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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 6, 1956
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f AGE SOT THE BLYTHEVILIJE COURIER NEWS Tin ooumm NEWS oo. •. W RAINES. Publisher •AMY A HAJNB9, Mltor, AMliUnt Publisher 1PAUL P. HUMAN, Advertising Manager goto national Advertising Representatives: W.n«. Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago Detroit. AUtnU. Memphis. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ~£i«rt« w second class matter at the post- m* •* Blythenile, Arkansas, under «t ol Oon- grew October >, 1*11. SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Bj carrier In the citj o« Blyfievule or anj •uburban town where carrier servict is maln- tal B?'maU. Sttltotnato. ot 50 mile., »6.SC per rear »3 50 for six months. *2.00 for three months; bj mail outside 50 mile zone. tUM per year pavabte In advance. The newspaper Is not responsible for monej paid In advance to carrier!. MEDITATIONS Be not » terror unto me thon art my hope In Ihe day o* evil.—Jeremiah 1«:1". # * * Hope says to us constantly, "Go on. go on," and leads us thus to the grave.—Mme. De Maintenon. BARBS An Indiana man was fined for biting the arm of a friend. The assailant got the court plaster. * * * A writer *»ys Ihe old fashioned doctor w»s disappeared. Likely with the old fashioned family. * * * It's amusing to read about collectors of rare coins. Aren't they all? * * * A New York woman went to court over a masseur's 1500 bill. She was rubbed the wrong way. * * * Jtft • slip of * pen CM lerf «• » ***** °* promise suit from Jut * slip of * tfrt. A Candid, Courageous Talk The limiting factors President Eisenhower laid before America in his nationwide address obviously will be no bar to his renornination by the Republican party. And the presentation he made gave the voters a fair start toward judging him a» » candidate in 1956. In this approach his fundamental honesty and decency stood out with more clarity than ever before in all Ms many dealing* with the American people. H« spoke frankly, almost clinically, of the details of his heart ailment and the present state of his recovery. Without hestitancy h« noted he is classed as a "recovered heart patient." H* was no less honest in pointing out that his heart attack had permanently changed his living habits, and that this meant he would function differently as President than he had before, or than a nonheart patient might do. Thus he stressed his need for a more orderly regiment, for greater rest, regular exercise, and so on. And he observed that to accommodate to such a regime meant reducing social and ceremonial duties, trimming routine paper work, even handing over certain more essential tasks that were fairly well advanced and therefore could be safely delegated. Mr. Eisenhower showed plainly, however, that he understands he can never escape the really vital part of his job— the major policy and administrative decisions affecting peace and the great domestic needs in the economical and social sphere. He knows the gnawing, lonely burden of a President goes with him wherever he may be—in Washington, Gettysburg, Augusta, Denver. Having spelled all this out, he declared, with confidence and vigor that he considers himself fit, under the prescribed limitations, to carry on the essentials of his office for another term. In support of this conviction, he said, he has both the encouraging word of the doctors and his own feeling of well- being. Furthermore, he added that he had been performing these key duties for the past several weeks. This obviously weighed heavily with him. The President served notice on his party and the country that he will not barnstorm for renomination or re-election. But this would seem a minor point, since he would not have done so even without a heart attack. This is part of his general determination to reduce travel in conformity with his he«lth program, yet he indicated he believes some travel is important to keep him in touch with the people and hi intends to continue it. For the first time, he disclosed ht had not decided whether to run when his heart »tt*ck hit him. The country learn- td, too, that, »s ht contemplated thii decision — complicated as it was by health factors--he came to feel he wanted to go on. Clearly Mr. Eisenhower is proud of what his administration has done and seeks to do. He will campaign on that record. He earnestly desires to extend it through 1960. He does not think his job is done. In the end, he said he felt the people, not he, not his advisers, not his critics or opponents, should decide whether he is fit to be President under the prevailing circumstances he has outlined. He is putting his case and his future as a man and a public figure in their hands. That was the meaning of his remarkably candid address. It was the opening gambit in a campaign