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PAGE •MH^4H*^M«4 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBB COUR!ER tocwa co. H W. HAIKES, Publisher HARRY A HAINE8, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PADL 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- ottic* at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Cen- tres*. October 9, 1911. Member of The Associated Press StTBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevme or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 35e per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per ye*r, 12JO for six months. 11.25 tor three months; by mail outside 50 mik rone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1*54 Meditations Bvt this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.—John 13:35. * * * Our doctrine of equality and iioerty and humanity comes from our belief in the brotherhood of man and the fatherhood of God.—Calvin. Coolid- Barbs A Michigan man gave hi» mother-in-law a rug for her birthday. Perhaps he's tired of being walked all over himself. * * * Thta is the time of year when lots of folks put in new lawn*. Mower trouble for them later •a- ,. * * * Every summer bathing suits have a habit of •ahowiag that winter left some people in pretty bad shape. * * * What a person doesn't know about good judge* went to what keep* him in trouble a lot of the time. * * * Lot* of elderly women still are sentimental about dolls, fay* a manufacturer. Not to mention, elderly men. Defense Dilemma An old and grave dilemma which- faces our nation's military planners was once again brought into focus by two recent new*.reports. In news report number one, the British Koyal Air Force came out with its wartime history which blames the German air defeat on a blunder by Hitler's generals. It concludes that the Nazis had aircraft designs which were better than those of the Allies, but the Luft- waffe high command failed to press their development. When World War II began, the Luft- • waffe's stockpile of planes was the biggest and best in the world. But. while Britain, the U. S. and Russia went on to newer designs, the Germans continued to fight with their mass supply of^old ones. ;. The planes which had won in 1940 were still expected to do so in 1943. And this, to the KAF, was Germany's fatal error. News report number two came from the U. S. Naval Department which warns that the U. S. fleet is in danger of "bloc absolescence." A basic problem, the Navy declares, is that most of our present fighting ships were built during World War II and their useful lives will soon be over. An example is the U. S. S. Missouri, our best-known ship of the war, which only a few days ago was sent to our groming "mothball fleet." At present rates of expansion, the naval power of Russia will begin outdating our .own by 1958—and rank supreme in the world in roughly another decade. To prevent this from" taking place, we will have to build hundreds of ships in a massive 10-year program costing $28,000,000,000. These reports, taken together, point up the vital question of just how far is it safe to go in building up stock piles of weapons. The grave dilemma is this : A nation that's not well armed is an easy prey to agression. But a nation which arms "to the teeth"—and stays that way for years—is flirting with serious hazards. In building a massive arsenal, it may fatally strain its basic economy, or be lulled into false security. Then when the actual battle arrives, it may find that its piles of equipment are suddenly out of date. Th« problem has never been greater than it ii in America today. It lies at the very core of debates over size of our Air Force and Navy. Should we take the planes of today and put them in mass production «o our Air Force becomes the largest? Or would this result tomorrow in an oversupply of inferior weapons? And h^- should wt rebuild our Navy— en masse or a bit at a time ? The experts admit there are no safe answers. There also is no consolation in the fact that our possible enemies are faced with a similar problem. For if shooting starts, they will start it— which means they can gear their arsenal building for definite times and locations. The lesson learned from the Germans is clear and worthy of notice: that a stockpile which grows too large is loaded with hidden dangers. . But we seem to have no other choice but to keep our backlog of arms constantly even or ahead in relation to those of our possible foes. For it's better to have a gun that is old than it is to have no gun at all. vMEWS OF OTHERS The RFC Lingers On It can almost, be said of government agencies and bureaus .that they never die nor do. they fade away. Like the poet's book, they just run on and on—not quite forever. Up in Washington they've been trying to wind up the Reconstruction Finance Corporation. A year ago its lending , authority was halted. Yet it will take some