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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, February 25, 1956
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NZW8 CO. H. W RAINES. Publisher 4AJWY A. HAINES, Editor, AssUtant Publisher IPAUL 0. KUUAJi, Advertising Manager toll National Advertising ««P« Mnt » tlv "' Wmll»ct WUmer Co.. New York. Chicago Detroit. Atlanta,. Memphla __ ~ tetered H second class matter »t the poit- olttce »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under «ct of con, October ». 1IH- Member o( The Associated Press " SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or an, suburban town where carrier service is main- U X ma* withta 6 " radius ot 50 miles, tUO per year W 50 (or sbc months, $2.00 for three months: by mall outside 60 mile lone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible (or money paid In advance to carriers. ______ MEDITATIONS Therefore a« the church ii mbject unto Christ, to let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing. — Ejheslans !:24. * *• * All other goods by fortune's hand are given: A wife is the peculiar gift o! Heav'n. — Pope. BARBS Dropping In on people is a friendly gesture thai mildly (polls the plans of the other folks. * * * Maybe some women are called better drivers than men because they never run out of gas. * * * In love letters "x" marks the spot where a young man is likely to kiss his libery goodby. * * * Yon don't rtallie you're buying gold bricks until you get a btillder'i wtimate on a new home. * * * In most cases, when dad won't, pass up a chance to help Junior with his homework, junior wont pass. from one to a dozen times » year. But bad news for magazine editors. They will have been robbed of one of their prizes staples the moment there is an affirmative answer to the question: "Is there a cure for the common cold?" It's a topic they return to again and again, with affection. They know the latest word will always be gobbled up by by their sniffling readers. The scientists indicate that curing the "cold" isn't a matter of finding one effective drug for one particular kind of bug. They say a large number of viruses causes colds or cold-like ailments— 13 in one group alone (causing eye and throat symptoms). They say about 60 "strep" infections cause cold-like symptoms, and another 40 cause diseases resembling pneumonia. If a cure is to embrace all these, then the doctors would seem to have cut themselves a tall order for the next five „ .irs. Maybe-those'editors can hold off a bit before scouting for a substitute to replace the old reliable. Paying for the Roads The basic principle proposed in the highway program being considered in Congress is that the roads this country needs so desperately should be paid for by those who will use them. This seems eminently fair. It would appear at least a reasonable extension of this principle that the load be borne by highway users in proportion to the degree of their use. In other words, whoever imposes the greatest burden on the roads should pay the biggest part of the cost. It it the passenger car or it is the truck? The present legislation strikes a balance in additional taxes on these two kinds of users which the American Trucking Associations regard as proper. But a good many others, including the American Automobile Association say it is not. The latter argue that the proposed levies on motor fuel, tire materials and the like are not heavy enough on the truckers. They cite such matters as the great size and weight of trucks, which necessitates thicker roads and hence higher initial costs; the tremendous and increasing mileage run up by trucks; and the fact that they are engaged in work which earns a profit, while most ordinary drivers are not. Some even go into the disputed issue of how much damage heavy trucks may do to the highways. These are questions to be resolved by the experts. Congress is hearing the partisans in botli sides of this argument. But it has a particular responsibility to seek out the most impartial judges it can find. For what is at stake is more than a badly needed highway program, more than the mere technicalities of how to raise additional tax money. A point of justice is at fundamental issue. The new taxes are supposed to reflect the principle: from each according to his use. Congress obviously cannot afford to apply that principle carelessly. Nor ought it to modify it in response to undue pressures, from whatever source. If either of these things should happen, then the people are quite likely to speak out. And if they do they will speak to the lawmakers in a voice louder than the noisiest lobby that ever came to Washington. Good New—Ka-Choo! Mtdictl specialists meeting in New Ydrk predicted recently that by 1961 a curt will have been devised for the common cold. This is great news for