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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, April 14, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COUHgiB WEW1 SATURDAY; APRIL 14,1956 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB OOCTUER MEW* OO. M. W. BA1NBS, PubllrtiiT •ARRT A. RAINES, AssWant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, AdtertUing Muiagtr Salt union*! Advertising Repre Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, AtltnU, Memphis. entered u second class m»tt*r at the post- office at BlytherUle, Arkansas, under act »f Con(KM, October I, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or »ny luburban town where carrier service i« maintained. 30c per week. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, $0.50 per yetr, U.50 for sii months, »2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile lone. »15.60 per year payable in advance. The newspaper IB not responsible for mone5 paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And the king »w»re, >nd said, An the Lord . .livetli, that bath redeemed mi- soul out of all ..dtotrus. — I Kings 1:29. # * * The whole structure of man and of the world is moulded to be the theater of the redemption of the sinner. Not in Eden, but on Calvary and in heaven, which is the child of Calvary, we see realised the whole Idea of God. — I. B. Brown. BARBS New-built homes may resist cold and heal, but Mldom mortgages and relatives. * * * AH sUiM have lam us to how many noun » wanu may work—except the stale of matrimony. * * * An artist says that the big toe reveals character. M»ybe gals better stop letting them stick out of open shoei. * * * Hive you noticed that mud as a beautifier is » et*l loss with autos? * * * According to most sportsmen the bass hi the smartest fish. The sardine still remains the canniest. Ham Moses Still State's Top Booster C. Hamilton Jloses, who spoke to a remarkably-large crowd in Blytheville Thursday, remains at the top of the heap among this state's leaders. The dynamic president of Arkansas Power and Light and recognized the nation over as author of "The Arkansas Plan," was his old voluble self. Veterans of the Arkansas soggy fried chicken league are wont to say that "once you've heard Moses, you've heard Jloses." And it is true that the president of the Arkansas Economic Council-State Chamber of Commerce keeps pounding away at the same point, but a pretty vital point it is: Keep Building Arkansas. And even those who have heard his message time and again, somehow I'eel refreshed and generally optimistic after hearing Moses tell of the bright promises the future holds out to Arkansas. Hamilton Moses was born with an obviously prophetic surname. He recalled Thursday that his first trip to Blytheville was in 1911 when "you people were standing in the middle of swamps and had no roads . . . travel was almost impossible. From that, you have built this rich agricultural empire." Arkansas has been led from this wilderness by men like Moses. We hope lie continues to preach his doctrine of hard work, optimism and community and state improvement. It's a sermon which has had far-reaching effects in this state. Clear-Sighted Clergymen An American delegation of Protes- tant church leaden that recently visft- •d tht Soviet Union ha* spoken well for th« country and Christianity. .Th* nine churchmen met with Russian Orthodox leaders and unflinchingly effectively be built. They stressed th« importance of "justice, human rights and fundamental freedoms." The Moscow Conference between the East and West did not end on a soupy and misleading not of harmony. "The gulf between us is as wide as it was before, but at least it has been defined," commented the Rev. Dr. Eugene C. Blake, president of the National Council of Churches and leader of the American group. Referring to "propaganda blasts 1 ' by the Communist-sponsored World Peace Council during the Korean war, he declared : "We made it clear to them there would be no possible basis for cooperation for peace between us as long as such untrue statements are made against the churches, people and government of the U.S." The Americans further met the demand by the Russians that the colonial system be overthrown. In reply to this familiar propaganda line, they said: "We believe a distinction must be made between those nations that are now ready for self determination and those in which progressive steps need to be taken toward that end." Dr. Blake admitted that attempts by the Soviet to make propaganda out of the visit might be hazardous. Yet he asserted that no contact between the American and Russian churches since the Bolshevik revolution would be a greater danger. Now the Soviet churchmen will visit the U.S. in June to complete the exchange. Our religious team has done well at the "away" engagement. Perhaps on our home