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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, November 29, 1955
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f AGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY. NOVKMRKR 29, 1055 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THM COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publish* BARRT A. HAINGS, Editor. AulsUnt Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Uiniger Sole N»tion»l Advertising Repre«ntatlve«: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chlcijo, Detroit, AtUnt*. MemphU. Entered u «*ccnil rtiss matter at the post- office it Blythevllle, Arkansu, under act of Con- fress, October I, W7. Member of The Associated Pica SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BIyheville or any •uburtan town where carrier »enice ti maintained. 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. »S.SO per year. »3.50 for six months. 52.00 for three monthts: by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS It from his home the lad that day His Jive small loaves had (ailed to take, Would Christ have wrought—can any say— * * * This miracle beside the lake? —Margaret Preston BARBS A Los Angeles doctor told the Western Orthopedic Association that the hula dance is "a universal therapy ior backaches." Good lor the shakes, too. * * * Folks who can't push themselves away from the table wind up with a figure ate—too much. * * * If store keep on opening the Christmas season earlier and earlie, ol' Santa will be stumbling over the Thanksgiving turkey. * * ¥ lots of folks laugh and grow fat and then find H Isn't so funny. * * * At least a college course in pharmacy may lead to jerking sodas and making sandwiches. * * * An Onto itlckup man finally got a good dow of his own medicine. He wu stuck up for fin yean. Giddap—Whoa in Congress Back in 1946 Congress passed a law aimed at streamlining its operations. A huge cut was made in the number of regular standing committees, and other changes followed. Things were looking up for one of the world's most inefficient organizations. The promise of better times was short-lived. With the total of its full committees sharply reduced, Congress began slowly to enlarge the number of its subcommittees to compensate. So today there are 235 reguglar standing and joint committees, against 230 in 1946. The House Agriculture Committee finds its necessary to maintain 14 separate subcommitees, one for each major crop. If this kind of thing keeps up one may discover in 1966 that there is a Subcommittee on Blueberries and a Subcommittee on Timothy. • Recently the National Planning Association, aided by a Ford Foundation grant, made an exhaustive comparison between Congress and the British parliament. Naturally enough, Dr. George Galloway, who made the study, found many important differences, some of them inevitable, some to our advantage, some not. The study caused the highlight again what students of parliamentary systems regard as the major shortcomings of Congress. One, obviously not cured, is the rabbit-like multiplication of commitees. Another is the time-wasting practice of hearing key witnesses on major bills before first a House and then a Senate committee. Such hearings should be joint. Another great time-waster is the habit of having endless House roll calls which consume hours of valuable effort. A push-button voting system would vastly shorten House balloting. Congress currently operates as a kind of gradoise city council for the District of Columbia. The job long ago should have been delegated to the district itself. And the lawmakers deal annually With countless so-called private bills affecting immigration, naturalization and other matters which ought to have no place in the legislative halls. Many of these points have been made before, but they merit repetition. It's not a matter of creating a body that will satisfy an efficiency expert. It is a matter of molding Congress into an agency which can really keep pace with the fast-growing nation for which it makes the laws. There is no place for n horse-and- buggy Congress in the jet age. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Senators Were Had Three United States senators, by a simple act of charity, practically started an international Incident »nd looked everything but Intelligent themselves. The three, Senators Saltonstall, Stennlj and McCellan, were in Egypt about to pay a highly delicate call upon Premier Nasser. According to Mr. Saltonstall, "there were about twenty or thirty people crowded onto the front steps. Among them was this dwarf, pestering us, talWng a blue itrealc in Arabic and Jingling this tin box. What were we going to do? The thought when through my mind that this was an Egyptian charity and that a polite way to get out of the difficulty was to drop some coins in the box. I did not have any coins, but Senator Stennis had three coins in his hand. Like