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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 22, 1954
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BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER M, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager " Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville,-Arkansas, under act of Con- gresi, 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 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Therefore thus saith the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel; Behold, I will set my face against you for evil, and to cut off all Judah. — Jeremiah 44:11. ;'. •••. ; :.v * #. # .. . It is the grand battle of life, to teach just the limits of divine law, to break it into the taste of the bread of heaven, and make it understand that man doth not live by bread alone, but by every word that cometh out of the mouth of God. — Rev. J. B. Brown. Barbs Good news for orchard owners— the kids are back in school. *** *** *r A bachelor is a man who doesn't find bis comb full of long hair. * * * Misery never loves company that stays too doggone long on a visit. * # *.'''" .'. : ,. Some young men will be glad to go back to ftchool. Others know they can't make the team. • * * *.".•"'. : .;,.:-?.. Why not pass a law against standing in buses so people would get a real kick out of doing it? Tribe Win Helps Baseball Now that even.the New York Yankees acknowledge that their reign over the American League has .ended after five long years, it is fair to have a look at their successors the Cleveland Indians, and to see how they brought about the dynasty's fall. . There won't be much disagreement that the Cleveland pitching staff was the greatest single key to the team's headlong rush to the pennant. The names "Lemon,.,Garcia and Wynn" must be etched deeply on the brain of Yankee Manager Casey Stengel. They put the chill of death on all aspiring batters. They were Cleveland's strong boys, as they had been in other seasons, but this time they, had magnificent help. Aging Bob Feller had a sparkling year, and Art Houtteman gave a real lift to the Big Three with 15 victories. Two stout-armed youngsters, Mossi and Nar- leski, provided sterling relief, as did Hal Newhouser, Detroit cast-off. Together these fellows kept opposition batters away from scoring territory so persistently that some of them forgot the way there. Cleveland's opponents averaged less than three runs a game. The Indian catcher, Jim Hegan, said it didn't matter whether he called the right pitch or the wrong one. His pitchers threw the ball past the hitters anyway. With that sturdy rock to tie to, the Indians developed a superior winning spirit. With good pitching, they knew they'd seldom be too far behind. They never gave up. They won three fourths of the one-run decisions they were involved in, two thirds of the extra-inning games, and again and again came from behind to win. They set a killing pace from the outset. Morale was high, and the winning continued despite a succession of injuries that hobbled one after another of the key men. Castoffs and substitutes filled in and delivered, sometimes better than the damaged regulars. This was not a high-scoring team, a really heavy-hitting outfit, or a superb fielding club. Three, four, five or six runs most often were all it got, but they were enough. The bosses had switched away from heavy - footed power toward greater speed and the timely punch, and it paid off. On a lot of days the playing talent seemed a bit sparse. But the men in the lineup had one attractive characteristic; they could win baseball games. The Yanks and Chicago White Sox fought them to a standstill, but they kept Detroit in pretty fair submission and Absolutely pulverized the four second-division teams, capturing 75 of 88 played with this competition. New York, winning more games than in its five straight championship years, still showed signs of decline, mostly in pitching and around second base. The pace was just too swift. The old Yankee habit of refusing to lose finally rubbed off on their most persistent pursuers. There are more Yankee haters than Yankee lovers, but even the latter may concede it was time for a change. The Indians' triumph is good for baseball. We won't try to argue that it's good for the country. v^lEWS OF OTHERS Business at Hand For the Democrats Not since 1948, when the Dixiecrat rebellion was brewing across the South, has it made any particular difference what happened at an Arkansas State Democratic Convention. Coming after the Democratic primaries, the Convention usually has little more to do than certify the nominees and listen to a string