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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER WEWf WEDNESDAY, MARCH M, 1MB TH1 BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. U. W. HAINES, PiiblUher RARRT A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Walltcs Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- gres«, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Biytheviile or any suburban town where carrier »ervice Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, «2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations There Is an evil which I have seen under the •un, and it is common among men.—Eccl. 6:1. # * * The god of this world is riches, pleasure and pride, wherewith it abuses all the creatures and fifts of God.—Luther. Barbs Reading between the lines of a woman's face we come up with "Doggone those wrinkles." * *• * It's almost time lo put the e&rmuffs away tor the summer—Unless you want to use them when i, soprano get* on TV. # * * We read about fewer bank robberies—maybe because of what money is really worth these days. * * * Never stop a person trying to make his mark, advises a writer. Now watch Junior go to town on 1ih« front room wall. Awesome Prospect When the President, Vice President and Secretary of State all say substantially the same thing about the tactical use of atomic weapons in another war, the comment deserves to be carefully examined. Plainly it was no accident that the three men spoke on this matter at this time and in quick succession. They are trying to warn the Communist Chinese against an aggressive move in the Formosa' Straits. Though the Reds have not actually moved against Formosa of even the coastal island groups of Quemoy and Matsu, they talk as if they had no thought of heeding our earlier warnings. Hence it is understandable that Mr. Eisenhower and his top administration leaders should want to try—in a very specific way—the deterrent effect of atomic force. No one but the men in Peiping can say whether Red China will regard this series of threats seriously. It is fair for us in America to ask how seriously it is meant. If the things said are inescapably true, then the United States will never fight another war of even moderate size without employing atomic power. To some this prospect will perhaps seem comforting, for atomic weapons can be viewed as the great equalizer for us, the factor that balances or outweighs the human hordes of China and Russia. Yet the prospect is at the same time frightening. Mr. Eisenhower and the others spoke of small, "precise" atomic devices that could be applied to strictly military targets. But some military experts say even the smallest atomic weapon would produce a blast area so great it could not necessarily be confined to military objectives. Once atomic force was unleashed which would spread its effects to civilian populations, the no one could promise that war be confined short of all-out nuclear combat. Presumably there is always the chance that the President refers to weapons so new that "outside" military experts do not know their details. More likely, there are different ways of evaluating the potential of particular weapons. In any event, it is clear that enormous risk of annihilating conflict will attend the use of atomic devices of any caliber. We must hope that the threat—not the use—of atomic force is sufficient to deter Peiping from new aggressions as it has deterred the Soviet Union through this first post-war decade. There can be no real pleasure for anyone in contemplating the possibility of » war in which atomic weapons would be nearly as standard as the soldier's rifle. Fewer soldiers might be called on to face death on the battlefield. But the whole of our civilization would face tht prospect of dMth. VIEWS OF OTHERS Half and Half? Borne political sages are beginning to suggest' that on election day in November, 1956, .the American people may do what they have never done before In their history: elect a President of one party and a Congress of another. Several times the voters have picked a Congress of different political stripe than the White House in mid-term elections. On a few occasions, they have handed control of one house to one party while giving the other chamber and the White House to the rival party. But at no time have they given both houses to a President's opposition while electing him. Yet that is very much a prospect for 1956. At present the Democrats hold both houses, with a margin of 231 to 203 in the House of Representatives, and, counting their new convert, Senator Morse of Oregon, 49 to 47 in the Senate, By their own admission, Senate Republicans foresee particular difficulty in recapturing the upper chamber. They would have to hold all they now have and seize at least one or two seats from the Democrats. But there do not appear to be more than two really vulnerable