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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO H. W HAJNES, PublilhM HARRY A. HAINES. Editor, Aislstanl Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrerllamg Uantfer Bolt N«tion»l Adrertlsing RtpresenUtim: WaUau Witmer Co., N«w York, Chicigo, Detroit, Atlanta, Uemphlt. Entered u second class matter at tbi post- oHlc« at Blythetille, Arkansas, «no>r act ol Conr«M, October ». 1»17. Member of Th« Associited Prut SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheillle ot any suburban town wher« carrier Krrlct k maintained. 25c per week. By mall, within a radius ol 5« miles. 15.00 per year. »2.50 for sii months. 11.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile tone, 115.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.—I Kings 2:9. * * * Judge thy self with a judgement of sincerity, and thou wilt judge others with a judgement ot charity—Mason. Barbs Some people are foolish enough to spend all day getting out of a morning's work. * * * A Massachusetts man threw away half an orange and with it went his lower dental plate. The other half should make good gumming. * # * Be happy and you'll be beautiful, a beauty expert tells women. Its a nice circle—When they're beautiful they'll be happy. * * * This is the good old pancake season when out good turn always deservcm another. * * * Mixing drinks doesn't lead to as much trouble as mixing drunks. Keener Understanding Every now and then somebody turns up with a survey showing how ill-informed American grownups or school students are. Nevertheless, a lot of signs exist that in knowledge and taste people are a good deal better equipped than they used to be. Take music as one example. The time is not too far distant when only a rather select little segment bought classical records. Now the record shops are deluged with customers who never dreamed a decade ago that they'd ever buy the longhair stuff. And many of them know the field well. Look at libraries. Back in 1940 the circulation of library books was 2.95 for every person 10 years and older. Furthermore, nonfiction books, the works that inform, are the chief gainers, while interest in fiction has slacked off. Of course book sales and library withdrawals don't measure the public's grasp of affairs. What counts is what people do with information they acquire. But here too there is encouragement. Our more advanced and original political thinkers believe that Americans actually do have a keener understanding of men and issues. They feel that opinion polls and other checks disclose this improvement in the state of the public mind. And they've been telling the politicians to scrap some of their pet campaign ideas, on the theory that most voters won't fall for the kind of stuff that passed without complaint in the old days. People seem to be especially alert to anything affecting their economic well- being. They won't wait long to lodge protests if matters aren't going well. They have a sharper appreciation of the nature of their problems, and of some of the possible remedies. And they know how to get action. rs'early everyone connected with the movies and the stage recognizes that Americans have sharper tastes and higher standards than ever before. They won't have much truck with poor acting, less still with dramatic ventures that don't measure up either as a realism or/ fantasy. Exceptions come along, but mostly plays and films have to be of higher order today to draw customers. Oddly, the maligned and battered TV set in your house deserves some of the credit for improving tastes\ and broadening interest in information. The chief librarian of a big city said recently TV is now more of an ally than a competitor. People rush to grab books mentioned on TV programs. Discussion* of provocative topics send them scurrying after works that ( will shed more light. Steadily, in many* ways, their curiosity is piqued. TV h«« hardly scratched the surfac* ^ in offering serious music. But even views of youngsters sawing away on the violin on a kids' program are enough to stir other youngsters to try their hand. This is progress. Naturally there's still wide room for improvement. But America's levels of learning and taste would appear to be rising. It's something to bear in mind next time one of those rather distressing surveys pops up. Project From Iowa Memo to the citizens of Iowa: Unless some hitch develops, a delegation of Russians may be coming your way before too long to study how you raise corn and hogs. That was a wise and generous offer you extended. But now there are some preparations you ought to make. First, dust off your strongboxes and fish out the ownership certificates for your tractors, combines, milking machinery and whatnot. In the Soviet Union the government owns