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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 8, 1955
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PAGI EIGHT BLrTHEVILLl (ARK.) COUKIEK HBWt THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8,1IM THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWI IBB OOURIKR NBWS OO. H. W HAINBS, Publisher AARRY A. HAIN1B, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrertising Manager Sol* National Advertising ReprtsentatlTss: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta., Memphis. Entered M second class matter at the post- ettioe at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Con- trees, October », 1817. Member, at The Associated Press ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the citj of Blyhevllle or anj «uburb«n town where carrier service It maintained, 250 per week. By mail, within « radius of SO miles, M.M per year W 50 for six months, 12.00 for three monthts; by mall outside 50 mil* zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. __^_ MEDITATIONS Peter therefore was kept In prison: but prayer was made without ceasing of the church Into God for him—Acte. 12:5. * * * The habit of prayer communicates a penetrating sweetness to the glance, the voice, the smile, the tears—to all one says, or does, or writes.—Joseph Roux. BARBS Commercials are more and more making the TV a nloe place to sit in front of to catch up on yew steep. * # * We'll bet there isn't a youngster in the land who would swap his homework for that which his mother had to do all day long. * * * Wonder why parents don't realize that there am no place* to hide Christmas presents where the kid* oan't find them. » . *. * It doesnt make sense to read a safety pamphlet while driving 90 miles an hour with the other hand. * ¥ * An Indiana malfcnan was nipped by the same dog on three occasions. Maybe he should stop delivering bills. New Ingredient in the Stew France for once has offered a new twist to a nation and'a world weary of endless cabinet crises. This time the defeated premier, Edgar Fauve, brought the house down with him. So the lawmakers who did Faure in by voting "no confidence" in his regime find they must stand for re-election this eoming Jan. 8. It seems there's an old law on the books which says that.when a cabinet falls twice within 18 months, the National Assembly may be dissolved and new elections ordered. With a show of nerve perhaps no Httla 'apite, Faure invoked it. And for the first time in 78 years the law makers will have to face the voters before their normal terms have expired (next June). As usual in French politics, complex personal and political rivalries lay at the root of this newest government collapse. Pierre Mendes-France, Faure's predecessor in office and a member of the same Radical Socialist party, has been working steadily to regain power. Recognizing this, Faure had proposed to advance the June election by six month, hoping thus to forestall Mendes- France's bid. It Was generally believed it would take the latter about that long to weld together the Central-Left coalition he has been building. In that grouping are some Socialists, other non-Communist Leftists, and about half the Radical Socialists. Supporting Faure were most of the other Radical Socialists and various other party elements to the right of Center. The forces behind Mendes-France evidently felt they were on prety sure ground when they struck down Faure's regime. But he foxed them by digging out the law that had lain in disuse since 1877. Now Faure gets what he wants— an early election. Whether a newly elected assembly will give him or some other Right-Center leader the chance for a more stable government is anybody's guess. The new election will be held under a 1951 law that favors alliances in the Center at the expense of extremes of Right aiyi Left. But Faure's action has badly split his own party, and it ia hard at this stage to measure what sort of alignment may emerge from the January balloting. Probably it is best to take a cheerful outlook. Government in France could hardly be more unstable, so perhaps it may get better. Hope springs eternal th«t th* French may one day tire of their nilly parliamentary merry-go-round and put in lawmaker" whose purpose in to govern long and responsibly under far-lighted Uadwhip. Averell Is Serious Carmine Desapio, Tammany boss and chief political lieutenant to Gov. Averell Harriman of New York, has added another dimension to the 1956 race for the Democratic presidential nomination. He has made clear Harriman is no token candidate. Harriman himself has consistently asserted he