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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, JANUARY 3, 1955, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE "COURIER NEWS CO. H. w. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And many more believed because ot his own word. — John 4:41. * * * Begin by regarding everything from a moral point of view, and you will end by believing In Qod. — Dr. Arnold. Barbs Maybe bachelors and old maids just haven't the heart to fall in love. * * # The most popular drink is soup—so we've heard too often lately. * * # . "Neckties That Stand Out"— advertisement. Stiff, white shirt fronts have been doing that for years. * * * Saturday afternoon is when people wash their can. Sunday is when it rains. * # # Any Man who can find a way to cut the red tape in Washington should be given a blue ribbon. No Easy Task In the preatomjc days, the diplomats entrusted with protecting their countries' interests always knew that if they pressed too hard the result might be war. They felt they could take the risk, and they did. Perhaps the most outstanding development of the last two months has been the growth of the conviction among the leaders of the free world, and particularly President Eisenhower, that this whole approach is now out ths window. The President stated it simply: "There is no longer any alternative to peace." He meant that atomic and hydrogen warfare is now so horrible to contemplate, so runious in prospect, that no sane statesman can dare to frame policies which include war among the possible avenues of action. We in the United States and the free world are committed, in theory at least, to the building of an atomic air force so powerful that it could destroy the Soviets Union even if Russia first hurled all its atomic might at us. Yet this plan is not inconsistent with Mr. Eisenhower's declaration. For our real hope is that an atomic air force strong enough to wreck Russia would discourage the Kremlin or anybody else from every undertaking major war. Obviously, too, this plan has nothing to do with appeasement. We do not propose to avoid nuclear war by giving in but by being too tough for anyone to take on. In this program, which is at once a military policy and a foreign policy, there is on big flaw. We cannot be sure that at some stage in this attempted stand-off the Kremlin wil not be inhabited by men sufficiently crazed to undertake war despite the prospect of world ruin. And we cannot be sure that some local conflict, launched in the belief it would stay small, might not grow nevertheless into general nuclear combat. American leaders, buttressed by able former public servants like Thomas K. Finletter, therefore believe we must seek in deadly earnest some way to ban all major armaments, both atomic and conventional. No realistic statesman dreams this would be easy. Everj\disarmament plan thus far offered by the United Slates or other free nations has been dashed to pieces on the rock of Russian intransigence. But as the true horror'irf the alternative to peace becomes steadily clearer, hopes for drastic, effective disarmament may rise. Mr. Eisenhower's plan to divert atomic materials to peaceful uses is a frail but important beginning. The seed of this idea cannot be allowed to wither, and it is not. At stake is nothing less than civilization itself. There is no safety in stiess- ing what'we say we cannot do. The only security lies in doing what we plainly must do. VIEWS OF OTHERS Hands Across the Seize Some handshakers take Shakespeare too literally: "There's no better sign ol & brave mind than & hard hand." Shaking hands as you must, sometimes you get a hard one. The arm comes charging out like a battering ram. The whole paw encloses the four fingers past the thumb in a vise-like grip. There is a crunching of knuckles and a momentary paralysis. You retreat, the hand held limp and numb. Is handshaking a lost art or one never properly learned? Aside from the fellow (and the littlest one can be the biggest brute) who tries to break all 27 hand bones in one operation, there's the fish hand. Its shake is cold and moist, soft and sickly. Rigor mortis would set in if it could get a hold. There's also the handshake that touches the fingers hurridly and. passes them on to the next customer. This is met with from dowagers in receiving lines. Naturally, they are old hands. Then there's the handshake-that-never-was:. You stick out all five fingers to the lady, smile in anticipation—and nothing happens. Embarrassing. And the other type. He reaches out to meet you, then jerks his hand, thumb up, over his shoudler, and bellows with laughter. The comical type, or birci-in-the-hand. Finally, there's the two-hand shake. The right hand closes over yours, and the palm of the second hand is laid warmly on the calsp. This can be an old friend. Or a fellow who wants a loan. More often the latter. Thanks to the opposable thumb, which shares alone with the ape, the hand is the handiest of all insti-uments. But it can be an instrument of torture in the wrong hands. AH politicians, hand- hardened to it, knows this,, and we would thank one of t»em for Introducing a bill to standardize handshakes—no bone-breaking, no fishy shakes just a moderate, uniform, member-in-the-lodge- of-brotherhood clutch. A handshake Is something to get in office on but also a way to elbow yourself out of a tight Senate debate with.