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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 15, 1955
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EIGHT BLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER HEW! THURSDAY, DECEMBER 11, 1861 TO BLTTBXVILLI COURIER NEWS ras OODKHHI mvra oo. H. W. JIAIHM, Wbliehw •AMY A. MUNIS, Hltor, Assistant MOT, D. WOMAN, Advertising auntger Bole National Advertising Representative!: Wallace Witmv Co., Hew Tork, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Uemphfc. fctered at second class matter at the post- ttflee at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con, October », 1S11 Member ot The Awoeiated Presa SUBSCRIPTION RATBS: •y carrier in the citv of Blvhevllle or any •nburban town where carrier service » maintained, 35e per week. Bj mail, within a radius of 50 miles, M.50 per year, 13.50 for six months. 12.00 for .three monthts: br mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year parable In advance. MEDITATIONS Yet the Lord will command his lerlmUndnesa hi the daytime, and In the night his sonf shall be With ma, and my prayer «nt» the God of my life. —Pialms 42:1. * * * Prayer* are but the body of the bird; desires •re Its angel's wings.—Jeremy Taylor. BARBS Where can yo» find a college that really teachee everything some ft the studenb think they know? * * * A jail sentence for robbery upset the wedding .plans of a Minnesota man. He'll still be tied down, forever. * * * A kiss often destroy* germs, according to a doctor. Maybe it shocks 'em to death. You can be glad the touring: season is over. No more maps to fold and unfold. ¥ * * Marriage often leads to friend hubby finding out what marvelous men the wife used to go out •with. Like Most Households, The City Needs Money Notwithstanding the fatter-than- •xpected turnback check from the county, City of Blythevills Is atill faced with growing financial obligations which it probably will find too steep for its present budget. First thing to do, as w« see it, is to get aboard the special census bandwagon. And if the police department ig to b« enlarged to what would be effective strength and »t the same time, if police salaries are to be maintained at a decent level, then the money ia going to be sorely needed .. . and like expansion is upcoming for fire and engineering departments, in all likelihood. In West Memphis last month, a special census, which cost $2,368, will net the city an estimated f 15,000 per year in additional turnback funds from the state. West Memphis showed a net increase in population of just over 3,600 persons. That would average better than $4 per head per each increase in population. Blytheville's 1950 population was just over 16,000 and more than'six months ago, a government official gave an off- the-record estimate of the city's popula- lation and set the figure at around 19,400. If that is true, city population by spring should be well over the 22,000 mark, if indeed it's around that figure right now. A little elementary mathematics makes all this add up to good business for the city in 1956. GOP Strategy Complete The calmness with which Leonard Hall, Republican chairman, views the future suggests strongly that he and some of his key., party associates have a plan respecting the 1956 presidential race. If they were no well - conceived plan, the Republican leaders would be visibly troubled at the prospect President Eisenhower might not make known his 1956 intentions until late February or March. It is acknowledged that in these days of wide television coverage a candidate can be given national statue in an amazingly short time. Nevertheless, this process involves inevitable, risk, and politicians seldom hold their calm in the fac« of such uncertainty. Thus we may fairly deduce that Hall and othen see the campaign of 1956 in definite outlinei. Naturally their first hop* in that Mr. Eisenhower himself will b« the GOP candidate again. They havt made this abundantly clear in public utterance. If ht decides not to run, most reliable accounts hint that the second phase of the plan is to try to prevail upon Chief Justice Karl YVarrm to he«d the ticket. There if eve» Mk ot drafting Warn* aftinst his will and oonfrontinf him with the accomplished fact. Warren of course could kill even this move if he said flatly h« would not run if nominated. That could take the top GOP planners to what reports indicate may b« thier third course: pushing Vice President Nixon. If the time were March and the vice president were given the backing of Hall and many elements of the Republican organization, he would be very hard to beat. Obviously Nixon would not draw anything like full support from the Eisenhower wing of his party. But he might