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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, AUGUST 14, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER'NEWS CO. H W HA1NES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAOL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole Nation*! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co. New York. Chicago. Detroit Atlanta. Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlythevUle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- gr«s, October 8, 1917 ^ Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles. $5.00 per year 12 50 for six months, 9125 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile tone. 112.50 p«r year payable in advance. Meditations Sunday and having to a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.— Cor. 10:6. * # * Revenge, which, like envy, is an instinct of injustice, does but take into its own hands the execution of that natural law which preceds the social —Chatfield. Barbs A Smart man discharges his duties promptly and gets .rid of them. * * * People who know it all are the ones who know 10 many things about which they are mistaken. * # # Ohio teen-ager was arrested for cutting off some of his girl friend's nalr. Strange what those snips will do. * * * Autos are as thick during rush hours M the .heads of some of the drivers. * * * The railroad and the double are two of the most dangerous crossings. Military Reserve Problems America's military reserves evidently have been in a deteriorating condition for a good while. And it seems fairly plain that the. present government has been slow to devise a policy to cope with the problem. Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson says that if war came tomorrow, the reserve situation would be a "scandal." This is taken to mean the National Guard, backbone of the existing reserve system, would not be ready for field action for many months. Much too late. for decision in this Congress, a new plan was offered by former Assistant Secretary of Defense John A. Hannah. It prescribes compulsory military service for all young men, plus duty in the reserves. There would be three million men each in active forces and reserves. Under .present arrangement, the National Guard is operated on an individual, state-by-state basis. The law contains broad loopholes to make the ^system flexible, so the Guard can meet the special needs of the 48 separate states. But it. is argued that this set-up is obsolete in an age of atomic weapons. Thus the Hannah plan proposes that all reserves be merged with the Guard in one single, federalized force. Funds would be asked to keep major units of this force fully trained and equipped and ready for combat at all times. Naturally, there is either opposition or an expression of caution from affected reserve outfits, including the Guard. Their individuality would be diminished, and the Guard would be less of a state- controlled militia than it now is. Some state officials wonder about its availability for dealing with state disasters like riots, tornadoes and floods. As currently laid out, the Hannah program is not in legislative form, and presumably much spadework is needed to get it into such shape even by next January, Yet it represents a start toward mending a very dangerous situation. No one dares pretend that an adequate reserve, system is either cheap or attractive to politicians and millions of their constituents. But the hard necessity cannot be flinched at. This is not an age we can enjoy the usual peacetime haggling over ways of training sufficient manpower and maintaining it for proper defense. Our safety as a nation is tightly bound up with responsible action in this field. Short-Lived For a brief moment, it looked like Guatamala was in for more serious trouble. But it was quickly averted by a truce. The country's regular army was unhappy nbout tht continued ixistence of anti-Communist Col. Carlos Castillo Armas' so called Army of Liberation. Evidently the army regulars felt their union shouldn't have any rivals. They declared frankly that "two armies defending the same cause could not exist simultaneously." For the sake of the anti-Red gains made in the revolt by Colonel Castilol, it is well this flareup was settled so expeditiously. Once more, we can note with interest that our capable ambassador, John, Peurifoy, played a part in bringing the belated uprising to an end. VIEWS OF OTHERS Men Must Retaliate, Massively Air out that raccoon coat, boys, mix up some bathtub gin. Dust off Mencken, Fitzgerald too. The '20's are roaring again. Christian Dior, the Frenchman who probably has cost American males more than was spent on the Marshall Plan, Indochina War, and a year's advertising on