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PACK MX BLYTHEYTLLE (ARlt.)' OOVF1TR NEWS MONCAT, OCTOBBR «, MW THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TM COURIER NEWS CO. • H. W. HAINES, Publisher KARRT A. HAINES, Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN. Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: Wallaw Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Int«red »s second class matter at the post- oHtct at BlvthevillS. Arkansas, under act of Con- ireM, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blyheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles. 86.50 per year. S3.50 for six months. S2.00 for three monthts; by mail outside 50 mile zone. J12.50 per year payable in advance. MEDITATIONS Mike haste t« help me, O Lord my salvation. Psalms 38:22. * * * What hinders that you should be a child of God? Is not salvation free? Is not the invitation to it flung out to you on every page of the New Testament?—Spencer. BARBS An ambulsnced river in an eastern city was arrested for going 70 miles an hour. Hou- easily h* could have picked up some business on the w»f. * * ¥ Hard work makes H. easy to make the best of what you have in mind. if * * Folks who make spectacles of themselves make it easy for friends to see through them. * # * You can eel about everything but « cold off your chest by telling: other folks about It. * * * li't funny somebody hasn't invented a dictat- tag machine that chews gum, just to make things seem normal for the boss. Regardless of Election, City Faces A Dilemma In the manner of city finances, it makes little diference who is elected to take over the mayor's chair on Nov. 8. The city is broke, with little prospect for a brighter future. In a September Council meeting, the city borrowed $20,000 as an advance on its share of the tax turnback from the county and then took $17,500 from the parking meter fund, which is legally earmarked for use in street improvements only. As to why this was done, the ans- •iyer is simple: like every other household and government, sooner or later the city must pay its bills. Since it hasn't the board financing powers of the federal government, it's usually sooner for the city. Will things get any better in the near future? No. The financial squeeze will be even tighter. Obviously, with a growing population, the city is going to have to provide more services. The idea of city policemen working i 72 hours a week is utterly ridiculous on the face of it. Cops are just as human as anyone else. There is no reason to expect them to continue to work on this basis. Thus, the city during 1956, must hire more policemen. That's a first item of business. Second, it will have to raise the pay of the policemen it has and third it will have to re-examine its "fringe benefits" for these men. Although the volunteer fire department of Blytheville is widely recognized over the South as one of the finest, it will have to be firmed up with a skeleton crew of "regulars" who will be firemen and nothing else. This means the addition of even more men to the city payroll and these too Should be hired under the best possible working conditions in order that serious, career-minded persons may be attracted to this important job. So, first business of the city In 1966 must be that of casting about for new fcom'ces of income, and finding legitimate revenues which are in keeping with sound governmental practices. MacArthur and Yalta AVere it not for the political smoke generated over the issue, only the historians would be interested now in how General MacArthur felt about Russia's entry into the Pacific war. The controversy stems from the publication last March of the record of the famed Yalta conference. This move followed pressure from some Republicans who believed the record would support their charges that President Roosevelt "sold out" to Russia by granting concessions. The Yalta record indicated top U. S. military leaden considered Ruesia'e en- try into the Pacific war vital, and felt th« West should pay a stiff pric«, if necessary. But, in commenting specifically on that aspect of Yalta, Democratic Senator Lehman of New York,declared that Mac- Aruther" strongly favored and urgently recommended that Soviet Russia be involved in the war against Japan." Lehman clearly implied MacArthur was among the military men consulted in formulating Yalta policy. The general flatly denied this. He said if asked he would have emphatically urged against bringing Russia in at "that late date," and added it would have seemed "fantastic" to him to lure the Russian