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/'PAGE FOUR (AMT) COURIER NKWJI TT&LINBBDAY, iArtTTAXT BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COUHIER NEW6 CO. H. W. KAINES, Publisher KABRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publleher A. A. FREDRICK8ON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt Ustioiisl Advertising Representative*: Wr>l«e« Witmer Co,, New York, Chicago, DetroH, AUcnU. Memphis. Kntered u second elast matter »t the po*t- Oftlee at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Con- •TCM, October 9, 1917. Member of Tht Associated Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any •uburban town where carrier service I* maintained, 25e per week. By mall, within a radius of SO mllet, 15.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1,25 for three months; by mall oulside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Jesus answerer! them, and said, My doctrine b not mine, but his that sent me.—John <:16. * * * Doctrine IF something that Is sought Applied to religion it is something that God teaches. —Joseph Shlpps. Barbs Some people's social standing comes by the quart. • * • It's smart to keep quirt about it H jou'rc a •elf-made man—unless you did a mighty good job of H. • • * An astronomer says the sun will be cold In IS year*. It's about as sensible to worry about that aa most of the things that worry you. , * • , • Y<m shouM be happier If you helped Chrlst- naa SnU do some very clever and useful tricks. • * * You'll bars untfl about > month after Jan. 1 to keep on writing 196i—if you're an average Coping With Red Kidnapers Is Weird Puzzle of Our Time Th« Hungarian "trial" of the four An»rfo«n flyerg who accidentally strayed w»w Hungary'g border was a perfect ••ample of the Communist gangster nwntaUty at work. The men were con- Tic** dof violating the border and each fbMd 1 80,000, with the alternative of ttoM months In jail. Th« transparent falsity of these char- 0M redaoes this to a plain ease of kid- naping for ransom. Perhaps the Reds r«ally would like to get their hands on $120,000 in American cash, since ours it valued currency even behind the Iron Curtain. Possibly all they seek is to try once mora to humiliate the United States. There are 70-odd Americans who have been held unjustly in satellite prisons for far longer terms, and for whom there is yet no definite hope of release. Thig newest case abundantly illustrates the failure of American policy to deal effectively with these ruthless kidnap- ings. But tt ia no easy thing to decide what we should do to discourage the Reds. Unluckily, It is not enough to say •we have been "too soft" and must hereafter be toughar. The question always is: Tougher in what way? Presumably we could try to send a military force after our outraged nationals. Or we might bomb Prague or Budapest or whatever capital happened to be the most recent offender. But does any one imagine this would not lead to Red retaliation, with strong prospect of a general war? Hard as it is to know some 80 Americans are suffering in Communist hands, do we want millions to die in the effort to freethem? If we say no to the use of force, what is left? Strong talk, the severance of diplomatic relations with offending countries, stiffer economic measures. But we but understand that there is utterly no guarantee that any of these steps would produce the result we seek: Freedom for our imprisoned citizens. We've already tried some heavy economic penalties in the attempt to free William Oatis, Associated Press reporter held in Czechoslovakia. So far they haven't worked. To cut diplomatic ties might mean only to isolate our citizens further. And certainly mere talk, however tough, isn't likely to impress the Reds This is one of the real puzzles of our times. The kidnaper always has an ad- rantage nince he holds the individual whose release is sought. The man who can figure out how to pay of Communist abductors in marked bills while they deliver their victims unharmed will dc- eerv« the dipomatic award of the year. New Low Air Coach Fares Mark Aviation Milestone A long time back the Civil Aeronautics Board told major airlines it would make a major pronouncement next March 1 on the future of air coach tourist afr« services within the United States. The CAB has, however, tipped its hand on this by issuing an appeal now that the lines sharply expand their coach service and cut fares below the present $110 one-way transcontinental rate. The