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FACE Fwn BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.) COURIER , SEPTEMBER 5, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- gres*, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, S5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations These are the generations of the heavens and of the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. — Genesis 2:4. * * # Sunday, that day so tedious to triflers of earth, so full of beautiful reposes of calmness and strength for the earnest and heavenly minded. — Maria J. Mclntosh. Barbs The same love that makes the world go around just makes young folks stop, look — and park. * * * Have you, too, discovered that the mosquito can make the busy ant look like a loafer? * # * A scientist says man is run by electricity, and some wives could give him a mighty good argument. * * . * Girls stop going around with more than one man after becoming: engaged. Solitaire confinement. * * * Vacation — when you go away for a little change and return with a lot less. » * * We are approaching cider season. Don't take it too hardl Mild Spanking The reports finally filed by the Mundt committee on the Army-McCarthy hearings reflected pretty accurately the attitudes shown by the seven members during the inquiry. There was a majority report submitted by the four Republicans and a minority account from the three Democrats. But two Republicans, Senators Dirkson and Potter, offered individual supplementary statements. They all 1 managed to agree on some things: That Senator McCarthy was lax in allowing his counsel, Roy Cohn, to press the Army so hard and so often on the matter of favors for Pvt. G. David Schine. That Cohn himself went beyond the limits of his office in 'seeking these' favors. , That secretary of the Army Stevens and Army Counsel John Adams engaged in unwarranted efforts at appeasing McCarthy and Cohn in hope of having them end their public investigation of alleged subversion at Fort Monmouth radar laboratories. That neither of these men could be censured, however, on the grounds of bad faith or "softness" toward communism. Right here the investigators parted company. The majority Republicans did not think McCarthy exercised any undue influence in Schine's behalf. Potter speaking for himself, thought McCarthy in effect gave sanction to what Cohn did. The Democrats felt McCarthy and Cohn both merited "service criticism." On the subject of Cohn, the majority said he was "unduly aggressive and pre- sistent" in trying to arrange Army favors for Schine. The Democrats said that, without justification, he sought and secured special privileges and preferential treatment for Schine. Potter declared that Cohn used the full power of his committee position to seek such treatment. The majority said Stevens and Adams failed to use their offices "appropriately." The two Army officials, added the majority, should have protested vigorously at the first sign of improper efforts to influence them. The Democrats did not use much stronger language in weighing the case of Stevens and Adams. But Potter said Steven g showed a lack of competency bordering on bewilderment, and that Adams ought to share tht blamt for "great damage" caused by "compromise and equivocation." In all these various verdicts, the Potter individual statement appears to stand out as the most balanced, the most sensible and the most courageous. He He did not fear to criticize either a senatorial colleague of a Republican administration which he presumably wishes to see succeed. The majority report seems by contrast soft and tame. Millions of viewers saw the proceedings last spring on television, and they will be puzzled that any sequence of events so confusing and degrading as those in the Army-McCarthy story could be appraised in such mild terms as the majority applies. VIEWS OF OTHERS Fringe Benefits These days a great deal is heard about ''fringe benefits" to American industry's millions of hired hands. These windfalls, or added income, are now a part of virtually every new labor contract. Altogether 940 companies, including all of the large corporations, not only include fringe benefits, but issue regular official reports on^the costs of this extra wage. The latest report compiled, which is for 1953, shows that the fringe benefits granted by the 940 companies amount to S720 annually per worker. That is to say, each worker, besides his regular wage, gets from his employer benefits such as social security payments , retirement pensions, life insurance, medical and hospital insurance, paid annual vacations and paid holidays amounting to $60 per month. This is the cost to the employer. The expenditures incurred by the 940 companies for these poy rolls. Furthermore, some of these concerns pay bonuses in cash to employes. With this generous emolument in addition to regular wages which are the highest in the world, and affording the best standards of living, how could any American workingman be receptive to Communist propaganda? Strangely, a lot of them are, including some highly placed labor union officials.