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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1956 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress. October 9, 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any iuburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within « radius of 50 miles, $6.50 per year 13.50 for six months. $2.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS And out of the ground made the Lord God to grow every tree that is pleasant to the sight, and good for food; the tree of life also In tie midst- of the garden, »nd the tree of knowledge of good »nd evil. — Genesis S:9. * * * One is nearer God's heart in a garden Than anywhere else on earth. — Dorothy Gurney. BARBS An Ohio man was arrested after he broke into a pool room. Behind the eight ball after one miscue * * * Wh&t the average man knows about women's clothe* ii what keep* him digging Into the bank account. if * * Going down to Tork with a bad cold these day* 1< a good way to get other people down. * # * One of th« beat keys to succes sis the one that opens ft safety, deposit box full of government bond*. * * * A pessimist is anybody who hai been told by a mechanic what really should be done to his car. Timely Visit Prime Minister Sir Anthony Eden's visit to the United States will not eliminate policy differences between Britain and this country on the major issues of the Cold War. But if it narrows them in any material way, it will prove worth while. The existence of differences is natural and should never be cause for alarm. No two peoples ever see world problems in exactly the same light. is important to keep differences between allies to a reasonable minimum. Leaders of both Britain and the United States have always understood this. This is attested by the fact that Eden's current visit is the seventh Anglo-American meeting of government heads since World War II ended. The moment for another could hardly be more fitting. Communism's political and offensive, thwarted in Western Europe, has Shifted to the Middle East and South Asia. In both areas it is capitalizing heavily on nationalistic and social ferment. The situation in the Middle East is gravely aggravated by the danger of an Israeli-Arab conflict. Russia is operating recklessly in this zone, acting as if communism would be the gainer whether or not there is war. Certainly Eden grasps the peril. We must assume that President Eisenhower and Secretary of State Dulles are equally' aware of it. Yet the unhappy truth is that the West appears not to have the initiative either in the Middle East or in South Asia. The need is for new imagination, new boldness. Policies designed for the days when communism was looking elsewhere will no longer do. All free peoples must voice hope that for the sake o ( the liberty they cherish, Sir Anthony and his American hosts find the beginnings of a fresher, more vigorous approach. Eden's visit seems sure, too, to bolster his recently sagging prestige at home. He has been charged with many things, a good share of which add up to not doing enough. His trip to America is at least evidence he recognizes the need for action. . A meeting with Dulles and the President may serve as well to clear up any lingering misunderstandings that are left in the wake of Dulles' unfortunate plungr* into the verbal jungles in the recent Life magazine article. No on« with the safety of the free world «t heart could wish anything but prim* iuece»s to the participants in this perhaps fftteful seventh meeting of American n'nd British leader*. More of the Memoirs Former President Harry S. Truman is now unfolding the second volume of his lovely memoirs. Like most writings in this category, they are not history but a contribution to history. Mr. Truman, never one to dodge controversy, plunges right into another one by discussing the events that led to the Communist capture of China in 1949. He parcels out quite a lot of blame, but none of it seems to fall too close to home. Certainly no one who has read even the most general account of that period wants to fasten responsibility on him. The Chinese debacle had many causes. But his method of reporting this sad chapter shows the same flaw that cropped up again and again during his presidential regime. Mr. Truman seems eonstitutinally unable to acknowledge important error. He is fiercely loyal to his friends and to his own memory of events. Unfortunately, both of them have proved faulty on a number of occasions. VIEWS OF OTHERS Trouble Up North . A young Detroit Negro has been sentenced to 199 years in prison after pleading guilty to the murder of a white girl he met at a party given by an army unit in Chicago. He admitted strangling and raping the girl. If a case like this had come up in the South, there probably would have been more commotion