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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, August 21, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TSM COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher fACJL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Witmer Co, Nftw Tort Chicago, Detroit, AtltnU. Memphis. Entered at second class matter at the post- nre offict at Blytherille. Arkansw. under act ol Con- SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ox Blytheville or any •ubmrban town where carrier service is main- a w radius ol 50 miles, 15.00 per r $250 for six months, $135 for three months; i£ onteide W mile «one. $12.50 per year payable to advance. Meditations Fear not thou, O Jacob my servant, saith the Lord: for I am with thee; for I will make a full end of all the nations whither I have driven thee: but I will not make a full end of thee, but correct thee in measure; yet will I not leave thee wholly unpunished. — Jeremiah 46:28. * * * Thy attributes, how endearing! how parental! all loving", all forgiving. — Hosea Ballou. Barbs There are a lot of June brides who will find out that dishes have to be washed about 1000 times a year. * # * Laufhin| at your own troubles k almost a sure w»y t« run out of them. * * * It's a good thing that women don't worry over the fact that their hair this year is just last year's trimmed over. * * * Up till now, there are no bank presidents whose jobs college graduates got. * * * A woman's new skirt is a grament that is always too long, too short, too tight or too something. The U. S. and Formosa Three events of recent days have put Formosa back in the news. Premier Chou En-lai of Red China said his government soon would seize the island. President Eisenhower flatly warned that invading Chinese would find the U. S. Seventh Fleet barring their way. And the British declared they would not suffer Formosa to be included in any Southeast Asia defense alliance. None of these happenings can be classed as startling, but they do re-em- hasize certain basic facts about Formosa and our relation to it. First, with its Nationalist Chinese government, the island is a sharp thorn in Red China's side. So long as it exists in hostile hands, the Communists can never quite relax the defense of their mainland coast. Nor can they wipe out the political menace of a rival regime. Threatening noises from China may be expected, though just how seriously they should be taken at this time is a question. The Reds know the U. S. Fleet blocks their way. The British made their partciular pronouncement because they have recognized Red China and will not place themselves in the position of defending a rival government. It is viewed as diplomatically inconsistent. "But to the U. S., Formosa is more than a diplomatic puzzle. It is a defensive bastion, a key link in the chain of outposts on the Western Pacific rim. Whether or not we cared to save Chiang Kai-shek, we would feel bound to protect Formosa as an integral part of our vital defense system. That is the real significance of these events. The British look at Formosa as a bystander would, not feeling their safety or Asia's deeply involved. But to us the Seventh Fleet is a necessary fact of life. To the Red Chinese it is a hard fact of life that they will forget at their peril. It's Good, But— The major league baseball season still has a quarter of the way to, go, but the two races so far ars rather unnerving for those folks who like the status quo. The Yanks and Dodgers are not walking in. In the American, Cleveland is dancing along at & pace that has the New Yorks crazy. The Yanks win and win, but don't gain much. In the National, th« frenzied Milwaukee Braves are breathing hot on Giant and Dodger col-' lars, and anything can happen. If Cleveland and Milwaukee should tak* the pennants, eager New Yorkers have to shelve their plans for making the world Series a permanent city institution. Ko doubt th«r wouki ^^ *** h: " Oh ' well, it's good for the game to have someone else win." And you could almost hear the adding a private mental note: ''So long as it doesn't happen too often!" VIEWS OF OTHERS Time For Traffic Offenders Fellow in New Jersey snuffed out a half dozen lives the other morning. He had been warned twice to get off the road to take a nap and sleep it off, but did not heed the advice. This is a spectacular example of what is wrong with our attitude toward dangerous drivers. This state, along with others, is about to embark on a con- cenrated effort to halt highway accidents and deaths. It is high time that the whole problem- including the present paraphenalia of slogans, catch phrases, law enforcement, courts, and police—were re-examined with critical eyes. It is pretty generally accepted by anybody who