detach just enough strength from that wing to render it incapable of blocking him. And it seems likely that many right wingers would accept him, though he might not be their top choice. All this is speculation, albeit guesswork with considerable foundation. If this three-stage program is an accurate estimate of high echelon GOP thinking, then what Hall and his associates are trying to devise is a system by which the 1956 nominating process can be kept under firm control at all times. If their highest hopes are realized, they believe they will get a candidate who is eminently electable. If only their lesser hopes are fulfilled, they are evidently convinced that they can maximize their ballot prospects by at any rate avoiding a bitter intraparty struggle for the nomination. VIEWS OF OTHERS Don't Play With the Keyboard Place our name* among those unalterably opposed, to changing tht typewriter k.«y board. It's tough enough to Attempt to unscramble hwty notw taken by typewriter over the telephone by a hunt and peck system. But we've been hunting for those fame letters for ye»ra. They've always been in the same place. Maybe they're hard to find but at least they're where they were the last time we looked. It seems * fellow named August Dvorak ot tht University of Washington has convinced some federal official* that a re-arrangement will ipeed •ip typing thirty-fire per pent. That may be. since Christopher Sholw and Carlos Olidden, had the Remington people make up the first modern typewriter In 1874, letterf have been scattered about the keyboard an if aown, graw-seed wi»*. But It's familiar. It'i been one of those thing* you could count on, like the iun rising and winter coming and the baby catching the mumpi, Let it alone, we *ay. Don't tinker with tht infernal machine. Any tampering might tend the next confused generation back to writing in long had. Then written communication might be beyond recovery.—Shelby IN.C.) Daily Star. Tricks With Taxes The people o( Los Angelet have the quaint notion that If the burden resting on the back of Johnny Taxpayer i* just shifted around a bit, It will develop fewer saddle sores. So the county of Los Angeles enacU a 1 per cent sales tax to create a special fund which will be used to reduce the taxes on real estate by a like sum. In other words, part of the property taxei is shifted to tht sales tax, the burden of which will be borne by the filthiest rich and the most wretched poor. There is a great moral here, and it appears to be this: Paying a large gob of taxes at a few- pennies a day hurts less than paying a smaller gob once a year in one lump. Strange that intelligent people can delude themselves into believing thii !• beneficial. Louisiana had assorted experiences with shifting property taxes to other sources. A little over 30 years ago the homestead exemption act was adopted. The tax taken off $2000 worth of domicile assessment was shifted to Income und corporation tax payers. But parish tax collectors found ft way to raid the state treasury for far more than their share of the exempted homestead taxes. This grew into 5uch a scandal that Oov. Kennon was obliged to call oh the Leglslautre to apply a remedy. Meanwhile famHiw enjoying those "tax-free" homesteads just go on paying the same quantity of taxes, or even more, In other ways.—New Orleans State*. SO THEY SAY I know th»t (President) Eisenhower will never permit any consideration, including that of a balanced budget, to stand in the way of the security of our nation—Arthur S. Fleming, director Defense MocJUiatkm. * * * Let me emphasiie that baseball U far from down and out and we art not going to cloae down, or even corutidtr closing down.—Ford Frick, ba*e- ball comniLuioner, on rumor that major leaguea might auapend operations for one year. # » * The auto la here to stay, but I have my doubt* about a lot or driven if they keep up thla flagrant lack of responsibility on tht highways. —Ned K. Dearborn, president, National Safety Council. # # * We (National Farmers Union) want to chant* the administration farm policy, not the hire* hwida who administer It.—Olenn Talbott, chair- uu <f the NFU executive committee. "This'll Kill You.;/ Pfttr Idton't Washington Column — Nixon s Christmas Tie Getting Special Attention from His Wife By DOUGLAS LARSEN And KENNETH O. .QILMORE NEA Staff Correspondent! WASHINGTON —(NEA.)