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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST 12, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher BAARY A HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallact Witmer Co, New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. _^_^_ __ Entered a» itcond class matter at the post- cffiot at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- October 9, 1911 Member 'of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city oi Blytheville or any tuburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius oi 50 miles, $5.00 per year $2 50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. __ Meditations But Sfhon kin* of Heshbon would not let us by him: for the Ix>rd thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hands, as appeareth this day. Deut 2:30. * ¥ # Whatever excites the spirit of contraditcion is capable of producing the last effects of heroism; which is only the highest pitch of obstinacy, in a good or bad cause, in wisdom of foil.—Azlitt. Barbs Why don't tire manufacturers advertise that a driver who wins a big race with their product did it in nothing flat? * # # Workers in a vegetable market in Indiana went OB strike. It sounds like a lot of rot to us. * * * Modern eating habits are partly responsible for crime, according to a doctor. Moybe the crime is what you have to pay for the food. * * ¥ People who don't even have the nerve to begin are the lint to criticize the quitter. * * * The housing situation in some cities still is no laughing matter, but folks continue to double up. Foreign Aid Funds Must Be Cut Wisely It is that time of year when we must observe that the progress of foreign-aid legislation through Congress has followed its usual wearisome course, only to wind up within respectable distance of President Eisenhower's original goal. Ever since early 1948. foreign-aid bills, first strictly economic and later a mixture of economic and military, have been chopped at vigorously with congressional axes. Almost without exception, the whacking eventually cut so deep it raised the alarming prospect that the objectives of foreign assistance could not be attained. At the point, either the White House or other key public sources spoke up in protest, and enough of the cut was restored to bring the measure to decent proportions. Well, so it has been in 1954. Mr. Eisenhower sought $3,440,000.000 for these purposes. The House cut this to $3,338,000,000. The Senate Foreign Committee peeled off another slice and got it down to 83,100,000,000. The final blow was the hardest of all. The Senate, in floor debate, slashed foreign aid below $2,700,000,000, about three - quarters of a billion beneath the President's request. Mr. Eisenhower felt this was just too much, and spoke out against the wholesale chopping, as he has in former years. Thereupon the House-Senate conference committee reconciling differences on the measure put back $319,000,000 and lifted the total to $3,054,568,000. No one wants to argue that Congress should not take a hard look at foreign aid or any other money-authorization program. It has a duty to do just that. But it also has a duty to cut funds responsibly, rather than to slash wildly, safe in the knowledge that foreigners don't vote in American elections. There has been virtually no year when Congress did not at some stage cut foreign aid below levels deemed wise, only to put back part of the cut when the protests grew strong, Yet, through all this post war span, the lawmakers have managed to keep their economy urges under firm control whenever large do- mtfitie authorizations were at stake. Some day it may occur to more than a few of these fellows that the voters detect the hollow sound of their economy clamor. If economy does not begin at home, at least it ought to reach that far But that seems about the last place a Washington lawmaker wants to have it. Passing the Ammunition Humors are gathering force to the •ftot that th* Mundt »uboo»mitU« which inquired into the Army-McCarthy dispute this spring will not issue any kind of report until after the November election. Since any report is likely to increase the divisive factors at work within the Republican Party, one can understand how some GOP senators might argue the wisdom of delaying a decision. Yet they ought to realize that such a strategy can backfire politically. In 1952 the Republicans campaigned heavily against what they called the '''mess in Washington." The point made again and again was that the Truman regime was doing nothing to clean ist own house. Now outstanding are serious charges made by some Republicans against other Republicans. Long hearings were held to weigh these