the million* who »uffer this annoyance VIEWS OF OTHERS 'Old Apple Tree" Variety, a theatrical magazine, at one time devoted largely to vaudeville, when that type of amusement was in vogue, but now covering a much wider amusement field, has picked the dozen most popular songs of the past half century. Heading the list is one that we have been wondering why some one didn't revive In a big way. Occasionally it is heard. It would be as popular today as it was when a hit almost 50 years ago — "In the Shade of the Old Apple Tree." No doubt now that it tops Variety's list we will be hearing it more and more. And what were the other 11? As to some of them we can agree, not as to others. There is not a single new tune among them, about the latest being "God Bless America' which was a product of World War n. Here are the other ten, but there won't be a reader whose memory goes back a quarter ol a century who will not have bis own favorite which he will wish were on the list: "School Days," "Casey Jones," "Down by the .Old Mill Stream," "Let Me Call You Sweetheart," "Alexander's Ragtime Band," "I Want a Girl," "Waiting For the Robert E. Lee," "St. Louis Blues," and "Over There." — Columbia State. Message of Love The flowers were lovely; the young woman In the hospital bed said so half a dozen times during the visiting hour. She admired them collectively and separately — the azaleas and the cyclamen, daffodils, begonias, chrysanthemums, snapdragons. But often the patient's gaze would turn to something else, something that a casual visitor might not have given a second glance. This was a piece of paper with a crude pencil drawing on it, fastened near the bed with a bit of tape. The drawing was an eight-year-old's view of the hosiptal, complete with autos parked outside. An arrow pointed to a window labeled "Mom's Room." The drawing was signed — rather shakily, but legibly enough — "Love, John." The flowers were indeed lovely. The patient looked at them often as she talked. But there was something special in her gaze as it returned to the wobbly drawing with its message of love and devotion more radiant Uian the flowers. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Proper Etiquette Just after entering a department store in Gushing, Okla., a lady found herself losing her panties, which had fallen, tangling around her feet. It was a crisis. Trying to restore them to proper place, she stumbled, crashing through a plate glass window. What is proper in panty accidents? Suppose, walking along a street, the pants fell off. Unable to properly restore them, should one walk away as if nothing had happened? A dilemma, no doubt. Emily Post, noted guide on good taste in all good things, once gave the answer to such a problem. One halts. Some gentleman picks them up and hands them to her. She thanks him and walks away, never batting an eye or blushing a cheek. That's sangfroid. Quite proper too, it seems. —Rock Hill (S. B.) Evening Herald. SO THEY SAY The old scutter (Albert Woolson, 108, lone Onion Army veteran of Civil War) Is one of my best personal friends and even if we did nave a quarrel at Gettysburg we are still friends. I hope we can meet before »-e get passed to that great beyond, — John Sailing, 109, Virginia's Confederate Army veteran, salutes woplson on his 109th birthday. * * * They (Russia) have fired — tested — a long range ballistics missile hundreds of miles farther thana nything this country ever tested. — Sen. Stuart Symington (D-Mo), on the race between the United states and Russia to develop the "ultimate weapon." * * * When the 14th Amendment w*s adopted, for the protection of those.who had been slaves, no one in Congress or In any of the states which ratified the amendment suggested It was intended to take »w»y from the states their control over public education - Sen. A Willis Robertson (D-Va), urges Congress to nullify the Supreme Court'i desegregation ruling. 50-50 Doesn't Seem Exactly Right SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 19M . Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Republicans Feel Party Stronger With or without Ike as Candidate NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINOTO N— (NEA) — U.S Information Agency operatives lave taken tc compiling an annual Comrade Josef Miller's joke book. Vhenever a Communist nifty seeps hrough the Iron Curtain, it's coped down and pasted up. In the HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screen: .Natasha Lytess, the dramatic coach who never left Marilyn Monroe's side during her zoom to stardom, has a new student who's backfield is never in motion. It is UCLA iootball star Ronnie Knox. Last season's most Uglily publicized cleat-wearer has one more year at UCLA and then he'll try film acting. There's already a film actress in the Knox family — Ronnie's -22 year-old -sister Pat. And Ronnie has been working in his spare time from college as a film cutter at Allied Artists studio. As usual, Ronnie's dad, the loquacious Harvey Knox, does most of the talking for the young lad. Says Harvey: "Sure, we're going to take a _crack-at-actlnE.