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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 12, 1956 THE BLTTWCVILLE COUKIER NEW! TH> oouiun mwa oo. I. W KAINH, Publisher •AWT A. HAIKM, Editor, AliliMnt Publish* ^ D. HUMAM, AdTerttslni Manafar •ole national Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New Tork, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Ifempblf. "" Intend H second elan matter it the post- office tt BlytheYille, Arkansas, under act of Don- pern, October », 1H7. Member ol The Associated Press ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the cltj ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is mainlined, 25e per week By mall, within a radius ol 50 mllei, M.SO per war, M.60 for sii monthi, 13.00 (or three month*; by mall outside 60 mile tone, $13.50 per year payable In advance. The newspaper tt not responsible for money paid In adrance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And I will raise me up a faithful priest, that will build him a sure house; and he shall walk which Is In mine heart and In my mind; and I before mine anointed for erer.—I Samuel 2:35. * * ¥ The test of a preacher it that his congregation joes away saying, not What a lovely sermon, but I will do something!—St. Francis De Sales. BARBS A hit-and-run driver In Pennsylvania ran right out of one of his shoes when he fled the scene. Re also lost his head. * * * According to liw, a man ind his wife are one. Wben arguments start they sound like a lot more. * * * It's nice to feel for the unfortunate poor, If you feel la your pockets. * * * An Indiana inrieoo Insist* patlenta pay la advance. If yen want a stomach-ache to be appendicitis, die up the cub. * * * Kids with snowballs can be blamed for a lot tt thla winter's hit-and-run business. * * * A woman of 90 says that age is a mental condition. Until those aches and pains start getting you. Business Pulse Is Strong In late winter, 1956, many experts say the American economy is at a kind of crossroads. The moment is at hand lor a turning toward heavier business activity, if it is to come this year. Spring normally brings advances in key lines. This time they are especially needed to offset slides in motor making; and home building. If the usual gains do not materialize, then the warning signals against recession would b* hoisted. Moat economists probably would say that President Eisenhower's decision to run again is capable of providing the gpark the economy needs. His announcement did not produce a rocketing upsurge on the stock market, .but the fact was that a favorable answer had been anticipated since his doctors' promising report. Prices already had risen considerably. In the long run, of course, businessmen are chiefly influenced not by trends in politics but by the hard economic prospects they see ahead. If those signs are good, then sooner or later they will be reflected in an upturn. Nevertheless, it is fair to say that businessmen undoubtedly are encouraged that they may see another five years' continuance of what they regard as the congenial climate of the Eisenhower administration. Surely if the President's decision had been "no" both the market and the business community. generally would have felt a substantial shock. Not even that could have affected the economy for too long if business factors were bright. But it conceivably could have contributed to a short recession. That danger is passed. Whether or not, Mr. Eisenhower's affirmative decision provides the spark, it will at least clear the air and allow the nation's business leaders to make their own decisions without extraneous worries. If a recession should now develop, this will suggest the presence of strong negative economic factors, for example, a feeling that credit is overextended, that car buyers are perhaps oversold, and so on. Should the revers* prove true and the current slight sag b« wiped out in a new upward thrust, Mr. Eisenhower can take some of the credit but most will b*lony to the country's basically healthy business condition, Probably the ntxt 60 days will tell how th« «conomic story Is going to run U1IM, VIEWS OF OTHERS So Long Ago.... It was so long ago and I vas so little I dont remember her name. But it was when my family lived in the Indian Territory—mat's part of Oklahoma now. She wu a big Negro girl and I figured •' she belonged to us. She worked in the kitchen and all over the house. I remember my marna would tell her things to do. And they'd talk about things like the girl's husband and how to clean up the house and about what they should have for dinner. All things like that. I remember she'd cry whenever anything bad happened