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f AGE in THE BLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS TH» OOnBIKK HtWl (XX M. W. HAINM, PublUbw MA1WT A. RAINH, tdltor, Assistant Publisher FAUL D. KTJUAH, Mittrtliinj Manager •oto Nation*) Adwtlilnf Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co.. N«w York, Chicago Detroit, Atlanta, Uemphlt _ . fetmd M *econd class matter »t the port-"" •(flc* at BlftlMvllle, Arkansw. under act of Ooa- ir***, Qetobtf «, I*«. Umber a! It* Associated Press BUBSCROTION RATBS: By carrier In th* eltj of Blythevills or any suburban town wher* carrier servlc* U maintained Me per we«*. Bj m»U within a radius of 60 miles, 18.60 per war W 60 for six monthi, 12.00 for three month«; bj mall outside 50 mile lone, »12.50 per year payable In advanct. Tt>» newspaper ta not responsible for monej paid In advance to carriers. ^___ MEDITATIONS BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH s, ISM Neither wit* you only do I m«ke this covenant and this oath;—Deut 29:14. * * * Ti» hot the many oath« that makes the truth, •ut th* pUln single vow that 1* vow'd true. —ShakMpeare BARBS Lots Of sleep 1* lost by parents these days because they want to kiss the teen-agers goodnight. * * * Truck* ruined the fairway of * Florida golf course. Amateur golfers will take care of 'the freen*. » • * » A girl threw eight consecutive ringers in a Hcdd*. horseshoe game. There go her chance* of matrimony. * * * Two apple* a day are said to be better than on* for good health. Doe* that keep the dentist away, too,? * # * We H** «*• «»««« peUtteUn. to *t*rt cloBd- tag «•*•!••*• tweaoi* they're In th* dark about The President's-Decision Th*> path of duty it not always clew. President Eisenhower pondered long the question of where it lay for him. He de- cid*rthTnt lay In offering himself for furth«r i«rrie* to his country, if the peo- pli should want that. Probably few leaders In American history have ever had so difficult an individual choice to make. No one could hav» made th« decision more conscientiously than Mr. Eisenhower. To th« end h« weighed soberly the arguments on both sides. He refused to b« pressed to a choice against his own will, though political and general public clamor rang in his ears. Continuously he tested himself physically to get a measur* of his endurance, to learn more than even the doctors could tell him. For he saw from the outset that what was at stake was not just a matter of his own life or death. The security of his country wa* deeply involved. To b« stricken fatally or gravely incapacitated in the course of his second term would perhaps be to inflict great confusion and uncertainty upon the American people in a critical age. The President had to be satisfied that the prospect of this happening was reasonably slender, no more, possibly, than for any man of his 65 years. He had to satisfy himself, too, that he could perform through another term to the limits demanded of a President who must lead not only his country but all the free world in the hour of its greatest competition with tyranny. He knew this was no moment to test the practicality of part-time duty. The American people have learned to trust Mr. Eisenhower as a soldier and a statesman. They can be confident that in reaching favorable answers on these difficult points, he has been more severe on himself than any but his most rabid opponents would be. It has been plain for some time that the President wants to serve another term. Otherwise, his painful self-trial on the matter of health would have been pointless. He is too simple and direct a man to have pretended he was weighing the health question just to buy a little further leverage with Congress or the Republican party. Now that the choice is made, its wisdom is bound to be debated by some, and this is proper. There can be no justification for silence on so vital an issue as a man's physical and other fitness for the great offic« of the presidency. The people must now decide—and in his radio-TV talk the President Hated the factors of decision. The people must decide what in the real essence of this task, *nd whether in their judgment Dwight Eisenhower is equipped—u he believes he it—to carry it out until January, 1961. This decision they must weigh, with all the facts and the lessons of history as their guide, as carefully as he has weighed his own monumental choice. VJEWS OF OTHERS Seven, Magic Number Scientists are always going around spoiling things for u« ordinary folks. Nothing is sacred to them; they would just as soon trample upon a superstition a* not. Now a Harvard psychologist (on* of the. worst kinds! has done his best to spoil one of our favorite hants. Man, says this psychologist, has a limit to hi» memory. HI* brain is so organized that he can remember only so much at a time. After that, h« gets confused. The outside number is seven. So all right. But that isn't enough. This Harvard psycholotlst has to go