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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 16, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVII.I.K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE6, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES, Editor, Asslitant 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 Blytheville. Arkansas under act of Congress, October 9, 1317. Member of Th« 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, 16.50 per year, S3 50 for six months, $2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS Because they believed not in God. and trusted not in his salvation.—Psalms 78:23. ¥ * * O Thou, whose days are yet all spring, Faitn, blighted once, is past retrieving; Experience is a dumb, dead thing; The victory's in believing. —Lowell. BARBS Maybe the trouble with teen-a^ers Is that they act like their parents did at that aje. * if- # Why can't a dentist ask his questions before he puts a prop between our teeth? Every mother likes the same things about a new baby—her arms, * * * Some folks still put their money In a sock while others put a sock in their money by giving to charity drives. * * * Some folks are always ready to blame things on a depression because they themselves are In a rut. Our Population Problems At Geneva they talk of disarmament, of putting Germany back together again, of a security system for Europe. What may really be the world's greatest problem—the tremendous population upsurge —stands in the shadows behind the conferring statesmen. No one would argue for an instant that the matters which engage the men at Geneva are inconsequential. Possible settlement of issues that otherwise might lead to hydrogen warfare obviously is of paramount significance. Yet the statesmen might be much more willing to settle if they were prepared to measure realistically the steadily building population pressures which beset the world. Some of the predictions of the population experts are staggering. Suppose, for example, that hydrogen war erupted and wiped out the entire Russian and American peoples (382 million) but somehow miraculously spared the rest of the world. At normal rates of world growth, this deficit would be made up in 10 years. Today's world total is 2.8 billion, and forecasts are that it may reach 6.6 billion by 1987. The rate of increase, worldwide, is 1 per cent a year. For long ages it was .02. At the outset of the 19th century it had climbed to 0.3 per cent, and it has been rising most of the time since. In the great underdeveloped lands- China, India, Pakistan, Egypt and others in Asia, Africa and Latin America— the present rate is closer to 3 per cent a year. Here in areas already swamped with people, the burden grows more crushing every day. These lands find it almost impossible even to keep pace economically with the population growth, let alone lift their living standards. Since World War II, Pakistan has boosted food output 20 per cent, a sizable achievement. Yet today it provides 10 per cent less food per person than in 1940, because population has mounted so fast. Under India's recent planning, 15 million farm acres may be added by 1956. But the extra food output will be largely consumed in providing basic sustenance for the nearly five million Indians added to the country's population yearly. Not even the most bountiful lands can ignore the potential dangers. We may avoid the distress and famine that repeatedly have visited less fortunate areas and now may do so more often. But we could reach a critical point in three or four decades where we will find it hard to maintain and advance our prized standards. The scholars have had this problem long enough. It's time it found its way to the highest council tables. If it doesn't get there pretty soon, some of the matters the satemcn do consider may begin . to look like schoolboys' games in comparison. Uncooperative Cotton Crop The best laid plans of men and governments can go awry. This nation has been overproducing cotton for a good while, and the Agriculture Department has been trying to get producers to cut down. Secretary of Agriculture Benson called for a 1955 output of 10 million bales. Acreage controls were instituted with this goal in mind. The controls were the principal lever. But now the department says 1955 cotton output may come to 14,8-13,000 bales, nearly 50 per cent more than Benson's objective. Yields have climbed to record highs. The 10-year average is 357 pounds per acre, but for 1955 the figure will be -131 pounds—only 69 pounds less than a bale an acre. In some sectors production has hit a two-bale-an-acre level. Nature has intervened this year to account for some of this amazing output. Favorable weather and growth factors have marked most of the cotton season. But there is more. As acreage allotments are cut, the