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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 2, 1955
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PACK SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY ft 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Editor. Assistant Publisher . PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representative:: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- gren, October 9, 1917. . Member of TJw Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50"mile xone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For the Father himself loveth you, because ye have loved me, and have believed that I came out from God. — John 16:2?. Love is. the road to God; for love, endless love, is Himself. — Sonnenberg. Barbs Automobiles that constantly knock need working on— not to mention people. * * * Just because the cold days are here, don't think the heat Isn't still on for the buying of government bonds. * * * If you want to find yourself out of the spotlight with your friends, constantly act upstage. A pessimists' idea of being happy Is In appear- C to be unhappy. An i explosion in a small Pennsylvania town bw nearly wrecked the place — and the drinks were on the house. Intercontinental Warfare. When France dug in behind the costly Maginot line after World War I, it was common for forward looking military men to say the French were "preparing to fight the. last war again." France's bitter defeat in World War II seemed to confirm this judgement, and free peoples have tried to learn a hard lesson from that experience. The lesson is that we must not be shackled by outmoded weapons and materials and strategies as we plan for our safety in the face of hostile forces. Th« pace of technological advance today is terrific. We must stay abreast of it In the military field particularly, if we want to hold our freedom secure. Our leaders well know this. And while we are still planning specifically for a possible war in which nuclear explosives would be delivered by piloted air. craft, we are actually developing weapons for an even more frightening phase of warfare—the age of intercontinental missiles. American defense authorities tell us they have reached the "pay-off stage" in putting together a guided missile speeds up to an incredible 9000 miles per hour. This means that such a weapon launched from a site near our eastern seaboard could in little more than half an hour strike deep into eastern Germany. Missiles launched westward from Hawaii could seek out targets on the huge China mainland. One of the most amazing features of this rocket, which would of course be fitted with an atomic warhead, is its potential accuracy. Our experts are aiming at a weapon which will strike within a 20- mile-wide circle after a 5000- mile trip through the stratosphere. Presumably our experimental missiles are not yet that accurate, and they will not be tested on any important scale until they approach that goal. When that time arrives—and even imformed guesses about it are rated military secrets— we will have to begin seriously reshaping both our offensive and defensive strategies. Indeed, it is not too early now to start thinking about the kind of warning systems and defensive weapons we shall need when intercontinental missiles become a major part of not only our arsenal but Russia's as well. There can no longer be comfort for us in mere numerical superiority, whether it be in "conventional" nuclear weapons or the new guided missiles. Our future safety may depend on the quality and ingenioiisness of the weapons we devise. As our experts- put it, we must stay one jump ahead df our enemy. That one jump could be the margin of freedom. Congratulations When a war is on, we hear a good deal about the Air Force's Military Air Transport Service. We are extremely conscious then of the huge bulk of men and materials which it lifts swiftly and safely to distant battlefield areas. But we seem to forget that this effort goes on with or without a war. In 1954, its planes averaged a flight over the Atlantic or Pacific oceans once every 54 minutes. Every hour of the year, MATS air-lifted an average of 56 military passengers, five medical patients and more than. 20,000 pounds of high priority cargo and mail. Congratulations to MATS are clearly merited for a distinguished showing under every sort of hazard and challenge. VIEWS OF OTHERS Human Courage There was a heart-warming little news story that appealed to us on the news wires the other day. It told about a little girl, whose left leg, right foot and right hand were removed by' surgery when she was 13 months old, learning to negotiate stairs on her artificial limbs. She is now 32 months old, her picture showing a