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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PACK SIX RLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MARCH 81, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. U. W. HAINE8, Publisher HARRY A. HAINEB, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HITMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ^ Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- treu, October », 1811. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville. or any tuburban town where carrier service is maintained. 30o per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »6.50 per jear $950 {or six months, $2.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 115.60 per year payable in advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and wid, let us to up »t once, and posses it; for we are well able to overcame it.—Number 13:30. * * . * The confidence which we have in ourselves gives birth to much of that which we have in others. —La Rochefoucauld. BARBS Isn't It funny how your little angel never is the one who starts the' fights with the little devil next door? * * * Surprising, but a girl who won a Florida beau- tr contest can both cook and sew. * * * It's still nice to be very polite, even if it makes your friends wonder what you want. * * * If the politicians want to play it smart, they'll start preparing right now a set of statements denying everything. * * * A grocery and a hardware closed for keeps b a small Indiana town. Must have been doing business at the same old standstill. Stabilizing Our Economy One of the really remarkable facts about the American economy today is not just its high level but its stability •as viewed from the consumer's angle. Sylvk Porter, an able economic reporter, recently called attention to this aspect of the business situation. It is best expressed by noting; that for more than four straight years the purchasing power of the U.S. dollar has remained almost constant. In other words, for all practical purposes the great postwar inflationary spiral was halted in 1962 and has been held in check ever since. . If you figure that the dollar was worth 100 cents in 1939, just before World War II, then by 1949 its value had slid down to 58 cents. The wage-price whirlwind stirred by huge postwar demand brought about this decline. Later, under the impetus of the Korean war, a fresh inflation slashed the dollar's value still further to 52 cents — as measured against 1939. Had this movement gone on unchecked, the U.S. economy would have been in serious straits. Luckily, it did not. A combination of forces produced stability at the critical moment. According to Miss Porter, the factors responsible were more effective government controls over inflationary impulse, a catching up of production with demands for goo'ds, and a consequent disappearance of serious shortages. This period of stablility is the longest since records of dollar value began to be kept in 1940. Too, it is "bipartisan," it started under former President Truman and has continued through the entire regime of President Eisenhower. Oddly, the dollar's buying- power has remained steady through both ups and Hal Boyle's Column downs in the general business level. In 1958 tha country wa* jumping, but the dollar held firm. The same was true in 1954, when recession set in. And no change followed when business ascended to even greater heights in 1955. In Miss Porter's view, while we may not necessarily have conquered depression, we surely have learned a good deal about mastering some of the worst features of the boom and bust cycle. Never before in our history have we managed so smoothly our emergence from the trials of war and postwar. This is an appraisal that almost any American can accept. Our economy has shown its resiliency, and its managers, both in government and in business, have shown imagination and courage in devising effective checks and balances. And since the stability phase stretches over both Democratic and Republican administrations, there is enough credit to satisfy claimants in both parties. Indication of Approval Four years ago President Eisenhower polled some 46,000 votes in New Hampshire's primary against 35,000 for the. late Senator Taft. The interest in this vigorous race brought 136,000 voters to the polls. This time, though Senator Knowland was represented by seven delegate candidates out of a possible 14, there was no serious opposition to Mr. Eisenhower. The merest token vote would have assured him victory in the state's popularity test. Yet the President rolled up an im- prassive 55,000 votes, and these can only be taken as indicating strong approval of his renewed candidacy, health factors notwithstanding. In the weeks to come, he will be in much the same position in primary after primary, with the possible exception of areas, like