all this, and you're going to have a hard time convincing the visitors it's really yours. While you're at it, dig out the deeds to your land. For years the Kremlin has been telling the Russians that American farmers live in miserable huts. They're not going to believe easily that the sturdy farmhouses you live in belong to you. They'll probably suspect they are country villas owned by government bureaucrats, who are letting you encamp there briefly to deceive them. As your visitors wander over the steppes of Iowa, they'll naturally be staggered by the lush look of the cornfields. Their eyes will pop, too, when they see barnyards graced by Detroit's gaudiest automotive products, and towns jammed with prosperous shoppers pouring in from all around. In these bright, bustling town squares, again and again they'll spy the names Woolworth and Kresge. You'll have to explain as best you can that these chaps are not our state ministers of internal trade, but a couple of enterprising fellows who made it on their own. If the Russians should happen to catch a game of futbolski at Iowa City, don't let them go away with the idea that your rugged young blockers and straight-armers are training for a career of bashing peasants' heads—in the manner of the Soviet secret police. Should you have to do it, trot out a couple of dozen ex-footballers to show that they have since forsaken the path of violence. Try ti avoid talk of pheasant hunting. Sometimes things get lost in translation. We wouldn't want them to think you meant "peasant hunting," from time to time a rather popular sport in Russian Community history. If you handle all these touchy spots discreetly, you should score a major propaganda victory for Iowa and the United States, and build some genuine good will among the Russian people. In fact, if you press your luck a bit you might even send some of the visitors home singing: "We're from loway . . . lowaj- . . . "That's where the tall corn grows." VIEWS OF OTHERS Dirty Work at the Crossroads Peter Edson's Washington Column — Burdick Throws Congressional Courtesy to Wind and Criticizes WASHINGTON — iNEA)— Congressional courtesy requires that members of one house never criticize the members of the other. In particular, representatives should never, oh never, criticize a senator. But Rep. Usher L. Burdick (R., N.D.) busted this rule wide open the other day in a speech. He didn't deliver this speech on the floor of the House. He just had it inserted in the Congressional Record under "leave to extend his remarks," which will fool his constituents into believing he did say it. The burden of Burdick's complaint is that senators talk, too much. 'You never can (ell what .the subject is," Representative Burdick said (wrote). They go into minute details from building a mousetrap to building an atomic bomb, and they are,of course, experts at . neither. "The worst part of the whole procedure is that if a member thinks he has just a mere chance of setting the floor, he has to stay in the chamber and hear all those .speeches and grin- and bear it. Some do not even grin." On the other hand, Burdick pointed out it was difficult to make a speech in the lower house. Too many members and not enough bell as comptroller general because of his former association with the Dixon-Yates power contract when he was a member of the Atomic Energy Commission. In spite of this, Mr. Campbell is carrying on his new job as head of the government's Dig General Accounting Office just as though he was assured of confirmation. Mr. Campbell has been investing a considerable amount of his own money in a series of business lunches for GAO department heads, to get acquainted and find out what they do. These sessions are being held" in the fancy private dining room provided for the comptroller genera] in the new GAO building. It's the first time this dining room has ever been used. The former comptroller general, Ex- Congressman Lindsay Warren of North Carolina, would never have anything to do with it. V, S. conference of Mayors' "Municipal News" says that if American motorists think radar speed traps and the "point system" for cancelling drivers' licenses are tough, they should E^O to Saudi Arabia..A new law just passetl there provides that: "If an accident occurs as a result of speed and negligence and does not result in death, the offender will be imprisoned for one year and his driving license will be with That Explains It time to go round. He found one consolation in that. • , - ~ "If you never say anytime you ! drawn. If an accident results in cannot be quoted in the next cam-! death of any passengers, and the paign by .some devilish upstart that! driver has been tne cause - he be executed be. whoever he might ;oes running for your seat in Congress. Silence, ha.5 brought me. through a