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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW8 TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1954 THE BiATHEVlLLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NIWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES. Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manner Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphii. Entered u second c!a«s matter «t the post- office a* Blytheville, Arkansas, under »ct o! Cou- p-ess, October 9, 1917. __ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or sny luburbkn town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within t radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations But Jesus turning unto them said, Dauffhteri ol Jerusalem, weep not for me, but weep tnr yourielvei, »nd for your children. — Luke 23:28. * * * He was himself forsaken that none of his children might ever need to utter his cry of loneliness. — J. H. Vincient. Barbs The world Is three billion years old, according to archeologlsts. And It still hasn't grown up. * * * A blamed food Idea is always to take the blame when It'i youri. * * * Dry rot cost* lumbermen millions, says a sclen- tkt. And It also spoils a lot of conversations. * # * A rosy future In royalties just Isn't In the boo»a that we've read lately. * * * We've always wondered If the gals In the blood- and - thunder TV plays have to take scream tests. No'Clear - Cut Decision There was no sweep nor even a major trend reflected in the 1954 congressional elections. There was no great wave of protest elevating the Democrats to commanding position, nor any strong show of confidence in the Republican administration under President Eisenhower. Clear across the nation, in race after race, hour after tense hour, the candidates for the Senate and House battled for supremacy in the closest combat probably ever known in an off-year general election. It was as if millions of voters had paused, midstream in the Eisenhower regime, looking first one way and then the other and really unable to make up their minds where the course of wisdom lay. The Democrats captured the House by a projected margin less than the normal pickup a minority, parly can expect in the off-year. The decision in the Senate was so close that, final determination of control might have lo wait upon recounts in two or mure states. Here again, the Democrats accomplished less than any minority usually does in the so-called by-elections. Thus the Republicans may he said to have held their own against what earlier reported to be a ground - swell against them. They did not reverse this small tide. They merely stemmed it. Only long and studied analysis will disclose the full reasons fur this amazingly close election. At this first quick look, it would seem that those analysts were wisest who judged that the American people at this critical juncture in history do not wholly trust either the Democrats or the Republicans. Each party appears to be liked for some reasons and disliked for others. So the votes fall first one way and then the other, here and there deposing a projected easy winner like Senator Gillette of Iowa or narrowly re-electing creditable public servants like Senator Saltonstall of Massachusetts. The 1954 results no doubt reflected economic discontent in certain places. Unquestionably many voters could not bring themselves to vote for Democratic candidates in this balloting. As we have seen, this may be evidence of distrust rooted in fears of communism, inflation, or possibly renewal of war. But it also may mean that countless Americans do not believe the moment has arrived yet to pass firm judgement on the Eisenhower administration. They 1 are willing to string along until 1956 to see what will be done. All signs will indicate the President himself is still tremendously popular, and people may not be ready to do anything which would be recorded as a genuine repudiation of him. Nevertheless, the widespread indecision which this election seems to disclose has placed definite handicaps upon Mr. Eisenhower in the two years ahead. For h* will be dealing with a Democratic h Congress at least in part, and Democrats looking ahead to 1956 cannot be counted upon to help him make a notable record. The American people evidently have got the kind of closely divided, tightly reined Congress they wanted for the days ahead. But in achieving this end, they have handed the President a supreme test. For the good of the nation, for the good of botli parties and for the future of our free pblitictil system, all Americans must devoutly hope he can meet that test. VIEWS OF OTHERS Peace By Strength "In the dlversil.les of freedom Is a tremendous might — a might which the imposed sys- te mot Communism can never match," said President Elsenhower .speaking at the observance of the 300th anniversary of Jewish life in the United Slates. He went on to say thnt, while there Is hope of peace without war, this hope must be Achieved through maintenance of military mlifht