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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 27, 1953
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PAOEttX BLYTHEVILLl COURIER MEWS TIB OOURIMl NVWS CO. H. W. HAIHM, Fublfciwr BAJMY A- HAINB8, AKltUnt PvblWMr A. A. IMDRICK8OK, Kditor VAVL D. BUMAM, A*rwti«irif Man»c*r . Bcl« Nation*! Advertising Representatlfw: Wallace Witmer Co., Hew York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphto. : Entered as second class matter at the post- effice at BlytheYllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- cress, October 9. 19V7. Member o! Th« Associated Preu SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the cit? o( Blytherllle or any suburban lowii where carrier service la maintained, 25c per week. . By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, f 5.00 p«r year, $2.50 for six months $1.25 for three months: by mall outside SO mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And I will pray Ihe Father, ind he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you forever, — John 1-4:16. * * * The truest end of life Is to know the life that never ends. — William i?enn. Barbs A new bride In Kentucky shot her husband. There should be a law against inarrynig for target practice, * * * A.bus in Illinois, set In motion by tcen-ageri, ran away. It must hare been Interesting to see one (ravel that fast. • • ' ' - * * * . A Tennessee man charged that Ills wife beat him with a washboard and a garden hoe. Doesn't she bake? * * * Buying government bonds Is standing up for our Star-Spangled Banner even when !t Isn't ' beinj played. * * *. ' It doesn't take long for folks to forget and 'teep on writing 19521 i Work of U.S., Spy Hunters Never Done, Nor futile When,the government cracks a spy ring as it did recently, it must inevitably give comfort .to average citizens who appreciate reassurance that our counterespionage agents are steadily vigilant. They could read with pleasure of the departure from these - shore's of Yuri Novikov, second secretary' of the Rus- 'sion embassy In Washington, the al• leged director of the spy network. One can'almost hear some of .them saying: "Well, now we're rid of him, and the others will soon be on trial. Let's hope that's the last of them.": There is in the attitude..of many Americans toward the activities.of foreign agents a kind of pained surprise that they could tnke place here at all. Throughout the battle in this coun- ; try against internal comnYnnism, there always has been implicit the idea that we were striving toword a goal with a nice finality to it. In other words, that we would reach that time when there would be no Communists at all in the government, and nont on the outside with any access to vital secrets. Unfortunately, this notion accords very poorly with the facts of life- So long as we have potential enemies abroad in the world, so long shall-we have to cope with their agents. Cracking one spy ring, or two, or three, does not eliminate the danger, though it may minimize it importantly. There are always other spy rings, and if by some chance they should all be discovered, new ones soon \v o u 1 d spring «p to replace them. Novikov is gone, but who can seriously doubt that his successor already has been chosen and is functioning full till? As head of the U. S. Central Intelligence Agency, Gen. Waller Bedell Smith warned last fall that Russian agents may evtn have filtered into that organization. Later he sought to play down that warning, but realists recognized he was talking basic sense. Foreign agents are not like some nonrecurring plague which, once eradicated, will never return to hurt the nation. They are a continuing pestilence, against which an imperiled nation must employ its counter-espionage weapons in an unending effort, , Because well - publicized drives against foreign agents and their networks do not permanently wipe out the spy menace, that does not mean such campaigns are futile. On the contrary, if wisely managed to safeguard the liberties of innocents, these may vastly assisMn lessening the national danger, But the important thing to reniem- BLYTHEVTT.IB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS ber is thai the work is never done. We should learn to get over our surprise when spies are turned up in high placei and low. There will be more tomorrow, By the very nature of our free and open democracy, we are probably less spy- proof than any land on earth. Irony in Heart of Russia There is tremendous irony in the whole Russian Communist effort to present its case to the world- From the start Red leaders have understood the appeal, both to intellectuals and to the downtrodden millions, of its program of sweeping collective action engineered in the people's name. The magnets