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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, September 27, 1954
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PAGI rouB BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, SEPTEMBER If, 1954 THl COURIER NEWS CO. JL W, HA1NB1, Publisher BAJUIY A HAiNES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor FAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •011 Rational Advertising Representative*: Walla* Witm«r Co.. Ntw York. Chicago, Dttrolt, Atlanta, Memphis. »P"i^»«« " " ——• m» nil i •—»— •nttrod as second class matter at tht post- *ffie* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- gresf, October 9. 1917. . SUBSCRIPTION RATES: •By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any -suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25e per week. By mail," within a radiu? of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for, six months, $1.25 ror three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. you tr«, talking with. That's why, in i way, they art more dangeroui than Stalin." There is the essence of it. Stalin was a brutal line plunger. Malenkov and Co. are tricky forward passers. Obviously they are already too smart for the neutralists, whom they have beautifully fooled with their new offense. We had better make sure they are not too smart for us as well, or the free world will be lost. Meditations And the kin* said unto him, Turn aside, and *tand her?. And he turned aside, and stood stillv- H. Samuel II:JO. * * * , Ne principal is more noble, as there is none awre holy, than that of a true obedience.—Henry OilM. Barbs Jt's much harder lor a young man to get up with ifee sun when he stays out late with the daughter. . * * f' • .' An Interior decorator say* home is at comfortable as its furniture. Every man should buy Us wife ft comfortable couch for him to sprawl on. • -* * * :• -'ft Now if'the time of year wnen some- folks are too sick to work and too well to stay home from fishing. _ * • * *. . Hitchhiking is tinned in an Illinois town, but the {iris still do considerable finger waving. - * * * - A.giant anteater has"a tongue two and one- half feet long. That would just 'about cover our kitchen sink. *.. •f Russia's New Attitude No. one expects American reporters stationed in the Soviet -Union able to -report the truth of what they set— txcept now and then between the lines. What is anticipated is their return home, with the wraps off. Such a moment is now at hand, with the return to .America after five years of the New York Times' Moscow correspondent, Harrison Salisbury. His report is important reading for the whole free world. His major observation, his principal message to all peoples oustide Russia, is, that the'Soviet leaders have not in any way abandoned their goal of'world conquest. They simply have changed their 'way of seeking it. The late Joseph Stalin was a ruthless, buldgeoning, in flexible autocrat who ruled singlehandedly. At home he ground the faces of his people, and abroad his 'stubborn rigidity drove his country into .many blind alleys from which it could not ' escape. Salisbury points out that the new rulers, Molotov, Malenkov, Khrushchev and Kaganovich, are employing ing flexibility and adaptability. And more graceful tactics. They are display- they have made their approaches effecti- . ve and even attractive in some ways. Domesitcally it is a story of less harsh police-state methods, though Salisbury stresses that the basic horrors still exist in shocking proportion. In addition, the new Soviet leaders have turned to production of greater volumes of consumer goods, to ease the strains for ordinary Russians long pressed down by military dictatorship. So far, the average Soviet citizen seems not too greatly impressed by these apparent improvements. Suspicions long fed by Stalin's callousness cannot quickly be wiped away. In foreign affairs it is a different matter. Russia clearly has scored notable in the partitioning of Indochina. li's poli- success at the Geneva conference and cy of "Sweetness and light" has enhanced neutralism in Europe could reject EDC, cornerstone of Western defense. In neutralist circles in Europe, men evidentaly believe that the United States not Russia, is the troublemaker. But even though we may have more consistently appreciated the Communist aims, Salisbury seems to think that our own diplomats may not fully understand thi danftrs in the new Russian attitude. He quotes a Western diplomat on the point: "They (the Ruiiiant) tp«ak to plea- Miktly, so apparently openly and with •o much common sense that you must remind yourself whom it ia N/IEWS OF OTHERS Leave It To The Gypsies! Leave it to the Gypsies. They alone seem to have eluded and defeated the otherwise all embracing and smothering tyranny of the Soviet Union. The inside word from Russia is that Gypsies, in open defiance of numerous Moscow edicts, freely march from one