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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, April 13, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 1«5« THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COOTIE* NEWS CO. H w HAINBB. Publisher HARRT A. HA1NE8, Assistant Fubllihtf PAOLO HTJMAM. Advtrtlitin Manner Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta. Memphis. Entered at second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- fress, October 9. 1911 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any mburban town where carrier service U maintained 30c par week By mall, within a radius ol So miles. $8.60 per year. $3.50 for six months. J2.00 for three montlu; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 115 80 per rear payable in advance. The newspaper is not responsible for monej paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS Simon Peter, a servant and in apoatle of Jesus Christ, to them that have obtained like precious faith with us through the rlrhteousne»i of God and our Saviour Jesui Christ. — U Peter 1:1. * * * Faith, In order, which is the basis of science, cannot reasonably be separated from faith in an ordainer, which is the basis of religion. — Asa Gray. BARBS When two women are whispering and a third doesn't have » look-in, she'd better look out. * * * Betaf. broke is nothing to braf about, but tome- thiti( to write home about. * * * Now come the spring days when little toU will wear their shoes out more—and quicker. * * * A girl can dress in 45 seconds, according to tests. Then why doesnt she? * * ¥ A bachelor l> a man who doesn't hare to sneak s chew of tobaeco. Weather: Colder, Snow Long gone, it seems, are most of those wonders old-timers muse on when they mumble, "Now those were the good old days." Their favorite topic is the weather, of course. Just dare mention what a bad day it is, and you won't get away without hearing about the great winter of such and such. The galoshes may soon be on the other foot, however. For those good cold, old days may return. At least, so a noted vexpert tells us. We're in for some more of those furious, old-fashioned winters during the next 40 years predicts Dr. Hurd C. Willett, professor of meteorology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In an article in the "Saturday Evening Post" he dismisses talk that the climate in the U.S. is rapidly changing. And he junks speculation that the "hurricane belt" has permanently moved from the West Indies to New England. Dr. Willett also has good news for the farmer, There's no fear of another dust- bowl drought, he says. For according to his calculations more rainfall and cooler weather .are due in the Middle West and the South during most of the remaining century. The Northwest will also continue to be cool and wet—with a rise of water level of Great Salt Lake. By careful analysis Dr. Willett bases these predictions on the assumption "that we are entering a. new 40-year period in which the sunspots will be in an inactive phase." It is these sunspots, he explains, that have a great deal to do with climatic changes on the earth. Records show that when their activity increases weather generally becomes hot and try as it has since 1910. Now we're moving into a long cycle of fewer sunspbts, says the M.I.T. we»therman. For those of us who were planning to Bunbathe in New York during future winteri, thit comes as a shock. Yet we can't deny that the news is wonderful if it means an end to damaging hurricanes and droughts. We only hope the professor will be around long enough to enjoy his forecast or do some explaining if it doesn't come off. Ode to Spring Robins? Bah. Crocuses and lilacs? Pooh. The real song of spring is the early afternoon call of the Blue Warbler as he bursts forth with his melodious, "Play Ball!" When the ballyard grass blossoms with used paper cups and empty popcorn boxes, mankind may be assured that another spring has safely arrived. And none too soon. Our boundless hopfulness (or blindness) is such that last year's disasters are forgotten. Courage and optimism flower with the emerging of the souvenir salesman from his hibernation. Our team may have faltered in the race for the flag as last summer faded. But this is a new, clean start. Hurrah! This is the "next year" we fans started waiting for when the final fly was caught last year. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Big Veranda The front porch, be it large or small, which WKB ft casualty In the baby tornado that struck the Green Cove urea is a symbol of thos« useful appurtenances that have been lost In the narrowing horlzoni of life. The role' of the piazza in that gone but not forgotten wny of life Is best pictured by a school of writers who pen the romatlc novel. They tell of a time when knighthood was In flower and crinoline dresses swished at eventide. The lord of the manor was all that the name implied. He arose at a more convenient hour than the, crack of dawn, and the schedule that followed was one Jhat suited ft gentleman of taste, Moutlng a horse, he was off to a survey of the planting, to a study of his acres—preferably those of paternal bequest. He may even have stopped to sit upon the fence, calmy smoke a pensive pipe, and think about his crops. The morning chores complete, he returned to the veranda, three to receive the ministrations of a faithful servant who had Just the right recipe for a mint Julep that was famous for miles around. The chief virtue of the delectable portion wajt Its Inducement to the somnolence of noonday repose. The novelist of realism twists the picture out of proportion, He wants the master's horse put to plow. He seeks to know how many feet the animal raises from the ground when he runs—three or four. The functionalist builds the piazza to shorten the mint Julep trip from kitchen to front porch. The Inte Margaret Mitchell named her book well. The verandas that have "gone with the wind" provided plenty of room for values which progress has choses to shun.—Florida Times- Union. SO THEY SAY When Stalin put himself above the party and cultivated the cult of the individual, this resulted In great damage to the Communist party of the Soviet Union and the Soviet state. One cannot count Stalin among the classics of Marxism. — Walter Ulbricht, East German Communist party chief. * * * I am for (President) Eisenhower as long as he can stand it. Thank God he's supported by Democrats ... I am a Virginia Democrat, not one of those New York Democrats. — Lady Aster, ex-British member of Parliament, after a visit with President Eisenhower, President Eisenhower is a weak president in his first term. He would become a cipher if reelected. It is unrewarding for Democrats to wrangle about his health or age-. . . They must defeat the Eisenhower name, the Eisenhower legend. — Pennsylvania Gov. George M. Leader, t Democrat. Hal Boyle's Column Take Children Along on Cruise ) They're Worth all the Problems By HAL BOYLE ABOARD SS NASSAU At Sea Ijfl — What is the proper age to take a child on a cruise? Many parents ask this question. Homeward bound alter a glorious two-week vacation tour of the Bahamas. I am i bit inclined to give this answer: The proper age to take a child on a cruise is when it is 65 years old— and suffering from fallen archea. Then you can be reasonably sure of >V-i5rc It Is. Not that my wife, Frances, and I hii-.n l been exactly unaware of the location of our young daughter. Tracy Ann. We hive always known exactly where she was. She has always been in one of three places: . 1. Under the fett of the waiters In the dininf room. 2. Fifteen steps ahead of our outstretched arms — and running in the wrong direction. 3. Trying to ride an upper rail piggy-back, with a rolling deck beneath one leg and maybe two miles of rolling ocean beneath the other. This Is the third cruise for Tracy. On the first one she wag only 8 months old, and it was a breeze to push her. around in a carriage. On the second cruise she was 19 months old, and still easy to handle. I put a leather harness on her and told her she was a pony. This more than pleased her, as at lhat «l!e she would rather have been a horse than i grown-up. But now she Is 2 years and 9 monthi old and, llk« a cat Milling I down in new quarters, she has felt it necessary to explore every crun- ny of the ship. She has tried to help the chef cook pastry, the engineer to fuel the boilers, the captain to rule his bridge. With some ships this wouldn't do at nil. But this ship has an Italian crew, many of them homesick for their own families far away. Italians generally seem to have a theory that a child can do no wrong, and the crew members have so pampered Tracy that I'm afraid she'll be half way through college before I can unspoil her. Right now I'm an ex-Iron parent with the authority of a rubber band. But the blRRcst blow has been to my athletic pride. Tracy Is In the climbing stage, and every stairway "We've d Lot in Common—Fuchs, Burgess, Maclean" »tEA Wmce, tac Poter Edson't Washington Columr McKay-Morse Campaign Should Furnish Plenty of Fireworks By PETER EDSON NEA Wishinglf> n Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Departing Interior Secy. Douglas McKay expects a dirty campaign when he shakes the muck of Washington from his feet and returns to Oregon. He will be running for the job now held by Democratic Sen. Wayne Morse. "There have been a lot of personal attacks on McKay in Oregon," McKay , admits. "They've convinced