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/AGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWi TUESDAY, DECEMBER 1, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDMCKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: WulUco Wttmer Co, N«w York, Chicago, Deuolt, Atlanta, MempliK. Entered as second class matter at the pott- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1(17. Member of The Associated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytneville or tnj •uburb»n town »her« carrier service U maintained, 25c per week. By ma.ll, within » r*dlus o! 60 miles, »5.0Q pet year, »2.50 for six months, 11.35 lor three moathf: by mail outside 50 mile aone, II2JO per year payable in advance. Meditations And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shall not make clean riddance of the corners of thy field when thoa reapcst, neither shall thou [oilier any gleaming: harvest: Ihou shall leave them unto the poor, and to the slrangcr: I am the Lord your God.—Leviticus 23:22. * # * If I have but enough for myself and family, I «m steward only for myself: If I have more, I am but a steward of that abundance for others.—George Herbert. Barbs The groom is always called the lucky man — which sometimes gives the girl's father a laugh. * * * People who doK't stop to study all of the angles in business these days are likely to wind V9 running around in circles. * * * The only time a traffic light is green In two directions is when two drivers explain a smashup to a cop. * * * Prison Inmales should be (riven the latest news of the day, says a warden. IVfaybe they'd be more contented to stay where they are. t * * A self-made man usually is the fellow who married a gal who made him work hard. ke Takes Warning From Mistakes that Are History In Prime Minister Churchill's final volume of war memoir, "Triumph and Tragedy," he voices his amazement that the late President Roosevelt did not better prepare his vice president, Harry Truman, for possible succession to the grave responsibilities of the White House There are encouraging evidences that President Eisenhower is keenly aware of the necessity for avoiding- that mistake with Vice President Nixon. In 1945, from Jan. 20, his fourth inaugural, to April 12, his death, Mr. Roosevelt was engaged in critical war affairs. We were delivering (he final blows to Germany, making ready to shift ;he full weight of our mighty war mach- ne to the Pacific, anil laying the ground- vork for a new experiment in international relations, the United Nations. But what was Mr. Truman, his heir ipparent, doing at this time? He was slaying cards with his Senate Cronies, ind presiding gaily over the Senate. At a aress conference in Chicago less than a nonth before he assumed the presidency, Mr. Truman complained that he did not lave enough to do. No wonder Mr. Tmmrrn urged every- >ne to pray for him when Mr. Roose- .'cll died. Truly, the roof had fallen in jn him. Says Churchill of that problem: "It seemed to me extraordinary . . . hat Roosevelt had not made his deputy md potential successor thoroughly ac- luainted with the whole story and irought him into the decisions which verc being taken. This proved of grave lisadvantage to our affairs." In the circumstances, it is wholly 1111- lersfamiable that Mr. Truman commit- ed errors. He had learned his job from cratch under the greatest of pressures. Jistakes like his evident misjudgements n the White case, it must.Ue remombercd ame only eiirht to ten months after he iccame President. (His stature today would probably '6 enhanced if he still humbly ackrow- idgcd the limitations he felt then. Rut e has in later years taken to asserting ocksurely that all his presidential deci- ions—from the start—wore wise and •ell-informed.') The value of all this history, whether s recited by Sir Winston or as recently osurrccted bv the Republicans, is in its •arning. And, honefnllv. that annears •) have registered with Mr. Riscnhow- r. Almost from the beginning he has rought Nixon into the high councils of ovornmont. Wniii" hi™ H>oroinrhlv ersed on nil top policy and how it is made. Ni.xon sits with the National Se- uriay council. Jlu is crucially involved in the difficult work of explaining administration aims to Congress, and tempering senatorial altitudes when they are hostile. His current trip to the Far Kast is much more than a ceremonial excursion. Nixon, at such places as Tokyo, has been a true policy spokesman for JMr. Eisenhower. He is explaining wherever he goes. And he is also learning—studying problems and people, making acquaintances, building a background in a vital and too-little understood area of American policy. All this gives rise to hope that we may, after all, gain something from looking at history, even though, as in the White