bright- eyed, eager little thing striving to please her daddy. To judge from the sparkle showing in that child's eyes, a little thing like a triple amputation Isn't going to bother in going out and getting her full share from life. The world is full of human courage if you look around a little. Take the case of Ham Richardson, the young American tennis star. He has been a sufferer from diabetis from childhood. Did he let that stop him? Not by a jugful.' Richardson followed his doctor 1 ! orders carefully, took good care of himself and clawed his way to the top of the pile. Now on the U. S. Davis Cup team, he is destined to be one of the nation's brightest athletic stars. Or consider Babe Didrickson Zaharias, the Texas golfing sensation The Babe, at the peak of her golf career, discovered she had cancer. Her courage didn't falter. She underwent a dangerous operation, and a few months later walked shakily out to the golf course and started hitting balls down the fairway. Now she's back on top again, her brilliant athletic career halted only momentarily. It makes one feel good to be a member of the same human race as these courageous examples. — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. Danger South Revolutions in Central America have been numerous and, in the past, the United States sometimes has regarded them lightly. It was common to refer to them as uprisings in the "Banana Republics." Those times are gone. Any fighting in Central America today Is a threat to the general security of the continent. Communists are thick in Central America and will swarm to a disturbance to increase it, to spread it; and use it, if possible, to overthrow any government friendly to the United States. Sweden has been exporting arms to Central America, but now Sweden has banned all arms shipments to the area and declared Central America to be "a region of trouble and unrest." Diplomats of the United States are bringing whatever pressure they can. A comparatively trivial uprising in Central America could open the way for Communist penetration in that area, a Red stronghold near the American border. — Atlanta Journal. Injury, Plus Insult We couldn't help feeling sorry for the great Leopold Stokowski when we read that his lovely 30-year-old wife, the former Gloria Vanderbilt, had left him. And It wasn't solely because he had lost his wife. After all, he Is 67 and, no doubt, neglected her by going away on extended tours. The worst part of it was that, a few days after leaving one of the greatest symphonic conductors of his or any other time, Mrs. Stokowski reportedly added insult to Injury by going out with a crooner named Sinatra. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY Religion has become A fad. There's an awful lot of people joining the church, but what it means, I don't know. I'm not sure it means anything . , . it's too easy to be in the church. — Dr. Bernard fddings Bell, retired canon of the Episcopal Church. Over the 20 years the Democrats were in power, you can't find a year without evidence of treason. — Sen. Joseph McCarthy. . olhing is more vitally needed in this country to open up new frontiers for business than the construction of new highways nnd the modernization of our present inadequate and obsolete highways. — G. M.'s President Harlow Curtice. There simply is no denying- the fact that the factory-built home Is the home of the future. — Carl Koch, Cambridge, Mass., architect. It .would be ... a great mistake to assume that our security can be fissured merely by treaties of military alliance. Such treaties crumble unless they ore supported by , , . n solid foundation of mutual good will. — Secretary of Stale Dulles. ., Spelling It Out for Us Peter Ft/son's Washington Co/urn After Viewing Election Results GOPConcedesLabor Votelnfluential WASHINGTON —(NEA)— For the first time, Republican analysts are ready to concede that the influence of the union hibor vote and the activities of organized labor's political workers are an important factor in U.S. election results. It is conceded that the so-called labor vote was influential in electing many candidates who this month took office as state legislators, governors and members of the new Congress. In no case can it be said that allfout, pro-labor members control any state legislature or any state's delegation to Congress .But there are freely expressed Republican opinions that if present trends continue, union labor control of the Democratic party or even a U.S. Labor party are possible. For the Republicans, this poses a problem of how to win more union labor support. Analyses of last November's elections, looking primarily at the union labor vote influence, are still. not yet completed. But the. highlights are so readily discernible that