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fAGB EIGHT THE BLYTHEVILLl COURIER NEWS TWt COURIER ««WS OO. H. W. KAIN18, Publisher BAART A. HAINBS, Witor, Assistant PvblUMr PAUL O. HUMAN. AdYertising BLYTMiriLLK (ARK.) COUKIER NEITfl FRIDAY, DECEMBER 18, 1961 Sole National AdrerMsing Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., Kew Turk. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second claM matter at the post- ofllc* at Blytherille, Arkan*aa, under act of Con- greac, October », 1M7. Member of The Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BlyheYille or any suburban town where carrier service it maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a ridius of 50 miles, M.W per year. 13.50 for six months, 12.00 for three monthtc; by mail outside 50 mile lone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS Him God raised up the third lay, *»* shewed him openly.— Acts 10:M. * * * The resurrection of Jesus Christ is a certainty. M any fact, not merely of Christianity, but of history, stands on an impregnable foundation, this doe«.— I, P. Goodwin, D.D. BARBS A Missouri man reported to police that his pocket had been pickedi Then his wife confessed. * * * Staatitlcfi show that a rubber tire is stolen every few minutes in this country. The culprits should get longer stretches. * * * These are the days when all the housewife shoppers wait until the evening rush hour to drive home. * * * There's many a touching scene in the home theee days, with mom needing Christmas' shopping dough from dad. * * * A New York man was jailed for keeping hi« children out of school. The kids will hate the Judge. The Verdict Is In On Fluoridation Although Blytheville administered a sound thrashing to a measure to fluoridate city water, we would think there is now a twinge of more than one conscience of those who opposed the matter. Reported in newspapers this week were results of a 10-year fluoririation study. The verdict: it's magnificent. New York's State Health Commissioner, Dr. Herman E. Hilleboe, and his staff carefully studied results. They found no ill effects from drinking fluoridated water over the 10 years and tests showed a nearly 60 percent reduction in tooth decay among children. But rather than dwell on the "T-told- you-so" aspects of Blytheville's muddling of the election issue, the most poignant part of the picture is the fact that, again, it has been proven that fluoridation does reduce tooth decay. We can't help but think of the hundreds of Blytheville school children who doubtless will continue to munch candy bars and dote on sweet drinks while their teeth decay. Education, often, a long and sometimes barely-effective process, may bring about dietary reform in the next 100 years, although it hasn't made very much headway in the past 100. Fluoridation, on the other hand, begins immediately to act to prevent tooth decay. Where the Boom Hurts Everyone agrees it's wonderful that 65 million Americans are employed today in our booming economy. But the plentitude of jobs with good pay and attractive working conditions has its bad side, too. There aren't enough people taking on some of the grubbier tasks. Garage and service station mechanics, plumbers, house painters, carpenters, roof repairmen and similar workers are altogether too scarce in a time when there are more homes and cars than ever before. The 1950 census showed just 900,000 carpenters, 390,000 painters and 275,000 lot when measured against the popula- plumbers in the United States—not a tion and the total work force. Some of these jobs command good money, and offer considerable independence and flexibility of working hour». But more often than,not they come under the heading of dirty work, and they don't give men the community status they want. A man with a factuory job frequently seems to^have more standing. The consequence of this situation ii that the experienced, efficient works™ in these fields are vastly overburdened with work, and many Incompetents havt crept in to help fill the gap. Recently the Wall Street Journal lur- vey«d the home repair situation and found the catalogue of householders' complaints long and bittes. They gripe about slowness and inefficiency on the job, delay in showing up at all, overcharging, and so on. The responsible men in these fields acknowledge there are delays and sloppy work. They indicate they'd be quite happy if they could find more anil better helpers. As it is, they do the best they can with the big job, they say, and often never get around to the smaller ones. But they have their complaints against the householders, too. They say the latter are sometimes quite unreasonable in their demands, expecting immediate service of a sort they