growers retire their poorer lands and heap fertilizer and pest- and-weed controls on good soils to increase production per acre by leaps and bounds. Benson will try again in 1956, with perhaps another four per cent cut in acreage. But anyone would be foolish to bet we won't wind up with a still higher yield next season. There must be some other way. VIEWS OF OTHERS Facts on Pen vs. Sword The one quotation that has always rung faJ» to my ear as an insult to common sense states glibly, "The pen is mightier than the sword," because it is perfectly obvious to the student of history that the very Irrst thing that goes down when men start fighting among themselves is the free press and whatever other means of communication a pen might be applied to. As is usually the case, however, the full quotation is a gem of truth; it is the popular habit of using merely part of it out of context that warps the meaning and turns a humble exposition Into lying bombast. For what we popularly accept as being the whole quotation is actually only the second line —and the minor one at that. Its author was Edward George Bulwer-Lytton i Byron Bytton, 1803-1873), and what he wrote was this, in "Richelieu": The pen It mightier than the sword." Every time you hear that misquoted quotation, "Thee pen li mightier than the sword," remember that some idle citizen is attempting to saddle responsibility on the press and is forgetting his own dividual obligation to mak esure that all of us shall continue U) live "Beneath the rule of men entirely great"—without which there is peace and security for none.—Alex H. washburn In Hope, Ark., Star. Suggestions A great part of the pre-convention fun for most Americans is that everybody can have his own ldea.i and offer his own'solutions of all the problem* that face the country. Like one man who wrote to a national magazine and suggested that the thing for the Republicans to do would be to nominate Nixon for President and Eisenhower for Vice president. This would take all the strain off Eisenhower, while putting him In a position for Nixon to lean on. That ts, Eisenhower could make all the decisions, and Nixon could do all the worrying about 'whether they would turn out to be good decisions! Another fellow thinks that Eisenhower ought to resign at once, turn over everything to Nixon so that it would be easy for Nixon to be elected next year. In fact it ta suggested that we have a vote at once so that [he people could tell Eisenhower that is what he has to do whether he likes it or not. Still another has the idea that it would be smart for the Republicans to nominate Eisenhower again with a good man as Vice President, and then, us soon ns they wore elected and took office, let Ike resign and the laugh would be on the Democrats. Maybe it IB not true that anything can happen, but It is true that anyone can tell the country what ought to happen,—Klngsport (Tenn.) Times. SO THEY SAY What the world needs todny Us a general agreement for disarmament down to the point of the absolute minimum required for the preservation of law and order.—Clement Atllee, British Labor Party leader. 3f. * ^t It would bo wrong to regard the electric light as replflcing older forms of lighting, Rather, what it chiefly replaced was unlighted street* and roads and the habit National Association of Manufacturers, says automation can lead to higher living standard. * * * I'm Quite sure the President would like to get back to the farm. So would Mamie.—Sen. Frank Carlson (R., Kan.) long-time Elsenhower booster. * * * We would not deserve tfl mrvlvc if w« wen taken In by this peace iRusslt'* "pfact and light") campaign,—Sen. Richard B. RusAell (D., On.) re- turru from Ruvil*. Brand-New Old-Fashioned Building Site Peter Edson's Washington Column — Press Presidential Election Poll Offers Some Shrewd Betting Odds By PETER EDSON j NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Three I hundred Washington correspondents { who collaborated with this column j on a political opinion poll, a year in ] advance of the, 1956 presidential! election, came up with a number of [ shrewd observations on the situation today. Also, they volunteered some good, early winter book bet-: ting odds on the possible outcome, j For instance, Richard Hiirknessi of NBC makes an estimate of one- to-five odds that President Eisen-j hewer will be a candidate for; re-election. This is probably a pretty good bet, either way., It is confirmed by the poll result which shows 82 per cent of the Washington press and radio reporters believing that Ike will not run for a second term. On the question of whether the Republican convention will nominate Vice President Richard M. Nixon for the presidency, Arthur KruLk of the New York Times puts the odds at six to four that Nixon will be the nominee. Mr. Krock makes clear that any political opinion expressed