—New Orleans States. Where Reds Get Uranium Three paragraphs of a news story sent by Associated Press yesterday from Bonn, Germany, made sad reading for Americans, who have had many causes to lament the order which required the American Army to withdraw from parts of Europe in World War II to permit Russian occupation and enslavement. These are the three paragraphs: "The Russians have produced enough uranium in East Germany since the war to make 44 atomic bombs* a West German government survey said today. "German scientists estimate this number of bombs could destroy of cripple every major city in the United States or in West Europe. "The uranium has been mined exclusixely within territory held by the United States Army when World War II ended and later turned over to Soviet occupation, the survey said." —Chattanooga News-Free Press. Frequently the remark is made that "Communism is not bad, it is what the Russians have done with it that is bad." People who make such statements are naive. They have not read the works of the men who created the Communist movement. Whatever merit it may have as a Utopian scheme is outweighed by the fact that it offers men something for. nothing and revolves around the proposition that the end justifies the means. Starting with the idea that the end justifies the means nothing but bad can develop. The proposition is used, and justifiably so if it is accepted, to excuse tyranny, injustice, murders, lies and plunder. It ignores the concept of a .soul in man that raises man above other animals and makes him responsible For his actions. It was inevitable that such a philosophy would result in apolice state as vicious and oppressive as the one which exists in Russia. — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. In the Senate, the man who works the hardest is the one who does the most sitting.—Former Sen. Glen Taylor of Idaho. Why don't we try to sell democracy instead of condemning Communism? That ideology will win which does the greatest good for the largest number of people.—Mme. Pandit of India. If the magazine covers that moralizing groups are objecting to are dangerous to my morals, then things I have seen at the bathing pool . . . are dangerous to my morals.—Magazine Executive Gordon Dick. Politics has nothing to do with poetry, but politics today is the cancer of the world.—Robert Frost. It (the Russian church) is contained in itself and has transferred the loyalty which it once showed the Czarist state to the Bolshevist state. —Mayor Gustav Heinemann of Essen, Germany. If drivers and not cars are the cause of most traffic Accitcnts, who do we insist on inspecting cars but not drivers?—Dr. A. L. Chapman of U. fi. Public Health Service; Penthouse Peter Edson's Washington Column— Vacation Calls-And Eisenhower And Cabinet Members Answer WASHINGTON — (NEA) — It didn't take the cabinet very long to highball it out of town, once President Eisenhower had left for Denver. Some of them hit the vacation trail even before the head man. The result is that if the Russians dropped a bomb on Washington now, the mo^' they would hit would be an occasional under or assistant secretary, plus a lot of nonpolitical civil service holdovers Tom the Democratic administrations, who keep the wheels of government turning. Vice President Nixon, groggy rom almost a month of 10 a.m. o 10 p.m. and midnight Senate sessions, got away at about the same time as the President. But -he V.P. headed for Maine, to be with his family for ten days. Then he'll go to Cincinnati for a GOP strategy session, before starting on a campaign tour that will take him into 23 states—every place a Republican is running for senator. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles is the Number One official in Washington when Eisenhower_and Nixon are gone. The most 'vacation he can look forward to is maybe a weekend at his Duck Island retreat on the St. Lawrence. But even this isn't "firm" as they say in Bureauland. Secretary Dulles will leave Washington early in September for Manila, where he will try to whip up support for his southeast Asia defense pact. And that ain't play. The trio in high command.at the Treasury cleared out as soon as the tax reform and $6 billion national debt increase were in the bag. Secretary George M. Hum- phrey went to his farm, Holiday F^ll, just outside Cleveland, Ohio. His office staff said they had no idea when he'd be back. Undersecretaries Marion B. Folson, the tax man, and W. Randolph Burgess, the debt man, were likewise missing. That left General Counsel Elbert P. Tuttle in charge of the gray granite Treasury building, but he's leaving soon to become a federal judge in Alabama. Assistant Secretary Andrew N. Overby is the only other little cabinet man around to count the money. Over at the Pentagon, Defense Secretary C.E. Wilson got out of town before the President. He and Mrs. Wilson went to their home in Bloomfield Hills, Mich., to stay there until after Labor Day. Deputy Secretary Robert B. Anderson is in charge in his absence. Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens took his vacation right after running the McCarthy gauntlet in the Sentate hearings. He was gone a month—July 14 to Aug. 11. While he got in some work inspecting Army installations abroad, he has no plans for any vacation now. Navy Secretary Charles S. Thomas is fishing near Great Falls, Ida., and will also spend part of his vacation at his home in Los Angeles. While, there, he'll also inspert the Navy's Air Missile Test Center in California. Air Force Secretary Harold E. Talbott took a week's vacation at the end of July. He spent the en- j tire time at his home in South Hampton, L.I., visiting with his family and playing golf. Attorney General Herbert Brownell, Jr., got in a week's vacation with his family earlier in the summer. Yes, they spent most of the afternoons and evenings going to ball games. Postmaster General Arthur Summerfield^is another cabineteer tied to his desk by work, with no vacation plans announced as yet. Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks is spending a couple of other weeks at his Lancaster, N.H., farm. Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson knocked off regular work as soon as the farm bill was passed. He is trying to take a vacation at his Washington home without too many people knowing about it. He wants to build up strength for a major speaking tour through the midwest this fall. After his business trip to Alaska, Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay stopped off at his Oregon summer home for a vacation with his family. Secretary of Labor James P. Mitchell beat everyone to the punch by taking an early vacation with his family at their Spring Lake, N.J., home. Secretary Mitchell is back on the job now. Last but not least, Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare Oveta Gulp Hobby isn't planning any vacation and didn't take one last year. She says her one-day outing with the cabinet at President Eisenhower's Camp David retreat is the only vacation she'll get. this year. Which proves, if any- tihng, that women's work is never done. Er skins Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) — Marjorie Main, the loosely upholstered belle with the coffee-grinder voice, was discussing spiritualism, Alcoholics Anonymous and old clothes. She really gets around conversationally. I expected to find Ma Kettle living in a broken-down shack and roasting potatoes in an open fire. "Everybody expects that," she said. But the Main home is a charming California-type bungalow. Marjorie, with runs in her stockings, looked out of place, though. "I guess," she said, "I should be living in a shack." Marjorie agreed with me that she's a Hollywood character and then confessed that she didn't like a new dress until the derriere was worn out, and that she regularly attends Alcoholics Anonymous meetings (not because she's an ex-tippiei}. She also confessed that she's always bringing- mediums home with her and that she'd rather eat in health-food cafeteria than in "any of those Hollywood cafes where you can spend a fortune on a sandwich and get an ulcer." SHE BECAME interested in AA the Doctor Says— Written for \ T EA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Would you please discuss hives," writes R.H. "What should we call it when it reaches the size of five or six inches in diameter on the bottom of the feet? It isn't easy to walk when this happens. When my tongue swells it isn't easy to talk." Hives or urticaria falls in the class of allergic diseases because the condition is believed to be brought about by increased sensitivity to some substance to which the victim is susceptible. In the case of the problem described by R. H. the situation is sometimes described as giant ur- ticaria or angioneurotic edema. IN GENERAL HIVES starts suddenly with the appearance of large red spots on the skin. These are raised, generally itch, sometimes quite severely, and may appear anywhere on the body but quite frequently involve large areas of skin. Many substances can produce hives, but strawberries and certain fish foods like