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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 25, 1956
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVItLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 25, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIIB NEWS CO. R. W HAINM, Publlshtr BARRY A. HA1NES, Assistant Publisher PAUL D HUMAN. AdvertUlng Manager Bole N»tlon«l Adrfrtlslng R*pr««ntatirn: Wallace Wltmer 'Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta. Uemphli. Entered as second class mntter a* the post- olllce at Blytheville. Arkwuaj, under act ol Con- iress, October ». 1917 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the cltj ol Blytheville or «nj •uburban town where carrier service if maintained 30c per week By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, 18.50 per year. $3.50 for six months J2.00 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. 115.60 per rear payable in advance. The newspaper la not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS I thank God through Jetus Christ our lord. So then with the mind 1 myself serve the law of God; but iriih the flesh and law of fin.—Romans J:2J. * * * He that taketh all his carei upon himself loads himself In vain with an uneasy burden. I will cast all my cares on God; he hath bidden me; they cannot burden Him.—Bishop Joseph Hall. BARBS The body is said to be susceptible to 1600 diseases, and to hear some people talk, they've had all of them. * ¥ * The drlve-ln theater* are open at»ln, providing another place for little kldj to fall asleep. # * * It may be the llUle things that, count, but In some school classes they count wrong. * * * Don't blame nature for all of the hot air thla summer. There'll be ft lot of campaign speeches. # * * Too often a man ca-n tell by what he hu for lunch what he's going to get at home for dinner that night. Kefauver Loses a Round Now it is Sen. Estes Kefauver's turn to suffer a sharp wound in the unfolding Democratic presidential race. His defeat In the New Jersey primary will do him no good. In the first place, he predicted he would win eight to 10 delegate votes in that state, out of a toal of 36. He actually won only one-half a vote, or one delegate out of 72 with half-votes. Politicians across America will not fail to note this painful discrepancy. All the rest of the delegate votes went to Gov. Robert Meyner's uncommitted slate. Since he and most of the slate are believe to lean strongly to Adlai Stevenson, this may be marked down as an indirect triumph for the 1952 nominee.. But that aspect dare not be overplayed, because Stevenson personally was not involved in the voting. He gains mostly because Kefauver has been hurt. The damage to the senator was not limited to the delegate voting. He was entered alone in the Democratic presidential popularity test, and nearly full returns suggest he will fall short of the 155,000 votes he polled four years ago under similar circumstances. These are the signs the professionals look for. The net result of this primary is that strong question now exists about the vote-getting powers of both Kefauuver and Stevenson. Kefauver has demonstrated a marked .appeal to midwestern farmers in several areas, but has not had powerful impact in industrial states. Stevenson thus far has run up a good score only in his home state of Illinois. Prospects of a Kefauver nomination never have been bright, and it is certain that every time he fails to make a big dent they get dimmer. Yet he still may be capable of inflicting vital harm on Stevenson. Stevenson is in a position where the must demonstrate vote-getting power against Kefauver's competition. It will not be enough merely to edge 'him out in the write-in affair in Oregon and the formal battles in Florida and California. Adlai will have to win big to impress his party's professionals. After his Minnesota and Wisconsin showing, Kefauver could perhaps have given Stevenson's candidacy an early burial by rolling on at similar level in Illinois and New Jersey. His failures help to keep the former Illinois governor alive, but the latter is still moving at a gait too slow. Dark horse prospects may continue to dream, at least for a while. And added to their list is'Meyner of New Jersey, whose slate did so well. Meyner is well liked by some southern leaders, and may be one of the limited circle of men acceptable to both wings of the Democratic party. Impossible Prediction One of the unfortunate aspects of this year's presidential primary campaigning has been the lack of important head-on contests between contenders. As a result a good many people interested in politics have tried to fill