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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLI! (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1905 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER KfWS CO. H. W HAINIS. Publlshu HARRY A. HAINIS. editor, AulaUnI Publishw PAUL D. HUUAK, AdrcrtUinj Uintjcr Sol* Nitioni) Advertising RcpreKntatiYM: Walltct Witmer Co., N«w Tork, Chicago, Detroit, AUaoU, Uemphk. Entered u second clus matter «t th« post- offio it Blythertllt, Arkanju, «no>r act ot Con- (reH, October I, 1117. Member ol Th* Assoo,l»kd PreM 60BSCEIPTIOX RATBS: By cmrrier In th« 'city of BlythcTlHe or »n; aiburban town where carrier Mrvic« k maintained, 35e per wetk. Bj mall, within a radius of 38 miles. $5.06 per year, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mil* zone, $12.50 per year payable in adrance. Meditations . And the angel of the Lord appeared unto him, and said unto him, The Lord is with thee. thou. ..mighty man of valour.—Judges 6:12. * * * How strangely high endeavors may be blessed, where piety and valor Jointly go.—Dryden. Barbs One of the nice things about radio sermons is that you can listen with your shoes off. The Income tax laws really have teeth in them —and develop an ache for all of us, A police chief warns men about having their pockets picked In a crowd. Mom does it when there's not a soul around. It wHl be strange If some of the new styles for summer wear last very long — they look so sensible. Some mighty nice things grow out of the money that it said to be the root of all evil. Crucial Decisions It is accurate to say that the fate of the Paris pacts drawing West Germany into the Western defense orbit now rests on the action of the French parliament's upper chamber. These agreements, which would bring West Germany into NATO and authorize its rearmament, have just been approved by Italy, and ranges it alongside Britain as one of the two signatory nations which have finished work on the treaties. The crucial decisions, of course, are in Germany and France. In both countries the lower houses of parliament have endorsed the pacts. Chancellor Adenauer's victory seemed to come at considerable cost to the stability of his coalition government, but no observer believes he will have much trouble putting the pacts across in the upper chamber. Yet the problem in France is not so simple. Since former Premier Mendes-France jammed the agreements through the Chamber of Deputies, he has fallen and France has a new premier, Edgar Faure. The latter is committed to the agreements, but it remains to be seen what steam he can build up for their passage through the upper house. To assist that process, President Eisenhower recently gave direct assurances to Britain and the continental nations of free Europe that if the Paris pacts are ratified, the United States would maintain armed forces in Europe indefinitely. If the French "senate" now acts favorably with reasonable dispatch, the battle for the Paris agreements may be considered won. Belgium, Luxembourg and The Netherlands are merely awaiting word of France's course before giving their approval. As for the NATO countries outside the proposed Western European Union, Norway, Iceland, Canada, Portugal, Greece and Turkey have completed action approving Germany's entry into NATO. Only Denmark and the United States have held off, and they are awaiting the French decision. After a tragic history of delays and frustrations, EDC finally foundered on the rock of French rejection. The Paris agreements, weaker than EDC on the score of European unity but still a significant stride forward, have been pushed along at much greater speed and in a mood of far greater optimism. It would be a great pity if, having come this far, they should still lose out because the French had once more yielded to their fears. The likelihood is that France would then be finished as n voice among the great powers, which would proceed to find a way of their own for enlisting Germany's strength on the side of fre« men. Flu Reaction Mrs. Eisenhower has recovered from her bout with influenza, but it may be quite a while before some Republicans recover from the things Democratic National Chairman Paul Butler said about her health. They were outraged when he suggested that the President might not run in 1956 because his wife isn't well enough'. The cause of their pique it not hard to grasp: they disapprove anything that is unsettling to their party's plan to renominate Mr. Eisenhower. The whole thing must have seemed rather puzzling and perhaps there is a lesson in it for them, if they haven't already learned it. When you occupy the White House, you can't even have the fiu in peace. First there's