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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE BIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW! TUESDAY, NOVEMBER «. 1964 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS DO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October B, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevilie or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of. 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations If • ruler hearken to lies, all hU servants are wicked.—Prov. 29:12. * * * Habitual liars invent falsehoods not to gain any end or even to decleve their hearers, but to amuse themselves. It is partly practice and partly habit. It requires an effort in them to speak the truth.-Hazlitt. Barbs A Minnesota man's face was partially frozen when he was caught in a blizzard. We wouldn't care to play poker with him. * * * Coffee tot* up again. Even the price U enouth to ke«p you awake nlghta. * * * It proves you really stand for something when you fall lor contributing to the March of Dimes. * * * A Kientist uyi that dry rot cost! lumbermen million!. And spoil! a lot of conversation, too. * * * Wt read of more and more accldenU on icy pavements—most of them because we haven't brakes that will stop the car behind us. Investigating the Comets One of the greatest aviation mysteries in recent times—the strange crashes of the British jet transport Comets— is well on the way to being- solved. And the earnestness nnrl thoroughness with which it had been probed otight to be a comfort to airline passengers all over the world. Naturally the British have a selfish purpose. The future of their commercial jet aviation, so well advanced originally by the pioneering Comet, is now in jeopardy. But that should not detract from their achievement in threading through this complex mystery. Several separate British agencies collaborated in what Was truly a monumental investigation. Their work was often highly dramatic, and dangerous. Ships of the Royal Navy scorn-aged the sea bottom off the tiny Mediterranean island of Elba, bringing back three fourths of the wreckage of the Comet that had fell last January. Tiny strips of metal, twisted seats, ball bearings, all these shattered parts were fitted onto a wooden ghost aircraft frame in England. This patchwork ship was then immersed in thousands of gallons of water. More water was pumped inside the fuselage to simulate the air pressure the plane would feel at all stages of a flight. Trick devices were rigged to imitate the buffeting winds. Then groups of scientists almost daily flew in still-intact Comets, measuring stress and pressure with all kinds of electrical gadgets. Since these were the craft that had mysteriously washed, the men took their lives in their hands. At the start, they had roughly 60 individual theories as to what caused the series of mishaps. Slowly they checked them off. They eliminated human failure. The plane basically was sound in design. Sabotage was ruled out. The engines were not the cause, either. In the end, only one theory fitted the facts which reconstruction of the crashed Comet established: that the ill-fated plane had suddenly burst wide open in flight and hurled her crew and passengers to death in the Mediterranean. That actually happened to the ghost plane in its gruelling underwater tests. And the scientists believe that "metal fatigue" was the cause. Under this theory, a metal structure has a certain reserve of strength when it is new, but it can become fatally "tired" if subjected to frequent severe stress—as witness the final breaking of any piece of metal which you bend back and forth many times. The stresses upon the Comet plane were those developed from the endless, lharp channel in air pressure aa the craft climbed to altitudes of 40,000 feet and then dropped swiftly down for landings. The interior cabin pressure, maintained for passenger comfort, exerted tremendous outward stress when the plane was in thin air. The British "detectives" do not yet know all there is to know about metal fatigue, particularly as applied to aircraft cabins. So the hardest part of the task is still ahead: how to find the cure for this strange ill. The problem is really not one for British scientist alone, but for all aviation experts who look ahead to the com- merical jet plane age. For no one knows at this stage that the tragedy which struck the Comet would not strike other jet aircraft built for passenger transport. OF OTHERS Facts On Segregation Those who know the whole story of segregation are aware that any malicious agitation about It doe* not start In the South, but elsewhere So it Is no surprise to us to see that the riots and the demonstrations about Integrating the race* in the public schools have taken place in borderland or states further north. In the South colored and white people have lived side by side for