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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12,-1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NKWS CO. H. W HAINE8, PublUher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, AuUtant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representative!: WalUc* Wltmer Co, New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, atemphli. Entarad u Kcond cltM matter at the pott- offic« at BlvthevUle, Arkanut, under act of Con- greH, October >, U1T. Member of Trw Auoclated PTMJ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By ewrter in th« city of BIythevllle or an; suburban town when carrier tervlce la maintained, 35e per week. By mall, within a radlui of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, 12.90 for tin months, »1.25 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile lone, $12,50 per year payable In advance. Meditations But Amiu.ah would not hear. Therefore Je- oash king of Israel went up; and he and Ami- zlah king of Judah looked one another In the face it Beth-ihe-m««h, which beloiureth to Judeah.— II Kings 14:11. * Jf * Obstinacy te the strength of the weak. Firmness founded upon principle, upon the truth and right, order and law, duty and generosity, is the obstinacy of sages.—Lavater. Barbs You can do about everything these days with electricity except pay the bills for it. * * # A doctor Bays the average person spends one- third of his life asleep. .Not with kids in the house E » » * Worktaf to always food txerctae tf K doesn't develop a f roBch. * * * Thr« Ohio students were expelled for plastering study roomi with tomatoes. A nice way to get Into a >tew. * * * We've always thought that corna really icH more sho«a than salesmen. * ¥ * A California man asked for a divorce because his wife beat him up on their i wedding day. That doee stem a bit too soon. Lincoln, Man of Compassion Abraham Lincoln is one of the few great men of American life whose appeal is almost world-wide. Long ago his fame went out beyond our own shores, and its luster has not been dimmed by time. In a sense, perhaps we should be chagrined that Europeans and Asians and others find so little to cherish in American history, indeed that most of them know so little of the exciting fabric of our history. This great deficiency is a fact, and it reflects sadly on the pertensions of some peoples to a kind of aged-in-the- wood maturity. For young and brash though America may be in comparison with many lands, it is a place of consummate importance to all the world in this era. And there can be no maturity that does not embrace an understanding of our country and its history. Still, we should be eternally thankful that of all our revered historic figures, the world has fastened upon Abraham Lincoln as the man most deserving of their esteem and even devotion. Because Lincoln in his rich individuality, in his stark simplicity, embodied most of the elements which have made America the great and unique place it is. In this phin man from Illinois was the raw stuff of the frontier which has done so much to shape American ways. In him, too, was the flavor of the earth, a thing that could be sensed by plain, earthy folk anywhere around the globe. For all his rough exterior, the chisel markings on his face were those of greatness. There were written the resolution needed for the hard decisions that kept a great growing country from being torn apart; and the deep compassion this man felt for all who suffered in the nation's ordeal. This compassion, mirrored in the sad, deep-set eyes, is most likely the universal element in Lincoln's appeal. Here was a man who unmistakably cared deeply for humanity. The intensity of his concern shone through for a|l to see. But it is not only the look of him that tells this story. Among Lincoln's rare gifts was his almost innate mastery of the art of using words. Whether he wrote or spoke, the words that poured forth lent fierce power to his convictions and put the glow of simple honesty about his greatness of compassion. Any whp fieard or re.irl his words when Lincoln lived, or who read Uiem now, mfjtt /«•! inattntly «l«v«t«d in th* human scale. For at the core of what he said was his unending appreciation of the dignity and sanctity of the human individual. That was Lincoln's secret, if a thing can be a secret when it is obvious to all his greatful fellow men. VIEWS OF OTHERS Friends Avoid You? Have you ever wondered why you are so unpopular? Well, it may be because you are a "Balloon Buster." And. on the off-chance that you may not know what a "Balloon Buster" IB, I would like for you to ponder the following questions. Do you interrupt people while they are tolling jokes to inform them that you already have heard the stories? When someone makes a small misstatement of fact in your presence do you immediately call Attention to the error regardless of who else is present? If