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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 1964 THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWi THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HWNES, Publishw HABHY A. RAINES. Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Uftiufer Sole National Aclvertislnj Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- grets, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES; By carrier in the city o[ Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, 15.00 per year. »2.50 lor six months, J1.25 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 112.60 per year payable in advance. Meditations And Absalom said to Hushal, I« this thy kindness to thy friend? why wentest thou not with thy friend?—n Samuel 16:17. * * * To God, thy country, and thy friend be true. —Vaughan. Barbs What a shock the new 1955 cars are going to get when they see some of our roads. * * * A North Dakota man started on a 4000-mlte drive with a six-foot beard. We hope he «ljoy» hil trip. * * * Carelessness causes most motorists to lose control oi their cars, says a Judge. Yeah—getting & couple of installments behind. * * * Rceardint our boys in service: To keep on th*lr right side, WRJTB1 * * * It's a lot easier to wind up well-to-do when you're not 50 easy to do. New Governors and 1956 While public attention naturally focuses on the immediate national effects of the election, the fact is that developments at the state and district level may have a very substantial impact on the events of 1956, the next presidential year. Most important would appear to ha the capture by Democrats of eight governorships formerly held by Republicans. Democrats now hold 27 governorships against 21 in GOP hands. Thirteen of these 27 are in solid or border South, and for the most part would not likely figure in the presidential politics of 1956. But the other 14, including the eight just picked up this fall, are held in territory which is usually the real presidential battleground. Control of the statehouse normally means control of the state's political machinery. Lubricated by the often smooth-textured oils of patronage, this machinery can play a significant part in the nomination and election of a president. Barring a reversal in New York through a recount, the Democrats now number among their statehouse prizes such politically potent states as New York, Pennslyvania, Ohio, Michigan and Minnesota. Last year they picked on populous New Jersef. next Democratic convention with a fat Most of these states will go to the block of delegates in their grasp. There seems little doubt they will call the turn on the party's presidential nominee, of New York already has plumped for Significantly, Governor-elect Jiarriman Adlai Stevenson, the 1952 choice. Moreover, the organizational strength these statehouses may be expected to give the Democrats could prove a key factor in the 1956 fall combat against the GOP. This does not mean that Democratic success this time at the state level presages Democratic capture of the White paper the Democrats are better fixed for House next time. It just means that on a fight. Winning eight GOP-held governorships also will bring a good deal of new blood into Democratic ranks. Some of the winners may make reputations for themselves which will mark them as prospects for higher things. In the past, • governorships many times have served as recruiting grounds both for the Senate and White House. Conversely, the Republicans will have less of this material to pick from than they had after the 1952 elections, when they held 30 of the -18 statehouses. But the GOP can find partial comfort in another direction: their suprising success in holding three of the four House seats they had won in 1952 in Virginia and North Carolina, and taking MM in Florida and another in Texat. This is a very small bipartisan beachhead in the solid South, but it could be the first true sign of change toward the two party system there. The general feeling among many observers lias been that President Eisenhower's huge southern vote in 1952 was a freakish storm which would leave no lasting marks. But apparently a very gentle hut gradual steadier Republican wind is beginning to blow down South. These southern results, plus the turn in the governorships, helped to make this one of the most fascinating of America's modern elections. Action Counts India's Prime Minister Nehru, emerging from what he calls the "New China," says the Communist regime there will have its hands full for 15 or 20 years just managing the country's economic development. He believes the- fore that the Reds are eager for peace, not war. Undoubtedly Chairman Mao and his team of tyrants have economic plans for China. But Nehru is merely indulging in his customary wishful thinking when he imagines this