the penicillin reaction, and then there's the political. Even the lowly virus seems to wear a party label. VIEWS OF OTHERS Under The Hood A good many husbands will be disturbed to learn that garages in a number pf cities are conducting a 12-hour course to teach women the Rudiments of auto mechanics. "Gas, Gaskets and Glamour" is the title of the course, the brain-child of an automotive lubricant manu/aciurer. The student pays an enrollment fee of ?1, attends six two-hour sessions and gets an orchid and diploma when she graduates. The idea is not to train women as professional mechanics, but simply to give them basic knowledge of an automobile's workings that any driver ought to know if he wants to keep his car in good operating condition and be prepared for minor breakdowns. The faker sex is doing more and more driving, and it makes sense, from their standpoint, that they learn how to change a tire and have some faint idea of what to look for when the motor stops running. But what's going to happen to the husband who now enjoys a measure of respect because he knows (or his wife thinks he knows) about those mysterious Things under the automobile hood? Actually, hubby might not know the difference between a carburetor and a fuel pump, but if the engine sputters, coughs and drops dead while the family is out for a Sunday spin, he at least has been able to ,put on a show by raising the hood, fumbling with a few wires and gadgets to get his hands dirty, and then engaging in some technical-sounding doubletalk until the tow truck arrives. But imagine his chargrin if friend wife, fresh from ]2 hours with "Gas, Gaskets and Glamour," should climb out of the car and find the trouble while hubby peers helplessly at the automobile innards.—Richmond Times-Dispatch. Processes of Government Government is getting to be big business. Government is getting to be a place for career people. Government is getting so complex that the average citizen does not realize its processes. An inexperienced senator made a big mistake. He styled a bill he wanted passed as a strictly local measure, non-controversial. It was railroaded through. People who had an interest In that bill and did not live in the Senator's district inquired about the bill. It was not printed, was given a second reading, and engrossed, and the third reading and passage in rapid succession, The action was so fast the clerk told a citizen it hadn't come up yet. In the House the same bill was amended in committee. The upper house railroaded the bill. The lower house raised questions and put the brakes on. Those who have advocated the unlcameral, one-house legislature, like Nebraska has, might think that one over. These checks and balances in our government are a good thing, wherever they occur. How the members of the legislature keep up with what's going on is more than the average layman can tell, when he goes down to the legislature. As a mutter of fact, a person who doesn't so relate himself with, his fellow salons that he can depend on them being his eyes and his ears as well as his own, doesn't keep up. He's lost In the shuffle. That's where congeniality, even disposition, hard work, conscientiousness and reliability pay off. If a man has tho.se qualities he will command the tru.st nnd confidence of his fellows, and will receive (heir whole-hearted co-operation.—Plainview <Tex.) Herald. SO THEY SAY He (Sen Lyndon Johnson) will be the Democratic Party's presidential nominee with some Democrat from the North as his running mate.— Rep. Jim Wright (D., Tex.). Plain speaking might be instrumental in preventing a reckless Communist miscalculation which could endanger the lives of many.— Secre- retary of State Dulles. The ardent belief of our Founding Fathers in humnn dignity has sustained and guided our people toward the greatest possible fulfillment of the greatest possible dream— n people at peace. —President Elsenhower. Witness Hnrvcy Matusow is part of a shrewd plan to Ret some convicted Conmnmisls out of trouble. — Senator E.istland ID,, Miss,). HoJd On, Folks, We're Going Around a Corner! Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Khrushchev's McCarthy Quip Proves He Has Sense of Humor WASHINGTON — (NEA) — At least one spark of humor and human nature was uncovered in the new Russian boss Nikita S. Khrushchev by William Randolph Hearst, Jr., and his two associates after their series of interviews with four Soviet leaders. "When you get back to the United States and you are investigated by Senator McCarthy for having associated with Communists," said Khrushchev, "I'll be glad to testi town in Oklahoma and whenever she has long distance calls, the telephone operator plugs in local grocer, beauty shop and other stores to track down Yuki. Paul Porter, former chairman j of the Federal Communications Commission, now practicing law in Washington, served as toastmaster at the FCC Bar Association's annual banquet. Everybody who thought himself njiiubnunev, in oe ciau 10 iesu- " " = fy that you presented vour side of important in the communications industry was there, slapping backs, grinding axes, polishing apples and lobbying all over the place, Toastmaster Porter began his remarks slowly, pausing appropriately after each phrase to make sure that his audience got his point; the argument very ably." The National Federation of Republican Women really crashed through with tips to reporters on the- big: political issues GOP lady delegates could be interviewed on during their three-day conferences With party leaders—men—in Washington. Said the NFRW press re?ase: Mrs. Roy T, Bishop of Portland, Ore., third vice-president, is an expert on antique glass. Mrs. Ruth Gaddis Jeffries of Tucson, Ariz. ... is also a dress designer. Mrs. Glenn Wise, of Madison. Wise., NFRW secretary. . . .Once won a prize jackknife because of her boyish first name, Glenn. Mrs. H. L. Matson of Avoca, Minn., NFRW treasurer. . . .Is equally capable of driving a tractor. .'. . and. baking a cherry pie. Miss Frieda E. Schicht of St. Louis, Mo., state president of Federation of Republican Women's clubs. Has served as consultant on rodent control in St. Louis and is known as the city's Pied Piper. Mrs. Yuki Deane Simon of Jefferson, Okla., also a state president. . . . lives in a very small "Eminent Clients, guished examiners. . of Congress. Distin- Members Distinguished Federal Communications commissioners. . . .Network executives. .- . . Members of the Republican National Committee. , . .and judges of the Court of Appeals. . . . "This greeting may not be according to protocol, but it is procedurally accurate as to the routine for all cases before the FCC." American Federation of Labor will have to make one sacrifice if the merger with CIO goes through. Originally. AFL had planned to rent out part of the space in its j big new office building, a block from the White House. President Eisenhower will lay the cornerstone in dedication ceremonies some time soon. The building will be ready for occupancy in 1956. But if the CIO headquarters staff is moved in with the AFL staff, there won't be any offices for rent to outsiders. the Doctor Says — Written for \EA Service By EDWIN F. JORDAN, M. D. Any observing person, whose memory goes back 30 years or so, can notice that there are not nearly as many people with enlargement of the neck today as there used to be. This is a heartening example of preventive medicine, not only because the appearance is better with a normal - looking neck, but also because a good many of those with simple goiter eventually develop a toxic condition. The story behind this change goes back many years to studies carried out in Michigan where it was found that school children in counties in which Iodine was practically absent from the drinking water showed an unusually high frequency of goiter. In one of these counties (Houghton) over three fifths of the children showed thyroid enlargement. On the other hand, in another of the four counties studied, only about one fourth of the youngsters were affected in this way. This was the area in which the water had the largest amount of iodine. These interesting observations provided a clue. Salt, like water, Is used by everyone, so it was decided to add a small amount of Iodine to the salt nnd see what happened. After thi.~ had been done for a while another survey was made and it was found that there had been nn enormous drop In the frequency of simple goiter among the children. There are large areas in the world, such as our own Great Lake region nnd Switzerland, in which there is normally an extremely small amount of iodine In the water or food. It is for the children in such plnces In particular that Iodized sr.lt has meant so much In the prevention of goiter. Occasionally fear hn been ex- pressed that iodized salt or even "natural" salt containing iodine might be harmful if continued over a long period of time. This question has also been carefully studied and it can be stated that there is no evidence of harm to the body from appropriate amounts of iodized slat. Recently one of the pioneers in the development of this preventive measure. Dr. David Marine, has again reviewed the status of this method of attempting to prevent goiter. Among his conclusions were that the supplementary use of iodine in natural form, or artificially iodized salt (providing the concentrations have been low), has not produced any serious damage though larger doses can cause some undesirable effects. "In only one country, Switzerland," he says, "is goiter prophylaxis (prevention) carried out In a, manner that shows every promise of its ultimate eradication." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Good Defense Isn't Always Possible Wrltlcn for NBA Service By OSWALD JACOHY South shouldn't make the contract in today's hand against perfect defense. However, there's no reason for a bridge player to assume that the opponents are going to defend perfectly. When the hand was played. South gave the enemy n chance to go wrongs nnd they obliged him. West opened the four of hearts and declarer won Ihe first trick with dummy'* queen ID order to Department of Commerce got Into a strange mix-up over a picture. Ihe Business and Defense Services administration had arranged a big display of equipment used in atomic energy development. The General Electric exhibit included a photo of the huge sphere in which the atomic submarine reactor is being tested. When the show opened in the Commerce Building lobby, an Atomic Energy Commission security officer gave it a double take and ordered the photo taken down The reason given was that it show 1 part of the submarine hull, which was classified as secret. Curiously enough, this same view is found in a G. E. documentary movie, "The Atom Goes to Sea," which was cleared by AEC and has been shown all over the country. Sen. Wayne Morse, Oregon's former Republican, former Independent and now Democratic senator, has served notice on his new colleagues that hf'll be disagreeing with them, too, on some thin He raised this point during debate on the congressional pay-raise bill in demanding more time for argument. Sen. Earle C. Clements (D., Ky.), acting majority leader, said he had heard no complaint from Democrats on the time allotted for debate. "I am very glnd to have the senator's viewpoint," cracked Morse dryly. "He is having the experience of a complaint for the first time from this side of the aisle. It probably will not be the last complaint either. I never deal my cards under the table. They are always face up." lead a spade towards his hand. When South played the king of spades. West won with the ace and led another heart. Declarer won this in dummy also. Barring miraculous luck with the clubs, he needed a diamond NORTH »1 VAQ10 • J973 4KJ94 WEST EAST 4 A 84 410972 ¥97643 ¥852 • A84 * K6 463 4Q1087 SOUTH (D) 4KQJ5 ¥KJ 4 QIC 5 2 4 A 5-2 North-South vul. South West North EM* 1 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. PtM Pass Pass Opening lead— ¥ 4 trick or two to make the contract. Furthermore,' in establishing the diamonds he wanted to knock out West's diamond honor first (assuming that the ace and king were split). Hence declarer Immediately led a low diamond from the dummy. A really expert East would hop up with the king of diamonds. If the king holds, East wants to lead hi.s Jnst heart. If the king- doesn't hold, it doesn't much matter whether East has played high or low. The actual East player wasn't alert enough to put up the king of diamonds. He played low, South plfiyed the queen, and West won with the ace. This play knocked out West's last entry to the long hearts. He could lead another heart, If he chose, and thus establish his suit, but he would never regain the lead to cash his established cnrris. West actually stated to • club -'I Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Guys ana Dolls: Lou Costello may be "battling" Bobo Olson on television this month, but there will be no championship 10 round-(relay) on Liberace's piano top for the title of Hollywood's greatest tenor. The "Anything; you can sing, I can sing better" feuding is out, for the time being at least, between Mario Lanza and Para mount's new European operatic discovery, Oreste Kirkop. Kirlcop— the name sounds like a new cheese spread—warbles only semlclassical songs in his first movie, "The Vagabond King," and says: "It never struck me that I would be going Into competition with Lani» when I came to Hollywood. My voice has little chance in this picture and I'm trying not to sing: in * heavy way. The music does not call for ft big voice." But there's a red warning light for Lanza in Kirkop's wish: "I hope Paramount will let me do operatic arias In my next film." THERE'S NO BUSINESS like fan mail business. George Gobel mentioned on his TV show recently, that his bank would not send him the statement of his two-cent checking account balance because it would cost three cents postage—and that's not good business. Couple of days ago George received a check for two cents from the First National Bank in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, with a note from Cashier G. K, Lombard: "Dear Mr. Gobel: We are more than pleased to remit to you the sum of two cents. This check is payable to either you or Mrs. Gobel and we do this In order to keep peace In your family." Rosalind Russell was saying a few months ago that she'd have one fling as a musical comedy queen }•• Hollywood and then mothball her dancing shoes. But she Isn't so sure now that she's completed "The Girl Rush." She's been offered the starring role in another filmuslcal and while thinking it over she's saying: "Anytime you say you're never going to do anything again, you're hi trouble. If anybody had told me I'd wind up doing musical work five years ago I'd have said he was Insane. 