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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY MARCH 7, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NIWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, AKlsttnl Publisher PAUL D. HUUAN, AdTertlslng Mtnuger Sol* National Adrertlatng Representative: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis Entered u second class matter at the post- offic* at BljrtheTllle, Arkansas. wider act ol Con- grest. October », 1817. Member ol The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION BAITS: Bj carrier In the city ol BlytherDle or anj suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week By mail, within a radius ol 58 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, S1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. J12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations MEDITATIONS For he seeth that wise men die, likewise the fool and the brutish person perish, and leave their wealth to others—Psalms 49:10. %• X 3- Riches cannot rescue from the grave, which claims alike the monarch and the slave.—Dryden. Barbs Arciiitectural styles change from time to time, but the last word in most American homes is still the wife's. * * * A college professor says a large percentage of girl graduates will find husbands. There'd be less trouble if the'yd look for single men. * * * Some kids won't be quiet for even a little bit, but for two bite ... * * * A TV comedian says jokes are funnier today than they were 10 years ago. We've been watch- Ing Hie wrong programs. * * * H you've been bopped by a snowball, you're f am- ilia-r with the new slant on bhe "hit-and-run.' Worth-While Investment All over the world, the Red Cross stands as the symbol of helpfulness in time of trouble. In this country, people have a chance once a year to show by their dollars that they are greatful for the work of this remarkable agency. Thai time is now at hand. Hardly an American lives who does not k-now the great and continuing humanitarian record of the Red Cross in disaster relief all around the globe. Since 19&3 it has responded to 19 international appeals, and, of course, many similar calls at home. What is perhaps less fully appreciated is the present extent of Red Cross service's to the American armed forces 1955-56 budget of $35 million, which it hopes to raise in this March campaign, will go for such services. Never in our history has the Red Cross served longer overseas than in the period during and since World War II. Workers can be found at snowbound bases in Alaska, Greenland and Newfoundland, in the dusty desert of North Africa, in half a dozen European lands, and in the Philippines, Korea and Japan. President Eisenhower once said an army doing peacetime duty in a foreign country needs the Red Cross more than does a shooting army. Personal problems, other than his physical safety, loom larger to 'an inactive soldier than a man in combat. Red Cross people provide service personnel with financial aid, counsel them on a wide range of matters, help them communicate with their families, and perform many tasks in military hospitals. Some 100 Red Cross girls take lively recreational programs into remote spots occupied by our soldiers. Altogether, the Red Cross has 2220 workers placed in 270 military installations and 140 hospitals here and abroad. Host of us are pretty familiar with the immense Blood Program, which the Red Cross expects will cost more than $14 million in the year ahead. This is big business—business whose objective is the saving of thousands of lives. And the agency also has a number of other programs of unmistakable value. The Red Cross naturally deals with , emergencies of many sorts as part of its "routine." But there is one emergency it does not plan for financially; war. If trouble should break out in the Formosa area, all its present estimates would be outmoded. Understandably.the agency would welcome a little cushion of money to hedge against that danger. The Red Cross does not need to be Bold to the American people. It should be *io«gh to note that this it the moment for them to make anoher investment th« iMljpfitkuii it if mbolizM. Accurate Hints? Hints are being dropped in Washington that A-bombs sufficiently compact to serve as war heads in small, guided antiaircraft missiles have been developed. If the reports are correct, then our air defenses may soon be considerably more effective than they are. Assuming that these weapons would play hovac with mass flights of enemy bombers, some military people seem to believe this would .compel an attacking nation to send over its planes in individual forays. The crew of each craft would have heavier problems of navigation, target spotting and the like than do crews in mass flights. Today no expert predicts that more than 30 per cent