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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, February 27, 1956
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FACE SIX •i THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TWt COURIER NEWS CO. H. W RAINES, Publisher •ARRY A HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL 'D. HUMAM. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: WaUice Wltatt Co.. New York, Chicago Detroit. Atl»nt4, Memphis ^ - jotted u tecond class matter tt the ppstT office it Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of coupes*, October t, UH. Member of The Associated Press BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS VIEWS OF OTHERS - SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the cltj ol Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service U maln- *'B^'ma 5 !!, wtthta'a radius ol 50, miles, *«.50 per rear $350 for six months, S2.00 for three months; by mali outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. The newspaper Is not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers ^^ MEDITATIONS I protest by ycrar rejolclnjr which I hire in Christ Jesus our Lord. I die daily.—I Cor. 15:31. * * * We begin to die as soon as we are Born, an< the end is linked to the beginning;. - Manillas. Problems of the World The problems of the world are great and the efforts of people to solve them arc sometimes amazing. Now comes Arthur Godfrey, the plane- piloting television star, to the protection of the dignity of the Sedalia police force - and all the way from New York, tool And Sedalia doesn't want to be protected, either. Not by a long shot. It seems Sedalia has a traffic officer with a sense of humor and a soft heart. But, doing his duty, he issues a .of of traffic tickets. The other evening a Sedalia television station was conducting a March of Dimes program and a viewer telephoned in to say that he'd give $5 to polio just to see somebody smash a soft creamy pie into this officer's face, a la the old days of the Keystone Cops. The officer, who's not only good- humored and soft hearted, but canny, too, said he'd do it - if the ante were raised to »50 for -the March of Dimes. Other viewers caught the spirit of the thing, and telephoned their contri. butions. The S50 was quickly pledged, and the officer got his pie, right on the button. Mr. Godfrey — he was horrified — and right -ife-told Ihe world, or at least BARBS The income tax is » mmtter of addition, subtraction, division »nd hating to write 1 check. * * * A judge says that the average criminal looks it. It's hard to keep a straight face when you're crooked. * * * Anyone can have a lot of corking good times •without a lot of uncorking. * * ' # Polks don't notice an unpressed suit so much If the wearer always has face winkled in a pleasant smile. Behind the Greek Vote There is not much comfort for free peoples in the narrow victory of pro- Western forces in the Greek elections. Premier Constantine Kararnanlis, heading the conservative pro-Western groups, has a very unsatisfactory working majority of 18 seats out of a total of 300 In the Greek parliament. Some observers believe he may have to call another election soon. It Is also possible, however, that some of the center deputies elected as part of the opposition center-Ieftist-Communists coalition will veer to support of the premier now that he has won. But even if this should happen, the West needs to understand why Greek opposition forces made such headway that their victory was freely predicted. Only luck and the vagaries of a complex election law apparently prevented it, for the opposition got the most popular votes. It should be realized at the outset that this was not a Communist opposition, but a Communist-supported opposi- - tioTrrwrdeled on the old "popular front" idea which Moscow now hopes to see revived in many places. Had it triumphed, a new government might have had to award Communists some voice in the cabinet. The opposition did not come close to winning because economic conditions in Greece have turned bad. They are good. American aid to Greece continues at a substantial level. Since the start it has totaled nearly three billion dollars. Most observers agree it was the issue of Cyprus that sparked the fight. Greece claims this British-ruled Mediterranean island for its own, and Greeks are.not in a mood to compromise the matter. They are angry not only at Britain but at the United States for allegedly helping to block U.K. debate on Cyprus and failing to speak out against the 1955 riots in Turkey against Greek minorities. Cyprus has a small minority of Turks, who want British rule maintained. The opposition planned to make stern demands on Cyprus, and to try leading Greece toward neutralism in international affairs.'Some Greeks, eyeing Yugoslavia and Egypt, concluded there might be profit in a stance that would allow Greece to play East and West against