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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOU» BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER It, 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 Biytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress,October" 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press "", , .. ^SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Biytheville 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 And fit ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings tthto the Lord, ye shall offer it at your own wilt. — Leviticus 19:5. * * * God takes men's hearty desires and wiJi Instead of the deed, where they have not power to "fulfill-It; but he never took the bare deed 'instead of the will. — Richard Baxter. Barbs Itolks fond of wisecracks take a lot of pun-ish- ment! * #.-. * Ifs cMf for a woman to make a fool out of a man, s*r> * writer. Unless she fets there too late. * * * ; Hipi, Hips, hurray! Bathing season is in fuH •wingl .,- * * * Ifs fine to help other people with their troubles mo yom won't have time to worry about your own. * * * Our remote ancestors had no chins, says a scientist. Were they invented by a barber. Contribution To Safety To & world accustomed to long drawn out international conferences, the speed with, which the Manila meeting proceeded to fashion a Southeast Asia defense pact is little short of amazing. The explanation appears to be that groundwork for the session was care- : , fully laid, a proposed draft was prepared with scrupulous attention to the • views of all participating nations, and ' the meeting itself was marked by a determination to reach a quick accord. For this combination of favorable circumstances, much credit must go to Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. The approved agreement is essentially the American draft. So, after a brief three days, it is a reality that the United States, Britain, France, Australia, New Zealand, the Philippines, Thailand and Pakistan are joined in defensive alliance against the threat of spreading communism in Asia. ; The achievement is of the utmost importance, even though the new pact does not contain the NATO-type automatic guarantee that any pact member attacked 'shall immediately have the benefit of military aid from all its treaty partners. Some nations, those which had learned most to fear aggression in the era of :, marauding Japanese militarism, wanted the automatic feature. But they bowed before the broader feeling that such a pact would be impractical in Asia at this time. - In Europe, the Western powers have worked together in two wars. They have ' a long tradition of cooperation in the face of peril. In Asia, this tradition does not exist. , this is the first real welding of Asian nations that has ever been accomplished. It is understandable that Dulles and other diplomats chose a course which would allow Asiatics to approach this ; new association somewhat gingerly. To have 'tried to drive them into a system calling for ironclad guarantees might only have alienated them. Consequently, the SEATO treaty says each party will meet the "common danger" of armed attack in the treaty area in accord with its own constitutional processes, and that in the event of aggression the members will "consult" immediately to determine upon measures for the common defense. Aid will be ' sent only on request of an attacked nation. ^ country made a concession which may ultimately widen the treaty's appeal, when it agreed that the pact should not specify only Communist aggression as the threat to Asia. India and its followers, Burma and Indonesia, refuse ,tp have anything , to do with a pact ' they Ulievt) directed "againU" particular powers. In time, It i§ felt, they might be induced to see the wisdom of this alliance, provided the provocative language is missing. The statesmen who put together this treaty made a substantial contribution to the future safety and freedom of Asia. What they have done is mere foundation, but it was vital work. ^lEWSOFOTHERS Middle Passage There are two battle cries being screamed over the country right now. Ons is that the people are apathetic to the danger of Communism and must be awakened to what is going on, and to the need for drastic steps to fight the evil The other battle cry is that the country is being engulfed in a fear complex and hysteria, which is likely to lead to suppression of personal liberty. And,both dangers exists. It is possible for both to be true at the same time, and the bad feature of this hullabaloo is that those who yell loudest tend to deny the justice of the other view. We know or should know, that there is a Communist conspiracy in this country. We know' that many people are engaged in it. We are morally certain that most of those people who-hide behind the