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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, January 24, 1956
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JANUARY 24, 1958 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARB? A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager "Sola National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October S, 1917. Member of The Associated Press ' "' SUBSCRIPTION BATES: .By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $6.50 per year, $3.50 for six months. $2.00 for three months: by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS —This-they *•", l»mp)ln r Mm. that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down and and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard themp.ot.— John 8:6. * * * Never resist temptation: prove all things: hold fast that which Is good. —Shaw. BARBS Election year Is with us and a lot of politicans are getting wound up to do some runing down later on. * * * A western prison is cutting down on the number of TV programs shown to Inmates. Sound? like a pretty considerate place. * # * We'd all be happier if fonts would forget their troubles, especially when talking to others. * * * Kentucky officlali took two families Into court V> talk over a family argument. Feud lor thought. * * * CbanoM an that all but the people who read them thoroiifhlj acre* with the varioui All- American football choice*. Dulles' Difficulty Thert appears to b« very little wrong with Secretary of State Dulles that a good editor couldn't cure. He really lives two lives. In one h« is the man of action, and here his accomplishments are many. In the other he is the man of verbal statement, and in this he finds himself again and again in hot water. One of his principal troubles seems that to be that he permits too flashy a "lead" to be put on what he says. An example is his latest difficult, an article in Life magazine which quotes him liberally on how the United States has met specific crises in Korea, Indochina and Matsu-Quemoy in the past three years. According to Dulles, this country three times went to the brink of war but was saved from it by threats of stern action, including atomic retaliation. Democrats have assailed these declarations and accused Dulles not only of. historical inaccuracy but of contradicting his own secret testimony before a congressional committee. British and French diplomats likewise have questioned his accuracy, and have announced their shock that he would talk glibly of seeing the United States go to the "brink" of war. The matter of Dulles' accuracy can only be settled by recourse to the documents, a process which will require days and weeks. What evidently disturbs his critics most, however, is the "brink of war" philosophy ascribed to him in the article. Said Dulles: "The ability to get to the verge of war without getting into the war is the necessary art. If you cannot master it, you inevitably get into war. If you try to run away from it, if you are scared to go to the brink, you are lost .... \Ve walked to the brink and we looked it in the face." In the European view, no man or nation should walk that close to all-out war in this Atomic Age. Yet it is very likely that, as he has often done before, Dulles has overstated his case in trying to make his point. That's where the good editing ought to come in. Nevertheless,he has a point that is fundnmentnlly sound: Clear willingness to use force if pushed too far is a deterrent ngsinst aggression. Had we evidenced that willingness in early 1950, the Communists never would have attacked South Korea. They thought we would not fight to save it. Furthermore, the "show of force" deterrent, is an «K«-old device of European diplomacy. Britain and France did not ItMlUtc to use it when they held power. TcxUy Wi, not they, have th« power and ar« looked to for preservation of tht peace. Europe's reported shock at hearing we have employed the weapon of deterrence seems something less than a realistic response. In standing behind Dulles as the best secretary of state he has ever known, President Eisenhower pinned his defense on policy grounds—not Dulles' words. He stressed that America must stand firm in its program for waging peace with justice. If that be interpreted as standing at the brink, he said, then that is because other nations are creating the circumstances that produce the perilous situation. After all, Dulles did not create the crises in Korea, Indochina and Matsu— Quemoy. He did not lead us to the brink to gee how Hogg we conM He was concerned to avoid it, but he was convinced the way to do that was to let the enemy know exactly what he could expect from us. It is not what Dulles has done but what he said that has