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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 9, 1955
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PAGE ant THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NSWS CO. H. W HAINE8, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAM. AdTerttoing Mmagtf Bolt N«tlon»l Advertising Representatlvei: W»ll«c« Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, MempbJi. _ __ _ Entered u second claw matter at the post- office »t Biytheville, Arkansas, under act o! Con. October ». i«n. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY », 1956 Member oJ Th* Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier to the city of Blythevllle or anj suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius o! 50 miles, $5.00 per year, »2.50 for six months. »1.25 (or three months: by mail outside 50 mile zane, »12.50 per year payable in advance. _ Meditations My soul falnteth for thy salvation: but I hop* In thy word.—Psalms 119:18. * * * Hope is like the wing at an angel, soaring up to heaven, and bearing our prayers to the throne of God.—Jeremy Taylor. Barbs Stop, Look and Listen is merely a railroad warning, but it should be our national slogan. # * * It might be a good idea if an Oregron man who was arrested for having three wives was freed as punishment. * * * A school principal says scholars should be given credit for their own ideas. Does that include playing hookey? * * * January is all frosted up In some states with no place to go, except into February. # * * High heels are stylish for men in France. We'd hate to be in their shoes. Colleges and Communism One of the more dismal developments of recent years has been the tendency of a few American colleges, under outside pressures, to ban any study of communism at all. It was reassuring, therefore, when congressman stood up in the House and offered a proposal that would help counteract this attitude. The lawmaker was Rep. Daniel Flood, a Pennyslvania Republican. He wants to see Congress set up a presidential commission to prepare a text book devoted to the facts of communism. In this part of his proposal, Flood is thinking specifically of the need to strip away the bewildering confusion that surrounds the issue of the current Communist menace in this country. He would require the commission' to rely fully on material gathered under oath by committees of Congress. Fundamentally this is admirable caution, but even sworn congressional testimony has many pitfalls. Evidence of perjury is often widespread. Responsibility for shifting such material would bear heavily on a commission. Undoubtedly they would have to conclude that in some areas the facts were hopelessly clouded. But the prospect is that they could still assemble enough well-coppered facts to produce a story of essential value to all Americans. The commission would not stop at this, but would prepare suggested curricula on communism which schools and colleges could use to underscore the basic differences between the theory and practice of communism and the American democratic system.- Here Flood is trading on more doubtful ground. Insofar as this would mean that a government commission was encouraging U. S. schools to study the vital details of an alien philosophy, it Would seem to be highly desirable. Such encouragement might help to break down the foolish barriers some schools have raised against these studies. Yet there is a great risk involved. Suggestions are one thing, and orders another. Certain schools might tend to view the recommended course of study as mandatory. And anything that smacked of dictation would be utterly foreign to our free education system. Schools must be at liberty to choose what studies and what books shall be offered to students, so long as theyido not in any way promote subversive doctrines —whether Communist, Fascist or any other. , Even if communism did-hot affect us, we would be bound to study it, as we try to understand everything else on earth. But the fact that communism is the greatest threat to our existence gives a compulsive urgency to its study. We cannot cope with an enemy in blind ignorance of his beliefs and behavior. A commission to help lift the fog from the current state of the Red Menace in America ieems » good idea. But any such body would havt to txerciw ex- treme care to encourage—not discourage —the fullest, freest school inquiry into the whole wide range of facts about communism from iU birth to its present frightening power. VIEWS OF OTHERS Slave Labor Perfection Fresh first-hand information on the gigantic slave labor camps run in Siberia by Soviet Russia has come from John H. Noble, an American recently released as a prisoner. Vorkuta, where Noble was imprisoned for nearly four years, swarmed with 500,000 slave laborers, the American told reporters. Imagine, if you can, half a million persons confined in a single prison! The Communists have brought the art of slave labor to a perfection never even dreamed of by Hitler. Communist Russia seems to practice the impersonal kind of brutality that only a vast