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BLYTHEVILLI (ARK.) COURIER TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W...HAINES, Publi&her EARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sok National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witroer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second das* matter *t the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service fe maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $230 for six months, $1,25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a fraven Innate, the similitude of any figure, the JMtenesA of male or female. — Dent. 4:19. # ' * * It is not he who forms idols in gold or marble ; Twit he who-kneels before them. — Martial. Barbs Buying your uncle Sam's bonds is good -sens* right now and good dollars in the years to come. * * * Ac Indiana man lost 5$ poker hjmds jte. «oe- •ttioiL Sounds like playing in hard straight*. * * * Thifi is the age of insects, not of man, says a scientist. 'If you've been to a summer resort you'H understand. * * * :•••-* If s no Bonder wontec a*e aueceesNl Mt machine Aoff when you consider the yean of with kitchen With women discussing both sum»«t and fafi apparel,;. tbe telephone has become a clothesline. Missco's Loss Is Great In Godfrey White's Death The tragic hunting' accident death of Godfrey L. White of Osceola is a loss Mississippi County—and the Mid-South »6 wel—will mot easily forget. Mr. White T*as & teader m * field pioneering- is a km*; way from —agriculture. Hi« icteres-te in agriculture -rsrs s* diversified a& the crops he raised. In addition to being the leader in vegetable growing in Mississippi County, Mr. White also demoted his talents to helping the cotton farmer as exemplified in his development of a chemical weed killer and a soil-conditioning implement. His work in agriculture experimentation drew the attention of the University of Arkansas College of Agriculture, with which he worked closely. Mr. White's interest in the agricultural development of this area ran much deeper than just the production of an annual crop. His vision encompassed the philosophy that what was good for him was good for all farmers and, therefore, good for this area. Toward this unselfish end, he labored to develop those practices and instruments which by their successes, intensify the loss his death has brought to this area. Quemoy: Testing Ground? Headlines these days suggest pretty furious activity between the Nationalist and the mainland coast of China. The effect could be misleading if military . operations there are not kept in perspective. The Reds may well be in the preliminary stages of an invasion attempt against Quemoy, an island some seven miles from the mainland. The island has long been occupied by the Nationalists, and used by them as a base for hit-and- run raids against the mainland. These raids have harrassed the Communists ceaslessly, and it would n<jt b« •urprising if they should now be mounting a* attack designed to wipe out *fe« base. Naturally the Nationalist* are »i»- villing to abandon this desirable vantage point without a fight. Their spirited air and sea assault against the Red mainland and island bases near Quemoy is the measure of the importance they attach to their outpost. But this is not war on a big scale, nor i« it necessarily a prelude to Red attack on the far more important strategic prize of Forjnosa, the big Nationalist-held is- knd 100 miles off the Chinese shore. The Reds can try and may succeed in capturing tiny Quemoy with a vast assortment of junks and other vulner- 4eif>it« Nation**** To take on Formowi, with the U. S. Seventh Fleet standing patrol duty close by is something else. There is no evidence the Reds are prepared yet to attempt a sneak assault there by sea. Only the Russian Navy could give them the support they need for such an attack. As a theoretical matter, the idea of an airborne attack cannot be ruled out. But the chances are that Red China is not now equipped nor its military manpower trained for that kind of offensive So blows against Quemoy, however loudly they are heralded, do not signal the start of a broader offensive against the big target, Formosa. Possibly their only value as a prelude would be to gauge the character and effectiveness of the Nationalist defense at Quemoy. If that defense is rugged, the Reds may think a long time before trying to remove the painful Formosa thorn in their side. Political Feast or Famine It is always a pleasure to note that high-caliber candidates running for major office. But it is a little disheartening when two men of nearly equal