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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWI SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH» oomuni NBWB oo. H. W HAWU. Publisher KAKRT A. HAIMES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUt D. HUMAN, Adrerltalnf eUna«r goto National Ad«rti«lnj RepreaentatlTet: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, alemphlt. Enter** ai second elui matter at tbt pott- office at BlytheTille, Arkanau, under Mt ol Con- jT»u, October i, 1111. . timber of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in thi city of BljtheTlHe or any nburban town where carrier eerriee la maintained. We per week. By mall, within a radius of 58 milts, $5.00 per year, »J.M for sii months, $1.35 for three months; by mall outside M mile lone. 11250 per year payable In adrance. Meditations Whereupon he promlxd with «n o»lh to live her whatsoever she would ask.—Matthew 14:7. * * *• Promise* retain men better than services; for hope is to them a chain, and gratitude a thread.— J. Petit-Senn. Barbs Getting up before hubby is a fine way for a wife to keep in pocket change. * * * It's foolish to expect lame excuses to go very far. * * * An Indiana man stole an old truck loaded with beehives. Police said he got stung on a used car. * * * Oldtimers' objections to the modern smart Mt b that they Just set and act imart. * * * When you =ee i girl always up to her neck In a swimming pool, chances are she's skinny. Cutting the Air-Crash Toll When a plane caught in a snowstorm or a vicious thunderstorm cracks into a mountain, the only puzzle is why the storm was not avoided. But over the years many mysterious mountain crashes have occurred in weather merely cloudy or sometimes even clear. Now it is disclosed that the Air Force Research have been studying the problem for four years and have made a discovery of the highest importance to air safety. They learned that any mountain rang* with crests above 300 feet can produce 'verticle air currents like huge water falls. Some flow down, but some flow upward at frightening speed. Others whirl about like giant Ferris wheels. Planes trapped in these varied currents are likely to find their altitude gauges thrown off the track, with resulting peril to their aircraft. To p'robe these treacherous air drafts, Air Force and Navy researchers sent piloted, motorless gliders right into their midst. Risk to pilots was great. Some who have gone through powerful surges of air around mountain summits report that at times they lost control of their ships for a short period. Controlled instrument flying was impossible. A pilot might think he was climbing steadily when actually he was dropping 2500 feet a minute in apparently smooth air. One of the oddities is that smooth air and turbulent currents seem to exist side by side around mountain peaks. Heavy gusts might buffet a plane, causing instruments to flutter, and then suddenly the mountain range the pilot thought far beneath him would loom up straight ahead. Unquestionably many a regularly scheduled airplane has found itself in this very predicament just before it crashed on a craggy mountainside. The fact that clouds caps often hide high peaks further complicate the problem, and probably accounts for mountain accidents in otherwise clear weather. This painstaking four-year inquiry has produced data and charts of tremendous value to civil and military 'aviation. These charts might be compared to those used by ships in marking dangerous shoals and reefs. Already.made available to the commercial airlines and others, they are considered by air experts to be prime factor in the greatly improved air safety record of 1945. Since they have understood'the perilous mountain air currents, researchers have steadily advised all fliers to steer clear of them wherever they are known to exist. Evidently the warning has been heeded. If it continues to be, this very puzzling type of plane crash may be largely t thing ot the past. Highest commsndntion must go to the Air Force and Navy researchers who broke the myntery and thereby contributed no mightily to the country'i air Mfety. Self-Analysis Needed? Relief rather than gratitude is the response one feels on hearing that the Senate Judiciary Committee has at long last approved President Eisenhower's nomination of Judge John Marshall Harlan to the U. S. Supreme Court. The committee's performance in the last couple of years hardly excites admiration. Last year it put on an undignified display while it foolishly hemmed and hawed over the nomination of Chief Justice Earl Warren, who had been accused of "leftist" sympathies by some irresponsible folk. This year it has permitted long delay on the Harlan nomination, in full knowledge of the fact the Supreme Court is swamped with work and badly needs another hand. The portrayed inquiry this time revealed an alarming tendency on the part of some senators