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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, December 17, 1955
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PA6IFOUK BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17. 1955 tHl BLYTHXVILLB COURIER NEWS Tin COURIER NEW> oo. H. W RAINES. Publisher XAftRT A. HAINH, editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, AdTtrtiilng M*n*«*r iota NcNonal Adwrttelnt; RepKHnUttni: WillMt Witnwe Co.. trtw Tork, ChiCHo. Detroit, Atltnte, Memphlr Entered M *econd claw matter at the post- ttKet at Bljtherlll*, Arinnni, under acl o! Con- tnm. Oetob* ». 1*17. Member ot The Anoclat«d PTCM " SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj emrrter in the citj ot Blyherille or any •atourban town where carrier settle* it maintained. J5e$er week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, IS.50 pet year. W 50 for si* month*, 12.00 for three monthts: by mall outside 90 mile K>ne, tl2.50 per year payable to advance. MEDITATIONS Then the spake, laying, They were wont to in old time Mjln|. They shall surely ask cmnMl at Abel: and M they ended the matter. —n. Samuel M:18. * » * Oood counsel ha« no price.—Mazini. BARBS Tiro Indiana nun pleaded not guilty to stealing M I»Uon» of cream. Could it have been plain moidilnf cream? * * * Mom probably will continue to glv« dad slippers and a pipe (or Christmas—the loafer. * * * It doesn't pay to eat too much and grow fat, when you consider the expanse account. * * * Men who work seven days a week probably do u much work MOM* the hou« u men who work five days. * * * Few girls worship the ground a man walks on if H happen* to be the unshoveled walks. Look for Reds' Joker The Russian policy of trying to bite off all Germany is as changeless in its' basic elements as are the general Soviet aims of World conquest. But, as so often happens, they have once again put a new face on that purpose. The Kremlin always has proposed German unity on terms that would have required West Germany's severance from the Western alliance. With the firm support of West German Chancellor Adenauer, the West has steadily rejected this plan as an obvious step toward Soviet control of Germany. Having failed once more on this score at the second Geneva conference, the Russian leaders are now trying to achieve the same goal by another means. They are trying to force West Germany to deal directly with Communist East Germany on a practical, everyday level. From these enforced contacts, they believe a working German unity may arise the Soviet Union. Some months ago, of course, the Russians granted "sovereignty" to the East Germans. Recently it declared Berlin the capital of East Germany. Now East German soldiers have taken over from Soviet soldiers as border patrols along the parition line. And the East German government has been given control of Berlin's vital barge canals. The objective is plain. Russia evidently will no longer accept responsibility in any border incidents, but demand thai they be taken up with the East Germans. In the same way, all matters involving West Berlin's heavy traffic on the barge canals will be referred by the Russians to the East German government. The Russians probably have no illusions they can budge Adenauer by these or any other pressures. But, they know there are strong forces in West Germany favoring direct negotiations with the East Germans. And they imagine their hand will be strengthened if there is a record of successful daily dealings to point to. They would in fact like to bring matters to the stage where they can some day say to the West and to some successor of Adenauer: "Look, what is the point of arguing further? East and West Germany are for all practical purposes unified and you might a« well recognize the fact." Naturally the West is resisting this new Soviel campaign, and is insisting on dealing with Russia itself on border issues and all matter* relating to the life position that, Bwlin li »till managed by of B«rlin, «uch at barg* traffic. It is our the Big Four powers and no one else. Nev«rthele»i th« Kremlin effort to •tovat* East Germany in power and pre- ttigt and compel Bonn to deal with It could have forceful impact in the unending struggle for the German prize, It k nothinc tot M to view complacently. VIEWS OF OTHERS Slow-Poke Vehicles When State Highway Patrolmen on the sanu day and on the same highway enforce rules a- galnst excessive speed and also unreasonable lack of speed, some observers rise to ask what has happened to the jewel consistency. But there is no inconsistency. The double- law against dangerously high speed and dangerously low speed was written deliberately with sound reason supponing it. Speed addicts and slow-pokes both reduce the substance of safety on streets and highways. The question of obstructively low speed on the highways inevitably brings up the not new problem of the increasing number of heavy trucks