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PAGE SIX BI.YTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, OCTOBER IB, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole Nations! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Merc phis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1017. Member of The Associated SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevflle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Keep my commandments, "r-^ live; and SI.Y law M the apple of thine eye.—Prov. 7:2. * * * Let your religion be seen. Lamps do not talk but they do shine. A lighthouse sounds no drums, it beats no gong; yet, far over the waters, its friendly light Is seen by the mariner.—Theodore Cuyler. Barbs An astronomer says the sun will be cold In 15 million years. Add that to all the other things you shouldn't worry about. * * * A sujjrtllon to the college for waiter! in Um east: Teach them to add correctly. * * * Increased traffic always meana more and more highway Improvements. And we go from ruts to tax. * * # The expenM of H cauied some folks to put up racation trlpi this year. They wound up with a bit roll Instead of a loaf. * * * Good houses are made by good carpenters and good homes by good marriage*. Flight Of The Future The ancient dream of unlimited flight is rapidly nearing reality. A nuclear-powered airplane—which can fly for great lengths, of time without needing any refueling—may be built within five or 10 years. This is the gist of a news report which recently came from The Wall Street Journal states, as a fact, that designers of nuclear planes have licked their most difficult problem. They are ready to start construction, it says, as soon as they get the Go-sign. The problem which had to be solved was on of excessive weight. An airplane's atomic reactor will have to be properly guarded or its rays would destroy the crew. And it long was considered a fact that this could only be done with enormously heavy shielding. Less than 18 months ago, the head of a leading aircraft firm cancelled the company's research work, and said that a nuclear plane would hardly get off the ground. He summed up the guneral opinion when he saw it as just "a big clunker." Within the past year, however, scientists-engineers have finitely worked out reactor designs which they're sure will provide the answers. We now can build A-planes, they say, which are lighter in weight than our larger bombers. Although deep official secrecy surrounds every phase of thi> project, preliminary work on an airplane reactor already has been begun, it is said. The green light for actual building attempts still hasn't lx>on announced. But factions within the Pentagon are said to lie urg- ii 1 !,' action, and the job mny be tackled at any time. As to when such a plane could be flown, there seems to be some disagreement. Some engineers who are skeptical say not before 15 years. Others hotly dispute this and claim, if we started now, we could do it within only five years. The argument made by the second group is that every atomic advance to date came sooner than most predictions. Or to use the words of the Journal: "The optimists have usually been right" It is hoped they are right again. Long-range nuclear aircraft, which could stay in the air for days, would give us a major advantage in a possible future war. Then, of course, there's the brighter side—for, after successful war planes are built, we can start producing commercial planes. And once we've done that, who knows? If reactors are lightened still more, perhaps we can go even further and use them in land vehicles. Trains, buses and freight trucks may someday run thousands of miles on tiny marbles of fuel. Today it sounds quite fansastic, even to most of the experts. But as recent as J5 years ago, so did the awesome hydro- j/.n ^omb. Who's Studying Whom? The U. S. Army, it seems, has found itself much overstocked on an item it calls a "staff study." To quote a recent news dispatch, the Army "makes so many staff studies it cannot keep track of them all. Sometimes two or more staffs are making the same study at the same time. When the studies are completed they are filed. Eventually, another staff starts another study of the same situation or problem." The surplus was brought to light in —yup you guessed it—a staff study! This would be very hilarious except for one little point: It is costing the folks who pay taxes some $5,000,000 a year. This is liow much could be saved, it is said, by installing a new central tiling system. Studies already made would be filed very neatly together to avoid any duplication. We trust that the Army will do so. And the people they pick to do it, we hope, will NOT be another staff study group. N/IEWS OF OTHERS Sowing Seeds of Rebellion As happened in Oreenbrier County. West Virginia, school