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PAGE SIX THE BLYTMVILLE COURIER NEWS THE OOUWZB NtWi OO. B. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A HA1NIB, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. KUMAK, Advertising Mtntgw BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1»96 H«t!oni! Adrertlslnl Represent* tire*: Witaer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Hemphli. Entered H Moond class matter at the post- office at Bljthevllle, Arkonsas, under act of Con, October 9, 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any iUburban town where carrier service \i maintained 30c per week. By mall, within a radios of 50 miles, 18.50 per year U 50 for six months. 12.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile lone. $15.80 per year payable In advance. The newspaper i« not responsible for money paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS Tb«n Mid PH'l* t" ">• chlef Pf |est » » nd lo the people, I find no fault in this man. — Luke * * * The most destructive criticism has not been able to dethrone Christ as the incarnation of perfect holiness. — Herrick Johnson. BARBS Numerous cities have put a ban on hitchhiking, but there still are lots of ways of giving folks a lift. * * * It's fu&HT how people will sit through 10 round! of » TV tight just »o they can complain »bout a rank fecMon. * * * Folki would buy more Easter seals if they only knew wh»t wonderful tricks they can do. * * * A Los Angeles man WM arrested after his wife complained he massaged her with n cactus plant. We don't get the point—thank goodness. * V •»• W*T It U th»t teaming to drive » c»r fmit ta •o much culer than learning to drive It •lowly? Rare Species Of Bird While the political sages try to fathom Vice President Nixon's future, it might be interesting to see how vice presidents have fared in the past. The historical record contains some surprises. Altogether, excluding- Nixon, the United States has had 35 vice presidents, of this total, just six served two terms. The other 29 had but one. Two of the six, George Clinton and John C. Calhoun, served their two terms under different presidents. Clinton was elected first with Thomas Jefferson and then, with James Madison. Calhoun held the office under John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson. Only four of the 35 vice presidents served two terms with president who themselves were elected for two or more terms. The four were John Adams under George Washington, Daniel Tompkins under James Monore, Thomas Marshall under Woodrow Wilson, and John Garner with Franklin D. Roosevelt. It should be noted particularly that twice since 1825, at the end of Monroe's second term, have vice presidents been re-elected with incumbent presidents. And one of those, Garner, was dropped after two of Mr. Roosevelt's four terms. This country so far has had 11 presidents who were elected for two or more terms. Thus the vice presidential score is 4 out of 11. If Garner is left out because he was dumped by an incumbent president, it would be 3 out of 11. Some might be inclined to argue it should be 3 out of 12, since Henry Wallace, Mr. Roosevelt's vice president from 1941 to 1945, had two chances at the job but was pushed aside after one term. In summary, it is plain that two-term vice presidents are an extremely lonely band in U. S. history. Israel's Arms Situation A good deal of misunderstanding seems to have arisen over the U. S. government's reluuctance thus far to grant arms aid to Israel. Some of the criticism of this policy is based on the flat assumption that Israel already is at a. disadvantage in military strength as compared with its Arab neighbors, and that the Arab edge is steadily growing as result of Communist arms shipments. It is the present conviction of this government that Isvael is not thus handicapped. The official view ii that the Israeli enjoy definite military superiority today over &J1 their Arab »dv»rMri«t combined. Because of the long-evident hostility of the Arab toward Israel as an independent state, there are "preventive war" advocatei in the latter country. The fear in Washington is that mor« arms for Israel now would increase its ( margin of superiority and encourage- these advocates to press harder for war. That is the basis for the denial of arms up to now. Admittedly, however, the situation is changing rapidly because of Red arms shipments. The Israeli advantage is believed to be diminishing at a pace which should bring the two rivals in military balance within six months. Thereafter, the Arabs are expected to gain an edge. As Washington sees it, our job then would be to restrain the Arabs. Whatever may be said in criticism of America's Middle East policy, it would seem clear it is not founded on indifference to Israel's security as a nation. VIEWS OF OTHERS Stirred To Thinking The