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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEVtLIB (ARK.T COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MAY 14, 1958 Till BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS CO. H. W, RAINES, Publlther BARRY A. HAINE8, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Adrertlslng Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. ^ Entered u second class matter at the post- effice at BlythevlUe, Arkansas, under act of Con, October t, 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BT carrier In the city of BlythevlUe or any .uburban town where carrier service Is maln- "'flv'maU "within*» radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per rear 12 50 for six months, J1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations I have many things to say and to judge of you- but he that sent me is true; and I speak to the world those things which 1 have heard of him. — John 8:26. * * * All that I am I owe to Jesus Christ revealed to me in His divine Book. — David Livingstone. Barbs People getting in on the ground floor often find out that there's no elevator, * » * A Kentucky man ran off with his molhcr-ln- law, who lived In his home. That's one way of getting her out of the house. * * * Baseball season is on again and, to save money, if you must take a chance In a pool, go swimming. * * * This one duty that's always plain Is the other fellows's. * * * Summer resort photographers have utarted unpacking their wooden fish, so you and I can show what we catch this summer. De Gaulle's Move to Quit Offers France Ray of Hope As an active participant in French national politics, Gen. Charles de Gaulle's strongly rightist party has ceased to exist. The general's move to get out could be hopeful for the future stability of France's parliamentary system. After the June, 1051, national elections, the Gaullist Party topped the National Assembly with 121 seats. This powerful block might have been employ- td constructively, to advance the welfare and security of the French people. It was not. Under de Gaulle's orders, the Gaul- lists were a sterile, obstructive force. The pull of national loyalties, and perhaps a sense of self-preservation, was finally too much for §ome party members. In June, 1952, 36 deputies broke from the general and threw their support to the man then premier, Antoine Pinay. They never came back to the old banner. De Gaulle's control over the remain- Ing 85 deputies was weakening this Januaryswhen all but one voted to support the coalition behind Premier Rene Mayer, against the general's advice. Then, two weeks ago, de Gaulle's party suffered a notable setback in municipal elections throughout France. The decision followed: henceforth the party will put forth no candidates at elections, and its members will no longer vote as a group in parliament. The man who made this announcement is a tragic figure on the French and the world scene. In World War II, de Gaulle symbolized French honor and heroic resistance at his country's darkest time. Afterward, he was the core .around which the shattered nation formed as it tried to build a new. life for the second time in a generation. But de Gaulle the symbol was one thing, de Gaulle the politician and statesman quite another. Even during the war, Allied leaders had been repelled by his unbending nature. The French themselves found him no less rigid and unyielding. He was ill-suited to his new role, and unhappy in it. In January, 1946, he resigned as head of the French provisional government. His disgust with politics was evident. Later he formed his own party. But up to and beyond its substantial triumph at the polls in 1951, he made it reflect his own celebrated inflexibility. The Gaullists were uncooperative nationally, and wanted France elevated internation- • ally to a sort of superior, lone-wolf status which its world strength did not warrant. Now once more he is apparently sick of politics — no place for a man who would not allow his principles to be nick- td «ven slightly. His withdrawal, however, IB not quite complete. The Gaullist organization will be kept in being as a sort of super-party, "an advance guard for regrouping the people to change the regime." The mission, presumably, will be educational and persuasive. Suspended some distance above the boiling political arena, de Gaulle may safely advocate his principles in all their purity, untroubled by the necessity of converting even part of them to action in a world of imperfect men. Views of Others Buying in Europe In the last year the United States Air Force bought about $100 million of military goods In Europe, under the offshore procurement program, air spokesmen report. They compute the cash savings between 15 ftnd 20 per cent, or $15 to $20 million. First, the goods came a little cheaper In Prance, England and other