—Asheville (N.C.) Citizen. Watch It, Children That warning against "television squat"— sounded by the National Chiropractic Association, —was beamed at children to be enforced by their elders. Specifically it referred to the habit of sitting cross-legged on the floor, and the danger cited was that the posture would strain various parts of the the anatomy. Maybe it's just bad for people, though countless generations sat that way before there were chairs. Possibly it wasn't good for Indians, and the reason the Vanishing American so nearly vanished. We wouldn't argue the point. There is an age at which children just naturally act like children. They don't know -.Miat the human body can't fie itself into a knot, so they do it any how, They lie flat on the floor, on their little tummies, their little feet over their little heads, to get their lessons, they recline with knees under them and chin on the floor—and are never comfortable when seated like little ladies and gentlemen. They do pushups and pullups. and hang from limbs of trees by the limps of themselves, not having grown up yet and learned that they shouldn't. Nashville Banner. Advice to The Court In arguing for a gradual application of the Supreme Court's ruling against segregation in the public schools and for flexibility in adapting it to different conditions in different localities the Southern states have warned of the harm that hasty attempts at integraion may do to race relations and education. The brief filed with the court by North Carolina stated the problem this way: "A social order which is the product of three centuries, and a public school system which is the product of one century of comformity to the Constitution as interpreted by this court and by Congress, cannot be transformed overnight into an entirely different social ortier nnd education system notwithstanding the great respect which the people of North Carolina have for constitutional government and for this court." That is as cogent advice as any the court ha.s heard on why it would be far safer to go slow, why it would be better to have a generation of litigation in the courts than a "generation of strife outside the courts and chaos in the school- .room."—Ronnoke (Va.) Times. A Good Question The author nf a letter to the editor of the Charlotte Observer raises a question that probably ha.s occurred to many readers of this newspaper. Blister Hatchell of Uheraw, S. C. writes: "For a good many years I have been seeing pictures, in newspapers a nd other publications, of all sorts of dogs. Just about every picture is of a champ in his particular field. "Now answer me this: If these dogs are all champs, why in the world can't they hold up their own tails?" We don't know the answer to Mr. Hatchell's question, unless the act of kneeling with both hands outstretched to keep the dog's chin and tail at the angle approved by dog show judges enables the owner or trainer to get into the pic- true with a dog of distinction.—Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY We (Western Nations) cannot mutch the strength that could be brought iigalim us unless we use nuclear weapons,—Field Marshall Viscount Montgomery. # # * My principal Htm will be to ensure that the military does not gain the-upper hand over civil power in the country.—West German Chancellor Adenauer. ' What'll It Be, an Upset or Just .a Good Rocking? Peter fdson'i Washington Column — Renegotiation Act, Which Saves U. S. Money, Is Due to Expire WASHINGTON—(NEA) — The Renegotiation Act of 1951—which permits your Uncle Samuel to recapture excessive profits on government purchases — expires at midnight, Dec. 31. So far, nobody iias moved a finger to have the act extended. If not renewed, the government stands to lose between $30 million and $40 million a year —right down the drain. As a matter of fact the only agitation in this field now is pres- ;ure to let the renegotiation act die and stay dead—permanently. The Board of Directors of IT. S. Chamber of Commerce passed a resolution last rnonth, opposing any request for further extension. The Chamber's principal arguments are that the act is a "costly nuisance" to business in keeping records on government contracts. It is argued that if there were no renegotiation act, government procurement