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PAGE SEC BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 3, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publiilwr HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A, A, FREDRICKSON. Editor PAOL O. HUMAN Advertising Manager . Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service ia maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for sir months. $1.25 for three months; by mail qntside 50 mile cone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For the man it not of the woman; but the woman of the man. — I. Cor. 11:8. : # * # Nature sent women into the world with this bridal dower of love, for this reason, that they might be, what their destination is, mothers, and love children, to whom sacrifices must ever be offered, and from whom none are to be obtained. — Richter. Barbs At most any old boarding- house one of the unpopular days is stewsday. * * * Now Is a pretty good time for all little tots to keep their fingers out of the electric fan. * # * Of all the money spent for bathing- suits, think how little some gals have to show for it. * * * It takes hundreds of nuts to hold an auto together, but only one to tear it apart. * if. * A doctor says hard workers smile the most. Keep up on your toes and you won't be down in the dumps. * * * When home gardens hit the peak of production the slogan of housewives will be "We can!" 100 Per Cent Assessment Is Not Campaign Issue The 1QO per cent assessment amendment which will be on your ballot in November's general election is providing- more smoke than fire in the Orval Faubus-Francis Cherry gubernatorial campaign. Farmers the state over are bothered and bewildered by the fast-talking Faubus group which would have them believe a vote for Gov. Cherry is a vote for 100 per cent assessment and prohibitive taxes. What is the truth about Gov. Cherry and 100 percent assessment? In reality, it boils down to not much of a campaign issue. In his 1952 campaign against Sid McMath, Governor Cherry promised, if elected, to send a tax reform bill to the legislature. This would be done, he explained, to make the state more attractive to industry and to bring about equalization of the state's tax burden. Tt was not designed to increase taxes as it would have gone hand-in-hand with reduced rates. The Governor's plan went to the state legislature which in turn put it on the general election ballot in the form of a constitutional amendment. Thus, as Gov. Cherry explained in Little Rock Sunday, he has fulfilled his obligation to the voters who elected him two years ago. He further pointed out that he is not working for passage of the amendment and will not prepare a similar measure in the event it is defeated. hi other words, Francis Cherry discharged his official duties in regard to 100 per cent assessment over a year ago. One-hundred per cent assessment maeks good fodder for Faubus' campaign guns, but actually signifies little in regard to the real issues of this race. Same Old Reds In the callous world of communism, even apologies are fraudulent. First the Red Chinese opologize to the British for shooting down one of their airliners, and then they viciously attacked U. S. planes aiding the rescue effort. How brutally insincere is it possible to be? This business of attacking defense- Jess aircraft is an old stunt with the Communists. It should not surprise us. The Reds think it is smart to harry us with annoyances of this sort. They do not expect the tactic to lead to war. It's one way of trying to convince their own people that the outside world is really hostile, and that the Communis- tt art top dog« wherever a cMah occuri. The apology, however, was a surprise. Evidentally the stressing mildness and straight dealing, would be endangered by this incident off the Chinese island of Hainan. What they did not anticipate was the dispatch of American planes and warships to assist the rescue of survi- vivors from the downed airliner. In face of this show of strength and of sympathy for the innocent victims of their crude assault, the Red could not go on wearing the cloak of sweet reasonableness. So they reverted to type and sent aircraft and a gunboat out to attack the resuce craft. And in so doing they made thorou- ' ghly transparent the fakery of their apology, which was never more than a device to help further their political aims. Those aims include gaining entry to the UN, and splitting the Western nations. The most baffling aspect of the whole affair is the feeble response of the British. They seem almost to have forgotten that the airliner involved was one of theirs. You can measure their moral indignation with an eye dropper. British leaders indicated quick willingness to accept the Chinese apology at face value and write off the 10 lives lost as a mere nothing. Less than a handful of Britain's newspapers praised the American rescue effort. One gets the notion the British would like to dismiss the ugly incident as akin to a display of bad table manners, which ought to be gracefully overlooked. Contrary to much uninformed opinion in Britain and elsewhere ,the United States does not want a war any more than the British do. We did not send our planes and ships to the rescue, nor shoot down attacking Red aircraft, in hope of starting one. What we did was the humans and corageous thing to do. Years ago the British would have done the same. In handy to match our effort. But at least this instance they didn't have the facilities they could have supported