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PACK 8IX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER. 1 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINeS, Publlaher HARRY A. HAINES. editor, Awisttnl Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Utnaftt Sole National Advertislnj ffepresentatlvei: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Mraphl*. Entered u aecond claai matter at the post- offlc* al Blythevllle, ArkanjM, under act of Con- gnu, October ». 19". Member of The Associated Preaj SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city o! Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 mU«, Ib.OO per year, »2.50 for sli months. 11.21 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations I'et they were not afraid, nor rent their iar- BMntc, neither the king, nor any or hU servants that heard all theae words.—Jeremiah 36:24. * * * T*ar not the proud arid the haughty; fear rather him who fears God.—Saadl. Barbs We don't exactly envy the fellow who has everything he wants. What has he to look lorward to? * * * A young couple, arrested for klsclnf in public wen released when the (Irl started crylnf. She threw a fast btwll * * * It isn't too early to hope to get ahead In 1955— but don't do It on the eve of the very first day. ¥ * * fa u becauM so many men work late »t (b* oHlce that most "accidents" occur In the hornet » # * It's always a problem—saying exactly what you mean or keeping your friends. Good Soldier in a Bad Cause Secretary of State Dulles and UN Ambassador Lodge sounded exactly the correct note when, on the sudden death of Russia's Andrei Viuhinsky, they acknowledged his great skill, hia resource- fulnesi and his energy as an adversary. What they said was the most any good American could fairly say of the firey Soviet UN representative, because for more than three decades he employ- ployed his generous talents in the service of the most ruthless dictatorship the modern age has ever seen. Intelligent enough to understand the fraudulence of Russian communism, he yet lent himself to ita most brutal enterprises—presumably because he realized that to do otherwise was to sign hia own death warrant. So Vishinsky was the chief prosecutor in the great, Russian purge trials of of the 1930's when the late Joseph Stalin's leading competitors for power were marked for destruction in a shocking blood bath. So Vishinsky served, too, as his country's evil instrument in the crushing of Latvian independence in 1940 and Romanian freedom in 1945. Thereafter, he toiled ceaselessly in the United Nations to twist and distort its functions to serve Soviet ends, to use it as a sounding board for Russian propaganda, to thwart every noble aim for which it was created. When the long record of Soviet wickedness is finally totted up, no small share of the blame will fall on the head of Vi- shinsky. He knew what he was doing. Unlike many of the rigid, faceless men who serve the Communist cause, Vishinsky had a sense of humor and an obvious delight in life. That he did only magnifies the shame that history will say is his for so terrible a corruption of his abilities. Foolish Tolerance From visiting French Premier Mendes • France we gained verbal assurances of the bright prospects for ratification of the Paris pacts bringing West Germany into the orbit of free nations. But from the Britisli we got something more concrete. The British House of Commons has overwhelmingly ratified the pacts, with only four dissenting votes. The leaders of the ruling Conservatives and of the minority Labor Party both endorsed the agreements and urged their support. Unhappily, the lopsided favorable vote does not tell the whole story. The Labor members of the House, under warning that they might face expulsion from voting on the issue chose almost without exception to abstain from voting on the issue altogether. In some instances, this may have reflected defiance of what was perhaps viewed as rigid dictation from the party leadership. But in many others it represented response to the irresponsible factional leadership of Aneurin Bevan, who may go down In history as one of the most ill-informed demagogues in 20th century history. As usual, Bevan was against the West doing anything substantial to make himself strong against the threat of Russian communism. He prefers to promote another big power conference, evidently figuring that if we have two or three of these a year the Soviet leaders might by 1990 or 2000 concede a couple of points. The tolerance of fools like Bevan is part of the price any people must pay for the cherished freedoms of the democratic system. Fortunately for us all at this moment, Bevan can only talk. It will be a sad day for free men if his demagoguery is ever matched with power. OF OTHERS GNU Gnews The gnew gnu is no longer new. But this fact could not stop headline