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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 28, 1955
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PAGEFOUH THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS na ooomnx NIWS oo R. W. HAINtt, Publisher EARRY A. HAINB8, Idltor, Assistant Wbusher D. HUMAN, Ad«erti«ln» Manager BLTTHEVTLLI (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1988 Me National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wttmer Co., New York, Chfcato, DelroH, Atlanta, Memphis Bitncd an second class matter al the post^ office at BlytlWTUle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- grees, October >, 1«17. Member at The AMoetatedPTees SUBSCRIPTION BATW: By e*nier to »h« city ?* BljheTills or anj suburban town where carrier service ii maintained. 35c per week. Bj mail, within a radius erf 58 mtl«. M.5» per rear $3 50 for sit months, »2.00 (or three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile »ne. I13.M P« year payable ta advance. MEDITATIONS Howbelt there Is not in every man that knowledge: for some with conscience of the idol unto this hour eat it as a thin* offered unto an Idol; and their conscience being weak Ii defiled. * * * Conscience is the mirror of our souls, which represents the errors of our lives in their full shape. — Bancroft. BARBS Better illuminated highways and fewer illuminated drivers is what every county needs. * * * Every man has his choice. He can play poker with the boys three nights a week or be married. » * * The average person Is sick only eight days each year, yet It gives some women an awful lot to talk about. * . * * Don't worry about a poor start in life. At least it gives you something to brag about when you succeed. * * * The younger generation Is said U) learn very quickly these days from the older generation. la th»t good? Passing With Good Marks President Eisenhower has now had what might fairly be called his semifinal physical examination in the series determining; the degree and completeness of his recovery. The news is good, which must gratify millions of Americans and warms the hearts of key Republicans. The most important item in the report of Dr. Paul Dudley White, leading heart specialist, is his conclusion that there is no medical evidence whatsoever that the President's heart has suffered from the increasing work load being put upon it. In fact. Dr. White, wants the Preei- dent to step up the .load more and more in the time between now and Feb. 15, when he is slated for his final test. In the doctor's opinion, Mr. Eisenhower's condition warrants this experiment. And only thus will it be possible to make even a rough guess as to how he will bear up under a more normal working performance. Dr. White has insisted all along that not until about mid-February would it be practical to state with conviction whether or not the President's recovery will be complete. But he has already said some things which suggest that his final will be optimistic. For instance, he told newsmen recent- ly that with average luck and "commonsense care" the President should be able to live "for many years and he fully active." That does not sound like the comment of a man who expects to find two months hence that Mr. Eisenhower's heart has sustained irreparable damage. Dr. White added that, having had one heart attack, the President is only a "little" more likely than anyone else to have another. Furthermore, he indicated his disbelief that the strains of the presidency are necessarily related to his initial attack or any future danger. He said flatly he doesn't think either physical or mental hard work "ever killed a healthy man." These judgments clearly will have positive force in the political world, heartening the Republicans and giving the Democrats a little pause. Unless Mr. Eisenhower has recently marie up his mind to run or not to run, what Dr. , White said is also bound to affect the President's own thinking as he settles the question of his political future. If the news Feb. IB is as good as it is now, it may well b« that Mr. Eisenhower will weigh other factors as much • as or more than his health prospect* when the decisive moment comes. Feints and Thrusts Adlai Stevenson's »dvoc«tte« art trying to lure Senator Kefauver into the March 20 Minnesota primary, and Kefiwver't boyi an attempting a similar play with Stevenson in the March 18 New Hampshire contest. Neither ig likely to succeed a« things now stand. Not unnaturally, politicians have a reluctance to plunge into states where defeat stares them in the face. Since Stevenson looks strong in Minnesota and Kefauver in New Hampshire, each will probably stay out of the other's stronghold and conserve energy and money for the spots where the odds are better. Right now California and Florida are the two areas where both consider their chances good. A battle in the former