language used in this plea makes it unmistakably clear that the board ig convinced of the economic soundness of low-fare flights and believes they should be a permanenl part of the aviation picture. Three airlines already have responded by filing for lower fares from New York to Miami and New York to the Pacific costst. The continent-wide trips would be slashed from $110 to $99, possibly ?88 from East to West, if these requests should be granted. Not all the big lines have been heard from, but at least one other is known to be eager to expand its tourist trade and will probably go along with the cuts proposed. Up until these developments, air coach activities were officially temporary, pending CAB's analysis of the wisdom of the policy. The big question, of course, was whether the lower rates would actually tap a new market of travelers or merely take business away from the higher cost first-class flights. The evidence indictaes the former. First- class f light B have tipped their volume while the tourist service was building. Beyond any doubt this is a milestone in the history of American civil Aviation. At a time when costs are rising on every hand, when various competing modes of transportation are hard put to make ends meet, the commercial airlines have found it possible to offer reasonably good service at reduced prices. The frills are missing—no meals aloft, one stewardess instead of two, less elbow room. But the flights are more more being made in the best and fastest planes. All the patron loses is luxury. By now the advantages of this kind of thing have been so often dwelt upon they need not be reviewed in detail. Suffice it to say that wider travel for many more people will now be possible. Flying speed is a crucial element to a man with little vacation time. When the price of going from New York to California suddenly comes within his pocketbook range, a whole new world has opened for him. The domestic airlines,are to be congratulated for their readiness to take the risks involved in the air-coach experiment, as are Pan American Airways and TWA and the foreign airlines for at last getting together on an arrangement for overseas tourist service. If only the business news read like this move often! Views of Others The Face of a Soldier Every now and then there will appear in the news columns a picture of a soldier worn by the tolls of war. In the picture we can read the story of battle and battle's terrible toll—eyes dull, glazed by fatigue, face unshaven, hair unkempt, weariness apparent in every line of the soldier's body. A recent picture of Sgt. Andrew Nlckol, 24 years old, of GullUzin, Pa., was no different from the others. It was quite a bit different, though, from the way this young man would look if he were home in his Pennsylvania town and not fighting a war ainlci the forbidding brown hills of Korea. The picture serves to remind us of the great gap that li«\s between our way of living among the blessings of an abundant country and the way of living of those who are abroad fighting our fight for vis. We at home seem so prone to forget the grim reality ol the Korean fighting. Time and again we have failed to supply our quotn of blood needed so urgently at the battlefront. Time and again we have to be reminded of the need for cooperation In the matter of civilian defense and of the need for facing up to the problem of establishing an arieqlinte military-training program. Time and again unthinking citizens find themselves cutting corners, profiteering, cheating themselvei as they cheat the country's war effort. We have to learn to close our ranks so that with each of us shouldering his proper share of the burden we can pass through this troubled time. Tf we keep before our minjd's eye a picture of our fighting man In Korea we will find our share of the burden to be no burden at all. —THE NEW YORK TIMES SO THEY SAY E. H. ford Fountf Lord Could 'Work Wont/ers' As So/vof/on Army Did Favor, Since Repaid By CLAOTM! T.. SPARKS (Courier N*wi Kt»« Writer) "Thi Lord can n'ork wonders." Thus spake Eddie H. Ford, Bljr. thevllle insurance man who 20 yearn ago— by hte own assertion— entered Salvation Army headquarters In Little Rock a habitual drunkard and emerged with a sobriety and faith In God which he says has now lasted for two decades. Mr. Ford recently celebrated * "sliver anniversary" at the corner of Fifth and Main Streets In Little Rock, where • quarter of a century ago, drunk and "for a Joke," he first