The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 10, 1955 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, January 10, 1955
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PAQB FOUR iBLTTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER MONDAY JANUARY 10,1965 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W.'HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES,, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis, Entered t& second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917, Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city of Blytheville or any suburban, town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile- zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations But if ye had known what this meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice, ye would not have condemned the guiltless. — Matthew 12: J. * * * Open thy gate of mercy, gracious God! My soul flies through these wounds to seek out Thee. — Shakespeare. Barbs A really good friend is the fellow who wiJl help you out without giving you that look that makes you feel cheap. # # * Some of the jazz tunes will never die, says » music publisher. How come—when they are murdered on some TV programs? * * * 1 An Ohioan ran his car into a ditch when his girl friend dropped her head on his shoulder. Soft shoulders really are dangerous . * * # BfnaH talk wouldn't be so irritating If H weren't handed out In such large quantities. # # * About all a woman needs to have a husband she can control is a temper she can't. The Automobile Trend For a generation, auto makers have been busy giving us bigger and more powerful cars. Prices have advanced, too, but few motorists would complain that they are not getting good value today. Almost all cars seem like luxury items. But now an eastern big city traffic commissioner steps in to deplore the whole trend. He sees today's automobiles as getting beyond the human capacity to handle, and thinks it's all "sheer madness." The tremendously increased power is part of the story. But so is size. Some motorists can't fit their cars into garages built for yesterday's vehicles. Or if they get them in without part of the rear fenders sticking outside, they can't open the car door wide enough to get out without a tight squeeze. The traffic commissioner says parking lots as well as garages are proving inadequate. And as for streets, in some cities they were hardly suitable for the old skinny cars. Today's sleek, fat jobs make a lot of them look like footpaths. There's no argument about the increased size and power and what they have done to outdate many types of facilities constructed to serve the automobile. The only question is: What should be done about it? The commissioner says the motor makers have a responsibility to set limits on size and performance which are geared to what the driver can do and what the economy can afford in the design of streets, highways, and car storage facilities. He thinks the manufacturers are guided mostly by the pressures of competition within their industry. The auto makers, however, dispute this line of thinking. They say the heightened power of cars is not for greater speed but for better performance at the low and middle ranges. This power is a hazard only when misused, according to some. I Furthermore, they contend, the added power gives the driver vital ability in passing on the open road, more reserve for fuller fuel economy, and longer car life.' A car which can cruise at half its power obviously is under less strain, and so are the people who ride in it, the makers argue. If you give the manufacturers the benefit of the doubt and acknowledge the worth of their technical arguments, that still does not solve the problem. A big car is a puzzle to handle in many places today. And a, powerful car is a great temptation lojany motorist who discover? what he has beneath Hint fancy hood. But certainly we can't compel th« makers by law or decree to turn out smaller automobiles. The motorist, the buyer, is the only one who can exert any fair leverage on the manufacturer. When cars get so big they can't pass each other on the street, or so powerful they can't be stopped short of the telephone pole looming beside the road on a sharp curve then maybe the trend will be halted. Challenge for Air Industry The cold war experts believe, of course, that Russia has turned to economic warfare in its effort to advance world conquest. And they think that, without relaxing our military guards, we must 'more and more fight the Kremlin on this new ground. Countries holding three fourths of the world's population are still uncommitted in this combat. Many of them are saddled with groaning poverty. They seek to shake it off, and to find at the same time an opportunity for the fullest expression of their own aspirations. We cannot lift them up by transferring large elements of our own wealth to them. We can aid them with substantial technical assistance, with demonstration projects, With new trade agreements that give them better outlet for their products. And Juan Trippe, president of Pan American World Airways, makes the sensible point that commercial aviation can play a useful role in this whole effort. In a recent speech, he noted that some of the underdeveloped nations have been forced by political geographic conditions to skip highway and rail development. These, he said, must move directly into "the age of flight." Their internal transportation must be founded on the airplane, and as such an air network grows, so will industrial and agricultural growth be fostered. Tripp believes American aviation can help immesaurably in this matter, lending capital know-how and other