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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, APRIL 19, 1955 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURfER NEWS CO. H. W HA1NES, Publisher HARRY A. I1AINES, Editor. ABlstant Publlshec PAUL D HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. ^^^^^_________ Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9. 1817. ^_ Member of The Associated Press ' SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or »ny suburban town where carrier service 1« maintained. 25c per week By mail, wi'.hin a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per year. 52,50 (or six months. S1.2S for three months; by mall outside SO mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations So A»ron »nd his ions did 9ll things which the Lord commondcd by the h»nds of Moses.—Levlllcui 1:36. * * * Obedience is the Christian's crown.—Schiller. Barbs People already are planning to get In the pink on vacation—then get out in the sun and wind up in the red. * * * Some trailer! »rt built »lon f Pullman linen. Flndlnt Ihe windows so hard to open must be mnnoyinf. * * * A judge aays imprisonment gives a man R chance to find himself. He certainly doesn't, have to look far. * * * Some Insect! couldn't lurvive If It weren't for the e»rly mornlnr dimpntM. Dew or did * * * A fighter in the west was suspended for not ..trying. He got the gale instead of Just part o! it. Propaganda Forum Trie Communist axis counts upon scoring a major propaganda victory nt the 29-nation Afro-Asian conference at Bandung, Indonesia. But an alert West, working through its friends.nt the council table, may do much to reverse the result. The task will not be easy. Red China's Premier Chou En-lai may well play the leading role. Though largely sponsored by India's Premier Nehru, professed neutral, the meeting's roster significantly leaves out South Korea, Nationalist China and Israel. But despite the evident effort on somebody's part to loud the rosier against the West, the lineup has its favorable aspects. Only two of the participants have outright Communists regimes. Six are neutral, eight can be classed as anti- Soviet, and 12 as positively pro-West. It is from this latter group that important support can he expected for Western policies in Asia and Africa. Particularly, two Manila Pact powers, Pakistan and the Philippines, plan active advocacy of truly democratic freedoms in opposition to the fraudulent Red variety. The Communists will bo dispensing anti-West venom with their usual spray- gun tactics. We are going to hear about U. S. "warmongering," the menace of the American atom bomb, and the grinding inhumanity of the capitalist system. Meanwhile the Reds will be strutting in their usual phony pence pose, bearing the dove high aloft to distract attention from the bulging weapons benoath their tunics. And we will get the old refrain from the Kremlin Alley about the won- derous healing effects of communism on mass poverty. Fortunately for us, we will have in addition to our friends at the council table some 65 U. S. correspondents prepared to present the conference's deliberations in full and truthful perspective. The story they tell can be of immense value in counteracting the inevitable floods of Red Poison. For the Communists the Bandung affair has taken on added importance since the colossal flop of their recent 18-nation gathering at New Delhi, India. That meeting, called under informal sponsorship of certain Indian leaders, was so blatantil a Communist shouting forum that even Nehru puled out his Congress pearty elegates on opening day A third of all delegates failed to show up We must pray that our diplomats have schooled our friends at Bandung in American and Western views so that these will be a forceful offset to the terrible Red tirades ahead. Up to now our efforts to get the American message across in the less privileged lands of Asia and Africa have not met with smash- Ing success. Bandung is » great challenge. We w»nt to s*v* the un-committed .Afro- Asian peoples from Red slavery. The slave-masters will be decked in their most alluring garb at this meeting, spouting attractive offers. It is a rare chance for us, not merely to strip off the false attire of communism but to show the strength and substance and humanity of the free democratic peoples. VIEWS OF OTHERS Carter Worse Than Critics Hodding Carter, Pulitzer prize-winning editor of the Greenville, Miss., Delta Democrat Time*, has had the reputation of being a man or superior attainments and qualities. Recent devlcop- ments In his controversy with the Mississippi Legislature over the is.sue of segregation indicate the reputation was founded on flimsy substance. The Mississippi legislature made a mistake, in our opinion, when It voted 80 to 17 to condemn Carter, a M-called liberal, for things he said In a recent issue of Look magazine about the "Citizens Councils" which have been formed in Mte- slppl (or the purpose of maintaining