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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, December 29, 1955
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fAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1955 THE BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT ooumn mws oo. n. W HAINH, PubUttur XAftRY A. HAIHB8, Hlttr. AwMaM P»l>Uib<r PAUL D. HUMAN. AdTertUlnc Uan*|tr Bok National Adtntldnf RtpnttnUtlTta: Wallaoi Witmw Co.. Ntw Tork, ChlCMO, Detroit, Atlanta, Ucmphto. Intend u ttcond clua matter »l tht pout- etflct »> BljtheTille, Aikanaaa. under act ot Congress, October I. 1117. Uember of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RAITS: I; carrier in the city of Blyhefille or «nj auburban town where carrier terrlce le maintained, 35« p«r week. By mall, within a radlui of M mllei, MM per year, $3.50 for sii month*, »3.00 for three monthts: by mall outside SO mile aone, »13JO per year payable In adTance. MEDITATIONS Mine enemlei speak evil of me, When ihal! he die, and his name perish? — Fialms 41:5. * * * Avoid that which an enemy tells you to do; for it you follow his advice, you will smite your knees with the hand of sorrow. If he shows you a road straight as an arrow, turn Irom it and go the other way. — Saadl. BARBS An expensive diamond a Chicagoan bo"«ht from a stranger turned out to be paste. Guess who was stuck! * * * Another bus held upl It's fortunate that doesn't happen as often as buses hold up people. * * * Whether It's the driver of the car or the pedestrian who's wrong" always depends on which one you are. * * # There's little credit to b« given to the person who hai to be sick before he'll stand up and take his medicine. * * * The New Tork baby bora with four teeth at kait fives his dad plenty to chew about. Whistle's About to Blow Soon congress -will be back with the Second Greatest Show on Earth, and the Government Printing Office, which printg the Congressional Record, will start coping with a flood of election-year oratory. Mixed in with the flood will b« action on legislation, some of it important. On the domestic side, 1956 may possibly go down as the year Congress decided it could no longer postpone doing something significant about the deficiency in the nation's schools and highways. It seema now to be » question chiefly of amount* and methods of financing. Bitter partisan battles may very well be fought, of course, over these issues. But the odds favor some kind of school and highway aid programs making the grade. There may also be new help to hospital construction and medical research. A health insurance measure is less likely, though it will be advanced by the administration. Social security may be extended to additional self-employed groups. The Democrats, controlling Congress, definitely plan to press.for return to a farm policy calling for 90 per cent crop price supports. The administration will fight to keep the present flexible system, but farm state lawmakers may defect in considerable numbers. In the matter of defense and foreign aid, President Eisenhower evidently is bent on asking a good deal more money than the administration first contemplated. On defense, the need is for an enlarged guided missile program to keep us in the intercontinental weapons race. In the foreign field, the problem is stiffer competition from a Russia now waging a virgorous economic and political war around the world. A substantial body of sentiment exists in Congress against any marked host in foreign aid, and it is not confined to the traditionally economy- minded minority Republicans. But here again, some partisan warring seems in- eivtable in the.coming year. Sensibly the lawmakers would wait until the shape of both foreign and domestic programs is reasonably clear before discussing a possible tax cut. But the Democrats want the initiative in this field, and they are not likely to wait long. Republicans, though just M eager to vote a cut, are expected to hang back until the budget picture emerges. All In all, many point* of party conflict are in prospect. Like most election years, 1956 should be a lively one in Congress. With a little luck, it may also be fairly productive for th» American Indian Papers, Please Copy The very name, Union of Soviet Socialist Republics, implies that a large amount of provincial autonomy is allowed under Soviet rule. But Supreme Court Justice William 0. Douglas is^back from a Russian tour to say it isn't so. Writing in Look Magazine, Douglas says the Kremlin practices colonialism in its Central Asian republics. He condemns them for "ruthless suppression of all nationalist sentiments and quick liquidation of all those who dare breathe a word of liberty." But he adds that 40 years of repression have not put out the flame of nationalism in that part of the Soviet wbrjd. We would