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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, March 8, 1955
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, MARCH 8, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIKR NIWB CO. H. W KAINIS, Publiihtr HARRY A. HAINBS, Wl««r. AulsUnl PuWUhw PAUL D. HUUAN. Admttalnt Sol* N»tlon»J AdTerttsinn R*pre«ntitim: V»U»ci Witmer Co., N«w York. Chicago. D«troi». AtUnU, Uemphlt. Entered u second cl»as matter at the post- olflcci at BlytheYille, Arkansas, under act of Con. October I, 1111. Member of Th« Associated Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the city o( BlytheYllle or anj luburban town wher« carrier ierric« ii maintained. 25c per »e«k B? mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per year. 12.50 (or sii months. »1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile tone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For this is my covenant unto them, when I •hall take away their sins.—Romans 11:27. # * * "My will, not thine, be done," turning Paradise into a desert, "Thy will, not mine, be done," turned the desert into a paradise, and made Gethsemane the gate of heaven.—Pressense. Barbs Seven schools in a New York town were closed because 365 pupils were absent due to illness, just sick of school. * * # We read of more and more people slipping on the ice. It'x rather late in the season for the fall. * * * When a pedestrian trusts an auto driver and an auto driver trusts a pedestrian—that's why we have accidents. * * * Careless folks have no license to hunt even if they bought one. Political Scars America and its NATO friends are gratified that the lower house of the West German parliament approved the Paris treaties drawing- the Germans into the West's defense orbit. But they can't help being disturbed over the scars the bitter fight left on Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. Adenauer won a two-thirds majority for pacts authorizing German rearmament, West Germany's entry into the NATO fold, and full German political sovereignty. But it was a different story on the . Franco-German pact concerning the disputed Saar region. While the Bund- estag gave a 263-202 advantage to the plan which calls for Europeanizing this former German soil, the vote evidently disguised a sharp split in Adenauer's own ruling coalition.. It was widely agreed that the Saar measure gained approval only because Bundestag members knew an adverse vote on this pact would send all the other crucial treaties crushing to defeat. The leader of the Free Democrats, second largest party in Adenauer's government, called the Saar deal a tawdry sell-out to France. He assailed Adenauer for putting the Bundestag in a squeeze on the issue. He even called Adenauer a ''separatist"—one who favors cutting off a part of Germany. These and other attacks, including the expected shots from the powerful Social Democrats, are not important alone for their immediate effects on Adenauer's position. They are harbing- gers of future trouble. The key speeches all were broadcast to radio audiences. The social Democrats particularly, have their eyes on later elections. But even before that time, there might conceivably be defections from Adenauer's" cabinets, which has four members of the Free Democrats. There is no longer any doubt about the legislative fate of the Paris pacts in Bonn. In a short while the upper house is expected to approve them by good majorities. What now is more pressing concern' is the future of Adenauer's government. We must hope that the bitterness stirred by the Saar issue does not corrupt responsible Germans to the point where they lose appreciation of hia great contribution to a stable Germany. A government hamstrung by defections, or placed in other' hands, would spell danger not onl yfor the Saar agreement but the whole defense structure founded on the Paris pacts. The Bundestag vote was a great hurdle to clear, a real marker in the postwar history of the European-American alliance of free nations. It would be a tragedy for the West if a huge wall should now be erected further down the path this project must Uk« to final completion. I Weird Virtue Word comes that Douglas Stringfellow, the ex-Congressman of Utah who confessed last year he had faked a glamorous war record, is now lecturing on morals. We haven't heard how he's doing, or what kind of audiences he's drawing. But it wouldn't be suprising to learn that he's getting good crowds. American have a peculiar fondness for people who are wrong before they are right. We would be quite chagrined, however if we were ever to hear that Harvey Matusow, the self-confessed "ex- communist" liar, had managed to make one more dollar on the lecture platform. He found being wrong so exciting and attention - getting that he evidently decided to make it a permanent way of life But it is doubtful that he merits the spotlight every time he confesses