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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, July 29, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLK (ARK.) CttCrRTEK NEWS THURSDAY, JULY 29, 1954 TBM oooMm NEWS oo. H. W. HAINM, PubUihw HAART A HAINBt, AMilUnt PuMiatMT A, A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advutiaing M*nag« Sole National Adrertising Representative*: Wallace Witmer Co., Hew York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. _ Intered at tecond class matter at tht poet* office at Blytheville, Arkansu, under act of Con- October 9. 1917 Member at The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city of Blytherilk or any suburban town where carrier service it maintained, 36c per week. By mail, within a radius of SO miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail onteide 50 mile tone, $1230 per year payable in advance. Meditations And God hath botk raised np the Lord, and wM afeo raise vp MB bf Mi own power. — L Cw. «:14. * * * Work for immortality if you wifl; then wait for it. — J. CK Holland, Barbs There are not enough canned goods for all college girls *o get jobs as cooks this summer. * * * Mo* men know *b»t tt'i ewy for wivec to catch •e> with * Mow uewe . * * * Some of the late dance rteps may hare been invented by a girl seeing a mouse. * * * Mon*r x«*ltr feat important, stf* * banker. Ifot vnM 70* 4oo*t h»re taj. * * * Wt fcaow how to speM ewettertof daft to 10 l»Me**—CAO08 WORDS. City Should Approve Mehlburger Offer We hope City Council will proceed without delay in giving Engineer Max Mehlburger the green light for preliminary survey and drafting work on Blytheville'g ^rthcoming $1.2 million sewer system. Mr. Mehlburger has offered to get these preliminaries under way now instead of awaiting completion of formation of the southern improvement district. It is a four to six-week job and the sooner it i« started, the better. He is offering the city the opportunity of guaranteeing him $1,500 for this portion of the work. This is to assure his firm that the work wouldn't be for free in case the bond issue failed to materialize. We feel the city has nothing to lose by giving Mr. Mehlburger the go-ahead on this work. Certainly the Council may review the special election of this spring if it still has any doubts that the citizens of Blytheville want action on a new sewer system. Concilmen should arrive at the City Hall Tuesday night ready to accept the Mehlburger plan without delay. A Firm Defense Line In all of a Southeast Asian alliance to check communism, there is implicit the idea of a firm defense line. Until now, however, there has been no clear indication where such a barrier might be fixed. It was extremely heartening, therefore, to learn that plans are afoot to strengthen doughty little Thailand militarily. Recent staff talks in Wash- m.etons concerned a new military aid program for that country. Thailand's eastern frontier stretches along the west borders of the Indochine- se states of Laos and Cambodia. In the present state of Communist military strength in Indochina, Thailand has grave reason for worry. So obviously, does the whole free world. Ar«d Thailand is a sensible rjlace to attempt to build a stout obstacle to the further southward flow of communism. Four or five years back, observers touring Asia often reported the government of Thailand "weak and willowy." The plain expectation was that at the first sign of trouble Bankok would fold, but the indications were wrong. When the Korean war broke out and a United Nations force was sent to stem the Red Attack, tiny Thailand amazed most people by committing what was, for a nation its size, a fairly substantial army unit. In io doing, Bankok shamed much larger and more powerful countries. Moreover, tht Thait •ontiittittlr main- tained a stout public attitude of resistance to communism. None of this has changed. With the Reds breathing down their necks, they are calling for action in the UN to help preserve peace in their land. Russia has vetoed a plan for a UN observation team, but that does not alter the fact that Thailand still is standing up bravely to the Reds The performance resembles in spirit that given by the Finns when the Russian colossus descended on them in the early stages of World War II. We say "in spirit"' because Thailand has not yet been tested in battle on its own soil. If the free nations are resolute it may not have to be. Yet there seems hope that, properly equipped, the people of Thailand would give a good account of themselves in combat. They have confounded everyone with their show of defiance against an enemy