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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 23, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 19S« THE BLYTHEVILLI COURIER NEWS •na oooium NIWI oa H. W. HAINBS, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor. As«l»Unt Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager SOU National Advertising Representatives: WalUc. Witmer Co., New York. Chicago Detroit, Atlanta, MemphK. 1 mtertd " iecond cl " ! mattM at the post " office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- greet, October 9. 1»17. _____ Member o( The Associated Presa " 8UBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city o! Blythevllle ot any •uburban town where carrier service Is maln- Bv 'mall within a radius of SO miles, J6.50 per year $350 for six months, »2.00 for 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 — « lulltrftli fit'* *" •"" another, who Is weak, eateth herbs. — Romans 14:2. * * st- One man's word is no man's word; we should quietly hear both sides. — Ooethe. BARBS When you learn to jet alons wilh everybody yon quickly find out how scarce happlneM Isn't. * * * A man looks harder when a girl is easy to look at. . * * * No man who is respected as self-made left out the working part*. * * * .. We wonder if, during the heavy flood Mason, younpten art told to keep their clean shoe* off the muddy carpets. * * * It wont be long until folks will be putting In new lawns. Mower trouble for them later on. Stevenson Looming As South's Candidate . Not in a long time has the Democratic party come up with a candidate who has been as appealing to the South as Adlai Stevenson is fast becoming. For years, the Southern Democrat has been a man with no party. On the one hand were the Republicans. The Southerner still doesn't know what he can expect from them, especially in the areas of farm legislation. But on the other hand were the aHrry Trumans, Jake Arveys, Carmine DeSa- pios.Averill Harrimans and (lest we forget) Estes Kefauver. Thi" wing of the South, has never been sympathetic to any but a candidate from this branch of party has been "openly hostile to the the party. Of late, Stevenson has kicked over some of these traces. In response to a guestion a 8 to whether the federal government should use force to implement • integration, he said, "I don't think that would be wise." This touched of some attacks on the man from Illinois by both labor, the NAACP and Kefauver. Kefauver, in a big play for labor and Negro support, took a strong pro-integration stand, in response to a similar question. Harriman also joined in the sniping at Stevenson's down-to earth reply. Stevenson's realistic aproach to integration, coupled with endorsement of 90 percent of parity for basic farm com- moditites, has added considerably to his stature in the South as a candidate. The question is, did he damage himself in other sections of the party to the extent that won't even be on the ballot? If so, the Southern Democrat again will be wondering whether to vote for an unfriendly quantity in the Democrat/ ic Party or an unknown one in the Republican Party. a collapse hav« proved woefully inaccu- r»t«. ThU ii his story, and he's going to stick to It. But just in case it really doesn't work out so neatly as the Kremlin appears to imagine, the Communists have not altogether lost sight of other roads to conquest. Khrushchev plainly indicated Russia's drive to gain control of more land by subversion will 'go on, even to the point of pushing armed revolt if peaceful measures fail. This kind of talk, naturally, is buried deep in the speech. The Kremlin wants the world to believe its emphasis is on peace, cj-exis- tence and a new era of good feeling. But it should be understood once and for all that Moscow does not invite these conditions in the hope of a lasting stability between Ea s t and West. It see peace and co-existence as ways of neutralizing the defensive efforts.of free men, the while Communists are agressively pressing for new conquests on every hand. In other words, what the Reds seek is not tranquillity for its own sake. What they want is freedom to pursue their objective of conquest by every method short of war. And let no one think they bave forsaken -war from now until the end of time. A stalemate in nuclear weapons between Russia and the West makes war a ruinous prospect to the Kremlin at this moment. A sharp break in that stalemate in favor of Russia might readily lead the Kremlin to re-examine its "noble resolve" against war. Khrushchev is using some new bottles but it's the same old wine. And they are still transparent, so all the world may see thier true contents. Hair and Head Splitting Most of the sober analysts studying