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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 12, 1956
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FAGI EIGHT BLTTHETILLl (AKJC.) COUKICT IfBWB THURSDAY, APRIL II, Itjfi THE BL1THEVILLE COURIER NEWI TOT oomum NCWI oo. H. W RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HA1NES, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Adverting M.nM« Sole Nations! Advertising Repre«nt»tlT»i: W»ll«ce Witmer Co.. New York, Chicajo. Detroit. AtltnU. Memphii. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Oon- fress, October 9, 1817 Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained 30c per week By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles. $6.50 per year. $3.50 Tor si* months »2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 11560 per vear payable in advance. The newspaper is not responsible for monej paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than (he Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen. Romans 1:25. Sin is the most unmanly thing in God's world. You never were made for sin and selfishness. You were made for love and obedience. — J. Q. Holland. ..... BARBS Two Ohio youths were arrested /or breaking up a home. They ran their motorcycle into tht living room. * * * rrlum taunt** ikoiM IM (inn the* latat neiw •< the day, accordtaf to a warden. Might mak* them mart mlMled to iUy where they ar*. Now and then you'll find a mm who expect* » * * to havt aomething to »y about tht way ttw famil/ flower garden ie to bt planted. * * * A Chicago tfclef told pellet he waa out tor what he could get the easiest way. Now he's in for It. * * * W« won*«r how ma»y ol the coming Jnn« brita wW he afcfe to twke their f»ke> and Ml them too? Crime in the U.S. The cold statistics of crime in the U. S. seem almost impossible to comprehend in terms of everyday living. Yet they demand the honest attention of every cit- BI Director J. Edgar Hoover has said "crime has taken on such proportions that one of every 17 homes will be victimized this year." This frightening estimate is based on figures from crime reports for the first six months of 1955 included in closed door testimony by Hoover before a House Appropriations Subcommittee on Feb. 1. It is noteworthy, however, that his now-released statements contain one bit of encouraging information. Hoover indicates that for the first time in seven years crime has taken a slight downturn. The FBI estimates that 1,128,350 major crimes were committed during the first half of 1955 which is 7,790 less than during the same period for 1954. This is only a 0.5 decrease which Hoover considers "negligible." If the reports continue to follow the same pattern, 1955 will be the fourth year in a row that major crimes have executed the two million mark. Perhaps even more dramatically, the statistics mean a major crime was committed every 13.9 seconds, and every 4.2 minutes there was a crime of murder, manslaughter, rape or assault to kill. These figures are not stated in order to frighten. Rather they should be a forceful and fresh reminder to all that society is far from perfect. The slight drop In crime ii » welcome sign, but we h»v» a very Ion; way to go before thii menace in America is halted. Our local police officers deserve every help and encouragement. A Moment of Vision Times of peace with their paper whirlwinds can dull the agonizing realities of what war is like. Then with a flash, a news article can recreate those times of battle in all their horror. A small item on Bonn, Germany, had the qualities of this momentary stroke of vision. The mystery of who bombed the university city of Frieburg in 1940 was being cleared up. The Nazis did it through a navigational error in the clouds. Not only was war's bloody senselessness unmasked by this ghastly mistake in which 57 person, including 22 children, died, but the results were equally horrifying. Instead of admitting an error and fixing the individual blame, the truth was concealed. Not only that. The event had propaganda value. So it was used to touch off a flame of revenge bombings of British towns. Hundreds more innocents died. Irresponsible slaughter compounded lies and murder, it was human conduct at its worst. It reveals war in its stark insanity. VIEWS OF OTHERS Capital Punishment Britain's official hangman is resigning to give full attention to hi5 beer parlor, a business that perhap* has a brighter, future than the job of hangman in Bigland, where the House of Commons has approved of the principle of abolishing capital punishment. Abolition of the death penalty in Britain would b* a. step further away from the ancient concept that a criminal must pey his "debt to society" with "an eye for an eye." The death penalty inflicted by the state was itself quite an advance centuries ago over unrestricted private vengeance as practiced by primitive societies. Now opponent* of capital punishment contend that it permit* many criminals to go free or be sent to prison for short terms to the danger of society because court officlali 'don't want "blood on their hands." A modern concept is that the rate of crime has little relation to the severity of punishment and that reformation of the criminal and crime prevention hold the answer to the crime problem. It In a concept that is far from being generally accepted, however. The idea of punishment for vengeance is no longer acknowledged, but still It exists to a certain extent, and is a. factor cvtn in the making of some laws.