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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER HEW1 THURSDAY, MARCH 29, 19« THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager . Sole National Advertising Representatives: ' Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, v Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier. service is maintained. 30c per week. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, $6.50 per year, W.50 for six months, 52.00 (or three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $15.60 per year payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS Snd thirf-rrate—not men, nor flag nor race, Bt only War with its wild, grinning face. —Joseph Miller. * * * But If I cast out devils by the Spirit of God, then the Mnsdom of God is come unto you.— Matthew 12:28. BARBS Why is it that Hie average husband thinks that his being late to his meals is no trouble at all for his wife? # * * Tou'll h»te us for this: there are only about three weeks until your Income tax report has to be filed. * * * With youngsters it's Dad who has to take care ot the overhead and Mom the underfoot. # . • * * A snail's pace Is about 15 feet per hour, which reminds us of some of those Sunday drivers in front of us. * * * There are no vitamins in the raspberry, but when -riven physically, quite a jolt. Time To Get Busy Much is being made of the fact that Congress has dragged its feet on the issue of aid to schools. But there is no reason to lay all blame at the lawmakers' door. Education experts report that the states aren't grappling with the full problem of school growth, either This year American colleges and universities have a record enrollment of three million students, up 250,000 from last spring. By 1970 it is predicted the .total will be six million. The United States Office of Education has released results of a study which suggests the colleges aren't preparing for this, great wave. Only six states— New York, California, Florida, Iowa, Louisiana and New Mexico— have taken real steps to handle the expected expansion according to the agency. The majority are said to be just "sitting it out" in the hope the problem somehow will take care of itself. Thirteen states have done nothing, done nothing. Educators at the National Conference on Higher Education in Chicago warn college officials that the problem will not conventiently dissolve with the passing of time. Planning at the elementary and high school level is going forward, but there is no comprehensive programming for college growth. This report makes astonishing reading. The telephone company and the power company do not wait until customers are pounding on their doors. At times they are caught short of materials, but they are always looking a decade or two ahead. The worst that can happen to a frustrated telephone subscriber is to have to find a public telephone someplace. But a young American turned away at the college gates or jammed into over- crowded classes can't solv« his difficulty that easily. America already is suffering serious educational loss at many levels and in many different ways. The loss is deeply personal for the individuals involved, but it is also of grave importance to the nation. This is not something to be left to chance. It is customary to talk of our educational needs these days in terms of. national survival in a world menaced by communism. That indeed is one measure. But at stake, too, are the quality and character of tomorrow's Americans. If we don't attend sensibly and energetically to the problem of assuring them a good education at all levels, then we may doom most of them to a tragic mediocrity. In this tensely competitve world, we would be sorely tried to maintain leadership under such- a handicap., Another Crisis Passed Baden-Wuerttemberg is West Germany's third largest state. To have lost an election there would have cost Chancellor Adenauer control of Bonn's upper house. The blow would have been severe. But it did not come. Instead he won 56 of the state's 121 parliamentary seats, six more than his Christian Democratic party had held previously. This surely constitutes a heartening victory for Adenauer and his policies. But it should not obscure the fact that cracks are showing here and there in the edifice of government he has built. Though the Free Democrats lost two seats, their strength is substantially as before and they remain the country's third largest party. They are in revolt against Adenauer's leadership and seem certain to cause further trouble. ' The issue on which they pound the aged chancellor is German unification. They call for greater German initiative in the matter, even if that requires altering Bonn's military