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?AGI SEC BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. M. W HAINES. Publisher KAJIRY A RAINES Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager folt 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 oJ Con- gratt, October 9, 1817 Member of The Associated Press gUBSCRIPTION »T e»rmr to the city of fllyt.hevilie or any •utmrban town where carrier sen-ice * maintained, 36c p*r week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $6.00 per yt*r," $2.50 for six months, f 1 .35 for three months; bv m*H anteide 50 milt ion*. §13.50 p*r y*ar p*y*bte ic adrano*. Meditations I*rd itaM 4M lead him, and there ro« wttfc Mm. — Bent. 31:11. ¥ ¥ * tl 1h* XMvin* Pres«nc« «v»r take* our circumstance* 'most re— Ai*K*a4«r MaeLaren. Barbs a Jtab aet* a nic* example — fights wh«a it's at th* end of itc string. » * ¥ JMr fc ** tort t*m« t* b« on a four-part? MM*. Htr«€ parlie* mifbt be away on • * » "To* »Mb«r ttiok out your arm when making i yot*r auto, or yo* stick out your neck. It* t«iehwt way ** httsfeaadc to Irritate to ta *toy o*t toe mneh — or star home to* ABC*. * * * W»eh»ad trip* l«t telfce discover ttoat they can f*t more beaMh owt of the open country than out of a medicine bottle. Faubui'"College" Life Fogs Real Campaign Issue Orval Faubus seemingly committed a political indiscretion when he injected Into the current gubernatorial compaign the issue of his being (or not being) a student at now-defunct Commonwealth College at Mena. The Red-branded institution folded, under the spotlight of investigation, but- interest in it was revived when Faubus cried out against Gov. Francis Cherry that it was unfair to connect him (Faubus) with the institution. Up to the time of Faubus' lament, nothing had been said in the campaign concerning the challenger's connection with that or any other, college. But once the "unfair" charge was hurled at Governor Cherry, he picked it up and proceeded to drive home a few truths about Faubus' college life on Commonwealth campus. All of which we view^as very unimportant as to the relative merits of Faubus' attempts to win the governor's chair. However, we're not sure this isn't presicely the reason for Faubus' letting the cat out of the bag. This unimportant issue thus far has served to keen the campai.cm spotlight away from the real issues of th« campaign which have nothing to do with Commonwealth College. ' Voters must decide only if they want to retain Gov. Francis Cherry's independent form of government for all the people or whether they want to return Sid McMath's gang to the State House. Another Meeting The Soviet Union obviously thinks it has the West conference-happy. First there was Berlin, and then Geneva. Now the Reds want another meeting, this time to talk about a new collective security system for Europe. The proposal is a trap, and all indications are that the West recognizes it as such. Russia would like nothing better than to keep the Western powers tied up indefinitely in one conference after another, so long as these meetings are in progress, the West does little toward forwarding the development of its own vitally necessary plans for security. From the Communist viewpoint, the Berlin conference was pretty much a flop. The West showed a surprising unity and refused to fall for various fraudulent proposals advanced by Moscow. But Geneva was something else. Emboldened by the deteriorating French military position in Indochina, the Communists came fairly close to getting everything they asked for in the agreed truce. It was a signal victory for communism in Asia, and tht Reds already are exploiting it to the hilt. In this situation it is natural enough they should want another try at recouping in Europe. That is the one area where the West has developed really effective program of defense. Not all these are in being, but enough of them are to give the Kremlin genuine concern. NATO is the kingpin of the European defense setup today, and the European Defense Army is the plan which can put the final seal of usefulness on that organization. But because EDC involves German armed units among other, France has been tragically reluctant to approve the plan. And it is this reluctance, plus widespread neutralist spirit in France and elsewhere, that Russia has sought again and again to turn to its advantage. As usual, Russia plays upon the gullibility of many Europeans by tossing out tempting offers. It has even revived its earlier proposal that the Soviet Union itself poin NATO. Were that ever agreed to, NATO's value as a security aggangement