over it, particularly in the Detroit-Chicago area. People up that way probably would have felt quite sure that the young Negro would not get a fair trial in the South, and they might even have contributed to an organized effort to defend him in court. In this particular case, the young army private admitted his guilt and the court handed out a stiff sentence, along with a statement that if the case had been contested, the death penalty . could have been expected. Thus the court performed its duty in a commendable manner. The case also shows something else. It shows a set of legal and socially acceptable circumstances in which the crime occurred. The young man's mother testified that he has been a good boy "before he joined the army" and never drank intoxicants. The young man himself related that shortly before the murder he drank 14 or 15 cans of beer at a party in the mess hall of an antiaircraft battery in, a park, where he met the white girl. Her body was found four days afterward in a clump of hushes. One result of the case was an order prohibiting the sale of liquor at any army posts in city parks. That order is a preventive measure, and it takes into account one of the circumstances entering the case. What's more, it looks like a sincere and conscientious effort — so far as it goes — to preserve order and protect people from harm. It is discriminatory, and it may be unfair to many other GI's who have remained orderly and well-behaved after drinking liquor in parks. But the circumstances seem to justify the ban and make it understandable. In the South, one of the other circumstances would have been different. The Negro man and the white girl would not have met at a party in a city park, because of a racial barrier. This barrier is discriminatory, and it may be unfair to many persons who could get along Well together If it were removed, but there Is a strong belief in the South that it helps to prevent just such crimes as the one in Chicago. If the people of the South take extra precaution against this sort of thing, it is because they are more concerned about it. This kind of concern Is not necessarily narow-minded. It easily may be more far-sighted than an attitude of "anything goes — short of murder". Perhaps people In other parts of the country can enjoy a greater degree of inter-racial freedom than in the South, without encountering the kind of trouble that the South tries to avoid...But this tragedy in a Chicago park does not show it. — Lumberton (N. C.) Robesonian. Two-Bit Pi I Is To End Your 11 Is Unless you're a vegetarian, deficiency diseases you may have could have been prevented with 25 cents worth of vitamins a year. That is, according to one expert on dietary diseases, who says that all the world's major deficiency diseases except one can be eliminated with 25 cents' worth of vitamins per person per year. Kwashiorkor, in case you're interested, is the exception, and it's seldom found outside the circle of persons whose diets are of vegetable origin and contain little protein. Now if some expert would Just come along and tell us what to ask for with our quarter when we walk into the pill-laden corner drug store, we'd be much obliged. — LaOrange (Ga.) Dally News. SO THEY SAY The greatest single deterrent against Commu- nislic aggression in the Far East Is the Strategic Air Force, which could punish severely any aggression against our positions. — U. S. Air Force Secretary Donald Quarles. # * * This year Russia will grsduate 120,000 new scientists and engineers of all types, which will compare with our total of 70,000. As we have slipped into low gear In turning out chemists and physicists, the Russian educational system h«« moved firmly into high gear. - den. Nathan Twining, Air Force Chief of Staff, says outlook for U. 8. la Its arms race with Russia 1s ominous. 'it's a Road—It Just Hasn't Been Used Much" PAYMENTS ON NATIONAL DEBT NU«, live. Peter Edson's Washington Column — American Passports Are Said Targets of Communist Conspiracy WASHINGTON . — (NEA) — A Communist conspiracy to destroy the value of U.S. passports and to "break the cover," or force disclosure of the identities of Amerl. can security agents, has been detected by high government officials. This situation has been developing gradually over the past year. It arises from an organized effort to force the U.S. government to issue passports for unrestricted travel to people under Communist direction. There have been 60 cases over the years in which the U.S. State Department has denied passports to suspected Communists. Thirteen cases arose in 1955. The most important of them, which may be headed for an eventual Supreme Court test, concerns Leonard B. Boudin. It may set the pattern for whether the government can be forced to issue a passport to any applicant. Also, it may settle