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PAGE FOUR THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER KKWi TUB OOUHI1B NBW8 OO. H. W. HAWnee, Publfcher HARRT A. HAINBS, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrtrtistng Manaser Sole National AdterJlsing RepresentatiTw: Wallace Witmer Co., Neir York, ChK»go, Detroit, Atl&nu, Memphis. Entered as second claw matter at the post- o«ic« »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under »cl ot Congress, October 9, 1917. Member ot The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city oi Bljhevilte ot »ny suburban town where carrier service to maintained, 26c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 16.50 p«r year J3.50 for six months, J2.00 for three monthts: by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS And he salth unto them Be not affrighted: T« seek Jesus of Nazareth, which was crucified: h« Is risen: he is not here: behold the place where they laid hto.—Mark 16:6. » * * "Christ, the Lord is risen today." Son of men and angels says. Raise your joys and triumphs high; Sing, ye heavens, and earth reply. —Charles Wesley. BARBS Why ic It that people fret more about the things they want but never gel than they do nvM- thi» thinrx IhRV lose? over the things (hey to«e? As we come to the end of the football season lots of iolks realize how many fish there were in the football pools. * * * One mind can affect another »l a distance, says B. psychologist. Like a man turning pale after trumping his wife's ace. 3f> ^f. it- A new married man seldom suggests lo his wife how to bake a cake. Maybe because he knows she has concrete ideas of her own. * * * Funny how we kicked about the heat this past summer that's going to cost us plenty this winter. Period of Uncertainty Politicians as a breed are given to wishful thinking. Probably no harder wishing \vas ever clone lhan the Republicans are engaged in rigdit now as they .awuil President Eisenhower's decision whether or not to run again. It is in this light that the hopeful comments of Leonard Hall, chairman of the Republican National Committee, must be viewed. He thinks the President will try Jfor a second term "if he feels he is able." But Hall is by nature an especially cheerful politician, given to reading bright promise in the signs he finds about him. We must realize that is what he has done in this case. Hall bus not actually talked to Mr. Eisenhower about a second term. Indeed, by his own word we know that the President, said nothing that even indirectly could be taken as a cue to his intentions for 1956. What Hall is reporting are his impression* of Mr. Eisenhower's health, his mood and temper, and his interest in affairs political and otherwise. He finds that Hie President looks well, is eager for work, and maintains a lively curiosity about matters of national and world concern. On the oilier hand, he finds no discouraging evidence, no signs of physical sU'ain, no wistful comment about settling down on his farm, so on. Perhaps it was the absence of this negative evidence that more than anything convinced Hall he had real reason to hope. hi any event, ue must nnderslaiui that no positive cue has been given. We are still in the phase of uncertainly, where men i-an only givf us their -,rr.- pi'fssions of what the President rnii-hf. do. It is a phase thill, may last I'M- rr.f.r.y weeks to come. A Strange Silence When the United States exploded a hydrogen bomb in mid-Pacific vehement shouts of protests went up from many neutralist quarters, around the globe. It was an outrage, they said, and all further testing ought to be halted. Our position in the matter wa» not helped by the fact that Japanese, fishermen were operating on the fringes of the bomb danger xone and some were affected by the radioactive fall-out. Now the Russians have exploded a hydrogen device. Though not as large as ours, it, has produced a considerable fall-out on Japan proper and h»n led to increased radioactivity in the air over such European cities as Paris. Th« question iei Whw* itrt th« pro- Japan ha« protested, true, but Wi« neutraliett hare for (*« most part been discreetly silwt. There is no wringing of hands over th« unhappy oircamstaiioe* of the Japanese who have been subjected to a fall-out Whose source was much closer than the American explosion. Perhaps the gullible neutralists ac- cofit the Russian contention that the Reds would not test a weapon if we did not. I5y that reasoning, the whole thing once more would become our fault. That's pretty thin stuff, since heretofore