The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on December 31, 1952 · Page 4
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 4

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, December 31, 1952
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•LTTHEV1LL1 COURIER NEWS COURIER NZffl CO. «. W. HAINM, Publisher »T A. HA1NE8. AMlsUnl PublUher A. A. FREDRICKBON, Editor PAVL D. HUMAN AdvtrtitUuj Manager WtlkMc Wftnwr Co,. K«» York, Chicago. Detroit. AMuri*. UrtnphU Ur*4 u Kccnd class matter at the postal Blytherllk, Arkansas under «ct o/ Con* i, 0*tob«r ». m7. of Th« AnocliUd Preu • UBBCRIPTION RATES: •f Mrrlw In th« cllT ol Blytherllle ot toy MbwrbMi iown wher« order service li main- Mn*4, JH per VMk. By mil, within k'ndlui ol SO miles, IS 00 per ftar, M.M (or ill month< 11.35 for three montht; kf Kill ouUidt JO mil* tone. IHiO per year to »dv*nc«. Meditations F*r tat lh«( he died, lie dlpd unto itn ontt: M I" thai ke Mr«lh, k« Hrrlh unto God. — Ko- * » + Wh»t Is death but a ceasing to be what we w«r« betortr Wt are kindled, and put out, we III* <UHj; nature that begot us expels us, and m WH*r »nrf aater plnct Is provided for m. — Barbs Mot «noujh drunken drivers are sent to Jail for free-reeling. * * + M'l MW th« lime when, If jou haven't picked 7««r ChrMmu prrwnl*, you ftt (he nlcked- Lot» ot children j« movies not meant lor becBUM their parents canf find » baby- A MNtf. pretntor u;i th»t hard knocln are fW jr««. Unlr«, ol eonrK, yuiir'e doing Hie I >Th« •nmul co»t of crime rims Into billions, il »»4 judging from the latest police figures, we're ' rctllr getting our money's worth. Reds Holds All Cards; Deal Austria Injustice When Dr. Karl Grub'er, Austrian for- «i«ji minister, stood up lo address a •ommitte* of tlie Unittd Ualions just b«for« the Christmas recess, he was a living-reminder of one of the world's wornl-tragedies of inaction. For nearly eight years, tiny Austria lias suffered Hit occupation of foreign soldiers from Soviet 'lUissia on I li e on* hand and the Western allies on the other. Like Berlin, Vienna is a divided city. At first, Russia energetically wc-ul through the motions of seeking an Austrian peace treaty, '['here were endless aessions with representatives of France-,' Britain and the United States. At one point, there appeared to be disagreement on just five out of 58 proposed articles to Hit treaty. But then the talks broke down. Nothing seemed to get them .effectively under way again. To break the impasse, the Western powers this spring'suggested » short treaty with only eight articles. There were no takers in Hie''Kremlin. It is pointless lo search for the explanation in the East-West difference's over specific treaty articles. The real reason lies elsewhere. The Soviet Union never has seriously intended sinning an Austrian pacl, because it would then be compelled to remove its armies not merely from Austrian soil hut from the Hungarian, Rumanian and O.echuslovak territory which serves as a corridor to Austria. The presence of Soviet armies in this westward-reaching pim-er o f laud on Germany's southern flank is a happy strategic cirriimslnnce for the Rns.sjans. They are not dispensed, either,' thai the Austrian occupation gives them the excuse to send their armies across several satellite nations. Russian soldiers are an impressive deterrent to trouble- making in those restive areas. • But this callous disregard of international justice leaves Austria groaning under the financial burdens of occupation and feeling steady impairment of the freedom it regained when the Nazi yoke was cast off at the end of World War II. Gruber, a sane and courageous statesman who often has defied the Keds while right in their midst, warns that the Austrian people may not passively accept this situation indefinitely. It is admittedly explosive. The Western powers cannot there follow their German pattern of setting up »n independent slate and eventually draftina » "p«»c« contract" lo trtt it from occupation. For th« Wwt hold* but an insignificant fraction of Austrian soil. Thfc play is in Russian hands for th« most paH. All we can do is exert pressure, iell the world how brutally th* 1 Soviets have dealt with th« Austrian* for their own evil .design, and hopea that some day not too far off the Kremlin's power will no longer be great enough for it to perpetuate this outrage to justice. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NBWI Air Defense Is Alert Now and agafn, the Secretary of the Air Force or some top Air Force officer talks in sweeping term* of the air defense of this country, and the North American continent. But we don't get much fir.s-l-hand word about how (iiat defense is being developed and maintained. A while hack the Wall Street Journal, surveyed the joint U. S.