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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NBWJ FRIDAY, MARCH 11, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURUtR NZWft CO. H. W HAINIS, Publlshtr BARRY A. BAINEfi, Editor, Auhtuit Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Adr«rtleini Bolt National Adwtielnj Representative: W*U*c* Winner Co., Ntw York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphli. Entered u second cl»ss matter at the post- olflct at Blytherille, Arkaniu, under act of Con- (resi, October I, 1917. Member ol Tlu Associated Prex SUBSCRIPTION RATES: , By carrier In the cltj of BlytheriHe or any suburban town when carrier serYic* U maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 58 miles, $5.00 per year, J2.50 for six months, J1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile 1'one. 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations He hath led me, and brought me unto darkness, but not Into light.— Lamentations 3:2. We cannot conquer fate and necessity, yet we we can yield to them in such a manner as to be greater than if we could. — Landor. Barbs Two weeks on the sands in Florida will send some folks back north to 50 weeks on the rocks. # # * It's In the home, sweet home that hubby helps with the dishes with a hum sweet hum. * # # Lots of seeds folks will be reading about shortly will come up next spring but not to expectatoins. * # *> Sympathy is mighty fine until you have it only for yourself. * # * Dancing lessons are given to inmates of a Michigan prison. Watch out for a coming-out party, warden 1 Today And Yesterday One day a man puts up a new kind of lighted sign over his store. In a few years the p!ace is alive with signs like that, and the old look is gone. Automobiles grow wider'until the streets they travel seem suddenly too small. Houses age, grow soiled and a bit shabby. Trees lift themselves higher and spread their branches farther, until the moment comes when y6u realize you no longer live on a sunny street. More people than you used to notice crowd onto the bus or streetcar or get out on the highway in their cars. The sense of spaciousness you once felt has vanished. Names of public figures that you recall as household words are heard no more. There are new names now. Do you know them? In your family, someone gets married or goes off to school or to the Army. Patterns are broken, never to be restored, in exactly the same way. All these marks, like the gouges made in rock by a great, slow-moving 'glacier, are the work of passing time. We cannot block these changes, any more than We could halt a glacier in its massive course. Change is the current in the stream of passing days. Anytime we pause to look about we surely will find much that is desirable in the new things we see. But some will not be. And we will realize, too, that good things are gone—never to return. We should not dwell gloomily or morbidly on what is past and cannot be regained. We have to live for today and tomorrow. Yet it is natural and it is rewarding to glance backward at the life we knew yesterday. You can get a solid, reassuring feeling from putting yourself in the stream of your own history, and into the broader course of time. Wisdom and stable living come from understanding the endless changes in the life about you. But, there is no denying it, an almost inexpressible saddness can be bound up with the movement of time. A favorite tree, a familiar rooftop, a well-used chair, a thousand sights and sounds can evoke poignant memories of life richly lived yet past recapture. Time is really miles and miles of space. Streets and buildings and natural settings may or may not change notably. But the people who flow through them surely differ from those who once moved there, and the life they represent is new in many ways. The breathing substance of most'of the places we knew two decades ago has been lifted to some dim continent of the past. But we can well strive to keep strong our ties with those now remote places. For in th« continuity thus gained lies the kind of strength and calmness we need to meet and cope with thg rushing tid«i ot oiuuig* in lj&6. Welcoming Party • This Indochina must really be a fantastic country. The other day a plane bearing Secretary of State Dulles was coming down for a landing at an airfield in Laos.'' Suddenly someone on the ground Waved the pilot off, and he circled once or twice before coming in again to hit the . dusty airstrip. What had happened was that the Laonites weren't expecting Dulles until the following day, and there wasn't even a PFC around to greet him. So they waved his plane away while they mustered a welcoming party. But inside the plane no one guessed this. They had a different explanation. Dulles even cracked that maybe the plane needed a cowcatcher. Possibly the rumpr had little substance. Somebody might have seen one of the creatures munching a little airport