it. Their failure to do so puts British morality at its lowest ebb in many decades. VIEWS OF OTHERS Williams Sets Example The Negro people should look long and hard at such members of their race as Jodie Williamei of Tyler, Texas. With nothing to start on, he borrowed money and bought a farm in 1941. Today, thirteen years later, he has paid off the debt, built a new home, and put five of six children through college with one of them entering college next year. * Jodie Williams is not arguing for the worthiness of his race in words. He is demonstrating it. The Negroes, like all other races, must come to realize that demonstration, not words, even though legal words, is necessary to establish the prestige of a race. Segregation exists in law to some extent. But the really entrenched type of segregation is in the tradiions, the mores of a people. This tradition is Duilt up through the years, based on experience. The Negro can argue justly that he has not had his fair economic and political opportunity in many instances. This sort of discrimination should be removed. But there is discrimination today in New York in Detroit and in Chicago as well as in Texas or Mississippi. It will exist until the Negro demonstrates clearly his competence to accept his full part of citizenship, economically and politically. This means his part as taxpayer and as voter He has made great strides since his release from slavery. Jodie Williams points his way to further progress.—Dallas Morning News. Gagging The Press? The Atlanta Bar Assn. executive committee has called for legislation which would make newspapers liable for contempt if they published "one-sided or prejudicial news commentary" about a case before or during a trial. Unanswered are the very pertinent questions as to who would sit on the bar association committee which would presumably have to censor the news and who would determine what is prejudicial. Reports are that some other individual members of the Georgia bar are also upset because newspapers print news. Some of these may be members of the next State Legislature. In such event, the right of the people to know may be in real jeopardy. Meanwhile, it would be well to keep on eye on those who favor a news blackout. If they have their way, the press would eventually become an instrument which could give the people only the information these news dictators approve and which could never edltorally criicize or object to the same dictatorship tactics oppressing the people and the press.—Macon News. I Could 'ove Sworn the Bloke Smiled" SO THEY SAY It i* my conviction that the Junior senator from Wisconsin (Sen. Joseph McCarthy has the Republican) Party over a barrel, and I have been Suggesting means of getting the party off th« barrel.—S«n. Rtlph Flander*. <R-,Vt.). :~ -'r^rSS^S^i*-"'^- • ' " - 1 - •* • Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter tdson's Washington Column — HOLLYWOOD —<NEA>—Behind the Camera: The day of the big- name cast has arrived in Hollywood and I count the million-dollar schnozzles of Lauren Bacall, June Allyson, Van Hefl^n, Cornel Wilde, Arlene Dahl, Clifton Webb and Fred MacMurray on the set of "Woman's World" at Fox. Director Jean Negulesco puts the stars through their paces time after time under the blazing Cin- emaScope lights against the backgrounds of a business tycoon's mansion. At a break, Lauren Bacall goes over to the sidelines to talk to bles tumble from the tin Lizzy and prepare to take their places for the closeups under the supervision of Director Charles Lament. "If this is a hit," Lou tells me, "our next picture will be "Abbott and Costello Meet John Bunny and Flora Finch." It could be at that. son, Steven, who are visiting the know this is dull, dear," Lauren says to the boy, "but some day I'll do a movie with Roy Rogers or the Lone Ranger and you'll be proud of me." The "Drum Beat" company has moved back to the Warner studio Coconino National Forest. "Drum Beat" is Alan Ladd's first independent movie -and more than one of his fellow players, I'm told, have observed him looking around with an air 'Of positive unbelief. It's the same sound stage where Ladd worked as an ordinary day laborer before he was tapped for stardom 1 Case of Keefe and Scaletti Brings NA TO Treaty Law' Under Fire WASHINGTON — (NEA) — A great effort to make an international issue out of what is now- called "The Keefe Case" has been accompanied by considerable misunderstanding and misrepresentation. It could easily stand a large amount of clarification in the interest of public enlightenment. In the first place, it isn't the Keefe case at all. It should properly be called the Keefe-Scaletti case. But Keefe is a good Irish name around which patriots can rally. Scaletti, being of Italian derivation, is the forgotten man in the affair. No group of patriots has taken up his cause as yet, though he is in much the same pickle as his buddy- Keefe. Richard T. Keefe and Anthony Scaletti are two U. S. Army privates who were stationed in France. Army records reveal that Private Keefe, 26, of Riverdale, Md., has a record of six courts- martial. After confinement in a U. S. guardhouse following his last conviction, Private Keefe was assigned to a base near Orleans, France. There he met up with Pvt. Sca- letti. After drinking considerable liquor one night last year, according to the Army record, the two soldiers got in a taxicab driven by a 65-year-old Frenchman. After a time me i\vo soldiers choked the Frenchman, pulled him out of his cab, beat him up and left him