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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE "(ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 1,1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO. B. W HAINI», Publisher EAHRT A HAINI8, Militant Publish* A. AT rREDRICKflON, Editor FAOL D. HUMAN Adrertiiing Uanaftr Bol* National AdTcrtising Representatives: Wallace Witrotr Co. Ntw Tork. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, afemphte. Entered M stcond class matter at the po*4* Off lot at BlytheTllle, Arkansas, under act ot Con- October I, 1917 Member of The Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city ol Blytherille ot any lubvrban town where carrier service is maintained. Sfic per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 mile*, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.35 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile tone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. — Luke 12:52. By union the smallest states thrive, by discord the greatest are destroyed. — Sallust. Barbs Jewels valued at $2000 were stolen from a wealthy Illinois woman's apartment. Even thieves are breaking Into society. * * .* Vacationtime is when an awful lot of folk* at least have fun going broke. * # ' * It's okay for a golfer to get blisters on his hands as long as he keep* them out of his vocabulary. * * * The average American takes 18,908 steps a day, according to statistic*. Double it if he's a new father. * * ¥ Mies and mosquitoes are now taking screen te^ts, and we wiah we'd see them only in the movies. Rehears ing Korea Recently a retired Air Force general, Lieut-Gen. George E. Stratemeyer, told a Senate subcommittee that we were "required to lose" the Korean war. Earlier Gen. Mark Clark made similar comment. These remarks deserve answer. State Department and political in- teference ''kept us from winning the war," Stratemeyer said. Well, to begin with, we did not lose -the Korean war. We repelled the Communist invaders of South Korea and wound up with a slice of North Korea, though not a big one. Moreover, Stratemeyer, like Clark and many others who have voiced similar views, is indulging in the sheerest guesswork about what we could have done. One often hears it said we should have sent our forces to the Yalu River border at the top of North Korea. We had them there once, in October, 1950, and they were thrown out. State Department and political inteference had nothing to do with it. They were driven out by a large Chinese Communist army which split our forces in two and plung- them into headlong retreat. By the end of 1950 these forces, fortunate not to have been cut off, were still falling back. They did not stop until the Commies had pushed them some 30 miles below Seoul in South Korea. There, stifened by fresh additional troops, we held. From then until mid-1951 we gradually got going forward again, with a series of so-called limited offensives, we repelled innumerable Red assaults, and drove on until at last we chewed our way once more into North Korean territory. Fighting was bloody and costly on both sides. We were poised below the city of Chorwon when the Red truce offer came. How far could we have gone had no truce offer been made? That question is the crux of the argument advanced by Stratemeyer, MacArthur, Clark, Van Fleet and many politicians. With the forces we then had, it seems.reasonable to suppose we might have chopped our way another 100 miles to the thin 100-mile-wide waist of North Korea, generally viewed as a good defense line. Above there, however, the country widens out like the top half of an hourglass, stretching a 500-mile border at the Yalu. To take and hold that area would clearly have required much larger forces. Stratemeyer and others bemoan the decision not to go all the way, and not to bomb beyond the Yalu. But the choice wag not as easy AS he arid some like-tended men appear U> think. Yes, we gave the Reds bombing immunity beyond the Yalu. Bue they gave us virtually the same immunity both in Korea and our stagling base of Japan. Could a war that was bringing heavy air assaults on China proper and probably on Japan have been confined to small portions? Moreover, we had no additional troops to spare for a smashing drive up to the Yalu. We could not have got them or have equipped them without a sharply stepped up draft and far bigger material outlays. Was the nation willing to make that huge effort? The generals say yes, but they were not here and cannot offer themselves as experts on the mood and temper of this country in 1951. They are guessing. They are judging the war in the narrowest military terms' speaking as generals who like to win the whole game. For this they cannot be blamed. But they can be blamed for suggesting that in war there are no more important decisions than the ones they make