authorities at Milford, Del., have been forced to bow to demands of (.he people for separate schools. The resistance of white people in these border states is only a small sample of what is in store. The fact should be increasingly pl»ln to "reformers" thftt people In many regions of the United States want and insist on racial separation. Disturbance of tl\e historic relationship of the races against the wishes of the people involved can lead to serious consequences. Common ting on the boycott of the Milford schools, The Baltimore Evening Sun says the Mllford patrons "want to have their school authorities maintain separate schools for white children, The Supreme Court, however, says plainly enough on May 17: 'We have now announced that such segregation Is a denial of the equnl protection of the laws'. While there is still the question of whether desegregation Is Lo become effective now or Inter, the school authorities of Milford or any other community do not have the power in the long run to do what the boycotting parents want them to do." There in essence Is the issue before the American people on the race controversy. Shall the laws be construed to force the mass of people to do what they do not want to do? CAN the laws be enforced when people are determined to resist? The News and Courier docs not ndvocnte tie- fin nee of laws. We deplore violence. We likewise recognize that human nature can be pushed too fur. We know that fnulty Interpretation of the Inw can create dangerous conditions. These conditions can lead to disorder. So far, no serious violence bus occurred. We can credit this lucky situation lo the good sense of people In such areas — such as West Virginia and Delaware — whose protests against mingling of races in their public schools have been orderly and peaceful. We hope no violence occurs anywhere. We believe these incidents, however, should serve as warnings to authorities in all regions not to push people too far. Hotheads and ruffians mny translate civil disobedience into rioting and bloodshed. While law-abiding people should not engage in civil disobedience, (lie fundamental laws of the country should not be distorted for political advantage. That is what hits happened In the United States. Constitutional law tins been twisted out of shape. Public schools nn? innintained, administered and paid lor by the localities where they are situated. Like police and fire protection, they are LOCAL government. The right of people to govern them.seh'es cannot be denied indefinitely without dictatorship and force. Free American citizens fire not accustomed to being pushed around. We hope they never submit to dictation, no matter how pious the excuses for it. — Charleston tS. C.) News and Courier. SO THEY SAY The Lord hns been unkind to tins • fellow <Ru«*ia). He lias given Mm a geographic ttis- advfintflge. Hi- (Russln> is going to have trouble gelling close to the United States, itnd to win an all-out war he has gol to take us.—Qen. Allied Grucniher. ¥ * * There never was any question in my mind that we'd win the world championship. 11 was soine- IriiiiK you can't pul your finger on, but you Just know.—N. Y. Giants Captain Al Dni'k.:' •V- * * I am an eanu-sl friend of Ihe man'who works. I ri'specl and admire what organized labor has done for this wuimry.--P«sldcnt Eisenhower. * * * ;" It (CommuniM Party bob.s and weaves and ducks to avoid punishing body blows.". . . It hits below the bell, gouges an eye and nn elbow. —FBI Director Hoover. * * * We cannot expect to win the struggle for the minds of men. If we penult our lorelgn |»llcles to be tied lo the colonial policies of Great Britain and Trance.—Senate Majority Lender Knowland. * V- * Our mechanical wizardry has far outstripped our Intellectual nnd s.nrilual calmly to live in hnrmony together. -J. E. Hobson, director, Stanford U's Research Institute. French Security Peter frfson's Washington Column — Conviction of Colonel Fleming Opens the Door to More Trials WASHINGTON—(NEA) — The conviction and dishonorable discharge sentence of Lt.-Col. Harry Fleming for collaborating with the Communists while a prisoner of war in Korea is going to launch at least a dozen more trials in this category. One Is expected to Involve a graduate of West Point. Fleming's conviction has also raised to the boiling point a feud nside the Pentagon which has been raging on the whole question of handling of these POW cases. Out of the 3000 men who were prisoners of war in Korea, invcstl- talioiis were made against 215 of ;hem for various, suspected Illegal activities. Out of tills number 78 were considered serious enough to be presented to the Dept. of Army Board on POW Collaboration, al- -hough the remaining cases are till alive and more information Is eiiifr gathered on them. From the list of 78 the Board and Dept. of Defense officials agreed hat there