bureaucracy, organized to deal with human swarm of millions, is capable of. He was first arrested in Germany in 1945, for the vague crime of possessing American food obtained from American Army officers. After bumping around in various German prisons, although not formally charged and not sentenced, Noble was handed a 15-year term in 1950 without trial and without being given a chance to defend himself. It was at this time that he was shipped to Vor- kuta. Men and women live in the slave labor camps in a state of hopeless despair, Noble says. Guilty and innocent, they are mere pawns in some senseless Soviet meat grinder, hapless victims of a faceless brutality the like of which man has never seen before. Only a spark is needed to touch off a revolt among the Communist slaves, Noble says, a condition easily imagined among men who have nothing to lose but their chains. The peep afforded when Noble was able to lift the Iron Curtain momentarily is enough to make the most hardened man shudder. It is a look which should be granted to every man in the world. — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. Teaching Children To Drive The American Automobile Association has gone too far. In support of the proposal to teach youngsters how to drive a car in a regular course in high school, this association has advised parents: "Don't teach your child how to drive. It literally may be murder." Youngsters properly taught how to drive in school will have on the average only half as many accidents as the unfortunates who learn from their parents, the AAA calculates. There is no objection to the high school driving course. It is a fine thing. But that doesn't mean that all parents are unfit teachers. Some of them are jsut as good teachers as you can find on any high school faculty. Furthermore, parents have more at stake in teaching their children than anybody else. This is true in all of the arts of living. Why not tell a parent not to instruct his children in good manners; a father not to tell his son how to garden; or a mother not to tell his her daughter in cooking. None of these is more important than learning how to drive. And if a parent is a, good driver himself and is also apt at teaching, there could be no objection to him instructing his children. He ought to know himself whether he is qualified to give this instruction and the decision ought to be left to him. — Shelby (N. C). Daily Star. Too Costly Assistance The folks up in Caddo disobeyed the old saw about gift horses, and not only looked one right smack in the mouth, but refused to accept it. Some tenant farmers up there have been having trouble in recent years because of drought. The federal government generously offered to provide foods for these men and their families from the overflowing piles of surplus foods. Caddo, wisely, didn't jump at the offer. Investigation showed members of the police jury thta the cost of handling, storing and shipping the surplus stuffs would be more than it was worth. They decided instead to buy their v own glfs for these families — and save money. When Congress begins discussing proposals to offer surplus farm commodities on the world market at competitive prices, the lawmakers ought to consider Caddo's findings. Even for free they found the goods no bargain. — New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY Cigaret smoking is a nervous kind of smoking. When a man puffs a cigar, he relaxes.—David Haas, retiring Cleveland, Ohio, cigar salesman. * #• * I don't want to stay In this country (Italy) any more ... I want U> go somewhere where I'd be left in peace even in Soviet Russia if they want me.—Former New York vice king (Lucky) Luciano. * if. * I consider it ... the sober truth to say that atomic energy has resulted in the greatest change In man's relations with nature since the fateful day In the Garden of Eden.—AEC member Thomas Murray. * * * The average housewife doesn't know any more about decorating than she does about R frontal lobotomy.—Bernice Fitz-Glbbon, Chicago advertising consultant. ¥ ¥ * President' Eisenhower must make the decision (whether or not to run In 1056) for himself , . . I don't think he or the party wants a reluctant m«n who has to be pressured into running for the presidency.—Senate Minority Leader Knowland, '... And in This Corner-We Hope-Red China!" Peter idson's Washington Column — Rockefeller Should Add New Quality To Creative Thinking onlkesStaf] WASHINGTON—(NBA) —Nelson Rockefeller's assumption of his new job as special assistant to President Eisenhower is expected to add considerably to the quality of .creative imagination on the White House staff. This characteristic has not been too prominent in the first two years of the Eisenhower administration. Old hands in government affairs will concede that the executive branch of this Administration has honesty and integrity. There is a sincere, almost a religious desire to do the things "good for all the American people," as the President says often. Such troubles as the Administration has encountered have stemmed from apparently not knowing for sure what the right things