by the opponents of Russia. The President aptly phrases the real objective for which the world has been working—"the diversities of freedom"—as a system of democratic "checks and balances" to maintain freedom. We have had checks and balances as a means of maintaining world freedom for many years, but there was no diversity. Hence there was failure. Prior to World War I. we had the Triple Entente of France. England and Russia balanced off against the Triple Alliance of Germany, Austria and Italy. It was a bilateral balance of power that brought competition In armament In a powder-keg world. The Imperialism of the Kaiser's Germany was the primary cause. We tried to get the diversities ol freedom to working under the League of Nations, but falletd. Another bilateral balance of power arose in Hitler's dream of conquering the world to establish his millennium of Teutonic Kultur. After World War II, we tried again the United Nations to put Into the operation the diversities of freedom among nil the nations, but the Soviet dream of a Marxist world linn made that Impossible. We art hack exactly where we wore with peace maintained by a highly bistable, bilateral balance of power between Communist and free worlds, with Russia loading the former and the United Stoics the latter. The role forced upon us Is exactly as the President stated H. If the world is to come to peace through sanity and rational thinking, ttien Russia must be convinced of the folly of her course by the superiority of our arms afl H warning thnt any other course would be fatal to her. In this way we might achieve peace without war. But any hope of achieving peace without armament to match armament Is groundless, an dwoilld mean tragedy for the Western World In the end. — Dallas Morning News. No Biz Like Show Biz Our sympathies are with Betty Button, an actress and singer of high bounce and higher declblc rate, who is retiring from the glamor of show business. In n fn re well performance at Lus Vegns where Miss Hulton blasted 'cm with her foghorn cnnlrnlto, she announced: I'm gonna yet muri'icd. I'm gonnn be a don mother for my daunhiers' Brownie Troop. I'm gonna lct\rn to play bridge and to sew. I'm gonna be real dull. Betty's gonna be surprised. And maybe by her Brownie Scout daughter (by one of two previous mis-marriages). Picture yourself. Betty, In a den of little girls, whipping up knots and chocolate cookies: pulling them apart and drying tears; loading the den In the car (without pinching fingrcs in the doors) and depositing them at home; segregating the ones with the sniffles from those who haven't caught the community cold as yet; keep- Ing them busy while trying to answer the telephone: painting iodine on scratched knees, and arguing with the cook not to leave after the den hi\s blown through the kitchen like Hurricane Hnzel. Or if that's too grim, feature yourself threading A needle while the least child is dancing on your sewing basket. Or get n load of learning how to tnke your partner out of no-trump. It isn't gonnn be dull, Betty. Get ready for A real production! — Asheville iN.C.) Citizen. Most Un-British It was with something of a shock that we read nbout the trend toward "gaudier and more colorful undies" among British males. Not only because they are Alluded to as "undies," which, while not quite as feminine as "lingerie," is certainly not masculine. Nor do we associate gaudy raiment, outer or inner, with the British character.—Richmond Times-Dispatch. SO THEY SAY God has made us strong and fnlth has made and kept us free. — President' Eisenhower. * * * ,''" The occupation has ended. We are once again tree. — West German Chancellor Adenauer on German rearmament agreement. ' )f * * Negroes will make their contribution to our country to the degree that they gain the confidence that theirs Is a citizenship as good as »ny other person's citizenship, — Assistant Labor Secretary Ernest Wtlklns. * # * We have progressed In the past tn direct proportion to the degree of Individual freedom afforded MS, and our progress In the (uture will be measured on precisely the same..scale ol values. — Crawlord OieenewiH, president, DuFout. f That's When the Honeymoon Will Be Over IBONTUfctolfc Peter ft/son's Washington Column — WASHINGTON (NEA)-The pa- ade of foreign dignitaries to Wash- ngton Is to be so heavy this fall and winter that they're talking about putting a traffic control desk n the State Department's Office of 'rotocol, to keep the celebrities rom running into each other. President Elsenhower hud no more than returned from Denver than President Tubinan of Liberia imd Prime Minister Mohammed All of Pakistan arrived. Their visits overlapped. Next on the list was Germany's Ilmncellor Konrad Adenauer, Oct. 27-29. Queen Mother Elizabeth of Britain will be In Washington Nov. 4-10, during her three-week visit to the U. S. and Canada. Prime Minister Yoshlrtn ol Japnn is now scheduled to overlap the queen mother's visit. His trip to Washington was postponed many times during the year, but It's now set for Nov. 