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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILIE (AHK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILIE COURIER NEWS THfc COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher RARRT A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. rREDRICKSON, Editor »AUI> D. HUMAN Advertising Manager 8ol« National Advertising Representatives:, Wallace Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit. AtlanU, Memphis. Entered »s second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas under act of Con!««, 'October >. IS'.T. Member of The Associated Preij RATES: Bj carrier In the cut of Blythevllle or any •uburb&n town whert carrier service U main* tclned, 25c per week. Bj mall, within a radius ot M> miles. $5.00 per year, $2.50 lor six months S1.25 for three months; br mall outside 50 mllo zone. J12.50 per year payable In advance Meditations And he dirt that which was evil In the sight of the Lord: he departed not from all the sins at Jeroboam the son of Ncbat, who made Israel to ato. — II Klnjs 15:24. + + * A man cannot practice sin and be a good clt- iien.. Burke says very truly: "Whatever disunites man from God disunites man from man." — Chapln. Barbs A waltre&s In a restaurant was fired because •he wouldn't take catsup to a customer, she wasn't using-the oP tomatol * • • * With the new shatter-proof snccluclc lenses, 7011 don't even hive to take your jtliissre off to f«i belted on the nose. ' * # * An Indiana doctor says some girls Just can't •tend kissing. Maybe because It's more comfortable alttlng clown. * * * Mo«t of HI are smarter than we think, says An educator. And how about what other people thlnkT * * * , The effect on home gardens Is always stag- fering the ffrst time Jack Frost has his little nip. Patronage-Hungry Solons Step Into Ike's Territory - From Washington come continuing reports that Republicans in Congress arc somewhat disgruntled over the way th'eir*new President-eltct, General Eisenhower, has been handling patronage «nd other affairs. Senator Taft's flare-up over the appointment of Martin Dtirkin to be Secretary of Labor was only the 1 most celebrated incident.'There have been many other cases where senators 'have learned in the newspapers about appointments affecting their states. But right here a distinction ought to be made between different kinds of pat- rdnage. Some of the grumblers seem to be saying they ought to have virtually a "final say" on appointments of homt- atate citizens clear up to cabinet level. Actually, they cannot mean that. A,President's cabinet choices should not be subject to individual senatorial veto, except in the most extreme circumstances. Simply as a matter of courtesy, such choices ought to 'be discussed with the affected senators, but normally their influence should be only advisory. Federal judgcships within a state, and numerous appointive posts in i h e field are jobs of a different order. In such cases, of course, senatorial recom- ' memlalions usually should be controlling. Apparently, however, the GOP has been so long starved for fedora! patronage that its appetite is ravenous. Naturally, too, the lawmakers are under terrific pressure from the job-seekers. . The Republicans' dissatisfaction is . • intensified by the nature of many top Eisenhower appointments. They believe politicians have Men ignored for businessmen. Yet here again, while their attitudes are quilt understandable, it would srcm they are overstepping the bounds. Eisenhower, not they, won a mandate from the people on Nov. 4. He has a right to choose the kind of team he wants. He was jiot tlected merely fo satisfy the patronage yearnings of !tis party. No doubt some of there Republicans are temporarily forgiving Eisenhower on the score that he is new to politics and doesn't grasp its compulsions. But there is another side to that, too. Noiit of the present Republican senators has ever served under a Republican President. Behavior so far suggests these gentlemen may have failed to realize thai tltt President is, after all, pret- ty much the boss. Especially when he wins by a thumping margin and the party barely squeaks through in Con- grass. ' . The signs indicate the lawmakers may he in for some more surprises before thty adjust to the idea of working with n President of their own party. Some jnay be so angered as to contemplate retaliation. Hut perhaps they ought to reflect carefully on the question of whose nost they might be cutting off. The American people these days are interested in performance, not in inlra- p,i!