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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, March 3, 1956
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*AG1 FOTO BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MARCH 8, 1956" THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIBX HEWS OO. H. W HAINES, Publisher BARKY A- HAINES. Editor, Assistant Publiiber PAUL 0 HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York. Chlc«fo. Detroit Atlanta, Memphii. EnWred u second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under net of Oon- greae, October ». 1911. Member of The Associated Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, J5c per week By mail, within a radius o( 50 miles, 16.50 per year 13.50 for six months, »2.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. »12.50 per rear payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible for tnonej paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS By thl fcrtath of God fruit it tiven; and the breadth of the iratere b straightened.—Job 37:10. * * * God tempers the wind to the shorn lamb. —Laurence Sterne. BARBS Small talk Isn't really too irritating except when it's handed out in large quantities. if. * * Home-grown thing* are best, sajs a seed c»U- log. The same thing is true when you apply it to children. * ¥ * You have your choice: be sold by a life insurance agent, or worried to death. ¥ * * After a girl is married she discovers that candy oan be bought in small ten-cent bags, too. * * * Vfhen ah* haa a temper she can't control, a vaolly haa • husband she can. First Democratic Test In mid-March the nation will see the test of strength between the two active Democratic presidential contenders, Adlai Stevenson and Senator Kefauver, as they square away in the New Hampshire primary. This primary has two parts, The first is a so-called popularity test, and here Kefauver is the sole entry. The second involves the actual choosing of convention delegates, and in this a slate pledged to Kefauver and another "favorable to" Stevenson will meet head on. Stevenson stayed out of the popularity test because Kefauver's 1952 primary victory there was considered to give the senator too much advantage. Key professionals are in his camp. But Stevenson's followers in New Hampshire thought they saw a chance to steal a march. They felt a slate leaning to their man might do very well in the delegate contests. So in it went. Should all or even part of this slate win out, the impact on the race would be heavy. Stevenson could claim that he notched delegates without ever campaigning in New Hampshire. If he were then to follow up with a primary triumph in Minnesota, where he is highly favored to beat Kefauver, the latter's presidential prospects might be seriously crippled at the outset. The heralded clashes between the two in Florida and California in late spring might prove anti-climactic. On the other hand, should Stevenson fril to break into the delegate lists in N?w Hampshire, he might pass the matter off by saying "I didn't try." He would suffer a certain damage, but it wuuld be relatively small unless his slate was deeply buried. Kefauver's problem is different. To build strength he must win all around in New Hampshire, make a creditable showing against odds in -Minnesota, and lick Stevenson in Florida or California or both. Even then he has no assurance he would gain the nomination. Few professionals in nonprimary states look fondly upon him. Stevenson is the front runner now because professionals in populous states like California, Pennsylvania, Illinois and Connecticut prefer him, and he is given an edjfe in two of the four primaries where he must meet Ksfauvsr—Minne- sota *nd California. Most of th* experts fe«l he must b« conceded the probable convention winner unless he meantime feels th« smack of unexpected defeat in one or more key primtriM. Thank*.to hit eafer supporters in New Hamp*hir«, the country will f«t it* first inkling of hi» hold on American voten a littJe e*rlier in 1956 than origin*}!)* Nehru Holds Up Mirror Often we in this country lambaste India's Prime Minister Nehru for what we regard as his shortsighted view of communism's dangers and his overcritical attitude toward the United States and the West. In fairness, we must acknowledge that he does not spare his own nation from.the lash of his tongue. Recently, in a preface to a book written by a friend, he conceded that India has many shortcomings which Indians themselves tend to overlook. Nehru mentions such things as social caste, the doctrine of untouchability,'ob- jections to intermarriage as- examples of customs practiced there but not understood by the world outside. "We overlook and excuse our own failings and narrowness of custom and habit by reference to the great thoughts we have inherited from our ancestors,'*" he