writers from resurrecting the phrase for a news story about an addition to Chicago's Brookficlri zoo. In the best cultfst tradition, they falLTiTuTTy pTS- duced such headings as "Zoo Gets Gnfce Gnew Gnu; Object: More Gnew Gnus." The gnu, a type of African antelope, Is a relatively rare beast with a "funny" name in the news that "Knew gnu" now has the fresh flavor of a stoy from Joe Miller's Joke Book, It's appearance Is, however, an example of trie great American subservience to the facf ArfB once a fad catches on t It ia doomed to be run straight into the ground, One of the current examples of the power of the fad, crate or cult, or what have, you. Is In the field of popular music. In fact, two fads ire now competing for dominion over the minds and mu&ee of our songwriter*. The first of these is the Italian cra?-e which has subjected the listening public, trapped between a soup opera and a disk Jockey, to a steady diet of nostalgic tunes about dear old Itnlla. The latest nnd most threatening fad In music Is something known as a "mombo. 11 Originally billed as a great American contribution to dance rythnu, this .has picked up the Yultide spirit wiht a little number called "I Want to See Santa Santa Glaus Mombo." This spirit of the fad hns long been the plague of literature, a field In which the cultists run riot. It reaches Its height In the symbolistic writers who can be "appreciated" only by a select number of devotees who can be counted on the fingers of one hand. And behind nit of this faddlsm In every field there seems to be one thing that Is common— a a restless, nnd perhaps senseless, search for some little twist that la gnew.— Florida Times-Union. Porpoised Research Florida Stiite University, an Institution of higher learning supported by taxpayers which gives collage credits to students for circus tricks, hn.s embarked on a new research project. As explained by an nltleial release front the untverslty, the object of this research Is to find an answer to the question. Can porpoises see with their ears?" The director of the project Is the university's professor of psychology, Dr. N. W, Kellogg. Two rpsenreh assistants, the university electronics engineer nnd others have been assigned to work with him on it. It Is planned, according to the press release, to build a pool on the shore 43 miles south of Tallahassee where It seems that FSU has an "oceono- grnphic Institute" and stock It with porpoises to be purchased from Marlneland. Porpoises are siiid to emit a noise under water and also to be able to hear. The psychology professor and hla assistants will .study the porpoises to see wJicffflr they hear the echo of their own noises and there by avoid "colliding with objects or with the bottom of the sea." If the research, is successful, the findings might be fully as valuable UK the course in circus tricks which this tax-supported university gives.—Fort Myers iFla.) News-Press. Alarm Spoiled That bank In New York whore a $200.000 robbery was thwarted by a drawn shade had devised * nifty burglary alarm, but spoiled it all by divulging the trick to the bandit fraternity first time It was used. The drawn shade at opening time would be a signal to arriving employes that dirty work was afoot Inside. When the robbers were getting set for a rich haul the screen which one of the marauders was tricked into lowering, led to the police call. Afterward, bsuik officials couldn't' resist the temptation to cackle and crow over their feat in outelirking the thugs. Having disclosed their top secret, The bankers now must change signals against robbers grown more wary. The drawn shade Incident marie a good news story. But it lost the bank a good secret weapon. —New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY Advisers to the government, If they are going to be valuable, must be free to express their opinions.—Dr. Linus Pauling, winner of the 1D54 Noble Priz« for chemistry, * if, * If he (President Elsenhower) is S candidate for the nomination, .I'll be In his corner.—Senator Dicrkson, on 1D56 Presidential r»c|. Back-Seat Driver Peter fdson's Washington Column Senate Heartbeats Will Have Lot To Say on Control of That Chamber WASHINGTON —<NEA>— Whether Republicans or Democrats will organize the U. S. Senate when the 84 th Congress convenes next Jnn. 3 Is a question that still hangs on a heartbeat. It is not Just a question of recounts In close states like New Jersey nnd Ohio, where Republicans Clifford Case and George Bender appear to have won the election. Reversals in those two states would Increase the apparent Democratic lead of 48 to 47 Republicans, with Oregon Independent Wayne Morse committed to vote with the Democrats on organization of the new Senate. But that Is not where the rub comes. What really controls the result Is whether nil of the Incumbent senators and senators-elect are alive, henlthy, present and