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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Friday, September 10, 1954
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PAGE FOUH BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bok 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- greM, 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, $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 For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows. — Mark 13:8. * # # Religion prescribes to every miserable man the means of bettering his condition; nay, it shows him that the bearing of his afflictions as he ought to do, will naturally end in the removal of them. — Addison. Side-stepping never gets you any nearer to th* front. * * * Aft instructor say* that the modern dances are healthful. So is putting the shot. * * # A flask-toting spectator was thrown out of a ball park for bothering people. Nip, nip, hooray! * ¥ * K doesn't take long for a wife to catch up with a husband's lame excuse. * * * The bride of last June who used to get her , oosmetics at„ the drugstore is discovering she can get the lame effect over the kitchen stove. Red-Colored Glasses The famous British labor delegation touring'the Communist world came up the other day with its pronouncements on life in Red China. The findings really fall into two catagories—those by the relatively conservative Labor Party leader, Clement At- Attlee's report showed he had at least Aneurin Sevan. Attlee's repor showed he had at least made some effort to keep his head about . him, and not be swept into gales of enthusiasm for the "Communist experiment." He had the nerve to ask Chinese Chairman Mao Tse-tung to use his influence on the Russians to reduce their world armaments. He also asked Mao to urge Moscow to give up "intrigues in other countries and free Iron Curtain satellites. But Attlee was more gullible on other scores. Though he noted that China relies heavily on Russia for industrial supplies (he could have said military as welP. he seemed heartened that he could find "no overt examples." of Russian influence inside China. One wonders how he could have imagined the Reds would really spell out such examples if they were trying to impress the visiting Britishers with their independence and their peaceful intentions. Attlee also observed "extraordinary activity" in Red China and said he was impressed by "certain definite reforms." He was troubled at the limits on freedom, but still felt that evidence indicated a government "based on the good will of the peasant population. At this point, Reporter Attlee was at his worst Whatever he may have been shown on his tour, there is mountainous evidence to support charges of severe oppression of the Chinese people by Mao's regime. He either does not read or his memory is a sieve. As for Bevan, he once again demonstrated his almost total lack of capacity for understanding or even observing the world he lives in. Moving to Japan. he assured sympathetic Socialists that Asiatics had nothing to fear from Red Chinese in the way of further aggression. Moreover, Bevan said coexistence with China is now 'the only sane course for the rest of Asia. He said the world's welfare cannot be preserved by "dividing the world into two sharply antagonistic organizations." If the world is so divided, it is Communists' doing and not the free nations'. If it stay* divided, again the fault can* not be laid at the West's door. Bevan appears to feel the reverse is true. truth it thest difference! can only be healed at the price of surrender to Communist aims. The political and rebels in Indochina today provides the military marauding of Chinese-inspired perfect refutation in Asia. In sum, we must conclude the Attlee- Bevan accounts of life in China followed expected from pretty closely. The net effect is damage to the free world, for some people are likely to believe this nonsense. Way to Clean Comics The best policeman is a man's own good conscience. It is the same with industry. The conscience of the magazine publishers and distributors, goaded by a growing public indignation, has begun to turn against obscene and suggestive crime and sex publications. The publishers have reported they plan to hire a judge to oversee the comic book rule out objectionable material just as the Hays office cleans up the movies. The two firms which distribute all magazines to Tallahassee stands have offered to take off the market any book that a responsible public organization says in writing it finds objectionable. That's the way to do it. Such volunteer action, bolstered by constant public watchfulness and proper parential supervision of what the child reads, will take care of the off-color and horror comics effectively. The Juveniles for Decency, who deserve commendation for their campaign in Tallahassee, will have won their point without forcing a city ordinance that would run the risk of being declared an unconstitutional infringement of fundamental rights guaranteed to the people of our nation.