the Russians never have shown any disposition to limit either arms or arms tests in accord with what the rest of the world was doing. It may be enough to satisfy the neutralists, however, for they don't need much encouragement to excuse the Russians and blame us. It never occurs to them to acknowledge that we may have to test nuclear weapons because the Russians have an army big enough to overrun Europe if we did not pose that huge threat. VIEWS OF OTHERS Decentralization Can Work The Post Office Department is proving thai functions of the Federal Government can be decentralized successfully, and with the development of the atomic age the pattern may be followed by other agencies. When Post Office decentralization *as begun in 1953 as recommended in the Hoover Commission Report of 1948, the Department had seen little change since the days of Benjamin Franklin, and tvith more than 40,000 postmasters reporting to Washington it had become probably the world's most complex bureaucracy. It had. in addition to 40,000 offices, more than » Half million employes and 80.000 vehicles. And it was the worlds largest savings institution with deposits of more than 52 billions. Among other things the Post office Department was storing millions of records which served no purpose and attempting to manage the worlds biggest business from a single office in Washington where 654.000 reports retiuiring 400,000 man hours were being made on 566 forms every year. To make a purchase of $25 or more a postmaster in the field had to send a form to Washington where it went through '20 st£ps, making the cost of making such a purchase around $20. There was no close supervision in operations and many postmasters felt isolated and neglected. Authority—and pay- was not commensurate with responsibility. As a result, morale was understandably low. When Postmaster General Summerfield took over in 1953 he undertook the herculean task of instituting businesslike management. Decentrali- aa of management a personnel program, incentive awards, welfare benefits, simplified regulations, a pay raise and re-chissification that will mean pay and authority in keeping with responsibility have been some of the changes that are revitalizing the Post Office Department. The result already has been the "better service at less cost" pledged by President Eisenhower. When the decentralization program was begun it was assumed that five ui ten years would be be necessary to iron, out the bugs and get the system operating smoothly, but it already is obvious that the businesslike method adopted through decentralization are paying dividends. And the experiment shouin he labeled a success. —Plflinview (Tex.) Herald. Return to Religion SO THEY SAY BLTTHETILL!!: (ARKJ COURIER 1TEW8 Most Powerful of His Kind in the World SATTRTiAT, DECEMBER 10, 19M '" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By KKSKIS'K JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEAi— The l.aush Parade: At one nine durmK Ins up-and-down career tile late John Barry-more was ula\ ing minor roles in movies. One (lay a friend visited him on Hie set and the talk drifted around to homes er I once threw a .ay. ^ Hoilywoodsman wound up an atli'rnooii at a bar by (tettms his uiiV on Hie telephone. ••GiM ihf> kid? oif the street.^ he .-homed, -Till driving home. Hnllywmul suriTss story: Chapter I: "Hold the phone. Ill ••Me," replied Barrymore. ber roud A drunk was ha., S l.,« onto a : Humphrey Boaart and fOMner lamppost staring- at a Southern world's hcavywemhi dump Jew (•aliornia Automobile Club mile-, Joe Wok-oit worked lose ne "> ».e slim which read: "Beverly: irom of a New \ork street rro HUls-1. llollywood-3." A trium-| durmg the location filming pham smile came over the drunk's j " Hie Harcier Ine\ , . ^ ^^ could handle Joe in a fishl?" "With a script." replied Hoc Peter frfson's Washington Column — 'No Warmed Over New Deal' Is Adlai Stevensons Rallying Cry Someone was braKKins to Slapsyj Maxie Rosenbloom about his ancestors coming over on the: Mayflower with the founders of America. : That's nothing." said Maxie. ' I have an uncle who came over on: the Queen Mary with Sam Gold-; wyn." ' Name of a Chinese laundryman tin I.a Brea Avc.: , Tuck Yn In." : Talking about a certain Holly-; wood.sman. Jimmy Durante said: 1 •T couldn't warm up to that guy [ if we was cremated together." I Jack Benny spotted a row of] mummies in the CBS-TV prop de-! pariment. ! "Hrnmnimm." he deadpanned. "Looks like they just sat through "he'd lust about three round.