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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, September 13, 1955
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BLYTHEVrlXE (ARK.) COURIER HEW8 TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES. Publisher HARRY A. HAINE6, Editor. Assistunt Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Coll National Advertising Representatives: WalUo* Witmer Co.. New York, Chicago. Detroit, AU»nt», Memphis, Entered as second class matter «t the post- office »t Blythtville, Arkansas, under act o( Con•, October t. 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban towi> where carrier service is maintained. 55c per week By mail, within a radius o! 50 miles, ID.00 per jear, 12.50 !or six months, S1.25 tor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zene. 112.50 per year payable In advance. MEDITATIONS In thee are men that carry tales to ihed blood: and in thw they eat upon the mountaina: in the midst of thee they commit lewdnesi. — Eiekiel 22:9. * * * 'Twas slander filled her mouth with lying words; Slander, the foulest whelp of sin. — Pollok. BARBS Blue and violet lights stop headaches, says an optometrist. Red light, when ignored, often cause them. * ¥ * You can always depend on a second-lrieeMr i« come up with criticism. * * * If doctors didn't know a heap about human nature they'd have a hard time ever curing some women. * X- * The best tip to H*» who hare returned to school », learn to learn. * * * It won't be long until evening dresses will start to show just where the bathing suits left off. NAACP Does a Switch Over Period of Years Although we think it behooves every Southerner to have the best interests of the Negro people at heart and therefore the best interests of those organizations which would help him, we think the national Association for the Advancement of Colored People certainly hasn't helped its purported caused in the Emmett Till case. When first organized some 15 or 20 years ago, the NAACP gave promise of actually helping the Negro people . . . though it seemed to center its efforts more on the South than on other areas where the Negro needed protection in equal if not greater measures. Originally, the NAACP was interested in quieting such feeling as led to lynchings and similar acts of hate. But, now, sometimes it fans the flames of ill feeling. In the Till case, the NAACP is insisting the wanton murder of the youth should be listed as a lynching. Now, there's method to this wild sort of reasoning. For years now, observers have seen this and similar organizations list practically every Negro murder as a lynching. One of the last of these "lynchings" to go into the record involved two drunk white men who beat and robbed Negro in Louisiana. This bolsters the organizations' very excuse for being. They can point out that lynchings do occur and are happening. The killing of Jimmy Till can't possibly be termed a lynching. Someone killed a teen-age boy. Only a few men were involved. This is not compatible with the general public understanding of the word, "lynching." This sort of approach to a murder case makes us bristle anyway. An act of murder anywhere else in the nation becomes, to some people, a lynching when it happens in the South. Is this the sort of work the NAACP hopes will bring about a better and happier relationship between the two races? The NAACP is breeding the very germs of hat they claim to be wiping out. Religion Gains Many limes in the years since World War II we have been told by thoughful men that our problems are at root moral ones. We have brought about great scientific and industrial marvels, but seemingly have lacked the power to control them. • It is contended that greater moral force will supply that power. Morality in Western civilization has been hard pressed to keep pace with the many powerful forcM r«lMMd by th« continuing industrial revolution. If this it truly the need, then th« remarkable upsurge of American interest in religion i« a hopeful sign. For religion teaches a stem morality. Newest figures from the National Council of Churches show that more Americans than ever before belong to churches and Sunday schools. Some 60 per cent of the population are church members today, against 49 per cent in 1940 and no more than 16 per cent 100 years ago. Total membership is nearly 97,000,000. Interest in religion—as gauged by church membership—has been and still is rising faster than the population. The 2,640,000- gtiin from 1945 to 1955 is a percentage climb of 2.8 against an increase of 1.7 per cent in the population. All the major faiths reflected the