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PAGE SIX RT.YTHKVJU.F, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THE BIA'THEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HMNES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. rRL'ORICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN Advertising Manner Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at lh« poit- offlce a< Blythevillc. Arkansas, under Kt of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member ol The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier m Ihe city ol Blytheville or HIT suourban lowii where carrier service U maintained, 25c per wefk. By mnil. within a radius ot 50 miles, »b,00 per jtu, »S.SO (or six months. »1.25 Jor three months: bj mail outride 50 mile zone. 113.50 per rear payable in advance. Meditations The earth Is the Lord's, anil tile fulness thereof; Hie world, and Ihcy that dwell therein.— I'salnu 24 :J. * * * This world is God's workshop for making men MI.—llejirr Word Beecher. Barbs Hard work is about the only thing that will .help you to overcome uelng born poor. * * * A club ill Ohio voted for banquets. That will save a lot of people from haling la walk out. « * « We'll bet our j-oungsters feel they're lucky we're not eskimos. when those tots get spanked the fur rcnljy flics. » » i Sometimes a man scpms to understand everything about maniase but his wife. « • « This will be another year when lots of politicians who straddle issues will be lakeu for a ride, C.ofC. Highway Sign Needs Repainting or Removal BJytlieville's Chamber of Commerce should give its South Highway 61 sign a spring repainting job or tnkc it down. The sign is a little the worse for its several seasons spent in braving the elements and extolling the city's merits. Purpose of the sign 'was to greet the visitor to Blylheville and tell him a little about the town he was to pass through. That's n good idea. But the condition of tlic sign at present would intimate to the stranger that he was entering a city where the citizens lacked something in [he way of pride. In other words, it constitutes poor advertising for Blytheville. We'd like to soe a bright new coat of paint on Ihe signboard, but being aware of the strict budget under which the Chamber operates, we realize that, this might not be feasible. If it isn't, lot's take the sign down on the theory that no advertising at all is better than shoddy advertising- which could easily leave a poor impression. Parties Owe Us Campaign on '52 Issues, Not Old Ones It would be it great disservice to (he American people if tlie coming election should he fought out along the entrenched tattle lines of the New Deal-Fair Deal versus the loujj-cstahlislied opposition. Keransc events have largely consigned that stniBjrlo to history. Unfortunately, there are many si^ns in both camps that the I!)52 campaign may still he geavod loo closely to outmoded loyalties and hostilities. President Truman and sonic of his cohorts still boast loudly of the Dt-inocrats' ,,nli- rfeiircssion nroj;ram, though it was initiated nearly 20 yi>ars ago. In his mes- saKPs to Congress and the people, lie still discusses new social i>ro|io>:ils as if tin's were in.'Xi. I'or their part, a jrivat many Republicans still talk as if the great need of the niomont is to hall the New Deul- I''aii- Deal in its tracks and perhaps restore many of the conditions which pru- vailt'd before 1^:32. In some citvU's it is regarded JiS pretty damaging stuff to call a man a "me-tooer," indicating thereby that he is too friendly ttj Democratic notions of social progress. In truth, the New lk>;d ended lor all practical purposes in 1938, when sharp Jiepnblican gains in Congress put a cliockrein on resident Roosevelt, and Hitler's moves abroad shifted the emphasis to the world .scene. As for the Fair Deal, .Mr. Truman's postwar social package, it has been mainly a paper program. A new housing law—.sponsored by Senator Taft and approved by many Republicans — plus modifications of (lie social.sccui-ity and minimum wage laws just about represents the sum of Fair Deal achievement. Kut more important ttian Hie fact that there have been no great recent advances which could give life to the old struggle, the problems of the American people today are no longer in that same frame of reference. In 19,02 the big fact is the contest between the free world and Kiissian communism, and all that it means in terms of foreign aid, rearmament, domestic controls, inflation and the like. In his new book, "The Future of American Politics," Samuel Lubell .stresses this shift to new problems and points out the cost to Americans that lies in failure to recognize and deal with these difficulties. During most'of 1951, he recalls, a battle raged