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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO. a W HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES. Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Adfertlslng Representatirei: Wallac* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, AtlanU. Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Blytherille, Arkansas, under act ot Con- gttsi, October S, 1S17. Member of Tb« Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any tuburban town whert carrier »erylc» Is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per jear 12 50 for si* months, J1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile lone, -U2.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Which fa • manifest token of the righteous judgement of God, that ye may be counted worthy of the kingdom of God, for which ye also suffer. —II Thess. 1:5. * * * Suffering is my gain; I bow To my heavenly Father's will, And receive it hushed and still: Suffering ii my worship now. —Jean Richter. Barbs Though it hasn't a leg to stand on. a lie can travel awfully fast. * * # The head of a traffic department says that cold weather is ticklish business. Maybe he wears Itchy •ndle*. * * # If you can't sleep nights, think how many good meals you could get out of the sheep you could be counting. ¥ * * Mort ot the living costs that hit the old par check Mch week are on the up and up and up! * * * The average dream lasts about five seconds ac- eordnig to a doctor. The cosmetics manufacturers aren't going to like that. A Man Of Action France'* newest cabinet crisis 1« more than ordinarily regrettable, even for a free world grown accustomed to the ups and downs of French politics. When, after a long series of shaky governments, the dynamic Pierre Mendes-France assumed the premiership last June, there was a feeling that "this time it will be different." It was. For the first time in years, France got real action. Mendes-France promised to end the Indochina war in a month, and he did. He pressed the long- delayed European Defense Community pact to a vote in the French Parliament, and after its rejection joined in signing the substitute Paris agreements and driving them through the Assembly. They would bring Germany into NATO. Mendes-France had other ambitions plans for dealing with various domestic difficulties and the thorny problem of his country's ties with colonial North Africa. Persistently, even ruthlessly, he pursued solutions. Yet, there was a basic flaw in this heartening portrait of activity. Mendes- France was skating hard, but he was always skating on thin ice. Though he had support from elements of many parties, he commanded no party. At the start, his had been a coalition of desperation. Frightened and weary of their own weakness, the French had turned to the "man of action" almost as a last resort. But the mood could not be sustained. As Mendes-France drove on, his parliamentary supporters fell away. The old reluctance to grapple with real solutions reasserted itself. Increasingly, his plans met with resistance. Still, the controversial premier insisted on trying to give his country the kind of government he'd promised, the only kind he thought would save it as a world power. In the end, habitual French attitudes triumphed. On the issue of his North African policies, Mendes-France went down. A new premier hardly can- hope to be more active than he, though conceivably the newcomer's parliamentary backing may be broader and more solid. For the sake of France and the free world, we must pray for at least that much.. Mendes-France's contribution to." his nation may be questioned by some, but there is no doubt he gave.the French people a taste of action. Our greatest hope should be that, in spite of this evident victory of their old weaknesses, they liked the taste. For until the French accept action as » steady way of life, the Wctsern chain of strength against hostile forces will have on* frail link. Start The Day Right Men have been saying for a long time that women are far worse than they when it comes to a test of manners and general public behavior. If this is really so, an economics research bureau may hit upon one good reason for it. You know what men say. Women con power their way to the counter in a department store with all the fury of All-America Alan "The Horse" Amache. They drive for a bus door with the electronic accuracy and force of a guided missile. Often they aren't much better on,the other side of the counter. If the poor male has trouble deciding on a purchase, the sales girl may unload a sigh heavy with disgust, glower,' or snarl as if to say: "Well, make up yer mind." Now the family economics bureau of Northwestern National Life Insurance Company has been making a little