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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, March 9, 1955
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO H. W HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINIS fdltor. Anuiani publisher PAUL D HUMAN, Adrertliini Manager Sol* Nttlonul AdTerttslng RepresentatiYei: WaUacf Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta. Mem'phl*. Entered u second class matter at th« poat- offlct at Bljtheilllf, Arkansas, under act of Con- fresi, October I. 1117 Member of Tht Associated Prest SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the citj of Bljrtheyllle or anj niburban town where carrier «errlct li maintained, 25c per week Bj mall, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, tt.50 for six months $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile tone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. • Meditations And Jesus cried with a loud voice, and gave the jhose.—Mark 15:37. * • * * Let God do with me what He will, anything He will; and whatever It be. it will be either Itself or some beginning of it.—Mountford. Barbs Stepping out to get money and then stepping out is a poor way to save. * * * A Hotel manager in Texas says guests insist on mailing letters in trash containers. For bills, that wouldn't be bad. * * * A writer says too many people think too much of their bank rolls. What bank rolls? » * * An etiquette book for men warns against hand- a taxi driver a nlckle tip. That's not etiquette- its self-defense. * * * Bnsine** It one of the most Important keys to Six tons of dishes are washed annually by the average housewife, says a home scientist. No wonder there are so many fat people! Coalition Government Some political sages are beginning to suggest that on election day in November, 1956, the American people may do what they have never done before in their history: elect a President of one party and a Congress of another. Several times the voters have picked a Congress of different political stripe than the White House in midterm elections. On a few occasions, they have handed control of one house to one party while giving the other chamber and the White House to the rival party. But at no time have they given both houses to a President's opposition while electing him. Yet that is very much a prospect for 1956. At present the Democrats hold both houses, with a margin of 231 to 203 in the House of Representatives, and, counting their new convert, Senator Morse of Oregon, 49 to 47 in the Senate. By their own admission, Senate Republicans foresee particular 'difficulty in recapturing the upper chamber. They would have to hold all they now have and seize at least one or two seats from the Democrats. But there do not appear to be more than two really vulnur- able spots where they can hope even for such narrow gains. Most Democrats up for re-election next year are in relative Jy safe territory in or near the Solid South. To make matters worse, about 10 Republican senators are running in areas not at all safe for them. Loss of even a third of these seats would more than offset any conceivable inroads they might make against Democrats elsewhere. The Democratic margin in the House —28—looks impressive at first glance, but the record shows that the political winds'tend to be more violent there. Big margins are often easily wiped out. Nevertheless, a good many sober observers believe that in 1956 the Democrats may not only hold but increase their present edge. As it affects the House, their reasoning is clearly in the realm of guesswork. But their Senate appraisals are realistic; GOP opportunities are slim. There isn't much guesswork, either, in their assumptions about the presidency. If Mr. Eisenhower runs again, and the evidence grows that he will, then the general expectation among both the sideline experts and the responsible men in the two major parties is that he will be re-elected. This view holds no matter who his opponent turns out to be. Should 1956 take the shape that these advance soundings indicate it miffht, then we will have been offered mother gjgn that the American people are using the great parties as a check against each other, that they do not trust either one the whole way. They will have shown that they are actualy trying to enforce a kind of coalition government in this age of stress. Big Insurance Policy India's Prime Minister Nehru likes to say that there is too much stress on arms and military pacts in the Western world. This may well be so. But in a world plagued by hostile communism it's hard to see how we can escape this heavy emphasis. If America and Britain and a few others did not bear these burdens, India could not long enjoy the luxury of putting its own stress on the softer approach. It would fall under the Red