accusations. If the findings should be suppressed because of an approaching election, won't GOP politicians be giving Democrats the same • sort of ammunition they themselves fired in 1952? VIEWS OF OTHERS A Fearless Man Speaks Courageous Korean President Sygman Rhee shocked some people in his noteworthy speech before Congress because he advocated something besides acquiscence and surrender to Communist aggression. Sygman Rhee is not willing to sit back and concede Communist gains just because the Red aggression has been successful. He is no defeatist or appeaser. He is a leading fighter for freedom. President Rhee said an army of two million Asiatics could be formed from Koreans and Chinese Nationalists to invade the Chinese main land and drive out the Russian-supported aggressors who were successful in suppressing freedom because the United States backed its friendly allies with "too little, too late". The Korean President said this force of Asiatics would have to be backed by American planes and American naval forecs to Blockade the coast of Red China. It is, of course, highly unlikely American forces, would be so committed, but we cannot help but think of the great gains that might have been made for freedom if such realistic action had been taken during the Chinese Communist invasion of Korea and aggression against American troops there. The Rhee remarks were shocking primarily becaust the attitude of the free world too generally, has been to oppose the Communists—with halfway measures—wherever the Reds attack, but to let them keep whatever gains their aggression brings them. Communism has advanced so far because we have so often given up. Though Sygman Rhee's plan is an extreme one, it is a welcome contrast to hear such a fearless and determined voice raised amid the wails of the appeasers.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. Just For A Change Just for a change, perhaps it is a good idea to point out some of the good things that are true. The suggestion interested the editor of the Lions News in Atlanta to such an extent that he included a summary of things that might make people a little bit happier if they knew about them. In the cause of cheerfulness these are passed along to others: "The daily news is filled with headlines about casualties, divorces, murders, strikes, as we all know. Is it any wonder that a man is afflicted with heart trouble, insomnia and ulcers? "Just came across some figures that give a different, healthy slant on things 33,000,000 couples won't get a divorce next year; 87,000,000 people will drive 350,000,000,000 miles without being killed; 21,000,000 teenagers won't land in a juvenile court; 14,000,000 passengers wont be killed in airplane accidents; and each day there will be an average of 14,800,000 organized workers at work. "Don't you feel better already?"—Augusta (Ga.) Chronicle. SO THEY SAY There is an area (on the Antartic Contintnt) as large as the United States that has never, to my knowledge, been seen by human beings.—Adm. Richard Byrd. * # # We now know that atomic energy can be used to generate electric power.—AEC Chairman Cole. * * * Every nation' of the free world except the U. S. is practically helpless before the Soviet Communists—Senator Symington (D., Mo.). * * * We have as much chance of appeasing Russia's insatiable demands as justice and freedom have of functioning inside the Iron Curtain.— Dr. You Chan Yang, South Korean ambassador to XT S. * * * The Informed man-in-the-street (in Moscow generally believes that Soviet Russia will b* engaged in a general war within five yews.—Uliu» Amoss, retired U. S. Air Force colonel. * * ¥ If necessary, we will fight to the last drop of American blood . . . fight alone if we are forced to it... to A glorious victory which will make liberty safe throughout th« land.—Senator Neely (D., W. Va.). * * * Reason and peace have won.—PY«nch Premier Mendef-France, ou Indochina true*. Your Cue, Amigo" Pefer Ed son's Washington Column — Democrat Is Given a Tough Job That No Republican Would Take By DOUGLAS LAKSEN NE/ Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON—(NEA)— Eager as the Republican National Committee is to pass out federal jobs to loyal party workers, it had to agree to pass one out to a Democrat the other day. No GOP politicians back home can squawk, however, because they all had a crack at filling it but failed to come up with a qualified taker. This perplexing personnel problem originated with the Supreme Court through Associate Justice Felix Frankfurter. Justice Frankfurter is a member of the National Historical Publications Commission which passes on the printing of historical documents at public expense. For several years he has been needling