grounds where religion is strong and completely free, the Russians will come to believe the American delegation view that "if we are to have peace and justice throughout the world, .there must be recognition of the dignity of the human person as created in the image of God, and a granting to all men of rights and liberties compatible with this conception of human worth." VIEWS OF OTHERS trading Meat In his demand that the federal system of grad- 'ing meat t>e changed, Utah's Senator Bennett may have something. Recent surveys among meat buyers in stores tend to bear out his contention that present designations of Price, Choice, Good and Commercial are more confusing than helpful to the average housewife. It is always risky, of course, to tamper with well-established scoring systems. Look what the abandonment of members for letters has done U) the report, cards of school children. But If meat grades are to be altered, it might be well to take a tip from the moVies. Not the movie producers, with their Sensational Colossal, Supercolossal and Epochal. But the Legion of Decency and other spokesmen for movie viewers may have the answer. The relative toughness of a steak or roast could be labeled as Adult Only, meaning for those In the prime of life with a full .set of sound teeth; Juvenile, for youngsters just shedding their milk teeth; Senior Citizen, for those who have to be careful of bridges and dentures, and Family, meaning meat to be ground up for hamburgers, anyway.—Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY The American people are democratic. Yet thej r are democratic in an imheroic way and without philosophizing. Most Americans are not familiar with theories of democracy: yet they practice it as R matter of fact. — Kee Jl Choi, Korean student at Harvard. Hal Boyle's Column Condemned Boyle Is Converted, Says British Chef Is the Most By HAL BOYLE NEW YORK OB — The condemned man ate a hearty British supper. Tlie condemned man was me. Philip Harben, a portly man with a ginger beard who is Britain's best known chef, is touring America as a culinary ambassador. His purpose: To prove "that the art of good cooking has returned to Britain, and now visitors may cat like kings." When an agent of the empire apprised me of this news, I expressed considerable doubt, I re- cans, I was convinced British cooking had never progressed beyond the neanderthal stage. "Why don't you let Mr. .Harben come to your home ind cook you a meal?" suggested the empire •gent. "He'll brfnK the food." Well, you know how It Is when « columnist is offered a free meal. of a tccond and agreed. I "Do you have any particular 1 thought the offer over for 3-5ths marked that, like many Amerl- prefercnccs?" , asked the empire's man. "Tell Mr, Harben," f replied, "that if I had been condemned to death by an English judge for saying British cooking was among the worst In the world, I'd like him to prepare the kind of a mea I should have just before going to the scaffold — my last meal on earth." The challenge stirred the .artist in Harben, who is known to millions in his own country for his cooking demonstrations over BBC- TV. In due time he, his wife and the empire's advance scout arrived loaded down with bottles and bundles, "My wife collaborates in nil my profession!.. 1 work — including th<» washing up," said Harben. Don nine ft atrlpcd butchw'a apron, he disappeared Into the kitchen. A great clattering arose, and soon haunting fragrances emerged. Frances pecked into the kitchen, came back and whispered: "I wouldn't go In there if my life depended on it. The place Is full oi' flying knives." I must say the dinner, when it was served, was fit for any king, including- Henry VIII, whom the Jolly Harben resembles. First came pink slices of scotch salmon, the tcnderest I've ever tasted, washed down with Amontillado sherry. Then f sweet-flaked Dover sole and a glass of chnblis wine. The traditional British Joint of beef," a vast rib. ronst, was a crisp and Juicy brown masterpiece. With It came Yorkshire pudding—Harben had let the beef dip Into It to give it more flavor— cauliflower and ft bottle ai b«auU- Doesn't Hurt o Bit Peter Cdson't Washington Column — Automobile Industry Scrutinized By US. Antitrust Investigators By PETER GDSON NliA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (.NEA) — Department or Justice Antitrust Division has had six- major Investigations of the automobile Industry running for over two years. One line of investigation has now been dropped but the other five are continuing. The precise nature of each investigation has never been disclosed. But among the automobile industry brunches naturally subject to study for possible monopoly or extraordinary concentration or business domination are: Passenger car production. Passenger bus production. Manufacturer-dealer relationships. Automobile purchase