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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher MARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant PublUhei PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sota National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. Entered u second claw matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- gresl, October 9, 1917. Member ot The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radlui of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile "lone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations AK their wlck«lnc« li In Glljflt: for there I hated them: for the wickedneaf of their doings 1 will drive them out of mine house, I will love them no more: aH ttlelr princes Are revolters. — Roaea >:15. * » * Hatred itself may be a praiseworthy emotion if provoked in us bjr a lively love of good. — Jotibert. Barbs An Ohio man, after being arrested, broke the cop's nose. Some ball club ought to sign him up ae a pinch-hitter. * * # The year-end school holidays always sort of ruin the three R's for Mom—rest, relief and relaxation. * * * Ice skating teachers are more than generou* —allowing pupils an unlimited number of sittings. * * * When you're willing to admit you're wronj when you mn, j-our'e IlkcJy to be pretty *JI right with your friends. * * * A California woman made & bed quilt out of her husband's .old ties. From force of habit he'll likely pull It up around his neck. Presidential Leadership The indications are growing that President Eisenhower is taking a more active leadership role in the Republican Party's affairs. Not «o long ago, in discussing his progressive-moderate notions of government, he gave evidence of trying to mold the party in that image. Now he is reported by some Washington observers to have prepared a roster of attractive presidential possibilities for future use. His list reflects the same interest in putting the progressive-moderate stamp on the GOP. Inevitably, men wno do not want this stamp placed on the party or on themselves will not be overjoyed at these recent signs from the White House They liked it better when the President left politics wholly to his advisers and opponents. Yet, from both the party's and the nation's viewpoint, this new phase of Mr. Eisenhower's presidential career must be hailed as a healthful development. A President of the United States today is not merely a chief executive nor- a principal administrator among many top administrators. He is the leader of the American people, for he and his running mate are the only government officers elected in nationwide balloting. He is also the official leader of his party. These two kinds of leadership tie closely together. The sort of forceful guidance people have come to expect from the White House since Lincoln's time cannot be provided wholly within the range of the U. S. Constitution. The Consittution's farmers sought carefully to keep the powers of Congress and the Presidency separate. Only the party machinery allows the President to exert leverage against his congressional associates. In other words, party politics is a prime lubricant of presidential leadership. A President is automatically a political leader in name, whether he wishes to be,or not. This authority is his great opportunity for broad leadership. If he does not use it, then it is hard for him to be much more than just a top administrator and akind of referee, blowing the whistle on competing interests, .-. Mr. Eisenhower began his term of office not wishing to use his political authority. He wanted to be a statesman but not a politician. But the Presidency is a dual role, and the signs now suggest that henceforth he is prepared to play both parts. A man can be a politician and still be a statesman. But it is not likely, in this imperfect wo'rH that he can be just « statesman. Mr. Eisenhower appears to h»v« com* to that conclusion. Old Man River, British Division Sir Winston Churchill is having to move out of 10 Downing Street for a few months. The traditional home of Britain's prime ministers needs shoring up but Sir Winston trudges on with few signs of the physical decay which has necessitated repair to his residence— and utterly no signs that he will shut down ever for repairs. VIEWS OF OTHERS 'Depends on Who's Doing It' A cartoon published widely several months ago showed a little fellow kicking a big fellow in the shins and demanding nastily, "Get out of my way, I'm a minority." Sometimes things seem to work like that: instead of the majority taking advantage of the minority, the minority often is forcing the majority around. Over in India there seems to be trouble of that kind. Only the "persecutors" seem to be the long-persecuted majorities. The caste