were nor how to go about them. It has corrected many old and obvious faults of government—like revising the tax code and reducing government expenses. But dramatic new policies that capture Imagination and support have not been too numerous. THE ONE MOST constructive idea so far developed has been President Eisenhower's plan for an international sharing of atomic energy knowhow and materials for peaceful purposes. It is generally conceded that C. D. Jackson played an important role in developing this idea. His job at the time was special assistant to the President, but his principal assignment was to oversee and shape U. S. strategy in psychological warfare. Mr. Jackson quit his job last March. It has been empty ever since. There has been a prolonged search for someone to take his place. No one could ba found with the right amount of creative imagination. Then someone, !n what must have been a burst of pure genius, woke up to the fact that the man. they were looking for was already working quietly in Washington in the person of the modest millionaire, 46-year-old Nelson Aldrich Rocke! feller. | FOR THE PAST year and a half ' he has been undersecretary in the | Department of Health, Education I and Welfare. His appointment to, ! and his acceptance of, this num- ! ber two job in DHEW has always ' been a riddle in the capital. He could unquestionably have had a I bigger and better job. j Mr. Rockefeller has justified his! existence in the underscoretary.ship, j however. He has been the brains j and big idea man of the depart- j ment. The health-reinsurance idea I was his baby. Though Congress re- | fused to adopt it last year, and may I do .so again this year, it at least I has the merit of original thinking I and a fresh approach to the old and j j still unsolved problem of how to | I have universal health protection without socialized medicine. Mr. Rockefeller has also left his I mark on the new policies for ex- j panded social security and education. His inspiration is to be found in the broad program of Welfare outlined in the President.'s State of the Union Message. Mr. Rockefeller is also the mi who dreamed up the proposed Federal Advisory Commission on t *• Arts. President Eisenhower has to.« Congress he will send up a special message on this later on. This will be after Rockefeller works out the detail. AS SPECIAL assistant to the President, Mr. Rockefeller's assignment will be much broader than Mr. Jackson's. Mr. Rockefeller is charged with "coordinating all federal programs to increase the cooperation and understanding of all peoples." It's a whale of an assignment, but much to his liking for work behind the scenes and out of the political limelight. He will, in fact, be entitled to have his finger in about everything. At $15,000 a year, his will be about the cheapest millionaire-with-a- conscience brains that the Administration is buying. And he will be a trouble shooter par excellence. Mr. Rockefeller is one of the hardest-working men in Washington. His staff assistants say he works 24 hours a day. His name seldom appears in the society columns as being among those present for the three or four official functions held in Washington almost every day. He doesn't have time for them. He doesn't even play golf. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P, JORDAN, M. D. I am asked by Mr. M. to say something on a form of arthritis which "affects- his thumb and a couple of finger joints." He asks whether he can eat anything to discourage it and adds that he is 68 years old and got it as soon as he went on a pension at the age of 65. It would be safe to say, I think, that going on a pension had nothing to do with the development of Mr. M.'s. arthritis, since in all probability what he has is the condition known as osteoarthritis or degenerative arthritis. There is no change in the diet which would benefit him unless he is overweight and needs to reduce. Assuming that this is osteoar- thritis some further discussion is indicated. First, it should be said that those Who have it should not be unduly alarmed, since it is a mild degeneration or wearing out of some pf the structures which go to make the joints and is almost always present to at least a slight degree in those who reach middle life or later. Exactly what causes this condition is not entirely clear. It is true that the cartilage and bone of people in some families may be particularly susceptible to early degeneration. Repented injury also lends to the development of this condition. Poor posture, disturbances of blood circulation, and overweight are other conditions which enter into the picture. The end joints of the fingers frequently become enlarged. This Is often accompanied by a certain amount of stiffness and soreness, though these usually disappear after the Joints hnvfi been loosened up. These enlargcmonts me common in later years and nro called Heberden's nodes. Other joints commonly involved are the knees, shoulders, elbows and spine. Sometimes dc-Renern- lion may be pretty well advanced without producing any noticeable pain or stiffness. Osteoarthritis is often