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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.TCOURIEITNEWS. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 19M 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 Witraer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle. Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1817. Member of The Associated Press " SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier in the city of BlythevIUe or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per «ar $350 for six months, $2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. "The newspaper is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS Bless the Lord. 0 my soul. 0 Lord my God, Thou art very great: thou art clothed with hon- Psalms 104:1. * * God's in His Heaven - All's right with the world! — Browning. our and majesty. BARBS Students in an Illinois high school were reprimanded for dancing in a hall with the lights turned out. ailed on account of darkness. * * * Dimes make dollars and a dollar is a buck- put them in government bonds for your own future luck. * * # Snowbound cities have the sort of headaches that are not cured by ice packs. * * # A person can string his friends along just so long—then he gets to the end of his line. * * * • Most people, says a writer, are good losers. Not when it comes to reducing. Health as an Issue If President Eisenhower should choose to run again, the question will arise whether his health should be an issue in the campaign. Almost certainly it would be, and the indications are he would want it that way. From the viewpoint of the American people, this is completely fair. Neither the Democrats nor anyone else deserves to be chided for broaching the subject reasonably and responsibly. Mr. Eisenhower, guided by his own instincts and by the keen judgment of his press secretary, James Hagerty, seems to have understood from the outset that the people are entitled to the fullest disclosures about his illness. Without that information they cannot truly gauge his performance in office, nor his fitness to continue. American presidents in past times have fallen ill, sometimes gravely. Some made the mistake of trying to conceal the nature and severity of their ailments. President Eisenhower has outdone them all by his candor and thoroughness in speaking out. Perhaps certain Republicans wish he hadn't said so much. At times lie sounded as if he were second-guessing his own doctors, on the gloomy side. Fear exists that he may have given "ammunition" to the political opposition. No one would imagine his opponents will ignore his own frank utterances in the event he runs. Nor should anyone expect that all those who comment on the President's health will do so moderately and responsibly. But those who may seek to exaggerate the hazards of his condition, or to portray inaccurately the volume of vital work he can handle may find such efforts backfiring. For Mr. Eisenhower has not attempted to fool anybody about this matter of work. To him. it is the crux of the whole situation. A decision to run will mean he is convinced he can meet the stress of the most exacting presidential tasks. Anyone would be free to argue, of course, that such a decision was not justified. But to make a case he would have to do more than show that Mr. Eisenhower had sloughed off such minor duties as greeting visiting firemen, attending dinners and studying routine documents. The essentials of the presidency lie in those areas of work where the great decisions of policy are made. What would be at issue is his fitness to perform efficiently and energetically in such areas. He understands that, and the prospect is that the American people do, too. Ingredients of Courage There is a notion abroad in some quarters, political, intellectual and other, flint moderation is the course of weak- nws, tlint only by "taking R firm stand" does a man exhibit courage and integrity. We would suggest that many times, though certainly not universally, the exact opposite is true. Again and again the moderate path is the hard one. Often it is unspectacular as compared with the more dramatic exteremes. Since, too, it so frequently stresses compromise, it can -be very unpopular when the social, political or moral atmosphere seems to favor "no compromise." There are many occasions, too, when it is by far the most difficult course to work out. The extremes may offer pat, simple answers to problems. Solutions in the middle range may call for delicate balances, fine adjustments. They may demand resistance to extremes on two sides. The man who seeks sarie solutions in the middle and fights for them with all vigor need never bow his head. He is always fit company for the best of those who aggressively champion the