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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 13, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 13, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl OODBira NIWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINM, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D HUMAN, AdYertlilng Man»ger Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago Detroit. Atlanta, Memphli ' Entered u aecond class matter at the post- oltlci »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Oon- pew. October », U17. Member of Th« Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the cltj of Blytheville or any luburban town «her« carrier service li maintained, 25c per week By mall within a radius o! 50 miles. J6.50 pel year. »3.50 for sir months. »2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile tone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. The newspaper Is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS It is not rood to accept the person of the wicked to overthrow the righteous In judgment. — Prov. 18:5. God bears with the wicked, but not forever. — Cervantes. BARBS Two teen-age girls were arrested for stealing rouge and lipstick from an Indiana drugstore. Now they have something to make up for. # * * When you can't even hang on to it while you're living, it's no wonder they say you can't take it with you. * ¥ ¥ Pencils sold i* the U. S. yearly total about 150,000,000. It's a good thing most of them have erasers. J» * * It won't be Ion? until life in the country will agree much too well with relatives from the city. * # * A girl with the most beautiful back was picked at a Florida resort. We'll bet she grinned and bared it. The Two-Party System Politicians usually extol the two- party system most vigorously when they are out of office, since without it they'd have no hope of getting back. Those already in aren't too ready to concede that the state or nation might ever need anybody else. Privately, however, all but the most rabid partisans, whether in or out of office, know that the two-party system operates uniquely to meet this country's shifting needs. As the years pass old problems are solved and new ones arise. The popular mood runs from demanding sweeping change to asking for a quiet period of consolidation. Sometimes parties and candidates are shrewd enough not only to see the change but to adapt themselves to it. When they can manage this, they often can hold onto political power, longer than they otherwise might. But sooner or later every party runs into an altered mood or a new batch of problems which it isn't equipped to deal with. When the Democrats took office under Franklin D. Roosevelt in 1933, they were the big broom sweeping hard. Abrupt changes wore made and the people approved. Then slowly the mood grew more cautious, and it was reflected in Republican congressional victories in 1938 which helped check further sweeping action. Had war not loomed in 1940, the election story might have been different. But guesswork on that score is foolish, since war and its prelude brought a host of totally new problems and the Democrats convinced American voters once again that their party had the best answers. It was the same in 1944. By 1948 many things had changed. Two years earlier people had showed strong signs of wanting new leadership. But then doubts developed, and the voters turned back to the Democrats for the fifth straight time. Not until 1952, when the magnetic personality of Dwight D. Eisenhower put a different slant on things and a fresh cup of problems like the Korean war developed, did Americans finally cast th« Democrats aside and vote for GOP leadership in the White House. Most observers think the people voted the Republicans in not only to deal with their new problems but to earn a "quiet time," a period free from too much change and internal strife. Such a period would allow for consolidating gains, for tidyinjf up, for adjusting balance b,e- tw«en various conflicting forces. Th« historians might very likely say that President Eisenhower has accom- plithtd theM things, has brought stability and calm and unity into American life. But of course the problems do not stop developing, no matter who holds the White House. The Soviet challenge has changed frym military to economic. The farmer has fallen on poorer times. The nation's growth has posed countless difficulties in housing, schools, hospitals, highways. As always, the people want solutions. Few Republicans who understand the ways of the voter could imagine he would be content indefinitely with "stability" when difficulties are piling up. The 1956 election naturally will show how great the popular pressure for new solutions may or may not be. Any party wanting to play it safe had best be prepared not merely with promising answers for the future, but with a record of action. Letters to