—Lexington Herald. Civics With Teddy The lady at our table remarked that when she got her grammar school Introduction to civics Theodore Roosevelt was President. She said she remembered distinctly two things she'learned in civic*. One was that Teddy Roosevelt would see to it that an American was safe anywhere in the world. The other was that Teddy had said the difference between Europeans and Americaas was that Europeans must carry a small bale of Identification cards and papers, and show them on demand. Americans, he said, could go around without a shred of documentation and nobody had the right to ask them for any. ' We murmured something about times having changed and society having become more complex, but we couldn't put much heart in it.— Detroit Free Prou. SO THEY SAY We have built machines which act like men and have become men that act like machines. . . . The danger of the future is that men may become robots. — Psychoanalyst Dr. Erich Fromm of New York. Hal Boyle's Column Nassau Is Far Cry from Real Beauty of the Bahama Islands Bj" HAL BOYLE ELEUTHERA, Bahamas \Jf> More leaves from a sunburned j notebook; Did you ever hear of the old Maine farmer who yearned all his life to see Boston? Finally, one morning he decide^ he simply had to satisfy his curl-| osity, so he caught the early milk: train to the city. That same,evening he returned home on another train. Plumb tucfcered out, he sat down to rest by the stove in the general store of the hamlet near which he lived. "Well, Ezra," asked one of his neighbors, "Tell us — what was Boston like?" "To tell you the truth I still don't know," replied the old farmer, "There was so much going on in the station there, I never did fet out to see the city," Tourists who come to the Ba- turn** tod spend »U their Urn*' 4 in Nassau, the capital, remind me ' of tiiat old farmer. Nassau is no more the Bahamas than New York City, Miami, or Los Angeles are America. To get the full flavor of the Bahamas, you have to go out to "the out islands," some of the 3,000 islets and cays scattered over 70.000 square milef of tourquoise seas. To them still clings the savor of the picturesque Bahamian past. It Isn't hard U> do. You can sail to many of them in a few hours. You can reach others in a half hour from Nassau by air. One of the most Interesting; is Eieuthera, a curving island a hundred miles long and ranging one to 10 miles in width, flung like a boomerang against the Atlantic waters. It was here that a group of London gentlemen, calling themselves "th» •ompan/ •( £leutherlan ad- venturers." first sought to establish a brave new world (Eieuthera comes from a Greek word meaning "freedom") in 1647. The venture was a financial flop. Since then Eieuthera has known many economic ups and downs. It has been the haunt of pirates and shipwreckers, buccaneers and cotton barons; it has survived many a hurricane and many a heartache. Today it is "the bread basket of fhe Bahamas," and the site of an American missile base. It has a thriving dairy and growing cattle herds. At Rock Sound Arthur Vining Davis, the American aluminum titan, Is building a mulo- llon-dollar resort center, complete with an 18-hole g&lf course designed by Robert Trent Jones, the Michelangelo of the fairways. Wild cotton from abandoned plantations flower on roads leading to new luxurious villas rising alonf tht pink-sanded Mashort. The Eighty-Fourth Congress Dozed Here" .4; frs/cine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Ptttr Id son's Washington Column — With Less Cash, Justice Department Prosecuting More Cases Than Ever By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — <NEA>— The Republican administration has overlooked a bet. Sometimes charged with giving everything away to big business the Eisenhower political handlers have failed to capitalize on theh three-year antitrust law enforcement record. This program, has been in charge of Asst. Atty. Gen. Stanley M. Barnes, recently confirmed for appointment as judge oi' the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for Pacific states, Guam, Hawaii and Alaska. His appointment is generally regarded as a merited promotion. 