filter-tip cigarettes and anti-knock gasoline, has laid down the law again. He had his fashion .show this "week in Paris. And there the mannequins were, wearing their waist on their hips, flat-chested, just like in those pictures of three decades ago in tae family album. It is useless for men to thrash about and threaten not to pay the bill for this return to flapper foolishness. The return is practically inevitable, for the simple reason that Dot says so. And the bill payment is inevitable, because Mama will say so. However consistent provocation of the American male cannot result in continued appeasement of the feminine whims. So many Munichs, and no more, After all, there is one almost ultimate weapon left. It should, under normal circumstances, be utilized as sparingly as an A-bomb. But if the ladies return to the flapper days, and if they decide to wear with the outrageous garb of that day the new kind of "hats" now on the market, massive retaliation must be meted out. In other words, when that day comes American men, knobby-kneed, hairy creatures that they are, must don Bermuda walking shorts.— Charlotte (N. C.) News. • Good Neighbor Policy The danger in Latin America seems to have subsided with the success of the revolution in Guatemala. This does not mean that we can - cease to be alert to the threat posed by Communism in this hemisphere, however. It simply means that one of their attempts to gain a foothold has been frustrated. Guatemala should serve as a lesson to the United States. In our concern with building alliances against Communism in Europe- and in the Orient we have neglected to pay proper attention to our relationships with the countries of Central and South America. There is considerable anti-American sentiment in some of these countries. A lot of this sentiment is fed by Communist propaganda, some of it by politicians who are not Communists but who see a chance to make a scrape- goat of the United States for their own failures. This is a situation which calls for prompt attention. The "Good Neighbor Policy" needs to be reaffirmed. — The Portsmouth (Va.) Star. Ickes And Liberals After serving in the Roosevelt cabinet over six years, and as indications of war arose, Mr. Ickes wrote in his secret diary, now being published: "I think that the President really believes that war will break out before the end of his term. .In the event of war, the President will surely be a candidate. Even if there is no war, he will insist either on naming the ticket and nominating the candidate or in running himself." With this clear proof of his good judgement of the President and others, Mr. Icke's definition of a liberal should be given more than passing notice. At the same time he wrote: "I often think that the definition of a Liberal is a man who wants what is unattainable or who wants to reach his objective by methods that are impractical as to be self-defeating." Even then he did not attach to the definition the matter of war as a method of preser- serving power, which subsequent events indicated might properly be considered a part of the definition.—Green Bay (Wis.) Press-Gazette here's a Lesson in This for All of Us, Folks! Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Edson's Washington Column — Egyptian Celebration is Sleepless; Belly Dancers Impart 'Culture' CAIRO — NEA — There is no apparent reason to fear that Egypt will be 3me another ward of Uncle Sam after John Bull marches out. True, a new American aid agreement probably will be made soon. But the Egyptians have not presented any list of economic or military needs and to casual visitors they present a convincing show of wanting to pay their own way. For the next year at least, this aid would have to be confined to appropriations already made by Congress. The President has authority to switch money from one country to another. The British never did give a great deal of aid to Egypt. British claims to have "subsidized" the Egyptians for 80 years are something of a misrepresentation. The British have always bought Egyptian cotton and sold Egypt military and other equipment—a profitable business. British resentment at losing this business is natural. To Britons who are glad to have this empire burden ended, there would be an equally natural joy that the Americans, after helping to force the British out, would now assume the burden. But it need not Work out that way. The two-year-old government of President Naguib and Prime Minister Nasser has shown a commendable ambition to run a solvent operation. This should help allay any American isolationist fears that the United States may be embarking on a new . adventure and involvement in one corner of Africa, leading eventually to others. American interest in Egypt has centered