Fifth Amendment are Communists. We know that whether these people are idealists or outright traitors, the essence of their work is to tear down the democratic way of life, and put us at the mercy of an 'outside power. There, is no hysteria in realizing this situation. There is no hysteria in recognizing the need to take steps to counteract the enemy. But it is also true that there is danger of confounding liberalism win Communism. We know that we can lean over backward, and distrust so much that we can destroy human liberty. We can pin the Red label on people who do not deserve it. This comes about by a too generous latitude of what is "Communistic," It cannot be said too often that J. Edgar Hoover is author of the statement that there is great danger in confounding liberals and Reds. They are not the same. The other night a man was denouncing those who look askance at the new laws just enacted. He hinted darkly that those who did not like these laws were "soft" to the Reds. Enough talk of that sort leads many people to keep quiet if they have any doubts. Pretty soon we would have no criticism at all. It is a good idea to keep in mind two dangers and try to steer a middle course between.—Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. Brain Fever or Heat Stroke Some people we know, overly-fatigued from activities like golf and tennis in the M-aftd 100- plus sun, have turned to a less strenuous form of play, and have been responsible for a summer revival of the old parlor game of "terse verse." Essentially a simple game embodying ward definitions and rhyme, it can progress a polysyllables and three or four words in the naswer. Questioner asks for a definition, say, of chief of police, and the answer comes back to rhyme, "top cop". From there it is only a simple step to such revala- tions that a seed catalogue is a kernel journal, summer weather records and blistery history, a lovesick Hebridean is a smitten Briton. But we come to such matters as alliteration in the questioning and learn that natatory naiads are swimmin' women, and evolve three-word answers of Yankee hanky panky for a definition of northern style dalliance, then we begin to wonder whether the brain fever induced by such labors isnf even worse than plain old heat stroke.— Charlotte (N.C.) News. Mountains of Waste An almost hopeless task of the Hoover commission is to find some way to prevent the ac• cumulation of mountains of paper reports that never had much real value and now have none at all. Where to find storage space for this useless accumulation now constitutes a real problem in government. And the total is increased by acres every year. What better way for dealing with the accumulation can be found than by dispensing with the services of a lot of the agencies who help to make this mountain of waste grow taller and wider year by year? Of course we have the best government in the world, but some times it does seem as if we have twice as much government as we really need.—Daily Oklahoman. Red Party Stripped Congress wound up outlawing the Communist party but leaving the members of the Communist party subject to the National Defense Act. This act places severe penalties on Communists who actually commit acts of subversion, but does not contain the measures proposed for penalties against those who are simply members of the party. At least both houses of Congress have shown that their own members are unwilling to "coddle" Communists. Now the time has come to cut out all the grandstanding and to start protecting this country against actual treason, without any witch hunts. * — Lexington (Ky.) Herald. I'm restraining myself.—Vernon Pick, who made $9.000,000 on his uranium mines. * if. >f> We want them (new teachers) to remember they are tta-hing children, not subject matter.— —Parma, Ohio, ochool Superintendent Carl Byers. The entire history of the female curve, be It In dress or art, shows that the angle la ugly ani UK curvs ma«nirken4. —lealiM ^Designer Pucol. 'Cmon Sam, You Can Stretch'a Little Farther" Peter fc/son's Washington Co/iimn— Heading McCarthy Probe Causes Senator's Mail Volume to Soar WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Chairman Arthur V. Watkins (R., Utah) has found that his mail has increased from five to six times since he became head of the new Senate committee investigating charges against Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy (R., Wis.). Senator Watkins got up a form letter of acknowledgment which was sent to all his new correspondents in the first few days, whether they were for or against McCarthy. When 2000 letters came in one morning's mail, however,, the senator told his staff to give up trying to answer them all. AMERICAN FARM BUREAU Federation takes considerable credit for having its program put over in the new farm bill. A box score in the