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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1954 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- office at BlytlwVille, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. ^^ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per year, $2.50 lor six months. JJ.25 lor Ihrtc months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And he said, Lord, I believe. And he wonhlpiwd him.—John S:38. * * * Christian faith Is a grand cathedral, with divinely pictured windows. Standing without you see no glory, nor cnn imagine any. But standing within every ray of light reveals a harmony of unspeakable splendors.—Hawthorne. Barbs In some cases, silent people are just speaking their minds. * * * A student lamp made In 1840 was presented to an eastern college. Likely reminded professors of the days when scholar*} used to study. * * * An Indiana hen laid two eggs in four hours. Egged on by the farmer, we'll bet. * * * The average woman Is interested In the shape of things to oornejudglnr by the way she reads the fashion ads. * ¥ ¥ An Alaska man climbed a mountain and had Bis face frozen. He's all set to play poker. Geographical Safety Outmoded In both world wars of the past, we've been fairly immune from direct attack largely because of geography. To the east, the west and the south were the major oceans and allies. To the north, in addition to Canada, was the vast expanse of the Arctic. For foes with conventional weapons, on opposite sides of the globe, we were simply too "far away" to be handed a knockout blow. Just how much our position has changed was pointed up. rather sharply, we think, by some dovetailing recent news reports. Their mcsnagos, briefly, were these: One. At this year's Moscow May Day parade, the Russians showed off their newest bomber, it long-range, four engine jet which could probably carry an A-bomb to moat of our large cities. Now, in a dispatch from London. H former Soviet Air Force colonel says the number of bombers in action should already be 40 to GO. Planes which are even better, he warns, can be expected at any time. Two. Navy Secretary Charles S. Thomas is willing to go even further. He said in a recent speech that the Ueds have developed A-bombin« planes which can now fly "faster than sound." Three. An unnamed Communist, reportedly seeking U. S. asyulm, says Russia has set up airplane buses less than i!00 miles from the North Pole on two floating islands of ice. The aforementioned long-range bombers have thus moved HKX! miles closer, he claims, to U. S. industrial centers. Four. American Aviation, a magazine of the aircraft industry, reports of new lied rtA'omiai.ssanct' pianos ''callable oi Hying over Alaska and UVLMI i'each- ing San Francisco." Some intelligence reports suggest that they've already done so, it adds, and are pin-pointing possible targets. Five. According to other stories, Russian subs and helicopters have been making regular spying missions near and over Canada's Arctic. A chief objective, it's said, is the new Distant Early Warning Line. This is a shield of radar stations intended to give us a six-hour warning of airborne attacks from the north. Fit these reports together and they form an alarming picture. Exactly how true they are is something we cannot know, since the stories, except for one are not from official sources. But even if only half are true, this much would seem to be certain: The public must realize fully that our old geographical safeguards at last have been overcome. Our only security now is our power to answer force with force at the earliest sign of attack—and that depends, for the moment at least on possession of overseas bases. As our leaders have told us many times, a withdrawal to isolation would condemn us to death and ruin. The Future of American Colleges The average American college already is overcrowded. It is having increased trouble getting and holding com• potent teachers. It is faced with major financial problems caused by balooning operating costs. Yet, compared with what is to come, it is currently sitting pretty. According to recent figures, college enrollment today (2,500,000) is the largest in peacetime history. And the "baby boom" of the Forties has not begun to be felt yet. When it does we are in for trouble. Within another 10 years, it is said enrollment will jump to over 4,000,000, or 50 per cent more students than are squeezing on campus today. Finding a place to put them, and finding professors to teach them, will be serious national problems. This, of course, is hardly surprising. The dilemma of snowballing school enrollment is one that is now familiar to almost every community. It is