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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 6, 1956
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PACE FOUlt THIBLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •nU OODBIKR HEWS OO. H. W. HAINM, Publisher BARRY A. BAINE6, Assistant Publisher PADL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL «, 19B« •oil Nation*! Advertising Representatives: W»lUc* WAtmw Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtliBU. _ _ Entered « wicond class natter at the post- oHlc* »t Blythevllle, Arkansas. under act of Con- trot, October 8, 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By earlier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier sen-ice is maintained 30c per week, By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. J6.50 per year, W.50 for sii months, »2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $15.60 per year payable In advance. The newspaper Is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And frlere not the holy Spirit of God, whcrre- br 7* arc Maled unto the day of redemption. —Ephetiuu. * * * And now without redemption all mankind Must have been lost, adjudged to death and hell by doom serve.—Milton. BARBS There is no such thing as pure air, say scientists. It's hard to believe after listening to politicians. . * * * A rlove compartment of an auto is where i fluhlifbt »lway« teems to be in the way of raw*, lipttick, a comb and » mirror. * * * Bobbers broke into an Ohio drugstore but all ti»y Sot for their pains was a case of liniment bottlet. * * * A borne doesn't seem complete without a few highbrow book! to the bookcase. The owners Aould take time out to read them some day. * * * If. funny how mo«t people have to do a little traeUnc before they'H believe in "Fresh Paint" Campaign Pressure Coming Aa certainly as votes will be cast next November, tremendous pressures will be building up for President Eisenhower to take a more active part in the upcoming election campaign. In announcing that he would be a candidate, Mr, Eisenhower made it clear he does not intend to barnstorm across the country to win a new lease at the White House. Yet the degree to which the President campaigns for himself and a Republican congress will become vitally important as the election battle warms up. And when the down-to-the-wire heat is on, there's no telling what will happen. Two key factors, among others, could cause the President to jump into the fray with more vigor. The first might be panicky cries of help from desperate GOP congressmen who need more than the name of Dwight D. Eisenhower on the ballot to avert defeat. For example, Sen. George Bender of Ohio faces a stiff fight against Gov. Frank Lausche, the Democratic choice for that Senate seat. Republicans already have spoken out concerning the President's campaign role. Sen Barry Goldwater of Arizona recently predicted Mr. Eisenhower "will be doing some barnstorming when the chips are down." Senate Republican Leader William F. Knowland of California has urged the President to swing into key states to bolster shaky candidates. "It is important," he explained, " for a presidential candidate to get out beyond television broadcasts from the White House." The second reason Mr. Eisenhower might come out of his corner swinging Hal Boyle's Column would be a strong Democratic campaign plugging the claim that his health it not up to par for the arduous job of Chief executive. Speaking officially for the Democratic party, Sen. John Sparkman of Alabama declared Mr. Eisenhower could be no more than a "part-time" President if elected again. This line of attack could well get under Ike's skin. In 1944 the question arose as to the late President Roosevelt's physical capabilities. Contrary to earlier plans, F.D.R. undertook a strenuous last- minute campaign which included riding in an open car through the streets of New York in a cold, driving rain. It seems unlikely at this date that anyone would goad Mr. Eisenhower into taking such a risk. His health is properly an issue in this campaign. But members of both parties should guard against pressing the matter to such extremes that the presidential race becomes a sort of Olympic field trial. VIEWS OF OTHERS Glorious Middle Age People who are putting on a little vintage seem always eager to know when they have reached what is known as middle age. There are, of course, many symptoms. For example, hills get steeper; distances become longer; weights grow heavier. There is the classic definition of middle age as "that time of life at which it takes longer to get rested than it took to get tired." Recently, however. I have been apprised of a further indication that may be considered trusfc- worthy. It is the matter of falling asleep in an easy chair while reading, watching TV or just sitting there looking at the wall. A Peachtree citizen was telling me just the other