like to suggest that Justice Douglas send copies of his comments to India's Prime Minister Nehru and other Asiatics who blandly assume there is no evil like Western colonialism. These gentlemen seem to need constant reminders that the men in communism's Moscow stronghold are not quite the humanitarians they profess to be. Nehru and his type act as if they believe that tyranny in new dress is somehow more to be trusted than old, , familiar repressions. Central Asia evidently is an antidote to that notion. Wonder if Nehru got a good look at it during his 1955 visit to the Soviet Union. VIEWS OF OTHERS Vacation Timfe You ought to take a winter vacation. Medical authorities say it. Most businesses are dull around Christmas time anyhow. Two vacation*, out in midsummer heat, and one in midwinter cold, are the cycle toward which we ought to strive. In actual practice it U likely that employers can as successfully stagger such vacation periods a* they now do on summer vaca- tloni alone. But certainly the winter vacation, even though It it practiced only by some, ought to be used. There are persons who work best In the heat of of summertime. Othen function beat when old man winter is nipping at their heels, keeping them hustling. Certainly the summer workers could more successfully use the winter vacation. There are definite diseases that welcome such winter vacations: those ot the heart and blood vesaelf, arthritis, many allergic*, and that badge of the executives, ulcers. If you feel best in the summer, take a winter vacation for it recreative value. If you're the over anxious type, split your vaction period in two and get away twice a year. If you're arthritic, b« sure you get the benefits of a warm day climat* during midwinter. Get a new slant on your vacation—it doesn't have to fall between Memorial and Labor Days. In lact, it may b« better for you (and your business, if you are an employer) If it falls between Thanksgiving and Valentine dayi. — Armarillo Globe-Time*. Keep Loan Firms Happy Let us consider the finance company. It 1* an organization with ready money that leU you have enough to buy a new car. You pay back the money in monthly Installments. Advertisements call them "easy monthly payments" for a reason that never has been quite clear. Now, If you do anything to Imperial those monthly payments, the finance company will feel sad and perhaps, a little hurt. There are various ways in which this can come about. You can develop amnesia or make a, large payment on your girl's Christmas present or lose on the stock market or drink too many sodas. These are rather common ways of making the finance company develop a furrowed brow and worry wrinkles about the eyes. But there is one more common still. That is to take the new car out on the highway and sec what happens when the accelerator touches the floorboard. This quite often results In your suddenly becoming dead. This makes the finance company doubly sad. It misses seeing your bright, eager face each month and U misses your dough. Be considerate. Think of the finance company. It wn« good to you. Be good to it and stay alive long enough to make that last payment.—Greenville (S-.)Piedmont. SO THEY SAY Only one who ha.i experienced so great an honor, and none la now living who has twice been governor of Kentucky, could possibly comprehend the mixed emotloni which fill my heart and soul. —A. B. (Happy) Chandler takes oath u governor of KenUicky lor second time. * # '* To sty or to write that this sort of man (Eisenhower) U now playing a guessing game with hU party and his country for n partisan or personal end in to ignore completely his character.—Kevin McCann, presidential ipecial aasistant, on whether or not Ike will run again. * * ¥ The Republicans want to take credit for tht sunshine but refute to take any blame for the rain.—Ben. Hubert Humphrey (D., Minn.) * * * If everybody U rigid and you Just have hend-on collUloni, there U no UH In having the U.K. — UM. Amba«ador Hrnry Cabot Lodge Jr., on 'i tttltud* toward n*w membtrthip. '. . . Who's the Fairest of Them All?' NEA Sflrricf, Inc. Peter Bdson's Washington Column— Leave it to Women to Add Spice To Sordid Business of Politics By PETER EDSON NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The ladies In politics—bless 'em!