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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 3, 1955
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fAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS SATURDAY, DECEMBER S, 1<HW THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINKS, Editor, Assistant Publish* PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrcrtising Manager Sota National Adrertlsing Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- ettica »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Coo- ire«, October 9, 1»17. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blyheville or any ntburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $6.50 per «»r, »3.50 for six months, »2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS And to Jesus the mediator of the new conven- »nt, and to the blood of springlins. that spcaketh better things than that of Abel.—Hebrews 12:24. * * * From first to last. Jesus is the same; always the «*me—majetic and simple, infinitely severe and infinitely gentle.—Napoleon Bonaparte. BARBS Consult your wife early, men on what she wants for Christinas, so she can change her mind in time Mr yon to nuke the swap. * * * The world is slowing down, according to an astrologer. Doctors will smile ij people are really learning to take it easy. * * * One of the Irritations of life is any lax on restaurant meals. It's a blow below the belt. * * * A true sportsman kill more game than the law allows any more than the amateur hunters. * * * A writer says the clinging vine type of gal isn't ao popular these days. Not so many motorcyclces'on the road in the fall. Labor's New Responsibility With the nation's two great labor organizations, the AFL and CIO, merger- ing into one huge federation, Big Labor is entering- a new era in which it faces both a beckoning opportunity and a ris- , ing responsibility. Now to be 15,400,000 strong, the united organization obviously will have enhanced power and prestige. It will Ire able to speak in more forceful tones in its dealings with the business community, in its forays into politics, and in the councils of international labor. Having this greater power, it may act as a stronger magnet than the two separate organizations did to the hundreds of independent unions which have chosen to remain outside the AFL or CIO. Likewise, it may exert greater pulling power on millions of unorganized workers. In the past Intel-federation raiding . has been a great source of trouble in the labor movement. Presumably, this sort of thing will now largely disappear and the combined groups can concentrate on more fruitful objectives. They themselves believe their greater strength gives them an unparalleled chance to work for higher living standards among the nation's workers. This is indeed a worthy goal, and the extent to which the new federation realizes it may be the single best measure of its ultimate effectiveness. But clearly this great power and the opportunity it brings are inseparable from a higher sense of responsibility. The men who will lead the new organization are taking O n burdens the like oC which they have never known before. Bijf as they are, they still represent less than 25 per cent of the country's (i5- million-man labor force. They cannot in fairness press the interests of their workers or of the community at large. If they do, they will bring down the wrath of other groups on their heads, and cost their workers more than they can get for them. Moreover, they must at all times he careful not to push their demands beyond the reasonable capacity of the economy to absorb them. The result of excessive pressure can only be to squeeze the economy dry and cripple its ability to serve them and every other segment of the nation. • For another thing, labor must cast its political weight with caution. Any attempt to take over a political parly or place its stamp unmistably on a party seems likely to backfire, and again to draw the wrath of others. Labor by now ought to have seen enough of how the public reacts to extremes of political action on its part. If the men at the helm of the new federation can wield their combined strength thug responsibly, they should indeed preside over the winning of fresh rewards for America's workingmen. Gained in that way, those rewards would benefit us all. VIEWS OF OTHERS Sleepy? Try This Bushels of mail have poured into the Journal- Gazette office after our editorial a couple of weeks ago on our disclosures of coffee being overrated. Both letters (written by "Scoop" Chevalier, our "Johnny on the spot" J-G reporter) disagreed emphatically with our conclusions. Scoop complains that coffee keeps him awake during working hours and is definitely a menace to the proletariat. Which brings us sneakingly