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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, August 17, 1954
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, AUGUST 17, 1954 THE BLCTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL O. HUMAJi Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witraer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta. Memphis. _ __ Entered at second class matter at the port- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- October », 1917 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol Blytheville or any luburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, 12.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And thon, profane wicked prince of Israel, whose day ig come, when iniquity shall have an end. — Etekial 21:25. # # * Were the visage of sin seen at a full light, undressed and unpainted, it were impossible, while it so appeared, that any one soul could be in love with it, but would rather flee from it as hideous and abominable. — Leighton. Barbs The average woman's purse makes it real humorous when a mother scolds a boy for carrying crazy things in his pockets. * «# # A famous detective claims thai women are poor investigators. No, he isn't married. * * # It costs only two cents to send a postcard back home showing .vacation scenery that makes all your friends jealous. * * » Oneweek's bills, placed end to end, normally from one side of the pay check to the other. * # * An. optimist is any person who thinks house- wievs are looking for a way out. Irrigation Tour Here Was Highly Beneficial We would Jike to extend a sincere expression of congratulations to the persons who put over the irrigation tour here last week. Seldom, if ever, has such an affair embodied so many benefits to farmer and community alike. Just as seldom has any affair of this size (300 attended) been run with the smoothness of last Thursday's tour. It is the type of project which is gratifying in that it involved the work of many persons for the benefit of many more. Every detail was handled expertly. Farmers whose irrigation projects 'were seen on the tour cooperated splendidly. To this area, it could mean expanded irrigation facilities and larger yields which will help take up the slack in area income.which will be created by forthcoming crop controls. Election Issues Not for a month or more can we be sure of the final line-up of issues on which the fall congressional elections will turn. Yet even now some things stand out. The signing of the Lido-China truce in late July was a matter of prime significance for American politics. The truce was a defeat for the West, but it is unlikely to be a defeat for the reigining Republican Party. For it means avoidance of American involvement in Indochina, a thing which at one time seemed imminent. And that escape can only be beneficial at the polls. Placed side by side with the Korean truce gained a year ago, this development casts the GOP in the voters' minds as a party capable of extricating the country from military entanglements— or keeping it out of them. Exactly how much responsibility the Republicans had for the two truce decisions is not what counts. What matters is whom the voters will credit. These actions probably will far overshadow any other developments in the foreign field. Indeed, a voter could be forgiven for having a hard time distinguishing between the predecessor Democratic foreign policy and much of that expounded by the GOP. Domestically, the biggest issue could have been the state of the economy. If the downspin of late 1953 and early 1954 had continued apace, the Democrats might have figured to walk in. But th declining business curve appears to have leveled off. Unemployment has eased a bit. Unless activity now takes an unexpected dip, the hurt to the Republicans is likely to be severe. High unemployment and low economic.* activity tvidently will be marked. in certain regions, however, and particular congressional contests may be sharply affected. Last year at this time, the political sages would have sworn the issue of farm prices was destined to be crucial in the 1954 elections. Now they cannot be certain. Congressional support for President Eisenhower's flexible price plan has proved substantial, and this may indicate that many farmers slowly have been won over to the President's and Secretary of Agriculture Benson's plan. Still, it must be said that the farm issue is important, and control of Congress could hinge on what happens in a few key midwestern states. The broader matters of the President's general legislative program—including tax revision, improved social security, the