financing. Parts production, distribution and service. Assistant Attorney General Stanley M. Barnes, who will soon retire as head of the Antitrust Division to accept a U.S. appellate court judgeship In California, has never said flatly that Department of Justice was preparing suit against General Motors for monopolistic control of the auto Industry. What he has said is .that if tuito Industry continue, somebody, present monopolistic trends in ..he somewhere, somehow was going to lit ve to do something about it. Judge Barnes describes this trend as 40 per cent of the industry's sales in 1952, 50 per cent In 1953 and 58 per cent as 01 January, 1950. As to what might be done about it, he suggests three possible lines of action. 1. LEGISLATION. It offers limited prospects for remedial action. Trie U.S. Senate's Fulbrlght Banking and Currency Committee stock market probe of last year, the Monroney Interstate Commerce Subcommittee and the O'Malioney Judiciary Subcommittee have Investigated various phases of auto production and manufacturer-dealer relationships. So far they have not come up with any very definite recommendations. But possibly as a result of these hearings, both General Motors and Ford have come forward with improved dealer contract arrangements. And other car makers are following suit. 2. LITIGATION. Solid cases have to be nailed down before antitrust actions can be filed In the courts. This takes investigation and it explains why the five Department of Justice inquiries have been going on so long. 3. NEGOTIATION. This would involve action by the big automobile companies to end their dominance of the industry. They could do this voluntarily or by agreement with government attorneys to reduce any one company's share of total sales to what Is con- sidered a competitively fair percentage. "I'm, not advocating anything," says Assistant Attorney General Barnes. "But so far there has .been no disposition on the part of General Motors to negotiate." When Barnes suggested it would bt a healthier situation for the industry if G.M. would "spin off a couple of its companies," the reaction he got from G.M. President Harlow Curtice was, "Nonsense." Sticking; to his guns, Barnes ob-, serves that if the private enter-: prise system is right, competition is healthful. Even General Motors brags about the internal competition between its companies for a larger share of the business, he notes. Why not improve this situation by divestiture? he asks. In this way, consumers might benefit even more. Judge Barnes believes that the whole distributive process in U.S business is now in a state of flux Wholesalers and jobbers are being eliminated fro m the business scene. Manufacturers can force wa res directly on their dealers and dictate the prices and terms at which they can be sold to consumers. Repeating his previous observa tion, if this trend continues, some body, somewhere, somehow is going to have to do something about it if a really free enterprise system is to be preserved. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville More than 200 people attended the cabaret dance of the Bachelors Club at the city auditorium when the Blue Rhythm Boys of Cape Qirardcau played for the affair. A jettcrbug contest was the main feature of the dance and prizes went to Miss June Workman and George Hubbard. Dr. and Mrs. J. E. Beasley entertained 12 guests for n tiinnei party Saturday night at their home in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Max O Usrey, Jr., of Bastrop. La., house- guests of Mrs. M. O. Usrey Sr. Rosemary Monognnm. ciaughtei of Mr. and Mrs. Matt MonoRlian, is improving after an illness ol measles and complications. ful burgundy. There was a tense moment when one of the guests asked for catsup. , "If there is anything wrong with American food." sighed Harben, "it is your tendency to smother it with catsup." No catsup. It seemed a fair exchange. Harben, after all, had refrained from submitting us to the ordeal of brusscls sprouts. Then followed fresh strawberries and cream, a Vast chunk ol stilton cheese, a glass of port. As we relaxed comfortably over our coffee and a nip of brandy, Harben asked, "Well?" "I take It all back," I told linn. "If that's a sample of honeM British cooking, I must admit I never had a better, meal in my life." Harben's beard rose and flow as proudly as th" Union Jack, waving at full staff. "Any food is good if ifs well prepared," he said gcnernllv. "Don't you hate any food?" "Well. I must say 1 don't cure for trlpc -or octopus. rv<? cooked hundreds of portions ot octopus, but the smell is have! on the chef. Terrible.' "If you \vere on \mn death bed," I tnouired, "anti could inke only one last biln ol food, what would it be?" Harben putted thouKhttully on a long Havana cigar, it \vtts ft hard quest Ion for a connoisseur. "T believe it would bo n