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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, February 4, 1953
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PAGE SIX BMTTHEVIU K (ARK.) COURTER NBWS. BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TUB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINR8, PubJiihw HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Adferllimi Manager 8ol« National Advertising Representative*: Wallace Kilmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class mitler at the post- office at Blytherille, Arkansas. under act of Con- gresi, October 9. \t\1. Member of The Associated Frew SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier in the cltY of Blythevllle or any suburban toirn where carrier eervlc* if maintained, 25c per week. By m.i)l, within a radius ol 50 miles, »5.0C per jear, J2.50 for six months, tl.35 for three months; bj mall outside 50 mile zone, J12.58 per year payable In advance. Meditations " And again, I'ralsc Ihe Lord, »ll ye Gentiles; and laud him, all, ye-people. — Koiuanj 1J-.11. * •*. ' * 1'ralse is the best auxiliary to nrajcr He who mosi bears in mind whit has been done for him bj (Jiod will be most emboldc-ned to ask for fresh gift, from above — Andrew Melville Barbs Ari'IllinoLS man has been restrained from hypnotizing his uife Doesn t he kziow when the hon- eimoon is o\er? * * * Home Is as comfortable as tfs furniture, sayr an Interior dccnrnlcir. A husband should buy his wife a conifortablc chair for him to sit in, •*' ' * - •' * You"can 1 always teJl/what some people are going to (to next ~- nothingl < * * + A giant anfeater has a tongue, two• and one- half feet !onjf. And wtien two "of the females jet io yet her— * * * Stlft collars are melted by ^hpilaugh at all the foolish styles women wear. State Fireworks Ban Is Badly Needed Law There are currently, two bills', in coitir inittfees of the Arkansas General Assembly which provided badly-needed legislation — a state-wide ban on. the "sale, gift or offering for sale" of fireworks; That there have been no deaths or more strions injuries in this area than are already H matter of record is only proof that the Lord looks after fools as well as wise men. Nationwide, however, the record is far .blacker and it is only a matter pf time until death or maiming injury rt- sults here. The use of fireworks in the South exceeds that of other sections. For instance fireworks at Christmas (historically a hangover from the days of worshipping pagan gods) is virtually unheard of in the North; in Dixit- it is commonplace. No defense can be concocted for the use of fireworks, especially the indiscriminate use so often seen here. Fireworks originated in the Orient as a means of frightening away evil spirits. Their use on the Fourth of July b a s more of a merchandising than historical basis. Accordingly we hope either Senate Bill S3 or House Bill 4l passes. Both would outlaw fireworks in Arkansas. Even if such a bill is passed for Bly- thcville it would be only a forward step since \ve are so close to the state line of .Missouri, across which pass all things unavailable or more expensive is Arkansas. Since a state law agniiist use of fireworks would be as unenforceable as is Blytheville's city ordinance: to this effect, the real need is federal legislation banning the manufacture of fireworks. \Ve have suggested this before, and it remains our ultimate hope- I ruman's Hunch No Help To World Defense Former President Truman apparently was going almost entirely on his personal hunch when hfc recently voiced doubt that Russia has an atomic bomb. For wbile he was in the White House his own most expert atomic energy advisers informed him emphatically on that subject. In his current statement Mr. Truman appeared to bt suggesting that the Russians had from time to time unleashed some sort of experimental "nuclear explosion" which was short of a real • atomic bomb. Thal'» not what hi> technical advis- ers told him at the time he made the initial announcement of Soviet alotnit developments. They snirl, in unmistakable language, that if the Russians had not exploded an atomic bomb, then they could not imagine whai it could be. They "were saying, in other words, that after exhaustive analysis of all t h e scientific evidence available to them,' they had concluded that the facts fit no other sensible pattern- What kind of evidence did they rely upon? For one thing, scismographie checks like those which measure earth quake shocks anywhere on the globe. For another, Amazingly accurate samplings of the upper atmosphere which can disclose the presence of radioactive substances and other products of atomic fission. Those materials often travel around the earth in the upper air several times. Senator Jlickenlooper of Iowa, former Republican chairman