-. By J'ETKR KDSON NKA Washington Cur respond WASHINGTON — 'NEA I he intended to go forward on his clone nothing legally wrong. But ! own program. they did not raise the ethical stand- in i In other words some political) ards and so had to be allowed to ... .. Adali Stevens >n's speech at Dulutb.! observers feel that one oi the great- resign. Minn ihere was one paragraph: est challenges the Democrats have In neuahmng Stevensons speech nave received the [ to overcome is in divorcing them- as antibusiness. another of^hi^mi- that may not emphasis it deserves. "We're serving notice now. said Stevenson, "that there is going to be a change. 1 don't mean change—a change thitL takes up] where we left "oh in 195'2. that aoes ahead aiiam with some ol the things that need doing . . ." ! That phrase. "No warmed-over I New Deal" is one that Stevenson seems to have nailed to his ma. c t- licad. It expresses better than anything else he has said so far what selves from the past New Deal' portant statements may have been mistakes- For those mistakes are! overlooked. what helped them lose the '52; "Let us be quite clear Unlike the cynical, biuer depression children of a generation ago, today's college students are displaying a lively interest m religion. For example, in 19;H> a bare 35 students used to show up Tor Sunday episcopal services at. Harvard. Now 500 attend .services on Sunday and 200 on Wednesday. Harvard if typical of hundreds of hundreds, of other campuses across the nation. Chapianu are now almost as important a fixture on a campus us a football coach. Courses in religious studies are crowded College officials, studying the movement, describe the upsurge m reli.- gion as a. "revolt against revolt." Depression-day jsUi tie fits were in revolt fiverything, including religion. The wheel ha.s now come full circle. To- cli-y's student, has begun to "doubt the doubts", as one professor explained it, of the revolutionary 1330 J. Tr.e discussion of religion IIR* even become inr-eilecu.aiJy respectable. Educators of !00 years 330 held the theory that H ras impossible to un- fj*r«tar.d western civilization without studying \*A roois in Hebrew-Christian philosophy, which cs.ied for a knowledge of the Bible. Perhaps that rheory will return to respectsbiluy, too.—Carlsbad •K.M.' Current-Argus. Every American soldier is instructed by the Army to try to escape if he »» raptured. That was what I was trying to do.—Lt. Col, Paul von Liles, Weal Point graduate accused or Riding the enemy while a prisoner m Korea, telling of hi« "master escape plan." * ¥ * What in the world are w« going to do to t*kf care o( them all.—Mrs. E. E. Nelson, mother of quads, who already bus seven other children. * * * Education must foe free and it must tae good. —President Eisenhower tells Educational Conference. * ¥ » There U no justification by which any foreign country still h«s territory In India.—Soviet premier i vtttMni In India. election. Stevenson's later speech in Chi- New Deal antihusiness declaration. It, warn'!. Thw is what Stevenson criticized: "Eight of the leu members of the Cabinet and almost 1 three quarters of. the men appointed to hit;h executive office m the past three years have comi: from the same .•.-eminent, of the community—big j "Let ! this," he said. "There is flict between r he Democratic party and business." Any other kind Sgt. Friday At Wat with 'Climax By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD I.T- - -I'll glw those rascals » run (or their money." This. ir.iiLs;.tted into Linnly-pa- per eniilish, was the vow of Jack Webb The sleek sleuth of Drajtnet has declared war on CBS' Climax. which has nudged him out of tlie I0 p ^ shows for the first time in his TV history. Webb, who fought his way v> thi> top of the show business heap. i isn't going to take this silting TV alley Is laughing it up about | down ; N0i i itl his plan of attack fhe telefilm producer who called i, s to move n js show from the 9 [he local stockyards on the phone j ^ m lo lhe g;3 Q s i o; . and asked to be connected with a "We've always had ;o fight for corral. [ om . audience," he explained. "W« "Just hnld the. receiver up U the \ never had a strong show before or after us. I don't mean they weren't good .shows; I mean we didn't inherit any audience from them. "Now at 8:30 we'll follow a double feature." Red Skelton after several years in live TV: "I've only gol one nerve left— and that's doing the conga." r-orral.' fellow, for mj said the budget-const-ious "!'n making sound effects new western series." Milton Berle after meeting John about Carrndme [or the first time: " "He looked like an