the Issue of whether the government can be forced to disclose the identity of FBI agents or other informants on Communist activities in America. Boudin Is the son of Joseph B Boudin, who was one of the incorporators of what later became Armtorg Trading Corp. This is the Soviet purchasing agency In America. His uncle was attorney for Earl Browder when he was head of the party. Leonard Boudin is a former instructor at the Cpmmunist Jefferson School in New York. He is a lawyer who has handled many passport cases, including that of Paul Eobeson. In October 1954, ^ Boudin applied to have his own passport renewed. He took an oath that he was not then a member of.the Communist party. He refused to make an affidavit that he had never been a Communist. Boudin's passport application was twice turned down. The second time, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles made an affidavit that Boudin "has been and continues to be a supporter of the Communist movement." Boudin filed suit in federal district court, asking that the State Department be directed to remove its restricions on ravel. Judge Luther W. Youngdahl denied this petition. But he ordered the State Department to give Boudin's passport application a new hearing. And he ruled that "the decision must be substantiated by evidence contained In the record." The government has filed an appeal of this ruling to higher court, If the government should lose its case, the Communists would be in a position to make hay. It has been said that the Internationa" Communist conspiracy needs 20,000 passports a year for its espionage and communciatlons network. There is nothing for facilitiates such travel like an American passport. Attempts at forgeries and doctoring of U.S. passports are numerous. It is assumed that there are at least 20,000 or more Communists now operating In the American underground. At the same time, a passport breakdown would destroy the value of the U.S. credentials as a safe conduct for legitimate travel. The by-product of this might well be the impairment of U.S. internal security. It would give every Communist applying for a _ contested passport the right to make the government disclose the work, of its agents combating communism. FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover's recent protest against revealing the identities of his Informers may be taken as an Indication as to the seriousness of this threat. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Mrs. H. asks what the effects would be of drinking three or four cups of coffee around 7 in the morning and another two .cups at breakfast, around 9 or 10. Before embarking on a discussion of the effects of coffee in general, it may be said that this is quite a lot of coffee to drink so close together but the effects will vary from person to person. Some people seem .to get away with this amount without any apparent harm and in others so much seems definitely undesirable. The active drug in coffee is known as caffeine. The usual cup of strong coffee contains enough caffeine to produce a definite drug efiect, though possibly it is somewhat lessened by the fact that in coffee the caffeine is combined with some other substances. Coffee, therefore, acts as a stimulant which increases temporarily mental and physical energy, and acts to some extent to relieve mental and muscular fatigue. Many people drink coffee also for its comforting and relaxing effect. Caffeine as a drug is well kown as a brain stimulant. It is used sometimes to combat some of the harmful effects of actue poisoning with morphine or other depressing drugs. i It stimulates breathing and Is! used by doctors for this purpose | In certain cases of asthma and and other disorders of breathing. Caffeine acts also on the heart and the blood vessels. It tends to dilate some of the blood vessels so that more blood may flow through and it Is a direct heart stimulant leading towards maintaining ;he blood pressure or even raising it somewhat. Another effect of caffeine is to stimulate the formation of urine. Caffeine pnd its chemical relatives have therefore been used fnr a lonfj time to Increase urinary flow when that was desirable. Likewise, ordinary doses of caffeine act directly on most of the i. uscles causing them to contract more powerfully and to become tired less easily. These arr the principal actions "f the drug caffeine, although :' affects to a lesser degree many other functions of the body. Coffee for other liquids contnin- In* caffeinei usually produce little or no harm if consumption Is mod- erate. Unfortunately, nervous people are the ones most likely to drink too much and it is in them that injury from caffeine is most likely. When susceptible people do drink too much of a caffeine-containing beverage, they may become excessively nervous, develop pounding of their hearts, headache sleeplessness, trembling, and digestive disturbances. Generally such unpleasant symptoms can be quickly abolished by cutting down or eliminating the amount taken. ON THE BACK of a van carry Ing an Elgin Casket Company sign, over the left fender: "Pass Here. Your Business." Over the right rear fender: "Pass Here. Our Business." — Dallas Morning News. MAN Is the only animal that blushes—or needs to. — Cleveland (Ga.) Courier. THE 1955 corn crop has been valued at more than four billion dol lars. This is a lot of corn, but not nearly as much as will be produced in the presidential election year of 1956.