crabmeat have been particularly often incriminated in this respect. However, urticaria can develop from almost any food, drug and from such other things as insect bites, furs, infection, or even just heat or cold. The urticaria can last for a few hours only or for days, weeks or even months at a time. THE PROPER LINE of attack on hives is to try to determine the cause. Unfortunately, the skin of many people with hives does not react to testing with the substance which causes the trouble. Trial diets and other means of determining the cause may have to be tried therefore. If the cause can be discovered, the proper treatment is to remove it by cutting it out of the diet or by •liminatmg whatever is respon- sible. ONE BRIGHT SPOT in treatment xvhich has been developed in recent years is the use of certain drugs coming under the name of antihistamine agents. Several of these substances are on the market under various names. Each of them has certain advantages and certain disadvantages and they should not be taken except under competent medical advice. They do not cure the underlying condition, but frequently bring relief from the itching and improvement in the appearance of the .skin sometimes for hours at a time. As too often happens when the cause cannot be discovered, the treatment is difficult indeed. There is nothing which can be put on the surface of the skin which will , make the urticaria disappear. Even the itching can be only partially relieved while the urticaria is present. immediately. These are great advantages if your partner is a fine player and understands what you are trying to tell him. If, however,"your partner misunderstands your bid, you may be headed for trouble. This was the case when today's hand was played in one of the famous New York bridge clubs. Now West decided to come out NORTH 47 ¥J874I 4 J 10 5 A 10952 through the organization's work with a friend and "they did such a marvelous job that I became interested and now I wouldn't miss a meeting. They give me a spiritual glow." At one meeting, though, there was a glow on her face that wasn't ipiritually inspired. "I had just left a steam bath," she confided, "and my nose was as red as W. C. Fields'. I was wearing an old broken down dress and my hair was flying all over the place. The chairman wanted to speak to the alcoholics alone and asked the nonalcoholics to eave the room. "I stood up and started to walk out when one of the ushers grabbed me and said: " *Hey, you, get back .in there.' "I told him I was there only as friend and he replied: " 'Don't kid me, sister.' "I darn near didn't get out of here," she added. FOLLOWING THE death of her lusband, a lecturer named Staney Krebs—"I liked lecturers so veil I married one"—she read in .n old diary where he had ar- ived one morning at Grand Central Station at 11 a.m.. "I was playing on Broadway in 'Dead End' at the time," she said, "but every morning for a year I went to Grand Central Station at 11 o'clock. People thought I was a little crazy, but somehow I expected he might try to contact me here through the spirit world." Stanley oUdn't, though, she said, although later "we had a nice conversation on the bank of the Hudson River." Shortly after signing at MGM, Marjorie brought home a medium who said she had visions of Marjorie signing seven contracts. "I told her it was impossible. I had just signed with MGM—and there was only one contract with four carbon copies." Marjorie lowered her voice and said: "Just then we heard a knocking." "On the ceiling?" I stuttered. "No," said Marjorie, "on the door. It was a messenger boy from MGM with SEVEN contracts for me to sign for a radio series." MARJORIE said she could always tell if people were psychic. "They have a weird look in their eyes," she explained. 'I was taking a steam bath the other day and I noticed that strange look in the eyes of a woman next to rne. I asked her if she was psychic. She said she was. We practically had a seance right there in the steam bath." About those old duds she wears: She's happy about her success in Hollywood because now she can wear them. She has a psychology about old clothes. "They're good for the character," she explained, "to wear them and still- be able to keep your self-respect." "Ma Marjorie Main" might be a better filnj series than "Ma Kettle." Esther Dry In Here New Act By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD UPh- This year Esther Williams goes out to meet the public "dry." Next year she'll be "wet." The celebrated swimming star is leaving on her first big theater and night club tour. No, she won't be swimming this time. She'll appear in a musical act that will kid her amphibious movie epics. I caught the act at The Trails, where she debuted over the weekend. It