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PACT SIT BLTOfEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER HEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 8, 1»M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS OO. H W. HAINBS, Publisher •ARR7 A. HAINES, AsslsUnl Publisher FAUL D. HUMAN, Advertliint Mtnig«r •ok N«tlon»l Advertising R*preMnUtt?«!: W»ll»» Witmer Co., New York, Chlc»go, Detmtt, AtUnU, MemphiJ. Entered M second class nutter «t the post- ottlw «t Blytheville, Art»ns«. under »ct of Congest, October 9, 1917. _ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 30c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $6.50 per year S3 50 for six months. S2.00 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 115.60 per ve»r payable in advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money j»id in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And rend your heart, »nd not your garments, mad turn unlo the Lord your God: for he Is fracl- tnd turn unto the Lord your God: for he Is tr»- eious and merciful, slow to anger, and of {TMt Undue*, ind repenteth him of the evil. * # * God never makes us sensible of our weakness except to rive us of His strength—Fenelon. BARBS As soon as folks start sowing new lawns the best yard rule for kids is stay in your own. * * * Turning up your sleeves »t work meant iuc- OMI and turning up your nme means failure. * * * We'd even be willing to listen to some i'lring poems if they could assure us of some real spring weather. » * * Life Is safer In a jungle than In a city, says »n explorer. Probably based on his experience of being a pedestrian. * # * K take* * mighty »hori time la late a good reputation, but jeari and yeara to get another me. The Amazing Demolition Never in the 37-year history of the Soviet Union have the Russian people been called on to make so wrenching a shift in attitude as they are now being lin, once the hero of the Russian father- once the "hero of the Russian fatherland." Pravda's 10,000-word editorial evidently signals a sweeping propaganda aimed at Utterly destroying the image of Stalin held by 20 million'Russians for two decades. Soviet citizens long ago grew accustomed to quick twists in the Kremlin's line. They have seen a host of heroes topple into the dust. But none of Stalin's eminence. For a long, long time, Stalin was revered—officially—as a god. His picture hung in home and office and public place. He was the great man of the Soviet school books, from primer to history. Only Lenin was on his plane. The citizens had to say it over and over: "Stalin is our good, kindly father. He,is our leader, our great soldier, our protector." Now, surrenly, by the order of Nikita Khrushchev and his other successors, Stalin is being portrayed as a villian guilty of "monstrous-excess" against the Soviet people, a fumbling commander who nearly cost Russia victory in World War II, a "blood brother" of the executed, unlamented Laverenti Beria, once chief of police and now brander a traitor. In 10,000 words, a lot of mud can be thrown, and Pravda has hurled it with full vigor against the once alabaster image. If any flecks of white were left showing, tlie oversight surely will be corrected in the ensuing days. So shocking a reversal was bound to have far-reaching repercussions among the Russian people. It is no wonder that quite well substantiated reports have filtered to the outside of riots by pro-Stalinists in the late leader's native Georgia. But if Stalin can b« blackened as the present Kremlin crew intends, then he will serve beautifully as a permanent scrapegoat for all the errors of Khrushchev and his comrades. If pressures have been building up in any alarming degree as result of decades or repression, the current rulers may think they have now eased them by fastening the blame on Stalin. Their corollary hope is, of course, that they themselves will thus be whitewashed. Futhermore, Khrushchev understands that his own stature is measured by those who have gone before. If Stalin is seen as a giant, his chances of achieving similar magnitude are perhaps not too great,. But if Stalin can be pulled down, then Khrushchev and his accomplices may loom taller by comparison. In all the bloody history of Communist Russia, this is one of the boldest adventures in tyranny ever undertaken. The free world will stand by with fascinated gaze to see if it is pulled off. VIEWS OF OTHERS You've Had It The latest issue of "Glamour" magazine, Into a perusal of which I was recently roped, mentions something I find highly stimulating in a cynical sort, of way. "Vogue" creeps Into "Glamour" at one point In the endless chain of girdle ads of which "Glamour" seems to be almost entirely composed, and enthusiastically plugs what it calls "Vogue easler-than-«ver-to-make" patterns. I have been informed by a reliable source