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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, January 13, 1955
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDA^JANUARY 13, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. • H. W. RAINES, Publisher KAKRY A. HAINES, Editor, Acslsttnt Publisher • PAUL D. HUMAN, • AdvtrtUing Manager Sole Nutlonml Advertising Representatives: Wallict Wltnar Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis Entered u second clus matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Con- rrtM, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Preu . SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 35c per week. By mall, within a radius of JO miles, J5.00 per year, B.50 for six months, 11.25 for three months: by null outside DO mile lone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations The ll(ht of the rlfhteousness rejolceth: but the lamp at Hie wicked shall be put out. — Prov. 11:1. » * # Do not be deceived; happiness and enjoyment do not lie in wicked ways. — Dr. Watts. Barbs H your memory Is bad, borrow nothing but trouble. Nobody wants you to pay it back. * # * Then wu a lot more pick-up in the country when open cracker barrels and prune boxes Were . on display. * * * The sale of eyeglasses in the U. S. runs over 1,000,000 pain a year. We're not a bad looking nation, at that! * * # Most folk! will admit that families did a better Job of trimmlnf dad than the Christnuu tree. * * * A philosopher saye at least an hour of meditation It good for people. Just lock the kids outdoors Commendable Work It ig interesting news that this spring an agency of the Ford Foundation called the Fund for the Republic will release tht results of a comprehensive poll of American attitudes on communism and civil liberties. Polls are a commonplace, of course. But, according to advance reports, this iurvey appears to have certain distinguishing features that will merit national attention. One of the most striking aspects is the fact that the poll-takers quesioned gome 1500 U. S. community leaders in 100 cities across the land. Systematically, they talked to top businessmen, political chieftains, editors, school administrators union officials, and numerous others. Thus it will be possible to compare the attitudes of one type of leader with another, and of the leaders as a whole with the thousands of ordinary citizens who were questioned. Since the topics involved are among the most crucial to our life today, the responses may provide us with a significant index to the thinking our leaders are doing in this vital field. This evidently was no run of the mill inquiry. The Fund for the Republic spent $125,000 and employed two professional polling agencies, including the Gallup organiations. These operated independently, each surveying 50 cities. Fund authorities were somewhat astonished to find how closely their separate reports corresponded. The poll-takers approached their task armed with an 84-item questionnaire and perhaps the most volumnious set of instructions ever supplied for an attitude survey. They encouraged interviewed persons to talk freely about whatever was on their minds, whatever was troubling them. In the context of this usually easy jive and take, they pressed their pertinent queries. The results may turn out to be the broadest and yet most detailed survey in a particular realm of opinion that we have had up to now. They will be fully analyzed by Dr. Samuel Stouffer of Harvard, who led the committee which supervised the study. They ought to prove a major contri- 1 , bution to an understanding of how Arm ericans are mentally grappling with communism and its relation to our civil liberties. The problem is one of our greatest, and no more commendable work could have been undertaken by the-Ford Foun- 'dation. What is the Truth? There ought to be some sort of independent auditing service to which the American citizenry could turn for the truth about the finances of his governments—federal, state, and local. On* expects politicians to disagree violently about the cffectiveneu of rival ^ntU'a administrations. One expects them to put whatever interpretation on the facts that will serve them best politically. But where figures are concerned, there ought not, logically, to be as much leeway as the politicians like to suggest. Of course they too are subject to varying interpretations. But, basically they should, if they are accurate, tell a consistent story. Now Governor Harriman of New York, a brand-new Democrat in office, has already declared that former Governor Dewey, long touted a model of ef- ficency, left his state's fiscal affairs in a horrible state. Dewey's denial is automatic. But where is the truth? Must we simply take our choice bet-" ween rival statements? Either a deficit is so big, or it isn't. Either a state's af- ' fairs are fine or they are not. Since there are hard, cold numbers available to prove the way