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PAGB BIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7, 19S5 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS m OOCMHI tncwt oo. H. W. HAIKU, PublUhw A. HAINH, Hltor. AwUUnt Publish* PAUL O. HUMAN. AdYfrtUini Manager M* Nation*! Adwrttoini ReprestnUtlres: WtllM Wltm*r Co., Ntw York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. UampMi. M Mcond claw matter at the postdate* M BlytbeTJU*, Arktnua. under ict of Con. oetobM-1. »ir Mmnbcr of Th* Auodated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •7 curler in the city of Bljhevllle or any Mburbaa town where carrier service ii maintained, Ke per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J«.50 per jwr, W.50 for six months, 12.00 for three monthti; by mall outside SO mile zone. $12-50 per year payable In adTance. MEDITATIONS So all the men of Israel .were fathered against the dtr, knit tofether aa one man.—Judfea 20:11. * * * By uniting we stand, by dividing we fall. —John Dickinson. BARBS Thieve* Stofc two new NaTaJo blankets from folk! touinf In New Mexico. We'll bet the victims an on the warpath. ¥ ¥ ¥ Iff a fortunate family whose only family Jars are the ones loaded with home-canned fruits. ¥ ¥ ¥ Money doean't mean everything, but we'v* awver aeea anything that didn't mean money. * * * A Michigan man complained to police when i woman robbed him. If he'« married that should be old »tuff. ' ¥ ¥ ¥ It seenu that it's all right for couplet to be allly if it's because they're In love. Good News for a Change In recent months we have become accustomed to gloomy reports from the Middle East, from Egypt to Afghanistan. What^a satisfaction then to learn there IB now something to be cheerful about in that region. Britian, Turkey, Iraq, Iran and Pakistan, the five nations of the so-called Baghdad pact, have made a start toward ietting up a new military political and economic organization to be called the Middle East Treaty Organization (ME TO). In the most practical terms, this means these countries have agreed to fix a new defense line against Communist Russia—the Zagros mountain range stretching across eastern Iraq and western Iran. Thus the strategic perimeter manned by free nations against the spread of Red tyranny has once more been extended. The Western arm of the defense are Is, of course, governed by long-established NATO. On the other side of the world, there is SEATO. though this Asian counterpart is not of the same caliber. No solid military organization defending a clearly marked line is in being. Nevertheless, the new METO setup can be regarded as a link in this vital arc which now comes close to encompassing the Communist world, China included, on three sides. The only significant gaps are Afghanistan, India, Burma and Indonesia. Winning the latter three to the Western side seems at this stage an almost impossible task. Afghanistan it something else. But there Russia rather than the west is taking a strong initiative. Yet this is not the moment to bemoan tin's situation. We ought instead to savor the good news from Baghad. One of the best aspects of the recent successful meeting is that economic de- .velopment is included among the goals. This region is notoriously proverty-rid- den and therefore ripe for the phony blandishments of the Communists on . the subject of human betterment. Making the organization broad enough to embrace economic improvement gives it a healthy, constructive orientation. A common complaint of India and others is that most collaborative effort by the free nations is dominated by sterile military objectives. Certainly this is not so in the case of METO. The establishment of METO can rightly be hailed as at least a partial antidote for the steady diet of bad news that has been flowing in from the Middle East for so long. And it it fresh notice to the Soviet Union that the West has not r«»lly been lulled to sleep by the era of Kremlin smiles. Hazardous 20 Per Cent The safety experts are in the habit of dirtctinf their remarks to all motor- iiti in their campaign* to reduce high- way fatalities. This is certainly advisable since everyone needs to be prodded to stay on the alert when he gets behind the wheel. But evidence sugests that a general appeal isn't enough. About 80 per cent of our traffic accidents are caused by only 20 per cent of the drivers, according to the family economics bureau of Northwestern National Life Insurance Company. This 20 per cent more often than not shows