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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 15, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT (AKK.X COURIER wewg TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLK COURIER HEWS THE COURIER KIW8 CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicsgo, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the pcst- oHice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J6.50 per year, $3.50 for six months, »2.00 for three monthts: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS And there came a fear on all: and they glorified God, saying. That a great prophet is risen up among us: and, That God hath visited his people. —Luke 7:16. * * * And to add greater honours to his age Than man could give him, he died fearing God. —Shakespeare BARBS A hypocrite is a woman who prays for delivery from temptation and then goes to a bargain sale. * * * Christmas shopping as starting and dad is away ahead of the old Yuletide tree. He's getting trimmed right now. * * * Bedtime is when most little school kids just happen to think they have home work to do. * # * It's our bet that a poor man knows how to have more good times than a wealthy man. ¥ * * People never seem to realize that trains don't stop for an auto until after it has been hit. Democrats Improve Position It's tricky enough trying; to gauge the meaning of a general election in a non- presidential year. The job is still tougher when the balloting is mostly local, as it was this time. What emerges from the scattered voting around the country:; 1. Democrats won in a good many places where they were expected to. 2. They also triumphed in some spots helds by Republicans, while the latter did not make nearly as heavy inroads against Democratic incumbents. As a prime example, Democrats knocked out GOP mayoral regimes in several key Indiana cities, including Indianapolis, Evansville, South Bend and Hammond, an industrial suburb of Chicago. Indiana usually is thought of as a Republican stronghold. But as a sign of a national trend, such victories have very little value. Experience has taught that even smashing conquests in general elections in off- years are sometimes sharply reversed in presidential years. Back in 1938, Republicans picked off 80 Democratic congressional seats and seemed to be on the march. Two years later, the late President Roosevelt won a third term and actually widened the Democrats' congressional margin. About all that can be said of the far less important 1055 returns as an indicator is that they will unquestionably lend heart, to the Democrats. Even though limited. They are favorable and they do not suggest any marked change from 195-1 when the party regained Congress and seized many new governorships. Most practically, the Democrats' local victories mean more nourishment for their party at the grass roots. A pally lives by holding office. Every time it wins it gains potential strength for a greater fight. That was one of the principal effect? of the sweep of governorships last year. Nothing that has happened at the polls this year or in 195-1 consitutes convincing evidence that the Democrats will capture the White House in 1956, with or without President Eisenhower as an adversary. Hut these two elections have improved the Democrats' strategic position materially. They will have a better organizational structure at state and local levels next time than they had in 1952. Only lime will tell whether they will be able' to put the needed meal on these sturdier bones. They Overlook the Cost With quite a few politicians beginning to talk lovingly again of a return to 90 per cent of parity farm price supports, maybe it'* useful to take a fresh look at the surpluses Hiey encouraged. There was a Hmo when seven billion dollars was considered an outrageous total for the whole cost of government. But today the United States has an investment of 7.33 billion dollars in suprpltis farm products alone. In just the month of September this year, the.government picked up an added 220 million dollars worth of farm stocks. Even in a depreciated currency, a tidy sum. It might be a good thing if, every time a politician mentions the magic "90 per cent of parity" figure, a cash register bell would ring somewhere in the hall and a large seven-billion-dollar figure would flash upon a screen. Then we might get some hard, sensible thinking about the farm problem. VIEWS OF OTHERS Era of the Big Bed All out-sized men can sympathize mth the complaint of James Tumulty, a Democratic representative in Congress from New Jersey. Visiting abroad, the 320-pound lawmaker said beds are very weak over there. Two collapsed under him, one in London, the