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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, September 29, 1954
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER », 1954 ME BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TBB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W; HAINIS, HiWUher HARRY A RAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second clast matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Con- fress, October 0, 1917. "*""Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: ~~ By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any •tiburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 ror three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations The great temptations which thine eye* have •een, the signs and those great miracles: — Dept. No degree of temptation justifies any degree of sin.— Nathaniel -Parker Willis. Barbs Pall is coming up and mother Nature will be on the job again. Just take a look at the color of the leaves. t " * * * With some folk* work that wasn't done yesterday it on the schedule for today and likely will b* pat off until tomorrow. #- # * . . ' . ; We hear more and more reports of people getting hit with golf balls. They shouldn't thrust themselves into the fore ground. * • * -" # .. ./ . : Now oomec the time when weak ends will be JteasteroM for some football teams. - » * * It there/anybody who hasn't heard the famous .iory that "begins, "Well, after I'd gone" to three doctor ... ?" TV's Growing Pains "And now a message of the utmost importance to everyone ... " As television grows up from the blue jeans and bobby-sox stage into long skirts and upsweep, she gets prettier and has less character. The time was when, if lucky,- you could see some remarkable things. There was one half hour program which the show's star spent in resigning his job and bitterly listing his gripes against the station personnel and sponsor. There was the cherished moment at the climax of a costumed murder mystery when a fascinated audience coast to coast, saw a button fly off the hero's coat as he declaimed too vigorously for his moth-eaten garb. Electrons marsh- alled by the genius of mankind functioned to perfection and the clatter as the button rolled across the set was faithfully reproduced across the nation. Alas, the slipping necklines, the unmoored petticoats, the disremembered lines, the charming smiles aimed at the wrong camera, the trembling hands which spilled the sponsor's beer. Gone. Gone. But not quite. Early morning viewers, the other dawn, got in on a fantastic bit of drama. When an 11-year-old voyager who had hitched a boat ride to England, on 17 cents, got back, TV naturally welcomed him with a hero's telecast. In the course of it, the interviewer asked him why he had gone away and this time got the $64 answer. "Grandmother threw a knife at me," the boy casually replied. You could have heard a TV show's rating drop until the boy's mother recovered enough to instinctively act like a mother. She grabbed his arm and gave it a good shaking. In TV today anyone acting like a human being is bound to bring forth a shower of querulous memos as surely as an advancing warm front brings forth "general precipitation." A boy acting like a boy and a mother like a mother is worth about a gross of pink memos and a quire of blue ones— maybe even a snarling telephone call. Television's danger is the same one which made radio as gossamer as a ghost. The bumbling, stumbling, error- prone human being is OUT. He says the right the wrong time. Nothing must keep life from shining flawlessly like the enamel coat of th« samples in ^ A refrigerator commercial. All young women are beautiful All men are divided ( into good guys and bad guys. All machines work when the button is pressed. Murders aren't messy. All cUau cowboys, »havtn detsctiv**., curly- haired juveniles and soft-spoken, handsome young men arise triumphant. Life is like that... that simple. Maybe. Then again perhaps the ridiculous Spike Jones obbligatos of the Human Symphony are what keep folks living each day as if it were a tremendous adventure, makes them courageous enough to keep their inferiorities caged and to sustain the signs and shouts of doom that engulf -them. The boy stoway's mother held a press conference a few hours after the telecast, explained carefully to the pencil pushers that the knife was "only a.little rubber one." Further, if she did throw it, "it was all in fun." May the boy, the mother and the grandmother live, to ripe old ages and make a tremendous fortune manufacturing little rubber knives which will be sold in the dime stores. Somehow they should be rewarded. After all those hours of squinting at that faultless, luminous, balefully