-Cauada air defenses on our northern frontier, and told quite a remarkable story. From Alaska snd the Canadian Northwest, across the barren shield of north central Canada to Presque Isle, Maine, Newfoundland and the top of Greenland, jc-t fighters manned by American andi Canadian crews are on 2-1-hour alert. At a signal, they would be .soaring into the air to do brittle against an invading bomber force thousands of miles from U. S. and Canadian production centers. ' At one such base in Labrador, it lakes 50 suowplows to keep the runways constantly clear of snow so they will he ready for instant use. Pilots wear their flying clothes day in and day out, and ears arc tuned to the telephone ring that might spell stlack. •Throughout the wholfe defense arc, weather anil radar stations stand guard, collecting and relaying vital information. The radar screen is truly America's first line of defense. All these safeguards are being expanded and developed steadily. Cooperation between Canadian and American military authorities is excellent. The entire story is a heartening one lo hear. Views of Others Weasel Words American diplomacy of the current era Is at times bungling and Inept lo.:>n extent trml even the rankest unmtcni can detect. A Inte example Iji the due of Iranian oil. Iran kicked the British out. of their v«sl holdings In thai country. Britain did nol resort, to outmoded "gunboat diplomacy" but 1* trying to bring Iran lo lerjjui by shutting off any market for Iranian oil. Recently, our state department Issued » pronouncement lo the effect that American interests can buy Iranian oil if they want to. That looked like a blow to Ihe British nld. wa» doubtless accepted iis such. Then our spokesman warned that buying Iranian oil would involve grave risks of legal action by Hie British-owned Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, and-volced belief lhal the .mount of oil that might be moved under existing conditions would not be enough to really help Iran. That, we may assume, did not exactly boost our stock with the Iranians, either. Such weasel-worded nlteralicei con tr as I strongly with' clear »nd Hgorotu pronouncements of American spokesmen of earlier days, when we were not so much taken up with trying lo be all things lo all men. —' Montgomery (Ala.) Ad-' verli.ier. Waiting Period After his recent marriage (hl» Ihlrd or fourth; we've lost count! movie actor Mickey Rooiify said: ••'Ilils Is the real thing. We waited long enough to be sure we were right for each other." When he said 'we waited,' Mr. Rooney was referring to the couple's two-month courtship. Which proves, we suppose, that patience Isn't an old-fashioned virtue after all. — Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY WEtWESDAT, DEC. 81, 19M Happy New Year? . One is tarred by the brush one hu touched, and I am grateful that the Senate committee has given me » chance to show that I never knowingly approved anything anti-American. — Ballad singer Burl Ives. ' * » * We don't build c*r«. we publish them. — Charles r. Ketterlng, Oeneril Motort director. * + *• If I was Impressed (by « barrnge of the U. 3. a. Iowa on North Korean shore batteries* I'm certain the Communists were even more so. — Gen. Mark Clark. • • • There are no easy answers lo taw enforcement. It is Just a Question of working hard, conscientiously and with th« support of the peopl«. — Gov. Earl Wurren oJ C»ll/oriil«. r Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Hollywood's celluloid backlog Jam Is breaking up. Movies are bellcr than ever — on TV, too — looks like the big news story of 1053. Bigger and belter feature movies are being dusted off In studio film vaults and sent spinning down the TV channel rapids. Republic Just leased 104 of Its most important feature films to CBS-TV. The dates on the product are from 1937, to 1948 and there Isn't a western in the lot. During those same years David O. Selznick made some of Hollywood's most important films. The producer now Is offering these movies to TV. Some have been edited down to 54 minutes and others will be shown In two Installments. Paramount's getting Into the act. too, with plans to sell all ot Us short subjects and cartoons to TV. Peter -Edson's Washington Column — Chaplin May Face Tough Test As Immigrant under New Law WASHINGTON — NBA — When British Movie Actor Charlie Chaplin Iries to come back to the United States, he will have to satisfy the new U.S. Immigration procedures under .the McCarran - Wnller bill