they show a pattern. j U. S. Senate races In which the labor vote held at least the bal-j ance of power, gave victory to the i following democrats: Paul H. j Douglas of Illinois. Patrick V. I McNamara of Michigan, Hubert: H. Humphrey of Minnesota, James; E. Murray of Montana and Richard L. Neuberger of Oregon. American Federation of Labor's League for Political Education has recently revised upward the number of friendly senators and representatives elected in 1952. It now lists 182 instead of 176 pro-labor congressmen and 41 instead of 40 pro-labor senators. APL-LLPE points out that 60 per cent of the Senate candidates and 56 per cent of the House candidates it endorsed were elected. Putting it another way, 18 out of 30 endorsed Senate candidates won, and 152 out of 282 endorsed House candidates won. This is seen as considerable advance from the 80th Congress, when organized labor could claim only 83 friends in the House and 25 in the Senate. In governorship races, the union labor vote is given credit — or blame — for the election of such candidates as Averell Harriman 1 in New York, Abraham A. Ribicoff in Connecticut, G. Mennen -Williams in Michigan and George M. Loader in Pennsylvania. In all, the Democrats took 27 governorships — a gain of seven— but not all these can be attributed EO a labor vote. Similarly, in state legislature races, one preliminary count indicates that the Democrats took a total of 545 seats away from Republicans, and lost only six. Just what the labor vote influence was in these results is still under study. The general trend, however, is considered significant. While only 16 million out of the 64 million workers in the U.S. civilian labor force belong to organized unions, this minority has learned gradually how to throw its political weight around most effectively In national, state and local elections. The congress of Industrial Organizations Political Action Committee was a whipping boy- for Republican campaign orators in the Franklin D. Roosevelt era. But CIO-PAC was not taken seriously as a political force nor was It considered too effective. When President Elisenhower was elected i n 1952, It was Interpreted as proof that there was no labor vote. Today CIO-PAC spokesmen say it was the wives of many union members who switched votes and helped elect Eisenhower. In 1954 elections, it is believed most of the union labor vote went Democratic again. An important factor was unemployment. Of the 21 House seats which Democrats took away from Republicans, 18 were in labor-surplus areas. APL-LLPE and CIO-PAC each raised more than $1 million in campaign funds this year. Half was used in national and half in local elections. This would indicate only about two million union labor members — at $1 apiece — su- porting political activity. the Doctor Says — By Written for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. I suppose that D. N., who'^sks for the meaning of neurocircula- tory asthenia, has either boon told that he has this himself or :hat someone near to him has been given this diagnosis. It i.s, m any event, a rather difficult condition to describe in simple terms :hough it is a common one. It is perhaps not correca to -.peak of this as a true disease, since no one ever dies from it, although it is sadia otcef al-ft most one person out of 20 10 a greater or lesser degree. It has seen called soldier's heart, anx- ety neurosis, effort syndrome, neurasthenia and several other hing.s, all of which might sound •ather alarming if one did not mow that the disorder^ comparatively little trouble. Persons who suffer from this condition, no matter what it's called, frequently complain of pounding of the heart, easy fatgability, breathlessno.s.*; L-VCH without exertion, slight diz?,inr.s.s, sion, Weakness, difficulty in .sleeping, excessive sweating nnd a whule lot of other vague types of distress. Rarely do they have all of these at once. About three years ago an extremely Interesting study of a rather large group of patinnts who had reported such complaints was conducted on them some 20 years after the dianosis had been made originally. The results of this survey were most encouraging. For one tljinR it was found that. fewer deaths occurred in this group of patients tlinn would be expected In a similar proup of the same ages. In other wnrd.s. those uncomfortable individuals seem to have a boiler rhance of Jfvinfj longer t)),-in tJIO.SP who did not have the symptoms. Another Inter?sliiiK thine wa.s. that while those .symptoms are supposed to bo SIBILS of r i x:u;':c'' cd nnxirr', (hi 1 patient,;? were not. pnrliculnrly likely to Ret other diseases which are (houctht to be nn, nl lea' f p;ii - iin! 1 ' 1 . by vnrr" aiu! f:':'r. • :i ''t n^ ui.'ers of (lie s;om u- ; i. i nnd high blood \- ""-Mire. It was also concluded from this study "20 years after" that the putients were suffering from a chronic disorder which did not In' lorfere seriously with work, social j or family life. Twelve out of 100 • recovered, 35 out of 100 had symp- ! ;orr.s, but no disability, and only ] 15 of 100 had symptoms with j moderate or severe interference with their work or living condi- nnns. j it seems safe to conclude that 1 of those who have tljese un ! p'easant symptoms should cease ! :o be concerned nnd , should try j to learn to live with their ail| !!