day that he recently had begun showing this sign of middle age. "Darndest thing you ever heard of," he said. "I was sitting there watching this TV show and the next thing I knew it was several hours later, the TV station had gone off the air and all I was getting on the receiver was the bangingest snowstorm you ever saw. At first I didn't realize what had happened but as soon as consciousness fully returned, I knew I must have fallen asleep without knowing it." This seems to be a clear-cut case of what we're talking about. It is one thing to set about deliberately to take a nap but it is a nightmare of an entirely different color to fall asleep while trying to slay awoke. Research among people in age groups between 20 and 30 (or even 30 and 40) undoubtedly would show that they rarely, if ever, go to sleep unintentionally. As a matter of fact, some of them rarely ever go to sleep at all — but that is not within the purlieu of this discussion. Another Peachtree citizen confides that middle age may be suspected when middle-aged women begin looking more attractive than they did — well, say 10 years ago. "I consider Hits a definite symptom," he says, "and, personally, I am in favor of it for the reason that if middle-aged women look better to me I likely look better to middle-aged women." There is no doubt about his age bracket. Personally, I don't see why some people pull back so strenuously from admitting middle age. If a person Is ever going to have any sense he must acquire it by then. Demands on one for physical exertion are certainly not as great. So many distractions of youth have been dispensed with that one may settle down to the genuine enjoyment of life's simple .pleasures — such as falling asleep in one's easy chair while reading a book or watching TV. So, regardless of symptoms, indications and whatnot, don't sell middle age short. It should be a glorious time of life, And, furthermore, you still have old age to which you may look forward. — Ernest Rogers in Atlanta Journal. SO THEY SAY With an Industrious population of 89 million and the biggest concentration of technological brains, industrial know-how and managerial experience in all of Asia, Japan may well be regarded as the ultimate pri^e of the Communists. — Mosayuki Tani, new Japanese envoy to the U. S. * # * At this (2,500 m.p.h.) speed an aircraft could beat the sun around the equator by about H hours, or circle the earth in less than half a day. — Dudley C. Sharp, assistant Air Force secretary, says planes capable of 2,500 miles an hour are "not too far away." Installment - Plan Vacations Give Bahamas' Economy a Giant Boost 87 HAL BOYLE NASSAU, Bahamas Wi — Leaves from a touring notebook: Tourists and tax-fleeing dollars tre creating the greatest boom In tbe 464-year history ol the Bahamas. The first tourist wis Christopher Columbus, who landed In these Islands of eternal summer in 1492 murmuring, "India, I presume?" Although disappointed In his quest for t shorter route to Bom- hRv and O it t h t y, Chris was cheered to find the climate was balmy and the sturdy natives had neither Income nor inheritance Uxes. II to HH DM* w*r. green waters, it Is becoming a year-round vacation haunt for the many. Visiting stenographers, flying in on a trip paid for on the installment plan, outnumber the millionaire sportsmen who steam or sail here in their own yachts. The growth of the tourist industry can be seen in these figures. There were 32,018 visitors in IMS and they spent $10,407,000. In 1955 more than 132,434 came and left $26,352,000. (Actually, however, In both years the tourists probably spent far more than these figures indicate. This la a British sterling Naafiau for more than half a cen-i raiug* for' Ida, its neighbor across the blue- money area, and for one reason or another niftny dollars expended here don't get Officially reported.) A few oldtimers fear the Influx of tourists will turn conservative Nassau into "another Miami." But most Bahamians are glad to sec a fellow from out of town and sell him anything from a $1.50 straw hat to a $50,000 motor sailboat. Not all the visitors are sun- seekers here for a brief season on the beach or to make a sociological study of the effects of drinking four rum-filled planters punches In a row. Mnny are hard - headed busl- uossmwi from America, CAnidt, Above the Din Peter ft/son's Washington Column — White Sulphur Springs Meeting Produced Nothing Earth - Shocking By PETE REDSOK NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Fanciful stories galore grew out of the meeting between President Eisenhower, President Ruiz Cortines of Mexico. Prime Minister St. Laurent of Canada and their advisers at .White Sulphur Springs, W. Va. A Canadian paper printed a story that one purpose of the neighborly chat was to arrange for employment of Mexican labor on the DEW Line, the Distant Early Warning radar screen operated,by the U.S. and Canada in the