3ut It removes from Washington an effective GOP administrator. Fifty-three new antitrust cases were filed last year. 35 in 1954 and 20 in 1953. Fifty-one cases were disposed of last year., 66 1954—second highest number on record. Despite the filing; nnd disposing of more cases, the number pending has been cut from 147 to 101 in three years. When Judge Barnes took over .he antitrust division in mid-1953, Jie 18 oldest cases on the docket were five and a half years old. Today the 18. oldest cases have fien kicking around for only three and a half years. The docket is two years closer to being current. The number of antitrust case Investigations under way has gone up from 210 in 1953 to 307 aa of last Jan. 1. The number of antitrust complaints received by Department of Justice has likewise increased from 600 in 1952 to 1,200 in 1955. This last may be taken as a sign of more monopolistic practices in the three years. Or it can be taken as a sign of increasing public confidence that complaints against big business actions in restraint of trade will now get attention. Defendants have shown a greater confidence in the government's willingness to accept settlements of antitrust cases out of court, avoiding 1 long, costly trials. All this increased antitrust activity has been done with a 20 per cent budget cut and 24 per cent less manpower. There may not have been as! many spectacular cases hitting! the headlines. Judge Barnes has' preferred to pick nnd choose . pre- areas for specific accomplish- 1 ments in freeing business competition. Thus the recent suit against Shell Oil Corp. freed one filling station operator in Quincy. Mass., from a forced one-cent-per-gallon profit squeeze. Shell Oil drew a maximum $5.000 fine. But the decision stands to benefit all small| business retailers. i A few of the big boys have been 1 tackled. Suit against Radio Corp, America, thrown out of court s era! years ago. Was successfully reinstttuted on the basis of, "Yes but look what you've been doing since then." Action was also begun against United Fruit Co. This was recommended in 1913, 1937 and 1952 under Democratic administrations, but never carried out until 1954. Eleven suits have been filed involving labor unions, previously considered immune from most antitrust actions. A concerted drive was made at the beginning of the Eisenhower administration to rewrite completely the Sherman and Clayton antitrust laws for the benefit of big business. Due largely to the skillful steering of Judge Barnes in a packed commission of corporation law yers, this effort was held to 12 recommendations for strengthening the antitrust law and 73 recommendations for changes iq ad ministration. Some of these changes have been put into effect and others are still under consideration. But there will be no general vision of antitrust laws unless— with Asst. Atty. Gen. Barnes elevated , to the bench—some new character is moved in to let what hai, been accomplished slide backwards. 75 Years Ago In BlythcYille Mrs. J. W. Adams Sr. enterta- ned the BI-Monthly Bridpe Club or a party yesterday afternoon. iuests were Mrs. W. F. Brewer, Irs. Theodore Logan, and Mrs. Valt Henley. Mrs. W. Marlon Williams was el- ted president of the Junior-Senor Parent Teacher Association at meeting yesterday afternoon at .e high school. She suceeds Mrs. iarry W. Haines. Oscar Fendler ;as the principal speaker on the >rogram and his subject was "Ed- ication to Peace." Donna Sue Gore, daughter of Mrs. one Gore.' is confined to her home with heasles. One is owned by Rosita Forbes, he novelist. Every island should have ueen. and the unofficial queen of leuthera Is Enid Bethel, a bachelor lady who drives a taxicab. Miss Enid"—all the 6,000 inhabitants here call her that—Is a Iving link with the island's 300•ear history. She had two ances- ors among the first group of sellers who landed here. "A n o. t h e r of my .ancestors ligned the Declaration of American Independence," sh* adds iroudly. Miss Bethel is a very informal ooklng queen. She has short dark blonde hair and her customary iRht-colored blouse. She is a very iostume is a pair of slacks and a may queen, and holds down more ob.t than she herself is sure of. She runs a guest house. She acts ,1 agent for the Bahamas Airways nd meets all the planes. She is tie island's biggest real estate ealer and owns considerable .create herself — land that has leen'tn her family since 1647, She .Iso uses her station wagon as ft Rxl for sightseers, and pilots it erself. Except for the period she spent n schools on the mainland. Miss Enid h«fl spent nil her life on this slanri, and still loves It. She has fresh, breezy personality nnd nn nergy that never seems to \venr ut. "There Isn't time to get bored r tired on nn island." she says, then ii loo much to da.' , the Doctor Says Written for NEA Serrlre. By EDWIN ** JORDAN. M.0 By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. The writer of tolay's first letter describes a rather unusual condition perfectly. Q—The ring fingers on the right as well as on the left hand lock tight when I make a fist. This happens, for example, when I try to get into my overcoat, cut my meat, or like motions. The best method of opening the respective finger is by. using the other hand A doctor has described this as "trigger finger" and suggests an operation. I should like to try everything possible other than operation if there is any.