have been the ideal of cooperation to achieve the good of all, the tangible nature of the cause, the apparent system of order in a world of shattering chaos. That the ideal and the cause have been basically fraudulent stems not to have hurt them materially in some places. The Communist idea still exerts tremendous pull. But what has hurt is the Reds' re. pealed need to yield to the ruthless demands of the game of power politics their leaders are playing. And so, again and again, they have been compelled to expose their raw brutality to maintain their crude cult of power intact. In the 1920's there were killings and exiles. From 193-1 to 1938, the bloodiest purges in Soviet history smeared the pages of the Communist dream. Now, once more, the heads are rolling, with the heavy weight falling upon the Jews of Russia and the satellites. These things cnnnol be kept secret, and they cannot bo avoided in a regime that really is nothing but a self- perpetualing power group. That is Ihe irony. The internal compulsions of- a power cull must inevitably shatter and devour every vestige of the dream that was fashioned as the shining lure to attract' the world to its false banners. Views of Others Mathematics of Justice Enrly In 1951 a Pennsylvania linilroad commuter train crashed through n temporary trestle In Woodbrldee, N. J,, at high speed. Eighty- five passengers were killed in the worst American rail disaster In three decodes. The State of New Jersey filed manslaughter charges agninst the railroad on one count for each of the dead passengers, but when a court reduced the Indictments to only one the State dropped Its criminal charges. Why? BOCIUISC: (1) The:maximum punishment- on a single count-would "he!;X"fine of $1,000; (2) the trlijl In county court would .cost $25,000 and thus (3) pressing -the cnse would provide punishment for the country ralher than the Pennsylvania Rnllroflrt." While dropping of the criminal Indictment will not effect civil suits ngninsl the railroad on behnlf of the deceased, the reasoning behind this decision is peculiar. Court cosls In such cases seem ridiculously high. Yet should a price be put on Justice when criminal negligence U alleged? If (he defendant railroad had been found guilty the state would hove recovered only $1,000 while losing $25,000. This Is the mathematics of the cnse. The equity of It Is lost upon the reader In the hinterland where outlnnricrs often examine Justice and find her to he blind. —Asheville (N. C.I Citizen. Faults on Both Sides The liberals think they are advancing humanitarian purposes; (oo often they hnve merely promoted n palcriiitlbin which destroys more freedom than it develops. The conservatives think they are combating Communism; too often they are merely fostering forms of thought control which tend to suppress unorthodox opinions In- slead of ninrshnlliig bettor Idens against them. —Christian Science Monitor. SO THEY SAY We must believe that the Intelligence of those responsible for the maintenance of peace will be strong enough to prevent a new catastrophe. — Yugoslavia's Marshal Tilo. * * • I think you can sny that there will be no difficulty In working out a legislative program to put the country back on the track we abandoned 20 years ago when the New Deal came In. —Sen. Robert A. Taft (R., O.I. * » * The filibuster must go. It is a repudiation ot representative government. — sen. Herbert Lehman (D., N. Y.), * « » When the day comes lhat. we (Judges) succumb to pressure, we might as well close the doors" of Justice. — Judge Irving Kaufman, who sentenced the Rosenbergs lo death. * » » On balance, the »or!d Is less near nn atom war than a year or two ago. — Dr. Ralph Bunche of the UN Trusteeship Department. ' TUESDAY, JAN.-27, 195s' We'll Be Glad to SeeftThis .Bird Get the Burri's Kush! Peter tdson's Washington Column — Here s How Nixon Was Picked As President's Running Mate Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: There will be no sugar-coating o/ the life that Sophie Tucker has lived when Betty Hutlon plays the Last of the Hed-Hot Mamas in "The Sophie Tucker Story." , • Celebrating her 65th birthday at a party tossed by Jimmy Durante and Herman and Yvonne Hover before her opening at a nitery, Sophie told me that (he screen play will be based on her own handwritten story — "Some of These Days" — with all the gusty passages her publisher omitted as "too frank." "No honey, I won't let 'em sugarcoat me," Sophie said. "I didn't live my life that way. All through my career and life I've told people, 'Let me be myself. Don't try to change me or make me something I'm not; 1 I want an honest story that tells everything about me." Hush - hush reason for Bing Crosby's withdrawal from his own golf tourney was a red light from his doctors. The Gfoaner is groaning from a gallstone — and faces nn operation. Rudy Vallee's plotting, a return to the screen as (he star of Jesse Lasky's "The Big Brass Band". . . Joy Lansing will take the Reno route to divorce ... Lance Fuller, who admits that Pat Knight may be his next male, told me: "I Hipped over Pat. She's got me in a spin." . . . Walter Wanger is now living In Joan Bennett's home In case you're wondering how the reconciliation attempts are working. Joan's on tour with "Bell, Book and Candle." Feud For Thought Mario Lanza, now palsy-walsy again with MOM, is testing for the lead in "Kiss Me Kate." If he gets the role, insiders expect Kathryn jrayson to ask the studio to rele.