—are always adding a new touch to make this sordid profession respectable. The politics are sordid— that is—not women. The men politicians like to gather in smoke-filled rooms or at $100- a-plate dinners to show what big shots they are. But the women political volunteers carry their crusades right to the purer levels of Mother, Home, Fireside and Pin Money. The National Federation of Republican Women for instance, is now promoting a "Quiet Evening at Home" campaign to raise funds for the GOP. It was started by Ruth Parks of Pueblo, a sister of Colorado's Sen. Gordon Allott. Mrs. Parks is a member-at-large of the NFRW Executive Committee. But the movement she started is now said to be spreading. Under the Parks plan, women party workers go around selling tickets for this "Quiet Evening at Home." If buying a ticket to stay home doesn't at first make sense to you, It's just that you don't catch on quickly. The spiel Is that whenever people stay home, they save money. By not going- out, they don' spend it. So the pitch Is made to the family to stay home some evening. Only instead of saving the money, the folks are urged to give It to the GOP. People who save as much as $10 by not going out and then give it all to the Republican treasury get special tickets showing that they're "Relaxed Patrons." Isn't that cute? The Republican ladles also have a "Back to School" movement, and and "Operation Coffee Cup." They're trick names for 4000 Republican neighborhood round tables Mrs. Ab Hermann of Washington is trying to organize throughout the country. The object is: "To train women to be top-night sales- Indies for the GOP." Not to be outsmarted by the Republicans, the,Democratic women have also thought up a couple of nifties. One Is the "Read and Sew for '56 Club." A letter from Katie Louchheim, director of women's activities for the Democratic National Committee, says she'll be glad to send anyone full instructions on how to start such a club, A sample press release to feed to the local papers js thrown in for free. And for .good measure there's also a pattern for cutting out and sewing up toy donkeys. The idea, sp.ys Mrs. Louchheim, Is to bring together people who like to sew anc' make crafts. While read soothing articles to them from the "Democratic Digest." Then they discuss 'em. The donkeys are supposed to be sold. The money, of course, goes to the Democratic treasury. Neat, ain't it? The Democratic Ladies are also sponsoring "Teas for TV." (The difference between a Republican woman and a Democratic woman Is that Republicans favor "Operation Coffee Cup," the Democrats,! "Teas for TV.") Anyway, there's a theme §ong for singing at th« TVT. Words and music on request to pern. Hq., 1001 Conn. Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. Title: "There's Nothing Like a Democratic Dame." Purpose oi the Teas is to raise money for political broadcasts. Most Intriguing of all the'Demo- cratic women's activities, however, are the scripts for one-act plays to be put on before "Read and Sew" or "TVT" clubs. There'a one called "How to Ring a Doorbell." It shows Democratic women workers how to canvass a block for votes. It has a companion act, "How to Answer a Doorbell." That one teaches Democratic housewives how to heckle a Republican woman canvasser who comes a-calling. The Pulitzer prizewinner for all this political folk drama, however, is one called "Fashions for Fifty- Six." It takes a cast of six, with a Narrator to explain the action. The climax comes when the Narrator, over at one side of the platform, says: "Our latest Model Democrat Is THE Model Democrat —as she sees herself—A CRUSADER." And out comes — guess who! Eleanor Roosevelt? Margaret Truman? Nancy Kefauver? Mrs, Avere* Harriman? Governor Stevenson's ex-wife? Mrs. WoodroW Wilson? Nope I None of these. It's—this will slay you—it's Joan of Arc who strides forward from the wings in shining armor. The stage directions say she has a "Sword raised, eyes lifted to Heaven." Curtain. QUICK! the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service Among the highly practical problems is that which is brought up In the first inquiry. Q—Would It be safe to take a person who has an extremely high blood pressure to Colorado where the altitude is high? This person is susceptible, to nose bleeds and I am wondering if this would cause nose bleeds more often than at lower altitudes.—M.S. A—it seem to be rather generally agreed that low altitudes are better than high altitudes for mom people wlht extremely high blooci pressure. One would expect, also, that where nose bleeds were involved high altitudes might worsen the condition. There may be exceptions to this general rule but I imagine few doctors would advise a step such .s the writer suggests. Q—I am five feet two inches tall but when I am seated I am as tall as anyone of five feet eight inches. My legs are disproportionately short In comparison with my torso and I have recently roiul about limb stretching and wonder wheth er this device could be used to remedy my situation.