increase. Most authorities are agreed that the swelling tide of church membership indicates a deep hunger among the people for a faith that can serve as a rock of certainty amid the bewilderments of these times. People appear to be searching eagerly for guidance—and peace of mind. • It is also possible that many realize the moral deficiencies of the age, and are hopeful of fashioning a new moral structure better designed to meet the dilemmas of 1955. Surely church -and community authorities recognize that the nation with a fresh moral spirit. Even without this aspect, the great religious gains are significant. For they demonstrate that in a perplexing time people have the humility and the willingness to look beyond themselves for answers to their biggest problems. Yet it would be almost impossible to overestimate the value of these gains if they could be translated into the moral force men seem to need to master the great scientific contrivances they have dropped upon a fumbling world. It must be our great hope that this translation is made. VIEWS OF OTHERS Byrnes Rings the Bell Former Governor of South Carolina James F. Byrnes has rung the bell — no pun intended — in the matter of integration in public schools with these words, "All we ask is that the federal government let- our schools alone." It isn't what a person says or where he says it that is significant, but what does count is the importance of the individual in the eyes of the public. In the case of Jimmy Byrnes there could be no more important individual in the United States. Ex-Chief Justice of the United States, ex-Secretary of State, ex-Governor of South Carolina, ex-Senator of South Carolina, and chief mobilizer of war resources, Byrnes knows the answers. Speaking at a school building dedication in Duncan, S. C., Byrnes continued his integration views with these words, "We did not ask, we do not ask the government for federal aid." Much has been written and countless views expressed on the matter of race integration in the public schools. When the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its ruling that Negroes should be admitted to any of the nation's public schools when "feasible" it resulted in a psychological situation extending far beyond the issue of education. Integration proponents leaped at the chance to have the ruling applied to other fields, in an effort to bring about racial equality in all fields •throughout the country. Integration is an issue that cannot be dodged. It is here, a problem that is vexing, and one that calls for careful study. Whether states south of the Mason-Dixon line will accept it and permit their children to go to school with Negroes Is something to be determined by future events. Ex-Governor Byrnes' ; 'no aid" policy appeals to The Gazette, for as he also said, "He who pays the fiddler calls the tune." — Gastonia (N. C.) Gazette. Work in the Ring Used to be that eyebrows were raised when a woman dared anything other than house work. Well, that's all past now, and we're accustomed to such thing a* career women and "Rosie the Riveter" who appeared during the war years. Currently we have the spectacle of a New York mode] who's abandoned her dainty profession for something more daring — the bull ring. With her her destruction of two savage bulls, Bette Ford, at 24, became the first American woman to perform in the Mexico City pla««. Yes, we've oome a long way since the tim* when a woman's place waa In th« home. And that's no bull!—Jackson (Miss.) State Times. SO THEY SAY I'd rather be with the (N. Y.I Oiants than be President of the United States. — Eddie Brannick, long-time traveling secretary of the OianU. *> * * I hiven't hesitated to mention It at medical meetings and the like. The Japanese doctors have conceded that this Is true. — Dr, Frank B. Berry, assistant secretary of defense, says that Jaundice, and not fallout effects, killed Jap Nnti- •rmu aft*r H-bomb tut 1> ItU, Detour Peter [dson's Washington Column — Communist China Sets High Price For Release of U. S. Prisoners WASHINGTON — (NEA) — One month of the U.S.-Red China talks in Geneva on release of Americans held in China has now been ticked off with no apparent progress. They may end In failure any day Or a successful breakthrough might come between the time .this Is written and the time it gets in print. The more likely prospect is that they will go on and on. When the American negotiator, Ambassador Ural Alexis Johnson, came back to Washington before he began his talky-talk with Communist Ambassador Wang Ping-nan, he was prepared for the worst. As deputy assistant secretary of state for Far Eastern Affairs, Johnson had been in on the Korean caese-fire negotiations. They lasted two years and 17 days before the prisoner exchange deal was worked out and the armistice signed. Johnson was reminded by Secretary of State Jolin Foster Dulles that his Geneva dickering might j take another two years. That's the way Communists like to work. , On July 30, Communist Premier | Chou En-lai declared that, "Thej number 'of American citizens in| China is small, and their question j can be easily settled.'