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PAGE FOUR RLTTKKVn.Ll! (ARK.) COURIER HEWS FRIDAY, APRIL 1, 1988 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher rAKRY A. HAINE3, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matur at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheviile or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile ?ane, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For I know not to give flattering titles; In so doing my maker would scon take me away. —Job 32:22. * * # Flattery corrupts both the receiver and the giver; and adulation Is not of more service to the people than to kings.—Burke. Barbs Cosmetics are about the only things that can make & woman's given age sound plausible. * * . * Folki in a Tennessee village «cld a mother- in-law festival. If it means another holiday, we're for it! * * . * Fashion dictates that the well-dreft>ed mnn •hould have at least a doen suits of clothes. That makes a bum out of moat of u*. * * * Advance tip for spring: work around the yard, men, If you want to keep from being a yard around. # * * A judge calls women better mi to drivers than men. Because they don't run out of gas? Social-Climbing Ulcers Many people seem to regard ulcers &» one of the prize symptoms of our high-paced industrial civilization. Even b«fort the tensions of the cold war, they were almost standard equipment in th« nation's executive offices. Comedian Fred Allen once described »n executive as an "ulcer on the end of a pencil." Secretary of Defense Charles Wilson, lunching recently with a dozen cartoonists who had been busy lampooning him, indirectly indicated that maybe lop executives are managing; somehow lo trans- ier th» ailment to their subordinates. "Heard the definition of nn executive?" he asked. "I-le'g a fellow who •wears a worried expression on his assistant's face." Still, from all accounts, it's doubtful that the transfer of pain has been quite oomplete. The lop men in our world still flock to the medics witft the old complaint. Now, suddenly, a professor conies along to say thai maybe it's the women, not the business pressures directly, lhal give men their ulcers. Dr. Benjamin Paul, assistant, professor of social anthropology al .Harvard, told a meeting of health organizations that the social scientists are exploring what he called "areas of social strain" in search of causes for ailments like ulcers. He said so-called social climbing may be playing a big role in producing them, and quite plainly he put. the responsibility for the climbing at the door of the women. Apparently they drive their men "to get ahead," so the family can move into a better neighborhood, buy a bigger house, get a better car, join a club, and so on. In recent decades, he noted, ulcers have become increasingly a man's disease. Cases among women seem to be relalively fewer as time advances. Probably you never hear a man say to his wife these days: "Take it easy, dear, or you'll gel an ulcer." If the Harvard fellow is right ,the wife would probably borrow a line from a play now making the rounds of the nation and reply: "I don't get ulcers. I give 'em." Road Shows In stage circles they've been saying for years that the "road" is dead or dying, that shows just won't go in the nation's ninterland. But a lot of people don't seem to believe it. They sent Dave Garroway and his TV show out on the road, and then Steve Allen and his gang. The real ac tof faith, though, was when Congress dispatched k traveling company to test conditions outside the capital. A dozen members of the House-Senate Atomic Energy Committee shipped abroad the atomic submarine Nautilus for some exciting test maneuvers. And while they were out somewhere iji the deep, they held a committee meeting. Records aren'l easy to check, but it was probably the first undersea congressional session in hislory. We don't know what Variety might say about this, but probably the boys went a litlle too far. You can't make much impact down there, unless you take the film cameras along. On the other hand, there are certain types of congressional exhibitions that might be well suited to the solitudes of the ocean depths. If the Navy could make some old subs available, rent-free they'd make a perfect auditorium for some of our so-called debaters. The cost to the taxpayer would be more than offsel by Ihe great savings in the time of the whole Congress. And we could always hope that Ihe intonations of Hie displaced orators would be reduced to gurgles by the time they reached the surface. VIEWS OF OTHERS Socialist Bunk Taxpayers, whose money supports the public school system, have a right to expect their children are given the proper kind of education. "Academic Freedom" has nothing to do with this, and, ns a matter of fact, there & no such thins as "Academic" Freedom. Freedom is Freedom