—Tallahassee (Ha.) Democrat. Political Crows Did you ever notice people in public life who make you think of roosters in the act of flapping their wings and crowing? They both make a lot of noise, but don't say much. The Atlantic City Press quotes an authority as saying that all you have to do to quiet the silence-splintering rooster is build a ceiling 12 to 18 inches high over the roost where the head of the flock' rests at night. When the rooster raises his neck at the crack of dawn to shatter some delicate nervous system, he will give his head a smart rap on the board above his roost. This will so surprise him he will forget to crow. It is too bad the plan outlined by the Press cannot be applied to many political figures—a ceiling on which they would crack, their heads ' arising to sound off like the rooster.—Dallas (Ga.) New Era. Language's Sweetest Sentences According to a survey, the six sweetest sentences in the English language are these: 1. I love. you. 2. Dinner is served. 3. All is forgiven. 4. Sleep till noon. 5. Keep the change. 6. Here's that five. To these, we would add six more to make an even dozen: 7. It won't cost you a cent. 8. You're elected. 9. We won. 10. You wonderful man! 11. You beautiful thing! 12. You certainly don't look your age! — Johnson City (Tenn.) Press-Chronicle. Barber Shop Harmony Normally we don't covet ideas that the folks in Los Angeles originate. For the place is crawling with screwballs. But the recent action of the barbers of California, meeting in L. A., is another matter. The association announced that it was adding the name of Sen. McCarthy to its "do not discuss" list. Actually this was the first we ever heard of the list, which, the barbers said, also includes the too controversial subject of "religion". We'd like to recommend the list idea to other barbers interested in ending the discord in the nation's barber shops. In fact, in the interest of complete harmony, we'd be happy to furnish a ream of paper to any tonsorialist who wants to .prepare the inclusive kind of list that could make the barber shop as quiet as the library.—New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY It's fantastic, me having this job. I'm Just a country boy ... a punk governor from a little state (Oregon). —Secretary of Interior McKay. * # * The ideal lad would have Perry Como's voice, Frank Sinatra's ease, Tony Martin's showmanship Nat "King" Cole's soul—and Bing Crosby's money. —Golfer Jimmy Demaret. * * * I never go (to the movies), not even my own. Why should I? I never saw myself on the stage either, you know.—Actress Ethel Barrymore. * * * I haven's been to a burlesque for 46 years— and I won't start again with her stinky show.— Tommy Manville on estranged 9th wife's routine. * * * The Brussels (Belgium) meeting has ruined all chances for the EDC—French politician Jacques Lsorni. 'What Pretty Teeth You Have! VIEWS OF OTHERS Peter Edson's Washington Column — What Allies Can We Count on If Communists Attack Formosa? WASHINGTON—(NE A) — The shadow of a new Communist aggression in the Far East hangs over the eight anti-Communist nations' Southeast Asia conference convening in Manila, Sept. 6. It is the Red Chinese threat to "liberate" Formosa from the Nationalist Chinese. This government of Chiang Kai-shek, incidentally, is not one of the eight whose foreign ministers are meeting in the Philippines. " Most American military and diplomatic authorities and the Chinese Nationalist leaders have analyzed Red China's psychological warfare attacks on Formosa as mere Communist propaganda. Nevertheless, the prospect of more action in this theater than the present hit-and-run raids by the two opposing Chinese forces raises some serious questions for the United States. And these questions cannot be ignored. While Red China's naval forces and landing craft are unknown quantities, the Communists do have the jet aircraft and the land forces to launch an invasion of Formosa. The cease-fire in Korea and the new truce in Indochina have eased the pressure on Red China's