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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE TWELVE BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBE1 t, 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 Sole 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 Congress, 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 ma^I, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 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 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the Lord, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.—I Samuel 15:24. * # * As sins proceed they ever multiply, and like figures in arithmetic, the last stands for more than all that went before it. — Sir Thomas Browne. Barbs A dreamer is any man who can sit around reading travel folders after his vacation is over. * * # About the time that grapes arc ripe, homemade wine will be the only thing that feels like working. * ¥ * An Illinois mounted policeman turned do-vifi a promotion to the detective force. Just wouldn't get down off his high horse. * * * A lark is something; that if you go out on yon don't feel like getting up with. * * * One thing worse than being in a rut is being on a clear road to nowhere. Hats Off To Our Volunteer Fire Department In connection with the $70,000 fire which 'destroyed the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co., here last week, it seems proper that a few valorous persons get their due. Bystanders at the really dangerous conflagration were quick to offer their services. Many of them worked hours, soaking shoes and clothes. Employees of the Pepsi-Cola plant, too, were quick to the rescue. But the stars of the show were Fire Chief Roy Head and the men of his volunteer fire department. Believe it or not, a large segment of downtown Blytheville was endangered by the roaring flames of the bottling plant as a southern wind swept the flames toward the alley and the city's shopping center. Thus everyone who does business in Blytheville must feel some gratitude for Chief Head and his men, who with the help of others, again proved the Blytheville Fire Department one of which we can be proud and with which all may feel a bit more secure. Politics Is Two-Way Street The other day Chairman Stephen Mitchell of the Democratic National Committee complained about what he claimed was an effort to picture all Republicans as good and all Democrats as bad. We might remind Mitchell that the kind of equality he wants goes both ways. Since the Democrats have been the opposition party in Washington, they have tried to suggest to the public that they have virtually abandoned politics in favor of responsible statesmanship. All the politics, they indicated, was on the GOP side. Well, not quite. It is true the Democrats in many ways have behaved with a high sense of responsibility. But they have not forgotten politics, and nowadays they are playing it to the hilt. The Democratic effort to force through a hastily drawn measure outlawing the Communist Party and making membership a criminal offense was one of the most outstanding political maneuvers in recent congressional,, history. It was inspired not by any real desire to act in a vital area of national security but by the political wish—understandable enough—to embarrass the Republicans in payment for their presistent charge that the Democrats were "soft on communism." The bill simply made the Demcorats look tougher. More recently, the Democrats have been trying to harvest political hay down on the farm. From Adlai Steven- ion on down, they havt charged that the GOP, through its flexible farm pric« support law. was striking at tht farmer's welfare. Some of them evidently sincerely believe this. But more are saying it because they think the farmers want to hear it. The old high, rigid farm supports sound like a better deal than the lower, flexible props. The fact is, of course, that the old supports brought ruinous surpluses that imposed a triple financial burden on the American taxpayer. Their continuance would only put off the evil day of reckoning. When the Democrats were in power, they themselves proposed abandonment of huge supports and substitution of the the Brannan subsidy plan. Today, in an election year, they sing a different tune. And they have done some pretty wild and irresponsible warbling, too, on the subject of the general state of the economy. A number of candidates virtually, pitched their whole campaigns on widely publicized declarations that depressions was imminent. Very likely this sort of thing is inevitable, politicians being what they are. If that's the way it has to be, all right. But neither Democratic nor Republican campaigners should offer