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PAGE BIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ' THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- eMlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- greas, October », 1817. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service it maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year $250 for six months. $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations I have preached righteouness In the great congregation; lo, I have not refrained my lips, O Lord, thott knowest.—Faslms 40:9. # . * * I would have every minister of the gospel address his audience with the zeal of a friend, with the generous energy of a father, and. with the exuberant affection of a mother.—Fenelon. Barbs The best guide for a wife to consult when she is going shopping is the old pocketbook. * * * A three-year-old Illinois youngster has a vocabulary of 1038 words. You're wrong—it's a boy! * * * A toast to the apartment house janitor who k considerate enough to make warm friends of his tenants. * * * it's apparent that tome cigaret lighten were made for people who don't amoke. * * * Sometimes a sea voyage is one of the best things to bring out what's in a man. Union Vote Is Premature For Budding Industry Here We feel the union election which has been called for Jan. 25 at Central Metal Products Co., here is premature and untimely insofar as best interests of both workers and community are concerned. Central Metal and its parent firm are newcomers to the city. They haven't been given a chance to organize their operation \ere. Employes have no way of knowing what to expect from the company in the future. Unionization, if it takes place following the election, will be interpreted as an expression of mistrust and doubt on the part of employes of the firm. Then, employes may reasonably expect to have this attitude returned in kind on the part of management . . . and we mean management on up the line. It is our belief that a feeling of mutual trust and understanding, which would go far in creating more and better jobs for more Blytheville citizens, is especially desirable at this time. We would hate to see industrialization in this area stunted by hasty action, precipitated by irresponsible claims and promises. Labor unrest already has cost citizens of this town too many jobs. It would be unwise for workers or community to foment ill feeling with our newest and most promising industry. Interruptions Welcome i\iost of us depend on being interrupted in order to live." . The words were spoken by J. Robert Oppenheimer, atomic scientist and head ol t'rincton's institute for Advanced Study, as he was being interviewed by CBS commentator Edward R. Murrow. What he meant was that we generally try, consciously or otherwise, to avoid sustaining hard mental activity for too long at a time. It's tough work, and we usually welcome interruptions as a relief. Few if any men have the nerves, the energy and the power of will to withstand the stram of unending mental effort. . Scientists and scholars are considered to be dedicated fh"e"iv but even they evidently have trouble keeping their noses to the grindstone. That's the whole idea of the Institute for Advanced Study —to make a place where scientists can gather, free of all interruptions and ordinary responsibilities, commanded only to think hard and long about the problems that interest them. Everybody knows what writers say. Theyt're famous for manufacturing every imaginable excuse for avoiding the hard l«bor at putting on* word aftir another. If you're a lawyer, it's legal briefs. If you're a business nian, it's reports and balance sheets you must pore over. If a publisher, manuscripts. If a teacher, students' papers and your lecture notes. If a doctor, the long, complicated medical reports that keep you up to date. All these can be difficult, painful chores if you keep at them long enough. That's why the doorbell, the telephone, the unexpected caller are often so welcome, even when we loudly complain that they are not. It's probably true for nearly everyone, no-matter how you make your living. There are always hard mental tasks to tackle, like filling out your income tax return writing a long letter, or reading those books that will help you get a better job. Some of our more devoted souls may think up fancy tricks like they've come up with at Princton to strip away the excess for not keeping everlastingly at it. As for the rest of us, most likely we'll go on pretty much as before, grinding through the tough ones beyond what little sigh of relief when somebody interrupts our noble efforts. Dramatic Project In this age of scientific and particularly electronic wonders,' we take good telephone service so much for granted we perhaps imagine that transoceanic no less than domestic operations are nearly perfect. In fact, they aren't. Transatlantic calls today are somewhat hit or miss because they are made by radiotelephone and depend on good atmospheric conditions. This is far from a satisfactory system, since more than 100,000 calls a year are made (in 1927 it was just 2000). But now something dramatic is being done about it. Next summer a great double, undersea cable project, sponsored jointly by the United States, Canada and Britain, will get under way. It will take two summers to complete the work. When it is done for the first time in history there will be a clear reliable, multichannel telephone link between Europe and North America. The two-way cable will provide 36 distinct telephone circuits between Scotland and