that Vogue patterns were first "easy to make", then "easier-to-make", and that "easier-than- ever-to-make" is the latest phase of the cycle. This interesting offshoot of the "do-it-yourself" ("If you can," I always like to stipulate) rage makes me rather sad. "Glamour" and "Vogue" and "Mademoiselle" and so on are top-flight magazines and perform a valuable service to fashion-minded women the country over, as well as many other kinds of-minded women, but I hate to see them so close to the cliff's edge. I think they're headed for a fall. In the building field things went from bookcases on up to cabin cruisers (one can now buy a small cabin prufser kit for about $800 and become a shipbuilder — oneself). In the clothes- making field, judging by the Vogue pattern trend, things are getting simpler. But that's not the end of it. Pretty soon I can see it turning the other way. Next we'll have "not-quite-so- simple-to-make" patterns. Then "a-little-more- chflllenging-to-make" patterns. Then "actually- a-rather-compllcated-propositlon" patterns. And finally, "It's-a-hell of a chore to put the damn things together" patterns. — Chapel Hill (N. C.) Weekly. Indispinsible Cabin Mrs. Nancy Gage, 92, decided to keep her log cabin when the sold all the rest of her Tampa, property to b« developed as a new subdivision. Her reason is that she just likes her house. But political analysts should be grateful for another reason. If history is any guide, as long as there are log cabins there will be plenty of candidates for the U. S. presidency. But log cabins have been getting rather scarce lately. It Mrs. Gage allots her house to pass on only to someone pledged to preserve it, that will greatly increase the possibility of some Floridlan of the future becoming President of the United States.—Florida Times -Union. SO THEY SAY While the President smiles, the Republican hat- hetmen smear; while the president talks earnestly of peace, the secretary of state brandishes the bomb and threatens atomic war. By now I am used to this sort of game. Ten years in politics is plenty of years to know well there are ninny bad men and liars.—Juan Peron, ousted Argentine dictator, following his ouster from a Panama hotel. We have cleaned up Russia. We have stopped the dictatorship and the Wicked things. — Former Soviet Premier Georgi Malenkov, visiting England. Hal Boyle's Column Want to Buy an Island? Yacht And Wealth First Requirements By HAL BOYLE NASSAU, Bahamas <fi — Have you been putting off buying an island I'or one reason or another? Frankly, like 'a lot of other people, I have. But on a vacation visit to these "Isles of June" I decided to look! Into the matter. There was a kind of urgency about it. Next year comes my 20th wedding anniversary, and I have been racking my brain over what kind of present to give my wife to celebrat« the event. But what can you give a woman who already has a vacuum cleaner, an air-conditioning machine, a TV set and an electric dish washer? Obviously the only| things left to give her art a kind • word—or an island. "If you buy me an island." said Frances when I brought up the subject, "just be sum it has a big tree on it—so I can tie you to it and know where you are." I went into the H. O. Christie real estate office here and a man named Ed Brownrigg lilled me In on the situation—but .fast. Of the nearly 3,000 islands and rocky cays in the Bahamas hei had some two score on the market' at the moment. Unfortunately, myj first choice, San Salvador — the first spot of land sighted by Christopher Columbus in 1492—wasn't for sale. "There has been a greatly increased interest In island buying since the war, particularly among Americans," said Brownrigg. "What do you have In mind?" "Oh, just something adequate- nothing ostentatious," I told him. "Well, there's Darby Island," he said. "About 400 acres, good house, a coconut grove, fine harbor facilities. A really splendid buy—only $200,000." "Thinking U over," I replied. "It sounds just a wee bit ost'•na- tions." "How about Pigeon Cay or Vigilant Cay? They're about three acr.es etch, and priced around $4,500." "Wonderful!" I murmured. "I could settle on an island llfce that and live off the fat of the land forever." "Of course, you'd have to .bulld a hous* first," caid 'He's Raving Mad—That's How I Got in Here' Pater Cdson's Washington Column — Utilities, Farm Bureau, Labor Rails Big Spenders Among Lobby Groups By PETER E»>SON EA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — <NEA} — Twenty-five top lobbyists spent a total of over $1,850,000 attempting to In- flunence legislation before Congress last year. These are the big boys who spent from $100 to $300 a day trying to persuade congressmen to vote their way. These are the organizations in which the Senate's eight-man bipartisan special committee to investigate lobbying may show some interest when it