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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 21, 1955
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fAGst EKSHT BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWI MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 1955 TMI BLYTHEYILLE COURIER NEW* THI ootmm tncws oo. H. W. HAWE8, Publisher BAMtT A. HAINBS, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National AdYertistng Representatives: Wallace Witnwr Co., Hew York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphia. Entered as second, class matter at the post- office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under «t of Con- pew. October 9, 1917. Member at The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, M.50 per year. 13.50 for six months, J2.00 for three monthts; by mall outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tonrw was slai; moreover also my flesh ihall rot in hope. —Acts 2:26. * * * The shadow of human life is traced upon a golden ground of immortal hope.—Hillard. BARBS A Michigan school warn* hunter not to stalk their qutrry on the campus. Too many little dears runing around. # * * A writer lists fire thingw that rive a woman the most trouble during homecleaninf days.'Dad was not included. * * * Eight stenographers in one office, were off with flu at the same time time. Bad spells are a part of the business. * * * Statistics show that three tiroes as many alnrle are arrested H married men. It pays to keep hub- Men home. * * ¥ The successful mtn rises bright and early even on a dark and cloudy morning. Police Appointments Should be Temporary It would be well to keep in mind that early in 1956, the Traffic' Institute of Northwestern University will complete its survey of Blytheville police facilities and personnel. It then will make recommendations regarding any of a number of factors governing operation of the department. With that in mind, it seems the new . city administration well may go slowly in making changes on or after Jan. 1 Since the department regularly undergoes a shakeup with each change of city administration, it is reasonable to expect the same when Toler Buchanan takes office. However, we believe that, in view of 'the fact that City Council, and presumably Buchanan, are in favor of removing the police department from under control of tlie Mayor's office, any appointment made before the Traffic Institute survey should be on an interim basis. Who ever is going to be responsible for the police department should, from the very start, have a free hand in setting it up. Sane Words on the Boom America's boom goes on, and so does the talk from both the; experts and the amateurs as to where it is leading us. One expert recently heard from who offered the country some eminently sound counsel was Henry C. Alexander, chairman of the board of J. P. Morgan and Co., famed banking house. Alexander spoke hopefully but hard- headcdly about the bright economic future in store for Americans IF they follow a careful course and avoid major mistakes. Said Alexander in a New York speech: "The best way to preserve confidence is to prevent it from turning into overconfidence. Confidence is based on the belief we can make things go right; overconfidence deludes itself into believing that nothing can possibly go wrong." He feels we have real ground for confidence because the country both produces and consumes dynamically. The economy is constantly fueled by demand growing out of "our people's insatiable appetite for better living and technology's inexhaustible capacity to provide it." But he thinks it comes dangerously close to overconfidence to dwell so heavily as some do on our increase in popu- • lation as an almost automatic stabilizer in the years ahead. It takes money and machines aa well M men to produce growth. Nor must we confuse inflation with rrowth, in Alexander'* view. It is rinky 'to try to fore* growth alonf by i<ng a dose of inflation her* and there. "Such do**, for instance, as increased government spending, or tax cuts without a balanced budget, or wage increases without increased productivity, or prolonged and expanded government subsidies." On the other hand, Alexander would not administer the "shock treatment" to the credit system in any effort to check inflation. "You may make credit dear, but never make it unavailable," he said. ''There is a difference between tight money and no money. And for the moment money is dear enough and tight enough." The banker thinks concern rather than alarm is the proper attitude right now toward the rising level of private