Tnore exposed postions in life. VIEWS OF OTHERS What Happened To Truckers? Courtesy at one time was a basic qualification for drivers on the trucking lines. There was a time when the truck driver would pleasantly signal you by if no car was approaching the other way. He would observe the speed limit, and if the upgrade slope was too tseep, he would pull off and allow the stream of accumulated traffic to pass. Of course, there Weren't as many of the big trucks a few years ago, but it seems that the number of courteous truck drivers is fast diminishing. It's fairly common now to be traveling 60 — the Georgia speed limit for autos — and watch i huge truck buzz past you. His allowed speed, incidentally, is 50. You can expect many of th« truckers to hold you up unnecessarily on hills, too. Yes, reckless truck drivers appear to be on the increase. And when those monsters have an accident, something's gotta give. It's usually not the truck, either. Courtesy on the highways should especially be observed by truck drivers. — La Orange (Ga.) Daily News. Time Will Cure Remember how you couldn't unglue yourself from the first television set you owned? The history of television growth is that after the newness and the novelty wear off, it becomes just another source of entertainment. Mother does her Ironing to radio music, and father returns to reading the sports page in the newspaper They watch only the shows they want to see, not Just indiscriminate viewing o all TV fare. We use this example to prove to those sufferers of a new disease that time will cure the malady. The disease is 'automation nerves." All workers handed the assignment of watching some machine clickety-clicking off the work they formerly have done catch the virus. They take home tensions and worries instead of aching backs. It is assumed the mounting tension comes from the fear the machine will break down and somehow, someway, they will be blamed for the mechanical shortcoming. But the director of Industrial Research at Yale University has been keeping an eye on "automation nerves," and he has reassuring news. Tension declines as people get used to machines. In fact, they develop an instinct as to when the machine Is plotting a breakdown and outwit the cussed thing. — Amarillo Globe-Times. The Times & Turnip Greens Some food items, says The New York Times, seem to be little affected either by poor kitchen equipment or by poor cooks—or even by good cooks. Such an item is turnip greens. "Turnip greens taste pretty much the same wherever they may be found, no matter where cooked," says the Times. Now. we don't think this calls for a congressional investigation, but we do beg to differ. It makes all the difference in the world how turnip greens ar cooked. There are tasteless, watery, tough turnip greens and there are toothsome, flavorsome, tender turnip greens. AS any good cook knows, the secret is in the seasoning. Needed ingreditents are a red pepper and a slab of fat back. There is the difference. If you just boil turnip greens and sprinkle on a little salt, you'll get nothing more than the kind of turnip greens the Times deplores. The New York Times may know its onions, but it doesn't know its turnip greens.—Greensboro (N.C.) Daily News. SO THEY SAY I had to learn the hard way that you can't blow up Just because you missed u putt. Missing one shot isn't nearly as bad as missing them all after you've lost your temper. — Dr. Gary Middlecoff, top-flight pro golfer. * # * I'm just a retired has-been. I believe I have served my country If I were 46 or 50 that might be different. — Ex-President Truman denies ambitions to run for presidency again. * * * The Western allies are not strong enough to defend Europe. — Oen. Alfred Oruenther, NATO boss. "Keep Moving, Buster' Peter Edson's Washington Column — Republicans Feel Party Stronger With or without Ike as Candidate WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The number two speculative question in political circles Is, What chances have the Republicans to win the 1956 presidential election — IF Eisenhower now crosses up his doctors and the GOP and decide NOT to run? A lot depends on who succeeds him as GOP leader. But leaving persoalities out of it and trying to dope the answer on issues, political analysts come up with this. Immediately after the President sustained his heart attack last September, the concensus was that almost any Democrat could win in a walk. The succeeding five months have changed this estimate onsiderably, for many reasons, e In the first place, the Republicans are better off financially. Their SlOO-a-plate "Salute to Eisenhower" dinners Jan. 20 raised over five million dollars net. They are finding other money flowing more freely. In contrast, the Democrats have had no such windfall and