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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 9, 1956
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PAGE 8IX BI.TTHIVILLE (ARK.) COURIER WEWi MONDAY, APRIL », 19M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW* THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAINES, Publisher HARRV A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher PA'JL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising R*pre«ntativM: W«ll«c« Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- tnu, October 9, 1917 ^^^^ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any 'suburban town where carrier sen-let Is maintained 30c per week By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year, J3.50 for six months $2.00 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $1560 per year payable In advance- Tlie newspaper Is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And they lifted up their voice, and wept a^ain: and Orpah kissed her mother In law; but Buth clave unto her. — Ruth 1:14. Lov* is indestructible; Its holy flame forever burneth; From heaven it came, to heaven returneth. Sou they. BARBS Home is where any man can do just as he pleases when his better hilj is away. * * * Th« people who an always complaining that thtf don't jet everirthlnt that's coming- to them ihouM stop to think that maybe they're lucky. * * * Spring-cleaning time is when mom takes a. lot at Junk out of the storeroom* and Junior sneafcs it back into the garage. * * * A schoolteacher says pupils should be taught to speak pleasantly. Even If they have the wrong answers. * # * Smart people limit the fpeni of their cam. Others speed tht limit! Win a Convention Seat With the Republicans and Democrats dividing among themselves on civil rights, farm legislation and foreign aid, it's not easy to make distinctions between the two great parties. So it might be helpful to shed a little light on this confused situation by explaining how the donkey and the elephant go about holding contests for free trips to their national conventions. There's quite a difference. Winning a seat at the Democratic hoe-down in Chicago is strictly a huckstering matter. Trick is to sell the most subscriptions to the party's official magazine, the Democratic Digest. Some 265 persons from all the states and territories who top the list at the end of July will be given scarce reserved seats plus $100 in expenses. They will also receive ?1 for every $3.50 subscription they sell. A college competition will award 25 winners the same deal. As for the GOP contest, it's designed more for soul searchers than salesmen. If you have ever written in less than 30 words why you like soap or tooth paste, this one should be a cinch: It's an essay contest, "Why I Am a Republican." Entries must be no more than 300 words, and anybody between the ages of 17 and 25 can try. Only one prize is offered, and that's an expense-paid trip to the Republican convention in San Francisco. So there's lots of competition. We're happy to report, however, that no politics are involved. The essay will be judged strictly Oil the basis of clarity of thought, originality and interest. * * * Nehru's Visit to U.S Relations between the U.S. and India have reached such a low ebb that the upcoming visit here by Jawaharlal Nehru can at worst do no harm. And unless the unpredictable Indian prime minister unloads some noticeable anti-American barrages, it is safe to say his brief stay in Washington next July will do some good. Nothing replaces personal contact. The sincerity and persuasiveness of President Eisenhower should help to warm, if not defrost, some of N'ehru's chilly attitudes toward the U.S. Now an experienced negotiator, Mr. Eisenhower should be able to field any gripes the prime minister throws his way. For one important purpose of the broad discussions will be to explain U.S. policies to Nehru and convince him of our peaceful aims. We hope, however, that the prime minister will bt Mulled upon to explain hii •harp and often unjustified criticism of the U.S. This will be a good an occasion •s any to find out where we stand with Nehru, who has often exhibited favoritism toward Red China and the Soviet Union. » » » Alibi for a Lost Autoist Next time you get lost on g vacation trip and someone starts grumbling, there's but one thing to do. Stop the car and calmly explain that according to the U.S. Geographical Survey only about 37 per cent of the United States is adequately mapped. So there. Such undisputed authority should squelch the most persistent back-seat driver or in-law. This may be your gain, but Gerald FitzGerald, chief topographical engineer of the survey, wishes it wasn't so. •Postwar government water, mineral and highway programs "have caught us with our maps down," he