you are in a public place and notice that a lady's underskirt is too long do you instantly inform her of the fact? Do you express disbelief when someone relates In your presence a narrative In which ho or she is the hero or heroine? If possible, do you submit proof to make a liar out of the person? Do you criticize a lady's hat In her presence? Do you criticize a man's hat in his presence? If the answer to all these questions is "Yes" then you have qualified as a "Balloon Buster" and shouldn't be too surprised If people quit speaking to you, stop inviting you to parties and otherwise give evidence that you are obnoxioui to them. A person who begins telling you a story by saying, "Stop me if you have heard this before," doesn't mean it at all and you have made a life-long enemy if you interrupt. But if you listen to the frazzled old joke and then manage a halfhearted laugh at the finish you have either begun a fine new friendship or eternally cemented an old one. — Atlanta Journal. Starlings Conquered Give a medal to the bird watchers of Hotel Charlotte. Write up their Idea in the municipal magazines. They have done what learned scientists long tried but sometimes failed to do. They scared away the starlings. With a scarecrow. Starrlngs, sweeping down by the thousands in flawless formation, and other birds, have plagued building managers and city officials the nation over. At State College, Perm., professors tape-recorded a scared starling squawk and amplified It. This noise disturbed the starlings. But it attracted pigeons. In Detroit supersonic "silent sound" was used. In Cincinnati chemists were called in, to consider spreading a chemical compound, which would irritate birds' feet. Sadistic St. Louislans erected pigeon slides and gleefully watched the birds slide off the roofs. But why, use these ni-falutin' techniques? Some country boy around the local hotel simply remembered his raisin.' 'midst the corn and crows and erected a scarecrow on the hotel roof, after shooing, shouting, pleading, cussing and coaxing had failed. And the starlings didn't come back. It all goes to prove our contention that th« simple, old-fashioned home remedies are best, even in an atomic age. — Charlotte (N. C.) News. No Greater Good Did you ever stop and think what it means to take a strange* child and rear it decently? Contrary to the opinion, prevailing in some quarters, it costs just as much to maintain a child as it does an adult. You can't leave a child until he is well over half grown. You must take him with you, stay at home with him or hire someone to stay with him. Even in the latter case he can't be depended upon to stay out of trouble under the casual surveillance of a slightly interested "baby sitter". He will get hold of something to eat to make him sick, fall and break his arm or his neck, burn the house down, destroy the property of the neighbors or get in fights with the neighbors' children to bring you embarrassment and possibly enemies. There are a hundred things he may do if you are not at his heels to watch him. So it Is, that the married couple that takes an orphan to rear as their own, takes on by far the biggest contract, for the general good, of any disinterested people you will find in a journey of many a day. — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. SOME business firm sent out 50,000 1955 calendars before they discovered the printer had left out the whole month of September. Kids nif\y clamor for that calendar. Maybe teachers, too. But I will never bother even to . scribble a postcard until somebody gets out one that leaves Monday out of the book. — Stewart-Webster (On.) Journal. SO THEY SAY Nature isn't nearly as fussy as we've been, .and • she's been in the business a lot longer. — Marshall Field, publisher urges liberalled adoption standards. * * * Self-Prcservatlon certainly has not been annulled.— Rear Arim. stanhope Ring commander, Tusk Force 77, on why his pilots will strike back If attacked by Reds. It l.i Inconceivable U) me that the time l« here when we o"o not need cround forces to go in nnri take over . . , You can't control people from air or from the Ma— R«p. Wvey Short <(It, Mo.). 'Come, Children—Let Me Read You a Story!" Ptttr Idson't Washington Column — Congress Must Face Problems Of U. S. Information Program WASHINGTON (NBA) —Three major shortcomings of the U. S. Information Agency programs must be considered by the new Congress. Number One is an apparent inability to reach the great masses of people who must be saved from Communist conquest. It is difficult to generalize on this question of making a mass appeal to hundreds of millions of people, says Theodore C. Strelbert, director of USIA. In Western Europe the common people have a direct influence on government. In Communist countries they have none. In countries like Czechoslovakia, the literacy rate may still be close to 100 per cent. In Red China it may be below 5 