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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 29, 1956
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FAOIFW* •n i ' TKIBLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT OOURIEK NEWS CO. H W RAINES, Publisher •ARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher ^ D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 195« Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphit Entered as, second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under »ct oj Congress, October 9, 1817. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is main- talned 25c oer week. By 'mall, within a radius at 50 miles, M.50 per vear W 50 for six months. $2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 11250 per year payable in advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers MEDITATIONS Because, even because they have seduced my people, saying Peace, and there was no peace; and , othfrt dint"" 1 " »m> Mr- , lo, one built up-- untempertd morter.—Ezekiel 13:1. * # # Even peace may be purchased at too high a price.—Franklin. BARBS There are two things that always make winter seem worse—the putting on and taking off of galoshes. * * * Cleveland teachers jot a $200 a, year raise — that they may better help raise Cleveland children. * * * No harm in tossing in a pleasant thought—the first day of summer will be June 21! * * f Spring training season is here, reminding us that it takes a lot oJ gray matter to run a baseball team, as well u a lot of green. * * * Even the best woman cook b more Interested In what fc served en the fashion plate. TV Is Not Without Its Inspirations (?) Often If s a long time between good ' shows, but television, even at its peak of mediocrity, can sometimes have its effect on the folkways and mores of the nation. A Courier News staffer, yawning through a long preprogram list Of credits—"Special Effects," "Sound," "Play," "From a Story," etc.—came up with the thought that perhaps newspapers could do with a bit of credit lines. For instance, that front page picture of last week plugged Heart Sunday, and could properly be credited something like this: This picture published as a public service by the Courier News. Photography—Mrs. Catherine Oenning. Outlines—Jim Cooper. Editing—H. A. Haines. Make-Up—George Clark. (That's . page make-up not Revlon.) Composition—Warren Davidson. Linotype artistry—Sam Landrum. Stereotyping—T. J. Hansard. Press Work—Ray Ledbetter. Directing distribution—Ted Brown Distribution—James Brogdon, Jerry Holliday, and about 50 agents, motor route carriers, and carrier boys, with an assist from the U. S. Post Office Department. Well, (yawn) it might not be such a good idea after all. In the first place, the whole"thing isn't as fancy as when it unfolds on the magic screen. But you've got to admit, it's just as dull. Opportunity in Africa In one way, it might be said that the Communists do some of their most effective work on the back pages of the newspapers. It is while the world is paying little notice that the Reds often make gains which free men, finally alert, find they cannot wipe out. Recently Rep. Frances Bolton, Ohio Republican, returned from a trip to Africa to sound afresh the alarm that communism is pressing hard for vital gains on that continent. Her comment drew slight attention. .Communist activity in Africa evidently has not reached the stage where strong organizations exist in any area. Observers speak rather of Red "elements" at work. But it would be foolish to conclude from this that there is no present danger. Communists are believed to have taken part in riots in two French terri- toriM, the Camerooria and Equatorial Africa diiturbancei must be set down u unconfirmed, but there 1« wide suspicion that much fo«a on which cannot t* proved. Furthermore, Soviet diplomats assigned to independent African lands are magnifying their activities, especially in Liberia and Ethiopia. Russia has declared its willingness to Ethiopia. It has done the same in a mes- send a trade and technical mission to sage of "friendship" to President Tubman of Liberia. Red China likewise is making friendly sounds. On the propaganda level the Communists are even busier. In satellite Budapest and Prague they are said to have established training centers for young native African intellectuals. At these they are to be steeped in Marxist history and other aspects of communism, as were many Chinese of a generation ago. Among those invited to join in these training classes are African trade union chiefs. Red influence in the continent's union movement is considered to be -growing. Africa is the last great untouched continent. Its