confessed to the American Congress on Surveying and Mapping meeting in Washington recently. Worse yet, the country won't be adequately mapped for another 17 years, he predicts. Seems that the current rate of mapping is about 4 per cent a year. So don't feel too badly when you lose your way, for Uncle Sam will be groping around himself for a long time to come. VIEWS OF OTHERS No Thank You, Ma'am When we were Just babies. Mama began to train us in what was the accepted amenities of that day. For instance, if you were visiting nt the home of a friend and the Lady of the House >nvited you to have some candy. Or ice cream. Or a cup of coffee with cake. Qood manners required that you smile and say "No, thank you, Ma'am." • If the offer were repeated a third time, you were free to accept it with gracious thanks. And you also were required to "mlrate" upon the goodness, the coolness, the quality of whatever refreshment was provided. The Good Ladies of sweet union knew full well this false pretense in the name of manners and modesty, and they quickly made the offer a third time and gave you the right to enjoy yourself. A friend was recalling how he was trained in the same school down in Pasquotank. He was courting a girl whose folks had come to Elizabeth City with the Coast Guard. They were gentle and well bred people, but In their dictionary of etiquette frankness and truth were paramount. When the girl's mother offered cake and tea, the Pasquotanker, mindful of "his raising," said "No, thank you, Ma'am." He was lying In his teeth when he said it for he was just back from a long hunt on «. cold and windy day nnd was simply starving. So he said, "No, thank you. Ma'am." And the girl's mother took him at his word. He got no tea and cake. After that when he went courting and the girl's mother offered refreshments he knew full well to accept with thanks on the first offer if he really desired a bit to eat or drink. The rule of saying, "No, thank you, Ma'am" apparently has gone the way of the dodo tor today's child. The other Sunday we invlled a 10-year-old miss with whom we had ridden in an auto from church to "come hi and have some cake." She was deeply thoughtful for a moment and then said: "What hind of cake is It?"—Qoldsboro (N.O.) News-Argus. Forest Losses Southerners have a reputation for hair-trigger tempers, and maybe they've earned it. Now we learn thtat enough Southerners are angry about the lire menace to call H South-wide meeting to do something about it. We're in fnvor of a mass indignation meeting that can do something to save our torests. The Importance of forest to economy of the South hits quintupled in Uie last 15 years and in 1954 the value of products manufactured from trees grown in Southern forests was more than $5 billion. Total cash farm income was only $8.4 billion the same year. The forest industry can be worth $15 billion annually to the South by 1975 if nil goes well. But all is not well in our forests. There were more than 7.8 million acres of forest land burned In 1954 with a total loss to the South's economy of more than $250 million. Tliis loss is enough to arouse the indignation, the temper an dthe ire of the South. We hope that what is said at the Southern Forest Fire Prevention Conference !n New Orleans April 13-14 will makt people angry with the carelessness nnri the lawlessne« that means fire in our woods and money out of our j>ockets.—Asheville iN.C.) Citizen-Times. SO THEY SAY We Communist must fully place the greatest discovery of the :>0th country—atomic energy— at the service of building communism. — Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin, on atomic energy. In a speech at the 20th Communist party congress. They're brave people, inviting me to their country. If i go (to Russia), it'll never b* the same. Fled Skclton on a poulble Invitation by the Soviet* U> make & trip to Lucky Dorkhorseshoes? Peter fdson's Washington Column — Ikes Busy, But Momma Has Her Share of Official Duties, Also By DOUGLAS LARSEN And KENNETH O. GILMORE NEA Staff Correspondents WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Nearly every move the President makes these days is carefully reported. On the other hand, the public has no idea what a busy schedule Mamie Eisenhower has been taking on recently. Main reason is that the While House makes it a practice not to publicize numerous callers she receives each day. Bet; ft use the pressure to see the >" Lady is so terrific the names of smnll groups who are asked to come to shake Mamie's hand and chat briefly are seldom if ever given out. It is felt that the feelings of those who were not Invited to the White House would be hurt. Recently, as many as three private delegations trouped into the executive mansion to say hello to Mrs. Elsenhower during one day. In addition, she took over