St. Lawrence seaway— and the degree of effectiveness of his leadership surely will weigh a considerable amount in many coters' minds. Conversely, the voters will place a measure on the Democratic leadership in Congress, which has often supported the President, though generally perhaps for more selfish reasons than would be immediately clear. Many will be saying at the polls whether or not they like the Democrats' version of "responsible opposition." The tangled questions of McCarthyism and communism in government may figure more strongly than current measures now sugggests. Polls do not put communism in government high on the voters' list of issues. But Senator McCarthy's approach to the problem is extremely controversial, and is bound up with judgement of the President's leadership. Events of the next few weeks could project this to the center of the stage. Nowhere in this preliminary cata- louge does there appear to be an issue or a series of issues so powerful as to have really sweeping impact at the polls. If such exists, it is still sleeping quietly. Watch That Immunity Americans always have been the most hospitable persons on the globe. When a fellow comes to the shores of the United States the red carpet is rolled out for him, the glad hand extended and he is made to feel at home in every way. Special privileges even have been accorded visitors, although these privileges might have been a bit off the beaten legal path. In other words, Americans have been known to wink at minor infractions of laws, in order for visitors to feel free to enjoy themselves, as would be the custom of the daily routine of their homelands. The Gazette isn't saying this "winking" is the thing to do, although it is a nice gesture. "Winking" at minor infractions of the law brings to ' : mind a similar practice, but more far reaching, that of "immunity." This is the practice of permitting diplomats of foreign nations to do just about as they please and not be prosecuted. One outstanding case along this line happened in Michigan sometime ago. A foreign diplomat got drunk, drove an automobile, ran a highway patrolman off the road and generally made himself obnoxious. Finally he was placed under arrest and screamed bloody murder. His case was placed before the governor, who called the attorney-general, who called the local prosecutor, who called the arresting officer and "Mr. Diplomat" went absolutely free. However, as a parting gesture he thumbed his nose at officers of the law as' he rode out of town. There may be a certain amount of immunity involving American diplomats in other countries, but incidents such as the confinement- of Robert Voegler, the American and Telegraph Company representative, and William Oatis, the Associated Press correspondent, in Communist prison indicate there is little or no immunity for Americans in other nations. Something should be done about the situation. When diplomats are in this country they should abide by the laws of the nation to a respectible degree, to say the least.—Gastonia (N.C.) Gazette. 50 THEY SAY Thailand will be the next victim (of com munism). South Korea's Sygman Rhee. * * •¥• Future talks (on Korean unification) are hopeless, whether they be held in Panmonjum, Geneva or heaven itself.—South Korea's President Sygman Rhee. •^ ^» 4f» The people of our country (China) will resolutely fight for the liberation of Taiwan (Formosa) so that the people on Taiwan can return to the embrace of their motherland.—Red Chinese Army Chief Chu Teh. * # * I have not resigned, do not plan to resign and have not been asked to do so.—Army Counselor John Adams. * # * In Italy the Soviet Union Is spending four times as much on propaganda as we are.—Publishcr Mrs. Jean Gannett William*. "< Now the World Waits With Bated Breath Peter fdson's Washington Column — Guarding the President Is Tough Job for the Secret Service Men WASHINGTON — (NBA) — It's a toss-up whether its harder to guard a President who takes long early-morning hikes around the city than one who plays golf a few afternoons a week. But the Secret Service has finally talked Congress into providing about one-quarter of a million dollars more for what it considers the minimum amount of protection needed by President Eisenhower j and his family. The amount is not exactly that much more than was spent for the protection of the Trumans because budget juggling has sent the White House Secret Service staff up and down severa 1 times in past years. Nevertheless the increased money does let the head of the Secret Service, U. E. Baughman, breathe easy for the first time in many years. The additional funds add 30 more men to the corps guarding the White