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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 27, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 27, 1956 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. RAINES, Assistant Publisher • PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- p-ess, October i. 1917 ^^ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 30c per week. By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, S6.50 per year, $3.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, S1560 per year payable in advance. The newspaper Is not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS The eternal God is they refuge, and under- l«ath are the everlistms «rms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say. Destroy them.—Deul 33:27. * # * A mighty fortress Is our God, A bulwark, never failing. Our helper he amid the flood Of mortal ills prevailing.—Luther BARBS Smart women shop early at sales so they can take their pick. Much better than their picker- over? * * * At mealtime, m husband doesn't worry as much about what he slindi tor u he does about whit he slit down to. * * * The expression "a man's home is where he hangs hi« hat" is amusing. How often does he hang it?. * * * H you're always longing for the good old days, Just try reading items by oil lamp. One Inmate at t southern prison Is a contortionist A good place to train him to gof straight. 9 Upset for Stevenson Adlai Stevenson's prospects of winning the Democratic presidential nomination have been sharply downgraded by the smashing defeat he suffered in the Minnesota primary. In one large stroke he has been converted from an easy front runner to a shaky contender who must now try to score a series of overwhelming primary victories to prove himself with Democratic leaders the country over. Senator Kefauver's upset triumph in Minnesota dealt Stevenson a heavy blow. The size of his defeat unquestionably will sow the suspicion among party professionals in many quarters that the former Illinois governor has lost the popular appeal he had in 1952. Putting this loss together with his smaller defeat in New Hampshire, some party men may already be convinced that Stevenson doesn't have it in 1956. Certainly this view will soon be widely held if he fails to reverse the present primary trend. Reports have it that more than a few key professionals have had misgivings about Stevenson's vote-getting power this time. They and others seem sure to desert him at the earliest moment they believe their doubts are confirmed. In Minnesota Kefauver demonstrated that the campaign assets he displayed in 1952 have, if anything, been magnified with passing time. His homely, folksy techniques on the hustings have obviously struck a responsive chord with many people. Possibly Minnesota fanners are more receptive to this approach than voters might be in other sectors of the nation. , That remains to be seen. Kefauver already has shown he could gain approval in New England. Soon he will have a chance to run up a score unopposed in Wisconsin, and two weeks after that in New Jersey, a state long thought to be strongly for Stevenson. The prospect has arisen, too, that after his stunning Minnesota win his followers may try to stage a potent write- in campaign for him in Stevenson's own state of Illinois, where the onetime governor in now unopposed. Any further major blows to Steven- saon probably will finish him. But most observers still doubt that Kefauver will inherit his support among the professionals. The general feeling is that & Stevenson collapse means the ascendancy of n dark horse candidate of moderate InaniiiKS and reasonably broad acceptability to both the northern and southern wings of the Democratic party. Remembered Laughter Millions of Americans will miss the acid wit of comedian Fred Allen, a man whom the historians of our time are sure to set down as one of the genuine humorists of the 20th century. Fred was a musical comedy star and then a great name in the heyday of radio. Part of his fame came from his habit of directing many of his barbs at of directing many of his barbs at radio it- itself. He tilted with radio authorities in a sort of running feud. Once he described a network vice president as a "bit of executive fungus that grows on desks exposed to conference." Another time, with radio still in mind, he said: "Vice presidents are officials who singly can do nothing, but who collectively can agree that nothing There was always much, much more in the same vein. Fred Allen could see the follies of life