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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 6, 1955
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PAGE BIGOT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEW8 THIBLYTHBVILLE COURIER NEWS TBB ooDxnw mm oo. H. W. HAIHB, Publtoher MAMkY A. HAINBB, Wtor, Assistant PublUbtr PAUL P. HUUAN, AdtertUing Hanagtf " felt National Adwrtising Represent»ti»w: Wallace Witnwr Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Mtmphlt. blend aa teeond claai mitt«r tt the post- effia at BlythtTille, Ariaiuaa. under »c» at Con- frtw, October ». M17. litmber of The Associated Pro* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By canter In the city of Blyhevill* « an? •uburban town where curler terrtet to maintained, 38e per week. By mall, within > radius of SO mile:, M.50 per year 13.50 for six months, J2.00 for three monthts: by m»ll outside SO mile »ne. IU-50 per yen payable in ad»ance. MEDITATIONS Incline mr heart unto thy tettlmoniea, and not to coTttousnete.—Paelms 119 :M. * * * He deservedly lose* his o™ property, who eoveU tint of mother.—Phaedrus. BARBS ... It doesn't p«y U> itreteh your word—make it too easy to break it. * * * Nothing make a girl laugh at life in general like real pretty teeth. * » • * It's funny how a pleaaant smile make* other folk! forget your shiny or unpremwd suit * * * The restless age ii anywhere from one to 100 when people are wearing the itchy winter underwear. * * * netting high up In the world is no good for the people whom it makes look down on others. A Father's Letter And a Lost Daughter Not too long ago, a father wrote a letter to the Elmira, N.Y.( Advertiser. The only comment We would offer is that made by the Elmira paper: "If any driver can resist its appeal, he has no business with a driver's license." Here's the letter: Dear Driver: A few weeks ago, I saw a little girl struck by a car as she tried to cross the street. I saw her father race toward her and hold her to him as she struggled in the agony of death. I saw all the plans that had been made for her dashed and , I saw the look of despair that came over his face. I would only offer a prayer that such a thing might never happen again. Today, my daughter, who is six years old, started off to school. Her cocker spaniel, whose name is Soot, watched her leave and whined his belief in the folly of education. Tonight we talked about school. She told me about the girl who sits in front of her, a girl with yellow curls, and about the boy across the aisle who makes faces; about the teacher who has eyes in the back of her head; about the trees in the school yard and the big girl who does not believe in Santa Claus. We talked about a lot of things — tremendously vital and unimportant things. Now, as this is written, she is sound asleep with her doll Paddy in her-arms. When her doll gets broken or her finger gets bumped I can fix them. But when she starts across the street—then, Mr. Driver, she is in your hands. Much as I wish 1 could, it's not possible for me to be with her all the time. I have to work to pay for her home, her clothes, her education. So, Mr. Driver, please help me look out for her. Please drive carefully. Please drive slowly past schools and at intersections. And please remember that sometimes children run from behind parked cars.' Please don't run over my little girl. With deepest thanks for whatever you c*n do for her, I am, Sincerely yours, A FATHER Our Schools—I If there were hot a genuine crisis in America's school system, there would havt been to call t White House Conference on Education. The problems »re painfully real, and they grow in magnitude each day. Basically they fall into two categories: 1. Shortages of schools and teachers in th» fact of steadily rising school enrollments. 2. S«riou» confusion over the questions of what to teach and how to teach it In this first editorial, let's look at the shortages. With present school enrollment of 39.5 million, we are already short 141,000 teachers and tens of thousands of classrooms. According to the U.S. Office of Education, in another 10 years there 11 million additional pupils in our schools. For just the first half of that period—the next five years—we'll need 1,047,410 new teachers and 476,000 new classrooms above and beyond the current lack. The financial burden of providing these facilities—if they are to be provided — is staggering. Where is the money to come from? The country is putting up nearly 2.4 billion dollars worth of new schools this year, but as we have seen, it isn't enough to keep pace. The appallingly low state of teachers' salaries