slice of bread and butter," tie -nut (uuUly. then added—"spread with a bit of oavUr, naturally." the DoCtOT SayS — a? EDWIN i> JORDAN. Written for NEA Service. M,D. By E1MV1N P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for XEA Service It is said that about one thrid or one half of all women suffer mental and physical discomfort during the 10 days or two weeks preceding: the onset of the monthly period. The amount and nature of such discomfort varies from woman to woman and from tim to time. One writer on the subject .says that this condition, which is commonly known as premenstrual tension, is usually ushered in by a feeling; of .. mild depression or anxiety associated with such symptoms as headache, sleeplessness, emotional instability, fatigue, painful swelling of the breasts, abdominal bloating, low abdominal pain, nausea and change in sexual desires. Another says "pam and swelling of the breasts, abdominal bloating, backache, leg cramps, weight gain with or without visible edema (dropsy) of the ankles and face, marked exacerbation (increase) of acne form eruptions (pimples*, asthmatic episodes, migraine and other types of headaches, anxiety and depression or irritability and 1 restlessness, insomnia. vertigo (dizziness), as well as marked changes in thirst, appetite, and sexual desire are the more common symptoms". Even if only a few women have only a few of these symptoms, it certainly sounds as though this condition deserved some medical attention. It has been receiving this in recent years. The underlying cause of such symptoms is not entirely clear .'hough suspicion certainly points to changes in hormone secretion llils changed secretion is though to lead to three effects; retention of water, disturbance in the burn ing of starches in the body, and Increase in the number of certain cells in some parts of the body. Can anything be done for the woman who suffers from pre-menstrual tension to a degree which incapacitates or partially incapac- .tales her? In one scries of medical articles on this subject It seemed agreed that considerable relief could b« provided by a diet in which the starches were reduced, salt wai cut down, and the proteins an< fats were increased. Also, the administration of certain vitaminr was often of help. In addition, there are severa. drugs available the value of which in reducing the symptoms of premenstrual tension has been claimed. It should not be implied tha every woman suffers enough pre menstrual tension to require medical attention. Indeed, most women seem to have comparatively little difficulty though a certain degree of unhappiness and discomfort is undoubtedly often present. Almost any of the symptoms mentioned can be exaggerated by paying them too much attention. Consequently a word of caution against exaggerating the importance of unpleasant symptoms during the premenstrual period is in order. However, for those who do have a good deal ot" trouble treatment by diet, and erhaps with drugs, offers considerable hope of providing some relief! LITTLl LIZ The hardest thing to find in o woman's purse is anything. *>«** The average passenger car tire mileage has climbed from 5,000 miles in 1908 to 30,000 miles today. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINB JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Notable Quotables: BETTE DAVIS "Hollywood's make-up and hairdressing departments try to make all stars look alike. When I first arrived in Hollywood the reigning face of the moment was the Jean Harlow type, and suddenly I realized that every star looked like her. "I decided right then on having a don't-look-alike face. Somebod> else who made the decision about the same time was Katharine Hepburn, and I'm glad to say that 11 has richly paid off for both of us.'' JACK BENNY: "A small town IK where everybody knows whose check ti good and whose wife isn't." RAY MILLAND, swearing he'll never do a TV series: "I couldn'l stand It. It's impossible to save money because of the tax and you work three times harder in TV than you do in movies. I'd rather do movies. That's hard work, too, but you're not belted by that deadline every morning at 6," ROSSAXA PODESTA. the Italian glamor doll: "You can talk intelligently with an American without having to fight off his advances, That's impossible in Italy. In Italy a couple is either in love nothing." GRACTS FIELDS, singing- In U.S. night clubs for the first time in 10 years: "I told my husband that when the voice quits, I quit. So now he stands there listening 1 to me sing and hopes with every note I croak. He wants me to retire and stay home." SID CAESAR, on why he's never considered film for his TV show: "Television is a live medium. People like to see it while it's happening. Immediacy is important. There is a sadistic element involved—the viewers like to be in on it if something goes