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FAOBNX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWS THURSDAY; MARCH i, 1956 THI BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS <aa ootmnm NEWS oo. H. W. HAINE8, Publish* •ABUT A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL P. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •ol* National Advertising Representative!: Walla*. Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, AtiaaU, MemphU. intend « *cond class nutter at tee pott- efflc* »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ot Oon, October «, 1917. Member of The Associated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the dty ol BlythevilJe or any luburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 15o per week. By mall, within a radius of SO miles, KM per T«*r W 60 for sli months, >2.QO for three months; by mall outside SO mile lone, I12.50 per year payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid la advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS What shall I s»y7 he hath both spoken unto me, »nd himself hath done It; I shall »o softly _aJLmy years in the bitterne«« of my soul.—Isaiah 38-15. * * * Self is the only prison that can ever bind the soul.—Henry Van Dyke. BARBS You can tell by the new cars on the road how many people are driving in style and In debt. * * * A man oo a train punched a porter in the ease. Couldn't h* fat have told him he didn't mat hi* show shined? * * » The bones and muscle* ot our feet are not tully, developed In lesa than 18 to 20 years. Then we tramp all over them. * * # A preacher says It's hard for a newly married' •ouple to settle down. And often harder to settle «P. * # * It k estimated then an man than 4,00,000 bird! in America—and they all like bread crumba In winter weather. Investigating the Lobbies There could hardly be a tougher assignment in an election year than membership on the projected bipartisan Senate committee to look into lobbying, campaign contributions and all improper pressures applied against senators. Lawmakers running for re-election and confronted with the problem of mounting campaign expenses can have no great enthusiasm for an inquiry now into the campaign fund issue. But if it should lead to effective revision of today's unrealistic laws governing contributions, they should welcome it, By the same token, though a study of lobbying and other pressures may cause immediate discomfiture in some quarters, legislators ought in time to be happier if longrange benefits follow in the shape of tighter and more comprehensive lobbying laws. Anything less than this may do more harm than good. For it may create the illusion that a thorough job has been done when it has not, and thus throw the American public of a track they have a right to travel to the very end. Lobbying is a legitimate activity recognized by law. Individuals and organization have a perfect right to present their point of view in the halls of Congress and elsewhere in the councils of government. But, on the other side, the people have a right to know the nature and extent of this activity, and who is involved. Present laws give them inadequate protection on this score. Lawmakers, whether at the local, state or national level, are the representatives of all the people. It is not right that laws should be drafted and adopted as result of lobbying influences partly or wholly unknown to the public. Nor, obviously, could it ever be right that legislation is approved or killed because lobbyists hand lawmakers money or other favors, or threaten their defeat at the polls. The lobbyist's fair presentation of his views surely stops short of such excesses. When money pressure takes the subtle form of campaign contributions, the difficulty becomes more complex. Until we get a system of public support for campaign effort, we will be relying on private contributions from individuals and corporations. With no substitute method in use, we cannot complain of this so long as contributions are made with no strings attached. But there may b« often a fine line between contributions in expectation of political favors, and those made a« part of * firm deal to deliver a vote. The system it weak. The way to abuse is open and cuily traveled. Tht wtin lobbying wueUn and the campaign financing setup badly need modernization and improvement to align them with the realities in 1956. Every American must hope the projected bipartisan investigation spawns these constructive results. No Curtain, for Kindness In keeping with America's best traditions, President Eisenhower proposes to help European peoples suffering bitterly from the severest cold spell the continent has known in the 20th century. This is no empty gesture. Already the State Department has requested the ambassadors of 19 countries to rush surveys of emergency