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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, August 26, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.). COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, AUGUST Z6, 1934 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1HB COURIER NXW8 CO. B. W HAINES, Publisft«r BARRY A HA1NES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising lianagtr Sole national AdTertising Representatives: Wallact Witmtr Co.. New Tort Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, ilemphi*. _ _ Inter*! at itcond claw matter at the po«t- <rffic* at BljtheTille, Arkansas. under act ol Con- October 9, 1917 Member of Tht Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city ot BlytheYille or any lutmrban town where carrier service it maintained. 35c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, $5.00 per y«ar, 12.50 for six months. tlJtt for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile *one, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Bfesaed I* that servant, whom his lord when he •ometh shall find *o doing. —Luke 12:43. * * * It is too generally true that all that is required to make men unmindful what they owe to God for any blessing i* that they should receive that blessing often enough and regularly enough.—Bishop Whatley. r— Barbs The best opinion you can have is that your opinions are merely your opinions. * * * Trench Drinking Increases"—headline. Well, they have had a lot of troubles to drown. * * # An average acre of ground is estimated to contain 53,000 earthworms. There is always plenty of room to hide from where a fisherman is digging. * * if. Ton ean trust some people to the ends of the •ftrth and others not until after they get there. » * * Nowadays a green apple a day will keep the doctor away from his own home. Free World's Friend One of the great tragedies of war is that it can leave many .nations impoverished not only in substance but in spirit. It can rob them of their potential of leadership. Both Europe and Asia suffered this impoverishment after World War II. In some places, it was almost impossible to find good, leaders with a background of experience and at the same time a clear record of opposition to our recent enemies. Liberals and even moderate conservatives often were pained at the grubby alliances the West felt itself forced to make to assist certain countries- back toward health and stability. But sometimes a reactionary or a onetime collaborator was the only choice short of yielding the palm to the advancing Communist empire. Happily for the West, and especially for America, there were outstanding exceptions to this dreary pattern. Occasionally, real leaders were found, men who had all the qualities and prerequisites and who seemed to be made for these difficult times. Such a man was the late, honored Ernst Reuter, doughty mayor of West Berlin, who stood up to the Communists while under their very noses. Such a man is Chancellor Konrad Adenauer of West Germany, firm friend of the West, of Europe unity, and of peace. Such a man also was Alcide de Gasperi of Italy, until mid-1953 his country's sterling and courageous postwar premier. His death, evidently brough on by characteristic worry over the future of various projects he favored for the security and welfare of Europe, is a deep loss to the cause of freedom. De Gasperi began battling in that cause long ago. Benito Mussolini imprisoned him for anti-Fascist activities, and later on he sought refuge in the Vatican against further harassment. This hard school trained him well for the tasks of post war leadership in the postwar days when a shaky Italian republic was seeking to re-establish itself. He held the fort stoutly against both Monarchists and powerful Communists. From 1945 to 1953 he was the principal factor in regaining for Italy the world respect it had lost through the depredations and antics of Mussolini. And he wag a great aid in lifting the country back to solid ground. Naturally enough he was a strong partasin of such anti-Communist structures aft 'NATO and the pending European army project. His loss of the leadership last year was a sore disappointment to the free world, and there was always the hope that despite his 73 years ha miffit ont day return to the premier's post, With pride and gratitude, Italy may look back upon the man who was the architect of its recovery and its revival of spirit, and who contributed so much to the strength of the free world in its time of greatest trial. Ike 7 s Confident Reports have it that some key political professionals in Republican ranks are none too