would quickly ended. No doubt the Kremlin realizes this won't be taken seriously. What it may conference could be held which might earnestly hope, however, is that another drag on so long that all prospect of French ratification of EDC would be over. The West has lost enough at Geneva through the Indochina truce. Let us not help the Communists to further their goal of world conquest by sitting down with them again to discuss Europe. If we may end only by making Europe secure for the Communists. VIEWS OF OTHERS Get It Straight The case of Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer has resulted in confusion. Let's get the facts straight. Oppenheimer was found to b« a "security" risk and not a "loyalty risk." This decision was found by men of the very highest integrity,, Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives. The decision does not mean that Oppenheimer is not a loyal American. There was no direct evidence that he ever was disloyol, that he ever gave away government secrets, or plotted against the government. The decision does mean that Oppenheimer cannot be trusted with government secrets because of his association with Communists and because he lied to government security agents. Thus the decision is not a reflection on his judgement, his discreation, and his character. As a security risk, Oppenheimer is classed with drunks, sexual deviates, and blabber-mouths although he is not any of these himeslf. The point is a drunk, a sexual deviate, and a blabbermouth may De brilliant, may hold a PhD degree, and may be loyal. But he's not a good man to have around where there are secrets. The question has been raised, "How can they ban Oppenheimer from atom secrets when he knows it all anyhow?" obviously, the government cannot put Oppenheimer in a cage or seal his lips. But in his position as an adviser to the government, he had access to certain information affecting the security of the nation. A lot of it had nothing directly to do with the making of atom or hydrogen bombs. He will no longer be exposed to these secrets. There's one more point to keep in mind. The Atomic Energy Commission, when it turned Oppenheimer down, did not base its decision on the the fact the scientist failed to support the deve- lopmen of the H-bomb. Because Oppenheimer is one of the world's most brilliant atomic scientists, some of his fellow Brains have resented the fact the government eased him out of the picture. Part of this resentment probably stems from a lack of knowledge or the true facts of the case. But there have been broad hints that from now on, it will be difficult for the government to hire scientists. What this actually amounts to is a threat to boycott the government and that is inexcusable conduct for any" citizen. No scientist or anyone else who conducts himself as a sensible and decent person should ought to fear government service. But the government does not want persons who like to hobnob with sworn enemies of the United States.—Kingsport (Tenn.) News. SO THEY SAY I am ready at all times to express the thanks of the British people for the massive aid we and other free countries have received frome the United States.—Winston Churchill. * * * There are no words in the language to describe the crimes of the Communist regime that has just collapsed.—President Carlos Armas of Guatamala ruling junta. * * * The Communist idea is dead in Soviet Russia. I don't think so about China.—Former Red Army Maj. Grcgori Klimov. * # # Long ago I defined treaties with totalitarians as a. system under which the faithful are always bound and the faithless always free. — British Tory Lord Vansittart. And So on and So on, Down Through the Years Erskine Johnson HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NBA) —Exclusively Yours: Betty Hutton and Sophie Tucker have agreed to agree after some strained relations. Bouncin' Betty's warming up again to play the last of the Red Hot Mamas in a proposed Tucker filmbiography and Sophie's beaming. Betty was touted off the Tucker role a few months back, much to Sophie's disappointment. But a doll can change her mind, and Betty changed it. That's the reason for her surprise "Friendship, Friendship" on-stage appearance at Sophie'* opening at Giro's. Burt Lancaster's "Apache." Audrey Dalton surprised Hollywood when it turned out that she had gone through the entire filming of Bob Hope's ''Casanova's Big Night" in an "interesting condition" and gave birth to a daughter six weeks after the picture wound up. Winks L'l Audrey: "And I'd do it again. Why should people know? The wardrobe people knew, but