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FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER MEWS WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 21, 19 W TH« BLYTHEVILLB COURIER KIWI TKB OOURIIB KIWI <X>. ' H. W HAINM, Publkher A. HAINM Idlkor, Aulittnt PublUh« PAUL D. HUMAK, jWurtklnj Manner •oil National AdTertisini RepreientaUfei: Wallace Witmer Co., Mew lork. Chicafo, Detroit, Atfenta, Memphli. _^ " Intend u Mcond clui matter at the poii- efflce at BlrtheTille, Arkania», under act of Con- inei, October I. 1111. Kember of The Auoelattd Preai SUBSCRIPTION RATIS: By earrier In the city ol Bljtherllle or anj suburban town where c»rrler ttrrloe U main- te,mtd, J5c per w«et. By mail, within a radiis ol 59 mllee, »5.M per year, »2.50 for six months. 11.25 for three month«; by mall outside 50 mile lone. 113.50 per y«»r payable In adyanoe. Meditations Then laid the Lord unto me, Pray not for thii people for their potxi, — Jeremiah 14:11. * # * The first petition that we are to make to Almighty God Is for a good conscience, the next for health of mind, and then of body. — Seneca. Barbs Life Is either a gamble or a gambol, depending on the way you play It. * * * A firm WM charged with uppinf prices en machine tools. They wouldn't chisel, would the*?. * * * We hear and read about the "mean" temperature, and with the heat hitting around 90, that's what It Is. » * * A picture of health always seetni to look b«*t framed In a bathing xutt. » * * If things go too well while the bosi 1* on vacation, hi might not like It when he get> back. TV Moguls Are Being Taken' by the Pros From 'way out here in the sticks, we think an older news medium may give A word or two to a younger one. We have reference to television which rightly may be accused of some lousy reporting . . . and even a provincial newsman can point it out. Evidently the National Football League, governing body of those behemoths who perform with such excellence on Sunday afternoons, has done a brilliant job of "conning" TV announcers and cameramen. Violence, in any form, injuries, and ungentlemanly conduct must not be seen through the. lens of a TV camera at a NFL game. The net result is to lower the prestige of TV as a news-gathering medium all up and down the line. By way of bearing out this opinion, we may point to Sunday's playoff game between Detroit and Cleveland. When Detroit's fine tackle, Charley Ane, was ejected from the game for roughness, the announcer opined, "I believe Charley Ane is leaving the field." He never did mention the Clevelander who also was waved to the sidelines. A player battle royal was missed by the lens' all-seeing eye and the announcer explained, as a dozen men picked themselves up off the turf, "There seems to have been some sort of discussion down on the field." A clear signal by the refree for roughing the kicker was translated "personal foul" in the same game. In an earlier game when a free for all cropped out, the camera swung away from the action and the announcer helpfully pointed out, "... and here's a pan shot of the Eagle bench," which was quite empty save for a cripple who couldn't walk over and watch the fight. Another lad Was clobbered by a right cross and prostrated. As the camera quickly switched away from the scene of carnage, the announcer weakly offered, "I think there's going to be a time out." We think it's time television faced up to the fact that all football is rough and that pro football is often a b">tal bone-crushing sport. That's what everyone seems to like about it. Good Start Recent conferences at the White House suggest that President Eisenhower is moving shrewdly to gain the cooperation of the Democratic congressional majority after the first of the year. Utterances of certain Democrats «eem seem to confirm that the President handled this delicate problem well in its initial phase. Remembering old Republican complaints that'bipartisanship under former Democratic regimes was a thing of be- ing "in on the crash landings but not ott the take-offs," he assured opposition leaders he would consult them at every important stage in the making of vital foreign and defense policy. Naturally enough, bipartisanship has not and will not now extend to the field of domestic affairs. For that would amount to adjourning politics altogether, and would leave the voters no choice as between parties. But it is gratifying that both the President and responsible Democratic leaders see the necessity for a unified foreign and military program. The start is a good one. The test will come in the doing. VIEWS OF OTHERS Individuality Departing? The U. S. Chamber of Commerce has declared Its belief that there is a limit to consumer acceptance of .standardization which acts to restrict the advantages of mass production. To illustrate this they ask, "What woman would wear a hat identical with 20 million other