sure to be unique. It was also a living portrait of a man who had wrestled with a great decision and resolvedjt on the side of further duty—if that be the American people's wish. v'lEWS OF OTHERS Voice of Experience Every year hundreds of teenagers find they ve overstepped legal bounds and wind up in jail. Many times the fault lies in improper rearing. Perhaps just as often, gullible youngsters are misled by older youth and the Jiunger for the promised thrill of lawbreaking. Records show that, while juvenile delinquency may be traced to poor parentage, a goodly number of violators were brought up in supposedly ideal homes. The boys and girls, giving vent to adolescent restlessness, just don't abide by the counsel of parents In many cases. To youngsters In this category, Leroy David- ton, 19, of New York, offers this advice: "Listen to your Mom and Dad, and you'll never get into trouble. Avoid the 'tough guys' on the corner or in the candy store. Jails are full of know-it-alls like that. "Keep away from liquor. It gives you a phony courage to do things you'll regret. When you have idle time, stick to baseball and other sports. They keep you hhealthy . , . and out of the detention pen." Leroy ought to know. He's spent 27 months In * New York jail for his role In a series ot holdups performed by a gang of young thugs. — Jackson (Miss.) State Times. Our Doctors Are Liked A study Just completed by an independent opinion and market research firm for the American Medical Association confirms what has generally been known all along — most people like their family doctors. Major items shown In the survey were: 1. Most Americans have their own family doctor. 2. Most of them like him and like doctors as a group. J. Doctors are more critical of themselves than are other people. 4. When people criticize physicians, it is largely for the cost of care; they do not,, however, think doctors are trying to "get rich quick." 6. They are evenly split for and against "sliding scales" of fees. Ninety-six per cent of the people who have » family doctor say they like him personally. Between 83 and 98 per cent have high opinions of his intelligence, capability, dedication to humanity and personal interest in patients. Their most unfavorable bomments were that he thinks he is always right and is hard to reach for emergency calls. It Is interesting to note that the major criticisms voiced would not be raised were not the doctor a good one. If he is good, he has to believe in himself. H he is good, he is busy. If he Is busy, he is hard to reach In an emergency. As a result, the unfavorable commems become backhanded compliments. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. $3,000,000 Isn't Hay For three years in a row the Government Printing Office hss been saving the taxpayer money. Last year head of GOP, Raymond Blattenberger, presented a check for $3,000,000 to the treasury — savings for the year in the operations. In three years, the refund on appropriations has been $11,000,000. How much is that saving to the taxpayer? Well, to raise $3,000,000 it takes 3,000 taxpayers scarificing , to pay 51,000 on their Jan. 15, March 15, or April 15, duedate. It isn't hay.—Nashville Banner. SO THEY SAY It doesn't make any difference Whether you jay "is" or "ain't" as long as what you say is accurate. . . . Once It is accurate you can make It grammatical later. — Dr. S. I. Hayakawa, professor of English at San Jose (Calif.) State College. * * * The long range avlattion trend Is down. In 1955 It was six times safer to travel on domestic scheduled air lines than in 1938 in spite o! the greatly increased traffic, speed and numbers of passengers carried today.—Sinclair Weeks, secretary of commerce. * * * Whatever you do, don't let her marry an actor. —Margaret Truman quotes her mother's warning to her chaperone before the start of a concert tour. * * * ; Who can tell If the Communist pledge of "no strings" attached (to aid to neutral countries) might not In the end turn out to be all strings •nd Indeed all ropes nnd chains?—MasayUki aTnl, Japan's new ambsManor to aWshlnglon, warning AiUn nation*. Presidental Handicap TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 1.958 Erskifie Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Close " ' Boy meets exciting as pro- Petef ft/son'* Washington Column — All Washington Getting Ready Far Cherry Blossom Festival ups and longshots: airplane can be a boy meets girl. Even -when he kisses the peller for good luck. "The Spirit of St. Louis," Charles A. Lindbergh's story of raising $15,000 to build a plane and then flying It solo across the Atlantic, may not be a movie studio's idea of a sure-fire, rock-and- sock-'em plot, but Director Billy Wilder believes It will be. "If I'can have Audrey Hepburn wind up with Humphrey Bogari," he told me, "I can have Jimmy Stewart wind up with an airplane And a man's