nobody else did until I told them." Ed son's Washington Column — Guatemalans Need a Planned Program to Resist Commies WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Throwing: the Communist-dominated government out of Guatemala does not mark the end of much needed reform in that Centra American republic. It is just a new beginning. The reform is needed not only within the Guatemalan government, but also to a considerable extent in U. S. relations toward Guatemala. For a strong case can be made that the rise of Communism in Guatemala was as nuch the result of a bad-neighbor policy on the part of the U. S. as t was the capture of the country by a Commie fifth column. What the political, social and economic policies of the new three- man junta under Col. Carlos Castillo Armas may be. have not yet been fully disclosed. They are said to be anti-Communist and pro-U. S.—which is a fine start. / They have said that they will keep the land reform law of the old Arbenz regime, which split up • the big estates and gave land to the peons as tenants of the government. Colonel Armas intends to make them the owners, though how the original owners are to be paid has not been explained. What is needed is a broad program to raise the standard of living for the two million of Guatemala's three million people who are illiterate Indians. The U. S. government has taken the first step towards a possible reform of its own attitude towards Guatemala and all of Latin America by the Department of Justice antitrust suit filed against United Fruit. The complaint charges monopolistic control over the banana trade and related industries.' While this company is recognized as well - managed, paying high wages, taking care of its em- ployes and contributing a great deal to the economies of a dozen Central American countries over the past 50 years, some of its practices have been open to criticism. One of the most impartial authoritative studies to date of the Guatemalan economy and United Fruit's position in it was made in 1951 by an International Bank of Reconstruction survey mission. It was headed by Dr. George E. Britnell of University of Saskatchewan and included as U.S. members Dr. Ralph H. Allee, director of the Inter-American institute of Agricultural Science and Maj.-Gen. Edmund H. Leavey of the Army Corps of Engineers. This is one excerpt from the Bank's report on United Fruit and its subsidiary International Railway control of the Guatemalan port facilities at Puerto Barrios on ;he Gulf: "In brief, Guatemala agreed hat until the year 2004, the railway might operate free of taxa- ion on its properties, free of pay- nent of duties on its imports, ree of control on its rates except as to verv liberal maxima, and free of competition from other railways. Ownership or control of property in Puerto Barrios gives the railway company a virtual monopoly on the construction and operation of piers and on the use of inshore harbor area." The bank's mission recommended a complete overhaul of the Guatemalan tax system to raise the equivalent of an additional S8 million and balance its budget as of 1949, at around $50 million. The country then had no income taxes, no liquor taxes, and such taxes as were authorized were largely evaded. Foreign enterprises were largely exempt, except for small export taxes on agricultural products. "A provision of U. S. law allows these corporations to be credited, for income tax purposes, with the amount of taxes on their net income paid to other countries," the bank report pointed out. "Thus additional revenues of at least SI million might readily be obtained without adding to the international tax burden of foreign investors. This question cannot be solved, however, until the more general one of readjustment of existing contracts is settled." As a long-range program, the bank mission recommended rural, educational, industrial and transport development. Only this kind of program with plenty of American technical assistance to give the Guatemalan people themselves a better break, can really resist communism. NOW IT CAN BE TOLD that Van Heflin and his wife Frances had a near brush with tragedy. One of their new baby's lungs was collapsed at birth and Francis was rushed to the hospital with complications three hours before the time set for her Caesarian. But m&ma and child are now out of danger. Hollywood censors are clutching their scissors waiting for Anthony Quinn's Italian starrer, "Attila, the Hun." Love scenes between the star and Italian beauty Sophia Loren are said to be scorchers. Cecil B. DeMille, readying "The Ten Commandments" for