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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 21, 1955
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fAQCMZ BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, THK BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NBW8 CO. H. W; HAINES, Publisher SARRT A RAINES, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager ~ Sole National Adrcrtlslng Rcpresent»U«*: " W»U»w Witmer Co., New York, ChicMO. Detroit, Atltnt*. Memphie — Entered u second class matter at the ppst- offlc« »t BlythevDle, Ar.ansas, under act ol Con- ftess, October 9, 1917. ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BT carrier in the city ol Blyheville or any wburbsn town where carrier serrice it mam- au.ithirii radius of 50 miles, JS.50 per Tear »3 50 (or six months, »2.00 lor three monthts; by mill outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year pnyable In advance. _ MEDITATIONS Speak unto Aaron and to his sons, saying. This is the law of the sin offering: In the place when the burnt offering is killed shall the sin o««rins be killed before the Lord: It Is most holy. —Leviticus 6:25. * * * Upon such sacrifices the gods themselves throw tooense.—Shakespeare. BARBS Actually, when the lirst heavy snow and slip- p«y, driving day passes, the worst is over. You g* wed to it. * * * M more animals and birds than hunters are shot, it win be considered a successful hunting •own. * * * Send » card at Christmas, advises a greeting company. Wouldn't it be nice if »e could get off Hurt CMT? * * * A scientist says America has enough coal to last 16,000,000 years. Doubtless, with the apartment Janitor's help. * * * Ywkrday ta over — tomorrow if still to come — today l« the day when you should try to clean «p that Christmas shopping. For Some, Christmas Is Already Over In gpite of the fact that most Americans are making ready for the big day when Santa Glaus pays his mysterious visit, w« can't but help have the feeling that Christmas is already over for many of na- if you don't find a genuine thrill from seeing a runny-nosed youngster ogle a doll or bicycle; If you don't take advantage of the season to do something uncommonly nice for someone not commonly near; If you don't take "a little" from your usual Christinas funds in^order to give "a little" to someone of same cause you're sure needs it; If your children are more aware of the fable of Santa Glaus than of the story of the birth of civilization's greatest benefactor— Jesus Christ If you've failed to avail yourself of the various and truly inspiring special Christmas services in our city's churches; If you've neglected to take the time to send a card expressing the love and peace of the season to those who you know need this word of remembrance and cheer; If your holidays tend to center around a bottle and its contents rather than a household, the church and their wonderful contents; . . . Then, Christmas surely must have ended for you years ago. Dark-Horse Handicapping With Governor Lausche of Ohio and Senator Kefauver of Tennessee tossing their hats into the ring, the Democratic presidential line-up may he said to have taken on firm shape. Adlai Stevenson now knows beyond doubt who his com_ petition is. Kefauvbr's candidacy, of course, has been in a cellophane bag for weeks. Rut Lausche's entry as an Ohio favorite son is a moderate surprise. He obviously does not intend to make a hard run for it in the early stages of the campaign. The Ohio primary on May 8 is the only one he plans to enter. The sanest speculation is that he is putting himself in the "available" slot, much as Governor Harriman of New York already has done. Both Lausche and Harriman, by d»dining to be truly active candidates, have acknowledged the strong lead Stevenson holds at the outset. Both want it understood they are ready to itep in if th« 1952 nominee should falter. Lausche appreciates that Harriman'a N«w DM! background might limit hi* to «»Mrv»tiv« •specially in the South. The Ohio governor could have a strong appeal among conservatives and moderates in his parly. Not long ago Senator Russell of Georgia mentioned him as a likely prospect. On the other hand, Lausche, who is an unabashed admirer of President Eisenhower and virtually admitted that in 1950 he voted for the re-election of the late Sen. Robert Taft, might have trouble garnering support among northern liberal Democrats. He has the further handicap of being a political lone wolf. Organization Democrats in and out of Ohio do not embrace him. He has not done them many services, and they do not forget. This same problem dogs Kefauver, of whom Oklahoma's Senator Kerr once said: "The hunters won't hunt with him, and the hounds won't run with him." Kefauver