needed factors. Here is an industry that, by its nature, has been in the forefront'of recent American progress. It now has fresh opportunity to show its mettle by trying to bring some of that same progress to regions that need it most. VIEWS OF OTHERS A Little Stone Pel I Sylacauga, Ala., likely will go down in all the science books of the future as the first place in history where a meteorite definitely was known to strike a human being. It is no wonder, therefore, that the announcement that Mrs. Hewlett Hodges, a 31-year-old housewife, had been struck by a meteorite that came plunging through the sky has been followed by a rush of visitors and photographers to the place. To be the first in all the world to have a thing happen to you is cause enough for excitement. There are only two previous authenticated records of meteorites falling into houses. There have been previous reports of persons being struck by these extraterrestial bodies, but they remain reports. There seems to be no doubt, however, about what hit Mrs. Hodges. Meteorites are not so very rare at that, however. On the average about 10 authenticated falls are reported every year throughout the world. There are presumably many more meteorites falling into the sea and waste places where no one ever sees them. There have been close shaves before. One of the meteorites that fell through a roof scattered debris upon sleeping children. About 20 years ago a meteorite plunged through the motor of an automobile traveling along a highway in, we recall, Illinois. Still fewer .years ago, a farmer in Limestone County, Alabama, saw one plung into the field where he was working. Perhaps mankind has been relatively fortunate in escaping injury from these missiles from space. Or perhaps we need to remember that all the human beings of the world after all occupy but an infinitely small part of its surface. Hasn't some one estimated that all the human beings now existent in the world could be human beings, now existent a half a mile square that could be dropped into the grand Canyon of Arizona without the box reaching the top?—Birmingham News. SO THEY SAY There seems to be general agreement that the outlook for credit and business In 1955 is favorable. In fact, the very unanimity of these views suggests caution. — George Moore, chairman, American Bankers Association. * * * I am convinced that departures in our immigration laws from the traditional role of Amcr- left RS a haven for oppressed will before long be corrected. — U. S. Solicitor General Simon Sobeloff. * * * Maximum progress will come only if agriculture, is free and farmers can make their own management decisions on their own farms 'with K very minimum of government regulation and control. — Agriculture Secretary Benson. This Is It Peter Edson'i Washington Column — New Shift Indicates Reds May Drop Peaceful Coexistence* Propaga^a WASHINGTON— CNEA) —Signs now indicate that the Russians may be abandoning "Peaceful Coexistence." For the past several years this has been the theme song of the Communist slumber-hour propaganda. Its commercials have been intended to lull the non-Communist countries into a false sense of security by lessening the tension. But now there \a an apparent shift in the Moscow line. Communist spokesman seem to be tightening the tension. There is a note of violence in current Communist statements in Europe as well as in Asia, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles declared after his return from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Council meeting in Paris. It may well be a shift from the cooing dove of peace to a more threatening show of force, the secretary observed to his press conference, after reading a prepared statement on the results of the Paris NATO Council session. Secretary Dulles does not believe that this shift in Communist tactics makes any difference or means any change in the ultimate Soviet objective of world conquest. He was asked what the effect would be if Soviet Russia should carry out its new threats to break the 20-year alliance with France and a similar treaty with Great Britain for mutual aid against a new German aggression. For answer the secretary recalled a long series of ineffective threats made by Russia over the past 10 years in its effort to pre- vent a build-up of western strength. First were the Soviet threats against the Western European countries to prevent them from joining the Marshall j£lan. This was followed by a similar attempt to prevent these countries from ratifying the North Atlantic Treaty. When Turkey and Greece joined NATO, there was another Soyiet bluff to prevent this further extension of the western mutual defense alliance. When the United States, Britain and France proposed to create the new Federal Republic of Germany out of their three zones of occupation, the Russians tried to prevent it. Their threat then was that this act would mak imposslbl the ultimate unification of eastern Germany with the west. This was a bluff to stop West Germany's acceptance of independent status, but it failed to accomplish the Russian aim. When the Japanese peace treaty was signed, Russia refused to accept it. The Communists said that since this treaty violated the armistice agreement, they would be free to resume hostilities against Japan. Of course the Russians, haven't taken this step at all. Instead, they are now trying to establish" more normal diplomatic and trade relations with the Japanese. The same thing happened with respect to Yugoslavia. When Tito broke loose from the Communist bloc, the Soviet' Union denounced its treaty of friendship with Yugo- slavia. But today Moscow is trying its hardest to woo Yugoslavia back into the Communist