of an enemy force could be knocked down. Defense men are hazarding, however, that A-bomb missiles might boost the ratio to 50 percent. Such a gain would be of tremendous importance. We should all pray that the hints reflect accurate information. VIEWS OF OTHERS Don't Favor Offenders Latest self-appointed apostle of news suppression is a Georgia legislator who would make it unlawful for a newspaper to print names in news of sex crimes and drunken driving. We predict that the Georgia legislature will not wander so far afield as to countenance such a restrictive law. But the effort is a prime example of the altogether too numerous gentry who would try to control the press. .. A free press, in essence, is simply the people's right to know, to keep themselves informed in whatever fields they may choose. Sex crimes and drunken driving are among the least glamorous of offenses. Fear of publicity in these cases can be stronger than the fear of punishment. To cloak such offenses in anonymity might have the opposite effect from that intended by the backer of the legislation. Offering such offenders the refuge of anonymity more than likely would result in more such offenses. Such legislation would not help the individuals charged with crimes. And since they are offenses against society, the public has a right to know the names of the perpetrators. — Sherman (Tex.) Democrat. Nothing To Brag About The charges of Communist collaboration against M-Sgt. William H. Olson, recently a resident of Robeson County, rare likely to produce some speculation as to what various other persons would have done under the same circumstances — that is, in the hands of the enemy. Several months ago Robert A. Vogeler, a long-term prisoner of the Communists in Hungary, related his experiences to a Robeson County audience. Afterward a member of the audience told Mr. Vogeler, at least partly in jest, that he would have signed anything the Communists asked him to if he had been subjected to the same pressures and threats and abuses that Mr. Vogeler had to contend with. To which Mr. Vogeler replied that the man who admits the possibility that he might break under pressure is the man least likely to break, but the man who tells everybody he would never give an inch, under any circumstances, is the one most likely to go all the way with his captors. — Lumberton fN. C.) Robesonian. Little Ones Get Cold A mother took into her home this morning a passing little tot who was non too warmly clad. He had started out from home on his bicycle with maybe three-quarters of a mile to go to school. He quit the bike, in miserable suffering. He had no gloves and wasn't warmly clad. He was really suffering from the cold. She mothered the little tot, warmed his hands and helped him to school. "Maybe," she says in a phone call to The Herald, "if you would warn parents that this weather is very cold and that these little fellows need plenty of warm clothing, you can save them suffering and maybe illness." The little tot was chilled to the marrow and highly nervous from his exposure. His benefactor says he had a "nervous chill." It was 19 degrees last night. After all it's pretty cold, but the mother heart Is still mighty warm. A mother warns other mothers that some of the children are suffering from cold.—Plainview (.Tex.) Evening Herald. SO THEY SAY Man, In a country that's younger than Jazz itself, these Israeli cats have sure growed fast.— Bandleader Lionel Hampton. * * * The only thing I like about rich people is their money—Virginia-born Lady Astor of Britain. * * * The hydrogen bomb has made war obsolete as an Instrument of policy, and the continued development of the weapon threatens all civilization—India's Prime Minister Nehru. * * * A Painter never stop* ptlntlng, » shipbuilder never stops building ships, And I don't blow whether I'll ever stop thinking I can bring out an automobile.—Preston Tucker, former automobile manufacture. "Don't Go Too Fast, Son! Remember, I'm an Old Man!' ft ' " ~ i HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screen: The giant E (for en- :ertainment) bombs Hollywood haa been promising 'p drop on television are on the way and the fall out from living rooms, Movietown hopes, will cover areas bigger than those threatened by an H-bomb blast. The first of the super-dupers to the field now exclusively Cinera- ma's _ ••Oklahoma!" on TO-mm. film with seven sound tracks- opens in New York in May and 20th Century-Fox just announced plans, to film "The King and I" on 65-mm. film. Standard width movie film Is 35-mm. But how big.can movies get? With little old 35-mm. "On the Waterfront" expected to win an Oscar as the best of 1954, are bigger and bigger movies necessary? Hollywood seems to think so. But let's keep this race from getting out of hnnd, men. By 1975, the way things are