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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, February 28, 1956
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FACE SIX _. THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURnW NSWS OO. H. W HAINB8, Publisher MAKHT A. HAINM, Editor, Assistant Publisher I-AUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manner BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28,19B> Bolt National Advertising Repre»entatlve«: Wtuitt Wiime? Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit. AtlinU. Memphis intend M second class matter »t the post- ottlc* »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- trot, October 9. HIT _ Member of The Associated Press ^ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: B? carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any •uburban town where carrier service Is main"BV 'mall, within a radius ol 50 miles. «.50 per year »3 50 for six months, J2.00 for three months: fay mail outside 50 mile zone. *12.50 per year payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible lor money paid In advance to carriers. • MEDITATIONS Thv Hnrdom come Jlgjvlll be done In earth, as It li In heaven. — Matthew 6:10. * * * A picket frozen on duty — A mother starved for her brood — Socrates drinking the hemlock, And Jesus on the rood; And millions who, humble and nameless, The straight, hard pathway trod — Some call it Consecration, And others call It God. — Carruth. \ BARBS When jrm throw all care to the four winds, dont be mirprbed tt it's blown right back at you. if- * * A doctor a»Ti (M> *<™M realize that walking to food for the compleilon. It's a lot'easier, though M phone the ingttan for It. * * * Three Ohio boys caught by police In i stolen ear suddenly discovered they weren't going any place except to jail. * * ' * A Minnesota woman Identified a man who stole her hutbend's wallet. Then she probably got it. * * * The man at the houee It bread winner »nd ..the'wife kneeds the dough. New Role for Stalin The body of Joseph Stalin, carefully preserved, lies alongside that of Lenin in a great tomb in Moscow's Red Square. In a tightly sealed compartment behind a thick g-lasg partition, it presumably is g«f« from deepoilew. Not so the memory of Stalin, nor "Stalinism." At the 20th 'Soviet Communist party congress, Kremlin leaders from Nikita Khrushchev on down slashed hard at the Stalin legend. They assailed the "personality cult" of the dictator, condemned specific policies he had advocated, and generally sought to reduce his stature in Russian eyes. Actually this process of demoting Stalin from the hero since he died. In late 1953 his birthday was passed over without mention. A year later he drew just a few lines and a single picture in Pravda. At other times he has been glorified as he was when he was alive. If this backing and filling indicated internal Kremlin disagreement, it may now have been resolved. Certainly there is new force and unanimity in the current blasts against Stalin. That this should be happening points up one of the truly ironic aspects of totalitarian government. Not even the master himself is secure from the tyranny of the changing line." A new hand, Khruushchev's, is grasping for the scepter today. His hold on it is not yet firm, hence the continued talk of a "ruling committee." But no one doubts that he heads the committee, And very likely it is he who is stagemanag- ing the demotion of Stalin. Soviet history is constantly being re- writen, of course, to conform to endless changes in the party line. But in the attacks on Stalin more is involved than just the facts that new times and a new line prevail. Any ambitious would-be dictator needs a scapegoat, a whipping boy, a repository for his errors. For Stalin it was Leon Trotsky, once a Bolshevik hero but later exiled as a traitor. Stalin not only blamed him for many of his mistakes but used his blackened memory as a device for consolidating his power. In the famous purge trials of the mld-1980'i, tin epithets "foreign provocateur and Trotskyita" were hurled most often against his hapless victims. W« do not y«t know how far the d«i- truction of the Stalin legend will proceed. It may d*p«nd on how badly and how often tht Khrushchev "committee" regime needi a scapegoat It may depend on how powerful Khrushchev himself becomes. But clearly the people are being attuned to the notion that Stalin might have been another Trotsky. Already we have heard enough of this ghoulish performance to realize that in Moscow the Kremlin does not shrink from the slogan: "Today's hero is tomorrow's villian." VIEWS OF OTHERS Hero In a Busy Age John Hearon, 38, driver of a, Trsllwuys bus out of Amarillo, Texas, is a hero in any language. When his bus with 16. passengers aboard stalled in a raging blizzard he walked, stumbled, waded and crawled, sometimes in snow hip deep, 12 miles to a filling station near alenrio, N.M., to get help for his passengers waiting in the bus. He collapsed a few yards from the filling station but he was able to attract the attention of