would leave the Red Chinese no time for military adventures. Does he imagine that the Communists would not strike fast at Formosa at the first sign of weakness there? Does he suppose they would not resume southward pressures in divided Korea if they thought the Chinese will be too busy to continue putting the heat on the free sectors of Indochina? China's record performance provides the answers. If Nehru does not know them then he has gone beyond all bounds in yielding to the intoxication of words that he wants to hear. What counts is what men do. VIEWS OF OTHERS A Remarkable Appeal The current issue of The Progressive Farmer carries a remarkable appeal by Sidney J. Phillips a man who is considered on of the wisest, leaders of southern Negroes. Phillips says, "I'd like to ask all thinking southern whites and Negroes to do all that is in their power to prevent strained relations beweon the races—regardless of what any further action of the Supreme Court may be. "As Negroes, we enjoy nssociaUon among ourselves—provided we are Miven the same opportunities tor development, IrmL other rncial groups enjoy. "We should not wish to force ourselves upon others who have the same right as we to choose their friends and associates. Given equality of opportunity for development, the Negro can sot about the Job of earning for himself the respect and goodwill that Is due every worthy American. In a final analysis of the sltuatiun, I would like, if permitted to advise those who are responsible for the allocation of funds for public education to leave no stone unturned that will help to make equality of educational opportunities possible. "And, advisedly, to my own people, I would say: Use the better tool which is about to be nlnced in your hands to earn for yourselves the contentment ol fullness of lite IVmt is open to every American who Is willing to pay the price of success. "Like Booker T. Wishing ton, I believe that if these principals are followed, a solution of the problem will come, "So long ns the Negro is given the opportunity to get education, to acquire property, to secure employment, and is treated with the rcsprct he merits. I have the greatest Iiiitli in liLs ability to work out his destiny in our southland." Phillips is president and founder of Booker T. Washington Birth-place Memorial in Franklin County, Virginia. A native of Alabama, he was for years tield rep- rescnatlve of Tuskcgee Institute, and for a number of years a successful county farm agent in Crittenden County, Arkansas. We would recommend his words for some considered thinking.—Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette. SO THEY SAY I believe we have a better reason to hope today for peace than we did two years ago. The results of any war. . . would be only the choice between destruction and defeat and the averting of complete defeat,—President Elsenhower, * * * We'll never have a country fit to live in, politically, as long as people like you (tecahers) sit off at a safe distance, saying- "Politics i^i dirty" I wouldn't touch H." —Rev. W. Alexander, Oklahoma City. * * # My pa always said it wasn't safe for n woman to vote.—Mrs. Alice Walker, 93, explains why she h«ver voted before 1954. # # # I think everybody is scared of dyinp but they won't say so—Charles Siepmann, NYU professor, on NBC r«dlo program, "Conversation." # * * In New York state this was not a Republican day.—Defeated GOP gubernatorial candidate Sen. There'll Probobly Be a Slight .Delay, Folks Peter Idsoit'i Washington Column — Sam Raybiirn Suddenly Finds Self Second Top VIP in the Capital WASHINTON—(NEA) — Next Speaker of Uie Mouse of Representative;; Sam Ray burn (D., Tex.) becomes the most Important man in Washington—after President Eisenhower himself—as a result of the Democratic victory there. Speaker Raybuni will sit in on White House conferences. He will be .sought after by the White House staff, cabinet members, heads of all government agencies and the Republican congressional leaders. Every GOP big shot will want to woo Speaker Sam to win his support for Eisenhower administration programs. In Hie event of the death of both fhe President and vice president, Mr. Raybuni would be President. Krntiicky'.s Senator-Elect Alben W. Burklcy apparently has no ambitions to resume his old job as Democratic leader in the upper House of Congress. He mlRhl be a natural ns Democratic candidate for president protempore of the Sennit:. This is more of an honorary Job. But here the former Veop's loss ot seniority may cut him down. "Senator Barkley will start as a fre.sliman senator again at the hot' torn of fhe list." sny.s Emery L. Fra/er, chief clerk of the Senate, Barkley loses his seniority because he has not been a senator since li)4H. when he was elected vice president. Chief Clerk Fraxcr notes that the Democratic Policy Committee could put Senator Barkley