— Bulletins from the Christmas shopping front: Vice President Nixon is going to get xomething special in the way of necktlei. His wife Pat spent a half hour in the men's tie depart merit of the most exclusive department itore in town and walked out without making a purchase. She couldn't find anything to suit her needs, she said. Secretary of Treasury Humphrey and Secretary of State Dulles are waiting 1 until they get to Paris to buy for their wives. They'll bt there for a NATO conference just before Christmas. For most of the cabinet It will be Christmas with the kids. The Wilsons will ht in Detroit with their six children and 15 grandchildren. The Brownells will be here with their four offspring. The Bensons will have four of their children here with them, but two married ones living in the W«st can't make it. You've never seen such a crowd of eager, primping, eyelash-batting debutantes as are abroad this season. As one young Air Force officer remarked at a recent big deb party, "They're not .only jet-propelled thii year, but they have their afterburners cut in, too." Here's the reason: The handsome 43-year-old Prince Rainier II of Monaco is going to be In town for two months looking for ^ wife. His principality does not include much more than the Monte Carlo gambling: resort. But what there Is of it Is gay and colorful. in addition, the prince is an excellent skier, deep-sea diver and racing car enthusiast. When former N. Y. Lt. Gov. Frank C. Moore drove up to the hotel where the big White House Conference on Education was being held, the cab driver asked him: "Don't tell me you're one of them connected with that meeting?" "Yes," Moore replied, "I happen to be a member of the committee." "Well," the cabbie said, "they're the greatest bunch of nondrlnkers and nontlppers we've ever had in town." ' The meat ball routine in Washington is getting out of hand. Now you can't even taste the hamburg. Seems every embassy here wants to add a special flavor. At a. private party for Pakistan Ambassador Mohammed All and his wife the other evening, meat balls were all over the buffet. In Pakistan this dish is called kofta. They served, them three ways yet. Spiced, dry or in sauce. Cocktail odds: I Two to one. that the Communist embassies close their open-social-i door policy here before the winter is over. Five to one against Margaret Truman becoming engaged to New Jersey Gov. Robert B. Meyner. Odds are less on * New York TV actor. Even that Ike will play his first round of golf before Easter. There's serious doubt In aviation circles that the Reds invented the first airplane, as they claim. Bu there's no denying that they've come up with a pretty historic baby-sitting Idea in this town. At the Czech embassy, at least, members of the staff can bring their kids to parties and par** them upstairs under the guidance of a nurse. This could defect the nurse to democracy, but it suits Lt. Col. Frantlcek Tishler, military attache, and his wife. "Greatest social advance in years," he claims. Who's kiddin' who dept.: After the Czech party the enthusiastic wife of a well-known local pinko cooed to everyone within a 50-foot range, "Isn't peaceful coexistence wonderful?" Fashion notes: Michigan's Gov. G. Mermen Williams dazzled the dames at the Women's National Democratic Club when he addressed them the other day. It wasn't his speech. He wore gold cuff links the size of a silver dollar stamped with the seal of his state. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - (NEA) — On. stage, Oifslage 4 Upstage :There's no business like show business, tra-lah, but it's time for somebody to say "No" to this Kim business There are now three Kims—Novak, Hunter anst Stanley—and it's downright embarrassing says the original Kim who started it all "I'm not suing or anything," Kim Hunter laughed on a CBS-TV rehearsal stage, "but I feel sorry for people who get mixed up about all the Kims. I've been called 'Miss Novak, 1 Kim Novak's been .called "Miss Hunter' and Kim Stanley's now adding to the confusion." None of them was born Kim but Kim Stanley has a better rlgnt to the name than anyone because her middle name is Kimberly. David O Selinlck g»« tht Kim named Hunler the name when she wai a movie starlet. He remenv bered It from Uie character In Edna Ferber's "Showboat" who was named Ktm by her pop in honor of three states, Kentucky, rlltnols and Missouri. We now have three Kims—one for each state. Please, dolls, Kims. that's enough . Deborah Kerr's 20-foot hoop skirt for her role of Anna in "The King and I" requires her to sit in a special chair between scenes. A gagster on the set put this sign on "For the Far.ny of Annie." Anything wrong between Kathryn Grayson and -Pier Angell? Some of Pier's remarks to British scribes about replacing Kathryn in "Port Afrique" are eyebrow- raising. Like her insistence that the part was never right for La Grayson. anyhow, and that she was first choice in the first place. Vanessa Brown has been offered the Jane Ace role in the televersion of the old radio rlb-tlckler, "Easy Aces," for NBC-TV. The folding of "My Favorite Husband" at CBS prompted the