-ty jun'sdictional squabbles. Anything that hurts government performance may also harm the governing party's members the next time they face the voters. Historians Have Last Word One of the remarkable features of present-day life is the- self-consciousness of our top political figures about their places in history. Nowadays our statesmen generally begin making things easy for the historian even before the'y have laid down Hit robes of office. A considerable time before he died, Franklin D. Roosevelt was busy helping along the project for the memorial library that now houses his official and private papers. Friends already are raising funds for a similar library in Grandview, Mo., .for Prc.sident Truman's documents. Hut Mr. Truman couldn't wait for that project to get going. He permitted publication in l!)52 of a bonk that reveals a lot of his private papers. In these last days in the While House, he's concentrating on setting the. historians aright. And for more than a decade, others have boon galloping into print wilh their memoirs at the earliest possible moment. All this is very thoughtful of these gentlemen. But one may be pardoned for suspecting that the objective historian may still find quite a lot of work cut out for him in evaluating their respective places in history. Views of Others The Kingsport System A group of Bristol's leading citizens met recently and chose the man whom they want to be the next mayor. It was .as simple as that. No fuss Inspired by this manner of choosing a mayor, Die Johnson City Press-Chronicle was moved to editorial praise for Bristol. It Is a system, the newspaper noted, in rather sharp contrast to Johnson City's political potboll. | Back came the Bristol Heralcl-Conrler with a suggestion that perhaps hnndplcklng the next mayor might freeze out qualified men. But there Is a happy medium. Here in Kliij>sport, the mayor is chosen by men who are themselves chosen by the voters. Traditionally In King-sport, top citizens from business, Industry and the professions, .seek election to the Board ot Mayor and Aldermen. No politicln' aa such is Involved. The candidates rein without a party label and It has been considered rather vulgar to show too much enthusiasm (or the post sought after. or course, here as In Bristol, certain leading citizens do meet and suggest candidates for aldermen. In this way. many of our most able city fathers have been. In effect, "drafted." But the race is by no means a close one. The Kingsport system has worked well. Like past-Revolutionary Virginia. Kingsport has been run by a sort ot aristocracy ot brnlns. —Kingsport (Tcnn.) News. Medical Means The people want hotter medical service, but they are convinced that the way to get It is through steady, orderly progress under free enterprise and voluntary Insurance plans — not through turning the problem over to power-hungry bureaucrats, along with more billions ot our tax money to pay the bill. — county (Tex.) Echo. SO THEY SAY 'After You' MONDAY, JAN. It, 1053 .My only desire is to be retired and left alone. — Former actress Shirley Temple. * * • t Eisenhower appointed an exceptionally poor cabinet which Is against the public Interest except for the heads of the Labor and Commerce Departments. — Sen. Wayne Morse (R., Ore.). * ' * « The State Department should cither specifically handle or should coordinate all of our foreign political and economic activities. — secretary of Commerce Charles Sawyer. * t * I am greatly encouraged that President-elect Eisenhower has sought the counsel of General MacArthur, who probably Is the one person who understands the problems of the Orient better than anyone else. — Rep. w. Sterling Cole (H., N.Y.). . Peter fdson's Washington Column — Stalin s Nine Press Interviews Futile in Furthering of Peace Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screen: Victor Mature doesn't know how the rumor germinated, but he's denying that he's bored with his career as a. movie profile king of has' any notion about quitting the sound stages. Big-shouldered Vic has three more years to go on his Fox contract nnd quips: "Why would I want to leave pic- lures, anyhow? It's the biggest racket in the world. I get a bonus the end of every year — A big one lhat drives everybody at the studio crazy when it's mentioned In print. Nope, I'll; stick to acting. If the public hasn't caught up with me yet, why should I retire?",, Vic's co-starring with Marl Blanchard at U-I irj "Prince of Bagdad," his first turban-and-scimitar opera since "The Shanghai Gesture" in 1941. In those days he was tagged as Hollywood's "beautiful hunk of man" but it's been a coon's age since Vic's heard the term. "I was able to shuck it off in the service," he says. "I came out after five years with a good record and was accepted as a real guy." If the Crosbys could work it out, so can the Whitings! Younger sister Barbara turns singer in