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PAGE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBJ COURIER NEW3 CO/ H. W HAINES, Publisher . HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A- PREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallact Witmtr Co. New York. Chica«o. Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. ^ . Entered as second class matter at the pott- office at Blytheville, ArkansM, under act ol Con- October 9, 191? LS WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1954 Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ol BlytheviHe or aay suburban town where carrier service ia maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per rear $2 50 for six months, 11.25 for three months; by maU ontside 50 mile tone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Thy faithfulness 1« unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abid- eth. — Psalms 119:90. * * * God is a worker: He has thickly strewn Infinity with grandeur: God is love: He shall wipe away creation's tears, And all the worlds shall summer in His smile. — Smith. A pastor "As you.think so you are," If you don't think, you just aren't. * * # Get to the bottom of things m your business and you have a food chance of coming out on top. * * * A large precentage of home accidents happen in the kitchen. Give the young wife time—sh&'ll learn how to cook. * * ¥ You'll never find opportunity knocking around with other knocker*. * * * A judge barred children from his court because he felt it gave them a poor outlook on life. Maybe some kids shouldn't be allowed to go home. Silver Lining Seen Here And There In Farm Cloud Though many dark clouds beset the picture of the future held by the average farmer, a silver lining may be seen peeking through here and there, although it often takes a bit of looking to discover same. Our farm economy is being faced with twin threats: too much and not enough government paternalism. On the one hand, the Department of Agriculture found itself handing out severe crop and acreage restrictions. That, many of this area's farmers felt, was too much government. On the other hand. Congress came up with a modified version of the flexible support program^ permitting supports to fall as low as 82 Vo percent on basic commodities. This, other farmers pointed out, is cutting the market too free of the government protection it needs. A third factor in Northeast Arkansas, Southeast Missouri and a major portion of the cotton South is the drought which has decimated some of the most promising crops in years. As to the new farm bill, permitting supports to slide 821/2 percent parity, there are some farmers who feel this infinitely more fair than the nroposed rigid 000 acres in Mississippi County alone, control system which would have, in effect taken from cultivation about 100,They say more cropland will mean better incomes for farmers even with a lower support price. Others in the cotton industry point to a more favorable position being gained by the United States on the world cotton markets where the price is now firming up. It may mean the U. S. will have a chance to dispose of some of that surplus. This would take considerable pressure off the USDA and the local farmer. We hope it works out that way, anywoy. There's even hope for the drought- smitten from two quarters: 1. Well on its way to becoming law is a bill permitting government loans on the purchase of farm irrigation equipment; and 2. It HAS been known to rain here in the past. Early in September, according to newest accounts, seven nations are to join the United States in drafting & Southeast Asian alliance. This is better n«ws than some specialists in Asiatic affairs would have guessed was possible. It is heartening to note, too, that the Hat of negotiating countries is expected It kioiudt Thailand, PtkiaUi tM 4* Philippines. Three Asian nations may be far from all, but at least it gives a potential alliance reasonable representation from Asian peoples. Britain, France, Australia and New Zealand are, of course, the other prospective participants. Their interests in the Far East make their role a natural one. Ideally, such an alliance ought to have India, Burma, Indonesia and Ceylon among its members. But India clearly will join no pact which it believes to be directed against communism, or, for that matter, "against" anything. And the other so-called Ceylon powers tend generally to follow India's lead. Time and the further performance of the Communist powers in China, Indochina and North Korea may teach India the folly of this course. Fitting the Crime The electric chair? The hangman's noose? Cat-o'-nine-tails ? Hanging by the thumbs? Pillories and stocks? The firing squad? Chinese water torture? The rack? Banishment to Siberia? No. After due consideration, we find that these fates are too good. They are too good y too gentle, too brief. We simply can't think of punishment adequate to fit the crime in this case. What crime? .