of the Senate- House Atomic [Onergy Committee, says if the Russians can release any atomic explosion when they want to, their they can m.ike bombs, Ijec.iuse 'llicr't is little difference in the technical skill 'requited foi the two piotosscH Mi Tinman is entitled to bis private doubts I3ut despite his letiiement from the piesidcncj, he is inescapably a public citizen and his words command attention. ;It;. is "questionable whether these paiticulai «01 ds constitute <i lesponsiblc uUciaiiLC Not' only docs thb evidence run , counter to Mr. Truman's hunch. Our atomic scientists said in 19'1G the Russians would have the bomb in five years. TJj'nl they got it in three we generally a'ttrilnitc to the help given them by Klaus Fiichs and other spies. Rut it is now sev- eii'-'ycnrs since 'that scientific forecast, and it is reasonable to presume the Russians -Xvoiild have the bomb today even without the aid of spies. We cannot gird the fret world against the Russian menace if we underestimate the Kremlin's military potential. All our most reliable calculations indicate we must incliiile a substantial stockpile of atomic bomb 1 ! in that potential. Mr Tinman has not helped the course of delei mined fi ec w 01 Id cli tense by throwing his wild hunch into the balance against these caiefully diann calcUla-- tions. Views of-Others SO THEY SAY WEDNESDAY FEB. 4, 1958 A Man Is Known by the Company He Keeps Business Gets Chance Business — Dig bvisine^s, ot course — Is scheduled to piny a Mtnl role In Washington In the next four >cars rresicloht. Eisenhower will' begin his administration wUh 'more ol a. businessman's government than nny other president In our history Is .ihnL good or bad? • • Tnnl's going to he.up to husiness. To Uie millions of American voters who srlp- portcd tl)e Republican ticket, this ts strictly a big ^business show. ''If it produces good government," RS an editorial in Business Week points out, "American business \vlH return to that high place In public opinion which It,lost In 1020. "The free enterprise system will be bulwarked with greater pooillur support thnn It has had since the 10th century brought y& systematic confusion between collectivism and Utopia." But — if this new business man's government does not produce gocrl government — if It flops— what then? xThe most serious casualty will not be Eisenhower nor oven Ihe Republican party, it will be nig Business. The nation, tired, disgusted, aggravated, practically iti tears aller twenty years of Brain-Trusting government which concentrated largely on (tic good of Ihe common man and paid little at- (enllon to Big Business, has thrown the gauntlet down lo the captains of Industry and their godfather, the Republican Tarty. If the administration (alls in the eyes of the people, the Republican pnrly will have lost Its last chance for at least another generation. Dul the big loser will be Bis Business. This is Big Business' Rrral chance. Better make the bosl of It. boys. —Gastonla (N. C.I Gazette. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Wilson Faced Chrysler Cbry-sis But Caged Cadillac for Parade Erskine Johnson IN . HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— "Tele- Vision Is like playing the violin, I ftuess. You never learn It." That's Ozzie Nelson, leveling on the Nelson family's invasion of t'elefiims with "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet," which is becoming as 1 popular as their longtime favorite radio show. But Oz?.le, at least, has a theory about video—"It's more like radio than movies." His reasons; •The dialog, like in radio, is more important because T V doesn't have the vast visual scope of movies. The standards of taste must be higher than movies because we go info people's homes, where both grandma and the kids ore in the audience. And, like ra- riio, we have to tell our story in 26 minutes, instead of an hour and a half, and reach a climax halfway through because ol the middle commercial." The Nelson sprigs—16-year-old David and 12-year-Ffieky — have advaancert in the celebrity league at public school now that they are visual stars, but Ozzie's a proud papa: -We'have no problems with ihem. They just aren't the Mammy It's WASHINGTON —(NBA)- They're thinking of renaming the Pentagon "Automobile Row" now, and the crisis didn't arise Just from the Senate fight over confirmation of General Motors' Charles E. Wilson ns Scc- •etary of Defense. It's much more personal than that. It seems that the government Peter : Edwm automobile assigned lo the former Secretary of Defense Robert A. Lovett,' wns a big, black Chrysler. W h e n Secretary Wilson heard about that, he was sorely troubled. As the ex-president of General Moors, he was afraid his automo- iile pals back in Detroit would rib him unmercifully if he were caught riding down Pennsylvania Avc)ue