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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sol* N»tlon»! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, MemphU. " Entered as second class matter at the post- offic* at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- gieit, October 8. 1817. ~~ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 26c per week. BY mall, «rtthln a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per rear, |2.50 for sin months. J1.25 tor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. J12.50 per vear payable In advance. Meditations The elder unto the wellbeloved Gauls, whom I tore hi the truth.—Ill John 1:1. # * * Love Is the crowning grace of humanity, the holiest right of the soul, the golden link which binds us to duty and truth, the redeeming principal that chiefly reconciles the heart to life, and it prophetic of eternal good- Petrach. Barbs A Music Instructor says thnt about 2 per cent of the people can really sing. That makes about M per cent that don't know It. * * * K'i always caller to think of a smart retort after H k too late to say It. * * * According to a doctor, it's healthy to "lutigh for all you're worth. 1 In some rolks thnt would bring out maybe a giggle. « # * Two Mini ef a man in prison (or robbery, were airoto* lor the i»m« type of crime. Just olf- ahoofe, w* HKH. » * * An English musician plays the piano with'hlfi toes. We wonder what the effect on the notes flat feet would have. Vigilant Coexistence F«w Americans share the seeming complacency of many Europeans at tlie thought of "coexistence" with the Soviet Union. For they have lenrneii realistically to distrust the Russians in all their professions of peace. In this sense, Senator Knowland's worry over what "coexistence" miff lit lead to is thoroughly understandable. Yet it is quite another thing to go from there and say that this concern justifies a complete review of his own Adminis- tra's foreign policy. President Eisenhower, Secretary of Btate Dulles and Secretary of Defense Wilson already have voiced their doubts that such a review is needed. Knowland evidently could not wait lo discuss the issue with his President, whom he represents as a majority leader in the Senate. He felt compelled to press his point as an individual senator, even though a conference of congressional leaders with the White House was in the immediate offing. In making his case, Knowland suggested that an inquiry into U. S. policy might show that a shift in basic direction was called for. This is tlie heart of his argument—that we appear to be headed the wrong way and ought, to do something about it. And yet the senator offers not the slightest hint what that new direction might be. He has specifically vulfd out preventive war. Never!helu.s.s, the whole logic of his position leads straight to that. If we are not. to have coexistence, what then? U'liat alternatives are there but war, If Knowland Knows any, he has not so far come forward tu present them. Nobody who knows the Russians likes the idea of living on the same planet with them. But the greatest brains in the western world, including all those in the United States, have not yet figured out a way lo eliminate them short of war. Coexistence is indeed a peril. The only course that seems open to us to be constantly on otir guard militarily, and to assist the less fortunate parts of the free world to achieve a level of living that will thoroughly discourage the growth of communism in those areas. With defensive safeguards and with progressive efforts lo better human conditions in the regions under closest threat from Russia, we will be doing all we can possibly do to make coexistence a safe policy for the free nations. Dewey's Future Governor Dcwey of New York has at least temporarily put the seal on his public career by announcing his affiliation with ti prominent New York Cily law firm. Dcwey says he is tired of the pressures of public office and will genuinely welcome private life. There is no reason to doubt his sincerity on this score. Nevertheless, most Americans who have watched Dewey in the political arena these past 10 years or so will probably wonder if as public figures go—52. He still has all his political resourcefulness. True, he also has severe handicaps. Many in the Republican Party blame him "alone for the COP Defeat in 1048. Anr his role in the Eisenhower triumph of 1952 at Chicago is resented by those who supported the late Senator Taft. But time could eliminate much of that resentment if Dewey now comports himself carefully in his quasi-private slatuR. For he will be making many public appearances and will continue inevitably to play a role in his parly's aclivi- ties. It will be interesting to watch. VIEWS OF OTHERS Dixon-Yates And Arkansas The signiiiK of the Dlxon-Yato.