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PAGE EIGHT (ARK.T COURIER JfBWS WOTOAY, MAT II, 1998 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FBEDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager — : — ' Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witraer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered BS second class matter nt the post- olfice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o! Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press — —— SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or anj mburban town where carrier service Is main- '^»mfa radius o, 50 m!,e, ,5.00 per vear $250 lor six months, J1.25 for three months; by maii outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. • Meditations And with all decelvableness of unrighteousness in them that perish; because they received not the love of the truth, that they might be saved. — H Thes. 2:10. » * * Keep one thing forever in view - the truth; and if you do this, though it may seem to lead you away from the opinion of men, it will assuredly conduct you to the throne of God. — Horace Mann. Barbs We take our hats ofl to spring — and hope w« can afford a new one! * * * H they don't lower the tax on a lot more of oC the luxuries, we may hive to do without necessities * * * In yawning, a hippopotamus opens Its mouth about four feet. Some folks don't do so bad during some TV programs. * * * Sometimes a man postpones advertising to Mil his goods until he has to do it to sell his store. * * * Spring always brings the time of year when boys will be boys — even after they outgrow it. Mississippi County Needs Truant-Parole Officer A problem that keeps getting lost in the midst of concern over the air base, industrial prospects and the sewer situation is this county's need for a truant and parole (or probation) officer. This problem ranks in , importance with the three mentioned above. It simply doesn't m a k e itself as apparent. Juvenile delinquency cases .are handled with a minimum of publicity to remove the obstacle of notoriety from rehabilitation of young offenders. In talks to PTA and civic groups in this county, Judge Philip Deer has pointed out that there have befcn some 120 cases of juvenile delinquency in Mississippi County since the first of the year. The number probably has increased since that count. One of the contributing factors to delinquency is the self-declared vacation from school belter known as "playing hooky." There has never been a truant officer in Mississippi County, although county truant officers have been authorized by the State Constitution since 1874, It has been suggested by those close to the problem thai the county employ a trained truant officer who also would be qualified as a parole or probation officer for both juvenile and adult offenders. A parole officer, in addition to keeping a closer check than 1s now made by the state on parolees, could assist them with their problems of rehabilitation. (This could include preventing cases of virtual peonage which have resulted whtn unenlightened parolees have been taken advantage of by employers \v li o hold this status over their heads.) The most important work in this county, we feel, would result from the truant officer aspect. Schools are becoming more expensive to build and operate, and education in these times is becoming an absolute necessity. It may seem unimportant to some if a number of youngsters stay away from school, but anything that tends to depress the general education level of the area hurts us all. We feel that a truant-parole officer — a man who had special training for this work, not just a dog-catcher for humans — would be a worthwhile investment. Governors' Conference Marks Effort at Unity Out of many ''first 100 days" appraisals of the Eisenhower administration, a few presidential characteristics appear to stand out prominently. One of these is Mr. Eisenhower's deep belief in the value of cooperation as a technique in successful governing. His determined efforts to bridge the traditional gap between the White House and Congress are a prime example. No President in history ever went to such lengths to befriend the lawmakers. And, according to reports, he has given the entire Executive establishment strict orders not to get into conflicts with Congress, to remember that the legislature is a separate and independent branch of government. The latest evidence of this Eisenhower article of faith was the two-day assembly of 45 state governors in Washington at the President's request, for a full, confidential briefing on the current problems of the federal government. Only three times before in history had all the governors been