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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MARCH 10,195« THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TIH Comma NVWS OO. B. W HAINBB. Publish* BARRY A. HAINW, MlWr, Assistant PuNWw 1PAOL D. KTJUAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising RepresentaUTes: Wallace Witawr Co., New Tork, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta,, Memphfc. Knterttf as second elm matter at the post- office at BlytheTlile. Arkansas, under act of Oon, October i, HIT. ^^ Member at The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In tht cltj of BlrtheTlllt or any suburban town whert C4irier servlct U maintained 35c per week. By m»U within a radius of SO miles, W.SO per ye«r 13.50 tor six months, tt.00 tor three months; by mall outside SO mile lone, 113.50 per year payable In adranoe. The newspaper !« not responsible (or money paid in advance to carrier*. MEDITATIONS And thej mn aU atnued, and they florified Ood, and were lined with fear, saying, We have seen strange thlnn today.—Lnke g:£ *. . * * rear always springs from ignorance.—Emerson. BARBS Some folks are merely pressed by high prices —others are taken ad the way to the eteanen. * * * An Oklahoma girl learned how to sing by calling pigs. Others learn how to call pigs by trying to sing. * # * It's always eaay to figure out what y« should hare aaM right after you're s*Jd something else . * -*.. * Lot of folks who -went south for the winter really found it there. Traffic, Parking Problems Favor None St. Louis is hoping that it will get government support in making a start on on a river-front memorial park. But if it does, there will arise a problem. Now, some 4,000 cars are using that area for parking. St. Louis wants to know what the heck it's going to do with those automobiles. One solution would call for construction of an underground parking garage. However, the cost of such a venture, which would be designed to park 3,700 cars, has been estimated as high as $10 million. Even for that volume of cars, it is feared, cost of parking would be so high no one would take advantage of it. All.of which contains a few pointers for the much smaller communities who are just beginning to wrestle with their parking problems. Fortunately, Blytheville is well aware of this problem, unlike some towns of its size which believe the best way to handle the parking situation is to ignore it. As each city gets older, downtown real estate becomes more and more expensive. It would seem then, for Blytheville the time to acquire downtown parking areas is now. What is presently on the fringe of the shopping district soon will be nearer the middle of it. In short, as the city's financial condition will allow such expenditures, it should begin casting about for location of municipal parking lots and purchase same even if development would have to wait. Standardized Seat Belts The continued development of automobile seat belts is a most hopeful sign on the traffic safety horizon. And it is encouraging that manufacturers are acting to assure h'igh standards of qual- ity and iniUHttioft to pnvcnt tht public from being led into r«H*n<M on thoddf material*. It seems incredible that anyone would be so cruelly callous as to offer a product in the name of safety which is not in fact safe. But there are some people who would do anything for a dollar. After all, they won't be around to witness the tragedy when the shoddy belt breaks. Luckily for the nation, the responsible makers of seat belts, meeting in convention at Los Angeles, agreed to fix standards that would rule out dangerous products. Presumably it is up to the lawmakers in th* various states to nail the fringe producers who still would persist in giving motorists a false sense of security by ghoulishly offering them flimsy belts. A few states already are fixing high belt specifications, but much more remains to be done to put the death-dealing fakers out of business. VIEWS OF OTHERS Highway Eyesores Beautification of highways and their rlghts- of-way is the objective of state bureaus all over the nation. In some instances billboards are not allowed along the highways, which The OasetU considers a good Idea. However, many states would do well to give some thought to automobile ikidrows that dot the highway rlghu-of-way. Travel by motor car or 'by train, and the scenery is the same. You wUl come upon these automobile graveyards — hundreds of derelicts of the highways waiting to be torn apart for junk. Quite a story could be told by these wrecked vehicles, for once upon a time they were just as •sleek and trim as the car the wife wishes she would get for her birthday. But now they are battered and stripped, presenting eyesores. What can be done about, them? Not much, apparently, but that doesn't keep them from being black marks on the landscape of the state.