Newfoundland and thence to the Canadian mainland. The project has been an engineers' dream for nearly 30 years. It had to wait upon advances in electronic engineering and developments of new materials. The paving but of the 1950-mile main undersea cables is so special a task that only one ship in the world, a British cable- layer, can do the job. We Americans, part of this ambitious undertaking, hail it as a brilliant example of the cooperation of free peoples to increase their communication, and hence their understanding. v/IEWS OF OTHERS Bent Arrow Folks who run newspapers soon get wise to the fact that they can never figure out just what word or sentence in a story will attract certain readers and move them to take pen in hand. Here's an example. Not long ago we ran a little story complaining about the postoffice department's ruling permitting bulk or junk mailing and its effect on newspapers. The story started out by the mention of the name of the local postmaster. Carl Schreiner, who had really nothing whatever to do with the story. Not long after we got a four page closely written letter from some bird we'd never heard of. Was he plauding our story? Or was he sore and critical of it? No. Siree.' The only thing that took his eye in the story was the name Schreiner. He wanted to know if the Schreiner mentioned was a relative of Olive Schretner, a well known writer, in the early part of the 20th century. He wanted to know if Mr. Schreiner could give him any details on the local of the writer's most noted book, The Story Of An African Farm. As a matter of fact he was nuts on this story. He wound up quotaing passages from it that filled 3 pages. The gist of our story was completely lost upon him but, brother, could he make hay out of surnames!—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. SO THEY SAY The universities are scrambling to cover their deficits by seeking grants from government for defense projects, to the extent that many of them would collapse if peace should break out. — Lawrence Kimpton, chancellor of the University of Chicago. # * * The American Gen. (John D.) Stevenson, who preaches atomic warfare, loudly includes his name In the list of future war criminals whose late will be no better than the fate of Hitler's war criminals. — Russian Journalist D. Krnml- nor. i 'Okay, Fellows - Where's the Socket?" Peter Edson't Washington Column — 'Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships' To Aid U. S. } Foreign Businessmen WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Officers and a group of the students of the neW "Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships, Inc.," are scheduled o call at the White House in January for a first report on how their enterprise is getting along. There las been practically no publicity about these Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships. They are the crea- ,lon of a relatively new foundation lonoring the President. For 1955, 12 fellowships have been granted and more are to !ome, up to a total of 20. Nine have gone to foreigners for special work in the U.S. and three to Americans for research abroad. They are not the usual type of academic scholarship granted to professors, scientists or artists for postgraduate study, Eisenhower fellows are to be carefully selected young business executives — 25 to 40 years old — of demonstrated ability and a promising future in the field of their countries' greatest need. Each is to get a year's training world's business and professional people. Mr. McCabe's idea was that private business had a direct responsibility in this field. Unless free world training for leadership were advanced, there never could be world unity. He began to talk up his idea among his wide circle of business acquaintances. Thomas J. Watson of International Business Machines was made chairman of a finance committee. In little more than a year, he had pledges from 600 businessmen for an average of $500 apiece. Some gave only 3250. A few gave $15,000 apiece. The total of $325,000 collected was enough to assure a full year's operation. When the Pennsylvania Republicans gave President Eisenhower his whopping big 63rd birthday party at Hershey, Pa., Oct. 14, 1953, Mr. McCabe and his associates spelled out their plan to the President. They asked his per- aacn is to gei a yea a "»"""B mlssion to call it the "Eisenhower in business- leadership through m Z™ hiDs .,, as a blrthday trib- practical, day-to-day experience in their special fields. .They are more like''business- experience fellowships than abstract scholarships. This is called anifestation of the new private enterprise, international business statesmanship, which <the President praises highly. The idea for the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowships originated with Thomas B. McCabe, president of Scott Paper Co. Some time after leaving his Washington job I Headquarters as chairman of the U. S. Federal I moved from Harvard to Reserve Board, Mr. McCabe took, York. Edwin _T ; Gibson^was a trip abroad. He came back con- ....