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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST II, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINEfi, Publuher HARRY A RAINES, Assistant Publisher A, A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Witmer Co.. New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- offioi at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Gon- greM, October 9. 1917. ^ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier Jn the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week, By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year, 12.50 lor six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile «on«. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Unto yon, O men, I call; an* tone of man. — PTOT. S:4. voice Is to the Wisdom consists in rising superior both to madness and to common sense, and in lending one'* self to the universal delusion without becoming its dupe.— Amiel. Barbs It's a lot easier to face the music when you promote harmony. * ¥ * A friend in need usually means that somebody nuMt part with a couple of dollars. * * * It's natural for a young boy to have some gypsy in him, says a judge. Especially if he's born in a trailer home. * * * It make* <rar mouth water when we think how pumpkins wiH be looting pie eyed. * # * When the only scraps are those brushed off the dining room table, it's a happy home. McCarthy Investigators Finding six senators out of 96 who would serve on the special committee to investigate Senator McCarthy's actions was not an easy task. The selections finally made are of revealing- interests. The Republicans chosen are Senators Watkins of Utah, Case of South Dakota and Carlson of Kansas. The Democrats are Senators Edwin Johnson of Colorado, Stennis of Mississippi and Erwin of North Carolina. The argument is advanced that they were picked chiefly because they had not taken strong public -positions on McCarthy, and presumably were qualified to sit in judgment on his conduct. This may be so, but the fact is there are many senators who have avoided a public stance on the controversial Wisconsin senator. Most senators; it is quite clear,-wanted no part of this committee. Either they -face re-election contests this year, or they come from states whose political complexion is so mixed that they deem it unsafe to be involved in this ticklish matter. The outstanding thing about the' six senators named to serve is that they are in politically safe positions. Let's look at them. Watkins does not face the voters again until 1958, and of late Utah has Been pretty consistent Republican. Case and Carlson, of South Dakota and Kansas, respectively, represent states which generally run 60 to 65 per cent Republican. On the Democratic side, Johnson of Colorado is retiring from the Senate at the end of his term this year. Stennis is from politically safe Mississippi, and anyway does not come up again until 1958. Ervin is from another safe southern state, North Carolina and besides is merely an appointed interim successor to the late Senator Hoey, These are the realities which underline the selections. That the men were picked in this manner does not mean the 'inquiry will suffer. There is considerable Ability and experience among this group, and the public must now hope that it is applied with full vigor to the job at hand. The Senate launched this investigation in the shadow of a possible vote of censure against McCarthy. The action is almost without precedent in Senate history. In fairness to the public, it ought to lead to decisive findings. Yet prospects for that are not too strong at best. In setting up the group, the Senate insisted on a report by the end of the current session. This wag an effort to prevent the matter being brushed into the background until elections are past But it does not give the committee much time for study. . What it mean*'is that the group probably will devote itself largely to evaluate already existing- testimony and evidence gathered by earlier committees. But even that would be a service, and we urge that these six men now proceed to discharge their brief conscientiously. Scaling the Heights Last year a young American died high on the Himalayan peak called K-2, or Godwin Austen, the second highest in the world. Later, Dr. Charles Houston, who led the American attempt, called it the "worst and most challenging mountain in the world." The Americans suffered 10 days in foul weather at an altitude of 25,500 feet. Now we hear that a team of 10 Italians and a single Pakistani has successfully reached the summit of this 28,500-foot mountain. We know no details, only that they made it. This is a proud moment for the triumphant climbers, in whom mountain- climbing traditions