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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, AUGUST, 16, 1954 THE BtYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS Tint COURIER (OCW0 CO. H. W HAINK8, Publisher HAARY A HAINEB, Autottnt PuWishtr A. A, IREDRICKSON, Editor FAOL O. HUMAN AdY«rtWng Manage* Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallac* Witmer Oo, New Tort Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta Memphis. Entered a* second class matter at the post- office at Blytherille, Arkansas, under act of Con- October ». Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 35c per week. By mail.- within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per year 12.50 for si* months, $155 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile «one. $12.50 per year payable tn advance. Meditations Therefore we conclude that a man i* Justified by faith without the deeds of the law. — Romans 3:28. * * # Christians are directed to have faith in Christ, as the. effectual means of obtaining the change they desire. — Franklin. Barbs The cantaloupe is the -only fruit out of which, restaurants can. get three halves. * * # too many plans to g et rich quick have poor ending?. * * # Dental appointments for youngsters always run strong during vacation. It's a long, hard grind kids 5 * # # It's rtrange how a woman treat* a husband like 30 cent* and then demands thousand! when another woman fets him. •'•.*. * # Don't ever guess you can beat a train to a crossing. You may never have another guess coming. Fighting Back Few men attain the age of 80 displaying more vigor than Herbert Hoover, who acts like he could take to the husting and lambaste the Democrats every day of the week for months on end. As he. passed his 80th milestone at West "Branch, Iowa his birthplace, the nation's oldest living ex-President delivered himself of a speech in such challenging tones that some of his listeners must hav tbeen tempted to yell, "Give * hell, Herbie." Certainly Harry Truman, the only other member of the living ex- President's club, must' have wondered whether someone was stealing his stuff. Like Mr. Truman, Mr. Hoover has good reason to deal in fighting words Mr. Truman was heavily maligned in his first term, and even marked for discard by some, of his party leaders when nominating time rolled around in 1948. Mr. Hoover for years bore the stigma of identity with the Great Depression. Gradually, the prospective of time made it plain to all but the most partas- ans that Mr. Hoover was neither the instigator nor the prepetuator of the depression. He simply happened to be at the helm when tremendous economic forces gripped the country and the world in a cataclysm. But the .Democrats never stopped blaming him for the disaster. As late as the 1952 campaign, his name'still was being traded on for votes by those who sought to stir fears of another great "bust". Understandably, therefore, Mr. Hoover in turn has never ceased fighting back. In the realm of accomplishment, he has long since gone on to new things. Again and again he has been called on to employ his organizing overnmenm agencies. For these works he has gained the admiration and respect of men in both parties. Yet his West Branch speech showed he could not be content with such honors. His Republican, he believes, cannot be served by quiet achievement alone. He sees it as a cause to be trumpeted loudly from the nation's platforms. And, conversely, he sees the intervening Democratic regimes of President Roosevelt and Truman as having hurt the United States both at home and abroad. History may not take so unfavorable a view of those 20 years as does Mr. Hoover. But that does not really matter. What does count ies that this able man has toiled so long and usefully in the service of his country, that he still has the urge-and the stamina to shout his convictions, that he still has unbounded confidence in America. At West Branch, he expressed it simply »nd well. "Eighty year is & long time for a man to live. Ai the shadows lengthen over my years, my confidence, my hopes and dreami for my countrymen are undimmed." Something New Will Be Added The six-man Senate committee about to undertake study of Senator McCarthy conduct in office has granted him the right to cross-examine wittnesses who appear before it. This is the fair and proper way. But the committee, weighted heavily with men of legal training, should understand that in granting the senator this privilege it has opened the way for a full eax- ing of its judicial capacities. In the days starting Aug. 30 it will be jabbed by points of order and prodded by protests of a kind and frequency it has never experienced before. If the Army- McCarthy