mass-produced hats?" We would like to think that the future of small business in America depenls upon more than this slender reed. For acceptance of uniformity seems to be one of the chief characteristics of our society today. There probably are limits to the efficiency of mass-production, in the eventual complications of bigness Itself, Economists say that there is an "optium size" beyond which an industrial process gets too big for Its own good. But as far as consumer preference !a concerned, it seems questionable that the chamber's argument applies to much of anything besides hats. From the blue Jeans of youth on through the fashions of adults clothing, fads seem lo gain instant, almost universal accepeance. Either everybody wears pink shirts or pobody wears pink pink shlrte. What do most of us buy today that is truly custom mftde? Even the "do-it-yourself" Idea, which is but an attempt to be one's self by avoiding the standardized article, becomes such i fad that equipment for it. Is muss- prod need, as are most of our amusements and opinions. At times it appears that we are in danger of becoming mere numbers instead of real persons. No matter how much we talk of individualism, its real signllicance will perish unless we cease to be 'hollow men, leaning together." We will lose selfhood in a wave of creature comforts and endless sameness.—Florida Times-Union. Offices Come High The cost of waging a political campaign In New Mexico, like .so many other expenses nowadays, is Joltlngly high. Campaign expense statement, I lied by successful Democratic candidates with the secretary, of slate, show that a lot of money was spent, not by individuals so much, but by the party Itself and by its auxiliaries, such as the various clubs. Not only that but the .statements filed by last Friday were only for (he general campaign. Candidates who also faced opposition in the primary can be presumed to have spent another large chunk of money last, .spring before they even reached the general campaign. Many a citizen will be inclined to question whether a political office Is worth the sacrifice in money and lime—some candidates .spent virtually a year campaigning—-especially when there Is la ways a good chance of losing. Fortunately, the American system always manages to produce people who do think that It is worth it, and most of the time they are good ones. The state and nation will be in bad shape if the time ever arrives when nobody is willing to pay the price to be elected to office.—Carlsbad iN.M.) Current-Argus. Quart On Way Out "The quart bottle is on its way out." says A. L. McWilliams, general manager of tin? farm-Operated Pure Milk Association, In Chicago. The liquor industry did away with {{ first, putting up its products in "fifths" instead of quarts, but the milk industry is heading in a different direction —toward gallon Jugs. An article in Country Gentleman points out the experiences of such cities as Chicago. Cleveland, Akron, Fort Wayne and Milwaukee, to show sale of milk in large JURS can "reduce the price by five cents a quart to ihe consumer," and Increase its use. Smaller communities cannot duplicate the volume of purchases in a big city, and sales volume usually has an effect on price. But in communities of all st/e.s, the trend is toward shopping by automobile and buying larger quantities at one time. There is reason to belicvo that many people in Lumberton and Robeson County might'buy milk in gallon containers and use more of this healthful product if there were a price incentive for doing so.—Lumberton <N.C.> Robesonian. 50 THEY SAY It U France before unyone else whose task It is to start negotiations (with Ru*.sia>, occause in the west It is France above all which' forsoes its future threatened by the rearmament of the Reich and the reunion of the two Germanys. — France'* General de Gaulle. * * * I don't believe we can balance our budpet this coming year.. I can't say how large the deficit wfll be.—Treasury Secretary Humphrey. * * * There is a great deal of encouragement in th« whole business picture (for 1955). And remember that 1054 is little short of phenomlhal,—Henry Riler, president. National Association of Manufacturers. New Boy at the Old Grind Petet Edson'i Washington Column — Clean Campaigns Are Out; 1956 Figures to Be a Year of Politics WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Despite n lot of talk of "clean campaigns," politics is right back where it usually is—on the roughhouse road. And the 1050 presidential campaign has already opened —a year oarly — without avowed candidates for cither major party. These facts were made evident on HIE first day that Paul M. Bulof Indiana, new Democratic na- Jonal committee chairman, stuck his feet under the desk he'll take over officially next Jan. 1. He called a press conference to ct everybody know he was around. i-Io heyan it by -saying