end of that vast country to the other. Thus the Communists^ despite all their skill and perverted science, are as unable to control the wild, free Gypsie spirit as were all the other despotisms which tried and failed throughout the long centuries. The destination of the Gypsies in Russia is a big mystery as it has always been. The real mystery, however, is how they alone have managed to preserve their free nomadic will-o'-the wisn existence in the collectivized and organized Soviet state. Prom the Ukraine to the distant reaches of Asia, the Gypsies have been reported in campus on the move, live somehow off the lanoV- telling fortunes and entertaining a* usual with their wild, wonderful music. The reassuring news that at least someone has managed to remain free in Russia raises questions about what has happened to America's Gypsies. It hasn't been too many year? ago.when it was fairly common to see a tribe of Gypsies camped along the road in a little patch of woods. A young Gypsie woman with liquid black eyes would be cooking over an open fire. She wore full gay skirts (which were suppose to conceal kidnaped children) a fringed shawl of many colors, shining and tinkling bangles in her hair, at her thrpa.t: and on her arms..A lithe and swarthy man lounged nearby in bright sash and dirty clothes: A child or two peered "elfishly from the wagon or tent.. Sometimes there would be a fierce-looking old hag mumbling a strange jargon. Prosperous times in America seem to have done more to "domesticate the Gypsy than any tyranny ever could. Gypsies are still with us, travelling with carnival* and operating their own for'tune- telling stands, but they've turned captialist and become civilized. They now drive bis cars and live in trailers, hotels or their own homes. Mothers no long warn their children about the danger of being kidnaped by Gypsies and the American roads haven't known a Gypsy campfire for years. In a way its a pity.—Rocky Mount CN. C.) Evening Telegram. Not Satisfied The Negro has been calling for equal rights and opportunity. Many have gone beyond those demands. Some of the Negroes in Winter Park. where many have been spoiled by the pampering of some well-meaning misguided folks from up North, are no exception. The city gave them a Negro policeman, who Chief Buchanan says has been doing a good job, but many of the Negroes now want him fired. They don't like their Negro policeman. That's the trouble with many of the Negroes who are demanding what they believe is then- due. When they get it they are not satisfied with it. Because this Negro policeman attempted to arrest another Negro who ,has a long list of law offenses, he was almost mobbed by fellow Ney- roes. If the arresting officer had been white, advocates of social equality would have at once put up a cry of persecution. What excuse can they have when the arresting officer was of their color? As a rule Negroes are harder on Negroes, when they are placed in authority, than whites are. If the day should come when the Negro will rule as the white, he might long for the good old days when his white friends were more tolerant of his misdeeds than are his own people—Orlando (Fla.) Evening Star. Charm in Elevators Progress, it seems j has physical limits. New York's twin office buildings at 260 and 261 Madison Aev. have new automatic "operatorless" elevators, reports the Wall Street Journal. Yet they have • charming young ladies to operate them— redheads at 260, brunets at 261 across the avenue. Free beauty treatments once a week go with the job. The explanation of a spokesman for the buildings' operating company: "We find automatic elevators a little cold—we warm them up."— Milwaukee Journal. SO THEY SAY A new direction has been set, toward greater responsibility and freedom for agriculture.—Agri- sulture Secretary Benson. * * •> The Republican leaders don't know what they are doing or where they art going. And, my friends, tht Reds are taking full advantage of it. —House Minority Leader Sam Rayburn. * * * President Eisenhower and the Republican Congress have constituted a gre*.t team. Now, more than ever befort, we must guard agalnst breaking up thi* team.—Republican National Chairman Leanord W. Mali The Eternal Problem \ Peter fcfson's Washington Column —> Citizen WantsHisFHA ^Windfall: Special Term 3 for Democrats Erskuie Johnson , IN HOLLYWOOD WASHINGTON—(NEA) — Norman P. Mason, commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration, recently got a letter addressed to "The Housing- Authority, Washington, D. C." It was postmarked from a rural route of a small Louisiana town. It was written ' in shaky handwriting and, "How it ever happened to end up on my desk, I'll never know," Commissioner Mason declares. This is what the letter said: "Sir:, "I've been reading about windfalls in the paper. I would like to build about a $10,000 house and get about a $2500 windfall. Please send me instructions how to do this." The letter was signed