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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 2, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NTWS CO. H. W. HAINX0, Publisher •ARRY A. HAINM, AsshUnt Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advcrtlilng Minuter Sole Nttionil Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, AtlwiU, Memphli. "Entered M second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. nil Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES; .By carrier In the city o! Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained 30c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 16.50 per year. $3.50 for six months, $2.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. 115.60 per vcar payable in advance. The newspaper Is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And when be looked on him, he wai afraid, and said, What Is It, Lord? And he uld unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.—Acli 10:4. * * * You pray In your dlstresa and In your need; would that you might pray also In the fullness of your joy and in your days of abundance.—Kahili Gibran. Wonder how many girls close their eyes when being kissed because they like to Imagine the person Is somebody els«. * # * A public accountant was arrested as a drunk- mrd. When dealing In frictions, don't make them all flftks. * * ¥ Good houses ire made by good carpenters and good homes by good folk:. * * * It's always nice when children change a mother-in-law's name from "say" to "grandma." ¥ » * Many > young man sets out to set the world •a fire mod tb«n hM his friends throw cold water. BARBS Second Look at Minnesota Most adult Americans ought by now to have heard enough politics to know that they should beware of glib explanations of what happens in a primary or an election. From time to time, before one of these events, you hear some alleged political expert speculating on the prospect that a clever plot is afoot. For instance, if you had been in Minnesota four years ago at primary time, you might have heard this: "The f aft people are telling their supporters to vote for Stassen to embarrass General Eisenhower at the polls." At the time this was being said, Mr. Eisenhower's name had not" yet been knocked off the ballot as a formal entry. (Later he got 108,000 write-ins.) But the plain fact was that this plot never materialized. The politicians who knew their business never thought for an instant that it would work. The average American citizen is a pretty capable fellow, but experience shows that he doesn't want. By the same token, we can pretty largely dismiss one of the arguments made about this year's Minnesota affair: that Republicans crossed into the Democratic primary to put the fix on Adlai Stevenson so Senator Kefauver, allegedly a weaker adversary, would be "set up." Indeed, the matter of a mass Republican crossover is itself open to question. Such a movement may have occurred, in some degree, since Minnesota makes it possible and some counties where Democratic voting is usually very light showed heavy this time. But for the most part this is an un- proved theory, and it cannot b« proved because Minnesotans are never required to register by party. The Democratic vote was certainly much higher than normally in primaries —420,000 against an average of 290,000 since 1948. But the Stevenson camp says in effect that the additional 130,000 votes were virtually ALL Republican. Why should this necessarily be true? For five straight presidential elections from 1932 on, Minnesota voted Democratic with total votes ranging from 589,000 to 698,000. Stevenson as a loser drew 608,000 in 1952. Senator Humphrey as a winner got 642,000 in 1954. Is it not at least conceivable that the hot fight between Stevenson and Kefauver stirred quite a lot of Democrats to come out this spring rather than simply to wait to vote only in the fall? They obviously exist, so why is it unreasonable that they might vole. On the other hand, Mr. Eisenhower this time had only technical opposition from Sentor Knowland. His capture of Minnesota's presidential delegates was assured. Therefore it is not necessarily meaningful that his vote, which was strictly complimentary, came to just under 200,000. ' The large Democratic vote may well have reflected the protests of farmers and the objections of tough-minded Minnesotans to what they believed was the dictation of state workers backing Stevenson. But that vote could not be 100 per cent farm protest and 100 per cent effort to embarrass Humphrey and Gov. Orville Freeman. To listen to Stevenson people, one would think it was all of both. If Republicans crossed over in huge numbers to protest farm conditions, why would they wish to embarrass Democrats whom they would presumably vote for in November