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FACE BIZ BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 22, 19S5 _J» THE BLYTHEVTLLE COURIER NEWS TBB caiman NVWB oo. H. W. HAOW, Publisher •AMY A. BAINM, Miter, Assistant Mbllinar PAOL D. HUMAN. AdYWtUlng Manner Sol* National Admttilnt Repre«entatlfe«: Wallae* Wltmer Co.. New York. Chlcito. Detroit. Atlanta, Uemphta. Intend u second ela« matter at th« post- office at BljtherUle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- ire". October », 1117. Member ol TtM Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By curler In the city ol BIjhevllli or any suburban town when carrier cerrice to maintained, lie per week. By mall, within a radius of 90 miles. M.SO per year, 13.50 for six months, 12.00 for three monthts; by mall outside 90 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS Then Jrara aaid unto them, Verily, TprllT, I my onto yon Mom gave you not the bread from heaven; but my Father liveth yon the true bread from heaven. —John «:3Z. if. * * The end of life is to be like unto God; and the soul following Qod will be like unto Him.—Socrates. Rowbett the hlfh pjacea were not taken away: BARBS There a» storm clouds ahead when you keep in the sun through shady deals. * * # Polks bom in January are said by an astrologer to be leaders. Look at the start they have on other folks. * * * Some people need a good sock to keep them from putting their foot into something else. * * * There is too much uplift confined to noses. * » * The house next door reminds us that one of our crying needs Is more spankings Let's Not Strangle These Out of President Eisenhower's recent budget discussions have come two administration recommendations that merit the support of Congress and the American people even though they mean (pending more money. Very likely their approval would lessen the prospects of a 1956 tax cut. On* proposal ii to spend about $700 million mor« for defense, largely for guided missiles and other so-called scientific weapons. The view is growing in government circle* that this work deserves the highest priority. Russian is believed to be pressing hard to perfect an intercontinental guided missile and U.S. officials realize that we cannot run second in this race. There is no question in the experts' minds that guided missiles today constitute the "weapons frontier." Any U.S. budget which did not adequately reflect that recognition would be at once unrealistic and filled with peril for this country. Mr. Eisenhower has made the only reasonable decision that could be made, in the interest of the future security of this nation and the free world. H« has also acted wisely in proposing the new appropriation for the U.S. Information Agency be upped from the current 85 million dollars to 135 million. We in this country should really be embarrassed to acknowledge that Russia is outdoing us in propaganda on so many fronts around the world. The Soviet Union is flooding impressionable Asiatic African and other lands with countless books, pamphlets, "news" stories, and the like. Now and then they offer elaborate two-hour color films. We try to match this flood with skimpy black-and-white films, a mere trickle of books and other printed matter, and too few propaganda broadcasts. Yet we obviously have a far better stor/ to tell the world. The Russians can only offer tyranny in masquerade, and hope that the black garb beneath will not show. We can spell out the bright story of freedom at work. All we need are the tools to do a convincing job. Supplying them in effective number has been long overdue. Mr. Eisenhower's proposal to add 50 million dollars to U.S.I.A.'s budget is a big . stride toward correcting this costly de- ficency. Indestructible Eddie Capt. Eddie Rickenbacker, chairman and genera! manager of Eastern Air Lines, was America's fabled leading air ace in World War 1. When he emerged unscathed from that first great air combat, a legend took root that he was indestructible. Years later Rickenbacker had moved into an important place in commercial aviation. As a prime factor in the growth and development of Eastern Air Lines, he was a recognized champion of fre«j-«nterprise and a promoter of progress in flying. Then, one day in February, 1941, Eastern had a bad crash in the Atlanta area. Ricqenbacker himself was abroad the downed plane, and was seriously hurt. His many admirers kept a vigil at their radio dials, awaiting word that the hero was dead. But he didn't die. He got well. And so the legend grew. War came, and Rickenbacker's priceless experience was put at his country's disposal. Late in October, 1942, he was flying across the Pacific on a special mission. The plane vanished in the ocean void, and all aboard were believed dead. Twenty-four days later a report was flashed