confident of prospects in the November elections. Their caution in this regard does not appear to have infected President Eisenhower. The President's speech at the Illinois State Fair was the utterance of a confident man in fighting garb. He-believes he got a good share of his legislative program through Congress. He • knows he has no war to explain to the people. And he knows too, that he has no depression to try to excuse. It was on this latter theme that he chided his Democratic opposition with greatest vigor as Springfield. A lot of Democrats freely predicted a pretty severe downturn when the curves were sliding off last winter and spring. But most signs suggest now that the .dip is halting ^and thers is going to be no really severe economic hardship, at least not generally. Reading these indications, Mr. Eisenhower leaped to report their appearance to the American people. VIEWS OF OTHERS Survival Kits "Survival kits" are being assembled by some, of the high-dome scietists at Los Alamos against the day that Russia starts dropping atomic eggs on the U. S. A typical survival kit Is described as containing such items as rifle, ammunition, matches, flashlight, whetstone, candles, hunting knife, first aid pack, sun glasses, scissors, needle and thread, fish hooks and lines, cord, rope, soap, whistle, Boy Scout handbook, salt, water purification tablets, blankets and canned food. The survival kits developed by the Air Force for pilots forced down on the ocean or jungle are similarly equipped, except for the supply of can- _ned goods. Food enough for any long period is obviously too bulky to be used for such an emergency. The scientists explain the presence of food in their kits with the remark that no grocery stores will be available as a source of food after an atomic bomb attack. Since a scientist at Los Alamos should be in a better position than most people to know what life would be like after the Reds start atomizing the U. S., we suppose the smart thing to do is for everyone to load up the trunk compartment of his car with a survival kit. What bothers us, though, is how a scientist knows that his car won't be wrecked by the bomb and his kit blown to smithereens. Maybe one should scratch around and make up three kits—one for the car, one for the house, and one buried out in a secret cave in the hills. We imagine, too, the Game Department might be happier if forms for applying for a general hunting and fishing license were included in the kit, if the scientists insist on hedging their bets on the canned food with fish hooks and a rifle.— Carlsbad (N. M.) Current Argus. Mr. Jenkins Ray Jenkins must be wondering by now how many times he is going to have to say "no" to make it stick. Mr. Jenkins, who was catapulted to national fame in the McCarthy hearings, now finds himself the nominee of Republicans for U. S. Senator, although he did not run. Moreover, he was nominated over a man who did run. We feel sorry for that other man, fellow by the name of Gregory. Imagine running and being beaten by a man not running' Jenkins has said he will not accept the nomination, and he means it. His name got on the primary ballot because he neglected to give formal notice that it should be taken off. And'Republicans went ahead and voted for him, despite his emphatic disavowals of candidacy. Now although he has been nominated, Mr. Jenkins says it doesn't mean a thing. He has no intention of accepting. Being a wise man indeed, Mr. Jenkins knows by this time and probably knew earlier—that he would have scant chance of election. In a few years, though, he should be in position to run for Congress from the Second District —a prize he might very easily pulJ down. Or he may wish to follow example of attorney Joseph Welch, another of the Hearing luminaries, who has retired to "the obscurity from whence I came."—Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. 50 THEY SAY God's Truth and that alone can liberate men from the chains and fetters which they impose upon themselves.—The Rev. Geoffery Francis Archbishop of Cantebury. if, jf, yfi The charges are rather grave, and we intend to conduct this in keeping with the dignity oi the Senate.—Senator Watkins heads probe of Sen. Joseph McCarthy censure move. * * * The deeper things are not in the lives of American children. Eventually they become incapable of thlnking.