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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 19, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 19, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS OO. H. W HA1NIS. Publisher XAKRT A. HAINBS, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, AdTertising Manager Sol* National AdTertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, AU»nU, Memphis. Entered u aecond class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- ires*. October t, 1*17. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blyheville or any fuburban town where carrier service ii main- Ulned. 25c per week. By mall, within a radius oJ 50 miles. J8.50 per year. $3.50 for six months. 12.00 for three monthts: by mall outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable in adrance MEDITATIONS I will extol thee, my God. O klnf; and I will bless thy name for ever and ever.—Psalms 145:1. * * * Worship as though the Deity were present. If my mind is not engaged in my worship, it is as though I worshipped not.—Confucius. BARBS There's a lot of rood in all people, siys a Judse. And with mo»t folks it comes out. Autos get more and more horse power. Now all we need la more horse sense for the drivers. * * * . A Judge ordered an Ohio man not to speak to his wife for three months. The other part of his penalty is having to listen. * * * It's not that people dUagre* that irritate* others, K's that they »r« disagreeable about it. * * * Any mother who raises a family of boys has darn hard work, says a judge. And as to their socks, hard darn work. * * » Wouldn't It be nice If K took only u long to wrap ChrfetmM prnHnta M It doea for the kids to lev the paper off I Music of the Spheres And so, Christmas comes again. With it come the days of music: The beloved carols have blended harmoniously with the wreaths and holly in our town squares. Church and home,'the country over, were sweentened with melody. For, mor« than any other period in the year, Christmas is the time of music. "0 Little Town of Bethlehem'" . . . "Come All Ye Faithful" . . . "Silent Night" They're all part of this annual emotional experience when most of us again savor for brief moments the clean, clear joyfulness of youth. There is another great symphony which resounds through the Yuletirie. There is the concord of sweetness and strength of a set of familiar words— the story of the Christ Child's birth as told in the Bible. The words are so few, just over 500. It is almost shocking to find the few short paragraphs — not pages — in St. Luke and St. Matthew which record an event that has forged the shape of history. "And there were in the same country, shepherds abiding in the field keeping watch over their flock by night. "And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone 'round about them and they were sore afraid. "And the angel said unto them, "Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. " ' For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord." ' The chords swell and diminish. They tinkle like tiny bells of cut glass. They engulf like warm rolling seas of organ music. The chorus carries the reedy resonance of Oriental pipes, the reverberation of struck gongs. And sometimes it reaches the tingling cresendo of a choir of trumpets. "And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men." Composers of ail ages have heard the music of the words and tried lo capture it in their own cascades of notes. From music came music. "When they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother and fell down, and worshipped him." Those who love Christmas will miss its greatest music if they fail to reacquaint themselves today with the swelling cadence found in these words. And there is an obbligato of hope and promise in them, unmistakable. Does not man, who has learned to speak one to the other with melodious words like these, h«v« t gmter destiny? He must L truly grow upward toward the stars In peace and justice and not—as the cynics fear—crash into a beastly and abysmal final discord. VIEWS OF OTHERS No Paper Carried the Story No paper carried the story. Can't understand why. It wai good material — packed with human interest. U happened this way: They had planned the vacation for a long time. The children had counted the days till it began. Then they started oil on that long trip they had planned so well. The days vent quickly — as vacation days do. It, was on the way back—only an hour's drive from home— that the parents began talking about the time they had had. They agreed that it was the most wonderful trip of their lives. They said they would never forget it. They were right. They never would forget it. Here were four people with everything to live for. And they did live. There was no accident. They were among the millions of people who every day drive automobiles without an accident. They had & vacation the whole family enjoyed and will always remember. Their happy days had a happy ending, The moral of the story no paper carried? It's Just this: Safety doesn't make headlines. The results of common-sense driving are evidenced by accidents that never happened—by headlines that were never printed. That's the big safety story It's a story that happens so often it isn't news to the public.