gels down to business. Chairman of the committee is Sen. John L. McClellan (D-Ark) with Sen. Styles Bridges (R-NH) looking over his shoulder. Every organization and individual now lobbying Congress is supposed to make quarterly reports of their activities to the Secretary of the Senate or Clerk of the House. Preliminary and unofficial additions of expenses listed on the four reports filed for 1955 indicate that the top 25 will line up about as follows, the totals being given in round numbers: Five organizations roport lobbying expenditures of over $100,000 for the year: Natl. Assn. of Electric Cos. $115,000. American Farm Bureau Federation $114,000. Congress of Industrial Organizations $111,000. Assn. of American Railways $105,000. Southern States Industrial Council $100.000. Six lobbyists filed reports In the $75,000 to $100,000 bracket: U.S. Sugar Council 399,000. American Federation of Labor $92,000 Natl. Federation of Post Office Clerks $90,000. General Gas Committee $88,000. Farmers Union $86,000. Friends' Committee on National Legislation $86,000. In the $50,000-$75,000 class are nine lobbyists: Upper Colorado River Grass Roots Assn. $71,000. Natl. Assn. oi Letter Carriers $70,000. American Legion (three quarters only) $66,000. Natl. Com. on Insurance Taxation $62,000. Committee for Study of Revenue Bond Financing $60,000. Council of State Chambers' of Commerce $59,000. Intl. Assn .of Machinists $59,000. American Petroleum Institute $57,000. American Trucking Assn. $52,000. The $35.000-$50.000 bracket takes in the final five on this list: American Retail Federation $47,000. Independent Bankers' Assn. $46,000. Natl. Housing Conference $46,000. Natl. Reclamation Assn. $36.000. American Medical Assn. $35,000. Even this list does .not give a complete picture of the scope of modern lobbying. Some idea of it can be obtained by a more detailed .study of all the latest reports on lobbying 1 I'tled for the fourth quarter of 1955. Congress was not in session for this October-December period. Fewer than half of the more than 850 lobbyists filing reports listed their expenditures. But the summary given bplow indicates all the fields the McCIellan-BrIrises committee will have to explore if it; is to do anything more than a! whitewash job. The following listed is number of lobbyists registered; lobbyists reporting expenditures; and approximate expenditures reported. Trade Associations: 181; 71; $121,450 Labor organizations: 47; 28; $107,750 Public utilities: 44; 36; $98,500 Agriculture and products: 76; 36; $86,000 Gen. Gov't. Activates: 53; 31; $78,000. Transport and communications: 123; 33; $68,000. Misc. business and individuals: 211; 55; $63,200 Health legislation :37; 26; $48,000 Banking and Finance: 25; 15: $44,000 Insurance and Social Security: 35; 24; $18,500 OU and mining: 29; 13; $16,000 Religious organizations: 9; 8; $13,200 Eriucifion and Science: 18, 6, $12,500 Total: 868: 382: $753,100 Members of the Senate are now supposed to be searching their files —- and their consciences — to see what fond memories they can recall of associations with such lobbyists. But present Indications are that It will take something more than a Billy Graham revival to get many confessions. Hitting a sawdust trail of that sort is a sure path to driving away campaign contributions in November. /5 Years Ago In Mr. and Mrs. John Arends of Charleston, Mo., spent Sunday here with Mrs. Arencis' parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Harp. H. C. Knappenberger of Crenshaw, Miss., is spending a few days here with Mr. and Mrs. Loy Welch before leaving for a year's training at, Camp Blanding, Fla. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Graber, Mr. and Mrs. C. V. Seabaugh, and Mr and Mrs. Joe Trieschniann entertained members of Club 28 at the Woman's Club last night for their monthly dancing party. Lloyd Ward, who attends Washington and Lee University, is spending the sprint? holidays here with his mother, Mrs. L. L. Ward. "I would?" "And of course youd have to have a yacht?" "I would?" "Oh, my yes. You can't just start from scratch, you know. It takes a bit of wealth." "It does?" My dreams of owning an island paradise went glimmering. A yacht? And me with barely enough In the bank to make a down payment on a rowboat. "What Is the very cheapest island you have?" I ssked desperately. . i "Let me see. there's Cane Cay' —it's a mere $1,800." "Well, well, now we're really getting some place. How big is | H?" "It's about 200 by 300 feet." "Did you say feet?" "Yes/ sir. "Why there wouldn't be room to swing a cat around on an Island that si7.e." "There aren't any cats there," said Brownrigg, "But it isn't tqo remote. You can have television." That nave me the out I was looking for, "My whole purpose In wanting an Island was to get away from t nil," I .said, with great dignity. "I'm afraid you don't