.' i The number of American civil-; ians held by the Chinese Communists is 41, and their release could be ordered instantly. What happened to upset this sim- ple solution was that on the eve of the Geneva conference, the Commies outsmarted themselves. They released the 11 U.S. airmen they had been holding as prisoners of war. Their big idea seemed to be that this would create a lot of American good will towards Red China. The Geneva talks would then pi > ceed to settle everything the Chinese wanted to talk about, to their advantage. What happened instead was that Col. John Knox Arnold and his 10 companions, as soon as released, told their story of Communist prison camp tortures. Their ordeal was spread all over the free world. It caused a wave of anti- Communist feeling. The Chinese lost more face fast. Since then the Communists seem to have been at somewhat of a loss on how to play their hand. Instead of trying to recover good : will by unconditionally releasing j the 41 American civilians, the Com-i munists chose to hand on to the American hostages for blackmail bargaining. This is an old Commie trick. Russia has been hanging on to thousands of German and Japanese prisoners since the end of j World War U. At the Council or Foreign Ministers meeting in 1945, when the western powers proposed release of prisoners In compliance with armistice terms, Molotov protested. His argument was that the re- Lurn-of-prisoners clause had merely been put in- to induce surrender. Now that the enemy had surrendered .why bother about it? How long the Chinese Communists will retain the 41 Americans is, of course, unknown. But the concessions the Communists want to wring from the United States by holding these hostages were pretty well indicated by Chou's July 30 speech. Presumably he wants these negotiations at a higher level than the talks now going on in Geneva between Johnson and Wang. While no American wants to see his fellow countryman held prisoner by the Reds even for one day, it can be stated authoritatively that the price asked by the Communists for release of the 41 won't be paid. What Chou wants \s.<- a confer ence with Dulles. To say that such a conference will never take place would be too sweeping a statement. But It isn't on any calendar or date book yet, and it isn't being planned. The present assurances are that before any such meeting can take place, there will have to be a complete exchange in the Chinese Communists' behavior toward their neighbors and (til other nations. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD — (Nea) — Onstage,- Offstage and Upstage: It's dates with other guys for "The Guys and Dolls 1 ' star, Vivian Blalne, during h«r trial separation from hubby Manny Prank — with 'Frank's approval. But they don't consider it an eyebrow-lifting design for Jiving. Prank being frank about it: "There's been a lot of stupid publicity about our decision, but we're serious. We've been together constantly for 131/2 years. It's good for Vivian mentally to see other people and to escape a feeling of being hemmed in. "A DIVORCE? I don't know. We haven't discussed it. It's up to her now. She's moving into her own apartment when she returns from her Las Vegas engagement. But she still has the keys to our homr and I still consider her the greatest gal in the world." Every time I hear Hollywood's drum beating for new faces I'm reminded of a story told about a movie casting director with a face only his mother could love. When he announced he was going to New York to sign up some new faces, a studio man quipped: "While he's there he oughta gti a new one for himself." "Jesse James Was My Neigh bor" is a new title gimmick in the sequel department usually confined to such uninspired things as "Son of" or "Daughter of." The trend suggests some interesting possibilities such as "Davy Crockett Was My Neighbor" or maybe, for some real excitement. "Marilyn Monroe Was My Neighbor." GEORGE JESSEL will MC an International Parade of Stars for Producer Lee Soble. The In-the- flesh show, featuring European acts, opens in Los Angeles in October before a road tour . . . Bob Cummings