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PAGE SIX BLYTHEV1LLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher , BARRY A. KAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co, Ne* York, Chicago, Detroit, AUanU, Memphis. Entered u second class matter at the posl- etilct at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act at Con- (rt£3, October 9, 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any •urjurbsn town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 60 miles, »5.00 per ye«r. $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mall outside SO mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Then will the Lord be jealous for his land, and pity Ms people.—Joel 2:18. * » » The great basis of the Christian faith is compassion; do not dismiss that from your hearts, neither will your Master.—Parker. Barbs A Delaware, Ohio, man led {9000 for the feed- Ing of four pet cockatoos. Relatives will likely say, "That's for the birds!" * * * One of the worst things about the cornlnj. summer dng days will be the cat nights. * * • It's the woman who Is learning to drive who doesn't know where she is going, but Is on her way. » • • • If there are going to be any campaign songs, how about a refrain from handshaking? / ... . Work never hurts a man, says a Judge. Not unless he keeps away from it. 'Go' Light Takes Pressure Off Traffic Problem Here The "green arrow" signal recently added to tlie traffic light at the intersection of Sixth Street and Chickasawba Avenue has lessened the pressure of traffic at that corner. Its installation marks a small hut forward step in the solution of this city's traffic problems. Properly utilized by motorists, this "go" fight can be of continuing benefit. , • There are only two things to remember: i 1. Eastbound traffic must yield 7 tha right-of-way to cars turning east off Sixth Street (Highway 61). 2. No left turns are permissable on the "green arrow." This light is not supposed to be R cure-all for traffic congestion at this intersection. It doesn't call for any lessening of alertness on the part of drivers. If anything, it calls for a little more common sense and courtesy. We don't think this is asking too much of anyone. It's a small price for the speeding up of traffic at this point. You Can't Predict'Weather' From Red Peace Zephyrs Breezes which seem io bear a hope of peace are blowing in-from the East these (lays. But spring and Joe Stalin being the unpredictable institutions they are, it's hard at this time to tell a peace breeze from another April wind The latest zephyr from .Moscow boars tidings that the retiring Indian ambassador there says Stalin believes there's no major world problem which can't lie solved by negotiation. The diplomat. Sir Sarvapalli Rart- hakrishmin, who based his statements on a farewell interview wilh Stalin, said the Russian leader thought "every effort" should be made to get leaders of major nations together to talk things over. Later, in London, Prime Minister Churchill said he would be willing to sit down and talk peace with Stalin "if the circumstances and the situation were favorable." That qualification, of course, could mean almost anything, but at least Churchill didn't take a negative attitude. What gives the Indian ambassador's statement some point, is that it follows shortly after Stalin, unexpectedly as a spring squall, chose to answer a series of questions sent to him by a group of American newspaper editors. True, he didn't say much. Rather, it was what he didn't say that gave some reason for optimism. He indicated his belief that another world war wan growing no closer. He said nothing par- TUESDAY, APRIL 23, 19S1 ticularJy ominous. These things in themselves signify little. The world has tried too long to read hope into the breezes from off the Russian plains. But hope springs eternal, and what season is more eternally fraught with hope than spring? Which brings us lo another point for optimism. Observers in Korea report a persistent, if almost indefinable, feeling that an armistice there is not far off, despite the continued deadlock in formal negotiations. Reporters on the scene say there are indications the Communists appear ready lo make possible compromises. This cautious optimism was based partly on radio broadcasts from China that the Reds will grant immunity to all prisoners returned by the Allies. But any political weatherman specializing in the Communist climate is well aware of the phenomenon of bewildering Red winds blowing from all qunrler.s at the same time, sometimes signifying