French politics like to point out that debate in the French assembly is generally on a high intellectual level.' Too high, they say. France's politicians are often rated "overintellectualized hairsplitters." Well, just the other day they were splitting hairs in the assembly again. Only this time, heads were attached to them. The Communists and the right wing Poujadists, novices in politics, got into a rough and tumble that ended with wooden stools sailing through the air. One can almost hear one of France's oratorical specialists commenting loftily on this turn of events: "I used to admire greatly the stylistic flights of some of my colleagues on the right and the left. But lately, something has happened to their political dialogue. It has grown stif- In fact, it has become wooden." Khrushchev's Transparency A§ Kremlin speeches go, N 1 k i t» Khrushchev's address to the 20th Congress of the Soviet Communist party has to be rated a mild one. But he yielded nothing to Stalin himself in his boastful claims of future Soviet conquests. The difference is that Khrushchev, Red party boss, airly asserts that Rus- tia may now b« able to scow these triumph* without any violence whatsoever. He even gots so far as to suggest that communism may win out in some countries by legitimate parliamentary means. That's pretty confident talk. Cm what is it baaed T Examination of his remarks shown it is founded on the nine- lived Soviet belief In the ultimate economic collapse of capitalism in th« West. Khruihchcv leemi unrufled by the fact Uut up U now pr«dicition» of »uch VIEWS OF OTHERS Dainty Hands Much has been said about a woman's ablity to repair anything with a hairpin. That might have been true in a less complicated day, but at the present time — with most women favoring short hair and using various lotions to "set" their coiffures, all that some of the ladies' know about hairpins ia what they "see In the newspapers," so to speak. Surely none of the touted hairpin resourcefulness is displayed when the average woman tries to refold a road map or in her general failure to comprehend that the end of the toothpaste tube should be rolled up as its contents are used. These thoughts are inspired by contemplation of the westh ol new gadgets that poured from Santa's pack this year for the American housewife. A* usual, man has come up with some marvelous worksavers for the ladies. But isn't the home becoming too complicated for the feminine mind? such mechanical marvels into the dainty hands Isn't man risking utter confusion in putting that turn road maps into crushed wads of paper and know only how to clutch when they hold the toothpaste tube? — Mattoon (HI.) Journal- Oazette. SO THEY SAY Neither the Army nor the Navy nor both can prevent bombs from being dropped on New York, We are going to have to have the best Air Force in the world to win (any future war) and it should bt given first priority. — Retired Air Force Gen. George C. Kenney. * * * I learned that i lot of abandoned Ol babies are already spoken for. So I gave up the idea of taking six. Instead I decided to take three. I •houldn't be hoggish. - Veldis A Kelly, Vandalia, 111., businessman, who U In Seoul, Korea, to adopt some orphani. * * ¥ H U my firm conviction Mr. Elsenhower could alt In the (rocking) chair on the front porch of hl» farm house at Gettysburg, Pa., *nd j[ln re- eitctlon without even rocklng.—Bep, Dcwcy Short *., Mo.), who sent President Eisenhower t rocking "Who's Giving Blood—I'm Taking It" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter ft/son's Washington Column Secretary Dulles Will Visit India Under Very Adverse Conditions By PETER EDSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Secretary ol' State John Foster Dulles goes to India In March with half a dozen foul ball strikes called against him. Coming on the heels of the Bul- ganin - Khrushchev propaganda victory tour of South. Asia, the Dulles mission may be something of an anticlimax. The Indians might throw an all-out welcome for President Eisenhower. The reception given Dulles may be somewhat less spectacular. It Is an open secret that India's Prime Minister Nehru has no great love for him. The strain is said to go back to a slight which Dulles jave Nehru while negotiating the Japanese peace treaty. In one of those strange piques of pride, hurt feelings and Oriental -superiority complex 'which westerners can't understand,.India didn't attend the peace conference. Then in 1953 when the tJ.S. opposed India's participation in the Korean cease-fire talks — because India hasn't been in the war — Nehru called Dulles' policy "Immature," for two reasons. First, Nehru thought neutrals might bring the two opponents together. Second, he 'thought