to our subject for today—"Sleep." After hours of research and experimentation we have arrived at the following sensational disclosure concerning that slumberous pastime: <1> Sleep is an excellent way of listening to an opear. (2) Sleep is the best cure for insomnia. <3» Sleep is something that science cannot abolish but babies can. If you're having trouble finding sleep. Scoop recommends his sure-fire remedy: Grind one clove and two aspirin into a large tumbler of water. To that add four teaspoons of ovahine, three sleeping pills and eight ounces of warm milk heated to 70 degrees. Next, take another large tumbler and fill it with brandy. Then pour the contents of the first tumbler down the sink and drink the second. Repeat this procedure every ten minutes for two hours. / Before you go to bed, be sure to remove your clothes. In your condition, just try to remove your clothes. Exhausting preces, isn't it? Now that you're in bed, get up again. You forgot to take off your shoes. Back to bed now. But you stil can't sleep. There's more tiring work to be done. First, grab the bed securely with both hands and hold on to the pesky thing for a half hour to keep it from spinning out of the room with you abroad. But there's still one more job to be done to make sure your're really tired enough for sleep. Those snakes which have been coming at you from out of the walls—take the lamp off the bedside table and start swinging at the monsters. Be particularly leery of that big snake—the one with the blue eye in the center of his head. He's a devil. That green ostrich that rides on his back is no darn good either.—Mattoon (III.) Journal- Gazette. How To Sell Mi Ik Now that milk price controls have been removed in Florida and dairymen here are free to set their own prices on milk, they might be interested in something that has happened in Des Molnes, Iowa. The Northland Milk Co. there conceived a plan of offering a quantity discount for home deliveries. The customer pays 26 cents for the first quart. On any additional quarts he takes at the same time, he gets 10 cents off, making the price 18 cents. R. B. Weigel, vice president and general manager of the milk company, reports that this plan has incrceased its sales by 20 per cent. "By the time six months were up," he -says, "we had converted all our customers to the quantity discount system—losing some, getting larger orders from others, and adding many new ones, all ot which where large customers." At the same time, of course, the plan has increased the consumption of milk, to the benefit of the dairymen's pocketbooks and the public's health. Dairy farmers are complaining about a surplus and the government has been buying up dairy products to help them out. Maybe there is no surplus in Florida, where the dairy interests still are fighting the removal of the artificial price props. But if there is no surplus here, then they sure don't need to have the state fix and enforce a minimum price on milK.—Fort Myers tFlaj New.s-Press. Purchase Reappraised The editor of the venerable Hartford iConn.l Cournnt, here for n press meeting, reveals that his' paper, finally has apologized for its nasty editorials of 1803 which said that tile US had wasted $15 million t,o buy a "bunch of bogs, mountains ?nd Indians." On (lie occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Louisiana purchase, in 1953. editor John R. Heit- emcyer .said, the paper reapprised the transaction and admitted "it may have been a pretty good buy after all." And now for the people of the purchase areas we accept belatedly the very belated apology. —New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY We (Russia > do not advise anyone to test our strength, especially those who have tested it already,— Lazar M. Knganovioch, Soviet firet deputy premier. This (tattooing everyone with their blood type) may sound rndictil, but it is the simplest and only sure method of making available what may prove to be life-saving information.— Dr. prank D. Berry, assistant secretary of defense. Unify Germany, why, man, we've already un ified it. We came thro ' , , ar ed t. We came though Germany playing this ol' happy music, and If them Germans wasn't unified, then this ain't ol' Sntchmo talking to you. — Louis "Satchmo" Armstrong, hot trum- Let's Keep a Head on Those Shoulders Peter fdson's Washington Column — Everybody Is 'Peace Loving' In Mid-East Military Drama The first thing in writing & book Is never lenrn to read or write.