The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on January 18, 1955 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 18, 1955
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BLYTHEYILLB (ARK.) COURIER'NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 18, 1955 TH1 BLYTHEVILLK COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NIW8 OO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •' lota National Advertising Representativei: W«U«c« Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphl«. ^^ Entered us second class, matter at the post- efflce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- ttCM, October 9, 1917. Member o( The Associated Press " SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or an? suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 12.50 for six months. S1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, »12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And Saul WM yet the more afraid of David; »nd Saul became David's enemy continually.— I Samuel 18:29. A man's enemies have no power to harm him, if he is true to himself and loj'al to God.—John B. Gough. Barbs One thing some folks should remember when driving a car is that other folks may b« as careless as they are. It's usually a wast* of time to dispute the man who frankly admits he's a failure. Don't let it bother you — everybody else is forgetting and still writing 1954 on their letters. It's clearance time In the big stores &nd most women don't fail to sight a sale when they go down to set. Marriage broadens a man, says a judge. It also has a tendency to make him short, Wyatt's Departure Heralds Arrival of New Coach ing Era In Bowden Wyatt, Arkansas lost a former All-American football player who was young, intelligent, ambitious and possessed of that peculiar talent to lead which goes into the makeup of a great football coach. A state does not see a man like that blossom forth into national prominence and give him up easily. But for every whimpering Arkansan, there stand hundreds who are willing to indulge him in hig long-standing hope of returning to Knoxville's-Shields-Watkins stadium. As the exhaust smoke of Wyatt's departing Cadillac clears, Arkansans well may find they still have something in the way of a coach, again finds itself with a former outstanding football player who is young, American football player who is young, intelligent, ambitious and, in his playing days anyway, had leadership talents. Its coffers reasonably full after a winning season and a Cotton Bowl trip, the University's athletic program was never in better shape nor had a rosier future. We think it is still a good spot for a rising coach to make a name for himself and we believe Jack Mitchell is a rising coach and that he'll make a name for himself ... at Arkansas. We welcome this Oklahoman to the state and to Athletic Director John Barnhill, who led in the search for Sir. Mitchell, we may say we think he again has done a splendid job of finding a leader for the Razorbacks. New Campaign Pattern Recent stirrings in the Republican and Democratic, political camps suggest that presidential campaigns in 1956 and thereafter are going to be a lot different than the ones we've known. The Democrats tentatively have chosen Aug. 27, 1956, for their national convention, some five weeks later than the 1952 affair. Republicans have not settled on a date, but are considering either late August or early September. ' If the parties hold firm on the idea of late dates, the 1956 campaign will be one of the shortest in American history. Certain effects of considerable political consequence may follow. The^August doldrums, long » headache to the politicians, will be eliminated. But that very fact means that the prenomination period will be extended, adding to the strain and tension and perhaps bitterness in a hard-fought, open party contest. On the other hand, for a nominee who i« an incumbent President or an almost •quail? w«ll-kncwJi nation*] fjgur*, th» campaign tasks will be somewhat simplified. Whether they will be lightened ii possibly a matter for argument. Conventions usually find candidates, parties and sometimes even the electorate at fever pitch emotionally. It will be easier for a nominee to plunge from this atmosphere directly into a high-gear campaign of six or seven weeks. Most politicians seem to think the situation is made to order for an incumbent particularly, who need spend no time building- himself up. By the same token, they believe a relative unknown will be hard-pressed to make impact on the people in so short a time. Therefore, they feel that when familiar figures are ruled out, the build-up will