a record of both repeated law violations and repeated accidents. Safety experts rate these people "accident prone" and doubt that fatality and injury totals will drop materialy so long as they operate cars in their accustomed fashion. Every car improvement designed for saftey—better brakes, tires, power for acceleration in passing—is taken by the 20 per cent as invitation to new risks. As each new device widens the margin of safety, these drivers promptly close it again by pressing their luck at higher levels. It's time the dangerous 20 per cent of drivers who cause four-fifths of the accidents got the special attention they deserve. VIEWS OF OTHERS Not Free Without Right The need for Right to Work laws now in effect in 18 states, including Tennessee, wu emphasized in a speech before the Klvanis Club in Washington by Thurman ssensing, executive vice-pre- •ident of the Southern State* Industrial Council and one of the outstanding thinkers on economic and sociological questions in the South. Mr. Sensing made it very clear in his address that the union shop, permitted by the Taft-Hartley Law if it is favored bya majority of the worker* involved is little if any better than the old closed shop. In fact, Mr. Sensing said the difference between the two "la one of form only—they mr« the same in substance and effect." The closed shop required a person to be a member of a union to get a Job. The union shop require* him to join the union if he wants to keep his job. In both cases union membership is required aft a qualification for the exercise of a citizen's fundamental right to work and earn a living for himself and his family. And the man who is compelled to join any organization to be permitted to work la not a free man. Declaring the American people cannot allow the labor unions to destroy the state Right to Work laws "and remain a free people," Mr. Sens- Ing said in his talk in Washington; "Whether or not we have compulsory unionism In this country will be one of the deciding factor* in whether or not we remain a free nation." Compulsory unionism is so violent a violation of the rights of free men that it should not be. tolerated anywhere in a nation that calls itself free. But compulsory unionism is permitted In 30 of the 46 states and banned in the 18 having Right to Work laws. The right to work by all mean* shoxild be protected in those 18 states having such laws, and Right to Work law should be adopted by more states instead of being repealed by states which already have them. — Chattanooga News-Free Press. Of Men and Money It Is generally conceded that the American woman spends moat of the nation's personal Income. Statistical proof Is perhaps unnecessary, but advertisers figure that women make the decisions on how more than 80 per cent of the national paycheck ii to be spent. Now a survey of the United States Savings and Loan League reveals that American wive* also do the saving. They make more than half of all savings decisions and 60 per cent of the decisions on savings and loan accounts. The American husband apparently cannot be trusted to spend money o rto save it. More snd more wives are not even dependlnging upon him to earn it. But there are compensations. His wife and children can't love him for his money, because he never sees the Stuff.—Florida Times- Union. SO THEY SAY Whether they are dressed as angels or not, they are real devils in disguise—murderers.—Actor Bela Lugosi on drug pushers, who try to enlist aid of young people. * ¥ * It is * good thing for Stevenson to run and to announce his candidacy early—Sen, tttet Kt- fauver (D., Tenn.), himself a favorite to run for Dems' choice In '50. ¥ * ¥ I don't care who's president of the United Stater That (treaty-making power) is too much power in the hands of one man.—Sen. John W. Brlcker (R., O.). ¥ ¥ ¥ I wish to thank all those who voted for me In the recent election. My wife wishes to thank all tho«e who voted against me.