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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 13, 1954
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FACT SBC THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TH* COURIER NEWS OO. H. W HAINZS. PubUsher A RAINES Editor, AsslsUnt Publisher D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 13, 1954 """ Sole N«tion«] Adrertising Representatives: WaUtM Witmtr Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atl»nt», Memphli. _ ' Entered u second class matter »t the post- office a» Blytheville, Arkansas, under act o! Con- greis, October 9. 1817. Member of The Associated Press _ ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES^ By curler In the city of Blytheville or «nj «uburb»n town where carrier service li maintained, 25c per »eek. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. »5.00 per Mtr, 12,50 for six month*, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 milt zone, »12.50 per year payable In adrance. Meditations Whereunio ? am ordained a preacher, and an ipostlc, (I speak the truth in Christ, and He not;l a teacher of the Gentiles In faith and verity.—I Temothy 2:7. * * * The minister who would be most like the Master must go and, like Him, lay the warm, kindly hand on the leper, the diseased, the wretched. He must touch the blind eyes with something from himself. The tears must be in his own eyes over the dead who are to be raised to -spiritual life. Jesus is our great exemplar.—Hall. Barbs Maybe a snob doesn't want, to associate with you for fear you'll learn you don't want to associate with him. * * . * One of the easiest thlnrs to do Is pick out Hie wronf size in a Christmas present. * * * Smart elderly folks are the ones who don't shovel walks because they haven't the heart to do It. * * * If you insist on going around corners on two wheels, bicycles arc a lot cheaper than autos. * * * The minute somebody Is forced to play second fiddle In a home real harmony is threatened. The Mississippi: An Old Landmark And Progress Too often, we think you'll agree, we fail to appreciate and make proper use of the things at hand. Both personally and as a city, we may ignore familiar, hut valuable assets. It is easy to overlook some of our economic and aesthetic treasures. And one which will he of increasing importance to the people of this area is the Mississippi River, long looked upon by many as a sort of enemy which must be contained between high levees. True, the Father of Waters makes quite a formidable foe in times of high water, but he can be a friend of immeasurable value, too. We were reminded of this when we noted that some 1,200 tons of soybeans were loaded last week at Cariithersville. They'll be shipped to New Orleans or, by the coastal canal, to Galvcaton, Tex., or to Mobile. Prodigious amounts of cement for Blytheville Air Force Base arrived by river barge and were unloaded at Barfield. The river has given up tremendous amounts of a good quality sand, also being used in the construcliim of base runways. Make no mistake about it, the River is still a prime transportation medium, just as it was in the days of Mark Twain. And Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri, lying midway between manufacturing points along the Missouri, Mississippi and Ohio valtirs and southern and southwestern distributing points, are indeed fortunate. As this area becomes more industrialized, the Mississippi River will continue to play an increasingly important, part in our growth. Wise indeed "'ill In- the Mississippi Valley communities which press to take advantage of this nation's main inland waterway. National Highway Program President Eisenhower knew what he was about when he chose Gen. Lucius D. Clay to head his advisory commit tee on a national highway program. The able, keen-minded general has now demonstrated the wisdom of the selection by coming up with some thoroughly practical revisions in the program. Most important, he and his group will advise that the overall cost of the program be cut from the originally proposed $50 billion to $24 billion. Clay describes the higher figure as "desirable but not entirely practical." What he means is that the committee could find no feasible way to finance the larger cost. And it has wisely con- cluded that the important thing is to devise a plaij that could be reduced to hard-cash terms. The present federal highway program calls for allocation of federal gasoline tax revenues to the states on a matching basis in the amount roughly ?600 million annually. Under the new plan, tax funds for this phase of road construction—covering regular primary and secondary routes—would be allocated at a rate of $550 million