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PAGE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS TSB COURIER NIWB CO. H. W HAINB8, Publisher HARRT A. BAINI&. Editor, A«stit»nt PublUhe PAUL D. HUMAN. AdTtrtkiii* Mincer BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURrER NEWS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 23, 1954 Sole National Adrertlsiin Representatlrei: W»ll»c* Wltmer Co., New Tork, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphk. " «n»««<! M Kcond claH matltr at the pcwt- offlce at Bljrtherllle, Arkanaai, under act ol Con- grew, October I, W11. Member of The Associated PreM SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier »errlc« li maintained. Me per week By mail, within a radius of 60 miles, J5.00 per ytar, $2.50 for six months, 11.25 tor three month*; by matl outside 50 mile tone, 112.50 per year payabk In adranoe. Meditations He treath hlnuelf ID hk anger; shall the earth b* forsaken for thee? and shall the rock be removed out of his place? — Job 18:4. Anger is the most impotent passion that accompanies the mind of man; it effects nothing ft goes about; and hurts the man who is possessed by it more than any other against whom k i» directed. — Clarendon. Barbs parents at least have the satisfaction of knowing that time cures everything—even youth. » * 1> It's more fun to sit back and think things over If they are things you've done well. * * * Some Christmas ties we've seen on display remind us that shoe poluihing cloths Eire about tlw same shape. * # * Things tort of even up. Some married'men give dictation all d*y long and listen to It all evening. « # ¥ If yoult thinking >bout giving dad a wallet for Chrlctmu-what will he use It for? Schoolroom Shortage Right now the United States is short about 370,000 elementary and secondary school classrooms which would take about f 11 billion to provide. Besides this deficiency, countless U. S. school buildings currently in use are either out of date, makeshift, or overcrowded. Many are a danger to health and safety."' Yet this far from the full measure of America's school construction problem. According to the National Citizens Commission for the Public Schools, there will be 12 million more school children in the country by 1956—in increase of 26 per cent over present totals. The commission estimates that if these youngsters are to get schooling equal to that young people have today, then 950,000 new classrooms will be needed in the next 10 years. The full cost would be |32 billion, and it is figured that current annual outlays of ?!) billion would have to be hiked by some $5 billion. And if we want the schools to be any better than they are, we ought to boost the yearly expenditure by .$10 billion. The problem is clearly urgent. Many feel action must come quickly. Junior's mind does not wait to grow, while men debate when to build a school to house him. But others feel the American school system has been so long neglected that the only sound course now is to develop a carefully studied, fully rounded program with wide support from the people themselves. President Eisenhower counts himself in this latter group. And under the stimulus of his Committee for the White House Conference on Education, towns and cities and states up and down the country are taking close inventory of their educational needs and problems. The President, in setting up this project, proposed that all states hold conferences to draw upon local findings, and to prepare for a White House parley now set for next Nov. 28. Out of the national meeting definite recommendations for action are expected to emerge. Perhaps another 11 months is mil too much to allow in view of the President's wish to treat the problem comprehensively. But certainly anyone aware of the need for an informed citizenry will be insistent that concrete proposals for new schools, more teachers and more ample educational financing be no longer delayed than next fall. Fortunately, the President's committee seems to understand this. According to its chairman, Niel McElroy, president of the- Procter and Gamble company, many members regard education as "second in importance only to national defense." That is a thought they should hold, and try to spread through the Congress, the various state legislatures, on down to the cities and villages. For education is at least that important. Without it there won't be much to defend. VIEWS OF OTHERS $1,000,000 In Da 11 as Won't Buy Good Will Arkansas people will spend more than $1,000,000 In Dalla. 1 ; over the New Year weekend. Over $!,• 000.000 of Arkansas money going Into Texas, and that is not meant as a complaint, merely as a hint of how much slnte publicity and good will that can be gained for Arkansas if people spend their money discreetly, and net discreetly. The Cotton Bowl will attract some 25,000 people from the Wonder State and the average expenditure has been estimated at $40 per person, thus the million dollar figure.