was enough evidence to go to trial on 43, Including Plem- ng, Cpl. Claude J. Batchelor and Cpl .Edward Dlckenson who have also been convicted. The general of the eo in in and in vhlch a man Ls assigned lias the authority to order a man brought :o trial. They have speclfic-nlly re- 'iusod to act on -Jx cases, which . eaves 34 still pending. Because here has ben so much public and ittlctivl confusion on this matter the generals with this decision to make lave delayed action, fearful of bad publicity. The conviction of Fleming, which was not considered one of the strongest cases, is expected to spur action on at least 12 other cases where there is evidence that O.I.'s either died or were maltreated because of the conduct of the suspected POW's. All of the 34 might be brought to And none of the original 215 can consider himself free yet. The dispute within the Pentagon over the handling of POW crimes involves complex issues and is bitter. The Army is irked with the Air Force for Ignoring the whole matter. The private Air Force opinion is thnt. each airman is worth such an Investment in training and experience that his main mission is to get out of a POW camp alive so that he can fly ngnln. This point is considered a vital factor in future front-line Army discipline, however. The Army feels thnt it just cannot let a man got a way with surrendering too soon or cooperating with the enemy after capture because it might encourage many more men to do the same thing later. Many officers in the Army also feel the Marine Corps Just made public relations gesture by ite trial of Col, Frank H. Schwable, which ended up in effect keeping him from becoming a general. They feel the Marines are covering up on other cases. most of the 215 men with bad records as POW's leave the Army with honorable discharges, and giving them all of their back pay and allowances. It throws the prosecution of them into the hands of the Department of Justice, which is believed more likely to be influenced by public opinion than the Army. Having already granted honorable discharges and given the back pay to these men it makes it more difficult to take these benefits back if the men are found guilty later. Another item of irritation to some Army experts is the preemptory way the Department of Defense has stepped into the picture, It took it upon itself to limit the authority of the commanding general on who should go to trial. It't forced a general to call a trial. But it has said which cases he cannot send to trial. Also within the Army there Is a large group of officers who believe that there has been too much official talking which has tended to convict the POW's involved before thny ever appear in court. They think that Army C>-2 (Intelligence) has put too much stress on the importance of the military information POW's can give to Ihe enemy. It's felt that 99 per eent of the officers and men who are captured could t ell everything they know and Enktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD— (NEA) —Exclusively Yours: The movie retirement line forms to the right. Betty Hutton, I'm betting, will change her mind but Mark Stevens' future definitely means tossing his make-up kit in the nearest river. He'll have an office with "Producer-Director" lettered on the door. Never completely happy as an actor, Mark told me on the set of Steve Wilson: "I'm stopping- before they stop me. I can't see mj-self lasting: forever as an actor like Gary Cooper, for instance. I'm not in that class. I like directing and producing better." A few months ago Mark directed "Ketchikan" for Allied Artists. In January he'll produce a Broadway musical, "American Plan." "And then," he told me, "I will produce and direct feature pictures in Hollywood." "What would you do if you had a ring like that?" » Replied Jean: "I'd hock It and get a manicure." Sign on the back of Vonnc Godfrey's small foreign car: "Hit Someone Your Own Slifc." Dennis Morgan's 'wording In, his first movie in years—"The Gun That Won the W^t." And he's slimmer and trimmer than he's been in years. , . The Maureen O'Hara- John Wayne's 15-year-old son, Patrick, is playing his second movie role in "Mister Roberts," but his desire to become a priest has a stronger lure for him than make-up. He told me: "I have felt the calling since I was 11." THE DEBBIE REYNOLDS-Eddle Fisher merger is so near that MGM designer Helen Rose is already doodling Debbie's trousseau on her sketchboard, . . , Kichard Greene and Patricia Medina are a constant pair of exes in London. Freinds believe they are working up to remarriage. A tourist did a double-take when writer Martin Ragaway and his wife, Dojie, waited for a traffic light at a Hollywood intersection. "Look," said the tourist to a friend, "there's June Allyson." As Martin and Dojie drove off, he beamed: "Wasn't that nice. They thought I was