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FACE SIX BLYTHEVI1.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1955 THE BLYTHEV1LLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES,. Editor, Atsistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sota National Advertising Representatives: W»ll»ce Witmer Co., New Vorlc, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Kntend as second class matter ai, the post- cJfict «t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- ir«M, October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blytheville or any auburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. S5.00 per year, $2.50 lor six months, $1.25 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And said unto them. Thus salth the Lord, the God of Israel, unto whom ye sent me to present your supplication before him.—Jeremiah 42:9. * * * Prayer ardent opens heaven.—Young. Barbs After a man Is married a year or .so he's finally conceived that he Is assistant head of the house, * * * Even a waiter comes to him who waili. * * # About the only time a man has the last word !• when he sa.ys, "All right, here's the money!" * * * A loafer is always (lad when Monday come*. Be has another whole week to loaf, * * * All that stands between all of us and a hot time Is about three months. After the Hearing, Av New Understanding Perhaps rather far from its original purpose was a significant effect of the Mississippi River valley hearings conducted here last week. For us a result both drainage and wildlife interests found » common ground where they could amicably air their problems. The wide areas of understanding revealed at the hearing came as somewhat of a surprise to many wKo have viewed as irreconcilable druinnge and wildlife problems. A member of the Corps of Engineers' staff said, "I never thought either (side) would so openly discuss their problems within hearing distance of the other." But for a long time there has been quite a bit of misunderstanding between the two. Wildlife interests thought all land owners were interested in turning the countryside into a desert with more and more drainage. Land owners were sure, on the other Imnd, that left alone the wildlife people would surely inundate every farm in the area. Thus prejudiced, neither could very well listen to the other's urgumnels even momentary. Some of the charges and contercharges arising from this situation often were ridiculous and even comic, were it not lor the importance of the issues. No one but competent engineers can answer the question, but we are of (he opinion that in this case the farmers and sportsmen of this area may have their cake and eat it, too. There is no reason to believe a stable water level in Big Lake can't be brought about without impairing drainage. And at the same time, siltation, enemy of both drainage and wildlife interests, may be worked on jointly for the benefit of all. American Economy Walter Reuther, president of the CIO wha .'s never happy unless he is •unhappy about something, says the American economy is :« serious straits. There is a considerable body of evidence to suggest that economic conditions are a good deal better than they were at the low point in the 1953-54 decline. And even at bottom level, a man like Sen. Paul Douglas, who surely did not take the optimistic view, shied away from describing the situation as g "depression." But Reuther never has allowed himself to be pampered by the evidence. If figures do not prove what he thinks they should, he simply discard them and gets a set of his own. For some years now he has waged a consistent campaign to discredit all labor statistics which do not bear his personal stamp. Reuther professes to he chiefly troubled by unemployment. In the view of most who know something about the problem, it has not been in recent times and is not now is grim a matter as he proclaims it. This does not mean that any citizen or any public official should take any 1 amount of joblessness lightly or casually. To a man out of work it is no comfort to be told that unemployment is dwing and is now "in hand." Effort to employ all the employable should never let up, But, as suggested, & good many economists and others see the present prospect as reasonably bright and getting brighter. A few even dare to forcast that within a few years the United States may actually be sufferings labor shortage rather than a surplus. They hang this prophecy on a freak . of the U. S. population structure which is expected to bring fewer new people into the working force, proportionately, then will be added to the total population in the next 10 years. According to this view, we will not have enough manpower to satisfy the expanding needs of our swelling numbera. If we are not merely to maintain but lift our standard of living in the years ahead —as we have always managed to do— then they say we must have improvements in machinery and business techniques on a huge scale. Thus we can offset manpower deficiencies. There's been a lot of talk about "automation" or pushbutton factories as a possibly grave menace to employment But if the men who foraee a labor shortage are right, obviously we'll need all the automation we can get. Of course we have no proof that these particular forecasters will turn out to be right. But if they are perhaps extremely optomistic, many other economists are at the least moderately BO. Very few share the special reservation Walter Reulher has established for himself, where the economy is ftlwayi in trouble and all the colors are dark. VIEWS OF OTHERS Wrath Justified If the cxcerpta he quoted to the prem the other day fire typical of the material Included in a teachers manual In use In the State of Virginia, it is no wonder Gov. Thomas B. Stanley got upset and ordered It revised. He cited the following pa.saaBes in a section entitled "Bases of th« Course of Study, Ainu of Education"; "Minorities, organized for advancing all types of nclrish interests, attempt to control the government, but those with the greatest resources havt the advantages. . . . "Powerful minorities secure their special Interests by subsidizing political parties, Investing In propaganda and by controlling the officials of the school, church and press ... "The minority of wealth derived from business and Industry has succeeded the landed aristocracy." From a section purporting to have to do with understanding the operation of modern business and industry. Governor Stanley quoted these passages: "The material prosperity of the modern world has been attained under the captialistlc system. "Capitalism Is based upon the principle of profit to the owner rather than service to th« masses of the people. "The capitalistic system Is not planned and lacks direction; tnus waste and economic cycles result. "Natural resources are exploited for profit. "The dependence a( the laborer upon capital tends to reduce him to « service status.' Of course, there Li some basis in fact [or statements such as these but they are in reality i combination of untruth find distortion of the facts. They tend to give an entirely erroneous overall Impression of the real facts of American life. At the very least they would make the youthful mind suspicious of the every system which had given him a safe and healthy birth and enable him to grow up to receive a free public school education. The Governor's comment was mild: "This Is an astounding revelation. We cannot plant the seeds of distrust and suspicion in the minds of our future citizens and preserve the American way of life." Indeed we cannot. It obviously is true that the contents of the Virginia teacher's manual must represent the view of at least a few persons engaged in education. It is more than po&iible that a few such persons are writing textbooks (or use Ui the public schools. Heavens forbid that a scoial science textbook written for the Junior high and the high school level should contain auch distortions. It behooves both educators and parents to be on the look out for such insidious material.—Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY I felt close to God for a minute. —Hcv. T. R. Morllz, after marrying couple 3000 in air. * * * There is still a point of contact between East and Wwt. That point is In the realm fo the spirit. —Billy Oraham. * * * MountinR surplu5es, increaslrtg cost. 1 , and declining farm prices are evldecne enough that high, rigid, emergency supports offer r.o solution to our peacetime agricultural problem.—Secretary of Agriculture Benson. * ¥ * We will keep order by force and have the means to do to.-premier Njo Dinh Diem, Indo-Chlna. The Shout Heard 'Round the World Pttir Idson't Wathingion Column — Danger of War Over Formosa Stressed by Dulles' Comments WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Three times In recent days, Secretary of Slate John Foster Dulles has gone out of his way to stress the danger of war over Formosa. Returning from his trip to Southeast Asia, the Secretary told his press conference; ". . .It would seem tia though it was quite possible at least that the Chinese Communist* do not Intend to stop until It it apparent they are stopped by superior resistance." In Ottawa he told the Canadian Parliament that he had returned from the Orient with a grave sense of foreboding;. The Chinese Communists, he declared, were emotionally determined to drive the Went out of Asia. On his way back to Washington Secretary Dulles stopped in New York to receive nn award from the Advertising Club. He said that "Chinese Communist methods may yet prove more dangerous and provocative of war" than the Russian, indirect methods of aggression. Secretary Dulles