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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BT.YTHEVTUE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAY 9, 1988 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Asslstnnt Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the P° st office at Blythevlllc. Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1911 ______ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city o! Blythcville or any suburban lovm where carrier service Is maintained 25c per week. •By mall, within a radius at 50 miles, $5.00 per rear V 50 tor six months. S1.25 for three months; by mail' outside 50 mile zone. S12.50 per rear payable in advance. Meditations Then 1 contended Kith the nobles of Juitah, ,nd said unto them, What evil thing Is. this that je do, and profane the sabbath day? - Xchemiah 13:17. : * * * He that remembers not to keep the Christian Sabbath at the beginning of the week wUl be in danger of forgetting, before the end of the week, that he is a Christian. — Turner. Barbs When two young people get their heads together they can do wonders — with the modern dance steps. » * * There's i lot more health to be fount! out In lh« open than out of ,a bottle. * * * A Judge says it's easy to keep a sweet dlspo- iltlon. Sure, If you have plenty of sugar left, »fter taxes. * * * We have seen a lot of the new spring bats for ladles — woman's clowning glory. * * , * Sometimes It doesn't pay a fellow to pay his girl's young brother to tell him what she thinks of him. What Is Ash Street? An Unloading Dock ? We realize that the wheels of business must keep turning anr) thai transportation of goods is a vital link in the process. But we're also tired of having to maneuver an automobile over clown town Ash Street as though we were trespassing at our own risk on a truck proving ground. Ash Street is no boulevard in any sense, of the, word, and normal two-lane car traffic fills ;>11 available snace. Add trucks ranging from panel (it-liverips to vehicles the size of rollin." battleships a"d the situation tnkcR on all the charm of a New York dock scene. Some of the-trucks are locallv owned and operated. They should also sense that all is not as it should be. Some of the trucks are out-of-town jobs. Understandably, they don't trive a hoot about Blytheville traffic. Their job is to deliver and get going. With the exception of the 300 block on West Ash, there are alleys — or the rough equivalent: thereof — in the business district portion of that street. We are not implying that every truck having husim-ss on Ash Street parks in front of the bmHimrs. Rut it onlv takes two or three trucks to virtually paralyze traffic. Citv ordinances sot. a limit on t h e S'"'.e of truck which can bp packed on J r ain Street, and \vr> fr-ol HIP sumo rc- ptv'ct' A ns should apnlv to Ash. It is the jwHd, r>nt the moving trucks, that disrupt traffic. The location of the many wholesale svd similnr businesses requiring the ser- vi'-e'R of these large trucks being what it is, we can sympathize with all concerned. \Ve wish we had a pat solution, but this is just another of the many problems this city faces — problems which defy fast or easy solution. We do feel, however, that if Ash Street must remain in vise as a truck thoroughfare, all parking on the business district portion of that street must be banned. Parking is now permitted only on the north side of the street, but the day is fast approaching when even that must go. Charm of Spring Is Change It Has Sprung on Us Again In many a dactylic tetrameter the poets have been assuring us for centuries that what makes us so crazy about spring is that it is a season of growth. Crocuses rising through the snow, sap rising in the trees, everything rising. In plain, unrhymcd terms we would likfc to disagree with nature's poetic press agents. We hold that spring's great attraction is change. The change from snow to sun, furnaces to flowers, mufflers to mosquitoes. People get so eternally bored with living in the same place, working at the same job, riding the same bus, seeing the same people, that even the period of change between winttr and summer is n welcome break in the old routine. Comes the first sign of warm weather an men go scrambling for their garden tools down in the basement like the house was on fire. What's all the rush ? The radishes will rise as well if planted tomorrow as today. Nobody's going to walk off with the garden before the seeds can bfe sown. What's the big hurry? It's just a desire for a change, any change from the old routine. Even if it just means a change from a snow shovel to a garden spade. Women rush forth in spring frocks when the weather's still cold enough to frost a fichu. They're just tired of wearing their old winter clothes. Anything for a change. Other women rush southward