-ise icr as the film's co-star. And that's eud for thought. Paramount may delete * Gilbert's hit In "Houdinl," mad* '•> before,she .became a HOOO-a-week*;: nitery star. The studio figures th'« \ youngster Is too good to be seea " in 4 bit part now. '.?'..';."; Diana Lynn is beaming. For the-^ first time In her career the censor* v nixed some of her stills for "Plun- n der in.the Sun" as being too sexy. :"• Someone asked Tommy Noonajd^ how he was enjoying himself work™ ing with Marilyn Monroe and Jan» Prefer?; Russell in "Gentlemen Blondes." "Well," cracked Tommy, "I'beat-'-- up my wife (he o|her night — Bbrrie- '•' thing I've never done before." ,,"'', ''',' Cops and Golfers ..>!•.: Jane Hu.ssell and Bob MKchunr' ; by the way, want to team up hVa" golf story, "Just Like I Hate Mon-'"' ey," by Jim Phillips,, with tech^ ' nlcal direction by Jimmy Demaret. It's a cops-and-robber yarn that, would have Bob playing a golf pro " and Jane a society doll. The Hollywood underground buzz that .Stanley Kramer's films' have lost money Is 100 per cent wrong/, "High Noon," for one, will g'ross- S8.000.COO and all the others are In" the black. Zsa Zsa Gabor is turning down every steady TV show offered to' her. Wants to be a movie queeri: 1 not a TVenus. . '. *." Elliott Nugent's -close pals 'are worried about his health and his long hospital siege,. . . Sally Forest and Milo frank, who said they couldn't live apart, have now made- ha decision to try it for the sak!^,, of Sally's movie career. She'll livS** n Hollywood and ha will continue is a TV talent scout operating out of New York. . - 1 s WASHINGTON - (NBA) -The ams of New Hampshire De'wey story of how Sen. Richard M. of New York, Lodge of Connecti- Nixon of California was picked to cut. McKay of Oregon, Beardsley bi> Republican vice-presidential of Iowa. candidate can Senators Lodges of Massachu- now be told in setts, Carlson'of Kansas, Duff of '"" -•"• '" the Pennsylvania, Smith of New Jersey. Herbert Browncll of New Vice President York, Arthur Summerfieid- of Nixon himself Michigan, Sinclair Weeks of Massaid he didn't sachuselts, Russell Sprague of New know how he York, Jack Porter of Texas Gene came to be Pulllam of Indiana, Paul Hoffm.w full and for first lime. ^HI^HF £1 clloscn as Presl- ^f^ffa dci > 1 Eisenhow- ^™^^ -^"'or's running rel« Edaon male, when asked about It on a >' Meet thciPress'/ television interview last fall. Nixon said he hadn't taken any trouble :o find out. It was an honest answer. But for his information now, this is how it happened. After General Elsenhower's nomination at Chicago, early in Ihe nflerncon of July 11. a meeting of representatives of nil the Republican presidential candidates was called oil the llth floor of Ihe Conrad Hilton hotel. The purpose was lo pick a vtce-prcsldentlnl candidate. Ken. Henry Cabot Lodge of Massachusetts, national chairman of the Elscnhowor-for-Prcsidcnl drive, called the meeting. Ho asked Wesley Roberts of Kansas, who nnd been working with Herbert Browncll on the Eisenhower rfele- Satc round-up, lo get the group together. There were Taft, Warren and Slassen men (here, and all Ihe Republican governors who could be reached. But mostly they were the Eisenhower convention floor leaders. General Eisenhower himself was not present. No Minutes of Mnclin$t Kept No mimiles bt the meeting were kept and no attendance records. There were 20 to 30 in nil. Among them: Governors Thornton of Colorado, Fine of Pennsylvania, Ad- of California. Rep'. Christian A. Heiier, now governor of Massachusetts, and a few other congressmen. ' Memories of the meeting have grown dim with the passing of time and there is some reluctance lo talk about it. GOP National Chairman Arthur Summerfic.'d, the new postmaster general, told this reporter during Ihe campaign that he would tell Ihe story nfler (he election. .To tell the story before might give the wrong Impression. After (lie election. Mr. Sum- merfieid begged off with the explanation that nobody wns interested In that now. But from various sources the story has been pieced together. • "It was far from n smoke-filled room at midnight," one Informant