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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, DECEMBER 27, 19SB THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBS OOCJlira NIWB CO. B. W HAINM. Publfeher EARRT A RAINES, iditer, Assistant Pvbllshtf PADL D. HUMAN. AdTtrtlstng Man»i«t 8olt National AdTertWni Rcprewntitlnr WiUiM Witmw Co., New Turk, ChiCKO. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Infcred u second clas« matter at the post- •ttio* »» BlytheYille, ArltansM, under «» c« Con- irwi. Octobw *, HIT. Member of Th« Assoeltted Pre» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city of Bljheville or anj Kiburtan town where carrier seriice » maintained, 25c per week. Bj mall, within a radius p( 50 miles, 18.08 per year. 43.50 for six months, »2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 milt lone, »12.SO per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS And Elijah said unto Ahab, Get thw op, eat and drink; for there is a sound of abundance of rain. — I Kings 18:41. * * * Remember that every drop of rain that falls bears into the bosom of the earth a quality of beautiful fertility. - O. H. Lewes. BARBS The dentist who had this ad in a newspaper has a real sense of humor: "Operations Conducted With Great Pains." * * * "Tight shoes can be made comfortable," says a she* repair store ad. That's easy — just take 'em oft*. * # # It's easy to keep life from seeming hopeless. Juct alwayi make It a point to have hop*. * * * Home is where mother is — in front of th« TV instead of the kitchen sink or stove. * * * In just a. few months U will be dad who It worried about bis figure — on the income lax return. British Labor's New Top Man Quite a few people seem to be allergic to the word "moderate" these days. But the plain fact is that it well describes the popular temper not only in America but in a good many other lands. That characteristic, plus his youth, explains why Hugh Gaitskell was chosen to succeed the retired Clement Attlee as leader of the British Labor party. Naturally enough, "moderate" does not mean the same thing in the context of the Labor party as it does to President Eisenhower, or to American generally. Gailskell is of the moderate Left, and thus he favors a degree of economic controls that most Americans would frown upon. Nevertheless, he reflects the Labor party's recognition that moderation is mood of the hour, and Britain's normal distaste for any sort of extremism. There was a time when the rivalry in the party was between Attlee and Aneurin Sevan, stormy left-wing leader. But Sevan's wild swinging drew sharp reaction, and his power declined. Some observes were surprised that he polled 70 votes to Gaitskell's 157 in the balloting for parly leadership. No one doubts that Gaitskell's rise to the top at. the age of 49 waa greatly assisted by Sevan's decline. But he is clearly a man of abilities, with training as an economist, and he also can offer a rich background of experience. Especially happy from our viewpoint is the fact that he is genuinely fond of Americans. One shudders to think what would happen to U.S.-British relations with Labor in power and an anti-American Bevan in the saddle. The prospect of a-othi-r Labor victory at the polls can now be regarded as less fearsome to diplomats in this country. Of course all the real tests are still ahead for Gaitskell. For all his seeming meekness, Attlee managed to keep a pretty tight rein on the Laborites. Whether Gaitskell can do as well, and at the same time develop a badly needed new program for his party, is what Britain and the world will be watching for in the time ahead. Jumping Bean The case of Dr. Otto John, former head of West Germany's political secret service, is a genuine puzzler. First hi apparently defected from Bonn and turned up in Communist Germany. Now he has popped up again in Western territory, defecting from lii« defection. Which is the true Dr. John, th« Wester;] or the Communist, one? Or i» there one? Some have suggested that he is not a case for the police but for th» psychiatrist. Then »re, of courn, "double »gent»" who try to servi both sides. Seldom, how- «ver, »r« they so bold and melodramatic as Dr. John has been. This very openness could be designed to be disarming to the West. Figuring out the truth about this man and his mind ought to occupy G-2 in Bonn and other Western capitals for a good space of time. VIEWS OF OTHERS No Subsidy Accepted American newspapers everywhere have been hurt materially by the action of the Canadian paper mills in ordering a heavy increase In the price of newsprint. All newspapers are hurt and a considerable number of them that have been merely breaking even will be lucky if they don't go entirely broke. As a quick palliative for this newspaper trouble the do gooders of the country are proposing a federal subsidy for the trouble press. In