a good Yankee, I did not take the biggest one and I did not take the littlest one. I took one piaster, worth about three cents, and put it into the box and we went on in to see the Prime Minister. Senator Stpnnis and I had a little laungh that a Massachusetts Reepublican should take money from a Mississippi Democrat without even asking." But the senators didn't laugh long. The dwarf's tin box was part of a collection for Egyptian armaments. And Senator saltonstall was alarmed when the New York Times said the contributions were "downright fantastic" and "directly opposed to American policy." Maybe the whole matter amounts to little. But we wonder whether Senator Saltonstall's explanation isn't indicative of the thinking of the United States government through all the last thirty years of give-aways. Has it looked carefully into each tin box or has it been so bothered by the jabbering and the press of the crowd and the strange tongues that "the polite way to get out of the difficulty" was to approriate a few millions without asking any of us?—Green Bay (Wis.) press- Gazette. Giddap, Deer The fastest hunting dog we've heard tell of was a coon hound of lightning speed. One day, he met his match. He sniffed the trail of Crazy Coon- known throughout the Southeast woods as the fastest animal afoot. It was a race to the end. The old coon got faster and faster in his sprint through the pines. The old hound was hot in pursuit. Faster faster, faster, finally, the dog's master saw his best friend meet a bitter end. It ia told that the race got so fast that he coon ran ou from under the striped rings on his back, and they slipped over the old dog's neck and choked him to death. Now that hunter's tale may compare with the best of the fisherman's lot, but It doesn't hold a light to the new weapon being unveiled by a group of scientlst-turn-hunters on a South Georgia expedition. Dressed in jungle garb, complete with head- lanterns, and carrying walkie-talkies, the scientists did all their safari work at night. Weapon: An air-gun. Ammunition; a drugged daxt. One man with the alrgun sights a good deer, shoots it in the hip, and then reports on the animal's location and general direction to the other crew members by means of his walkie-talkie. To the deer the sting is no worse than the bite of a deerfly. But it takes him about an hour and a hall to "sleep it off". Now this project was launched in order to find a way to restock Georgia forests deer could not be captured by the popular boxtrapping method, and that importing deer from other regions costs much. But when and If the special air rifle and darts are placed on the market, the hunters can take It easy. After pumping the game with a dart, he can tie the animal to a tree, take a nap himhelf while his prety is sleeping off the dope, and then ride it home.—La Orange (Ga.) Daily News. Wild Blue Yonder The Air Force has announced that there's definitely no such thing as a flying sauce, but it has revealed plans to build a sensational disc- shaped jet plane that will resemble one. Apparently the Air Force found In public delusion a very stimulating idea indeed, and decided that if there were no saucers then one would just have to be produced. The next time the American people start seeing things that aren't there, they may hesitate to say anything about it—because it could cost them money. The Air Force used to boast that "the impassible takes a, little longer." but apparently not too much longer these days. Something may have to be done about the high cost o( hallucinations.—Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY I'm going to do everything In my power to be a good American . . . everything in my power to destroy communism, — Otho G. Bell, repentant turncoat GI, Ireed from Army guard house on court order following Supreme Court decision. Thee Tact is that while I love n jjlass of beer or ft very dry Martini, I don't drink enough to make » bavn owl happy— Arthur Godfrey in a magazine article. With agriculture in the present depressed tmri downhill condition, farm Income Is dwindling, the barn Is burning down Mid Ezra Taft Benson (agriculture secrete. ry) want-s to wait until January. —Rep. Harold D. Cooley (D., N.C.). # * * The task of the Democratic party is to make "prosperity and peace" not n political slogan but an active search for R belter America and a better world.— Adlfli Stevenson aa he announces he ia candidate for the presidential nomination. 