Asians should have a voice in settling Asians problems — not non-Asians. As it worked out, India was the neutral power that handled prison- er exchange after the Korean armistice. Dulles has been in South Asia three times since he became secretary of state, but In India only once. This was with Harold Stassen in May, 1953, to talk foreign aid. Vice President Richard M.. Nixon followed this up in November on his good will, round-the-world mission for President Eisenhower. Nixon wasn't too well received, either. In September, 1954, Dulles went to Manila where he signed the SEATO pact, creating the Southeast Asia Treaty Organization. India did not attend and has not joined the alliance, since Nehru opposes all such military pacts. Dulles went to the SEATO conference in Bangkok a year ago. Afterwards he visited Burma to assure Premier TJ Nu that SEATO offered no threat to his neutrality. The job of reassuring Nehru on this score was left to Anthony Eden. Dulles capped his own unpopularity in India when he made hij unfortunate Goa statement about having discussed Portuguese "provinces" in the Far East during the Washington visit of Portugal's Foreign Minister Cunha In Decem her. This being the situation, about the only -thing Dulles and Nehru can talk about to Improve their relations will be American partici pation in India's current five-yea industrialization- plan. Up through last June 30, U.S ad to India has amounted to 52 million dollars. This Includes wheat loan of 100 million dollar and other loans of 100 million. Thi year's budget is for 60 million aid including 10 million In Point Fo" technical assistance. Nearly everyone, who goes to In dla seems to come back convince that.the country is free but ind pendent, neutral but nationalist! socialistic but democratic and ant Communist, badly in need of ecc nomlc help If It Is to be kept ou of the Soviet orbit — and almos Impossible to understand. President Truman's Ambassado Chester Bowles made friends'with Nehru. But the two-bllllon-dolla long-range »id program whic Bowles mapped out, Congress rr fused to consider. Eisenhower administration est mates of what's 'needed varj between 15 million dollars » yea for three years to 250 million do lars a year for five years. • Because of Nehru's unwillingnes to play better ball and the fog I understanding, the chances i large-scale aid seem dim. Any change in the existing situ, U nowhich Dulles can bring aboi should be an improvement. Th present state of strained relation couldn't be worse. By ERSK1NE JOHNSON I NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — <NEA>— Hollywood on TV: Jack Lemnion as ohn Wllkes South Is the best evi- ence yet that live Hollywood tele- sion isn't buying the type-casting em of, Hollywood movies. The screamingly funny Ensign ulver of "Mr. Roberts" and Judy olliday's laugh-mate in "Phffft" t both old Abe and old movie- asting tradition have it in "The ay Lincoln Was Shot," the 90- ninute CBS-TV "Ford Star Juble" show. What's more, Jack a« the mad Sio semper tyrannis" assassin of inooln wasn't even worried about movie-fan reaction. "I may be out of work for 10 ears after this," he kidded, "bu m really not worried about wha Jie fans think. I don't believe that ounts any more. The only thing worry about If Uie performance t has to be good." He'd even like to play Booth in movie version of the Jim Bishop ovel. He told me: "I played heaves In New York TV before coming o Hollywood .but never one as tyllzed as Booth. I'd like to have he time to develop the character nd reveal him as the paranoiac e was." Jack's been pleading with Co- umbia StudSo for a dramatic role > indefinite answers. The TV show should convince hi tovie bosses that he's more than ust t romantic comedy lad. Ed Gardner nixed a .TV come- ack try on Comedy Hour Vorking "on the golf course and he stock market" since complet- ng 39 Duffy's Tavern telefilms, he old me: "I don't want to do any- hing unless I'm happy. But If the tock market goes down, I'll be available as your assistant." Jerry lewta Is all but delivered o MC this year's Oscar Awards on TV ... Ann Harding's fans jever forget. Her appearance on NBC's. Matinee brought her more fan mail than any star has r< celved since the debut of th series. Jack Bailey laid It: "Ive got a Murphy bed » old It goel back to Brldey." Now it's Paramount listening to TV offers for all of its movies re eased prior to 1948. With one ^aramount executive saying, "Wi jan't hold out too long now," I ooks like that famous trademark will be changed to: "If it's a Paramount picture, If the best picture on TV, too." This Is TV. Mrs. Jones: An agent, checking on a. possible tele film lead for ex-kid star Tomm Cook, was told by a casting direc ;or: "I think Tommy