—L.H. A—The condition known as "trigger" or "snapping" finger usually comes on gradually and painlessly What causes it is obscure. The site of the trouble is a localized contraction or thickening of the tendon sheath running to the particular finger involved,. It is sometimes possible to get reasonably good results by immobilizing the finger fully extended for several weeks. This treatment is more likely to bring relief in children than in grownups. In the latter an operation Is usually considered advisable. Q—What is the meaning of habitual miscarriage? A friend of mine has had ftt least five. —Mrs. A.A. A—There are a great many possible reasons for repeated miscarriages. There may be some mechanical difficulty such ns the presence of fibroids. Sometimes it is the reflection of poor health. In some instances it Is believed that the fetus miscarried is not properly formed in some wny. Complete examination of the wir'e nnd. quite likely, the husband Indicated in the presence of repented miscarriages. Sometimes .something can be done and sometimes not. Q—During my ovuldtion period each month I have discomfort. The lower abdomen feels swollen nnd sore and sometimes I have cramps. I am modest and hesitate io see a doctor unless you advise j t,_Mrs, J. ! A—Thl» Mittd* very much Uk«' a fairly well-known condition which carries the German name "mittel- schmerz." I consider it most unwise for you to be so modest as to refrain from telling your rioctoi since he might be able to help Q—Is it possible for ; man who has a cancer of the skin to transmit the disease to his wife through the spermatozoa?—Reader. A—No. Q—Are cold sores and feVei blisters the same thing?—Mrs, R.B A—Yes. You can also call them herpes simplex. By BMKINB JOHNSON NEA Staff C«rrH»ondMt HOLLYWOOD - (NEA) — «K- cluaively Yours: Marilyn Monroe's room number at the Sahara Hotel in Phoenix during the "Bus Stop" location WM *D. R figure*. Mis« Wiwte Hips, by the way, nixed an i(ip»»rance at four big league spring training camps near Phoenix while she was .there. Still allergic to baseball players? Georfe Axelrod, who wrote Hie "Bn* Stop" screen play, t« another predicting we'll be seeing a new Marilyn In the movie—except for one thin*. "The wtgfflc," sar» George, "Is bulH HI. We ca»'t do anything about It." LITTLt LIZ If you cross a certain line on tfw ocean you lose a day. If you cro*i a certain lln« on the highway you may lose a lot more. r MI* • Indians Ask For US Funds CHAMPAIGN, 111. (ft—A lot Ol wampum 14 it iUfct in a cue between Uiff Potawatomi Indians and the Federal Indian Claims Commission. Prof Nathalla Belting, University of Illinoi* historian, Ihjel- pinit the Indian* prepare their case. The Potawatomi once lived in much of Northen niinoia. They ceded about four million acre* ol land to the United States for about four cents an acre. The United States sold it for $1.35 an acre. Tht Potawotoml now numb«r about 1.&00 and live in n reservation in Oklahoma, with other band* in Michigan iu>d Ontario. , It finally happened: The Indians WIN a battle in a movie, "The Burning Hills." But it's only a plot trick to rub out the white villains who are pursuing Tab Hunter and Natalie Wood . . Kathryn Grayson's pals are stil worried over her health and ove her own concern about it. She's been under medical care ... In side reason behind the blowup o the plan to star Mario Lanza in a musical remake of "Golden Boy" was a conflict between Ma rio, Director Anthony Mann ant top Columbia brass. The studio big wheels insisted on selecting the music and supervising the proouc tion. Mario and Mann wanted com plete autonomy. VANESSA BROWN, one of the original wonder tots, agreed to make an appearance on the new TV edition of "Quiz Kids" . . Jeff Morrow came home with some of those new Grace Kelly stamps issued by Monaco and his wife asked: "How did >-»• gt>t themT Did you buy them or did yon play post office with Grace?" Everything is changing in Hollywood, including the voice of Francis the mule. Chill Wills gave Francis a Texas drawl. TV and radio actor Paul Frees, who r« placed Chill in the vocal trick department, says he's giving Fran cis a genuine Missouri accent Frees is the unseen voice of three other characters — cartoon