invited to the capital for serious study of national problems. The most recent was in 1933. • Mr. Eisenhower asked the state executives because he believes such consultations will represent a "long step forward toward the goal of a united people." He wants to enlist the support and assistance of all elected officials in the prosecution of the nation's major purposes. He told the governors: "All political wisdom does not reside in the White House, nor ia t h e Executive branch, nor in Washington itself. It comes from the minds and hearts of sincere and devoted men, wherever their field of action." The governors' meeting unquestionably impressed the participants. Briefed by an array of top administration men, the governors return home probably better informed about U. S. policies and world conditions than other governors have been. The President is to be commended for his boldness and his earnestness in conceiving this device for drawing the people together. Some capital observers are raising doubts as to how effective "cooperation" will prove as a technique for dealing with Congress over the long haul. They suggest conflict is inevitable and will develop sooner or later. But few can question the merit of the governors' conference idea. Views of Others Are We Losing Our "Culture"? There is plain evidence nt times that our Department of Justice at Washington is becoming ferocious. No longer does it send out lavender notes to big tnx delinquents requesting a conference, instead it sends a United Sttiles marshal with an Indictment. Gone are the days when a doctor's certificate to the effect that the accused's little toe tvns feverish which gave him spasms and twitchings of His ear, delivered by a Washington influence peddler, can secure an indefinite postponement, however deep the evidence that shows wrong doing. Of course, in all these cases, as In every case where a man is accused of a criminal offense, final judgment will be withheld until he has had his day in court, if what he wants is a day hi court. But certainly not in the .spirit of the lamented and departed T. Lfimar Caudle, the present department nt Washington is advising those who claim sudden illness that the penitentiaries at Atlanta, Leavenworth and elsewhere have well equipped hospitals for prisoners who are ailing, A late indictment at Milwaukee of Sidney Brodson simply gives evidence that the Department of Justice is in earnest. It says that it has evidence showing that MV. Brocison willfully neglected to report about $130,000 ol income over a three-year period and that he therefore neglected to pay $85,000 more in taxes than he sent. If the Department of Justice maintains ihe tough attitude it .should toward wanton evaders of their obligations, the number of indictments will taper off to nothing. Men only fool with a government that they know is corrupt and seldom with one that they know means business. —Green Bay press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY We are not dancing to any Russian tune. Nothing that has happened has induced In us a mood of relaxation or any desire to weaken NATO. — Secretary of State Dulles. * * * I see no evidence that the agreement on exchange of .sick and wounded prisoners (in Korea) lias altered Communist, intentions elsewhere In Asia. — Adla) E. Stevenson. * * * Alaskans will never, never accept Jess than complete statehood. — Judge Anthony J. Diamond of Anchorage. Risks Involved in Tightening Purse Strings Peter Ed son's Washington Co/urn Anti-Fillibusterers Reversed Gears in Debate on Tidelands WASHINGTON — (NEA) — In heaving a big sigh of relief that the U. S. Senate has finally come to a vote on the tidelands oil bill- after five weeks 'of debate — two flashbacks are necessary to get the record straight. One is to the Democratic National Conven- last July, when tion, in Chicago t h e platform I'eter Edson committee was considering a plank to urge that -lie Senate revise its rules -so that filibusters could be shut off more insily. The second flashback is to the opening days of the present 83rd Congress, early in January, when Sen. Clinton Anderson, New Mex- co Democrat, made a motion to open up the Senate rules to immediate revision. The purpose behind his move, too, was to put a limit on Senate debate so as to shut off 'ministers. Both of these moves to change Senate rules failed. The interesting hing to note now, however, is that f these moves had. succeeded> the ong, long debate in tidelands could lave been shut off days or weeks go. And the Eisenhower program n Congress might today be much arther along as a result. There is another peculiar twist o the history of this business. The battle to change Senate rules RO s to