talents and character compete against each other. Such situation occurs this year in Kentucky and New Jersey, for example. In the former, GOP Sen. John Sherman Cooper, widely recognized for his ability is pitted against the venerable Alben Barkley, former vice president and long time senator. In New Jersey, capable, responsible Clifford Case, former GOP congressman ie trying to best another talented candidate, Rep. Charles Howell, Democrat. The Kentucky situation is especially unhappy. Even the Democrats wish Coopper could come back to the Senate next year, but they wouldn't want Dear , Alben to lose. Too bad there isn't some way to assure goo% distribution of political talent. A? you look over the national landscape, you can see some pretty barren stretches. Finding the good ones in clusters doesn't really relieve the bleakness. VIEWS OF OTHERS Check Those 'Cures' One of the greatest problems facing the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today is this business of nutrition quackery. This form of quackery is being charged with a heavy toll in food money spent unwisely and in delay of medical treatment for serious illnesses. The report is that the professional diet fad promoters have become a problem to the Food and Drug Administration as well as to physicians, nutritionists and others who have more authoritative information about foods. The experts realize that it is a natural tendency of people to look for quick, easy cures too, and this account as the reason why the food faddists' business has scored unwarranted profits. Dr. Jean Bogert, former medical instructor at the University of Chicago, in her book declared that "There are very few foods whose place in the diet cannot be taken equally well by other similar foods and no food is indispensable, except possibly milk." At any one time there are estimated to be several million people in the United States who have some undiagnosed illness. And for one reason or another they delay in going to a doctor for an examination. Many of these people can be persuaded by food faddists that their trouble is in their diet and that they can accept a food supplement instead of a medical examination and proper treatment. Not only does the food faddism promote neglect of proper medical treatment, but it also leads to a neglect of an adequate diet. Such quackery leads people to pay excessive prices for items which could be purchased economically at the grocery store. The best way to find out about the food fads and not to become a victim yourself is to find out tbe truth about your own health from your doctor. But it's surprising the number of people who •will be taken "for a ride."—LaG-range (Oft.) SO THEY SAY Everything Russia Imports is used to make the nation *tt armed camp. The oniy safe way to tradt wifeh Russia is not at all.—Former Hungarian offteial Dr. Nichola* Nyardi. Until we bring some sense of justice and decency into these (Communist) Investigations, they cannot be considered as operating on a judicial basis. —Lawyer Charles Parlin. * * * Th« most unheard of thing I ever heard of.— Sen. Joseph McCarthy, on being overruled by Sen. Arthur V. WatkJns during censure hearing. They're aM at home watching "television.— Moorehead, K. C. mayor on dearth of hurricane refugee*. # * 4* We ought fee kick them CRusisans) out (at tfct IK).— Oe* JIM* A. va* Reel Yeh, It Might Be a Terrible Pain in the Neck! Peter Ed so n't Wathington Column — McCarthys Methods But Not His Objectives Are Under Scrutiny WASHINGTON — (NEA) — The new investigation of Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy begins as an investigation of the Wisconsin 'Commie- chaser's much discussed "methods." It will apparently have little or nothing to do with his "objectives." on which few people have quarreled anyway. This distinction showed up repeatedly in the opening day's proceedings. Sen. Arthur V. Watkins —chairman of the new, six-man bipartisan subcommittee and a former Utah district judge—consistently made rulings to this effect. He indicated he was interested only in determining whether Senator McCarthy had shown contempt of the Senate in his methods of operation. Senator McCarthy was permitted to read a 10-minute opening statement in which he outlined his objectives in fighting the Communist conspiracy over the past four years. He had given this statement to the committee and to the press before the hearing opened. This enabled him to score the first news break of the hearings. But Chairman Watkins made clear that most of the McCarthy statement was not material and not relevant to the hearings. In two other instances Chairman Watkins