—Chapel Hill N.C.) Weekly . His Time of Year In the summertime an office worker i* an object of pity. There he site, Imprisoned by glaw and masonry, surrounded by shrilling telephone! *nd pile* of paper, while outride the sun shinei and the birds sing and lucky outdoor workers enjoy fresh air and freedom. What the office worker would not give In th« summer time, to iwip job* with the tugboatrnan, cruising blissfully along amid the sunkifised wavelets; Imagine being a Salaried yachtmanl Or a mail carrier, or a atreet sweeper, •ven. But at this end of the calendar,, thing* look different. When th« ea*t wind howls and the •pray freezes on the deck, tugboat ing lo»es much of it* attraction as a way of life. The street- sweeper cusses hie chilblains and tries to cope with Everest* of fallen leave*, while the poor postman shivers along his route, reflecting gloomily on the Christmas card deluge yet to come. Yes, this is the time of year when the office worker hitches his chair a mite closer to tht radiator and conclude* things aren't so bad, at that. Turn up that steam a little, will you? —Portland Oregonian, Red Flannels Because enlisted men will not wear them, the Air Force has followed the other service* In eliminating the general issue of winter underclothes. Most young American* now grow up in urban areai where everything i« heated; they have never become accustomed to long, heavy underwear. But even city dwellers who work outside find they need it. This makes it evident that the armed services face a special problem In clothing troop* in arena where the weather is cold. What type of clothing can best combine the qualities of warmth, durability and comfort? No fully satisfactory answer hafl been discovered n« yet—not even the old red flannels.—Boston Globe. Tel I Us How The government is trying to do something which we all wish we knew how to do. It Ls trying to make $1 and $2 bills last longer, as it costs Ux> much to print new ones. It costs eight mills to print a new bill, and with over a million of the low denominations already In circulation, this runs into money. If Uncle Sam discovers the secret of making money last longer, he should tell it aloud. His nieces and nephews are eager U> know it.—Matloon (111.) Journal-Gazette. SO THEY SAY The spirit we had In 1924 is still alive. I don't think we'd have had any trouble at all (in 1955- brand football'.— Elmer Layden, one of football's immortal Pour Horsemen. Never slam the door — and never yield to any extravagant Communist demands, — England'* Prime Minister Anthony Eden calls for a policy of patient, firmness in dealing with Reds. We (U.S.t occupy an tmevlable position as to the prime target of the aggressor In any world war. We must expect to be the first and most Important target of total aggression. — Air Force Secretary Quarles. * * * It isn't customary for trie corpse to reply to a funeral Prelmor Paure replies to well-wisher before lie went before National Assembly for vote of confidence. ¥ * * There is simply no such thing as an indispcnable man and our party (Democrats) has many men able and qualified to serve.— Sen. Alnn Bible, 46-yenr-old Nevada Demnrrat says he will not run for re-election In 19M. This Newspaper Wishes You and Yours a — II Ptttt Id ton't Washington Column — Local Governments to Share In Small Flood Control Project By PETER EDSO.H WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Maj Gen. Samuel D. Sturgis, Jr., chief of the Army Corps of Engineers, has Issued new orders that small flood-control projects, share of the costs will hereafter be assessed against local beneficiaries. In the past. Corps of Engineers has borne the whole cost. The change in policy will be of interest to everyone who wants the government to do something about & crick that goe§ on a rampage. The plan follows policy set for the Department of Agriculture's Soil Conservation Service under the Hope-Aiken small watershed act of 1954. It Indicates that after years of bureaucratic red tape, the federal government hat at last made a small start toward getting a unified water policy. When the second annual Watershed Conference of 25 national con- Washigton, a few days ago. there was one principal bellyache. That concerned too much varia- ation in assessing the local cost share. Downstream city folk got their flood-prevention works from Army