or another, can't we ' be told the full and correct story by someone who has no axe to grind? VIEWS OF OTHERS Hi-Fi World Beneath the supposedly silent seas, the fish are making so much noises that Navy sonar operators are having trouble telling a submarine Irom the creatures of the deep. The Office of Naval Research reports that tape recordings have been made of the chatter of nearly 200 species of fish and other marine animals. These recordings will be used to help sonar operators distinguish between "fish talk" and noise created by surface ships and submarines. Fish noises are nothing new—to the fish. But they are another example of the multitude of things that has gone on In this world for age* without our becoming aware of them before. Fish were probably making noise before the first lend creatures crawled up out of the depths. But man !• Just getting around to inventing underwater sound detection devices that can hear them. Almost everyone is now familiar with the fact that dogs hear sounds far above man's auditory range. For much of man's history, his doge were his "only hi-fi" sound detection device. Man's best friend today might eVen be a little more useful today if he would learn to point termites. The termite is a creature that has been the symbol of silent, undercover work. But his noise is actually detectable by the unaided human ear. To the home owner who belatedly discovers his house falling around his ears, the gnawing of termites can sound like a deafening roar. Other creatures of this world, from birds, to bats, maintain a constant clatter beyond the range of man's hearing. The birds sing love songs that only other birds can appreciate. And bats were using their own variety of radar for night flying long before man and his electronics existed. This world was a noisy place before radios, jazz bands and heavy traffic. We just haven't been listening.—Florida Times-Union. Fortunate Britons Americans, pounded constantly by a barrage of heavy-handed commercials on both radio and television, may well heave a sig of envy at Britain. The British are about to spring loose a new commercial TV network, as a rival to the state- owned and stately BBC. After a look at American TV, the British government loaded down the new commercial TV with what has been called "the most elaborate piece of harness ever designed for a venture in free enterprise." For example, commercials can appear only immediately before, after or during a "natural break" in a program. Furthermore, advertisers are specifically banned from doing anything that "could reasonably be taken to state, suggest or imply" that they had anything to do with the program. The TV code calls for "soft-spoken* 'and "infrequent" commercials. An eagle-eyed panel will examine all telecasts for possible offenses against viewers' good taste or decency." In spite of the hobbles that would make an American adversising man weep in frustration, British advertisers are clamoring for time on the TV. The tight regulations don't seem to bother them. Perhaps some of the British ideas of restraint may some day seep across the Atlantic.—Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. How To Live to 102 Most of us no doubt have, at one time or another, been subjected to doses of vitamin pills. Some people believe In them. Some 1 people discredit them. Some people laugh at them. But there may be something to them. •We never had thought of vitamin pills in this light until we came across this recent story. A country weekly editor in a remote North Carolina community called at the home of Uncle John Reynolds, the county's resident to interview him on the occassion of his iQ2nd bith- day. He asked the usual question: "To what do you attribute your great age?" "It's very simple," said Uncle John, "I've been taking vitamin pills since I was 99."—Gar. ton la (N. C.) Gazette. SO THEY SAY You cnn't get a good figure by Inking pills or going'on R diet . . . Exercise Is the Important factor . . . The younger you start the better, but even BO Isn't too late. — Al Roon, exercise spec- Ullst. v Your Guest? Peter Cdson't Washington Column — Job Switching Underway Again As Demos Take Over Congress WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Republican employes of the Congress who two years ago were counting on nice long tenure's in political patronage jobs are now moving out. Some of them will have to leave town and go back where they came from. Others, who know the ropes a little better, will merely ;ake second-string jobs while Democrats move back Into the top ;pots. AH this swapping of jobs is regular procedure when .the control of Congress changes from one par- ly to the other. t As the Democrats :ake over this month, they'll keep ;he political plums for themselves. The Republicans will take what's left. Two years ago it was the other way around. And if the Republicans regain control in the 1956 elections, there will be another switcheroo