—Holland's D^ Jan Watcrink. There's No Accounting for Taste Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Senator Stumbles on Doggerel; MacArthur Influence Apparent WASHINGTON— (NEA) —Sen. Stuart Symington (D., Mo.) tried quoting poetry the other day, but his memory failed him on the punch line. The Senate was discussing Asia. Republican Majority Leader Bill Knowland of California had asked Symington if he did not feel that • communism in that area was a. good^bit like a vicious tiger which,' having gobbled up one little country, would look about to find another for his next meal? "I could not agree more heartily," said Senator Symington. "I am reminded of that poem'which begins, There was a young lady from > Riga, Who went for a walk with a tiger . . . "We all know what happened, but I forget the last line." Sen. Albert Gore (D., Term.) leaned over and said to Symington, "I thought it was a wolf." That didn't rhyme either. The limerick they were trying to remember and couldn't was: There was a young lady from Niger, Who smiled as she rode on a tiger. They returned from the ride With the lady inside, And a smile on the face of the tiger. Air Force officers have all made the pilgrimage. Commenting on this report, one Pentagon general says, "It makes sense that we should try to get advice from one of the greatest military brains of this generation." The story is that General MacArthur has not encouraged this unofficial consultation. Only officers who have served with him and are known to him personally get through the barricade which the general has erected around his personal life. But he does give them his opinions freely on current situations, and he has kept up with new developments on various world fronts —particularly Asia. There are reliable reports that the influence of Gen. Douglas MacArthur on thinking and planning in the Pentagon has increased significantly this year. More and more, key staff officers in the Department of Defese have been making quiet trips to New York to consult General MacArthur on various knotty problems that they face. Army, Navy and Checkers, the famed black and white cocker spaniel belonging to Vice President Nixon, was becoming something- of a problem puppy in his neighborhood until Mrs. Nixon and the two girls went to Maine on vacation taking the dog with them. Checkers had acquired the bad habit of sleeping in the street in front of the house. Everyone who drives along the quiet street in this residential neighborhood knows the dog. Drivers have carefully maneuvered around it, many times without even waking it up. In an effort to keep Checkers off the street, the, vice president had a doghouse built in the back yard. Still it liked to snooze on the warm pavement. The neighbors are all hoping Checkers will be broken of this habit by the time the family comes back from vacation. Fourth, tells this story on himself: When he was five years old, his parents took him to a big outdoor Fourth of July celebration in grove near his grandfather's Yankton, S. Dak., farm. "My head was full of thoughts about the birthday presents I had just received," says Mr. Larson. "I looked around at the flags, the bunting, the band on the bandstand, the fireworks going off, the orator on the platform. Finally, according to my mother I turned to her and blushing modestly, I said: 'This is wonderful, but they really shouldn't have gone to so much trouble.' " Undersecretary of Labor Arthur Larson, who was born on July The Army has turned over a knotty fiscal problem to General Accounting Office in connection with the pay due the 21 American G.I.'s who were captured by the North Korean forces and went over to the' Communist side when e armistice was signed. The families of six of these POW's have tried to collect this back pay. It runs into several thousand dollars for some of the men. But Army officers say they can't turn over the money to relatives while the men themselves are still alive. And even if any of the men should die, his back pay will be turned over to GAO. According to unofficial reports, one of the 21, Sgt. Rufus ,E. Douglas of Texon, Tex., has died. Lacking official notification of the death, however, the Army keeps his money. If any of the 21 should turn up in the United States and demand his back pay, the Army has decided it will not pay off until there's a ruling from Secretary of Defense. the Doctor Says- Written for \"EA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. About one or two out of every one hundred persons has a speech defect known as stuttering. This always begins early in childhood and is about four times as common among boys as among girls. It is not restricted to any level of society, and afflicts the poor as much as the rich. Essentially, stu- ering is a disturbance in the rhythm spasms of speech, of repeating are or blocking- of the speech sounds for. a few moments. There are several theories as to what