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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Saturday, September 11, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. -x 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 BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of BlytheviUe 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- She perceiveth that her merchandise is good: her candle ifoeth not out by night. — Prov. 31:18. Her pleasures are in the happiness of her family.- — Rousseau. Barbs Even the boldest people are pretty shy right after a vacation trip. Horses, like sheep, can be trained to follow the leader. We found that out at the race track. Just for the fun of it, get out that old seed catalogue and see how your garden vegetables should have looked. light conversation often has a lot of scandal power. Speaking of styles, the latest thing in pajamas is usually the last one home. Case vs. the Right-Wingers Politicians are supposed to do almost anything- to win elections. But that isn't quite so. Now and then a group comes forth which seems less interested in winning than in holding fast to its own particular set of ideas. The current political situation in New Jersey affords an example. The Republican candidate for the Senate is Clifford Case. Until he resigned last year, Case had been an able and successful congressmen. His re-election several times was proof of his ability to get votes. When he quit, the seat was lost to the Democrats. With his good reputation in the state and in the GOP, he was a logical .choice for the 1954 Senate race. His views place him in the liberal wing of his party, but there also reside most successful Senate Republicans from eastern states. Case has the endorsement of President Eisenhower and GOP National Chairman Leonard Hall. Even conservative Senator Dirksen of Illinois plans to campaign for him- But all this is not enough for some Republicans in Ney Jersey. Extreme right-wingers, they speak of Case's liberalism as if it were something akin to polio. What they are most angered about however, is the fact that a few months ago Case forthrightly declared that Senator McCarthy is a "deeply divisive force" in the nation. At the same time he said he would vote to remove McCarthy from his committee chairmanships. Touched off by this declaration, this small group has since worked avidly to try to sidetrack Case as the GOP nominee, although he already has been formally nominated. The right-wingers want him replaced by a less liberal" candidate. They predict Case will lose. It is impossible not to be puzzled by these tactics. These men are suggesting that the party discard its chosen nominee, a man of proven record and proven vote - getting power, because he audaciously challenged one of their "champions." These right-wingers have a right to their views. But unless a majority of New Jersey Republicans 'shares them, the group can hardly expect to control the choice of a senatorial nominee. Case was selected by the GOP voters in a primary held according to accepted rules. Those who now propose that he be tossed overboard are party irregulars advocating a "rule or ruin" philosophy frowned on by national party leaders. It is these irregulars, not Case, who ought to b€ asked thii timt to step asid«. VIEWS OF OTHERS The Minority Still Rules In Georgia Over in Georgia, Marvin Griffin, a Talmadge disciple, has been nominated for governor in what the press service described as an overwhelming victory. And because Mr. Griffin's unit vote margin is also being interpreted as an overwhelming endorsement of Governor Herman Talmadge's extreme plan for abolishing the public schools as a defense against the United States Supreme Court's segre- gaion ruling. It is true that the state government of Georgia will be committed to the project under Mr. Griffin's administration and conceivably could put it into effect. But this is true only because Georgia's unique county unit system simply nullifies the popular vote—as Mr. Griffin's overwhelming nomination clearly demonstrates.* As this is written Mr. Griffin has a clear majority of county unit votes— 282 against 110 recorded for his four major opponents. But the total of his popular vots is only 154,854 against 269,113 cast for his leading opponents and another 10,000 scattered among minor candidates. The indications are that when all the votes are in he will have polled only slightly more than one-third of the popular votes cast. This vhenomenon is made possible by the unit system, under which the candidate who carries a majority in any county receives the county's total unit vote. Moreover, every county, no matter how small its population, gets two unit votes and no county gets more than six. Thus three small Geargia counties with a total population of less than 20,000 can cast the same unit vote as the city of Atlanta with its three-quarters