that seemed a miracle: Captain Rickenbacker, the indestructible man, was alive with some of his comrades. They had been found drifting on a raft in the Far Pacific. Now his own airline, Eastern, has added a fresh chapter to the legend. Though he reached the traditional retirement age of 65 this October, Rickenbacker has been signed to a new 10-year management contract and he will go on as before blazing trails in commercial aviation. Only a folish man would say it won't happen again when he's 75. VIEWS OF OTHERS Civic "Do-lt-Yourself" It may have been a blessing in disguise that New Port Richey couldn't get federal money lor deepening at river channel, for it. ha* led to a discovery there that things can be done by the homefolks when they buckle down to It on their own. Civic leaders have found a private contractor who will handle the channel project for $20,000, while the federal government had estimated It would take *185,000. The American conception in such matters is that generally the government should only do for people the things they cannot do for themselves, and rivers and harbors projects are usually considered in that category because of cost. But the New Port Richey experience indicates that there may be much more we really could do for ourselves if we exercise greater local initiative and reduce projects to their essentials. In another unusual approach to a problem, Orlando Jaycees have faced up to the way in which population growth is outrunning school facilities by organizing Classrooms Inc., which is soliciting voluntary contributions to meet the schoolroom emergency. Recognizing that tax revenue is limited by laws and assessing procedures which take a long time to change, the Jaycees have asked home owners to compare thetr tax bills with the actual cost of educating their children and contribute the difference If they can. All proceeds will go directly into building new classrooms, and to that alone. The modern tendency is to leave all problems for governmental action, and to leave most governmental action to the federal level. Such projects M those at New Port Richey and Orlando show that there is still a spark of popular Initiative among us, and still room for voluntary cooperative activity outside the political sphere. When to "do-it-yourself" fad reaches the realm of community needs, it becomes useful indeed. —Florida Times-Union. How Many Baths? It had to come. Americans are at last warned that they take too many baths. To Col. Roberts Lyons, the only dermatologist with the United Air Force In Europer. goes the honor of calling attention to a national habit that has been growing steadily worse since the 1890's when bathtubs first began to be equipped with runing water. Colonel Lyons reports that one of the most common ailments among air force personel and their families is "winter Itch." it is an eruption caused by using too much soap and water and washing all the natural body oils off the skin. What is the proper number of baths? Colonel Lyons merely says that persons who fee! dirty during the week .should take showers, which are less Injurious to the skin. The implication is strong that he has the old-fashioned Saturday bath in mind. There are many hale and hearty elderly persons today who can remember when one bath a week waa considered adequate for all purposes. Does Colonel Lyons' bold assertion mean that In matters hygience the clock should turned back 00 years? Meanwhile persons who take less than a bath • day should feel less shame in admitting. The thought occurs also that in the stricture on baths lies a wonderful opportunity for the writers of »d« for perfumes.—Baltimore Sun. SO THEY SAY A man who absconds with $50 of his employer's money will cause more activity on the part of law enforcement officials than a man who deserts hla wife and children.—Social Security Commissioner Charles I. Schottland. * * * We have made women ashamed to confess their own lack of ability. We've made them feel they lack good tnttc if they don't create a charming home.—Mrs. Barbara Joseloff, interior designer, on the result of making the modern wife a super- wonmn. "—And in the Center Ring . . . !! ii" Erskme Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Pefer Edson's Washington Column — ICC Was. Completely Rebuilt Under Ikes Adminstration By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — It takes from three to four years for a new administration to clean house, in Washington and put its own people in charge of government. This Is nowhere better illustrated than in the ancient and honorable Interstate Commerce Commission. A big Job if rejuvenatio nis going on there. Part of it's due to resignations of older members. Part is due to appointment by President Eisenhower of new, younger men, as terms of,the old hands