on the highways. Especially in the mountain areas of this and other states, it frequency happens that a truck, sometimes several trucks, pulling slowly toward Soco, Balsam, or some other mountain gap, will delay for most of a half hour or longer a long line of passenger automobiles. The truck problem can be and is troublesome enough on the lowland's straight and level streets and highways. Indeed, as motor vehicles accumulate faster than highway construction proceeds, the lack of expressways, or special truck highways, poses vexing questions before highway authorities and the general public. — Ashevllle <N. C.) Citizen. A Texas Tale When Frank Oliveres was 22 years old. doctors said he was physically unfit to serve in the Confederate army. He went his way without doing much about his health and finally died the other day in Waxnhachie, Texas, at the age of 113. Frank X. Tolbert of the Dallas News said it meant Texas had a new champion—the world's oldest 4-F. Tolbert went on to tell how Mr. Oliveres was almost buried as dead in 1870, but lived through that, too. It seems he was dragged half a mile by a runaway team of mules and, quite naturally, was pretty badly battered up. His family thought him completely lifeless and placed him on a bier in a church. Candles were lit and a friend, Jaun Garcia, agreed to stay the night with the body. During the night, Mr. Oliveres came to. "The candles hurt my eyes," he said later, "so I sat up and blew them out." Gracia was so frightened he suffered a heart attack and died. They burled him in the Oliveres coffin. Or so goes the Texas tale.—Jackson (Miss. State Times. The Semanticists It is an old device in politics to take a man's words and expand on them until they only faintly resemble what the man said In the first place. It is a device intended to break down the man's prestige Ihe reputation for good sense. The more sensible the words in the first place, the more expansion is necessary to make them appear senseless. We see some of that now in the feints and jabs being cautiously unlossed by certain ambitious Democratic politicians. All Adlnl Stevenson said at Chicago was that "moderation" seems to be the spirit of the times. He specifically said that by "moderation" he did not mean mediocrity or stagnation. This provokekd post-Chicago explosions from Estcs Kef a uver and available Ave Harriman. Now Gov. Soapy Williams of Michigan blows up "moderation" to mean "spineless and self- defeating formality" and a sign of timidity and temporizing. He winds up by turning it into "gencrnl apathy and general despair." Snys he would rnther be hanged than go for any of this. Wei!, politicians dote on semantics—especially when they are candidates for something and see somebody else running out front. Soapy is a guy who can talk a cow into a double- Getting Used to It A lot of the women who attended the opening performance of the Metropolitan Opera in New York were evidently aiming to get their pictures in the papers. Flush furR and jewels were in evidence, as were tight sheath dresses and gowns showing Indian and japause influences. Some of the ladies wore gold and silver flecked eye shadow, But no dowager smoked a cigar or put her high heels on a table in the famous restaurant over the Diamond Horseshoe. In fact, the restaurant wa.s almost deserted except at intermissions, which indirairs even most of the flashy ones heard the music. And no gentlmari slood on his head in the lobby. For several seasons now the Met opening has been restrained, in comparison with some earlier occasions when the capers mentioned above made a farce of the nation's outstanding cultural event. One is almost inclined to believe America's nouveau riches are becoming accustomed to prosperity, —Poetland Oregonian. SO THEY SAY Prom now on, I believe this land (Uttle America) will be occupied and not, .10 lonely. —Adm. Richard Byrd, 87, poplar explorer, leavej for the "very unknown and silent land" of Antarctica. * * * If (Airlculture Secretary) Bfmon becomes » political liability he can be fired just llkt that unap of fingera). But the farm policy would not change and policy la what «'t are Interested In. —Glenn Talbott. National Farmers Union executive. ¥ * * The private cltlwn, the locality, the state »nd the federal Kovermnpiit all have • function to perform, all have fl responsibility to nioi'l.—Presl- dent Bwnhoww t«llt Sduc*tlon»J Cooler«u«. Peter Edson's Washington Column — American Voters Face 'Agonizing Reappraisal' If Ike Runs Again By PETEK KDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEAi— Signs are multiplying thnt President Eisenhower will br persuaded to run for a second term. This is forcing millions of American voters tt make one of those "agonizing reappraisal. 