has seen mangled bodies on the highways that traffic violations, like speeding and improper passing on hills, are not trivial offenses to be winked at in court. Nobody knows this better than the police themselves. Yet many policemen are relucant to make an arrest, for the simple reason that they are penalized time and time again by being made to appear in court only to have cases continued week after week. The question is, why should the arresting officer, rather than the offender, be inconvenienced? That situation could be reversed if we would abandon traditional thinking, and seek ways to meet the problem realistically. Why is it not possible, just as an example, to establish certain depots or "pounds" along heavily traveled routes? When a motorist is arrested for speeding or driving negligently, he would be immediately directed to the nearest pound or depot. There he would wait, gnashing his teeth and contemplating his negligent driving habits until an extra-mural court was convened or until an executive of the state police had an opportunity to point out the dangers of reckless driving. The loss of an hour or two of time would be more painful to many motorists than a few dollars. And it would certainly cause less wear and tear on the arresting officers.—Hartford Courant. These Kids Of Ours "You're aways boosting these kids and touting the to the skies", said a venerable father, grandfather of a sizeable group which bear his name and blessed thereby in the perpetuation of his name and family tree. "Now, what do you think about this?" In his hand he had a clipping from some newspaper about teenagers holding up a store and the revelation in the investigation that _they were frequent users of dope. One reason that feature of the story got into print was that it was unusual, startling and revealing. "Maybe you're patting these kids on the back too much/' he suggested. To our friends who are perturbed about instances, real and imaginary, which they can point to about the conduct of youth we simply reply that we know oodles of boys and girls, lots of them who have grown into young manhood and young womanhood in this community. They are fine honest, sincere, spiritual and filled with lofty ideals, most of which relate to goals that they know they can attain. The exceptions are there. They are to be regretted, of course. They do not negate the big fact, that the rank and file of them in many ways are head and shoulders above any other generation this land ever produced. If they aren't wouldn't parenthood, our teaching facilities, our youth organizations, our churches be fighting a gloomy battle! The day by day, night by night leadership of parentage, the responsive attitude of our fine boys and girls are among the beautiful phases of living in a country so richly blessed with natural resources and fine peope. Don' sell our boys and girls short— PIainview (Tex.) Evening Herald. Helping Red Aggressors While the Communist nations have been engaged in overt aggression we have been helping them. And we are still helping them, and plan to help them more. We're not sending guns. But the free nations shortsightedly are sending too many so-called "non-strategic" goods which are permitting the Communist nations to use what industrial capacity they have for war production instead of for civilian production we are providing. Instead of making textile machinery, for example, the Reds can buy it from us. Then the Reds can use that textile machinery to make uniforms for their forces while using their factories to produce war machinery instead of textile machinery. Instead of tightening up on that trade, we are loosening up. It has been announced in London that the United States, Britain and other countries have substantially cut their limited embargo list, effective Aug. 16, and henceforth will send more types of goods behind the Iron Curtain. Thus we strengthen the Reds for more aggress- sion against us. Does anyone remember what happened to the oil and scrap iron we sent Japan in the months leading up to Dec. 7, 1941?—Chattanooga News- Free Press. Sorta Pathetic, Isn't It? Erskine Johnson IN Peter Edson's Washington Column — HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Behind the Screens: Irving Berlin nixed another fabulous offer to film his ! ife story—this time it was Joseph M. Schenck with a $1,000,000 check as bait. The explanation was the same one Irving gave me a few weeks ago—"I don't want my life done as a motion . icture." But coming up this fall is a two- hour TV cavalcade of his songs and parts of his life story as the background. Latest definition of a movie producer: A man who goes around with a worried look on his assistant's face. Is there a trend away from fresh, new faces to reliable players who know the movie ropes and who can be pushed into.