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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 7, 19M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NIW8 CO. H. W. HAIMS, Publisher BARRY A. KAINI8, Editor, Auistmnt Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Ad«rtl»ln» Manager Bol« National Adrertislng Representatives: WillKe Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago Detroit. Atlanta, Uemphli. nrt »a tecond claw matter at the port- offlct at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Oon, October >, 1917. Member of The Associated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier to the city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall within a radius of 50 miles. 18.50 per year »3 50 for six months, 12.00 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile «one. 112.50 per year payable in advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. ___ MEDITATIONS O five thanks onto the God of sods: for his BKrcy endureth for ever.—Psalnn 136:2. # * * • Prayer if the voice of faith.—Home. For I p«ritlT« that thou art in the fall of BARBS Thieves robbed a night club of four cases of liquor and police were not on hand to take any ihots. * * * If yon want to never be broke, spend money for thinfi really worth while. * * * ' The silent movie daya are long since past, but a lot of movies still are not sound investments. * * * You have a much better chance of delivering the goods when you're not under the impression you're overburdened. * * * A man In London left J25.000 to an orphanai*. Enough to make hi* lut days mighty happy ooea. A New (and Happy) Look at State's Future Dr. Harold Clark of Columbia University in New York has singled out South Carolina, Mississippi and Arkansas as states which will "become the three richest states in the union by the end of the century." This, Dr. Clark said, is not contingent upon moving existing industry into the state. "It Will depend on the drive of the business man to develop the opportunities that are there," Dr. Clark continued. "They've got the capital now. A generation ago they didn't. They haven't gotten around to developing the industries. It isn't a case of moving any industries from any other section of the country, it's a case of developing industries that ought to be developed there." Then, in a statement to a reporter, Dr. Clark switched the topic to water as the l.-ey to the futures of these states. All, he said, have enviable water resources due mainly to the fact that their rainfall is among the heaviest in the nation. "Average rainfall (in these states) is 45 to 50 inches per year, which is twice as much as the average for the rest of the country put together. That's a tremendous advantage," he asserted. Many of the really big industries, he said, are going to have to continue to expand. A factor in their location of sites will be water, and parts of the United States \vhich can supply abundant water are becoming few indeed. This water, he predicted, will continue to play an increasingly important role in the states' and nation's agriculture, too. Bearing in mind and that our "raids" on northern industry probably will be less and less fruitful over the years to come, it is encouraging to note that, in the opinion of one man at least, the state may look forward to continued development on the strength of its natural resources and abilities. Let's Keep Them Flying Safety in the nation's military air arm is becoming a matter of deepening concern. The catalogue of crashes is (hocking. Already well publicized is the midair collision problem, which, of course, faces commercial aviation as well. But recent evenU have led Air Forte men to voice fear that our military aircraft are not being adequately maintained. Since early January there have been •even major accidents in which 28 airmen. w«r* killed. Seven different plane typ*« wtrt involved, »o it i« hardly fair to IllffMt that defects in a given type are responsible. Investigations are .going forward. If the officers are right who believe shortages of men and money for maintenance are the root cause, then Congress has its work clearly outlined. No economizing that produces such results can be justified. VIEWS OF OTHERS So Long, Tarzan; Adieu, Horatio The public schools, we note, are raising up a generation of "trash"-free minds. No Bobbsey Twins, Hardy Boys or Horatio Alger have they. Not only do the school libraries not have the books. They militantly do not have them and do not want them because they are "trash fiction, poorly written." Although the indictment conies to us with something of a shock — we always thought Horatio was a manly, deserving lad — we're in no mood to argue. School books are