alliance with the West. Together with the similarly disposed Social Democrats and the Refugee party, they do not let the question rest. Once again Adenauer has put down a threat. But he is a long way from being in the clear. Looks Like We've Run Out of Road VIEWS OF OTHERS How Socialism Comes George S. Benson, head of a college at Searcy, Arkansas, has been a vigorous defender of the American way of life and its free enterprise for 20 years. For most of that time he has issued a monthly "letter of thought and opinion about America's problems." That the letter stimulates thinking has been evidenced many times; most recently in the issue for February. Dr. Benson interviewed a government official in Washington. This official flatly assert* that the united States is drifting into Socialism and that this drift cannot now be halted. He told Dr. Benson: "Our people have been Infected with the gim- mies.' It is a fatal disease once it takes root In a nation. When the government starts giving something to people they get accustomed to it quickly. They don't want to give it up. They forget aboutu sound principles, and the value of individual opportunity; and ultimately they lose their self-reliance. Then they become partial or total dependents. "No government can carry a big load of dependents without gathering to itself great power over the economic, and finally, the social processes. And that's what Socialism is a government dominating the people." — New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY This (administration order that Pentagon em- ployes refrain from testifying about strategic trade between Russia and this country's allies) is not a national security, but a national cover- up. — Sen. Henry M. Jackson <D-Wash). # * * Right now I'm beginning to look back on the good oldd ays of (former President) Harry Truman. — Sen. Joseph B. McCarthy (R-Wis), Hal Boyle's Column Use of Tobacco Has its Faults But it Has Some Good Points, Too By RELMAN MORIN (Sor Hal Boyle) NEW VORK (jft—About this bust ness of not smoking . . . Nearly a j-ear has elapsed since I lit my last cigarette. It stil seems like a mlrAcle, difficult tc believe after 35 years of heav> puffing. 1 don't Intend to star- However, the subject ot this essay la not "How I Stopped Bmok Int." T\ is, rather,,that the benefit* of nat »mokln« may b* trotly over- ralMl. As I undergo* M, •«* of i» ta • special 1IM« ch«mlc»l works, *Uf«rMi to *" — every other. What is harmful to one person may have little or no effect on another. So doctors are by no means In agreement about ne .effects of tobacco. My experience,, for what It's worth, has been this— I don't find that I work better now, have more energy nor sleep more soundly. My disposition hasn't Improved. And writing a simple declarative English sentence Is still likely to be in obstacle bigger than Mt. Everest. In other words, I (eel pretty much a* I did when I wu smoki Ite wtr Well, there was an illnesi . doctor's advice. However, he Is among . those physicians who. believe that, used In moderation, tobacco eases tension and promotes relaxation. He thinks the beneficial effects of this may outweigh any physical dlsad' vantages. This, of course, would be the Ideal way to smoke. It seems to me that tobacco Is one of the good things of life, one of the rare pleasures, and should be treated as such. A fin* cigar a cool pipe or a few clgartttw are the hallmarks of a civillaed ou*. Tie kWi >• MI to mi*. TO NEA StrriM, IK. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Navy's Atom Power Program Apparently Proceeding Steadily WASHINGTON —(NBA)— The first atom-powered, U.S. Navy task force may be assembled some time in the 1960's, says Rear Adm. Albert G. Mumma, chief of the Bureau of Ships. With due regard for security, the program now looks like this: The Nautilus, first atomic-powered submarine, has been in service a year. It has cruised some 26,000 miles. Present indications are that the Nautilus will be able to run for another full year on its initial atomic fuel charge. This gives an indication, of. the possibilities of an atomic-powered task force which might remain at sea for a couple of years without refueling. These atomic ships would have to be resupplied frequently With other necessities like food, fresh water, ammunition and aviation gasoline for the carrier planes. Of course, the crews would have to be given shore leave from time to time to see their families and keep up morale. But the atom licks the fuel supply problem for almost unlimited operations. In World War n, Navy task forces refueled dally. The Seawolf, sister ship of the Nautilus, has now been launched, but Is not yet commissioned. Four other smaller submarines are under construction. Two were