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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 195J TH« BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1KB COURIER HKW8 CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher •AMY *. HA1NW, Miter, Asaist.nt Publish* PAVL D. HUMAN. Advertising Mvuftr Sob Nation*! Advertising RepresenUtirts: W»ll»ct Witmer Co., New York, Chic»go, Bttroit. AlltnU, Ifcmphk. _ Intend M K»nd clu< nutter »t the post- offiet »t BlytheTille, Ark»n»s. under Kt ot Con- irtm, October ». 1»17. Member of The Associated Prt* SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or >ny suburban town where carrier service is main- Uined, 35c per week. By m»H, within » radius of 50 miles, M.50 per year 13 50 for «il months, J2.00 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mlk zone, 112.50 per year pnyablt in advance. ^^^^ MEDITATIONS We should look to the Sacrament for i special revelation of Christ and His truth. The purpose of the communion service is to afford us an opportunity to take into our spiritual natures something from the outside. — Rev. Charles A. Savage. * * * Why fU««t *»» about to muck to chug* thy way? tkei «!•« ikalt be aihamed of Egypt, M lh« w»it uhuml at A»rria. — Jer«l»h S:M. « * » Men tire *emaelve» in pursuit of rest. — Vie me. BARBS The only time it's nice to reach the end ot yowr string k when you've hooked a big tith. # * * It. M lur* te keep a gnod-lor-notUng mum I* M it fc to keep a gmt «••» *<"">• ' * * * The (rown-up girk who are making face* for tt»e men are the one who ueed to make faces »t the little kofi. * # * VuiNe* «P" •** wh»t 7»« l«t Inm your Afewh mat atoo what T.. ban* «t at nfaatjt » * ». The firet thing lots of folks do when they've returned from vacation ie to wonder how the heck they spent 10 much. We Learn the Hard Way Apparently one bit of World War II history—the question of why the Western nations did not enter Berlin before the Russians—is destined to be the subject of international debate for many j'ears to come. Sire Winston Churchill has now reopened the issue, contending that the United States blocked his plan to seize Berlin first. Russian capture of the German capital vastly increased postwar difficulties between East and West, he argues. On this latter point, he probably will not be seriously contested by any American who played an important role in the key military decision affecting Berlin in 1945. As for the rest of lus argument, it reflects the basic differences in outlook toward the war which existed then between Britain and the U.S. It is a criticism of President Eisenhower, then supreme Allied commander in the European theater. For Mr. Eisenhower wrote General Marshall, at the time U.S. Army Chief of Staff, that "Berlin itself is no longer a particularly important objective." The general's principal strategy was to thrust across central Germany to a union with Russian armies at the Elbe River, thus slicing the nation in two. He was endeavoring to strike the enemy at his weakest point. The meaning of this strategy was that the United States, as always during the war, was committing itself to decisions it hoped would lead military victory at the earliest moment with the least possible loss of life. The Chiefs of Staff, President Roosevelt and the Congress were in support of this general plan. •»Xo sane person could imagine that General Eisenhower, General Marshall or anyone else concerned in shaping that strategy for Germany had any thought of favoring the postwar plans of the Russians. They were simply devoted to getting the war over. The British, on the other hand, as always during the war, looked ahead to the political prospects of postwar Europe. Sir Winston correctly foresaw the ' danger of allowing Russia to slash too deeply Germany, and particularly to ring Berlin with Soviet forces. We thought of pure military triumph. The British gazed beyond to war's political aftermath. The events of the Cold War have made Sir Winston look like a fount of wisdom on these issues. But it must be remembered that «e recently as World War II, we wert not well schooled in tht wayi of world politic*. Wt wtrt green. We abhorncd war, and, once in it, w« wanted only to have it over and done with, We have learned much about world politics since then, for leadership has been thrust upon us. Sir Winston should understand that it serves the cause of freedom poorly to dwell now upon the errors of our earlier inexperience. What counts today is that we have shown a tremendous capacity for growth in" understanding of world affairs in the short space of ten years. VIEWS OF OTHERS Unsung Heroes The age of miracles is here. At least it seems «o from the achievement* of agricultural research. Take the automatic cotton lint sampler developed at the Stoneville, Miss, laboratory of the U.S. department of agriculture. Old-time