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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, July 28, 1954
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FAGI EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, JULY 28,1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TXt COURIER NEWi CO. H. W. HAINM, Publisher CARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor FADL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager •ok National Advertising Representative!: Wallace Witmer Co, New Tort, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Intend a* second class matter at the post- otfioe at Blytheville, Arkansas, under aci ol Coni, October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Prea* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier lo the city of Blytheville or any •ubirban town where carrier service is maintained, 26c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $».50 for six months, $1.36 for three months; by mall ontside 50 mile «one, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations thy favour with my whole heart: Be merciful 'unto me according- to thy word. — Psabnt U9:«. #J» *T* *^ . God's mercy is a holy mercy, which knows how to pardon sin, not to protect it; it is a «anct»ary for the penitent, not for the presumptuous. — Bishop Reynolds. Chinese Reds Wipe Out Friendly Memories of U. S. For the most of the 20th century, the people of China were good friends. But in a few short years the Chinese Communists have striven mightily to destroy that comradeship, and even wipe out the memory of it among China's populace. This sad fact was well remarked in an interesting recent dispatch by Peter Lisagor, Washington diplomatic correspondent for the Knight newspapers. He observed that the "American investment in good works in China in this century has been incalcuable." Yet the Reds have set about systematically splotching black OR this heretofore bright page. This they do of course with their celebrated propaganda and brain-washing tactics. It is not easy to rub out friendly memories, especially among the older Chinese folk. But the Reds practice their techniques viciously and relentlessly. In time, the fine understanding built up between Americans and Chinese will be a thing remembered only in America, and ironically, by some of the very Chinese leaders who are busy obliterating it. For many of these gained their training at a U. S. established university in Peiping. We can only be thankful that the moment of full and final forgetfulness has not yet come. Today, despite all the devices of the Communist besmirchers. we can be sure that millions of Chinese recall us fondly, and would likely say so if they could. The fact that 14,000 Red Chinese prisoners of the UN refused to return to China after the Korean war is important demonstration that recollections of free America and other free lands still are not wholly poisoned. Unhappily, there is no early hope that the Communist regime will fall. So the damage may be quite complete long before we can do anything toward renewing relations with the Chinese people on anything like the old footing. In the meantime, we must hope that the American information program is developing and maintaining ways of reminding the older Chinese and telling the younger folk how it used to be. Strategic and commercial considerations may have been elements in our gestures toward the Chinese, but that does not alter the good we did, nor mar the friendship that grew from our deeds. From the time of the first missionaries to China, we began giving not only spiritual but cultural and political help AS well to the development of a modern, free, educated China. So long as there is a future, we must not cease telling this story as best we c*n to th§ ordinary Chinese. For, «ven in the blackest days, parts of this tale of friendship may linger in nooks and crannies, to help some time in stirring a new birth among the Chinese people. Inviting Attack If s nice that heat waves are like permanent wave*—never permanent. * * * • A Colorado minister says there are too nvmy •ingle men. an old-maid friend of ours say* the ftatemeztt it correct. * * * Our luck, when eating in a diner, is to have the train stop by a freight car where nobody can see us. * * * A writer says men do all things better than women. We'll bet he never tried to kiss a man. * * * An undertaker who establishes near a bootlegger is as smart as a doctor who hangs his shingle near a railroad track. When Igor Gouzenko, the famous Russian code clerk, broke to the West and told his story to Canadian authorities, the latter went to great pains to protect him for all time against Soviet reprisals. The Australians do not appear to have profited by Canada's example. In a