Arctic. A Mexican paper, not to be outdone, printed the rumor that the U.S. was going to propose Mexico for full membership in North Atlantic Treaty Organization—NATO. No less fantastic — though making a lot more sense — was the reply 01 a Canadian diplomat when asked what problems Canada and Mexico had in common. ' 'The United States." he replied. The final press briefings gave out that it was a most marvelous! sneettng. But now that the con- '• ferees are all back home, they are no doubt trying to write themselves memoranda on what they accomplished. They're concluding, "Not much." Announcement that Canada and Mexico will join the United States in giving more aid to the free ar * independent new nations is being taken with a large grain of salt. They probably won't give an other dime, becauue they can't. It was Secretary of State John Poster Dulles who seems to have done most of the talking at White Sulphur. What he said was largely a repetition of what he has told U. S. congressional leaders and the Cabinet in private, and the American people over the air waves, about his recent trip around the world. He is reported to have added nothing new. . But he apparently made it clear that he does not trust the Russians any more than he ever did - which ie not at all. His concern is greater than ever over possible future Russian moves in the Middle East and Communist Chinese moves in the Far East. Though not mentioned openly, the U.S. internal political situation was made very evident in the background. To keep the larger, international situation quiet until after U.S elections are over, two steps were made rather obvious. One is. the proposal made in the United Nations to send Secy. Gen. Dag Hammarskjold to the Middle East. If that is approved by the Security Council, Hammarskjold can possibly keep the Arabs and Israelis talking for a few months instead of resorting to arms to settle their differences. The other is to keep the talks going with the Red Chinese ministers at Geneva, Switzerland. As long as their sessions continue, there is less likelihood 01 an attack by Red China against Quemoy and Matsu, as the first phase of a larger attack against Formosa. President Eisenhower seems to have made his usual excellent impression on everyone with his sincerity and high ideals. In addition to carrying on correspondence with Soviet Premier Bulganin, President Eisenhower will have other opportunities to win international friends and influence the people of other free nations in coming ; months. Prime Minister Nehru of Indi is coming. So is President Soe- karno of Indonesia — whether the Dutch approve or not. These meetings will give Ike his chance to create a good, friendly atmosphere for future understandings with Jnwahnrlal and Aehmed — if they get on a first- named basis. It is being suggested, however, that these sessions should not be held at White Sulphur Springs. Hotel suites at $250 a day plus a liquor supply might be a little too lush for these new democratic leaders of their people — even though the U.S. picks up all the checks and pays traveling expenses to boot. Besides, they're both prohibitionists. 75 years Ago In Blythcvillc Mrs. Chester Caldwell played cards with members of the Delta Contract Club when the group was entertained nt the home of Mrs. Fred V. Rutherford. Mrs. E. M, Terry, who was injured in an automobile accident ten days ago Is now very much improved. - Mayor-elect E. R. Jackson today appointed William Berryman as chief of police. A son was born yesterday morning to Mr. and Mrs. Max Logan at the Walls Hospital. The baby has been named John Walter. the wealthy few. Now, like Flor- Britain and other countries looking ing for ways to Invest capital that will enable them to escape high Inheritance or income taxes in their homelands. There are no such taxes here. The colony is financed largely by an import tax on all products brought in from abroad. Just how can this ta.v situation help a foreign capitalist? As he explained to me. there is a long- accepted principle in International law that no country attempts to tax real property situated in another country. Suppose you are a rich American with a couple of million bucks or so you'd like to leave your heirs without having Uncle Sam take his usual big whack. • You couldn't start a big chain of liquor stores here. The colony has a rule you have to be a resident for seven yenrs before you can launch a business .competitive with one already in existence. But you could buy up a lot of Island real estate and either develop it or just let it lie there enjoying the sunshine. After your death your heirs can sell the property — probably to some other wealthy old man who wants to protect his heirs — and pocket the money practically free, as the American inheritance law wouldn't apply. If the property I had gone up in value (and it is I going up right now), they might even turn a tidy profit. T misht