which went Into effect Doc. 2-1. His first test will be before the U.S. consul In whatever city Chaplin chooses reter Edwn to make forma! application for re-entry lo the IKS. It Chaplin Is ruled admissible there, his next test will come nt whatever U.S. port he chooses to land. Instead of having to nppenr before a three-man Special Board of Inquiry, as tinder the old law. he will nppenr before a single special Inquiry officer who has (he power to admit or reject immigrants. Chaplin may to make application for U.S. entry under the section of the law which sels aside one half of each country's quota for immigrants of special skills who can contribute to the social or cultural needs of the U. &. Petitions must be filed bv others now In the U.S. for admission of these preferred immigrants. But Chaplin's company or other movie producers could claim that he possesses special talents needed In this country, and that there is a Job awaiting him. J If, however, the U.S. Immigration Service Special Inquiry officer should reject the Chaplin application, he could appeal to the five- member Board of Immigration Appeals, to be set up In the office of the U.S. attorney general. If this board of appeals should rule nfialnst his admission, Chaplin's only recourse would be to have his attorneys start habeas corpus proceedings. This would enable him to ask the courts to override Ihe previous findings on exclusion. Ordinarily the courts do not override the findings of government officials on points of fact, unless the judges believe there was capricious or prejudicial action. The grounds on which nn Immigrant may be excluder! from the U.S. include criminal or subversive activities, use or traffic In narcotics or the Intent to perform immoral sexual arts. In connection with the recent] inauguration of Atlolfo Ruiz Cor-j lines as president of Mexico, an American businessman, long a resident of that country, was explaining Ihe differences between U. S. and Mexican philosophies of government. "In the U.S.," he said. "85 per cent of the federal government's budget goes for national defense. That's wasted money. It doesn't produce anything useful and it doesn't do any permanent good. That leaves only 15 per cent on which to nm the government. "In Mexico. 55 per cent of the federal government budget In the last administration may have gone for graft. But that still left 15 per cent of the budget for schools and roads and public works. Which system gives the people the most for their money?" Siimmcrfinid Has Doubts The new postmaster general in the Eisenhower cabinet, Arthur E, Summerfield of Michigan, says, "All I know about my new job Is how to lick a stamp." He adds: "Maybe the easy part of (his business was just winning the election." Mr. Summerfield says that since being named for the postmaster generalship, he has had no time to weigh In on Post Office affairs. All his time has been taken up ns Republican national chairman, preparing to turn over lhat Job to ft successor who will be chosen by the Republican National Committee, meeting in Washington during or shortly after the inauguration ceremonies. It's Up To Ike While \Ves Roberts of Kansas, who was Summcrfield's assistant during the campaign, has been mentioned as a likely choice for (he GOP chairmanship, there Is no assurance he will be chosen. Roberts was an Eisenhower headquarters man. working with Herbert Browncll before the Chicago convention, Roberts' pasl connections with the Dewey campaigns make him unacceptable to some of the Tail supporters who would still lite to see the GOP Old Guard keep control of the national committee. But it's the head of the party—President Eisenhower now-Mvho always gels to approve the national chairman. Mratiy Sees A Plot In arguing for retention of price controls. API, President George Monny points to reports from fed- eration unions that many firms have buUt up big- inventories of scarce melals. Meany charges these companies have been holding these supplies in the hope that price controls will be lifted. If Ihe controls do come off, these supplies will be dumped on the market at high prices, says Meany This will mean increased government expense and continued high taxes. If controls come off, the AFl, president declares, "organized labor will not be hurt to the extent ot other, segments of the population, because (he unions are strong enough to lake care of themselves." I^css Show—More Work U.S. Air Force military assistance advisers in Turkey have been chnngeri following a discovery that the Turkish air force was not using the American-furnished equipment for enough night and Instrument flying