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PAOIIflt BLTTIWTTLLE , OnvEMBER IB, 1MM MI BLTODEV1LLE COURIER NIWI TBB oontmi mnra oo H. W HADflS, Publieher BAXXT A. HAIN18, Kltor. AsaUtant Publkbar . HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bolt National AdvertUing Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co.. New Tork, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphla. __ _ entered a* eecond clas* matter mt the poet- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under art ot Con- greas. October I, If IT _ Member of Tb« A»soeialed Pree* SUBSCRIPTION RATBS: By carrier in the city at Blyhaiffle or any suburban town where carrier terrlct i* maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »«,5fl per year. 13.50 tor six months, 12.00 for three monthts; bj mail outside 50 mile tone, »12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS Behold we put bit* in the hones' mouthi, that they may obey u»; and we turn about their whole body.—Junes 3:3. * * * Look carefully that love to God and obedience in His commands be the principle and spring from Thence thy actions flow; and that the glory of God and the salvation of thy soul be the end to which all thy actions tend.—Burkitt. BARBS It's tough when you cash a check for a- person before you find out he lacks balance. * * * One advantage in earmuffs it that you can't hear what complainers are saying about the weather. # ' * * Then ax* mid to be 2,MO,oM hoary drinker* i> tht U.S. Thin toft* do thdr ihan, to*. # * * Now m the lime of year when the kid* switch from roller to toe sk>t«s ltd lose their bearings. # * * A naiwal excrete these days is sticking the »eck Mt to Mk Junior or little sister what they wwt for Chrbtnu. Foreign Aid Crossroads How much the new Congress votes for defense and foreign aid will probably determine whether or not the federal budget can b« balanced in the year starting next July. So there's bound to be some pretty sharp debate on these big items. Foreign aid is perhaps especially vulnerable, since this country already has spent more than $50 billion in the past 10 years on foreign projects of all kinds. Many lawmakers, and the people they represent, are weary of shipping money and materials overseas. These folk argue that we have already spent too much abroad, that any more large appropriations will simply hike the national debt further and make budget-balancing and tax-cutting virtually impossible. They make the added points that some foreign lands already regard this nation as "Uncle Sugar" and are too demanding, while others show utterly no gratitude for past favors. If any aid is needed, which these critics doubt, they would have it take the form of private investment, except when a country's defense effort requires bolstering. The proponeats of continued foreign assistance contend this is the worst possible time to shut it off. Russia is engaged in the most ambitious economic warfare it has ever wagged; particularly in the uncommitted but wavering countries of the Near East, Middle East and Southeast Aisa. If we were to let up now, the advocates say, we would run the risk of seeing the Soviet Union become the prime influence in these nations. All the economic problems these latter have are growing more, not less acute. The country that lends a big hand may do a lot to sell its system of government to the recipients. It may also discover that the recipients, though gradually rising living standards, have become a better market for the goods of the befriending nation. Right now the odds'seem to favor those who want to trim foreign aid. Discontent over foreign outlays appears to be rising. Possibly the only thing that would turn the tables the other way—aside from powerful intervention by President—would be an unmislakakble Soviet success on the economic battlefront. For instance, if Burma or Afghanistan went Communist, we might decide that, despite its cost, a big aid program k our chief hope of preventing the rest of Ais» and Africa from sliding into the urn* abyss. Pay-Check Encouragement There's a good deal of talk but not too much action on tfn matter of tea- cbtri' generally deplorable Mlariet. Cre- dit the Ford Foundation, therefore, for doing something about R for the second time this year. Last spring the Foundation handed out 50 million dollars to the nation's colleges to help boost teachers' salaries. Now they have earmarked another 210 million dollars for the same purpose. We are accustomed to having our great foundations allot funds to educational institutions. Welcome as this has always been, too infrequently has the grant been directed to the assistance of teachers. The Ford group hopes in nwking this second successive grant for salaries that it is blazing a trail that will be followed not only by other private donors but by the legislatures which must provide the monies for our huge and growing