the vacuum,by dwelling on the comparative primary votes. This has led to what might be called the great fallacy of J 956: the notion that vote totals in parallel Democratic and Republican primaries really can be fairly compared. The blunt fact is that they cannot, and seldom if ever before has anyone tried. People vote or do not vote in primaries for a variety of reasons which for the most part have little to do with how they will vote in a fall election. VIEWS OF OTHERS Waning Uranium Boom Our production of uranium, which has doubled about every 18 months since 19-19, probably will continue to rise. But reports from the Rockies say that the day of the Individual prospector, rooming about the mountains nnd moose pastures with his Geiger counter, has almost ended. Most of the production has bcen ( taken over by big companies with scientific know-how and equipment. The uranium wildcatter restored a fleeting limpse of life such us the Forty-Miners live-:!. But for every lone uranium prosepctor who struck it rich at least a score lost their shirts. Finding this source of atomic energy WHS a hard task for amateurs. The bursting of this uranium bubble will save loss and heartache not only for \vould-be miners but for small investors. Despite bluc-yky laws and other safeguards, the country recently was flooded with sales letters on worthless or nearly worthless stocks on fly-by-night uranium companies. Now that the most gullible hove burned their fingers ind the securities laws are being enforced more trictly In this field, the business of the boiler- room operators, fortunately has subsided. The smart Investor isn't looking for a uranium bonanza. •Dallas Morning News. 0 THEY SAY Well, as a matter of fact I don't like weddings. I don't know exactly why, but I Just don't like funerals or weddings. And this is certainly w ordinary wedding. — John B. Kelly, father of soon- to-be-wcd Grace Kelly. It's a do-nothing administration, an administration with no leadership ... an administration whose President has been away from the White HOUI-.P more than 35 per cent of the time in the first 39 months of his term. — Paul Butler. Democratic National Chairman. Hal Boyle's Column Travel Shorn One Up for What He Really Is, Rover Boy Boyle FMs By HAL BOYLE NE WYORK I*—Notes on trave by a poor man's Marco Polo;, You never really know a person until you go on a journey with him. During a two-week trip you can learn more about him than by associating with him half lifetime In his own home town. Travel may not necessarily broaden a person—but It is bound to show him up for what he is It forces him to reveal his real nature as nothing else does. Travel will make a liar out. of the most honest woman, Jf she joes on nn expensive vacation but for one reason or another has a lousy time, she'll rarelly admit this j fact when she gets back home. She feels the money Is never wasted so long as her neighbors envy the fun they think she, had— but really didn't. This may sound | like a femlne weakness. It Isn't at all. It is part of the armorplate on her strength. Women believe only fools brag about the mlstAke? they make. Very few people have t he- strength of character to stick rigidly to a diet while on shipboard.! The greatest possible test of will-l power Is the ability to actually | start « diet while on shipboard. I have never known anyone who could—or did. This is surprising Jn a way, for most people aboard ship don't j overeat because the food is so; good—the meals seldom are as good as you can get at a good restaurant ashore—but because they *re expected to, It Is trndl-l tionsl. | The only re.illy superior dishes' aboard most linera ura the des-, sert«. The greatest sadists among travelers are those who, when u ship Is rolling In a heavy storm. stufi 1 them.selvi'.s at thn t:\ble while murmuring to wnn-fiiccd fellow passengers, "seasickness Is nil in the mind." Any dolt who (nukes nn observation like that certainly has* a poor senjo of location, There are two types of snobs on every tropical voynge; thope who endlessly fry themselves in the sun so they can come back with n tan—nnd those who stay out of Hie sun altogether, Just so they can look different. The things that disturbs the peace of mind of most amateur travelers all through a voyage is "Just whom should I tip—and how much?" Thorp Kn'.t nnr oiit of If) travelers who fee].?, hp knows the right ( Answer. Probably there Isn't any. The Road Back Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD NEA Scrrite. Inc. Peter Edson't Washington Column — There Are No Shortage of Ideas For New Look in Marshall Plan By PETER NEA Wash Ing-ton Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Ideas