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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS , MAT 2T, 1991 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINEB. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Man»g*r Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of BlythevUle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, »5.00 per year $2.50 for six months, J1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. »12.50 per ye»r payable in advance. Meditations And David built there an allar unto the lord, »nd offered burnt offerings and peace offerings. So the Lord was Intrcatcd tor the land, and the plajue was stayed from Israel. — II Samuel Z4:25. * * * The altar oi sacrifice Is the touchstone of character. — O. P. Clifford. Barbs When there's a black sheep in a family, he's us. ually the goat for everything. * * * This is the season for optimists — folks who believe ihat everything they plant In the garden will come up. * * * We don't read about any more people going over Niagara Palls In a barrel — and yet what swell training for riding in buses. * * » A doctor removed a bell that tinkled from the throat of a small girl. She was a ringer for her mother. * * * Pour-leaf clovers are beginning to pop out— and here's luck to you whether or not you find one. President Feels West Needs To Find Common Ground President Eisenhower's action in arranging a Big Three meeting next month with Prime Minister Churchill and the French premier is a stroke of genuine world statesmanship. It is the President's way of reaffirming the basic solidarity of the major western powers at a time when carping critics on both sides of the Atlantic have seemed, to stress the differences rather than the common viewpoints among them. u It is Mr. Eisenhower's recognition that the West cannot afford to have these differences enlarged upon, that the sensible thing for strong-willed friends 1 to do is get together and try to iron out difficulties. Moreover, it represents a decision by the President to test for.the first time in several years the usefulness of the three- or four-way parley of heads of state as a technique of international policy-making. As Mr. Eisenhower's advisers stressed, the calling of the Big Three meeting in no way constitutes a commitment to sit down later with the Russians in a Big Four conference. Presumably the President still insists that Soviet good faith, evidenced by deeds, be a prelude to any high-level conclave involving the Kremlin. A satisfactory Korean truce certainly is one such deed. If it is arrived at in the next few weeks, and the way thus partly opened to negotiation of broader East-West issues, then the Big Three will have plenty to talk about in Bermuda. First and foremost, they will need to find some kind of common ground on which to stand in a political conference affecting Far Eastern questions. Strange as it may seem, the West appears to have attained utterly no agrSe- ment up to now on what terms they should seek from the Communist world. Next, they will have to develop a consistent western posture on matters concerned with the future of Europe. What are their terms for a unified Germany? Will they insist that an Austrian treaty be concluded before action on Germany is countenanced? In a conference with the Soviet Union, would they declare their resolve to go on building up the West against the Russian threat of aggression? Even if the truce talks still are deadlocked, the Bermuda conversations should be fruitful. The leading topics th'en will be how to gain peace in Korea and Indo-China, as a preliminary to wider settlements. Truce or no, it surely •eems wise to define without further delay the West's political goals in those countries and with respect to Red China. It is amazing that calls for high-level East-West talks could find such ready ears in some important western quarters, when it is realized how ill-prepared the West is for effective negotiating. Agreement on terms is long overdue. Mr. Eisenhower appears to have sensed keenly this necessity as a vital prerequisite' to any future East-West gathering. If this need can be even partly filled at Bermuda, it will blend well with the President's fundamental purpose of renewing and fortifying the common understanding among Britain, France and the United States. Views of Others Attraction Of South Presidents on vacation head Southward. Roosevelt and Truman enjoyed fishing In Southern waters, and Elsenhower enjoys golfing on Southern links. Truman went as far as he could go, to Key West. Roosevelt and Eisenhower more often have been willing to settle for Georgia. Of course, It's warmer in the South, and basking In the sun has been as much a part of presidential vacations us fishing, golfing or swimming. But