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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, DECEMBER ifc 1*01 THE BLYTHEVI1.LB COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H W HAWKS. PubAilwr BARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A A FRIDRICKBON. Editor PAUL D HUMAN. Ad»ert!sln( Manager Bolt National AdTOtlsint Representatives: WalUce Witmei Co.. N«w York, Chicago. Detiolt Atlanta, Memphis. Bnurad M ucond cuw matter tt tht port- offlot at Blyttwvlllt, Arktniu, unaer act of Con. October I Itl? llnrtor or Tht Associated Prtu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By aurltr to the city ot Biyinettll* or »nj suburban town where carrier §er»!ot Is main- uined. 35e per w«t 87 mill, .within • rwilus at SS milts. 15.00 pel y«ar. 12.90 for six month! 11.29 tor three mo.ithi: by m»U outside 90 mile tone, I13.JO per rear payable In adrince Meditations Into thine hand I commit my »pirlt: thou ha«t redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.—Paslmi 31:5. * * * There is no life so humble that, If it b« true and genuinely human and obedient to God, It may not hope to shed some of His light. There Is no life so meager that the greatest and wisest of us can afford to despise it. We cannot know at whit moment It may flash forth with the life of Qod. —Philllpi Brook*. Barbs No wonder the centenarian crop is short. A woman of 9« says people who live long are those who mind their own business. * * * It won't be lone until you'll realize how much enchantment distance added to winter. * * * Tight ihoet are really never comfortable until right after you take them off. * * * •Ifbt after Chrlitmaa the book with the saddest ending likily will be dad's check book. * * * A North Dakota man has a five-foot beard. One lellow who should'nt mind getting Christmas ties. French Can Stop Criticism With Action Instead of Talk Secretary of State John Foster Dulles may have been just a bit too harsh in tone as he warned France of the urgency of ratifying the European defense act. But France's response, described by one correspondent as "hurt anger," is hardly warranted either ewspapers . called his approach one of "brutality." The French for a long time have shown little capacity for action in critical areas of foreign policy. The most they seem to do is talk about acting. But a good deal of the talk centers on reasons for not doing anything. At the same time, they appear to have little stomach for the sort of criticism which ineviably follows their inaction. This must strike many Americans as odd, since the French have felt quite free to rail against the United States through out a period in which we have been acting—most often for the evident benefit of the French. Undoubtedly we have made a lot of mistakes that deserve criticism. But possibly it is better to be criticised for trying to do something, than to do nothing and then indulge in anguished wfiils when inaction as assailed. The truth about the French is that they want the comfort of inertia without its penalty. They want to be in, but not of the world. They want to enjoy the fruits of rich living without the pain of life's inescapable ordeals. Anyone who dares to say bluntly that the French are failing in their in- ternatioral responsibilities is pretty sure to be charged with "shock tactics." as was Dulles. At root it is not Dulles, but the world which shock France. Dulles asked speedy action on EDC, not merely to gain German divisions for Western defense, but to provide a mechanism through which Germans and French might avoid revival of their past quarrels. He said failure to ratify EDC would force the United States into "agonizing repraisal" of its own policies. Later he added that this might include changing the disposition of American troops abroad. But Dulles did not threaten that we would pull out of Europe if EDC was not approved. On the contrary, he he promised we would keep some troops overseas so long as the Atlantic alliance exists. Perhaps the strongest thing-he said was that if Germany and France should decide to commit suicide by blundering Into a new war between themselves, "they may have to commit it alone," He did not clarify this comment, but in the light of »ubie<juent remarki it would not •eem intended to suggest a pull-out. All this made for tough talk, no doubt of it. Yet for the French there is a simple way to stop this kind of talk. They need only suspended for a lime the endless political conversation that passed for governing that passes for governing in France, and make a few hard decisions. Roads May Be a Peril One of the hardest-headed planners in this country, Robert Moses of New York, told the