the schools' business, and we can't see the relegation to oblivion ol Tarzan, the Lone Ranger and Jack Armstrong as an indication they are not tending to it. Suits us if the schools toss out the Wizard of Oz if there is better-written stuff to replace him. As to their duty to school patrons, however, we think the librarians should have a care. "Trash," indeed! That epithet tarnishes a lot of raisin'. Including ours and probably that of some of the librarians, too. Send Frank Merriwell packing. Tell Tarzan to stop that threshing about with those mangy old animals. But gently, please, and with a sigh. They were friends of ours. — Charlotte (N. C.) News. Stevenson's Caution Adlai Stevenson, cautioning Negroes to "proceed gradually" in battling for desegregation, was speaking more like a statesman than politician when he (said) that whatever racial progress is made depends on the spirit of men, "not troops or bayonets." The presidential aspirant's references to "troops and bayonets" was In response to a question from a Negro clergyman as to whether Stevenson would use federal troops to enforce desegregation in schools and travel. "That would be a great mistake. It would be a revival of civil war," Stevenson replied. "We must go about these things gradually. It's the spirit of men that will change things for the better; it will not be troops or bayoneifi ... I hope very much that the North and the South can live together. That's the kind of America I believe in. I don't believe in a Balkanized America. I'll d.p everything to bring about unity." Stevenson said a lot more, but his straight forward definition of an orderly approach to a national problem ought to appeal to reasonable Americans everywhere, regardless of politics, creed or color.—High Point (N.C.) Enterprise. Fair Labor Practice A course at the University of Kansas, sponsored by Local 124, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, is teaching workmen how not to loaf and foremen how to see that they, do not. The union's president says that a man getting $3.20 an hour has to produce. Our Kansas brothers must have discovered the reality of an old Civil War incident, the man who faked walking with a stiff leg to avoid the draft and then found it had become a stiff leg. Unions at times have used the slow down for one purpose and another, none in the boss 1 interest. Maybe it is a habit that is hard to break But Local 124 deserves "E" for effort and for economic wisdom. Only good work deserves good pay and the American way of life depends on the coefficient of production. Union labor contends rightly that there is neither justice nor economy in unfair wage scales for good work. Neither exists in unfair labor return for good pay. Looks as if there may be a meeting of the minds in electrical work — In Kansas. — Dallas Morning News. Salting Down Some Sugar Not everybody is spending the last cent and going debt deeper during the ecomnic boom It .is found by a reporter for the Wall Street Journal that the last three months have shown a brisk pickup in savings banks—three straight months. More people, it seems, are salting down some of their earnings. What they want is more "sugar" In later years when it may be scarcer, especially for them. That would be sweet—financial safety when age makes jobs harder to get. It's the difference between easy come, easy go, and easy come, easy saved for some rainy days.—Rock Hill (S.C.) Evening Herald. SO THEY SAY I have won everything there is to win. Prom now on, it would only be reptition.—Hayes Alan Jenkins, Colorado College student, announces his retirement after winning fourth straight World me's figure skating title. * * * t Too many teachers are glorifying the number of atudcntfi they flunk, rather than glorifying the number they have encouraged to go on to do the things that are difficult. — Samuel Brownell, U.S. commissioner of education. * ^ if. If more humans did eat like horses we would all be better off, What's wrong with carroU, whole grains, mash, molasses and lettuce? — Sunny Jim Fitzslnirnons, noted race-horse trainer. V if. >(. I am a strong believer In moving steadily though •lowly.