fo- ing, super-super-super coloassal movies will be projected on the entire state of Kansas (the aspect ratio seems to be about right) and we'll have to watch 'em from rocket-in-space islands 90 miles above the earth. Not me, though. I even get dizzy Peter Edson's Washington Column — Washington s New Parlor Game Brings Red-Faced Embarassment WASHINGTON— (NBA)— There's a new parlor game making the rounds in Washington that is leaving: senators, representatives, assorted bureaucrats and at least one Cabinet member in a state of red-faced embarrassment- Sen, Mike Monroney (D., Okla.) and Mrs. Monroney introduced the game with great success the other night at a party given by Sen. and Mrs. Robert S. Kerr. There Were 35 guests, including the five Oklahoma congressmen, Senator Kerr's staff and half a dozen reporters. Senator and Mrs. Monroney passed out pieces of paper and then asked the guests to list seven TJ. S. Presidents whose last names begin with each of the letters of CALVERT. The time limit was 00 seconds. (Try it yourself and see how how you do.) Only one young woman, one of Senator Kerr's secretaries, got all I ' ,, horror-struck silence followed an- doln £- nouncement of answers. i "TO EAT OR NOT TO EAT—Re- Wrote Senator Kerr in his news-i publican Congressman Clare E. letter lo Oklahoma constituents, j Hoffman, a spry and agile 79. telling of the game: j claims one of the reasons for the "My embarrassment was some-; high mortality rate among Con- xvhat relieved when I learned that j gressman is the food served in the one of the smart men of Presi-1 House restaurant. Hoffman, who dent Eisenhower's cabinet had the has evoked many a controversy same experience. I don't want to' on Capitol Hill, says the food is call names, but I think the Presi-1 prepared in unsanitary surround- He replied: "People blame God for a lot of things. Don't blame that on him." When pressed for comment on Army Chief of Staff General Matthew B. Ridgway's opposition to proposed cuts in the size of the Army, Wilson observed: ."Now don't forget that I have a boss .who knows something about the Army, too." The secretary was then asked whether Department of Defense planned to rent land on which the Army would hold its maneuvers. He admitted this was under study and explained: "You get into complicated problems because you're always breaking down a fence and letting the bulls into the wrong field—or something." Reporters' guffaws cut off any further amplification of that re- dent visited him at his estate last weekend. (I'll give you ten sec| onds to answer that one.)" ' Defense Secretary Charles Wilson continues to have the live- ings. To protect himself and his . younger colleagues, he has offered a bill calling for the immediate E. ! construction of a new dining room." The possibilities for Russian liest press conferences in town, ' Marshal Georgi K. Zhukov to make among cabinet officers. j that long-delayed trip to the United Badgered by reporters on the I States to see his old comradein possibility of resigning from his j arms, President Eisenhower, are top job in the Pentagon, someone I still retrarded as rather dim by asked Wilson if it would take an ! people in the know. act of God to get him out of office. \ Zhukov's 1947 trip to America was all set at one time. General Lucius Clay, then U. S. supreme commander in Germany, was to accompany Zhukov. And as Presi dent Eisenhower himself has revealed, he offered his son as aide and his Army chief of staff's plane for the trip, to assure safety. But the day before scheduled departure, the Russian headquarters in Berlin sent word that Marshal Zhukov was ill and could not come. That night he was seen at the Berlin opera, healthy as you please. But for three weeks thereafter he disappeared. When he got back, the Americans who knew him fairly we! asked him why it was that he had cancelled his plans. Zhukov evaded answers. But he finally revealed that since the Red army had two marshals (Klementy E. Voroshilov was the other) it would be em barrassing to have one of them get too jnuch attention. The Korean Ambassador to Washington. Dr. You Chan Yang, has an old Korean folklore tale which he says is appropriate for today's exaggerated statements on new world crises. It's about an old villager, with quite a reputation as a teller of tail stories. One day he came running up the street saying that he had just seen a serpent three feet thick and 20 feet long. His friends all told him he knew there were no serpents in Korea that long. "Well," said the man, "it was at least 15 feet long." Again they laughed at him and he reluctantly reduced its length- first to ten feet, then to five. But at this point he drew the line. "I won't reduce it another inch," he declared. "Remember, I've . kept It three feet thick. If we cut j down the length any further, we'll end up