couldn't hope to get from anyone else, calling four or five repairmen in hope of getting one to show, stalling on payment of bills. A recession probably would change things in a hurry. We know one area where occasional layoffs in a large factory are promptly followed by a rash of new house painters knocking on doors looking for work. But who -wants a recession? If the economists are right and we are in for an increasing manpower shortage in the years just ahead—as population growth outruns additions to the labor supply—then obviously this problem is going to get worse. About all we can do is develop a little more philosophical patience, ask that the repairmen not use the situation to excuse avoidable delay and poor work, and scrap the idea that "do-it-yourself is a craze that will pass like miniature golf. Looks like we'll be doing it ourselves for a long time. Silent Night, Fatal Night Christmas is no time for tradgedy to visit us on the highways and in the home. But just the same it does—all too frequently. Last year, in a 54-hour period from the night before Christmas Eve until midnight Christmas night, 515 people were killed in accidents in this country. Most, of course, died in traffic mishaps. Put toegther heavy travel, the gay spirit of'the holidays, icy or slippery roads and the extra hours of winter darkness and you have the ingredient for this kind of tragedy. Every year the National Safety Council and others have issued their warnings, but they do not seem to register. But what else can anyone do but warn again: Be careful — extraordinarily careful. Watch road and traffic conditions like * hawk. Don't get carried away by the Christmas spirit or you may not live to enjoy it again. VIEWS OF OTHERS Too Much Land Already A Republican congresman said the other day that the federal government should start getting' rid of the land It owns, which amount* to a third of the national acrnage. This is mostly land that the nation acquired during the last century through purchase and treaties and which was never transferred to private ownership under the various land sale and homestead program* set up to dispose of It. Really, there doesn't appear to be an urgent need right now for the government to sell tht land It holds. Under consideration as a means of controlling farm production is a "soil-bank" proposal for the federal government to pay rent to fanners for privately owned land taken out of production. There would be little advantage in the government selling the public land and then perhaps turning around ad paying rent for it, should the soil-bank program be adopted. Farmers at the moment don't need any more laud In the aggregate to add to their present difficulties. —Lexington Herald. A Minor Offense Although not wishing to condone or encourage crime, some people may hope the courts will deal lightly with three employes of the House of Representatives, who are charged with carrying off and selling five tone of waate paper from the Capitol. A dealer paid them $106, which is not a great price for five tons of anything, Their loot is described a* "preferred acrap paper", which presumably Is superior to common scrap paper, but nevertheless not essential to the functioning of the government. Thes* characters may have done the taxpayers a favor. If they hadn't hauled the paper away, somebody would have come along and ordered It indexed and filed, with two extra copies of everything.—Pittsburgh Press. SO THEY SAY Many persons In the United State* today' are driving autos they will never own. -Sen. Joseph O'Mahonty (D., Wyo.) an M-months-to-pay auto financing. War of Nerves Peter fdton't Washington Column — Fuss Over Tiny Goa Highlights Woes of World Stewardship By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correcpondent WASHINGTON —(NEA) — They're throwing mush in the fans again. This is the .only plausible ex 7 planation for all the fuss over tiny Portuguese Goa, on India's west coast. Secretary of 'State John Foster Dulles probably never intended to get smeared by it as he has. But now that he's in it, he's standing by his guns. It began when Portugal's foreign 'minister, ,Dr, Paulo Cunha, was in Washington a few days . ago. He made one of the most- unblushing defenses of colonialism since the Victorian era. His statement was so out of step with modern political thought that it got practically no space in the American press. There was a spontaneously polite reluctance to show up the distinguished gueat in a bad light. "The thoughtless spread of the anticoloniaiist movement urgently requires reappraisal," said Dr. Cunha. "Acting as an inflexible 'anti- colonialist,' the man of the West is unconsciously rendering the greatest service to his mortal enemy, the