strikingly similar affair, they gained the benefit of a breakaway by Vladimir Petrov, former Soviet secret police agent, who has been telling them in detail how the Russian spy net operates in Australia. At first the Australians were careful to cloak Pterov's appearance and movements in secrecj*. But now that he is unfolding his story of espionage, the government has inexplicitly taken the wraps off. . He goes for walks lightly escorted, in• viting attack by a Soviet avenger. His face has been widely photographed, and it would now be impossible to give him a secret identity, as the Canadians did ' Guzenko. Crowds are allowed to gather around his car. Perhaps the Australians ought to reread how Leon Trotsky, famed Stalin enemy, died in Mexico. Presumably safe in an obscure spot, living a quiet life out of the public eye, he looked up one day in his study to face a supposed friend, who hacked him to death with an axe. The Russians never forget, but the Australians apparently do. Congress In Action Excerpts from House debate on a proposed farm surplus disposal bill amendment to use foreign currencies obtained from sales abroad to bring "cultural items" to the United States, Rep. James C. Davis (D-Ga.)—"What are some of the cultural items or services . . . the gentleman has in mind?" ---•Rep. James G. Pulton (R-Pa.)—"I would cite as one example music ... an outstanding violinist. . . . We should have such cultural additions brorght back for our public institutions, such as museums ..." Rep. H. R. Gross (R-Iowa)— "I doubt that we need to use these funds to import long-haired violinists to come in and give us a song and dance out in Iowa." Rep. John Bell Williams (D-Miss.)— "Has this been cleared through Mr. Petrillo?" Rep. John Dowdy (D-Tex)— "I did not think any of our museums or zoos had any long-haired musicians in them." Rep. Gross—" I have not had the opportunity to visit any of them recently, but I know the gentleman from Texas joins me in opposing the use of funds to populate our museums or zoos with imported musicians."—Congressional Quarterly. A dispatch from Moscow calling attention to the increased consumption of ice cream in the Soviet captial is the kind of news we'd like to hear. Sales are way up from last year. The number of ice cream distributors has been increased. Wagons and stands now dispense the stuff in the parks and along the streets. But not till we hear that the Russians have taken to other capitalistic eating treats—to hot dogs and hamburgers, to pop and bubble gum— not till then will we really be convinced that there is hope for them.—New Orleans States. Savings Buy Tools Time was when a man could, and did, buy his own tools. But. what locomotive engineer these days could buy his own locomotive, what punch press operator his own press? The average job in industry today requires a $12,000 investment to buy the tools and machines and supplies and all other things a working man. needs. Not many people can afford to invest that kind of money alone. But together they can, and do. Today there are almost 9,000,000 Americans who have saved their money and bought shares of stock in companies—shares of the machines, toils and supplies needed for today's high production and living standards.—Kittanning (Pa.) Leader- Times. Teh, Teh, the Things One Must Do for a Pal Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Col urn Plan for Highway Improvement WASHINGTON —(NEA)— President Eisenhower's proposal for a S50-billion, five-year, federal-state highway program wasn't just something pulled out of a hat to, impress the governors' conference. The estimate has been some in preparation as a secret White House project, with the help of Francis V. du Pont, commissioner of the Bureau of Public Roads in Department of Commerce. It so happens that the nine regional directors of BPR are now in Washington to work out the details of a long-range road-building program, as required by the McGregor highway bill recently passed by Congress. The -planning will be done under the direction of A. D. St. Clair, chief of BPR research. State highway departments will, of course, have all their plans incorporated. The completed report for carrying out the President's proposal must be submitted to Congress before Jan. 30, 1955. Traffic surveys, under continuous study since about 1935, have already been completed. Highway engineers know where congestion is heaviest and where the most express routes would have to be laid out to free the bottlenecks and reduce accidents. The area between Washington and Boston, of course, has the worst jam in the country. * * * WHAT HAS TO BE done is allocate what the engineers call "sufficiency ratings" to all projects, to determine which highways should be built first. Most stat have such priority