is already set, and one almost certainly will shape up in Florida. But Kefauver, whose only real hop* is a string of primary victories, may have to risk more against Stevenson than the latter need risk against the senator. And may take Kefauver into the lists against Stevenson in places like Illinois and Pennsylvania, where it will be strictly uphill all the way. VIEWS OF OTHERS $ugar and $pice You've probably been told that little girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice. Don't you believe a word of it. We have it on good authority that they're made of hot dogs, ice cream, cereal, candy, eggs, soda pop, milk and above all, money. Take that latter item, lor instance. (This will not surprise parents but it will shock the daylights out of Some of their childless friendi.i Alter conducting all sorts of surveys nad delving into considerable research on this vital matter, an organization calling itself the Youth Research Institute has come up with the fact that it costs between $15,000 and $16.000 to bring a daughter along to the age of 17. We assume this figure includes everything from diapers to a new dress for the school prom. And it doesn't Include the sizable cash outlay that will be required if the young lass is inclined toward higher education. Even so, it's a, sobering sum lor pop to contemple—especially if he is currently in the process of rearing one or more of these financial castastrophies. Even when considered in the light of income tax deducations, the old man is going to end up some 14,800 in the red. t Apparently, most of this money ifi literally and figuratively consumed by the young lady herself. For the Institute has provided some additional information relating to the average girl's capacity for foodstuff. During her first n years she will avidly digest S,120 hot doge, 6,156 cones or bars of ice cream, 4,W« bowls of cereal, 5,408 bars of candy, 5,634 eggs, 7,742 bottles of pop, 2,096 pounds of meat, and 4,338 of milk. And that isn't all. The young lady will have have slept 65,520 hours, played 49,504 hours, worn 12,160 In clothing and outlasted around 7! pairs of shoes. If these figures are not enough, we offer an observation on one important aspect of the teenage girl's life that seems U) have been overlooked by the researchers. One father who was evidently not overly impressed with the Institute's findings, volunteered one additional bit of data. He allowed as how his t«n-age daughter had. Just within the past three years, spent at least 10,000 hours on the telephone.—Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. Fortunately, She Is Alive Fbrtunately. 3-year-old Cynthia Hardacre of suburban Baldwin Park, near Lc* Angeles, Calif., la alive and with her parents, instead of lying dead in some remot* spot—the fate of so many other children who have fallen into the hands of sex criminals. But little Cynthia was forced to endure V terrifying seven-hour ordeal because lenient parole authorities had turned loose on paroie—and on society—the sex offender who took her to a park nearly 30 miles from her home, where she Was found sobbinj but apparently not seriously harmed. Fortunately, but not because of any wUdom shown by the parole authorities, ihe waj found alive. It seems that it U taking authorities ail over our country a surprisingly long time to learn that sex offenders are highly likely to b« repeaters and that their offenses tend to become more and more dangerous, ending In many cases In aex as- s&ulti and murder. How many innocent children must be abused or die at the hands of auch vile criatures before realistic policies of dealing with thim after their first offends will bt adopted?—Chattanooga Newa- Fre« Preat. SO THEY SAY My mother-in-law was a eclekrated cook and I had lo ba as'good aa she was. — Mrs. Sibyl Schneller, contestant for "cook of year," tells why she learned to cook. * * * We prayed a little and cried a lot.—Twin brothers, Roland and Donald fcott ftf Birmingham, Ala., on being loet for five hours. * * ¥ In his home he (President Elsenhower) did not appear to be a president, but lave the ^impression of a »ood head of family. Nevwtheleaa, when nr discussed Idea* he cerMlnl; took the proportions of a great president, —PrenldeW Hits Battle Berrec of Urguay after meeting President BiAenhower. » » » In the year 2000, construction win be the nation's major Industry, the sun will be Its major power source, and the most Important raw material will be water.