-Now the question arisen, how much will the New Year weekend mean to Arkaasas in good will and neighborllness? No doubt our friends In Texas will be glad to have the money, but even with the figure set that high, Unit, IK not the point. The main thing I.s liowe xvc act while wn are quests of another .state. Arkansas and Texas had good relation down through the years, and even this year with ft drought of Texas football victories in the Southwest Conference, the only "bad feeling" apparent was In good fun. But with 25.000 of UK gathered in one small area in the Lone Star State, a lasting impression can be made. It \K up to us what that impression will be. Arkansas has always placed sportsmanship high on the list of human virtues, But will the stresH and strain of a championship year on the gridiron be too much for Arkansas' virtue to bear? We believe not, but nevertheless, some care will have to be taken just for Insurance If nothing else. This Insurance win be against any misconception our Neighbors may have or form while we're visiting them. Chnnccs are that we won't win the sportsmanship trophy this year, possibly because we won the championship, but probably because several other teams have done out of the way things pointed toward the trophy—not that we condemn such practice. Our sportsmanship this year hns well been up to par, possibly above, even with the heat and fervor of the championship race, but practically speaking, Arkansas isn't the favorite to win both trophies. But sportsmanship trophy or no, we are morally obligated, to say the least, to conduct ourselves so to bring credit to the University and to the State of Arkansas. Don't count on me mere lact, that one million Arkansas dollars will be spent and that it will buy good will. You can't buy It that handily. But It can be obtained merely by showing due respect to Texas, to the visiting team, and by showing due respect to Texas, to the visiting team, and to ourselves. This Is n wonderful opportunity to push Arkansas. Let's not miss lt.~-Universlty of Arkansas Traveler. New Object To Hate The President of Argentina, Juan Prron, has started swinging »t the clergy. He siiys that some Argentine priests and bishops nre working fiRiilnst the best Interests of the people and should be punished. What he doubtless mennt to say \va.s that there Clergymen were nol In sympathy with the government and methods of Juan Pimm. Peron no mailer what lilies he give himself, is a dlctiilor. He Is guilty of nearly nil (lie crimes of that breed. He has controlled press, and with' the help of the army, repression, and with his talcnUs EIB n demagogue, maimgc.s to main tain himself as the hratl of stnte. One of lils best commodities Is hatred, Whenever it becomes necessary to solidify national .sentiment Peron comes out against something. One day It may be the United States, and when it suits him he can bo the loudest of the Yunkee hater.s. night now It looks like he may attempt to divert at lent ion from his own failures with a well-directed campaign against, the clergy. All over the world dictators and demagogues follow a well tried and true formula. They know that it Is hard to got the people excited about n cons true live program. On the oilier hand (hey know it is easy to unite people against something, particularly if that something is consplcious. It may be the rich, it can be a chmvh, a critical and outspoken press, a hostile foreign power, or a racial minority. It is a system (lint seldom fails. —Atlanta Constitution. This Is Art? A recent now.s photo received for publication in The Piedmont may be a sl^n of AmiTdan madness, or at, loa.st. of some sort of emotional upset in much of what pusses for art these clays. The photo showed a "pirUirr" which \?on a $2,000 first pnzf m nn exhibition of "contemporary Ammcun painting" in Chicn^o. EntUu'ti "CoHPKP." the "pamnnj;" consists of .swatches of oil cloth pasted .sloppily together with black cement to form nothing thnt our unpracticed eyes could construct as a design. There's better work being clone in the form of finger paiminp in every kindergarten'in town.— Greenville tS.C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY And with great power gave the "apostles witness of Ihp resurrection of the Lord Je.sus: an A grout grace was upon them all.— : ;\cts 4:33. * * * God never matte His work for man to mend.— Dryden. - • ¥ ¥ # 0 Isroal, Ihou hast sinned from the days of ClUicah: there they stood; the battle in GlbCiUi against the children of Iniquity dfi! not ovectftke.thcm.—Hmwft 10:8 "Here Comes 01' Jingle Bells' Peter Idson't Washington Column — Tickets for Air Force-Notre Dame Game Go on Sale in Denver in July WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Applications for tickets to the first football game between Notre Dame and the new U. S. Air Force Academy, to be opened next July at the Lowry Air Force base near Colorado Springs, Colo., are already pouring In. Just when this game will be played, nobody knows, nor where. But the mere prospect of a three- cornered rivalry between West Point, Annapolis and "Lowry," or Colorado Springs, or whatever they call it, has whetted the Interest of sports fans. And tho three service schools themselves are expected to carry on the traditional rivalry of the two against Notre Dame. Lt.