1 don't sing. I just gargle." WIN OR LOSE in the Oscar race, the theory that the hearts were now hopeless. This gave South all the comfort and time that he needed. He could win with the ace of clubs and knock out the king of diamonds. Nothing could now prevent him from making his contract. As a matter of fact. South actually made an overtrick. since East got caught in a squeeze. East would have defeated the contract if he had stepped up with the king of diamonds on the first round .of that suit. His heart return would, have established the suit while West still had the nee of diamonds. The defenders would get a spade, two diamonds, and two hearts. Q—The bidding has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass ? You, South, hold: 473 VAKI08 *AQ J6 *853 What do you do? A—Bid thrte diamonds. Although this Is a. minimum open- Ing bid, your strength Is in top cards and yon needn't put on the brake* too quickly. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 4,73 VAKJ8 + KJ106 *8 5 3 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Grace Kelly deserves a whole shelf of awards for proving that a doll doesn't have to be pushing 40 to deliver dramatic fireworks on the screen. ' Everything Is better In the Junior emoters devision since Pop Kelly's daughter came along and I've got the quotes to prove it from Anne Bancroft. Buys Anne, currently starring in "The Brass Ring": "Producers look with more favor on younger actresses because of Grace. She's shown that you can. be young and still handle important dramatic roles. Grace Kelly is more important to the careers of actresses under 40 than Marilyn Monroe." H O L L Y W 0 0 D'S STUDIOS "knocked down the ego" of many a star by trimming long term contract lists a couple of years ago and Dane Clark Is admitting he was one of them. "But it has taught me something," the onetime Warner star told me just before leaving /or South America and a movie titled, "The Violent Land." Says Dane: '.'To keep going these days you have to work at your craft. You have to keep acting—like a -ballplayer has to keep fit. Working in a couple of movies a year wasn't enough. These days it's everything —movies, TV, plays, tent shows —and actors will be better actors because of it." 75 Ytin Ago In Vera Elizabeth Goodrich and George Hubbard, Jr., eadh with 14 points, led the honor roll of the BIytheviile High School for the first term of the second semester, It was revealed today. C. C. Langston, John W. Meyer, John Bearrien of Leachville and C. C. Lowrenoe of Driver have returned from Washington, D. C., where they attended a meeting of the Mississippi Valley Flood Control Association. Miss Robin Gill, student at Arkansas State College. Jonesboro, spent the weekend here with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Gill of Dell. J. B. Whitworth of Athens, Ga., spent Sunday here with his father, J. E. Whitworth. who is ill. W. L. Crafton has been removed from Blytheville Hospital to his home where he is slowly improving. THERE IS nothing so deflating as to come back from a vacation jaunt—especially a winter, trip— and have to hunt for people who actually kenw you were away. Perhaps this is Just human nature's way of cutting us down to size. — Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette. THERE IS talk in Congress of a more efficient government, which has an ominous sound. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. IT'S ALWAYS fi good idea to k-eep your words soft and sweet. You never know when you may have to eat them.—Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. YOU could bring all the traffic experts in the world down here and we'd still say that a traffic light that turns from red to yellow and then back to red again is nothing but a trap.Lcxington Herald. FOR SEVERAL days Dag Ham- merskjold kept mum on the outcome of the Peiping prisoner-of- war powwow. In diplomacy,, it sometimes takes a while to figure out what you've bought.—st Louis Globe-Democrat. 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