officers would write sharper contracts and save the government money in this way. The other side of this argument is that the costs on many new products which the government buys — like airplanes and new weapons—are unknown. Contracts for their procurement have io be drawn on many assunipfions of estimated production costs. Often cheaper production methods are discovered. If no provision is made for the government to benefit from these lowered costs, tremendous profits would accrue to the government suppliers, and taxpayers would have to foot the bill. During World War n the government recovered a gross of $11 billion and a net of $3 billion after taxes, by reopening contracts and recapturing excessive profits. The original renegotiation act was passed in 1943. Each procurement agency handled its own contracts at that time. Army had ordnance, quartermaster corps, signal corps, aviation, corps of engineers and other purchasing agencies. Navy had a similar set-up. The original wartime renegotiation act was partially renewed in 1948 for peacetime operations. But after the Korean war broke out. Congress passed a new Renegotiation Act of 1951, with a three- year life. Instead of allowing each procurement office to handle its own renegotiations, the new act provided for a centralized five-man board to handle renegotiation on all government purchases. One member was to be nominated by the Army, Navy, Air Force and General Services Administration. The President was to name the fifth member and designate the chairman. For the past year the office of the chairman has been vacant. Charles E. Mills, retired Boston banker, has been acting chairman. There are five regional boards in Boston, New York, Detroit, Chicago and Los Angeles. They handle most of the actual renegotiations. Only appeals cases, the granting of exemptions, preparation of regulations and general supervision are handled by Washington. Appeals from Washington decisions may be taken to U. S. tax court, but few cases have gone this full route. President Eisenhower asked for an extension of the renegotiation act in his State of the Union message last January. It was the last day of Congress, In August, before the renewal was approved. It was for one year, retroactively to Jan. 1, 1954. New limitations were written into the extension. Firms doing less than $500,000 a year business with the government were totally exempted i r o m renegotiation. Also, an exemption was granted for "standard commercial articles" furnished by two or more suppliers and sold under sufficient competition to protect the government. The Renegotiation Board has just completed issuing its regulations under this revised act. It has no idea of how many government suppliers will be exempted from renegotiation by these new provisions. But It hoped they will meet in part the objections of suppliers to keeping such detailed accounts. Renegotiation is'not handled on an individual contract basis, but on the total amount of receipts and accruals any government supplier may have in its fiscal year, on all government business. Even so, there are thousands of renegotiations a year. The Board is now about a year and a half behind on its work due to legislative delay. The Board has some 600 employes and a budget of $4.5 million a year. It returns to -the U. S. Treasury many times this amount In savings. Treasury's voluntary refund receipts and excess profits recoveries on renegotiation totaled $13 million in fiscal 1952, $39 million in '53, {36 million in '54 and $22 million for the first five months of fiscal 1955. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. "Would you please give some nformation on hormone shots for menopause," writes M r s. S. "Some articles state they perform miracles and some say they endanger ones health. Which Ls correct?" Be/ore discussing: some general features of the change of life a word can be said in reply to this specific question. Hormone or endocrine injections are definitely useful for most women who are encountering symptoms of lessened female glandular secretions during the menopause, provldinL that the substance chosen and the dose is properly adjusted to the individual needs .They are not necessary for all women in the menopause and they will not do harm in properly selected patients. There are many misconceptions about the menopause. This phase of life usually begins around the age of 45 and takes several ye.'jrs before the adjustment is complct. Most women pass through it without ithr physical or mnui disturbances of any serious nature. The menopause is more than the ending of one physiological function. Actually it represents the development of a new balance between the various internal glands which is caused by gradual .slowing down of the functions of the ovaries. The mast obvious reflection of these changes i.s the