under this theory? This is neatly spun fantasty. In the view of Minnesota political observers, it smacks mostly of alibi and very little of fact. VIEWS OF OTHERS Deducing the Ranks Like superman, Peter Pan and Tarzan of tha Apes, Smiley Burnette Is strictly a hero of young- iters. There is nothing eternal about SmlJey. When you outgrow the smell of popcorn t,t Saturday double-features, when you outerow the feel of nickel-plated toy revolvers on your hip, you outgrow Smiley as well. When he walked Into the newsroom for a visit with News Movie Editor Emery Wlster ye»- tcrday, his ancient, black hat on his head, we felt an old nostalgia come over us. But he was Just a man, after all, and there wa« a time when he wan a humorous, hard-riding two-fisted god. SmlJey, himself, understands that. He told th« story of a youngster who asked him, not long ago, "how you manage to get so many shots out of a six-shooter without re-loading? "Haw old art you?" Smiley asked. "Fourteen," the boy answered. "Son," said Smiley, "we're losing you." And It wa* true, and, as that cynical youth will realize when he reaches mellower maturity, it Is a pity. Because, first thing he knows, questions will sUrt arising about how Peter pan flies and how Tarzun turns aside those stampeding elephants, and then, Ell the magic will be gone.—Charlotte iN.C.) News, 0 THEY SAY I have just begun to fight. From this day forward, I shall do all within my power for the good, cause of racial separation in our schools. — Leonard Wilson, 19, student pro-segregation leader, expelled by the University of Alabama. * * * We have been so busy raising our own standard of living that we have forgotten the oppressed people throughout the world. We should be disturbed over social, economic and religious problems. — Rev. Charles E. Johnson of Ebenezer Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Hal Boy It's Column Reference to B VDs Brings Back Fond Memories of Forgotten Past By RELMAN MORIN NEW YORK I*—In a Broadway •how of recent date, there was a Joke that sometimes drew a laugh, ind sometimes a ghastly blank, depending on the average age of; the audience. It was built around t reference to B.V.D.s. Does that take you back brother? Does it carry you back to the fttutz Beircit and the Stanley Steamer? Can you still see Wai- lice Reid ind Mary Miles Minter ind Btby Peggy and Charles. Ray? Does It remind you of meat- Jtss ind wheatless days, > song called "The Rose of No Man's Land," t place called Chateau Thierry, "Ov«i the Top." Woodrow W 11 s o n's 14 points, and Charles O. Diwes' upside • down Pipe? It did me. Somehow though, while we wcrM'l iooklnf, a wholt new (en- eration has come along and these youngsters find nothing automatically funny about B. V. D.'s. To them, this could mean any number of articles of apparel, for the firm has branched out considerably. But in my flay, sonny, it meant underwear, a one - piece suit of underwear. You kind of backed into It, as I remember, stepping first inlo the legs which were knee-length, and then fighting your way through the arms. Then It buttoned down tht front, and there you were. Well, the firm Is celebrating iis 80th anniversary this year, and the officers arc having a lot of fun looking back. . The trademark came from the Initials ot the founders, Bradley, Voorhees and Day. | A hi? seller In the early days.' howtver, wn not m«nV under-] wear. It was the "spiral bustle." A fetching advertisement from aii old magazine shows a lady with an hour-glass figure (and not bad, sport, not bad!) examining a spiral bustle with demure ap- i proval. It resembles the skeleton of a small mountain lion. The text says, it is "the coolest and most durable bustle made." Then the famous men's underwear begr»n to catch on. Somebody coined the slogan, "Next to myself, I like B. V .D. best." The late William Allen White, In one of his brochures on American business, credited this with making the product "familiar to the natives along the Gold Coast and to the wild man from Borneo." The ads were Illustrated with long, loan gentlemen, telephoning, reading letters, chatting or Just looking pleased, all In underwear I believe Howard Chandler Christy drew them, and they were 'Polo Anyone?" M(A ttniu, Inc Peter f (/son's Washington Column — Ike's Informal Messages Seen By Experts as Campaign Tools Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By DOUGLAS LARSEN ind KENNETH O. GILMORE President Nixon wowed an audience of doctors the other day with the line: "When the President heard I was coming here to speak to you, he said, 'Dlclc, you tell these doctors that I think they are a mighty fine group of people doing a wonderful Job.' " In the past week two other top administrative spokesmen have used an almost tdentlal quote from Ike In their speeches. Insiders