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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 14, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl OOURIIH NIWS CO. • H. W HAJNES,. Publisher HARK? A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, AdrerUting Uinager Sol* Kational Adrertfaing Representatire*: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Mempha Entered u second class matter at the post- office at Bljthetille, Arkansas, under act ol Con- frwi, October ». U17. Member o! The Associated Pres* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the citj ol Bljrtheville or 'anj atburban town where carrier service U maintained. 25c per week Bj mall, within » radius ol 50 miles, S5.00 per jear, 12.50 lor sir months. tlM for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, J12.50 per rear payable In advance. Meditations The Lord also shall roar out of Zion, and utter his voice from Jerusalem; and the heavens and the earth shall shake: But the Lord will be the Ifrength of the children of Israel—Joel 3:16. * V f I believe the promises of God enough to venture an eternity on them.—Watts. Barbs Glasses improve some folks' golf game, says a doctor. Not on the 19th hole! # * # It would be nice if we all could borrow the tires that are on any neighbor's car. They always leem to last longer. * * * Soon we'll be taking: our hats off to spring— and be hoping: we can afford a new one. * * * Few married women look the way they think they do, says a writer. What a'break for husbands! * * * Sometimes a man postpones advertising to sell his foods until he has to do it to sell his business. * * * An indication of today's speed: Lots of girls In the movie magazine don't even have time to dress. Second-Term Pressure Now that President Eisenhower is getting used to the beds at his Gettysburg farm, some Republican potentates are losing a litle of their assurance that he will run for another term next year. And the White House correspondents, who never let the subject rest anyway find that this farm business gives them a fresh angle from which to play their probing game. Sir. Eisenhower recently tried to fend them off for a while by proposing that they lay aside their inquiries until about this time in 1956. They are no more likely to heed this plea than he is to answer their big question. Meanwhile, it's perhaps useful to see what modern history shows on this matter of presidents seeking second terms. Since 1860 we have had 17 presidents not including Mr. Eisenhower. Two— Garfield and Harding—died before completing their first terms, and so never faced a decision about a second. Out of the remaining 15, a total of 13 either were elected for two terms, served part of a second term, or tried to win a second nomination or election. The only two who do not fall into these categories are Andrew Johnson and Ruthford B. Hayes. Hayes, who was elected in 1876, simply refused to stand again-in 1880. Johnson, a Democrat who- succeeded to the presidency upon the death of Lincoln, never got any consideration from his party in 18G8. He was under a cloud because of his narrow acquittal that year on impeachment charges. "'": Thus with the exception of these two men, everyone who has occupied the White House in the past 95 years has either served more than the basic four years or has tried to. This history undoubtedly measures eeveral things. It's a gauge of the ambitious men. It measures the nature of the job, which seems to repel many men at the outset, and then slowly to win them, until finally they become convinced that the carrying on of useful national programs is safest in their own hands. And it measures, too, the pressures that build up to continue a popular President in office as the keystone of party success. Those who know Mr. Eisenhower will say ambition never will bite him. And they doubt that mere party arguments will persuade him. What they count on is convincing him that he is necessary to the country's welfare, especially to its quest for lasting peace. The point may.not be easy to put across, Ike doesn't Believe in indispensible men. But the record of history i* im- pressive. The pressures and influences that take a man beyond a single term are surely powerful. And they will be working full tilt on President Eisenhower between now and the spring of 1956. Wasted Motion We are beginning to write the inevitable sequel to any truce dealings with the Communists. Our government has informed Sweden and Switzerland that we agree with their proposal to scrap the Korean armistice commission as useless. Strong evidence exists that the Reds have repeatedly violated the truce terms most particularly by bringing jet aircraft into North Korea. But the commission, blocked by the reluctance of its two Communist members, Poland and Czechslovakia, has done nothing about the violations. Swedish and Swiss representatives have complained