Engineers free. Upstream farmers who got their work done by Soil Conservation Service had to pay a share of the costs. And this share varied from 16 to 80 per cent of the total, they complained. In the backs of their minds, of course, was the idea that the federal government ought to pay all the costs. It would take an amendment t the Hope-Aiken Act to put this int., effect. That isn't likely now. This isn't the philosophy of the Elsen- hower administration. It believes in larger local participation for all public works. This is the way the Hope-Aiken Act works now: Department of Agriculture Soil Conservation Service Is authorized to receive application frorn local watershed organizations for upstream flood control and reservoir development. SCS surveys the basin. It determines first if benefits would exceed costs. Then it determines how much of the cost can be borne by local beneficiaries. SCS next makes an agreement with them on this basis, if the project is feasible. SCS then submits a work plan to Congress. If Congress doesn't turn it down .In 60 days, the project stands approved. Local authorities can then let contracts, after rais- their share of the costs. To date, 45C of these applications have been received from drainage districts and watershed associations in 42 states. One hundred and twenty-three have been approved. SCS will have 25 work plans ready for submission to Congress in January. Another 25 will be ready before Congress adjourns. The range of local cost assessment for these 90 projects will run from 30 to 60 per cent. On some particular parti of a watershed development, the local cost share is down to 10 per cent. But the average is close to 50 per cent. The alternative to "he SCS plan is to get Congress to pass a special appropriation to have Corps of Engineers handle a project. Army Engineers now have only two projects where local costs may be assessed. These are the Sail Creek-Wahoo and the Gerlng-Mitch ell developments in eastern Nebraska. Local costs on parts of the Salt Creek project have been s^ at 11 per cent. They're still under negotiation on Gering-MHchell. For the future, however, local costs will be assessed on all projects under 5000 acre-feet.. A typical reservoir would cover 500 acres—about three-fourths of square mile—with 10 feet of water. Its costs would be between $250,000 and «600,000. • Estimates have been made that there are some 1600 up-stream flood prevention and conservation projects that could be developed. Thats a 100-year job. The total cost might be 35 to 30 billion dollars. This Is, of course, prohibitive. But it gives an idea of what's ahead If Congress should decide to go into this thing in a big way, and put the full cost on the good old U.S. taxpayer. the Doctor Says By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Servlc« Like most small fry, when I, dren are the tics or habit-spasms, was a boy my parents sometimes! These are involuntary movements, made me do things which 1 did not; usually around the neck and face, want to do. One of these was be-; and include such things as blinking sent to dancing school; when! ing' the eyelids, twitching t'12 I found I didn't like it the next | mouth, or jerking the head or time dancing school came aroud | shoulders. They often begin in imt- I complained of a "headache." Asj tation of someone else, but pract- I remember, this did not fool my; tically always in nervous or parents and in due time I was glad, of unstable children, they forced me to go! j They should not be allowed to Practically every parent will atj con tinue since they become more one time or another, be faced with! anc r m ore difficult to stop. Scold- the decision as to whether some! m g an( j punishment, however, are symptom of this sort is the result more likely to make things worse • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Encouragement Needed for Bid By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service "Please discuss the bidding of the accompanying hand," requests a Camden, N.J., player. "South made 12 tricks with the greatest of ease, but he hadn't even reached a game. "Some of us thought that Soutl should have made another blc since his cue-bid of three spades was forcing to game. Others thought that North should have of real illness or is just "put on", (_^ art better. In such cases ade- as an excuse. I dare say their j quate re st, a g0 od diet, and | made a more encouraging bid than own recollections of youth will of-i removal of irritating people or sur- p rnundings, offer the best hope. Altogether. these emotionally disorders of children which are not the results of a °: recognizable disease are among i the most difficult problems with ich parents have to contend. No nder conscientious mothers of- have a problem with fatigue! ten help them in this decision! Sometimes it takes a good deal of ingenuity and patience, not only: rinred to find out what Is really causing ' a youngster's complaint but also what to do about it. Any number of children will pre-, wmch parents have to cont end. No tend to notice a sniffle coming on, j wonder conscie ntious mothers of. complain of a stomachache, or dp-1 velop some other symptom when i faced wilh something they do not want to do. ! "TO BE COUNTED really pro- But parents should be careful.! gressive, a community should have under such circumstances, not to; a school'building that costs at least overlook the possibility that the! h a if as much as the new country youngster really does have a cold. I dub."