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PAGE 8Dt BLTmEVILLB (ARK.) COUKHnl NBWB TUESDAY, AUGUST 14, 1954 THE BLYTHEVLLLE COURIER NEWS TOM COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINEfl, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Adrertising Manager Sole National Adrertising Repres«nt»tivei: Wallace Witmer Co., New Tork, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the po»t- offict at Blytherille, Arkansa*. under act of Con- gnm, October t, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytherille or any submrban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.0* per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations All little kids in big cities should be taken to the country so they'll know that flowers don't grow on. hats. # * * When a fish keeps its mouth shut it doesn't get hooked. Not a bad tip. # # * Eight policemen in an Illinois town got measles at the same time. At least they caught something. # * # The yarn trade has improved recently—fishing not cotton! * # # This is the time of year when young girls don't have sense enough to come in out of the moonlight. Caution, Calmness, Reason President Eisenhower is fond of describing- himself as a "middle of the roader." Generally that is thought of as placing- a man midway between extremes of left and right in the political spectrum. But the President is giving the term wider and deeper meaning. He is applying it to mean an avoidance of extremes in many fields. He is ranging himself on the side of caution, calmness and reason. He is doing this with such, persistence that it'-makes a clear pattern of presidential performance, Joseph C. Harsch- of the Christian Science Monitor recently pointed out six specific instances, gleaned from two pre- idential press conferences, which reveal that pattern. Mr, Eisenhower was against our cutting off diplomatic relations with Russia or pulling out of the UN. He thought it foolish to say we would "never" recognize Red China, since "never" is a pretty strong word. He suggested we ought to think of our allies as partners rather than merely followers of our leadership. He opposed the idea of "preventive war." And he said Indochina truce might open the way for a better free world structure with which to block spreading communism. As Harsch noted, none of these positions is popular, nor easy to defend. It is much easier to say we should snub Russia, cut Red China dead, rattle the saber, and "get America out of the UN and the UN out of America." as the patriotic sloganeers like to put it. Most politicians, and particularly demagogues, would feel compelled to take the easy path. Some demagogues like to suggest that when they wave the flag and shout patriotic slogans they are somehow engaged in a difficult thankless enterprise. In fact, what they are doing is the easiest thing any politician could possibly do. It is much harder to do what Mr. Eisenhower is doing: take a position in which the self-interest of the United States is not so obvious, a position which measures the country's gain or loss over a long term. Perhaps, as Harsch indicates, only a man occupying the White House, with its vast power and prestige, could dare to look beyond the obvious and to consider more than the immediate political ad- vantagt. But if that be so, there is still no law compelling a President to stress reason, caution, and the ladger considerations of national welfare. We must be thankful Mr. Eisenhower chooses to, and hope that his example is followed by men who alone could not dare such a course. And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the city of his refuse, and the revenger of blood kill the slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood: — Numbers 35:27. Let no man trust the first false step of guilt; it hangs upon a precipice, whose steep descent in last perdition ends.— Young. Reds Understand Realities In all hubbub over the headlines, some of them telling- of lesser events, the new military agreement between Yugoslavia, Turkey and Greece drew little attention. It deserves a good deal. The pact formalizes the extension of the West's defensive netwodk from Scandinavia south and east across Europe to the fring of Asia. It brings into the defense ring three of the toughest fighting peoples on this earth. An estimated 1,500,000 men under arms vulnurable sectors. Most of the nations in the Western chain are members of the North Atlantic Treaty organization. Yugoslavia, of course, is not, but this new agreement will serve to wrap it closer into-the Western fabric. Much talk is heard these days about how the Communists are in a mood for peace. That may be temporarily the case. If it is, we can thank NATO and such auxiliary defense groupings as the New Balkan pact, fod it is only such hard