yoke. It's interesting to note, however, that even India must make some concessions to the common peril. Nehru often talks as if the Communist Chinese, his northern neighbors, were very friendly chaps, quite amenable to reason. But the Indian budget sets aside 40 per cent of Indian expenditures for defense. That's a pretty big insurance policy if the neighbors are really so nice. VIEWS OF OTHERS In Defense of Popping Corn One's Self We note with some alarm that the popping has been taken out of popcorn. It is now possible to purchase a container of popcorn, enclosed and seasoned. This container is placed on the stove and in three minute* the aluminum foil cover is removed and i gallon of hot popcorn is ready for eating. It is a very clever device, entirely in keeping with the trend to take the work out of the kitchen It is a product of the quick-frozen meal age, a development we approve of generally. But popcorn, it seems to us, is a thing apart. Except when it is used for a bowl filler or a center piece at one of those hastily prepared parties, popping corn has a unique virtue. Its entertainment is in the popping, in figuring how much butter vegetable oil to use, in determining how much corn the guests will consume, In tactfully asking guests to be wary lest the corn leave smudges on furniture and rugs, in adjusting the amount of salt to the tastes of a group, in being diplomatic when the corn runs out before you get any. in being casual about winding up with a well-filled container of the second batch sitting conspiciously on your lap, in deciding whether to eat corn at a one-grain-a t-a- tlme clip or by the shovel method. But most of all there Is the great saitsfaction of doing It yourself in a short time. A host or host- tess may disappear from a roomful of guests and return shortly with a brimming container of hot popcorn. There is something about this venture that allows a person to think to himself: "This is my handiwork. A few moments ago this delicacy was inedible kernels. By my effort it has become a food eaten by everyone and only slightly fattening." It is this idea that the new contraption denies. There is little satisfaction in merely turning on a stove, although the results may be the same.— Shelby iN.G.) Daily Star. The Gob's Garb Navy traditionalists can rexal. Navy Secretary Charles Thomas has said the Navy will stick with bell-bottomed uniforms for enlisted men. There has been a post-war campaign in the Navy to change the uniform which many World War II sailors complained about bitterly. Some of these sailors complained that their white uniform made them look like street cleaners, that the blue trousers had too many buttons in the wrong places, and that the middy blouse made them look like campfire Girls. But most of the complaints against the bell- bottomed trousers came from people who never wore them. They were "verboten" but tailors did a good business belling them anyway. Secretary Thomas has said he has not received "a single complaint" about the uniforms in the year he has been in office. £o perhaps our sailors have decided that the traditional uniform has iU advantages too. For one thing, a sailor can sleep In It and no one can tell the difference. It's possible, however, that as a result of the Navy's famous food, the uniform does sometimes bell in the wrong places.—Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY I admit my story mny sound preposterous . . . but it's so preposterous that i louluu'i, nave made It up ... It's an insult to my Intelligence to suggest that I couldn't think of a better story If I'd been trying to cover anything up.—Dr. Samuel H. Sheppard, two months after conviction for wife killing. * * * I think we could polish off Red China . . . In 30 days. House Minority Leader Joieph Martin * * * The Dnltcd States is being watched very closely to see how we deal with people as Individuals, regardless of race, creed or color. — Jackie Robinson, baseball star. * * * Their (children's) basic honesty and straightforwardness impressed me . . , and I felt like 1 was a blnckllstcr . . . that experience woke me up. — Harvey Matusow, on why h« recanted testimony. The Brainwashed IEA Stmce, Inc Peter Cdson's Washington Column- U. t S. Airlines' Rights to Flights To Mexico Causing Some Turmoil WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Intense rivalry of American Air- Lines, Eastern Air Lines and Pan American World Airways for rights to operate nonstop from New York to Mexico City is responsible for much of the political turmoil in the Civil Aeronautics Board. Basic trouble is that the United States and Mexico have no civil aviation agreement. Futile attempts to negotiate such a treaty have been made sporadically since the 1940's. Before passage of the U.S.Civil Aeronautics Act of 1938, Pan-Am made