of orators exhort the faithful. But this year the Convention meets in the face of a serious Republican bid for the governorship aimed" at exploiting the Democratic wounds left over from the hard - fought primaries. ' Thus the first order of business will be a display of harmony, and Governor-nominate Orval Faubus has already prepared the way for it by publicly handing out a collection of olive branches to the supporters of Governor Cherry. He has announced that he would not intervene in the selection of the speaker of the House and the president pro tern of the Senate, as governors usually do, which means the almost certain election of two staunch Cherrymen to those important posts. , But there will be other practical business before the convention this year. For one thing, some of the delegates are doubtless going to be concerned over tightening up the primary voting regulations, the rules presently prox-ide that a person who does not support the Democratic nominees in the general election shall not be eligible to vote in the next Democratic primary. But the rule is rarely observed and rarely invoked— with the result that most Republican and independents vote in the primaries without restraint. It has been suggested that the rule might be altered to provide that every voter must sign a pledge at the voting place before he receives his ballot, a procedure that would doubtless discourage some - of the interlopers. A more urgent question involves the admission of Negroes to the state Democratic organization as full-fledged members. This question has. be'en pretty much evaded by the Party in the dozen years since Negroes began voting - freely in the state, despite the fact that most candidates nowadays openly seek Negro support. The Negro Democratic organization at its meeting last week heard complaints that Negroes were frozen out by county Democratic committees and -president, politely but firmly demanded some formal recognition. The demand is given point this year by the fact that the Republicans traditionally have admitted Negroes to full participation in Party affairs, including membership on the State Executive Committee. Moreover, Little Rock Mayor Pratt Remmel, the GP gubernatorial candidate, has had heavy Negro support in his local races in the past. Mr. Faubus has remained non-committal in his public statements on the subject, which may mean that the issue will be passed over again at this session. But the question has passed from the abstract to the practical—with a substantial number of votes at stake—and sooner or later it is going to have to be answered. The two- party system has not yet arrived in Arkansas, but it is far too close at hand to permit the usual Democratic complacency. —Arkansas Gazette An announcement of extremely doubtful authenticity declares that the signal service has produced successfully a cross between a homing pigeon and a woodpecker. It is claimed that the use of this hybrid will reduce sharply the number of messages lost in transit by the pigeons. If the new .bird fails to find anybody at the door, it will knock on the door until someone comes to answer the knock. No doubt the messenger would quickly peck out a mailbox in the doorpost If that should prove necessary. Modern invention is a wonderful thing — even the invention of aprocryphal stories. — Daily Oklahoman. SO THEY SAY Our founding fathers who wrote the Constitution of the United States and its Bill of Rights certainly did not sanction political hermitage—Dr. John R. Schenken, president, International Congress of Pathology. Tr *T" "T* This way, please. Alight here, please.—Stewardess Helga Loewenstein, aiding KLM crash victims as She died at her post in mired plane off Shannon, Ireland. * * * We live in a time when free men have never been so in need of Divine guidance.—New Legion Commander Seaborn P. Collins. * * * The Soviet Union is the most reactionary country in the world. Hindering creative work, the Soviet* will eventually destroy their own syi- tem,—Author John Steinbeck, Well, Here We Are Again—Face to Face! Peter fdson's Washington Column — McCarthys Defense Seems to Be That End Justifies the Means WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Sen. Joseph R, McCarthy's " "defense" is apparently going to be another "Indian Charlie" attack 'to prove that whatever he .did,'be-was justified in doing it. ' .This is what came out of his opening appearance before the Senate's special 'six-man committee headed by former Judge Arthur V. Watkins of Utah. This committee is examining charges .that Senator McCarthy should be censured for improper conduct. The firth and last of these charges-is variously stated. Sen. J. William