-Why not? Look al John Wayne and Johnny Mack Brown. They came off footbal fields to become movie stars. Alan Young says he's developed a TV format for the bon vivante tied "Do You Trust HIS Wife? BARBARA BRITTON, the film star turned commercial spieler or the "$64,000 Question show, wil co-star with Barry Nelson in e Broadway-bound play, "Wake Up . The "Errol Flynn „.„„.„, a series of 26 half hour telefilms, is due for production in London March 1. Flynn will hos the entire series, star in some films and co-star in others with his wire Patrice Wymore. Susan Fonda, who's divorcing Henry Fonda, is dating hotel own r Irwln Kramer in New York . . John Payne will star in "Ball ut at 43,000," the latest Climax ome screen show plot to be sold making TV rounds. Hollywood re- toed to take a chance on Phil. The grapevine U twilling with the report that the "Robert Montgonery Presents" TV ihow will move to Hollywood — on film. Judy Garland's set for another TV show on CBS April's. But only a half-hour this time. "What is that?" "Why the sun, of course." — you don't call that living, do you?" Communist efforts to get refugees to return to their homelands have been a dismal flop. The first batch ot returnees had not been back long before this story was ea uuwu iiiiu ynoi,s.u "t*. —» .«*. — .j ourse of time they have a so- circulated in Berlin: ailed humorous encyclopedia of The East German minister of what life is really like in the! health was going through a hos- workers' paradise. Some of the) pital. Observing a group of men lories are prettv corny. But for banging their heads against a wall bunca ait f *-"".' •' , . fv,,,*, urara anH wht whatever they're' worth, here's a A Russian traveler came to 'rague and immediately began iragging about the wonders of So- 'iet medical science. "We have a doctor in the Soviet Union," he told the Czech, "who operated on a blind man and gave lim a new pair of eyes, so that now he can see again." "That's nothing," said the Czech, "One of our doctors operated on a man who had lost his ingers .He was given cow's teats n their place. Now he gets milk rom them." doctor gave eyes." Two Hungarians were surveying the ice-bound streets of Budapest. "It's a disgrace," said the first gloomily. When are they going to :lear away all this snow and ice?" "Haven't you heard?" asked the second. "They're using the latest Russian invention." he asked who they were and why they -acted that way. "Oh," explained the escorting doctor. "They're just a bunch who recently returned voluntarily from the West." A crack, current in Prague, goes like this: "In Czechoslovakia, under communism, we have complete freedom of choice in regard to our jobs. We can choose between going to work in the uranium mines of our own accord, or we can choose to go to work there under compulsion." A Communist census official asked a grizzled ukranian villager his age. "I'm 2T," he replied. This was so obviously false that the census official suggested the old man might have miscalculated. "Well," said the old-timer. "I'm really 65. But these last 38 yearr In Plovidid, Bulgaria, a hen was found hung by the neck from ons of the town-hall gates. Below it was this notice: "I .decided to end my days,, because I found it impossible to lay the number of eggs required by the state." A refugee reports this conversation overheard in Warsaw: "No, I hadn't heard that Comrade Jan had died. In fact, I didn't even know that he had been ar rested." A new vocabulary of oppression has developed in satellite coun- tlres. Here are a lew typical definitions : Communism — a form of gov ernment in which everything that is not forbidden Is compulsory. Winter palaces — correctlona prison cells. Pigeon breeders — landless peas ants. Forget-me-nots — cigarets tha have to be puffed on continuously to prevent their going out. Transferred to o key industry — imprisonment. You will engage In- recreation — banished to a labor camp. Holder of a dissident opinion — anyone who has escaped to a free country. the Doctor Says — BT m EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. rltten for NEA Service Mrs. J. writes that she has a 24-year-old son who has all the requirements for a Hying job on the airlines but he is only five feet, five and a hall-inches tall and should be live feet seven His one ambition, she says, is to fly and she wonders if there is not some This is a common concern of way by which his height can be increased. parents. Even if it develops when the youngster is still growing there is not much which can be done about it and certainly nothing holds much