is further evidence that the money going to the schools is insufficient. Today the states pay more than half the school bill, and local communities the rest. But the states say they can no longer shoulder the growing load. Out of this dilemma has risen the cry for federal aid. President Eisenhower told the White House conference he!s for limited federal aid, particularly in areas where people can't afford to build the schools and hire the teachers they need. But basically he thinks financing and running the schools is a state-local job. Like many educators and others, he fears federal help might mean federal control of education. Nevertheless, some form of federal assistance seems almost inevitable. Few image that state and local governments can pay for the 50 to 110 per cent hike in school costs which the experts foresee by 1965. If the alternative is to doom millions of children to overcrowded classrooms manned by poor teachers, the American people will find a way to provide help without compromising the freedom that marks their vaunted school system. VIEWS OF OTHERS Circle Those Squares! Kllow blows a horn name of Louis Armstrong, sometime denizen of the French quarter In N. O., not exactly a bayou habitue in recent years since ruj presence has been required In aundry other places, upcomea with a pronounciamento. W< don't think he fully appreciates the fact that he has, but Indeed he hu. Speaking in Geneva, Switaerland, Jauman Armstrong was encountered by a reporter and asked to sound off a bit, in words—which he did. To wit, he'a thinking of taking a tootful of Jan Inside the Iron Curtain and depositing It in thi environs of Red square. "I believe I could warm up them caU," «ays L. A. "They ain't so cold but what we couldn't bruise them with the happy music." Aa to an actual vlilt: "We got the idea on the lire." Mr. Armstrong was told that the Big Four ministers of foreign affairs, meeting In Geneva while he was- there, were Interested in cultural exchanges between the countries, candidly asserted the trumpet man: "I don't know Just how tight we fit In under culture." Ah whoo—man, ai we dig it, the Iron Curtain is about to be punctured. Haven't previous intelligence reports told us that the Soviet official newspapers have been emulating the U.S. zoot suit, and embracing popular American melqjlles? The impulse is there. All it needs is some exploiting. Satchmo Armstrong Is the chappie to do the exploiting. Armstrong says he and his small combo, on a European tour, had already passed through Germany: "...Man, we've already unified It." This ought to have been brought to the attention ol the Big Four olliclals. Trying to do th« sam« thing, they've been stymied. It was once writ, "Music hath charms .... "But, what this Armstrong blows, It ain't exactly charming. What it is is .... But, as Satchmo says, "I ain't sure myself." But the way you do it la, If you're Armstrong, you get a horn in ont hand, a handkerchief for the plenteous perspiration In the other, a half-wild look in thi eye, then blow, brother, blow. And that doesnt mean go some place, either, though the music will be right gone, if you follow us.—Birmingham News. SO THEY SAY •o far as I am concerned there la (omithlng much more important than the spirit of Geneva ...that te that the people of all nations—Russia as well aa Hit United Slates—want peace, not war.—Defenae Secretary Charles Wilson. • ¥ * If driven into a tight corner whert It Is a mattw of life and death lor us, naturally we shall get arms from anyone we can.—Moshe Sharrett, Is* rael'a foreign minister. * * * OM (General Motors) la using an economic gun-tn-the-stomact) to turn It* auto agencies into parti wholesalers. — O. C. Morria, excutive director of thi Automotive Wholesatori of Ttua, * * # I don't think she iMarle Dionnev will erer return to th* convent.—Ollva Dlonnt, quint's father. Ah, Wilderness! Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Walter's Backing of Harriman Seen As Another Political Oddity By PETER DSON NEA Washington Correspondent . WASHINGTON old saw about —(NEA)— The politics making strange bediellows was never better illustrated than in the endorsement by Rep. Francis Walter (D.-.Pa.) of New York's Oov. Averell Harriman as Democratic presidential nominee. Representative Walter iz of course best known as co-author of the McCarrar.