people, like all others, yearn to be free and to better themselves. America and its Western friends can,, if they wish, move wisely to assist the fulfillment of these aspirations. It they do not, if they ignore the warnings brought back by conscientious observers like Mrs. Bolton, then back by conscientious observers like Mrs. Bolton then they run the grave risk that Africa —like so much of Asia—will fall under the Red spell. Already communism has blighted the deep aspirations of millions in Europe and Asia who wanted only what Africans now seek. We cannot again let the earnest hopes of men be thus warped and twisted. For them—and for ourselves, since we have much at stake in this vast uncommitted land—we must act while there is still time. , VIEWS OF OTHERS , Too Far Away Pretty soon there's goto' to be sort of a break in the weather. You can feel it in your bones. Then's when I get to thinkin' of far away places with strange soundin' names. Places like I've aeen a time or two, and dreamed about more often. 1 Places where the palm trees are wavln' and the breeze smells a little like salt.and coolness. And the tides unhurriedly come and go. Where little fish play and swarm and disappear like magic when the larger ones come near. Where the waves lap at the same shore with the same sounds they made millions of years ago, while 'they ground to fine white smooth sands the boulders they pounded and churned. And the flaky little clouds move across a sky so much the same from horizon to horizon their celestial peregrinations are almost imperceptible. Where the sea birds wheel and scream in the distance, so great a distance the sounds they make are soft and pleasant and their highest speeds of flight appear lazily slow. And where there's a gleamin' white boat that's mine and willin' to take me wherever I'd go. Over sea swells that'd wash away worries and cares and trials and remove from my mind all the undecided things, all the things that cause one to be dependent on the future's vagaries and uncertainties. Where I could drive up to a big hotel. Where folks would welcome me and I'd have plenty of money to pay my way. Those become my dreams. Then the alarm clock goes off. I wake to reality. And reality is that I'd sure look funny driving up to a hotel like that -r- with a couple of mattresses tied onto the top of my car. — "Polk Street Professor' in Amarillo Globe-Times One-Day Work-Week If the Philippine Legislature should assent to a law asked by the city of Cagayan de Ore on southern Mindanao, it would be approaching the upper limits in wage and hour legislation. Cagayan de Oro has asked for a law limiting begging to Fridays only. The news accounts do not state whether the request was prompted by an increase in the beggars' productivity or by a desire on their part for more leisure time, It would be appropriate for beggars to be the first to win a one-day work-week. Then it could be extended rapidly to all workers to produce entire nations of leisurely living beggars. —Florida Times-Union SO THEY SAY Use your common sense. Take vigorous exercise and work and eat less food. — Dr. Paul Dudley White, heart specialist, in advice to Americans anxious to avoid heart attacks. * * * The notion that wars can be fought and won by remote control with machines and push buttons Is a dangerous myth. — Wilber Brucker, U. S. Army secretary. * * * All children are the same to God. He doesn't seen any difference between Lutheran and Catholic children. — Mrs Helen Eckman, a Lutheran, who took her seven-year-old son Randy, a leukemia victim, to the Catholic Shrine of Our Lady of Lourdes in France. * * * I am not — o.uot« and unquote. — Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., when asked whether he was a candidate tor the presidential nomination. Suddenly It's Spring Peter Cdson't Washington Column— Lent Brought a Welcome Halt To Party-Jaded Washington By DODGLAS LARSEN And KENNETH 0. GILMOBE NBA Staff Correspondents WASHINGTON — (NEA>— Lent, and the entertainment recess which it brings, didn't arrive a day too soon for this party-jaded community. A lot of the town's brass, including President Eisenhower, decided that it was also time to duck south for some rest. While Ike was trying out his golf clubs in Georgia for the first time since his heart attack Secretary of State John Foster Dulles tested some new spinning reel gear off the island of Abaoo in the Bahamas. Attorney General Herb Brownell had gotten in his sun session earlier in Puerto Rico. Of course Secretary of Treasury George Humphrey was entertaining Ike at his Georgia Milestone Plan tation. And with practically nobody left worth having a party for, hostess Gwenn Cafritz decided to go to Nassau. A