case, Ihe effort becomes badly ensnarled in politics. Views of Others 'Some New Cl iches' Tlie convention of 'Hie Associated press Managing Editors ussudulum reported the refills uf a poll on the 10 "must dett'sled" sports cliches. High in disfavor are ''mentor," fur coach; "inked pact," for signed contract; "pay dirt," for a score, and "circuit clout," for home run. We are glad to join in sneering at these, but, from long association with the "siwrts fraternity" (no mean cliche itself; we feel that the eminent editors have overlooked a few terms that yield to none in .setting the teeth to grinding. High on anybody's list for instance, would be that standby of the football broadcasters, a "teeclee," meaning T. D. for touchdown. Among terms ,the use of "bobble" for error has a high rasping content, while "senior circuit" for American— or IK it National?— league, has a suggestion of pomposity, like an overstuffed Columbian in an overstuffed chair. The search for the quaint In sports reportage (a word the dictionary says Is "rare" but is not rare enough) seems to have early afflicted baseball writers especially. Thus, around 1012, It was thought picturesque to describe a bround ball as a daisy cutter," while It never sufficed to say that So-and-So was a left handed pitcher. He hail to be a "southpaw" or, better yet, a "portsider." Perhaps the editors had better poll the membership again, for the catalog of horrors Is far from complete. As an old editor of our dim past, who was noted rather more for energy than for literacy, was given to remark. "What we need is some new cliches."—Chicago Tribune. Working Wives Working wives seem to huve became a fixture of the American smie. The U. £. JJiipai'UnL'iit of labor, In a recently published suidy, disclosed Unit 19-iniIlion American women ate holding down regular jobs, and that half of them arc inurriud women. The statistic la ns estimated that in 27 out of every 100 American homes the wife helps bring home the bacon. Whether the trend—perhaps mass movement is n butter term—towar-d working wives is good or bad depends on your view point. Some moralists may want to draw a parallel between the time wives started to work and the time when JUVcnile delinquency started to rise. Whether you like or not, though, the "good old driys" when the husband was the fa-nily bread-winner and the wife stayed home to l.ave babies and cook (he men Is are gone, probably ;or- ever. The Amoi'lctin labor force isn't large cnc.igh without the wives. Imagine the choas If 10 million worUhifj wives suddenly derided to -tny home and kerp house!—Carl.sbad (N. M.) Current Argus. For Sale: Yacht Egypt's IcaclLTi are worried because they can't find a buyer lor exile 1 ...g Parouk's palatial Yiiclit. Si'cm.s like «'h™ Kuroiik spent $2,870,000 of the taxpayers money tor preuyins up this little vessel with .slid] items as solid gold door knobs he sailed it riyhl out til the price n\ni;e of even India's richest maliaraja.s. Tin.' Ei'.yptinns fear they're stuck with parouk's bcint. Noybody, Ihiy're sure lin., the kind of dnm;h nercss'.ivy to purehnse it. But. we think they're tiivinj'. up too easily. Why. they haven"!, even rontaner! one of those I,as Vegas (•nti'rtuincrs yet!—New Orleans .States. SO THEY SAY We will not take Trieste City by force. — Yugoslavia's Marshal Tito. * * * We (South Korea) have always cooperated to the fullest, but how long c;m you talk? There must be some sort ol a deadline. — Syngman Rhee on nrmisiice. * * * I am not titled tor social functions and my education is not what it should bo. I guess I'm like a iisli out of water. — Sir Adrian Dunbar, * * * \Ve Democrats can break 90 (in golft, but 108 is the. figure we're interested in—out in '52 and back in '50.—Adlal Stevenson. * * * We are only 54 miles from Soviet Siberia. Alaska is the bulwark of defense, not only for the United States, but for the Western Hemisphere. —Dr. Gruening, former governor. * * * We want the U. S. S. R. there (at Korean. Pence Conference) as a lull participant with full responsibility. -—Arthur Dean, UN envoy. 'Comical People, These Americans, What?" J efer Edson's Washington Column — Variety of Crop Plans Is Now Under Study by Republicans WASHINGTON — (NEA) —Somef negotiable from one producer to \ also an income support plan. The f the new fnrm plans now beinj onsklered by Secretary of Agri- ulture Ezra Taft Benson are almost as hard to understand as the Brannan plan. Thus far, the Republican farm planners seem convinced that there is no one plan, like j Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD _(NEA>— OUYS three pictures to his credit—"Take another, at free market prices. | new plan has been approved by A brand-new idea has been given I Secretary Benson's Corn Advisory tentative approval for the corn Committee. crop, but