The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on February 19, 1955 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGEFOU* BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 1955 TH1 BLYTHEVILIJt COURIER NEWI TUB ootnun mnra oo. H. w lunna, •AMY A. KAINM. MUgr, PAUL D. KUMAH, AtfWrtMaf UinafV Boh Hattonal AdTtrtWni ffallaet Wltmtr 0*. Ntw Tort, Obk*««< D«*cl», Atlanta, Itomphk. Intend M Mcond elui matter M Uw pott- offlc* at BIjthCTUI*. Artaaau, mtu **t <* OOB- ima, October I, 1117. Member of Tlu AataciaM Prw »T earrier In the dt» of BtjtherUU «r tar Mburban town whwt carrier Mrttat to eaata- tclned, 36e per wetk. BT nuU. within a ratfiui e< M mlln, N.W pt» year, 13.80 (or ilx month*. I1JS for thrn month*; by mall outeide 90 mile wot, HIM per Jwr payable In advance. Meditations Thn h»th the Lord dealt with me ta tin *»j» wherein he looked on me, to take away my r»- praeh laonc men.—take 1:15. « * * Reproach is Infinite, and knows no end.-Homer. Barbs Anyway, the commercial* on TV gire folks a lot of opportunities for coffee break*. * * * Rookie pitcher* toon will be wamlnf wf ta baaebalt campe. There ihould b< wmc Je*e oe*« hr eaMlea. . * * * In about three month* we'll be getting the lint real breath of spring—when Mom Itarts burning houMcleanfng thash. * ¥ * Th* tu coHector lea* a hard Ur*. Ireeyl** he ww K nad. * * * Akimoi itiould b* happy people, not hartal to arfua about the weather. They know H -wUl *e •oM. Help Slay the No. 1 Killer It'g time once more for your contributions to the annual Heart Fund.. These February campaigns play an important part in the research, educational and community service programs aimed »t the heart diseases. Heart and blood vessel aliments continue to be far and away the nation's No. 1 killer, accounting for more than half of all deaths and more than the next five leading causes of death combined. But there ar« heartening things to report: In dealing with high blood pressure, n«w and improved drugs are bringing relief to thousands, and in certain selected cases, surgery works well. The use of the antibiotics and the sulfa drugs has been tremendously effective in preventing or minimizing attacks of rheumatic fever and rheumatic heart disease. The drugs either knock out the "strep" infections that often precede the initial assault of fever, or prevent recurrent attacks. Radioactive iodine is said to b« producing beneficial results in treatment of congestive heart failure and the painful angina pectoris. Deaths from an infection of the heart lining have been cut to one fifth of former totals by prompt treatment with penicillin. Important gains are being registered in the diagnosis of various heart ailments, including so-called "heart attacks." To assist this work, new tools and techniques have been developed, like the heart catheter, a long, slender tube painlessly introduced into the heart through and arm vein to take blood samples. Some of the most spectacular advances have occurred in heart surgery. Today surgeons can often repair damaged heart valves, correct structural heart defects with which some individuals are born, remove blood vessel clots, or graft parts of healthy vessels to replace diseased arteries. Medical men have devised "heart- lung" machines to take over the heart'i work while surgeons operate inside th« heart. They have also turned to "cold storage" methods of lowering body temperature, thus slowing bodily functioni and reducing circulation during the period required for heart surgery. All the»e gains are significant, but there must be many more over a broad front before heart and circulatory ailments cease to t* the country 1 ! top killer. It it for more new drugs, new technique*., new tool*, and new knowledge »bout the heart and blood veiieli that your money U needed. Without it, thii admirable effort, M well begun, cannot lead to the big »trid«» which alone wiH finally bring the** d*n- geroui Ailment* under eoatiol. Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due United Air Lines deserves to b* commended for liberally rewarding the crew of t crippled Convair which was landed Mfely in an Iowa cornfield not long ago, The ipeedy craft, bearing 39 per- aon«, luddenly lott its elevator control. With the utmost skill the pilot and copilot, altering the plane's direction from time, to time and juggling it« power, managed to level it off and bring it down. The Convair slashed across the cornfield »t 150 miles an hour and ground to a halt without nosing over. Nobody got a scratch. In reward for this performance, the airline gave the pilot and copilot each $10,000 and paid the tax. It handed out $2260 to the stewardess who helped keep the passengers calm and orderly. There was a" time in airline history, now pretty well * forgotten, when any crewman associated with any sort of mishap—even one that turned out well might be subjected to discipline. How much more sensible is this new approach. The final measure of the pilot's skill, the real test of him as a