promise at the age of 24. Sorry! Because it is a matter of interest to so many people, however, it is worth discussing. The worry about small size is usually restricted to boys. What should be understood Is that the rate of growth varies from one youngster to another, and a boy who seems small up to his teens may suddenly shoot up and end considerably taller than those who were bigger than he at an earlier age. For practical purposes it should also be said that there is no special injection, exercise, or food which has much effect. The diet almost certainly has something to do with height, but a well-balanced diet with enough to eat is probably all that is necessary. There is a possibility that vitamin B12 will be useful in this respect but only time will tell. These'factors, however, do bring up some Interesting matters about growth in general. The human body grows most rapidly before birth Increase in size continues to be rather fast for a year afterwards. On the average a baby's birth- weight Is tripled in the first year. Height and weight keep increasing until maturity, though more slowly and Irregularly. There is a more or less normal pattern of growth for each child. One of the most ingenious ways of measuring this pattern Is by means of the wctzcl grid, which If followed for long enough, seems to show whether a particular r-hllrt Is growing as he 01- she should. Them nre other methods also. If the child b not growing sat- isfactorily such observations will lelp to show whether some changes should be made in the diet, or whether some tests or other measures should be taken for an underlying illness. . There are many things which influence growth. To some extent size runs in families. If the parents are unusually tall, the children are likely to be above average in this respect also. Studies of college students nave shown that for at least three generations the sons have averaged greater height and weight than their fathers. This is interesting but what exactly causes it is rather obscure. Climate may have something to do with the picture also. Sex is a factor. Boys on the average when fully grown are taller and heavier than girls, though at 11 or 12 years old, girls are often bigger than boys of the same age, HAVBTO FAILED to display his teeth on the new Teddy Roosevelt 6-cent stamps, the Postoffice Department at least might have put on more mucilage to provide the gib siick.-ChIcago Tribune. I ITS CONFUSING how a man can «t into financial difficulties in a day when Everything he buys "pays for Itself."—Boston Globe. , long —Klngsport (Tenn.) Times. GET ALL you can out of life. The .post has; doubled.Greensboro (Ga.) Heraldr Journal. • JAC06Y ON BRIDGE Finessomania Is Bridge Disease By OSWALD JACOB? . Written for NPA Service Finessomania is a dangerous dis ease to bridge players! It attack young and old and flourishes i both hot and cold weather. A example of how. this scourge oper ates is shown in today's hand. West opened the three of clubs East put up the king, and Sout won with the ace. A heart opet ing lead would have been bette for the defenders, but it's hard t blame West for missing this leac South, a confirmed finessoma niac, led a trump to the king an returned the misen of diamonds fo LITTLt LIZ The X-roy has made it possible for people other than women tc see throuoh o rnon, tn'- WEST 4Q1Q2 NORTH AK4 V A72 • QJ109 48652 EAST 25 « 754 Strath 1* 2* 4* VQ1095 »K632 *K.94 SOUTH (D) *AJ987< V843 • AS + AJ North-South vul. West North East Pass 2» Pass 3 4 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 3 s a movie Dean Martins jout-to-be ex, Jeanne, says she ants to go "as easy as possible n him in their property settle- nent. No matter what she gets it ill be a jolt for Dean. He's al- eady paying $3,500 a month to lis first wife and their four chil- ren. IMPACT OF TV In the British sles as reported by, a movie trade aper- "With exhibitors here in he British Isles getting the first mpact of TV, resulting in slower cket sales, it Is estimated that / business drops another 10 per ent, all the theaters will be in le red. The "Sierra Stranger," currently n the sound stages is the first follywood movie ever to be made hip. The company's Nlpponesy •ith Japanese-American sponsor- oundlng name, Nacirema Prod., s American spelled backwards. MOM changed its mind and has ecided to let Grace Kelly do her wn singing in "High Society." he'll sing three songs. There's one olo and one duet each with Blng :rosby and Frank Sinatra. NOW IT'S a feature movie based n the old "Our Gang" kid come- ies, revived In recent months on TV as "The Little Rascals." Hal Roach, Jr., son of the man who iroduced them in the early 30's will make the picture using kids discovered in a nationwide talenl ontest. The contest will be staged by each of the 161 TV stations vhich are showing the