ginners must scracth their heads in amazement when watching the sampler in action. This gadget extracts, accumulates, presses and packages a consecutive series of lint cotton portions from a bale being ginned. While i quicker, cheaper and cleaner method of sampling, it also eliminates the need of slashing a bale to check the lint. That's enough to make Hi Whitney sit up and take notice 1 Other seeming miracles have been chalked up by the department's hatd-working researchers. Once a necessary evil to corn production, the old corncob has sprung into it£ own, via research, as a component of nylon and other materials. Insects now find the going much tougher thanks to the aerosol bomb fashioned by the farm scientists. Outdoors roses got a boost from «ix multi-purpoee rose dusts turned out by the department. .. • Farmers are receiving a mystical onion seed, courtesy of research, which matures ten days earlier than conventional varieties. Researchers even found a way to measure plant nutrient by the principle of radioactivity. Many of these miracles of farm science hive been produced in Southern laboratories. Congress might justifiably bemedal these research scientists as the unsung heroes of the nation's farm progress.—Jackson (Miss.) State Times. They Can't Ignore Truman Not since the heyday of Henry .Wallace has a "New Dealer" or "Fair Dealer" been quite as embarrassing to his party as Harry s. Truman has proven in his pre-1956 fling at speech-making. Either his writers didn't clear their material with the Democratic high command, or the latter just couldn't realize how coldly America would react to Harry. Whichever it was, they swiftly called off his speaking tour. That IS embarrassing, for it emphasizes that direction, will have to do one of two things re- pectlng Mr. Truman. They must embrace him, along with Trumanlsm; or they must repudiate him, along with Trumanlsm. That isn't good from their point of view. It i» the horns of their dilemma, and not to be modified by any hope that they can just ignore him. For Mr. Truman is ready to speak. He wants to speak. He feels he is entitled to speak—being his party's elder statesman and its last incumbent, on whose record candidates would be asking commission of this trust. So the failure to be asked would be about the same as an overt repudiation. Trumanism was the issue in 1952. It will be again in 1956. Mr. Truman will not let it cease to be, even if by some miracle the country forget what it was all about, and the mess in perpetuity it came to symbolize.—Nashville Banner. Chicks and Nest Egg A clue to what's happening to agriculture was reported this week at Decatur where poultry raisers and feed dealers gathered to get new ideas about • their products. Among other things they learned that in the past 15 years broilers production in the Southeast increased 1,040 per cent and that poultry and poultry products now constitute the second source of income for farmers in Alabama and the other Southern States. Only cattle comes ahead. Corn, cotton, hogs, wheat and the rest all trail. And the best is yet to come. The assembled chicken men heard talks on how through feeding their poultry antibiotics they could speed up and improve production. You can now give the chicks a sort of super-charger which will produce 5 per cent more growth with 5 per cent less feed. Helpful people, these scientists are. They bring prosperity and better living. The chicks don't mind, we suppose.—Birmingham News. SO THEY SAY The best Russian scientists art «j good is any in the world. — Adm. Lewis Strauss, Atomic Energy Commission chairman. * # # I think peace will come to the entire world. I've always been an optimist. — Ex-President Truman tells Far Eastern newsmen in Independence, Mo. * * * Those Americans who think there is going to be a rebellion in Russia and that communism Is going to be washed out tomorrow are engaging in purely wishful thinking. — Herbert W. Pike, U. S. farm expert just returned from touring U.S.S.R. * * ¥ You cannot legislate goodness. It is not that easy. Parents must teach modentton «nd true temperance by precept and example. — Dr. William 8. Lea, Episcopalian minister, bucks Itgtl- llinf of liquor In Knoxvillt, Tenn. 