recalls. It was midafterndon and hot as — Chicago. The windows were wide open, but them was no breeze and no air conditioning. Senator Lodge presided. The rule was that anyone who suggested a vice-presidential candidate would Ilien leave the room. This was to permit those remaining to hold frank and free discussion. Senator Carlson, at the request ot Sen. Robert A. Taft, suggested the name of Sen, Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois. Then Carlson left the room. Arthur Summerfieid of Michigan suggested the name of Senator Taft to create a harmony ticket. thf Dnrfnr Crur B> EDWIN p JORDAN. Mu IIJL LJocw] says— WrlUcn , or NEA s,.,^ Every February Is considered National Heart Month, and this coincides with the drive of the American Heart Association for funds to support Us splendid programs of research and help for (he patient with hcnrl disease. It Is consequently appropriate at tills time to discuss a few of the many aspects of heart trouble. One of the most Important pro-b terns of heart disease is the question of work and employment for (hose who are afflicted with some heart difficulty. The highest hurdle for Ihe heart patient lo surmount Is fear, in most cases Hits fear is not justified by the facts, since a high proportion of patients with heart disease con and should be actively employed in some occupation outside or inside the home. It has been shown beyond qti.'s- lion that when work is suitably adjuster! to Hie abilitv of the heart. useful occupation "is all to the *> How can one loll what work is suitable for the person with some heart ailment? There arc ample measures available today for (he doctor to lest Ihe patient and Imd out quite exactly the amount of work (hat can safely bo done. Sometimes restrictions are not necessary at all. but In many cases Ihe heart patient can perform useful functions in industry with only slightly reduced activity. Once this lias been determined by Ihe physician In charge, the uexl problem Is to find an occupa- (ton which fits the health needs of the Individual. In this task the American Heart Association, the National Society for Crippled Children and Adults, and many other organizations are of great help. What about the employers' view on work for those who have some heart trouble? This has undergone a remarkable change over the past years. Formerly, many employers were afraid to allow any victim of heart disease to work for them for fear of what might happen. Now, most of thorn realize that when the Job Is adjusted lo the person Ihey can safely hire many of those who have some form of heart disease nnd many become particularly valued employes. Xot AH Can Work Furthermore, a • study of the work done by a group of persons who had heart disease in comparison with a group of those who did not showed very little difference fn work done. In fact, such differences as there were favored the group with heart trouble! This does not mean, of course, that all victims of heart disease can work, but It does mean that the mere presence of heart disease by no means implies the end of useful occupation for a great many of those involved. Suitable work is useful, economically and psychologically, not only for those who hove heart trouble, but also for the country as a whole. It represents a great step forward. Sen. H. Alexander Smith suggested the name of Gov. Alfred E. Diis- coll .of New Jersey. Several Spoke Up For Nlion Sen.-, William Knowland, case, more freedom Carlhy. . The meeting though he had been a loyal supporter of Governor Warren's candidacy, nominated Nixon. But several other people present spoke Immediately on - Nixon's behalf. Among them were Representative (now governor) Herl'er and Governor Lodge. Both had served in Congress with Nixon. Several other candidates were suggested,.-but nobody seems to remember, who they were now. As mentioned above] no minutes were kept. But In the end Senator Nixon was the unanimous choice. The concensus was that he had everything. He ,was a new face. He was young and he would appeal to the youth vote. He was a World War II vet. He was from the west. He was an experienced campaigner. He had broken the Alger Hiss He would give the party in handling Mc- lasted about an hour. Senato.r Lodge and Herbert Brownell then walked across the street to General Eisenhower's suite In the Blackstone hotel and informed him the meeting had decided unanimously that Sen: Dick Nixon should be his running mate. Ike approved,: and that was that. This wasn't, of course, the first lime that General Eisenhower had heard of.Nixon. The young senator had visited Ike's headquarters In Paris and made' 1 an impression. Nixbh had worked for Ike in California. There bad been a build-up for Nixon before the Chicago convention. Ernest Lindley of Newsweek magazine had broken the story in mid-May. So the selection wasn't exactly arrived at by spontaneous combustloh in a hotel hot box. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Good Player Will Break the Rule . . By OSWALD JACOBY .. Written for NEA Service Every experienced bridge player has heart! the .rule "Lead up to weakness" but only a very fine player, knows when to break the rule. In today's hand, Leo J. Seewald, president of the Minnesota Preslon 'sturges'. deft staging of lobert E. Sherwood's "The Road to Home"- at his. restaurant should have the studios lining up for his services as film director. Cheers, too. for Carolyn Jones as the feminine star. NOCTH » K J3 » KQJ95 WEST *K5 V QS41 » 63 EAST (D) VA10S • 872 • *AQJ103 SOUTH *AJ10»6J V 987 • A 10 4 + K Both sides vul. South We* North East 1* Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 3 2* 4* Pass . Pass 3 A Pass Tony Dexter and his estranged vife, Marjorie Craig, are close to he reconciliation announcement. . . Bob Taylor's mother now Is making It a threesome with Bob and Ursula Thiess. A close-to-the- altar note? planning. •'''•'• Obviously there was going to be only one;club trick for the defenders. Three additional tricks were needed to set four spades—and It was hard to see where those three tricks were going to come from. If West had two defensive tricks, well and good. But there was a way to set the contract if West had only one. defensive trick — provided'he also, held the queen of leavts. So Seewald returned the five of hearls right up to dummy's strength! Declarer played the seven hearts. West put up the queen, and dummy won with the king. South's best chance was the trump finesse but that lost to'West's kins. This was West's only defensive trick, but he was now In position to lead a heart through the dummy. This made it possible for See wald to win both the ace and the ten of hearts, setting trie contract Seeu-ald hadn't known, of course whether his partner held a trump trick, the ace of diamonds, or both. He just knew-that a heart lead at the" second trick could not cost anything and might well be the only way to set (he game contract The expensive ship -set created : or "Titanic" by Fox will be used 'or a third picture after. Jeann* . Grain completes "Dangerous "i Crossing." The new one is the Jean•Peters' starrer,- "Blueprint rfor Murder." , - ... 15 Years Ago In BlytheviHe—: Fire which. broke out In the Burke Hardware store last night "' destroyed that store and the Liber'- " ty Cash grocery store. Stocks In the Hoss Hughes clothing store, ' Miss Whitsitt's Ready to Wear store and the Hudson Tailor shop were severely damaged. -Melvln Halsell was chosen city: police chief and William Ouerin city •• judge at a meeting of Troop 36 ot the Boy Scouts. They will hold of- . flee during National Boy Scout week. J. B. .Whitworth. head freshman coach and chief scout at L. S. U. tor the past three years has been V. appointed head line coach by tha L. S. u. athletic council. . - Willie Oakes says he wisheV,.: he could go home some night without his wife detailing what' the cigaret, flour and grocery ' salesmen said on radio and television all day. «•, *r* Screen Actor 1 Screen actor, * Wife of Zeus — — O'Brian (myth.) 5,8 He was born 2 Employi in Rochester 3'lnsect 12 Domestic slave 5 Born 13 Note in 6 Shadc tr " Guide's scale 'Stinging * nswar *° Previoil » PM"|. R r e H e r> M U 1 e tz. A N A U A [J * T "e" "f;" c> * "p" B i- ?: (/ -LF R fcr O u 1 O K. A, i. M F N k= H £ A _« (J NO AJP r^T thT T R N P £ T O R E. F E U « ^ 0 « A P P R E JBt « T •%' 9 Hodgepodge 10 Bu "? Unit of the American Contract Bridge League, properly broke the rule In a practice session for the big winter tournament scheduled lo be held In St. Paul Feb. 6-8. West opened the five of clubs, and Seewald, who sal East, won with the ace. When South dropped th« king, But did » UU1« careful ardor• '« Shouted 15 Erect 16 Hessian river 1' Citrus fruit 18 American financier 20 Hairy 22 Electrified particle 24 Female saint (ab.) 25 Made Into law 29 Redacts 33 Male sheep 34 Pace v 36 Entangle 37 Anger 38 Percolate slowly 40 Eucharistic wine vessel . 41 Dispatches •14 Visionary 46 Consume 48 Possessive pronoun 49 Tramploi 52 Ceases 56 Genuine 57 Deed • GO Soviet-river 61 Essential being 52 Fish egg« 53 Weight deduction 54 Suffix 55 Observe k M Gerainl's wife to legend 11 Joint of th« leg 19 Decay» 21 Mlower 23 Fisherman's apparatus (pl.)39 Fondlei. 2i Goddess of 42Trafflckei discord 26 Nostril 27 Prayer 47 Former ending Russian rulen '"Act 49 Very (Fr.) ' ' 30 Mohammedan 50 Pause '• pnesl 51 Facility 31 Domesticate* 53 Algerian 32 He is a seaport youthful 54Raw ilk 35 Persian fair, weight 43 Sorrowful 45 Shrewd 55 Winter vehicle 58 Mine shaft hut I-59 Golf , ^!fc

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