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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 31, 1955 THE BLYTHE.VILLE COURIER NEWS TtSX COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. " Entered u second class matter at the post- office a* Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress. October 8, 1817. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per' week. Bj mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, »2.50 for six months, J1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, »12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And he said unto them, How is U that ye do not understand? — Mark 8:21. * * * Think not for wrongs like these unscourged to live; Long may ye sin, and long may Heaven forgive; But when ye least expect, In sorrow's day, Vengeance shall fall more heavy for delay. — Churchill. Barbs When a poor man gets married he has the satisfaction of knowing it's for love. * * # Lots ol auto shows are being planned for this year. The pedestrian still doesn't have a show. * # * A still in Kentucky exploded and injured two men. Think how many might have been injured If It hadn't blown up. # * * Most self-made men have no trouble making themselves »t home no matter where they go. # * * A salesman Is the only one who can make the classy new cars climb a hill backwards in neutral. Who's Fooling Who? One of the marks of decency and fairness in human life is a man's willing' ness to admit error. Sad to relate, it's a mark whose imprint appears to have become a trifle faint in this turbulent, competitive age. In public affairs, of course, it has long been an axiom of rather doubtful merit that the politician shall not acknowledge error if he can avoid it. Yet it is pretty clear that people are often captivated by engaging frankness, their sympathies won by evidences of human frailty in public figures. They are ready to forgive much. Despite this, the trend seems to be the other way. Our politicians, of both parties, have developed to a fine art the technique of not conceding their mistakes. The result is often exactly the opposite of what they desire. They get into more rather than less political trouble. Former President Truman's famous "red herring" remark is a striking example. In the atmosphere which prevailed during and right after World War II, a great many Americans were gullible about Russian Communist intentions. As a nation, we were slow to alert to the new peril. Mr. Truman might have said that his administration, caught up in this atmosphere, had likewise been slow to appreciate the danger. That was the fact. Instead, he met plain evidence of Red infiltration with the brash comment that it did not exist. The illustrations were manifold. Roth parties are well known to be divided organisms, but party chieftains never let themselves be trapped in a public acknowledgement of that situation. One wonders who they think they are foolng. Rut the public men aren't alone in all this. The private citizen seems more on edge, in this abrasive civilization of ours, than he used to be. If a man runs through a red light and nearly knocks you down, and you chide him for it, he's more likely to question your right to be on the street than to admit he did anything wrong. If a motorist strikes your .car and it's clearly his fault, often HiaTirat and only impulse is to holler: "What's the matter with you? You saw I was coming, didn't you?" Admitting responsibility for error seems to be viewed by some people as not merely unwise hut a positive sign of weakness. Apologize for your own mistakes and you'll sometimes find that you get a cold, stojiy stare in reply. This could mean: "Well, what; did you do it for in the first place?" Or it might mean instead: "You fool, why did you apologize? I wouldn't if, I'd stepped on your toes." Exaggerations? It depends a little on where you live, but this sort of thing is common in many places in the nation. Every day that passes, there are more Americans alive than the day before. The growth in our numbers is changing the life we lead. If this new life is not to be an increasingly painful experience, we need to do more and more to accommodate to each other. Admitting our mistakes can be a big part of that accommodation. VIEWS OF OTHERS Schools Go Underground? There are bound to be some questions about the new constitutional amendments in Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina. These would permit the legislatures to abolish public school systems, lock, stock and barrel, rather than bring the races together in class rooms. They would do so mainly by letting the three states appropriate money to private school systems. The natural question Is how the court will look on these actions. Will it hold, as it did nearly ten years ago as to changes in laws of primary elections, that they are obvious