-important stardom with careful career strategy? That's what many Hollywood actors read in Fox's recent grab of Robert Stack and Richard Egan —two flawless profile boys who are at least 10 years older in age and experience than the striplings who have been occupying the "Marked 'for Stardom," bench in the past wo years. Says the studio casting director, ,ou Schreiber: "We will still sign young people whom we consider potential stars if and when they show up. We will u ake them on and develop them as we have Robert Wagner and Debra Paget. But of late we have not seen much of this young ma- ,erial." didn't sign that, seven-year contract with Fox—one film a year —until a few weeks ago. Big ques- ,ion Hollywood scribes are waiting to ask the British star: Did he really say of his movie- town stay that "I enjoyed every dollar of It"? You woi4dn't think that the re- jent death in London of Lord Richard Henry Brinsley Norton had any connection with flicker matters. But he's the man who coined the word "cleavage" years back in a battle with the late Will Hays over censorable footage in a British film imported to the U.S. Of Rep. Meek Puzzles Exper\ WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The keynote speech for the 1954 congressional election campaign will probably be delivered Aug. 19 when President Eisenhower speaks at the Illinois State Fair Grounds in Springfield. This occasion is expected to develop into a White House "laying on of hands" to bless the candidacy of Republican Joseph T. Meek, who is running to unseat the incumbent Democratic Sen. Paul Douglas. President Eisenhower recently wrote Mr. Meek, saying that he "looked forward with anticipation," to greeting Mr. Meek in Washington next January as the new junior senator from Illinois. "Looking forward with anticipation" is of course a lot easier than looking forward in retrospect. There is no particular strain on the credulity for anyone who can just shut out the past. But political experts who are familiar with the record and past utterances of Mr. Meek have been wondering how or why Mr. Eisenhower's aides allowed him to get caught so far out on a limb in endorsing the Meek candidacy. This is particularly emphasized by two facts. 1. President Eisenhower had originally said that he would endorse no individual candidates. This was later altered to a statement that the President would endorse only those candidates who had supported his program. 2. The supposedly independent Citizens for Eisenhower committee had recently refused support for Mr. Meek because he did not support the President's program. Mr. Meek's record in not supporting the President's legislative program is both clear and extensive. At Urbana, on Feb. 25, Mr. Meek declared that, "The mavericks and hybrids in Washington today, passing as Republicans, are enough to turn your stomach." On March 23, Mr. Meek came out for a flexible farm price support program, as advocated by President Eisenhower. At the Harvard, 111., Milk Day celebration on June 5, however, Mr. Meek declared: "I don't think the farmer needs any political recipe. He'll solve his own problems if he is given freedom to do so." This is taken to mean that he is now against all price' supports. At Mount Vernon, 111., on April 30, Mr. Meek said: "I am a Republican but I am not too happy with my party nor with its embracement of too many relics of the past." While this might be taken as a repudiation of conservatism and an endorsement of progressive Republicanism, t l*a t is not Mr. Meek's record. He was a Taft supporter in 1952 and he is closely identified with Sen. Everett M. Dirksen of Illinois, who was Taft's choice for vice president. The "relics" Meek complained of were Democratic policies. Mr. Meek favored Senator Bricker's proposed amendment to the Constitution ,to redefine the Presi- dent's treaty-making powers. President Eisenhower opposed it. On May 14, Mr. Meek said. "I won't change my support for the Bricker amendment." On foreign aid, which President Eisenhower had supported, Mr. Meek on June 6 at Springfield declared:. "It's high time we had someone in Washington who -will rear up and scream to high heaven about American citizens being sold down the river to keep the rulers of foreign countries in luxury." Earlier he had said: "The United States must at all costs walk alone rather than get involved with ingrate and insincere nations." The strongest endorsement of President Eisenhower which Mr. Meek has given so far is a rhetorical question: "How can I be anti- Eisenhower if I am for the platform on which he was elected?" He has declared that this platform was "one of the finest, most hopeful documents ever devised." A careful check of Mr. Meek's statements in his own ''Retail News