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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, August 27, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY. AUGUST 27, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 1KB OOURUCR NEWS CO. H W KAINEft, Publisher MARRY A HAINE8. A&sisunt Publisher A. A, PREDRICKSON, Editor FAUL D. HUMAN Advertising liinagw Sol* National Advertising Representative*: WtUftct Witmtr Co. Ntw Tort Chicafo, Detroit, Atlanta, llempbl*. Entered aa Mcond claw matter at the port- ottio* at BlrthfTille, Arkansas, under act oi Con- greem, October », 1917. Member of The Aatoeiated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city ot BlytherOle or any subirban town where carrier service is maintained, 3fte per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for sit months, 11.25 for three months; by mall ontside 50 mile tone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Notwithctandinf ye would not to up, but rebelled against the commandment of the Lord your God:—Deal l:tt. * * * I pray God that I may never find my will again Ob, that Christ would subject my will to His and trample it under his feet.—Rutherford. Barbs A revolver, handcuffs and two holsters were reported miaslng at a Mendon, Mass., police station. Have they looked to any of the cells? * * * Happineae teems to mean forgetting the past and trusting the future. * .. # * It's a lot better to go on the rocks and plunf than to plunge and go on the rocks. * * * The new cmra are easier to drive, easier to steer and ride more comfortably. The only trouble If the payment*. ¥ * # Just prior to every election a lot of candidates take their medicine through a straw. France And The EDC , This seems to be the last mile for th European Defense Community plan. If favorable French action does not come very soon, the United States and France's five partners in the EDC proposals are likely to write off as dead. The idea was first advanced concretely by Rene Pleven of France in late 1950 and by the end of May, 1952 ? six nations —including France—had initialed the EDC pact. Since then all but France have ratified it. Though French statesmen recommended the plan to draw German armed strength to the Western side with out danger of an independent German army, they have, never lost their fears that Germany would dominate EDC itself. Samplings of popular opinion and the careful observations of veteran correspondents and others suggest that the French people, for their fears of Germany, endorse the EDC plan and that it could win approval in the National Assembly. But these conclusions have left French politicians unmoved. Repeatedly they have stalled on submitting EDC to an assembly vote. Finally the new Premier Mendes- France, in keeping with his reputation for action, indicated his intention to do something. In preparation for the key vote test, he proposed several major changes in EDC to make it—in his view more palatable to the assembly. At Brussels recently, the other five signatories rejected Mendes-France's amendements as sweeping and virtually destructive of EDC's purposes. Then the premier journeyed to London to try to enlist Britain's participation as an offset to Germany, but Prime Minister Churchill turned him down, just as he done other Frenchmen before. The British months ago promised the French they would associate their forces with EDC as closely as they could without actually joining. They are determined not to develop continental ties of greater strength than those they have with the Commonwealth. Mendes- France perhaps could have forseen the answer would not be no different this time. Now the French are faced with the choice of ^further stalling, or decisive action on EDC. An Assembly vote is promised soon, but even if it comes off it may be merely preliminary. A favorable preliminary result would be taken as a sign that France has decided at long last to join the world in defense of freedom. A defeat would naturally mark EDC's death, as would any further significant delay. If the last mile does turn out to be a death march, the French have given in- dicatj^ns they will blame the United State* for pretting too hard a plan Fran- ce's politicians say they fear. But the rest of the world may lay the blame elsewhere. While granting some reasonableness to French fears over Germany, other free nations may wonder why France talks so much about them and does so little to make them unrealizable. Weak countries cannot dominate stronger ones by choosing to remain weak. VIEWS OF OTHERS Private Borrowing The experts who are prying into the internal workings of our national economy are trying to find what happened to the Eisenhower Depression that the Democrats were announcing with gleeful distress. The Democrats, as it turns out, are more depressed than the stock