in Congress between members who felt five or six billion dollars could be pared from tlie military budget, and those who supported Sir. Truman's contention that the budget already had been cut to the bone. "While this controversy was going on," writes I-ubell, "something like $12 billion were being added to the 'government's expenses by the failure to act in time to halt inflation. Rising prices added that much more to the cost of defense." Looked at this way, the old New Deal-anti-K'Kw Deal fight on economy versus social gains appears .silly. Where is the economy in slashing $6 billion from defense while inflation adds ?12 billion? And what social gains could be offered that could possibly offset the hurt to the citizen's pocketbook represented by that boost in costs? Sooner or later the answers to the real problems of 1952 must be had. And the party which will insure itself of steady tenure in the While House in this next phase of American history is the one with the courage and imagination to tackle these issues. In Whose Corner? Harold E. Slassen, former Minnesota governor, may not get the Republican nomination for 1952, but he could set a record of a sort. Few applicants for the White have ever espoused more various causes or offered themselves as rallying point for more varied political sentiment. Stassen appeals to General Eisenhower's supi>orters in Wisconsin to back him, in New Jersey, he urges Senator Taft's followers to join him. He suggests he will hold their, strength in escrow for them. ' * Somewhere under all lliis barrage of appeals there may be some principles, but they are difficult 'to discern. Views of Others 'osture Poor It may be because of our interest in posture back In hygiene class in the seventh grade, but tor some reason the term "posture" never tins runif true to us when used in thu military jargon, as military JargonLsts arc so wont to do. It's somc- v.-li:it the same way willi "infrastructure" which ac-corcling to Atlantic planners is "static items of capital expenditure required to provide material tacking for operations and plans necessary to rnnWe the higher command to function and the various forces to operate with efticiercy." There's nlmcvsl enough In that definition to authorize seizure ol the steel mills and transfer ot the Army Engineers back to the Executive Branch but "In- trnstruclure"' still evokes In us nil Image of n compound Internal fracture. Vie were willing to go along, though, while Ihe planners improved their postures and con- s'.rucled their infrastructures. But General C.ruemhel, when be spoke lo the publishers in fu'iv York, cnri-kvi it even further, M year from now. lie said. spop.feliiK of NATO defenses, we will ll.-ne "increased poslurr." Really, General, there's inough posture around now. Let's just straighten up \vhnt we've got. —Charlotte lN.C.1 News SO THEY SAY "Don't Chonge o Word—Print It-All!" TL'KSDAY, MAY 20, 1952 The Soviet not? on Germany ran be a direct. eu'n ;hf.t:gh vacue. invitation for oa.«ing tlie cold war and restoration of interiiiitlonal trade.— AH M. Lnndoii. Rcpiil>l:r-«n nominee for President in At least 'JO million Americans are overweight, Mtli Ine million of ui: m grossly overweight.— Dr George M. Wheatley. * » * A defeated nalion without a true religion is b»aten also in morahty._Mr S . Tamaki ueniura, Japan's tovcrruut uonian Christian leader. * * * It ;vonld l>e folly at this lime lo abandon all controls or to fail lo renew the present defense prodyction not.— Assistant secretary of Commerce Thomas Davis. Peter Ft/son's Washington Column- Plans for European Defense Face Reverses But Move On WASHINGTON — (NEA) — White diplomats quibble over the ist commas in the new "conlrac- ural relations" peace treaty with rVestern Germany, military plans or creation of a unified European Defense force are moving right ihcad. though not without difflcul- les and setbacks. Agreement hns been reached on how German military units will be integrated with those ol the other North Atlantic 1'realy countries. E a cli command unit will consist of a "groupment" — about 13,000 Peter Edson men. This Is oughly equivalent to the Russian division, though considerably small- r than (lie self-contained Aiueri- an division of 18,000 men. Each groupment will wear ils mm lationnl uniform. It wil be cquip- icd, trained and paid by the coun- ry In which It is formed. West Germany will hove eight infantry and four armored groupments. AS THESE German units are eadied, they will be made available o NATO's new supreme command- :r. Gen. Matthew B. Ridgwny. In in emergency like a Russian attack in Western Europe, the groupments ot the various countries could lie merged for an international com- nand. Three or four groupments would make one army corps. There