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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, March 30, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, MARCH 30, 19M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. M. W. HAINKB, Publisher BARRY A. RAINES, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. " 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 of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 30c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. $6.50 per year, $3.50 for six months, S2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. J1560 per ve»r payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS When Christ ascended Triumphantly from star to star He left the gates of Heaven ajar.—Longfellow. * ¥ * So Iinel rebelled aralnst the houw of David unto this d»y.—1 Kinks 12:19. BARBS * * * The two best arguments in favor of marriage are an old maid and a bachelor. * * * A Michigan hen was born with four legi, which means fewer arguments when the bird is served. * * * Now we are reading stories on how to cut down your income Ux. The easiest w&y is to 'earn less. * * * A thief to Illinois stole 200 boxes of razor blades from a drugstore. Just wait until he tries to get rid of them. * * * Everything some women tell their friends goes right in one ear and out to the whole neighborhood. A Look at the Issues Involved in Parking Plan No one, not even traffic engineers, actually enjoys the exercise he gets in parking parallel to the curb. It's a pain in the neck. Proposed parallel parking on Main Street will reduce somewhat the number of available parking spaces, which the city needs very badly. That, in a few words, is the argument against parallel parking. Understandably, there is a diversification of opinion as to whether or not Blytheville should institute parallel parking on Main. George Barton's engineering firm is of the opinion that traffic need, greater freedom of movement on Main Street. His report points out that the street is carrying a maximum load now and the amount of cars will go up four percent every year. So the argument may be boiled down to this: is it more important that traffic movement in downtown Blytheville be expedited or should the flow of traffic be sacrificed for the sake of additional parking? Makes a right knotty'problem, doesn't it? In contrast to other controversies, the parties involved in this one are working for the same thing: better conditions for shoppers in downtown Blytheville. However, putting first things first, primary in this situation is getting the shopper downtown. In order to do this, traffic must move better than it ever has under the present system of traffic controls and parking regulations. This rather obvious fact, coupled with the opinion of a reputable traffic engineer, should, and probably will, influence City Council to eventually junk angular parking on Main and institute parallel parking. Whether this step should be taken before the city can make available additional parking in other areas, presents another problem. But it is a certainty that parallel parking will come to Blytheville sooner or later. It has in every other growing city. The Problem of Cyprus Just before the recent Greek elections, indications developed that a compromise solution of the crisis in Cyprus was near. But now hopes then raised appear to have been dashed. The issue is the future of the native Cypriote population, four fifths of which is Greek. A strong movement exists for union of the island'with Greece. Britain, long the ruling power in Cyprus, has balked at this and has sought an "intermediate" solution. In essence the British proposed self- government for the island as a, step toward eventual self-determination. They thus hoped to buy time to meet such additional problems as the Turkish minority on the island, and its continuing strategic value to the West as a Mediterranean bastion. Unhappily, however, the argument already had gone to such a fever pitch that actual details of the compromise were unpalatable to the Cypriotes. The banishment of Archbishop Makarios didn't help things, either. We must hope that with the passage of time the negotiators can meet again in a cooler atmosphere and reach a proper agreement. VIEWS OF OTHERS Men Rush in Where Angels- Women's place is in the home. If one concurs with the old saying. Admittedly, they spend more time there than men, and now statistics are offered to show the female of the species is more cautious than the male, when it comes to tripping over toys, falling down stain and the like. One of the big insurance companies has hunted down on fatal accidents in homes. The men lead the women almost two-to-one in injurist of this nature. Maybe it's that old backseat driving Instinct —the one that endows women with a sort of, sixth sense to see trouble ahead. Maybe It's because