years to wind up its business. It still has hundreds, of millions of dollars tied up in outstanding loans^ some of which may never be paid. It owns an enormous string of factories and other buildings, including the rubber, plants, as columnist Peter Edson related on the -opposite page yesterday. During its' life of some 25 years, RFC has made tens of thousands of loans to save business enterprises from hardship and bankruptcy. It has loaned billions upon billions of dollars. All this in the land that, of all countries, has fettered private competitive enterprise the least. The RFC has sustained uncounted millions of dollars in loan losses. It may, nevertheless, have made a little money, on the whole, because it borrows at a cheap rate and lends at a fair profit. After the agency is closed out, we hope someone who knows its story will write a complete history of its operations. It would be a revealing document on/, the natures of our government and on what happens when the government ^adopts the practice of helping citizens out. of- all. their fiscal difficulties, instead of requiring them to learn the hard but more satisfying way.—New Orleans States. Make Up Your Mind The British scientists who have been making all sorts of fascinating reports on children recently have added the curious observation that fat boys and girls are naughtier, but also happier and smarter than thin hoys and girls. Of course, parents of little boys and girls are going to be too disturbed. If they had to worry about whether their child should be stout, delinquent and happy or thin, well-behaved and unhappy, they might just throw up their hands in despair. But not having the advantages of the British scientists, the American parent knows very well why thin little boys don't- go around knocking bigger boys down. And they don't consider them stupid because the,y don't try. Just wait until they get that little guy next door alone. And as for being naughtier and happier, that's no contradiction. Youngsters know the fallacy in mother's advice to "be good and have fun."— Florida Times-Union. What Will The End Be? The August 23 issue of Life magazine contains a photograph of a field of circular tents in Texas. Ther are on sterilized earth and "inflated" with 1,600,000 bushels of -grain each, It is hoped the grain will keep five years and qualify for price support loans. The warehouses over the nation are full of grain, old ships are being cleaned out and filled with grain, and now tents are being erected. Foreign nations are taking over our export grain markets. And still the taxpayers put up the money to maintain an inflated price for raising more grain than can be used. How crazy can a nation get? — Greenwood (Miss.) Commonwealth. SO THEY SAY She's never whipped me before. I hope she (mother) doesn't now.—Eugene Hart. 11, Brooklyn N. Y. stowaway on S.S. United States. * * * .Col. (Harry) Fleming is the only man who was doing anything for the whole group of prisoners (in North Korea). Everbody else was looking out strictly himself.—Lt. Col, Paul Liles defend* Fleming at court-martial * # # 1 got a shock this morning when I looked at the standings. We (New York Yankees) could have been only 4 H games out. Instead we are 8Vi out. That frighten* me.—Manager Casey Stengel comments on double-header loss to Indian*. * * ¥ My victory indicates that the people of Main* want *omebody to think of Maino.—Edmund ». Muskie, Maine'* newly elected Democratic governor. • * * * For every dollar w* spend to t*ll the truth, Freedom's enemies, Russia and her satellites spend 40 r,o tell the biggest blackest lies on earth.— Robt. L, Johnson, former director, International Information Administration. ; That's His Plan, Folks, Unless—Unless— Peter fdson's Washington Column — Ligbtfoot Case Launches New Phase of U. S. War on Commies Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Hollywood — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: Marilyn Monroe's "stance,"'I can spill it today, is one of the reasons why she won't take off her shoes to avoid towering over her leading men. Most of them, except for Bob Mitchum, have been in the shorty league and: "They hit me about here"—she indicated her chin—"and I'm always having arguments with directors who want me to take off my shoes." And why won't Miss Crazy Hips take off her high heels, please, to make life easier for the shorties? "I'll tell you," Fox's golden chick whispered. "It spoils my stance. And I like wearing high heels. It makes me feel more like a girl." Honey, you'd look like a girl wearing coal scuttles for shoes. If Betty Hutton doesn't land a BIG filmusical after her 90-minute marathon in .the "Satins and Spurs" NBC-TV spectacular, Hollywood better go back to making silent movies. The Hutton-tot has more energy than an H-bomb. MAUREEN O'HARA is dreaming of big-league singing in Fox's filmusical of "The King and I." She's warbled