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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, NOVKJIUKR 19, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager ' Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witraer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphl*/ Entered as second olas« matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blyheville or any •uburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J6.50 per year $3 50 for six months. S2.00 for three monthts: by mail outside 50 mile zone, S12.50 per yew- payable In advance. MEDITATIONS Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, .that ye may prosper in all that ye do. —Deut. 29:9. * * * Those virtues which cost us dear prove that we love God; those which are easy to us prove that He loves us.—J. Petit-Senn. BARBS Now we're beglnninf to realize what we might have saved on coal, eas or oil during the summer montho, * * * This Is month when the turkey's gobble reminds us that we'll soon be doing the same things— and have cause for Thanksgiving. * * * Another season for taking down screens, putting up storm windows and cleaning house. And dad's the fall furl * * •* The heir, as well as the hair, can often be trained properly through the use ol a brush. Nomination Is No Give-Away Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, now an avowed candidate for the presidency in 1956, is the man to beat in the Democratic party and everybody knows it. Historically, it is highly significant that he should occupy this dominant position. Not too many defeated candidates for the office get that kind of acceptance from their party. ! William Jennings Bryan was the great exception, winning the Democratic nomination three times though never the presidency. Thomas E. Dewey had to come from behind to grab a second nomination in 1948. Wendell Willkie, though enjoying high national prestige after his 1940 licking, was undercut by party regulars in 1944. This does not mean Stevenson is now a walkin for the 1956 nomination. It is interesting to observe how many party leaders have changed their tune since 1953 and 1954. Then they spoke as if Stevenson could have the nomination on a platter. One learns not to take this preliminary comment too seriously, no matter how enthusiastic. Certainly it is a pretty good index of a man's general status in the party. Exit it is not "delegate talk." As the time for lining up delegates draws near, the leaders' points of view change from nn easy doling out of fulsome praise to practical trading. Those who think they have something to gain by bargaining stop acting as if they were ready to give away their delegates for nothing. Recent developments in the South offer illustration. Roth Stevenson and his friend Stephen Alitchell, former Democratic national chairman, labored hard in the southern vineyards to rebuild paily strength after President Eisenhower's heavy 1952 inroads. They felt thereby they had greatly advanced Stevenson's own cause for 1956. Very likely they have. But they got a surprise when Sen. Richard Russell of Georgia not long ago mentioned Ohio's Democratic Gov. Frank Lausche as a good prospect for 1956. Though Lausche no doubt would have a considerable appeal to southern conservatives, he was not being seriously advanced as a nominee. It was Russell's way of reminding Stevenson and any other northern candidates that the South will not deliver its support for the asking. It will want to know what the party proposes to do—platform-wise and perhaps on the vice presidential nomination —to give the South recognition commensurate with its strength both in the convention and at the polls. This ia the standard political pattern of the months leading to the convention. The day of glib "I'm for Adlai" talk are gone. Stevenson is in fact powerfully placed to get the nomination again. But ho clearly will hav« to trade for it and fight for it. The prize is too big to be given away often by politicians who are trained to exact their "quid pro (5110" in return for favors extended. If he doesn't already know them, Stevenson is now learning the hard facts of political life. VIEWS OF OTHERS We Educate Our Own An examination of the top echelons, of leadership in many fields throughout the country will show a big proportion of Southerners. They are people who in youtli left their native haunts to find opportunities not offered them at home. The big majority of these migrant now filling top executive positions and serving as educators, professional men and engineers, received their education in the South—many of them at- the expense oi local taxpayers. The benefit of their training has been lost to the latter. While theree has been some reversal of the trend, the South continues to lose some of its talent. And yet the opportunities now available are expected to check this outward migration completely in a few years. It Is