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PAGE FOUR BI.YTHKVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JULY ZB, 19U THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS THK COURIER.NEWS CO. • H. W. HAINES, Publisher ' HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PBEDR10KSON, Editor FAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol« National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the pofit- offlc* at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act, of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, $5.00 per year, J2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations MEDITATION FOR- (Saturday) Wherefore I perceive that there is nothing t>ct-. ter, than that a m»n should rejoice In his own works; for that is his portion: for who shall brine him to see what shall be after him? — Ectl. 3:22. * * * No true work since the world began was ever wasted; no true life since the world began ever railed. Oh, understand those two perverted words, "/allure" and "success" and measure them by the eternal, not the earthly standard. — Farrar. Barbs BARBS FOR SATURDAY beht When it's your own fault that you are up against it, it's harder to go around. » * * A scientist postpones the end of the world 20Qbillion years. Now we can get our new house paid for. * » * A family of four is quite a problem—mother »nd dad and two to carry. * * » If you're broke, at least you can't lose money out of that hole you didn't know was In your pocket. *' * * There are seven ages of man and two of women. One is her right onel City Cleanliness Is Not Prime American Virtue An American lady author arrived in New York the other day after a trip to Europe, and ship news reporters naked her how it felt to be home. She uttered some sparkling rejoiner like "great" or "dandy" and one that high note the interview was about to end. Then she dropped a warm one. As sort of an afterthought she said that it was depressing, in a way, to come back to American cities because they were so dirty. Well, now, telling the average American that the old home town looks like a trash heap with streets is asking for trouble. And to imply that cities elsewhere in the world are cleaner is downright upatriotic. But the lady is right, By and large, our cities are dirty. Mtssily, depresslng- ly, unnecessarily dirty. By comparison, many of the cities of Europe are regular havens of hygiene. Perhaps the most celebrated civic cleanliness is in Holland. Both streets and sidewalks are actually scrubbed. And they look it. The familiar American IR- ttr just doesn't exist there. Denmark, Norway, and Sweden are noted for their civic housekeeping. So's Germany. And in France the Seine River, while one of the country's great commercial arteries, is a thing of beauty as it flows through Paris. Its banks are lined with stone set off by large and small parks and many trees. The Seine is a place where people go to stroll in the evening and sit on the park benches and show off their children, simply because its banks have been made one of the beauty spots of Paris. By contrast, an American returning from Europe finds himself knee-deep in swirling paper, fruit rinds, and all sorts of assorted garbage as soon as he steps off the boat in New York. And all across the country you find the same sort of big-city untidiness — weeds growing in vacant lots, refuse in the streets, pieces of paper blowing everywhere. This state of things was pointed up, shortly after the lady author committed her heresy in New Yoi'k, by two items, on the editorial page of a Cleveland paper, One was a leading editorial wistfully hoping that someone would do something about Cleaning up and beautifying Cleveland's lake front, which for year* ha* been a down-at-thvheeli «y«- sore of momimenlal proportions. The other item, a letter to the editor, bemoaned the 1'acl that parks were littc-rcd with the tired remains of many picnics and the park lanes sown with broken beer bottles. Whatever it is that arouses civic consciousness to the cleanliness pitch shown by the Butch, we ain't got it. We've got autos and air conditioning, and the Dutch ride bicycles and wear wooden shoes, but not for two minutes would a Dutchman put up with the general dirt and disarray of the average American city. Views of Others Where Is Justice? A reader sends us a slipping which we cannot trace, because he has forgotten from what magazine he clipped it. But the details of the article are interenllng enough to tell about. A preacher who had spent eight years getting; degrees from college and divinity school, took n post at $300 a month. His church ^rcw to the point where it needed a church secretary. She had