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PAGI SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEW* THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINE8, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Ad»ertisinj Manager Sole National Adrcrttainf Representative!: Wallac* Wltmer Co, New rork, Chlcajo, Detroit, Atlanta, MemphU. . Entered u second clan matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. ^___ Member of The Associated PreM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier tervice is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radiui 6t 50 miles, »5.00 per year K 50 for six months, »1.25 for three months; by mail outside-SO mile wne, 113.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For there Is a man whoae labour Is In wisdom, and In knowledge, and in equity; yet to a man that hath not laboured therein shall he leave it for his portion. This *lM tt vanity and a ITeat evil. — Eccl. Z:Z1. * * * He who learns the rules of wisdom, without conforming to them in his life ,ls like a man who labored in his fields, but did not sow.—Saadi. Barbs If the young folks who don't realize what a good old fashioned winter Is will stick around they'll probably get the drift. * # * Some day, some place, some youngster, when •iked what he wants for Christmas, will mention something that hn't too expensive. * * * We didn't mind the early bird getting the worm in the spring but why did it have to turn it over to a chestnut in the fall? * * * Our lut crack at a Christmas MMon thought —•hopping, slopping and swapping! * # * It isn't unusual at all for a youngster to step into hit dad'i «hoes—when the old man gets tired of them. Next, A Divided China? Optimists about a proposed UN cease- fire affecting Formosa and the Chinese coastal islands are hard to find right now. But if one did come off, it would mean considerable change in the Far Eastern situation. Presumably, a new stability would enter the picture, with Chiang Kai-shek's Nationalist forces yielding up their fragile hopes of reconquering the Chinese mainland, and the Communists abandoning their preditory concern for Formosa. The tensions that have gripped the area since Mao swept over the mainland in 1949 and Chiang retreated to Formosa would relax measurably. The atmosphere has been constantly supercharged by the threat that the Reds would thrust eastward in hope of crushing Chiang, or Chiang would try to regain the mainland to the west. But the stability would be bought at a substantial price. In one more region of the earth, we would be accepting an unhappily divided situation as the most practicable solution to a difficult national and international problem. Already we have a divided Germany, a divided Austria, a divided Korea and a divided Indochina. For all the stability to be gained, there could be no easy cheering if massive China and its island appendages were to be added to the list of divided territories. Millions of Chinese living in China, on Formosa, or in more-distant Asian lands would have to put their hopes of a free China in diplomatic cold storage. The great goal inevitably would become remote. In this way, freedom-loving Chinese would join the peoples of the other divided lands in wondering when the world power struggle would abate enough to allow them to become whole nations again. Diplomats always used to say that lands ripped in two contain the seeds of new war. But in the curious stalemate which exists between the Communist and non-Communists worlds today, division is often resorted to as the 'best means of averting war—for the immediate future. For the longer pull, it seems fair to assume that the diplomats' old warning still holds good. There can be no lasting confidence in arrangements which so poorly serve the aspirations of the peoples involved. Yet there is one thing that would serve them far less well—total atomic war. Better, it would appear, to defer the fulfillment of national dreams for decades, or even centuries, than to inherent » G*rm*ny, Kor*«, or » China uni- fied by H-bombs. For that would b« thf unity of annihilation. Divisions are not happy settlements. But happiness isn't everything. It won't necessarily buy survival, and that's what is at stake when evil governments and colossal forces of destruction are placed side by side in the same turbulent era. VIEWS OF OTHERS Toner-Upper Slightly faded, a dingy yellow with age, is a mimeographed sheet which someone, probably Higginbotham-Bartlett, circulated during the early thirties as a toner-upper among business folk and prospective customers. Times were gloomy. Banks, which weren't closed, were shaky. Money was tight. Debt high and creditors pressing hard for collections. Today, when many people feel that the world is in a chaotic condition and dismal ruip laces our nation, despite the unprecedented prosperity, we may read what the prophets of doom in other years have said. Probably their utterances seemed profound when made, but time has placed other ideas in the minds and hearts of the people. Here are the quotations from the apostles of doom of other years, as wrong as their like is today, and always: William Pitt in 1792 said, "There is scarcely anything around us but ruin and despair." Wilberforce in the early 1800's said, "I dare not marry, the future is so dark and unsettled." Lord Grey in 1819, "... believed everything was tending to a convulsion." The Duke of Wellington on the eve of his death (1851) thanked God he would "be spared from seeing the consummation of ruin that is gathering around us." Disraeli (1849), "In Industry, Commerce and Agriculture there is no hope." Green Adelaide said she, "... had only one desire to play the part of Marie Antoinette with bravery in the