realities as these that ever give the Russians pause. Readers Views VIEWS OF OTHERS Why High Food Prices? What we would like to know is, "Who is getting the benefit of the dip in farm prices?" Certainly the housewife isn't because the dip is not reflected in any marked downward spiral in retail market prices. Prom the House Agriculture Committee we learn that although the housewife is paying as much for food as at any time since the close of World War II, farm prices have dropped* 20 percent in the past three years. One reason for the gap is seen in the continuing by the government of high fixed farm price supports. If the Administration's program of flexible farm supports were passed, it would mean lower prices for the consumer. Yet is it not possible that despite the fact that farmers receive lower prices for farm products, the boys on the other end of the line don't care to pass the difference on to the consumer? Talk about retail prices not fluctuating with farm prices is nard for us to fathom. The recent tendencies to increase marketing and processing charges have remained uncurbed and have helped to keep prices up on the consumer end of the line. It might be wise for the House Agriculture Committee to make fuller investigation as to where the food dollar goes and not only press for a revision in the price support system, but also institute measures to eliminate the wide gap between farm price and housewifes' prices.—Portsmouth (Va.) star. SO THEY SAY I think it is a sorry reward at the end of at least 50 years of service to this country to say he (Gen. George C. Marshall) is not a loyal, fine American and that he served only to advance his personal ambitions. —President Eisenhower. * ¥ ¥ We shall need to continue our public housing program until the needs can be met by private industry.—President Eisenhower. I used to think nudists were Just a bunch of sincere nitwits. Now I know they're a bunch of thugs.—Evangelist Braxton Sawyer, * * * If a house is two inches out of plumb, everthing else is. I think a (woman's) figure should be in exact proportions. --Band leader Bob Crosby. * ¥ ¥ It's good to be free. It'« like being reborn.— Roger Touhy i* freed. Not Quite a Fair Fight, But—) To the Editor: I read your comment with a feeling of sarcasm in your editorial column of Aug. 17 under the heading "Election Issues." Sure, we Republicans remember the roaring thirties and Forties on into the Fifties, when the campaign cry was "boom and bust" on one side of the fence while the Democrats hung Hoover's hide on the other. Many Democratic politicians could make Hoover-ism sound so real that many times radio listeners could be seen wiping gravy off their chins and brushing rabbit hair off their lapels. We, like you, were thinking the politicians had •. outgrown such log-rolling, but you must remember all exiles are not happy. Now just because this . . . magician Steven Mitchell reached into his magic box and pulled out what he thought to be a golf club (but) which later proved to be a boomerang, . . . you . . . come out in bold print with such an outlandish heartbreaker. No! You cannot lead us Republicans to believe Mitchell's magic box contains nothing but boomerangs without there being just one little crippled bunny. No doubt Mitchell has been lisening to the senator from Idaho who has topped all contestants for the honors for jackass of 1954. So when you think this team can't find any political mud to smear, you have another thought coming. No doubt Mitchell and the senator will be able to cook up a dillie by laying this year's drought and crop failure to the Republicans, and themselves advocating the government irrigating Hell for 1955. F. R. Arthur Rt. 2, Leachville M-flMiJ IOQ& COULD Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Ed so n't Washington Column — White House and the Pentagon Should Settle Reserve Policy HOLLYWOOD —(NBA) — The Laugh Parade: You never can tell what will happen when a movie about t'-ic war between the states plays below the Mason- Dixon line. When a Memphis, Term., theater booked "The .Siege at Red River," the exhibitor marqueed it: "SEE THE CONFEDERATE OFFICER OUTWIT THE YANKEE." Macdonald Carey's wife received a present of a sweeping red velvet cape from the star when he returned from a film-making stint with Maureen O'Hara in Spain. Particularly elated because Mac assured her no other woman in the country would be likely to have a cape exactly lit* it, Mrs. Carey wore it over her gown when she went to dinner with her husband just before he left to star in "The Anniversary Waltz" on Broadway. "Beautiful," said the checkroom girl. 