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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 3, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 3, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« OOURHR NEWS OO. H W. RAINES, Publlshtr HARRY A. HAINI8, Assistant Publisher PAUL O HUMAN, Advertlltnj Manager Soli National Advertlslnt Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphii. Intend w iecond class matter at the post- bMlet »t Blythevllle, Arkuuta, under act of Con- • fitu, October », WIT. . ^^^^ Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. SOc per week. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, 16.50 per year, W-50 for six months, $2.00 tor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 11560 per year payable in advance. The newspaper !» not responsible tor money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS Rebellion to tyrants is obedience to God.— * * * Wherefore hliesl thtra thy face, and boldest me lor thine enemy?—Job 13:24. # "# # A timid person It frightened before a danger, a coward during the time, ana a courageuos person afterwards.—Jean Paul RIchter. BARBS Preparing a meal these days is as simple as this: open the freezer and turn on the stove. * * * Teen-afen slashed leather seats In a movie boUK In an Idaho town. Were they looking for popcorn or rum? # # * A professor says the brain has attained only a quarter of Its growth. We should at least use what we have. ¥ # * The world beats a path to the door of the rural police chiefs who have tet up the best apeed traps. * * * A California thief stole nothinr but cheese from a delicatessen. Ifee police are on the scent. The Truth Comes Out We are accustomed to thinking of the Soviet Union as far outdistancing us in population. But recent Russian disclosures indicate that our disadvantage in numbers may be far less than we have imagined. Up until now most reliable estimates have put Soviet population at from 220 million to 225 million. Fresh evidence makes it look as if the true figure were closer to 200 million. If the latter total is aproximately correct, there may b« far-reaching reappraisals of Soviet potentialities both at home and abroad. The big question, of course, is; How can any nation suddenly ''lose" 20 to 25 million people? The answers is that Russia's losses during and after World War II have been concealed and misjudged. Most students of the Soviet Union have figured these losses at around 20 .million—the result of military fatalities, war-ascribed civilian deaths ,and sharply reduced birth totals. It now appears the actual drop was closer to a staggering 40 million. Some of this loss the Russians themselves may not have accurately catalogued. But there is good reason to believe, too, that they deliberately withheld important information. They did not want to acknowledge the enormity of their wartime losses. They wished to capitalize propaganda- wise on the widely circulated notion that they were a nation of mamnioth manpower. Now either the Kremlin is preparing to dispel this fantasy, or it has made an unintentional slip. At the recent Communist party congress, a top official related current steel production to population by stating that output had increased 138 per cent on a per-person basis from 1940 to 1955. Since Russia took an official census in 1939 and the 1940 total is easy to calculate, population specialists can translate the "per person" figure into a current estimate of Soviet numbers. That's how the downward-revised total of about 200 million was obtained. Such a figure would give Russia an edge of around 36 million, or 22 per cent, over the United States with its 164 million people. Quite a difference from the 56 million, or 35 per cent, which would be the advantage of Soviet population was 220 million. The lower figure means that Russian margin in potential military manpower is markedly less than heretofore believed. It means also that the Soviet labor force is'not substantially larger than America'* when Account is taken of our higher productivity through use of machines and power. Should later information confirm the accuracy of these revised estimates, they will stand among the most significant disclosures of 1956. or they alter measurably the calculations of present balance between Communist tyranny and the free world. VIEWS OF OTHERS Housekeeping Miracles Those forecasts of miracle aldi to housekeep, Ing enunciated by a home economist In New Orleans deserve a closer look. Tomorrow's housekeeper can throw away dust mop, washing, coolt stove, refrigerator, screen* and light fixtures, according to Mrs. Ann McGowan who spoke at the convention of the Louisiana Home Demonstration Agents' Association. In her prediction, clothes will be washed supersonically without water, soap or scrubbing; foods will be preserved