are hard put for money. In 1952 the Republicans outcol- lected and outspent the Democrats in the ratio of about S3 to 52. The difference may be even greater this year. So if presidential elections "can be bought" — in the sense that the party which spend's the most on publicity, advertising, broadcasts and travel wins the election —why then the GOP will go into the campaign with an advantage. In addition, President Eisenhower's 1956 program has now been laid on the line for Congress. It offers marked changes from the Eisenhower program of 1953-56. Few people realize how great these changes are. Every change has been made'for a shrewd poliical appeal to voters. The billion-dollar soil bank plan has the potential of giving the tween $300 and $1,500 a year in cashable subsidy — first money payable before election. The President also recommends a rural velopment program. It would mean more money for low-income far ers. On federal school aid, the President has ra ised his sights from 66 million dollars a year for three years. to 250 million a year for five years. This would be in grants. In the health field, it is proposed that federal grants for medical care of public assistance recipients be raised to an equal dol- lar-ior-dollar of state funds. An "area assistance program' is proposed to , help distressed communities experiencing ex cessive, chronic unemployment. New housing aids are proposed for people in these depressed areas and for people displaced by slum clearance. Older people would b given preference in an expandec public housing program. Increased social security benefit payments are proposed. Credit terms have already been liberalized for small business concerns and disaster victims. The special message on- the Me- Car ran-Walter Immigration Ac was designed to appeal to minority groups. AH these proposals have a definite political appeal to people suffering from some hardship They are the griprs. They are the ones, in American politics, that tend to vote against the administration in power, whether the administration is resjaensible for their hard luck or not. run. Republicans are feeling less gloomy about their prospects than they were five months ago. They can at least go before the voters saying "Look what we tried to do for you." Sunday School Lesson— Written tot HE* Sernn BY WILLIAM E. GILROY, D. D. The words are the recorded words of Jesus, in Luke 13:34, in His lament over the "Holy City" in one of His few visits to the spiritual capital of Judaism and Christianity. I speak of these visits as few in number though they actually occupy a large and cruical part in the ministry of the Master. A great part of the activity and teaching of Jesus was apart from Jerusalem, in Galiee, in Samaria and in the villages and countryside of.Judea, including the mountains (Matthew 5-8, 14:23). But it was in Jerusalem, with the fate before Him that had be fallen saints and prophets before Him, that Jesus uttered these solemn saddened words: , 'O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, which killest the prophets, and stonest them that are sent unto thee; how often would I have gathered thy children together as a hen doth gather her brood under her wings, and ye would not!" The desolation that Jesus predicted would soon fall upon the city soon fell. When one considers ,he history of Jesusalern, the long centuries of Jewish occupation, besieged and Invaded again and a- _aln by foreign armies, sacked and destroyed by the Romans, fought over' by Saracens and Crusaders, and even today in the con- 'lict of Jew and Arab in divided and almost warlike control, could one Imagine anything so strangely blended of glory and tragedy? Here wax the "city of David,'' beautifully described In Psalm 48: 2; here was the glory of Solomon's temple (I Kings 7, 8), with desecration and tragedy also (I Kings .4:25; n Kings 25:9; here Nehemiah achieved his heroic return 'rom Babylon and rebuilding; here came the tragedies of the persecutions and slaughter of saints in Maccabean times Here the prophet.* came, even from the fields, Ike Amos, to pronounce their ex- lortations and warnings. Here, !n,i times of Jeusu himself, was the temple of Herod, vast symbol of » centralized religion (see what Jesui said -bout It, John 4:21-24), and symbol also of devotion, and of corruption from which Jesus purged It. . ; Rome has been called, "the eternal city," but that description might probably be more aptly applied to Jerusalem, for seemmgly nothing can destroy it. The Roman general, Titus, supposed in 70 A. D., following the suppression a revolt of the Jews against Roman rule. But a later Roman, Emperor Hadrian, rebuilt it. Any good encyclopedia will give the details of the city's many changes since then. I doubt if any other city, or