currently most acute in our public elementary schools, and soon will be felt in our high schools as the wave of new pupils advances. But Hie problem, as viewed from the college level, includes an important factor which may make it extra severe. Most elementary and high schools are supported by public funds. The need for new expansion can thus be financed in full, however painful the job may be, through federal, state and local taxation. And as pressure from parents steadily mounts, it almost certainly will be. But a college or university may have to fend for itself. Institutions of higher learning currently numbers 1900 and roughly two thirds are private. In order to meet their expansion needs, those without state support will have to rely, for the most part, on gifts from alumni mid corporations. The only other alternatives—raising their rales of tuition or cutting down their activities—-are loaded with serious dangers. Tuition rates, for instanct, nre higher today than ever before. Boosting them even more would force many thousands of (nullified students to curtail their educations. As reported in recent surveys, practically every college has financial headaches already. Many will run in the red this year and will have to engage in fund-raising drives merely to balance their books. The prospect of finding additional cash to prepare for the needs of tomorrow can only be classed as grim. Just how much must be found, in roughly another decade or so, was revealed at a recent meeting uf the American Council on Kducation. Dr. Arthur S. Adams, president, said adequate housing and classrooms ukme would cost some $12,000,000,000. And besides putting up new buildings, he added, the schools must recruit and pay about 100,000 new teachers. It is truly a staggering challenge, but one I hat will have to be met. At stake is essential training for America's future leadership, on which may depend our survival. Republican Dog Pound vVjfl Peter tdson's Washington Column —Republicans Going to College In Try for First-Timers' Vote By DOUGLAS LAUSKN NEA Staff or respondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The Republicans are making a major pitch to "first voters." those young people who will be eligible to go to the polls for the first time in the upcoming congressional elections. OOP exports believe that the estimated 5.000.000 men and women in this category could swing many borderline districts. Tons of campaign literature and mlcs of Instructions on how to corral first voters are daily going out of the offices of the Young leptibllcnn National Federation, ft part of the national committee. H's being gobbled up and used efficiently by stntc and local young OOP groups nround the country, iommittce spokesmen cltiirn. A major goal is to get the young people to register, which they are loiug in great numbers, It is re-, lortetl. The biggest piirt oi this effort is :Iirectett at organizing Republican ::lubs in colleges. John Begg. n young California!! with a pleasant manner, n crew-cut unti n taste for bright yellow but Ion-clown shirts and dark flannel suits, is louring I he campuses n round the country sparking the drive. So far. he reports, 435 active co- .legc OOP clubs h.'.vc been formed and queries are eumini; in from i scores more daily on how clubs .be'startetf. The central campaign idee he's trying lo sell to the undergrads is the same one offered to the general voter. That is, to support the Republican congressional candidate so thfit Ike will have ft majority In Congress and keep getting his programs made into law. In his travels so far Begg has found that these college kids are fnuikly critical of both parties. But he says he believes Ihnt their sentiments are basically with the Eisenhower program . SUtdents from the fnrm belt, he Niiy.s, are naturally interested In the new Ike farm program of flexible supports, ' 'They believe that the country could not have gone along forever under the old system," he reports, "and they are wilting to give this new idea a fair chnnce." They're all Interested in the country's foreifin policy, lie says, and amazingly well-informed about current developments. lie claims that they are not concerned with the unemployment problem, voice no fears of depression and do not appear interested in tux matters. Universal military training is a program many of them are for been use the draft threat exists for most of them, he has discovered. Surprisingly, he has found, the col- ley c kids are about equally di- vuiCd on Ike's program to reduce the voting age to 18. In 1952 Eisenhower campaign leaders disagreed about shooting at the first-voter group. It was argued that the college students tradtlonnlly tended