encouraging, therefore, to learn that the South's experiment in regional education is succeeding. A survey by the Regional Education Board shows that of 739 students who have received degrees under the plan set up by Southern states in 1939 the vast majority have returned to their home states to work. Under the plan, states exchange students for training In fields where their own institutions may be deficient. In other words, a state may have a good medical school but lack an engineering school. By permitting outsiders to attend its engineering school while it receives medical students on a reciprocal basis, the interests of both states are thus served. The program extends to private, professional and graduate schools and as a result the region is being strengthened at a minimum cost to the individual states. As the program expands, more and more specialized needs will be met on a reciprocal basis, the interests of both states are thus served. The program extendss to private, professional and graduate schools and as a result the region ia being strengthened at a minimum cost to the Individual states. As the program expands, more and more specialized needs will b« met on a reciprocal state basis, As the costs of higher education continue to grow, the regional education program should prove more and more practical. Utiliiing of facilities in neighoring states will make It possible for everyone to benefit without the cost of building duplicate facilities. And the best result of all is the fact that the South is beginning to meet its own needs cooperatively while offering opportunities for those prepared for them.—Atlanta Constitution. Ortega and the Revolt Communist intellectuals shouted "Fascist!" High priesU of Spanish fascism branded him an arch villain. To monarchists, he was a traitor. But Spain's bent and bald-headed Jose Ortegay Gasset thumbed his highly sensitive patrician nose at them all. In the end, his fame as a writer and philosopher spread throughout the world. He died at 72 this week in Madrid, in the sixth year of his "armed truce" with Dictator Franco. The world lost one of the great thinkers of the 20th century. It was OrUtga who years ago saw a new kind of mass-man emerging in the world, and saw the dangerous possibility that he would supplant the individual. By mass he did not mean a particular social class but the kind of "spoiled child of civilization" found in all social classes and who consequently represents the age. To the consternation of both Communists and fascists, he taught that the mass is essentially evil because it tends to crush everything that Is different; individual or select, it is, of course, the all too familiar problem of conformity. In nn age when any form of nonconfority or dissent is subject to some suspicion, he had an import at lesson for America. When he visited Aspen, Colo., In 19-lfl to attend ceremonies In observance of 200th anniversary of the birth of Goethe he feelingly spoke of need for constant ,so»I-seiuThiiiB in civilization: "I do not recall that any civilization ever neiLshod from an attack of doubt. Civilizations usually die through the ossification of their traditional faith, through an arteriosclerosis of their beliefs." It Ls a pity that the voice of Ortcpa has been stilled. The echoes of that voice will be heard for a very long time, however.—Charlotte tN.C.) News. SO THEY SAY I am optimistic and I do not think optimism IB a crime.—John Foster Dulles, U.S. secretary of state. * * * My only regret (at retiring from the Marine Corps) Is that I won't be present for ths next war.—Oen. Lewis B. Puller, winner of many honors for heroism and gallantry In battle. * * * Tn a . . . game like tootbnll, you aren't going to win forfivpr. It comes to every coach sooner or Inter—unless you're (Cleveland's" Paul Brown, that Is.—Buddy Parker, coach of the luckless Detroit Llom. * * * Public business Is the public's business. Freedom of Information li Just the heritage of the people. —Harold Cross, counsel lor the American Society of Newspaper Editors. * * ¥ Love is one-half the score of poetry. Religion Is the other half philosophy means to tec anything In l»rge perspective. If you no thnt you're liable not to fall In love.