other in Berlin. Beds may be stronger in America, but there is another problem here. Men and women, growing taller, complain they are tired of dangling their feet over the edge and ends of beds that are too small and shore. That's the word we get straight from the bedroom by way of those who make sleeping equipment. Texans may have started it (they start and claim so many things', but the demand for oversize beds is coming from throughout the nation. A manufacturer (no, he wasn't Rip Van Winkle!) awoke one morning to find customers growing at the rate of half an inch every half century. Benjamin Franklin long ago attribute our height to the simple fact of being an American! Due to vitamins.or other reasons, there is a need and demand for oversize bedding. The plain fact is Americans—or rather, an increasing number of them—say they are'nt getting the rest they need because they are too big to fit comfortably in regulation-size beds. This demand for supersize bedding is not for mass sleeping either, as in the case of England's famous Bed of Ware. Still standing at Roxbury, it accommodated 24 sleepers, while astrundle bed underneath stowed away 12 more! Now in this era of this and that, including the A and B bombs, we are also in the Era of the Big Bed which began when hotel men had short-bed trouble with the arrival of visiting athletic teams. Giant basketball players did not find chairs added fco the ends of their beds sufficiently comfortable ir conducive to feeling fit in the morning. The result was a demand for beds suitable for a human frame measuring slightly under seven feet. The demand is not from athletes only. People want oversize beds that provide room in which to stretch and turn freely. That's the report and we see no reason for taking a short view of the matter.—Asheville Citizen. arrh Laughs With a Harvest Speaking of Australia, Don las Jerrold, before 1857, said in "A Land of Plenty:" "Earth is here (Australia iso kind, that just tickle her with a hoe and she laughs with a harvest." Wonder what the gentleman would .say if he could see where our fine farmers had tickled the bosom of Mother Earth with implements which would each equal 500 men yielding 500 hoes, with none leaning on a handle. It's harvest time. Oceans of grain are flowing into the receiving centers. Handling facilities in the hinterlad are congested. Fright cars are not available in adequate number to make the movement- as rapid to the storage places as our growers would like it, to be. Many are delaying in filling out their loan papers and getting the first big chunks of "do re me" from the 1955 harvest .because the grain must be in shelter before loans can be completed. Cotton i.s moving. Every beautiful day is precious in the sight of the farmer and In the sight of everyone who has sense enough to appreciate the relationship of weather to yield and to harvest economy. It's Fall. It's harvest time. Her bosom having been adequately tickled with tillage Mother Earth laughs with a harvest. and the husbandmen are grinning, too. It's a great country in which we live. The earth is so kind.—Plainview (Tex.) Herald. SO THEY SAY The prettiest girls are right here in the U. S. A lot of good figures over there. The girls in Europe are not .so nervous about girdles. But I didn't see any good-looking; girls. — Actor Robert Milchum on his return to the U. S. * * * One of the most deplorable forms of extremism found within the ranks of the Republican party lies In the mistaken boliel that our party's membership should be llmled to those who earn a living without the use of their hands.—Ctov. Goodwin Knight ill.. Calif.l •V * * Willie the President Ls on ills way to full recovery. I think it would be entirely Innppro- porate for anyone to comment, on Ihat, certainly for nie—Attorney General Browne!! on a second- term for Prpsidet Eisenhower. K. # * What kind of n land do ws live In? Anton Scue.s,sler, fnllipr of two young boys found murdered in Chicago along with their pal. Avalanche f^^sm^i^; mm vsl Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column — Gardener Having Quite a Time With Stubborn White House Lawn By DOUGLAS LARSEN he visited the Martin Aircraft "That curry was delicious," And KEXXETH O. GILMORE | Company to see the giant all-jet! U.S. diplomat's wife confided to WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Is: seaplane, the "Seamaster," in a I Madame Deressa. "But couldn't it your yard, dirty brown where lushjtest flight. have been a wee bit hotter?" green grass flourished last sum-l Adm. Arleigh A. Burke, U.S. mer? Is there hard-packed, bald; Chief of Naval Operations, was By EKSKIN'E JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Guy- and Dolls: Mario