little, sometimes meaning much. And it would be a foolish forecaster, indeed, who, in this tricky month of April, would say .what the present winds portend. They could mean that the "spring" of peace is really here, or they could mean only that the worst of the "winter" of war is over. At worst, they could mean that we'll have another heavy snow before "summer" really comes. Views of Others American Reichstag One would have to comb Anicricnn history to find an occasion when n President addressed Cojigress In a more contemptuous and belittling manner than that which marked Prrfidcnt Truman's message on his seizure of the steel plants. What the President said bolls do\vn to about tills:' I have done this thing and don't consider It necessary to cite any specldc authority, i dare you to oppose. IS you want to cooperate, i will not object, but whether or not you do is immaterial. Consider the background for the President's actions and the insult is sharpened. Time and again Congress has refused to heed pleas the President be given such seizure powers. On the very day of the seizure the Congress had confirmed this attitude in renewing for a short period the President's war powers. For at least 10 days before a steel strike was ordered, the threat of it was clear. The President had ample lime to consult Congress but did not do so. The law of the land In Ihe shape of the Taft- Hartley Act sets up a procedure for dealing with strike threats in vital industry. The President chose not to use the law. .. . And what does Congress intend to do? Wliat It has done so far is like a dog yapping at the moon—only Congress yaps more feebly, what does it intend to do? No one kr,uiia. Jt u like a group of men unaware it can and should do anythi.'g. Not since Adolf Hitler reduced the German Reichstag to » group of faceless stooges has there been a similar exhibition of a supine and pusillanimous Je-gislature. In (his Congress Is Senator Taft. who wants to be President and ha.; gone about the country say- In?—and quite truthfully, we think—the present Administration is rushing the country toward Socialism arid dictatorship. And what does Senator Taft intend lo no? He Is Republican lender of the Senate. If from that position he cannot effectively resist usurpation, what reason Is there to believe he would be effective as President? And where Is Senator Kefauver. who also wants to be President? Does he imagine chasing Ksmblers and pimps is more Important than combating the doctrine government by executive whim has become the fate of the United Slates? And there Is Senator Russell of Georgia, who wants to be President to preserve states rights. If this action of Mr. Truman's stands unchallenged, what rights does he think there will be left to Ihe slates or to the individual? H this order of President Trurnan stands. If the implied and Inherent jxnvers of Ihe President and commanrier-ir.-ch!ef arc as broad as Mr. Truman says. If he can lake over the steel industry, set its wages, dispose of its property, disburse its funds, he cnn do the same thing with any industry or individual whose, policies can be civcn the color of importance to national defense. If the ccmmanrier-in-chicf can over-ride the legislature, it will be only a question of time un- t'l he can order "his" troops to go into the halls of Congre.^ and purge the membership ol the House and Sfnaio. Tills usutpation will not slop with the set/tire of steel If the President has the powers he says, the da.v will romc when it will be inimical to national delcnr-e for Conpre^s even to yap. Senator Russell. Scnatnr Taft. Senator Kefauver: Do 50:: cxprct anyone to believe 3'oil ran be a good Pre-irient unices vnu prove you can be a £Ood senator? —Wall Street Journal SO THEY SAY A Game We Con All Play At HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Ex- luslvely Yours: Joan Fontaine is eading Jor Europe soon to star in The Loves of Boccaclo." but she ows her public won't be reading he kind of overteas headlines bout the loves of Joan as when he dated Aly Kahn last year. "Thai gay-girl copy!" she (old ne. "None of It was true. You jo to a party that Elsi Maxwell gives with an assigned escort and all of sudden It's international news. ou're a madcap and you're guilty f terrible misbehavior. When I saw hat was printed after three dales with Aly Kahn, I shut myself up ~nd refused to go out any more!" • * * Wow! An ex-movie child Btar Is iving the barbecue treatment ;o ager-beaver mamas who dream of •novle stardom for their kids. Maria (Mae) Jones, making a film omeback In "Chicago Calling." let wife Rita Hay worth "plays the"sam« he words fly with a sting: I role in a Hollywood movie Mavbe "Parents with movie ambitions he's trying to make her wish she or their children should forget It. 1 "" 1 *•'- •--- ' •• Most of the kids I worked with as child have grown up to be frua- rated, frenetic has-beens." Virginia Grey Is sllll amaicd. An east coast TV critic said, af- Ur seeing her on his home screen. "I prenicl that Hollywood will sign this beautiful actress without delay and MESS TV for har- lnj[ discoverer! her." ' Virginia's been in films since Lassie was A pup. » • * Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis' TV n-rlters. Ed Simmons and Norman -far, have come up with a gag 1 „ irizefjght screen play for them. I Russell Peter ft/son's Washington Column — With Florida Primary Coming Up, Sen. Russell May Go Campaignin* WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Now you take Sen, Richard B. Russell of eorgia. There's a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination who's taking i't easy and refusing to get hot nnd bothered about a single doggone Lssue. Let Kefanver and Kerr or any of the others go g a 1 I i vantin' around the country as much as they please, kiss- in' babies anrt pattin* blondes, shakin' hands till they wear off i'ptcr Edson their warts and develop callouses, By some perverse sense of responsibility. Senator Russell sticks x> his Job in Washington, chairman in his Armed Services and Agricul- MJre Appropriations committees and never makln' a single speech. But along towards the end of Apirl. Senator Russell has reason lo believe that nil this Senate business might let up a mite. And then for a few weeks he might do a smidgin of campaigntn'. There's a dinner bein' given In his honor in Atlanta Friday. Not a big banquet, you understand, just a quiet little gatherln 1 of a few old friends. Politics may be discussed some, of course. But no big speechi- fyin' with a lot of television and radio broadnastln' far and wide, • • * OVER THE weekend, Senator Rusell would like to go home to Winder, Ga M northeast of Atlanta, to see his 84-year-old mother. Then and only then will he consider do- In' a little campaigning In Florida. Senator Russell is entered in a. kind of beauty contest with Sen. Estes Kefauvcr of Ten- nessee on May 5. Where will Senator (lenivr vjn, uiai, 5 oem ieu entirely tp to his Florida campaign manag- r, Dr. Eugene 5. Peek, Sr,. of JcaTa. Fla. Wh^rnvpr Dr noni- iiiib. 11 5 Hii very casuai-nke. This is the first time Florida has id this early preference primary. The names of the candidates themselves appear on the ballot for local, state and national office. Anybody can run on this ballot. In addition to Russell and Kefauver, a couple of other local characters are running for President, but . they'll be eliminated. That's why this May 6 primary is Important as the first test cf strength between the gentlemen from Georgia and Tennessee. * « * THREE WEEKS later, on May 37,, will come Florida's second primary. \ tn this election, the names of only the-two candidates receiving the most voles for state, nnd IOCB! offices \\-\\\ appear. The names of Russell and Kcfau- vcr will disappear, hoxvcvcr, nnd in their places will be the names of their pledged deSep-ates to be elected for the Dmocratic Convention In Chicago. There are 59 delegates entered for Russell, but only 24 for Kefauvcr. Only 24 arc to be chosen. That gives Kefauver a decided advantage. Florida election law experts say the only reason these convention delegates' name.s do not appear on the first primary. May 6. is that they would make the ballot five or six feel long nnd Impossible to handle. To avoid this, they were shifted lo the second primary ballot. THE GREAT confusion this causes Is that Russell might win the beauty contest in the first primary and a few, some or all of his pledged delegates might be defeated in the second primary. Whether Senator Russell \vill go into Florida for more campaigning before the second primary hasn' been decided. In fact, nothing else about the Russell campaign has been decided. He is entered in onl this one primary. To all ontwarc appearances the outcome of th whole prc-Chicago campaign is to be decided in Florida, as far as tin Russell candidacy is concerned. The genial Georgia senator doesn't have to do another lick of work of course, to capture the solu Smith's 316 votes—Texas to Vir ginla. This coulrt well be the larg. est first-ballot strength at Chicago Whether It can grow to 616 and victory is something else again. » • • AT