-Col. Robert V. Whitlow, former three-letter man at West Point, who hns been made athletic director for the AF Academy, has no athletic fund and no nlumni iiRsoclutlon. Since povermnont funds can't be used for Intel-school competition, nil, athletic association has already been formed to j finance a sports program. j The Air Force cadets will choose j their own mascot, but Air Force miiK»7.ine -says it's n safe bet thnt either an en file or a falcon will be chosen. Edgar H. Dlxon of the now famous Dlxon-Yules power combine, (ells one about n man who got » flat tire, in front of an insane asylum. While he wn.s rhiumiiijj i wheels, the lugs fell down a ^vut- j over a sewer intake. As the I man stood around cussing and : wondering what to do. the head of; one of the Institution's inmates appeared nl the grntlng: and asked what was wrong? When the cur owner told him. the man from the Insane asylum said, "That's no problem. Take one lug off each of the other three I wheels, nnd fasten your spare tire on with them till you get to a garage and pick up some more." Sheepishly, th car owner started to carry out this plan of action, but then he looked at the man through the grating and said, "How did you happen to think of thnt? I thought, you were supposed to be crazy." "Sure I'm crazy," answered the Inmate, "but that doesn't mean I'm stupid." Comments Mr. Dlxon after telling this story: "I may qualify as cither one for getting mixed up In this, government power deal." Eugene A. Yatcs, the other (20 per cent) partner in the Dixon- YiUes combine, thinks that atomic energy us a source of electric energy won't work any sudden or sweeping revolution in the power business, but that, it will be absorbed gradually in the normal growth of the industry. Wide, commercial use of atomic energy power may be 10, 15 or even 20 years away, he says. As these new atomic energy units nre built, they may be used to replace worn-out steam plants. "We're constantly junking 30 imd 35-year-old stenm plants," explains Mr. Yntes. As head of the Southern Co., owner of Georgia Power. Alabama Power, Birmingham Gulf Power and Mississippi River Power Companies, Mr. Yules directs the- operations of all ihrir plants. Hi.s theory is that the new. more economic, atomic energy unit.s will bn used to replace the high-cost, noneconomic units, rather than to outmode and replace tho more modern units during- their useful life. Dr. Robert C. Cook, director of tho Population Reference Bureau oC Washington, has come up with a new report on what are claimed to be the most prolific people in the world. They aren't the Puerto Rlcans, Mexicans, Chinese, Indians, Indonesians or Malayans, as might be imagined by statistics on the most overpopulated countries. They are the Hutterites, a Protestant, Antabaptist sect, that lives in the Dakotas, Montana and neighboring Canadian provinces. Four hundred Hutterites migrated from Russia to the American northwest from 1874 to 1877. Since then they have increased to more than 8,000. If this present fertility rate continues, they will number 18,000 by 1970, at the completion of their first century in America. And by 1054 they will number half a million. "By the time their families are completed," reports Dr. Cook, "the majority of Hutterlte women have had nine or more children." Reports that the next Democratic controlled Congress and Defense Secretary C. E. Wilson nre planning to increase the U. S. military budgets by up to five billion dollars next year are getting a cold reception elsewhere in the Eisenhower administration. The answer is that if next year's budget is increased by anything like this amounf, it will mean one of two things: New and higher tnxes, or another increase in the national debt limit and a further unbalancing of the budget. HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —"I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas 1 ' is back on the international hit parade for the 12th consecutive year. Eskimos are humming It and so are.natives in steaming jungles. Society bands are featuring it and bums are crying into their beer over it in two-bit bars. It's been played by symphony orchestras and by Marlene Dietrich on her musical saw. Ring Crosby's record alone has sold more than 8,000,000 of the 18,000,000 records made since 1942. Over 3,500,006 sheet music copies have been sold to date. No tune in the history of Tin Pan Alley has ever equaled its success. Almost 90 singers have recorded the song in a dozen languages and it has virtually swept "Jingle Bells" into the discard as the holiday's most successful anthem. Irving Berlin's songs retain their popularity for decades and are never dated. But "White Christmas" will outlive them .all. The first rocket ship scientists to spend the night on the moon, I suspect, will look down at dear old Mother Earth, grin and then harmonize: "I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas." IT WOULD ,BE nice to