in the field. There is always ''political interference" in war. and there should be. For wars are fought for political ends, not merely military objectives. VIEWS OF OTHERS South's Critics People up North are prone to criticize the South for its handling of the racial problem. In view of the readiness of the North to criticize, one might assume there are no racial problems there, that everything is pleasant and everybody in agreement. But such an assumption would not be justified by the facts. There has been much more racial friction in the North in recent years than there has in the South. Across the Atlancic Ocean the British are even more x critical than our own Northerners. The British, having few Negroes, consider white people in the Southern part of the United States and also in South Africa as simply terrible because of such practices as segregation. But yesterday the wires brought news of a race riot. And where did the news come from? Why, from London, of all places. They don't have segregation in London. But when a Negro roomer moved into a white home tension developed until there was fighting in the streets and the Bobbies had to turn out in strength to break it up. Though Northern American and British in- t tellectuals think they know a great deal more about racial matters than the people of the South. it seems the ordinary people up North and also in Great Britain do not entirely agree with them. We haven't had violence of any kind in the South for years and years.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. Wrinkle "Combat television" is the latest gadget in the military hard goods line but we have our doubts about it. TV Cameras are stationed far out in the frone lines and scan the field of battle for the general. The scheme was tested successfully— the other day in "Operation Threshhold" at Ft. Meade, Md. To begin with, this contradicts Napoleon's dictum: "A general who sees with the eyes of others will never be able to command an army as it Should be." But that was written long before TV—and from St. Helena. / What disturbs us is, who stakes out the TV camera and tends it? The poor old GI, of course. And suppose among the enemy there is a confirm- bitter television-hater, a gunner who joined up just to get vengeance? Perhaps, like the Duke of Plaza-Toro, it can be said of the commander that "he led his regiment from behind—he found it less exciting." Of course there are the commercials, in which case what General Sherman said about war was mild indeed. —Asheville (N.C.) Citizen. Afterthought The other day we expressed our disapproval, in strong words we hope, of the new fall fashions proposed by Paris designer Christian Dior. We didn't, and still don't, like the idea of American women going like Mr. Doir said, hippy. But we must confess to an afterthought. The new styles, which harken back to the Twenties, wouldn't be so bad if they werejnade available at the prices prevailing in the 1920's.— Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY I'm a Republican, of course. But I don't want to actively campaign unless it is absolutely necessary. — Former President Hoover. I always do better the second time around. — Rocky Marciano, on second title bout with Ezzard Charles. The Eiffle Tower looks like the Empire State Building after taxes. — Raymond Loewy, industrial designer. Of particuliir danger to the nation are at- acks on our schools . . . a* if they were a festering point of Communist activity. — Selma Borchardt, vice president of American Federation •f Teaohtn. - "It's for Me" .^S;:-«5SSSKsl .-.ASir .'j- v- Iffy >%fii»' ; :=--__ '•-!*& fc^i Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Election Question: Did the Dems Help or Hinder Ikes Program? WASHINGTON (NEA) — A good fight can be started any time now on whether the Democrats helped the Eisenhower program along more than they hindered it during the 83rd Congress which has just closed up shop. Or to put the question in a more extreme way, did the Democrats help the Eisenhower program more than the reactionary GOP wing? Most Democratic support for President Eisenhower was on foreign policy matters. Where they bucked him was on domestic issues. On the first session, 1953 foreign aid bill, five Senate and three House ballots showed more Democrats for the President's program and fewer Democrats against it than the Republicans mustered. This was still true in the House on the 1954 foreign aid bill. The vote extension was .then passed by both Houses. The measure will come come up again next year. On the Bricker constitutional amendment to redefine the President's treaty-making powers, which the Administration opposed, the final vote was 32 D. and 7 R. against,. 