the commission to approve the preparation of the full transcript of the first session of Congress held in 1789. It's the only transcript of a session which is missing and the members of the Court have felt that they needed it as a clue to the "intent of Congress" on certain actions it took during its historic first session. There's a published "Official Journal" which does not contain the record of any debate. And a free-lance stenographer who covered the meeting, Thomas Lloyd, printed and sold brief portions of the verbatim record. He took the remarks and debate down in a shorthand system which he invented. But the full text of Lloyd's short- hand notes, in two volumes in the possession of the Library of Congress, has never been transcribed. It's this job which Frankfurter finally got the NHPC to approve, to be done under the auspices of the National Archives. This is when the Republican National Committee got into the act. The archives operates under General Services Administration and SA, through proper channels, notified the committee that a person was needed for this chore. The committee's delight at latching on to this unique bit of patronage—$6,000 for a year's work —turned to chagrin after a couple of months when it was discovered that no good Republican was either able to transcribe Mr. Lloyd's notes, or interested in trying. Finally someone from the committee called archives with the statement: '"Find your own stenographer for the job, even if it's a Democrat." With this green light Dr. Philip M. Hamer, director of the NHPC, set out to recruit someone. Probably because Dr. Hamer travels in different circles than most Republican politicians he got on the trail of a Mrs. Marion R. Tinling who was an editorial assistant for the California State Dept. of Education. Mrs. Tinling had made herself the only living expert on the Lloyd system by locating a copy of & textbook which he had written on it, in the New York Public Library. At the time she was working for the Huntington Library in San Ma- rino, alif., attempting to transcribe the diary of a Philadelphia printer named Matthew Carey which had been written in the Lloyd system. She later transcribed the diaries of William Byrd, one of the founders of the famed Virginia family, also written in the Lloyd system. When Dr. Hamer contacted her about the opening she jumped at the chance. She got a year's leave of absence from her other job and is in town now, ready to go. She admits she was a little dismayed when she first saw the two documents she will be working on for the next year. "His writing is so small," she says, "and I've kind of forgotten parts of the system." She says it's similar to modern systems. There are no vowels and there are little scrawl s for the consonants. "But I think that after I get used to the vocabulary of that time I'll be able to move right along with a typewriter." The job involves about 200,000 words. Lloyd's notes which she will work from are brown from age. But the paper is in good shape. There are still bits of four-leaf clovers which he placed between the pages. Mrs. Tinling is middle-aged and looks like a schoolteacher. She's completely unabashed about being a Democrat in a Republican administration. "Maybe I shouldn't even admit it," she says, "but that's my party." the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. More than 22 million nely decayed teeth are believed to develop each year among the 38 million children between six and 18 years of age in the United State.. Probably 15 out of 100 adults have artificial teeth, and another 20 out of the hundred should have them. No wonder our dentists are busy All of us can help to lessen tooth decay.* One measure which i s particularly important for children is the maintenance of a good diet. This involves adequate amounts of milk and milk products, fruits, vegetables, cereals, eggs, lean meat, poultry, fish and whole grain bread. In fact, anything which aids the body to keep in good health, including diet, also apparently helps to lessen the amount of decay. Mouth cleanliness is also important. Food particles easily catch in the teeth, decay rapidly, and in doing so, injure the hard surfaces of the teeth. It is best to brush the teeth after each meal; if this can't be done rinsing the mouth with waterwill help some. Those grownups who do not already knoxv it, should be instructed by their dentists as to just how their teeth should be brushed, and children should receive the same instruction as early in life as possible. In some cases, too, dental floss can be used between the teeth to clean out food particles, but instruction in how to do this is de-' sirable, in order to avoid injuring the gums. There is much reason