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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 14, 1955
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fAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (AHK.) COUEIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 14,19M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS ?HB OOUIUm NKWS OO. H. W. HAUflM, PubU>bV EAJUIT A. HAINB8, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL O. HUMAK. AdTMtillBg M*na«er •ote NtUoul Adtertislnt RepresentatiTea: WtllH* Wltmw Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atltatt, Ifanphli. u tecond class matter at the post- (ffie* at Blytherille, Arkansas, under act of Con*. October ». HIT llembtr of Trw Auocl*t«d Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By e»rrier In the city ot Dljhevllle or any Mburban town when carrier serrice It maintained, Kc per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. 18.50 per j»ar, tJ.SO (or sii months. $2.00 for three monthts: by mall outside SO mile zone, J12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things Into his handi, and that he was come from God, and went to God;—John 13:3. * * # Come, ye saints, look here and wonder. See the place where Jesus lay; He has burst His hands asunder; He has borne our sins away; Joyful tidings, Yes, the Lord has risen today. —Thomas Kelly. BARBS Lot of Interference in football comes after the Mason is over, when the alumni get together * * # In an article about Thanksgiving, a writer said •trvinc wu ft tat art. Ajid nobody cared as long p* the oT bird wu nice and done. * * if Speaking ol ailments—don't, to your friends. When you can't master the idea of not worrying you've really got something to worry about. ¥ * * •OK irallen an bnllt along the lln« of street- wi but the window* Are not an hard to open. * * # No matter how far you check back, the hen wu the first to think of the idea of packaged food. Time to Stop'Deals' Which Profit but Few Jan. 1, 1956 seems as good a time as any to apply the brakes to these out-of- town promotion specialists who during 1955, must have taken some sort of a record haul from Blytheville merchants, li would be interesting to know how many thousands of dollars were taken from the town during the past year by theac men. In return, most of them left only the memory of some of the fastest, smoothest sales talk us folks here in Northeast Arkansas ever heard. At least one of the promoters who operated here during the past year has a lot of selling yet to do. The Federal Bureau of Investigation is looking for him, and, if he stays out of prison, he'll have to sell them on the idea that he's honest after all. ' But most of these men have been legitimate. They merely have failed to give anything in return for the money they take out of the community. They approach a civic group or merchant with a sure-fire plan for making $500 or f 1,000, or more. And all they have to of- er are a few dog-eared ideas which local talent, if put to use, could more than match. Over the years, newspapers and merchants in most communities over the United States have warned against the out of town peddler, who often sells shoddy goods, knowing he'll be in town but a short time. City governments have taken all sorts of steps to protect the consumer from these persons. But now, the peddler has gone after larger game and it is the merchant who needs the protection. Att lee Says Good by Many Americani many times have disagreed with Clement Attlee, resigned leader of the British Labor party. But they still admire and honor him for his service to his country and the free world. In the dark hours of World War II, Attlee stood side by side with Sir Winston Churchill as Britain's wartime coalition government held the vital island bridgehead firm against the Nazis. When he took ofice in 1945 as head of Britain's postwar Labor government, Attlee helped to steer his country down socialist channels it had never followrd before. Most Americans viewed this development with some misgivings. But they came to realize that at least Attlee was a moderate socialist, and he kept the changes within limits. All thit white Ui« plain little man worked in careful concert with the United States and France to form » strong chain of resistance to unfolding Soviet designs of conquest. He shrewdly courted tubulent Asia by turning loose India and Burma in 1947, long before some in Britain thought it wise. The move served to rebuild sagging British influence in Asia as few maneuvers could have done. (Asians thereupon turned their wrath against the United States.) Gradually his party exhausted its resources for governing, and in late 1951 British voters restored Sir Winston to Downing Street. Since then the Labor