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PACK FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (AUK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18,1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A HAINES, Editor, Asslstunt Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Winner Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. _ Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blythcvllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 85.00 per vear, $2.50 for six months. $1.25 for thrre .months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Yet I will distress Ariel, >nd (here shall he heaviness »nd sorrow: and it shall b« unto me a« Ariel.—Sac 29:2. * * * Often the clouds of sorrow reveal the sunshine of his face.—Jasper. Barbs We'll bet the thief who stole 50 boxes of sample shoes was hopping mad when he found they were all for the left foot. * * * It's fall cleaning time, when all the Irish b removed from the attic just before some of It is put back. ' * * ¥ If it weren't for mirrors we'd probably never see whos is to blame for most of our troubles. * * * A Judge says something: alls married men who want to be free »« a bird .Half cuckoo, maybe. * * * When » man start* scribbling on his desk telephone pad, hli wife's on the other end of the line. Jackson's Successor The considerations that led to the selection of Earl Warren as Chief Justice of the United States overrode the fact that he lacked experience as a practicing judge. His balanced temperament, his breadth of vision, his vast general experience with the sort of problems the high court deals with, all recommended him particularly for Chief Justice. But the untimely deatli of Justice Robert H. Jackson creates a totally different puzzle for President Eisenhower. Special considerations may rightfully apply in choosing a chief justice. But in the rest of the court, judicial experience has been too long ignored. The President would do well to restore that factor to its proper place in the selection process. There is no rule which requires thnt the Supreme Court be populated almost wholly with men of long practice on tht bence. But it does seem reasonable to suggest that at least a few of the justices should be veteran jurists. One can hardly quarrel with the idea that a body of judges should contain some judges. In the past, 20 or more years, the presidential habit has developed of employing the court as a kind of happy hunting ground for deserving politicians and appointive officers eager for the Permanence of tenure that goes with the job. That the U. S. attorney generalship shoult come to be regarded in many eyes as a kind of automatic stepping-stone to the Supreme Court indicates how far this trend had gone. Clearly we should have no automatic steppinestones, nor should the court be treated as an election-proof pnra- dise for party faithful. This doesn't moan no attorney general should ever again get the job, and it doesn't moan political and administrative ranks should be bypassed. Rut it does mean that real judicial training is long over due for recognition. Mr. Eisenhower is said to be considering four eminent jurists among half a dozen prospects for the Jackson vacancy. HP can do no better for the court and the nation at this time than to name one of those four—or a man of equal qualification'. A Pretty Dream Prime Minister Nehru of India and Prime Minister Sastramidjojo of Indonesia have proposed an Asian-African peace parley aimed at extending the "peace area" from the Philippines westward to Egypt. In attendance, besides India and Indonesia, would ht Ceylon, Burma and Pakistan, the whole comprising the so- called "Colombo powers." Of this group, only Pakistan is a signatory of the new Southeast Asia defense pact .The others lire properly described as Asian "neutralists." The two promoters of this parley propose to exclude Keel China on the theory that the conference thus would be free of any entanglements with either the Communists or the Western worlds. This is a pretty dream, no doubt, and it may result in some pretty words if the conference should be held. But a great force bent on world conquest is at work in Asia, as elsewhere. Its power cannot be blunted by professions of peaceful intent from among the intended victims. It can only be met by countering force. That is harsh doctrine, grating on Nehru's tender ears, but it is the only policy that makes sense in the harsh world that contains a marauding communism. VIEWS OF OTHERS Trivia Although -we have a large wdstcpaper basket we have no trouble filling It each day with publicity releases and schemes, advertising circulars, how-to-get-rlch Ideas and a multitude of sales approaches. But now and then one pops up that Is