the lidy of the house is better acquainted with the premises and knows the danger spots. Mama, I* used to picking up things such as roller skates left on the stairway. Papa thinks . they've been picked up when he gets home, and sometimes they haven't. Men by nature are more heedless than women. They'll take chances, where women harbor luspl- cions that an object overhead or something underfoot or an electric connection it liable to hurt ther.i. Men are forever governed by an urge to show their wives they can fix it, or make it work, or take the gadget apart. Women have always been willing to stand demurely by and let the males demonstrate their skill and strength. But when the gadget blowi up or has a sharp point or is filled with electricity, mean bear the brunt, and statistics are made. —Atlanta Journal. SO THEY SAY Our policy should be to drive a wedge between the Russians and the Chinese, who are joined in an unnatural alliance. We cannot do this by keeping the Communist Chinese at arm's length. They can harm the West more outside the United Nations than in it. — British Air Chief Marshal Sir John Slessor, speaking In San Francisco. * * * President Eisenhower opened a path to Martinis during the interval between the sessions tt Geneva. We, cannot forget those moments when we drank Martinis to world peace and friendship. — Russia's Premier Nikolai Bulganin in a sentimental mood at a Moscow cocktail party. * * * The funny part of it is the marks on the wall back of me. Some of the pellets must have gone through me. Oh well, we were going to redecorate the court anyway. — Judge Frank C. Flc- ard, Bay City, Mich., on his being narrowly missed by a shotgun blast fired by »n esc»p*<S mental patient. Hal Boyle's Column Is Campaign Train Bowing Out As American Political Fixture? By RELMAN MORIN NEW YORK WV-I am beginning to fear for one of the fine old fixtures of the American political scene, the candidate's campaign train. Like the braas band and the torchlight prade, It may be OB the way out. The airplane and television have been muscling Into the picture on » bigger scale every presidential year. You can reach » lot of voters In ft very little time with them. They are click and modern. But {or thi reporter, covtrlni it presidential campaign, the train ha* special advantages. It r»U you lo the whistle-slops «4 IM »»rneU lUUe Vowm, leui you listen to people talking, »nd gives you the "leel" of the debate, as nothing else can do. You practically live in the "work car" on the train. This Is a news room on wheels. The seats have been taken out, and long shelves for typewriters line both sides of the car. A public address system connects with the rear-car platform where the can-' dldale does the talking. « • « The train may stop » or 10 limes a day. In 1952, both Gen. Elsenhower and Adlai Stevenson were- lntieiati|abl« ca.mpaiine.-s who made a let of stops, and then did a major speech at night. You don't have much lime, only a lew minutes al each »top. Some- times you know what the 'candidate is going to aay. Sometimes, he catches you Hat-footed. One dark night In 1*62, somewhere north of Seattle, Eisenhower unexpectedly broke out a brand new line of attack. It c»me toward the end of a back-platform talk in a small town. Typewriters began to smoke in the press car. The train started ta move. We ripped the copy from the machines, yelled "Western Union,"— and to our horror, «aw 'the agent roll all the alorles Into a' single ball of paper, and hurl them out into darkness. "Don't worry," ht »ld, soothingly. "My guy will find thtt copy, and your officea will ftt it." And by (oily, they Alii. "Must've Taken a Wrong Turn Somewhere Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Some Republicans Talk of Nixon As 1960 Presidential Candidate Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD WASHINGTON —(NBA)—, With Vice President Richard M. Nixon prr.ctically a cinch to succeed himself as Republican nominee for second place on the 1956 ticket, there is considerable talk t -ing heard in Washington that he will also be the 35th president of the United States, President Eisenhower being the 34th. Unless, the Gallup polls of this spring are completely cockeyed, Eisenhower and Nixon will be a shoo-in come November. If this Is the situation, the race nov being run by ex-Gov. Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee and maybe Gov. Averell Harriman of New York is merely a trial heat to see who will have the honor of being defeated by the Eisenhower-led ticket. A lot of things can. of course, happen between now and November to spoil this pleasing—to the GOP—picture. And in politics the long shot Is always possible. A movement to "Stop Nixon" at the Republican national convention opening in San Francisco Aug. 20 is therefore not ruled out. It could corne from extreme right-wing Republican supporters of Sen. William F. Knowland of California. It could come from the more liberal wing of the GOP that seems to prefer Gov. Christian F. I Herter of Massachusetts. I The stake in any such movement would be the almost certain knowledge that President Eisenhower's running mate in 1956 has the best chance in the world to become Republican candidate for president in 1960. And though it may be impolite or indelicate to mentipn the subject, political leaders of both par- tics are talking privately of the real possibility that the next vice president might become president before 1960. In spite of President Eisenhower's remarkable recovery from his heart attack, many political leaders admit there is a chance he might not serve out his second term. This is in spite of his six doctors' opinions that he should be able to carry on an active life for another five to ten years. In this connection, the case of the late Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson is now being recalled here. On March 30, 1954, Justice Jackson felt .ill and went to a Washington hospital for a checkup. On April 2 it "was announced that he had sustained a mild heart attack. On May 16—approximately six weeks later—he was discharged from the hospital. This was about the same period that President Eisenhower was hospitalized in 75 Years Ago In Blythe*ille Mr. and Mr. William Lawhe, who were dressed as rag dolls, won the prize (or the best costumes at the Cotillion Club costume ball which was held Saturday night. Mrs. 8. J. Cohen has gone to New York to meet her son. Jerry, who is a student at Cornell University at Ithaca. He will spend his spring vacation, in New York with her while she visits relatives. Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rose have returned from Hot Springs where they attended the races. Denver. The Supreme Court term ended June 7, so Justice Jackson did not return to active duty immediately. His own physician. Dr. Hill Carter, had called in Dr. Paul Dudley White of Boston In consultation. This is the same Dr. White, the noted heart specialist, who was chief consultant on President Eisenhower's case. The two doctors reported that Justice Jackson had responded to treatnfcnt excellently. He was told active life for another 10 year&— ' or that he might have another attack any time—even in- his slaep. Justice Jackson was told that he could return to his office and gradually resume his duties. He spent a quiet summer in California and at his beautiful country home in McLean, Va. When the fall term of the Supreme Court convened on Monday, Oct. 4, Justice Jackson returned to the bench. Five days later, Saturday, Oct. 9, at 11:45 a.m.. Justice Jackson had what was described as a slight seizure. This was in the seventh month after his first attack. . Dr. Carter was called. Just before noon. Justice Jackson died. The cause was giv^n as a coronary heart of the same type the President sustained. Justice Jackson thrombosis—a blood clot over the was 62. The President is 65. NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)— Close- ups and Longshots: "Sixteen Tons" being played on a sistro is a new sound in the Hollywood night. You've never heard of a sistro? I never had, either, nor had the Musicians' Local 47 here until a fellow named Nat Leslie added sistro playing to his musical accomplishments. The sistro is a rattling device with wire on it to produce a jingling sound. It is said to be an ancient Roman instrument included in at least one Mozart score. But It isn't the only odd-ball instrument which spawned Spike Jones' mad collection of bells, horns and washboards. Not included in anyone's score, but played by musicians of Local 47 are minstrel bones, a bass can, kadiddelhopper,, tin whistle, and boo-bam, a drum made out of thin bamboo tubes. There's also an Increase in one- man hands, musical saw players and washboard experts . Ear plugs, anyone? Danny Kaye is set for "The Red Nichols Story" • at Paramount. Red was the jazz man who disappeared from Tin Pan Alley for several years to devote all his time to his young daughter, stricken with polio. . . Unless the deal un- jells at the last minute, MOM will lease all of its "Andy Hardy," "Dr. Kildare" and "Maisie" movies to television. Shirley MacLalne's medics nixed her appearance with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in "Hollywood or Bust" because of her date with the stork. Virginia Mayo will costar with Alan Ladd in "Buffalo Grass," based on Frank Gruber'S novel. . . Bing Crosby's Phillip is on his way to Germany for Army duty. . . "Security," a new tele- film series, will be based on tiles of Uncle Sam's Social Security Agency. . . Vivienne Segal's out of the cast of "The Opposite Sex" at her own request. The broadness of the script characterization, she decided, was too pronounced fqr her personality. Ingrid, Bergman Is being paged for another Hollywood