M spelled mil in llw Bill of Flights. Thus, we note with approval, the governor of Virginia has taken measurers to recall a teacher* manual used In Unit «l,ato which contains decidedly uri-American propaganda. The stuff was written Into this particular teachers' manual in the New Deal-Socialist hey- ri«y of 11)34 and has stayed In subsequent revisions. Governor Stanley not only ordered that these manunlB bti recalled, hi; went further ami naked that an jnve.stlitatlon be made to find out if the person* who wrote the objectionable passages are Atlll nmployed by the state. The passages the governor complains of coftt serioiw doubts on the .system of finance capitalism that HUB made this nntlon the most powerful and wealthiest on Earth. Here's Just one typical pn.sfiiige; "The dependence of the laborer upon capital lends to reduce him to a .servile status." That, of, Is the old New Deal-Socialist bunk thnt gained such popularity among the H&K- Hend sot in the colleges and in the government, during the administration of FDR. — (Tenn.i News. Petty Persuasion When the $20 Income tax prn]>asiil was hack in the House on rebound from Senate rejtiction, there was n flutter of talk for trimiuiiiK it to $10. It was theorized this would bruise the federal bucl- Rpt less, but still salve the little voters at whom thfi whole Rtmmiclc was frankly aimed. OUR member even sugneslcd a $5 morsel. It was nearly half a century ago thnt most, states had finally passed laws closing .saloons on filed km days. That, wn.s bemuse the popular device of worried politician;; (lien was to "intlu- tmce" (he gullible voter with a pint nf rhnip whiskey. Between two-bit bribes by tax cash or by bottle, WP can't see much moral difference. —St. Louis Globc-Democnit. Antics of Teen-Agers If the unties ol some teen-a^ers become n bit. baffling »nd disturbing al times, lake a second look before exploding with one of those all-inclusive appraisals of the new noiu'nitiuii. The national winners ol a recent science contest chnlked up these accomplishments: An lH-yenr-olu Kumiyler, N. Y boy had photographed nnri Identified radioactive samples, measuring their tilplin and beta panicles to determine the parent nucleus from which Ihey were emitted. Is Unit clear? Another hoy built A radar sot. i.s operating it mid is studying weather causes nnri effects. He's an 18-year-old senior in the Princeton. N. -J., high school. Another I7-year-old Is busy measuring the variation in the InU'iislty of light reaching the earth from » piiriiculiir cluster ot stars. And still another has been ex peri in en I ing with solid luels for combustion engines nnd has produced an engine and a fuel that works. — DCS Moines Register. SO THEY SAY I found coiirape and the love of hope. Thftt hope stems largely from the power of the U. S. and our dedication to the cause of freedom. —Secretary of State Dulles, upon returning from Fur East. * * * The»fietion to cut tnxeK was an act of un- pnrdonnble irresponsibility to buy voles in thf 19M presidential election. —Rep. Dan Reed iR.. N.Y.) * * . ¥ If I have lonrued anything from this experifncr, it i.s thnt you can't, write tux logisliUlon in a hurry. -Sflii. Harry p. Byrd (D., Vn.) « * # I expect the controversy (about Yalta! to KO on through tht iges.— Secretary of State bulk's. 'I Can Take a Hint' Peter Edson'f Washington Column — Political Stability Is the Crying Need in Middle East Countries NKA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — It cost Ihc United States nearly $Gfl nlllion last year to feed Arab refugees In the Middle East. There ire now over HOO.OOO of these ref- ngop.s. The cost of their upkeep is only $1.25 a week per person. All of the United Nations, whose wards refugees really are, eed to contribute to their support. But mo.'it of the other na- iom Just don 1 1 pny their share. So Uncle Sam picks up the tab. Herded behind barbed wire In desert cone on tr a I ion camps, these A rub refugees nve nevlvaps the most pitiful people in the world, Nil.side the Iron Curtnln. They ire. now increasing »t the rate of 100.000 i\ ye.ur, births over deaths. When first driven out of Pales- ,ine they numbered (100,000. Nobody wants these displaced •(Mile. TluM't; is no n ruble land in he area on which they can be •e.seilled. The problem of niiiklnpr lew homes for (.hem -•- nnd net- .luf, them tiff the backs of the U ,S. taxpayers at the. same time — may then-fore take as much as ten yours to work mil. Tht: lii-y tci (his plan is lo Ret Israel. Jordan. Syria and Lebanon ayriM 1 on ImnicssiiiK mid shar- (he w:itor of Hie Jordan River Preliminary blueprints for this development have been ready for several years. Engineers know Jusi how It could be done. It would $120 million. It could develop 100.000 kilowatts of electric power. Water stored behind the dams could irrigate 250,000 acres In the four