a new batch of sins. It's one thing to forgive error, as Americans may be doing when they listen to Stringfellow. It's another to endow it with a kind of weird virtue by following a man like JIatusow with pencil and pad as he makes his endless trips ~ to the confessional. VIEWS OF OTHERS Trash That Tel Is All I got to know my customers as well as the milk man. It's surprising how much you can find out about people by inspecting their garbage cans. —Valedictory of a Detroit trash collector. How stimulating! What a feast, indeed, for the collector with either a mission or an imigi- natlon. For the collector, for instance, who is a dissector of the social order, or are analyst of the- individual psyche, or a paragon of pure intellectual curiosity, or a transmission belt for the profoundest or the pettiest gossip, or a con- cocter of blackmail schemes, or an accredited informer on security risk status. Is a family rich or poor, extravagant or frugal, wasteful or conservation-minded? is it addicted to abalanced diet? Is it a bibulous or temperate or uncompromisingly non-alcoholic? Is it neat or messy? Is it accumulative or electic? Does it burn letters or does it merely tear them in quarters? If the later, are its members compromised by the content of the letters? Does this family tear up its bills? Does it pitch its check stubs leaving a trail that leads straight to a dark chapter in life hither to believed blameless? Yes, quite a fascinating career, that of a garbage collector; a wonder that more colleges don't have courses designed to train . . . Good heavens! Burn that mess in the living room wast- basket! Can't we make a candlestick out of that old sherry bottle? And where did you see that Sale advertised on garbage disposal units?— Dayton Daily News. What Is The Truth? There ought to be some sort of independent auditing service to which the American citizenry could turn for the truth about th feindings of his government—federal, state, and local. One expects politicians to disagree violently about the effectiveness of rival administrators. One expects them to put whatever interpretation on the facts that will serve them best politically. ' But where figures are concerned, ihere ought not, logically, to be as much leeway as the politicians like to suggest. Of course they too are subject to varying interpretations. But basically they should, if they are accurate, tell a consistent story. New Governor Harriman of New York, a brand new Democrat in office, has already declared that former Governor Dewey, long touted a model of efficiency, left his state's fiscal affairs in a horrible state. Dewey's denial is automatic. But where is the truth? Must we simply take our choice between rival statements? Either a deficit is so big, or it isn't. Either a state's affairs are fine or they are not. Since there are hard, cold numbers available to prove there are hard, cold numbers available to be told the full and correct story by someone who has no axe to grind?—Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette. Thoughts At A Crossroad It's early morning, and you're driving to work You an. c?'!i ?n intersection xVith an east-West highway or street- You look to the west. All clear. You look to the east—and are almost blinded by the reflection of the morning sun on the pavement. Cars may be coming, but they're almost impossible to see. Coming home, it's a similar story, with the evening's sun reflection hampering your and other motorists' vision, and thus increasing highway danger. And you wonder why science, with all its wonders, hasn't produced a substance that will easily and cheaply reduce highway glare. Or why, If the substance has been developed, it isn't widely used. Charlotte <N,C.) News. SO THEY SAY Television is a challenge, a peril and an opportunity.—Newspaper executive Basil Walters. * * * With the great cooperation between (Red) China and the Soviet Union, there are no aggres- •Ive plans of Imperialism which c«n not be smashed. They will certainly be thoroughly imashcd — lUd Ghlna't President Mio Tse-tung. Think We're Being Followed" "web IFWtW LEADERS Peter ft/son's Washington Column — President Faced Heavy Pressure On His Northwest Airline Ruling WASHINGTON—(NE A) — President Eisenhower's reversal of his previous reversal of a Civil Aeronautics Board decision in the west coast-Hawaii commercial airline case focuses new attention on political pressures being brought to bear on CAB. As finally approved by the President, Northwest Airlines and Pan American Airways will operate parallel routes from Seattle-Portland to Honolulu for three years. Pan American and United will operate from Los Angejes-San Francisco to Honolulu. Last December, by a unanimus five-to-nothing vote. CAB recommended that Northwest be granted a permanent certificate to operate Portand-Seattle to Honolulu, exclusively, ] On Feb. 2, in an unprecedented ciion, the White House made public a letter