RUSSKLL'S Washington headquarters in a small secom floor Mayflower Hotel apartment everything seems serene. Aaron L Ford, former Mississippi congress man, is in charge. Halt n doze: southern belles ore practically sit ting on each others' laps, writin letters lickety split, Another good-Iookin 1 gal stts a a desk with half a dozen phones i front of her. But in the first day of the telephone strikes they wer ominously silent. An elderly lady— and a few boys In coonskin caps— came in for buttons. Still Mr. Ford Is optimistic only a political campaign manage can he. Hopes to have an organiza tion in every state. Hopes the sen ator can get out more, Hopes fo delegates in many if not. all state Outside the South, he now ha one nailed down, in Nebraska. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Is heading for New York for * comeback try via television . . . Judy Holllday Is going back to where she sUrled-she's whipping up a night-club singing act again. * • * Vic Mature and his Dorothy had another of their public squabblei at the Beverly Tropics, with Esther Williams, Den Oage and Morton Could trying to quiet them. Mature walked out in a huff. * * * Gordon MacRae's blistering it. nunclallon of a movletown !«s«r who snapped him unawares at a night spot has zoomed )•' name right up to the top of the f: h bulb fraternity's "Icnore-hlm" list. Td like to hear Gordon's tld« o» the story. • • * Orson Welles Is making plans to film 'Salome" In Europe while ex- had him for her director. • • * Marlon Brando's constant flame around Paris these days Is blonde volatile Zena Rccbevsky, who called herself Princess D'Harconrt fn Hollywood last year. She has a bit part as one of the beauties from Maxim's In "The Merry Widow." Jeanmarle, the Trench ballerina In "Hans Christian Andersen" asked nireclor Charles Vidor the other day what "leje majesty" meant in English. VirJor (old he'r: ^. Saying -fia' to Samuel Gold- V" Title: "Behind The Lent her Cur- 'ain." ... it hasn't been told, but here's no contract between Danny Thomas and NBC-TV, it's a hand- hake deal ... it will come as a iirpriso to tongue-waggers who lave been predicting another rift, ml Mark Stevens and wife Annelle *ly to London in two weeks. She'll •emain with him throughout film- ng of his new British movie. Alice White, the silent movie cutie, South could make sure of his small slam without abandoning lis play for an extra trick. But if West opened the deuce of hearts, is was the case at a few tables, South had a problem on his hands. At rubber bridge there would be no problem, of course. South would play the four of hearts from (he dummy at the first trick, (Shame on you if you weren't planning to make that play.) East would win the first trick, of course, but no matter what East returned South could win in his own hand, draw three trumps, cash the top clubs and ruff a club, enter dummy with a diamond to ruff another club, and enter dummy again with the ace of hearts to get a discard on dummy's last club. Since the hand was actually being played in a, .natch-point tournament, life was not so simple for South. If he made the safe play at the first trick, he could be sure of the small slam but would have no chance at all for the extra trick. In a tournament, the extra trick is often just as important as the cotract itself. So at most of these tables South hopefully finessed the q u e e n of hearts at the first trick. This play, gave them the best chance for the extra trick, but it turned out disastrously. East won wilh the king of hearts and returned the suit, knocking out dummy's ace. Now South could draw trumps, cash the top clubs and ruff a club, but then his hope for the slam faded away. There was only the entry left in dummy (the king of diamonds), and South needed two entries there to set up t h o last club and then get back to cash It. The early removal of the ace ol hearts had proven fatal. It's difficult to believe, but Jane ussell wears a sweater on the. screen for ttia first time In "Macao. • • * Someone—me—finally got around lo asking Marie Wilson what sha thought of TV's Dagmar. "I never saw anyone act so dumb." she said. "She must be a genius. 