Most of the emphasis in Turkish training had been In putting on good air reviews for visiting American VIP's. The results of this training had been what might be expected. American officials have nil come back praising the Turkish defense effort. But hereafter more emphasis will be put on using the American equipment under any and all weather and tactical conditions. Those Rojlin? Stones One of the fundamental faults found In U.S. nirbnse construction in North Africa is that round stones were used instead of crushed rock for the foundation bed under the concrete runways. Impact of file heavy bombers on the runway caused Ihe stones to "roll," and the runways broke up. It may cost millions of dollars to repair (he damage. Can't Make Everybody Happy One of the biggest morale problems which the U.S. armed services fnce is providing adequate recreation for U.S. troops stationed .it out-of-the-way places like North Africa and Greenland. The French don't want the Moroccan air bases built near native towns, <is they fear the higher pay of the Americans would upset native living standards. Denmark .doesn't want U.S. air bases built near Eskimo settlements because of (he low native resistance lo white man's diseases like the common cold, it's difficult lo keep Americans contented under this kind of forced Isolation. the Doctor Says— Written for ,VEA Service By EDWIN V .JORDAN. M.O. Syphilis Is one of the venereal diseases. U has been fought long and with mncli .success, so (hat now there Is real hope of eliminating il altogether. It will take time, of course, but the methods needed to conquer It are known. A test of the blood was devised many years ago by menus of which the presence of syphilis could he detected. This test was nnmcd after the originator, and Is common' ly known as the Wasermann test. There nave neen several moclitt- cMioiis of this test over the years (Kahn, Kline, etc.) but any of Ihe standard tfsts when properly used and Interpreted will show the presence of syphilis even when symn- toms are Irtckiti?. Many hospitals an d Institution; have started visincs one or more of these tests on all their patients regardless of symptoms and thus have uncovered a great many unsuspected cisei of the disease. Also, many large Industrial organizations, and indeed whole communities, have employed blood tests for syphilis on a mass basis. Bv doing this they have found many people who unknowingly had the disease. The fact tlial such cases could be discovered and treatment given to mnkc the disease non-contagious has been of grout aid in reducing the frequency of syphilis. Treatment, teo, is improving. For many years the patient with early syphilis was treated by certain drugs containing heavy metals such as arsenic, mercury and bismuth. These are still being used with Rreat success. Now penicillin has been added. Makes II \on-confaitlou.s Tn the infectious stage of Ihe disease, penicillin scems'to be higlilj- successful in making the condition nan-conl.iglou.i lo others. It has also. Howevej. many conservative doctors are not yet prepared lo say that penicillin can entirely replace the old and tried methods. This scourge ot mankind is coming under control. By means of r. multiple attack aimed at preventing its spread from person to person, by mass blood tests, by more prompt treatment and by newer methods of treatment, It should be possible to conquer syphilis entirely. Certainly. It Is responsible for fewer cases of death and disability than It was 50 years ago. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Planning Will Make Your Gams More Fun n.v OSWALD JACOBV Written for NK.V Service Tor the end of the year I have chosen a. "bread and butter" hand. There is nothing very spectacular about it, but it is Just Ihe sort of .--.. ~~,.,.,^,„,«,-, (u uutcts. it ns.s hand that the expert rever mis value in other forms of syphilis I plays and that the average player Warbler Jack Smith Is about to make the TV decision. He'll bounce into the parlors with a Iwice-a- always does. South should win the first trick in his hand with the king of hearts and should Immediately lead (he eight of diamonds to dummy's king. He continues by leading the deuce of diamonds from dummy and finessing the Jack of his own hand. When Ihe finesse succeeds, Soutli continues with the ace of diamonds, clearing the suit. Now South can lead his carefully preserved four of diamonds to dummy's five of diamonds. This simple care in the play of the diamonds gives dummy an extra entry for the play of the clubs. Dummy next leads a low club, and South finesses the ten, losing to West's ace. West leads another