causes stuttering, but it certainly seems to be a nervous or emotional disorder. Stuttering is not inherited, but some children are born with a tendency to it, probably because their nervous systems are particularly susceptible to this speech difficulty. Stuttering appears to develop in two stages. It is much easier to treat during the first stage before the child has developed feelings of inferiority and anxiety. For this reason the earliest possible attention to stuttering is recommended, every preschool child who shows early signs of stuttering should receive immediate, treatment. thing contrary to what was intended by nature. This, of course, puts an added strain on the nervous system and in a child who is predisposed to suttering might be serious enough to brinr on the symptoms. Many famous people have suffered from speech defects, including Moses, Aristotle, V i r r i 1, Charles Lamb, and Clara Barton, the founder of the American Red Cross. A speech defect, therefore, is not necessarily a hopeless impediment to great accomplishment. It is rather a difficulty to conquer. A stuttering child should never be punished with a hope of breaking the habit. The child can't help it. At this stage treatment is aimed largely at providing as calm a life as possible. Games or amusements which are too exciting, and family quarrels and the like are bad for the stuttering youngster. Left-handedness is probably not fundamentally related to stuttering. A left-handed child who is made to use his right instead of hif left is being forced to do some- IJACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Someone's "Looney' In This Game Hand It's a good genera] proposition that when both sides play the same suit, one side is crazy. See how this principle works out in today's hand. West opened the queen of hearts and dummy won with the .king. South accurately deduced that the opening lead had been made from a suit headed by the queen-jack, and he therefore knew that he could win three heart tricks by finessing dummy's ace-ten. Declarer was so intent on winning these three heart tricks that he :ed a spade to his ace at the second trick and then returned a heart to finesse dummy's ten. This maneuver gave declarer the expected threa heart tricks, but it also put the defenders one trick closer to the establishment of their best suit. It was really their job to establish the hearts, and it was most unwise for South to help them in their job. When declarer next led a diamond from the dummy, East hopped up with the ace of diamonds in order to return his last heart. South cashed the king §nd queen of spades, hoping that the suit Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD - NEA - Exclusively Yours: Gregory Peck, bearded, scarred and peglegged as Capt. Ahab in "Moby Dick," writes from the Ireland film location: "The sight of me almost scares myself. I wonder if the ladies will ever forgive me for this? Guess I'll have a new name—Peg Leg Peck. But it's about time I left the romantic stuff to the youngsters." Maybe this helps explain the crack-up of the Leslie Caron- Geordie Hormel marriage. The meat-packing: heir, now appearing with his trio at the Captain's Table, shares his 15- room Laurel Canyon home with five roosters, three dogs and nine cats. No announcement yet, but writers at Warners are working on another big Biblical epic—the story of King Solomon. His mines already have been explored by MGM. There's no business like show business. Last week Tom Ewell was out • as Marilyn Monroe's costar in the film version of his Broadway hit, "The Seven Year Itch." But they decided he was the type after all and has been signed for the role. Former kid star Gloria Jean is reported altarbound with Jerry Nathanson, a Palm Springs wheel. The Edmund Purdoms started tongues wagging when they brought their three-week-old baby to a Hollywood party. DONN"A REED is pulling wires to land the screen rights to Wiliam March's new novel. She'd play the mother of a child murderess. June Haver hired a publicity firm when she returned from her unsuccessful attempt to become a Sister of Mercy. But there's no drum-beater now that she's Mrs. Fred MacMurray. Complete retirement? Double-take dept.r Ida Lupino, as a skid row B girl in "Mad at the World," hangs around a juke box playing "Didn't You Know" because, she explains, "I'm nuts about the singer." The singer is Ida Lupino. Yvonne de Carlo's discovery, Carlos Thompson, and MGM have ailed it a day. Ditto RKO and lally Forrest, now starring on Broadway. It's good news for her lUbby, who was opposed to the Howard Hughes contract. WHEN ARTHUR MURRAY earned that Marlon