said. "But there is an essential conflict between the two." He noted also that Indians preach nonviolence but do not always practice it. Some of the globe's worst riots have occurred there. And he added that to many people in India tolerance of thought simply means tolerance for the Indian way of thinking. It's refreshing to find him hitting targets closer to home. VIEWS OF OTHERS We're Listening Just a word of caution: The South, and especially Mississippi, will face » most trying period this next ten to fifteen years —maybe longer. The ruling of the Supreme Court of the United states on segregation of the races bring us bang up against questions that must be worked out. Some are constituting themselves our spokesmen and our leaders. We are listening to what they have to say—listening carefully. If they speak, with self control and with good judgment, we shall hear them with respect. If they harangue us, obviously trying to arouse our hates and our prejudices, we shall turn a deaf ear, and look elsewhere for our leadership. In the meantime, we ourselves promise not to call every man who disagrees with us a "red,"* a "communist sympathizer." We think there is a tendency to label any opinion that does not jibe with our own as a "dangerous" opinion. We shall be careful of applying names to our neighbors, who may not hold the same outlook on public questions that we hold, to listen cajefully to honest men, holding an honest opinion on any subject. When we do less we are not worthy of that great name we have adopted —an American. We are especially watchful of political leaders who tell us in one breath that they will not tolerate integration in any walk of life, and then urge us to vote for a presidential party nominee who stands for exactly the opposite. We cannot but suspect that ambition in a private career rather than the public good prompts »uch action. We shall watch for consistency in the utterance of those, our leaders, who, it seems to us are talking out of both sides of their mouth at the same time. As far as we are concerned, the utterances of public aspirants for office will be judged on their merits, and not on party inspiration. We'll be our own judge of whether they are speaking with sincerity and in the best interest of all of us. So much for what so-called leaders say and do. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Eye Stoppers The Federal Trade Commission has been persuaded to give its list of the "worst buys" the shopping public can make Some kind of a prize should go to the promoters of one item on the list; Do-it-yourself eyeglass kits. Yep, these kits are sold with the idea that you can fix your own eyeglasses at home. If so, it should be only one more step to show you how to take out your own appendix or gall bladder. The prize? Make it two other items on the worst buy list — (1) any concoction guaranteed to grow hair on a bald man's head and (2) seed guaranteed to grow grass on your lawn that never needs mowing. The joker, or secret, in this case, of course, is to use the hair restorer on your lawn a after you've got the grass up. — Dallu Morning News. SO THEY SAY The President it pictured as an Indispensable man. He U credited with sole responsibility for decisions and achievement* that a superman could not make. He is protected against criticism. The office i» being changed from the American constitutional office of first citizen of the republic into a European office more like the early Roman emperors.—Sen. William E. Jenner (B., Ind.l, speaking in Chicago. # * * This talk about absence making the heart grow tender 1s wtenerscnltzel ... If you love someone, you want to be with that person just u much as possible, not traipsing off somewhere on your own. You might say I've hardly «vw had Abner out of my sight, and I still love him very much after 71 years. —Mrs. Abner Braude, 83, of Philadelphia, on her 71st wedding anniversary. * * * It Is a lot better to be on the brink than In the drink »s far as w»r is concerned.—Vlce preal- dMt Mchart Nuton. 'The Enemy's On Top of That Mountain—CHARGE!" NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively yours: Gordon MacRae Is singing "June Is Bustin' Out All Over" in "Carousel," but some modernized lyics should make it read Marilyn.. Or Anita. Anita Ekberg's breakaway dress made headlines on New Year's Eve and now Marilyn Monroe pops a shoulder strap at a press conference. M ore fun than the flagpole-sitting craie. Next? Marilyn and Anita don't dare try for an encore. imc*,_lnc. Peter Cdson't Washington Column — 18 Tanks And What Do You Get?