say this Is one of the methods that will be used to bring Ike close to the people without his barnstorming: during the campaign. A friend spotted Dan O'Brien administrative assistant to 3en Bourks Hickenlooper (R-Iowa), ai the big annual dinner of the National Rifle Association the other night. "What are you doing at an affair like this" he asked Dun. "They asked me because I'm a straight shooter," Dan replied. Sen. Kefauver's startling Minnesota victory has attracted a swarm of volunteer workers to his national headquarters here. A high percentage of them are attractive college girls who put in long hours after college stuffing envelopes, writing letters and doing research projects. A host of young attorneys are also devoting their free hours to the presidential hopes of the lanky Tennessee candidate. A visitor from Indonesia checked In with his embassy here and snid be was interested in seeing some native dancers of America. So an embassy employe took him to the Crossroads, a local night club which features strip teasers. The visitor was impressed with American culture. Takes an agile Congressman these days to ride the rough party- and-banquet circuit In town withou hurting anyone's feelings. The Greek organization Ahepa served a sit-down stenk dinner for 1,000 persons the other night. Same evening the Air Force Association staged their annual party which featured a movie premiere and reception. After their filet mignon mea most solons ducked out of the Sheraton-Park and hit the ballroom of the Wlllard where the Air Force had enough shrimp, meal balls, cnke and cocktails to cover a flight deck. Half the Senate had accepted Invitations to both affairs, but the farm bill debate and voting kept them all away except for Sen. Karl Mundt (R-S.D.). But he came in late Just to pick up his wife who was having a wonderful time Secretary of the Army Wilbur Brucker tells this one to point up the high level of intelligence of the enlisted m»n today: A captain and a major flat alone in a night club enviously eyeing a young corporal who had a gorgeous blonde with him. In an attempt to move in they sent the corporal a note saying, "One of us went to Ynle and the other to Harvard, and we'd like to join you to discuss your college." When the corporal read It he quickly replied with the following note: "I studied ornithology at Audubon University and am fully capable of handling this pigeon by myself." Beau Oeste of the Week: Sweet young' thing at a plush party was looking for a place to put out her cigarette. She didn't dare stomp it on the thick carpet. "Let me," said a handsome man reaching for the low burning butt. Then he walked the length of the room to an ash tray. The girl was rather impressed, but at a loss for words when she was introduced to the gentleman. It was Rep. William Ayres (R-Ohio). Hardest Washington official to get as a speaker is Secretary o the Air Force Don Queries. That because he insists on sending be tween 15 and 20 hours polishln his speeches. That's in addition t the time it takes his writers t produce the first draft. In sharp contrast to other off cial speakers he Insists on givin a completely different talk eac time ,he faces an audience. Some one has charged that the Republ can National Committee runs "speech of the month club" whlc distributes canned talks. Adm. Hyman Rickover, the ec centric atomic genius who super vised the building of the A-pow ered sub Nautilus, has put himsel on a rigid diet. For lunch, for ex ample, he has a cup of thin broth a hard-boiled egg and then -washe it all down with tea minus cream He's got to lose three pounds tie says, to get back to his norma w*ight of 130 pounds. 75 Vtori In Miss Mary Ann Nabers accompanied by Miss Pearl Cartwright of 3sceola spent Thursday in Jones- >oro visiting friends. S. Jledel Is able to be out. having returned Monday from a Memphis lospital where he has undergone treatment. A buffet supper and scavenger mnt were the surprises arranged for Miss Patricia Wise on her birthday Saturday. The 16 guests at the jarty were members of the T. N. T. club and the Fuse Club, They went dancing later at the Rustic !nn. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P JORDAN. M.D. WrWen for XEA Service. baautUul guys with profiles and crisp, curly hair. Wow! Then, the present-day shirt-and- sh'orts began to move in on the orthodox B. V. D.'s. Nobody is quit* sure why. • • • Some of the officers believe it was just the public being fickle, as usual. Others think It may have lad some connection with Work , Var I and the talk about., 'cooties." A "cootie." junior, was a lousy' hat infested the trendies, and; nade his home m the seams o I he soldiers' uniforms. ] In due course, the one - piece uit was definitely passed in popu- arlty. I was surprised, however, o hear that about a million of hese are still sold every year Guess who buys them. Lumber- acks, »nd north woodsmen, main-; •, the firm says. There was tin Interesting mile- tone in 1934. too. That uns the! •ear when Clark Gable took off 1 ils shirt in the movie, "It Hap- icned One Night." He was wear- ng no undershirt! Sales fell off per cent, the B. V. D. executives »y. They don't even like to think about Ik This year an important health landmark is being celebrated. It is the 50th anniversary or the first Federal Food and Drugs Act of 1906 and the meat inspection act of the same year. The value of this act to the health and safety of all of us can scarcely be exaggerated. The original legislation of 1906 can be considered a monument to the life work of Dr. Harvey W Wiley. He. In the face of obstacles which would have crushed a lesser man, persuaded Congress to adopt legislation which enormously in creased the safety of foods anc drugs distributed to the public. With the inspection and enforcement service permitted under the law, the American public now receives the best and purest foods ever available to any nation. Various changes have occurred during the past 50 years. The shift in food preparation from the family kitchen to the commercial food plants has continued. This has raised problems in connection with the preparation of commercially prepared foods. the safety of preservatives, the effect of freezing, and many other problems with which the Food and Drug Administration has had to deal. New drugs of great potency —• but possible hazards—have poured from our research laboratories H'it'ti ever increnslnq; profusion. New cosmetics for the fair sex have been developed and their safety Is Important. In the 1930's a disaster occurred with a ne\v drug which had not been adequately tested for safety before It was marketed. Tills was Iflrgely responsible for ft renewed study of the subject snd resulted In 1938 In (he Food. Drue, nnd Cosmetic Act u-hlch extended cov erngt to cosmetics, required pre- distribution clearance of safety on new drugs, prohibited addition o poisonous or harmful substances to foods, and like measures. Seme figures are illuminating The Food and Drug Administration has only 227 inspectors to maintain control over the 8.300 establish ments manufacturing, shipping, or storing drugs or devices in interstate commerce and 55.000 retail drug outlets which sell them. The latter filled 450,000,000 pre. scriptions and had total sales of more than $4,500,000,000, in 1955 The cosmetic industry has grown In volume from about $412,000.000 in 1938 to more than $1,000 000 000 in 1955. On the food phase there are nearly 100,000 establishments doing a business of more than $60.000.000,000 annually which are subject to inspection and regulation by the Food and Drug Administration. LITTLl LIZ .Nowadays if you've got whot it takes the tax collector will take it. PERHAPS ft pound of popcorn contains a.t much food energy ns n steak, as assrrted. but what kind of gravy doc* it make?—Laurel (Mlu.j Lender-Call. NEA Staff Correcpondeni HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Onstage, Off stage and Upstage: Norman Taurog wouldn't thinlc of directing a movie like ' 'The Ten Commandments." He wouldn't think of it, he says, because: away I'd start flpirlaj out a way for Mosw to take » comedy fall." Comedy &nd musicals arc Norman's dish. He's been at it since Jack Webb's "Dragnet" partner, Ben Alexander, was one of his child movie stars. Norman directed Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in five films, including their latest, "Pardners," and George Gobel just listened to his how-to-do-it advice for the "Birds and The Bees. When child stars were in vogue Norman directed most of them But without any heckling fro: movie mothers. He always put u sign, "No Mothers Allowed O This set." And enforced it. Why no modern, versions of Shir ley Temple, Jane Withers Jackie Cooper? Norman has a sim pie explanation. He uays: 'All the kid actors today ai just that — great little actors. Bi ;hcy're not warm personalities." The decline of child stars starl ed, he believes, when writers start ed giving them problems to solve "People stopped believing in stars," he says, "when Shirley Temple stopped a war in "Wee Willie Winkle.' " LINDA CHRISTIAN SATS she'; shelving those zippy quotes and uncovered girl photos for serious concentration on her career, thinlc It's about' time," she says 'for me to cover up the bod; and show off only whatever taleni may have." Phil Silvers topped Milton Berle 11 points in their last head-on TV clash. Berle too* his show to he Nellls Air Force Base near jas Vegas but even the supersonic toys couldn't help him.'Berle, you an be sure, is "berlelng." Virginia Leith's career Is look' Ing up. Way up! As Guy Madison's wife in "On the