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f AGE FOUB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 22, 1955 THIBLYTHBVILLB COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, publisher HARRY A. HAINEB; Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Mantger Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Wltinar Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta', Memphis. Entered *> second class matter at the post- office »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- irtM, October 9, 1»17. . Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any 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, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Lord, In trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them.—Iwlh 26:16. * * * Trouble and preplexity drive me to prayer, and prayer drivei away perplexity and trouble.—Mel- anchthon. Barbs Reducing classes for women are what keep wives bending and husbands broke. * * * An Ohio woman found a $100 bill she had hidden five years ago. Unfortunately, old sugar bowll don't pty interest. * * * Th* "Own Your Own Home" move always wves a lot of other moves — with no places for rent to move to. * * * Hard workers smite the most, according to a doctor. Likely becaute they're the one* who ac- eonpMtii thinfi. « * * A Tennessee man WM thrown Into jail for breaking into a pool haH. It didn't take police long to rack him up. For Our Safety and Welfare In the two years since President Ei- •enhower took office, the notion has got about, with the help of the Democrats, that his Administration is interested in a balanced budget for its own sake. But his newest annual budget proposals would seem .to knock that idea cold. They project a federal deficit for the year starting next July of somewhere around $2.6 billion. This isn't whopping, but it isn't insignificant, either. A* forecast weeks ago, Mr. Eisenhower and his top advisers concluded that they could not cut this figure substantially lower and still serve the interests of the nation. If there was a "balance the budget at all costs" group within ths President's official family, it has at least temporarily lost out. Up to this point, the Eisenhower regime has made considerable progress in slashing federal expenditures. Some critics would say this was done at the price of lost muscle, as well as fat, in the Vital defense establishment. But this is highly debatable ground. Whatever the wisdom of reductions in defense and other spending in the past two years, it is plain that the President feels the point has been reached where further trimming must be indulged in sparingly. There is compelling need for more atomic air striking power, for a better continental defense system, for foreign aid not great in total but shrewdly dispensed for maximum effect in the less developed countries. At the same time, domestic requirements have piled up, and the President's recommendations for the home front indicate unmistakably his conviction that the federal government has a large area of responsibility in such matters as schools, health programs, highways, and other welfare plans. Perhaps not many would have imagined a few years back that a Republican administration would propose sizable outlays for these things. But the fact is Mr. Eisenhower's own oft-expressed philosophy of government -^- "conservative 'in economics, liberal in matters of human welfare" — opens the way for the kind of programs stressed in the new budget. And, actually, there is today substantial bipartisan acceptance of these objectives, though nothing like, of course, the unanimity which marks action toward our defense goals. Democrats will say, naturally, that in offering this sort of budget Mr. Eisenhower is merely aping past Democratic regimes. But he has been impelled along thii path by the realities of American life In 1955, and certainly the Democrat! have no monipoly on these. The new Budget gpcaki a» «loqu«ntly ai figures cm of the government's responsibilities for our safety and well- being. Yet it shows, too, that the President wants government to remain the servant rather than become the master of the people, that he wants it to be as conservative as possible with money, toward the day when a balance of income and outgo — so well brought into sight these past two years — can be finally realized. VIEWS OF OTHERS Big City, Small Town After Editor Duane Dewell of Algona. Iowa took the hide off Chicago by saying she wore a mink stole, but had a dirty slip showing. Daily News reporter John Justin Smith packed his saddle bags and journied out into the hinterland — to Algona — to see how the "other half' lives. In the lobby of the Algona hotel, Mr. Smith overheard a traveling salesman, who was watching wrestling on TV, stop long enough to observe: "This is probably the goodest little town in these United States." "It is also the dullest — and the gabbiest," the Chicago reporter added. According to Mr. Smith, Algona is "the goldfish bowl of the cornfields." With "12 churches; a woman mayor; almost no crime; a bustling main drag, and a population made up chiefly of talking goldfish." The talking fish, Chicagoan Smith observed, "swim around and around, keeping an ever-open eye on each other. Their clack- Ing tongues are the ruling force of Algona." Urbane Mr. Smith was shocked at the raw human interest which was exposed by the "gabby little gangs' which clotted the stores and streets on Saturday night. Actual fragments of Algona conversation noted by Mr, Smith contained the following comments, no doubt familiar to moat small towns: "She's going to have another one ... In April ... the last of April." "His wife ought to know about that trip to Pt. Dodge." "They were never meant