Lanza's warbling in the two-hour "Serenade" adds up to a big 60 minutes but Director Tony Mann isn't worried about the plot getting: lost on the high C's. "There was just as much singing in his biggest hit, "The Great Ca ruso." says Tony. "We have the >ame type of story — a story that can be told with music. Our story never stops for one minute." Tony about the supposedly terrible-tempered Mr. Lanza: "He's a nice guy with a world of charm on this set. I think his voice is richer than ever." There will be no time for thumb- twiddling in Lizabeth Scott's movie future. There will be a solid program of emoting for her after she completes her first movie in more than a year. Before she left Hollywood for "The Weapon" opposite Steve- Cochran in London, she told me. "I just couldn't do another bad picture. I've lost count of the scripts I've turned down. But this new film, s what I've been waiting for. I play a wonderful, sympathetic woman with a lot of heart instead j of those brash characters they gave me for so long." A confession from Liz: "I've made some mistakes, too. turned down a role in 'The Rose Tattoo' because I thought it was oo small. Virginia Grey played it nd I hear she's wonderful " 5ALLY FORREST'S dance num- :er in the costume that almost .fisn't there, clipped by U.S. cen- ors from "Son of Sinbad," was eft in the movie for European clay where grass refused to growl along After the flight he answered in the shade? H so, you're in reporters' the same boat; when the chief questions freely But newsmen began ques- with Bob Redman, chief White, tinning the handsome Mountbatten, House gardener. : he- replied: In spite of the advice of the best- "Same with me." grass, fertilizer and soil experts the world from the U.S. Dep(. of Agriculture, consultations with sod experts of the Dep(. of Defense and j-ifts of seed and shoots from embassy experts, Bob having a terrible time with the White House lawn. In desperation he's plowing up most of it, refertilizing seeding. and re- Chief Justice of the U.S. Earl Warren might end up with three doctors tor sons-in-law. He pot his "irst when youngest daughter Nina 'Honey Bear" eloped to Las Vegas to marry Dr. Stuart Brien of Beverly Hills. Oldest daughter Virginia Is tour- .ng the Caribbean, but the report s that .she's writing and calling a doctor in Los Angeles, every day. An ex-boy friend of Virginia's is Royal Air Force Group Capt. Feter Townsend may have lost One of the strongest drinks quaffed in Washington was also served by the Ethiopians. It was mead, made from honey. They had cases of the stuff on hand for the crowd—they thought. The heavy drinker went through the supply as fast as the gourmands leveled the buffet table. South was an inexpert speed demon. West opened the five of diamonds, and North made the mistake of putting down his diamonds before he, put down the rest of the dummy.. South immediately called for the king of diamonds from the dummy and then North put the rest of the hand down. this trick, showings. One letter in garbled English from a theater owner in Spain advised Sally: "Thanks to you people are standing in droves in front of mjr theater." Off-the-.sound tract: Bob Wagner, swinging over a French Alp cliff on the end of a rope for a scene in "The Mountain." was admonished by a studio photographer; "Hold it for a still." DALE EVANS' "Angel Unaware" is near the half-million mark in sales Retail Bookseller lists it •bird among nonfiction best sellers for October. More than $45,000 in royalties have been turned over to the National Association for Retarded Children. The impact of automation — the increasing use of automatic devices — on America's w a y of living hasn't yet been felt in Hollywood, although I suspect some people will argue: "Oh. yeah? What about Marilyn Monroe's hips? That's the best automatic device I've ever seen." Maybe so, but compared to pushbutton industry and warfare developments, Hollywood's way behind the times except for its new wide screen and sterophonic sound. A world of artistic creation. Hoi- Ivwood may never succumb to the push-button age. But I'm betting on Movietown to startle the world when it does embrace automation. Something sensational like having movies produced by perforated cards. Only Hollywood, I'm sure, will add a Hollywood touch. The perforated cards, like the human producers they replaced, will have ulcers. FILMING OF SCENES for Bette Davis' "Storm Center" in the Santa Rosa. Calif.. City Library was an pasistam director's dream set. The walls were plastered with signs reading: "Quiet, Please." Dorothy Dandridge said "No, thanks" to a songwriter who submitted a new ditty to her for her _,,,... . , ,.. llllluu tunesmiths have be- South huffed and puffed