'Our Good Friend, Mr. Eisenhower, Shot 86 Today" Peter id son's Washington Column — U. S. Agency Is Kept Hopping To Spike Commie Propaganda WASHINGTON — CNEA) — World-wide Communist propaganda against the United States is still so full of tricks that a principal job of U.S. Information Agency posts is to catch up with false rumors and spike them. At New Delhi, India, early this year, one of the native Indian em- ployes of USIA brought in a typical report that was being spread by word of mouth in one of the nearby provinces. This area had just been serviced with its first pure, running-water system, and its first electric lights, supplied by one of the Indian government's new hydroelectric dams. But because of an unusual spell of, hot, dry weather ,-nd because the; r.fiw reservoir hadn't filled up with enough water for adequate irrigation, many crops dried up. Taking advantage of this situation. Communist organizers in the! province started a story which to illiterate Indian natives made complete sense. "Of course the crops aren't good," said the agitators. "Thei new water is lifeless. It has had all the electricity taken out of it —just like taking the cream out of milk." This story is typical of a number brought back by Theodore S. Repplier, president of the Adver- tising Council, after a trip around) the world to study USIA operations. Repplier was given an Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship to sti.dy the effectiveness of American information programs In combating Communist propaganda and infiltration abroad. - Visiting 13 countries, he made special studies in four—Japan, India, France and Italy. In southern Italy, ReppUer picked up the case of a small village family which was having a run of bad illness. The local Communist party at once sent around a young girl who volunteered her services free of charge as maid of nil work. The family was most grateful. Soon the girl began to leave the Italian Communist newspaper Unita, around the house. This provoked many political discussions. When the girl left the family a couple of weeks later, they were all converts to communism. IK another town- the trail of a Communist dentist was picked up. The local party leaders sent him many poor peasants whom he Irealed for a few lire. His waiting room was full of Communist liter- niure. And as the dentist filled teeth, he also filled his patients with propaganda, drilling it in good. In still another Italian town, just before an election, a surveying paily showed up. Without saying anything, they began to run lines around the countryside. When the villagers finally asked What this was all about, they were told that if the Communists won the election, all the land would be divided up and given to the peasants. One of the worst Communist lies which USIA people have had to combat this past summer was first planted in the trouble zones of the Middle East. It was a story that at the United Nations tenth anniversary celebration in San Francisco last June, "a high functionary of fhf State Department 1 ' had tried to "buy off" the leader of one of the Arab delegations for ten million do! tars. In return for this sum, the Arab was supposed to see that his country would align itself with U.S. foreign policy in the middle East. But according to the Commie story, the proud and patriotic Arab re- fureo to be bribed. particular story has also been picked up in places as far away from the Middle East as Belgium and Brazil. It defeated its purpose because it was too big a lie to believe. Ten million dollars is 10 per cent of the USIA annual budget, and one investment of that size was obviously impossible. But the more subtle propaganda dies hard. the Doctor Says — Written for NBA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. "I have recently been informed," writes Mrs. R. J., "that my one- and-a-h a U-y ear-old daugher has' enlarged tonsils and should have; them removed. So far she hasn't; had any throat infections and fewj colds but she does have some dif-j ficulty breathing through her nose; and consequently has become a ; mouth breather.'' ! This letter raises the difficult and important problem of removal of the tonsils, a subject with which; perhaps most parents and their | children's physicians have struggled. First, T should like to say that' the decision in each case has to! be made on an individual basis and! it is not possible to discuss this subject except in general terms In the case of Mrs. J.'s daughter, however, it might be pointed! out the mouth breathing is per-1 haps more likely the result of en- Inrged adenoids than it is of tonsils (though both can be removed at the same time if that seems desirable). And that as a rule the lymphoid tissues which make up both tonsils and adenoids are naturally likely to shrink somewhat toward the age of 10 years. There are some recognized reasons, for not taking out the tonsils. Among these are the presence of acute inflammation, tuberculosis of the lungs, several blood disorders or diabetes. The reasons for taking out tonsils are not always so clear-cut. Frequent attacks of acute tonsillitis is one. Difficulty in swallowing, breathing or talking caused by enlarged tonsils is another. Catarrh or other Infections of the middle ear is usually reason enough to remove them also. Also, if there is cause to believe that chronic infection of the tonsils is causing Bright's disease, arthritis, or other difficulties elsewhere in Ihe body they are better out. The adenoids are made