started last year, two this year. One of them, a radar picket submarine, will operate at high speed, distant from U.S. shores, to give early warning of attack. Also Included in this year's Nuvy program is an appropriation for the power plant for a guided missile sub. This hull was originally intended for conventional power, but it has been changed to include atomic engines. For the coming year ,the Navy has asked for funds to start construction of a guided missile light cruiser. This ship is scheduled for completion in 1960. A start will also be made this year on components for the first atomic-powered aircraft carrier. Appropriations for this carrier will be requested in fiscal 1958. It will be scheduled for completion in 1961. The Navy does not yet have an atomic reactor suitable for use in a destroyer. The extra weight re- o.uired for shielding an atomic pow- e'r plant is the handicap. Admiral Mumma will ,not even guess when this problem will be licked and a task force will become completely atom-powered. Also, there is no atomic-powered aircraft in sight for service aboard carriers. frs/une Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — E- clustvely Yours: The criticism hurled at Italy's glamor stars for aapitalizing on their bust allure wasn't a bust. Silvana Mangano, who's in the supersexy league, is now permitting photographs with her three kiddies. . , Hollywood's coming up with a new angle in its campaign to abolish a U.S. tax on movie theater tickets. The argument, cued by the sudden Hood of movies on TV :There's no tax on seeing movies at home, so why should there be a tax on movies at theaters? Promoters of sporting events are expected to join in the fight. . . John Howard has made a mid-June hospital reservation for wife Eva Half's date with the stork. Howard, who is Di. Hudson in TV's Secret Journal, will pacins the floor this time. It's been kept hush-huih, but a blr storm w»s touched off by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's decision to award trophle* for TV excellence to Dinah Shore, Lucille Ball, Desl Arnai and Walt Disney. A powerful motion picture organization threatened to with, draw cooperation when informed that TV would be recognized. Fortunately, all the studios decided to let their stars appear for the Golden Globes awards despite the growls and grumbles. Hollywood's Battle of the press agents over who has the fastest draw among western stars proved nothing except that press agents .are mighty fast word sllngers With all those expensive reputation! at ftake, no one tried to outdraw anyone, except ia print. But now It's an RKO movie, "Tension at Table Rock," about Wes Tancred, a hero so fast oii the draw he becomes a legend, Richard Egan plays Wes, who is accused of murder after a gun duel because the fast-drawing dead man's gun is still in its holster, and no one will believe Wes' story Not in the script: Zsa Zsa Oabor, after playing a wealthy widow in 'Death of a Scoundrel": "It'll so difficult for me to play such a rich woman now. Since my divorce from Conrad Hilton, I've Forgotten what being* rich mean*." The Navy wishes there were that it Was a fair fight. With this type aircraft, the need for carrying great quantities of aviation gasoline would disappear. The Navy is making no plans to build atomic-powered cargo ships for fleet supply. All atomic reactors now available will be needed for combat ships. The possibility of putting atomic reactors in conventional hulls now afloat is considered impractieal. It is better to build the hull around the reactor. This same limitation applies to modernizing tile new supercarrier Forres'tal or any of the three other supercarriers now under construction. All will be completed with conventional fuel oil boilers. Within 10 years, says Admiral Mumma, it may be possible to convert existing ships to atomic power. Will atomic power and the atomic task force reduce the number of ships needed to defend the U.S. shores? It all depends on what U.S. international commitments are ,at the time the nuclear Navy arrives. Rear Adm. H. G. Rlckover, father of the Nautilus, who fought, so hard for the introduction of atomic-powered ships, has even predicted a completely nuclear Navy by the 1960's. 75 Years Ago In B/yther/Jle An announcement of much interest is that of the engagement of Ruth Curtis Pulton to Max Overton Usrey, son of Mrs. M. O. Usrey, which was made today by Prank R. Curtis of Shereveport, La., brother of the bride elect. The wedding will be solemnized early in April in Shreveport . J. T. Sudbury is ill at hi home, 307 Tenth Street. Boyce Moore will attend the Tri- State Cleaners convention in Mem- phi over the weekend. I couldn't learn that trick. My daily average was two packs