The Editor— Dear Sir: I am taking this method to thank an International organization for the service it has rendered me and my family, the Eted Cross. During the month of March, all of us are being called on to contribute funds to this organization. Many of us have been asked to contribute our time toward the solicitations of these funds. It would be my sincere hope that, everyone would take stock of the many services this organization has rendered the many millions of people of this world. My first contact with the Red Cross was at the Port of Embarkation, Camp shank*, N. Y. in 1943. We were given small packages of pencils, paper, playing cards and other things that would be needed on our trip overseas. While on board the Andes, a New Zealand ship, we still had the services of the Eed Cross in the way of some food and small items that were needed for our trip. These things were not too valuable but, looking back now, I can see that they had a lot of meaning. Immediately upon docking at Liverpool, England, we were again contacted by the Red Cross and also upon boarding the train to my assigned base. During the short time I wa» In England, we had weekly visits at our Base for coffee, doughnuts, etc. I never thought too much about receiving these small Items, I Just accepted it. Si* weeks after arriving In England, I was shot down over occupied France and managed to evade capture for about six months. At the first civilian prison the local French Red Cross contacted me. I was not permitted to use their service because of my status as a prisoner. Forty-seven dayi later on a train to Paris, a* a prisoner of war, I received food from the French Red Cross. During this time this food was of great value because the diet I was on had caused my weight to drop to about 110 pounds, which was a loss of 70 to 80 pounds. So any little amount of food could not b« valued in dollars and cents. Prom Paris, Trance, to Weisbaden, Germany, I received both French and German Red Cross help. I was then turned over to the military authorities at which time I received food and clothing parcels, cigaretes. tobacco, soap, tooth brush, etc. This was a well planned program. Then for about nine months in several different prisoner of war camps these supplies wer« available on a very limited basis but nevertheless were life sustaining as I gained about 30 pounds during this period. In 1945, the Russians were closing in on the east and other allied forces closing in on the west. Everything that moved In Germany was being bombed and straffed. The Red Cross markers protected^us. There was continuous supervision by the International Red Cross representatives In the camps and also on forced marches. These workers risked then- lives efforts to help us. When German transportation failed, trucks were dispatched from Switzerland. These trucks were loaded with food which followed us on our forced marches from February, 1945 to May, 1945. From extreme Northern Germany to Southern Germany during one period of 13 days, the Germans supplied us with % loaf of bread and about 1 pint of soup, tinder guard, we could not steal much except livestock feed such as barley and oats, which, If boiled, are edible. The Red Cross provided the major amount of food. During the two years I was in occupied French, Belguim, German, British, Canadian, Europe I received direct aid from the American, Yugoslavian and Swiss Red Cross. There were pro- .bably others that I do not remember at this time. I would not want to forget the aid and comfort that was given to my family at home providing contact through the International Red Cross and the local representatives. There were prisoner of war clubi and meetings wherein parents, jdves and close relatives could discuss with one another the circumstances in which members of their families were being detained by enemy force*. Personal parcels sent to prisoner! were «uper- vlsed by the American Red Cross. I never received one of these parcels due to the limited tran- •portation in Germany; however, thl» was of no fault of the Red Cross. In clo«lng, I would like to say that the Red Cross organization has done more lor me than I can ever do for it. I Jeel they are responsible for me being alive today. Very truly yours, R. L. Halsell jr. SO THEY SAY The president playi golf the way a man ought to—he ain't thinking about nothing but golf. He don't say much. He mostly Just sayi what club he wants and then smacks the ball.