on .tourists' attractions, such as the Sphinx, the Pyramids and now the Barge of Cheops. The U.S. has its own surplus of cotton, which is the one big thing Egypt has to sell. The United States has nevertheless in some years been number two on Egypt's foreign trade list. This has been due to automobile sales. The Egyptians haven't bought many lower priced cars bul wealthy Egyptians have bought two and three Cadillacs apiece. American business with Egypt is on the rise. Two American oil companies have exploration contracts in the western desert on which millions will be spent. If a major oil discovery is made, it will mean big business. And the royalties will help pay for the new government's five-year plan to raise the standard of living. An American engineering firm has made an economic study of Egypt on which industrial expansion is being based. American management has been hired to run new industries, like rayon mills. U.S. Government aid to Egypt has been largely technical assistance for specific projects. There are two pilot reclamation projects in operation. One is to drain a lower Nile marsh. The other is to irrigate a seetion of desert. The cost is shared S15 million Egyptian to $10 million American. There are also pilot rural improvement and educational demonstration projects. They are aimed at raising the skills of the country workers to keep them down on the farm instead of adding to the city unemployed. This is the type of aid that Egypt needs more than anything else. It isn't expensive, as compared to the big military aid programs we put on in Turkey and Greece. Egypt is the key to the Middle East. If the United States can establish good relations with Egypt, it will pave the way for improving the now greatly deteriorated relations with Saudi Arabia and all the other countries of the Arab werld. HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Hollywood's "Great Confusion" is over. So is "The War of the Screens." And a prediction I made about Hollywood during the great celluloid panic of 1951-52 has been confirmed. Fewer but BETTER Hollywood movies on wide screens are here to stay. So are home television screens. But sven with its promised and hoped-for "spectaculars" coming up this fall, TV can't compete "with Hollywood's multimillion- dollar spectaculars now on the plotting boards, before the cameras, and in theaters. Scared out of its $5,000-a-weelc wits by the TV monster in 1951, Hollywood tossed in the sponge in 1952 along vith a flock of horrible 3-D gimmick films. The "depthies" laid eggs you could distinguish even without Polaroid glasses and some movie makers started measuring their sound stages as possible storage bins for oranges. In the midst of the great confusion, people laughed when I sat down at the typewriter and wrote: "It's a new era in Hollywood. It's an era of fewer but bigger movies of quality and a new prosperity for Hollywood's talent because of telefilms. Studio production will be cut in half. Telefilms will replace Hollywood's B product. Hollywood will concentrate on the super-colossal epics and GOOD movies on wide screens, similar to Cinerama, for theaters." Today my 1951 prediction- is a fact. Theater production by Hollywood studios has been cut in half. B films have been junked. Hollywood's fewer but bigger and better good films on various types of wide screens are zooming box-office figures to new heights. Yet at the SAME TIME, Hollywood Is producing: MORE film for television than for theaters. I'm no seer, but you can't lose betting on progress. HERE'S PROOF of Hollywood's "Operation Quality"—a studio-by- studio report on forthcoming motion pictures in the big-screen, triple A class. WARNER BROS.r Three $5,000,000 films—Judy Garland in a remake of "A Star is Born"; "Helen of Troy," now shooting in Italy, and "Land of the Pharaohs," before the cameras in Egypt. Jack Webb's feature length, "Dragnet," "Battle Cry," "The Silver Chalice," "East of Eden," "Mr. Roberts," and Edna Ferber's "Giant" are other important Warner films. PARAMOUNT : C. B. DeMille's topper for all of his epics, "The Ten Commandments," $7,000,000 worth of celluloid due for filming in Egypt in the spring; Bing Crosby's big musical, "White Christmas," "Country Girl," and two Alfred Hitchcock thrillers, "Rear Window," and "To Catch a Thief." TWENTIETH CENTURY-FOX: "There's No Business Like Show Business," with "Marilyn Monroe and a big cast; 'Broken Lance," "Desiree," with Marlon Brando as Napoleon opposite Jean Simmons and Merle Oberon; 'Woman's World," "Black Widow," an all- Negro version of "Carmen Jones," and Darryl Zanuck's $5,000,000 epic, "The Egyptian." WALT DISNEY: Kirk Douglas in "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea." RKO: John Wayne and Susan Hay ward