--Situation's Obscure NEA Washington Correspondent i protocol to give a king advice un- WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Furor over shipment of 18 tanks and other military hardware to Saudi Arabia opens up the Middle East mystery of how the Arabs spend their money. The desert kingdom has been America's friend ever since they struck oil. Over 250 million dollam a year In royalties gush from the United States into . King Baud's treasury. This is far more wealth than the fabled princes ever dreamed of in the Arabian Nights. But it is peanuts on what it takes to run' a government in this modern day. And as proof of that, King Saud cannot live within his Texas-style income. Royalties are customarily paid to him every six months. But a large part of every semiannual settlement has to go to the shrewd, Oriental money lenders. They advance the King's treasury huge sums at high interest to keep it in cash. There are all sorts of rumors Heating around in diplomatic circles on where the money g Some officials familiar with situation think the Saudis suckers. They aren't told that to their faces, because it isn't considered never have a habit of asking for the right advice. One oil company^ executive was approached not long ago and asked if he knew where ten-carat diamonds could be bought. Being an ordinary run-of-the-pipeline millionaire, the oil man said he had never bought any and didn't know. But one of the neighboring sheiks —not a audi—wanted some. So the oil man inquired where they could be bought. And the deal was put through. The stories of armor-plated, air- conditioned Cadillacs for the many efforts to get King Saud to millions of dollars for a down Most important of all, it is now Egyptians. found out about it. cir- the whole Middle East with propa- modern caravans of the hot-rod sheiks of the burning sands are of "Arab Voice" in Cairo, to cove: ment was not reported when the Saudi Arabia put some money in always been presented as a consideration, it's a worse joke on H there was a concealed cash course legendary. But the big money doesn't go there. General Nisser of Egypt—who doesn't have any oil—has made the United States than the 18-tank for Egyptian cotton. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written for NEA Service It does not show such violent signs, nor does it seem to be as frequent, as when I was in medical school. Methods of treating it have Improved. Nevertheless, It remains a problem for physicians and public health officials. It would be a mistake to feel that syphilis was a disease which could be safely ignored or relegated to the limbo of the past. One writer to this column recently stated that in the factory where he worked sexual promiscuity prevailed. In addition, many people disregarded sanitary regulations. With these remarks he asked several questions which can constitute the basis for thi; column. First, he asks for the degree of contagiousness of the disease. It is acquired almost invariably by sexuaf congress from a person who has the disease in the contagious stage. Things being as they are, many innocent people did and do acquire syphilis. The writer also asks what are the chief symptoms after the disease is contracted and how long it takes for these to appear, "Is there a reliable blood test," he says, "U discover If it is present?" The usual early sign is a local, painless lesion known as a chancre. This does not itch or cause discomfort and will disappear of itself after > time. So sometimes It passes unnoticed. It Is most likely to appear two to three weeks after. acquiring the disease. The first reliable blood test was devised by Wassermann and there have been a number of modifica j lions of this test since These tests cannot be counted on at the very beginning, however, so that the history of exposure or the visible signs are more important for a period immediately after acquiring the disease. The inquirer asks whether sypri- ill! is inherited. It Is not inherited though a woman who has It may pass on the organism responsible through the blood stream so that a child Is born with syphilis This la called congenital syphilis since It Is acqured after concepton and not through'the germ cells of the parents. "Can a person harbor, or carry, straight barter deal—Russian arms fiasco. For it would be American Egypt's acquisition of communist Arabia that would end up financing dollars from oil royalties to Saudi from their former homes in fight Israel. Palestine. He feeds about a thou- heavlly to support refugees driven sand attached to his royal household, and that takes money- He has contributed to variou: poorer kings and sheiks and political movements in neighboring countries. He backed one communist-domi- ated movement in Syria. This was not because, he favored communism. ,\ctually, he has deported many communist suspects from his kingdom. But this particular Syrian party was fighting the Hashemite kings, and thej were his traditonal enemes Saud Araba has made a few passes at rasing the living standards of the Arabian people. Schools and hospitals havi. been built. Bui