1 :." Fact Number One they have to face is the record of what happened in 1944. Tlie Democrats had built up the indispensability ol President Roosevelt. He was elected for a fourth term even though he was obviously a sick man all through! his last year in office. He died five months later. j Knowing that President Eisenhower has u ad a heart attack, there will be a calculated risk that he micln suffer a relapse. He j might become unable to carry on his Job. ! Are the voters willing to assume i responsibility for that? Or put the question another way: < Knowing the President's ge and physical condition. would, the American people be willing toi condemn him to an unnaturally : early breakclwon by asking him to assume the heavy White House; responsibilities for another four! years? i Fact Number Two is that Presi-j dent Eisenhower i-s not likely to cast aside his vice president. Richard M. Nixon. What this means is that if the President is not able to run for a second term—or if he ! 3 not able to complete a second term—Nixon is his logical successor. A runaway Republican National Convention might upset this choice. But an open Eisenhower endorsement of Nixon, would make his rejection unlikely, As vice president, Nixon has so far given complete support to the Eisenhower policies. But there is some doubt that if Nixon should succeed to the presidency, the Eisenhower program of moderate progress!vism would be continued. As one California GOP leader puts it, tongue in cheek: "The people who support Nixon believe in repealing the income tax and withdrawing from the United Nations." The question for the voters* therefore, is whether they want a retreat from the Eisenhower program. Fact Number Three is thaMhere is still a sizable element m the Republican party which docs not approve of Eisenhower's internationalism and limited pro- sressiviani. This GOP Old Guard would prefer to see Eisenhower succeeded the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service Each year when winter rolls around a number of inquirers ask about the value, possible hazards and other qualities of so-called sunlamps. I say "so-called," because they do not supply all of the rays coming irom the sun but only some of them. Understanding of these lamps is important because millions of pen- pie, no doubt, use them at seasons when they are able to get little sunlight or none at nil. Probably thousands buy new ones every year. There are definite similarities between ultraviolet rays produced by these lamps and those emitted by the sun. Both, when they reach the skin, result in the production of vitamin D which is extremely important in the formation of bone and in other activities of the body. I might add that some appear to use those lamps for cosmetic reasons. They tike to look brown and tanned us i( they had spent ft vacation In Florida or California without having had the expense of going there! Ultraviolet rays may be u.sert in the treatment of rickets and are even more useful in the prevention of that disorder. Certain foods can be treated with ultraviolet rays also and this will add vitamin D to them which In turn provides this necessary substance. Ultraviolet rays have uses in a number of other diseases including certain disorders of the skin. In some of tt seems to produce benefit, while in others undesirable effects are encountered. In the presence of true disease, therefore, it is not, wise to employ nn ultraviolet lamp except under the advice of a physician. When used on the normal human skin, ultraviolet lamps will produce changes much like those of the sun. A burn of the skin with redness looking Just like an ordinary sunburn will occur if the akin is expose^ 1 too long. This can be dangerous just as sunburn sometimes la. The rnys nre piuiiruarly hnziirct- oils to ihft fives us tlir sensitive nerve tis'-ues lyinn i" 'lie b:• :•; nf the eye can be seriously nnd per- nunently d«nnt«4. No MM, ttmt- by a more conservative president. Much of the support for Eisenhower-Nixon—or preferably an Eisenhower-KLnowland ticket— comes from this group. The question for the voters is whether they want to see a further swing tt the right. Fact Number Four is that there is a concerted effort being made to lighten the President's work load. Such a reform has, of course, been long overdue. Coming at this particular ume, however, it has the added implication of making: it easier for a semi-invalid to carry on the job without strain. Some of the people who think Eisenhower goes too far towards liberrlsim wo-.'!d- probably like to see f'^is happen. They'd be perfectly willing to hav? a l i imctive President in the White House as an idealistic symbol, with a more conservative Cabinet actually running the government. The question for the voters is whether they want a part-time President continued in olfice. These are four stark and perhaps inconsiderate questions to raise. But they are beiiii? freely discussed in Washington and probably every other crossroad in the country. And there is no reason why they shouldn't be brought out in the open and freely debated now. fore, should look into an ultraviolet lamp any more than they would look into the sun! If given in small doses at proper intervals, ultraviolet rays willj cause tanning of the skin (in those who tan at all!) in much the same way that sunlight does. If the danger of overexposure is avoided this tanning often aids trje appearance as well as stimulatin vitamin D formation. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Penalty Double Tips Off Foes ' By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service In certain bidding situations you get the opportunity to use a penalty double as a way of suggesting R lead to your partner. If you're not careful with these doubles, however, you may, give the opponents more information than your partner. Today's hand illustrates the point. North's response of three clubs was part of the Stayman Convention, asking South to show a biddable major suit If he had one. Everybody «t the table knew the meaning of tills bid, and knew likewise that it would be purely coincidental U North really had a LITTLI LIZ ' H«al is good for poln, but git- ting hot under the collar never Cured a pain In the neck, *M» club suit. East doubled partly to suggest a club opening lead to his partner and partly with the naive hope that the opponen j would be frightened Into bidding less than the true value of the hand. As it turned out, the double merely encouraged South to bid boldly. South ignored the double to begin with, showing his biddable spade suit as requested. When North promptly jumped to six spades, South considered the fact that he had all four aces and that East's double had located the king of clubs in fine.ssable position. Encouraged by this ast fact, South went on to the grand slam. West opened a club, as expected. NORTH 17 A Q 10 7.1 If KQJ74 »K83 EAST 46 V953 • 542 *K J9652 SOUTH (D) A AK05 VA2 • A1076 WEST AJ842 V 1086 « QJ9 4> 1073 East-West vul. South West North IlM 2 N.T. Pass 3 * Double 3 A Pass «A Pass 7 A Pass Pass Pass Opening l««d—* 10 Erskine Johnson IN 'HOLLYWOOD By EgSKI.ME JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondrnt HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — A veteran Hollywood portrait photographer is worried about mugging- it-up becoming a lost art. The old-timers haven't lost then- touch in the. giving-'em-their-all facial muscle league. But some of Hollywood's new crop of movie and TV performers? Elmer Hollow»y calls them "high-fashion poker faces." "They have one expression." Elmer winced. "The only way to change them in a portrait is to change their clothes." Elmer's been a Hollywood portrait photographer, at NBC, for U years and he's said "Hold it" at one time or. another to almost everyone in Movietown. An'd he's observed more than just faces through and over the lens of his camera. That Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis flashbulb riot, for example. That was a case of "There Goes Elmer." | Elmer fled when Dean and Jerry, in a playful mood during aj portrait sitting, started cracking! used flash bulbs over each other's | heads and then over the noggins oij everyone in the vicinity of Elmer's studio. When They Ran Out of used flash bulbs they found and tvn-j crated 125 unused. ones and eon-| tinued the fray, which onlookers! still describe as the funniest Martin and Lewis routine ever seen. But il wasn't so funny to NBC's auditor?, who billed them for the cost of !25 flash bulbs. j But Elmer says he much p -•*' % rs [>c-n anil Jerry's mugging and even their mayhem to the pokerfaced kids. Loretta Young is one of Elmer's favorite subjects "because she's easy to photograph and knows exactly what she wants. Loretta poses with a mirror outside of camera range to see what she looks like just before the shutter clicks. "She's amazing." says Elmer. "She looks out of the corner of her eye and even checks the lighting. She demands certain shadows that have almost become a trademark with her and she knows by a glance in the mirror If the lighting is correct." George Gobel? "There's a pa- tieut mr.n." says Elmer. "He won't move for an hour unless I tell him to." Jack Webb "understands exactly what vou're doing." according to Elmer "He wants that rugged look and never permits any retouching." Negative retouching and killing of unflattering poses is one of tile favorite darkroom sports in Hollywood. Particularly among feminine stars. Into the portrait gallery Is something even NBC vice president* have (rouble doing very often. But when Hope does answer Elmer'a "Hold it," it's a pleasant half hour. That's about all the time Bob ever has. "He knows his angles." says Elmer, "and I can get 30 photos of him in 30 minutes." Dinah Shore brings in her own photographs, taken by a lensman who's been her favorite for years, and Celeste Holm asks for off-stage mood music. Gale Storm is one of Elmer's pets and "when you point a camera at Sheree North that personality has gotta be on the negative." Like most shutter bugs. Elmer is camera shy. He hasn't had a photo take of himself since 1935. And he says: "I didn't like that one." LorettaVoung Will Return Next Week But there's one gent Portrait. Whiz Elmer says "has never killed a picture yet." Jimmy Durante's the name. "He got that one great lor/k and that's all he needs—hot-cha," E'mei- put it. The name of Milton Berle brings a "Wow!" from Elmer, who adds: "I don't know how to say it. He always has a better suggestion and his suggestions add something to his photographs." Getting Jet-Propelled Bob Hope 75 Years Ago In Blytheville By BOB THOMAS HQLL'AYOOD I.?