it has corn growers puz- : -irice plan for wheat Is zled. The general fear of those to J us ' as tricky as the corn plan, but whom the plan has been explained I u -" el 'eut. Under its operation, all Peter Edson is that it would tend to force down support price levels. The workings are roughly this: At the beginning of each crop year before planting time, 'the De- thc Brannan' P artm ent would announce the level plan that would of P r °duc«on needed in the light of take care of all | ex 's tin ij carryover. The idea would crops. So a variety of plans, a different for eath crop, is being considered. They include a two-price plan for wheat—one price for domestic wheat and another for export wheat. John H. Davis, former President of the Wool Marketing Association, now an Assistant Secretary of Agriculture, has been working on a modification of the Sugar Act to fit the woo! situation. It would meet U.S. wool requirements by allocating domestic production and import quotas. To control the potato surplus, a recommendation has been made to the administration that the old Warren act of 1935 be dusted off. This plan was thrown out by former Secretary Henry Wallace, who didn't like it, after the original AAA act was declared unconstitutional. It provided for a system of marketing taps, printed tax free but bought from the Treasury by potato growers at 75 cent-s a htm- Iredweight for licenced production. These marketing taps were made be to determine how much corn could be sold at 100 per cent of parity. The level of support prices would not be announced, however, until Oct. 1, the beginning of the harvest. At this time the amount of corn to be fed to cattle and hogs would be added to the amounts going into manufacturing and export. This would be the immediate requirement. To this would be added an amount for carryover sufficient to care for an average crop failure. Together, these would be total requirements. If this amount balanced the total corn production for the year, the wheat would be sold at free market prices. At the beginning of each crop year, the amount of wheat going into domestic use and the amount going into export would be calculated. Each of the two million U. S. wheat growers would then get a certificate for his half of the wheat used in the U.S. The value of these certificates, per bushel, would be announced by the Secretary of Agrculture at the beginning of each crop year. If the new level parity price of wheat was S2.10 and the average market price was $1.65, the certificate would be worth 45 cents a bushel, for that portion of the crop used for U.S. food. The money to pay for these cer- Ificates would come from milling certificates bought by flour millers rom the government, for all wheat used to make flour for the domestic market. Under this plan, the farmer farmer would get a support price j would get the full parity price for equal to 100 per cent of parity. For I his share of the wheat that went each one per cent the crop exceed-1 into, bread. This would tend to keep ed the total requirements, purity would be dropped one per cent. If quirements, the support price would be 90 per cent of parity, but the support price would never be below 75 per cent of parity. This is described as an income support plan, but it is said to be not the Brannan plan, which was up the price of bread to the consumer. The advantage of the plan is said to be that it would take the government out of the business of owning, storing and selling wheat. The plan has had the approval of Secretary Benson's Wheat Industry Advisory committee. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Several people have recently Inquired concerning KO - called sun lamps and their use during the winter. This seems like an important question since millions or people live in climates which provide little sunshioe for many months of the year. T should like to discourage the use of ihc word, "sun lamps" since it is ultvaviolet lamps which are Mrirfly u:;cd and th'.'S-o do not supply all of the Ingredients ot the sun. The effect of ultraviolet - lavnp- proriufed rays on the normal .skin however, somewhat like that o{ the sun. If the skin is exposed too long lo these rays it will redden and burn. If small, gradually increasing exposures are taken tire skin will usually tan. and ultraviolet rays will help Ihe skin make vitamin D. Sonic precautions must be used with an ultraviolet lamp. The rays are powerful and can damage the eyes seriously unless they are carefully protected. Uncomfortable :in<l even dangerous burns of the skin have developed from too - long exposure. Although ultraviolet light helps mine skin diseases, it is harmful for others so that it. should not be used by someone suffering (v om n skin disease unless it is specifically advised. Sunny Viieatlolis Help During dark, sunless days, there- lore, children especially need extra rations of vitamin D which is new Council on Physical Medicine of the American Medical Association, 535 North Dearborn Street, Chicago 10, 111. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NE AService Britishers' Bid Is Too Strong North's bidding was a bit too strong by American standards, on the hand shown today. South might have a rather light third-hand bid, and North would make allowance for that possibility by raising to only three hearts. South would then go on to game. The hand was actually played In trie European championships by a team of English women against a team of Swedish women. Mrs. Nico Gardener held the South cards at one table, and had no objection to program at the Orpheum. North could well afford to bid the hand to the hilt, for Mrs. Gardener proceeded to play it to perfection. West opened the deuce of diamonds, and Mrs. Gardener tried the jack from dummy. East covered with the queen, and declarer won with the king. She next led a ! trump to dummy's queen and returned a trump, forcing out West's .ce. West got out with a third and Dolls: It's a dog's life for Hollywood dog trainers whose ca- video leap along with other movie nine film stars have made the personalities. Audiences didn't see him. but trainer Henry East was down on fours, hiding beneath a piano, during a recent '.'Make Room for Daddy" show In which his famous movie pooch. Corky, shared the soptlight with Danny Thomas. In movies, Corky always has re acted to off - stage hand cues from East. !But the director of Danny's show didn't want the audience to see me," the veteran movie dog ralner groaned. "There wasn't place for me to stand unseen ou of camera range so I had to get nto the scene to give Corky his cues." The show's dirctor was lucky Sonune could have mistaken East for Corky under that piano md thrown HIM a bone. If East's canine stars wind up on i psychiatrist's couch, blame TV Says East: "They get a day's 'ehearsal to learn something ( movie studio would give them i veek to learn." Vicent Price, who never considered himself the kind of actor to get fan mail from the lollipop set, puttered that he's "running neck nd neck with Lassie, Brandon de Wilde and Roy Rogers" in the ju- urned the trick and now Vincent One picture, "House of Wax," •enile-popuJarity poll, rom moppets who like the kind of s being bombarded with letters kullduggery laced with horror that : dished out. "The little darlings want my pic- Varners never took any photo- huddered on "The Mad Magician" ure in that horrible makeup," he et. "Funny part about it is that raphs of me in that makeup. They eta dp th rhu cwdluoeswrerfiaaeit •ere afraid that the pictures would be printed before the movie was released and spoil the horror." If it's horror the kids like, they'll swallow their bubble gunK over "The Mad Magician." Price returns to the man - of - a - thousand faces type of horror popularized by Lon Chaney for flicker gooseflesh. How Martha's Changed Martha Scott poisoning her husband, killing her brother? The same noble, sacrificing Martha Scott who starred in such movies as "Our Town" and "Cheers for Miss Bishop"? Yes, the same Martha and she's happy about emoting for the last two years on TV in roles Hollywood denied her. "It's like having the shackles ta ken off," she told me. "I always was typed in Hollywood as a nobie dame who had to suffer. They eaid I didn't have sex appeal. But TV has given me murder and even glamor." Now it's a telefilm for Martha— the role of Mrs. Robert Louis Stevenson in the first of Chester Er- sklne's series. "Reader's Digest on TV," based on the "My Most Unforgettable Character" articles. Celluloid is fine with Martha, but she prefers live TV because: "T'here's R chance for the performer to sustain something and for the audience there's a 'this-is- ;he-monient' feeling." A Trying- Relationship "I'm waiting for the day when people will stop referring to me as Dana Andrews' kid brother. It's setting annoying. Dana and I are very close, but we never discuss our separate careers. There's no amily resemblance, either." That's, blond - as - a - Viking fact that his name rarely appear, in print without Dana's alongside it despite the fact that he has the High Ground," "So Big," and "The Phantom Ape." "Dana and I would both be happier if people stopped calling me his brother." Steve frowns. "He was the third born. I was the 1th." Philip Terry, who hit movie star- clr-'i In "The Parson of Panamint" and "Music in Manhattan" as well as headlines as Joan Crawford's third husband, retired as an emot- er in 1949 to operate a resort hotel near San Francisco. Now he's returned to paint and Is confessing: "I left Hollywood right after I made 'To Each His Own.' I