system of India, which divided the people into tightly knit social groups, is supposed to be extinct, or at least on the way out. Actually however, the situation seems not to be cured, but only changed. The Eastern Economist of New Delhi, India, took a poll of 591 college students to determine how things go in college social life. This is what they found: One-third of the "untouchables"—the bottom caste—felt they were discriminated against. But 55 per cent of the Barhams—the top caste—said they were discriminated against. "The untouchables, they persecute us," the Barhams said. This poll seems to bear out the long-observed fact of human nature that people don't mind persecution so much—as long as they are the one* doing H. Plato, the noted Greek philosopher, who lived from 427 to 347 B. C. stated the same proposition when he observed: "Mankind censure injusice, fearing that they may be victims of It and not because they shrink from committing it."—Chattanooga News-Frw Press. No More Whippersnappers? The age factor is worrying the Democratic high command—and it should. Most of the ptrty's '"regulars" are fading greybeards. Few youngsters are being brought along to supply the new blood so necessary for continuing political virility. Committee chairmanships in the new Democratic- controlled 84th Congress illustrate the point. The chairman of the Senate Rules and Administration Committee will be 87; the Appropriations Committee chairman, 77; Foreign Relations, 76; Interior and Insular Affairs, 78; District of Columbia, 80. The chairman of important Appropriations Committee in the House will be 75; The Banking and Currency Committee chairman, 79; Armed Services, 70; Rules, 71. In other times this situation would have been called geonotocracy-government by old men. But the problem has another side. Nine senators died during the 83rd Congress. There has been speculation that the GOP might regain control of the upper house through the death of Democratic senators from states where Republican governors would name their successors. Ten Democratic Senators come from such states. Ironically, the Democrat whose health has caused the most concern is John F. Kennedy, 37, of Massachusetts. But the fact remains that if the Democrats expect to build for the future they will have to do one of two things—discover Ponce de Leon's Fountain of Youth or hastily recruit a new army of bright young men to wage tomorrow's political wars.—Charlotte (N.C.) News. Agricultural Scientists A University of Kentucky scientist has discovered a quicker way to determine the nicotine content of tobacco, a discovery that may through chance have some future importance in the control qf cancer. Agricultural scientists always are making important discoveries pertaining to plants and animals and some have been responsible for the development of "miracle drugs." It wouldn't be at all surprising if it isn't an agricultural scientist who will discover the cause of cancer. Both tobacco and dairy products are some of the things that have been suspected by medical statisticians. Thus it may be up to the agriculural scientists to find out what the causes of cancer actually are.—Lexington Herald. SO THEY SAY . The coming year will see an appreciable improvement in the combat ability of our nation's air arms ... By the end of the year the United States Air Force is scheduled to be more than 95 per cent . . . modernized. — Retired Adm. DeWltt Rnmsey, president, Aircraft Industries Association. * * * Russia has made great strides in the manufacture of guided missiles. The saving grace is that the U. S. is making greater strides. — Dr. Waller Dornberger, developer of Nazi V-2 rockets. * ¥ » Here's your two pieces of silver. I'm not Judai, — Witness Michael Garcia in New York murder trial charges assistant distiict attorney with trying to influence his testimony. # * * They (Communists) have said they will at- tick (Burma), and I don't think they say any- thins; they don't mean. — Burma's Premier U NU, State of the Union Ptter Id ton't Washington Column — Second Hoover Report Due Soon; May Mean Government Overhaul HOLLYWOOD—(NEA) — Hoi- ywood and GrapeVINE: Censorship storm clouds are hovering over anther Hollywood movie, "Hold Back Tomorrow,' which, like "The Moon Is Blue" and "The French Line," may be released without a Production Code seal of approval. Cleo Moore and John A gar costar in the sizzling story about the granting of a gallows-bound man's last request—for 12 hours alona with a blond charmer. Censors first nixed the script, then gave Producer Hugo Haas a tentative okay on a revised screenplay. But now all the story points objected to are back in the script and Haas tells me: "I'm shooting it as I wrote .it. I don't want to lose its life blood. It's not