io believe that sweets injure the hard tissue, or enamel of the teeth. For this reason candy and other sweets abouid b« taken in moderation aod the mouth always 'washed or rinsed promptly, immediately thereafter. It is hardly necessary to add that all of us should go regularly to the dentist ho can identify small cavities or difficulties early and correct them promptly. All this means we carry our own responsibility for our teeth, even if the highly desirable addition of fluorides to the public water supply is greatly extended. A NEW MEXICO safety council wants to substitute two hours in jail for a $15 speeding fine since "everyone has just 24 hours a day, and a two-hour sentence would penalize the rich and poor equally." Time maybe is money, but don't you know some folk who seem able to waste both? — Asheville (N.C.) Citizen. AMERICA is a great country. Where else can you sleep all night in a good bed, get up and take a nice bath, eat a delicious breakfast, crank up your expensive automobile and drive down to the post office and get your unemployment check? — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. LITTLi L/Z— Sometimes the world seems to b« mode up entirely of*electron$, protons, neutrons ond morons. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE How'd You Play This Bridge Hand? By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Many experts would open the North hand with a bid of two no- trump, which usually indicates a count of 22 to 24 points in high cards. In this case, the North hand counts 10 only 21 points, but the strong five-card suit is ample compensation. When North actually opened with NORTH (D) 12 4AQJ96 V AJ6 4AQ + K64 EAST 452 V 10983 4K73 4 A 10 8 7 SOUTH WEST 4 10873 VK72 • J 10 9 8 + Q9 ( 4K4 VQ54 48542 4J532 North-South vul. N*rth East South We* 14 Pass 1 N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pa« Opening lead—* J one spade, South made the natural response of on* no-trump. The response showed at least 6 points in high cards, and North therefore knew that the combined count was at least 27 points. North therefore wasted no time in getting to game. West opened the jack of diamonds, dummy's queen was finessed, and ~ ' won with the king. East returned the seven of diamonds, and dummy won with f*e ace. South could now expect to win five spade tricks, together with the two red aces. He needed two additional tricks, and he could get to his hand only once, with the king erf spade*, to do whatever Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (NEA)— Exclusively Yours: It's supposed to be hush-hush, but there's a chunk of Joseph Kennedy's moolah in the new tele-film series starring his son-in-law, Peter Lawford. But it will only make him richer, according to spies who have seen the Lawford films in the projection room. Mama has stopped ruffling her maternal feathers over daughter Pier Angeli's romance with James Dean, the New York actor in ''East of Eden." A. couple of Sunday night suppers on the family patio turned the trick. "It's for keeps," Alexis Smith and Craig Stevens told me when I checked on their reconciliation at furniture designer Betty Bowman's big party. Happily for Craig, the reunion in Europe didn't lose him the lead' role in the upcoming telefilm version of "Tales of the Texas Rangers." Yvonne de Carlo's new mystery Romeo is Claude Boissol, a French screen-writer who made her forget about English actor Robert Ur- quart when they met in Paris during her parlex-vousing in "Castiglione." JOANNE DRU is Errol Flynn's costar in, "The Black Prince" and they've decided that they're related via Dick Haymes. She was married to Dick ,who was married to Errors ex-wife, Nora Haymes, or are you already confused? London's small fry gave Hop- along Cassidy and his wife, Grace Bradley, an hysterical welcome. But Hoppy was ready to ride for the hills when a London newspaper reported he has had five wives. Hoppy and Grace are on an "Operation Friendship" tour of Great Britain. Esther Williams is calling her summer nitery tour as a song- dance-and-jokes girl, "The Dry Dock Show." Not even water from a squirt gun. Paul Gilbert, TV's "The Duke," is the week-end star at Esther and Ben's Trails. Jean Peters, who recently wed work was necessary. Many players might be tempted to use the one entry to the South hand in order to lead a club towards dummy's king. This play must lead to immediate defeat if East happens to have the ace of clubs. Even if West has the ace of Clubs and plays it at once, however, the plan will come to nothing. West will take the ace of clubs (if he has it) and two diamond tricks, and can then give dummy the lead with a spade. Dummy will eventually have to give up the setting trick in the