are several places where it would be uselul Io have liucrna- forces, even now. One is the Baltic Sea area, which offers Russia he only year-round open-water ac- e.w to the Atlantic. At the moulh if the Baltic are Norway on the lorth and Denmark on the south Each has less thim divisional strength today. But th» possibility of stationing German troops in these countries would of course be out of the 'question. • * • THE FORCES actually in being when General Hidgway takes over his new command will be 25 divisions, with another 25 in reserve. Of the active forces, one division is Dutch, two arc Belgian, four British, four Italian, five French and six American. Canadian, Danish and Norwegian brigades plus American and British troops in Austria and Trieste make up the balance. Facing this force in Eastern Germany are some 30 Russian'divisions. They are equal in manpower to 20 U. S. divisions. If the Russians were to move another live divisions into Eastern Germany, it would cause tiie NATO countries serious concern. The other side of this coin Is that if the Russians should suddenly agree to unification of East and West Germany and call for withdrawal of nil non-German troops it would put NATO in a box. The R'Js?'ins could move their divisions roland, Czechoslovakia or even buck to Russia. • » • «'. S., BRITISH ami French divisions in Germany would have to fall back on France, unless an agreement could be made with Germany for the retention of foreign trops on her soil. Of the 25 NATO reserve divisions, some could be mobiliB;;! in J8 hours. Others would require from 10 to 30 days. One of the immediate problems Is to get these reserves In condition for faster mobilization. This is not without its problems, due to manpower shortages. Britian. for instance, could solve many of her economic difttculties if she could mine 20 million more tons of coal. But if young miners are taken out of the pits for the necessary j .ra:n.::g of two more reserve divisions, It would cut coal production. Russian reserves arc of course far Krcnter. East of Germany the Russians are believed to have 150 divisions, not counting the inferior satellite forces. Since, the end of World War II. Rusia has been" concentrating on modernizing and mechanizing her armies. Half of Russia's 10 cavalry divisions have now been motorized. On airpower, the Soviet is admittedly superior in jets. Russia is also known to have a good fleet of TU-4 medium bombers—like the U S B-2S. .*••'; NATO COUNTRIES may have little more than half of the 4000 planes they hope to have in Europe by the end or 1052. Too many of the NATO airbases are now in Germany, ahead of the Rhine defense barrier. Getting greater defense in depth is a prime' necessity. Building 50 new airfields in France, with BOOO-foot concrete runways lor jets, is slow. In addition to the problem of taking valuable farmland away from the French peasant. It has now been discovered France can't produce enough cement for the project. Off-shore procurement — American purchase of European-made arms—hasn't worked out as planned. For one thing, European motor trurks have been found to be 25 per cent higher in price than American. Electronics gear is 30 per cent higher and Europe wants 90 per cent down. France now has an aircraft plant going, making three jets as good as the Russian MIG. But the French say they can't afforn to keep the plant going. This may be something of a shakedown. For NATO headquarters It has posed the question of whether to sacrifice one French division, Just to keep the aircraft plant going. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D. Written for NEA Service A reader n.sks whether it is un- isual for n young man of 2-1 to have :ataracts on botii eyes. In answer, me can say that it is uniisunl, • hough not unknown, and indeed :atarncts cnti even be present at Generally speakinp. however, cataracts develop in ihc eyes in tlie ater years of life — for reasons vhicl) are .still obscure -or in eon- icctlon with some disease iucli as diabetes. The first symptom of n cataract s likely to be blurring ot the vi- iion. Objects .such as buildings, rcc.s. or mountains will appear ia7.y or as if they \vcre In a thin cloud. This is because tlie lens of the ey,i has become clouded. Like the lm s of a camera, it must be clear to reveal a good picture. The iinjpc recorded on the brain is like that which passes through the camera lens to the film. At Hie sighl will not be too bad. The amount of clouding de- riends on Die change in the lens of the eye. and the blurrincss or cloudiness of vision increases only gradually. Up to now there is no senrrallv ncrepted medical treatment for a cataract. In other words, there are no "drops" u-hicti can be put In tl:c eyes or medicine which can be siv- en by mouth or by injection which '.