from President Eisenhower to Acting CAB Chairman Chan Gurney. It rejected the board's recommendation on this and other aspects of the larger, transpacific airline route application cases. The action was unprecedented because it was the first time since CAB was set up in 1933 that one of its five-to-nothing recommendations had been overruled by any President. For the White House to make public this controversy was unheard of. USUAL PROCEDURE IS FOR the President to sign draft orders prepared by CAB, then issue supplementary orders. Or, if the President does not like the draft orders, they are quietly sent back for revision before being made public by CAB itself. In this case, the White House staff feared there would be a leak. So they gave out all the details themselves. The resulting explosion in aviation circles was louder than a jet breaking the sound barrier. What this looked like was that Northwest Airlines, which had pioneered the Seattle-Portland to Honolulu route, • was being frozen out to give Pan Am preference as the government's "chosen instrument," which it long Desired to be Donald W. Nyrop. president of Northwest, flew into Washington and started dropping bombs. Having been both Civil Aeronautics administrator and chairman of CAB. he knew all the vulnerable targets. He began by calling con- i gressmen, asking them to cp.ll the White House and CAB to find out what went on, SEN. WARREN MAGNUSON (D., Wash.) proposed an investi- gation'of CAB and a new law to take away the President's right to allocate foreign airline routes and territories. Republican CAB Acting Chairman Gurney and Chief Counsel Emory T. Nunneley, Jr., were called to the White House. Present were Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks, former Undersecretary Robert B. Murray, Jr., and Gov. Sherman Adams. The presence of Weeks and Murray was considered significant. CAB is supposed to operate as an independent, quasi-judicial body, free from Commerce Department interference. But oVer the past two years there have been increasing complaints in Congress that Commerce officials were trying to influence CAB influence. In the last Congress, Rep. Carl Hinshaw (R., Calif.), one of the pioneers in civil aviation matters, introduced bills to prevent CAB and CAA domination by the Commerce Department. ANYWAY, CHAIRMAN Gurney was able to present to this White House conference his board's reasons for keeping Northwest in business on the Honolulu route. Much of this data had not been presented to the President before by his staff and advisers. On the basis of this information, President Eisenhower decided to reverse his reversal of the original CAB five-to-nothing recommendation—at least in part. Northwest was put back in the picture, though not on a permanent and exclusive basis, as CAB recommended. Pan Am was kept in, too. CAB lawyers went t' work drafting new orders to carry out the President's changed decision. They were all ready for issuance Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 15. But they were held up till the next noon. Right up to the very last minute, there was heavy pressure applied to get the President to go back to his original reversal of the CAB recommendations. It was reported that at one point Secretary Weeks had threatened to resign if this was not done. This the secretary denies. But the President stuck to his original second reversal. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)—Uncov- ering Hollywood: Another marriage due for Hollywood's hard- luck kid. Call Russell? Maybe. New boy friend, Genn Brewer, a publicist, assured me he and Gall have not set a wedding date but he didn't discount the possibility of a merger, saying: I'll let you know if anything happens between us.", Gail's sister-in-law, Mrs. George Russell, who introduced them after Gail was divorced in Mexico by Guy Madison, was more definite: Right now they have no wedding plans but they might possibly wed within a few months." In case there are any doubting Thomases around, Debbie Reynolds is making out the invitations and the guest list for her June wedding to Eddie Fisher. You can count on this as the fanciest hitching in Hollywood in years. Not in the Script: Gina Lollo- brigida was asked by a British newsman what she had learned after working with Humphrey Bogart, John Huston and Peter Lorre. Lois of bad English words." Busty Gina replied; "especially from Meestaire Bogarl." OVERHEARD: Housewife to another: "Have you seen 'The Long Gray Line'?" 'No, but Mrs. Jones has one in her back yard every Monday morning." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: There's even a pink telephone in Greer Gr.rson's all-pink marble bathroom . . . Swedish beauty Anita Ekberg still hasn't mastered English but she plays a Chinese doll in "Blood Alley." a French cutie in her next, "C'est La Guerre." Dorothy Dandridge commissioned a tunesmith to cook up an original mambo for her opening at the Last Frontier in Vegas. He came up with "The Rubirosa Mambo.' She suggested he send it to Zsa Zsa. • • • Now it's even Jean Peters' agent who is slumped about her whereabouts. She's been on the missing list since she completed "A Man Called Peter." . . . Ann Miller's mother, Clara, is back on the sunny side of the street after a mild heart attack. Medics have stopped worrying. DAVID BRIAN was cited t h e other day by the Texas legislature for his contribution to law enforcement via his Mr. District Attorney TV role. Accepting the award, he told this Texas joke. A Texan and a Bostonlan were br*v- ging about the relative merits of their states. "New England," said the Bo«- tonian, "drips with tradition. W« have famous names like Paul Revere and . . ." "Hold on, laii," interrupted th* Texan, "you mean that coward who ran for help?" Pier Angeli and Vic Damone no longer are dodging the "Are you expecting?" question. I'ier will definitely not face th« cameras until after the blby'l birth. The Oscar Academy Is considering another special award—to the person making the greatest overall contribution to film industry public relations. That gag about an award for the Hollywoodite whd has never won an award may still como true. THE W1TNET: It happened during rehearsal of a love scene be- uvoen a movie doll noted for her low, husky voice and a famous male star. "Honey," he winced, "can't you raise your voice a few octaves? I'M the leading man, you know." Hear It Now: Property settlement talks are underway between legal eagles for Jeff Richards, on his way to MGM stardom, and estranged wife, model Shirley Slbert . . . Broadway's hit, "The Pajama Game," won't reach the screen until 1958. It's a stipulation in Fred Brlsson's sale of the show to Warner Bros. Dorothy McGuire's a new member of the Wrong Guessers' Club. She nixed the mother role In the Broadway hit, "The Bad Seed." Lex Barker's two children, who have been living with Lex ond Lana Turner, returned to the home of the ex-Mrs. Barker. the Doctor Says — Written for NBA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. Among the parasites of animal nature which attack human beings are the tapeworms. There are at least 3 different kinds which may produce, intestinal infection in man hut only six are common. These are the beef tapeworm, dwarf tapeworm, rat tapeworm th heads of these parasites attach to the bowel, walls and grow in segments back of this which may reach in some cases great length. The beef lapeworm. for example, sometimes measures 12 to 15 feet long . Many people have the idea that the common sign of the presence of tapeworms is the consumption of a great deal of food without corresponding gain in weight; the tapeworm takes It all. Aclually. this Is not characteristic. There are ordinarily no symptoms for some time until the tapeworm has attached and grown for as long as three or four months. From this time on Ihe symptoms are variable and include such things as diarrhea alternating with hunger pains, loss of appetite, sleeplessness, and nervousness — or there may be no symptoms at all. The correct procedure if the presence of any kind of tapeworm in the intestinal tract is suspected Is to examine for tapeworm eggs or for shedding of the segments, depending on the type of lape- worm involved. This of course, can be done effectively only by microscopic examination. Once diagnosis has been determined the use of one or more methods, including drugs aimed at expelling the entire worm, are Indicated. The effectiveness of the treatment has to be determined by finding the head, because if this is not expelled the tapeworm will continue to grow. The outlook for complete recovery Is good. One important aspect of the tapeworm problem is prevention, since getting rid of a worm is troublesome at best. The particular tapeworms involved are all killed by thorough cooking of the beef, pork or freshwater fish, respectively, so that more thorough cooking is one worth-while control measure. Careful attention to sanitation and personal hygiene, and constant campaigns against mice and rats are also desirable. In order to keep down danger from household pets, particularly dogs and cats, dewormlng is recommended and particularly the frequent use of suitable flea powder. Fleas serve as what is known as the intermediate host •for some forms of tapeworm and human Infestations have resulted from accidentally swallowing fleas residing on these household pets. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Opening Bid Cause Of Lifted lyebrows By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When South opened the bidding with one no-trump, North could hardly believe his ears. He had a count of 21 points, and his partner announced 16 to 18 points. The combined count was therefore 37 to 39 points of the 40 points In the deck. The opponents couldn't h»ve more than 3 points and might not even have that. After thinking It over, North decided to Jump right to the grand slam. There didn't seem to be much advantage In making exploratory bids »nd h« might confuse his partner Into dropping sorno cue bid. Incidentally, there's much to be said for this sort of reasoning, although a jump from one to seven is high. South won the opening club lead in the dummy with the queen of clubs and counted 12 tricks in top cards. He was sorry that he had the wasted jack of hearts instead of the jack of club.s; or that he didn't have an extra small heart. Since he had to make do with club. West had to discard three times on the spades, and therefore had to part with two diamonds. South still didn't know whether or not anything favorable had happened in diamonds, but he knew that the clubs were still guarded. He therefore laid down the ace and king of diamonds, thus dropping West's unguarded queen. Dummy took the last two tricks with the ace of clubs and the jack of diamonds. Q—The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Club Pass 1 Spade Pass 2 NT. Pass ? You. South, hold: AKQ7543 VJ9 »QJ6 +A 2 What do you do? A—Bid three spades. You expect to bid a slam eventually, hut first you want to see if you can coax North to raise the spades. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: *AKQ1053 »J9 »Q76 i-l 2 What do you do? Answer Monday WEST *7 » 763 Q 1084 4J10984 NORTH 8 * AJ 109 V AQ 1Q » J63 *AKQ . . EAST A85432 V9542 » 952 SOUTH (D) VKJ8 * AK7 46532 North-South vul. South Wat North Eut 1N.T. Pass 7N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — 4 J what he actually held, South decided to play for the queen of diamonds to drop, or for a 3-3 club break, or, for a squeeze. As n preliminary maneuver, declarer the king of clubs. East d Iscarded a small spade, thus manlng It perfectly obvious that the clubs were not going to break 3-3. South now had a count on the clubs, however, and could keep track of that suit. This was going to be Important in the play for a squeeze. Declarer continued by running all the spades and hoarl-s, discarding the low diamond from his hand. West could afford to discard only one club, since one additional club discard would allow declarer to cash the club nee find «et to his hand with a diamond to win t trick with his'last low Animal Acts Tough To Handle on TV By WAYNE OLIVER NEW YORK OH—It's difficult enough to get human performers to finish their acts to meet television's precise time schedule. Now producer Alan Handley has to cop« with lions and tigers, not to mention trained seals and elephants. Handley has the Job of bringing highlights of the famed Rlngllng Brothers circus to NBC television in a special one-hour show Tuesday, March 29. The network telecast, first for The Greatest Show on Earth, wilt come from Madison Square Garden, "where the circus will open its 1955 season the following day. "I'm having a little trouble with the animal trainers," says Handley, who has started shaping up the TV presentation at Rlngllng winter headquarters in Sarasota, Fla. "I'll tell the lion tamer, 'We need three minutes of lions,' and (he'll say, 'My lions are nin 1 minutes,' " Handley explains. "It's the same for the tigers and other animal acts. They're used to a three-hour show and we'll have only 52 to 53 minutes. But once they understand our problems they do all they can to help." Question is: How do you get a lion accustomed to nine minutes in the cage to settle for three? Circuses are no novelty on TV. What will this special telecast have that isn't regularly In Big Top and Suprr Circus? Says Handley: "The scope will be the big difference. We'll have 10 cameras at Madison Square Garden. We will open with the spectacular parade that usually comes just before the intermission. There will be the aerial ballet that is unique. There will be some new acts from Europe never seen in this country. "And the finale of this show has 50 elephants—and no other circus can make that statement." Musician Answer to Previous Puiile ACROSS 1 Musician. E. Biggs 6 He is an ist 11 Speaker 13 Interstke 14 Legislative body 15 West Pointers 16 Small child 17 Manifest 19 Drunkard 20 Advance showing 22 Handle 25 Youth •26 Mine entrance 30 Row 31 Painful 32 Land measure 33 Implement 34 Observed 35 Legal point 38 See eagle 39 Handled 42 Friend (Tr.) 45 Bury 46 Mineral rorrk 49 Vegetable 51 Expunged 53 Characteristics 54 Give 55 Dispatches 56 More uncommon DOWN IMall I Mountain (comb, form) 3 Require 4 Greek letter I Part «( 6 Make a speech 7 Crimson 8 Departs 9 Singing voice 10 Bird's home 12 Carouse 13 Caustic 18 Uncle Tom's friend 20 Mother or father 21 Squandered 22 Indonesians of Mindanao 23 Refined 24 Withered 27 Portal 28 Press 29 Distant 43 Female hors* (Comb, form) 44 Persia 35 Leases 36 Dine 37 Charser 10 Tumults 41 Mistake 42 Deeds 46Eskers 47 Plexus 48 German river 50 Disencumber 52 Collection at sayings I Z riff FF V mib m* m*

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