in round numbers, a staggering 3.7 billion dol- crop loans and 388 million dollars for electrification and farm home loans. It also includes 30 per cent of all will be stepped up. If this involves taking 10 per cent of America's would cost 350 more a year. Expanding aid million dollars to low-income Mitchell's been. In Hollywood since 1948 when GRAND MARAIS, Mich. W — Wildlife researchers have been studying bears, up close. Big bears they catch — 15 so far this year — Mike Curtiz im-: in traps made out of big steel culverts. With the bear inside, they pump some anesthetic in. then attach their ear tags, record weights and measurements and depart while bruin is snoozing. Bui there was a demand this year for a check on little bears. Some small steel traps were put out, and soon the news came: a , customs receipts, an estimated 195; gram could j million dollars for purchasing tern- j dollars. farm families can cost as much as Congress wants to put into it. The government now has over. seven billions dollars' worth of! trumps.) surpluses. This includes 2.6 billion dollars' worth of wheat and 1.4 billion dollars' worth of corn. Selling this for feed at only a 10 per cent loss would cost three hundred million dollars. Nobody has estimated the cost of trying to get the "suitcase" farmers out of production on marginal lands in the dust bowl. But the total cost for this new Benson supplementary farm pro- ruffed a club. Then he cashed the king of trumps and led another trump to West's queen. By this time West had only spades left, and the temptation to cash the top spades was very strong. West resisted the tempta- . P n ntU rpd lion because he knew that South I ? was captmcd. held four spades. South would 1 A research crew set out, with make the rest, thus fulfilling the j notebook, pencils, tapes and such contract. West knew about" the ~ nil the equipment needed with reach one billion the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Prom time to time influenza—i tried out! the dread "flu" bug—has spread! It is uncertain as to whether any over large sections of the world. | vaccine now available would defi- Those who are struck down diir-j nitely stop a world-wide epidemic. ing the first few weeks ot such i However, there is evidence that a epidemic;, may not be hit hard. But I properly constituted vaccine as the time goes by the Rets wor.se. Victims develop high lever and more prostration; more develop pneumonia and other serious complications. Even when epidemic influenza is at its peak, however, those who go to bed at once imd stay there until their fever has been down lor several days almost always cover. Unfortunately, when a bad epidemic is present n u m e r o u s members of (he same family may. be struck ill at about the same t time. Thus, the one most nearly j well is under great pressure to i>et' up and tnke care of others. This early rising iroin the sick bed carries terrible risks. The last world-wide epidemic of influenza was that of 1917-18. Dtir-j ing that period more people in the United States died from intluenza or its immediate complications effective in at least some of the cases. Further Improvements in a vaccine against influenza are to be expected from additional research. It may be mentioned that the vaccine is prepured from viruses „. i grown on egg yolk, and therefore e- i a few people who are sensitive to eggs or chicken should not receive What we hope for particularly Is the development of a highly eifec live vaccine before the next worldwide epidemic hits us, [he latter being a likely possibility because of the history of the disease. than were killed In World War I. Since then there have been some large epidemics though none as bnd. The cause of influenza is a virus. But there are several varieties which have been found in lesser epidemics. They go under such names as Vurus A, A prime, and B. Influenza viruses can be grown by A complicated method on egg yolk. What Is needed to combat in- fluenzft is a method of preventing it. The most promising line, as with many other diseases, is the development of a vaccine which can be given to human beings and which will raise their resistance to thii disease. Much research work has ROHO in to c!forts to develop such a vaccine but. it has been hampered. Not only nre there technical difficulties In preparing n vaccine which would do the Job (i^nlnst all the wieties of virus, but also there ha* l»en comparatively little influenza during the pnst few years which • VACdn* could t>* THE OFFICE BOY opened the door of the very busy editor and said, "There are two men here to see you sir. One is a poet and the other is hard of hearing." "Very well," an swered the editor. "Go and tell the poet the deaf man is the editor. And close my door ax you leave."