expire. By the end of next year, there will be only one member of the 11-man commission not named by President Eisenhower. This one exception is Anthony F. Arpaia (D-Conn). He has just beert designated chairman for next year. His term as a commissioner expires Dec. 31, 1957. As of today, ICC has probably gone farther toward a complete turnover at the top since 1953 than any of the other independent regulatory agencies. President Elsenhower has been able to nam.fi live new ICC members. Their average age is now 51 —a near record low. When Ike took over, the average age was 67. The five new members rans;e from Everett Hutchinson 8 tin Eisenhower Texas Democrat and the ICC baby at 40 — ; to John H. Winchell (R-Colo) who is 63. In between are Kenneth H. Tuggle (R-Ky) 55. Howard Q. Freas (R-Coto) 55 and Owen Clarke (R-Wash) 51.'. They replaced Charles D. Ma- haffle who as 70, William E. Lee 71, Walter M. W. Splawn 70, J. Patterson 73 and James K. Knudson, a mere boy of 55. Through- a combination of circumstances. President Elsenhower now has three more vacancies to fill. They a re ca -ised by the resignations of J. Monroe Johnson (D-3C) 73, J. Hayden Alldredge (D-Ala) 68 and Hugh W. Cross (R-I11) 59. President Eisenhower failed, in his first attempt to force Johnson's resignation last year because he was over 70,. Cross resigned after a Senate investigation of his connections with a Chicago transfer company case. * While an attempt was made to play this up as a Republican scandal, Cross had been appointed to ICC by President Truman. At the time of Cross' appointment it was brought out that he had formerly been a railroad attorney In Jerseyville, his home town in cen- ,ral Illinois. Hayden Alldredge, one of the ablest commissioners, resigned to tfcae another job with Development and Resources Corp., though his ICC term had three years more to run. President Eisenhower must replace these three with two Demo crats and-one Republican. This Is to keep the political party division on ICC at six to five. All this reshuffling of the venerable ICC is not expected to have any great effect on transport policy. The commission has a heavy backlog of .cases, largely due to commission may be able o clean up its docket. Perhaps the biggest case next year will be the railroads' application for another round of freight rate increases, 7 per cent it's rumored. The GOP Cabinet Committee on Transportation Ii expected to complete its new policy recommendations next year. The general opinion Is that the ICC can put most of them Into effect without additional legislation. Their general purpose would be to give greater freedom of action' to competing carriers. The commission has recently been investigated by Sen. John Sparkman's Small Business Subcommittee on charges that ICC has been discriminating against small motor truckers. Safety regulation may also give ICC a hot box. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service It ieems incredible in this da and age' that anyone should udop a hopeless attitude towards hem orrhoids yet this seems to be thi case. A mother writes that tier 24 year-old son has had bleeclim hemorrhoids for (our ycavs. She wants him to go to the doctor bu he says Its no use. She ask: specifically whether it is true th;i nothing can be done for the con dition, and whether it is not d;sn gerous to leave the disorder alone .Hemorrhoids or piles are among the most common disorders of Hie present age. Actually, bleedim;" also the most frequent sign of this condition. Although severe pain is rarely present itching is frequent In answer to the first question If such warning signs are i^norec the bleeding is unlikely to slop ol itself permanently but will probably get worse. Hemorrhoids are clusters of enlarged veins at or around the ouilci of the rectum. They may he Internal or external. Chronic constipation, a long-continued coui»h, childbirth, and muscular strair from work are examples of what will, tend to slow down the flow of blood through the hemorrhoiclal veins and favor their enlargmeiit. If untreated, the hemorrhoids become larger and la rtier and more symptoms develop. Painful ulcers and cracks may form which add to the discomfort. This answers the second question. The treatment of piles include avoidance of chronic constipation, or unnecessary muscular .sinun. Once hemorrhoids have developed, however, this is not enough to make the veins return to their natural state. Usually the best treatment is by surgery. The enlarged veins are cut out. This is. probably what is necessary for the correspondent's son; surgery does not guarantee that the veins will not onlnrge again, and therefore, a person who tan had the operation should ge,t advice »s to the probable onuse and take whntevrr steps nre rec- ommeadtd to lessen the chances of recurrence. Another