generally our crime, 0 , are between persons of Ihe same race, rather than different races. In most communities in the South the people of white and colored racea live In friendly understanding and the utmost goodwill. Leaders in both know that we have important and difficult problems to work out in a changing world, but Negroes In the south have developed to the place where they have too much to risk in a silly fight for prestige. Negroes in the South are propertied business men of sound financial rating, teachers who have acquired standing by dint of hard work in college and university. Southern Negroes of this variety are stuck with wonder when they road of the ambitions of their northern neighbors to ent in all-white restaurants. Southern Negroes have excellent restaurants of their own. They have well trained doctors and dentists, lawyers and school men. They have real estate men of their own color. They have business men of almost any persuasion who have made a notable success of their undertaking. This Is not true In the north, and Southern Negroes nre growing more and more into a realization of the facts of the case.—Laurel (Miss,) Leader-Call. Little Omitted Ordinarily when a press agent sits down at his typewriter to turn out a piece he hopes, to get into the newspapers, complete with a carefully tucked-ln plug for his particular brand of soap, perfume or drinking likker, he tries to make it believable. But not so the author of this; Take all the blue thnt you have ever Known: the limitless arches of the sky and the old. old stillness of the Mediterranean, the slabbing blue ago when you were young; the baby blue of for- of the groott at Capri remembered from long get-mc-nol.s, (he deep purple petunia, the sparkle of the sapphire t or the cold petulance of turquoise. Think of the feathered soft breast of the bird which carries that name or of the py« of one you love. Then think of all the greens; the far off coolness of the lawns of home, the flicker of willow leaves in spring, the stern gravity of cedars, the green pillared deep caverns beneath the rocks where the tides swing In and out, the pallor of the beryl, the deep hearts of emeralds, and the intricacy of carved, dark Jade . . . The arthor of this deathless (or is It breathless?) prose actually was talking about Nassau, rather than Heaven, but the only thing he left out was the pear ley gates with St. Peter sanding by in a doorman's uniform.—Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. "Oh, by the Way- TO- SO THEY SAY The free world can still win In the ninth inning, but that's Ihe last inning of the ball game and it Is rapidly approaching. — Newsman Frank H. Bartholomew. I don't believe there is 9 place in the world today where the Communists can attack with Impunity. — Stale Department's Walter Robertson. I think when a man passes a certain age, the fear of death gives way to joy in being the one who is surviving longest among his group. — N. Y. U. Professore Charles Slepman on NBC radio program "Conversation." » * * I'm on the side of the U. S. . . . The U. S. Is doing a great job and I want to say so. — Pakistan's Premier Mohammed All. * * . * There Is some kind of immortality, though I don't know what kind of shape Immortality takes. And I don't worry about it. — Eleanor Roosevelt. The word Integration Is much more pleasant than Is segregation. — Pennsylvania's Oov. John Fine. I have made no plans for 1956, and It Is unlikely that I will b« a candidate (for President) ... but I am not going to close thi door. — Senator Kefauver (D-Tenn.). Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD—(NEAl — Behin the Screens: As a long-time reb on the subject of eating at t movies, I'm nauseated over t news that * drive-in theater in A toona, Pa., le offering patrons coi: plete chicken dinners. Some time ago I ate a six-coun dinner in a movie theater as on man's protest against popcor munchers. But now people aren satisfied with just popcorn an Marilyn Monroe's legs at the mo ies. They gotta have chicken leg too. I'm afraid to predict what ma happen In the next five years esp cially after this chiding wire fro the Rltz Brothers: "The time may come when fan will skip the movie reviews and b guided iastead by Duncan Hine Suggest theater owners provid mood food such as: 'On the Wate front' and Sea Food Dinner Wil Marlon Brando and Baked Hal but." Mood food Hmmmm. A chi may yet win an Oscar. Peter fdson's Washington Column — Even in Paradise of North Italy, Writer Finds Communism Is There SAN MARINO—(NEA)—It is ap parenUy Impossible to get awa from It nil. For the past month this correspondent and wife havi been touring northern Italy in i rented, midget Italian car. We avoided the big shots as much as possible, toured the back ronds didn't rend the newspapers, let the tUernntinnal ami economic situa Lions go hang. This vacation was to be lor fun, and not to study conditions