public institutions. It is a hope that any reasonable person concerned with the future of American education might well share. VIEWS OF OTHERS How to Avoid Strikes At Birmingham railroad union leaders are back in school seeking tne answer to a question which also plagues their employers: HOTS do you avoid a strike? Special classes organized at union request by the University of Alabama are attracting three railroad brotherhoods and a. fourth union, all representing employes of the Lousiville and Nashville Railroad. It's outgrowth of the fact the Birmingham division has been a strike trouble spot for unions and railroad alike. This year alone has witnessed a M-day strike together with two brief but costly wildcat itrikes costing a couple of days in one instance and four days in another. Strike* are, at best, costly business. In CSM of the L if N, customers have gotten so disguested they've taken their business elsewhere. And for the railroad destructive violence in the long strike was nothing short of shocking as trains were wrecked, locomotives blown up and blood actually shed. The union men say they are determined to nip those wildcat strikes in the bud, settling minor differences before they grow into big problems. . An October strike" developed with no one seeming to know what the grievance was that occasioned it. It was a strike that shouldn't have occurred, one the railroad knew nothing about until the trains suddenly stopped running. It was a case of inadequate communication on part of each side, expensive business accentuated by the fact there weren't trained men on the grievance committee. Some 30 men are taking the course at Birmingham. It will be interesting to see the results, for that's pioneering in a field of labor relations that holds real promise—the prevention of strikes, in which a long-suffering public also has an important stake. It is something which, if it works as It is designed to do. needs become contagious in the interest of employes, employers and public alike.—High Point (N.O.) Enterprise. "Just What We Needed—Money!" Where to Live Statistics tend to show that suburban life is healthier than city life, but many persons wonder. Does the credit belong so much to the mode of living which suburban area offers as to the type of people such areas attract? A report to the American Public Health As- tociation based on death rates of city suburban, and rural areas indicates that until middle age suburban life is much healthier than life in the city. But it should be remembered that the suburbs are more popular with married folk. And It is an established fact that death rates of married persons of all ages are lower than for single or divorced persons and those who have lost mates through death. People in these latter classification usually gravitate to the city, lost mates through death. People in these latter classiftcalon usually gravitate to the city: While the statistics favor suburban life through middle age, they show that thereafter the death rate rises for residents of such areas. Apparently the suburbs are a healthier place to live than the city only for those who are in the right age bracket. One oddity which the study presents Is a finding that, while the life span of the city dweller is the shortest of all. larger cities seem to have developed an environment for childhood in which there is no disadvantage when compared with rural life—and indeed there may be some advantage for the city youngster as compared with his farm cousin. This doesn't hold good for adults, however. Apparently it is best to be born and grow up in a large city, move to the suburbs after marriage, and then move to. the farm after middle age.—GasUmta (N.C.) Gazette. SO THEY SAY My mother *ewed a lucky charm Inside my dress .... I tell you. I Just wasn't taking any chance*.—Joyce Brother*, on winning »*4,000 on quiz *hovr. » * * If we have to destroy *om* of them (farm lurpliuei), well then destroy «ome of them.—Sen. Honwr Oapehart (R., Ind.) looking for a way to Increaae farm Income. * # * We believe that thi* vlslen of "sentinels of peace" (unlimited aerial inspection by nations) crowing each other in the "open skin" in tome- thing which million* of everyday people In every country can plainly tee.—Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. amaaatador U tne U.K. Peter idson's Washington Column — Secret Service Examines All Of Ike's Christmas Packages By DOUGLAS LAKSEiV and KENNETH O. GILMORE NBA Staff Correspondents WASHINGTON — (NBA) — If the Secret Service and the White House mail room didn't thoroughly screen the mass of Christmas presents President Eisenhower receives from the public, he'd probably need a special barn on the grounds in which to store them. However, each package is opened beforehand and its contents carefully examined. If there's anything suspicious about a package, the mail room has X-ray gadgets to examine it before opening. Perishable presents are either stored in the huge White House basement iceboxes or given to charitable organizations. Much of Ike's Christmas loot is quietly given to orphans' homes or to other worthy groups. Gifts from personal friends or special little things which they think might tickle his fancy are sent to the President. A careful list is kept of each gUt and thank-you notes are mailed to the senders. Members of Ike's Cabinet have just as much holiday spirit as anyone, but most of them have taken time to sit down and pen a little reminder to their em- ployes that imbibing on federal property ' in office parties is against the law. Secretary of Labor James Mitchell, for example, in his note doesn't come right out and say don't drink, fellow workers. He just suggests that coffee and sandwiches are Just as good for reviving up the holiday mood. At Commerce, Secretary Weeks is more specific. Old-time government workers always recall the classic Christmas party story. Seems a Veter- ans Administration official had a snort or two and chased his secretary down the hall. That might not have been so bad, but she tripped and broke her hip and had to be carted off in an ambulance. Ever since, VA has been the driest agency in town before Christmas. The White House Staff will really have t he festive treatment ready for the Eisenhowers during the holidays. , With the first family in Qettys- 'burfj. members of the Washington staff have had time to knock themselves out preparing for the arrival of Ike and Mamie some time during: the week before Christmas. In addition to the traditional Christmas decorations outside — lights on the trees and holly and wreaths on the doors and windows — inside there will be gaily decorated trees on every floor. They've cooked up several special surprise decorations for the living quarters o£ the executive mansion. Privately, the embassies here aren't too happy about "participating in all the whoop-to-do which surrounds the Christmas tree-lighting ceremonies near the Washington monument grounds. They feel they've black-jacked into participating in a commercial project benefiting Washington stores. Sponsors of the event wanted one embassy to fly reindeer to town from its country as a publicity stunt. The idea was curtly turned down. Nothing was too good for Uruguay's President Luis Batile Berres who came to the capital I'or an official visit. But the lavish treatment he received may cost Vice President Nixon plenty of votes in California. tloe Doctor Says — By EDWIN F. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service When nature exposes the skin to cold temperatures the blood vessels near the surface of the body contract. This is one of nature's defenses against too much cooling since it lessen the amount of blood coming in contact with the cold, and thus chilling the entire body. There are problems, however, connected with this process. If severe cold continues, it may lead to frostbite which has always been a terrible problem for arctic explorers, for those exposed co extreme cold by their occupatio,, and for military forces engaged in operations in frigid regions of the earth's surface. In ordinary civilian life, where people can take shelter easily and are dressed for cold weather, it is less often a problem, though every winter brings its toll of frostbite victims. The tip of the nose, the ears, the fingers, and the toes are particularly likely to be frostbitten. Frostbite may come on slowly or suddenly — the latter especially if the wind is high. A stinging feeling may be present at first in the exposed part, followed by a pleasant numbness often without any pain. Sometimes frostbite is discovered only by a feeling of stiffness or the noticing of a whitish appearance of the part. When a frostbitten area begin* to thaw, swelling develops and tht skin becomes pink. In severe cases, serum or blood may appear. After red or purples blisters filled with the frozen part has thawed It may remain cold and lack feeling, later becoming swollen and purple. Death of the tissues may mt In and the Involved part separate from tfee rest X tttt body and fail off. When frostbite does occur thawing should be done gradually in cool air or cold water. The old practice of rubbing snow over the frostbitten part is now considered dangerous. Nothing warmer than the heat of the body should be tried, and a person who has been recently frostbitten should not go near a fire or into, a heated room until the circulation has been thoroughly restored. After thawing the skin is weak for a while and there Is special danger of causing infection by rubbing Recently, excellent results in treatment of acute frostbite with substance* delaying blood coagulation by rubbing. Recently, excellent results in treatment of acute frostbite with substances delaying blood coagulation have Been reported. Such measures, however, must be used only by a physician. Prevention of frostbite ia worth any amount of treatment. Those who eannot avoid exposure to dangerous cold air or water should try to arrange for frequent rests under shelter. The clothing is highly important; great progress in developing clothing Jor protection against cold has been achieved by the military force*. NOTICE where Premier Bulganln and communist Party thief Khrush- cher went for an elephant ride in India. They'd better be careful of their action*—tlephanli don't forget like Mine nation* who've had relation* with the Buasian*.