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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE ETGHT THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS , THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRV A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager BT.YTHKVTLLK (ARK.) COURIER KKWS Sol« Nation*) Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at (he post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October 9, 1917, Member oi The Associated Pres» SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythcvill* or »nj suburban town wher* carrier service i« maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, J5.00 per year, »2.SO for six months, »i.z& for three nionthi; by mall outride 50 mile zone, J12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Holdini fallli, and a good conscience; which •omt having pul away concerning faith liai-e marie shipwreck.—I, Timothy Iil9. * * » A good conscience is to Hie soul what health Is to the body; it preserves a constant ease and tcrcnlty within us, and more than countervails sll the calamities and afflictions that can possibly befall us.—Addlson. Barbs Pall Is the time of year wlum Dad wishes he had fixed that broken window In the storm door last spring. * « » A professor says too many people jro sum on their Job. Maybe because Ihcy lake (heir own aireri time. * » * The man who wants to save money drops In »t th« butcher's to chew the fat Instead of buy the meat. * * * Folks who arc lalrt off work realm; loo laic *h»t » small roll helps even when they have a loaf. * * • ' An Oklahoma girl really found out what's In » name when she was arrested for forgery. Egypt Can Thank Herself If War Inflames Middle East Before Egypt declared its intent to ' abrogate treaties with Britain covering Suez and the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, Egyptian leaders well understood tlml new Western proposals for a Middle Kasl defense command were in the making. These proposals now are on the record. Under them, Egypt i s asked to join with the United States, Britain, France and Turkey in establishing a defensive bulwark against communism on the great land bridge between Europe and Asia. British troops guarding the vital Suez Canal would be replaced by Allied forces. Egypt would supply military ,.IK( Rir bases, and presumably would be granted substantial military and economic help. U would be elevated to a high status never hitherto attained bv »ny Arab nation in the international sphere. Despite foreknowledge of this plan, Egypt bluntly told Britain'to gel out. Since then, the Egyptian parliament has formally abrogated the treaties. And lo cap it nil, the government has rejected Hie Allied proposals for a joint defense command. In none of this behavior are there any discernible elements of statesmanship. Whatever their legitimate national aspirations, the Egyptians need not have embarked on iheir present inflammatory course. Many reasons may lie behind their irresponsible conduct. For one, the ruling Wnfrl Parly i s s; ,j,l (o be ..ecliniii.. in popularity. It may have dccidtd to fan the nationalist flames to divert attention from its domestic failures. The Kgyptans may also have thought they had the British trapped. Having just seen Iran's weak and weepy ['ve- rnier Mossadegh successfully defy the Lion, they may well have believed they could perform a similar feat. On the other hand, they may have had no illusions about duplicating Mos- sadegh's show-ing. They may merely he stirring the present furore in the hope of increasing their bargaining power wlieii the moment comes to discuss tiicir role in a Middle Kast defense set-up. Whether Egypt may actually gain more for having thus perilously unleashed boiling nationalist emotions is certainly questionable. But there is no question at all about the determination of Britain, with the full backing of the U. S. and France, to remain in control of the Sue?, until a DRW Western force can move in. Xeithcr riots, efforts at economic strangulation or the use of armed force are likely to dislodge the free nations from this bas- tion athwart one of the most crucial links in the world's waterways. So if (he Kgyptians felt they would find the Hrilnish m. easy mark, they are doomed to disappointment. Nor arc Britain and the United States minded to yield on the j.s.sue of future rule of the Sudan. What Kgypt is asking IB, in effect, that the colonial rule of the British be replaced |jy the colonial rule of the Kgyptians. Both London and Washington believe the Sudanese; sliotild have something to nay about their future. Any solution that baldly bonds the land over to Kgypt <)OM ;jo justice whatsoever to the Sudanese. Critical days are ahead for the Mid- file I'.'asl. If the area should now flare into war, the responsibility will no t fall on the British, whatever the short- cumin g.s of (heir