a year. But according to Clay's estimates, federal gas and oil tax revenues come to a billion a year, and the remainder of this take could he used to support the federal revenue bonds over a 30 year period. If, as expected, gas and oil consumption rises over the years, even more money would be available to guarantee the bonds. A separate federal commission, perhaps somewhat akin to a state turnpike commission, would he set up to issue the bonds and presumably govern this phase of the program. And from this solid financial base could spring the system of national highways which are the essence of the President's initial proposals. All this is rather grubby stuff, but necessary if the ambitious program is to be anything more than a planner's dream. We are long past the point where we ought to be dealing in dreams about our lagging highway system. If General Clay's sensible suggestions can now be given final polish and sold to Congress we may be on the' way to the first real solution we have had since World War II and a swelling population plunged us into this dilemma. Hearty, Presidential Timbet Political specialists have been saying for months that Adlai Stevenson has the best chance of being Democratic presidential nominee in 105(i. And now it seems some of his strongest potential competitors arc beginning to agree. The latest is Sen. Estes Kofauver of Tennessee, who gave Stevenson the closest run in 1002. Kefauvcr, fresh from wide political tours in the • 1954 campaign, says he himself is not a candidate for the next try. This is something of a suprise, for it had been generally assumed that his energetic, travel this full WHS not without selfish political motive. It may well have begun that way, but very possibly the star is not shining too brightly right now. .. Earlier, Governor-elect llarriman of New York, an automatic political power and presidential prospect because of his victory in a top stale, look himself out of die 1!),")(! race and plumped for Stevenson. It's early, but things look pretty good for Adliii. VIEWS OF OTHERS Confusing Names "I see plainly,' MI id Ihr man who fuiow.s nothing about flowers but has nv.mieil ;i cordon-loving wife, "that. I shnll have to li-urn how to id! tin* flovvcr.s from the " While there may not stvm to in- any cmnifc- tion, inuny of tin- one \\<\vr nnniry. \\M\\ iT^mWc many ot the other. <in annual. M»untis if it mifiht be n disease of the skin. Hemophilia is n, helmpnila lias a lovely blue blossom. there is no apparent reason why hifcmiia should not be the mime of a flower instead ol a dangerous mai.-idy, and petunia Mimrthmp niTe>Mi.itini; n visit to the doctor. In view of these conhi^ni; nv»emnl,ii!ees. a flower ipmmumi.s might, be i-xcu.M'ci it he wondered whether » leafy Krmmrt-cover .niidn be "erysipelas," find if sMpi^lo.ssis were eontai:iou>. •- Laurel (Miss.t Leader-Call. 'You Can Nave It Cheap—It Only Costs Lives* Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Old Joke Is Brought Up to Dale; Businessmen Dont Like PX Trade WASHINGTON—(NEA) — There were .some ancient whiskers on a story told in this column recently about Ancurln Bevan and the late Ernst Bevin of the British Labour pnrty. According to this story, relayed from London, when an associate argued that 'Ni Bevan was really his own worst enemy, Ernie* Bevin had commented tartly :"No( while I'm alive." Old timers In Washington recall that this same story was told in the early days of (lie New Deal. The Into Son- "Cotton Ed!' Smith ot South Carolina was supposed to have made the crack about President. Franklin D. Roosevelt. Anyone having still earlier versions of this same Joe Miller is invited to Contribute, It will probably develop that the crack was first uttered about Julius Caesar, by Brutu.s. Air Force Secretary Harold E, Talbot gives this delinition of "peaceful coexistence." You exist if you're too tough to tackle. You perish if you're weak mid unready. Bulgarian refugees trom communism, reporting to the Free Europe Committee in New York, say they ha ye been receiving letters trom their homeland, ur^hu. 1 ; them lo return. One refugee recently (,;ot a letter fro in his wife, still in Bulgaria, sayintr that, .she had recently been visited by Red officials. "They told. me. to toll you (hut in case of your return, they would pardon you," she wrote. She left the decision up to her husband, and she made this extremely clear in her letter. Then she significantly added: "Interesting things have been happening here. Ivan, Boris and Georfji have been arrested and sentenced to 18-20 years in prison. They must have committed a crime against the State." The- United Nations headquarters in New York has been getting far more wear and tear