hearngs are any gauge, the senator will open up a whole new visa for this committee. VIEWS OF OTHERS Political Wisdom There is political wisdom involved in the President's serving notice that he would endorse only those Republican candidates who approved of his legislative program. This does not mean that he will serve as Lord High Executioner of those candidates who oppose his program. It is in line with the recent "non-political" tours the President has taken, tours which amounted to stumping the countryside, in behalf of some of his favorites up for election in their own baliwicks. Representing a definite change from the Eisenhower of 1952 who endorsed all party members with blanket approval, it indicates the President has passed to another stage in his political maturity. Such a policy might not help the Republicans obtain a majority in the next session of Congress, but it raises the President in public esteem. In spite of many mistakes while serving his political apprenticeship, the President is still popular on the grass roots level Consequently, if he endorsed all candidates because of their party affiliation, he might see elected a decided Republican majority for the next Congress. However, the President has learned that party affiliation does not mean allegiance to the party leader. Opposition to the President's program has frequently come more from members of his own party than from the opposition. Therefore, if the President's stand costs him a Republican majority in Congress, it doesn't necessarily spell defeat for the continuation of his long-range legislative program. We believe the president has demonstrated that he has acquired political wisdom when he endorses only those candidates he feels in his conscience he can approve.—Portsmouth (Va.) Star. One Voter's Lifetime Every now and then we are struck with how much history can be compressed into one lifetime. Take the lifetime of John R. Bowling, now 94, who voted at Overland Tuesday as he has been voting in Missouri for the past 73 years. When Mr. Bowling cast his first vote, Chester Arthur was President having succeeded to the office upon the assassination of President Garfield. When Mr. Bowling cast his first vote, there 50,155,783 people in the United States—one third as many as there are now—and the Union had 39 states. When Mr. Bowling cast his first vote, Missouri's- United States Senators were Francis Marion Cockrell, who had been a Confederate general, and George Graham Vest, who had sat as a Senator in the Confederate Congress. (Senator Vest, incidentally, is known to history today not so much for his Vest resolutions in defense of the South, as for his famous jury oration, "Tribute to a Dog". When Mr. Bowling cast his first vote, Ex-President Ulysess S. Grant was still alive. And when Mr. Bowling cast his first vote, nobody had ever dreamed of a Senator like McCarthy.—St. Louis Post Dispatch. After A Slow Start There lived, some 75 years ago, a certain frail, freckled-faced little boy who refused to study. It required three full terms to get out of the lower prep school grade. His father concluded the youngster would never learn law and suggested an army career instead. The boy failed three times to pass the military college entrance examinations before succeeding. Then he took stock of himself, decided to buckle down .overcome a speech defect and became an inspired orator. In later years, nations looked to his leadership, praised his courage gloried in his faith. Who was he? Winston Churchill, who proved that a slow start isn't necessarily fatal to later success.—Chattanooga Times. SO THEY SAY If the Chinese Communists wish to have war they can have one. This country is not going to back down from a challenge.—Senator Fullbright ID., Ark.). * * * America is wonderful. It has everything. But most Important of all, the people have freedom. —Mrs Gisella Kapus, who lost leg escaping from Red Hungary. * * * The Soviet Navy is manned to strength and ready to go. None of their ships are in "mothballs." —Adm. Jerauld Wright, chief of NATO's Atlantic fleet. ¥ ¥ * There has been ... a deterioration in recent months in the relationship between government and iciencc.