'I saw one just like it last night." • "On Gene Tierney?" choked Carey. "On Maureen O'Hara? On Merle Oberon?" "Oh. no," said the coat-and-hat custodian. "On John Carradine." ANN SOTHERN has never represented herself as being Hollywood's most docile actress. One day she called together the crew and fellow actors in the "Private Secretary" telefilm series after tempers had snapped all over the stage. She suggested that a pact be worth's weddings." MOST BITING yarn about the extreme youth of men in television is told by friends of veteran star Ted Lewis. .Ted, who once thrilled mom and pop when he lifted his battered silver-lined top hat and sang "When My Baby Smiles at Me," made his TV bow on a live variety show. Much to his surprise, hs found himself working with striplings who had never seen him in action. All went well until dress rehearsal, when the youthful producer of the show registered horror as Ted took his place before the cameras. "Everything's wonderful, Mr. Lewis," the producer said on dismissing the company for dinner. "Your music's fine, your singing's great and I like your clothes. ''But for Pete's sake, will you get that OLD HAT blocked before we go on the air. It looks awful" Barbara Stanwyck expected an answer of "tradition" or "dedication"' when she asked a 19-year- old Blackfoot brave on the "Cattle Queen" set the "why" of his long braids. "Dunno," he replied, "except they just keep growin'." WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The great hassle over U. S. armed forces reserve policy in which the Eisenhower administration has become involved seems somewhat inexcusable. There has been a reserve problem since July 1, 1953. That was when Korean emergency legislation expired, giving the President power to call out the reserves for involuntary service. Though faced with this problem for over a year, the White House not asked Congress to remedy the situation during this session. The last-minute plan which former Assistant Secretary of Defense John A. Hannah announced just before he resigned came too late and caught everyone by surprise. Essentially this plan called for compulsory military service by all young men, followed by service in the reserves. Active forces would be kept at three million men, with three million in reserve. Present reserve strength is 2,337.000, plus 330,000 now on active duty. talions. "While this makes sense, the plan is meeting stiff opposition. There was fear that universal military training was being put over by indirect means, under the guise of strengthening the reserve. There was fear that the states niJght be deprived of their militia o? flood or tornado guard duty, or to handle local disorders. The question of whether a federal National Guard could be called out by a state governor for strike duty was not solved. The sticker in the Hannah plan was that all the existing reserves would be merged with the National Guard, which would then become more of a federalized force than a state-controlled militia. The need for this reorganization was said to be demanded by the new look on national defense. In case of a sneak attack by the Russians, there would not be time to mobilize National Guard and reserve units in the old way. All must therefore be required to report instantly for duty with organizations trained for immediate action in units like antiaircraft bat- The cost angle was not solved. Under the present system of federal pay, training and equipn^ent, the National Guard wall cost the IT S. government an estimated $400 million this year. The Han- ii3li plan would cost the federal government SI.9 billion a year. The Hannah plan was not presented in the form of draft legislation, with all details worked out. Key congressmen refused to buy a pig in a poke, this late in the session. The plan had been given only the broadest general approval. by National Security was what forced Council. That White House Press Secretary James C. Hagerty to issue a statement repudiating it. The present understanding is • thai NSC will take up the plan in September, after the President's Colorado vacation. By that time it is hoped to have the details worked out in better form . There is opposition to the Hannah plan from existing reserve organizations who feel that their ox aad been gored. Some congressmen let it be known they would not permit existing reserve and National Guard units to be de- stroyed or taken over by the federal government. This was the angle that most disturbed the National Guard Association and the Reserve Officers Association, which also looks after the interest of the enlisted reserve. Both organizations have so far taken a wait-and-see attitude until they can be shown the fu lletx oft they can be shown the full text of the Hannah plan. Department of Defense had to deny that the guard or the reserves would be weakened by the new plan, in order to quiet NGA and ROA fears. In the initial planning, 'both the guard and reserve associations were kept posted