Communist agitator," he said. "There is good colonialism and there Is bad colonialism," Dr. Cunha went on. "Let us correct the latter. But let _us not act blindly, simply by opposition to all colonial- Ism «nd to everything resembling colonialism." What the Portuguese foreign minister was obviously trying to do here Was defend what he considered his government's "good colonialism" in its hold on Portuguese West Africa, Mozambique, Guinea, the Azores and other Atlantic islands, Macao on the Red China coast, Timor in the Pacific, arid the three tiny holdings of Damao, Diu and Goa, near Bombay. Dr. Cunha made this unabashed defense of colonialism to whip up support in an amazed and unbelieving Washington. He did it deliberately just after Russian Premier Bulganln and Communist party Secretary Khrushchev gave their support to India's efforts to get the Portuguese out of Goa. Speaking in Madras, Bvilganin had declared that Portugal "was like an insect feeding on human blood." A Portuguese-ruled Goa was "a shame" to civilized people, he said, as the Indians cheered. In short, the Russian tried not too subtly to stir up the Indians to drive the Portuguese out. When Dulles and Cunha came to issue the final communique on their Washington talks, they had this very much in mind. ". . , Various statements attributed to the Soviet rulers . . . and allegations concerning the Portuguese provinces In the Far Easl were discussed by the two foreign ministers," they snid. "They considered that such statements do not represent a contribt'Mon to the cause of peace . . ." Sunday School Lesson— Written fee NIA •erne* Bj WILLIAM E. OILROT, 11.1). Is there anything new that one can write concerning Christmas, the birth of Jesus, the significance of His coming to the world, and all that His life and ministry have meant to mankind? To ask the question Is to answer, "Why should there be anything new?" The ever-living reality of Christmas Is set In the Gospels. It is amazing how that story never grows old (or not amazing When one thinks of all that It tells). The great poet, Tennyson, closod his great poem, In' Memoriam. with the reference to "one faroff divine event, to which the whole creation moves." It was a prospect of great faith, and hope, and optimism, a couple of generations before our atomic age. when the very human event of man's destruction of himself and his world looms as a threatening possibility of final disaster. But not final. Tor the greatest of all events Is not In a far-off future, but in a very real, historic past. For all that Jesus means to the World enforces and' strengthens that confidence of the Psalmist, who wrote (in the 4»th Psalm) of God as a refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble, dissipating fear, and giving man confidence, even If the earth should be removed. That Is what Jesus means to the world, and it Is the power and significance of the Christian story — the fact that Ood lives and lives, no matter what man is and docs, j and that there is "a house not made with hands eternal in the heavens" (II Corinthians 5:1). The language Is figurative, but the fact and the faith are real. Such words have a new significance as one contemplates annihilation, now possible as never before. The birth of Jesus In Bethlehem marks a concentration point In human history. The story Is rich In the portrayal, In the legends, the art, the glorification of motherhood, In all that Is attached to it of richness, though not in the com- mercialisation that tin become i« grossly attached to it in our time. But Bethlehem is only the beginning. The Christmas story Is in the whole life, and ministry, and influence of Jesus. Yes, In His sacrificial death and Resurrection as well. When a few years ago I wrote the text for pictorial strips of "The Christmas Story," a New England editor made the criticism that it was lacking because there was no reference to the Resurrection. The critic was right. The Christmas Story Is not complete if anything relating to Jesus is left out. It Is the story of a Christ, who ever lives and moves; who has conquered and is still going forth to conquer in a world that needs to be conquered by love, righteousness, and truth. For, despite what Christmas means to us and to millions, we are living In a world that is still largely pagan. So Christmas ought to be for all of us a time of new consecration to Christian living and Christian tasks, and above all the task of world evangelisation. A. GENIUS has worked up a new mystery TV show called. Ten O»rd. It Is just Dragnet scripts run backwards. And are they ever mystifying! — Klngsport (Term.) Timea. LITTLl LIZ . There's nothing like q fo»t new car »o «el you to traffic court fliikklv. •«•• They