gleaming TV tube they've given us evidence that there's someone alive in there. • "And now a pause for station mortification. .." School Needs Met Demands for school facilities are being met in various ways in these trying days for public education as there continue to be so many more pupils than there are convenient or proper rooms to house them. Here's one of the most unusual solutions we've seen: Out in California there's a community called' Kinda Mar, a suburb of San Francisco. During the year a subdivision sprang up in a field and there developed a need for school facilities — 10 class rooms. There was no money, no property, no time to build a conventional school. What did the community do? A banker, a builder and the school board got together and came up with the erection of 11 homes, built in a straight line near an "existing school and joined by a covered way. Each house furnishes a 20 by 40 foot room and there is administration quarters in the llth house. The banker furnished the needed $150,000, the builder furnished the expedited construction and the school board agreed to pay $950 a month rent. Had this solution not .been worked out the school board would have had to find $60,000 somewhere to pay for transporting the children to schools elsewhere and impose a two-session day on the schools affected. Many of the knotty problems that must be faced by America in meeting its public education needs can be met where there is initiative, imagination and cooperative effort as evidenced in this case. The facilities, it is true, may not come up to other standards but they'll do. — Greenville (S> C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY Before it (Fall election campaign) is over, the President, by way of personal appearances, on television and radio, will have done more to influence the election than any President in tht last 30 years.—Rep. Richard M. Simpson (R., Pa.). chairman, House Republican Campaign Committee. * * * The Manila pact—which I refer to a* the eight- power treaty—has built the situation much more solidly in Southeast Asia.—Secretary of State Dulles. * * * It is the aim of the Administration to utterdy destroy the Communist Pary U. 8. A. and is activities in the United States—Attorney General Browne!!. * ¥ * You (French Premier Pierre Mendes-France) have killed a French Idea which restored Pttnch prestige,-Former French Premier tul Reynaud on death of CDO. A Test of Salesmanship WJfe-s, ^L "UcBs^buACe^fi! ' . *' Supreme Court Gets Few 'Bites' Leaders of the Southern states which have declined to avail themselves of the opportunity to file briefs with the Supreme Court in the racial segregation cases have acted wisely and in the best interests of the citizens of their states. A round-up following the deadline *for filing such pleas indicates that only three Southern states have accepted the Supreme Court's invitation to file briefs outlining the states' suggestions as to how the court's ruling against segregation" In, the schools should be put in effect. The attitude of all, Southern states should be that the Supreme Court's ruling out never to be made effective and that it never will be if the Southern states can prevent it. Therefore, no Southern state should have any suggestions to make to the Supreme' Court as to how racial integration could best be brought about in the South. Moreover, as Acting attorney-General Bernard P. Sykes of Alabama explained yesterday: "By-filing briefs in cases not arising -within its own borders Alabama may find itself legally or morally bound by decrees requiring both whit* and colored pupils to attend the same school." In other words, a Southern state which is not already a party to the anti-segregation litigation should not stick its neck out and become a party to it by filing a brief such as those invited by the Supreme Court.—Chattanooga News-Free Press. Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Here Are McCarthy's Answers To Charges in Censure Move Erskine Joknson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Behind the Screens: Cole Porter's contract with MGM for "The 1 Cole Porter Cavalcade" gives the studio the right to'portray the composer in the film. Isn't it about time Porter played Porier? He's been impersonated by Cary Grant in "Night and Day" and Ron Randall in "Kiss Me Kate." A couple of more impersonations in the movies and even Cole Porter won't know what he looks like. Tyrone Power is saying NO to Fox's entreaties to sign aboard for more films after his final stint in "Untamed." It stems from Ty's unhappiness of a few years back when the studio wasn't sure he was worth the big moolah. BRITISH CRITICS, still simmering about Hollywood stars taking th2 crumpets from the mouths of English