motor manufacturers the motcr day they should take the lend in pushing for a 10-year, $50 billion highway program. He cast his appeal in the hard terms they understand: "You can't sell cars if there is no place for their smooth and uninterrputed operation." Moses said the country is more than 10 years behind the output of cars in its modern highway construction. These warnings are uttered so often that perhaps they no longer attract much attention. But if the cities, states and federal government do not soon unite on an ambitious program to bring our roads up to date, we may awake before too long to find they are not merely uncomfortable and unsafe, but a peril to our security in time of war. Views of Others Get Out And Scratch One of the most disgusting things that can happen to a fellow Is to give a Job to the best he's got, and when .he puts it across, some, guy who hasn't got the energy to get up a sweat, smiles and says, "You're pretty lucky." Once at a state dinner a great lady said to Lord Northcllffe, "Thackery awoke one morning and found himself famous." Lord Northcllffe said, "Lady, the man \rtio wakes and finds himself famous hasn't been asleep." Alter writing eight hours a day for 15 long heartbreaking years, Thackery himself probably wouldn't have appreciated the brevity with which hi* toll was brushed aside. There Is no moral substitute for industry. Winston Churchill made famous the phrase, "Blood, sweat and tears," and most critical situations fall short of solution if no one comes forward to supply them. Industry does not always wear a uniform and carry a ting. otUlmcs It wears the garments of the working man. Take the case of the little office boy who wanted a raise, "Why," said his portly boss, "you're not one whit bigger than when you came here." Not disturbed at all by this rebuff, the small boy smiled and said, "I know I'm small , but since I've been working for you, to tell you the truth, I've been so busy I haven't had time to grow." He got the raise. The "rool-hog-or-dlc" philosophy which dominated the thinking of our pioneer fathers and aided them In hewing a civilization out of a wilderness, has a lessening appeal to their well fed dccendants. "Gimme" Is goifo-grammar today. In fact, If you say It often enough, and loud enough, you can collect n pretty good living and not know any grammar. Wo can learn a lot from so-called "lower forms of life." Many a parent would be doing a child a favor if he repeated to the child what the old mother hen snld to her brood. "Said one little chick, with a funny little squirm, "I wish I could find a nice fat worm. I Said a second little chick with a queer little shrug. "I wish I could find a nice fat bug." said a third little chick with a strange little squeal, 'I wish I could find some nice yellow meal." 'Now look look here,' said their mother from the collard-green patch, "If you kids want any breakfast, you'd better gel out ami SCRATCH"—Pierce Harris, in The Atlanta Journal. Wrong Joshua And now that moonshining is being revived, due to high federal taxes, stories are developing about the moonshiners of days gone by. Very soon we expect to hear again about the Joshua who was in court: "Are you the Joshua who made the sun stand still?" "No, sun, boss, Isc de Joshua who made the moon shine still." That was before the days when witnesses refused to answer questions on the ground that the answer might incriminate them.—Lexington Herald. $0 THEY SAY We know that every period of inflation in history has been followed by deflation. What we are interested In is bringing about the deflation in an orderly manner.—Allan B. Kline, American Farm Bureau Federation. * * * The soviet union now seems to be engaged In consolidating the position at home and in its satellites. —Secretary of State Dulles. * * # American national survival Is linked with the survival of the NATO area as a whole. —Defense Secretary Wilson. * * * We are not going to transfer ourselves totn militarist, going around yelling 'Hell' anything. We are simply going to do our Job, but do it intelligently.—President Elsenhower. . » * » Ordered haste will save you, and panic will destroy you.—Pi«»W«nt Eliinhowtr. Cmon, Cmon! Sign the Pooer Quickly! Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Mammoth Report on Housing Makes Heavy Reading for Ike WASHINGTON— (NEA) — When Housing and Home Finance Ad- ninLstriUor Albert M. Cole unveiled the 300-page, three-pound report of the President's Advisory: Committee on Housing Policies and grams, h« Pro- was Teter Eaion Asked this question: "Would you ssy that the aim of this plan and program is to EO stimulate prl- •nte enterprise In the building of, lew houses and In the partial re- inblHtatlon of old housing (thereby to conserve our housing inventory) and thereby to contract the participation of the federal government in providing adequate housing for low and intermediate income groups?" Everybody laughed find the administrator said he couldn't answer a Jong question like that. The questioner, Carroll Williams, business and real estate editor of the Baltimore Sun papers, .simplified the question and made H: "Would this program enable the fccfcral government to out of the public-housing picture?" This time the answer was involved, but it added up to "Yes, and No." Each step that reduced the pressure for more public housing was a good thing, Administrator Cole declared. But he added that It must be realized Unit some people could never pay even economical rents, and they had to be helped. "Do the recommendations of this report contract federal aid to housing?' ' Cole was asked. "It sets up machinery for the counter-cyclical operations ,to correct the ups and downs of business," he replied. In other words, this Implied the government would give less aid to housing tn good times thim in bad. "How much of this Is President Elsenhower's program?" someone wanted to know. Cole explained that he had briefed President Elsenhower on this program twice, once recently. The congressional lenders, were meet- Ing with the President this week. The White House believed there should bo a cooperative effort to get a new housing program. The volume of public housing was being left to Congress and the administration. But since the President had not made his decision, Cole said it Would not be appropriate for him to sny whether this report would be the administration's program. The housing administrator was frank enough to admit, also, that he did not npree with all the provisions in the report. These comments from the head man of the Housing and Home Finance Agency would seem to leave the subject of n new housing policy right where It has been since last January—which Is pretty well confused. The report of the President's Advisory Committee of 23 members Is a tremendous thing. It has seven rniUn sections of recommendations and five lengthy subcommittee reports which are highly technical. The substance of this summary has been reported in the press. Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Thetht University of Colorado, Jim- Best Howls of Our Lives From my Stewart used a b*droom tn the University Women's Club aa a dressing room. A algn on the wall there now reads: Hollywood in U93-Red Skelton, hoping to sleep late one morning, offered a prize to whichever of his youngsters slept the latest. At 5 a. m. son Richard awoke him and asked: "Daddy, who'i wlnnlac the prhe?" Danny Thomas' explanation of why he has to keep working: "My wife has very expensive tastes. Do we have Persian rugs on the floors at home? No. We have live Persians at $2.89 an hour." lying around Ed Wynn, about to leave on » weekend hunting trip, looked at himself in the mirror and mutter ed to his wife: "Vou know, It'i a good thing I'M not in season." Jack Benny was asked to pose with Marie Wilson. The shutter clicked but the lenser protested: "Aw, Jack, you dropped your eyes. You looked down." "Where else are you supposed to look when you're with Marie Wilson?" said Jack. Two Hollywood glamor girls were dissecting the marriage of an over-40 movie queen to a handsome actor in his mid-20's. "Such an age difference." purred one. "Fifteen years'." "Only five, dahlin'," fanned the other. "He aged 10 years the day after the wedding." He Really Is Sid Miller's definition of a genius: Someone who can convince his wife she looks fat In a mink coat. A rnovietown wife found a key marked Apt. 3-D In her hubby's pocket and accused him of philandering. Don't he silly," said the movie actor. "Haven't you' heard about this three-dimensional craze?" Dick Wesson says he saw it on Hollywood Blvd. But it will take housing experts I A group of gaily bedecked cars days and even weeks to go through (honking their way through traffic its detailed provisions on mortgage financing, Interest rates, slum clearance, multlfamily dwellings, low-income family assistance and reorganization of the vast, government housing agencies themselves. They must learn what they contain to , make Intelligent comment upon them. If this is a fair sample of what shaping the Eisenhower administration's program by commission and committee Is to be, the pros- with a sign on the rear of thi first .car reading: "Just Divorced." Overheard: "He dances like his wife drives." A seven-year-old master of cer- iemonles for a talent show at a Los Angeles school thanked