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PAGE BIGHT BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TKB COURIER HKWS oo. H. W MAINE*, Publisher •AIUtT A. HAimS, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. AdTertialng Manager ~"~"sol« National Adrertislnj Representatives: WallM* Witmw Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, tiemphlr Entered u aecond class matter at the post•(tie* it BlytheYille, Arkansas, under act ol Con- grtai, October ». 1917. Member of Th« Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bf e«rrier In the city of Blyheville or any •uburban town where carrier senlce is maintained, 35c per week. By mall, within a radius at SO miles. 18.50 per ywr »3 SO (or six months, »2.00 (or three monthts; bj mall outside 50 mile tone, »12.50 per year ptjabl« In advance MEDITATIONS Yet I am the Lord they God from the land of Egypt, and thou ihalt know oo god but me: for there Ii no saviour beside me.—Hosea 13:4. * * * When we would think .of God, how many things we find which turn us away from Him, and tempt us to think otherwise. All this ti evil, yet it is innate.— Pajcal. BARBS About th« only w»y jo" MM ie* anything for a, lone theae darn IB to write on*. * * * We--i nevtr seen the little kids on such good behavior. Let 1 * »ee — how many days until Chriitmu? » » * •*Ud_y mum b when MOM folks bare their hnrlto fractions— fifths. * * * It'« fun to be really anxious to get home on «m«, ««cept that It Indicates you're getting old. » * * A doctor at,yt that »fe Is Just a mental condition. Utually youth la Just a tantrum. * » ¥ W« BOW km MM 1*M -MKlrl n-diter out trying to find m atoM to run oo. Time to Close Ranks Ther« could b* no better time than this for the West to make a renewed show of solidarity. That's why it is heartening to learn that Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden and Foreign Secretary Harold Macmillan will come to America in January to confer with President Eisenhower. The fall Geneva conference and the subsequent actions and utterances of Russian leaders make it plain that the Cold War is being prosecuted with new purpose by the Kremlin. At Geneva the West stood together against any concessions that would have turned the meeting into a Soviet truimph. But they scored no major victory for themselves; they merely held the line. This is not enough for the combat in which we are now engaged. The Russians are brandishing economic and political weapons wherever there is the faintest sign they may make bloodless new conquests. When the United States and its friends were alarmed by the Communist military aggressions of a few years back, they rose to the challenge magnificently. Today the challenge takes a different form, but it is just as real and must be met just as vigorously. If we are to keep the rest of Asia and Africa out of Red hands, we must devise a fresh imaginative political and eco- omic strategy for the task. Right now the only thing that is saving us is the stupidity and the rigidity of the Russians. No doubt many Americans are weary of digging into pocket for money to be sent beyond our shores. But if we do not assist in the steady uplift of the backward lands of Asia and Africa, then all the evidence indicates the Russians will. In fact they are already outdoing us in some critical spots. But money aid isn't all the people of those countries want. They seek understanding and sympathy for their problems. With shocking frequently our statesmen manage to say or do things which suggest we are not on their side or at least do not understand them. The Asians and Africans for the most part have resisted the Soviet embrace, But will they always do so if we do not even while accepting help from the Reds, act more forcefully and convincingly to demonstrate the worth of our free system? Sir Anthony will be making his first visit to the United Stales as prime minister. He could do no better than to make this general problem the keystone item of nig discussions with the Prcsi- dint. Ice Is Thin for Both 'Skaters' Democratic Governor Harriman of New York is jumping on President Eisenhower for not having engineered changes in the Taft-Hartley labor law. He's skating on pretty thin political ic«. Taft-Hartley was passed in 1947 during the Republican 80th Congress, gaining majorities of both the Republicani and Democrats then seated. The Democrats promptly made its repeal a plank in their 19-18 platform and repeal or modification has been high on their list ever since. The record reveals, however, that nothing of significance has been accomplished in this direction, though the Democrats have controlled Congress most of the time and had the White House from 1947 to 1953. Democratic Congresses