market. The experts find several things are holding up prices of securities. One is that great trust funds and endowments have been turning more and more to the purchase of common stocks, so that , whenever a sound investment begins to look like a bargain, a big investor grabs it up. But another discovery of the experts gives a still better reason for the stability of industrial and commercial activity. The survey shows that private borrowing is going down as bank deposits are going up. bumping against the ceiling, private debt is now at a constrvative level, taking into - account the population, buying power of the dollar and supply of goods. . John Chamberlain, in Barren's, business and financial weekly, makes the calibration for all factors and says that the total-private debt, by latest figures amounts- to less than it did in the late twenties. It is public debt, Mr. Chamberlain concludes, and not private debt which should give us concern. John Quintus Citizen is living within his means.—Dallas (Tex.) Morning News. Unsung Chataways This isn't in praise of the Bannisters or the Landys or the Greens. They are the record winners, the front runners, and have giory enough. This is in praise of the Chataways, who push the Bannisters and the Landys and the Greens to their record performances. The Chataways are the runners-up, the second placers, the unsung who make the champions and their records possible. It was Chris Chataway who paced Roger Bannister into crashing the four-minute mile barrier. It was Chris Chataway who pushed John Lundy into a 3.58 mile that eclipsed Bannister's. It was Chataway who was a breadth behind when Fred .Green set his three - mile record of 13 minutes 32.2 seconds. "If it hadn't been for Chris Chataway chasing me around the track I never would have made it." explained John Lundy. Such recognition is all too rare for the Chat- aways. Their lot is to force men, by blazing competition, to new records and higher goals. They break old records themselves, as Chris Chataway did, only to find they have driven others into even greater efforts. They pace others to accomplishment, and fame and glory. Here's to hundreds of unsung Chataways—in every kind of worthy undertaking—and to their underappreciated contributions.—Milwaukee Journal. Reprieve That Won't A minor change, superficially, that provision in the new tax law moving tax-paying's lugubrious Mar. 15 a full month ahead to Apr. 15. But if so, it is a major minor. It is agony averted; fiscal gloom clobbered. For naught, the poets say, can becloud April. Ah, April, Spring at hand; trees abud, flowers a-bloom. And now bankroll flourishing, with 30 more delightful days to scrounge up the tax dough. A breeze, theoretically, such as only April can bring. But nature has a way of adjusting to imbalances. Our own experience is that each year consists of three fiscal crises; three cash climaxes to be saved for—always inadequately—and recouped from. Tax date, vacation date and Christmas date. Each must be separated by a fixed interim of accumulation, or else something must give. Hence our forecast from the month's taxpaying grace; (1) later or lesser vacations of (2) later or leaner yuletides. —St. Louis Globe Democrat. SO THEY SAY If we are to save democracy and the freedom of mankind, we must employ every necessary means, —including war. South Korea's Sygman Rhee. * 3f. * As a result of the (Indo-China) armistice, America's "roll back" foreign policy has failed and the voice of Communist China has become stronger.—Japanese politician Hayato Ikeda. * * * We have some nice little boys in the Senate now who spend their time debating on whether someone should do the skunk-hunting job which they don't have the guts to do themselves.—Senator McCarthy. * * * The Republicans have been so busy trying to establish a bipartasian policy within the GOP. they haven't had time to establish one with u* Democrats.—Adlai Stevenson. * * * I hope I can become an American like other Americans. — Ex-Russian diplomat Yuri Rast- vorov escapes communism. * * * We must bear in mind tha^ the Near East is the big objective of the Soviet Union. — Senator Wiley (R-Wlti). Date With a Dream Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD—(NEA)—Ham at Eight: Every now and then a film producer with a strange sense of humor decides he'll cast a newspaper columnist in a movie. The columnist, with an equally strange sense of humor (about money), agrees to become an actor for a day. The results are frightening. The other morning at 8 a.m., which is the middle of the night for any columnist except a farm reporter, I was lured out of bed by one Lester Cutler, a film pro- feet of film while reading the line as: "Positive. I appeared on Miss Harrison's radio program last week." Then it comes out "Garrison." Then I stutter. Then my mind goes blank and I can't remember anything, including my name. "YOU ARE USING up enough film to make another picture," the producer groans. "They used less filming 'Gone With the Wind.' " It's the producer's own darn fault for casting a newspaper col- mor. ducer with a strange sense of hu- umnist as an actor. Besides the make-up itches, my knees knocking together sound like something from a Cugat number, and that other columnist is trying to shove me out of camera range. Finally the line comes out right Cutler produces B pictures and also manufacturers bombsights for the government. He is filming a picture titled "A Night for Crime" (Editor's Note: Now seen on TV). Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Movie Lauding Ike Indicates Coattail-Riding GOP Campaign WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Oveta Gulp Hobby has the principal supporting role with the longest speech and Congress is given only incidental bit parts in the new movie, "The Big Year of Decision," produced by the National Citizens for Eisenhower Committee. This 24-minute film has just been given a premiere showing in Washington before the President, cabinet members and wives, White House officials and congressmen "who have been working with Citizens for Eisenhower." This kicks off the campaign. From Washington, this film will be shown most widely in the 85 congressional districts which in 1952 were won by a majority of 5 per cent or less and in the 34 states having senatorial races this year. Forty of the House seats are now held by Republicans and 45 by Democrats. There are 37 Senate races—16 seats now held by Republicans and 21 by Democrats. North Carolina has two seats to fill and Nebraska three, the third being for the rest of 1954 only. This being the political situation the film is intended to deal with, it might be expected that more emphasis would be put on Congress. But it is 99 per cent Ike in pictures and sound track and only a few minutes of credit are given to Congress. If this is to be the pitch and the theme song of this close-race phase of the campaign, the emphasis will all be on coattail riding. The implication is that the thing to do is to support the candidates who support the Eisenhower program. Here, are a few excerpts from the sound-track script on the accomplishments of the Eisenhower administration: "The U. S. has served notice on the Kremlin that any act of aggression will be immediately countered. "Time ana time again, as at the Berlin conference, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles has maneuvered Soviet diplomats into admitting before the world that the Kremlin's intentions are not truly in the interest of peace. ".. .The rj. s. is thriving today as never before in its 178-year history. "Inflation has been halted. (Pic"Inflation has been halted, her shopping dollar." ". . .the American housewife is finding that she can get more for her shopping dollar." (Picture of woman in supermarket.) Congress gets its brief nods after the Administration record of $14 billion cut in government spending and S7 billion tax cut, accompanied by pictures of House Ways and. Means Committee meeting. Again, to go with a film of the President addressing a joint session of Congress, the script reads: "President Eisenhower—in his relations with Capitol Hill — has i steadfastly accorded to Congress the respect due the elected representatives of the people . . . But it remained fp'r Congress to translate the President's program into law..." The script says, "President Eisenhower has proposed a federal reinsurance program. . ." though Congress turned it down. It also says the President "called for construction of 140,000 public housing units during the next four years," though Congress cut it to' 35,-000 for this year only. The appeal is to the presidential program rather than what Congress didn't do about it. Mrs. Hobby, a Texas Democrat who voted for Eisenhower, gets her big role through film clips from her speech to the New York Republican state dinner committee last May, supporting the President's program. "It is a program that brought faith anew to a nation on inauguration day in January, 1953," she says. "And it is the same program that gave us fresh hope. . .in the President's messages to Congress during January and February of this year." "Thus, in 1954, the President looks to the nation's citizens—Republicans, Democrats and Independents alike—to elect to Congress Republicans who share Dwight Eisenhower's dedication to America. . ." concludes the narrator. This is the only direct political pitch in the entire production. the Doctor Says— Written for VEA Service By EDWIN F. JORDAN, M.D. Not so many years ago almost all victims of severe diabetes either died of the disease or from complications which at that time could not be prevented. Today, thanks