or feel pulses. One place we sought out was San Marino. As you know, this i; me of the smallest, and also claims to be the oldest, republic n the world, dating back to the fourth century. It is roughly si nlles by six and has about 12.000 'nhnbltnnts. It Is located 100 mil ir so south of Venice entirely surrounded )y Italy, from which it Is, however, completely independent. San Marino is situated on the side of a 2300-foot mountain, half an hour's drive from the Adriatic coast. Its rnpitnl town is topped by three old caslle.s cresting a sheer drop of n thousnr feet or more. H's a fniry-tnle setting. Surely this \\-ns the place to get away from It all. How wronff we were we didn't tirn (ill Inter. For the coimlry has a Communist government—the only one outside the Iron Curtain— nnd they played Frank Sinntrn records on the phonograph for dinner music in our hotel. No. you can't get away from it all. We had arrived just nt dusk. No- niy had wanted to see passports or check bngpage as we crossed the "frontier." A sign over the road at the border said, "Welcome to the Free Republic of San Marino." We didn't even have to register at the hotel. We learned quickli Ihere were no taxes of any kind Paradise at last. No traffic cops We went out to look over a few sights before dark. There was magnificent purple and gold, Technicolor sunset lighting up half the heavens over the distant mountains. Around a corner on a steep and crooked street and there—drawn up on a tiny flagstoned square before a crenelated castle that would shame a Hollywood set for Graustark—were 28 lord high admirals In full dress. They worr Napoleon rtats with plumes, blue tail-coats, gold epaulets and there were wide yellow stripes down the pants legs. They carried swords, raised In sa- a flag-draped balcony of lute. From that castle, a guy in high silk" hat and tall-coat was reading a proclamation. At the end, a 60-pfece band clayed what was obviously the San Marino national anthem. A couple uindred of the citizenry, assembled on the square for the cere- nony. applauded. Ther. they all pa- •aded down the mountain and went lome to supper. This was Ihe way to run a coun- ry. Have bands of 60 and armies of 28. all of them generals or even ield marshals. The army. It turn:d out, was the hereditary Guard if Nobles, centuries old. The cer- tmony was the semiannual naming if .the two "Captains Regent" who vould serve as heads of the gov- rnment for the next six months. They don't let 'em serve long nough to become crooks. obvious- Then "the facts" began to come ut. One of the Captains Regent •as a Commie, The other wasn't, i The parliament, or Grand Council of 60 which had elected them, was divided 31 Communists, 29 Christian Democrats. The government had been Communist for five years. It wil] continue so for the next three, at least. What the appeal of communism is to this largely agricultural, wine and cake-exporting- country, is a little hard to figure. One of the first acts of the Communists was to shut down the gambling casino, on whose revenues San Marino had been able to exist as a tax-free community for years. Gambling was said to be too capitalistic a pastime. Since then the government has had to exist on revenues from the sale of .postcards and postage stamps bought by, the millions and mailed out to folks back home by the hundreds of thousands of tourists who flock to San Marino for a day's outing or longer vacations every year. The hotel where we stayed was formerly the -private palace of one of the numerous, wealthy Italian Counts Borghese. One day the Communists came to him and told him it wasn't right for one family have as big a house as he md. He should keep one room for 'limself and divide the rest as flats. instead, he made the whole thing a hotel. None of the San Marino Comrnu- lists has ever been to Moscow and hey show little interest in going to ee what it's like. They have little ruck with the Italian Communists ither. But there they are, a local olitical phenomenon. It Just goes i show that the pinkos have in- iltrated even paradise. Make of it ,'hat you will. Richard Burton will return London after completing his fina scenes as Edwin Booth in Fox film biography of the famed stag star, "Prince of Players." The reason: "Reach for the Sky," a film abou Britain's legless war hero, Dougla Bader of the Royal Air Force, an his indecision about how he wou! react to Hollywood year after year "For sheer comfort," he says "Hollywood can't be beat. But I': fascinated frenerally with produc tlon and I'm also Interested in percentage. I'm not greedy—I jus want a little nibble. In this day am ape of taxes, and actor can b successful for 10 years and end u] without a penny. You have to owi a piece of the film to make money. 