concluded his New York speech by saying that, "With national unity under the calm iinu strong leadership of President Elsenhower. I remain hopeful that peace will prevail." Thli one reassuring* utterance is overshadowed, however, by the three much more alarming warnings preceding. They may have been Intended to make the Chinese Communist leaders stop and think before launching an attack) on Quemoy and Matsu. But they " equally served notice on the American people to be prepared for another war in the Far East. From Dec. 8, 1954, when Red China's Premier Chou En-lal announced the Communists' intention to "liberate" Formosa and demanded that the United States withdraw its forces from the area, It ha.s been evident that this could be the start of World War III. The prospect of such a war has been consistently discounted in Washington up to now. It has been hoped that by some lucky break war could be avoided. Continuing cold war and war of nerves have, of course, been expected. The posslblity of stumbling Into a. limited war, by accidental Incident,, has been ever present But a hot war WHS considered unlikely because it was felt that Red China and Russia did not want It and were not ready for It. The fact that a hot war has now become more likely, as evidenced by the three statements from Secretary Dulles, may alter a lot of things in Washington. The domestic American political effect has to be considered. Up to now the Eisenhower administration has taken credit for ending the fighting In Korea. To have the fighting start up a (rain In the Formosa straits would not be good. The way thincs shape up now, the United States would have to go it rtlone in a Formosa war. Any reliance on even token help from the United Nations would be out. The possibility of a new war with Red China over Formosa has revived in Washington the argument that the Korean war was a good place to wear down, the Communists. The que*Uon of whether a new Formosan war would restart the Korean war arises. It was only when the fighting In Korea stopped that Red China felt safe to concentrate on the conquest of Viet Nam. And as soon as the fighting stopped there, the Chinese Com' munists prepared for attack on Formosa. There are sharply differing viewi on how a Formosa war might end. There Is no great enthusiasm for such a war In the U. S. today. One view is that the United States might stay out of such a war. just as Russia stayed out of the Korean war. The actual fight- Ing would be left to Nationalist and Communist Chinese. Another view Is that by enter ing such a war and by the use of atomic weapons, the United States could force a decision within a few days — a few weeks — a few months. The other extreme view Is that the only way for the United States to avoid such a war is to pull the plug on the Chinese Nationalist cause and let it go down the drain. the Doctor Says - B) , ~ ',. Si Service JORDAN, M. D. Toddy's first rather unpleasant A — My dictionary defines this question keeps coming up time ind time again. Q _ What onuses an adult to belch loud and long after every meal? Mrs. M. A — In all probability this Is the result of unconscious swallowing of air Into the stomach which as a person who is addicted lo alcohol. Addiction can be sondiered a habit which is extremely difficult to give up. Q — Would you please say something about Facet's disease Which is related t« he nipile? F. P. la later expelled. It is generally | A — In the early stages this considered a nervous habit. Some- i condition is characterized by red- times a person esm get over it by holding the mouth open after meals — perhaps by putting something 1 between the teeth — since it is impossible to swallow ilr with the mouth open. Q — A woman friend of, mine has one tube and two ovaries but the ovnry which Is on the same side aa the tube is covered , with adjiesions and her doctor told} her these would not let the ovut, ness and scaling of the skin. Later the skin "weeps" and becomes more red. It is considered related to cancer of the breast and, the treatment therefore Is surgery. P — I am a working girl and would like to know If there is any way of getting rid of ponk marks caused by acne? Miss G, A — As I have mentioned be- or egg pass down the tube for: lore there are two methods. One pregnancy. la It possible for the \ uses sandpaper and the other a other ovary to release an ovum i kind of wire brash. Both have been and that this might move com-! reported on favorably n~ a means pletely over to the opposite side ] of getting rid of the scars of acne j RS to enter the tube and thus j in some cases. A skin specialist Mult in conception? Mrs. \ would certainly know of those ar- A — Unfortunately it is not. tides and whether cither of those _ what is tenosynovltls and I treatments would be advisable in is there a cure for it? l your ciuse. Mrs. E. G.! P — Can you explain a diagno- A — This is an Inflammation otjsis, which reads hyr.ertrophic en- tht sheiuh or lining of a en-l dometrlum? Mrs. P. don. If. may com* from injury, Infection or the cause perhaps cannot be .denuded. Rest find time usually bring about a cure, though and othrr methods may be 'ssary In some cases. i«r grandmother cured deafness by putting hen oil In her cars. I would try this but cannot buy hen oil. Do you know where I can? Reader A — How hard these olrt wives' Ales do die! If I were you I wouldn't try U even if I could get — I have known of people ed social drinkers, drunks problem drinkers and alcoholics \iy question is JuM what is a real alcoholic, medically speaking? P. K. A — This a swelling or increase in thickenss of the lining of the womb. A NEW YORK assembly sn\s thai ed at making comic books funny again. Put fun on the same list as mother, the flag, the Constitution and our glorious heritage ns things our (earless politicians can speak out for. — Mattoon (111.) Journal- Gazette. THE HUD1STS were planning a costume party and were worrying about what lo wear. "Well." said one, "with my vnrtrnse veins I think I'll go as a road map."—Carlsbad Current-Art u«. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Bid Used To Shut Foi Out By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service An opening bid of four hearts is an attempt. to shut Ule opponents out, of the bidding, such a bid usually shows less than e standard opening bid so far as high - card strength is concerned. It's important to remember, WEST 4J1094 V52 » 108.1 AQJ72 NORTH 8 *AKQ653 V964 4> None + A1065 EAST (D) 4872 * A9 » AJ976 +K94 SOt.'TH 4 None 1 KQJ 1073 * K Q 5 4 2 483 North-South vul. South. W«t North 4 V Pass Redbl. Pass East Pass Double Pass Opening lead— 4 J 6 V Pass however, that you can't afford to bid for ten tricks Just because you'd like to shut the opponents out. They still have the right to double your bid. and if you lack! the proper values you may wish I that you were buck home, safe In your warm little bed. In today's hnnd. for example, Soulh made his shutout bid when he was vulnerable against non- vulnerable opponents. In this situation, an expert tends to have eight pretty sure playing tricks, since he doesn't want to risk a pen- ally of more than 500 point* Since the Soulh .player happened to be "Sonny" Moyse, editor of | the Bridge World, Ihe opening bid j fairly aurely Indicated a good play I Erski.ne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Un- Covering Hollywood: A film biography of famed comic W. C. Fields k back on the Hollywood planning board£ with Jack Oakie beaming over high level talks that may win him the role. "But it's a tough one," admits Jack, a famous clown himself. The Fields' estate still hasn't been legally untangled." Now that Oakle's made his live TV debut — on the Shower ol Stars version of "Burlesque" — he may leave his big Northridge ranch for more home screen and even film emoting. It took Dan Dailey six months to lure wealthy Jack out of semi- retirement for the show because, laughs Jack: 'I didn't think my Jit pounds could move fait eooilfh 'or TV. But I discovered they could."... New Yorkers are predicting fireworks between Joe DIMagglo and Marilyn Monroe's new manager Milton Green. A bitter feud. Reason for Marilyn's continued residence In New York — she's furnishing an apartment there. If Fox sues her over that contract, her awycrs want the action filed in N. Y. state instead of In California. The reconciled Jeff Chandlers will have less than two '.aeks for a second honeymoon. He's due on a Navy assault transport April 6 in the Caribbean for "Away All Boats." The Wltnet: A jobless movie actor, eating a cheap meal in a restaurant far from Hollywood and Vine, was horrified when he recognized a waiter as a one-time actor pal. "Ye Gads," he said, "YOU, a waiter in this Joint?" "Yes," h« replied with dignity, for eight tricks even with a worthless dummy. As it happened, of course, the dummy was far from worthless Harold Ogust. the North player, couldn't tell the exact nature ol his partner's hand, but he could feel reasonably sure that there would be a play for 12 tricks no matter what South held. There was no point to "scientific" bidding. Ogust wanted to be in a slam, so he just bid it. East's double was silly. If both of his aces took tricks, the double would produce 100 points more than a pass. It stood to lose more, for Moyse promptly redoubled. When Moyse made his contract, it turned out that the double had cost 500 points. Tills was far too big a loss to risk when the possible gain -was only about 100 points. There was nothing much to the play of the cards. Declarer took dummy's three high spades, discarding a club from his hand. He then took the ace of clubs and cross - ruffed clubs and diamonds. East got the