Dick Powell." Ginger Rogers' husband, Jacques Bergerac, Wil play a Jack Webb type in a movie private-eye thriller, "For You, Callaghan." He made his film debut with Ginger In 'Twist of Fate." When her medics give the signal, Gene Tierney returns to Hollywood for a starring role in "Keel Boat" at Paramount. . .. Jane Wyman and her new husband, Freddie Karger, sat across from Jane's ex, Ronald Regan, and his new wife, Nancy Davis, at a Hollywood party. There was no exchange of usual pleasantries. SARITA MONTIEL, the fiery 21- year-old Spanish beauty under contract to Hurt Lancaster and Harold Hecht, Is making it tough for press agents. As shapely a dish as ever hit Hollywood and as peppery as the late Lupe Velez, Sarita screamed "No, No" when I asked her if she was tossing her torso into the mov- ietown sex-appeal ring. "I weel not permit," the dazzler who costars with Lancaster and 3nr^ Cooper in "Vera Cim" told me. "Maybe a leel sex appeal, but [ thecnk today, tomorrow and before is better be an actress. I do not like thees cheesecake. My legs and body I weel not .show. And be- ieve me, they are not crooked or tweest. They are good." On her love scenes with Cooper: "Xize. He not so young any more, no, but I like to kiss him more than a young, stupid actor." JEAN 1 CARROLL tells it in her hilarious comedy act at the Sahara Hotel in Vegas. A Las Vegas still wouldn't be telling the Within the Army there is dis- j enemy anything he didn't already doll showed off her huge diamond agreement about having allowed j know from other sources. ring, and said to Jean: / ip* p Written for NEA Service tlX UQClQr d£iyS — By EDWIN r. JORDAN. M. D In the heritage of Christianity roni Judaism, the world owes the naught, more than In this area of marriage, home, ftnd family? -i-«- « big debt especially in their Even in so-called Christian lands •oncopt of the sanctity of home j the contrast between the ideal, the 1 right, and the wholesome on the nd familv life. whereupon West took the ace of clubs and led a low spnde through dummy's king- jack. It was now up to youth to guess whether West had led from the y altered uoin me »' "• i nce or * rom tnp queen of spades 'the problems of; Surely this is the greatest prob- South needed only one spade trick Ions have greatly altered both the' P nlll "E- onclitions and ome life from what they wen; in Mem facing Christians and the ural and village communities, and j Christian Church, as well as nil the small towns of the sort m ! who are concerned about the so- •hicli I wns born. (ciftl welfare. Only those whose memories eoi This, and the problem of achiev- nck to the Victorian age cim rt-al-'inff world peace, are the greatest p how grew! these chanuos IVAV« : problems. There would be more een It wasn't so long ago that :\ ''• hope among nations and peoples, ewish father was Inmeminp to me] if there were more peace in homes, ic fuel that so many of the youns- j families and in all the daily rela- monds. South continued with four rounds of trumps, discarding two [ been happy to lead a spade If his 1 suit had been headed by only small cards or by the queen. The fact that West did not lead spades in- low clubs from the dummy. East also discarded clubs at each op- j dic'flted "that his holding was head- portunity. j C(J by tne ace instead of by the Declarer next led the ten of j queen, diamonds, holding the trick. He In short. South decided that West continued the nine of dia- had the ace of spades because he moncls, and took the ace. East I had failed to open a spade. Will Price bickering over daughter Bronwyn has stopped. But Maureen is still Miss Zipped Lips on the background of the trouble With her ex-husband. Jose Takes Whirl At Directing By BOB THOMAS HOLLYWOOD (*—Jose Ferrer, that man of many trades and master of most, is taking a whirl at directing his first movie. Puerto Rico-born Ferrer is starring in and directing "The Shrike," which he also starred In, directed md produced on Broadway. I dropped in on his set to see how he is coming along. I found the balding, energetic actor pacing down a ward representing Bellevue Hospital in New York. There were no lights er cameras, because he was spending the day in rehearsals. The inmates of the psychiatric ward looked unfamiliar, having been imported en masse from the Broadway cast. Ferrer had them run through ft few lines, then halted the proceedings and conferred with cameraman Bill Daniels on camera anglei for the scene. Throughout the re- sal, dialogue director Leon Charles stood In Ferrer's place and read his lines. While giving directions, Ferrer referred to Charles as "me." Ferrer, who wore grey slacks, pale yellow sports shirt, dark blu« sleeveless sweater and a light blue scarf around his neck, was all over the set. He moved the actors liko chessmen, conferred with script writer Ketti Frings and sought advice from technical adviser Alice Biddell, a pretty nurse from Los Angeles General Hospital. "Well, this is a psychiatric ward," Ferrer explained, "and you all have some reason for being here. Some of you are overly nervous, others are more serious." When the company broke for lunch, Ferrer told me how he is filming the picture. He takes one sequence and rehearses It for a day or two. Then the entire crew Is assembled and the sequence is filmed. Ferrer moves on to another rehearsal. 