-—G. A—I nm extremly dubious that limb stretching or anything oL you could do, (except wearing but up shoes) would-be of any value. Q—A friend of mine has been told that she has thyroiditis. Would you explain this please— Mrs, K.I. —This means inflammation of the thyroid gland which is one of the glands of internal secretion and which lies near the base of the neck. There are sveral varieties of thyroiditis and the cause and outlook for them varies as docs tho treatment. However, thyroiditis anyways calls for careful and complete medical studios. Q—Is it unhygienic nnd n method of spreading .bacteria to blow out candlti on * c*ke? Surely there must come a lot of saliva cascad ing over the cake.—Mrs. D.. A—No one could claim that this is an hygienic practice. It mus certainly be true that saliva and germs are spread over the cake's surface when the candles are blown out. This, however, is common and in spite of its unappetizing possibilities, I am not aware of any instances In which disease has been traced to this practice. (J—Could you please say some thing about the sleepless drugs which are used to keep people awake?—P.W. A—There are a number of chemical substances which are closely related and are sometimes used for the purpose of keeping people from falling nsleep. These preparations are not without effects on the human physiology and it Is probably inadvisable for anyone to take them with regularity. They are sometimes prescribed for special purposes and sometimes are used by automobile drivers when the risk of falling nsleep may be greater than any hazards from using the drug. Ordinarily It would seem wise to refrain from the habit of using them. LITTLf LIZ II o .girl con't hold her flgur* the fellows won't wont to eltrter. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Declarer Robs Self oi Trump By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service One of first tl.:ngs you learn. about playing bridge is the impor-! tance of preventing the opponents from ruffiny a.way your good tricks. It fs possible, however, to learn this lesson too well. When today's hand was played, West began by leading the king Erskme Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKIXE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) —Holly wood on TV: There's more than time change coming up on Drag net when it moves from 9 p.m. U 8:30 on NBC-TV Jan. 5. A Holly wood film cutie, Marjie Mllla will add glamor to Jack Webb "I'm a cop" "ife as a secretary ir the police building . . . "Skippy, 1 the character Jckie Cooper mad. famous in the movies, has ,beei cleared for a TV series by Agen Milt Rosner. Richard Eyer, the !a< in "The Desperate Hours." inherit: the home-screen role . . . The Jan. 5 edition of CBS' Climax wil' costar Clair Trevor and Pa O'Brien in "The Prowler." Insider! say the plot almost parallels tht Woodward case. Worldwide TV, the next big electronic goal, has been 95 per ceni clue to the future of "Wide, Wide World." Couple of teen-agers in a jalopy drove up beside a Cad El Dorado at a Hollywood Intersection, looked it over, then asked the driver: "Hey. Stupid — what question did. YOU miss?" Gents dreaming: up new sports for TV have come up with another new one—motorcyclists, ~ on Ice playing hockey. Next week: Tennis on pogo sticks? Acting lessons for Leo Durocher now that he's an NBC-TV actor executive and slated to emcee the first three Sunday shows replacing the Variety Hour? No slouch at emoting in front of umpires. Leo says he's leaving the TV acting laurels to wife Laraine Day. 'I don't want to be an actor," he told me. "I want to b« Leo Durocher." Jonathan Winters replaced George Gobel as a weekly TV star last summer but the bright new NBC discovery Isn't drooling for his own regular stanzas "unless," he says, "I can find a couple ol smart writers." As Winters sees it: "I don't think I'd be good in situation comedy. I need routines. But finding 'em Is tough. I've used 10 in two years and I have 10 new ones for this season. But 39 a year—wow!" Ethel Merman s hoping she's the Ethel Merman type if Hollywood gets around to filming her autobiography; "Who Could Ask For Anything More." Here from her Denver home for an NBC-TV show, she told me: "It's been discussed even to all the George Gershwin, Cole Porter and IrVinfc Berlin songs that would have to be cleared. But I'm sure the songs would be no problem. The big problem would 3e me as a teen-ager—but maybe ,he plot can skip those early days." But let's hope Hollywood doesn't skip the Merman story. What musical could ask for anything more? Dick Powell's Willie Dante character on Four Star Playhouse is leaded for theater screens in a big feature movie. Red Buttons, signed only for occasional TV guest appearances these days, opens at a Florida night club soon . . . Imogens Coca and Anita Loos will huddle about Imogene starring in "Happy Birth- rather wide margin. It was quite correct for South ;o ruff the second round of clubs, but he shouldn't have been in such a hurry to draw trumps. Instead, is should lead a diamond at once. This gives East the chance to ,ake the ace of diamonds and re:urn a diamond for West to ruff. The defenders