part}' has been torn continuously by internal strife, and trapped without a fresh program. Attlee's grasp on the party reins weakened and once or twice almost was broken. Finally grown weary of the struggle, he stepped down to let younger men take over. In a scornful mood, Sir Winston once described Attlee as "a sheep in sheep's Clothing." Undistinguished and limited in capacity he did indeed seem to be. But he employed his ordinary talents far more than many men would have done. He will have a secure place in history, and he will be kindly remembered by free men who are in his debt. Variability Loses License According to present plan, all 48 states will begin by late 1957 to use a standard automobile license plate. In fact, even Canada, Mexico and Puerto Rico are in on the move. This is said to have a number of advantages. Car manufacturers will be able at last to put plate brackets on their product in a standard way. Most or all probably will mount the brackets inside the car trunk fitted with a small window. Th'at'll make them hard to steal. But some will view this change with sadness. The variety in shapes and sizes of license plates has long been one of those agreeable reflections of our welcome differences in this country. A small thing, you may say, but a pretty good cue all the same to the rich texture of this country. Perhaps it has been the range of colors and shapes that has led many an American to play the little boy's game of trying each year to see the plates of all the states. It's harmless good fun, and it may make a fellow think just a bit about places other than his own. We know a man who used to feel a triple sheepish about indulging in this hobby. That is, until one day when he was strolling a city street with a college history professor. Suddenly the profea- ' sor darted to the curb to squint hard at a passing car. When he returned he explained. He belonged to the license-hunting breed himself. The new turn may help the police and the car makers. But life along the streets and highways will be quite a bit duller for some curious folk. VIEWS OF OTHERS The 'Union News' Says: The CIO Union News recently carried an item of Information on the union bosses' policies on the question of racial segregation which should b« Interesting to the public. This is what the item said: "The CIO Education Department has povided a kit of pamphlets on school Integration for every CIO Industrial Union Council In the country so that local labor bodies can do a more effective Job of aiding desegregation In their communities, "The American Federation ol Teacher*, APL, wants to make absolutely sure its own house Is desegregated. At Its recent convention, the AFT voted to suspend the charter of any local that has not abandoned segregation by June 1, 1956. "The CIO Packinghouse Workers Union has succeeded in cracking 'front office' discrimination of Armour and Company, one of the nation's largest meat packing concerns. Not only does the Ilrm now employ Negro stenographers .and secretaries, but also a number of Negro departmental foremen u well." This quotation ia not from the NAACP, but from the CIO. It Is typical of the labor bosses' activity In the fight against segregation, The Central Labor Union here in Chattanooga made nn effort to promote dcscgrgation, but was forced to back down under pressure of Its locals. The big labor bosses «re among the leaders in the effort to pressure desegregation on the South. The big labor bosses have the means at their command to be effective, using the threat of their organizations and the money provided by dues-paying rank and file members. Southerner! who are CIO members, for example, are helping finance the puih for desegregation being carried on by the CIO headquarters, It Is unlikely Ihey want their money to be us«d that way, but It Is being used the same. —Chttl*noof> Mewi-Frt* Prui. 'Yoo-Hoo! Oh Mister Santy Glaus!" Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Few Changes in National Labor Picture Are Seen by Experts By PETER EDSON WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Mer [er of American Federation of La)or and Congress of Industrie Organizations isn't going to make i great deal of difference In the Immediate future. This la the con- census of leading Washington labor relations consultants inside and outside government. Oratory merging, from the convention In New York may give the impression this Is the greatest thing that ever happened. Employers and some Republican politicians are inclined, to .view it as the most terrible thing that ever happened . They point with alarm to AFL- CIO President George Meany's recent statement: "The scene of bai- tle is no longer the company plant or picket line. It has moved into the halls of Congress and state