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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 1, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH« COURIER NEWS CO. a W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Editor, Assistant Publish* PAUL D. HUMAN,. Advertising Manager Sole Nttiona) Advertising Representatltei: W»U»c« Wltmer Co., New Tork, ChlMjo, Detroit, Atlanta, Uemphte. Entered u second class matter at the post- offlct at BlrtherlHe, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October », 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: . By carrier ID the citj of Blytherffle or »nj luburbin town where carrier service U maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius ot 50 miles, $5.00 per year, »2.50 for sii months. 11.25 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, *12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And seek the peace of the city whither I have caused you to be carried away captives, and pray unto the Lord for It: for in the peace thereof shall ye have peace.—Jeremiah 29:7. # * # Prayer is a powerful thing: for God has bound and tied himself thereunto.—Martin Luther. Barbs A Chicago engineer says he has invented a machine that proluces sleep. TV commercials always have worked okay with us. Kids never knock their parents cold by getting zero In their studies. * * * Most motorists think that repair shops have one mechanic and eight accountants. Vt'omen are not what they used to be, says an Ohio judge, No, they used to be girls. It's hard to give away a million dollars, according to a banker. Maybe it's because you have to get it first. GOP Convention Site The Republicans never have held a convention farther west than Kansas City, so it will be refreshingly different to have the 1956 presidential affair in Sanfrancisco. It had, of course, been broadly assumed that the GOP would follow the Democrats' example and pick Chicago, largely because the major television networks wanted the savings that go with holding both conventions in the same town and the same hall. No doubt some of the political observers would like to get Republican National Chairman Leonard Hall on the .phy- chiatrist's couch to search for hidden meanings in the suprise choice of San Francisco. But perhaps there's only one reason he really doesn't want to talk about. Chicago is a stronghold of the party's right wing-. Recently some of the more vocal members of this group met there for a rally that was as frankly anti- Eisenhower as anything heard, since before the President's 1952 nomination. Though Hall denies it, there is said to be some fear among the Eisenhower high command that a convention they foresee 'as sure to renominate the President might suffer from too much right wing oratory if conducted in Chicago. California would be different. There the lingering traditions of former Governor Warren's middle-road government would afford a setting more closely in tune with the Eisenhower regime, It is also the home bailiwick of Vice President Nixon, whose allegiance is plain, and the present GOP Senate minority leader, Senator Knowland, who seems to fit better with the right wing but who declines to be so aligned. Governor Knight, of course, is an Eisenhower backer. Naturally, the national committee had other things in mind in choosing San Francisco. It is a way of recogniz- . ing California's new eminence in the political scale, for the state is now the second most populous in the land and a a facto? of prime significance in nominations and elections. • Furthermore, it makes senae to give many parts of America a firsthand look at the fantastic, fascinating, show. San Franciscans will add a. few cubits to their political education. And it will be broadening, too for many delegates who probably haven't seen much west of .the Mississippi, and know of the Pacific coast's fabulous growth only through hearsay and picture. If the Prseident runs again, there won't bs much political combat. But in San Francisco the convention will have • lot more glamor than usually, accompanies ajeur* thing. Britain and the H-Bomb Britain's decision to build an H- bomb may help to serve as a useful corrective for some of those around the world who have perhaps misconstrued the meaning of British foreign policy. In dealing with the critical problems growing out of the world struggle with communism, more often than not Britain when that process looked pretty hope- has arrayed, itself on the side of conference and negotiation—sometimes even less. This ocassionally has exasperated some Americans, especially our more militant brethren who saw the policy as "softness." On the other hand, neutrals like India have now and then assumed that it paralleled closely their own unrealistic notion that military safeguards against the Reds are unnecessary and actually provocative of war. But