per cent. People behind the Iron Curtain can be reached only through Voice of America broadcasts, if at all. Three-fourths o f the VGA programs are now being beamed ^ to the Communist countries. There Is direct evidence from refugees that these programs get through. But it is considered a crime to listen to Voice of America in the Communist countries. Furthermore, there is a deliberate Communist effort to jam' VGA broadcasts. Reaching the great masses of the world would take many, many more operating agents and, many times the present USIA expenditures. This brings up the second great shortcoming In getting America's story across. It is a lack of money. Director Streibert himself is not a believer in unlimited spending for a foreign information program. There is only so much that can be done. Anything over that might be wasted. But his agency could use more than it has been getting. USIA appropriations for the current year are $77,000,000- The agen cy has asked for $89,000,000. It will ask for something more than that for the fiscal year beginning next July 1. Whatever the amount Congress appropriates, it will be less than 3 per cent of the three billion dollars which Soviet Russia, Red China and the satellite countries now spend annually on propaganda. Russia alone spends an estimated $1,200,000,000. Assuming that only 20 per cent of this goes for foreign propaganda, it is still S240,000,000. The U. S. Congress and the American taxpayers just aren't prepared to spend that amount of money in this field alone.) They may have to come to it some time, says Streibert, but not now. The third major USIA deficiency is said to be a weakness in the so- called cultural relations program. Anything that has to do with "culture" is apt to be frowned on in the U. S. It is a' woefully misunderstood word. To the intellectuals of the old world, culture is of utmost importance. They look on their older civilizations as a rich heritage. They are apt to look upon the comparatively young United Slates, less than 200'years old, as an uncultured nation. Regardless of the falsity of this concept, to reach the intellectual leaders of the old world, it is necessary to export American culture more widely, Mr . Streibert believes. To meet Communist competition, says Mr. Streibert, USIA now has 213 information centers in 77 countries. They have English lessons, libraries, art shows, movies, music recordings and lectures. There are traveling bookmobiles and exhibits like the hit show now touring Europe, on peaceful uses of atomic energy. There is a limited program for exchange of leaders in the arts. But more of these things are needed, says Director Streibert. There should be more incentive for private enterprise to sponsor these activities. To do this will require transportation allowances or guarantees against losses for exhibits abroad. Also, he believes there should be a much wider exchange of American and foreign leaders in the arts. And a broadened, international sports exchange program is said to be needed. Culture can't be turned on like a spigot, says Mr. Streibert. Everything depends on trained personnel and personal contacts. They take time to develop. USIA's recent recruiting drive for experienced public relations people willing to serve abroad was considered successful. But the U.S. can' never have too many people working in this field of telling and selling the American story in foreign countries. the Doctor Says — Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. There is a peculiar and most distressing kind of easy bleeding known as hemophilia or sometimes as the "Royal disease." The reason for the latter name is that Queen Victoria of England carried the hereditary defect which | led to hemophilia and many of [ her male descendants developed [ the disease. i A good deal has been learned \ about hemophilia in recent years. I As a rule the hereditary defect j Is carried by the fjmale of the species but the bleeding itself develops only in the male. However, there have been a few cases . of hemophilia in women and one : extensive study of the bleeding' tendency showed that it could be produced in dogs as well. A family history of bleeding can be obtained in about four out of five patients with hemophilia. In the others it seems to have arisen without family history. In . its typical form hemophilia can be readily identified by the slowness of blood coagulation and the difficulty in stopping bleeding following a cut, extraction or other niinor operation. Fortunately, however, there arc some extremely mild cases of the disease and for them in particular the! newer diagnostic tests are of great help. In severe cases bleeding under the skin, into the musclc.s, or into the joints may result in serious complications. Internal bleeding, which would stop of itself in a normal person, can be serious m someone with hemophilia. All the answers to hemophilia hnvc not yet been obtained. although some progress In studying it has occurred In recent years. It has been shown, for example, thnt there are several varieties of hemophilia ami tho method of differential.ny bftU;'-.