Were elected in 1948, 1950 and 1954. Since the Taft- Hartley enactment, the GOP has held the reins only in the 1952-54 interval. Both' parties have lots of shortcomings and it's fair for the rivals to point them out. But neither party has done a blessed thing on Taft-Hartley and neither should don the shining armor and make smug pronouncements about the othter's failure in that field. VIEWS OF OTHERS vVe'veGot It Made! We may sometime* think we have It tough her* In Eastern Carolina—faced as we are with declining tobacco Income, lack of industry, and desegregation problems—but let us take heart. Things are really not so bad. It could be a lot worse. In fact, our situation has been much worse In thli section for the past 100 yeara than It it now. Everything, they lay, la comparative Let ui therefore remember how bad thlnga were In th§ dying days o( the Confederacy when the Southern people endured military disaster, conquest and starvation such as no other Anglo-Saxon people ever faced In all history. Let us remember darker days In order to be truly grateful for the many blessings we now enjoy. The best reminder of times which were really bad Is found In a letter written to a Confederate soldier by his Virginia wile, mother ol four, as reprinted In "Heroines of Dixie," by [Catherine M. Jonea: DM. IT, 1864 My Dear B— : Christmas la most hear again, and things Is worse and worse. I have got my last kalica (rock on, and that's patched. Everything me and the children's got Is patched. Both of them Is in bed now covered up with confortera and old pieces of karpet to keep them warm, while I went 'long out to try and get some wood, for their feet's on the ground and they have got no clother, neither. I am not able to cut the wood, and me and the children have broke up all the rails roun the yard and picked up all the chlpe there is. We haven't got nothing In the house to eat but a little bit meal. ,The last pound of meet you got from Mr. O is all eat up, and so ii the chicken we raised. I don't want you to stop tighten them yankeel till you kill the last one of them, but try and come home and fix us all up some and then you can go back and fight them a heep harder than you ever fought them before. We can't none ol us hold out much longer down here. One of Oen. Mahone's skouto promise me on his word to carry this letter through the lines to you, but. my dear, if you put off a-comin twont be no use to come, for we'll all hands of us be out there In the garden In the old graveyard with your ma and mine. After receiving the letter, the husband went home without waiting for official permission, was arrested as a deserter and sentenced to death, but was later repflevecU Our troubles don't srern so bad in light of conditions in 1864 do they?—Rocky Mount (N.C.> Telegram. SO THEY SAY Not at all. I don't care who runs. The Democrats ore going to win in any event becauae the Republicans have Just about ruined the country and the government.—Former president Truman to newsmen, who asked if he wai disturbed about possibility of Ike running in 'M. * * * The Chinese people ««m to b« wtisfied with their government. It Is honest and responsible aa compared with the . . . Chiang . . . regime The price may be ilow destruction of the individual. But If this li true the Chinese do not seem to be aware of It.—Gerald Bailey of Britain after a 25-rtny tour of Red China with a Quaker delegation. * * # That the Russians have been exploding (nil-) cleiiri bomb! with some regularity shows their smiling faces aren't smiling all the time.—Sen. Clinton Anderson (D., N.M.) * * * . It's a pleasure to apeak to some Intelligent human beings. Usually I have to talk to ttu city commlMioneri.—Abe Aronvlti. retiring mayor of Miami, comments on his being invited to addresa some college students. * * * He (President Elsenhower didn't say yes and he didn't say no. I think he will (rum if he feels he's able.—OOP Chairman Leonard Hall after pollUc_l conlerauc* with th4 President Always Something Dangerous About This Embrace! Peter Idson's Washington Column — New Optimism Concerning Ike Sweeping Through GOP Circles By PETEE EDSON NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTN —(NBA)— President Elsenhower's scheduled Dec. 10 checkup at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington is not expectd to produce any surprise announcements on his physical condition. The additional X-ray facilities available at Walter Reed will bring U&. to date the detailed examinations made at Fitzsimons Army General Hospital In Denver. While there, he was examined almost every waking hour on the hour. This went on from the time h~ was taken ill Sept. 24 until his discharge, Nov. 11. The seven- week hospital confinement