man and as a flier ; is what he does in an emergency. All pilots are expected to be able to meet some emergencies. But it would be wrong to take for granted the kind of mastery this crew exhibited in handling a most difficult situation. United wisely did not rate their work as routine service. VIEWS OF OTHERS 'Southern Viewpoints' Among tht new Southern governors who have just taken office, there Is at least one who has promised to "champton the southern viewpoint At all timw." Cfeorgia's Oov. Marvin Griffin gav* thl* pledge In hk Inaugural addrew, and, for good measure, h« towed in a pledge of loyalty "to the DemocrHtic party of Thorn a* Jefferson and Andrew Jackson." The political pledge leave* Oov. Griffin safe enough. Both Jefferson and Jackson are dead, and neither of them it likely to be much concern- •ri about what hie political heirs have done to hi* ecUte. But this business of a "southern viewpoint" ib a bit tricky. Tor, it Involves a large number of brave and honorable souls who have long since, departed, it muat also Involve quilt a few million Southerners who are living and breathing and actively disagreeing on just about everything under th* Southern sun. That Southern sun Itself a relatively inconsistent thing. In the course of t single day it manages to rise in the east, drift leisurely across the heavens and drop behind the wwtern horizon. And quit* a few Northerners have claimed that, their sun porformes in much the same manner at home. But a southern viewpoint that could be charnp- Ined at all time* would not be connected with anything so shifty u the sun. If the phrase mean anything it must mean a way of viewing things that is peculiar to thoee who live and have lived in the South. It must be a viewpoint that includes Texas Oov. Allan Shivers and Alabama Gov. Jim FoUom, Georgia's Margaret Mitchell and Mississippi's William Faulkner, u well as Louisiana's Huey Long and Virgin- la's Harry Byrd. It would be an achievement to capture the essence of all this variety that Is the South for even a few moments. It wauld be something more to try to txprws ft at all times—Florida Tim *•-Union. No Merger Failure of the Southern Presbyterian follt to muster the required majority for unification con furnish little encouragement for the proposed merger of three Protestant faiths. As one of these is the Presbyterian, "union* could occur only on & ptrtlfcl baaU. Protestant* of ill types and Catholics are Christian in belief because til accept God and Jesus Christ, His son. There agreement halts. splintered on particular convictions as to dogma, ritual, interpretation and similar matters. This is not odd and perhaps not Important. The material human mind gropes in the effort to make the n«xt world a* certain a* thii. Balked by the impossible, intellect turns back to faith. And faiths with the beat of intentions «e differently. Kiuential unity in Christianity Protestantism, Presbyterian ism for that matter, or even In alt religions, ne«d only to concentrate on tolerance. Jlo )onff M tht religious human mind accept* the poaalblllty of personal error, concedes that another Tfew in which he put* no trust may turn out to be rifht, then will be more happlnw In the world. Fortunately, religion i* no longer a pretext for war. Surely it need not be either a bone of contention.—Dallas MoriiH Newt. SO THEY SAY H Japan ftws orm- to the other side, or If Japan dteidM the hai to play economic ball with both ildw of the Iron Curtain In order to live. we will have l«t an output more Important than Formoat.—Charles P. Tail. * * * Wnct Matin's death, we have Men him (Yugo- ilarla* Manhal Tito) icing back toward Moe- eow.—En-Klnc Peter of YufMlavla. * * * We are not going to decide on going to war wit* RUM*. RtiMla It tolng to make that decision. -Itap. Dtwty ihort (R-, Mo.) Your Cue on Heart Sunday Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Situation in Southern Viet Nam Remains at Touch-and-Go Status WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Fears that free, southern Viet Nam will sooner or later fall into the hands of the Communists have been quieted somewhat by the return to Washington of Gen. J. Lawton Collins, President Eisenhower's personal ambassador. The increased tension over Formosa is not expected to have any effect on Indochina, but the situa- i there is still touch-and-go. There is uncertainty as to how the French will end up in their efforts :o retaiji their interests Jn .southern Viet Nam and at the same time maintain commercial relations with northern, Communist Vietminh. There is almost a complete lack of accurate information on what goes on in the northern area. Nothing Is at all firm on the 1956 elections called for by the Geneva cense-fire agreement, to settle the future of the country. There is no definition of who can vote or what for. It is entirely possible that northern and southern areas may vote on entirely different questions. Or there may be no elections at all, as in Korea and Germany. Population