are strongly bred. And it means one more defiant peak has yielded to man's insatable drive to discover and to conquer the earth he lives upon. VIEWS OF OTHERS There is so much news of poor relations between management and labor, that we tend to forget that these causes make news largely because they are exceptional rather than the rule. But a case of management-labor relations which recently made news is of a different and happier kind. Up in Massachusetts the Kartiganer Hat Company ran into financial difficulties. Its credit was , used up, and it was faced with laying off workers. Into the breach stepped the workers themselvse. As individuals, they pledged themeslevs to lend the company $200 apiece, totalling $100.000. The A. F. Of L. United Hatters, Cap and Millinery Workers agreed to lend the company another $50,000. Of course, this is not just a fine thing for th* workers and the union to do, but a very sensible thing to do. By it they assured the continuance of their own jobs. They will get their money back, presumably with interest, and insure the future. The alternative, letting the company go broke, would have probably seen most of those workers lose more than $200 in lost wages before they were again earning. Somebody has said that religion is good because it makes sense. Friendly relatinos between management and labor are good for the same reason. It is true that management and labor each has problems of its own, and sometimes they seem to be in conflict. But they have far more and greater interests in common than any that may tend to divide them. That fact needs emphasis. What happened at West Upton, Massachusetts, could not have happened unless it had been preceded by a long period of real friendship between worker at the machines and benches, and the people in the front office. There must have been a spirit of material good will and respect. That is the only safe foundation to build on.—Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. Step in Right Direction In the past, the American Army has come in for much criticism on the ground that the ratio between combat forces and support units was extravagantly in favor of the latter. In other words there were too many "chairb.orne" troops. Therefore, it was good to hear that the Pentagon is fast reducing their numbers to bring them into better balance v/ith combat forces. By July 1 next year, according to the combat forces. Pentagon, some 57 per cent of the 1,400,000 men in uniform will be in fighting units as compared with 47 per cent in 1953. Armies tend naturally to be wasteful, the safety factor leads them to seek a surplus of both men and material. The U. S. Army is particularly lavish in these respects. No one imagines its support units can be cut to the spare levels found in Communist armies. But we can be thankful the military recognizes the problem and is making progress toward a solution. SO THEY SAY How many sins have been committed or provoked by too free conversations, immodest shows and dangerous literature? How loose have consciences become and how pagan are usages? — Pope Pius XII. * * jf She (the Catholic Church) does not allow her children to engage in any activity . . . based on the false assumption that Roman Catholics, too, are still searching for the truth of Christ. — Chicago's- Cardinal Archbishop Samuel Stritch. * * * We continue to live in a world of fear, but sadly enough we today fear our fellow man more than we fear the natural world around us. — H. W. Graham, vice president, Jones & Laughlin Steel Corp. * * * Nothing is to be gained ... by shutting: our tyes to the fact that all of the people are not yetting the kind of medical care to which they art entitled, — President JCisenhowtr. The Sixty-Four-DoI!ar Question LIKE iT- ABORT? J Peter fdson's Washington Column — Open Debate in Congress Instead Of Committee Snarls U. S. Policy WASHINGTON —(NEA) —The record, of Congress in international affairs has been a notably uninspiring and 'negative thing thi year. Summing it up, it seems that foreign policy has now become more of an issue for open debate in congressional chambers, instead of something that was first threshed out thoroughly in the Foreign Relations committee of the Senate and the Foreign Affairs committee of the House. Time was when those two committees held the real statesmen of Congress. In the days of Borah, in the days of Vandenberg—even in the days when Tom Connally ran the show in the Senate and Sol Bloom ran it in the House—a record of achievement could be written at the end of any session of Congress. But not so now. Sen. Alexander Wiley of Wisconsin has little to show for his two years as chairman of the Senate foreign Relations committee. Rep. Robert Chiperfield of Illinois has hardly made a