Threshold of Space, 1 'she was looking up when he soared to 100,000 feet in an Air Force balloon. Now she's looking up while boy friend Bill Holden becomes the fastest man in the air as test pilot for the Air Force's Bell -2 rocke plane in "Toward the Unknown.' Virginia knitted furiously on p blue sweater while her Guy braved space and she's chuckling, "I think 1 should be knitting on the same I sweater, yards longer, while waiting for Bill." THE FURIOUS KNITTING, after all, is better than tears or hysterics. Virginia talked to some Air Force wives while the film on location at Edwards Air Force Base. "They hated one of Hollywood's movies about jet planes," she saya, "because the wife of a pilot went to pieces every time he left the ground. "They Life" said she once sang hymns in a funeral parlor, Ralph Edwsrda tried to get a laugh with: 'I could say you made a living off the dead but I won't." The silence in tht studio Indicated his audience wt* chocked. I know I was. It wai inexcusably bad taste, Mr. Edwards. Best after-dinner speech: tr, rive me both checks." "Wali- Itve for the minute. They're always prepared for anything and terribly touchy on the subject." Virginia, who first clicked in the movie "Violent Saturday," also met Lt. Col. Pete Everest, pilot of the Bell X-2. "What a guy," she's glowing. "He reminds you of Gregory Peck — a dangerous Gregory Peck." I10LLYWOODITES are still smarting over the antimovietown blast* made by Norman Mailer in his new novel, "The Deer Park." But the other day Dorothy Dandridge dropped Into a Beverly Hills bookstore and overheard a matron ask tha sales clerk as she pointed to Mailer's book: "Tell me, is this anything- like 'Bambi'?" When a doll on "This Is Your i • MCOB'Y ON BRIDGE Top Trump It Dummy Entry Wrilte n/or NBA Serrto* By OSWALD JACOBT When today's hand was pltyed In the recent Life Master Individual Tournament, most declarers made four spades. One or two of them failed, since the hand prt- seated difficulties. In one case, for example. South won the first trick with the queen of diamonds and let the queen of spadei for a finesse. When that held, declarer foolishly led another trump to dummy's ace. South returned to his hand with the ace of diamonds to lead a NORTH VK 10! * 10 9 4 1 WEST (D) 472 + AJJS EAST *<7 »AJS «KJ««S 41073 SOUTH AQJ10.J42 Weit Pass Pass Pass Pass »AQ 491 Neither ild« vul. North Eu« Soottt Pasi 1 » 1 * 1 N.T. Pass 2 * 3 * Pass 4 * Fas* Pass Opening lead — 4 T club. West played low, and dummy won with the queen. South got back to his hand with the queen of hearts and led another club. This time West stepped up with a ace of clubs. He cashed ths ting of spades and led another leart, whereupon East took two leart tricks to defeat the contract. South went wrong at the third .rick. Instead of leading a trump .o the ace. South should, switch to clubs. West must play low, and dummy wins with the queen. Now South gets back to his hand with the ace of diamonds to lead another club. West must step up with the tc« of clubs, of course, but he can do nothing to defeat the contract. Nothing can prevent declarer from reaching dummy witn the ace of trumps, and then declarer can discard a heart on the king at clubs. The Important point Is to leave he top trump in dummy as an 'ntry to the vital second trick in ilubs. IT SEEMS ODD that the rr.ln* 'wners haven't asked for equal radio an'd TV time to answer "Six- een Tons."—Florida Times-Union. "YOU CANT marry her without jermlsslon," said Father Smith, Why not?" asked the swooning wain. "Because she is a minor." The young man looked stumped for few minutes, then asked, "You ,ean I gotta ask John L. Lewis?" —Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. Here and There ACROSS 1 Near and — 4 Beyond the 8 Cicatrix 12 Maria 13 Again 14 as a lamb 15 , white and blue 16 Insecticide ingredients 18 Eating away 20 A happy 21 Boy 22 Gaelic 24 Observed 26 War god 27 , la, la 30 Annul 32 Chest of drawers 34 Stress 35 Eye drops 36 Definite article, 37 Summon 39 Not worth a red 40 Tend 41 From to Boy Scout 42 Donkeys 45 Germ free 49 Pushed down 51 and tuck 52 Great Lake 53 Boy's nickname 54 Golf mound 55 Places 56 Very (Fr.) 57 Tint DOWN 1 Passage fee from here to there 8 State 3 Overabundance 4 Peeled 5 Soon 6 Written message from here to there 7 Female sheep 8 From to table 9 Walking stick 26 Place of 10 Prayer ending worship 11 Repose 27 Turpentine 17 Centaur 19 Move rhythmically from here to there 23 Revolt 24 Get from here trees 28 Here's — there's sunshine 29 Relative 31 Put in a container to there, cat! 33 Happen again 25 Every one 38 Inferior 40 Agriculture goddess 41 Grants 42 Fruit drinki 43 Withered 44 Expectorate 46 French head 47 stead 48 Fencing sword 50 Seaport (ab.) fins W W 10

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