short enough to catch our eye. One of these the other day came from the Missouri Valley public relations office of the Ford Motor Company. This piece said the Ford Times publication had grown Interested In the question of how modern man would fare In the world of primitive weapons, and as a result had carried on a three-year experiment with bow, boomerang and slingshot. Each year for two days, the piece said, « hopeful half-doien employes hunted on i 1,600- aore tract of Michigan land northwest of Detroit. The results In three years: Three squirrels, one rabbit and a deer (almost). The first year netted nothing. The second year one squirrel brought down by an archer. The last year two squirrels, one rabbit and the near-miss deer. The Ford magazine reported this as "progress." "It Indicates," said the magazine, "that, given practice, man oan face to the rear with hope." Hoo boy! Face to the rear with hope Indeed. Wonder what old Henry would think of that bit of research? — Maltoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. The Shorts Problem There was consternation—but little whistling the other dny at Chicago's North Park academy when some of the students showed up In shorts. The reuson; It was the young men, not the %M& who showed up In the brief trousers. The school's principal Allowed the youngsters to attend classes In that attire, explaining there are no rules concerning dress, except that H be In good taste. He probably realized also that he wouldn't have Hie problem for long with the wintry winds already starting to blow in Chicago, and irinybe he was thinking about the old .saying: Men will be boys."—New Orleans States. More Than Lip Service We can't help thinking that those public-spirited citizens working to take the mud-slinging out of election yeiir campaigning by asking each etm- didate for Congress to sign and observe a fair piny pledge have cut themselves a pretty tall order. It's a good start, though, toward reversing the current no-holds-barred trend, with human nature what it is, the voters probably will hnve to speak the Una] word on the subject. We nre reminded of the man who, having hurt his forehead, was advi.scd to rub it wilh brandy. Later, nsked if he had done so f the chnp replied, "1 tried several times but can never get the glass higher than my mouth." The time has come, it seems when we can all render more than lip service in a similar .situation.—Johnson City iTenn.t Press-Chronicle. Who's Driving? Home from the capital, says Typo-Grnphic, a Pittsburgh business man looked out the window and snw a big log floating down the river. He pointed it out to a friend. "Set- thi\t log", he snid. "That's Just like Washington. If you examined that log closely you'd find I0 p 000 ants on itr- and each one of them thinks he's steering It".— Hollywood (Pla.) Herald. SO THEY SAY My concern is not with Corpora! (Claude E.) Bachelor's future, but with our Army'g understanding of the evil and insanity of communism. —Defense Counsel Joel Wcstbrook on his client's courtinartitU. * * ¥ I think sve arc going to have peace, but the greatest factor is to be able to preserve our unity so thnt this guy (Russia) can not pick us off one by one.—Gen. Alfren Gruenther. * * # It (conversation) IB shouted down by devil's advocates of order, . . . subdued by soft-voiced censors.—Yale's A. Whitney Grlswold. * # * If it was to b* life imprisonment, it Would have been far better for him (Cpl. Clnude E. Batchelor) not to roturn (to the U.S.>. But I will wait forever until my husband \n freed.—Mr*. Kyoko Batchelor on hUAband'* oourt-marU*i. i Someday They'll Run Out of Tricks! Then What? Ersktne Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Pettr Id son'i Wathington Column — Crossed Wires; Too Bad, Its AII His Fault;AlkyTakeoff;GiveawayDenied HOLLYWOOD—(NBA) — Hollywood on TV: The birds of bright Jlumage, who left Hollywood when :he box office began to slump, are winging back home. After seven years away from the scene of her movie stardom, Joan Blondell is the latest to change tier address back to a palm-shaded Movletovm street. Telefilm made Hollywood a Caplstrano for Joan—a starring series for Revue Prod., "Star of the House"—plus revived interest by studios in established star names for big- screen movies. 