heart, and dummy wins with the queen. Now, and only now, la It lime lo lead the jack of clubs. If East covers, he sets up Ihe rest of South's club suit. If East plays a low club, dummy holds the lead with the jack and can then lend NORTH * 10634 VQ6 « K 5 3 2 WEST « 1096742 #97 + A6 EAST A A983 « Q 10B + Q743 South 1 » 3N.T. SOUTH (D) *QJ V AK J • AJ84 + K 109* North-Soulh vul. West Norlk Pass 2 * Pass Pass Opening lead— t 10 Pass Pass another club for a repetition of the finesse If South were less careful about preserving entries to the dummy in order (o play (he clubs properly he would wind up making only two club tricks and might make only nine tricks instead of ten tricks. "What's the difference," you might ask, "as long as he makes his contract?" The answer is that the player whn consistently makes an extra trick when it Is both possible and safe to do so will wind up at the end of the year wilh thousands of points more than the player who drops' those extra tricks. This is the end of file year, and if you want those thousands of extra, points, maybe you can make your plans for next year's "bridge playing. Plan to think carefully; you'll enjoy the game more, and the results will show on the scorepad. I week song stanza or star in a half- hour combination quiz and musical show. For Ihe Small Fry Newest kiddle-Interview show being- hatched for the "Howdy Doody" set in Hollywood Is Film- craft's "it's a Small World." School moppets are Ihe stars with Al Gnnnaway, who once presided over ABC's "Half.pint Party," asking the questions. General Electric will sponsor «ay Milland's video comedy se- >'>es .... Latest survey check comes up with this eye-popper: Eighteen million people are staying home six night* a week to watch television. On Sunday night the average is 26 minion an'd on Monday night — 41 million James Gleason, ailing for a long time, is back In grease pnlnt with B role In "Racket Squad." Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy Davis, piny husband and wife, in a forthcoming Ford Theater "tow, "First Born." You-ean't-wlii department-. Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are spending 5150 a month on fan mall to satisfy the photo demand created '!>y the TV use ot their oM comedies — for which they do not receive a dime. Mario Lanza .no longer has an interest in the Mnr-Sam tungsten min el n which he Invested his movie earnings. . . . Aldo Ray's annoyed at the snipers who Insist that he's never seen his Infant daughter. He spent time with the child in Crockett, Calif, .two weeks ago and has reasonable rights ol visitation. If Bette Davis can play a small gem of a part, so can Paulclla Ooddard. It's a mere three days' work for Paulclte as Edward G. Robinson's co-star In "Harness Bull." Whisper around Hollywood t» that the flickers will get back their production outlay and n tidy profit" in the movie palaces, then board the clear-gravy train for a killing on. TV. , Maarllyn Monroe has a date to melt the wax in her first recording with Ray Anthony around the first of the year. 75 Years Ago In Btytheyitte'— Joe Craig has been named to direct, a boxing program for the Chlckasaw Athletic Club. Mils Allyce Nelson, itrs. Georg* Hunt and Mrs A. B. Palrfield wer» in Memphis recently. Miss Jane McAclams and Miss Anita Strncke entertained with * dance at the Women's Club. Joe Parks' wife says he's go- Ing to miss welcoming in th» New Year tonight. He overdid himself during the day »i » meeting in the back room of the butchnr shop, gathering strength lo meet his New Year's rcsolu^ Top to Bottom Answer to Previous Puzzle . HORIZONTAL -VERTICAL 1 Top playing 1 The top card 2 Fuel •t Bottom ol foot 3 Amuse 8 Tops * Painful places IZSludy 13 On lop H Spoken 15 Tangle 15 Return like for Jike 18 Factor * 20 Having weapons" 21 Legal matters 22 Finishes 24 Glut 23 Titles. 28 Small nail ? 4 *?."* 27 Accomplished " Wln|!S 30 Nebraska river 32 Fine wool 33 Lifts toward the top 35 Removes 36 Oriental coin 37 Fisherman's apparatus (pi.) 1 39 Roman date 40 Facts i\ High note of Guido'j scale <2Caper 45 Scottish girls 49 Circle bisections 51 insect cRg 52 Feminine suffix 53 English princess SI Before 55 Observes 58 Famous English school *7 Moistur« 5 Bake chamber R Missive 7 Age . 8 Coconut fibers 9 Ancient Syria 10 Top of head 26 Allack 40 Silver coins USnow vehicle 27 Scorned -II German city 17 Means of 28 Arrow poison 42 Fruit drinks going from 23 Cheap lod»in g « Egyptian rivet bottom to top house <Bri(. 41 Story 31 Uridee holding47 Ireland "" 33 Track parts « Simmer 38 Ability 50 To (Scot) {T U 1 11

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