colonial policies. It will rest squarely on the shoulders of demagogic ICgyptian.s who have risked the larger interests of the free world community for their own selfish ends. Overtone of Envy? When Princess Elizabeth , m \ Prince I'ihlip were in Windsor, Out., the other day, Governor Williji.ns of Michigan slipped across the Detroit river to greet them. As a token, he gave the prince a lie. ''This will bring you luck," said the governor, who wears one like it. Hereupon the mayor of Windsor piped up: "lie doesn't need any luck. lie's got HIS job for life." Tlic admiring mayor made it clear he-knew he was in the presence of a man who had entered the politician's d'ardc'ii of Kdcn: that narrow -/.one where public jobs go on forever without painful need of re-election. Views of Others onfusion Confounded If the American people sometimes (eel as though Ihcy are being steered into a sea ot utter confusion, they can blame some of the government leaders who are supposed to IK pilot- Ing them. Just a little more than a month ago President Truman, In n speech at San Francisco, disclosed the "existence" oi new American weapons that arc "rniUnstlc in (heir operations" and even more icartul tlinn the atomic bomb or hydrogen bomb. A few days lalcr senators who weie discussing a military appropriation bill spoke ot newly developed weapons that were "stupendous," ••startling," ••amazing." Senator McMahon, chairman ot the Joiiu concresslonal Committee on Etomic Energy, called ror a shut In emphasis from conventional arms- to rcvoluntlonary new atomic weapons. Atomic Energy Commission Chairman Gordon Dcnn laid a House Appro.jrmtiorts Subcommittee Hint a whole family oi l:\ctical atomic weapons arc "already here." The Air Force announced that it has reached the threshold of pushbutton wiirfnro with a new guided missile. Then at the end of a month In which all of these comments were spread across the front pages of tlie nation's newspapers. Secretary of Defense Robert Lovctt made a speech at the American Legion National Convention In Miami. Me warned the nation mwlnsl any foollmroy optimism over new weapons. He declared that "exaggerated hopes" nro beitis pinned on the availability of "new supei weapons" for fightin B nnd winning wars. He observed that our national s.ifety in the event of attack will still have to depend on Improper! orthodox weapons In ample quantity. Thus the people aic again brought down lo earth from a flight of ..,„„. , ir l)lilt js , vluu lt was) for which Mr. Lovi-tt's own department was largely responsible. The Department oi Defense canr.otof course control the pronouncements of the president, the A EC chairman and members of Congress. But il is (he most important source of information for all these, find it presumably can Influence tiu- emphasis that Is placed on new military developments. Moreover, it should be able to control the releases of the Air Force. Too oltcn the ch.lrartcr of (he miormiitton tint is released apparently is shaped by the objective to be attalneci-the passage, of tt | argDr „,.,.,.„_ printion bill or the drafting of more men. The military obviously can't let the public in on all its sen-els. But il ran be sure wlirn it lets one out it (s factual and correct and not mrre additional fodder for a sensational Sunday supplement or a publicity-seeking politician. —ARKANSAS GAZETTE SO THEY SAY Good words in ihr Soviet ConslHiition moan Jr.w than iioihinit. The Soviet dlizcns live in tear. Their society is a jungle throuph which the pakcd power ot tl.o government prowls like a breast of prey, making : ,n mc __ nfr aitl.-Prcsi- dcnt Truman. • « » It Is nol a question oi juns or bulter. We arc _..oin K to havr- nun, mft butter-except that '.<e must be content win. (r|ts butter.-Charlcs E. Wilson, defense mobili?^,-. Tlu: successful or 1 so of Blurope requires the military potential of I he United Statcs.-Chanccl- loi Kcniad Adennurr, o( West Germany. • • . Oil tiationalfzaiion _ s ,._,,.•<, vcrsion „. the ••Boston Tea Pnn>-."_Premicr Mohammed Moss*. d.cgh, of Iran. This Makes Us So Eager to Pay a New Tax Hike MONDAY, OCTOBER M, 1981 Peter Edson's Washington Column U. S. L Making Up Shortages Caused by Loss of Iranian Oil WASHINGTON, (NEA)—People vho say the United States has no nisiness "meddling" In the Iranian 'il situation may not know the lalf of It. For in the last four nonths. world oil shortages caused >y the shut-down of Iranian pro- liiclion have been made up largely American-controlled production. Ho the Iranian problem is now an American problem. almost as much as it is a British problem] O i 1 men s a y this situation must continue for some months. The worst pinch will refer Krtson c omc this winter. Along about Dec. 1, the American demand for heating oil begins to rise. American refining capacity must take care of this demand. In general, however, American oil men arc optimistic in their