dirty—just a frank picture definitely not for hypocrites. It's an adult picture about a criminal and a shady lady who redeem themselves by falling in love.' Well, anyway, that's what the man says. Applause of the crew for one jf Virginia Grey's scenes in "The Rose Tattoo" touched off personal fireworks between Virginia and Anna Magnani. I guess crews don't .pplaud supporting players in Rome. To paraphrase it, Anna— When In Yankee-land, do as the Yankees do. TRAGEDY-SHADOWED Gail Russell has been advised by medics to take a long rest away from Hollywood and to shelve the idea of a film comeback for the present . . . .Angela Green's husband, Stuart Martin, recovering from a serious auto accident, suffered a setback with an attack of jaundice. Skip the financial trouble rumors about John Huston's "Moby Dick." The film will cost $4,000,000, a million more than expected, but he had no problem raising the extra lettuce. WASHINGTON—(NEA) — The second Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government, headed by ex-President Herbert Hoover, will file the first of its new series of reports to Congrea* on Jan. 10. From then on, the reports will start dropping at the rate of one every week or two, until the Commission completes its recommen- cUtions on the work of 14 special task forces that have been study- Ing government methods for nearly two years. The commission IB scheduled to go out of, business May 31. There Is now no plan to ask for an extension of Its life unless Congress should ask the commission to help draft new legislation to carry out some of the recommendations of [fs reports. The commission Is prepared to draft these new laws if the Congress asks for them, but the drafts will not be included in the reports. The Second Hoover Commission is much broader in its scope than the first. The original commission dealt only with reorganization within the separate exscutive departments and agencies ,— State, Agriculture, Defense and so on. The idea was to put their operations on a more efficient arid economical basis. Of 273 recommendations made by the first Hoover Commission, 196, or 72 per cent were put into effect. Savings of some $4 billion a year were estimated as a result of these actions. The second Hoover Commission deals more with broad government functions and policies. These studies cut across departmental and agency organization lines. As a result, the recommendations of the second Hoover Commission will probably encompass the greatest overhauling any government ever got. In the words of one commission staff member, this will be a great demonstration of the way a democracy can adjust to new conditions and improve its procedures and policies. If some of the criticisms of government practices to be made in the new series of Hoover reports and recommendations were to be made in a country like Soviet Russia, many bureaucrats might be sent to Siberia and some might be taken out and shot. While the Hoover Commission was created by Congress and reports to Congress, many of its recommendations can be effected by executive order of the President. Under existing law, the President may send reorganization plans to Congress to carry out these recommendations. If these plans are not rejected by either House of Congress within 60 days, they take effect automatically. This provision of law expires in April, however. There is some debate in Congress as to whether it should be extended. Many congressmen feel it smacks too much if legislation by negative action. The first report which the Hoover Commission will file covers government paperwork management". It will be in two parts. The first will deal with simplification of paperwork within government. The second part, possibly to be filed later, will cover simplification of paperwork and records required of business. In succeeding weeks will come these four reports, though not necessarily in this order: Government legal services and procedures. Civil service and government personnel management. Medical services of 60 government agencies. Government budgeting, accounting and auditing practices. After these will come seven more in undetermined order: Government lending and insurance agencies. Foreign economic operations of the government. Procurement methods, particularly military supply. Use and disposal of government surplus property. Government real property holdings. Government subsistence services of food and clothing. Central Intelligence Agency operations, a part-secret report. The last two reports, and the most complicated of them all, will probably be filed just before the May 31 deadline: U. S. water resources and government power policy. This one will probably start a controversy that will go on for a year or more. Business organization of the Department of Defense. This task force has four subcommittees on business-type enterprises of the armed services, research programs, personnel management and transport. . 