—Oor«.e R. Price, aclenc* connultant, IB u article "economic Frontiers In 300 A.D." To Keep the Twins Separated Peter Idson't Washington Column — AFL-CIO Inspiration Close By; Navy Is Seeking Secret Gears By DOliGLAS LARSES' aa dKENNETH O. GILMORE NEA Staff Correspondents WASHINGTON — (NEA) — If i the mess cleaned up he stationed leaders of the recently combined \ a waiter to guard the con trolls. AFL-CIO are worried "about theii I A few minutes later the aged future .all they have to do is walkj toy overheated and Joe was called a few steps from their brand-new j again to get it running, somehow, headquarters to find spiritual en-i In leaning over the table to try couragement. to fix It his tie flopped into the In the main auditorium of a shrimp cocktail sauce, and his el- neighboring building which houses bow knocked n tray of sandwiches fooling with it. however, making the j their annual concert. Afterward- train jump the track into a bowl i Australian Ambassador Sir Percy of caviar. When Joe finally gotj Spender treated the lads (a cock ' tails. That meant rounding up enough local female talent to keep the boys smiling. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) - Behind the Screen: You gotta have nerve — miles and miles of nerve — to wear sequined dinner Jackets and white theared beaver coats. But Llberaoe leo't the first Holly- woodsman to s»»P into the clothes- are - a - m«sw-splendored - thing spotlight. The l»te Tom Mix wore white cowboy suit* and drove around movie town in a white convertible with the horns of a steer mounted on the radiator cap. Onetime Hol- lyowod Great Francis X. Bushman wasn't lar behind either of them in the showmanship deportment. Aa a silent matinee idol. Bushman wore mink neckties, drove a purple car and kept US Great Danes around th< hone*. An* Instead at autographed photos he sent hll fan« silver teaspoons engraved with hla profile. Humphrey Bogart is putting succulent "Nuts" label on major studios' warning that stars with their own film companies can't find enough good stories U> go around and that the majors can outbid individual companies for top literary material. Says Bogie: •' 'African Queen' made the rounds of the major studios and nobody wanted to buy it. Burl Lan- comedy cutie since her click in "Guys and Dolls." She'll chirp, dance and allow her (ami with Cyd Charlaa* and Leslie Caroe, In MGM'a "Lea Girla." George Jessel is reported to be mighty unhappy ov r the chill given him by British ringsiders at the Savoy Hotel cabaret in London. The spot has been a jinx for comedians lor years. They love Robin Raymond's candor out at U-I. Every other actress after the second lenilolnt lead with Audie Murphy in "The Charles Russell Story" made it a point to rend up on the life of the western artist and to gab knowingly about Russell When Robin's time came up at shrugged "Chariea Russell? Never heard of the guy." the casting desk, she her shouldera and said: his long-time suc- chance to play This is Hollywood. Mrs. Jones: Garv Cooper confesses about a couple of "serious mistakes" he's made despite cess. He had the Rhett Butler role in "Gone With the Wind." with a percentage of the film's profits, but decided it wasn't for him. "And the other one." he winced to me, "was when I bought 2000 acres of land in the middle of Palm Springs caster's doing all righv' making! in 193J !or S18 an acre. I let most - • ' of it go because I was Worried his own movies and so are Frank Sinatra. Alan Ladd and John Wayne. You know something? The majors just don't want us rattling around loose making deals where we want them. But they asked for it when they let everyone go a couple of years ago. It was a shortsighted move." I can't recall Jane Russell ever being sued, but the word's out that Leo Genn will take legal action against Jane, Bob Waterfield and their Russfield company. Leo refused to do a roll in "Run For the Sun" for the Waterfields on the claim that the part was changed from the original script he had been shown. Britisher Trevor Howard replaced him but Oenn, it's said, want* to collect the salary that would have come to him he had played the part. Jean Simmons looks set aa a the U.S. Chamber of Commerce there Rre inscribed the Latin words: "Labor Omnia Vincit." Translation: "Labor Conquers All." Even the snootiest membei-s of this town's society aren't above cocktail party huckstering, it develops. For example, one of the most difficult cabinet members for a hostess to produce is Attorney General Herb Brownell. For social prestige, wealth and general grande dame atmosphere Mrs. Merryweather Post, former wife of once Russian Ambassador Joe Davies. is tops. Yet these two collaborated to throw a cocktail party to promote the sale of a book written by the famed New York City greeter Grover Whalan. It's called "Mr. New Yorker." The capital's most hardened party-goers admitted that the affair was a doozie. You can imagine what the book's publishers thought of It. From now on Joe Hess, maitre d'hotel of the Sheraton-Carlton, is going to stick strictly to serving the fancy food for which he s is famous and leave the party decorations to someone else. Planning a big holiday reception for the Association of American Railroads, he remembered a 17- year-old electric train which was stored in the hotel basement. With