-; power contract Inst weok marked ft step In the progress of Arkansiifl; and the Arkansas Congressional delegation IK due much credit in opposing a wnll orKHMl/od block which was and still te tryinK to keep the steam gencrntiiiK electric plant from belnK buill by private Industry and perhaps from coming to Arkan.sriH. Under the contract, private enterprise, represented by Southern electric companies, would build a plant capable ot providing the Tennessee Valley Authority with 000,000 additional kilowatts ot power by 1957. The power would be serviced in the Memphis, Tonn.. nicn over TVA lines to replace electricity now obtained by the Atomic Energy Commission Iron; TVA. AEG Chairman Lewis L. Strauss and Budget director Rowland R. Hughes testified under oath thai the contract Is in the interests ol the people. Hughes termed Lhe contract "entirely fair as ft business proposition for the government and a splendid example of how free L-nterprise works. As pointed out in Time Magazine, November 8, issue, "the Idea of an AEO contract for private power was not new: the Truman Administration nPKotlatcd two blR contracts with private-power groups, one with Electric Energy, Inc. and another with Ohio Valley Electric Corp." The article in Time also states referring to President Eisenhower. "The President decided against expanding TVA for reasons both principal anil practical budget problems. He felt tlint TVA, a billion-dollar power .system orlRUuilly planned l# aid an under developed section of the U. S., had served that purpose and was large enough. Building a new TVA plant woultl ncM $100 million to the nnttonnl debt. Instead, the President ordered AICC to seek private power." "The AEC did not call for bicte because power contrncLs of that type and size are normally negotiated with rculoniil utilities. "The Truman Administration negotiated power contract for AKC plants in Paducah, Ky.. and Pike County. Ohio with iTfihmal utilities (without calling tor wmpt'tiUvc bids) lor tin- same basic economic reason*: ns AftC's power requirements rise and fall, local power companies can supply the added demand by prudticlion In their other plants or cun absorb CXITS.S power through their network io oilier cuMoim'r.s in tin 1 area." About prultls, Time had this to say. " Despite reports ot a guaranteed !) percent annual return, the contract does not nuarniUee liny profit at all. H phmt. rim^rm-iitm or cost of opiT.UioH run \\\y,\\or than estimated, Ihe company might make no profit and nmld take a loss. The rates are calculated (o return 3^ percent on borrowed funds, which represent <)fi percent, of the total capital cosl.s. A return of 9 per cent was estimated but not guaranteed on the reiiinining funds, consisting of I'imily 01- risk capital." "In 19;i.l the power industry as H whole earned 10 permit '-'ii equity capital and about 6 per cent ovenill on all invested lunds. The overall Dixon- Yates returns will be about 4 per oenl—if costs are kept in line. II not, a big enough Jump in construction and operating coM.s might wipe out profits for the ni-xt 25 yciir.s. Avi-ordiu£ to Uu 1 emu met estt- miile.s at the end of -f> years the company will own nn aging plant and still owe a debt of about $25 million." Bearing in niuui [hut, the alternative to the niv.iii-Yiite;, ivnti'iu:! \vouM bi 1 further expansion ol TVA. let. u.s go biu'k to Senator Uuny OoltJ- waU'i's rtveiu probnig.s uiiu the Iumm'ml affairs of the murli-hiT.ikiid Tennessee Valley Authority. "Among the nLwurci i-l.ums lor TVA", said Senator GoJruatiT, "is thai it is returning Immi-some dividends to the federal guu-rnnn'm. The tact is that the go\eminent has advanced or authorized appropriating to TVA in the amount of S 1.900.- OOO.UOO. To date tile agelli'y hns paid back $82 million. At thi.-, rate it would take Hie government Severn! hundred yenr.*, to gel its money .back if it sloppvd adViiiKiug money luuv. BvU TVA' warns more money rig lit along, it now demands $100 million to build Meiuii plants near Memphic which private industry is ready U"> build." The preateht opjxisition to (he privately owned Dixon Ynte.s Power plant came from'representati- ves ol TVA, Senator E.stcs Kefauver, aeiiator Albert Gore and other public power arivwates. We doubt if Senator Kefauver would havo said much agiui^t Oixon-Yates had tlie plant been proposed a fev: nulr.i further east in ami probably the other public power advocates arc scared that priv.i'ely lAViu-d. tux paying power conipahies will show the ])i'oj)le how much better jub they can do thisii u, \IC\UR dune by TVA. Yes, Dixon-Yates is R big boast to Arkunsa-s. and too, we like the idea ot private power spending 1C7 million dollars instead of the long sulTeriiiR taxpayers of Arkansas and the whi)lt* United States to build another plant in Tennessee. Reprint From— Tlie Dnily Haimcr-News Thurs- riny, November 18. 1054 W. R. (Bllb Whitchcad, Editor Magnolia, Arkansas. "Talk!