question on the treatment of hemorrhoids comes from L., who says, "I am troubled with hemorrhoids, and have obtained relief by Injections. Now I am told that this is a bad practice which: may cover up symptoms of can-1 cer. Other doctors disagree with this. What is your opinion?" When symptoms of hemorrhoids are present, the possibility of can cer should be eliminated. If this is done there should be no reason for confusing the two. So far as Injections are concerned, opinions vary somewhat Injection treatment in the hands of those who are familiar with the method ahd for selected patients may be all right, though apparently in recent years, it has been losing in favor of surgery. RICH FOOD and late hours ire what make a lot of people thick and tired. —Wall Street Journal. A HAPLESS football team in the Middle West had Just fumbled away its eleventh consecutive game. The dejected coach was handed a penciled message read, "Cheer up, Coach! We have no team either." It was signed, "sister Bernadette, St. Ursula's Convent." — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. LITTLt LIZ • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Proper Play Catches King Bj OSWALD JACOBY Written for NKA Service The bidding of today's hand was aggressive but reasonable. North was quite willing to be in a slam contract as long as South coulc indicate that he had length and strength in both of the red suits. West opene' the king of spades, and declarer won at once with dummy's ace, discarding a low club from his hand. He cashed the By ERSKINK JOHNSON NEA Stall Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively yours: Liberace's candles may not bo lighting up the box office for his first movie, "Sincerely Yours"—U looks like the year's biggest flop—but he's predicting the film will yet "catch on." "I haven't lost confidence In the picture and when it finally blossoms out," Mr, Smiles Is smiling, "it will explode." But in Muncie. Ind.. one theater manager found business so poor he pleaded with moviegoers in an advertisement. "We will refund your money if you come and tell us in all honesty that you haven't enjoyed "Sincerely Yours" as much as any movie you've seen in months." Liberace, no doubt, will have more to say on the subject when he guests on Person To Person Jan. 6 There'll be another Hollywood feud when Hedy Lamarr hears Zsa Zsft Gabor's explanation ol why Hedy nixed a role in "The Death of A Scoundrel." Says Zsa Zsa, who will love it up with ex-hubby George Sanders in the film: "Hedy would be afraic to work in the same picture with me." Wowzsa! The Movie Industry won its three- year battle against Uncle Sam's charges of conspiracy to withhold films from TV and restrict the distribution of 16-mm product. But the victory Is an eyebrow-lifter now that one of the defendnni companies, RKO, Just sold 600 n Its old movies to television for $12,000,000 . Terry Moore signed up for another year at Fox but Dale Robertson and the same studio called It day. It was a pre-Christmas pi Dale's been waltlnjr for. He's either been on suspension at the studio, or on loan-outs, for the last two yean. "The Man With The Golden Arm." Hollywood's first movie about a dope addict, will be released, like "The Moon Is Blue," without a Production Code Seal of Approval, Reports that the code would be changed as regards the subject of narcoMcs. probably will shelve two other films being planned. "H Is For Heroin" and "Hatful of Rain." The Witnet: Hollywood hears that Jackie Gleason offered Marilyn Monroe $5000 just to appear on his show—$4000 to inhale and $1000 to exhale. June Allyson and Jimmy Stewart were the biff favorites, but the late James Dean and Jennifer Jones, as you know by now, won "The Best Performance" award in the first annual Audience Awards. It takes more than sweater-filling to land a movie contract these days. Janet Lake. 19-year-old daughter of a Phoenixvtlle, Pa., tire factory worker, was Just signed clear that West could hold only two hearts at most. South therefore began the hearts by leading a low card from his hand towards the dummy. When West played the deuce of hearts without a flicker, South quite properly decided that West had not started with the king-deuce of hearts. Having .thus loaded the king of hearts, South finessed dummy's five of hearts, and East was obliged to win with the jack. East returned a spade, and South ruffed in his own hand. H« got to dummy by ruffing his last club with dummy's last trump and then led the queen of hearts through East. It didn't matter whether or n/; East covered with the king. The defenders could win no further tricks, Tor the queen of hearts picked up the ten at the same ;ime. by MGM. She arrived in Hollywood, says the studio, "Capable o( flying a plane, assembling a car, doing social or