to be liberal, even a little left-wing, and would vote Democratic if they voted at all. It was also said that most young voters had the Democratic-thinking habit because they had known no other administration in power in Washington since they had been politically conscious. But because Ike was personally Interested in trying to reach this group nn effort was made to sell them on the Republican Party. The results in 1952 were startling. It Is now claimed at GOP headquarters than an overwhelming: number of first voters went for Ike and the Republicans 1952. Somewhere along the ! college student bodies had become conservative with a Republican, inclination, they say. It's this attitude, plus the continued personal popularity of Ike in this age group, which the young Republican group at the national committee are exploiting with all their might. The young Democrats, on the other hand, are making only fraction of the effort for first voters which they marie in 1952. They had a man doing Begg's job then, but the effort is by mail now. They would like to do more, they say, but they don't have the funds. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. VIEWS OF OTHERS Some Rascals Left Congressman Walter Jiuid lias pointed up a fault the Elsenhower administration tins not corrected yet. It is n fiiult noted by oilier observers us well. The (null? Too mimy New Dealers are still in the State Department m policy jobs, protected by what Judd calls the "sensility system."' The Mmne. i '0tii congresMiian snid one of the New Dealers told him soon after the Eisenhower election that the GOP landslide would not affect the Acheson gang in (lie State Department. "We'll Rive Socveuxry Dulles the, Byrnes treatment." this New Dealer told Judd. "Wlnle Dulles is out ot the country, we'll be busy ill work making policies he will have to execute." In recent lesiiinony before the Jenncr Committee of the Senate, Sprmlle Bradcn, a former anti-Communist State Department official, related that too many employes of the Achcson State Department were soft toward communism. There were not so many Coivimunisls as such, Brnden snid, but "... an awful lot*of . . . interventionists, collect i vjsis, 'do-gooders', misinformed idealists nnd what-not that were easily led . . . " . Asked by Sen, Watkins if there hits been a reform since Acheson, Brnden replied. "I haven't been uhle to soo U." It is past time for action on Acheson holdovers tor they arc part and parcel of the "moss is Washington" the Republican Party has R mandate lo clean up. — Kmgbport (Tenn,) News, A rather common chimge in appearance which -should be considered a normal accompaniment of elderly life is the subject brought up in today's Iirsl U'ttev, Q—I have a wliite rinfi forming around the pupil of my eye \\lm-h Ls (jotting larger. Do .Tou know what thi.s woulei be? Mrs .D.S. A—In all probability this Ls a ring of slight degeneration seen in | ai;ed persons and comitiR under j the name of arcns scmlis. It apparently does not have any definite -significance so far as vision or eye health Ls concerned and one should not worry about it. ; prostate without too great dlffi- j rulty. Q—I.s there n way of preventing rolrt son's on tin* lips caused by exposure to sun on the loaches? H.W.F. A—Cold sores of this type are presumably the result of virus which remains present in the lips, but which becomes active whrn exposed to excessive sun. Most people with this difficulty must realize that they cannot take as much sun as others without acti- vt\Urn; the cold sores; it is possible that your pliy.sicinn or a skin .specialist could give you n protective ointment to put on the lips which would somewhat lessen the clanger of developing bad sores. i ((—I should like to see some dis- i cus.sion of panniculltLs. Mrs. S. i A—This is a term which means i ml lamination of the fatty tissue. In practice it means that the fatty 1 tissue is sore to touch and may .be associated with some aching or 1 pain. Its cause is often obscure : nnd it may be associated with i other forms of rheumatic disorders or arthritis. If a person with pan- niculitis loses weight and thereby I sheds some of the fat the symp- > toins are likely to be somewhat j unproved. I tj—Will you please give me some ideas on a good everyday menu for a salt-free diet. A.N.S. A—A salt-dree diet should not be allowed except under the advice o£ a physician but if it is needed I should recommend the book by Payne and Callahan called the LO\V SODIUM COOK-BOOK, published by Little, Brown and Company. Q—I am 65 years old and wear a truss for nn inguinal hernia. I have no pain or difficulty but woa- der whether I should try .surgery or injection treatment. V.E.X. A—It is possible that n truss is the best answer to your question depending on the seventy oi the hernia, your occupation and other (actors. It Is my belief that this should be decided individually by consultation v.uh an expmonct-ct surgeon. <}—Would it be possible (or a man 80 yenvs old to survive an operation for an enlarged prostate Island? WAV. A—Experience in recent yenr.s has indicated that oitontimes even qr '? elderly mm i-nn WH'I '-\\:\ an appropriate opera lion on the WHAT BECAME of the old-fashioned idea that if we fed the foreigners they wouldn't turn communist?—Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. OUT OP THE American Chemical Society meeting in New York comes the revelation that Junior's aversion to spinach can be explain- od chemically. All well and good. '• but what we want to know is how j to set htm to eat the stuff—New I Orleans SUt<*. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Sloppy Players — Mend Your Ways By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service If I weren't afraid of boring my readers I would probably print some such hand as today's about horrible example and a warning to all adventurous bridge bidders to mend their ways. There is no excuse ror a vulnerable overcnll on the South hand. The hand may take three or four tricks, but that is hardly enough to Justify a bid that promises to take seven tricks. In this case South was promptly punished for his foolish bid- West NORTH 31 * J942 V83 • 952 AQ372 WEST EAST (D) 4KQ85 4k 10 763 VK1G94 *J6 *36 4AKQJ #A54 +KJ3 SOUTH A A VAQ752 • 10743 41096 Both sides vul. South West North IT Double Pass Pass I * Pass Opening lead — 4 8 ROSIE: "You look like Helen Brown." ANOIE: "I look even worse in White!" —Lamar (Mo.) Democrat A KENTUCKY man celebrated his 100th birthday by getting married. He shouldn't have any trouble 1 ivmrijibonnfj his annivrrsary.— j Greenville tS. CJPriedmont. doubled crisply, and all passed with varying emotions. North knew that he was in trouble, East was glad to have a chnnce to defend with his balanced hand, and South knew that he had heard the crack of doom. West opened the eight of diamonds, and East won with the Jack of diamonds and. promptly returned his low trump. South played low, and West won with the nine of hearts. West led another diamond, and East won with the queen. East now returned 'he Jack of hearts, and South put up the ace. For Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Guys and Dolls: Stewart Granger is raising his hand over his head because he's the winner of Round One in his joust with MOM to get out of the swashbuckler epics that have made the studio a mint of money. Granger's victory is "Bowhani Junction," a modern drama in which he makes love to Ava Gardner and doesn't have to run his rapier through a single knave. He told me on the "Moonfleet" set: "I admit I went to the front office and asked lor a change of pace. I'm sick of my hanging in my eyes. If I never do another costume picture again, I'll be a happy man. It's difficult physically. When you're over 25 — and I am—you want something easier." His hope: To play a western hero, "Everybody laughs when I suggest It," he said. 'But I can do it and with my British accent, too." LET THE would-be Brandos and Kellys scream that live TV emoting in New York is the oest acting school since the old days of stock companies in every city. Gorgeous Karen Sharpe, a newcomer to stardom on the Wayne- Fellows contract list, begs to differ. Karen developed her acting know-how with roles in 'just about every series filmed in Hollywood except 'Four Star Playhouse' and I think it's the very best way to gain experience if you want to be film actress." She admits she didn't get her breaks through TV, "but I learned how to be at ease before the cam- ra. I learned how to come through as an actress in the shortest time possible. They throw a script at you two days before they're ready to shoot. You have to be good." There's no big worry for film stars if their names don't light up the marquees and their rating on the fan magazine popularity polls slips way down. If you have talent—and Gordon MacRae figures "I've got a little" —you can sit around for a while. Gordon left the screen in April, 1953, and staked everything on winning the role of Curley in the giant Todd-A-O version of "Okla- home" The gamble paid off and other stars should try it. As MacRae sees it: "I had the script for almost a year and I turned down everything else that was offered to me. Even the lead on Broadway in The Pajama Game.' I didn't figure anybody in Hollywood could play Curley but me. I was made for the part. I know I've been away from pictures too long. But it doesn't