legislatures." William L. Barton, general counsel of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, says: "It could lead to government by labor unions . . . The next two decades could undermine if not destroy the American free enterprise system." Contrast this with John L. Lewis' terse statement that the new merger constitutes "a rope of sand." Calmer analyses discount all three of these extremists' views. It is pointed out that day-to-da^ labor relations will be conducted across the same old bargaining tables and In grievance committees with the same facei. Any new labor crises ara expected to come only from organizing new unions in established or new plants. Such organizing drives have always been a headache. Any big, new, merged organizing drive takes time to mount and money to keep going. One Washington labor consultant's view is that under the new setup an employer will have less opportunity to change unions in his plant If hfl. or his employes have trouble with officers of the existing local. Another labor expert believes there may be fewer National Labor Relations Board elections to determine which of two, three or even four unions shall be the bargaining agent. He thinks future elections will be a choice between one union or no union at all. NLRB Member Philip Ray Rodgers questions both views. He thinks there may be even more NLRB elections. NLRB's owr figures show there hai b««a » 10 per cent Increase In the number of applications for elections in the past year. This has been the result of jockeying by both employers and unions. They have been trying to get the best possible position before the merger. Elder statesmen In the union movement now like to boast that Labor has now grown up, Is more responsible, is anxious to eliminate Jurlsdlctional disputes and other monkey business that hu given it a bad name. They point to the merger's no- raiding agreement. To the extent that Jurisdictions! strikes and raiding are eliminated, the merger could mean greater labor peace. But there Is no assurance that's ahead. Top labor union officials will admit privately that It may take 20 years to work out all Internal problems. In the meantime, O e o r g e Meany. Walter Reuther and their associated new breed of labor tycoon have one of the largest public relations jobs in history. This is to convince the American people that the merger is in the public Interest, and that what's .good for General Labor is g"od for the country. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Scrvfc* It la not surprising that man people are confused about bloo groups and what they mean. On problem along this line la brough up In today's first inquiry. Q — Can It be proved positlvel if a man la father of a child b blood type? — Reader. A — It is not possible to prov that a given man is father of particular child from examination of the blood types. The knowledg ot the heredity of the blood types however, does make it possible in some instances, to prove that particular man cannot have been the father of a particular child In other words. If one knows the blood group of the child and its mother, one can sometimes : that men with a certain type blood group cannot have been the father of that particular child. Q — A short time ago you discussed the use of sleeping pills with particular reference to biir biturates. Would you kindly say something about sodium nmyta and whether this Is in the same class? — S. T.. A — Yes, sodium amytal is one of the barbiturates and must therefore be included under the remarks I previously made about barbiturates in general. Q — I am 48 years old and have had an awful time the past year because I break out on my skin whenever it comes In contact with jewelry, which I love to wear. What can I do? — Mrs. R. L, A — There are a few people whose skin Is sensitive to costume Jewelry. Apparently the renson for this is that most such jewelry contains a certain amount of nickel and the skin sensitivity is due to this metM rather than to gold or silver. If It is Important enough one can perhaps test the skin 'to various pure metsls and find out to which one it Is sensitive and then purchase jewelry not containing these substances, if that is possible, I believe there Is also a protective cream which can sometimes be plpced underneath the Jewelry and prevents the skin irritation, though this may be undesirable for some sensitive per- ftoas. — Please define an extra heartbeat for me. — Mrs. M. s. A — In all probability what you mean Is a condition known as extra wtole which it t raUier com' mon condition. It Is not a diseasi nor does it necessarily--eflect any serious troubl- with the heart itself. What it Is Is an extra earl and large beat of the heart whlcl Is followed by an extra long pausi before the