search for Z5 cent; ^an bejsjnterestinf and as ex, citing a« » n.WO.WKThoWup." There's another reason for the lack of worry frowns on Wilder's face about his film story of a man and an airplane. "It's refreshing." he says, "because I don't have to worry abut a phony second-act curtain. This plot is for real." The U.S. state departmen doesn't believe Russia will claim John Paul Jones as a Russian instead of a U.S. hero. A. movie producer, Sam Bron ston, was worried about it when he started preparing a film biography of America's first great sea fighter. That chapter in his life when he fought as a rear admira in the Russian navy against the Turks gave Producer Bronston the jitters. Would the state department ob ject If he stuck to the facts MM Included that chapter of Jones life in his movie? Bronston asket the department. The reply jus' came.from Washington: No objections from the state de— their art these days to plots with message about the little man. Argues Noel: "The Uttle man U dull and unia- foresting. And ploU with a me*. age are boring. When we're golnf o a play or a movie a friend of mine always says, 'If It'i a play •Ith a message I won't dre»«'." Toss the "Marty" film hit about little man to Coward and h« dmits it was an exception. Say* le: "That wasn't-solemn like all the >thers. It had great humor anS harm." Note from film director Al 8»n- ellin Singapore': "Hope the Gract Cellv thing is real. Sorry I'm too By DOUGLAS LARSEN AND KENNETH O. GILMORE NEA staff Correspondents WASHINGTON — (NBA) — they're already turning the crank or that annual spring hysteria acre known as the National Cherry Jlossom Festival, In spite of the fact that they've ?ot special sprays and treatments o control the blossoming of the amed cherry trees around the Tidal Basin, downtown bookmakers are giving two to one odds that Jie blossoming will not coincide with the festival dates of April 7 and 8. Other festival headaches have begun to set In. Pat Nixon, wile of the vice president, is honorary chairman of the big festival luncheon which helps launch the affair. Now It appears she'll be out of town for the event. They first asked Presidential Assistant Sherman Adams to crown Jie blossom queen. When he heard tie'd have to kiss the queen he refused. However, he agreed to spin ;he wheel which selects the queen if someone else would do the buss- Ing. When Bernard Baruch was approached for thi crowning job he replied: "I'm 87 and too old for that kind of job. You need someone In his early 80's." Former President Herbert Hoover also turned down the job. There's thought being given to asking the greatest queen kisser of all, .former Vice President Alben Barkley and now senator from Kentucky, to do the job. The ruckus over lobbying is small potatoes compared to the one each state delegation suffers in selecting a queen to represent the state at the Cherry Blossom festival. For example, ft rebellious group thought it was high time that some gal other than a female relative of Sen. Dennis Chavez (D-NM) lave this honor. So they moved in fast and gave it to a beautiful nlond named Jane Langan, here from New Mexico. Changing times dept.: Other dy Rep. Usher L. Burdick (R-ND) blasted excessive drinking in Washington, '"per capita consumption of alcoholic liquors in the U.S. Is $62.42, but here at the seat of government the per capita consumption is $168.38," he stated. "From results of some conferences here it is obvious that liquor played a more important role than brains," he added. Ordinarily this pitch Is worth some publicity. But nobody paid any attention .to it. Actually, Burdlck doesn't claim to be a teetotaler. "On a very hot day he'll take a beer," a friend admits. Unless you have gold-plated stocks, it's risky to chat for long with Perle Mesta. At a recent party one gabby fe male cornered Perle and punipec her for almost an hour. Finally ft friend of the number one. hostess cut in and took tire lady aside. "What you're hearing is no doubl very Interesting," he said, "but ii you don't watch out it could cos you $1,500. That's what Mrs. Mesta receives by the hour as a speaker And she has been talking to you nearly that long." Perle, who's strictly a profes slonal now, plans to make abou 20 speeches this year. That vr.l gross her a tidy $30,000. Fore-sight: Now that »e is playing gou again they're a little Worried out at his Burning Tree course about lis electric cart chewing up the fairways. The ground there is soft and mushy in the spring. Someone suggests that large balloon tires on the cart would protect the turf An Army aviation expert seriously advances the possibility of moving Ike around the golf course In a small helicopter. Several unsuccessful attempts have been made to get Mamie Interested in golf recently. Idea Is that she might play with Ike. But sports don't interest her. It's a sure thing the British embassy here doesn't