found accidentally when an X-ray film IB taken for something , else. ! The treatment of degenerative changes In the joints Includes gen- I eral measures aimed at relieving j the discomfort and improving the t overall physical condition; Rest i aids materially in relieving dis- ! comfort. Local measures designed to prevent or correct any difficulties which are present are also used. Occupational strains should be eliminated whenever possible I and bad posture should be corrected. Because so many people with I osteoarthritis are fat, reducing is often advisable. This is especially important if the knees are involved. If these joints have to 'carry 220 pounds, when they arc built to carry 150, they are obviously overloaded. People with osteoarthritis are not often badly incapacitated and can usually move about freely and the discomfort is the worst feature. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Study the Hand Before You Lead By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service j Imagine that you hold the West i cards in today's hand. You open j the queen of clubs again-st the rather ambitious contract of four spades, and dummy wins with the ace of clubs. Back comes a heart, imd you capture South's king with >our heart ace. What do you lead now? When the hand was actually played In » recent tournament, most of the West players returned (he Jack of diamonds. This got them nowhere. j Declarer went up with the ace ! of diamonds and began to cross- i ruff hcurta and clubs. When the smoke cleared, South had managed to make his eight trumps separately, together with the two .side aces. This tvas enough, of course, to fulfill the game contract. There was a different story to tell when Walt Connors, well- known expert of Media, Pa., held the West cards. After winning the second trick with the ace of hearts Walt gritted his teeth and led a low trump. The unusual return threatened to cost Walt his trump trick, but it actually defeated the contract. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD NORTH (D) > *A987 V J. 8 7 8 3 • A72 A A EAST *42 V 10 5 2 » K1084 + K953 SOUTH Pan Pasi Pan WEST AQ103 » AQ94 ».T6 4 <3 J 10 « »Q953 48742 North-South vul. North Cut South Wnt 1 V Pass 1 A 2 * Past 2 N.T. 4 A Pass Past Opening lead— * Q Walt was merely, translating Into action the familiar bridge adage that every trump lead against a crossruff saves a trick. The actual declarer won the irump return with dummy's seven. He then ruffed a heart with Ihe six of spades, got to dummy with the ace of. diamonds, and ruffed another heart with the jack of spades. When the queen of hearts failed lo drop, South just foundered quietly for a few more tricks and went down one. There may be some fancy line of play that makes four apades after West leads a trump, but you'll probably need a microscope to find It. Connors scored a well- rarned top when he cast his bread upon the wateri. HOLLYWOOD NEA — Guys and Dolls: Ingrid Bergman, the most famous movie Swede since Greta Garbo, Is still saying "I don't vant to be alone, I vant to be with Roberto." Hollywood's again baiting Ingrid with fabulous offers, but unless hubby Roberto Rossellinl is included in the deal, she will never accept any of them. News of an Ingrid still sticking to her loyalty ledge was flashed to me by Kurt Kreuger, who just played her lover in a movie. The film was "Pear," directed by Ros- sellini in Munich and due for release in the U.S. this summer. "I'd like lo make a movie in Hollywood," Ingrid told Krueger, "hut Hollywood doesn't seem to want Roberto. And I won't work without him." Ingrid today? Kreuger says: "She's a sensation wherever she goes. She hasn't aged a bit and she still has that peaches-and- cream complexion. She never talks back to Rossellini. Her acting is better than ever—she even had ME in tears in one scene." Best remembered for his Nazi pilot role with Humphrey Bogarl in 1942's "Sahara." Kreuger left Hollywood five years ago—"I was at a dead-end street"—to play romantic leads in German films. Now he's back for more Hollywood emoting. Just as I've always suspected, the English movie industry isn't on its "toes. The word "falsies" hasn't reached 'em. Not that Mona Freeman needs falsies, you understand. But she had just reported at a London studio for the starring role in a mystery flicker, "Before I Wake," and the wardrobe mistress wanted to be helpful. "And. I almost flipped." Mona laughed, "when she asked me: " Tell me, Miss Freeman do you need any built-up areas?' "She meant falsies, but she'd never heard the word. I assured her I didn't need any built-up areas anywhere." Mona's career is zooming again now that she's free of an RKO contract which gave her only two movies in two years. She's in "Battle Cry," and currently acting in "The Man From Texas." Like Grace Kelly, she's the cul- :ured siren type—the type popular again in Hollywood now that the un-cover girls have gone as far as they can go. Dale Robertson's contract at Fox has only two more years to go despite publicity that it was a "long term" deal. And he's making no secret of his unhappiness about