mark as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs committee and is little known. Both got their chairmanships through seniority. But other members have made the reputations. Among the Republicans. Smith of New Jersey and Knowland of California in the Senate; Vorys of Ohio, Judd of Minnesota. Fulton of Pennsylvania and Javits of New York in the House. Among the Democrats, Fulbright of Arkansas, Sparkman of Alabama and Mansfield of Montana in the Senate; Richards of South Carolina, Battle of Alabama and Hays of Arkansas in the House. But even their leadership has not counted for enough. Most of the committee time this year has . been spent on. the foreign aid bill. This is a subject that has been through the congressional mill for six years. The problems have been much the same all this time. Yet months have been taken over details in this year's hearings, as though they presented entirely new matters. Diversionary foreign-policy .debate on the floor of the Senate has been the main time-killer, however. Last year, weeks were sperit on the proposed resolution to repudiate the agreements made at Yalta and Potsdam. In the end, the whole matter was dropped and it was not revived this year .It was the Bricker amendment to redefine the President's powers in making international agreements which murdered time this year. Again the subject was dropped with nothing accomplished. Other subjects which have concerned the whole Congress more than the international affairs committees have been the debate on Indochina, the ban against admission of Red China to the United Nations, the prohibition against a Locarno type treaty, the ratification of the European Defense Community treaty and the fruitless efforts to prohibit American aid to countries that did not ratify EDC. The liaison between the State Department and the Congress on nternational affairs has probably been as good or even better than t has been in recent years. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles has been to Capitol Hill countless times to discuss Admin- istration policies. Just as often congressional leaders have been called to the State Department for special briefings. In spite of this, the Eisenhower-Dulles foreign policy is looked on with more congressional suspicion than approval. The Administration's international trade policy package .while primarily the responsibility of other committees, was sidetracked with a simple one-year extension of the present reciprocal trade agreements program. Customs simplification and amendment of the Buy American act got nowhere. The senate has ratified several treaties. They include the Korean security pact, the internationals u- gar agreement, and the universal copyright convention. Implementing legislation for this last is still hung up i n Senate Judiciary committee. The international telecommunications convention has been hung up before the Senate Foreign Relations committee since last year. Three agreements to eliminate double taxation forAmeric ans doing business with Britain, Belgium and Japan have not been acted on. It is now too late for anything to be done. But these delays hurt foreign investment, which the Administration is trying to support. Hearings have been begun only recently on a protocol to regulate opium traffic. Another protocol to amend the antisalvery convention has received no action. Such things are apparently not considered important. Adding up the whole performance, it makes a sorry record. Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD ~(NEA)— Hollywood and Grapevine :If Betty Hutton ever plays the life story of Sophie Tucker on the screen, her ex-husband Charles O'Curran will have a big slice of the profits. It's all written down on a legal document that preceded the divorce. . .Tyrone Power is warming up for another stage stint—a new play by Herman Wouk, author of "The Caine Mutiny.". . .British actor Maxwell Reed, who plays Ajax in "Helen of Troy," and his wife, Joan Collins—she's in "Land of the Pharoahs"—have separated and plan a London divorce. Alan ijaaa added some bruises and fractures to his frame in his European pictures, and isn't sore yet that he's over the accident jinx. "It was my unlucky year," he says. "I never got hurt in my life till last summer. I'm still doing my own stunts—but I'm keeping my fingers crossed." HEART TUG: Christine, the collie owned by the late Robert Walker, has been shipped to Hollywood from Houston, Tex., to become the aet of Walker's two sons, Michael and Bobby, now living with their mother, Jennifer Jones. The dog nas been in a kennel ever since Walker's death. years ago, there was talk of a film version. But it dragged on such a long time that I commented, half in jest, that I'd probably be too old for the