—Loretta Young will h;tve a special joy this Christmas. She'll return to her TV show Christmas night. The actress .was stricken April 10 with peritonitis. For months she wns hospitalized, and Hollywood was concerned for her life. Now she has completed the long road back to health and is once again making films for her popular Sunday night show. But there's a difference. "This time I'm appearing only every other week." she reported in her dressing room on the Goldwyn lot. But she denied that the stiff filming schedule of her previous two years caused her illness. "It could have happened to anyone." she remarked. "While Iwas in the hospital, tw oother women were admitted n'ith the same thing: theirs had not been caused by overwork. But it's true that I was run down and didn't bounce back with the vigor that I might have." Her weight dwindled to around 90 pounds durine the illness. Now she's up to a healthy m and is mighty proud of herself. "I never thought I could do it," she said. "Why, I never weighed that much in my Hie. I always averaged around 110 pounds. "I'd like to get up to 120, but I don't know if I can make It. It's hard for me;I've never been much interested in food." How did she accomplish her weight gain? By hourly malted milks nntl other "forced feedings." And by giving up cigarettes. "That was the hardest thing of all." she rermrked. "I've always loved to smoke, and I had to ask God for the willpower to .give it up. Someone remarked that my illness h?.d been providential, and I'm inclined to agree. If it hadn't happened, 1 never would have given up smoking, and I never would have stopped working so hard." thus solving one of South's problems, at the grand slam contract. The : only remaining problem wts to draw trumps without the loss of a trump trick. After winning the first trick with the ace of clubs, South led the tee of spades. West followed with th« eight of spades, hoping to persuade South to take the second trump trick with dummy's queen. South hud made up his mind, however, that East was long In clubs and was therefore likely to be short In spades. Declarer there- fort took the second trump trick In hi* own hand with th» king, die- covering the distribution of tht trumps. It wi •: then easy to finesse tlie ten ol spac'-s in tlir.nmy, clra'V the last trump and run the rest of I UH totak* I Miss Betty Brooks Isaacs will act as toastmistress tonight for the annual Red Pepper club banquet honoring the high school football team. She will be hostess to this group; and other friends following the dinner at a dance at the American Legion Hut. Marvin Nunn is sepndlng several days in St. Louis and Kansas City in business. P R E S I DENT EISENHOWER'S reputation for creating tasty vegetable soups and savory beef stews shows how different he is from so many of the politicians whose standard offering is tripe.—New Orleans States. IT'S A PROBLEM to guess where to vaccinate a girl child so the scar won't show when she wears a bathing suit 20 years from now. — Ellaville (Ga.) Sun. NO MATTER how good a man's eyes are it is seldom easy for him to see his own faults. — Laurel (Miss.l Leader-Call. Monroe's Mate Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS DOWN 1 Mrs. Eliza 1 Foundation Monroe wa« 2 Heavy blow in 3 Bellow New York 4 Inherent 5 She bore him 5 Color slightly daughters 6 Affliction 8 Her father 7 Individual was a former 8 Certify 9 Harvest 10 Simple 11 River in Belgium ,19 Louse egg 20 Endure 22 Nuisance 23 Pack round with clay 14 Assam British officer 12 Wild OX of Celebes 13 Electrified particle 14 Golf mounds 15 Chair It Born 17 Allowance for waste \8 Straying 26 Victim of leprosy 21 Contend 22 Dance step , 29 Doctrine 26 Bed canopies 30 Exist 31 Hurled 32 Perch 39 Mine (Hal.) 34 Short t»rt> 39 Pedal digit 3« Doctor's client 3d Encounters 40 English river 41 S*U 42 Challenged 45 Storehouses 41 Scop* 10 Writing tool 52 Story M Phial J4To» M Wicked M Sweet potnloei 57 lxy\\ r-c silkworm 25 Tidy 26 Small pastry 27 Royal Italian family name 28 Tumult 29 Female saints (ab.) 31 Walking stick 34 Accomplishment 97 Perfect types 38 Entangle 39 Click-beetle 41 Dispatches 42 Crockett 43 Operatic solo 44 Paper measurs 46 Lay a street 47 Pen name of Charles Lamb 48 Vend 50 Golfer's term 51 Compass point

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