spots where they can hope even for such narrow gains. Most Democrats up for re-election next year are In relatively safe territory in or near the Solid South. To make matters worse, about 10 Republican senators are running in areas not at all safe for them. Loss of even a third of these seats would more than offset any conceivable inroads they might make against Democrats elsewhere. The Democratic margin In the House—28—looks Impressive at first glance, but the record shows that the political winds tend to be more violent there. Big margins are often easily wiped out. Nevertheless, a good many sober observers believe that in 1956 the Democrats may not only hold but increase their present edge. Ax it affects the House, their reasoning is clearly in the realm of guesswork. But their Sen ate appraisals are realistic; GOP opportunities are slim. There isn't much guesswork, either, in their assumptions about the presidency. If Mr. Eisenhower runs again, and the evidence grows that he will, then the general expectation among both the sideline experts and the responsible men in the two major parties is that he will be re-elected. This view holds no matter who his opponent turns out to be. Should 1956 take the shape that these advance soundings indicate it might, then we will have been offered another sign that the American people are using the great parties as a check against each other, that Chey do not trust either one the whole way. They will have shown that they are actually trying to enforce a kind of coalition government in this age of stress.—(Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette. An Editor's Dilemma If everything goes according to form we will shortly have in our Letters lo the Editor column a sharp letter from someone in the pins and paper clip industry. That letter will be occasioned by a letter that appears this morning from an official in the nut and bolts industry, which was itself occasioned by a little essay in these columns by a poor fellow in the editorial writing business. It all be^an when we protested the establishment of the Office of Strategic Information, a Government bureau set up to obtain a secrecy lid on any bit of industrial information the bureau might deem of value to a potential enemy.. Searching about for a product to- illustrate the generality of products in common use which might fall victim to this, bureaucracy, we hit upon nuts and bolts. We certainly did not intend LO belittle nuts and bolts. We are well aware that not only civilization but also such practical products as armored tanks, our family car and this typewriter depend for their survival on nuts and bolts. We merely wanted to illustrate the minute details which might come under the purview of Government authority. Once upon n time we used the word "widgets" in such cases, thinking them pure creatures of the imagination. Then one day we got a letter from a fishinR-gear manufacturer who makes very real and substantial "widgets". He wrote very kindly, but it was still a haven lost. Now we are in trouble with nuts and bolts . . . We aren't sure what to use hereafter. — Wall Street Journal. Small-Potatoes State We like the story of the wide-eyed amazement of a visitor from Texas when told that the province of Quebec was actually larger than his famous home state. He found that, he said, "impossible," but what he really meant, we suspect, was "sacrilegious 1 or even "blasphemous." We confess to some surprise when we found out what comparatively small potatoes Texas is where Quebec is concerned. Texas takes in an area of 267,339 square miles, water included, Quebec, on the other hand, spreads over 594,880 square miles. — Montreal Star. SO THEY SAY . They kept offering me contracts with gimmicks in them. I'm a ballplayer, not a gambler. If I wanted to gamble I'd go to Las Vegas. —Bobby Avila, Indian second baseman. * * # If Communist China would like to open diplomatic relations with Japan by allowing Japan to recognize Nationalist China we would be very willing to open negotiation*. —Prime Minister Ichiro Haloynma, Japan. * * * There Is holng to be a prolonged struggle between the Communist and free worlds, but it will be waged on social, political, economic nnd Ideological grounds. —Author Louis Fi&cher. 