'Let's Put It in His Glove—For Luck' Peter Edson's Washington Column- 'Intruder at Ikes Farm Wanted To Get on TV; Cabbies All Alike By DOUGLAS LARSEN And KENNETH 0. GILMORE NJEA Staff Correspondents GETTYSBURG, Pa. — (NEA)— State police guarding Ike's farm grabbed a man climbing through the fence where the prize Black Angus were grazing. When they questioned him he blamed It all on his wife. He said she had egged him on ; to sneak in, touch one of Ike's bulls and use that as the reason for getting on the TV show called "I've ,Gqt A Secret." They were willing to let him touch one 01 the bulls after the explanation, but he said he had changed his mind. Cab drivers here, same as all over the world, take their politics seriously. The one that met movie-TV actor Robert Montgomery at the airport the other morning demanded some basic changes in American foreign policy. "Now you tell the President that we've got to slap down the Russians harder than we have," he kept insisting. Montgomery promised to take It up through the proper channels. Robert Montgomery Is TV adviser to the. President and flew in from New York to help set up a suitable studio for some film-TV reports Ike will make soon. His presence has caused a sensation second only to Ike's being here. Kids swarm around him for autographs. Waitresses get tongue-tied when he sits at their tables. Shoppers ogle him in the streets. He takes it all in stride. Works like a beaver with the TV cameramen and technicians making sure lights and mikes are just right. Jokes with reporters. Appears to really know the TV proluction business. It's a small-bore mystery exactly where and how the grocery shopping is done for the Eisenhowers. Previously Mamie would drop • in on the big Acme Supermarket downtown and pick up what she needed. But the manager of the store. Chuck Neibert, insists he doesn't know if the Eisenhowers are his customers now, or not. A clerk volunteers the hunch that a Secret Service man comes in every o f her day end does all the food buying. Visitors who fly into the local airport to see the President can judge for themselves what protocol rating they have, depending on whether the local fire truck hr.s corne out from town to meet them. If it's not there the visitor knows he has something less than cabinet rank. It's only a 2200-foot, rolling grass strip and when any plane with more than one engine lands there's apparently some small element of danger present. That's the reason for the fire truck. Needless to say, th3 truck is always on deck when Ike ilys in or out. They say the take-offs are more frightenings than the landings. Looks like you're flying right into the grove of trees at the end of the strip. Every women's sewing circle, bridge club and ladies' auxiliary in town is dying to invite Mamie for a tea or luncheon. But strict word has come out of the White House office that anything like this is forbidden, for many weeks at least. Doctors are still worried about the First Lady's condition and check her as regularly as Ike. In spite of the smiling, confident appearance she made on TV during Ike's arrival in Ashing ton the report was that she was very tired the Doctor Says — EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D, Written for NEA Service I am not familiar with tiny fig-j urpfi on the frequency of Mcniere'si disease but evidently this must, be.! extremely common and perhaps is! getting more so. j Certainly. I get many inquiries| about it and many letters also' from people who complain of attacks of dizziness or buzzing or ringing In the ears some of whomj may also be suffering from Me- j niere's syndrome. j Of course, not all of those who! have ringing and buzzing in the • ears have this condition, but some of them may, even though they have not yet learned that the cause is considered to be Mcniere's disease. The seat of the difficulty almost certainly lies d^ep in the ear. It is commonly believed that there is an accumulation of fluid or dropsy i in the deep portion of the ea r I called the labyrinth. This condi-j lion does not often develop in! young people but past, the age of! 45 it becomes increasingly com-; mon; since there are more of us in j the later years, of life than there used to be it would certainly not be surprising if Mcniere's disease was actually more common than it used to be. Recently, I have learned of ft new theory on the of this condition. This theory, which is based or. some careful studies, suggests that it Is the result of a chronic progressive neuritis in the labyrinth with the formation of a kind of crop of blisters. The theory also proposes thnt the symptoms ore the result of fore" king: of these j blisters from lime to time. Whether correct or not, I do not know. Anywny, apparently some pn tlcnts who drink a lot of fluids and far from being in robust health. Expense of setting up the White House press room in what used to be a combination town hall and gymnasium is being taken care of by Henry Scharf, manager of the Gettysburg Hotel. The room is a part of the hotel. Henry Is going to turn It into a ballroom when the press, is through with it. That's the way he's writing off the cost. Gettysburg will be a good rest cure for the reporters who covered Ike through the Denver stay. There were plenty of night life attractions in Denver. But there are only early movies here. Closest nigl." club to town is in Hanover, Pa., about 15 miles away.j lice's