—Johnny Quyton, who caddled for Ike during nil recent vacation at Thomasville, O«. ¥ * * Neither tide can contemplate a iltuttlon In which either the use or threat to UM armed might can result In anything but mutual tragedy, — Harold fitassen, President Elsenhower's disarmament adviser, on the "ultimate wtapon," the Intercontinental ballsUct mlMll*, Come Out, Come Out, Whenever You Are Efskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD ,NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Holly•wood and Grape VINE: The Broadway play hit that became a 1939 movie and i 1955 TV spectacular. "The Women," was a plot without men. The ladies talked about them but the gents were never seen It's "The Women" again in a movie remake titled "The Opposite Sex," but this time there will be men in the cast. A manless world was a trick, but this time Hollywood's taking a more realistic :':and. Says Pay Kanln, who wrote the new screenplay: "You can't play a love scene alone." Peter Edson's Washington Column — Capital Boomed with Ikes ( Yes; Washington Parties Getting Larger By DOUGLAS LARSEN And KENNETH O. GttMORE NBA Staff Correspondent* WASHINGTON — (NEA) I^e's "yes" announcement broke the party pall which has been caused by a combination of Lent, the lobbying probe and an exodus of the spenders to the Caribbean. Eric, the town's best^known headwaiter, reports: "It's a relief to see people smiling again and having more than one cocktail before lunch. Everybody's back in a celebrating mood." "I was about ready to take a vacation myself," says a prominent caterer. "But the day after the President said he'd run again my orders to handle parties tripled." Same reports from all over. Ike's decision also brought a sudden boom to the real estate and building business in town according to Munroe Warren who has been providing shelter for politicians for 30 years here. "Overnight, people began renewing leases, looking for new houses in the $40,000 class and planning a lot of r—nodeling," he reports. "This always happens here when an administration thinks it is going 'to be around for another four years," he adds. Gen. Harry Vaughan, former President Truman's coloriul military aide and crony, is just as chipper as ever. "Life must be pretty dull these days," said an old friend of Harry's at a recent cocktail party, "haven't seen your name in the headlines for more than three years now." "That's the price I pay for being a good boy," Vaughan shot back. . Whoever is elected president next November will have to go through the routine of taking two oaths of office in 19571 A president's, term ends at noon on Jan. 20 with no exceptions, according to the Constitution. Next year that date happens to fall on a Sunday, but the public inauguration ceremony Is planned for Monday, Jan. 21. If the president-elect doesn't take the oaUi before noon Sunday, the chief executive's job falls to the Speaker of the House of Representatives for 24 hours. Sen. Norrls Cotton (R-NH) notes that when the i Republican 80th Congress assembled, one of its leaders boasted, "We shall begin each day with a prayer and end It with a prohe." To this, Se.n Alben Barkley CD- Ky), a member of the present Democratic Congress, cracks: "Evidently its probes didn't go deep enough nor its prayers high enough." Parties are getting so big In the capital these days that special arrangements have to be made to prevent traffic snarls. When the Italian embassy gave a massive reception for President of Italy Giovanni Gronchl and his wife the other afternoon, a nearby parking lot was rented out for the event. Diplomatic chauffeurs never had It so good. A public address system, rigged from the embassy to the Doctor Says — By EDWIN t JORDAN, M.D. Written for NBA Service. Children, perhaps even more than grownups, not infrequent- Ulaii yiuwuupa, nub IUHG^UI-I-I.- **.,.••.- -—..-..— , ly develop strange and unjustified of lightning (astrapophobia) of •• • • -'- thunder, (ceraunophobia) and of fire (pyrophobia). A good many children (and adults also) are abnormally afraid of snakes (ophid- iophobla), cats (ailurophobia), or dogs (cynophobia). Not uncommonly people have. a fear of being shut up in a closed space (claustrophobia). It often seems as though small children commonly have aquapho- bia (fear of water) but not myso- phobia (fear of dirt). While on the subject I might say that batho- phobia does not mean what it sems to: it means fear of .great depths. There is little doubt that a real phobia or obsession Is torment for a child • as well as for an adult. Sometimes the fear completely fears. Sometimes it is extremely difficult to trace the origin ol such ears or phobias. Sometimes it is hard to know whether they are based on some unpleasant experience or are entirely imaginary. One mother recently wrote thai her 6-year-old son Is afraid to gc. anywhere. About four months ago he was In a drugstore with his father and suddenly said he was sick and wanted to go home." 