begrudge Americans for revolting against their home country some years ago. They welcomed the George Washington birthday holiday with "We just had a skeleton staff Working." says one of the secretaries. "The rest of us ran wild We're triad to celebrate any holiday, even July Fourth." Anybody who has spent an evening at the Russian embassy will be interested to know they haven't junked Joe Stalin's picture which hangs In a prominent position in the upstairs hallway. "I was sure it wouldn't be here after the going-over the Communist Party Congress gave Stalin In Moscow," said a relieved diplomat at a recent party celebrating Russia's Army-Navy Day. Seems the favorite meeting place for eating and drinking at Soviel parties has always been directly under Stalin's portrait. "It Just wouldn't be like olc times if they took him down," said a lady as she reached for the caviar. THE WTTNET: Frascatis: "He's Overheard been in many movies he lives in an apartment With only three walls." . Not in the Script: Veteran actor Allyn Joslyn about appearing In his first western: "Already I bet I can outdraw such stars as Noel Coward and Alec Guinness." This Is Holywood, Mrs. Jones Virginia Mayo of the body beautl ful hides it all under cotton hoop skirts in a new film,' "The Proud Ones." To "keep up the morale of the crew," Director Bob Webl pinned a photo of Virginia in i bathing suit on the door of th sound stage. It's appropriately la beled "BEFORE." Eartha Kill's biography wi have much to say about Orso Welles. He called her the mos beautiful and exciting woman i the world when he starred her I a play before her big night-clu success. . . . Kirk Douglas wl collect better than 5500,000 for hi first Independent movie, "The In dian Fighter," on a 25 per cen capital gain tax arrangement. Th reason so many stars are form ing their own film companie these days . . . Vanessa Brown nixed the anti-Hollywood play "The Unthinkable Lobster." Noel Coward's ranting abou playwrights devoting tod much ^Cllv ml.JH in *•».«.. w—--,, — ... »w— )ld—and not ^prince. But don't quote me. Or the other 10,000 guys." Yup, Kelly'i on tt>« front i Singapore, too. 75 Years Ago In Mrs.< John O. McHaney !• able te be out after having. been 111 for several days. Members of the Delt* Contract Club and six guests were entertained at a St. Patrick's Day party by Mrs. Roland Greene at her horn*. The guests Included Mrs. T. L. Englee, Mrs. Rodney Bannister, Mrs. Jesse Taylor. Mrs. Roscoe Crafton. Mri. J. M. Williams and MM. J. H. Elkins. Mrs. Byron Morw ii ill ol influenza at her home. 116 Kentucky. Russell Fair, freshman at thi University o{ Arkansas, was one of 45 freshrrian and sophomore men chosen this week by Pershlnr Rifles, honorary fraternity for superior students in military art. Glacier Moves Gradually COLUMBUS, Ohio (fi — The effects of the great glacial ages were reviewed when scientists reported finding a glacier still advancing or at least holding its own, unllk* most of the world's great ice masses. The Ohio State University team said solid Ice on the glacier moved about half an Inch per day at the surface. The team reported after an expedition which studied part of the great Greenland ice cap. A flual report is duff later. Dr. Richard P. Goldthwait, OSU geologist who led the team, said advance of the ice edge is the result of Increased snowfall due to warmer . weather which results from encroachment of the sea in nearby areas. The group camped about 40 miles north of Tliule Air Force Base in northwest Greenland-, about 1,000 miles from the North Pole. The st.udy was part of a program sponsored by the snow, ice and permafrost division of the U. S. Army Engineers. the Doctor Says — By m EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. itten (or NEA Service Death or illness which could have leave kerosene in a place.where It been prevented is doubtless more distressing than any other kind. Among the worst of these is accidental poisoning in children. One of the commonest, though not the most fatal type of poisoning among young children, is that caused by drinking oils, principally kerosene. One study of accidental poisoning in children under five years of age In the United States revealed that petroleum products accounted- for one quarter of all accidental poisoning in this age group. In another study reported from the Northwest section of Vermont. 