many times that it is impossible to police North Korean territory to check for compliance as required by the truce. Thus it has become obvious to us as well as to them that managing the armistice is a meaningless farce. The only sensible thing is to end the pretense and the waste motion. VIEWS OF OTHERS Where The Money Goes It long has been the custom of lefty politicians to try to generate "class warfare" by talking about the "fat profits" of so-called "vested interests" and "economic royalists" and the like. But intelligent Americans are likely to look at the "fat profit" propaganda in a different light after noting the report of the U. 3. Department of Commerce concerning the disposition of the profits of American corporations during the seven- and-a-half-year period ending las June 30. In that period, the Department of Commerce report-s, American corporations earned a total profit of 261 billion dollars. What happened to it? First, nearly half of it (120 billion dollars) was taken by taxes to finance our various levels of government. Next, 33 billion dollars was spent to expand production facilities so our industry could meet the needs of the people for the products which make our living standards the highest the world has ever known. And 49 billion dollars had to be spent to replace worn-out facilities. This left 59 billion dollars—or less than one- fourth of the total profits to go to the stock- holrifrs in the corporations. This remaining amount was divided among the millions of Americans who purchased shares in industry and let their money be used as risk capital to make possible the building of plants, the purchase of machines, the making of jobs for millions of other Americans. So it's easy to see that American free enterprise doesn't operate just for the good of a fe\v. It operates for the good of all of us, helping pay the cost of government, helping provide us the goods we need, and helping provide the. millions of jobs which support the American people. Remember these things whenever you hear the false propaganda of the lefty politicians.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. A Note On Hawks A friend tells us that the old custom of shooting hawks, regardless of what species the particular hawk is, is an ill-founded custom among many farmers and hunters. While there are hawks which do great harm to the quail population, to other game and wild life, there are many hawks which do far more good than harm. A .sportsman informs us that any hawk which soars, like any of the soaring birds, should not"be killed. That, is, if you see a hawk soaring over a field, or acting in the general behavior pattern of a soaring bird, then it should be spared. On the other hand, if you find a hawk which does not soar, and which goes about his business more rapidly, then he is the quail-murderer and should be disposed of. We do not claim to be proficient in the field or ornithology, but we do believe this information should be passed on, since the hawk is a magnificent bird and those species which do the human race good service and keep down the population of undesirable insects and rodents, should not be mistakenly slaughtered.—Greenville iTenn.) Sun. SO THEY SAY The outcome of war Is decided by neither the size of the nrmy nor by the supply of manpower alone. The most Important factor Is the spiritual factor, particularly the psychological factor. — Chiang Kni-shek. * * * Recognition of God is the first and most basic expression of Americanism. — President Eisenhower. * * * I believe that the cause for which we have to work, with the material we have In this party, with the appeal we cai. make to youth, and with the kind of candidates we can produce, we can sweep the country (in 1956), — President Elsen- hower, -» * * The biggest mistake we can make Is In un- derestlmiUe Russia's capabilities. — Rep. Melvln Price (D,, III.). * T * There Is no difference between the government of Russia nnd an all-powerful, centralized government In Washington. — Oov. J. Bracken Lee (R,, Utah). Reprieved Pefer Edson's Washington Column — Morgan and Midget Are Missing From Stock Market Investigation WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The atmosphere of today's Senate investigation of the stock market is entirely different from the atmosphere of the last investigation of 1933, when the midget sat on J. P. Morgan's lap. Twenty-two years ago the country had gone through the crash of 1929 and four years of deep depression. A lot of people—little people—had been hurt badly. Today, nobody has been hurt by the stock market rise of the last 18 months. It has been doing well by many people who ihink -—Boom. —It''s Wonderful. Out of the 1933 investigation came the.Securities and Exchange Act of 1934. It requires full disclosure on stock issue information, •egulates the sale of securities and gives the investing public much more protection