—Thomas Rellly, defeated candidate in Warsaw, N.Y. ¥ ¥ ¥ We cannot close our tyea to the fact that the Spirit of Geneva glvea Indlgeitlon to certain people,—Nlklta Khrushchtv, Communist party boaa telli Indian Parliament. "But If Pop Doesn't Get a Raise—You Can Skip It" Peter Edson't Washington Column — Ike, Mamie's Best Christmas Gift May Be a New Grandchild By DOUGLAS LARSEN And RENNET HO. GILMORE NEA Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Latest word from the doctors is that the most exciting Christmas present Ike and Mamie expect could arrive Dec. 25. It'll be their fourth jrandchild. In case you hadn't leard, Barbara, wife of Ike's son John is expecting. Ike, by the way, gets more and more pleasure from his seven- year-old grandson, David. He tells friends that David is a real "grown-up" companion to him. The girl grandchildren are described as "more impish" while David is called "quite serious." If Chief Justice Earl Warren over runs for President, it's a cinch he won't be supported by Lea Amis d'Escoffier. They're a select group here who make a major project out of eating fancy food. Othe/ night they tackled a six-course feast prepared by the chef at the Sheraton- Carlton. Number one rule is that the banquet starts at 7:30 p.m. sharp. That's so each course can be served right on time. Warren was honorary guest, and to everyone's horror he didn't arrive until eight. Shuddering at the prospect of overdone turtle soup and stale wine, thf. epicureans rushed the Chief Justice to his place. But even "La Moussellne de Fois Gras au Porto en gelee avec une bonne Salade a la Francaise," tasted great. That's Imported goose liver in puree, perfumed with port Wine served In jelly. If sharing a husband with another wife is a domestic strain, you'd never know it talking to Alya, charming associate wife of Mohammed All, the new Ambassador from Pakistan. Nobody at a recent party for the pair asked how the other wife was doing, but Alya, the one on deck at the time, appeared to be in top spirits. She told about the sight-seeing visit of 50 seniors from the exclusive .William Perm, Charter School in Philadelphia to the embassy the other day. The receptionist stands behind a high counter, and the first lad to walk in put a dollar down and asked the blushing Pakistan girl there for a gin and tonic. Also at the party for the new Pakistan Ambassador was Mr; Karim, wife of the assistant military attache, who drew ohs and ahs from all the dames .on her exotic gold and white sari. She had it draped around her in typical mid-east fashion. When asked about it Mrs. Karim replied pertly: I bought it at Hecht's basement for four dollars a yard. I pin it to my slip and just vrrap it around." the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NEA Serrto* A rather common and extremely troublesome condition known 'Jeep disease,' or more properly, pilonidal sinus or cyst is the subject of today's first inquiry. Q — I have had trouble with Jeep disease for several years and cannot seem to get over it. Would you discuss it please?—J.R. A — The name "Jeep disease" was flcnu'r^d because so muny men during World War II developed ft slow-healing infection at the base of the spine which appeared to have been caused by the hard riding bouncing of the jeep. This painful disorder occurs in others besides "jeep riders" and there is some controversy as to whether it Is really a congenital or inborn defect made worse by injury or whether some cause is at fault. For example, a new theory is that the trouble is not congenital but the result of hairs breaking off on the surface and being driven in toward the base of the spine either by jeep riding or some other forms of Injury. Whatever the cause a pilonidnl sinus or cyst is slow healing and likely to come back whenever further Irritation occurs Rather extensive surgery has been th« treatment of choice over the years and It Is now claimed that excellent result* can be obtained If the txtra hair fn the area is temporarily removed by x-ray treatment and followed by operation. H x-r»ys are used, they must be employed with great caution. Q — Please say something about the akin disease scleroderma. — J.N A — When fully developed, this skin disease Is shown by hardening and a wrinkled appearance of Ihc skin. Actual! It is believed that n many cases this Is not n disease of the skin alone and other sym- toms are commonly found. Its cause remains elusive and a thor* oughly satisfactory treatment has yet to b< found. Many methods are used In treatment although no one of them has been found to be ont- ^tandlni. Probably our understand- nt of scleroderma will b* Increased by the knowledge that It Is not simply a skin disease but a more generalized process. Q _ My husband has been made irritable and miserable by what he says is a clicking sound in his right ear. This has one on for months and Is worse at night. Have you any suggestions? — Mrs. L.B. A — In a recent discussion of this subject three possible sources for clicking in the ear were men tloned. There may be an abnorma amount of sticky mucous in the tube running between the ear and nose. A rhythmic spasm of the muscles in the area may be responsible. Finally clicking sounds in the ear have been observed after dilation of the tube running from the nose to the ear. In short, in a problem such as that described, there is no simple solution but an ear specialist should be consulted. Q — I live in a friend's home. She has not had a window open for months. She has a gas furnace and keeps the temperature around 80 degrees. She is always cold and I almost burn up. Do you think this would be bad 'or me?