one step further, and declare that this may be the reason why the num- There are, for example, the seven days of the week, the seven phases of the moom, the sabbatical year (seven," the seven deadly sins, the seven graces, the seven Churches of Asia, the seven sagea of Greece, the seven senses of ancient teachers, the seven spirits before the throne of the Lord, the seven wonders of the world, the seven seas. Oh, It's a mystic number, number seven. The seventh son of the seventh son is supposed to be endowed with supernatural powers. Medieval alchemists worked their wonders with seven bodies. Pharaoh In his dream saw seven kine and seven ears of grain, signifying seven lean and seven fat one of the worst kinds) has done his best to spoil years. Seven takes the stakes in a crap game. And so forth. But along comes this psychologist and hint* that the reason for all this compounding of the number seven In man's history and lore Is that his mind naturally works that way. Seven Is the most of anything he can remember. Simple as that. Well, maybe, but deep within our dark, superstitious psyche, we doubt it. We even have a reason why the number seven is the most anyone can remeftiber. It's not because of the brain's organization. It's because seven Is the magic number. —Richmond News-Leader. Outdated Adage If any new refutation of the ancient adage "like father, Uk« son" were necessary, it ha* provided by the enlistment in the Air Force of the *on of Sgt. Alvln C. York, the most famous infantryman of World War I. Not only has young Thomas J. York chosen the Air Force over the Army infantry, in which his father served so courageously, but he ha* also been thinking about making the military profession hi« career. His father, on the other hand, was a conscientious objector when he entered the Army. It was only after intensive persuasion and painful soul-searching thdt he changed his views and went on to wipe out a whole German machine- gun company. Few fathers can today hope to have sons in their own Image. Indeed a much better case could be made for the proposition that a son i* almoct certain to b* very unlike his father. Not infrequently the son of an athletic, extroverted father will turn out to be introverted and uninterested in sports. The son of a meek and mild scholar, on the other hand, will turn Into a star football player and a campus hero. But even if the father and son art not personality opposites, it is now more than the exception than the rule when a son follows in his father's vocational footsteps. As Sgt. York did not influence his son Thomas to Join the infantry, ao it Is probably that he will not be able to make farming his ultimate choice as a career. Whether Sgt. York wishes to Influence his son on either matter is a moot point. Many father do want to Influence their sons' career choices and apply both suble and overt pressures to make them choose as the fathers chose before them. It Is flattering to the paternal ego, even if it requires self-deception, to think that he has been a compelling model for his son. , Some father do Indeed inspire such free emulation. But in our highly fluid society family occupational traditions are becoming increasingly meaningless.—Florida Times-Union. The Heave-Ho South Africa knows a fact of life known to every other country of the free world which has diplomatic dealings with Soviet Russia — that wherever the Reds put an embassy or consulate that office becomes the fountainhead of subversive activities directed against the host country. Consequently. South Africa is giving a very gratifying heavo-ho to its own vipers' nests of- R«ds. It has ordered the Soviet Union to close down two consulates by March 1. (A Czech consulate will remain, under redoubled scrutiny.) This is the third country of the British Commonwealth to accuse Moscow of using its diplomatic offices to stir up internal trouble and plot th* government's overthrow. Canada and Australia were the other two, each exposing widely off- shooting spy ring*. Of course Red espionage has little hope of succes* in any country without the help of domestic Communists and their sympathizers. But Africa is a new and Inviting field—and anyway, a dose of prevention now is worth a heap of cure afterward.—Memphis Press-Scimitar. SO THEY SAY We must be ready to use hydrogen weapons if it appears we are being nibbled to death by local aggressors. There It no reason why we shouldn't —Royal Air Force Marshal Sir John fllessor, * ¥ * We are opposed to force and believe that th* •plrlt of man In the South Is changing in the right direction. But tropto and btyoneU will not brlni about that chante.