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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 1, 1955
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PAGf EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECKMBEn 1, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS OO. H, W. HAINE8, Publisher KARRT A HAINBS, Editor, Assistant Publisher ^ . HUMAN. Advertising M»n»ger goto Nationtl Adrertising Representatives: W»U»« Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphis. _ __ _ __ " " Entered as second class mstter at the post- office at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act ol Con- fTMB. October 9, 1»17. Member of The Associated Press _ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per jesr 13.50 for six months, »2.00 for three monthts: by msi! outside 50 mile lone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS The grave: and the barren womb; the e»rth that if not filled with water; and the fire that Kith not, It Is enough.—Prov. 30:16. # * * It is i port where the storms of life never beat. and the forms that have been tossed on its chafing waves lie quiet forevermore.—Chapin. BARBS H folks were as quick at getting started at their •work as they are getting tired of it, more things would get done. # * * We often think that some people drive with their bright lights on just so we can't see where we're going. * * * . It's all right for life to begin at 40, but do rheumatism and arthristis have to, also? # * * The large crop of fall apples has brought ciders again—but don't take it too hard. * * * All things conic to an end and the good or bad end depends on you. Peace Is the Issue The appeal to keep foreign policy out of politics is a pretty hardy perennial but but it isn't likely to do very well in the developing presidential campaign. As everyone knows, the "outs" liave got to have an issue unless they have an overwhelming advantage in the matter of candidate personalities. The Democrats, currently the "outs," have been searching "Cor the issue that would tell. Their early luck wasn't too good, but now the public opinion polls have come along to give them a cue. They show that by a ratio of about 5 to 1 the American people regard peace and related foreign policy questions as the overriding issue before this country. They may, of course, change their minds before the 1956 campaign waxes hot. Bui right now peace, not farm problems or taxes or anything else, is what interests the average voter. The Democrats obviously are only too happy to take up the subject. Many still smart from the heavy attacks Republicans delivered against them on foreign policy in former years. Others genuinely believe the GOP has done a very bad job in the field yet has managed to put a good face on it all. The Democratic task is not easy. They must begin by acknowledging that there is an absence of shooting, a condition many people equate quite simply with the word "peace". But they must try to suggest that this condition is in peril, that it stands on a shaky foundation. This effort the leading Democrats avowed 1956 candidate for the presidency, Senator Kefauver of Tennessee have now undertaken. Adlai Stevenson, and Governor Harriman of New York have all plunged in. They charge the Republicans with generating confusion, with "bungling" our diplomacy, with putting up a false -front that must surely crumble and expose our danger. Former President Truman even goes so far as to say we don't have a friend left in the world because of what the Republicans have done. If we accept the indications that peace is uppermost in people's minds, then it seems fair enough that foreign policy issues be debated—though not in terms which suggest to foreigners that a sort of political civil war is under way. Certainly the Republicans have made their share of mistake* during President Eisenhower's tenure in ofice. But the hintorial evidence indicates the Democrats made plenty of their own mistakes In the years December 1!)53. So fair-minded voters are not likely to be swaped by arguments which seek to convey that all sinning was on one side. Foreign policy is a very tricky field, and and no party has * mortgage on the programs and practices which will most ef- „ fcclively Mrv* thU rutiot. Versatile Maria Meneghini Callas is an American-born European-trained opera singer who in the past two seasons has taken Chicago by storm. Recently some process servers tried to take Miss Callas by storm, and they came out on the short end of a hurricane. Somebody had tried with dismal results to serve a summons on her at her Chicago hotel. The authorities called for reinforcements and eight servers marched to the opera house to do the job. They reckoned without the lady's versatility in combat. And she had reinforcements of her own. First she treated the servers to a verbal lasing in four or five different