Minnesota, where he could run into trouble with the farm vote Knowland is entered here and there, but no longer with point. Nevertheless, the country will watch these events with keen attention as a sign whether the voters seem to approve the idea of Mr. Eisenhower running again under the limitations he himself so candidly set forth. "Which Would You Rather Have on Your Back?" VIEWS OF OTHERS The Big Change You rock along through rain and drizzle, frosted windshields, high heating bills, grim skies, sodden turf and days when you barely get home before it's dark. The sun seems an ext marillion miles away and outward bound. The children fret for a. change of scenery. The wife frets because muddy tracks appear where she just cleaned muddy tracks up. You fret because there's little else to do. Even the Wednesday night, fights get monotonous. Despondency sets in. A Sunday afternoon drive doesn't help because the car gets stuffy from heat and smoke. Week day drives don't help either. Nothing helps much. You feels like somebody's got you in a cage. Then one day it's over. The sun is shining, pouring through the windows as if to make up for the time it's been away. The windshield isn't frozen over. You can leave the door open and let the air sweep through all the rooms. Winter clothes begin to feel heavy and cumbersome. It's spring. Something is alive that was dead. You don't need flowers or calendars or birds to tell you. The big change has happened—Shelby N. C.) Daily Star. SO THEY SAY If we persist in denying equal rights (to all citizens), we will bring down on this nation the wrath of all the world. - Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D-Minn), on segregation. Despite Wintry Chill, 'New. York All Dressed Up for Easter Parade By RELMAN MOR1N | as "Harvey," if you remember For Hal Boyle I him. NEW' YORK i* — New York! I don't know which was more responds to » holiday like a sorins! [ (un— flower to the sun. Watching the wonderment and Just now, on the eve of Easter, delight in the eyes of a little girl the cltv is blooming and blossom-1 when she saw the cascade of jelly _ J . . ... _ ,_.»\. i_ _ ...... i, „„ v»(11tn«E> /sf inllv tlAQflS all ins, dressed to the teeth In a new spring outfit, a perky little bonnet and » corsage of lilies. What If y«u can still see your breath in the frosty air? It's spring, the Easter parade is at hand and our town likes to celebrate. The avenues have been turned Into galleries of color. They make you thlnV of gold and alabaster, like the corridor: of » palace. As usual, the window decorators are having a field day. They have. dr*M*d In* stores with great bank* of flowers, aialear- and hyacinths In a fury of color, and Mrenmers of yellow and blue and and (tolden chickens beans, millions of jelly beans, all colors of the rainbow, in a candy- store window. Or listening to two teen • agers in front of a foreign window which features airlines bride in 11 glistening, diaphanous veil and photographs of Grace Kelly and her prince. "Well, I don't care what anybody says, I think he's cute." Then the sound of birds, twittering, pulled me up short. Birds on Fifth avenue. It was too chilly for anything less than a penguin. Well, the song came from a loud speaker above a store front, and us you looked up, n gay. happy •urnl* paper 'and (tolden chickens us you looked up, n gay. hnpp M4 «WMi«rrul whlM rabbit* u biglsifn wai laying, "M«llo Spring. At another corner, there wa the smell of a fresh, .bracin perfume. It created whole images violets, or open fields, or perhap bluebells glistening with dew 1 a forest glen. That was comin from a store too, and makin people stop and sniff and smili Even a book store was « brightened up with "Easter eggs, marie of the same crinkly colore paper you use at Christmas. An somebody had put a bright yello daffodil in the binding of a boo that, somehow, you seldom a soclata with daffodils—"The De cllne of the West." It gave ol Doc Spengler a real, rakish loo' I turned down p. cross street ar found the s I d e w a 1 k completel blocked with boxes of azaleas, looked like n purple bonfire. The were In front of a flower store nnd an nttcndnnt w»s tnkln? then inside. I nskcd him If he expecte to sell all o< them before »unday 'eter Edson'i Washington Column — Task of Carving Out Acceptable Farm Legislation a Tedious\ One Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: William Holden sn't cheering: about that recent national magazine profile. Giving a •No Comment" answer to all queries about the yarn, he's adding: "People who know me'know some of the things »re untrue. For people who don't know me, I don't care." . . * Remember when Hollywood said all those westerns on TV would kill the box office for boss opera films? Now the town's thinking Is to reverse, with 54 big- budget westerns slated to hit the screen this year. NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The egislative snafu from which this ear's all-Important farm bill will aye to be unsnafued would now e regarded as ludicrous if it were ot so important. Technically, five conferees from oth Senate and House Agriculture ommittees are supposed to work ut a compromise between farm ills passed by the two branches f Congress. Actually, there aren't ny similarities. The farm bill passed by a 20601 House vote last May would estore rigid 90 per cent price supports on basic crops, set dairy supports at 80-90 per cent of party, extend school milk and bru- cellosis disease eradication programs for two years. 