grass. But where else in the world would men be so ready to believe that a poor water buffalo could stick his snout into important affairs of state? VIEWS OF OTHERS Farming, Fishing And Politics When Charles B. shuman, president of the American Farm Bureau Federation visited Raleigh recently, Governor Hodges admitted right off the bat that he knew "nothing about farming." What rare and refreshing honesty! What disarming frankness in a political leader! One of the silliest traditions of Ameircan politics is that political candidates and political leaders are somehow supposed to be farmers and or fishermen. Of course, there's nothing wrong with belonging to either of these great and honored groups. But, we think both the farmers and fishermen will agree that there's no particular reason' why politicians must come from their groups exclusively. We remember pictures of Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover trying so hard to be fishermen. we recall one picture of "Silent Oal" standing in some half-frozen New England stream, looking thoroughly miserable, holding a trout (which we understand he didn't even catch) as though It were a rattlesnake. And, try as he might, Herbert Hoover never presented a convincing picture of the great fisherman. Even the urbane, aristocratic Franklin D. Roosevelt, greatest politician of them all, some how managed to associate himself with farming and fishing. He was, it is true, more of a fisherman than most Presidents, but his farming was about on the same par with most politicians—consisting of the cultivation of Christmas trees. We don't know yet about Qov. Hodges' fishing proclivities and it frankly doesn't make any more difference to us than the fact that he "knows nothing of farming." We'd much rather have a businessman who is honest enough to admit he doesn't know anything about farming than a farmer who tries to bluff everyone into thinking he's a'businessman.— Rocky Mount. (N.C.) Telegram. Sign Of The Dove Ornithologists discovered long ago that little birds In their nests do not agree and that birds In general are quite quarrelsome creatures. Even the orioles' lilt and the wren's trill are merely formal announcements of the borders of one bird family's eating areas. But Dillion Ripley II, assistant professor of zoology at Yale, has found a happy example of peaceful co-existence out in the East Indies. Mr. Ripley spent about five months on the Isle of Halamahera where he expected a battle to the death between two varieties of birds, the Asian and the Australian. Instead he found paradise with various species living side by side, eating from the same berry bush and singing all day long. Mr. Ripley said with a scientist's caution, "apparently there is enough food for all types so that the two fauna don't have to compete for it." Before we draw any parallels, let us remember that things aren't so simple in the human kingdom. The de.sires of mankind go further afield than the morning corn flakes or the machinations of Freud. Even the starlings show no real ambition to rule the world. The trouble with homo sapiens is that, even with plenty of food, automobiles and dishwashers to go around, somebody with a big idea and a small mind would come around and prove that we were starving.—Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette. SO THEY SAY Whenever the Communists nre confronted by strength, resolve and courage they halt. — Navy Secretary Charles Thomas. * * * I have always regarded myself as a friend of the working people, but ever since I voted for the Taft-Hartley Act my labor friends have been afraid to be seen In public with me. — Sen. George Bender (R., 0.). # * # There Is no question that during the last eight years I have tried to liberalize the Republican Party, but the task was hopeless. — Sen. Wayne Morse (D., Ore.). * * * For »1000 you could build yourself a shelter that would give you the best possible protection In this atomic age.—Civil Defense Director Vnl "What's Cookin?' 3 eter Edson's Washington Column — Political Dissension within CAA Board Is Reported Increasing WASHINGTON— (NBA) —Be)orts of increasing, straight party ne political dissension- within the ivil Aeronautics Board have been increasing steadily the last two years. In the past, under the chairmanship of men like Republican Dr. Edward Warner and Democrats James B. Landis, Welch Pogue, and James J. O'Cormell, Jr., CAB leaned over backwards to avoid political decisions. In November, 1952, President Truman named Oswald Ryan—Indiana Republican and CAB member since its founding in 1938—as chairman. President Eisenhower continued Ryan in the chairmanship during 1953. Holdover members of the Board in Eisenhower's first, year were, besides Ryan: Republican lame- duck Sen. Chan Gurney of South Dakota, Democrat lame-duck Sen. Josh Lee of Oklahoma nnd Democrat Joseph P. Adams, former Washington state civil aeronautics administrator. To complete the