this crisis an in all former crises, their immediate suggestion is. "Pass on your trouble to uncle Sam .and let him help you." Their only answer to any emergency to a quick resource to the federal treasury. If the American press really yearned for the destruction of the press's freedom, it could find no surer wey to accomplish that lamentable result than to accept a subsidy from Uncle Sam. For the court* have held on at least two occasions that federal aid is followed by federal control. Federal aid to the press would mean federal control of the press and that would mean, and inevitably mean, the end of the freedom of the press. You can image how "fair and impartial" the press would become if it were controlled and directed by a political bureau in Washington. Of late years the federal treasury has been extending financial aid to distressed small businesses. We note that an Oklahoma newspaper has received something like $5,000 as a distress loan from the federal treasury. That way goes our free press, and when the press surrenders its freedom of action the liberties of the people will quickly end one by one. An offered subsidy for the press's relief is a dagger aimed at the people's liberties. The real remedy for this newsprint extorion is more mills to manufacture newsprint right here in the United States. That relief will be painfully slow in coming but eventually it will come. It i« developing already. Paper mills have appeared in the southern pinelands and more of them are in contemplation. But however long they are in corning, the newspapers of the country that priz* their freedom should spurn a proffered subsidy as If it were a tyrant's bribe—The Daily Oklahoman. Comics Have Artistic Side Intellectual giants \vho look down their noses at those who like newspaper comics will get a mild Jolt If they read a learned analysis on the current comic favorites in the December issue of Harper's. Ignatius G. Matingly has done an expert job of giving the story behind some of the comic strips In a dissertation which he labels, with tongue-in- cheek finesse, "Some Cultural Aspects of Serial Cartoons" or "Get a Load of Those Funnies." The author, who obviously has made a penetrating study of the subject, sets the tone of his article in the opening sentence: "It may almost be set down as a law of nil tural history that the vulgar amusements of today are the highbrow art of tomorrow." Few can deny that jazz, the movies, dime novels and hiss-billy ballads as forms of arts have enjoyed increasing favor with the intelligentsia. So why not comics? Many avid readers of comic pages will get a warm glow from the author's understanding of such artistic creations. But his feeling that comic strips are n serious art demanding serious is hardly sufficient. They also are alot of fun. — Atalnta Journal. Significant Utterance Some day In the future there will emerge • vigorous movement to repeal of greatly modify the federal income tax, which is showing so many leaky joints and dangerous proclivities that some top officials arid students are alarmed. The National Association ol Manufacturers, to a study of the income tax, makes this Important statement: "The fundamental effect of excessive rates of Income tax is to provenL accumulation of wealth, and not to redlstribut It." Since enactment of the law immediately following adoption of the constitutional amendment In 1913, there hai been ample opportunity to discover that certain admirable theoretical considerations have not been borne out In actual practice. Ths foregoing finding Is one that deservea close study.—Oastonla (N.C.) Qaz«tt«. SO THEY SAY I thought it w«s high time that the party should make up Its mind M to who should be my successor! He (the successor) should get in the saddle in good time so as to get thoroughly used to things before he becomes the next prime minister. Clement Atleee tells why he resigned as head of Britain's Labor party. * * ¥ There Ij no more safety In a limited number of hydrogen bombs than a man trying to Jump a ditch In two leaps.—V. K. Krishna Menon, India's roving ambassador. # * t The patrons of the aWldorl (Waldorf-AstroU Hotel) can be burned to death just as taslly u occupants ol a Bowery flophouse.Edward ,P Cov- tnagh, —New York lire commissioner, charging that the Waldorf failed to report flrM. # * * Grace Kelly has been described »• cold. But I feel she U more like a snow-covered volcano. -Director Alfred Hitchcock. The Happiness Boys Peter fdion'j Washington Column — Santa Claus Gets Year Round Job in Helping the Hungry By PETER EDSON WASHINGTON — (NEA) — They've done killed Santa Claus for this Christmas, insofar as the U.S. government's foreign aid program is concerned. But they've given the old boy a new, full-time, year-round job. This is the import of the extended, surplus food distribution program just announced by Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson in a preholiday surprise. For the two previous Christmases, there were big U.S. go vernm en t gtvea wa y s of food parcels abroad. This had been President Eisenhower's own idea. • \ The President's purpose was to. overcome the criticism that too : much of the American foreign aid went to people at the top who. didn't need it. he tried to do; was make a generous gesture of, Christmas good will from the; American people to the poor and! needy in free, non-Communist countries. Pour million food parcels were distributed in 20 countries at a cost of 12 million dollars in "Operation' Reindeer." Christmas 1953. In' "Operation Poinsettui" last Christ- 1 mas, six million parcels went to 40 countries at a cost of 30 million. The decision to discontinue this' program was made quietly last; September while President Eisenhower was in Denver. Officials of the State and Agriculture Depart- menis and the International Co-operation Administration decided that Christmas giving was too expensive and that it cut down on higher priority, year-round foreign nid programs. There was no public announcement of this action. But the word got around. And private U.S. foreign relief agencies that had co-operated on distribution of the' Christmas parcels last year started a quiet campaign. Through their Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid, they asked Department of Agriculture to enlarge its program. Under authority granted by Congress, surplus butter, dry milk, cheese and cottonseed oil supplies are now given to welfare agencies in this country and abroad. The trouble was, according to relief workers, that these supplies alone didn't fill the need. What people wanted more was basic flour, corn meal, rice and dried beans. But there was a catch in the law. Government agencies were authorized to •reprocess" these foods for charitable use. But the law didn't specify that bulk surpluses could be "processed." The distinction was that 250- pound drums of dry milk powder could be "reprocessed" into small cans for family use. But wheat and corn couldn't be "processed"— frs/une Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NBA Service meaning ground into flour—for the various relief agencies. It is still going to take an ac of Congress to straighten out this matter before the new Benson program can be made fully effective. In the meantime the first red- tape roadblocks have been removed. Dry beans and rice surpluses, in 100-pound bags, can be distributed to relief agencies at home and abroaJ. And wheat and corn, unprocessed, can be shipped in bulk to countries like India, where the grain is cracked by hand and boiled tor food. The 17 private American relief agencies who have taken over the job of distributing U.S. surpluses in 67 countries are: American Friends of Austrian Children. American Friends Service Committee. American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. American National Red Cross. Assemblies of God for Foreign Service. Catholic Relief Services, CARE (Co-operative for American Remittances to Everywhere), Church World Sr-vlces, Foster Parents' Plan for War Children, International Rescue Committee, Iran Foundation, Lutheran World Relief. Mennonites Central Committee. Unitarian Service Committee. United Lithuanian Relief Foundation United Nations Children's Fund and the Tolstoy Foundation. By ERSK1NE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLWOOD - (NEA) - Onstage Offstage * Upstage: Yul Brynner is playing two big movie roles with his head shaved bald, but he isn't stocking up on razor blades for a lull-time career as a Hollywood Hairless. Movletown typed stars with personality trademarks in the day when Veronica Lake's hairdo had her peeking at you with one eye, but nobody's going to label Yul as a walking "How-are-you-Hxed-for- blades?" advertisement. "I'm not peddling personality, the Pharaoh star of "The Ten Commandments" said on the set of the film version of his Broadway hit "The King and I." "I'm »n actor—I sell,only acting. No producer is going to talk me into keeping my head shaved for the rest of my acting life. I'll never bow to any 'But people won't recognize you' argument." First Hollywood movie about dope addiction, "The Man With the Golden Arm," is getting the nix needle from the Motion Picture Association of America. The theme may be taboo under the Production Code, but after seeing the film I believe it helps prove the code is antiquated. Sure, the film is a hair-raiser but it packs the wallop of an H-bomb in the campaign against dope addiction. And it could win Frank Sinatra an Oscar. Joan Bennett's pretty daughter, Melinda Markey. is undaunted by career reverses and headlines. She's returned to modeling in the east . . . Bill Holden. in the KOO 000-per-film bracket these days, collected only 840.000 for "Picnic." The film was his last at