statements. Six months from now, they say the world may rind that it can get nlons without without Iranian production, whcih has amounted to :nt of total world produc- .kerosene, gasoline and aviation gas, ' L>* a . b ?, Ut Cqtral . to . total fuel an « "tinker oil. Loss of 30 Russian find satellite production The way In which American oil production has been mobilized to bail the British out on their Iranian oil dilemma is a story little known outside the international petroleum industry. But it presents a number of U. S. oil problems. Should U. S. petroleum production be allowed to go into export in large quantities? Or should U.S. I together oil be kept for this country ex- I shortage. million barrels in a few weeks upset all free svorld markets. European countries dependent on Iranian oil tried to get oil from U. S. companies. But the question of a cartel vvasraised and nothing could be done until Department o'f Justice gave its clearance on June 25. Then 19 U.S. companies operating abroad were authorized to work to relieve the world clusively? And how much foreign oil should be brought to America to save U. S. reserves? OIL DEMANDS HAVE DOUBLED SINCE 1338 Doth U. S. and foreign oil demands now stand double their prewar 1938 rate. Forecasts indicate the foreign demand will probably increase more rapidly in the future. Foreign demands .were rising steadily when Iranian production was cut off by the strikes of last March and April. Iranian output had been running at about 610.000 barrels a day. Of this, 150.000 barrels was crnrie for foreign refineries. The rest was By early Augst a plan of action had been worked out to relieve world oil shortages. Tankers and storage tank capacity was pooled. Crude oil and products were exchanged. If one company had a tanker o fcrurte in the Meditcrran- ean and another company had a tanker of fuel oil in the Indian Ocean, under government supervision they were permitted to swap, if it would help relieve foreign shortages At first, 200.000 barrels of Middle East crude that had been coming to. the U. S. daily were diverted to Europe. This has now been cut See EDSON on page 10 IN HOLLYWOOD B.y ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staf/ Correspondent HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Exclusively yours: Jeff Chandler and his wife. MarjuriL- Hoenshclle, have ironed out their disagreement about M;\r- Jme's acting career. Mrs. Chandler, who resembles Maureen O'Har;i, now tins an agent and will try lor stardom with Jeffs blessings. Overheard; "I've got a areat idra I'm joinq to make some old mm k\i for television." j . . j "Sawdust Caesar." the screenplay 1 by Hubert Uuckner about Mu:,so- ! lini'.-! culver, may now be filmed in i Hr-llywomi instead of Rome. The I subject mutter Is considered dan- i Serous for politically un-sclllcd llnly, I The Bord'.s leaked out. MGM is payini: a kind's ransom to UI for Shelley \Vimm- on n onf-pic'tnrc; (leal. Pleichcr MrnUc, director-hub- i by of Mercedes MrC.iuibi idgc, «.n; put .Shelley tlnouqh !M uc'jn;. ' paces. i Skip (he nmuir.s of Pipr-r Laurie's engiuenicut to UI producer Leonard Goldstein. He told me: "I'm lour \t\us older than Pipers father. The rumor is silly." Cau.,o of the blazing (cud be- tuvi'n Etelyn Kcyes and M.iry Anderson during the production of "I Wont to De Loved"- in Mexico: Mary's tij:ht-fittilig red sweater. Evelyn objrclcd to it. Nancy Kelly's sister, Carole Lee Keily. is in the chorus line at the Riverside Hotel in Reno. . . . Celeste Holm and Ingrid Bercmarrs ex. Dr. Peter Llncistrom. were a surprise twosome nt the Mocanibo. NEW CHH.n RAGE The happy word from the Reno world premiere of Ul's "Reunion in Reno" is that Hollywood has turned out a duly of a comedy will lasso the family trade around the heart. Gigi Pcrreau proycs hrr.-eU the loan's best mopped Bcrali.irdt since Margaret. OBrien. source of money." » • • Fredrfc March is admitting, out loud. that, his British-made star- rer, "Christopher Columbus." vras a "stinker." "It was a bad script," he told me on the set of "Death of a Salesman." "It took too long to i;ct to the voyage but that was history's fault, not ours." As the sixth arlor to play Willy Lonian in "Salesman," March isn't norricil aboul comparisons with the stase portrayals. "Every actor would play it dif- .'crcnl. I didn't see Thomas Mitchell's performance, but I did hear the j records."' ... . iVan Grey stopped out of a role in "The Tight Rope" that would have soared her movie stock again and the agent who handled the : is tearing out his hair. Now | Nan has decided to remain plain ; Mrs. Frankic L.iine and run a San f'cinandn Valley antique shop, into | which Fmnkie has invested a bie | bankroll. ; JKNNIFKK MELANCHOLY ; The word from Europe is that i Jennifer Jones Is in a highly nerv- ' ous state over Robert Walker's j death and is unable to shake off i her melancholy. . . . The nation's ; 100.000 deaf persons will have no j difficulty reading Mona Freeman's \ sien lansuage io the deaf boy play; cd by Tern- Curtis in "Hear No Evil." She's studying three hours a day uith a sign language expert. NVxl for producers .lack Pollfcl- 011 uml Auhri-y Wisher)., who turner! out "The .Van from i'lancl X." will lie "Swords of Venus." It's a sw.