25 R. and 13 D. for. a voice vote. Democratic senators D. against. A further obstacle to the Eisenhower program came from Democratic opposition to the new atomic energy bin and the proposed Dixon-Yates private power plant construction in Tennessee Valley. Final House action was on Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD When the Democrats gave the President more support than the GOP on domestic issues, it was often to support an old Democratic policy. For instance, on the President's program to build 140,000 public lousing units in the next four years, the House vote was 51 R. and 124 D. for, 150 R. And 61 D. opposed. The Senate restored this provision by a heavy, bipartisan 56-16 vote, but the House refused was 144 D. and 121 R. for the ! to accept it. Final approval was measure, 85 R. and 43 D. opposed. In the Senate, however, Democrats took the lead in trying to cut appropriations. The vote on the final S200 million cut was 29 D. and 12 R. for cutting, 26 R. and 7 D. opposed. Democrats gave the President his main support on three-year extension of the reciprocal trade program and for freer trade. On the 1953 Simpson tariff-raising bill, which the Administration opposed, the House vote was 137 D. and 104 R. in support of the President, 56 D. and 105 R. against him, and for higher tariffs. For a three-year extension of reciprocal trade agreements, the vote in the Senate, where the fight began, was 32 D. for it, 39 R, then given to "a one-year, 35,000- unit program, which is hardly a. Democratic victory. On the Administration omnibus tax reform bill, Democratic con- forced a filibuster to invoke important patent and public power preference provisions however, and these the House accepted. Democrats forced recommittal of Republican revisions to the Taft-Hartley labor law on straight party lines, 46 to 42. Democratic votes likewise killed granting of the vote to 18-year-olds, which required a two-thirds majority vote as a constitutional amendment. Another pet Eisenhower program, the health reinsurance bill, was killed in the House, 162 D. an 75 R. against, 120 R. and 14 D. in favor of it. The Democrats' final embarras- ment for the Eisenhower administration came in the Communist gressmen took the lead in oppos- Control Act of 1954. Passage was ing tax reductions on dividends. They tried to substitute across-the- board income tax reductions to benefit lower income groups. They were defeated in both Houses. Similarly, on farm legislation, most Democrats opposed the Administration flexible price-support program. They favored continuation of high, rigid supports on basic crops. The House vote on by both Republicans and Democrats, unanimously in the Senate, overwhelmingly i n the House. But it was Democratic initiative which put it over against White House and Department of Justice wishes, down the bill for final passage. In summary, Democrats seeking to ride the Eisenhower coattails in this election don't seem to have this was 182 R. and 45 D. for | too good a case. But on many flexible supports, 147 D. and 23 R. for high rigid supports. The Senate vote was 44 R. and 18 D. and 6 D. against it. The one-year for flexible supports, 3 R. and, 24 key votes it was Democratic support for nonpartisan or bipartisan measures which helped passage of presidential recommendations. the Doctor Says- Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. "My eight-year-old daughter," writes Mrs. A. "has had pinworms off and on 10 times in less than three years. I have taken her to pass them on again. This can happen through the use of bed linen, pajamas or other four doctors but nothing seems to clothing, or the use of the same help her. She is a nervous child toilet. Consequently good hygiene and restless at night." Mrs. P says she is at her wits end about the same problem: "I'm a mother of small. children and have found they have pimvorms and am almost beside myself trying to find a cure." These letters show what is well known to doctors, that pinworms are hard to get rid of. Often the reason for this is not that they can't be eliminated but that rein- fection is" all too easy. In families of several children—or in institutions where many youngsters live close together—the problem is toughest to deal with because one youngster may get rid of them only to cath them again from another. Pinworms are one of several kinds of animal parasites which have a liking for the human intestinal tract. They live in comfort Inside the bowel, usually laying their eggs near the outlet and thus causing itching in this area. is just about as important as treatment. Careful washing of hands and strict avoidance of the common use of bedding or inner clothing is necessary. The worried mothers who have written have reason to be discouraged but not to despair. They should keep after the treatment in spite of setbacks and should themselves practice and teach their children the hygienic measures which will help to prevent rein- fection. took the ace and king of hearts he would have tc