—Mrs. Kldanor Roosevelt. Jet Assisted Take-Off HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Behind the Screen: Edward G. Robinson, who just clicked on Broadway after a 25-year absence In the stage play, "Middle of the Night," will star in the film version. Director Joshua Logan and writer Paddy Chayefsky turned down bids as high as $500,000 from all the major studios for the celluloid rights. They will produce the picture as an Independent themselves. Orson Welles as a Las 'Vegas night-club entertainer puts Welles, the magician, back In business. As a USO entertainer during World War It, he sawed wife Rita Hayworth In hall at every performance Peter Cdson's Washington Column — US. Passes Half- Century Mark In Food Protection, Preservation WASHINGTON —(NBA — How about a very littlei bit of formaldehyde in your milk today? Just enough to kill the bacteria and "keep" the milk longer. Formaldehyde in large dose's is of course a poison. The trick Is to use a "harmless" quantity. A little too much and —oops, sorry. Or how about eating foods that have been "preserved" by new atomic energy radiation processes? They'll kill the germs and make the foods stay fresh longer. The only catch' is that eating too much, too often might be harmful. It, takes years of testing on laboratory animals to know what's safe. In the last 20 years, says Food and Drug Commissioner George P. Larrick, hundreds of new chemicals have been added to foods. These additives are Intended to "Improve" the goods by coloring, flavoring, neutralizing, sweetening or emulsifying—to mention a few of the legitimate uses. The hypothetical examples given above are just two of the problems the U.S. Food and Drugs Administration is faced with in this, its 50th anniversary year of operations. The business of trying to chisel away at the pure food laws and their enforcement is in itself 50 years old. Almost every year some slicker tries to put over a fast one in Congress for the benefit of some promoter of a new food, drug or cosmetic chemical product. A House Interstate Commerce Subcommittee under Chairman J. Percy Priest (D-Tenn) is just completing hearings on this session's crop of 10 proposed pure food law amendments. It should be made clear that not all J o o d processors want the laws weakened. The more responsible trade associations want the laws strengthened, and their representatives have so testified before the Priest sommlttee. But among this year's proposals is one which would reverse the present strict prevention against the use of poisons, in food. The amendment would exempt amounts of poison considered safe for human consumption. - FDA Commissioner Larrlct's answer to this one — as in the case of formaldehyde in milk — is that as long as we have present pasteurization and sterilization, poison isn't needed. Another proposed amendment would require the government to prove food additives harmful before they could be banned. This is sometimes dilficult. The government thinks all additives should be proved harmless. All too often, new chemicals have been introduced before complete scientific tests of their safety have been made. Under another amendment, the government would be reduced to 60-90 days for making a determination on a new product. FDA of- the Doctor Says — By EDWIN f. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service One of the crying needs of our time is to develop better methods of caring for the older people among us. Never before in our history have we looked forward to having such a large proportion of our fellow citizens over the age oi 65. This does not mean that after that age we are "through," but it does mean a change in the kind of problem faced by 'he older person as well as for his or her family. Women in general have a considerably greater hold on life than men do. There are a lot more living old ladies than there are old men. In other respects, however, women in their older years are not so fortunate. A high proportion of women 85 years old or over suffer from the effects of a decline of function in the inner ear and the connectolns of this organ with the brain. Nearly three out of four women of this age or over suffer from dizziness, a liability to tumble, and even more from difficulty in getting around in the dark .A high proportion — nearly 70 out of * hundred — are hard of hearing. These are not happy qualities and the combination of dizziness and difficulty in getting about in the dark enormously increase the danger of broken bones to elderly women. Men who live to this age suffer in a similar way but there is some question as to whether the men who survive so long are as liable to serious ear difficulties as the women. Understanding and sympathy for elderly people should be a reflection of our civilization. Nevertheless it must be recognized that growing old with all of the physical disabilities which may develop produces a strain on the younger members of society who are re- «ponslble for care of the elderly, One report tells of daughters who have taken care of their parents for months without even being able to get to the novlM or tor year* without being ab'e to shed the care for even a day. Certainly younger people who bear such burdens deserve a better life. More and more