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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 4, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 1954 THE BLYTHEVLLLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher MARRY A RAINES, Assistant Publisher A. JL PREDRICKSON, Editor FAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co. New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the po»t- offioe at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- freac, October 9, 181? Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city ol Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 25c per week. By matt, within a radius ol 50 miles, S5.00 per year," $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail ontside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Did I fe«r a great multitude, or did the contempt of families terrify me, that I kept silence, and wen not out of the door? — Job 31:34. * * # Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it. — Bovee. Barbs Lots of shapely girls regard bathing suits as dry goods. * # * Police arrested » man for robbing: young- couples parked in auto*. Busines* of protecting our wild life. * * * .3. . We wonder if high costs have stopped mothers from pestering youngsters who refuse to eat. * * * Old-timers probably remember the dayi when a woman's skirt kept her shoes shined. * * * Some folks go around in circles of friends — others Just in circles. EDC Is Dead -What Now? The killing of the European Defense Community pact by the French parliament may have given the Soviet Union its greatest victory since the end of World War II. What hurts is not just the fact that France has rejected this plan for a six- nation army integrating- German with other European forces. What hurts is that the French took two years to administer the death blow. Those two years were filled with delays, alibis, unfilled promises, diversions, and a host of other frustrating tactics. All they succeeded in accomplishing in the end was to enervate partially the morale of the West and to hand the Russians two valuable years of time in which to augment their own military machine. The final, smashing- stroke at EDC disrupted NATO's long laid plans, which involved an expected 12 German divisions as part of the EDC project. The French action also knocked away a corner prop from American and Western foreign policy. The biggest damage in this area was done to the West's policy for Western Germany. For some years, this country, Britain and others have been trying laboriously to bring the Germans into the free family of nations. That effort is now in peril. The West has pursued this aim not out of love for Germany, its World War II enemy, but one of a full appreciation of the realities of European politics. Germany is the great prize of Europe. It's industrial and potential military might need no description. We cannot see Germany fall to the Soviet Union. Nor can we sand by and watch it adopt a tenuous sort of neutrality that would be bound to work more for the benefit of the Communists than for us. Germany must be tied to the West somehow. France is not alone in fearing a resurgence of German militarism, but it has long been recognized that German armed might is important to the West. Furthermore, if it were developed outside Western control it could make the difference between survival and ruin for the free powers. EDC, calling for a unified European army with German strength integrated, seemed almost an inspired solution. Ironically now. we can recall that the French themselves proposed the plan. But the timidity and vacillation of French politicians in the face of hard realities caused them to shrink from approving their own handiwork. Premier Mendes-France, who disclosed himself at the last minute as a foe of EDC, now talks glibly of new solutions that will embrace German rearmament. But it is difficult to see what plan the French.could approve which would satisfy another Wttt European power, not to mention the United States. A hard choice lies ahead. Action on Germany is vital. Delay may drive the Germans to make a deal with the Communist world. Britain, the United States, Italy, and the smaller countries should proceed to devise a new plan that will give the Germans their political sovereignty and draw their strength to the West, even if it must be shaped as an independent national army under fairly loose control. Such a solution may not be to France's liking. But what France likes or dislikes is not paramount at this moment. The French have been tried and found wanting. They have cost the cause of freedom precious time. What counts is welding a Europe that will keep the Russians from controlling or neutralizing Germany, Europe's most powerful element. We must set a goal and move toward it speedily. Let France go where it will. The French already have cast aside the best solution. They hardly dare complain if we work out a second best. VIEWS OF OTHERS One For The Record Nettled nicely and never needlessly is Matthew M. Neely (D.