winner in many cam-1 Newspapermen in Warsaw, Po- paigns." j land., are chuckling over an in- There is some doubt about Sen-! vitation to an exhibition of Ukran- ate confirmation or Joseph Camp-1 Ian plastic .art. according to a U. S. Information Agency report. The Polish Ministry of Culture and Art sent out richly engraved and embossed invitations. They bore the Communist ministry's seal, and its full title in capital letters. The big laugh came in the last word of this title, where the Polish word "Ztuki," meaning "Art," appeared as "Szutki," meaning "foolishness." Rep. Sidney R. Yates (D., 111.) thinks that western people don't have, a proper appreciation of the Asians. He tells of a recent conversation between an English diplomat and an Asiatic diplomat, in the Par East. When the Asian remarked that he was going to attend the funeral of a friend, the Englishman asked, "Will there be food placed at the grave, as is customary in funerals of your country?" The Asian replied that he supposed there would be. "Tell me." asked the Englishman, "when will your friend eat that food?" "I would say, sir," said the Asian after a pause, "that he will eat it a.s soon a.s the friend you buried last week will smell the flowers put on his grave." U. S. Navy league has determined that for the first time since World War II, this country will have the second laigest navy in the world, if proposed 1956 defense budget cu'.s nre carried out, This budget calls for cutting U. S. Navy from 692,000 men to 657,000 men. The Russian Navy is bigger than that, though Navy League does not specify how much bigger; Russian construction of new cruisers, subs and destroyers is said to be greater than U, S. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. British newspapers have confessed that they don't understand Americans. They had expected the critical development over Formosa to give the United States a case of war jitters. But a British correspondent sent this dispatch to the London Daily Express: "No doubt Mr. Chou En-lai, premier of Communist China, will be annoyed if he ever sees American evening newspapers. His threats against the United States are rated no more important than the fact that Marilyn Monroe has been having dinner with ex-husband Joe DiMag- glo, the baseball star." 'That explains a lot of things. All this build up of Miss Monroe has just been a secret American plot to annoy the sensitive Mr. Chou En-lal. — Florida Times-Union. Tea And Coffee The skyrocket prices of coffee of the lust year which happily are beginning to return to normal, have had a comparable upward swing in tea In Britain. It is interesting to note the reaction to both these necessities in the two countries. Here, congressmen denounced, women's club representatives flew to Bra7.ll to inspect prices at the source, and something happened as a result of the outcry that broke the price. In Britain, de- mind* were made that rationing be restored, tiiat a subsidy be paid ,nnd that (he Government re- lume bulk purchases to keep prices down. Our British cousins have had a taste of socialism, would lean on their Government for their t«. We like our coffee pure and unadulterated with paternalism.—Tallahassee (Flu.) Democrat. "All my life I have suffered from kidney stones" writes Mr. K. "and have had three operations m addition to years of treatment. Still I grow the stones." The fact that the chemical com- j position of the last stone was an- I alyzed il do not understand why i this wa.s not done before) and that ! it was found to be an oxalate |increases the chances that further j stones can be prevented. The roa- ] son this is so is that kidney stone.s may be made up of several kinds of chemical substances. The stone removed is an oxalate. Is there a diet that I can use now to help prevent the formation of more stones?" In the presence of oxalate stones, therefore, one would normally cut down or eliminate those foods which contain a lot of oxalic acid such as rhubarb and eggplant * a full list should be obtained from your doctor). Also nn increase in the amount of fluid taken in each day providing the kidneys are in good enough shape lo handle it — means a greater dilution of oxalates so that they are less likely to be deposited and gradually grow to full - sized stones. There nre some other kinds of themselves to attempted preventive measures by diet or by medication, although once formed feu-, if aiiy, can be redesolved while lying in the kidney or urinary pas. sftpeways. Kidney stones, of course, are not rrally ".stones" at a]). They are chemical compounds which have crystallized out of the urine because' the latter no longer carries them in .solution. They form in some part of the kidney, u.sn- ally a sort of open space known as the pelvis. Also Ihc-y grow llltlr by lltlle and do not