accepted a Salvation Army skillet to work for the Army at Christmas time. Mr. Ford collected $4.4« in a full day's work on that d»t« and returned each year until he "got religion" in 1931. "When I went In that Christmas of 1931," Mr. Ford recalls, "I was so drunk I didn't know I was In there. "But when I came out, I was cold sober and I haven't touched a drop since. The Lord can work wonders." He received an orchid last Christmas for being Little nock's outstanding citizen of the week while manipulating the ','Army" skillet for the 25th time. One of Blythevllle's most active civic workers, Mr. Ford snys he has since practiced his religion In every- to help on any civic cause. 1 One of his PAYS DEBT FOR 25 YEARS-Eddie Ford "found himself" with the _ ........ = ......... ^_ day life and he Is "never too busy ald of tne Salvation Army In Litle Rock a quarter of a century ago, and since then has repaid the "Army" by helping the organization collect corltrib " tlons each Christmas season. During the Christmas holidays Just young Dell girl, Jean Martin, who was born without legs. Mr. Ford said he helped her acquire artificial legs while in her teens and «he was thus able to walk or the first time In her life. She Is to be graduated from Dell :lgh. School this year. The son of an Arkansas planter, 25th >' ear 'eter Edson's Washington Column — Campaign Headquarters Set Up -Now All They Need Is Gen. Ike Phillip H. Ford. Mr. Ford was born at Helena Oct. 1, 1886, and came to Blytheville in 1931 with a surveying party for Drainage District 17. When his father died, he was seven years old and two years later started full-time work as office boy for W. D. Reeves Lumber Com- panv of Helena. "I've been working ever since," he says. His record of employment substantiates this as his Jobs have in- S« FORD on Page 8 WASHINGTON. <NF-A>—"Eisen- ower For President" headquarters pened here In a MS a day, sixih- oor Shoreham. hotel suit*, com- lete with everything except a can- idate. The regular, national headquar- ers for the new Crusade in America is in Kansas City, but Washington will be the "working" headquarters, it was explained. The Washington quarters consist of a big living room, nice dining room with bay window, two bedrooms, bath and Peter Edvjn itchen. There i« a nice Southern xposure. Dixiecrats please note. A few desks have been moved Jllo this plush residential suite, ending a somewhat incongruous ote. The office staff was a little ague on which desk would be Eis- nhower's. Who Is putting up the money for tils headquarters? Pennsylvania's Son. Jim Duff, who presided at the pcnlng, said he didn't know. He said it would be necessary lo sk .Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., f Massachusetts, the campaign tinnager, for details. Like, General Eisenhower, Sena- or Lodge wasn't present nt the opening, Clarence V. Beck, former Attorney General of Kansas, reasurer of the Eisenhower campaign. Senator Duff said he was ure there were no large contribu- ions of money. Sen. Frank Carlson of Kansas wasn't present at the grand opening, too. He is to be manager of the Washington headquarters. But he got caught In a Kansas snowdrift. All Is Rosy Optimism There was no indication that this was considered symbolic or prophetic of the manner in which the candidate might be buried under a snowdrift of votes, come convention or election time. Just the other way around. All was rosy opti- had sent around any mism. Nobody flowers, which usually go with gala inaugurals. But on the walls were red and blue posters and streamers, "We Like Re!" And they gave out campaign buttons reading "I Like Ike." Things also were cooking in the kitchenette. Hot coffee for iree. Official campaign literature isnt ready yet. But on the walls were a couple of big bulletin boards, filled with magazine and newspaper clippings. They were headed, "Inside Ike." "Why Eisenhower Will Run." "Eisenhower is Available Says Senator Carlson." "Ike For President Opens Los Angeles Headquarters." "Ike Can Carry Georgia." "Eisenhower on First Ballot Say.s Senator Lodge." A statuesque receptionist named Nancy White, with a big smile on hr face and ribbons in her hair, decked the ribbons with campaign buttons and gave the photographers a workout. Senator Duff, Just back from 20,000 mile tour of the U. S., reported a great grass roots movement for Elsenhower. Technicolor was really necessary o do justice to the opening ceremonies. An end wall of ths huge iving room was covered