i'or new approaches to the U.S. foreign aid program are popping all over the place. With' out agreeing in any detail, they indicate a general feeling that the present program isn't working and could be done better. The starting point is President Eisenhower's 4.8 billion dollar request for next year, now before Congress. Also, the President wants new authority to make commitments for up to 10 years on specific projects, like Egypt's Aswan Dam. Senate Leader Lyndon Johnson (D-Tex.t says It's up to the Eisen hower administration to prove the need for this outlay. Sen. Walter P. George (D-Ga.), chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee —Indicating that "there will be no blank checks" — now proposes a private research study to determine future policy. This Is somewhat In line with i earlier proposal from Gov. Christian A. Herter (R-Mass.). He advocates a Presidential, bi-parti- snn commission to make a declaration on what American foreign policy stands for. The sky is the limit on proposals from responsible citizens who think rv bigger and better foreign aid program is the best weapon for combating Russian economic penetration of the free world. Gov. George N. Craig (R-Ind. thinks the United States should commit itself to a 75-year foreign aid program. John J. Hopkins, head of d eral Dynamics Corp., rises this to 100 years. He would enlarge the atoms-for-peace aid, along with arms aid and technical assistance, Committee for Economic Development, the progressive big businessmen's organization now headed by J. D. Zellerbach of San Francisco, Is boosting its own plan for a billion-dollar-a-year technical assistance program for the underdeveloped countries of Asia, Africa and Latin America. Walter Reuther. head of United Auto Workers, tops everybody by h' plan for a foreign aid outlay of eight billion dollars a year for ?-5 years. He would have Russia and other countries make com- pnrable grants, and have the whole program administered by ihe United Nations. Rep. Brook Hays (D-Ark.) and who were U.S. delegates to the U.N. last year, have also recommended that more American ale- be administered by the U. N. Eric A. Johnston, President Eisenhower's special envoy to the Middle East for development of the Jordan River plan, thinks all econimfc aid should be in the form of international loans—not grants. Benjamin A. Javlts, brother New York's attorney general, has proposed to Congress an end to government aid and substitution ot a gigantic, publicly and pri vately financed, 25-bilJion-dolla Ecinomlc Development Corp. to do the job. Two Citizens' Committees for an "Expanded" and an "Effective Foselgn Aid Program are active In New York and Washington, re spectively. Much of this agitation for ! new Marshall plan is inspired b; Russia's entry into the foreign ale field. Ivan G. Kavanov, Soviet minister of foreign trade, recently tolt the U.N. Economic Commission for Europe, meeting in Geneva that when dollar aid ran out, other countries should look to the Soviel Union for whatever they lack. Many people think the Soviet is bluffing In these grandiose offers. There is considerable sentiment to let Russia build the Aswan Dam, or steel mills in India. Back ol this is a belief that the Russians would fait on the Job. This is much the same argument that was advanced for letting China go Communist. The feeling of the .time was that Russia would bog down In the Chinese morass. There was a similar feeling that Russia couldn't build the A-and H-bombs and couldn't build jet aircraft. It hasn't worked out that way.' 75 Vears Ago In S/yf Jieri//c Mrs. Char IPS LanRRton. who plays often with the Friday Contract Club, entertained that group and one guest, Mrs. Ben Harpole Jr., vith a party at her home Tuesday ifternoon. C. W. Affllck. U. S. Branson and jl. M. McCall will return tonight rom Hot Springs where they have ieen attending the state Rotary on vent ion. F. B. Joyner is In Little Rock at- ending to business. Mrs. V. G, Holland and Miss "ranees Holland spent yesterday in Memphis. the Doctor Says Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. My system: I tip everybody who iniled at me during the voyage— icludlng fellow passengers. Then , r hcn my money runs out, I walk y the others head down, holding ut my empty wallet like a droop- There has been so much propa- anda put out about the superior ervice provided by airline stew- rdesscs—much of it justified, it nust be admitted—that few trav- lers dare to raise a holler when hey occasionally run into a snip- y stewardess. I, for one, am afraid even to irn down a packet of gum when ffered by one of these smiling frlinc lassies, for fear she'll take ns a