eight weeks of business training and has to be paid $300. The congregation hastily raised the preacher's salary to $350. Tlfts was at least an attempt at justice. A laborer is worthy of his hire. An industrial worker rates good wages during his productive years and If he has worked lor a big enough company he may get a pension in addition to his socinl security from the government when his working days are through. The man who spends a lifetime working for the Lord and suffering humanity, if he works conscientiously, deserves at least as much consideration, although he seldom gets it. It has been suggested that clergymen of all faiths be covered by social security. This may or may not be the answer. Perhaps if congregations were to purchase annuity plans for their pastors the situation would be better. The matter is certainly worth the serious thought of all church members. — The Portsmouth Star. The Nuts in Brazil Brazil orders mental test for auto drivers. Tills will get rid of the Brazil nuts. They want to locate the crackpots before they crack up. Brazil has the Idea that many a guy who is driving an auto is off his trolley. They want to test his attitudes white he can still move. Brazil has a lot of coffee, but the Government is now going to look at a few more beans. With the rumba, samba and mumba, Rio even has dangerous pedestrians. We have some drivers who couldn't pass a psychiatrist, even on the left, They handle a vehicle like a veteran — of Pntton's tank corps. Tliry prove that a guy can have the price of a car, but not all his buttons. It's true that you don't have to be smart to drive a car. but it helps you survive it. Rto is the first place to Hurt so many drivrrs with a loose screw that it clrcklod to tighten uo. —Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. Dem Yankee Bums Only a few weeks ago sonic fans and n lot of the people who make their living from sports were demanding that the No\v York Yankees be "broken up" to give other teams In their league n chance at tile pennant and the teams in the other league a chance at the World Series- At that time the Yankees were on their way to winning 18 consecutive gnmcfl, and possibly. cinching the pennant at mid-season. Since thru, however, the Yankees have been bumped by everybody but a tram of sandlottcrs and have a losing streak half as long as their vaunted winning streak, But nobody, as for as we know, hns suggested that the Yankees be bolstered with some new players. Sic semper baseball. —Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont, Lost Count So mnny federal hand-out programs hnve grown up in the past 20 years Hint most people hnve lost trtick of the count long ngo. Thnt's why testimony that there ore more than 40 federal grnnts-ln-nid programs currently on the books is more than a little startling. — Pampa (Tex.) Daily News. SO THEY SAY She could have done better with the Marines — especially this one. — Marine Staif Sgt. Hugh E. Kidd, Jr., of Baton flouge. La., on learning his old girl was to marry an Army sergeant. * * * Government agencies have no regard for costs in seeing that their propaganda is adroitly explained. — Rep. Graham A. Barden, (D., N.C.) at North Carolina Press Ass'rt. meeting. * * * The Reds apparently have replaced their first team with many student pilots who lack the old razzle-dazzle. — Maj. James Jabara. world's first jet ace, preparing to leave Korea after second tour of duty. t * • We came to understand one another very well, &nd to appreciate fully the great advantages of maintaining Ihfi mutual friendship and close accord of our two nations. — South Korea's President. Synnman Rhee, on IrilM-prnblom talks with U. S. Assistant Secretary of StnW Walter Rob- "Well, Don't Just Stand There-- Peter Edson's Washington Column — Housing Administrator Has Different View of His New Job WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Former Republican Congressman Albert M, Cole of Kansas sat in his big, green, deeply unholstercd, leather chair, behind his great big walnut desk in the office ot the Housing and Home Finance a d m inistrator. Mr. Cole had been on this job for over four months, but this wfls his first Prtcr KdsoD press confer- He had called it to announce that was starting a two-months' ries of 'shirt-sleeve' conferences vith literally hundreds of people vho wanted to talk about govern- ncnt housing programs. The Elsenhower administration ad not advised him what its hous- ncj policy was to be, said Adminis- riitur Cole right at the start. So ic was poingr to have to study the whole question and then come to some conclusions. He would make his recommendations to the White i House next full, and then come up