survey which may have some bearing here. It checked the breakfast habits of 1600 white-collar workers, and found that nearly half the women under 25 usually eat little or nothing before going to work. Less than a fourth eat a good breakfast, and about 32 percent down one that can be rated "fair." Well, no wonder they're so edgy. Doctors and' nutritionists say that for good health and alert mental performance a person should eat a fourth of his day's food at breakfast time. Without this, anybody is likely to be lean, hungry, and a little bit mean. Obviously, this survey doesn't explain where housewives out on the town get THEIR aggressive ways. But maybe we're making a little progress. What we seem to need is a vigorous campaign for bigger and better breakfasts. Possibly the etiquette books should devote their opening chapters to breakfast menus. We'pe got to break in on this thing somewhere, men, and breakfast seems as good a starting point M any. VIEWS OF OTHERS Patronage Police Now that the Democrats are taking over control of the Congress, there is a lot of pushing, hauling and maneuvering over the various jobs as attaches and non-elected officials of the nation's legislative body. Various clerks, doorkeepers and the serge ants-at-arms, as well as a number of page* are chosen by the majority party with the minority party coming in for some secondary posts. Among the positions over which the party in power has the principal say are those of the Capital police. The House police force consists of about 73 men, or whom the Republicans replaced about 40 per cent when they took over. Presumably, the Democrats can now make some changes of their own. However, since the Puerto Rican Nationalist fanatics tried to shoot up the House last year, there has been considerable effort to take the police force out of the spoils system and replace the patronage appointees with a specially- trained professional force under a merit system. It sounds like a good idea, but does anyone want to make any bets on whether it will be adopted? — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. ONE THING to television's credit, it took a lot of people off the road and put them in the living room. But it won't take the place of the newspaper, because it is too expensive an item to wipe your feet on at the front door on a rainy day. And you can't put one in your shirt bosom to turn the wind when you go hunting on a cold day. — Early County (Ga). News. Why Advertise? When Mark Twain was editor of a western newspaper, a superstitious subscriber found a spicier in his paper and wrote the editor to ask if that was a sign of good or bad luck. With his usual needle-witted appreciation of the situation, the humorist answered in the following vein; "Dear Subscriber: Finding a spider in your paper was neither good nor bad luck for you. The spider was merely looking over our paper to see which merchant is not advertising so that he can go to that store, spin his web across the door, and live a life of undisturbed peace ever afterward." — Montgomery Advertiser. SO THEY SAY The President (Eisenhower! h.i.s reached the half-wny point in his fow-yenr term, looking every bit as confident ns a Roosevelt or a Truman—two of the most self-confident gentlemen seen in Washington in many years.—Lylc. Wilson, vice president of United Prss. , * * * In the not too distant future, we will be building a bomb equal In force to 60 million tons of T. N. T.—Val Peterson, Federal Civil Defense Director. 'You'll Have to Give Up Your Car, Comrade' cJ^ ^>r^y^>f Peter Edson's Washington Column — Formosa Fight Policy Resolution Reduced to Senate Football Game ences filmed and televised. Secretary Dulles, of course, had the starring role in the premiere live telecast of a Cabinet meeting, after he returned from the Paris conference. The secretary is now said to believe that telecasting the presidential press conference was so successful he'd like to get in on the act, and make his pronouncements direct to the American people instead of through reporters. Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Lewis L. Strauss recently sent a letter to Herbert L. Block, a Washington cartoonist who has been pretty critical of AEC policies in his drawings. The letter said: "Before you run me out of town, would you mind sending me one of your originals, for my collection?" Carleton Smith, head of the National Arts Foundation in New the game has started," observe'd i York, is trying to cook up a unique Sen. William F. Knowland of Call- program to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of his home town, Bement, 111. This little central corn belt city (pop. c. 1500) has one principal claim to fame. Abraham Lincoln and Stephen A. Douglas met there WASHINGTON — (NEA)— President Eisenhower's special