never has any great illusions about his standing among the party professionals. He must stand or fall on the strength he can build through winning primary contests. But as 1952 showed (he won 13 of 15 he entered), even a smashing primary record is no guarantee of success in the convention. Nevertheless, he could hardly achieve that kind of showing in 1956 without taking Stevenson into camp three or four times. That would finish Stevenson, in the view of the experts. And in the fluid convention situation that then would follow, Kefauver's chances could not be wholly discounted. Those Gadgets Aren't Lightning Rods In the depression 1930's and even into the prosperous 1940's, one of the gauges of rural progress applied was the number of farms with electric light and power. Though there are still some soft spots in rural electrification, it's outmoded today as the measure of the farmer's advance. One of the big questions now is: "Has he got a television set?" The actual figures are really a little astonishing. One third of our farms do have TV sets, and the percentage appears to be rising rapidly. In the Middle Atlantic states, the figure is 3.16 per cent, in the East North Central tier 54.6 per cent, in the general Northwest 52.2 per cent. Only the West and the South have percentages below 45. If one .were minded to get scientific, he could undobutedly say a lot about the changes this can mean in the farmer's way of life. It comes close to ending the traditional farm isolation which has been lessening with every advance in transport and communications. Wisely directed to serve farm needs, TV may he the answer to that old one: "How're ya gonna keep 'em down on the farm?" VIEWS OF OTHERS Dictionary, Please How does a foreigner ever learn to speak English? He learns how to pronounce "cough" and is then confronted with "tough" or "through" or "though" or "thorough". He should be a little mad — insane, that is — by the time he realizes that., although all have the same end- lugs, they nre fill pronounced differently. Suppose he is rending and conies across "tomb". A native tells him how it sounds and a little further along in his books he finds "comb" and "bomb". That stuff floating to earth'Is his hair. Or take the world "cleave." It may mean to split asunder or to cling together. And if you are raising or razing a house, the way you spell determines whether you are putting it up or tearing It down. These ave Just the pitfalls in American English. When you get Into English English, it is even a more muddled dish of tea. To our cousins across the sea it seems perfectly proper to pronounce Cholmondeley "CVmmley" and Ruthven "Riven." Those are only minor examples. Foreigners have a dubious time of it. But for that matter, how did the English ever come to sper.k English? — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY It is foolhardy to try to guess what the people will think or want in the way of a candidate some eight months from now. — Carmine DeSapio, Tammany Hall (Democratic) leader. * * * I'm lonesome. Young men are afraid of me. —Singer Elaine Malbin complaining that only "millionaires old enough to be my father" try to date her. * » » They (Russia) are developing Intercontinental mUsilea designed to Jly at thousands of miles an hour to plunge down on t»rRet« with atomic (urjr. —Ak Forot Secretary Quu-lc*. Nothing Like Having One's Own Transportation Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Farmers Loud Compla Prove Unwarranted in ints May the End By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— When it comes to a showdown, some of the farmers who scream the loudest about [heir present plight may not be hurt as badly as they let on. • An example has just been furnished by Farmer Jay Boston, who operates 610 irrigated acres near Hereford, northern Texas. When the Senate Agriculture Committee held hearings in Fort Worth. Farmer Boston grabbed the headlines with a proposition: If Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson would come to Texas, take over the Boston place, run it under existing sliding scale price supports and show a profit, Boston would give his farm to Benson as a gift. A checkup by the Amarillo, Tex.. Globe-News showed that Boston was no shiftless operator. He is recognized as .the best farmer in his conservation district. Several years ago he won a prize for raising 70 'bushels of wheat to the acre in an area where 10 bushels is the average. His gripe now is that under existing supports on grain sorghums am. a depressed hog market — on which two crops he has been specializing — he can't make money "I'm not denying that I made monev on my place in years past." he says. "But I haven't, made any this year." The news traveled far and