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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILI.E (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1955 THE BLWHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TRI oomum NMWS oo. «/W. KAINBB. PubtMMT BAJWY A RAINB8, Hitor, AuMul ftbfehw PAUL D HUMAN, AdTertUtaif Utruf« Bolt Nttiontl AdTfrtlilnt R*pre««nt«tl?er WiUac* Witmer Co., Htw York. Cblctco. Detroit, AtlanU. Mempbta. entered w Mcond cUM nutter. U the port- ortict »« BljtheTllle, ArkaniM. under *et of Con(re». October I, 1111 Member of The AuocUted P»M SUBSCRIPTION RATBS: 87 Mirier to the city of Bljhertlle or »ny tuburbcn town where carrier wrrlc* It rn»ln- Ulned. 26c per week. By mall, within a radlui of 50 mllei, 18.50 per year, M.50 for six months, 12.00 for three monthta; b; mall outside SO mile lone. 112.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS For In him we live, and move, and have our belnp; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.— Acts 17:28. In their looks divine The Image of their glorious Maker shone, Truth, wisdom, sanctitiide serene and pure. — Milton. BARBS We're sorry to have to report that salted and clean-swept icy streets never reach to where you're going. * * * A klM hM I very Interesting w»y of fetttnf back to Its originator. * * * By now mother has her old fur coat out of the moth balls and iigures she needs a new OM. * * * An Indiana thief broke a itore'f plate -jla» window to get at some Jewelry and a Judge gave him xven rran of bad luck. * # » When it's midnight it's only t o'clock when two young people are really in love. Missing the Point Forty-six people prominent In religious, educational and cultural fields, including Mrs. Franklin D. Roosevelt have taken a step which suggests they may have misapplied the Christmas spirti. The 46 have asked President Eisenhower to grant a "Christmas amnesty" to 16 Communist party leaders currently serving prison terms under the federal Smith Act. That law bars anyone from from teaching or advocating the overthrow of the United States government. The signers assert that some of those convicted are elderly and ill, and add that their cases "were carried through in a period of the 'cold war' and in an atmosphere often marked by hysteria." The human compassion represented by the concern for the sick and aged is admirable. But the jails are full of such people, and only rarely are they freed for these reasons. ' The signers' real point would seem to be that the top Communists ought never to have been jailed in the first place. With this argument other reasonable men, not at all guided by hysteria, may take issue. The evidence adduced at the trials of the convicted Red leaders showed to the satisfaction of judge and jury that they were not mere political radicals but subversive plotters in the very worst sense of the term. It was demonstrated that they Were leaching and urging others to be prepared to spy, commit sabotage, incite riots and otherwise act against the interests of the United States and for the Soviet Union. They were, in other words, participants in a conspiracy aimed at the ultimate overthrow of American democracy. They were not "theoretical" Communists, nor simply Red sympathizers, nor duped persons who did not understand the party's purposes. They were at the core of the movement. To intimate that they were victimized by the excited spirit of the times is both to misread the testimony of the trials and to misunderstand the real nature of the Communist conspiracy. We in this country do not outlaw membership in the Communist party, nor regard such membership as automatic proof of conspiracy. The Smith Act does, however, provide a powerful legal weii- pon against the outright, proven conspirator. That is what th« courts have said tht 16 Communists are. Men who were teaching others how to blow up American electric power plants, seize radio stations and government buildings, and otherwise undermine our country in a time of crisis do not deserve amnesty at Chri*tm»* <* «ny othu ti Letters to The Editor— Dear Sir: As twilight is stealing over 1955 I have been deeply pondering in highest praise to God and greatful thanks to all benefactors, who striving together have made Jhis in my scale of thought the "apex" of the ages, I have made a careful inventory and am made to exclaim the words of the old prophet, "What shall I render unto the Lord for all his benefits toward me?" The answer is given by the loving Redeemer, "Render unto Caesar the things that are Caesar's and unto God the things that are God's." Allow me to single out a few of my creditors, my benefactors, the government, libraries, industries, institutions, agriculture, science, churches, newspapers, telegraph, telephone, radio, television, friends and lastly the Almighty Soverign of the universe. To these and many more !