the parents id: for attending and then regarded VVashineton'M I I8 » ve "I now bid' you good night and with two famous last somewhat frightening. The mere thought of asking the resident, with all his other responsibilities, to digest a report of this kind, master its contents and make intelligent decisions on its recommendations is a terrific burden to put on anyone. When it is recalled that similar reports are coming from other commissions on government reor- :anizatlon, foreign trade, and economic policy, intergovernmental relations, farm policy, national security, antitrust policy and other deep-dish subjects, the outlook for this winter in Washington Is one of many long evenings at home, reading reports. But for those who don't wish to bother, there Is an out. The Congress, in final analysis, is going to determine what governmet policy will be on housing, agriculture, Laxes and everything else. Executive commission reports are interesting collateral reading, but not the last word. words—Marilyn Monroe." Joan Davis and Jim Backus were discussing a child actor. "He's terribly precocious," said Joan. "I'm certain his mother dotes on him." "Dotes on him?" said Backus. "Why, she keeps him in a duck press every night." Talking about television Milton Berle said: "I've learned that TV Is a great way to reach millions of people who, luckily, can't reach me." Bob Hope visited a mess hall In Korea where the menu included powdered milk, powdered eggs and powdered bacon. "We didn't have to eat the stuff," Bob said. "They Just blew it at us." He Really Did While filming scenes for "The Glenn Miller Story" on location at the Dut tor Says— By Written for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Mrs. D. writes that she has bronchiectasis and would like a discussion of the subject, particularly the relation of climate and altitude to the condition. It is probably safe to say that the victim of bronchiectasis would benefit somewhat from residing in a warm, dry climate. An extremely high altitude would quite likely be undesirable since It might put an additional strain on the heart and lungs. Bronchiectasis Is a condition in which the small pockets in tho lungs, which are normally filled with air when a person breathes, nre broken down, enlarged, and filled with mucus fluid or semisolid material. It is commonly the result of long-continued cough left over from broncho-pneumonia, lung abscess, or similar infections of the breathing system. The symptoms of bronchiectasis are generally like those of. any other Irritation In the lungs. Chronic cough, usually with s fairly heavy mucus sputum, sometimes having a foul odor, is common. The diagnosis depends on special examinations, including X-rays. Also, the use of a remarkable instrument called a bronchoscopc is frequently helpful. Once bronchlectiiKis has been diagnosed, treatment should not be long delayed. The first step is to see If the condition which produced the bronchiectasis Is still active and to use whatever means are possible to attack the underlying cause. Surgery Saves Many The medical treatment of bron- chiectasis has not been highly successful, at least until recently. However, penicillin or its antibiotic relatives. If Riven early enough, scorns to be hclnful. The other method of treatment which 1« satisfactory for many of those with bronchiectasis, especially when the condition Is advanced, expert West might open away been any other hope. It was Just club finesse. The club opening hard luck for West that nobody lead, however, forced South to'.would give him credit for making make up his mind at once for or I" 'rlcky club lead simply because against the cltib finesse. (he was a bad player. It's a sad If West had been a good player, South would have been very much In doubt about the right play. An ! world, Isn't it? "Jimmy Here." Stewart Undrewed Definition of * Hollywood playgirl: Her bathroom towel* tra monogramed "Hers" and "To Whom It May Concern." Groucho Marx, lunching at the Brown Derby, wa» approached by a stout, overly rouged woman wearing her hair in a, rf.»s» ot blonde ringlets. The woman peered at Oroucho. then thrust an autograph book at you Harpo Marx?" ihe ma'am," hissed Groucho at the Untie of yellow 'Are you?" him. "Are asked, "No, looking curls. ' A kiddie on Art Linkletter's TV show was asked, "What is a zither?" "Something," he replied, "you use to button up your pants." Two movie dolls were discussing a third and one of them meowed: 'She's lovely, she's engaged, shr uses — EVERYBODY." to see » Phil Slivers, invited model home, answered: "Sure, wha ttime does she get Phil Silvers, invited to see a model home, answered: "Sure, what time does