House, bringing it up to a total of 156. Baughman's clinching argument to Congress was the attack on members of the House of Representatives by the fanatical Puerto Ricans. He pointed out that they had once tried to shoot former President Truman and that the House shooting demonstrated that therfe could easily be another atack on Ike. IN SOME RESPECTS The Sevret Service found President Truman a special problem to protect, although he was most cooperative on all personal security matters. He'd do such things as walk to his bank from the White House, on impluse, for instance. His regular early morning strolls were an invitation to trouble and the danger made the Secret Serv- ice men sweat almost as much as did Harry's brisk pace. His frequent appearances at concerts and the theater, plus his delight at showing up at some party to which he had been invited—the host never dreaming he'd come— also created extra problems for the guards. But then a man has to go through some motions of being human while he's President, a fact which the Secret Service regretfully concedes. The Secret Service never tells a President what he can or can't do. The boss does as he pleases and it's up to the SS men to see that he doesn't get hurt or that someone doesn't take a pot shot at him while doing it. The most they can do is hint through channels about some special security risk. IKE'S GOLF PRESENTS its particular problems of protection, although nothing insurmountable. There may be crackpots among the members of the exclusive Burning Tree Country Club where he does most of his playing. But they aren't the type that assassinates Presidents. Security measures while Ike is on the links include careful surveillance of points where snipers might lurk, keeping secret his plans for playing, keeping guests off the course, the use of walkie- talkie radios on his progress and, of course, Secret Service men following him around at a discreet distance. Secret Service men are above throwing a slice by the President out of the rough to curry favor with the boss. Ike announced at the start of his term that he did not think it j was necessary protocol" to drive to I the National Airport to greet in person every visiting dignitary. The warm handclasp and welcoming smile on the front porch of the White House was enough, he figured. THAT DECISION HAS greatly eased the job of the Secret Service. The personal welcome at the airport creates a real security problem. Arrivals of dignitaries are usually announced weeks ahead and give a possible assassin plenty of time for planning. There are scores of places a t National, too, which would afford nice spots for a sniper. It also saves the SS men the extremely difficult job of guarding the President and guest along the usual parade route from the airport to the White House. There has been a fair amount of criticism of the way Ike is driven to Camp David, the weekend retreat near Gettysburg, Pa. The trip is about 80 miles and the official party really roars along the highway to get there and return.' This defies Ike's own preaching about highway safety, it's pointed out. The trip is made on days when the traffic is heaviest. Even though a couple of cars precede the President's, it's claimed that the pace could cause a serious accident. His current western vacation, followed by several .speaking engagements, has been handled with special care by the Secret Service men. Agents scouted speaking sites and arrangements with a finer- tooth comb than they usually use. And a minimum of advance information on the itinerary is being released. The Puerto Rican incidents are still fresh in their minds. the Doctor Says- Written for \EA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Any smart youngster can diagnose a wart just as well as a doctor can. But warts, because they are so common and because their behavior is so extraordinary, have always been and are now a subject which is fascinating to discuss. Four different kinds of warts are recognized though it is possible that they all have the same cause. In the past there have been many extraordinary guesses about the cause: punishment for some sin committed, contact with toads, lizards or some other living organism and many others. Today, it is believed that warts are caused by one or more viruses which are tiny living organisms too small to see under the ordinary microscope. Warts often appear with great rapidity, and they frequently disappear equally fast with or without treatment of any kind. It is not hard to understand why they may come fast, and if caused by a virus how they can be spread from one place to another by rubbing or scratching. But it is difficult to