subterfuges to get around a rule of equal rights? The court held then that purging the statute books of laws regulating primaries, to keep Negroes from the polls, wquld deny the right to vote in any part of the electoral process. It held that the primary wa* an essential part of this process, no less than the general election, and operation could not be turned over to a private group — that is the voluntary members of a party. In that case the court found constitutional guarantees of citizenship, which means the right to vote. It may come as a surprise to many people that there is no guarantee of public education in the Constitution. The federal governmeht helps out education by one or another form of grants In aid, but it still holds hands off the process Itself. Even in its famous decision last May 17 against segregation in public schools, the Supreme Court mentioned education as "perhaps the most important function of state and local governments." The three Southern states in changing their constitutions asked in effect whether the Supreme Court can force a state or local government to perform this function. This is the bedrock of their stubborn stand. If there are no public schools, what can anybody do about it? There is a fair prospect, however, that the court will not recognize the change from public to private school systems as genuine. It seems fundamental that if a state or local government appropriates money to a private system, the link is organic. The rebellious three states may have a hard time convincing nine justices that merely calling a school private makes it so when the main support, if not the exclusive support, will come from public funds. — Louisville Courier-Journal. State Withholding North Carolina should junk its antique system of collecting state income taxes and adopt a sensible withholding tax law. The changeover would benefit Tar Heel wage earners and the revenue-hungry state government alike. A withholding law has already been .suggested by Revenue Commissioner Eugene Shaw and his arguments are sound. There are certain obstacles but, with careful planning, they could be overcome, Darkest day of the year for individual taxpayers has been March 15 when they have had to ante up all or a good part of their state income tax for the previous year. Moving the filing deadline to April 15 would not help the situation to any great extent. In effect, it would merely be a reprieve. Any way you look at it, taxation cannot be made completely painless. But the impact would at least be cushioned by a pay-as-you-go plan. It would, of course, take another disheartening chunk out of the old paycheck. But it is far better to be nipped lightly every payday than to be swallowed alive on one or more tax deadlines. — Charlotte (N. C.) News. Say It This Way Yielding to protests, the Girl Scout authorities have made a significant change In their Handbook. An item in a list of sources of commodities has been changed from "Tea — China" to "Tea — India." It's more accurate, too, now that we are not buying from China. The point should be taken to heart by the rest of us. Lest we be suspected, of publicizing Red China, let's be careful to say that what we wouldn't do for all the tea in India. — Tallahassee Democrat. SO THEY SAY The time has come when this government must serve notice on the . . . Kremlin that there is a line beyond which they cannot go without inviting . . . all-out war. — Seaborn Collins, national commander, American Legion. * * * Some people are afraid of school integration, thinking It should be done little by little. However, we should not leave this problem for the next generation. We should do It now. — New York's Rev. Dr. Samuel Sweeney. * * # If anything bad can happen, it probably will. — AEC Chairman Strauss' new Inw of nature. * * # The array of Communist military strength , . . poses n threat to Japan and other free nations In the Par East that cannot be Ignored. — Gen. John Hull, U. 8. Far East commander. "Now Where on Earth Is My 'I Like Ike' Button?" Peter Sdson's Washington Column- Presidents Military Reserve Plan Is Similar to Swiss Program WASHINGTON — (NEA>— While President Eisenhower's two messages to Congress on military manpower do not say it in so many words, what Ls proposed is an approach to the Swiss system of defense. It by no means matches Swiss universal military training. But it, would make the regular U. S. military forces a smaller, elite professional corps. And it would build up the reserves, including the National Guard, to a new importance for instant mobilization. It should be remembered that the Swiss system has kept that little country from being overrun in two world wars. This was done while its neighbors like Austria and Czechoslovakia got a severe pushing around from the larger countries on their borders. Furthermore, In today's world of