for each other." "He doesn't earn THAT kind of money." Everywhere, the city man was frankly amazed by the talking, talking people of small-town Algona. They shot pool and talked; bowled and talked, roller skated and talked; danced and talked; drank beer and talked — everyone, everywhere gawking and talking. Mr. Smith's contrived effort to scare up some bootleg liquor or a poker game or any other kind of sin was to no avail. "We dont go for that stuff around here," a local hotel man warned. Police Chief Al Weishaar reported*"just about no crime" in Algona. one Algonian did recall that an "organ-playing man" beat his wife to death with a hammer back in 1921. "That's our only big crime and we have darned little juvenile delinquency," said chief Weishaar. Reporter Smith found that there was no dog- eat-dog existence in Algona because there are few dogs there worth eating. "If there's a millionaire in Algona, I don't know who he is." a Chamber of Commerce man said. There are also no slums. About the only significant failing o.f Algona which the Chicagoan could discover was summarized by the Traveling Man: "It (Algonai hasn't been any place — and it's not going any place, either." On the basis of the arguments, our opinion is that the Algona Editor's condemnation of Chicago was far more convincing than Chicago's criticism of Algona. — Rocky Mount (N. C.) Evening Telegram. States Lose More Rights States lost an important battle recently when the Supreme Court ruled unanimously that they cannot suspend or revoke the right of interstate trucks to use their highways as punishment for overloading or other violations. The Court ruled that only the Interstate Commerce Commission has the right to revoke or suspend permits granted under the Federal Motor Carrier Act. The ruling came on a case involving an attempt by the state of Illinois to bar a truck firm as a repeated violator of its law against overloading. The problem of what a state can do to protect its roads and citizens from overloaded trucks is a complex one and not all the arguments are on one side. Truckers have pointed out that there is a lack of uniformity in the various state regulations on truck loads, so a truck which is not overloaded at Its point of loading may be overloaded when it crosses a particular state line. The Supreme Corrt ruling places an even heavier responsibility on the Interstate Commerce Commission to see that habitual violators of state laws are punished. Truck companies have responsibilities to guard the roads that serve them, it is necessary for them to realize such responsibility, to accept it and to fulfill it. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. SO THEY SAY If we can get through the present period of tensions, we can get plenty of dividends from what we have put so far into the development of atomic energy. — Sen. John Brlcker (R.- Ohio). * * * I've still got a better football team than they (Cleveland Browns) have.—Detroit Lions Coach "Buddy" Parker after 56-10 title game defeat by Drowns. * * * I want to make it absolutely clear that we at SHAPE are basing all our operational .planning on using atomic and thermonuclear weapons in our defense. — Britain's Field Marshal Montgomery. * * * Gee, that's quite nn honor for a first-year man. — Yankee Pitcher Bob Grim, on being turned Rookie of th» Year. Bookmark Peter fc/son's Washington Column — Rearmament of West Germany Still Remains Far in the Future WASHINGTON— (NEA) —The optimistic view in the U. S, State Department is that French Assembly approval of the London and Paris agreements to rearm Western Germany solves the most pressing problem in Europe. The more pessimistic view is that French, Assembly action really solved nothing. Far from being the end of the story, this is merely the beginning. And there is trouble ahead. In France itself, the Council of the Republic—corresponding,to the U. S, Senate—has to approve the action of the Assembly — which corresponds to the U. S, House of Representatives. Ratification by the Council has been" taken for granted. But if the Council makes even minor amendments to the act of ratification, it will have to go back to the Assembly. In this reconsideration by the Assembly, the.slim 27-vote majority by which Premier Mendes- France obtained hLs vote of confidence on the issue, might disappear. The fact that some 80 deputies did not vote in the 287 to 230 approval is a further indication of the weakness of this situation. If France should finally fell to ftc-ept the London and Paris agreements, the political stability of Germany might because unstuck. The German chancellor. Dr. Konrad Adenauer, has had to use practically ail the good will he has commanded to carry the West German Republic along with his policy of Western European alliances. He has admittedly lost strength in the last few months. There are now some doubts as to whether West Germany itself will ratify the London and Paris agreements, even though they might make the Germans the strongest people in Europe. The factor overlooked in this situation is that there exists in Germany today a great distrust or remilitarization. This represents a complete change in German public opinion. There is no question about the ability of Germany to raise and equip a 12-dlvision 500,000-man army. "There is some question as to whether this new force would bo popular. Even Chancellor Adenauer himself is said to be hipped on his opposition to recreation of a war ministry and general staff that might again take over control of German government. And so, the pessimistic apraisal of the European situation today is that Germany might conceivably never be rearmed, or that it might not be rearmed for a long time to come. Coupled with this fear of recreating