indicated that his committee was interested only in the McCarthy methods. The chairman refused to allow Senator McCarthy's counsel. Edward B. Williams—clean-cut, effective and. well-prepared—to present a half-hour argument. It was on a usual trial-opening motion to dismiss the first charge against his client. Senator Watkins said his committee had considered Counsel Williams' point previously, and did not agree with him. Then, to end the first session, the chairman banged his gavel sharply to cut off Senator McCarthy's challenge of Sen. Ed Johnson's right to sit on the committee of six, because of previously expressed prejudice. Since the committee couldn't accept Senator Johnson's resignation even if he wanted to quit. Senator Watkins asked, "Why clutter up the record?" Such rulings by the chairman will unquestionably cause Senator McCarthy's followers to believe the investigation is unfair. But the setup of the hearings is such that Senator McCarthy will have ample opportunity to carry his case to the public over the airways, even though he does not have full freedom in the committee. Television cameras, newsreeLs and photographers are barred from the committee room while testimony is being taken. The atmosphere here is calm, judicial, un- crowded. It is as different from the circus atmosphere of the Army-McCarthy hearings as anything could be. But just outside the door, the broadcasters and picture men are ;et up with full equipment. Any ime he wants to. Senator McCarthy can step outside and voice his opinion of what goes on inside. Presumably the investigating senators and their counsel won't try to argue their points of view so publicly. Ex-Congressman Wallace J. Chadwick of Pennsylvania, the committee counsel, is entirely different from the more colorful but more bombastic Ray . Jenkins of Mundt committee TV fame. It was evident at the start that Mr. Chadwick and his assistant, Guy de Furia, had . done their homework. They moved right into their case as though they knew here they were going and handled their material well. They had copies of all statements and exhibits prepared in advance for distribution as introduced into the record. Working with such efficiency, this could be a short hearing. A clean decision by the Watkins committee that Senator McCarthy has or has not been guilty of using improper methods in furthering his cause could clear the air considerably. Coming on top of the divided and conflicting Mundt committee majority, minority and individual clarifying and dissenting opinions from Senators Potter and Dirksen, a more unanimous finding would seem to be much in need. The Mundt committee reports settled nothing and left everything right where it had been with regard to Senator McCarthy himself. It is of course up to the full Senate to vote on whether Senator McCarthy should be censured on the charges against his methods now being aired. Whether an adverse report would change Senator McCarthy's methods is open to question. He will probably always be the same Joe. A Senate majority vote in his favor, however, would give him clearance to go full steam ahead in his familiar way. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) Behind the Screens: How many old movies are running on TV? I didn't count them but a survey firm did—3,283. But about 3,183 should be re-cut—right down the middle. Heartbreak note: For the first time. Freeman Gosden and Charles Correll aren't on the set during the shooting of the "Amos 'n' Andy" telefilms to help Alvin Childress and Spencer Williams, their video counterparts. Gosden is still grief-stricken over the tragic death of his young son a few weeks ago and Correll is devoting himself to helping his own son recover from polio. The controversial life story series on Marilyn Monroe in a London newspaper ends with the star returning to Tokyo and telling Joe DiMaggip about the cheers she drew from G.I.'s in Korea. "You've never heard anything like the cheering," she tell* Joe. "Yes, I have," replies Joe. 'Don't let it go to yoar head. They'll boo you as loud at they cheer yon. Just mitt tfee ball «nce and see." JESS BARKER IB no longer singing extra choruses of the "Let's Reconcile, Susan" serif. ... Pals of the Victor Matures who have chewed their nail* during past marital upheavals insist that there is still a chance of Dorothy changing her mind about the divorce. They point out that she filed once before. Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh, who- once watched every dollar, can now relax. From now on out, they will earn more than a quarter of a million between them every 366 days. Donald O'Connor's sprig is out of the hospital and recuperating with daddy at his beach home. Donald, by the way, is collecting material again for another stab at his autobiography. He started writing it a couple of years ago, then shelved the idea. The Sheilah Connelly who is apt ;o wind up as the next Mrs. 'Guy Madison was once wed to movie producer Harry Dariziger. FRED MacMURBAY and June Haver have, agreed not to work together as a co-star team. De- the Doctor Says- Written far VEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Mrs. B. D. has written that her mother is troubled with overactive thyroid glands and that she has been given radioactive iodine. Naturally, she is anxious to know more about this problem and what it means for her mother. First, I should like to say that doctors often use several different names for what is really much the same thing: overactive thyroid gland, toxic goiter. Graves' disease and exophthalmic goiter, for example.* No matter which of these names is attached the trouble lies with the thyroid gland which is a structure of specialized tissue lying in front of tie neck and sometimes extending down a little way under the breast plate. K is a gland of internal secretion and manufactures * chemical or hormone which ie poured or emptied directly into the blood and therefore carried nhrougfaowt the system. o-r a toxic diffuse goiter. An enlargement of the thyroid gland or goiter can produce any on* of several different sete of symptoms. The enlargement may be general and the entire gland involved. Thift is called a diffuse goiter. The gland may be irregularly enlarged In the form of growths or nodules and this is called a nodular goiter. In such cases, the gland feels rough and irregular. It can be enlarged likewise by cysts and other conditions. Even when enlarged the thyroid gland may continue to function fairly satisfactorily. But sometimes the secretion becomes excessive or abnormal and causes toxic symptoms. Stated.in another <vay, one can have a simple nodular goiter, a simple diffuse en- a toxic modal** gofter The treatment of a goiter depends on many factors which have to be analyzed in each case individually. Sometimes it is treated simply by watching the condition rather than by an active measures. Until recently the best treatment was almost always an operation, that is, removal of a considerable portion of the diseased thyroid tissue. This wa.5 a highly successful procedure and is still frequently advisable and performed with full success. In recent years other methods of treatment have been found which are effective,, at least in suitable cases. Most important of these methods i« th« drinking of a fluid containing iodine which has been made radioactive. Needless to say, such treatents must be given by an expert and the dose decided only after careful study of the individual patient. Goiter i* still an important medical disorder but it is less common than in the past, probably because of the widespread use of iodized salt which has been shown to prevent the development of many difficulties of this kind. York's finest players, won in her own hand with the king. The next step was to enter dummy with the jack of diamonds and finesse the queen of hearts. This lost to the king, and back came another blub, forcing out dummy's ace. If the heart finesse had succeeded, it would have been easy to develop a third club trick in order to assure the slam. After the loss of the heart finesse, however, only a squeeze could produce the 12 tricks. After taking the ace of clubs, Mrs. Stark cashed her diamonds, watching the discards closely. On the third and fourth diamond, West could comfortably discard a club and- a heart, while dummy discarded a club and a spade. When the fifth diamond was led, West had to discard a spade in order to keep full protection in hearts. Since it was now clear that West was going to hang on to his hearts, declarer discarded a low heart from the dummy. It was now East's turn to feel the pinch. He could put off the evil moment by discarding a club, but now declarer cashed the ace of hearts, led a spade to dummy's king, and led the jack of hearts to put the pi?c- ers On East. If East discarded the queen of clubs, dummy's ten of clubs would be high; and if East discarded a spade, South would I win the last two tricks with the ace and nine of that suit. spite all the Mr. and Mrs. Scripts and the big-money offers, they'll stick to their guns as solo stars. But there's still doubt in June's mind about whether she'll ever return to emoting. If they listen to Jack Balance's advice about husband and wife costarring teams, they won't change their