debt. He believes it is bound to go still higher as the economy expands further. "We must watch carefully the rate at which debt grows, especially from here on. That rate must not outrun increases in productivity and income. Increased borrowing must be matched by increased ability to repay. Otherwise we aren't expanding the economy, we're merely puffing it up." One can do no better than to pass these words on. They represent fundamental good sense. They reflect a spirit of calm moderation and ought to be read as an antidote either to overoptimism or gloom and panic. Let's hope the men in Washington can view the problem as sanely. VIEWS OF OTHERS A New Mayflower The British are building a new Mayflower in the Channel port of Brixham and, just for the heck of it, will sail the vessel to the United States sometime next July if all goes well. There is no particular significance attached to the project. It is being done as a gesture of friendship for America and is being financed by voluntary contributions in Britain. Actually, little is kown of the Mayflower that brought the Pilgrims to America,. No precise records, specifications or descriptions are known to exist. Devonshire shipwrights are reproducing a typical merchantman of that period, about 90 feet in overall length and 26 feet in beam with three masts. The original craft was crammed to overflowing with its Pilgrim passengers—102 by best authenticated count, but a total which grows alarmingly in present day claims by "descendants." Only 50 passengers, many of them real descendants of the sturdy Pilgrims, will be warmer and their stay in this country less rigorous than that that experienced by their forefathers.—Jackson (Miss.) State Times. Education & Common Sense Speaking before members of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently, Rep. Clare Hoffman (Rep., Mich."i said; "As it i.s now, we have in this country too much education and not enough good, common sense." We disagree with Rep. Hoffman's opinion that we have too much higher education, but thoroughly agree that we do not have enough common sense. Common sense is a rare commodity. No country ever has enough of it, if by enough we mean as would be best for the country. For the more common sense there is, the better off the country is. In the scientific era in which w,e live, higher education also is a necessity, and it is hard to see how we could have too much of it. But maybe Rep. Hoffman meant we have too much of the wrong kind of higher education. We certainly have too much of the kind of higher education, for example, which produces intellectual pinkos and anti-anti-Communists. Maybe we could compromise with Rep. Hoffman by saying that we need more common sense in higher education.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. On Making Angels That delectable dessert, the sweet potato pie, is in season again. Made of this year's crop—a good one—with the delicate flavoring of spices, butter and cream, topped with merigue, it is a culinary production which will sweeten the sourest of husbands. If that, man, ladies, has been coming home lately, .snorting brimstone and looking as if he had been taken on a tour by Satan, try one on him It will make an angel—well, a. passable, temporary Imitation, anyhow—of him.—Greenville Piedmont. SO THEY SAY Her (Princean Margaret) decision wu made purely on the grounds of conscience, she wax seeking God's will and when she found God's will she made her decision. — Dr. Geoffrey Fisher, archbishop of Canterbury. * * ¥ The church is facing a generation which U trying to drink it* way to prosperity, war is way to peace, spend its wny to health and enjoy its way to health and enjoy its way to heaven.—Churchman Joseph C. Chastaln of Dalla.i, Tex. * * * Too many girls here (in Hollywood) look as If they are going lo Giro's instead of to the Jungle. —Producer Jack Denove complains he can't find anyone Ie play Tarwn's mat*. Trw Job Ahead Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Domestic Staff at White House Delighted to Have Mamie Back WASHINGTON — iNEA)— The housekeeping staff at the White House is delighted to have Mrs. Eisenhower back even if she has to spend most of her time at Gettysburg. She has handled executive mansion domestic employes ke Ike has his cabinet, delegating them complete authority to do their jobs as they see fit. She's free with compliments and always has a gay or kindly remark for the maids, butlers and cooks. Miliiiie doesn't bother to run her fingers over the rurnuure to check dust. She knows they do a good job. When Guatemala President Cas-j tillo Armas