a couple of chores Ike might have tackled had he not been out of town conferring with the Prime Minister of Canada and the President of j Mexico. While the President was away Mamie received a little ^irl who gave her (he first Veterans of Foreign Wars "Buddy Poppy" for 1356. Then she presented White House staff contributions for the Crusade for Freedom to a 14-year- old boy 'from Philadelphia. Highlight of the dreary debate on the farm bill took place late one evening on the Senate floor An older senator, napping in his seat, woke suddenly and startled everyone present by shouting "NO." "Apparently he was dreaming of a roll call." surmises Sen. Morris Cotton (R-NHi who is too polite to reveal the name of the slumbering solon. Later Sen. Barry Goldwater publlcan. On each is written Arizt and Sen. Herman Welter (R-Idaho) were bickering about reclamation. "My state is so dry," claimei Golclwaier, "that I have a frog that is 13 years old, and he cannot, swim." Most considerate congressman o: the year: Rep. Leslie Arends (R-I1I) recently sent blotters to all his colleagues, both Democrat and Re- ubfican. On each is written a poem which he calls, ' 'A Congressman's Lament." Here it is: "Among life's dying embers, These are my regrets; When I'm right no onr remembers, When I'm wrong no one forgets." The Ambassador of Denmark, Heririk de Kauffmann. says scientists should start working on an invention which would permit a man to be two places at once. He made the point when he showed up an hour late for a luncheon in his honor the other day. When he did arrive he startled the waiting guests by admitting frankly that he had to entertain 10 gue.sts for an earlier lunch at the embassy. But having had one lunch didn't keep him from eating a huge dish of vanilla ice cream* smothered in cherry sauce at the; second one. I The Ambassador, by the way, has the kind of servant most housewives dream about. His name is Arno Weber Hansen, and he's a handsome young Dane. Other evening the De Kauft- manns had a dinner party for 30 persons. Arno received the guests at the door, took their coats, mixed and passed around drinks, directed the serving, and poured wine and coffee. One lady could hardly believe it. however, on learning he had also prepared the entire five course dinner. "Oh, that's nothing/' said embassy member. "He iixes the plumbing, keeps the place painted and is a terrific chauffeur.' ' Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD PHOENIX, Ariz. — .Good day for Scotch: Marilyn Monroe is still dropping shoulder straps for photographers but she isn't dropping wordage lor the press about the "new" Marilyn, said to be a great actress. At least she ain't talkhY to the drop-in press, invited here by 20th Century-Fox for location scenes on "Bus Stop," her first movie in a year. beaters and career guides have Studio press agents are willing, but apparently her private drum other ideas. I took the Fox airlift to Phoenix for a. day and didn't even catcb a glimpse of Miss Wteffle Hips. Neither did a national magazine writer doing a cover story on her. And he'd been around for THREE days. The film editor of a big London! Scotch, newspaper had flown 6,000 miles to wait SIX days to see Marilyn. Then they talked for only 30 minutes with Marilyn's New York career boss, ex-magazine photographer Milton Greene, helping out, And even then, it is said. Marilyn spent half of the time on a long- distance phone call. At the Sahara Hotel in downtown Phoenix someone pointed out Marilyn's fourth - floor penthouse but said gabbing with Marilyn ing room for a week, the daily fiow of drop-in newspaper writer* round themselves interviewing each other. And when newsmen interview each other, Scotch comes to handy as an antidote for the conversation. An hour before our scheduled return to Hollywood, Marilyn's private press agent sent a note to the hotel that we could return on a later plane and maybe talk to Marilyn when she returned to th« hotel from the rodeo grounds. But I got to thinking about that fellow from "London who had waited six days to see Miss Wiggle Hips. So did the national magazine writer working on a Monroe cover story: So we decided it was nice but we would leave on schedule. Besides, we were all out of Think you get strange mail? shrdlu ccmfwyp vbgqkj :. Here are just a few samples of Ihe office of Rep. Jim Wright (D- letterheads on mail that come to Texas). American Patriots. Inc. ' Committee to Impeach Eisenhower. We, the Mothers, Mobilized for America, Inc. Campaign to Eradicate the Pink Boll Weevil. Takes a brave woman to defy the weathernan and throw the lirst garden party of the year But that's exactly what the wife of Pakistan Ambassador Mohammed All pulled off the other evening. Morning 01 the party Madame Ali called the weather bureau and was told there would