3ut both Senate and House have now passed separate legislation ex- ending school milk and brucellosis programs. So all that's left of the 3ouse bill is the restoration of higher, rigid price supports. The Senate, however, by a lop aided 93-2 vote, simply knocked out all of the House bill after the introductory enacting clause, swiped its number — H.R. 12 — and then passed a fresh blockbuster of its own. It consists of 62 sections They're so complicated that Sen Everett M. Dirksen IB-HI says nobody knows what's in it. What finally emerges as the 1958 farm bill, with its tremendous ef- :ect on this year's elections, will be largely what the little group oi 10 conferees can agree on. The full House membership will get a chance to vote only for or against what the conferees. report out. There will be no chance for House committee, hearings and little chance for floor debate. Since the Eisenhower administration and Congress are both in such an all-fired hurry to get some kind of a farm bill passed before 1 the planting season gets any further along, what emerges could be a calamitous hodgepodge. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson is registering vigorous opposition to half a dozen Senate bill provisions. He Is against the sections which would increase the reserve set- asides of cotton and wheat. He is against allowing farmers to receive whichever is higher of two support prices calculated under a dual parity formula. He' is against tile new two-price plan for wheat. He is against the proposed new mandatory price supports for feed grains. . Secretary Benson is also againsi raising dairy price supports. Anc he is against all provisions which would make more difficult the dis posal of the existing. eight-billion dollar stockpile mountains of sur plus farm products; As competent agricultural economists now see It, the above provisions of t^ie Senate-passed farm bill would Increase support prices close to the 90 per cent parity level which the House approyed last year. This would be an incentive to plant and. harvest bigger crops, creating still bigger surpluses. It would wprk against the soil-bank plan — the one new and constructive provision in the Senate bill— which is aimed to reduce surpluses and get production and consumption in balance again. Secretary Benson dedlares that he can't conceive of President Eisenhower signir. 0 an "unworkable" bill. At his last press conference, Ike called the Senate bi',1 "unworkable." The best chance for evasion of a presidential veto would therefore seem to rest with the 10 Senate- House conferees. They may be in a better position to do a major overhaul on the Senate-passed bill than larger committees cpuld do. In this respect alone, the 'existing legislative situation may turn out to be an advantage. It gives Secretary Benson and the White House staff a smaller group to work on in their efforts to salvage something out of the farm bill mess. . Now it cu be told: "M»rty," the year's Oscar Award Him, cut a little over $3M,OM. But since Its releue, the producers have spent almost MOO .0*0 advertising the movie. It's the first time in history that the producer spent more than the picture's cost for advertising George Raft's becoming, a director. He will tell himself how to act as the star of "Devil's Playground." . . . ABC-TV is bankrolling another TV series about the Canadian Mounted Police titled "The Force." . . . Paramount is offering .the Blng Crosby-Ingrid Bergman : 1945 movie, "The Bells of St. Mary's," and "Good Sam,' which co-starred Gary Cooper and Ann Sheridan In 1948, to TV Others are expected .to follow, says the studio, "if the price is right.' It's 23 Veirs of marriage for Lloyd Nolan and his wife on Mai 23. . . Grace Kelly's latest movie "The Swan," will ride the publicity wagon following her wedding Apr! 19. The film will be released on or as near the wedding date as possible. Can a new movie be a success after a TV preview witnessed by close to 50,000,000 people? The fate of Laurence Olivier's "Richard m" In U.S. movie tiles tert since its -video presentation will be witched with, avid tateres by the entire film Industry. Already wailing about the motion picture industry being more than quick, not only to cooperate with its arch rival, TV, "but