and a return address was given. But below this, the man who wrote the letter added this postscript: •'Never mind building the house. Just send me-the $2500 windfall." Undersecretary of Labor Arthur Larson, who has taken over the heavy speech-making assignment schedule for his department, told a Pulaski, Va,, audience about the last time he was in their city, several years ago. He was looking for an inexpensive place to stay. He saw a "Room for Rent" sign in a window and, thinking it best to pose as a Democrat in that part of the country, he went over and inquired of the landlady: "You wouldn't by any chance have any special terms for Democrats, would you?" "I certainly have," she answer- ed, "but I'm too much of a lady to use them." The possibility that cancer of the throat might be an occupational disease of politicians was seriously considered is , a recent Washington conference of cancer experts from all over.the country. Dr. H. Russell Fisher, an outstanding throat cancer specialist from University of Southern California, revealed that he is looking into the problem specifically. He is also trying to find whether other professions that call for a lot of talking—like teaching or selling—may show a heavy incidence of throat cancer. - . In his wonc so far, Dr. Fisher has discovered that for no explainable reason, bartenders and hotel, workers are susceptible to this affliction,. James L. Murphy, chairman of the National Citizens for Eisenhower Congressional Committee, admits privately that one of his major headaches comes from try- :ing to furnish election campaign j material to candidates, from industrial cities like Detroit, which still have serious unemployment problems. A principal argument which GOP campaign workers are using to persuade voters they should return' a Republican-controlled Congress to Washington is the solid state of prosperity in the country. This is based on the sound political doctrine that if people are better off now than they were last election, they will vote to keep the existing Administration in office. But for people out of a job, other' arguments have to be used and that's what the Murphy committee is trying to work out. U. S. Information Agency has been widely showing abroad a documentary film entitled "The Peaceful Use of Atomic Energy." It was produced to explain President Eisenhower's new plan for a world pool of atomic energy to help areas with acute electric power shortages. Also, the film puts over the idea that the United States isn't just interested in atomic energy for bombs. A report to USIA headquarters in Washington covers one recent showing of this film by a mobile unit at Montoggia, a small town near Genoa, Italy. A crowd of 600 Italians gathered on the village square was much interested in the picture. They applauded the part where President Eisenhower explained his plan to the UN General Assembly. All this irritated a local Communist leader so much that he left the crowd and climbed into his little Italian car to drive away in.disgust. Before he departed he decided to break up the show. Deliberately he rammed his car into the heavy screen box used by the mobile unit. The, box was strong and stood firm, but the frail bumper on the car crumpled. And the crowd howled in derision. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P, JORDAN, M. D. Today I am given a good scolding. Q—You and other doctors make me tired. Why can't you give a straightforward "yes" or "no" answer to the questions you are asked? You pretend to help people in your column but you don't tell what to do to. get well but just advise theaa to go see their doctors. It seems to me you are just trying to get the doctors to make more money, J. L. A—All right, all right. First, as to the "yes" or "no" answer. Te reason it is usually so difficult to make a flat statement in reply to a medical question is that two people who appear to have the same disorder often do not get along the same way even when they receive the same treatment. Would you, for example, want me to say that all those who suffer a heart attack will die suddenly? If I did it would not be true because a great many recover and live normal lives. It is for reasons like this that a direct yes or no answer is so often impossible when dealing with human ailments. Now to the question on giving treatments. Again two people with the same disease will not respond the same way to the same'drugs; them, have enough or too much to and not another and the dosage or amount will vary from person to person. Probably the most dangerous thing I could do would be to recommend the same treatment to all readers of this column who suffered from what appeared to them to be identical symptons. Finally, I -am not trying to make the doctors rich. Most - of them have enougt r too much to do anyway. But surely a person who is ill stands a better chance of getting well from the personal attention of a competent physician than from any