has the rol 3ut we can't be sure until the; set the leading lady. As soon a we decide between Zsa Zsa Gabo and Margaret O'Brien, we'll know if it's all right for Tommy." Otto Kruger's been signed fo another 13 weekt as host on LU- Video Theater . . . Liberace's roan ager, Wilson Heller, caught Don aid O'Connor's night-club Imper sonation of Old Smiley. Heller wa easily recognized—he was the onl one who wasn't laughing. , George Dolein will make 17 mor "Count of Monte Cristo" telefilm the Doctor Says — By w' EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. rltten for NBA Service There has been so much dig cussion of heart disease that I suppose more people than usual are worried about heart trouble, including some symptoms which are not serious. Q—My problem is rapid heartbeat—the doctors call it paroxysmal tachycardia, I think. Would you pleise enlighten me on this ailment? — W.L. A—This is a rather common condition in which the heart will beat quite rapidly for a while and normally the rest of the time. People who have it usually feel the rapid heartbeat and sometimes become quite alarmed about it. Actually, it Is usually not associated with any serious heart difficulty. Sometimes it comes to people who are heavy smokers and sometimes for no apparent reason. Not infrequently it lasts for weeks or months and then disappears. A person who notices a rapid heartbeat should go to a physician who will probably take a test known as an electrocardiogram and then if the physician says that it Is not » reflection of heart disease worry should be put aside. Q—A friend of mine who has rheumatism lately has been taking gin mixed with flower of sulphur, epsom salts and salt peter. She claims It has eased her pain a lot and intends to keep it up. Would you please discuss this? — Hopeful. A—If there Is enough gin In the mixture, your friend is taking H is perhaps not surprising she notices net pain less. I, should not think It wise to continue this peculiar mixture, however, for any length of time, Q—The little finger on one hand is gradually pulling over Now It stands at about right angles with my hand. I can close the hand but when I open It the little finger pops out. The cord seems to be tightening, 'making a hard lump at the base of the finger. What do you think of this?—J.R. A—This sounds like some kind of Inflammation of the tendons ot the (Inter, I think It would be wise to consult an orthopedic surgeon. Q—Li Uwre any help lor a per son whose mind Is in a state of utter mental confusion due to a stroke?— S.T. A—It Is barely possible that some drugs might help, and this could be tried under careful direction. Other than this possibility I do not know of any method other than to hope that nature will improve the situation. Q—What makes some births-dry births while others are not? — Mrs. H. A—The child before birth Is enclosed in a sac containing fluid known as the amniotic membrane. Sometimes at the time of birth the wall of this sac breaks before birth has taken place and lets out the amniotic fluid. Under such circumstances the birth Is said to be dry. Q—I am 40 years old and allergic to cold. I cannot stand it when anything cold touches any part of my body. What can I do about it?— Mrs. B.M. A—There are a few unfortunate people who suffer from allergy to cold usually developing hives or some other symptom whenever they come in contact with cold objects or cold atmosphere. Residence in a consiitently warm climate would be one answer. There have been some successes. I believe, In making a person subject to cold allergy less sensitive by gradually increasing their tolerance to cold. Ordinarily, one would try the second measure first. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE 'Silly Bid' Is Not So Dumb By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service "What can West, hope to ga from that silly bid of four hearts? you may ask when you study tt bidding of today's hand. A belt question is: What can West lose b the bid? West was ready to bid fo spades if he got doubled at foi hearts. If everybody passed fo hearts (virtually Impossible), We was willing to lose 50 points p trick instead of allowing the enem to score a vulnerable game The "silly" bid gained for We In a strange way. Terence Rees LITTLE LIZ The odded attraction that theaters, should offer it "No Pop- cora" **" NORTH (D) 4642 V A53 23 4AQJ9J2 WEST EAST 4AKQJ853 4107 V84 VQJ976 »J4 4852 443 4878 . • SOUTH 49 VK102 • AKQ10963 4K10 North-South vul. North Cut Soutk Wed 1A Pasi 2« 24 34 Pau 4 4> 4V(!) p§u Pin t 4> Put PtH Past Opening lead—4 A In London. His wife remains la ;ollywbod to look after t*eir 10- ear-old son, Mickey Braddock, 'ho's the star of Screen Gems' Circus Boy." THE WITNET: Alan Toung'm dea for » TV forma* for mucb- jarrled Artie Shaw — "Do ToB Trust Your WIVES?" v Not in the script :Jeff (Alice Gael) Donnell about sex appeal: It's soemthing to laugh at if you ave it and something to cry about °. you don't." key business .if he had known abou West's solid seven-card spade e South began to worry about bad break in diamonds. Apparentl West had 10 or 11 cards in spade and hearts. There was a goo chance that West had only a sin gleton diamond. Congratulating himself on h foresight, South led a heart to dum my's ace and returned a dlamon to finesse the ten. Reese won th setting trick with the Jack of di monds, all because of his deceptlv bid of four hearts.' Unmoving To Writer By CHARLES MERCER NEW YORK lit)—I seem to be about the only person in the coun- ry who has no emotional reaction o Kalph Edwards' This Is Your Life on' NBC-TV. This Is Your Life, as you doubt- ess know, is a very popular pro- tram with a^ enormous audience enchanted each Wednesday evening at seeing an unsuspecting person have his past life unfolded >y Edwards with the connivance of the person's friends. In seven years of this arduous labor Edwards has caused all but two of his subjects to weep. And, it you can believe what you read, the tears shed weekly by the TV audience would.fill a small reservoir. This Is Your Life also is the program that sometimes ' throw* many astute critics into a rage— an emotion not far removed from tean. "Plain ordinary commercialized sadism" Is the way one esteemed syndicated columnist las characterized it. Well, the other day when Edwards dropped Into New York from his Hollywood habitat we had a chat. It was rather an odd Interview because Edwards scarcely got a word in. He impresses me at i carefully controlled but basically pretty emotional' guy who honestly believes in his program as an instrument of good emotional release. I told him that his program fascinates me technically but that possibly because of a regrettably low emotional pitch I've never shed a tear while viewing it. I believe, I said, that every subject for one of his profile! must have suffered some traumatic experience, emotional or physical. Edwards didn't altogether agree, but he understood what I meant. We all bear scars — u only the long absence of a beloved relative. In reunion or recollection we sometimes cry. What's wrong with tears? When I returned from overseas after World War H I met my wife to a crowded railroad station and we both cried. We weren't embarrassed. If we'd met on This Is Your Life we'd have cried — and the public be damned. In Blytheville IS Yean Ago Mrs. W. O. Reeves Is resting well at Walls Hospital where she underwent an operation Wednesday. Mary Sue Berryman, Barbara- Culllson and Viriginia Swearengea are new members o! the J. Q. O. club which met Tuesday afternoon at the home of Luella Barnes. Miss Winnie Turner spent Saturday in Memphis with Miss Willie Laws,on. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Berry and Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Friend spent Sunday in Little Bock. Planetarium Answer to Today't Punle the great English expert, held th West cards. He opened the ace spades and continued with the three of spades at the second trick. This was safe enough, since East was sure to have either * high spade or « trump, so there was no chance that South could win the trick with t spade. Tills sequence confirmed South's Impression that West had only moderate length In spades. Hence there was no reason for'South to disbelieve the bid of four hearts (South mljl-.t have suspected mon- ACROSS 1 Important planet 6 Most remote known planet 11 Mountain spurs 13 Expunged 14 Taciturn 15 Venerate 16 Congers 17 Earth is a planet 19 Sea eagles 20 Astronomical table: 22 Italian river 26 Anger 27 Through 30 Get up 31 Versus (ab.) 32 Bear constellation 33 Deimoi and Phobos are iti satellites 14 Symbol for tellurium. 19 In company 38 Conclusion 37 Pronoun 38 Interpret! 39 Motive 41 Awry (dial.) 44 Stitch 45 Expectorate 49 Pompous show 51 "Lily maid of Attolat" S3 Nullifies M"Ringed" planet J» Mental opacity it Turf anew DOWN I Holder lor fiowtn 2 Iroquoian Indian 3 Feminine ..-' nickname 4 Shoshonean Indians 5 Oriental coin 6 Priority (prefix) 7 Washes 8 Employer 23 Persia 9 Gull-like bird 24 Feathered 10 Poems friend 12 Greek portico 25 Worm 13 Mistakes 27 Goad 18 The planets 28 Domestic slave are part of the29 Tatters 32 Rubber tree 20 Alg onquian 34 Pesters Indian (var.) 35 Scottish alder 21 Compass point tree 22 Domesticated 37 Him 39 Peruses 40 Is indebted 41 MimkJ 42 Storm 43 "Emerald Isle" ! 45 Glut I 46 Papal name 47 Nested boxel 48 Care for SO English river 52 Gibbon

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