'We think," the mother said, "h« was probably not feeling well because he had eaten too many cookiei. Our doctor gave him an examination and found nothing wrong. The boy seems a little nervous but Is bright. At first he would walk » little way from our house only but now he will go through town but we can't get him to go Inside a store or car or to go anywhere. He doesn't have playmates." This kind of problem Is by no means unusual. The chances are that It is perfectly normal and not a true phobia. It would seem likely that when this youngster does get playmates with whom , he is happy that his fear or unwillingness to go places will fade away. The writer of this inquiry goes on to ask for a discussion of phobias. There are many kinds of true phobias. In children one of the most common la fear of darkness which Is known technically «s nyctophobla. This Is almost unl- versal among children «nd a good many grownups do not seem to be able to get over It either tall building. Other common phobias are fear dominates the life of the person who is so unfortunate as to have It A phobia often seems slightly amusing to the outsider who is free of it but It Is a misery to the, victim. It 13 all very well to talk about phobias but what can be done for them? Sometimes t person with a phobia can reason himself out of the abnormal fear though this Is hard lo do with children. Another thing Is to avoid exposure to the fear. A person with acrophobia con u?u- nlly stay away from high places. A psychiatrist may be able to help if these two measures fall. AN OLDER generation of men used to carry the wife* picture In the back of the large watch he carried on the end ot the gold chain One of the more common across hta stomach. Nowadays hus- phoblns Is ncrophobin,. or a mor- bands carry pictures In their will- bid fear of height. Many people let, whew .she will b« comfortable; luve Into «nd do not like to look right next to hu money.—Kingsptrl down from t high mountain orj (Tinn.) Tinm the lot, notified the drivers when their passengers were leaving the party. But Peruvian Ambassador Don Fernando Breckemeyer is up with the newest wrinkle for his guests. When he sends out Invitations he includes a small road map showing how to reach the embassy which Is tucked away at the dead end of a side street. President Gronchi by the way, confided' to an aide that he was delighted Ike had decided to run again. Furthermore, the timing couldn't have been better. The press conference announcement took the lid off the embassy reception that same afternoon. With Ike com'irmed as a candidate, government officials and Republicans didn't h e s i t ate to convert this hand-shaking affair intf t celebra.lon. Happiest looking of the lot was Rep. Joe Martin (E-Mass) who arrived grinning from ear to ear. .. The mark of the really mature slab of rare roast beef on your plate while standing, or with plate party-goer is ability to cut a thick balanced on lap. But ' Indonesian Ambassador Moekarto Notowidigdo made everyone look like veteran party hands at a reception the other evening. He served roast beef so tender you could cut it with the handle of a spoon. If it's not some exotic Indonesian dish that the ambassador serves to hold his ranking among the best hosts in town, it's' something like supertender beef. Dessert, by the way. was apple strudel smothered in whipped cream. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Oreiru/f, With Worthiest Trump By OSWALD JACOB! Writte nfor NBA Service When you are given the chance to overruff declarer, do so with an otherwise worthless trump Don't be in a hurry to do so, however, if your trump will take a trick later, on. Restraint may pay bio, dividends. In today's hand, West had the chance to overruff' at the third trick. East began by taking the NORTH (D) 11 V104J ' «AKQ7 4AQJ8 CAST VAKJ«73 • 1085 SOUTH AAK10U WEST A J742 V95 • 984 47842 • JJ2 + K105 Neither <id* vul. Nortk la* SMth Weal 14> 1 ¥ 1 * Pau 24 PISI 14 Pan 44 Fas* Piu Pau Opening lead—VI king and ac» of hearts. When East next led the jack of rearts, South ruffed with the ten of ipadea. Was West to overruff with the jack of ipades or discard »me worthless club or diamond? If Weit overrutfs with the jack of spades, declarer can win any return and can then draw the rest of the trumps with the ace, king, and nine of at Aden. South easily wUu the "rut ol U* tricks, m«k- Hollywood's producers, directors and writers are debating the big question of revising the tttm censorship code. Some of the arguments: Jerry Wald of Columbia studio accuses producers who complain about the code of "impotence of imagination." All the great movie hits have been produced in complete conformity with the code, he says. . P. Hugh Herbert, author of "The Moon is' Blue," which did not receive a censorship seal of approval, calls the code "parochial and passe" and says it would require a professor of semantics to determine the meaning of certain phrases in the document. It's pretty well agreed in Movie- town, however, that changes will be made in the code to meet the growing competition of TV. It's A Definite Break between Ann Sothern and her "Private Secretary" TV producer. Jack Chertok. She's organizing her own company to produce another series . . . The late Al Jolson's famed home In Palm Springs was just purchased by Donald Duncan, the