a lot, of people I'm a crook on this 'give-away' charge." McKay stoutly maintains he hasn't given away a thing, rial race this year, as "a He looks on the Oregon senato- showdown between private enterprise and what leads to socialism. They (the Democrats) deny that, but look at the record. "Besides," he asks scrnppily, "What has Wayne Morse ever done for Oregon?" \ Since Morse is never at a loss for 10,000 words, this gives a rough Idea of what to expect from Oregon this year. There Is no doubt about Doug McKay's heart belonging to Oregon. Three generations of McKays have lived there. "Wayne Morse wasn't even born there," he observes. . McKay's greatest regret on leaving Washington is that he was not; able to see the Klamath River project In Oregon completed. But he lists several things as the greatest accomplishments of his three years as Secretary of Interior. He Is proudest of the Indian education program. Nothing spectacular, he admits. But it has great human values. "I'm an honorary Blackfoot," he boasts. He is proud of the new Operation 66 to enlarge National Park facilities In the next 10 years. He Is proud of the Alaska railroad, reorganization. It converted this 525-mile government line from a loser to a money-maker— $1,250,000 last year, 'more this year. Dept. of Interior appropriations were cut the first year of McKay's administration. But they have been raised annually since then to a budgeted 580 million dollars for 1957. "Most people don't realize It," says McKay, ' 'but Interior is rapidly becoming self-sustaining." "It's due to Increased revenues from Bureau of Land Management timber sales and the amazing receipts from tldelands leases." "I'm proud of those deals," says McKay, "in terms of cold-blooded money." He leaves Washington with the all-time cabinet record of having held only one Washington press conference in his three-year ten- ure. He has been available for individual Interviews and he has held press conferences out of town. He says he likes the give and take of heckling. McKay's one capital press conference was to announce the new Republican administration electric power policy. "It wasn't my policy," says Doug. ''It was Ike's policy—announced in Seattle in 1952—but I got blamed for it." McKay is, however, all for this "partnership power policy. He says he got blamed for the decision to have Hell's Canyon developed by Idaho Power Co. because he didn't testify against it. But the decision, he says, was actually made by Federal Powe Commission — "a New D e E agency." McKay Insists that the A Sarena case, for which he was als criticized, was required by th 1877 mining laws. "I wanted th law changed in 1953 to stop thi sale of timber on mining claims,' he says. "Congress wouldn't g< along." In this manner McKay builds up his campaign. It was his wife, he says—not Iki —who made the decision he shouk go home and run for the Senate "I'd Ifke to go home and fish, says McKay. "But once you get 1 this public service business, yo can't quit." Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Holly wood and Grapevine: A Hollywood movie theater Is jingling its box-office bells with a switch on success, "Flop Night." Every Wednesday two unannounced box- office lemons are being squeezed for plenty of sugar. Mary Pickford's threatening to will her fabulous collection of Him memorabilia and art objects to three other cities with motion picture museums unless Hollywooc establishes one of its own. The absence of a movie museum Movietown is an eyebrow-lifter for every out-of-town visitor. Now that movies have reached perfection on big screens, U-I will film "The Shrinking Man." All members of the cast will be reduced to six lachet. Just like TV, huh? 75 Years Ago In Blythcviile Mrs. F. G. Eelchel has returnei from Marlon, Ind. where she spen a week visiting her sister, Mrs. H L. Kuester, and family. Mrs. W. H. Slovell. Mrs. J. D Smith and Mrs. M. T. Moon spen yesterday In Memphis. The first of the series of partie: given each year for the seniors o. the city high school was given yesterday afternoon when Mr. and Mrs Floyd White entertained with a skating party at the Armory. Mr and Mrs. White are parents of Dick White, senior class president. Is a challenge. I didn't anticipate any real difficulty on that score, however. I come from a family of climbers — we rose from the coal mines to the swivel chair in only three genera- ions. T have also climbed the dome of St. Peter's in Home, the Eiffel Tower in Paris, and the Great Pyramid outside Cairo. But feats were as nothing compared with trying to keep pace with Tracy as she goat-leaped up one flight of ship's stairs and down ;he other. She's the lass who put he lope in antelope. After the first ,wo days I started staying