on developments. President Eisenhower first ordered a shake-up of the reserve organization last January. He asked for a plan by April. He got it in August. The manpower division of Office of Defense Mobilization under Arthur Flemming did the first work on it. Lawrence Appley of the American Management Association headed the study. It urged a go- slow policy on universal military training, and no change in the National Guard structure. This was still the picture when Assistant Secretary of Defense Hannah took over and unveiled his plan before Defense Secretary Wilson's conference of 150 top officials at the Quantico picnic in mid-June. It was only when Mr. Hannah gave further details early this month that the new "DMT concept and federalization of National Guard came out. That is what upset so many interested people who hadn't been told. in a tantrum pay a penalty for his temperament by bringing a bottle of whisky for the whole company the following day. A few weeks later, Ann's own cork popped and the next day she showed up with two bottles of firewater. "Hey, the agreement is just one bottle for temperament," she was reminded by her leading man, Don Porter. "I know," said Ann. "But this bottle is for my temperament yesterday and this one's for the explosion I feel coming on today." Kirk Douglas and his bride, Ann Buydens, are still laughing about it. When she and Kirk were married, Ann garbled one of her lines and it 'came out "my awful wedded husband." WILLIAM EYTHE tells of the time he was producing a revue peopled with young talent never before seen by the public/ Among them was a shapely teen-aged dancer- who would do her specialties during rehearsal, then rush off to the wings to continue reading a book. Because the young miss was so beautiful and clearly headed for stardom, Eythe and the show's writers became intrigued with her literary pursuits. For days they made bets on whether she was reading William Faulkner, Kathleen Winsor or Ernest Hemingway. Finally Eythe decided to find out, followed her offstage, peeked at the book's title. Then he returned to his cronies. "She is reading," gulped Eythe, " 'The Bobbsey Twins in the Adi- ro^dacks.' " Derek Ray, British comedy star, said it on a recent BBC broadcast: "I want to get a regular job— like playing the organ at Rita Hay- the Doctor Says— Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. "I have recently been told," writes M.K., "that I have Lupus erythematosis. I do not know anything about this disease but have been told that I must keep out of the sun entirely. Would you please discuss it?" This disease, which was formerly considered rather rare, may be increasing; at any rate there seems to be a great deal of interest in it. At times it appear" to affect the skin alone and only a portion of the skin at that, but at others and too frequently it involves considerable parts of the body, and it must be considered as a generalized rather than as a skin disease. laboratory test. The fever and joint pains are generally improved by using drugs like aspirin which contain saly- cilates. Male hormones have been tried any definite effect on the course of the disease. The skin of patients with lupus erythematosis is frequently sensitive to light and usually has to be protected against sunlight. ACTH and cortisone have brought some good results. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Bad Judgment Will Cause Headaches "Please settle an argument for us." requests a Birmingham cor respondent. "There's no denying that South made the wrong play in the accompanying hand, but the question is whether this wrong to rattle off five space tricks and the ace of clubs, so South was set two tricks. Obviously, South could havo made his contract if he had finessed the ten of spades at the second trick. Is South more to be pitied than blamed, or should we just ship him to the glue factory?" I wouldn't go so far as to suggest the glue factory, but I think that South made a mistake in judgment. As a general principle, it is unwise to make a play that will work only if an opponent has been crafty. Consider this problem from the point of view of probability. Whenever East's spades are headed by the ace-jack, he is absolutely sure to win the first trick With the ace and return a low spade. When East's spades are headed by the ace-king, however, there is some chance that he will win the first trick with king in the conventional way, no matter how crafty he may happen to be. It is a contrast between certainty and mere probability. It is bad enough to be deceived by a crafty player when he is actually being crafty, but it is even worse to deceive yourself when your opponent is actually doing nothing. Actor, arguing with his agent: "'I don't care what my salary is, so long: as it's exorbitant." 