Southerners, at least, like to believe that the more leisurely atmosphere of the South has something to do with It. Presidents are subjected to tremendous ; strain, and the major object of a vacation is to obtain relief from tension. They come South to get it. Although the South Is rapidly overtaking other parts of the country in industrial and commercial development, it nifty be hoped that some of the leisurely aspects of Southern living will be retained. It is possible to overdo anything, including siestas under the Southern sun and "coffee hour" In the Pentagon. But as the tempo of living is stepped up In the South, a change of pace once In awhile becomes Increasingly necessary. Southerners are lortunate In having, close at hand, the facilities for relaxation and enjoyment of living. They do not need to travel hundreds of miles to "get away from it all." The climate that Northern tourists seek Is all about them. II they must travel, the mountains or the seashore are within a few hours' Journey. If they are less actively Inclined, they may stay at home and enjoy the friendly atmosphere In which the average Southern community abounds. The example set by the Presidents and the "snowbird" tourists, in coming South for their vacations, can help Southerners to appreciate the region in which they live. The one cause for lament that Southerners have had since the Civil War Is that opportunity was lacking here. Now the rest of the country looks upon the South as the land of economic promise as well tis pleasure. Some day, when old political prejudices have been outgrown, a President taking his vacation In the South may be coming home. —Lximberton (N.C.) Robesonian, What's in a Name? Ramon Mngsaysny, former defense secretary in the cabinet of President Qulrlno o! the Philippines, has been nominated to run for president In the election duo there next November. We nominate Mr. Magsnysny as the owner of the most Improbable name of this decade, If not more. If the Filipinos should now go on to elect him over the incumbent, it may be only to save themselves from having him enter the ranks of newspaper columnists under the banner: "Magsnysay Says." —Amarillo Globe-Times. Benefit of Two Parties Already the benefits we'll derive from a two party system in Mississippi are becoming apparent. President Eisenhower has been entertaining a group of women from Mississippi — women who supported him and his policies during last summer's campaign. And now along comes Governor Hugh White, who says he's gotten over his "mad" and wants nil Ike supporters to come back home and feel welcome in the "party oi their forefathers." An Invitation from both parties is something new. —Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. SO THEY SAY I've never felt badly about designing the ride, even though its only real use Is in war. If It were used by an aggressor nation, then I'd be sorry. — John C. Garand, inventor of World War II rifle, retires. * * * There is a nervousness in Europe about what this new administration will do that amounts at times almost to a panic or hysteria. — Secretary of State Dulles, urges Congress to slow on changing Reciprocal Trade act. * * * This is a terrible thing to happen to a guy who doesn't deserve it. —. Fred Snigh, c.x-base- ball mogul, jailed for income-tax evasion. * * * In spite of all the hullabnlloo you have heard about it, the price of steel has risen less than 23/4 cents a pound since 1940. During this same period, however, the price of milk has gone up 61/3 cents — or about twice as much. — Benjamin Falrless, chairman of the Board of U. s. StccL Still the Symbol of Futility Erskine Jo/inson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Ed son's Washington Co/urn, Feeling Runs High in Washington On Issue of U.S. Public Lands HOLLYWOOD — <NEA>— Tele films from Hollywood starring movie names . and produced by movie veterans are growing in number and Importance. Now it's "World Premiere," mix ing star, author and director pow er with the film production know how of Jack Skirball and Bruce Manning. A half -hour dramatic show "World Premiere" will pay top prices to . stars and commission aest-selling authors to write orig inals for the home screens. Pear Buck has already penned a com :dy to co-star Joanne Dru ant Macdonald Carey for the prestige series. Other authors lined up: Wil '.lam Faulkner and Aldous Huxley Another movie veteran, Roland Reed, producer of "My Little Margie," is stepping up production with three new film series—"Wa- .erfront," with a family adventure theme; "Men of Justice," docu- nentary mystery dramas, and 'Alarm," another documentary "rom fire department files. Top movie stars will play the leads in all the films. WASHINGTON —(NEA)— With the tidelands bill finally passed and the Eisenhower administration policy on public power spelled out by Interior Secretary Douglas McKay, interest is beginning to focus on the next big Item of what Democrats call "the give-away." This is the public lands Issue. Ffler Eilson A great deal of smoke and some fire has been .hrown up to becloud this question. There are two sides to It. One side argues for continuing federal control of public lands for :onservation of natural resources. 