decide at that moment whether or not to take the club finesse. South didn't have to guess. He simply led a low heart from the dummy to his own king after the second trick, allowing the enemy HOLLYWOOD—(NEA)— I finally crashed Movietown's lollipop set. Joan Crawford did, too. The lollipoppers didn't even notice me, but I'm sure they noticed Joan. She was wearing a live monkey on her head. Hollywood being what it is, one starlet gushed: "Why, Joan, darling:, what a stunning- hat" But 65 kids and Bozo the clown and a couple of Teddy bears, whose names I didn't get, were startled speechless. So we all rushed over for another drink of lemonade. I'd better explain. A new toy shop opened in Beverly Hills. Naturally they had to have a party. You can't open a door in Hollywood without a party. Besides, the toy shop had a press agent. Everything and everyone has a press agent -in Hollywood. I even know a Hollywood press agent who has a press agent. THE FELLOW who owns the store sent party invitatiois to all the stars' offspring. Then he telephoned all the Hollywood photographers. When the mamas and papas heard photographers would be there—well, it was a riot. Junior and sister arrived in bright red convertibles—some with chauffeur-driven town cars and mamas and papas and step-mamas and step-papas. But the party really was a dud until Joan Crawford arrived with daughter Christina and son Christopher. Christina made a curtsy to the toy shop's owner, known as Uncle Bernie, but her heart wasn't in it. She was eyeing a lemonade tree. And an organ grinder with a monkey named Josephine was eyeing Joan Crawford. "Shake hands with Miss Crawford," the organ man said to Josephine the monkey. Josephine stuck out a hairy paw. Joan reached for it and in one of those split seconds Josephine climbed up Joan's arm, perched momentarily on one shoulder and then leaped to the top of her head. EIGHTEEN photographers almost trampled six famous children to death to get the picture. Joan was as startled as the monkey. But at least she was brave about it, giggling to the photographers: "This reminds me of a story about a woman who went to a psychiatrist carrying a duck under one arm. The woman said, 'I need some advice.' 'Yes,' said the psy- chia*trist, 'what's wrong with you?' " 'Oh,' said the woman, 'there's nothing' wrong with ME. It's my husband. He thinks he's a duck.' " I'm not sure but I think Josephine, still perched atop Joan's head, laughed. j "Thank you, Miss Crawford," said the photographers as Josephine's owner snatched her out of Joan's hair. "It's nothing at all," said Joan. "I always wear a monkey on my head when I go to a kid's party." ALTHOUGH I was under the influence of lemonade, I think I have a fairly accurate guest list. Edgar Bergen's daughter, Candy, was ;here, sitting on her mother's pretty knee. Joan Bennett arrived with her youngest daughter and Lana Turner's little girl. In the mob were the children of Lou Costello, Alan Ladd, Edmund Lowe and others. Walter Slezak's press agent was there waiting for Walter, who never did arrive. The resourceful press agent confessed: "Walter's children are in the east, but I told him to come anyway. I figure he can borrow some kids for a couple of pictures." Le Gallienne Staying Loyal To Theater 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt WEST EAST Youngsters with pinworms are likely to be nervous and irritable, suffer from difficulty in sleeping, and may even have convulsions. Any of these signs—or observing the worms in the intestinal waste —call for an examination with the microscope. As indicated by Mrs. A and Mrs. P treatment may be discouraging. But there are some good remedies which usually work. If they don't work the first time the motto should be "try, try again." These medicines, however, are foten not enough to bring about pcrmament cure, particularly if there arc oth- • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Exploratory Lead Snoops Out Cards When West opened the king of diamonds against the contract of three no-trump in today's hand, South had a real problem. If each opponent had four diamonds, South could afford to give up a club trick. If one opponent had five diamonds, however, South could not afford to give up a club trick. South next turned his attention to the hearts. If each opponent had three hearts, it would be possible to develop nine tricks without risking a club finesse. If the hearts did not break evenly, however, South would need a club finesse. The problem would have been easy if declarer could have cashed 4k95 4k QJ 10 743 ¥ 1083 V J92 + KQJ93 • 10 73 4864 AK SOUTH 4862 VAK • 852 + Q10753 North-South vul. North Eatt South West Pass 1 N.T. Pass 3 A Pass Pass IV 2* 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 K Eddie Saliba will leave tomorrow for Lubbock, Tex., where he s a student at Texas Technological