MG's "Dangerous When Wet," but Margaret Whiting doesn't have to worry because — "Be se I'm trying to sing sing like her." The most-junior Whillng started off her film career like a Roman candle in Fox's "Junior Miss" In 1045, then sputtered out until Ida Liiplno gave her a small role in "Beware, My Lovely." Now Barbara's all smiles about her role in "Dangerous When Wet"—"It's the biggest break a girl could have." , NO RETREAT >• It happened with Jimmy Cagney and Edward G. Robinson in years past, and npw Warner Bros, are hoping it will happen with Frank Lovejoy, Frank, who showed he had the stardom stuff as a loi-h guy in "1 Was a Communist to 3 FBI," :- cnrryingr the star btirc :n "Tha Syslom" after a series of nothing- to-shout-about-roles and is saying: "I'll do the best I can. Stardom's a territory there's very little retreat from. Just like the bows you don't deserve, you get the reps you don't deserve," Piper Laurie wants known that she didn't kick up a fuss about co-starring with Tony Curtis in "The Golcien Blade" and that she had nothing to do with Hock Hudson sh.irinsr honors with her in Tony's place. Pouted Piper: "I never knew Tony was being considered for the picture. It was my impression about a year that it was being unlike her as possible," Barbara ! written especially for me. I haven't said, "There could be a similarity, but I try to go the other way. I havent' let Margaret conch me, either. I don't want it said that I WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Russian Premier Josef Stalin has used the Interview technique to put ovrr his riropngmidn nine times the end of War II. The results have consistently in actually world under- In March, 1946, Hugh questing United Press stnlm opinion on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill's argument for speedy action by the United Nations in settling the Iranian case. i In reply, Stalin ducked. He said he could not admit Mr. Churchill's arguments as convincing. "As to the question of the withdrawal of Soviet troops from Iran," Stalin then replied with customary terseness: "It is known to have ben already settled po.-jilively by agreement between the Soviet government anil the government of Iran." In other words, Stalin refused to admit that the United Nations, in its first and perhaps its most successful test as a keeper of the peace, had Influenced the Russians to withdraw from their aggression against Iran. At about fhis same time, Eddy Gllmore. Associated Press correspondent in Moscow, sent three questions to Stalin. Stalin replied that he attached great importance to the UN. Its strength was based on the equality of states nnd not on the domination of one state. In other answers Stnlin said he was convinced no nations or their armies were aiming at a new war. To preserve a wide counter-propaganda against warmongers. British Journal Tried Interview Alexander Worth of Manchester Guardian was the next to lake a crnck at Stalin with a questionnaire, later in '1946. To Werth Stalin replied that it was absurd to say that western Europe's Communists were Inking direction from Moscow. A policy of using eastern Germany againsl western Europe and the U.S. would be contrary .to the Soviet Union's national interests. . Friendly nnd last- in the face of this "ag " ing cooperation between the Soviet Union and the west was 'bound to continue. The tone of this line changed sharply when SInlin granted his next interview in October, 194B. This was a planted queslion-and- answer statement in Pravda. Then he regarded the United Nations de-. bate on the Berlin blockade as aggressiveness in the policy of Anglo- American nnd French ruling circles. The members of the Security Couilcil were lending their support to this policv, he said. It gressfon," however, lhat the Russians came to an agreement to lift the blockade on Berlin. Then in January, 1949, Fremtcr Slalin, in answer to queries submitted to him by Kingsbury Smith. set the pattern for the answers he has Just recently given to the New York Times. President Truman had just taken office. Would Stalin meet with Truman to consider a peace pact? He would have no objection to it. Would Russia Join in a declaration that the major powers had no Intent of resorting to war against one another? The Soviet government would be prepared to consider the issuance of such a dec laration. Would the Soviet govern' peace, all nations should organize ment join in Implemenling this pact by such measures as gradual disarmament? Naturally. Repeated His "Warmonger" Line During 1951, Stalin gave only two press interviews—both to Prnvda. In February he was back with the old line that war was not Inevitable, but 'it might be if the warmongers continued to deceive the people! The