o'fer. The Wllnet: Los Angeles nightclub advertisement: . "Six Dancing Girls." "Five Beautiful Costumes.' How's that again? phone calla. Ear Witness: Richard Lyon, soa of Bebe Daniels and Ben Lyoa, and starlet Jill Ireland an rumored altar-bound. She was with young Lyon in his recent auto accident . . . Jackie Collins, the shapely 18-year-old kid sister of Joan (Girl On a Red Velvet Swing) Collins la whizzing along in British TV as a glamor starlet. . . And Lisa Kirk would like'to dedicate a love song to Charlie McCarthy: "Love ia a Many Splintered Thing." J5 Ytatt Ago In Blyth«vill» — The Vesper Choir of the high school will present a special Christmas concert at First Methodist church Sunday night. A special number on the program will be "O Holy Night" for which Harry Carter Farr, soprano of junior high school will be soloist, assisted by Jack Chamblin, Bill Morse, George Hubbard Jr., and Richard Roberts. Eighteen members of the Prosperity Club were entertained at the Club's Christmas party Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. A. G. Shibley. The winter social season continues this week with another of society's large parties to be given out at the Hotel Noble at one o'clock. Mrs. W. L. Homer, Mrs. Elton Klr- by, Mrs. H. It. Houchins and Mrs. Harry Haines will be hostesses for the Christmas bridge luncheon. Not in The Script: Marie Wilson to Groucho Marx: "If your wife wants to leam to drive, don't stand in the way." This Is Hollywood, Mri. Jones: New hardware store owner Alan Ladd It due for a cover on Hard wart News, th» hardware Indu Iry'a trade piper. It would be more appropriate for some hardwearing stars yon all know. LIU Gentle, the Birmingham. Ala., TV discovery Just signed by Fox, and Vanderbilt U. grid star Gkika Morgan are keeping the love fires, burning via long-distance the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for N'EA Service A good way to start a discussion of "nervous breakdown" is to quote part of a letter: "About a year ago my wife became very ill and then developec a nervous breakdown. One doctor told her she should go to see psychiatrist but she does not want to because she is afraid he might tell her she Is a mental case." There is nothing in the letter to tell what kind of "nervous breakdown" the writer's wife is suffering from, so I shall have to discuss the subject in general. First, however, A should like to point out how foolish It is to refrain from going to a psychiatrist since the fear of being told something .unwanted is R mighty poor reason for not seeking the best help possible. Although the label "nervous breakdown" is still frequently used, it is a vague term ind covers a multitude of different conditions. There Is no single mental disorder with a uniform set of symptoms or a single cause which can properly be labeled "nervous breakdown." In some, this is certainly a mild condition perhaps caused by worry, nervous fatigue, or just the strains of modern life. In such cases the symptoms can b* rather slight and recovery reasonably prompt. In others, a nervous breakdown ta used to described some 5 or ions mental disease with a big alteration In personality and a slow recovery. It la not always easy to find the cause of the mental, difficulty. What proxtuces abnormal mental conditions U not thoroughly under* utood. Some of them may come from the great mental tensions produced by the world of today. A few, but by no means not ail, mny bt Inherited, Mental treatment (psychotherapy) administered br brain ip*. mi, phyatcAl thertpr, 1 including hot and cold baths, hand work, and shock treatments an often helpful and have brough thousands back to normal. Al though much still has to be learned about causes, prevention and treatment of the "various kinds of men tal diseases, progress is already far advanced and even better results will surely come. The fortunate thing is that many will recover and find themselves quite normal again. Lots of people who have gone awoy for r while with a nervous breakdown come back to their family and friends entirely restored to health. Family, friends and neighbors should always be careful not to criticize someone who suffered from R physical ailment and the person with anj- kind of "nervous breakdown" does not seek this trouble any more than someone tries to get a skin rash! THE NEWLY-RICH woman returned from her first trip abroad "And Paris," she gushed, "Paris is marvelous. The people are all so cultured; nothing crude like in this country. My dear, even the street cleaners speak French." — C«rlsbdd (N. M.) Cur rent-Argus, LITTLt LIZ h im'j olwoyi o moo's neigh- ton who cam* In lote--»onttt!mn »'s hta wife's htnbond. JACOBY ON BRIDGE West Hc/ps South Win By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service