emoters, let Jeanne Grain and Dana Andrews have it between the orbs for "Duel in the Jungle," a joint Anglo-American flicker. Explanation for the name "Biff Towne," billed as a prize fighter in the big screen "Dragnet." Jack Webb's manager is BIFF Rogers and the girl friend is Dorothy Towne. A private, gag. Despite objections by operatic WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's answers to the five charges of conduct unbecoming a member of the U. S. Senate can now be boiled down to his own words. So here is the substance of his defense against the Investigating Subcommittee, information relating to corruption, wrongdoing, communism, or treason in government, even though such employes could information only in marked 'Classified' by the- depart- the demands by some of his col- ment in which such employes were working?" Senator McCarthy—"Regardless of where they found it, I invited them to bring evidence of wrongdoing." Senator Ervin—"Then your ans- leagues that he be censured: Charge No, I — As stated by Sen. J. William Fulbright (D., Ark."): "Although repeatedly invited to testify by a committee of this Senate. headed by the senator from Iowa (Gillette) the junior senator from Wisconsin denounced the committee and contemptuously refused to comply with its request," Testimony by Senator McCarthy —"If I were ordered to appear, I would have appeared. I made of the committee—but only if I were subpoenaed. I made it clear to -him that I would not appear merely if they accorded me the right to appear; that I had no desire to appear before that committee. I made it clear to him that I thought they were not conducting an honest investigation, and that I would not request any right to appear, but that I would honor a subpoena or an order." CHARGE No. H—As stated by Sen. Ralph E. Flanders (R., Vt., —"He (Senator McCarthy) has publicly invited government em- ployes to violate their security oaths and serve as his personal informants, thus tending to break down the orderly chain of command in the Civil Service, as well as violating the security provisions of the. government." Question in hearings by Sen. Sam J. Ervin, Jr. (D., NT C.)— "Mr. Chairman, I would like to ask this question of Senator McCarthy .Senator, when you made the statement which mr. De Furia (associate counsel) characterized as an invitation. to 'the employes of the executive departments, did you mean to invite those employes to bring to you, as chairman of wer to my question would be, 'Yes. 1 " Senator McCarthy—"Yes." Charge No. in — As stated by Sen. Wayne Morse (Ind., Ore.)— "(Senator McCarthy) Received and made use of confidential information unlawfully obtained from a document in executive files upon which document the Federal Bureau of Investigation had placed its highest classification; and offered such information to a lawfully constituted Senate subcommittee in the form of a spurious document which he falsely asserted to the subcommittee to be 'A letter from the FBI.' " Question by Edward Bennett Williams, McCarthy counsel— "Was this given "to you, sir, as a copy, an authentic copy, of the document when you received it?" Senator McCarthy — "I have every reason' to believe that it was and is a copy of a document in the Army files. "May I just take 30 seconds, Mr. Williams, to point out that the importance of this document is that it shows that at the secret radar laboratories security information was disregarded—for year after year—and there was no security . .." Senator McCarthy was prevented from completing this statement by the committee chairman, Sen. Arthur V. Watkins (R., Utah), because .of the nature of the document. Subsequently, Senator Watkins ^- "The committee is convinced that the document is a security, document and the, information in it should be kept classified. That means, of course, that we -cannot permit any cross-examination with reference to its contents — I mean any testimony that can be made public." Charge > No. TV — As stated by Senator Flanders — "He has ridiculed his colleagues in the Senate, defaming them publicly in vulgar and base language (regarding Senator Hendrickson — 'a living miracle without brains or guts'; on Flanders — 'Senile — I think they should get a man with a net and take him to a good quiet place')." Question by Counsel Williams— "Thereafter did you make the report .that has been put in evidence in this case concerning Senator Hendrickson?" Senator McCarthy — "I either made that remark, or one substantially the same as that. . . . I referred directly to his position on that (Hayden Committee) report." Question • by Counsel De Furia —"Senator, have you referred to the senator from Vermont as 'senile' on more than one occasion?" Senator McCarthy — "I don't recall