pretense that they alone are noble statesmen dedicated to the people's welfare. VIEWS OF OTHERS Note On A Definition If the newspaperman has a. Bible, it would be Webster's New International Dictionary. He goes to it when in doubt about the spelling or meaning of words. He often goes to it for background material And yet for years he has resented at least one definition in that dictionary. Here it is: "Journalistic .... characteristic of journalism or journalists; hence of style, characterized by evidence of haste, superficiality of thought, inaccuracies of detail, colloquialisms and sensationalism; journalese." Sigma Delta Chi, the professional journalistic society, put on a professional campaign against this definition and Webster's has now given journalistic a somewhat less irresponsible sound. Its 1954 definition: "Journalistic ... (1) Of or pertaining to or characteristic of journalism or journalists. (2) Specif., as to style of expression*, appropriate to the immediate present and phrased to stimulate and satisfy the interest and curiosity of a wide reading public—often in distinction from literary." There may be a journalist here and there who imagines his stuff is literary. If so, he may resent this newest definition. But on the whole we think it will be found to be generally satisfactory. A Journalist certainly deals with the immediate present. And since he is no longer accused of superficially of thought and inaccuracies of detail he will not quarrel about not classifying him as literary. What he writes, however, is the literature of the hour and much of it will go down in history.— Shelby (N. C.) Daily Star. Lawyers Who Plead The American Bar, at its convention, heard a Proposal that lawyers who plead the Fifth Amendment be disbarred. At first blush, that seems drastic. But it is? A lawyer is an officer of the court. His • professional being is based on honesty and frankness with the court. If he tells the court he can't be frank, then tells it he can't be honest. It's as simple as that. He has violated his trust. The purpose of all evidence is to elicit the truth. The lawyer w ho withholds evidence is a guilty, professionally and ethically, as one who distorts it.—Dallas (Tex.) Morning News. Understanding The South It is possible — it is perhaps even probable — that around the after math of the Supreme Court's historic decision voiding legal segregation in the public schools will focus many c* the major domestic issues of the next ten years. And at the center of the stage will be the Deep. South. Nothing could be more important at this moment than that the nation as a whole understand the South's feelings and its problems, and that the South be given to feel that its views are understood even though not always accepted. — Christian Science Monitor. SO THEY SAY The problem of the world today is the human race—man himself. The bible calls that problem sin.—Evangelist Billy Graham. * * * There is no use for foreign troops ... in Korea if they are not going to fight communism. South Korea's Sygman Rhee on U. S. troop withdrawal. * * * The Republicans are trying to hide their (Dixon-Yates contract) scandal behind the President'! smiie and good intentions.—Democratic National Chairman Mitchell. * * * The Austrian situation is simple an capable of solution. If we (Russia and the Wc«t) can't agree on that, we cant agree on anything.—Senator Flanders <R., vt.) "Will There Be Enough to Go Around?" *^^x^*< Peter Ed son's Washington Column— Oppenheimer Case Is Restudied; Solons Offer Pennant Predictions WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The Oppenheimer case is being restudied. The 990-page, fine-print record of hearings before a three- man board headed by President Gordon Gray of University of North Carolina, which went into every phase of Atomic Scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer's fitness for top-secret clearance has been referred to the new Internal Security division of Department of Justice. It is headed by new Assistant William F. given Attorney General Tompkins, who has charge of all government security cases. Under his direction, the Oppenheimer record will be re-examined to see if it contains the basis for false statement, perjury, espionage or other charges against any of the individuals mentioned in the Atomic Energy Commission's report. The Oppenheimer case was before the Department of Justice from July to December of 1953, when the lifting of his "Q" security clearance was being considered and denial of his access to top secret material was ordered by AEC. In March Dr. Oppeheimer requested a security board hearing and the Gray board was set up to handle it. In April, the Gray board found 16 of 24 