'I've just kept moving since I left Hollywood," Joan told me between scenes of a Fireside Theater stanza, "Sgt. Sullivan Speaking." "I've done live TV and plays nd night clubs. Train porters used to address me as Miss Blondell. But since TV, they say, 'Hi, Joanie.' But I'm glad to be back home." John Lund no longer l« a TV holdout. He's shopping for a dramatic series . .. Dinah Shore goes to the Waldorf-Astoria Starlight Room for 'three weeks in January . . . Eddie Albert and Margo, making the night-club circuit, are warming up for a filmed series. Betty Button's saying television is not for her. "It's great for someone with more energy." So who has more energy than Betty? PEGGY McCAY, the darling of TV soap opera,' has had movie offers but she says she just can't afford Hollywood. Her five-day-a- week emoting as Vanessa Dale in CBS' "Love of Life" pays her more than a lot of movie stars earn and besides: "I don't want to cpme to Hollywood just to wait around." Peggy's a dead ringer for Janet Saynor back in the days of "Seventh Heaven." TV studio in 18 minutes. The curtain parted and the brother beamed, confident he would not be recognized. But without moment of hesitation, his sister squealed: "JOE" EVEN A J15.000 paycheck for a short dramatic sketch couldn't lure Gene Tierney Into a TV spectacular .The role of Desi Arnaz's mother Is being added to I Love Lucy" for some mother- in-law situations. Bob Crosby's cnce-a-week nighttime show for CBS to supplement his daytime stanzas starts in January. A bigger budget and guest stars. Mark Stevens, I can now spill it, offered $250,000 to-the sponsor- owner of "Martin Kane. Private Eye" for full rights to the property. But when the series vamoosed from the a i r, the asking price was a cool million. Rex Allen may do a TV western series to be produced by Republic Studio. Allen's the only movie cowpoke who hasn't leaped onto home screens. Overheard: "My agent said not to worry about my appendicitis. He o»n get me a job on TV In "The Medic.' " LASSIE, the famed movie collie. Is 12 years old, but owner Sudd Weatherwax isn't worried about the "Lassie" telefilm series proving too strenuous. The glamor pooch, he says, Is in "wonderful health and he has years to go." WASHINGTON—(NEA1 — Government officials nre still having trouble remembering that headquarters for the Federal Civil Defense Agency has moved to Michigan. A White House aide dialed FCDA's number the other dny, got the operator and asked for the extension of the man he wanted. "I'd like to speak to Mr. Hansen." said the White House man. "He's not In this city." "Where is he then?" asked the White .House voice. "In Washington." "Well, where are you?" "In Battle Creek, where do you think?" The telephone tie-line between Washington and Battle Creek hart gotten crossed. Mr. Hnnsen hnd been left behind in the Washington office. the other day were rating conventions which had been in town the past year. Here's what they decided: Biggest tippers: The bankers. Biggest drinkers: The doctors. Biggest playboys: Real estate men and home builders. Biggest talkers: DAR women. Biggest bores: Atomic scientists. Biggest walkers: The Legionnaires. It was widely reported in Eng- Inntl that the U. S. Army was turn- ng over some of Its new guided missiles like the Honest John and WAC Corporal to the British Army for incorporation into its ground force units. The Pentagon denies this report. It's reported that the U. S. Army doesn't have a big enough stockpile for its own purposes. AEC denials. Strauss re- neighbors in Culpepper, by the ports: "My where our streams and wells are dried up, look at me suspiciously these days. But when they say anything about it I point out that my wells are dry, too." He also says: "I am advised that in an ordinary small thunderstorm there is much more energy released than In a quite large.bomb; and that in a hurricane or earthquake, the amounts of energy released are far beyond anything involved in an atomic thermonuclear explosion." The Air Force and General Electric have conic up witli a new cheap way of getting jet plnne.s off the ground, fast, on short runways. Old way wn.s rockets which was very expensive. The now system involves a tank of nlcohol nnd water hidden in the wing. When the takeoff boost is needed the alcohol mixture is injected directly Into the combustion chamber of the jet engine. AF-GE engineers also huve o brand-new aircraft cnnnon ju.st about perfected svhicli shoots 20- mm. shells at nn "unbelievably" fast rate. It's supposed to make obsolete even the new M-3S can- do with freak weather. But a lot non. which scared the pnnts of! of people still wonder about it. MIO pilots at the end of the tight- In fact the neighbors of AEC They're reviving some of the old gags concerning t h e fabulous wealth of W. Averell Harriman, .since he became the Democratic nominee for governor of New York. Here's one of them. Friend of Harnman sees him having lunch at his club and inquires, "How are you, Averell?" "Feel like a million," Averell answers. "That's too bad," says friend, "what's wrong?" For years, now, the Atomic Energy Commission nns been deny ing that its tests have anything to ing in Korea. A group of WnshtURton cab drivers in a bull session