its own deal with the Mexican government for service from Brownsville to Mexiico City. In 1939 Eastern established a connecting service to Brownsville and Houston. When American applied for a certificate to operate Dallas-Fort Worth to Mexico City in 1942, CAB at first turned it down. Anion Carter, a big stockholder in American, urged Texas Congressmen to persuade President Roosevelt to reverse this decision, which he did. Four years later President Truman approved routes to Mexico by Braniff from San Antonio, Western from Los Angeles .and Eastern from New Orleans. Lacking Mexican government approval, these routes never operated. In 1952 President Truman arbitrarily cancelled them. EASTERN CONTENDED THE President had no right to cancel a certification already granted, but CAB refused to rule on it. In the meantime, Mexico had nationalized Its airlines. Pan-Am sold stock to CM A'—Compania Mexicana de Aviacion—but the two lines have a close working agreement. CMA, with CAB approval, began operating Los Angeles—Mexico City on an exclusive basis. Mexico contended that since it did not subsidize its airlines, CMA would have to operate free from American subsidized competition. To complicate matters further, Mexico in 1952 authorized Air France to operate nonstop from New York to Mexico City. This service, operating about a year, gets the traffic cream. American, Eastern and Pan-Am naturally applied for CAB certification to establish a similar service. The record in this case has not been closed, examiner's report has not been made and decision is still a long way off. EASTERN H A S DEMANDED that a number of secret government documents, all CAB members and other government officials be subpoenaed. CAB Examiner \ Edward Stodola has denied this plea. Eastern has appealed this ruling to CAB and there the matter is stalled. Eastern asked for these subpoe- naes after It was revealed that American had tried to shortcut proceedings by a secret hearing in January, 1954. American claimed It had a favored position with the Mexican government. It was operating four routes from Texas cities to Mexico. American therefore asked for special exemption to serve Mexico City nonstop from New York. CAB Chairman Chan Gurncy called the Board into session to consider this matter off the record. J. Paul Barringer, head of State Department's Transportation section, supported American's po- the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Sometimes, as in today's first inquiry. It is easy to tell the writer what can be done to overcome the difficulty but the answer is not likely to be the one the writer wants to hear. Q — My trouble started just two years ago after I had taken a number of bottles of lozenges for laryngitis. Now every fine I take any intoxicating drink I blotch up on the neck, face iinrj forehead. What would you suggest? Mrs. E. M. A — If you get this blotching only after taking alcoholic beverages the obvious and easy answer is to stop taking them. H seems reasonable to belk've that there was something in the lan;o number of lozenges you took which has caused the development of an allergy but why [his should be to alcohol- instead of what was in the lozenges Is hard to say. Many people .seem to get the same reaction from alcoholic beverages without a history such as yours. There is a slight possibility that some alcoholic beverages would not have this effect whereas others did. Q — I am nearly 51 years old and come from German stock on one side o7 my family who were of the short, stocky type. On the other side of the family they can eat anything and not gain an ounce. I weigh 129 pounds and am 5' I" tall but I am much upset about my figure particularly around the waist. M. M. A — It seems unquestionably true that the shape of (he liRuri- Is related to whnt one lias inherited from ancestors. You could not count on Increasing your .stnuiro no mutter what you did but you could almost certainty lose weight by going on a diet calculated ( 0 your need! and sticking with it lor [a reasonable period of time. Because the dietary needs vary from person to person it would be best to have your diet outlined by your physician. Q _ My husband has been ill for, 9 years but the doctor says there is not much that can be done for him. Would you kindly discuss his which is called sclerosis of the brain? He seems to be alert at times and again ho gets into a mood where I cannot even talk to him. Reader. ,-V -_ This is presumably a situation in which there has been considerable hardening of the blood vessels supplying certain parts of the brain.' In the lessening of the blood flow to the brain softening of certain parts of it has occurred. Once the nervous tissue has been affected in this manner it is not possible to revive it as would be the case if there were a cut In the skin. Your doctor . is almost certainly right when he tells you he can do little for your husband. This is a problem for which doctors have no practical answer at present. Q — For a couple of years I was in misery due to cramps in the legs. My father-In-law Imci the same trouble until he ptit &n extra blanket across his legs when retiring. Fortunately, I remembered this and about two years ago tried the same thing and am now rid of the troubles. I am 81 years old rmd thought this might help sbine- one else. A — I appreciate this comment. 