also tc virtually hand over to' that medium its major assets," is Editor Joe Schoenfeld of Daily. Variety. Say Schoenfeld: "Time is getting very short for the film producers to savi their industry for themselves." But The Major Studios, getting richer from the sale of their entir film backlogs to television, don' seem to be worried. The movie theater owners nr i.. ones who are yelling "murder. The greatest collection of star lacked movies in TV history wi: it the home screens this fall am winter. That's when the fireworks wi: eally start. "Richard III" was Just i teaser Gary Cooper will do 10 concerts with Louis Armstrong In Australia . . Marilyn Monroe will warbl 'Black Magic" in her comebac novie, "Bus Stop." . . . Stewar Granger's ex-wife. Elspeth March will become a U.S. citizen and li\ n New York. Their two childre are in Granger's custody. series. . . Bob Crosby's high day- me TV rating may win him a one our nighttime show on CBS. French-fried shrimp will be a, new item at the food counters of rive-In theaters. Ugh! • JACOBY ON BRIDGE pad* Play (ey to Slam Writte nfor NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBS Assume you are playing today's hand at six-stabs. The contract will eventually depend on the handling of the spades. How should you .lay? Naturally you begin by drawing rumps and eliminating the red uits from both hands before you ackl" the spades. That is,' you discard a heart from dummy at the Irst trick, winning in your hind. You draw two rounds of trumps, cash, a top diamond and ruff a diamond, take the ace of hearts and ruff a heart. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Of wide social interest here and in Southeast Missouri is the engagement of Miss Ruth Murray Butt to Roy Winfield Harper of Caruthersville. son of Mr. and Mrs. M. H. Harper of Steele. which was announced today by the bride elect's mother, Mrs. Arthur Murray Butt. Eddie Regenold is convalescing at his Armorel home from an appendectomy perfomed last week at a Memphis hospital. He was removed to his home Sunday. Mrs. Allan Walton returned last night from Memphis where she visited her daughter, Mrs. Berry Brooks, and family. She will sail with Mrs. Brooks, Mr. Brooks and their daughter, Virginia for Honolulu on May 19. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P JORDAN. M.D. Written (or NEA Sendee. "Brother," he said, panting a little, "I just wish I had double this many." I was Interested but puzzled as to whether there is a vogue in hats this year. Some are large, white and look like upside - down flower bowls. The girls say they make you look thin. Then there are some jaunty little confections, neat and close-fitting, with a posy or two. Still others made me think of flying saucers. It's a little confusing. ( The best surprise of all wa guess—a bank! This bank is in a new building Which is beautiful even wlthoul any Easter trimmings. It Is all glass and shining aluminum, an<! it has a wonderful feeling of lighl and air and graccfullness. Right now, it is luxuriating in tall Hawaiian tree ferns, yellow crocuses, hydrangeas and hyacinths. The sign says they came from Hawaii, California and Florida, and invites you in. Besides the blossoms, a gigan tic round door of a vault has been left open. The main shell Is as shiny as stainless steel. Srmvl brass gears look more like deco rations than machinery. It Is lovely as a. piece of costume jewelry. This was stopping more people t'Min ~ny of th« stores. And no wonder. Hippy Euterl A number of readers, including ^ B.H., C.M., and E.E., have recently inquired -concerning a disease known as hepatitis. It should be said at the start that the word hepatitis means inflammation of the liver. At the present time here are two major varieties which are serum hepatitis and infectious hep- The probabilities are that both forms of hepatitis are caused by a virus but there is some doubt as to whether the virus is the same for both. Serum hepatitis is acquired, from the transfusion of blood or its products, probably because the responsible virus was present in the blood of the donor. It is in order to avoid this risk that so much care is taken not to use blood for transfusion from a. person who is, or has recently been, jaundiced. More frequent is the disorder known as infectious hepatitis which is a, growing health problem. For tunately, however, the disease IL usually mild though weakening and the chances of recovery are ordi narlly good. Infectious hepatitis can strike at any period of life but it seems to be most frequent in children of school age. There are a number of puzzling aspects to the disease. Several epidemics have been traced to personal contact or to contaminated water or food but in most instances the pathway of transmission has not been traced, There are some reasons fov be lieving that, healthy persons carriers—who have not been ap parently ill with