form of criticism. The saddest slRht abroad is a roup of lame-fooled tourists, billed by »•guide into taking an ex- iuistive tour .of nil the local mu- nnns nnd monuments In the holy inn™ of fill tun*. The a venire VIM! or can absorb' lore real worthwhile human cul- re spending a pleasant evening the home of an ordinary French mlly In Paris than he can in ree days of wandering through ,? Louvre. The best part of any journey not in remember what strange ghts you snw—but what Interest- people you. met along the way. Most of the strange sights art? sndy in books and you can look them at home. But to meet ,. people you have to ijet out, and make your own memorle*. J By KDWIN P. JORDAN*, M.O. Written for NEA Servlc* Since so many visits to the doctor include a measuring of the blood pressure and since curiosity is one of our most human trails, it is not surprising that many questions about blood pressure come in. Mrs. J.H.B. for example, asks for a discussion of blood pressure and the meaning 1 of "diastolic" and "systolic." "Is 60 diastolic too low?" she asks. "Why," Mrs. B. goes on, "should the .blood pressure vary. .sometimes beins high and then in n few days almost normal?" In order to answer these queS' lions intelligently it Is necessary to know something about what blood pressure means and what causes it. The blood pressure, as. measured by the physician, is the force of the outward thrust which the blood stream exerts on the walls of the arteries through which it is passing. In taking the measurement, the physician uses an Instrument which exerts, pressure against the rtery and when this equals the pressure in the artery he knows what the blood pressure is. When the heart contracts and squeezes blood Into the artery the outward thrust pressure of the blood rises. When the heart relaxes between beats the pressure In the arteries falls. Th high point of the pressure ki called "systolic." The low point is called "diastolic." Consequently there is always a difference between these two figures, Both the level of the "systolic" pressure and that of the "diastole" — and the difference between the figures — may be of physician. I should say that ordinarily a diastoHn pressure of 60 would not be loo low unless there were loo sjreat a difference between this and the systolic pressure. ; .$100 for a repeal performance, he Mrs. B.'s qurstlon on variation walked ihe same route .iRam and of blood Aoawtr blood pressure does not remain the same all the time and some variation is usual. Wo do know that the level Of blood pressure, particularly the systolic, is influenced by a number of factors such as emotional disturbances, coid, exercise, or excitement. All these tend to Increase the pressure. For these reasons it is common for the first test of the blood presr sure in a doctor's office to be high just because of the excitement of the visit. Quite often the pressure may be normal on a subsequent visit. A blood pressure which mains constantly high is something to watch. It can result from various kinds of heart disease or from a disease which thickens the blood. It also comes from a lessening tn the elasticity of the arteries caused by deposits of fatty-like substances or calcium in the walls of these vessels. This last is the kind of high blood pressure which accompanies hardening of the arteries. Perhap^. the most common type of mgh blood pressure Is that for which no cause has yet been discovered and which Is commonly known as "essential hypertension." It seems to me that Mrs. B. (and others who seem overly concerned about their , blood pressures ) should let the doctor do the worrying. Certainly' , they should hot let themselves get into s state because the blood pressure varies a little from time to time. HOLLYOOD — (NEA) — Ex clusively yours: Now that all thi Oscars, Tonys and Emmys havi been announced, let's revive th Mickeys. Or have you I'orgotte; Mickey? The first and only Micke awards were handed out across portable bar about five years age in a tiny Hollywood chili join called' Barney's Beanery, Mickey, a Martini glass on 'black base engraved with sku and crossbones, was dreamed u by writer Ezra Goodman an voted to a dozen Hollywoodites b the mo vie town press. If was a night lo r em ember- searchlights, bleachers for fans, red carpet, radio and TV coverag and Dean Martin and Jerry Lewi handing: out the Mickeys. Some of the winners, as I re call, were Phil Harris (for receiv ing the most phone calls at th Brown Derby); busty strippe Tempest storm (for the ypai most outstanding performance); Los Angeles theater manager <fo putting the most butter on hi popcorn) and a Paramount studf gateman (for failing to recogniz