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PAGE THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAT, OCTOBER 18,1954 Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wtllioe Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered ai second class matter at the post- ottloe at Blytheville, Arkansas, under net of Contre«, October 8, 1911. 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. $5.00 per year, $2.50 for six mouihs, J1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And fell down on his face at his feet, slvinj him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.—I,uke 17.16. * # * I will absolutely surrender to God every un- aurrendered area of my life.—Morrison.. Barbs It hardly payt off to lave for a rainy day If In to dolnt you don't spend enoujh to enjoy the lunnr onea. » ¥ * The art of conversation Is dying out, says a professor. Maybe what we need Is more ope- nticni. * # ¥ There are no natural bridge players, according: to mn expert. It does take practice to kick the right Ibta tinder the tabfe. # * * A Michigan farmer boasts of owning a 12- year-old Plymouth Rock hen. And Just when Is hs going to «11 her lor a springert France and the London Pact The family of free nations may look with »atisfaction upon the French Parliament's endorsement of German rearmament as provided in the so-called London Pact. Any joy that may be felt over this event must be put on leash, for the French thus far have endorsed only the principles of the rearmament plan. Final approval must await the drafting of specific treaty details, which were not worked out at London. That such approval might not necessarily be automatic could be gathered from the fact that several French lawmakers, Including Premier Mendes- France himself, put forth new conditions and concessions they would like to obtain before accepting the final arrangement. Recalling the long period of French backing and filling over the ill-fitted EDC project, one can only shudder at the thought they may insist on important reservations to this new pact. Nevertheless, the Assembly support of Mendes-France on this set of principles already represents a definite advance beyond the most forward stage ever attained on EDC. The premier himself played a major role in the preparation of the pact, and he had the courage to stake the life of his government on it at this time. Evi- dentally French confidence in him was a large factor in winning support at long last for the idea of German rearmament. Even the French Socialists, long a handicap in any efforts to deal realistically with European defense problems, swung behind the premier. Ironically, though, the popular Republicans and some others who backed EDC withheld their backing this time on the ground the London agreement doesn't go far enough toward European unity. It is to be hoped that when the pact is reduced to treaty terms the premier will be able to hold the support he now has and gain additionally these groups which find the agreement somewhat disappointing. Certainly the latter must see its value as a step down the right path. The premier will be wisely advised to spend his time between now and the final treaty test in full effort to hold and build stronger his winning combination in the Assembly. Any contrary course. ar:v concentration on crippling r«-ferva'. ; rr:= that might doom the pact with o'.htr nations, would expose France once and for as unfit to play any significant role in its own or Europe's defense.. By now the French should surely understand that fact. Relax, Girls The nation's unmarried girls can start relaxing a little. Their chances of getting a husband, it swmi, ar« aoiut- antly getting better. During the past five decades, the gals have been taking some merciless ribbing. The largest ''available" age group, 15 to 24 years, showed fewer than 100 males for ever 100 females. And comedians, parents and beans seldom let them forget it. Now the shoes' on the other foot. According to recent figures the ratio now is reversed, and for every 100 girls there are 2.3 extra hoys. But before they start gloating too much, there is something the ladies should know: Since women outlive their menfolk, the ratio including all age groups still shows a shortage of men. And the experts say it will stay that way for many more years to come. VIEWS OF OTHERS King Cotton In Comeback Those who counted old King Cotton out in his bout with the synthetics were n little premature. He's up at the count of nine. At Rossville, Oa., American Cynmmikl Co. Is producing a chemical which imparts to cot- Ion all the qualities claimed tor those fibers which come out of vats. The research chemists who produced the revolution In textiles have now staged a counter-revolution. Cotton is on the way back and that is Rood news for those states in this country and areas elsewhere in the world where cotton Is an Important crop. Twenty-nine cotton lenile companies Joined with American Cynnamld to develop the chemical. Treated ' 'cyanoethyUitect cotton" is