to one re- )ortt-r that things would be more nterestlng rf "Lily Christine" were .here. Ho soemeri to miss her, but yotild gel along withoug her. This vas significant. Lily Christlni—for the benefit of hose who don't get around — is "The Cat Girl," a strip-tease artiste. Shn provided relaxation for some of the delegates at a recent Democratic meeting. This little touch of free publicity should bo Worth quite n lot to Lily Christine. Chairman Butler .said later on that the Democrats had lost their star attraction for the SlOO-a-plate . dinners that had finally put them I $21.000 ill the black. The reference here was to Gov. Acllai Stevenson, Democratic standard bearer in 1952 and still head of the party according to Mr. Butler. Governor steven-son has now expressed a desire to retire from the political spotlight for a time and practice law to raise a little money for his own use, instead of raising it for the Democratic cause. Butler indicated that he had other slar attractions, though he didn't name them. Maybe Lily Christine. The chairman said he wasn't going to be so much interested in these $100-a-head affairs. What he was after was more $1. $5 and $10 contributions from more little people. This revives an idea that Beardsiey Ruml had in 1952. Brought forward late in the campaign, it didn't work too well. Butler's first, official statement Indicated he would have a "gloves off" approach in dealing with President Eisenhower. His statement was not clothed in polite language. It gave President Elsenhower the "old Harry" for alleged failure to unite the Republic.".!', party and the country. It indicated that the Democratic chairman would continue to expose the alleged failure of the President— without making any personal attacks upon him. Well, that served to raise the curtain on the 1956 campaign, along with Sen. Joe McCarthy's repudiation of his prior support for President Eisenhower. Neither event indicates that the New Year will be filled with either sweetness or light. It will be politics as usual, or worse. Last September Republican National Committee Chairman Leonard Hall and Democratic National Committee. Chairman Stephen A. Mitchell signed a code in which they pledged a decent .honest and fair campaign. The next day Chairman Mitchell broke out in a joint television debate with Chairman Hall, In which" the Democratic chieftain accused Vice President Richard M. Nixon of "an outright lie" In saying that the Republican administration had ,'kicked the Communists, out of government by the thousands." Chairman Hall immediately rushed to the defense of Mr. Nixon, demanded that Mitchell 1 apologize or else publicly repudiate his fair | play pledge. Nixon never retracted his state- the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Milk is one of the most valuable and widely used foods available to man. IV provide? energy and contains .some minerals, anc is rich in carbohydrates, fats, proteins and certain vitamins. But milk can also carry disease germs. Many germs can grow in it rapidly. The germs can get into milk directly from an infected cov. or may drop In anywhere along its path between the cow and the consumer. Milk has caused dangerous illness lii many people. The germ of tuberculosis is carried in milk. Typhoid fever, septic sore throat and undulant fever .or bru- cellosis are also spread by contaminated milk. ' The spread of disease germs through milk can be checked. The way to do this Is simple and well known. It is merely necessary to use a process of treating milk with heat which destroys .the disease germs which may be present. This hent treatment is called pasteurization—a name which it received from the great French pioneer in bacteriology, Louis Pasteur. For n long time the idea of pasteurizing milk was objected to Decause people thought that it harmed the taste or destroyed some of the nutritious value. These ideas are wrong. The taste is altered only slightly by pas- eurlzation. H has been shown conclusively that the seasonal variation in the nutritional quality of milk is greater than any effect which pasteurization has on this excellent food. Destroying germs by heating is 10 excuse for supplying consumers with dirty milk. The more healthy the cows, the cleaner the collecting methods, the transpor- ation and the bottling, the fewer he gcj-ms which have to be destroyed by pasteurization. Great steps forward have been made in Betting cleaner milk. Modern lalry herds are healthier and iiilklng, collecting and transpor- ation methods are much better hnn they used to be. Certified milk is that which has )een obtained from specially seeded dairy herds and collected md distributed under conditions if rigid cars. Some certified milk Is also pasteurized, and the fact that milk is pasteurized does not mean that it was not also obtained from Inspected cows and has been carefully handled. Anyone wno realizes the protec tion which they and their families are given by pasteurization oi milk should feel that a great step forward has been taken. Drinking unprotected raw milk would ex pise people 'to the unnecessary danger of catching disease germs. For those who cannot purchase pasteurized milk there are severa electrically operated home pas- teurizers on the market. gized. and Mitchell never apolo- . That was the end of the noble intention .to wage a decent campaign. And that's about as long as you can expect politics to stay cleaned up. ever. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Britons Are Great- Bridge Competitors Written for NEA Servii-e By OSWALD JACOHV "How good is the English bridge team?" people sometimes ask me. They are referring, of course, to the team that is coming over here early in January to piny against Ihe official American team for the world championship. My answer is that the English team Is very good indeed. Good enough to have a fine chance to take the Bermuda Bowl awny from America for the first time. I should point out that the American team is a very good one, too, but the match will be a very close one. Today's hand may give rou some idea of how good the English are— in a roundabout .sort of way. The hand Was played in the European team championships last September, in which the English won the right to represent Europe in the contest for the world title. At one table of the match between England and Italy, Terence Reese opened with four hearts on WEST * AK108 VK42 « Q94 + AJ 7 North Pass Pass NORT1I (D) 2» AQ54 * J 1087 t + Q 108 EAST 4J962 VNone « 52 , . AK96SU2 SOUTH A73 »AQJ108763 «• AK3 *None East-West vul Eul SouUi We* Pass 4 ¥ Doubk Pas£ Pan Opening lead—4 A LITTLi t/2— There's o place for everything except your knees at o restaurant lunch counter. «nu» the South hnnri niter two passes. Chiaradifi doubled, and his partn.er passed, although this must have aeon a difficult decision for him. Chiarndift led the ace of spades (many European players lead the ace from a suit headed by ace- iing), holding the trick. Prospects ooked rather good for declarer, since he expected to win any shift and lead another spade towards dummy's queen. He would get to dummy with the nine of hearts in order to discard a diamond on the queen of spades. South would thus lose only two spades and a trump. Chiaradia scotched this plan by making a very fine shift at the second trick. He led the deuce of hearts. This play removed dummy's trump entry before the queen of spades had become established. Now South had to lose a diamond trick as well as the inevitable trump and two spades. At the other table, the Italian South did not make a shutout bid, and eventually went to five hearts over five clubs. tFive cluba would have been defeated, but South Erfkine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOE>—(NEA) — Exclu stvely Yours; Ruth Ettlng'B scrapbook Is yellowed with 30 years of age. Her Roaring Twenties career as a singer and her newspaper headlines as the femme fatale when her Jealous husband, Marty "The Gimp" toyder, shot her pianist, John Aldtrman, are remembered only by a few. But not forgotten are the ballads Ruth made famous — "My Blue Heaven," "Ten Cents a Dance, 1 "Love Me or Leave Me" and "] Cried for You." And now Ruth's career, her headlines and her songs are the basis of an MGM filmusical, "Love Me or Leave Me," starring Doris Day as Ruth, Jimmy Cagney as her husband, and Cameron Mitchell as Alderman. Ruth's now married to Alderman andi'The Gimp" lives in Chicago. One-time bitter feelings may not have mellowed with age, but hefty MGM checks landed the names of all three on releases permitting their screen portrayals In the Charles Vidor directed film. There will be no attempt to Imitate Ruth's voice or mannerisms in the film with Doris admitting. "I've never even met her." DORIS IS AS puzzled as I a; over her nomination, along with Marilyn Monroe, for the annual "most uncooperative actress" Sour Apple award of the Hollywood press dolls. As effervescent in the conversation department as I've always found her, she said medics nixed Interviews and publicity hijinks during "her year's illness "and guess the girls pouted instead of believing my doctors." In 1953 the same press dolle nominated Doris as the most cooperative feminine star of the year. It's almost definite that Glenn Ford will costar in "Antonia" with Columbia's new glamor doll, Kim Novak. Interesting because he was in the original. "Antonia" is a remake of "Gilda." Signs of Hollywood. In the Scandia restaurant bar: "Work Is the ruin of the drinking classes." In n. studio executive's office: "Blessed are they who run around In circles for they shall be knoivn as wheels." "DIAMOND LIL," the play that made Mae West millions on stage and screen, may become an opera without her if the "come up and see me sometime" gal