up of tissues much like that of (he ton- Alls. Tliis tissue lies in the back part of the nose. The Adenoids, like the tonsils, may harbor germs and chronic infection. In children, par tlculnrly, they may be large enough to interfere with breathing through the nose. Most mouth breathers have enlarged adenoids. Definitely diseased tonsils and aoenoids should be removed sur- gcailly. They are sometimes treated with x-ray, by coagulation with an electric needle, or by radium (in the case of the adenoids), but the majority of leading specialists feel that these methods are usually not as satisfactory as sugrical removal. Even though removal of the tonsils is an operation probably done more often than any other it is not something to dash into without good reason. fn many youngsters it his done a lot at good. Furthermore, even ;his operation is not entirely without risk, though the risk Is slight, and there Is no use doing it unless there is a good chance that it will improve the health. When the operation is indicated it seems best to go ahead with it without too much hesitation. THE BEST after-dinner speech we ever heard was, "Waiter, I'll take the check." — Charleston News fc Courier. A LOT OF PEOPLE who wouldn't think of driving a car more than 65 miles an hour will tilt back in a straight chair on a slick floor. — Florida Times-Union. LITTLl LIZ tb«t pflnclpolj fire at n*n, womtn and chilW* • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Vulnerable King Endangers Slam By OSWALD JACOB* Written for NBA Service The play of today's hand was short and sweet. West opened the six of diamonds, and East took the first two tricks with the queen and ace. South mournfully claimed the rest of the tricks, and the opponents were happy to surrender them. They were pleased to score NORTH * AJ10J VQ1084 • K98 + Q7 WEST KAST AK861 • 8542 •AQIOI *10fil + 842 SOUTH (D) 4 None V AKJ973 *J7 4AKJI1 Both ridf* rul. KM* W«ft N#rtfc BM 1V Pan 1 * PBB a* Pan 3V Pa« 5V Paw «V PHI Pk» P«» a profit of 100 pointa on t hand that might well have produced a loss of more than 1400 points. What went wrong in the bidding? Who made a mistake, and what should the correct bid have been? There was nothing wrong with South'8 bidding. He was a bit conservative at his .second turn with a bid of only two clubs, but he wasn't particularly encouraged by a response in his void suit. North made the fatal error when he accepted the Invitation. He should have bid five no-trump Instead of six hearts. He knew that South had a tremendous two-suiter In hearts and clubs. North had a queen for each of his partner's suits, and he had a king and an ace in the two other suits. Obviously, both of South')* long suits were ready to run. The only prokltm WH lo avoid tht lot* of Erikine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Stall Cocr«pomiettt HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — Hollywood on TV: Sometimes I suspect there are more husbands and wives ON television than there are WATCHING television. This m»y b« ,an exaggeration but I'm happy M hear there will be no "the hero takes a wife" stuff in the new episodes of "The Bob Cummings Show." It's open season on changing formats but Bob, my favorite wolf, is sticking to his love 'em .md leave 'em character, guaranteeing us men another parade of shapely cuties. Ten of the shows will feature locatidn scenes Bob made this summer on Waikikl Beach and around Honolulu. An ex-Miss Hawaii, singer Dellfin Poaha, will be one of his new dolls, along with the returning Lola Allbrlght. THE HAWAII SCENES convinced Bob that "it's nice to get some fresh air into the show" and future location scenes, 'he says, may be filmed in Palm Springs, Acapulco and other glamor. spots. The Screen Directors' Playhouse, a filmed anthology series due on ABC-TV this fall, will showcase the magic touch of famous Hollywood directors like Leo McCarey, Frank Borzage and many others. But a big TV name. Herb Shrlner, is the star of the first half-hour show. It's a comedy, "Meet the Governor," directed by McCarey, with Herb as a small town attorney ducking political mud-throwing and a wife (Barbara Hale) he thought he had divorced. EXCEPT FOR AN appearance a few years back in a film turkey titled "Main Street To Broadway," Shrlner has been Ignored by Hollywood despite TV nnd night club fame. Wide-eyed about landtag the role during his 6th appearance in Las Vegas, he told me: "It's the first Indication I've had that movie* and television can be wed." Herb about the "164,000 Que«- tion shlw: "It's too bad it wasri't on the air when money w»§ worth something.' 