resistant to wear, mildew, rot and perspiration to the same degree as Orion or Acrllon, two of the newest fibers. More important, cotton yarn sells for 70 to 80 cents a pound and the treated kind will cost only three to five cents more. Aerllan, for example, sells for $1.50 a pound. The cotton plantations aren't out of business yetl — Miami Daily News. Precious In Sudbury, England, reports Reuters, 60 married couples refused to leave mother-in-law for homes of their own in a new housing project. "In a vast majority of cases," says the British news agency, "the couples have decided housekeeping and cooking are much easier with mother-in-law." Pip, pip, Reuters, and all that. You have missed the Jolly old point. Know why the young couples are hanging onto mother-in-law's apron strings? She's the most valuable, the hardesl-to-gct commodity In the whole universe. She's baby-sitter material, that's woll • I — Asheville (N. C.) Citizen. Yankee Doodle There Is something quite appropriate In the decisian of the Past Office Department to re-do Its rolling stuck in more colorful attire. AccorrthiK to popular story the present olive drab color scheme \vns one of the hiuifjovers ot World War I. It stvnu the government pot stuck with a lot, of leftover camofluKe paint of the familiar olive shade. To keep it, from going to wasts postal authorities mcd it on the tracks. when the llrst coat wore off the cll.stom was so firmly Ingrained tluit it. wus continued. The color scheme now is a spirited red. white and blue—sort of a Yankee Doodle symphony of color so to speak. But when one considers that most the mail carried is white in color, (he Post Office Department usually runs in the red and the employes are now blue over a vetoed pay hike, the color scheme heroines as appropriate as it Is patriotic. —Savannh iGa.' Morning News. Mercury Mystery The nation's Gnidf A mystery (he.se clay.s involves mercury. What new mid secret use is the government making of the liquid metal? For the first six months of this year Hie government, has syphoned off 1M32.0&0 pounds of mercury. In the nine months ended June 30 some 4,500,000 pounds or 60.000 fln.-ks. hfive disappeared. A year apo the price of a fhi.sk of quicksilver was $168. Now with nenvy governmental buying, the price has zoomed to $32.v-up 75 per cent. Defense department olfiaals proles no knowledge of what is behind the secretive federal purchases. A better clue nift? be in nuclear research of the atomic energy commii-sion, but spokesmen refuse comment. And the nation has a first rate mystery: The rase of the missing mercury.—New Orleans States. " . SO THEY SAY In the ranks of concealed Communists labor leaders, educators, publicists, doctors, lasers, businessmen and even clergymen.—FBI Director Hoover. * * * We (Cleveland Indians' had a great season. It just lasted four games too long. —Geiieral manager Hank Greenbetg. * * # I think a humorist is a slave to his sense ol humor. He can't see things any other way,—Clifton Fodiman, on NEC radio program "Conversation," * * * The United States hiwi lost its le«dershlp (of the freft world! because of its failure to cooperate with other nations and its failure U) deal with McCarthylsm.—Sen. Estcs Kefauver. It's A Beaut! Peter fc/son's Washington Column- — Our Truthful Soldiers Unwitting Aids to Communist Brain-Wash frs/cine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD WASHINGTON—(NBA) — The Pentagon is dumfounded at the anr.r/.ingly successful psychological testing the Communists did on U. S. prisoners of war in Korea. Just as soon as possible alter a man was captured he was forced to write out a detailed history ol his life and fill out a questionnaire which sought intimate details of hl.s marriage, financial standing, education, hobbies and relations with parents. Not having been warned about this, and knowing they were not revealing military information most of the men complied with the request fully. The shock ot capture also tended to make them very truthful and cooperative in BoiliK along with this Commie request. Unfortunately the results of these tests toid the Beds exactly who among the prisoners would be must susceptible to brain-wnsh- IIIK. Generally they looked for men of beticr-than-average IntelliRrncT wlui might not have had loo much ortui-iilinn. had unhappy marriages nr who were in some Imancial trouble at home. Scores of faclnrs were nppnrratly weighed In this .selection. Thc-v didn't bother with the men who were obviously well adjusted, had no bitterness toward their general lot. in We or who expressed very firm conservative political beliefs Every POW \v:is exposed to .some "education" in communism. Out they saved their main eiforl.s tor those who appeared most likely to smviimb to the higher science of bratu-vvaslung. And al- though It only ended up selling about 200 American soldiers on some kind of defection, out of 3600 POWs, It's still regarded as a dangerously successful effort. This problem and a half dozen others in connection with the Korean POWs are now