close at hand. Not much has been said so far about the military feasibility of a defense a line drawn at or near the Thailand border. Let us hope it is practical. For Thailand's people behave as though their land was the natural residence of freedom. And such a land is the place to make a fight if it comes to that. Making It Easy There Is something slightly ludirous about the case up in Maine where five Air Force men in a wilderness survival test were arrested by a state game warden for fishing without a license and using illegal lures. The airmen on the test bailed out over what was supposed to be uninhabitable wilderness. The idea was to practice living in the wilds as they might have to do if forced down on a military mission and to test the survival gear which the Air Force furnishes them. After the game warden broke it up, state and federal officials went into a huddle and emerged with a compromise. The charges against the five airmen will be dropped; and the Air force promises that after this its men will be required to comply with the state fishing laws. This seems to remove an important element of the experiment. Ailrmen forced down on a wartime mission would be apt to encounter characters a good deal more hostile than game wardens. It would be a better test for them if they were required not only to catch their fish but also to elude the wardens when they do it.—Fort Myers (Ha.) News-Press. Not So Ready As That Non-segregation can be put into full effect in Southern schools on the basis of a recent Supreme Court ruling, says Dr. Frank P. Graham, former president of the University of North Carolina and former U. S. Senator. Dr. Graham spoke to the National Education Association at a meeting in New York. Evidently that's the way the Situation looks from up there, even to a man who used to live in the South. However, it looks a little more complicated than that here in southern North Carolina, and people in these parts expect the situation to be strained considerably more in South Carolina, Georgia and Mississippi, for example, than it is here. The Southern schools referred to by Dr. Graham must be colleges and universities, although the story did not say so. If the former educator and senator meant that the South as a whole -i§ ready to accept non-segregation at the elementary and high school level, his statement is an indication that he has been away too long, in India and elsewhere, to be aware of the reaction of other Southerners.—The Robesonian (N. C.). The Genera 1's Worry One of the war stories President Eisenhower likes to tell involves himself and a British general with whom he was touring the front one day. A German fighter dived at their car and both generals leapen into the ditch. The British general was first on his feet and showed extreme concern about the welfare of his commander in chief. Gen. Eisenhower was deeply touched by this solicitude and said so. "I didn't want you to get hit in my sector, that's all," the British general explained.—New York Times. The possibilities of the (Italian) government controlling its own internal difficulties are much better than they were a year ago.—Mrs. Clare Boothe Luce, U. S. Ambassador to Italy. * * * We will respect the internal affairs of the Central American countries and we will follow an inter-American policy. Our government will maintain diplomatic relations with those countries that sustain the same principles we believe in—President Carlos Armas of Guatamala's ruling junta. * * * If the United States chooses not to aid India we shall have and can have no complaint, and we •hall continue to be friendly to them. Aid from one country to another Is not abnormal. It is only wh*n It comes with the intention of effecting po- Hciti that It is undesirable.—India'* Prime Minister Kthru. "Your 'Ike 7 Button? You Threw It Away Two Years Ago" Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Ed Gardner, who brought Archie and Duffy's Tavern to radio, then to movies and television, has slapped makeup on his face for the last time. Leaving for a two-month European vacation with his wife after completing the 39th Duffy's Tav ern half-hour telefilm, Ed told me: "I'm quitting as an actor and comedian. I've had it. Fifteen years is long enough to be a clown. I'd rather do something else now. I'm going back to my original racket—writing, producing and directing." Before playing Archie, Ed was a top producer and writer of pioneer radio shows like MGM's Good News, and the Rudy Vallee Hour. There are no plans, he says, for additional Duffy's Tavern telefilms with another actor playing Archie, a character he owns, "unless I could