School. Mrs. C. S. Stevens and Mrs. Waiker Baker entertained 21 quests at the Stevens' home yes- .erday afternoon in compliment to Miss Anita Stracke, bride elect Of his fall. Mrs. Goronway Poetz of Annison, Ala., will arrive tomorrow to spend the fall season here. By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD ffi—"Someone had to remain loyal to the theater." That was Eva Le Gallienne's explanation of why she has never done a movie until now. One of the great names of th« theater, Miss Le Gallienne is here to act as technical adviser on "Prince of Players," the biography of Edwin Booth. The Shakespearean actor and brother of assassia John Wilkes Booth is being portrayed by Richard Burton, 'star of "The Robe." Miss Le Gailienne watched with careful eye as Burton, dressed in a "Hamlet" costume, quieted a theater mob that was hurling insults and waving ' banners that abused actors. It seems that all of the acting profession, and especially Edwin Booth, were decried after the shooting of President Lincoln. When the extras had ended their clamor, I asked Miss Le Gallienne how she had been lured to Hollywood. "It was for Shakespeare," sh« replied. "I will do anything to further my three favorites—Shakespeare, Ibsen and Chekhov." She is not only advising on technical matters but will also make r first screen appearance in the film. She'll play with Burton in scenes from "Hamlet" and "Richard III." "That was not part of the bargain," she admitted. "But they convinced me I should do it." The actress speaks strongly on matters Shakespearean, and she had pointed comments to make about other films that have been made of the Sard's plays. "I liked Olivier's 'Henry V,' " she Said. "I think it was the best of the Shakespearean films I have seen. But I didn't care as much for his 'Hamlet.' I disagreed with many of the cuts he made in the text. And I didn't like the blond wig he wore. It made him look too old. "I thought 'Julius Caesar' was good, but I disagreed with some things in it too. For one thing, I didn't think Marc Anthony should have been played as a boy. After all, he was a man of about 40 and just a year later was having his affair with Cleopatra. I didn't think he should have been played so athletically as he was by Marlon Brando." She cited Brando as an example of what is wrong with today's actors. "He is a great talent," she remarked, "perhaps the most exciting actor since Jack Barrymore. But it is too bad that actors like Brando are not given a chance for more seasoning. Most of his stage experience has been in one play ('A Streetcar Named Desire'). There is virtually no repertory in this country any more, so young actors get little chance to really learn their trade." Famous Folks Answer to Previous Puzzle er children in the family who have JHhe three top hearts before mak- a few parasites and are all Svt to i ing up hit mind. But If iouth to tell him what he wanted to know. In this situation, where declarer may be trying to drive out an ace, it is customary for a defender to play his lowest card from any three-card holding in a suit, and to begin an echo with two or four cards in the suit. In this case, neither defender could be sure who had the ace of hearts. Since each defender held exactly three hearts. East carefully played the deuce and West just as carefully played the three. ' South noted these signals and properly concluded that each de- Tender had exactly three hearts. Hence. South decided not to try the club finesse. He cashed the ace of hearts and led a club to dummy's ace with the intention of running his nine tricks. If South had tried the club finesse, the opponents would have akcn the kins? of clubs nnd four diamond trlcl& to defeat the contract, i ACROSS 1 Norseman, the Red 5 British statesman, Anthony -— 9 Former President, Coolidge 12 Pittance 13 Row 14 Mineral rock 15 Perfectionists 17 Ignited 18 Concise 19 Souped-up cars 21 Rim 23 Male child 24 Famous Boston fish 27 Pant 29 Famous queen of Carthage 32 Egg dish 34 Harmony 36 Prior 37 It comes due every month 38 Clip 39 Bogs down 41 Pigpen 42 Letter 44 For fear that 46 Palmed off 49 Lake in Iran 53 Era 54 Dislikes 5(5 Daniel in th« lions' 57 Mexican dollar 158 Speck 59 Place 60 Italian city 81 Greek porch DOWN 1 C. :;cv.h 2 Be bomt 3 Passage in the brain 4 Stop 5 High priest (Bib.) 6 Food container! 7 Within (prefix) 8 Birds' homes 9 Settlers EO O N W. T AN Permits _ 16 Bookkeeper's rulers do book 30 Be overly 20 Famous French sculptor 22 Entrances in fences 24 Corn cores 25 Portent 43 Warehouse 26 Lacking 45 Ornaments 28 What Russian 46 Passing fancies 47 Curved molding 48 Nights before 50 Disputed 51 Preposition 52 Bewildered fond (var.) 31 Unique 33 Horses' gaits 35 Famous centaur 40 Most aged 55 Fish eggs sr & IT fl W tt sr zr 57 m srff f 5T w, 18 ST zT sr f 10 30 tf ion

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