cessation of the menses and the ending of the reproductive stRRC of life. Neither of these need produce any concern in the great majority of women; nature hns provided these changes for rcit.son» which seeni desirable both for the imlivldtinl woman and for mankind as n whole. When lymptoms do develop, the most common are hot flashes, abnormal meases, a tendency to melancholy, putting on weight, headaches and sleeplessness— rarely all of them together. It*is under such circumstances that- glandular products may be help fuJ. They can by Supplying some of the internal secretion which the patient's own glands fail to supply. This i.s a period of life when many women begin to be relieved of some duties of child raising— often for the first time. The mf-ni- pause ushers in a period of life which has special opportunities for enjoyment. During the usual two or three* year period of adjustment a woman should remain active both mentally and physically. It is not too late to renew old interests which have been abandoned while children were small or to develop new interests which a woman can follow the rest of her life. It is not a lime of life to put on weight or become a kind of complaining vegetable. LITTLl LIZ— Everygirl hostwolincs— the one men look ot ond the one Ihey hove to listen to «M(A* • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Thii Weird Bid Really Happened By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The bidding of today's hand may seem a bit weird, and it probably Is if the truth must be told, but il is reported exactly as it took place In the recent Winter Nationa NORTH (D) A AK73 » A86.1 «5 4KQJ6 WEST EAST V9 VKQ752 * KQ 10642 0983 4107 +854 SOUTH + Q95 VJ104 * AJ7 *A932 North-South vul. North East South Wcj» 1 A Pass I V 3 » 4 ¥ Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—• K toun.ament, held In Atlanta. Paul Hodge, a! AMiene, Tex., held the South hand and made the "fancy" response of one heart. The Idea of the strange heart bid was very simple. Hodge Intended to bid no-trump later on and he naturally wanted to steer the opponents nway from an opening lead in his weakest suit. As It turned out, however, North had to raise the hearts violently, and Hodife found himself playing the hand at game in his Lhrcc-card suit. rlodj* thought for * fleeting sec- Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screen: England's top movie queen—perky Glynis Johns —has no illusions about the superior talent of British movie kings and dolls just because they play a variety of roles, bifr nnd small, avoiding Hollywood's type-casting methods. "There's an old saying in England's film colony," she confessed with R laugh — " 'Different wig- same performance.' Those wigs can fool you." The star is acting in Hollywood for the first time as Danny Kaye's leading lady in "The Court Jester," but she's visited movietown before as a vacationist. Still wide- eyed about the last trip here, before her marriage to David Foster, she marveled: "Hollywood's gossip grapevine is fantastic. One day I had a marriage proposal by transatlantic plione. I didn't tell a soul. The next day it was In a newspaper. I still haven't figured it out." Dan Duryea listened to an agent enthusiastically tell the plot of n big three-million-dollar movie now in production. "Very interesting," commented Dan. "We do that story every other week on TV in "The Affairs of China Smith.' ", GIG YOUNG to a fledgling ham: "A man realizes he's become a character actor when he has more lines in his face than in his script." Audrey Hepburn's British movie boss, Robert Clark, is trying to buy David O. Schmidt's screenplay of "Tess of the D'Urbervilles" for her. . . . Debbie Reynolds is nursing a sprained back. . . . Eddie Albert and Margo waxed four record sides—their first bid for juke box coin. No more acting chores for a while for Rosalind Russell when she winds up in "The Girl Rush." She and hubby Fred Brisson will head for Europe. . . . Marilyn Monroe — MARILYN MONROE? — plays a country gal in the opening scenes of "The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing." Lizabeth Scott is talking with Charles O'Curran, Betty Hutton's ond of bidding five clubs (which could have been made), but decided against it. The chances were that sur.h a bid would only get him to a slam, and the slam might even be bid in hearts. The best chance was to pass and try to. make four hearts. Weat opened the king of diamonds, nnd declarer won with the ace. He led the ten of hearts and let it ride to East's queen, noting with some misgiving the fall of the nine of hearts from the West hand. East returned a diamond to make dummy ruff. It was clear to East that dummy was the Ions trump hand and that South had three trumps at most. Hodge now proceeded to cash as many top cards as he could in the black suits. He took the king