-isn- burlilcr, nol science ficlion. once over I-*'" / i-34._-A.I ,1'ightly- B>- A. A. Fredrickson Blue Monday again, and time for another round of quotes, quips, clips and short snorts — smorgasbordstyle: Movie Actress Shirley Temple ^peaking—"i have no plans ... no movie plans, uo stage plans, no ra- •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Wrillen for NEA Service Don't Get Stuck, Use Your Brains I often wonder why people do it A bnrtje player \vill know in -id- vance that a certain play cannot poss*ly work, but he'll try it any. else? doeslrt h= try something Take todays l la nd. for example boiith shouldn't have been playing the hand to begin with. North .vonld nave had an easy time ivith a contract of three no-trump, or even with five diamonds. The actual contract of four hearts was the least desirable of the possible game contracts—but it should have been made. West opened the jack of -spades and declarer finessed dummy's , Iticcn This tost to East's king , much to declarers disappointment. The DOCTOR SAYS In a moving picture I saw not long ago. reference was made to yellow fever. I was highly amused when a youngster sitting behind me remarked that she didn't think that she had ever had yellow fever. Of course, sne nad had fever, •ihe said, but she didn't think it was yellow. In a iva ythis was a highly encouraging conversation because it showed that Oils youngster had never before heard of yellow fever which In earlier days was one of our most serious tillers. But the almost complete conquest of this ditigerous disease carries some lessens as well as being a most interesting story. Between 16(58 and 1821 there Here about 20 epidemics of yellow fever In Philadelphia, 25 in N^V York, eight in Boston and seven -n Baltimore, in 1793 an Epidemic n Philadelphia took 4044 lives and 3900 more in 1803. in 1803 there was in epidemic in New York with 60S deaths. More recently, yellow (ever (or yetlcivjack) has apparently existed only in South America, Africa and Panama, cast of the Canal Zone This terrible disease has been cast out of our continent because it vas learned that it is carried by a iiosquito. :uba, in 1881. was the first to an- wunce the theory that the mcs- quito spread yellow fever By WOO the Yellow Fever Com- mssion of the United states Army had clinched the case against the mosquito now known as Steramyla asciata. This commission was com- pcsed of Drs. Walter Reed (the centenary of whose birth has been celebrated) .Carroll, Agramonte and Lazear. Their studies showed the direct connection between the bite of the mosquito when infected and the development of yellow fever In the person bitten MARTYRS TO SCIENCE In the course of their studies In which they allowed themselves to be bitten, Lazear lost his life from the disease and Carroll suffered a. severe attack—both martyrs to science. Screening of living quarters and active measures to destroy all mosquito breeding places were bemn In lesh than a year. Major (later General) Gorgas, a sanitary specialist, was able to rid Havana of yellow fever. He also directed the campaign i-ainst yellow fever-bearing mos- riuitoes In the Panama Canal Zone and succeeded in freeing this area by 1905. Now D.D.T. and other Insect killers can be used to aid !n the battle against yellow fever in South America and other areas which are still in danger. dlo plans. I really mean I have no plans." Caught with your plans down, huh? * • • Quote from Erie. A. Johnston, economic stabilizer: "If inflation ever | got loose in America and rioted • around In this economy, we could Just as well forget about defending ourselves against communism . . ." IP • • . 1 * ' * News item: "LOS ANGELES, Oct. JS. WV-The Wage Earners Committee picketed another movie yes- erday . . . 'Saturday's Hero'." . . . lan 'expose" of commercialism on collegiate gridirons). Players underpaid, no doubt. * • * "Newspapers are the Marine Corps of the world of letters." _ Hobert A. Vogeler. Complete with insults from Harry Truman. • * • Teletype trivia: "LOS ANGELES Oct. 19. ypy—Acter Roy Rogers won the right (in court) yesterday to seep si 0 £ h _s western films off television." Who says Justice is blind? jU Prom Actor Richard Greene: "A yacht keeps you out of night clubs, 'hat alone would almost pay for your boat m a few years, it also keeps you out of mischief." Not according to Errol Flynn. And speaking of Errol, Ke'\v York Post Columnist Leonard Lyons has reported a second altercation between Flynn and Canadian Duncan McMartin, who is being sued by the actor for injuries allegedly resulting from the first ruckus. After beine slapped recently by McMartin in a night club, Fiyj ln j s quoted by Lyons as saying: "Law suit or not, I'd have killed Morocco" 11 " "' ere any P ' ace but a That's the trouble with these for ginmuk - everything's so • • • "The tartan (plaid) tijjtedo was lust too conspicuous." 