instant surprise attacks in undeclared war, some system of constant readiness for immediate mobilization at all points is the only defense posture that makes sense. This position the Swiss have long held. Under the Swiss system, every ablebodfed male of .sound mind, on reaching age 20, must go to recruit school for 17 weeks. He gets paid $2 a day for this period, but he gets no frills. The course'is extremely tough. Men who go through it describe it simply as "hell." But it adds a couple of inches to the chest measurement of every recruit, increases his weight and furthermore teaches him to be a good citizen. If the Swiss recruit shows capacity for specialized promotion, he is given this further training to become an under-officer or officer. Soldiers and officers alike must then undergo refresher courses for two or three weeks every year until they are 48. In this 28-year period, every man keeps his uniform and arms at home. In recent periods of crisis, he has even been Issued ammunition to keep at home. Every man knows exactly where to go in case of mobilization and what his duties will be. Uniformed pesonnel get no pay unless called up for regular duty ii. their 28-year service. They are given allowances for loss of their civilian job pay and for family support in their annual, two to three-week refresher training. Switzerland maintains only a small standing army and air force. Its numbers are secret. Their duty is border guard, but in peacetime they double as customs and immigration patrol. Under this system, however, Switzerlnnd, with only four and a half million people, has a constant, ready reserve of 360,000 men. It is one of the best armies in Europe. The United States with 165 million people would have armed forces of 10.800,000 trained men available, if the Swiss ratio were followed. This was approximately average U. S. strength in World War n. Actually, President Eisenhower's new manpower plan envisages for next year, under the best estimates available, active Army, Navy and Air Forces of 2,800,000. This is a cut from the Korean war of 3,500,000. The service - callable ready reserves, including the National Guard, would be 3,000,000 by 1959, and the Selective Service system, standby reserves, 2,000,000. The total, 7,800,000. President Esienhower's plan would differ from the Swiss system n a number of respects. The basic training period would be 26 weeks instead of 17 weeks. The pay would be $1 a day.instead of S2, but U. S. trainees would get other benefits. Americans could volunteer for basic training between the ages of 17 and 19, or be drafted for it from 18!4 to 19, If not enough men volunteered. Under the Swiss system, all are drafted. The U. S. basic training of half a year would be followed by, another nine and one half years in the reserves. The Swiss get 28 years In the reserves. By comparison with the Swiss standards, President Eisenhower's proposals for a new military manpower policy are seen to be relatively mild. They are not universal military training by any means. They do not introduce militaristic Jingoism to America, as critics of the new plan may claim. Advocates of UMT may criticize the President's policies as being too soft. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hollywood on TV: Fasten the sent belts on the living room easy chairs. A telefilm. series titled "At Home With the Plynns," starring Errol Flynn and wife, Patrice Wymore, may be just what television needs. I mean the homey, folksy, just- plain-mortals touch. Like episodes about the beautiful blonde on the yacht next door. Or the problem of the missing caviar. En-pi, Patrice and small daughter, Amelia, face the cameras for the reported "intimate peek at their private lives" in Portugal n June. There will be 39 episodes in the series, with many to be shot aboard Error's luxury yacht, the Zaca. "Come with me to the porthole, honey, and let's look at the moon." I already can visualize the opening show: It's a domestic comedy aboard the Zaca. Patrice gets a cablegram saying Ava Gardner's stopping by for lunch. But there's only one magnum of champagne left in the cooler. Pat signals Errol, who comes up In a diver's suit from a treasure ship he's exploring and dumps $8,000,000 worth of pieces of eight on deck. "But there's only one bottle of champagne," wails Pat. Then. . . . Well, I guess you get the idea. But that blnnde on the yacht next door is Intriguing, at that. RUTH ROMAN ABOUT Bed Skelton's TV rehearsals: "It's like group psychiatric therapy." . . . With the Lassie and Rin Tin Tin telefilms clicking on home screens, a couple of producers are hustling a series on Black Beauty, the horse. The chubby Donald Keeler you see as "Porky" on the Lassie show, by the way, is Euby Keeler's nephew. The onetime .filmusi- cal star, now the golfing champion of Balboa, is laughing: I'll be known u Donald