under study by numerous commissions and groups In the Pentagon. Psychologists, doctors, educators and lawyers have all beeen called in on the question. When the implications of the POW situation began to dawn on the Pentagon after Operation Big- Switch, demands were made for tougher training, as a possible solution. It's now believed that training in the direction of being tougher is not the answer. One thing being considered la an indoctrination of all men going into combat on how to gather evidence of defections in POW camps. If the men had known more about this before Korea the services woifld have better cases against the defectors today. If the men had been better schooled in proper POW conduct it \voiild have been a deterrent for many of the prisoners who got In trouble. All they were told was to give only name, rani and serial number. There are military cases which have held that duress Is no legal defense against treason. That principle is still held to. But how long must a man resist duress before committing some act short of treason? The service, regulations are vague on that point. Should a man cooperate with the enemy to keep other prisoners alive? That's another question military law does not spell out in satisfactory detail. This point was the defense of Lt.-Col. Harry Fleming who was found guilty 01" collaborating with the enemy and was cashiered out of the service as a sentence. It's going to be the defense of several among a dozen more men about to be tried for Illegal conduct in POW camps. It's recognized that any man has a breaking point after subjection to torture. But how do you define that breaking point? And how do you define torture? Some prisoners broke under solitary confinement. Some didn't break under repeated beatings or when faced with mock firing squads. The whole POW problem as it varies between the Army and Air Force is another area of study. Some Air Force experts believe that the shock of being captured is worse for a pilot or crewman who has just crashed, making the less accountable for their actions later. The Army challenges this opinion claiming that the shock of capture comes on top of the shock of combat, making it greater for the men on the front than for downed pilots. The net result of a" of this study is bound to be a more detailed Writlngof the regulations governing all phases of POW conduct and a more complete Indoctrination of men in combat on what to expect when they are captured by Communists. LAS VEGAS —(NEA5— There's no business like Las Vegas show luslness—and it's becoming even more fabulous as more and more Americans are willing; to plunk down their mad money on the green felt-covered gaming tables. Seven bl{ Pluah hotels now cater to visitors wooing Lady Luck and seven are due to open In the gambling spa within the next year. With 14 nightly stage shows, Boomtown, U. S. A., will have a record »14,000,000-a-year budget for entertainers alone. Cement mixers are spinning as fast as the wheels of fortue In the Nevada desert town these days. Hotel building and enlarging is so hectic Buddy Lester gets an audience howl at the Last Frontier Rsmona Room every night by simply saying: "I met a maq In La» Veg»s today who WASN'T building a hotel." The Las Vegas star entertainers are as big as they come. Bob Hope, Ethel Merman, Judy Garland and. Mario Lanza are the latest names on the back of Jack Entratter's checkbook for possible "In Person" marquee billing at the Sands Hotel, one of the plush seven. Jack has landed other nightclub holdouts like Van Johnson and Bzio Pinza so don't be surprised If there are new star footprints in the Nevada sands. A. forthcoming Sands show, in March, will star Lucille Ball and Desl Arnaz in a musical "I Love Lucy" revue. Rollinr stones gather no moss, but rolling dice sure gather dusU— gold dust. Current sights and sounds in the fabulous resort town: The new showboat Hotel—an exact replica of a Mississippi River showboat complete with" paddles swishing through one, end of a big swimming pool. . . .A local newsboy, papers under arm, walking his beat in shorts and DARK glasses. Betty Kean's Dragnet satire at the Flamingo. "My name Is Saturday—I overslept." The slick patter and ad libbing on the same bill of TV's Jan Murray. . . .Ann Blyth's charm and delightful warbling at the Sahara, where New Yorker Bill Miller now stages the shows. Ted Lewis' old-hat routines at the Desert Inn. Still amazing old hat. . . .The mobs everywhere. Doesn't anyone work? . . The teaming ot opera star Robert Merrill and jaz» king Louis Armstrong in the finale of the Sands show . . .Benny Goodman's hot clarinet at the Last Frontier. . . .Buddy Baer's surprisingly good vocalizing at th« Silver Slipper. So who cares, apparently, if the Jamlly budget gets dented. There's always a comedian to make with a joke and a. pretty chorus girl to toss a shapely hip. YOU'VE PROBABLT read that Betty Hutton is "convinced" she should retire to private life at the age of 33 to enjoy "real happiness." An emotional doll, Betty may mean