many of them stand empty. Thej forgot to first train the teachers and doctors to run them. Of course none of this makes any sense. But since IVi? Saud government has no budget anc issues no financial reports, statesman has yet come forward with any rational plan on wh might be done ibout it. syphlis and transmit it to a more susceptible person without himself having any outward signs of it?" the inquirer asks. This is possible and has happened. It is largely for' this reason that some health authorities have recommended the general use of the blood test foi syphilis so that those who have the disease and do not know it can j be acquainted with the fact and not only get proper treatment but avoid exposing others. Finally, it is asked if the disease may be transmitted to others through the common drinking cup. a comb, towel, or toilet. The first is unlikely because the responsible organism lives for only a shor time outside the human body. The second and third are virtuaily im possible and the last is extremely unlikely for the same reasons. Hectic Habitation PICKETS, 8. C. OK — prosecuting Attorney James R. Mann walked up to a couple in general sessions court and said to a woman, who had her husband indicted on a charge of non-support: 'I see you are getting all lovey- dovey. Are you ready to go back together?" The woman grinned and replied: "Oh, we stay together. We just fight all the time." FATHER U never too old to learn, and his sons are never too young to think they can't teach him. — Buford (Oa.) Advertiser. LITTLl LIZ A perfect wife ll en* who lovtt her husband |uit as much as th* rest of the furniture, XNCAK • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bidder Wrong And Unlucky By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service "Please settle an argument, writes a Milwaukee xan. "Which line of play gives South the besl chance for his contract? "When the hand was actuallj plaved. South won the first trick in dummy with the ace of spades drew three rounds of trumps, anc led diamonds twice towards the dummy /The odds were 3 to i thai West would have one of the missing high diamonds, and this seemed good enough for South. "As It turned out, East had both of the top diamonds, and the de fenders got three diamonds and a spade. Was South wrong or jusl WEST NORTH *A2 VQ109 4QJ7 +J8432 •AST • 8831 V543 4>AK10 + Q1097 scan VAXJI7I 4>«54 + AK Neither aide vuL W«e» Nertk tut IV. 1* 2» >* 4V Pass Pass Pus Opening lead-* K unlucky?" , South was both wrong and unlucky. Hi should havt known that East had both of the top dlamondi, so that any other line of pUy would be preferable, West'* opening leid looted the king and queen of ipade». It was therefore cleir tint East hud raised to two spade* with no Ugh spades or heerti, and with it beat t queen In clubs. What could justify the raise except possession ot both high diamonds? A far better line of play was nvrllihlc. After taking trk> first trick with the ace of spades, South Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD It's visiting firemen from Texas, not movie stars, who are living; it up like movie stars in Holly- - • • lads have . . _- -_ . taken over as the town's fabulous spenders, and now have exclusive rights to that old rich phrase, "Going Hollywood." One Texan Who parties in movie- town for a week once a month is reputed to have five Cadillacs lined up in a downtown garage One for every day, or in colors to match the eyes of different dolls, or something. PARAMOUNT'S new star, Carol Ohmart, was introduced to one of the "I'm a Texan, ma'am" boys who lit her cigaret with a $150 gold-plated lighter. Then he handed her the lighter as a gift. Carol, who has never seen him since, is still gulping on the set of "Step Down to Terror": "He told me "ie flvts one away every time he lights a girl's cig- aret. He said he bought them by the gross!" The Witnet: Before Jack Lem* mon starred on TV's "The Day Lincoln Was Shot," he needled director Dick Quine: "I told you I'd get a dramatic role. I'm playing John Wilkes Booth." Quine, who djrected Jack in his latest comedy, "It Happened One Night," cracked back: "I'll bet you .1 to 1 you miss!" MONACO OFFICIALS asked MGM for a non-smiling photo of Grace Kelly for that commemorative stamp. How about that front page one after Grace saw her Prince kissed by a strange girl in New York? A collector's Item already. It's still Kelly at bat for the comics. Guarding an atomic formula in a CBS-TV laugh skit, Johnny Cirson quipped to Eva Gabor: "It's the most Important secrel the U.S. has next to Grace Kelly's wedding plans." Rubirosa is putting money into Dolores del Rio's new independent movie company in Mexico City . . . Buddy Baer, shedding writer May Mann, will try marriage again with Roxnnne Reed, a former Las Vegas show girl , Ava Gardner's taking daily.flying lessons in