people In the station. He got help started back to the stalled bus before he was carted off to the hospital at Tucumcari. Snowplows and tractors broke the road open to the bus with fuel for the bus, heaters and food for the passengers. Shortly the bus and its passengers were salely in Tucumcari where they were transferred to another bus for Albuquerque. From there they went their separate ways. None of them ever saw the bus driver again after he had left them In the stalled vehicle in his heroic effort to save them. It a a measure of the pressure our everyday living puts upon us that these people who owed their very lives to the heroism of this driver could not take a day, an hour or even a few minutes to visit him. If they had frozen to death In the bus, they would have taken a day off for funerals and an eternity of time off from then on. But when they found themselves back in the hubbub and hurry of daily living none had a minute to spare. Indeed they were already behind on their schedules of daily taski. It 1s not that they were ungrateful. They probably wished very much to see the driver to thank him. They were doubtless well aware of their great debt to him. It Is merely that the pressure of time and of our dally schedule* rule our llvee like tyjants. We have become «o accustomed to depending on others that we can owe a person our lives without being greatly burdened by the debt. —Green Bay (WIs.) Press-Gazette. The Space Flyer New Mexico harbors many odd characters. Perhaps as interesting as any is a man named Charles Capen Jr., who claims he has been in training for the last 12 years for a flight to the moon In a space ship. No crackpot apparently, Capen works at the Army's White Sands proving grounds, where all sorts of missiles are tested and flown, and bones up on mathematics, astronomy and other tough subjects at New Mexico A&M College. The magazine "People Today" says Capen has "conditioned both his body and brain to /unction normally" during the llight to the mooo. in th« cramped quarters of a rocket. He has also trained himself by becoming an expert on the moon'a geography. One of Capen't main assets tor moon flying It his size. He Is five feet, two Inches in height and weighs in at 105 pounds. We might Interpose at this point the suggestion that Capen also seems about the right size to become a jockey at nearby Ruidoso Downs If he becomes bored with his training for the moon flight while waiting for scientists to Invent a suitable vehicle to take him there and return. We'd like to treat this whole matter in a light vein, but obviously that won't do for a dedicated soul like Capen who has spent years yearning to be the first human to set foot—or rocket^-on the forbidding surface of the moon. About all one can do in such a case is wish the man "happy landings" and warn him to "watch that hole in your head, Charley." — Carkbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. Rolling In The Aisles It was one of the delights of our younger days to learn that stock girls at a big Chicago mall order house wore roller skates to speed them on their rounds. Now we read that there's a supermarket chain whose central warehouse is so huge (covering 11 acres) that foremen travel around on motor scooters equipped with two-way radios. If some one would only adapt those motor driven golf cars so we could journey up and down the aisles ol the new supermarkets to do our shopping, everything would be up to date.—Milwaukee Journal. SO THEY SAY I sun going steady with a group. I don't date a lot of men. It's boring. I have six or eight lavorites in New York and they keep me busy. 1 —Actress Eva Gabor. * * * Some American universities are little better than educational assembly lines, Where Ill- trained boys and girls spend four years playing at education. — Harvard Historian Samuel Eliot Morison. * * * I wanted to see his reaction when I cut his throat. I Just thought it was a good Idea. — Thomas Johnston, 24-year-old apprentice embalmer, tells Sacramento, Calif., police why he slashed a 7-year-old boy to death. . * * * They say that curiosity kills a cat. Well I'm a cat and I'm very curious. I'm curious about the Brldey Murphy (a book about a soul reborn) story, so I'm going to Investigate the theory in person. — Richard Dean Swlnk, 19, Shawnee, Okla., In a note revealing he was so curious about reincarnation he had to personally Investigate It, and killed himself. "Sure Does Look Wrong— Let's Do Something About It" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD NBA Sta'f Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Close- ups and Longshots: It's time for comedy again In Hollywood. Violence and sex have dominated the screen for the last couple of years while TV comedians soared n popularity on home screens. Now Hollywood figures TV comedy has out-laughed itself and blueprints for 1356 call for more and more film comedies. The box-office click of "The Tender Trap" proved that TV doesn t have a strangle hold on customers for laughs. So Hollywood's setting Us ticket traps with mirth, melody and mad ness. , Headed