Columbia under an old prewar contract . . . Eye-popping quote from Rossano Brazzi about Olynis Johns, his "Loser Take All" costar: "She's the best actress I've worked with and that includes Katharine Hepburn!" Imogene Coca's still little Miss No Regrets two months after quit- tins NBC-TV at the $500.000 plateau and walking out of her| weekly show and a 10-year con-j tract that would have brought her S900.000 more. Packing her fans into the Bali Room of the Beverly Hilton and due for an NBC spectacular in January, she told me: "I like it this way. It's right for now. I can blame only myself for the poor ratines on my own show. I'm easily talked into and out of things. Maybe I'll be a little more| opinionated in the future." j The Coca 'eyes popped, shej laughed, when a night-club reviewer compared her legs to: Dietrich's. "I've been looking Tt| them ever since." I This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Press agents lor a Los Angeles marriage chapel are making the studio rounds offering "complete" free weddings to TV and movie stars. Including rice! The Witnet: Producer Emit Glucksman during an NBC-TV rehearsal: "I keep yelling 'Quiet' but I'm the only one talking." Not in the Script: Robert Stack on the "Written On the Wind" set: "There is no such thing as an Academy Award acfor. There are only Academy Award parts." Ear-Witness: Ava G a r 8 n t r, ducking questions on the rumor of a possible reconciliation with Prank Sinatra, is refusing to accept transatlantic phone calls from newsmen. She's in Madrid. . . Unscheduled laugh for just- married Rock Hudson in "All That Heaven Allows." The well publicized, up till now, bachelor says to June Wyman. "You've shattered all my plans for bachelorhood." Robin Raymond about a young actor graduate of Ella Kazan's Actors studio: "He's a regular Kazan-ova." 75 Years Ago In Blythtvillt JACOBY ON BRIDGE One curious disease, which I have discussed several times in the past but about which I continue to receive many inquiries, is infectious mononucleosis or glumluhir fever. This Is a disorder more common In children and younu adults than it is in the older years of life. The cause of infections mono- nucleosls is still uncertain though it is probably a virus. If this i.s the case it is curious that nio-st experiments aimed at transmitting the disease from one person to another or to monkeys have failed. This. I think, answers the questions from a reader \vho recently inquired whether infectious mononoculeosis was contagious; it is not contagious, or at least if it is the dangers of catching it by direct contact seem to remarkably slight. Glandular fever seems to be somewhat more common today than In the past. It is possible that more people used to have it than we know about because it is ofton mild and perhaps it simply was not identified so frequently years ago as It Is now. The symptoms of infectious mononucleosis are variable and often unimportant. Vauge pains and slight loss of appetite are common and moderate fever is usually present. Some youngsters complain of lack of pep or headaches. In more severe cases nausea and vomiting are common. The lymph glands in the neck, groin, and under the arms nre often enlarged »nd It 1* for this reason that the disease Is sometimes called glandular fever. All of these signs, of course, can be found In other disorders so that the diagnosis depends on Ihc results of special tests. One of these U the Identification of an Increase In certain cells in he blood known as the mononucle«r cells. In addition, there are laboratory studios of the blood which greatly aid In reaching a diagnosis. Most ol those who get this dls- «a.t« recover without much difficulty. Generally the disorder lasts for several weeks but leaves the victim run down and weak for a considerably longer time. i What medical men always fear, however, is that a disease of this kind may get more severe as time goes on, in fact, there have been reports ol a few victims of infectious monouucleosis who developed serious complications. This fortunately, is unusual. As yet there is no definite treatment. Rest and the usual methods used for mild infections Is general !y all that is necessary. A CERTAIN jobber had been trying for months to collect an overdue bill. All his plans and threats were compeltely disregarded. As a last resorl, he sent a i tear - jerking letter, accompanied by a snapshot of his little daughter. Under the picture he wrote: "The reason I must have my money." He received a prompt reply • with a photo of » voluptuous blonde in a bathing suit. The pic- j lure was labeled: "The reason I can't pay." — Fort Myers tFla.) News-Press. IF LIFE were lived backwards, from old age to youth, there'd be a lot more juvenile delinquents. — Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. LITTLf LI2 He who loughs last was probably thinking of telling the some