brought him fresh difficulty. His choice of language has alarmed a good many. But his policy of deterrence should shock no friend of freedom. It has worked where negotiation— or silence—has failed and let us into war. VIEWS OF OTHERS We Can Be Proud The admission of a Negro to the white Lee Memorial Hospital because he wa» so critically burned that his transfer from the emergency room there to the colored Jones-Walker Hospital would have jeopardized his Ufa at that stage should be a source of deep pride to this community which supports the hospital, Racial segregation i» a aolidly founded Institution here, at in other southern communities. There are deep-seated reasons for its establishment and for its continuance in the foreseeable future. The hospital incident signalizes no departure from it. For segregation wai no consideration in this ease. Here a human life was at stake, and the hospital's mission is to save lives. The hospitam administration and its medical staff acted in accordance with the highest principles of Christianity and humanity in seting extraneous considerations aside to save this life, and those responsible for doing so deserve the highest credit for it. They also deserve the thanks of all those who are devoted to upholding the southern way of life, now embattled on many fronts. Incident* such as this, and there are many of them all the time, help to set in proper focus the picture of the South that gets distorted by an occasional Emmett Till case. The pity it that when a Negro i» taken into a white hospital in order that his life may be saved, when a white youth In Gainesville risks his life to rescue Negro children from a blazing building as happened just the other day, and when similar incidents o{ this nature occur all over the Suoth, they do not get the publicity m the North that the few discreditable occurrences <jo.—Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Pungent Phrases Simple little phrases frequently speak more eloquently than volumes of prose. Take the words "voting with their feet." We don't know where it came from, but It has real punch, when used to refer to the feelings of the millions of persons in Communist East Germany who have walked to freedom in West Germany. Can you think of a more dramatic way to express the unspoken sentiment of the refugees from Communism? The U. S. Chamber of Commerce is pushing another good one, this in connection with proposals for a vast program of federal aid to build schools. It's this: "Do you want the federal government on your school board?" Reading this, you develop in your mind a picture of the colossus in Washington hovering over every local school board meeting. The phrase makers in American public life haven't lost their genius for a capsule thought that punches a man right In the eye. — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. SO THEY SAY I wear simple things, because I feel they are best on me. And when I go shopping I go alone —I make up my own mind. —Actress Grace Kelly, who shared honors as Best Dressed Woman with Mrs. William Paley. * * * I am not afraid. It Is still to be seen who will be quicker on the trigger.—Juan peron, ousted Argentine dictator, reveals he carries a gun In Panama to protect himself against "paid assassins." * * * It's like the old Br'er Rabbit going back to the rabbit patch.—Jim Tatum leaves the University of Maryland to return to his alma mater, University of North Carolina, as hesd football coach. * * * It seems to me less a State of the Union message.— Adlal Stevenson, criticizing Mr. Elsenhower's State of the Union message. * # * It (vote to defy the New 'Sork SUte Athletic Commission) wasn't unanimous, It wa* 100 per cent. — Charley Johnson, president International Doxlni Guild.' General Ridgway—Retired? HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Noel Coward was In a "dreamy" mood. The famous brand, of Coward vit was lighting up our dark res- aurant corner like a pre-dawn Peter Edson's Washington Column — Secretary Humphrey Believes Business Will Level Off in 1956 NBA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Business in the year ahead will level off. Corporate profits in 1956 may be no higher than they were in 1955, In the opinion of Secretary of Treasury George M. Humphrey. This conclusion is based on federal tax collection estimates made by the treasury in connection with President Eisenhower's new G5.9- billion-dollar budget for the fiscal year beginning next July 1. Using only a few lines on a single sheet of paper, Secretary Humphrey sums up the story In this simple statement: This estimate Is made despite the fact that corporation profits rose from 34 billion In 1954 to 43 billion in 1955. This nine-billon-a- year increase rate had been