wide. Paul Horn a Texas-born farmer who now operates a number of properties in the Moorhead, Minn., area — specializing in vegetables — read about it. He immediately wrote to Boston, offereing to substitute for Secretary Benson, taking over Jan. 1, 1957. "I will take over your farm for a period of four years." Horn offered. "U nt the end of that time I. cannot show a fair average return on the appraised investment, I will not only return the property in as good a condition as it was received, but I will also pay you a fair cash rental." Horn attached only one string to his offer. He made it conditional on the present administration be- in! continued in office after the 1956 elections. He said he wasn't interested if the federal government was going to dictate methods of farming and marketing. "The disturbing thing about you statement is that it creates thu impression that the farmers of this country are unable to make a living without financial help from the government," Horn wrote to Boston. "The fact Is that the vast majority of farmers in the United States are neither looking for handouts, nor do they expect the government to guarantee them a profit," he said. An inquiry direct to Farmer Horn as to whether the Texan had replied to his offer brought back the reply: "I have not heard from Mr. Boston to date, .and until t do, I can pursue the matter no further." From Farmer Boston the word is that: "I didn't make a wide open proposition for anyone who wanted to take me up on it . . . "Nobody's called my bluff, because the only one who can call my bluff is Mr. Benson." From Benson's office the word is that no communication has ever been received from Mr. Boston, and that the secretary had never even heard of the Texan's offer. Erskme Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Sniff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD - (NBA) - Hollywood on TV: Lines are something voting movie dolls like lo show instead of spcnk on live 1'V \vliere [litre's no cluuice for the comfortins relate nnd retakes of ait retakes. So pin u bravery medal on Lauren liacall. She broke the ice for young top-ranked film queens playing dramatic roles in live TV in "The Petrified Forest" and! now she's headed for a 00-1 minute "Blithe Spiril" spectacular opposite N'oel Coward on Jan. 15. Live TV may give Lauren the jitters — "I die. I suffer" — but she maintains: "How can .'ou ignore it? How can you slough it off? Every film actress should do a lot of live TV, picking the right shows. If they are bis ones there's no chance of hurting a career. It's wonderful training if you've had little or no stage experience." Coward, she told me on the set of U-I's "Written On the Wind " will make a "preview" kinescope of the show the day before the telecast -to eliminate any defects. And that's almost as comforting, she says, as a Hollywood retake. TV CARTOON" howl: A sour-faced couple is watching a telefilm comedy and the wife is saying: "What's so'terrible about it? I,wouldn't object to a little duhbed-in laughter around HEBE occasionally." After a tour of his new motel chain in Texas, George Gobel says all of them now feature signs reading. "George Gobel Slept Here." "But I'm wondering," he's grinning, "if people may get the wrong idea about me." the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service Two difficult questions related: to pregnancy are asked in today's, first inquiry. j Q _ is it true that the more a pregnant woman eats, the bigger I the baby? Also, is there any spe-| ciol food or dnii! one can take ?p. a woman can nurse her baby? —Mrs. R. I \ — Probably the majority of obstetricians believe that the bulk of a baby can be limited by the! amount eaten by its mother. At! any rate it is common practice to, restrict the food intake of a prcg-j nant woman since this appears to be beneficial for her and the; baby. As to the second quesiton, I do not know of any food or drug which can be given during pro,-' nancy or immediately thereafter which will insure the ability of a mother to nurse her child. The ability to nurse — or the Inability, to do'so — is something the causes j of which are still obscure. : (j — Aftei reading an article' on bust creams and hormone creams I wonder about the effectiveness of such products. Could there be harmful effects?