8-10. Premier Pierre Mendes-France of France is due the week ol Nov. 15-19 —give or take a few days in either direction, depending on ho\v aflturs shape up for him at home. Austria's Chancellor Dr. Julius Bnab will follow Nov. 21-24, Just before Thanksgiving. Sir John Kotclawnla. prime minister of Ceylon, Is due Dec. fi-0. The procession will let up during the Christmas holidays, but. Col. Paul Mnglolre, president of Hatl, will be here Jan. 2(i-29. PRIME MINISTER Mohammed AM of Pakistan, on his official visit to the United States .took time out to buy his young son a pnir of toy six-shooters. Problem in Washington: Keep The VIP's Out of Each Others Hair "As long as you're going to have to light Indians," the prime minister W!is told by National Press Club President Ernest Vftccaro, "it's probably just as well you have a cowboy in the lamily." AFTER DEFENSE Secretary Charles E. Wilson had made his celebrated bird-dog speech in Detroit, a wag in the Pentagon sat down at his typewriter and gagged up this fake directive, for top-secret circulation: "Usage of alphabetical code de- siguators Able. Baker, Charlie, Dog, etc., In dispatch form, is hereby modified by dropping the designator 'Dog,' No further reference to canine nomenclature will be permitted, to avoid any possible misinterpretation. Further consideration is bring given to dropping 'Charlie.'" SOMEBODY IN THE circulation department of the Democratic Digest got a litle previous and made up an address plate to mail a subscription of the magazine to: JIM FOLSOM. GOVERNOR, MONTGOMERY, ALA, A copy of the Digest, bearing this address got into the hands of Alabama's present Gov. Gordon Persons. He tore it off and mailed it back to Democratic National Chairman Steve Mitchell with this memo "Don't rush me, boys. Jan. 17, I°£A, is the tnrpet elate." A CORRESPONDENT in London reports in a personal letter; "I was rather startled to hear Churchill booed when his face appeared in the newsreel the other night. This was the first time this has happened since I came U> London at the end of the war." THE SENSATIONAL live televi. sion broadcast of President Eisenhower's cabinet meeting to hear the report Irom Secretary of State John Poster Dulles naturally gave the Washington wags a workout. "The commercial for the pro gram was obvious," wrote one re porter. "The longest, sustained commercial .that ever got by the FCC,' wrote another. On the question of whether thi program might get a sponsor lor i regular showing, there were man; suggestions. "Dixon-Yates might take it over,' said one radio man. "They might call it 'The Electri Hour. 1 " said another, A second suggestion for a spon sor was "Corn Products Refinin Co." for the "Corn Flakes Hour." OLIVE CLAPPER, Washingto representative for "CARE" — Th Cooperative for American Remit tances. to Everywhere — recentl came back from an Inspection tri ol CARE operations around th world- While in the Philippines Mrs Clapper visited President Magsay say and talked over refugee prob Icms with him. "The appointment was at 10:3 in the morning and I talked \vit him for half an hour," she sate "When I left I felt that the meet ing had been very successful. Bu the next morning I read in th paper that president Magsaysay ha canceled his entire schedule froi 11 o'clock on because he had becom ill. "I hope it wasn't from somethm I said." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIX P. JORDAN, M.D. By EDWIX P. JORDAN, M.I). Written for NEA Service There are many special tc.si.s ;md instruments now used in medicine, and patients hearing '.he mimes of these instruments or tlie procedures are frequently puzzled about them. Q—What is a cystoscppy mid what is n pyelography? Mis. A C. \ —j\ cystoscopy is an ex;ur,ma- tion of the bladder with an instrument known as a cystosropo. a portion of which Is inserted into the bladder with lights and mirrors so that the physician can view the inside wall of the urinary bladder Itself. Pyelography is a procedure involving the use of an X-i:iy Him of the kidney and .mvter (which is the passageway from the kidney to the bladder) after they have been filled with a solution which will show up in the X-ray dim. Obviously both these procedures are extremely valuable in determining some disorders in the urinary passageways. Q—What causes one's foot to swell to about twice its size fur a matter of several hours? This party is allergic to aspirin ;uid •s'urMv swells about the \\c\\A ;tnd face and other parts of the body Wuimi you discuss? Keatier, A—This Has nil of the ennmirks of one of the rare allergic sensitivities to aspirin. The person involved should avoid nspirin and probably related drugs and if he or she ever becomes seriously ill the doctor should be informed of this allergic response so thnt he can be careful in prescribing other drugs wl.lch might produce a similar reaction. Q—Does smoking n pipe, cigar or cignrets affect one's blood pressure? J,M. A—It usually causes a temporary rise in blood pressure but whether :? 'ia.s an;.