with tv protfVttm to present to Con- j gress next year. i In other words, this was to be the education of nnolhor new, top nppublienn olfic.nl. He would (?lve everyone a chance to talk to him— nil the record and in confidence. Public interest groups, housing industry groups, builders, architects, engineers, home finance men, bunkers, u n i o n labor leaders, church groups, find welfare workers. Mr. Cole oDservccl that he had certain prejudices in t the field of housing. But these talks would give people who c'isagreed with him a chance to do so. What lie wanted to emphasize was that the areas of disagreement might not be as great as some people said they were. He wasn't going to sweep aside everything that the government had done in housing in the past. But he wasn't going to take the old agencies and the old laws and try to carry on the old housing programs With the tools that he had. He wanted to come up with sg.mething new. Why Begin Study Now? A reporter asked the administrator why It was that he was just getting around to this survey now. He had been on the job five months, and this survey sounded as if it should have been the first order of business. What had he be doing all this time? It hadn't be<5n five months, but only four, Mr. Cole corrected. And he had been awfully busy In that time. First there was the budget for this year's operations to take care of. Th<ni there was the extension of expiring housing legislation to take care of and the half- billion increase in home loan insurance. Finally there had been the matter of raising the interest rate on Federal Housing Administration mortgages. That had taken endless conferences. The increase in interest rates had been only one- quarter of one per cent, up to a four and one half per cent maximum, but already the housing administrator has caught plenty of criticism for that one. In summary, Mr. Cole said he had been working from eight o'clock in the morning to six and seven o'clock at night, five and six days a week and sometimes Sunday. And he was just now getting around to making his general study of the housing situation. "Does the job loalt any different to you now than it did when you were in Congress?'' a reporter asked. ' 'It looks a lot different down here," said Mr Cole, frankly. Honest Confession Now this was a most interesting and honest confession. When Mr. Cole was in Congress, he was one of the most outspoken critics of government housing programs. He had a consistent voting record in opposition to public housing from 1949 through 1952, when he lost out in his race for re-election to Congress. He was ticketed as an opponent of government housing programs. His record was such that public housing; advocates tried to prevent his confirmation as housing administrator. But now,, here he was saying that things looked different when the responsibility was his. Mr. Cole explained this in more detail. In Congress, he said he had voted on broad housing policy as it was viewed by his constituents and his obligations io them. Now, as housing administrator, the decisions that cross his desk were more personal. They affected cities, the operations of building corporations, and the social and economic welfare of thousands of people. All this shows what a change from local to national viewpoint will do. It shows the sobering influence of responsibility. But If you want to know what the new housing , administrator's new policies are, you'll have to wait till next year. RUSSIANS claim they produce a champaigne In 42 days. There was a time when American home distillers could make six-year-old bourbon overnight. — Laurel \Miss.) Leader-Call Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— KxClu sively Yours:: Just like 3-D—first used by Hollywood for novelty shorts in the mid '30's—gigantic wide screen movies aren't new. The nation's theater screen's first widened out in 1929' and again in 1933. But screens soon went back to normal, because of confusion over the technique and because of the depression. Theaters just couldn't afford to install big screens and new projectors. Just like today there was no standardization. • MOM used 70mm. Real Life, in 192P for two Johnny Mack Brown westerns, anJ Johnny remembers "The film was as wide as my hand—and it was real pretty on screens 40 feet wide." In the same year MagnaSeope, now back in the news, was used on the. film "Wings" and Pox introduced Grandeur for "The B i g Trail." Paramount invented a 65 mm. film process whiph was never used. Four months ago Paramount sold this process to Mike Todd and a syndicate for proposed filming of "Oklahqma!" Like MGM Paramount now favors 35 mm. film that can be enlarged to fit any size screen, any