than had oriyinnlly been estimated, nccord- IHK to its Director of General Services David B. Vaughan. He explains this is due to the large number of visitors, the guided tours and the extensive use of lounge areas. This, has caused furniture and equipment to wear out eight to ten times faster than had been expected. UN has just had to appropriate, $170,000 to replace worn-out fixtures. Department of Defense has been having a tough fight to keep its post exchanges and commissaries for .service personnel. Most of the opposition comes from local merchants near military bases. They ob.icct to the competition and the cut prices which armed service stores can furnish, because they don't, hiive to pay taxes, rent, or show a profit. On the other hnnd. Defense De- piutmiMU officials maintain that these fringe benefits are necessary to keep the lower-paid uniformed personnel in service. Businessmen then like to point out that the Eisenhower administration Is dedicated to removing government competition with private enterprise, so why aren't all these government retail outlets abolished? So bitter has this argument become that an official of the National Retail Dry Goods Assecia- tion recently wrote to Air Force Secretary Harold E, Talbott, asking him what flyers wanted with refrigerators, radios or ranges, anyway? Secretary Talbott wrote back that many Air Force officers and enlisted men were married and had families, and that they were entitled to just as good things as any other people in America. Youthful assistant secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Roswell B. Perkins offers this formula for becoming a successful leader and government administrator: "It is my firm conviction," he told a meeting of students In New York recently, "that the greatest single key to success is to look on even,' problem that comes to your desk not only from the position where you sit — but also from the position of the last man in whose lap the problem will fall." Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Uncovering Hollywood: Kim Novak, Hollywood's new blue - blonde dazzler who turns Columbia's "Phfft" into "Wow!" for us men, may have to wince over the "another Marilyn Monroe" tag for a while. But it Won't be for long. Even if her name was Marilyn before Hollywood changed it to Kim and even If she plays the same kind of sex-charged doll in 'Phffft" that Monro plays in "The Seven Year Itch." The new 22-year-old glamor babe, an ex-model from Chicago who made Columbia brass reach for a long-term contract after her first movie, has individualistic class as well as a classy chassis. Kim's Kim—and she's headed for big-time stardom to the tune of "All by Myself." It's costardom for her now with Guy Madison In "rive Against the House" and then comes her first starring flicker, "Antonia." a big :olor epic with a turn-of-the-century Montana background. Director Phil Karlson says about the Kim doll after she sang a torchy song in a slinky black dress for "Five": "I should have been an agent. If I had 10 per cent of this girl, I could retire." Oh yes, men. The initials of her full real name —Marilyn Ann Novak—spell out MAN. Man, oh, man! Danny Kaye's still a television holdout and his reasoning on the subject is more logical than most anti-TV stars. He told me: "I don't hate TV. But I believe entertaining should be a joy—not a chore. I'm too busy doing what I'm doing to take on TV, too. The only annuity I have is the longevity of my career, I'm protecting It by avoiding TV." There will be no punch-pulling when MGM films Lillian Roth's best seller, "I'll Cry Tomorrow," with Susan Hayward in the girl- meets-bottle role. Lillian's green- lighted all the sordid details, saying: "The book can only be filmed truthfully. The only way a moral or lesion can be given Is to tell the truth." DANA ANDREWS isn't worried If some of the big public relations kings throughout the country are unhappy over the decision to produce "The Bulld-TJp Boys," the novel that- tenrs aside the curtain of secrecy to show how high-pow- the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. SO THEY SAY We will fiplit if we mii-^t to protect our freedom and our honor, but we will do all we reasonably can to avoid a fiplit. The best and only way of n voiding war Is through stivnmh.— O;'r.. James Doohttle. You have to hope t.hnt you ran (live in peace with RusMai. or look forward to wur . . . We're nil on the .same planet ... It must, be done. — 1> tense Secretary Wilson. * * * An automobile is a parkn&e. 'it i.s basic in pack- i\Rt i design that they don't s-piH o\u.