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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, February 11, 1955
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BLYTHEVILLB (ARK.) COURIER NEW3 FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1965 XH1BLYTHIVILLK COURIER NEWS TU OQURICH NKWI OO. H. W HAINB8, PubUtber HARRY A. HAINBS, Editor, A«tst»n» PuUUhet PAUL D. HUMAN. AdnrtUin« Manager •ok Nation*! Adnrtldn* RtpreMntatiTH: WaUaot Witmtr Co., K«w York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, aUmphla. Intend H, second class matter at th» post- oHlc* at Blytherille, Arkansas, under act of Con, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION KATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per week By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, IS.OO per year. $2.50. lor six months. *1.25-for three months: by mail outside 50 mile tone, I1J.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And Simon's wife wept before him, and laid, thou dost but hat« me, and lovest me not: thou hut put forth a riddle unto the children of my people, and hut not told it me. And he said unto h«. Behold, I have not told It tny father nor my mother, and shall I ttll It thee?—Judges 11:16. * * * The truly wise man should have no keeper of hi* secrets but himself.—Guizot. Barbs Two girls from a laundry pulled to safety a fireman who was overcome by smoke. And not a button on his uniform was missing. * if. y The mayor of a small Ohio town ruled that all goat* must be run out. It probably scared to,TIC huibands, * ¥ * It taket long-suffering: patients to make a. doctor wealthy. * * * A Pennsylvania cashier who thought he was retting 51,0,000, got a long term in prison instead. Worth-While Inquiry If Senator Fulbright of Arkansas can hold to his avowed purposes, the Senate Banking Committee's coming study of the stock market may prove one of the fairest and sanest congressional inquiries in many years. A great deal has been made in recent times of the fact that many congressional investigations have been managed by men who entered the hearing- room with preset opinions and sought only' that evidence which would support their prejudices. It tends to be overlooked that this isn't really a new trend. Lawmakers have been asking loaded questions and calling selective lists of witnesses since the first days of congressional inquiries. Some of the investigations of the 1930'a provided especially flagrant examples. Looking back on them, one wonders why the legislative results weren't worse than they were. But Fulbright is no ordinary senator and he does not propose to fall into the old familiar pattern. He announces at the outset he is not trying to "prove any wrong-doing" in connection with the recent rapid rise in the stock market. What he does wish to discover is whether there is any reai cause for alarm in existing high market prices and the 16-month stock boom that produced them. And he won't pursue the subject with shallow superficiality but rather will take a comprehensive sweep that will lead the investigators back at least to 1915. The key regulatory laws governing the stock exchanges were passed in some heat during the depression 1930's. It's been quite a while since anybody took a hard look at them, or studied their regulation to today's market conditions. Fulbright intends to examine them. Should the inquiry show we do have something to fear, he plans of course to propose remedies. Before he can do this, his committee obviously will need to know not only the present law but much about a wide range of factors affecting the stock market's often mysterious behavior. If no need for remedies is seen, then out of Fulbright's ambitious survey the country should gain assurance that its stock exchanges still are well regulated, and there is no necessity for grave concern over the mounting price spiral. Remembering the debacle -of 1929, we can all count the inquiry worth'while no mutter how it comeg out. And we can be grateful that a responsible legislator like Fulbright is conducting it. One Out of Every 17 Thii ii * hintrdoui lift w« lead, oven without tha Cpmmunists pestering u» directly, Whiltl going about their ordi- taaff Md Mttrswrdinary affair, in 1954, »ome 91,000 American* wer« killed in accidents. That's not quite as bad as 1953, when the death toll from all mishaps was 95,000. But it'g certainly not a cheerful report. Moreover, about 9,200,000 people were injured and the estimated economic loss from all this human damage came to $10 billion. The National Safety Council, which compiles these figures, notes that 36,300 of the accident deaths were traffic fatalities. That represented a 5 per cent drop from ast year's 38,300, and the lowest figure since 1950. With both the population and the number of cars on the road increasing steadily, this would seem to be one of the brightest spots in