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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 24, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 24, 1956 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH» OOURIBB NEW* OO H W RAINES, Publlshtr HARST A HA1NES, Assistunt Publisher PAUL D HUMAN. Adrertlilng M»n»ger . Sole National Advertising R*pr«»eii»*tiT«i: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chlc»so. Detroit. AtlnnU, Memphia __ ' Entered u second class matur at the post- office at Blytherllle, Arkknsst. under act of Congress. October «, 1917 Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service ii maintained 30c per »eek By mail, within a radius o! SO miles. »«.50 per year S3 50 (or sli months, 11.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 11560 per ye»r payable in advance. The newspaper is not responsible for monej paid In advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And she said to the kinj. It «s a tru. report which I httrd in mine own land of thine acts, »nd of thy wisdom.—II Chron. 9:5: * * * Providence has at all times been my only dependence, for all other resourses seem to have failed us.—George Washington. BARBS Folks now are planning on vacations, to get away from worries - which they'll come back to because of the money they've spent. * * * The modern young man doesn't leave footprint* on the suds of time. Just tire tracks. :'••'.•••• * * * According to a doctor, the average person IB ill eight days a year. That leaves 357 days to gab about it. * * * Catching on to thlngi leads to succrai. The failure let* go. * * * . When a photographer charges $50 a doten for pictures, how can he expect you to look pleasant? TV and Our Lives To Americans in 1956, it seems hard to believe that television as a major force in their lives.really dates only from 1949. In that short span of seven years, it has become one of the most powerful factors in our society, affecting business, politics, the family, social habits, the entire entertainment world. A comprehensive study by Business Week magazine brings forth some startling facts as to the extent of TV's impact in our homes.. '• In 1955, in homes with television seta, which means three fourths of all American families, more total time was spent watching TV than in any other activity save sleeping. And according to a marketing research organization, A. C. Neilsen Co., that statement includes the business of making a living. Also in 1955, the American people spent some 3.3 billion dollars for new TV sets or for repairs and service on old ones. That isn't too far from the four billion dollars it is estimated we put out for newspapers, magazines, movies, stage show and similar live attractions and all spectator sports—^combined. Business Week says the evidence shows TV watching is becoming steadily more ingrained as the country's strongest social habit. It isn't true that people generally turn away from it after the novelty of having a set has worn off. A variety of special surveys shows that most people with sets spend most of their free time watching TV. The ger they have a set, the more they use it. And in 1955, each individual, viewer averaged about an hour and a half more of watching per week than he did in 1954. It's been found that 19 out of every 20 TV sets are on more than four hours every weekday evening. Though a robust total of four million more families have sets now than in 1954, a whopping seven million more sets are tuned in every night. And most individuals watch nearly 16 hours of TV a week. Some in the field believe the curve of viewing time will go up even faster when color telecasting becomes more common. Where will it all end? If flat, well-screen TV comes along as promised, TV sets may one day hang like pictures in every room in the house. We already have radios and phonographs in automobiles. If somebody can just figure out how to control a car electronically so the "driver" can look away from the road, TV will corne along on the highways, too. If the viewing time keeps on mounts ing dizzily, the man of the house, borrowing a standard remark from the program sponsor, may occasionally rise from his M»t, snap off the set, and say: "And now • brief moment for my employer." Indeed, we may soon need two vacations annually: one from the office and the other from the big one-eyed box that, more and more, stares at us wherever we are. Switch in NATO Command It is sad news for NATO and the free world that Gen. Alfred M. Guenther is retiring later this year as NATO commander. He is conceded to be a brillant leader, eminently qualified for his delicate and vital post, one of the most commendable officers the United States has ever projected onto