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PAGE EIGHT ELYTIIEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLK COURIER NEWS TOE COURIER NEWS CO. H, W. RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. TREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, 'Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at th« poit- offlce at BlythevlUe. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or anj suburban town where carrier servlcs la maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius o( 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall out-side 50 mile zone, $12.50 per ye»r payable in advance. pit prodded Into reading by TV m * y develop broader reading: habits. Those who won't allow themselves that much hope may at least accept the Washington librarian's report as consoling proof that the human eyeball still seems adaptable to the printed page. Even that is something to cling to. Stuck Whistle Meditations And I heard another out of tlie altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy Judgments. — Rev. 16:7. * * * God's Justice is a bed where we Our anxious hearts may lay And. weary with ourselves, may sleep Our discontent away. Barbs Lota of kids step right Into dad's shoes — when he gets tired of them. » * * A Massachusetts man has a clock that ha« run for 22 years without his fixing it. That's probably why U still runs. * * • Over 5,000,000 pairs of glasses are sold annually In the U.S. It would seem that more people woull be able to see the bright side. * * • Many people who claim they tell only little white lies are color blind. * • * A Toledo woman asked police to locate her husband who had been missing for two years. Some people are so impatient. Librarian Sees No Threat To Reading from Television We all remember how the coming of radio was supposed to have sounded the death knell of the phonograph-record business. Exactly the reverse took place. The record industry is now doing a colossal business. In recent years, the sale of cheaper long-playing records lias had something to do with this, especially in the classical music field. But it was a well-established fact a decade and a half ago that radio, far from killing records, created a vast new appetite for them. • With the advent of television, the same grim prophecies were made about tht future of magazines, books and other reading matter. Reading would become, a lost art, said the forecasters. Comedian Fred Allen predicted TV would breed human beings with eyeballs as big as grapefruit, fit only for looking at 20- inch screens. But again, perhaps the gloom is unwarranted. It's certainly early to tell. Yet the librarian in Washington, D. C. believes TV is causing more people to read than evtr before. He finds a direct link between subjects and books discussed on TV programs and interest at the libraries. Demand seema to rise when discussion waxes hot. In the capital, naturally enough, information about issues of national import is most sought after. Fiction tends to fall by the wayside, except when people hear that a certain TV play is based on a novel, and they they rush to read it. Washington's librarian has a notion, however, that the lessened interest in fiction is due in considerable part to the lack of good novels. However that may be, the simple fact remains that the use of public library facilities both in Washington and the nation is growing. ^ ^The evidence probably is not yet sufficient to impress educators generally that TV is going to have the kind of stimulating effect on reading habits that radio had on the country's music-listening habits. The real test, obviously, is whether people are stirred to read, not just the specific, limited topics mentioned on TV programs, but in wide, exploratory circles of their own making. That sort of self-starting curiosity goes with real reading. lt'« fair to hop*, howtvtr, that p*o- Impy Knows Rules Three of the five Democratic county leaders in New York City pulled a bit of a surprise when they endorsed Mayor Vincent Impellitteri for re-election. Impellitttri jolted all the regular leaders three years ago when he won as an independent candidate in rebellion against the organization. Nobody thought he had any friends any more. But this sudden resurgence of interest in Impy doesn't mean the boys have now discovered the makings of a great mayoralty record in his three years of ribbon cutting. It's just that they know what he will do — nothing at all. His two strongest and most appealing rivals, on the 1 Democratic side, might get out of hand. And there is nothing more