South is now in the throes of making up its mind just what it will do about a nomination for the presidency in line with the two existing political parties. Let not any man think that the Souh Is any longer "in the bag." We simply do not believe it. We think that the states right question, including segregation and much else, is going to be the test of whether the people continue to vote the Democratic ticket, support Eisenhower again, as they did last lime. In defiance of the South-hating Truman, or choose to organize a splinter party, in the hope that the election will be close and the whole matter thrown into Congress for decision. All of us are watching the pronouncements of the candidates of both parties. We see that at present Adiai Stevenson is the author of the most liberal statement on the subject. He is so very big-hearted as to state that he doesn't think the federal government should enforce its unwelcome edicts on the South by guns, shot and shell. But we know that politicians are not individuals with a mind of their own, but crftatuers of i party and a platform, and that there Is n segment of the Democratic party that will not allow Stevenson to get by with any sort of liberality in his regard. We have not forgotten the last convention, nor shall we forget It soon. The only hope that the Deep South has in the Democratic Party Is not in the liberality of the views of Stevenson but In tile need the party would have of putting this group of states "In the bag" and counting them already lined up for the "party of our forefathers." That, we know, • has been the practice and belief of the candidates of the Democratic Party for years. But we doubt If It will work at present. Instead, we believe that the people of the South are stirred to real thinking as they have not been In a long, long time. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Life Gets Complicated A warning to be careful about (lying kites near power lines, issued a few days ago, brings to mind the many limits placed in this modern time on enjoyment of life by the younger generation. Thesi; limits, of course are made necessary by the march of progress but they show how complicated, it can be for boys to carry on games and way* of fun traditional to the American scene for decades. The electric company warns that metal kites or kites flown by metal wire or wet string can cause injury if they come in contact with the wires. Along the same line, If the flier of the kite, discouraged because he can't find two feet of land without the shadow of copper wire, decides to take a quick swim in almost any spot in his birthday suit, he cannot hope to escape the notice of a dozen fishermen, probably including women. Or a short rabbit hunt after dark will surely bring n game warden's wrath. . And take the "cluubhoiise" almost every group young boys used to take pride In building in some secluded spot. Many were masterpieces of construction with old crates and cardboard boxes molded into a marvel of walls an doors. But with subdivisions springing up on every bit of land not used by a grower or lost under several feet of water, the seclusion has almost disappeared. Where can a boy fly his kite without making a family excursion to an open field miles outside of town? Or where can a young boy hunt and fish without taking a pocketful of pamphlets explaining rules and regulations on what to kill or catch and how much to bring home? And as a matter of record, a good old-fashioned fist fight between two healthy young men temporarily at odds summons the juvenile officer and provokes an investigation unless the scrap takes place deep in the Everglades. Progress has its point* for some people—but not for boys,—ort Myers ila.j News-Press. SO THEY SAY The President has spent » lot of time on hta farm recently. He finally realizes that it is a lot easier to run for re-election—heart attack or not— than make a living farming.—Sen. w. Kerr Scott D., N.C.), a dairy farmer himself. ¥ ¥ ¥ Every time T pass a church I get itn uncontrollable urge. I always break into churches. It's my livelihood. I never rob anything but churches. —Wesley S. Pond, 38, self-confessed burglar, tells Los Angeles police. # * * When Mr. Wigg is on the front bench he should be more restrained in making an ass of himself. —Conservative party Secretary of War Antony Head lecturing Laborlte George Wigg in a House of Common* 'No Doubt About It-He's for Me' !$!iffiw&^?£t •••'*••'''•'*'' ' Peter Edson's Washington Column Estes Kefauver s Secret: He Talks to Voters in Own Language KKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Whnt makes Estes Kefu,uver tick? And what is it that gives him his political sex appeal? One observer's explanation Is that "a big yokel goes around bumping into people, sticking out his ham-like hand and, saying simply. 