the world scene. But the bad news is tempered with good. Grunther's replacement will be Gen. Lauris Norstad, NATO's air chief. Only 49, his brilliance conies close to equaling Gruenther's. His selction is the logical one, and seems to be popular not only here but with our allies in Western Europe. VIEWS OF OTHERS Supply and Demand The recent activity of scientists In importing a beetle from India to put the bite on American insects of Florida, reminds us once again that it is often dangerous to upset the balance of Nature in so doing, man frequently finds the cure worse than the ailment, like bringing starlings to this country U> chase away English sparrows, and introducing into France, disastrously, too, a rabbit disease which almost wiped out the entire French rabbit population. • Concerning the Florida experiment, we are told that a. lady beetle from India known scientifically as Chiomenes. has a voracious appetite for numerous peste that attack Florida's fruits and vegetables and also Is very fond of cotton aphids. A single lady beetle studied in an Indian laboratory, according to the report, devoured 16,321 aphids In six weeks. Apparently no unfortunate aspects of the presence of thousands of these lady beetles buzzing or whatever they do around the orange groves have been noted to date in Florida, but it stands to reason that any creature that will multiply aa rapidly as these beetles can become a problem In Itself In a matter of a short time. Next problem: what to do about the lady beetles?—Rocky Mount (NC.) Telegram. It's Hitting Home People of most of the South are watching Japanese textile goods flooding into the United States with increasing alarm. Just as people watched the progress of Sherman's March through Georgia, and the boll weevils' march from Mexico, through Texas and into the Southland, so now we watch the march of Japanese textiles, Into America's economic picture. We watch with aJarm because cheaper Japanese goods are already threatening one of the South'5 basic Industries; knocking at our own doors, hitting 115 where it hurts most, right here at home. Seems we have lost our friends In Washington. Administration is openly hostile to requests for quotas. Congress is unimpressed. The Senate omitted cotton-goods quotas from ita farm bill. Seems that tariff help is not being proposed because it is felt that with her low wage costs (13c hourly t« B y.S. rate of $1.32i, japan could Jump almost any barrier, that and getting cotton cheaper than U. S. manufacturers. Something has to be done. But what? And when?—Rock Hill tS. C.) Herald. More New Churches It is n matter of .satisfaction to consider news that this year will probably experience the most church construction in U. S. history. Estimates are that $900 million of new houses of worship will rise this year, an increase of 18 per cent over last year's record-breaking $760 million. That 18 per cent compares with a 3 per cent increase forecast for nil private construction. Earlier In the year the Gallup Poll reported that church attendance in 1955 hit a new peak. About hall ot all American adults were in crmreh on Sunday. Fifteen years before, only one-third of adult Americans entered sanctuaries. In setting new production, income and related- records, the American has paid attention as well as 10 spiritual relations. It is significant that eyes which envision new smokestacks also envision new spires, both pointing in the same direction. —New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY The real target of comrade Khrushchev's "expose" is not the dead Stalin, but the neutralist nations of Southenst Asia, and our wavering allies in Wesern Europe. — Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-WiS). * * * I want Marlon Brando to come to Rome and bring me the Oscar. — Italian film actress Anna Magnanl, Oscar winner. * * * The public deserves to have insurance (gainst catastrophic Illness . . . the public deserves defense against a doctor who charges exorbitant lees. — Dr. Francis C. Wood, addressing the American Academy of General Practice, on medical payment plans. ¥ * * It It practically Impossible for n woman to have i chance to be considered (for vice president or president), yet the majority of voters In our country are women. -- Sen. Margaret Chase Smith (R-Mtj. "There Wasn't Much Meat on That' / FURTHER PRIMARIES NEA Service, Inc. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Ike Leaves Town and Its Playtime; HST Crony Pushing Champagne By DOUGLTS LARSEN T ndKENNETO O. GILMORE NEA Staff Correspondents WASHINGTON — (NEA) — It may be pure coincidence, but when the Boss, Ike, is out of town the party pace of administration officials doubles. While Ike was golfing and sign- Ing bills in Augusta, for example, you could have mustered a respectable cabinet meeting at any one of a half dozen parties for visiting Foreign Minister of Spain and Senora Martin de Artajo, Same lor a. raft of parties thrown to celebrate Pan-American Week. Only event to break • tile monotonous hilarity was the arrival of the Daughters of the American Revolution for their annual convention. An old pal of former President Harry Truman • has launched a drive to get Washinptons to drink more pink champagne. He's Milton Kronncim, the biggest liquor dealer In town and a behind- the-scenes political power. Kronheim's protege, by the way, is P. Joseph Donohuc, national campaign manager for Estes Kefauver. It's said Kronheim is j heavy contributor to the Kcfauver campaign. The pink champagne project was launched at a huge wine- tasting reception which saw untold gallons of the pink stuff consumed. They had n table full of chicken sandwiches, caviar and shrimp. At last report no one had seen any pink elephants. It's getting so that party crashers are welcome here. We know A hat check girl at the Sheraton- Carlton gave us a bum tip other evening and we walked Into the wrong party while trying to find Kronheim champagne. Man at the door shook hands as though we were the honored guests and steered us to the bar with a big smile. But Sens. John Butler (R-Md.) and Andrew Schoeppel (RrKan.) were drinking bourbon and that was the tip- off. They were sorry to see us go. Turned out to be a reception put on by the Committee of American Steamship Lines. "We'll be sure and send you an Invitation next year," they promised. One of these reporters, Just returned from a tour of radar bases in the A'-ctic, was astonished to discover that the standard cuisine for the workers up there compares favorably with the buffet fare along embassy row. Good food, they've found, is one way to help combat the lonely Arctic life. For example, at a typical lunch at a radar station mess rjall there's the choite of turkey, ham and roast beef. A green salad nd three vegetables is standard. Coffee, tea and cocoa are the drinks. And the dessert invariably consists of two types of Danish pastry, pie, cake, or fresh fruit. Big difference between the Arc,tic sites and embassy row, however, is no cocktails. Liquor is not allowed for the workers up north. As a result the region Is loaded with reformed alcoholics. Former Secretary of State Dean Acheson has been doing more these days than keeping up his private law practice. He's help ing Democratic congressmen cal the plays on the foreign policy issue. Other afternoon Acheson had a two-hour session with a dozen members of the House. He cov ered the whole range of problem spots that affect foreign policy. Acheson also pointed out U) the group that the secretary of state should keep close to the White House and be an intimate and personal adviser to the President Altemur Ktllc, Turkish press attache, threw a big party for a group of visiting notables from hts homeland the other afternoon One included Celal Ince, a singer they've tagged as the Turkish Perry Como. When Celal gallantly kissed the hand of a lady wearing gloves, he smacked his lips and said, "Tha kid has a far superior flavor to the goat you get in Turkey these days." Now it's going- to cost congress men money when their pictures appear in the paper. At least that goes for members of the Chowder and Marching So ciety. a social club founded by 15 younger Republican congressmen during the 81st Congress. At their last weekly luncheon Rep. Pat Hillings (R-Callf.) of fered a resolution that any mem ber whose paper appeared in the home town paper of another mem' ber would have to pay up S5.00. It all started when a photo o: Rep. Bill Ayres (R-Ohio) ran on the front page of Hillings' loca: newspaper recently. "They wanted to charge me $5.66," says Ayres. "but I claimed the motion couldn't be retro active." the Doctor Says - ' Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. A correspondent raises a most difficult subject in asking lor a dsicussion of muscle and tendon train, one of which he says is called myosltis and the other ten- dinitis. First, what are these conditions? Myosltis means inflammation of the muscle. The word is often used in the same sense as muscular rheumatism. Tendons, incidentally, are cords of tissue which do not have 'he power oi contraction as musy:s do, but which run from ft muscle end to the bone or other structure to which they are attached. There Is also another condition! known as tenosynovilis which is defined as inflammation of a tendon sheath or the thin membrane aurroundinfr a tendon. There are a number of other names which are often attached to pains in the muscles or related