-Walter Immigration act. He is a sout lighter against its amendment in any form. Governor Harriman is one of the many Democrats who have loudly criticized the McCarran - Walter Act. He has demanded many times that it be modified. In a New York speech before several • hundred Jewish leaders last December, the then-Governor- elect Harriman called the law a "stupid blunder." He said It "throws Immigrants, who arrive here in search of freedom and opportunity, Into jail alongside thieves and hoodlums, while immigration papers are being Inspected and straightened out." Last March, before the Nationalities Division of the Democratic Committee, Governor criticized the Republl- Natlonal Harriman cans lor having done nothing to amend the law, In spite of President Eisenhower's campaign promises to do so, two and a half years before. As recently as last Columbus Day, Governor Harriman took another poke. Speaking to Italians this time, he speculated on the te/i-year, red tape delay faced by any "genius from Genoa" who today might try 'to get into America under the quota system, without a sponsor. Harriman has been violenly critical of the emergency refugee relief program as too small and too slow. When Edward J. Corsi was fired by the State Department as advisor on the refugee program, Governor Harrimnn promptly put him on u>e New York State Commltee on Refugees. Corsi and Walter are of course anathema to each other. In view of New York's huge foreign-born population, no public official In the state would dare take a position different from Governor Harriman's on immigration questions. Representative Walter knows this. Yet he climbed on the Harriman bandwagon with a noisy denunciation of Gov. Adlai Stevenson for having taken the same position the Doctor Says — EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D, Written for NEA Service Neuritis Is best described as a painful disorder of the nerves. The inflammation of the nerve (or, nerves) is usually shown by pain and- tenderness, disturbances of feeling or sensation, and often a certain amount of wasting of the muscles. One problem about neuritis Is that there are many possible causes. The problem is to try to find which one is present In each individual sufferer. Diabetes (especially if the condition has not been controlled by suitable diet or insulin^, and infections are among the common causes. Vitamin deficienccs, especially the lack of vitamin B-l, also may produce nerve pain. Simple neuritis — or inflammation of several nerves — is common among the victims ol chronic al- choholism. Perhaps at least part of the reason Is that such persons often substitute alcohol for a properly balanced diet containing enough vitamin B-l .This type of neuritis often can be much Improved, or even relieved entirely, by giving extra vitamin B-l. Neuritis is a symptom always present in shingles, or herpes zos- ter. In this disease the cause of the trouble is a virus. Severe anemia can produce neuritis. Poisoning with the heavy metals such ai arsenic, and many if the substances used In industry may produce neuritis. This Incomplete list idea of the problem in making diagnosis! Successful treament is almost, always difficult. Sometimes the pain Is Intolerable, particularly in people who have been weakened by disease and In the elderly. Relief has sometimes been ob- talnd by killing the involved nerve, by injecting alcohol, or by cutting the nerve by an operation. - Among other 1 questions on neuritis, Mrs. M. recently aiked whether change of weather could have any effect on neuritis. I think there Is no doubt that It doea sometimes but not always. Actually, changes In wtathtr or barometric pretiure deem to havt much more effect on. muscular rheumatism — or rather the discomfort from loat condition—than it does on neuritis. Although relief can be given to most victims, many continue to suffer from neuritis In spite of everything which is tried. On the favorable side the most encouraging thing I can say is that most victims of neuritis do get over their pain eventually. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Quest/on of 'Honor' Lost Him the Hand By OSWALD 3.\COB1 Written for NEA Service Sooner or later every bridge player hears the time-honored ad vice: "Cover an honor with an honor." This maxim is not a re- hfble guide to defensive play. The correct time to cover an honor 15 when this will promote a card in your own hand or In your partner's hand. In today's hand the defenders came to grief because West was an Inveterate honor coverer. This gcve South his only chance to make the contract. West opened the jack of heart;, and dummy won the first trick with the queen. Declarer got to lit, hand with the ace of diamonds to lead the Jack of spadea, hoping elves an I for some sort of minor miracle. West knew that. the , jack of jpides was an honor, so he cov- Lo»» of pMptt hov« lot>8 ploy- Ins r«ordi. Some of them hoven'i worked