'Just Say When and Where' Peter Edson's Washington Column — Witnesses in Market Inquiry Warn of Inflationary Trend WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Dat ol' debbil "Inflation" — bugaboo of the war years and the immediate postwar period—has reared his ugly head again. The cOst of living has gone up a little over one per cent in the last three years. The value of the dollar has remained fairly .stabU'. The little guy hasn't been touched —yet. But into .Chairman J. William Fulbright's Senate Banking committee investigation of the stock market have crept a number of warnings of danger. The question of whether the stock market boom of the last, year is in itself inflationary is debatable. SOME FIM,BRIGHT COMMITTEE witnesses and leading government economists say the market has not been inflationary so far. But they warn that if the boom gets into the,stocks priced at under j S10 a share,'it will be inflationary] and watch out. j At this point the question of curbs j on .stock market buying through i raising margin requirements comes 1 into the picture. New York banks! have just reported that loans on I securities have reached a new high. G. Keith Funston, president of the New York Stock Exchange says the margin requirement sholud nev- er be lower than 40 per cent. But it is his opinion that It was not nece.ssary for the Federal Reserve Board to raise the requirement from 50 to 60 per cent, as It did recently. Marrlner S. Eceles, former FRB chairman, says on the other hand that (he margin should now be raised to 75 and gradually to 100 per cent to curb inflation. Take your pick. MR. FUNSTON POINTS OUT that stocks are not the only, things being bought on credit now. Last year 70 per cent of all automobiles were bought o n time. Eighty per cent of all home "owners" have mortgages on their houses. So, if there is need for curbs on stock market loans, there would also seem to be some need to keep an eye on other forms of credit, through direct controls or indirectly through taxes to curb consumer spending. . Market experts have told the Fulbright committee-there is no comparison between th present situation and 1929. Everything is now said to be dandy. It is being recalled, however, that there is considerable .similarity between the fiscal policies of the mid-1950's and the mid-1920's. The idea 30 years ago was to cut taxes to the minimum, give busi- ness plenty of incentives, let credit go where it would. Everybody knows how that ended. THE FISCAL POLICY TODAY is acterized as seeking to provide a characterized as seeking to provide a financial climate to promote business growth. To whatever degree these policies may be leading towards inflation, they would appear to be nothing when compared to the fiscal policy which the Democratic leadership seems to be building up for its 1956 campaign program. By favoring greater federal government spending for direct aids on school construction, highway construction, more public works, bigger defense budgets, and a return to fixed 90 per cent of parity support prices on basic farm crops, the Democrats seem, to be heading towards greater government deficit. 1 ;. The aim here is -,aid to be the , promotion of more employment, I which is of course worthy. Unem- j ployment of over three million peo- i pie is the one inconsistency in today's boom. But if this is corrected only at the expense of still more inflation, it may in the long run hurt more than It helps and really nierit the label which Secretary of the Treas: nry George M, Humphrey has hung 1 on it of silly, fiscal irresponsibility. A 'Fatal' Illness at Age of 15 Didn't Keep Edna from Stardom By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD 1.41 — Sometimes you never can te!l where the best -story is lurking on a movie set. For instance. I went a-vlsiting on the stage where "The Second j Greatest Sex" was . being made-j It's "Lyslstrata" brought to fron- j tier Kansas, with the women of a! settlement staging a love strike j until their men end their long \ j forays against other counties. The i ' set was filled with women of all ages, but the one whose story intrigued me most was a girl named Edna Skinner. Likes Comedy She was tall and good looking, but a Mother Hubbnrd and an upswept hairdo gave her a comic j look. That might be discouraging! to a girl who was once a New York ! model, but she doesn't mind. She likes to play comedy. Not only was Edna a mode). She has been a Broadway star, night club entertainer, farm hand and operator of a successful ranch in Bitter Root Valley, Mont. But here is her story: The daughter of a paper manufacturer of upstate New York, she was given up to die at 15. "I had been an invalid during most of my childhood," she recalled. "I had chronic asthma, and in those days a case as bad as i mine was considered fatal. I was sent to a hospital near Lake Placid, nnd I wasn't expected to come back. But I got under the care of a wonderful doctor, who was trying some n"w methods. There were five of us children under his care. Three pulled through: two didn't." During her long illness, Edna nursed the ambition to be an actress. When she got well, she went to New York to attend the Academy of Dramatic Arts. Grin Spot When she graduated, she auditioned for the role of Ado Annie in "Oklahoma!" She was to replace Shelley Winters In the New York company, but Celeste Holm suddenly got a call for a Hollywood test. Edna look her spot in the New York company. Later the did wc'l »i * night club star, but she