in with concessions. There followed a demand for release of documents bearing directly on .MacArthur's position. The Defense Department recent 35,000-word report was in response. The report shows that on Dec. 10, 1941, three days after Pearl Harbor, Jlac- Arthur urged Russia's entry into the Japanese war. From then until after the Yalta meeting, which ran from Feb. -1 to Feb. 12, 1954, he is not on record as reiterating this view. Nor is there any conclusive evidence he was consulted in preparation for the Yalta conference. Thus the implication by Lehman that MacArthur's view was a factor at Yalta is not borne out by the record. But if the record does not support Lehman, neither does it wholly back up MacArlhur, who said if asked he would have urged against Russia's entry. On Feb. 13, 1945, the day after Yalta ended, Col. Paul Freeman of the War Department, reporting to Chief of Staff General Marshall the substance of a long conversation with MacArthur, said the general expected Russia to seize territory in northern Asia. On Feb. 25, General Lincoln cabled Marshall that "MacArthur considers it essential that maximum number of Jap division be engaged and pinned down on Asiatic mainland before U. S. forces strike Japan proper.' 1 On March 8, Lincoln, back in Washington, further reported that MacArthur had said the nation should "make everey effort" to get Russia into the Pacific fighting. On June 18, MacArthur cabled Marshall saying L'.S. risk and loss in invading Japan would be much less if an attack from Siberia (Russian soil) could he launched well ahead of our own target date. MacArthur now states he viewed the Yalta decisions as binding once they had been taken and transmitted to him. This is possible. But it is not clear whether Freeman's Feb. 13 report reflected conversation before, during or just after Yalta. Historians free of today's political al- mostphere will have to decide what the general's real views were in the months after Yalta, when he made repeated statements urging Russian entry into the Japanese war. VIEWS OF OTHERS Fiscal Miracle In Soviet Union. Returning from an observation tour of the Soviet Union, Senator George W- Malone, Nevada Republican, is quoted as expressing amazement over one Russian achievement that apparently has moved the Senator in some mild envy. Russia ha.s no national debt. Balancing the budget, or yearning to do so, causes no headaches in the land of former czars and present, dictators. But the explanation of this Russian fiscal feat is not difficult. Moscow's heads of the treasury, or whatever their official name is, have the power to cancel all debt. A few years ago they abolished all savings accounts over a certain figure. In the government stores the official prices are whatever the bosss Soviet storekeeper wants to charge. And everything either belongs to the government or can be confiscated by the government without compensation or any other act which American would call legal and pust procedure. —Asheville (N.C.I Citizen. SO THEY SAY We must tnke what comfort we can in the •trange paradox that by the development of these terrible (atomic) weapons wn have reached some degi'co of security, sincft everyone knows that In nuclear war thorp cnn bo no victor. —British Foreign Secretary MacMilan. * * * Those (advertising) agency puys back there in New York have charcoal gray hearts. — Milton, Berl« quips after agency men deny hs wn* of- fcrcil and turned do\v"n an 11-mllllon-dollftr TV contract. 'All I Want Is to Ask if They're Running' Peter Edson'f Washington Column — Powers of Assistant to President Are Under Scrutiny in Washington WASHINGTON —'NEA >— The : powers of the assistant to the pres- j ident, Ex-G,ov. Sherman Adams of New Hampshire, in running the j government during President Ei-1 senhower's convalescence, are ; coming under scrutiny in Washington. There is no law creating this S20.000-a-year job. It just grew. Woodrow Wilson had his Colonel House. Franklin D. Roosevelt! had his Harry Hopkins. But they! were planners and fixers, not ad"-! mmlsirators. j Roosevelt also had his staff of special assistants "with a passion for anonymity." But they were only trouble shooters carrying oul orders. During the war, there was an actual "assistant president" of the Jnited States. Congress created! the post in the Office of War Mo-' hilization and Reconversion— OWMB. Its director was to run [he domestic economy. That, relieved the President of his burden. It let him concentrate on the inlet-national situation and n.nning the war. James F. Byres resigned from the Supreme Court