- ;u % :nnn^ni eihvt re- ni.nns .somewhat in riir.jwtc 1 . Q—Eviry time I have a large amount of beer the next day or during the night I have terrible pains under my ribs. My stomach also gei.s puffed up, hard and sore to touch. What could this be? A—It is probably the accumulation of gas in the digestive tract. The remedy is obvious. Q—My 16-year-old son plays on the high school football team and I am terribly worried that he will get broken teeth since I know of someone else who had a bad AC- cldent of this kind. Can anything be done? L-C. -\—An article in the Journal of the American Dental Assocation .stated that more than half of the injuries suffered by college and high school football players oc- .curred in the mouth area. They recommended thnt mouth protectors be worn by all schoolboys who play football and where they tried this in a Chicago high school they found that dental injuries had been reduced 100 per cent. FROM ENGLAND comes the report of a man who was granted :i divorce because his wife threatened to split the television set wivh an ax while he was watching a boxing match. What we would tike to know is whflt a man wno has such a real light on his hands in his own living room wants with those tame bouts on TV.-Mattoon (III.) Journal-Gazette. MARRIED MAN: "You should marry and let a wife share your life."-'Bachelor: "Not for me. Some shareholders become director*."— Fort Myers (Pl»-) News-Frew. A MAN seldom clucks out on woman who ,u..es him goose pini pies.—EllavlU* iCa.) Sua » JACOBY ON BRIDGE Beware of Traps When Playing Today's hand was a trap for th North-South players. There wa practically no way for reasonab! aggressive bidders to avoid read ing a game contract, but there wa no game in the hand, especial since every suit broke badly. When the hand was played in recent tournament one player a< tually succeeded In making thre no-trump. The successful declare knew (hat his opponents had prot lems of their own, and he gav them every chance to find th wrong answers. West opened the six of club NORTH WEST VQJ9J 4 None *AKJ754 EAST „..- *A984 VK 10 76432 VNone 4QJ1074 *Q109« SOUTH (O) AKQ73 WA.5 4-A98632 43 North-South vul. West North Eut *62 South 1 • 2* 3N.T. Pass Pass Pasi Pass P.-.s P/ Pass 3V Pass 3 4> Pass Pus Double Pus Opening lead—# 6 knowing that the double of thre no-trump showed strength in dum my's first bid suit. Dumnjy wo the first trick with the king clubs, and East signaled encou agement by dropping the ten. South ';ncw that he was In tl dummy lor wii.it might well be th l»l Unit, but hi uw no great a Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Hoi- mains on the list of TV holdouts, ays he: "There'i enough trouble tellinf ntertalnment without selling <oap .nd >utoi >t the same time. When wood on TV. "Spectaculars" are elr.g hailed as the choice plums in is season's videofare but they're nly prunes to Eddie Cantor. Joining in on the coach-to-coast rgument over the BIG, BIG home reen epics, some of which have opped rating-wise, Eddie told me: 'They're the biKest Joke of the ear. A colossal waste of money." The boys behind the spectaculars ly they're adding zip to the elec- onlc waves, but Cantor argues: "The size of TV screens demands jtimacy, close-ups and no more lan half a dozen people on stage t the same time. The top shows roved It. So what happens — spec- .culars. Eighty people sliding out f a platinum trombone with wings nd the screen's so cluttered up ou can't see anything." Cantor's on film from now on In he half-hour Eddie Cantor Comedy heater. But you can't keep a good .an behind the scenes. Even when e's not in the act. Cantor's in It. He stars in some of the shows, cts as host for others. Don De ore and Pat Crowley costar in dramatic stanza but there's till time for Cantor — talking with Immle Durante on the phone, kid- Ing a pretty girl about Jacfc Beny's money, peeking around the urtain at the audience, visiting ackstage dressing rooms. "I'm the host," says Eddie, "but get around." GINGER ROGERS has fallen in ove with live TV and will do lest of Broadway show in Janu- bey figure ry Van Heflin will collect 15,000 for tb.e same show's presen- ation of "The Philadelphia Story" n December . . . Shower of Stars s trying to lure Clark Gable into is video debut with a live version f his old movie hit, "Idiot's De- :ght." He's thinking it over. Pay Wray's carefree acting on 'Pride of the Family" Is a show- nust-go-on st*y. Her husband creenwriter Robert Rlskin, ailing or several years, Is now desper- tely ill. • • • George Reeves, who flew the oop as Superman, changed his mind and re-signed for another latch of films. There was a salary ow now smoothed out. DANA ANDREWS' name 'antage in cashing the ace :lubs. That would simply expose he nature of his hand and solve ill defensive problems. Instead he 3o!dly led a spade from the dummy at the second trick. East nuturally played a low spade, and South put up the king winning the trick. East noted the all of the ten and wondered wheth ir his partner had the jack or th queen of spades. South next laid down the ace c