message to Congress on his Formosa fight policy resolution got reduced to a football game when the subject reached the Senate floor for debate. Explaining that "I used to play football badly," Sen. Leverett Saltonstall of Massachusetts (Harvard, 1914) said: "A player, let us assume, is about to throw a forward pass. Is the opposing team joing to let him throw the pass without any effort to defend its own goal line? Or is it. going to stop him? We see that situation in every game of football we watch." But Sen. Estes Kefauver of Tennessee (U. of Tenn., 1924) interpreted this analogy as meaning preventive war. What Senator Saltonstall was saying in effect, said Senator ^Kefauver, was "that if you see a fellow about to throw a pass, you jump In first, to break it up." "Yes; but you du iliis only after fornia (U. of Calif., 1930). "No!" objected Senator Kefauver. "He (President Eisenhower. West Point, 1915) did not -say any* thing about waiting until after the football game had started." Senator Saltonstall then gave his July 29, 1858, to arrange their schedule of seven debates on slavery, Interpretation of the rules. ."As the now jt no w n to every school child senator from California, who has! wno studies American history. Bry- played football, perhaps more re-! ant C0 uage, built in 1850 and still cently than I, knows—one cannot} standing in Bement, is the place throw a forward pass until after j wnere tne two candidates for Con- the game has started." < gress ^cld their meeting. Television men say that repre- j To celebrate the Bement centen- sentatives of Secretary of State 1 nial, native son Smith conceived John Foster Dulles have ap- [he idea for another aeries of de- proached them on the possibility. bates on the big question of this of having one of his press confer- [ day and age, 98 years after Lincoln and Douglas argued out their number one issue. When Mr. Smith asked British Historian Arnold Toynbee what the subject of the 1955 debate should be, he got this surprising answer: "The central problem today is the same as when Lincoln and Douglas debated. It is— "Can the world survive—half Slav and half free?" Rep. Henry O. Talle (R., la.) has come up with the interesting statistic that the U. S. government will spend over $32 million next year—just gathering statistics. This is an increase of $5 million over this year and the year before. Department of Agriculture is the biggest statistical gathering agency in the 'country, with all sorts of reports on crops and research. They will cost a n estimated $12.5 million. Bureau of Census is a poor second with estimated expenditures of only $7.5 million—except in those years when it has to make special census reports on agriculture or business. They cost an estimated $5 million or $6 million more. Bureau of Labor Satisfies in Department of Labor, which handles cost of living index, employment and wage rates, spends a little under $7 million on its facts and figures. Foreign experts who go into international conferences with the United States complain that Ameri cans are statistics mad. They say the Americans are always yelling because other countries can't produce accurate figures on the per capita consumption of popcorn and such things. thp Dnrtnr C/vr Written f ° r NEA Scrvice LUC JL/ULlUl MiyS [Jy EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. It is a source of some amazement to me that a disease known as polycythemia should be the subject of so much interest. Four letters stand before me: One says he has had the condition for 12 years and has suffered all sort. 1 ; of trouble including gravel in the kidneys, headaches and dizziness, pains in the body and swelling of the spleen, and worst of all Kchiness. It is the latter which bothers the writer the most. Another mentions that her husbnnd has polycythemifi and becomes dizzy for 5 to " minutes at a time. He is being treated, she says, by removal of blood — .sometimes 2 pints in 10 days. The other inquiries are similar. True polycythemia (there are some conditions which cause increase in the number of white cells also) is a disease of unknown origin in which the principal change consists of a large and lasting increase above normal in the number of red cells in the blood. The number nf red cells may be more than twice normal. In this respect it Ls the opposite of anemia in which the blood contains too few red cells and coloring matter. A brick-red flushing of the face r.nd hands is the most common symptom observed. The diagnosis depends on finding an enlarged spleen and on observing the increased number of rod blood cell. 1 ! by the usunl count ins methods with a microscope. Hoacinche, doziness and decreased capacity fur work are, in addition to the peculiar flushing of the .skin, the most common .symptoms. Many treatments