report that "White Christmas," now featured in the Paramount movie of the same title, was composed by Berlin in a burst of emotionalism engendered by the spirit of the season. But I'm sorry to say it isn't so. Berlin wrote the melody, on an August afternoon in 193B in his Beekman Place home in New York. "I had a job to do," he tells it. "I had to compose a tune to fit each of 10 or 12 holidays for a Broadway show called 'Stars on My Shoulder.' White Christmas was one of them. "I thought the hit would b« 'Be Careful, It's My Heart,' the Valentine's Day tune. But I was wrong." He was wrong about the show, too. It was never produced. And Berlin thought so little of "White Christmas" he left it on the shelf for four years until Paramount signed him to write the tunes lor UAW-CIO president Walter Reuther was shown some new automatic machines in a big auto plant recently. "How are you going to collect dues from these guys?" he was asked by a company official. "How are you going to get them to buy new cars?" asked Reuther. the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By KIMVIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Not HRO I received n letter from a coiTt'spondent which .stated thnt she and her husband whtl amonp clean families. In the past treatment, was often difficult because the substances inking H motor (rip and staying j which poisoned lice did not always in many different places picked up work and their applications took lice. She. writes thnt they great deal of time and work on mv.vble lo rid them-; the pflvt of the piUiem. Now, ywvt- ........................ .selves of these pests. At about the snme time a man wrote that a friend of his had acquired "crab lice" nnd also was untible to ly as a result of experience learned during the war. there are sev- enil quite satisfactory methods of rid of them. - ;ct j eliminating Hce from the human bodv. • JACOB? ON BRIDGE Squeeze Plays Are Worth Learning By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Just in case you're stuck for a last-minute gift for a bridge player. I'm devoting this week's articles to some of the best bridge books of the last year or so. Prae- These letters indicate thnt these These newer methods include dangerous and unpleasant insects i the use of DDT powder, a sub- are a menace even now. though 1 stance known as benzyl bcnzontc. there is always more trouble from and for body .lice a kind of bomb them in limes of war. tamme. j made up of what is called freon nd overcrowded conditions. I pyrethrum, which can be sprayed] Some people seem to have a I over the entire body in n (ew sec-' special attraction for lire. Indeed i onds providing a suitadleplare for lice will desert the bodies of those nse LS available. In order to make who are less attractive for them any of these treatments -•-— ;or more desired locations. f "' l """ I'hei't' are several kinds of lice which may infest human beings. Most of them like the human scalp except for tho so-called "crab iuse" which prefers (o the groin. , •«» ~f" • Lice lay eggs, or nits, on the Mouse will live for from thirty to days. The nit* are not destroyed I forty days. We could part u-ith by" most trpnlmonUs. so thnl they "•'" '"™' """"" "' mnn fui. however, it is important to follow directions closely and, in the case of head lice, to guard against injuries to the eyes. The female louse lays from 50 to 150 eggs a day and the average . must usually be taken care ot in me oilier \vny. The principal methods - / insect companion of man with- ollt regrets. Beside the embarrassment of of con- having lice, (here is real danger me principal mcinoos 01 con- .••••*>"& *•' trol «vc prevention of mft-staiion Involved. Several diseases such »s ml ire'iimem or the milurtmvito typhus nnd plngue arc carried by so vloins u-i red III." ver- llcc " ml thc more peoplc "H in Verso,,"'! cH.an.lnes.slV.l.c «"'" <»' m °''* '"* """ ls tost important part ot prevcu- m. There Is no doubt thnt bath- X in warm \v:iter and the use of jap at len.st once H week, together with frequent changes into clean clothinp, reduces Hit WEST NORTH (D) U *9 t AQJ3 » 10 + KQJ10543 EAST r "2 « AQ71 North 1 * 3 » Pass V 9864 » J9852 *A SOUTH * AK5 ¥K105 » K63 48763 Neither side vul. Eut South West Pass 2 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 Q spreading these diseases. SEN. WAYNE MORSE has one thing to be happy about.. As the solitary Independent in Consress uiean CIOUIIIIK. retimes uu 1 •"••""... ----.,chances of acquiring lice. In rapid-1 he can nhvnys DC assured of Hie ly Rrowing eominunities Miesr ver ! imnninlous support of his party.