military resources. From the Communist point of view, an attack on Formosa would be a logical next move in its ambitious conquest of all Southeast Asia. Any new action in this theater would almost automatically involve the United States in a direct war with Red China. For as President! Eisenhower pointed out, any attack by Red China against Formosa would first have to run over the U. S. Seventh Fleet. At first glance, - it might seem that if the Communists wanted to start World War TH, this would be an easy place to do it. But on second thought, there are good reasons to believe that this action might be limited even more than the Korean action. What allies could the United States count on in case this country became involved in a war with Red China? The Nationalist Chinese forces would be available, of course. They have been variously estimated at from 350,000 effectives to a total force of 600,000. But they would have to be transported in U. S. naval craft and supported by U. S. airpower. For in any realistic comparison, Chiang Kai-shek's forces, no matter how good, are not equal in numbers to the new Red armies of China. The Philippines could be counted on for manpower aid. For every Filipino must recognize that if Formosa falls, it would be only a matter of time before the Philippines would be under attack. But Philippine aid would likewise need U. S. support. South Korea would be willing to nelp, but her forces might be more usefully employed on a second front. Even for this they would still require American air support and all their military supplies. Thailand likewise might be willing to help, but would need all her resources to defend her own borders against Red China. Australia and New Zealand are tied to the United States in the ANZUS pact, But an attack on Formosa by Red China would not technically be an attack against the United States. Japan is still unarmed. Great Britain does not even recognize Formosa and the British do recognize Red China, so no help could be counted on. The French have just suffered a severe setback from the Red Chinese in Viet-Nam and have no stomach for more action in this area. To join in a new war against Red China might only reopen the old one. Under all these circumstances, the United Nations could hardly be expected to act as resolutely on an aggression against Formosa as they did when the Communists first launched their attack on South Korea. Ethiopia. Greece and Turkey and even Colombia might offer token forces, as they did in Korea, but that's about all. The way a Formosan action would line up now, the United States would pretty much have to go it alone. For those who have long advocated that the United States should have liberated the China mainland from the Communists at the end of World War II, here is another chance to enlist and fight it out. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) - Hollywood on TV: Desi Arnaz's idea of good TV comedy or drama: Nothing must happen on the screen which you would not want to happen in your own home." Okay for Lucy, maybe, but it doesn't fit lor those corpse-littered, high - rated private - eye dramas. Latest entry in this department, by the way, is one time movie queen, Marguerite Chapman in a fern I-spy thriller titled, "Affairs of Ann Scotland." Picking up atmosphere for his role of a detective in a new film, Frank Lovejoy went on a couple of raids with the L. A. police department juvenile squad. At a roundup of juvenile suspects by plain clothesmen, one bright hood snapped at the star: "You look more like an actor than a cop, chum." Most puzzling letter of the TV age arrived at the "Dragnet" offices addressed to Mr. Leighton Prince and asking for a signed photograph. Dopesters—not Jack Webb—finally figured out that the letter-writer had heard the term "Latent Prints" in the Dragnet dialogue aad had confused fingerprint procedure with an actor. BEST "What's My Name?" TV game: Trying to guess the names of stars in old movies. There should be prizes. bining acting with producing: "As a producer I work myself to death as an actor. I'd never allow another producer to do it." LESSON IN HOW to become A TV comedy writer. As an aircraft engineer, Harry Winkler wrote jokes in his spare time and sold them to George Gobel. Now he's quit . the blueprints to become Gobei's full-time writer. Maybe I better read those jokei our milkman leaves between the bottles a couple of times * week. Mary Aster's beautiful daughter, Marilyn, is putting the gears in high for another stab at movie stardom. The stork cut