-- vinced that there should be a 'ships." as a birthday ute to his contributions as soldier, statesman and leader. The original idea had been only to bring foreign experts to America for advanced study. President Elsenhower thought that gave the impression this was the only country where anything could be learned. The program was therefore broadened to provide fellowships for American research abroad. Then it was in business, were recently New .s made . .ident and J .Hampton Barnes executive director. The Board of presi closer relationship among the free Trustees includes 50 names promi- nent in American business. The first three Americans to receive fellowships are: Theodore S. Repplier, Washington, president, Advertising Council of America. He will study information programs in Japan, Hong- kong, India, Thailand and Italy, where Commie pressure Is great. Roger T. Gilmartin, New York, Merrill Lynch, Pierce. Farmer & Beane, to study investment ba ing in western Europe. Guy E. Noyes, Washington. Federal Reserve Board staff, to study central banking methods in western Europe. The foreigners receiving the Eisenhower fellowships are selected by local committees in countries which the U. S. State Department recommends as having special problems and needs. Among the first Eisenhower fellows now in the U.S. are: Akhlury Sitanath. India, American railway operation methods. Muhammad Ayub, Pakistan, financing of private industry. Chalong Pungtrakul, Thailand, private business promotion. Frederick S. Arkhurst, Gold Coast, public Information programs. Enrique A. Edwards, Chile, U. S. labor and trade associations. John S. Pesmazoglu, Greece, international investment banking. Jose P. de Freitas, Brazil, engineering taching methods. Suleyman Demirel, Turkey, electric power development. Felix S. Y. Chang, Formosa, central and commercial banking. Bachelor fellows get $400 a month plus travel, married fellows get $700 a month — and they can bring their wives along. MONDAY,' JANUARY 17, 1955 Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hollywood on TV: Just like movie kings and queens, TV stars are being haunted by old film on television. Bob Cummings slammed down „ coffin lid on "My Hero" after 36 home screen telefilms. But the 1852 vintage corpse he thought he buried "because I didn't want to go on placing an Idiot" is stil kicking — on reruns all over the land. So it's a blusher for Bob, who just unveiled a new, saner character (In situations almost as daffy,.though) for one of 1955's new telefilm series, "The Bob Cummings Show." The star's reasons for scuttling the nitwit Beanblossom character for more sophisticated (?) comedy on his new show: "II didn't start out that way, but I wound up a« a Jerk. It was wrecking my career. I couldn't do anything else." But Beanblossom's slill around, and Bob's red-faced. parading by on color TV Is * jossibility. NBC, which has an Oscar ex- jlusive, opens its uiovietown color studios around Feb. 12, date the nominations will be announced. A shocking tale about a onetime movie queen now on TV who Ignored a financial SOS from her father the day before he became a public ward in an eastern town may crash the headlines. They've ben estranged for years. EVEN ROYAL dignity doesn't throttle Red Skelton. Standing by while the Shah of oil-rich Iran cut a welcome cake at a swank Hollywood party attended by a mob of TV stars, Red moved in close'and as the Shah withdrew the knife, he deadpanned: You eoofed, Shahle, NO OIL!" Loudest laugh: The Shah's. People are thinking up TV ideas for Phis Harris again. But Alice _Faye is undecided about her home- screen acting. Power of TV at movie theaters note: A midwestern exhibitor billed Debbie Reynolds this way: "The future Mrs. Eddie Fisher hi 'Athena.' " Now it can be told: Long before Jack Webb made the moneymaking big screen "Dragnet," Dan Duryea was all set to do a feature version of "The Affairs of China Smith." "But," says Dan, "we decided people wouldn't pay to see something they could get lor free. So we changed China's name to Mike Callahan and filmed the picture as 'The World For Ransom.' ' He Won't make the same mistake again, though. A film based on the TV character Is due this Bing Crosby's new on-illm TV deal with CBS Indicates producer-director Ralph Levy Is right in predicting "the biggest news In 1955 for Hollywood TV will be aour long, high-budget, star-studded shows on film for multiple showings. The Groaner will star in a coupie of hour shows to be filmed in color. The network will own the film but Bing will share In the initial and re-issue coin. LESS MADNESS In "I Love Lucy"? Sounds like it. with their producer-writer Jess Opperv heimer saying: Situation comedy will become more realistic in 1956 — We've found that the TV set is such a personal element in life that the closer your comedy ta to reality, the funnier It is." About time, too. It finally happened: Hal Perry •alked up to an automobile dealer and said, "Oroucho sent me." The dealer asked blankly: "Who's Groucho?" year. Dan Dailey asked for B e 11 v Grable as his costar in the CBS teleditlon of "Burlesque" — a guarantee of a record audience li it can be brought off .... NBC hopes to clear its cross-country cable Feb. 23 for a Jlmy Durante show from Miami's Copa City night club, Hollywood's Oscar nominees Hence two of dummy's four spades would lose tricks; and there would be a club loser in the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. I find it somewhat difficult to discuss Parkinson's disease year after year because, although a good many people are working on it, progress in developing new treatments is distressingly slow. There are some — such as new drugs or new surgical procedures — but there does not seem to be anything as yet which reasonably can be defined as a sure cure. Nevertheless, there is a great interest in Parkinson's disease (also known as "shaking paLsy" or paralysis agltans) and this common disorder of the nervous system has to be discussed in this column from time to time. There are two kinds of Parkinson's disease. One is that which develops in older people and more often In