movie. "The Chalk Garden." . . . Peggy Lee is saying her current night-club appearance here could be her last. She'd like to leave the after-dark circuit for recording, TV and movie emoting. . . A musical composition by Benjamin Franklin, "Five Pieces for Strings," will be used jn the score of a new MOM movie, "Wings of Eagles." Sunday School Lesson— Written for HVA Ctrnw It wasn't always like that, the heat wasn't always on. Frequently, there was time to mingle with the crowd packed around the rear car. Then you got a voter's-eye view of the candidate. You could sense his strong and weak points, and how the people were reacting, and what they said and what attracted them. . For instance, it was worth a lot of votes to Eisenhower, four years ago, when, at the end of a talk, he would say, "And now, I would like to introduce my Mamie." There were the times, too, when he would mosey into the press, car and sit around, just talking. H4 was friendly and na- turaly—and a good story would usually come out of these talks. Well, many scenes stand out. Adlai Stevenson's tact and graceful behavior In a fearful storm in Springfield, Mass. The 90-mile-an- hour automobile ride down the Jersey Turnpike. Goinq into little airports in the Par West where a four-engine plane had never gone before. The dawn departures and; the "laundry stops" where they lost your laundry. The photographers' compartment on the irain, labeled the "Rewohnesle CbUread it backwards.1 And of course, Jackson, Mich. A small boy . crowding clo^e around the press section. tnpr';cl me on the shoulder »s I typed. "Are you Relman Morln," he asked. I preened and puffed. Recognition, at last. "Why, yes," I stvid, • destly. "How did you know?" "I can read," he said scornfully—pointing to my name on the typewriter eovcr. By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. In the growth of religions and religious movements from small beginnings Christianity is not unique. Other great world religions, like Buddhism and Mohammedanism, have had a similar history. And in modern times, conspicuous religious movements have had Ithe same developments. World Methodism, with its immense and numerical and spiritual power, began in a' couple of devout Oxford University students, and particularly in the one, John Wesley. The Mormon empire grew from one man, Joseph Smith, though he had amazing successors. Another notable instance is the rapid and widespread growth of Christian Science from the life and writings of Mary Baker Eddy. The similarity of the growth of various religions and religious movements does not put them on an equal spiritual plane. Nor does the fact of such growth in itself constitute an evidence of inherent integrity and truth. . It would seem, rather, that permanence is because of some Inner core of soundness beneath possible error and propagandist!. Movements like Dowieism soon peter out." Was there, then, nothing unique about the growth of Christianity? There was. But It was not the fact that it spread from a small beginning. The uniqueness was in the nature of the beginning from which Christianity developed.. The seeds of growth were in the beginning. The beginning was In spiritual teaching, and in a message. If one believed the Gospel, Its very nature impelled one to make It known. Witnessing was of the very essence of the Christian movement from the beginning. And witnessing has been the very foundation of its continued growth and strength. But the secret of Chrlstlnnlty lay In power as well as In the Gospel- impelling experience. When Jesus commissioned the Disciples to go and make disciples, of all nations, He promised them the endowment of power through the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). The fulfillment of that promise waa evident iu the trans- formation of » group of lowly disciples into Apostles. Organization alone could not account for the development of strong churches from harried and persecuted small groups, though organization had an essential role. Jesus not only taught the Disciples, but He trained them and sent them out, two by two, and Luke, 10:1, tells how He appointed "other seventy also," and sent them forth In the same way. That was no small undertaking but an intensive act of organization. It is this combination of spiritual power and organization that has always made religious movements so effective. It was the power in the Wesleyan movement, which centered in the "Class Meeting." I doubt whether this old Methodist institution is kept up in Methodist Churches today, but from the time I was able to sit on a chair I went every Sunday atfer the regular church service to a "class* conducted by an uncle. I have reason to know from experience and recollection the power and influence of such a,"class," under a competent leader, mutually encouraging one another. Beyond Wesley's Immense activity it was the dominant secret of the growth of early Methodism. LITTLl LIZ When a fellow's outgo exceeds his Income, it isn't long before his upkeep Is his downfall. «HiAt DJ 1 WE HAD to walk awhile In the other fellow's shoes, perhaps we wouldn't criticize hl« ftnlt.