listings now. Just how many miles of highway- can be built for S50 billion depends on many variables. What part of the costs will be met. by federal funds and what by state and local governments? What part will go to rural roads, and what to national defense needs, to speed city evacuation in case of bombing attack? What mileage will be in self-liquidating toll roads? Will the federal government's share be financed by special new taxes? Or will Congress approve this S5 billion annual expenditure by deficit financing? The size of the President's program may be judged by comparison with present federal highway expenditures. This year's appropriation is S575 million — only 10 per cent of the S5 billion proposed. For the two fiscal years 1956-7, the total federal appropriation under the McGregor bill will be S875 million. * * * IF FEDERAL FUNDS are matched . by state appropriations on a 50-50 basis, which is the present average east of the Mississippi, total expenditures will be doubled. But the less populous western states with large public laads areas get from 60 to 80 per cent of their road-building money from the federal government. Highway construction costs now vary from $15,000 and 550,000 a mile for secondary roads to So million a mile for express highways in urban areas. Toll roads cost from half a million to a million dollars a mile. But the New! Jersey turnpike cost from one to two million dollars a mile. How much of a public works program the Eisenhower road plan would become, to stimulate employment, is open to question. Present estimates are that at the road-building site, about 27 per cent of the construction costs go to labor, the rest to materials. A $5 - billion - annual - road - build - ing program would therefore be a big shot in the arm to a sagging r economy. But the last word from the White House, its economic and fiscal experts, has been that no such stimulants were necessary. THE IDEA FOR A gigantic road- building program isn't exactly new, however. It has been kicked around Washington for 15 years. In 1939 there was a study of toll roads. In 1941 there was a defense highway plan of $150 million a year. In 1944 the inter-regional highway net was planned. In 1949 an Sll-billion program was recommended. In 1950 Sen. Joseph C. O'Mahoney CD., Wyo.), then chairman of the Congressional Economic Committee, had a staff study prepared on highway needs. It collected data from the states on their highway needs and came up with a $42 billion cost estimate—$23 billion for rural highways, the rest for town and city thoroughfares. It was estimated this would provide 10,000 man-years of employment. American Association of State Highway officials last year made a new survey of needed highway improvements for the federally aided highway system. It came up with an estimate of $429,000 miles of highway needing- improvement, at a total cost of $35 billion. The figure that has been mentioned around Bureau of Public Roads for the past ten years has been between $45 billion and $60 billion as the total cost for a modern U. S. highway system. Public Roads Commissioner du Pont told Ohio Congresseman J. Harry McGregor's Public Works Subcommittee earlier this year that the U. S. now had about three million miles of highways. Of this he said only 2600 miles were toll roads planned and in operation. HOLLYWOOD—(NEA)— Behind the Screens: Cary Grant may be Hollywood'! idea of a gay sophisticate, but he's making no secret of his desire to ernote as hero or knave in a big screen costume epic. "But count me out in the swashbuckling department," he grinned on the "To Catch a Thief" set. "I'm a hands-in-pocket actor. The costume will have to have a pocket." Grim postwar problems and TV's broad slapstick put Gary's subtle brand of drawing-room humor in jhe freezer but a single domestic comedy, "Room for One More," opened his eyes to a new family-type audience—"I've never had so much fan mail from any movie." The "Topper" films now on TV launched Cary as Hollywood's No. 1 amusing gay blade but he blushes when he looks at them now. "I wasn't myself then," he tells it. ''I was pretending to be a wonderful fellow—another Noel Coward. Acting standards change — and you change with them." good AS the, back lot at MGM." Van Heflin's on a soapbox about "The Raid," a modest-budget Civil War story in which he stars. He's predicting it will be the sleeper of the year. The yarn's true—about southerners capturing a town in Vermont. "It's one movie," he »rin», "In which the South wins." When Lou Costello meets his 16- year-old daughter, Carol, playing a -theater ticket-seller in "Abbott and Costello Meet the Keyston* Kops," you'll here this dialogue: Lou: "Gee, you're cute." Carol: "Oh, you're silly." ! Lou: "So's your old man.