TWELYB BLYTHEVUXE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, APRIL K, Ifl HAL •OYLE'S COLUMN Does the Flaming Spirit Of 1776. Hold Us Yanks Together? No, It's The — NCW YORK W—What keeps u* Americans together? Borne say H Is the uiUty of our ancestors — the flaming spirit of me. I say that nothing has brought UK together more often — nothing have we shared so many times — as the blue plate luncheon. If there Js anything that has knit America together, Joined one eltt- •en to another. It Is the blue plate lunckcoa, Th« hardier American seckn out the blm* plate luncheon. If ho doesn't see it r he ask* /or W. H It iMi't tfriere today b* goes to nn- otHer place tomorrow. Me? I'm different. I don't look for a blue plato luncheon. It looks for me. I'll lay you flvc-to-one you can lay a blue plate luncheon anywhere between Brooklyn and Buffalo and anytime between 10:00 a. r«., and 3:45 p. m. —- and it will find me out. Somehow, somewhere, I will end up sitting before it nnd wishing I had the courage of a St. Louis friend of mine who once publicly crlttciied hte breakfast by bending down and placing his eyeballs a&aii>£t two underdone soft-fried eggs and breaking into tears, i Don't Want To be a Snob I don't want to be a snob about Ihc blue plate luncheon. Please don't get tho idea I think I'm too good for H. It Is just too much for me. I no longer can eat It all. I take It to ttoe hotel I am staying nt and use It instead of soap for a shower I rub it on my head as a shampoo I sttX have enough left to throw at bark-ing dogs. And, boll eve me tlris is all done after I have eaten all of k I cnn. SometlmeK I even am left with a residua I put In an envelope and mail away to friends. (By the ime they mall It bnck, I have gone o another town.) This blue plate lunctuon -r the All-America culinary night irwite — ms ambushed me In Florida. It ms bushwhacked me In California. It has crept up on my table in Oklahoma, You can't hide from it n Iowa. It wiH follow you around any restaurant in South Dakota. In Alabama it will bounce in your ap. Kansas has never been able to outlaw It. In Pennsylvania it is even sometimes mistaken for food. Occasionally, I have tried to an- alyse the blue plate luncheon, but ;hat Is a problem beyond the grasp of one who only knows high school chemistry. Trice of Gulden Protein So far as I have beer. Able to find ottt U te r* piece of sodden liroleln, engulfed In gravy from which two mounds rise, one bear- Ing H distant couslnshlp to potato, the other having a vague resemblance to another vegetable, living or dead. But the entire sodden mas.s is a candidate for psychoanalysis — not enjoyment. May bo that holds the answer. For years 1 have been a fugitive from the blue piste luncheon. suspect that perhaps 100 million other Americans — at least — are In the same predicament. Some day I am going to buy a blue plate luncheon, rush it to the nearest ix^ychialrist and lie itown with it on 'his couch — and ask him wlmt It ts nil 1 about. Wouldn't you, too, like to solve the mystery of the n ver aye bHie plate luncheon? It certainly re quires a medical solution. Is 1 psychosomatic? 30 American Seamen Die in Gun Turret Explosion Hear Korea By OLEN CLEMENTS TOKYO hirty American een- wien were killed in an explosion In a gpm turret on the cruiser St. Pawl otf Korea Monday. The Navy.] anKowicffu? that today, called It the wont naval disaster ot the Korean War. Th« Navy *flW a "gun powder tire ot undetermined origin" set off the mploeion In MI 3 Inch forward tt»r«t. A board is Investlgnting. The St, Paul is commRRdcd by G&pi. Roy A. Gft*o of Falls Church, Ya, She is the flagship of Rear Acha. Earl £. Stone, commander of Cruiser Division One. The Bt. Paid WHS firing on Com- niuntet poertlo;*; on tlie Korean cast coast. K continued firing after ttw bteGt and still is in Korean Witters. ComtrMini&t shore guns were not ftffftg at fee American warahlp. The blast roc Ic ed the he R vy bea*y cntfcer. The 30 victims were kilted fee Navy sak) P mostly by due to burning gtiscs. were no injuries. AM victims W*Fe in the turret. The worst previous navnl disastor of Ifcis war wns June 21 when the U.S. tosiroyer Wnlke hit o mine off WOBMMI. Twenty-six were killed »TKl 40 WOlHKted. The St. Paul was firing 0*1 n Bed rear stronghold tvt Kojo, about midway between the battle line and the besieged Red port of Wonsnn. She hud fired &6 rounds from her eight Inch guns and 47 rounds From nor five inch batteries when the explosion occurred r\L 3:55 p.m. Monday (1:56 a.m. EST). The Navy satd the St. Paul had opened up her guns on Kojo after bombarding Red front lines for 2-4 hours with the destroyer Brinklcy. Osceola Seaman Aboard Seaman Harlan Cox, Jr., son of the Courier News' Oeccoln corres- ponden t Bet tyc N T eU e S t a rr, h as been abofrd the St, Paul and is believed to have been aboard when the explosion 'took place. He is 18 years old and has coni- pl^tsd one year service in the N T nvy. He has been overseas for some time nnd Is due to be returned to the United Slltes cm ly this .summer. No men from Arkansas were list ed among the dead. News oi Men In the Service ENDS TRAINING — Sfit. Billy J. Stout (above), son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert J. Stout of IU. 1, Ulytheville, has graduated from the 16th Corps Leaders' School at Cnmp MnUsushtmn, Japan. Sgt. Stout, recalled by the Army In June, JD50, Js attached to a signal battalion company and served seven months In Korea. (U. S. Army Photo) Pvt. James R, Hall, Jr:, ot ttt Manila, 1ms been awarded tin Combat Infantryman Badge. He i: serving with the JCOth Infantry Regiment's Company D, which ha been serving on the central Koreai front. David K. Oocstch. 