have to start months before the actual conventions. A few politicians dissent, arguing that with concentrated television and Whirlwind airplane campaign tactics any candidate can be put across in the available time. If this is really so, it should be obvious that to be successful such a drive must- rely upon the most sharply refined political techniques conceivable. Applying all this to the specific case of 1956, the politicians are saying with some reason that if President Eisenhower is a candidate for re-election his already great advantage — growing out of his popularity — will be multiplied. If he is not going to run, party leaders think the GOP should waste no time in building up a successor candidate. By the same reasoning, Adlai Stevenson, the 1952 Democratic candidate, right now the top choice anyway, would seem to be in a stronger position for 1956. Four years ago he went through the painful process of making himself known to the country. However the new plans work out, they'll make 1956 a lively time. Things are seldom dull when you smash old patterns. VIEWS OF OTHERS Ideal Communist The Soviet scientist who claims he created a two-headed dog has to start over, because the dog died six days after the operation which gave him a second head. He's now out to produce a hardier specimen. What practical application the ability to put a second head on a dog might have we don't know. But the experiment has brought forth some tongue-in-cheek speculation among anti-Communist propagandists, who like to needle the Reds because they can't take it. that maybe the scientists one day will produce the ideal communist party leader with two heads, both talking at once, and the ideal worker with four arms. Better still, however, the Red scientists might work on a headless dog and, finally, a headless worker. If some way could be found to give him orders, he'd be an ideal citizen of the Red "worker's" paradise." Being unable to think or talk he would never have to be sent to Siberia or liquidated.—Greenville Piedmont. Those Texas Rabbits Fellow told us a story once he swore was true, about riding along in an open car when all of a sudden a monstrous-big Jackrabbit rose up out of a field alongside, overtook his car. yelled, "We don't like foreigners here!" and administered him a beating. Now, the other day, according to the Associated Press, Goodwill Industries in Dallas advertised a collapsible opera hat for pale. They admitted they had little hope of .selling it. But a magician, and a former California!! of all things, bought it. He issued the following statement: "In 27 years as a magician, those Texas rabbits are the first to eat linings out of my hats." Naturally he should have known better. He was lucky to get out that light.—Chattanooga Times. SO THEY SAY Giving heroin to a youth is worse than giving him strychnine, because there is no cure and results in a lingering death. — Indiana's Gov. George Craig asks death penalty for narcotics sales to minors. Women are using their charms to entice men into marriage, and then they fall apart. A housewife should always be charming. Men like charming women or they wouldn't go to burlesque shows. — Strip-tease Dancer Geraldine Garner. The Chinese Communists and Nationalists are both good, independent nations. Both are our good neighbors. I want to establish relations with Russia and Red China as soon as possible. — Japan's Premier Hatoyama. The supreme fact that governments cannot bring themselves to face is that their aims can no longer be achieved by war. — Philosopher Bertrand Russell. America and Russia, while bitterly opposed to one Another, lean toward the same technical conception of civilization. — French Historian Friend or Enemy, It's Usually Up to the Wrangler Peter Cdson't Washington Column — President's State of the Union Message Outlined Bold Program WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Comparison of President Eisenhower's new State of the Union message with that of a year ago reveals both progress and frustrations. Last year the President asked for prompt ratification of a mutual defense treaty with Korea. This year he reports settlement of troubles in Egypt and Iran, negotiation of the new Manila agreement covering Southeast Asia and the Paris pacts for rearming Western Germany. That indicates progress. But the President says frankly, that, insofar as relations with the Communists are concerned, there is "merely world stalemate ... in such a world ... we must tirelessly labor to make the peace more just and more durable." That would seem to be the number one objective for the Republican administration and the Democratic Congress in the