11 • • • Olorla Swanson's pals, defending her against "phoney" romance rumors with Brandon Brent, are say- iner it was Brenf who annoum-ed Hie maybc-marriase. and what else could Gloria <i o under the circumstances hut go alnng with the jag? Hes her business manager. Basil Rathbone's telling ft himself. Tile Mrs. Patrick fered to Basil stuck together." Later, when he on late British actress, Campbell, once re"two profiles asked her why she sairl, that, she retorted: "I take A it back. You look like a folded ft umbrella taking an elocution les- ' Hollywood mother to her starlet daughter: "But you cant' marry him. dear. He's a nobody. Why, he's even listed In the telephone book." More than 200 new virus diseases of crops have been discovered hi the last 40 years. the Doctor Says— By KDWIX P. JORHAN, M. D. Written (or NEA Service This has taught me A le^on. i'\\ never Jump through a window ncam.—Denver waitress Evelyn Marshall who s'.itfficd fnci.il bruise?, a tost tooth and slrmach ache after jumping from a five-story window. * * t There's harrily any role [ couldn't handle now. I'd jusl tliink of someway up there.—Actress Madge Meredith, on being released from prison. Shingles, or herpes wster, is a miserable affliction. It may attack those who are in good health us well n.> those who arc weak or ail- Ine. In elderly people, in particular, the painful symptoms may po on nnd on in spite of any treatment which can be pi von. The di&e<K>e is the result of an tit- t.ick by a virus on the nervous system. The first slpn of the disease is generally pain or a burning sensation on some nrca on one side of | the body. Tmclinp or other peculiar! sensations arc frequent. It is com-' mon around the chest, the hips, the! abdomen, nnd the face. H can even] affect the eyes. I After a feu - days of these sensations, blisters appear on the skin. Hut it is really not correct to speak ot herpes ns a skin discR^e, When ?evernl days have passed the blisters burst atid dry up. finally dis- npprarin? altogether. Herpes may come with or Immediately after acute infections like pneumonia or meningitis: It can come in epidemics or without any cause which can be identified. There srems to be some relation between herpes and chicken pox. Sm;il] epidemics of herpes have arisen at the same time as epidemics of ehickenpox. Occasionally a person will develop chlckenpox from contact with a pMient with shinRlcs. The opposite has also been reported. A sreat many different kind? of treatment have been used for shin- cles. Soothinc lotions or other preparations help a little. X-rays have been used with success—at least in ton-.e cases. Antibiotic* tiso in&y have some value. Herpes in elderly people is often a particularly serious thing because it hancs on so long. One cannot help but be distressed about this and hope that some better nnd quicker method of cure and relief will be discovered soon. 15 Years Ago In BlytheYtlle — Harness racing will be viewed here Sunday when the first of a series of races will be staged. Verne Yoimcblood. Eddie Mnhart, C. G. Smith and Jeff Rolnnd will probably appear as drivers. Dr. and Mrs. C. C, Stevens went to St. i.ouis to attend a meeting of the American College of Physi- ciFins, M.inaeer Herschell Bobo and 15 Blyihpvjlle Giants are due to arrive In town today. When a parent practices permls- s;venrw* to a point of Indulgence, which IP actually one of neplect symptom? of a severe nature iir a child) are bound to result.—Dr Milton J. p. Senn. director. Child Study Center, Yale U. This Osoir i movie award) doesn't prove I was the best actor of the year. The only honest wa\ would be to let everybody pla> Hamlet nnd let the best man win Of onursc, you'd set some funn,\ Haniln* that way.—Humphrey Bo- gfut, actor. • JACOBY OH BRIDGE This Hand Became A Real Headache (ly OSWALD JACOBY Written (or NEA Service When the Soulhern Regional tournament is held in Birmingham, (he first weekend in May. many of the players will be thinking of a much-discussed hand that \v a s played in that same tournament WEST *732 V 10862 » Q872 462 ' North 1 4 2N. T, 3N.T. 4V Pass NORTH (D) 2^ 465 V AQ4 #K63 4 A 108 7 5 EAST 484 »K J75 • J104 4QJ94 SOUTH 4 AKQJ109 V93 » A95 4K3 Both sides vul. East South 24 34 Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass 6* Wrst Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— Aunt Moltr Harmswerth ii dieting. Me HVK . with her dsujrhier » n d ?on-in-}aw, and £he grandchildren ny her diet dispodUon Is » bod wtft- * out b«r poto- toe« and 4fa* scrti all th> ether o.~ the lose a p««nd for every ounce Aunt Mollr taket off. Blonde Vocalist Answer to Previous HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1,6 TV vocalist 1 Store of goods last year. Some of the players will recall it with pleasure, but others put It in n class with the toothache and the income tax. Practically everybody who held the South cards got to six spades. 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