n Ihe Inaugural parade, In a competitor's car. This terrible crisis was finally brought to the attention of no less an official than the chairman of :io Joint Chiefs of Staff, Qen. Oma_ Bradley. And to Its everlasting credit, (he JCS came through with a battle plan that saved the day. General Bradley said thnt the car assigned to htm was a Cadillac, which a-s everyone knows is a O.M. lob. But General Brarlley snid he wasn't proud and didn't care what fie rode around in. So a swap was made- and the license plates of the chairman of JCS and the new Defense Secretary were changed on the two cars. Freeman, the driver assigned lo the secretary's office, took his ne Cad arid shtned It up fine for the parade. Then he thought maybe he'd bettor take it Into the garage and gets lls insides checked over. Just to play safe. But on the way to the garage, the car went pff-t. Freeman barely got it lo the curb. It had blown a fuse. Freeman .called up for a trouble car, and the mechanics found him almost white. "Think what it would have been," he mumbled. "If that had happened in. the parade." The final irony of till this was !bnt on the way to the inaugural ball. Mr, Wilson's car actually dirt break down. tJefcnse Procurement I'ieliire Th'e hassle-over confirmation of C. E. Wilson ns Secretary of Defense In the Eisenhower cabinet may eventually result in a new, broad and loi\g-range directive from Congress on government buying for the military services. At the present time (here is no such directive. There is actually a conflict between the existing "Buy American" net and the "off-shore" procurement, program started by Mutual Security Administration to get more arms for less money through foreign manufacture. Also, there are several small- business acts which require thnt the little fellows ,^be given their fair share of defense contracts. Department of Defense officials have long contended that on many military items required in quantity, small manufacturers just aren't qualified to bid. And with n team of big-business executives in control of (lie armed services, small business might get n still smaller cut of the pie. Congressmen wouldn't, like that because small business is a good political issue. It's as good home, mother, the flag and doing something more for the veterans. The present defense procurement picture is that General Motors Is the largest contractor. It has S5.4 billion worth of military supplies on order. This Is 7.8 per cent of procurement contracts, on a dollar basis. Hot Issue In World War II One of the other objections which congressmen have lo putting big business executives in top govern- Red Skelton's relurn to live shows when he goes back on Ihe air, probably In March, has the comic groaning, lie still prefers film but Ihe decision was not Red's. His sponsor dished, up an "or else" ultimatum. Talcnl Pool Is Dry RUDY VAL.LEE recently turned down a big network TV bid to recreate the variety shows that made radio history for him in the late '20V and early '30's. . "When I did thnt show," he told me, "the greatest names In the entertainment world were avail- i able. Great acts were plentiful. Today TV has reached out to grab i everybody. Even Milton Berle has ' to scrape Ihe bottom of Ihe barre: for talent. No, I wouldn't dare do a variety show. People would expect the greatness of lhat earls radio program and they'd be disappointed." MOM has let down (he TV harrier. Contract stars now will be permitted to do TV in exchange for greenbacks and movie plugs • big victory for video, be--~ MOM always has been i ' film-Industry trend-setter. '" Barbara Stanwyck, who seldom " gels riled, Is at the boiling point-over the rash, of printed reports I linking her to 22-year-old Bob Wagner. Re-echoing the denial she made to me months ago when she and Bob were working in "Titanic," ~ Barbara declared: "I couldn't he less inleresled In anybody. He's a nice young person', but the .only time I was out with ' Win was when Clifton Webb was with us. I've never been out alone' 1 with that boy. Yet every day some^. r one writes lhat I was with him at (his or that place. I'm SICK and TIRED of It. .I'm past caring what '" anybody writes about me. Lei Ihem- > make up what (hey want to!" ' ' Boy Becomes Man They've given Tony Curlls a new haircut at U-I, eliminated the cascading curls, and handed him a script that calls for him to quicken the pulses ot 'females who have, outgrown bobbysox. Tony makes John Gilbert-ish love :"" lo Joanne Dru in "Drifting" and hopes that at 26 he has won over. ; the critics, nmateur and pro, who said that he was too young for-' adult stardom. "It was upsetting and I didn't' ''. know what to do about it," he told, me. "Physically you don't change ,. much from 20 to 32 or 33. Then... .something happens to you that'sV the difference between being a