neighbors on adjoining, farms have bee-- complaining bitterly about low beef prices. They hope that when he finds out about 1 it from the man who runs his farm, Ivan Fcnster, that the President will ask his secretary of agriculture to do something about the situation. It passed practically unnoticed but young, tempestuous Pennsylvania Governor George M. Leader did not take part in the brief wel-, coming ceremony for the Eisen- howers. Regardless of political af-j filiation it's customary for the governor of a state to welcome the President of the U.S. aboard on: such an occasion. Especially since Leader has a farm of his own not| far from here. Apparent reason for Leader's ab-i sence is the fact that the White' House is still scorched over Leader 1 saying that the GOP had "under-1 world" links in a speech in California in September. Pennsylvania Republicans refer to Lender a? "a short-pants politicial upstart." Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Ry ERSKINE JOHNSON NE.\ Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — iNEA) - Exclusively Yours: Tyrone Power and Eva Gabor are lighting up the sky around New York and pals who were doubtful at first are now predicting marriage- . .Kathryn Gray son. and Mario Lanza are talking; about doing another musical together. Her illness isn't, serious but h..j left her in n weakened condition, the real reason why she wasn't up to doing "Port Afri- que" overseas . . . John Wayne's young teen-aged, son. Pat. is now leading his pappy in the popularity poll list of Motion Picture magazine! "LORD V'NITY" may be on the shelf at 20th Century-Fox, but Bob Wagner isn't. Loan-outs for "A Kiss Before Dying" and Para mount's "The Mountain," says Bob, don't mean he's made his last film for*»ihe studio that zoomed him to stardom. "I saw Darryl Zamick the other night," he says, "and everything's great. I- doesn't look as ii we'll do 'Vanity* but Zanuck said he was readying a picture for me. I hope it's another western." Bob's beaming over the chance to do some high powered emoting with Spencer Tracy in "The Mountain" but, since returning from the French Alps, where most of the picture was shot, and a week's stay in Parr he's frowning about the romantic department. "What's happened?" he says. "There's a Hg shor'age of dolls in Hollywood. That's what the man said, girls. All scorned to be serene. But aa H pal insists: "They buttle Dragnet style—In whispers." EYEBKOIV-UFTI.VG q U 0 t « a from a British scribe's interview with Edmund Purdom, who replaced Marlon Brando in "The Egyptian" nnd who seems to be very Brando-minded these days: "I sometimes wonder if it's worth while? In Hollywood, I was always cooperative. I did things in one take, but they spread all sorts of stories about my being: { difficult. Maybe it's better to do 35 takes like Marlon Brando In a scene. Then you're called brll- liiint." \Vh;it Brando will be calling Purdom, I'm sure, will be unprintable. Burt Lancaster's paging Gene Tierney for his film version of George Bernard Shaw's "The Devil's Disciple." . . . Most exciting celluloid of the year: The bobsled and jet plane rides "you" take in "Cinerama Holiday." Both are spine-crackers. . . . Edward G. Robinson's "Black Tuesday," held up by the British censors for months because f its high content of violence, was finally okayed | for showings in London. But yards and yards of the rough stuff was cut out of the picture. TH!S IS HOLLYWOOD. Mrs. Jones: Line given by his press agent to 10-year-old actor Richard Eyer after a date with Zsa Zsa Gabor's 8-year-old Prancesca: "She's just like her mother. She wants me to trade in my American bicycle on a foreign job." Even after .a couple of earlier spats, Jack Webb and Dorothy Towne surprised Hollywood with news of their latest domestic woes. ding diagram, any ranking expert would make the grand slam by means of the triple coup. Dummy wins the first trick with the Rce of spades, and the ace of hearts is taken. Declarer gets to his hand by ruffing a spade in order to draw another round of trumps with the king. Since West discards a spade on the second trump, the situation is all too clear. South must now find some way of preventing the loss of a trump trick to East's jack. South must plan to ruff twice more in his own hand, after which the lead must be placed in the dummy. Eventually East's trumps will be picked up even though dummy cannot lead a trump through him. After drawing the second round of trumps with the king. South continues with a club to the dummy and a club ruff. He gcs back to dummy with a top diamond tc ruff another club, and then dummy is re-entered with the second top diamond. Now dummy continues to lead high clubs through East until he trumps. Whenever East trumps the party is over since South can overruff and take the rest of the tricks. find that an attack comes on a few hours afterwards — probably because of the increased accumulation of fluid in the labyrinth. This