in "The Conqueror;" "Jet Pilot;" a gay comedy, "Susan Slept Here," and Rosalind Russell's first musical, "The Girl Rush." UNIVERSAL - INTERNATIONAL: "The Magnificent Obsession," "To Hell and Back," the story of World War n hero Audie Murphy, and "Captain Lightfoot," now shooting in Ireland. COLUMBIA: "The Story of Joseph," due for filming in Egypt; "The End of the Affair," with, Deborah Kerr and Van Johnson; "The Long Gray Line," and th» current hit, "The Caine Mutiny." MGM: "The Prodigal;" * remake "of "Ben Hur" in Italy, and the fifth reissue, now in wide screen, of 'Gone With the Wind;" a big musical, "Brigadoon." the Doctor Says-/ Written for NEA Service Sy EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Another fire in Asia has been put out (in Indochina). There is no issue which cannot be resolved by negotiations.—Foreign Minister Molotov. * * * The whole country (Hungary) is against Russia—even the Hungarian Communists.—Msgr. Bela Varga, former president of Hungary's parliament. * * # Senator McCarthy has developed and used techniques which I have observed in use by the Communists themselves . . . throughout the world. —Chairman Paul G. Hoffman, Studebaker Corp. * * * The recession—call it whatever you want- is over. — President Economic Adviser Gabriel Hague. * * * I do not deservt this honor, for I have only done rny duty.—"Angel of Dien Bien Phu" is honored in U. 8. * * * We (Koreans) cannot live unless we unify our country, unless the aggressive Communists armies »re out of our land. —South Korea's Sygman Rhee. '-' "My hearing has been affected by noises in the ears." "For a long time I have been troubled with spells of dizziness. I am deaf in one ear. One doctor diagnosed my trouble as Meniere's disease." "Can anything be done for roaring and hissing noises in the ears? This drives me almost crazy at times." These and many other similar letters reflect the widespread difficulty which people have from what is probably Meniere's disease (there are, of course, other possible causes for these difficulties but in this column I am dealing exclusively with the condition known as Meniere's disease). Meniere's disease, or Meniere's syndrome as it is sometimes called, is a rather loose name used to cover several different kinds of disorders in the inner portion of the ear, the symptoms of which are much alike. It was first described over a hundred years ago by Prosper Meniere, a Frenchman, who gave it its name. Occasionally, the symptoms which make up Meniere's syndrome are the result of tumors, injury, fractures, or infection, for example, but in most cases the cause is not so obvious. In general it is considered to be the result of accumulation of fluid or dropsy in the deep portion of the ear called the labyrinth. This dropsical condition does not develop in young people, but becomes more and more common after the age of 5. It usually involves one ear at first. Actually the attacks of dizziness generally bother patients more than the unpleasant noises or even the loss of hearing. The treatment of Meniere's syndrome not due to accumulation of fluid or dropsy depends on what can be done for the original cause. In the case of Meniere's disease of the dropiscal variety, the problem is difficult. Many victims find that drinking a lot of fluids tends to bring on an attack. As n result some forms of treatment are aimed at reducing the intake of fluid or trying to remove as much fluid from the body as possible. Several medical treatments have been tried. Surgery is also employed with success in some cases and not in others. Surgical treatment is liable to bring varying degrees of relief. Unless people fall and hurt themselves as a result of dizziness, Meniere's syndrome is more annoying and uncomfortable than it is dangerous. This form of dizziness does not interfere with activities or bodily functions except those related to balance and hearing. Nevertheless it produces a lot of distress and better measures of treatment are | badly needed. ONE OBSERVER says Red China showed "moderation" in the agreement slicing up Viet Nam. A few more such moderate gains and the rest of Indochina will be just China. — New Orleans States. A SCIENTIST says mosquitoes can live a day and a half without nourishment. Then why don't they? — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press, I JACOBY ON BRIDGE Figure This Play; Join Expert List By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service In today's hand, West passed originally but later made the unusual bid of two diamonds after that suit had been bid by North. It was therefore apparent that West had good distribution. Since West had been unable to open the bidding despite his good distribution, it was clear that West couldn't have