—Lexington Herald. 'EDITORS know that one of the things'they are going to get at cock- tall parties is abuse. Sorta blends In with the refreshments. — Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. alll—Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. IP BOTH the Republicans and the Democrats help the farmers, how can they bet any political advantage from it? — Port Myers (Fla.J News-Press. By the time most people leorn lo behove themselves they're too old for anything ttse.__ '_ «««•_ • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bridge Simple It Foes Guess By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service How would you play today's South hand at a contract of three no-trump? West opens the live of diamonds, and you win the first trick with the queen. How do you proceed from that point? You have eight tricks in top cards, and you can easily develop a ninth trick by successfully guessing the location of the queen of hearts. If you make a mistake by taking the iinesse in the wrong direction, however, you will go down. A good guesser needs no advice. If you occasionally misguess a queen, however, you can find a better way to play today's hand than by trying to make your ninth trick in hearts. Take three rounds of clubs, cash the ace of diamonds, and then let 'WEST 4 A <3 S V74 4VKI085S 41063 , NOKTH tl 4J32 VKI03 • 764 4KQ95 EAST 4 10 878 VQ9862 4>J9 442- SOUTH (D) 4K94 4>AQJ 4.AJ8T North-South vuJ. 8*uth We* North East 14 Pan 24 Pau 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— • 1 West take hii diamond tricks. You can discard » spade on the fourth round of diamonds and a club on the fifth round. Dummy hai nq problems, of course, since, two spades can be spared. You carefully refrain from cashing a fourth club In order to have this safe discard available at this time. Having taken his diamonds, West must now lead • spade or a heart. In either cut, his lead must guarantee your ninth trick. Bridge is in easy game when you cm make your opponents take your guesses far you. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively yours: It's "High Society" but not high C for the future Princess of Monaco. MOM's looking for a singer to dub Grace Kelly's songs in the film. The studio's afraid her own singing voice isn't strong enough to compete with two pros like Bing Crosby and Prank Sinatra. There's a switch, meanwhile, on the singing double for the star In •'The Vagabond King," which introduces Oreste (Kirkop) as competition for Mario Lanza. Oreste's singing voice Is sensational, but Paramount didn't like his Maltese accent. Another actor dubbed his speaking voice In many scenes. Mllnhnm rnnltM « SUr- prise and unheralded appearance in hubby Bob's latest film. "Ban- dido." She's a doll he whistles at in a Mexican street scene . . . Richard (Medic) Boone's young son Peter wants to follow In his dad's footsteps but not in his acting footsteps. He wants to be a doctor. Marlon Brando floored an independent producer who paged him for a new movie. Brando was willing to play the role for 75 per cent of the gross earnings and FULL OWNERSHIP of the film after five years! That's a new high in star-participation demands. This Is Hollywood, Mrs. Jones: Zsa Zsa Gabor and George Sanders got along better as the costars of a hew Screen Gems tele- film, "Autumn Fever," than they did as Mr. and Mrs. When they separated, George wailed: '"She squeezed me like an orange and then tossed me out." Now he's saying: "I have a new respect for her as a woman and as an actress." The Witnet: Overheard at the Restaurant LaRue: "He's got' more money than I know what to do with." Not In the. Script: Robin Raymond about a double bill at her neighborhood theater :"It's great. Two Grace Kelly movies—"To Catch a Prince" and "Dial M. tor Monaco." Anne Baxter and Russell Birdwell are denying the secret marriage grapevine buzz . . . Margaret O'Brien reached the cheek- to-cheek dancing stag* with Don Robinson at the Moulin Rouge . . . Louis Prima and Keely Smith will have leading roles in the Abe Burrows-Prank. Loesser musical version of "A House Is Not a Home" on Broadway. Now It's even a movie trade paper .Film Bulletin, beating the eSi- torial