estimates of 13 mil- on people in the north and 12 million in the south are not con-, sidered reliable. : Also, the flight of over 500,000 refugees from Communist Vietminh o free Viet Narn has altered the copulation balance. The number of refugees may reach 800.000. All of them have seen Communist control first hand. They are the best )osslble evidence to make the peo- )le vote against communism in any free election. The number of natives .from former Communist - controlled areas in southern Viet Nam who have requested resettlement in northern Vietminh territory is now said to be only 15. The United States is having to finance resettlement of rsfugees in the south. Over $28 million has already been allocated by Foreign Operations Administration for this purpose. What gives most encouragement to the American point of view Is apparent acceptance of an agreement that the Viet Nam army will be trained by some 350 U .S. officers In the MAG, or Military Assistance Group under Lt. Gen. John Wilson (Iron Mike) O'Daniel. General Collins is expected to take back to Indochina a go-ahead on this program. The Viet Nam government itself has proposed a reduction of its army from the 217,000 of Jan. 1 to about half this number. This force would be supplemented by four light French divisions. Gen. Paul Ely of France would be in command of both forces and the training would be under his direction. The U. S. MAG would have to us- some French and possibly Filipino instructors. What is planned Is a force like the Philippine Constabulary which, under President Magsaysay, so effectively crushed the Hukbalahap Communists in the Philippine islands. There Is a surplus of military equipment left over from fighting days in Indochina. Additional U.S. . 7 ~IT\ . C Written for NEA Service the DOCtOr jayS — By EDWIN p. JORDAN, M. D. A problem which no doubt wor- severity of the disease. ries the families of all those af- flicied with epilepsy as well as ,hose who have it themselves re- ates to the inheritance of this disease. Questions of many kinds arise: "Should those with epilepsy marry?" Recently a reader asked, "if a father is subject to epileptic seizures is his daughter likely to take these spells?" Many aspects of this problem are exceedingly difficult to an- :wer and frankly there Ls some difference of opinion about the answers. To the second question, however, one can say fairly definitely that the daughter of an epileptic father is not likely to lave epilepsy though it is possible. There are reasons for believing that epilepsy is essentially an hereditary 'disease and runs to som-e extent in families. This def- .nitely does not mean, however, ,hat children of epileptic parents will always have the disease and as things stand now the decision on marriage and childbearing for hose with epilepsy must be taken individual basis. There is also a recently advanced theory that epilepsy may be associated ess with heredity than with com- dications occuring before, during or just after birth. About three • quarters of those who develop epilepsy show signs Before they reach the usual marriageable age. Thus they will be possession of the facts. The decision on marriage depends partly on how severe the convulsions are and how frequently they come. Also, an instrument called the electroencpphalogruph, which measures the brain waves, Is extremely useful. The electro- enccphalograph records the electrical waves which are passing through the brnln sit all times. In epilepsy these waves are different from normal waves nnd glvo important information on the, What are the chances that a person with epilepsy will have an epileptic child? Some time ago the family histories of nearly two thousand victims of epilepsy were studied in an attempt to answer this question .These 2,000 patients had over twelve thousand parents, brothers and sisters, and children. Of the twelve thousand only about one In forSy had a history of more than one seizure. With the help of the history of past seizures, the family history of epilepsy and the results of the electroencephalograph, the physician Is able to give a rough estimate on the chances that any given child of a marriage would be subject to seizures. In the light of what we know now, therefore, marriage with or without children is not necessarily to be shunned because epileptic seizures have been present. The dominant point of viejv at present is that some epileptics should and some should not marry and have children. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD costs for military assistance are therefore estimated in reduced amounts. Economic aid is another story. It will be required in volume. Unfortunately there is no strong leader .like President Magsaysay to lead the new southern Viet Nam state. Emperor Bao Dai is still regarded as a figurehead with no following, and better for his country while in France than at home. Ngo D 1 h n Diem, Vietnamese premier, is a. shy little scholar who does not know how to sell himself to his people, but is .said to be learning:. He has closed down the gambling houses which were the curse of the country. They were run by the two religious sects thtit also control the brothels. The premier has not yet reformed his people. The government now has its own national bank and controls its foreign trade. It has a land reform program. This involves suspension of taxes for three years. There is no rent the first year, quarter rent the second, half rent the third with an option for the tenants to become landowners. It Ls regarded as impossible for the southern area to raise larger Do n Taylor's considering the forces than the north. If the south | Goodman Ace role in the telever- rnaintalns 10 division? with French J sinn of ra dio's "Easy Aces." Good- rmn penned the pilot script himself. . . . "Paris Precinct," the HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Hollywood on TV: Hollywood color television, with a three-toned actress, is one up today on 1955's new two- toned automobiles. But before I tell you about it; here's a flash: Another one of New York's big prestige live dramatic shows — "You Are There" is moving to Hollywood and film. First show to carry the filmed-In-Hollywood credit line will have a network premiere April n with Jeff -Morrow, borrowed from Universal - International film studio, playing Abraham Lincoln. Now about the three-toned actress. Electronic gremlins turned Alix Talton into a three-toned doll when she wore a gold evening dress in an experimental color telecast of "My Favorite Husband." Engineers thought the dress would photograph fine. But on the TV color tube Alix looked like a humnn aurora borealis. The gold photographed green with a flickering two-Inch border of purple and yellow. But at least Alix doesn't have to blush in any tones about beating the "movie cheesecake girl" rap. As a bedroom-eyed magazine cover girl, she was imported to Hollywood during the war and glorified as a member of the Navy Blues Sextette at Warner Bros. "But I learned quick," she tells i(. "that 1 had a lot to learn about acting. So I left Hollywood to learn how to act in stock. Then I acted my way back to Hollywood." She's been playing Joan Caulfield's rich neighbor on "My Favorite Husband" for a year and a half and laughs: "I'm even richer than Jackie Gleason." THE WITNESS: Housewife to door-to-door TV salesman: "You might try the people next door. W watch theirs and it's terrible." Gene Sheldon penned it: "Hush, little joke Don't you cry. You'll be on TV Bye and by«." Frankie Laine will convert his half-hour telefilms into three 15- minute shows a week next season. "It's been discovered'" he says, "that singers do better, on TV in more frequent appearances." . . . Melvyn Douglas and his wife, Helen Oahagan, will film a hubby-and- wife situation comedy series. . . . Tommy Rettig. kid star of the "Lassie" series is getting a haircut by popular request of Joan and John Q. Viewers. Bill Bendix makes up his mind whether to undergo surgery for his ulcer after he winds up the final two "Life of Kiley" shows. Schedule gives him until June to convalesce. MAE WEST IS DUE .for a, howl when 12-year-old Sherry Jackson impersonates her on a forthcoming "Make Room For Daddy" show. The rehearsals were funnier, though. Sherry lerarned the Mae West walk from rugged Steve Cochi-an. who was Mae's tali, dark and h;mdsome play. in her last Broadway and American aid, the north will have 20. Main reliance for southern Viet Nam defense depends, of course, upon the Manila pact countries. If they mean business, there is believed to be a loner chance that a free Viet Nam can be salvaged. If not, write It off now. Louis Jourdan-Claude Dauphin tel- estarrer, is permanently grounded. No more films will be shot this year or in any other. BRIAN AHERNE starred In a teenth heart. West was down to his two trumps, while dummy had the seven of trumps and a spade. There was no way for West to winning a four diamonds .with the South hand, since he was unwilling to be shut out completely by East's { prevent dummy from pre-emptive bid of four clubs. West's double shook the room, and all , passed. West opened the ace of clubs, and Thoma had to ruff with the eight of diamonds. He led the • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Partner* Show How To flay Bridg* By OSWALD JACURY Written for NEA Service John McOervey and Paul Thoma are one of the strongest bridge partnerships In the country, and when I recently asked John to give me a hand he had played especially well he gave me a hand in which Paul had been the star. This kind of spirit is one reason, of course, why the two young Pittsburgh experts have so fine a partnership. Thoma mad* ui overcall of NORTH *K J73 V A42 * 743 WEST <D> *Q109 ¥-173 + A72 West Pass EAST AG4 VK85 « 5 *KQ 10986-1 SOUTH A A852 VQ109S * AQ1098 A None North-South vul. North East South Pass 4 A 4 * Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—+ A queen of hearts for a finesse, but East won with the king. This