-W. Va.) The crusty Senator is 'a man of few words, too, though mostly they are peppery. When he was in the House he introduced the shortest bill on record: Resolved, that female members be addressed as "the lady from . . . (name of state)" rather then "gentlewomen," or," or other elegant handles. So. when Senator Neely rose up in wrath the other day and accused colleagues of talking one another to death and "picking the taxpayers' pockets" to pay the cost of printing millions of superflurious words in the Congressional Record- well, he made quite a production of it. Bewailing the verbosity of the Record is a popular sport. The book, after all, is extremely vulnerable. Senator Neely knows of four senators, two on each side of the aisle, who put $25,000 worth of palaver into print. And then, to call a spade a space- grabber, there is Senator Morse, who often reads miles of letters and telegrams from constituents into the Record. Mr. Neely doesn't like this one a bit, and on behalf of the "silent men" in the Senate he threatens to "start a revolution." Although he has a point, we hope it isn't stretched to something violent. In all seriousness the bulky Congressional Record is a handy volume, packed full of formation, mis-and in-, and the only handy compendium of Capitol goings on. The Record as an unofficial account of the proceedings of Congress first went to press in 1873, succeeding the old privately published Congressional Globe. Often book-size in volume, it is a marvel of publishing since it accounts for every word spoken in two houses, carries informative tabular matter, and reproduces a wealth of documents, all arranged for printing in the space of a few hours. One hundred copies go to each senator and 68 to each representative. The private citizen can subscribe for a buck seventy-five per month. Senator Neely once suggested that all citizens should "bang the table and shout" if they wanted anything from their Congress. But let's not be too noisy. The volumnious Record enables the voter to keep a running check on the deeds and thoughts of his elected representative. Moreover, like the daily newspaper it's dandy for wrapping fish in and an old copy beats any modern gadget for lighting a log fire. Edit it, maybe, but not with an axe!—Asheville (N.C.) Citizen. Guesswork Out Unless we are rather sadly mistaken in our observations, it would appear that sufficient changes are on the way in the field of agriculture. We refer particularly to the question of irrigation, a subject which it seems to us is rapidly becoming a major item of conversation for our farm people, rural bankers, county agents and other directly connected with the business of furnishing food, clothing and smoking material from the soil of our state. -_ All these developments, it seems to us, add up to one significant fact. That is, we are about to witness another revolution in our state agriculture in which aluminum pipe, mechanical pumps and farm ponds are going to pinch-hit for the rains that refuse to fall. Such equipment, intelligently applied, bids to do what farmers have been wanting to do since man first broke ground with a bent stick. That is take the guessing out of farming.—Savannah (G.A.) News. SO THEY SAY I'm just as allergic to a hundred-dollar bill as a dollar bill. — Mrs. John Schronk, who itches when she touches currency. Lots of folks get into trouble because they're too poor to paint and too proud to whitewash. — Tennessee Ernie, TV star. We have added (Air Force) wings to our defense by substituting wings from our offense. Such a trend can be fatal in warfare. — Senator Symington (D-Mo). * * ¥ It (new tax revision bill) is a, good law. It will benefit all Americans. — President Eisenhower, * * * I didn't expect my vacation to b« M ihort, — Rot*r Touhf fo«t btofc to Tall in the Texas Saddle NOVEMBER ELECTION Peter tdson's Washington Column — Need for Some New Approach To Disarmament Is Recognized o Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — The million-dollar mitts of Clark Gable, Gary Grant and Gregory Peck, according to a Hollywood manicurist, are just loaded with electricity. I'm taking Rose Schall's guarantee for this unreported piece of fiddle-faddle and passing it on in a big hurry. Who knows? The snap, crackle and pop in the hands of movie heroes may be just the thing to stop TV dead in its tracks. Rose Schall is the official Little Miss Buff-It over at the 20th Century-Fox studio. Maybe it's because she wasn't hired by the casting office, but Rose looks more like a schoolteacher than a barbershop Hedy. It wasn't easy for Rose, who's unmarried and makes a point of never listening to traveling salesman jokes, to talk about the tingle that she gets from holding hands with her burning-eyed movie customers. "What it's like is an electric current," she explained blusblngly. "On the tips of their fingers it buzzes. You might say it's thrilling." WASHINGTON —(NEA)— There is growing