7 J~*\ . f 1 tb€ JJOCtOT jaS— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. There are innumerable possible causes for backache and often it is quite a Job to find which one is at fault. One of them, however, which is fairly well known, i3 a ruptured intervertebral disc. This important and fairly frequent cause of severe backache has really only been recognized from a practical point of view for the past 20 years or so and we are still learning more about how to handle it. When there is pain in the lower portion of the back or down the course of the sciatic nerve along the back of the leg, a rupture or hernia of this cartilage must be suspected. Diagnosis is not easy but can usually be made by a careful study of the history of the pain, that is, whether it followed an injury, and similar information obtained from the patient, by physical findings, and by what can be seen in an X-ray film. The X-ray, however, may not show anything immediately after the rupture has occurred. After a while, however, the rupture of a disc will cause a narrowing of the space between the bones of the vertebral column at the point where the rupture has occurred. Those having R first attack ot pain caused by a ruptured disc nre often treated conservatively (that is without surgery). Also conservative treatment is advised for those who have mild attacks, attacks coming only at long intervals, those who »re over 50 years old, and fnr those in whom the diagnosis is in doubt. For patients with intolerable bftck pain or pain along the sciatic nerve, those who have repented severe attacks for a long period of time, and for some others in operation has to be considered. The operation employed in such cases tuny be removal of the ruptured disc or It mav include In addition a fusion or binding together of the two ver- terbral bones between which the disc lies. The Question of which of these operations to perform and whether or not it should be done by an orthopedic surgeon or a nerve surgeon or both together is a matter of course, which the physicians in charge alone can determine. The discovery that ruptures of this kind can occur! and can in most cases be successfully treated surgically has given relief, to thousands who would otherwise have suffered for years with Intolerable pain. Mrs. D. asks Why the operation is not always entirely successful. In a recent discussion -of this matter several explanations for poor results were suggested, Including operation when the patient was having a mild first attack or when the patient was fairly free of symptoms at the time of operation. Best results, it was stated, were obtained when the disc was removed during the time when the patient was suffering acute discomfort. L/THf UZ— Lots of elderly women are sentimental about dolls—*o are a lot of oMcrlv mon, *M*» iJACOBY ON BRIDGE Tourney Shows a Neat Game Swindle BY OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Today's harfd produced a neat swindle at several tables when It was played In the recent Winter Tournament in Atlanta. When the South hand was held NORTH A AQ754 V A 102 • 842 WEST (D) EAST 49862 *J10 VQJ876 * 4 3 • A95 « KJ1076 * A * 8 7 3 2 SOUTH Wrat VK95 10964 East-West vul. North Eut South 1 * Pass 2 * 2 A Pass 2 N.T. 3 N.T Pass Pass Pass Pass .Pass Opening lead—V 7 by Alvin Landy, a member of the quintet that won the Men's Team Championship, the bidding took the course shown In the diagram. Lnndy wasn't happy to bid no- trump with such a sketchy diamond holding, but he couldn't see what else to do with his rather powerful hand.' There was a fine chance that North had > little help In diamonds; and there was also the chance Hint the enemy would stay away from the suit. West opened the seven of hearts, and Lnndy counted his trlcJcs. Ob' viously he could win three heart tricks by playlnR low from the dummy at the first trick. But he Erskme lohnson IN HOLLYWOOD There's a topper to the tale of the movie beauty who wrote in studio publicity department questionnaire: "I've been in every FAUCET of show business." Someone who was there telU me that 15 years ago a now-famous feminine star filled out a similar ould then have to develop the clubs to make his contract, and the opponents would surely shift to diamonds in desperation when it became clear that they could get nowhere with the hearts. To prevent a shift to diamonds, Landy went right up with dummy's ace of hearts at the first trick. He then led the queen of clubs from the dummy and played the nine of clubs from his own hand. The general idea was to make it safe and attractive for West to continue his heart suit and to indicate