$• That which is committed upon one's already-tortured form by the imaginative, inquirer who blithely asks: "Is it hot enough for you ?" VIEWS OF OTHERS Easy As Pi Branch Rickey has come out with a mathematical formula for determining the factors that win or lose ball games that is receiving wide attention. The general manager of the Pittsburgh pirates is one of the most astute baseball men of all time. He has worked out his formula with the aid of some of the country's top mathematicians. It uses figures on ABs, Hs' BBs and other factors.-familiar to box score hounds to work out measurements of a team's offensive and defensive powers and relates them by an additive equation which provides an answer to G for "games." This formula may be of use to base ball managers in analyzing their teams but it tells the public nothing it didnM; already know. If you want to find out which is the best team, the second best team, etc., all you have to do is look at the standings after the season is well enough along that a representative number of games have been played by all the clubs. If the Giaints are leading the league, then they're the best team; if the Pirates are in the cellar, then they're the worst team. Indeed the proof cited by Rickey for his formula is that its results jibe with the standings over the past 20 years. So long as the standings are reduced to black and white on the sports page, the fan doesn't need to bother with any mathematical rormula. However, there are fields of compeittion in which the score cannot be learned by the public from day to day as simply as the baseball scores can, in which some mathematical formula for telling who's ahead would be a great thing. Take the field of foreign relations and the cold war. If something like the Rickey baseball formula could be devised to tell how We're doing in this and where the weak spots are, then the public would have something. Perhaps some box score symbols could be worked out, such as BS for billions spent, AB for allies bought, PSD for planes shot down, PN for protest notes, and others for the rest of the activities, and the proper mathematical values assigned to each factor so that the resulting equation would equal P for peace. Then the public could work out on a solid basis whether the Americans or the Russians are ahead, where the British, French and Chinese stand, and whether Eisenhower and Dulles are better or worse than Truman and Achieson. There is almost as much argument on these points as there is over the pennant races but with far fewer facts to base it on. Another thing is that in this field the public can swap the players, shift the lineup and take other steps if it finds its team weak whereas in baseball the Dodger fans, for example, are helpless to do anything about the slipping Bums.—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. SO THEY SAY Neither North Korea nor China, nor any other country, can be free or survive unless the United States . . . will come to the fore and lead us to victory.—South Korea's President Sygman Rhee. * * * I believe that I am not going too far in saying that (U. S.) education at the high school level is medicore.—French author-lecturer Pierre Emmanuel. * * ¥ War must come sooner than later because we fcnow the later it comes the more terrible it will be.—South Korea's President Sygman Rhee. * ¥ ¥ If something doesn't happen momentarily, my farm (near Gettysburg, Pa.) is going to blow away,—President Eisenhower on drought condi- Our Changing World tfpNPKft Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: John Wayne may not know it yet, but his almost-ex, Esperanza, has signed a contract to star in a bi-lingual movie to be made in Mexico City. She will bill herself as Esperanza Wayne—not Esperanza Bauer. Myrna Loy ha s been talking with Paramount about a comeback .starring role in a new William Wyler film. Now living in New York, she'i ready, willing and able. The marriage of TV's Helen Parrish, who was in '"Three Smart Girls" with Deanna Durbin, is on the wobbly, bobbly side. Viveca Lindfors told it on the set of "Moonfleet" when a fellow- emoter asked if she had been excited at her recent hitching (her fourth) to novelist George. Tabori: "I'm always excited and nervous at the wedding ceremony. I know how that sounds, but it's true. Each time I hope that this is it and that it will work." ents, will open their