have been tried for polycythemia, including the removal of blood from lime to time. Repeated small bleedings Is probn bly 1 ho -old rst fon n of tcentmcnt. Several dniRs aimed «t destroying the exerts red blond cells h*v« been used but oil iia-hc methods are less common today i than formerly. ; Now the preparation called ra- , dioactive phosphorous is the usu- 1 al preferred treatment. This sub• stance is the first proved contribution of atom-smashing and nuclear physics to the healing as•• pects of medicine. j Radioactive phosphorus is now u-.ed in the treatment of several i kinds of diseases but the results I with polycythemia are particular' ly outstanding. This method of ; treatment for polycythemia seems to be definitely superior to other ! methods employed in the past. Of '' course radioactive phosphorus has ! to be given carefully and in just i the right amount. | When more is known about the i cause of the disease, still further ' improvement in the treatment can be anticipated. Even irradiated phosphorus has to be given carefully and in just the right amount. When more is known about the cause of the disease, still further improvement in the treatment can be, anticipated. Even irradiated phosphorus cannot be considered completely satisfactory. Here, however, we have the good example of beneficial results in the treatment of disease com- mt,' from discoveries in nuclear physics. May their tribe Increase. AN ELECTRONICS expert suggests that television sets today arc "crude and clumsy" compared to ilirir future development. Perhaps f.oine of the commercials help explain why.—Mattoon (111.) Journnl- Gji/ctte. KOR IKE, Cciifj'os.s Is Just one denied thing after another. If it : isn't too much McCarthy. U's too i many Democrats.—Dallas Ncv-s. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Cooperation Can Win Bridge Hands By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When today's hand was played in a recent team match, the first round of bidding was the same at both tables. East opened with one heart, West raised to four hearts, and North then bid four NORTH 17 *Q4 « AQ954 * AKQJ4 WEST EAST (D) A J 10938 * A V AQ1073 VKJ864 • K J83 + 963 SOUTH 4K7532 V95 • 106 A 10 8 5 2 North-South vul. South West North Pass 4 V 4 N.T. 5 4> Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4t J • 72 *7 East Pass Double Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Hollywood Smorgasbord :There's a new breed of film stars in movietown and Sheree North is one of them, A Pox press agent phoned her the other day about a magazine, layout hailing her as the doll who is replacing Marilyn Monroe In "How to Be Very. Very Popular." "I'm sorry," said a gal who answered the phone, "but Sheree isn't home. She'll have to call you back. She's down.picking up some things at the laundromat." Gina Lollabrigida's husband, Dr. Mirko Skofic, likes to be called Mr. Lollabrlgida and even suggests it when people have trouble pronouncing his name. He gave up his medical career to become Gina's business manager. It's a" blusher now for Debbie Reynolds, but in her MGM biography she says she wrote only one fan letter in her life—to singer Vic Damone. DAWN ADDAMS, the wife of Prince Vittorio Massimo, refers to her mate affectionately as "Stinky". . . . Walter Pidgeon's wife, Ruth, wears her hair in bangs and is a ringer for Mamie Eisenhower. Keenan Wynn was christened Francis Xavier Aloysius James Jeremiah Keenan Wynn. Dorothy Dniidridge is "Dottle May" to intimates. . . . Esther Williams' swimming pool is the smallest in the film colony. . . . Rory Calhoun once operated a steel lathe and an electric crane at Hendy's Iron Works in Santa Clara, Calif. Clark Gable celebrates a quarter of a century as a movie star in "Soldier of Fortune" this year. His first picture was "The Painted Desert" for Pathe in 1930. He was 55, according to unofficial records on Feb. 1. Shelley Winters brags that she was a champion crasher at Broadway shows during her lean days. At intermission time, she would mingle with the playgoers in the lobby and then walk into the theater as if she actually had a ticket. Says SheHey: "I never saw the first act of anything." Henry Fonda worked his way through the University of Minne- in response to the bid of four no- trump. West doubled, and neither North nor South ran from this ghastly contract. South was set six tricks, for the staggering loss of 1700 points. Most of the blame went to South for this disaster .but North might have come in for a fair share of it. If he wanted to act, for which he can hardly be blamed, he might have taken his chances on bidding five clubs at once. This was probably as good a contract as he was likely to find and had the supreme virtue of being crystal clear. Either a double or a bid of four no-trump might