Allied countries. Next, shipment across the Atlantic wasn't necessary, nor the expensive packaging that Is necessary for eea transport, ' Finally our friends In Europe are getting some dollars they surely need. So It proves to be sound and sensible to procure some of our war goods and supplies over on the other side where they are to be used in equipping and training the continental armies. The Army and Navy are also making purchases in Europe. They have not, however, made an estimate of their savings. It stands to rea- . son that they would match those of the Air Force. Since the grand total of purchases was about $685 million, tlie saving to the American taxpayer is between $100 and $125 million. The offshore procurement program Is vindicated. But there Is a final benefit. Much of the money our military organization spent in Europe will come back to America. It will be spent over here for consumer goods, autos, farm machinery and other things Europe needs, but couldn't buy without getting the necessary dollars. Everybody, Including our taxpayers, benefits from "trade, not aid." —New Orleans States. ..anguage of Teens We have just completed our annual investigation of teen-age slang and can report that things haven't changed a great deal in the past 12 months or so. While such expressions as Down boy! (Stop being silly!) — as applied by a cute chick to a high school make-out artist, (or wolf) and Take n train! (Start being useful!) appear to have been adopted here and there, the genera! confusion among adults, particularly teachers, exists to about the same degree as ever . According to American Magazine DDT (Drop dead twice) and You popped a corny (Your joke fell flat) are still In use. And along with them, nationally at least, are such additions as Upper plate( older person) FFFFTOYFF (Pall fatally flat five time* on your fat face), and The current is pushing me, this last a parting remark. We are indebted also to the Chicago Sun-Times, which finds that Bitter Banana (a sulker) is proper patois in the Windy City's preparatory institutions, along with Hairy (terrible) and That's the way the ball bounces (a philosophical translation of Life is like that). There are many more than this, of course, such as A look that needs suspenders (Which describes a fellow eyeing a girl) and You may take three giant steps — a mocking remark to a boaster. But these will suffice for the next year, we think, unless some young vocabularist from the Greater Little Rock halls of learning cares to bring us a little more up to date on our home territory. We certainly wish one would, too. Up here In the rarefied air of the Ivory Tower us upper plates tend to get a little on the square side. —Arkansas Gazette. Probe The Probers Investigation — usually with the object of discovering Communist influence in unexpected places — is close to being a national obsession these days. We need not be surprised, therefore, that the hugely opulent Ford Foundation has decided to get up an investigation of its own. It proposes to Investigate not only Communist influence but those who are investigating Communist Influence. The mnn on tlie side lines may wonder Just where all this Investigatory activity Is going to end. Before long, we predict, someone will come forward with a proposal to Investigate the Investigators of the investigators. —Baltimore Sun. SO THEY SAY I know of only one question upon which progress waits. What is the Soviet ready to doj — President Eisenhower. * * * More defense for less money Is a perfectly practical ond possible accomplishment. — Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey. v * * * We will continue to proceed with vigor to protect our republic from those who would destroy it. — Attorney General Brownell. * * * You guys haven't changed t bit. Still ordering people around. — Returned U. S. POW ribs military policeman. * * * There Is no reason to fear peace. We are not headed for » depression. — Secretary of the Treasury George Humphrey, Didn't Allow for Shrinkage Peter Edson's Washington Column — Durkin on Spot over Labor Law; GE Predicts Living Cost Decline WASHINGTON — (NEA)— Secretary of Labor Martin P. Durlttn Is still struggling to come up with an administration policy on Taft- Hartley law revision. Senate Labor Committee hearings have been concluded, but the House Committee .hearings are scheduled to go on for a couple weeks more. If Secretary Dur- Pelcr Edson n gets the ad _ ministration on record about what changes it wants, he will have to do It before the House hearings are adjourned and the committee makes its report. The first effort to have a tripartite Industry-labor-public commission draft a labor policy acceptable to all ended in a complete bust. Under the chairmanship of Cyrus S. Ching, as representative of the public, the commission held one meeting. Labor and industry representatives couldn't