Keeler'« »unt." Pate of the leading ladies on "Big Town" is a big mystery on Hollywood's TV Alley. Jane Nigh, the original Lorelie, was ready to resume the role alter dating the stork but Beverly Tyler took over. Then she was replaced by Trudy Wroe. Now Trudy's been dropped. There's a sameness about Big Town plots but at least the show offers suspense about the Identity of its leading; lady. Thirteen weeks seems to be par for the course. Judy Erwin, the teen - aged daughter of Stu Erwin and June Collyer, will become a permanent character on "The Stu Erwin Show." She's studying drama with a coach hired by her parents. WITH SO MANY, homes using two sets, Chris Randall epects eventually to hear a TV announcer say: "Thanks for letting us come into your bedroom." Home audiences want romantic clinches. At least when Cesar Romero's around. The reason they're adding zippier love scenes to his "Passport to Danger." Carney. Didn't like the script. Insiders say. Irving Berlin's been approached by two networks to act at "adviser." The loot, if he decide! to pick It up, will be fantastic. KEEFE BRASSELLE'S first starring film, "Not Wanted," wat shown on home screens for the fifth time. His daughter spotted the title and announced: "Dad, you're k e 1 n f ~ revived again." The TV cutles keep beellning It to Movletown. Latest is Marjorle Hellen, a New York beauty just signed by Pox. . . . Kathleen Crowley cheered worried pals by checking out of the hospital and resuming her role on "Waterfront" with Preston Foster. .... Dancer Roy Fltzell, on "This Is Your Music." has been signed for another 18 weeks. Frank DeVol, cast as Paul Revere on a forthcoming Donald O'Connor Show, explains it: "I'm the only actor In Hollywood with an early American look." New York television Is still copycatting Hollywood. A national magazine just featured a story about a House of CInderellas on 53rd. street where TV actresses live. You've been reading for years about movie starlets living in Hollywood's House ol the Seven Oarbds. But television press agents are more active these days. the Doctor Says — By Ti itten for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. "What causes leaking valves of find out whether the damage to the heart? What are the symptoms? What steps should one take to live longer with this condition?" These questions, submitted by a reader, can be discussed by explaining just what is present when n valve leaks and the doctor hears a murmur. The answers, hpw- ever, are not alike for all. The heart contains four chanv bers which are separated from each other by partitions or valves. ALso there are valves which separate two of the heart chambers from the large blooci vessels into which.they empty. Thus the heart has four sets of valves. When doctors speak of a leaky heart or a heart murmur, there-, fore, they mean that the valves between the heart chambers or between them and the large blood vessels, do not hold back the blood as well as they should. This produces a rushing sound or murmur which can be heard when the doctor listens over the heart. The most important, though not the only cause of valve troubles, is rheumatic fever. If the rheu- Ihe heart valves is progressing, how much damage has been done and how well the heart has adjusted to the difficulty. n the leak is bad or getting worse then, of course, the strain on the heart Ls great and one must be careful not to do more physical work or take more exer- ci.^e than it can stand.. On the other hand, small leaks which are not progressing can be overcome fairly well by the heart itself and often require little restriction ' activity. of • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Don't Let Your Foe Steal Bridge Hand By OSWALD JACOB* Written for NEA Service When today's hand was played, East didn't distinguish himself. ._ _ - —_ lie should have bid four diamonds matic fever has been mild, and! instead of letting South steal the ' there have not been too many attacks, the heart may not be severely damaged and one can often carry on the usual activities, with the possible exception of the most strenuous sports. The degree of injury to the valvc.s varies from person to person, and permissible activity, therefore, has to be incli- j vidually determined. Those with leaky hearts are af'.