— Dr. Horace Campbell urge.s &afcr automobile. * ¥ * Unless we make an effort to understand the culture of that <Ru.ssi;in> people. . . we will never comprehend why our motives are misunderstood. —President Eisenhower. # -Y- * I can't believe I'm that old. -Mrs. Irin Dmid, on 100th birthday. Thousands and thousands ol adopted eluktrcn live in mutually happy relationship with their adoptive parents. In too many instance.*;, however, either, the children or the rouph 1 .-, who have iiclouted (hem struviuK- with difficult problems because not emmd! care and (bought was taken m imikiny the adoption in the place. The question o{ artopiimi ly eoim\s up for couples who de| sire children but do no: .-epni to have any of iheir own. On tin* other side there aic it it an: s or children who have- been deprived of normal family life l>v re.i>on of illegitimate birth, death ol parents, or per ha [is erononiie disaster. When properly planned, therefore, adoption may be a splendid answer to the problems of both. There arc tour questions connected with adoption which, seem to come up more frequently than any others. The first and most important comes from couples who wish to adopt :t child and want to know bow to RO about domi; so. This should be more than just n spur of the moment decision; adopting a child is no! n relationship which should be entered into lightly. The physical condition both of the prospective adopted child and of the adoptive couple should be Riven serious consideration. The hereditary background and religion of the couple and the child's natural pcironis should nl^o be matched n.s as possible. Failure to do these thinps is responsible for many of the sad adoption cases on file with welfare rtpencies. Getting a so-called black market baby is the most common cause of unhappy and unsatisfactory adoptions. The eh.inees of making a .sun able inn ten nf the adopted child uro greatly improved when reliable welt re Rent.s nd physicins are consulted and involved even though the wait may bo longer. Another kind of question is that which comes from Mrs. W., who wants to know if she and her husband, who are 41 and 44 years ; old. respectively, are too old to j adopt an infant. This question is : most difficult to answer since it ! involves the health and economic conditions as well as other char, actoristics of the couple. I Assuming that Mr. and Mrs. W. i are physically, emotionally and • economically able to adopt nn in, tarn, they should probably look 1 ahead frankly as to how they will • feel about it in 10 or 15 years . and whether they believe they will : ihen bo able and willing to cope ' \vuh the problems of adolescence, ! education and the like. . I Another common question is | whether an adopted child should j be told that he or she is adopted. i Most of those who have studied j this question seem to have decid- | ed quite definitely that a child should be told as soon as he or she can understand it and that if this is properly done real good is accomplished. * AN YOUTH, when such things teemed to matter, we are battled by the "g" on such words as gnu and pnaw, and asked our teacher if there were some rule to govern the .spelling. She said "gno."—Nashville Banner, There isn't much sense in saving for a rainy day—you won't be able to get Q cab anyway. «NUB •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Duplicate Bridge Is Worth Trying By OSWALD JACOBY Wrillen for NEA Service Duplicate bridge is one of the most enjoyable forms of our finest card game, but many bridge fans are shy about trying it. They need have no fears since there is at last a. splendid book to introduce them to the game, from the most elementary to the most advanced points. "If you're in a bad contract in a duplicate tournament," observes my associate. Alfred Sheinwold, in NORTH It tricks -without the slightest difficulty _ five hearts, a club, a diamond, and two spades. This will probably get you only a near-bot: torn. You get no match points for three no-trump when everybody else is making four or five hearts. "The only hope is to play for 10 tricks at no-trump in the hope that only IS tricks can be made at hearts. (There is no play for 11 tricks at no-trump, so you must resign yourself to a bad score if it is possible to make 11 tricks at hearts.) "You win the second trick with the king of clubs and immediately finesse dummy's Jack of spades. If the finesse loses, the defenders will run their clubs and defeat the game contract. Even if this happens, you have still made the right pla. The score for being set will be only a point or so worse than the score for making nine tricks at no-trump. "If the spade finesse works, you will have 10 tricks at no-trump: three spades, five hearts, a diamond and a club. This gives you a chance for a geod score. If the diamonds are obliging enough to break 3-1, the other declarers will lose two diamonds and a club at their heart contracts. You will have a fine score for 10 tricks at no-trump, and you will compliment your partner on his risky but brilliant pass." ered experts guide big businessmen and politicians. He's sticking to the book, arguing: 'Hollywood's done stories about ministers who weren't all they should be. But thai doesn't mean all ministers are bad." Terry Moore's added Robert Clarke to her list. ... Gregory Peck will star for Pox in the film version of the new Hamilton Basso best seller, "The View Prom Pompey's Head." ... Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz will laugh up another movie for MGM. But this time they'll film it themselves — on their own tele-film-producing lot. CONGRATS TO Pier Angeli and Vic Damone, whose wedding was in such good taste. Proof that a Hollywood wedding doesn't have to be a circus. Zsa Zsa Gabor was kidding French comedian Pernandel on the "Public Enemy Number One" set about his cheese-sniffing newspaper and magazine photographs. "I can get you a Job like that," said Fernandel. "What would I advertise?" asked Zsa Zsa. The Frenchman's icy reply: "Goulash. 1 * Baby LeRoy of the old W. C. Fields' comedies has been mustered out of the Navy and is now a UCLA student. . . . C. B. DeMille finally topped himself, with 82 assistant directors for the Exodus mob scene in "The Ten Commandments." Cameras rolled on the scenes for 10 days on location in Egypt. Sigh from a director of B flickers: "Imagine having 82 assistants all saying 'Yes.' ' UNFORTUNATELY for the 11- year-old they don't seem to be giving grades on report cards for ability to recognize the 1955 motorcars. Florida Times-Union. LOSING candidates' pictures on the billboards ocntinuo smiling as bravely as ever, which perhaps should remind us that the quiet courage of resignation can be as beautiful as the Joy of anticipation. —Chicago Daily Tribune. ISN'T IT FUNNY the way your wife always remembers your classmates that made a big success in life but can't recall a one who is down on your rung of the ladder? —SumroervUle (Ga.) News. IT'S STILL hard to get around the fact that we never heard much of Juvenile delinquency until we were snowed under with "child psychology."—Southern Editors. IT'S A GOOD thing to close your eyes to the devil. But be sure it's not a wini.—Savannah Morning News. 75 Years Ago In B/yth«v///e— Dr. and Mrs. Walter Stovall. of Washington, D. C.. left yesterday for their home after having visited Dr. Stovall's brothers, W. H. and J. R., and their families. The crown of the queen of the freshman class of the University of Mississippi, Oxford, rested today upon the head of Miss Jean Stacy. Miss Stacy is the daughter ol Mr. and Mrs. E. A. Stacy. Mr. and Mrs. Joe T. Blythc. of Detroit, Mich., came yesterday to be guests of Mr. Blythe's sister, Miss Leila Blythe, for a few days. VKJ107S 4 87532 *8 WEST CAST 4Q87 A 10 M 32 V642 V93 »KJ10 »<3 + 01052 +AJ14J SOOTH (D) 4K95 TAQ8 • A964 *K96 Beth sides vu!. South West North But 1 N.T. Pass 3 T Pass 3 NT. Pass Pass(!) P«M Opening lead— + 2 his brand-new book "How to Bid and Play in Duplicate Bridge," "you must look for any desperate maneuver that may salvage a few match points from the wreckage. "West leads the deuce of clubs, and East wins the first trick with the ace. East returns the (our of clubs. "Your first step Is to prepare a lew choice remarks to make to your partner at the end of the hand. He should be pl»yinfr the hand ftt four hearts instead of letting you play it at three no-trump. He would lose a club and one or two diamonds, milking either ten or eleven tricks. "At no-trump you CM run aim Musical Moments Answer to Previous Puzzle] ACROSS 1 Violln'i 3 He sings "On the Lone Prairie" 4 Speed 5 Musical instrument , 6 Monthly partner 4 " on the Range" 8" Sticks" 12 »-_ Night o, . Love 8 Plant of onion 13 Encourage (amily 14 Man (Latin) 9 shar p en 27 Mock weddingW Gudrun's | IS Legal matters |Q p ers j an poet serenades husband 116 Musical ,, Mail 28 Lap dog (ab.) 43 Walked compositioni , 7 Ap tit u de 29 Hymn ending 44 Binding 18 Landed 19 Amphitheater 31 Morals 46 Ireland 23 Animal 33 Drift 47 Nested boxes 24 French friends38 Go to bed 48 Guide 25 Moslem judge 40 Excavates 50 "That Old 26 Large 41 Anoint of Mine" . propertiei 120 Fend off : 21 Before 12 Competent 24 Land measure 1« Kind of • musical club ' 27 Watering place 30 Mode 32 Rsiigiom tonf 34 Thick 35 Hit ,J6Knight'« Utl« : 37 Male dew 39 Level 40InMct K frifmtntt 42 Garret ' 49 Vine'l p»rt : 4S Com* to P«« .SICompiH point ;UHorte'l(>lt J4 A|t M Hom«n d«U M Unuplrated STTUrf DOWN 1 Drill IMtvttttk JN §r it w 1 " 10 GT

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