year ahead. The President repeats what all Presidents have said—that America's defenses must be kept strong. But he adds an important revelation that he has taken personal charge of U. S. defense planning. He thereby assumes full respon-j sibility for a program that will be | a neat trick if it can be done, but | that will require considerable analysis, It involves a budget cut in defense' appropriations and forces but an increase in pay and benefits for military personnel and a new emphasis- on expensive new weapons. In this shift, the President makes clear that his defense policy will place primary responsi- bility on building up a strong retaliatory striking power. The idea of an expensive system of U. S. defenses, advocated in many special, outside studies for the Department of Defense, would seem to be definitely rejected. This is a tremendously important policy proposal which will be debated long- and loud by the Con- gre"ss. , As with the President's picture of the State of the Union a year ago, he now paints broad strokes. The details are to , be filial in later in a series of 10 special messages. Three other important new policy declarations are to come. They wiJJ cover water resources, transportation and public works planning. The creation of a new "coordinator of public works" in the President's office is announced for the first time. The President declares "the economic outlook is good." But he rejects ideas for new tax ruts this year. Thereby he puts off again any thought of balancing the budget in these booming times. He reports progress in cutting Government expenses by 10 billion dollars in two years. But if the budget cannot balance in periods of prosperity, it raises the question of whether it will ever be balanced. This would seem to be another major frustration. H Is in the last part of the President's message that he goes the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Mrs. J. writes that her seven- year-old son has had infectious mononucleosis for the second time and that following this they can't j seem to get him completely back to normal. She adds that the doctor says many cases of this disease have developed in high school boys and girls. This disease also known as glandular fever is indeed common among 1 children and young people and seems to be getting more so. Recurrences and relapses, while they have been reported, are fortunately not too frequent. The e- perience of slow recovery, how- ver, is by no / -sans unusual, though generally .speaking, recovery without serious complications can usually be expected. This is a curious disease. It is probably the result of an attack by some virus but it offers some problems In diagnosis, the symptoms it produces are not always alike and the course it takes may vary from an extremely mild illness to one which is quite incapacitating for quite a long time. At the onset infectious mononucleosis may produce symptoms much like those of other conditions: sore throat, loss of appetite, vague pains and a general feeling of distress are common. There is likely to be a low fever. Symptoms such as nausea, vomiting and pain In the abdomen are by no means unasual. Enlargement of the lymph glands in the neck and other parts of the body arc frequent; it i.i this which gave it the name, glandular fever. It is the blood, however, which shows the changes which make the diagnosis. The number of white colls in the blood generally Is increased. When the blood Is smeared on a gln.s.-i slide, stained and examined under the microscope, it usually shows a peculiar type of cell whloh wa* once called a 'monocyte,' and which is responsible for the 'mononucleosis' part of the name. Except for these cells and a complicated special test of the blood called the heterophile antibody test, the symptoms of infectious mononucleosis are similar to a great many other conditions. For this reason the diagnosis is often long delayed and sometimes not made at all. fn most cases complete recovery comes after a few weeks. In some, however, fever and a rundown feeling lasts for months. Occasional serious complications have been reported, but these are the exception. A really good treatment* for in- dectious mononucleosis has not been developed. One or more of the newer' antibiotics may prove helpful but this is by no means certain. Rest in bed and treatment of the symptoms is about the best we can do as yet. What concerns the medical profession particularly is the possibility that this disease may become more severe and more common as time goes on. L/THf UZ — Why Is It that th« models who don't n«**d th«m or« th« ones who cAv-i ,5 potf! fn hroi and girdles? all* out on his