on the stand in front of the Mayflower Hotel Chairman Lewis L. Strauss in nearby Culpepper County, Va., which has .suffered a severe diought this past summer, are among those persons unconvinced There's a move on to toughen up punishments given U. S. armed services personnel. The Uniform Code of Military Justice, adopted In I860 us a part of the U. S. armed services' unification program to give all military men the same legal safeguards as civilians, has now come under attack by Navy and Marine officers. The new code made most changes in Navy law and regulations. Rear Adm. Albert E. Jarrell, writing in the semiofficial U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings, complains thnt the new code weakens discipline, "The 'Supreme Court' of military justice is now the Court of Military Appeals, composed of three civilian judges," Admiral Jarrell explains. "These judges control the most important function of command, which is discipline. Yet they assume none of the responsibilities of command. The effect of civilian Influence is tremendous and it is bad. We must have beiter discipline than that which Is tolerated In civilian communities." Life in television or why TV producers will never reach the age of 39: Not long ago the program, 'Place the Face," arranged Its most elaborate meeting of two people brother and sister who ladn't seen each other for 47 years. The brother was flown from South Africa to Hollywood, using up two months of the program's TWA travel budget. The State Department went to a great deal of trouble clearing him for entry into the U. S. His plane was late and a car with a police escort rushed him from L. A.'s International Airport to the tricks Now East was caught in a squeeze. If he kept only two spades, dummy would provide a low spade trick, and if East kept the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. D Without the aid of nurses, physicians would certainly be up ngam.st it. More important, the millions of people who enter hospitals each year would be in a sad plight: H hospital without nurses is inconceivable. Tills year the U.S. Senate has approved and sent to Hie White House a special resolution designating Ocl. 11 to 16 as "National Nurse Week." The purpose of this action Is to focus public attention on the contributions of nursing, 'stimulate the entry oi quatitietl girls Into thnt noble profession, and emphasize the importance of nurses In modern medical science. It is a pleasure to take special note of this occasion and to add a word of tribute t6 the hundreds of thousands of devoted girls nnd women who have given so generously of their efforts to aid the healing ol the sick. One aspect in particular of nursing is well worth recalling. Modera nursing owes its origin to the great Florence Nightingale. Before her reforms began 'to take effect hospitals were almost all filthy buildings. Patients with serious Infections lay side by side with those who had no germ Infections at all, The results ol this lack of cleanliness and elementary knowledge of prevention ol disease can only be imagined. People who went to the hospitals died like flies. Many who were sent to the hos- ptals" of. the pre-Nightingale era considered themselves practically condemned to death—and they were. Florence NSphUnRnlp's first big opportunity c:un? when [he Cn::ir- fin War broke out in 18M She oi- fered h«r ftervicrs R.I a nurse. She found on her arrival flt the scene of hostilities that In the barrack hospital alone there were four miles of wounded soldiers lying less than 18 inches apart. This was years before the part j played by germs in diseases was ' known or the principles of antiseptic surgery discovered, but Flornce Nightingale realized nevertheless that efficient nursing demands cleanliness. She found that the hospital had no basin, towel, soap or broom in the whole place. She set to work with pail and scrub brush and cleanliness followed shortly. Miss Nightingale was an invalid most of her life which made her accomplishments all the more remarkable. Since Florence Nightingale's time, the nursing profession has gone through many trials and tribulations. In some respects nnd at some periods, nurses have truly been the forgotten servants ! of medicine. They have been un- | derpaid and overworked. Now their economic situation is gradually Improving. But today as always, the Ideals ol the nursing profession remain service to suffering humanity rather than financial 'or economic gain. An excellent little pamphlet for girls considering the nursing profession has been written by Elizabeth Ogg anH is called "Prepiu-Ing Tomorrow's Nurses." This Is available through the nonprofit Public Affairs Committee. 