Fulbright (D., Ark.) charged that, "Without justification,' the junior senator from Wisconsin impugned the loyalty, patriotism and character of Gen. Ralph Zwicker," Sen. Wayne Morse, (Ind., Ore.) made it more specific by charging that Senator McCarthy had said General Zwicker was "unfit to wear the uniform." General Zwicker, of course, was commanding general at Camp Kilmer when Maj. Irving Peress, an Army dentist, was given an honorable discharge after he had cited the Fifth Amendment to avoid answering questions on his Communist associations. SENATOR MCCARTHY looked! fitter, a little heavier and a lot more relaxed than he was during the Mundt committee televised hearings. He answered' in a low, almost bored voice, the questions on the Zwicker-Peress case, put to him by his counsel, Edward B. Williams. They took the customary diver-, sionary direction. Instead of being! on the defensive or denying the Fulbright - Morse charges against him, Senator McCarthy opened a new attack : on .General Zwicker. , A witness" was produced who had overheard General Zwicker mutter at the New York hearings last February that McCarthy, was an S. O. B. , '• .••'-.;.-'" :••' .*'••• ' • " , -'•,.•••"*, • '. Senator McCarthy, telling 'the Watkins ; committee that' 1 it -was impossible to describe the demeanor of a witness, nevertheless characterized General Zwicker's' demeanor as "arrogant,-evasive . . . one of .the" most irritating witnesses" he had ever examined. THE CHARGES against Senator McCarthy -werev almost Jost -sight of in developing-this" case against General Zwicker. .But two ..points on this charge against Senator McCarthy may have been clarified. 1. Senator McCarthy denied that he had impugned General Zwicker's loyalty. He impugned only the general's judgment in obeying orders from a higher level that he give Major Peress an honorable discharge. 2. Senator, McCarthy declared that he thought General Zwicker was unfit to wear the uniform "of a general." This is different from Senator Morse's charge that Senator McCarthy had said General Zwicekr was "unfit to wear the uniform." The Peress investigation transcript shows that after General Zwicker had testified an officer should be kept in. service if he obeyed competent orders to give a Fifth Amendment Communist an honorable discharge, Senator McCarthy declared:* "Then, general," you should be removed from any command. Any man who has been" given the honor of being promoted to general and who says, T will protect another general who protected Communists/ is not fit to wear that uniform, general." "I say it again," Senator McCarthy told the Watkins committee, indicating he .is not backing down in the-slightest on his original conduct of the Zwicker case. WHILE SENATOR McCAR- THY'S counsel, Williams, invited :the six senators to cross-examine his client on the Zwicker case charge, Committee Counsel Wallace Chadwick passed up that chance. Cross-examination by the senators will be delayed till all the defense is in, instead of count by 'count on -'the five charges. That puts the real showdown off to the end of the hearing. .. 'Meanwhile, Sen. Ralph Flanders (R., Vt.), "who started all this ruckus with his resolution demanding censure of Senator McCarthy, is in with new charges on the Zwicker case. They are that the hearing was highly irregular and that the hearing record is -not complete. . While Chairman Watkins said that his committee did not want io try the Peress case all over again, that in effect is what is happening. If Senator Flanders or anyone else has pertinent information to give the Watkins committee, the proper place to give it would seem to be as a sworn witness in open session. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Exclusively Yours: Hedy Lamarr hopes "An Apple for Venus" will be an apple barrel of money for Hedy— and just to make $ure she's leaping into the role of business woman for U. S. distribution of the Italian- made film in which she stars. A print of the flicker, first titled "Helen of Troy," is under Hedy's arm and she's personally talking up and down movie alley. The better the deal—the better for Hedy—she'll share in the profits. Loss of the "Helen of Troy" title was a bitter blow — but Warner Bros, got there first in the wooden horse race: Artie Shaw, in Las Vegas for a solo holiday, denies rumors of a rift with his sixth wife, Doris Dowling. He says she's -busy with TV work in Hollywood and he's remembering for his proposed film biography. He's really got things to remember. Debbie Reynolds was with Joe Foreman at Ann Blyth's night club singing- debut in s'an Diego. But he's a pal of Eddie Fisher's. . . . Listen for wedding bells from Gorgeous George's corner. The TV wrestling star, recently divorced, will try matrimony again. IT'S LOVE IX BLOOM for Diana Lynn and Andy McLaglen, son of Vic. He's a production executive at Wayne-Fellows and handsome, enough for movies.