— B.J.R. [ A — Presumably, the,substances; referred to In the inquiry are those which contain the female sex hor-i mone. They will cause some increase In the size of the breasts.! particularly In one who Is not secreting enough herself, but the effect lasts only as long as they are given, they may Interfere with menstrual functions, and there is doubt among many medical men us to the advisability of using j them except under special circumstances. Q — Is the use of beer or occasional smoking harmful to n person with thyroid trouble? — J. A. R. A — Assuming that this question refers to an overactive thyroid gland or toxic goiter. I should like to reply by saying that such a person Is usually extremely nervous nnd anything which increases this nervousness Is undesirable. I do not know, however, of any specific harmful effects from moderate quantities ot beer or moderate smoking on those who have a toxic golfer. Q — For the last four years I have hart a fever varying from slightly over normal to 102 de- Rrees. Tills irunlly starts In the fell ud UsU until hot weather. Have you any suggestions? — Mrs. C. A — This obviously belongs In the class of what doctors call "fever of unknown origin." There have been many articles and books discussing this subject. One of the causes for such unexplained fever is Brucelosis, but there are many others. The seasonal variation in Mrs. C.'s case may offer a clue as to the cause. Q — What do you think of colonic irrigations? — L. R. A — I can't think of any worthwhile uses for them. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE South Overbids But Makes Coup • By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NiSA Service Perhaps South's bidding can be criticized in today's hand, since a contract of three no-trump would have been very easy. As it happened. South was afraid that his singleton club would be a source of weakness at no-trump, not realizing that his partner's main strength was in clubs'. Fortunately for him, South Justified his bidding by very careful play of the cards. West opened the deuce of spades, and South won in his hand with i he king. He next laid down the ace of hearts, dropping the king from the West hand. After some thought, South UTTL£ LIZ Recess k a sort of xtootteoch- -•5 <•„""•'"-k. switched to diamonds, losing a finesse to East's king. East returned a spade to dumm; 's ace, whereupon declarer cashed two top clubs in order to discard the remaining spade from his own hand. A low trur .p was now led from dummy, and East stepped up with the jack of hearts '.n order to lead a third spade. South couldn't afford to ruff in his own hand and use dummy's ten of hearts to force out the queen of trumps, for then East would lead a fourth spnde to knock out declarer's last trump. Declarer was therefore forced to ruff the third round of spades in the dummy and now he could not lead a trump through East. For this reason South has to rely on Three teams of Husky sled dogs from Colorado "mushed" to Hollywood modern style (by air freights to howl it up as television extras. But a Hollywood veteran in the snarl department — a German shepherd — is grabbing all the closeups from tr-em in l *Sgt. Preston of the .Yukon." "Snarl, boy. Snarl just like Bogart," his trainer directed the hound, who gavo a regular Bogart curl to his upper lip. The imported Huskies looked kinda sheepish. An acting dog" is something you don't find on the Yukon trails or in Colorado. FOUR STAR THEATER, featuring Dick Powell, David Niven, Charles Boyer and Ida Lupino. as alternate stars, Is one o[ TV's most successful filmed dramatic series. Slick emoting by the foursome and a production unit that turns out polished film are two reasons for the show's hit. "But let's not forget the scripts," Dick Powell (ells you. "In TV you can't tell too much of a story In a half hour. It took us a while to discover that secret but It's something all telefilm makers must learn." Are Hollywood writers wise to the secret? Dick's answer is that many of 75 Years Ago In C. G. Redman and son C. O. Jr. spent Thursday tn Little Rock on business. Mrs. Ralph Berryman entertained members of Thursday Bridge club at her home and invited as guest player, Mrs. J. P. Friend. Bridge I prizes were awarded to Mrs. Charles Alford, Mrs. J. Cecil Lowe and Mrs. J. J. Cookston. The Blytheville Kiwanis club installed its officers at a Ladies Night meeting at Hotel Noble last night. I Those installed were Graham Sudi berry, president; Rosco Crafton, I viue-president; J- Nick Thomas, secretary. Entertainment for the at- fair was povided by Noble Gill, Miss Mildded Muir and Mrs. John Cecil Cox. the scripts for his slnws are purchased from a writer named Fred Lipp of Cleveland. Ohio. PSYCHOLOGIST Mason Rose about i ft t hers typed as dopes who wiiine, cry and faint in so many TV series: "After a while, if not already, the kids are bound to say 'Drop dead' to their pops." Hear It Now: Phil Silver's competition is such a worry to Milton Berle iha t it's cued R new gag around town. Milton's going to ask his brother Phil to change his name . . . Life in Hollywood TV note: Mollie Bee. the 16-yenr-old vocalist on Tennessee Ernie's NBC- TV show, will be