countries. And on those acres an estimated one third of the Arab refugees could be resettled. That would be a start. Sixteen months ago President Eisenhower named Eric A. Johnston a.s his special ambassador to try to get the four countries to niirue on Joint Jordan River development. Mr. Johnston has just returned from his third unsuccessful mission to the area. In April or May he will try again. By the end of this ycflf he feels there may be agreement. The main reason for nil this dil- lyjng; and dallying, however, is that the two sides — Ihe three Arab countries on the one hand and the Israelis on the other — wanted to talk more about their war with each other than about something that might promote their common welfare. Eric Johnston left the Middle Enst Just before the recent Gaza incident broke out, in which 38 Egyptians and eight Israelis were killed. The UN Armistice commission has just held Israel responsible for .stirring up this fuss.. It will unquestionably set back the Jordan plan. But this has been typical of the entire eight - year history of Israel. Every time the Middle East begins to quiet down, some new incident is provoked to raise a dust storrn, The last time it w;ts Egyptian seizure of nn Israeli freighter in the Suez Cnrm! and the execution b.v Egypt of Israeli spies. A neutral observation might be that one side w»s a guilty ns the other. But a few weeks ago, Washinton diplomats of the Arab countries were reporting that the Arab League — bastion of opposition to Israel in the Middle East — was (i dead duck. A little restraint on the part of the Israeli forces might huve done wonders in easing the tension in this area. Before there .can be any Jordan River Valley Authority to change the lot of the Arab refugees there must be some semblance of political stability. It would be of more benelit to the Middle East if American Zionists would hold Washington conferences to promote this irira than to agitate for more arms aid for Israel, as they have done. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NBA Service »y WILLIAM K. filLKOY. I). I). "The nifi of Clod is etenui! Htej Ihrnimh Je.sus Christ our Lord." So the Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 6:23. \Vhnl is thnt Rift of eternal life? Tlie New Testament hns much cotu'erniiiR- it. It \vns (he question thin Ihe fnmous rich young mnn nskrd of Je.sus — how lo attain it (Mark 10:l7--'2>. Thr Gospel of ,?nhn is full of rof-! erenres to eternal life. H is the purpose of God in Hie coming of- Jesus that men should not perish,! hut have eternal life (John 3:l5>; Uieve is \\\v );i\thrvmu of llmi unto lift- ftenial i John -):3tii; niul tiie words of eternal life are v.ith the Muster, as Peter ^;iid (John ti:(iR). Thnt rotor should suy that shows' how imu-h the quest of eternal life p wns uppermost in earnest minds, j Paul mves Timothy to "lay hold ! nn eternal lift*" il Timothy «:12». , All the Epistles const an! Iy Iny' stress upon eternal lift- us the | heritage of the Christian. . i What is ihul eternal life? And i what dors It nu'iin for men today? ; Is il 11 kind o! lift 1 that cannot he j destroyed? Dues it mean thnt men 1 die. but thai their works ^o on? Or I is it more than thnt; is H n per-; peumiion of the process of living? [ Wo tend to picture it in terms of: life as we know it; but it is quite; possible, and prohnble, that n con-; tinning life of the soul might be j very different from the life of body. Paul said, "It is raised a j spiritual body" (I Corinthians 15V j May not eternal life, mean pri-; mnrily n kind of life, the qimlity of j the living? May not the life Unit never riies ho eVrnial in that sense j because of what it is — its inherent quality In the "imitation of Christ," the embodiment of His sptm nnrt icvxchmg? T have never forgotten a sermon thnt I heard some years JIRO. I did; not happen to bo preaching on thnt i sio-v Sumltty fturi h«d ftont* to the Connropalionnl Church in i North Newton. The preacher thai i day was Dr. Martin Goshu, who is now, I believe, in Plymouth I Church. Seattle. 'Hie conventional Easter Sunday sermon, whatever Its fine quality,) lends to dwell upon the Resurrec- > lion in terms of ^ho continuation of! life nfter death. But Or. Ooslin's sermon, as I remember it, centered around Ihis question: What there In your life Hint deserves immorlftlity, or is worthy of im- morlnllty? Thnt 1* a sobering question, and „ very vital one. It puts the nmHcr of eternal life exactly where it be- linys in thought, character and conduct. It lifts the doctrine of immortality mto the challenge of life itself. Eternal life is the gift of God. But all Rifts have twofold aspects, IhosR of the giver and the reccivov, and that is true of the gifts of the Great Giver. A gift means nothing lo one who does not value it. or \vlui is unworthy to receive i(, So, immortality, eternal