now is "pure speculation" this far ahead of election day. But in the realm oi speculation on the question of whether Chief Justice Earl Warren will consent to accept the GOP presidential nomination in case Eisenhower does not run. the Times columnist, observes*. "Only in case of war or its dark shadow." Richard Strout of the Christian Science Monitor,. Edward J. Michaelson of Boston Herald-Traveler and Berkshire Evening Eagle, A. L. Davis of Buffalo News. Cabeil Phillips of New York Times and a number of others think that Warren would run if' President Eisenhower insisted on it, or if the GOP convention were to draft him. Even as neutral an observer as Henry Brandon of London Times thinks Warren could be drafted, and would accept a draft. But one unsigned reply in the poll put the odds at seven to three against Warren's running. Alfred M.' Friendly, managing editor of Washington Post and Times Herald, William H. Stringer of Christian Science Monitor, Ed Edstrom of Louisville Courier Journal, Roger Greene of Associated Press, and Edgar Ansell Mowrcr the columnist, among others, say today that fn case Eisenhower Is not the Republican candidate, the only way the GOP can win is to nominate Warren. Bascomb N. Timmons. veteran political writer who heads his own news bureau, qualifies this opinion with the observation that "Warren wouldn't leave a sure life job unless his chances of victory were very bright." William A. Garrett of Gannett| newspapers thinks that Republican and Democratic chances of victory today are just 50-50—an even money bet. This is probably a fair ,i v erape estimate of Washington reportorial opinion as of now. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service The early detection of diabetes is an important public health measure. Diabetes is serious, especially i/ it remains undetected and untreated for any great. length of time. It should be realized also that there are hundreds of thousands who have diabetes and do not know it. Diabetes detection drives held in past years have been revealing. For example, out of onr group of over 166.000 persons tested, 768 *A f ere diagnosed as having diabetes for the first time. This dors not include those who already knew they had it. In another group of approximately S'iD.OOO person over Go showed evidence of the disease. No doubt, also, these large scale screening tests have stimulated many people *o go to their doctors who in turn have uncovered many unsuspected cases of diabetes. The chances of avoiding serious complications is much greater if a person with diabetes knows it and take.s the proper measures. Portunatly better methods of treatment are available today than in the past. In mild cases—perhaps in half of the total—attention to diet alone may serve to control this disease. In more severe ones insulin is often desirable in addition to a careful diet. The main aim of treatment is to prevent the loss of sugar in the urine. If this is done most of the symptoms and complications can be brought under conirol. The patient should not try to do this himself since it will result in many failures. Also the victim must realize that, h or she cannot expect good results unless the dint and other directions prescribed arc actually followed. There are many tragic deaths and complications which, occur because of patient's carc- I am often asked for n diet for diabetes. To supply any such thing would b« dangerous bccnuxo no two people with the disease need or should have exactly the same food and management. Although the victims of diabetes should always obtain expert medical care, they or their families may learn more about this disease by subscribing to the bimonthly magazine, ADA Forecast, published by, the American Diabetes Association. Jl West 42nd Street, New York IB, N.Y. Gould Lincoln of Washington Star, dean of all political writers in the United States, thinks now that the Democratic ticket will be Stevenson and Kefauver, the Republican ticket Nixon and Rep. Charlie Halleck of Indiana. A majority of the correspondents reporting in this poll agree with Lincoln on the first three names. But he Is the only one who gives Halleck a chance. Getting into some really long orids, Russ Tornabene of NBC serves as spokesman for a dozen or more anonymous correspondents reporting in the poll. They believe that the Republican presidential team will be madeiip~oftwo~aark horses—candidates whose names aren't yet prominent in speculation. These entrants would be 100-to-one shot: —the field against the favorites. Paul Leach, who Is retiring this year after long and distinguished service as political writer for Chicago Daily News and other Knight newspapers, sums up this point of view with the observation that any predicting this far ahead "is really looking into a clouded crystal ball." Too many Washington correspondents still remember how wrong they were in 1948 when Truman upset the Dewey apple cart. Nobody wants to get caught out on the end of a limb like that again. This cuts down on the number willing to m a k e a prediction or a guess. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Play Signals Opposing Side Change of Hands TOKYO f.fl — The U. S. Army) will release nine downtown Tokyo • facilities to the govern- j ment by next spring. I Thye are the old Kaijo. Yacsu | and Yuraku hotels, the Finance [ building, Mitsubishi Main. Mit5.ii- i bishi No. 21. the Forestry building, j Mitsubishi Naka 15 and the Peers! Club Annex. By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service In some bridge hands the right play brings you success while the wrong play dooms you to failure. In other hands, however, the right play merely gives you a good chance for success. In today's hand the right play is even more subtle, for it merely makes matters difficult for an opponent. West opens the five of hearts, and South wins with the nine. South Money Problem LOS ANGELE- (.fl — The Bank of America branch on East First got a letter from a customer: " send me a savings account book. I destroyed the one I had as I did not want to carry sol much stuff in my handbag while • traveling." j LITTLE LIZ NORTH *84 A AJ 1096-12 WEST EAST 4-132 4 A 1085 V A 10652 V843 • f>3 * ,) 1092 *Q?3 *KS SOUTH (D> A K J 9 6 .South 1 * 2 4 3 N.T # AKQ75 Both sides vttl. West North East Pass I* * Pass 3 + Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 5 The man who's tied to his wife's apron strings should be glad she's still willing to wear on apron. ds a spade to the queen, and j East wins with the ace. East returns the four of hearts, and West plays low in order to keep an entry to his long heart suit. South now cashes the three top diamonds, hoping for a 3-3 break. West must discard on the third diamond, of course, and this Is where we see what kind of player West is. When the hand was actually played, West was a pillar of so- ciciy but, dins, no bridge player. He threw » sm»U spude, on the 1 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD -<NEAi- "Good-* ffinn old-timer as he watched th« bve My Ladv" is the official tiilc ! HullywiiurfMnen srratrhln K thcm- of a new movie. ! s^ves as Uu-y w«it about their But since the return of the film. pU-luir-iiiakiiiK enures, company from the swampland of i "Just like watching a cage full Georgia' it's been rhnnired to of monkeys, ain't it? ' "Good-bye. Mv Chigpers" by Wal-j Everybody, of course, had a pet ter Brernan Phil Harris and mem-j remedy. From cilronella to DDT. hers of the'crew ! But Phil Harris .settled tor the U was a ca«=e of startm. from' cheers. A helpful native told scratch ' Pll!l llfl sllollld nib ril ° bites wiln Chiggers in the swamps of lard. Phil winced and said: GeorRia near the town of Albany, j "The heat's bad enough without it seems, are as bold and as movie-' being rancid, too.' struck as th 1 ileus in the little! Even when Second Unit Camera- French circus which Hurt Lan-'n.en Aivhie Stout, and his crew c.:ster hired in Paris for his movie i narrowly missed serious injury "Trapeze." ! when two huge drop tanks from The guy Paris fleas which had! an Air Force tanker fell to the the "Trapeze" company scratrh-i trround near them, the boys in' Into overtime lamlrd In Inter-: couldn't get their minds off chig- natlonal headlines and stole the, gers. play away from Georgia's chiff-j Archie was so busy scratching at gers. \ the time that he didn't even look The Paris fleas, after all. were; up. All he said when he saw the from, or on. the international set.; drop tanks was: Georgia's were just plain old back-j "Them duelers are pettln' blg- woods chiguers. j S<> r - Rllt l ' m K |ad somebody is But the ""Good-bye. Mv Lady"; shootln' 'em down." company will vouch for thrir 1 : lovie-makinR miles away from sturdy American stock. The Hoi-: Hollywood's air-conditioned sound lywood movie makers insisi. in! stages caa be tough. Even without fact, that a Georgia chisser could chissers. "The Good-bye. My K.O. a Paris circus flea blindfolded Lady" company arrived in Albany and with iLs wings tied behind its i on the heels of Hurricane Hilda back. I and ram and wind cost eight shoot- Trie chiggers moved In on stars; inc days. Brennan and Harris, and Director! Director Wrllman. known affeb- \V;lh&ni Wellman and his crew thp; Uonniely in Hollywood as "Wild first day of shootin-' at a location! Bill," was wild. Which is about site about 40 miles from Albany.) the same thing as a hurricane. "Tills is awful." complained one; The weathermen at Albany. I wild eyed crewman, "What-aya do.suspecr. recorded that Hurricane for "cm?" i Hilda was followed by Hurricane Brennan. a veteran of swamp Bill, movies, srir.ned and said: i Before the company moved into "Scratch 'em. son. Best