Madrid from Spain's most famous pilot, Milo Parado. . . . Yvonne de Carlo's slated one more TV appearance before retiring to await the stork., THIS IS HOLLYWOOD, Mrs. Jones: "Route 66," the new Dean Martin-Jerry I-ewis film caper appropriately became "Hollywood Or Bust" AFTER Anita Ekberg joined the cast. Bob Crosby lented a home at Lake Mead, 20 miles from Las Vegas, for his three-week nightclub stand there. Doesn't trus* himself around those dice . Hollywood wails about "The Big Knife" being anti-movietown didn't disturb its star, Jack Palance when he signed up for the film — and still doesn't. "I didn't consider it for or ajrainst should cash both top clubs. He then gets to lummy with the nine of hearts to ruff a club; gets back to dummy with the ten of hearts to ruff a club with the ace of trumps: and gets to dummy with the queen of hearts to cash dummy's last club. Thus ten tricks are assured Hollywood," he **yi, "I Juit thought it waL a good script." ... Now starring In "Fragile Fox." Robert Aldrich's film version of the Broadway play About a lieutenant who kills his cowardly captain during the World War II Battle of the Bulge, Jack's asking: "If Hollywood has a right to complain about 'The Big Knife,' the Army certainly should be screaming about, this. It's t QI version of 'The Big Knife.' " Ignored Stars TakingShots At 'Emmies' By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD P—An 8-year-old golden girl named Emmy .was being- shot at by some well-known marksmen this week. Emmy is an ethereal-looking gold statuette, a shapely miss in a diaphanous gown upholding an electronic symbol of circles : and things. The origin of her name is rather obscure, the best explanation being that it stems from the word "image." She is the younger sister to the 28-year-old Oscar, being the award of the Acndemy of Television Arts and Sciences. This defenseless, doll was under attack from such persons as Jerry Lewis, Jack Webb and Liberace, v;ho might be accused of lack of chivalry. Or, some .say, modesty. The clown, the cops loops'— officer) and the dowagers' cupcake were beefing about being neglected or misclassifled in the TVAcade- n-.y's eighth annual nominations. This has been termed the greatest case of sour grapes since a .Fresno winery produced 16 vats of vinegar. Come on now, boys. Jerry is hurt because he wasn't nominated. He's on TV four t'nna a year. Should he compete with, comics who have to be funny every week? Webb wants to pick up his marbles because he didn't like the way he was classified. Would Joe Friday abandon a fight? As for Liberace—didn't Mom teach you to be a good loser? Having defended Emmy. I will, now proceed to criticize— that television Is virtually un- The dreadful truth, I fear, 1 is awardable. Movies are different. The studios make individual films, in which actors act ouT~stories. They are homogeneous. There is a reasonable basis for pictures, actors and other craftsmen competing for individual awards. But TV Is so diverse, so complex, embracing so many forms of entertainment and Information that awards make little sense. The academy has wound up with the absurdity of more than 40 different awards. It has tried to please everyone and ended up pleasing few. 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille President's Wife Mr. and Mrs. T. W. Jeffries, Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Old and Mr. and Mrs. F. B. Joyner will entertain members of Club 28 with a. dance Thursday night. The dance will be a 9:00 at the Woman's Club. Six members of the P. A. D. club and their dates had a dinner party followed by dancing. J. P.'Friend left last night, for Dallas where he will attend to business for a few days. Miss Mary Ann Nabers has gone to Tupelo. Miss., where she will visit relatives for a*wer:k. Answer to Previous Puzile ACROSS 55 Accomplish-. 1,5 Wife of 16th U.S. president, -Lincoln t Feminine appellation Bridge DOWN j Craft 3 Narrowin | el 10 Musical drama 4 shouts 12 She spent s Wavered some time in a 6 Open (poet.) 22 Most dreadful 37 Ascended — - hospital in 1875 13 She was a White House 15 Sea eagle 16 Pillar I > Driving command ' II Eras 21Salntt(ab.) 12 Alms 23 Audacity (tlang) IS Valuable fun 27 Bitter vetch :« Always (poet.) JO Ignited Jl Scottish river JJ Exemplar' M Former Russian rutari 40 Toward the sheltered lid* 41 Ventilate 4J Horn's gait 44 Butterfllas 45 Follower 4< Yellow bugle. plant 4? Kee» 7 Low haunt 24 Iroquoian 8 Fabulous Indian animal 26 Encounter 9 Coalesce 28 Exerted to 11 Anoint the utmost 12 Intend 32 Couple 14 Mounds used 33 Century by golfers plants H Consumed 34 Tried 20 Lissome 35 Louse egg 36 Nomad 39 Asterisk 42 Bambonlik« grasses 48 Exist 49 I have (contr.) 51 Corded fabri« 52 Indonesian of Mindanao HHtrhUtbir* — d during the Civil war MHIaftr

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