917 South Lll ly, has been promoted to sergean in Korea, where he is serving chief of the ammunition section o Buttery C, 60th Field Artillery Bat t ft lion, Two south Mississippi Count Men have left the Korean front, fo rotation to the United States. The aro Sgt. Jnmes A. Chancy, husban of Mrs. Dorothy Chnney of Osce oln, and Sgt. Billy n. Medley, so of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Medley, R 1, Jollier. Dynamite Cop Blows OH Boys Hand PARSONS, W. Va. WV-Heven- cav-old Bobby Pox found a shiny ynamlte cap In a neighbor's yard ast Sunday. Bobby didn't know what It was, lit h« discovered It gave out & rctty good whistle when he blew ver the open end. Proud ot his find, th« youngster, on ot Mrs. Sampson Jordan of earby Hambleton, played with the ap continuously, letting It out of iLs -sight only one day when he llowcd his 6-year-old alsler to play with It. Yesterday Bobby took the cap in- o his fourth grade classroom at : !nmbleton Consolidated School. Holding It under his desk so the cneher wouldn't see it, Bobby xinched at the end of the cap with nail. It went off. The blast tore off Bobbys, right arm at the wrist and caused eer- ous abrasions around His stomach !t shattered the desk and badly rltshtened his fourth grade classmates. No "Orficl.il" Mist Because of the different usages of word "mist" (in the officla: Jritlsh meaning, a light fog, and in -he U. S. vernacular, a synonym 'or drizzle), the weather services oi :he United States have not used the term In official observations and report* since 1939. Vint etrit aMtncr to to tu*ntt M n»»HM. UK Comet ciatou at M* nMn ptt hour, powered by to* it H*vi!)*ad Chart Jet ratine*. Purcloitd rinec W*rU War fl. the M-mter tms a winespaa •( US feet, fa tt feet !••«. fcwta ftitmi vrimttmi, baHt-ia limlrcMM, » H»»M> »Uffri>«J c»Ue;. Adults Must Think More AboutAiding Youth, Luxora Pastor Tells Rotariqns "Make every tiny and every week a time for boys and girls," the Rev. L. H. Robinson, pastor of Luxora's Methodist Church, told mem- bers or Blytlieville'« Rotary Club yesterday. The Rev. Mr. Robinson hit at those who would shelter or Ignore the youth. "We must face up to the facts and problems of our young people," he satd. "We must lift this problem above the lines of prejudice and realize we're living in an age when youtl i.s t'oing to be served . . . even if the adults don't provide the activi- Babies Safer "£• ^fow, Arixonal States '• DENVER VP)—An Aiizona doclcrf" says having a baby is eight tune* less dangerous (or an American woman than It was only 20 yean ago. Dr. Preston T. Brown of Phoenix said in an interview that "A sensational development In the progress of American medicine" is responsible. He said the national average Is now less than one maternal death for each 1,000 live births. Up to 1930, the average was eight deaths of women during pregnancy or child birth for each 1,000 babie« born. ties. 'And I can teli you that many of the young people are going to places and are seeking, and finding, entertainment which is anything but wholesome, "So let's not forget our young people. f>fake a place for them in your home. Think about them, and less about yourselves," he concluded. Tiie Rev. Mr. Robinson was introduced by Rotarian R. W. Nichols. Guests at the meeting Included William Klias. Osceola; E. E. 1 Robbins. Morrell, Nebr.; James McDaniel, Joncsboro; Judge Francis Cherry. Joncsboro; Jesse Taylor and C. V. Scabaugh. thevllle, currently Is serving In Korea with the 116th Engineer Combat Battalion as a demolition man. Daniel H. Caldwell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Chester Caldwell of BIv- thcvllle, has been promoted'to airman first class. He Is stationed at the 2581th Air Force Reserve Train- Ing Center, Birmingham. Ala. Pvt. Charles O. Little, son of J C. Little of IU. 1, Steele, Mo., has completed basic training at the Chemical Replacement Training Center at Fort McClellan, Ala. Two Mississippi Countians are undergoing recruit training at the Naval Training Center. San Diego, Calif. They are Noble W. Shelton, son oi Mr. and Mrs. W. E. Shelton of Blythevllle, and Ij;o R. Tomlln. son of Mr. and Mrs. G. Woodrow Pfc. Wllllnm Bell of Rt. 3, Bly- Tomltn of Burdette. To Attend Rubber Meet KUALA LUMPUR. Malaya yp) — Malrtya will send five representatives to the Rubber Study Group Conference in Ottawa, in May. They will be advisors to the British Colonial and Dependent. Territories Delegation. Once again...famous opens a new season in superb style BOTIlf D IN BOND YELLOWSTONE INC, LOUISYIllE, KY. FLORSHEIM SHOES for Spring It's a gr.iml showing of Florshcim Shoes tliis Spring s » s wirt> i»cw leathers, ks4«, colors and patterns, handsomely styled in trxjiti<m»j Tkxi*»i« qvtlitj. Am), today, j* Voww Florsbntn pricec, this SIMM tupmoc qualMy it ••uUuhing * fccv MMnW) ai 6oe ahoc T»W. TUBES BRAND GOOD TiHES •«• Installed DOWN! 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