on how many occasions. .. . There is no doubt that' I thought he was senile and referred to him as senile." Charge No. V — As stated by Senator Morse — "As chairman of a committee (Senator McCarthy) resorted to abusive conduct in his interrogation of Gen. Ralph Zwicker, including a charge that General Zwicker was unfit to wear the uniform. . . ." Question by Counsel Williams— "Now then, did you say 'You are not fit to wear the uniform?' " Senator McCarthy — "No, I said he was not fit to wear the uni- was not ... I said it then, I will say it now. I will say it form of a general, and I think he again. ..." West had led from length. If West had length in diamonds, he might be short in spades, Stayman reasoned.- It was a very slim argument, to be sure, but there didn't seem to be much evidence in either direction. . Thinking that West might be short in spades, Stayman led the ace of spades ' from the dummy at the second trick. That was a fatal misstep. • West was now sure of a trump trick and his -ace of hearts, and the slam was defeated: In the closed room, Alvin Roth led the. ace of hearts from the West hand. Rightly or wrongly, Clifford Bishop, the declarer, assumed that West probably- had prospects of a trump trick and that he certainly couldn't be void of spades. Hence Bishop won his first trurnp trick with the king and discovered the location of the spade while he was still in position to finesse for it. In this room star Marjorie Lawrence to the us» of another singing voice in hut film biography, "Interrupted M«l- ody," MGM is starting the Ele»« nor Parker-Glenn Ford co-starrer. Not too long ago Marjorie threatened an injunction to halt the film. MGM insists the studio is within its contract rights and has assured Marjorie that she will 'be "pleased and happy" with the picture. Postcard from Ed Gardner in Oslo: "There is an old custom here. As th'e' boat leaves, you throw a jellyfish in the water. If it floats to shore it means you will someday return to Beverly Hills and a hot bath." CATNIP: Lunching on the "Oklahoma!" set, Mrs. Gordon McRae admired Barbara, Lawrence's reddish-gold hair with: /"I wish I could have hair like that." Murmur from a table companion: "Honey, you can. After all, this is Hollywood." Only full sanction of the Catholic church is holding up the marriage of Gig Young and New York com- medienne Elaine Stritch. Gig is taking instructions in, the faith. . ., Eleanor Parker, a redhead for & long spell, "switched back to blonde tresses for. the role of Marjorie Lawrence in MGM's "Interrupted, Melody." Studio press agent describing a new actress: "She's a young- Gary Cooper." Yup! That's what the man said. Well, I guess she'll be happy he didn't describe her as a young Boris Karloff. NORTH 4A9643 *AJ70 EAST 4 None V 1096542 • J083 4953 SOUTH (D) 4KJI075 Pass Pass Pass Pass *KQ4 Neither side vulnerable South West North East 1 4 Pass 3 4 4 4 Pass 4 • 44 Pass 4N.T. 5 4 Pass 6 4 Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 2 Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D. Gout is a most interesting disease, though not a very common one. It's cause or causes are still somewhat obscure, though perhaps most students of the disease agree in general that it is an inherited defect of metabolism (tissue functioning) which causes some people to manufacture more uric acid than they can use or eliminate. Certainly gout is one of the most painful of all human disorders. It is principally a disease of men and only about one case in 20 is" in women, When typical, an acute attack starts, rather unexpectedly with great pain at the base of one of the big .toes. It may, of course, start near some other joint. The pain is sharp and osten wakes the victim from, a sound sleep. Tenderness is extreme; even the weight of the bed clothes is often too much to bear. An acute attack is frequently brought on by overindulgence in food or alcoholic beverage, A good many of those who suffer an attack report an unusually rich or large meal immediately preceding the onset of their pain and quite often will have taken wine or some other alcoholic beverage. At the present time there is some difference of opinion on the importance of dieting but probably most physicians who treat the disease still forbid those foods which contain a chemical substance called purint in large quantity. Amonf these heavy containing purine foods are liver, sweetbreads, beef kidneys, brains, meat extracts, eardines, anchovies and many gravies. By proper knowledge of diet and sometimes by the addition of one or two drugs, it is often possible to prevent attacks of acute-, gout or at least to make them come less often. In those who have had acute gout for years, a chronic form often appears which doctors jnow