hearts, and East discarded a dia mond. South continued with a. low heart, and West put up the king. I dtdnt occur to West that South hac eft the ace of clubs in the dummy with no way of getting to It, so he led his other club. This was a big help, of course [or now South was sure of eigh ricks — two spades, three hearts ,wo clubs and a diamond. The ninth trick still seemed remote, bu South didn't give up. He jus cashed the queen and jack of learts, hoping that East would lave tronble finding a third and ourth. discard on this suit. As it turned out. East did have trouble. He discarded two diamonds and a club on the first three rounds of hearts, but the fourth discard made him squirm. He didn't dare discard another club, of course, and he thought he needed three diamonds. Hence he discarded a low spade. South discarded diamonds at each opportunity and then led a spade, winning with the queen. A low spade then forced out the ace, and South could win his eighth and ninth tricks with the ace of diamonds and his last low spade. as-you-iee yitem, I'll b« on TV. Not until hen. • • • The "My Wife Irma" idea didn't ell at CBS. There's hope at th« letwork, though, for reviving Male Wilson's "My Friend Irma" ai an on-lilm series . . . Remember Snub Pollard and Doris Kenyon, the silent stars? You'll sw'em with Donald O'Connor. • • • The Wagnet: Eddie Mayehoff on 'That's My Boy." — "Great, invcn- lon, the Exercycle. I can exercise while looking at TV, Did 30 milei ast night watching Groqcho Marx." . . . Jim Backus on video acting: "It's movies with whips. 'i's the art of memorizing mort >ages of script than you can lilt, agent drops me off in Sept em- >er and picks me up in June." Backus on magazine layouts show* ng; actors mowing the lawn, peeling potatoes, taking care of kids: "Ye Gads. That's why I left Cleveland to become an actor — get away from all that.". BEN BLUE is blue over the Jinx on his two pilot films and will now coproduce his own telefilm series. His NBC contract permits It. If Lucuie and Desl can do it, not :o forget Jacjc Webb, so can Ann* Jeffreys and Robert Sterling. The Sterlings, who play the ecto- plasmic George and Marion Kirby In "Topper," have agreed to makft full-length movie based on th* small-screen hit. Negotiations have been going on between their producer, John Loveton, and two major studios. From all the frantic efforts t» sign them up, they add, you'd never think that Hollywood had mid* Topper fllmi in 1937, 'M and '41, all of which are playing the TV old movie circuit. Anne and Bob became parenti of a son last summer but they're not going to agree for a phantom infant to be Introduced Into their Topper scripts. "They Ulked about It, bit wt discouraged the idea, 1 ' Bays Anna. 'He's our baby, he's not a fhoftt baby. Or even m ihostllng." 75 Veen Ago In B/yt/i«vi//t— Blytheville Kiwanis Club will not be at fault if the Genial Gentleman from the North Pole misses a visit to a little one's home living in BlytheviTle this-year. LaGronna Whittle has been named chairman of the committee along with another from the Boy Scoute who will solicit discarded toys to b« repainted and distributed to homei on Christmas Eve. A Cotton Belt train will pick up passengers at 5 o'clock at Red Top Gin, Highway 81 north. The train will arrive in Jonesboro at 6:30 where special transportation hqj been arranged to take the passengers direct to the stadium when Blytheville meets Jonesboro. Bound trip is $1.08. THE CRIME comic industry 5l reported to have agreed to a cleanup code, something no seasoned reader will believe until It Is signed in blood.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. THERE WERE plenty of self- service stores in the old days, only they weren't credited to advanced market engineering, but to the proprietor's laziness, — Richmond Times-Dispatch. Screen Actress Answer to Previou» Puzzle ACROSS 3 Greek letter 1 Screen actress, Constance spear 5 Pronoun 6 Sea (Fr.) 7 Willow 8 Sleeveles* garment 9 Passage in the brain 6 She is a • performer 11 Needier 13 Sets anew 14 Dress 15 Gets up 16 Leaping amphibian 17 Not (prefix) 19 To be (Fr.) 20 Lurer 23 Solitary 26 Pendent 2Z noot nnu 27 Mineral spring^ Egvptian SO Breathe sacred bull „ S aS , m , 0d ' C , lll J;',24 Openwork 31 Weekday (ab.) ,Jr. 32 Small flap .13 Frozen water 34 Boundary (comb, form) 36 Uncommon 37 WeiRht of India 38 Scottish sheepfold 39 Hazard 40 Seal-hunting mariners 42 Esau 45 Dental surgeon {ab.) 4« Facility 50 Rounded 52 Offer 54 Bank worker 55 Church officials 5« Mountain spur 57 Property ltem|50 DOWN I F '.'v nup-rel 2::(..' .m (mutic) 10 Essential belng25 Heavy blow 41 Italian city 12 Lease 27 Asterisk 42 Feminine 13 Malice 28 Raw silk ' appellation 18 Petroleum weight district (two 21 Compass point34 Mineral rock 47 Fruit drinks 22 Root flnlal 35 Peruser 48 Withered 36 Dispatches afresh 39 Pair (ab.) 40 Small fish ..—„.. 43 Forest 29 Son of Adam creature (Bib.) 44 Shield bearing 49 Formerly 51 Golf device 53 Note in Guide's scale

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