by a shot of raya; dust and Insects will be ruled out by an invisible air curtain; light will come, not from bulbs and lamps, but supersonic light fusion, and food will be prepared speedily by electronic surface cooking. Of course washing without soap and water Is nothing new. Junior mastered that long ago. But the passing of the dust mop and all the rest will be lamented. The neighborhood telegraph system never carried such a traffic of gossip as when Mamma leaned out the window with the dust mop and greeted a sister of the skillet. And the idea of a lukewarm glass of milk and apple pie—sterile though they might be on a ray- protected shelf—doesn't carry the appeal that a cold slab of pie and a chilled glass of milk does as a bedtime snack. What happens to ice cream, incidentally,, in the carefree, no-refrigerator days, we shudder to think. Gone, too, under the new deal will be the special skills of intercepting mosquitoes on the wing and bulb-snatching, and the enjoyable hours of teasing aromas from Thanksgiving dinners long In preparation. We're inclined toward maintaining the status quo, ourselves. But Mamma ha* the last word. —New Orleans States. Hiking Collegian Without the boundless (shenanigans or our collegians, life In these United States would «urely lose some of ite flavor. Back in the '20s we had the flagpole sitters who took their perches in campus marathons. Then we had the goldfish swallowers among the raccoon coated. More recent years have seen "pknty raids" and food-drink consumption contests. Latest Is the pending walkathon by a. Mississippi State College student. Victim of a "put up or shut up" bet, Jim Cone must hike Lhe 60 miles round trip to Choctaw Lake in 24 hours or lose face and $25. Sophomore Cone, of Fernandina Beach, Fla., says he'll take his trip during vacation. Certainly his classmates won't be the only ones interested In the unusual gamble. Uncle Sam's Infantry might take a keen liking to a young man so well endowed with walking talent.—Jackson (Miss.) State Times. "oncer Scare A noted "chest surgeon has come up with what he terms more than adequate proof that smoking causes lung cancer. This doctor, by the way, made the first extensive study of the possible relationship between Lhe weed and cancer of the lungs. He announced the ears of rabbits painted with tobacco tars soon had "very malignant cancers." The statement, of course, will cut through smoke- filled rooms like a gust of fresh air. We read this latest item shortly before going home the other evening, and as we drove we pondered all of the many years of words about how each cigarette shortened your life by eleven minutes, and how lung cancer was th« end result. Finally, in a burst of great will power, we tossed two new packs of our favorite brand out the car window. We almost died for a smoke while looking for them the next morning and breathed a sigh of relief when they were discovered safe and sound near the curbing.—Carlsbad tN.M.) Current-Argus. SO THEY SAY If a political party does not have Its founda* but merely a conspiracy ... to seize power. — National Conference. * * * I don't know whether I could Ret into this family if I weren't (a Democrat). — E. C. Daniel, Jr., who will marry Margaret Truman. * * # It seems to me everybody is concerned about the vice presidency except (Vice President) Dick Nixon. — Leonard Hall, GOP national chairman. * # * It would have been nice to think that my face or my smile or my manners or my ball gown or the way I danced had drawn them to my side, but I hnve never been able to fool myself , . . they wanted to tell somebody the next morning thai they had danced with the president's daughter, — Margaret Truman, writing about Washington dances, says men used to cut in before she could take two steps with her original partner. * * * If the trend continues it could be Interpreted as a mandate to the (San Francisco) convention to renominale Nixon. — New Hampshire's Gov. Lane Dwinell un the vice president's write-in victory In New Hampshire primary. # * * What will happen to my car? A guy's got to have A place to sleep. — John Cawly arrested in Chicago nil * charge of begging. 