••ill Improve the cataract or deliy the progress of the disturbed vision. A pood driii; for this purpose may be discovered in time, but so far tl.ere is nothing of this kind wlmii has leceived Renernl medical acceptance. The preferred treatment for cataract is nu operation. Cataracts Hart slouly, however, and a bcjin- mii3 cataract formerly was considered unsuitable [or an operation until it had become mature, or "ripe." KHW. however, it is possible in many cases to operate on cata- rncts before they have become "iip<?." Of course, this is not always possible and one must rely on the ad- vire ot the eye surgeon as to whether operation .-it a particular time is ivlvi^blo or not. The fact that it can bp drmc sometimes, however, has helped many people and bas .saved Ihtrm from years of poor vision. When properly treated the out- lf:ok for ?onicrme with cataracts is r.ot bad at all. IS Years Ago In Blythcvillc Mr. and Mrs. o. C. Ganske will entertain members of Mrs. Ganke's family with a reunion tomor- |row when all members ot her Immediate family nre due to be Drcs- ont. Tliis year's school census showed j Blyiheville to have 4.171 persons of j school age. a drop of 777 Irom last year's total. niythevilio vv,\s shaken about 6:oO last night by the most severe earth tremor frit here in years. I ll.iri a SaMc of police state living (communism) nnd I did not ike it.— Klin Kazan, motion picture producer mid former Communist. II 's wonderful lo be coing back to sea. All those months a.=hore nnd all (he excitement— I'm tired I of it.— C.ipl. Kurt Carlson • JACOBY ON BRIDGE You Can't Depend On Instinct Alone By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When the average player holds a suit headed by A-J-IO his natural instinct is to take at least one finesse. Tin's is not always the soundest procedure, as today's bund shows. West opened the queen of spades, the king of spades was played from dummy, and East won with the ace. Declarer rurted the spade return and entered dummy R'illi a XORTH « AQ73 * A K 10 9 4 WEST EAST A QJ 109 5 2 *A83 VQ VK852 4984 4>KJ62 + 872 + 53 SOUTH (D) V A J 10 9 1 6 .1 4 105 *QJ6 Both sides vul. Soul* Wert North fat Pass 1A Pass 2 V Pass 2 N.T. Pass 3 ¥ Pass 3 N.T. Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A Q clnb to try a heart finesse. This wns a poor idea. won with the queen of hearts and shifted to the nine of diamonds. Now- declarer was in hot water without a life boat. He had Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD . HOLLYWOOD (NEA) _ SUSAN BALL: A sultry, brunet Jenny- come-latcly with an above-the- nuck resemblance to jane RusselL A G.I. snapped a picture of her, sent it to a Hollywood agent and— presto—Suzan was gulping in -whiffs of scented movietown air. UI signed her, tossed her the second feminine lead with Shelley Winters In "Untamed" and has just hoisted her to stardom with Jeff Chandler and Scott Brady - in "Yankee Buccaneer." How did she fare with Shelley? "She was kind io me," says Su»an, "Why do people look surprised when I say thai?" JACK PALANCE: No competition to Coniel Wilde or Robert Taylor in the-profile League, but still something for the girls, according to Joan Crawford, who picked Jack as her leading man in "Sudden Fear." Tall, off-bene and rugged, Jack comes from the Broadway sta^e, "Where I was in a series ol flops tliat lasted about 10 performances each." A menace again in Paramount's "Shane," he shudders: "1 never played a heavy until I hit Hollywood. I'm hoping this part in 'Sudden Pear' changes things. I'm no monster." Ava Non-ing: Pox's green-eyed. Hungarian-born looker makes her film bow in "The Pull House" and Is playing one of Gregory Peck's loves in "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." A studio talent scout spcttcil her in New York TV shows and arranged for her to test for a movie that was never made. Ava on her name, which was chanjred from the Hungarian Eva: "Efts heejj mixation. I pick up telephone—I say the"- ees Ava and people pes disa' it. They theenk ees Ava Gardn;.