lor the Bljous and Ritzes are such comedies as—Designing Woman," with Grace Kelly and Jimmy Stewart; Ginger Rogers in "The First Traveling Saleslady": Judy Holliday in "The Solid Gold Cadillac"; a musical version of "It Happened One Night"; Paramount's "Anything Goes," and a quota of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis ticklers. Hollywood was built on laughs — slapstick comedy. Now it's being rebuilt on them. TWENTY MUSICALS starring Deanna Durbin are being offeree to TV by Universal-International studio. The quoted price, is $100,000 a picture for one network run . . Lori Nelson Is the doll helping Dean Martin forget now that Mrs M. is suing for divorce. a deal for Harnett Kane's Civil Var novel, "The Smiling Rebel," Peter Edson's Washington Column — Republicans Now Are Begining To View Herteras Veep Candidate WASHINGTON — (NBA) — An Increasing number of Republicans are beginning to talk of Gov. Christian A. Herter of Massachusetts as a vice presidential possibility this year— or as secretary of state any time. This feeling has ?rown since Governor Herter's National Press Club speech In Washington the other day. He didn't deliver the customary political candidate's speech. He simply told three stories out of his own experience. Then he socked them home with a proposal that showed exactly what he stood for. His first story went back to the end of World War I. As a young Foreign Service officer, Herter was assigned to arrange the release of American prisoners of war held by the Germans. Many of these POW were turned loose to wander their way back home. Red Cross teams were try- Ing to round them up In a camp near Strasbourg. Herter went to have a look. He found bridgeheads and camps guarded by soldiers with red arm End cap bands. They identified themselves as Soviet troops. Wnen Herter asked what they were doing there he got the answer: "Haven't you heard: We've taken over and we're going to Herter got In touch with Kurt Hahn. He had known him in Berlin before the war as German Foreign Officer in charge of American affaire. Hahn reported that 1 most of Germans wathout food and the' see the country ana tne people. whole country was in danger of being taken over oy Communists. She turned him down. "I have studied many Americans closely, ' Herter reported this to Herbert she told him. "You don't lee Hoover, then head of American Re- passionately about anything— your lief Administration in Paris. Vernon Kellogg, one of Hoover's aides, joined Herter and Hahn. Within 24 hours, food began to country or your religion. I know that what you have Is evil." For UM moral of these three stories, Governor Herter pointed to now. Within two weeks the pro- another challenge that has been visional German government re- given to America in the last few gained control of the country and days by Communist Party Secre- the Communist agents were driven tary Khrushchev in Moscow. out of the German army. Herter's second story was about his trip to Kussla two years later, to survey famine conditions. In one area 100 miles long he found no human being alive. Ten million people had died of starvation In Europe's greatest disaster. And yet, Herter learned, while the' Russian people were dying, the Red government in Moscow was selling its grain reserves for gold, to strengthen the Communist dic- Utorshlp. Herter jumped to Yugoslavia, 1945, for his third story. He had been assigned to survey the postwar situation In that ravished country. A Yugoslav woman official of 31 was attached to his mission on orders of Marshal Tito. She was a French-educated, but Moscow-trained, Communist organ, izer. And she hated Americans. To Herter this was a. challenge. He tried to change her stubborn ideas. His best was not good enough. He offered the Woman and her husband a trip to America to "I have strong convictions as 10 how we should meet that challenge with the tools we have available," says Herter. One way is to Win the minds of the millions of people who are now being bombarded . by communism. We must show them that Amer sans don't spend all their time bickering about minor things, while the major issues go neglected because we take them for granted. "We must show them that we're trying to do something lor all the people of the world," says Governor Herter. The second way Is a better lor- 1s controversial. Many congressmen eign aid program. He admits this go abroad 'and come back feeling we throw money away. The moment has arrived, says Governor Herter, when we should have a bipartisan civilian commission, appointed by the president to make_a finding. It should make a declaration of American policy that would last over the years, to show what America stands for. Mario Lanza's life if he signs (or 'Golden Boy" at Columbia . , . Ronnie Knax, the UCLA football star, is taking dramatic lessons at Warner Bros, studio befor« making a screen test there. Nat Benchley, son of the lat* Robert Benchley, la writing t screenplay for MOM based on his The producers of TV's Medic •will film a new series. "City the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. jyritten for NBA Service brown liver Apparently, a great maay people, especially older ones, have trouble with their hands going to sleep or becoming numb. «J— My husband who is 68 has had trouble with his hands going to sleep at night, especially the left one. When he gets up and stirs around it gets all rl£ht. Will you please discuss this?