visited here recently,! for example, Mamie sent word from Denver that the visitor and his wife must get a complete tour c" the executiv~ mansion. They did. from upstairs bedrooms to basement swimming pool. John Brademas, administrative assistant to Rep. Thomas Ashley (D-Ohio). Stanley Karson, legislative assist^ ant to Sen. Herbert Lehman (D-NY). And John Sharon, a private lawyer previously assistant to former Undersecretary of the Army Archibald Alexander. Incidentally, workers around the White House sacrificed a holiday when Ike came back. They didn't have to show up for wor 1 because it vas Veterans' Day. Nearly all of them x'olunteered to stick around and lend a hand so the President's return would come off smoothly, as it did. A small task force quietly left Washington recently to go to work for Adlai Stevenson. Leading the list was John Home, administrative assistant to Sen. John Sparkman (D-Ala). Others were: | Highlights of the Russian Revolution party: Let's face it. Russian vodka is better than domestic, which has no taste. Mrs. Zaroubin, wife of the ambassador, is a right nice-looking woman. Has stamina, too. She shook hands until the '-at guest departed. Reporter Andy Tully, who just returned from a trip through Russia, had the secret for getting a drink fast at the crowded bar. Instead of asking the Russian bar* tenders for Scotch, bourbon or Martinis, he shoved his glass at them and lemanded "visky." Amidst giggles and blushes all the embassy wives and secretaries h: d their picture taken after the party broke up. Every pinko in town was there, natch. For the first time in years singer Paul Robeson didn't show. Night after the Russian reception the American Legion threw a big party for its new National Commander J. Addington Wagner. Startling thing was how many | guests of the Legion had been to the Russians' party, too. Consensus among them was the Legion caviar was better and more plentiful than the Russian. the Cocktail Chatter: "Mrs. Eisenhower shows stialn of the past weeks." "If you ask me Mamie looks wonderful." "Don't use salt. It's the equivalent of drinking three Martinis while you're eating," If you haven't seen a female byline from this town in a ~ouple of weeks, here's why: The Woman's National Press Club has published a cookbook called "Who Says We Can't Cook!" with their own recipes and those of famous people. And reporter dames are so busy press-agenting it they haven't '"id time to ply their legitimate trade. But who can resist 'em? The following ia t powerfully pressured plug: The book's sensational. No housewife should be without one. Ladies, don't open another can or frozen package until you've read it. Wow! What a gorgeous number is Ba roness Silvercruys. wife of the Belgian ambassador. Silver blonde. Cover girl face. Marilyn Monroe figure. Dresses like a model. Easily queen of the town. Former wife of the late Sen. Brien McMahon of Connecticut, the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M D. Written for NEA Service Pleurisy is not an uncommon condition and several people, including Mrs. H. and Mr. A., have recently asked for some Information about it. Certainly no one who has had an attack of acute pleurisy can forget it easily, since it is likely to be quite painful and may last for a rather lor time. Pleurisy gets its name from the delicate membrane which surrounds the lungs called the pleura. If the pleura becomes inflamed, which may be the result of infection or for no apparent cause, there is pain felt In the chest and usually a sharp dry cough which the victim dreads because it makes the pain worse. Even ordinary breathing or any other motion •'. the chest is likely to bring on sharp pain. An attack of pleurisy often starts after exposure to excessive cold, though It may come on at any time and is sometimes only one sign of some other disease of the lungs, such as pneumonia. Even if the pain is more or less bearable it isn't smart to pretend to be big and strong and ignore the whole thing. Rest In bed AS soon as possible is not only a lot more comfortable but much safer. And It Is loo, to get an X-ray and other diagnostic tests as promptly as possible. The severe pain of acute pleurisy IP not likely to last long under proper rest and treatment, but unfortunately pleurisy often has a tendency to become chronic. This can go on «nd on with a good (leal of discomfort and interference with normal life. Furthermore fluid sometimes gathers in the apace between the pleura and C.8 lungs. This may or may not be absorbed In time and sometimes it has to be removed periodically with a needle. Indeed fluid (effu- lion) may b* a tronblesomt aspect | of management. One thing about pleurisy li tha its commonly Infectious origin ibut it isn't catching) means thai it sometimes yields to the new germ killers. Other infections with which it is often associated, such as pneumonia, are even more susceptible to these drugs. Perhaps the most important problem is to try to keep acute pleurisy from becoming chronic. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Generality Pays Big Dividends By OSWALD JACOBT Written (or NEA Service "This ii one of the funniest bridge htnd» I've ever played," my friend Lee Hazen remarked to me the other day. "I let in opponent get away with murder, and he thanked me and called me a fine gentleman. This was enough to make a hone blush, ilnce the truth was that I hail actually LITTLl LIZ A bargain ult it o place whtrt • girl fulm one drew »B buy another one. «•<«• gained by letting him violate the rules." West led the ten of hearts, Hazen explained, and East had the ace of hearts out of his hand and practically on the table when he noticed that Haien had played the small heart from the dummy. "Whose ten Is that? asked East. "Your 'partner's," was Hazen's answer. By this time the ace of hearts was back in East's hand. He looked NORTH (D) >1 VKQJJ *AJJ #711 WEST «AST V101 VAXII4 • 10(741 «K* *AM« 4QJ10 SOUTH *KQJ1*TI V2 «<5«5 #K«J Neither side vul. Nor* la* SHM W«i l« IV 1* Fan 2* Paat 44 Pa*i Paw Pax Optninf lead-* 1* doubtfully at declarer and asked: Do I have to play that card?" "Let's not be technical," Hazen suggested amiably. player 1 a small heart with great relief and West held the first trick with hli ten. Weat next ahtflMt to the four of diamonds, sensibly weinc that a heart continuation could not be good for his >ld<. Haaen won in dummy with the act of diamonda and led the king of heart! through last. When the ace of heart* appeared, Hasen ruffed and drew trumps, ending in the dummy. Now the contract was assure!, since declarer could discard two clubs on dummy'* queen and jack of heart*. He could then give up on* diamond and on* club, maklnt his fame contract. To this du IMI kat Mv«r real- Erikine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSK1NE JOHNSON HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) Guys and Dolls: Jack Benny's turn-down of "Time out for Ginger" as a movie doesn't mean he's no longer interested in celluloid emoiing "I'm not anxious to do just another movi«," be told me. "It will have to be something I can't resist." Jack's secretary, Jeanelte Eyeman, is celebrating 10 years of calling him "The Boss." Jack still marvels over her memory when one of his radio scripts was lost at NBC. There were penciled-lo changes in almost every line, deletions and added dialogue. Jeanette consulted her script conference notes and her memory and came up overnight with an exact replica o? the lost script. "She 1 ! grins Jack. but go to television have given Vincent Price a "whole new audience" and he's hoping more of them like "Champagne for Caesar" and "The Huron of Arizona" wind up on home screens. "I've never had so much fan mail," he told me on the set of "Serenade." Mario Lanza sings 1 operatic numbers in the film and Price is laughing: "Peopl won't have to go 10 the opera for three years after seems this one." Price about working: in "Son of Sinbad" in which scanty costumes on the dolls ran afoul of the censors: "Every time a girl with clothes on visited the stt all the men in the company gave her wolf whistles." VANESSA BROWN is blushing appreciative, too,*'I about the fan mail her nightgowns "Even a 10-cent raise; and bedroom scenes are bringing in salary leaves her ecstatic." since she teamed up with Barry Nelson on TV's "My favorite Husband." "Most of them are from men," she says. "They don't write about my acting; or my comedy — just my nightgowns. I never dreamed men were so interested in what Gary Crosby . confirming papa Bing's memory of his laugh-getting as just a kid: "I don't remember always being a ham, but I guess I was. My mother's favorite story about me was taking comedy falls to attract! women wear when they go to bed. attention." j I think I'll tell Professor Kinsey HOLLYWOOD'S Miss Half Caste — Rita Moreno — is Miss High Caste these days. She's playing Toptim in the filmusical version of "The King and I" and beaming over the switch from wildcat to nobility: "It's a relief not to be g-nashing my teeth and flaring my nostrils for a change." Rita landed in the film after Dorothy Dandridge walked out of the role. about H." Dance Director Nick Castle was assigned to rehearse Bob Hope