stars Tom & Jerry find TV's "The Mil lionaire." He's proof that sometimes it pays not to be seen. PREVIEW FLASH George Gobel's "The Birds nnd the Bees' will even leave the birds and the bees laughing. And that Mitz: Gaynor — wow! U-I has two scripts ready for Hedy Lamarr, but something has to give in her demands for $150,- OOC per picture . . . Van Johnson says he's still payiner "N*o" to big TV offers — "I haven't got the nerve" . . . He admits he's wor ried about MGMs plans to lease the Dr. Kildairc films to TV. Van. as a Hollywood newcomer, starred in four o'f them early in his roree 1 ' and he's ijroaning: "Thev'll set 'Medic' back 50 years." John Payne walked onto the set of "Hold Back The Night" just as a group of extras playing Marines were rehearsing a scene with a dummy sunnosed to represent wounded Payne. "The dummy looks Just, like you." s?.id Director Allan Dwan. "Probably acts iust like_ m.e. too." grinned Payne. THIS IS HOLLYWOOD, Mrs. Jones: Martha Hyer emoting In two films at the same tim«. In one. "Kelly and Me," she's an old-time movie vamp. In the other, "Battle Hymn," she plays the wife of a minister. The Witnet: Eddie O'Xeal about is wife's driving: "It's Improved. ow I oniv havt to repair the car Instead of replacing It." It will be a honeymoon for three In Monaco. Grace Kelly's movit hairdresser, ic going over for th» wedding and there's » chanc* she'll go along on the honeymoon yacht trip . . . Anita Ekberg's favorite drink is a "Proch Climber" — pernod and vodka. Anyon* for porch climbing? • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Clubs Seal South't Doom Writie nfor NEA Scnrlc* By OSWALD JACOB! South had two chances for today's hand, 'but he limited himself to one of them. This was generous, but unwise. West opened a trump, and East took the ace. East returned a trump, for lack of any better play, and South continued with a third round. It was now up to South to make the key play. South actually tried the hearts, forcing out West's ace. West shitt- ed to the deuce of diamonds, and South didn't know what to do. It would be foolish to try the finesse if West had the king of clubs, for NORTH <D) 4Q53 VK5 • AQ853 WEST 4974 VA98S 41062 4K105 North 1* IN:T. 2* Paj. EAST *A8 V743 » K J94 4J742 SOUTH AKJ1062 VQJ102 *7 + A63 Neither side vul. ElM South Wort Paa 1 4 Pas« 2 V Pass 4 * Pasj Piss Pass Pax Opening lead—A 4 then South could hold the club losi to one trick. It would be equally foolish to ignore the diamond finesse if East had the king of clubs, for then South could not hold the club loss to one trick. South fretted and wondered, and finally guessed wrong. He tried the diamond finesse, and wound up losing one trick in each suit. There was no reason for South to hurry about the hearts. Alter drawing the trumps, South should have investigated the whereabouts of the king of clubs. He could do this by leading a low club towards dummy's queen. If it won, he could afford to refuse a diamond finesse finesse later on. If it lost, he could regain the lead with the ace o! clubs and try the diamond finesse as a last and needed resort. World Rivers Cowboy Us Snake Wrangler , DEMING, N. M. I/Pi— Bob Jones, l tall, lanky cowpoke. reluctantly accepted a Job of riding herd on a bunch of snakes at a highway trading; post because he \vas broke. He was "scared to death" at first, he says, but that was months ago. He read everything he could find about snakes and got interested. He has turned down a dozen other jobs. His snake collection is one of the roadside zoological exhibits used by trading posts to slow down tourists. Last year more than 300.:O people have stopped to see it. Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 River in Alaska 6 African river 11 Judged 13 Italian condiment M Raver 15 Smells 16 Compass point 17 Tooth (comb form) 19 Newt 50 Orders J2 dot Unldos 23 Spring fab i J8 British • statesman 30 Secular 31 Memorandum 12 Lutheran (ab.) II Wild ox of Cclebti 14 Wild plum 39 Stator (ab I n Ctnvu ihtlttr 3f Afternoon «nter!«lnm*m 41 Witticism 45 Part of > coat 41 Theatrical •Ifn 49 Largest rlvir in the world 51 Medicinal wash M Cauw to remember 94 Pertaining to an epic 55 Crinkled tab* M Variety of DOWN 1 Time long since past 2 Javanese tree 3 Cattle (dial.l 4 Ontario (ab.) 5 Poverty-, stricken e Billiard-shot 7 Shoulder (comb, form) 8 Appellation 9 Swedish title o( nobility 10 Hops kiln 12 Attire 13 Potato (dial ) 18 No title page (ab.) 20 Indian chief 21 Legislative body 22 Measures of cloth 23 First king of Israel (Bib.) 24 Yugoslav leader 27 Finished 2? Famous English school 29 Tidy 35 Remain erect 36 UplM 37 Anoint 40 Solitary 41 Run away to marry 42 Grape refuse 43 Sheal 44 Domesticated 46 Six on a die 47 Bellow 48 Single 50 Force 52 Diminutive of Timothy W

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