-.'... Judy Garland's "A Star Is Born" will be released in the "Gone With the Wind" marathon league. The running- time is three hours. Bert Taylor of Bert's Grill in Ponca City, Okla., disagrees with me on the theater popcorn-eating question. He's a popcorn fan and writes: "Our local theaters sell PICKLES. How would you like to sit in front of someone eating a pickle?" Aside to Bert: I'd yell 57 times. Bette Davis will accompany hubby Gary Merrill on his drum-beating personal appearance tour for "The Human Jungle." . . . It's another month in bed for Jerry Lewis. .The doctors refuse to take any chances. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. The opening of schools in the fall is the time when the common contagious diseases of childhood are most likely to cause trouble. The big four are measles, mumps, chicken pox and whooping cough. They are so common among children that I have been asked frequently if it isn't best to expose small children to such infections and "get it. over with." The answer (with the possible exception of chicken pox) is no. They are not harmless and it is better to avoid them if possible, though mumps and whooping couch may be worse for grownups or the elderly than for youngsters. Measles, for example, is not the simple thing many seem to feel. In many years more youngsters die from measles than from polio; it often causes serious complications such as bronchopneumonia or bronchitis; even when mild the five , hundred thousand more or less who have measles each year are kept out of school or other activity for quite a long time. The eyes, too, should be protected during the early acute phase of the disease. at just the right time, it tends to make.the disease exceedingly mild and cut down on the number of serious complications. The main purpose of this discussion of measles is to point out that the disease should not be taken as a joke and as something every child must have. Too often the disease has been considered lightly, sometimes with tragic results. in his own hand. South next led a low trump to dummy's nine, ruffed a club with a high trump, led a low trump to dummy's ten, and ruffed dummy's last club. After thus stripping out the clubs, South could afford to The cause of measles is a virus and this tiny living organism is present in the sedretions of the mouth and nose during the first few days, during which a person is "coming down" with the disease. A sneeze or cough wil carry the virus into the air where it can be breathed in by anyone else around. This makes measles especially contagious even before the skin rash appears. It is difficult to avoid exposure once an outbreak of measles has started in &, school. Exposure cer- taifcly should not be sought but If it does occur one has to consider the us"« of a substance known as immune globulin. If this is given to * youngster who has been exposed, • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY This Jump to Game Is Worth Studying North's jump to four spades in today's hand was a bit unusual because of the balanced distribution. Such a jump usually promises a singleton or a void, four or more trumps, and a count of no more than 9 points in high cards. Perhaps there is a better way to describe this jump to game. You have about the same playing strength that you woulu iieed for a forcing raise of three spades, but you have too little strength in high cards for. the double raise. In this case North had no great distributional strength, but his jump to four spades turned out very well. East, who could have made four clubs, was shut out of the bidding; and South succeeded in making his game contract by fine play. West opened the jack of hearts, and declarer resisted the temptation to put up dummy's queen. Instead he played a low heart from the dummy Mid won with the ace NORTH AJ.10963 ¥Q72 496 WEST EAST 45 44 VJ1098 VK65 • 65 4KJ102 4KJ8543 4AQ1072 SOUTH (D) 4AKQ872 VA43 48873 East- West vul. South West North Eatl 1 4 Pass 4 * Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— V J j lead the nine of diamonds and let it ride for a finesse. South didn't expect this finesse to win, of course, but he knew that East would be unable to make a damaging return. East won with the ten of diamonds and had a choice of three useless returns: If East returned a diamond*, dummy would ge,t a free finesse; if East returned a heart, dummy's queen would make a trick; and if East returned a club, South could ruff while dummy discarded