and queen of clubs, followed by the king; and queen of spades, and then hopefully led the ace of clubs. West's failure to ruff confirmed declarer's impression of the trump situation. South now led a spade, allowing East to ruff dummy's ace. East was now helpless to defeat the contract. He actually returned a low heart, which rode up to dummy's eight. Dummy then led the last spade, and East could get only one more trick. This end position was rather complicated, since there re many variations, but South can make ten tricks no matter which defense East chooses to adopt. When the hand was played at the other table of the team match, it was played at three no-trump. The score for three no-trump was only 600 points, and the score of 620 points for making four hearts was enough to win the match. most recent mate, about her night club singing act. .Las Vegas after-dark roundup: Jack Webb and Ben Alexander are being 1 whispered as the surprise stars who will help open the New Frontier in February. . . , vtc Damone dedicates "The Nearness of You" to his bride, Pier Angeli, every night at the Sands. MAE WEST will revive ,'The Drag"—the controversial play she wrote !n the early 1930's—after her Sahara engagemfnt. . . . The Weire Bros, are a hit in the Latin Quarter Revue at the Desert Inn. Funniest brother act since the Marxes. Wendell Corey's wife. Alice, who figured on the front pages when a nursemaid threatened her, gave up the lease on her Beverly Hills home and moved to Connecticut with her kiddies. Corey's now touring in "The Caine Mutiny Court- Martial." then goes to Europe for a movie, "Alexander the Great." ROBERT TAYLOR'S slated to follow Bill Holden as a star guest on "I Love Lucy." . . . Fred Astaire, Porfirio Rubirosn and Rocky Marciano (?) are on a British tailor's list of the 10 best-dressed men in the world. Jan Sterling:, it's said, was asked if hubby Paul Douglas has any hobbies. Her answer: "I'm his fifth wife." All Around the Town: Hollywood took a chance a couple of years ago on a flood of new faces. They failed to excite the box office and now big names are dominating cast lists again, But Variety reports that Pat McGee, an official of Theater Owners of America, is miglity unhappy about Hollywood's "neglect" of new faces. Here's McGec sounding off on the subject: "As the -stars get older and retire, without suitable replacements being trained, salaries of those who remain are naturally forced up by spirited bidding. This means bigger budgets and bigger film rental charges. "Hollywood waits for someone else to lake a chance on a. young personality in the hope that when he has been developed, they can borrow him when they have a suitable role. There are dozens of youngsters who could be developed into stars if producers would only make the effort." fn Conference LANSING, Mich, (/n — Ouy Rench, already has paid for the next overtime parking ticket he picks up in Lansing. He wrote Municipal Court: "1 am enclosing my check Tor S2. one of which I would like to have you credit to my account as 1 have frequent occasion to park in the same area during my calls on the Farm Bureau Service, Inc., and I cannot break out of a conference to move my car." Home Base Not Covered CASPER, Wyo. (/h—A truck was stolen from a construction firm here, and when a search failed t'J locate it, police sent out, a 2-state alarm over Colorado and Wyoming. The next day a Casper hot^l man notified officers about the truck. It Was parked a block from police headquarters. A City Maid got a job on a farm. One bitter winter night, her mistress advised her to take a flat iron to bed. Next morning the mistress asked how she made out with the flatiron. "Okay, I guess, 1 said the maid. "I got it pretty near warm by daylight."—Carlsbad tN.M.) Current Argus. World Travel Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 South Wales, Australia 4 West German capital 8 Compared U) 12 Exist 13 City in Pennsylvania 14 Whet 15 Dance step 16 Police dogs 18 Landed properties 20 South American mountains 21 Comparative DOWN 1 Back of neck 2 Ages 3 Californian 4 Thrashes 5 Heraldic fillet 6 Kind of hut 7 Educational group (ab.) 8 Weeds out 9 Mount , Oregon 10 British princess 11 Cape 17 Ability 19 Eagernest 23 Rent 24 Number 22 Building additions 24 Stream crossing 26 Danger 27 Bottle top 30 Overlook 32 Turkish city 34 Swerved SSTriter 36 Always (poet.) 37 Top of head 38 Ship 40 Skeleton part 41 Charged atom 42 Thin 45 Female goals 49 Build 51 Close a slide fastener 52 Landed 53 Sen eagle 54 Before 55 Sleeping placet 88 Horned ruminant A R i see 25 Curved molding 26 Closed car 27 Sollies 28 Region 29 Portion 31 Account 33 African river 38 Holding 40 Conquers 41 Bury 42 Wound covering 43 Pit 44 City in Oklahoma 4fi Skin disorder 47 "Emerald Isle' : 48 Eject 50 China t *.

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