1 TONGUE-IN-CHEEK answers b zippy Marian Can- to a Columbii studio publicity department ques lionnaire before she started actin in "Cell 2455, Death Row": Q—As a child, were you interest ed in show business?" Marian: "No more so than an; neurotic American girl." Q—Any interests outside motion pictures? Marion: "Yes, charming men.' Sign spotted by Peter Graves on r. Hollywood office building: "Secraterial Service Available.' Robert Clarke's pals are wor ried about his health. He picked up a serious case of amoebic dysentery while starring In "The Blacl Pirates" in South America and Is being treated by a Pasadena Calif., specialist. FOUR DIFFERENT songs titled "Not as a Stranger" are headed for the year's most melodic courl hearing. None of them, says Producer Stanley Kramer, producing the movie by the same title, have been cleared by him or the book's publisher. An injunction will be sou.ght to ban all four of them, he says, because there's still another one with the same title—the romantic theme song from the movie which Frank Sinatra will record. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M 'I have a girl friend 38 year old. The doctor tells her she ha diabetes and should do somethln about It but her husband tells he the disease is nothing to WOIT about and is not serious." I trust that the husband wouli change his attitude if he realize* ivliat could happen if diabetes i, untreated. When this serious dls ease Is not controlled satisfactory by diet, insulin, or both, dangerou. complications may develop. Earl} and accurate diagnosis and proper treatment will help to preven many of these. Persons afflicted with diabetes are more likely to have hardening of the arteries and the compllca- lons connected with such a situa- lon. In the feet and legs, diabetes and hardening of (he arteries often eads to Infection, and sometimes leath of the tissue known as gan- rene. People with diabetes are likewise lore susceptible lo coronary hrombosLs or angina pectorls, boti nvolvlng the heart, than those who o not have this disease. Serious eye complications are ot uncommon in patients with un- iagnosed or unsatisfactorily treat- d diabetes. Neglect of the disease an lead, in severe cases, to pro- ressive loss of weight and even- lally even to death. In fact, In the days before the iscovery of Insulin, people severe• stricken with diabetes almost ivarlably died. Even today there are far loo any people whi are careless bout their diets or Insulin and onsequently develop serious complications which carry them oft many years before their normal time. The lesson from all this Is that diabetes must be diagnosed as ear- lH u po&sibla and exact treatment | with diet, and 11 necessary, insulin must be set up. And just as portant as this, the victim of the disease cannot be careless abou following Instructions if he or she wishes to avoid painful or serious complications and untimely death. possibly even • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Don't Be Greedy 11 Real Wise Tip By OSWALD JACOBY Written lor NEA Sen-ice When today's hand was played :.he other day In a rubber bridge game, South had no trouble with ils grand slam In hearts. He ruffed he opening diamond lead In the dummy, drew trumps, and then ran he clubs. South had more tricks Ulan he needed. East sighed and groaned, when he hand wa* over, pointing out that a club lead would have defeated he grand slam. This was quite true, lut West observed that he held six [lamonds and only four clubs. How ould'he tell which lull East WM eady to ruff? The discussion waxed hot and icavy, as such discussions do. If ou were called upon to settle such n argument (sad Is the life of the eaccmaker) how would you rule? West's opening lead was a poor holce. North's leap to six hearts jidlcates control of both minor ults. This Is confirmed when he liter bids seven heart* ,for without uch control North would have to ouble six spades. North's only pos- ble control of diamonds is a void, nd It U therefore out of the qusi- OD lor But alw to M void of. dia- monds. Since the double of seven hearts does, however .indicate a void suit In the East hand. West must look elsewhere for the void. The only possible suit Is clubs, since East, has bid spades and . must have trumps to make his void suit useful on defense. Therefore Wes should lead a club and defeat th slam . If you point this out, you wi please East and, make an enemy o West. Your next step is to East over the knuckles and thu make an enemy of him too. East should* not double seven NORTH Z 4763 VQ 107! 