ideas for a liberal program of human relations. It begins with the things President Eisenhower asked for in his last message and that Congress refused. More public housing, moderate amendments to the Taft- Hartley Law, a federal health reinsurance program and even continued aid for the Indians. On this foundation the President proposes a new plan for local responsibility for medical care, more aid for the mentally ill, a new formula for aiding the aged needy and more medical care for these unfortunates. More aid for crippled children. A new attack on the problem of Juvenile delinquency. A special message in mid-February will deal with aid for education. Also, the President proposes an increase to 90 cents per hour for the minimum wage. He asks more aid for low-income farm families and continued assistance for small business. In an entirely new field the resident recommends creation of a Federal Advisory Commission on the Arts. This will encourage artistic endeavor and propose a new system of national awards, suggestive of the French Academy and Nobel prizes. If this broad program of some 20 proposals had been recommended by a Democratic resident H would have been labeled a program /or creation of a welfare state. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE There's Ho Quarrel With Reof Success BY OSWALD JACOBV Written for NEA Service Today's remarkable hand was played by Dick Kaplan, of Asheville, N. C., one of the fine younger players of the Southeast. I find NORTH 4.A754 WEST * J63 VKQ8J « 74 410894 » K 10932 *KQ EAST ' * K Q 10 8.2 V 10 South Pass Pass 3V Paw AA93I SOUTH (D) 49 V987543 » ADS *J7< North-South vul. We* NorUl Eut Pass 1 • 1* Pass Double Pass Pass 4 V Pass Put Opening lead—* 3 myself starting In some surprise at Dick's Jump bid of three hearts, which I consider an overbid, but I am not one to quarrel with success. It got Dick to an uasound but very Intcrefitlng contract which he proceeded to make by very fine Play. West opened the three of .spades, nnri Kaplan naturally won Immediately with dummy's ace. His next step was to lead the Icing of clubs from dummy In order to knock out the ace. East stepped up, properly enough, with the ace of clubs and led the king of spades to make declarer ruff. Havint arrived In hl« hand. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Exclusively Yours: Dean Martin looked like a candidate for that Oregon State Home for the Pooped that Donald O'Connor's always talking about. He flopped down on his Paramount dressing room couch like a dazed accident victim and groaned about the maddest week In his mad on-stage life with Jerry Lewis. "I don't even remember doing last Sunday's TV show," mumbled. "I don't eve» remember what I sang. I'm so tired I almost shaved off my eyebrows this morn- Ing,' 1 There was reason for Dean's 'Who am I?" look. Except for a two-day shut-down of their movie, "You're Never Too Young," Dean and Jerry rehearsed the TV show for five nights after working all day in the film. There was also a 5 A. M. appearance for an eastern TV show and a 7 A. M. call for a local show. But Dean was "optimistic": "We'll have a great big funeral," he winced. "We're stacking up the money so high we'll be able to see it from up there. We have nothing to do now except finish this picture, open in Las Vegas in mid-January, start another picture and do another TV show Feb. 6. But it will be a big funeral." As a press agent dragged him away for a Hollywood press doll luncheon to accept a Golden Apple award, along with Jerry, as 1954's most cooperative male star, Dean groaned louder: "Better we should have won the Sour Apple for the most uncooperative. Then ,we wouldn't have to go to the lunch. To rephrase an old Italian saying of another singer," he laughed " 'I hate cops and press agents.' " GARY CROSBY, now admitting he will not return to Stanford, is waiting Bing's green light to go on with his career. He told me: "I would like to tx in every South led a trump, towards dummy. West properly played low since he expected to win two trump tricks after dummy had taken the ace and the jack. Declarer naturally finessed dummy's jack of hearts, and East followed suit with the ten. The ten of hearts was a very revealing card. It semed unlikely that East would be false-carding with so important a card, so Kaplan decided to "believe" it. The count of losing tricks was now: one club already lost, two probable trump losers and one probable diamond loser. This counted up to one tricfc more than South could afford to lose. After some thought, Kaplan cashed dummy's queen ol clubs, ruffed another spade, cashed the jack of clubs, discarding dummy's last spade, and then