of a million people. What happened in this election was that Mr. Griffin carried the rural "branch-head counties'* which are Talmadge strongholds, ad this was more than enough to offset the concentrated vote of the cities. Once again there was demonstrated the logic of old Gene Talmadge's dictum: "I've never carried a county with a streetcar in it, and I hope I never do." The other candidates attacked the Talmadge school plan as being of doubtful legality in the first place, and as being certain to do great harm to public tducation in the second. Even Tom Linder, who yields to no man in his advocacy of white supremacy, proclaimed that the choice simply came down to whether or not Georgia was to have a public school system—and presented his own Somewhat fanciful plan to preserve the schools under the law. If this was in fact the primary issue in the campaign—and from this distance it appeared at least to get more attention than any other—it would appear that a considerable majority of Georgians rejected the Talmadge Plan at the same * time the county unit system was guaranteeing the election of Mr. Griffin by a minority of the popular vote. And there is evidence that Mr. Talmadge himself sensed this, in that over the months he has changed the emphasis of his public statements on the matter. In the beginning he used his plan to shout defiance at the Supreme Court, and to stir up the race prejudice which has served his family so well over the years. Lately, however, he has taken to referring to the plan as "a last resort" to be considered only if all else fails. There is a pointed morals in all this for Arkansas, where some county politicians are expressing their resentment over Pulaski County'* vote and the bitter aftermath of the recent gubernatorial primary by talking up a county unit system for Arkansas. This negation of the democratic process inevitably tends to place the determination of public pciicy in the hands of extremist, and to reduce politics to the lowest common denominator—as Georgia has demonstrated once again. —Arkansas Gazette. From Cow To Cow During the week ending July 9, the IT. S. Department of Agriculture reports that it sold 10,380,000 pounds of dried milk. This milk was bought by the government at about 16 cents a pound. It was sold at 3 l /z to 4 cents a pound. Altogether, since May 3, when the milk disposition program was inaugurated, the government has sold 410,694,767 pounds of this powdered milk, at a tremendous loss. The significant point is, however, that none of this processed milk went to family use or to average consumers. All of it was sold to manufacturers of feeds for animals. Cows are included in these recipients of the milk diet. So, under the peculiar workings of this governmental policy, milk passes from the producing cow back to the consuming cow — at a. heavy cost to the taxpaying public — the difference between the pound purchase price of 16 cents and 31/2 and 4 cents. The economy in this is more than we can figure out. — Tampa Tribune. SO THEY SAY She (N. Y. socialite Ann Woodward) wouldn't take it (portrait by surrealist artise Salvador Dali) even if she had to pay for it. She would throw it in the river.—Lawyer Theodore Miller defends Mrs. Woodword in lawsuit. * * * Much remains to be done before the Communist cancer is eradicated (from Guatamala).—John Peurifoy, U. S. ambassador ot Guatamala. * * * ' I was not permitted to do a Job (in Korea) and certainly General (Douglas) MacArthur waa handcuffed.—Lt. Gen. Stratemeyer. # * * I feel free to state with a strong amount of conviction that Mr. Eisenhower is definitely one of the all-time great leaders. Everyone of us should ge down on our knees every nigh and thank God for this great leadership.—Former Notre Dame Football ooach Frank The Hand of Fate Peter Id ton't Washington Column — Arab-Israeli War Delays Era Of Peace in the Middle East WASHINGTON —(NEA)— There everything in the Middle East is going to be just dandy, following settlement of the Iran oil and Suez Canal issues on terms suitable to the British. Any improvement is a net gain. But this part of the world—not only in the Middle East proper but in the larger Arab belt from is a great temptation to think that Morocco clear through to Kashmir—still packs- a larger load of dynamite than even Southeast Asia. There is no basis for stability. The current riots in Morocco and Tunisia are one example. Israel is hot and bothered by the Anglo-Egyptian agreement to evacuate British troops from the Suez Canal area, fearing new embargoes by Egypt on the movement of goods bound for Israel through the Canal. The British talk about moving their Mid-East command headquarters from the Suez to Aden, Jordan or Cyprus. All are potential trouble spots. Aden, at the southern edge of the Arabian peninsula, is still the most backward of all the underdeveloped countries in the Middle East. This