voting on Jan. 3 when the session opens to organize. This may be it ghoulish thing to talk about. But it Is a fact of political life which cannot be ignored. Seven senators died during the last session of Congress. With a number of senators now well past the traditional three score and ten, the fact that some of them or even younger men might not live through the session has been openly discussed by even the senators themselves. Speculation at first centered on young Sen. John F. Kennedy (D., Mass.) now hospitalized for sur- gery on war injuries. Reports became so prevalent that he had cancer of the blood and could not resume his Senate seat that his father, former Ambassador Joe Kennedy, had to make a public statement to squelch the rumors. Once the Senate Is organized, there Is little likelihood that control would be changed In mid- season, regardless of who might die or which party would retain actual majority. There is no record In U.S. congressional history in which such a shift hns been made. The most recent example of such a situation arose when Sen., Robert A. Taft died in 1953. He was succeeded by Democrat Thomas A. Burke. The Democratic Party then had a nominal majority of one. But no move was made by the Democrats to reorganize the Senate. If this precedent Is followed in the 84th Congress, the Republicans would make no niovo to change control if they should obtain a majority through the death of any Democrat nnd his replacement by a Republican. There is no law pro hiblting reorganization. It Is just custom. Six times in the past, there have been bitter fights over organization of the Senate- when ,ihe parties were closely divided. And there Is no instance when the party with the majority failed or refused to take control of the Senate and keep it. The first time was March, 1881, when the two parties were tied, and there were two independents, Republican President James A, Qarfleld had called a special session to confirm appointments When the Democrats tried to push through a motion to retain control of the standing committees, Vice Pres. Chester A, Arthur broke the tie and voted With the Republicans so • they could reorganize. In the 50th Congress, 1885-87, during the last two years of Democratic President Grover Cleveland's first term, 37 Democrats were elected to 39 Republicans, Vice Pres. Thomas A. Hendricks of Ohio Had died In 1885. The Republicans succeeded in organizing the Senate by electing a Republican President of the Senate pro tempore. Four times thereafter— In 1010, 1927, 1931 and In the present session of the 83rd Congress—the division has been 41 Democrats, 46 Republicans and one independent at the time of organization. In al: cases, the Republicans organized the Senate. The only really close House of Representatives division came in the 72nd Congress, 1931,- when there were 216 Democrats, 218 Republicans and one Independent. But four Republicans died, nnd the Democrats elected John N. Garner as Speaker of the House. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. A curious and apparently common condition is brought up for discussion In today's first Inquiry. Q—I should like to know what causes the distressed feeling of what I call "nervous legs" and what I can do to overcome it. M.R. A—perhaps this disorder is more commonly known us "restless legs." According to published reports the most characteristic symptoms (ire a feeling of weakness in the legs and a sensation of cold In the feet. Disturbance of sleep is common. For relief, people move their feet eonlimmUy ov soV up and move about. Massnge luus no effect. The unpleasant sensations appear only when the person is at rest, as In sleep or at the movies. The cause is not understood. There Is some reason to believe that the cause lies In the nervous system and other reasons to suggest circulatory disturbances. There does not seem to be any satisfactory treatment. Q—Are there any or medicine I can take to reduce n large bust? Mrs. S. E. A — Unfortunately not. Under most exceptional circumstances surgery to remove excessive tissue Is a possibility but this. Is only rarely desirable. Loss of weight of !he body as a whole may ocea- sionnlly reduce the size of the bust as well as the amount of fat carried elsewhere on the body. Q—I have a son 15 who uviirhs 2 pounds and is 5 feel 9 Inches tall, A few months apo I noticed n swelling around his right breast and I wonder if this is anything to worry about. Mvs. Z. A—There Is a possibility of stiin- ilatlon from the production of some lemale sex hormone (issue and examination of the testicles and possibly the adrenals is indicated. Q—I am 25 years old and so far as I know have nothing physically wrong. Lately, however, my nnkles lave been swelling, particularly the right one. There Is no pain and I won tier if this cnn be Important. Miss A. A-This cnn liuiecd be Important i.ncl (i