charges of past associations with Communists or Communist causes true or substantially true. The case is now closed as far as AEC is concerned. Any further action will be up to new findings of the Department of Justice Internal Security division. In the Congressional windup, while the House was waiting for the Senate to catch up on unfinished business, several of the representatives took time to do a little predicting — not on the outcome of the November elections, which would be normal, but on the World Series. Rep. Francis E. Dorn (R., N.Y.) who represents the 12th district which is .solid Brooklyn territory, started it. "Since the session is drawing to a close," he said, "I wish to call to tb* attention of the members of the House, particularly my colleagues from New York City and Wisconsin, that it is important they contact the management of the Brooklyn baseball team, if they want World Series tickets." Rep. Herman P. Eberharter (D., Pa.) was quick to note that the Pittsburgh Pirates, though still in last place, "took it upon themselves to put a little stumbling block in the way of Brooklyn's winning streak." Then Rep. Alvin E. O'Konski (R., Wis.) took issue from the distinguished statesman from Brooklyn. "I think the gentleman has committed a terrible error, because the World Series is going to be played at Milwaukee County Stadium," he said. ' Rep. Albert P. Morano (R., Conn.) had the last word. "I think you are both wrong," he said. "The New York Giants will win the pennant." But they never did put the- issue to a House vote. Attorney General Herbert were \ Brownell's chief assistants waiting in his big, high-ceilinged and wood-paneled reception room for their regular staff confrence. Most of them had been sitting up nights with congressional friends, holding their hands and nursing along last-minute legislation, in which they were vitally interested. All complained about- the long hours they had been putting in, which they never did in private law practice . "They tell me," observed one of the group with a wry smile, "that in the Communist Party, they can order a man to leave his home, divorce his wife, give up his job do anything they want him to do. "You know, that's almost as bad as working for the U. S. government." Congress specifically knocked out a part of Secretary of Agriculture Ezra Taft Benson's reorganization plan for the 9,000 county ASC—Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation—committees. Under the Benson plan, next year no more than one committeeman could be elected who had served more than three years. In 1956, no committeeman could be. elected who had served more than three years. Democrats claimed this was a job to make jobs for 86,000 deserving: Republicans. Congress stopped this by a provision in the new law which prohibits the secretary from placing any limit on the number of terms elected county committeemen may serve. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — The Laugh Parade: A recent thriller, "Gorilla at Large," took Anne Bancroft and a movie stunt man dressed as a gorilla to a Long Beach, Calif., amusement park. Just as the director instructed the hairy beast to lift Anne off her feet, two Pacific Fleet sailors sailing without a ship staggered into camera range and blinked at the sight. "Hey, Hank, don't look now," exclaimed one of the gobs, ''but here comes the admiral with a terrific brunette." Prom Europe comes a Frank Sinatra yarn that's said to be one of the favorite stories of Pope Pius. When His Holiness received Sinatra at the Vatican, he decided that it would be interesting to know whether the thin star sang baritone, bass or tenor. "Tell me," the Pope said to Frank," what do you sing?" "Oh," Sinatra i* reported to have answered casually, "things like 'Ole Man River,' 'Candy' and "The Birth of the Blues.' " ACTORS ON WARNERS' "The Silver Chalice" j set were given a breather during the revision of a scene involving 'ancient Christians and Hebrews. When the new dialog was ready, the actors playing members of both faiths were lined up facing each -other and the director parceled out new speeches. Suddenly Joseph Wiseman, New York stage actor who was playing a venerable Hebrew, piped up: "No fair, you're throwing the LINES to the Christians!" the Doctor Says—. Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. When a child is born with a twisted foot, the condition is called "clubfoot." There are several ideas as to the cause of this condition, but actually no one knows all the answers. One theory is that the clubfoot is the result of pressure and abnormal position of the foot inside the womb of the mother. Another is that it is caused by a failure to develop, probably before birth, and perhaps because of something inherited directly from the parents. At any rate an hereditary factor seems to be present in some though not all. Older mothers have more chance of bearing a child with a clubfoot than do young mothers. Mothers who have had one child with a clubfoot or some other defect which is present at birth are a bit more likely to have children born later with similar deformities. German measles in the mother during the first three months of pregnancy increases the chance of imving a child with some deformity, such as a clubfoot. Just how this happens is still rather uncertain, and it may be a long time before medical science can discover the reason. All parts of the foot are affected n a clubfoot. The deformed foot is usually smaller than the normal oot. The heel is especially likely be smaller and underdeveloped, frequently, the foot is so twisted that all of the weight is carried either on the ball of the foot or even on what would normally be the top of the foot. The tendons and bones of the foot are consequently out of line. If a clubfoot remains untreated he condition tends to become worse, largely because of the in- r«*3«4 preiiurt from abnormal weight bearing. In the simpler varieties of clubfoot, however, the foot can usually be restored to normal or near normal by proper treatment. To get the best results, treatment should be begun early and continued for a long time, as there is danger of return or recurrence. When treatment is begun during the first six months of life there is a good chance of complete correction without operation. If the condition is severe or has not been almost completely cured, the youngster will become more and more conscious of years. Under such circumstances, parents, brothers and sisters, and friends should use tact and understanding so that the child does not become too much disturbed about the problem and can be helped to adjust to any difficulties of locomotion or appearance. » JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Expert Knows When To Draw Trumps "This is terrible," said the angry cibitzer, walking away from the ;able. "That fellow doesn't even know enough to draw trumps and he calls himself a bridge expert." The man who provoke the kibitzer was A. Mitchell Barnes, who is indeed an expert. He was playing the hand shown today, and it was actually a case of knowing enough not to draw the trumps. West opened the jack of clubs, and Barnes immediately took dum- my's three top cards in the black suits in order to reduce his hand to its ten red cards. His next step was to lead a diamond to the ace. Then he entered dummy by leading a low trump to the king, but instead of continuing with the from the dummy. East ruffed the second round of diamonds with a small trump, and Dan Duryea was handed a script by his agent with the news that there was a great sympathetic part for Dan. "You mean I'm not a killer, and I live through the film?" said Dan. "Well, not exactly," was the agents' reply. "You are a killer and you die." "Then how can it be sympathetic?" "That's the beauty of it," said the agent. "You die from overeating:." CECIL B. DEMILLE tells this one on himself. Five times a Paramount makeup man had shown him beards le'd made for Charleton Heston to wear as Moses in "The Ten Commandments." An4 five times DeMille, whose rncticulousness has Broken better men, rejected them after Technicolor tests. "Try again," said DeMille, "and bring it to me any time you think t's right." A couple of days later the makeup man phoned DeMille's office, hen hung up dismayed- A new beard was ready but DeMille was out of town. Turning to a fellow worker in the make-up department, the exasperated artist explained: "DeMille's gone for the weekend to Paradise which, unfortunately, is only the name of his ranch." BEFORE SHE completed her starring role in "There's No Business- Like Show Business," Ethel Merman decided to send her youngsters to New York for a vacation with their father? At the airport nine-year-old Ethel, who doesn't fare well in planes, began to turn shades of green at the sight of the big air ships taking off. While 12-year-old Robert smirked at his sister's discomfort, Ethel attempted to cheer up the girl. "Just think," she said, "you're on a seven-and-a-half hour, nonstop flight to New York, darling." "Yeah," echoed Robert fiendishly, "seven and a half hours, and you're going to THROW UP »B the way." Comedian Dave Barry was complaining about his O. I. home. ' "A G.I. house," he said, "is th« government's revenge for not r*- enllsting." Spencer Tracy's 20th anniversary at MGM brings back memories of the time he was walking through the studio prop shop with a young actor. Pausing in front of