• am inestimably, and incalculably indebted. In conclusion, may I come right down to Blytheville and the immediate vicinity, and talk 10 you as a neighbor, a taxpaying citizen. Yes, thanks to you, I have a modest little home located on 314 Walker. The door are open, and a welcome mat is on the entrance. I am pastor of Beacon Bapitst Church located on 20 and Ash Streets, which is known as the friendly church. You will always find a welcome. Mrs. Johnson Joins in hearty thanks for every remembrance, the beautiful cards, present, and wishes for a Merry Christmas and a Htippy New Year*. Just this last word. No every day hasn't all been roses and sunshine. There have been the gray days with their burdens and cares. My care of our little church has been heavy, in fact I have never had a heavier load, but with the aid of loyal members and friends, we have patiently born them all. And with God's help we shall triumphantly finish our course. Mr. Editor, again 1 say thanks and success. Rev. J. J. Johnson VIEWS OF OTHERS 'Brokest' Nation, If a private citizen who was head over heel* in debt went around giving away borrowed money, he probably would be committed to an Institution for the mentally incompetent, or at least placed under the protective restraint of a guardian. Charity is altogether admirable, but some people cannot afford charity. People who are "broke," for example. And ui addresses in North Georgia this week, former Gov. Herman Talmadge of Georgia, who apparently ift getting ready to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by Sen. Walter F. Otorge, hammered home the point that the United states, which continues to scatter billions of dollars In aid give-aways among nations around the earth, is "broker" than all the rest of the world put together. Why? Because the United States is further in debt than ail the rest of the world. Declaring "there is one fundamental—if you spend more than you collect you will go bankrupt," the former governor said the only reason this nation isn't already bankrupt is ite power of printing money—money, incidentally, that It not redeemable in anything but more printed money. And Mr. Talmadge correctly added that if a cltlien tried to operate financially the way the Government does, he would be put in pail aa a counterfeiter. As former Oov. Talmadge pointed out, countries receiving aid from the United States have had balanced budgets, while the United States has continued to run heavy deficits, ma.kini our debt larger every year. The speaker said "115,000 people In 36 different agencies are giving away your tax money." And that, of course, is one of the principal reasons why it remains so 'imperative" that we continue to hand out foreign aid. Those 115.000 people have good Jobs and want to keep them. They are a strong force for continued foreign handouts so they will continue to be paid for giving our money away. But there is more to it than that. After all. the decisions to give away billions are made In the highest level'executive councils and are ratified by the people's representatives in Congress. All these high officials are well aware of the great indebtedness of the United States. They all know the give-aways increase this debt every year. Yet they continue to throw our borrowed wealth away. It looks very much as though, on this subject at least, the Government, were as unbalanced as a private citizen would surely be if he Indulged in similar financial irresponsibility. The trouble is, the Government cannot be restrained—except by the voters. And so far the voters have lacked the political insight and conviction needed to throw the squanderers out and put in office men who will protect the people. —Chattanooga News-Free Press. SO THEY SAY Gen Douglas MucArthtir la a very great man with a vivid appreciation of the fact.—Sir Carl August Bcrendsen, former ambassador from New Zealand to the United States, * * ¥ If you develop enough—or, should I any more —teachers, you are aulomaticnily developing more scientist*, more engineers, more thl.s, that, and the other.—Clinton Page, director of the Government Conference on Education. * * # We (U, S.) earnestly strive for some dependable system of limitation of nrmament. Until we succeed In such effort, however, we and our allies must constantly maintain forces, weapons and facilities necessary to dotcr Aggression large or small. — Secretary of State Dulles. * * * I believe that before we nr* through (InvesMgAt- Ing the Dixon-Vfltos power controversy) we may find « case of criminal corwpirftey Involving a number of hlRh-nmking persons.