from market manipulators. What will come out of the investigation of 1955, nobody knows— east of all the honorable Senate Committee on Banking and Curren:y before which hearings are being held. It is a kind of exercise in safety first to prevent anybody rom being hurt before he finds it lecessary to jump out the window 3r blow his brains out after the ;ashion of 1929. As Sen. J. William Fulbright tD., Ark), chairman of the committee, declares, "The basic issue i whether the public interest is being faithfully and wisely served." The basic interest is not, he says, whether stock prices are now too high, whether they can go higher, or whether they should be driven down. It is an investigating commit- tee's business, however, to find something wrong. Wall Street Is a convenient whipping boy. If the committee finds nothing wrong, the committee itself may be hurt. If the stock market is given a clean bill of health, it would only encourage more people to take a flier when they should be keeping an ear to the ground. The investigation gives the exchanges and their member brokerage and banking businesses the best publicity forum in the country from which to tell their story. As pictured in the testimony of lead-off witness George Keith Funston. 45-year-old president of the New York Stock Exchange, nothing is wrong with the stock market today. Admitting that the stock exchange governors are just as much j i interested in a stable market as anyone else, and that they will i be glad to have anything wtong | pointed out to them, Mr. Funston ' brought to Washington no program of corrective action. I There is no comparison between the present market *nd the great bul! market of 1929, he declares. Today's economy is twice as big as 25 years ago. Assets and profits of corporations are also double. Today's dollar is worth only half as much. So in terms of stable dollar values of 1935-39, stock pric- I es and stock averages today are now higher than they were in 1936 and far lower than they were in 1929. The dollar volume of stock transactions today are only 1-18 as great as in 1929, if measured on the basis of percentage of national income. Today's market is pictured as a cash market—not a credit market. The borrowings of stock exchange member firms in 1929 rose to $8.5 billion, or 10 per cent of the value of listed stocks. At the end of 1954, borrowings were only $1.9 billion, or l.l per cent of listed value. Today the Federal Reserve Board has the power to limit margin requirements on stock purchases. This authority is approved so Ion? as margin requirements are based on sound economics and not for political or psychological effect. While exchange leaders say they do not want excessive credit for stock market purchases, they point out that last year 70 per cent of all Eiutos were sold on credit arid 80 per cent of all homes are mortgaged. The great stock exchange mistake of' 1929 is now analyzed as a failure by the board of governors to realize that the volume of that market was be,ing built up by professionals who were trading with each other. They knew the rules. The public didn't know the rules. The aim today is to prevent another runaway market like that of 1929. The greatest danger today is seen in the gullible public's buying on tips and rumors, instead of on sound values. Last October, when cheap uranium and. oil stocks were being bid up,-the New York Stock Exchange started a publicity campaign against virtually everything but good it did is questionable. "An investor can be protected against virtually everything but h himself," says Mr. Funston. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)—Behind the Screen: After reading all the advertisements and the spring fashion columns I'm making my annual fashion prediction. It's always the same—there will be little change In men's pockets thli year. So you didn't know I was a fashion whiz? Why, I even know the first thins a man should notice about a Hollywood glamor doll. The first thing he should notice If whether his wife Is around. Come to think of it, I'vs been overlooking several Hollywood fashion notes. Just yesterday on a movie set an aging glamor queen asked If her seams were straight. The rely was: "Which ones—in your stockings or ,on your face?" A new magazine photo of Marilyn Monroe proves there's eye- popping news in evening gowns— cellophane with shoulder straps. JACK BENNY has an unusual new blue serge bsuit. It picks up everything, he says, except luncheon checks. Fashion quiz: Why Is a bustle like a historical movie? A. Both arc fictitious tales based on stern reality. ' On the millinery front, this was overheard in a Beverly Hills shoppe. "It's magnificent. Only let's not show It to Howard Hughes. He'll want to fly It solo." Even a theater marquee on the boulevard reflects fashion-consci- Hollywood. It reads "Carmen Jones" in Color and Selected Shorts. Hollywood and Grape VINE: Judy Garland and NBC-TV are having talks about possible TV acting jobs for her nine-year-old Liza. . . .Irving Berlin has plans for a Broadway musical starring Eddie Fisher. If it happens, Paramount will have an option on the film rights. JIMMY STEWART who doesn't mind an occasional guest appearance in flickers, Is being serenaded for a small part in Columbia's •Picnic" . . , Is Jack Palance tougher than H. Bogart in "The Jagged Edge." a remake of Bogie's "High Sierra"? "I didn't see the picture," Jack admits, "but how can you be tougher than Bo- the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. Nearly every mother with her first-born child worries for fear that the infant's eyes will be crossed. This is because for the first three months of life or so, a baby's eyes will iloat or wander so that they do not appear to be toofc- :np in the same direction. It is only when the eyes fail to move together after several months that one has to worry about the condition which is known as cross- eyedness. When the eyes are truly crossed the earlier treatment is started the better the results, even though often much can be done later on. A child past the first few months of life who shows a tendency to close one eye, to tilt the head or rub one of the eyes, should be examined for crossed eyes since a child docs not outgrow this condition by himself. Strictly speaking, cross-eyedness is when one eye turns inward, but in some cases the eye may turn outward (walleyei or sometimes upward. Any one of several factory; may cause crossed eyes: a blow on the head, heredity, disease, near or far-sightedness, faulty muscles and nervous incoordination. There are several kinds of treatment for crossed eyes and some of them can be started as early as a year old. Which of the various methods to use is a matter which must bo decided by the physician. It may be that RlaKsej, will be recommended and this alono. can tlo the Job. Sometimes a pntch is placed over the good eye which forces the youngster to use the wenkcr eye, and therefore aids the muscle and the vision. Eye muscle exercises are sometimes prescribed and this may be in addition to the glasses, In some cases one or more operations are necessary and this is not considered a dangerous procedure when done by a com] petent specialist. The results of treament do not come at once and it may take a year or more to bring about improvement, but this is well worth while. The poor eyesight that comes with crossed eyes is a se- i Vere handicap for any youngster. It interferes with his work in school and his pleasure at play. It i can also have a serious psycho- lotjical effect on the youngster since playmates may call him "cockeyed" or some other nickname. For all these reasons It is Important to identify » youngster with crossed eyes ju^t »s early as possible and to start skilled treat| mcnt promptly. Those who do not I do this will have children who are handicapped by something which could have been avoided. The early and proper treatment of cross- eyedness Is preventive medicine at its best. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Finest! Failid Twic« in This Hand Written for NCA Service By OSWALD JACOBY South considered hlmseld very unlucky when he. layed today's hand. A finesse was possible In nnch of the red suit*, and South t"oX dolh ofhcm. To his great disgust, he lost both finesses. Let's see exactly what h«p- pirod. West led the ,<luren of clubs, nnd dummy won with the king. Declarer led a diamond from the dummy and finessed the queen from his hand. Weet won with the klng'of diamonds and returned the jark of clubs. Not a bit downhearted (as yet), emy will establish and cash a club trick if they are given the time to do so. In order to prevent this. South must establish dummy's spades and discard his losing club. The right line of play is to win the first trick with the king of clubs and lead a spade to the king immediately. West can take the ace of spades and lead another club, but dummy wins with the ace of clubs and cashes the spades at once so that South can discard his last club. Only then can South afford to ! try the finesses in the two red suits. Both finesses fail, to be sure, but South still makes his game contract. Q —The bidding has been: North East South West 1 Club Pass 1 Spade Pass 2 N.T. Pass ? You, South, hold: AKQ753 VK1073 47 S *Q6 What dc you do? A—Bid three hearts. If North bids three no-trump, you Hill pass. If he can support spades or raise hearts, you will feel safer at the major suit contract. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: AK10753 VQJ1073 47 406 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow NORTH 14 AQJ8 V A874 » 972 + AK8 EAST * 10642 VJ ' ¥K82 » K1083 «S54 *QJ108 4943 SOUTH (D) *K5 WEST AA973 » AQJ 4752 Both sides vul. Sot** We* North Eut 1 V Put 3 V Pus 4V P>« Put Pus Opening lead— * Q South won the second round of clubs with dummy's ace and entered his hand with adiamond order to try the trump finesse, his likewise lost, and East led a flee of spades, and the defenders thus tootc atrlck in each suit, defeating the contract. South, "against losing two finess- "The odds are 3 to ,1," said es." He was quite right, of course. "Only it very unlucky person could lose finesses as often as I do," he continued. "Fortunately I have a *ery strong character, for otherwise this kind of misfortune might drive me out of my mind." South didn't actually say all this, to be sure, but that's whnt he thought. Nobody bothered to record his actual words, which may, be Just as well. Instead of thinking about his bad luck, however, South should havo been thinking about his bad play. He should have made his contract. South should see that both finesses may fail, and that the on- gart? I'm underplaying it.'* The Rio Theater in San Praiv- clsco, reports Dally Variety, Is selling groceries in the lobby, with the manager chuckling: "We're giving the customers (wo shot* >t ham." It's an idea, though. If the popcorn munchers get on your nerves, you can say, "Pardon me," and come back with a brick of llm- burger cheese for some pinpoint wafting In strategic directions. THE WITNET: The tough prisoner was simpering in the warden's office. "Pleasse, sir," he said with tear-filled eyes, "I want to stay up and watch television. My crime is on 'Dragnet 1 tonight!" Here's how serious 20th Century- Fox studio Is about producing half- hour telefilms for home screens. The video subsidiary, taking over 10 Fox sound stages, will be known as 20th Century-Pox TV productions. Studio story properties and talent will be available for the telefilms, along with stock footage from the studio library. Average cost of the half-hour shows will be $40,000. In charge is Sid Rogell. veteran of 30 years in movie-making. Says Rogell: "We're getting into television with the full knowledge of its vast potential and considerable impact and the very fact that we're using the parent company's name should be proof enough that quality will be of utmost consideration in our production." It's three years of marriage for Liz Taylor and Mike Wilding. . . . Dorothy Dandridge is slated for a remake of "Under Two Flags" at Fox, in addition to "The King and I." . . . Mary Carlisle, once a top film cutle. now manages a Hollywood beauty salon. . . . Prosperity note: Desi Arnaz paid 518,000 for a. race horse. 75 YMM Ago In B/yth«vi(/t Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Huntly, who returned to Blythevllle a year ago alter many years in Memphis, are erecting a new home here. Work was started yesterday on the T. W. Jefferies' residence, which Is being built on the corner of Chickasawba and Cemetery Road. The Jefferies purchased this lot some time ago from Mrs. William Malin. Mrs. Riley B. Jones entertained members of the Tuesday Club yesterday at her home. Guests were Mrs. Loy Welch and Mrs. Charles Wylie. A salad plate was served after the games in which Mrs. Jesse Taylor was high and Mrs. Dixie Crawford second high. L. E. Old, Jr., who underwent an appendectomy Saturday at Memphis Methodist Hospital, returned home today. Mrs. Ernest R. Jackson entertained with a buffet supper and theater party for her daughter last night in honor of her birthday. The birthday falls on the nth wedding anniversary of her parents. YOU CAN conceal almost anything these days under the title of a "workshop." Time was when a bunch of fellows, eager to sneak off somewhere for a bull session, would do just that and call It a bull session. Today, however, the same event is called a workshop. — Rocky Mount (N. C.) Telegram. A MAN is like a tack — he can :o only as far as his head will let him. — Chattanooga News-Free Press. Man and Beast Answer to Pr«viou§ Puiita ACROSS DOWN 1 Bala'am's beast 1 Eve's husband 4 Female horse 2 Lateral part 8 Mary's pet 3 Inactive beast 4 Hybrid beasts 12 What man and 5 Prayers beast finally 6 Tenant do 7 Man and beast 13 Eye part both do this 14 Century plant 8 Fastens 15 Augment 18 Tree poret 18 Most submissive 20 RepoKi, 21 Yugoslavian city 22 Goddess of discord 24 Round (prefix) 26 Horse's gait 27 Cooking vi 30 Expunger 32 MounUio ridge 34 Obscur* 35 Regard 39 M a fox 37 SWpt > itone 39 Capable 40 Greek letter 41 Imitative beast 42FlatnshM .45 Abilltiei 49 Handling 51 Period 52 Wlng-thiped 53 Poker stake 54 Brazilian macaw U Steeping placet for men or bcasti MMIx 37 Part of man or bcait 9 Malt drinks 10 Birds shed this way 11 Good Queen 17 Eye disease 19 Subway entrance 23 Flowers 24 CommunlfM 25 Spoken 26 Entertain 27 Of a church tax 28 Russian city 29 Describes • beast who likes to live with man SI Most senior 33 Storehouse 36 Obvlow 40 Hibernating beasts 41 Change 42 Pierce 43 Heraldic bend 44 Conduct 48 Oppose* 47 Ripped 48 Male deer 50 Masculine (ab.)

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