has given a clue leading to the use of some forms of treatment aimed at cutting down the intake of fluids or removing excess fluids from the body. Several medical treatments, such) :is the use of histamine or atropin. have met with some favor and surgery also has be netried with varying degrees of success. For many people with Meniere's disease treatment brings some, but not complete relief. In discussing this common and distressing condition a word might be said about the control of balance in the human body. There are three parts to this: the eyes which can observe such things as steps nnd the position of the feet on them, the sense of position in the legs themselves called (he propriocentive system, and a system of canals in the internal part of the oar. The proper functioning of nil of these parts of the body are needed to maintain a perfect sense of balance such as is neccssasy In accurate walking, climbing or running. The eyes nnd the proprio- oeptive .system are not affected by Meniere's disease. NEVER see a big tent GO up thnt it doesn't recall the old Recipath ChauUuqun, — a solid week of entertainment by jugglers, concert artists, Swiss bell ringers, lecturers and the full-feathered Indian Chief Who made the annual crack about it getting its nnme trom his mother-in-law, "she-talk-away." — Tallahassee Democrat. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Triple Trump Coup Explained By OSWALD JACOBS Written for NEA Service You sometimes re;id in the text books of a grnnd slam that can be made onl; by what is known as a triple coup. If you came to the conclusion that such hands never actually came up in play, you wouldn't be far wrong. Just WEST AK 109853 • 1092 NORTH (D) 29 * A7 VA * AK84 A A K 10 7 5 3 EAST AQ.M2 VJ982 * J7 4Q84 SOUTH VKQ106543 • Q653 Both sides vul. East South West 3* •I » 7V Pass Pass Pass Pass 2V 3V IV Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—# 8 ..uch a hand did. however, turn up in the match between Norway nnd Italy this year In the European Championships. Both teams actually stopped short at six hearts, but both trembled on the verge ot bt'ding the grand slmn. If the grnnd shm had been bid,"as shown in the bid' Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Diamond Pass 1 Heart Pass 9 You, South, hold: 4A J.73 VAK5 *AK1062 *4 What do you do? A—Bid two spades. With 19 points in high cards and fine distribution you must fore* to same once your partner has responded in one of your good suits, TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold:, AA,n VAK53 •A K 10 6 2 4*4 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Hollywood .hears that Jacklo Gleason will shelve The Honeymooners as a weekly stanza to play a new western character, Oklahoma Idaho . . . When Dick Haymes warbles "Why Not Taka All ot Me?" he could nmost dedicate the number to Uncle Sam's tax collectors. They're now taking one-third of his weekly salary for unpaid taxes. The Witnet: Tennessee Ernia Pord about a fading, but still spotlighted, cinema queen: "I don't know how old she Is. but she's al that age when teeth are optional equipment." LITTLE LIZ The girls wt» «or Mwproo* lipstick usuolly oren't. »HU* 75 Years Ago In Blythevllle Mrs. E. A. Goodrich has announced the marriage of her daughter, Dorothy Eleanor, to Charles Ray Newcqmb, which was solemnized at the Methodist Church in Benton Sunday afternoon. Mr. and Mrs. Kendall Berry U'ere attendants. Mr. and Mrs. Freeman Robinson will spend the Thanksgiving holidays in KnoxviUe. Tenn. with Mrs. Robinson's father, P. C. Simpson. Mrs. J. P. Friend is ill of appendicitis at her home on Holly street. IF THAT SAYING was true that everyone talks about the weather but no one does anything about it, there'd be a lot of cracked engine blocks. — Jackson (Miss.) state Times. Bandleader Answer to Previous Puzzle. ACROSS 1 Bandleader —i- Kenton, 5 He features name guests on his program 8 He is on 2?v -~3= a ,e 4 Closest 57 Scottish sheepfold 58 Pace DOWN 1 Blow with open hand 2 Ancient Irish capital 5 Small pastries 12 Wash 13 City in Oklahoma 14 Persian prince ° J,? ei ? 15 Region 7 cloth mender 16 Rot flax by 8 Demigods 9 Persian poet 10 Forefather 11 Very (Ft.) 19 Worthless table scrap 21 Stockings exposure 17 Unusual •18 Talking bird 20 Odd jobs 22 Bitter vetch 23 Garden implement 24 Wave top 27 Dinner sweet 31 Rave 32 Challenge 33 Narrow inlet 34 Self-esteem 35 Hardens 36 Against 37 Perfume 39 Strengthen 40 Meadow 41 Perch 42 Young girl 45 Tendencies 49 One time 50 Also 52 Gaseous clement 53 One who (suffix) 54 Make a mistake 95 Movie star, —— Andrew! M Weights ot 24 Indian 25 Tatters 26 Son of Seth s (Bib.) 27 Palm fruit 28 Sea eagle 29 Observance 3d Kite pan 32 Liquor vessel 35 Dirk 36 Is present 38 Church officials 39 Courtesy title . 41 Shop 42 Lichen 43 Poker stake 44 Froster 46 Tidy 47 Completed 48 Fillip 51 Native metal 37. 5 t 7 BT 10 30

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