fouled myself up. I got involved and niy perspective on myself and on my career was gone. Now I know I made a big mistake. Acting is my life." grease* Natural Gas Business Fast Expanding NEW YORK W)-One Ohio gas utility reports »,. has a waiting list of 70,000 householders for natural gas heating. In Chicago, over 135,000 names are on file from consumers who want to heat with natural gas. A Brooklyn, N. Y., utility says it started the year with 30,000 gas heating customers, picked up 10,000 In ten months and now is aiming at adding 50,000 more in the next ten years. That's the picture in the gas industry today in many parts of the nation. Natural gas. one of the fastest growing businesses since Ihe end of World Warll, still is expanding at a breath-taking pace. The gas industry has been adding about one million new customers a year and now serves almost 27 million homes. Of that figure, 12,900.000 customers now use gas for home heating. House heating creates sudden, sharp, high peaks in the use of gas. One company uses 15 times as much gas on a zero day as on a summer day. As one means of meeting this problem, the gas companies have invested millions of dollars to develop underground storage facilities in depleted and partly depleted gas fields in the northern states. Gas is piped into these fields during the summer months and then taken out in winter when demand reaches its peak. More than 650 million dollan has been spent this year to extend and expand the 350.000 miles of gas pipeline in existence. There already is enough natural gas pipeline now buried in U. S. soil to encircle the globe 14 times. Highway police should be equipped with long-handled fish nets with which to haul in .he growing number of foreign midget sports cars that are dashing over the landscape, says Kverett True. 75 Yeart Ago In Blytheyille — Among the people going lo Memphis for the Olc Miss-Tennessee game are Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Gee, B. F. Klrshncr. Byron Morse, Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Black, Mr. and Mrs. Baker Wilson, Cecil Lowe, W. K. Francis, Mitchell nest. Frank Whlt- so often provided in cod . hvcv oil worth, Sylvester Moslcy, Joe Dlidy, or other fish oils. Some of us uho Russell Mosley. Harold Nunn, Marv- are fortunate lake winter vacations In Nunn and Mr. and Mrs. Rosa D. in climates where we ran get a good dnso of sunshine right when ,vo need It most. Not all ultraviolet lumps on the narket are considered lo be i<q«al- y satisfactory. A list of acceptable lamps has been prepared by the Hughe. 1 ,. Mrs. C. M. any and Mrs. Jewc Stitt are In Memphis today. Miss Nancy Klmhner, Mlwi Jane McAdsinu, MlM Dorln McOltte unit Miss Capltola Whllwnrth Memphis tor the Jlmmlc In Dorsey WEST *AQJ75 V A 10 4 4>2 £10642 NORTH (D) « 102 VQ632 • AJ4 + A985 EAST A963 4 Q 109863 + QJ3 SOUTH 4tK84 VK J975 « K.7S #K7 East-West vul. North East South Wai Pass Pass IV 1 A 4 tf Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 2 round of trumps, leaving it up to declarer to find a way of avoiding the loss of a diamond and two spades. Mrs. Gardener found the way. She cashed the top clubs and ruffed a club. She next entered dummy with the ace of diamonds, noting that West had to discard a spade on this trick, and then led the last club from the dummy. Instead of ruffing, declarer threw her losing diamond, allowing West to win the trick with the ten of clubs. That was the end of poor West, Swedish declarer missed this line of play and was set one trick. SUCCESS Is like contentment — u.Mially showing up when you've >cen so busy working you've forgotten nil about It. — Greenwood (Mliw.) CommonwcalUu Cinema Actress Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 57 Accomplishments DOWN' 1 Unit of length 2 Standards of perfection 1 Cinema actress, Gaynor 6 She is a performer 11 Form a notion 3 Irritates 13 Type of gun 4 Zeus 14 Term in horseshoes 15 Last 16 Easter (ab.) 17 Satellites 19 Masculine appellation 20 Conducted 22 Perch 5 Entry in a ledger 7 Ordinal (ab.) 8 Leaps over 9 Foray 10 Paradise 12 Eaten away 23 Greek letter 13 She a 24 Compass point nature 25 Measure of 18 Lubricant cloth 26 Pounds, shillings, pence (ab.) 27 Parent 29 Note in Guide's scale 31 Aged 33 Near 34 East (Fr.) 36 Eternity 39 Conclude 42 Driving command 43 City in The Netherlands 44 Fish eggs 45 Age 46 Weapon 48 Powerful explosive SO Distant 52 Tell 54 Fixed looker 55 Perched 56 Domestic I llavti 21 Lower in rank41 Having ' 6 Fortifies with 23 Click-beetle depressions i soldiers 28 Indian 45 Gaelic I mulberry 46 Female saints: 30 Musical note., (ab.) 32 More profound 47 Bamboolike 34 Herons grass i 35 Sailor 4!) Scatters 37 Poem 51 Mineral rock 38 Approaches 53 New Guinea 40 Spotted port

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