to try to predetermine what Harlan's views might be on important cases coming before the court. Ob. viously, any flat statement by him in advance of actual study of the issues would not only be presumptuous but very likely would disqualify him from taking part in the cases when they arose. The committee is not living up to its responsibilities. Perhaps a little self- analysis might be wise before the next "patient" comes to its psychiatric couch. Readers Views To The Editor: It has been some three months since I have irVritten to your fine paper, however, I have been a resident of Blytheville exactly six months today. I have made many friends and treasured acquain- tences. I would be very ungrateful not to express my deep appreciation for your splendid paper, which has been so much help in countless ways. I have been a careful observer of the various activities of our fair city. It has been gratifying to note that every one in positions of honor and trust are alert to the opportunities presented. I realize that in many of these I have only been a mere spectator, however, shall be glad to render any help I may be called upon to do. • We have some of the very fine churches of the south land. Its public schools are compatible with many of the cities much larger than Blytheville. The hospitals, and especially the Chtckasawba, would be a credit to any place. I am sure that you who have been a resident for years are much better qualified, and can say with a greater degree of solid equanimity, that Blytheville, and the surrounding communities are just what the citizenry have made them. No town, city, or nation will rise above its proponents, or constituency. Then, it beloves every good high spirited citizen to feel hut or her res; pon.sibiWy, to place, "Services above Self," Every man has a profit and loss account with life; death closes the account and strikes the bal- • a nee. I shall be glfld when I have lived here long enough to exercise every right granted to every citizen. I am also glad to be the pastor of Beacon Missionary Baptist Church. The Lord has wonderfully blessed our work with this church. On January, we began, or rather a revival began among us that revival is still in progress, Many are rededicating their life in almost, every service. We have had an average of nine additions to the church every month since I have been with the church. We have been singularly honored, as perhaps you noted on the 4th of March, there appeared an ad in the Courier News, that singled out Beacon Church, which is the least and youngest of 30 churches affiliated with the Jonesboro Association, and the North American Baptist Association. May I say "Thanks" to our good brethren of the executive board of the Mississippi County Baptist Association for this honor. We realize that we have stupendous lasks to build a permanent sanctuary and educational building that will accomodate the people, which we firmly believe that will first give themselves to the Lord and to us. In these few lines I have tried to express my appreciation, and that of the entire church for your kindness. We covet your good will and extend to' you a welcome to visit with us. Again. I express the RratJtude due the fine gentlemen who are giving us the Blytheville Cour. ier News. Sincerely, Rev. J. J. Johnson VIEWS OF OTHERS Never Underestimate— The world premiere of a new motion picture w«s held this month down at Silver Springs, Florida, where most of the filming took place. Very little hns been written nbout the picture Itself, titled "Underwater." The premiere received its due publicity, however. •ro maKe sure that newsmen correctly understood the name of the movie, the showing was held 20 feet under the sea. A large plastic screen, sprinkled with reflecting aluminum dust, was suspended in the current and the projection machine was housed in a glals-Wftll boat. Loud speakers were scattered about on the sandy bottom. The viewers, led by Miss June Russell, star of the picture, snt on wooden benches and breathed deeply through oxynen masks. It seems rather it great length just to get Miss Russell out in public in n bathing stilt. — Green B»y (Wis.) Presj-Oa»«U«. And It Could Be Nothing but a Sideshow! Peter Edson's Washington Column — Many Federal Agencies Finding Themselves in Hot Water Aplenty WASHINGTON — (NEA)~ Practically every one of She so-called "independent" and also - called "quasi - judicial" regulatory agencies of federal government is now in hot water right up to its multiple chins. A few examples will give the pitch: Federal Communications Commission is on the pan over charges of using coached witnesses .who have now recanted their testimony against Edward Lamb in his application for renewal of an Erie, Pa., TV license. Federal Trade Commission, reorganized last May and now reviewing some 14,on past decisions, is charged by labor union leaders with scuttling the consumers' interests. '•• Civil