75 Years Ago . In Blythevillt — Mitchell Best spent the weekend in McCory, Ark., as guest of his parents. Neill Reed returned last night from Herber Springs where he attended the State Singing Convention. Mr. and Mrs. Corde Corzlne or New York City were complimented last, night with open house given by Mr. and Mrs. Alton B. Jaggerf at their new home 1120 Hearn. Mr. Corzine, solo bassist with the New York public library of music division orchestra, is a nephew of Mrs. J. G. Barnes. Mrs. Jaggers is cousin of the artist. Tonight Mrs. A. E. Robinson of Leachville will entertain for the young couple. er generation had forsaken the old ways, and lost the of family lies and responsibilities. However this may be. a great factor in the strength of the Jews; historically, in spite of sufferings, j persecutions and tragedies, has been this attitude toward home and family life, and this noi\s far back into Jewish history and religion. Christian teaching enforced all that JeMis and Ihe disciples uhomj He giUluToct around Hun had known in all that Jewish hern^e that the Vaster said He had not come to destroy but lo fuliUl. Love in all the relationships o! life is [he supreme demand of Christ's ttMch- ing and examples. Lov? \\\ hnme and family life in the Cm-Mian conception Is the only basis of happy nnri responsible livnui -love between husband anti wifo, love between parents and children. All this is so obvious and elemental that to slate it seems commonplace. But H is the commonplace things of lile lhai are the most Important, and Ion oiten neglected. Is there any area ol life to- dny In which the basic and com- monplnre things of Christian touching are neglected, and set at tionships of ordinary life. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Wrlflen for NEA Service By OSWALD JACOBY NORTH 15 (HKJ6 ¥104 » K 6 5 2 *KJ97 WEST (D) EAST 4 A973 AQB4 r 9762 »5 487 « A J43 + A9-1 4Q108S3 SOUTH * 1052 V AKQJ83 « Q109 North-South vul. W«t Pass Pass Pass Pass North Pass 2 N.T. 3 N.T. Pass Eilt Pass Pass Pass Pass South I V 3 ¥ 4 ¥ Opening lead— » 8 Table Talk Answer to Previous PuzzI* Failed to Bark ! In This Bridge Hand Many bridpe hands remind me of the'famous Sherlock Holmes case, in the dummy, for then he could of the dog that barked in the night, i disrard on the king of diamonds When Dr. Watson pointed out thnt ! «nd also on the king of clubs, the dog actually hadn't barked. | South made the correct deci- Holmes observed that this was ex-j sion by putting up dummy's king actly the point. This may all scorn ' of ,-pades, but this was not a pure pretty remote, from a bridge hand,, guess. South's decision was b*.sed but I'll try to show the connection not. on what West had dojie but on with today's hand. (what West had failed to do. West opened the eight of dia-' South knew that West had start- monds. dummy plnyed low. and ed with four trumps, a fact which East finessed the Jack in the for- would normally induce to open lorn hope that his partner hart a IOHR suit. Actually, however, West led from Q-10-8. South won with | had failed to open a long suit. What I the queen of diamond. 1 ;, of course, i could be the reason for this failure? [ much relieved thai lit- had been, The only reasonable explanation .spared the trouble of guessing was West considered both black the location of the jnck ol dla- : iults unleadabj^. West would hw ACROSS 1- and saucer 4 Dessert 8 Ready for the table, as fruit 12 Mineral rock 13 Cuckoos H Spinach provides it 15 Indian weight 16 Girlish for a boy 18 Hanging ornaments 20 Defeats 21 Butterflies 22 Pitcher 24 Roast leg of 26 Former Russian ruler 27 Feline 30 Entangle 32 Island in Venice 34 Raging 35 Masculine appellation 36 Number 37 Small demons 39 Care for 40 Passage in the brain 41 rummy 42 Worship 45 Awns 49 Put down 51 Age 52 Wolfhound 53 Peruse 54 Household god 55 Depend 56 Glimpse •>7T!c;.:.-r: of typ« (pl-» DOWN 1 Price ingredient 3 Puckery fruit 4 Containers 5 Indigo 6 Kind of candy 7 Worm 8 More prevalent 9 Flower 10 Tennyson was one 11 Finishes 17 European peninsula 19 Serious 23 Fends off 24 For fear that 40 Satire 25 Poker stake 41 Dizzy 26 Cookery .herb 42 Jewish month 27 Those served 43 Remove 28 Solar disk 44 Gem 29 Mated 46 Harvest 31 Strikes 47 Ancient Syria 33 Those opposed 4 8 of com 38 Talks idly 50 Anger sT

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