The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 3, 1955 · Page 4
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, February 3, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWg THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAJNE8, PubUihw BARRY A. RAINES, Editor, AuliUnt Publiihef PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrertising Manager Sol* National Advertising 'Representatives Wallac* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphii. Entered u second clasa matter at the port- orllc* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- Kress, October 9, 1917. Member o{ The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, »6.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations" Neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord ovr God, to walk In his laws, which he set before ut by hit servants the prophet*. — Daniel >:M. * * * ' To be a Christian it to obey Christ no matter how you feel. — H. w. Barbs You can get by a lot of things on your good looks, especially a railroad crossing. * # # Think of all the money that it wasted by peo- »te who pay for a doctor's advice and then don't have sense enough to take It. # # # The world may be full of a number of thing! but a woman's handbag makes it look Billy. # * # Aa Ofeto woman, living in a two room apartment, jave birth to triplets. We'll bet there wiH b* SOON change* m«d«. * * * When you leave out the working parta, it* mighty hard to be a successful *elf-mad* man. Population Gains Some of the American people may think the population experts are talking through their hats when they predict a U. S. population of 220 million by 1975. But the figures for 1954 certainly make the experts look good. Last year the number of Americans increased by 2,830,000, the largest yearly gain in the country's entire history. For eight straight years, we have added! mort than 2,500,000 people annually to the population. How do these astonishing figures <om« about? In the first place, it) 1964 we had around 4,060,000 births, the most in any year on record. Secondly, tentative indications are that the death rate dropped to »n all time low of 9.2 per 1000 population. The great boom in births is by now a-n old itory. Not so well appreciated i» thi« continuing improvement in the national health, as reflected by declining death rates. The death rate has now been below 10 per 1000 for seven successive years, an especially notable thing in the light of the steady rise in the proportion of older folk in the American population. In addition to these factors, of course we get each year a small increment from immigration. Last year it came to some 200,000. But obviously, in projecting population prospects for the next two decades and beyond, the experts are deeply impressed by the continuing remarkable trends in birth and death rates. Trends are not sure-fire. They can be radically altered by unforseen factors. Another great war, a real depression, such cataclysmic events could upset all predictions. World War II and its aftermath certainly threw out of the window the experts' forecasts made during the 1930's. As a sidelight on the gains that have brought out present population total to approximately 164 million, it is interesting to note that the Pacific Coast states still are climbing at a rate higher than the national average, though not as fast as during the 1940's. Florida is still pushing upward with gains of around 6 per cent a year, three times the U. S. average. Nevada and Arizona have even higher rates of increase, but they start from a low total population base. Let's hope that our planners, from the White House down to dusty littlt township office*, are reading._thes« figures and acting upon them. If they do not, the United State* by 1976 will b« the mot tangled civilization on the face of the glob*. An Awesome Burden President won fro* Eisenhower sought and lupport for UM ot our armed forces in the broad defense of Formosa. But he didn't mean to delegate, nor could he, the power to decide whether those forces shall be used in any other fashion in the Far East. That must be his decision, and his alone, as it was his to speak in the first place and warn the Communist world through resolutions endorsed by Congress. This President, like any other, may invite and listen to advice from many men. But in the end, they can only advise They go away and leave him to himself. And he, plunged into a loneliness none of us can likely imagine, must search the counsels of his own mind for the answers the world awaits. It is an awesome burden, and no man on earth can share it with him. Readers Views The late R. E. Lee Wilson, Lee Wilson for short, contributed more than any other man, now living or dead, to the development of Mississippi County. He was the father of drainage in the county, and the principle instigator of the legislative act which