'What's It This Week-a Zig or a Zqg?" Peter Edson's Washington Column — Salons' Problem: How to Spend Big Money and Yet Remain Honest By PETER EDSUN NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Reform of U.S. election laws to eliminate undue influence by lobbyists disguised as campaign contributors presents Congress with a double riddle. And the two parts are contradictory. The first Is how to permit candidates for federal office to,spend more money on their campaigns. The second Is how to limit fat cats who have always made big political contributions so that they 'won't give so much. At the same time, there's a frantic search on for incentives to make more average citizens give more srrtall contributions to 'make up the money needed to finance costlier campaigns. At first glance, this does not seem to make sense. But the paradox ts based on two political realities, i On the first point, campaigning! today costs more. On the second j point, big contributions are regnrd-j ed as exerting too much Influence! on legislation. That's what's suspected of having happened In getting Congress to pass the natural gas bill. President Elsenhower had to veto It for this reason. This opened up the whole field of campaign financing to Investigation by the McClellnn- Brldges lobbying committee. Existing law puts a threc-mll- llon-dollar limit on the amount spent by any one political organ^ Ization backing a presidential can dldate. The limits on a Senate candidate's spending are from $10,000 to $25,000, at the rate of three cents for each voter in the last election. For House of Representatives candidates the limits are $2,500 to $5,000. These ceilings apply to November elections only. They do not apply to primary elections, on .which there are no limits. But all limits are more or less openly evaded. Duplicate political committees are formed. Contributors make multiple donations through "dummies," who are privately repaid. So thn Johnson-Knowland bill— which now has 80-odd sponsors and would pass in a minute if put to a vote — proposes a celling on campaign expenses of 20 cents for each voter in the last election, with a maximum of $75,000 In Senate races and $15,000 In House of Representatives races. An earlier bill introduced by Sen. Thomas C. Hennings, Jr., (D-Mo> would put the ceiling at 10 cents a vote, with a Senate maximum of $50.000 and House maximum of $12,500. Both the Hennings and Johnson- Knowlnnd bills would limit national committee campaign expenses to 'JO cents for each vote in previous presidential elections. This would mean a 12-milllon-dollar maximum for each party in 1856 As for campaign* contributions, the Johnson-Knowland bill originally retained the present limit of $5,000 from any giver to any one political fund. But donors could give as many five-grand contributions to as many funds as they chose. This will be changed to put a $10,000 ceiling on the total amount any one contributor could give and force him to report all his contributions on a consolidated statement. The Hennings bill puts this limit at $10,000 a year. This provision Is not liked by Individuals who have been big, multiple-gift contributors in the past, by the Johnny-come-lately union labor political action funds nor the candidates who have to finance their campaigns. It ma> therefore be presumed to be * dead duck, though It would makt politics more respectable. The Hennfngs bill proposes tha the first $100 of any political con tributions be made deduclble for Income tax purposes. The John son-Knowland bill follows this pat tern, but may be changed to allosv a $10 tax credit on all polltica' donations. Both proposals are conslderec good first steps toward encourag ing more small contributions to political campaign funds. But they by no means offer a complete an swer on how to clean up polltica funds and end lobbying through campaign contributions. the Doctor Says By EDWIN V JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Milk Is a highly desirable food, best, but if she cannot get on* it|DIOOer Need* ...... — , ,._"!..- j_ — „!!,«,* fair ob with Its nutritional value Is excellent since it contains proteins, minerals, fats, vitamins and other substances which are needed by the , j s possible to do a fair Job with | a double boiler. The milk should be brought to a temperature of human body. | degrees and kept there for several Milk shouid be properly collected minutes. It is safer to overdo it and treated by pasteurization since j than to underdo the heating. This if contaminated by germs it can, method Is, however, likely to alter be the source of such diseases as] the taste more than either com- •• " • mevcial pasteurization or a home electrical machine. Good safe milk is one of our best foods, .not only for .children but far gowmips as well. Milk can be consumed in many forms — which has been obtained from chocolate milk or milk shakes, for special,, selected dairy herds and J— - c,n^put on eerea^ cooked foods . Today, thanks to the improvement in the health of the cows, better and cleaner collection methods refrigeration, and pasteura-i tion. the benefits of milk are more undulant fever, septic sore throat or tuberculosis. I have been asked to explain what is meant by certified nnd pasteurized milk. Ordinarily certified milk which has been obtained collected and distributed under conditions of rigid care. Pasteurized milk has been heated to just below the boiling point foi a while to kill the might attack humai that from germs beini Wrllis nfor NEA