part. That's how the talk got started." THE WORD'S AROUND publishing row that the same agent who sold that controversial life story of Marilyn Monroe to the London Empire News, tried without success to peddle it earlier to some top U. S. magazines. Right now, bets are on that Miss Crazy Hips' autobiographical confessions will never meet up with printer's ink on this side of the Atlantic. But not for lack of publisher interest. U-I starlet Colleen Miller and Betty Button's ex, Ted Briskin, are whirling even more romantically. Virginia Grey's a happy-am-I doll with her first wise-cracking role in year s in "Target—Earth." That bright green, custom-built 525,000 French automobile in "Carmen Jones" once belonged to Howard Hughes. F. Hugh Herbert of "The Moon s Blue" fame, dedicated his nov- l, "I'd Rather Be Kissed," to Wiliam Holden's daughter, Virginia. The valentine reads: "Because she is just 16, because he took the time to read and criticize this book and because he has such lovely dimples." Alma Morgan, widow of the late 'rank Morgan, broke up with her iuropean suitor. . . Fox could lave held Dan Dailey to eight more months oa his old contract, but decided to forget the penalty when he was resigned. His nervous breakdown kept him off the lot for the eight months. NOT IN THE SCRIPT: Oscar Hammerstein of "Oklahoma" and "South Pacific" fame: 'To be successful in the theater, you must have an irrational love of it. Talent is only half the battle. Ambition and industry are just as important." Elroy Hirsch won't say lefinite- ly that the '54 pro foiK-'-ail season will be his last. Between scenes «f "Unchained," he told me: "Whether T quit football depends on what kind of a year I have. Also, what happens-with this picture (in . w h i c h he plays a straight dramatic role) and my radio and TV shows." Financial blusher for stars working in "Blue Horizons" on location in Wyoming. An oil-rich Shoshone Indian extra in the film owns four new Cadillacs. The tribe recently won a $17,000,000 suit against the government, has another $18,000,000 suit pending-. 75 Years Ago In Blythevilh Jack Webb has returned from Memphis where he visited his uncl« for s^eral days. Mrs. E. R. Mason and Mrs. Fred Rutherford were guests of Mrs. C. Modinger yesterday when she entertained members of the Town and Country Club. Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Hudson and daughter, Katherine, have returned, from a ten-day tour of the East. They stopped in Baltimore, Md., Washington, D.-C,, and New York City where they visited the World's Fair. Esperanza Wayne lost her purse with $1000, copies of past income tax reports and other valuable papers at a Hollywood cafe. The empty bag was located, but not the contents. WE SHOULDN'T complain when things don't always seem to go i right. Just think of the lot of a baseball umpire. Besides wearing silly clothes, by summertime standards, he often is wrong when right and right when wrong — depending on who's at bat! — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. Henry Fonda's denying the report that he once considered himself too old to do the film version of "Mr. Roberts." . "I was never hesitant about doing the movie," he told me. "When the play was first produced seven the Doctor Says— Writtea for NEA Service By EDWIN P JORDAN. M.D, August 15 is the traditional day for the start of fall hay fever. Actually symptoms of this miserable affliction may start several days earlier or later depending on the particular region and the sensivity of the victim. This kind of hay fever, which is the most widespread and probably the most unpleasant, comes principally from ragweed and at the time when this weed starts to pollinate. The wiser victims of ragweed hay fever have taken shots or injections and should get some relief if they have. Others have planned their vacations for this time of year and may escape a lot of trouble by being in areas xvhere there is little or no ragweed. But there remain many who for one reason or another have to stick it out in some place where ragweed pollen clouds the atmosphere. What can they do to get at least some relief from their sneezing, stuffy noses and irritated eyes? Air conditioning is often quite helpful. In many air conditioned public buildings the air going in Is washed as well as cooled so that all. or most, of the pollen is removed. Even for the private home something can be done. Several small conditioning units are on the market which can be used to filter out the pollen for individual rooms. I know people who have used them never venturing outside their rooms during the "season" unless they had to. Then there are drugs both new and old. The ones which have the most dramatic effects are the an- tUiifttamine* which hive now been available