—Kansas City Star, appendicitis, or some physical, cause which happens to develop at the strategic moment! It Is true, too, that the complaint may he real enough even though it is the result of some emotional disturbance or resentment rather than a bodllv disease. It ifl, for example, by no means unusual lor a child to vomit on school days and be perfectly well on Saturdays and Sundays. Here there is a clear case of dislik-e of something about school. The problem is to find out what It is and to try to remedy the situation The child may not tell, but a coiv fercnce with the teacher may reveal the .trouble! Imitation Is often the cause, of peculiar symptoms In children. There Is a tale about a six-year- old girl In apparently good health who vomited every morning. All uttempts to find the cniisc (ailed until It was discovered tliat the mother was pregnant and had been vomiting In the mornings! Other Imltatlvi relictions In chll- THINK I'LL send a wreath to the late Martha Peterscn Mulvey who cooked for six Presidents and refused to talk or write about her experiences—she felt it wasn't right to blabber.—Los Angeles Times. LITTLE LIZ NORTH A 109654 »Q1094 A A 10 7 WEST EAST AAK832 V94 48752 493 II V 1086532 » J AK52 SOUTH (0) A None » AK63 South 3* Pass North-South vul. West North East Pass 2 A 4 A Fau 1 * Pass Pass Opening lead—A K Political thunder ii !*ldom oc- componied by enlightening. four clubs In response to this cue- bid. "Which player was at fault? Also, how should the hand be bid?" Since, South did not open with a two-bid, It Is almost impossible for him to make a bid that Isi absolutely forcing to game Thel cue-bid is theoretically forcing to game, but as a practical matter South must be aware of the possibility that North has a completely worthless hand with length only in spades. In a situation of this kind It Is up to the rcsponder to share the burden of the bidding. If the re- spender has. a completely worthless hand, ha should » indicate; Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By EKSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Hollywood Uncensored: Hedy Lamarr, who talked about retiring from the screen when she married Texas millionaire Howard Lee, Is letting movie producers know she's ready for grease paint again. Charles Martin talked to her about a role in "The Scoundrel." . . . Dale Robertson and Mary Murphy woulc be tying: the knot right now excepi that his divorce isn't tinal until May. Wedding bells will ring the day after his unhitching ... In « desperate but too-late deicision Warne.r Bros, took Liberace'; piano' away from him in the advertisements for "Sincerely Yours," which is flopping at the box office. Soft-pedaling his keyboard thumping, the ads show him looking through a pair of binoculars a la Jimmy Stewart In "Rear Window." "Llberace'i looking," It'i beta* said, "for an audience." Sudden thought in the Hollywood travel dept.: Jack Webb not only left London (Julie) he also left Towne (Dorothy). Movie chorus cutie Jewell Diehl's "whisper to friends" that she's engaged and will wed actor Mike Mazurki wound up in newsprint— and in Mrs. Jeannette Mazurkl's hair. The Mazurkl's are separated but he's never asked for a divorce. The reason for Mrs. Mazurki's note to the chorus doll: "Congratulations. Be inre and let us know when the day comes so we can come and five the groom away." It was, signed: "Jeannette Maiurkl and daughters." Their pals expect Ruth Roman and Mortimer Hall to make It to the reconciliation plateau for the second time. Ruth can't seem to take the final step down the divorce HALLway. Betty Lanza, who was mighty 111. made it back to the sunny side of Health Street and is with Mario and the four kiddies again at their Bel Air manse. . . Drive is on again at MOM to push Elaine Stewart to the flicker queendom that should have been hers after "The Bad and the Beautiful." There's no desperate look on Humphrey Bogart's face over the unexpected "just fair" box office for "The Desperate Hours," a movie everyone was predicting would make millions. Bogie will be back with his leer, his growl and his sub-machine gun for another