- cn inclined to be badly frifchtrnod i when they first hear of it. They j should not jump to the conclusion, 1 however, that because the doctor | has found a murmur that their future lives are to he short. In ninny cases the heart ctm him:- tion well with a slight leak for many long yoruv; without camins any .serious effects. True, some murmurs are M I roils. Complete, careful, exaiu:nt- llon and study is necessary in hand at three spades. Enst would have made four diamonds without the slightest difficulty; in fact, five diamonds are LITTLE LIZ— Some women give parties for :hc sole benefit of the ones thty (bn't Intend to invite. ««tA» practically ice cold unless South leads a heart before his ace of trumps is knocked out. It takes the heart ruff to stop five diamonds. West opened the king of clubs against the final contract of three spades. On seeing dummy's menacing club holding, West shifted to a low diamond, and declarer's NORTH * J 10 9 6 4 Q J 9 6 5 2 WEST (D) EAST VAQ53 VK102 »962 »KJ8743 4AK43 . + 87 SOUTH A AI1753 VJ9874 • • A 10 *10 Neither side vul. North Eist South Pass 2* Wot 1 + Puss Double Pass Opening lead—* K 1 » 3« Pass 1 4 3¥ Pass ace was forced out. South led a low heart, and East took the ten of hearts, cashed his diamond trick and then properly returned the king of spades. It was vital to reduce dummy's ruf- fing power. Declarer won with the ace of spades and proceeded to crossruff hearts and clubs. That Is, he ruffed a heart in dummy, returned by ruffing n club in his hand, ruffed another heart In dummy, find led another chili towards his hand. East saw thnt he couldn't gain by ruffing, so he discarded a diamond, and South ruffed. When South next led another I^art, West had to follow suit with the (ice and dummy ruffed with its last trump. East now made the fatal mistake of overrufflng with his queen of trumps. South could anally ruff the diamond return, lend the eight of .spndn.t to draw West's Inst trump, and cash the last heart a« his Eve Arden isn't arguing with the sucess of "Our Miss Brooks," but she'll do guest appearances on four or five dramatic shows this year. Just to remind audiences of her versatility. . . . Now it can be told that Frank Sinatra originally was slated to star in the CBS "Climax" show which featured Art ninth trick. If East had refused to over- ruff, South would have lost the contract. With three cards in each hand, South would have needed two more tricks. He would have to lead a club from dummy and ruff with one of his two trumps. If he then led his last trump, East would take the last two tricks. If South Instead led his last heart, West would ruff; and East would make the final trick with the high trump. Educational Network Is 'Taped' By WAYNE OLIVER NEW YORK (sti— There are four nationwide networks connected by wire circuits, but there's also a fifth linked only by magnetic tape that's starting its sixth year. It has no commercials and nothing to sell except education. It's the 76-statIon network of the National Assn. of Educational Broadcasters, members of which are noncommercial educational radio stations operated mostly by universities and local school boards. The best programs of each ar« recorded on magnetic tape and distribute to all the others. The association also obtains a number of cultural programs' from outside sources. The educational network distributes recordings to . the station! individually, to broadcast when they like, instead of transmitting them to all simultaneously by wire hookup. The association itself has been in existence since 1925 but it wa«n't until 1949 that the network was organized at a meeting at the University of Illinois. Seymour Siegel, director of New York's noncommercial municipal station WNYC, was elected the first president, and sparked the new network in ita infant days. Operations were started Jan. 31, 1950, with only a single tape for each program. The tape was relayed from one station to another until It had made the circuit, after which it was returned to WNYC so it could be erased and another program recorded on the reel. With membership fees and grants from the W. K. Kellogg and Ford Foundations and others, the fledgling network grew at a fast pace and was able to buy tape duplicators so several copies at a time could be made of programs. It now has headquarters at the University of Illinois where an acceptance committee auditions programs from members and decides which merit network distribution. Geography Quiz Aniwer to Previoui Puzaf» j ACROSS I Harbor, 3 Roguery 4 Throwi 5 Hurt 6 rchango 7 Lamprey 8 Suit Maine 4 Cod, Massachusetts 8 '.'/hat a desert I " JTlluIlg 12 Winglike parti?" 13 Land measure 14 Give forth 15 Possessive pronoun 16 Sea food 18 Places 2Q Assistants 21 Metric measures letters 17 What Pilgrims 27 Political did nt Plymouth Rock 10 Fervor 23 Annoyed 24 Pork cuts 41 Sicklier parasite 42 Recedes 28 Pay attention 43 Region It 22 Color lightly ^ ;*<* cn 24 Retain 26 Barrier 26 River crossing 27 That girl 30 Melodic 32 Custodian 34 Married •woman 35 Tnro roots 38 Furtive 37 Caustic 39 French' novclht 40Uncln« 41 Chum 42 Tidal w«ve 45 Less frequent 40 Karakul 51 Actress West 52 Whip 53 Formerly 54 Donkey 55 Auction 56 The East 57 Seine DOWN 1 Dip out water dice 20 Gaelic 31 Lathered 33 Ailai POE 38 Demented 40 Declaim 44 Aim 46 Type rne«ure 47 Comfort 4(1 Repose 50 WelRht measure IB 15 W W z

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