** A RUM-SOAKED John Barrymore's been blamed for his introduction of dialogue chalked on offstage blackboards during filming of his last movies. But there's a new version today from a gent who was at the Great Profile's side during plans for a revival of "Hamlet" — a revival that was canceled when his wife, Elaine Barrie, talked him into touring with her instead in a comedy, "My Dear." He died shortly, thereafter. Robert Breen, director and co- producer of the touring "Porgy and Bess" company, was Barrymore's choice to direct his "Hamlet" revival and he lived with the star in Hollywood for four months. Remembers Breen: "He knew every line of 'Hamlet' and, when l' interested him in Cyrano he studied the play for a couple of days and then went around reciting long passages from it. I asked one day why he couldn't remember movie dialogue and he replied: " 1 refuse to memorize that stuff. Why should I clutter up my mind with all those silly lines Hollywood gives me?' " Alan Young getting into the argument: "Should comedy telefilm* have live audiences?" "A comedy sketch can only come alive if the performer feels the studio audience is right there with him, laughing him on. It may be true that the- important viewers are millions of people in their living rooms, but I think most comedians will agree that a warm audience response during the show makes for a better program." A movie scribe mulling an offer to write the life story of p«it> sized Mickey Rooney can't shake this title out of his mind: "Ladder to Three Wives." Overheard: "He has an impediment in his speech. Every time he opens his mouth—his wife interrupts." Robert Clarke, on location in San Salvador for "The Black Pirates," writes: "The native quarters here are so authentic they look almost as the Doctor Says— Written for N'EA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. SO THEY SAY He (Author Leo Tolstoy) never reread "War and Peace," and when he heard us reading it aloud ane day, he didn't even recognize it.—Daughter Alexandra Tolstoy. * * ¥ I will not be a party to any treaty (in Indochina) that makes anybody a slave; now that is all there is to it,—Presdient Eisenhower. •^k *^» ^» The American people want no appeasement of Communists. The American people will refuse to support the United Nations if Red China becomes a member.—Senate Minority Leader Yyn- flon Johnaon. New methods of treating ulcer of the stomach or peptic ulcer are reported at rather frequent intervals. Many of these represent real improvment in the methods available for treatment, but it seems safe to say that there is no one method which is the answer to the treatment of all ulcer problems. Some of the most widely heralded new treatments have, in fact, sunk, by the wayside. One of the reasons for this common experience is that ulcers of the stomach frequently improve _ temporarily on rest alone, regard- 1 also affected favorably or unfavor- 1 ably by changes in diet, increasing or lessening of emotional strain — and perhaps many other things. In saying this, however, I do not wish to minimize the importance of good management for, stomach ulcers because this is of the greatest importance. Most of the treatments for ulcers are aimed either at the stomach itself or the nervous cause. The acid which is normally present in the stomach tends to increase in the presence of ulcer, and this acid is irritating, thus preventing healing of the ulcer. Many of the treatments used, therefore, are designed to eliminate 1 or lessen this irritating quality of the acid in the stomach, permitting the ulcer a greater chance to heal itself. One of the most common treat- jnents consists of frequent feeding of alkalis (such as soda) which combat the acid, and milk ana cream and other small meals, which also decreases the free acid. Some gelatin - like substances called mucins have a similar effect, Mucins are supposed to coat the area of the ulcer and protect it from the irritating acid stomach juices. But these are only a few of the many treatments which have been tried for ulcer. Special drugs, the injection of foreign proteins, the administration of amino acids which are the building blocks of proteins, and many other methods are commonly used. Ulcers tend to come back and the symptoms get worse whenever mental or emotional strain. For this reason some people think that the eventual solution of the ulcer problem will be some method of treating the nervous system xather than the ulcer itself. Cutting the nerve—the vagus— which runs to the stomach, is one way of attacking this problem. This method is now in common use when the circumstances are considered favorable. Other surgical methods also have an important place in treatment. Whatever the treatment employed, best results are usually obtained when the patient starts it