'Harry B FS- orentino. Philadelphia tailor' a quoted as saying as he predicted vivid blue and green dinner Jackets To match the smart set's and complexions, I presume. • • . •* After signing a 30-year radio- TV contract, Milton Berle remarked: "I'm thrilled. Now I ju, ow where I'm going." out™* y ° U 10 " B ' noush to iini • • • "It women don't; nave a ]itt]e spark, or show some spunk, men are not, interested in them. Men, as a whole, hate coy women. They are bored with them. Coy women get on their nerves." — Toney Terry Hatfield, news commentator and one of the last of Kentucky's feuding Hatfields. Let it go; we were bored with the pun the first time around. Hit:iy Richman joined the pre- mieic festivities and conli-.vcd that he's making another million or so en his cattle ranch Reno. "Vou can see your riolbis by lookins out of [he window." Harry tossrd it to me. "Your dollars havp four Ires. That's the cattle business for yr.u Why, its Umg Crosby's bisgcst It's a criishlnsr blew for Hollywood mamas of moppets with i bleached corkscrew curls, capped teeth and lip-plunginf skirts. Director George Cukor signed an unknown — seven-year-old Susan Hallaran ot New Rochelle. N. Y. — i lo play Judy Holiday's daughter i in "The Marrying Kind." i Explaining his treason to the local product, Ciller told me: • "Susan had a singular lack of I two important elements, she has : no front teeUi, She also had no Hollywood precociousness." O-.crheard a I local nlte spot: •fhe's hockert all her jewels. She's the mrst pawnograuhic star in Hollywood." WEST *J109875 NORTH * AQ V764 * KQJ10432 48 EAST + A109. *76532 SOUTH (D) 442 ¥AQ532 » A 9.8 + KQJ Both sides vul. South Wcs» North E»st 1 * 1 A 2 » Pass 3» Pass 3V Pass ' V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* J Nobody can blame South for taking this finesse, and nobody ran be surprised at his chagrin when the finesse lost. East returned the six of spades to dummy 1 ! ace, and declarer finessed the queen of hearts. This finesse lost to West's king, but th's time South knew In advance that the finesse would Iocs. He knew that west had made a vulnerable overcall on a jack-hijh suit: so It was clear that West needed all the m'..«,- iuj high cards to Justify ins bid. The result was exactly what South expected. He lost a second trump triefr to East, and also lost a trick to the ace of clubs. Down ™™. Now. there was a way to make the fame contract so there was no need' for South to grit his teeth and take a finesse that was bound to lose Tne right play Is to take the nc-> of trumps at the third trick, after the first two spade tricks have been Played. Then South leads a low trump from his hand in the hooe that West will have to nlay the king whether he likes it or" not ' Actually. West would have lo olay the king of hearts. Th.u would leave boulh 111 position to draw Eas>'s remaining trump with the queen of hearts. South would lose onlv one trump trick, and would therefore make his contract. I 15 Years Again Blytheville — Mrs. L. s. Briscoe left today for a visit In Birmingham, Ala., befcjA going to points in the Rio GranoT valley of Texas, where she will spend the winter. W. H. stovall Is on crutches as the result of a recent vacation and he declares he will do no more chores. While helping at the barn of his parents' home near Winchester. Tenn., he broke a bone in his left ankle. The accident occurred Friday night while he was vis- , iting his parents as he was enroute home from Louisville, Ky. Mr. and Mrs. Tom w. Jackson left today for points o f Indiana and II- ™°j_ s - *~hcrc they will spend a Dutch Edifice HORIZONTAL LDepkted ^cathedra) in 13 Army officer 14 Senseless Person 15 Soak flax ISTilan IS Musical direction 3 Explosive •1 Pronoun 5 Therefore 6 Precipitation 7 Braid 8 Poses 9 Hypothetical force 10 Serbian capital 11 It is of --architecture 20 SUue 22 Salutation (coll.) 23 Otherwise 25 Filament 27 Suture 23 Curves g 29 Anent ^ 30 Transpose (ab.) 3! Atop 32 Call (Scot.) 33 Hire 35 Sacred song 38 Prod 39 Brother ot Jacob (Bib.) 40 Exist 41 Harms 47 Railroad (ab.) 48 Finish 50 Container 51 Three-toed sloths 52 Hangman's knot 54 Sign 58 Sugared 57 Helps VERTICAL 1 Assents 2 Sewine tool 20 Fastened 21 Covers with straw 24 Malayan garment 26 Attires 33 It contains famous paintings by 3-1 Before this 36 Member of Catholic order 37 Cares for 42 Encourage •13 Parent •H Bewildered 45 Traps 46 Finales i 49 Female rabbit 51 Measure o£ 1 area (pi.) I 53 Compass point 55 Diphthong

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