a little-in most of her films but she says: "No one ever remembers because it's part of the story. I sing but the- story goes on. Her smiling threat: 'Til break the leg of the girl who gets the part If I don't." WASHINGTON —(NEA)—A new phase of the U. S. internal war on " N Communists will be launched in .Chicago this fall with the trial of Claude Lightfoot under the membership clause of the Smith Act. All of the 81 Communist party functionaries who have been convicted so far have been tried under the conspiracy clause of the Smith Act. The specific charge has been organizing or helping to organize a "society, group, or assembly of persons who teach, advocate or encourage the overthrow or destruction of the government of the United States by force or violence." The 10 Smith act trials completed in the past six years plus .three more still pending in New Haven, Cleveland and Denver have all been against groups of defendants involved in a conspiracy. It being eaiser to bring the Communists to trial in bunches than separately, this pattern has been followed in all Smith Act cases until the Lightfoot case came along. The evidence in this case seemed to offer an opportunity for the government to institute a trial against a single Communist under the membership clause. This makes it unlawful for any person "to become a member of, or affiliate with, any such society, group or assembly of persons (advocating overthrow of the government by force or violence) knowing the pur- poses thereof." In a membership case, the government must prove in every trial the subversive nature of the Communist party, its advocacy of overthrow of the government, and the defendant's k n o : w."l e d ge of these purposes together with his support of those objectives. This is a time - consuming process. Even so, government attorneys .believe this first" membership j case may be completed within six i to eight weeks. The conspiracy trials have b'een running. six to eight rnonths. Lightfoot was indicted on May 14, arrested June 26. The case will be set for trial before TJ. S. District Court in Chicago at a hearing on Sept. .21. The case will be presented by U. S. Attorney Robert James D. parsons and William O'Donnell of the Department of Justice. Since Lightfoot is the first person to be tried under the v Smith Act membership clause, his case. history is of some interest. He is a Negro, 44 years old, born in Lake Village, Ark. His family went to Chicago during World War I, and Claude Lightfoot went to the Colman Elementary School and Wendell Phillips High School in the Windy City. He has no other known occupation than Communist official. Over 20 years ago he joined the Young Communist League, In 1934 he be- came a section organizer for YCL on Chicago's South Side. The next year, at 25, he went to Moscow as a delegate to the sixth congress of the YCL International. He returned to Chicago to become. YCL state chairman from 1936-39. Then, he was made educational director of the party for Illinois, with supervision over the workers' school in Chicago. In 1942 he became a member of the District Eight C. P. committee. From April, 1943, to November, 1945—during most of which period the U. S. Communist party was disbanded, Lightfoot served in the TJ. S. Army. He became a supply technician, third class, in the Quartermaster Corps. • He served two years in Europe but saw no action. But he got an honorable discharge. The next year he was back in Chicago helping to reconstitute the party. In 1948 he listed himself as legislative chairman for Illinois. When Gilbert Green was covicted in the first Smith Act trial in New York, and .skipped bail, Lightfoot was named to succeed him as Illinois executive secretary. At the December, 1950, convention of the party in New York, when its national committee was reduced from 55 to 13 members, Claude Lightfoot -was named one of nine alternates.' This is the position he holds today, as one of the leading American Communists. the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Again the request has come in to devote a column to the subject of polyneuritis. Most readers, perhaps, are more familiar with the term "neuritis" whirh hasbeen term "neuritis" which has been discussed more frequently. Actually, there is not a great deal of difference, since the "poly" part of the name merely means inflammation and pain in several nerves instead of a single one as is the case in neuritis. Polyneuritis is often an aggravating problem. Too frequently vating problem. Too frequently it tends to get worse as time goes on, though this is not always the case. Not infrequently the parts of the muscles, pain, tenderness that a pin can be stuck into the skin of the affected areas without the ability to feel. Sometimes the pain is severe, and once in a while the interfer- ece with sensation is so great that a pin can be stuck into the skin of the affected areas without