didn't feel satisfied. She explained: "I knew I didn't know enough about life. During most of my early life, I was sick in bed. When I Was well, I often went with my father on business trips. I never really got to know people, and that's something you need if you want to act." So she pulled up stakes and headed West. In Montana, she fell in love with a broken-down ranch. She bought the 300 acres and some cattle and started working the place. By the end of 4|/ 2 years, the ranch was in fine shape. When an airline heiress offered to buy it, Edna put a price three times what .she paid for i*.. To her amazement, it was accepted. After a long European vacation, Edna figured she had 'learned enough about people and returned to her acting career. She played Esther Williams' sidekick in "Easy to Love" and has appeared in ?0 "Topper" TV films. trump also had - or more spades, If South had gone through with this plan in the normal way he • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Deceptive Play Sc'u tht Game By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service West opened the queen of clubs, nnd South refused the first trick. This wnr., of course, a routine play that would help If East happened to have only two clubs. West continued with the Jack of clubs, and South took the ace. South was In danger of losing two , clubs, a . diamond. und a trump. Whnt could he do to be saved? After ttnking the ace of clubs. South drew two round* of trumps with the ace and king. He had been hoping to drop the double? ton queen-Jack, but there was no such luck. The normal plan, at this stage, was to run the spades in the hope of discarding a club. This would work U thi playir with the last WEST A9652 ¥J4 • K934 + QJ 10 NORTH AKJ103 V 10963 « A6 4732 EAST VQ52 »Q732 AK984 SOUTH (D) * AQ7 V AK87 « J 105 + A65 North-South vul. South Went North Ewt 1 N.T. Pass 2 + Pass 2 V Pass 3» Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4i Q would have lost his game contract. East would have trumped the third round of spades and would have taken a club trick at once. He would then lead a diamond, and the defenders would eventually get a diamond trick to defeat the contract. South gave himself an extra chance in the play of the spades by leading the ace of spades first, followed by a low spade to dummy's king. He then led the Jack of spades from dummy. This made it look as though South had no more spades left. East didn't want to waste his high trump and allow South to discard a loser, so he discarded a club lastend of ruffing the third spade. The discard was exactly what South hud been hoping for. Declarer won the third spade with the queen, entered dummy with the ace of diamonds and led the last spade. East could ruff, of course, but South got rid of his last, club and thus assured the contract. TOO OFTEN the only difference between a young man and nn old one Is that the young one does K foolish tiling Impulsively while the older fellow thinks about it for awhile before he does It. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Uncovering Hollywood: There's no worry frown on Bob Mitchum's face about the "Blood Alley" headlines casting a shadow on his screen future. He was replaced in the film by John Wayne after a first inning rhubarb but now he's collecting $50,000 more for "The Deadly Peacemaker" than he was to have receiver 1 for "Alley" and: "I haven't even thought about my career being- damaged. If Hollywood was like that, I'd quit Ms business tomorrow. I didn't say anything about my side of it. I Just don't care. I can't let myself get angry. If I did, I might hit somebody." When Bob winds up his new assignment, he takes off for Spain on a freighter with wife Dorothy "until I tap out and have to come back." Alfred Hitchcock's "To Catch A Thief" may be the only new Grace Kelly movie in some time. On suspension at MGM for nixing the role of a shady doll in "Jeremy Rodock," Oscar nominee Grace may do a Broadway play next sen- son. About the suspension she told a New York reporter: .. "I'm not trying- to be difficult or temperamental. I just don't feel I'm riffht for the part." LIBERACE'S TV director. Duke Goldstone and his wife, Rogie, decided that separation was a gloomy deal and reconciled with the keys to a new $100,000 Beverly Hills mansion. THE WITNET: At a Hollywood wedding reception one of the male guests looked so gloomy another guest decided .to cheer him up with: "Have you kissed the bride?" "Not lately," replied the gloomy one. Not In the Script: Overheard at the Red Snapper: "A good golfer has to break 80 but a chorus girl has to bust 36." This is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Keith Andes was imported to Hollywood as a singer after his warbling hit on Broadway in "Kiss Me Kate. 1 ' After four years in pictures he sings for the first time in U-I's "The Second Greatest Sex." MGM HAS 'round-the-clock