be snow and rain late that afternoon. She refused to believe it, however. So an elaborate outdoor bar was set up under tents for the big crowd Her gamble pa Id off. The weatherman was wrong. The evening was cool but perfect. Only trouble was that (he fresh air sparked up appetites, and the fabulous array of native dishes was devoured before some guest? arrived. was something else again. Then he added, "How do you like your Scotch?" It looked like the beginning of a great day for Scotch. At the Phoenix rodeo grounds, where the company has been shooting for a week, I waited for almost three hours to talk to Marilyn, who was incommunicado with a private press agent while Director Josh Logan filmed pick-up shots not requiring the sta r. She was in her dressing room, a 50-foot luxury traile- with lace curtains and drawn blinds. She was "studying dialog;," it was said, with her new drama coach. Paula Strasbers. Paula, wife of New York Actors' Studio head Lee Strasberg:, replaced Marilyn's longtime coach, Natasha Lytess, when the star won her contract dispute with 20th Century-Fox. But the day's shooting schedule indicated Marilyn had little or no dialog. Just fleeting glimpses of her in a rodeo crowd. After the three-hour wait Milton Greene and a doll representing a private publicity office handling; | Marilyn Monroe Productions came I out of the trailer and said she was I sorry "Marilyn's still studying her lines with Paula. Maybe if you come back this afternoon you can talk to her." "This afternoon maybe," echoed Milton Greene. It as hot find dusty at the rodeo grounds. I hnd heard enough about the "new" Marilyn suddenly becoming a great actress. Director Logan even put her tn Ihe same acting league with Grace Kelly, adding, "Hollywood hasn't taken this girl seriously." We decided to wait back at the hotel for the f]«sh that Marilyn was ready to talk. At the Marilyn Monroe headquarters in the hotel someone again said: "How do you like your Scotch?" It was a good day for Scotch, In fact, we were told, it had been a great week for Scotch. With Marilyn incommunicado in her penthouse or in her big trailer dress- the Doctor Says — B>. Written for NBA Service. EDWIN *> JORDAN, M.D. "About a monih ago my sister had what was diagnosed as shingles." Mrs. J says. "This nffecteci Ihe left side of her head, forehead, and eye, with terrific pain. The eye was red and painful. She appears to be much improved except for the eye nnd I wish you would discuss shingles, especially the kind which nffcct.s the eye." Shingles, or heroes zo.sier. which Involves the eye cnn be panicular- ly ditf.cult. In this region it may not only! cause severe pain but, !e;id to ul \ ceration of a portion of the eye— the cornea— which v equires special care. It Is perhaps this complication from which Mrs. J's sister is suffering. The best skill of an eye specialist Is desirable in such cases. The disease of shingles, in general, is rather fascinating though painful and unpleasant. It is probably caused by a virus which, for some unknown reason, attacks only certain nerve roots and on one side of the body only. Generally, a person coming down with shingles will first have pain and tinplinp for fhrpe or four days, usually associated with fever. It may be difficult ,to know what is happcninp at this time but suddenly typiral blisters appear on one side which make diagnosis easy. Another curious thing about lerpes is that it seems to be somehow related to the virus which causes chichen pox. Some peonlf have developed herpes niter ex- losure to someone with chicken and indeed small epidemics of shingles have developer! nt the same time as epidemics of chicken 10X. Most medical textbooks say thatj here Is no single specific 'treat- 1 ment for shingles. I have received several letteri from poopl* who i have tried various preparations— or are marketing such prep a rations—who claim definite ben eflts for a particular drug or othe medication. Certainly the pain should be treated by local prep arations or pain-reducing drugs If the doctor thinks advisable, one or more of these other prepara^ tions could be tried. As a rule, the victim of shingles recovers in a fe weeks withou any harmful reminders. However some, particularly those who are elderly tnd including those with eye complications have long-lasting nerve pain following shingles. This, when it oc curs, is a most destressing situation since it Is resistant to most forms of treatment. In the very worst 01' such cases, surgery of the nerve or nerve ganglion may be necessary to bring relief. Little has been done in the way of prevention. Generally, herpes developes without any obvious precipitating cause and it is hard to know where one could begin with prevention unless some vaccination could be developed. LITTLi LIZ It is easy to file your income lox. The