in January, 1957. That's politics for you. No private business could operate under such rules. In all, about 1000 jobs change hands. Patronage job shifts on Capitol ill aren't as bad as they used to be. Nor is the situation as good as It might be. Attempts have been rnade to have the Congress put all its employes on a non-par- ;isan, Civil Service merit system basis, but the Congressmen have never gone for this whole hog. They have accepted a compromise whereby the top committee staff employes with a considerate degree of expert knowledge are kept on from year to year, regardless of political changes. Ma- lority and minority counsel or ;echnical staff advisers merely swap titles and desks, and business 1 goes on as usual. On the Senate side, the four top obs are Secretary, Scrgeant-at- ai-ms, the two Floor 'Secretaries and Chaplain. J. Mark Trice, Senate Secretary for the past two years, will go back to his former job as Minority Secretary, which he held during the 81st and 82nd Congresses. Felton M. Johnson, who has been Democratic Minority Secretary during the 83rd Congress, is in line for the secretaryship. Joe Duke, former Senate Sergeant-at- arms, will probably take over that position again with the Democrats. Chaplain of the Senate is the Rev. Frederick Brown Harris, originally selected by the Democrate. The 80th Congress broke tradition in 1947 and selected their own Chaplain, the late Peter Marshall. On his death, the Rev. Mr. Harris was recalled and he will probably retain the position under the Democrats again. Where most of the changes occur are in the minor jobs of elevator operator, member of the Capitol police force, messenger, mail carrier, doorkeeper, worker in the document room or page boy. There are 28 Senate pages.,-Our- ing the last Congress, Democrats were permitted to name seven, Republicans 21. During the next Congress this, ratio will be reversed. -. The problem of who gets what job is decided by Democrat and GOP patronag.e committees. They're not as ruthless as they were in the old days of the uninhibited political spoils system. For instance, a well-liked Republican policeman may not be kicked out by the Democrats. This is particularly true if he has a long service and would be due for retirement in a few years. Old and well- known Negro messengers are also kept on. There are over 150 patronage jobs opening up for the Democrats in the Senate. This means that each Democratic senator can have about three patronage jobs if he wants them. Some senators won't bother with them, and trade or give away these plums to then- colleagues for possibly other favors not on record. On the House side of the Capitol, the party coming into power after an election has the right to make a clean sweep of some 700 jobs, but this just doesn't happen any more. William R. Bonsell, Republican Sergeant-at-arms who Is in charge of the 73-mnn House police force, estimates that the Republicans removed only about 40 per cent of the Democrats when they took over in 1953. Since the Puerto Rican Nationalists tried to shoot up the House, there has been considerable effort to take the Capitol police out of the political s spoils system and establish a specially trained force better able to cope with such crises. But so far this idea hasn't jelled. One of the jobs in-coming Democrats are having a squabble over Is this Sergeant-at-arms post. Joseph H. Callahan, minority Sergeant-at-arms In the last Congress, isn't planning to take the top Job. Landon Mitchell* and Zeake W. Johnson, Jr., two Democratic assistants in the Sergeant-at-arms' office, are the leading candidates. Ralph H. Roberts, minority Clerk of the House in the last Congress, will probably become Clerk. Patronage jobs opening up In the House are for some 40 doormen, 65 elevator operators, 52 folding room employes and 50 post office workers. This adds up * to less than one job per Democratic member of Congress, and is pretty slim political pickings. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Unfortunately our medical investigators have not yet come up with a good answer to the ques- ion of canker .sores. Questions on ;his subject come in continuously and the one which follows is typ- cal. Q—Please say something about ranker sores. What causes them and what can one do for them? I get them frequently, two or three at a time. Mrs. . A—This is a condition involving the formation of blisters in the mucuous membrane of .the mouth. The blisters break and leave a painful ulcer which ordinarily tieals In a few days. However, in many persons canker sores come in bunches at intervals of only a short time over periods of months or years, thus causing a si-eat deal of distress. In the majority of cases a def- nite cause cannot be discovered :hough in some low-grade infection, allergy or possibly vitamin deficiency are believed responsible. Treatment of most victims of canker sores is unsatisfactory. vtlld 1 mouth washes may be sooth- ng