revolution that was coming on England." Lord Shaftesbury (1848), "Nothing can save the British Empire from shipwreck." Harpers Weekly 1857 said, "What is the use o£ discussing slavery because with impending difficulties we shall all be slaves." A senator from Massachusetts some sixty years ago, when the appropriation bill for the Interior Department was under consideration, moved that $100,000.00 for the support of the activities of the patent office be eliminated from the bill, for said he, "Everything that man could think of has already been invented." — Plainview (Tex.) Evening Herald. Self-Employed Two thieves had planned to the last detail how they were to haul away expensive copper piping which the city of Paris was about to use in an urban project. They had stolen a truck, painted it the same color as the municipal service vehicles, then gone to the warehouse where the precious piping was piled up, and began to load it. Everything would have gone well and they would have departed with their booty had they not committed a boner: They worked with too much ardor. "I immediately saw," the foreman who brought about their arrest explained to the police, "that they were not true city employes." — Noir et Blanc, Paris. Simple The curious activity of the stock market is easily explained. Last year Wall Streeters warned against electing a Democratic Congress. Sure enough, the market rose steadily after the election. Several days ago the Federal Reserve Board raised the margin rate. This would stabilize the market. This would be good for it. Prices promptly fell. On Friday, as many observers were conceding that the market had got too high, anyway, prices started up again. People who say that the stock market Is mysterious and unpredictable simply don't know what they are talking about. — Asheville (N. C.) CHizen. Just Can't Be So The big automobile insurance companies have made a discovery which some of them have announced to the public and which will be very disconcerting to the American male. Women under 25, the insurance companies insist, are better drivers than men of that age group or of any nge group. The companies are putting their money where their mouth is and granting rate cuts up to 40 per cent. To us, however, this does not mean a thing, except that the gentler sex must have moved in and taken over In the field of collecting and Interpreting insurance company statistics. — Nashville Tennessean. SO THEY SAY I am firmly convinced that It (an Elsenhower- Nixon slate t. would win the same overwhelming victory (in 1956) that It did In 1952.—Former Oov. Thomas E. Dewey of New York. * * * Our own nation makes 1U contribution to the peaceful settlement of these issues (prisoner dealings with Red China) by heeding Ihe Biblical Injunction to "be slow to anger."—Secrctary of State Dulles. ¥ * * . No mnn nms for nomination m vice prwldent. —Sen John gptrkman, former candidate for V. P. Don't Core Who Designed It-l Don't Like It" \ N(*S«nicj,J»c. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — No Changes Planned in Techniques Of Ike y s News Conferences for T V WASHINGTON —(NEA)— No great changes in the technique of televising President Eisenhower's news conferences are now being planned. The first "show" went off pretty well, and TV officials are satisfied -with themselves over recording the conference on film for later telecasting of those portions cleared by the White House. In the future, except for some unusual news development, TV men do not expect that they will have the whole half-hour conference cleared for telecasting. If five or ten minutes of President Eisenhower's direct answers to the most important questions can be put In the regular news telecasts hereafter, TV men say they will be satisfied. Popular demand for the whole show by the TV audience could, of course, change this attitude. TV men still question the authority of the White House to withhold any portions of the film. But the first fight between the TV men who may want some particular continuity released, and the White House staff which will want it censored, has yet to develop. The principal criticism of the first telecast was that the questions could not be heard clearly Reporters who were near the half dozen microphones in the conference room were heard all right. The others weren't. This can be overcome if only short takes of the recording film are used on the regular news tele- casts. For such excerpts, the regular newscaster or announcer can repeat the question. For an extended give and take, of several questions from several reporters, this can't be done. The suggestion of using an overhead microphone boom which could be swung around the room has temporarily been ruled out. TV men say it would put too much equipment in the room and make the conference too much of a show. This they want to avoid. On the whole, television men have shown commendable restraint in getting this White House press conference on the air. , It was conspicuously noticeable that in the first televised presa conference, not a single radio or TV man asked a question. This modesty obviously won't last. TV people feel that the cameras are their pencils, and that they are entitled to use these tools of their trade freely. Most of the newspapermen In the Washington press corps realize that the intrusion of televlson cameras Into what was once their exclusive press conference domain has been Inevitable. The first experiment was not as bad as some had feared it might be. The cameras were at the back of the room. They did not make much noise. They did not interfere with the normal conduct ' of a 'press conference. The light: were not too bright. There had been some concern that introduction of TV cameras into the conference room