ahead of other senators. But this never has happened before. Seiiiilor Barklcy is not the only former vice president to return to the Sennit- and lie is the second one from Kentucky. John C. Breck- enridge was elected to the Senate from Kentucky in 1860 after serving as vice president under President James Buchanan, 1857-61. The others were John C. Calhoun of South Carolina, who was V. P. to Andrew Jackson; Hannibal Hamlin of, Maine, who was V. P. during Abraham Lincoln's first term, and Andrew Johnson o£ Nor Hi Carolina, who was V. P. during Lincoln's second term and who became President after Lin- coin's assassination. Presidential coattail riding and personal presidential endorsement apparently didn't cut much Ice in this year's election. The candidates for whom Prc.sident, Eisenhower made a .strong personal appeal, and in whose states he campaigned during the closing days of the election, were these: Sen. Irvine M. Ives of New York, candidate for governor. Sen. John Sherman Cooper ol Kentucky. Sen. Homer Ferguson of Michigan. Ex-Congressman Clifford Ca.se. candidate for senator in New Jersey. Congressman George Bender of Ohio, candidate for senator. Congressman Herbert Warburton of Delaware, candidate for senator. Only Bender and Case squeaked through, and In both cases R recount will probably determine the winner. National Committee for an Effective Congress, the non-partisan organization which came in for some criticism during the campaign, was of more help to the Senate Democrats it endorsed than it was to the Republicans it tried to help. Democrats Clinton Anderson o5 New Mexico, Paul Douglas of Illinois, Hubert Humphrey of Minnesota, Matthew Neely of West Virginia and Joseph C. O'Mahoney of Wyoming came through with clean victories. Democrat Richard C Neuberger of Oregon and Republican Clifford Case of New Jersey won in extremely close races. Republicans John Sherman Cooper of Kentucky and Democrat Guy M Gillette of Iowa were defeated by sizeable majorities. The grain-storage program—one of the big issues of the 1948 election—was just as present in 1954 as it was six years ago, with reverse twist, but nobody paid any attention. In the Republican-controlled 80th Congress of 1947-48, the GOP hac refused appropriations for a big government program to buy storage space for surplus grain bought under the price-support program. Much valuable grain was lost, President Harry S. Truman anc his Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannnn, made the most of this issue by telling the farmers how they had been cheated by the Republicans. This was considered a major factor in. the Democrats winning the iarm vot In the last 18 months, however, the Republican administration has gone right out and bought nearly 500 million bushels more of grair storage capacity. It has bought grain bins of 300 million bushels capacity. It has provided for ove 150 million bushels of guaranteed commercial grain storage capacity. And farm storage space has been increased by 50 million bushels. tlx Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Spectacular progress has been macto in reducing the clumces of death in children from 5 to 14 years of age. This together with other valuable information deaths in children has been brought out in the bulletin of In rye life insurance company recently. .In 1933 about 158 of every 100,000 boys oi elementary school age insured in this company died; 1953 this had dropped to only 57 per 100.000. Among girls the outlook improved even more. Their death rate fell from 126 to 37 per 100.000, The explanation for this remarkable Improvement Ls principally In the reduction of the Illness and death rates from the common communicable diseases of child lood, from appendicitis, from incumonin and influenza, and rom tuberculosis. In spite of this meumonta and influenza and pollo- nyelitis remain among the lead- causes of death among children from 5 to H. Since some children still die, lowever, what are the factors presently responsible? Of the 15300 deaths in the United Slates iccurring between 5 and 14 years if age. accidents constitute the greatest single menace. As might expected, becuu.se of their (renter vcnturesonieness, faial accidents are more thnn twice as common among boys ns girls. But altogether ncciciems were responsible for 2 out of 5 of the deaths n this age group in the year 1950. Contrary to what some people believe, cancer and allied condl- ions are responsible for some ieaths even in these youngsters. They have aIways occurred but now oooupr * higher ptaM to too scale of causes of death because of reduction in so many of the others. Actually,, according to .the bulletin mentioned, these conditions are a more important cause of death among children 5 to 14 than any other. Of these- the leuke- mias account for nearly half. There is a considerable variation