into her first start. Director Michael Curtiz was lining up a shot featuring Humphrey Bogart on the set of "We're No Angels," and told one of his assistants: "I want Boogie here." A few minutes later, Curtiz saw Bogart standing in the spot he had indicated." "No, no," yelled Curtiz to his assistant. "I don't want Bogie— I want horse and boogie." THIS HAS GOTTA GO DEPT: Movie queens we'll over the 40- year mark who sit in on panel shows and let the tell-tale camera catch every wrinkle. The same belles would tear down the walls if a studio cameraman happened to catch the wrong side of their faces. QUOTABLE QUOTES: IRENE DUNNE: "When a p^r- son becomes a star in Hollywood, a strange phenomenon occurs. The public automatically assumes :hat stardom makes a person an oracle on all manner of topics, r o m international to domestic affairs." Jon Hall's climbing back into his "Hurricane" loin cloth for a "South Sea Stories" telefilm series opposite Linda Dansen. The Ramar of* the Jungle cameras are on the shelf after 52 episodes. NOW THAT Eleanor Powell's j Sunday religious TV show has been announced, I hope you remember that you first read about it here weeks ago. Bob Hope, never a straight man, will play it straight for most of the footage of "The Eddie Foy Story." It's the BIG experiment to give moviegoers a new Bob Hope. AUDREY TOTTER, on why so many actresses marry doctors: "Every little girl has two dreams. One is to be a movie actress. The other is to marry a doctor. Ask any psychiatrist. He'll tell you that." . HUMPHREY BOGART, on corn- Deflation note from a Pasadena sanitarium: Mario Lanza is shedding more than a pound a day for his fall TV debut. Aga Khan's biography, making the studio rounds, makes no mention of Gene Tierney or Rita Hayworth. Somerset Maugham, by the way, wrote the introduction. Groucho Marx's undisturbed reaction to color TV: "I can't look any worse than I do." Sunday School Lesson- "A citizen of no mean city." It was thus that the Apostle Paul described .himself when he faced an angry mob in Jerusalem. The chief captain of the soldiers quelling the disturbance had mistaken Paul for an Egyptian pretender who had led a murderous gang. Surprised, when he found Paul speaking Greek, the chief captain was the more surprised as Paul described himself: "I am a man, which am a Jew of Tarsus, a city in Cilicia, a citizen of no mean city." It was a proud moment for Paul, when they had arrested him and were about to scourge him, as he asked, "Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned?" . When the amazed captain said, "With a great sum obtained I this freedom," Paul, who was reputedly a man small in stature, must have raised himself up a notch as he replied; "But I was free born." Paul was, in fact, an aristocrat, a man of privilege and rights, in a world in which the mass of men were slaves. But what is more to the point, Paul was a great democrat. For Paul there was "neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor that not only thou, but also all tha hear me this day, were both al most and-altogether such as I am except these bonds." The great Abraham Lincoln was to speak of "malie toward none.' Here, centuries ago, was a man who knew no malice, whose su preme wish and purpose in life was to make all men see the fel lowship of the mystery of the new life in Christ. (Ephesians 3:9). He saw the Christian democracy as a society in which all were members, one of another, in which its members bore one another's burdens — while each assumed responsibility for bearing his own (Galatians 6). It was not a society of soft sen- tamentalism, but of well-disciplined life, the discipline of love, in which there was no place for shirkers or slackers, but in which the strong had regard for the weak. What a contrast between that and a twentieth century, world of dictatorship and ruthlessness, in which even in the democracies so uncircumcision, Barbarian, thlan, bond nor free." Scy- What a world this might have been if all professing Christians rom the beginning of Christianity had been as democratic and unprejudiced as Paul! That Christian democracy of Paul was not just the expression of an expansionist mood, a general attitude of good will toward all men. It was a deep, abiding, steady and persistent yearning hat whatever blessedness had come Into his own life might be or all. When as a prisoner, he appeared before King Agrippa (Act? 26), nd his eloquent witness to Chrisian facts and faith led the King o exclaim, "Almost thou persuad- pst me to be a Christian," what was Paul's reply? "I would to Qodi many cratic! are anything but demo- "WHAT FLAVORS of ice cream do you have?" The pretty waitress answered in a hoarse whisper, "Vanilla, strawberry and chocolate." Trying to be sympathetic he said, "You got laryngitis?" "No," she replied with an effort, "just vanilla, strawberry *nd chcc- olate."