matter. These days it's better to wait for the right role." IT'S "frightfully sorry" from Joan Greenwood. But the gravel-voiced English beauty isn't staying on in Hollywood to become another Greer Garson or Deborah Kerr when she winds up her role in MGM's 'Mooufleet," The lass with the deeper-than- Tallulah voice, who's won a Yankee following as Alec Guiness 1 co- ack of anything better to do, South led the ten of clubs and let it ride for a finesse. The rest was easy for the defenders and very sad for South. East took his two remaining top diamonds, after which the defenders took their two top clubs and got out with a spade to South's ace. South had to lead trumps to West, giving up two more tricks to the king and ten. Altogether, the defenders took ;hree trumps, four diamonds, and three clubs, setting the contract four tricks for a penalty of 1100 joints. This was almost twice the value of the game that East and West might have bid. They were perfectly willing to accept the gift. star, says she waited a long time before accepting a Hollywood offer—"there weren't nice things to do"—and "I Intend to come back only when there's something interesting." Hollywood, she laughed, te *U she heard it was. "They dyed my hair lavender, orange, pink, yellow and a prune color. The lavender was interesting." DONNA REED has read the chapter titled "You're Bound to Get Typed" in the Hollywood first reader. But she's beginning to think that the experts are wrong. She won an Oscar for playing the floozy in "From Here to Eter- city" but nobody has offered her a bad-girl role since. "You'd think I'd get swamped with parts like that," she said. J I keep looking through the scripts thinking that there's bound to be another Lurene. But so far there hasn't been one." But the roles, she's happy to say, have been better and stronger. She plays Liz Taylor's unforgiving sister in "The Last Time I Saw Paris" and an Indian heroine in 'Two Captains West." "I was really happy. There's not an 'Ugh' in the whole script. She's a real woman." L/TTLI LIZ— Why is ft the guy who preferi the bock row in church insists on the front row at the theater? A SOLDIER was being Inducted into the Army with his physical over, the sergeant asked, "Did you go to grammar school?" "Yes, sir, I also went through high school, graduated cum laude from college, completed three years: of graduate studies and then received two more degrees." The Sergeant nodded, reached for a rubber stamp and slapped it on. the Questionaire. It consisted of a single word, "Literate."—Fort Myers (FlaJ News-Press. A MEDICAL journal asserts that coffee drinking probably should be classified as drug addiction—to caffeine, which affects the blood pres* sure. Now if they'd go after the boys who got the extra prices for the beans, we addict* could be happier in our addiction.—Greenwood. (Miss.) Common-wealth. 15 Yean Ago In Bfyt/ityf/fe— Advance tickets at reduced prico ..re now on sale at the drug stores for the Blytheville High School- Catholic High of Little Rock football game Friday night. Advance price: 50 cents; gate price, 75 cents. Mrs. 0. H. Bean received slight injuries in an auto accident this morning when she lost control of her car on Number Nine gravel road east of Yarbro. The past six mpnths has given Blytheville 40 new houses and more than 100 others have been improved in that time- One of the homes not yet completed is the Colonial house of Mr. and Mrs. Russell Phillips. Other brick houses which have such luxury features as heating plants include those of Paul Byrum and L. R. Mathews, nearing completion. Peruvian Portion Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 54 Formerly 1 Peru's capital " Born 5 The is Us 56 C an , va « monetary unit shelter 8 Its capital is DOWN called the " oi the Kings" 12 Asiatic sea 13 Note in Guido's scale 14 Notion 15 Girl's name 16 Lines (ab.) 17 Transaction ICity in Colorado 2 Pressed 3 Method 4Winglike part 20 Newspaper 37 Abate 5 Vend printings 38 Run away 6 Palm leaf 23 Lent to marry 7 Endure 25 Oleic acid esteMO Begin 8 Spanish hero 27 Female 43 Horse color cv, -j 9 Form a notion saints (ab.) 44 Iroquoian Sheridan jo Tantalizes 28 Add Indjan 11 Kind ot lock 33 Drool 45 Lateral part (pi.) 34 Jungle beasts 48 Louse egg 19 Agreed 36 Thoroughfare 50 Wile 19 Winged 21 Peer Gynt's mother 22 Staggers 24 Drivels 26 Refuse 28 Pieces of baked clay 19 Eagle (comb, form) 30 Goddess of Infatuation 31 Compass point 32 Narrow Inlet 33 I>tJ U itind 35 Sum 38 Nullify 39 Firm 41 Loiter 42 Attire 4«Eatt (Fr.) 47 Stave's bake chamber 19 Boundary (comb, form) 50 Handle 91 Persian (airy 92 Aislst M One who Hftttt B 35 50 53 37

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