—Will Durint, pholosopher and historian. Brother's Keeper Peter Edson's Washington Column — Vice Presidential Candidates Can Be Found on Every Corner By PETER EDSOK NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA)— One year In advance of the 1956 elections, there are 101 dark-horse entrants in the vice-presidential sweepstakes. This large number was one of the big surprises revealed in the poll of Washington newspaper, magazine and radio correspondents just concluded for this column. Fifty-six Republican names and 45 Democratic names were mentioned by newsmen accredited to the Congressional press galleries. The result is taken as indicative of many things" It's a free country and anybody can run for the vice-presidency who has the ambition, self-esteem or gall. Also, politicians' friends sometimes place them in embarrassing predicaments by suggesting them for jobs they haven't a chance '- get. The great number of nominations may show that there is a vast wealth of political talent in democratic America. Or It may. mean there are fnr too many potential Throttlebottoms standing around, waiting to be struck by : olltical lightning. On some of the nominations. It was necessary to stop and think for a moment, to identify '^ ''vlduals. But In the Interest of narrowing down the field, It's in order to run down the list. Ten Republican governors were mentioned as possibilities, as against nine Democratic governors. The Republicans—Herter, Mass.; Knight, Calif.; Stratum, 111.; Langlie, Wash.; Craig, Ind.: Joe Poss the Marine hero, S. Dak.; Hall. Kans; McKeldin. Md.; Kohler, Wise.; and Patterson, Ore. The Democrats — Harrlman, NY.; Lausche, 0.; Williams Mich.; Clement, Term.; Muskie, Me.; Meyner, NJ; Lender, Pa; Freeman. Minn.; and Hpppy Chandler, the new governor-elect of Kentucky. The Democrats had only one ex- governor suggested—Adlat £. Ste- I venson of 111., the overwhelming choice of newsmen for the Democratic nomination. Four Republican e ,overnors were offered: Dewey, N.Y.; Thornton, Colo.; Pyle, Ariz., and Adams, Vt., President Eisenhower's assistant. .. Fourteen OOP Administration officials were named: In addition to Vice President Nixon and Chief Justice Earl Warren, both of California, four cabinet officers were put forward. They are Dulles of State, Humphrey of Treasury, Mitchell of Labor an*Atty. Oen. Brownell. 'wo of Brownell's assistants t were also suggested—William P. Rogers and Stanley Barnes of the antitrust division. Also in the little cabinet rank. Undersecretary of State Herbert Hoover. Jr., got a mention. So did the Secretary for the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service One of the big problems facing our society concerns those arnons us who are mentally retarded. A mentally retarded person is defined as one who docs not have the natural intelligence anil ability to carry this own load In life. Since it is estimated thnt between one and three out of 100 people hay some degree of mental retardation, it is easy to see how important this problem is. Ordinarily, mental retardation csn be Identified sometime during childhood by properly administered and interpreted tests of menUil development known as intelligent; quotient or I.Q. tests. j These are a measure ot the! child's ability to learn rather than! what the child already knows. The I difference of a few points, however. I does not mean much. Also, there are several kinds of I.Q. tesls and the "scoring" of them is different. The I.Q. is figured by dividing t mental ago as calculated by one of tile intelligence tests n common use by the actual age of the child In years, and multiplying the result by 100. Although parents are often inclined U> pay too much attention to the I.Q. of their children, those tests do have some real value. If the I.Q. Is tar below normal, the child must be considered to be j a true idiot nnd cannot be educ:i!ed[ in school subjects; such children usually require care in an Institution. | The next lowest group are im-l beciles who can learn to perform, simple household duties but do not go far In school subjects. bove these two low groups are the less seriously retarded children who can often be taught to learn enough to support themselves In simple occupations, but are not likely to go beyond the elementary grades of school. It Is not possible to drill or train a youngster v;lth a low I.Q. into a definitely higher group. This mny be R hard thing (or parents to realize, but it should be faced. Thert it, however, som« cxperi- Peace, ex-Gov. Harold Stassen of Minnesota, and the head of the U.S. delegation to the United Nations, ex-Sen, Henry Cabot Lodge. Mass. For laughs, some wags suggested Press Secretary Jim Hage-iy anci the President's dramatic coach. Robert .Montgomery. GOP Chairman Len Hall got a couple oi votes The Republicans also came up with two women nominees—you guessed 'em—Ambassador CJare Boothe Luce and Sen. Margaret Chase Smith of Maine. No Democratic women showed. Twenty-nine Democratic senators were named, as against only 18 Republican senators. Since the total of 47 is only one less than half the Senate and since all senators really consider themselves timber, the lists can be skipped. The GOP ranks included three generals, Mac Arthur, Wedemeyer and Gruenther. As Democratic possibles, labor leaders John L. Lewis, George Meany and Walter Reuther were put forward. Tha only businessman suggested was Republican Paul Hoffman. The only educator suggested was Milton Eisenhower, the President's brother, who got '1 votes. Many of the correspondents who take their political reporting seri- qusly refused to guess on