was a week more than had originally been scheduled. Since going to Gettysburg on Nov. 14, the President has had dally or twice-daily examinations. There Isn't pny fact about his physical condition that his doctors don't know. So good have their reports been that Washington has been buzzing for a fortnight with rumors that the President would be pronounced able, to run for a second term. The optimistic statements put out by Republican National Chairman Len Hall and House Republi- can Leader Joe Martin, after their visits to Gettysburg, have given credence to these reports. Only a deference to the Prea- Ident — to allow him to make th« decision and the announcement— has prevented GOP leaders from going farther Uien they have. In spite of Uils, even the most optimistic announcement after the new checkup will not be regarded as sufficient indicatloi of the President's ability to run again. Two to three months more will be required before he can be pronounced cured. Five to six months are considered normal for full recovery from a heart attack. As far as the President's personal desires are concerned, few people on the White House and Republican National Committee staffs have any doubts. They Just can't see him satisfied to retire to peace and solitude on his farm. President Eisenhower's "Code of Conduct" for members of the armed forces is being cited by White House sources as an indication. This code was issued as an executive order last August. It was drawn up by a Department of Defense commission to :_..;ide U.S. fighting men who might be subjected to brainwashing. But tlx Doctor Says — By EDWIN F. JORDAN, M. 0 Written for NBA Service Once more, I should lil^e to point out that lat people as a group are more susceptible to almost all disease! of all ages than those who carry normal weight. Furthermore, on the average, they die youngrer than those ol normal weight. Obesity and overeating, therefore, are problems of national as well as Individual health. It would save i lot of trouble It fat people who really wonted to reduce would forget ibout the pills, hormones, or other substances which they may have heard about and frankly (ace the fact that they are fat because they eat too much; there are few exceptions to this rule. If they would do this and make up their minds to take off the excess fat and really stick to It they can attain normal weight again — a step which is not only healthful but also good from the standpoint of appearance. Thcrt are certain general principles about dieting. Too rapid loss of weight is undesirable and a starvation diet for two weeks Is more hazardous and less likely to be effective than a well-planned slower loss over a longer period of Unit. During such dieting the body must receive an adequate supply of minerals, vitamins, and other substances needed t« meet Its needs. Many who are overweight fool themselves Into thinking that they do not really jat much. They often eat a small breakfast nnd perhaps Umch. too, but forget ivU about dieting at dinner. In order to lose weight, the numbor of calories taking in during th» 24-hour period — and for lots of such periods in a row — must be reduced; starving at a single meal K of little use. Other fat people may eat little at their three regular meals but make up the difference with a few piece* of candy, some cocktails, beer, or bedtime snacks When they express surprise at not losing weight they probably just do not realize how many calories they consume every day. The Use of will power, logrther with kwom'ledge of how to cut down IM food laUk* and whit to con- tinue eating are both necessary. Exact information can be obtained from one's physician or a trained dietician. It Is exceedingly difficult to exercise off excess fat and cutting down on the Intake is considerably easier. As was pointed out in an article a few years ago, it would require a 10-mile jaunt in five hours to walk off an Ice cream soda, or shoveling nearly 8,000 pounds of sand into a wheelbarrow. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Sly Play Cuts Dummy Tricks By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service There was a time when the newspaperman's favorite game was ppker, but the modern nwspaper- man fa more likely than not to be a bridge fnn. Typical of this young: er generation of news gatherers is BUI Gallico. well known New York newspaperman, who manages to give a good account of himself In bridge tournaments when he can find time awav from his professional duties. When today's hand was played in a recent tournament, Galileo held the West cards. Naturally he thought of lending the king of LITTLE LIZ No nwtttf how hard y<wr job, th« povements ore a lot harder. It haa several sections that