to become first director of OWMR. He was succeeded by the late Fred M. Vinson. then by John Snyder and Dr. John R, Steelman. former head of the Labor Conciliation Service. The law gave the director au- thority to issue directives to Cabi-i a few weeks to help the new team net officers and other government agency heads, even without the approval of the president. When Steelman took over. Jus•e Vinson cautioned him that it House staff and the job of the was the second, most powerful position in the. nation and that its authority should be used most carefully. It was Steelman himself who recommended to President Truman- that the office should be abolished This was in December, 1946. some months before the War Mobilization Act expired. President Truman thereupon created the new job of "the assistant to the president" right out of his hat. And he made Steelman it. He was not elected to the office and his appointment did not have to be confirmed by the Senate. Steelman met with the Cabinet. but he sat at the foot of the table. He had an understanding with Truman that he would never be given a political assignment. Je became a hind of glorified. chief cleric. He was a screen, a contact man. a coordinator, a carrier-out of orders and paperwork mover. After President Eisenhower was elected and had named his first assistant. Governor Adams came to Washington for a couple of days with Steelman, to see how the White House operated. After inauguration, Steelman stayed on for Doctor Says — Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. "Our 29-year-old son," writes Mrs. 8. "has what our doctor calls polycythemia. Would you explain this to u.s?" I am rather astonished by the number of inquiries I receive concerning polycythemia. since it considered a fairly rare disorder. Perhrps it Is more common than generally realized. Or perhaps those who have some contact with ii are puzzled and therefore more likely to inquire about it! PolycyUiemia vera (true polycy- themia) is a disease in which there are too many red blood cells in the system. In this respect, it is the direct opposite ,of anemia, in which there are too few. The excess of red blood cells may be only slight or there may be twice as many as normal. The sumptoms of polycythemia differ from person to person. A brick-red flushing of the face and hands is often present. Headaches, dizziness and inability to work well are fairly common . The disease cannot be diagnosed by these .symptoms alone, but counting the red blood cells under the microscope is essential. Polycythemia has been known for ninny years. Many kinds of treatments have been tried, the most common one being repented removal of blood from a vein. Such repeated small bleedings do not, of course, cure the rondtion but gel rid of some of the extra red blood cells. Other treatments are the use of drugs aimed at destroying some of the excessive red cells. In some cases this kind of treatment has been quite successful. In recent years phosphorous which has been made radioactive has been used with considerable success. Phosphorus, of course, is one of the elements, and like many others can be charged wltlj radioactivity by means of the cyclotron or "fllom splitting" apparatus. If this IA done the phosphorus will give off certain kinds of rnys which Art commonly ctiled r*dlo*ctlvlty. Because the phosphorus loses this radioactivity quite rapidly, however, it is safer than some other radioactive substances. When given to patients with poly- cythemia, the phosphorus unites with the red cells and destroys I some of them, thus bringing the number down toward normal. This method of treatment for polycythemia seems to be the best so far developed. Indeed, polycy- themia is one of the first diseases for which beneficial results have been obtained as a result of the discoveries tn nuclear physics and atomic research. However, even this treatment is not perfect and the search for other and better methods still goes on. get started. It became apparent at once, however, that the Eisenhower and Truman concepts of how the White Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLWYOOD — (NEA)— Off the Sound Track: A Hollywood gal about town is taking credit for the new "hobo flair" hair style for dolls. Sez she: "I've been wearing my hatr like that for years and haven't I always been called a tramp?" . . . I've been expecting a hungry movie actor to go berserk on a teteIMm set and make h adlines. but I didn't think it would be Old Eninifl, the 9000- pound acting elephant. If actors get only peanuts for teleiilms. as they claim, how come