—U- Orat«e (O*-> MM. In the absence of the President, Nixon hosted a state dinner for the VIP from south'of the border Prominent on the menu were three kinds of French wine 1 . Completely lacking, however, was any sign of California vino. This will be a hard one for the VP to explain to the home folks President Batile received a bona fide invitation to come to. the United States, by the way. Some recent foreign dignitaries have had to come in by a specia: back-door technique quietly arranged by the State Department. They first check into a hospital for a physical examination or treatment as an excuse to enter the country. The Dutch, now offer a drink called "jenever" to challenge the current vodka rage. Dr. L. R. W Soutendijfc. Dutch financial coun- seler, featured it at a party at his home claiming, "it does everything vodka does and more.' Over at the Czech embassy they're drinking budweizer these days. This isn't alcoholic defec tion. It's just a native brew and has no resemblance to the Amer lean brand. Two luncheon circuit records were broken the other day at the presentation of Harmon trophies to Navy Capt. Marion H. Eppes, for a nine-day, 3000-mile sustained air ship flight, and to Marine Lt. Col James P. Coleman, for flights In the vertical take-off plane. First mark set was total time consumed. Cocktails started a' noon. About 1:30 great, hunks 0! steak and the trimmings were served. Then speeches. Second record was for length o introduction of a speaker. Adm. Chrales E. Rosendahl took 45 minutes to present Adm. Thomas S. Combs. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — <NEA) — Behind the Screen: Hollywood's polishing up its big-time talent gun- sights Jor another world-wide safari labeled "Operation Star Hunt." It's the result of a king- size headache — the problem of casting film*. In the Wg economy wave a couple of year* ago the major studios cleared their contract lists on the theory that "we can hire stars by the picture as we need them." The theory sounded food but H didn't work. When Hollywood killed its star system it killed most of its stars. Today, fewer than 10 names mean anything at the box office. And most of these stars, like Frank Sinatra, Marlon Brando, John Wayne, Jimmy Stewart and Audrey Hepburn are nosethumblng the major studios by.forming their own independent companies, or demanding such a big percentage of the profits that the majors can't afford them. So, once again, the big studios are planning a return to the star system with a taleijt hunt to find and create new stars. At the same time the current box-office champs are being warned about the pitfalls of self-production. But there's a worry for the major studios, too. With only big movie spectaculars clicking at the box office, is it possible to develop new stars? It's a $64,000,000 Hollywood question so Important that Don Hartman, production head of Paramount studio, is on record as saying: "Unless the motion picture industry finds new faces, and soon, it is doomed." Rod Steiger will test for the role of "Joseph" In Columbia's big Biblical epic . . . Lauren Bacall, never one to use a mundane expression when she can describe anything explosively, calls her wardrobe woman, hairdresser and make-up man "the wrecking crew." Eleanor Powell, once billed by Hollywood as "the world's greatest tap dancer," Is denying the comeback rumori once attain. It was "Born to Dance" and other big musical films for Eleanor as an MOM star in the '30s, but now she's happier, ihi says. as the Mrs. Glenn Ford, Bible teacher, who conducts a Sunday afternoon religious show on a TV station. "No neon lights, top billing or public acclaim can compare with the love of children," «y« still glamoroHi Eleanor. "Now my entire life ia centered around children and I adore them.X THE WITNET: A drunk staggered away from a bar exclaiming: "Good night, Marily Monroe, wherever I am." . . . Jack Benny said he went to Hollywood's expensive L'Escoffier restaurant for dinner and his bill was »58. "And when I fainted," reports Jack.. "the charged me another 13 for the glass of water they threw in my face." THIS IS HOLLYWOMD, Mrs. JONES: When Director William Wyler isn't around, Hollywood's executive set refers to him a& "Wee Willie." The reason, maybe. that a strong man in a carnival scene fpr his latest movie, "The Friendly Persuasion," is billed as "We Willie." Gina Lollobrigida, about the male sex: "All men are the fame. They all think the same and want th« same things. Language makes no difference where men are concerned. Roaring Fifties note: One of tht swank SSO-a-day rooms in a Las Vegas hotel will soon feature mink bedspreads. 