parking meter king, for 1100,000 Jack Benny celebrated his b day with the right nmnb«r of candle* on his cake—<B. Dinah Shore's hubby, George Montgomery, has formed a movie company to film a western, In which he will star . . . More movies like "Carousel" and Hollywood will be breaking the applause meter. A delightful version of the stage musical and even better than "Oklahoma!" I'll be rjvlnr you my annual Oscar predictions very soon but first a couple of notes about the March 21 Academy Award race It's a year of celluloid glory for the fat-and-40 set with Ernesl Borgnine's nomination for "Marty" and Anna Magnanl's for "The Rose Tattoo " Susan Hayward is at bat for the fourth time In the best actress race and Frank Sinatra was nominated as best actor for "The Man With the Golden Arm" a movie denied a film -Industry seal of approval. Shelley Wlnten received > valentine from ex-hubby Vlttorio Gassman but she says It wasn't bid for a possible reconciliation. "Good Old Charley Faye," a recent TV Kraft-Playhouse plot, will be filmed as a movie . . . Peter Lind Hayes and Mary Healy are spoofing drive-in movie theaters in their new act at the Sands Hotel in Vegas. They arrive on stage In a real auto. Hugh Marlowe will star in th» TV version of "The First Nighter," De onetime radio series that brought fame to Don Ameche. Sugh just wound up a road tour of ;he play, "Anniversary Waltz" . . . Mister Magoo, the movie's cartoon star, will appear In TV commercials now. Blr Crosby blinked when niece Cathy appeared on a local record, show and was asked to give her opinion of a new recording by Blng. Said young Cathy: "We kids don't dig my uncle :lng anymore. He's part of the past generation." * =r=i ' ' Guess she hasn't seen his latest r'aramount fllmusical, "Anything Does." Sign-of-the-times note? "The Trouble With Paradise" has juat been announced as * movie title. ing his game contract. Now see lhat happens If West refuses to overruff, South wins the third trick with the ten of spades South continues' by leading out the ace and king of spades, thus draw' Ing East's trumps. At this stage, West has. J-7 01 trumps, and South has 9-6. Hence West is sure to win two trump tricks to defeat the contract. By declining to overruff, Wes> kept his trump strength intact Meanwhile, the ruff weakened de clarer's trump strength. 75 Years Ago In Blythtville James Roy spent Sunday In Cotton Plant visiting his parenti, Mr. and Mrs. James Roy. Jonquils decorated the home of Mrs. W. J. Wunderlich when »h« entertained members of the Wednesday Afternoon Club and thret guests, Mrs. Chester Caldwell, Mr*. W. D. Chamblin and Mr». M. 0. Cook* Jr. Over 250 mothers and daughter* attended the Girl Scout banquet at the American Legion Hut lait night on the anniversary of tht founding of tha organisation. Mis* Frances Shouse acted as toutffll*- trese for the program which wu made up of tkltt by each •( th* troopi. L/TTLI L/Z Some people not only keep you from being lonely — rhty mokt you wish you were. «mA* LMJB Ymr Drink* BALTIMORE, Md. (JB — Arth« Fiynn, tap-room proprietor, la featuring two "Leap Year" oocktallt which he says are unbeatable for getting the job done. A gln-and-orange Juice concoction is advertised as making a girl "irresistible." A Scotch and vermouth on ice, says Flynn, will render a fellow "immovable." Thus far, no fellow and girl hav* come In at the same time to try their respectively recommended cocktails. Full-Time School i KALAMAZOO, Mich. «•) — A Western Michigan College professor says he thinks school children should attend classes all year round. Dr. L. Morris McClure says tha nine-month term was set when children were needed for farm work and Is outmoded, McClur* would eliminate summer vacation, replacing it with playtime activities such as camping and outdoor education In the school curriculum. Radio Actress Answer to Previous Puizjt ACROSS 1 Radio actress, Barbara -— 7 She is on a radio 13 Interstice . 14 Reluctant 15 Philippic 16 Prohibition era figure in Chicago 17 Anoint 18 Eats 19 Upper limb 21 Number 22 Tribunals 25 Mimic 27 Direction 51 Hawaiian pepper 32 Body of water . 33 Gibbon 14 Diminutive of Ltonard J! Signal ot distress 38 Iiland (Fr.) 37 Fall in drops 31 Compass point 40 Let it stand 41 Worm 43 Perched 45 Limicolint bird 48 Traniactions 52 Support 54 Type ot chin , btard U Adduce 5« Typ« of fur 57 Paused SI Accelerated •new DOWN 1 Philippine aervaiH 2 "Emerald Isle". 3 Bill part (zool.) 4 Australian marsupials 5 Senior 6 Scottish 7 Membranous pouch 8 Elude 9 Grumble 10 Press 11 Domestic slave 12 Observe! 50 Bulk! 21 Pesten 22 Hiirleit 23 Asserverate 54 Hindu queen 44 Idolize 26 Mexican 45 Mast laborer 46 Piece of 28 Dismounted baked clay 29 Bargain event ' 47 Ailments 30 Allowance 49 A-tipto* for waste 50 Smooth 38 Medicinal ball 51 Sow ' 40 Emits vapon 53 Crimson 42 Platform 54 German (ab.)

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