a heart. In any case, the contract could not be defeated. South would have been defeated if he had played the queen of hearts from the dummy at the first trick. East would have covered with the king, and the queen of hearts would no longer be a threat in an end play. Note also that South had to ruff out dummy's clubs, since this made it impossible lor East to return a club safely when he wat given a diamond trick. , Yul Brynner is wearing a bandage on his hose—and an unhappy expression. He busted the nose in a backstage "The King and I" accident in Los Angeles and medics ordered surgery. He wanted to photograph the surgery for a "Through Bone and Muscle" home movie, but the hospital said No. INFLATION NOTE: "Five Bridges to Cross" has been re- titled, "Six Bridges to Cross." The plot, obviously, needed another bridge before it came across. Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are now in.-the income bracket in which they can afford to own race horses. . i*'Joanne Dru, in London as Errol. Flynn's costar in "The Black Prince," had to tape one line of dialog to be inserted into the sound track of her Hollywood reUgious film'for James K. Freidrich, "Day of Triumph." The line: "I feel that I have traveled a great distance." Reason for Doris Day's flat shoes on the set of "Young at Heart" so she won't tower over Frank Sinatra. Arthur Franz and Beverly Garland were invited by. some New Orleans society folk to go boating on a day off from Columbia's "Riot on Pier Six." The emoters did a double take when they saw the name of the boat: "How Yawl?" TENNESSEE ERNIE on CBS radio: "I once asked my grandpa why a man is not allowed to have more than one wife and he said, 'Son, when you're older you will realize that the law protects those who are incapable, of protecting them- selves.' " . Rock Hudson, Barbara Rush, Jess Morrow and his actress wife* Anna Karen, are mixing with lords, ladies, dukes, earls and what-nota in Dublin, Ireland, where I7-I is filming "Captain Lightfoot" The socializing is toughest on Jeff and Anna, whose seven-year-old daughter, Lissa, is with them. Lissa, who plays with the kiddies of the blue- bloods, keeps telling hr parents: "I want a title like other children." Olivia Back But Will Call Paris Home By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (#> Olivia De- Havilland is back in town, but only to make a movie. She'll make Paris her regular residence after her marriage to Pierre-Gall ante. "Pierre is an executive of Paris Match, the popular French magazine, and his duties keep him there," says Olivia. "Although my home will be in Paris, I'll make pictures in England, France, Italy, Spain and Hollywood." I asked if a California girl lik-e herself wouldn't miss Hollywood. "You forget that I was born in Japan," she replied. "Of course, I grew up here and I do miss the weather. You forget how good it is while' you're away. You say, 'Oh, •it's foggy all through June and Tve "seen Aprils when you didn't even see the sun.' "But when you come back, you realize how fabulous the weather is. "Human-beings adjust to wherever they are, and I must say there's no finer place to become adjusted:to than Paris. It is an absolutely wonderful place, and my son Benjie loves it as much as I do." Olivia is here to play the nurse's role in the-medical saga, "Not As A Stranger." I saw her after she made -tests for the film, and she was in white gown and cap, ready for surgery. She showed me a pile of rubber gloves, needles, scalpels, etc., which she is learning to handle under the instruction of a registered nurse. "We're going Into surgery tomorrow," Olivia said with anticipation. She explained that she, Frank Sinatra . and others on the picture would be allowed to witness an operation. Olivia said her forthcoming marriage will take place some time after the picture is finished. Gallante will meet .her here in December. The marriage would have taken place sooner, except that French law required a nine-month wait after her divorce. Before the deadline, she got in- See HOLLYWOOD on Page 14 75 Years Ago In Blytheyillc — Leachville's first mare and colt show created so much interest that it has been decided to make the event an annual one prior to the Mississippi County Fair at Blytheville each year, it was announced today. Lionism as it should be and its causes were discussed by Cecil W. Webb of Chicago, district deputy governor of Lions International, at the weekly meeting of the Lions club held at the Hotel Noble today. Mrs. Maja L. Skaller was elected president of the Ladies Aid of the Temple Israel last night-when. 16 members of the group met at the Temple. 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