Board. President Eisenhower named Harmar W. Denny, lame-duck Republican congressman from Pennsylvania. This gave CAB n GOP majority, for the first time. Almost immediately. CAB began to take on a more political aspect. There was direct intercession in CAB affairs by Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks through his • undersecretary for transportation,' Robert W. Murray, Jr., now' resigned. In the past two years, out of 40 major decisions handed down by CAB. there have been 10 three-to- two votes—five of them on straight Democratic - Republican lines.! They were: ' Continental-Pioneer acquisition case, American Airlines Mexican nonstop, southern service to the west, the general passenger fare case and certain aspects of the transpacific case decision handed down recently after a grand. White House row. At the end of 1954 . Chairman Ryan was eased out of the board without even a "Dear Oswald" letter from the President thanking him for his years of government service. Mr, Ryan had first been appointed counsel of Federal Power Commission by President Hoover, bacfc in the 1930's. He had wanted a federal judgeship after that, but none was vacant. He was persuaded to take the CAB job temporarily. He stuck to it for 17 years. There had been rumors without charges that Mr. Ryan had favored certain airlines. He was generally credited with having put over the last-minute switch by which President Truman reversed the Board and allowed Pan American to buy American Airlines overseas routes for around $38 million. Actually, President Truman was persuaded to approve this deal by aressure from Texas Democrats. Ryan's role is that he was called to the White House to write the orders—which he favored—to put it Into effeqt. An FBI checkup is supposed to have cleared him of any irregularities on CAB. What got him in the end, apparently, was his refusal to fire civil service technicians and CAB department heads so that they could be replaced by deserving Republicans. To date, the GOP has landed only one patronage job on CAB, outside the Board itself. There was a,great political mix- up over who would succeed Ryan on the Board. At least four Republicans appeared in Washington saying they had been tapped, bul none got it. It went instead to Ross W. Rizley, lame-duck Republican congressman from Oklahoma. Like Ryan, he had wanted a federal judgeship, but there was none vacant. Rizley has served the administration previously as Post Office solicitor and assistant secretary of agriculture. In the latter job, he was-supposed to handle GOP patronage, but he felt frustrated because there was so little to dispense. Since Board Member Josh Lee also comes from Oklahoma and it is not considered good form to have two members from the same state, there has been speculation that Lee will be eased out at the end of his term, Dec. 31, 195. Chan Gurney was named CAB chairman for 1954 and it was announced that the chairmanship would be rotated annually. It had been assumed that under the chairmanship rotation plan, Harmer Denny would be named to head CAB for 1955. But Chan Gurney served as acting chairman until March 1, when President Eisenhower designated Representative Rizley as chairman of the CAB for a term ending Dec. 31, 1955. Rizley was sworn in as a CAB member the same day he was designated chairman. Gurney continues as a Board member. Thus has deterioration set in on the once independent CAB, by kicking it around as a political football. Sunday School Lesson— Written fox H«A ftftrvic* By WILLIAM E. GILROY. IX D. For many years in many Sunday schools, provision has been made lor a "temperance lesson" a feu- times a year. The tendency at one time was for that lesson to stress total abstinence from intoxicating liquors. But, of late years, there has been considerable concession to the prevalent Inxiiy in this regard. The stress has been on moderation or self-control if any reference to intoxicants is made or implied, and temperance is dealt with in its wider "and more genera! aspect as disciplined Living—moderation in all tilings. There is much in this to much thought and questioning. On my own part, I am old-fashioned enough,to advocate and encourage total abstinence from alcoholic liquors. It has been my own life-long practice, and, as I have observed it in the experience of others, so far as I can observe nobody has ever Lacked, or suffered, from the practice. I am well aware that many good people of a different but moderate habit might say to use abstinents, "You don't know what you missed." Possibly, but let it go at that. So /,ar as my own abstinence goes I lave never been either Pharisaic or apologetic about it. A prominent newspaper once referred to me during prohibition days as a "dry", but not a "fanatical dry." I took it as a compliment. There has been plenty of fanaticism both on the "dry" and "wet" sides of the liquor quw;iion: it has )oen responsible mainly for the cx- ,rcmc find