be tempted to employ this device myself, except the only ; thing I plan to leave my heirs isi * wrist watch. Sunday School Lesson— HVA Serrirf Written for By WILLIAM E. GILROY, D.D. The familiar saying that "the blood of martyrs is the seed of the church" Is true to the early times of Christianity, to much that has happened throughout the Christian centuries and it may apply to much that is happening in present- day persecutions. A question that must be in many minds is, "does history really repeat itself?" Is seed being sown in the martyrdoms of today which will bear fruit in lands that have virtually blacked out Christianity? The bitterest persecution in recent years has been in countries where formerly Roman Catholicism has been strong. The persecution has not spared its highest officials and Cardinals. The imprisonment has apparently been accompanied by attempts at so-called "brain washing," in an attempt to break down mind and will by drugs and other methods. More recently the cruefest and most intense persecution has been in Communist China. While It has fallen heavily upon Roman Catholics (especially the courageous and devoted Maryknoll missionaries), the persecution has been against Roman Catholic and Protestant alike. A Presbyterian missionary recently was permitted to leave at Hong Kong, broken and emaciated in body, with his wife insane from her sufferings. Christian colleges have been disrupted and noble enterprises like Yale, in China, which enlisted the voluntary service of many of the finest of college graduates, have had to abandon their work. Will there be a restoration? Will the blood of the martyrs prove to be the seed of Christianity in China? Or will the labors and sacrifices, the love and devotion to China and Us people, which was the finest that Canadian, American, and other Christian missionaries had to give, go for naught? It is only comparatively recently that notable Americans have given life service to China. Henry R. Luce of Time and Life and J. Leighton Stuart \vcre both born in China of missionary parent?. Stuart remained in China to become president of Yenchlng University, in Peking, and later United States ambassador to China. My fellow student and intimate friend, the late James Livingston Stewart, was formerly vice president of West China University. His novel, "The Laughing Buddha," is a deeply sympathetic story of Chir.a in transition. A Gold Medalist in philosophy of the University of Toronto, he was the author of a notable book, "Chinese Cultue and Christianity." Such notable services are not lost to God. All devotion has its own reward, Bvit it is a prayerful hope that this heritage shall not be lost to man and to Chinn and its millions. One may well wonder whether that which is built on faith and courage is ever lost. It is not inconceivable that in the vastness of China there might come a transformation as remarkable in a positive way as the transformation of an ancient empire, within so brief a time, into a Communist instrument of violence and persecution. LITTLt LIZ About the only thing 10 do for o cold is to sneeze when it wonts you to. «»«• Long Anniversary DENVER lifl — Denver plnns a year-long celebration of its 100th anniversary. It will open In the summer of 1958 and extend into'the fall of 1859. Denver was founded la 1864. Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours:.The smart set is making such a big thing of Grace Kelly's wedding, says Alan Wilson, that the subject has changed from, "Did your relatives come over on the Mayflower?" to "are you going over on the S.S. Constitution?" But don't get excited, Myrtle. A new movie, "Kelly and Me," has nothing to do with Monaco or Prince Rainier's true confessions. This Kelly is a dog. A white German shepherd that breaks into Van Johnson's vaudeville act, becomes his partner and both go to Hollywood. But it's the dor named Kelly, not Van, who wins stardom. Universal-International has Its fingers crossed, hoping there will be no objections from Grace — her prince about the title. LEX BARKER'S first role as romantic leading man In "Price of Fear" puts him in the strong siieht-type league with John Waynt and Alan Ladd . . . Margaret Whiting sold a national magazine an article titled "My Funny Valentines." It's about the comedians- she's worked with. Edmund Purdom, who made Linda Christian forget Ty Power, lifted eyebrows on the set of "The Intruder" during a discussion about film acting. Said Purdom: "The best I've ever seen was Ty Power's performance in 'Nlpht- mare Alley.' " Errol Flynn's birthday cake for his nine-year-old Rory was decorated with the words, "To Rory from the Baron." When one of the kid guests asked, "who's the Baron?" Rory replied: "That's Dad. We call him the Baron." Director Norman Taurog after hir sixth movie with Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis: "Dean is becoming a better actor and Jerry isn't mugging