at the side of the road in a serious condition. He was laid up for 30 days. These details are usually not mentioned by Private Keefe's de- fenders, who are now rather numerous. The Defenders of the American Constitution — whose president is retired Marine Lt. Gen. Pedro A. Del Valle, a fabulous World War n hero himself have taken up his cause and are collecting money for his defense. Their version of the affair, as published in their news letter, "Task Force," is that the two G.I.'s "went out.for a celebration, got a skin full, and decided to take a joy ride. They swiped a French taxicab and pushed off for Paris." It was all just a boyish prank. Anyway, there i s agreement on all sides that the two soldiers were arrested in Paris by French police. The two were charged with theft and violence. And then the story began to take on international complications. Under the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Status of Forces agreement—approved by President Eisenhower, Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr., Secretary of Defense C. E. Wilson, Generals adtey., Ridgway and Gruenther, Admirals Radford, McCormick and Carney and duly ratified by a 72- to-15 vote in the U. S. Senate on July 15, 1953—American troops stationed in Europe may be tried in the courts of any NATO country for violations of its laws committed off a military post. Thus if a G.I. commits a crime in camp, he is tried by court- martial. If he is off duty and commits a crime while on a pass, he may be arrested and tried by civilian authorities, the same as any citizen of the country. Privates Keefe and Scaletti, tried by a French court, plead guilty. It is admitted on all sides they had a friendly judge. He sentenced them to five years, the minimum under French law. . The men were given solitary confinement. Keefe's defenders represent this as being excessive., punishment. Solitary confinement under French law, however, means that they have private cells and are not in a bull pen. They were not given hard labor and they have the usual prison exercise liberties. Under French law, they could have been given life imprisonment in a penal colony. That's what much of the shouting is about—not what the two soldiers got, but what they could have been given under "treaty law." The drive is on to get the NATO Status of Forces agreement repealed, to have American military criminals tried only by American courts, and to make France release Keefe and Scaletti. If enough fuss is raised, this last might be accomplished. There is one hardship angle to the case in that Keefe's young wife is left with their two children. When her husband was convicted, the Army cut off his pay and family allowances of S136.90 a month. This might have happened even if he had been tried by an Amer- .can judge or court-martial. Mrs. Seefe has sued for release of her husband on writ of habeas corpus. A U. S. Court of Appeals decision is pending. A SHAPELY- Peggy Ann Garner, back at the studio where she reigned as a moppet star, is playing a scene with Otto Kruger in Fox's "Black Widow." Director Nunnally Johnson calls "Action," and Peggy, as a small-town girl visiting her uncle in New York, begins her dialogue. Between scenes I look over the set — an unpretentious bachelor apartment. A stack of letters on the mantel catches my eye. It's an it-could-only - happen - in-Hollywood item that Otto Kruger's apartment is littered with fan mail addressed to Marilyn Monroe. The playback machine blares out the voices of Jose Ferrer and Rosemary Clooney as they do a song-and-dance number before a stage set at MGM for the Sigmund Romberg screen biography, "Deep in My Heart." Rosemary was borrowed from Paramount to do the specialty with her husband and there are the usual number of set visitors who show up when a visiting star is on view. One of them, arriving just as Director Stanley Donen tells Jose to fall to his knees in front of Rosemary, mutters: "Holy smoke, is Jose playing Toulouse-Lautrec again?" A BIG PARTY scene with Ethel Merman, Dar D a i 1 e y, Donald O'Connor, Mitzi Gaynor and Johnnie Ray is before the cameras for Irving Berlin's "There's No Business Like Show Business." There is an exchange of dialog until Johnnie is called onto sing "If You Believe" in front of the piano. When Director Walter Lang- shouts "cut," Johnnie plugs in his hearing aid so that he can listen to Lang's suggestions. Then he removes it and does the scene again by reading th« lips of his fellow-players to com* in on cue with his own lines. As soon as the musical number is wrapped up, Donald O'Connor walks up and whispers slyly: "That's not a hearing aid Johnnie's wearing. He's really tuned in to the races at Hollywood Park." HILDEGARDE'S set for the Desert Inn at Las Vegas Aug. 16, but she's relented on her long-time rule of "No Service While I'm On." Hildegarde and the roast beef can arrive at .the same time. Movie prosperity note: tT. 8. drive in theaters, increased by an- now total 4700. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Mrs. J. W. Shouse has gone to Sledge, Miss., to visit until Sunday. When she returns, she will be accompanied by her daughter, Frances, who has been visiting there two weeks. Miss Jennie Wren Dillahunty will arrive home tomorrow to spend the weekend with her mother, Mrs. G. W. Dillahunty. She is spending the summer in Bowling Green, Ky. Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Morris and family left this mornnig for Asheville, N. C., where they will spend two weeks with Mr. and Mrs. R. P. Paddison, formerly of here. It'S LIKE Hollywood in the old days on the Universal - International back lot as a vintage motorcycle and an ancient jallopy tear through a farmyard gate and a haystack for a comedy sequence in "Abott and Costello Meet the Keystone Kops." Because the action is extremely hazardous, a group of stuntmen who can take falls are pretending to be Hank Mann, Chester Conkin, Fatty Arbuckle, Ben Turpin and the immortal slapstick Joe Fridays of the past. Bud and Lou watch their dou- ANOTHER ' unwelcome innovation in the name of "graceful living" is the substitution of those little individual dishes and tiny spoons for an old-fashioned but effective salt-shaker. After all, "Pass the salt" is a good way to start dinner - table conversation. And a good way to interrupt a bore.—Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. WHY GET WORRIED if you can't understand where your money goes? It's always been hard to track fast-moving objects. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. MLD. A correspondent who signs herself "Worried" writes that she is caring for an elderly relative who has scabies. He refuses to have a doctor, she says, but worries about giving it to the correspondent and asks what precautions to take and what remedies are being used. Scabies or the seven-year itch is caused by a tiny insect known as sarcoptes scabiei. How the name "seven-year itch" came to be used I do not know but per- iaps, it is because when untreated the symptoms go on for so long. At any rate it is not only an rritation to the person who has acquired this insect but also it can be spread to others and it is there- ore unfortunate that the "elderly relative" refuses to see a doctor and get the proper treatment for his annoying ailment. The condition is most common when people are crowded together 10 matter whether this be in lodg- ng houses, dormitories or bar- acks. It also tends to be more fre- ;uent in cold weather perhaps be- ause fewer baths are likely to be taken at such times of the year. The insect causing scabies burrows into the skin and produce severe itching. The itching leads to scratching which further damages the skin so that scabies is frequently accompanied or followed by a good deal of injury to the skin produced either by the scratching or unwisely chosen self treatment. wise to try them without direction. There are several preparations which contain sulfur, D.D.T., rotenone, pyrethrum, benzobenzeate, or other chemicals which the insects causing scabies dislike intensely. By means of one or more of these preparations scabies can almost always be cured. The fact that scabies is spread from person to person makes prevention particularly important. Avc '.dance of overcrowding is one method; frequent bathing is also helpful. Special care has to be used about clothing, bedding, towels and the like in any household or group where scabies breaks out. As said earlier, one of the most difficult problems is to avoid secondary infections of the skin from scratching or from unwise self treatment. hand, and he very properly trotted out his good diamond suit. South naturally went back to hearts, and the game in hearts became the final contract. West opened the eight of spades, and East won 'with the ace. East thought to himself, "Wouldn't it be fine if my partner had no more spades and could ruff the second round." And just to try his good Someone with an itch must not jump to the conclusion that it is caused by scabies; there are many other reasons for itching and an accurate diagnosis is essential. However, there are several good treatments for scabies, but most of them may Irritate the skin as well as kill the insect so it i* not » JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service Know Your Partner And You'll Win South's jump ovcrcall of three hearts in today's hand was used to show strength. Some experts use the jump overcall as a kind of shut-out bid on comparatively weak hands, and other experts use this bid to *how a very strong hand which would welcome a light raise. It's Important, of course, to know exactly what your partner means when he makes this kind of bid. In this case, North knew that hit partner WM showing i strong NORTH 464 WEST V943 i 98542 A J 10 6 2 4K853 EAST (D) 4AQJ1095 V65 • AJ3 SOUTH 4K732 ¥AKQJ107 4 None 4A74 North-South vul. South West North 3 V Pass 4 • 4 ¥ Pass Pass East 14 Pass Pass Opening lead—4 8 fortune. East returned the queen of spades. East had his wish, but it did him no good. West ruffed the king of spades and returned a club to South's ace. South now led one of his low spades toward dummy, and West shut out dummy by ruffing with the nine of hearts. Thi s was the third and last trick for the defenders. West led another ".lub, and dummy won with the king. Declarer properly led the king of diamonds from the dummy, East covered with the ace, and South ruffed. Now declarer could lead his last spade and ruff with dummy's eight of hearts in ord?'- to cash ^he queen of diamonds and thus discard his losing club. South easily won Uit reat 4-ith the fivt high«tt trumps. East could have defeated the contract by returning a trump at the second trick. South would win, of course, but if he then led the king of spades, West would ruff and return the nine of hearts. Thus South would be prevented from ruffing any spades in the dummy. Nor could declarer establish a diamond trick since dummy Would have only one entry. At best, South, would make nine tricks. 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