have quiet whet I had in mind." ! If I havR to live on an Island :haf ran be reached bv television —well, make mine Manhattan. the Doctor Says By EDWIN P JORDAN. M.D Written for NBA Service. Today's first question is unusual (J—Pigeons are constantly roost ing on the window ledge outside my child's room. The youngster has a skin rash and I wonder if the pigeons could be responsible? —R.A. A—There is a fowl or pigeon mite which may cause a skin rash However, one must also considei other possible causes of this child's skin trouble. Pigeons also carry some viral diseases, at least one of which, the virus of psittacosis or parrot fever, can be acquired by human beings. Q—Does diabetes cause cancer? —Mrs, F. L. A—NO. The two diseases are not related. Q—What could cause one to see spots before his eyes?—Mrs. F.F. A—This could be an early sign of cataract formation but it might be something else less serious. I believe that this symptom, however, should always cause a person to have an eye examination by a specialist. Q—Could you explain what causes a person to blush easily? —Reader. A—In some people blushing certainly comes easily but why I do not know. Blushing Is ft subconscious reaction in which certain nerves of the sympathetic nervous system cause tiny blood vessels to dilate thus producing the flush. It seems to take much less emotion for this to occur in some than in others. P—For the past two years I have been suffering from a stomach ulcer. When my condition was diagnosed, my doctor told me to quit smoking but I now wonder if I have not been a little hasty. Is it true when smoke Is inhaled. It goes into the lungs? If this is (he case, how could it hurt a stomach ulcer?—A.B. A—Smoking .sometimes Increases Ihe acid formation in the stomach which might irritate an ulcer and delav its healing. Most doctor? I think, feel that a person with n active stomach ulcer should either slop smoking completely or smoke. only with extreme moderation. Q—I am over 75 years old and have been found to have albumin and pus in the urine. Do you think it is absolutely essential to have an operation to treat this at my age?—Mrs. M.M. A—I should think it quite likely that surgery would not be neces sary but it is impossible to say until a more exact diagnosis o the cause has been made. In ad dition to examination of the urine and the blood, it may be necessary to do special studies of the bladder and kidneys in order to track the cause to its source. Even at the age of 75 I do not think important symptoms of this kind should be ignored without an attempt to fine the causs and correct it. Qr-My I6-ye,ar-old daughter has a bad spur on her right heel. ] took her to a specialist and asked him if the spur should be removec but he advised against it. Whai do you think?—Mrs. E.R.. A—Thest heel spurs are often extremely troublesome. Proper shoeing may relieve your daughter. The majority opinion seems to be that operation to remove the spur has so many drawbacks that more conservative measures ire usually advisable. The custom of kissing o woman's hond is probably based on the theory that you've got to stort somewhere. •«** Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD .HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behinc the Screen: Anita Ekberg, th Swedish doll who is giving Marilyn Monroe competition in the shoulder strap-dropping game, will go or being Miss Cheesecake for th< still photographers. No matter how Important he actinr career becomes. And right now it's doing all right After decorating newspapers am magazines in various stages dress and undress, Anita's finally decorating some rather importan movies. She has a big role in "Wa and Peace." another opposite Vii Mature in "Zaralc Khan." Righ now she's costarring with Bol Ryan and Rod Steiger in "Back Prom Eternity." But it will be back to cheese cake, says Anita, any time the flash-bulb boys need some zippy negatives. Anita's no fool. She says, "They (cheesecake pictures serve a purpose." Danny Thomas' daughter, Mar garet, a freshman at the University of Southern California, nixed her dad's offer of a show business career. She plans to go on to law school. . . Burgess Meredith wil' produce a musical version ol Eugene O'Neil's "Emperor Jones' on Broadway next fall if he can get Nat "King" Cole for the title role. . . Bing Crosby is beaming over son Gary's trip to Australia with Louis Armstrong's band. As the Groaner sees it: "I like to see Gary doing 1 bane work. That's what I did. It's how Prank Sinatra and many o.thers began. It's a lot of work, and Gary likes that." Bing forgot to add that the tour also will keep Gary out of night clubs. The Readers Talk Back: Ingric Bergman's first Hollywood movie in six 'years should be a big success, writes Rose B. Fried ol Atlantic City, because "Ingrid has acquitted herself like a lady.' r Argues Rose: ' 'If she