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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILI.K (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 24, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWI ra« ooutura nww« oo. H. W. KAINM. PubUrter •ARRT A HAINM. Miter, Aulatant PvbUtbtT PAUL P. HUMAH, AdiertUing U»n»g*r Sole National Adrertising Represent»ti»ei: ' Wallace Witmw Co., New Tork. Chicago. Detroit, Atlintt, Uemphfc. entered tt wcond class matter at Hit poet- etfica tt BlftheTllle, Arkansaa. under art of Con- greu. October ». 1117. Member ol The Assocl»t«d Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in th« city ol Btyheville or »nj suburban town where carrier sendee fe maintained, 2Sc per week. Bj mail, within > radius of 60 miles, W.50 per je»r M50 (or six months, »2.00 (or three monthta; by msil outside 50 mile sone, 113.50 per jear payable In adrance. MEDITATIONS Te have not yet resisted unto blood, striving against sin. — Hebrews 12:4. * * » He is no man on whom perfections wait, That, knowing sin within, will touch the gat«. — Shakespeare. BARBS From earliest times people have gathered around any big fire. And after the fire, the fire sale. • • * * * With some people, doing right would be much more popular if it were wrong. * * * A five-pound cannon ball was found on > golf course In the South. Do you »uppo«e someone putt H there? * * * Something finally is being done about som« slums these days, probably because the average slum house is no place like home. * * * When w» '*>lnk of SanU having onlr Jack Fr«t ai a pal, aren't we forgetting Tom and Jertr? Dramatics in the U.N. Seldom in its short life has the United Nations experienced so dramatic a change as occurred when, by a single stroke, the General Assembly admitted 16 new members to raise its family total to 76. Not since 1950 had the U.N. opened its doors to any new member. Admission of many countrieB was long- overdue. Only the characteristic stubborness of the Soviet Union had barred their way. Indeed, a little more than 24 hours, before the 16 new-comers were accepted, Russia had slammed the door 13 times against proposed initiates. The net effect was to block the entry of four others already tentatively approved. Russia's action was in retaliation for Nationalist China's veto of membership for Outer Mongolia, a Soviet puppet state carved out on the northern fringe of mainland China. In the sense that the U.N. ia now a more complete world organization, the addition of 16 members represents an advance. It does not, however, modify U.N. weaknesses inherent in its charter, nor alter the fact of big power control in the agency. Some feel the Russians switched on the admissions issue because they feared their mass veto of 13 countries might not square well with the image of themselves as reasonable and peace-promoting—which they push in many areas. Others think the Kremlin engineered the whole affair as a device or claiming credit as the decisive factor in letting the bars down. In any event, they executed on overnight reversal that allowed entry of four Soviet satellites — Albania, Bulgaria, Hun-gary and Romania—and 12 other countries—Jordan, Eire, Portugal. Italy, Austria, Finland, Ceylon, Nepal, Libya, Cambodia, Laos and Spain. Excluded were two countries contained in the original "package" deal—Japan and Outer "Mongolia. In the end, the Russians made it an eye for an eye, instead of 13 eyes for one. It is most regrettable that Japan, a nation of paramount importance in Asia and the world, with 88 million people crowding its Pacific isles, should have been the principal victim of East-West strategic maneuvering within the U.N. Japan's friends in the West can only hope that it will be properly admitted in the not distant future, under altered circumstances. The foreign afairs experts may »rgn« for a good while over how much blam* will finally attach to Chiang Kai-shek for the veto that dumped the original 18• nation package. There ia some opinion th*t thii move will hurt Nationalist China's chances of holding its U.N. «eat much longer. There it also more than a little feel- ing that for all its high-handedness the Soviet Union in the end came off better than the United States. Some observers say we never took a clear initiative, that •we shifted our ground frequently, that our very great influence was never wisely brought to bear. Whatever the proper verdict on these matters, it is beyond dispute that a U.N. 16 nations stronger is markedly closer to one of its goals—that of being a truly universal organization representative of all peoples. VIEWS OF OTHERS Goldfish Not On The List We were reading a report (rom the National Georgraphic Society about the noises that (ish make. It made us think about our goldfish, which we do not often do. It has never