75 Veori Ago In B/ytri4W//« West therefore had reason to expect that his partner would have both length and strength in spades. Dummy put up the king of spades, and East won the first trick with the ace. It was clear that there was very little nourishment in the spade suit, but now it was East's turn to draw the proper inference from the bidding. South had denied a biddable heart hold' ing, and it was therefore clear that West had at least four hearts. It was not enough for East to shift to a heart. East had to lead the correct heart in order to defeat the contract. The ten of hearts was the correct choice. South could hardly afford to play low, since East would surely continue the hearts. South therefore put up the jack of hearts, losing to West's queen. West correctly read the situation, and the return of the king of hearts now established the hearts for the defenders. East was sure to get in with the ace of clubs in time to run the rest of the hearts, and the contract was therefore defeated. If East had shifted, to a low heart instead of the ten of hearts the queen of hearts to win the trick, South would have made his contract by playing low. West would have to play the" queen of hearts to win the trick, but he . would not be able to return a heart i without sacrificing a trick. South would therefore have time to knock out the ace of clubs and thus collect at least nine tricks before the opponents could develop the hearts. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Good Return Sets No-Trump By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NliA Service North's response of two clubs in today's hand was a use of the Stayman Convention. The purpose was not to show a real club suit, but to ask South whether or not he had a biddable holding In either major suit. If South had a biddable spade suit,'North wanted to reach NORTH 20 AKQJ3 V95 «K7« + Q1074 CAST A A lOt 4 V 10871 • 1052 + AI SOUTH (D) WEST *S9 VKQ42 4>943 + »53J • AQJt *KJ< Neither side vul. South West North laM 1N.T. Pass 24 . Pan 14> Put 3 NT. Pat* Pan Pan Opening lead—a) t a game in spades. As H happened, South did not have a biddable holding In either major suit. HE Indicated this fact by a rebtd of two diamonds, whereupon North promptly and properly jumped to game at no-trump. West opened a short ipade rult largely because south had announced ibortn*** IB both m»)ort. Miss Lynette Tucker, who attend! Stephens College, will arrive tomorrow to spend the holidays with her parents, Mr. and Mri. C. F. Tucker. Mrs. Elbert Huffman and Mrs. 8. G. Shelton were guest* of Mrs. William Young yesterday when she entertained members of the ADO bridge club. Prized were awarded to Mrs. Harold Schnee and Miss Mary Virginia Cutler. Jack Webb, student at the University of "Arkansas, will arrire tomorrow to spend the holidays here with his parents. Miss Effie Lee Terrell hu gon« to Conway to spend the holiday* with relative*. LITTLt LIZ A spcce driver Is a fellow who goes 'round or>d 'round the block looking for a parking space. THE LAMENT is heard that our children are not proficient at performing pushups, which seems a shame, as doing push-ups is one of the few sports that can be enjoyed while watching television.—Florida Times-Union. JUDGE—"You really don't thin* he meant to put your eye out?" Ol' Slush—"No. I don't, but I do believe he tried to put it further in." —Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. Film Actress Antwer to Previous Puizle ACROSS 1 Film actress, Dianne 7 She appears on the silver 19 Troops (ab.) 21 Penetrates 22 Smooth 23 Sprightly 24 Green vegetables 25 Poker stake 13 Interstice 14 Nebraska river 15 Relate anew 16 Indian heroine 17 Extinct bird IB Diner -, ,, 20Burmese wood.,-,;,'' sprite " y 21 Beg 23 Bridge 26 Worm 27 Makes' mistakes 31 Confined 32 Tumult 33 Ratio 34 Royal Italian family name 3$ Belgian river 36 River In Germany SB Trial 40 Extraordinary 43 Hospital (ab.) 4« Village in Palestine 47 Be vlctoriou* M Stonecrop specie* HUnkeeled M African antelope* SI Russian •torehoute* UHat* 17 Stitcher* DOWN I Agricultural area I Mountain 3 Caterpillar hair 4 Pedal digit 5 Feminine appellation 8 Tell 7 Drunken carousals (Girl's name 9 Male sheep 10 Famous 28 She hopes to 42 Rasp English school to • 43 Used a garden 11 Volcano in stardom 29 Decays 30 Let it stand 36 Man's name 37 Insane 38 Breathes • heavily in ileep 41 Applies oneself tool 44 Shield bearing 45 Petty quarrel 47 Obliterate 48 Passage in tha brain 49 Promontory 51 Chemical suffix S3 Marble B

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