the studio's failure to continue with the big-star build-up started in "Lydia Bailey." Says Dale, whose new picture is "Top of the World" for Landmark Prod: "Somewhere along the line the studio lost interest and began to lend me out. I should have had the support of good stories and good directors. But I didn't (ret them. I don't say that I can act like Marlon Brando, but then nobody took the trouble to find out." Remember Hollywood's Sufferln' She? The doll who could lose husband, children, home and her rabbit-skin coat Just because she liked to keep green stamps in the old man's shaving mug. Before the war she was No. 1 at the box office with the 4-H movie clubbers—four-handkerchief movies lead the Hollywood cry parade. Now with pictures that once made Aunt Sadie rush to the theater for a good cry coming back, Ann Baxter believes Suf- ferin' Sue will be "a lot more honest this time." "Hollywood writers," argue s Anne, "once made women all white or all black. But women aren't all one thing or all another. They filmed the same situations over and over. Our writers wrote themselves out.. Now it's new writers with new ideas." No, the Taylors, the Gables and the Chandlers don't have to worry about the return of women's flickers. Says Anne: "You do a picture about men and you don't need a women. But you can't do a film for women without men. A n\an la always more Important in a woman's picture than a woman li In a man's picture." Short Takes: Merle Oberon nixed a role in "Alexander th« Great" with the explanation, "Sorry. it's not great enough." . . . British censors have banned Marlon Brando's "The Wild One." . . . Roy Rogers is close to a deal with United Artists for his fi'-st big-screen movie since 1951. . . The Linda Darnell-Phil Lleb- mann marriage is on thin Ice. Montgomery Cliffs reported in a New York hospital. Ailment unknown. . . . Dean Martin on the phone from the Sands Hotel in Las Vegas: "I took over as a blackjack dealer last night and lost $35,000 for the house. Haha." I bet the house isn't laughing. SHORT TAKES: Singer Monica Lewis and Bill O'Brien called oif plans for wedding bells . . . Cost of the film version of "Oklahoma!" will be $9.000.000, the most expensive movie to date. The film was shot in the new Todd-AO process. first cousin to Cinerama... Bintf Crosby's operation for a kidney stone revived Bob Hope's gag the last time it happened. Said Hope "With his luck, it will probably be uranium. "...TV panel show to end all panel shows is due soon. The title: "We Know Everything." TV News Faicon Role Lifelike for McGraw By WAYNE OLIVER NEW YORK W 1 )—When Charles McGraw plays the title role in tha television show Adventures of the Falcon, it Lsn't like a city .slicker acting a cowboy part. While McGraw's personal life doesn't parallel the fictional career of the Falcon, he is a rugged character who has never backed away from a fight and has seen his share of adventure. At 17, just out of high school, he came from Akron. Ohio, to New York to look /or a job when they were scarce, and shipped out on a freighter bound for India as a deck hand. Before he ended his fairly brief career at sea he had circled the globe. After returning: to Akron for ft year of college, Charlie tried New York again with hopes of an acting career. He couldn't get enough roles to keep eating and turned to boxing to supplement his Income. He hud 20 professional fights as a middleweight before he began to make enough from acting, days to quit the ring. During lean days in New York. while he was living in a tough section of the city, he was collared by a rough character who demanded protection money to refrain from beating him up. McGraw beat him to the sidewalk. While appearing weekly in 60 cities In adventures of the Falcon, distributed directly to TV stations by the NBC film division, McGraw also is being seen in movie houses in the role of Cmdr, Wayne Lee in Paramount'. 1 ; "The Bridges at Toko-ri." "Television Is rugged, and a lot tougher than regular motion , picture work." says McGraw, who has completed 3D Falcon films. Talking of Time Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 1 Sixty minutes 5 Clock part 9 Years lived yi Poker stake 13 Operatic solo 14 Through 15 Movie scripts 17 Three (prefix), 18 Nuisances 19 At a former 4 Leases 5 Distant 6 Melodiom 7 Plant shoot 8 Relaxes 9 Bents 10 Microbe in Pennsylvania " ch 20 Of ocean 30 Bristle movements (prefix) 21 Health resorts " Augmented 31 Paradise 23 feat 24 Russ ' an city 33 Command 24 Palm leaf 25 Fernlnlne 35 Italian city 27 Roman date ,, ?PI*U«tl°n 29 Actress 26 Put into motion 28 Closed car Eleanors 32 Written evidence 34 Eluded 36 Dinner course 37 Remove 38 Placed 39 College official 41 Misdeed 42 Animal doctor (colL) 44 Clip 46 Moft beloved 49 Army division 53InMct 94 BT d«gre« 16 Expire 57 Arrow potoon 56Plm S» Peculiar MOm* township II Flint DOWN 1 Fattening 2 On* Mm* 40 Regard 43 Lukewarm 45 Fleshy fruits 55 Letter of In* 48Pedestai pan alphabet 47 City In Oklahoma «8 Trtgonometoy function 50 Counsel 51 Boy uttend»o» 52 Snow

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