is getting into the merchandise act with a "Bob Cummings Sport Shirt." . . . Jane Russell has a date at Pox to discuss the possibility of starring in "The Revolt of Mamie Stover." The paper-backed version sold 3.000,000 copies but there will have to be 3000 censorship cuts if Mamie ever reaches the screen. THE WITNET: Jimmy Dunne is a second diamond. The defenders now return a third club,' and declarer discards a low heart from the dummy, winning in his own hand with the ace of clubs. At last it is time to lead trumps, so South takes the ace and king of spades, without even considering a finesse. This leaves the queen of spades at large, but South can ignore that card. Declarer lakes the top hearts and proceeds to cross-ruff the hand, ruffing diamonds in his own hand and his own two losers in the dummy. Dummy has two trumps for the'se two cards, because South has made sure that only two rounds of trumps are drawn. The opponent who has the queen of spades will eventually get it, but that is the only trick South loses, aside from th« two diamonds. telling the latest Joe Prisco racetrack, story. Joe walked into a bar and borrowed *5 from a pal to pay off a cab driver. "Where you been?" said the pal. "To Santa. Anita race track," growled Jo«. "But it hasn't even opened yet," was the reply. "That's what I discovered," said Joe, "and it made me Jo mad I tore up alt my money." THIS IS HOLLYWOOD, Mrs. Jones: Jeff Morrow's eight-year- old Lissa is finally impressed by her pop. He gets a fan letter every week from Mrs. Elizabeth Crockett Oldham of Midland. Texas — a direct descendant of Davy Crockett. NOT IN THE SCRIPT: Marie Wilson: "I wonder when they're coining out with an automobile that automatically shifts the blame." Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis in danger 01 slipping as a team because of personal differences that still haven't been ironed out? "Never." says comedy star Claude Stroud, who split up with his brother Clarence, in 1946 when they were at their peak as a team. "It doesn't matter how Jerry, and Dean feel about each other offstage," says Claude. "They will automatically fall into whit they've been doing all these years and it will come out right. Show business Itself l! the ability to create illusion and Dean and Jerry are great showmen. I have a feeling they're going lo be greater than ever." CLAUDE IS BACK at the funny- bone game with recent roles in "Private Secretary" and "Ozzie and Harriet." He's also planning a big TV talent show "that will,go beyond handing talented people a prize. It will develop these ^people, give them material to Work with and bring them back again and again." Brother Clarence, he says, owns an auto agency in Sioux FaJSs, S.D., and has no intention of ever putting on make-up again. J5 Yean Ago In BlythevHIc the Doctor Says — Written for NE.A Service By EDWIN T. JORDAN, M.D. A difficult problem for both physician and patient alike is brought! up in the first question today. I Q — Recently a friend noticed! a lump m her breast which the doctors felt certain was not cancer. However, when the lump was removed a pin dot trace of cancer was found and my friend has been told that as a precaution the breast should be amputated because of the probability of malignant growth later. My friend | would rather watt and continue to be under the regular care of her doctor. Is the risk too great?— M. G. R. A — I can understand how your friend is hesitant and wants to wait under the cirsumstances outlined. Nevertheless, medical opinion is, I believe, unanimous that when cancer cells are found in a breast tumor the safest procedure is to remove the breast. While it is. of course, possible that no further trouble would develop the risk probably is too great. Q — .. About a year ago my brother, age 53, became ill with a great deal of numbness and pain in his legs and feet. His doctor diagnosed noctine poisoning and advised my brother to stop smoking which h« did. In a short time his legs and feet returned to normal but about 80 days after he quit smoking several teeth became loose and my brother thinks this happened because, he stopped smoking so abruptly. What do you think?—L.V. A — It certainly sounds as though your brother was wise to stop smoking. 