that the club suit wasn't long enough to be of much importance. West took the second trick with the ace of clubs and wondered what, to do next. It seemed to him that South had the king ol diamonds but not the king of spades. Apparently South had won the first trick in dummy in order to save the king of hearts as a sure entry to the rest of his clubs. If this were the case, it would be foolish in a tournament for West to lead diamonds and give South a trick with the king. At rubber bridge, West might get suspicious and lead a diamond, although even this isn't at all sure. When this deceptive line of play was adbpted at the Atlanta tournament, many defenders swallowed the bait. They returned the queen of hearts after taking the ace of clubs. South then had 10 sure tricks and actually won 12 tricks since West was sure to discard spades in a desperate attempt to defeat the contract. questionnaire. After the question, •Education?" she penciled: Graduated from Columbia COLLEDGE." Mitzi Gaynor's a candidate for the Fanny Brice film biography At Fox . . . Keefe Brasselle finally ditched the Eddie Cantor impersonation from his \night-club act. He played Banjo Eyes on the screen but saloon merrymakers were cool to the bit. It's Robert Q! Lewis' quip: The hardest thing to tell IK * woman's age—especially If she'* listening." ONE OF TERRY MOORE'S New Year's resolutions is to avoid accusations of blowing her own publicity horn. And that's the reason she kept her plans to head another USO-Camp Shows entertainment unit overseas from pals and everybody in the cast of "Daddy Long Legs" until the official announcement. GIs expecting another sensational costume will see Terry in nothing more eye-popping than an off- the-shoulder white Inge gown. She even played it safe by cutting ona song from her program before take-off time. The title: "Ain't Mlibehavin.'" Marilyn .Monroe's wails at Fox about a change of pace to drama- are getting louder. That's the reason why the Evelyn Nesbitt yarn, "Gfrl in the Golden Cage," is being rushed through for her. .. . Claudette Colbert, hubby Dr. Joel Pressman and Noel Coward are spending the holidays in Jamaica —talking about another play together. The star and Noel were ft 1952 summer stock click. Fox's upcoming "The Tokyo Story" is whispered to be a remake of the same studio's "Street With No_ Name." with important locale and character changes, of couifce. THERE'S WILD guessing at HoU lywood parties about the real-life identities of the hero and heroine In a new novel, "A Ghost at Noon." All about a couple whose marriage blows up during filming of a movie In Rome and Capri. . . Lana Turner Is back in a sweater for "The Sea Chase." Remember her first appearance as a sweater girl in "They Won't Forget?" Few Forgot. Basil Rathbone plays another swashbuckling viiiain finished off by the hero (Danny Kaye this time) in "The Court Jester." Observes Basil about his celluloid career when he's not Sherlock Holmes: "I've been on the end of a sword more often than Shlsh Kebab." Starlet to Hollywooclsman at th« Mocambo: "Go away—when I want you I'll rattle your cage." Being run down by gossip and ft car are much the same. A lot of times you don't know what hit you.—Ellaville (Ga.) Sun. At a woman's meeting, around 100 women denounced the Dior look. Naturally enough. Now a flat 100 women would probably endorse it. —Klngsport (Tenn.) Times. If you have a problem that li worrying you a lot. the best thing to do is turn it oved to time—which seems to take care of everything— Winder cGa.) News. When the courting was done on the old haircloth sofa in the "setting" room divorce lawyers were kept busy as the clerks in a store that doesn't advertise.— Cincinnati Enquirer. Crossword Diet Aniwsr to Prevtout Puzzlo •i wipe with the tongue 4 Mongol 5 Equality 6 Runs together 7 Path 8 What vegetables should be 9 Asks 10 Dash 11 Well ventilated 16 Cooking scents 20 Name ACEOSi IFood teaionlng 5 Booty 9 Green vegetablt 12 Operatic solo 13 Wing-shaped 14 Yale 15 Fruit 17 Sailor 18 African port 19 Fate 21 Flower 23 Strike 24 Household god 22 Sounder Z7 Church menially service 54 it a n an coin 28 It's dinner 35 Maple genus 2« Veneration 32 He brings food preservative 34 Auras 36 Edit 37 Reparation 38 War god 30 , medium or well done? 41 Watch 42 Legal matters 44 Impertinent 46 More vigilant 40 Sleeveless garments 53 Peruse 54 Expiation 50 Incorporated (ab.) 57 Crescent- shaped figure 58 Italian city 59 Scottish river 60 Rotter 61 Pack DOWN I Beach I Helton j. 45 Domesticates 46 What vintgar is 31 Essential, being 47 Unaccom* 33 One who hoards 35 Fine 40 Most cooks wear them 43 Stable compartment panted 48 Toiletry cut 50 Nuisanct Jl Within (prefix) 52 Meat, dish 55 Seine

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