but do not really cure in a lurry. Although not dangerous to life, canker sores are a painful nuisance to many and anyone who can come up with a good answer on treatment, preferably based on earning Ihe cause, will certainly desrerve our gratitude. Q—Please say .something aboiu caratid sinus syncope. Does tills cause a person to get dizzy and a feeling of fainting? Mrs. II. B. A—There i.s a place In the neck where one of the large arteries divides at which there Is a slight bulge known as the carotid sinus There arc many fine nerves in the bulge and oncn In n whllr- tin- carotid alnus appears to be over- active. This may cause attacks of dizziness and fainting. These attacks may appear without any apparent cause, may be brought about by pressure over the area or may folow an emotional upset. The condition, when mild, can frequently be relieved by appropriate drug treatment; in more serious cases surgical treatment has to be considered. Q—Because of brittle nails I have been taking calcium capsules without professional consultation. Now a friend insists that overuse of these capsules can lead to a calcium disease. Is this true? Mrs. J. R. A—Under certain circumstances it is possible for the body to absorb too much calcium with resultant difficulty, though as a rule it is probable that excessive calcium Is merely eliminated without being stored. Since there are many possible causes for brittle nails besides lack of calcium, however, it would seem wise to try to go at the problem a little more scientifically with the aid ofj professional advice. 1 Q—A friend suggests that I copy the diet of a movie star who eats only crackers, mustard and tea. What will this do after an extensive time? V. N. R. A—I nm sure this diet will not make a movie star out of you, but what else it will do I do not know. Q—A friend of mine has a silver plate In his head. Some of my neighbor? say that he will finally become Insane because of It, In that true? A—It, Is not lure. Your neighbors are induhiiiK in ignorant and cniol gossip at tho expense of you and your friend. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE West's Opener Wat A Happy Choice BY OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service If you can't make your contract in rubber bridge, it doesn't matter very much whether you are minus 100 or minus 200 points, tournament bridge, this difference is enormous. Minus 100 may get NORTH 4 10863 13 «• 8'3 4 A973 WEST EAST *J97 4AQ52 V Q 6 5 3 V 9 f AJ65 41074 #K4 + QJ1065 SOUTH (D) 4>K4 » AK874 * KQ92 #82 North-South vul. South West North Eui 1 V Pass 2» Pass 3 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A 7 you a raa':onably decent score; minus 200 in a tournament Is air most sure to get you no match points at all. Tournament players . are well aware of this, of course, and some of. the most Interesting tornamcnt hands arise pl^ of the struggle to produce or nvo'.d a score of minus 200. This sort of struggle furnished the drama In the hand shown today, played n few weeks ago In Ihn Winter National Tournament In A'Jnntn. West openedf the seven of Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA) — Uncovering Hollywood: Now the why of Fernando's hlde-a-wny comes out. Fernando Lamas, that is. The handsome star from the Argentine asked MGM to cross his name off the contract list and turned' down one offer after another since then because he's had his fill of playing sleek-haired glamor guys. "I was known as a dramatic actor in Argentina," says Fernando, now, playing Roz Russell's leading man in "The Girl Rush." "But in Hollywood, they cast me over and over as a Latin lover. "Those roles are skin deep and no deeper; It was good box office bui I don't want to go through life just walking through pictures." Louis Prima just turned down another Hollywood offer to film his life story. The famed New Orleans music-maker, now at the Sahara in Las Vegas, told me: "I'm afraid to have It done, man. There were some rough characlers in my life In the '20's and some of them are still living." THE WEDDING of Angelina Liberace, sister of you know who, and Tom Farrell, a business partner of a member of Joanne Rio's family, is expected to take place at the end of January. It's unlikely that both the Bio and Liberace tribes Will attend the hitching because of the current chill. Danny Kaye, who would be a riot as the hillbilly hero, is trying to buy the screen rights to Mac Hyman's best seller, "No Time for Sergeants." . . . Wendell Corey looks set for the heavy in the remake of "The Covered Wagon" . . .Goodman Ace, the humorist, is writing an act for Vanessa Brown's army camp tour. Her warbling is a surprise to the OI's who have seen her to date. Italian star, Anna Magnani Is Introduced to the American screen speaking both English and occa- spades, a happy choice for. his side. East won with the ace of spades and promptly shitted to his singleton trump. Dummy had a doubleton, and East wanted to