paid any particular attention to us, nor we to it. But thinking on it. we decided the goldfish has its virtues. Besides unobtrusiveness, it requires little room and even less board. Presumably it is loyal. And It offers a kind of companionship, maybe not as much as & cigarette, but still it Is there. Anyway, National Geographic says home fish make perfectly startling noises. Some cackle. Others yowl, wheee, honk, bark, groan or snore, "and occasionally sound like coal sliding down a chute or heavy chains being dragged over a wooden door. Some of the more loquacious fish listed were shrimp, which sound like (at frying; groupers, which boom; croakers, which croak, we suppose, and toadfish, which growl like a subdued steamboat whistle. • No mention was made of goldfish, and oun can stay for the time being. But we have clipped the adhesive from one of the bandaids that stay on under water, and the first mumbling word the goldfish says, we'll have a thing to do. Charlotte (N.Oj News. Like Inventor, Like Machine A noted scientist has predicted that In luturi years, "brainy" machines will even give way to Irrational emotions at times —much like humans do In a nervous breakdown. This is new? We may be wrong, but it seems like they are already here. Take, for instance, the pouting pop machine which gives you nothing for your nickel and the cigarette machine which tossw only a pick of book matches for your thirty cents. It works both ways, too, showing that the machine's temperament is just like humans. You might've been on« of the lucky souls who was showered with more bottles of pop than you could pick out of » happy-feeling machine. Or who got a pack of cigarettes plus a quarter back when the tobacco vender was in an extra- gleeful mood. No, machiens like unto people aren't new. But it's understandable — look who nurtured them. — LaGrange (Ga.) News. Down, Boy! While respectful of the fact that one Mr. Louis H. Herti is Identified as a "hobby expert" and the author of 12 books on the subject of model railroading, we nonetheless find ourselves In disagreement with him. "Few people," says Mi. Hertz, "realize that model railroading has grown up. In fact, nearly half of the toy trains and equipment sold over the Christmas counters this year will be for adult hobbyists' layouts." It would be more accurate, we submit, to say that this half will go to adults who admit they are buying the trains for tnemsleves. The other half will go to fathers who say they are making the purchase for their sons but who. on Christmas day, will make like Casey Jones while said sons If they are old enough lo know what an electric train is—try vainly to get close to "their" present. It Is an old American custom, and no Christmas would be complete without its faithful observance In thousands of homes.—Nashville Tennessean. SO THEY SAY We organized (The Fat Men's Frat) because we knew we would be razzed about feeling fat individually so we thought we might as well be razzed as a group.— Don Turner, president of the "stylish stout" fraternity at the University of of Dayton. * * * It is not easy to say that this or that marriage broke down because of some such thing us drink or mismanagement of money. If there Is a common factor, it is the emotional instability of one or both ot the partners. — Dr. Kathleen Davis, a Brooklyn, N.Y., psychologist. » * ¥ The plan of aerial Inspection for peace is designed primarily to provide against great surprise attack ... If we succeed In snacKing surprise attack we may «et it seal against wnr itMlt.— Henry Cabot Lodge, U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Yoy were attempting to do two important jobs and you couldn't do Justice to either.— Judge Tom Bergin fine* « Minneapolis youth 1100 (or causing an auto accident while trying to k)s* his girl friend. It will be tough. We think we can m«ke It.— Defense Secretary Wilson on keeping defense spending at present, level In next fiscal year. * # ¥ It wouldn't b« honest to bring th«m money, »o we bring them a Mken of appreciation.— Angelo Inciso, Chicago union officials who befrlrrided him. Small Talk Peter tdson't Washington Column — There Are Many Issues Involved In Virginias Segregation Vote By PETER EDSOM NEA Washington correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— There is one overriding but invisible Issue in Virginia's current fight to get »around .the U.S. Supreme Court's decision outlawing segregated public schools. It is whether a state can tackle this highly emotional issue and bring down the right answer by democratic process. Of Virginia's 3,300.000 population (1B50 census) 2,000.000 are of voting ored. In the 1952 election, only 862,000 votes were cast—-350,000 for Eusen hower, 270,000 for Stevenson. The Virginia presidential vote! was therefore around 31 per cen 1 of