organization's News Letter, sent to all members, lists 31 main provisions of the new farm law. Eighteen of these provisions were A. F. B. policies adopted by the Congress. On ten other provisions passed by Congress, A. F. B. had taken no position, one way or the other. The Federation lost on only three of its proposals—passing of the grazing land bill, extension of the marketing agreement act to processed fruits and ' vegetables, granting of 90 per cent of parity price support to basic crops the first year they are under quotas. FIGURING President E i s e n however's batting average on the percentage of his proposals adopted by Congress depends a good bit on who makes up the list and what proposals are included. The White House list of 65 main items gave 54 as having been passed for a percentage .830. Another list of the 20 most important measures before Congress puts 14 as passed, six rejected, for a .430 percentage. The only really complete list of everything the President has asked Congress for is one kept by Bureau of the Budget. It contains 112 items. That's nearly double the White House list. Budget Bureau is now waiting for the President to sign, veto or pocket the hundreds of bills passed in the final week of Congress. As soon thereafter as possible, it will put out the official box score on the works. BIG MONEY FOR this year's election campaigns isn't as plentiful as the *political managers had hoped it would be. Republicans set m goal of $3.8 million for their campaign last February. This was for the National Committee activities, the Senate and House campaign committees, which are run separately. There was considerable criticism of that big campaign chest being raised for midterm elections. The official word is now that this was merely setting the sights high. GOP headquarters won't say how much has been collected. The explanation is that this would be giving the opponents too much information. There is no crisis, it is explained, but there's a.natural midterm apathy which makes collections difficult. "We'd be happy to have 10 per cent of what the Democrats say we're getting," says one GOP spokesman. Citizens for Eisenhower, which runs a separate operation to ap- peal to independent voters, says it set a $500,000 budget last May and has collected perhaps a third of this amount. Democratic National Committee set an original goal of $450,000 for the 1954 campaign. This was raised to $1 million at the recent Kansas City meeting- of party leaders as necessary to meet the Republican campaign challenge. The Dems haven't paid .off all their 1952 campaign. bills. They've raised enough money for that, but they're using some of it for current campaign expenses. The word is that, "This early in the campaign, money comes hard. Later on, we hope to do better. But we've never matched the GOP." THE 83RD CONGRESS set a new record for talking more than any other session in IT. S. history. Government Printing Office, which puts out the daily Congressional Record of proceedings, says that this year the average issue reporting speeches, debate, remarks and inserts was just' under 131 pages. The most talkative bunch of lawmakers up to this time had been the second session of the 81st Congress in 1950. Their harangues filled an average of 121 pages a day. Though Congress quit on Aug. 21, GOP is still trying to catch up with the backlog of laws passed by the 83rd Congress in its final two weeks. GOP has to wait until the President signs an act of Congress before printing it up as a public law. When President Eisenhower left for Denver, the government printers were still 350 laws behind him. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — The "Gone With the Wind" revival is bringing back bitter memories to Paulette Goddard. Maybe you've never heard the story. Ready to sign for the role of Scarlett O'Hara after a sensational film, test, she was watching the burning of Atlanta—the first sequence filmed—when she noticed another beautiful doll standing on the sidelines. '* "Who is that?" asked Paulette. An assistant director winced and said: "Some British actreac named Vivien Leigh. She'i testing for Scarlett tomorrow. Don't worry, kid." \ Now it can be told that at one time Jess Barker was considered for a role in a current film hit. I wonder what would have happened if RKO hadn't decided he wasn't the type. The film was: "Susan Slept Here." Bud Boetticher and Carroll Case cabled Ingrid Bergman an offer to star in their film, "The Number One." She cabled back that she would be delighted if the screen play met with her approval, then added: "Of course, my husband, Roberto Ro&sellini, would have to direct/the picture." Boetticher will direct so Ingrid won't be reading the script. JUDY ERWIN, 19 - year - old daughter of June Collyer ajjfi Stu Erwin, is in town for a bigger reason than to watch mom