from northward climes to sit in the sun and bake themselves tlit color of Comanches, while their southern sisters avoid the sun like the plague. You can bet your last carrot seed the northern ladies didn't go south to watch the flowers grow. In sonifc of the extreme northern states they say that spring is so short that the seasons run winter, Decoration Day, summer. But even in those states you'll see people celebrating all the spring rituals that mean change from the old rut. The clincher on this spring business would seem to be, whot if spring followed spring instead of following winter? If it was spring all the time, we'd soon be trying to invent winter that we could sow in the sky from airplanes, or manufacture as an atomic by-product. Anything for a change from that eternal spring. Views of Others Feeling Important? Let's leave the strife on this tcrrestlal globe here below and Join the astronomers, atop California's Pnlomnr Mountain, In their ceaseless search of the vast space beyond earth's atmosphere. They recently came to n conclusion that gave us pause, and may be worthy of a few moments' reflection. With the aid of a big telescope they have penetrated farther into space than man ever saw before. Their observations warrant the conclusion that the universe Is eight times as large as previously calculated. The scientists give us a familiar yardstick by which to make some comparisons. It Is Ihe familiar Milky-Way, that countless cluster of stars stretching across the heavens. Just on the other side of Milky Way. as space distance goes, are the Mng- nllanic Clouds. They are 9-1.500 light years from earth. As light travels about (86,000 miles per second, these clouds are some 407 quadrillion miles from earth. (A quadrillion Is a thousand trillions, and a trillion is a thousand billions — in num. erals the distance rends 467.000,000,000,000.000.) Anyway, the astronomers are having a better look at "nearby" constellations now. And they estimate that the new 200-inch telescope has enabled them to sec t\vo billion light years. Thus, by our calculation, they can see 11,1(54 times as far as the distance between earth and the Mtigallanic Clouds, or over five sextilllon (that's five and 21 zeros) miles. No mortals know how far. beyond the range of the telescope, .space exists. Nor do they know it life exists in any of the countless galaxies within nnd beyond the nslronomers' views. But once in a while, particularly when one is feeling overly sell-important or omniscient, it is well to relleel on these matters of the universe. The experience restores a certain humility ami perspective. —The Charlotte News. SO THEY SAY When there was trouble in the peace negotiations, our treatment got worse. But when the negotiations picked up, the Communists had buddy-buddy week with us. — Lt. Roy M. Jones, released from Red POW camp. * * * Is the new leadership of the Soviet Union prepared to use its decisive Influence in the Communist world - Including control of the tlow ol arms to Korea - to bring not merely an expedient truce to Korea but genuine pence in Asia? — President Eisenhower. * * * The better behavior — if you can call it that — on the part of the Kremlin is due to the stronger stand taken by this (Elsenhower's) ail- ministration. - ucp. Walter H. Judd iR-Mlim.) * * * Nothing' expires April 30 but rent control and I don't care whether that expires or not. I don't Intend to set (his iTIdelnnrls) bill aside for anv- thing. - Sen. Robert A. Tart, pushing Tidelands' settlement. Time Hangs Heavy Peter Cdson's Washington Column — President Strives for Accord With Both Tap and Congress WASHINGTON — (NBA)— The great surprise in the first 100 days of Republican administration White House-congressional relations Is that the widely predicted split between President Elsenhower and Senate Majo r 11 y Leader Robert A. • Taft of Ohio has not come off. If anything, the two (3OP leaders are drawing closer Peter Edson an( j closer all the time. Washington wngs suggest that this may be due in part to the act that both like golf, and that Taft Is slightly the better golfer. That gives him a necessary supcr- ority. And as long as the Presi- ient allows the senator to beat him on the goli course, every little pol- tlcal thing will be all right. The number - one congressional lolicy of President Eisenhower is ibviottsly a determination to have 10 White House - congrcsslonul 'ends. Every other President bc- 'ore him has had such fights. But President Eisenhower has stat- xl repeatedly thnt he recognizes he Congress as (in equal and coordinate branch of the federal government. He will not infringe on ts rights. Whether the President can maln- aln this position for four full /ears, and whether the Congress vill reciprocate In respect for his cadership and constitutional responsibilities, it will