1 do not know of any reason to believe, however; that loosening of his teeth could be related to his sudden cessation of smoking: probably the loosening of the teeth Just happened to occur at the same time. Q — Why can't some kind of anesthetic be given to a patient who needs a few stitches taken at the hospital? — Mrs. A. M. A — It would, of course ,be possible to give a general anes- ttuUa If tt t* a**d**i wbcn * itw stiches, (presumably following an injury) are taken in the skin. I believe that a local anesthetic for such purposes is often avoided because of the danger of carrying infection deeper into the tissues. In other words, pain of this sort can be eliminated if it seems wise to do so. Q — Can one have arthritis in the hip and yet no redness or swelling? The doctor says I have one leg a. little shorter than the other. Could this cause my hips and knees to hurt? He suggested a buildup in my shoe.—M. A. A — Yes, one can have arthritic changes in the hip without redness or swelling. Yes, also to the second question; it is commonly believed that difference in the length of the 'legs may cause excessive strain on the lower back or hip joints and sometimes pain disappears when the shoes on one side are built up. Q — My 75-year-old mother bruised herself in a fall and wants a leech to draw the congested blood out of her shoulder. She says that this treatment was used in the old country for many ailments and that people felt better. - Mrs. S. A — Bleeding by means of the use of leeches is indeed a method which has been used for hundreds if not thousands ,of years. It probably Is not used commonly today and I should hesitate to advise it. Q — Is It possible for a woman of 46 who Is having her 8th baby (her youngest Is 11 years old) to have twins? Could she have a boy since her a*ven children are all girls? — Mrs. B. W. — So far ai I know she could have twins and is aa likely to do so as' she would have at previous pregnancies. Also, the chances of her having a boy are approximately 50-50 regardless of the «x of her previous children. THB BH3T acting in the theater today 1» don* by the perton who smile« when you *que«* by him and step on hla corn.—OrtenvUle (B.C.) PMnont. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Finesse Needn't Be Made to Win By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The right way lo play today's hand is to depend on normal breaks. The wrong way is to try the trump finesse. When me nana was actually dealt, South tried the wrong method. He won the first trick NORTH AAJ6S VK74 4 Q1083 WEST 4104 EAST *Q93 «KJ8S 41072 SOUTH (D) 4K87S 4> A79 *J8J4 «42 *AK8» North-South vtri. Sootk We>t Nortk B**4 1 * Pas* 14> Pa« 1* Pass 3 *> Pan 4 *> Pass. Pass Pass Opening lead—* 4 with dummy's queen of clubs, took the king of spades and then finessed dummy's jack of spades. East won with the queen of spades and returned a third trump. South struggled on, but he wound up down one trick. He was.bound to lose two diamonds and one trump in dummy to take care of a losing heart and a losing club. Since there's .no way to use one trump for two cards, South had to give one of them up, and this was the setting trick. The correct play is to win the first club In the South hand and lead a diamond to finesse dummy's ten. This doesn't work, since Enat can win with the jack, but South is willing; to lose two diamonds. Bast probably return! a club to dummy's queen (as good a defense u any), and dummy leads 1 Q-VThe bidding has been: North But South tt'wl 2 Hearts Pass ? You, South, hold: 452 VQ74 *K83J 1Q I 4 } What do you do? A—Bid three hearts. The hud If sllihtly too stronr for the net' alive response Ql two no-trump. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: *52 VQ742 »A63Z +Q 5 3 What do you do? The Senate receives today a final draft of the first peacetime conscription bill requiring all men from 31 to 35 years of age to register for military twining. Henry Muery and Clint Wheat left this morning for Fayettevllle where they will attend the University of Arkansas. Both are members of the past year's graduating class. Colie Stoltz. well known band director of Memphis, is here this week assisting Charles Morehead in enlarging the Junior High School Band which was organized late last year. He will play solos on brass and reed instruments to demonstrate to the group. Mr. Moorehead stated members of the senior band will go to Memphis Sept. 20 by bus to play for the Blytheville-Tech High football game. Jack Hale has gone to StRrkville, Miss., where he will attend Mississippi State this coming year. Bob Porter has returned from Winfield. Ala., where he visited his parents for the past week. THERE IS fl very narrow margin between keeping your chin up and sticking your neck out. — Jackaon (Miss.) State Times. TWO BRITISH airmen flew to New York for lunch and then back home for dinner. Now they, too. will probably be writing a book about America.—Fort Myers (.Fla.) News- Press. 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