racial segregation in that state. We think some of the things Carter sflid about the councils were intoned and unjustified. Whereas the councils are made up of leading citizens who have made it clear from the beginning that they would not resort to or tolerate any kind of violence or Ku Kluxlsm, Carter said in his Look Article, which of course was read throughout the nation, that the movement contained the seeds of terror —It control should fall into the wrong hands. That WHS a national libel against Ihe atate of Mississippi—uttered by a Mlsslwippian. However, Cmtcv hnf. a right to express himself on issues of the tiny—even if he is wrong. The Legislature should not have called him a liar and H scalawag. But in his low reply to the lawmakers, Carter was much worse than the Legislature, '•Those 80 character mobbcrs (the legislators who voted for the anti-Carter resolution; can go to Hell, collectively or singly and wait there until I back down," Carter said in a disgusting editorial in his newspaper. "They needn't plan on returning." There was no need for the use of such gutter language In Curler's reply to the Legislature—and no justification for it. In so staling **he .showed the people of Mississippi—and others™that, Pulitzer prize notwithstanding, he is seriously lacking In Judgement, taste and refinement ;md save strong evidence lhat there 1 is not much to him.—Chattanooga News-Free Press, Pentagon Vagary We saw In the paper the other dny where Spider, a white and yellow tom-cat of doubtful parentage, hopped a ride on a jet piano's landing gear from Montgomery, Ala., to Greenville Air Force Base. We are not particularly surprised. After nil, every cat Is supposed to have nine lives, and we guess that nny of them with a yen to travel and love for speed can afford to risk ten percent of his living tlce in order to get where lie is going In ft bigger hurry than he had ever known before. It was another Horn in the story which gave us a little puzzlement. When the plane landed, and Spider wns discovered tucked away in thf landing gear mechanism, he was removed and given tender mlnlsti'iilHins. Then a telegram was cent of ih.sllvliiK time In order to not where he is Base, giving Spider's description, his lag number, nnd other details Including the Information that he was not harmed except for being a little denf. The message was signed by HIP "Biir.e Veterinarian.' Moreover, It. was sent to the "Base Veterinarian," in Montgomery. Now, what in the world are jet plnnr bases doing with veterinarians' Calvary detachments have long .since disbanded and surely there are not enough high flying tom-cats to warrant the pres- sence of nn animal dot-tor on a full time basis. Strange, Indeed, Is the way of the Pentagon. Jackson iMis.s.) Slates Times. Tempting A r.incher-ollimm out In Texas has offered his 17.T employes IW.T had though* everybody In Texas wn.s similarly M'lf- em ployed) the handsome sum of $50 ft head if they'll quit smoking beteewn March 'J.S and December 15. Whether this means the hands would swear off just brhvci'M these two dates or whether it would be a permanent thing we don't rightly know. But the proposition mm l be attractive, even to a Texan. To keep what simie cull a healthful resolution —and get pmcl lor it! Nothing of this sort was ever proposed to mother when she was tempted to RO off mayonnaise or to junior when he was urged to foreswear rock candy. In the one instance she might reduce nnd in the other he might duck « dental bill, but this was all nebulous and without any assurance of cash dividends. Fifty dollars to swear off! That's enough paper money, properly broken dawn, to enable your average Texan to light up full five cigars with!—Asheville (N. C.> Citizen. SO THEY SAY There is absolutely no need for the Dixon- Yates contract except for the desire of this administration to wreck TV A and give Messre. Dix- ou and Yates a tat bonanza of profit.— Son. Estos Knfauvcr iD., Tenn.). So long us the decisions of this court are regarded as a bulwark of human liberty, Just ^o long will the name of Robert Jackson be remembered for his high personal character, his dedication to American principles, and hi* de\otibn to duty.— Chi*/ Justice E«rl Warren. Now to Take On Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Et Al. Peter Edson's Washington Column— No Easy Task to Take Inventory Of Yourself, Congressmen Told WASHINGTON —NEA)— Here is the score card (or 84th Congress activity after three months, or hnlf of the first session, according to Rep. Omar Burleson (D., Tex.): "Nearly 7000 bills have been Introduced; 178 reports have been tiled; 12 bills rmve become law; about GO roll calls have been taken; 50 new lobbyists have been registered. 