—Gastonia (N.C.) Oaxette. Rain-Making Catching On Rain-making — the process.of "seeding" cloudi with silver iodide smoke from ground generators —is now officially held in high esteem.nationally. In a report to the President, a committee lished in 1953 now reports that the process produces results which "can be very Important to the water economy of the nation." Rain-increase generators installed in this area, during the beginning.of the year more or less "pioneered" the field. But long before the ash- ington report wac released this week, indications were substantial enough to convince most persons that the program was worthwhile and could produce additional rainfall by proper use. A "PS." to the committee's report brings even more promise. They added that new technique* now being tested and new research "will likely lead to everincreasing control of the atmosphere." —LaGrange (Oa.) Dally News. SO THEY SAY I fix shoes for the bread of my stomach and I make operas for the bread of my soul. — Italian- bom shoemaker Michael Delia Rocca after winning $64,000 for his knowledge of opera. * * ¥ I consider the AFL-CIO primarily an economic organisation, and not a political one. The teamsters won't get into politics. — Dave Beck, president Teamsters' Union. * * * That's th« hell of a heart attack. You're longer getting over the psychological Injury than you are the physical. — Maj. Oen. Howard Snyder, White House physician. * * * I am terribly disappointed. I feel the President has -been very badly advised. I think his action in vetoing the (natural gas) bill will result in less gas at higher prices. — Oov. Allan Shivers (D), of Texas. Hal Boyle's Column Real Unsung Hero of Modern Civilization Is the Common Bore Two Strikes On Him Already fet»r tdson's Washington Column — Butler Voices Confidence That Democrats Can Beat Eisenhower By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK UFi — Curbstone reflections of a pavement Plato: The unsung hero of civlliiation Is not the common man but the common bore. The common man has had so much praise in this generation that everybody wants to be one. How often do you hear someone remark: "Well, looking at It from the viewpoint of the common man I'd say—"? But nobody every hymns the common bore, and no one will publicly admit he Is one. This is unfair. We give even the devil his due. Why deny the common bore the credit he deserves? The Truth I* that If the common , man Is the backbone of clvtlliatlon * the common bore Is the social glue of civilisation. He forces us to • (tick together to escape him. I asked a famous notUs* once what vat tht went of a succeM- tut party. ' • "On« »t«ret," she r«rtltd, "H M to mre to Invite at featt one« tor*." "in?t" I tao,*lr«4, surprised. "Well," she said, "a bore fills that critical gap between the arrival of the guests and the time the second martini takes hold. He may not have a single thing worth saying—but he always has something to say. "No matter how strange the other guests may have felt at at first, by the end of the second martini they know at least they aren't as boring as the one who has done all the talking up until then. He has knit" them together —as a common annoyance always does, "They have a fine time lor the rest of the party enjoying each other, and ducking him." While this may aeem like cruelty toward the bore, the saving feature Is that If he is. a real, true-born bore, h* goes home from the party m*» satisfied than anybody. He li nattered to have held so many ears for so long, Ntturaly, there are different types of bores, and their virtues Vary, Here are the two general claim; The galloping or strident bore. He is usually an agile, loudmouthed spokesman for an obscure cause. "Why," he demands, "do firemen only collect Christmas toys for poor children in their own neighborhood? Why don't they ship them to the Mau Mau kiddles as a goodwill gesture?" He not only wants your attention. He expects you to contribute funds Very little can be said of this kind of bore. He' Is a' public nuisance. The sedentary, or slow-moving bore—this it merely a simple- hearted fellow on a verbal rocker whose mind is in his vocal cords and whose nature endlessly craves an audience. He Is' actually the salt of the earth. But you, know how It Is with salt. Enough enough. • • • What is ihe very worst bore of all? Historians of the bore say there Is really very little difference between male and female bores of the common, or seden- agree that not hing is more 1m- igree that nothing la more Int By ETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA) —Democratic National Committee Chairman Paul Butler of Indiana says He has been figuring all along that toe man his party would have to beat In November would be either President Elsenhower or an Ike- picked successor. And so — to hear Chairman Butler tell it — it doesn't make any difference to the Democrats whom the Republicans run. The Hoosler thinks the .Democrat can take him, and they are mapping national campaign, which they think will do the trick. The impression