orbit. , Russian pressure tactics are now being employed against the western European nations who are on the verge of ratifying the Paris agreements to rearm western Germany. They are being berated in diplomatic notes for refusing to at tend a Moscow-inspired, counter European security conference. But having heard the Russian "Wolf!" cry so often, the western European countries are no longer frightened by it. This is not takpn to mean that western Europe can let down its guard. As made, evident by action taken at the NATO council meeting in Paris, the western European gov ernments now seem convinced tha the best way to meet Sovie threats is to maintain their own defensive strength. By this they can resist any Communist externa pressures or internal subversion Secretary Dulles points out tha the Russians have not thus far "at tempted to overthrow any weake nation by armed intervention i this use of force revealed the Mos cow government to be anythin but the benevolent, peace-lovin nation it professes to be. •The Russians,are not above con cealing their own aggressive am bitlons by using internal revolu tionary forces to overthrow non Communist governments. Any o these countries strong enough t prevent internal uprisings shoul be able to resist the external pres sures of the changed Communi; propaganda line. / T-X r- Written for NEA Service We L/OCtOr MyS— Ry EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Judging by correspondence there are apparently few harmless - to- health conditions which cause as much distress as loss of hair on the scalp—baldness. I can imagine worse excitement if women tended to baldness as much as men but anyone who thinks that men are not vain about their hair has another guess coming. Certainly one of the most important influences producing baldness, is the fact that it seems to run in families. In ordinary baldness of the familiar type it is most common for the hairline over the temples to recede gradually and then the hair to become thin at the crown. The hairless area on the top of the head becomes larger and larger and finally some of us are left wi'th a thin rim of hair on the sides. It is true that sometimes local conditions speed the loss of hair. Dandruff or a disorder of the scalp known as seborrhca are among these influences. Therefore if any such condition is present treatment of the skin and massage of the scalp aimed at improving the circulation may delay, though these measures mny not stop, the gradual loss of hair. The "eyres" range all the way from "singeing the hair to keep the juice from running out" (and, incidentally, the hair Is not hollow), to costly Instruments for "massaging" the scalp or producing some other marvelous effect on hair growth. Although claims are made for many "hair restorers," there are too many failures from any form of treatment to justify the belief that there is a yoocl prevention or cure, One peculiar kind of baldness t.s called alopecia luenla. In this the hair falls out completely in round- ish spots, ranging in slr,e from that of ft small coin, all UM way up to total loss of hair of the scalp, eyebrows and eyelashes. This is probably a true disease of some kind, though just what causes it no one has yet discovered. The hair is often gone for several months and then grows back Just as before. There are other conditions which j cause loss of hair. The hair frequently falls out after infectious diseases such as thyroid, .scarlet fever, Influenza or some toxic condition. After a while, however, the hair usually grows back in and may be heavier or even have, a different shade. Treatment of this type of loss of hair is usually not necessary as nature takes care of the situation. By and large the claims of anyone to having developed a remedy for the control or cure of baldness, or that he has inherited a formula for a remedy, or that he has accidentally discovered a remedy or method, should be taken with a large grain of salt. It i£ said the atmosphere of the planet Mars contains virtually no oxygen. LITTLt L/Z— ihtU flood looking • JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Signal Is a Worthy Bridge Tool By OSWALD ACOBY Written for NEA Service Most experienced bridge play ers know the suit preference sig nal, but in the recenj, nationa tournament at Atlanta, many the contestants failed to use properly in the hand shown to day. The pcoper defense wa needed to defeat the contract of three spades. West opened his .singleton club, properly enough, and East won Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) — Exclu- ively Yours: Like old soldiers, Id movies never die. They just ade away—on television. But not fading away on TV is a taggering list of 92 big-name novie personalities no longer vallable to Hollywood picture makers because of their home creen gold-digging. The list was compiled by a ma- or film studio as a guidebook for uture movie casting. The financial problem on "Moby Dick," long over its production chedule in Europe, is as big as he white whale in the story. The um of $450,000 had to be raised within a few hours to keep the ohn Huston epic starring Gregry Peck from shutting down completely. Judy Garland, unhappy over the uts already made in the footage Df "A Star Is Born," is protesting additional slashes to cut the film's unning time. . . . Shades of Alfred Hitchcock. In one scene of "Night )f the Hunter," you'!! see Director Charles Laughton fleetingly as an extra. . . . Dick Wesson's medics have changed their minds about, •eleasing him from the hospital until after the holidays. A complete nervous breakdown. THE PUBLICITY BOYS have a campaign all figured out for the Shelley Winter starrer. "Mambo." The ads will read: "Fapa Loves Mambo.' So