Emma was unhappy? . . . Jean Peters has an understanding with her studio, 20th Century-Fox, that she doesn't have to work un-ess she wants to. And at the moment she doesn't want to. ... Add dolls who look good in uniform: Deborah Kerr in her Red Cross duds in "The Proud and Profane." Actor* stricken speechless on live TV remind Danny Thomas off tiie suddenly frozen wild-eyed ham! on stage during a performance of] "Hamlet." From the wings a | frantic prompter finally has tol shout: "or not to be." "LOVE ME OB LEAVE ME" returned Jimmy Cagney to the boxi office record-bustin 1 league. But: he's flattered over unexpected au-j dience cheers for a couple of small ( roles he played "just for a lark." One was the captain In "Mr. | Roberts" and the other was as! George M. Cohan in a short chal-j lenge dance routine with Bob Hope In "The Seven Little Foys." I "I did both of them just for; kicks," he told me on the set oft "Tribute to a Badman" at MOM. I "The captain was the fourth role in the picture but a chance for a Honolulu vacation with my I'amily. The dance number with Bob was a throw-away. 'Love Me or Leave Me' was the choice one. I didn't expect much of a reaction from the other two. "Don't ask me to figure out audiences. I did 'Time of Your Life' in 1948. We gave U the best of everything and it lost money. All movies that cost over SI,500.000 lost money then. The TV panic was on. Maybe I'd worn out my wel- come and now people are happy to see me again." PEARL BAILEY, th« "I'm Tired" gal of song, ain't that w»f offstage. "I'm loaded with energy." insisted Pearl and anyone on the set of Bob Hope's "That Certain Feeling" will tell you the same thing. Always tagged as a singer, Pearl says It isn't so. "I tell stories to music," «h« says. She also Writes verse and says these lines were inspired bf show business: "Do you find the road 700 travel rough and the going hard and slow? "I traveled the same w»jr, my friend, a long, long time aff«. "Are you disappointed, Ure4. hmrt and a bit too proud t* cry? "And do yom wipe tfce te*r* awar with •, smite? "Shahe, buddy. M 4* I." Announcement of a film version of comedian Joe E. Lewis' autobiography, "The Joker Is Wild," is due even before the tome hit* the bookstalls. A six-year-ol4_glrl told Art Linl*. letter on his TV show that her mother and father were both lawyers. "What's the most important thing about being a lawyer?" asked Art. Replied the moppet: "Driving * Cadillac." THIS IS HOLLYWOOD, Mrs. Jones: Gordon Scott, the screen's current Tarian. always has his flowing locks cut by a studio hairdresser- It's a special trim that won't flop around like a horse's tail while lie's tree swinging. Hear li Xow: No more night club touring of the U.S. for Lena Home, who's settling do«-n in -New York. She'll only iilay Las Vegas six weeks a year. Bobby Diamond, who plays Audie Murphy's brother in "To Hell and Back," became a TV regular Oct. 15 in "Fury." a new home screen western series. assistant to the president were to be run differed completely. President Eisenhower organized it like a military command, not like a political office. Governor Adams frequently came into the President's ofi'ice when congressmen and other important figures called. With more political experience than the President, Adams became a number one political White House figure. ._.._ .. Resentment against this scheme of things has built up in many places in Washington and around the country. Governor Adams is an executive, not a conciliator. There is no Question of his integrity, his hard work or his loyalty to his chief. There is no question that the presidency entails so many responsibilities that no man can do it. The advantage- of the Eisenhowe» organization are obvious in the present emergency, where the President is incapacitated. Somebody has to keep the wheels rolling. But there is considerable feeling developing in Washington that the present setup is not the perfect solution. JACOBY ON BRIDGE Strength and Length Count MRS. G. — "They hardly ever use the word 'obey' in the marriage ceremony any more. Mr. G, — "No — too bad. It used to lend a little humor to the .occasion," _ port Myers (Fla.) News- Press. PERHAPS We don't really have inflation in this country, but there was a time when you had to hold $10 worth of groceries from the bottom, not by the top of the sacfc. — Asheville IN. C.i Cilfcen. By OSWALD JACOBT Written lor NEA Service Bidding throughout the country has improved tremendously since most experienced players have adopted a point count to £uide them. However, it is still important to look, at