old pipe clean- Groucho. and that ollyht to do us a lot of good. After all. they P"" Climax on at 8:30 and they always managed to have » cliif- hanger at five minutes before nine. Pretty sneaky, f don't blame It is what all ihe shouting Is • about, in Democratic circles as | Governor Harriman of New Yovk. Governor Williams of Michigan a nd other a s yet una nnoum:ert candidates scream for more rich red Republican blood and raw elephant meat reform. If Stevenson should by any chance be elected president, one of his first tests would come in selecting his official family. He might call back to duty a lot of tired old New Dealers who did tlie Democratic party no honor in past administ -aliens. That would be the signal he was froing to serve up a \vftvmed-<iver New Deal. If he should bring in n brand- new team, it would be the signal "Is this a thins?" asked of policv state-1 If East were able to win the trick. nent would be as ridiculous for the! the spades would break no worse! people lor not waning lo turn the lhan four-two, in which ca.se dum-; dial to see us. my would be able to win the nextj "But I don't think our oniv prob- the three .spade tricks. Either way. ihe| lem is m time slotting. Perhaps | slam would be -safe. ; we can do A better job than what we have been doing. Now wc'ra Democrats as 'ie a n t i 1 a b o r speeches of COP Senators Goldwater and Knowland are Republicans. Stevenson. "I doubt it," he saidj answer Ui hi.s own question. For if the Democrats should win the 1956 elections, they have to depend on business cooperation to maintain full employment, pay taxes and keej the economy booming. No. U.S. political party can afford lo be "antibusinesa." Since the- hand \vt\s plaved in a tournament, South hat-! putting more money into the shows ed "to ijive up the chance that the: and we've got some new gim- ed spades were actually three-three. In this case he would be able to win all fivt- spade ,inc:k.T and thus make his contract, with an ovennck. Democrats' extreme left-wingers; pll t up the , may have done Stevenson a great i favor bv trying to brand him as a "anri I suspect businessmen by and I larue doubt it too." Without namine them. Governoi middle-of-the-roader. Stevenson WHS criticizing the rasps' Governor Stevenson is believed of Ex-Secretary of the Air Porse; to j la \-e made n shrewd Harold Talbo -. E\'-Di.xon-Yates Ad- vi-.or Adolphp H. Wenzell. Ex- rublic Buildings Commissioner FPU-I- A. Strobel and Ex-Interstate Commerce Commissioner Hugh W. Cross. The Republican party and the whole business community are vulnerable on ,the records of these ex-officials who tried to revive declaring thai "moderation is the spirit of ihe times." It should have more of an appeal to the independent voters, who swunir victory to the Republicans last election. For Governor Sleven.son, moderation may be a lot better politics than the warmed-over New Dea* some of hi.s more radical rivals are "Ihe Old Deal." They may have | trying to cook up. tlx Doctor Says — EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D Written for \KA Service king of spades from, Elii.sL discarded a club. 1 and now the apadt- suit could notj micks." One of the new gimmicks, is a real romance for Joe Friday. He has h;id a gal in the past, but it was clone as an experiment to test '< public reac-non. The reaction was j Webb added that he has a new selling to wort with. He has done a lot of filming at Las AngeleS' modem police headquarters. HIS be brought in. South couldn't find anv way lo win 12 tricks irom this point on, and his greed for "'Mem ponce ncaaquarii-rs n» (he extra trick thus cost him ti^ 1 ™ show at the 8;3 ° U ™ i?^ 1 —will feature a tour through tht vulnerable slam! building. Q— The bidding has been: South West North 1 Diamond Pass 1 Heart Pas? Fach venr a number of tragic, air at once. and unnecessary deaths result and giving: oxygen Artificial res}.' from accidental carbon monoxide poisoning. Carbon monoxide is an as possible are desirable. gas which appears in dangerous quantities in the air we breathe when too much oxygen is burned Fire pariment crews, police, and gasj nfiorlrssl company employes are usually j ! trained to give rapid emergency! treatment for this for mot poisoning. Taking a chance on being JACOBY ON BRIDGE ; Greed for Trick Slams Back at Him By OSWALD JACOBY Written for XEA Service Seven diamonds is the besl con-' Iract in today's hand. At this con-! tract, South can cash the U»p re- hearts, rliif a heart with one of de- Yflu, South, hold A653 ¥4 4 A K 106 I *A Q J 4 What do you do" A— Bid two chibs. A natural rfbid in vour second suit. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same a,< in ihe qiic-slion jusl anfvvetKi You, Smith, hold *f, |3 V4 2 » A K 10 fi +A Q.M What do you do? An.vwrr Tomorrow J5 Years Ago In BlythcYiilc Mrs. E F. Fry and Mi.ss Mary Hubler'spent, Saturday shopping in Memphis. Mrs. Allan Walton and H. C. Knappenberper were in Memphis Sunday for the professional football game. Paul 'Beari Bryant of the V.in- derbiit coaching staff, will be chief speaker fit !he annual Chickasaft' Auiietic Club fooibail banquet, it was announced today by W. J. Wunderlich. president. Ben Butler of Qpceola is spending several days in Little Rock on business. 1 vived does not make much sense, i dummy's diamonds, get to his hand President's Wife Answer to Previous Puzzle likely be open. .When a person breathes in a toxic i poi.suiious i amount of carbon monoxide this ijas combines with as henicdobin and replaces the ox> t;en which is normally attached to the hemoglobin. This results in starving the tissues for lifc-Miving oxygen and the person who is exposed long enough to sufficient quantities of carbon monoxide quickly becomes uncon- scias and, if continued, dies without regaining consciousness. When only small amounts of carbon monoxide are present warn- in£ symptoms may be present such as headache, dizziness, nausea, muscular weakness, and a gen- eralh uncomfortable fcelinc;. It is only when 1 rfie amounts of carbon monoxide are present that] t: : victim becomes drowsy and unconscious so fast that Ihese symptoms are absent. There is probably no such tiling I »s chronic poisoning from carbon | monoxide. One would expect It to be found In people who are ex- psed to small amounts of carbon monoxide for long periods of time, such as thse working In certain mining: operations, near furnaces, or In garnnes. Actually such pel- sons do not. seem to be harmed In any way. The tise ol defective stoves or lurnaccs nnd running the motors of .automobiles in closed garages. however, arc Invitations to lhe next world. If still nlive, ft person who has been exposed lo carbon monoxide thouM b* Nunoved Irom UM tad atiditional safeguard. Everyone should know, too, that it is highly dangerous to try to warm up the engine of a car in a closed garage YOU CAN believe that progress', i=, being made toward cutiinRl down on traffic accidents when you hear a knot of men at a party ] swapping lies nnd bragging about which one has the slowest, safest r ,, lr . _ Florida Times-Union. EVENT of the Week: In London at ihe automobile show Lady No- rnh Docker displayed a new Daimler, a gold-plated coupe upholstered in six zebra skins. "I decided zebra would be best." Lady Docker,told reporters, "Mink is too hot to sit on." — Greensboro (N. C.) News. urtit uz Ivtn though some ol the popu lo, ,ono> don't moke sense they Mem W moke dollon. ""«• NORTH AKQ984 ¥42 • AQ97 4 109 WEST EAST 4.1 107 52 V.! 1096 » 4 46)2 South 2N.T. 3N.T. S» Pass *Q87 • 6532 4QJ873 SOUTH (D> 4AS . V AK53 « KJ108 4 AK4 North-South vul. West Nortfc Cast •14 1 » 6N.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—-V high cards. When the hand was actually played. South was in the quite reasonable contract of six no-trump. Moreover, It is Important to.note, South was playing In a bridge tournament, where extra tricks are very important. West opened the Jack of hearts, and South won with the king. Since the problem was lo wl'i at least (our spade tricks, South look the ace of .spades and next led ft low the suit, and South hesitated. At rubber bridge, (he correct piny would be lo cover with dummy's eight of spades. If this won Ihe irlck, MM »Um wouM M *t9nrid. ACROSS 1 Fourth U.S. President's wife.. Pa.vne Madison 6 John Todd V-'as her husband II Persian princes 13 Repeat from memory 14 Strip 15 Hateful 16 Female ITToo 19 Powerful explosive 20 Sign seen at a theaUr 12 Scottish shctpfold 23 Harden 24 Crafty 26 Penetrate n Long fish ' 30 Unit of weight Jl Drink mad« with malt JZTurf 33 Book of map» M Conducted 37 Befoit 38 Diamond- cut ter*c cup 40 Biblical name 42 Dm< edge 43Koofflnial 44 Goddess of infatuation 44 Expunjer 4t Dtahr SJ Assistant! UDiwallM 54 College officials 56 High-strung DOWN 1 Fathers 2 Leaves out 3 Prying devices 4 Boy's name 5 Years (ab.) B Gave food to 7Here(Fr.) R Roisterer 9 Feat 10 Trial 12 Asterisk 13 Rats 18 Born 23 Dispatcher 25 Shout 27 Implemenl 29 Conductors 33 Armed fleet 34 Soak up 36 Stupefy 2!Oleicacidsal( 37 Weird 39 Deep holes 41 Homan roads 42 Body part 45 Gaelic 47 Oriental coin 48 Bitter vetch 50 Rot flax 51 Hail!