Anglo-American forces In .Korea were doomed to defeat, he said: The United Nations, by condemning the action of the Chinese'in Korea, wns following the League of Nation's and dooming itself to disintegration. In .October, after the explosion of the .Russian atomic bombs, Stalin r'easured Pravda that there were no grounds for United States alarm over this action. The Soviet Union, he said, still stood for prohibition of rise of the atomic bomb. : In April, 1952, Stnlin chose questions submitted by .a group of American newspaper nnd radio officials traveling in Europe for another propaganda interview/ A third world war was no closer now than it was two or three years ago, he said. meeting of the heads of the great powers.would possibly be beneficial. He considered the present moment opportune for the unification of Germany. And finally his favorite chestnut: peaceful co-existence of communism and capitalism were possible, given the desire to cooperate. All these' previous Interviews set the stage for the now-familiar answers to questions by James B. Reston of the New York Times: War is not Inevitable. The dangers all lay in cold water actions against the Soviet. He would regard conversations with representatives of the Eisenhower administration "positively." He offered to collaborate in any new diplomatic aproach to end the Korean war. grand slam. In today's hand, South has R count of 10 points, which is enough for a free response after East has j bid one heart. Ordinarily a free I response shows a good five-card suit, but South cannot quite afford wait for the perfect book requirements. North has a count of 16 points n high cards, and 2 points for the ingleton. He has excellent support for spades, especially since he assumes that South has a good ive-carrt suit. South's free bid shows at least 8 points, and North has about IS points. the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service B.v KUWIN r JORDAN. M.U. The cxprcsion "limey" as applied to the British, and particularly to British sailors has an interesting origin. Years ago many sailors in the British Navy and Merchant Marine had to be at sea tor many months at n time, durhig which they were often completely deprived ot fresh fruits and vegetables. As a result, many suffered 'rom a disease known ns scurvy, Someone discovered that If n sufficient quantity of limes (or lemons) were carried on board ship nnd the sailors made to suck these at reasonably frequent intervals, scurvy became far less frequent. Hence the name "limey." It Is, of course, known now that scurvy Is brought on by an insufficient supply of vitamin C, or ascorbic ncld in the diet. It can be prevented, consequently, by citrus fruits, which contain large c,uan- titles o( this vitamin. The vitamin is also present In green vegetables, fresh fruit juices, tomatoes, some rooi vegetables, nnrt In small amounts In milk. The disease can be avoided by Including enough of these food's In the diet. Scurvy comes on slowly. Loss of weight, a feeling of weakness, vague pains in the legs, and paleness ot the skin are typical. Soon the gums begin to become swollen nnd spongy, and ble.-d easily when brushed or nibbed. The changes In the gums may become so bad that the teeth loosen nnd fall out. If vitamin C remains away from the diet for a lone, time, the bone of UM jaw can actually decay. The breath becomes foul and the tongue -swollen and red. Bleed- Ing under the mucons membrane of the mouth is. common.. Gradually the skin becomes more dry and rough. Swelling around the ankles Is common, the heart palpitates and its beat becomes more feeble and Irregular. Mental depression Is characteristic. These symptoms come with advanced scurvy and are not seen so often now that we know how they can be prevented. \YOUNtlS 11KAL POORLY In mild forms there may be only inconspicuous signs, such as poor healing of wounds, a tendency to certain infectious diseases, easy bleeding when cut, and increased susceptibility to ulcers ot the stomach. This type of scurvy can be discovered only by making chemical examinations of the blood or urine for ascorbic acid. When Insufficient quantities are found, the condition can he remedied readily by supplying more vitamin C in "the diet. Today scurvy, at least ot the severe variety, 1$ a vanishing disease In all countries, the inhabitants of which eat a reasonably balanced diet. "THAT SALESMAN! I've never heard a man talk so fast In my life." A TEACHER says the American people do not begin to discipline childre'n soon enough. It's a case of beginning nt the bottom,—Kingsport (Tcnn.) Times. > JACOBY ON BRIDGE Refuse FirsJ Trick And Win This Hand By OSWALD JACOBV Written for NEA Service Monday Is bridge lesson day, and as usual I will discuss