languages. Then her friends, admirers and professional associates gave the visitors a kind of high- grade bums' rush and the diva escaped to her dressing room. Her comments came through the door with operatic volume. They should have known beter than to tangle with an opera heroine. On stage They should have known better than most people know in a lifetime. VIEWS OF OTHERS Selection of Judges Most of the members of the U.S. Supreme Court "have not worked either long or laboriously as practicing lawyers or as state judges, or as judges of federal courts inferior to the Supreme Court," Senator Sam ErVin declared in a talk before the annual meeting of the N.C. State Bar last week. To which it might be added that the apparent reason for appointment of most of the high court justices was to get favorable rulings on administration-sponsored legislation. For example, there is hardly any question that the late President ' Roosevelt's criticism of the "old men" on the court resulted from their conservatism, as opposed to the "liberalism" represented by the "New Deal". If the court had been willing to go along with any kind of new legislation that was proposed, it seems likely that the President would have been glad to leave it alone. There seems to be little question now that Senator Ervin's criticism of the high Court is based in large measure on its school desegregation ruling, which is widely unpopular in the senator's home state. If the court had ruled differently, or if the majority of North Carolinians favored the new ruling, the competence of the justices might not be questioned. Senator Ervin's reasons are at least as logical as the late, great President's. His contention is that Supreme Court justices should have a solid background of practical experience with which to evaluate legislation on which they pass judgment. President Roosevelt's contention was that aging justices become too set in their ways and their manner of thinking to appreciate the value of new ideas. Senator Evviu's idea seems to be more in keeping with the traditional role of the Supreme Court as an Independent branch of government. Its purpose is not primarily to Implement new legislation but to determine whether it conforms with or violates the Constitution. It Is no place for "yes men". But Senator Ervin declares that "the majority of members of 'the Supreme Court during recent years have been either unwilling or unable to subject themselves to the restrain Inherent In the judicial process." What makes that important is that unless the Supreme Court ex-rcises retraint, there is no assurance that anyone else will do so. There lire three branches of government—executive, legislative and judicial. The executive and legislative brandies, by their very nature, are loaded with politics. That makes it all the more necessary for the judicial branch of government to evaluate legislation by some other standard— the Constitution—but sometimes It seems to make the standard fit the legislation rather than the other way around. As senator Ervin puts it, "On many occasion during the recent years the Supreme Court has to all Intents and purposes usurped the power of the Congress and the states to amend the Constitution." All of which strengthens the Senator's suggestion that It is "hiKh time" to consider whether the federal Constitution "outfit to ue amended" to assure that qualified men are selected to serve on the nation's highest court.—Lumberton uN. C.) Ro- bcsonian. Ah! Success! Old-Fashion Bouquet Herman stopped to tnlk with Ernest, an old buddy, while shopping the other day. Herman was surprised to seft from the Inbfils on the boxes Ernest carried that he had bough flowers, perfume, flnd lingerie. "What arc you buying things like that for?" he asked, "It's all right," Ernest snld. "Some men, when they get to middle age, start looking for greener pastures, but I... well, I thought I'd cultivate the one I have." The joke we don't rate loo highly, but the moral Is pretty nifty.—High Point (N. C.) Enterprise. SO THEY SAY I've gotten Just about everything else out of baseball a man could ask. All I'd like to hnve is a world Series game before I call it quits. —Cleveland's Bob Feller * * * Tile prospect (of new bloodshed, new sorrow) Is enough to make It look as if Rloomy twilight Is approaching—almast as if night wfire about to descend on the world.—Pope Pius XII. ¥ * * I am glad the doctors have given me a parole If not • purdon.—President Elsenhower returns «* WMhlnttcn. Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD By KKSKINE JOIINSOS' NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NAi - Ex clusively Yours: Hollywood's wandering- "whether it will be "Jack Webb's Klues" now. After paying; nearly $500,000 to iirst wife Julio London, he may haye to shell out another bundle to divorce-bound Dorothy Towne. . . . Zsa Zsa Gabor's said to be preparing a "tell all" book about her life and marriages. I wonder if she'll title it, "Will Success Spoil Conrad Hilton?" . . . Bob Hope bet make-up man Wally Wcslmore. $8.000 tn 31,000 that '^ing Crosby will not retire. Several days later Wally told Bob he mentioned the bet to Bins and Hope asked: "What did he say?" "All he said." replied Wally, ••was that he liked the odds." Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Annual Squabble Over Foreign Aid Beginning Early This Year By PETER EDSON > T EA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — <NEA) — The annual hassle over continuance of foreign aid is beginning earlier than usual. American technical experts and advisers at the Big Four Foreign Ministers Conference are coming back to town with dire shakes of the head. The word is that, insofar as the cold war is concerned, it's going to be a hard winter. It is predicted that every U.S. resource will be needed against international communism. From Gettysburg. ho\vever, comes the word that the Ui6. budget is to be balnnced this year and next, willy nilly. This year's budget calls for foreign aid expenditures of S3.9 billion. (For military assistance, $2.15 billion- For economic defense support. $1.75 billion.* Total expenditures for the year ndinsj lust June 30 were around $4.5 billion. International Cooperation Adiii in- Istrator John B. Hollister - who succeeded Harold Stasscn on the foreign aid job and now works \ under supervision of Secretary of| On the fcco.-nmic side, there will [State John Foster Dulles -^ says| be a S35 million, one-shot expendi- j thy budtret now being prepared foi'j ture to set up the new Interna- ' nexi year is not far short, of this tional Finance Corp. lending year's. A plan is under consideration. Still shooting inserts and added scenes for "The Ten Commandments." C. B. DeMiile's call sheet the other day read: "One taskmaster and two slaves." A feminine visitor's comment about the call is the howl of the lot, , "Does taskmaster." she innocently asked, "mean Mr. DeMille?" TELEVISION' FAN'S can take the credit for Jeff DonnelPs return as Alice, to the George Gobel TV show. She's signed now for 14 appearances this season. P.S. She also landed a aise. But apparently Jeff's not going back lo real life hubby. Aldo Ray. They're still separated. thing, wrong." BEFORK GEORGE BURNS met Grade Allen, he recalls in his autobiography. "I Love Her, That's Why!" he tells about several dolls being in love with him. Including out- named Mary Murphy. George laughing H up In print: "I could well understand how she found me altrat'tive. Especially on stage. I looked great with makeup on and used to put on wonderful lips. 1 looked quite a lot like Dolores Del Kin." Ear Witness: Janet Leigh's been given a bill of health by s London iMCdtc after picking up n fever i.'ucction in Africa during filming oi "Safari." There's danger, however, that the ailment can recur . . After watching a well-stacked, bin untalented starlet act, a cynic;:.' friend of Phil Moody recited it: "Twinkle, .twinkle, little star, how I wonder WHY you are." agency. If Congress approves a big new ! however, to cut economic aid ex-j giveaway of US farm Ipenditures by around 3350 million, the cos could be heavy. Tins would be put in a special Direct u<s . technical assistance reserve for emergencies. to individual underdeveloped countries is expectel to increase to Whrther ( this ( would be a savingl neal . Iy S100 mi]1]0n Aid & now ^ g5 countries> several new or more bookkeeping isn't clear, j OQ . It i.s interesting to note that this $350 million figure is only a little | short of the $3GO million savin? in j foreign economic aid recommended by ex-President Herbert ' Hoover's Commission on reorganization. ! Several factors may upset these ideas of economy. On the military side, nothing has as yet been charged off for equip- Finer (he new West German army. If "the French pull out or are kicked out of Viet Nam, the U.S. will have to pi^'k up a bigger tab there. And strengthening of the .southeast Asia military forces will cost money. South Korean and Nationalist China aid creased. be ones may be added. American Assistance to free world countries in setting up atomic energy research reactors for peaceful uses will cost an undetermined additional millions. | Congressional sentiment in thei past few years has been heavilv in favor of reducing overseas aid as fast as possible. Junketing congressmen have come home almost unanimous in their belief that most foreign countries are now largely seli'-.supportin^. The trend is towards helping those in need by loans rather than outright, grants. But the new Russian challenge Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis will slap on the old-age make-up and play their own fpthers in tl:e opening sequence of their new movie,, ''Pardners." The .script calls for a couple of kids