disconcerting to a political leader than a candidate who inissts he will wield power according to his own lights. With Impy there's no worry. He knows and accepts the age-old ground rules. Views of Others WEDNESDAY, JULY 29,1958 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD^ — (NBA)— Bounc- | Ing their money: "You shouldn't _ ,,.»».. r,...i_ __.,. . . . ing Betty Hutton, who has bounced back into the spotlight "Doing What I Was Born to Do" with the greatest one-woman act ever seen in show business, blamed Hollywood today for keeping her "out of touch with the people." Wringing wet after an hour of singing, yelling, clowning and hoofing at the Desert Inn to the greatest applause I've ever heard in a night club, Betty grabbed a towel, tightened the belt of a terry cloth robe and said: "After 12 years in front of Hollywood's cameras I was out of touch with the people. You lose greatness on the screen by not appearing be/ore live audiences. "I lost everything while I was at Paramount. I didn't know it was happening but I'll never let it happen again." The way Btlty jams every ounce of her energy into her performance, it's no wonder she collapsed from a combination of the heat and physical exhaustion and is in the medico's hands. She really "gives her all." Warming up for a Sophie Tucker filmbiography since leaving Paramount a year and a half ago, Betty has been an "In Person" star at theaters in San Francisco, Portland, Seattle. New York, London and the GI's in Korea. But it Wasn't until Betty opened ~ brought it with you because you're not taking It home." POWER OF TV THE power of TV has brought Milton Berle, Dale Storm, Herlv- Shriner and, next month, Red BujMI tons to the plush Las Vegas hotels': ' But it wasn't in the role of Little Margie that Gale launched a storm of calls for tables at the Thunder-] bird after the word got around. She steps right out of character'; and into a sparkling special ma- 1 terial singing routine. "I'm an Old- ! Fashioned Girl" tells of her career 1 in the movies, of operas to westerns, and then it's: ( "They can have their Cine- rama, j And ignore this third dimen- i sion, Television is here to stay." Desert Inn here that she The Tuckers, the Jolsons Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Brevity, In Names The man on the copy desk has more fun than anybody on a newspaper, in our opinion. Also he has more headaches. Our view comes about by the fact that we have been more or less closely tied to the copy desk end of a newspaper for most of our career. Making names and other things fit in headlines Is what gives the copy desk man a frequent fit of temper and an occasional tantrum. Headlines have to fit in an alloted space. The bigger the type, the less the word count. When a headline writer Is allowed the privilege of referring to the president of the united States as "Ike," "PHD" or "HST" It isn't too bad. But how about that name Hammarskjold? He's the new secretary-general of the United Nations and he replaced another "easy" headline name, "Lie." But how in heck are you going to get that name Hammarskjold in a headline type that won't take more than 12 units? the copy desks of the nation ask. We don't know, but we thought the Wall Street Journal came up with a cute little ditty on the matter, which we quote: ' Copy desks are desperate For Headlines brief to start A name not as condensible as Ike or FDR — Trygve Lie was.easy but Brave Hearts are being chilled In the struble to abbreviate UN's Dag Hammarskjold.'"' We Just hope It doesn't come out "DAG," but don't be surprised. —Sherman (Tex.) Democrat. Plans for Power Project Pushed Through Federal Power Agency A Pat On The Fuselage Let's forget the aces, double aces and triple aces for a moment, and drink a loast to the host of hot aircraft that woosh across the Asian sky _ the Sabre Jets. Ever so often some blrdmnn comes along and says the MIG-15 can out-maneuver or out- climb or oulshoot the Sabre, that superior technique on the part of American pilots Is the main reason for U.N. nlr supremacy in Korea. But look at the record. A few weeks ago Vern Haugland, the AP's aviator editor, totted up the record on u. S. jets vs. Red MIOs. since the Korean War started, American pilots consistently have shot down several times as many planes as they lost. The ration Increased, as newer Jets went into battle. At latest count 11 Red planes were destroyed for every allied plane lost in combat. And recently the U. N. airmen hung up the best record so far in the war. Fifteen enemy planes were lost. Not one U. N. plane went down. Okay, so