shape of either a club or a heart. Foreseeing all of this, declarer decided to go after the hearts instead of the clubs. He led a spade from dummy to hi« king and successfully finessed the jack of hearts. Then he ran the spades. West had to make one discard on the last spade. He dared not blank the king of hearts, and hesitated to discard one of his good diamonds. He therefore 'iscarded the nine of clubs, leaving himself with the blank queen. Thereupon declarer led a low club from the dummy. East dared not put up the ace, and West was therefore forced to win with his blank queen. West could take his two good diamond tricks, but be then had to lead away from the king of hearts, giving declarer the contract. Stuart Cramer m, lives on California Street in Washington, D. C. . . .A millionaire, Walter Chrysler, Jr., is the angel who put up the money for "The Millionaires," starring Katherine Hepburn. PREVIEW for the kids of Walt Disney's $9,000,000 "Disneyland," opening next summer on 160 acre* in. Orange County, 45 minute* from Hollywood and Vine: A space ship in which junior will be shaken out of his seat at th« blast-off. A trip over Peter Pan'* London, with pirates firing ping- pong balls as you approach Never-Never Land. A voyage through tropical waters capped by Neptune jumping into the craft as you cross the equator. Walt's expecting 5,000,000 visitors a year to his juvenile World's Fair, a monument to his cartoon characters. Report that Hildegarde Neff is about to wed Sir Carol Reed, the British director, couldn't be less accurate. He's happily married to Penelope Dudley Ward. "IT'S THE ERA of great musicals and I want to be around for them." Marc Platt's reason for returning to Hollywood after disappearing in TV. Marc of the dancing feet won stardom in "Down to Earth" with Rita Hayworth and "Tonight and Every Night," then did a vanishing act worthy of Houdini in 1947. Back on the screen in MGM'a "Seven Brides," he's confessing TV didn't turn out to be the carpet of clover he thought it would be, but: "When I left Hollywood, t toW myself I'd come back at the ri£ht time- Now I'm sure that "big musicals mil jam pack theatre* again." Miriam Nelson, who's finally de- • cided to shed Gene Nelson, ia in top demand in the game of staging night-club acts. She just finished a job for TV' S the Cheerleaders, seen in the College at Musical Knowledge. 75 Years Ago In BlythtYill* — Mr. and Mrs. George M. Lee entertained 40 guests with a dancing party last night at the Woman's club in celebration of Mr. Lee'» birthday. Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Logan and Mr. and Mrs. Max Logan will leave tomorrow for Raleigh, N. C., for a vacation to be spent with Walter Logan. Miss Virginia Martin went to Little Rock yesterday to spend tlfa weekend. Later, she saw the pants lying un- mended on a chair and the door to the basement open. "Are you running around down there with your pants off?" she shouted. "No, ma'am," came back an indignant roar. "I'm reading the gaa meter. — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. UNEMPLOYED Americans must be too busy to work. The government has asked for $350,000 to import more Mexicans to help on the farms. —- Memphis Press-Scimitar. LOYALTY and freedom are two two words that shouldn't have to be defined. For, when we define them, we only demonstrate that we aren't so sure ourselves just what they are. — Savannah Morning News. FATHERS are people who boast and chuckle about the tricks they did as kids, and then whale the tar out of their kids for doing the samt thing. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Time*. Sea Life Answer to Previous Puzzl* ACROSS 54 Termini 1 Marine animal ^ Legal point 5 New England 56 Not as much food fish 8 Game fish 12 Learning 13 Drink mad* with malt 14 Individual* 15 Egyptian goddess 16 Born 17 Fail to hit 18 It is (contr.) 19 Fruits 21 Female saint (ab.) 22 Jeer 24 Implement* 26 Penetrate 28 Tin-lead alley M Summer (Ft.) 30 Scottish aider 31 Rebel (ab.) S3 Feminine appellation 13 Spiritual nourishment 15 Natives of Latvia 38 Companions 3d App«an 41 Worthless table scrap 47 Social insect 46 Scottish sheepfold 47 neum (comb, form) 41 Rowing implement 00 Endure 91 Skater's paradise •8 Boundary (comb, form) DOWN 1 Apertures 2 DyestuHf 3 Ascended 4 French plural article 5 Walking stick 6 Genus of true olives 7 Forest creature 8 Male cat 9 Accord 10 Cuddle 11 Onagers 19 Ostentation 20 Harshest 23 Everlasting (poet.) 25 Embellished 27 Biblical name 28 Kite's end 33 Black 34 Be present 36 Rounded 37 Daubs 38 Watered 40 Sudanese Negroids 43 Wasteland 44 Female horst 45Goddecc of discord 48 Check* (coILJ 50 Babylonian deity

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