limit debate has been backed by the liberal northern and west- rn Democratic senators. Their pri- nary purpose was to prevent filibusters by southern Democrats igainst civil rights reforms. In the tidelands battle, these j roles were exactly reversed. It was the northern and western liberal Democrats, for the most part, who supported the move to retain federal control over the mineral rights to submerged lands of the continental shelf, beyond the tide. These liberal Democrats have not hesitated to use extended debate in their efforts to defeat giving: submerged land rights back to the states. They have been careful to say that they were not conducting a filibuster. All they were trying- to do, they said, was "educate the public on the great issues involved." But the effect was Just the same as If they had waged an openly declared filibuster. On the other hand, it was the southern Democrats for. the most part who supported the bill to give ''submerged lands rights back to the states. Sen. Lister Hill of Alabama is the notable exception. While he has opposed federal civil rights legislation, he is the author of one of the bills to keep submerged lands rights under the federal government and devote the royalties to federal aid for education. In his case, he is entirely consistent in using unlimited debate on both civil rights and tidelands. Nearly all the other liberal Democrats, however, are caught with their legislative pants in completely inconsistent positions. For the civil rights leg, they favor cutting off debate short. For the tidelands leg, they favor debate worn GO long that it almost trips them up. Included in this group of senators are Humphrey of, Minnesota, Douglas of Illinois, Anderson of New Mexico, Lehman of New York. And, of course, the Indefatigable independent, Wayne Morse of Oregon, who broke all Senate filibuster records with his 22-hour speech must be added to the list. All their five weeks of orator; against state ownership of sub merged land rights would have been impossible if they had won their fight last January to change the Senate rules and permit limi tation of debate. They lost this fight 70 to 21. The position of Republican Senate Majority Leader Robert A Taft in all this mfxup is equallj curious. Senator Taft took the lead in defeating Senator Atidersdn's proposal to open up Senate rules for revision at the beginning of the session. Yet if Senator Taffc had allowed the rules to be changed, he would have been able to shul off the tidelands debate weeks ago. Such are the fortunes of politics, At the Democratic National Convention 'in Chicago last July, the movement for a platform plank calling for a change of Senate rules to permit limitation of debate was led by ex-Sen. William Benton of Connecticut. He presented his idea as a witness before the platform drafting committee. On the platform committee, the proposal was actively supported by Senator Lehman and backed by other Democratic liberals. It was Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama, later chosen as Democratic vice presidential candidate, who beat down the proposal to put a plank en Senate rules changes in the platform. He said such a statement had no business in the platform. If Senator Sparkman had not taken this position, the Democratic liberals would have been further embarrassed this year in having to go back on the platform by resorting to unlimited debate to oppose the tidelands bill. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written tor NEA Service ATI unusiml question comes from a reader who asks about the symptoms of leprosy, and whether the disease can be treated at home or whether the victim should be sent away. First, with regard to symptoms, it should be said that this disease generally comes on slowly and the early signs vary remarkably. A thickening eruption on the skin and perhaps the formation of lumps or nodules are probably the most common curly signs, though the diagnosis is not always easy at first. With regard to the second question it must be recognized that Icoprosy Is considered mildly contagious and someone with the disease should therefore be treated away from home. Leprosy, or Hansen's disease., is rather rare in the United States, tt does exist in many parts of '" e world, however, with Sweden, Norway, Iceland, parts of Russia, and certain provinces in Spain and Portugal providing n good many of the victims. In China leprosy is extensive, and in Africa it is said to have increased rapidly in recent years. There arc not many people in the United States who have this disease now. Leprosy was formerly a much worse scourge than it is today. Historical novels of the middle ages frequently mentioned the