151 children were admitted to five hospitals during the past 10 years following the accidental swallowing or inhalation of kerosene. Three of these, children died. Most of them were found on the floor choking, coughing, gagging, or vomiting. How did the children get hold of the kerosene? Most of them drank it from glasses cans, or bottles left on the floor to catch drippings from leaky fuel lines or oil stoves. One sniffed kerosene from a drum from which the top was missing. Another drank from a can containing kerosene used for soaking paint brushes. One drank irom a cup of kerosene left on the kitchen table by the mother who had been usins it in treating the child for nits. Of course, once a child has been found poisoned with kerosene the problem becomes one of Immediate hospltalizatlon and expert medical care. How quickly may be literally t. matter of life and death. More -Important, however. Is to prevent n child from getting hold of such • poisonous substance as kerosene In the first place. Everyone with smnll children— »nd those who may hnvc small children around—should be nwnro of thli danger, and never, never could be swallowed or inhaled by curious child. ^ Many cases of poisoning' occur each year from such substances as furniture polishes, weed killers, cleaning fluids, insect or rat poisons, and the like. Since one group of potential poisons has developed largely since the war, namely the chemical substance used against Insects around the house, special attention should be paid to any such agents One of these, known as chlordane, has considerable poisonous possibilities not only when swallowed but when inhaled or even from con-, tact with the skin. To be mentioned with these household substances are the drugs which people so commonly keep in the medicine cabinet. Among these is the relatively harmless substance, aspirin. Of the first five hundred poisoning cases reported to the Chicago poison control program 84 were the result of aspirin poisoning. The lesson from all this Is that if. we would avoid the tragic danger of poisoning young children everyone should take Inventory of poten tially poisonous substances and make sure that they are disposed of In a safe place where they cannot be possibly reached by youngster."; who are too young to know what they are doing. TEARING DOWN stables housing modes of transportation In order to erect business establishments nnd homes was called progress In the old days; now It's progress when homes and business establishments arc mod to make, room to park the modern man's mode of trnnsporteUon — LnOrang* (Oa.i Ball]' News. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Holdup. Play Sets Bidder By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Put yourself in the East seat for today's hand. Try not to look at the other hands as you brace yourself for a test of your defensive skill. Your partner, West, leads the ten of diamonds. Declarer plays the king from dummy. What do you return alter you have won to be the top of a doubleton. You refuse the first trick, and declarer immediately leads a trump to force out the ace Now West can lead his other diamond, and you are in position to win with the ace at the right time. You lead back your third diamond, and West ruffs. The defenders -have three tricks and can surely win the setting trick later if they are just sensible South will go down at his game contract. If East Wins the first trick With the ace of diamonds. West will not get the ruffing trick. South will lose the two red aces and an eventual trick, making his contract. NORTH (D) t AAQ10C V95 »KQ94 + Q108 WEST EAST 4SS42 *KJ73 VA62 V84 • IDS' «A83 4.7533 • *KJ98 SOUTH *» VKQJ1D73 #J7«2 + A4 North-South vul. NorUi Cut South W«t 14 Pass 1V Piss 1 jt fist 3 V Pus 3N.T. Paw 4» P»si Pass Pan Optnini Iwd— * 10 the first trick with the ace? Did you really take the ace ol diamonds at the first trick? If so. award yourself one big, black demerit. This Is your big moment; you must refuse to win 'the first trick. • . West has not led t singleton diamond, for then South would have five of them and would have F.elcl something about this during the bidding, West's lend 1» sure LITTLl LIZ The cooing stops with the honeymoon, but the billing seems to go on forever. »IIIA* Young Comedian Answer to Previou* Puzzle ACROSS i v™,n> !•= 6 Great fright 7 Scintillate 8 Peruse 7 H7T^' C ° nn0ri ° per ' aini "S to 7 Me is a an age 11 Royal Italian family name 12 Require 19 Pronoun 21 Reiterate 29 Be borne 44 Offensive 22Editor(ab.) SOStatue " .weapon 23 Entangle 31 Lampreys 45 Alms box 24 He appears on35 Pigpen 47 Weary a of TV 38 Pint (ab.) 48 Heavy blow •*••—""•"" programs 40 Leases 49 Promontory 25 Rate of motion 25 Blackguard 41 Part of "be" 51 Wager " *•--'-'• —•' 2 e Young salmon 42 Doctor's 52 Girl's name 27 Iroquolah assistant 54 Greek letter Indian 43 Cicatrix 55 Pillar performer 13 Expunger 14 Discordant 15 Austere 16 Prison occupant 17 Crafty 18 Grain beard 20 Conducted 21 Ransoms 28 Eagle's nest 32 Stringed instrument 33 Moment 34 Zodiacal sign 36 False god 37 He is a actor 36 Hammer heads 39 Usurpers 43 Tiny (Scot.) 46 Australian ostrich 47 Weight unit 50 Diamond 93 Line anew S« Stress 87 LooXs fixedly 5« LarUts M Consumers DOWN 1 L»y«r ot itonu (Scot.) 2 Soviet'city 3 Navil force 4 Peer Oynt'i mother I Brythonlc MI

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