—Sen. Estes Ke- lauver (P., T*mu, Time to Be Indoors Peter Edson's Washington Column — White House Has Dickson Yates On its Payroll—Mrs., That Is By PETER EDSON ding about having a Mrs. Dickson NEA Washington Correspondent Y files in the White House west WASHINGTON — <NEA)— Wait wing executive office, right above till Sen. Estes Kefauver, his hound | President Eisenhower, dog investigators and the folks When people first hear her full down Tennessee Valley way find name, which she uses regularly, out about this. | they raise their eyebrows and There's a Airs. Dickson Yates | laugh, she says. But the razzing right on the White House staff andj seldom goes beyond that. the White House payroll. The spell-j Her story is that of countless ing is a little different from that I other gals from small towns who other Dtxon-Yates which the: have come to Washington to seek Eisenhower administration wishes | a career and maybe find a hus- everybody would hurry up and ' band. She has done both, and well. forget about. But the names come! She was Nell Lewis from Gas- out just the same over the phone. | tonin, N. C., when she first landed Mrs. Dickson Yates is a secre-! in Washington about 12 years ago. tary to ex-Cov. Howard Pyle of j She had passed Civil Service ex- Arizona, who is President Eisen-1 animations that qualified her as a hower's special assistant in charge secretary. She was assigned first of federal government relations ' to Federal Housing Administration, with the 48 states. then to Federal Civil Defense Governor Pyle thinks that his Services. Dickson Yates deal is Just wonder- During the war years, Nell Lewis ful. She was working in the White put in many an evening" at the USO House when he joined the stnff lastj near the White House, entertaining January. He's kept her on, and he ! the servicemen in town on leave. says he couldn't do without her. She's a good-lookin' southern belle, blonde, and with an accent that melts in her mouth. There has been considerable kid- One night in 1947 Dickson Yates came in. He wasn't in service then. Just cnniR in as a guest. They met. There wasn't any rush romance. Tt was several years before they were married. He's in the auto business In Baltimore. Dickson Yates was Dickson Yates before there ever was a Dixon-Yates, which came into being- in early 1954. It was shortly before this dea was made that Stanley M. Rum bough, *Jr., one of the founders o the Citizens for Eisenhower movement, was brought into the Whit* House as a special assistant to President Eisenhower. Rumbough needed a secretary Mrs. Dickson Yates applied for the job. When Rumbough resigned Mrs. Dickson Yates stayed on. Pyle let the cat out of the bag as to just how famous a personage his secretary was in a speech be fore the Federation of Republican Women in Washington. When Mrs. Dickson Yates was asked if it wasn't a little unusui for a gal from the southern, Demo cratic state of North Carolina to be caught working for the Republicans, she was quick to disa vow any political affiliations. "Oh! I've never voted," she said, "or anything like that." Erskme Jo/inson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSK1NE JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —CNEA) —Hangover Antldot s. Hollywood's best laughs of 1955: Shelley Winters told it about her ex-husband, Vittorio Gassman "He was a very emotional fellow He would grab me in his arms, hold me close and tell me how wonderful HE was." Andy Devlne tried to telephone his wife and always got the busy signal. So he sent her a two-word telegram, "HANG UP." Joey Bishop ad Jibbed it in Las Vegas hotel when a waitress dropped a trny of silverware: "Ah, something new in Nevada — Jackpot of forks." Dorothy Shay said it about a newly rich Hollywood couple: "They're so fancy the rings in their bathtubs are marked 'His' and 'Hers'." A movie starlet thanked Jackie Gleason for a kiss. "Don't mention it." replied Jackie, "the pressure was all mine." One Of The Happiest endings at the movies, Bill Ballance said, is "that last crunch of popcorn by the person sitting behind you." Edith T-.rry's explanation for Marilyn Monroe's fame: "Dolls with a shake in their wake always rate a double-take." Maria Turner was shopping for a sweater and after trying on several Vie clerk suggested: "Why don't you step outside and try one for whistles?" living room after ;. cocktail party and said: "No matter how many ash trays I leave around I still have to empty the rug." , Gordon Ma- Rae posed for some gag golf photos with a kangaroo and Inter commented: "The beast had ft better swing than Phil Harris." Rose Marie told about two drunks walking- down a railroad track. One said: "This Is the longest flight of stairs I ever climbed." "Yea," said the other, "and the lowest banisters." Jeff Donnell, who plays Alice Gobel on TV. met the real Alice and said: "You know, since becoming Alice I'm even getting better cuts of meat at my butcher's/' "Well," replied the real Alice, "I wish you'd introduce ME to your butcher. My meat hasn't been so good lately." Marie Wilson wondered: ."I wonder when they're coming out with an automobile that automatically shifts the blame." Not in the script: Arnold Stangrt "The reason 1 look the same now &s I did when I started In show business 17 years