Service By OSWALD JACOB* If you were unlucky enough U> be declarer in today's hand at three no-trump, you'd need a pocketful of horseshoes and a large portion of courage. The actual declarer won the first trick with the ace of hearts and made the false safety play of cashing the ace of clubs. Nothing important fell on this trick, so South had to take a spade" finesse, as expected. The ten of spades held, and South led another spade, finessing dummy's jack. This won, but East's discard proved that the spades process does not affect significant- sion. me UCIUMH^ m nm* me UIUK- ly the overall value of milk in the! widely shared and milk is safer] i than ever before. Some certified milk is also pasteurized. The fact that milk is, labeled pasteurized but not rer-| IN THT LONG RUN It's much labeled pasteurized but not rer-| caslw to le!1 the truth t i lan jt is tided docs not mean that it \vas , p kepp whlte lies whitewashed.— not also obtained from inspected Hamilton County ((Tcnn.) Herald. cows and has been carefully landled. Mrs. G. has recently written that ihe has a little two-year-old bov ,vho seems frail and she has started htm on umpasteurizeri cmt. milk. She wonders if this is a wise chance. j Actually, tills Is rather hazard-) ills since Roats mav harbor the [erm which causes Malta fever or mdulant fever and some other aacteria. and this could be passed 3n to the youngster, i It Is essential. I think, that the! roat from which the milk comes should be given a clean hill of • icalth by a veterinarian before HIP I :nllk Is Riven to the little boy Itj vould preatjy add to the safrtyj ind probably would not interfere' vltli the value of the milk very nuch to have It pasteurized also Another correspondent savs *he ins recently moved to ft farm and vnnts to know of a method of laMeurizIng on which she can relv. Aa aleotrlo pasteurizer would b« THIS YEAR the contested dele- Ration at the Democratic convention promises to be the delegation of presidential powers.—St. Louis Globe-Democrat. LITTLl LIZ NORTH AAQJ92 V 103 « K 9 6 3 WEST 4K7543 VKJ984 ,42 EAST South 24 3 NT. VQ752 » A J 5 4 + Q976 SOUTH (D) lit 106 T AS « Q1087 + AKJ 102 Neither side vul. West North East Pass 1 A Pass 3 * Pass Pass Pass Pas; Pass Opening lead—¥ 8 People who gas about others generally use regular instead ot anti-knock. •«!>§ would never come in. Declarer cashed the ace of spades and took a club finesse. The club finesse likewise succeeded, but the suit failed to break. South therefore made three tricks tn each black suit and the ace of hearts. The opponents then took over, and South was down two. South should realize that he needs eight tricks In the black suits to make the game. Botn finesses must work, and one suit must bi entirely developed and Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Corresondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Oscar Backstage: It was "Marty's" night but Grace Kelly stole the backstage show. In what may be her last public appearance in Hollywood, after the 28th annual Acad- ,emy Awards. Ernest Borgnine had the Oscar for his role of the butcher boy but Grace had all eyes for her real-life role of the gal heading for Monaco to become a princess For the first time in the history of the Academy, more photographs were made of someone who cave away an Oscar than received one Borgnine laughed through a loi of kidding about, "Well, what do you think you're going to do tonight?" inspired by the lines from the movie "Marty." But it was obvious what Grace Kelly, mobbed, wanted to do. She wanted to get out of the place. But she remained gracious and cooperative until the last flash bulb landed in a pile of used bulbs that looked like the Matterhorn. JERR Y LEWIS kidded the show's TV commercials with thai .Hne, "And now a few words from the Academy." But it was a big night for TV. The Oscar-winning "Marty" was a film version of a one-hour TV show. It wasn't a big night for Hollywood's big screen processes. For the third year in a row a black- and-white movie on a standard screen won an Oscar. Last year it was "On the Waterfront" and the year before "From Here to Eternity." During"the show's afternoon rehearsals, Jerry Lewis walked over to the Oscar-laden table on the stage and yelled out to Dean Martin, sitting In the audience: "Hey, Dean, how about a fame of chess?" THE BEST SONG, "Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing," marked only the second time a winning tune has had the word "love" in the title. First time was in 1953, when "Secret Love" was the winner. Singing the Oscar song: from New York was a blusher for Eddie Fisher. Fisher turned thumbs down on the song when he was asked to record it a year ago. He didn't think it had possibilities as a good seller. If there had been a decollelage award, Kim -Novak would have won It. The usunl