thought they were taking a swing at "Bulgy" and "Krush" In this communique. But that word "provinces" bounced off their bat. The Indians fielded it and cried, "Foul." There was no specific mention of Goa in this communique, though Dr. Cunha talked about It a lot while here. But in a later press conference, Dulles not only mentioned Goa. but reiterated that It is a Portguese province. The official U.S. position on Ooa is that of neutrality. It -wants only to see the issue settled peacefully The prevailing opinion among Washington officials is undoubtedly that colonialism is a dead duck and there Isn't any use trying to revive it. Portugal just hasn't realized that yet. Sooner or later, it is recognized that "Goa will have to go," as the saying Is. But If and when It does go, it should be permitted to go peacefully. There should be full recognition of the Goans' rights to express their preference. They should not be forced into union with India if they don't want It, in what Dr Cunha calls "enslavement by Indian Imperialism." But what this souped-up excitement illustrates again is how the United States — as the leading world power — can get sucked Into terrible troubles, defending 'the self-determination of small peoples In such remote real estate developments as Quemoy, Matsu. Dlen Bien Phu and now Ooa. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Discard It Key to Slam BY OSWALD JACOBY Writlcm far NEA Service When today's hand was played, East and West made a determined effort to shut South out of the auction. As it happened, however, South had so tremendous a hand that he was not to be shut out. In fact. South made his second bid at the slam level to make sure of getting high enough. West opened the ace of spades, reasonably enough, and should NOBTH <t>> II WIST 4AI4J VI • QUIT *I7«1 V AK197J »63 *QJ104 CAST 4QJ10851 TQJ»I41 «4 +NWW SOUTH « AKJtSl North-South vul. iv a * J• Past Paw 4 4 Fas* Pase Optnlnf lead—* A 4* Pan have switched to Ml singleton heart at the second trick. Instead, he continued with another spade, thus giving declarer the chance to make the slam contract. Mortimer Bellinger, well known New York player, carefully discarded his singleton heart ou dummy's king of spades. This was a key play. At the third trick, declarer led 1 e queen of cluM from dummy, discovering the bad break. It was now necessary to establish the diamonds by ruffing In the dummy. Selllnger took the top diamond*, ruffed * diamond la Uw Eriktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By EMKINB JOHNSON ., NBA Staft Corre*»«4Mt HOLLYWOOD —(NKA) —Hollywood Smorgasbord: Cddle Fisher and Debbie Reynolds are bringing (heir Mr. and Mrs. act Into their on-stage life, too. They'll love It up together i* front of Hollywood TV camerai IK hie Deo. 17 spectacular . . . Maureen O'Sulliven and Oorotohy Wellman, wife of Director Bill Wellman. looked M glamorous as moat of the movie queens at a Hollywood Party the other night. An eyebrow-lifter because, between 'em they've mothered H children! . . . Edgar Bergen'a trying to (orget a youngster's aqueal of delight when he discovered Charlie McCarthy on his knee In Hollywood's Santa Claus parade. "Look" shouted the moppet, "there's Howdy Doodyl" Jeff Morrow knows for sure it's time for him to get out of those science-fiction operas he's been starring In it U-I. When he told his nine-year-old daughter, Lissa, that he dies at the Alamo In "The First Texan." Llssa said: "Is the Alr.mo a real planet or an Imaginary one. daddy?" "Who Rides With Wyatt" is a new movie title, and one of those Irma-brained dolls already has popped the question: "I wonder if K'« the aame 'Who' Abbott and Costello are always talking about In their baseball routine?" Charles Coburn. who likes to trip toe light fantastic. Is now tripping It with Jessie Royce Landls, who played Grace Kelly's mother in "To Catch A Thief" . . . Carl Brisson. it the 60 mark. Is searing the feminine hearts at London's Cafe de Paris. And Cllve Brook, St. is appearing opposite Mai Zet- terllng In a London play . , Vanessa Brown went to'see "Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter?" with the Samuel Ooldwyns in New York. Sam, she says, has a sense of humor. He laughed loudest »t the character of a Hollywood producer. There's nothing glamorous about the "Rita" on the U-I lot. It's the name, of the worst-looking boat on the studio's backlot "ocean." . . 