by going to bed and staying there for about three weeks. In this way the strain of modern living and contact with other people is largely removed, at least temporarily. and South won with the ace. South now needed to guess the diamond situation, since otherwise he would lose one trick in each suit. The average player would, of course, try the diamond finesse and lose to the singleton king. Not so with Roth. Roth drew trumps and speculated on the nature of the West hand. West had already shown up with the ace and king of clubs, the ace of hearts, and the -king of spades. West was known to have only two hearts, and it was pretty clear that his king of spades had been the top of a doubleton. Hence West held nine cards in the minor suits. West couldn't have all five of the missing diamonds, for then he would hold the king of diamonds as well as the other high cards and would surely have bid at some stage. Likewise, West couldn't have a six-card club suit without ever bidding. Obviously, .therefore, West had five clubs and four diamonds, but West could not have the king of diamonds. This made it clear that East had the singleton king of diamonds. Acting on this reasoning, Roth led a diamond to dummy's ace, dropping the singleton king, and assuring his contract with an overtrick. Frankie Laine and U-I are talking about "He Died Laughing," a Runyon-type comedy about Broadway characters. Reason Donald O'Connor is beaming over his new filmed TV series. Texaco's paying him $52,000 per half-hour film. After one run, Donald owns the celluloid. Overheard: "She's a —you know, a doll who MINES her own business." 75 Years Ago In B/yt/ievi//e— E. M. Terry Jr., left this morning for Malvern, Arkansas, where he will spend a few days visiting Paul Young, who is a schoolmate at Hendrix College. Mrs. Max B. Reid, who underwent an emergency appendectomy at th« Blytheville hospital today.,., is reported to be in satisfactory condition. Mrs. Harman Taylor has returned from Dyersburg, Tenn., where she has been visiting for several days. LITTLt LIZ— The only thing a girl's bathing suit leaves to the imagination Ts what she would look like with clothes on. ®NEA» A STATISTIC says that although there are more women than men in New Orleans they accounted for less than 10 per cent of the crime. But they are the main reason why men commit the other 90 per cent. — New Orleans States. By OSWALD JACOBY j Written for NEA Service j Tourney Is Place 1 For Great Playing J When the national champion- j ships begin this weekend in Wash- j ington, Alvin Roth will be among j the famous experts contending for i national honors. The hand shown i Anchors Aweigh Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 3 River flowing NORTH 28 A J9762 V None • AQJ954 4» J4- WEST EAST *K3 A Q 10 8 5 *A4, «M063 * 8732 *K ' 4AK653 AQ9872 SOUTH (D) South * 106 *10 Both sides vxrt. West North East 1 V Pass 1 4 Pass 2 V Pass 2 * Pass 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — * K ANY HUSBAND can solve the problem of the sleepy-eyed wife at the morning table. All he has to do is serve her breakfast in bed. — Mattoon (111,) Journal-Gazette. EVERYBODY eats in the Welfare State. Also, as someone pointed out, there is always free cheese in a mousetrap, but you never saw a happy mouse there. — Charle(8. C.) News and Courier. today, played by Roth in last year's tournament, illustrates his skill at reading the cards. West opened the king of clubs, j getting the encouraging seven of clubs from East. The continuation of the ace of clubs was ruffed by Alvin Roth, the declarer. Roth naturally led the king of hearts next, and West took the trick at once with his ace. West j looked at dummy's long diamond j suit with obvious distaste and led the king of spades with an air of desperation. East signaled encour- j agement with the eight of »pade«, 5 Jason's ship 9 The Sea 12 Russian river 13 Kind of light 14 Female sheep 15 Branchers 17 Swamp 18 Make happy 19 Tentacles 21 Sea eagle 23 Sailor (coll.) 24 Ocean (ab.) 27 Unusual 29 Groups of players 32 Eluder 34 Show 36 Distant 37 Spears 38 Raise an anchor 39 Foreteller 41 Worm 42 Weight ol India 44 Sand 46 More morose 49 Poetry muse 53 Every one 54 Demands 56 Liner —— de France 57 Italian city 58 The seven 50 Vef at, Nevada 60 Repose 61 Ancient Irish capital DOWN IBait 5 Blackbird of cuckoo family 6 Jacket worn by sailors 7 Blood 8 Beginning 9 Allusion 10 Pitcher 11 Lairs 16 Kind of . weasel 20 Classical language 22 Nostrils 24i'Impudent 25 State F A R t A R C *» o «• T & E R A to R b fc L. K R fc A F* R e T E. AA A L. O 1 R M A R O T '////. O L. L. E « '•'•'/:'. A A R 5. 1_ A 'M R. 1 v\ O *> E ''///' r> R E k E N T 1= R ''>'// »/: m si E A C> O N E W/t "M T O O A & 5 E T W'. 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