next beat. The earl; large beat Is often felt, though no painfully, and may cause a goo deal of worry. There is little reason to be concerned about extra sys toles in most cases. Q — 1 am 38 years old and foi the past year have been bothere< by my knees cracking when I go up and down stairs. The last two or three months they ha ve ">een a little sore but there has been no swelling. What could be the cause? — Reader. A — The most likely cause is a little degeneration of the cartilage of the knee joint. This is a form of degenerative joint disease and simple measures .such as losing weight, or the use of an elastic bandage may be helpful. It is not likely to lead to serious trouble though some discomfort may be hard to avoid Q — Please discuss pericarditis. I had an attack several months ago and still experience sharp patns around the heart. — Mrs. M. A — This is an inflammation of the lining of the membrane which surrounds, the heart. Perhaps the most common variety Is associated with rheumatic fever. Someone who has had this condition should remain under careful observation for some time but the chances are that the sharp pains of which the writer complains will disappear eventually. LITTLB LIZ JACOBY ON BRIDGE Find Fit for Slam Play By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Servlc* Experts call today's kind of hand a "fitter." It you can discover the fit, you can bid a slam. Otherwise, you must usually content yourself cautiously with a more game bid. When the hand was actually played, West opened the king of diamonds, and South realized that he had been too cautious. The strength of the North hand was exactly where it could be used and there was no duplicated diamond strength in the dummy oppo- WEST 41051 If 109 « « AK6J + J109 NORTH 4K97 VQ7 » J 10 7 4 3 *K87 EAST V8S32 South 1* 3* 4V Past + Q43 SOUTH (D) AAQ863 VAKJ4 »None + AS51 Neither sld* vut. West North East 2* Pass 3 * Fais 4* Pass Pass Past Past Pass Optnlnf lead—* K Somt peopl* pick frtends. Oth«n look (01 nfc« frfcnds they <=<J" P ick cleon - site the diamond void In the South land. There was, of course, no prob- em In making the game contr&ct. The only problem was to make as many tricks is possible. The correct technique consisted Using three suits to develop a Ingle trick. This Is unusual enough to deserve a moment ot our time. South rutted th* opening 41«- mond lead and looked (or * way to prevent the loss of * club trick. It was clear that South would have to lose « club trick If he handled that suit all by Itself. The only way to prevent this loss was to ruff a club In dummy. Since dummy'* clubs were not short, another suit hiU to to* used In order to criatc a shortage. At UM wcoad trick louUi MI*-I Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) —Hollywood on TV: There seems to be a big difference of opinion at MGM about the low rating, and even the reason for the existence, of the MGM Paradi on television. Many studio executives all over Hollywood are asking, "Why make our TV shows too good? They'll just keep people out of theaters." One of these executives is Sam Ztmbalist of MGM. It's his theory that Hollywood should stick to good pictures and make "no effort help television." By Its low rating It Is obvlou. that the MOM Parade isn't helpin TV. But George Murphy, who hosi the show, disagrees with me thn the program Is overselling MG pictures. He writes: 'The ballyhoo of the new pi lures takes up only about 15 pe cent of our show time. I think th most indicative thing about th MGM Parade lies in the fact tha we started out very modeslty t tee! our way into TV and hav consistently picked up viewers dur ing the short space of time tha we have been on thi Mr. •We never Intended to >et th world on fire, but I do think tha we have produced a most accep able program under the circum stances." The MGM Parade's week!; collection of re-edited old film. • newly shot star Interview and irevlew scene from a forth-cornini movie is said to cost $40,00 & week. That may be "starting out verj modestly" in a major studio bu as Doc Merman, a telefilm produc ion manager for an independen company says: • "Give me $40.000 a week and :'ll make an epic every week." 75 Yiars Ago In B/yt/itv/7/e Mr. and Mrs. Charles Ray New- omb, who were recently married were complimented with a dinner larty and miscellaneous shower giv- :c by Mr. and Mrs. Mirion Wlliams at their home last night. Mr«. O. C. Oanske it retting well .t BlytheviHe Hospital following an cciderit late last nite in which she ractured her left arm at the wrist. The B. R. Jackson home was the ettlns last night for the Christmas art yof the Conquerors Sunday School class of First Baptist church ully drew exactly two rounds oJ rumps, with dummy's king and is own ace. The next step was to ash three top hearts, discarding club from dummy on the third. •Jow South took the king and ace clubs, alter which he was in osition to ruff a third club with ummy's last trump. Three suits, trumps, hearts, and lubs, were used to develop the xtra trick. When the clubs broke. outh managed to make all 13 ricks. Q—-The bidding has been: South Weal North East 1 Diamond Pasi 1 Heart Pass •7 You, South, hold: *K J3 V42 •AK108 4AQJ4 What do you do? A—Bid two no-trump. This re- bid tends to show a hand that was too good for in opening bid of one no-trump, but a food 18- polnt hind is ample for this alronf rebld. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: AAQ3 »J2 *>AK 106 + A Q J 4 What do you do? Answer Monday That seems to be the biff difference between major studios mak- t If Urn production. A& Sam Zimbalist say*, mayb» the big studios .should Just stick to good pictures. Hear It Now: "The Chevy Show" completely ignored Tennessee Ernie Ford's last name for you know what reason . . . Pinky Lee's serious about doing a one-shot hour dramatic show. He'd probably be great, too ... Now it can b« told: Just before he sold RKO, t major network offered Howard Hughes $1.000,000 for a one-time showing of the unreleased John Wayne movie, "The Conqueror," Hughes said "No." . . . Slick line about a movie script in the Climax show starring Jack Carson as a phony Hollywood agent : "I wouldn't recommend 10 pagea of it to plug- up i hole In a broken window." Zsa Zsa Gabor played .1 ess In "Man of Taste" on Climax.- But she really wasn'i too villainous. Miss Double Z insisted, because: "I only killed my husband, dah- ling." TV cameras missed one of the year's big-game gridiron spectacles—the cadets of Army invading the field after defeating Navy —because of an overlong cigar commercial. A quick snitch to the commercial announcer on radio Isn't too objectionable. But after you've aat and watched a TV football gum* for two hours the whooping it up on the field when the final (fun g-oes off Is aa important visually as the game. One man's opinion: Judy Canova proved that she could have a successful career as a dramatic ao- tress, sans mugging or y adding, on NBC's "Matinee." She hu a quality ftat remind! you of ShJrle/ Booth. Rock Guards Private Life Of Self, Bride Bf BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD tfp) — Hollywood'! sridegroom 01 the year is handsome Rock Hudson, who haa proven that movie marriages can be private. This ia heresy to th« Hollywood publicity mill. The lives of the stars, particularly one so popular with the younger «et as Rock, ar« supposed to be public property. The success ol his methods Wai proved Nov. 9. That was his wedding date. No one suspected he was roing to get married, although he had decided last March to wed sretty Phyllis Gates, secretary in his agent's office. "We couldn't get married then," ie related, "because I had to start All That Heaven Allows' with Jane Wyman. After tha t, I went into Giant.' That's what delayed ua so ong." He said that he and Phyllis de- .ided on a Monday that they would get married in two days. The oper- itlon was carried out in commando-like secrecy. An operative was sent north to Santa Barbara to scout the eltua- lon. He lined up the place for th* wedding and interviewed, the minister. When Rock and Phyllis drove up with a small party on Wednes- iay, he applied for the license un- er his legal name, Roy Fitzgerald. No one divulged his identity. After the wedding was over, the lecessary news sources were :alled, to keep peace with the tudio. Then the pair vanished on . honeymoon. They even had privacy on their ioneymoon. They went to Jamaica nder assumed names, the airlines laying along with their hoax. Dinner Is Served ACROSS 1 Breaded cutlet S Prime ribs of 9 After dinner 12 Italian river 13 Opposed 14 French island 15 Location 17 Obtain 18 Tries 19 Grinds the teeth 21 Thailand 3 Insects 4 Crude fellows 5 Night-flying mammal 6 Puzzle 7 Famous English school 8 Last 9 Bad dream 10 Toward the sheltered side 26 The Good 11 Favorites (Bib.) 16 Whispers 28 Bogged down 20 Chinese familySO Solar disk S2 Supplied with 31Soakiflax 45 Auctions 46 Froth 47 Jason's ship 48 Song for on* 50 Fasten 23 Plot of ground 25 Chemical weapons 33 More dreadful 51 Measure of 24 Pedestal part 35Lateit land 24 Underworld god 27 Small drink 29 Persian poet 32 Garland 34 Inborn 36 Death S7 Feel sorry 38EsXers 39 Depicted 41 Abstract being 42 Legal matters 44 Fruit drinks 44 Prettiest 49 Dinner course 93 Table scrap S4 Kind of lace it Turkish title 57 Century plant 58 Unbleached WWetkdiy (ab.) JOE* unsuccessful (1 Observes DOWN 1 Extensive I Luke-— whlUflih sumxes 40 Proportioni 43 Calyx part 32 God 55 Born li

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