created the present highway system, and made possible the construction and maintenance • of good roads thjoughout Eastern Arkansas. He built a landed empire of 47,000 acres, 25.000 In cultivation, and during World War I he was the largest producer of food south of the Ohio River. He constructed and operated industrial plants through the county, and he also operated many mercantile establishments. He left an estate valued at »1,000,000. Lee Wilson is buried in the center of the public square at Wilson. The tablet on his grave is so inconspicious that it is not noticed by the thousands of people who travel the adjacent highway. This is a reflection on Mississippi County. Lw Wilson was exceedingly anxious to have tn equestraln statue placed above his grave. He had pictures taken of himself on his favorite horse bo be used in fashioning the statue. One of his heirs objected to spending the money, H Lee Wilson's desire was never satisfied. A movement should be inaugurated to raise a fund for an appropriate statue to R. E. Wilson. A statue to mark Lee Wilson's grave would not only be a fitting tribute to him, but it would be a constant reminder to the public of the marvelous opportunities afforded by the wonderful resources of Arkansas to .the capable and the Industrious. Charles T. Coleman VIEWS OF OTHERS Supreme Court Curb Back in the early days of our Government. Thomai Jefferson, great exponent of Democracy, greatly feared the powers of the Supreme Court. Jefferson was President during the chief jus- ticeship of John Marshall, who led the court when it took unto itself the authority to review Federal and state laws and to have the final say on their constitutionality — authority which was not given to the court by the Constitution. And Jefferson saw in the vast assumed powers of the Supreme Court the danger of our form of government being transformed and the rights of citizens being infringed by judicial decrees. The danger so clearly foreseen by Thomas Jefferson 150 years ago is now becoming a reality. In a recent speech Clarence Manion, former dean of the law school of Notre Dame University, who was forced out of his job as chairman of the Commission on Intergovernmental Relations because he favored the Bricker Amendment, declared that by its decisions in recent years the Supreme Court has "removed practically every constitutional restraint upon congressional and Federal executive powers." Dean Manion said in the last 15 years the Supreme Court has upset more of its own judicial constructions on the Constitution than in all preceding years of the nation's history. The South right now is keenly aware of one of these reversals — that of the previous Supreme Court holding that equal but separate public facilities for the White and Negro races met constitutional requirements. The Supreme Court also has "rebuffed and frustrated every important attempt by the individual states of the Union to assert the regulatory powers reserved to them under the 10th Article of the Bill of Rights," Manion observed. "If constitutional freedom is to stay alive in 1956, and beyond, we had belter take a good look at our Supreme Court," the speaker added. As a matter of fact, we had better do more than take a good look at this new unrestrained breeding place (or tyranny. We had better define and check the powers of the Supreme Court, just as the powers of the other branches of government are defined and restricted by the Constitution — or were before the New and Fair Deal Supreme Court's justices began construing the Constitution bo suit their own sociological and political ideas. — Chattanooga News-Free Press. SO THEY SAY Tht United States if, devouring the world's mineral and fuel reserves at an almost terrifying rat*. — Britain's Lord Simon, on why America should reduce its birth rate, * * if. I am convinced that for agriculture the road ahead will b« smoother than the one we have been traveMn|. —Agriculture Secretary Benson. * * * A* lor* as times are like they nre, I'm going to vote to levy taxes and approprinte money so that no International desperado will dare attack UB, -Hou»« lpe*)Mr torn Rayburn (D., Tex.). The Only Peace Movement He Understands Peter ft/son's Washington Column — 'Can She Pitch?; On Hall's Team; Crystal Juice; 'Capital Chat- his former executive director, A. D. Baumhart, Jr., as congressman from Ohio's 13th District. The man slated to become GOP executive director Is Chauncey Robbins of Maine. Since last March 1, Mr. Robbins has been serving as director of personnel at Republican headquarters in Washington. In this Job he has been in charge of GOP patronage appointments as assistant to the chairman. The new executive director served as secretary to the national chairman In 1937-38. He first came to Washington in 1932 as an assistant clerk on the Senate Appropriations Committee. He was legislative assistant to former Senator Hale (R. f Me.) from 1933 to 1937. Mr. Robbins served in the Navy in World War II and commanded a destroyer escort at Anzio. Tom Mechllng-, the bold young newspaperman, and Democratic David who twice tried to win election to the U. S. Senate from Nevada, and twice lost, has given up politics. o . ( The Democratic machine, built \-Vhip* Albert's election to "succeed! U P b v the late Sen - Pat McCarran, Rep Percy Priest (D., Tenn.). 