careful exiiminntion (or possible heart or kidney disease la particular should be made as soon as possible. Q—One year ago I had a slipped disc removed from my spine and have a bone graft there. Would It be advisable to become pregnant? Mrs. J. A—Providing the operation was a success and there are no other reasons for avoiding pregnancy the operation described should not interfere with a perfectly normal childbearing experience. Q—Several months ago I had a bad case of infected poison oak on my arms and legs. When it healed It left bad scars. Is there anything I can do to make these scars disappear. L. S. A—Possibly yes. A skin specialist should be consulted with a view to considering one of the newer methods of removing superficial scars on the skin. Q_Can a spur or calcium deposit on the heel be cured without an operation, L. \V. A—Sometimes relief has been obtained by injection and sometimes such injections have hot only failed but made the pain wsrse. The decision on whether to try It should usually depend on the severity of the pain In the first place, and the need for attempting this uncertain method of obtaining relief. UTTLE LIZ — Prosperity Is the ti.-ne you oc- cumulate the bad debts you or« unable to pay off during tht depression. «NI» • JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Bid Causes Heated Discussion By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service After today's hand had been played there was a long and heated discussion of the bidding, but there was no argument about the way it had been played by . Preston Ellett, well known New York expert. Nobody had a kind word to say for the jump to four hearts. Even Ellett admitted that he didn't admire the bid but had made it he- cause he was annoyed about the previous hand. The big discussion raged over NORTH (D) »K J82 »Q83 1 » AKJ85 + K1084 EAST 4 K 109432 V 10 * 1078 + 132 SOUTH North 1 » Pass »A978543 » 42 + J96 East-West vul. Eut South W«t Pass 4 V Double Pass Pass Opening lead— 6 Q West's penalty double of four hearts. Is it a good double, or does it just warn declarer to expect a bad trump break? Ordinarily, I would call it a doubtful double, but the chances are that West knew all about the previous hand and also knew that South was making a very risky bid of four hearts. In shor', the bidding Is very human, but not very instructive. The p!»y move th»n rrnkcs up for these defects. opened the queen of spades and Elicit wan in dummy with Uu >c«. H* 1M-DM «UMB ol hurt* Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — The Laugh Parade: There's now a twist on the stories about Americans who can't understand British in/lections. Jeff Morrow was In terviewed by a BBC commentator in London recently and toward the close of the program was asked to give his list of film credits. The star reeled off "The Robe, This Island Earth, Sign of th Pagan and Captain Lightfoot," then added: "Oh. yes, I forgot — 'Tanganyika.' " "You're entirely welcome, old chap/' the British commentator said to Jeff's amazement. It's al ways a pleasure to talk to you Hollyvvoodltei." A scene from the Swedish nudist Him. "One Summer of Happiness," is displayed in the window of the film exchange handling the picture on Los Angeles' film row. Over the blow-up of the hero and heroine in their birthday suits is a sign that reads: "Positively no glasses required for this picture." EDWARD ANHALT, the screenplay writer, relays what he vows is a true story about a movie queen's kiddies. The three youngsters were fathered by the star's second husband. But recently her first husband moved next door and the children, greatly confused, asked their mother to unravel their relationship to her ex. "It's simple," said Ihe actress. "You can call my present husband 'Daddy Right.' As to my first husband next door—just call him 'Daddy Wrong.' " Vic Mature, the story go«, was the guest of a banker friend at a swank Los Angeles country club a few years ago. After playing 18 holes on the golf course. Vic broached the subject of membership to the manager. The manager protested that the club was strict in Its rules. Absolutely no actors, he said, were allowed to Join. "Hades, man, I'm no actor," thundered Vic. "And I've got 17 pictures to prove It." A FEW MONTHS AGO Bob Crosby planned to enter his 12- year-old son, C«ris—the same lad who made headlines by running away from home—in a military school. Before the term was to begin, a letter arrived from the school detailing what clothes the boy should bring with him, and also tactfully suggested that it for a finesse, not seriously expecting it to win but feeling that he couldn't lose anything by trying. West won with the king of hearts and led the jack of spades, forcing declarer to ruff. If it hadn't been for the double. South would have led the ace of hearts at this point in the hope of getting a reasonable trump break. In