driving a Thunderbird to her high school classes next, semester. It's Mollie's Christmas gift to Mollie . . . More Enplish movies are headed for home screens on ABC-TV, which just purchased 104 J. Arthur Rank films, But among them are such outstanding flickers as "The Cruel Sea," "Hamlet," "Oliver Twist." and "Genevieve." Roz Russell Isn't Afraid To Chance It By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD UV-"I've always tried to do different things—and I've got the flops to prove it." This was Rosalind Russell's analysis of her long and distinguished acting career. And It explains why she takes flyers that other top stars wouldn't venture. For instance, she left a thriving film career to venture into a Broadway musical, "Wonderful Town." It was a big hit. Lately she has raised eyebrows by playing an unglamoroua, spinsterish schoolteacher in "Picnic." The amazement is caused not only bv the fact that she appears fortyish in the film: her role is not a leading one. "Ah. but it Is," she corrected as she served tea over the bar of her Beverly Hills manse. "I consider it the leading role. If people go out of the theater and remember it. then it was the leading role. "It was the same way in 'The Women.' People told me, ,"Roz, you're foolish to take a minor role like that.' But it was the leading part. Every scene counted, and all my scenes pertained to the plot. They couldn't cut me out; believe me, I had analyzed the script carefully. "Besides, I have always made a specialty of playing characters. They're the only fun roles. The only trouble is that they're not easy to find. Usually all the characterization in a script is thrown at the leading man and woman." As for the loss of glamor, ROM said that worries her not. She makes her entrance in "Picnic" applying cold cream and during the picture makes use of none of the gimmicks for glamor girls — special lighting, makeup tricks, soft lenses. "When we sent the first rushes back to the studio from the Kansas location,'- 1 she reported, "the word came back: 'Russell looks too good.' So they gave me the works— harsh lighting, clear lenses and everything." She laughed as she told of attending the preview in New York. Someone in the seat behind her exclaimed, "how she has aged!" Undaunted, Ros said she will continue doing different things. "I've had a long career," she observed, "and I figure it doesn't owe me a thing. At this point, there's no sense in doing things I don't enjoy. I would never get stuck again in something like that string of professional women I did. There's no kick, in doing the same thing over again." NORTH (D) 21 WEST A 10762 VK • 865 V 1053 « A 1092 #AKQ4 EAST AQJ93 ¥QJ87 4KT * 1085 SOUTH AK85 V A 9 6 4 2 «QJ43 49 North-South vul. North East South West 1 N.T. Pass 3» Pass 3N.T Pass 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 2 Geography Quiz Answer to Previous Puzzle a trump coup to avoid the loss of two more trump tricks. The Important thing was to ruff in the South hand In order to red duce the trumps to the same number held by East. Hence declarer led a low club from dummy and ruffed In his own hand. Now South could get back to dummy with a diamond in order to lead a high club. At this stage East held two trumps and a spade, while South held two trumps and[ a diamond. If East ruffed low, South could oven-tiff and lead Ms. diamond to make sure of two could discard a diamond and load make sure of two tricks. If East once more from the dummy to tricks. If East discarded, South discardec.. South could discard a diunond nnd lead once more from the dummy to make sure of one more trick. Either way, South was surt to mike his gum* contract. I ACROSS 1 Thailand 5 Lima is its capital 9 Mimic 12 Indolent 13 Press 14 Harbor, Maine 15 Came in again 17 High priest 18 Worms 19 Chinese, tor instance 21 Denomination 23 Not a Republican (ab.) 24 Drink slowly 27 Musical syllables 29 Network 32 Gratify 34 Thought 36 Dinner course 37 Insect 38 Appointment 39 Depicted 41 Oriental coin 42 Brazilian river 44 "Emerald Isle" 46 Legislative bodies 49 Bound 53 Mineral rock 54 Pass 56 Underworld god 57 Opposed 58 Otherwise 59 Roman bronze 60 Stagger 61 Foreteller DOWN 1 Father 2 Roman date 3 Malt beverage! 4 Founder of Egypt's first dynasty 5 Pastry 6 Printing " mistakes 7 Fish eggs 8 Removed fastenings 9 Sanctions 10 Buddhist language 11 Norse navigator 18 African fly 20 Eagle's nest 22 Belief 24 Hastened <?|Us EIUIL- 25 Arm bone- 26 Smallness 28 Staid 30 Far (prefix) 31 Famous garden 33 Tropical palm 35 European gulls 40 Surfeit again 43 Essential oil 45 Neck backs 46 Soft drink 47 City in Pennsylvania 48 Sea eagle 50 Heap 51 Gaelic 52 Horned ruminant 55 Nothing w 50 51 30 Jl

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