come desp erate. This one was H- but still couldn't make 12 tricks. If South had seen the whole dummy before he played to the first trick he might have made the correct play. Obviously West was not likely to be leading away from the ace of diamonds. It could cost nothing to play the low diamond fron dummy. If East had to play the ace, the slam would be home. Even if East could win the first trick with the jack of diamonds, dummy could later lead the king through in order jreiei iu\Mi.btnu may nave lost men mere was more than Margaret. He may lose! ask for Scotch. his group, too. At one of the big receptions for Lord Mountbatten a large group 01 British naval and air officers was in a corner discussing the romance. It was the concensus that Then there was nothing to do but! for South to ruff out the ace. In The combination . of his recenl birthday, and his .illness, brought the second largest flood of mail to the White House since Ike has been Frwident. Slightly under 20,000 get- the RAP high command is upset] well and congratulatory messages about the publicity Townsend hasj were received in one week. received. RAF brass think it has been bad for the RAF generally, and that he will be eased out of the service in a year or so. Hint to housewives: The fad in capital food the^e days seems to be spicy dishes, and the hotter the better. Madame Yilma Deressa, wife of the Ethiopian ambassador, teotify to this. Other day she Ed Pauley, Jr., son of the wealthy] whipped a huge batch of special ' curry sauce to go with lamb and chicken for an embassy party cele- h;-<iting Emperor Haile Selassie's coronation 25 years ago. It was mainly tor the benefit of American guests. She was worried, however, that the concoction, which had seven different spices in it, might be too hot. Hardly. Every last morsel of the curry dishes was scooped up be- California oil man. And Dorothy is now working librarian in the U.C.L.A. medi- il .school, where the report ihat several young doctors are semiring her around Visiting Adm. Earl Mountbatten, First Sen Lord and Chief of Naval Staff of Great Britain, hrld the shortest press conference on record the other day HI Baltimore when Still the all-time record for White House mail is the flood of protests zereived oVer the electrocution of the Rosenberg spies. Mail averaged more than 20,000 letters per week for a couple of weeks during thai period. fore the reception was hah" over.l mcblles. Latest ambassador of good will: Rep. Dewey Short (R-Mo) recently was on a junket through Europe. On a stopover at Locarno, Switzerland, the congressman, who loves to make a speech, was elected to respond to the greetings of local officials. So he delivered a bit of stem- uuiding oratory. Trouble, was he told the Swiss, among othe'r things, that they should lay off watches and sell other products to America. Thai's the equivalent of a Swiss! politician'visiting Detroi 1 . and tell-1 ing them to stop making auto . short, South could lose nothing as long as East had the ace of diamonds. After this hand North made a wise decision. When playing with the speed demon, North resolved, he would be slow about putting down the dummy and would be sure to put down the suit of the open ing lead last. tled: "The War and Peace Mambo." LITTLE LIZ the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Since Nov. 13-19 is Diabetes Week this year it is appropriate to try to answer several questions on this • Q—My husband has been ;t diabetic for the past lour years He has always been a big eater but the last couple of years foot! hus become an obsession with him. He knows it is bad for him btu says he can't help himself. Hi-- eats a large dinner and then make-, himself a sandwich or a cereal bowl with milk. When he gels up at night he also eats. Don't diet as we both know the riuM. Bui it is worth nothing when it is undone during the night.—Mrs. R It i.s not uncommon tor a person with diabetes to have aa excessively larpe appetite. If what you say is correct about your husband, however, he is running grave risks of developing dangerous complications, or even eating himsell into an early grave, lie must .urb his appetite and control the diabetes. He should be under the care of a physician, should [ollmv the diet outlined, take insulin if needed, and should learn to test his own urine for sugar. The consequences of carelessness may be extremely serious. Q—I would like to know if betes in children is serious. People keep telling me thai children itf.. ally outgrow it. When 1 asked our doctor about it she replied that diabetes is always serious. A—It is not safe to assume that a child will outgrow diabetes when he gets older though in some youngsters the disease does become easier to manage as time goes on. A child with dtabeics should receive the same careful medical care ns would be received by a grownup. Q-Whftl arc Uie symptoms oimonk diabetes?