—Comedian George BuriiA on writing a book on his memoirs. By PETER EDSON EA Washington Correspondent . WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The! Middle East shooting has been! moved, right from the Gaza to the; Washington strip. Within one re-j cent week, the Washington press corps has had it from both barrels. First Is was Egypt's ambassador. Dr. Ahmed. Hussein, giving his country's side of the dispute. Then Israel's Foreign Minister Moshe Sharett moved in. And to say that confusion is rampant is to put it mildly. To begin, both sides claim to be peace-loving states. "The policy of Israel is never to start a war or launch an offensive," says Sharett. "The Egyptians have no aggressive plans, and it is not in their :n(eVest to attack anyone," says Hussein. That being the case, who started the fighting? Each accuses the other of breaking the 1949 armistice. 1 'We were given to understand by the Western powers that Israel had no intention of attacking us," fnys the Egyptian ambassador. "Put this hope was soon dashed when Israel launched its unpro- vuked assault on the Gaza strip j on Feb. 28." j "Egypt has systematically vio-| lated the armistice agreement by armed incursions into Israel," says the Israeli Foreign Minister. Each side claims the other is militarily stronger. This is some- • tiling of a novelty. In most wars, Fach side claims it can knock the .^rots off its enemies. This is the way Foregin Minister Sharett puts it: "Even before the Czech deal to furnish her with arms, Egypt had enjoyed a definite superiority over Israel in all classes of heavy nrms, on land, on sea and in the air." And this is how Ambassador Hussein analyezs it: "Even in the American press. Israel .is credited with having a military superiority far in excess of the combined Arab forces, with being in a position to mobilze si! her forces wthin 48 hours, and *.o capture easily the three 'neighboring Arab capitals in six weeks." This bein gthe situation, both sides claim they must have more, arms — for self-defense and to i maintain peace, of course. And what do you suppose the suggested solution for this stalemate is? Well, each side wants ihe United States to step in and make the other behave. Israel wants a new treaty with this .country. "Additional arms and a security guarantee are both sought by Israel as bulwarks against aggression in the absence of a peace settlement," says foreign Minister Sharett. Egypt's Ambassador Hussein, on the other hand, says that such a large section of Arab public opinion believes Israel so dependent upon the United states that, "Is- rrel would not dare disobey her." Every Israeli act of aggression, says Hussein, convinces the Arabs that the United tates is "indifferent" to the welfare of their 45 million people. These final arguments seem to reduce the whole business to the ultimate absurdity. Both Arabs and Israelis. themselves innocent, blame their troubles on the United States for not furnishing them both with more arms — to keep them from fighting each other. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service A correspondent writes that she would be much interested in "rny version" of muscular rheumatism. She says that she has been told she has it. I do not have a "version" of muscular rheumatism. Rheumatism is a rather old-fashioned name which formerly was usprf lor a whole raft of conditions row known as arthritis, neuritis, fibrosUis, or some other more specific term. The march of science has gone on and it no longer satisfies c:\reful doctors to call so many conditions just plain rheumatism. When the word is still used, however, it generally refers to those muscular pa,ins and .aches \vhich may develop in almost any part of the body and from any one of several different causes anrl which Will not fit into the classification for more specific disorders. Nearly everyone at one time or .•mother has suffered with such kinds of muscular rheumatism. A draft blowing on the back or neck ir.iy be enough to set it, off. Muscular aches and pains often accompany or follow infections such as tore throats or . influenza. Toxic substances abso r bed from diseased tonsils or an abscessed tooth not ii.frequently produce rheumatism.' Muscular pains which feel exactly the same as rheumatism often come after one has given hard use to muscles which were soft and flabby or after one had mnintalned H poor posture for a long period of time. In other words, thcve are still things left for which the label of rheumatism is about as stood ns anything else. A rose by any other nnine would smell as sweet. Rheumatism of any cause is uncomfortable and a thousand different treatments have been tried. Many, if not most, get well of ..icmselves. In others the cause can be traced and eliminated. But some go on and on until the victim seems like. a different pcvson. It is Impossible here to list all Ihe treatments which have been suggested. But I have received Inquiries about bee stings or the substance which the bee Injects when .she stings, This remedy is old RS the hills. Even some doctors who have Investigated it think thnt it Is helpful — at least sometimes. I remember as n hoy tin elderly beekeeper who had what wa« , called rheumatism and who was all crippled up in the winter bu who claimed to be much improver in the spring when he got out with the bees and was stung a fe\s times. I never could make up ms mind whether his improvemen was caused by the stinss or by the warmer air of springtime. I stil." con't know. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Thrice-Told Tale Costly By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When North opened the bidding with one no-trump in today's hand he showed' just about his ful strength. This opening bid shows balanced distribution with 16 to 18 points in high-card strength. When a player has shown his full strength, he can sit back and let his partner do the work. If the partner fails to act, there may be a good reason for his silence. When today's hand was played. South didn't hear his partner keeping quiet. North told his story second time when he doubled two diamond's; and he told it a third time when he bid three spades. This time the axe fell. The defenders. Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Glick of Miami Shores, Fla., picked the hand as clean ns a whistle. This wasn't surprising, since both r.Mik among the country's foremost players. Mrs. Glick opened the singleton LITTLE LIZ l_ove your enemies. It wilt driv* them crazy. txut club. Mr. Glick won \vith the ace and returned the nine of clubs, choosing this card to request a return in a high-ranking suit. Mrs. Glick ruffed and obediently returned a low heart. East won with the king and returned the fcur of clubs to ask for a return in a low suit. It was now clear that' Bast had both of the red aces. Mrs. Glick ruffed again and returned the queen of diamonds. Dummy put up the king, and East won with the ace. Now Mr. Olick carefully returned a diamond be fore trying to give his partner another club ruff. Mrs. Glick won NORTH (D) 1 A AQJ 10 VJ72 » K 10 4KQJ1Q WEST EAST 4 K 6 5 3 4 None VQ1083 »AK6 * QJ73 4A9854 + 8 North 1N.T. Double Pass 3* Pass + A9654 SOUTH 498742 V954 462 4732 Both sides vul. East South 'West Pass 2 A Pass Pass Pass Pass 3 + Pass Pass Pass Pass 3 » Double Opening lead—48 with the jack of diamonds and just as carefully cashed the queen of hearts before leading to the ace of hearts. This careful sequenqence of plays reduced South to his five trumps nd a club. Now Mr. Glick led another club, allowing West to ruff with the king of spades. Declarer made only dummy's four trumps, and the contract was thus set five tricks for » loss of 1,400 points. What's more, even :he honors didn't count, since th« | hand was played in » pair tour-i nnment. This was a very expensive thrice-toid taiel THERE TS ONLY one discordant note in South Carolina's booming economy. It appeared on a truck passing through Greenville. The sign said: "Crime Don't Pay. Neither Do Trucking." — Greenville IS. C.) Piedmont. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA. Staff Correspondent. HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — There's a box-office code for every tiling these days — even for movie monsters. Make-up whiz Bud Westmore flashed me the latest word from Universal - International studio's chamber of horrors. Bud spends a lot of time there. It's furnished with a big- oven for baking: ogres and cluttered with tasty items like a sculptured version of an exposed brain, death musks, a handsome specimen of a tarantula in a jar of formaldehyde and a printed sign that asks: "Have .You Smiled Today?" The ghoulish, one-eyed Glob in "It Came Prom Outer Space"; the monstrous Mutants in ' 'This Island Earth" and the half-human, half-fish Gill Man of "The Creature From the Black Lagoon," its sequel, "Return of the Creature." and its sequel, "The Creature Walks Among Us," are Bud's most recent scalp crawlers. "BUT OUR LITTLE COMMUNITY is growing." he said as he affectionately patted a nine-foot replica of a prehistoric lizard that had just slid out of his plastic rubber baking oven. "This kid," he said, "hits stardom in a film titled 'Land Unknown,' Moviegoers will love him." That's the secret, Westmore explained, about movie monsters. "A monster," Bud assured me, "can't be too grotesque or he might draw a laugh. One laugh at the wrong time and you're dead. Sure, he should scare people, but at the same time he should be pleasant enough to draw a little affection or sympathy once in a while." THE BEST MONSTERS, Westmore continued, are based on spiders, grasshoppers and bugs. "Women and children," he said, fear them most. We found out that the maximum of menace can be attained, too, by eliminating the nose. By making the nose on a typical human deformHr, either." So far none of Westmore's monsters have had to speak