to any of our family. And how she'd snatch me up quick as llghtnin' when I got hurt. Funny things, like you'd remember, if you were a little kid. I remember her lap was big and comfortable and how it was a haven of refuge when I was sick or scared. Her lap made me feel warm and care for and comfortable and safe. And that's where I'd go when I was^ tired or if I was hurt. I remember how my mother would call her when I couldn't go to sleep. And she'd talk to me soft and rock me in a big rockin' chair that squeaked. I remember my dad's laughin' because the chair squeaked so loud. But the sound of It meant good things, loved and stable things, to rne. I remember the tone of the squeakly chair. I've never heard It since. But I'd know it for sure if I ever heard it again. I remember. And the dress that swished when toe girl walked. She was proud of it because the same lady came to our house and measured to make it for her — the same lady who measured my mother for the dresses she had. How the girl put her arms around my mother and cried the first time she wore that dress. Funny things to 'remember. Odd things. Maybe things like you'd remember if you were a kid.—"Polk Street professor" In Amarillo Globe-Times . Dairy Industry and Capital Remember way bock yonder when about all you needed to start a dairy was a cow and a milking stool? Times have changed u one can tell from information which has just been furnished by Dr. J. W. POU, head of the animal Industry department at state College. He said that it cost* 11,200 per cow to start a dairy herd in North Carolina. "This isn't a business to rush in and out of," declared Mr. Pou. We think not, too. It is no wonder that farmers think twice before they make such a heavy investment. And yet despite this need for capital to go into the dairy'business, Dr. Pou says that Grade A production Is one of the best farming opportunities for the years Immediately ahead. Pou calcaulated that dairymen whose herds are smaller than 25 cows will find it will pay them to expand on a sound basis because of their large capital Investment. An increase in consumption of milk and ft favorable feed-cost outlook this year makes a bright forecast for the dairymen, said Pou. That it good news, indeed, for a business which requires genuine good management and real capital.— Bhelby (N.C.) Daily Star. Ah, Baseball Bulletins! Outside as this is written, the day is gray and gloomy. It Is cold. It is almost midweek. The news seems one trouble stacked on another. Ah, but there is hope. Baseball bulletins arc coming in regularly now! True, the writers who say they hate to do the training camp chore don't have much to file yet. But if those writers, who may have their pains eased by Florida or Arizona sunshine, have little to say, that little is enough for us to hang hope upon. It becomes worthwhile to learn which holdout has flnsjly signed, which pitcher has developed sore muscles (by the way, we read that one had pulled a stomach muscle). Rookies in small numbers are being acclaimed as "discoveries". Old hands are movingly issuing promises of do-or-dle effort to hold on to their starting assignments. Club managers are either uttering pessimistic or optimistic opinions, depending on momentary psychological bent. The latest, the very latest, is that Casey Stengel has battled no photographers yet. But don't go too far away. There'll be fresh bulletins tomorrow!—Birmingham News. SO THEY SAY I don't know anybody who ever got to know Grace (Kelly) and didn't love her ... No matter what she's done, where she's been, she doesn't change a bit. — Mrs. Francis C. Gray, Jr., who will be a bridesmaid at Miss Kelly's wedding. # * * Evidently the State Department thinks we in the House are kids and the Senate Is grown up. The Department pitches a crumb over this Way once in a While. — Rep. James P. Richards (D-SC), chairman of House Foreign Affairs Committee. * * * It begins to appear that Illinois, which rave the nation Abraham Lincoln, the great rail- splitter of 1860, has produced in Adlal Bteven- son, the great hair-splitter of 1958. — Vice President Nixon. This (one-man rule in Russia) Is all changed now. The principle of collective leadership Is now established on all levels, from the Central Committee to the cells. — M, A. Suslov, member Soviet Presidium. ¥ ¥ ¥ In many aspects of the guided missile program, taken ... as a whole, we are probably well ahead of them (Russia), though In some few elements we may be behind. — Air Secretary, Donald The Waves Rule Britannia Peter Ed son's Washington Column-^Slack Season Layoffs Are Giving Impetus to Fight for Annual Wage By PETER ^SON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA— Layoffs of over 80,000 workers during January and February in the automobile, parts and farm implement manufacturing industries have given labor union officials Just the argument they need for further GAW, or guaranteed annual wage, demands. Three fourths of these layoffs are in Michigan. The rest are in Indiana, Illinois, California, New York, Wisconsin and Ohio. Up to March 1, none of the laid off has 'been recalled. ' The United Auto Workers contracts negotiated last summer run until June, 1958. It Is generally expected that there will be demands for increased supplementary benefits when these contracts are opened up again for renewal. United Steelworkers President David J. McDonald has let it be known that he will seek supplementary unemployment Insurance benefits in new contract negotiations opening with the steelmakers in. May. No supplementary unemployment benefits have as yet been paid to the auto workers. Thei new plan does not go into effect until June 1. The year before that date is being used to build up an estimated 15-milllon-dollar reserve from which future benefits can be paid. The fund comes from employer contributions of five cents an hour for every hour worked by their employes, including paid holiday and vacation time. What the laid-off auto workers are getting now is regular state unemployment insurance compensation. But when the new plan goes into full effect, every worker laid off for reasons which will entitle him to state unemployment compensation will get an additional benefit from the reserve fund This Will bring his income up to a maximum of 65 per cent of his straight time take-home pay for a 40-hour week. i A cou.-:; of typical examples for Michigan auto workers show how the system will work out. Take the case of an employe making $2.10 an hour, or $84 a week. Sixty- five per. cent of that would be $52.20 a week, the maximum benefit payable for up to 26 weeks unemployment under the UAW contracts. Present Michigan unemployment compensation law gives a man with a wife but no children $33 a week when laid off. Under the new plan he'll get $14 a week more, or $47. A laid-off worker with a wife and two children now gets $43 a week. Under the new plan he'll get $10 «. week more, or $51, which is close to his maximum. The supplementary payments will vary from state to state, depending on local unemployment Insurance law. But in all, more than a million workers are now covered. The UAW contracts provide that the new, supplementary benefit pain would go Into effect when approved by states having two- thirds of the auto industry workers To date there has been approval for over 70 per cent Of the auto workers in nine states—California, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, Neiv York, and Pennsylvania. Only Ohio has thus far turned it down, in a referendum vote last fall. Most automobile company executives are now reconciled to the fact that the supplementary bene- f:'. plan Is a good one .to help stabilize the income of their workers. There is, however, a movement among some Michigan employers to oppose integration of existing state unemployment insurance systems with supplementary benefit plans. The idea Is to fight extension of the guaranteed annual wage principle in the state legislature and the courts, before the new plan goes into full effect. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service. F F. asks for a discussion of nervous breakdown and what is the best treatment for it. This is an important subject but the question cannot be answered definitely since the "best treatment" will vary from person to person. The reason is that the term •nervous breakdown" is used rather vaguely and does not apply, medically speaking, to any single mental or nervous disorder. It is true that some of those who are said to be suffering from a nervous breakdown are only mildly ill and the cause seems to be worry, nervous fatigue, or some other form of remediable distress. In many, the symptoms are relatively mild, and recovery often comes fairly quickly. In others, "nervous breakdown" is used to describe some serious mental disease involving great alteration of personality and long-term treatment. As in other human ailments, the problem is to find out what is causing the nervous or mental difficulty. This is not always easy. The causes of many mental conditions are not thoroughly understood. Some of them may come from the heavy strains of modern life and the great mental tensions 1 produced oy the world of today. A few, but by no means, all, are pos- sibiy inherited. Therapy, administered by brain specialists, physical theripy (including hot