'I'm Estes Kefauver. I'd like tc have you vote for me. 1 " It may be that simple and again It inny not. He must be telling people something more than his name, and some of them must be listening to what he says and believing it. Listening to recordings of Kefauver's ofi-the-culT talks and examining the texts of his cam- pa ign speeches this year reveal that his appeal must come not only from what he says but the way he says it. .If he is a demagogue promising everything to everybody—as his Democratic rival Governor Stcv cnson has implied—Kpfauver is not the ranting type. He doesn't loss his temper. He is not one of God's angry men, like Harry Truman. Kef n uver consistently underplays his pitch, deadpan. "I'm not trying to convince you of anything or sell you anything. YOU and I don't need to convince each other." "he (old a Duluth, Minn., labor rally on March 15. Outlining his farm program at Sigourney, la., Feb. 27, In the speech that really started to put him over this year, Kefauver said: "I don't want to try to oversell this proposal to you folks. I don't know how much this thing will increase your Income this year. But, it tought to help. Ana, above all. it will let the secretary of agriculture know that we In the United States believe in family-type farming." If this is political ham, it is edible ham. Kefauvcr's speeches give the impression that he talks to people on their own level in words they can understand, not over their heads like a great statesman. Instead of going into a longwinded analysis of the multi-million-dollar Dixon-Yates deal which he helped expose, Kefauver contents himself with calling the OOP's TVA and REA power policy a "kerosene and cow chips administration." Explaining, Kefauver says the Republicans are trying to put the country back where It was 'in the days when farm homes were lighted by Mr. Rockefeller's kerosene and breakfast was cooked over a cheerful fire of cow or buffalo chips." One other gimmick in the Kefauver approach Is that he doesn't talk all the time .assuring them if he gets to be president, every- WHtten for NEA Servlre. the Doctor SflVS — B> EDWIN *• JORDAN. M.D. By EDWIN' P. JORDAN, M.D. H'rltlen for KEA Service Once in a while a child is born how important it is to do so. A child who is not treated would not only suffer from dental difficulty and serious speech defects with a split in the center of the but""'' B lso severe 'psychological upper lip or a cleft in the roof oi ffaptq Ihe mouth, or both. The iormei • is called cleft lip or harelip and the latter cleft H alate. Both conditions are the result of failure of these parts to unite properly during life in the womb. They are estimated to occur somewhere between once in 800 and 2.200 births. It is agreed that these conditions should be treated by surgery followed by skilled dental adjustments, speech training, anu other postoperative care. There Is. however, a sharp dif ference of opinion as to when op era (ions should be performed, though there seems to be general agreement that H may be done earlier for a simple harelip than for repair of a cleit palate. A recent report involving ,1,034 children who were operated on by the same surgeon for cleft palate over a 10-year period at a single institution favored early operation. "The cleft palate Is repaired, this report states, "when the patient reaches 20 pounds, (s in satisfactory condition, and is approximately 14 months of age." '"hatever the merits of the early or delayed operation, satisfactory aftercare if essential. Speech guidance can be of great benefit. Of the group of over 1.000 children studied in the report just mentioned, ner ly 80 per cent thin? will be dandy. Kefauver listens to little people tell abou their big troubles. In Nashville recentlj, after a long day and a big night meeting 1 Kefauver was cornered by an olc lady, obviously in her dotage. The senator's aides tried to brush her oif, but Kefauver insisted on hearing her out. It developed she was having trouble with her neighbors about her dog. Kefauver turned to the counse ol his local committee and said simply, "This woman has a problem. I wonder if you'd see If you can help her." Talking about his food stamp plan to use up government crop surpluses, Kefauver at Sigourney told about a young man who brought him some grimy letters from ' poor people he was trying to help at a relief center. There as one cute little blonc girl, he said, who came in every morning to get her glass of milk for breakfast, before school. "The fact is, my friends," moralized Kefauver, "that while the blocks away, is running off press releases about 'Everything booming but the guns,' there are children hungry right here in the shadow of the Capitol dome." Is this schmaltz? Is it corn? Maybe so. But in the corn belt, whicl' is most of the country, it seems to get across. Here the parents have an excel lent opportunity to be sensible b; helping the youngster, after th operation, lo lead a normal ln'< at home, in school, and at plaj without paying too much attentior to any problems which might still remain. LITTLl UZ A poor loser is better them e good winner—if you ore ploying poker with him. eHD9 Olympic Vof« SAN DIEQO, CalK. in - San Diego state college students, in a spoke without a nasal sound to | contest sponsored by Gamma Phi their .speech. Most ot them had j Beta sorority, chose campus police- no speech treatment except that given by (he parent.