recommendations for treatment publshed in some kind of wholesale manner. Q—Can Anyone die of ft broken Heart? I have had a terrible shock and disappointment and feelter- ribly hurt. ' Mrs. A. A—There is no physical disorder which doctors recognize as a broken heart coming from shock and disappointment. It is -true that emotional shocks can bring about some bodily changes, however, and hurt and disappointment can be one of these. I should say, however, thatdeath from a "broken heart" is not in the cards. Q—Can you give me information on the disease called "torticollis"? ' Mrs. B. A—This is the medical name for wry neck, meaning that the neck is somewhat twisted and the -head held on one side. The cause of most varieties is rather obscure but often there seems to be a strong emotional or nervous element. In the more difficult cases a highly technical operation has sometimes proved successful where other measures have failed. Q—Is it possible to get ptomaine poisoning from eggs? Mrs. H.B. A—The word "ptomaine" has gone out of use but'it is possible to get food poisoning from eggs if they have been contaminated with germs. This is rather unusual and poisoning from eggs is one of the more uncommon forma of food poisoning. IN HOLLYWOOD they are building a perfectly round office building. But we predict it won't be popular with the movie set. How could you corner a starlet in a round office —Greenville (8.0.) Piedmont. ' * * * WANT TO LIVE in a big city? The teen-age crime rate in tbe borough of Manhattan (N.Y.) Is three tlmea that,of the average of all cities in the nation.—Memphi* Press-Scimitar. * • • H1W WORD of caution to motorist*: Always k**p a do** watch on other drivers. They may be M reckless as you ai-e. — New Orleans States. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY Study Foe's Habits And Win Games One of the most entertaining hands I have seen in years was played in the recent national championships by Sam Fry, Jr., who has been one of the country's great players for many years. Sam brought home an "impossible" slam largely because he knew that NORTH 17 V52 4 Q 8 5 4 *J754 EAST 4 A10 8 62 V 1074 4K1086 *« SOUTH (D) VAQJ963 • A 4-AKQ102 Both sides vulnerable Sooth Wee* Nortk Rat* 2 + Pass 2 • Pass 2V Pass SN.T P»*i 4* Pass 5+ Past 6* Pass Pas* Pis* Opening l«td—•• I be WAS playing against a 'fallible human being. Don't let the bidding disturb you. Fry and his partner were using two clubs as their only forcing opening bid. Perhaps North was a trifle too ambitious, but he can b* forgiven in view of the result. West didn't know whether to lead a diamond or * spade, but he tossed a mental coin and opened the deuce of diamonds. This was good luck for Sam Fry, the declarer, since a spade lead would have settled hi* hash immediately. About two seconds After the dummy had appeared, Sam made his brilliant pay. It'll take ut a HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screens: "I didn't think Hollywood would want me back. I was the most surprised person in the world when a cable reached me in England to report for a movie." That's VivtcA Lindfors, her high heels back On the sound stages where she once earned the reputation of being a' hard-to-handle movie queen, talking out loud about her fresh start as a film emoter in Par amount's "Run for Cover" and MQM's "Moonfleet." Maybe Viveea s t o r m e d and talked out of turn about her movie career when Warner Bros, imported her as "another Garbo" from Sweden in the late *40's, but these dty& she's Miss Cooperation and Miss Eager-Beaver. Confesses Viveca: - ^ "I.had to somehow grow up a little. There weren't any food role* for me or maybe it was all my fault. I .know now that an actress should work all. the time. It's up to the actress to adjust to the part. "I-didn't think that way when I first cams to. Hollywood. It's like -,lt was in the old days in the theater. One night you have a great, role.The next you play a small part. If you. are going to wait - for the great part, you may "never work again." TWO MOKE of Red Buttons' TV writers have resigned. Fun. ... Vic McLaglen will play the Wallace Beery role .in the tele- version "of "Tugboat Annie." ... Jean Peters' new hubby is trying to talk her out of resuming her film Career. She's humming "Undecided." , The Margaret Field signed for a Loretta Young TV show is, in private life, the wife of TV's Range Rider — Jack Mahoney. . Now hear this—from the touring "Caint Mutiny Court-Martial." Paul Douglas may never be invited to another Hollywood cocktail party after this wordage: "I love Hollywood—all hut the Madison Square Garden-type cocktail parties. You stand arounding talk to people you wouldn't be caught dead with individually." Ouch! Another Martini, please. A bright movie newcomer,.busty little longer. The slam was pretty cold if East had the king of hearts, for South would finesse for it and could afford to lose one spade trick. The slam seemed' doomed if West had the king