and dad emote in "The Stu Erwin Show." Judy's out for a career as an actress and has the blessings of parents. Blow the trumpets — the Oabor sisters are in the center ring again. Zsa Zsa plays a trapeze star with Martin and Lewis in "Three-Ring Circus" and now Eva Qabor will be a lion tamer in a new Broadway play. Barney Dean, the gag writer, returned to the "Eddie Foy Story" set after two weeks in the hospital. Raving about the beautiful nurses, bod and service, he told Bob Hope: "If you can afford ft, you should get sick." THE NAME OF "Biff Towne" the Doctor Says— Written for VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. There are any number of reasons why people should not tell their doctors what medicine to give them or how to treat them, but it seems difficult to grasp this important fact. Q — I am having a baby soon and want to know what you think of having a spinal anesthesia for the delivery. I have heard both good and bad about them. Mrs. P. A. A—The choice of what anesthetic or pain reducer to use during childbirth depends on individual circumstances connected with the patient and the experience and preference of the physician. Good results are obtained with spinal anesthesia as well as by other methods but the .important thing is to choose a competent physician to care for the expectant mother before, during and after the delivery and leave the details of anesthesia and other management up to him. quite correct and I was thinking of the effect of fluorescent light on the eyes or general health and not of possible hazards if the tube is broken. Broken tubes should'be handled with care and not allowed to come in contact with the skin or the substances therein breathed into the body in any great concentration. Q—i am pregnant and much worried because my doctor told me I had two little nodules on the uterus. He said that nothing should be done about this now. Mrs. S A—In all probability these are fibroids which are extremely common on the womb. One would not usually do anything about them during pregnancy and there is a good chance that nothing will ever have to be done about them. Q—What harmful effects can come from using a hair tint? N. W.W G. A—Most of the hair tints and dyes of necessity contain chemi- als and irritating effects from chemicals applied to the skin do occur from time to time. Some of he vegetable substances seem to oe less irritating than some of the stronger chemical dyes but any of hem should be promptly discontinued if there is any sign of skin rritation. Q—You recently had a question on possible hazards of fluorescent ighting and indicated that this was larmless. The insides of the tubes, however, contain a chemical substance, beryllium, which is toxic f the tube is broker, and if It reaches the skin or is inhaled. G. S. and E. R. A—I believe thi« statement * Q_Which is more likely to turn malignant, a stomach or gastric ulcer or one on the duodenum? T. C. A—A gastric ulcer or one in the stomach proper. Q—Can you tell me if intermit- tant claudication is the same as hardening of the arteries? C. J. R. A—The symptoms of intermit* claudication are cramp* usually in the calf muscles of the legs after exercising. This is the result of lessened blood supply to these muscles from hardening or spasms of the arteries with a decrease in the space through which the blood can pass. This symptom can be present with little or no hardening of the arteries In other part* of the body,. A FIVE dollar bill itill looks the same. It is only the change that has ehangetf. — EllaTlUtj (Oa.) HIM. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Take Bid Lesson, Win Many Games West should have opened the bidding with one heart instead of one no-trump in today's hand. The count was right, since West had 16 points. The stoppers were right, since West had a stopper in each of the four suits. The shape was wrong:, however, since it is not was doomed to lose a trick in each suit. There was-a slight hope, however, and South decided to try for it- Declarer played a low heart from dummy at the first trick, since it was remotely possible that West had led low from the king- queen. East won with the queen of hearts and returned the suit, forcing out Aimmy's ace. Declarer knocked out the ace of trumps, ruffed the heart return and led the king of clubs to force out the ace of clubs. West could have taken the ace of diamonds at this stage to defeat the contract, but he thought he could get more if he waited. This was, however, the wrong time to be greedy. West returned the jack of clubs to dummy's queen and South had his first moment of real hope. He led a trump to his own hand and returned the jack of diamonds towards dummy. West quickly played low, hoping that his partner had the queen and that South would lose a finesse to that card. This was the break that South had been