for years. «M.I as Harriman on Immigration. Consistently, since his 1952 cam paign, Governor Stevenson has called for liberalization of the Me Carran-Walter Act. A further paradox In this situa tlon Is that both Representative Walter and the late Sen. Pat Me Carran of Nevada, co-authors o the disputed bill, are Democrats They got the support of enough Republicans and Democrats to override a veto by President Tru man. But every presidential hope lul in 1953 favored revision li order to appeal to the big city vot and the various nationality groups The word from. Governor Karri man's office In Albany is that h will make no reply to Representa live Walter's endorsement. This i to maintain the stand that OOTer nor Harriman is not a Candida! for the Democratic nomination. Representative Walter, as mem ber and now chairman of the Hous Un-American Activities Committee has in the past supported Governo Harriman's consistent, fight agains international communism, walte has also supported the loreign-ai programs which Harriman advocated. But on the issue of immigration policy they're still poles apari And there's little chance either wll change. ered with his queen of spades Declarer naturally played the ac of spades from the dummy an was highly gratified to find th king of spades dropping from th East hand. This silly play gav declarer the chance to draw trumps without loss, after whlc ho could well afford to lose thre club tricks. West should have known tha South had at least five spade since South had rebld the suit Since West could see dummy's fou NORTH (O) 4A432 WEST «Q76 VJ109S • 1062 *AQ8 KQ33 *J105 EAST *K V87431 4J9I4 +KS3 SOUTH 4J1098S • A7 Neither side vul. North Us* South Wart 1 • Pass 1 4 Pass i* Pass 34 Pass 4 A Pass Pass Fau Opening lead— t J TUESDAY, DECEMBER 6,195S ., Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKIM3 JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Close- ups and Longshots: Paramount's handling Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis with diplomatic gloves in he script ol their new movie, •Partners." Unlike "Three Ring Circus," which helped launch their hree-alarm feud, the lads share 50-SO In dialog, scenes, close- ups and romance . . . Sterling Hayden was telling a pal on the •Bed of Fear" set that he remembers "The Asphalt Jungle" of six years ago not only for his great role In the film but "because thats when I first went to a psycho- inalyst." "Did you ever finish the course? isked the curious friend. ••How do, you ever know?" shrugged Hayden, "You don't get a diploma." A pair of traffic signals on the Vew York street set on U-I's back Jot have been ml the "Slop" position for months. But new drivers on the tourist buses that roam the lot frequently stop and wait for the signals to turn green — and then turn red when they realize their mistake. Big Crosby has played golf with the notables of the world but the games he enjoys best are played with the caddies at the Bel-Air Country Club In Beverly Hills. Early in the morning, before mnny members are around, Bing strolls down to the caddy house and asks, •Who's hot?" The caddy currently hitting the ball best then takes on Blng for a fast IS holes with half a doien other caddies at the gallery. There are some fancy bets with Blng usually losing, out collecting when he wins. Bog Morgan Is the second movie stunt man in Yvonne De Carlo's romantic life. Flame No. 1 was Jock Mahoney. the stunt man turned TV star . . . Rory C.alhoun ia shopping for a big Arizona ranch. He plans to commute to Hollywood for only two movies a year in the future. •I didn't walk out of the picture. The studio took me out." That's Spencer Tracy leveling an "The Mountain" set about MOM'S fast shuffle a few weeks ago when Jimmy Cagney replaced him in "Tribute to a Badman" after a couple of days shooting on location in Colorado. But it was a clash of production schedules, not temperament. As Tracy explained it: "The location was at 8900 feet. I'm no kid and alter two days It was apparent to everyone that because of the altitude I couldn't charge around as fast as the studio expected. But there was a deadline to meet because I was due to report at Paramount, "So the studio decided to take me out ol the part. I'm glad Cagney took over. The role was a natural for either one of us." Marsh Thompson, In Nairobi filming "Asslf liment Cong o," writes Ihat there are so many Hollywood people in South Africa the Chamber of Commerce has a sign on the outskirts of the cy reading: "W e 1 c o m e to Smog-Free Nairobi." HOLLYWOOD Boulevard has become Santa Claus Lane with a nightly ride by Santa and a star in his sleigh. One film star still remembers his ride. Santa hit him for a job as his butler alter the holidays! Lily St. Cyr's hubby, Ted Jordan, is teaming up with her lor a new night-club act. An overdressed doll sat down In front of Ruth Altman at the movies. Ruth tapped her on the shoulder and whispered: "Pardon me, madam, but will yom kindly remove your earrings?" 