country, has suffered so many vicissitudes of seizure and varied occupation. One cannot contemplate the past without wondering what lies a heaa. As I write^ Jerusalem is only one part of an area and problem that threatens the whole Middle East with war, and thus in a sense the whole world. The exhor- ation to "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem," uttered by the Psal. mist centuries ago (Psalm 122:6), has 1 a present-day, insistent meaning AN OLD FELLOW Walked into the unemployment office and asked for the papers to fill out. Very laboriously he spelled his name: George Washington. The clerk was a little amused and said: "Were yor the one who cut down the cherry tree?" "No, sir," the old fellow responded "I haven't had any work for more'n a year now." — Cincinnati Enquirer. HARRY TRUMAN thinks a delegation of presidential power Is illegal. But Harry never thought much of any OOP delegation. — St Louis Globe-Democrat. UTTLI L/Z • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Three Suits Are Squeezed By OSWALD JACOBS Written for NFA Service The end position in today's hand will interest students of the game. East became squeezed in three suits, one of them being trumps. Perhaps the grand slam contract was a trifle ambitious, but it certainly wasn't unreasonable. South happened to be J. G. Ripstra, famous Wichita expert, and nobody has ever accused "Rip" of being an underbidder. West opened the jack of clubs, Ripstra hopefully put up dummy's queen .and won with the ace when East covered with the king. Declarer then drew two rounds of trumps with the ace and king. Leaving one trump out, Ripstra now tested the spades by playing the ace and then the king. West's discard not only showed the bad NORTH 84 *53 ¥7432 » KQJ 10 #Q42 WEST EAST *4 AQ1087 ¥86 ' ¥J« • 476532 «984 + J10983 +K76 SOUTH (D) AAKJ962 VAKfllti «A *A5 North-South vul. South West North Cut 2 A Pass 3 * Pass 3 ¥ Pass 4 ¥ P«s 7 ¥ Pass Pass Past Opening lead—4 J It's surprising how many kids try to gel a good education without letting It go to their heads. break In spades but also proved that East had the last trump (fortunately for South). Rip next cashed the ace of diamonds, ruffed « spade in dummy, and proceeded to lead high diamonds from the dummy. He got; rid of the losing club first and followed with low spades. When dummy's uat diamond was led, East was caught. In a strnngo squeeze, If he ruffed, South would overruff, One more apade rull would set Up the South Hand. Enkine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — E clusively' Yours: Jack Palance sings! Bollywood's gulping over the star unveiling'himself as a'warbler on Martha Raye's TV show In March, but Mr. Movie Menace has no illusions about dethroning Blng, the fact that he tried to study Tony or Eddie , "I'm. a. frustrated singer — a big guy with a little voice," he told me, spilling for the first tim- warbling on the Army OI bill after checking out of World War n service. "But you had to audition before they'd take you," he grinned, "and I-flunked out." When I asked him what he sang for the audition, big Jack of "Sudden Fear" and 'Shane" villainy fame blusnea: "I'm Always Chasing Rainbows." •He's back playing a hero again in "Fragile Fox." "I've been dabbling with villains but I'm going back to where I belong." Palance says he'll tee off on some Burl Ives-type songs on the Raye show. But he's no slouch on "Autumn Leaves" and other popular ballads Where did TV get the tip-off on Palance as a singer? The big guy blushed again, telling me: "The producer of Martha's show was in Hollywood a couple of years ago and heard me singing at a square dance." .TENSION WAS THICK, at the Raphael Hotel in Paris when Anna Magnani checked in. Already registered were Ingrid Bergman and Rooerto Rossellini, La Magnani's ex-flame. But Anna left without ever meeting Ingrid or Roberto face to face in the hotel. Win or lose for her performance in "The Rose Tattoo," Anna won't be around Hollywood for the Oscar ceremonies next month. She just started a new movie in Europe. Rekindling of that old spark between divorced Zsa Zsa Gabor and George Sanders on and off the stage where they're lovin' it up in "Death of a Scoundrel" is an eyebrow lifter. After directing their love scenes, Charles Martin told me: "They've rediscovered each other in terms 01 new values." Their remarriage in the lobby at the film's premiere Is a mad glint In the eyes of the movie's press agent. THE WITNET: Buddy Baer flipped it while rehearsing the Climax TV show, "Fifth Wheel." Asked how long he planned to go on acting in the movies and TV, Buddy said: "Only until I get enough acting experience to become a wrestler." This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Donald O'Connor's engagement to Gloria Nobel and the marriage of his partner, Sidney Miller, caught Don and Sid with their lyrics down — doing a murderous satire of "Love and Marriage" In their night-club act. Story behind the story of Eddie Albert's record hit, "Little Child. 