the population of voting age ' This compares with a national average of 62 per 1 cent, Virginia's special election Jan. 9 —to decide on the calling of a constitutional convention to change one section on public schools — is expected to draw about the same vote as in 1952. The vote could be a little bigger, due to normal population growth in the last five years. The catch is the state poll tax of Sl-50 a year. There has been some campaign- ; ing to get nonregistered people nfj voting age to pay up three years'! back taxes so as to qualify for the j Jan. 9 election. But the results are, uncertain. j Virginia has 9fi counties. In 31; counties In the northern, western • and southwestern sections of the j state, the colored population is less I than 10 per cent of the total. The amisegregation cause has the best chance in this area. At the other extreme, 24 of the eastern and southeastern counties have a colored population greater than 50 per cent of the total, running up to 80 per cent In one. This is where the white segregationist strength is greatest. Virginia school statistics provide a good background for understanding the issue. They shape up like this: 1954-55 White Primary . . . Schools 1362; Teachers 11.973; Pupils 402,199. 1954-55 Colored Prl mary . .. . Schools 886; Teachers 6807; Pupils 138.338. 1954-55 White High . . . Schools 308; Teachers 3R34; Pupils 143,046. 1954-55 Colored High . . . Schools 120; Teachers 1842; pupils 40.892. 1954-55 Private Primary .. . . Schools 6G; Teachers nncf Pupils no data available. 195455 Private Secondary . . . Schools 56; Teachers and Pupils no data available. These figures show that there aren't existing private schools to take care of any large transfer of pupils to segregated schools, under the Gray Report plan. Virginia's school budget figures are not kept—or not made public, at any rate—in such form as to make possible an easy comparison of all costs Ear white and colored schools. The total school budget for 1954 55 was, 183 million dollars, in rot 1 " numbers. This was made up of * million dollars for salaries am expenses, 51 million dollars fo- Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKIN'E JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA>— Exclusively Yours: The faces of audiences interfere with Imogene Coca's inhibitions! Seeing faces is rule No. I in. the guide book titled, "How to Be A Successful Night Club Entertainer." But not with Imogene, who has been asking for brighter spotlights on her cross-country nightclub tour. "When I'm blinded by * spotlight on stage," she told me at tli Ball Room here, "1 have no inhibitions. I'm In a - different world, don't like to see faces In the audience—they bring me back to reality. 1 * The late AI Jolson was just the opposite. "Turn up the house lights," he'd always say. "I can't sing unless I see faces. does something bad to her. "You can't train people to come over on the screen. It's a, quality you're born with. It isn't all acting. It's acting plus personality." A decade ago Bogie's face was an inspiration to Jack Warner. Signing him up.,to another seven- year contract, Warner quipped: "Fourteen years can't damage a face like Bogart's." capital outlay for new schools and buses, and nine million dollars for interest on the school debt. The total averages a little over $250 per pupil per year, for both white and colored schools. The only segregated financial j figures which the state board of education gives out are on teachers' salaries. The median white teacher gets $103 per pupil per year in the primary schools and S182 in the high schools. The corresponding figures in colored schools are $100 and 7162. There is a strong tax angle to this school issue, the system of transfer from public to private schools, and how many pupils would have to be given tuition grants In the segregated schools, can't be estimated in advance. There is some fear that the dual school system would cost taxpayers a lot more money, while providing them with worse schools than they have now. The segregation vs. integration issue has given many Virginians with a gripe against its public school system a new cause lor complaint. The state's public schools have been ranked as low as 41st, nationally, though there has been much Improvement since the war years. Introducing more private schools Is not considered a help to public schools. Religious as well as racial prejudice enters the issue. Baptist and Methodist papers have condemned the private school plan. Some groups fear It would foster parochial schools, although non-sectarian schools are specified. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service I am sometimes "worried" that there will be readers of this col-j umn who have active imaginations; and worrying dispositions and will: think they have every disease dis-, cussed. If there are any such amons today's readers. I should like to urge them to refrain from looking at such discussions in the future! A great many people can learn about their bodies and the diseases which might Interfere with health without being bothered. But there 'are always some whose ini.iRinn- tlons are so keen that they begin to think they have the pains and aches or other symptoms of anything they hear about. I A [ew — like medical students — have to keep on in spite ot any disadvantages, but I do not think going into a tizzy of fear and worry there is the slightest use for others just because they have read of something new. . Another thing which should be even though people can get a great many diseases they never do. The chances are that the average person will encounter only a fpw really serious conditions in an entire lifetime and will recover Irom these. ) A constant fear that one might] catch plague, cholera, yellow lev-, er, tuberculosis, or whatnot, is far' worse than the actual danger 10 which we «re exposed. Those who are constantly anx lous are worse off than those who use reasonable precautions and then take their chances without always anticipating the worst. The worrier usually becomes what Is Known a» » "neurotic," frequently shopping around from place lo place asking for an ex planatlon (or something which may exist In the mind rather than the body. Avoidance of unnecessary risk by careless exposure to disease or Injury Is desirable. Also, It Is good sense to recognize serlpus symptom early to that U>* dl»»» re- sponsible can get prompt treatment. But the person who is in a constant sweat of anxiety would be better off to read and think about less disturbing subjects. Anne Baxter's revealing gowns in "The Come On" may have the film being called "The Come Off." . . . Jack Webb's ex, Julie London, nixed a night-club tour following the click of "Cry Me a River." She won't budge, she says, from home and the kiddies . . . Lillian Agar's Beverly Hills dress shop boasts the most expensive -tock clerk in town Son John Algar helps out with the heavy chores when he isn't emoting. This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Bachelor pals of Marsh Thompson, on location In Africa, are howling over his Christmas "gift" certificates. They entitle bearer to "one bride," which can be picked up In Africa. The Witnet: Grace Downs after seeing a poor movie: "I left In the muddle." Not In The Script: "You'd be surprised." says Hollywood agent, "at the names of movie guys and • dolls .accepting $500 for one TV acting performance "these days. A couple of years ago they were In the $1500-a-week salary bracket." Milton Berle. recovered from his Illness,, called in the big guns, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis as his guests in an attempt to beat Phil Silvers in the rating league . . . Talks are on tor Gary Crosby to star in a nonwarbling role on TV's Climax ... A current movie exhibitors' trade paper devotes four pages not to movie selling: but to what seems to be an always burning problem: "How to Pop Better Popcorn." Maurice Chevalier's click on TV was money In the bank fof Paramount. He's flue for a movie there In '58. At least one old face, Humphrey Bogart, isn't worried about Hollywood's big search for new faces. There's,, still plenty of time for old faces* to pan movietown gold, says Bogie, because: "It takes 10 years .of saturation to be a star. Hollywood was yell- Ing for new faces 15 years ago. But the camera is a funny thing. Julie Harris is one of the country's best actresses. But the camera 75 Ytan Ago In Blytheville Sham Santa ReddensFaces In Hollywood By JAMES BACON HOLLYWOOD l.fl — Hollywood's face is as red as Santa's suit today. That fellow behind the whiskers last night in the lobby ol the Four Star Theater wasn't really Santa Claus. It, was this hefty reporter who fits Santa's suit without the help of pillows. The occasion was the premiere of "I'll Cry Tomorrow." the story of singer Lillian Both and her battle with the bottle. It was a glittering premiere with most of the big stars in attendance. Quoth Join, "I'm Ready" None suspected that Santa wai something more than a prop for photographers. Else, George Jessel wouldn't have whispered In Santa's ear: "I want Darryl Zanuck fired so I can get his job." Jessel is a former Zanuck producer and probably will remain so. And Joan Bennett, who told Santa: "I'm ready for anything that Santa can give me." Starlet Judl Jordan, a real doll, was the only one who said she wanted a doll for Christmas. "Preferably 6 feet 2 with blue eyes." she added. Tatna Elg. the Finnish ballerina under contract to ,MQM, said she wanted a baby boy. Tried FHAT Bobby sox idol Russ Tamblyn and his pretty, blonde fiancee, model Venetla Stevenson, want t house. They're getting married In February. Dana Andrews wants a Mercedes-Benz, the model that retalli for around $13.000. Debbie Reynolds clutched Eddi» Fisher's hand and said: "You've already delivered my present, Santa." The two recently were wed. Miss Roth say- she wants in Academy Award for Susan Hayward, who portrays her in the picture, and producer Arthur Freed said he wanted "ft hit." Liberace. dressed almost AS flashily as Santa, with red bow tie, a ruffled red polka dot evening shirt and red velvet evening slippers, said. "I'm the fellow who has everything. All I ask for la lots of happiness." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Christmas Gift Costs Hothing By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NriA Service "You're very nice fellows," remarked Generous George , "and it's Christmas Eve. Therefore I'll give you a trick that you don' i-eally deserve." The hand was played exactly a year ago, but the defenders still remember the hand, since George's generosity cost him nothing, as usual. South won the first trick with the ace of spades, carefully discarding :i diamond from the dummy. He then cashed the ace and king of trlubs, entering dummy with a spade ruff in order to discard a dia inond on the queen of clubs. It wa at this polrt that George made M:: LITTLE LIZ The toughest thing for o kid lo wear out is o coke of soap. little speech, since he saw that it was vital to give the opponents a trick they didn't expect. George led the last club from the dummy, discarding the remaining diamond from his hand. This wasn't actually a gift. The opponents got a club, to be sure, but this merely in exchange for a diamond that they would have| won otherwise. The defenders were now helpless ; last could get his ace of hearts, but South was sure to make the rest of the tricks. George wouW have lost his contract If he had failed to lead the last club from dummy in order to discard his last diamond. For Lloyd Ward, who attends Washington and Lee University, is here | to spend the holidays with his moth-' er, Mrs. L. L. Ward. E. B. Thomas of Little Rock has arrived to spend Christmas here with Mrs. Thomas. Mr. and Mrs. S. Plorman have as their guest their son, Lloyd, who attends the University of Texas at Austin. Mr. and Mrs. Loy Welch will go to Hazelhurst, Miss, to spend Christmas with relatives. WHETHER the layout of the typewriter keyboard should b« changed Is an impractical question In this dawning age of automation, for it can be envisaged that automatic machines will do all the dictating to automatic typewriters In an era when about all that RUto- maton man and woman will be doing is to make the machine that makes machines to push the buttons. — Lexington Herald. PERHAPS President Eisenhower's aerial inspection proposal was turned down by the Russians because they didn't want us to sea what they haven't, not because they didn't want us to see what they have. — Greenville piedmont. NORTH (I)) A None • Q8742 *Q732 WEST EAST AKQJ10? 498542 «K9« *J1065 SOOTH AA63 »I098732 4»J3 *AK Both sides vul. East South Pass 1 » 4 * 5V Pass 4A105 North Pasi 4 « Pass West 1 » Opening lead— 4k K Merry Christmas, All! Answer to Previout PUIZI* example, suppose that he leads the king of hearts from dummy Instead of leading the last club. East wins with the ace of'hearts and can lead a low diamond to West's kind. West now leads the last club, since It Isn't hard to see what's going setting trick with the jack of| on, and East is bound to win the hearts. If West had opened a diamond, oi course, the contract #ould have been defeated very easily. ALL THAT KEEPS some families Ivom having « home of their own Is a leen-.iRe daughter. — OMlouli iN, C.j 0'ietU. ACROSS 1 Tonight is Christmas 4 Your newspaper wishes you a Christmai I Fill the bowl 12 Weight of .India 13 Weird 14 Mrs. Johnson 15 The preserve y« 17 Raindrops on the window 19 Girl's name 20 Erects 21 This is not > time to-' 23 Girl's name 24 Dairy product 27'Venerate 31 Color of Santa's ».uit 32 Ventilate 34 Cereal grain 35 Anger 38Kin» (Fr.) 37 Observe 31 Continued ttoty 41 Take into custody 44 Arid 45 Southern general 4« Revoke, aa a legacy 4» Hazard 53 Sell In small quantititt 55 Genteel MHottollT S7Avld MLow haunt M Meadow 61 Pastime (2 Before DOWN 1 Essential being 2 Calf meat .3 Goddess ot discord 4 Measuring devices 5 Eyes (Scot.) 24 Malayan 6 Railroad .(ab.) dagger 7 Tear 8 Pines 9 Observe (Latin) 10 Employer 11 Sailors 16 Finical 25 At this place 28 German river 28 Gaelic 29 Organs of sight 30 Encounter 33 Butterfly 18 Canvas shelter39 Notion 22 Annually 40 Armed forces 23 Antenna 42 Account 43 Stagger 46 Seed covering 47 Low sand hill 48 Volcano in Sicily 49 Be borne 51 Roman road 52 Smooth 94 Race course circuit 55 Through 58 Depart SO 51 K

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