in the number of deaths and their causes m different parts of the country. The record in New England for example, is better than that in the mountain states which may be accounted for in part by a higher accident rate in the latter and perhaps in part by more rheumatic fever. As to rheumatic fever, however, there has been a definite improvement In outlook for life. There appears to be better prospects of complete recovery following rheumatic fever and real progress has been made in diagnosis, prevention and treatment. All these lower the death rate from this serious disease. Much more can be done to reduce dentlis in childhood. One of the principal lines of attack is certainly against accidents at this age. Also increased attention to early symptoms, to using known methods of rehabilitation following disease or injury, and the cooperation of preachers, parents, community health agencies and the medical profession should still further improve the outlook. AN AILING author drew a ravishing beauty for a nurse. Accord- ng to his own chart: "The nurse : irst held my pulse, then she advanced my pulse, finally she repulsed my advance." — Carlsbad • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Stay Away From This Type Bidding By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service I don't recommend the bidding of the hand shown today. South was lucky to find any play at all for the .small slnm and should have boon satisfied to stay at game. It was quite right for South to think of a slam when North made N&RTH A Q 10 7 8 VA65 * J83 WEST EAST AKJ 4A985.4J ¥873 *2 • KQ1094 «652 + 986 +743 SOUTH (D) VKQJ1094 * A7 + AKQJ North-South vul. South Vftat North Cut 2 V Pass 3 V Pass 41*T. Pass 5 » Pass 6V Pass Pass Pa* Opening lead—» K Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA)— Movies Without Popcorn: Television has no monopoly on the unrehearsed emotions provided in programs like "Strike It Rich" and "This Is Your Life." There's some powerful real- life drama in Hollywood, too—and it's not in the script. "The Admiral Hoskins Story," a true film account of the life and heroic naval career of Rear Adm. John Hoskins, is before the camera at Republic. Arriving on the set, I'm introduced to Hoskins, an amiable man with a small white moustache,' and I sit beside him to watch Alexis Smith, in the role of Mrs. Hoskins, play a touching scene with Sterling Hayden as the admiral. It is the moment in the picture when she learns through a telephone conversation with her husband that he has lost his leg in the bombing of the D. S. aircraft carrier Princeton by the Japs. As Alexis sobs, I hear choking sounds coming from the throat of the real Admiral Hoskins, who wipes his eyes and tells me 1 . "It's silly. But every time that girl has played that scene I've gone to pieces." A CHAPTER from the life of Edwin Booth is being re-created at Fox, where "Prince of Players" is shooting. Hundreds of extras have risen from their theater seats to shout oaths at Richard Burton occupying the center of the stage in his Hamlet costume. At a signal from Director Philip Dunne, they let fly with a barrage of tomatoes and cabbages. The vegetables strike Burton's body, as specified by Dunne, but a few thrown by overenthusiastic extras strike the star sharply in the face. Burton stands calmly, not moving, until the scene Is over. Then the unexpected happens. Burton laughingly picks up the vegetables and begins to pelt the extras who were carried away by their work. BARBARA STANWICK, Robert Ryan and David Farrar are the stars working in Benedict Bogeaus' production of "Escape to Burma," a drama in which Barbara plays slam try. If North had the makings of a slam he would show a sign of life after South had made these two slam tries. With the actual hand North would bid a stolid five hearts, and South would abandon the idea of bidding a slam. When the hand was actually played, West opened the king of diamonds against the contract of six hearts. South won with the ace of diamonds and immediately returned his low diamond toward's dummy's jack. West took the queen of diamonds, of course, and had to pick his next lead very carefully. It's easy to choose the right return when you can see all the cards, but it wasn't easy in actual play. Clagett Bowie, well-known Baltimore expert, worked out the right shift when he actually held the West cards. "If this hand can be beaten," said Bowie to himself, "my partner must have one of the black aces, and it's up to me to lead that suit before declarer's singleton goes off on the jack of diamonds. "South has only two diamonds and either six or seven hearts, hence at least four black cards. If South has a singleton club and three spades, he doesn't have anything close to a two bid. But if South has a singleton spade and three or four top clubs, he could have something close to his.bids.' 1 