follows through on current plans. A sensation at Las Vegas on her second go - around at the Sahara Hotel, Mae slipped me the word that the big offer has been made to convert her brainchild for the upper crust. "With a great musical score and i singer with a tremendous voice, ' she says, " 'Diamond Lil 1 can be successful without me." Mae about rumors that TV sponsors are afraid to take a chance her now that she's a nightclub hit: I don't shock! I just excite and stimulate. I won't offend anybody n the living: rooms. I can adapt myself to TV," Bob Mitchum's word age about unshackling studio contract chains and becoming a free-lance: "I lave to be careful about the pic- ;ures I accept. There's a lot of in- : luence around Hollywood. People wouldn't be sure of this.) Meredith, slaying for England, held the West cards at the other table and produced exactly the same defense. He doubled, took one high spade, and then shifted to the deuce of hearts. As you can see. the standard of play was exceedingly high in the European tournament, and the English went through without losing a match. con you into bad pictures with big money. I'm not in the class of Cary Grant and Fred MacMurray, who can afford to wait for the great scripts. They invested their money in something beside whl»- ky." SHORT TAKES: Vic Seixas. tht U. S. tennis champ, is eying a movie career with ( a Hollywood agent already whipp'ing up Interest Victor Moore and Billy Gaxton, stars of many Broadway hits, are teaming up for an invasion of night clubs. . . . Ann Sothern is forming a film company to star herself in a couple of moviei The first will be made next summer when she completes her cur- reat telefilm series. Gary Grant, a TV holdout until now, is talking a big home-screen deal with, a prospective sponsor. Horror double bill worth missing: "Thrill Killer" and "Blood Sucker." Mike Connolly's definition of a hasbeen: "Somebody who's passe even on television." Howard Hughes has set Jan. 20 for the underwater preview of Jane Russell's "Underwater" in Silver Springs, Fla. "Jeeves, my aqua - lungs, please." Marilyn Monroe will star in ft movie titled, "How to Be Very, Very Popular." As the most popular box-office queen these days, she could have written the script, too. 75 Years Ago In */yt/i«w7/t— "University .Night," celebrated here last night when the University of Arkansas' Varsity Club orchestra played for the Bachelors Club dance at the city auditorium, \vas an occasion for numerous parties before the dance and at intermission to make the night one of the gaiest of the Yuletide season. Eight members' of the Bachelors' Club attended their first dance as members of the club last night. They are Jack Curry, Art Wilson, Jack Mulhearen, Charles Moore, Gilbert Hammock, O. O. Stlres Jr., and Ralph Fatton. Mrs. W. T. Oberst has returned from Jackson, Mige., where she spent 10 days as guest of her daughter, Mrs. S. S. Patterson, and family. Mrs. Alice Womack has returned from Equality, III, where she spent the holidays with relatives. Buried Cannon Found PHILADELPHIA (/R—City workmen have dug up an old iron cannon dating back to the Revolutionary War in a downtown street. Its breach had been blown off. Two cannon balls, each— weighing 6!/i pounds'were found wedged inside. The cannon is one of 18 such relics of the past found recently in the city. They had been Imbedded in the ground, with only their ;oes sticking up, apparently to shield buildings from wagon and carriage wheels. Some of these may be used as decorative pieces in the Independence Hall project. Others may be Maced on display in other sections )f the country if their historical Dackground fits, the surroundings, according to Warren A, McCul- oUgh, administrative assistant to ,he superintendent of the Independence National Historical Park projects. All Dressed Up Answer to Previoui Puzzl* ACROSS 1 Outer garment S Let down. dr«t hem 3 Landed " — ™> 12 Heraldic band g Fo , low 13 Actor Latld 9 Spbke 14 Make lace haltingly .trimming 10 Shakespeare's 15 Wet weather shrew 17 Indian 11 Roman road 18 Singing voices 16 Map j in , 19 Thinner 20Ofshipi 21 List of names 22 Pastries 23Consumt 34 Scene of 24 Dick and ( ame d harp Harry'j playing companion 25 Baking ER 2? Not dressed at all : 29 Soft pelitM ! 32 Incarnttion chamber 26 Fabrics 28 Poetry muse 30 Unaspirated 31 Arabian gulf 33 Pulled 35 Builds 40 Puts forth 43 Transfer design (ab.) 45 Retains 46 Parent 47 Sad cry 48 Ibsen heroine 50 Toward the sheltered side 51 Painful 52 "Emerald Isle" 55 Burmese • wood demon i36Sha . 117 Actrete Francla ; M Again I 39 Location 1 el Lair I« Little Ridinfhood ( 44 root eof ering ! 44 OlrH 48 Torment 93 Winjlike part 84 Adviitr 56 Bad (prefix) 51 Region 58 Persian fairy 59 Donltey 60 Shoemaker 1 ! block «1 Ob»erved DOWN 1 Girl's name , 1 Spoken . b m W 48 W

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