take more nore than 100 days to prove out. So far the President has gone out of his way to avoid disputes with senators and congressmen. This has been interpreted as a sign of weakness in some quarters, and a lack of leadership. The lack of leadership may be due more to lack of ft complete program to present to the Congress for action, however. And the weakness mny develop into a -source of great strength if the President can convert cooperation Into unity of purpose. In this first 100 days, the President's temptation to start throwing JY big stick ivround may have been great many times. The dif- ferences between the President and many Republicans in Congress make a long list:: Senator McCarthy's methods In trying to stop shipments to Red China; Senator McCarthy's' methods in demanding State Department loyalty files; Representative Reed's insistence on an Immediate tax-cut bill; Representative Reed's amendments to renewal of the trade agreements act; Representative Velde's feints at Investigating communism in the churches; first efforts to curb the President^ reorganization powers; the mix-up over funds for school aid in defense areas; the mix-up over funds for a council of economic advisers; the curtailment of public housing funds: the differences over foreign policy discussed previously In this series. In the opposite direction, there has been considerable griping by congressmen over the way Republican patronage has been handled l^y the White House. But this may bV 1 due more to political inexperience in the White House than anything else. There is also in the making a considerable row over Republican congressional demands that every vestige of Democratic personnel and thinking be purged from the federal government. , All these disputes might be added up to indicate a constantly widening split In Executive-Legislative relations. But by dint of patience and tact on the part of the President, it has not developed into open warfare. "The best thing Congress could do to help President Eisenhower now." observed one old-timer on the Washington scene, "is to pass (he appropriation bills for next year and then go home." The reasoning behind this comment is that since the President has given the Congress no complete program of his own to keep it busy, the idle hands on Capitol Hill have devoted most of their time to running investigations and stirring up trouble. One recent tabulation showed some 20 investigations going in the Senate nnd over 60 proposed in the House, though not all the latter have been approved. These investigations make n lot of news. But when an effort is made to add up their accomplishments In the first 100 days, the result is more of a revelation on the previous mess In Washington than it is constructive building for the future. President Eisenhowers H-polnt legislative program for this year, agreed upon with congressional leaders Feb. 9, offered the lawmakers no real work load. But it is notable that only one Item on this program—authority to reorganize the federal government— has been cleared by Congress in the first 100 days. Since that time the President has asked Congress to create a commission to study federal-state government relationships, to restudy the McCarran-Walter Immigration law, and to admit 120,000 refugees a year for the next two years. Also half a dozen important authorizations expire before June 30. So it is really more of a 20- point program at present. It is somewhat remarkable that in the first 100 days, the only major trouble that the Democrats have given the new administration has been on the tidelands oil bill. The leaders here are a group of the more progressive Democrats —Anderson of New Mexico, Hill of Alamabnma, Douglas of Illinois, Humphrey of Minnesota and so on. For most other issues, the Democrats as a group have given the President more support than the Republicans. And the Democrats have been sitting back enjoying the scramble between the Republican congressmen and the President. This unusual situation cannot, of course, go on forever. The 1954 congressional elections are now only 18 months away. The record of the Republican Party, which will determine whether the GOP remains in control of Congress for the second half of the Elsenhower first term, still has to be written. By next fall, it Is believed the Executive branch of the administration should have Its ducks in a row. Then in case the President wants to call Congress back in special session, or in case the Congress wants to come back of its own accord, the Republicans will haVe their chance to show what they can do. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written lor NEA Service A slow stream of letters reaches this column inquiring about hardening of the arteries. Although these blood vessels begin to become less soft and elastic almost from birth onwards, true hardening of the arteries, or arteriosclerosis, as physicians call it, Is not usually much of a problem until the middle or later ycnrs of life. What happens to the walls of the arteries is extremely complicated and even today everything thnt happens and why it occurs is not throughly understood. Sometimes the walls of the Arteries pet a kind of fatty deposit in them, but generally true hardening refers to gradual deposits of calcium. These deposits do not develop in nil the arteries at the same rale. Some arteries are less affected than others. Until a lot ol calcium has been deposited, fur- Ihenuorc, the arteries remain fairly elastic, carrying enough blood so that serious difficulties fire unlikely. In some cases the calcium deposit appear to be a result of high blood pressure; In others high blood pressure may be caused by Ihe arteriosclerosis. Bemuse hardening of tbt trurlo u » «I(U of Increasing years, however, the wear and tear ot life probably plays a part in the speed in which arteriosclerosis develops. Disturbances in the accretion of hormones from the internal glands, infections, overeating, are also believed by some to be responsible in certain cases. Diseases of the kidneys also may enter into the picture. The symptoms of arteriosclerosis are principally associated with Increase in the blood pressure and with disturbances of the circulation to llmse parts of the body which arc directly Involved. If the hartlenliiK of the arteries Is worse around the heart, angina pectoris mny be the result. If It Is in Ihe brnin, a stroke of apoplexy Is a possibility. When the arteries of the legs arc seriously Involved, er;imp-like pains in the legs niter walking a few block may be tlin lust noticeable sign. Treatments Vary There Is no single satisfactory treatment, lor burdening of the nrtcrlcs. Wluit should be done for this coiKiiiinn depends on which nrteries arc ;,lli'Knrl nnd how bad the condition Is. llcrniisn of this. U It lmpofl«ib|« to outlln* a ment which Is suitable for all patients with arteriosclerosis. The outlook for life and health is variable. If only those blood vessels which are located In comparatively unimportant spots are affected, good health may continue for many years. Because more and more of us are living longer, arteriosclerosis is becoming a constantly more serious problem. Research on it is going forward constantly and eventually some way to prevent or delay the progress of hardening of the arteries should be developed. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Gal Shows To/e/rt At Mixed Tourney By OSWALD JACOBY Written lor NEA Service I can explain the bidding of South In today's hand merely by pointing out thnt It took place In n mixed pair tournament, in such an event the male hnlf of the partnership usually tries to play as many hands ns possible, particularly In no-trump. Mind you, I don't say that these tactics are Justified, since sometimes the woman Is n better piny-, er than the man. I nm merely rc- oortmi wbtt t«k«i pltct la most Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Guys and Dolls: If some musicals are flopping at the box-office it's Hollywood's own fault for dubbing singing voices without rhyme or reason. Ticket buyers are downright confused about who can chirp and who can't, and a lot of movie fans are muttering that they've been misled and fooled. "Hollywood doesn't make any explanation and so there's nothing but confusion," warbler Margaret Whiting told me after a night-club tour. "Even I didn't know that Rita Hayworth has had three different singing voices until I started talking to people." Margaret says she went to see a Rosemary Clooney picture and heard a woman comment that Rosemary was delightful, but, she wondered who was doing her mixed pair events. Most experts would bid a spade with the South hand instead of one no-trump. Most experts, likewise, would raise spades if they failed to bid the suit the first time. The experts would be right, ordinarily, but this time South wanted to play the hand and he had his wish. West opened the six of clubs and South began to feel sorry that he had insisted on a no-trump contract. At spades, the probable loss would be one trump, one diamond and one club. At no-trump, apparently, he was headed for a. defeat. South shrewdly played the Jack of clubs from dummy at the first trick. The idea was to tempt East into covering with the queen of singing. "It was the same," Margaret said, "with George Sanders. Very few people believe he sings in 'Call Me Madame.' Why, people even think I did Jeanne Grain's voice in 'State Pair.' I didn't—it was Lunnue Hogan." Margaret has her sights set on musical comedy—"Nobody ever j gave me a chance at comedy until I had to fill in for Dorothy Shay on television." SEX-ECONOMY TIP A NEW movie beauty has an economy tip for