1 ' Frankle Laine and Jimmy Boyd recorded it first a couple of years ago — on the other side of their Hit Parader, "Tell Me a Story. ' Then it went to France and became a hit. Since Eddie's new version, Danny Kaye and Cab Galloway have recorded the novelty song. SELECTED SHORTS: LaVerne Andrews is saying "I don't know but I hope it is" to a possible, and long overdue, reconciliation for the warbling Andrews Sisters. They »ot together on TV's Shower of Stars for the first time since the split. The show was in honor of recording stars with over- the-million mark sales records . . Jeff Morrow told a pal he'd just finished a western at Paramount. "Zane Grey?" he was asked. If East discarded the queen of spades, South would draw the last trump and spread his hand. If East discarded a club, South could safely crossruff to make the rest of the tricks. "No, ZANY Grey," shrugged Jeff. This ww with Dean Martin »nd Jerry Lewii." TV to Go To People In Primaries By CHARLES MERCER NEW YORK (£)—As in no previous election year, television and radio are going all out to achieve a complete and varied coverage •et-pol&ieal—news. • Next week, for example, a special 12-man roving radio and television reporting team swings into New England for CBS, Its target is coverage of the New Hampshire primaries for both TV ariH radio. Roving Force This roving task force, first of its size and scope in the industry, was conceived by John F. Day, director of CBS News, who says, "It will take a team of this size and caliber to do justice to the 1956 poiitical story." Permanent members of the Campaign Cavalcade include an assignment chief, a reporter, two film cameramen, a lighting technician, a film sound engineer, a radio engineer to record on-the- scene oratory and interviews, a business manager and two general assistants. On a rotating basis two CBS news correspondents will accompany the unit at all times. ' Using specially equipped station wagons and switching to airplane when timing requires it, the unit wll supply both CBS television and radio programs with both spot and background news coverage To Minnesota After the New Hampshire primaries the task force will fly to Minnesota for the primaries there. Wisconsin will follow. Later the unit plans a turn through the South, sampling the political atmosphere in Tennessee, Virginia and the Carollnas. When our unit covers a candidate," said Day, "it will not only find out what he said, but why he said it, whether he meant it, and what the effect is on the voters. In short, we're going to go deep into this campaign scramble and come up with stories that are accurate, exciting and meaningful." In Blytheville 75 Years Ago Mrs. J. M. Williams was in Memphis Saturday for a luncheon given by Mrs. M. O. Davidson at her home. Bobby McHaney is ill of tonsil- Ftis at his home 1021 West Walnut. Mrs. O. E. Quellmalz reviewed Kenneth Robert's novel, "Oliver Wfslwell," at a meeting of the Beta Chi Sunday School Class of First Presbyterian Church Monday night at the home of Mrs. Dixie Crawford. Children'? Fort Is Planned OLYMPIA, Wash, (flv-Washing- ton is considering acquisition of a fort for a state institution for retarded children. Fort Worden, once guarded the entrance to Puget Sound and in more recent years had been used Tor amphibious training. The Army abandoned it as an outmoded Installation. State officials think it could be converted into a l.COO-bed institution for children as 4 '4 million dollars less than the cost of a new one. Geography Lesson Answer to Today's Puizle ACROSS . 1 York City ^ Key , Florida 8 Marshall • 12 Uncle Tom's pet 13 Musical instrument 14 Narrow road 15 Place 16 Rocky 18 Boring tools 20 South American mountains 21 Operated *22 Hireling 24 Makes lace edgings ' 26 Arabian gull 27 Mother 30 Shows feeling 32 Read 34 High structure! 35 Staler 3t Sea eagle 37 Soaks flax 39 South African dialect 40 Be over fond 41 Permit 42 More secure 45 Elevating 49 Changes SI Above (poet) 82 Assists 53 Above 54 No (Scot.) 55 Foundation S« Tidings 57 Furtive DOWN 1 Bird's hornt 2 Always 3 City in Massachusetts 4 Female 5 Black 6 Soaked 7 Number 8 Flying machine 9 Produced eggs 10 British princess 11 Cape 17 Leather maker 19 Adhesive 23 Irish clans 24 French head 25 Love god 26 Property item' £$. a® a o 27 Changes 2S On the ocean 29 European blackbird 31 Mistakes 33 Ceremonies 38 Cylindrical 40 Thick 41 Speaks indistinctly 42 Pierce 43 Operatic solo 44 Passing fancies' 46 In a line 47 Man's name 48 Neutral color 50 Wirinow

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