are applicable to any public servant. "I am an American fighting mfca," the code begins. "I serve in the forcM which guard my country and our way of life. I am prepared to give my We in their defense." The President's executive order declared that every serviceman would ba expected to measure up to the code's standards. The people who have worked most closely with the President say he would apply It on his own conduct. On this basis, they assume that the President would give his life, If necessary, to guard his country and his concept of the American way of life. The President It now In the middle of hli great crusadt, his backera explain. H* won't leave It there, becauae he lan't a quitter Republican leaders feel that if they lose the IBM election, the country will go back to where it was prior to 1H1. Thl» would mean that the Democrats would control the country for 38 out of 33 yeara, if not longer It would practically nean abdication by th« Republlcai party. Ike's supporters now feel mor« confident than ever he won't let that happen. apa.de> Mainat the contract of six hearts, but he stopped to think maters over and came to a better solution to hia problem. The btddtnj made It obvious, that South had the act of apadei. It was also clear that South had a self-sufficient trump ault. If Oalllco led the king of spades, u every other West player did, South would win with the ace of spades, draw trumps, and take whatever diamond tricka uummy could furnish. Was there any way to scotch this plan? Oallico saw that the only chance was to cut'the communications between the North and South WEST NORTH * J10852 • s « AKQ953 *« EAST »109 4AQ10<1 4.J87S3 SOUTH (D) 4>A> * AKQJ10932 *7 + K9 North-South vul. SMth Wnt North Caat J» Pisi 3» Pau 3 V Pasa « » p as» 4 NT. Paw J» Pasi 6V Fata Pasi Fast Op«ninf lead— » 18 hands. This might be done If he led a diamond immediately instead of giving declarer the chance to draw trumps before' diamonds were tackled. Oalllco thereupon opened the ten of diamond*, and this brilliant lead defeated the slam contract. Declarer had to win In dummy with th ace of dbmonds, and he had to continue the diamonds at once or give them up forever. • Declarer cashes the king of diamonds, discarding a spade from his hand, and then agonized in the attempt' to.choost between a third diamond awl a round of clubs. It didn't mitUr which South chose. If h* led the third diamond, West would ruff and take the ace of clubs. If declarer, Instead, led a club from tht dummy, West would takt Pita ace of clubi and return a trump, to make «ur« th»t Soutn would eventually lost i second eluk UMk. Erskme Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSRINE JTHNSON NBA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD -(NBA) - Guys and Dolls. Love may be a many splennored thing to most people but to some people in Hollywood H can be a mighty embarrassing thing. June Allysn and Jack Lemmon rushed into each other's arms lor iheir first big movie clinch and you know what? It was so awkwardly funny the director Just sat there and laughed. He was still laughing when he reminded them: "Ye Gads, you love each other. Let's make people believe It." "I'm a little self-conscious," apologized a giggling June. "It's the first time I ever iji»de love to a doll In front of her husband," said Lemmon, sourly. The director. Dick Powell, who is June's husband, grinned. "Don't worry about it, Jack. If you get carried away I'm the director, you know, and I can always say 'Cut.' " JUNE AND JACK are lovin' It up under Powell's supervision (or the musical remake of the Claudette Colbert-Clark Gable movie hit of 21 years ago, "It Happened One Night." Those two famous scenes from the film, the Walls of Jericho in a motel room and the thumbing- a-rlde sequences, are now musical numbers and the modernized script is so good Jack Is saying: "It's the best role I've ever had In a Him with the exception of •Mr. Roberts.' " Bnt he'i glad It's a musical version "because I'd hate to fallow Gable In a straight remake even after 21 years." But what a difference 21 years can make. The original "It Happened One Night" was shot from a 125-page script on a budget of $292,000. The musical version being produced and directed by Powell has a 206- page script and a budget of J,2000,000! THERE'S SOME DIALOG In Mario Lanza's Warner movie, "Serenade." that mixes fact with fiction so deftly that It explains, in a way, the reason why the movie was filmed. Vincent Price, 75 Years Ago In Blytheyillt Mrs. Rodney Bannister, Mrs. J. Louis Cherry. Mrs. Louis Applebaum, Mrs. T. K. Mahan, Mr! Sheldon Hall, Mrs. Howard Wiley and Mrs. Jack Brooks were guests of Mrs. James V. Rutherford when she entertained members of Delta Contract Club. Mrs. E. D. Ferguson will leave Sunday to spend several weeks visiting her daughter, Mrs. Robert Smart of Richmond, Va. She will be Joined later for the Christmas holidays by, Mr. Ferguson. Mr. and Mrs, Marvin Nunn and daughter Virginia, and Mrs. C. C. Langston spent yesterday in Memphis. Q—• The bidding has been: South Writ North Eut 1 Diamond Pasi 1 Heart Pass YQU, South, hold: AQ53 V42 4AK lOfi AA Q J 4 What do you do? A—Bid two clutM. This iwk- ward huid it too rood for one no- trump but not rood enourh for two no-trump. The be*t bet U to •how * new suit and hope that North cm find ft rehld. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: AKJ3 ^42 •AKI What do you do? Aniwer Tomorrow as Marlo't concert booJccr, wyi to Mario, playing the character erf Damon Vicenti: "My dear Damon, you'** become a controversial ffrure — Peck's Bad Boy. The mere announcement of your name will ren- era.c suspense. Will you appearf Will you sinj? Will you itay far ono act — or for all three? YofTd be surprised at the number at people who will huy ticket* to •*• those questions answered." Especially, I'm sure, In Las Vegas. VISITING GARY MERRILL OB the set of "Mother-Sir!" a comedy about postwar Japan, his wif« Betty Davis nniled Holly woxxi't wide screens — "I didn't realize it would be so much like th» stage" — and said she liked mo- vietown's speeded up production methods. .She laughed: "Fifteen yearn »ro I'd .spend from five to six monthl working in one picture. Today yoo work 11 days tn a film and you can ffive a much better performance." Gary Cooper tells about th« tlm» he was battling with Paramount and went to Africa tor six months: "When I came back I heard th* studio had a new 'Gary Cooper.' Some fellow by the name of Gary Grant. We've laughed about that together ever since. Why, Gary Grant never said 'Yup* in his en> tire life." The Lip Now Shouts At Actors By BOB THOMAS HLLYWOOD (fl — Leo Durocher's baseball training comes In handy with his new Job aa TV network executive. Instead of umpires, he can outshout actors. The highly vocal ex-pilot of th« New York Giants now occupies an office in the rarlfied reaches of NBC officialdom. He's Just as talkative as ever, though In somewhat gentler terms than he used oc tfei diamond. But not always. Not Sure What are his duties? That's what many people wondered when the Lip left baseball for the network post at a reported $50,000 a year. "I'm not quite sure what I'm supposed to do." he replied. "Tht only way I can define the job 1* the way (NBC biggie) Bob Sarnoff put it: I'm an NBC executive." His functions can Include keep- Ing the stars nappy. For Instance, one of the network's big names asked for a TV set for his new apartment. He was sent one—"th» kind that a. shop might lend you while you had yours sent out to be repaired," Durocher reported. The star was Incensed. Durocher was sent as peace emissary. When he arrived, the star launched into a tirade. Durocher matched him declble for declble. "Look—If you want to shout, I can shout with you; I'm an expert at it." said the former big leaguer. "But If you want to talk this thing over sensibly, I'll do that too." tl Incher The star aired his beef, and Durocher said he'd fix It. He arranged the gift of a new 21-Inch set—after going through company channels, of course. Does he like performing? "As long as they don't want m« to be an ar.tor." he said. "If they give me something in which I can act like Durocher and talk like Durocher, I don't mind it." He seems to be thriving In his new post and says rumors that he will return to baseball are so much nonsense. Movie Star Answer to Pr»viout Punl» ACROSS 1 Movie star, Glenn —— 9 He ii at home on a movie SHeisa -—star 42 Wild ox of . Celebes 13 Silkworm 14 Notion 15 Bird's home 16 Born 17 Proboscis 18 Harness parts 20 Staggers 22 By way of 23 Distress signal 24 Father and mother 21 Leather thong 32 rrult drink 31 Congen MPoem 36 Narrow Inlet 37 Enervate! 39 Low haunt 40 Razor strap 43 Simulate 4! Pillar 47 Mimic 41 Hammer headt 50 En tries in ledgers S3 Lohcnjrin'i wife UGtiVinimt M Flesh food M Breathe ipumodically U Scottish •htepfold »0 Sea eagle (1 Arrow polaon « Tint •I Ad DOWN 1 Winnow 2 Heavy blow 3 Flower 4 Removable SFeeli 8 Before 7Rowi 8 Best • 9 False god 10 Not as much 11 Miss West 19 Baseball team 31 Hang as if 21 Goddess of balanced the dawn 24 Golfer's term (pi.) 25 Entrance 29 Was borne 30 Arabian gulf 26 Erect 27 Blow with open hand 34 Weakened, is a ligament 38 Month (ab.) 41 Ester of oleic acid 42 Cooking utensil 44 Abounded 46 Former Russian rulers 48 Scheme 49 Domestic slave 51 Simple 52 Rational 53 Roof flnial 55 New (comb. form) 97 Scatter, aa hay

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