agree on jrocedure. So the commission was allowed to die, without ever mafc- ,ng one recommendation. Democratic members of C o n- gress have been chiding the Eisen- lower administration for failing to state exactly what Taft-Hartley amendments ittwanted. Secretary Durkin is now trying to fill this gap. Being a Democrat, however, the secretary is something of a hostage in the Eisenhower cabinet, and he is at a terrible disadvantage. In the meantime, he is holding no press conferences and seeing few reporters. "Guesses" Living-Cost Future General Electric's Employee Relations 'News Letter, circulated among its executives, has come up with a "guess" that after fractional increases in May and June, the cost-oMiving Index will start a gradual decline—month by most every month—for quite a period. The letter cautions, however, that the prediction business is a very bad business. The "educated guess" in the foregoing paragraph is offered not as a positive forecast but simply as the best estimate available fvom an examination of current trends. The letter estimates that the index high this year will be about 11 per cent above the pre-Korea figure, .or 2 per cent below the peak of last summer. Bearish Sounds In the Wind One other significant straw in the industrial winds is U. S. Steel Chairman Ben P. Fairless 1 statement to stockholders that in case a "wonderful new era of world peace, disarmament and progress" should develop. . ."America may no longer need, Immediately, all the new steelmaklng capacity that we have built in Hie past few years; and some of our facilities may be left to stand idle." In other words, big industry Is sounding bearish notes, in spite Of Secretary of Treasury George M. Humphrey's New York speech beginning, "There is no reason to fear peace. We are not headed for a depression." Test of Price Levels Steel and oil are the first two basic materials which will provide a test on whether there will be an increase in price levels, now that controls are removed. U. S. Steel Corp. has already announced increases on carbon hot- rolled bars, cold-finished bars, concrete reinforcing bars, wire and wire products,-'alloy bars and semi- finished steel. These are increases In extras for variation? from standard specifications. They do not represent a change in base prices. But if steel industry is forced to grant much df a wage increase In coming contract-renewal negotiations, this may be used as a justification for increasing base prices. Pressure for an Increase in oil prices comes from statements by producers that "It now takes two feet of drilling to find the same amount of oil that one foot of drill- Ing found In 1948." Imports of foreign-produced oil, which is cheaper, are now tending to hold down the prices of American-produced oil. That is a main reason why U. S. producers are anxious to restrict oil imports through a higher tariff. With this foreign competition removed, there would be more justification for a price rise on domestic crude oil. Expensive Speaker Independent Oregon Sen. Wayne Morse's record-breaking 22-hour speech against giving submerged- land mineral rights to the states filled some 86 pages of the Congressional Record. At $84 a page printing costs, that set the taxpayers back $7200—but it was only a beginning. The next week Morse filled another 46 pages of the Con' gressional Record with congratula' tory telegrams and letters. The printing bill for that was another $3800. Total cost, $11,000—or $500 per hour of speech. Answers Red Tape Charge In justification and hi answer to charges that there was too much red tape in processing ammunition orders, the Army Ordnance Corps has a statement on how its 11 "Action Offices" work in three headquarters at Washington, the Joliet, HI., arsenal and the Detroit district ordnance office. 'The boast is made that the three headquarters complete the procurement cycle "in an average of 113 days." This Is, however, more than fqur months, which seems like a long time. But the Ordnance Corps explains that a single program may result in hundreds of individual contracts. 24 Laws In 100 Days The U. S. Senate was in session only 62 days and the House only 54 days in the first 100 days of the Elsenhower administration. It was really 115 days for the lawmakers, however, as Congress convened on Jan. 5. Average "working day" session of the House was* only three hours. For the Senate it was five hours, including even the several night sessions on tldelands debate. The amount of work turned out by the Congress was proportionate to the amount of time put in. Only 24 laws in 100 days. Some of the laws passed In the month of April were really sensational. There was one which authorized certain temporary construction on the Capitol grounds, in connection with a privately owned building "on property adjacent thereto." It took an act of Congress to do that. G.I.'s were authorized to continue sending and bringing home gifts from overseas, duty free. District of Columbia commissioners were authorized to establish Daylight Saving Time In the capital, but only after an awful wrangle. Only really important matters settled In the month were establishment' of the new Department of Health, Education and Welfare, and extension of rent control to July 31. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service I am not at all sure that today's first question should not have been submitted to another kind of a columnist, though it does reflect what almost amounts to a mental disability. Q—My daughter, In her mid- twenties, sleeps with a doll and talks affected baby-talk. Her fiance has termed this sickening and embarrassing to him before his friends, so the engagement is broken. My family, thinks I should have broken this habit long ago. Whnt do you think about this? Worried Mother. A—A mature young woman in her mid-twenties should be nble to break any habit of this sort if she finds it annoys her young man. Neither sleeping with » doll nor excessive baby-talk are of themselves harmful, but I should imagine they might be extremely annoying. If she »ls unable to break these linblls herself, she should seek the aid of a psychiatrist, since the l-.r.blts have already harmed her and certainly cannot be expected to do her «ny food in the future. Q—Would you please say something on porphyrla? Mrs. L.L. A—This is p. comparatively rare condition which is probably, in most instances, Inborn. One of the symptoms consists of excessive sensitivity to sunlight, but-there may be nervous signs and other abnormalities. It is characterized also by the excretion In the urine of a chemical substance which can be identified and which corroborates the diagnosis. The outlook for life is generally good In the Inborn type, but not so good in the other main variety, and treatment Is not as satisfactory as we should like. Q—What Is the meaning of "mixed" hemorrhoids? I was operated on for that trouble. H.H. A—This presumably refers to hemorrhoids, or piles, which nrc both external and internal. Q—My husband, who was only 30 years old, died several months ago from glioma of the brain. Can you toll me about this? Mrs. K. A—This Is a cancf or malignant tumor of the brain. Like other cancers, the cause is uncertain, and I can only express my sympathy for your tragic loss. Q—I understand that caffeine is the active Ingredient of cotfee. Is there something similar that exists In tea? Mrs. J. A—Yes, it Is called tannin. Q—My six-year-old son had a mild case of scarlet fever about a month ago. Now he seems to be growing all new fingernails, the new ones pushing out the old. Is this unusual? A—This is not unusual following scarlet fever or some other acute infection. Sometimes the hair and sometimes the nails arc entirely replaced. This should occur, in all probability, without further difficulty. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE End Play It Device Worth While Using By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA .Service , Most people think 'of the end play ns * weapon that you use to help you make a slam or Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Your?: Hollywood's first look at the amazing giant-screen Cinerama — now showing for the first time in movletown — is opening the eyes of every star in the audience to an ego-deflating fact: Scenery and photography overshadows the actor! Stars who always have demanded screen-filling close-ups and who have worried about supporting players stealing their pictures are due for the freezer. There's no place for them in the all-seeing eye of Cinerama, the most thrilling 'isual experience in theater history. Breath-taking scenery Is the star of Cinerama and always will be even when stories are told on its giant, curved screen. Cinerama is another nail In the coffin of Hollywood's star system. Nora Plynn has retained a lawyer to start divorce proceedings against Dick: Haymes. . . .Lew Ayres, who once directed a couple some other very high contract. Howard Woolworth, famous Buffalo bridge expert, demonstrated the truth of this matter recently by executing an end play to make a low contract of three diamonds. West opened the four of clubs (many, experts now lead low from any three cards in partner's bid suit), and East won with the king of clubs. East feared an end play and tried to get his partner out of it by returning a spade at once. Dummy won the second trick with the king of spades and returned a club for declarer to ruff. Declarer drew trumps with the ace and king, entered dummy with the ten of diamonds, and ruffed dummy's 'last club In his own hand. West had discarded a spade on the third t round of trumps, BO Woolworth "cashed the ace of spades and put West in with a third round of spades. West could NORTH AK96 ¥7642 • 1084 #962 14 WEST 4Q10753 