view of the double, however. Bllett allowed for the bad brenk. Declarer led a diamond to the ace, ruffed another spade, led a diamond to the king, and ruffed a third round of diamonds. This left declarer with only three trumps, the same number that West held. Ellett then led the jack of clubs towards the dummy. West went up with the ace of clubs and returned his low club, hoping that South would misjudge the situation. Here again, however, the double guided declarer. He finessed dummy's ten of clubs, playing West for practically all of the missing strength. When the ten of clubs held, the hand was home. South cashed the king of clubs and then played a low trump on the next lead from dummy. West had to overruff and lead away from his Jack of trumps up to South's ace-nine. would be wise if Crosby would see to it that Chris was conversant with all the facts about the birds and the bees. Bob left the delicate Instruction up to the family doctor, who held forth.for a full hour on the subject of sex as Chris listened. Wh«n the doctor finished, Chris looked at him blinkingly and deadpanned: "I don't know why you're t«lllnf me ail this, doctor. All I want to be is an electrical enf Ineer." When Shelley Winters was told on arriving in England that she would be presented to the Queen at the Royal Film Show, she asked: "Will she ask us to Buckingham Palace afterwards?" A cute chick named Lauren Chapin Insisted she wouldn't kiss William Hudson in a scene for Robert Young's telefilm series, "Father Knows Best." "I'd rather kiss Mr. Young," ih« pouted. Director Bill Eussell gave her the old pitch—"Look, you're an actress." Lauren finally agreed t* *• smooch jus the script demanded. But at her ate—eliht—Lauren'i still confused about It all. DONALD O'CONNOR tells about working in one of his first movies —a five-day little epic with a B budget. He was on the far side of the sound stage as one scene wa« ready to go before the caTnerft when he heard one of the biggies on the film yell to him. "I'm sorry," said Donald, "but I was just getting- a drink of water." There was « moment's pauu, then the voice came back: "Listen, thlm i» » B movie. We'll let you know when you're thirsty." Irving Starr, the telefilm producer, tells about the two-headed man from the circus who found himself without funds in a department store. "I'm the two-headed man with the circus playing here," he said. "I'd like to buy a couple of ties but I left my wallet In my dressing room. Can I charge them?" The clerk looked doubtful. "D« you have any Identification?" she asked. Jacqueline Wilson won't take any step toward divorcing Dale Robertson from whom she's estranged, but she's given him the green light to divorce her. Dale, currently In "Top of the World," isn't sure whether his male gallantry will permit him to take action. 75 Y*ar* Ago In Biytruviilf— Police Chief Ed Rice urged Blytheville residents to bury leaves instead of burning them thus eliminating fires and utilizing a good fertilizer. Mrs: Max Reid, Mrs. W. C. Hig- glnson and Mrs. Jesse Taylor will entertain tomorrow with a luncheon at the Reid home. Mrs. George Lee and Mrs. John P. Reinmiller will he hostesses tomorrow for the monthly luncheon meeting at the Woman's Club. Mrs. Phillip Peinburg of Cape Girardeau, Mo., is spending this week with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wolf Arian. WHILE getting her things together for a visit,with her grandmother, little six-year-old Effie ran to the bookcase and brought back three books: "Peter Rabbit," "Little Black Sambo" and 'Child Guidance." "Effie," said her mother, "you won't need that 'Child Guidance'." "Oh yes I will," replied the child. "Grandma stil believes in spanking." — Port Myers (Pla.) News-Press. Traveling Around Answer to Previous Puzik ACROSS 61 Soap-making 1 Thailand's frame former name DOWN 5 City In Nevada i Girdle 9 Over the ' 2 Preposition 3 Upon 4 Excavations fj Uncooked SExpunger 7 Egyptian river 24 Destiny 8 Spanish jars 25 Ireland 9 Advance unit 10 Weird 11 T.Jterary collections 16 Revised 20 Bunches 22 Folks you meet in Denmark 12 Opposed 13 Seed-vessel 14 Writing tool 15 General Jackson 17 Age 18 Wished 19 Ship movements 21 Lateral part 23 Knight's title 24 Ate 27 They travel by ship 29 Discard 82 Ascended 34 Hinder 86 Harangue !7 Horse's pose 68 City in Oklahoma 89 Cut 41 Barrier 42 Give (Scot.) «4 Paradise <6 Recently divided between Italy tnd Yugoslavia (9 Wanders S3 Boston's nickname 14 British sidewalk edge M Every one (7 Toward the sheltered side) SI Famous ftisllsh school >> GoU mound MCounMl 43 Glacial ridge 45 Memoranda 46 The one there 47 Reign 48 Distant 26 Means of air travel 28 Savory 30 Icelandic sagas (prefix) 31 Consider 50 Cast a ballot 33 Miss 51 Seth's son Thompson (Bib.) 33 Timing devlces52 Japanese cotol 40 Ogled 55 Insect f a? 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