for several years. These are taken by mouth and while they do not in any sense constitute a permanent cure they often bring striking relief of symptoms. But the use of these drugs is a little complicated. It is hard to choose which one to use since there are so many. Actually some seem to work better for some people and others for others. It isn't entirely safe to take these antihistamines without directions. Unpleasant side effects have been found; some people are made sleepy by some of the preparations and this can be dangerous in driving a car or a locomotive. Nevertheless a great many people are tremendously helped by drugs and air conditioning and the hay fever season is not feared as much as it used to be. sitting West, opened the nine of clubs. This seemed like an unfortunate opening lead, but the fact is that no other lead would have been any better. The queen of clubs was played from the dummy, and Eli Jaye, East, properly played low. South hastened to draw trumps .since the opening lead might have been a singleton. When declarer led a low trump from the dummy, East played low and South won with the king. Declarer had to get to dummy in order to lead trumps again. He led a low diamond, intending to finesse dummy's nine. Sheinwold was read^ for this play, however. cashed his high spades, after which he led a diamond to the dummy. East won with the king of diamonds and got out with his carefully preserved last spade, and South was then obliged to lead away from his ace of clubs and thus give' East a trick with the king of clubs. Most declarers made 10 tricks, because West" played a low diamond instead of the queen when South began that suit. Declarer properly finessed the nine, driving out East's king. Later on, a finesse of the jack of diamonds brought home two tricks in the suit. RECIPES for heat-relief are numerous. They come and go, and a lot of them work after a fshion. Almost unbelievable in this age of leaving everything up to the government, however, is this failure of Congress to enact a law simply to raise the boiling point. — Nashville (Tenn.) Banner. AN INCURABLE bureaucrat is a public official, usually appointed, who listens to weeks of testimony and argument and then decides a hearing should be held to go into the matter. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedlmont. POME In Which Is Offered Yet Another Prescription For Beating The Heat: Bring on a chill By power of will. — Atlanta Journal. RESEARCHERS report that it takes less alcohol to kill an old mouse than a young one. So that'» still an inefficient way to kill mice. unless they show you their birth certificates.—Florida Times-Union. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Pick Up Some Tips From Tourney Star The game contract in today's hand was ambitious, but not unreasonable. When the hand was played in a tournament in Long Beach, N.Y., most pairs stopped below game, in a heart contract. They all made 10 tricks, but the only pair that were ambitious enough to bid the game were unlucky enough to encounter the strongest defense. My colleague, Alfred Shemwold, NORTH 4*5 V1062 It 4QJ104 WEST EAST 4K1062 48743 VJ73 VA5 4 Q 10 5 2 4 K 7 4 498 4K763 SOUTH (D) 4AQJ VKQ984 • 83 4A52 North-South vul. South We* North la* IV Pas* 2V Pa** 3V Pass 4V Pan Pass Pas* Opening lead—• I and deftly put in the queen of diamonds. Dummy won with the ace and led a second trump, Jaye winning with the ace of trumps. East naturally returned a spade, and a finesse lost to the king. West returned the jack of hearts, and East carefully discarded a club. Now South couldn't get to dummy to repeat the club finesse. As a result, he was compelled to lose one trick in ~.ach suit. South actually drew a fourth trump and Screen Actor Answer to Previous Puzzft ACROSS 10 Rainbow 1 Screen actor, Michael 7 He is in the 13 Interstice 14 Biblical mountain" 15 Rasps 15 Miss Darcel 17 East (Fr.) 18 Conclusion, (suffix) 19 Born 21 Unkeeled 22 Compass point 23 Parent 24 Frightens 25 Measure of paper 26 Otherwise 27 Palm fruit 20 Steamer (ab.) 29 Row 21 Ransoms 30 German river (ab.) 25 Fortification 31 Gainsay 42 Assault 28 Made into Iaw 35 Point of 43 Mimics 32 Cheer minimum 44 Donate 33 Military radius (ab<) 4 5Dry assistant 34 Italian city 35 Dress feathers 36 Greeten 40 Gay 41 Redactors 43 Turkish title 46 Lair 47 Chest bone 50 freebooter 53 Legislative body M Wickeder 57 Expunged 58 Closed car* 50 Small candles DOWN 1 Storm 2 Makes mistake* 3 Tidy 4 Negative word 5 Island (Fr.) < Comforted 7 Drive insane 8 Mineral rock t Movtr'i truck 37 Diminutive of 47 Demolish Edward 48 Passage in tb« 38 Horsemen brain 39 Female saint 49 Sleeping furniture (pi., 51 Winglikepart 52 Number 54 Age 55 Snoozt

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