vigorous adults are becoming responsible for aging parents. More homes and Institutions capable of caring comfortably and happily lor the increasing number of us who are living into old age are a must. The responsibility for facing these problems rests on those of us who have not yet reached the age When we must depend on others. Maryland Gets The Best Licks BALTIROME W) — Maryland's most widely-tasted product is not the oyster or crab from Chesapeake Bay. .It's a tapioca preparation turned out by a Baltimore glue factory. It goes on the backs of nearly 23 billion U.S. postage stamps each year. The glue is concocted of a minute percentage of hydrochloric acid and tapioca flour, and is shipped in powder form to Washington. There, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing puts it on stamps. Motto of the Baltimore concern "Licked by all—yet — licked by none." umi LIZ The husband Is the head of the house and (he pedestrian hat the right of v*oy —till they try to provt It, *M>* flci«I* think 130-180 day*, or even longer, are necessary for adequate testing. A p r o p o s.e d "grandfather clause" would exempt from regu latlon all additives In use after a future cutoff date.-This would put the approval of Congress on many chemicals which FDA considers questionably safe. The prize of the lot is a pro ; posal by Rep. Joseph Patrick O'Hara (R-Minn). It would trans fer to the courts for trial any case in which FDA scientists came up with a finding unfavorable to a food processor on any of his products. Chief Judge John Biggs, Jr., o the U.S. Third Circuit Court o Appeals, Wilmington, Del., told the Priest committee that the already overburdened federal courts shouk not be saddled with technics: cases of this kind. He declared II would be the opening wedge for destroying the Administrative Pro cedures Act under which all gov ernment regulatory agencies now operate. Secretary of Health Education and Welfare Marion B .Polsom under which FDA operates, has given Congress recommendations against passage of many of these amendments. He has also proposed other amendments for strengthening the law. In one of his proposals, fooc processors would be required to pay the costs of government scien tific research to prove new prod ucts safe for human consumption • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Defonsi Avoids Loss to Single By OSWALD JACOB! Written for NEA Service Ernest Rovere in his splendU new book, "Point Count Contrac Bridge Complete," writes: "If pos sible a high card should first be played before taking a single fi nesse. rhis play safeguards against the missing singleton." Ernie illustrates the point in his book with the hand shown today The defenders lead three round of hearts, and South ruffs the third. South is -vorried about botl black queens and must also knock out the ace of diamonds. He ha: his work cut out for him. The first step is to lead out thi NORTH 41043 W J87 . • KJ108 *A75 WEST *Q VAK1092 • 743 *Q10>2 EAST 48765 »Q65 «A95 +86-1 SOUTH (D) AAKJ92 V43 4KJ3 North-South vul. Sooth We*t North Eaat 1* Pass 1* Pau 3* Pass 4* Pass Pass Pass Opening le«d— V K ace of spades. Fortunately, thi queen drops, and South has n< further, worries about trumps. I the queen hadn t dropped, South would plan » finesse. The poln Is that South would lose a trum| trick If he began by taking a II ncsse. He avoids this loss by play Ing a high card first, exactly a> Ernie Rover* recommends. South isn't yet out of the woods If he drfcWR nil four trumps from the East hand and then leads dla Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Grace Kelly's new movie, "The Swan," will open with two simultaneous premieres in Philadelphia and in Monte Carlo. There's nothing like a royal engagement, and marriage, to help »ell a movie. "Heaven Know*. Mr. Allison," the novel about a nun and a Marine marooned on a Pacific Island, ran Into Catholic objections to the screen play, planned to star Deborah Kerr. Now she's an Episcopalian! That old-fashioned wooden bathtub Is too much for movie censors. When there's too much of pretty girl showing In one, that Is. A scene of Maria Palmer taking a bath in the pride of great-grandma's day In "City of Women" went down the drain after censor blue-penciling. Paramount'* New Lanza-type warbler, Oreste, who debuts opposite Kathryn Grayson In "The Vagabond King," will star In an other film for the studio—"The Singing Fisherman." Cameras roil this summer. More TV handwriting on the Hollywood wall: Columbla'i TV aubshllary Screen Gems, will film a series of 90-minute telefilms for CBS. Each film will cost around $150,000, with top names In starring roles. The TV trade calls It the "long form" pattern of entertainment for home screens. Come on, boys, left fac« It— they're B movies. Paris In the spring and Rome will background two Pour Star telefilms lor Charles Boyer. He'll be starring in a feature film In Europe between stanzas. Lina Turner's hubby, Lex