by three wide red, whito and blue (artl- 'icial) silk drapes. Against the cen- :er white drape was a four-foot- by-six-foot photo of Ike. He was in civilian clothes, wear- ng his famous smile and looking iver so much like a candidate. NO COMMENTS FROM MICROPHONES There were three microphones in front of the photo. But they never came to life. Not even whispered "Yes" "No" or "Maybe." The picture gave only silence, so big Jim Duff served as mouthpiece. "Could the General's silence on the question of his candidacy be considered as giving his consent to the campaign to make him Presi- Senator Duff was asked. Senator said "Yes!" He dent?" The pointed out that In IS48, when the question of Eisenhower's candidacy once over lightly- By A. A. Fndricksoa Things apparently are getting a little dull out United Nation* way and some of Hie brethern seem to be finding time hanging heavily on their hands. And to ward off such an affliction as boredom or en. cessive leisure, there's nothing like a project. Anyone with a nickel's worth, of back on mankind, geneology of. imagination ean drum up a project but even 1! the new ideas refuse to crystallae, one can always foil General a head in Vermont, the issued an unequivocal statement, taking himself out of the race. This time there has been no such statement. But when asked, "What is the most definite assurance General Eisenhower tm given any Republican leader that he would be-a candidate?" Senator Duff had to" dodge the question. His advice was to ask Senator Ledge, Senator Duff did add. however, that, "If I were not confident of General Eisenhower's availability, I wouldn't be here myself this morning." Where would he be? "I'd be In Florida, fishing." The DOCTOR SAYS By EOWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Written for NKA Service Mrs. O. K. asks for a discussion of the difference between epilepsy and convulsions, Some children do have convulsions which do not appear to be related to epilepsy, even though convulsions or (its are the most important sign of the latter disease. Those youngsters who have convulsions of this sort are usually somewhat "nervous 1 children, but neither this nor any other feature of their physical or mental makeup seems to explain why they should develop "fits." But fortunately they seem to get over the convulsions as they grow older without having suffered any permanent ill effects. But any kind of convulsion should be Investigated. This can be done much better now than in the past, thanks to the discovery and development of an instrument which measures the electrical waves in the brain. It Is called an electro- encephalograpVi. Not only are the waves' which can be recorded by this machine different In epilepsy from those of a normal person the information which Is obtained is of great help In deciding the seriousness of the epilepsy, what medicines to give, and how the patient is responding to treatment. The least serious variety of epilepsy is called petit mal; in, this there are usually no convulsions but only spells of brief loss of consciousness. The treatment of petit, mal is likely to be quite successful with the drugs which are available today. The more frightening form of epilepsy, known as grand mal, Is accompanied by convulsions and loss of consciousness. A typical attack does not come without warning. On the contrary, most of those who suffer from attacks get peculiar sensations for days or hours before the fit takes place. These sensations are called the "aura" and they may take different forms. Sometimes the aura is noticed in the vision, sometimes It is merely a strange feeling in the abdomen. The attack itself is often more unpleasant to the onlooker than to the one who has it. A loud scream or cry may occur at the beginning. The victim quickly becomes unconscious but muscular movements .ay occur such as a drawing back f the head tightening the fists and traightenin? the legs. Horrible Feeling The face gets red and a person vho has never seen an epileptic at- ack may feel that death is close. But the victim recovers, and hav- nsz been unconscious remembers othing about the attack. The purpose of treatment at present is to make the attacks less .evere and farther apart. While reatment is not yet perfect many are helped by (he drugs available and the outlook is by no means as dark as it used to be. Fall back the UN boys have, and they are set to boot around th« history of man. * * * <*1 .. FOR ALL I CAN make out ol* the UN's