fact was impressed on this correspondent during a recent visit to the Suez Canal area. A British Air Ministry information officer at Mid-East Air Force headquarters was giving a briefing on its mission. Aden, he explained, gives them a little trouble. Many of the people there make their living by pillage. So when the tribesmen of any little sheikdom get out of hand, a British warning is sent out that their village would be bombed. This gives them time to evacuate. Then on the appointed day, one plane flies over and pulverizes it. This sounded terrible when it was reported in the press, the Air Ministry ofifcer explained. But it was the only way to keep these chaps under control, when they got too naughty. Here was something right out of Kipling, with a 20th century bomber thrown in to bring the story up to date. A listener could not escape the feeling, however, that if this is still British policy in the Middle East, there is a long way to go before peace comes to the area. This is in spite of the fact that the British have long considered their principal role the keeping of the peace. Cyprus is agitated by an independence movement and by an A t h e n s-supported campaign for ceding of Cyprus to Greece. The British-offered new constitution for an Independent Cyprus smacks of old-fashioned colonial government. But the British have apparently decided to put down any opposition tq this offer, by force if necessary. Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the other Arab countries consider Jordan a completely British-subdized puppet. If it were not for Jordan's check on Israeli expansion there would be Arab agitation to get the come eventually, anyway. Israel la of course the number one thorn in the side of all the Arab countries. Incidentally, they still blame the United States for this Israeli invasion of the Middle East. Anyway, the Israeli-Arab war Is no nearer solution today than it has been at any time since the United Nations partitioned Palestine six years ago. Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Libya have only the vaguest of ties in the Arab League. It is largely a paper and talking organization. As explained by Egypt's Prime Minister Gamal Abd el Nasser, the Arab League countries have agreed that no one of them will take any foreign policy action alone. And no one of them wants any military alliance with Turkey, Pakistan, NATO, the tJ. S. or even with each other. They are all so concerned with their own internal problems and struggling nationalism—freed from French and British colonialism for the first time. They have no fear and little knowledge of the threat from international communism. The most remote problem they have to deal with is the resettlement of the million Arab refugees from Palestine and the fear of further Israeli expansion. In this situation, any talk of a new era of peace coming to the Middle East before some better settlement of the Arab-Israeli war can be achieved' is completely unrealistic and wishful thinking. British out of Jordan. It may Erskine Johnson IN (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: Marilyn Monroe, who didn't believe that every installment of her uncensored life story appeared in a London newspaper until I proved it to her, is on the legal warpath. "I have a telegram from Ben Hecht (author of the series) telling me that the articles had been stopped after the third installment," Marilyn confided. "If the entire series has been printed, Ben and his literary agent are not in a good legal position." The world's top jet ace, Capt. Joseph McConnell, Jr., fell to his death in a seat ejected from a Sabrejet because he was flying too low to give his parachute time enough to open. An ironic twist for a sequence in his life story, which Warner Bros, will film from Ted Sherde- man's script. On his first practice parachute leap, McConnell worried his superiors because he delayed pulling his ripcord. When Scenarist Sherdeman asked him about it, McConnell said: 'Free falling was so pleasant I was reluctant to open my chute." Sherdeman's tribute to the ace: "The most patriotic man I ever knew." The Don Taylor-Phyllis Avery reconciliation is a so-far-so-good news flash. Pals say it will last for Don and TV's Mrs. McNutley. . Peter Lawford's conversion to Catholicism is now complete. He began his studies shortly before his marriage to Pat Kennedy. . Zsa Zsa Gabor's writing her life story. Title: "Men." Nora Haymes, who needs the weekly pay checks, lost her job as a typewriter pounder at a Hollywood nitery when changed. the management the Doctor Says— Written for N"EA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Although not a dentist I do receive questions fairly frequently on dental matters and with the help of my dentist friends shall try to discuss some of these problems from time to time. One of these problems is pyorrhea alveolaris, or as dentists prefer