'The Congress Is taking a few days' recess for Easter. Perhaps during this breather nnd during the time which holds a religious significance for millions of people, members of Congress may tnke nn. Inventory of themselves ... It Is an easy matter to take an inventory of the accomplishments of the Congress. But It is not an easy matter to -take an inventory of one's self." Sen. NorrU Cotton (R,, N. H.) suspects that members ol Congress are so loaded with special briefings find advice that they sometimes ignore plain common "The Intellectual subtlety that abounds In Washington is enough to make your head swim,'* says Senator Cotton, Here arc some of Ihe examples he gives: "College professors lecture us on the finer distinctions of the philosophies of government. Diplomats brjef us on the delicate phases of world relations. Sociologists last rue t us on the causes of crime nnd delinquency and the psychological background of race prejudice. "As for technical knowledge, ' adds Senator Cotton in a letter to his constituents, "If you could sit with, us in committee rooms listening to scientists, military experts, and economists expound on everything from atomic energy to stockmarket, you would quickly realize that while We certainly need all the information we can get, too much exposure to technical knowledge can confuse the lawmaker and divert him from the direcj,, simple reasoning ol common sense." The installation of milk vending machines In the Republican and Democratic cloakrooms of Congress has given Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson a big Hit. "In those very rooms, through the years, the problems of the dairy industry have been discussed upon thousands of occasions," he told the Pacific Dairy and Poultry Assn. at Us Salt Lake City convention. "Now Congressmen have the menus of attacking the dairy surplus problem through consumption as well as through legislation." A vast Increase of "Parrot Moil" has been pouring into Congressional offices, according to Rep. Enrle Wilson (R., Ind.K Parrot in nil consists of identically worded letters written by different individuals living many miles from each other. "Obviously such writers are loots of high pressure operators who themselves should be too smart to resort to such methods," says Representative Wilson. He cites one example that fooled him completely. Several weeks ago he heard from one ol his constituents with whom he had cor- responded over the years on a number of, matters. The letter was and the requested Information supplied. "Imagine my chagrin and annoyance when, a few days later, I received an identically worded letter from another constituent who lives several counties removed from the first. I am sure they were not acquainted," reports the Hoosier Congressman. What did he do about it? "I did Just what anyone would son. "I sent them identically-worded answers. It was no more than they deserved." All congressmen keep a pretty close eye on their mail from home but sometimes it gets pretty dls- cour-'ging. Rep. James C, Wright, Jr., (D. Tex.) reports that a member ol the Lone Star state delegation got a telegram from a constituent who didn't like one of the Congressman's recent votes. "Enjoy your self," the wire said tersely. "If; later than you think." Another Texan got a wire from home demanding that the Congressman do something to get the cowboys and Indians off television. After Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D., Minn.) Introduced a bill to abolish the antiquated Electoral College voting- system to rubberstamp the election of President and Vice-President, he got a postcard from Hazel I. Dannecker, of New Castle, Ind. It read: Well, it isn't nine*! of a college For it's never produced, to our knowledge, A good football team, And so it would seem It might just as well be abolldged. the Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. AssuminR lhal n person from, birth to death sleeps an average i of 8 hours In each 24, and that I this person lives to the a^c of 70, over 23 years of his lifetime will be spent asleep This simple calculation causes finite a Jolt but it certainly docs make sleep look j important. If one must spend so much time sleeping, tossing and turning in bed while trying to get to sleep seems an awful wa.^te. Under such cir I cumslflnces not only does one fail j to be refreshed by sleep but also j the time Is lost from active pl:ij*| or work. Furthermore, too little i sleep leads to fatigue and lack of j energy, so that full zest for the • waking hours is also lost. I Too few hours ^l sleep or less sleep appear common, pur j ticularly among those who live in \ clUes or are engnsed In intellec j tual or desk work. However, many I of those who complain of insomnia sleep better than they think they do nd are resentful if told they have snored peacefully mos of the night, j Worry is doubtless one of the j principal causes oi insomnia. This i worry can result from thinking about one's business >r profession Just before goluR to sleep, concern over faintly or financial troubles or nything else which keeps the mind active. Some people are able to get into a proper frame of mind for falling asleep by engaging in some hard work just before bedtime. Others find rending quietly