Aeronautics Board has split • on straight political party lines in five major decisions in two years. National Labor Relations Board has been without a general counsel since Dec. 20. Unions now charge that NLRB is aniiJabor in its decisions, just as business interests in Democratic days charged the agency with being prolabor. Federal Power Commission faces big tests in handling of natural gas and Hells Canyon >ower license cases involving public versus private interests. The Eisenhower administration is apparently attempting a rejuvenation of the superannuated Interstate Commerce Commission and is finding the going toush. In oversimplified summary the main troubles are changes in top personnel and changes in administration policy guidance. Much of this is the natural result of the shift from Democratic to Republican control of government. But even after two years, the shift Is not complete and there is much confusion. Many Eisenhower administration appointees to fill vacancies on these boards and commissions have been held up In Congress. This has delayed the handling of pending ases. There is a further complication at the second level of personnel in these regulatory agencies, just below the 5 to 11 top members who are presidential appointees. This is in the "examiners" who make the preliminary investigations of complicated business situations, on whicli the boards and commi before the regulatory agencies—is that too many of the examiners are New Deal and Fair Dpal appointees now frozen into their jobs by Civil Service, prejudiced by previous administration philosophy. GOP extremists argue that all Democratic holdovers in these examiners' jobs should be cleaned out and replaced by deserving Republicans who would then stop persecuting business. This brings up the second main question, which is policy guidance for these regulatory agencies. It is only natural that the Republicans have tried to influence the thinking of these boards and commissions, so that they will hand down decisions more in harmony with GOP ideas. The easiest way to do this is by appointing to the quasi- judicial agencies men who will promise in advance to carry out Adminlstra- pass final judgment. I tion policies. The more subtle way There are 277 of these hearing Js through the indirect Influence of examiners in the government now. Their pay is $11,000 to $15.000 a year. Thy are supposed to be legal and technical experts in their respective fields of ra'lroads, communications or power. They are supposed to be non-partisan, impartial -nd as pure as honest judges. The contention of many business executives and corporation lawyers —particularly those who lose cases politicians, interested cabinet officers and even the White House Itself. How much of this goes on Is rarely ever revealed, but in the end result the slip shows. The nonpartisan view of this network of regulatory agencies is that they should be as free and uninfluenced as thp courts. After all, they were created by Congress to carry out specific laws for the general public good. the Doctor Says — Written 'or NBA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Is there anything which can be lone for Bell's palsy? Mrs. H. writes. She says at first she thought she had n slight stroke ^-heii her mouth was drawn down in one side. But when she con- iulted her doctor he told her it ras not a stroke but Bell's palsy. Bell's palsy is a kind of neuritis lamed after a famous English physician \vho was the first to ve a pood despcription of it. It is neuritis of the so-called facial ..jrve which supplies some of the skin and muscles of the face. This lerve Is one of 12 which come dl- •ectly out of the brain instead of the spinal .cord and are called —•anial nerves. These are numbered as well as having names id the facial nerve is also called the seventh. The most striking feature of ell's palsy is a paralysis of the ..luscles of one side of the face which produce- a drooping or sag- ing of the lip and an inability to close one eye. As a result, the two sides of the face do not look alike even when at rest; the difference becomes more conspicuous when motions like wrinkling the forehead, smiling or laughing are attempted. Also, it may be difficult to close the moirth and saliva food may escape out of one corner. Bell's palsy often starts suddenly and Is associated with some pain. The pain may leave rather rapidly and then there may be no sensations except perhaps mild tingling. A change in sensation to pressure or to t'-r prick from the point of a pin is common. The sense of taste over the front portions of the tongue is also likely 'n be affected. This condition may be the result of Injury such as a cut or a gunshot wound. The difficulty may follow the cxt-nctlon of a tooth although why this should h: ;ipen is not well understood. Infections of various sorUs. especially those In the tippe'- part of the nose or