Barker, asked for his release from a tr-I contract. The studio said "No" and picked up his option . . . Errol Flynn's due In court again This time it's a talent agency, not an ex-wife, wondering why he doesn't pay a balance of $13, said to be due' on a judgment handed down to the agency In 1853 . Greta Oarbo and M a r 1 e n e Dietrich were unable to stop publications of unauthorized book biographies, but Dorothy Dand ridge is taking steps to halt a writer who Is halfway through with a tome on her life. She's never met the scribe, has no idea where he got his material and is opposed to the Idea of a published blog. Prosperity note: There's a budi- et of >19,OM,MO *n the <«vn MI [ilmi featuring 18 atari currentlf in production at 20* Century-Fox. Hollywood's sharpening up it* 'Big Knife" now for TV. U-I is ready to film "Th« Great Man," the novel about "idol at millions" Herb Fuller of the Fuller TV and radio family (7) who wu an evil, ruthless and sadistic man, Also coming up i* "Th*t Comedian," about a TV comic IB the same league. Richard Conle to a i»l plaining about her » n h b j ' * tippling: "Has .he tried AAt" "I gueti so," stt« replied, "He's drunk every other brand." fief ter Half Is MacRae Boss At Work, Too By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD 1^1 — How would you like your wife to be the boat —at work as well as at home? That's the way It i». on Gordon MacRae's new television »how, which starts tonight on NBC. Well, maybe lovely Sheila MacRae isn't really boss. But she doe* share with her husband the post of executive producer of "The Gordon MacRae show." And th* brawny baritone give* her much of the credit for creating the program. "Shell* has a lot of wonderful Ideas," MacRa* said proudly. "She doe» much of the writing on the show, although *he'» too *by to take credit for It." She ha* occasionally appeared with him, but generally I* content to let him do the performing- for the family. Mother of their four children, sfae waa a ridio .and stage actress to New Tork before they married. "We do a lot of our work »t home," Gordon reported. "W* have * playroom that 1* bl| enough to rehearse In. Sheila ha* redecorated It, though I'm not sure why." MacRae Is taking over the 1S- minute spot vacated by Tony Martin. The setting is the singer's den, though it'* not an exact replica of his place at home. They have devised • gimmick whereby MacRae can go to double doors leading outside and llnd whatever background he might need for his songsr , Although some TV observers feel the 15-minute song session 1* a dying Institution, MacRae doesn't think «o. He points out that it has done all right for Perry Como, Eddie Fisher and Dinah Shore. The once-a-week, IS-m 1 n u t • show fits perfectly into his plan*. since he wants to consolidate the gains his film career has made In the past year. monds, the player who has the ace of diamonds may still have a heart left. If so. that heart will be a winner, for South will be out of rumps. South therefore leads diamonds to knock out the ace while dummy still has a trump to stop any possible heart return. East takes the ace of diamonds, but the defense is washed up. South wins any return, draws the rest of the trumps and discards his losing club on dummy's fourth diamond. This makes it unnecessary to take a finesse in clubs. 75 Ytart Ago In BlythtYillt Mrs. Bob MOcKlnnon w«* th«. guest of Mrs. F. Don Smith when she was hosteM to member* at *h* Tuesday afternoon bridge club »• her home. Mrs. J. C. Ellil and Mr*. R»»t> Berryman played cards with members of the Tuesday Contract Club when they met at tht home of Mr*. B. F. Potter. Some 86 student* of th* Mfh school will be introduced *o the public tonight at a specially arranged senior introduction profr»n> at the high school auditorium. . Dick White, president ofjhe cla««, •"! preside. Room and Board Antwer to Prevloui Punlo ACROSS 1 Rooming house necessities 5 Fasten 9 Boarding house dessert 12 Mine entrance 13 Famous English school 14 Girl's name 15 Feigned 17 Headed 18 Cubic meter 19 Skeletons 21 Wise men 23 Legal matters 24 Pet do* (ab.) 27 Accomplished 29 Destroy 32 Rubber 34 Invader 30 Whit boarding house food seldom i« 37 Fall flowers 38 Slipped 39 Landlady the table 41 Observe 42 Feed container 44 Dirt 48 Prayers 49 Italian city 53 River (Sp.) 94 C«me in once more M Old French coin IT Neck hair H Cnclrcle M Mucullm - nlcknam* MRcflon «1 MMctillne ippelllilon DOWN 1 Singing voice 2 Revise 3 Silver coin 4 " und Drang" (storm and stress) 5 Boarding" house drink 8 Reach 7 Rhymester 8 Biblical witch's home 9 Steep cliffs 10 Arrow poison 11 Finishes 16 Head man 20 Deserve tl Pierces S4 Wooden pins 25 Spoken 26 Spitefu! 28 Poetry muse 30 Withered 31 Gaelic 33 Soft drinks 35 Help 40 Hebrew ascetic 43 Girl's n»me 45 Loyal 46 Russian city 47 Boarding house —pudding 48 Close 90 Ireland 91 Roman emperor 92 Augments 95 Educational group (ab.)

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