to play Dean and Jerry — a cue for Paramount to launch a search for a juvenile version of the comedy team . . . Francis Bergen, wife of Edgar, broke in her new nightclub act in the Circus Toom of the Hotel del Covonado. Her showstopper was a "Language Medley ' — switching lyrics from Italian to French to German to Spanish and back to English. QL'OTE OF THE WEEK: Pearl Bailey on the set of "That Certain Feeling" about nixing a lucrative nisht-ciub offer for Christmas week'. "I don't have the kind of ego that makes me think I could top St.rta Claua." This Is Hollywood. Mrs. Jones: The vineyard scenes for Mario Lanza's "Serenade" were shot the ether day in Cucamonga, Calif. But the Cucamonga labels were obliterated from all the grapepickers 1 crates. After what Jack Benny's done with Cticamonga. the studio v:as afraid of unwanted laughs. 15 Years Ago In BlythcYtlle Miss Jeanneta Seabaugh, a student at Wiliam Woods college m Fulton. Mo. spent the weekend here visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Seabuagh. Mis Elizabeth BIythe and Miss Evelyn BIythe have returned from St. Louis where they visited Miss Juanite -McAuliffe. Airs; Meyer. Graber. Mrs. E. C. Crieger Jr., Mrs. Louis Nash and Mrs. Eddie Regenold are spending today in Memphis. Misj Susie Taylor and George Wayne Taylor have returned from Dyersburg where ihey spent the weekend visiting Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Lee. Assembly Line Apple Picking EAST LANSING. Mich. I/PI—Michigan State University experts have devised a plan they say will increase efficiency of apple pickers by 5 to 10 per cent. lr ere's how it works: Picking crews are divided into three groups. One unit stands on the ground and picks all the apples within reach, then moves on to another tree. The second group follows along with six-foot stepladders. covering . the from six to 12 feet on ! the tree. Finally come the tall ladder ex- i perts — the "clean-up" squad — i who work best at high altitudes. in-{of economic warfare must be met head on. EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. / j-v p By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. the UOCtOr jayS — * Written for NE* Service "We have a fc?llovv in our neish- horhood." writes L & M, "who, whenever he ircts a cold, gives it • (o everyone he <4oes near, even those who '^ekloni have, a cold. Not only that, but his colds arc extra hard to get rid ot. Is; there something that can be done to stop him giving germs to others?" The youiiR man referred to in the letter seems to be rather thought-j less. There are a lot of things we; still don't know about Hie common! i-olrt. but it should be clear to everyone that mast colds are contagions and spread .'/om person to person with considerable ease. ] There is, indeed, B little doubt 1 that if a person who felt he or she was coming down with a cold) went home and to bed immediately, others would be less likely lo; catch it. Certainly snce/.iiiE and coughinc; by someone in the early \ stages of a cold places others in! considerable risk of catching the! same thing. j Since it is too much to expect j that everyone will be thoughtful j about exposing others, about all that we cnn do is to stay as far away as we can from the victim 01 a cold, particularly at first and to avoid as much as possible public places such as theaters, street- curs, buses and the like, during the sca.son when colds are at their helRht. This, too, is not always ensy! There are few disorders which have been studied as much ns the common cold — and few on which we know less about prevention and treatment. Resistance to the common cold is slight in most people and Is not lasting. Many persons get several colds a year. Furthermore. R single cause has not been discovered—perhaps because there is no single cause but rather several. Although the weight of suspicion lies on the virus family several viruses have been found in epidemics of colds and vaccine treatments or other methods of building permanent resistance have so far proved of little value. Those dlscouraRlng statements do not menu that the common cold will never be conquered but only that so far, even with modern methods and knowledge, there is no good practical answer. What about treatment? Each one ot us, whether we hnve H.medtciil degree or not, probably has a fa vorite treatment. This fact surely means that there is no single method for all people which is always successful. Until something better is found. I suppose F ople will continue to spend millions of dollars each year for nose drops, vitamins, drugs" of many varieties, and all sorts of other remedies. In actual practice the best treatment for a cold remains rest in bed, begun at the sign ol the first symptoms and continued for several clays. Such simple remedies as aspirin, or steam to relieve the congestion in the nose and throat, mny make one feel belter but have doubtful value in shortening the! course of a cold. However, since 1 many of us can work with a cold, even though miserable. presume that only a few will shorten their discomfort from this pesky disorder by bed rest for a long enough length of time. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Wrong Time For Finesse By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service It isn't easy to reach the slam Ir hearts with today's cards. Both North and South must bid aggressively and delicately, and players who are good enough to bid so astutely should also be good enough to play the hand to a successful conclusion. When the hand was :tually played, South proved that he was » better bidder than player. He took the first trick in dummy with the ace of spades, led a trump tu the ace, and got to dummy with the ace of diamonds in order to lead another tr'--np. When East followed with the ten of hearts .South finessed the jack. This finesse was a grievous error. West won with the queen of hearts and led another spade to make dummy ruff. Now dummy's last trump had to be used to draw West's outstanding trump. Dummy had no side entry to the clubs, and when the club suit obstinately The Witnct: Overheard at the Saratoga: "She's a very versatile actress. She can do almost any- LITTLE LI2 Increased expenses hove cut the profits on evcrylhing except th* hole in the doughnut. «.MA> WEST AKQJ93 VQ75 » 10872 N'OftTIt (D) *A V8642 » A5 * A X 9 7 6 4 EAST North 1* Pass 109 «QJ96 + J 1053 SOUTH 41087-1 » AKJ3 » K43 *Q8 North-South vul. East South West Pass 1 V Pass 4 A Pass 6 V Pass 1 * Pass Pass Opening lead—* K refused to break properly South was forced to concede defeat. After winning the first trick with the ace of spades. South should cash both of the top hearts without taking a finesse. Now South can go after the clubs and get to dummy as often as he likes even though the clubs break badly. In practice. South would cash the two top hearts, continue with the queen of clubs and lead a low club to dummy. West would discard a spade (his best defense) and declarer would continue by ruffing one of dummy's low clubs. West would be able to take his queen of hearts whenever he liked, but he could not defeat the contract. This line of play makes the slam If the trumps break normally, even though the clubs break badly. It has the ndditonal advantage of. offering excellent chances for the slam even if the trumps break badly provided that East has the long trumps. A MAN Is ns old as he feels until he tries to prove it.—Pcnsacola, Qos- port. Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Diamond Pass 1 Heart Pass You, South, hold: *A5 VAK53 ^A What do you do? A—Bid four hfwrts. This hand should produce a game opposite almost any response of one heart. North should try for a slam with a good hand. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 44 VA K 5 3 *A K 10 6 2 *A J 7 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Credit Deferred By Speeder ST. LOUIS !,# — Harriett Londoff didn't hang around to claim credit when she saved from serious injury a boy whose hand caught in the rear bumper when he fell against a slowly moving car. His shouts unheard, the boy ran as fast as he could to keep up. Miss Londoff, in her car and noticing the boy's predicament, stepped on the gas and overtook-the car just in time. Later when her identity became known Miss Londoff explained she left the scene hurriedly because she recently got two speeding tickets and realized that in making the rescue she was guilty of speeding and running a stop sign. MAN IN "UTAH has been arrested and will be prosecuted for having three wives. Only his liming was bad. There were no interludes. — New Orleans States. Electrically Speaking Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS lUnit of electromotive 54 Russian ruler 55 Organ of hearing force 58 Scatters S Practical unit DOWN of electrical [ Rodents resistance 2 Papa! capes 8 Amperes (ab.) 3 AO ate 12 Mountain (comb, form) 13 Instrumental duet H Ocean vessel 15 Endure 16 Make a mistake 17 Gaelic • 18 Measures of cloth 19 Poker st»kes 21 Goddess of infatuation 22 Soothsayers 24 Grew pallid 26 Fillips 28 Peels 29 Clamp 30 Upper limb 31 Blood money 32 Greenland Eskimo 33 Scottish fourpence 35 Burdened 38 Air raid alarm It Titles 11 Light touch 12 Exudes 16 Fondle «7Dry « Fish 50 Military assistant 91 Cily in Nevada 92 Meadow 53 Allowance (or waste 4 Small child 5 se, Danish seaport 6 Injure 7 Greater quantity 8 Lincoln's nickname 9 Mental spirits 10 Sticky substances 11 Charger 19 Draw by suction 20 Courageous ones 23 Enmity 25 Armed fleet 27 Slain 28 Bucket 33 Glitters 34 Eye part 36 Domain 37 Wires are — to conduct electrical current 38 Isolated 40 Lets it stand 43 Unit ot kngl 44 Notion 45 Rip 48 Drone bee 50 Pewter coin

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