waiting for. When the jack of diamonds held the trick, South could cash the ten and nine of clubs, discarding dummy's remaining diamonds. It was then easy, of course, to ruff his own last diamond in the dummy and thus make the "impossible" game contract. pops up as a prize fighter in Jack Webb's feature length "Dragnet." Any connection with girl friend Dorothy Towne? ... Jean Cocteau, whose surrealist movies have coined a mint in the art houses, is seriously ill in Paris .... Now there's a sister, Angie, in the Liberace-George act. She's taken over as their secretary. ... Mocambo ringsiders fiddled with their swi*- zlesticks and tried not to look embarrassed when Vera-Ellen and Carlos Thompson picked the night spot for a fast and furious quarrel. Johnnie Ray sliced off some of th« luscious green he collected for his stint in "There's No Business Like Show Business" to pay for college scholarships for deaf' students. Debra Paget and her mother, Maggie Griffen, have asked governmental permission to bring Anna Mario Paredes, a 14-year-old Mexican orphan, into the U. S. for adoption when Debra winds up "White Feather" in tamaleland. The child was working as * chambermaid in a Mexican hotel when Debra took her under her wing. BRYAN FOY, the producer, te dating Arthur Murray teacher Kay Abbott, who is Walter Pidgeon't favorite rumba tutor. ... Confession from Errol Flynn, no longer No. 1 on the headline parade: "Don't say I've reformed — say I've learned discretion." Marilyn Monroe is popping her orbs over one scene in the movie- version of "The Seven-Year Itch." It calls for her to get stuck in s> bathtub. ... Dan Dailey is consulting lawyers again about the failurt) of Ms ex-wife, Liz, now Mrs. Hudson McGuire of Leavenworfh, Kans., to show up in Hollywood for a showdown on the custody of Dan, Jr. The lad is with hi* mother. Visitor to the "Carmen Jones" set watched Dorothy Dandridge'i hip movements, then turned to hit friend to say: "That reminds me. 1 must stop by the bookstore and pick up att Uncle Wiggly' book for Junior." 75 Years Ago In B/yt/itv///< Mrs. Ben Harpole and Mrs. Harold Schnee were guests of Mrs. James Terry when she entertained members of the A&C club with a party at her home yesterday afternoon. Russell Farr, Jr., president of the Fellow's Forum of the city- high school, entertained members of that group at his home last night. Plan* for the year's activities were discussed. Marvin Nunn, Jr., will leave tomorrow for Fayetteville whfere he will enroll as a freshman at the University of Arkansas. THE TWO 16-year-old Greenville, Miss., boys who started down the Mississippi in a 25-foot scow seem to be a couple of down- to-earth space cadets. — New Orleans States. PERSUADING- people to drive safely and to vote are two discouraging fields of activity. — Mattoon (HI.) Journal-Gazette. IT'S ALWAYS good weather when good fellows get together, but quite otfen it's sort of stormy when the good fellows get home. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. r Nursery Rhymes Answer to Previous Puzzlt if NORTH 4QJ65S VA62 • K75 4KQ WEST (D) CAST 4A4 48 * K10 8 T1 ¥ Q » 4 • A084 410632 487642 SOUTH * K 7 2 + 1095S Both sides vul. West North t**t Seel* 1N.T. Double Pass Pass IV Pass Pass 24 Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Piss , Opening lead—V ' wise to open the bidding with one no-trurnp when your distribution is 5-4-2-2. North had a reasonable double 01 one no-trump, and South passed for penalties. West sought the safety of his long heart suit, whereupon North and South proceeded to overbid up to four spades. In short, the hand waa not at all well bid, but it led to a very interesting point of play. West opened the seven of hearts, *atf tfetlam?*aw at one* teat toe ACROSS l"The little laughed" 4 "The cow jumped over the " 8 What Polly Flinders toasted 12 Hail! 13 Operatic solo 14 Within (prefix) 15 French sea 16 Niter ' 18 Talk idly 20 Make amends 21 City in Yugoslavia 22 Skin disorder 24 Irish assembly 26 Mrs. Osiris 27 Weep 30 Evades 32 Mock 34 Humped beasts 35 Revised 36 Those in power 37 Union fees 38 " in Boots" 40 "Little Bo^ » 41 Vegetable 42 Wild hogs 45 Exert unduly 40 Heights 01 Island (Ft.) 52 Century plant 53 Repose 54 Above (poet.) 55 Enervates 56 Devotees •7 New (prefix) DOWN 1 Moist 2 Across 3 Flowers 4 Spars 5 Spoken 6 Greasers 7 Burmese demon 8 "What big you have Grandma!" fl Preposition 10 Famous garden 11 Painful 17 Elapsed 19 Diacritical mark 23 Military assistants 24 Ten (prefix) 25 Wolfhound 26 Put forth 27 Position 28 Poems 29 Sleeping places 31 Oldest 33 More mature 38 Lyric poems 40 Snoops 41 Nuisances 42 Mary's pet's cries 43 Spanish jar 44 Upon 46 Sleeveless garment 47 Toward the sheltered side 48 Dry (prefix) 50 Swiss canton ZN RT sT ?T A m 2T 31 9 10 ?T snzr w 17 «

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