drums for a revision of the "mildewed" Hollywood censorship code. In an editorial titled, "Dope , . . and the Movies," the Bulletin says: "An Inflexible Code tends to rob the screen of its vitality. Hollywood should periodically re-eiam- Ine the industry's regulatory document with a mind to keeping attuned to the times. This is progress. The opposite Is reaction." Off the sound track: Ann Sheridan switched agents Just before she went into MGM's "The Opposite Sex" . . . Joanne Dru. the former Conover model, is up for telefilm series, "Adventures of * Model." Warner Bros: are on the prowl for a big-name lemme star to play opposite Tab Hunter. They figure that Jane Wyman'rnade Rock Hudson a top money-maker in "Magnificent Obsession" and that the same can be done for Tab if he's tabbed with the right leading ladles. Imogene Coca's heart Is u big as her eyes. After her engagement at the Bali Room, she gifted III femme press agent with a $275 wetter. Spike Jones Is ready to record a new one—"The Dance of the Night- Blooming Fungus." Sign outside a Hollywood Chinese Restaurant: "We Chop Our Own Suey." Keenen Likes FreeLifeOt Television ~*By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD un— Keenan Wynn is a prime example of how television has changed the acting profession. The talented son of comis Ed Wynn spent 14 years, under contract to MGM. He appeared In more-pictures than:anyone else on the lot, outside of Leo the lion. Keenan's amazing total: 68 movies. He was always there to toss Esther Williams a towel, egg Van Johnson on to heroic deeds' or play Howard Keel's best friend. Once In a while he would come through with a role he could make into a little gem. It was a comfortable, well-paying life, but not very challenging. Keenan, who was making a name for himself as a dramatic actor on the stage before signing at MGM. decided last spring it was time to get out. "I had two years to go, but I " knew it was time to leave," h» says. "The studio was very nic» about it, and I am certainly grateful to them. I was there throughout the years of my personal upsets; working there kept me going, whereas I might not have made it If I had been an actor out looking for Jobs." Keenan was given his releise last March and his career hai been booming ever since. He gives much of the credit to TV. He has done six live shows, five half-hour films as well as tlve features— the latest: "The Man In the Grey Flannel Suit." He had flown back after appearing last week on Perry Como's show ("I call it stealing with a, license: it was a breeze.") The week before he had appeared in a hourlong drama as a TV comic, a performance that brought him critical acclaim. "Th:V,'s what it great about TV," he remarked. "You get to do aininds of roles, and a lot of people see you. It's not like- sitting around a studio . When you're under contract, producers can think of you only in terms on on their own pictures." 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt Mrs. James V. Gates has gone to Miami for several week's vacation. Mrs. James Hill Jr. is undergoing treatment at the Warrall Hospital in Rochester. Minn. Mr. and Mrs. John W. Meyer will leave thi« afternoon for Washington b. C. where Mr. Meyer will attend to business for several days. A CYNIC argues there'a one good thing about our old West Texas country around Lariat: A man can sneeze with a mouthful of scrambled eggs and do little damage. Not sol In a situation like .that, a West Texan sneezes into the wind witii no effect at all.—Dallas News. BOYS will be boys, but the girls these days are running them a "clothes' second News. Winder (Oa.) President's 2nd Wife Answer to Today's Puwlt ACROSS 1 Second wife of 10th U.S. President. • Gardiner Tyler 6 Tyler's •—— wife died in the White House 11 Puffs up 13 Rounded 14 Legislative body 15 Anointed 16 Mariner's / direction 17 Separate column 19 Yean (ab.) 20 Enrolls 24 Frighten 27 Nether regions 31 Slogan 33 Mislead 34 Bullies 35 Adduce " 36 Warble 37 Mother (Latin) 31 European pochard 42 Calf's cry • 49 Ribbed fabric 4t Measures of type 48 Armed fleet .52 Dinner course 55 Spread out U More facile 17 City In Germany II Canvas . shelter* -DOWN 1 Masculine , appellation 2 Rubber trad I Narrow way 4 Greenland Eskimo 5 Eagle (comb, form) 6 Moor 7 Anger 8 Depend 9 One who ' (suffix) 10 Scatters, ai hay 12 Vend 13 Makes lace edgings 18 Three-toed sloth 20 Expunger 21 Cuddle 22 Feminine appellation 23 Light helmet (var.) 24 Nimble 25 "Chattanooga 44 Amperes (ab.) " 46 "Emerald 26 Dry Isle" 28 Pair of singers 47 Encounter 29 Rim 48 Weights of 30 Soothsayer India 32 Electrical unit 30 Drink mada 33 Ambary ^ with malt 39 Heavy wigon SI Put on 40 Him 93 Burmese wooc 41 Fencing sword sprite 42 Manufactured 94 African fly 43 Greek god (var.)

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