~Fort Myers (Fla.) News- Press. IT NEVER FAILS: After you see a fella look at his watch, ask him the time and he'll look at It Again. — Dalton (Oft.) Citizen. AND NOW they havt graded the atom bomb Into three sizes: Big, Tremendous, and Where-Is-Every- •JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Ruff Losing Cards Is Excellent Idea It's usually a good idea to ruff your losing cards with dummy's otherwise useless trumps. Declarer tried such a plan in today's hand, but it didn't work. West astutely opened a trump, deducing from the bidding that the and promptly shifted to hearts. Two heart tricks were easily collected, so ,that the defenders got a total of four tricks to defeat the contract. It should have been obvious to declarer that the defenders were going to stick to their defense of leading trumps in order to prevent him from ruffing hearts in the dummy. Since that plan wouldn't work, he should have looked for a campaign that had some chance of being successful. He wouldn't have needed to look far. As soon as the dummy appears, South can count seven trump tricks, one heart, one diamond, and one club. The total is ten tricks, enough for the game contract. The only' problem, a very slight one, is to establish the tricks in time. After winning the first trick in the dummy with the ten of spades, declarer should lead the king of club^ at once. No defense can then stop declarer from winning ten tricks and 'he might even succeed in making 11. South can surely get back to dummy with the ace of hearts to discard a losing heart on the queen of clubs. He will therefore lose at most one heart, one diamond, and one club, . I Laughing it up with Garry Moore's TV chimp, Jerry Lewis was bitten on the arm. No sympathy from Dean Martin, who said: "That's what you get for trying to steal the monkey's act." 75 Years Ago In Blythevilli Miss Mary Adah Robinson went to Memphis today where she will enter Southwestern College. Cotton pickers are being paid from 60 to 75 cents per hundred for picking the first staple of the season in Blytheville and surrounding section. Last year the picking price started at 50 cents per hundred. E. M. Terry. Jr., left today for Conway, Ark., where he attends Hendrix College. He ill be a sophomore there this year. A GROUP of student nurses was creeping back to the hospital one night, and at the gate they met three internes. "Shh," said one of the nurses. "We've been out after hours." "Shh, yourself," said the internes. "We're going out after ours." — Lamar (Mo.) Demc*- crat. Missing Words Answer to Previous Puzzl* NORTH II WEST 4762 ¥ Q 10 7 4 2 • A3 41062 KQ954 1AST VKJ96 • J1086 4AJ7J Sou* 1 4 24 34 Pass SOUTH (O) 4AKJ954I vass • K4 48 North-South vul. We* N*rtfc Paw 2 • Past Pas* 34 Pass Pass 44 P«M PAN body? Carlsbad (N. M.) Cur-; Opening lead— 4 7 dummy was very short of hearts. Dummy on with the ten of spades, and declarer hastily ca*h- *rf the singleton Ace of hearts and :ed a diamond towards his king in ;he hope of ruffing A heart with dummy's remaining trump. This plan had no real chance of success. West captured the king of diamonds with the ace and led another trump, thui destroying dummy's ruffing power. South overtook in his own hand, led A hird trump, And then hopefully ried to establish dummy's clubs. This plan likewise failed because i he defenders could hardly fall to j pick the right defense. East won j Ux fir* «Nib trie* witb bit *c« ACROSS 1 in the hand 5 Faith, and charity 9 as a hatter 12 In bad 13 Forever and ever, 14 Eddie and • Cantor 15 Saviours 17 Ignited 18 Attempt J9 White mineral 21 Simple 23 one'* . heart out 24 Boulder — 27 Chance* 29 and Mama 32 Straighten* 34 Amatory 3« Indicate 37 Revokt 39 Placet 39 Chair 41 Soviet Socialist Republic («b.) 42 Spurt 44 One who prevaricate! 40 Insulting 49 Metrical fett 92 President — Coolidgt i 54 Story teller 58 de France 57 Girl's namt 38 Diminutivfl •ufflx W Place in water 90 Writing table 11 DOWN 1 Drill 2 The- of March 3 Poles 4 Reverie 5 and eggs 6 Egg dish 7 and Mere 8 Follow 9 Operates 26 Kentucky 10 Mine entrance colonel's * A Lt 1_ U » fc W A r E L * A p E IN" 1 i_ e T EC E * e E fS N & A H E * T R '//A K. 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