is not in the fight, but this has always been taken to mean he would not enter primaries or other strenuous activities. All along it has been known his name would be presented to the Chicago convention as a favorite son. But observers were divided on whether this meant he was a serious prospect "hanging in" to see if Adlai Stevenson might falter, or merely a token figure bent on holding his strength out until the strategic moment. DeSapio said in so many words that the New Yorkers are not playing games. What that signifies is that if there is the slightest sign Stevenson is slipping from his present party eminence, Harriman and his backers will go with a rush. It is even conceivable that,, by one means or another, they might seek to bring about Stevenson's decline. In politics it happens all the time. VIEWS OF OTHERS Trim For Absaloms When people see milady's dainty lace-trimmed unmentionables trailing, someone often says from a palm-screened mouth: "Don't look, now, but " They're probably figuratively doing the same thing about unsightly and view shielding trees and shrubs that are a menace to traffic and unsightly adjunct to your premises. Most of the offending trees and shrubs are volunteer. They just cam* up where they are and through tolerance or partial cultivation and accidental water supply from our lawns, have flourished and grown to their present annoying proportion!. They ought not to be. Nol only are these many of thes* unsightly and dangerous growth, but a lot of our trees have been permitted to grow untrained and unpruned. Their limbs are low. They are annoying. We'd like to tell the story of Absalom—how he rode on a rnule and got hanged on an oak, that day when more Isratelites were killed by the wood than by enemy weapons. It wouldn't be apprporiate, because there are no mules and no oaks. Even so The Chinese elms would do all the violence an oak could do. What worse could happen to a citizen than to be hanged by one of these pesky, dod- ratted Chinese elms? Jtemember, your neighbors are probably speaking low. behind extended palms about'your pesky trees, like they do about milady's fringes, "Don't look now, but ..." Let's change that about. Do look now. Do look now at your trees and shrub*. Decide those that you're going to lay low and get rid ot. Decide those that need trimming to improve their appearance and to keep from making modern Absaloms out of our postmen, and the few remaining other people who do walk on the sidewalks. —Plainview (Tex.) Herald. Arousing the Citizenry We like to see the citizenry get aroused. This usually results in some good being accomplished. Take Rarltan, N.P.. for instance. A feud started there between the voters and the police when the citizens turned down a proposed police pay raise. Maybe the raise should have been granted. Leastwise the cops retaliated by handing out traffic tickets right and life. A special citizens com- mitee then formed to deal with the situation issued 32 new rules and regulations for the force. Among other things the committee ordered the policemen to stop reading comic books while on duty. We expect these rules were good for what ailed the Raritan department. Not one word was said as far as we know about letting up on traffic tickets. So the citizens can hereafter look for the police to be on the Job. Police may also know that the public has its eye on them. It U a healthy situation.—Shelby (N.C.) Star. SO THEY SAY I am not entering this campaign for the exercise.—Adlai Stevenson. * * * Every adjective that has been used to describe (Hopalong) Cassady tof Ohio state) Itill applies, and you can throw in a few more.—Bennle Oosterbsan, Michigan Coach. * * # Few women are bom beautiful. . . . It ia ungallant, to say the least, for the (British) chancellor of the exchequer to put the highest tax on things which affect the morale of so many women in this country.—Mrs. Elrene White, member of Parliament, crlticlw* Increased tax on cosmetics. * * * I hope (President) Eisenhower realizes the danger of delaying his announcement. I certainly wouldn't want the conservatives (In the GOP) to get Into the position of being able to name the nominee.—Charles Taft, brother of the late Sen. Robert 'Taft. » ¥ » This country 1« changing from a society baaed primarily on the utillxatlon of leisure time.