as much. "A wide-eyed Taurog about their line reading: "People don't suspect it, but every day they know their lines backwards. Don't ask me when they study them — because I don't know." ERNEST BORGNINE'S girl friend in "Marty." his pals insisted, was a "dog." "And I was a dog in the picture, too," pretty Karen Steele is telling it about her role of the blonde with mother-in-law problems'. It was Karen's first movie role but you'd never recognize her now, playing a luscious Air Force officer's wife in Bill Holden's "Toward the Unknown." Or in her next, the costarring role opnosite Vic Mature In "Sharkfighter." "I was a real dog in 'Marty' " Karen winced. "They even put buss under my eyes with adhesive '.ape." But her acting was terrific. Even Bill Holden's on a soap box about her, saying: "The best acting is in the eyes. When Karen reads lines, you know she believes them." The young actress, raised in Honolulu, is the daughter of Percy Davis Steele, assistant administrator of the Marshall Islands. Landing the role in "Marty," she says, "was a big fluke. Everybody thought I was from New York." She studied acting for a year at Rawllns College in Florida and had been In Hollywood only a year, working in TV, when "Marty," gave her a movie career. She's a real 1956 star bet. THE WTTNET: Overheard at Jack's at the Beach: "I find it easy to file my income tax but tough to grind any of it off." Not In The Script: William Hoiden, about many of Hollywood's young would-be stars: "They make the miitake of complexint them- telvet Into tomething they're not." This IS Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: A doll walked into the Saratoga movie career. Her name, she said, was "Bry Dee Murphy." Restaurant and said she was a newly arrived actress seeking i • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Doubled Bid Turns Tables Wrltte afor NEA Servlc* By OSWALD JACOBY West doubled three spades in today's hand with great satisfaction. North was sorry he hadn't let East get away with his shut out bid of three diamonds. South was sorry he hadn't gone to the movies. The whole picture changed soon. Declarer won the opening diamond lead in the dummy, noting that East was bound to have the rest of the missing diamonds for his opening bid of three. There wa« good reason to hope that East could be shut out, for East would not have made the shut-out bid with an ace in addition to a strong NORTH ( AK9J V AK104 » A84 *J93 WEST EAST ff» «AJ10>7 (M V9I65 »QJ7 • J «KQ!09&: Pass Pass SOUTH 4QS41 V32 • 7(3 + KQ41 North-South vul South We* North Pass Past Double 3 * Double Past Pass Opening lead—4 J diamond suit. Declarer returned a club from dummy, losing the king to West's ace. West returned a club, and dummy's nine held the trick. Now South cashed the top hearts and rulfed a heart, dropping the queen and jack. South returned to dummy with the jack of clubs and led the ten of hearts. East ruffed with the six of spades, and South over-ruffed with the queen. By now declarer had taken seven tricks, and needed. only two more for his contract. Moreover, it was clear that West's remaining five cards were the five missing trumps. South led the queen of clubs. West had to ruff with the ten, for otherwise dummy would make a trump trick with the nine and eventually another trump trick with the king. Declarer didn't dare overruff with dummy's king. H he did, West would ruff the next trick with the seven of spades and run the rest of the tricks with high trumps, hold he trick with the ten of spades. Now there was no way for West to prevent dummy from winning tricks with the nine and king of spades. South made his doubled contract, scoring game and rubber. VOTERS tend to shy away from the pollticiari who poses the tough question and embrace the one who has the easy answer, when it should be the other way around.—Detrlot News. Missing Words ACROSS 1 The big, ' bad 5 Essential being 9 Vehicle 12 Awry 13 no evil, hears no evil 14 Chemical suffix 15 Untidy girls 17 profit 18 French fathers 19 Fancies 21 Bristle 23 Health resort 24 and flow 27 or short 29 Anna and the King of 32 Wrinkle 34 Take vengeance 35 : and Gretcl x 37 Close again 38 Individual! 38 andhei 41 Railroad! (ab.) 42 Society initiant 44 Italian city 46 Takes unfair advantage 49 Masculine appellation 53 Fabulous bird 54 Home 56 Likely 57 For -— and always 58 Arabian gulf 59 Middle ( i 61 High ot living DOWM 1 Insect ' 2 Leer 3 Shakespearean king 4 Festivals 5 Compasi ; point 6 Continued story 7 Dispatch 8 Worms 9 Case 10 Toward the sheltered side 31 Honeys 11 Soaks flax 33 Donkeys 16 African fly 35 interest! 20 Church 40 Squabble recesses 43 French cap 22 Chinese coins 24 Resound 25 muffins 26 Married men 28 —- and <• penates SOSeaweed 45 Sacro 46 Stuff 47 Faith, and charity 48 Biblical name 50 French —— China 51 and deuces 52 Dispatched 55 Anger ST? wrm ft W !T

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