know why they should disappear so easily and for such apparently strange reasons—or for no apparent reason at all. It is this business of treatment that makes warts so much fun to write about. There probably is no other condition* known to medical science which can be successfully treated in so many different ways. Warts frequently yield to various medicines given by mouth or injection. They go away after any one of a large number of local applications, after X-ray, after burning with, an electric needle. Most surprising of all many physicians have succeeded in making warts disappear by mental suggestions of various sorts. Perhaps the answer to all of this is that a lot of them go away without any treatment at all. I do not mean that warts should be neglected and ignored. Some should be treated for cosmetic reasons or because they are being spread to other parts of the body. Some, like the plantar wart which comes on the ball of the foot, may cause a lot of trouble if not treated early. But (except for plantar warts) those who have troublesome warts can almost always count on getting rid of them if they want to. To Mrs. H. who, says she is troubled with "these little monsters" I should say she should consult a skin specialist who can almost-certainly help her get rid of them. To those several who have recently asked about any relationship between warts and cancer I can assure them there appears to be none whatever. A BETTER PLAN than to count chickens before they are hatched is to count them after they return. from scratching in the neighbor'? j garden. — Mat toon (111.) Journal- Gazette. I Luck and Skill Make Game Winner By OWALD JACOBY Written for NEA crvice North didn't really have the values for a raise to two spades in today's hand. He had only one high card, and his distributional strength was quite limited because of the fact that he had only three- NORTH East i¥ Pass SOUTH * A Q 7 5 3 VK8754 4Q3 *A Both sides vul. South West North 1 * Pass 2 * 4 4 Pass Pass Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 10 card support for r^ades. If I were a strict moralist, I would show a hand in which North rmxde such a raise and wound up in the ash can. Instead, since I am only a truthful reporter, I must relate how the raise led South to nn ambitious game contract, mnde by a combination of good luck and Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Exclusively Yours: Eddie Fisher has the ring — a seven-carat $9000 sparkler ordered from a New York jeweler—and if best girl friend Debbie Reynolds says "Yes," they'll be looking for a preacher. Aldo Ray "Premieres" bride-to- be Jeff Donnell for his family of nine in Crockett, Calif., Aug. 15 ... Bob Mitchum will star in "Blood Alley," a Korean war story, for Wayne-Fellows Prod. His suspension at RKO is holding up the announcement. There's hot movie interest in Lillian Roth's feminine "lost weekend," as told in her book, ''I'll Cry Tomorrow." But her AA membership isn't keeping her out of plush saloons—as an entertainer. Neatest trick in niovie history: Esther Williams dives off the rocks of Catalina Island in MGM's "Jupiter's Darling" and comes up n Silver Springs, Fla. WHEN KIRK DOUGLAS made his singing debut in Walt Disney's "20,000 Leagues .Under the Sea," he shared the lyrices with a trained seal, who was supposed to bark in accompaniment. Wearied from endless repetitions, Kirk's voice got huskier and huskier. In the final take, he barked out one line of the song in a tone that was start- ingly similar to that of the seal. " Deadpanned Director Richard Fleischer to the seal's trainer: "Be careful which seal you throw the fish to." Margaret O'Brien and Rudy Valle will co-star in "Jenny Kissed Me" at a New Jersey summer theater ths month - ... Gene Tierney is making sure daughter Tina doesn't forget her French. She's hired a UCLA student, coach . .. Dennis Morgan's forming his own film company to star himself in a musical, "Manhattan Round- Up." Slick-performance dept.: Spencer Tracy's emoting . in "Broken Lance." .. . Gary Cooper's told his agents to find him a Broadway play . . . Fox is figuring on very skillful play. There wasn't much to the bidding after North's foolish raise. East passed to await developments, and South contributed same. South expected that his partner had length in spades, shortness in hearts, and some high cards in the minor suits. Almost any such holding would provide a fine play for game. East doubled the game contract, hardly believing his ears. When West opened the ten of hearts, North put down his hand as the dummy, and South gulped. After some thought South saw that he couldn't ruff out all of his hearts. He therefore