Britain has disabused both sides. For building an H-Bomb has no place in a soft policy, nor does it give comfort to those who imagine the Reds will be good fellows if we scrap the guns and planes and annul all defensive pacts. VIEWS OF OTHERS Chains The '55 models are longer, wider, lower, faster tonier, and they come in 48 delciious colors. They have power steering and power brakes, automatic shift and automatic dimmers, electric window lifts and electric seat movers. Some have double exhausts, three-toned leather seat upholstery, plastic roofs and hundreds of horses under the hood. Fifty years of automobile progress. But comes winter. And ice. And snow. And you have to wrestle with the same old steel chains that Dad knew. You lay them but and hope to roll over them at just the right spot. Or you jack her up and try to wrap the things around the wheel. Cut and bruised hands. Broken fingernails. Frayed tempers. In North Carolina last week two men putting chains on their cars suffered fatal heart attacks. How about it, Detroit? This is 1955, not 1925. Asheville (N. C.) • Citizen Not'Upper House 7 Don't call the United States Senate the "upper House." Representatives don't like it and Senators don't like it. Recently, House Democratic Leader John McCormack of Massachusetts complained that too many people—especially newspaper people— wrongly refer to the senate as the "upper House.*' "The two bodies" says Representative McCormack, "are co-equal. The House (of Representatives) is second to no other legislative body in the collective ability of its membership." Back a few years ago in his book, "Tennessee Senators" former Senator K. D. McKeller said much the same thing. "The Senate" wrote McKeller, "is sometimes spoken of as the 'upper House.' It Is in no sense the upper House. In all matters of general legislation, each House has exactly the same powers and in no legislative sense, could the Senate be called the 'upper House.!' So there you have it, from a member of the House and from a former member of the Senate, The term "upper House" or ''upper chamber" began, according to Representative McCormack, when Congress met in Philadelphia. The Senate met in a room which was above the House chamber. In the Capitol at Washington, of course, they are both on the same level, in different wings.— Kingsport (Term.) News. Footnote On A Clock We can't seem to work up much enthusiasm for the achievement of the Columbia University professor who has perfected an atomic clock so accurate it will be "off" only about one second in 300 years. It is without any question, a marvel in the horological industry. But of what value is the world's finest timepiece if its only sole function is to tick off the seconds remaining before this same nuclear energy blows us off the face of the earth?—Miami Hearld. SO THEY SAY Our assurances of our desire to have good normal relations wiUl the United States government are quite sincere.—Premier Nikolai Bulganln of Russia. * * * I honestly believe we (Republicans) have gone farther to the left In the last two-year period than any two-year period in the history of the country. I think it is immoral and . . . dishonest. —Oov. J. Bracken Lee of Utah., * * * It is only the people of religious faith throughout the world who"liave the power to overcome the force of tyranny.—Former President Truman. * * * We will never Join with any of those who believe that International problems can be solved only through the use of armaments—Yugoslavia's President Tito. "—It Goes Around in Circles" Peter ft/son's Wos/iingfon Column — Ladylike Mrs. Hobby Is Avoiding Usual Foot - in - Mouth Troubles WASHINGTON (NEA)— As is proper for a lady, Oveta Culp Hobby, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, has done a better job of keeping- her foot out of her mouth than any other member of the Eisenhower Cabinet. Mrs. Hobby has achieved this distinction by violating Rule Number One almost constantly, but by never, oh never violating Rule Number Two. Rule Number One—as every government bureaucrat should know is, "Never take yourself too damn seriously." Mrs. Hobby always takes herself very seriously. Rule Number Two is "Never say anything unless you know absolutely for sure what you're talking .bout." As the eSact opposite of the anonymous, giddy creature who first said; "How do I know what I think till I've said it?" Mrs. Hobby has made it a rule to say nothing till she knows what she thinks, or until somebody has told her—the facts. By steadfastly keeping her mouth shut on most public occasions, there has of course been less chance of getting her foot caught in it. Though a newspaperwoman herself. Mrs. Hobby has granted no exclusive interviews at all. The waiting: list for .such interviews is long. It took months to get her to talk to the National Press Club. She has held only six press conferences in two years. These