appear sud- denly as fully formed masses. This slow growth generally means that .symptoms are not produced : for years, and indeed it is not ; unusual to find them unexpectedly in an X-ray film taken for some entirely different reason. • Real trouble usually starts when the stone starts to move. Most of them have sharp, ragged ' edges, and as they begin to move ' down the urinary passageways • they cut into the delicate tissues producing bleeding and pain that is likely to be terrific. In fact i this pain is often really unbearable and may take several injections of morphine or similar ! drugs before the victim can do j anything but twist and turn in !agony. i An attack of pain or colic re- Squires two stages of treatment. : The first is that of the particular ! stone which is .passing. Often this is eliminated by itself but some- 1 times its passage has to be aided I by one or more of the methods I which are now available to speed the process. Next step is to find out if there are any more stones still in the kidneys, to analyze chemically the one passed, and to advise the patient with regard to of new THE TERM "corned" beef is reported derived from the grain-size salt pellets with which It was originally cured. This helps explain a common term label for some of TV's salty humor. — St. Louis (Globe-Democrat. THE LOWEST marriage rate In 20 years is reflected In a life in- 1 Mtrancc company's statistics, as I well as In reduced sales of ash trnvs. pickle 'forks and bon-bon 'dishes. — Florida Times-Union. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Study This Hand — Reap Dividends Written for XEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY The point of today's hand will repay careful study. This situation often occurs in the course of play, and it may well make the difference between a game and NORTH 1» 4 AKJ5 VQ87 » A65 4 J 106 WEST EAST 4972 4Q108-J ?53 V 3 1086 «K10732 » Q» 4KS4 .4732 SOUTH (D) 463 1N.T. Pass • J84 4AQ98 North-South vul. Weal North EMt Pass 1 * Pass Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—4 a penalty the very next time you play. West opened the three of diamonds, when the hand was actually played, and South made the mistake of playing low from the dummy. East won with the queen of diamonds and returned the suit, forcing out dummy's ace. South had to try the club finesse In Ihe attempt to make his contract. The finesse lost, of course, and West defeated the contract with the rest of his established diamonds.' South didn't wnllze that he had Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Buddy Cole, pianist for Bing Crosby, Rosemary Clooney and Gene Autry on CBS radio, found an answer to the "Won't you play for us?" question at parties. Now he relaxes and has fun, too, He makes his entrance wearing a pair of tailor-made finger bandages which he slips on before ringing the host's doorbell, MIRIAM HOPKINS will be another glamor grandma in April. . . .Now it can be told — Alan Ladd's middle name. It's Wai- bridge. The reason he's kept it a secret. During a showing of "20,000 Leagues Uncfer the Sea," at a Los Angeles theatre Jesse Rand shouted: . "Run for your lives, there's leak In the screen." A- movie star was asked to appear on the TV show, "Where Were You?" to recall events of 1937. "Look," growled the actor, "I don't even remember where I was last night!" It looks like the first hour-long made a mistake; he thought he had been unlucky. Let's consider the diamond situation and see why he was wrong. Notice for future guidance that you have A-x-x in the dummy opposite J-x-x in your hand. There is no problem if the diamonds split 4-3. You can afford to let the opponents take three diamond tricks and the king of clubs. You are likewise unworried if the club finesse Is going to be successful; you will run at least 10 tricks in a, hurry. Your only fear is that West has the king of clubs and has led from a five - card diamond suit. If West has five diamonds, East can have only two. The odds are very good Uiat East has the king or the queen of diamonds. If you go up with the ace of diamonds at the first trick. East cannot afford to drop his high diamond since then your jack will become a second stopper. If East saves his high diamond, the suit will block. When West wins with the king of clubs, he cannot run the diamond suit. How do you know that East very probably has the king or queen of diamonds? If West had five diamonds headed by K-Q-10 or even by K*Q-9, he would lead the king. He would lead, the low diamond to begin with only if he had K-Q-7-3 or if he were missing one of the picture cards. Count up the combinations. Since it's easier to count East's possible doubletpns, let's consider them. East may have K-10, K-9, 1-10, or Q-9; and in these four cases it will be wise to go up with the ace