dialog. Like the old model T Ford, though . they wheeze, rumble, creak, hum, gasp and growl. "But their noises." ne says, "have to deliver a message. Even a grunt is emotional." OGRE - INVENTING requires considerable research. Westmore has pored through books on life in the ocean depths, zoology, phychology, geology, human anatomy and even chemistry for formulas in casting nightmarish outer skins. But his job, he says, doesn't give him nightmares. ''I still dream." he grinned, ''about beautiful girls." Westmore probably has drawn more public praise for his ability to make beautiful women even more beautiful on the screen. His family has been in that business for years. He's the first Westmore to combine beauty secrets with ghoulish monsters. He appreciates their lack of temperament. Westmore monsters can't talk back to directors, complain to agents, demand bigger dressing rooms or go on sit-down strikes for more money. Gentle people, really. oversized, the monster gets too much sympathy." Fur-bearing ogres, says Westmore, are out. They remind people of their pets. "Our monsters never capitalize 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille Mrs. J. W. Rader and Mrs. O. M. Morgan were guests of Mrs. Ar.cil Webb when she was hostess to members of the Duo-Quad bri dge club. . Mrs. Floyd A. White had as her only guest, Mrs. C. A. Cunningham, where she entertained members of the Tuesday Bridge Club. Mrs. W. D. Chamblin was the high score winner. E. A. Stacy and H. C. Knapenberger were in Little Rpck this week for a meeting oi cotton trade representatives. Q_The bidding has been: South West North East I Diamond Pass 1 Heart Pass 9 You. South, hold: *4 VA53 »AK1062 *AJ74 What do you do? A—Bid two clubs. You will raise hearts later, but your failure to make a jump bid at any time will indicate that the hand ii only moderately strong. If you are passed at two clubs, you won't miss much. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 44 VA53 4AK1062 +.VKJ' What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Actor Powell To Be Envied By Husbands By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD l.fl—pick Powell is in the position, enviable to some husbands, of being able to tell his wife what to do for eight hours each day. Multi-talented Powell is produsing and directing a new, musical version of "It Happened One Night." The stars Jack* Lemmon and June Allyson, who happens to be Mrs. Powell. That means that Powell is her boss during studio hours. Afterwards? Well, that's another matter. So far, the experience seems to be going along fine, despite the show June occasionally puts on to titillate I the onlookers. When he raises his voice to give directions in a scene, she'll snap: "Don't shout at me. We're not at home, you know." But foolishness aside, she expresses admiration for her daytime boss. Has Talent "He's so talented." she says. "He can do everything better than we can. He can act better, he can sing better. The only thing he can't do is dance better. That's his weak suit. "Jack and I aren't so dumb. We get him to act out our parts so we can see how it's supposed to be done." She gave some insight on. what love can do for an actress. As one of MGM's top stars, she led a rather sheltered life on the set. Since becoming one of the most sought-after free-lancers, she is often treated like a hot-house flower. But not on "It Happened One Night." Numerous Injuries She enumerated her injuries: sprained neck, torn leg muscles, scraped leg. These and other aches and pains were acquired from sliding down haystacks, doing strenuous dances, etc. There was one place where she drew the line: working overtime. She has a clause in her contract that prohibits the studio from making her work after 6 p.m. President's Wife Answer to Previous Puizl* ACROSS 5 Summer (Fr.) 1 Wife of 3rd £ fn^'V 31 " U.S President, ' £°, l*J'l ** *K 8 LnJcKen Martha -—- „,, , ... 12 Let « stand leZner course 18 Grain beard 20 Burmese wood ' sprite 21 Legislator 25 Demon 28 Removed 32 African antelope 33 Bargain event 34 Father (Fr.) 35 Succinct 36 Pesterers 40 Perfume 41 Camera standi 43 She the widow of Bathurst Skelton 46 Biblical land 47 Ignited Ml All S3 Staid M Lender 57 Puffed up $8 Samples 58 Small candle* DOWN 1 Droop 2 Hebrew month J Longing! (slang) 4 Youth 22 Conclusion 31 Forest 45 Depots (ab.) 23 Old Latin creature 47 Tardy (ab.) 35Small child 48 Passage in 24 Places anew 37 Comparative the brain 25 Irish clan suffix 49 Scatters, at 26 Toward the 38 Horsemen hay sheltered side 39 Mineral 51 Interest (ab.)i 27 Ancient Irish spring 52 Scottish capital 42 Assault sheepfold 29 Small pastry 43 Raised stripe 54 Note in 30 Lohengrin's 44 Wild ox of Guide's scale bride Celebes 55 Dibble L

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