the disease, car spread it. If this is the case I is similar to some of the other vira diseases. ' • • If a person is known to have been exposed to Infectious hepa tills It It sometimes possible to prevent the disease by giving a substance which Is derived from the blood. • Once the disease has developed however, there Is no specific treat ment for It. A good deal of rest In bed Is usually Indicated, the die BUjt IM I»w «* lacking In fat* and alcohol must be strictly pro hibited. In the usual attack there is i rather long convalescent period simetimes going on" for months be iore the victim really feels riorma: again. Although, serious complication do develop sometimes, this is for tunately.the exception rather than the rule and most recover com pletely in the long run. When you argue'with b fool you hod better be sure he isn't doing thesa'me. '• ••..,'••". « HU » Mother Follows Cop's Advice LONG BEAOH, ; Calif. (/P)—"Ar you a cop?" a childish voice on th telephone asked Jim Terry, 1 * Ju venile officer.. . • ; Terry said he was. . "Well, my mother told me *h* going to spank me," the voice said "so i told her I'd call the cops an toll them about her threat." . Terry asked the boy to put n mother on. "I've never been «o,en borrnssed," she »ald, "He'i onl seven aiid full of, mischief." •• "Lad," said ,the. policeman have only one luggeitton: *• him." The lady obligingly, left th phone off the hod: while she fo '.owed the advice ii»U "iJi-ry heard Uu wlndupt with tound iflecU. • Danny Thomas is forming an in Dependent film company to star i •Pull of Life. Jack Webb, I 'hear, will play sailor in his next movie for Warn.. Bros. .• . The heroine's charapte name of ."Lucy" in "The Awl Truth," Bob Hope's latest TV sho\ •was changed tb Linda for th home-screen version. And yo know why . . Don De Fore's r turning to the screen for the, fir time in five years in U-I's "Batt Hymn." He's been playing Ozz Nelson's neighbor in the Nelson T\ NORTH M AA9884J ¥6.2 • None + Q9871 WEST. «A8T AKJ10 45 *KJ75 V109S4S • 108742 «<3J««5 + S #43 SOUTH (D) *Q72 . VAQ • AK3 + AKJ106 Neither side vuJ. Sooth, Vittt North Zaat 2+ Pass 2* Pass 3 4 Pass 5 * Pass 6* Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—• 4 This leaves you ready to tackle the spades. If you prefer to lead spades first from your own hand, you can alter the preliminary plays so as to be in the South hand after all tills work has been done. The aetual declarer began the spades by leading from his own hand. West played the jack, craftily enough, and declarer won with dummy's ace. He was then doomed to lose two spade tricks. The best course Is to begin the spades by leading low from the dummy. If East has K-x, he will almost surely put up the king, unless he is a man of iron courage and a magnificent poker face. If East plays any lower spade, South should duck entirely. This gives West the chartce to win with a singleton, In which case he will have to return a heart or diamond and give declarer the chance to ruff in dummy and discard a spade from his own hand. If West wins and returns a low spade, South should assume that East has played a singleton. (Otherwise, East would have to. have the aforesaid courage and poker face.) Hence South lets the spade ride around to his queen. The advantage Is only phycho- logical, but it will work against everybody but the one player In a million. 20th President's Wife "EVERY SINGLE particle to the universe is in violent motion," declares a physicist. That's one big trouble with this universe we're mixed up with—it's terribly nervous — Jackson (Miss.) State Times. ADD THIS to some list of appropriate names: The retired math teacher who bought a place in the country and named it "Aftermath." —Lexington Leader. Answer to Previous Puzzle 1 ACROSS I Lucretia Rudolph Garfield was —- in 1832 5 She the wife of Presdient . James A. Oarfield 8 Her father was .an —— farmer 12 Scope 13 Social insect M Children 15 Lath 16 Fish 17 Lean 18 Continued ; «t* r Ji, • 20 Removes 21 Duct 22 Heart 23 Chang* 26 Gilt 30 Born 31 New Guinea port 32 Correlative of neither 33 Number 34 Peer Cynt's mother 39 Pedil digit J8 VenerntM 31 Occurrence 41 Exist 42 Employ 43 The theater 4t Paused SO Seed cover II Collection of uyl'hp Ultlpped J4 Be borne .18 Nothing Hjjandlt 58 Possessive pronoun 59 Sidelong look DOWN. 1 Food fish 2 Shield bearing 3 Erect 4 Inborn 5 Laments 6 In addition 7 Female saint (ab.) 8 Musteline mammals 9 Greet 10 Indolent 11 Hops'-kilns 19 River in Switzerland 20 Female deer 22 Indian <>|R|B m 23 Poker stake 24 Dregs 25 Canvas shelter 26 Go by • 27 Grafted (her.) 28 Midday 29 Allowance for waste 31 Halt 37 Birds of prey 38 Before 39 Compass point 40 Chaste 42 Russian mountains 43 Girl's name 44 Journey 45 Military assistant •47 Musical > quality 48 Gaelic 49 Darling 51 Blackbird 52 Insect egg I

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