Germany military might—a fear that exists in France even more than in Germany—there is a strong desire In both countries to hold still another conference with the Russians before Germany Is rearmed. The German Socialists seem to feel that such talks rnight somehow further unification of East and West Germany. Premier Mendes-France seems to feel that he is cunning enough to negotiate more favorable living conditions with the Russians. Just what these conditions might be, he has never statad. What this combination of circumstances adds up to is a belief that the coming weks will see increasing pressure on the United States and the United Kingdom to agree to new talks with the Russians before Germany is rearmed. This is where trouble liee for the United States. It is now recognized In Washington that the French may have originally 'put forward their European Defense Community .proposals as a stalling device to delay U. S. Insistence on German rearmament. . Premier Mendes-France scrapped the EDO plan as an interference with his own ideas for first strengthening the domestic economy of France. The alternative which he accepted in the London and Paris agreements will be a godsend — if these agreements can be ratified by France and Germany. If they cannot, there Is trouble aplenty ahead for the United States and its Western European alles In finding a second alternative. It is admitted this must somehow involve the uHtrnate rearming of Western Germany. Without that, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization becomes a flimflam and its Western European defense plans are made inoperable. What else this third plan might encompass, no one can now say. It would have to be hammered out in another Western European conference of completely unpredictable results. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Readers repeatedly ask questions about the condition known as spastic colon. What causes it they ask and what can be done about it? Does it eventually lead to cancer? Certainly these questions . deserve an answer—though a good one cannot be given to all of them—since this Is one of the most common ailments known to modern man. The colon is the lower part of the intestinal tube. In many people it gets into, a state of chronic irritation and when it does it is called spnstic colon or irritable bowel. Vague abdominal distress, growling sounds, and disturbances in waste elimination are common signs. Many things enter Into the development of spastic colon including the too frequent use of laxatives, poor eating habits and emotional stress and strain. Perhaps never before in human history have so many people labored under the delusion that in order to keep themselves healthy they should "cleanse" their insides regularly with a laxative of one sort or another. Actually, nature is well equipped to do this job, and does It a lot better most of the time than can be done artificially. Certainly the long continued use of cathartics is generally recognized In medical circles as one of the most important causes of bowe) irritation or spastic colon. A lot of people eat Irregularly, too, nnri choose foods which do not give enough bulk or which are themselves too Inxativc in nature. This can also contribute lo the development of spnstic colon. The pressure of modern life, particularly on ft "highly strung" temperament hfis n lot to do with bowel trouble. Anyone v:ho has a spastic colon learns that the condition gets worac under nervous tension and in all probability this ran even bring it on. Too many victims of spastic colon think they are constipated because they may go for a day or two without emptying the bowels. Often this is because they have had a little diarrhea and there is simply nothing there. This causes concern, a laxative is taken, and the poor colon is irritated again. On the encouraging side it can be said that spastic colon does not cause cancer nor will it of itself lead to anything else that threatens life. It responds reasonably well to treatment with diet and certain medicines, but it is hard to get rid of entirely. Many who have this trouble have experienced a period of great relief suddenly followed by a recurrence after a single meal off the diet or some emotional upset. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Never Give Foe Any Information By OSWALD JACOBY Written lor NEA Service How should the South cards be bid in the hand shown today? I'm afraid that most players would pass after North's hid of four hearts. They would make a profit on the hand, to be sure, and It would probably never occur to them that they hud »hown the white feather. The "scientific" school of bridge, plavcrs would bid it as tho nc'-iir' South player did, in the difmram shown kxUy. But would double to encourage a diamond opening lead, and South would wind up with a score of minus 100 points. When the hand was actually played, West opened a diamond, and South tried the finesse even though it was almost a sure loser. Later on, South had to try the club finesse; and he was defeated WEST NORTH AS VQ 10971 + AQ A A Jib 9 4 IAST 22 4Q10943 AK87! • J8732 4 K 1096 * 6 5 * K 8 2 SOUTH (D) 4 AJ5 VAKJ84 + 54 + Q73 Nort.h-Soulh vul. South West North Eavt 1 * Pass 3 * Pas. 3 V Pass 4 <f Pass 4 4 Pass S + Double 6 V Pass Pass Pas* Opening lead—• 3 when the second finesse likewise lost. I would give such R player good marks for bidding the slam since, after all, the odds were 3 to 1 In favor. It is touch and go whether to bid a slam when it depends on a single finesse; but the slam should certainly be bid when it depends on winning either of two finesses. My quarrel Is not with the final contract hut with the method of getting there. There is such a thing as being so scientific