pathetic victims of leprosy who were outcasts from society, dreaded nnd shunned by nil. Many of these sufferers wandered over the face of the earth and were probhited on penalty of death or torture even to speak to other human beings. Fortunately, this disease cannot be easily acquired, for it is spread slowly from person to person, and only by close contact. The control lies in early diagnosis and isolation as soon as possible. Isolation should be made as humane as posible. The cruel attitude of mdival day should case. Good Progress Made Good progress in treatment is developing. Several chemical substances, some of them related to the sulfa drugs, have been used with encouraging results. Indeed the pictures of patients with leprosy who have been treated with such drugs clearly show that many of the terrible outward signs of the disease can be practically abolished. New hope has therefore entered the somber outlook for the victims of leprosy. Sure and complete cure will almost certainly come and when it does, Uie recovered victims of this disease should be taken back into society without fear of the dread effects, which have been given too much prominence by the hysterical attitude of our ancestors. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Simple Play Will Win Many Hands By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service "This hand proves that virtue doesn't always triumph," writes Alfred Schechtcr of Plensantville, N. Y. "West opened the deuce of clubs. and I put up the ace at once and dropped the jack from my hand. I felt sure that the opening lead was a singleton and hoped to gain something by my false card. "East took the first round of trumps with the ace, naturally enough, and sniffed in my direction as he laid down the king of clubs. He then led another club for his partner to ruff, after which I needed the rest of the tricks. "West got out with the eight of NORTH '4 J 10 9 6 11 » A7 * A 10653 WEST EAS1 4743 4 A VK872 ¥ 10 94 3 » K J843 4> 10952 42 4K 8 7 4 SOUTH (D) 4KQ852 VQJ5 4QJ9 North-South vul. South West North East Pass Pass 14 Pass 2 4 Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 2 hearts and I had to make a decision. If East had both of the red kings, there was no way to make the contract. If the red kings were split, surely West would lead the suit in which he did not hold the king. If West had both red kings it was not necessary to take the finesse. 'I therefore took the trick with dummy's ace of hearts, drew the last trump with dummy's ten, and discarded the queen and jack of hearts on dummy's remaining clubs. "I then ran the rest of my trumps, squeezing West. When .1 led my last trump, West had the Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: : Fred MacMurray has sprouted a beard to play "a bit of a heavy" opposite Barbara Stanwyck in a 3-D western, Joseph Berahart's "The Moonlighters," and he's the happiest guy in Hollywood. "Hollywood has always thought of me as a smoothie with a fast quip," Fred tells It. "I was a real heel in 'Double Indemnity' but even that didn't help. Yes, sir, bring out the heavies—I'm ready for 'em. After all, Hollywood Just doesn't make light comedies any more." _ A'studio's current efforts to hypo the box office of a real stinker reminds me of the time Kate Smith made a movie, titled, "Helo, Everybody." Business was so bad that one theater owner changed his marquee to read: "Hello, Anybody." Billy Halop and his sister, Florence, may be the first on TV with a brother - and -. sister show. The script is in the works now that Billy, the movies' former' Dead End Kid star, is malting an acting comeback. Florence, who was Ed Gardner's last Miss Duffy on Duffy's Tavern before he left Hollywood, now plays Elena Verdugo's mother on TV's "Meet Millie." But zippy Florence has to be padded and wrinkled by the make-up department for the role and she's chuckling:: . "Elena and I are both married and mothers. But her daughter is older than mine." children. "I'm back working," she said on the set of "The Antique Shop," a new Crown Theater telefilm for Bing Crosby Enterprises. Her career blueprint calls for half a dozen 30-minute telefilms a year and live TV emoting—"The confusion and the split-second timing doesn't bother me a bit." Bonita was working at the Hal Roach-lot and her memories were at flood tide. She was working on the same stage where she starred as a moppet 15 years ago in "Merrily We Live," now playing the old movie TV circuit. TREASURE CHEST U-I'S "All-American" should be called "All American Beefcake." Tony Curtis' muscular chest is exposed in almost every other scene with a studio official explaining:: "Tony's pictures make more money when he's