of hearts (which WAS the case), for then West would take the king of hearts and lead a spade to set the contract. Can declarer do anything to improve his chances even if West has the king of hearts? Sam Fry found such a play, by. putting up the queen of diamonds from, the dummy at the first trick. It's very unnatural, to. be sure, to play the queen from dummy when you know that you're going to have to play your own singleton ace on the trick. As it happened, however, there was no way for East to be sure that South had thw blank ace. He .covered the queen of diamonds' with his king, and now the play of the ace of diamonds was not a giveaway. Sam next led the ten of clubs to dummy's jack and immediately tried the heart finesse, giving East no chance to signal with a high spade on a second or third round of' trumps, East won with the king of hearts and had to make the crucial play. Naturally West tried to cash the "Jack&of diamonds, expecting South to have at least one small diamond in his hand. Much to West's surprise, South ruffed, drew two rounds of trumps and ran all of the hearts, discarding dummy's spades in the process. The rest was easy. Elaine Edwards (t former Powen model) about the career chances of models in Hollywood: "I never mention my modeling. The moment » producer hears a, girl was a model he is immediately convinced she can't act." VINCENT PRICE NIXED Th« Amazing Mr. Malone TV serias. He's gambling on his Broadway starrer, "Black Eyed Susan." Anthony Quinn said it at Frascati's about an inept foreign film director: "He was teaching » fish t» swim—and it drowned." From Venice, where .Katharine Hepburn is starring in "Time of the Cuckoo," comes this hew chapter in a book that might be titled, "Hepburn Vs. the Press." La Hepburn walked into her favorite picturesque bar one evening and spotted a photographer quaffing a glass of heady brew. Angrily, she turned to the owner of the bar and reminded him that for five years she had been * patron. "And if you are going to allow photographers,' 7 she is reported to have said, "I shall never come here again." The bar owner blinked sleepily: "Miss Hepburn, this photographer is a friend of mine »nd has been coming here for 15 years. Do what the Hades you like." The star stalked out. MAUREEN O'HARA'S acting brother, James Liliburn, is beaming' over the critical notices he received for "Suddenly" — and paying tribute to Frank "Sinatra who starred. Says Jimmy about the pugnacious Sinatra: "He's great with fellow actors. He won't let a camera turn until everyone is properly lighted." But when news cameramen try to properly light Frank—Wow! Scott McKay will be Celeste Holm's leading man in her TV series, "Honestly, Celeste." ... Jay (Caligula in "The Robe") Robinson lost out to John Derek in the role of John Wilkes Booth in "Prince of Players" but got a pay rise, a new contract and the right to do a Broadway play as compensation. The studio prop man has to duplicate all the World War IT medals Audie Murphy won, except his Congressional Medal of Honor, for his film biography, "To Hell and Back." Explained 'most-decorated Audie to a surprised studio: "What happened to all of them? I'm sorry, but I gave them away." All the legal tentacles have been unloosened and Dan Duryea is now in San Francisco making 13 new installments in his China Smith telefilm series. Dan and Producer Bernie Tabakin are- working at top speed to complete the first batch so he can report to MGM for his starring role with Barbara Stan- wyck in "The Marauders." Then he'll start another series of 13 home screen thrillers. 75 Years Ago In Miss Anita Fay Beck, Connie Modinger and Barnes Crook spent Sunday at the University of Mississippi at Oxford visiting friends there. . . Mrs. V. O. Holland and Mrs. W. W, Shaver spent yesterday in Crenshaw, Miss., 'Visiting friends. Mrs. Theodore Logan is able to be out after having been ill of a, cold for several days. Well-Known Names Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Tracy 5 "Emerald Isle" 9 Franklin 12 Persia 13 Was borne 14 Reverential fear 15 Thinks it over 17 Stitch 18 Nuts* —. Cavetl 19 Rags 21 Secure 23 "My Gal—" 24 Peculiar 27 Greater 29 Writer John Stuart — SlCheerer 34 Thoroughfare 36 Nearly 37 Staircase parts 38 Ogle 39 Placet 41 Observe 42 America's "Uncle —" 44 The one here 46N*gative •Itctrod* 49 Rowed 53 Blackbird of cuckoo family •54 Ancestry 50 Fabulous bird 57 Sea etgle* M'The — Curtain** 59 Abstract being 60 To cut •ICtpt DOWN 1«A * dozen" 3 Moslem magistrate 4 Makes socks 5 Age 6 Cad 7 Notion 8 Birds' homes 9 In baseball, differences between a fair 'balland aioul 26Servants M* 10 Pitcher UTidings 16 English river 20 Domesticates 22 Defended places 24 Spoken 25 Meager allotment 28 Soil 30 Entice 31" majesty" 33 The Pentateuch 35 Sight 40 Eternity (poet.) 43 Sulks 45 Shiny fabric 46 Mind 47 Soon 48 Mend 50 Unusual 5l't«ives 52 Lairs 55 Compass point

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