1 was just too much of a Goliath for who becomes chairman of the \ Mechling to beat. Knowing when Commerce Committee, it was re-! he was licked, he moved to San ported that: '•• Francisco to do public relations "A sleepy-eyed Representative \ wor ' , Albert arose to receive the ac-! In nis new J° D . however, young clamation of his colleagues. He i Mechling has a product which had been on die floor most of the \ looks like a winner. It is orange night before, pacing up and down I arid grapefruit juice concentrated with his new baby." ! into dry crystals by evaporation Republican National Committee of the water through vacuum boil- Chairman Leonard Hall will soon i ln ff of the. natural juice. announce a series of changes in j The crystals will be sold in cans. his headquarters staff to fill the Open a can, pour out the crystals, vacancy caused by the election of add Water, atir, and you have WASHINGTON —(NEA)— When the pretty new Georgia congresswoman, Mrs. Iris Blitch, was formally introduced to the Democratic caucus the other day, one representative whispered loudly, "Mrs. Blitch — can she pitch?" There was more truth in this question than poetry. For in the Georgia Democratic primary last year, the new con- ;re.sswoman defeated Rep. W. M. (Don) Wheeler, who has bee^n a star pitcher for the Democrats in heir annual baseball game with he Republicans. Representative Wheeler has been mainly responsible for a string of six consecu- ,ive Democratic victories. Last year he pitched a no-hit, no-run jame. Rep. Carl Albert (D., Ofcla.} is being kidded by his friends in the House of Representatives for he- • ing the first majority whip (assis-; ;ant leader) who has to take the floor at 2 o'clock in the morning. Representative Albert is the father of a two-month-old baby, David Ernest, and it is usually the father's chore to give the youngster his 2 a.m. feeding. After the juice again. The product wil be competitive with concentrates and frozen Juices. In his first letter to constituents since the new Congress convened Rep. Sidney R. Yates, Chicago Democrat, drew on an old story about Republican President Calvin Coolidge to picture the situation in Washington today. According to this story, Presi dent Coolidge fell asleep one morning during a rather boring meeting of his cabinet. He awoke with a start a few moments later to find all the secretaries sitting silently around the table and staring at him, not wishing to disturb the presidential cat nap. Mr. Coolidge looked at each one of his cabinet members in turn, then smiled and said, "Tell me — is the country still here?" Reported Representative Yates: "After traveling to Washington and talking to many of the rep. resentatlves who have moved in from all parts of our nation for the opening of the 84th Congress, I can report that the country is still here." Freshman Congresswoman Coya Knutson (D., Minn.) put out Vol. 1. No. 1 of her newsletter to con stftuents just two days after taking the oath of office. She calls it "Coya's Capitol Chat." Here are two of her first impressions: "A bit of drama before the President's State of the Union message — gallery guests were frisked for guns by some 300 Capitol police." "The House chamber looked like a huge Hollywood movie set with flashing cameras, bright lights and equipment." the Doctor Says ~ Bj WE [ Hten for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Readers of this column, I am sure, fully realize that diabetes is a serious disease but perhaps have less understanding of the related condition known as renal glycos- uria. Q—My husband has sugar in his urine but no other signs of diabetes. Is renal glycosuria serious? Mrs. O. A—It is usually impossible to tell the difference between diabetes and renal glycosuria by examining the urine alone. To make this differentiation the sugar in the blood must be determined also. Renal glycosuria differs from diabetes in that the sugar in the blood is normal but there is a low threshold for sugar in the kidneys which allows the sugar to spill over into the urine. Renal glycos- uria is not as serious as diabetes and people ordinarily live In perfect health though one who has this condition should be watched from time to time for the possible development of diabetes as well. Q—I am a widow 72 years old and look much younger. I am RO- ing io marry a man a few years younger. Would it be possible that I could have a child? Mrs. E. A—Tn this instance it would be quite safe to sny that