-; though no doubt the parents are instructed n what to do. With the except iui of speech Gaining, there is not much for parents to do except lo see that any child with a harelip or clelt palate gets expert en re e.irly In and that the recommendations for treatment both as to surgery and thcrcaf'er are carefully followed. Since parents are considerably man John Daniel over 14 co-ed candidates for the title of "Miss Olympic of 1950." The contest was part of it drive to raise funds for the U, S. Olympic team. shocked when a child is born with inch a condition, they should re- their short bow much c*n be done and dtmtgo. Temporary Residence TUCSON, Ariz. CP - Edward J. Heath moved his family into A brand new home .n the morning, but they moved out again that night, somewhat more hastily. A • JACOBY ON BRIDGE How to Lose 1400 Point f Wrllle nfor NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY When West led the jack of spades in today's hand, South assumed that West held a five-card suit headed by A-J-10 or .perhaps by K-J-10. In this case, East would have A-x or K-x and would block the suit. South therefore played lo\v from the dummy at the first trick. West continued by leading the 10 of spades without apparent thought, and South wavered. On the basis of emotion rather than of thought, Soulh played low once more from the dummy. This was a fatal error. West now took the ace and king of spades, NOKTH It V842 « J7«J + 74 WIST EAST (D) 4AKJ1084 A3 V5 VKQJI73 • K105 493 4831 SOUTH 492 V A10« * AQ84 North-South rul. Cut Sort* W««t N 1 ¥ 1 N.T. Double Pa Ptst Pa» Opening lead— * J fire started In a wall heater during stay, causing $1,500 and continued with the rest of the suit. East savid his hearts «nd the «ce of clubs, «nd West switched to hearts when he had finished with the spades. South could take only h.is two red aces, suffering » pen- illy of 1400 points! It was all right for South to duck the first spade, but he should hove put up the queen »t the second trick. If East had itirted with A-x or K-x, the suit would now block. More Impertint, if West had doubled mostly because of « stront? iptdt lull (» wu Ui« c«s«) It Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) - Behind the Screen: It's a Bridey Murphy comeback for more than one movie star in old movies on TV. If you look quick at "The Lavender Hill Mob," currently playing the video channels, you'll see Audrey Hepburn in a bit role. It was her first movie. Paramount registered "The Monte Carlo Love Story" as a movie title. A few days ago an independent producer wasn't so subtle about it. He registered the 1 titles, "Her Grace and the Prince," and "The Prince and Her Grace." A Kelly named Grace B convenient, indeed. Oscar hangover note: Ernest Bor*nine, celebrating: »i a party after w 1 n n 1 n f hii Academy Award, wai so happy he even danced the rhumba with his mother-in-law. Sign on the office door of two Hollywood writers: "If you have anything to say. lower your voice and slip it under the door." Pinky Lee is the latest TV star o^ the ropes. After doing a daily TV show for a year, he's asking NBC for a once-a-week appearance next year "before I drop dead." Walter Slezak will haVe thn happy experience of playing his own father, Leo Slezak, in a movie to be filmed in Europe this summer. The father of the famed character actor was a famous Austrian operatic tenor. Oh. no. Oh, yes. Liberace is having a sofa made in the shape of a piano. Glynis Johns, separated from her husband, American soap tycoon David Forster .insists that it's a case of trial division. "I still love my husband," says husky- voiced . Glynis, who married Forster in 1952. Marshall Thompson says he nixed several good TV series offers because he's tired 1 of playing the nil-American boy. "I wouldn't mind being the boy next door so much," he says, "if the character lived next door to Kim Novak. But when I olay thosp kind of roles, I generally end up living next door to somebody like P'nkv Lee or Lassie." The Lettuce Growers of Phoenix wanted Marilyn Monroe o sponsor a crate of the green stuff as a wedding gift for Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier. A few more heads Beaded for Monaco wouldn't make much difference, but Marilyn's advisers nixed the idea. Barry Nelson is predicting his Broad wav-bound olay with Barbara Britton. "Wake