u. s. airmen are still the cream of the crop, as the old recruiting posters used to say. But records like these aren't made unless they're strapped to superior aircraft. —Charlotte (N. C.) News. WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Ped- j era! Power Cnmmlsion handling of the controversial Idaho Power I Co. application to develop three Hhel's C a nyon dam sites indicates a determination lo get tis business settled as soon as possible. There is apparently some hope it will be a forgotten issue by the time the 1954 elections roll Prter Edsop around. Hell's Canion on the Snnke riv- I er—a main Columbia basin tributary on tho Oregon-Idaho lini I doesn't make big news in the East and South, but it is strictly front- page stuff in the Northwest. Tho case has much more than regional intovest, however, for this is the key to ail Elsenhower administration policy on the private power company vs. public power Issue. Proof of this is found In the fact that bi? private power interests have eiiierecl the case as in- tcrveners. This means they become party to the action to protect their alt-ged interest therein. Pacific Power and Light, the big Oregon utility, has moved into the case becau.se it hopes to buy power from the Idaho company if it Is granted license to build the three dams. Representatives of Electric Botul and Share, one of the biggest utility holding companies of America are present. And so are repre- srntativcs of the National Asocla- tlon of Electric companies. These facts are taken as an Indication of the Importance which the private power industry puts o: the Hell's Canyon decision. Held Before FPC Examiner Curent healings on the case are not being held before the full Fed eral Power Commislon. They are being held before an FPC examiner, Willam J Costelo, an old hand at this busines. Examiner Costello will hear al the evidence and make a finding of fact. This Will then be reported to the full federal Power Commission, which will issue the final decision on whether Idaho Power may begin construction. The opposition to the Idaho Power application Is pitifully weak. A National Hel's Canyon Asociation, headed by J. T. Marr of Portland. Ore., has b>;en formed in the Northwest to support public power development of the Snake. The asociat'on is long on numbers of people, but short on cash. It has the backing of Northwestern Grange, Farmers' Union, A.F. of L., C.I.O., some public utilities districts and local co-ops. In Congress almost their supporters are independent only Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon and Rep. Oracle Pfost. Idaho Democrat, who campained and won on this isue ast election. Senator Morse's influence in Congress today can't be described as being at any peak What the Hel's Canyon Association wants Is a single, high dam milt by the lederal government in )lace of the three dams built by Idaho Power This Is in support o"f )lans made by Department of Interior with Truman administration approval. , The new Secretary of Interior, former Gov Douglas McKay of Oregon, walked out on these plans in May by withdrawing- his main argument was that there was no use asking Ccmgres for money to build the high dam und'er present federal budget and tax conditions, while Idaho Power was willing to spend its own money for similar though smaller projects. Charge Railroading The Hell's Canyon Asociation attack on the -Idaho Power appli- at the joined and the Cantors with an act to remember in the show worlo's hall of fame. "I needed ihose shows In Frisco and Portland and Seattle," Betty told me. "I *as rusty, out of touch. "Now I know why my first boss in Hollywood, Buddy DeSylya, made me brpak In all my songs' A delightful surprise on the same show with Skelton is 16-year-old Anna Maria Alberghettl, who leaps from grand opera to an oomphy "Your Cheatln' Heart." Anna Maria's option at Paramount bounced^ when the stuaio switched affections'* tp Eosemary Clooney as its star— 1 but there's still Stardust—and plenty of it—in i>nna Maria's hair. I Spike Jones, introducing one his mad musicians for a solo the Flamingo: "He worked with Horace Heidt until he turnnd professional." Overheard in one of the casinos: "So I took the $500 and ran it up to five figures—all zeroes." at the Hollywood were great and I Canteen. They was great be- Is that the present hearings cation before Examiner Costello are being railroaded through in violation of Federal Power Commision and Administrative Procedures Act regulations. Principal basis for hese charges is that the Idaho ower application is not complete s to authorization, financial