Briefs" reveals, however, that he has opposed the Republican platform planks on government loans to small business, Taft- Hartley labor law revision, social security, the minimum wage, equal pay for women and fair employment practices. This record poses a serious problem for President Eisenhower. If such a record can Win endorsement from the White House, then anyone wearing a Republican label can win it. A foreign babe—not Zsa Zsa Gabor—was asked for her telephone number by Porfirio Rubirosa and got this answer: "What's the p o i n t in it? I wouldn't date an actor!" ACTOR! MERVYN JOHNS, a character actor in "Moby Dick," the new Gregory Pec starrer, is the papa of husky-voiced British star Glynis Johns. Claude Boissol, the screen-writer who's cooing French love words into Yvonne de Carlo's shell-pinks, wants her to star in his "Marie of the Islands." Symbolic note? In "New York Confidential," a gangland getaway car careens into a store, lemolishing the display windows. A shoe store? No. A clothing .tore? No. A television shop! MERLE OBERON, of all people, does a torrid Flamenco with amed dancer Antonio in her Span- sh film, "Everything Can Happen n Granada.". . .Somethii.% for the jendarmes to worry about: MGM shelved the title "Rogue Cop" for the Robert Taylor starrer at the request of police authorities who hate the three-letter word. That was a couple of months ago. Now the picture is back to the original tag. First call on the movie rights to Willima Faulkner's new novel, "The Fable," goes to producer Bill Bacher and Director Henry Hathaway. The movieman gave the Nobel prize wanner for literature the idea for the tome. Since her Las Vegas night-club click, Mae West says she's had a couple of movie offers. On wide screen of course. Adv. in a movie trade paper: "Errol Flynn offers his lovely hilltop estate for rent or lease." Apparently Enrol's never coming home to live as lavishly as he once did. DINAH SHORE has been awarded hundreds of plaques for her singing, but there's only one trophy displayed on the mantel of her home—a small cup for second place in a recent tennis tournament! Richard ("The Robe") Burton the Doctor Says- Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. All men, all masses, do truly long for peace. It is only governments that are stupid.—Presldent Eisenhower. * * * This is a great break for me, I'll pitch my arm off to make good. —Ralph Branca, signi with Disturbing reports of ourbreaks of a disease k" own as psittacosis have appeared in many corners of the continent during the past few months. That this is not totally unexpected is Shown by the publication of an arti^e forecasting an increase in this dis-ase in the American Journal of Public Health last November. Psittacosis is caused by a virus but it can and does produce most unpleasant symptoms and it is a matter of considerable concern also because it can be spread to human beings either from birds kept as pets, or from other people with the disease. Psittacosi s is caused by a virus. In human beings it produced a high fever with symptoms in the lung much like those of pneumonia. In a person ill with the disease the virus can be found in the sputum and if this sputum is injected into mice it will produce the disease in these animals. The disease is primarily one of birds, such as parrots, parakeets and lovebirds. It attacks these birds readily. In one shipment of 161 parrots, parakeets and con- ures from South America, only 16 were found to be free of *he virus which causes th' disease. In 1932, 76 cases of psittacosis were reported in the United States and seven died from the disease. During 1933, only 15 cases and four deaths were -ported. The rapid improvement came from a quare tine which was imposed by the 'ec 1 - '1 government on the shipping of parrots and similar birds between the states. Since that timi our public health services have boon er.crngcd in a continuous battle to eliminate psitta- ia susceptible birds. Infected birds have been destroyed and the importation of infected birds has been prohibited. The disease has not entirely died out among human beings, and the likelihood of contracting it seems to be increasing again. Psittacosis in human beings resembles virus or a typical pneumonia. Fortunately there is a specific test available which can be used to make the diagnosis definite. So far as treatment is concerned, either serum taken from a victim of the disease who is convalescing or a goat serum which has been produced, seem to shorten the course of human psittacosis. Some of the antibiotic preparations probably offer the best hope of prompt and effective treatment. The important point, however, is for anyone who keeps birds to make sure that their pets are healthy and free of psittacosis virus by having them examined by a veterinarian. THIS IS the period when all of the baseball clubs in the low brackets are looking for new managers and present managers are looking for new jobs, under the "win — or else" rule. — New Orleans States. NOW THAT we are having a lovely heat wave, this is a good time 'to announce that scientists tell us that the winters are colder than they used to be. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Slipping Defense Is Troublesome By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service North was very disappointed when South ran out of the double of three clubs. Actually, West would have lost only one heart, one diamond, and two clubs. South didn't think he was particularly safe at spades, but he was correct about feeling dissat- led his remaining heart. South won with the king of hearts and led a low heart right back. West could still defeat the contract by ruffing high and cashing the ace of clubs, but West couldn't see the danger. When West actually discarded a club, declarer ruffed the low heart in dummy and led another high diamond in order to discard his singleton club. Now the contract could not be defeated. The defenders could get three trump tricks and the ace of hearts, but there they would stop. 75 Vtoi-5 Ago In B/yf fctYi/lt— Mr. and Mrs.'J. C. Ellis and son, J C. Jr., left totiay for a vacation. to be spent on the Gulf Coast. They plas to be away about ten days. MASS Frances McHaney, Miss Virginia Little. Miss Jane McAdams and Miss Elizabeth Ann Wilson are spending this weekend in Memphis as the guests of Miss Dorothy Miss Ruth Lindsey is resting well at the Walls hospital following tonsillectomy performed there thi» morning. A THREE-YEAR-OLD boy cried bitterly as a large friendly dog bounded up to him, licking his hands and face. "What is it?" asked his mother. "Did he bite you?" "No," came the reply, "but he tasted me!"—Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. THE MAIN trouble with a late- summer vacation is that you have that much less time to recuperate financially for Christmas—Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. POME In Which Is Reported A Not Unusual Aftermath Of Outdoor Eating: Picnic food, and also frolic, Sometimes leaves you with a colic. —Alanta Journal. AN AMERICAN who climbed to the top of Mt. Ararat to try to find Noah's ark saw something up there that he couldn't reach but he didn't know just what it was. That's about what we think Noah's ark would look like now.—Lexington Herald. THERE'S ONE thing for sure, we are well versed in the 'give and take' field—take from the taxpayer and give to the world.—Tallassee (Ala.) Tribune. In Old Mexico Answer to Previous Puiile WE DONT KNOW whether it takes all kinds of folks to make a world or not but w? sure have ':,.i\. • — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. 1 NORTH (D) 21 • AKQJ 4KJ75 WEST EAST *AK3 AQ *A5 VJ10872 • 4 ' • 10 37653 A AQ 10 934 2 *6 SOUTH • 1098542 VKQ94 • 92 North-South vul. North East South W«4 1 • Pass 14 Double Pass 2¥ Pass SA Double Pass 34. Double Pass Pass Pas* Opening lead—¥ A isiaction with the double of three clubs. As things turned out. South had the pleasure of making his contract when the defense slipped. West opened the ace of hearts and then switched to his singleton diamond. Declarer took the ace and promptly cashed the king of diamonds, hoping that West had led from a doubleton. West was able to ruff the second round of diamonds and should have cached the ace of clubs at once to make sure of defeating the I contract. Instead, West foolishly ACROSS 61 Dry 1 Mexico is 62 Scottish oapital of this sheepfold country 63 Pen name of 5 area is Charles ^am 760,383 square 64 Soaks up —;i-- 65 Oriental coin 66 Blow with in miles 8 It is mineral open hand resources DOWN 12 Toward the \ TOSS sheltered side 2 Ileum 13 Folding bed 14 Mountain (comb, form) 15 Vend 21 Duct (anat.) 23 Ages (comb, form) 25 Number 3 Relate 26 Palm leaf 4 Color 27 Stagger -- 5 Frozen water 28 Let-fall 16-Compass point g Unit of weight 30 Wolfhound 17 Part of a pedestal 18 Rings 20 Leveled 22 Individual ! 24 Cooking utensil 25 This republic is making great progress 29 It has 29 33 Chemical suffix 34 Peel 36 Mr. Chaney 37 Rubber tree 38 Classify 40 Blackbird of cuckoo family 41 Chest rattles 44 Dressed feathers 46 Encountertd 48 Weight Of India 7 Precipitous 8 Rat 9 Persia 10 Surrender 11 Monk's cowl 19 Fillip 43 Dry, as wine 45 Expunges 47 Former Russian rulersj 49 Indonesians ofl Mindanao ' 50 Nothing 51 Journey 53 Shout 31 Musical quality 32 Geraint's wife54 Operatic solo 35 Strays 55 Kind of tide 39 Abound 58 Born 42 Corrects 59 Lair 49 The were among its n»tiv« Indian! 52 It has many .—— ruins •SGiPMike bird o" Too ^Withered

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