gangster film, "Underworld, U.S.A." "Don't ask me what happened," Bogie shrugged between scenes of "The Harder They Pall." "But I'm not buying the theory some people have that audiences are fed up with gangster yarns because of all the mob stuff on TV. Maybe it was but if he has a hand that Is likely to prove valuable he should do something that it unmistakably encouraging rather than something that is ambiguous. In the case under discussion, South cannot be blamed much for passing four clubs. North had the to five clubs or five diamonds or to the cue-bid of three spades. The chance to say a cheerful word but failed to do so. Hence South showed only mild timidity in passing under game. It's hard to say exactly what bid North should make in response to the cue-bid of three spades. The only sure that North should make t Jump bid of some kind, example. North might jump to five clubs or five diamonds or might make some such "fancy" bid as four spades or five "no-trump Any of these bids would encourage South to bid a slam in clubs or diamonds. Either slam contract would, of course, be easily made. because there wasn't anyone to root for in the film. "So what if th« story has been done before. Most stories havv been done before. Maybe it waa because of the dignity label on the film—they didn't let peopl* know it was a gangster film. Maybe it's because of Momlsm thesa days and no one cares If Pop li In danger of • having his head bashed In. "I can't explaJn It. The left Hand of Cod' Is doing- better business but 'The Desperate Hours' te a better movie." But Bogie has been fooled before —and admits it. "All my intellectual friends told me 'To Beat the Devil' was a great movie. But 86.000,000 people didn't think so." The Witnet: Overheard at the Castle: "She drinks so many Martinis she has an olive complexion." Not in the Script: Jeff Morrow about a "oenerv-chewinff actor: "They ought to name a new food after him—INSTANT HAM." This is Hollywood. Mrs. Jones: Zippy Robin Raymond got all confused at Fox the other day when she reported for an interview for a leading role in "The Revolt of Msmie Stover." She told another actress she was UD for a part In "The Revolt of Mamie Van Doren." 75 Years Ago In Blythtvillt A Christmas party was given Thursday night by Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Cunningham at their home for 16 guests. Russell Haynes Farr, wno attend! the University of Arkansas, will arrive home tomorrow to spend tha holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Parr. Mrs. Harris McCalla and Mill Virginia Martin entertained with a bridge party at the McCalla home last night in complement to Mill Sara Jo Little, bride elect of January. Motorist Really From Missouri HARMSBURQ, P». W) _ A Missouri motorist passed through her* and left evidence that he doesn't believe anything unless he Is shown. An irate motorist burst into city hall in the Capitol city claiming ha was unjustly given a parking ticket. A quick check showed that th» ticket has been put on the windshield of a car bearing Missouri license plates and Ita driver apparently took it off and put it on tht other car. Flag Taking Long Way Home BOZEMAN, Mont, (ti — A flaf from the Phillppinea — a prtse of war — has taken the long ride home. In World War n, a Japanese soldier seized it. Later M. Sgt. R. R. Holden took the flag back and srought It with him when he re- ;urned to Montana State College on the science faculty. When Juan de Rodriques, a Filipino provincial governor, returned to his alma mater, Montana, to receive a doctorate of laws honorary degree, Holden presented the flag — to take it home. THE GOVERNMENT will buy Surplus pork but instead of storing it will feed it to school children and the needy. There undoubtedly is some blatant economic error in this because it sounds so sensible.— Columbia (B.C.) State. Arithmetic Lesson Answer to Previout Puzzle ACROSS 1 Two make twenty 4 Hastened 9 Arithmetic quiz 12 Exist 13 Italian coins 14 Seaweed 15 Greedy animal, 18 Not moving 18 Chooses 20 Counsels 21 Anger 22 LOve god 24 Confine 26 Persia 6 Used to wipe out wrong answers 7 Lair 8 Domesticates 9 Minced oath 10 Cloy 11 Very (Fr.) 17 Satiric 19 Upright '23 French Morocco's capital 24 Shelter 25 Region 26 Moslem religion -"Angeles, 2'Geographical California dlvl!Ions 30 Tropical palms 32 In two parts 34 arithmetic 35 Sour acid 36 Caress 37 Enchanted 39 Ancient Briton 40 Large, book . 41 Feline 42 Sharp point 41 Introduction 49 Called again 91 Kind of crow 52 Fish sauce 53 Ascend 34 Before 55 Waste away 56 Performs 97 Indian weight DOWN I Bu|le call 28 Of the ear 42 Snare 29 Denomination 43 Bright 31 rod (prefix) (Bib.) 44 Baking 33 Asiatic chamber country 46 Repose 38 Kind of ulcer 47 Venture JRernlM 4 Cut I Half t qutrt

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