-ii tnif* hemophilia and oilier d'-ra c-, which result In abnormal bleed- 1-7 have been • ~-»Uv Improved It'is particularly encouraging to note the establishment of a national organization to combat this disease (Hemophilia Foundation, 6 East 42nd Street, New York 17, N. ,Y.t, which is supporting research on hemophilia. Already this organization, founded in 1949, has a distinguished medical advisory council and 14 chapters in cities throughout the United States. Perhaps the djstinguishing feature of hemophilia is its nature as a hereditary disease, largely transmitted to males through the female lines. There are a few other human disorders of a similar nature in this respect but hemophilia is surely one of the most important. CANT figure out why they singled out that former Michigan State college doom prophet, for a sanity hearing. A lot of Democrats have been making the same prediction since the voters chose Ike.— New Orleans States. A GEORGIA man wa-s arrested for being drunk on a bicycle. It's all a sober man can do to stay up on one.—Greensboro iGnj Herald- Journal. AS WE understand it there will be higher pay for the armed forces, higher pay for federal workers, higher pay for congressmen. And the refit of us will be lucky If we don't get higher taxes.—Kln^sport (Term.) Times. IK Pennsylvania a bear was killed by an automobile. But the .world .seems to be unnble to do rin thin-; fibrut the nno thnt war s ii!:-- a man.—Walloon (111.) Jouinal-On- zett*. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Skill Is Jusi as Important as Luck By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service South didn't like what hapen- cd to him in today's hand, but he thought that he had been unlucky i-ather than unskillful. The fact was that he had brought his misfortune on himself. There wasn't much to the play of the cards. West opened a heart, and East took three tricks in that Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hollywood on TV: There's a backstage, now - it - can - be- told story about Red Skelton's zooming CBS - TV ratings (his season. The "new" Red Skelton has put the brakes on breaking himself up over his own jokes and ad libbing, sometimes on the blue side, until he was pruc- ttcally rewriting his show while it was on the air. Now he's sticking to the script, let's you do the laughing and he's funnier than he has ever been. What happened? Several things, including better scripts., a new, director, Jack Donohue and shelving of his old radio characters. But most Important of all Red took the advice of another comedian. And if you know comedians like I know comedians, you'll realize this hasn't happened since Nero's court jester advised a visiting clown: "Scram, kid, the joint's on fire." Frank Pay, veteran vaudeville, film and night-club star, was the comedian with the nerve to slap another comedian's style. Pay collared Red In New York last summer and said: "Look, chum, I'll admit you're the greatest monologist in the business. But DON'T laugh at your own jokes. And DON'T ad lib every other line when you're ilo- Ing a sketc.h. The piot goes out the vindow when you do." "And taking Fay's advice," says Red today, "was the smartest thing I ever did. People had told me the same thing before but I never be- ieved them." LIBERACE TOSSED away all the heart medicine, shed a lew more pounds and is ready for his starring movie at Warners. His new medic still urges him to take it easy, however. ... A book titled "Mr .Peepers," by Wally Cox, hits the book stalls in April with a subtag: "A Sort of Novel." . . . Yes. that's Art Carney doing impersonations as a night-club comic in "Pot O' Gold," an old movie on TV. The film was made in 1941 before he ever heard of Jackie Gleason. Spike Jones collects $25,000 for a penalty of 800 points. This was a very poor result .of course, since even If East-West had bid and made a game they wouldn't have scored as much as 800 points. Moreover, if East-West had chosen to bid four hearts, they could have been defeated, and then South would have scored a profit instead of losing BOO points. North took the trouble to point out these matters to his partner, but South was unshaken. "Suppose my suit had been hearts instead of spades," he argued. "Wouldn't I then bid two hearts over an opening bid of one .spade?" This argument cuts no ice. When a player makes his first overcall he may reasonably hope to reach a makable game contract; and, in any ca.se, his overcall Indicates a favorable opening lead. If his first overcall is doubled and severely punished, he has the consolation of knowing that part of the time such overcalls will be highly successful, ft isn't too bad to take a loss when you've had the chance to make a comparable gain. The situation Is quite different for your second overcall. By then your partner's silence Indicates that game is out of the question. At best, you can gain only a art score. You have already indicated the opening lead, so that the rebid does nothing further for you in that direction. Hence you are risking a big loss as against only a .small gain. A player who takes big risks for small profits may have an exciting life but he must expect to lose in the long run. TV show Feb. 18. He says: "That's S5000 each for five pistol shots." Joe Frisco's billing as a panelist on the forthcoming "We Know Everything" will read: "Courtesy of Santa Anita race track." 