each other. Greece is an important link in the chain'of NATO countries. If its position in the alliance is to be held, then the present government somehow must deal effectively with the Cyprus issue. And that demands the cooperation and understanding of Britain and the United States. A partial solution seems to be in .the making, with Britain offering Cyprus self-government as rt step toward later »elf-d«tcrm!n»tion. Whether the Greeks themselves will be satisfied with such a solution nmy depend on how convincing this promise of » future free choice for Cyprui CM h« m»dt to appear. that part of it that listens to his morning show, that the Sedalia police force had suffered a loss of dignity. But Mr Godfrey's horror over Sedalia was nothing compared to Sedalia's horror over Mr. Godfrey - and he's getting letters. A lot of Sedalia people seem to think that their police officers, off duty, have a right to get hit in the pie for a good cause. We are inclined to think so. too — and to wonder why Mr. Godfrey and his writers are having to try so hard for laughs. — Columbia (Mo.) Daily Tribune. Do You Enjoy Sermons? "Enjoyed your sermon," the nice woman gushed as she shook hands with the minister at the church door. The people before her had said the same thing, and so had those behind. Ditto for the most of the rest of us. Of late we've been thinking about this business of "enjoying" sermons. Is a good sermon something you are supposed to "enjoy"? Is that the word for it? If we were a preacher trying our best to interpret Christianity and raise the standard of human conduct, would we want to be told by everyone that the sermon was "enjoyed"? • Is it getting so that the phrase "enjoyed your sermon" Is as trite, meaningless, commonplace and nonsensical as the greeting "how do you do?" We haven't consulted any of our friends in the ministry, but we suspect that most, while grateful for the "enjoyed-your-sermon" comment, would welcome and appreciate something more thoughtful. We'd bet a subscription mat some ministers, sick of the "enjoyment" routine, would even welcome a touch of constructive criticism — such as "I've heard you do better," or "I disagree with your sermon" — anything to indicate thoughtful reaction. Of course some ministers don't deserve to be told that their sermons were enjoyed or enjoyable. Some sermons are frankly dull and this Imposes an especial strain on the congregation' as it confronts the pastor — to lie or not, that ii then the question at the church door. But whether the sermon was good, bad or indifferent it deserves more careful thought and comment than most of us have been giving it. — Rocky Mount (N C.) Telegram. Idioms Picturesque SO THEY SAY 'Oops!' MONDAY, FEBRUARY 87,1956 _____ ___^^——— Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD ^ NEA Service, Inc. Peter idson's Washington Column— Billion-a-Year Loan Program Is Urged for Needy Countries WASHINGTON — (NEA> — A San Francisco manufacturer and a Philadelphia banker — both Republicans — have Joined forces to give the Eisenhower administration a sharp jab In the tail. They urge the U.S. government to get going on a new, long-range, billion-dollar-a-year, foreign economic development loan program for Latin America, the Middle East and Far East. They want this aid to direct the revolutionary forces in the underdeveloped countries along lines compatible with U. S. national interests instead of toward international communism. The two tycoons who make this lecommendation are J. D. Zeller- bach president of Crown Zeller- bach and Howard C. Petersen, prsident of Fidelity Philadelphia Trust Co. Both put forward the proposals as spokesmen of the Committee for Economic Development. This is a research and educationa group. It is made up of top executives from over 100 of the most progressive big business concerns in America. Sellerbach is new CED national chairman. Petersen is chairman of its subcommittee on international economic policy Zellerbach served as head o The chief stumbling blocks to foreigners learning the English language are found in idioms. And when it comes to slang expressions they are sunk. Slang might be defined as exaggerated idiom. But when it comes to defining certain specific idioms a new problem arises. In answer to questions of this sort the impatient often say, "If you don't know I can't explain it." Of course, there is always an explanation, but the origin may be lost in antiquity and unavailable except in a dictionary of idioms, if any. The expressions have lost their quotations, become a part of the language and "everybody" supposes that "everybody" knows the meaning or suggestion of these emblems of language. For instance, at least one magazine uses a swift and conspicuous indication of its mystery stories a little figure in a cloak and carrying a dagger. But, when someone speaks.of a "cloak and dagger politician" and someone else asks, "What do you mean by a cloak and dagger politician?" there is some sense of frustration. Probably we hardly really know the actual definition. It is rather a suggestion. With all its problems the idiom certainly has its place. If all expressions were purely literal and unimaginative our speech would not be very picturesque. — Columbia (S. C.) State. the Marshall Plan mission in Italy :or three years and played a lead- ng role in preventing that country from going Communist. Petersen served as counsel and assistant secretary of the Army In World War II. • "Since the Marshall Plan," says Zellerbach, "our economic aid programs have become inhibited and their ehffectiveness weakened leadership and the wherewithal to save Europe.