life, concerns what we are ns well as what God gives. Surely it would make tor greater, better living, U we could ever remember that under Gori'-s gift we nre creating our own destiny. It is the quality of living, the kind of living that \vill never die. you the simple story of how I became n ghost." Thereupon he picked up a pencil and sketched today's hand on my bed sheet.. "I was the one who doubled seven spades with the ace of trumps in my hand," he sadly admitted. "I wasn't afraid of a run-out to seven nn-tnmip because my partner was a fine player and • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Here's a Ghost Of a Story By OSWALD JACOBV \Vlillcn fur N'KA Service Most bridge >ljiyer., think that they're pretty hrtt sluff. find I blush to flrtmil that I'm no exception to the rule. One night fairly recently. Just as I wn.s retiring for (he night, I siuv a phost. "3 tiscd to think I w»s pvetty good too," said the vihost by way of opening remark. "My bids were crisp, nnd my opening lends were devnstnttng." He stumbled over the last word, nnd I pointed out that I like ghosUs who used simple Inngunge. "All right." he agreed. "I'll lell WEST 4k None V65 485432 NORTH 1 * 1 (I 9 B C 2 <f AQ J8A * None + KQ10 EAST A A ;, -1 V 10 3 3 2 • 10 7 S South 2 A •1 » ^ * 7 N.T. Pnss '6-12 SOUTH (D) A KQJ73 <f K7 4 AKQJ9 A. A Both sides vul. West North EaJt 3V Pass 6 & Pass Pass Double Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Double Opening lead—A 6 The overage guy has relatives; tha wealthy hove h«Tr&. *NU« would know that my double meant thnl I had the aco of spades. "Unfortunately, South did run to seven no-trump, nnd my partner didn't have n spade to Send. South had thirteen tricks without usinjr the spades, and scored 2440 points. My partner pointed out, of course, iliat I could have scored 100 paints for our o\vn side if I had only kept quiet instead of doubling seven spudes. "My partner also said that I had been a pretty Rood player and that he hated fo .see me go. Unfortunately he had fixed principles about partners who doubled th,e opponents out of a bad slam and into a good one. You might warn your readers, because they mifihi play with him -some day." Just before T could ask his partner's imim' t the poor fellow faded out. All I was left with was a bed sheet with a bridpc hand pen- cilled on it. Anybody vk-ho doesn't believe this story will have to wait 3fi6 days before I tell another like it. IN WHAT they called the "Rood old days" wives suffered in secret with sorry husbands. Nowadays they either divorce them or shoot them, — Greenville (S, C.) Piedmont. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA>— Close- ups and Lopgshots: Veteran Broadway star Walter Hampden, who conies to Hollywood for an occasional film chore, arrived in town recently to appear in "The Vagabond King." After a couple of days he tried to locate a scalp salon he had patronized on his last visit more than a year ago. The salon guaranteed to grow hair and Hampden, now in his mid - seventies, took a number of treatments. But he was unable to locate the scalp salon — until the other day. "No wonder I had trouble," he reports with a smile. "The proprietress shut up shop and now she has a new business in Beverly Hills. "She sells toupees!" A big movie comeback for Bette Davis now that she's let herself be Loreleid back to Hollywood for her first movie in three year:-? Uh-huh'. "I won't come this distance from Maine to Hollywood more than once a year," she told me on the "Sir Walter Raleigh*' set. But more important; "There aren't many roles that are right and good for me. I'll never have the bite about acting I once had." Even tales of the South Pacific are going "documentary" in Hollywood these days. Laughs Producer Ben Bogeaus n bout his "Pearl of the South Pacific": "In our story an octopus has to be killed before a fortune in black nearls can be harvested from a lagoon. A few years ago there would be no need to explain the presence of the octopus — he'd just be there 'guarding' the pearls and audiences would believe H. "Now, to make it acceptable, we explain the octopus was planted there by a white man to frighten away the natives. That's how much movies have changed since World War II." Fame Is fleeting note: A teen- nge Los Angeles fashion model was telling her mother about a charity fashion show staged on the grounds of a big Beverly Hills estate. "It was a tremendous mansion." she said. "Someone told me It was the home of a man named Harold Lloyd. "Tel! me, mother, who Is Harold Moyrt?" Sometimes stars turn down roles that win Oscars and sometimes studios turn down scripts that garner glory. That's ns good a way ns any of saying that 20th Century - Fox once owned "On the Waterfront" but decided not to mnkc it. Columbia will only clean up a fortune with the film. If Hollywood can