7'he other side argues for turning hese lands over to state governments and private ownership. Neither side will give the other ,he benefit of a doubt. There seems to be no middle ground In ,his argument. This is why the •omlng fight over the issue may be intensely bitter. There nre today some 457 mil- ion acres of federal public lands, exclusive of some 77 million acres n Alaska. The 457 million acres epresent 24 per cent of the con- Inental U. S. area. Nearly 90 ijer cent of these pubic lands are in the 11 western tatcs. Most of the fussing over lublic lands centers in this area, deluding and west of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado and New Mex- co. The approximately 46 million 'cres of public lands In the 37 ntes including and east of the Dnkotas, Nebraska, Kansas, Okla- oma nnd TeKas are mostly "ac- uired" lands. They were pur- hased or exchanged by the fed- ral government for forest or game preserves, .parks or military Installations, In the eastern states these public lands represent only from 1 to 9 per cent of each state's area. In the western states the percentages run from 35 In Washington to 85 In Nevada for an average of 54. By use, all the 457 million acres are classified like this: Bureau of Land Management for grazing, mineral and other rights —180 million acres; Forest Service reserves—158 million acres; Indian reservations — 57 million acres; Bureau of Reclamation irrigation and power projects—13.8 million acres; Soli Conservation Service—10 million acres; fish and wildlife preserves — 4.7 million acres; national defense Installations—25 million acres; other miscellaneous—2 million acres. The total area of U. S. public lands has been declining steadily for a century. From the Louisiana Purchase 150 years ago to the Mexican cession In 1848, public lands were around 750 million acres. With the Texas purchase in 1850 and the Gadsden purchase in 1853, public lands area rose to nearly a billion nnd a quarter acres— the all-time peak. Over its entire history, the U. S. has disposed of more than a billion acres of the public domain. Cash sales took 300 million acres. Homesteaders another 285 million acres. Outright grants to the states accounted for 225 million acres. These are the big disposals. Grants or bounties to veterans of the Revolutionary War and 19th- century American wars put 95 mil- Jon acres of the public domain under private ownership. Grants to the western railroads for completing their transcontinental lines dis- losed of 91 million acres. Finally, .Imber, mineral and other private .nd claims took up another 35 million acres. While this disposal ot federa public lands has been nt the aver age rate of seven million acres a year over the past century, it ha. not been rapid enough to suit thos< who think that the U. S. should get rid of all its holdings. That this has not been done is due probably to the spoilage anc wasting of land resources by pfri vate owners in the latter half o the 19th century. Grasslands were o v e r-grazed. Timberlands were over-cut. Farmlands were over cultivated. Erosion set in. Amer ica's greatest resource—its topsoi —went down the rivers in muddy floods. In the McKinley and Roosevel administrations, the trend to stop this despoiling began. Since pr vate owners would not conserve their natural resources, the federal and state governments movec in to do the job in the national interest. The first conservation laws were passed. Grazing and timber-cutting practices were restricted to support a sustained yield of foresl and grasslands. This was basic Republican land and water policy oi the 1000's. In the Democratic administra- t i o n of Franklin D. Roosevelt, these conservation policies were pursued even more aggressively. Instead of continuing with the disposal of public lands to private ownership, the government began to acquire additional lands. It is to stop these additions to the public domain and to continue the old policy of a more rapid turnover of public lands to private ownership that the Republican administration is now being pressured by livestock raisers, miners and lumbermen. NEXT: Opposition views of present public land administration. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service In this day and age great nurn- srs of people have, or think they sve, chronic constipation. Per- aps this is the result of our diet • lack of exercise. But true con- ipation is not as common as - lost believe it to be. It is often confused with spastic colitis, or irritable bowel. In real constipation the waste matter is kept in the Intestinal trnct longer than It should be ^nd there is delay in emptying of the bowel. In such cases the waste is hard and dry. This difficulty can usually be traced to neglect and improper training during childhood. Much of the trouble comes from failure to set aside a regular time of day for the bowel movement. An additional cause is that many people suppress nature's call and this tends to set up bad habits and interferes with the normal rhythm of bowel emptying. Poor met, ot course, nan, and often does, cause constipation. Too many people gulp their food down without allowing enough time for their meals. Many of the. foods which we cat are so hlsnly refined, too, that they do not contain the bulk necessary. In sonic parts of the country and nt some times of yenr, fresh fruits and vegetables make up an insufficient part of the diet, these foods not only supply a large part of the bulk In the diet but also «ld In peristalsis or the wave-lllte movement of the Intestine which carry the .contents down through the intestinal tract. Another great cause of constipa- n Is the abuse of laxatives or cathartics. A great many people have the Idea that if they clean themselves out once a week with a good strong purge it will be good for them. When they do this, the normal rhythm of bowel evacuation is disturbed and usually is not re-established for several days. Good Bowel Habits The results of treatment of simple constipation, unless the trouble has begun In childhood or has lasted for a very long time, are usually satisfactory. The underlying cause, whether diet, neglect or abuse of laxatives, first has to be corrected. Establishing good bowel habits by having bowel movement at a particular time of day, and yielding to the desire to defecate when it comes, are extremely Important. Exercise, too, helps to overcome constipation. It improves peristalsis and strengthens the muscles of the abdomen which aid In the expulsion of fecal matter. It Is most unlikely, as Mrs. D, has suggested in a recent letter, that constipation has any direct relation to a "continuous cold with much coughing and spitting." •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Attempt at 'Steal' Stumped by Fo* Hy OSWALD JACOB* . Written for NEA Service Enst tried to st?cil today's hand by making his jump ovcrcall ol three diamonds, but South refused to be shut out. The South hand wasn't strong enough for a bid of three spades, but South was the kind of player who reacts violently to an opponent's shutout bid. It Is impossible to blame West for his penalty double of three spades even though his side could make four diamonds and did not succeed in beating three spades. Apparently West had two sure trump tricks, a fairly sure club trick, and whatever his partner could provide in diamonds. • West began by leading his single- NORTH (D) tl 4Q653 V AQ763 • 96 + A8 WEST EAST A AJ 10 44 TJ1084 V92 *2 » AKQJ753 + KJ1092 *764 SOUTH *K9872 VK5 • 1084 + Q53 North-South vul. North-South 40 part scor* North Eul South Wi* 'V 3 » 3 * -Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* J ton diamond, nnd East continued the suit. West discarded the jacit of clubs on his partner's" second diamond trick, and Enst obediently shifted to clubs at the tbird trick. South hopefully put up the queen of clubs, but West covered with the k'ng, nnd rtummy had to win with the ace. Declarer got to his Off-color ad libs on the home screens are a problem personalities should do something about quick. Marilyn Maxwell's wordage on a recent "What's My Line" show and a Red Skelton quip were hair-raising. Television, like radio, has a censorship code and the industry shouldn't be blamed for the unexpected bad taste of individuals. HOPPY IS HOPPIN' A BIG hassle is going on between Bill Boyd and NBC over who will play bis TV sidekick- Andy Clyde or Edgar Buchanan. NBC has announced Clyde for the role but Buchanan's agents say he was a contract for 26 more Hoppy films. Ex-MGM star Barry Sullivan's plainclothesman series, "E x- posed," will be on the picture tubes In late fall, preceded by a radio series. There's more than just money behind Gale storm's decision to play a Las Vegas night club for three weeks in July. Gale's dreaming of a big-screen filmuslca.1 role and the after-dark date will showcase the better-than-ever singing talents she shelved to become "My Little Margie." Gale has a long list of pre-TV fllmusical credits and has had classical voice coaching' for {he last four years. Vittorlo Gassman telephoned Shelley Winters from Italy the