75 Ytart Ago In 0/yt/if ri//« Mitchell Best underwent an emergency appendectomy at Walls Hospital Sunday morning. He Is resting well today. Rev. Frank G. Smith of Omaha. Nebr., has arrived to spend the Christmas'holidays with his daughter, Mrs. R. F. Kirshner. Miss Mary Jean Affllck. a student at Hollins College will arrive home tomorrow to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Af flick. Miss Nancy Kirshner was surprised with a birthday party given by seven of her friends Monday night at the home of Misa Frances McHaney. dummy and returned to his hand with, a trump. He then ruffed another diamond with dummy's last trump and had to get back to his own hand to draw trumps. It was at this time that Bellinger's care in discarding the heart paid dividends. He could lead a low heart from dummy and ruff In his own hand with a low trump. West had to follow suit and declarer therefore w*s able to draw trumps safely and run the rest of his tricks with good diamonds. If declarer had failed to discard a heart earlier, he would have to ruff the second round -of hearts with a trump high enough to shut West out. This would result In giving West a natural trump trick later on. This and That Ann Sheridan's boy friend, Rudy Acotu, is playlnf a bandit role In Bob alltchum'i south-oMhe-bor- der flicker, "Bandldo." . . . Forceful Is the word for the actress who lands the rote of Rocky Oraliano's wife In the film version of his life story, "Somebody Up There Likes Me." According to Rocky, the two greatest influences In his career were: "My wife—and the United Slatw Army." Ralph Hancock, who penned "Fabulous Boulevard" about Los Angeles' famed Wllshlre Blvd., Is completing a biography of Joe E. Brown . . . Pretty Louise O'Brien, spotted doing commercials on TV's "Life I» What You Make It," is screen-testing at MOU . . . Don Taylor directed the "Anniversary Walti" stage company now playing in San Francisco but it doesn't mean retirement for him as an actor. "I'm going to be like Robert Montgomery," he laughs. "If l good role comes alqng he doesn't let It escape him—he plays it." This Is Hollywood. Mrs. Jones: "A corpse" (Pat Comiskey) was being wheeled down a hospital corridor through a buzzing crowd headed by Humphrey Bogart and Rod Steiger in a rehearsal for "The Harder They Fall." Seeking more excitement for the scene. Director Mark Robson shouted: "Here he comes. Act alive—buzz it up." Comiskey couldn't resist the cue. "Me too?" yelled the corpse, wif- gllng his toea under the sheet. Bob Hope will do a TV satire on "The Big Knife" titled "The Little Fork'." . . . Ava Gardner and Glenn Ford are headed for a movie together at MGM . . . Candy Tonne Is wearing a diamond that means she's officially engaged to Hal March . . . Van Hellln's slated ior the heavy role in the film version of the best selling "Andersonville." . . . "The Life, of Emile Zola" Is the latest reissue due from Warners. Rabbit Whips Big Snake JACKSBORO, Tex. 1*1 — Paul Gafford saw a cottontail rabbit whip a big snake. Here's his story: "I heard a baby rabbit squealing' and saw mother cottontail coming fast . . . She grabbed the snake with her teeth . . . She bit and shook the snalce just as a dbg •would have done . . . "The snake ran for a mesquito tree . . . The rabbit hung on and was lifted several feet. When she broke free she grabbed a new hold and pulled until the snalce tore lose again . . . "During the fight, the rabbit made a growling sound, similar to a small dog. "I killed the snake." Buoys Ahoy NORFOLK. Va. Wl — The Coast Guard Is taking a tip from the folks who decorate their automobile bumpers with reflector tape. It Is using a similar tape to mark buoys as an aid to night navigation. PHYSICIAN'S faults ar« covered with earth, and rich men's with money. — Oastonla (N. C.) Qaxett*. "THE MALE Chinese moth can detect the presence of the female of'this species seven, miles away." — Science note. Unfortunately, nature didn't supply the male of the human species with this type of warning. — Jackson (Miss.) State Times. Answer to Prtvioui Puzjle ACROSS 1 Cat and fight 4 Boy meets 8 Persian poet 12 Long, lonf 1J Not tht faintest- DOWN 1 Platform JLeer » Yellow (lower 4 from godi 1 Unemployed 6 Raised 7 Lett coin 8 Measures 9 Colt't mother 14 Papa and jo Priyer ending 28 Flat-bottomed 43 Tramp 19 It's an - 11 - -»vi« boat wind that 17 Jewish law 29 French seat blows no loodu y,n flower 31 Dignified 18 Adulator 23 Narrow roadi 33 Helped IS More staid 24 Infant insect 38 For - or 10 Amphitheater 29 Soon for worse JI Worm j« juit off 40 Jirfoni M Building bottom (naut.) 4 1 Secretee additions 24 Gasp J6 - andlvt 17 Doctrine lODisturbeiwe 11 Shade of difference 14 Lest wealthy J5 Redactor MAlso IT - on thli (kid talk) M Morning moisture MSleevelett garment 41 Him end - ; 42 Young pig 44 Neptune anil his 4* Joined 44 Individuals 46 Network 47 and the Ark 48 Voice modulation 10 Certified public accountant (ab.) cinals H Aid anil - MBoy'i nickname 14 Light brown UStud MWMTfO*

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