men than in women, the cause of which Is not known. It is probably related to the aging process. Sometimes severe anxiety or shock brings on the symptoms but the real cause is probably something else. Some Infections, especially what is called epidemic encephalitis, which is a virus infection of the brain sometimes spoken of as American sleeping sickness, is responsible for the second variety. When Parkinson's disease develops from this cause, it comes about as frequently In women us in men. Of course, It Is likely to occur at younger ages also. The symptoms generally begin gradually, usually In one hand At first tlie typical shaking movement may not be present all of the time. A lo.s.s of musculiu- strength and stiff feeling may be the first signs. The muscular movements become less rapid and more difficult to carry throiiKh The trembling movements at rest are not long dclnycd. I.aclc of expressiveness in the face is also characteristic. Long periods of Improvement are the rule. The disease is almost always a slow process and is likely to last many years. There is no pain and the mental condition is usually normal. People who have either kind of paralysis agltans are usually advised against becoming overtired. A reasonably active life with some work Is good for most, but strenuous exercise is usually taboo. Cold water treatments, special exercises, sun baths, massage and vitamin preparation have all been tried without much success. There are several drugs, including some relatively new ones, which are often helpful In controlling the "shakes" too, but there is no single treatment which i will cure the condition. Most people get along with it for a long timo without serious difficulty and It carries little direct damage to life. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE The Bid It Normal I In This Type Hand BY OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Nobody can blame South lor bidding game In today's hand. South had 16 points In high cards, all In good honor combinations, and line distribution. Moreover, Ills partner had indicated some Interest In a game contract Ing the diamonds. SoiiUTs only question, In fact, was whether lo bid the gnme In diamonds or in no-trump. The sin- iilcton spade steered South nway from no-trump. This was a wise decision, u I* turned out, since South would have been able to take only eight tricks at a no- trump contract. South was more fortunate at his game contract in diamonds. West opened the king of clubs and South pounced on it at once with his Short Takes: The search lor * home screen Fiber McOee and Molly has top priority at NBC- TV s new Hollywood talent bureau headed by Milton Berle's' brother, Phil. The originals want no part of live or film acting. Half a dozen couples have flunked camera tests to date. Even the canine s«t fc over *e spurt hi th« rating the Rin Tin Tin series over tb* Lassie stanzas. Way ahead .... Illness of Kathleen Crowley, *• talented pretty of the "Waterfront" cast,, has her rooters worried. She's one of the best-liked young actresses in rnovietbwn. OVERHEARD AT CBS: "Th»t guj-? Whr he'! inch ham he'd upsiage hta own SMAIJJ BOY explaining ft broken window to policemen: "I wa« cleaning my slingshot and It went 0 ff."_Memphls Press-Scimitar. MAN may not be able to live by bread alone, but some folks seem to^get. by pretty well on crust.— Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette. ACTRESS.8u*an Hayward totitt to receive court permission to take her two sons on location to Hong Kong when her ex-husband claimed that they might contlact diseases there because "life is held cheap." As cheap as marital vowi in Hollywood?—Arkansas Gazette. WIPE—What did you ever do to deserve a wife like me? HUSBAND —That puzzled me too. until I thought of what R mean little bof I was.Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. NORTH 17 4 J 1073 » AJ976 4.163 WEST EAST AKQ06 * A 8 5 4 YQ5 ¥ J IOB42 » 4 3 452 + KQJ104 4-95 SOOTH (D) » AK873 « KQ108 * A82 North-South vul. West North East 2 J. Pass Pass 3 » Pass Pass South 1 » 2 « 5* Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* K ace. He immediately cashed both of the top hearts, discarding one of dummy's, low clubs, and then led his singleton spade. It was now too late for the enemy to beat declarer. West hopped up with the queen of spades and returned a trump, but South proceeded to ruff three hearts in the dummy and three spades in his own hand. By this time he had taken ten tricks, and he still had the ace of trumps. West could have defeated the contract by opening a trump instead of the king of Clubs. South would win the opening trump lead In either hand, he would cash the lop hearts in order to discard f club from dummy, and then h< would lead a spade. West would rise with the queen of spades to lead a second trump. This defense would limit South to ten tricks. He would have only two trumps Ipft In his hnnd with which to rul(\ Dummy's spadei. addition. If you prefer to think of the South hand Instead of the dummy, you can say that dummy would have only three trumps with which to ruff three ow hearts and one low club. South would therefore lose one spade one club, and one additional tr ck because of dummy's trump shortage. Perhaps a really fine defender would see the need for a trump opening lead from the west hand The bidding indicates that dummy likes diamonds far better than hearts, so there is a c ue to the nature of the hand. It's a very close point, and I'd rather Just indicate It than come out with a flat statement. 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