theater. Despite the divorce, Eleanor Parker will star for her soon-to- be-ex-hubby, Bert Triedlob, io "The Untamed." Filar Palette, the beauty from Latin-America who may be the next Mrs. John Wayne—slipped quietly out of town to divorce her husband, an airlines executive . . .The off-and-on marriage of Ella Logan and writer-producer Freddie Finkelhofte is now mostly olf. Ella may sue for divorce this time. TY POWER RETURNS TYRONE POWER'S return to Hollywood from Europe for a one- picture commitment at Fox brought out the legal guns. Busy with his own film plans in Rome, Ty nixed the studio's please to hop a boat until threatened with a lawsuit. The Lill St. Cyr-Armando Orslnl divorce was lirst spilled here. Lili denied it to everybody but us.. Jack Backus insists a quickie producer is filming a move i» "Gorgeous Polaroid." Hollywood Isn't missing any chances to capitalize on TV—or to dish out subtle reminders that movies are better. The plot of U-I's "The Glass Web"—the title was inspired by your glass screens — revolves around a "Crime-of-the-Week" TV show, with a TV camera witnessing a real murder. But while the rest of the film Is In 3-D, the TV screen sequences will be In 2-D. Get it? The excellence of 3-D over flat home screens. Cameron Mitchell's In the race for the Mickey Mantle biography the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service Most people who are fat, or even only moderately overweight maintain thai they want to lose the excess poundage. No doubt this is true, but most fnl people seem more willing to talk about it than to cat loss. With exceedingly tew exceptions, and I mean hardly any at all, the cause of obesity is overeating. By the same tokt a n those \vho say they want to lose can do so by eating less. This is not ensy for the aver- ago overweight person, but it can bn done by the liberal use of will power and without the use of ilm^s. However, someone who really want? to lose should understand what foods to cat and how much. They cannot afford, to cheat as so many people do by little extra mouthfuls now and then which they just "don't count." The few pieces of candy or the evening raid on the refrigerator have been the downfall of too many reducing programs. The foods which turn into human fat most easily are ihe animal or vegetable fats such as butter or margarine and fat meat. The starches or r-nrbnhyrirnlr foods, too, must be cut down or eliminated if weight is to he taken off. In this RVOUP belong potatoes, sitirar and ccrr-als. tf foods such as thosp iu<j olim- Inated from the diet or taken only in small quantities, progress should be made. They can be replaced with lean meat, fowl, fish, vegetables and the loss sweet fruits. Follow Strict Hirt A rrnl sdent il'ir clir-t for reducing, howe\or. IV.UM !;c rulcuia- tcrt for each person by recording •ucfc tbia«a M h«ight, i gi| MX , and proper weight, and then figuring the calories which such a person ou^ht tn have. Then a strict diet in which the food is weighed j cun be worked out on a caloric ' basis and if the diet is really fol- j lowed, weight loss will inevitably I follow. ( Obesity has a bad effect on gen- I eral heallh; at all ages the over| weight person is more likely to die or to become ill with most types of disease than the thin person. The medical evidence is overwhelming and more and more doc! tors are insisting that overweight patients lose weight in addition to other Irealiv.fnts indicated. The first two weeks are the hardest, however, and the diet generally \ seems easier after one gets used to it. JACOBY ON BRIDGE | Third Hand High : Rule Explained \ By OSWALD .lACOnv | Written (or NEA Service "Third hnnd high," Is one of the lustrates this point. West opened the eight of diamonds, clearly hla highest card in his partner's suit. It should have been quite clear to East that the missing high diamonds were all in the South hand. Since South had the ace, queen and jack of diamonds. East could not win the trick by playing his king of diamonds. Nor could East establish a defensive diamond trick by playing his king of diamonds. This should be, a well-known position to an experienced bridge NORTH 25 A J 3 ¥C3 J 107 * 62 A 10!)37-t WEST EAST * A 6 5 4 K Q 8 7 V A K 6 5 V 8 4 2 485 • K 10 9743 * Q J 5 2 * N'one SOL'TH (D) A 10342 « AQ J * A K63 North-South vul. West North East South 1 A Double Pnss Pass Ope: Pass Pass Double 2 » Pass Pass ! lend—» 8 player. When you can obviously tlo your side no good by playing 'ilime-honoreri maxims of defensive | high, you should play low even I play in bridge. It is usually quite' though you happen to be third "correct tor tne third person who : hand. j plays to a trick to put up ;i Mill In this case East knew the rule card In order Id force out a higher out didn't know the reason for it, 'card from the last player. This Blindly following , the rule, he practice cither wins the trick for he played the king of diamonds at the third player or helps Io cstab- the first trick, Ilsh some other cart! for the leader South gratefully won the first or his ptu'tnrr. ! trick with the ace of diamonds, There is no virtue in plnyine, vashcd (he queen of ri i :imon(, : <:. and •, ..