to call it, periodontal disease: This is an inflammation of the gums and several different types are recognized. Several local causes have been incriminated: mechanical irritation, retention of food, poor functions of the .teeth or gums and infection. Also a considerable number of general diseases are thought to play a part in causing pyorrhea. Among these are allergy, bad diet. pregnancy, diabetes, Bright'S disease, and certain disorders of the blood. Few people now believe that pyorrhea is a serious cause of foca! infection and likely of itself to produce arthritis, neurities, or other disorders in distant parts of the body. Even when germs are present in the gums afflected by pyorrhea, their poisons are probably noi; absorbed into 'the blood system and carried through the bdy to produce disease. Because of the complicated causes for pyorrhea, the condition may be a problem for both "the dentist .and the physician. Local causes, of course, can be treated best by the dentist who is able to attack the mechanical irritation and other dental faults. Proper hygiene, that is, brushing of the teeth, is of course important between visits to the dentist. The physician is in the best position to analyze and correct any general deficiencies of the human body which are playing a part in pyorrhea.. If the diet is poor, then it is the physician who should find out what is lacking and recommend the necessary foodstuffs, minerals, or vitamins. Pyorrhea nevertheless is not a condition which should ever be allowed to develop because it weakens the teeth and may interfere with the functions which the teeth and gums are supposed to fulfill. Furthermore, pyorrhea or periodontal inflammation is one of the common causes of bad breath—a condition which seems to trouble an enormous number of people. Since pyorrhea can usually be prevented by proper brushing of the teeth and by reasonably frequent and adequate dental care, together with attention to the general health, it is one of those disorders which it is better to prevent than to treat. If allergy is partly responsible, then the allergic causes must be tracked down and corrective steps taken. Similarly diabetes, if present, must be properly treated. Bright'?, Disease and disorders of the blood must be diagnosed and everything foe* for them which can b« don«. By OSWALD JACOB* Written for NEA Servic* Repeated Swindle Wins a Top Score There's nothing very dramatic about the contract in today's hand. At rubber bridge it wouldn't be terribly important whether declarer made or lost this part score. Since it was played in a tournament, however, where each hand is equally important, the play was just as dramatic as the struggle to fulfill a slam contract. West opened the singleton diamond, and dummy won with th« king. At moat tab)**, whart South was likewise the declarer at a contract of two spades, the defenders were able to get two spades, together with one trick in each of the remaining suits. There was a different story to tell-when Leon- WEST 4 AQ53 VA632 48 4A954 NORTH (D) 464 VK87 • AKJ9 4KQ86 EAST 11 48 VQJ54 • Q 10 7 84 4J103 SOUTH 4KJ 10972 ¥ 109 • 532 472 North-South vul. North East South West 1 • Pass 14 Pass 24 Pass 24 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 8 ard B. Harmon, well-known New York expert, held the West cards. At the second trick declarer led a trump from the dummy and finessed the jack. Harmon won with the queen of spades and . then promptly led the deuce of hearts through dummy's king. South, thinking that East probably held the ace, played a low heart from the dummy. East won with the jack of hearts and returned a diamond for his partner to ruff. East wasn't sure that this play would gain anything, but he was willing to string along with his partner since the course of the play made it obvious that West was in search of diamond ruffs. Having executed the swindle once. Harmon tried it again -by eading a second low heart through dummy's king. This convinced South all the more that West could not have the ace of hearts. He herefore played low from the dummy and East won the second heart trick with his queen. East naturally returned another diamond, and Harmon was able to ruff ooc« morn witn * .low trump. So I go on vacation to Balboa Island to escape Hollywood. But there's no escape .1 spend most of two weeks standing in line' at the Lido Theater to see 'Gone With the Wind." I'm out 35 miles at sea, hooked up with tuna on Byron Cunningham's boat, Areta B., out of Port Orange, and a fellow on a passing cruiser waves—it's Broderick Crawford, A Mexican dinner at La Posta and a waitress I've never seen before in my life says, "If you want a big thrill, Ginger Rogers and Dinah Shore are on the front porch waiting for a table." I leave by the back porch. JIMMY CAGNEY at the Balboa Bay Club—brother Bill at the Driftwood Room, in Corona del Mar. Golf at the swank Irvine