to the discovery of insulin and better knowledge of hoxv to treat the disease, the outlook is much better. But there are still problems: there are believed to be nearly a million people with diabetes who do not know they have it and therefore are not receiving the benefits of modern treatment, and human nature being what it is, there are far too many diabetic patients who do not follow directions and are therefore aking chances with their lives. ment. Also, a diet which is satisfactory at one time may have to be changed later. Diabetes is a curious disease. Heredity and excess fat play a part in its development but the exact cause still remains to discovered. The place where the trouble originates is in the pancreas, which is a small gland lying in the "upper portion of the abdomen. This gland, among other functions, normaly produces a hormone which is known as insulin. Insulin is necessary to enable the tissues to burn and use sugar; if it is absent or deficient in quantity some of the sugar will spill over into the urine. The body thus does not get enough nourishment and wasting may occur if it goes too long unchecked. The principal aim of the attack on diabetes is to improve the use of the sugar and prevent ite wastage through the urine. One method of doing this is by eating foods which do not contain much starches or sugars. In mild cases this may be enough. It should be mentioned too (hat the severity of the diabetes may change from time to time so that it it necessary to alter the treat- One correspondent asks whether one can say "once a diabetic, always a diabetic." It is probably safe to answer this with a "yes," but there are some who have sugar in the urine who are not diabetic, and in older people in particular diabetes may never be severe. If the condition is really diabetes, however, it will have to be atched. Another recently wrote inquiring whether it might not be possible to take insulin some other way than by needle. To this the answer so far is "no," though this may come some day. But even for those who do not like the needle this is better than dying. count totals only 28 to 30 points. Since 33 points are usually needed to provide a good play for slam, many players would abandon the slam without a Struggle. There is actually no need for North to give up the slam. The first step is to bid two clubs— the Stayman Convention—to find outwhether or not South has a four- card major suit. When South shows Glenda Farrell and Lyle Talbot are the stars. I'm supposed to play myself in the movie, along with three other Hollywood columnists. \ We are hoping, of course, itlis a scene in which we judge a beauty contest, or attend a cocktail party or fall in love with a doll or some thing equally as pleasant. But no such luck. The set to which we are called is a morgue. It seems there is a doll named Joan Harrison who has been mur dered. We are to identify her body on account of she's a two-bit movie actress. It is .so early in the morning even the corpse is not up yet, so there is only a dummy under the sheet on the coroner's slab. PRODUCER Lester Cutler explains the story while a make-up man slaps Max Factor's No. 3 on our collective faces. With make-up we are likely not to be confused with the palefaced dummies on some other slabs in the morgue. Liha Basquette is the actress who plays the murdered girl. This is a coincidence, for in the scene the coroner asks me if I'm positive of the identification and I say:. "Positive. Miss Harrison appeared on my radio program last week." Lina DID appear on my radio program last week. From now on I shall always believe those press agent stories about the star who ate fried chicken on the set all day and then went home where his wife surprised him with a fried chicken dinner. (Like H— I will.) There's a quick rehearsal and then they start shooting the scene. A COLUMNIST for a Los Angeles newspaper, who is always late for previews and trains and planes, is not late when a movie camera starts to turn on him and he starts upstaging me. I almost knock down the left wall of the morgue trying to keep at least my shoulder in the picture. This is very embarrassing because Producer Cutler, a small- budget kit, is worried about that left wall of the morgue. The wall has a bigger role in the picture than the stars. It is moved from set to set and works, with different wallpaper and different photographs, in every scene. With such a big speech as: "Positive. Miss Harrison appeared on my radio program last week," I find it difficult to remember all the lines. As Producer Cutler turns purple and blue, I waste several thousand »JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOB* Written for NEA Service Stay man Play Is Handy Tool There isn't much to the play of the hand shown today. South Is a strong favorite to make at least 12 