discarded a diamond from the dummy, allowing East to win the first trick with the ace of hearts. South's real purpose, of course, was to establish his own king of hearts. East returned the ten of spades, trying to reduce dummy's ruffing power, and South won a finesse with the queen of spades. Declarer ruffed a low heart in the dummy, returned to his hand with the ace of clubs, and ruffed another low heart with dummy's last trump. He then ruffed a club to get back to his hand, cashed the ace of spades, and put East in with a third round of spades. East got out with a heart to declarer's king, and South promptly led his last trump. East dared not discard a heart or a diamond" so had to part with his last club. South thereupon gave up a third trick by leading a heart to East, and E*st had to return a diamond away from his king, thus giving South the last two tricks. two films teaming Jane Russell and Jimmy Stewart following their stint in "Jewel of Bengal." IT'S SEVEN BIG dancing numbers for Bob Hope as the vaudeville star in "Eddie Foy and the Seven Little Foys" and Bob's promising :"And the steps won't be the familiar Hope shuffle, either." After three hectic days of dance rehearsals, Hope was leaving the Paramount lot when a friend asked where he was headed: "To the hospital," replied Bob, "where else?" Store clerks who sell Stewart Granger and Rita Moreno shirts with buttons are optimists. Neither ever buttons 'em. .. . It' s the -glamor boy" treatment for Van Heflin for the first time in "Black Widow" at Fox. Ginger Rogers, a glamor girl all her life, plays the heavy. Current status ol "The Sophi» Tucker Story": Mervyh LeRoy has the yarn, plus all oi her song recordings, in his Warner office. "And that's where it stands," Soph told me at Ciro's. "I'm hoping that Mervyn will like me and Betty Hutton enough to want to do the picture." Jimmy Nelson's description of a summer resort: "A place on a lake with a girl on the make." SUCCESS STORY: Handsome Ronald Greene, the 19-year-old Acionis just singed by MGM, was discovered by ijinda Christian. Ha worked in a gas station a few- months ago ana borrowed a couple of suits irom Ty Power when h* made his screen test. Sidney Chaplin, currently in Warners' "Land of the Pharoahs," will wed Kay Kendall, who is s> look-alike to Ann Miller. Audrey Dalton nas applied for permanent residence in the U. & The Irish beauty i s also planning to become a citizen. Former movie beauty Jan* Weeks, now the spouse of wealthy John Martin of Hartford, Conn., is visiting in Hollywood. She recently recovered from a major operation. ... Penny Singleton's daughter was among those who tested for TV's Corliss Archer. Ann Baker won the role. It's "Tony Curtis Meets Miss Universe," a just-filmed U-I short. Miriam Stevenson and 15 other dolls in the beauty contest provide ;he scenery. Janet Gaynor ana Adrian purchased a home outside Rio de Janeiro where they will live six months of the year while. Adrian paints. 75 years Ago In B/yt/icv/7/e— Miss June Workman is expected to return the middle of the week from Jonesboro where she has been visiting for several days. Mrs. W. D. Chamblin and son. Bill, who have been spending the summer at Camp Rio Vista at Hardy, retured home today. Miss Martha Lee Hall returned home yesterday from Eastern points where she visited upon returning to this country from abroad. Accompanied by two friends .she left here June 28 for a conducted tour of Europe. POME In Which Is Enunciated A ound Principle of. Human Behavior: Television Star Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Television actress, Verdugo 6 She appears on 11 Singing voice 12 Presses 13 Doctrines 3 Compass point 4 Negative word 5 Malicious burning 6 Holding device 7 Anger 8 Drone bee 9 Makes into law 14 Spanish shawl ' v i ifiRittPr^H 10 Large hawk 16 Bitter vetch .17 Native metal 13 Afternoon social event 'W mood money ,/— — 20 Afresh 22 Symbol for sodium 23 Shoshonean Indians 24 Brother of .Jacob (Bib.) J26 Lustrous : 29 Writing fluid 31 Her programs comic .32 Bind ;33 Blockhead 34 Green 37 Entice 40 Bellow 41 Exists •43 Smooth 45 River in Switzerland 46 East (Fr.) 47 Pigpen 48 Reposes 51 Venerate 54 Small island 55 Adjust in a row 56 Storehouse 57 Dish DOWN 1 Everlasting (poet.) 2 Eye glasses the dawn 18 Tatter 21 Table attendant 23 Serviceable 27 Siamese 40 Short-napped dialect fabric 28 Verbal 42 Leather thong 30 Cognizance 44 Organ of sight 34 Hockey player46 Italian city 35 Most unusual 49 Note in 36 Three-toed Guide's scale sloths 50 Energy (slang)i 38 Take illy 52 Cloth measure 25 Distinct part 39 Dinner course 53 By way of 35 3Z 122

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