up to eat the midnight buffet so I'd have strength for the next morning's gallop. Do I sound like an old crank? Af- er all, the fresh air and exercise have caused Tracy to bloom like a llac bush. And In the interludes >etween the times I have been rantically keeping her from fulling overboard, we have had some unforgettable moments of companionship together. Once, cuddling against my knee at the rail, she looked out at the sea and asked gravely, "What makPS it .so bumpy?'' "The wind dons," I told her. Tracy looked up at me dubiously, thought a while, then said: "Well, I guess I'll have to ask Mommy. You're teasing me." What is the right age to take a child on a cruise? The real answer I guess is — any age. The price of parenthood |s constant fear. But wherever you go, you will worry less about a child if you tnke it with yon than if you leave it behind. And you'll be & lot less lonesome! j Written Service. . __ _ Trrmco IOF -inr,rt oervice. the OoCtOr SayS — *y EDWIN *- JORDAN, M.D By EDWI NP. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service When you scrape oi'f even a small piece of slcin you quickly realize how uncomfortable and handicapped you are without it. However, the skin is much more than just a protection to the other parts of the body. Sweat glands empty moisture on :he skin which cools the body in not weather. Oil glands help to make the skin loose and pliable and the skin s uncomfortable or damaged when there is either too little or too nuch oil. All things considered, the skin is one of the most important parts of' the human anatomy. And while t has been toughened by nature, t is subject to disease and injury and should receive good care. Improper clothing-, over-heated rooms, or insufficient exercise all nterferc with the normal ability )f the skin to regulate body temperature. Clothing delays the loss of heat >y enclosing, air .between gar- nents and the skin, or between he fibers of the clothing itself Woolen fibers keep air in the mesh quite well. Cotton and many other fabrics etain air less well and are con- equently known as "cooler" fables and are more comfortable in lot weather. Rubber clotting has certain pecial uses but it is not desirable or long wear since rubber is not orous and prevents normal evap- ration of moisture from the skin Now we have synthetic fibers too. with their own characteristics Black or other dark-colorod clothing absorbs more heat than white and is thus desirable for the colder seasons. Bathing several times a week is usually considered desirable not only because of its cleansing action on the skin but also because It stimulates the circulation and muscles and nerves in the skin Perhaps bathing should be less freouent in cold weather bemuse nf the greater drying action of thp skin. Water at temperatures of about] 96 to 100, with the use of soap, is considered most desirable for cleansing purposes and comfort. For stimulating purposes, the cold bath which brings a warm glow to the skin and a feeling of we " being is often good. However, one who is elderly, of whose blood circulation is poor, must be careful of the shock of a cold bath or shower. A reasonable amount of sunlight is desired for the skin as well as for the body as a whole. Certain rays of the sun produce vitamin D in the skin which is absorbed into the body and is important for good health. Sunlight which tans the skin without burning is the best. There are a few people, however, who cannot take much sur, f.' ' one reason or another. LITTLl LIZ About the only thing wrong with the large economy si ze is the price. End of Week HAOERSTOWN, Md. (fi — Dr. Vernon Richardson in a sermon at St. Paul's Methodist Church here, summed up a sign of the times: "Our great grandparents called it the Holy Sabbath. Our grandparents called it the Sabbath. Our father and mother called it Sunday We call It the weekend." Wally (Mr. Peepers) Cox will make a TV comeback for NBC He's starred In a pilot reel based on Paul Galileo's "Hiram Holll- day." Now look what Miss Wiggle Hips did. Marilyn Monroe's "Bus Stop" emoting in Phoenix resulted In this page one box in the Phoenix Gazette: "Next time Phoenix police escort Marilyn Monroe .