recognition that some new approach must be found toward the problem of world disarmament. This arises from current, increasingly menacing threats to world peace. Red China threatens invasion of Formosa. Truce agreements in Korea, Indochina, the Kashmir and Palestine provide only an uneasy armistice. Soviet Russia diplomacy seems directed at breaking up the European Defense Community plan by splitting France off from the western alliance. Due to the uncertainties of French politics and the traditional French fear of Germany, this Communist strategy has an even chance of succeeding. Meantime' President Eisenhower's plan for a international pool to develop peaceful applications of atomic energy is bogged dow.3 temporarily by Russian unwillingness to cooperate. The five-power United Nations Disarmament subcommittee, after five weeks of fruitless negotiations in London last summer, has filed its report of non-accomplishment. It now awaits new instructions from the General Aseembly which reconvenes in September. Disarmament is now held in such low esteem that the five-power talks among the U. S., Britain, Canada, France and Russia got lit- [ tie attention. About all the talks! accomplished was to convince ev- j eryone that the Russians simply | don't want disarmament. Hence the need for a new approach, ment conference went over the same ground that other such meet- brought in for a workable plan, ings have covered for the past eight years. So there wasn't much news in it. The Baruch plan formed the basis for the Western powers' presentation. It is still regarded as fundamentally sound. But conditions have changed since its introduction. Then the United States had a monopoly on atomic bomb production. Now the Russians have the bomb and the hydrogen bombs have been added. Russian delegate Jacob Malik stuck by their equally-old Stalin five-point plan: Ban the bomb. Reduce all conventional armaments by a third. Abolish all foreign military bases. Install voluntary reporting without international inspection on atomic production. Then banish all international propaganda. Basis of the Baruch plan is of course to establish firm international controls over atomic energy production first, then ban the bomb. It is recognized that any international controls set up now would cover only future production. Stockpiles of bombs made since the end of the war could be concealed. Hunting all over Russia and Siberia or the United States and Canada with Geiger counters would be impossible. And honest reporting from the Communists could not be expected. Again this puts emphasis on the need for a new approach to disarmament. The Western powers for their part did make two new moves at the London talks, though the Rus- sians refused to consider them. Morehead Patterson, president of American Machine and Foundry Co., who didn't know there was a Disarmament Commission when he asked to become a member, presented for the U. S. delegation a concession. It was that atomic weapons be regarded as defensive weapons and banned for offensive warfare. Ambassador Malik turned this down because he said it would be "relegalizing" the bomb. It turned out that what he meant by this was that the Stockholm peace petition which was signed by 60 mil- jlion people, had banned the bomb. -To permit its use now even in defensive warfare would be to re- legalize it. Selwyn Lloyd for the British and Jules Moch for the French delegations took the lead in presenting a modified Baruch plan that would impose controls gradually. As each new phase of the control organization was worked out—over mining, refining or use in power development—then that section of the controls would be put into effect. Malik turned that down, too. Setting up controls is, of course, the key to the business. It might require two years. It .might require a million men. How would they be selected? What powers would they have? Would they be armed? Who would pay them? And to whom would they report? One suggestion is that a pilot control might first be set up between two countries—say the U. S. and Canada. As they find the answers, other powers might be the Doctor Says— Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. The nails of the fingers and toes j fortunately many of them are dif- reflect the state of general health I ficult to cure. Irritation from nail and are also subject to particular j polishes or lacquers is sometime, diseases. They are often attacked i at fault, by diseases which also involve the j n psoriasis, ringworm or ecze- skin; they are subject to injury and may be sensitive to various ma of the nails, treatment has to be aimed at the particular disease chemicals. In general there is i responsible. In most of the other more trouble with them in the later years of life. Thickening of the nails of either hands or feet is fairly common. conditions, the cause is likely to be associated with some general condition such as vitamin deficiency, a wasting disease, or some- With thickening, the nails become