man must be mighty careful in an election year, as Rep. Jerry Ford (R-Mich.) well knows. A couple of days ago Rep. Hamer Budge (R-Idaho) struggled into Jerry's office lugging a bushel of potatoes. "Got some of the best Idahos you ever tried Jerry" Hamer said "Well don't bring those spuds in here,' 'Jerry said, firmly easing Hamer out of his office. "They also grow potatoes in my district. Only the Michigan variety agrees -with] the Ford family." After being Introduced at » dinner the other night as one of the youngest men ever to serve in the U.S. Senate, 37-year-old Sen. Russell B. Long (D-La.) blew his top privately. ' "Aren't they ever going to let me grow up?" he stormed. "I'll be carried to my grave with the title of 'that boy Senator.' " An attache at the Philippine embassy, Lt. Col. Deogracias F. Caballero, has a remarkably intelligent wife. At a cocktail party she made the following statement:. "American husbands help their wives around the house by doing such chores as changing diapers, washing dishes and cooking, more than any other men in the world." Naturally there were loud cheers from every American male In the room. "But that's why they die sooner than their wives," the Colonel snorted. Other day an elderly couple stood in front of a downtown photo studio admiring a huge picture of a family on display. "They're such a wonderful looking all-American family," the woman remarked. It's probably just as well tha she didn't know It was the family portrait of Aleksander I. Zinchuck, first secretary at the Soviet em bassy. A few nights ago the'Japanese embassy tossed an official fane party honoring departing Ambassa dor Sadab Iguchi. However, as.i traditional, when the official guest, all Ifeft, members of the embassr staff locked the doors. They put away the Martinis Manhattans and other America refreshments. Out came the ho sake — Japanese rice wine — an Japanese • beer. Trays of semb cakes cooked in wild seaweed were served. And huge platters o tempura, a Japanese shrimp, Wer consumed.' It was close to dawn before thi setond-stage party rocket fteze out. Postmaster General Arthur Sum merfield is really steamed by th rhubarb over whether a new m chanical stamp-selling machin he's about to put in post. office should say "thank you" after th transaction. There are Aa'-ges that it was waste of money to add a recor device to the gadget to mechan oally thank the customer. "What's wrong with Uncle Sa being courteous to stamp buyers? he demands. "The manufacture put the device on the first m: chine free but if the public wan to be thanked the post office wi pay to put it on the rest of th machines." When anyone gets excited in th presence of Sen. Estes Kefauvr (D-Tenn.) these days he advise; "Be like me, I'm always bundle of relaxation." the Doctor Says — By . EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NBA Service Great numbers of people each year are told by their physicians that they'have high blood pressure. Millions more of us will eventually be told the same thing. This sounds alarming but we should not let it frighten us since fear would not help in the slightest. What is high blood pressure or hypertension? This label is applied when the pressure of the blood against the walls of the arteries is constantly higher than "normal." But it is not easy to say what "normal" really is because it is higher in some persons than in others without apparently doing the former any harm. It also has a tendency to go up slightly with age, anyway, so this can be considered a "normal' development. In fact, many people with blood pressures considerably higher than what is considered usual or "normal" live in apparently excellent health about as long as others do whose blood pressures are more nearly average. But hypertension, with truly high pressures is a real problem and cannot be ignored. It is not a single disease because it may result from several different conditions, some of which can be effectively treated, and some of which cannot. In most, however, the exact cause is not known and the condition is labeled "essential hypertension" which merely means ,tha.t doctors do not yet know what causes It. It Is encouraging that more brains and more funds are being devoted to research on high blood pressure. This indeed is the only method which will lead to better understanding of Its causes and to the development of treatments which will benefit all of those who now have ,or may be expected develop, hypertension. Among the newer developments In the treatment of high blood pressure is the use of preparations obtained from a plant known a* Rnuwolflft serpentlna. preparations, whU* ol particular value for people with earty or mild high