was a bit of a blow, since there was reason to hope that East would have no side high cards. East blithely led another club instead of switching to a trump, and South had to ruff again. Declarer now led the ten of hearts for a finesse, which fortunately worked. He led another heart to dummy's ace and drew one round of trumps by finessing the queen to West's king. West led a third round of clubs, and South had to ruff with the ten'of diamonds. This left him with the blank ace of diamonds, | while dummy had two 1 trumps. Not a bit daunted, Thoma cashed the ace of diamonds. When the expected bad trump trick was revealed It was necessary to hold West to one more trump trick with his K-6 of trumps. Thoma went about this by finessing the Jack of spades, cash- Ing the king of spades, and taking the ace. He then led the thlr- trick with the seven of diamonds — and this was the trick that fulfilled the contract. GE Theater telefilm recently, then followed himself In the next half hour film. A programming problem that may become more acute as the TV celluloid piles up on station shelves. The film star "rediscovered" on TV is an old story. Now it's the TV star redsicovered In a motion picture. Alan Young's deluged with TV offers since clicking as the laugh-lt-up kid In "Gentlemen Marry Brunettes," filmed in Paris. The "no romance" edict for Jon Hall's Ramar of the Jungle-heroism will not apply to his newly resumed movie career. He'll return to his pre-TV love making under tropical skies. Short Takes: The future of television as seen in an advertising man's crystal ball: "All this talk about long runs for top-rated shows Is bunk. Three years from today you won't recognize the shows-in the top 10. They'll all be new. That's the kind of medium TV Is. It's evanescent—people are quickly satiated with an idea." The Saturday Review makes it official, I guess, by picking the best TV gag of 1954. George Gobel's line about how shy his brother was: "Well, I tell you how shy he was. He was a 14-month baby." Fan Big Business In Hollywood By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD, (#—Seven years ago, an actress named Claire Rochelle got tired of waiting: around casting offices and hoping for jobs. She looked for another tine of work and decided she might * be able to make a living answering fan mail for movie stars. Her favorite was Howard Duff, the Sam Spade of radio, and she approached him. He signed * up as her 1 first client- Today Claire Rochelle runs an industry that replies to over a million and a half pieces of mall yearly for 250 stars and TV shows. Miss Rochelle and her husband Leo Hirsch run the United Fan Club and Fan Mail Service, from an office on the Sunset Strip. I visited them and found the place buzzing with activity. One secretary was laboring over a batch of George Gobel mail. "He's our latest sensation," said Miss Rochelle. "When we started with him three months ago, he was getting 50 letters a week, Now the figure is 3,800 a month and It's rising all the time. Everybody writes to him—children, old people, farmers and city folks," Another current favorite is Marlon Brando. The fan mail service receives an average of 120,000 letters monthly. Most are requests for photos, and these arc dispatched to the writer. About 15 to 20 per cent require answers, and these are written by staff of four secretaries. Fourteen others, mostly disabled persons, work on the outside address- Ing envelopes. The cost to the star runs from 7 cents to 25 cents, depending on how large a photo they want to send. The average bill Is around $300 to $500, but it can cost some of the • hotter stars as much as $1,500 to keep the writing fans happy. A PROPHET is one who tells what is going to happen but doesn't set any money on it. — Chattanooga News-Free Press. Soviet Sojourn Answer to Pravioui Puzzle ACROSS 1 Soviet capital 7 Soviet covers one- sixth of the earth's land area 13 Interstice 14 AH 15 Irritates 16 Salver 17 Drunkard 18 Article 20 Bustle 21 Host 6 It Is not very friendly with the nations 7 Set anew 8 One (Fr.) 9 Steamer (ah.) 10 Hindu deity 11 Made angry 12 Go by aircraft 19 It 27 Greek god of membership in war the United Nations ' 42 Units of reluctance 29 NostrU 44 European 30 Passage in the river brain 45 Pause 31 Promontory 4(i Crafts 35 Soothsayer 48 Malt drink 21 Tramples 22 Motive 25 Fixed lookers 23 Click-beetle . 28 Red Square is 24 Leases anew 37 Pewter coin of 49 Distant (comb, the site of 2 ' Brush the Malaya form) surface of 39 Mimlckcrs 51 Huge tub 26 Whole (comb. 40 Location 52 Collection of form) 41 Notion sayings -'s tomb 32 It was involved in the war 33 Winged 34 Genus o( shrubs (pi.) 35 Cubic meters 36 Do wrongly 37 Seesaws 38 Trappers 40 Courtesy title 43 Golf term 44 British money of account 47 Form a notion 50 Eludcr 53 Bank worker 54 Most rational 55 Artists' frames 5« Begins DOWN 1 Entangles 2 Mountain (comb, form) SChnlr 4 Lettuce 5 Chemical lUfflx ZI w. 10

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