— Mrs F. A. A— The most likely explanation for this unpleasantness Is some impairment of the circulation, perhaps from hardening of the arteries. Perhaps when your husband gets up his circulation Improves and that is why this symptom gets Better. It is possible that in some people this phenomenon is the result of a peculiar sleeping position In which the head lies on some of the blood vessels or nerves running down the arm. One could experiment with the sleeping position, but other than this suggestion, there Is probably little to do for the average person who has this difficulty. J»— What causes spots on a person'. 1 A— There is probably no such thing as "liver spots." Changes In the pigment In the skin are extremely common and may result from a number of circumstances, perhaps the most likely being a condition known as chloasma. It Is not often possible to treat these changes successfully, but sometimes, If it interferes with the appearance, they can be covered by some preparation which makes them Inconspicuous. The first -step in such a situation, however, Is to get the opinion of a physician. Q— All, my lite 1 have eaten fruit by the bushel but within the last year I have become so allergic to cherry or apple pie and these raw fruits that I am under the doctor's care. If I do eat them my hands, . feet, and face swell and Itch all over. What can I do to get over this?— B.H. A — Since one does not need cherries or apples to live on It would seem the most practical step would be to eliminate them entirely from the diet, . A— Mastitis menns Inflammation of UM breast tissue. There are itv eral varieties, both acute and treatment for them depends on the type, the amount of breast tissue involved, and other factors. One kind, known as chronic cystic mastitis, usually involves lumps in the breast and these have to be differentiated from cancer. ^will a fibroid tumor on the womb cause the blood pressure to go up?—Reader. A—I cannot think of any reason why this should occur, though it is of course possible for a person to have both conditions entirely un. related. Q—My sister la 63 and has high blood pressure. I have seen her eat raw seasoned ground meat several times and wonder if this would not cause her pressure to go up.—Mrs. W. A—Your sister's liking for raw seasoned ground meat would not be shared by most people but probably has no direct relationship to her blood pressure. REAL democratic bunch on The Democrat staff. Caught them taking a vote on how to spell a word the other day. Dictionary within 10 feet, and they spell by ballot.— Tallahassee Democrat. A DUDE RANCH is a place where It is too painful to ride a horse after you've learned how.—Greenville (S.'C.) Piedmont. UTTL£ LIZ TV* only guy who should pou on curvet Is o bcouty contest judge. •««• JACOBY ON BRIDGE Desk," described as "the first time the screen has attemped to capture the true, authentic story of the Fourth Estate, without glamor and styllzation." "Wild. Bill Hlckok" will become a big-screen movie with Guy Mad Ison and Andy Devine In the TV roles they created. Latest candle-melting report on the Llberaee film, "Sincerely Yours." In one big city where Liberace made a personal appear ance on the stage the day the film opened, his fans mobbed the thea ter and the box office took In $11,000. Next day's take, wlthou Smiley In person, was only $600' THE EYES have it In '56. Movie cameras which founi Katharine Hepburn's feet appeal :ng in "Summertime" and Ana Baxter's toes with sex appeal in "The Come On" are moving up to the eyes which once flashee the stop-and-go message In almos every movie. Ursula Tbiess' orbs — big, wide- scrcen-fllling closeups of them — do most of her emoting opposlt Bob Mitchum In "Bandido." Even Bob's impressed about the eye apeal of the doll who in private life Is Mrs. Robert Taylor. He toll ic: "She says more with her eye; than most movie dolls do wltJ whole paragraphs of dialog. It'; fascinating." THERE'S A HOWL for ."Sevei Year Itch" fans In "The Lleuten ant Wore Skirts" when Tom Ew ell's wife, Sheree North, leave home to become a WAC. In a situ .tlon exactly like the one in •Itch," Tom mpets a glamor glr upstairs, Rita Moreno, who tell movie I saw recently." "Our meeting reminds me of : him: "Sorry," says Tom, "I dldn' see the picture." Selected shorts: MGM's lalkini Ely Analyzed Tricky Hand By OSWAID JACOB? Written for NBA Service We owe the analysis of today's hand to Ely Culbertson, whose death two months ago ended the most spectacular career at bridge. The hand was given to him some years, ago after the questionable bidding and the more than questionable opening lead had taken place. How should South play the hand to make sure of the slam contract? Take the ace of diamonds, Cul bertson