relief needs. The President's offer, of course, was principally to send surplus food abroad. But we also would be willing to ship blankets, clothing and fuel as needed. It is noteworthy that in extending this offer the United States has chosen to ignore the barrier of the Iron Curtain. Romania, Hungary, Poland and Czech- hoslovakia are included. Politically and militarily, the Curtain is real enough. But in the humanitarian terms we are proud to live by, it does not exist. We do these things because we believe in them, not to impress the world. Yet it would be nice if some of our doubters in Asia and elsewhere would take note. VIEWS OF OTHERS Speaking of the Weather Almanacs, amateur weather prophets and the U.S. Weather Bureau do not see eye to eye. Weather Bureau officials, in discrediting the ground-hog u a skilled or competent observer, added this barb against weather proverbs: The trouble with weather proverbs Is not so much that they're all wrong, but that they're not all right for all times in all places. And, in return, it should be noted in fairness, lots of folk say about the same thing concerning Weather Bureau predictions. We hold that the weather Bureau is making a highly compentent effort to do a job based on the application of scientific procedures to a subject that is highly variable, changeable and "unpredictable." But we are not blind to the fact that the amateurs and their followers are devoted to their own ways and they'll continue consulting the almanacs and recalling weather proverbs, many dating from ancient days. Regardless of all this, the weather is always a good subject of conversation. The Weather Bureau won't go out on a limb and tell us what the weather will be like next July 4th, for instance, but the Farmers Almanac has no such hesitancy. Take heed of this: Fair weather. Pleasant in the Mississippi Valley and over the Southeastern states, fair and warmer in the upper Atlantic area. Fair on the Pacific slope and over The plains, turning stormy later in the week. , That's comprehensive. So, if you go by the Almanac, you can, weatherwise, make your July 4th plans accordingly.—Asheville (N.C.) Citizen. Sound Off; Let It Blow This may be called the gadget period in American life. Anybody who doesn't have a flock of pushbuttons to press while doing the day's work at home or elsewhere is missing a constantly growing value. More is expected in the future. Take dish-washing, {or example. Or is it your time to wash them? perhaps you. washed them yesterday and some other member of the family has the duty today. Well, merely consider dishwashing. It is forecast that something good is going to happen to dishwashers. An expert—aren't there a lot of those now? —says the dishes will be washed by sound and dried by air in the future. Sound off and let it blow. Push the button pop, it's your day. Sit back and .read the paper.—Rock Hill (S.C.) Evening Herald. SO THEY SAY Many (letter writers) say that if I would just organize my job properly It-wouldn't be such hard work. — President Eisenhower comments on his fan mall. * * * It is a great tragedy that we ask good Christians to enter the public service, then spend our time Slapping their knuckles. We ought to be bracing them with our prayers. — Dr. Edward L. R. Elson, President Elsenhower's pastor, da- fends Secretary of State Dulles' "brink of war" statements. * * * Nullification has been tried before without success, and it led to war. — Rep. Ham Lokey, opposing a resolution by the Georgia House of Representatives which declared the Supreme Court mixed-schools edict null-and-vold. * * * I wish we could divorce farm legislation from politics. Then we could get somewhere on a program that would help the farmer as well as Industry. — Myron Westrlch, farm equipment salesman, urger non-partisan approach to farm problem. * # » I received a "sllgh" kick in the teeth. — Oeorge Meany, AFL-CIO president, about a top- level labor-managtment conference b* attended with CharlM R. Bllgh, Jr., chairman of the Na- taoul Aiaociatioa ot klanutaoturcra. lit Come and Get It" NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hollywood TV's answer to Marilyn Monroe and old movies is a.gorgeous Miss Everything. Pat Sheehan's got everything — and in the right places, forward look popped in and out on PaVs classy chassis with the a Comedy Hour as no more than a whistle cue. But now she's the first glamor babe ever signed to a term contract by Hollywood NBC-TV. NBC boss Pat Weaver, no less, saw her on his screen in New York and decided she was just the scenery for the network. Pat is 24, a divorcee and an ex-San Francisco model with more titles than Grace Kelly will have after saying "I do." She's been Sar> Pranrlsr-n, Miss MlllC Peter Edson's Washington Column — Republican Party Struggle Now Centers Around Vice President WASHINGTON - (NBA) — The