VAQ8 • J6 A 1074 EAST (D) V J95 « 32 * AKJ853 A AJ4 VK 103 » AKQ975 East Pass 2 + Both sides vul. South Welt North Pass Pass 2* Pass Pass 1 » 2 » Pass Pass Pass 3» Opening lead—4» 4 cash the ten of spades, but Woolworth merely discorded a low heart and waited for'West to lead the hearts and thus give him a trick with the king of hearts. It would have done West no good to discard a heart instead of a spade on the third round of trumps'. If West had done so, declarer would have led hearts before cashing the ace of spades. West r ould be able to take two heart tricks but would then have to lead spades up to the ace-jack. Incidentally, you may wonder why declarer didn't lead a heart from the dummy towards his king in the hope of finding the ace in the East hand. That's an easy one to answer. The first trick indicated that East held a long club suit headed by the ace and king. Since East had passed originally he couldn't have the ace of hearts as well. Woolworth knew he had to execute an end play to make a trick with his king of hearts. of movies, Is about to follow Dick Powell and John Ireland into the swim behind the camera. His first .stint likely will 'be one of the '"Cavalcade ot America" telefilms. Gregory Ratoff, the director turned night-club comic at the El Rancho Hotel in Las Vegas, is telling audiences about his hit Broadway play and contracts to direct films at Fox and for NBC-TV. Then he says: "So you're probably wondering why I'm here., Well, I'll tell you —I need MONEY." P. S. Gregory should stick to directing. SAY IT ISN'T SO THE rumor that Zsa Zsa and Eva Gabor would like to slit their young throats and may even .haul them into court for the nitery satire they do on the Hungarian-born beauties is denied by Jane and Betty Kean. The Kean lassies, a big click at Giro's with their barbed impressions of Hollywood stars, admit that they're a little rough on the Gabors, with, their references to diamonds, alimony and ex-husbands, but say:: "All of the Gabors agree It's good publicity for them. The Gabor mother, Jolie, even said she's sorry she can't take us to Europe and' do for us what she did for her own girls." Richard Conte is oiling up his space gun. Paramount wants him for the star role in "Conquest of Space.". . .Eleanor Powell turned down $30,000 for a nightclub tour of South America two months ago. Now she's going there for nothing to be with hubby Glenn Ford when he makes "The Americano" In June. Hey, Marilyn: Dick Erdman plays a scene In "Mission Over Korea" clad in nuthin but a-G.I. towel. "I'm open to any and all offers from calendar companies," he's quipping. Herbert Evers, who played th» movie star who wooed Connie Bennett in her Broadway play, "I Found April," has found a bride— Shirley Ballard. They'll wed this summer. She's a former Fox starlet. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mrs. Elton Kirby was hostess to the Mid Week club and three guests, Mrs. C. R. Babcock, Mrs. J. W. Adams Jr., and Mrs. J. E. Beasley, at her home yesterday. M(s. C. S. Stevens entertained eight guests yesterday at an informal luncheon honoring her daughter, Mrs. Eugene Still of Plymouth, N, C., who has been her houseguest for four weeks. The signature of Blytheville'a mayor, Marion Williams, was added to the scroll being taken over Arkansas before it is returned to th« New York's Worlds Pair headquarters, yhen L. G. Moonan visited in Blytheville yesterflay afternoon. The first postcards from Miss Sarah Trotter, on her way to jj the Coronation, created a. stir| —they were so original. None' of them said wish you were here. Vehicular Venture Answer to Preview Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 Public vehicle 5 City carrier 8 Chaise 12 The dill 13 Viper 14 Story 15 Low sand hill 16 Observe 17 Biblical name 18 Weapons 20 Puffs up 22 Instrumental composition 24 ho 28 Early English (ab.) 29 coup* 33 Notion 34 Automobile 35 Go by aircraft 36 Lease 37 Art (Latin) . 38 Flag-maker Betsy 3D Graf ted (her;) 40 Of the thing 41 Heating devices 42 Snake 44 Zodiacal twins 48 Four-wheeled vehicles 53 Palm leaves 54 Born 56 Mountain (comb, form) 57 Dismounted SSHiver in .; Switzerland 59 Matgrass 60 Cudgels - (slangK 61 Lieutenants (ab.) 62 Son of Scth VERTICAL 1 Small i, , children * 2 Afresh 3 Stranger (comb, form) 4 Passage in the brain 5 Singing voice 6 Employ 7 Racers 8 Greek portico 9 Male of the ,.. red deer 27 Tardy 10 On the vehicle used for hauling 30 Spanish kingdom 31 Bear 32 Stud 34 Song bird - „ 41 Age 25 Arabian gulf 42 Article 26 Church fast season sheltered side 11 Longings (slang) IS Arid 21 Behold! 23 Approached 24 Automobile _. ., 44 Vehicles are 29 Two-wheeled drawn by a in some lands 45 Girl's name 46 Principal 47 Devotees 49 Departed 50 Algerian • seaport * 51 Roman ruler 43 Wide-mouthed 52 Turfs pitchers 55 Dine 21 O » fl

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