producers rushing to build new male stars to replace the fading matinee idols. "Test only ze men wiz great intelligence," gorgeous Franchesca di Scaffa told me. "Ze great sex appeal stars ave great minds. No man can 'ave great sex weezout ze brilliant mind. Man weez only animahl sharm and no brains can not last. Women do not like heem when she see heem on ze screen after ze first time." Franchesca was imported from France a couple of years back, then turned her back on movie fame when she married Bruce Cabot, from whom she's now separated. She's making her movie debut in "Capt. John Smith and Pocahontas," with Tony Dexter and Jody Lawrence. NORTH • A Q 10 8 5 3 VK83 «84 + J104 EAST *K *J6 »J954 * 1072 , «A73 ,«J10852 + A9763 + Q85 SOUTH <D) 4A9742 WEST «KQ9 + K2 Neither side vul. South West North East 1 N.T. 2 + 24 Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—# 6 clubs (assuming that he held that card). East fell for his little ruse by putting up the queen of clubs, and South won with the king of clubs. Dummy's tenspot' now furnished a second stopper. East should have played a low club at the first trick. Dummy's Jack would hold the trick, but then West could win the second club trick with the ace, capturing the king. East's queen would then be good for the third club, and declarer would thus win only one club trick. After winning the first trick with the king of clubs, South laid down the ace of spades hopefully. West dropped the king, to declarer's delight, and South paused for reflection. The contract was now safe, but South wanted to play for ;he maximum. Declarer therefore entered dummy with the king of hearts and led a diamond towards his king. West won with the ace and decided tnat ihere was lots of time to work on .he clubs since apparently East had enough spades to prevent that suit from becoming a threat West therefore led a low club instead of returning a diamond. Dummy won with the ten of clubs, and now declarer came from behind the bushes by running the rest of the spades and his top cards in the red suits. His score : or making 11 tricks at no-trump was highly satisfactory. Clifton Webb isn't saying. "I told you so," but he's amused about the feverish search for stories that will give him dramatic roles now that he's being hailed for his powerful emoting in "Titanic." His Belvedere in "Sitting Pretty" in 1948 sentenced Clifton to the comedy ,groove', after he'd graduated to' classic drama on Broadway, and "that's sura death," says Clifton. "You can't keep doing the same thing." But now he's worried about "Be Prepared," the howler about a TV performer who becomes a Scoutmaster. "This," he groaned, "may set me back 3000 years. The critics will say, 'Webb is being Belvedere- ish again.'" Vic Mature's explanation of why he looks at home in costume pictures: "I'm a mixture of French, Swiss, German, Italian and Greek. I hava an off-beat face and I can fit a lot of things. A collar-ad actor can't get away with it." "Lost Horizon," the movie classic, is being converted into a Broadway musical. 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — The third member of the J. L. Guard family to undergo appendectomies recently is Miss Molly Guard who underwent an emergency operation last night. Mr. and Mrs. Harry W. Halnes entertained members of the Tuesday Night Supper Club when Mr. and Mrs. W. L, Homer were the only guests. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crigger and Mr.and Mrs. Bernard Gooch were in Memphis last night for the Cotton Carnival. © When Willie Oatos and his wife couldn't agree on what to name a boat they'd planned to buy this summer, Mrs. Willie solved the problem by canceling the order for the boat. Pacific Paradise - Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 6 That is (ab.) 7 Precipitous 8 Unbound 9 Bitter vetch 10 Goddess of discord llCllmbtng plant 12 Paradise 19 Winds 22 Street (ab.) 23 Rot flax by exposure 1 Pacific paradise 7 Coat part 13 Citrus fruit 14 Hot 15 Concealed 16 Dyestuff 17 Worm 18 Pains 21 Oriental coin 22 Sneak thief 24 Military officer 27 It lies of 24 Algonquian Asia Indian 31 Narrow inlet 25 Ventilates 32 Deer track 26 Cooking .34 Large plant utensils 35 Sea eagles 37 Winter vehicle 39 Auricle 40 Essential being 41 Monoceros 43 Book of Psalms 46 Pillar 49 Confidence 50 Wand 53 Puffed up 55 Evade 57 Bullfighter 58 Prayer ' 59 Softhearted 60 Affirm 20 Its capital is 28 Martian 46 Native of (comb, form) Latvia 29Gunlock cntch47 Century plant 30 Gull-like bird 48 Mountain lost 33 Shelters 36 Sepal (ab.) 38 Light caters 42 Credit (ab.) 44 Cubic meter 45 Zeal 50 Artifice 51 Smell 52 Depression 54 Scatter, as hay 56 Fairy fort 58 Old age (ab.) 13 ~ VERTICAL 1 It ——s to become the 49th state 2 Greek wargod 3 Armed conflicts 4 Also 5 Tropical 12

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