the report. Yet, however much improved the percentages may look both for motor accidents and other categories, the grand total still is staggering. And the council reminds that one out of every 17 Americans last year suffered a disabling injury. We worry a lot about not "sending "our boys" to die again on foreign soil. But far more Americans that have been lost in war rise from their beds each year and go forth to die on highways, on stairways, in bathtubs, on stepladders, on ick sidewalks, and countless other ways. \ Our statesmen are striving to make the world safe for democracy. We've got a lot to do just to make it safe—period. VIEWS OF OTHERS Modern Slaves Our modern society is filled with people suffering from "nervous tension," breakdowns, and complete crackups. The situation seems to become worse as the years go on. It's really alarming to note that one-tenth of the adult population of the United States suffers from'Some form of nervous disorder. Not simply the jitters, but nervous disorders serious enough to call for the services of a doctor. Sydney Harris of The Richmond News-Leader may have found the answer to this serious and growing question. "This may astound those who are unacquainted with the facts of history," Mr. Harris wrote in a recent article, "but the serf of the despised middle ages worked less hard and less intensely than the modern American with his high standard of living and his eight hour day." Mr. Harris goes on to point out that we probably work harder than any other free people the world has ever known. During the Middle Ages, he says, one-third of the days in the year were given over to feasts and festivals;; so that, while the workingman may have labored 12 to 14 hours a day, he rested one day out of three — and the average life, then, was comparable to that of a modern train conductor, who may work a long run from Chicago to New York and then lays off for a couple of days. So, if Mr. Harris is right, what wee need is not an eight-hour day, but a three-week month. Not a bad idea at that, maybe. — Gastonla (N. C.) Gazette. Court Rules Sales Freedom Georgians should stand up and applaud the Stale Supreme Court's decision on the Fair Trade Act which, in effect, says that a Georgia merchant can charge what he wants to for brand name products. The ruling, which was Written by LaGrange's Justice Lee Wyatt, says that a merchant is not bound by a contract from the manufacturer placing the price he must sell the product. For instance, if a dealer wants to sell shirts of a brand name and well-advertised at a "sale" price then he can do it. Once a LaGrange merchant tried to do this. He was called down by the manufacturer. Under the court rule, which was written by Justice Wyatt he can sell them for a few pennies if he wants to now. It is significant that the Georgia court made the ruling after Supreme Courts of other states upheld the law. But the Georgia justices contended it was a matter of state's rights. Eravo to Lee Wyatt and to the Georgia justices. Now if a television dealer wants to feature a sale on sets at "giveaway" prices he can do it. He won't have manufacturer's chains to wear any longer. And his sales load should be much lighter, and competition can return. — LaGrange (Ga.) Daily News. SO THEY SAY When I hear the Soviet Union telling others not to intefere In the Internal affairs of another country, really, i feel I can honestly say I have heard everything.—Henry Cabot Lodge Jr., U. S. ambassador to the UN. * * * I think It U high time we awoke to the fact that the fact that the honeyed word* of whit*.gloved diplomats fall deaf upon the ears of men who have no honor, no conscience and no Ood.—Former Georgia oov. Herman Tilnudje, urges fore* to free Americans held by Reds. * » ¥ H is Imperative that we find a way to offset the Um« advantage that U a built-in feature of tht totalitarian itate.—Army 00eretAry Atevena, * * * This FormoMn business U just a little ripple. 8*ci«l«j> Wlltoo. Those Periodic Crossbreeds Are Here Again Peter Idson's Washington Column — Uninvited Guest; Formosa Visitors; AfcCarthyShutOut;NixonsTrophies WASHINGTON —(NEA)— In an effort to brief new congressmen on the situation in the Middle East, the U. S. State Department set up a background briefing session for one of Us experts to tell the freshman lawmakers what it was all about. The meeting was scheduled, to last one hour. When the State Department man came to a discussion of relief for the Arab refugees, however, one woman who came in with the congressmen arose and proceeded to harangue the speaker for 22 minutes. No one dared to interrupt, thinking this might be one of the new congresswomen. The State Department expert took his heckling with the best grace possible. After the session was over, .however, the new congressmen themselves got to inquiring who this woman was who dared to criticize, State Department