global gregartousncss, a refurbished history of mankind may be just what the organtiatto* needs. However, It strikes me that the boys have waited a little late to concern themselves with what man has done hitherto. From history, we are told, we earn of man's previous mistakes and how to avoid them. On th« ther hand, we are told that history epeats itself. Despite many heavy- idcted hours spent in history class- s, I am still trying to tie these two ^remises into some sort of logicaj conclusion. As long as history in- ists on repeating Itself, it seems hat dwelling on mnn's past errata caches us only how to make ths me mistakes In new ways. I have the funny feeling that wrhaps our only choice, asids rom the breeding of a new race of man, lies in either ignoring the past and making the same mis- akes, none of which have proved ompletely fatal yet, or succumbing o the theory. that history will repeat itself despite all hell. At least •ve might have a little better idea >f what was upcoming. REASONS ING, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization is all steamed up about ipdating existing biographies of man. It is going to be an impres- ive project. Eleanor Roosevelt will be proud of her tea-party cd- eagues. This history of .man wlH fill «ix •olumes. It will contain three mil- lon words. It will take five years o piece together. It will be written iy 75 scholars. It will cost S600.000 o jot down and bind. Most of which will be coughed up by Uncle Sam, chief tab-picker-upper ' ol the IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSK1NE JOHNSON XEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Movies* Without Popcorn: Lana Turner is panting in the arms of Fernando Lamas on the set of MGM's "The Merry widow." But it's in the script. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — „., . . . , . . . ~ B. (Izzy) Thomas of this city 1 he steppcd-up, fast-nnrt-Junous j hpls resis ned his position as a Junior portion of the famous walu scene , accountant for the Arkansas Otillis being (ilmcd and Lnna, huffing and puffing, leant against her costar for support. Agnln and again, the two stars as the camera soars a crane to photograph I shall marry one day, but only a princess, I consider this my Imperative duty. Of course . . . the choice is automatically very limited.—Prince Bertil, of Sweden. whirl diz7.ily upwards them. Time out and I strain to overhear the conversation between Lana and Fernando hoping for a romantic morsel for fans who dote on the off-screen heart didoes of stars. Romantic? Lana. gasping for breath, pokes Fernando In the ribs with her elbow and says: "Mother told m« there would be flays like this." • • • Two scientist*, played by Andrea King and Peter Graves, are waiting for a message from Mars lo flash on a giant television screen. in "Miracle From Mars," the first independent production of Anthony Vetllcr and Donald Hyde. Against a background of strange laboratory equipment, Including B hydrogen-powered motor. Andrea and Peter turn on switches and pull levers. Finally six white parallel lines ap- penr on the video screen and the stars register great excilement, "Whatja expect?" an asM director mutters to an agent visit- Ing the set. "Dagniar?" Srene-Stealer l» o Ham Judy Holllday and newcomer Alrto Ray are the stars of Columbia's "The Marrying Kind." However, croan mast being used as a prop ies Commission to join J. F. Lent! and company, public accountants. Mrs. J. A, Leech. Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Little, Mr. and Mrs. A. Conway, accompanied by Mrs. Will Norman, of Mayficld. Ky., will leave tomorrow for a motor trip to Mexico City. They plan to be about three weeks. Bowl results: Rose Bowl: Pitt 21, Washington U. 0 Sugar Bowl: Santa Clara JI, LS, U. 14 Cotton Bowl: TOO 16, Marquette 6 Orange Bowl: Dequesne 13, Mis sissippi State 12 Havana Bowl: Auburn 7. Villanova 1 San Francisco: Bast AllStars 3, West 0 •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Play of Hand Hinges on Bid By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service What Is the correct way to play the heart* In today's hand? The answer does not depend solely on the hearts. You have to know the contract and you may have to seek other Information as well. For example, suppose South stops at four hearts. It doesn't mattei In a_butcher shop sequence Is steal- how he plays the hearts. He can lose only two hearts and a niat- lug their thunder. Set visitors gaze in awe at the ler how badly he plays the hand .