—Dr f James R. Killian, Jr., president MIT. And This Gent Wants to Join the United Nations Peter Fc/son's Washington Column — Flying Tigers' Revival Proposed: Talkative Morse Clings to Rose By DOUGLAS LARSEN WASHINGTON —(NEA) —Maj- Gen. Claire L. Chennault will make a sensational proposal soon for containing communism in Asia. He will propose that his wartime "Flying Tigers" be revived. Chennault believes that in less than 90 days he could form a new International Volunteer Group. That was the official name under which the Tigers served Chiang Kai-shek against the Japs. He says he already has enough applications from American fliers to serve as the nucleus. His proposal will be published in the Header's Digest, which also will carry -a statement by the retired general highly laudatory of NEA Correspondent Fred Sparks' "Operation Blood" dispatch. The Sparks article, originally distributed to newspapers by NEA Service, was reprinted in the August Digest. Chennault will say that his plan for reviving the Flying Tigers supplements the overall ground-air- sea strategy for containing communism outlined by Sparks. on milk. He had a standing order for a glass every four hours. In the midst of a speech on / Saturday Morse stopped to drink some milk. His friends and colleagues have kiddingly accused him of trying to boost Minnesota's dairy consumption. For some reason, news photographers who have covered filibusters report, the senators are more agreeable to posing for gag shots than at any other time. One senator who was asked to pose shaving said: "Anything is okay, short of a picture of me cutting my own throat with a razor, of course." Sen. Wayne Morse find.. Ore.) has a good-luck charm which he sports during Senate filibusters. It's a bright red rose on his lapel. It all started when Morse made his record 22 52 -hour speech last year against the administration's tideland oil bill. At that time a Portland, Ore., teachers' union sent him a rose as a token of appreciation. During the long, ordeal Sen. Hubert Humphrey (D., Minn.) bolstered himself practically entirely The shooting down of the Russian planes by carrier-based Douglas Skyraiders has added new fuel to a hot debate inside naval aviation circles over propeller-driven planes versus the jets. There is a strong 'group within the Navy which claims that the Bureau of Aeronautics has gone too far in putting jets on carriers. They argue that the prop engines can carry a far greater load and can handle far more assignments than the faster jets which have less payload. The Douglas Skyraider, this group contends, is probably the perfect carrier aircraft, combining a speed of close to 400 miles per hour with the ability to carry a load equal to that hauled by World War ri B-17 bombers. They point out that the Skyraid- er \vas the only plane capable of handling one of the most important bombing missions of the whole Korean war. That was the destruc- tion of the big electric power dams in North Korea. Offices of the Voice of America have become a clearing house for gags from behind the Iron Curtain which poke fun at the Communist regime. Here are the latest ones: In Hungary they like riddles. "What weighs 125 pounds, wears rags and eats acorns?" is the question. "You—after the five-year plan," is the answer. In Czechoslovakia they tell of special inducements to obtain new members for the Communist Party. One recruiting agent was told by the party secretary: "If you can get two new members, we will reduce your taxes by half. If you can get five, you won't have to pay anything. If you can get 10, we'll give you a certificate stating that you have never been a member of the Communist Party. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Notable Quotables: CLIFTON WEBB, about entertainment: "Magic went out of show business and out of stars during the war. Now the magic of Ziegfeld and Dillingham and Frohman is coming back. Garbo had it, Jeanne Eagels had it. Now Audrey Hepburn has it. Pictures can have it, too." DAN DURYEA, ^bout-his movie career: "Based on past performances, my role In 'Foxfire' is a sympathetic one. I growl at Jane Russell a few times, but I don't get to belt her even once." JULIE HARRIS, off-beat-looking actress: ''I'm not the type of actress who can fit into most pictures. It's hard to find the right kind of films for me. I'm not the standard movie type. I know that." STUDIO EXECUTIVE, to his press agent: "Now let's be fair about this picture. Just say it's terrific." SOPHIE TUCKER, about Betty Hutton playing the Last of the Red- Hot Mamas on the screen: "I have to be played by an actress with vitality and Betty Hutton has it. Everybody on the screen today seems to be a seller of sex. Sophie Tucker was never sexy." RONALD REAGAN, nixing important offices in flicker affairs: "I'm running for nothing but the actor of the year. Holding office (president of the Screen Actors Guild) just about wrecked my career. You're seen across the table at a -committee meeting and suddenly there are only parts as committee members. Just trying to serve the motion picture industry is the quickest way in the world to get kicked in the pants. I'm not bitter. I'm just going to let the United Nations save the world." Sen. Robert Kerr (D., Okla.) had trouble with his teeth during his recent successful campaign to win the renomination to the Senate. And he had to delay his return to Washington for treatment. Apparently the speech-making during the campaign jolted fillings out of his teeth. "After a thorough examination," says Kerr, "my dentist informed me that my tee'" had been jarred to the roots. I guess it's well that the campaign broke off when it did, so I could give my jaws a little needed rest." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. From correspondence it seems that there is still a good deal of confusion concerning the use of hormone or estrogen ointments or creams. Q—I have been using a hormone night cream for a .year. What wouM be the effects of using this face cream regularly? Mrs. C. A—The female sex hormone contained in such creams is absorbed through the skin. If it is used by a woman who is herself producing insufficient quantities of this hormone it will bring about effects similar to those produced when the hormone is given by injection. For example, it may cause in the size of the breasts, some change in the skin and perhaps other changes which are the result of the production of estrogen. In a woman who has no deficiency of ovarian estrogen production the hormone cream may cause no obvious effect whatever or it may cause disturbances in the monthly cycle. Q—Is there danger that arteriosclerosis would turn into multiple sclerosis? Mrs. A. B. A—None whatever so far as Js known. Arteriosclerosis is hardening of the arteries and appears to have little or nothing to do with the disease known as multiple sclerosis which is a disorder of the nervous system. Q—Would you please say something about a perirectal abscess? Mrs. L. A—This i.% an infection of the tissue around the outlet of the intestinal tract. It may be the result of any one of several causes. It should be treated like an abscess anywhere else, usually by surgical drainage and other methods. at night in bed. What do you suggest? J.S. A—In all likelihood this is the result of some hardening of the arteries of the lower extremities. Sometimes this is relieved by getting out of bed and walking around a minute or two. Medication as a rule is not of much value and this kind of situation is unfortunately often most difficult to relieve. Q—I am told that if one drinks too much sassafras tea it will make the blood change to water. Is this true? A—It is not. I must confess I see no reason why anyone should drink much sassafras tea. Q—If you can answer the following question you would be the most popular person around. Is there a product which will slow ace wrinkles? A. B. A—I fear I shall have to remain unpopular. Q—If a woman is only three or four weeks pregnant can the doctor tell whether pregnancy exists at such an early stage? R. P. A—The urine of a pregnant woman can be used in certain laboratory animals to diagnose pregnancy very early and before a definite diagnosis can be made by clinical examination. Q—I am nearly 79 years old and : am greatly troubled with cramps | in my legs ahd feet, particularly j IF BY ANY possibility there is sufficient room for one more organization, we might suggest an organization for the protection of helpless voters. Most sorely they need protection from a ballot as long as a line fence, a ballot that is a fair imitation of the census rolls, and a ballot that is impossible to handle intelligently even after a seven months campaign. — Daily Oklahoman. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Only Expert Can Make This Play By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service North's response of three no- trump in today's hand showed 16 or 17 points in high cards, balanced distribution, and a stopper in each of the unbid suits. Since South had 15 points in high cards, he knew that the combined count was at least 31 points. Since South also had good distribution, he decided to go for a slam in spades. 16 • A Q 10 4 *AQ4 WEST EAST 4632 474 ¥102 VJ965 *8765 *KJ93 SOUTH (D) 4 A K Q 10 5 V AQ83 • 2 41053 North-South vul. West North East 3 N.T. Pass 4 4 Pass 5 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 8 Only a good player should bid a slam of this kind, since excellent play is required to bring the contract home. In this case, South was Sam Gold, the famous Montreal expert, so that fine play could be taken for granted. West opened the eight of diamonds, and Sam considered his resources. The average player would probably draw trumps and Ute A club fuitoae, and ht would PAUL KELLY, veteran emoter on the Fireside Theater set: "Looking back, it seems to me that movie techniques have undergone drastic changes about once every 15 years. But never before has naturalness been