as led even in the most august setting. His acute perception translated itself into great amusement for countless of his listeners. VIEWS OF OTHERS Cures for Delinquency Instead of making up fancy economic and psychological excuses for juvenile delinquency, a4 so many "authorities" do, society should give youthful law violators treatment that would discourage offenses, Dr. Ruth Alexander, author and lecturer, declared in a speech before the National Association of Secondary School Principals in Chicago. She recommended "the restoration of fear a* the sole deterrent to crime known to history." Instead of coddling of Juvenile criminals, Dr. Alexander advocated punishment swift and sure. Among the other recommendations by this realistic observer were: StiHer discipline in the schools. End compulsory education for high school age youth*. Abolish child labor laws which prevent high school age youths from working. With the lax disciplinary policies of "modern" educators who advocate letting children do more or less as they please, discipline has become virtually non-existent in many schools, especialy in large centers of population where the problems of juvenile delinquency are moet acute. The students learn disrespect for authority in the schools, so it is not surprising that they flout the laws and established authorities outside the school*. Compulsory education laws are keeping in schools all over the country youths who are either unable or determined not to learn. These drones hang on for the years required by law, lowering educational standards and adding to the cost of operating the schools. Such "students", who make no pretense of studying, have much time on their hands and axe ripe candidates for delin- qency. There is a growing awareness among some authorities throughout the nation of the fact that compulsory school and child labor laws work together to channel many youths into delinquency. If a youngster is not going to make any further effort to become educated, he ought to be at work at some useful and profitable occupation. Many juvenile delinquents have been reformed by the simple process of being put to work. In spite of all the new-fangled ideas of edu- ctors, sociologists, psychologists, crlminologists and any other "ologists," who may have contributed to current laxity in the treatment of wayward youth, it remains true, as Isaac Watts observed that: ". . . Satan finds some mischief still for idle hands to do."—Chattanooga News-Free Press. The End of Innocence The perfect example of an innocent bystander was the man in the Tampa hotel lobby who was knocked over by a youth leaping down the steps and then jumped on by another youth who thought It was a fight. The victim of all this had just been standing there minding his own business, but he ended up being beat on the head with a pop bottle as the world fell in on him. All Americans know how he feels, because the world seems to have fallen in on us in recent yeais. We were just standing there minding-OUT own business when everybody started banging on us. Nowadays a nation can't be "innocent" while being a bystander. It has to mind other people's business in order to mind its own — ind it hu to keep its own "bottle" ready to pop.—Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY Work 17 hours a day and eat four metis a day. Never relax, worry a lot and get Into plenty of mental scraps. Work 50 years without taking « day off or a vacation.—I. H. Bernard, 87, New York toy factory vice president, gives his recipe for longevity. I think it would be a great mistake for us to withdraw (from the United Nations). You never win a fight by taking your 'Playthings tnd going home.—Mrs. Franklin Roosevelt. # * ¥ After the Initial blows tre struck by both (Ides, United states ability to tike further action may well depend on the mobile striking power available to us at sea.—Adm. Arlelgh A. Burke, Chief of U.S. Naval Operations, on the role of UJ. MtvsJ force* In my poxlbl* futun vw, Could Boomerang Peter Edson't Washington Column — Margaret to Belie Bridesmaid Saying; New Drinks Hearld Movie Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — The raugh Parade: Sign in a Hollywood night-club parking lot: "If you drive your husband to drink, ihere's ample parking here." Escort to a blonde in a movie- town cocktail lounge: "Isn't that your husband across the room? 1 After peering intently for a moment, the doll replied: 'I'm not sure. I don't recognlie the lady with him." Bill Bishop about a pal who failed to make the grade »s a songwriter: "He started out to