e- pected to continue in 1956, at least in part. But Secretary Humphrey and his experts don't see it that way now. "This may be unduly conserva- ive, and I hope It Is," says Sec : retary Humphrey. "Last year we had a high volume of income," he continues. "But history shows you don't keep going up. "The conservative approach Is therefore to take profits at the same level." The belief that personal Income will rise by the billion dollars in spite of the fact that corporate profits may level off, is explained by two factors. "One is that a million new workers are coming into the labor force every year. Their wages add to the total personal income. The second factor is that wage increases granted last year will eat into corporate earnings this year, and so reduce profits. Secretary Humphrey says further that a certain amount of price competition may be expected in the year ahead. He likens this situation to what happened in the 1920's. The country went through a period of "profitless prosperity," which he says was not a bad idea. It was marked by a high volume of business, but by low and attractive prices. 'This rather bearish statement from toe government's top financial authority will probably create more consternation In Congress than the budget message itself. It is not what politicians want to hear in an election year. But Secretary Humphrey insists that his estimates are honest. He says he is not hiding any three or four billion dollars of anticipated income from taxes which he can spring later as a pleasant surprise. Consequently, he says there is no ures, as he sees it now. Further, more, the revenue estimates he has made are based on extending the corporate and excise tax Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD ,aurant corner tomic flash. "I sing," he lave ,...„, - told me, "but I ...^ the world's greatest asset for a singer. I have no voice. Isn't .hat dreamy?" The British genius whose plays, English movies, dialog and anecdotes have been the spice on the U.S. moviegoing smorgasbord for 25 years was between rehearsals for his first acting performance in Hollywood—a TV version of his play "Blithe Spirit." on ers," he said, "made me look like an emaciated bull moose." He didn't see Milton Berle'i murderous impersonation of him on TV a few weeks later, "but I heard it was very good — real dreamy. I've never objected to a Coward Impersonation." He spends most of his time now in Jamaica where he's writing a novel. "Will it mnke a movie?" I asked him. Coward looked bored and winced: "I'm afraid so." Dreamy gay, thli Noel Coward. CBS-TV. Only other time he's faced a camera in Hollywood was for a screen test at MGM in 1933. "They asked me to dress up in top hat and tails and report at 2 pm.." he winced. "I refused to wear tails and I couldn't make It until 3. It was a dreamy test, they said. Then they started telling me the plot of my first picture and I took a boat to China." Cavalcade." a hit movie of 1933, was the first Coward play filmed in Hollywood. "Some bankers were running the studio and the wife of one The Voice, Crooner Combine By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD W—The Groaner and the Voice were singing up a storm out in Culver City, so that bore looking Into. The two most famous singers of this generation—Bing Crosby and suggested they buy 'Cavalcade. Prank Sinatra—are engaged in The bankers bought It but everyone at the studio was opposed to filming it. It was dreamy. They ..-ere so disinterested nobody took the trouble to re-write it. That's why it was so good. Nobody put in chorus girls or a railroad accident." BUT OTHER COWARD plays, in creases now scheduled to expire on April 1. When the secretary was asked he was leaving the door open foi a tax cut later on, he said flatly "I am opposed to a tax cut unless I can see where the money is coming from to pay for It, and unless there Is a surplus of income over expenses. "If we could see a surplus, I'd be for a tax cut." As to the size of the surplus necessary to justify a tax cut, the secretary says that a two-and-a- half-billlon surplus would be im- porant, and a three-billion surplus would be significant. The surpluses now anticipated run from only 200 million this year to 400 million dollars next year. On the question of putting a tax cut ahead of debt reduction, Secretary Humphrey declares that In general, a tax cut should precede any large reduction on the national debt. The big cuts in national debt will have reduction to wait In national a general security room for a tax cut In these fig- tax dollar. expenditures, which now run 42 billion dollars a year and take nearly two thirds of the budgeted he scowled, have suffered in the hands of Hollywood re-write men. "They paid me $50,000 for the screen