- Now we need the same kind of imagination to save Southeast Asia and the Middle East." Critics of the Eisenhower administration frequently say that lack of imagination is one of its weaknesses. "So far," says Zellerbach, we have been operating largely on a crisis-to-crisis basis. We have been fighting fires instead of trying to prevent them from breaking out.' The Eisenhower administration isn't often talked to in this tough fashion by its own supporters. After making a presentation Q his case to Sen. Paul Douglas Economic Committee, it was sug gested that "Dutch Uncle" Zeller bach be invited to Washington tc put his plan over, then run It. "You and I know there is escape from substantial foreign all expenditures for many year, ahead," said Zellerbach later in : alk to newspapermen. "What happened in Czechoslo vakia and China and almost hap )ened in Guatemala can happei »lsewhere." Referring to what is happenln n India and Burma, without men toning those- countries specifically Zellerbach declared that: "Eve when we are not able to enro an underdeveloped country in military alliance, It may still b of vital importance to us. The los of communism of a so-called 'neu tralist-country could be Just damaging." Zellerbach and Petersen recom mend that economic aid be put o its own feet, instead of subordina ing it to military support, as now done. to make it acceptab to Congress. Zellerbach primary purpos would be to protect American s curlty and Its sources of ra materials. He recommends particular that the government loan progra be used for basic developmen like harbors, railroads and pub] works. Private investment, ' says, will follow naturally, for i dividual industrial developments By ESKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOP - (NBA) - Hollywood and O r a p e V I n e: It s "Friendship, Friendship, What a Beautiful Blendship" between Greta Peck and Veronique Pas- sani, the ex and current Mrs Gregory Pecks. Peck is beaming. It makes it easier for his sons to spend their time between both households . , . Arthur Lowe Jr who's stayed away from the bright spots with other movie dolls he s dated, is seen everywhere with Joan Collins. A strong tip-off to a chance that Joan has snared thu elusive bachelor. It hasn't been" noted, but Ursula Andress the foreign beauty linked with John Derek, is the same 11 who was dating James Dean st before his death . . . Audie uiphy's medics are wagging eir fingers at him. It took more an aspirin to get him over his cent illness. Ann Francis will reap » profl om the money she invested ii One Way Ticket to Hell," the arcntlcs picture her ei-husband am Price, produced during thel arrlage. Bam weds pretty Claud Boyer in April. CHANCES OP a reconciliatio r Carol Lee Ladd, daughter o Ian. and Sue, and Richard An erson look slim. Gene Evans, star of the T\ licka series starting on horn creens this spring, gave the gree ght to his bride, Pattl Powers o continue her career as a war ler-actress. The WItnet: Teen-age title fo Lust for Life," tfce Van Gog Marion Brando won't be return ng to the Broadway stage as th tar of' Tennessee Williams' "O rf diction — and I'm stuck with I The reason Is that Williams ha« rewritten the play for Ann* Magrnan nd Marlon doesn't like the is part ha* shrunk. bzgwlw The blueprints are already b ng drawn up for an independei company for Jean Simmons ai Stewart Granger now that his co ract with MOM is drawing to a end The new career plan will e able them to live in England f part of each year. JOHN WAYNE'S SON, Pat, St hasn't made the final decision, b his cronies doubt that he will gi up his soaring movie career f the priesthood . . . Bob Wagn fought for the Frank Sinatra ro n the TVersion of "Suddenly He's convinced that It will take movie'switch of this kind to g him out of those "nice young ma roles. en to Movietown from Coving- n Ky. . . • The manager of a ive-in theater pitying'"To Catch Thief" put his tongue In cheek nd marqueed It: "Her Jerene ighnesa Grace Kelly." No matter whml denial! »r« lade, a trolly glacier did form etween Bob Hope and Katharine epbura during the early filming f the comedy they're maklnr la urope. Hepburn frankly mealed hangea made In the icripl. Bui Il's smooth «i (Uk now, with Bob'i ostar