would convert the whole thing into a "Meet the Mob" show. Worse than that, there was a dread that the TV cameras would induce some of the exhibitionists of both the regular press corps and the TV-radio reporters to show off by asking too many questions, hamming an act, hogging a microphone of lens-lousing the whole performance. That didn't happen. The cameras were kept focused on the President. None of the reporters got on the TV film. That was as it should be. With the cameras in the back of the room, the cowlicks, bald spots or the rear views of the funny hats on the newshens obviously did not make good TV pictures. Fortunately, the TV men say they have no intenti.ons of putting cameras at the front or sides ol the room to pick up the reporters as they rise to identify themselves and ask their questions. If the exhibitionists do start'try ing to get into the picture, the TV film editors can, of course, easily cut them out. The only other apparent danger from a televised White House press conference is that this device mighl be used to put over political propaganda instead of giving straightforward news answers to fair questions. Alert film editors can cut them out, too. The press conference is too valuable an institution to be spoiled. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA).—, Holly wood on TV: Two Hollywood TV stars with NSF after their names —No Salary Fellows—are about to return to the geld standard . Slan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are close to n big TV announcement—a, return to the Hal Roach studio for a still hush-hush tele- film project. Hal Roach, Jr., confirmed the news to me, admitting negotiations are in progress. But he would reveal only one clue— •It's an Idea I have but It will not be a weekly series. •That's all I can say until the papers are signed." A second generation of kid fans have been laughing for some time at Stan and Ollle's old (1928-1937) Lwo-reelers on home screens. But for every laugh, there was a groan from the comedians, who have no financial Interest In the films. Now it can be told that Rosalind Russell nixed that "Lady in the Dark" TV spectacular in which Ann Sothern starred. She's been offered other shows to spotlight the new, Roz Russell—she sings and dances in "The Girl Rush"— but: Live television IsVt for me. The wrong camera picks you up by mistake—and your career can be ruined. No thank you." GENE SHELDON, talking about a certain telefilm series, quipped: "Always a happy ending—preceded by a sad commercial." When Virginia Qibson was first Interviewed to costar with Mitzi Green in "So This Is Hollywood," Producer Emund Beloin asked: "Do you think you can play the role of a struggling extra and bit player trying to get a break in Hollywood?" "Can I play H?" replied Virginia. "I've been living It for seven years." She's an ex-Broadway chorus doll who was signed by Warner Bros, as a threat to Virginia Mayo when she was demanding more money. But the Virginia named Mayo signed and the Virginia named Gibson went back to hoof- Ing and bit roles. Joan Davis' new son-in-law. Lt. Alan Grossman, will be In three more of the "I Married Joan" tele- films this season. . . . Alvy ("Susan Slept Here") Moore will do a summer replacement comedy show on CBS. IT'S NOT ALL sweetness and light between Peter Lawford, the star, and Alex Gottlieb, the producer, on the "Dear Phoebe" set these d»,ys. Lawford owns a 51 per cent share of the comedy series and has mucho say-so. . . . Marjorie Reynolds and her ex. Jack Reynolds, nod coolishly on the Hal Roach lot. She's in "Life of Riley" and Jack, who recently wed Jane Crist, Is an executive at the studio. Get ready for some powerful chest thumping in your living rooms. Sol Lesser is preparing a "Tarzan" telefilm series, In addition to the big screen Jungle adventures. Gordon Scott, who replaced Lex Barker, will do all the vine-swinging. Promised and hoped for: Frank Fontaine's clowning on a new musical series, "Showtime." He's the 34-year-old with nine children and another due next month. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Many people know from sad experience that an attack of virus pneumonia leaves one physically pepless and mentally depressed for a long time. Nevertheless, it is unusual for the effects to last for three years as described by Mrs. G. She writes that ever since she had virus pneumonia three years ago she tires out easily, has to lie down in the middle of the day and can't ride or walk far. Fortunately this is much longer than most people suffer the ill effects of virus pneumonia. Too many do, however, complain of easy fatigability, slight cough and lack of pep for months after the acute illness Is over. Also, some of those who have suffered this strange disease are so weakened in their resistance that they are more susceptible to attack by other germs which may make complications worse than the original trouble. I cannot offer any particular suggestions on how to avoid or treat such long-lasting aftermaths of virus pneumonia but those who have them should take more rest than they ordinarily do and should make every effort to build up their health and strength by diet, fresh air, sunshine or whatever other measures the doctor may suggest. Virus pneumonia usually starts a running nose and watering of the eyes is common. Trie Umgft are involved in a peculiar patchy much like Influenza. Cough with manner.'The physical examination of the lungs reveals differences from lobar pneumonia and the ;;-r«y film of the lungs frequently shows changes from normal for ten or eleven weeks and the cough may hang on even longer. Better methods of prevention and treatment of virus pneumonia arc needed, Until our research scientists have found out more about this condition and what to do lor it, the victim of virus pncu- lYtontft to wise to' stay carefully in bed for some time nftor I he scut* symptoms have gone. All too often convalescence is long- drawn-out and discouraging. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE You Can Profit by Watching Expert By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When today's hand was played recently In a French team match, Pierre Albarran managed to fulfill the difficult slam contract in spades. Even with, all the cards in full sight it isn't easy to make the slam,, and Albarran had the task of winning 12 tricks with only the dummy and his own hand to guide him. West opened the king of diamonds find continued at the second trick with the ace of diamonds. This continuation forced dummy to ruff, the best defense. Albarran next led* the ace of spades .from the dummy, expecting an easy time. With a normal spade break he would be able to draw trumps and spread the hand. When West discarded a diamond on the first round of trumps, however, Albarran saw that he had a real problem on his LITTLE UZ-r- Whcthcr you go to the attic of the beach, you'll find Iht cjorndeit things in trunks. *rtun hands. After some thought he led the king of hearts from dummy and discarded the deuce of clubs from his hand. His next step was to lead dummy's ace of hearts and to discard thereon — the ace of clubs. This spectacular play was absolutely necessary. Declarer continued by ruffing a heart, led a NORTH (D) 7 « AQ3 V AKtt » 7 + KQB7J WEST BAST * None 4 J » 1 « V 10 731 VQJ854 4AKJ10B4J »QS *J« 49* SOUTH A K 10 8 5 4 J VNone • 953 * A 10 4 2 North-South vul. tut Soot*. West North 1* 4 » 5* Pa is Fau Ptu Past Pass 1* S* 3« Piss PISI Opening lead—* K club to dummy's queen, ruffed another heart, and led a club to dummy's king. The two club entries to dummy were possible after South had discarded the ace of clubs, but would not have been possible If South had discarded two low clubs. Now declarer could lead a club from dummy and ruff In his hand for the third time. This series of plays reduced South to two trumps and a diamond. It was then easy to lead the carefully preserved diamond In order to ruff with dummy's queen of spades. Any return from the dummy then permitted South lo win the last two tricks by overrufflng East. A NEWSPAPER editor announce* receipt of a pamphlet dealing with government waste. The tfix reduction RMoclatlon that put it. out Kent Hunt copies to the one ninn who Mid he'd like * little economy on IU own p*rt, too.—Islington Herald. Count Dana Andrews In If pay- as-you-see TV comes along. His Independent film company Is all set up to make pictures for viewers with coins In their hands and he's predicting: "Subscription TV will bring the biggest boom you ever snw in Hollywood. We won't be able to make enough pictures." It's the reason he's biding his time about TV, "though I'd go into it in a minute if I could do 'I Was a Communist for the FBI.' That would be a pension for life. But Warners won't part with the title." JO STAFFORD NIXED n three- week Vegas offer in favor of relaxing at home minus the dice when her TV show goes off thf air for the summer. Vanessa Brown completed her first telefilm, "The Legacy." Not in the script during a Red Skelton rehearsal: Red picks up the phone and tells the CBS operator: "I'd like lo call India, please. Tnj Mahal 4-3782." The CBS operator (apparently new on the job): "Just a moment, Mr. Skelton. I'll give you the long- distance operator." Red: "Sorry, I just remembered Taj is In Florida. Cancel, the call, please." Operator: "Thank you, Mr. Skelton." Mrs. Robert Cummings is beaming over Bob's switch Jrom "My Hero" to his new show. He was no hero to her and says of his now shelved Beanblossom character: "I hated for the children to grow up thinking- their father was like that." Viv Blame Wild Over 'Dolls' Role By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD OB—Vivian Elaine is back in Hollywood for a role that had been mentioned for such dolls as Marilyn Monroe and Betty Grable. The part Is Miss Adelaide, the long-time fiancee of "Guys and. Dolls," and many a top glamor girl was after It. "I never expected to get it," admits Vivian. "After all, the movies never pick actors \vho originated the part on Broadway." Sam Got Her But she didn't reckon with a strong-willed gent named Sam, Goldwyn. He saw her tn the show severnl times. When she was playing H in London, they apeared on a radio show together. "I just saw 'Guys and Dolls' In New York," he told her. "It's not the same show Without you, and 1 told that to Frank Loessor (the show's composer). If I ever do the picture, I won't make It without you." Hope and Russell At that time, most of the studios were bidding for the rights. Bill Goetz thought he .had the deal sewed ftp, and a cast of Clark Gable, Bob Hope, Jane Russell and Betty Grable was mentioned. But Goldwyn made a million-dollar purchase and signed Marlon Brando, Frank Sinatra, Jean Simmons and Vivian for the leads. Vivian couldn't be happier. She has worked long and hard to return to Hollywood and triumph. When I saw her, she was portraying another Dfimon Runyon character. It was for the new Runyon series which Screen Gems is making for a beer firm. Was she worried about being typed? "Not at all," she said. "I like doing Runyon stories; it gives me a, chance to do interesting characters. For too long I was the pretty girl in the pretty window waiting for the pretty boy." She referred to her years at 20th Century-Fox. That was when I last the cherry blonde. She trnried the dark red hairdo for her present blonde, and on her It looks better. Read Courier News Classified Ads. 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