call gouty arthritis. In this phase of gout, crystal- like substances are deposited in or near the joints. These cannot be dissolved, but are not very painful between acute attacks. However, these crystals, called ur- ates, can become so numerous that they are disfiguring, some reaching the size of hen's eggs or even larger. Occasionally they break through the skin and drain out for * long time. There are also certain drugs which are .useful both in acute attacks and in reducing the number of attacks. Curiously enough, cortisone or ACTH if given at the right time will halt the progress of an attack, but if these preparations are stopped without other measures being simultaneously used the attack comes on later anyway. A recent letter from ,,worried wife" says that her husband has gout and asks about tea. Tea can t* allowed. 8h« also asks about cigar smoking and this, too, so far as is known, has no direct effect on gout. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY Luck, Intuition Are in the Game The hand shown today was probably the most-discussed hand of the recent national tournament in Washington. It was played in a crucial team match, and the result of the hand was enough to give the winning team its victory. In both rooms the final contract was six spades, and in both cases the bidding strongly suggested that the defenders would do well to open a heart. There the resemblances ended. In the open room, Billy Rosen opened the deuce of diamonds from the West hand. He was afraid that the appearance of haste in leading the ace of hearts might uggest that he had prospects of a trump trick. After much thought, Sam Stayman, the declarer, won in dummy with the king. East followed suit with the three of diamonds, and Stayman decided that the opening ead had not been a singleton. His reasoning was that East might well have signaled with the jack of diamonds if he had held all he -missing cards in the suit. It seemed likely, therefor*, that the slam was made without difficulty. The experts have been arguing from that day to this about whether it is wise or unwise to lead the ace of hearts in this situation, and about whether a player who leads the' ace of hearts should be played for three trumps or. for no trumps at all. No matter how long they argue, the fact remains that one player did make the right decision by a good guess, or accurate intuition, or whatever you want to call it. Tennessee Ernie on radio: "The messiest thing- I've ever seen was an octopus eating spaghetti." TAN FREBERG on "That's Rich"— "He's the kind of guy who came up from nothing—and brought it with him." Elroy Hirsch will play. himself in a series of sports reels for TV. They'll be produced by Hall Bartlett, who introduced him as an actor in "Crazylegs" and "Unchained." Dinah Shore is beaming about her first big record hit in a long time — "II I Give My Heart to You." She's been so busy with TV she says she's been missing the gold' rings on the hit parade merry-go-round. Prediction: Dinah will do more concentrating on hit tunes this season despite her strenuous TV schedule. 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — Among the Blytheville people going to Memphis tomorrow for th« University of Arkansas-Mississippi State football game will be; Mr. and Mrs. James Terry, Harry W. Haines, Sam Norris, J. P. Friend, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Huddleston and Mr. and Mrs. Charles G. Morehead. . Mr. ana ivirs. Alvin Huffman, Jr., of Portageville have arrived here to visit relatives and to attend the Blytheville-Pine Bluff ame here tonight. Miss Sara Lou McCutchen has as her guest Miss Nancy Lewis of Jackson, Miss. Miss Lynette Tucker complimented Miss Jackson with a luncheon today and many other parties are being planned in her honor. Sports Parade Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Baseball tool 4 Golfers' mounds 8 Snow enthusiast's footgear , 12 Era 13 Site of Taj Mahal 14 Orient 15 Strong drink 16 Pertaining to Moab 18 Lower 20 Pittances 21 Hearing organ 22 Ireland 24 Injury 26 Group of three 27 Sneed, golfer 30 Sir Galahad's mother 32 of Liberty football play 34 Rip again 35 Landed property 36 Watch, as a game 37 Mrs. Osiris 39 Home-run hitter's pace into home plate 40 Used for winter sports 41 Damage 42 White poplar 45 Female advisers 49 Lines of longitude 51 Historical period 52 Of the ear Man" Musial 54 Moral wrong 55 Baseball base 56 Allot 57 Child's game DOWN IPoet 2 Malaria 3 Moderate 4 More domesticated 5 Selves 6 Rubber J e E K 5 A 1 C & T E p e R & E W 1 N O T A R E f= 1 N £ A U f~ C A R 1 A f= E E l_ t R '•>': H S. R O N 5 E N O 1 fy T & E N 0 ±r $/, P A & T 'K-: M H T E 1_ l W: w//. R 1 T E A R e T A. 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