—I Can't Even Breathe , . ." Peter fdson's Washington Column — Answer from a Pretty Miss Was Just Too Much for Old Bureaucrat WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Rep. Oakley Hunter (R., Calif.) tells the story of an old government worker who took a fancy to a. fresh young thing n.ssiyned to his office aa a new secretary. One day he stopped at her desk and asked for a kiss. "Definitely, no," the young woman replied firmly. Whereupon the old man fainted. When he revived, the secretary gnve him n puzzled look and said, "I know you must have been terribly disappointed by my refusal, but why did you have to faint?" "It wasn't disappointment," the bureaucrat answered. "It was just that In all the years I have been in government, this was thn first time 1 ever Rot H definite answer on anything." Secretary of Labor Jaine.s P. Mitchell, recently gave the. students of Solon Hall University. South Orange, N. J., an example of how not to maintain Hits social order. By that lie meant, a hai- monious relationship between all elements of the national economy. He told them the slury of an harassed French pasior of a .small, poor country nurKsli, "It. seems this pastor bad n curate who loved animals, and he had a pet yoat which he kept in his house. The pastor, irritated, finally told the curate that he would cither have to pel rid of the t-oat or else keep it outside (he tectory, "Tlie curate com plied, but the first ninht he turned the Ko;it outside, it bleu ted so piteoii-sly thai he not out nf bed and let the no:ii in the house attain. Next morning the pastor found tlie son I comfortably asleep in his favorite chiur Thnt was the end. "The pastor went to Hie bishop, who listened to the talc ot woe. He observed that every time he had visited the rectory he had found the house stuffy because the windows were closed. The bishop said he thought the odor of the goat would be easier to ebar If the pastor opened the windows. " 'Oh, but I couldn't do that,' replied the pastor. 'If I opened the windows my pigeons would fly away." " British historian Arnold Toyn- bee, on his Washington visit to promote sales of his monumental ten-volume "Study of History," sums up his findings of the whole work in one neat phrase: "We can't just fold our hands and let history rip," he says. His ten-volume, job is a study of ten civilizations of the past and why they fell, with an eye on what might happen to modern clvllixa- tion. What's needed now are practical alternatives to mass suicide via (lie nuclear bombs. "How can we keep our fears and pride from getting the betler of us?" he asks. "How can we get along without having to annihilate each other?' 1 His own answer is that "Patience and fortitude are what we need." Patience i.s what we need to overcome our pride—our desire to be the chosen people and to conquer the world. Fortitude is needed to overcome our fears. Prime Minister Shigcru Yoshida of Japan, who once broke up a press conference in his own country when asked what he considered the wrong questions, took everything put at him on his Washington visit. But he ducked one loaded question. Four Japanese political leaders were named by a Japanese reporter. The prime minister was asked which one of the four he considered most suitable to take his place. "I am not too grateful for the question," cracked Mr. Yoshida With his broad smile. He got out of the corner by saying that he would leave the decision to the judgment of the Japanese people, It takes something extra to shock a Washington press photographer but the cameramen were really offended by the rudeness of some of the bystanders when Queen Mother Elizabeth visited the capital. "Someone actually yelled at her 'Hey Highness.' " commented one properly horrified flashbulb artist "Well, what should they have yelled?" asked his listener. Back came the answer, "Hey! Your Majesty." National Temperance League Inc.. has made a public protest qver the appointment of Robert L, King, vice president and general manager of Southern Comfort Distillery. St. Louis, as administrative assistant to Vice Presiden Richard M. Nixon. Pointing out that if Presiden Eisenhower should die, Mr. King would be in direct line to become administrative assistant to the ne\\ President, Clayton M. Wallace, N T. L. executive director, says: "Without reflecting in the slight' est on Mr. King's ability and qual ifications in espionage matters friends of temperance throughout America will feel that the naming of a high official in the liquor industry to such a key position where he may have to represent the Administration on temperance legislation (among other things) is most inadvisable." Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA) -Behind the Screens: Tyrone Power and Linda Christian must solve a big religious problem before they can even Begin to think about divorce 3oth are Roman Catholics and both would like to someday re-marry. Ty was given special church dispensation when he was divorced from Anabella. There's no business like the star denial business. A couple of months ago Faith Dornergue hotly denied my report that she and Hugo Fre- jonese were headed for the divorce court. Now it's official. Piper Laurie's evasive about her romance with Pfc. David Schine, now in Alaska. But how about those long-distance calls to her on the set of "Third Girl From the Right?" It's a zippy part for Piper in the film, originally purchased by Columbia for Lucille Ball. BOB HOPE quipped it at the Royal Variety Performance in London: "I was born English. I tell you this so that those of you with no sense of humor will at least be patriotic." Lou Costello's pretty 16-year-old daughter, Carol, intent on an acting career, has her second movie role with Abbott and Costello in "The Mummy." Plays a cigare girl. "That's My Boy." starring Eddie Mayehoff, won't be around on TV after Jan. 1. The sponsor decided "That's not my boy." Sing Crosby finally agreed to come back to CBS radio after he was promised he won't even have to leave his Palm Springs home to do the show. The network is sending everything and everybody to Blng. All the shows will be taped there, probably on the first tee at the Thunderblrd or Tamarisk golf course. MARILYN MONROE'S dramatic coach, Natasha Lytess, Is saying she thinks the MM-Joe DIMaggio reconciliation is lust around the the Doctor Says— Written for NKA Service By EDWIN P. JOHOAN. M.D. There has always been an emirm- ous Interest In twins and indeed even more in Iriplets., imau'nipii'i.s and quintuplets. Twins have fiu- urod in literature and lasiory: .la- cob and Esau. Romulus ami Hi"- mus, '.\nd Castor tmd rollux to mention only a few. There lire many curious thmus about twins. For one lhm>; they seem lo run i" families and a nm- ple which has had twins oiu-e is much more likely to have '.hem again. For another the having oi twins is more common .inuiiK some people than others-- amor.:; Americans, for example. 11 is nuu-ti more frequent Ihan amoiw Japanese. Another st ramie tiling about double births is that it is less ivm- mon among Americans now than it wa-s 20 years am 1 : the i-hances that iwin.s will be burn is abmit once in every SD births as compared with once in !>8 -0 years ai:o. There are three varieties ol twins. In one a single ecu is ter- tilizecl by a sm:!<' spemiativ.^cm and this leads to twins winch must be of the same sex and which are known as "uleuucal." These luive strikingly identical features, frequently have expeneiices during life, even inchldini; sn-ccp. tlble to disease. The second main type occurs when two ci; :s are icmli/'d i>\ uvo Twins ol ihis type are Just as hkelv lo be ,>! opposite sex as any other brothers or sisters :uu! are spoken of a.- frail-null twins. Except for tin- (hat they have identical birthday, they may dillcr Ironi each ether as much as any oUier brolhn's ami sisters In both physical and mental qualities. The final type of twins is that ;i, Which a single ei;g divides before it has been fertilized by the spermatozoon so that the identical eggs ] are fertilized by non-identical sper- \ matozoon. These twins which are j not identical are more alike than 1 fraternal twins since half of their | j heredity i-s idri-.ik-al. i Twins and other multiple children are more likely to be born prematurely. The weight of twins is likely to be considerably less on the average than the weiyhl of children bom singly nnti they may be relatively poorly developed at the time of birth in other respects. For i this reason there is a greater chance of death in infancy for twins than for single children so | that the proportion of twins in the 1 dual population is less than the ! proportion at the time of birth. In general, twins are neither marc nor less intelligent or Healthy than those who are born singly. The only difference between them is in (lie comparatively unusual nature of the division and fertilization of the oj!S from which they sprini:. Parents of twins of any kind, however, are certainly iacecl with an exceptionally lively set of problems. MR. AND MRS. John Sailor have named their new daughter Pepper Aim Sailor. Mrs. Sailer's maiden name was Butter. — DCS Mollies Tribune. UNITED STATES naval fighting strength Is put at a comfortable SHOD ships. Handy for ferry service, too. In the distant day when nobody's mad, — SI. Louis Globe- Democrat, • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Expert Player Will Rise Above Luck By SCHV.U.n JACOBY Written for XKA Service It's very natural to rejoice when your lurk i:i ^ood flnd to feel a little sad when your luck Ls bad. Only rarely do ynu t^et the chance tn above bad luck, as my friend, Henry Chanin. did in the bridge hand sho\vn today. Chanin knew that iie was bid- NORTI1 2S A J98 VKS2 « A Q 10 *AQ33 WEST EAST 4632 474 T95 VJ1073 « 97IM 4KJ8 AJ1Q98 + K 7 1 2 SOUTH <D) 4 AKQ105 ¥ A Q 8 4 »532 46 North-South vul South West North East 1 4 Pass 3 NT Pass ^ V Pass 4 4 Pass 4N.T Pass 5» Pass 6 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 J din^ the South hand to the .hilt. His partner's first response showed a count of 16 or 17 point.s. which meant that the combined count was only 31 to 32 points In hifih cards. Nevertheless Henry p tl shed Ahead to the slum in spades. This was slightly optimistic, but far from unreasonable. West opened jthe jack oi clubs, and Chanin considered his best line of play. Let's consider the hand along with him. Since we can see all the cards, we can tell that^both finesses in diamonds and the* finesse in clubs are doomed to failure. Moreover, the hearts are not going to break 3-3. In short the luck is almost as bad as it could be. Chanin couldn't tell that he was going to run into such bad luck, but he found n way to get around it anyway. He won the first trick with dummy's ace of clubs and ruffed a club with the queen of spades. He got back to dummy by leading the low trump to dummy's eiRht and ruffed another low club with the king of spades. Continuing his plan. Chanin led the ten of spades to dummy's jack and ruffed out dummy's last club with the ace of spades. This cleared up the entire club suit and leit declarer without a trump tn his hand. Chanin next led a heart lo dummy's king and led the nine of spades to draw West's last trump. East and South each discarded a diamond on this trick. It was now time to try out the hearts. Chanin cashed the ace anc queen of that suit, discovering that East was then left with the jack of hearts. Declarer promptly led his last heart, giving East the trick. At this point East's last two cards were diamonds, and he had to lead up lo dummy's ace-queen giving dummy a free finesse. Chanin thus lost only one trick, making his slam contract. corner. . .. John Eldredge, who plays the father role opposlty Mary Brian in the televersion of "Meet Corliss Archer." is ailing. A doctor's been on the set with him recently. Dicic Long and Suzan Ball haven't yet rehearsed the dance routine for the Nov. 2 opening at the Chi-Chi in Palm Springs because of Dick's acting in "Cult of the Cobra." But he assures me the plucky Suzan, whose leg was amputated, will do a "little Duck Walk number" for an encore. Marlene Dietrich's "mothering" of Esther Williams and Ella Logan before their recent Vegas debuts left the dolls gasping. She super- ised the restyling of Ella's hair— it's old-fashioned, dahling"—and told the electricians how to spotlight Esther. VAN JOHNSON, who gives another slick performance in "The Last Time I Saw .Paris," is the star wanted by Producer George Glass to play a ruthless TV comic in "The Comedian." There have already been talks. Keenan Wynn broke up papa Ed Wynn's "actors-are-just - normal- people" speech on his 68th birthday at the Last Frontier In Vegas. "Yup," s«ld young Keenan, "We're Just normal people — my father's been married three «me» and so have I." Mario Lanza does another guest appearance on TV's "Shower of Stars" on Christmas Day. The only record around will b« the salary he's jetting for It. The Coconut Grove is the first to announce the cost of New Year's Eve celebrating—$3 per person. ... An out-of-court settlement canceled the lawsuit hurled by Virginia Grey at the driver of the car that almost took her life recently. Everybody who got a gander »t Josiane Marlane when she was in Hollywood visiting Marlon Brando is popeyed over news photos showing her to be as slim and shapely a chick as ever filled ft Bikini. When she was In Movletown, on the "Desiree" set with him, sh» was on the rery hefty side. LITTLt LIZ— According to modern kids, o good musical education consists of being able to name the song on the other side of the record. 75 years Ago In Btythcviffe— Mrs. Emma Nolen entertained members of her bridge club yesterday afternoon with Mrs. T. S. Mulharen as her guest. High scora was won by Mrs. W. M. Taylor. A dessert course of pecan pie with whipped cream was served for refreshments. Mv. and Mrs. John Snyder and daughter, Drucie, of St. Louis will arrive tomorrow for a' visit with her sister. Mrs. B. S. Simmons, and family. Dr. and Mrs. F. D. Smith are 11 Memphis today for a meeting of the Southern Medical Association. 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S 40 Salt water ciniJiuje 18 Calabar b«en HVeni alkaloid 17 Daubs 20 Muffled 19 Play parts 21 Legendary *^ Command ux .a,,.* . bird 2 4 Wing-shaped 38 Magazine I 22 Female rabblts2' Rarrt executive 24 Russian lake 58 Barrel part ' 26 Wading bird 27 Full house lab.) 30 Most recent 32 Plays 34 Parsee sacred writings 35 Landed property 36 Cardinal'! color 37 Above 39 Chemical Suffixes 27 Hand weapons 41 Great arterj 28 Price 42 Wicked 29 Suffixes 43 Nostril meaning full 44 Polish soldier 31 Packed away 46 Withered 33 Coral island 47 Small blue duck 48 Glimpse 50 Wine cup ft , horset 41 Every one 42 Habituate 45 Place alone 49Confirmer 51 Legal matter] 52 Persia 53 Death 54 Chart 55 Un.ispiratcd 56 Region 87 Furtlv* y W 50 m n 16 fc

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