the get off work?" .. Y A sign artist at Motion Picture Center, a movie lot now converted 100 per cent to telefilms, spent three days painting 10 signs all reading: "Positively No Visitors Today." The divorce testimony proved John Wayne leads a happy life slugging It out with movie villains. And June Allyson changed her mind about retiring from the screen. But she promised: "There will be only one movie year from now on." 75 Years Ago In B»ythtviJle— Another of the Christmas holiday dances honoring students home from school, visitors in the city and other friends,-was given last night at the American Legion Hut when Misses Sura Jo Little. Prances Little, and Virginia Little, daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Toin Little, entertained 125 guests at a formal affair. Miss Virginia Nunn and Miss Adele Langston left today for New Orleans where they will visit Miss Langston's cousin, Miss Mary Lee Wilson. Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Garrlgan and daughter, Qay, have returned from Union City, Tenn., where they spent several days. A hit of people are getting more evening exercise than they used lo. due to walking out ot the room when television commercials come on and then walking back when the entertainment starts up /iRiiin. is surgery. The part of the lung affected with bronchiectasis can be removed by surgery pretty successfully and this has undoubtedly saved ninny lives. This is, especially helpful to those with an advanced type of bronchiectasis. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for Mi A service Bad Players Make Their Own Trouble Perhaps the day after Christmas is too soon to tell the brutal truth about life and bridge, but sooner or later the truth will out. The vital message that I want to convey is that bad bridge players are not as successful as good bridge players. If this bit of news falls to startle you, I'll add something to the story. A bnd player will often Buffer In a hand in which he has done nothing wrong — simply because he is known to be a bad player. It's very sari, but I warned you the truth was brutal. Take today's hand for example. West was known to be a bad player. In this hand he never made the wrong move, but he suffered Just the same. West opened the nine of clubs. This was the best possible opening lead. With any other openinc, Wouth would have had the chance from the king of clubs in the hope of steering South away from the finesse. Since West was Known to be a bad player, however. South had no doubts about who had the king of clubs. South's only chance was to go up with the ace of clubs, draw NORTH (D) 26 4A VKQ96 • AJ105 4AJ105 WEST EASf 476431 4J10J V 8 5 3 V A .110 7 • 63 »74 4983 AK763 SOUTH 4KQ98 V42 • KQ982 404 North-South vul. North tut South Wea* 1 at Pass 2 • Pass 3* Pass 34 Pass 4N.T. Pass 54 Pass «• Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 9 to explore. trumps, try South would out tho spades draw lead towards the h-nrts, and so on. If everything *lse failed. South might tvtatuilly fall back OB a trumps, cash the ace of spades, get to his own hnnd with a trump, and lay down the king and queen of spades In the faint hope of dropping the jack and ten. This play actually worked, and South's nine of spades became ex- tablished. Sohth had already discarded two clubs from the dummy on the king and queen of spades, and he was now able to discard dummy's last club on the nine of spades. The odds were almost 20 to I againr.t fihriihc such luck in the spades, «nd South wouldn't have taken iucb 4 gambla U Ultra bad) Danish Dilemma Answer to Previou* Puzzla ACROSJ3 1 Denmark exports more -- than any other country 7 The Skagerrak separates it from 13 Everlasting (poet.) 14 Idolizes 15 Pestered 16 Take heed! 17 Onager 18 Kind of tide 20 Payable on receipt (ab.) 21 Planters 25 River 28 Repudiated 32 Shackles 33 Taut 34 Send In payment 35 Canvas sheltert 36 Closed 38 Parts of potms 1 39 Exptmgers 41 River In Switzerland 44 Legal point 45 Before 48 Surgical saw 51 Bank clerk 54 Bridge holding 55 Ascended 56 Went by steamer 57 Parts ot coatj DOWN I.Greek letter 2 Shoshonean Indians 4 Transposes (ab). 5 Compass point 6 Ransom 1 Grabbed (coll.) 8 Poem 9 Tier 10 Infold 11 Go by aircraft 12 Belgian river 29 Hostelries 19 Board (ab.) 30 Italian city 21 Infirm 22 Pacific island 23 Flax soaker 24 Scoffs 25 Titles of courtesy 26 Large plant 27 Italian's Rome 42 Range 31 Stone layer (Scot.) 37 Mended 38 Chaste 40 Direction (ab.) 50 High card 41 Pewter coins 52 Age of Thailand 53Partofth« 43 Kidney (comb, form) 45 Otherwise 46 Stagger 47 Sea eaglet 49 Companion mouth . social event*

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