more than about 10 trumps. Instead, he took the ace of clubs and gave up a club, thus allowing West to lead the jack of diamonds, so that East could ruff out dummy's ace. East next cashed the ace of hearts and led a low heart, South ruffing. Declarer led a low club towards dummy, and West vainly ruffed with the five of spades to force out dummy's ten. South returned to his hand by ruffing another heart in order to ruff a fourth round" of clubs with dummy's deuce. Now South ruffed a diamond with the eight of spades and ruffed his last club with dummy's ace. East, reduced to his three trumps, had to underruff on this trick. With the lead now in dummy, any card was enough to give declarer a trumpless trump finesse. South simply had to cover any play by East. South might have been held to nine tricks if the defenders had opened trumps and continued with a trump at the first opportunity, but the contract could not be defeated. East's double served only to locate the trumps and thus helped declarer rather than the the defenders. 75 Years Ago In B/yt/ievi//«— Mr. and Mrs. Harry Kirby left Sunday for New York and other points in the East. They plan to be away about two weeks. Miss Margaret Jane Acton, recent winner of the Courier News World's Fair Contest, left yesterday on a conducted tour of the East. She will be away a week. Dr. and' Mrs. Hunter C. Simi left yesterday for a vacation to be spent in Southern points. At Camp Dixie in Georgia they will join their son, Hunter Jr., who will return home with them. PROGRESS REPORT: Inefficient farmers are advised to get out- of business. They make too small a contribution to the farm crops surplus problem. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. DEMOCRATIC senators aren't quite sure what the administration foreign policy is but they think it should be changed. — Fort Myers (Fla.) News- Press. LlTTLt LIZ- You con always get the best of ' an argument If you let the other fellow keep on talking after he's won It. NORTH 4» A 10 2 V 10 9 8 5 • AK74 14 WEST EAST A.Q976 VAJ32 DEPARTMENT of Agriculture officials have said that the hog prices are now see-sawing which don't help much if you want to know whether they're going up or down. — Lexington Herald. "YOU SAY this remedy is good for man and beast?" asked the woman at the drug counter. "Yes, madam." "Good," said the woman. "Give me half a dozen bottles. It's just the combination for my husband." — Lamar (Mo.) Dmeocrat. POME In Which Is Given A Tip i Concerning How To Enjoy Better Relations With A Certain Segment Of The Constabulary: Be prepared to slow or stop When you note * traffic cop. — Atlanta Journal, VKQ87 4QJ10983 45 4Q10 *X954 SOUTH (D) 4 X J 8 4 3 ¥4 • 62 4AJ873 North-South vul. Sovtb West North East Past Pas* 1 * Pass 14 2 * Pas* Pass 3 A Pass 3 4 Double Pass Pass Pass Opening kad— 4 Q points in high cards. East likewise had 10 points in high cards, and it should have been clear,'therefore, that the high cards were about equally divided between the two sides. When the strength is evenly divided, favorable distribution and a successful finesse or two will often permit a player to make about nine or ten tricks at his best suit. If Eaf had stopped to reflect about All this, he would not have doubled South at three spades. When he did double, unwisely enough. South taught East a lesson by making the contract with an ovcrtrtck. West opened the quoen of diamonds, and dummy won with the king. South realized that Efost had started with a • s'njrleton. Diamond but h« couldn't afford t« draw Luxemburg Loiter Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS DOWN 1 Luxemburg is I Beetle larva an European 2 City in Duchy 6 Its principal are oats and potatoes 11 Venerate 1330 (Fr.) 14 It is linked with the , Nations 15 Distribute cards anew 16 Genus of quadrupeds 17 Eagle's nest 19 Pronoun 20 Sea eagle 21 Pair (ab.) 23 Each 26 Declares 31 Feminine appellation 32 Italian river 33 Body of water 34 Japanese outcasts 35 Apostle (ab.) 36 "Emerald Isle" 37 Hold back for future use 39 Grew pallid 40 Universal language 41 Pertaining to grandparents 43 City in Oklahoma 46 Wearies 48 Compass point 51 Abrogate 53 Island in New York Bay 55 tfandled 58 Tried 57 Cubic meter Si Opines I Nevada 3 Girl's namt 4 Seine 5 Cheerless 6 Crawls 7 Crimson 8 Individuals 9 Chief god of Memphis 10 Happiness (Scot.) 12 Paradise 13 Three times 23 German river 43 Brazilian 24 Ballot macaws 25 Ages 44 Depression 27 Thus 45 Church part 28 Render turbid 47 Island (Fr.) 29 Ripped 48 Suffix (comb, form) 30 Winter vemcle49 Appear 18 Come back into view 20 Expunger 22 Abrogate 35 Average (ab.) 50 Termini 38 Revolve 52 Auricle 39 Stuck 42 Garment 54 Peer Gynt's mother ss n t 136 W

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