encourage South to bid spades, and then the fat would be in the fire. It might be argued that a bit! of four no-trump shows support for clubs and diamonds, since it shuts out a bid of four spades. At lower levels, moreover,, many experts use an "unusual" overcall in no-trump to show support for both minors. At the level of four, however, this is not absolutely clear. It is a truism to say that a- player should avoid at any time making a bid that his partner is likely to misunderstand. But the force of this statement is multiplied a millionfold when the bid is made at the disaster level. If you can't make an absolutely clear bid at such a time it's better to make no bid at all. sola teaching physical training: In a Minneapolis settlement house. . . , Joseph Cotten once founded the Tip Top Salad Company In Miami, Fla., The Firm sold potato salad to drugstores. . . . Dan Dally tried his hand at grocery clerk- ng, shoe selling and interior decorating before he got his first break as a hoofer. ANN BLYTH CAN memorize a. page of dialog by reading it through only twice. . . . Guy Madison's birth certificate shows that his real name Is Robert Ozell Moseley and that he was born in Pumpkin Center. Calif. . . . Cary Grant first attracted attention as a singer in Broadway musicals. He warbled with Fred Allen in "Polly" and with Jeanette MacDonald in "Boom Boom." Terry Moore tithes a full 10 per cent of her salary to the Morman church. Her grandfather on tho maternal side is Bishop William McArthur Bickmore of the Mormon faith. ETHEL BARRYMORE'S explanation of why she wrote a history of her fabulous family: "I've read many books about the Barry mores and the Drew» and none of (hem sounded quit* right." Liberace is the new honorary mayor of Sherman Oaks, succeeding Gale Storm. (Dream up your own joke.) Glenn Ford, now one of Hollywood's best dressers, 'says he deliberately sefout to be one after he met the Duchess of Windsor ten years ago and she told him: "My, you're a nice homespun boy." The Laurence Harvey named aa co-respondent in the divorce cas* between British film queen Margaret Leighton and Publisher Max Reinhardt ,in London, is the Romeo in the new British version of "Romeo and Juliet." He also played a big role in the Warner film "King Richard and the Crusaders." Moybe the reoson a commirte. keeps minutes >s on account erf the hours they waste. «Kt** WHY is it that a man can rattle along in his old kUmker, proud ol it and happy for years; then buy a new one and work himself into a three-week frenzy because the tray squeaks? —.Memphis Press- Scimitar. THE FREE nations that dislike our immigration policies should tell what, they think of Russian immigration policies, or say what nation has immigration policies they do like.—Green Bay (Wis.f Press-Gazette. A NATIONWIDE survey shows that women are healthier and hardier than men. AM that this proves. it seems (o us, is that it is a lot tougher on the human constitution to earn money than to spend it.— New Orleans States. Biblical Bit Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 3 Walking stick ! Father of the j !!°P 5 '. WIn ,. twelve patriarchs 6 called Peter II Expunges 13 Venerate 14 Pertaining to the pre-Easter 5 Honey-maker 6 Weight of India 7 Yellow bugle plant fl Apportion 9 Mountain (corrjb. form) season 15 Makes a speech 16 New Guinea port 17 British money of account 20 Mclt down 10 Promontory 12 Wintry 25 Feminine blanket appellation ]?, Bellow 26 Crucifix 18 Egyptian sun 28 Fruit of the Rod palm tree 29 Got! of love 24 Victim of Cain 41 Circle pans •12 Harvest 43 Edible rootstock 45 Measure of length 19 Goddess of the 21 Hebrew .'iO Uncommon dawn ascetic 38 Spar 20 Mankind will 22 Foolish pcrson39 Measure of notrump. After that, the bidding took two .separate paths. In the first room, n.s the din- Rinm shows, South bid five clubs. This was doubled and beaten only one trick. ttlMiouqh a keener ric-_ fen.^c would have beaten South j two irick.s. ' I At tho time, East and West felt I n.'.hamccl of themselves for falllUK to get tho spade ruff thnt would hiwfi .set thn cnntnict two tricks When they heard the result Unit was achieved at the other tnblo, however, they renlix^d how insignificant their crime had hern. At thf .".crnnd table. South fold live spades (instead of five clubs) receive its heaven 24 Measures of ' land 27 More aged 31 Blessings 32 Diadem 33 Eat away ' 34 Singe player 35 Burdened 36 Become rancid (difil.) 37 Sends back 41 Wile 4-1 Exist 45 Months (ab.) 48 Responds to treatment 51 Type of fur 54 Vegetable 55 Tradesman 56E;iLlng tool 57 Cubic mctei 13 OWN 1 Coagulate (vnr.) 2 Range 23 Colt term (Pi.) area 40 Require 46 Heavy blow 47 Withered 49 Blood money 50 Unit of weight ,*i2 I.cgnl point 53 Enlnngle

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