15 Year* Ago In Blytheville Mr. and Mrs. Tom Anthony Little today announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Josephine, to William Kavanaugh Francis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Kavanaugh Hendricks Francis of Tuscaloosa, Ala. The home of Mrs. L. G. Nash was the setting for the Thursday afternoon club party at which Mrs. T. K. Mahan and Mrs. Meyer Oraber were guests. Drane Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Adams Jr., Is ill at his home on Division and Hearn. Mrs. O. 0. Hardaway and Miss Mary Eunice Layson spent yesterday in Memphis. ft—The bidding has been: South West North Ea*l I Diamond Pass t Heart Pass ? You, South, hold: 44 VAJ1 »AK1««JZ 4.174 What do you do? A—BM two diamonds. tebld > rood six-card suit rather than raise with only three trump*. If North rebtds his hearts, 7<w can then raise. TODAT'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in Ike question just answered. You, South, hold: 44 VA51 «AKO.«3t What do you do? Answer Tomorrow spades, it should havt been clear that East had tt most a singleton spade. West could not promote any spade In his own hand by cover, u.g with tilt queen, and It certainly cc-uld do no good to Cast's singleton spade to cover with the qipen. Another poialnUity. not to b« overlooked., la the chance that South has all of the missing ipadei sr.d ii merely trying to locate the queen. If West fidgets and .fussts vhen the jack of spades is led, It will be perfectly clear that he holds the queen whether or not he piays It.. In that c«a«, South will let the jack of spades ride tor s successful finesse. THIS itMiatlon is probably the most wasteful and expensive that future generations will ever have to finance.—Hamilton County (Tann.) Herald. AKY HOUSEWIFE wl» tall you that the most difficult meal for her to get Is breakfast In bed. — Oas- tonia (N. C.) Oaaett*. Coco Nixes $JOO,000 TV Contract By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD I* — "Have you ever done something in your life for which you can give no good reason?" This was Imogene Coca's comment on, the fact that she gave up a TV contract which would have guaranteed her $100,000 annually for the next nine years. It happened a couple of months ago, and the wispy Imogene is still not quite sure why she did it. "Everythlnr In my life has been calculated." she observed. "This is the one thing I did that was not reasoned out. Wanted Out 'But I think it must have been right or somebody would hava protested. I told my lawyer and my agents my decision and all they said was, 'Shouldn't' you think it over?' I told them I had thought It over and I wanted out. "Then they told NBC and the network people said, 'Shouldn't she think it over?' They said I had thought it over, and that was all there was. The contract was dissolved." Sht has had no regrets. Her earning power will no doubt exceed what NBC would have paid her. She has returned to night clubs, having played the Sahara In laa Vegas and now appearing at the Beverly Hilton. In February she'll do a satire on TV In a spectacular lor her old Show of Shows boss Mai Liebman. she's being sought for her dramatic debut on TV by the Steel Hour and Producer's showcase. Doing Fine So don't fret about our Imo; she's doing fine. That wasn't true of her last adventure in TV. When she, Liebman and Sid Caesar split up their Saturday night show, she went to a half-hour format. It died. Radio Singer Answer to Previous Puzzli ACROSS 1 Radio linger. Drew 6 She has appeared with Tennessee 11 Puffs up 13 Lances 14 Occupant 15 Stations (Fr.) 10 Consume 17 Populace (Gr.), OHebrtw it Chemical suffix 20 Route Ob.) 51 Singing la htr « Wine (Fr.) ti Continued stories » Slice 21 Town (Cornish prefix) ItTurt JO Organ of hearing 31 American writer 32 Stalks 1.1 Bits Jl Pinnacle . 40 Brown, as by the sun 41 Insect egg 4.2 Shade tree 43 She - on ndlo Olngllah rivet ascetic 12 Robber 13 Blemlih It Written form of Mistress 24 Ledger entry 29 Brazilian mstawa 26 Needy 27 Roman date 29 Cleansed 32 Pack 33 Knelled 34 Type of fur IS Malt 36 Vegetable 37 Mortgagee 38 Inures 40 Ocean current 43 Biblical name 44 Kind 47 Speeches (ref.sp.) 49 Courtesy title UChfintcil «rwluff )«Vtln1*t SI Slaver .12 Dropiy

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