press conferences are something unique in Washington and the world. They are held In the big DHEW conference room. It is dominated by a huge m painting of a load of hay going down a level valley in fr-ont of high white mountains. The symbolism might be for,a load of government handouts headed for the high Sierras of government paperwork files, but it probably isn't. Before this scenery stands Madam Secretary, perfectly scrubbed find groomed-as always. She reads from a prepared statement, copies of which have been given to the reporters in advance. She reads slowly in a mellow contralto that soothes as H edifies. At her health program conference, she read for half an hour by clock. This is always a" great help to reporters, to have long handouts read to them. When their lips aren't chapped from the cold nnd their fingers aren't too calloused from pounding their typewriters, they can mouth the words and follow the lines. Left to their own wits, they don't read too well, obviously. And when the stuff is read at them, there is no chance for slips of the tongue or misquotation. At either side of Secretary Hobby's rostrum are seated her staff. Bureau chiefs, department heads, lawyers, technicians and experts by the d02en. Sometimes they give presentations. Asst. Sec. Roswell Perkins explained the social security changes last year. Commis- sioner of Education Samuel Brownell explained the school aid plan this yeai 1 . These explanations are done with charts. More charts than have been seen since the days when Chester Bowles was Price Administrator. The Bowles charts were usually black and white. .Mrs. Hobby goes' in strictly for technicolor productions that look like Dali dreams. Then come the questions. Mrs. Hobby allows a reporter only one question, at a time. If ,;he knows the answer herself, she'll give. it. But if she doesn't know it, you never catch the little lady from Texas off base. She calls on one of the experts to answer it. She Just stands by, dominates the act and steals the scene. By this technique and by never staying behind or outside of what's in the President's messages or proposals, smart Mrs. Hobby has kept herself above criticism and controversy. With the President's health and education programs now before Congress, this is going to be Mrs. Hobby's big year. Last year, of course, the social security system was made over. There are those who .say that former Undersecretary Nelson A. Rockefeller masterminded all this. But he's a modest, quiet, behind- the-scenes spade worker. To Boss Lady Hobby will go the credit. She's doing a job. the Doctor Says — Written for NBA Service By EDWIN* P. JORDAN, M. D. A question which introduces the subject of skin cancer comes from Mrs. L. who writes. "My mother in her late fifties has had a hard lump about the size of a dime on her lower cheek for at least three years. Is removal of the lump necessary in order to determine whether or not it is cancerous? If the lump should prove cancerous is a cure possible when one has such a condition for as long as three years?" It is necessary to remove the lump or part of it — in order to tell definitely whether or not it is cancerous. The letter implies that the luitp has not grown for three years; this likely means that It is not cancerous but it may be wise to remove it anyway if there is a chance of H becoming so. If the lump is cancerous it is possible that its removal will bring about a permanent cure providing ail the cancel- tissue can be removed or treated y X-ray or radium and that it ,as not spread into other parts of the body. Cancer of the skin or the struc- .ures Immediately under it is particularly easy to take care of because it can be seen or felt early, .hus giving an exceptionally good chance for complete destruction the cancer cells. Any sore which s painless and which does not heal as quickly as one thinks tishould, should be considered suspiciously. If the skin has a lump or ulcer p ou should give yourself a break and let the doctor look at it. Some of these sores or lumps may be cancer and they are so easy to get rid of when they are small and may be so difficult to cure after they have- grown a while. There are also some skin conditions which may lead eventually o cancer nnd therefore should be watched, even if not treated, so ,hat they can be attacked at the first sign of cancerous change One of the most important of these arc the scaly brown or black ches which are quite common Ln elderly people and are usually located on the parts of the skin most exposed to the sun and air. These patches are called keratoses. Keratoses are not cancerous when they start though they so often develop in that direction that it is sometimes — but not always — a good idea to remove them. A little common sense about taking precautions can save a lot of grief. The patches of keratosis can be cut out or treated by X-rays or the electric needle, if necessary, the choice of method depending on size, location and most of all, the judgment of the physician. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE South Had Reason For Aggressive Bid By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service South bid today's hand very ag gresslvely, but it's very difficult to blame him. His partner's club strength was almost entirely wasted ;had it been in some other suit, the contract of five diamonds would have been easy. As it was, South came very close to making his contract. West could have saved a lot of time and effort by opening a trump. East would have taken the ace of trumps and returned the -suit. Thiswould have limited the dummy to one ruff, HO that South would eventually lose two hearts as well as the trump trick. Actually, West opened flic four of clubs. South played low from dummy, nnd ruffed in his own hand. Declrer next cashed the ace of hearts, ruffed a heart in dummy, got to his hand with the ace of spades, and ruffed another heart in dummy. Now South cashed the ace of clubs to discard n heart, ruffed * club, ind ruffed hit last heart with dummy's queen. East didn't overruff because he didn't relish the ,idea of leading spades away from the queen, and a trump return looked equally unappetizing ince East had thought it out be- NORTH I A J05 » Q87 + A J 7 6,3 2 WEST EAST (D) *432 *Q987 VQ974 »K 106 »103 »AJ2 + K1084 +Q95 SOUTH * A K 10 VAJ853 4 K9654 + None Both sides vul. South West North EM! Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — + 4 1 * 2 » 5 4 Pass Pass Pass I N.T. 3 » Pass forehand, he was able to discard a spade on this trick without apparent thought. Declarer continued by leading a spade from dummy and finessing the ten. The finesse held, of course, and South then cashed his king of spades. By this time declarer and East were each down to three trumps, while West had two trumps and a club. At this stage South led the six of diamonds. West played low, and East won With the lack. This was the first trick for the defense, and the defenders needed both of the remaining tricks to defeat the contract. In this situation, many a player would sigh hopelessly and lay down the ace of diamonds. Declarer would, win the last trick with the king of diamonds, making his contract, and nobody would notice the fact that the defense had Just surrendered. When this hand was played, the actual East led back the deuce of diamonds at the twelfth trick. South had to guess whether to play the king or the nine. He knew that West had only one trump, either the ace or the ton; but he had toguc s which. As It Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Guys and Dolls: An Emmy award, please, for a movie queen who became television's champion quick- change artist. And maybe a special award for her zipper waxer. "Without the zipper waxer," Joan Caulfield laughs, "I couldn't have done it, ma." Maybe you've been amazed, too, at Joan's frequent and fast wardrobe changes on her live, half-hour "My Favorite Husband" show. They average four to a program and Include her one-minute, IS-second change from a casual dress to a complete ski outfit including boots. That's a record even for television. Regular 30-second changes for Joan are standard stuff. "It's like a football play," Joan grins, "except that my backfield Is always in molion. I! you think Marilyn Monroe wiggles, you shoula see me changing clothes. I start stripping when I hit the stage wings." Three CBS wardrobe gals help Joan with the quick chai\:es in clothes especially designed ior TV by Bud Perkins. All of the backs have full 36-inch zippered openings and before every show a wardrobe woman waxes the zippers for light- rmi'-fast zips. Marvels Joan: "I've never gone on stage with a zipper unzipped." Maybe "My Favorite Zipper" would be a better title for the show. ADD FARLEY GRANGER'S name to the list of Hollywood rebels headed by Marlon Brando and Montgomery Clift. Acting in Movietown for the first time in two years in "The Brass Ring," Farley's as apt as not to return to Broadway or Europe— that's where he's been—for another two years when the film is completed. His career blueprints may cost him top rating on fan magazine popularity polls, but he argues: "I'm not limiting my career to Hollywood. We're moving into a new era'—the era of the actor rather than the movie star. We'll be in pictures, TV and on the stage. And it's all going to help the actor learn a great deal more about his craft." ANNE BAXTER IS playing the sexiest role of her career In The Spoilers" with disciplined hips, normal breathing and no open-mouth looks. Not that Anne has anything against Marilyn Monroe or the Monroe carbons around Movietown. "It's just that I believe we've been hitting the public on the head with too much sex appeal," she says. "Actresses who swish around and give deliberate readings to their lines only succeed in boring audiences. Sex should be more than happened, he guessed wrong. He played low. and West won with the ten. East then took the setting trick with the ace of diamonds. A player who fights to the very end deserves to win a hand of this sort on occasion. Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Club Pass 1 Diamond Pass 1 Spade Pass ? You, South, hold: *Q732 If! 4AQJ53. AJ 9 4 What do you do? A—Bid three spades. The Jump raise, a. virtual force to game, shows good four-card support with a count of 12 to 14 points counting distribution as well is high cards. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same a.s in he question just answered. You, louth held: . AQJ32 V7 What do you do? Singing Star that. I'd rather call it femininity." Wails Anne: "All this hip-swlnf- Ing is old lint. It's a horrible Insult to women that we can't be more subtle. I like to think that we have more tricks up our sleeve than the obvious." Not that Anne lias anything against Marilyn Monroe. Well, somebody better duck if they ever meet. ANTHONV (JUINN HAS a Worry frown over reports that he and Maureen O'Hara clashed over billing and other matters during filming In Mexico of Budd Boetticher'a "The Magnificent Matador." Says Quinn: "There's not a word of truth in it. How could I ever fight with O'Hara over billing? She can have everything she wants from me. For my money, she's the most underestimated girl in Hollywood. She's a lady of quality." Joan Fontaine Finally Scores On Broadway By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD MV-For years acting veterans had been telling Joan Pontiane: "Well, my dear, even though you've won an Oscar and some Academy nominations, you really can't consider yourself an actress because you haven't done a play." When she protested that she had done some plays here in her early days, they replied: "But that isn't the real thing. Yop've got to do a long run on Broadway." A Lady Joan has Just returned from playing eight and a half months in "Tea and Sympathy" on Broadway. She reports that those same people called on her backstage during the run. Being a lady, she rafrained from asking them to eat their words. The actress is back in her Brent- wocd home and I paid her a late afternoon call. It was for something a bit stronger than tea, but I provided the sympathy for her painful aliment. She is Differing from bursitis and can't move her left ttrm. The pain forced her out of the play 10 days before she was to finish. Enjoyed It Although she came home a casualty, Joan said she thoroughly enjoyed the experience. "You people live so leisurely out here," she said mockingly. "I had forgotten what the swimming pool life was like. "The best thing about doing a New York play is the discipline. Not only the work onstage, but the weekly routine. Scarcely a minute is unaccounted for." Unlike her sister, Olivia de Haviland, who is serious and intense,' Joan was amused by observing the patterns of conversation of those who visited her backstage. Here are sample comments: "Darling, you were beautiful 1" Not a word about how she had acted. "What a perfectly horrid play!" This was a recurrent theme of those squeamish playgoers who didn't like the outspoken play. "My dear, you should have been in the audience!" Now there's a bright remark! Joan added: "I think my favorite was the person who said, 'How on earth can you get yourself *o cry.' This was after I had been cutting my insides with razor blades and the tears wore still coursing down my cheeks." Joan plans to return to the stage. But first .she's going to resume her movie career. She is considering offers from several studios. Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Television singer, - 57 Soothsayer 58 Observe 59 Fillip Mutton DOWN 8 She is a^ sister t Hawk's strap (falconry) 2 Soviet river 3 African river 4 Penetrates of Ray Hutton 8 She is the of Axel Stordahl 12 Ireland 13 Harden 14 Wicked 15 Seasoning 16 Card game 17 Air (comb, form) 18 Coat part 20 Fails to hit 5 Small islands 21 Persia 6 Recent (comb.24 Vehicles form) 7 Sprayer 8 Carnivorous mammal 9 American inventor 10 Destructive burning 25 Tumult 26 Volcano in Sicily 27 Solar disk 28 Famous English school 29 Military assistant 22 Short-napped 11 Ancient GrcekSO Raced fabric 23 Anger 24 Wave top 27 Flowering shrubs 31 River islet 32 Swedish weight 33 Point 34 Diminutive of Ronald 35 Sheaf 36 Poem 37 Depot 30 Sharpened, as a razor 41 Altitude (ib.) 42 Courtesy title 43 Tang 46 Treadle* 50 Verbal 51 Japanese outcast 53 Enihusbistic ardor 54 Yugoslav leader 55 Wand 56 Hindu queen country 19 Huge tub 32 Suffocates 35 Lubricants 38 Clothing maker 39 Hasten 40 Commands 42 Shovel 43 Rots 44 Iroquolan Indian 45 Tardy 47 Man's name 48 Miss Turner 49 Shred 52 Pedal digit

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