wrong." ERROL FLYNN, about his career as a swashbuckling hero: "Every time they mention Flynn they think of a sword and horse. If only horses knew how much I hated them—I'm sure they hate me as much." LANA TURNER: "After I'm dressed to go out for the evening, I look myself over and ask, 'What can I take off?' " JOHN WAYNE, after a trip to Europe: "The people of every countr\* in Europe are still movie crazy. TV hasn't yet made its Inroads and it may not for year? and years." ANITA EKBRRG: "Being Swedish, It does not come natural for me to expose my emotions. So 1 just expose the rest of me." DANA ANDREWS, about the change in Hollywood: "These days in movies where stars are Participating ns partners, an actor has to be ft combination hanker, cost accountant and economist. Drama schools, today, specializing in training kids for Hollywood ought to give special courses in bookkeeping." ROSALIND RUSSELL: "Most women are brought up with the idea marriage will come automatically, like Christmas and New Year's. It doesn't work that way. It's hard work, like anything worth While is hard work." DAN DURYEA, film star who became TV's "China Smith": "TV salaries for an actor are still not great. I figure four TV half-hour telefilms, which will take a month But there are other consideration? and reasons for doing TV. More ing the same period from a movie- money I would normally get dur- to do, would pay me half the people see you. TV helps a movit career.' BOB HOPE, about his plans for the next few months: "I'm yoing to Palm Springs and turn into » liiard." CHARLES VIDOR, after direct- built that way—reserved, terribly "I was never 'close' to her. She's ing Grace Kelly in "The Swan": the 'star' behavior about her than professional. Yet there is less of almost any other girl I ever worked with. She has the strongest nervous system I've ever experienced." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Short Club , Is Pitfall Wrltte nfor NEA gerric* B; OSWALD JACOBY South didn't have to struggle in today's hand. The opponents began by taking three heart tricks, and South was down then and there. Both North and South were dissatisfied with the result, of course. There is no advantage in playing a hand at five of a major suit'even if you make your contract; and there Is even less advantage If you go down. Who overbid? North was the culprit. He should have opened the bidding with one no-trump to avoid just this kind of trouble. The opening bid would WEST *84 V J107 « J843 * 10 8 5 4 North 1 * 3* 4* 5* NORTH (D) M 4AK73 VK62 »K72 *KQS CAST 462 . TAQ95 4 Q 106 49732 SOUTH 4 QJ1095 T 843 • A95 + AJ North-South vul. East South West Pass 1 * Pass 4 * Pass 5 * Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—T 3 show 18 to 18 points with balanced distribution and strength in at least three suits. South would court his own 12 points and would realize that the partnership total was 28 to 30 points. Since 33 points are usually needed for a slam when both partnership hands are balanced, South would be satisfied to stop at lour spades. \ When North opened with one club, he was trapped. He was too strong to raise to only two spades, but not strong enough to raise Vo three spades. When he did jump to three spades, he showed a hand that was stronger than an opening no-trump, either in high cards or in distribution or in both. South couldn't be blamed for pushing towards a slam. About 700 different insect pasts attack crops in the United States. Nearly one hah" of the world's trucks are in the United States. President's Wife Geographical center of the United States is near Lebanon, Kans. A siice of white bread furnishes about 60 calories to the diet. Answer to Pravioui Puiil* GcoKraphiuiUy, Mexico Is p.irLJ of North America, and is not included in Central America. j ACROSS 1 Wife of U.S. president, Frances Cleveland 7 Her husband, ——, served as 22nd and 24th president ot the U.S. 13 Small space 14 Hebrew ascetic 15 Scoria 16 Tidier 17 Electrical unit 18 Driving command 20 Mother 11 Drunkard J3 Fruits 25 Transgression 26 Memorandum 28 Unkeeled 30 Paving substances J2 Wife o! Tyndareus 33 Journey 34 Soothsayer 35 Staggered 37 Proportion 30 Through 40 Chirrs 42 Crafty 44 Medical suffix 45 Tint 48 An (Scot.) 47 Type o( (ur 51 German silver 55 Basement 58 Peruser 57 Roman officials 58 Strain DOWN 1-Visages 2 Prayer 3 Diminutive o( Leonard 4 Turf 5 Suffix 6 Coalesce 7 Army leaders R 5 R S 8 Royal Society 22 Waver of Edinburgh 23 Hazards (ab.) 24 Pilots 9 Girl's name 25»Begins 41 Rips 43 Twelve months (pi.) , 481051 (Roman) 10 Animal doctor 27 Biblical weed 49 Sick 11 Her husband 29 Notion 52 Permit had many 31 Racers 53 Her husband political -s 35 Erected was a memb«r I£ Operated 36 Period of time ot the in anew 38 Puffs up Buffalo 19 Auricle 39 Fragment 54 Fruit drink

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