winning her battle. NOT IN THE SCRIPT: Vic Maure, appraising hlmsejf as * «t»r: "I don't mind U It'a • wnaH art as long a> the picture 1 ! food, leek, I'm not much ol an actor." the Doctor Says — By EDWfN P. JORDAN, M.D Written for NEA Service I am certain that you (Sen. George Bender) (R-O) will find ample mean* to try and reach the people of Ohio, Senator ... I will not engage in a shouting contest with you. - Ohio's Gov. Frank Lausche, candidate for U. S. Senate, rejects Bender's dffer to meet him in public debates. * * * The President should be able to carry on an active life satisfactorily for another five to 10 years. But the choice (of running for a second term) Is his, noto urs. - Dr. Paul Dudley White, the Chief Executive's heart specialist, * * - » What should I do, put him (Dr. Sam Shep- pnrd) to blacksmlthlng? We can use his skill and knowledge In the prison hospital. - Ralph Alvls, Ohio Penllentlary warden, reveals Sheppard, •ooii'vlcted wife killer, has been assigned nurslnf Few- of us go through an entire lifetime without being the subjects for surgery or having someone close to us requiring an opera- Ttie progress which surgery has made in the past 50 years or so Is remarkable. Many new areas of the human hody like the chest, the brain, and the heart have been opened the surgical procedures to cure disease or relieve suffering. The effectiveness and the safety of all forms of surgery have been greatly improved and extended. There are many factors which have, entered into this progress. Among them, of course, are some great advances in technical methods of performing operations and in skill and training of the surgeon- who do them. Such measures as the giving of blood during an operation, the care of the patient alter the operation^ and the preparation of the patient before the operation have played a large part in the advance. New anesthetics have been found and better methods of administering them have been developed. It is true, also, that diagnostic methods are better than they used to be and that the indications for or against a particular operation are more clearly defined than in the past. Convalescence from an operation is now likely to be more rapid, comfortable, and smooth than it used to be both as a result of improved operating methods, and better post-operative measures. Drugs to relieve post -operative palnare available in several different varieties and dosag es so that the after effects of most operations is no longer something to be dreaded. Usually early exercise after the operation speeds recovery and shortens the period of invalidism Also, it lessens the chance of some complications which caused The preparation of » patient for trouble in the past, operation is Important. This Includes not only getting the pntient in the best possible physical condition for surgery but also, ns his been pointed out in an editorial In the American Journal of Surgery recently, assisting the patient to attain 'the proper mentnl attitude toward th« forthcoming operation. In the editorial it was pointed out that those about to undergo surgery are helped if what is about to happen to them is explained in advance, for example, the purpose of injections, the number of them, why fluids should be drunk in quantities or not at all, the areas to be shaved, the value of breathing exercises in some cases, the appearance of the operating room and many things of that sort. All in all, most modern surgery carries less risks, less discomfort and more chance of bringing relle: than ever before • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Defensive Play Needs Skill . By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service The death of Ely Culbertson tw. months ago brought back keei memories of the many times w opposed each other at the callable Today's hand illustrates hi mastery of defensive play. Culbertson opened a diamon from the West hand, hoping tha his partner would have consider able strength behind the dummy East's diamonds were good, bu not quite good enough, and Sout won the first trick with the Jac of diamonds. South led » low heart next, an Cuibertson hopped up with th LltTLI L/Z The person who works ond saves will some, day have enough to divide with those who dtdn t. ueen. Where could he find tr etting- trick? He knew his si ad three aces and a heart trie ut one other trick was neede Culbertson came up with t ight answer by leading a lo lub. East's eight forced out t ack, and declarer next led a hea a dummy's Jack. On a low spa rom dummy East signalled w he nine (showing a doubleton nd Culbertson carefully allowed leclarer to win the trick with the This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Route-«r ; -pui l ch«g«d ag a film, lay to star Shirley Booth, wae anded to Dean Martin and Jerry ,ewis after a comedy rewrite. New title: "Hollywood or Bust." Leigh Snowden, the Monroe look- alike, and Dick Contlno are trying to work out the religious differences. She's brought her two chil- fn BlyiheYille 75 Years Ago Bob Porter, manager of the Universal Credit Co.'s Blythevtlle office, .will guide the freshman year destinies of the newly-organized Blythevllle Junior Chamber of Commerce. Sixty-five civic-minded young men became charter members of the organization last night. NORTH AKJ1073 Mrs. Rodney L. Bannister was elected president of the Mississippi County Tuberculosis Association following a reorganization meeting Tuesday night. .E. A. Bice was in Little Rock yesterday. Sixteen members of Chapter D P. E. O. Sisterhood met at the home of Mrs. J. A. Leech Wednesday to do Bed Cross sewing for war victims. 