Having worked it out. Bowie led (he king of spades and defeated the slam. If he had led any other suit, South would have discarded his spade on dummy's jack of diamonds and would thus have made the vulnerable slam. an American doll living in Burma. They finish a scene under Alaa Dwan's direction in which a baby elephant, gussled up in -the tail region with a red bow of ribbon, ambles off the stage. When the next scene with Ryan is shot, Dwan confides to Barbara that her leading man is nervous about the elephant. "This must be a gag," she whispers to me. It is—and it's not in the script. For a second, it appears that Rayn is crossing the stage with great dignity as the script specifies. In the next moment, however, he prankishly hoists his coattails to reveal the elephant's red ribbon pinned to the seat of his pants. He hops up the stairs In jumbo fashion' to the roars of Barbara and the crew. That's one scene, kiddles, that moviegoers will never see. "MONFLEET" is underway on the MGM lot and I look on as Fritz Lang plots an action scene in which Stewart Granger causes a team of horses to run away with Joan Greenwood by firing a shot at George Sanders. The sequence is set against a huge, circular backdrop painted to suggest the lonely British moors. Because of limited soundstage space, there is some difficulty in getting the horses to charge down the hill with the proper amount of wild snorting and mane-tossing. When an assistant director complains to one of .the wranglers in charge of the horses, I hear the equine experts mutter: "What do they expect at these prices — Trigger, Champion and Rex, King of the wild horses?" Richard Todd, as Peter Marshall, is preaching a sermon about the sanctity of marriage on the set of "A Man Called Peter." The interior of Atlanta's Westminster Presbyterian Church has been duplicated for the screen biography of the religious leader. *Rie pews in camera range art filled with extras in their Sunday best but in the back row, out of camera range, sits a show girl in an abbreviated .costume who haa wandered onto the set from another sound stage. She's asked to leave, as Todd ad libs: "How do you think Marilyn Monroe, dnlngr a hot, silling number, would feel if she looked out and saw Billy Graham watching her?" J5 Ytart Ago In Blythiville — Mrs. Ruth Lawhorn of Steele, Mo., was guest yesterday of Mr. and Mrs. John F. Helnmiller. Franklin T. Puckett of Johesboro is conducting a series of lectures on the Bible and the history of the Church of Christ at the local Church of Christ this week. Miss Ruth Mclmiis of Charleston, S. C., field worker for the national organization of Business and Professional Clubs, will be guest speaker for the Blytheville group at Hotel Noble Monday night. Dr. H. A. Taylor spent yesterday in Lake Village. Mrs. R. N. Hill and her daughter, Mrs. R. E. Blaylock, spent yesterday in Memphis with Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Faulkner. A ST. PETERSBURG man and his wife have been convicted of cruelty for letting 12 dogs starve to death. The item doesn't say whether they're Republicans or Democrats. — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. A GEOLOGIST says the world is three billion years old. And it still acts like an adolescent or a small child in a temper tantrum. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. In Portugal Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Capital of Portugal 7 is one of this .country's important crops 13 Exaggerate 14 Form a notion 15 Magician's talk 7 Two-footed animals 8 Fruit drink 9 Unit of reluctance 10 Indo-Chinese region 11 Girl's name 12 Period of time 19 Expire . 21 Develops 31 Raced ,, „ 22Musical note 37 And (Fr.) 16 Basque game 23 Electrica i unlt 38 Per user 17 Abstract 25Cictrlx 20 Sardinia (ab.) 26Co]orlea a positive response to the opening two bid, but tills wasn't the right time to use the Blackwood Convention. The trouble was thnt South didn't know whether to bid five or six even after he found out how many aces his partner had After North's raise to three learU, South should have made a cue bid in one of the minor Milts, North would .go back .to hoai-Ls, and South could then bid the othar mloor «* M * MrtiMt 21 Plaited 25 Steeple 28 Hebrew ascetics 32 Solicitude 33 Jump 34 Century plant 35 Flower container 36 Melts down, a: fat 40 Removed 41 Vaporized 43 Cushion 48 Consumed 47 Artificial language 50 Arrayed 53 Motive 56 Rounded 57 Well-born 58 Kind of dog 59 Expunger DOWN 1 Easy gait 2 Russian n«me 3 Harden* 4 Brought (ab.) 5 Poem 6 Persian water j 27 Press 29 Masculine appellation 30 Facility 39 Perched 40 From 42 Coalesce 43 Touches lightly 44 On the sheltered side 45 Filth 47 Devotees 48 Governmental grant 49 Heavy blow 51 Seine 52 Summer (Fr.) 54 Ever (poet.) 55 Collection of sayings n liT ft

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