ace of trumps, ol course, but nothing else. Q—The bidding has been: Soulh Went North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Spade« Past 7 You. South, hold: 47 S VAQJ5 »KQJ4 *K J J What do you do? A—Bid three no-lnunp. This Jump »howi about 16 or 17 points, balanced distribution and •toppen In the untiid lulls. A ilam 1« hlfhlr probable, and this Information will enable North to pick the beat ilam. TODAT'S OUESTION The bidding has been: North Eaat South We»t 1 Heart Pass 2 Spade* Pass 3 Hearts Pass ? You. South, hold: AAKJ10974 f5 »AK1 #64 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow "but I don't EAT here." This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Mamie Van Doren's new car it equipped with a safety belt lor her French poodle. Police are on the trail of a gent forging Dean Martin's name to checks in New York — 13000 worth so far. . . . Sudden thought: Will Paul Douglas' next movie b* titled, "That's What I Like About the South"? . . . Bette Davis hai her 1856 movie role all staked out. She'll play Mary Todd. Not Ui« Irving Stone best seller, "Th« Eternal Wife," but another Lincoln novel titled, "Mrs. Lincoln." IVi a comeback (oh. no) for 3-D in May when U-I releases "Return of the Creature" fa a "depth- le" to theaters with glassei In stock. . . .Doe Avedon, the stewardess who survived the perilous flight in "The High and the Mighty," and then broke her leg in a skiing accident, sheds her cast this week after two months on crutches. . . . Jack Webb and Warner Bros, are talking about another "Dragnet" theater movie. Johnny Murphy, who has been trying to patch it up with Barbara Lawrence, Is telling pals * reconciliation appears to be out ol the question. . . .Mario Lanza reports to Warner Bros, May 2 for music recording sessions on "Serenade." ,. . . Mara (the British Marilyn Monroe) Lane's kid sister. Jackie, makes her film bow in London with Jose Ferrer In "Th« Cockleshell Heroes." Exhibitor Alley is laughing about the thought , of a movie theater owner who couldn't get "The Country Girl." So he's booking "Th« Far Country" and will change it on his marquee to "The Far Country Girl." Short Takes: Overheard: "0h» wear* low-cut gowns to prova that her heart Is In the right place." . . . Rod LaRocque, one-time silent star, Is okay after serious abdominal surgery at a Hollywood hospital. He's married to another famous movie name — Vilma Banky. . . . Llzabeth Taylor, not Jennifer Jones, is now definite for the film version of Edna Ferber's "Giant." George Burns' book, "I Lovt Her, That's Why," is slated-for tall publication with magazine* now bidding,for serial rights. Th« "Her," of course. Is Oracle Allen. TV's "My Favorite Husband", loses its favorite spoiisor at the erid of the season .But four other advertisers are waiting to take over. 15 Yumrt Ago In Forty couples attended the bM- ketball dance given by J. P. Holland last night at the Hut. Mr. Holland sponsors the Hubbard Hardware team and this affair was given in honor of all the basketball players of all teams at the close of ths season. Music was furnished by ft- Negro orchestra out of Memphis. The dance started at 9 o'clock and lasted until two. Horror .and humor are the predominating notes in tonight's production of the High School play to be held in the school auditorium. These taking part are Max GiU. Betty Dodson, Vera Goodrich, Bill O h a m b 1 i n, Betty Isaacs, Mary Francis Fields. Don Wllhelm, Mary Helen Moore, Bill Morse and Hunter Hall. Mrs. Doris Morehead Us director of the play. Miss Evelyn Smart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Smart. Jr., became of the bride of J. Me,H Brocks, Jr., last night in a ceremony solemnized at the country home of tha bride's parents on Highway 61 South. Clean-Up Time Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS DOWN 1 Floor-cleaning 1 Spar tool 4 Suds-maker 8 Small pastry 12 Hail! 13 Gaelic 14 City in Pennsylvania 2 Above 3 Recurrent 4 Mister (Sp.) 5 Spoken 6 Absolve 7 Favorite 8 Mortise 24 Beads 25 Region 26 Closed car 3 15 Indian weight g g reek (i . ar d 27 Car lights 16 This should be 10 Ascend 28 Girl's name cleaned up n Har dy heroine23 Close 18 Vibrato 17 Turkish inn 31 Emissary 20 Brother of 19Enginc . Aaron (Bib.) 2 3 Rustic 21 And not 22 Persia 24 List 26 Disparage 27 Number 30 Song bird 32 Second vending 34 Approached 35 Hun leader 36 Salt 37 Chafe 39 Wing-shaped '40 Window pirt to clean 41 Every on* 42 French Morocco's capital 4S Crested 49 Secret marriage 51 Demented 52 Not one 53 Whalt genut 54 Swinr 55 Horned ruminant 58 Former Russian ruler 57 Furtive •)2 Tear 43 Century plant j 44 Skeleton part 4G Peruvian 23 Outmoded Indian 38 Social outcasts 47 What a dos 40 Waste wags basket 48 Irritable 4! Worship plsce 5C Witty saying n 31 21 fo a W L-i tl. 36

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