police bodyguards for Ava Gardner and Stewart Granger during the "Bho- wani Junction" location : Pakistan. No international incident wanted. Film clip that could become a collector's item: Humphrey Bog-art wearing a dainty pink apron while washing dishes in "We're No Angels." ... It looks like Marlon Brando for the Rocky Graztano film biography at MGM. It sounds like a GoldwynLsm. but Rory Calhoun's wife, Llta said it: "Let's not jump our bridges until we cross t/iem." Closeups and Longshots: MGM fashion designer Helen,.Ro.se, who whipped up wedding gowns for Liz Taylor and Jane Powell, will do Q—The bidding has been: "South West North Eist 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass You, South, hold: *73 VAKQJ853 4>K J +73 What do you do? A—Bid four hearts. The jump rebid shows a suit that needs absolutely no support. If North has enough acts he will move towards a slam. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold- A73 VAKQJ853 «KJ +K 3 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow the same for Debbie Reynolds. ... Jess Barker, jinxed for a spell during the legal fireworks with Susan Hayward, is back on Lotsa Work street. Earned more money in the first two months of this year than he did in all of '54. ... No shore passes for Oeordie Hormel these days. He remains on ship until the Coast Guard releases him in April. DISCUSSING A NEW science-fiction film. "Forbidden Planet," Walter Pidgeon deadpnnned to It* producer: "Tell me. will this movie be shot at the studio or on location?" Dick Wesson, forced to shelve his movie career because of a serious Illness, is back on health lane. He'll play an important role In "Giant." . . . Hollywood kiddie- raising note: The Errol Flynn-Nora Haymes children are now living with Nora's mother, who was once Errors housekeeper. How to be very, very solvent: Sheree North, who replaced Marilyn Monroe In "How to Be Very, Very Popular," paid off bills that had been accumulating for year* with the loot Fox paid her Us4 year. 15 r«rs AfO In Bfytfitvif/c Eddie B. David, who has been ill for some time, lett this morning for Hot Springs. Ark., where h» will take a course of baths. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Webb. wh« recently returned here from Dumas, Ark., to make their home, will build a new house on 630 West Main, Mr. Webb announced today. The J. A. Leech residence, 104} West Main street, is being "dressed up" for spring. The entire house is being redecorated while the kitchen and master bedroom are getting new fixtures. Dr. W. R. Atkinson, professor of psychology at Southwestern In Memphis, was speaker for Uie Rotary Club today. His subject was "Psychology of Dreams". John T.enti became a new member. Biytheviile High School band under the direction of Charles O. Moorehead in its second year of competition was placed in the first division of the Northeast Arkansas Band Association which had its annual festival in Forrest City yesterday. Pig Project For Korea SEOUL t/P)—A self-perpetuating pig project has been launched at Taejon to provide more pork, a, favorite Korean dish. The project will provide a farmer with a hog on the assurance that he will return two pips out of the first litter to the sponsors. The returned pigs will be given to other farmers on the same basis. The project is sponsored by the Korean Civil Assistance Command and financially supported by CARE, a voluntary foreign relief organization In the United States. Other such projects will be set up. Egyptian Plans Space Travel CAIRO, Eeypt Wl — A retired Egyptian army officer has opened a booking office for persons who yearn to travel by rocket ships to outer space. Colonel Gahil- Nada registered his new office with the Egyptian government and asked for priority in bookings when regular flights start between the earth and the planet Mars. Things Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS I Very «oft niineral 5 Egyptian 8 White mineral 12 Persian poet 13 Region M Individual 15 Preachers 17 Rot flax by exposure 18 Dropsy 19 Dresses i 5 Feline animal 6 Mountain nymphs 7 Impudent 8 Sample 9 Parched with heat 10 Arrow poison 11 Seines 10 Ground orchid tubers 20 Angry 22 Actor 21 Walk heavily Welles 23 Before *« Seaweed 24 Stupid animal 25 Hlndu 27 Gaelic garment 29 Distant 2e Most untld > r 32 Lively dances 34 Clothe 36 Waken .17 Vegetables 38 Tears 39 African river 41 Speck 42 Favorite 44 Nick 40 Dye Ingredient 49 Immcrlv 53 Fish eggs 54 Restored confidence 5« Worm 57 Italian city 58 Branches 59 Place 80 Meet and vegetable dlih lUCut DOWN 1 Large volume 2 Among 3 Narrow ro*4 4 PlMl A, E R A T E 28 Predatory bird46 Metric 30 Italian river measure* 31 Repose 33 Blackbird 35 Inclinations 40 Fancy 43 Weariei 45 Journeys 47 Organ of smell 48 Bird's home 50 Russian river 51 Half (prefix) 32 Revls. 55 Stitch I/! l

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