your distribution in addition to counting your points Its something like watching your weight — you need to know hou much youVe got, but you also consider where you've got It. In today's hand, North saw that he had only 12 points in high cards. no-trump. Hence North should have bid instead of passing, despite his low point count. North got a second chance to correct the contract when East doubled. By this time, however, North had made up his mind. He stood by the poor contract and suffered a minor disaster. West opened the queen of hearts, and the defenders proceeded to take the first nine tricks in hearts and diamonds. South was down three, for a loss of 800 points. If North had bid two spades, he would have played the hand there, making this contract with an overtrick. Even if North had bid two clubs, he probably would have become declarer at two or three spades or two or three clubs. Nine tricks were there for the taking at either spades or clubs. The difference between making a part score .and going down at one no-trump would have been pretty close to 1000 points. Q—T ne bidding has been: South West North East 1 Heart Pass 2 Hearts Pass ? You. South, hold: A?> VAJ875 4AKJ642 +7 What do you do? A—Bid four hearts. Almost any dummy with good heart SUTV- port will give you a- fine play for game. TODAY'S QUESTION The bidding is the same as in the question just answered. You, South, hold: 43 VAKJ642 4J8753 *A What do you do? Answer Tomorrow Mario Lanza's blushing. Residents of San Miguel, .Mexico, loaded him down with gifts, including three parakeets, during location scenes for "Serenade." He sent the parakeets to a local orphanage and then discovered the birds were the orphanage's gift to him! Ancient Deer Fossils Found CHEBOYGAN, Mich, iff)— Reindeer fossils believed to have belonged to animals once roaming tha northern part of Michigan's Lower Peninsula some 11,000 years ago, have been found in Cheboygan County gravel pit. The fossils of legs and antlers ol a caribou, or reindeer, probably came from an animal buried in an out wash of sand and gravel from one of two glaciers which covered the area. Dr. A..H. Stockard of the University of Michigan Biological department said. Complete Job ST. ALBANS, W.Va. iff) — The owner complained to police that the thieves who broke into his place weren't satisfied with the $60 they found in the cash register. They also carted away the cash register—worth $i"5. WHEN the scientists get all through playing with fieir orbital basketball, maybe they will take tip the practical problem of finding a way to eliminate crab grass. — St. Louis Posi-Dispatch. THE state or numan oeings can be understood when one realizes that the average man is surprised when someone does him t a favor. — Lake Mills (Iowa) Graphic. The "Join the navy and tec the world" ilogan hat been replaced by "G* etacMd lo Congrm and enfcy *•• *o*«l onymirieH." WIST *73 NORTH (D) AAKQ64 V64 4>9I * K 10 9 S CAST 41095 • K.J72 463 # At} 105 *J74 SOUTH «843 *AQ>1 North-South vul. Nortk tut SooU Wert 1 * Pass 1 NT Pass Pas* Double Pa» Pa» Past Openini lead— » Q World Tour Answer to Previous Puill* ACROSS 3 Rich fur 1 City in Alaska J TG . e ™;! n dly 6 Arabian rotws ? ™ eiy . ,9 __ (j e S Offered < lu« Janeiro,Brazil 'Century plant 12 Greek division « ? urn , slightly 13 Buddhist ^SuPPly OS"'" 10 Notion 11 Esker: 16 Oil 20 Italian city 32 Show contempt 34 Antitoxini 25 Solar disk 26 Essential He opened the bidding, properly enough, but got discouraged when hi.' partner made the weak response of one no-trump. North, decided to pass since game was] almost surely out of the question.' Th« pass was ft poor idea even though North'* count was not enough for game. North had all of his high cards and most of his distribution in the black suite. Both red suitft were wide open. The hand would almost surely play » 'iw tricks better «t a lull tfiin tt dialect 14 Editors (ab.) 15 Feeling IT Vegetable 18 Symbol 19 Like tilec 2: Proboscis 2" Dutch city 24 Francisco, California 27 French China 29 Preposition 32 Endlen (Poet.) 54 Older 38 Repeat }7Pa writing! 98 Once (dial.) 39 Fury 41S«crtt«d 42 Dry, M wine MTtantmtt 4»Body pull 4»Ixchin«* UWlnfUke put 94 Valuable* H French K> J7Ireland M Prejudice MKind <K ' WSotki flM II Auction MWN t Blrd'i home 1 Vefet*M« fit 31 Mouthward 33 Aicendi 35 Happening! 40 Stste positively 43 Shrewder 28 Missouri rlver45 Thrashes 4? Intestinal (prefix) 48 Great Lake 50 Operatic Mh> 51 Distribute 52 Essential being 3D Whole (prefix)46 Scottish caps 55 Roman broni*

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