1 Alan Wilson's telling about the rich Texan who bought a TV set with a small screen—only about the size of Rhode Island. CHANNEL CHATTER: Jack Benny decided against a weekly TV show this season and will continue on his every-other-w e e k schedule. But he'll star in five or six big Hollywood hour shows now that he's off radio. . . . Eyebulglng TV audience record: Prom May to July, Lux Video Theater was seen by 519,810,000 peopl*. . . . Oeorje Qobel's Gomalco Prod, has signed Mort Sahl, San Francisco night club comic for big time TV grooming. . . . Caesar Romero's "Past- port to Danger" telefilm* ended at the 30 mark. At the moment Ronnie, 19-year-old son of George Burns and Oracle Allen, becomes a regular on their TV show thit season but not as * chip-off-the-old block. He'll play it serious at a dramatic student. He warmed up for the role this summer with a performance in "Picnic" at the Pasadena Community Playhouse. BABIES AND DOGS, any actor will tell you, are the scene stealert of show business. But you oufhi to hear what mctors try to do to doga. Especially during filming of scenes for TV's "The Adventures of Rin Tin Tin." Lee Duncan, the pooch's owner and trainer, is sorry it's a form of cruelty overlooked by the SPCA. Says Lee: "Every scene stealing trick is used to grab attention away from Rinty. One actress, in a silent scene, even meowed like a cat to upset him." But the worst offender in Duncan's book was an ac.tor playing a friendly Indian. "Some friend." groans Duncan. "It was a big scene for Rinty with the Indian in the background. But he tried to steal the scene by blowing perfect smoke rings from a pipe. The director bawled h— out of him." two tricks" at the very outset. South would have accepted the invitation by raising to six no- trurrvp, and no opening lead (nor anything else) would have defeated this slam. The point is that some slam contracts must be played from a particular side of the table to avoid a lead through a king. This hand should have been spotted as belonging to this category. Q—The bidding has been: North Fast South West I Hearts Pass ? You. South, hold: *52 V74 4AKQJ62 *6 5 3 What do you do? A—Bid four diamonds. The jump response in a new suit tr in opening two-bid shows a suit that can play opposite a void. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in 'he question just answered. You, South, hold: *Q74 V51 »KJ62 +K S 5 3 What do you do? Answer Tomorrow The preview system or record- ins laugh tracks for telefilms like "It's a Great Life" Is a great life for Jimmy Dunn, Mike O'Shea nnd Bill Bishop. They clown it up as the stars of the show, then sit in with the audience every week and laugh at their own jokes. Movie billed on a marquee In storm-ravaged Danbury, Conn.: "Hell and High Water." J5 Years Ago In Miss Rosa M. Haxdy, principal of the high school, wiH address lint meeting of the Parent Teacher* Association for that school on Wednesday afternoon. Mrs. I. R. Johnson left this morning for Memphis where she n'ill visit with her sister. Mrs. J. P. Wi«. Mrs. Harry Weedman who ha* been quite ill is now much improved. Miss Mary Jean Afflick left ye«- terday for HolUns CoHeRC, Hollina. Va., where she will attend school. Miss BiUie Leggett left this morning for Oxford, Miss., where she will enroll as a sophomore in the University of Mississippi. Mrs. Thad Nic'nol became a nt* member of the Woman's Auxiliary of St. Stephens Episcopal Church when they met on Monday afternoon. AN INSTRUCTOR PREDICTS that the dance will never die. Not ns long as they let certain boxers cra\vl into the ring. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont, THE CITY BOY was entranced by his first visit to the old family farm. Out exploring by himself he found several empty milk bottles in the grass. Rushing back to the house, he shouted: "Hey, Grandma. I just found a cow's nest!" — Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun. IT IS CLAIMED that Americans of 50 years ago were stronger. But they could hardly have lifted a *20 sack of groceries, as those of today do with ease. — Mattoon (HI.) Journal-Gazette. 26th U.S. President Answer to Previous Puzil* ACROSS 3 Methods 1,6 Theodore * German (ab.J Roosevelt wai 5 Hours (ab.) B 6 Unit of ill Pronounce reluctance 13 Cylindrical 7 War god H Scanty 8 Withhold •15 Puffs up lEverlastmf .16 Unit of energy |17 Room (Fr.) 19 Wile 20 Percolat* 22Se«m« Ji Hazards 23 Storage ire»s 23 Grlevou , 24 Belgian river K'Ltise J6 Lm« anew J7p] undtr 28 Legal point 29 Masculine 2! P CCay , K^ 31 Interest (ab.) 32 Drunkard 33 Seasoned S6Hemadeth« Panama Canal possiblt duiinf hit 3t Weight, at India 40 Deep holt 42P«ruM 44 Scottish cap 45 Pronoun 4t African fly (vat.) 47 "Lily maid at Astolat" 50 Printing mistakes a Bluth 54 Teamster 55 Expunit M Equala DOWN 1 DemollihM lUrftluwk (poet.) lOPai.scs 12 Trial '3 Attesting 13 Bank workers official 18 Atmosphere 34 Armed fleet 35 He d Jan. 6, 1919 37 Domesticate again .18 Subdue 39 Cubic meter 41 Allowance for waste 43 Darlings 48 Structural units (9 Born 51 Corded fabrie 92 Scottish tailyard

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