which the newspapers, now give of Eisenhower's great popularity Is false, says Butler. He thinks the President today is less popular than any of the last three Republican presidents was at the end of^ his first term. Elsenhower, says Butler, Is the first President In U.S. history to lose control of both houses of Congress in the middle of his first term. Butler thinks the GOP is in real trouble. Chairman Butler doesn't doubt that the Republicans will have more money to spend on the canv paign than the Democrats. He says he Is depending more on small contributions. Within the next few weeks Democratic headquarters in Washington will announce several new type subscription plans to get small amounts from large numbers of voters. One of these plans is a modifica- tion of the party membership ticket subscription proposed by Beardsley Ruml in September, 1952 — too late to do much good In that campaign. Butler's idea now is to get the maxlumum amount before the convention opens in Chicago Aug. 13 After the convention, the money peak is past. The fund raising will be kicked off in Washington April 31 with a *100-a-plate, Woodrow Wilson Centennial dinner at the National Ouard Armory. It will highlight the customary Jefferson-Jackson day celebration. Butler is budgeting for a three- million-dollar presidential campaign this year, plus another three million for congressional campaigns. This adds up to a million dollars less than the Republican National Committee's budget. Chairman Butler says he'll wait un'Jl after the Chicago convention to see what type of campaigning best suits the personality of the candidates he'll have to work with. In the meantime, he intends to talk to all the leading, announced Democratic candidates to see how much whistle-stopping and plane- hopping should be done, and where the campaign Itinery should hit. One thing is certain. The Democratic candidates won't be waging any kind of a front-porch campaign. They'll Introduce a number of new radio and television techniques. The 1953 experience with all can dldates was that while the half houi speeches held the partisans the Hooper ratings on these show dropped way down. This was par tlcuiarly true where they knocked off popular network shows. Butler therefore plans to concen trate on five-minute ' programs Thej will be spotted at the begin ning of the network programs s that announcers will say, in effect "Stay tuned now, for a flve-min ute broadcast from the Democrat ic National Committee, to be fol lowed by 35 minutes of 'I Lov. Lucy' " or whatever it is. Butler also plans to use a num bcr of panel shows, which do holi up on the Hooper scale. One Idei Is CBS President Frank Stanton' proposal for a series of face-to face TV broadcasts between th Democratic and the Republlcai candidates. But thinks this wouli get out a far bigger vote than 1952's ISO million. Assuming President Eisenhowe is the OOP candidate, Butler say this face-to-face debate would hel; conserve the President's health. "If the President's health doesn' permit this much activity," say Butler In a challenging , manner "then maybe another look shoul be taken at the panel of doctors reports. "The President's health is auto matically an issue," says Butler "For even If he lives out a ful second term, he would end it olde than any other President in office." 15 Years Ago lit BlytheYille Mr. and Mrs. Fred Copeland have purchased a lot at 915 West Walnut and work will begin at oner on a modern story and a half house to be erected for their home. Dr. and Mrs. I. R Johnson left this morning for Natchez to attend the Pilgrimage. They wilt also go to New Orleans and Mobllei and and return by the Azalea Trail. . Mrs. Harman Taylor entertained membersjof the Tuesdf.Y afternoon Club with a party at her home yes- bridge games were Mrs. Matt Monoghan, Mrs. Ben Harpole and Mrs. Toby Long. Mr. and Mrs. Bernard Oooch have returned from Hot Springs spent the past three days. In Little Rock they were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Hugh Whitsltt and daughter Gall. possibe than a galloping, lady bore under full head of steim. What is the very worst bore of all? Historians of the bore say there is really very little difference between male and female bores of the common, or sedentary variety. But they likewise agree that nothing is more impossible than a galloping lady bore under lull head of steam and with her throttle open No sensible hostess will Invite a strident, petticoat bore to two shindigs in a row. She'll shrill any party to death. But, generally speaking, haven't some of the most unforgettable characters you've ever known been boresf They live on In memory long atter those of greater charm and sens* fade away. The ordinary bore Is a social catalyst who restores our sense of humor and helps keep our own problems In perspective. We have to like htm a bit secretly, because who, In his own heart, can dodge the knowledge that sometimes he Is a bit of a bore himself? Hall to the common bore, keystone of modern society! (Monday: America's ten most common types of bore,) the Doctor Says — By EDWIN t. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service. It is not surprising that a considerable number of correspondents write for Information concerning a disorder of the lungs known as emphysema. Apparently many, people have this disorder without symptoms since studies of the human body after death have shown various degrees of this condition to be present in about 1 person in 20. The most important symptom of emphysema is shortness of breath. This is the result of loss of elasticity of the tissues of the lungs. Obviously, if a large portion of the lungs are involved the victim of emphysema will develop shortness of breath. There have been extensive studies of this condition which are still continuing. It results, in most instances, from chronic infection of the lungs such as a long continued bronchitis, chronic asthma, or a chest deformity. Not all of those who have such conditions develop emphysema but the risk is greater. Certain occupations "present special hazards lor the development for emphysema. Those whose work puts them in-contact with poisonous dust or who are engaged In occupations which carry increased risk of lung Infections are particularly likely to develop emphysema. It was thought In the past that musicians who blew on wind Instruments or glass blowers were also particularly likely to develop emphysema but this is probably not the case. Since -much emphysema comes from preventable causes, It Is Important to eliminate In so Jar a! possible, the special dangers of occupation and to treat chronic lung infections as early and as effectively at possible. It certainly should be possible to reduce the number of victims of emphysema by these means, A person with » chronic cough should take step* to get appropriate treatment for the cause, whatever U may be, before too much time has elapsed. In spite of preventive measure —which.-should include bed res and probably the use of antibiotic where Infection is involved—man people will develop emphysema in varying degrees of severity. A- great number of drugs hav been tried to Improve the ventila tlon of the lungs with varyln success. Some people with chron emphysema seem to be consider ably helped if they can spend th colder months of the year in mild climate. There have also been some in teresting reports in the medici literature In recent years Involvln t.-.c use of special breathing app ratus which results In intermltten pressure on the lungs fo improving ventilation. The use of drugs which can b breathed in finely divided for: chlal ubs has also been report as having favorable effecs J some vicims, of emphysema. The problem of reamen now ever,' remains a dlfflcul one an anyone who already has a stver enough form of emphysema o in erfere win breaking or gener healh needs o obain he be possible advice and reamen. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Corretpimdent AT SEA, OFF NEWPORT HARBOR, Calif. — (NEA) — Going o a fire on a palatial private acht is something that only could lappen In Hollywood. But Mike Todd's "burning" of the S.S. Henrietta off the coast of his ritzy seaside resort town was a false alarm. So was the idea of taking the Hollywood press corps to a fire on a yacht. The yacht didn't sail md the fire didn't start. Mike's wired invitation read: "Press party going to sea on ocation for 'Around the World in 80 Days' for the hurnlnt of the S.S. Henrietta off Newport. Will ward yacht Canim to • put out to sea where the sequence Is being filmed with David Niven, Vic Me- I.ajlen. Jack Oakie and Cautinflas. ^uncheon will be served aboard " The yacht Canim was beautiful o behold. She was 100 feet long and loaded with waiters, food and drink. Mike Todd, who introduced a new screen technique, Todd A-O, and is making millions with the movie, "Oklahoma!" is a lavish Host. BUT AT the 10 a.m. sailing time there was no blast from the ship's whistle starting the sea safari to see a fire at sea. One of Todd's press agents had roofed. The Canim couldn't leave its slip at the Balboa. Bay club,, under its nsurance papers, until the owner was aboard. The skipper thought he press agent had invited the owner. The press agent thought the skipper had seen to this necessary bit of sea etiquette. No one had Invited him. By the time he was located, in Los Angeles 50 miles away, it was noon. "Lunch," announced a deck steward. At 1 p.m. the Canim still hadn't sailed and there.was :alk about the horror of running out of food before the yacht even left its mooring. There were, also some nasty cracks that Mike Todd would have to retitle his big expensive movie "Around Newport Harbor in 80 bays." The press agent finally jave up the Canim's owner as little boy lost and a radio, "distress" signal brought a small harbor excursion boat to the "rescue" of the stranded press. IT WAS 2:20 p.m. and by this time there