1 cannot see that it would cause nny/ine harm to try it and per- hnps some people will get relief in this manner. A MATURE adult Is one who never takes it for granted that a baby can't talk.—EllavHl* lOa.) Sun. sition i n what seemed to be an unusual show of favoritism. Democratic CAB members Josh Lee and Joseph P. Adams refused to take part in any secret proceedings. Republican members Gurney, Osw r ald Ryan and Harmar Denny favored it. IN THE END AN expedited hearing was arranged. American filed its application for a nonstop New York to Mexico City route at 8:52 a.m. The Board met at 9:00. Forty minutes later the Board granted American its request on a 3-2 party-line split. The decision was not sent to the President for approval, as usual. Eastern immediately went to court for an injuncflDn against American, which has never started nonstop service. Senators from the southeastern states served by Eastern visited the White House a few days ago to tell the President they wanted EAL to have the through route over New Orleans. Also present at this, conference was Samuel Waugh, Assistant Secretary of State for Economic Affairs. He assured the Senators that everything would be settled satisfactorily to all in the near future. But ,he gave no clue what U would be—leaving everything still very much up in the air. In the meantime , both CMA and Aerovla Guest—a Mexican private airline backed by Winston Guest and U.S. capital—have expressed interest In reciprocal rights for a nonstop service, Mexico City to New York. Whatever solution is found for this tangled situation, it is fairly obvious that Mexican interests will have to be cut in for a piece of the business. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Breaks Are Needed In Bridge Games Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY Play today's hand at the slight ly ambitious contract of Tour spades. You're bound to lose two aces, so you need quite a few breaks. For example, you have to find the king of spades, the ace of diamonds, and the jack of diamonds all favorably located; NORTH A8542 T964 2 « K652 AK WEST A9G V J 8 » A73 A J 1088 1.1 EAST AK 103 South 1 * 3 f •I* • J98 AAV62 SOUTH (D) A A Q .17 V A K 5 3 « Q104 AQ5 North-South vul. West North Pass 2 A Pass .1A Pass Pass East Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A J and you also need a 3'2 break in hearts. Even though you bank on all breaks, you can't Just claim tlie contract. You must still time the piny correctly. When the hand was Actually played, East took the first trick with the ace of clubs and returned a club. Declarer ruffed the queen of clubs In dummy because he wanted to be In dummy for a trump fincs*e, Tht queen of Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)—Exclu- sivfely Yours: After dreaming for two nights about plans for a $250,000 glamor facelift for Hollywood Boulevard lo make "the physical Hollywood live up to the state-of- mind Hollywood," I'm about to offer my services as an idea man. The possibilities are fascinating, although more than the budgeted $250,000 may be required lo clean up the "schlag shops"that have turned the, world famed "Boulevard of Stars" into "Boulevard of Scars." The announced glamor ideas- planter boxes, 4800 star photos Imbedded in the pavement, street lights with diamond reflector? and star shaped street markers—are rather uninspired. To make the physical Hollywood live up to the state-of-mind Hollywood, "The Johnson Plan" must be adopted. Its highlights: Facades featuring Interesting views of Marilyn Monroe und Jane Russell. Blondes In shorts directing traffic (they can wear evening gowns at night.) Cary Grant and Tony Curtis faeemasks for all newsboys. ROY ROGERS AND his posse chasing the villains around the corner of Hollywood and Vine every morning at 11. Singing waiters in all restaurants and starlets be- spades held, so South led a diamond Lo dummy's king and took another trump finesse. South rejoiced when all seemed to be going well, but he celebrated too soon. He drew one more round -of trumps with the ace, dropping East's king, and, then led out three rounds of hearts. East returned a club, forcing out South's last trump. Now South could enter dummy with a heart to try the diamond finesse, but West saved the ace of diamonds