blood pressure, are sometimes of enormous help to those with severe or long standing hypertension. The fact that about a third of the victims of hypertension responds to these extracts is most encouraging development. Another exceedingly interesting contribution to the study of hypertension comes from . the pen of a distinguished English physician. Following an analysis of previous studies, together with his own, he suggests that the evidence concerning "essential hypertension' is that this may not actually be a specific disease but rather an inherited quality in certain people which causes them to have blood pressures higher than a "normal" which has been arbitrarily set. The theory suggests that this form of high blood pressure may, in a sense, be similar to the in- YOU ARE AGING when you re. Use that many youths don't even know high and low from..second. But .many of u« aged,when we realized youtha no longer knew "gee" from "haw.—Mattoon (HI.) Journal -Gazette. POMP In Which Is Given A Further Suggestion For Controlling Avoirdupois: LITTLt LIZ Some folks ore so simple that *t»n you osk them how lh*y an, they tHnk you reallywanttokrww. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE 'Avoidance' Play. Finesses Low By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service In some hands, one .opponent far more dangerous than the oth er. As you develop tricks you ca afford to let the ."safe" oppone gain the lead, but you must ke out the dangerous foe. The prl ciple, called "avoidance," is lustrated in today's hand. West leads a club against thr no-trump, East puts up the kin and you win the first trick wi the ace of clubs. You count trick and see that you need five d! mond tricks to make sure of t! contract. ' If East wins a trick while y are developing the diamonds, WEST 4979 VJ10«2 NORTH (D) » 4KJ53 VA7 * AK10853 *« IAST AQ104 VK9 VQ854J + Q1074J sours Nertk 1 4> 1* 14- Pan • J742 + K853 *AJ9 Neither ilde vul. EM* Berth We* Pan 1 V P"* PtM JN.T. P»ai Paw IN.T. Ptu Pin Opening lead—* 4 will lead » club through you, a the clubs will then defe»t the co tract. It Welt wlni a trick wh you are developin* Uw diamond he cannot hurt you by leidi clubs; tor then your Jack of clu will »top the mlt. In ihort, «»it I* Ui« dangero opponent. You mutt develop ti frs/une Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) - Be- md the Screen: Col. Jimmy Stewrt of the Air Force Reserve will e reporting to the Strategic Air ommand at Omaha for two weeks uty in March . . . Warner Bros, ale of 1000 old movies to TV, for 6000,000 gives home screens a tal of 2500 Hollywood films ac- ulre'd in the last few weeks. Four ousand old flickers already are aking the rounds. No wonder ex- bitors are yelling ... Sid Miller ved "Love is A Many Splendored •hing." he says, "but I slept hrough the ENTIRE title." .Marty" — Ernest Borgnine — o longer is a poor butcher boy. is salary Is up to J100.000 a cture. in 1953 he was working in elefllms for scale — $75 a day. It's either Gene Kelly or Prank inatra in a film biography of Karl arroll, the gent who made famous le line, "Through These Portals ass the Most Beautiful Girls In Jie World." He died in a plane rash with one of them several ears ago. sed car salesmen are presenting ur movies on TV every night." Eyebrow-Lifting note In a pawnshop set where Lex Barker locates gun in U-I's. "Cry Innocent," ,mong the pawned articles round- d up by the prop man is the rombone Jimmy Stewart played n "The Glenn Miller Story." Just ke Hollywood, ane day your'e a tar and the next you're an extra. Surtested title for * movie about e film industry'! hiltory: "The Popcorn Jungle." A movie fur designer accustomed o selling movie stars one mink at time is still blinking. Eartha Kitt ireezed into his salon the other lay and ordered the following: A beared white beaver jacket, a, white broadtaJLj-jacket trimmed with mink and a black broadtail acket trimmed with sable. The ;alesman isn't down to Eartha yet Paul Henreid's two children pop p as extras with their pop in his ew movie, 'Acapulco." Ten-year- id Mimi slides by as a water kier . . . Ann Sothern says she'll hepk out as TV's "Private Secre- ary" after winding up the 108th tanza soon. She expects to collect 4,000,000 on the reruns of the films This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: VIGM's remake of "Anna Christie' rill be titled, "A Saint She Ain't." i how-times-change note. Not in the Script: TV dramatic tar Phyllis Kirk about her film areer in MGM musicals: "I was Iways that girl in the musicals who didn't sing or dance." The WItnet: "In the spring," Don Sorter's retelling H, "mi youn| man's fancy, but a young woman's ancler.f Another European actor, Cur Jurgens, has been signed for Holly wood movies. He was recently married to Eva Bartok . . . A bi| ncome tax break is the reason led Skelton formed his own com pany for TV and movies. His firs ilm under the new setup will bi •Public Pigeon Number One, which he "previewed" on TV' Jlimax a few months back. Remember All the Hollywood drum-beating when Professor Hera Chretien arrived in movietown couple of years ago? He designe< he CinejnaScope lens and wa lailed as the film industry's hero His death in Washington the othe day rated only four lines 'in th Hollywood trade papers. 