rewrite his- lory, it can rewrite fiction, too MGM's film version of "The Bar Sinister," based on the famous Richard Harding Davis story, stars Jeff Richards. But the character played by Richards in the picture wasn't even in the original story. There will be a Liberate edition of an inspirational best-seller, "The Magic of Believing.". How about a Beite Davia edition of "Release From Nervout Tension" and a Zsa Z-sa edition of "The Power of Positive Thinking?" Orson Welles, who fancies himself a jack of all theatrical trades, must be gnashing his teeth over Orchestra Leader Bobby Sherwood's latest recording, "Brown. Eyes, Why Are You Blue?" In a complex blending of sound tape, Sherwood plays 10 musical instruments, sings a solo and all four voices of a quartet. The record will carry the tagline: "Bobby Sherwood and his all- Bobby Sherwood Orchestra." Danny Kaye claims that the story of his life is contained in "The Court Jester's Lament," a musical number he docs in "The Court Jester." In the song, written by Danny's wife, Sylvia Fine, Kaye sings of how he happened to become a jester. He relates how many people tried to teach him how to be a fool, but concludes sadly: "I made a fool of myself." Fernanda Lamas, on a sit-down strike against Latin lover roles, nixed a TV show, "The Cardboard Cassanova," with thanks. 15 Ytars Ago In B/yth*v///e More than 1,800 residents of Blytheville tire qualified to vote in Tuesday's Municipal election. The principal office to be filled this year is that of Municipal Judge with incumbent Doyle Henderson and George Barham as opponents. John Foster, Charles Short and Frank Whitworth are in the race for city clerk and Roy Nelson and Percy Wright are opposing each other for city attorney. V. G. Holland is chairman of the county election commission. The loan of more trucks are needed to complete the city's clean up drive it was announced today by Loy Welch, who is in charge of securing private trucks to assist in the "Clean Up Blytheville" campaign. A pie supper and old fashioned square dance will be sponsored tomorrow night by the Dog Wood Home Demonstration Club members, it was announced today. Any one interested in bringing a pie or in buying a pie is invited to attend. E. E. Alexander made the talk at the meeting of the Townsend Club last night. Q—The bidding-.has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass You. South, hold: A7 VAQJS5 + 82 AK Q J 9 6 What do you do'' A—Bid three clubs. You have a minimum open in? bid hi top cards, but because of the distribution and the strenjfth of the second suit this re bid btst describes your hand. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 47 VAKQ85 432 *K 9 7 6 3 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow A FOOD publication predicts an Oklahoma theater's experiment • with hawking napkin-wrapped dill pickles to the audience will go yreat gnus. \Ve disagree. We have tried pickles instead of popcorn at movies, and one feels so silly sitting all puckered up when Che screen is where the kissing is going; on. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. OVERHEARD from a high .school courting couple: Gal — "If you had to choose between marrying for love or for money which one would you choose?" Boy — ( Pessimistically) "Probably for love, I guess. I always do the wronp: thing." — High Point (.N. C.i Enterprise. WORKERS in a federal building in Ohio recently got rid of useless records dating back to 1389 by .burning 1 them. For a moment the j story was inspiring but • we just ' can't part with thai copy of the 19312 baseball avenmes and the re- ceipH'd bill for our first suit of long trousers. — MaLtoon (III.) Journal- Gnzotte. Books and Authors Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 One of "The Little Women 4 Author of "The Sheik" 8^-Irmingwav's 'TK nncl Ihe River" ! 12 "Something About " 13 Region 1H Author of the "Rubaiyat" 1T> Number Ifi Sweetheart 18 Came in 20 Clocks DOWN I Allot ' '1 Level 3 Shakespeare's "Two of Verona" 4 Milk depot 5 Sea eagle G Conductor 7 "Take it on (he " 8 Kind of lens J* 2fi Italian poet 27 Lack - 28 Ascend 9 Moslem priest 29 Individuals 10 Partner 31 Complainer 11 Ages 33 Expunge 17 Indolent 38 Heavy 19 Consumed 40 Consent ;2I Minslrcl poem 23 Part 41 Man's name 21 Heroic poetry 2 4 Academy <ab.)42 Kind ol 24 EncoiiraRe '25 Nude firavure 28 Group ol three 27 For 30 Photographic device (32 Eye medicine ;34 Amphitheatres •13 Stale 44 Dickens- heroine, Little 4fi Italian priest 47 Lacquered metal 48 Within (prefix) ,50 Book of the Bible (ab.) 35 Shade of red 38 Lair 37 The ol Capri 39 Prayers 40 Century plant 41 King of Judah 41 "Home on the n OIK ot the quintuplets 4fl Suppresses 51 Electrified particle .MFar (prefix) 53 Withered 54 An wives' K Hernldk band 5fl Indigo W 36 W U n

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