Mr. and Mrc. act at a London cabaret after she winds up as Errol Flynn's costar in "The Black Pirate." On view at Beverly Hills silversmith Spencer Orgell's shop: A sterling silver telephone once owned by Mae West. The big buildup has been ordered at Fox for Virginia Leith, of "Black Widow," a former model who's been kept under wraps for the past year as a contract player. Her coach is Natasha Lytess, the same Natash who taught Marilyn Monroe. Richard Greene has been seriously ill at a British nursing horn*. The ailment halted production on his new movie, "Contraband Madrid." Aly Kahn's recent conceit—presenting showgirls with vials of Yla perfume (that's Aly spelled backwards) — may be the reason for ene Tierney's current pique. Peter Edson's Washington Column- Shooting War Over, Reds Launch War of Words 3 in Indochina WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The shooting war may be ended in Indochina but the Communist propaganda offensive there is being rapidly stepped up. Even before the ink was dry on the Geneva agreement • the Reds trotted out a carefully-planned propaganda program based on the assumption of a truce situation. It's the tip-off on what France and the U.S. will be up against in the upcoming battle for what free minds are left in Indochina. The initial Red propaganda pitch is being directed at the remains of the Viet Nam Army which ex- caped capture. Large sums of money are being offered to them to drop arms and come over to the Communist-held sections. They are being told that they will get free plots of farmland and be permitted to move into houses formerly occupied by Frenchmen. The story is also being spread that the French govenment has made plans to ship them all to Africa, for service in the Foreign Legion. ANOTHER MAJOR EFFORT by the Commie Viet Minn is directed at close to 1,000,000 natives expected to try to flee from Red territory to free Viet Narn in the south. If the combination of their threats, bribes and appeals to this group persuades an important percentage to remain in Red territory it will be a major Commie propaganda victory. A cold look at the propaganda weapons left to the U.S. for Indochina reveals them to be pituflly inadequate. Nevertheless the U. S. Information Agency has already swung into action. It's a maxim of the propagandists that no program they can cook up can be any more effective than the basic policies or products which they have to sell. That's the big rub for the USIA's new job in Indo China; One set of American policies there has already been a dismal failure. They've got to star, now, from somewhere back of scratch to try to sell a set of new policies which have not yet been formulated. There are two important dates which the propagandists will be shooting at. One is July, 1955, when the legislative elections will be held in Laos and Cambodia. The other is a year later when the all-Viet Nam elections are held, under terms of the truce, even though there is some doubt as to whether the Reds will ever permit them to come off. THE tJ. S. has already made two important moves in this psychological-propaganda fight. One was the announcement that the State Department would send either ambassadors or ministers to both Laos and Cambodia. This move gives the U. S. a stronger foothold in these important embryonic free countries. It proves that America considers them important and at the same time beefs up U. S. representation there. The second important action was the decision announced by Harold Stassen, head of Foreign Operations Administration,, that the U.S. would leave all of its equipment of a "humanitarian and civilian nature" in Communist-held Viet Nam. This includes such things as medical and irrigation equipment sent there to help bolster the forces of democracy in Indochina before the cause was lost in the north. Even before the truce was signed, USIA officials began strengthening its forces in Laos and Camboida. They have decided that it will take about 30 persons in all of free Indo-China to carry on the work of selling freedom in that area. IN THE RELATIVELY brief period while they worked closely with Viet Nam officials USIA experts got a good insight into the thinking of the natives. And they feel that they know how to make maximum use of the limited resources at their disposal. The basic message to these people has to be simple and sincere. They don't understand complicated, conflicting ideologies. They only understand results and positive evidence. Thus the message the U, S. will be attempting; to get across to them is that their real chance for freedom and prosperity lies with the forces of democracy, while affiliation with the Communist cause mes*is domination by Russia and slavery. The technique for getting these ideas across is through extensive use of pamphlets, posters and cartoon-type books. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service P. JORDAN, M.D. "My daughter, age 17, has diabetes insipidus," writes Mrs. G. "Is this serious? She has been using a hay-fever spray and I wonder if this could be the cause." The hay-fever spray is almost certainly not the cause of the rather unusual condition known as diabetes insipidus. In discussing this condition it should be said first that this is not the sume as the so-called sugar diabetes or diabetes mellitus which is a much more common disorder. In diabetes insipidus large quantities of urine are passed *hich does not contain sugar. This disease is more common in young people than in older ones and in boys and men than in girls and women. The underlying cause usually cannot be discovered. A family tendency, perhaps a truly inherited one, has been suggested as responsible in the majority of cases but this is not always clear. The symptoms usually develop gradually although sudden onsets have been reported. A great increase in the amount of urine excreted is the most constant symptom and an increased amount of thirst is also frequent. Someone suffering from diabetes insipidus may pass nearly four gallons of urine in twenty-four hours. The inconvenience of this disease is obvious especially if the victim attempts to quench the accompanying thirst. The appetite \R likely to b« normal, which is different from that in the common form of sugar diabetes in which hunger is likely to be excessive. In many cases the general health does not seem to suffer. People have been known to live with dinbet.es insipidiw for fifty years; some spontaneous recoveries have taken place. it* too«U<» of *• froubto * fairly well known. It is pretty well agreed that the source lies in a specific portion of the brain. Irritation or injury of this region will act on a portion of the pituitary gland, reduce its hormone production and produce the symptoms of diabetes insipidus. If a specific cause, such as a tumor, cannot be found, giving a hormone obtained from the pituitary gland usually brings about relief of symptoms which lasts for many hours. These treatments, however, have to be repeated and do not bring about a permanent cure. Until more has been learned about the original cause of diabetes in- sipidus it is unlikely that any complete cure can be devised. A RECENT applicant for renewal of her driver's license was amused when a special deputy, who was interrogating her, slightly changed one of the silly questions, asking: "Have you ever been adjudged insane or feeble-minded — that is, by anyone other than your own children?" — Lexington Leader. ALL THIS TALK of the value of congressional seniority irks us no end. If » congressman is blest with the "right kind of mental equipment, he doesn't need any seniority, and if one actually needs it, his constituents don't need him in Congress. — Daily Oklahoman. THESE NEW highs in the stock market prove that it's hard to sell a depression on a full stomach. — Dallas Morning News. IGOR GOUZENKO, the converted Russian spy in Canada, has sold movie rights to his book for S100.000, We dare Moscow to copy. — Chicago Trlftun*. JACOBY ON BRIDGE SOLDIERS armed with rifles and field packs aren't helping' the nerves o fTony Dexter, Robert Clarke and Mexican actress Martha Roth at the San Salvador location of "The Black Pirates" in Central America. The film company started shooting just as th« ihooting started in the Guatemala revolution. DANA ANDREWS has been given a tag, a pen and an invitation to write his own ticket for a tele- film series by NBC. ... Van Johnson plays a Britisher with a Yankee accent in "End of the Affair." No script explanation, either. . .. Sophie Tucker held back the tears during the critical hours when her son, Bert Tucker, hovered between life and death in. New York. And then broke down on the stage when she received word he was out of danger. Ingrid Bergman's new photo* show she's changed hair «tyle. Sif- nora RosseHinI now wear* fringe bangs. Pals blame Tom Swell's unhappy" outlook on the big nix given him on repeating his stage role in the film version of "The Seven- Year Itch." Up until a few weeks ago. Tommy v/as assured the role was in the bag for him. George Jessel has been in the market for heart bandages ever since Kathleen Hughes tied the knot with producer Stanley Rubin. Marilyn Monroe's zippy autobiography, as told to Ben Hecht, currently running in a London newspaper, was just about sold to Collier's magazine, I hear. But her studio stepped in with a big "No," cancelling negotiations. Hecht's reported to have received $50,000 for British rights to the eyeball-popping wordage. I don't know whether this includes Great Britain book rights, too. But if it does, maybe Marilyn's "This Is My Life" will be smuggled into the TJ. S. like "Lady Chatterley's Lover." JOANNE DRU and John Ireland, neither celebrated for musical tal- By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When your partner bids two suits, you are usually expected to indicate which suit you prefer. It's very hard to give such a preference with a single-ton, but in some cases this is the correct procedure. In today's hand, for example, South bid and jump - rebid his spades before' showing the hearts. This indicated that he had a strong six-card spade suit and only four hearts. North could therefore be cards and make as many trumps as possible separately, so South hopefully cashed the top spades and ruffed a spade with dummy's low trump. When the spades broke favorably, South switched to clubs, cashing the king and ace, and then ruffing a club in his hand. South now led another spade and ruffed with dummy's ace. By this time West was reduced to his trumps, and South could lead any diamond front the dummy and force West to win the trick by ruffing. West then had to return a trump, thus giving South a free finesse and allowing declarer to make his doubled contract. South was naturally pleased to make his doubled game contract, but you may be sure he had a few things to say to North about playing a hand in the right suit. 15 Ytors Ago /it Mrs. Allen Pickard has gone to Nashville, Term., to spend a week vistiing a sister and from ther* will go to Louisville, Ky., to spend another week visiting another *ii- ter. Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Buck and daughter, Miss Churchill .have returned from Little Rock where they spent several days. Mr. Buck attended to business there. Eddie B. David IB resting well at the Memphis Baptist hospital following a sinus operation performed there Monday. CHARLIE CHAPLIN, consorting with big Red wigs, reminds us he was always laughable and a trifle pathetic. — St. Louis Globe-Democrat. FOR 15 CENTS you can get now from the superintendent of documents at the United States Government Printing Office a 15-page handbook on "Safe Handling of Cadavers Containing Radioactiv* Isotopes,"—Des Moinea Tribune. IF MORSE were a Southerner speaking against FEPC, my, my, how the Liberals would be denouncing him from Maine to California! What a lambasting he would get from Mr. Pearson! — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. PATIENT: "Five dollars is an awful lot of money for pulling a tooth — two seconds' work." Dentist: "Well, if it Will make you happier, I can pull it slowly." — Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. If deception is your aim You will play a losing game. — Atlanta Journal. U. S. REDS must register all printing equipment under a bill passed by Congress. If it works we should have burglars list their tools. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. NORTH AJ 18 WEST 4652 V Q 10 9 7 6 3 • 8 *Q102 South 14 34 , Pass • QJ9743 4A963 EAST 4Q74 V8 4K10652 4J854 SOUTH (D) 4 AK 10 9 83 VK J52 4A + K7 North-South vul. West North East Pass 2 * Pass Pass 3N.T. Pass Double Past Pas* Opening lead—f t sure that the combined hands held seven spades and only six hearts. Hence North should have gone to four spades instead of passing over the double of four hearts. Four spades would have been a very normal contract, and South would have had no trouble making his game together with an overtrick or two. At the actual contract of four hearts, South had a real •struggle. West opened his singleton diamond, and South won with the ace. TIM ontr &°P* "** * Transportation Answer to Previous Puzilt ACROSS 1 Greyhound 4 Steam 8 Valley 12 He uses his tail for 3 Sediment 4 Kind of tire 5 Cavity 6 Sultanic decrees 7 Through 8 Smiles broadly Snsportation^i^ 13 Skin orifice 14 Flower 15 Decay 16 Thos. rousing needless fears j 18 Came in 20 Poker stakes , Clty 2 ^Bazaar ^Transported by Water 27 For 30 Light 32 Assented 34 Equip again 35 Looked 36 Worm 37 Insect eggs 39 Offers 40 Notion 41 Mouse genus 42 English novelist 45 Wraps 49 Implies 51 War god 52 Fodder storage place 53 Vegetable 54 Nothing 55 R«vis« 56 Augments 5? Obtain DOWN 1 Uncovered 2 Atop 26 Eagle's nest 27 Dying 28 Wind instrument 29 Advantages 31 Two-seated bicycle 33 Refute 38 Sampled 40 Foolish person 41 Disguises 42 Go up in an airplant 43 City in Oklahoma 44Gudrun's husband 46 Misplaced plant 47 Great Lake 48 Sailor SOWinglikt part 15 30 SS TJ

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