of cigarettes and, under pressure at the typewriter,, it would go up to three. Out of pure nervous reflex, I often lit one cigarette, and put it down beside another alrendy burning. Over-indulgence was my middle name. So there was no alternative but to stop entirely. IV had a number of interesting results, For instance, it decora' plicates your life marvelously. Once, I wakened on a train in the early hours after midnight, found myself out of cigarettes, and couldn't rouse the porter. Sheer panic! That will never happen again. How do you stop? There are a thousand different methods. Some people have had success with the "stretch-out" system. In this, you postpone your first cigarette five minutes each day; after a month, you will have delayed the day's smoking by two and one-half hours. Another, and similar, plan the "reward" Idea. You don't tell yourself you are going: to stop entirely, but you hold off as long as possible, then "reward" yourself with a smoke. Then hold oft again. Trouble with all these Is that they focus your thoughts on tobacco, wherean the toy Is to forget It entirely. I-believe it was Mark Twain who said something to the effect that smoking Is not the kind of habit you can lead downstairs, one step at » time, "You have to throw It out the window, bodily," he declared. End advance for pmi wed march the Doctor Says — By EDWIN f JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service. When doctors use the term "calculated risks" what do they mean? This question is brought up rather dramatically. Q—I have a herniated disc in the lower lumbar region. Surgery has been proposed but due to the statement "all surgery has a calculated risk as to the possibility of possible paralysis" I have hesitated about undergoing this ordeal.—W.C. A—There are today a great many procedures, both medical and surgical, which were not available in the past. Most of them in common use have brought relief to many persons who would formerly have had no hope of recovery. On the other hand, almost any drug which has enough power to produce changes in the body, or almost any operation, carries some risk of undesirable consequences. The possible harm Is something which every doctor has to bear in mind when he proposes treatment. The risks of some procedures are slight and the possible benefits are overwhelming. In some cases, the suffering or the disease are so serious that If aeems wise to recommend a procedure «ven though there is a considerable chance that something.undesirable will happen. The patient (or the patient's family) should, however, be informed as Mr. C was. For example, it might be said about a certain operation that the chances of successful results were good in 95 out of every 100 on whom it was used. That would leave five in 100 on whom the results would be unsuccessful or possible even harmful The problem Is that in advance of operation it is not possible to tell whether the individual person to be operated on will be among the 95 with good results or, the five with poor results: This Is what Is meant by a "calculated risk." O—I hav» high blood pressure of about SIO and have been advised to have an operation In which some nerve* in my n«c* are cut. What do you think ,of this? - Mrs. D. A—The procedure advised Is almost c«rt»lnly that operation commonly known »s asympathectomy. A—This tounds like a problem with edem* of dropsy (the accumulation of fluid) In the lower ex- ooe «< • ft*** -umber of con- ditions such a heart disease, kidney tremeties. It can result from any disease, and. others.. It is an important symptom and the earliest possible complete medical examination to determine the cause and possible ways of treating it is indicated. Q—Please explain the use of castor oil on the skin. Is it beneficial to the face? — Mrs. H.S. A—I am extremely doubtful that the application of castor oil to the skin of the face or .elsewhere provides any benefits which cannot be obtained from other and more com. mon cosmetic preparations. LITTLt LIZ A woman will buy something, because nobody has one or because everybody has one. «NIA* This Torpedo Goes Astray KEYPORT, Wash. <*> — A practice torpedo with »n urge to travel gave Navy officials more than their quota of gray hairs. The practice torpedo, In theory, is supposed to streak for the target, then veer off and run in circles until It's picked up. This torpedo kept right on going up onto the beach and Into the hull of a surplus, 40-foot landing cra.ft being repaired by James Colby of ai'.berlson. The landing craft suffered extensive damage. The charge-leas torpedo sustained a couple of amall dtnlt la Ui hard taut But you won't have to believe any stories that Egan really is fast on the draw. Grins the star who