—J. C. A—They vary from person to person and may be so slight that nothing unusual is noted. Sometimes excessive thirst and appetite and sometimes loss of weight are the most common symptoms, but they cannot be relied on as the basis on which to make a diagnosis. Q—Please comment on diabetic stroke and what the doctors call a spillover.—Mrs. C. P. A—The first of these questions presumably refers to a type of unconsciousness coining from the accumulation of acid products in the system. "Spillover" refers to the fact that sugar in the blood "spills over" through the kidneys Into the urine'. K Q—My daughter is expecting in a month or so. She has severe diabetes and the doctor has placec her in the hospital and says the baby is getting too large. Are there any chances that the baby will have diabetes?—Mrs. K. A—With good modern management the risks for a mother with diabetes are much less than they used to be: the chances of a healthy baby are also better There is some chance that the baby .jvlll have diabetes but there is a better one that It will not. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Speed Demons Taking Chances By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Many bridge players consider a point of pride, for some obscure reason, to play each hand with great speed. It may seem strang for me to criticize this custom since according to rumor I am the FATHERS ore what give daughters awny to other men who aren't good enough for them ... so they can have grandchildren that are smarter than anybody's.—Carlsbad Current-Argus. FRANK HOWARD, football coach at Clemson, asked who would do the kicking this year, replied: "The alumni." — Greenville tS.C.) Pled- WEST AK852 NORTH (D) * A 10 7 6 » AK4 » KQ8 * J42 " EAST *Q43 « J97S North I N.T. 4 V 5V Pass 4> A8432 + Q1098 SOUTH *J9 ¥«J108752 • 10 + AK7 North-South vul. Eul South West 3V 4 N.T. 6V Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— * S fastest .bridge player on land or sea (I have never played much on airplanes or In submarines). If you watch any fast expert, however, you'll notice that he looks the entire hand over for an instant or two before he plays to the first trick. After that he may pl&y pretty quickly, but he h«s given himself the chance to consider the hand as a whole. I When today's hand w«s played, ' Q—The bidding has been: South West North Eist ] Heart Pass 2 Hearts Pass f You, South, hold: 4K3 VA4J53 «KQJ4 *K3 What do you do? A—Bid four beirte. The 19 (Hint* in tilth cards obviously require a jump to £ame, but you choose the major suit rather than Do-trump became one of the doubletons might be a source of dan- |er »t no-trump. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: *KQ VA975432 4>AJ4 *i What do you do? A bachelor is a felfow whoJ double doted at college. ,^nu,« TROUBLE is when you see some guy in a big, fancy convertible you don't know whether he was smart enough to earn it ir so dumb he missed one of the $64.000 questions. —Florida Times-Union. BAD HABITS are like a comfortable bed—easy to get into and hard to get out of.—Charleston News & Courier. . INDICATIONS are that it may soon be necessary to revise the meaning of "impossibility" to 'something man hasn't yet learned how to do." — Jackson (Miss.) State Times. AN OHIO MAN rejjiarried his divorced wife — probably hoping to lear her say some nice things about tier former husband. — Fort Myers <Fla.) News-Press. Versatile Star Answer to Previous Pu2il» ACROSS 1 Versatile star Philip 6 He plays hero or"heavy" 11 Speaker 13 Cylindrical 14 Chemical substance 15 Diminished !6 Blackbird of 17 Sea eagle 19 Pewter coin of Malaya DOWN 1 Sea skeleton 2 Spheres of action 3 Allotad portion 4 Summer (Fr.) 5 Thither 6 Rebel (coll.) 7 British money of account 8 Missile 9 Everlasting (poet.) 10 Closed car 12 Sheepfold 23 Separated 25 Direction 26 Rot flax 27 Vehicle 29 Dance step 32 Wailed on 20 Indo-Chinese 13 Browns by lh %, ' ab 'f. f ,„„;,,„ sun 33 Gratify 34 Goddess of. the 47 Abstract being dawn 49 Wand 35 Dyestuft 50 Month 36 Humbler 37 Cubic meter 38 He is ,in versatile part* 40 Those who (suffix) 43 Conger 46 Low haunt 23 His "woods" are a stale 24 Scoffs 27 Solicitude 28 Scottish sallyard 29 Golfer's term 30 Devotee 31 View his in the motion picture theater 32 Petty quarrel 34 Venerate STVend 38 He has starred in several films 39 Accomplishes 41 Town (Cornish prefix) 42 Peer Gynt't mother 44 Perched 45 Eludes 48 Type of fur 51 Be irked at 52 Lender 93 Paradiset M Tlolen story £7 M* K

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