—Sawins- boro <O«.) Forat-Blade. William Saroyan's new novel, "The Bouncing Ball," Is about a married woman who wants an act- Ing career over the objections of her 10-year-old daughter. Anything to do with Saroyan's ex, Carol Marcus, who's bent on hitting stage stardom? Ann Rutherford is getting ready for a movie comeback after several years oi TV dramatic emoting. . . John Wayne is beaming. Jack Warner is hailing "The Searchers" as "one of the best outdoor movies I've ever seen.". . . The Isle of Pines. 60 miles south of Cuba where Sam Goldwyn, Jr., will film "The Sharkfighters," Is the Treasure Island of Robert Louis Stevenson. He wrote most of his book there. This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: There's grease on Tab Hunter's holster for his oulck gun-drawing scenes in "The Burning Hills." Edmund Purdom's glowing word- age about girl friend Linda Christian's emoting In "Thunderstorm": "She'll surprise people and prove she's not just a dressed-up doll who waltzes through movies." Sabu, the elenhant boy, will be starred in a telefilm series "The Adventures of Sabu." MJlton Berle is putting up some of the money. .. Anita Ekberg's career pilots, John Wayne and Bob Fellows (they own her contract) are considering a no- TV clause in all her future loan- outs. Idea behind the ban: "If the public wants to see Ekbcrg they have to go into a motion picture theater." LAST YEAR it was Jane Russell kissing underwater. Now they're kissing in the air. Billboards for the movie, "Trapeze," will feature a mid-air kiss between trapeze stars Burt Lancaster and Gina Lollobrigida. Next year: A kiss in a coal mine? ON BRIDGE Shrewd Defense Downs Contract Wrltte nfor NE.4 Service By OSWALD JACOB! Today's hand, taken from a recent national tournament , will gladden the hearts of all players who like elegant defensive play. The key play was made by Charles J. Solomon of Philadelphia. West opened the three of hearts, and Charlie won with the ace of hearts in the East position. He then considered his chances of defeating the contract. It was clear that the hearts were hopeless. It was equally clear that West had only small clubs for M» raise in that suit. Had he held even the jack of clubs, West would have led that suit rather than venture into the unknown with a heart NORTH AK103 » Q1084 • J1032 4108 WEST (D) *Q984 ¥K7532 • None 49853 ' EAST AA652 V AS * 654 + A742 SOUTH *J7 West Pass « AKQ887 + KQJ Neither side vul. North East Sooth Pass 1 + 1 N.T. 2 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—V 3 opening lead. Diamonds and spades were left. Charlie had a shrewd suspicion about the diamonds, since many a no-trumper is based on a long and solid minor suit. This left spades. The Philadelphia master drew a deep breath and led the deuce of spades back at the second trick. South played low, West finessed the eight t and dummy won with the ten. As you will soon see, this was no time for West to play "third hand high." Declarer next led a club from dummy, and East stepped up with, the ace. He returned a heart to West's king, and West properly led the queen of spades. This tripped South's jack and dummy's king at one and the same time, giving the defenders three spade tricks. South was down two at a contract that seemed to he unbeatable. NOTHING is impossible to the man who doesn't have to dc it himself. — Carlsbad Current-Argus. SHOPPING HABITS of the human female still have retailers baffled and puzzled, reports a market research firm. Is there anything else about the human females the retailers don't understand?— New Orleans States. World Tour Answer to Previous Punltl ACROSS 1 Angeles, California 4 Fury 8 Said, Egypt 12 Swiss mountain 13 Eucharistic wine cups 14 Needle cast 15 Expire 16 Kept on 18 Flying 20 Snare 21 Communist 22 Scottish girl 24 Mothers 26 In this place 27 Pose 30 Feminine appellation 32.OI1 34 Washed lightly 39 Ideal state 36 Adjective suffix 37 Disorder 39 Deprivation 40 Speak imperfectly 41 Free 42 Rome's hills 45 Draws forth 41 At the tpeed of sound 51 Ignited 53 City In Oklahom* S3 Peak 94 Sheltered ildi 55 Enclosure* 90 Oolf moundi 97 Supply wtapoM DOWN 1 Boys ' 2 Medley 3 Herb 4 Speedy 5 Prayer ending 6 Rinse throat 7 Worm 8 Mexican coins 9 German king 10 Regrets 11 Ocean current 17 Place within 19 Reposes 23 Hundred- eyed giant 24 Simple 25 Norse god 26 Infernal region 27 Tropical American tree 28 Goddess 29 Afternoon parties 31 Blood chlorides 33 Greek dialect 38 Larder 40 Loans 41 Reducei potitoes to small strinji 42 Pace 43 Sea eafle 44 Futile 46Citrui fruit 4 7 Row 48 Stalk 50 Cereal

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