produces the desirable state of prebedtlme re-; Inxnllon, Violent exercise before bedtime or heavy entiii" usually interfere with sleep. A short stroll may be All right nnd a drink of warm milk or some other fluid is often equally helpful. In other words each person who suffers from insomnia should experiment with what prebedtlme occupation s best suited to his or her own needs. How much sleep does « person need. At about 15 years old the need is said to be from 9 to II hours. At 20 years, 8 or 9 hours is considered best. In adult life there is considerable variation; .some people need as many as 9 hours sleep a night and others not more than 6. Again this is A matter which each person lin~ to find out for himself or herself. As Ions i\s a person steeps reasonably poimcily and feels refreshed in the morning after sleep, it cnn bn assumed that enough ! .s being obtained. One question which comes up trequently In the life of someone Miffering from loss of sleep is the use of sleeping pills. The sleeping-pill habit is easy to fall into and it is wise to be \ware of the fact that once started on, taking sleeping pills regularly, they are likely to be taken more and more often nnd in larger and larger doses. This ran lend to a very undesirable habit. In fact, there are many cases of chronic and even acute poisoning from the use of sleeping pills, so It is far better not to rely on them regularly but to conquer any sleeping difficulty J by safer methods. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE To Lose a Game So Many Ways By OSWAtD JACOB! Written for NEA Service When today's hand was played In s recent tournament In Atlantic City, the results were varied and entertaining. It was interesting to see how many ways there were of NORTH (D) 4 AK 108 » A J 5 < *K52 WEST *>43 »A73 41082 + QJ108 EAST AQ72 » Q71U 4A974 SOUTH «J65 f K J 10984 « K9 *63 Neither side vui. North Eut South W«* 1N.T. Pass 4» Fist Pass Pass Opening" lead — A Q PERSONNEL Supervisor: "What pun-tons experience have you had j and what, work hjive you done?" { Applicant: "1 was secretary. All i I hud to do was look like a Rirl, l think like a man. act like a Indy and work like a dog."—Carlsbad Current-Argus. A BRITISH Industrialist says there is as much reason to link lung cancer with air pollution (smoke and smogt n.s there Is with smoking. Blimey, old chnp, d'you mean we must quit breathinR, too? r —Greenville tS.C.' Piedmont. j Erskuie Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Mr. Hollywood Goes to Town: The white lotus blooms were typical of Cecil B. DeMille. They were arranged in a bowl on a marble-topped table just barely seen by A camera focused on Anne Baxter and Yul Bvynner. The DeMille research department had said that the only white lotus blooms comparable to those of ancient Egypt now grow in British Guiana. "So we'll order them from British Ouiana," DeMille said. So six dozen white lotus blooms were flown to Hollywood from British Guiana, for the first week of filming DeMllle's biggest movie in the history of the screen, "The Ten Commandments." Before the 112-day shooting schedule is over. 50 dozen more will be flown to Hollywood. With a budget of $8,000.000 to spend, DeMille could afford lotus blooms from British Guiana. But they art only of minor importance in the "Fabulous'^ department of Mr. Hollywood's 70th motion picture in his 42nd year of movie making. There's DeMille himself—a spry and agil 73-year-old whose favorite seat on the set is atop the tallest available ladder and who amzed Yul Brynner. who plays the Pha- jaoh Rameses II, on location in Egypt last fall. They were about to film a scene in the pursuit of the children of Israel by Pharaoh's chariot horde. A chariot, drawn by a couple of wild-eyed Arabian horses, was brought up for Brynner to lead the mad chase. As Brynner told it to me: "I was about to step into the chariot when DeMille walked up and said, 'Pardon me, Yul.' He got into the chariot, flicked the reins and was off. He made a big circle at a full gallop, then pulled up the horses and smiled: .." 'I just wanted to be sure, Yul, that It was site for you.' " It'i always DeMille, the master showman. Perched atop his ladder, he addresses his cast and crew on a public address system with a gold-heacied mike. During a scene he wpiirs sensitive earphones so he doesn't miss a single sigh. After a scene, he makes strange signals with his fingers in the direction of Anne Bauchens, his film editor for 38 years. Only Anne knows what they mean. There's also peMille, the mu who sees all. And again, it's *n imazed Mr. Brynner saying: "An eye like this I've never seen before. There's P. jewel out of place on my belt and, I'm at least 50 yards from DeMille. He yeUa, 'cut' and says: 'There's something wrong with Yul's belt. 1 " It's scene after scene of pic to rial brilliance in VistaVision, not the white lotus blooms from British Guiana, that adds up to a budget of 58,000,000 for "The Ten Commandments." As the stocy of Moses