j thing else far removed from the dull colored and often are ridged ! nails themselves. or furrowed. In some cases horny in such cases, of course, local outgrowths can appear which may treatment is inadequate and the be both long and thick. j distant cause must be identified (if possible and appropriate reme- There are many possible causes jdies undertaken. Complete cure is for such thickening. I r r i t a t a- | not always possible, tion from neglect, dirt, or poorly- fitting shoes or gloves may be responsible. Certain diseases of the internal glands which produce^ hormones sometimes cause thickened nails. Another disease of the nails comes from inflammation around i the base of the nail or the nail ! bed. This is the result of infection with germs and its common name is whitlow. A single nail may be involved or all of them. This results in ridging and sometimes the nail separates and falls off. The treatment, of course, is to West opens the three of spades, • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service It Takes Courage For Shrewd Play How would you play today's hand at a contract of six hearts? attack the infection. In extremely severe cases, the nail may have to be removed before the infection can be cleared up. Splitting of one or all of the nails is a common complaint. It's cause is usually obscure. Ringworm can affect the nails and may be difficult to cure. Psoriasis is another skin disease which may cause and you win the first trick in the dummy with the ace. The next move is up to you. The "normal" play is to lay down the king of hearts and lead another heart to your ace. If you make this play, you are immediately in hot water. If you continue with the trumps, East will get a trump trick and three spades.. If nails to become pitted and de- > you abandon the trumps in order formed. White points, spots or streaks can appear in the nails. Such conditions are most common in young to lead the diamonds, East will ruff a diamond and return a trump to stop the picnic. Careful defense will thus set you at least two partners. Harry liked the slam contract so well that he executed a safety play to assure its success. After winning the first trick in the dummy with the ace of spades, Fishbein led the six of hearts from dummy and played low from ROSE GOT HER FIRST spark when she worked on Clark Gable's digits during the making of "Gone With the Wind" and she's been receiving voltage ever since from the dream boys of Hollywood. "I'm sorry, I just don't get any electricity from the girls," Rose apologized. "Just some men, you understand. Like Gregory Peck. I gave him his first manicure years ago and I had the pleasure of working on him just a little while back. "Gary Grant got his first manicure from me, too. Also Cornel Wilde, who was very stubborn about it. All of them have powerful electricity." Irving Berlin, she remembered, kept playing imaginary tunes on her table with his fingers while she snipped his cuticle and "I had to hang onto his hand like crazy." George Jessel and Charles Coburn are down in Rose's book as snoozers who drop off to sleep at the sound of a grating file. give pedicures.' " She's never forgotten the jolt she got from Orson Welles, either. "I started on Orson at 10 in the morning. He kept getting- up from the chair to look at magic tricks and try them out. Then he'd jump up and change records on his phonograph. Then the tailors would come in for a fitting. Then more magic tricks. I didn't finish Orson's fingernails until 5 in the afternoon. The bill was $28." "THAT CHARLES COBURN," Rose laughed. "He snores all through a manicure. You can hear him all the way to the administration building a block away." Vic Mature was a riot around the barbershop and Rose didn't mind saying so. Once he'd stuck a plastic hand up his sleeve and handed it to her, Rose laughed, and another time he left her a dollar tip in pennies. "One hundred pennies piled up on the table," she sighed. "He's a perfect scream." Stars spill secrets to her, but she'd sooner bite ' her tongue off than do a playback, she insisted. She knew that Bette Davis had fallen for Gary Merrill during the making of "All About Eve" long before anybody else on the lot. "Bette didn't have to talk," Rose said. "She always keeps records going in her dressing room. Before she met Gary she would play 'There Must Be Something Better Than Love.' Over and over. Then all of a sudden she started putting on something about crash-bam, al- lacazam, out of an orange-colored sky." WEST A J843 $98752 + J63 NORTH (D) *A VK86 + AQJ104 *8752 EAST AKQ75 V J 10 9 7 *Q1094 SOUTH A 10 9 6 2 V A Q 5 4 3 4K6 *AK North-South vul. South West 1 V Pass 3* Pass 4 N.T. Pass 6V Pass Opening lead—4 3 people and on the fingers rather • tricks. than on the toes. I When the hand vva v s actually played in a recent tournr.m?nt. the All these diseases of the nails r*q«irt »ocur«t« diagnosis, but un- his own hand This remarkable olay allowed East to win the trick with the seven of hearts, but