flash of inspiration he set it up to run around the bis buffet table. One of the early center of the guests began into a platter of friend oysters. To make it worse for poor Joe there were cracks about the toy train being symbolic of the state of modernization of U.S. ratlraods. One of the most extensive sal vage jobs of recent years is being carried on by the Navy at the mouth of the Potomac River. Navy divers are searching huge sections of the bottom of the water there, foot by foot, to try to find some secret gear and instruments which were on the new jet flying boat. Seamaster, which crashed a few weeks ago. Navy security officers are aboard each diving ship to grab and inspect any parts of the wrecked plane which are found. An engine, seat cushions, pieces of the hull and a hunk of the left wing are all they've come up with so far. Maximum security was maintained around the Sskymaster— mentioned as possibly getting atomic engine - from the start of its construction. There was even some question whether Britain's First Sea Lord Earl Mountbatten, could inspect It when he visited here recently. He did get a look inside and was obviously impressed with what he sow. It was a night young fillies in this town Will never forget. For once, demand for girls was ftt an all-time high — strange because the standard ratio here is two beautiful girls to one eligible man. First off. 80 members of the Yale Olee Club hit the capital for Simultaneously the Brazilian embassy entertained "70 eager midshipmen here on a nav^l visit from their Brazilian training ship. That put an additional strain on the available supply of diplomats' daughters and society lasses. What really turned the evening into a scramble, howver. was the Washington Debutante Ball which claimed some of the most stunning gals in the area. New Year's resolutions we have overheard at cocktail parties which are most likely to be observed: "I'm off dieting for the next year." "This going out of your way to bL nice is tor the birds. I'm going to be naturally nasty in "56." "Nuts to this smoking and cancer business. It's three packs a day for me next year." "Pretending to be a Republican has gotten me nowhere. From now on I'm going to be a Democrat." With senators and congressmen coming back for the new session beginning Jan. 3, there has to be a drastic revision of recess protocol. When the solons are gone congressional secretaries and senatorial administrative assistants take over Capitol Hill For example, the other day an administrative assistant stepped into what is usually the senators' private elevstor and demanded somewhat imperiously to be taken up to the second floor. "Third floor first. If you don't mind," said a man who had slipped into the elevator after the AA. The AA began to sputter until | he recognized the speaker as Sen. Irving Ivvps (R-NY). The rule is that senators be taken to their floor first. of the clubs, and you would wind up with only eight tricks. The correct way to draw, trumps is to lead your low trump from your own hand and play a low trump from the dummy! East can win the trick and return ft diamond, but dummy's ten of spades will protect you from all harm. You can return to your own hand to draw the rest of the trumps, after which the clubs NOBTH * 104 VQS5 WEST «<S3 + AQJ96 IAST «W987 « Kit » AJ96J +84 SOUTH (D) * A K Q 5 1 VA104J + K10 North-South vul. Sootk Wee« North laat 1 * Pass 2 * Pasi 2 e/ Pass 1 NT. Pan 3 A Pass 4* Paai Faaa Pass Opening lead— »1 the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service It It obvious from the surprisingly large number of letters on the subject, that bronchiectasis Is a matter of serious concern to thou- snads. One correspondent, for example, writes that her 60-year-old husband has been told that he has this condition but she is not clear what caused it nor what can be done for It. First, I should like to explain what bronchiectasis means.. This is a disorder of the lungs in which amall pockets develop which are likely to be partly filled with mucous fluid or other semlsotld material. When these broken-down pockets get large enough they will usually ahow In an x-ray film or can be demonstrated by special method*. They are arranged much like * bunch of grapes. Anything which results in a long- lasting cough such as a bronchitis or a chronic, sinus Infection may eventually bring on bronchiectasis. Once bronchiectasis has become established the cough r emu Ins; coughing often brings up heavy mucous sputum, frequently having a^foul odor. The first step In Ireatment is to see If the condition whlrh produced the bronchlectaMs Is still active and to use whatever means poaftl- bl< to attack the underlying cause. The medical treatment of fully developed bronchlcclntls has not been highly successful, at least until recently. Now, however, the use of penicillin offers hope to some people .with