Up, Darling," will be as provocative as "The Moon Is Blue." But there's nothing provocative about how Barry feels about TV after two ye?rs of star- rtnqr on "My Favorite Husband." Just before leaving for New York, after loving u up with Ginger Rogers in a movie, "The First Traveling Saleslady," Barrv to'd me: "I'll never do another live or filmed TV series. After two years our show became frantically nervous and nfltMnp seemed funny. When you're on TV every week you worry about making a mistake and becoming a national scandal. "It's not a healthful way to live was vital to put up the queen of spades to avoid disaster. If South had won the second trick with the queen of spades and had immediately tackled clubs, he would have made at least a spade, a heart, a diamond, and three clubs. This would have saved 1200 points! Besides, an actor has Just so many tricks and you can't keep yourself welcoma by too-constant exposure." Barry, denying a feud with Jo*a Caulfield spelled the doom of "My Favorite Husband": "Nobody was guilty of wrecking the show. My difficulty was witfc the role—not with Joan, or with Vanessa Brown (who .'eplaced Joan for the last IS stanza*)." Dinah Likes Things Way They Are By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD tf» — Dinah Shore is a confessed nonchanger. So she has misgivings about current talks concerning her TV future. Dinah has amassed many friends for her sprightly 15-minute songfest on NBC twice weekly. But this year she tried one hour- long show in the Tuesday at 8 spot, It was a hit and she's doing another tonight. Her co-stars are Dean Martin, doing his first single on network TV, and Marge and Gower Champion. Gower is directing the show. Confused Meanwhile, there is much talk about Dinah's doing as many as 26 hour shows next year and scuttling her 15-minuter. It has her confused. "Everything happens at once,'' she sighed, catching her breath between rehearsals. "We're doing our regular show, and rehearsing for the big one. Talks are going on not only about what I'll do next season, but also concerning a contract with NBC. "My trouble is that I don't like to change. I've always been that wpy. It took months of tnlk'ng to get me to move from one record company to another. Hires Short Show "It took all kinds of persuading to get me to move out of Encino. Now we live in Beverly Hills and life is much, much simpler. "I always like to keep things the way they are. That's why I want to 'hold onto the 15-minute show. It's a simple show—well, not so simple, really. We try a lot of ambitious things to keep us on our toes and keep up the viewer lp*°re?t. "But it seems to me there must be a lot of peoole who like to h;.ve a show -" with music and nothing else. At least we seem to have had some 'success with it. V r e had 96 per cent identification (meaning "hat 9R ner cent, of the viewers can, identify the vionsor's product.)" 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Mrs. W. J. Pollard has gone to St. Louis for a visit with Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Robinson and family. Mrs. H. F. Kirshner was elected first-vice president of the state division of the P. E. O. Sisterhood at the recent convention in Harrison. Dr. Maja Skaller is resting well at the BItheville Hospital following an appendectomy performed there last night. Blytheville music patrons will have an opportunity to hear the Blytheville Ghc Clubs under the direction of Miss Nannie Clark Smith which received outstanding recognition recently at the Northeast Arkansas district festival tonight when they present their only concert of this season at the high school auditorium. r Screen Star Answer to' Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1.4 Screen star, DOWN 1 Poker stake 2 Approach 9 She is at home 3 riddling on a movie Roman 4 Basque cap 12 Born 5 Meadow 13 Weird 6 Years (ab.) 14 Organ of 7 Upset hearing • 8 State in 15 Paving Germany substance 9 Bristle 16 Grates ' 10 Nobleman 25 Dull and monotonous 26 Ireland 17 Cornish town 11 Large plant (prefix) 18 Eat away 20 Flake 32 Goddess of infatuation 24 Lion 25 Gainsay 28 Falsehood 30 Bird's home 34 River (Sp.) 35 Indonesian of Mindanao 3D Masculine appellation 37 Upper limb 38 Scatter, ai hay 38 Neither 40 Vegetable 42 Before 43.Cotton fabric 44 Pronoun 48 Narrow inlet 48 Embellish 3! Requires 55 Pikelike (Ish 36 Small island 80 Perched 61 Native mclal 82 Pester 63 Cravat M The earth (comb, form) 15 Penctrati MWwm 27 City in Alaska 29 Passage in the brain 19 Period of time 31 Sea eagle 21 Peruse 32 Presently 23 Click-beetle 24 She Is a in her fieK 33 Novice 41 Rocky pinnacle 43 New Guinea port 45 Join 47 Bury 48 Eager 49 Challenge 50 Mountain (comb, form) 52 Italian city 53 Platform 54 Female sainti (ab.) 57 Oriental coin 58 Column 59 Compass point 55 -

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