22 East 38th Street, New York 16, N.Y., at i cost of 35 cenU. Haiti la the only French-speak. ing republic ia the Western Hcm- laphtri. I • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NBA , Service By OSWALD JACOBY Expert Can Usually Solve Tough Hands When both sides lend the same suit, one side is usually crazy. An exception to this rule is shown in today's hand, played by Harris Fisli- bein, one of America's great experts, and a favorite partner of mine in bridge tournaments. The bidding was quite standard. Fishbein opened the South hand with one heart because it was too strong (or one no-trump but not North naturally responded with one spade, and now South could show his strength by jumping to two no- trump. North understood that this showed a hand of 18 or 20 points, and he therefore knew that his own 7 points were enough for a raise to game. West opened the three of diamonds, properly trying to establish his long suit. East played the ten, and Fishbein won with the Jack In his own hand. What should declarer do next? He could take eight fast tricks, but how was he to develop the ninth? If he gave up a spade or a heart In the attempt to set up his ninth trick the enemy would quickly take four diamond tricks as well, defeating the contract. Fishbein solved his problem by I firing a diamond right back at West. Perhaps West should have refused to cash his diamond, But this sort of restraint was far beyond the actual West player. He took his four diamond tricks, on which his partner could »afely discard three clubs, while South I parted with a heart and .1 .sprdo | West got out safely with a club, and South took nil thret «lub NORTH 16 4K975J V 763 • 985 + KJ WEST EAST 46 4QJ108 VQ5 VJ1082 »AK632 »104 495432 41087 SOUTH (D) 4 A43 V AK.94 « QJ7 4 A Q 6 North-South vul. Sooth West North East ] V Pass 1 4 Pass 2N.T. Pass 3N.T. Past Pass Pass Opening lead—* 3 Preston Foster's wordage about bowing out as a rugged screen star and leaping into TV as Captain Jack on "Waterfront": "For every 100 people who knew ..if face In my 22 years In show business, there are now 500 peopl* who know It. In my fondest hopes, I didn't eipect anything to happen so fast mnd 30 good." Hollywood designers and wardrobe experts are thumping their foreheads over color video. Only pastel tones can be used In costuming. No blades, whites or strong hues. . . .Tommy Noonan recleved a bid to play Marie Wilson's hubby in "My Wife Irma" but his Fox studio bosses wouldn't hear of it. Now hear this, all you comics. "Risque Jokes," says George Burns, "will kill you quicker than anything On TV. People will laugh at them—and then sll down and write a letter complaining about Actor Fess Parker, In Kentucky for "Davy Crockett," got his first glimpse of growing tobacco. "So that's tobacco," he said. "Hmmm—regular or klngsize?" Even the tobacco auctioneer wouldn't answer that one. only two hearts, South would develop the nine of hearts as his ninth trick. Either way, Fishbein \vns sure to make his game contract. 15 Yeait Ago In BJyt/itri/lt— Those of us who remember the good old days When everyone gathered at the depot to watch the engine puff in may see a similar sight next Tuesday p. m. at the Frisco Station. At that time the 3:25 South Bound train, St. Louis to Memphis, will be pulled by a streamlined engine. The newest type in use today. Senator Theodore Bilbo declared today that President Roosevelt has promised Federal Aid to drouth stricken farmers in 24 states including Arkansas. Miss Winnie Virgil Turner, elementary school supervisor of city school, spoke to Armprel PTA yesterday. Her topic Was "Sow an Act, Reap a Harvest." Paraguay Parcel- Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 Paraguay is one of the two —countries ol South America 7 It has extensive — 13 Trader 14 Rent Kst 15 Exit 16 Wish 4 On the sheltered side 5 Birds' homes 6 Doctors (ab.) 7 Paired (ab.) 8 Furtive looks 9 Handle 10 Inflammation (suffix) " 11 Nostril 12 Winter vehicle30 Gull-like bird. 47 Gaelic 20 Portrait slttersSl Essential bein<>49 It has an —— 21 Article 33 Mountain (ab.) of 150,515 22 Line anew 35 Half-em square miles 17 Property item 23 vehicle 40 Pronoun 50 Lease 18 Demolished 24 Roman date 42 Genus of geeseSl Grafted,(her.) 19 Masts 25 Tissue (anat.) 43 Look fixedly 52 Feminine 23Ascuncion Is 26 Period of time 44 Mitigate agent (suffix) •its capital 28 Tardy 45 Asseverate 54 Bitter vetch 27 Individual 29 Employer 46 Darling 55 Pints (ab.) 28 Stringed instrument 32 Revokes, as a legacy 34 Rents 36 Tell 37 Buries 38 Former Russian ruler 39 Operate 41 Sea eagle 42 Onagers 44 German state 48 Biblical weeds 53 Reluctant 55 Father or mother 56 Fosterer 5730 (Fr.) 58 Those who make mistakes f* 55 Theater usher DOWN 1 Notion 2 Negative! r-M . 3 Gibbonj

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