led out the two of diamonds and a low diamond. When the third diamond was led, East naturally played the Queen. West couldn't afford to ruff, since then he would surely make only one of his trump honors; so West had to discard his last club and let East hold the trick. At this stage all hands were reduced to three cards. East had two spades and a club. South and West each had three trumps. Dummy had two diamonds and West the ace of trumps. When East led one of his black cards, South played the seven of trumps, and West was caught in a "smother" play. If he overruffed, dummy would win with the are of trumps; and if West ruffed low, South's seven of trumps would hold the trick. In either case. West could win only one trump trick and could not defeat the contract. phase of show business. I want to keep busy. When I'm idle, I fe| into trouble." Gary came by that voice naturally but he's now studying vocal know-how for the first time with Ken Darby. Joanne Rio and Liberace have met twice since the blow-up of their over-publicized romance. She gave him an earful about his answers to scribes about the marriage question. GLORIA DE HAVEN Is bewildered over rumors that John Payne gets custody of their kiddies for the next few years. Claim* the custody agreement is unchanged. "Love Me Or Leave Me," MGM's film biography of Ruth Etting, may be in the filmuslcal niche but it has more dramatic wallop than most tunefilms. Cameron Mitchell, who plays the pianist shot by Ruth's jealous husband, is saying: "There's always a documentary flavor about it. It'g like a newsreel. The story IB so good you don't need the songs." Lauren Bacall and Robert Mltch- um will be the only two palefaces in the cast of "Blood Alley." Rest of the actors are oriental*. . . . The Tommy Noonans, whose stork dales have been, cancelled twice, are all smites. Medics assure the expectant Mrs, Noonan she won't be disappointed thl« time. Tommy gets his 7 first star billing in Fox's "Violent Saturday." TERRY MOORE on the subject of marriage to Nick Hilton: "I doubt whether we will b« married. Nick and I have been friends for years. I'm the only girl he can get along with and he's the only boy I can get along with. What better reason for NOT rettlnr married?" Oscar Levant; who stopped playing the piano two years ago at the suggestion of doctors interested in restoring him to full health, has returned to the keyboard for short sessions. But he's playing & straight dramatic role in MGM's "The Cobweb." Jack Palance's career theory: 'I play villains with a heroic twist and heroes with a touch of villainy." Irene Ryan said It: "The average Income of a Hollywood starlet Is about 3 A. M." Close-Ups and Longshots: -Pat Crowley will star in "My Man Sing," a new situation comedy telefilm series on NBC. . . . Marilyn Maxwell and new huby, Jerry Davis, will honeymoon in Acapulco. ... Edward Arnold replaces the late Lionel Barrymore as permanent host on Hall of Fame. . . . New south-of-the-border film due for lensing in the Rio Grande country — "The Treasure of Pancho Villa." Dean Martin to an Irma-brained starlet about to attack a thick steak; "When you come to the whtit part, honey, that's the plate." THE FUZZ in the pockets of the topcoat, when donned for the first time, seems unusually thick this year. Does this mean a hard winter? — Columbia (S. C.) State. THERE'S nothing like a nica white snowfall to lift the spirits, bend the back — and let a man know how old he is. His rusty spine will remind him of it for hours after the walk has been cleared. — Portsmouth Star. Heart Award ACROSS I Co-winner of Lasker Award in he*rt disease field, Dr. a Taufsig 6 This award U medicine's 11 Elude 12 Analyze * sentence 13 Table attendant 14 Runs away 16 Measure of cloth 17 Rowing tool 19 Sick 20 Plant part 22 Symbol for samarium 23 Mountain (comb, form) 124 Menaces 1 37 Native of Sweden ! 38 Lion 29 Male I 30 Attempt 81 Era 1 92 Gem carved In ' relief 35 Everlasting 39 Among 40 Preposition 41 Identical 42 Oriental coin 43 Born 45 Beverage 46 Surgical saw 49 Came to remember 52 Solicit 53 Remained standing K Years between 12 and 20 DOWN 1 She received her award from the American Public Association 2 Wickeder 1 Pillar 18 Onager 36 Sh* U'ont «f 4 Dutch city Jl Dissolved th» - 'i t Fiddling 23 Possessor! leading docMl Roman 25 Go by aircraft J7 Reparation « Musical drama26 Plaything 38 Conduct 7 Salt y\ Wise man 8 Blood money 29 EntangW » Long for 10 Staggered 13 Direction 15 Blackthorn 10 Internal 44 Formerly J2 Hurl 47 Light toueh 33 Mulct 48 Halll 34 Coal-diggers 50 Summer (F»,) 35 Compass point 51 Nickname 30 JST m W r j

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