secretarial work, modeling and being an amateur psychologist." No one mentioned It, but apparently the lady can act too. Hear It Now: Dean Martin and his estranged wife may reconcile in time t'or the holidays . . . Remember Alpxandei' Knox, who starred in Darryl Zanuck's "Wilson?" He's starring in a new British movie, "Reach For the Sky." And remember Chili Williams, Hollywood's Polka dot Girl? She's hostesses on a late, late, late movie show on a Las Vegas TV station . . . Dick Haymes is forgetting Rita Hayworth on dates with another Rita—TV actress Rita Lynn . . . Eddie Cantor is okay following major surgery . . . Judy Garland and CBS-TV are talking about a three- year contract for two spectacular* a year. When Bob Hope's nine-year-old son, Kelly, finished his first scene, making his acting debut in Bob's "That Certain Feeling," he told his dad he thought he should have a bigger salary. "Who told you to say that?" asked Hope, suspiciously. "Bing Crosby," replied young Kelly. 75 Years Ago In Biytheviiie Members of the Y. M. B. club and four guest* had a Christmas party at the home of Mrs. John Burnett. Guests were Mrs. Ray Mann, Mrs. James Nebhut. Mrs. Clint Caldwell Jr., and Miss Patricia Wood. Another in a series of parties complimenting Miss Sara Jo Little, bride elect of. Kavanaugh Francii, was given by Miss Mary Spain Ui- rey and Miss Mildred Moore at the Usrey home laat night.. Prizes were awarded Miss Jane McAdams, A> bert Taylor and Mrs. Farris McCalla. Cecil Branson ha* arrived from Greencastle, Ind. where he attends Depaux University, to spend tha holidays with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. U. S. Branson. Juvenile Division WAKEFIELD, Mich. (^—Michigan state police, campaigning to recruit 200 new troopers, got this application: "My name is Randy Seppala, 7 years old, of Mass, Mich. I want to join the Michigan state police." Police said Randy's application will be considered—in 1968. Capital Report HOUSTON, Tex. Wl —''Mrs. Betty Buckner, a Silsbee telephone operator, reported giving a customer the number of a cab company — CA 7-6329. "How," said the customer after pause, "do you make a capital 7?" STENCILED signs around the public school warehouse: "No Parking At Enytime." Interfere with book larnin? — Dallas Morn- I trig News? NOW that women control 80 per cent of the wealth and 51 per cent of the vote, a movement for men's rights Is in order.—Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. A MAN owes it to himself to be successful. Once successful, he owes it to the bureau of internal revenue. — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. NORTH 22 AAJ964 VQ7S » KQ93 + A EAST *732 VKJ4 «87S 48942 WESt 4KQ1085 ¥102 * 8 4KJ1095 . SOUTH (D) A None VA9883 • AJ1042 South IV 2* 4» Piss Both Sides vul. West North East 1 * Double Pass 3 * 4 * Pass Pass e» Pats Pass Opening lead—* K Man and Boy ACROSS 57 Low sand hill 1 Cooper 58 Abstract being 5 Lewis 59 Heavv blow 8 Sandburg DOWN 12Iroquoian I King III Indian 3 Gets up 13 Exist 3 Those who 14 Range irritate 15 Lubricants 4 Affirmative Answer to Previous * 1 S E O £ CJ U A 1 D $ A S U. 1 t A L *. r? 1 E *? $ N\ t 1= £? A R E 'A" t» -7 E — T A R P I a & E 1 ^ SJ E R A & R A T R O & O F* E N 1 U S J f7 \f f- W T t> A #, A y E 5 P A 9 T S M T « '£' 1 1. f= JZZlA PJE A R. I C. rTel p -> KM ^TrT 4|E & E 5. R. 16 Separate _ column nPause 18 Royal Society of Edinburgh reply 5 Claw 6 Expunge 7 Hinder 8 Vehicle 9 Mountain spurs 10 Live 11 Newest Every train has two ends, and the dintf is always at Iht orhei end.. «"'•' dummy's »ce of clubs. Declarer next drew three rounds of trumps, ending in the South hand, after which it was clearly time to do something about the hearts. In the absence of bidding by the opponents. South tvould ordln-j •rily develop the hearts by c»sh-| Ing the ace and then leading towards the queen, Th« success of the slam would 'hen depend on finding thr king of hearta In the West hand. In this caae, however, South knew that West held at least 10 cards .In the black suits. Since West hud already followed suit to ona >oun« el diamonds, U wi> 19 Medicinal portions 21 Bind , 22 German (ab.) 19 Twists 23 Sluggish 20 Alien 24 Editors (ab.) 25 Wonns 27 Set anew 29 Pigpen 31 Light touch 32 Pedal digit 33 Social insect 34 Apostle 37 Chairman's instrument 41 Assam silkworm 42 Succinct 46 Before 47 Air raid precaution! (ab.) 48 Western cattle 49Re«m< <«b.) 50 Tardy 52 George 53 Leave out 54 Famous English school 55 Golfer's term J8 Climbing plant 24 Italian city 28 Feminine appellation 30 Biblical pronoun 31 Father 34 Rang 35 Printing mistakes 36 Indiana county 38 Bedbugs 39 Type of (ur 40 Masculine appellation 43 Russian storehouse 44 Fortification 45 Soothsayers 51 Compass point 53 Egg (comb, form)

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