juvenile and an adult. I .think it's ' happened to me now. Working with Jonne helps. Up to now I've worked with young kids." - . '" r Jimmy Stewart and speed flier Joe De Bona will take another'".: crack at the coast-to-coast speed- record. De Bona set the record in. .. Stewart's plane in 1951, then Paul '" Mantz cracked It. menl positions Is that it gives Ihem access lo confidential information about their principal competitors. This was a hoi issue in the War -"reduction Board setup during vVorld War II. The Senate War Investigating Committee, headed by i fellow named Harry s. Truman, 'ought against this In its opposition lo the naming- of "<lollar-a-yeari suffering"may not be so extreme, men to the WPB staff. The Tru- •• , n toaay . s hand , for examplei m man committee insisted that these associate, Freddie Sheimvold' men get rid of their private hold- managed to extract two tricks ings and go to work at government f r0 m a "thickless" clummv. This salaries, wherever possible. (ea t look' impossible at first but .nis issue wasn't raised later, Sheimvold made it look very sim- however, In the case of Republican p| e —as befits Ihe author of the Paul Hoffman, who was named magnificent "First Book of partner has a good enough hand nnd plnys his cards properly, your first head of Ihe Marshall Plan by President Truman. Mr. Hoffman resigned his presidency of Studebaker Corporation, but was allowed to keep his slock. Three High Hurdles Secretary Wilson's ability io capitalize, on his new Job to the advantage of General Motors is mitigated by three steps in the defense contract procedure. They include competitive bidding in procurement, negotiation of contract and, finally, renegotiation. " This would make It necessary to corrupt three se'parate sets of officials. The Re-negotiation Board, separate from Department of Defense, reviews nil contracts to make sure that contractors make only n "reasonable profit." More efficient producers arc allowed a higher profit than the Inefficient. Deportation Cases Hang Over As a drive result against of his spceded-up undesirable aliens and Immigrants In the -United States, former Attorney General James P. McGranery has left his successor, Herber{ Brownell, a file of. 140 deportation und denatural- izatfon cases to go to work on. Thirty-six of the cases started arc against subversives, and 1(H are against racketeers and criminals.. Eighteen denaturalization peti- Ste EDSON on Page 8 the Doctor Says— Br EDWIN P JORDAN. M.D. Written (or NBA Servlco Labor's long battle for status and recognition has been largely won. but there are Inequities End Injustices In our laws that still demand remedy. — Illinois Gov. Adlal Stevenson. * * + . A nation cannot destroy communism It It, as Japan Is doing, permits the Communist Party to exist as a legal political party and allows Communists to go underground. — Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek. * « » It Is repulsive behavior when such a high church dignitary visits during Christmas time — the time of love and peace — the battle fronts and blesses the mass rmirderers of Korean women and children. — Czechoslovaks Health Minister Josef Plojhar, commenting on Cardinal Spcllman's Korean visit. A Indy who read one of these columns on barren marriages asks for further Information". She srtys hat she Is 37 years old, has been married 16 years, but has been mnble lo have a child. Doctors nave examined bolh her and her husband and have never oH her she would not ever- conceive, but haven't really told her vhal the trouble Is, she says. She adds she thought ihnt lo be slcrlle means one cannot bear children. 'nils is indeed n difficult and touching problem. There are many married couples who want very mvich lo have children nnd just do not seem to be able lo do so. 'The. "why" of this Is not always easy to discover. However. It should be said lirst that fertility in not always what may be called nn absolute matter. In nearly all human beings fertility varies from time to time, but it Is apparent that some persons have longer periods of comparative sterility thnn others. The first slcp for a couple that wishes to have children but does not seem able to do so. is for bolh partners lo be thoroughly exam- ned. Failure lo bear children ts just about as likely to be "the fault" of Ihe man ns of Ihe woman, and an examination of only one partner ts therefore inconclusive. Modern methods ot examination can and often do reveal a physical cause eilher in Ihe wile or husband which may explain the fail- ur« at conception. Zn m»ny c«ses, nnrf in either partner, this can be corrected. In the correspondent whose Inquiry is mentioned at the beginning of this cofcimn, however, that step has already been taken and apparently the doctors have not found nny dpfinlle reason why the couple cannot have children. If