—L«- mtr (Mo.) Democrat. THE DIVORCE court records In- cate that differences between husband and wife do not cause as many divorces as indifference between husband and wife. — Klngsport (Tcnn). Times. LITTLf LIZ Poist is what makes it posstWt for o ptrson to try on iho« w»nn ht hoi MM In M> tocki. •«•• • JACOBY ON BRIDGE West Resists Spade Lead By OSWALD JACOBY Written for XEA Service North's bid of two no-trump in today's hand may seem very foolish at first glance, but it was ac* tually a very fine choice. It was clear that North would double his vulnerable opponents if he really had a good hand and strength in. their suit, so that the bid of two! no-trump was bound to mean that he had a differnt kind of hand. There would be no need for a spades because South couldn't i one exception. No experienced bear have any more clubs or diamonds, wrestler. That's what they needed and it was easy to count thei most - with n cou P le of tocs in the trumps.) 1 tra P. was n mature 315-pound .,, , . ,, . black bear. And he was mad After coming lo this conclusion. ^ managed to pin the bear, West led a low spade East put t fJalls >• t ^ „ ; up the nine, and South won with| about d tner the vital ,„. jack. Now South had to lose three spade tricks, and the game contract was defeated. —The bidding has been: South Wut North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Hearts Pass 7 You, South, hold: *K3 VAQ104 »AJ43 *852 What do you do? A—Pass. North has made a weak response, and you have a minimum opening bid without even the advantage of good distribution. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question Just answered. You, South, hold: 4>KQ3 ¥AQJ5 »AJ43 *8 5 What do you do? Annwer Tomorrow tistics. But if you want an experienced hear wrestler. look elsewhere for him. Tile research crew has retired. WE DON'T know about flying saucers but. one thing is certain. There'll be plenty of trial balloons zooming through the air during the coming months. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. A NEWS STORY says that people in the Northeastern states are learning to live with hurricanes. It must be somewhat like co-existence with potential enemies in the atomic age. You either live with them, or you don't.—Lexington Herald. AWKWARD AGE. When a girl's too old to count on her fingers but too young to count on her legs.— Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette. Song Fest Answer to Previous Puzzle NORTH * » V 5 » A87643 A AQ973 WEST (D) * A K 10 5 3 2 EAST 497 V96J • K 1095 4 10 842 SOtltH AQJ86 VAK 10873 *Q + K J5 *« East-West ml. Wert North Eut South 1 4 Past Pass Double 2* ZN.T. Paw 3* Past 4 * Double 4 V Pass Past Pass Opening lead— « Q ACROSS 1 Singer. — Crosby 5 Operatic solo 9 Demented 12 Scent 13 Fast season 14 Exist 15 Turpentine tree 17 "The World Symphony" 18 Philippine island 3 Standard 4 Large 5 Fourth Arabian caliph 6 Milk curdler 1 Preposition 8 One of the "Three Musketeers" 9 Stringed instruments 10 Scope 11 Moist 16 Animal* 20 Din 19 Twelve noon 22 Smelling 21 Melody organs 26 Without laughter 28 Comforted 30 Hireling 31 Asterisk 33 Prescribed portions "fancy" bid if North held length in the unbid major, for then he would be glad to bid it. Hence, very' logically. North's bid meant that he had length and strength in both minor suits ind that he wanted South to choose one of the minors. As it happened, South was not Interested In cither -"(nor suit. He reached a rather normal contract of four hearts—which only careful detenu could beat. West opened the queen of diamonds, and dummy won with the ace. Declarer got to his hand .with the ice of trumps, finessed the queen of clubs, discarded A diamond on the act of cluba, lad canals U Male cat mCtny (coll.) 3$rr*ncb island* S2Uv*» HHrip H Gloomy S7R*ddi*b- browo pigDMOt 3t Harden* » Son of Noah (Bib.) 41 Indian weight 42 Musical cat 44 None god WLfMttW 49 Rent S3 Mineral rock M Went back M Abstract btlnt 97 Indian H Repetition SJDistreu signal M Drove II Bridge DOWN 1 Larvae 1 Notion instrument speech 40 More torrid 43 Fish 45 Approaches 46 Enemies 47 Italian river 48 Withered 50 Upon 51 Caterpillar hair 52 Paradise 55 Communist

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