policy so open . . The check-up revealed sne was Mrs. Emanuel Celler, wife of the Democratic congressman from Brooklyn and a leading Zionist. She had slipped into the meeting, uninvited. Just how much Interest the United States has in Chiang ^Kai- shek's Republic of China government on Formosa is indicated by a Nationalist Chinese news release saying that 460 high American officials had visited the island in the past year. Among them were Vice- president Nixon, Secretaries of State Dulles, Defense Wilson, and Army Stevens; foreign aid chief Stassen, Admirals Radford, Stump and Pride; Generals Clark, Hull, Taylor and Bolte. This average of more than one visiting U. S, official a day to Formosa is reminiscent of all the good will missions Washington used .to send to South America in the days before World War n. There* was some special American envoy on every plane or boat that landed. As one Latin diplomat declared at the time: "One more good will mission you send us, and we declare War agaiast you." There has been a big delay in getting the 14 task force reports to Congress from ex-President Herbert Hoover's second Commission on Organization of the Executive Branch of the Federal Government. The first report, on the handling of government paper work, was scheduled for Jan. 10. It won't go up till mid-February. Ina bility to get congressional members of the Hoover commission to go over its reports is given as one of the main reasons for the delay. The congressmen have all been too busy on getting their own organization in shape. With this initial delay, the Hoover Commission will have to send to Congress one report a week in order to complete iU job by May 31, scheduled date for it to go out of business. An extension of time will probably have to be asked for. One of the standing acts news men on Capitol Hill have come to expect is to see Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy of Wisconsin muscle In on an important story. He's a genius at it. He knows just when newspaper editions go to press for morning and evening. His timing is perfect on stepping out of a closed meeting—or into one—in an effort to provide a bulletin or new lead on a running story. President Eisenhower's special message to Congress on the Formosa situation was no exception. Senate Foreign Relations and Armed Services committees were assembled in joint session in the old Supreme Court building in the Capitol, to consider the resolution. Some 50 reporters, cameramen, television and radio people were assembled in the hall, waiting ft something to happen. The session ran on into the supper hour, it was getting time for the first editions of the morning papers to go in. Senator McCarthy isn't a member of either committee. But right on time, dow n the main corridor of the nearly empty Capitol he came—with a statement. He read iUnto the microphones and handed out copies to the wire services. They dutifully transmitted it, as having happened. But strangely enough, for some reason or other, it didn't seem to get in the later editions of the papers this time. Vice President Richard M. Nixon now has a trophy room in the Capitol. This is in addition to his vice presidential suite back of the Senate Chamber rostrum, and the suite he has assigned to him for his staff in the Senate Office Building. The trophy room is P-51, a hard- to-flnd big room on the second floor of the Captiol, referred to as "the floor." Into this rom the Vice President has put some of the trophies of his trip around the world. There is a set of gold spoons from Sydney, Australia, a silver vase from Iran, a set of model Indonesian houses in silver fili- | gree, a set of ceremonial gavels moujil^d on the v/aJJ, and a number of original cartoons on his career—the nice cartoons, that is. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) — Behind the Screen: The high content of sex In "Battle Cry," veteran director Raoul Walsh Is guessing, Is the reason why the U. S. Marine Corps isn't joining In the big ballyhoo for the film's openings throughout th« country. "I know that the Wives of some high-ranking officers disapproved of the book." Walsh tipped It, "but we couldn't make A movie about Marines as Boy Scouts. "It must be all the sex In the personal stories of the men In the picture that's causing- trouble, but I don't think the public will see anything wrong; with the film." MGM is pondering a re-make of the Kolherlne Hepburn starrer, "The Philadelphia Story," for the lady from Philadelphia, Grace Kelly. . .. Ann Sothern is giving her heart-beat, dancer Bill Alcorn. a career push as a straight actor. He plays the soda 'Jerk in some upcoming "Private, secretary" telefilms. Marilyn Monroe, it's said, is shopping for a "conservative" press agent. Maybe shopping for conservative clothes could, accomplish the same thing. MAMIE VAN DOEEN (again) on talk that she's "another Marilyn Monroe: "I'm