Ihis is the cjse. the couple must be recognized as "relatively Infertile" — lhat is, they can have children, but Ihe chances of having them are not very good. This, however, explains why the physicians in charge have not committed Ihemselves to saying that Ihe woman-cannot ever conceive. Indeed she may go along tor years nnd then, when she has given up hope, may suddenly have a child. In couples where there Is rela live Infertility —' iti olher words, no definite reason why conception cannot take place — the effort has to be made to keep both husband and wife In the best possible physical conrfiiion. Sometimes Ihe addition of vitamins to the diet, the correction of some minor defects— even such as diseased tonsils, or Ihe like — may bring aboul the desired result. The physician Is here looking on Ihe borderlines of medical knowledge nnd cannot guarantee any re suits, but it seems to be nn un doubted truth that sometimes Improvement in the general condl- llon of one or both partners wll lead to the birth of a child long desired »nd long delayed. » JACOBY ON BRIDGE Use Your Partner To Win at Bridge By OSWALD .IACOBY Written for NBA Service "The other night I held a bridge hand with no card heigherthnn nine," reports a Wisconsin reader "Was I entitled lo or/, for a new deal?" Nobody can stop you from ask ing for a new deal.However, the WEST 4953 ' >KQJ9 » JS8 4J75 • NORTH 4 4842 V 8 5 3 • 7652 4963 EAST 478 V 106 * A 10 4 3 4 K 108 42 SOUTH (Ft) 4 AR.QJ10 r A.742 Sooth 24 34 4V Pass *AQ North-South vul. Wts» NoHh Pass Pass Pass Pass ZN.T. 3 N.T. 44 East Pass Pass Pass lead—V K. •ridge" for teen-agers and other eginners. West opened the king of hearts, nd Shlnewold, playing the hand, ook the ace of hearts and return- d the suit at once. Bastwon with he ten of hearts and properly re- urned a trump. Declarer won an ed another heart, giving West rick. West hopefully returned another rump ,but there was no way to top declarer's plan from operat- ng. Sheinwold won the second 'ound of trumps nnri led his lasl leart. West had to follow suit, and ipades. This device of ruffing a heart In dummy not only enabled declarer avoid the loss of a heart trick Jut also put him in the dummy n position to lake the club finesse. When the finesse of the queen of ilubs succeeded, declarer could draw the last trump and cheerfully :oncede one diamond trick. West could have set the contract by opening a trump. The defensive plan would be to lead a trump at each opportunity. South never be able to ruff a heart In dummy and would therefore' be inable to take the club finesse. South would therefore lose three learts, a diamond, and a club. It's back to a gun-totin'. maiv tnnihilator for Barbara Stanwyck in "Blowing Wild" after she'com- pletes her goodie-goodie character..^ ' "All I Desire." . ".. "All I desire is something tbal'j . sood," she shrugged. "It doesn't, matter to me if it's a part with • some sort of dramatic challeng* to 11." 15 Years Ago In Blytheville Mr. and Mrs. w. j. Pollard and "• Mr. and Mrs. Farneworth Block entertained with a dinner party last 1 '"' night at the Black home. ' Miss June White was a guest when " the B. P. P. club met at the home • of LaFetra May. Plans for a dance in the near future were discussed! The hostess assisted by Sara Lou- McCutchen and Clara Jean Moslej served a salad plate. Mr. and Mrs. Henry Humphrey!, Miss Laura Flatt and Mist Paulin* Lee were In Memphis last night /or the Stepin-Fetchit show at the Or-- phcum. Sky Gazing HORIZONTAL VERTICAL opponents would be very foolish lo give you that new deal because you are not entitled to it. When; you get a bad hand all you can do Is suffer In silence. Ai » matter at fact, if your I The sky's night light 5 Planet nearest earth 9 Sirios, the Star 12 . Major and Minor 13 Operatic solo H Night before an event 15 Piquancy 17 Favorite 18 Narrow apertures 19 Bed canopies 21 Antiquity 23 Oriental coin 24 Also 27 For fear that 29 First man 32 Writers', marks 34 Hebrew ascetic 36 Turkish hospice / 37 Odors 38 Greek district 39 Bristle 41 It is (contr.) 42 Perform . 44 Vipers 4 6 More trivial 49 Weird 53 French friend 54 Stair railings 56 Strength 57 Employed 58 One 59 Worthless fable scrap 80 Communists 61 Fostur* Following the growth of population is necessary in his business, said a leading citizen at he bought 100 acrei north town. He's an undertaker. Answer to Previou* Puzil 43 Tivol ancie 45 Arrange 46 Conste 47 Persian 48 Comfort 50 Nevada 51 Rain fts52 Italia 55 Herec 22 Reposes 24 Sour 2 5 Title 26 Playwright 28 Tries 30 Opposed 31 Disorder 33 Upright 35 Feather sha 40 Merited 1 Rumple 2 Spoken 3 Norwegian capital 4 Spruce 5 "The the moon" 6 Mountain ridges 7 Ascend 8 Impudent (coll.) 9 Relying 10 Above 11 Obtains 16 Tristram's beloved 20 Torment

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