does muma, sis, brother, uncle, auntie, grandpa and grandma." Today's question: When "Baby Snooks" pops up as a television show, will she be known "as a micro-waif? . Steve Cochran will star in a full- sized remake of his 16 mm. fea- ure, "Embarcadero," for theatrical release. Jezebel"—a $25,000 check. .. .The milk guzzler expected by the Lauia Primas is due at the end of March. Lex Barker on the "Duel on the Mississippi" set: "An actor judg- ng his own picture is like a mother judging her child. They both can be prejudiced — and awfully wrong." Robert Montgomery and his ' actress daughter, Liz, have a big chunk of dough in the stage version of Joseph Hayes' "The Desperate Hours." Humphrey Bogart's starring in the film version. Aside to Central Casting: Here's the way they cast extras in Munich according to Owen Crump, just back from filming "The River Changes" (here. On three afternoons a week the extras sit around at long tables, quaffing beer, while film directors and producers select the types they need. Gene Kelly still hasn't come up with an idea for the solo dance he will do in "It's Always Pair Weather" although cameras already are turning on the film. Says Gene: "I have to worry about it first. As a mailer of fact, I'm still worrying about the first dance routine I ever did, in a movie." BOB STERLING, about a Holly- woodsman, on the set of TV's "Topper": "He's an intellectual snob. He lets his brains go to his head." It's definite (hat Edward G. Robinson Jr.'s wife will sue for divorce after the holidays. . . . "Three Coins in the Fountain" is still bringing in bushel baskets full of coins to 20lhCentury : Fox. The film is headed for a world-gross of $10,000,000. Gilbert Roland's on the French line again—long-distance calls to a lovely from Paree. And it's a smart girl, says Dorothy Shay, who can keep the home fires burning for a man who has money to burn. PAULETTE GODDARD'S firsl share of the profits of "Sins of Closeups and Longshots: Hal Roach Jr.. will turn "Racket Squad" and "My Little Margie" into big screen (heater movies next year. . . . John Lund's being paged for the TVersion of "The Amazing Mr. Malone." He's been a home screen holdout up 'til now. Therefore. East is in position to lead a low club to mean one thing and a high club to mean something else. The natural way to use this choice Is to use a high used to ask for a return lead in card to ask for a return lead in a high suit; and a low card is low suit. Since trumps are not considered for this purpose, hearts would be the high suit, and diamonds would be the low suit. When the hand was actually played in the tournament, many West players blindly led back a low heart. East won with the ace of hearts and returned another club. South naturally discarded his remaining heart on this trick, allowing West to ruff. There was now no way to defeat the contract. The defenders had taken four tricks, but South could draw trumps in two rounds, ruff one diamond in the dummy and discard his other diamond on the last high club even if the queen of diamonds failed to drop. West slipped when he led back a low heart after ruffing the ten of clubs. East's signal obviously meant that he had the ace of hearts. To prevent a heart discard, West should have led the king of hearts instead of a low heart. He could then continue with his lowest heart, to East's queen. East would then lend another club, and South would have to give up a trump trick no matter how he played. If South ruffed low. West would overruff; and if South ruffed high, East's queen would become established. Robert Cummtngs had made • deal with his TV sponsor to write all of his own commercials. Smart boy. . . . "The Day the World Ended" is a new entry in the movie science-fiction department. Rita Moreno will play the role of Huguette in the remake of "The Vagabond King." Lillian Roth played the role In 1930 before living the life she describes in "I'll Cry Tomorrow." She Is Crazy? PUEBLO. Colo. W — An 81-year- old Colorado woman admitted to the state mental hospital here brought 85,311 with her — sewed into her old-fashioned cornet. Attendants found the money when they gave the woman a bath. When asked about the cash she guessed the amount at "over ft hundred dollars." Tickets to Jail MIAMI, Fla. Wl —, No burglar ever left an easier trail than the one who raided the home of Edward A. Portz. The loot was $400 worth of jewelry — and two tickets to a sports event. Deputies am me oovious thing: they went to the game. Late Start VALPARAISO, Ind. Ui — Mrs. Fern Grote. 48. is studying to become a teacher at Valparaiso University. NORTH It 4763 VJ75Z »64 4KJ83 WEST EAST 4J95 4Q2 •JK864 «/AQ10 « 10 9832 » Q 5 48 * A 1095 4 2 SOUTH (D) 4 A K 10 8 4 •>B3 • AKJ7 + 87' North-South vul. Couth Wait Nortk b* 1 4 Pass 1 N.T. 2 4 2 4> Pass 14 ' + 34 Pasi Paw Pan. Opening l«»d—4 8 with the nee. East returned the ten of clubs for his partner to ruff, thus using the suit preference signal to Indicate that he could regain the lead In hearts. 'If this signal Is new to you, take a deep breath and we'll go through it. When East Is lending a club for his partner to ruff, he mny lead any club at nil without having any effect on that trick. Astronomy Lesson . ACROSS 3 Essential 1 Solar system * .Booth center 5 Pentateuch 1 4 North SI 1 * 811161 " lfc 8 Earth's 7 Scrap Of cloth satellite « Bacchante 12 inmvid*ai a*™'* tt Indian wdtfl''^ *£ aei *. 11 Require Answer to ' B 9 R E Fl A C, A R A B E L A H E L A J N E V A R E p to D E N '— T E ft H A P A R T E A R N P T B N T N 7 S F a 3 I C A Kl S r« D E E u vious Puzzle (5 ti A b •A-, ;;., P i s ~! f> A V T i M & ^ D 1 p e R A i D A T ~¥ Kl e A N f. 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