rights to 'Design For Living.' Then they paid Ben Hecht 550,000 to re-write It. "In Hollywood they never trust a writer unless he's under con- a writer unless he's under con- out, doesn't It?" But he'd like to appear In a Hollywood movie. "They make them beautifully in Hollywood. I'd like a good director, though. A director who would be whole-heartedly enthusiastic about everything I would do." NOEL COWARD dialog Is as famous as NOel Coward the man. But it isn't all gay and sophisticated. "I'm victimized by legend," he protests. "How can anyone compare 'Brief Encounter' with 'Blithe Spirit' or 'Dinner At Eight' with 'In Which We Serve'?" The brightest line he's f written? "I don't know really. It depends on the situation. The best lines can be Just one word like 'What?' That's It — 'What?' is my favorite line. It's a dreamy word." Will he ever retire? "RETIRE?" he asked with a startled lopk.*"Retire from what? I like working. I'm 56, but I can't get it out of my head that I'm a precocious boy of 19. But nature will make retiring essential some, day." Since his appearance with Mary Martin in a 90 minute spectacular in New York, TV has captured Coward's fancy.'But he thought It was "dreamy" only after he rearranged the TV lighting and camera angles. "A couple of misplaced cam- the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Many parents have serious prob- mone Injections but doesn't ug ar- lems with their adolescent children | amee results. What is your opln- - eating""hablts are often I ion?—Mrs. J. j A—There is some question as to ;e and method of treating an :ended testicle. In general, it to be felt that hormone of one. ; Q—Our 16-year-old daughter j ™ weighed 145 pounds in the sum-! u mer of 1954. She thenj cut.down ts snou]d be begun some . on her food and a month later en hat earlier—perhaps 5 or 6 years Q-We have a son of four who has the "last three \veeks she has been! eating only ™Jl™_^>f 3S l\ been having trouble with his knee. day in fruit a: but has lost only 4 pounds and In j m ~ nth agQ woke dur . fact today she gained a pound. Do you think this might be glandular trouble?— M.J. ing the night and cried because he could not move his leg. This lasted the whole of the next day and he could not walk at all. The X-ray A—It is barely possible that there j shows that one knee does not have is some glandular trouble involved; as mucn ca i c i um j n It as the In this problem. It is much more otner what do you thta t we likely, however, that this 16-year- old girl is eating sweets or some- should do?—Mrs.A. — D -.. . A—One cannot make a diagnosis thing else on the sly. It Is Incredible j from th j s description but it certain- thai she would not lose weight on a | Iy soun( j s as though this youngster 300-to-600 calorie diet and in all: g'houid have careful teste to see If probability her bureau drawers or !the cause nan be Definitely deter- other hiding places would reveal some surprises. Q—My ten-year-old girl has nose beleds two or three times a week for no reason at all. They stop when she lies down and ice is applied but I am worried about cancer and how long this may go on. Can you reassure me?—-K.G. A—Probably the first step is to have an examination ol the nose to see if there is an ulcer or some local condiion responsbile which should be reaecl. Even whrrt nohlng Is found, his sor of higshd does happen frequently in youm'- sters. There should be no danger of cancer and generally If there is no local or general cause for such bleeding found It will stop In a year or two. Q—Docs premature birth of & child Indicate that It Is likely to be a mongolold? What about a baby delivered by Caesarean section?— Mrs. W. A—So far as I know neither of these circumstances have anything whatever to do with mon- goilsm. <(—Our 12-ynar-nld son was examined by a physician ant! found thnt one tcfltlclo had not come down. The doctor prescribed nor- mined and something done about it before it has done him any IT DOES LOOK as if the time had come when someone ought to explain that a secretary of state of the United States does not have to apologize to India every time he Issues a statement. — Lexington Herald. LITTLE LIZ The guy who claims he Is nobody's fool shouldn't give up. Maybe someone will adopt him. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Long Trumps No . ,. . ,. Help to West By OSWALD JACOB? Written for NEA Service When West doubled four spades in today's hand, he practically shook the room. There was no doubt that he expected to tear South limb from limb. As it happened, Bill Joseph, well-known Paterson expert, held the South hand. Bill has been doubled before and has lived to tell the tale, so he didn't get panicky in this case. The outcome, in fact, was far closer to his expectation than to West's. West opened the deuce of hearts, and South immediately assumed that West had all of the missing trumps, some combination of three hearts, and the king of diamonds. East's opening bid had announced NORTH 4654 V A83 »74 • + A9852 WEST EAST (D) AKQJ32 VQ42 »K63 24 4> None VKJ10975 • 852 • + QJ104 SOUTH A A 10 9 8 7 If 6 • AQJ109 ' + 73 North-South vul. East South West North 3V 3* Pass 4 A Puss Pass Double Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 2 a long heart suit with very little high-card strength, and the penalty double of four spades told the rest of the story. Armed with this Information, d& clarer took the ace of hsarts and luffed a heart Immediately. He next cashed the ncc of diamonds nnd tried to sneak a diamond trick Ihrough by continuing with the nine of diamonds. After much doubt, West stepped up with the king of diamonds (fortunately for him) »nd shifted 1 to the seven of clubs. Bill took the ace of clubs In dummy, ruffed another heart, cashed the king of clubs, and them led the queen of diamonds. By this time West was reduced to his five trumps, with only one defensive trick taken thus far. Bill Joseph continued with a other diamond, and West had to luff with the jack of spades in order to shut the dummy out. With only trumps left In his hand, he hearts, South should immediately lead his low trump. Dummy's remaining trumps still control the diamonds, and South can regain the lead to draw the rest of the trumps. Then he can run the clubs safely, fulfilling his contract. film called "High Society." I ventured out to MGM to witness thla historic meeting of talents. The scene was a rehearsal hall, bare except for a few pieces of furniture representing a drawing room set. Also a piano, beside which sat Bing, dressed conservatively in dark trousers and a plain blue sport shirt. He wore a hat and was singing to the piano accompaniment. Real Thrill Seated nearby was Sinatra, looking natty in grey flannel trousers, black coat and matching accessories. He also wore » hat. Llk« Bing, he Is balding. "This Is a real thrill for me," said Frank. "Bing was a real Idol when I was a kid. I had hi« record! and pictures—the whole works. "We've made about 40 or 50 appearances together, mostly during the war on radio programs and camp shows. We always wanted to do a picture together but never had the story property until now." Director Chuck Walters signaled for a rehearsal. Bing and Prank took their places in the simulated set and ran through a new Cola Porter number, "Well, Did You Evah?" It is their only number together In the film, and they are supposed to be slightly tipsy »t m party. Dancing, Too They sang the number and followed a dance routine outlined by Walters, clicking champagne glasses and walking out of the, scene arm in .arm. After a .few run- throughs, they sat down again to wait for the call to report to the recording stage. The 50-plece orchestra was wait- Ing on the recording stage. Bing and Prank ascended a small platform before the musicians and took their cues from conduotor Johnny Green. Bing sang sitting down and hatless; Frank kept his hat on and stood. They seemed to enjoy the session, which continued for an hour. In Blytheville 75 Yeori Ago Mrs. Byron Morse, Mrs. C. A. Cunningham, Mrs. Marvin Robinson and Mrs. Rodney Bannister were guests when Mrs. M. A. Isaacs entertained members of the Tuesday Bridge Club for a party at her home. Members of the City .Contract Club met at the home of Mrs. Roscoe Crafton for the weekly club party. Guests were Mrs. F. L. Engler, Mrs. Russell Farr and Mrs. Randolph Smith. Richard Becker spent the week- •?nd in Little Rock visiting his mother and family. Supporting Star Answer to Today's Puzzle ACROSS 1 Eve Arden's supporting star, Rockwell 7 He is in a radio and TV -— 13 Click-beetle 1430 (Fr.) 15 Legislative body 16 Church festival .o w DOWN 1 Pauses 2 Ester of oleic acid 3 Flag 4 Greek letter 5 Rot flax 6 Large plant 7 Charger 8 Age 9 Legal point 27 Important 10 Detain in port metal 11 Eternity 28 Gerainl's wife (poet.) 30 Mimic 17 The sun does 12 Twilled fabric 33 Rat this to you 18 He appears with —Arden 20 Unit of energy 21 Pace 23 Hypothetical structural unit 24 Sea eagle 25 Printing mistakes 28 Domestic slave 29 Blackbird of cuckoo family 30 Social Insect 31 Hostelry 32 Pastry 33 Flower 35 Take out of hock 38 Alms 39 Volume 40 Extinct birds 42 Fruit drink 43 Pish 45 Transgression 46 Peruser 49 Store In a silo 52 Guarantee 63 Mortgage* B4 Pilots 15 Racet 19 Bv wav "' 22 Eulogize 24 Venerate 26 British princess 34 Oxidizing enzyme 35 Wand 36 Dyestuff 37 Posted 38 Challenges 39 Bogs down In mud 41 Dirks 44 Congers 47 Rightful 48 Make « mistake 50 Clamp 51 Observe

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