Brando will ake dancing lessons for his 'Guys and Dolls" role, he wired Jim: "I'll teach you to dance if you'll each me to act." final until next March. Audie Murphy comes into the BIG money with U-I's production of "To Hell and Back," taken from his book. The most-decorated war hero has a whopping percentage of the picture. ROBERT MITCHUM sat down at the piano and tickled the ivories a la Liberace at Otto Preminger's party for the "Carmen Jones" cast. And Dorothy Dandridge and Pearl Bailey warbled while he made hot music. The late-by-two-weeks arrival of the Anne Jeffreys-Robert Sterling bambino, Jeffreys Hart Sterling, will force mama to face the cameras in the resumption of the Topper telefilms exactly two weeks after the flap of stork .wings. Her doctors want the schedule pushed back. Censors are screaming about th* filmy black lace negligee Marilyn Maxwell wears in "New York Confidential " Sudden thought: Two sexiest chassis on the Fox lot these days are Marilyn Monroe and Ginger Rogers. Yet Ginger was a divorcee when Marilyn was wearing three-cornered pants. Marilyn's recipe for keeping thin, by the way, is grated raw liver stirred into tomato juice. Ugh 75 Yean Ago In BlythtYillt T. Y. Rutherford was elected president of the Blytheville Board of Trade for the 1939-1940 season at a meeting of the Board of Directors last night. Mrs. Dan Roberts had a birthday party for Mr. Roberts when she entertained six guests at a dinner party at their home near Yarbro. J. W. Shouse, Jr., will leave next week for Rome, Ga., where :ie will attend the Darlington School for Boys this yepr. One of the things a kid has to learn nowadays at his mother's knee is to look out for hot cfgaref ashes. «NEA» Despite reports that Jackie jaughery will try to extract more limony from Guy Mitchell' the ormer Miss United States admits he's talked to Guy by transatlan- ic telephone and that a reconcil- ation might take place when the varbler returns to Hollywood af- :r September. Their divorce isn't o cash whatever diamonds he ould establish. The correct line of play is to /in the first trick with the king of earts and lead a diamond at once. If the defenders lead hearts, they rovide declarer with the finesse e needs. If they lead any other uit. they help declarer more than hey hinder him. The hand would Tactically play itself from that oint on and declarer would have o trouble. CALIFORNIA expects a bountiful harvest of nuts this fall. That might make it difficult to keep the prices too high for consumers, but surely a way will be found to do it. — New Orleans States. A TRAVELER reports that he was unable to get butter in a Wisconsin restaurant, which shouldn't surprise anyone who has sat amid Florida's orange groves and sipped canned, artificially flavored juice for breakfast. — Columbia (S. C.) State. UNCLE SAM has se extended home-buying terms the average family can easily raise its living standards from the unwise to the preposterous. — St. Louis Globe- Democrat. In Toyland Answer to Previous Puzzle WEST *J8 VQJ987 NORTH <I» 16 4KQ75 V AK10 • 85 4AJ96 EAST 4 10643 V642 • A732 4K5 SOUTH *Q74 410832 North-South vul. North Cast South Weet 14 Pass 1 • 1 4 Pass 1 N.T. 2 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Opening lead—V Q u.^ .jrea.. ./iien uie ipa~ ed to break, declarer led a diamond from dummy and finessed the jack from his hand. This finesse lost, of course, to West's queen. West was now able to cosh the rest of he hearts, after which a club lead through the dummy brought about declarer's defeat. It was foolish for South to go after the hearts, and it was evon more foolish to remove the ace of spades from his hand before he had established a diamond trick. It was important to begin oil the diamonds and to save the ace of spades to make sure of being able ACROSS 1 Flying toy 5 Chemistry DOWN 1 Retained 2 Nested boxes 3 kit 4 Hebrew ascetic 5 More powerful 6 Age 7 Name- inventor 10 Solitary 11 Dregs 19 Put on 21 Organ of hearing 24 Feminine appellation 25 Redact 11 8 Girl's toy 12 Son of Seth (Bib.) 13 Three times (comb, form.) 14 Siouan Indian g Give 15 Golf teachers 9 Elevator 16 Rubber 17 Game of pins 18 City in Ohio 20 Rents 22 Negative prefix 23 Consume 24 Retaliate 28 Drive off 32 Harem room 33 City in The Netherlands 35 Eggs 36 Sister (coll.) 37 Reverend (ab.) 38 Permit 39 Perfume 42 Countries 45 Twitching 47 Malc'child 48 Kind of sauce 51 Hospital resident physician 55 Great Lake 56 Bustle 58 Cry of bacchanals 59 Social insects 60 soldiers 61 Fiber knots 62 Castle ditch 63 Abstract being 64 Allowance for A P A K ^ .,. t. P C. 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