—Gov. Christian Hcrter of Massachusetts on dewgregnllon. Twice Blessed—Give! Pater ft/son's Washington Column — Slowly Increasing Retail Prices Bring Anti-Inflation Wariness NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The eight months' rise in the Bureau of Labor Statistics wholesale price index has made it something to watch for inflationary pressures and. future business trends. The total increase hasn't been much, 1.9 points. It is not now considered alarming. With the index based on 19«-1949 prices of nearly 5,000 commodities as 100, the rise has been from 109.9 last May to 111.8 in January, 1956. The Feb. 14 weekly index stood at 112.1, a further fractional rise. This is not the postwar peak. That was 114.8 in 1951, when there was some real Korean war inflation around. Any further rise this year could have some serious political as well as economic consequences. » Where this will show is in the way wholesale price rises are passed on to consumers. This would be reflected in the much better known BLS "cost of living" index which is the basis for wage adjustments under many union labor contracts. One of the biggest talking points in the Eisenhower administration argument is that it has stabilized consumers' prices and prevented inflation. A two-point rise in the cost of living index, following a similar wholesale price index rise, would cause some real yelling. Only an unusual combination of circumstances has kept the wholesale index, and the consumer index as well, from rising faster than they have. In the wholesale index, farm products' prices have dropped steadily from 113 in 1951 and 91 lost May to 84 in January, 1958. The processed foods index has dropped similarly from 111 in 1951 and 102 last May to 98 in January. This decline in farm and food prices is what has kept the cost of living Index steady at 114.2 last May and 114.7 in January. Consumers' prices on rent, transportation which includes autos, household furnishings and services have gone up. While this has been going on, the wholesale index for all commodities other than farm and food products has gone up five points — from 115 last May to 120 in January. This is where the real inflationary threat lies. A principal cause is the rise in steel prices — up 11 points in the past year and 45 points since 1949. The machinery index rose six points in' the last year, 33 points since 1949. Only in textiles and hides—which the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service. One of the most serious forms of headache is that known as migraine. Although we know that there is a strong family tendency to this form of headache and although much work has been done on it, the complete answer to the prevention or cure of those suffering from migraine headaches is still to be attained. Certainly only some of those headaches from which people suffer can be properly classed as migraine—and the exact diagnosi: is important. Some of those with migraine suffer difficulty with vision especially before the headache starts. They often have the head ache on one side only and sometimes they have changes in mood or other signs which foreshadow the coming of an attack. In a recent excellent review of this subject by a Boston physician it was pointed out that patients with migraine could be divided into three main groups. 1. Those whose attacks are so infrequent that they could be called an unpleasant nuisance. 2. Those whose attacks occur with such frequency or severity that family, business and social life is seriously disturbed. 3. Those whose attacks are so frequent and severe that a state of chronic invalidism is produced. The same physician made a statement regarding treatment of migraine which he says all parties to the program need to understand This is so good that I should like to quote from it with occasional change in wording: "That at present there is no magic medicine or formula of treatment that universally 'cures' migraine. That the patient is 'not to blame' for havin? Inherited the migraine trait. That the pain and misery of the migraine attack are very real and not 'imaginary'.' "That neither patient, doctor nor husband (or wife) should be. Intolerant, but rather all should work for better understanding of each other. That the patient and the family have the greater, burden in therapy, nnd that the doctor In going to net as ft friendly guide rather than .as n 'miracle mnn. That the whole program will re- milre n con c ldprnblc period, wllh liequcnt reviews of progress, tem- porary setbacks, changes of therapeutic signals and gradual re-education. "That the most rewar.Vng long- term therapy will be concerned with adjusting the patient's way of living to his or her capacities rather than with an endless round of medication. That the patient cannot be expected to make all the necessary adjustments overnight. That changes in psychologic attitudes become real only through actual practice, not verbal instruction. "That there is definite hope for improvement through conscientious effort by both patient and physician, but that complete freedom from migraine is rarely achieved by any therapeutic program." THE YOUNG MAN had just met U;c father of his favorite girl. "The yot'ng man who marries by daughter, will get a prize," boasted the proud father. There was a pause. "May I see it?" the young man inquired politely.