and enginering data, as required. ,, FPC Counsel John Mason re-' )lied to this that the regulations vere burdensome and should be tanged. Examiner Costello there- jpon overruled the complaint mo- ion on the grounds that the regula- ions were unrealistic, and that ong proceedings would have to be voided. This is taken as an indication of ull-speed-ahead orders to get the matter settled quickly. Earlier, the Hel's Canyon Association had asked for a 90-day postponement to prepare its case against, the Idaho Power application. Though the matter has been under discussion and subject to numerous de- cause they were audience-tested. It's something Hollywood has forgotten." The Hutton-tot screaming out "Murder He Says" and "Y o u Can't Get a Man With a Oun" is expected. But when she sings a love song like "They Say" and closes with a tear-stinging "I Believe," the roof collapses. OTHERS BURNED ALONG w.'tb Betty, other movie stars whose talents reportedly were burned out in celluloid are proving that Hollywood can be wrong. Red Skelton, at the Sahara, doesn't have a night club act. He's just Red—faling down making faces, laughing at himsel and throwing off quips. But that's enough for the cus tomers. His puzzler's gin routine hasn't changed in 15 years and by now it's a classic. A few months ago Red told me he'd never play a night club— "I'm just not a saloon comedian.' Then Las Vegas phoned and— "At what they're paying me I'd play a Chic Sale," he grinned. With SKO signs for the regular Sahara shows, Red sees to it that all the customers are happy by howling it up around the gaming tables in the casino. To a tourist: "If you >vere a little paler you'd look like one of the owners. To an aged couple: "I bet you're celebrating you. Golden Divorce." To a group count- A GIRL like a peach IB supposed to represent the acme of feminity —this we can't deny—but the first peaches we received this season were yellow, knotty, wormy and fuzzy all >| over. Maybe we should wait a little m later to make a comparison, ai the-1| crop might Improve.—Omega (Ga.) News. THERE 13 A LOT of wind this year, considering it's an.off year in.,-. politics.—Elizabethtown (Ky.) News. lays over the past six years, Examiner Costcilo. ruled against any further postponements. No other obstacle is now in sight to prevent granting of the Idaho Power application. the Doctor Says— Bj EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written for NEA Service they can bid as harder than the The mother of today is safer In childbirth and less likely to suffer sovnrely than ever before In the hisiory oi the world. er Justified. Fear Increases pain Pear itself lends to increase the [pains of labor, and consequently, Only 75 years ago child-bearing I "'e establishment of a calm ap- SO THEY SAY Russian Press is demanding larger TV screens. The people can hardly be that anxious to see all of Malenkov at one time. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. * » • The laziest, yet most enterprising, fisherman we've heard of this season trades with the neighbors to dig his worms on halves. — Bartow <Ga.) Herald. * • * Agitators for establishment of a third major baseball league overlook the fact that there are already three. The American League. The Nation«1 League, and the New York Yankees. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. * * * Among the brilliant assembly »t the Writer's Tea w»s the author of "How To Save On Your Tixes." He Is now working on a sequel entitled: "My Five Ye»r« At Tht Penitentiary." — Lamar (Mo.) Duron*. wns a risky business: childbed fever was widespread and highly fraul. blood transfusion which now siives .so many lives was non-existent, and Caesarean section was too d.inacrous to contemplate. Today, in the United States, fewer than two mothers die in each tht.usand deKveric.s. and this can be e-ven furtner reduced as facilities are extended. Not so long ago most babies were born in the home. Today more than four out of live arc born in a hospital, and this ratio is evi-n higher in the cities. Tills change is partly responsible for the great improvement because many safeguards have been built up in good hospitals for maternity c.ire, and, obviously, hospitals and their facilities can offer aid in em- iraencles of many mothers. j this is particularly true, perhaps, for blood transfusion which can be given promptly in a hospital for all bleeding In delivery which formerly took so many lives. Equally gratifying has been the great improvement in the results of Caesarean section, that kind of operative delivery in which the baby Is