keeping my mouth shut in cheesecake photos until they quit saying such things." Oscar skullduggery note: The Academy pro'.estedU-I's reissue ot "The Glenn Miller Story" tor a one-week run to revive Oscar interest in June Allyson's performance. But nothing has been said about dropping Eve Marie Saint, leading lady in "On the Waterfront." into a supporting actress category so she would have a better chance. Maybe Irving Berlin should have written it, "There's No Business Like Lettuce Business." As a guest of the El Centro, Calif., chamber of commerce at the crowning of the valley's first Lettuce Festival Queen — 17-year- old Betty Jo Hudson—I discovered ! El Centro has more Cadillacs per capita than any city in the U. S. One big baron of the valley's SIS.000.000 a year lettuce business is said to have floored his car dealer with: "Could you please order me a Cad pick-up truck?" Of the valley's 70,000 residents, the Doctor Says — 8y "i luen for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Each year I receive a good j the catheter tube indefinitely not- many inquiries, principally from to leaVe one in place for very elderly men, regarding a common disorder known as enlargement of the prostate. Sometimes these letters refer to symptoms and the writer does not seem to know what is at fault. On other occasions the correspondent clearly knows where the trouble lies but does not know what to do about it, It should be said at first that simple enlargement of the prostate — hypertrophy — is associated with increasing age. The prostate Is a sex gland lying at the outlet of the bladder, and if it enlarges instead of shrinking (as it does In some) its increase in size tends to interfere with the free flow of urine. When this occurs the first sign of difficulty may be getting up at night more often. Sometimes it starts with delay and difficulty in beginning urination. This is frequently associated with incomplete emptying of the baldder which leads to thickening of the bladder wall, lessened ability to hold the urine and increasing frequency. The amount of pain, Irritation, and local discomfort present from enlargement of the prostate varies from man to man. The sleep can be disturbed and, Just as important, there is real danger of Developing klrtney trouble because of the hadcing-up pressure from the urine held in the bladder. Sometimes a man with an enlarged prostate suddenly finds himself unable to urinate nt all. The bladder then has to be emptied by the use of a tube, called catheter, which Is passed into the. bladder. With the help of n cathether the bladder can be emptied and the symptoms relieved temporarily. However, it is not tuually •»!• ho rtly on UM UM of long because of the danger of infection. If the prostate has enlarged so much that the use of a catheter is necessary (or better still, beforehand ), expert advice and treatment is needed. There is no drug, treatment for a hypcrtrophi- ed prostate gland, nothing which can be taken by mouth or injected which will make the prostate gland shrink. The treatment consequently is by surgery. For this several excellent methods of operating on the prostate gland are available to relieve the symptoms and to remove some of the excessive tis- AFTER a woman has made a new man out of a husband, he doesn't feel like one.—Ellavllle (Oa.) Sun. ON HER LATEST hunting expedition In Neiv York, Mrs. Ike bog- Bed 12 new hats. This beats Ike's record on ducks, with or without bird dogs.—Chicago Daily Tribune. POEM in Which A Clue Is Given Regarding Community Harmony: Don't belabor Your nabor.—Atlanta Journal. NO WONDER the symbol for the new year Is a new baby. One never knows what either will amount to, but there Is always hope In a fresh start.—Savannah Morning News. OFFHAND can you think of any- thlnc more Impartial than a traffic light?—Mason City Uowaj Glove- OaMtt*. ' • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Both Tables Had Similar' Lead By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service When today's hand was played in a recent team match the final contract was three no-trump at both tnble.s. In both cases, also, the opening lead was a spade Dummy played low, and East put » A83 4AKQ53 WEST EAST *876 4KJ1052 VQ1082 *94 »Q4 »J10962 4J1084 47 SOUTH (D) 2 N T Piss « A K J 7 1 *K73 North;South vul Weti North EM Pass 2 4k Pass Pass 3 N T. Pact Pass Opening lt«d— * up the ten of spades to force out the ace. At the first table. South now tried out the clubs. When the suit failed to break declarer tried a heart finesse. West promptly took the queen of hearts and led another spade, whereupon East took lour tricks to defeat the contract. At the second table Ralph Cash, of Phoonlx, took n better look at the club situation. He needed four club tricks to make his contract, and he could afford to lose one ilub trick to I'Ml IB UK proem of developing the fourth trick for