-,t-nts without making themselves i iu:d their relatices miserable. < eJACOBY ON BRIDGE Figure Out Defense And Be a Winner By OSWALP jACOBT Written for NEA Service Try defending against five clubs in today's hand. Imagine that, you hold the West cards. We'll get you off to a good start by making you open the three of spades. (If you ivcre unfortunate enough to lend a hea rt, declarer would get rid of his spade loser and would cheerfully give up one trump and one umf LIZ— A good speaker should be brief ond hove something to say. That's why there's o shortage of good speakers. &MAI diamond.) East wins the first trick with the king o fspades, when dummy plays the queen. East continues with the ace of spades, and South rutfs. South now leads the king of clubs, and it is up to you. If you take the ace of clubs, you'd better take a bad mark also. No matr ter what you return, South can win and can overtake dummy's NORTH 2 *Q6 V A K Q J 8 • A953 + J 10. WEST EAST A98732 * AKJ 104 V106 V97532 • K87 * Q4 * A54 46 SOUTH (D) *5 • J1062 4KQ98732 Both sides vul. South West North East 3 «|> Pass 3 V Pass 4 + Pass 5 1* Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 3 trump in order to draw the rest of your trumps. •It Is then easy for him to reach dummy for all the discards that he needs. You must refuse the first, trump trick. West leads another club, low one this time, and it Is up to you again. This time you must step up with the ace of clubs. You should be sure that South has the queen of trumps, and you cannot afford to duck a second time. South would win with dummy's Jack and cash high hearts, allowing you to ruff with your ace of trumps whenever you pleased. Having taken your ace of clubs on the second round of trumps, you must choose the best return. Give yourself a bad mark once aKMn If you pick anything but the card. Your best choice is the eight of diamonds. It Is vital to lead some diamond In order to put declarer in the dummy. If he goes up with (h? nee of diamonds las he must), he must then tash the top hearts H Erskine Joknson HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Hollywood and Grape VINE: Insiders are smiling about use of the word "horseplay" In the official statements after Bob Mitchum was fired from "Blood Alley." The understatement of the year, they gay, for what was almost an un- filmed chapter in "Greatest Fights of the Century." Italian-realism • comes-to-Hollywood note: Anna Magnani cracked two of Virgin a Orey's ribs and swelled Marisa Pavan'^ aw in a couple of rough scenes for "The Rose Tattoo." Mad! Not Anna, who shrogged it off: "It i> in the script. When I play I play." Maybe she should play with Mitchum. The latest "So It's only money" ta e from Las Vegas s a double- barreled eyebrow lifter. One million dollars in 100 $10,000 bills is on display in a large glass-covered horseshoe at Joe W. Brown's Horseshoe Club. The Flamingo Hotel's Abe Schiller thought It would be a good idea to borrow the horseshoe for Las Vegas' float in the Pasadena Rose Parade. He told Brown about the Idea, saying: "A lot of people will get a thrill out of seeing $1,000,000 in cash." "Well," welled Brown, "it's a good idea. But with the horseshoe, the framework and the glass and all it's pretty heavy. I'll tell you what I'il do. When you're ready, I'll ask my bank in New Orleans to send me another 100 $10,000 bills.!" IF B1NG CROSBY wins a 1954 Oscar for "The Country Gir ," that lucky "4" will be back in his life. He was born n 1904, quit school for show business in 1924: 14 of his records have sold more than a million copies; he has four sons, and he won his "Going My Way" Oscar ta 1944. w a sc M w w se fi fo Sf or fi pa th tu N th ce th y« su a 81 m Pi th W ha de n Jane Russell, I can now spill it, ore a Bikini bathing suit almost br ef as her "French Line" anty for "Underwater." The ichael Wolfe designed creation as approved by .the censors but as dry-docked when the whole quence was snipped from the m. r Howard Hughes? Marilyn Maxwell about her tiny ort car: "I don't get into it. I put it on." BIGGEST BOX-OFFICE films Formosa, it's said, are sc ence- ;tion pictures. Chinese theater Irons line up for blocks to see em . . . Twelve 