get Art Carney. But we haven't even talked about it." Peter id son's Washington Column— USIA Broadcasts Anti-Communist Jokes Behind the Iron Curtain WASHINGTON—(NBA) — U. S. Information Agency's Voice of America has been gagging up some of its programs by broadcasting the latest anti-Communist jokes behind the Iron Curtain. Here are a few samples: A voter standing in line for a factory council election in Czechoslovakia, was examining the ballot given to him in an envelope. "What are you doing?" asked his supervisor. "I want to know whom I'm voting for," answered the worker. "Are you out of your mind?" asked the supervisor. "Don't you know the ballot is secret?" This one came from a Hungarian escapee: "The government promised to raise our standard of living 50 per cent when spring came, and they have done it. We used to be starving and shivering and now we are only starving." A visitor to the office- of Bulgaria's prime minister asked, "What kind of a telephone is that on your desk? It has a receiver, but no speaker." "Direct line to Moscow," the prime minister replied. Poles have a way of collecting bonuses offered by the Communist government for speedy work. How they do it is explained by two bricklayers who have erected- a wall in speedy time. The one says to the other, "You hold it up while I go and get the bonus." Rep. George M. Grant (D., Ala.) got into a hot farm bill argument with Rep. Jacob K. Javits (R., N. Y.) who was supporting a move to take peanuts off the list of basic commodities entitled to high price supports. "Some years ago," said Grant, "a great Negro scientist by the name of Dr. George Carver, of Tuskagee Institute, was making some experiments with peanuts, and if my friend the gentleman from New York would find out what one of those experiments might result in, I am sure he would be for 100 per cent, instead of just 90 per cent on peanuts. "There has been developed, and it is hoped by many of us that there will be offered on the market at some time in the near future, a hair restorer made of peanut oil. I would say that would be one of the greatest things that'the little, lowly peanut has ever produced." When Democratic Senators Humphrey of Minnesota and Douglas of Illinois both jumped Colorado's Republican Eugene Millikin during tax bill debate, he stopped them with "One at a time. I shall be glad to take on the senators at any time—but one at a time. "I am reminded of the story of the poll parrot who was a prisoner in a cage. He kept crying 'I want my liberty. I want my freedom.' Finally the cage was opened and the poll parrot flew out and landed on the limb of a tree. All the blackbirds in the neighborhood descended on him and started pulling out his feathers. He: said, 'One at a time, darn you—one at a time;' So I am saying, 'One at a time.' " Rep. Victor Wickersham (D., Okla.) has been registering out-' •raged indignation on the House floor over the fact that his state will not be the. location for shooting: the film version of the musical production, "Oklahoma!" Arthur Hornblower, the producer, has objected to making the picture in Oklahoma because it has "too many oil wells, airplanes and people." "If Mr. Hornblower wants 'corn as high as an elephant's eye,' we have it in Oklahoma," protested Wickersham. "We don't have to import it and prop it up with stage braces. If Mr. Hornblower wants cowboy extras, we have them. What bothers Rep. Wickersham in particular is that Hollywood went all the way to Africa to make "The African Queen." "I want to know, Mr. Speaker," orated Mr. Wickersham, "why all this has been changed at the expense of Oklahoma?" Recent new s cables attributing statements to Ho Chi Minh, Indo- chinese Communist leader, have revived speculation in the west on whether he is still alive. If alive, he would be 64 years old. Ho has taken no direct part in the peace negotiations at either Geneva or in Indo-china. American delegates at Geneva tried to examine the credentials of the Viet Minh negotiators, to see if they were signed by Ho. The papers bore no signature. Direct Communist radio broadcasts by Ho stopped three years ago. All efforts by the French to smoke him out have failed. There will be new fuel on the Joan Crawford-Sterling Hayden feud fire when she hears his opinion of "Johnny Guitar," the movie in which they co-starred. "I usually don't like any of my pictures," he told me on the set of Ivan Tors' "Operation Air Rescue," a helicopter thriller. "But 'Johnny Guitar' I hated. It was awful. But look at the boxoffice figures. It's making money." Hay den's only comment on the divorce suit he filed against his Betty: "That's the