being being felt at all. There are a host of possible causes. Most of the well-known metals, such as mercury, bismuth, arsenic and lead are rsponsible in some cases. Vitamin deficiency diseases, particularly beriberi, which is a vitamin "B" deficiency, and pellagra may be at fault. Polyneuritis sometimes develops from general dietary deficiencies during pregnancy and in the presence of such general diseases ,as diabetes or pen»icious anemia. Chronic alcoholism can produce this condition. Infections may also produce polyneuritis. Polyneuritis is a frequent symptom of so-called rheumatic infection. It may complicate typhoid fever, scarlet fever, influenza, mumps and almost any of the well-known infectious diseases. Whether severe or mild, the cure 01 polyneuritis depends on finding the cause. If caused by a vitamin deficiency, for example, the proper treatment is to treat that deficiency in the diet. When complicating known infcctioas. recovery generally taken plac« without spe- cial measures as the patient improves from the disease responsible. Rest in bed is usually needed not only because of the muscular weakness, but also because the heart may become involved. Serious deformities can develop because of the muscular weakness if the limbs are not supported by splints, sandbags or other means. A victim of polyneuritis is indeed to be pitied. The pain' and the muscular weakness usually interfere with walking or with the use of the hands and arms, depending on where the trouble is located. Treatment usually requires great patience on the part of the "patient" and ingenuity on the part of the physician. SWINE researcher has come up with the theory that the reason pi<r s bite off each other's tails when crowded together is that they are bored. Perhaps this is why some road hogs crowd folks from behind on the highway. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. AS WE understand the Communist claim for Formosa, it is that inasmuch as the United States took Formosa from the Japanese, Russia is entitled to it. — Lexington Herald. THAT'S ONE thing about-chaw- in' tobacco. Many a man got the reputation for being wise and silent, when the truth is he didn't dare open his mouth. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. A SCIENTIST says a man Is run by electricity. Yes, and if he gets an occasional jolt from his wife or his boss he runs even faster and better. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. ; v PERPLEXED wife, at dinner table to angry husband: "Monday you liked beans; Tuesday you liked beans; Wednesday you liked beans. Now all of a sudden on Thursday you don't like beans!" — Ltmar (Mo.) Democrat, • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY This Expert's Bid Is Worth Study ing One of the best bridge books that I have seen for many years has just been put out by Ernest Rovere. of San Francisco. "Point Count Contract Bridge," as Rovere calls his big 600-odd page book, does a fine job on bidding and also teaches the play of the cards as WEST *Q2 VQ102 • AKQJ98 *Q3' NORTH (D) 4AK8764 V KJ95 4 None *A86 EAST. 4k J 10 9 3 ¥3 41097542 1* SOUTH *5 VA8764 • 105432 Neither side vulnerable North East South .West Pass 2 ¥ 3 • Pass 4 V Pas* 4N.T. Pas* 5V Pas* 6V Pas* Pass Fiat Opening lead— 4 K hand, for example, is taken from the book. The bidding is aggressive, but standard, with the exception of the response to four no-trump. .When the Blackwood Convention is used, South must make the response of five diamonds to show one ace. In this case, however. South is using 'the San Francisco Convention, in which aces and kings are shown in one response. The response of five hearts shows that South has one ace and one king. If you like the idea of such a convention, be sure to discuss it with your partner before you use it. The best way to meet disaster in the bidding is to use a convention that your/partner knows uott* "It's just the beginning of a new career for Mario." That's the word from Mario Lanza's .attractive wife,' Betty, about the singer's weight-melting stay in a. Pasadena sanitarium before facing TV cameras this fall. She told me: "He isn't losing all that weight (more than 100 pounds, I hear, just for one television appearance. "He has all kinds of offers. He's doing more than just losing weight. He's winning back his confidence He'll surprise everyone." Betty about seeing "The Student Prince," in which Mario's voice came from Edmund Purdom's lips: "I felt sorry for him. Mario's gestures are difficult for a non- singer. He tried to copy Mario. It was a mistake." GINGER ROGERS is waxing "Love Is a Beautiful Stranger," ing about and doesn't expect. The San Francisco slam convention is very good, but it takes a few minutes of study by both partners. The play of the hand is careful and instructive. West leads the king of diamonds, and dummy ruffs. "South realizes," says Rovere, "that he cannot possibly trump all