is told, from bullrushes to Mt. Nebo, DeMille will show the building: of the great city of Per-Rameses the plagues inflicted upon Egypt the exodus of the children of Israel their pursuit by the chariot horde the Pillar of Fire, the parting if th» Red Sea and numerous other momentous events from the Bible. There's a galaxy of. stars in the cast—Charlton Heston as Moses Anne Baxter, Brynner, Edward G. Robinson, Yvonne de Carlo, Debra Paget, John Derek, Nina Foch, Judith Anderson, Sir Cedric Hardwicke, Vincent Price, Martha Scott, John Carradine, Henry Wilcoxon and. 10,000 extras in the scenes filmed on location in Egypt. Paramount is predicting the film ill gross $100,000,000. The bookkeeper wouldn't lift an eyebrou- even if DeMille bought all the lotus blooms in British Guiana. Or even if he bought British Guiana. with equally poor results. In a few cases, South took dummy's top spades, returned with the king of diamonds and led the last trump, discarding; a spade from dummy. East was squeezed and usually squirmed and discarded the queen of spades in order to keep the diamonds. This made it easy for South to cash the jack of spades. In one case East casually blanked his queen of diamonds without the slightest squirming. South decided to try the diamond finesse, and East took the last two tricks with his two queens. Q—The bidding has been: North East South West ! Heart Pass 2 Spades Pass 3-Hearts Pass ? You, South, hold: AAKQ7-I VKJ53 »ACM *3 What do you do? A—Bid four no-trump. 1 You use the BlackwotHi Convention to find out whether or not to bid seven hearts eventually. At worst, you will stop at six hearts. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in he question just answered. Yoiij outh, hold: MKQJ974 VK3 »A32 43 What do you do? 15 Ago In Blythtvitli Mrs. C. E. Crigger and Mrs. R. N. Hill entertained nine members of the Mjple Grove Cemetery Association yesterday at the Crigger home. Tulips formed the centerpiece for the dining table yesterday when Mrs. Hunter Sims entertained the Tuesday Club and two guests, Mrs. W. A. Afflick and Mrs. Charles Perm. When Mrs. Russell Farr and Mrs. Paul Tipton entertain the Music department oi the Woman's Club tomorrow afternoon at the Club House, the music of Stephen Foster and Carrie Jackobs Bond will be presented. Miss Alice Wylie Utz of Nashville, Term.,, is spending several days here with her aunt, Mrs. Russell Phillips. Mrs. H. H. Houchins is recovering from a week's illness of influenza. POME In Which Is Offered A Slant Concerning. People Who Haven't Been Doing Exactly Right By Others: Persons with a sense of guilt Load their conscience to the hilt. — Atlanta Journal. A SMALL BOY spa t out a mouthful of too-hot food, then looked up to see all eyes at the table focused on him. Calmly he observed: "I know some fools who would have swallowed that." ^— Memphis Press-Scimitar. LITTLE TOBEY was telling his mother about the day in school. "Mother." he said, "today our teacher asked me whether I had any brothers or sisters, and I told her I was the only child." "And what did she say?" asked his mother. "She said. 'Thank Goodness!' " — Rocky Mount (N. C.) Telegram. OPPORTUNITY is bound to come your way — but don't expect it to wait until you get ready. — Hamilton County (Term.) Herald. Singing Star Answer to Previous Puzzle 5 ACROSS 1 Singing star, 11 Amphitheaters 7 13 Tranquil 14 Rounded losing a mnkeable game at hearts. Whenever South played the hand at four hearts, which happened ftt most tables. West opened the queen of clubs. The defenders took two j club tricks and forced South to ruff i the third club. j Declarer now led a (rump to [ (he queen and another trump to force out the ncc. West led a fourth 1 round of clubs, making South ruff «'!;•». South now needed the rest oi the tricks. In most rases declarer drew the j last trump, saving three spades [ three diamonds In the dummy, t Ensl likewise .saved three of each suit. Some declarers now took the spud* llnrfsft and lost the name, j Others look the diamond finesse 16 Pedal digit 17 Sudanese Negroids 20 Ardor 22 Yes (Sp.) 23 Sleeping places 24 Famous garden 26 Armed ficet '29 Corded fabric ,11 Eternity 32 Uncle Tom's friend ,1,1 Put on .14 Each 37 Require •10 Drove 41 Part of "be" 4.1 Mild oath •IS Age 46 Scrawny person 49 Written form of Mistress 50 Light washer 52 Giri'.s name 5-1 City in Wisconsin 55 Term used in horseshoes 56 Winter vehicles 57 Soothsayers DOWN 1 Dull finish 2 Interstice 3 Peruse anew 4 Of (suffix) 5 Cereal grains 6 Mounds used by golfers 8 Packed in graduated series 9 Lake in New , York 10 Schemes 12 Observes 13 Female ;ainl fab.) Ifl Harrow inlet 21 Sea nymph 2:i Prohibited E|S 28 Satellite 30 Mocc.-i.sin :M Antenna 35 Swagger SGOrsnn of hearing 38 Type of fur 39 Small fish 2") Cr.-jnuiar snow-JO Gorman 27 Crimson misters 42 Promenade 44 Former Russian rulers 'in Oriental coins 47 Indian (var.) 48 Departs 51 Diminutive o( Sidney 53 New Guinea port

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