75 Years Ago In BlythevilU Dr. and Mrs. I. R. Johnson will leave tomorrow morning for a vacation trip to Florida and Cuba. They plan to be away about two weeks. Mrs. W. H. Stovall and son, Bill, went to St. Louis yesterday to spend a week. Louis Lynch will return home tomorrow from Camp Saphire at Brevard, N. C., where he has spent the summer. While there, he received an award in rifle shooting and one in life saving. FIRST CANDIDATE — "There'* only one honest way to make monr ey." SECOND CANDIDATE — "And what's that?" FIRST CANDIDATE —"Aha! I thought you wouldn't know."— Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. THE TALL BLONDE greeted her pert friend as she stepped from the train and the two damsels embraced. The tender scene was taken in by two marines sitting nearby astride their luggage. "That's the whole trouble with this country," one youth moaned. "Women are doing men's work." — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Screen Performer Answer to Previous Puzzle Other kinds of treatment which have been tried balanced diet include a well- but restricted The disease seems to involve certain tissues of the body which are the binding substances for the blood vessels. This tissue is called collagenous tissue. It has been studied a good deal in recent years but our knowledge of its functions and diseases is still far from clear. Weakness, fatigue, and fever are common early signs of Lupus. Unlike many diseases accompanied by fever, there is a low white- blood count, that is, smaller than average number of white blood cells in the blood. Pains in the joints are also common. Although the skin symptoms have long been considered characteristic, they may be absent at the beginning of the disease and sometimes never appear at all. Lupus Erythcmatosis is much more commor in women than in men. It may -iart in children us younR as six or eight years old. amounts of food. Adequate vitamins, particularly "B" and "C," have been recommended, but these do not ar:~*ar to influence the under'ying condition. Lupus erythematpsis is A serious problem. It is a disease which has been known for more than 80 years, but the cause has not yet been found nor has a thoroughly satisfactory treatment been devised. Since many able research workers are studying it there is a hope that new methods to combat it may be developed in the next few years. JUDGE: "What started the trouble between you and the plaintiff? Defendant: "Well, your honor, it was like this. He threw a cup of hot tea over me; I hit him in the face with my bag of tools; then he broke a chair over my head — and the next thing we knew \vc Its diagnosis has been simplified j were quarreling." — La mar (Mo.) in recent years by in ingenioua j Democrat. WEST 4K62 V 10 642 • 832 4842 NORTH 14 453 1TKJ5 4 A Q 10 57 41063 CAST (D) 4AJS74 V87J 464 4AQI SOUTH 4Q109 EM! 14 Pass • KJ5 4KJ75 North-South vul. ftmth Wo* Nettfc 1N.T. P«M 4N.T. Pass Pt« Opening lead— 4 1 play was a mistake or a merely unfortunate guess. "West opened the deuce of spades, and East won with the ace. East then returned the seven of spades, and South went into a huddle. "East was known to be a crafty player, and his spades might easily be headed by the ace-king rather than by the ace-jack. After much anxious thought, South played the queen of spades, and the hand promptly collapsed. "The defender* were then able ACROSS 1 Screen. performer, Richard —— 6 He is a movie 11 Refer 13 Interstice 14 Theater usher 15 Mental i • faculties 16 Symbol for tantalum 17 Gfrates IB Perched „ 20 Domestic slav«24 Low, heavy, 3 Palm leaf 4 Woody fruit 5 German river 6 Greek god of war 7 Century (afa.) 8 Hurls 9 Oleic acid ester 10 Pauses 12 Ages 13 Phases 18 Body of water C A R T U * E R 9 A R O O O R U A i> E T « 1 O U s. O 1 0 A 1 E= O R O 0 e O A N t= * U N E ^ C A t C R '•'•y. t~ if K M 0 O R A N M \ M A N '%• LI T E R E *, T K l> >/%. w/, U A M 1 A N A T ; -:fe V 1 *. O R, l C E •S 1 N 1 O N & '-'•'. Ci £~ 9 T P e N A U. ^ A $• T R L. 1 F N P R E E •g C T £ U R <? A R E l N T O 1 L_ N\ e * « E R IN S <T T A y 30 Soothsayer 34 Chinese ,. „ carrier 21 Negative replySS The Spanish 22 Undergo 23 Observe 24 Soaks fiaK 25 Eternitie* 27 Censure 29 Dower property 31 Male cat 32 Rubber tret 33 Weep 34 Acting it hie j 37 Scheme 140 Painful j 41 Tear 43 Nights before 45 Common i (comb, form) 48 Of the feet 48 Preposition 49 Puffs up 31 Shark's i companion fish M Helper* 55 Peruser 56 Erects 57 Bamboolike grasses DOWN 1 Sew loosely 2 Oxidizing 44 He is one of the, newer of ' filmdom i 46 Personal (ab.) 47 Sidelong look 36 Disencumber 50 Threefold (comb, form) rolling sound 38 Average (ab.) 26 Only 39 Approached 52 Feminine 28 Poultry 40 Clip appellation enclosure 42 Young salmon 53 Poem ^ zz 8 tt

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