write » drinking song and never tot beyond the first two bars." A rather large bill was returned to a Hollywood eatery the other day by a noted playboy who had signed his name across it and then written "C.O.D." The manager telephoned him and demanded, "what does this mean?" "It means." .replied the playboy, "to collect off dad." A nurse in a Los Angeles hospital was talking shop with a nurse In a Hollywood hospital. "You should see our hospita\ now," said the L.A. nurse, "we have a TV set in every room." "That's nothing," said the Holly wood nurse. "We have a TV star in every room." Overheard at one of the big studios: "This is the boss' son. He's going to start at the bottom for a couple of weeks." parked his car outside the sound stage for a quick getaway. But when he rushed to the car, Ty found it standing high above the ground, on jacks, with all four wheels missing. Standing right beside it was the cujprit, Ameche, almost hysterical with laughter. Herb Shriner said It: "Tt» ret- son auto makers are all putting In safety belts is because people ar» getting killed before they have th* cars paid for." Mary Kaye to a heckler it Giro's: "Are you a man with » get-up- and-go about you?" When the heckler laid jvc, Mary fllppedj-^Well, Nun will 7M please (el up and fo?' ' By DOUGLAS LARSEN And KENNETH O. OILMORE NBA Staff Correspondents WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Margaret Truman will make a lie out of that old saying: "Three times a bridesmaid but never a bride." She was a bridesmaid for Gloria Chavez, daughter of the senator from New Mexico; for Jane Watson, a classmate in college, and for Mary Shaw, a girlhood friend from Independence, Mo. Margaret was also maid of honor when her friend Drucie Snyder married John Horton. Drucie is the daughter of former Secretary of the Treasury John Snyder. This experience with nuptial ceremonies should make Margaret an expert in planning her own. Incidentally, Margaret's best friend in Washington, Jane Lingo, did NOT know about the engagement to newsman Clifton Daniel. Nor did anyone else in town, in spite ol reports to the contrary. You can get your head snapped in the U.S. Capt. Billy Johnson, boss of food service for the U.S. Navy, was telling a group at a recent cocktail party what the term "low acceptability" meant: "Certain foods, like sauerkraut with codfish tails and raisins, served with sheep-dip sauce, have it," he explained. The greatest movie press agent coup of recent years was pulled the other evening when President Eisenhower showed up at the premiere of the movie, "Richard HI." Here's how it was done: Mrs. George Cordon Moore, Mamie's sister, is chairman of the local Heart Fund drive. She agreed to tie the drive to the premiere and talked Mamie into attending. Then Maj. John Eisenhower and wife, Barbara, and Mamie's mother, Mrs. John S. Doud, decided to go. "So, rather than spend a lonely night at the White House, the President decided to go to the movie, off If you mention the subject of j too," modestly admits Jerry Wag- drinking around the White House ner, the press agent who master- ng these days. First the Methodist Board of Temperance criticized Ike for including In his State Department budget one million dollars for liquor for entertaining foreigners. This brought mail. Then Bulganin dropped his famous crack about sharing Martinis with Ike in Geneva, idore mall. About the same ance organization time a temper- took a roundhouse swing at Ike's secretary of commerce, Sinclair Weeks, for presenting a plaque commemorating the 50 billionth can manufactured for the packaging of beer and ale minded the whole thing. WASHINGTON SOCIETY is still a bit shaken following the heralded three-day spring leave of Annapolis and West Point. A freshet of cadets and midshipmen descended on the town for the long weekend. The almost hysterical social doings were keyed to a huge Friday night ball called the Spring German. They rounded up every pretty girl for miles around for the black tie hoe-down. And the struggle for last-minute blind dates left civic- minded hostesses limp. Somehow, the girls managed to survive it lor another year. Eve Arden said it: "The smallest package in the world is a man all wrapped up in himself." 