—L.W. A — Unfortunately, this is a situation unlike that described for Jack Sprat and his wife in the well-known nursery rhyme where two people had opposite tastes but it worked out all right. In a case of this sort, however, there seem to be only two possible solutions: to move into another house, or to keep parts of the house where you live comfortable for you, and part comfortable for your friend. Q — Will you please tell me if adhesions show up In x-rays? — Mrs. D.B. A — Adhesions are made up of soft tissues which do not slop the x-rays, and therefore, they will not show In an x-ray film. Hecht's la a local department store. Having trouble getting rid of your guests? Well, you're In the same boat with party givers at the Russian embassy.' Except they aren't so subtle about saying it's time to leave. Other evening at a reception they cleared the house in no time flat after drinking went on three hours past the Invitation deadline. Simple. An official located the embassy switch box and dimmed the lights. Before being dimmed out, however, we got the latest bulletin on Russian culture. Composer Dmitri Shostakovich irequently keeps the neighbors in his Moscow apartment awake with his piano playing. Being a good composer doesn't make him a good pianist, apparently. And blond Mrs. Shostakovich is better known in Russia than her husband. She's a geologist and fre. quently away on field trips. When she goes Dmitri gripes to neighbors about having to take care of the two teen-age children. At a breakfast meeting for women Democrats in Chicago recently, lady orators were subjected to a female gag. They had to give "soft- boiled egg speeches.' 1 Three minutes each, and timed with an egg timer. They're leaving the hard- boiled speechs to the men. AS HOLLYWOOD beauties stage private life battle over western film heroes, It's a smart hombre lhat sticks to kissing his horse. -. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Diamonds Sparkle In This Play By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service " South considered an opening bid of two diamonds in today's hand but decided against it since both of his suits were minors. He didn't want to push the bidding to the 11-trick level unless his partner could respond without being forced. When North was able to muster up a free response, South changed his attitude toward the hand. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKIN JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Hollywood on TV: "The Life of Riley' may be the first TV show to make 52 telefilms a year, eliminating three months of summer repeats Admitting high-level talks about the idea, star Bill Bendix says: "And it's fine with me. I'm still getting checks from the first show. There are 143 Rileys on film and 39 more due before next summer. Leading the life of Riley with the NBC-TV comedy series, and still playing movie dramatic roles (Battle Stations) .Bill debunks TV alley talk that domestic comedy is on the way out. He says:> "If you stick with a successful format and come up with new and different things every week you're okay. Bui you have to move around. You can't stay In the living room." MGM is discovering its home- screen show. The MGM Parade, has to do more than just ballyhoo MGM movies. Latest ARB rating gives the show only 13.8 compared to Disneyland's 36.5, which it follows. The other major .studio TV stanzas are doing much better, Warner Bros. Presents has a rating of 2J.1 and the 20th Century-Fox hour is 26.3. Humphrey Bogart sounding off about life TV on the set of "The Harder They Fall": . "It's Hke a wife's charge account. You can't control it." Steve Allen's move to Hollywood for "Tonight" has been delayed until March. But the show's definitely joining the march westward . The reasoning of an NBC :he queen would be unnecessary if East had only two diamonds headed by the king. To lead the queen Would be fatal if East had