is playing the role in stone- faced Dragnet underplaying style: "I can outdraw anyone—in close-ups." The Direction in which golf course greens slope is importan knowledge to golfers when they're putting. Sven on expert like Ben Hogan reminds readers,in his book "Power Golf," that "greens near the ocean always break impercep. that "greens near the ocean always break imperceptibly toward the sea." Golfer George Gobel wa« dis cussing this fine point of the game with some pals the other day and told about playing in a recent fun tournament at a swank Southern California country club. "It was amazing," George dead panned, "all the Jreena brok> toward the bar." Penny Edwards, who followe< June Haver's lead and retiree from acting to devote herself to religious works, is back to acting Her last two films were "Pony Soldier" and "Powder River" for Fox back in 1952, Errol Flynn's Wife, Patrice Wy more, is making a bid for filmus: cal roles. She studied voice for two years during their lour-yea' European exile. . . Introduction o Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis to a giant great Dane dog who ac companies them on a coast-to-coas auto tour in "Hollywood or Bust' should have been put on film Sample dialogue as Dean, Jerry and the hound tried on a convert ible for size: JERRY: "Where do I sit? Don tell me. I know. The doer siU in the front seat with Dean." DEAN: "If the dor ilnt«, quit." JERRY: "I know all the bits When we drive Into a gnsollne sta tion, the doy fills u*\ too." DEAN: "Can't we have Lionel Atwill Instead of a dor?" JERRY: "If the dor gets any aufhs, I'm going to bark." JACOBY ON BRIDGE King- Jack Is Slam Danger Writte ifor NEA Serrlc* By OSWALD JACOBT Play the South hand at six hearts, assuming that you can see only your own hand and the dummy. You win the first spade trick, draw two rounds of trumps, cash the ace of spades and then lead diamond. West follows with a low diamond. If you cannot see the hands of the defenders, which diamond should you play from the dummy — the king or the Jack? This may seem like a iheer ue^, but there !• really a logical answer. The king li the correct play. Tt the king happens to win the trick, you are safe. YOU ean afford to give up one club trick, for NOKTN 4>KJJ«» 4>A7I WIST * J 10 9 7 J VI »AJ6J *Q61 EAST 4X341 «Q74> A 10 II SOUTH (O) 4>A<J V AKJI32 4>: 4KJ14 North-South vul. SovMi We* North Eaet 1 V Put J V Pin 3 * Pan 4 * Pan ( V Past Pax Pin Opening lead— A J you can rulf your last club !• the dummy. If the king happens to lose to the ace of diamonds (if last had the ace), you must then rely on a choice of finesses. You may play East for the queen of diamonds or for the queen of clubs. Given the chance, you will play king and ace of clubs in the hope of dropping the queen; after which you will lead the jack of diamonds through East with the intention of discarding clubs if East playi low. Now see how you stand it yoa play the jack of diamonds on the first round of that suit. Even if the finesse succeeds, you still need another finesse in clubi. That ie, the best you can hope for k 4o drive out the ace of diamondp, and you will get one discard on the king of diamonds. This will still leave you one trick short of safety unless you can win a club finesse later on. The big difference between the lead. If sapdes are led, North may two plays Is limply that you are safe If the king of diamonds win the first trick In that suit. /nttrurbon fro tndt WATERLOO, Iowa (ft— An era ended here recently when lowa'l last taterurban paasenger train completed 1U run. Electric lines had a flourishing passenger busineas in the 1920's but It hat tapered off since then. This and That Answer to Prtviou* Puzilo ACROSS 1 Arabian antelope 5 Old World lizard 11 Female ruff 12 Pertaining to a tissue 13 Closer 14 Browns bread by heat 16 Mountain pass 17 Before 19 Cravat 20 Malt drink 21 Male child 22 East (Fr.) 23 Succinct 26 City in The Netherlands 21 Rights («b.) 29 Hasten 31 Sea eagle 33 Bitter vetch 34 Period of time 35 Atlantic (ib.) 31 Japanese outcast 40 Division of the calyx 44 Scottish river «Worm 47 En 4( Brazilian macaw 49 Roof flnitl 50 Doctors (»b.) 51 Ransom 541 Barters 57 Taut 58 Bridal path 59 Concluded •0 Garden t ImelemenU DOWN 1 Interstice 2 Tradesman 3 Delaware (ab.) 4 Hail! 5 Sherry 6 Was presem 7 Creek (Scot.) 8 Winglike part 30 Venerated 9 Subdue 32 Napoleonic marshal 35 Hebrew month 36 Rounded 37 Heavy SEE *3 WIA 10 Sketcher 13 Begone! 15 Hardens, as cement 18 Fish eggs 24 Pronoun 36 Cleopatra's 25 "Emerald Isle" snake 27 Ages 41 Oar 42 Concurs 43 Not as much 46 Oriental guitar 52 Conclusion 53 Compass point designation 95 Narrow Inlet is called this 96 Inquire

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