other night with a suggestion that has Shelley howling. Blabs Mrs. G.:: "He said we ought to have a real honeymoon when he returns to Hollywood. He said we should go somewhere and take hand by means of the king of hearts and returned a trump towards dummy. West could not afford to put up the ace of spades, since then he would get only ne trump trick. West therefore played low, and dummy won with the queen of spades. It was now safe for declarer to cash the ace and queen of hearts, on the second of which he could ;hrow a losing club. He continued 3y ruffing a low heart, and then led his last diamond towards dummy. Once more West was put in the same embarrassing position. If he ruffed _with the jack of spades, dummy would promptly discard the low club, and West's club trick would vanish. When West discarded nstead of ruffing, dummy ruffed and led the last heart. This gave South a chance to discard his last club. Having disposed of the club loser, declarer could cheerfully give up two trump ;ricks and still make his contract. the baby. I said, 'Darling, married people don't go on honeymoons with their babies. There's another word for it.' " Rumors to the contrary, Vera- Ellen is denying that she raised^. ^ the roof with MGM for castingW her In "Big Leaguer," and that she was fired and rehlred by tha studio In the middle of the Btorm. "I asked to do the picture," she claims, "I was surrounded by baseball players instead of ballet dancers and I was the only girl in th» picture. It was very nice for me. I'd like to do more straight pictures." Vera was down to 95 pounds in "Call Me Madame," she admits, but not beca'use she's out to win the Miss Starvation of 1953 title. "I'm naturally thin and I can't understand why everybody's so upset about it," she shrugged. HOLLYWOOD ON TV: George Raft is feuding with his partners, Bud Abbott and Lou Costello, on the cost sheets for his series, "I'm the Law." Watch for legal action from canny George for a bookkeeping • revision. . .Loretta Young's filmed series, "Letter to Loretta," bows in late August. The sponsor is paying $32,500 per half-hour reel .A young western actor will be renamed Tom Mix for a Mix tele^ film series. iP After working in 35 "I Married Joan" telefilms since Sept. 1, Joan Davis collapsed and went to Aoa- pulco for a week. "I couldn't • stand up any longer," she told me .Ben Blue will go heavy on nantomime and brief on dialog in .he telefilm series he'll make for NBC. His character will be the wistful tramp. . FROM MONA TO MAMA MONA FREEMAN is explaining -hat there's no hidden meaning- ike a marriage to Blng Crosby— n her plan to take her mother to Europe with her In June. The rip, she says, is a present from vlona to her mother, who was widowed a year ago and has been on he unhappy side ever since. T 75 Yean Ago . In Blytheville — Miss Sara Jo Little and Miss Virginia Little left this morning or Columbia, Mo., where they will attend the graduating exercises of he Christian College senior class of which their sister. Miss Prances Little, is a member. Mrs. L. L. Ward and son, Lloyd, eft today for Hardy where they will spend the summer. Memorial Day was observed by he Elliott Fletcher chapter of the United.Daughters of the Confederacy, by presenting a suite of Memorial room furniture to the Blytheville hospital. Mr. and Mrs. Henkert Wetenkamp entertained 30 of their riends at a dinner party in honor of Dr. and Mrs. F. Don Smith, who will return here to make heir home after Dr. Smith's graduation from the dental school ot 3t. Louis University on June 7. There's always a place for a i man or woman with ideas,, but when they've expressed them they're sometimes surprised at ' the places they're offered. Flowers and Fruits Answer 16 Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL -1 June flower 5 Seckel 0 Pear-shaped fruit 12 Unclosed 13 Operatic solo 14 War god 15 Raiders 17 Free 18 Choose 19 Evergreen tree' ° F ' ower . . 21 Legal wrong H Mining tools 23 Drink slowly 16 Mcal s ale 24 Male cat 20 Subterfuges 22 Peruses 24 Weed 25 Russian city 26 Unskillful VERTICAL 1 Italian capital 2 Jewel 3 Withered 4 Make into law 5 Cushion 6 Builds 7 Ventilated 8 Grates 9 Chimney opening 27 Nuisance 29 Killed 32 Peninsula in Asia 34 Ester 36 Burden again 37 East Indian sailor 38 Enthusiastic ardor 39 Vended 41 Compass point 42 Unexploded shell 44 Employs 16 College treasurers 49 Scope 53 Ear (comb, form) 54 Hating 56 Hawaiian wreath 57 Poems 58 Soviet mountain! 59 Superlatlvt suffix 50 Indian weight 1 * U Seine* 28 Payments 30 Japanese' outcasts 31 Existed 33 Extra payment 35 Loaders 40 Eviction . 45 Dcvii 46 Tree trunk 47 Shoshonean Indians 48 Counsel 50 Egyptian river 51 Insect 52 Shield 43 Pedestal parts 55 Worm M 5

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