trouble comes when you try to grind tt down. **«« JACOBY ON BRIDGE Club Squeeze Makes Slam Wrilte nfor NEA Servlcf By OSWALD JACOB? When John Ditto, veteran bridge instructor at ' Chicago's Centra] YMCA, bid and made six spades on this hand in a recent tournament he earned a top score because the other declarers who readied the slam either were careless with trumps or failed to execute a squeeze play. West opened the king ol WEST 4109 V73 » AK1084 4 J10«4 1* J V 4* 4N.T. «* NORTH » 4,142 * AK « Q752 + K873 EAST *983 VQ10642 * 963 #85 SOUTH (D) * AKQJ6 VJB8S * J #AQ1 Neither side vul. Well North fart Pisa 2 * Pau Pass 3 * Pass Past 4» Pass Pass S« Pass Pass Pass Pass' Opening- leaxi— »K diamonds and then shifted to the hree of hearts. Seeing that he couldn't ruff two hearts safely in dummy, Ditto began by drawing two rounds of trumps. Then he ook the other nigh heart, got to his hand with the ace of clubs, and ruffed a heart, in dummy. Since West couldn't follow suit mt nlso, fortunately, couldn't over- uff, Uw situation wa> clear. Ditto ruffed a diamond and led out his remaining trumps. When the last trump was led. South's other cards were a heart and two elubs. Dummy had three clubs and the queen of diamonds West had to reduce to three cards ahead of dummy. If West saved the ace of diamonds, have to throw a club; tried to save all the he would and if he clubs. would have to throw the ace of Oscar Was Special Thrill For Actress By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD WV-When Jo Van Fleet received the supporting actress Oscar from Edmund O'Brien it was a special thrill for her. She remembered back to her days as a struggling actress .When there was more struggle than acting. One of the jobs she took to tide her over between acting jobs was theater ushering. She ushered for a wartime show, "Winged Victory," and one of the stars was Edmond O'Brien. Miss Van Fleet, who struggled for 10 years with little success, remembered a lot of people who have helped her along the way. The person who really started her was DeMarcus Brown, drama teacher at College of the Pacific at Stockton, Calif. When she attended the college, he urged her to try her luck in New York. "At that time, New York .seemed like another world to me," the Oakland-born actress recalls. "But he kept at me until he convinced me to go." After she won the Academy Award, she telephoned her former teacher to offer her thanks for his help. "This," he said through his tears, "makes up for whatever disappointments 1 may • hnve had in.the teaching profession." Miss Van Fleet .admitted the list of all of those who have helped her along the way would be a long one. Principal among them are director ^lia Kazan and producer Cheryl Crawford, "who gave me what I needed when I was at my low points — not money, but Vijne." During those lean periods, she worked as receptionist, usher,, office worker, even behind a soda fountain. And she taught at the neighborhood playhouse, where -he studied when she first went to New York. 75 Years Aqo In Blytheville Mrs. M. O. Usrey, Miss Mary Spain Usrey and Mr. and Mrs. J. Farris McCalla were in Shreve- , port. La., Saturday for the wedding of Max Ove'rton Usrey to Miss Ruth Curtis Fulton. Mr. McCalla attended Mr. Usrey as best man., Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Leech have returned from Hillsboro, Tex., where they visited Mrs. Leech's sister. Mrs. Porter. Before going to Hillsboro they vacationed In Hot Springs. Miss Mary Kathryn Rose underwent an appendectomy at Memphis diamonds. Either way, he would es-j Methodist Hospital Saturday. Her tablish a trick for the dummy, mother is with her. Mess Call Answer to Previous Puiile ACROSS 60 Noun suffixes 61 Blackthorn 6 Whole 7 Upon 8 What yeast dough does 9 Group of sentences 10 Norse explorer 1 Black soup 5 Fruit 9 Vegetable 12 Measure of land 13 Opposed 14 Supply with weapons 15 Italian periods 17 Tear 18 Alaskan dog IS South American plants 21 Char 23 Droop 24 Sleeping place n Electrical 27 Falsified units (ab.) 29 Allowance font Small hole waste 32 Worshiped 34 Ester of oleic acid 34 Distant 37 Distorter 38 City In Oklahoma 3« Hurried 41 His Serene Majesty (ab.) 42 Born 44 Heraldic band 46 Poem form 4> Boy's nickname 53 Rolling down to 54 Horniest cattle 56 Country hotel 57 Musical quality M Burmese demons S» Hypothetical tact* DOWN 1 Saturday night occasion 2 Unbleached 3 War god of Greece 4 Bony chicken pieces 20 Serve food 5 Cooking vessel 22 Military assistants 24 Uncovered 25 British statesman 26 Realms 28 Bride's portion 30 French summers 31 School period 35 Dished up soup 40 Powerful 43 Cheer 4o Paradises 46 Singing group 47 Fruit covering 48 Black 50 Distribute 51 Within 52 Essential being 33 Western show 55 Legal matters w W ZT

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