bidding according to the point-count method so that beginners, and average players can see how the experts bid Just In case you're not familiar with the point-count, here It Is: count 4 points for each ace m your NORTH (D) V3 V J973 « 78 * J97 North 1 » Pass 4AQ52 WtST EAST 410983 46S V K-Q 10 8 4 » A85 + KB4 SOUTH * AJ74 ¥ ASS » J 103 41063 Both sides vul. East South Wtft 1 V 14 Pass Pass -1 4 Pass Pass Opening lead— North can afford to jump hree spades, Inviting South >rocced on to'game if his previous bid was sound. South gladly accepts the invitation. How do you proceed from a icart opening lead? You win the 'irst trick with the ace of hearls, draw four rounds of trumps, nnd knock out (he ace of diamonds. )ast thereupon takes all ot his :ieart tricks, setting you two tricks. Obviously it is no good to draw nil ol the trumps. Let's try again. You win the first trick with the ice of hearts and draw only two rounds of trumps. Now you try :o knock out the ace of diamonds. East waits until the second round of diamonds to take his ace and Ihen leads a henrt to make dummy 'rump. How do you get out of dummy now? This method won't work cither. , Mayho you can find a complicated way to make this hand, but there Is a very easy way. Just refuse to take the first trick with your ace of hearts. What can East do next? If he leads trumps, you can afford to draw all four rounds of trumps since you stilt have your ace of hearts to stop tha tsuit. You can then knock out the ace of diamonds and will safely make four trumps, a heart, a club, and four diamonds. I If East leads a heart at the sec- my's low trump, cash the king and ohd trick, you can ruff with dum- queen of spades, and get to your hand by leading a low diamond from dummy. This will enable you to draw (lie rest of the trumps and force out the ace of diamonds while you still have control of all suits. seen Tony for months. I have nothing against him arid I don't think he has anything against me. "As Tor Janet Leigh. I'm friendly^, with her. I think she's a beautlfuh^ ind clever girl. I don't particularly • care what people are saying or thinking. If they insist on creating t feud between us, there's nothing I can do." HE'S SETTLING Nick Stuart, a top star in the lays when theaters were advertising "All-Talking Pictures." is back again In Hollywood after an absence of 15 years to pick up tha career he left behind. "I got mixed up in the band business and I've been on the road all this t i m e," going-gray-at-the- temples Nick confided. "A year I decided I wanted to settla down with my family in one spot. I want to be known strictly as an actor from now on." The former husband of Sue Carol (now Mrs. Alan Ladd) landed in two serials—"King of the C6n»o" and "Black Hawk"—In his comeback effort and recently signed a contract with Romer Grey to star in TV westerns. , "I'm not in the Marlene Dietrich leg league!" Jane Russell, whose gams lire being glorified again in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," as a switch on anatomical emphasis, talks about the excitement they gener- ;"| ated when "Son of Paleface" hit the theaters. "But it's fine, though, to be asked to show my legs and have them talked about," she added. "I was bored stiff with the other thing years ago." With i slump in weddings and no old folks even sick, it looks like the Reverend Passmore is going to be pretty dependent on straight preaching for a living this winter. o KEA Making Money Answer to Previous Puzzls HORIZONTAL 1 Japanese coin 4 U.S. coin 8 Fish 12 Mineral rock S3 Notion 14 Persian coin jlo Employ 4 Round plates 5 Unemployed 6 Having rubcola 7 Consume B Reverie 9 Ventilates 10 Tilt 19 Male relative 29 Writing table 42 Ten (prefix) 23 Card game 31 Place within 43 Press 24 Unadorned 33 Deadly 25 Prayer ending 38 Prehistoric 26 Detests 27 Colonizes 28 War god hand: 3 for each king; 2 for each queen; 1 for each Jack. There are 10 points In each suit, and 40 points. In the entire deck., You and your partner usually need] 26 points to make a gnme; 33 J points for • small slam; 37 for a 16 UnUdy'women ' l Otherwise 18 Leads astray 17 English island 20 Speed 21 Those in power 22 Fertile soil 24 Legal bench 26 Sacred song 21 Cushion 30 Aviatrix 1 Earhart 32 Preceding . 34 Take offense 35 Russian warehouses 36 Abstract being 37 Foreleller 39 Protruding tooth 40 Mexican coin 41 Balance (ab.) 42 Arabian coin 45 Danish island 49 Outbreaks 51 Pedal digit 52 Musical passage 53 Cereal grain 54 Greek letter 55 Afresh 55 Playing cards 57 Indian weight VERTICAL 1 French coins 2 Gaelic 3 Want & period 40 Fleshy fruit 4.1 Foundations 44 Naked " 46 Noun suffix 47 Short letter 48 Beloved 50 Man's nam« ZH 10

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