—Carlsbad Current-Argus. A FELLOW up town was wondering aloud the other day wether George Barclay would like getting up early in the morning to open the filling station. As for me, I'd much prefer to get up early as a businessman than not to sleep at all as a football coach.—Bill Arthur in Chapel Hill (N. C.) Weekly. L/TTLC LIZ Opportunities ore never lost—the other fellow takes advantage of th* ones you miss. C.NCA* are mainly processed farm products—and a few miscellaneous commodities like notions and jewelry, have wholesale prices dropped. Several explanations are given for what has been happening. The principal one is general recovery from the post-Korea reces sion. Unemployment has been reduced. The demand for goods and services has increased. This gave the excuse tor raising many whole sale prices. Wage increases In steel, automobiles .and other basic industries also provided an' excuse for raising wholesale prices. More steel price increases are expected later this year. With further wage increases from new union demands and from the minimum wage increases from 75 cents to a dollar an hour March 1, other wholesale price increases are anticipated. The seven per cent increase Jn freight rates now set lor March 7 would have a similar upward pressure. Industrial purchasing agents who buy large quantities of raw am semifinished materials claim the competition for available supplies today is so great that has already forced prices up and inflation is here, right now. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Trump Control Saves Contract 1 By OSWALD JACOBY Writte nfor NEA Service North's response of two clubs in today's hand is the Stayman Convention, asking South to show a biddable major if he has one South obediently bids his spades and North raises to game. It may seem that North bids a lot on his three kings, but he is . justified. He knows that a trump fit has been found, and he adds his nine points to the 16 to II points that South has- advertised with the opening bid of one no trump. The total should provide WEST ¥<395 • J1094 NORTH 7 *8743 VK762 »K53 + K7 EAST AK102 VJ1043 #Q82 *J108 SOUTH (D) VA8 • ATS *A532 North-South vul. Sontti WeM North Cut 1N.T. Pass 2* Pass 2* Pass 4* Pass Pass Paw Opening lead—4 J a fine play for game. South wins the first trick with the ace of diamonds and begins lo draw trumps by leaning a low trump from his own hand. This gives the enemy one of the trump tricks they are sure to win, but it allows declarer to keep control since he still has the ace of trumps. Declarer wins the next. trlcX, probably a diamond, and draws one more trump with the ace Now he has drawn two rounds of trumps, which li exactly the right number. South proceeds to cash the high clubs and ruffs n club In dummy. He get* back to hli hunt! with th« Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - (NBA) — Exclusively yours: Marty's blushing again. Almost everyone In Hollywood is betting on Ernest Borgnine 'as Mr. .Oscar at the Academy Awards March 21 for his performance of the butcher boy in "Marty." But Borgnine Is confessing that the fellow you're seeing in the movie is "the second-best Marty." "I gave the greatest performance of my, life." Borgnine told me. "when I read for the role. 1 had to convince the writer, the producer and the director that I could do the part. I knew they'd keep thinking of me as Patso in 'Prom Here to Eternity. " Borgnine read for the role while pitying a villain in "Bad Day at Black Rock." As he remembers it: "I was dressed up as a rough, tough western character when writer Paddy Chayefsky, director Delbert Mann and producer Harold Hecht sat down in my dressing room to hear me read. Paddy looked at me and I could almost hear him groaning, 'THIS is MARTY?' But I knew I had the role after the reading. Paddy was beaming and there were tears in Mann's eyes." A sequel for Marty? "Son, of Marty" or "Marty Goes to West Point"? Borgnine laughed. "I'm now in the market," he said, "for another good heavy." First It was Cinemascope 55 and not it's SuperScope 235. If new advances in screen processes are going to have numbers for box-office appeal, let's hope Hollywood doesn't push things too far. New advances in acting could have marquees of the future reading: "Grace Kelly 77 and Marlon Brando 138." Which reminds me. What'i hap pened to Toni Seven? Tern' Moore tells pals she'll give up acting if new hubby Eugene McOrath wants it that way. He's rich enough for her to go on living Uke a star . . . Dawn Addaras and Prince Vittorlo Massimo pooh- poohed the rift rumors in Rome Said Dawn, whose prince Is a working man: "We laugh our heads off over stories like that. But of course we quarrel. Real ash-tray-throwing battles we have. But we always kiss and make up." There's a hush-hush "Man With 15 Years Ago In Blythevillt Miss Martha Ann ' Lynch, Miss Mary Adah Robinson and Jack Webb, students at the University of Arkansas are spending the weekend here with their parents. The recently organized F. A. F. club surprised r*ances Wade with a birthday party at her home Wednesday night. Three new members, Connie Denton, Mary Lynn Jackson and Marjorie Perry, were present for the party. Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Old and Mrs. W. L. Horner accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Charles O. Morehead to Memphis to see Hellzapoppin at Ellis Auditorium. ace of hearts and ruffs his last club in dummy. He doesn't oare whether or not this is overruffed. The defenders can get only their last high trump and a diamond for a total of three defensive tricks. South would lose his contract if he tried to draw trumps by leading the ace and then a low spade. Ear would overtake the second trump and would then lead his ten of spades, thus drawing a third round of trumps. This would leave declarer with only one trump in each hand, and he would Tali one trick short of his contract. the Golden Arm ' angle to Anthony Quinn's currently shooting "Step Down to Terror." Tony and th« others are "out of this world" characters, but there's no reference of addiction to anything. But as one of the cast members pata it: "The script avoids it, but, mister, we're high on SOMETHING." The witnet: There'i now a Bri* dey Murphy cocktail at Rand'a Round-Up In Hollywood. It "knock* you right out of this world." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Yma Sumac's new publishing company, "A'my Camus Music" li her name spelled backwards. But isn't Yma Sumac her .juune spelled backwards ? Not in the script: Peter Lorre, explaining a bored mood: "Sometimes we grownups get depressed about making faces in cameras all day." Selected shorts: A great International movie queen is looking a lot younger these days. Had her face lilted shortly before she left movietown . . . Pony Sherrell and Phil Moody swear they're writing a lullaby-type song titled, "I've Got Insomnia So Bad I Can't Even Sleep on the Job." . . . Hugo Haas will have to dream up a substitute title for his forthcoming flicker, "A Dame Is a Dame." Film censors Informed him that the word "dame" can't be used in a title. But a dame can be called a dame in dialog. Schools Are Transplanted VALLEJO. Calif. (P)— Vallejo U building a new modern school W the transplant method. The operation culls for haulini 12 outmoded building* of the war* time Carquinez School a mile across town on flatbed trucks to a new site. There they will be reassembled and modernized into a single integrated unit. By the start of the fall term, the dilapidated buildings mil have been converted, into a streamlined stucco structure—the John Davidson Elementary School—with 12 classrooms capable of handling 430 students. "It's a reconstruction project designed to salvage a shell of a building and modernize it," said Everett Rolff, business manager of the Vallejo Unified School District, in describing the $240,521 operation. Wreck Doesn't Stop the Mail BROWNSVILLE, Ky. W) — Automobile accidents don't stop Drover Johnson from -making rounds on his rural mall route. But they do slow him down a bit. Johnson got out to look at a tire and an opened door knocked him to the ground when the car rolled backward. He was pinned under a wheel. A woman passing by jacked up the car enough for him to squirm free. He rested a few minutes, then proceeded on his route. Johnson got his wife to drive tat him the next trip. Then the car overturned on the highway. Passersby helped the two put the car bact on itJs wheels. The Johnsons got back Into thft car, discovered it would run, and delivered the mail. THE THREE tmlnent specialists stared at each other. "Good Heavens!" said one of them to the other two. "We've got to invent something After the expense of this consultation we can't tell her she just has a cold!!"—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. Animal Fair ACKOSS DOWN^ 1 Feline animal 1 Head apparel 4 Monkeys (pi.) 8 Small bird 2 Region 12 Exist 3 Last will and 14 Popular 4 Vigilant flower 5 Rod loFootlikepart 6Anciem Urfa Answer to Previous Puzzle- D C i> & !> H A c» ** t- A R O R te l_ t-* A K K M A C E N A V y be R 1 t= A R C A A i» E '/.-• R e p u A &>. t* £ 1 L l_ E R 'W u» ;?: tr I 1 WU N A L? K b A \j '.'// '/A 'iff m R t N T i. H t /,?- '$ '¥• ty w * H 1 N £ ;* '-.•', '•'•>'. '%, U R & e c. o N Wvfl M A T 'fa P ?^ E T A R A N\ &/, & t~ R 1 K H k';fc L. A T E R A L. 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