undressed." OH, NO! dept.: A photo maga- :ine just came out xvith a big layout "revealing" Clark Gable's favorite Saturday night pastime — shining all his shoes! Maybe that's another reason why he wants to leave MOM. > ON WINGS OP FANCY PARAMOUNT'S 3-D musical western without conventional sets, "Red Carters"—the sets are'only suggested—will be "excitingly different." That's the word from Producer Pat Duggan, who isn't worried about moviegoers' reactions. "Everyone knows what western sets look like," he told me. "They even know all the plots. With a stylized production people can visualize what they're seeing and have a flight of imagination." Shelley Winters and Vittorio Gassman are doing some fast talking to arrange it and "it" looks like a co-starring stint for them in Europe this summer in "Beachhead." The nurse hired by Shelley for daughter Vittoria, by the way, is the same one who raised the kiddies of Jennifer Jones and Margaret Sullavan. It's a full-scale return to emoting for Bonita Granville—The Brat of prewar movies who blossomed out of the awkward age to marry a Texas millionaire. Jack Wrather, and become the mother of two king of hearts and two diamonds, with dummy discarding behind him. He chose to blank his king of diamonds, so I threw dummy's heart and took the last two tricks with the ace and queen of diamonds. "I felt both brilliant and virtuous until I opened up the traveling score slip (the hand was played in a club duplicate game). Everybody had made four spades by the simple device of taking the heart finesse." It's sad but true that the expert way of playing a hand isn't always necessary. Some very simple line of play may be equally successful. Nevertheless it still pays to know all the tricks because the simple little devices don't always work, and then the expert method really pays off. . Lana r rurner's ex, Steve Crane, and Mona Knox have patched it up now that French movie queen Martine Carol has instructed her lawyers to get a default divorce. Mona has assured her parents that there will be a marriage. . . .Ingrid Bergman and Zsa Zsa Gabor failed to hit it off in Ravello, Italy. No feud—just no great affection for each other. . . .Palmer Lee, who's to be given the stardom treatment at U-I, is overboard on the subject of Ann Sheridan's pretty secretary, Gloria Murphy. Ken Murray's not blushing about, the nepotism label, but the casU of his first full-length feature, "The Marshal's Daughter" includes: His wife, their new baby, and the husband of his star, Laurie Anders. Tony Dexter will be kept in the Valentino groove in a remake of "The Shiek" but Tony's plead-' ing: "I want a chance at other roles, too. I Wasn't a Valentino type of actor on Broadway. I think I can beat the jinx that hangs over actors who play the life stories of. other actors within public memory." Fresh in Tony's mind: :The fate' of Larry Parks after he played; Jolson and the career slump of Robert Alda after he played Gershwin. : 15 Years Ago In Blytheville Charles Lemons and U. S. Branson, left today, for Hot Springs for' 'the annual district meeting of the Rotary Club being held here. " Jeanetta Sebaugh was elected president of The Junior Garden club for 1938-39 at its meeting Fri- tlay at the High School. : Officers for the Student Council of the High School elected by secret ballot were: Eugene Hood, president; Harold Dozier, vice-president; Mary Jeanne Afflick, second vice- president, Vera Goodrich, secretary; and Tom Reeder, treasurer. '* Since there are not as many yacht owners as there are baseball fans to send telegrams and letters, maybe President Ike will have better luck getting rid of the Presidential yacht than he had ducking out of the first ball game in Washington, About Animals Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1'Young dog 4 Male cats 8 Jungle king 12 Exist 13 Encourage 14 Seaweed 15 Wild ox , 16 Monk's home 18 Slid 20 Blends 21 City in Yugoslavia 22 Ireland 24 Zoo animal's home 3 Pet dog 4 Drives down 5 Musical instrument 6 Repaired 7 Musical direction 8 Classical language 9 Holm oak 10 Monster 11 Negative votes diploma 17 Metal workers28 Italian city a. a v 19 Wharves 23 Ceremonies 24 Arrived 26 Mint: entrance je Donkeys 27 Aeriform fuel 30 Prevents 32 Desire for , water 34 Disorders 35 Landed, property 36 Before 37 Lampreys 39 Revise 40 Church part 41 Australian ostrich 42 Meaning 45 Corridor 49 Example 51 Scottish cap 52 Preposition 53 Gaelic 54 High priest 55 Bird's home 56 Eskcrs 57 Placed VERTICAL 1 Remits 2 Soviet mountain* 27 Receives 29 Let it stand 31 Indian tent 33 Ledger entries 47 High wind 38 Outcasts 48 Give forth 40 Necktie 50 God (Latin) HZ n m

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