bronchiectasis, especially If the disorder is not too far advanced. The other method of treatment which 1» satisfactory for many of those with bronchiectasis, even when" the condition is advanced, is surgery. The part of the lung affected with bronchiectasis often can be removed by surgery pretty successfully and this has undoubtedly saved many lives. In considering surgery, ol course, the individual circumstances have to be weighed In each instance. Bronchiectasis constitutes » serious handicap to health and it can produce dangerous complications. It is better to prevent than to treat. Since It can come from so many different causes, • person who has a 'long-continued cough, regardless of what is producing It, ought to try to get lit the bottom of the trouble early and stop the difficulty before bronchieclasls can have a chance to develop. MAN carrying two cartons of beer plunked them down on counter in neighborhood frocery and ordered * quart of milk. "For the cat," he e«plkin«n disgustedly.—Tallahassee Democrat. VISITOR: Wliy does your grandma Just ait there reading the Bible all day.—Little boy: She's cram- mine for the finals. — Osalonls (N.C.) Ouett*. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Trump Play Keys Game By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NiiA Serric* Put your self in the South Mat for the play of today's hand. You might, incidentally, congratulate yourself on getting to the correct contract of four spades. If you had played this hand at game in no- trump, an opening diamond l«ad would have enabled the defenders to take the first five ttiets. West leads the deuce of diamonds against your contract of four spades, and East flntssM ttw Jack of diamond! to win UM first trick. East returns a low diamond to his partner's king, and returns a -hird diamond. It Is now up to you. What da you play at the third trick? How do you plan to iroceed? You must trump' the third round of diamonds, since you should b« worried about losing a trump trick later on. You cannot afford to tiv« away three diamond tricks tod also lose a trump. You must now proceed t« draw trumps In order to safeguard your eventual club tricks. It would b* fatal, howevtr. to draw trumps by laying down the three top honors. If you did so, you would then have to 'begin on the clubs. East would trump the third club and lead another diamond to knock out your last trump. You would to* unabla- I to get back to dummy (or U» rwt all be good. Incidentally, notice the importance of preserving dummy's ten of spades. If you waste this valuable card when you are giving up a trump trick. West will b« able to overruff the dummy when East leads a fourth diamond. When you give up the trump trick in this hand, you must play low from both hands! thai I couldn't pay for it." 75 Ywri Ago In Miss Patty Shane of Washington, D. C.. and Miss Martha Ann Porter, student at the University of Arkansas, entertained with a dinner par'y Thursday night in compliment to Miss Sara Jo Little. The Colonial Room of the Hotel Noble was the setting for the affair. Miss Betty Brooks Isaacs. Miss Mary Jean Afflick, Bill Morse. Joe Evrard and Warren Clark will go to Paragould tonight to attend a dance being given by Mrs. Wilson Smith. Municipal Court Judge Doyl« Henderson is confined to his home with a sprained right ankle. LITTLl LIZ A coreer womon i.s one who goei out and earns o man's salary instead of staying ot home and taking it away from him. JNUS A PSW YEARS ago the government was dyeing surplus potatoes so that they couldn't be sold as food for human consumption. Today, peelings of potatoes are being colored to give them a "new spring" look so that more potatoes will oe sold as food for human consumption.—Lexington Herald. IT WOULD BE a good thing if everyone realized that no government can do anything tor people without doing something to people. —Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. A FASHION designer says mother-daughter outfit* are "horrible". "Either the little glrU looks like a midget, or the mother looks like an idiot child."—Mattoon (HI.) Journal-Gazette. Money In the Bank Answer to Previous Puzzlt ACROSS 1 Silver coin 3 Mexican coin » Oriental coin 12 They used wampum for money IS Century plant 3 Simple 4 Natural fat 5 Equality . 6 Runs together 7 Tart 8 Estonian Island 9 Sore ISRomsn 11 Ascend 13 Hawsiisa wreath «.* 2* Ledger entry II Mend 14 Light M Opposed 37 Military Hfmniseloa If Italian eolas MRske 41 Compel* point 4JSoottisteep UCoflKhbtby buoy 41 Chopped pork Pennsylvania U Fronts M Italian town 45 Heavy elubi 30 French 46 Son of Adam summers 47 Operatic »oio 31 Allot 48 Blood 12 More certain 33 Regions 50 Urge 14 Russian lake JJO11 SI Roman ruler 15 Son of Jacob 40 Musk drams* S3 Valid 43 City la MHighwt** M Better MCravat IT Mouthwsrd M Unbleached NOwM MCepe tl Foot covering

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