4KQ832 WEST EAST TQ104 • 54 * A 1043 V 965 • A 10 9 7 SOUTH (D) South IV 2* 2N.T. Pass VAKS72 • JS + KQJ7 North-South vul. West North Eut 1 * Pass 2 » Pass »NT Pass Pass Pass Pass Psss Opening lead— queen of spaces. South ran off the real of the hearts, and Culbertaon diicardec low spades. When South next led his remaining ipade, Culbertson took the ace and continued with a second low club. East put up the nine, and South won with the queen. The next play was , a diamond and East took the ace. Now a club through declarer gave Culbertson the ace and the ten of clubs to set the contract. It wast a lonj struggle, but patience and akll won the day. IN TH« COMING YUAB theri •will b« troublei for each of ua, am It's good to remember that; we are not unique in thia reapect. When yours come, thfnk syiripstthetlcaUy of the problem of the duke of Beaufort, M. F. H. (master of fo* hounds), who complained plaintively: "If you have false Weth, blewlng a hountlng horn i« almoit UhpoMlblt.—Milwaukee Journal PurdomVague On Romance, Not on Career By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD I*—Edmund PUT- dom submitted to questioning today and proved pointed »bout hii career and vague about his love Preparing to start his first film in a year—"The Intruder" with Ida Lupino,, the British actor decided .to get it over with and es> pose himself to queries. He knew 10 would be asked about. hl» much- publicized romance with Lino* Christian, which has b«n-reported cooling because of her dates with other men. "Actually ther* U no clung* IB our relationship," he commented. "There can be no change u far as I am concerned because I have been quoted—accurately at leaat— on what our relationship Is. "I have alwayi held to the •on* what archaic belief that my private life was my owa. Bu * of course this makes no impres» sion. Stories have been carried to scurrilous proportions in the ican- dal magazines and others, with charges of 'husband stealing' and other things. Utterly rldiculoue.'- Concerning Linda's other dateet "Linda is putting on a campaign, and rightfully so. to have herself recognized as an actress on her own merit*. Her dates .with people like Cantinflas and Mike Todd are part of that campaign. I'm sure people will sometime recognize the fact that she is an excellent performer. A picture ah* made recently in Spain will prov* it." About his own romantle" future, he laughed: "1 am much mora concerned with whether my wife will remarry than Jf I will." The reason: he must pay her whopping ilimony until she do«. Concerning his career, he Mid he had no idea why MOM had kept him idle for a year'and that he was happy to be out of nil exclusive contract. He had to promise the studio a picture a year for three years. His comment* about hta pictures: "The Egyptian"—"I was quoted in England as -aylnf bad thingi about it, and 20th Century-Foi understandably got angry at me. I didn't disapprove of the picture, but of my role li it. They ignored it to develop the spectacle." "The Prodigal" — ''It is doinf very well in England, but they didn't even preview it for the press. : Imagine—n five million dollar picture I I asked them why and ther said, 'Are you kidding?' " Sports Parade ACROSS 1 Where hockey is played 4 A matador uses it 8 Used in tennis 12 Barrier in a river 13 Iranian coin 14 Century plant 15 Age 16 Praise 18 Legislative bodies 20 Game of chance 21 Exist 22 Dash 24 Destiny 29 Revise DOWN 1 The of March 2 Responsibility 3 Thing emitted Look for Answer in This Space Tomorrow assistant 6 Halted 7 Building , addition 8 Conductor's stick 9 Landed 10 Plunder 11 Light fabric 17 With wings 19 Sports amphitheater 31 Morals 23 Liquid measur 10 Straighteni 32 Holding 34 Ermlne» n Dropiltf 11 Weight measure ' }7 Listen 3> Electrical unlu 40 Force trackman thrower! use should be them 25 Singing voice 4! Asiatic weight 26 German city units 27 Rtcjpitulaticn 42 Church retell 28 Snare «3 Tidy 29 Soap making 44 Tendon (prefix) 41 Persian poet 47 Sea eagle 48 Act 50 Scottish cap frame .33 Approaches 38 Apparel •iO Discus miulcil 42Gar«\ 48 Browned 49 Newspaper deadline «1 Anger II Considered u kitchen equipment tl Russian lake 94 Individual 85 Selves U French seas tt Pitcher,—•

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