— or other visiting celebrities — they'll stop for red lights, observe the speed limit and not use sirens. Officers who escorted Miss Monroe from Sky Harbor Airport to the Sahara Hotel apparently were so excited they couldn't see red and forgot to stop for traffic signals. Today Chief of Police Charles P. Thomas warned: " 'When escorts are furnished for visiting- dlgnltarin ... all vehicle* will atop for traffic Ilfhte, stop signs, etc., aod will observe speed limits at all times.'" Now Milton Berle wants to give back his 30-year .contract at $300,000 a year to NBC. How times change. Remember all the headlines about Mr. Television signing the "unbreakable" contract? But today Berle Is saying: ' "I'd like to change my sphere for a while My wife wants me to take a long rest and she's got me pretty sold on the idea." On the same subject. Bob Hope Is pointing these days to this handwriting on the wall: "I think broad comedy is on the way out. The public is being educated to the more subtle types of comedy. The public seems to want novelty and variety too." It's a reunion for Red Skelton and Director Norman McLeod on his comeback, movie, "Public Pigeon No. i." McLeod directed Red in his first big comedy hits at MGM. Lightning, they hope, can strike twice. It's Eve Arden's line about the cannibal child who was expelled from school because he buttered up too many teachers. Pattl Page's explanation for dropping from a size 12 to 8: "I gave up cream puffs for my career." Greer Garson is the latest Hollywood TV convert. Since starring with Bob Hope in a home-screen version of "The Awful Truth," she's beaming: "TV is something that makes you say. the day of the show, 'I'll never do It again.' And when it's, all over, you want to do It all over again." Jack Benny is planning hia first movie In years. A comedy titled "The Phony" about a little man Mankind," tracing the million•nan. ' movie spectacular. ''The Story of year history of man on earth. who dreams about belnr t blf Promised and hoped for: A Arthur Godfrey closed his local office here. Whatever that meant. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bridge Luck li Often Deserved Wrltte nlor NEA Settle* Bj OSWALD JACOBY I haven't heard from Hard Luck Joe for quite a while, but w* can't resist relating one of his miaad* ventures on Friday the Thirteenth. Joe told the bidding of today'! hand and asked what opening lead was demanded by the double. He had the East hand. "Spade," w» told him, unhesitatingly. "Thank you," Bald Joe, with feeling. "See how unlucky I was. My partner didn't have a spade, so he couldn't lead one. Still, everything would have been all right if my partner had' led t dia- NOETI <t» 4KQJJ74 VNon. * A7 *AKQ»* «AJT WEST *Non» VJ109851 • 981 + 10855 SOCTM VK1741 « 105 AQ *J Both aid« vuL Nor* EaM Smtt WM 2 A Pass 1 » Past 4+ Paas 6* Pass 7* Double 7N.T. Paas Pass Double Paas Pass Pass Opening tod—V i mond or a club. The heart lead gave declarer a finesse he couldn't take for himself, and this was hl« "Very unlucky," we sympa- thirteenth trick." thized. Joe wandered off looking for another sympathetic ear. Meanwhile we did a little mental arithmetic. South had scored 2490 for making the doubled grand slam In no- trump. Joe could have scored 100 points for beating seven spades one trick if he had simply passed Instead of doubling. The double cost his partnership 2590 points apiece. A player who makes doubles of this kind doesn't have to wait for Friday the Thirteenth to find an unlucky day. Merit Pay Is Proposed Around the World ST. LOUIS vn A lugfestloB that studenU pay university professor* personally at the end of each semester on the basis of the quality of their instruction was advanced nl the Washington University Camput newspaper. "If instructor A wa« judged best of a student's teachers he would receive perhaps $100 of the total tuition," said an editorial in Student Life. "If B were good, but not ao good, he would receive (60 and so on. The newspaper has been critical ol "too many mediocre faculty members" and an Increase in tuition. Answer to Previous Puzzle An average suit of medieval armor weighed about 45 pounds. The Alamo fell on March «, 1636, wllh 187, Americans, Including Davy Cro'ckett, killed. ACROSS I Thailand 5 Notoriety 9 Angeles, California 12 Opposed 13 N.ishts before events 14 Era 15 Fine sprayers 17 Before (prefix) IB Lassoed 19 Shriller 21 The seven 23 Bow 24 Hartmr. Maine 27 Prayers 29 Ethiopian lake 32 Ester of oleic acid 34 Sway 36 Short coat 37 Place within 38 Immediately after 39 Tip 41 Signal ot distress 42 Kind of cat 44 Mix 46 Evening parties 49 Flowing garments 53 Vestment 54 Entertainment 56 Hawaiian wreath 57 Stead 58 Poker slake 59 Small child 60 Gaelic £1 Beginners DOWN 1 European river 2 Preposition 3 Upon 4 Actors 5 Turkish headgear 6 Reluctant 7 Simple 8 German city 9 Stones 10 Monster 11 Koreteller 16i"ancy 20 Is overfond 22 Fend off 24 Given life 25 Toward the sheltered side YUKON TCS E P 25 Show again 28 Wading bird 30 Fiddling emperor 31 Wijes 33 Ensuing 35 Whole 40 Gives forth 43 American painter 45 Latin 46 Lake City, Utah 47 Bread spread 48 Persian prince 50 New Guinea wild hog 51 Within (prefix) 52 Female saintt (ab.) 55 Prosecute Z 3 5 b w m 7 8 B srs sinsr

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