| |.~:.,| •--•• vvHrn 'ou see lhat (hen led the lack of diamonds, you cannot accomplish cither of i It didn't matter much what West UMM obj«cUv«. Today'* band U- (did on UM third round of Ui Dummy could discard a spade, and South was sure to save one ,rlck. The defenders could now Lake two trumps and two hearts, but only one spade. South thus got away with the comparatively inexpensive loss of 200 points. If East had played low at the Irst trick, South would have won with the jack of diamonds. He could then try, to get to dummy with a heart, but West would take his two hearts and lead spades immediately to prevent South from getting any discards. South would wind up losing two spades, two hearts, and two trumps, for ft 1063 of 500 points. being planned at Pox. MARTIN-LEWIS BIG HIT DEAN MARTIN and Jerry Lewis are still shaking hands — they cracked Danny Kaye's London Palladium recoriJ by 20 per cent. . . David Wayne and Pox have called It a day, and not too amicably. Now that Marilyn Monroe has finished "How to Marry a Millionaire," how anout Miss Wiggle Hips playing Bobo Rockefeller in » sa- quel titled: "How to HARRY a Millionaire." Ton! Carroll, a one-time Latin- Quarter cutie, gets her big movja break in KKO's "The French Line." She was the "other woman" in the "I Don't Care Girl" but landed on the cutting room floor because of story trouble. Shelley Winters will do the boat scene from "A Place In the Sun" in her nitery act at the Flamingo Hotel in Las Vegas. But the bulk of her loot goes to Don Loper for fancy-schmancy duds to cover the Winters frame. In Hollywood when you see « man carrying a couch Into a house, says Dorothy Shay, "you can't tell if he's a mover, a casting director or a psychiatrist making a house call." Mitzi Oaynor's chuckling over printed reports that she'll be married by the time she's 26. Now 22— and a steady with advertising man Jack Bean—she says: "I'll never be 26. I'll never b8 older than 25." Lana Turner couldn't bs unhappier about the new contract that MGM handed her ex-Latin lover, Fernando Lamas. Pals say that she was counting on the studio dropping him .Norma Talmadge, the silent film queen who's been ailing for the past year, is selling a million-dollar hunk of Hollywood real estate holdings. VISITING PARSON (to little boy) —If your mother gave you a big apple and a little apple and told you to give one to your brother, which would you give him? 75 Years Ago In Blytheville Miss Mary Ann Nabers. assisted by Mrs. Hugh Whitsitt, entertained eight of her friends with a bridge party yesterday afternoon »t her home on Walnut Street. Miss Patty Shane and Miss Martha Ann Lynch left this morning for Searcy and Texarkana. where they will visit relatives of Miss Lynch- Mrs. Allen Pickard has gone to St. Charles, Mo., to visit her sister, Mrs. H. L. Robinson. Aunt Molly Harmsworth say* that one advantage of a bit family is that you raise yotjr own baby-sitters, and don't have to depend upon the neigh- borr.' cb'Mren. African Dominion Answer to Previous Puzzle' ACROSS 1,6 British dominion, the Africa 11 Wireless 12 Architectural piers 13 Newest 14 Sharply 16 Blackbird of cuckoo family 17 Zealous 19 Recent (comb, form) 20 Tumult 22 Rocky pinnacle 23 Metal fasteners 24 Native of Denmark 25 Arctic gulf 26 Musical direction 27 Correlative of neither 29 Cdoking utensil 30 Paid notices in newspapers 31 Disencumber 32 Golier's term 35 Pronoun 36 Things don* <Q Ocean curtfcht 41 Separate column 42 Canine name 43 Peer dynt's mother 44 Demesht estate 46 Individual 47 Island in New York bay 1!)fror .ht ri 51 Musical siudy 52 Bay 53 Low sand hills 54 Book of maps DOWN 1 Muse of astronomy 2 this was formed from several African colonies 3 Fish 4 River in France 5 Recorders 8 African falcon 13 Rendered fat 33 Catalogued of swine 34 Form a notion 15 Surname 35 Male 18 Sailor (slang) 37 Nervous 21 Bridge disorder umtt^oi, 10,..«.! holding 38 Doctrines 7 Heavy blow 23 Plantigrade 39 Mimicked 8 Shoshonean mammals 41 Narrow ways Indian 26 Oriental porgy 44 Native of 9 Derived from 28 Poem ancient Media tan 29 is capita!45 Torn 10 Feminine of this land 48 Huge vat appellation 32 Stations (ab.) 50 Entire IS

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