the screen, is insisting, as usual, that all of his actresses are intelligent as well as beautiful. Says DeMille: "The most beautiful girl I have ever seen in Hollywood, when asked about her acting experience, replied: ... "Whatever I have did, I have did good." THEEE WILL BE no Marlene Dietrich type peek-a-boo gown for Mae West when she plays her first night-club engagement at the Sahara Hotel in Las Vegas. Rehearsing with Louise Beavers —"Beulah, peel me a grape"—the still well-preserved Marilyn Monroe of the early '30's, told me: "The public knows what I have. I don't have to expose It." Marilyn's wiggle has been corn- pared to Mae's Diamond Lil walk but Mae can't speak with authority on the subject because she says she's never seen MM on the screen. "She's the Mae West type, though," she admitted. "So is Mamie Van Dorn." Since 1944, when she made "The Heat's On," her last movie, Mae's been playing Diamond Lil in yearly stage tours and she now has plans for a telefilm series. There's concern, she admits, about her "sex personality" — "even the simplest things I say sound naughty." But there is, she says, sponsor interest. There's-box-office-in - TV note: Three video names, Herb Shriner, Paul Winchell and Sam Levinson are heading current Las Vegas shows. Not to mention the three big films for Merle Oberon after her "comeback" on Ford TV The- a:er. The scars left on Merle'* face by a make-up ailment, by the way, have now been erased through a new medical technique. She no longer requires special make-up. Ed Gardner, retiring as Archie on Duffy's Tavern to return to writing, directing and producing, was the husband of Oscar-winner Shirley Booth when he first became an actor. Now married to pretty Simone, the mother of his two sons, he's telling it: "Shirley wanted me to take die* tion lessons. Simone wants me to be literary so our grandchildren won't remember me as a bum comic." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— Mr«. Theodore Logan 'entertained with a three-course luncheon, yesterday at her home for members of the Double Four Bridge club. Doris and Nancy worthy of Marked Tree arrived this morning to spend several days visiting their aunt, Mrs. Loy Welch. Miss Jo Tucker of Little Rock, houseguest of Mr. and Mrs. Byron, Morse and family, was complimented with a' bridge luncheon yesterday given by Mrs. R. D. Hughe*. Prizes, were awarded Miss Mary Borum and Miss Mildred Lou Hubbard. WIFE: "I didn't like that new secretary of yours so I discharged her this morning." Husband: "Before she had a. chance?" Wife: "Before you had a chance!" — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. MAXINE and LaVerne Andrews are working up a new sister act. They lost Patty to the lure of solo stardom. SIGN in a baseball umpire's of'ice: "Public opinion pollsters say eight per cent of the public has no opinion. I never met any of these charming people." — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus). IT SEEMS that many Hollywood divorces are caused by the fact that some people have a very low standard of living. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. JOHN LANDY, the speedy Australian, who ran the mile in 3:58, says he gets in shape by chasing butterflies. And a lot of people get butterflies without running a mile for them. — New Orleans States. LITTLt La- Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Eternal vigilance must be the watchword when it comes to considering the venereal diseases — syphilis and gonorrhea. In one sense there is reason to be pleased with the progress of the battle against these diseases and in another we can be far from satisfied. On the favorable side the following figures can be mentioned: There has been a steady decline in the deaths from syphilis from 7.1 per cent per 100,000 population in 1939 to 3.7 per 100,000 in 1952; there has been a decline in infant deaths from syphilis from 0.57 per 1000 live births in 1939 to 0.02 per 1000 live births in 1952. First admissions to mental hospitals due to syphilis have dropped from 6,6 per 100,000 population in 1939 to 2.1 in 1951. The number of reported cases of congenital syphilis has gone down from 17,600 in 1941 to 8,021 in '"53. Finally the rates for reported primary and secondary syphilis have dropped from 75.68 per 100,000 population iri 1947 to 6.27 per 100,000 population in 1953. So much for the favorable aspects of the campaign against syphilis. But this is a disease of youth with the risk greatest in the age group of 15 to 24, and in one study of early syphilis in this age group in a large city the rate was found actually higher in 1950 than in 1940. Furthermore, in the list of reportable communicable diseases (catching diseases) gonorrhea ranks second and syphilis third—not a very satisfactory record. It Is estimated that at this time in the United States there are two million persons who need tront.