that you furnish a blueprint to the opponents as well as to your partner. South should not cue-bid the spades. If h« trust* his partner, hp wants to move towards a alam a! T his partner hns made a Jump b.d In clubs and raised the hearts. In order to nuke thu move with- Erikine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLYWOD - (NBA) - Uncovering,; Hollywood: Vio Mature is reconciled to an "unemotional" divorce court battle with his wife over the family loot. The unhitching hearing comes up this month with Vic telling me on the "Violent Saturday" set: 'We tried to wttle our financial problem* and wound up In hysterics. Now I'm happy H'« up to an unemotional judge or jury to decide the wife's share of a child- Ices, sir-year marriage free of scandal." Edmund Purdom's divorce suit against Tita Purdom, who has been dreaming of a reconciliation, was the result of an ultimatum handed her attorney three weeks ago. Unless she filed by Jan. 1. he would. She didn't so he did. Two hours after filing the suit, Purdom, between scenes of MOM'S 'King's Thief," told me: "Tito's charge that Linda (Linda Christian, now separated from Ty Power) stole me away from her is ridiculous. A woman doesn't just steal another wife's husband we fought from the very beginning of our manage—long before we came to Hollywood." SKIP PRINTED REPORTS thai Eddie F'sher wll star In Irving Berlin's 'life story. "Berlin's talked to me about a story he's writing based partially on his early life," Eddie flashed it "The lead is a singer—not a composer—and Berlin's writing all new sores. None of his hit tvnes will ba used in the film . "Does that sound like Berlin's filmblography?" The lightning bolt in the upcom Ing divorce of Sterling Haycun and his Betty will be Hayden's demand for permanent custody of their four children. The behind-the- scenes fireworks have been going on for months. Unfllmed drama behind Jane Wyrnan's appearance in 'Amelia." a half hour telefilm, was better than the plot. The film was Introduced by her ex-husband, Ronald Regan, the show's host. Then another ex-hubby, Pred Karger, shared credit in the billing. Karman Prod., was a before-divorce name combination of Wyman and Karger. Almost ai embarasslnr as the movie doll who gave her fourth husband a watch. But In an absent-minded moment, she ordered the Initials of her second husband. JANET QAYNOB will never recognize her original screen role of Diane In the Broadway musical version of "Seventh Heaven." The French heroine, to be played bv Gloria de Haven, now has a tsk- tsk profession during the evening hours. Jackie Gleason is nibbling on the bait of "The Comedian." a movie about a TV comic who is a heel But producer George Glass admits there's a big question mark about Jackie having the nerve lo play an unscrupulous character. The verdict is due sometime this month. Bette Davis wll shave her eye- brows and. scalp to portray Queen Elizabeth when she reports "next month for "Sir Walter Raleigh." her first starring role since her bout with osteomyelitis.' There's a question mark now about whether Julie London, the ex of Jack Webb, wil wed pianist Bobby Troup. He has to wait another six months for his freedom. And right now there's another Mr. Big Moment In Julie's life. RHONDA FLEMING will return to Hollywood from Europe with her flaming red locks dyed a subdued brown hue. A move to convince producers that she can do more than just decorate a picture. Hugh O'Brien says he's looking for a, doll loaded with brains to marry. 'Bht the trouble is, 1 he winces, "if she's that smart she won't marry an actor." Short T.':?s: T h e "Maisie" Tories, once filmed at MGM with Ann Sothern in the starring role, are now available for television. Judy Garland switched agents because of her TV plans. It's Pat O'Brien's gag: "It takes two to make a marriage—a slri and her mother." out helping the enemy, South should simply, bid five hearts. This asks North to go on to slam if he really likes his hand, but to pass if he has already bid every point of his values. With the actual hand, North would gladly raise to six hearts. South would still have the 3 to 1 shot if West opened a diamond or a club. If West opened a spade, however, South would be ice cold for the slam. South would win the ace of spades, draw two trumps. and develop the clubs: and he would never need the diamond finesse. Olivia de Havilland about her differences with Beb Mltchum during filming: of 'Not As a Stranger": "I did knock a beer bottle out of his hand on the sot one day. iv.-.t r;e're friends. Actually, ne's a very sensitive man." "Gone With the Wind," with Chinese sub-titles, is playing in Hon^ "Cong. South China sub-titles, no doubt LITTLE LIZ— Any person who claims to be perfectly satisfied with his job will lie about other things too. POSTERITY may be puzzled at us — keeping America strong and free and broke nil at the same time. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. WE KEEP on reading these news dispatches from Washington saying it isn't going to be easy to balance the budget. Of, course it is not going to be easy. What we want to know is whether it's going to be possible or not. — Lexington Herald. PROMISING politicians should be informed that if every clti/en were to be given everything he would accept, there wouldn't be enough to go around. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. POME In Which Is Contained Another Tip About Motoring: If your driving is too brisk It will aggravate the risk. — Atlanta Journal. FATHER to small daughter: "When I first met your mother, she was a little frec!:lc-faced kid with pigtails and buck teeth. Then I met her again a few ye?.rs later and what a chan-je! .... 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