Coast Country Club, Ruby Keeler in the following foursome and Producer George Glass in a sand trap. Sun bathing beside the bay —and California Gov. Goodwin Knight and his bride sail by on the yacht Mojo. Hollywood dolls with familiar faces—and rhumba movements— at the Doll House. Virginia Field stepping off a fishing boat. Seafood at Tom Norton's Cape Cod House — watching Red Skelton cracking crab instead of his head. A hot fudge sundae at the Jolly Roger—watching Dorothy Lamour sign autographs.. Sunday morning worship at charming St. Andrews Presbyterian Church and a wonderful sermon—by Rev. Jimmy Stewart! I was almost talked into skin diving in 20 feet of water for abalone but my teen-age daughter Kathy ruled me out. "Don't Dad," she said, "you're a cinch to meet Esther Williams down there." But it was a great holiday. LIFE IN HOLLYWOOD DEPT: A movie trade paper called thii a "Memo to Producers": "Mr. Cecil B. DeMille has found his greatest film stories in tht bible. Just to protect yourself, you should read the Book." Johnny Johnston's off-again, on- again night club partnership with Hildegarde is definitely off. ... Despite their separation, Charles O'Curran will stage Betty Hutton's Vegas act at the Desert Inn, opening Oct. 12. ... Aly Khan's lawyers, I hear, have bought the negatives of those dreary photos of Yasmine recently splashed in a national magazine. Did. Rita Hay worth inspire the move? The defenders thus gathered in four trump tricks, two hearts and the ace of clubs to set the contract two tricks. The repeated Ginger Leaps Into TV with 'Spectacular' By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD Lf) — Ginger Rogers is leaping into television the hard way with a strenuous, iy 3 hour live show. After a couple of years of romancing with TV, the star is ready to go. She'll make her debut (except for an appearance on the Oscar telecast) on NBC Oct. 18. The show will be the first of th« "specatculars" produced by Leland Hayward. Show time is 8 p.m. and the layout is obviously designed to knock "I Love Lucy" out of its supremacy/ Ginger/will appear in three plays from Noel Coward's "Tonight at 8:30" — "Red Peppers," "Shadow Play" and "Still Life." The latter was the basis for the film "Brief Encounter," and its star, Trevor Howard, will appear opposite Ginger, Isn't she scared with such a heavy schedule? "No," she replied. "It means a lot of hard work. But then, I've never been allergic to work. The memorizing doesn't throw me either. I have .a habit of memorizing whole plays, so I can throw a cue if it is needed. "The only thing that worries me is the changes of costumes. I don't see how I am going to get into so many outfits in an hour and a half. But I suppose they will figure it out." I saw Ginger over breakfast coffee on the veranda of her hilltop htome overlooking the Beverly Hills. She looked as youthful as ever and enthused about the activity her career is enjoying. "It never rains but what it sours," she said. "I'll sit around for months, and then suddenly I'll be so busy I don't know what to do." Before leaving for New York and the TV show, she has to make a Columbia picture, "Dead Pigeon," in which she'll play a Roxie Hart- ike gal who comes out of prison ;o be a reluctant state's witness. After the TV show, she goes on the road for two weeks to help sell 'Twist of Fate," which she made n England with her husband, Jacques Bergerac. Corning out at he same time will be her latest picture, "Black Widow," in which she plays her first killer. 75 Years Ago In Blythcyillt swindle won Harmon a top score. ' Spencer Tracey. Miss Maurine Branson is expected to return tonight from Fayetteville where she has been visiting Mrs. Carter Short for several days. Miss Marjorie Warres left today for Lynchburg, Va., where she ia a student at Randolph Macon College, Now showing -at the Ritz theatre. "Stanley and Livingston" starring Asiatic Monarchy Answer to Previous Puzzle 8 Native metals 9 Saucy 10 Essential being 12 Harvests 13 Cubic meter 18 Pastry 20 Affirm 28 Metal 29 Golf mounds 35 Small fish 36 Qualified 37 College officials ACROSS 1 Asiatic monarchy 6 Range 11 Speaker 13 Frightens 14 Cloak 15 Small candles 21 16 Compass point 22 French city 17 Coat part 23 Capable 19 Female saint 24 Pause (ab.) 20 Desired 22 Vehicle '25 Observe 26 Redact 30 Encourage * 31 Weary 32 Otherwise 33 Cry of bacchanals 34 Seines 35 Sorrowful 38 Oriental coins 39 Storm 42 Heart 45 Flower part 46 Written -form of Mistress 49 Beast 51 Idea 53 Choose 54 Scanty . 55 English river 56 Expunge DOWN 1 Alaskan city 2 Ages 3 Window part 4 Pewter coin of Thailand 5 Sprawl* 6 Measuring 40 Excess of 43 Heavy blow 27 Steep descent calendar over 44 Irritate lunar month 46 Variable star 41 It is on the 47 Flag-maker southern 45 To cut of the 50 Males Himalayas 52 Paving 42 Hurl substance _7Head covering

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