then have three tricks but have no chance to win a fourth. There is no way for West get back to the East hand for another diamond ruff. The defenders get their one diamond ruff, but South makes his contract. day" as a Broadway musical . . . The Gale Sherwood slated for stardom on Max tiebman's "Cat and the Fiddle" spectr.cular Jan. 21 Is Nelson Eddy's night-club act partner. Robert Cummings answering printed criticism of his TV makeup: "It's the penalty you pay for th* three-camera filming 1 system. Sometimes you walk into a light where the make-up will show. But If that's all pople have to complain about, Vm happy." The show's rating indicates happy audiences. It's jumped from 17 to 27 in a year. Tennessee Ernie'Amazed Over 16 Tons By BOB jfHOMAS HOLLYWOOD (.-TV—If Ernie Ford had been born a few miles distant, the nation's No. 1 record might have been "Sixteen Tons" by Virginia Ernie. That's the thought for today. As a matter of fact, Ernis'a hometown is on the Tennessee iid« of the border city of Bristol. It's m good thing too. He probably never would have gotten very far ai Virginia Ernie. But as Tennessee Ernie Ford, his career is booming. It looks •* though his "Sixteen Tons" is going to be the biggest seller in recent history. Tm amazed by it all," said th» modest singer over br«k/a»t. "Nothing like this ever happened to me. I guess nothing like it ever happened to anyone." The astounding sales: over two million records in eight weeks, and the amount is still climbing. In 1949, hillbilly emcee Cliffl* Stone enlisted. Tennessee Ernla on tiis Hometown Jubilee TV show. That's when Ernie's career started taking off. He rumbled around in the TV and record world, then came to national attention ai Lucille Ball's counti y cousin on '. Love Lucy. For the past year he has been doing 10 shows a week, five on NBC-TV in the morning and five on CBS radio at night. He has been called a bucolic Arthur Godfrey, since he has much the same kind of voice and delivery. How did he find "Sixteen Tons"? He explained that he was abls to do a variety of songs on his TV and radio shows because he needed so many to fill the time. He remembered some folk tunes that Merle Travis, a guitar player and singer, had recorded. He picked 'Sixteen Tons" out from the sheet mvisic. I did It three times on tha show," Ernie recalled. "The mall response was terrific. Then I sang he song at the Indiana State Fair last summer. There were 18,000 jeople in a big hall and you could lave heard a pin drop. That's when I decided I'd better record it." 75 Yean Ago In Blythwilh Mrs. F. B. Joyner and children are visiting Mrs. Joyner's parent* and other relatives In Okemah, Ok- ahoma. tMrs. W. S. Johnston and daugh- er, Rosemary, are visiting in Ok- ahoma, W. H. Stovall has gone to Illinois. Mrs. Allan Walton entertained with an informal "open house" Saturday night for her daughter, Mrs. Berry Brooks, Mr. Brooks and aughter, Virginia, of Memphis, /ho were her houseguests. Weather Wise Answer to Pr«viout Puzzl* WEST A J 10 6 4 V83 »5 • AKQ8J1 NORTH 59 4 AK7 V 72 • QJ1086J *J6 EAST *Q8 V96S4 * A73 * 10 94 J SOUTH (D) A 953 2 WAKQJ10 • K84 *7 North-South vul. So«tr> Weal Xartk Eaat IV 2 * 2 • Pasi 2 V Pass 3 » Pass 4 V Past P»s» P"' Opening lead— * K ACROSS 56 Moistens 1 Falls in winter "Make t 5 Water turns to mistake this when It 5S Orgins of freezes S1 « ht 8 Frozen rain DOWN 12 Roman patriot i Lookover 13 Operate 14 Italian river 15 Shakespeare's 2 Church part 3 Siouan Indian 4 Miracles 5 Sultanic decree 6 Slice 7 Portal 8 Harbor 9 Seed covering 21 and then the ace of clutw. South ruffed the second club and prompt-] ly drew four rounds of trumps in order to prevent anybody from ruffing a diamond. Ht had his wiih, for nobody ruffed a diamond. When South eventually had to lead dlamondt, however, Bast took the ace of dal- monds and returned a club. South didn't have a single trump left to atop the run of th« ciuba, and tht •Aflult was quite embarrassing. He 'alltd to mak« hi* contract by a river 16 Pewter coin of Thailand 17 Contender 18 Required 20 Staggered 23^ha,der;™ 24 Embellish 27 Blackbird of cuckoo family 28 Body of water 31 Chattera (coll.) 32 Measure of type 33 Child's game 34 Buttle 33 Ripped 36 Solicitude 37 Fish eggs 38 Bitter vetch 39 Analyze a lenience 40 Weight of India 41 Rowing implement 42 Zodiac sign 49 Feels one's way 49 Tumult . 50 Pigeon pea 92 Bear 53 Gaelic 94 Drivinf command U Healthy (comb, form) 25 Pedestal part 40 Locations 26 Musical 41 One who leers instrument 42 Expanded 27 Ventilates 43 "Emerald 28 Asterisk Isle" 29 Organs of 44 Greatest hearing quantity 10 Arrow poison 30 Awry (dial.) 48 Implore 32 Foodstuff 47 Domestic slave 35 Year between 48 Capuchin 12 and 20 monkeys 36 Drink success 91 Air 39 Golfer's term (comb, form.)

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