tliroal., frequently precede onset of this type of norvo •ft lysis. Diseases .such mumpi, stunglei, acarlel fever, or influenza are additional possibilities as are many other conditions, both rare and common. In many cases, however, no definite cause can be discovered. Thus nerve paralysis is a form of neutritis and like most other forms of neuritis recovery Is the rule. The outlook, however, depends to some extent on the cause. Treatment depends on the cause if that can be discovered. In those varieties which follow an acute infection, time is perhaps all that is needed. In other cases some special operation or treatment is indicated. The application of heat around the area may be helpful. If the paralysis Is slight and if there is nothing to make it seem undesirable, electric treatment may help. Active movements of the face in front of a mirror are recommended from the beginning. While frequently uncomfortable at first, g enerally Bell's palsy eventually clears up entirely though it may last for months or occasionally even for years. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE The Bridge Play Wat Tough Here Written for NKA Service By OSWALD JACOBY South's opening bid of two no- trump showed balinced distribution, all suits stopped, and a count of 39 to U points. North,-with R count of 4 points, knew that the combined count wits at the 26 points usually needed for game, and he therefore rtlsed to three no-trump. The hund wns lasier to bid than to play. South would have problem If his queen of clubs had been Uie queen of diamonds; The trouble WHS that South had too much of hi* strength In the wrong p'.nces. Wont np~nfld the- thrre of h?,\rts, Eut put up Uw jack, and South had to win at once with the king. The contract now depended on bringinc: in the diamonds before the opponents could run the hearts. It was clear that South had to finesse for the queen of diamonds. The trouble was. however, that he NORTH 4.855 V 106 »K9754 WEST 4Q107 •7A9732 *Q83 + 101 EAST «K94 »QJ< »62 498942 SOUTH (D) » AJ10 + AKQ North-South vut We*t K«rtk Bad SN.T. Pass 8N.T. Put Pass Pass Opening lead— V 1 couldn't afford to win the first or second diamond trick with dummy's king. It was important to take the king of diamonds on the third round of the suit, preferably having previously taken a successful finesse. South couldn't afford, therefore, to lay down the ace of diamonds and then lead the Jack. West might think of covering with the queen, and then the fat would be in the fire. If West were allowed to take the queen of diamonds, he would take four heart tricks at once; and if dummy won the king the diamonds would be blocked. The solution to the problem was very simple. At the second trick, South led the ten of diamonds. Perhaps West should havs looked nt this card with deep suspicion, but th« truth Is that he didn't. H unhesitatingly played low, and South let the ten of diamonds ride for a flnogae. Having won this finesse, South could afford to lay down the ace of diamonds and U»n lead the Jack of dlamondj to dummy's king. With five diamond tricks as a r.llr'ou.'i, fi^uth easily made his contract and an «v«rtrlck. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hollywood on TV: The "Halls of Ivy" are crumbling—and visual Lucy- type comedy is taking over. There may be roars of protest from the TV intelligentsia, hut low ratings on the televersion of the Ronald Colman-Benita Hume radio hit cued the move. Action replaces conversation in future chapters, with star Colman learning to square dance in a big laugh sequence on the first "new" show due around April 1. Current howl between Jeff Donnell, who ploys Alice Qobel on TV, and the real Mice Qobel, wife of comedian George: Jeff's butcher, delighted with his new celebrity, insists on calling her Alice Opbel and the other day Jeff told Mrs. G.: "Since becoming Alice Oobel I'm even getting better cuts of meat." "We'll," replied the real Alice. "I wish you'd introduqe ME to your butcher. My meat hasn't been so ffood lately." HEAR IT NOW: If Max Liebman can get Fox's okay, Marilyn Monroe will star on one of his big spectaculars. . . . Orson Welles hops from Rome to New York in June to star in a live TV production of "King Lear." with a preface by the ivory tickler and a dust-jacket portrait of him. It's Llbevace's claim the' he hit stardom by following the philosophy outlined in the book. No, it wasn't written by George. Claude M. Bristol's the author. The new National Audience Board, TV's equivalent of the movies' National Board of Review, Just decreed: "Killing and stab- bings on TV are justified when the story is an account of actual history, and when the children are informed in advance that all the violence is make believe anyway." Actual history is "make believe"? Confusing, Isn't It? It was an intriguing tip, but I'm sorry to report it didn't check out. A TV alley pal insisted NBC was dumping all of its used kinescope