were enough champagne corks around to build a seagoing raft But no one thought 01 it. So we all went to a fire on an excursion boat instead of on a palatial chartered yacht. It was still something that only could happen In Hollywood. But as I've mentioned, it was a flase alarm. Mike Todd wasn't burning the S.S. Henrietta, in which David Niven, as Phlleas Fogg, makes the last ocean leg of his 80-day, 'round the world trip from New York to Liverpool. Mike was photographing the Henrietta five miles at sea in the glory of Its full sails and churning paddle wheels from a barge weighed down with a full movie crew, sound truck, the big Todd A-O cameras and a short wa- radio station. AGAIN TODD'S press agents had goofed. The ship runs out of wind and fuel In the movie and to keep steam up, Fogg buys the boat and has Its life boats, superstructure, paddle wheel coverings and bunks torn up and fed to the boilers. But all this had been filmed on a sound stage back In Hollywood. Todd merely was photographing the S.S. Henrietta at sea in Its various stages of being dismantled This was the first of several shooting days, with Todd directing by radio the ship's course around his camera barge. There was some consolation. The lunch was delicious, the drinks were bonded, and the S.S. Henrietta's figurehead looked Just like Glna Lollobrlgida.- t JACOBY ON BRIDGE Key Play Is Discard By OSWALD JACOBT Wrltte nfor NEA Service North's first bid of two hearts, a jump bid, majdatartle some readers. North knew that his nine points opposite a vulnerable takeout double would probably be enough..for game. The jump response indicated that North hoped for a game. Incidentally, many experts consider such a jump response only invitational rather than forcing .to game. If North wants to insist on a game he must outbid the enemy's suit. In this case, for example, North would make •_ a cue-bid of two clubs if he had 11 points, or more. The game in spades is easily made if South protects himself in the clinches. The defenders start NORTH II *J73 VK943 «KQ« *B63 WEST EAST (D) 4)0852 A 6 V1085 VQJt »J874 «109J + J7 #AKQ1<H2 SOUTH *AKQ84 VA72 » A32 4'94 North-South ml. East Sooth W«t Nsrik 1 * Double Past 1V Pass 2* . Pass 3* Pass 4 4> Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—'4 J 00 with three rounds of clubs, and South is put to the test at the tnird trick. If South ruffs the third club with a low trump, West overruffs. If South ruffs with a high trump, a trump trick is set up for West. South must eventually lose a heart trick as well, and thus he Is defeated. ; South's correct piay Is'to discard a heart on the third round of clubs. He is sure to lose a heart trick sooner or later, and It is far better to give it up in this painless way than to lose a trump trick in a foolish struggle. After South has discarded a heart, the defenders are powerless. If East leads a fourth club, dummy can ruff with a low trump. It does West no good to ruff with the 9 or 10, for dummy will over- ruff safely.) Declarer can then draw trumps and take his good tricks. If East leads anything but a club, it is even easier for declarer to draw all of the trumps and run the good tricks. Cigarette Economies MACKINAW CITY, Mich. (/P) — Leonard (Hoot) McGraw, 44, who doesn't smoke, says he can tell the economic condition of the country by the length of cigarette butts littered on the ground. "Look," he says, "now they're long—things are good. During the depression and rationing people burned their hand» of them." THE BEST WAY to fight yellow- jackets and a woman is with your hat — grab it and run like the dickens. — Lexington-Leader. 17th President's Wife Answer to Previous Puiile TcT ACROSS 57 Small islands 1 Wife of 17th 58 Birds' homes U.S. president, DOWN McCordle j Sea eagles """ 2 Ogled 3 Isaiah (at.) 4 Cipher 5 The dill Johnson 6 She him in getting an education 11 Feel regret 13 Complete 14 Closer 15 Western cattle (pi.) It Comparative suffix 17 Indolent 19 Tasmania (ab.) 20 Harden A CHILD Is a creature that stands midway between an adult and the TV screen. — Lincoln (Oa.) Journal. L/TTLI LIZ To b« perfectly corMnttd o ptncn mult hovt o poof mwnotv ood no Imoglnotton. »•••» 6 Poker stake 7 Follower 21 Preposition 8 One who diets 2fl Appellation 9 Printing 26 Black mistakes 28 Sharp 10 Javanese 29 Italian river community 31 Is present 12 Singing group 35 Lamprey 13 Hebrew fishermen ascetics 36 Chaste 18 Britisn mon « 37 Sorrowful <* " 40 Creeping 41 Motley (comb, form) 43 Hardy heroine 45 Interprets 47 Greek god of war 48 Solar disk 49 Nostril 52 Fruit drink 54 Legal point 24 Finished 27 Turkish city 30 Camel's hair cloth 32 Always (poet.) 33 Witticism 34 Oriental coin 39 An Impeachment trial was one of the - of her huiband's life 16 Black (Fr.) 41 English letter 42 Dine 44 Weight of India 4t Morlndin dyes 47 Pertaining to the Andes DO Hebrew letter M Prolong U Looked Axfdty. 95 Barters M Tranquil

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