vice- president 11 possibilities 10 months ahead of the nominating conventions. As * Robert Riggs of Louisville Courier Journal put it, "there ain't no such animal." JACOBY ON BRIDGE mental work going on with substance called glutamic acid and | it- effect on the intelligence. This substance appears to raise the intellige'.ce as measured by the I.Q. slightly. However, it must be emphasized thnt the results are not remarkable and the work has not gone far enough as yet for anyone to be sure whether it will have practical | value for children of below normal j natural intelligence. It should be pointed out that many mentally retarded children can he helped tn lend useful pro-j ductive and happy lives. j In addition to t:^e ?id which can be obtained from physicians, institutions, school supervisors, psychologists, psychiatrists, and others, there Is now. an organization known as the National Association for Retarded Children (99 University Place, New York 3, N.Y.) which is doing splendid work through its nearly 400 units throughout the country. Dodges Threat Of Singleton By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When the Winter National Charn- ionships begin in Miami Beach a week from today, watch for the name of Charles J. Solomon in the r ports of the winners. Charlie, one of my favorite partners, has ben winning tournamer.ts, regularly for the last 15 or 20 years, and this NOTING thnt many of the television hecidliners, like Edward R. Murrow and Ed Sullivan, are newspapermen. Jasper Shaw of the News stuff asks-. "I wonder when they have the time to get the paper out." —Moore County (N.C.) News. LITTLE LIZ ""'/i H i Nothing onnoys o child so much NORTH 19 A A 5 4 V 2 t A K 9 8 " •» 3 * J8 WEST (Dl EAST 49 AKQJ83 W 9 5 3 W76-I » QJ 10 « 652 A A 10 9765 * 4. 3 SOUTH A 10762 V AKQJ 108 * None *KQ2 North-South vul. West North Eist South 3* 34> 34 5V Pass 6 # Pass 6 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 9 is no year for him to stop. At the Summer National Tournament, held in Chicago in August Solomon was n member of the winning team. All members of the team will go to Paris next January to play against the European champions for the world title. Charlie Solomon can be expected to play up to the best American standards, a~ today's hand makes quite clear. Charlie foutid himself In t con. tract of six hearts after some very lively bidding. West led the nine of spades, nn obvious singleton in view of East's bid, and it was ,ip to Charlie to find n way to make his contract. After brief thought, .Solomon won UK first trick ill dummy with the Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSK1NK JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: Hollywood stars playing one-day bit roles is Hie latest K immick in (he movies' "let's give 'em something different" cycle. David Nivcn's "Around the World in 80 Days" junket for Mike Todd's new big-screen process takes him tor a looksoe at n San Francisco saloon in the Barbnry Coast days. Among" !he characters he meets are a drunk, Red Skelton; a piano player, Frank Sinatra; a dapperj lough, George Raft, d n babel with the best pair of gains in town, Marlcne Dietrich. Marlenc slipped into the long! silk hose Mike provided and then added a provocative touch of her own—short patent leather boots. "Without the boots," 'IP told me, "we just have legs. Now we give people something to talk about— yes?" Yes. Skelton embraced Glamor-grand- ma Marlene for still photographers swarming all over the set. "Tell her a joke," said one lensman. Red winced back: "With a dame like this in my arms I'm going to tell her a JOKE?" Call Sheet of the year at Columbia studio: "The Solid Gold Cadillac" Judy Hollicby. Paul Douglas and 78 dress extras for swank Washington, D.C., restaurant scene. Report at 1 p.m. after HAVING lunch." Sammy Davis, Jr., gifted sepia thrush Carol Dana with a diamond "friendship" watch. ivonth." "Don't worry about it," said Olive. "You don't act a day over 12." This Is Hollywood. Mrs. Jones: George Gobel x:tid It about his golf: "Sometimes * get : J frustrated—if no other men were around—I'd cry." Hal March of the §64,000 question popped the question to Candy Toxton, who is shedding 1 Mel 'forme. If they're on the same romantic plateau a year from now, they'll wed. John Hodiak's estate of a mere 325,000 after years of stardom is an eyebrow lifter still being discussed on Hollywood's livingroom circuit. Bad investments, it's said, cost him plenty. The Witnet: An Irma-brained actress turned maudlin after several Martinis moaned to Olive Carey: "Just think, I'll be 40 nex*. ace of spades,, and cashed the top diamonds — discarding the queen and king of clubs! Strange discards, but absolutely necessary. Charlie next ruffed a diamond, establishing dummy's long suit, drew three rounds of trumps, and led the deuce of clubs towards dummy. West had only clubs left. He could take the ace of clubs but then had to lead a club to dummy's Jack. Thanks to the discard of the queen and king, dummy could win this trick, after which the long diamonds allowed declarer to discard all oi' the losing spades. Wouldn't you give your eye teth t have played this hand? Q._The bidding has been: South West North Ea»t I Diamond Pass I Heart Pass •t You, South, hold: A9873 VQ5 •KQ106 * A K 2 What do you do? A—Bid one no-trump. (Some experts would bid one spade, particularly at duplicate.) You will usually ret best results by showlnr as quickly as possible that you have a minimum opening bid with balanced dlitribu- tion. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You South, hold: 4A9873 V5 4AK10632 +4 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Paramount isn't shouting about it. but the new Martin & Lewis comedy is a remake of Bing Crosby's 1936 movie. "Rhythm on the Range." But Dean's warbling a new sot. of .songs. . . . It's a Florida vacation for David "Tender Trap" Wayne, who just completed another flicker, "The Four Seasons." . . - Frank Fay's headed for Broadway in a new play, "Mulligan's Halo." Six "miracles" occur in an East Side Mew York bar and a bum becomes a hero. . . . Jack Benny took time out for a TV version of "Time Out for Ginger" but he tol dHal Wallis "count me out" for the movie. . . . Type-casting note: TUPOR Owen plays the role of a bus driver in U-I's "Congo Crossing." It May Be The End of the Oscar jinx for Shirley Booth, reported all b-it set to star in. "The Desk- Set" at Fox. . . . Van Johnson's next film in England. "23 Paces to Baker Street," is a slick switch on n blind man's bufi. Van plays a blind man who solves a murder in a London fog because he's the only one able to pierce the darkness. Hear It Now: Macdonald Carey. starring: in "Odongo" in Africa, nixed another movie there so he could be in Hollywood when he becomes a papa for the sixth time. . , . Dept. oi interesting path crossh.g: Nancy Kelly and ex-husband Edmond O'Brien. They're working on adjoining sound stages at Warner Bros. Director Cites Dearth Of Film Stars By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (,<?)—One of the screen's most distinguished directors is working in television instead of the movies. The reason: the dearth of film stars. How come? Listen to Leo McCarey. The Los Angeles-born Irishman has brought forth some of Hollywood's most delightful films. Some of them: "Ruggles of Red Gap." "The Awful Truth." "Love Affair," "My Favorite Wife," "Once Upon a Honeymoon." His two biggest succe: -es rank among the greatest moneymakers in film history. "Going My Way" is credited frith a Gl-rmillion- dollar gross In this country alone, and "The Bells of St.Mary's" drew in eight million, Last Feature Recently, McCarey's only filming activities have been to direct a couple of half-hour shows for the Screen Directors' Guild Playhouse. ii labor of love for his union His last feature film was "My Son John." made four years ago. Starring Helen Hayes, the late Robert Walker and Van Heflin, it was not considered a success, McCarey has had a number of projects on the fire. One is the story of Adam and Eve. The other ts a musicalfzed Marco Polo. "I can't get them going,'* he explained between TV takes. "It'3 impossible to cast a picture these days . There just aren't enough stars to go around. "The old ones are getting older, and there are few new ones. I don't know how the studios expect this business to survive without stars."* Washington's Wife Answer to Previout Puzzl* ACROSS 8 Rubber tree 1 First name of 9 Bod y °f wa t Washington's 10 Story wife 7 She was the widow of Daniel Parkc -—13 Idolizes 11 Passage in the brain 12 Withered 19 Exclamation of disgust 21 Paused i*j luuiiico ti .rauieu ' ' '•"'" 14 Ester ol oleic 22 Comparative 30 Solar disk E|i_ ~A & A T EC H[X O V ^jl i ID A R A — U [_ A 'e b£ N i E n *7 LJ K t £, H A ±7 T S A •i> "E R A & T 1 U t? M, 1 A t? A R H A <- ±> N ~A T J2. K T A N| 1_ T O ±> D E C7 O 0 R i> -p €> J-jJT^ T|S £ T A U rr t> t* fcs N C U w E ^ p l r o o" N i, U T N A 0* 0 ^ T A 1 C N F= c 5 1 C T^io ~ T K -5 acid suffix 15 Exudations 23 Faucet from trees 24 Shops 16 Closer 25 Polynesian 17 Compass point chestnut 18 Newt 20 Before 21 Thwarts 25 Antipodes 28 Perfume 32 Fruit drinks 33 Ottoman court 34 Trials 36 Bamboolike grass 37 Poker stakes 38 Veers 41 Ridicules 43 Feminine appellation 46 Augment 47 Choose 50 Testify 53 All 56 Tel! 57 Motive 58-Steeples 59 Scatters DOWN 1 Female horse 2 Arabian gull 3 Flower. ^ Three times (comb, form) 5 Fowl 6 Evaluatt I Priws 26 English statesman 27 Sleeveless garment 29 Large plant 31 Communists 35 Mariner's direction 38 Spanish commander 39 Snakes 40 Musical note 42 Proportions 45 Husband of Gudrun 47 French river 48 Ship's bow 49 Number (pi.) 51 Organ of hearing 52 Female saint (ab.) 43 Rowing tools 54 Seine 44 Pace 55 Sailor ZZ

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