'Although millions heard Irving Berlin sing his hit songs during two world wars, the composer likes to tell this story about the smallness o? his voice. Before microphones and loudspeakers were introduced for singers, Comedian Joe Frisco introduced Berlin in a night club and asked him to get up and sing his hit. "Remember." The Air Force Association had a Berlin obliged, and after he fin- big party to premiere the movie "On the Threshold of Space." In recognition of the event an enterprising bartender was serving several new drinks which he called "The Thermal Barrier," "Flameout," "Sonic Boom," and "Three- Stage Rocket." Leave It to an youngster to break Ished singing the song, Frisco said to the audience : "Great little singer, that Irving Berlin. But you've got to hug him to hear him." enterprising the White House autograph barrier. It happened at the fled Cross luncheon Mamie attended the other day. The rule is that Eisenhower family autographs are granted only upon approved written request. But one little girl who had! skipped school to attend the lunch-' eon with her mother hadn't read the rules. She sidled up to the First Lady's table, flashed an irrestible grin and shoved a pencil and paper at Mamie. Mamie smiled, signed, and the gal was back at her table before the Secret Service knew what happened. This year's CongressionalDirec- This year's Congressional Directory makes it a cinch for Washington hostesses who send out invitations to congressmen. Code signs have been put in the alphabetical listing of representatives and senators beside each name. One designates "those who are married," another those who have "unmarried daughters." and a third those "having other ladies with them." The last means sisters, aunts, and mothers-in-law. The code makes it possible for a hostess to know at a glance whom she must ask to t party in addition to the s:lon. ' the Doctor Says — By EDWIN t JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service. by early drainage by a cut into theeardrum A great many children develop ear infections some of which lead to chronic difficulty such as running ears, impaired hearing in later life, or to rupture of the drum membrane. This condition, which is known in medical circles as otitis media, is worth knowing about. Acute otitis often accompanies or follows the common cold or such diseases as measles. Prmpt action by the use of the,germ-killing drugs or making _ le ear, which is a sort of closed cavity shut Off from the external ear or canal by an ear drum or membrane. This cavity is connected to the nose by a passageway called the eustachian tube. It is by passage through this tube that many germs originating In the nose pass to the middle ear. When dangerous germs get into the middle ear they cause inflammation of the delicate mucous membranes. Blockage of the eu- stachian tube Is common. When doctors look into the ear of a person with a painful earache they can usually tell whether the trouble is in the middle ear by the appearance of the drum membrane. This will usually bulge In acjte ear Infections and can be cut, allowing the pus to escape through the external canal. If the process goes on and the drum membrane Is not cut, the pressure generally bursts It and the material escapes by Itself. From then on, however, the membrane Is wenker than normal. Treatment of chronic otitis Is difficult. Cleanliness Is important and Includes the removal of crusts and anything: which Interferes wllh drainage. Washing with various solution* Is of great help in nccom- plltltlnf thl» purpose. Some doctors have used sulfa drugs in powder form to blow Into the middle ear. Also, suction is helpful in cleaning out the pus and mucous. Because a chronic condition is so troublesome and interferes so much with perfect health, it is highly important that such infections be treated as early as possible. They usually have a good deal of fever wih acute otitis, put the ear on a pillow, hold the hand against the ear, shake their heads or otherwise, find Ways of showing the watchful parent what is wrong. Infants who are too young to talk need our special attention. LITTLl When it comes to moking money most men hove to hand It to O woman. * HU » Expanded Gift ONEY, Okla. 1*1 — Mrs. Dors, Popejoy, was overjoyed to receive a bitch of yeast dough from a friend. She put It Into her handbag and slnrted home, Before she arrived the satchel wns filled ind the dough was ooz- in* out JACOBY ON BRIDGE South Forgot He Was Safe Wrltte nfor NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY In the play of difficult trump contracts it usually pays to develop a long side suit before you finish drawing the trumps. South followed this general principle in today's hand, but he forgot to notice when he Was safe He won the first trick with the ace o( hearts, drew two rounds of trumps with the king and queen, and then quite properly left the