or cold baths), rest, handwork, and shock treatments and certain drugs, are often helpful and have brought thousands back to normal. Although much still has to be learned about causes, prevention and treatment of the various kinds of mental diseases, progress is already far advanced and even better results will surely come. Fortunately many will recover and find themselves quite normal again, Lots of people who have gone away for a while with' ft nervous breakdown come back to their family and friends entirely restored to health. Family, friends and neighbors •houirt alw»y» he careful not to erlUciw, particularly UM Victim of one of these nervous disorders is likely' to be extremely sensitive. They would not criticize someone who suffered from other illnesses and the person with any kind of "nervous breakdown" is no more responsible for his or her condition than If he or she had some other disorder. •• There are two excellent discussions of this and elated problems which some of the readers of this column may wish to read. One Is a pamphlet by Kathleen Doyle, "When Mental Illness Strikes Your Family," which can be obtained for 25 cents from the Public Affairs Committee, 22 East 38th Street, New York 16, N.Y. The other is a booklet entitled "Mental Illnesi a Guide for the Family" by Edith M. Stern published by the National Association of Mental Health, .Inc., 179; Broadway, New York 19, N.Y., and available for 76 cents. HAPPINESS Is a point of view. Some men land on a psychiatrist's couch because they failed to set the world on fire;others are perfectly content if they get a flame on the first flick of their clgaret lighter. —Wall Street Journal. "GORILLA dies of heart attack," Is headline in the news. So things will crack the cardiac. Of those who loll in zoos. — Tallahassee Democrat. LITTLt LI2 Th« hydrogen bomb mokej It possible tor all men to be created equal. . »MM • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Solid Suit Sets Up Slam By OSWALD JACOBT Wrltte nfor NEA Service What's the best line of play for the slam in today's hand? Should you try to ruff out low diamonds In the dummy, or is some other line of play better? To play for the diamonds will give you substantially less than an even chance. After West's open ing trump lead, you can ruff only two diamonds in the dummy. This will leave you with two losing diamonds unless each opponent starts with exactly four cards in the suit or unless you get some lucky break. A better chance is available. You WEST *«63 VK754 4KQ98: *4 NORTH U 4 A 10 4 2 VQJ10982 »None *J»7 . EAST 4QJ87 VA63 4 1094 *<32 SOUTH (D) V None , »AJ«73 + AKQ1085 Neither side vul. So** West North Cut 14 Pass 1V Pass 2« Pass 3V Pass 4» Pals 4 * Pass 64 • Pass Pass Fau Opening lead—4 4 can develop dummy's hearts If East has one or both of the missing high cards in the suit. The odds are 3 to 1 that East will have at least one high heart. You allow dummy to hold the first trick with the seven of clubs. Next, you lead the queen of hearts from the dummy. You Intend to discard a diamond U East plays a low heart. As It happens, East puts' up the ace of hesrto. You ruff with the queen nf clubs and return ' tht eight ot clubs to dummy's, nine, £rs/une Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Corrspondent PHOENIX. Ariz. — (NBA) This booming winter resort town has something more to talk about today than Its amazing growth. And It's not the nearby Elizabeth Arden ranch whtre rich babes pay $1,000 lor a two-week health plan (hat includes dally dips In cold cream, floating on spring water in a swimming pool, George Gobel new Into town and spent the weekend with his two wives at the new 5-mUHon-dollar, 209-room Sahara Motor Hotel. And proving he wasn't worried about being noticed with two "WWCS, lliue \jGDVgiC815 along John Scott Trotter, singer Peggy King, Aide Ray. TV direc- tro Bud Yorkin, the Gobel manager, Dave O'Malley .and assorted members of the Hollywood press. A "BE-MY-GDEST" Junket to a new hotel with two wives is something a TV star can do If he owns part of the hotel, which George does, and if the two wives get along together, which they do. Ol' Lonesome George lound out in Phoenix how not to be lone, some, believe you. me. His well- publicized appearance for the grand opening festivities of the Sahara In downtown Phoenix, brought 6,000 fans storming through the 'obby and into the patio. George introduced the crowd to his' two wives — attractive Mrs. Real Alice Gobel and Jeff Donnell. who plays at being Alice on the Gobel TV show. 