of diamonds at the first trick. Only if East has 10-9 does it pay to duck from the dummy at the first trick. It pays to go along with the odds. filmed features for TV will be made by Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy under the production banner of Hal Roach, Jr. As tipped here, talks have been going on between Roach and the comedians for weeks. The blueprint calls for six features to b* made over a one-year period. Then the footage will be re-edited into two feature-length pictures for European theater showings. THERE'S A now-it-can-be-told backstage story about "On the Waterfront," which should win the Oscar as the year's best motion picture. The film cost only $820,000 to produce and was twice turned down—by Pox and United Artists. Prank Sinatra was originally set to play the Marlon Brando role and he's now suing for an accounting of profits, expected to exceed $6,000,000. At the wedding of Liberace's sister. Ann, to Tom Parrel^, Sonja Henie contributed the centerpiece —a piano carved in ice. Some Hollywood weddings just feature icy hearts. A Holly woodsman tried to slip S20 to the mnitrcd' to get a table in a plush Las Vegas hotel supper club. "Keep It, sir." the dignified gent is said to have replied. "All it would do is complicate my In- coine-ta.v situation," STEVE CRAXK, ex of Lana Turner and Marline Carol, is fuming over the printed report that he's secretly wed to a Florida beauty. Says Steve: "I'm not, married and I don't plan to be." Alexis Smith is joining the night club act set in the spring. Dan Dailey is plotting her dance routines. Short Takes: It's 16 years as a baton-.swinger for Harry James. . . . Madeleine Carroll's ex-hubby, French film producer Henri Lavorel, was killed in an auto accident near Paris. . . . One-time See HOLLYWOOD on Page 10 75 Vt«rs Ago In Blyth* v///e Q-—The bidding has been: N'orth East South West ICIub Pass 1 Spade Pass 2 N.T. Pass ? You, South, hold: *QJJ08S32 VJ 4Q76 *12 What do you do'.' A—Bid three spades. If North goes to three no-trump, you will bid fuur spades. You intend to finish at four spades, but you avoid a jump bid at any time because you cannot encourage any slam ambitions. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You Smith, hold: 4KJ752 VJ9 476 *K 642 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow "Old Times" in Osceola were brought to light last night when Abner Driver entertained with a stag party tor 60 friends who have long lived in the city. Vance Cartwright started the "yarns" in an informal manner r.nd soon interesting stories of bygone d'lys were be inn recalled by a number of old timers. The host was toastmaster of the affair which was held at Cramer's Cai'e. Reti radiance roses and fern decorated the table for the fried chicken dinner. There \vcre nine girls and no boys I born at the Walls Hospital in the past two weeks. Mrs. Dixie Crawford and Mrs. Eddie Recent: Id were gui'sts of Sirs. J. W. Adams yesterday when she entertained the Fndav Bridge Club. A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hubert St.-ymore March 8 at Walls Hospital. The baby has been named Mary June. Mrs. M. G. Goodwin and Mrs W. P. Breu-pr will head a cmnmittoe 10 do spring work at- Elm wood Cemetery, it was decided yesterday u hen the Rroup met at the home of Mrs. Muiue AUfn. Mrs. Theodore Logan and Mrs. H. E. BarneUe entertained members of the Dorcas Sunday School Class last night at the Logan home. Mrs. W. W. Watson gave the devo- Emna) after \vhich Mis.s Cordelia Wilhite conducted the business session. Mrs. Arthur Rushing gave a history of the' organization and Mrs. Harry Primus sang a solo. Wearing Apparel Answer to Previous Puzzle 60 Soothsayers 61 Diminutive of ACROSS 1 Head covering 4 Outer garment ut % ar 9 Feminine DOWN undergarment I Egret 12 Age 13 Eagle's nest 14 Assist 15 Edge 16 Insignificant 17 Feminine appellation 2 Gets up 3 Mexican dish 4 Promontory 5 Southern genera! , 6 Table morsel 7 River islet 23 Bird dog 42 Nautical term 24 Pronoun 43 Fire residue ;—• --« : -. ........ 25 Cuddle 4fi Made mistake! 18 Siouan Indian 8 Lock openers 31 Negative reply 48 Units of 20 Demulcent 9 Recipient of 22 Diminutive of goods Eleanor 23 Source of power 26 Saucy 27 Observe 28 Compass point 29Footlike part 30 Social insect 32 Pronoun 34 Witticism 35 Beverage 36 Fourth Arabian caliph 38 Measure of cloth 40 Short-napped fabric 43 Solar disk 44 Fish eggs 45 Grafted (her) 47 Degree of progression 49 Rarer 50 Concealed 51 Loose outer garments .15 Ever (poet.) 5G Reforc 57 Mlfihly 58 f In ill 59 Indian weight 10 Horsemen 11 Adjust 19 Flashing 21 Seemed 33 Him 36 Dress 37 Conductor 39 Rehold! 41 Pertaining to the Andes energy 49 Hops' kilns 52 Native metnl 53 Money maker 54 Organ of. hearing >0 15

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