last trump in dummy in order to begin the diamonds. Declarer continued with the king NORTH 4KQ8 WEST *9 VJ1093 »Q9»2 »Q10«4 *K5 + A7I2 EAST AJ93 VK812 • 74 + KJ52 SOUTH (D) A A 107342 Swlfc 1 * 2 4 4» »* .. » A J 10 6 3 *» North-South vul. North 3 + 3V i* Pass Pass Pass Piss Past lot Pass Piss Pass Pass Opening lead—* and «ce of diamonds, discovering that each opponent could follow suit twice. The diamonds could not break bddly, »nd South should have drawn the l»st trump and glvtn up on* diamond trick to Description of an actor: "He's really a nice fellow. He'd let you do anything for him." Spencer Tracy, who will star in Ernest Hemingway's "The Old Man and the Sea," tells this story on the author. Someone was showering him with questions.about his dramatic adventures in Africa and finally asked: "Is it true that wild beasts In the Jungle won't harm you if you carry a torch?" "That all depends," replied Hemingway, "on how fast you carry it." Don Ameche still holds the title of Hollywood's No. 1 practical Joker. One of his best productions was when he and Ty Power were working together In a movie. Ty had studio permission to leave work early to meet. a girl friend arriving in town by train and make sure of the slam. If South wanted to play for an extra trick without risk, he could lead the jack of diamonds without drawing the last trump. Bui then he would have to discard from the dummy, if West played a low diamond, rather than ruff. He could afford to ruff in dummy only if West played the queen of diamonds. When the hand was played, however. South made the mistake of ruffing a low diamond with dummy's last trump. East overruffed of course, and West still had' to win another trick with the queen of .diamonds. As you may imagine South hasn't yet managed to explain to his partner how he went down a this . c !am contract. You, South, hold Screen Actress ACROSS 1 Screen actress, Laurie 6 She is one of filmdoni's —~ 11 Idolizes 13 Antenna 14 Feel regret 15 Monte 16 Consume 17 Waltz 19 Mouth part 20Sainte (ab.) 21 Honey-maker 5 Tear asunder 6 Withered 7 Threefold (comb, form) 8 Bridal paths 9 Unkeeled 10 Incline 12 Pierce, as with a knife 13 Emphasizes 18 Born 24 Tidy 25 Silkworm 27 Deliberate Ernie Thinks First About His Wife By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (fl — If It 1* true that action reveals the man. then much can be. learned about Zrneat Borgnine from the way he behaved last Wednesday night. When Grace Kelly announced from the Pantages Theater attgt that he had won an Oscar for "Marty," Borgnine's first action was to kiss his wife. "Then the first thought »»» came Into my head concerned the two men in front of me." he recalls. "They were Frank Sinttre, and James Cagney, both magnificent performers. They were up for the Oscar disappointment wonderful guys couldn't have won. I thought to myself, 'What can you possibly say to them — "I'm sorry" or what?' " But Ernie didn't have time to ponder over this longer. He hurried onstage and accepted bis Oscar from the cool Miss Kelly. Then he gave his heartfelt thanki to the three people who had meant the most in his life—his mother, his father and hi* wife. His mother . . . She had been born Anna Boselll In Italy, the daughter of a count too. My greatest was that thee* "She gave me the idea of being an ac- 'c-: after I got out of the Navy," says Ernie. "I don't know .where she got It. She was from royalty; maybe she had delusions of grandeur for me". . . . She died before he fulfilled her hopes; she saw him act, only once in Hartford, Conn., .drama school. His father Carmine Borgnine was born In Piedmont, Italy, came to America when he waj 12. . . ."He was always backing me up," his son recalls. "I could always count on him for fatherly advice, whether It was encouraging me to continue acting or giving me the moral values a father can provide". . . . Carmine Borgnine lived to see his son's triumph, still does factory work in Hartford, "because he can't bear to be idle." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Mrs. J. E. Bessley entertained members of the Tuesday Afternoon Bridge Club and had as guests Mrs Albert Taylor, Mrs. Kavs- naugh Francis, Mrs. O. P. Barber, Mrs F. E. Utley, Mrs. James Terry, Mrs. Qeorge Powell of the Panama Canal Zone and Mrs. Ellis Snipes. Mrs. James V. Oates. Mrs. Charles Ray Newcomb and Mrs. John Reinmiller attended a te» given at the home of Mrs. C. B. Woods by the Luxora Woman's Club. Mrs. G. O. Poetz and Miss Virginia Nunn are spending today in Memphis. 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