'You may not like my act," George told the people, "but when I walk into this here motor hotel with two wives, well — you fotta admire my nerve!" George was beaming over a new western dress suit. "It was made," he explained, "by a man who just makes suits. I used to have suits made by a fellow who worked in this basement. H« really wasn't a tailor Ha was, well, he had a hardware stores." THEN PEGGY KING sang "You Made Me Love You" and George Introduced his guests. Before the show was over, hundreds of other fans were stuck outside the hotel, unable to see the TV star. So he gave another show on a makeshift stage set up in the street. ' But It was George and his party of 22 who were stuck at the Phoenix airport on arrival from Hollywood. After landing, the big four- motor plane taxied off the concrete strip and one wheel settled Into some soft dirt 150 yards short of the terminal. All of the plane'* 4,MO horsepower couldn't budg-e the big bird. So there we were and George said: . "Well, I'll be a great big iron dirty bird." As fellows with shovels arrived to dig 'er out, we all left the bogged-down plane out the crew's door. Red-faced airport attendants couldn't gat the ramp up to the passenger door because of the soft ground. IT WAS AN entrance worthy of a press agent. Local news photographers stuck a shovel in Gobel's hand and snapped him giving the big wheel a "hej-e-lies-buried" look This puts you in position to lead the jack of hearts from the dummy East plays low (as he must), and you discard a diamond. West is able to win the trick with the king of hearts, but you can afford to give up one trick. West returns the king of diamonds, as good a try as any, and you win In your hpnd with the ace; Now you lead the ten of clubs to dummy's Jack. This draws East's last trump and enables you to lead established hearts from the dummy. You can "easily discard all of the low diamonds, fulfilling the siam contract. for the front pages. A delighted Peggy King dellght- td Phoenix fans, he's delighted about escaping, the "second Judy Garland" tag. Now in high gear ai Peggy King, she told me that the Garland comparison "made me a has-been before I was a been." George Gobel's TV click and movie debut soon in "The Birds , and the Bees" is a very nice thing — part ownership in hotels and suits made by a tailor who Juat makes suits. Very nice, Indeedy. • Little . Georgle looked a little ruffled when the plane got stuck, but he was smiling when he got .stuck with - everysae's hotel bill. , As one of the owners, he just tore 'em up. Weight Loss /s Life Job For Dancer By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD Wl—Mltzl dsynor offers proof of how losing weight can change your life. Dropping 35 pounds brought her a- whole new career. Three years ago, she was a curvy 150 pounds. "It was right after I had my appendix out," she recalled. "I figured I had to build myself up, so I ate like a fool. I told myself bread was good for the blood, butter was good for the skin, potatoes would fill my stomach -and so forth. "It was all baby tat and muscle. Since I was a dancer, the exercise turned the fat into muscle. I wa* simply too big. My waist was always small—even'at my heaviest it was no more than 21 inches—so that made the rest of me look even bigger." Being a career-minded doll, oh* figured this wasn't good. "I was In sort of a rut at 30th Century-Fox," she admitted. "When I left there, I, was 22, but I was still playing little-girl roles. I wanted to grow up. But you can't play mature roles if you still look like a little girl. You've got to be able to wear glamorous clothes, which I couldn't. "Mr trouble was that when I gained weight you could see it around my temples That made my eyes seem smaller- and gave ray lace a round look." One day she decided to do something about It. She started on a diet, dropped a pound a day for the. first 10 days. Then—horrors I —she could only eliminate a single pound in the next two weeks. It was then that she decided that weight control li not a passing fancy but a way of life. "You just have to decide that you are going to eat sensibly all the time," she said. "The main element ia self-control. If you don't have that, you can't lose weight." 75 Years Ago In Blythtrillt Mrs. C. C. Langston, Mrs. Char* les Wylie, Mrs. F. L. Engler and Mrs. Fred Rutherford are expected to return today from Natchez, New Orleans, Mobile' and other southern points. L. H. McLaien of the Blythevlli* Baking Company and Roy Woods of Woods Drug Store became members of Kiwanis Club at their weekly meeting at Hotel Noble. Mrs. William Lawshe was elected president of Chatper D, P. E. O. Sisterhood at a luncheon meeting at the home of Mrs. Aubrey Conway when" Sirs. H. H. Houchins was co-hostess. 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