36-minute fea- rette movies starr ng famous =gro talent will be making the eater rounds this spring. Suc- ss of "Carmen Jones" inspried e flickers. Robert Donat, n ill health for ars, is far enough along on the nny side of the street- to ponder Broadway appearance in "The eeping Prince." . . . There's ore leg art of Jack Sernas, who ays Paris in "Helen of Troy;" an of the film's Helen in the arncr studio publicity files. She sta s an antlcheesecake doll, at's a novelty, m stcr, for an n the hope of discarding all of his diamonds before you can ruff. South doesn't enjoy do ng this, but he can't get out of the dummy, and he has no choice in the matter. You choose the eight of diamonds, incidentally, because you want your lead to look like a "top- of-nothlng" lead In case South has the queen of diamonds and s tempted to let the lead ride around to his hand. House and Home ACROSS 3 City in 1 Window part . ^ a . liforni » 'J±Lfck 'Veple one, do ?^!™"* . .ssenuai pntvin furniture 8 i;" y in 12 Wing-shaped <, „"??,"?. 13 Seth's son " ' '^""Sht 14 Exist • 10C ^ S , 3 15 Divide* _ . ', 17 Bind Pennsylvana 2 18Tanlaliz« H Paper showing 2 19 Chose home 21 Level . °™ orsh 'P 3 21 Bnm 16 Call names 3 £p«m 20 Covers a 3 27 Preposition * oom V°P 29Pr«ser 22 Come in the 32 Consequence * ow * . 3 34 Recover the 24 Russian city 4 Intlde Z 3 V 16 Dinner course J7 Places within ft 8 Hawaiian wreaths 15 (fc II Flower p«rt 41 Toper 18 42 Mother — _ 44 The family 21 KKxpungen ™ " » JMU S3 What hous« H » S4 Went back S7 Notion % 10 Wnrm " 10 Call % 17 II rntnpintiv* pirtlcl* 53 W 1 Br,c!:wnrd 2 Toward the 59 # Italian movie cutlc. Frances Bergen, * click >i • nitery singer, s already retirement minded. Likes the new career but misses Edgar »nd Charlie McCarthy. . JUNE ALLYSON IS glitter-eyed over the prospect of getting back into spangled harness as a song. and-dance girl n the musical version of "It Happened One Night." Her last musical was "Good News" in 1647 and she's saying: "I've sung in a couple of picture! since, but they weren't musicals. People have forgotten that I can sing. Maybe they're right." Now acting n "The McConnel Story" at Warner Bros., June says s le will do only one or two films a year from now on. "I never meant to do so many pictures, but the ast ones I made at MGM weren't terribly good and I wanted to re-establish myself n some really fine films. But It's phys cally exhaust ng now. I'm so skinny my husband won't let me come home any more." David Niven Leads Zany Private Life By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD l#— My favorlt* David Niven story concerns tht switched lunch boxes. It seems that Niven habitually takes his lunch to the studios In the fami iar box used by schoolchildren. Be ng a Scotsman, he Li ncllned to * favor a bit of a nip with his meal. So his cook often fills the vacuum bottle of the lunch box with a hot toddy or something else to cheer him through the long studio day. One day Niven was munching on his unch and poured out the drink. It was milk! Then n a blinding flash, he realized what had happened. The cook had switched his box with that of one of his sons. And the Niven boy? He wa» the happiest lad at his elementary school that day. Such ncidents are always happen ng in the mad life of David Niven. One of Hollywood'* most delightful storytellers, his career reads like something out of P. O. Wodehouse. But when I v sited on "The King's Thief" set, I Inqu red about Niven the actor. I learned he was playing his first real heavy in the swashbuckler. "Oh, I'm a rear so-and-so," h< remarked. "I get hanged and everything. It's quite a new experience, being a heavy. I must call Basil Rathbone and ask him for some expressions to use when I'm hanged." Niven was back n his costume as agent for English King Charlea I. But during the noon hour he lad taken his lunch box to nearby Pathe Studios for a confab with his TV producer. He had worn hla own c othes but retained his flow ing wig and goatee. "Gave them a good augh over there," he confided. The TV ser es has developed fabulously, he said. Niven, Dfck Powell and Charles Boyer are partners in the Four Star Playhouse, which seems to me th« best of the half-hour filmed dramas. How can It be the Four Star Playhouse when there are only three stars Ui the firm? "That's where we're cagey," said Niven. "We have a guest star so that eople won't get tired of seeing our ugly faces too often. It a so gives us a chance to work a gir nto the ser es. Joan Fontaine has done some shows for ua and now Ida Lupino is our guest s ar." Answer to Previous Pun!* L. E 0 N A Ik fl 4 $ '•'/, A W N I M P K. K $ T x% TAPtA^^^v^ EKODEg^jS! & E W E ft, '',',•/ * R R O O V\ • (, E r m K m. 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