- I theenk I change lo Ada, ho? ? Thecs way I weell .not hive t(i change monograms, on my bath towels." DEAN MILLER: A Ray Milland- ish lad smack out of TV In Cincinnati where 'I was a poor man's Ralph Edwards in audience participation shows and sold brns between segments of old Theda Bara movies." The ticket to Hollywood that Dean bought as a vacation treat turned out to be a ticket to stardom. In the club car of the train, he bumped into MOM execs -Dcre to lose a diamond and another trmnp no matter how he continued. A trump fmesEe might have been a sound idea if dummy had held a second trump. Then, if the first trump finesse lost. South could try a second finesse. As it was, a single finesse, gave South practically no advantage -and exposed him to a prompt diamond return by West. The correct play in this situation, which occurs in play fairly often, is to lay down the? ace of trumps immediately and to continue with the jack of trumps. If South had done so after ruff- ing the second spade 'w.ith a low trump, his nee of trumps would have caught West's m^en, and the rest of the hand would have been very easy. If South is not lucky enough to drop a singleton honor with his ace of trumps, he has several other chances to make his contract. He continues with the jack of trumps, and may find that East is obliged to win the trick. Since a diamond return can not be made by East, South will then be quite safe. Even if West wins the second trump trick, declarer Is still safe unless West shifts to diamonds. In that case, of course. South mush guess whether to try the diamond finesse or to try for a discard on one of dummy's clubs. Senary and L. X. Sidney, and proceeded to sing the praises of video to them. The higgles culprd, Invited bin to take a screen test and D«an never returned to Cincinnati. You'll be seeing 1,1m In "Skirts Ahoy" and "Because You're Mill*." Dean meanwhile enthuses: "Hal Roach and Jerry Fairbanks may b« doing fine with TV films, but on« of these days MGM will get into it. Then watch out." * * b JULIA ADAMS: Jennifer Jones and Rita Hayworth came up from western quickie films, and so did this brunet from Little Rock, Ark. She was known a* Belly Adam* in her poke bonnet days, but combed Ihe oats right out at her Iresscs when UI tossed her the role of (lie spirited Southern fiti In "Bright Victory." Julia now hns "Bend of the Rir- .er" and "The Texas Man" to her credit and remarks: "Everything's happening so fast I can't catch up with myself." PALMER LEE: A tall, husky newcomer who's Ann Blyth's leading man In "Sally and Saint Ann." A few years ago Palmer was a radio announcer in San Francisco and finally heeded the "you-ought-to-be- In-movies" talk. "So I found myself driving » truck by day and doing little theater work at night," 5 rins Palmer, whn admits (hat (he going waa rough ana that his bags were packed for a quick <-*it a few hours before an agent wangled a screen test for him. "He's In "The Battle of Apache Pass," "Red Ball Express" and "Francis Goes to West Point." BARBARA RUSH: first of Paramount's Golden Circle chicks to leave the studio Incubator "because I was getting a lot of publicity but no acting parts." Big-eyed, burnet Barbara was discovered at Pasadena PlayhousB by a talent scout two years ago. Now the word's out that Barbara, after a visit from the stork this summer, will go under contract to Fox where her young husband, Jeffrey Hunter, tolls. "The solution for any actress Is to marry an actor like Jeffrey." Barbara declares. "He can cook and keep house." Marilyn Monroe is one beautiful chunk of cheesecake who is wisely trying very hard to learn to act as well as to look alluring. — B"n Bard, drama coach in a ITolh - "jd acting school. • • • The listeners and viewers of television and r a d i-o programs have a right to expect, and should demand, decent and wholesome entertainment. — Congressman E. C. Gainings <D., Ark.). • • • • "'"•'•. Only a common faith can bring about the deepest union of men. There must be no distinction of races or color, or social or cultural background.—Pope Plus xn. These are rough times for college gradu-1 ales. If the draft! d o e s n't get them the tax collector will,'. the minute they j get a job. On* of the nice things about be-t ing young.] though, is that. you don't know enough to Kan easily. @.NCA Radio Actress Answ«r to Pr«»iou» Pulil* I HORIZONTAL 1,6 Narrator on "My Friend Irma" radio skit 11 Prayer 13 Withdraw 14 Philippic 15 Eluder 16 City in The Netherlands 17Eatcna\vay „_„,., 19 Compass point ij) Worthier. 20 Warned morse , 22 Daze 20 Handled 2o Possessive 21 Abandon pronoun 22 Blemish 3 Weary 4 High school auditorium Ob.) 5 Swiss warble 6 Mississippi river dike 7 Greek letter 8 Broad 9 Angers 10 Withered 12 Sea nymph 13 Pauses 27 Shrub genus IS Lease 29 Gaelic 31 Editor (ab.) 32 Measure of area 34 Shown — ~.~.....:,, 36 City in 26 Emerald Isle"23 Ancient Irish Illinois 30 Went by capital -37 Narrow inlet 32 Flower 24 Employer 40 Cripples 33 Mountain nymph 34 Primps 35 Pastry 36 Make a mistake 38 Estimate 39 Her husband is Lewis 42 Age 45 Genus of plants 46 Steamer (ab.) 49 Slimmer sausages 51 Withstand 53 Island in New York bay 54 Required 55 Worms 56 Her friendship for Irma undergoes many VERTICAL I Dove'i home JDry 41 Doctrine n Essential being 43 Rodenli 44 Exclamation 46 Lather ; 47 Allowance for waste 48 Communist* 50 Consumed 52 English river

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