advised, and ruff a diamond with the ace of spades. As expected, the diamonds break 5-1 WEST 41086 4>7<3i Soutk 1* 3* «* Redbl. NORTH Z» 4.QJ51 • A875432 EAST 4 None VQ974 . »KQJ109 + AK84 SOUTH (D) A AK9743 VK106 4 None + «10 95 Both (idei yul. West North tol Pass ' 3 » Double Pass 5 * P>" Pass Pass Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—» • and draws West's last trump. Soutr still has a trump to ruff out East' high diamond, and dummy gets back with a trump to cash th last low diamond. It isn't easy to find this winnin line of play. Lay the cards out fo some of your bridge friends an watch them try to make the re doubled slam contract. Kim Lana Turner starrer Novak will be the doll own idea. The 'Scotch Mist" working title la Dick Haymea s picking up a few needed greenbacks In a Hollywood night-club engagement . Hedy Lamarr, without hubby, is living In a Beverly Hills h; scripts. -r*«*ing movie Who's This Guy Named Sal Mineo? By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (fi — Who la Sal Mineo? Many citizens, asked that after the Academy Award nominations, in which the name Sal Mineo appeared among the supporting ac- . tors. He was named for "Rebel Without a Cause," the second youngest actor ever to b« so chosen. (Brandon DeWllde was the youngest, for "Shane" In 1953.) For those who are still wondering, I can report that Sal Is a 17- year-old boy from the Bronx and proud of It.. The Sal Is short for Salvatore. You're right—he's of Italian ancestry. His pa is from the old country, Is now head of t casket company. His mother was born in this country of an Italian family. Sal is here for his sixth movie, playing Rocky Qraiiano's pal in "Somebody Up There Likes Me." For the fourth time, he's playing a Juvenile delinquent. But this time he gets to play an adult delinquent too since he ages to 28. "I'm growing a beard (or It," cracked Sal, with only a slight run to show for three days' growth. "And I'm letting my voice drop- like this." His usual tenor descended to a baritone. The lad admitted he was still reeling from being nominated for the supporting Oscar. "I wasn't even Invited to the affair," he related. "I was home having dinner while the telecast was on. I was going out on a date and I was hardly listening to the announcements. "I glanced over and saw Edmond O'Brien reading off the names. Suddenly I heard him say 'Sal Mineo.' I leaped up and ran over to the set. I saw O'Brien looking around for me and I yelled, 'I'm here! I'm here!' But he couldn't hear me." Sal said his great ambition Is to win the Oscar, but he feels he'll lose out to Arthur Kennedy, who's up for "Trial." "It's enough of an honor to be considered along with great actors like Kennedy, Joe Mantell. Arthur O'Connell and Jack Lemmon," he said. In Blytheyille 15 Yeors Ago Jesse Taylor was guest speaker st the weekly luncheon meeting of the Kiwanls Club at the Holel Noble. Mrs. J. L. Thomspon Jr. and Mrs. F. G. Relchel are new members of the Thrusday Dessert Club which was entertained by Mrs. JA. Bryant at her home. Miss Maurlne Branson spent the weekend in Newport as the guest of Walter Heard and his parents. Singing Star ACROSS 57 Writing lool 1 Singing star, 58 Canvas shelter Peggy DOWN 5 ~^ a Z earS 1Rel3in ' O g ™ ;^*j 8 She likes to 3 Promontory 4 Rasps 12 River in 5 Look fixedly r-,,™ 6 Torrid Answer to Previoi i o IE tr f« A t> r A H 5 fei C A t A L I' O T ^ I a b •A A f*J A T 1 O N T K N O A K fs N A L< I t> K £ C H A T ti- 1 t= T H I C & A 1 P E -.'•',• E fc & e N T A M P A U *3 b; [7 '>?,. A 'I 1 '1 1 R R L_ U % L 1 T E R % O M A S \ V_ A T e D 4* T A B U Pu *1 A T O »l ft. ^ £ A * i zz pq u T $ U M N\ A T I 6 M le k. U S* K O N T O T * R E A £ f" * g c? R E N € K E? M • 13 Unit of weight ? Mariner's 14 Sineing group direcAon 15 Lohengrin's bride 16 Goddess ol infatuation 17 Irritate 18 Annoy 20 Flowers 25 Sea eagle 39 Recluse 26 Genuine 41 flemish 27 Shield bearing 42 Biblical name but you are not dismayed. Lead a heart'to. the ace and ruff a low diamond with the king of spades. Now cash the king of hearts to discard dummy's losing club Meanwhile, West bites his I nails for not having led » club to begin with. Lead a spade'to dummy's jack, discovering that West has all of the missing trumps. Now ruff another diamond, and let West over- ruff, West cunnot defeat the contract. If he lends a club, dummy rulfi cutter's cup 23 Wave top 26 Motives 30 Atmosphere 31 Ward off 32 Ribbed fabric 33 Negative prefix 34 Wings 35 New Guinea port SftEverlastini 38 Fragment (var.) 40 Cereal (rain 41 Observe 42 Dispatches 45 More caustic 49 Century plant JO African worm 92 Change position S3 Venetian reiort 5' Blackbird of cuckoo family UAnftn , HBnployi 8 Hones, as a razor ' 28 Approach 43 Ancient 9 Rainbow 29 Raced country 10 African river 31 Prostrate 44 Protuberance 11 Departs 34 Genus ol 46 Ripped 19 East (Fr.) freshwater 47 Level • 20 Highway ducks ' 48 Pause 22 Low sand hill 37 Western cattle 50 Race course 23 Walking stick shows circuit 24 Tumult 38 Body of water 51 Individual

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