so important." PEGGY ANN GARNER, wearing a "Who, me?" expression in denying rumors of a Marlon Brando romance: wind up losing something like two clubs and a heart. A good player might succeed in eking out 11 tricks, but it takes truly expert play to bring in the 12 tricks needed for the slam. When the hand was actually played, Sam Gold won the first trick in dummy with the ace of diamonds, ruffed a diamond with the queen of spades, and entered dummy with the eight of spades. He continued the process by ruf- fing a diamond with the king of spades and getting back to fum- my by overtaking the ten of spades with dummy's jack. This enabled him to ruff dummy's last diamond with the ace of trumps. With no more trumps in his hand, Sam led a heart to dummy's king and drew West's last trump with dummy's nine, throwing a club from his hand at the same time. He next took the top hearts, discovering that East had started with four cards in that suit. Not a bit daunted by the failure of the hearts to break, Gold led his last heart and allowed East to win the trick. East's last two cards were clubs, and he therefore had to return that suit, giving dummy a free finesse. In bridge players' language, outh had made his slam contract by a dummy reversal combined with an end- play. "I've never been out with Mr. Brando. I know him from New York and that's all. I've sat at the table with 'him a couple of times in the -'-'d 5 cafe." HENRY FONDA, about rumon that he'll become a Broadway song-and-dance man: "The story started when Ernie Martin and Cy Feuer wanted me to do a Broadway show—a musical version of 'Cannery Row.' They told m~ it didn't matter whether I sang on key or __not. Then they passed it over to JK.OQ- gers and Hammerstein. They asked me to sing and I did. They told me to forget the whole thing." DIRECTOR OTTO PREMINGER to a s mart alec who complained that no sexy doll would toil as a parachute factory worker as Dorothy Dandridgr do-- in "Carmen Jones": "Marilyn Monroe once worked in a parachute factory," JOSE FERRER, on why he's nixing live TV offers: "I can't do my best work under the limited rehearsal time of live TV. Film is different. I'll do that. I don't understand people who insist that you lose spontaneity when you do shows for television on- film. The movies have been spontaneous for 40 years." ANN BAKER, TV's "Corliss Archer," denying the show will be a carbon copy of "My Little Margie": "My father in the series , Isn't the hysterical type. And it's the boy friend who always starts th* trouble." EDDIE ALBERT, favoring movie roles like he essayed in "Roman Holiday" and "Carrie": "But if they don't come "along there's TV and more night-club dates than Margo and I can possibly play. And there's the New York stage. We're fat and happy. "A s George Burns puts it, 'There's no place in show business left tor an actor to b« lousy.' " KEEFE BRASSELLE, acting for the first time in nine months in "Mad at the World" since playing Eddie Cantor on the screen: "Ida Lupino (the producer) knows me. I feel that it will set me back in the acting field again and that I'll come up with a fine performance." 75 Yiars Ago In a/ytfi«vi7/t— Mrs. G- G. Hubbard underwent a, minor operation at the Memphis Methodist hospital this morning. Mr. Hubbard and daughter, Miss Mildred Lou, went down with her. Mr .and Mrs. Walter Rosenthal went to St. Louis Sunday to do marketing for the New York Store. They will be away for several days. Miss Mary Jo Hall, who is attending Hawkins' Medical Laboratories in Memphis, spent the weekend here with her parents. LET A GOLFER play like the dub Tie is and it is inevitable that everyone he knows will see it or hear about it. Let him have s. par or under par hole and even his caddy is busy looking for lost balls. — Mattoon (HI.) Journal- Gazette. RECONSTRUCTION and moving of the, big highway to eliminate a bad curve doesn't exactly create a ghost town along the old route, but it leaves a couple of ghost filling stations and a phan- tomburger stand.—Florida Times- Union. Travelogue ACROSS 1 River in Egypt 5 of Good Hope 9 French coin 12 Roman date 13 Poker stake 14 Pronoun 15 Of a barber 17 Compass point 18 Icy rain 19 Bombarded 21 Pheasant nest-J «, r>_j._ f 2o Mother 23 Rodent „- C i*,24 German river » §£«, mammal 3 Unaspirated 4 German city 5 Travel vehicle 6 Fragrant plants 7 Egyptian god 8 Fisherman 9 Shielded 10 French river 11 Employed 16 Indolent 20 More recent Af G R \J B K D £ R K A » sv * E N O V O RF e e N T Y<? A V 1 *? K R A * f> * tt. r Tp N £ T R A e, E a A R D R E. A V •'//, • ''/r. R A T E r re vi s| D l £ '//,; A ^ T u B F A P f> e TST T R 1 * O £ *• &J S Pl c R e e * //;; '//% & « Tje L?. 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