— i are frequently found even (Savannah Morning News. tically nil bridpc players can read, and most of them enjoy reading about their favorite game. Serious students of the game may be Interested in Clyde E. Love's "Squeeze Play In Bridge." Practically the whole book deals with this advanced play, so Its not Ht all meant for the beginner. Some of the side comments In the book ore Just ns interesting as the material that deals with thi Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD sequence, and It Is one of these other angles that is covered In the material quoted today: "When a player Is known to have the false-carding; habit, the enemy will pay no attention except in the quite frequent cases where a waf- ele-headed falsecard exposes the very thing it is supposed to conceal. "Suppose for a moment that declarer has won the first trick with the king. With five spades to the king declarer would have bid the suit: thus West has at least four ng. If they Include the ace'ettn the suit Is very likely to run. The decision is not even close; out comes the spade (when East takes the ace .of clubs), and declarer claims the rest. "But when the ace of spades is played tothe first trick, East takes stock. The spade return hands declarer a cold certainty of game and in all probability a small slam. Where, oh, where can the little king be' West's lead denies It; East's piny of the deuce of spades at the first trick denies it. Thus, everyone at the table, including the dummy, is fully informed. "For ,a diamond switch to succeed, West must hold A-Q-x; In fact, if declarer holds up, West must hold A-Q-x-x. Not so good. But as the only hope East lays down the jack of diamonds and sets the contract two—a little swing of five tricks because declarer, as he fatly thinks, "conceals" h 1 s strength. Put a handful of feathers on him and you couldn't tell him from an ostrich." An interesting little item to find in a book on squeeze plays: Bing Crosby movie, "Holiday Inn," In 1942. I TOOK IT OFF the shelf and polished the lyrics a little," Berlin remembers, "and went to Bine's dressing room at Paramount to get his okay on all the songs for the picture." As he tells it: "I was nervous as a rabbit smelling stew. I sang several melodies and Bing nodded quiet approval. But when I did 'White Christmas' he came to life and said: " 'Irving, you won't have to worry about that one.' " Bing was right—it's made them both a fortune—and no one was more surprised than Irving Berlin. He says: "I woke up one morning and discovered the song was selling 35,000 or more sheet music copies a DAY. This would have been sensational even for a heavily plugged tune, but we weren't plugging it. It caught on by Itself, largely through Bing's great Decca recording." "WHITE CHRISTMAS" was written in peacetime as a peace song but its popularity was partially war-born with the release of Sing's 1942 record. Q.I.'s sang the tune during the Normandy invasion, on the beaches in Italy, on the march to Berlin and under palm trees In the South Pacilic. Remembers Berlin when he toured New Guinea with "This Is the Army": "At five minutes before midnight on Christmas Eve the boys began to sing "White Christmas." It was hot as hell and we were singing o! snow — it was sorta. frustrating." When he addresses service clubs or civic groups, Berlin frequently is asked to sit himself at the piano and play his favorite number, which most people suspect will be "White Christmas." Actually his favorite of his 800 published songs is "God BIe*§ America," but he confessed: "When I'm asked to play my favorite I tell them It's 'Always.' I say that only because 'Always' 1» the one I play best." It's a Tin Pan Alley marvel that people even buy the sheet mM«io as wrappings for Chrlstm»» gttti! li Ytmrt Ago In B/ythtv/fff— There wers 202.144. running bales of cotton ginned in Mississippi County prior to December 13 as compared with 183.949 bales last year. Mrs. W. H. Ford was a guest, of Mrs. Hugh Whitsltt Thursday afternoon when she entertained members of the Friday Bridge club. Mr. and mrs. Randolph King of Jackson, Tenn., will arrive tonight to spend the holidays with Mrs. King's mother, Mrs. T. J. Crowder, and family. MANY a man has learned philosophy from a woman who never heard of it.—EllaviUe (Qa.) Sun. LITTLl LIZ— Seems like the only satisfaction some people get out of life is to console themselves with another's inferiority. ««•• Animal Antics Answer to Previout Puzzle ACROSS DOWN 1 Wild pig ' Grizzily 5 Large monkey 2 Bones 8 Male bovine 3 Afresh 12 Domestic slave 4 Peruser 13 Short sleep 5 About 14 Iroquoian Indian 15 On the ocean 16 Assam silkworm 6 Golf term 7 Roof finial 8 Insect 9 Bear lORoster 17 Essential being 11 Dre 8S 18 Community ™ Cereal grain 20 Lampreys 22 Pause 23 Blow with * H T H KB: .SHE Iff with falls in Quebec province 20 States (Fr.) 21 Consume 22 Unit of reluctance 23 Pastime 26 Set fre« 30 Youth 31 Go by 35 At this time 33 Blackbird of cuckoo family 34 Enthralled 35 Mineral rock 36 Writing implements 38 Ocean vessel 40 Fruit drink 41 Cooking utensil 42 Blaze 45 Painter 49 Ireland 50 Light brown 52 Feminine appellation 53 Labor 54 Indiana (ab.) 55 Genuine 56 Termini 57 Greek letter 58 Back of neck open hand 24 Window glass 25 Chief god of the Eddas 26 Knocks 27 Presently 28 Painful 29 Pitcher 31 Wan 34 Be oorne 37 Beasts of burden 38 Gibbon 39 Detain 41 Raccoon-like mammal 42 Gala event 43 Maned beajt 44 Dry 46 Notion 47 Fijlip 48 Story 50 Cravat 91 Social Insect a. 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