Republican fight to pick its vice- presidential candidate as President Eisenhower's running mate now develops into ''a race for GOP leadership in 1960—or before, in case the President has another, more serious, heart attack. What this amounts to is another heat In the same old political derby that the Republican party has been running ever since the days of Teddy Roosevelt. It is the quadrennial handicap race between the OOP liberals and the Old Guard conservatives. Vice President Richard M. Nixon is of course the odds-on favorite as of today. But -because he is the pace-setter all the other front runners «111 try to trip him up. At the moment Nixon is a little bit difficult to classify as liberal or conservative. For the last three years Nixon has supported President Eisenhower right down the line. That makes him a liberal. But Nixon's record in the House and Senate marks him as a conservative. And his backers in California, who supported him with the famous Nixon Fund in 1952, are classified as wanting to repeal the income tax, end all foreign aid and take the United States out of the United Nations. Aside from Nixon, the top 10 possibilities can be pretty accurately divided a.-, to liberals and conservatives: Liberals—Chief Justice Earl Warren, Calif.; Gov. Christian A. Herter, Mass.; Ex-Gov. Thomas E. Dewey ,N. Y.; Ex-Gov. Harold B. Stassen, Minn.; Milton Eisenhower, Pa. Conservatives—Sen. William F. Knowland, Calif.; Sen. Everett M. Dirksen, HI.; Sen. John W. Bricker, Ohio; Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, WIs.; Herbert Hoover, Jr., Calif. Some of these possibilities have publicly disavowed any interest in the race—like Warren and Dewey. A couple are definitely in It— Knowland and Stassen, for instance. Herter Is so far letting the office seek the man, in the noble tradition. Bricker had his chance as Dewey's running mate in 1944 and Warren ditto in 1948. Now approaching 63 and 65, respectively, they might be considered too old in 1960. Undersecretary of State Herbert Hoover, Jr., and Dr. Milton Eisenhower, the President's brother who is now president of Pennsylvania State University, have the best names behind which a big publicity spurt could be built. But neither really wants the presidency or vice presidency and either would have to be drafted.by a runaway con> the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D Written for NEA Service Mrs. L. introduces the subjec' 01 a certain variety of thyroic gland trouble asking for an explanation of "overactive thyroid gland" and whether a person ir whom this is suspected should have a basal metabolic test. I believe these questions can be answered best by a general discussion of the subject about which many people still are somewhat confused. The thyroid is a gland which lies in the front of the neck, sometimes extending down under the upper portion of the breastbone. This gland does not have a duct or passageway to empty its secretion and .therefore its hormone is absorbed directly into the blood stream. It is thus called one of the glands of internal secretion. Ordinarily, the thyroid manufa& lures and releases just the right amount of secretion for the needs of the body. Among other functions, its hor- action of other internal glands and also to keep the heartbeat regular. If the thyroid gland starts misbehaving it may produce either too much secretion (probably what Mrs. L. means by overactive) or a secretion which is abnormal. This results in the development of a condition which is known as toxic goiter of which there are several varieties. Other names for toxic goiter are Graves' disease, von Basedow's disease, and hyperthyroidlsm. Usually when the thyroid becomes toxic it also enlarges — though perhaps only slightly. The most common symptoms in addition to enlargement are a rapid heart rate, bulging eyes, trembling of the hands, nervousness and loss of weight. A skilled physician can sometimes make a diagnosis from these symptoms alone. But usually a metabolism test is taken since this measures more accurately the degree to which the thyroid Is overactive. It is done In the early 'morning before eating. It is not painful. Toxic goiter should be .diagnosed as soon as possible before It has produced damage which may be difficult to overcome. In the pnst the most common form al irMtnwot hM own surgery. In control of the trump suit. Therefore this operation, part of the diseased thyroid tissue is removed .leaving only enough to supply the normal needs of the body. Now some other methods besides surgery are used for toxic goiter. Radioactive iodine is a useful medical treatment in some Instances. Drugs of the thiouracil family also have been used with success. One who has thryoid troubles should know, however, that not all toxic goiters can be successfully treated without surgery. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Trump Lead Sets Bidder By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Service Today's hand is from "Point Count Contract Bridge Complete," an excellent-vork on. bidding and play, written by Ernest W. Rovere. To students of the game we offer two words of advice about 44* *AT13I EAST A3 4QJ109I VKJ10S VQ34 «A(73 »KS *KQJ« *»«4 •OCTB <D> «AK7«3 »A»6J *QJ4 ' *!<> North-South vul. W«l N«rth Bart Doubk Pua Past Pa* Opwtaf k**-* » Rovere's book: Read It. "Follow!"* » penalty pass of an Informatory double, the opening lead by the doubter should be a trump," writM Itovw*. 'TO* '•*• vention. Dirksen, McCarthy and many others are just the opposite They're willing, if- only someone would get enthusiastic about them. The possibility 'of some dark horse coming up is not to be discounted. One of the Republican governors might emerge as an acceptable compromise, if he can show any talent for uniting the two rival factions. Knight of California, Stratton of Illinois, Craig of Indiana, McKeldin of Maryland, Langlie of Washington are prominently mentioned.' Money is going to ta.lk. Western oil millionaires and midwestern conservative Contributors will vie with what the Taft forces used to call the "Chase Bank-Madison Ave hucksters.". It was this latter coalition that put over Wendell Willkie in 1940. It backed Tom Dewey against the Taffc conservatives and It backed Eisenhower. Some evidence is beginning to show that this eastern money will soon start concentrating behind Governor Herter The favorite of the western conservatives Knowland. In the early winter book it looks like a three-cornered race—Nixon is the third—for vice president in 1956 and for president 'n I960 or sooner. son is that partner's pass showed the defenders should pull the &e- calrer's trumps and not permit him to take tricks by trumping losers with small trumps. "If West makes the norma opening lead of the king of clubs South will make the contract. Dum my's ace wins, 'and South trumps a club. The ace of hearts Is cashed and a hear trick is lost. "The defenders now switch to a trump. South wins. A heart 'is trumped in dummy,, another club trumped by South. This gives South a sure total of seven tricks. "Yet the opening lead of the singleton trump will defeat the con tract two tricks. East's eigh forces out South's king. The ace of clubs is cashed, and a low club ruffed by South. The ace of hearts is played, and a low heart follows "East wins toe second heart with the queen, leads the queen ol spades. South can now win only the ace and king of spades, the ace of clubs, the ace of hearts and one trumped club for five tricks instead of the preprous seven." Woman Gets Special Delivery CHARLESTON, W. Va. I* — The Charleston Dally Mall dispensing bag was. hanging on a utility pole, just below a ftre alarm box. An unidentified woman who wanted to buy a newspaper assumed the lever on the box made a paper pop out of the bag. Battalion Chief Claude Saunders of the fire department said she was perhaps the most frightened woman In Charleston when three fire companies with sirens screaming rolled to a atop beside the fire alarm. L/TTLE LIZ . does o mirror always look • MAO JO Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Maid, Miss World Trade, Miss Pan American Airwr.ys, Miss Golden Gate and, in the movies. Miss Lovely to Look At in "Son of Sinbad" and "Guys and Dolls." Still Only whistle bait on NBC shows. Pat's livin' it up. So are NBC's Romeos. Pat's, been patted, kissed and squeezed on camera by Peter Lawford, Paul Gilbert, Dean Martin, Jerry Lewis, Robert Cummings and Milton Berle. There's talk about grooming her for bigger roles. Dramatic lessons, etc. But right now NBC's casting: directors are keeping Pat so busy In TV clinches she hardly has time to straighten her lipstick. Hollywood's original Mr. Creep —Peter Lorre—is leering it UP again. 'He was the genial, amusing fellow he is in a couple of recent movies, but he's back on the "Most Wanted" villain list these days in TV casting offices. Lorre Prefers comedy but shrugs, "How can 3'ou turn down money?" Rehearsing a CBS-TV Climax show, he grinned: "At least TV is giving me a change of pace. Once in a while I get to play a cute creep TV sponsors like that kind." After all these, years—Lorre became famous in the early 30's as the baby killer in the film "M"— he still shrinks when his presenci makes kids scream and women faint. As he's always said: "I have the most harmless face in the world. Some comedians I know look more like killers than I do." Channel Chatter: Medic star Richard Boone will direct three "Frontier" telefilms. Bet evpryone ducks when he yells "Cut" . . . Eva Gabor brought her own light- Ing when she guested with Johnny Car"son on CBS. Her 15 carat diamond ring lights up the sky. "Yes, doll," she told me, "I bought it myself." Barry