the singleton king, since then Wes would make a trump trick. If the low diamond is led, a singleton king in the East hand can be won with the ace, after Which the jack 1 queen will draw the rest of the trumps without loss. All of this was quite academic of course, since East actually hat a natural trump trick. South sue ctssfully finessed the Jack of diamonds at the second trick and then hopefully led the ace of diamonds. West discarded a heart nd it was clear that East was jound to Win a trick later on with his king of diamonds. Now South had to avoid the loss •f & spade trick. The best chance was to catch East with a double- in spade. With this object in mind, declarer cashed the ace and king oi spades and then began to run his good clubs. East discarded a hearl on the fourth round of clubs, bul South then led a third trump, forc- ng East to win with his king. At this point, East had nothing lefi but hearts. When he led heart, South discarded the seven of spades from his hand while trumping in the dummy. This force ruff and discard play gave declarer his slam contract. Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Diamond Pass 1 Heart Pass 7 You, South, hold: *4 VA53 »AKQ63Z +K 1 7 What do you do? A—Bid three diamonds. This Jump In your own suit Is highly Invitational but not forcing. If North rebids hearts, you will raise; If he bids ganu£ In no- trump, you will pus. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: *A53 V4 4AK1062 +A J 7 < What do you do? executive about Perry Como's click with the ladies: "He's a. short John Wayne." . . . All the blood-and- thunder and cloak-and-dagger stuff in the radio version of "A Man Called X" is being eliminated from the TV version. The scripts concentrate on straight intelligence sleuthing for Barry Sullivan as Mr. X. . . Crosby and Rinker are together again. Chuck .Rinker, brother of the Al Rinker who sang with Blng as one of the Rhythm Boys, Is the musical arranger for Bob Crosby's CBS-TV shows . . Guest appearance of veteran actress Prances Starr on Danny Thomas' "Make Room for Dnddy" was a nostalgic note for old-timers. She was one of Broadway's "great ladies" during the Roaring 20's. When Mamie Van Doren's illness cost her an appearance on the Variety Hour, hubby Ray Anthony wanted to bow oft' the show, too. But Mamie insisted on his appearing, saying: "I can't be there but you can TALK about ME." Which he did. Red Skelton goes dramatic on his Christmas show with O. Henry's "The Cop and the Anthem." The .script girl and trouble shooter for Lux Video Theater is Miss America of 1946—Jo Carroll Dennison. She gave up screen emoting after divorcing Phil Silvers and says: "There's nothing like the feeling of permanency of a steady job." Bob Hope Is claiming a whols new set of titles for U.S. video shows in England. "I Love Lucy," he says, is called "Daphne, You're a Brick." Some others: "Dragnet" — "Don't Bother to Rise. Rodney, I've Shot You." "Medic" — "You May Bleed If You Like." "Strike It Rich" — "May I Help You Open Your CARE Package?" LITTLE LIZ The reason some drivers don't signal is because there obviously Is no signal for what They wont to do. „„„. 75 Years Ago In BlythtYille Mr. and Mrs. Russell Farr, Mr. and Mrs. Marcus Evrard, and Mr. and Mrs. Rosco Crafton entertained members of Club 28 and guests at the Woman's Club at their monthly dancing party. Mrs. Charles Langston and Mrs. William Young were high scorers when Mrs. James Terry entertained members of the ADC bridga club at her home. Mrs. Earl Kpontz of Pulton, Mo., will arrive today for an extended visit with relatives. Added Classification AUSTIN. Tex. W — Classified ad in the Furnished Apartment column of local newspaper: Available Sept. 1. One woman. Has everything S45. 710 West 24 lc2. Phone 8-5987. WEST A <5 10 « 3 NORTH 1 48542 ¥A • Q76J + J532 EAST AJ9 V109653 • K 109 4964 VKQJ874 • 8 4108 SOUTH (D) *AK7 « AJ432 + AKQ7 Neither side vul. South West North East 1 » IV 2 * Pass 6» Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V K There would probably be a reasonable play for slam if North had practically nothing but strong diamond support. West opened the king of hearts, and dummy naturally won the first trick with the «ce. Declarer quite properly led a low trump f.om dummy at the second trick i.nd successfully finessed the jack. incidentally, It's worth noticing that It would have been a mistake o lead the queen of dlamondt from the dummy for the finesse. 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