- ment for syphilis and approximately 91,000 civilians who acquired that disease last year. of late syphilis. The annual cost of maintaining the syphilitic blind is estimated at $12,500,000. In 1950 it was estimated that the loss of income from persons dying of syphilis was 3136,000,000. So far as gonorrhea.is concerned there is even less evidence that the problem is nearing solution. In 1952, for example, over 240,000 cases were reported to state health departments. Furthermore it is estimated that unreported cases far outnumber those which are reported and that therefore the true annual frequency is more than a million cases. Since this disease can now be treated quite successfully if found early, the great problem remains that of finding all cases, beginning proper treatment promptly, and avoiding the spread .of the disease to others. The seriousness of the venereal disease problem cannot be exaggerated. While encouraging progress has been made, any relaxation of effort to combat these two diseases will bring about untold trouble, suffering and unnecessary expense to the entire community. partner with a very fine hand. South headed for a slam as soon as his partner opened the bidding, for which he can hardly be blamed. At that, the play for slam was quite reasonable, depending on a diamond finesse at worst. Perhaps if you were playing the hand, you would say that the slam depends on the diamond finesse— Prettiest scenery of the week: Connie Buck, the Miss Apache, beating the publicity torn toms for NORTH (D) 4 VQJ3 • QJ10984 *Q86 WEST EAST AQ9542 AJ86 ¥A874 VK9652 4K73 462 + 5 4432 'OUTH ^K1073 ¥10 #i_KJ1097 North-|puth vul. North East South West 1 4 Pass 3 A 3 • Pass 4 N.T. 5 • Pass 6 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead Pass Pass Pass 4 4 • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service You'd Be Proud of This Opening Bid North wasn't proud of his opening bid, and no wonder. Queens ar.d jacks are very useful cards. to be sure, but, an, opening bid with only one ace and with no kings at all is a rather doubtful It is a costly disease because oi ] venture. the risk* from the disabling effects ' North happened to catch his pure and simple. If so, look again. South has an additional resource which he should not neglect. When the hand was actually played, West opened the four of spades and dummy won with the ace. Declarer then made the key play by leading the low heart from ' the dummy. East should have stepped up with the king of hearts, but not one player in a thousand would make this fine play. The actual East played low, and South's ten forced out Wests' ace of hearts. West shifted to trumps, and dummy won with the eight of clubs. Now declarer led the queen of hearts from dummy and East forlornly played his king. Naturally, this was exactly what South had been hoping for. He ruffed the king of hearts, ruffed a spade to get back to dummy-, and led the jack of heart* in order to discard his losing diamond. From here on it was plain sailing. South took the ace of diamonds, ruffed his last low spade in the dummy, and ruffed a diamond to return to his own hand in order to draw trumps. It isn't the minutes you put in pt the table that make you fat— I f's the seconds. [ Like Peas In a Pod Answer to ACROSS 1 and Mike 4 Bread and 8 Glance over 12 Exist 13 Sea eagle 14 Musical quality 15 Indian weight 16 Lively dances 18 Packed iGo by 2 Region 3 Extreme revolutionist 4 Deserve 5 "Emerald Isle" 6 Girl's name 7 and crumpets 8 Cast first 9 Sea duck 20 Poker stakes 121 Cereal 122 In of i duty 24 and parcel (26 Pealed ,27 Plunder 130 Each 132 Calm 34 Supple 35 Wipes out 36 Superlative • suffix 37 Liquid measure 39 The acid 40 His bark is worse than his 41 Without or hindrance 42 Conscious 45 Brighter 49 Confirmed 51 George and Gershwin 52 Level 53 French head 54 Nothing 55 Smoke 56 Famous garden 47 and haw 25 Sacred bull TL 26 Pay 10 Prince Ch arles27 Placing again and Princess 28 Individuals - 29 The - of a 11 Cape bad lot 17 Peril 31 Imitated 19 Appointments 33 Grader 23 Place within 38 Made a home 24 Beyond the — 40 Verge 41 Burdened 42 State 43 Flourish 44 Toward the sheltered sid* 4 6 Allot 47 City in Pennsylvania 48 Chest rattle 50 Consumed IS 40 21 Hi Hi "H f>0 ^ 36 10 5? 14 to 17

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