— HOUA-WOOD M Fa*e « ' In Jhlt c»M any plijr Is the eorrcc Dlay. To go to the other extreme, suppose South bids seven hearts. He cannot afford to lose a trump trick ;o he begin the suit by play- ng the ace in the hope of drop- ling a singleton king. This Is a 'orlorn hope, but better than noth- ng at all. When the contract Is six hearts. South does not know how to handle -he trump suit until he has tested ihe club finesse. He therefore takes the first trick in dummy with the ace of diamonds and finesses the worm *AQJ + 109SJ CAST *Q10975J IV 4N. T. • * SOUTH ff» 4KI09 V A 10684 2 «6 + AQJ North-South ml. Wot North Bui Pas. J» Pa« Pa» 5V Pass Paw Pas« PMC Opening leit — » 10 :rumps to win the first trump trick, only one trump will then be left out against declarer. South will be able o capture that one trump with thi ice of hearts as soon as he regains the lead. If the club finesse had lost. South would have needed to play thi trumps for all the tricks. In tiia case, he would have laid down the ace of hearts in the hope of drop ping a singleton king. ,he mtcrnity. That means you and I will own a piece of the merchandise vhen the Job is finis. Don't, however, put off anything mportant while waiting for the postman to cart your complimen- avy copies to your door. Anyone who wants the six volumes will ante P, and I expect no mad scramble when the sale starts. Spread over hree million words. $BCO,000 figures out to 20 cents a word which is too much tariff for reading matter for he bulk of us. - * • • PURPOSE OF ALL this scholar£* work says UNESCO (sounds like a cracker company, doasn't It?), is to 'correct to a large extent present misinformation and national biases." How one can correct present misinformation in a lousy three million words will be something to Several zillion words are on 'ile in Washington but the boys there come up with new misinformation every day. They can't even describe It all in three million words. And I'm not _qulte clear on how one goes about correcting e. national Sounds like it might hnve something to do with federal political patronage,.which I will agree could use some correcting. This history is to run, UNESCO says, from the origin of man to the present. That rather sounds like the controversial origin-of-man problem has been settled, perhap* by some minor UN subcommittee which hasn't gotten around to publishing its report yet. It should be an interesting chapter. If a Dar^ winian slant Is taken, however, rri afraid the lirst and last chapters of' the six-voltinie set will only serve to bring out one embarrassing point: perhaps it would have been better U man had left this world to the apes and zoo cage. retired voluntarily to a Woodland Walk Answer to Previous Puiz!« HOniZONTAt 5 In autumn 1 Evergreen tree leaves are nrndiirinir «<•« 8 Mulberry tree 8 Writing tool 9 Body of water 10 Forever (poet.) HTurkish coins 13 Natural fat 18 Greek mount 21 Pinochle hold ings 22 Climbing vine 24 Condemns queen of clubs. When this succeeds South assumes that he will not lose a club trick and that he can therefore afford to lose one trump trick. He cannot, however, afford to lose two Irirnip tricks. South can afford lo take the safety play of crossing to dummy with a ppade to return a trump. When East plays the nine of hearts South merely covers with the (en of hearts. After South has mad? this play, he can relax. The only trumps mtss- tn* are !he king and (he jack, If West ««n product ont ol these f of mouth 12 Chemical salt 14 Straightened 15 Roams 16 Be borne 17 Sullen 19 Table scrap 20 Playing card 21 Disorder 22 Solitary 23 Soaks 25 Ocean vessel 25 fiaxen'riolh 26 Daisy tree 28 Peculiar 29 Tavern 30 Travels through water 3 3 Stabbed 37 Covers 38 Intend 39 First woman 40 Malt beverage 41 Listen 42 Sly (Scot.) 43 Coats with metal 45 Small body of land 47 Yucca-like plants 48 Tops 49 Small willows are 50 Entitled VERTICAL 1 Cotton cloth 2 Omitted 3 Scandinavian 4 Consumed _J A > O t=l 5 0 W to J, 5 D 1 ti Ef N U A 1 c. » t K C (, 1 r c ^ *; I 1= A t\ > A T P S 1 XV K R 1 <: ^. t=> L_ & <;-. K A. r ^ < i f-> W A 1= ••7 N = M u; d F= K S T .bi T A W A [7 A f~> A e ft. j *=, f ^ Z 1 •^ 0* 4 N K 1 1 i, ~y - ? = A z> A, 0, 1_ I E -y f = O 3 ^ 27 Of river banks 35 Made level 30 Strikes 36 Acts 31 Smooth- 38 Untidy branched tree 41 Assist 32 Fancy 42 Slender 33 Ocean 44 Pedal digit 34 Fasten again 46 Health resort 1 30 3 •JT s-pr

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