Nelson's still wearing that crew cut of his "My Favorite Husband" TV series despite the 1897 period in which he landed' for the Ginger Rogers movie, "The First Traveling Saleslady." "The studio thought the hair cut wouldn't fit the period," he's chuckling, . "but I convinced 'em by showing them a photograph of Teddy Roosevelt." Barry's shedding no tears over the demise of the TV stanzas saying: "After two years we were running out of plots and my role was disintegrating." About his role with Ginger: "It's a good romantic part. It's laughs without .turning the guy Into an idiot." AN OLD CODGER Wants to know why it is that you frequently read in the papers that the Young Republicans are going to meet or the Young Democrats are going to meet; but you never read about Old Republicans ajid Old Democrats meeting.—Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. YOUTH, as distinguished from childhood, or middle-age, is that brief period when the sexes talk to each other at a party.—Florida Times-Union. Fish Tale Dale Glad Career Back On Track By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD, March 1 W— Dale Robertson, newly embarked on a free-lance acting career, could write a book titled "Mistakes I Have Made." The drawling actor is getting his career off the ground after a sensational beginning and then a dull period. Despite a generous fan following, Robertson failed to fulfill his promise. Now he can hac.k nn th« experience and profit from wfiat went wrong. Too Frank He admits that he was too. frank and too trusting. "I got some of the press mad at me," he remarked. "In October two years ago, .1 counted up 183 layouts that had been done on me that year. That was entirely too much. Even if you're very fond of chicken, you're going to get tired of it if I feed It to you every day. "So I said I wasn't going to do any more publicity for the last two months of that year. But peo- started potshotting at me, and some of them haven't let up since." Bir Mistake His big mistake, he concluded, was allowing those 193 layouts to be made In the first place. Concerning his acting career, he said that he erred in signing with 20th Century-rox. "I had a good role in 'Fighting Man of the Plains,'" he explained. "The studloa itarted courting me, and my agents urged me to sign with Fox. I thought It would be better to play the la- dependent field; I had of {ere. for four pictures. But my agents argued that I needed a big studio behind me. "So I signed. And I never did get a role as good as the one I had in 'Fighting Man of the Plains.' " tow Point , The Oklahoman did some films on the lot, then became the loan- out king. He figures the studio made around $800,000 profit on his services to other producers. The low point was his loan to Howard Hughes for the gaudy, The start of Robertson's rebel- glrly "Son of Slnbad." The start of Robertson's rebellion came when the studio planned to lend him for "White Feather"— "playing fourthJead : to Robert Wagner." That's when he drew the line—and his first suspension. Thereafter he underwent a period of siege 'With the studio, finally getting his release last December. Since then he has made "Dakota Incident" for Republic, a Ford Theater TV show and plans to go to London next month for another film. 75 Yean Ago In Blytheyill* Mrs. Oharles Ray Kewcomb and Mrs. William Corder were guwta of Mrs. Ancil Webb when she entertained Duo-Ouad memben with a party at her home. Dr. Gary Bringle ot Memphis win be guest speaker at the meeting at the Mississippi County Medical AJ- soctation when it meets tonight at Blytheville Hospital. Mr. and Mrs., Noble Gill-have returned from New Orleans where they attended the Mardl Oras. "THE FELLOW WHO draw*' the seed catalogue has a brother. those tomatoes for the covers ot He's the one who write* the lip- stickvads."—Elkln (N. C.) Tribun*. Answer to fraviow Punk ACROSS 1 Soft-finned flsb 7 Marine fish 13 Small space 14 "Lilly maid ot Astolat" 16 Foot part . It Raver 17 Land parcel 18 Air raid alarm • 20 Theatrical sign 21 Having one pedal digit 23 Young salmon 2« Weight of . India 27 Domestic slave 31 Frosted 32 Footless animal 33 Pheasant brood 34 Fish-eating bird 35 River in Germany 36 Dance step 3D Volcano in Sicily 40 Red 43 Flying nocturnal mammal 46 Utopian 47 Small cask 50 Hardened 52 Branched 54 Bridge holding S5Looked fixedly M Declared DOWN 1 fish 2 River in Italy. 3 For lear that 4 Witticism 5 New York city 6 Italian city 7 Great fright 8 Winged 9 Operated 10 Deep holes 11 Heavy blow 12 Fiddling Roman 19 Summer (Fr.) 21 Commands 22 Tradesman 23 Evergreen -24 Tart 25 Interpret 28 Blemish 29 Midday JO Girl's nan* 36 Cushioned 37 Mimic 38 Scanty 41 Female relative 42 Puff up 41 Parts of » harnett 44 The did 45Toodn«fc 47 Ripped 48 Employ** 49 Couchea SI Rodent S3 Sickn**

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