scratch- the swampland where the chiggers in' in the world." i insisted on autographing everyona "Hee, hee," chuckled one Geor-jfrom Hollywood, a five-f cot-eight- inrh rattlesnake was killed just a few feet from Brennan and one of Batjac's huge location trucks crashed throush a faulty bridge. On the lighter side Phil Harrii singing- with a three-piece combo at an Albany night club and Walter Brennan leading the band at a ana returned me seven high school football game were of spades East played low. and; highlights of the company's leisure South finessed the nine 01 spades, j hours. But Operation Chigger nev- theory that he could never win. a trick with any of his spades but might need the clubs or hearts. Tt wasn't hard for South to guess exactly why West threw a spade. Hence he got to dummy with the ace of clubs and returned the seven er stopped. As Phil remembers it: "Brennan scratched In time with the band's music." The finesse succeeded, of course, and South took his nine tricks with great relief. It was true that West didn't need, the spade. It was equally true that! r^ couldn't afford to discard the I,. . , LJ J spade without giving declarer val- helping Hands uable information. A good player in the West seat COUNCIL BLUFFS. Iowa «J — . •*x» discard a low club Instead! The First Federal Savings and of the low spade. It was dollars : Loan Assn. was ready for the into doughnuts that East had the king| evitable crowd that gathered when of clubs since otherwise South j construction was started on its would have bid more aggressively and would have started the clubs much earlier. Hence West could spare one club quite safely. Without the encouragement of a spade discard from West, South might not risk the spade finesse. He might cash the king and jack of spades in the hope of dropping the ten. At worst, he is down only one: losing a finesse will probably lead to a three-trick set. Hence many a declarer will risk the finesse if West discards a spade but will otherwise not take this chance. Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Hearts Pass 7 You, South, hold: *KQ VA975432 4AJ4 *5 • What do you do? A—Bid four hearts. Although there are only 14 points in high cards, the length of the trump suit should give you a sound play for 10 tricWs. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Diamond Pass 1 Heart Pass You, South, hold: *AQ73 ¥85 *KQ 106 *K 9 2 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow new building here. The company distributed small cards certifying that the bearer "has been duly elected to an exclusive charter membership in the Council Bluffs chapter of the Society nf Sidewalk Engineers and Superintendents of America." Nothing Scared PHOENIX, Ariz, ij) — A travel- Ing salesman reported this theft to police wjth mixed feelings: One Bible, three books on religion and some blanks to be used in ordering religious articles. The articles were taken while he left his car in a parking lot. "PEOPLE Are Still People."—Titla of Magazine article. And the gloomy outlook is that they'll most likely always lie. — Jackson (Miss.) Stats Times. Pome In Which Is Enunciated An Underlying Principle Of Proper Dressing -. A fashion-plate would never choose. To uglify his tans with blues.— Atlanta Journal. ONE THING about this time of year—you don't, have to go out to pet a cold. Junior will pick it up at school and deliver it to your home. —AshevilJe (N.C.i Citizen. Noted Names Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 One of the Crosby singers 4 Actress, Havworth 8 Malt drinks 12 Exist 13 Ei 3 Tyros 4 Start again 5 Passage in the brain 6 Threw 7 Insect 8 Land measures 9 Reclined English school 1 ^ 1eclm ^ d )K Enrlrvmro 10 Minced Oflth IZ 18 14 Enclosure 15 Droop 16 Religious follower 18 Splinters 20 Tears 21 Fresh 2 2 4Eyc e g S Iasspnrt 26 Germ 26 Revise 27 Han S 27 Seed vessel 30 Mountain ridges 32 Staid 34 Swamp 35 Eye medicine 36 Donkey 37 Afternoon parties 39 Agreement 40 Forbids 41 Kind of lettuce 42 Ermine 45 Radio studio 49 Secrets 52 Mystery writer Stanley Gardner „ 53 Hireling 54 Worm 55 General, Leonard —56 Cavities 57 Place DOWN 1 Sinning voice 2 Spokea II Oriental coins 17 Declaims 19 Match 23 Ascends 24 Buddhist priest 25 Love god 26 Gorman city ;ers-on |C|A 0 K KE 1 A N |u A •S S €> E T R e v R E e t? ft. A r i o N p U E A & t= E r £ *r E K 1 A l_ C£ M V O N b= A $ r £ h4 €, f* E e K b= T C A & T K E £7 e o ±K T A N S p A i* E E l_ R E B d'- C, A R T K O 12 O R A P 1 A K, T E O (A A V E T T H R E O & I N E £ S T e e o R. A (M N _ ^ 1V\ E €> &. f H E E K R & 28 Of the car 29 Nick 31 Landed property 33 Storehouse 38 Italian city 40 Reduced 41 Containers ffl ft 'IZ 51 10 & bO w 42 Merganser 43 Neophyte 44 Norwegian capital 46 Canvas shelter 47 French river 48 Bird's home 50 Corded fabric nr

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