structures which cannot be blamed 01. any definite -form of neuritis or arthritis. Among such terms are myofascitls, fibrofascitis, myalgia.J panniculitis. periarthritis, and no doubt, others. Quite often it is difficult to separate one of these conditions from another and it is ollen hard to know what caused them. Sometimes the linger of blame can be placed squarely on some sudden o long continued strain or injury, sometimes on infection elsewhere in Ihe body such as abscessed teeth or Infected tonsils, and some- limes .on such circumstances as cMlling or exposure to a draft. The latter Is perhaps particularly common since many of us at one time or another have had a stiff neck or a stiff back because a cold breeze has blown on this region. More often than not. however, a sincle cause cannot lie identified InfccUonj «nd toxic conditions are common sources of trouble Muscular aching frequently follows a severe sore throat, influenza rheumatic fever, and similar general diseases. In long-lasting conditions ol these varieties several different types of treatment may have to be tried before relief can be obtained. Hot baths or other forms of heat, carefully chosen exercise, and sometimes massage may be ol benefit. Immobilization with splint or cast is occasionally helpful in localized disorders. Occasionally, the use of pain- killintr drugs may have to be considered. These must be taken with care, and milder ones such as aspirin are safer than strong ones. Liniments or ointments such as ihe old-fashioned mustard plaster will sometimes help, but should not be used too long as they may ccaling a serious condition. Most of us have had one or more attacks of one of these conditions and have recovered, thus the outlook for recovery is usually good. LITTLE LIZ Some girls ore half sold on the Idea of marriage as soon, os they find out a fellow !s well hxeled. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE South Defeats Timing Problem WHtte nfor NE.1 Serrlcr By OSWALD JACOB! West opened today's play with the kins of spades and then shifted to the five of clubs, after which South had a difficult prob thought, South cashed the top dia mond. and led the queen o spades. West took the ace of spade? and returned a trump (the besi WEST (D) *AKJ4 »QJ7 + Q10653 West Pass NORTH 24 * 1085 V AQJ53 » AK43 * K EAST 4972 VK109 « 109652 + 74 SOUTH AQ63 V 7642 « 8 + AJ982 North-South vul. North Cut South Double Pass 1 V ,1V Pass 4 » Pass Pass Opening lead— defense). South properly went up with the ace of trumps in dummy ruffed a spade, cashed the ace of clubs to discard dummy's last diamond, and led his last trump East could take the king of hearts btil the contract was safe. There's nothing spectacular In Ihis line of play, but It had the virtue of working. The trouble wilh mosl other ways of pbytni Ihe hand is that they don'l work. E rsfcme Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYOOD —(NEA)— Hollywood on TV: a feature movie based on the "Navy Log" telefilm series is a hush-hush project on Producer Sam Oallu's desk. Pull navy cooperation has been promised. Sid Caesar's «how movei to Saturday night nelt season with talk of Eleni ("Meet Millie") Verdugo replacinr Nanette f*r bray . . . • An advertising »tency war on the long list of credit* »t the end of every show Is an abou' tlm enote. It's reached the poii where I've even been expecting ' read "Headache tablets by . . .' Television's finally getting around to using the TV business as a background. In Jack Carson': new telefilm series for NBC "Johnny On the Spot," he play: a TV newscaster and Marie ind sor plays the head of the net work's censorship department The writer is Milt Josephsberg once Jack Benny's head laugh man. Now It can be told; Before resigning for 26 more "Medic' shows, Richard Boone threatenec a walk-out unless there was a healthy raise In the loot and a chance to direct some of them. He won both arguments on thi strength of a $150,000 offer to hos a. half-hour show for a clgare sponsor. Eobert Young and I lived It up with our daughters on Falher'- Night at the USC Delta Gammi sorority house. The "Fathe Knows Best" star was picked by the gals as one of their most col legiate looking pops, to which he sheepishly confessed: "I guess I'm the only dad here who didn't go to college." Ever winder about the dialog o the cast while watching a delayed broadcast of a big TV show? Other night I sat with Milton Berle Esther Williams. Harry James Arnold Slang, the crew and the chorus guys and dolls in front o a TV set in San Diego's Coronado Hotel. The Berle show was live to the east from the aircraft carrier USS Hancock at five p.m. then delayed until eight via kine scope for the west coast. Soiie if the chatter: Victor