tricks at a heart contract. With both the king of hearts and the queen of clubs favorably located, South cannot avoid making all 13 tricks. The problem is how to reach the small slam contract for which South is so heavy a favorite. When South makes the normal opening bid of one no-trump, he shows balanced distribution, stoppers in at least three suits, and a count of 16 to 18 points. North has only 12 points in high cards and therefore knows that the combined NORTH (D) *K74 VJ8752 • A6 + KJ6 WKST 4QJ10C2 ¥94 4Q843 + Q7 EAST 4983 VK3 • J95 4109542 SOUTH 4A5 VAQ106 • K 10 7 2 4A83 North-South vul. North East South Wett Past Pass 1N.T. Pass 24 Pass 2V Pass 3 • Pass 3 N.T. Pass 4V Pas* 6* Pass Past Pass Opening lead—4 Q interest, South has no hesitation in accepting the mild invitation. Practically all of South's strength is in the shape of aces and a king, and even the queen is in the one suit where it is sure to be useful. South could hardly have a better hand for slam purposes. If North can even mildly invite a slam opposite a hand of 16 to 18 points, South must be sure to accept the invitation. and everyone is happy. There's only one worry now. It will be a night for crime all right when they preview "A Night for Crime." I'm a cinch for the Harvard Lampoon for the worst acting: performance of the year. IS Years Ago /it Blythevilh — Blytheville golfers plastered a 42 to 17 defeat on the Firestone Tire and Rubber company golfers of Memphis here Sunday at the Blytheville Country Club in interclub competition. \ James Guard was low scorer for the Blytheville golfers with a card of 81. Mrs. W. J. Pollard, Mrs. F. E. Black, Mrs. Henry Humphreys and Mrs. Marvin Robinson are spending today in Tiptonville, Tenn. Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hughes and son, Joe, Spent Sunday in Catron, Mo. When o woman goes bargain hunting, there's usually no bag AS WE UNDERSTAND the Senate's compromise resolution on Sen. McCarthy, a good proportion of our senators say, "He's not running this year, but we are." — exington Herald. THINGS that begin at 40: Life, umbago, bifocals, stomach ulcers, and an inclination to tell the same old stories, over and over and over. — Carlsbad Current-Argus. OLD P. T. BARNUM had a bit f solid gold advice for business. He used to say, "Advertise, or the ,hances are the sheriff will do it or you." — Rocky Mount (N. C.) Telegram. MOST ANYONE, finding that irthdays roll around faster as he rows older, feels he is still never too old to do many of the deeds of youth. Never too old, that is, until they're attempted. — Laurel (Miss.) Leader-Call. THE JANITOR in an Oklahoma apartment house skipped with the rents paid by the tenants. He finally cleaned up. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. Little Monaco Answer to Previous Puzzle 1. teresi ui sjam cecause 01 .as length in hearts and his doubleton in diamonds. Moreover, North can afford to be midly interested in slam because the bulk of his strength is in the form of an ace and two kings, far better for slam purpose* than a collection of queens and jacks. North indicates his mild interest in slam by making a waiting bid of three diamonds and later raising the hearts. It is then obvious that North could have raised the hearts immediately and that his only purpose in bidding the diamonds first was to indicate a mild interest ^n slam without going past game. Once North has conveved this ACROSS 1, 6 Principal town of Monaco 11 Vocally 12 Mountain nymph 13 Everlasting (poet.) 14 Tendencies 16 Greek letter 17 Born 19 Whale (comb, form) 20 Permits 22 Bone 23 Feminine nickname 24 Corne back 27 Male deer 28 Peer Gynt's mother 29 Distress signal 30 Seine 31 Make lace 32 Moccasins 34 Most unusual 37 Walking stick 38 Depart 39 Plant part 41 Altitude (ab.) 42 Above (poet.) 44 Blackbird 45 Greater in stature 48 Antenna 51 Slop 52 Monaco's monetary unit is the French 53 Strayed 54 Taut DOVv'N 1 Substance 201eicacid tulk 3 Correlative of neither 4 Huge vat 5 Paradise 6 Coops 7 Arrival (ab.) 8 Scottish sheepfold 9 Light ' cavalryman 10 Strangest 13 Lamprey 15 Streets (ab.) 18 Eternity 21 Posture 23 Sews loosely 25 Employs 26 Soak flax 27 Venerable f> A G tt E B L> N * P A r A P A M R U L> E A R 1 A T o l_ H R A T E L> T e o & K t£ fc I' iy a 1 r E S f> A Nl C3 t> '•<# \=. *? i» E N t= O G E e >.//. o R A t_ to N B E M U $• £> B C? '•'A A *» 1 O E S P e T %'/• T 1 3 E T c E= l_ E A N £ O V E R l_|S ~7~ E A M 1 5 <, C. \ • V 1 L_ 3 A N £, elr ^!E « E C A T A tA A R A N A V, = N •r, $ R F P E N U O E. t? cr E f 29 Station (abj 32 Its gambling casino is like 33 Horn 34 Fish eggs 35 Spots . ^^ 36 Bridge holding49 Before 37 Feline animal 50 Operated 38 Pierced with horns 40 Unit of wire measurement 43 Log float 46 Gibbon 47 Compass point 30 8 9 10

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