and a good club to defeat the contract. South made his mistake after he successfully finessed the queen of spades. There was no need to lead diamonds at once. The correct play is to lead out three rounds of hearts first. Or South could lead out the three rounds of hearts after taking the second spade finesse. The main point was to leave one trump in dummy when giving up the heart trick. Then dummy could accept the ruff if the enemy returned a club, and South could maintain his own trump length. Follow the play through, and see for yourself. South ruffs the second club in dummy, finesses the queen of spades, and leads out three rounds of hearts. East's best return Is a diamond, and South puts up the ten at once. West can do nothing better than to take the ace of diamonds and return the suit. Now dummy steps up with the king of diamonds and returns another spade. South takes another finesse, and has no further problems. Q—The bidding has been: North Eait South Ww( 1 Club Pass 1 Spade Pass 2 N.T. Pass ? You, South, hold: 4AKQ1053 VJ9 *Q7« +42 What do you do? A—Bid four spades. This Jump Indicates that the spade* are solid but that the first move toward* a slam must come from North. If North has enough E.CCB and hlnys to provide a slam opposite such a hand as this, he will bid arain; otherwise he will pus. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the .same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: AQJ108632 VJ 4Q76 *4 2 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow hind all store counters. A divorce court constantly In session for Zsa Zsa and Ruby. Weight machines that tell you your fortune and Mamie van Doren's telephone number. Strolling violinists. Parking cages for Jaguars. Pens chained to all lampposts for autograph houndt. Free stagecoach rides with Andy Devine at the reins. A specially staged night-club fight, with stunt men, once a week. Free stand-in service at theater box offices. Lobby popcorn in flavors of caviar, goose liver and brandy. A corner reserved for the public so movie stars can stare at them. I'll continue this at a later date. IT'S SOFT LIGHTS and low music in Anne Baxter's sitting room as Jeff Chandler, with a present under his arm, comes to call in a scene for "The Spoilers." The camera picks up Jeff as h» enters the sitting room, follows him to Anne's bedroom door, where he stops, knocks and she says, "I'm decent—come in." Then he opens the door. But Anne, with a late call, hasn't reported for work because it is Jeff's scene until they're both on camera after lunch. Director Jesse Hibbs. one-lime SC football star, reads Anne's offstage line in the first rehearsal. And when Jeff opens the bedroom door he leads the set workers in a roar of laughter. Prop man Bob Laszlo Is sitting on Anne's bed, combing: hl« thinning hair with a come-hither look on his face. Liberace's instructions to fashion expert Sy Devore for his LM Vegas night-club wardrobe: "The clothes must rate a four- page spread In Life Magailn«." Nothing—absolute nothing—ha* been decided between lawyers ot Edmund Purdom and Tita Philipl on a, divorce. Purdom, just finishing his role in "The King's Thief," told me: "I don't know anything. Thort are a lot of personal feelings that have to be resolved before we can proceed. All I know in that I am giving my wife and the children as much money as I possibly can." HOLLYWOOD UNCENSOREDl No wonder Grace Kelly wants to .see the completed script of "Jeremy Rodrock"- before she agreea to co-star with Spencer Tracy in the picture. Screenplay calls for her to play a lass from the scarlet light district who is reformed by Tracy's love. 75 Y»mn Ago In Harvey Morris announced today his candidacy for second term M clerk of Circuit Court. Mrs. George Hamilton had an Easter party yesterday for members of her club and one guest, Mrs. W. S. Johnston. Miss Mary Sue Wright went to Memphis yesterday to be with her sister, Mrs. E. B. Reed of Oficeola, who Is ill there. Mrs. S. P. Lee has gone to Greenwood, Miss., for a visit with her son. S. P. Lee Jr., and family. Harman Taylor has been selected as Scoutmaster of a, new troop sponsored by the Lions Club. He will be assisted by Oscar Bailey and Fanner England. This will give BIythevillo four troops, the largest number of any town in the Eastern Arkansas Council. Mrs. George Hunt .leader of the Lange Girl Scout troop, will be program chairman for the mother- daughter banquet of t.he Girl Scout council to be held Monday night at Presbyterian Church banquet nail. She will bp assisted by Virginia, Williams and Helen Louise Shnver. Junior High School Scouts wifl make the place cards. Crossword Tour Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 1 South American rountry 5 English resort town 9 Anpelcs. 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