— John Pulton, vice president American Music Conference. The More It Chonges, the More It's the Some, Peter tdson's Washington Column — USDA Critics Find Bugs Aplenty In Sen. Scott's Farm Program By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Department of Agriculture experts today cast a somewhat fishy eye on Sen. W. Kerr Scott's new farm plan. The North Carolina senator and dairy farm operator unveiled his brain child at a Democratic rally in Council Bluffs. Iowa — the very heart of the Republican farm belt. It got a good reception. But critics immediately said It wouldn't work. Big idea of the Scott plan is to give 100 per cent of parity price .supports to little fanners. This would be scaled down gradually. 5 per cent lower for each production brocket, to a minimum of 60 per cent parity for big operators. Senator Scott would combine this with new bushel or pound limitations for all the major crops produced, except tobacco. This would replace present acreage allotments. The Tar Heel senator says his plan would operate on the same principle as the graduated income tax. The more a man has, the higher his tax rate. The Scott Plan is directed at two serious farm problems. One purpose Is to give more help to small farmers. The other Is to discourage' big ."arms from producing surpluses. Senator Scott gives two . examples of how it would work: Wheat — A farmer marketing 1000 bushels would get 100 per cent of parity price support. On the next 500 bushels he'd get 95 per cent of parity. On the next 500 bushels, 90 per cent and so on. For all over 4500 bushels, he'd get only 60 per cent parity. Cotton—A farmer "marketing up to 15 bales would get 100 per bent of parity. On the next 15 bales he'd get 85 per cent, on the next 30 he'd get 90 per cent, on the next 50 he'd get 85 per cent, on the next 100 he'd get 80 per cent, and so on. For.all over 500 bales, he'd get only 60 per cent parity. Some of the big farmers claim this would be unfair. Ever since the old Agricultural Adjustment Administration days, the government has operated on a different principle. The government has been making payments for DOING something. Cutting back the big farm operators is more vital to reducing surpluses than cutting back little farmers. So big farmers should get the same rate of payment, at least. It is also recalled that former the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service Mrs. C. wr't-s, "I hive had an infection in my bronchial tubes for years and have hacked up yellow stuff for 30 years or more. I would like to know If air conditioning in the home would help correct this trouble." I should be extremely doubtful that air conditioning would be of the slightest benefit to a chronic bronchitis which has lasted 30 years. Actually, something of this sort suggests that the trouble has gone beyond bronchitis and possibly a condition known as bronchiectasls has set in. If this is the case, surgery may be needed. Certainly it Is not a situation which should be allowed to run on unattended. Neglect might ba dangerous and an effort should be made to find out what is really responsible since there may be complications present which are dflngerous to life. If bronciiltls should be the diagnosis after suitable tests the problem is to find out what Is causing the Irritation to the bronchi. The bronchi are the breathing passageways leading to the lungs, which gives bronchitis its name. The difficulty may be due to infection or to some Irritant breathed in with the air. Bronchitis Is usually classified as acute or chronic. In the former, the disease Is likely to start suddenly with symptoms similar to those of an ordinary cold. Heaviness or pains over the chest are likely to be present. Other symptoms may or may not be noticed, but the mosl characteristic sign Is a cough which comes off and on and causes a good deal of distress. Often the acute disease passes In a week or so, but frequently it leads to chronic bronchitis In which the cough simply does not go away. If the cause can be discovered and corrected, well and good. This however, la not always easy, and It Is often necessary to use drugs which may relieve the symptoms somewhat. Also, everyone who has bronchitis—the chronic variety In particular — should be built up to the possible physical condition. b lonf-lutlnc •»•«• « bron- chitis in which nothing seems to be of much avail a change of climate may have to be considered if the victim lives In an area in which the temperature is low and changes a good deal from day to night. Sometimes Improvement occurs rather rapidly in such cases If a person goes to a warm, mild climate, although miracles cannot be counted on. What everyone with a long- lasting cough should remember is that this is not something to laugh off, nor is it likely to be relieved by patent cough remedies. It should not be ignored lest a chronic stale of bronchitis set in, or even more serious complications develop. A persistent cough is nothing to fool with. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Some Spad»work Turns Up Adviet By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Serrlc* Many experts would bid one spade with the South hand instead of two nc-trump on today'a hand. If so, North would probably wind up playing the hand at three no- trum This would 6e rather unlucky for declarer, for East would probably open hearts and thus five declarer a great deal of trouble. As the hand was actually played, West was the opening leader and could not guess that a heart opening lead would be best for his side. W'st wonderexl whether to lead a spade or a club, and finally chose the club because It was the longer suit. It wasn't hard for South to see that the contract might well depend on getting the most out of his spades. How should this kind of suit be played to beet advan- taeeT If each defender has three spades, It make* no difference how the suit Is tackled. South can knock out the ace and establish his last small spade by force. II fee spade* are dltvded four- Secretary of Agriculture Charles F. Brannan's famous plan proposed that government aid cease on all produce over $25,000' mar keted from a single farm. This was criticized as "socialistic." The Scott plan might be difficui to administer. It is easy to contro the present acreage allotments jus by measuring fields. Bushel and pound q.uota limitations might be something else again. Many farm operators.-migh start looking for loopholes . Bi| farms could be subdivided, among sons or forty-second cousins. New leases could be worked out with tenants. Overquota production could eas ily be concealed. Surplus mlgh be' diverted to a black market. What the Scott plan would di to price levels no one can foresee The free market price might be driven down to the 50 per cent o parity level. Big farmers would then be pro ducing for the market. .,Smal farmers would produce fo~r the government. And the surpluses might become even bigger. These are just a few of the bug. that will have to be removed De fore the North Carolina senator'! new plan can be considered a cure for what ails the farm situation two, however, South's best chanc is to lead through the ace in the hope that a doubleton ace wil capture only small cards. With this object in r ind, declar er won the first' trick in dummy with the king of clubs and led a low spade toward his hand. Eas played low, and South won with the king of spades. Declarer next got back to dummy with the ace of diamonds and led another low spade towards his hand. This time East was obliged t' play the ace, capturing only Erskins Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By EMEINE JOHNSON NEA Suit CerreapMidmt BOLLYWOOD — <NIA> — Exclusively Your«: Everything It gong up thes* inflationary day: Including Uiat skirt In the famous hitchhiking *c«M In "It Happened On Night.' • it's Jun* Myson who exposes her leg instead of h*r thumb this time In th* miulcal version of the old Claudetle Colbert-Clark Oa- bl* hit. And take Director Dick Powell's wore: for It: 1 told her to raise her skirt as far as she could go. It's up 90 per cent higher than Claudette's. Times have changed." Maybe not ai high *• Marilyn Monroe.'* went <m that windy New York street corner bit, a* June wlnka: "With much more finesse." The New York-Hollywood grapevine keeps twisting with reports that all is not well with Judy Kolllday and hubby David Oppen- helm, but he'll be in movietown with her for Christmas. His job with Columbia Records kept hlm| in New York when Judy came' west (or the movie version of "The Solid Gold Cadillac." , JEFF MORROW joins the laugh league in a role with Martin and Lewis in .their latest, "Pardners." When an executive at Paramount asked Jeff if he could live through a picture with Martin and Lewis, he replied: 'I've worked with Mae West and an actor hasn't lived through anything until he's worked with Mae." weodamaa uM: "H*'a w rich ha has four Cadillacs —. MM f*r »ch dlr«ctlo»." OrMhMirt »t Ik* Red Snapper: "Sh* h»a ail »o«r. glan figure but it'a wrta lumpy around quarter of six." This is Hollywood. Mr». Jenea: Dept.