a stuffed monkey, Tracy said: "This Is what happens to you at MGM. When you die, they stuff you/' South makes this mistake, he is bound to lose two diamond tricks sooner or latter. This is, of course, one trick more than he can afford to lose at a slam contract. Ace Gag Man Of Bob Hope, Crosby Dies HOLLYWOOD W— Barney Dean would have been both happy and unhappy with his final show. There was standing room only, but there were no laughs. ^Making laughs was Barney's business as gag man for Bob Hope and Bing Crosby. The bald little fellow was never without a funny line, whether it was for a Hope- Crosby movie or just for the private amusement of friends. • Many Friends He had many friends. Some 250 showed up for the funeral last week, including prop men, song pluggers, ballplayers, as well as Hope, Dorothy Lamour, Danny, Rosemary Clooney, Pat O'Brien, George Burns, Dean Martin, Jack Benny, William^Holden. George Raft, Phil Harris, Jack Webb and others. Dean was the quiet type, who underplayed his humor rather than hit you over the head with it. I was about the only one who ever interviewed him. He was afraid he might say Che wrong thing to interviewers and offend Bing, Bob or their writers. Met Hope He told of meeting Hope 25 yean ago when both were playing the Stafford Theater in Chicago. Barney was part of a dance act that later ended in a fist fight. He met Bing three years later at the Friar's Club in New York. After vaudeville died, Barney drifted to Hollywood, working as Sid Silver's stand-in for $6.50 a day. Things got so bad that he tried selling Christmas cards to • old pals. "I took my briefcase to the 'Road to Singapore' set," he recalled. "Bing and Bob greeted me like a long-lost friend. They offered me a job, so I left the briefcase in a corner of the set. I never have been able to sell them any Christmas cards." But he sold them on his services as adviser on gags. They wouldn't make a picture without him. Once Paramount tried to put him off salary between pictures. Hope and Crosby told the studio either he stayed or they left. His paycheck was quickly reinstatted. 75 Years Ago In BlythevilU Robert Reeder, Connie Modinger and Barnes Crook were in Memphis yesterday to hear Maxine Sullivan sing in the stage show at the Orpheum. Mary. Reichel is resting well at the Blytheville hospital following & tonsillectomy performed there yesterday morning.- Bill Chamblin and Mrs. R. A Kirshner have been chosen to play the lead roles in the Little Theatre producion "Night Must Fall" which is to be presented here October 4. WEST 48652- + QJ93 + J109 NORTH (D) 4AK9 VKQJ * 762 4AQ63 EAST *874 l • 5 4KS42 SOUTH AJ * A J 10 9 3 * AK1084 Both sides vul. North East South West 1N.T. Pass 3V Pass 4 V Pass 5 • 5 N.T. Pass 6 V Pass Pass Opening lead—A J Pass Pass Biblical Bit Answer to Previous Puzzle~ it was at this point that the kibitzer left the table muttering to limself. Actually, declarer hadn't lost a thing by allowing East to ruff the second round of diamonds. He was able to play a low diamond from his hand on this trick, and he was not a bit concerned, since he had always expected to lose one diamond trick. After ruffing the second round of diamonds, East led the queen of spades, forcing South to ruff. Declarer led a trump to dummy's queen, exhausting the remaining trumps, safely led a third round of diamonds to the kin? and ruffed a fourth round of diamonds in the dummy. The South hand wa* now good for the rest of the tricks. It's easy to see that South would have lost his slam contract if he had drawn three rounds of trumps beiort tackling the diamond*, II ACROSS 1 Son of Adam 5 Patient man of the Bible 8 First man 12 On the sheltered side 13 Age 14 Philippine knife 15 Employs 16 Paving substance 17 Cease 18 Endures 20 Expunge* 22 Note in Guide's scale 24 Pigeon pea 25 Biblical affliction 29 of Babel 33 Poem 34 Epic poetry 36 Simple 37 and ye shall And 39 Sources of energy 41 Perch 42 Texan city 44 Tells 46 Born 48 Always (poet.) 49 of development 52 Small drinks 5« Wreathe 57 Light brown 00 Notion 61 Too «2 City in The Netherlands 63 Huff •4 Group of playen DOWN 1 First king of Israel 2 Lohengrin's bride 3 Golf mounds 4 Girl's name 5 Spouting 6 British money of account 7 Denuded 8 Favorite son of King David 9 Periods 10 Century pJant 11 Cleaning implements 19 Wild plum 21 Rodent 23 Vipers 25 Misplace 26 Paradise 45 Come 27 Hammer head 47 Natural fat 28 Pronoun 30 Direction 31 Indian 32 Soaks flax 35 To cut 38" of Heaven" 49 Hit hard (.lifng) 50 t/aked clay 51 Handle 53 Jewish month 54 Disorder 55 Cloy 40 Winter vehicle58 Bustle 43 Observe ' 59 Pen point F a> i? • W P & M* F S" PP « 9 » 36 to u ST K W%

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