unwholesome reactions, both during prohibition and since •epcal. Today, we see drinking places nlong the nation's highways, on which skilled or unskilled persons opera te high -powewJ motor w;- biclw with almost incalculable, power of destruction to life and 1 property. ; What a contrast to the days when s we would not have allowed a skilled I engineer to enter his engine cab, if 'he had been drinking J : As a nation we have become cal- i lous to liquor. Virtually nothing is • clone . about this, . the destruction and killing, though well-informed , authorities with no "dry" bias assert that In the great proportion of automobile accidents liquor is a direct or incidental cause. | Perhaps some . day we shall I awaken to the fact that even to i t a I- abstinence fanaticism would be j better than this, though prohlbl- i tlon proved that you can't keep i some men from drinking. What we i could do is to establish greater re- i straints as. protection for those who I don't drink. Predictions are precarious, but i past experiences often suggest future happenings. The prohibition movement, in spite of the fact that it became overencrusted with spurious professionals and selfseekers, had a background of intense moral earnestness and social convictions. We have be«n in years of Intense reaction since repeal, and I do not anticipate any effective revival of prohibition, But I do think that much of the onetime effectiveness of the temperance movement will be revived. Meanwhile personal practice and example may have much effect, If there were not so much demand for alcoholic liquors, the supply and the traffic would not constitute so much of a problem. SOCIAL REFORMER (to reprobate: "The last time I met you you mado me happy became you were sober Today I'm unhappy because you're drunk. REPROBATE: "Yet today Ush my turn to be happy."—L*m»r <Mo.) Democrat. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Loss in This Hand Is Hard to Avoid Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY South's problem in today's hand was to avoid the loss of a heart trick. He had to lose a diamond and a club, and there wasn't much he could do (o prevent the loss of NORTH V AQ52 « 854 *83 WEST EAST * Q 10 3 45 * K 6 4 » 10 9 8 »Q,I103 4K962 41064 * AST 52 SOUTH (D) 4k AK982 VJ73 • A7 + KQJ North-South vul. South West North Eut 1A Pass 2 A Pass 4 A, Pass Pasi, Pass OpenJnc lead—». Q a trump trick. But there were things he could do to prevent the loss of a heart. In this position, declarer has two chances. One is that West holds the slngelton or .doubleton king of hearts. The other Is that West can be forced to lend hearts. The best plan is to play for both possibilities at once. When the hnnd wns played, South refused the first trick allowing West to win with tho queen of diamonds. South knew thnt he would lose a diamond trick soon- T or Inter, and he preferred to lose U to West, It South had taken the first trick with the ace of Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Ex-Ulri cluslvely Yours: Paillette Ooddard *ere turning down MONEY fs one of those hold-the-presses. phone-the- governor. strllce-up-the-band, ring- the-f ire-alarm, champagne everybody things. But the lady did—$75,000 In cash for a three week stand at one of the Las Vegas dice palaces. "Everybody says I'm mercenary and this will prove I'm not," she told her agent, Bob Schwartz, when the offer was made. And she even added; "I can't sing or dance, I won't take money for talent 1 don't possess." Jeeves, the smelling salts, Quick! Kay Kendall, the beauty who gave zip to "Genevieve," was tested by MGM to sub for Grace Kelly as Bob Taylor's costar in "Quentin Durward." Hollywood could use this shapely dish. . Isn't Marilyn Monroe wearing a black wig on "private" excursions around New York? THIS IS HOLLYWOOD, Mrs. Jones: Edward Ashley says he was at a movietown party where a film queen announced with great dignity: "I know you drink I'm thunk, nut I'm bol. It's thust Jat all the diamonds, East would have been able to gain the lead with the king of diamonds later on. At any rate, West won the first trick and continued with another diamond. South took the ace of diamonds, laid down the ace of spades, and then led the king of clubs to force out the ace. East promptly returned the ten of hearts. South and West played low, and dummy won with the queen. Declarer ruffed a diamond in lis hand and hopefully laid down the king of spades. The queen failed to drop, of course, but South was in position to try for the end - play. He cashed the queen and jack of clubs and then led a low spade, allowing West 3 win with his queen. There was now nothing that West could do to defeat the contract. If he led a heart, South would let it ride to the jack; and f West led anything else, dummy could ruff while South discarded a heart. It didn't matter vhether West had the blank king of hearts or many hearts, he was caught in the end-play. Incidentally, the