reduce dummy's ruffing power. South should have put up the ace or king of hearts, but he was a bit suspicious of the trump shift and thought hi had better take his trump finesse then or never. When South played a low trump, West won with the queen of hearts and returned a trump. Dummy won the second trump with the ten and returned a diamond. South put up the king of diamonds, and West took |he ace of diamonds and returned a third round of trumps. This exhausted dummy's trumps and prevented South from ruffing even one diamond in the dummy. In the meantime East had discarded the six of clubs and a diamond in the effort to keep as many cards as the dummy in each of the black suits. South read the situation and cashed the king of spades and the queen of diamonds. He next led a small club towards the dummy. West thought for a second and then correctly played the king of clubs on this first round of the suit. Declarer won in dummy with the ace .of clubs, ruffed a spade to get back to his hand and then drew the last trump. Finally he led his remaining club. This gave the rest of the tricks to East, and South was therefore minus 200 points. If West had kept the king of clubs in his hand, however, he round of clubs. He would 'then Would have had to win the second have been obliged to lead diamonds, giving South a trick with the nine of diamonds; and South would have been minus only 100 points. sional Italian In "The Bo'se Tattoo." As an appropriate prop, there's an Italian-speaking parrot in the picture. Other day, after a long scene, the parrot repeated a couple of Bun Lancaster's lines u an unexpected ad. lib. Laughed Magnani: "That parrot is learnlni English quicker than I am." A young member of .the British parliament Is the new romantic interest in Patricia Medina's life. They met at the London premiere of "The Black Knight." MICHAEL RENNIE and hii wife, actress Margaret McGrath, will apply for U. S. citizenship... Swedish beauty Lili Kardell is taking up where Pier Angeli left off with James Dean, the "East of Eden" star . . . Read this and suffer, girls. Just before Ava Gardner took off for the orient she shelled out for a blonde beaver coat, a crystal mink stole and a Russian sable stole. Those thlnn cost big money. Jeff Morrow swears he went shopping for gifts for his nephews and ran Into a store selling perfume for little boys. He flipped when the salesman said: "And this Is for little fellows who ride bicycles. We call it 'My Schwinn.' " PREVIEW FLASHES: "Bad Day at Black Rock"—Spencer Tracy, Bob Ryan and Anne Francis in slick melodrama as Tracy solves a murder In a tiny western town . . ."The Bamboo Prison"—Robert Francis of the Calne Mutiny battles the Reds in Korea ... "Young at Heart"—Doris Day in ft bright remake of "Four Daughters". .. "The Other Woman"—behind thi' tinsel In Hollywood. , ' BARBARA RUSH, who's represented by studio lawyers In her divorce wrangle with Jeffrey Hunter, is flashing it: "I don't mind the wild guessing about our reasons. It's come about because neither Jeff nor I will talk about, our problems—but it adds up to nothing." All Around the Town: Ida Lupino and Howard Duff are dating again. Ho-hum . . . Milton Berle isn't gleeful about Jackie Gleason "stealing" his TV sponsor for next year. Gleaaon will do a half-hour filmed version of "The Honeymooners" with cameras to turn hi New York. Another "Marilyn Monroe" movie, "Dangerous Years," is making the TV rounds. She played a minor role In the film, producnd in "147. Power of censorship note: jane Russell's "The French Line" is In the S.1,000,000 profit bracket in the U. S. alone. Ray Mllland will direct, as well as star, In "The Gunman." Ii'3 his first attempt at giving the orders on a movie set, but a longtime ambition. Peggy Lee. the warbler, is okay after surgery, but had to cancel a singing date in Chicago. Lime uz— TV is called home enterfatn- menl because you wouldn't walk across the street to see a lot of It. L Fruitful Answer to' Previom Puzzli DOWN 1 Canoes of Malaysis 2 Flake 11 Raves ID Adjusted 20 Ingress 23 Dyestuff 25 Church fete 12 ACROSS 1 Drupe fruit 5 Smyrna 8 Pome fruit 12 Genus of frogs 3 Joined 13 Compass point 4 Entangle 14 Feminine 5 Terror appellation 6 Preposition 15 Leave out 7 Obtains 16 Pewter coin of 8 Moccasin Thailand 9 Click-beetle 17 French city 10 Rectifies 18 River Islet 19 Got up 21 Powerful explosive 22 Scoff 24 Requires 2G Idolize 28 Heavenly bodies 29 Salt 30 Art (Latin) 31 Writing fluid 32 Artificial channel 33 Circles 35 Short .Ishlng line , 38 Skirmish .19 Wept 41 Entire 42 Propel 46 fown (Cornish prcAx) 17 Viands 48 Dutch city JO Cease 51 Handle (Fr.) 52 Roman bronze 53 Singing voice 54 Apportion 55 Rodent it Nuisance 27 Wapitis 28 Droops 33 Line anew 34 Sickest 36 Small 37 European dormice 40 Station 43 Erect 44 Notion 45 Sleeveless garment 48 Mound used by golfers 38 Courtesy title 50 Tree fluid 15 H 58 W

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