taken directly from the womb. The methods of performing this operation and the skill with which It Is done have so improved hat in many places thousands of operations have been reported without a single death to the motli- . But It Is not only in saving the Ives of mothers during childbirth hat progress has been made. The lalns of giving birth have through II history been viewed with vary- ng amounts of drend as the date anriroa<±»d. Tali fear li no long- proach to this natural event is to be cultivated by both prospectiv mother and physician alike. In creased recognition to abolishin tenseness as labor approaches i one of the advances of recen years. But today, also, the mother in chi'nbirth does not have to rel> on calmness and fortitude alont since many excellent methods o, reducing the pain are available It Is not necessary for the mother to try to select her favorite pain reliever as the result of gossip be cause several methods are almost equally good and the physician in charge/ of delivery can suit it to the occasion and his own experience. > JACOBY ON BRIDGE National Contest 1 Shows New Plays By OSWALD JACOBY Written lor NEA Service The contract bridge national championship-: are usually held In the eastern part of the country, which makes it difficult for players who live west of the Rockies. This year the Summer National Championship will be held In St. Louis, and a strong contingent Is expected from the Far West. Despite the difficulty of distance, the game Is fundamentally the' same In all parts of the country, nrlase players who live west of the Rockies aim to demonstrate next week, la tie national cbam- [ plonships, that hard and play easterners. Today's hand, played by Dan Vv'esterfield of Phoenix, Ariz., ma g've you some idea of the type c bridge they play there. >7orth bid his head off, it shoul be admitted but he relied on h partner to bring the hand home there was any; play for It. This exactly what Westerfield proceed ed to do when he was lucky enoug to get a club opening lead. A spad opening lead would have cooke NORTH 29 AK763 VK105 * A6 + A532 WEST EAST (D) AQJ5 *A109 VJ4 VQ98762 *5 «72 + KQJ 10086 + 74 SOUTH A842 VA3 «KQJ109843 + None North-South vul. East South We»l North 3V 4» Pass 5» Pass Pass 6 * 6 + Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* K ifs hash Immediately. Westerfielo won the first trick vitl, dummy's ace of clubs, discarding a spi,de from his hand. He uffcd a club entered dummy with he ace of diamonds, and ruffed nolher club He then proceeded to un the rest of his trumps. When South led his last trump, vrybody hrid to reduce to four ards. Dummy's last five cards vere the king of spades, three earts, and a club. East had two p.'.des and three hearts. West had to save a club and vo spades, so he threw his low -t. Dummy discarded the low lub, and Kail had to blank to* ace of spades in order to save three hearts Thereupon Westerfield cashed the ace of hearts, dropping West's jack, and put East in with the ace of spades to lead up to dummy's hearts. If West had kept only one spade, dummy would still pitch the club, and East would be obliged to blank his ace of spades. South would then hold on to the ace of hearts and lead one of his two spades. All of the top spades would fall, arid South's eight of spades would be good for the twelfth trick. Cooking Lesson THE NAME of the new Commie premier of uproarious Hungary is Nagy, who promises to get results by sharing the wealth. The second" G, we presume, ,1s silent, .as in.. hush money. — Asheville (N. C.I vi Citizen. 75 Years Ago In B/yt/ieri//e— ' Maxine Reid, LaNelle Smart. Jet-;, tie Clare Huffman, Dorothy Jean Higginson and Margaret Holland will return tonight from Camp Qua- i chita at Thorneburg, Ark., which they have been attending for two weeks. Jack Webb Is spending several . days in Memphis. Mr. and Mrs. D. McCIurkin will return tonight from Nashville. Tenn., where Mr. McCIurkin has )een attending George Peabody col- Korea has been just like a bad faucet, says Old Man Hobbs. It was .easy enough to turn on as a police action, but hard 16 turn oft" as a full flowine war. Answer to Previous Puzzlr ACROSS 1 Kind of roast 4 Mixing vessel 8 Persian poet 12 Brazilian macaw 13 Eye part 14 Festive 3 Fruit 4 Purchaser 5 Above 6 English district 7 Lett coin 8 Monsters 9 Created 10 Wing-shaped " Cooking vessel UBe j ms 16 Day before 17 click-beetle 28 Individuals 18 Algeria's capital 20 Side glances 21 Go astray 22 Ages 24 Rabbit 26 Way out 27 Propel a boat 30 Straightens 32 Calm 34 John L. 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