old films Selected Shorts: If y ou look quick, you can see TV's holies' new star, Phil Silvers, playing ! bit role with John Wayne and Jean Arthur in "The Lady Takes a :hance," an old movie currently 'Oscar 7 TV Show Laid Bomb Again """"By BOB THOMAS, , HOLLYWOOD (fi— Better give It up. That's the. advice many viewers must give NBC and the Motion Picture Academy alter last week's telecast. For the second year they . have tried to make TV entertainment out of the Oscar nominations. For the second year they have failed. Perhaps they are operating under' the notion that If they throw enough stars into a show, audiences will be satisfied. This theory of bigness for its own sake is a dangerous one. It could lead to the networks' competing In the number of stars on a show, with little thought given to what those stars do to entertain. Naturally the Academy wants the money to carry on Its work, and the sponsor wants the stars and the prestige of the shows But unfortunately, the excuse for the show Is not substantial enough to sustain 90 minutes of Interest. The nominations In themselves are not exciting. They nevjr have been. They are simply a narrowing down to five of the hundreds of competitors for movie honora. Then there Is the myriad o* technical awards. These . are always a dull affair at the. final ceremonies. They are five times as dull as .the nominations. The desperation to provide enough of a show is demonstrated by the fact that the dress rehearsal ran 60 minutes. But it was padded out by the applause (which seemed almost Incessant) and the insert of film clips of past song nominees. Just about the only original touch on the telecast was having the stars gather around the piano to sing Uie nominated songs in a chorus. The idea of having possible nominees show up that night and wait In the audience for the rr news is cruel. I saw a couple of players, who had been hailed as possibilities but weren't nominated, dashing out the back door of the studio after the affair was over. It's too much to ask them to parade their disappointment In front of their fellow artists. In 75 Years Ago :ing. The defenders could take the king of diamonds and a club, bu would prevent declarer .„... 0 -,.ing to dummy with the. ace of hearts in time to discard two small hearts on the queen and jack of diamonds. West would :rump the last diamond, only at the expense of his sure trump Tick. South would lose only one diamond, one club, and one trump. President's Wife A part of Blytheville people attended the Colony Club at Anna, 111., Sunday. They were Mr. and Mrs. Farris McCalla, Mr. and Mr». Kay Francis, Miss Jean Stacy, Miss Anita Fay Beck, Mrs. Polly O'Neal, J. T. Sudbury, James Edwards, Dr. J. C. Guard, Rouss Harp, Barnes Crook, Connie Mod- Inger, L. G. Thompson, Robert Reeder, Gilbert Hammock aad Dene Sykes. Mrs. B. A. Lynch his gone to visit for a week. Coca Cola Bottling Company employees and their wives from Caruthersville and Blytheville were entertained with a banquet given by Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Leech at the Blue Room of Hotel Noble. Answer to ToHay't PuRlt ACROSS 3 Wine vessels 4 Small horses 5 Female saint (ab.) 6 Threefold (comb, form) 7 Nazi 8 Chest rattle 9 Eternity (ab.) 10 Essential — being 25 Swedish 12 Feminine weight appellation 27 Small island 13 Marbles' 28 Bridge &. finesse. vVuen this unesse su ceeded, South chuckled and trie a spade finesse. This lost to the queen of sp»oe and West promptly shifted to hearfc. That was the end for South No matter how he squirmed, he had to lose two hearts, a trump, »na a club. Down one. South would have made hi» contract If he had taken no finesses. On winning the first trick With the ace of'clubs, South 3hould draw two rounds of trumps with 1 the «ce and k|ng. He should 'hen lelid thcj ace of diamonds and follow.. with I another diamond to forco out the | 1 Wife of 14th U.S. president, Jane Appleton Pierce 6 They had ^~ children 11 Occupant 13 Plays host to 14 Put on the stage 15 Bridal paths 16 Hurl 17 Novel 19 Withered 20 Demi 22 Her father was Rev. — A. Appleton 26 Rosters 31 Redacts 32 Tremulous 33 Hent anew 34 Carpenter's Implement 35 German coin 36 Feel 37 Go by motor 41 Royal Italian family name 45 -— of her children died in Infancy 48 Mohammedan magistrate SO Frightened 52 Looked fixedly 54 Pertaining to thenoitrlls 55 Bridge holding M Short jacket* 57 Writing tablet DOWN ILIifhlfog ! Imer (comb. ioim) 18 Electrical unit 29 Number (pi.) 20 Tried 30 Dirk 21 Expire 38 Was borne 22 Jolt 39 Preposition 23 River in 40 Sleevelest Germany 42 Befone! 43 Edible rootstock 44 Ireland 46 Walking «lick 47 Brazilian macaws 41 Pick of cardi ,„ 49 Roman daU 51 Abstract being oermany joiincut • m ^iwan«wt *<.•••• 24 Farm building41 Domestic (lave 53 Scatter, al hay

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