-of-no-chance-taklng. It's la Clark Gable's contracts that tw has to win the girl at the end of his pictures. MARILYN MONROE alls everyone who kids her about doing "The Brothers Karamaiov": "Did you ever read the book?" I'm wondering If Marilyn's ever read It ... Eartha (Santa Baby) Kill's holiday record this year: "Nothing For Christmas." . . . Kirk Douglas, who collects 1300,000 per movie, is beaming over a f21tt.25 check from Dacca records. Royalties on two .icords he made as a publicity gimmick for "201000 Leagues Under the Sea" and "Man Without A E:ar." . ., That very retiring Betty Hutton has agreed to a return appearance in Las Vegas at the Desert Inn. . . . The huge bouquet of flowers handed up to Dorotny Dandrldge on her opening night when she returned to night-club warbling was from her 20th Century-Fox bosses. That ought to spike the rumor that all isn't well between Dorothy and the studio. GARY COOPER'S reaction to Hollywood's remake of one ot his greatest hits, "A Farewell to Arms": "It's okay with me as long as Tm not In It. I'm opposed to remakes." The Wltnel: talking about a before-hlgh-taxe* itar, .a Hollj- 75 Ytar« Ago In B/yth»>ri//e James Terry was elected president of the Cotillion Club at i meeting' at the American Legion Hut. He succeeds William Lawshe. Other officers are James Hunt, Mrs. Dixie Crawford and Farris McCalla. W. S. Johnston has been named a "county key man" in the Arkansas Wildlife Federation which has been reorganized. Lanier Reed, former professional at the Blytheville Country Club, has accepted a position as pro at the Palatka Golf and Country Club at Palatka, Florida. NORTH (D) W873 « AKJS *KQ7 WEST EAST * 10874 *A8 V K J VQ10951 »83 »Q1097 + 8553: SOOTH AKJ6 J • 942 + AJ10 Neither side vul. Norik East Sooth West 1 • Pass 2 NT. Pass 1N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening leed—41. small cards from the North and South hands. South wa* thu* tble to make three spade tricks, as- i-ring hit game contract. If South had led the first spade from his own hand, he would have been obliged to play dummy's queen In order to fore* out the nee. He would then be able to win only two spade triers, and this would cost him hi* Mm* contract. . . Th* correct procedure with til such holdings Is to lead'towards the hand that has two honors. If you are allowed to win th* first trick with one of the honors, reenter th* other hand and lead towards the remaining honor. This puts you In the best position to take advantage of a doubletoa tee. A KAN8AI editor Insist* women haw two mala alms to ohaeskn clothes: 1. To make them look slimmer; 1 To make .men look (I0wi> Q—The bidding hai been: South West North East 1 Diamond Pan 1 Heart P'" » B You, South, hold. 4AS1 *4 »A KU 6t *AJ74 What do you do? A—Bid lw» ehibt. You e*n a/ford inly this exploratory bid. If N«>h reWdi, j«» will try for rame. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You. South, hold: 4AU ¥4 »AK 10IJ AAKJ7 What do you do? Answer Tomerrew Rod Steiger Plans Remake Of Himself By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD Ifl—Rod . Steiger plans to abandon his '• flourishing movie'career for Europe,. Crop JO pounds and return a new man. What is wrong with the 61d one? Nothing that'Hollywood can see. An unknown « year ago, - he garnered much notice and an Academy nomination as Marlon Brado's brother in "On the Waterfront." Since then he has played Jud in "Oklahoma!" plus top'roles in "The Big Knife." "The Court Martial of Billy Mitchell" and "Jubal Troop." Now he's vying with Humphrey Bogart in "The Harder .They Fall." He could keep busy indefinitely with the • other offers he's had, earning well over 1100,000 a year. So isn't he.happy? Not Happy "No." said the brooding Steiger (rhymes with tiger). "I don't think I have fully realized my potentialities, "as it is now, I can earn a comfortable living as a character actor. "But I think I can do more than that. I'd like to do the kind of leads that Spencer Tracy did when he was a younger man. "I believe I couid do it if I dropped a few pounds. The weight is wonderful for character roles, especially some of the older men I've played (he's 30). I went up as high as 225 pounds for Jud. Now I'm down to 200 and I've got another 10 to go. Not Another Tony "Of course, I'll never be a Tony Curtis, but I think I can look something, like die Tracy ot Jean Cabin 'type of leading man. That type seems more attractive to me anyway." WHh'six pictures behind him. h» plans to rest on his laurels (or a spell .and enjoy Europe. He's an Independent cuss, as Hecht-Lancaster 'found out. Steiger played the original "Marty" on TV; When Hecht-Lancaster bought the Paddy Chsyefsky play for a movie, they sounded out Steiger to repeat his role. They wanted him to sign a term contract. He refused. So Ernest Borgnlne got the part, and It made him a star. Does Steiger regret missing the film "Marty"? "Yes," he replied. "But principal means more to me. Supposing I signed a term contract: That would mean I'd have to do anything they told me to. Titty per cent of the pictures might be good. But the other SO per cent could be sinkers." 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