film in the Atlantic Ocean to avoid any chance of a black market in TV film. "And pretty soon." my pal said. "You'll be able to walk to Europe on old kinescopes." But the facts destroyed the Interesting possibility. NBC sends its old kinescopes to Rochester every three months for salvage value. THERE'S A million-dollar contract brewing at CBS for Orson Bean, currently In Hollywood for a movie role In "How to Be Very, Very Popular." The network spent almost $100,000 on a kinescope test of a Variety show for him. Orson Bean, by the way, is not his real name. "I made it up seven years ajo Just for hicks," he oiplains. Hl« real handle is Dallas Burrowi." Edith Terry overheard it whispered at a recent Hollywood wedding: "Whom California has joined, let ot Nevada put asunder," The Sally Kemp who appears regularly on Robert Montgomery's show is the 22-year-old daughter ol the late Hal Kemp. . . . Revue Productions is paging Cornel Wilde for more telefilm directing following his debut with "The Blonde Dog.' . . . June Havoc's "Willy" is latching on, and no gal ever worked harder at making it happen. THIS IS TELEVISION, Mrs Jones: Paul Douglas, Arlene Dahl and Hoagy Carmichael rated all the ballyhoo on TV's version of the 1943 movie hit, "Casablanca," but John Hoyt, as the French police chief, stole the show. The reason lie wasn't even billed, maybe? Leslie Banning, Jane Russell's sister-in-law, is back in the swing as an actress after taking time out for mamahood. She's been acting on a lot of telefilm shows. Not In the Script: "It could be said." writes Trudy Silberschein of L. A., "that Eddie Fisher made a pile of doupch singing 'I Knead You Now.' " It could be said, Trudy, but I'm not saying it. OH, NO. dept: There will be a Liberace edition of an inspirational tome, "The Magic of Believing,' Q—The bidding has been South West North Eait 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Past •f You, South, hold: A73 VKJ.532 4AK (J +853 What do you do?. A—Eld three hearts. The hand is a minimum opening bid, and the choice in between three hearts and two no-trump. You clioose three hearts because thr suit is fairly good and because one side suit U'wide open. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding !s the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 473 VAK108 +AQJ6 4853 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow 15 Yumrs Ago In B/ytJiev/Me— A son was born to Mr. and Mrs. William Wyatt Sunday morning at St. Bernard's Hospital. Jonesboro. The baby has benn named William Vinson and the mother Is the former Miss Mary Grave Hill. Mr. and Mrs. Dan Duncan motored to Piggott. Ark., yesterday Jor n visit with Mrs. Duncan's sister, who is ill. Miss Marjorie Warren is expected to arrive home Wednesday morning from Lynchburg, Va., where she is n student nt Randolph Macon College. She will be the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Warren. Blytheville Country plub will have an Easter dance for members of the Club and their friends on Tuesday night. Jack Slalcup and his orchestra will provide the music. ••» LITTLC LIZ— • • -, If you can't learn from your mistakes, there's not much sens* in moklnq them. »WA« TWO women, dining in a restaurant, were discussing a third .who had just made her entrance. "Her husband was a Judge, wasn't he?" the first ask*d. "Everybody thought so." repllnl the other, "until he married her." — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. PEOPLE who live It up too much will more than likely have a hard time trying to live It down.—Tallahassee iFlaj Democrat. THERE'S a story going around about the collegiate Texas oil heir whose dad bought him a university from him to drive his convertible to.—Dallas News. Yemen Jaunt Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 52 Legal point 53 Heavy blow _ 54 Dirk 55 Social Insect 1 Yemen'i capital it 5 Its flag is —— ~~ ~ ":""T* with, sword 56 Domestic slave and three stars DOWN 8 Yemen's ruler ) Calyx leaf i« Ahmed 2 Beast 12 Grandson ol 3 Spotted Adam (Bib.) 4 Onager 20 Wavered 37Flower part 13 Mineral rock 5 Decayi 23 Make possible 38 Endures 14 Completed 6 God of love J5 Looked 40 Cubic meter 15 Deep holes 7 Low sand hill askance 43 East Atrlc HARE -rIOJp A O 16 Unit of weight 8 Fish 17 Sea eagle 9 Mental itutt 18 Eucharistic 10 Temper wine vessel 11 Encounter! 19 Property item 19 It« people are 36 Warning 21 Eagle (comb, form) 22 Tardier 24 Bulging pott U Leucitt, nephellti, sodatite, or nosellt* 28 Harden 29 Lincoln'l nickname 10 Summer (Fr.) 31 Container 32 Throufb 33 Companion ol Paul (Bib.) 35 Lock of hair 38 Burdened 30 Redact* 41 OoddtH at Infatuation 42 Tolerate 41) Rodent 4? Chair .4*Po*m 50 Greek commune 51 H*ad (1ft.) 27 Low haunti hartebecst 28 Month (Ob.) 44 Arabian guM 33 Cotton fabric 45 Bird's home 34 Form a notion 46 Mound u«d by golfers 60 Female dev devices W

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