it would be impossible to have a child. Q—I have n constant, sore, burning sensation in my tongue. Have you any idea whot may cause this or what can be done for it? Mrs. K A—This is unfortunately a common and most unpleasant sympton. If there nre visible signs of irritation of the tongue the situation niny be related to such things n.s pernicious anemia, lessening of tin- output of saliva, diabetes or vitamin A deficiency, rt is also possible that It Is related to tome local condition such as the presence of dissimilar metals in fillings in the teeth. Finding the root of the trouble may be quite difficult and involve the cooperate en! deavors of both the dentist and • the physician. Q—My husband suffered severe; Iy from iritis for many years and no treatment seemed to stop it. Finally we worked it out ourselves. j He had to do a great deal of en- j tertaJning but does not drJnfc alcoholic - beverages and, therefore, drank numerous soft drinks. When i he discontinued this the iritis cleared up and when he has tried it again the iritis has come back. What is your comment? Reader. A—This is certainly an unusual story. Considering the enormous number of soft drinks which people drink I should think that as a rule this beverage would have little to do with iritis. Q—I am 76 years, old and worked all my life until six years ago I have never been sick until the last three montljs. Now after supper I take a 15-minute walk but little by little I begin to feel a pain in my chest and must stop to iake several deep breaths. What do ypu think this could be? J. B. A—The description accurately fits the condition known as angina pectoris. If this is confirmed by examination your physician should give you advice and perhaps medication 'or this disorder. Kentucklan — In Kentucky, we have Fort Knoic where enough gold in stored to build a golden fence, three feet high completely around TCXM. Texait—Oo ahead and build It. If I like It I'll buy it.—Grcencville (Tenn.) Sun. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Study the Bidding In This Game Hand By OSWALD JACOBY Written (or NEA Service Don't ask me to recommend the bidding in today's hand. North and South had three chances to stop at a reasonable part-score contract, but they pushed on to an unreasonable game contract. If South learned a lesson from al! this It was probably fl bad one, WEST 4>9«54 » KQ7 » 9(15 N*rik 1* 2* J* Pill NORTH (D) 4 AJ83 ¥ J 109 • K J 4KJ94 EAST V A952 ^Q 10 8 43 4753 SOUTH 4KQ107 V843 * A73 41002 Both xidec vul. KM* Sovth Went Pass l 4 Pass PBSB 2 N. T. Pass Pass 4 4 Pan P«s , i Opening lead—4 4 for he managed to make his unreasonable game contract. Let's discuss the bidding first. North had a sound opening bid and a. sound raise to two spades. These two bids showed a. count of 13 to 18 points, including distribution as well as high cards. South had only 9 points, with no distributional strength. It was •My (or him .to *M that the com- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)- Behind the Screen: Marilyn M roe's rebellion against wiggling and demand for a chance to act and Hollywood's new underwater movie cycle arrived at the same time. Maybe It's an explanation for her fussin', With that wiggle, she'd be typed as i> barracuda. And she'd have to shelve the parted-lips routine or drown, There are other mad possibilities now that "It sinks" has become a badge of celluloid distinction — six more underwater movies have been announced to follow "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea" and Jane Russell's "Underwater." If this watery cycle gets out of hand, there will be swim tests instead of film tests and squid will replace people as extras. An aqua lung could win an Oscar for the best supporting performance of the year. A fish might be a star one day, make a poor film and be In a chowder bowl the next. "She rose to stardom," will have to become "She 'sank to stardom." The familiar cry of "Make-up" en film sets will become "Oxygen." But underwater emoting is a break, at least, for the no-talent kids. Behind those masks, absolutely no facial expressions are necessary. I'll keep an ear to the hpttom for you on this. Mrs. Joseph McConnell, widow of the triple-jet ace, hasn't shown up at Warners during filming of her late husband's film biography, 'The McConnell Story." She also failed to appear at a number of luncheons arranged for her. Short Takes: Trudy Wroe is out as the feminine lead in the "Big Town" telefilms. No replacement yet ... How to get rich in Las Vegas note: Day after Jack Denl- son resigned as maitre d' at the Flamingo Hotel, he bought a »60,000 apartment house . . . It's Parke Levy's line that movie screens are getting ,so wide, pretty soon Lassie will have to be played by a. dachshund . . . That soft drink executive commuting between Los Angeles and Miami Is bined strength was 25 points at most. Hence South should have passed