minds. Jack isn't denying those hectic backstage rows with wife Virginia Baker in a, Chicago summer stock production of "Dark of the Moon." He says: I'm not the easiest man in the world to get along with. My wife is a good actress but I believe she'll really do her best without my pretence on the same fltege. And she believe* the same About me." Casting dancing cuties lor Roz Russell's comedy, "The Girl Rush," Producer Fred Brisson sent down orders: "They must put a strain on a sweater — bat none on tta imagination." Mario Lanza and his ex-business manager, Sam Weiler, have been meeting to discuss their differences. Both want to avoid a "court hearing if possible. ... Dorothy Shay is warbling it at the- Cal- Neva Casino at Tahoe: "Just A- Waitin' for Chips That Never Come In." MA R I L T X MAWELL'S expected to wed Jerry Davis but exflame Johnny Fobbs has been visiting her in Vegas. — It's pure vocal witchcraft by Peggy- Lee in a new Disney cartoon fea- ure, "Lady and the Tramp." The warbler is the voice of a young bride, a dog and a pair of Siamese cats . Marylyn Thorpe, just as beautiful and. as talented as mama it on the screen, admits there's temporary roadblock on her career road. Anxious for a return to greasepaint after becoming a mama, she told me: "The opinion or some people i« that I appear so 'unusual,' so 'un- Hollywood,' that they think I'm not interested in working. The truth is I love acting." Living with Marylyn and her hubby is her 15- year-old half-brother, Mary's son, Tono del Campo. Name of a speedboat used for movie water skiing scenes at Balboa: FANNY BUNKER 15 Years Ago In fi/ytfctrf//i Miss Hilda Scott has returned to her home in Hot Springs after haying spent. several days here as guest of Miss Annabel Bryant. Miss' Mildred Lou Hubbard and Miss Ruby • Grain of Wilson' will leave tomorrow for Oxford, Miss., where they will attend the University of Mississippi this year. Miss Frances Holland left today for Baton Rouge, La,, where she ii to do graduate work at the Louisiana State University. A GRANDMOTHER does not need the aid of a Geiger counter to discover- the transcendant beauty, the innate genius and the future greatness of her infant granddaughter. In this,, respect only, the grandfather is not far behind. — Monroe (Ga.) Advertiser. THERE is a photographer roaming around a certain city looking for the first girl with the' new Flat Look to take her picture. He's having a wonderful time looking, and being disappointed. — Kingsport (Term.) Times. THE AMERICAN economy must be good. It has even fooled a lot of our economists.—Miami Herald. I THINK almost any vacation would be more perfect if you could some way take your own bed along.—Correctionville (la.) News. FIRST INDIAN — Where's that settler I just shot? Second Indian — Right over there. Juit follow the arrow. — Ofteoevtae (Tarn,) tua> By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NEA Service Bidding Lesson h Worth Learning South's opening bid of two clubs in the hand shown today is- part of a bidding method that I heartily recommend. Such an opening bid shows a very strong hand of fairly balanced distribution. The KORTH 4K8S VJ542 • J* • AMff JS2 •lOISf 4AITI *AQ AKQS4 Both side* **. J* Past 34 Pa 3N.T. Pae* IN.T. Pajf Pa* Opening lead—4• exact nature of the hand Is shown at the second turn. In this case North could afford make the positive response of three clubs, showing at least seven points and some sort of biddable club suit. South's rebid of three no-trump then showed a balanced land that was slightly ,too strong for an opening bid c* two no,rump to begin with. Opposite a hand of such strength, North could well afford to Jump to six no,rump. West opened the eight of clubs, Mrs. Fr*Ak Stark. OM of Dramatic Director Answtr to Previous Puzzlt I Dramatic director, Charles 7 He it producer and host of a radio 13 Form a notion 14 Satiric 15 Sanding machine 16 Italian condiment 17 Theater sign IS Consume 11 Hxtd stltfy » Joined 9 Gypsy husband 10 Zoological ending 11 Ireland 12 Look over 19 Apostle (ab.) 21 Said 32 Cylindrical 33 Bedded down, aft birds 34 In one's gift 35 Employed 36 African river 37 Kind of type (ab.) I* Challenge o e. T & TIO 30 Bavarian river45 Tibetan priest 31 Counsel 46 Let it stand 37 Herons 47 Scatters, aa 3* River current* hay 40 Egyptian 49 Anger sun god 50 Wand 41 Circle parti 52. Seine 43 Irish fuel ttftbtd*.) guitar H*di outftaadinf perforate! $4ChMT MWtAl? tt Strike out 38 Venerate 39Diiparafe 41 Mimic 44 Knock 4» Type of boat 45 Withdraw 51 Natural 54 Vegetable 55 Supposed 56 Chart ert 57 European arminea

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