of his losing diamonds in the dummy. Accordingly, he must set up dummy's spade sui t- provide diamond discards, anc the trump suit provides the needed entries for the establishment of the spade suit." As Rovere indicates, dummy wins the first trick by ruffing a diamond. The ace of spades is cashed, and South ruffs a spade Declarer takes the ace and king of hearts (he shouldn't risk the finesse, although it happens to be onside) and leads the king oi spades. West cleverly refuses to ruff, hoping that South will be careless enough to use up dummy's last trump by ruffing a diamond. Declarer ruffs another spade and avoids trouble by leading a club to dummy's ace. It is then safe to lead a spade from the dummy and let West take his queen of hearts whenever he wants it. There is no way for the defenders to take any other trick, and .South therefore makes his slam contract. ;heme song of her movie, "Twist >f Fate." It's her first in years. .. It looks like Gene Tierney for the bullfighter's glamor doll ia Budd Boetticher's "The Number One." Tony Quinn costars. ... Pinky Lee is moving his TV show o New York for three weeks. ... Hugh Marlow faces bone surgejry 'or an old leg injury. Prediction: Dorothy Malone's rouping in "Young at Heart" will bring her bigger and better roles. A San Francisco businessman, with whom Keenan Wynn scuffled at the Fairmont Hotel, is talking ;o his attorney. Audrey Hepburn's Associated British film bosses say that there is not a suitable script ready for the golden girl and that the pic- ;ure she owes them will not be made this year. But insiders claim. iiat Audrey doesn't have the stamina to face the cameras at this time. RONALD COLEMAN and Benita Hume have been conferring with Charles O'Curran on a Mr. and Mrs.- act that will take them one- night standing through the country. Endurance note: A movie grind house in San Francisco advertises five feature films and urges patrons to stay all day and all night if they wish. ... And it's Pianist Jan August's silly about a movie house that's become so second- rate the manager gives away free paper dishes on Friday nights. Alexander Kirklahd tells it in Esquire about British star Alec Guinness. Alec was en route to a theater for his 1005h performance in' "The Man in the'White Suit," another showing Alec in "The Lavender Hill Mob." There were long lines of Guinness fans at each ticket office. As the -cab turned through. Leicester-Square it was halted by a crowd that filled the street. There was a policeman at hand. Guinness stuck his face out th* taxi window and said, "What's the fuss, officer?" • The bobby came alongside. "There's a new picture opening at the Empire and the American film star, Robert Taylor, is to be. there in person.!' "A film star," murmured Guinness with -disapproval. "I might have known." "Yes, sir,'* replied the policeman. "These actors are a bit of a nuisance, but don't worry, sir, I'll soon get you through." Ina Ray Hutton, zippy TV star of an all-girl band revue, will film her shows for nationwide syndication. She just ended a four- year contract with an L.A. station. 15 Yean Ago In Blytheville — Mrs. James Barksdale underwent a' tonsillectomy today at the Walls Hospital. Miss Nannie Clark Smith and Miss Mamie Lyon of Wheatley have arrived to be the .weekend guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Homer. Miss Caroline Haley -and Miss Lillian Shaver have returned from Mobile, Ala., where they spent two weeks as the guests of Mr. and Mrs. Brown Sanderson. A SMALL BOY attending Sunday School in Prairie City, Ore., was' asked to repeat this part of Scripture: "It is I, be not afraid." Walking to the front of the class, the youngster said proudly: "If* me — don't get skeer-t." — Chattanooga News-Free Press. Star Performer Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 57 Vegetables 1 Screen 58 Scatter ^^W^—s 5 He acts on a movie 8 He is a motion picture 12 Great Lake 13 Note in Guido's scale 14 Step 15 Domestic slave 16 Louse egg 17 On the sheltered side 18 Staggered I~?^:9cS S 'on 20 Noise 22 Smooth DOWN 1 Scoff 2 Gaelic 3 Pulverized 4 Tentacle 5 Dispatches 6 Biblical high priest 7 Make lace edging 8 Relieved 9 Story 10 High cards 11 Scottish N|E 23 Levantine 39 Russian ketch community 24 Wine drinker 40 Standards (slang) 25 Fish sauce 26 Ceremony 27 Paradise 28 Was borne 29 Raced 42 Swift 43 Gait 44 Biblical weed 45 Operatic solo 47 t-arge plant 48 Grafted (her.) ^6 Melts down 30 Bother 31 Metal fastener 32 Diamond- cutter's cup 33 Chemical suffix 34 Goddess of infatuation 35 Dutch city 36 Apache chief in his pictures 39 Excavated 41 East (Fr.) 42 Disencumber 43 Begin 46 Rugged mountain crests 50 Edible rootstock 51 Cartograph 53 Italian river 54 "Emerald Isle" 55 Assam silkworm M Native of Latvia .31 Time gone by 49 Drunkards 37 Egrets 51- Encountered 38 Devotee 52 Exist 23 5Z U. 10. 27

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