at two spades. * When South actually bid two no- trump, North might have passed. And when North actually bid three spades, South should have passed. North would have bid four spades instead of only three if he had his maximum value of about 16 points. West opened a trump against the actual contract of four spades, and South saw that he was apparently doomed to lose three hearts and at least one club. He considered finessing dummy's jack of diamonds in order to discard a heart from dummy on the ace of diamonds, but decided against too many finesses. Instead, he won the first spade in his own hand and immediately returned a low club. West hopped up with the ace of clubs and led another trump. This was part- of South's reason for not touching the diamonds. The opponents might not see how vital It was for them to switch to hearts and then South would need only a bit of luck In clubs to make his contract. South won the second trump, cashed the top diamonds, ruffed a diamond with dummy's ace of trumps and drew two more rounds of trumps, discarding a heart from dummy on the last trump. He then led the ten of clubs and let it ride for a finesse. Another club finesse brought In the game contract and proved that it pays to overbid If the opponents defend badly. Greg McClure, who starred in "The Great John L." a few years back. A former Las Vegas schoolteacher 23-year-old Cassandra Costello, drove Vic Mature to the L.A. airport the other day. Hollywood la wondering If she'll be the next Mrs. Vic ... Anna May Won?, who's been missed on the screen, is ailing at her Santa Monica beach home. DILL BENDIX'S doctors are frowning on his insistence on completing a new batch of "Life of Riley" telefilms before reporting to surgery for a major ulcer operation. He's reluctant to go under the knife. Greta Peck confides to pals that the rift with her Gregory started In the summer of 1052 when th« whole Peck family was in Rome for the filming: of "Roman Holiday." Peck dates it earlier. Vivien Leigh and Sir Laurence Olivier can't find a costarring script so she goes it alone in Sir Alexander Korda's screen version of "the Deep Blue Sea." Mar- garei SuIIavan played the role on Broadway. OVERHEARD: "There's alwayi a 'Man Wanted' sign In her eyei." Mario Lanza has plans for independent movie productions after completing "Serenade." Blueprints call for one or more 90-mlnute operas tailored for screen audiences. "I want to give movie-goers the true beauty of opera, with singem who look the part and who are as personable as Hollywood favorites," Mario told me. "I want to make it exciting and understandable." He still owns a screenplay tilled "The Great Mario" and hopes to film it someday. "But it's not my life story," he says. "It's about the first of the great Italian operatic singers in 1180. I wouldn't think of doing my own story." Short Takes: In case anyone still cares, Howard Duff and Ida Luplno called off the divorce plans . . . Jack Benny and his Mary have new neighbors — Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz bought the houso next door. Wonder what they'll borrow first. Not In the Script: Mae West was asked recently to name the screen's top 10 Romeos. "Honey," she replied, "Just take- Cary Grant and Marlon Brando and multiply by five." LITTLE L/Z— Women distrust men who f lot* te^ them and dislike thoie *+* don't. *HU« 'YOU ARE an old-timer if you remember when parking the old Jalopy was no problem at all," sayi Stuart X. Stephenson, in the Montgomery Advertiser. Everything wai not so rosy in those days, however, as it was as much of a problem to get the Jalopy started as tt Is now to find a parking space to put It in.—Greeneville (Ala.) Advocate. ONCE there was a proud young ady from Kentucky trying to Ju§- tify her state to a Texan. Fisherman's Paradise Answer to Prevlout PuziU ACROSS I Food fish 5 Elongated fish 8 Blue 12 Harem rooms 13 Cyprinold food fish 14 Fruit drinks 15 Memorandum 1C Huge tub 17 Encounter 18 Anger 19 Befort 30 Mimic 21 Seesaw 24 Provide food 26 Avifauna 27 Antics 28 Right (ab.) 29 Sloping wij 30 Go by aircraft 12 M.aiurt erf cloth 33 Ont who Itnda 36PK1M 40 Btvokt a 1««»C7 41 Pali In shadt 42 Blrthplact of Constantly • the Great 4> Chinm tta 49 Oriental porfjr 44 Ptwttr coins of Thailand 41 Brylhonlc god of the >«• 49 Feathered friend JO Distant (comb, form) 51 Always '(contr.) 52 Large plant 33 Farnouj garden 54 casting 55 WelghU of India DOWN 1 Marine fish 2 Idollzw 3 Cotton fabric 4 Compass point 5 Donor 6 Hebrew month device 7 Circular plate 25 Fruits 8 Knave of 27 Symbol for dubs calcium C Form a notion 26 Unlv«rsal 10 Retainer language 11 Natural fats 22 Philippic 23 Venerate 24 Photographic 35 Cuddl« 37 Dr«s 38 More btlovtd 39 Slips 41 Ward off 43 Musical character 31 Railroad (ab.) 44 Foot part .13 Woolly .J7 Oriental coin 34 Redacted 49 Baronets (ab.) 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