and Pearl Bailey in three song-and- dance numbers for "That Certain Feeling." The front office instructions to him read: "But they will have to look like they're NOT rehearsed. This is a MUST." A now-it-can-be-told stiry from Edmond O'Brien about MGM's pro-1 ductton of "Julius Caesar." Before! filming started, Producer John i Houseman called in the high-pow- j ered cast,. Marlon Brando, John! Gielgud, O'Brien, Deborah Kerr j and Greer Garson, for a first j reading of the script. Says O'Brien: "It was the fun-j niest thing I've ever seen. Every-1 one was so self-conscious about reading Shakespeare in front of such distinguished company that it turned out to be a whispering and mumbling contest with heads buried in scripts. At the conclusion Houseman laughed: 1 "Thank you. ladies and gentlemen, but I never saw so many concealed performances in all my life.' " OLD MOVIES that no longer die Vonne Godfrey about a starlet: "When she went to school she was voted the most likely to concede." ized what would have happr-ned if he had been forced by a technical player to take the lirst trick with the ace of hearts. .East would naturally shift to the queen of clubs, and the defenders would quickly get three club tricks to defeat the contract. There was, of course, no reason lor Hazen to blush. He gave East his choice of plays on. the first trick. If East chose the wrong course and was grateiul for it, amusement was the only logical reaction. New Idea Blooms In TV World By CHARLES MERCER NEW YORK (J>—How would you like to make a televised tour of the British Empire with Winston Churchill as your guide? Or how about a guided tour,of London with Ncel Coward arm? This is tl.. Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Diamond Pass 1 Heart Pass •> You. South, hold: 4A9873 »5 «AK 10632 *4 What do you do? A—Bid one spade. North will think you have only a four-card •pade suit, but you will rebid spades later to correct this impression. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: *AQS73 VS 4>AKQ632 JM What do you do? Aniwer Tomorrow taking; you by the concept of a new and truly different tyije of filmed television program which appears on NBC-TV Thanksgiving Day. If it doesn't interfere with your turkey it will be worth taking a look at "Assignment: India" when Chester Bowles, former U.S. Ambassador to India, guides you through that changir country. "Let's not call it a documentary." says NBC executive producer Ted Mills, who conceived this different type c? "by-line" pro- j gram. "Let's call it nonfiction. I think we have here the television equivalent 01 a first-rate magazine piece. We are sticking to the thinking of one authoratative person— the guide, who in the case of India is Chester Bowles. We operate as craftsmen and he as the guiding force." Earlier this year a 12-man camera crew <*pent seven \v. :ks color- filming life in India under the direction of Robert Graff Bowles, who was in India for much of the filming-, "was the architect of the plan," says Graff. It's planned eventually to release "Assignment: India" to motion picture theaters. Both Graff and Mills—and many others who have seen a preview of the film-hope it's only the lirst of other "Assignment" films to come. Mills . declines to say whether contracts haVe been signed for future films, but he lets his fancy roam with such images as Churchill on the British Empire and Coward on London. Happy Holidays Answer to Previou* Piizil* 3 Mortgagee (Scot.) 4 Measure of time 1 5 Incite 6 Burdened ACROSS 1-—Year's Eve 4 December 25th 8 Where Easter 12Ag°e ShiP * rSSit 7Su P erlativa 13 Love god 8 Handled 14 Landed clumsily 15 Finish 9 Enthusiastic 16 Enameled iron ardor pots 10 Telegram 18 Wished 11 Cook slowly 20 Start again i? Sea holly 21 Abstract being 19 put within 22 Girl's name 23 Approaches 24 Small parts 24 Green 28 Arabian gulf vegetable 2? Drink slowly 30 Comet in 22 On father's side 14 Mountain ridfc* JJCh**r*f tt Neither 17 Good Queen 3» Weary 40 Ship's officer 41 Indian weight 41 Walk proudly 41 Act u chairman 41 Guardian SI Sorry 11 Frtnch rlvtr II Secrete M Three (prefix) if n Pedal digit* M Chilis IT Placed DOWN 1 Require 25 Nested boxes 40 Silences 26 Valuable thing 41 Dries 2? Ridiculing 42 Stain writers 43 Group of three 28 Roman road 44 Popular flower 29 French father 46 Was borne 31 Refund 47 Venture 33 Memoranda 48 Revise 38 Infective 50 Greek letter K !> It In k> * jt d ft ^ I I it W i 11 H n % ifi 1 i 1 H M 1 m it w >i \\ it fc ll m ^ » i ' m, v> i! ii m. Ik fl 0 H w 8 H 4 m 8 # t- K 16 26 i) >«• ^ n z4 Hi ••>• U

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