way it stands. We're working out the technicalities." PREVIEW FLASH: "Rear Window," with Jimmy Stewart and Grace Kelly, is a 10-fingernail picture. You'll munch 'em off at the Alfred Hitchcock suspense a s Jimmy, immobile with a broken leg, solves a murder from his apartment window. Pals say that Dale Robertson's case of nerves—he walked out on a role in "White Feather"—stems from whopping losses he's taken on business ventures .. . Gene Tierney, who would talk about Aly Khan at the drop of a turban a few months back, has now clammed ^p on the subject of Rita Hayworth's ex-hubby ... The second marriage of June Home—she's Jackie Cooper's ex — is on the shaky side ... Jess Barker's fevered brow is being soothed by Yvonne Dowdy, a beauty. i HERB SHRINER at the Last ' Frontier in Las Vegas about business conditions in Ms home town: "The drive-in theater la going real good—they've built cabins." Now it can be told—and it's an eyebrow archer. The year was 1941—before Robert Mitchum became a film star. He was working at Lockheed Aircraft plant and the fellow standing next to him on the assembly line was Marilyn Monroe's first husband, James Doughtery, now a Pasadena policeman. At least once a week Doughtery showed Bob cheesecake photographs of his wife with the comment: "Some doll, eh?" A surprise twist for Mitchum, who recently co-starred in a movie with the ex-Mrs. Doughtery. ters and who says, "I'm the only foreigner in the group." Is there a big difference between entertaining in U. S. night clubs and Spanish bistros? Pepe Lara, a featured warbler, laughed: "Spanish music in Spain? They hate it. Glenn Miller and Tommy Dorsey type music is what they want — and that's what we five them." Terry Moore's incorporated herself as Terry Moore Enterprises. Maybe THAT dress is headed for shop windows ... Nothing political about Loretta Young's dress designer, Helga. She whips up duds for Mamie Eisenhower AND Bes» Truman. Cafes have nonalcoholic cocktails called "Shirley Temples" for, the kids—and the A. A.'s have Rum- boogies at a valley cafe. Note on the menu reads: "Don't drink likker but 'still want to be sociable? Try our non-alcoholic cocktail Rumboogie. It looks like a drink, smells like a drink, tastes like a drink. But there's not one drop of spirits in it." 75 Years Ago /it B/yt/ievi//«— E. B. Thomas arrived Saturday from Little Rock and "today he and Mrs. Thomas left for a two weeks vacation trip. Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Halsell went to Hot Springs today for a week'* vacation. George Gisn was aoie to be removed to his home today after laving recently undergone an operation for appendicitis at the Blytheville Hospital. LITTLE L/2— «MA* Some people ore always lookfnfl forward to the good old days. HOW CAN IT be explained that movie, radio and television comedians grow fabulously rich on the ame jokes that killed vaudeville? Grit. the Doctor Says— Written for JNTEA Service BY EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Many children refuse to eat the things their parents think they should and this often causes a great deal of distress and even quarreling. With tne purpose of giving a youngster just what he needs the well-meaning- parents may ox*erdo it and say "finish your milk Johnny" so often that Johnny develops a desire to throw milk on the floor every time he sees it. If the parents were told at every meal that they had to eat carrots, for example, they would feel the same way. If enough milk or any other desirable food is taken each week, it does not hurt to leave it out once in a while. Children, as well as grownups, like some foods better than others. Although dislikes should not be encouraged, it isn't always a good idea to insist on a child taking some particular food too often or too regularly. In some cases overeating, un- dereating or complete unwillingness to eat certain necessary or desirable foods Is a sign of some psychological maladjustment of the youngster. In such cases the parents may need help and may have to recognize that part of the trouble may be with themselves. Perhaps they pay too much 'attention to the child, perhaps too little. Fussing at mealtimes or some other fault of which they may themselves be unaware, is quite often responsible. .It is rare for a child who has the opportunity of getting a varied and adequate diet to leave out the necessary foods so long that any serious disease will result. On the whole — but- of course there are some exceptions — parents probably worry too much about the eating habits of their children. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Of course, every growing child should have enough food but not too much. Also the diet should provide the particular elements, such as minerals, vitamins and proteins, which arc needed to produce satisfactory growth. Think About Hand Before You Play How would you play the hand shown today at a contract of four spades? It's all right to look at all of the cards before making up your mind. The normal line of play is to win the opening heart lead with the ace, continuing with a trump finesse. East naturally wins with the king of spades and makes a safe return—such as a trump, a heart, or a diamond. Declarer must now try to establish the diamonds in the hope of discarding two of dummy's losing clubs on his own long diamonds. Unfortunately for South, however, West wins the enemy's sure diamond trick and promptly leads a lub through the dummy. Now the defenders must take two club tricks, to add to their diamond and their trump, thus defeating the contract. The correct line of play ig to refuse the very first trick! When East puts up the ten of hearts at the first trick, he it allowed to hold it. East probably will return A heart for safety (no return can do him any good). South can discard a diamond from dummy on the ace of hearts and then try the trump finesse. This loses to the king of spades, of course, but declarer can win the safe trump return, cash the top diamonds, and THE 11 KIDS from Spain, Los Chavales de Espana, are packing the Coconut Grove these nights with stirring Spanish songs and music worthy of the concert stage. Imported to the U. S. two years ago, the sensational musical group is 100 per cent Spanish except for sexy Trini Reyes, who lives up to her billing as "one of the world's greatest Flamenco dancers." Trini's a native New Yorker who looks and sounds like Shelley Win- WILL THE HUNDREDS and thousands of persons now on the waiting list of the telephone companies get the new, or monitored, phones when their name ia reached? — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. THERE IS a marked differenc* between c irlier and modern times. The young people look older soon-. er, and the old people look younger longer. — Elberton (Ga.) Star. IN HOT WEATHER, find a cool spot and rit tight, advises a doctor. With liquor at today's prices? — rort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. HORACE — How do you fetl after your first ride on a horse? Agnes — Fine, omy I can't understand how anything so full of hay could be so hard! — Greenville (Tenn.) Sun. WEST NORTH 90 4 A109831 ¥5 • A94 *KJ6 EAST (D) V8842 VKQJ107I fQJ8 4107 487432 +AQ10 SOUTH AQJ76 ¥ A9 • K6S32 495 Both sides vul. Eas* South West North 1 V Pass Pass Double 2V 2* Pass 3 4 Pass 44 Pats Pass Pass Opening lead — ¥ 1 In the Union Answer to Previout Pu«I« ruff a diamond in dummy in order to establish that suit. Now South can get to hig hand with a trump in order to lead his two long diamonds and discard clubs from the dummy. At the end, South gives up one club trick but easily makes his contract. The idea is to give the enemy a heart trick instead of a diamond, an exchange which costs South nothing. The advantage is that this one trick is given to East, who cannot damage declarer by switching to clubs. THE GHOST of Neville Chamberlain is probably too dignified to laugh but h« must enjoy a »ub* dued smile at feeing Mr. Churchill and Mr. Eden, those one-time fire-eaters, trying out his umbrel- 1» for size. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times-News. ACROSS 3 Telegram 1 "Tall Corn 4 Toughen State" 5 Fish 5 "Sucker 6 Native of State" (ab.) Latvia 8 "Beehive 7 Acquire State" knowledgt • 12 Twirl, 8 £ oncord 13 Scottish river ,J T na / . . 14 Granular snow N Pertaining to 15 Mountain pool., ^parents 30 Buckeye ifirr efi v ifitt-T 11-At this place State' 16 Greek letter 19Priodt 17 Bavarian river ( fi > 18 Repose 20 Railroad bridge 22 Craft 24 Beginner 25 Visitors 31 Lease 32 Concludes 35 The dill 41 Expunger 29 Noisy sound in sleep 33 Poem 34 Winglike part 36 Fowl 37 Fairy fort 38 Writing tool 39 "Hoosier State" (ab.) 40 Musteline mammal 43 Autocrati 46 Crimson 48 Pedal digit 49 Gratifies 53 Biggest state 57 Lubricants 58 Land parcel 60 Smooth 61 Gaelic 62 Bind 63 Grafted (h«r.) 64 Rip 65 Malt drink 16 Accomplishes DOWN 1 Devoted 2 Gem 21 Eyes (Scot.) 23 Snare 25 Western state 42 Legal point (ab.) 44 Drunkard 26 Entrance 45 Pared 27 For fear that 47 The Missis- 28 Winter vehicle sippi 49 Writer of poetry 50 Italian coins 51 Lohengrin'i bride 52 Earth 54 Stranger (comb, form) 55 Poker stake 56 Observes 59 Golf mound RT ff ff TT It HI V 5f i W 56- 36 tt K) ET

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