cheers turned to whistles when she arrived In the theater lobby. If "Marty" hadn't won. Burt Lancaster and his partner, Harold Hecht, ho produced the film, were planning to run another ad of Marty" in a phone booth. Tills time the caption would have read: "Sorry, wroner number." THE PRK-OSCAR parade fever started at 10 a.m. when the first spectator arrived to grab a grandstand sent. When the big rush started at 5:30 n.m. a woman fainted outside the theater and was carried inside by t.wo policemen. "That's one way of getting in," someone cracked. But after she was revived, the woroun was escorted outside. Eorc:nme's acceotance of his Oscar was one of the most poiemant "thank you" speeches in Oscar run. Once South comes to this conclusion he must see the best line of play. He must lead a spwie tc dummy's jack at the second trick in order to try a club finesse. When this succeeds ,he must finesse the queen of spades, cash the ace of spades, and take a second club finesse. The clubs then run, and South makes his nine tricks. history. Arid he really meant It. Just a couple of years ago Borgnine, who spent 10 years in the Navy, was a struggling TV actor lucky to make $75 a week. Cameraman James Won? How* had reason for his blf smile. He'd been nominated 10 times before. never winning: an Oscar, until he collected one for hli photography on "The Rose Tattoo." Best unseen (by TV viewers) performance: Jerry Lewis dozing, with assorted yawns, during the show's TV commercials. W rather Big Man Even in Filmland By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (Si — The buying- est man in Hollywood is a blond, 40-year-old Texan named Jack WrathSr. His specialties are oil wells and gold mines—the latter of the entertainment variety. Among his golden discoveries was that hidden horseman, the Lone Ranger. Wrather bought the famed westerner and all his assets for tore* million dollars a year and a half ago. The Lone Ranger's worth ia now estimated at six million—and he's still on the right side of the law. First Oil First came oil. Lots and lots of it. Wrather went into his family'a oil business aiter graduating from the University of Texas in 1939, has run it since his father'* death during the war. But Wrather's interests turned to other matters, too. An old school buddy, Don Castle, becamft a film actor and lured Jack to Hollywood. He produced five modestly budgeted films. Some were successful, some not so. All Profitable "I came to Hollywood Just, at the time the bottom was dropping out of the movie market," he recalled. "Two or three of the pictures made good money, a couple didn't. But they all have turned a profit now, thanks to showings on television." He produced a TV series, "Boss Lady" with Lynn Barl, but It had only moderate success. He decided that production wasn't for him. (He is thankful for one result: as a film producer, he met Bonlta Granville. now his wife.) He Buyi He decided to use his capital for "developmental financing." That is, buying up enterprises which have not achieved their money potentialtles. 75 Years Ago In Blytheyillt Quizmaster In a recent election at the University of Arkansas, Miss Mavis Whistle of Dell was elected president of the Delta Gamma sorority. In yesterday's election. E. R. Jackson defeated Tom A. Little for the office of mayor and E. B. Woodson and Rupert Crafton were elected aldermen from Ward 3. Woodson defeated J. E. Lunsford and Crafton defeated Dwight Bentley. Ben Hall la spending today In Memphis. A dinner party was given by Miss Virginia Swearengen last night at the Rustic Inn for members of the J. G. G. club. In the games played prizes were awarded to Ann Weidman and Cherie Prevost. Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Quizmaster, Barry • 5 He is heard on the waves 8 He may be • on television 112 Comfort 13 Female saint (ab.) 14 Duration 15 Range 1G Devotee 17 Dry 18 Erected 20 Bays 22 Born 23 Nothing ?A Snarl 27 Play on words , 28 Negative word , 31 Modified plant 132 Toward the sheltered side ,33 Eggs 134 Replica 35 Greek god of war ' 36 Passage in the brain 37 Fruit drink 38 Malayan pewter coin 3f> Lethargic 40 Charge 41 Skill ' 42 Fortifications 45 One who leers i'j Asseverate 50 Beverage 52 Fiddling Roman 53 Abound 54 East (Fr.) 55 Aj)di^.,i. 56 Strays 57 Scottish river 58 Raced DOWN 1 Machine part 2 Unusual 3 Bewildered 4 Longed 5 Stage whisper 6 Possessive pronoun 7Suilcs 8 Stable compartment 9 Ireland in Exude 11 Mr. Sparks and Mr. Day 19 Conger 21 Number 24 Biblical name 25 Acrimonious 26 Holder for flowers 27 Entreaty 28 Memorandum 29 Above 30 Small pastry 32 Took into custody . 35 Solar disk 36 Means 39 Anger 40 Agricultural regions 41 Winged 42 Proportion 43 Always 44 Forest creature 46 Harvest 47 Sea eagle 48 Highway 51 Compass point I 2 3 Sf 10

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