ago Is that my face was an antique even- then." the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Written for NEA Service procedure to be greatly dreaded by one who needs it. Since more of ML are living to order has saved the vision of count- middle age and beyond, it Is not] less people and is no longer surprising that many letters inquiring about cataracts are addressed to this column. Although cataracts do appear early in life occasionally. the arc certainly most irequent in the middle and la'.er years. The first symptoms of a cataract depend to some extent on the location of the cloudiness in the Ien,s of the eye. When this cloudiness j South Lets lies near the center of the eye it:,- — produces blurring of vision just a?. : FOGS UUC55 JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service when the , lens of a camera blurred, the picture taken by will be cloudy. Sometimes, however, n person Both North and South bid their with a beginning- cataract \v\ll t hands to the hilt today, and the complain of dazy.Hng lights, colored! result was a slightly shaky con- rings,, or floating shadows before' tract. Exchange the East-West the eye. : cards, however, and South would It is possible for cataracts to; haVe an easy time making the develop in both eyes simultane-: game contract. ousiy. j \viien the hand was played, Wesi In general, the amount of dis-' opened the jack of diamonds and turbance in sight depends almost, declarer planned his play quite entirely on what part of the len.s: carefully. His object w.as to make is affected and the degree of its good. For this reason, West re turned his last club. Declarer ruffed .n dummy anc discarded the seven of hearts. He next led a spade from dummy, going up with the ace when Easl showed out. Another round ol trumps put West ii once more. At this point West had to lend a heart for lack of anything else South had to guess whether West was leading from the jack or from the king of hearts. This wasn't hard, since West hac already shown up with 11 points In high cards outside of the hear! cloudiness. Furthermore one person who hits n cataract may hnvo only a Uttle trouble for a long the opponents do his guessing for him, if possible. Declarer won the first trick in dummy with the king of diamonds time and another may pet worse anc j returned a club. The kin^ of rather rapidly; this is bpcaii.se th( speed 01 the clouding of the lens differs from person to person. Generally, ftn early or beginning cataract is spoken of as "incipient." When it has become full gro.vn and is not progressing it is considered mature or "ripe." At present, the preferred treatment for cataract is an operation j Resulls are u.siially good. j Formerly, it was necessary toj wait until a cataract was mature, or ripe, before it could be removed and full vision restored. Nn\v surpiral methods are avail- clubs lost to the ace, and West continued with another diamond taken by dummy's king. Declarer next ruffed dummy's remaining diamond, cashed the queen of clubs, and 'ruffed his own last club in the dummy. This put him in position *o fines.se the seven of spades around to West's queen. West couldn't, aiford to return a trump, since that would cost him his trump trick. His only choice was between the heart and the club. After deep thought, West derided that South must have at lenst three hearts and that a single LITTLf LIZ able which often permit removal i cliscnl - d would thcrefoPC do him n o of H lens with a cataract on it at any stape. This represents a tremendous advance n.s it may save ninny years of poor vision. Thn general opinion is th.it there are no medical trei.lments, that is, drugs which, cnn be used to dissolve tho mnteiial which clouds the lens, and which will restore normal vision. This may come some day and promising work in this direction has been reported. What causes cataracts Is not understood, but certainly nge plnys a part nnri in some cases, dl.ibnrcs, occupation, injury, nr perhaps heredity. It Is not believed that eyestrain leads to the development of entaracts. (or thi* •><• dlt- The most poihctic character on earth is the lellow who tries wolf whistles throuqh his false teeth. NORTH * J873 VQ935 * AK7 WEST AKQ5 V J63 4> J 10 5 * A J62 EAST South 1 A 2 A 3N.T. Pass VK42 « Q9632 49875 SOUTH (D) 4 A 1094 2 V A107 » 84 + KQ10 Neither side vul. Wesl North East 2 t Pass 3 A Pass 4 * Pass P.iss Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4> J suit. If West had also held the king of hearts, he probably would have taken some action during the bidding. Por this reason, South played a low heart from dummy, thus trapping East's king of hearts. The contract was fulfilled by catching West in two successive end plays. IT WOULD BE wrong to regard the electric lights as replacing older forms of lighting. Rather, what it chiefly replaced was unllghted streets and roads and the habit of going to bed at dusk. — Amarillo (Tex.) Globe-Times. MULES don't seem to have t soul, like A dog or a horse. Poets write pretty verses about horses and dogs and even cows, but I've never read a poem about a mule. In lact, if anybody does write one, I'm not going to read It. -^ Thom- asvllle (Ala.) Times. A movie star was asked to appear on the TV show. "Where Were You?" to recall events of 1937. "Loofc," growled the actor, "I don't even remember where I was last night." George Burns gift suggestion for avid readers who have everything was "A jar full of wet thumbs." One housewife said it to another: "Have you seen 'The Long Gray Line'?" "No," replied the other, "but Mrs. Jories has one in her back yard every Monday morning." Intrigue at a Hollywood night club: Customer to head waiter, "I'd like a table for two for one." A wedding chapel in Nevada reportedly put up a sign reading: "Drive-in marriage service. We marry you in your car. Please blow horn." All of Hollywood's divorces and marriages gave a TV producer a I wonderful idea for a movietown quiz show. He titled it: "Who's Your Spouse?" At The Reopening of the swank new Perino's, someone said: "Her decollete Is fascinating. She always looks like an out-of-gown guest." Diana Brewster looked over her 75 Years Ago In B/yt/»ew//e~ Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Coppedge. Miss Caroline Pride and C. C. Councille have gone to New Orleans to'attend the Sugar Bowl game, Mrs. W. A. Stlckmon Is spending this week in Memphis visiting friends. Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Zachry and children have returned from Locksburg, Ark., where they spent the Christmas holidays. Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Lowery and son have returned to Chicago after spending some time here with Mrs. Lowery's sister, Mrs. Hunter Sims, and family. After Delay, Edgar Bergen To Try TV By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD Ifl — Edgar Bergen, who confesses "I'm the fellow who said comedians should not be on TV every week." starts a weekly TV show next Tuesday. Thus ends the longest and oddest holdout against regular TV by a top radio star. While his (ellow comics all leaped Into the new medium, Bergen had steadfastly refused to follow. This was strange since Bergen was: The first president of the Television Acadmy; The first star of a coast-to-coast network (before transcontinental TV he appeared on film on 43 stations for Thanksgiving and Christmas); The first comedian to put his show on film; The first producer to film before an audience in bleachers. Despite his early foray into TV, Bergen declined to do anything but an occasional guesting. But his new show Do You Trust Your Wife?, starts Tuesday on CBS after the $64,000 Question. He told the reasons for his succumbing: "I had two ideas about television. Tor one thing, I didn't want to be on more than once a month. And my Idea for a show was to take Charlie and Mortimer to foreign lands. But sponsors didn't want a monthly show, and they said my idea was a travelogue. "What they were buying were comedy shows and quizzes. So I'm giving them a comedy quiz." It's a filmed show, made at NBC, of all places, in the same studio that Groucho Marx uses. The format is not dissimilar from You Bet Your Life, but the stakes are higher. Edgar wil 1 interview married couples with the aid of Charlie McCarthy, Mortimer Snerd and the bachelor girl. Effie Klinker. This allows the dummies to insult the contestants, and Bergen can make them apologize. It seems a more graceful gimmick than that employed by Groucho. whose rough treatment of contestants sometimes riles viewers. Happy Holiday! Answer to Previous Puzzi* ACROSS 1,4,9 Tonight is 3 Tomorrow starts a new 4 Leaven 5 This is the - of 1955 6 Augment 7 Regret 8 Wait on table 9 Sea eagle 10 Swerve 11 City in The Netherlands 19 Worm 27 Rip OUR TAXES are the price we Americans pay for freedom, says Sen. Mike Mansfield of Montana. Ant) frcdom, obviously, is a solid gold something enmistrrl with precious stones. — New Orleant ItlUl. 12 Before 13 Clothe 14 Crimson 15 Bind 16 Viper 17 Born 18 Pieces out 20 Contender 22 Pigpen 24 Wager 25 Entangles 28 Compass point-Jp-'; 30 Pitcher ,, _ . 34 Merrymakers ™ ™". or . . prevalent" De < eated tonight 25 , y ° ur 35 African worm „ "solutions 3fi Brazilian 26 Range macaw 31 New Zealand parrot 38 Land parcel 39 Clamp 40 Auricles 42 Individual 43 Harem rooms , 44 Stitch 48 Burmese wood sprite 48 Salamander 50 Steals 93 Metal 54 Treasure 58 Fairy fort «0 Social insect 61 Muse of poetry 62 Table scrap 63 Driving command D E 29 Presently 31 Baton 32 Assam silkworm 33 Knocks 41 Mariner's direction 43 Siouan Indian 56 River in 45 Anesthetic Switzerland 47 Zeal 57 Route (ab.) 48 Number 59 Female saint 49 Grafted (her.) (ab.) 51 Horns and whistles will tonight 52 Forefather 53 Label 55 British money of account 64 Most unusuil 6J Tiny DOWN . 1 Seine IGrwtUkji MW,W"