found happiness with ONE man and not a dozen (as it usually happens in Hollywood) she took that happiness without deceit, hypocricy or press agentry. "Is Hollywood, and the public, so nure ard without blemish that they can't forgive.her?" Looking backward: The late W. C. Fields, who liked to sip on Martinis from a water glass between film scenes, always explained to visitors that he was drinking "pineapple juice." One day a gagster on the set filled glass with pineapple juice and switched glasses on the comedian. Fields took a gulp, then screamed: "Hey, somebody put pineapple juice in my pineapple juice!" Tclcnhoncs Became "Ameches" after Don starred in "Alexander Graham Bell." The "Marty" advertising csmnaign now has Hollywood] tes calling phone booths Martys. Steve Allen's TV fans say they detect a new note pf dignity in him since he starred in "The Benny foodman Story" . . . Sterling Hayden's ailing back cost him a big role in RKO's "Tension at Table Rock." He's due for more sessions with his medic and a possible operation. Director Mervyn LeRoy" wondered why he was having dizzy spells, and went to see a medic "How many cigars are you smoking now?" asked the doctor. "Oh, about 15 a day," shrugged LeRoy. P.S. — He's- no longer smoking cigars. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Club Block Sets Bidder Wrltte nfor NBA Serrte* By OSWALD JACOB! There are several good ways to make the game contract in today'! hand, but South found a way to go down. Declarer put up the queen oi spades from dummy at the first trlct. East played low, and dummy won. South now made the mistake of leading the jack of club* from dummy for a finesse. He wai allowed to win, but on the next round' of clubs South put up the ace. Declarer continued with the queen of clubs, and West refused the trick again. South might have recovered still NORTH I AQJ2 V A82 » J7 * J 10853 WEST EAST A 933 *K106S »K973 VQ65 »52 »Q10986 + K762 4.4 SOUTH (D) A A74 V J104 « AK43 *AQ9 Neither side vul. South West North East 1N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 9 by careful play, but he went to pieces and wound up with two spades, one heart, two diamonds, and three clubs—one trick short of the contract. The key play came at the second trick. South should take the ace of clubs Instead of attempting a finesse. He can then continue with the queen of clubs and overtake the nine with dummy's ten. West is finally obliged to take the king of clubs. This gives declarer a total of 'our clubs, since he can enter dummy with the ace of hearts to cash :he last club. The extra club trick is exactly what he needs to make sure of the game contract. Mural Project For Cafeteria MILWAUKEE, WIs. Wl — Ed- and Lewandowski, a Milwaukee artist, may execute a huge mosaic mural — consisting of thousands of half-inch square pieces of Italian glass — for the cafeterial of a firm lere. He says the 200-color mural will depict the progress of the company since 1906. Final decision has not been made on the project, but Lewandowski has left for Italy to arrange studio . space, have the glass fabricated and hire 20 to 30 artisans to work on the mural. He said he plans to go baclt to Italy again this summer to supervise the intricate de- ails. Plans are for sections of the mural, in which glass is glued .to )aper, to be shipped here and embedded in mortar at the site and he paper washed away, the artist said. The mosaic would cover one area 0 by 40 feet, another 8 by 10, and 3 columns 3 feet around and 10 eet high. A MINISTER has a solution for back-seat drives..Turn the seat a- •ound and let'em ride backwards. —Unadilla (Ga.) Observer. Down on the Farm Answer to Previous Puzzls ACROSS 1 Young sheep 5 Milch animal 8 Hybrid work animal 12 Notion 13 Exist 14 Mountain (comb, form) 15 Light touches 16 Southern general 17 Social insects 18 Sprite 20 Period 22 Farmers early 24 Request* 27 Disencumber 28 Change 32 Greek letter 34 Mimic 35 field 38 of corn 37 Green vegetable 13 Babylonian ikjfod W Priority (prefix) 40 Powerful txploilve 41 Abstract beingi 43 Bitter vetch .44 Dispatch 46 Kind ol boat 48 Lamprey 50 Peruse . 51 Farm tool 54 Over (poet.) 56 Small iiland 60 Angered 61 Egg (comb, form) ,62 Gem !63 Genus of freshwater ducks 64 Novel 65 Snoozes DOWN 1 Mouth part 2 Feminine . appellation 3 Encountered 4 Foundations 5 Young cow 6 Native metal 25 Bee 7 Obnoxious 26 Stellar plant 27 Enthralled 8 Castle ditches 29 Lend 9 Footed vase 10 Permit 11 Goddess of the dawn 19 Meadow 21 Rowing implement 22 Maturu 40 Diving bird 50 Scare 51 Narrow inlet 52 Scottish alder 30 Aunt (Fr.) tree 31 Toiletry case 53 New Zealand 33 Greek god of parrot war 41 City in The Netherlands 42 Bustle 23 Form a notion 47 - 45 Requires • crop S5 Night before 57 Health resort 58 Race cours* • circuit 59 Measures of cloth (var.)

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