story. »«'«• Minor Bid Is Bold Play By OSWALD JACOBT Written for Xt^A Service A few weeks ago this column presented some examples of the "unusual" no-trump overcall. Such a bid is usually made at the level of two. especially when it is clear from the earlier bidding that np- trump cannot possible be an attractive contract. For example, suppose that &\ opponent opens the bidding with response in the unbid major. In today's hand, the "unusual" no-trump bid was made at the level of three. South speculated on the possibility that North might have a long and solid diamond suit together 'with a single stopper in spi.des. It seemed reasonably safe, however, for South to bid four clubs. If North had support for both! minors, the takeout to four clubs was vital. If North had a long solid diamond suit, he would rescue himself at four diamonds. When no rescue occurred, South felt confident that he had made the correct interpretation of his partner's no-trump bid. Hence he pushed boldly on f o five clubs as a sacrifice against East's bid of four spades. The sacrifice was a line idea. E^.st would have made game and rubber with his bid of fo r spades, i scoring 700 points for the rubber j and 120 points for his tricks. At I five clubs doubled, South managed to win ten tricks, losing only 100 points. This excellent sacrifice would not have been possible but for North's use of the unusual no- trump overcall to Invite a, bio In a minor suit. Bob Porter went to Winfield, Ala., to spend Christmas with his family. John Mahan of Princeton, Ky., was the guest of his mother, Mrs. T. J. Mahan. over the holidays. Fairfield's. the country home ol Mr. and Mrs. A. G., Little, was thrown open Wednesday morning to more than 50 guests, who attended the Christmas party given annuj'ly by the couple. Christmas music added atmosphere to the affair, as Joe Evrard. accordionist, played lor the group. Movie Seats Are Available SEOUL <JP> — You now can get a seat in a Korean movie theater, hitherto an almost unheard of state of affairs. Formerly there were howling, squalling, shoving, tugging crowds, with all seats taken when you got inside. The trouble was theater managers: 1. Sold iar more tickets than they had seats. 2. Paid their bills with free passes. 3. Issued passes to politicians and all their relatives. Recently. President Syng- mon Rhee told a newspaper he thought managers should stop 1, 2 and 3 instantly. Police took the hint. They showed up at all theaters to see that managers stopped item 1. And they confiscated passes as fast as they were presented. Wide Awakt Toes OMAHA Ifi — Mrs. A. W. Havel- fea says her 3> 2 year old niece, Nancy, was staying with her and, while dressing herself, donned a pair of old slippers. "Don't wear those. They're full of holes and your toes are sticking out," Mrs. Havelka told the child. "Oh, that's all right. This way my toes can see where they are going," said Nancy. A MINISTER up the line complained that each Sunday morning as he started the invocation, the L&N streamliner whisteled and drowned him out. Another preacher said that likewise the NC&StJj noon freight broke in on his sermon. "That's nothing." chimed In tho third preacher. "Each Sunday when we take up the collection, I look down the center aisle and there comes the Nickel Plate."—Atlanta Constitution. NORTH 27 46 V 10 « QJ10762 + KQ743 WEST EAST (D) 4KJ075 4AQ98]' V A 6 5 3 V J 9 7 *A84 *K95J 4106 + A SOUTH AJ42 VKQ842 »None + J9852 East-West vul. South Weit North 3 * 3 N.T. Pass Pass Double Pass Pass Eut 1* Pass •I A Pass Opening lead—4 5 5 + Pasl one spade and that his partner raises to two spades. This Is passed around to your partner, who thereupon bids two no-trump. It Is very unlikely that your partner really wants to play this hand at no-trump since .he merely passed over the opening bid on one spade. Hence his sudden .decision to bid two no-trump should show s different kind of hand. Among expert players, the "unusual" no-trump overcall asks partner to choose one of the minor suits. This Is a kind of takeout double, except that the emphasis Is very strongl.v on the minor suits. A double would oil chiefly lor > Answer to Previous Puiil* 37 Most rational 45 Roman road .„„„„.,,„ *j nux 38 Horsemen 4« Faust '* n,,™« „ )28 Go by aircraft 40 Thus 47 Wilts S " Fol!ow « s 41 On « "no <• 'mi* <Mi* 21 Gift 39 Song for one 25 Went by boat 28 Teeter 32 Flower part 33 Delicate smell 34 Amphitheater 33 Kind or ract 36 Rubs vfth reiln (scot.) 38 Hurl main 39 Seashon 41 H« 44 Slight bow 49 Man's nam* 48 Bridge holding 51 Click-beetle 54 Eats away 55 Most unusual M Be displeased 17 Begins DOWN 1 Cavern 2 Scop* 3 Leas* 4 Turf 5 Chemical lufflx ( Required ? Bowling term (Si.) 30 Eucharistic wine vessels 31 Methods (suffix) 90 Century (so.) 42 At this place 52 Column 43 Son of Seth 53 Brazilian (Bib.) micaw

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