Young, musical director after making an offstage catch o Berle's admiral hat: "I hope a Yankee scout caught the show." BERLE: "Can't we turn the vdl ume up?" ARNOLD STANG. before his first appearance: "Let's get another channel." A CHORUS DOLL, about a sail or wandering around in the back ground: "Who's that? He's cute.' BERLE: "Can't we turn the volume up?" HARRY JAMES, after Elvis Presley's singing: "I'm going to buy all his records — and break 'em." STANG: "I want my monei back." ESTHER WILLIAMS: "Oh, mj BERLE: -"Cant we turn th( volume up?" CHORUS BOY, spotting Him self: "At least my mother wil know I'm well." BERLE: "Can't we turn the volume up?" Someone finally turned the volume up. Selected Shorts: It's a good bei D.anny Thomas will open next sea son's "Make Room For Daddy." shows as a widower. No final decision, though, since Jean Hagen For example, try cashing the top diamonds and then giving up a spade at once instead of ruff ing a diamond first. West returns a trump. Whether you now ii nesse or put up the ace of trumps the defenders can defeat the con tract if they are on their toes bowed out. Andy Devine, once t "This Is Your Life" subject, is still kidding Ralph Edwards: "How much will it cost me to destroy all the material you dug up about me but didn't dare use?" Refuse Feud Cue In Feud Story By BOB THOMAS HOLLYOOD (fl — It sounded like a great feud story, and there's nothing that sells better than feud stories. Unless maybe it's cheesecake. Kirk Douglas and Burt Lancaster were making a shoot-'em-up western called "Gunfight at OK Corral," and If that didn't have the makings of a feud, nothing did. Here were two rugged men, both with strong opinions and highly ambitious. It was a natural. So I dropped out to the set to watch th8 fireworks. Mustache and Grin Douglas, wearing a mustache and genial grin, was the first to greet me. "This guy Lancaster Is really t tough customer to work with, ain't he?" I suggested slyly. "Burt is the most wonderful actor I have ever come in contact with," Douglas replied. "He's the hardest working guy, too. And helpful? He's »lways trying to make you comfortable." . All right, be a sorehead." I snapped. Lancaster was in the scene. when he emerged. I insinuated myl self into his confidence. "How about that Douglas— a. real ham. huh?" I smirked. "He's a dream to work with," Lancaster contradicted. "Conscientious, bright and loaded with talent." "Yeah, I know. Now tell me what you really think about him." It was no use. Neither, of them would budger from his high praise of the other. Some days you just can't make a buck. Top Billing What about blllir*? Lancaster'! name goes on top, but Douglas' is printed in the same size type. Dongas didn't seem to care. Both are successful producers. Lancaster, who got into the field first, has had fabulous success ("Marty," etc.). He was reading with proprietary interest a trade paper story that reported he would be spending 31 million dollars on his next 15 films. Douglas is a new-comer to production but has scored financial success with his first effort, "The Indian Fighter," and soon starts. another. "Spring Reunion," with Betty Button and Dana Andews. 75 Yeart Ago In Bobby Kirshner, son of Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Kirshner, is able to be out after having been 111 of measles for ten days. Mary Sue Berryman was elected president of the J. O. Q. club yesterday afternoon at a meeting at her home. Members o fthe Tuesday Contract Club and three guests were entertained with a party at the home of Mrs. James V. Gates, Tuesday afternoon. Playing with the club wera Mrs. James Hill Jr.. Mrs. E. F. Blomeyer and Mrs. W. S. Johnston. On the Air Waves Answer to Previous Puiile ACROSS 1 Actress, Rosemary 6 She is heard on the 11 Ransom 13 Impede H Interstice 15 Dinner course 16 Affirmative vote 17 Ant 19 Abstract beingis stag 3 Form a notion 4 Recent (comb, form) 5 Belgian community 6 Lease 7 Pewter coin ol Thailand 8 Challengers 9 Feminine appellation 10 Poems 12 Short note 20 Greek letter 22 Lubricant 23 Priority (prclix) 24 Before 26 Transactions 28 Oriental pori*y 30 Narrow inlet 31 Devotee 32 Crafty 33 Compound ether 35 \Veisht of India 37 Ontario (ab.) 38 Male sheep 40 Unit of reluctance 42 Craft 43 Deadly 45 Exclamation 47 Talking bird ; 4!) Lower in rank 51 "Lily maid of Astolat" 52 Expungcr 53 Station 54 Equals DOWN t Implore 2 Cattail of India ferers 18 Middle 21 Illustrator 23 She is a 25 Direction 27 Is sick 23 Repeat 33 Ensnare 34 Rodent 36 Rest 37 Papal cape dramatic role 39 Created 41 Tardier 42 Mimicked 43 Holy water receptacle 44 Sweet secretion 46 Possessive pronoun 48 River (Sp.) 50 Miss West 2F » 12.

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