a cat just starred in a Paramoun movie.) There was talk at the time making it an annual affair bu Mickey, for some reason, slippet himself into oblivion. However, if the following wil drop by my office, I'll be glad to slip 'em a 1956 Mickey: Marilyn Monroe: Achievemen Mickey for perfecting & break away shoulder strap. Edmund Purdom and Linda Christian: For the best soap opera romantics of the year, The Three Gabor Sisters: Foi overlooking Monaco. A double Mickey for the gentle man who introduced fried shrimp in drlve-ln theater food bars. Mrs. John B. Kelly: For writ ing that series, "My Daughter Grace Kelly." The NBC - TV executive who brought back "The Continental' to home screens. Jayne Mansfield: Bust of The Year. Liberace: For daring to wear tights in his new nightclub act. Rex Reason: No reason at all. Gina Lpllqbriglfla, now walling that Hollywood's giving her thi coverup treatment In still photos for "Trapeze." is another doll who can't seem to make up her mind In September, Gina was saying about her role In the film: "I'm going to give the public something to remember- me b> besides my figure." Changing times dept.: Couple of years back, no TV cameras were allowed inside a movie studio Other day MGM invited TV ifews- reel men on the lot to shoot the start of. "Raintree County." . "The Bottom of the Bottle" undergoes a curious title change for its release in England. For reasons best known to Fox and the British, the Van Johnson film will be called "Beyond The River" . Corinne Calvet sold the honeymoon home she once shared with John Bromfield. New hubby Jeffrey stone didn't like the place. Producers of 1953's "Little Fugitive," Ruth and Morris Engel, wanted to repeat that harmonica musical background for their latest, "Lovers and Lollipops." This time Music Czar James Petrillo made 'em hire c 30-plece orchestra. But a harmonica still dominates the score. Those cOmniricial plugs are still sneaking Into TV shows despite big network frownt. Milton Berte mentioned an afrllne on hfs last sho\v and a character on "Make Room for Daddy" asked for bourbon by its brand namr. After all Uiose raves about California's climate. Milton Eerie purchased a home in Florida . . . Nice thing about Gene Autry deciding not lo star in any more telefilms and nixing all tours. He doesn't need the money . , . Alan Wilson says he's writing a warmhearted movie about a butcher named Oscar and he's sure it will win next year's Marty. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Contract Needs Ruffing Tricks Wrllte nfor NEA SerrJo* By OSWALD JACOB! West shrewdly opened a 'trump in today's hand suspecting that dummy h*d ruffing, power. In such cases every trump lead tendt to deprive declarer of a ruffing trick. Declarer won the first trick la dummy with the queen of hurt* and saw that he could make hi* own-five trumpi, two rutti In th» dummy, and two top spades if he began to crcmruff at onc«. Declarer therefore led a diamond from the dummy at th« second trick. East naturally played low, and South hopefully M WIST »AQ«! *QJ43] NORTH *K1 VAQI »63 4K10S881 EAST »QJ«1 «7«3I 41074 *A7 SOUTH (D) »A7«5 VKJ10I) • KJ91 North-South vul. Swtli W«t Nortk Mat IV Pan I* Pasa 2V P«si 4V TM Pan Pan Ojwnlni lead— » 4 finessed the. Jack. This lost to the wardly as he waited for another , trump lead. Much to South's relief, West returned the ten of apadea. South properly deduced that West waj out of trumpi since there wai nothing in the dummy to make West change his defense if h« had another trump. Declarer won the apade in dummy with the king and returned dummy's last diamond. East played low again, and South had to decide between the king and nine of diamonds. This might be a difficult problem it' East were an expert with cast-iron nerves. Such a player might nonchalantly play a low diamond even if he had the ace. In this case South didn't credit East with such nerve and guile. South assumed West had the act and he finessed the nine. West had to win with the act of diamonds. His spade return went to South's ace, and declarer made sure to cash ths king of diamonds before the mice got it. Now he could ruff spades In the dummy and clubs in his own hand, making his ten tricks. . LITTLE LIZ A successful show needs a good straight mon and a lot of curved girls. ,„,», Lets Eat Answer to Previous Puzzle Feat for Feet PADUCAH, Ky. Wl - Joe Richard Nance, n farmer, walked 45 miles from Murray to Paducnh In 9 hours «nd 50 minutes. Offered 3. s question on variation wnlKed me same route .iRiim ann I pressure is difficult to broke his own record. The lime: •x«cUy. How«v«r, iht| I hourj and 59 minutes. 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