There is no getting away from the fact that today'» hand is rattler badly overbid. North might well have passed to ( one club instead of showing the heart suit. South might well have bid only two no- trump instead of jumping to game. Since both members of the partnership stretched their values, the NORTH 11 496 TA9763 • 643 4983 WEST EAST AAQ874 «J103 VK104 VQ8.1 • 72 • QJ95 *J7S *1082 SOUTH (D) VJ2 « AK10I Both sides vut. West Nertk. tut 1 * Pass 1» Pase 3 NT. Pass Pass Fiat Opening lead—A 7 result was » contract that was, heoretlcally unmakeable. As every exp«rlenc«i bridge 1 ilayer knowi, ther» ii a (ap be. ween theory and practice. South should have been defeated, but he :ooked up a clever enough scheme o make his contract. West opened the seven of iptdes. East put up the ten, ami South won the first trick with the king. There were now only seven tricks n top cards, and South knew that M would need at least a little uck to make hit contract. Hoplnc lor K M br«tk, South' ted his three top clubs. Fortunately for him, the suit broke evenly and he was able t« lead his last club and win a trick with It. By this time South was sure of eight tricks, but the ninth trie* still looked fairly far away. After some thought, South decided to return a spade and let West take his tricks. There wasn't much chance for a true squeze. but there was an excellent chance that West would be nfraid to tackle the hearts when he got through with his spade tricks. Events turned out as South had noped. West took his four spade tricks but was afraid to lead away from his king of hearts. He therefore led a diamond through East's queen-jack. This diamond lead .gave South the first of two finesses. He could now lead a heart to dummy's ace and take the other diamond finesse, thus making his ninth trick. It is interesting to note that South could not have taken wo diamond finesses for himself since here was only one entry to dum- cooperation in order to obtain both diamond finesses. Rubber City Has that Bounce? AKRON. Ohio W) — Maybe It'i the bounce in this Rubber City. Whatever it is, .many of the sturdy business veterans spurn retirement. Paul W. Lltchfleld, at 80 still heads a large rubber company. He delights In squashing retirement rumors each birthday. Dr. M. D. Alia, former city health director, was past 70 when he stepped aside in favor of a successor. Now he's busy with private practice. Cyrus 8. Eaton, 71, rUee at 5:30 a.m. workdays. Only two years ago he won the chairmanship of a major railroad. At 17, attorney Clyde Berry hu "slowed down," but still reports to his 'office and handles cases. And there's realtor R. K. Crawford, 86, hard to see at times because his secretary reports he "just dashed out again to keep an appointment." William P. O'Neil, 70, heads another big rubber firm. Atorney Watson .E. Slabnugh retired last year at 96. "You'd be surprised ]ust how valuable a. man is with 70 years' experience," he said at that time. Horn. Work HERMOSILLO, Mexico (/P)—Contract farm laborers here are required to work about two weeks in Mexican cotton fields before they are allowed a permit to leave the country for harvesting in the United States. Officials say so many workers want to go north for the U.S. harvest—where the pay is higher—that not enough are left to bring in the Mexican cotton. PALL LEAVES are lovely on th« trees, They look so bright and gay there. They'd do a lot for weekend ease, If they would only stay there. — Tallahassee Democrat. ABOUT the only good thing to be said for most of today's hit songs is that mercifully they are not hits very long. — News and Courier. Young Ladies Anivvcr to Previous Puzzle ' ACROSS J Elgin' nest* 1 Feminine * Indian heroine appellation 4Mrs 8 Girl's name Johnson 11 One who rents ' Conducted 13 Legislative 6 Indian weight body 7 Miss 14 Armed fleet Merkle 15 Characteristics 8 Went by 16 River (Sp.) steamer 17 Greek letter » Dress 10 Birds' homes appellation 12 Price 34 Small pipe 13 Hindered in " growth 18 Art (Latin) 21 Command 19 Ignited 10 Gambling (am* 12 Sea eagle. 23 Bitter vetch 24 Feminine .name It Position in gymnastica It Low haunt Jl Goddesi of. the dawn 3IAg« S3 Split pen 34 Playing cards 17 Obligation 40ErmiM 41 Mimic 43 Stigma 49 Camti'fh*ir clo*i 46 Youth 4T Malt drink ItAirowgoiso* flAnatoffcil S4'. l Ulymal4 42 Hurricane; 44 Lease anew 49 Atmosphera 50 Royal Navy Airman (ab.) 35 Biblical mountain j.>i,>!«>m \«.*.r 36 Health resort 52 British money 38 Censures of account 25 Go by aircraft39 Louisiana 53 He wrote fl Highway university "Treasure J8 Small island! 40 Phase Island" (init.) II TV panelist, Franoit M Hiving tour parts (comb, form) K Property ltt« DOWN

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