'Deborah" will be filmed as movie but the Deborah named Ker won't be in the cast ... The Lois Collier starring opposite Erro Plynn in his first telefilm, "Th Sword of Villon" for Screen Dtrec tors Playhouse is the No. 1 doll ir Kent Taylor's life in those Bosto Blackie videofilms. A commercial sponsor will pre sent the Oscar ceremonies on T\ again this year. But as one Holly woodsman shrugs, "So why not?— diamond... tricks without allowin East to gain the lead. When you think about the ma ter in this way, the answer come to you in a flash. Lead a spad to dummy's king and return a lo\ diamond from, the dummy. Whe East plays low, finesse the nin from your hand! If West can win the trick wit! the Jack (you can't tell, when yo play the hand, which opponent ha this card), you are in position \f win the other five diamond trick by overtaking your queen in th dummy West cannot hurt you. As it happens, the diamond f uesse wins, and you make te tricks. If you had played the die monds "normally" East woul have taken a diamond trick an defeated the contract by leading :lub through you. Handling 11 Women Ho Problem By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (*l—The least envied man among film directors ia David Miller, who has the touchy ask of guiding 11 actresses in a movie about women. Miller, 25-year veteran of film making despite his youngish looks, is directing "The Opposite Sex." it's a modern, muslcalized version of "The Women," written by the ambassador to Italy, Clare Sooth Luce. Now well into the shooting, Miller says his dolls are happy as clams. Not Case Then Such was not the case In th* first filming of the play (1939). I» starred such high-powered people as Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Rosalind Russell, Joan Fontaine, etc. Reports are that the queena would vie to see who could arrive on the set last. The new version has such figures as June Allyson, Ann Sheridan, Joan Collins, Dolores Gray, Ann Miller, Joan Blondell, Vivienne Segal, Barbara Jo Allen, Vera Vnpue, and Alice Pearce. "We haven't had any problems," remarked director Miller, not even pausing to knock on wood. "All the girls have been as nice as they can be. No Cause 'Of course, I took pains to see that there would be no cause for irritations. In the matter, of wardrobe, the finest of fabrics and designs were chosen for each of them. Each was asked if she was satisfied with her. clothes, and efforts were made to follow whatever suggestions they had." "Before production started," Miller added, "I had them come to my office individually and rehearse thdr parts. I wanted them to understand and be satisfied with their characterizations. It's a picture • with so many characters, you're apt to lose sight of some of them, if they're not firmly in mind beforehand." 75 Years Ago In BlythtYillt — William Wayne, Linda and John Taylor, children,of Mr. and Mrs. Harmon Taylor,, are ill at their home on 900 Holly Street. Bill Pease has returned from Memphis where he attended a two- day Goodrich Tire Company meeting. The weekly party of the Thursday afternoon club was given at the Rustic Inn this week when Mrs. Eddie Regenold wss-hostess. High score was awarded Mrs. Roscoe Crafton. Time of Your Life ACROSS 1 - and night 4 Time- appointment 8 Caresses 12 Fruit drink 13 Black 14 Me • of 3 Day before today 4 Horned ruminants 5 Capable 6 Walk uncertainly 7 Compass point 8 Adhesive 9 Resound 10 Tidy 11 Poisonous snake 15 Scale notes 16 Presbytery 18 Dressed 20 Tiny particles 21 Abstract being Jj Bury 22 Narrow road 23 Fall flower 24 Death 24 Network 26 Nuisance Z5 Formerly 27 Pose 30 Make loved 32 Bridge holding 34 Rare 35 Revised 36 Call JTHip )t Bumiaants* food 40 Affectionate 41 Indian weight 42 Cut 49 Work n Cherished U Pilch SI Individual! U Bristle • M High priett (Bib!) U Impudent M Biblical garden M Oriental Mta 26 Prink - 41 Closed car ' 27 Soakt 42 Hilt completely 43 Sea eagle 28 Chilled 44 Swerve 29 Spreads to dry 46 Boy's 31 Thespians nickname 33 More pleasant 47 Story 38 Worshiped 48 Ireland 40 Gala repast 50 Employ • Itu.U I Mia*

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