this was the last trick that the de- 'enders could take. If East returned a spade, dum- ny was ready to ruff with the :ight of hearts. Declarer could ,hen continue with the king of hearts, return to his hand with a club, and then draw the rest of he trumps. No defense could prevent declarer from playing all of the trumps, making four trump ricks, five diamonds, and the hree top cards in the black suits. It goes against the grain to give up the first trump trick when you lave a strong suit headed by the ace-king-queen, but in this case he play made a difference of more than 1500 points. MOVIE QUEENS, said Rose, munch on their nails more than the men do. Peggy Ann Garner was a biter and Linda Darnell once went at her scratchers as if they were filet mignoas. Rose gets along just dan^ T with the glamor girls, even though she doesn't get electrical charges from their hands, but she's still smarting over her encounter with Linda Christian, wife of Ty Power. "She asked me to give her a pedicure," Rose huffed. "Imagine that. 'Look/ I told her, 'I don't Quick Look At Current Future Films: HOLLYWOOD (JF) — Taking & quick look at some of the current and future movies: "On The Waterfront" is movia making at its best. The film roams the docks and streets of a tough harbor town, giving amazingly real scenes oj the sordid side of life. It is not pretty to look at sometimes, but it is fascinating. The direction by Elia Kazan are well chosen. Possibly no other actor could give such a sensitive performance as Marlon Brando, who surely should win the Oscar for it. In fact, the film shapes up as the entry to beat in several categories. "Brigadoon" still maintains th« charm of the stage story—the Scottish village that disappears into the mist every 100 years after living for a day. But something misses in the presentation. The show was designed for singers, but the stars of the movie are primarily dancers. Some of the most charming songs have been dropped from the films, and others inadequately sung. "Sabrina" also suffers in the transition from stage to screen. The play was a bit fluff, but it moved along and provided some good laughs. The film has whimsical moments, but the treatment is a little heavy for such light material. The story is the old fable two sons of the rich and the chauffeur's daughter. Humphery Bogart, Audrey Hepburn and William Holden give it as much reality as they are able. "The Vanishing Prairie" is another of Wait Disney's expeditions into nature. While it does not hold together as well as some others, it is just as fascinating. There are more laughs in wild ducks skidding along a frozen pond than in most movies about humans. And there is an much interest in the survival of praire dogs as in the travails of the higher type of actors. "Dragnet" is just like the TV show only longer,- on bigger screens and in color. Direct-star Jack Webb has done little to depart from his proven formula-curt dialogue, searching closeups, startling camera angles. The case-a gangland slaying-is nothing unusual, and Joe Smith, pursue it in their plodding manner. The movie is as good as the TV series, which is plenty good. "Rear Window" is a wonderful trick pulled off by Alferd Hitchcock. He breaks his hero's leg, sets him up at an apartment window where he can observe, among other things, a murder across the court. 75 Years Ago In BlythcYill Mr. and Mrs. T. I. Seay are expected to return home Saturday from Chicago where they went for the showing of the 1940 Chrysler. En route they stopped in St. Louis for a visit with friends. J. T. Sudbury and W. K. Francis were in Memphis last night for the Gene Austin show there. Robert Jontz will leave Friday for Richmond, Va., where he is a student at the University of Richmond. Morocco Musings Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 4 Craft 1 Morocco's 5 capital is 6 Letter of the 6 It is on the alphabet Mediterranean 7 British money and Atlantic 11 Idolized 13 Cylindrical 14 Leaser 15 Erected of account 8 Go by aircraft 9 Pace 10 Scatters 12 Lets fall 13 Tendency 16 Compass point 18 From 17 Poem 20 Venerate 21 Expunged 22 Great fright 23 Pilfers 19 Harvest goddess 20 Regrets 24 Pilots 27 Discourages 31 Wormlike insect 32 Musical comedy 33 Indians 34 Elevate 35 More expensive 37 Revolved 38 Newspaper officials 40 Fairy fort 43 'Portuguese title 44 Pedal digit 47 Complete 50 Dress 53 Frightens 54 It has a healthy climate 55 Fragment 28 Wicked 42 Asterisk 29 Artifice 44 Duration 30 Plant 45 Verbal 36 Is borne 46 Lampreys 37 Native of 48 Anger Rome 49 Crimson 24 Winter vehicle39 Preposition 51 Pinnacle 25 Biblical weed 40 Not as much 52 Cornish town 26 Silkworm • 41 Unit of length (prefix) ANOTHER interesting type of! ^^ lawyer is one vvno regards a client South player was Karry «T. Fish- j as innocent until he is proven bein, one of my favorite bridge broke. — Savannah (Ga.) News. DOWN 1 Uncommon 2 ' '.-r.bian ,-julf 3 Part of a , ftkcletoa

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