1 Dale Evans' new book, "My Spiritual Diary," gets a first printing of 50,000. . . . Department of amplification: Peter Lawford may lieb has complete script and writer approval. Now that 20lh Century-Pox has own 51 per cent share of "Dear entered the telefilm field with a subsidiary production company, look for U-I to follow. The studio shot a telefilm series a couple of years back, but shelved the idea when theater owners squawked. Phoebe." but Producer Alex Oott- Four Star Playhouse. Jack walks in and asks the dealer to give him five nickels for a quarter. VETERAN MOVIE STARS are popping up all over the place on live dramatic shows. Some kind of TV progress, f guess. First it was old movie stars in old movies and now we have old movie stars live. A waiter new to the U.S., who speaks very little English, works in a luncheon near CBS' Television City. Unable to recall his name the other day, a CBS fellow hailed him with: "Hey, Foreign Intrigue!" If Nina Foch doesn't accept an offer to continue her "Let's Take Sides" the title fits Bob Mitchum to a T. ... The Ludovic Kennedy whose telepiay brightened a recent Kraft Theater show la Molra Shearer's husband. John Ouedel Is rushing through a new telefilm series, "The Fabulous Flash," for Vanessa Brown. All about a chorine who marries into a stufly socialite family. Fernando Lamas, on the "Girl Rush" set, about a friend: "He's the most meticuloui man I ever met. He even washes his hands before turning on 'Medlo. 1 " ED GARDNER, who retired as a comic after making 39 Duffy's Tavern telefilms, hopes to produce a movie. . . , Sponsor of BUI Williams' Kit Carson series asked for and received some changes in the script of his latest film,, "Wire- tapper." Not so long ago it was the other way around. Short Takes: Reginald Gardiner will star In a new telefilm series, "Buckley," created by Donn Quinn, who writes "Halls of Ivy" . . . Another gag TV appearance for Jack Benny. There's a big gambling scene In a Dick Powell show on Four Star Playhouse. Jack wal in and asks the draler to give him five nickels for a quarter. Jack Webb will play himself in an Air Force documentary short, "24-Hour Alert." He'll even be seen Hying a jet—he was an Air Force Instructor In World War n. Brr Why is it a girl hqs to look smart lo land o job and dumb to land a man? « m» «i About Lincoln Answer to Previous Puzzle NORTH 12 <S> 1003 « Q 10 9542 + QJ7 WEST EAST (D) 4Q873 4102 V6 VAKQ852 »KJ3 «88 * A 10842 *K93 SOUTH .* AKJ9S4 V J74 » A7 North-South vul. East South West North IV 1 * 2 * Pass 2V 24 Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 6 suit. West discarded the deuce of clubs and then the four of club.s, yo East shifted next to a diamond South unhappily played n low diamond, and West won with the kinfi. West next laid down the ace of clubs, receiving the encouraging nine from his partner. A club lo the king was followed by a fourth heart from East. South ruffed with the nine of sades, but West refused to go ovcrruff and eventually got two trump ;rlc:-./i with the qu?;n »nd the : ",''t. The defenders took eight tricks, therefore, and touth had to pay a ACROSS I Lincoln was called the " Splitter" S He was born in 3 cabin in Kentucky 8 His Emancipation Proclamation d the slaves 12 Girl's name 13 Poem H Loan 13 Genus of shrubs 16 Golf term 17 Italian city 18 Requires 20 Grceter 22 Greek letter 24 Membranous pouch 25 His Gettysburg is well known 29 Trials 33 Genus of meadow grass 34 Auricle 36 Exist 37 Kcr.Mire of cloth 38 He was assassinated at the of 56 30 Observe 40 Shabby 43 He had a scries of debates with Douglas 48 i: .A 52 Skirt 56 Measure of paper 57 Grain beard 60 Group of three fil Arm bone 62 Fish eggs 63 Domestic slave 64 Wapitis 65 Scatter, as hay 66 Scottish sheepfolds DOWN 1 Shower 2 Poker stake 25 Mimics 3 Arrow poison 26 Alms 4 Conductor 27 River valley 5 Pendent 2ft Droops 30 Cloth girdle 31 Large plant HH: 6 Harem room 7 Microbes 8 Sheep's coat 9 Pause 10 Crafted {her. }4l Singe plays 11 German river 42 Oriental coin IDSainte (ab.) 44 East (Fr.) 21 Consume 45 Saucier 23 On the ocean 47 Begin 49 Veracious 50 Shout Si-Rancid 53 Gaelic 54 Number 55 Accomplishei 58 Affliction 59 Masculine nickname 32 Observed 35 Rots flax

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