himself. After a careful examination of the club spots. Cash led the nine of clubs from his hand, intending to let it ride for a finesse. He was willing to lose the trick to East, for then the rest of durri- my's clubs would be good, and East couldn't run the spades while dummy had the spade queen.. As it happened, however, West covered the nine of clubs with the ten. Cash had to win with dummy's queen, and East dropped the seven. This was one of the reasons that declarer had led the nine rather than a low club. He hoped to pick up a singleton eight or seven in the East hand. Cash now got back to his hand with the ace of hearts and led the six of clubs towards dummy. West covered with the eight of clubs, and dummy won with the king. discarded on this trick, so it was easy for declarer to get to his hand once more and lead his club for a third .finesse through West. Cash therefore made all five club tricks and thus made his contract with an overtrick. Incidentally. West could not have saved himself by failing to cover the nine or six of clubs. In each case South fully intended to let his card ride for a finesse if West happened to play low. about CO are millionaires. One of them, Joe Magglo, rented Hollywood's big Palladium dance hall for the 500 guests he invited to Ms son's christening. Another, Ben Hulse, built a $150,000 home In the center of his lettuce field. There's even an elevator to the Hulse basement. Anywhere else, a toned freed means a Kalad. In El Centro, '» tossed green meaiu a $1,000 bill. And they toss 'em around like let- THKEE TELEFILMS will be spliced together for a theater version of "The Adventures of Ozfcie and Harriet." . . . There's now a Cinemascope screen on the ocean liner S. S. United States. . .. Dorothy Lamour is sporting her first two-inch haircut. Now it's Mickey Rooney In the role of a priest—for a movie titled "Twinkle In Qod'a Eye." . . . Vera- Ellen and MOM are on thin Ice. She may ask for release from her contract, claiming she's missing out on the good roles. .. . Michael Wilding just asked for and received a release from his contract at the same studio. Richard Wldmark won't follow In Hurt Lancaster's footsteps for a fling at directing when he forms his independent film company. Says Dick: "I don't want to mix acting and directing. It's my long view of living. I want to leave myself open to do what I can to the limits of myself." SIIEREE NORTH,, the doll who replaced Marilyn Monroe in "How to Be Very, Very Popular," was asked to serve as chairman of the refreshment committee for a party given by the PTA group of her daughter's school. "Give me another job," Sheree told (he matron who asked her. "I just don't diff washing dishes when the party's over." Phillip Crosby doesn't intend to finish college either. He told Blng: "Why should I learn chemistry when all I want to do Is run a ranch?" Theater owners have hired a public relations counsel to combat pay-as-you-see television. But the major film companies can't Join in the fight because of the pending government 16 mm. suit which seeks to force the big studios to make films available to regular TV. Mona Freeman about her on- the-bcach love scene with Tab Hunter in "Bottle Cry": "I'm still wondering; how It parked the censors even after we cleaned up the dialogue." LITTLE LIZ— A person con drop plenty In the market these days—when he gets to the grocery ond meot checkout counter. «NI>» AT A PARTY several young couples were discussing the difficulties of family budgets. Young wife—I really rlon't want an awful lot ot money. I just wish we could afford lo live the way we are living now.— Greenville iTenn.) Sun. THOSE NEW pencils, with an aspirin supply in one end, ought to he just the thing for figuring out the pnst-Cnristmas deficit. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. Cookino School Answer to Previous Puzzle ACSOSS 1 roast of beef 4 Cole 8 Deviled 12 Era 13Tennis score 14 Irritate 15 Number 16 The same 18 More staid 20 Catkin 21 Measures ot type 22 Overfeed 24 Blood 26 Try 27 Distant 30Retaliatt 32 Bridge holding 34 Cooking Khool Instruct] oa 35 Revised i 3D Insect 37 Coconut fiber 39 Russian mw» •gency 40Tr«dlng place 41 Mountain pass 42 Natural fat 49 Monkshood 46 Predict! 91 Knlght'i title 52 Allowance for waste M Tumult MThrte (prefix) 99 Watche* 58 Deeds 57 Oriental coin DOWN 1 Butter tervlnfi 2 Curved 3 Most sensitive 4 Cuts 5 Vein of ore 6 Opposed 7 Cyst 8 Law violation 9 Spanish . 10 Russian wolfhound 11 Support for trousers 17Mnde lace edgings 19 Prayer endings 23 Fall flower 24 Festive 25 Baking chamber in a stove 26 Singing voice 27 Those accepting the Inevitable 28 High cards 29 Communists 31 Baby buggy 33 Radon 38 Slanted lype 40 Encounters 41 What a grocery bill does 42 Newts 43 Painful 44 Woody plant 46 Coagulate 47 Weary 48 Ireland 50 Historic time S 9 K) IT

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