4 None 4 AKJ975 WIST EAS.T (D) 484 4KQJ10»>2 V3 ¥-12 4AKJ762 » 10954 410C4J .4 None SOUTH VAKJ98S « Q33 Vanessa Brown, engaged in a conversation about world politics at a Hollywood party, turned to another actress and asked her what she thought of Mendes- France. "I've never been to Europe," the seven hearts. If East bid seven spades, however, the loss couldn't be very big. Even the best defense would get only two diamond ruffs, a heart, and the ace of trumps; and the loss, counting honors, would be only 600 points. In a hand of this sort, a careful player settles for a small loss and doesn't risk a catastrophe. answer came back, "but If I ever go, I'll certainly visit the place." SHORT STORY: Back In 1945, Jesse Lasky heard a big-voiced, unknown songstre : at the BIH- more Bowl in Los Angeles and signed her to sing "Of Thee I Sing" in the George Gershwin film biography, "Rhapsody in Blue." As the camera was ready to turn on the specialty, & wire came from New York Informing Lasky that "Of Thee I Sing" and the title song had been sold to Fox and that the Gershwin number could not be used in his film. Discouraged, the singer pulled up stake* Hollywood and left for New York. Now, nine years later, she's back in Movietown as the feminine star of MGM'» ' "It's Always Fair Weather." Her name: Dolorei Gray. World War II's combat photographer. Bob Landry, has been covering Audie Murphy's "war" — the film re-enactment of his wartime experiences as America's most- decorated soldier for U-I's movie, "To Hell and Back." A stickler for authenticity in his still-picture taking job, Landry Is treating the movie location just ike he did the war. He shows up every morning in the full gear of combat correspondent and even calls scene rehearsals "Briefings." "Shucks," says Audic, "this guy Landry is a bigger ham than I am." Overheard in a Hollywood bar: "Every t(mc I meet a girl cither ihe's married or I am." 75 Years Ago In BlythiYille— Cozlne Blackwell. W. H. Mm- t>ard, Marshall Blackard, Dan Harrington and W. H. Glover were n Tuscaloosa, Ala., over the week- nd for the University of Alabama- rtississippi State football game, 'hey were guests of Mr. Black/ell's son, Eugene, a student at le University of Alabama and ft lembeer. of the team. Miss Molly Guard, student at indenwood College, St. Charles. Io., has been appointed assistant dvertising and business manager f "Linden Leaves," annual for he school. Seven friends of Virginia Wll- ims, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. am Williams, were entertained ith a Halloween dinner party Wednesday night at the Williams' ome. The guests came in costume nd played games preceding the Inner after which they all attend- i the movie. NO statistics have yet been pub- shed showing how much the do-yourself vogue has increased the ales of adhesive, salve, arnica, .ndages and first-aid kits. — New rleans States. IF THE BOY hesitates to start big concern at what he con- ders a small salary we might re- ind him that Fred J. Turner, esident of the Southern Bell elephone and Telegraph Co., arted with the Bell System in At- nta as a clerk at a salary of $18 month. — Memphis Press-Scim- ar. "HOORAY!" shouted the owner a garage. "Good news?" asked mechanic. "I'll say," replied e garage owner. "Remember last ar when our water pipes froze? ell," he chortled, "the plumber fixed them just brought his r in for an overhaul." — Carls- d (N. M.) Current-Argus. North-South vul. Eul Soolt Wxt North 3* 4v 44 ev 64 Pass P>ss 7V Double Past Pus Pin Opening lesd—• K earts and rely on his psrtner to nd the right opening lead. It U quite possible for West to have a hand that gives him no reliable clue to the best opening lead. For example, take Ule ace of diamonds »w»y from West, and he will probably open a diamond on the theory that his partner is likely to be void In his own longer minor suit. The vulnermble grand slam doubled, with ft 700-polnt rubber, was worth 2«70 points. East knew that there wits an excellent chance of losing Uilt huge total U h« doubled Screen Idol Answer to Previous Puzzlt p * E R t F R N O o S t* l_ A T U H F 57 Bargain events 58 Locks of hair , , 1 Australian ACKOSS 1 Screen idol, Fairbanks, Jr. 8 He motion „ i™™Pano Pictures 2 Sloua n Indian 13 His films 3 Shoshonean young and old ^d' 31 " 14 Japanese 4 Greek (ab.) gateway 5 Burdened 15 Fish eggs 6 Maple genus 16Scottish river 'Femalesatot 17 Fungoid 20 Plthier 42 Low sand hili 22 Succession 43 Shop 23 Look over 44 Mine shatt -„— - . 24 Ripped huts disease of rye * Invisible vapor 25 Sea eagle 45 Palm leaf 18 Bed canopy 9 Hot 26 Bed ot straw 46 Genuine 20 Playing cardi 10 Jason's boat 28 Above 47 Mast ZIHehaj 11 Tumult 29 River in 48 God of love appeared 12 Perches Africa '49 Proportion the stage 19 He it one of 3fO Lampreyi 50 Session (ab ) th « 38 Give 52 Qualified cinema ictors 40 Mimic 56 Rupees (ab ) 22 Half (prefix) 23 Pic* 26 Through 27 Completed 31 Heart 32 Art (Latin) 33 Contend KScotttib aid* tret 3SPrev»ric»te 38 Measure of cloth ITRequlr* 38 Celtic Nephnw 40 Greek god ot wir 41 Poem. 4S Spain (•!>.) MMurinl Instrument 47Plloti SI City In N*w York 81 Army pott office (»b.) MScottiih »Uyird M Puff np 1 (3 K 5~ 3T 5T JT M M il •• i JT •• 3 s % •M f '^ i? zr m m » •M i K> m r M m W. m* b W/ 1 5i y, M 7 m il m H U % A) ////, 7 B N \\ m. m. m m. t i »- m M fy M 3D 0 r 3} SI, 18 B ii is" r e. 30 so

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