is a westside Los Angeles night spot which, oddly enough, is owned by Esther and her husband Ben Gage. The latter costars with Esther, and a feature of the act is a glamorous water curtain that surrounds the swimming star. It was built at a machine shop owned by the Gages. The act looked good in preview form. There was much dancing about by Esther and a chorus of five singers and dancers. There was much jesting about Esther and her liquefied existence. After doing a strenuous mambo number, Esther came pattingly over to explain how she got involved in the whole deal. ''My agents have been after me for some time to go out on tour," she said. "At first, there was the idea of putting a tank on the stage of the Winter Garden in New York, the way they did for 'Wish You Were Here.' They proposed putting a mirror above .the pool, so the audience could see me. "That didn't sound right to me. When I go out on a swimming tour, I want it to be done big. "Then they got the idea of going out with a 'dry' tour. I said no at first. I didn't know what I could do. I would feel literally like a fish out of water. "But they told me, 'You don't realize how much entertaining you have learned in the pictures you have done. You have sung and danced all kinds of musical numbers.' My agents sold the act to Bill Miller of the Las Vegas Sahara before I even consented to it. They knew I would agree when, that happened. The Las Vegas salaries are simply unbelievable." 75 Years Ago In BlytheYilU » JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Your Partner Can Cause You Trouble I occasionally show a hand in this column or in my daily bidding problem in which I explain the advantage of bidding a void suit. When your side has most of the strength, your object in making such a bid is to let your partner know that you have complete control of the suit. When the opponents hold most of the strength, the idea is to get your partner to lead the suit so that you can get ft ruffing trick WEST (D) A AK984 V A K 9 5 4 KQ2* + A EAST 4 Q 10 3 2 VQ1063 4 A873 West 14 44 64 Pass SOUTH 4 J65 V None • 964 4KQJ8763 East-West vul. No*t>) East South Pass 24 34 Pass 44 4 ¥ 7 V ! Double Pass Pass Opening lead—V K suiter in clubs and hearts. There was no escape from the contract of seven hearts doubled. East and West defended ably, realizing clearly what had happened to their opponent. The defenders took twelve tricks, and South was down twelve at his grand slam contract in hearts! J. Mell Brooks and R. E. Blayloclc visited the Illinois State Pair at DuQuoin, 111., yesterday. Miss Churchill Buck left today for 'Payetteville, Ark., where she is to be a freshman at the University of Arkansas. She was motored there by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. Buck. There were 1676 students enrolled in the public white schools of the city today, W. D. McClurkin superintendent of the city schools, announced following registration this morning. Lunch Time Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS DOWN 1 Split soup 1 Mail 4 cheese 8 and pepper 12 Worthless' table scrap 13 Roman emperor 14 Malayan canoe 15 Rest 16 Most delicate 18 Sways 20 Warms, as food 21 Modern (ab.) worship 22 of corn 24 Repose 2 Great Lake 3 Tried 4 Finished 5 Beloved 6 Gets up 7 Weekday (ab.) 8 Glimpses 9 Region 10 Misplaced 11 Makes lace 17 Needle and 26 Reproduction 41 Respect 27 Girl's 42 Gaelic plaything 28 High notes 43 Corded fabric* 44 So be it! 19 Carries (coll.) 29 Examination 46 Cabbage 23 Place of from behind the bushes, with a cue bid of four clubs, showing complete control of the enemy's suit. East was delighted to cooperate in slam bidding since his raise to two spades had been a decided underbid. He therefore cue bid the ace of diamonds. Recognizing that the opponents were on their way to a slam. South bid four hearts, hoping that his partner would lead a heart against a spade slam. If doubled, South was ready to run to five clubs. The idea was a splendid one, and it might have borne fruit if North had been'properly alert. Unfortunately, however. North made j the mistake of assuming that' South had a real heart suit. He | thought that the damage would be small at a contract of seven hearts if his partner had a real two- 24 Entranced 26 Small island 27 A Of butter 30 Value 32 Popular Mexican lunch 34 Afternoon nap 35 Makes suitable 36 Small child 37 Seaweed 39 Finest 40 They like bananas for lunch 41 Pronoun 42 Expunge 45 Berated 49 Forgiveness 51 Eggs 52 Hurried 53 Norway's capital 54 Base 55 Hireling 56 One who (suffix) 57 Man's nickname 25 Continent 31 Warehouses 33 Girl's name 38 Aid 40 Whisper 47 Cry of bacchanals 48 Daybreak 50 Distress signal \i 31 2T s 13 3 50 n 8 W 10 28 S

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