defense showed clearly why South had to •efuse the first trick. East led the ,en of hearts as soon as he got he chance to do so. If he had 3een given two chances to lead learts, he would have established his partner's king of hearts and would have thus rescued him from he end-play. East might have obtained his wo chances if he hod put up the [ing of diamonds at the very first rick, but he didn't think of this and ohablec mlgyle. Th» I want another fold sishloned." Rock Hudson and Jane Wyman have been dating quietly after their love scenes in "All That Heaven Allows.".. .Nora Hayrnes' pals insist she will call off all legal action against Dick Haymes because of plans to rewed very soon. . . . Laurence ("Romeo and Juliet") Harvey and Margaret Leighton, plan to wed in London before he arrives back in town for his MGM chores. Margaret Just divorced publisher Max Reinhardt. producer Kermit Scha/er about the temperamental TV tells rnovie queen who has the courage of her ONNIPTIONS. Switch: The Crew-Cuts were choir boys before they turned pop- singers. John Kerr, rated a new star at MGM—you'll see him in "The Cobweb"—goes into the army this summer for the required hitch. ... The new Joan Shawlee, Maxie Rosenblpom, Joe Friso NBC TV panel show will claim to be "the onl# panel show on TV that admits rehearsing It* ad libs,." NOT IN THE SCRIPT? Shelley Winters during filming of "Night of the Hunter:" "Marilyn Monroe and I hav« two things iii common. We're blondes and we both alienated tfce Italian market." A love scene—at last—for Eve Arden and Bob Rockwell on "Our Miss Brooks." Eve and the shy biology teacher smooch-it-up—but it's hi a DREAM sequence. Short Takes, Herbert Marshall landed one of the starring roles in "Sir Walter Raleigh." Movie admission prices in the final quarter of 1954 were below the third quarter. Pa remount's shelved plans for a remake of "The Covered Wagon," which was to have starred Alan Ladd. lay and he got opportunities. no further . Q—The bidding has been: North Ealt South We»l 1 Club Past 1 Spado Pass 2 N.T. Pass ? You, South, hold: 4KJ753 »J9 «76 *K842 What do you do? A—Bid three clubs. If North can show support.for spades, you will go to rune in spades. If NortK. bids three no-trump, you will put. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same at in the question just answered You South, hold: AKQ753 »K9 »A« 4,Kfi<2 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Chris Randall squired a starlet to a party In such a low-cut dreM that everyone there, he says, thought she was the Barefoot Contessa, GAIL RUSSELL'S telling friends she'll resume her career in a couple of months. She's just out of the hospital after a three-month battle against nerves. George Schlee, still very much n Garbo's life, bought that fa- See HOLLYWOOD on Page 1» IS Yfftt Ago In B/yth«v///« w. Mitchell, state highway engineer, assures the people of Mississippi County that the curve on Highway 61 north of Blythevllla known as Krutz' Curve wUl be fixed, it was. announced today bf James Terry, president of ttM Chamber of Commerce. Returns of "Who's Who" oont«»t held recently at Blythevllle High School acclaim Mary Jean Afflick and Cooksy Dodson as the moat popular students. The study group of the American Association of University Woman will meet Thursday night for tti« first time at the home of Mrs. James Bell. Mrs. Farmer England will give a talk on contemporary poetry. Mrs. Morris Silverfield, president of the ladies aid for Temple Israel, has called a special meeting of She group for tonight at the Temple. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Oraber have gone to Rochester, Minn., where Mrs. Graber will undergo treatment. swer to Previous Puzxlt 1 " in the manger" 4"Safe and B "Like a pod" 12 Exist 13 Hip bones 14 Religious book 6 Kln'efof hut 15 Prohibit 16 Homesick 18 Sleighs 20 Sleeveless garments 21 Regret 22 High notes in 11 Old English Guido's scale taxei 24 " and alack" 26 Insect 27 "An angry 2 Spoken 3 Produces 4 Scorch 5 Century plant -— • ..._. 24 Region 7 " , drink 25 " and and be merry" lassies" 8 North and 26 "With a — South onc-s of salt" 9 Work units 27 Errand boy 10 Mine entrance 28 Soviet city 29 "A lie' 17 Incarnation 19 Removes dirt 23 Openwork fabrics 31 Landed property 33 "Remember The " 38 Horse pose 40 Tardier 41 Baking chamben •12 Ages 43 Prison room 44 Stead faced 46 French summer* 47 "A spare 48 Drove 50 Hot flax by exposure 30 Cat 32 Photographic device 34 Ancient Urfa 35 Expunger 38 "A stupid 37 Gratuities 38 Small island 40 "A long that has no turning" 41 " and all" 42 Splendor 46 "The HOfl" 40 Repeat 51 "Would some gifl the giftle us" .12 Toward the sheltered side 53 "The Garden of . " M Go nsfrfly 99 Disparage I/ 16 IB W JT -^ b H ii i IT y 3 u W H ^ |d 1 li 16 W/ ^ 9 3 W/. tb m y> B it 3 a m w. io 46 7 m n it 16 '////, 17'" to m i 0 11 4 r mr rp K- _ r M 10 T 17 II B W _JI

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