with a square serpent." Written for N1A Service When I was a boy I never real, ized how hard it was to be a good] parem. Personal experience has | given me a now slant; large! numbers of parents send in dif- j ficnlL questions also. A few of j these are discussed today. \ One mother writes that her 13-1 year-old son weighs 175 pounds,! which Ls far too much, and some j people say he has glandular trnu-; ble and others that he eats too' much. She adds that he does have a large appetite and the possibly significant item that he is an only child. One could not say that they hoy, does not have glandular trouble j without examining him, but it is certainly much more likely that his overweight is the result of too much food. Perhaps he is deeply unhappy for some reason and he eats too much because that is one of the few things he thoroughly enjoys. This possibility should at least be explored by the mother and perhaps a sympathetic physician. The child should also be steered into better dietary habits and, if possible, ito activities other than eating from which he can derive pleasure. A difficult problem of another kind is presented by Mrs. H., who says that her six-year-old child was fine until he started school. He went to school for a couple of weeks nnd then became so nervous that he stuttered. On the ncl- vico of the school he was tnkpn out, but when he was started the next year the same thing happened. This Is really a serious problem and the child should be most carefully examined mentally and phys- ically to find out Whether the nervousness and stuttering are the result of some emotional difficulty which can be remedied by calm and careful handling or whether there is some more deep - seated mental difficulty which would make it better for the youngster to be sent to a special school. When this kind of thing develops there should be no delay in getting the best, possible advice. Another mother tells that her 16-year-old daughter has a most offensive odor on her breath. Obviously this can be serious, too, since a 16-year-old girl is likely to be extremely conscious of her personal attributes, and if she feels that she is displeasing to others it may have a most harmful emotional effect on her now and in the future. Most difficulties with bad breath come from disorders of the mouth or gums, from intestinal disturbances or from food, the odors of which are eliminated through the lungs. All of these possibilities should be studied, and if anything can be found which is even partially responsible it should be corrected at once. The attitude of the parents and others toward the youngster are Important; If everything is done which can be done the situation should be taken as lightly ns possible. Indeed the greatest kind of wisdom is called for on the part of parents. UREY, ttw nuclear wizard, thinks life is possible on other planets. Qiv«n n little pence and quiet, It would be on this one, too, — Cnrlsb*4 Current-Argus. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Hand Deserves Careful Studying By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Perhaps you don't like North's takeOut double of three hearts in today's hand. North didn't like it either, but the opening bid Look him by surprise and he hesitated so long that he felt that he had Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD played, North made the shaded takeout double, and it was then up to John J. Parish, who held the South cards, to find the best response. Parish naturally didn't know that his partner had a shaky double, but he jumped to four spades to show that he had a rather good hand of his own. If North wanted to explore slam possibilities, South was willing to hear from him. North wasn't, of course, the least bit interested in a slam. West opened the king of hearts, and John Parish saw that he was going to have his hands full making his contract. Even if he were lucky enough to avoid the loss of a trump trick, he would still be threatened with the loss of three diamonds and a club. Undaunted, South won with the ace of hearts, ruffed a heart, drew two rounds of trumps with the ace and king, and heaved a mild sigh of relief when the queen fell. He got to his hand with the • ace of clubs, ruffed his last heart in dummy, and then led the queen of clubs. East had to win with the king of clubs and looked in vain for a safe exit. After some thought East led the jack of clubs. If declarer had ruffed this he would have been left with three losing diamonds, but Parish actually discarded a diamond and allowed East to hold the rtlck with the jack of clubs. Tins settled East's hash. He now had to lead another club to dummy's ten or a diamond to dummy's king. Either way, declarer was bound to make his shaky contract. Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Club Pass 1 Spade Pass 2 N.T. Pass ' You, South, hold: AK 10753 VJ94 »Q7G *4 2 What do vou do? - A—Bid three spades. With G points in high cards, you are willing to reach game since North shows 19 to 21 points. The spade rebid gives North a choice between four spades and three no-trump. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: AKQ7543 VJ9 »QJ6 *A Z What do you do? Answer Tomorrow n theater balconies, HOLLYWOOD UNCENSORED: Rita Moreno lays her romance with Geordle H«rmel Is forever embers. "But," she adds, "we 'ere finished before all his trouble." Barbara Rush asked U-I to cut her "Captain Llghtfoot" personal- appearance tour down to a few days. She wants to be back to t '1 it to the divorce Judge who's hearing her appeal for legal split with Jeffrey Hunter. A MAJOR STUDIO bought Up ALL copies of scandal magazine that just hit the drugstore racks. It featured the hottest story yet on a couple of local citizens. This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Even nature takes orders from Hollywood. It went like this on a call sheet for "The Brass Ring" the other day: "Parley Granger, Anthony Quinn, Anne Bancrofl^- 9 a.m. Bits and extras—9 a.m. Rain—WILL NOTIFY." Not in the Script: Mae West, about publisher offers for her autobiography: "I'm not ready to do It yet. I don't think I've lived enough." The Witnet: Ted Cooper saw thl* sign in a Hollywood barbershop: "We need your head to run our business." Even if she wins an Oscar for her supporting role in "On the Waterfront." Eva Marie Saint ii telling pals, she won't give up her happy New York home and hubby for wholesale movie loot. Only another Important role will lure her away from television. She's married to a New York TV producer and becomes a mama In April. IT ESCAPED PRINT at the time but during filming of "The Country Girl" Bill Holden fluffed «n important speech. As several set visitors gasped. Bill, in mock despair, jumped out of a second- story window, screaming aa he "fell" to the sound stage floor 18 inches below the window sill. But it was dry - humored Director George Seaton who topped him by saying to the cameraman: "Did you pan the camera wlih him?" Forks and spoons were held in midair at a Hollywood restaurant when Nora Haymes walked in and spotted her ex, Dick Haymes, at a table with Rita Hayworth. Nora went over to say hello, but Dick and Rita turned their backs on her. Had herself a bawl, did Nora. 73 Yuri Ago IK Bfythtrifk Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crigger, Sr , Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crigger, Jr.. and son, Charles, HI. moved today to their new home on West Walnut. Donna wunderlich, daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Wunderlich, entertained her friends with ft "Tacky" party yesterday on her Uth birthday. An Easter scheme was carried out in the refreshments served. Chocolate Easter eggs, pink birthday cake and ice cream moulded in the form of chickens carried out the theme. Four guests played cards yesterday afternoon with the Tuesday Club when Mrs. Floyd White entertained. They were Mrs. Byron Morse, Mrs. W. L. Horner, Mr». Harry W. Haines and Mrs. R. N. Ware of Tallulah, La., houscguest of Dr. and Mrs. Hunter Sims. In the games, Mrs. Hunter O. Sims was high and Mrs. W. D. Chamblin second high. Familiar Tales Answer to Previous Puzil* ACROSS 1' NORTH AAK73 V None »K6532 4Q1074 WEST (D) EAST *Q5 *86 VKQ108542 VJ97 « J9 + 53 Wort 3V Pass * AQ4 * K J 9 8 2 SOUTH 4J10942 i VA63 4> 1087 + A6 North-South vul. North East South Double Pass 4 * Pass Pats Opening lead—V K to take some action rather than pass. Incidentally, this was a very ethical point of view to take; If North hurt hesitated and then passed he would have put South In the embarrassing position of knowing: that his partner had a nlrly good linnrt even though he had no legal right to that knowledge. When the hand win actually Sawyer" 4" in Boots" 8 "Mistress . Quite Contrary" 12 Adam and DOWN 1 Try 2 "Somewhere The Rainbow" 3 Figures of speech 4 Adhesive 5 Towa rd 6 Gazed 7 Pose 13 Opposed 14 Operatic solo 15 Hardened 0 In a line 16 Ship bedroom lOTumult 18 Farm mnchinel 1 Sweet 20 Efts potatoes 21 Author of "The Raven 24 Suffix 25 Girl student 8 Female horses 25 Mistake 22 Ages 24 "Little Sir 26 Kind of cheese 27 Moisture 30 Implement maker 32 Ohio city 34 Mpre concise 35 Expunger 36 Editors (ab.) 37 Steals 39 Prong 40 Fnthcr 41 Indian weight 42 Unprofitable expense 45 Persian rulers 49 Put In precis* order 91 Show disgust 52 Crack M Scent 84 Headed 55 Wooden plris 50 E>:ir.'.?d 97 Creek letter 17 Charm 19 Chills 23 Grades 27 Pleasing 28 Paradise 2f> Had on 31 Weirder 33 Tardier 38 Next to 40 Paces 41 Severe 42 Shred 43 " of Green Gables" 44 "The at Eve" 46 Century plant 47 Rhyme-maker 48 Soft drink 50 Watch charm W- V W K

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