it as of now. But I'm betting she'll change her mind and fast. That Hutton emoter will never run out of gas. Now that Audrey Hepburn U Mrs. Mel Ferrer, her premarriage quotes will be haunting her. Several months ago she was telling the press: "I'd make a pretty bad wife. I would forever be studying parts, fitting costumes, giving interviews. What a humiliating spot to put a husband in, making him stand by, holding my coat, while I sign mtographs for the bobby soxers." Despite Mel's own movie and stage reputation, it could happen. THE JANE RUSSELL starrer, "The French Line," has grossed $3,000,000. There's nothing like publicity drum-beating by censors. . . . It's been almost two years since hillbilly singer Hank Williams' death, but 100,000 people Jammed his h o m e town of Montogmery, Ala., for a memorial program given to his memory. MOM sent a Hollywood camera crew and got it all on film for background scene* in "The Hank Williams Story." bid all by yourself. North naturally never considered a bid of two diamonds. Such a bid would indicate a long diamond suit in a hand that was far too weak to.consider a game. In this case North had every reason to expect that South would have a fine play for game at no- trump. West opened the eight ol spades, dummy put up the jack, and East won with the ace. East returned the jack of hearts, knowing that the spade suit was pretty hopeless. South won with the king of hearts, led ft low diamond to the ace, and returned a diamond towards his queen, hoping to set up the rest of the suit. East won with the ing of diamonds, however, and West's failure to follow suit showed the diamonds were not gonig to break. East now returned another heart, and South had to decide whether or not to hold up. If he took the ace of hearts he would have no further stopper in the suit and might, be swamped 'iy heart tricks later on. After some thought South decided to go up the Doctor Says— Written for NBA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. Mrs. O.W. „- , , ... an inflammation of one or more oil glands on the eyelid. Eycstrain is sometimes a fac- re nciming tor in the development of styes. ttu, mivis.in.Miy o. wearm K tmtbd bill not infrequently a definite classes or driving In a car with i cause cannot be traced. Hot packs ....... .. . ! ointments containing penicillin 01 At least one question of a practi- | the common sty cul nature which lias causc-u a good deal of discussion seems to have been definitely answered. Q—Severn! of us were debating | a colored windshield as a method [ of preventing glare while driving a car at night. Is this desirable or not? It seems to be quite scner- ally agreed tiiat driving at night is more dangerous when the driver other similar preparations, surgery and attempts to relieve eyo- i strain at present are the best lines 'of attack. Q—Can a person become an alcoholic from drinking beer only? wears hmn Both to be- ! My husband claims it is not pos- 'slble and that one has, to drill!: i;ether are wor.se than either one alone; pink glasses and a screen windshield are apparently the worst. The reason is thnt tinted glass cuts down on the ability to see and therefore increases the danger of accidents. It has been suggested that glare from night driving could be reduced if automobile headlights were designed to spread over a wider area. Q — I tun bothered with a terrible itch in my scalp and there are little bumps all over my head. At times it poes away for a couple of clays and turn comes back. 1 am at my wit's end. Mrs. C A— There are several possible diseases of the skin ol the scalp which could be responsible. Possibly the most likely is a condition knwon as seborrhelc dermatitis. I can well imagine that this is driving you wild and should think thnt you rie.serve the aid of a skin specialist. Q — I have Christian Weber's Disease and can't find anything about it. Mrs. E.D. A— This is an inflammation of the fatty tissue lying under the skin. Hs origin is rather obscure. It is a chronic condition associated with fever and nodules. It Is also quite rare and a perfect treatment Is still being .sought. whisky too. _\—Few alcoholics Mrs. H. ..,_.„ limit themselves to beer and while it is theoretically possible for a person to become an alcoholic from beer ! alone it docs not seem likely in the commonly accepted definition of "alcoholic." y husband and I are a young 'married couple of three venrs. We are childless and my husband believes that the reason is because he was born prematurely. Could this be true? Mrs. P. A—Almost certainly not. There are many possible causes for childlessness and indeed combinations of causes are often present, but premature birth of one of the married partners Is unlikely to play any part. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for NBA Service By OSWALD JACOBY Study This Hand For Good Bidding Probably the most interesting feature of today's hand is the bidding. South's overcall of one no- trump shows just opening bid of NORTH 18 A .13 V9.6 4 A 6 5 3 2 + K 1054 EAST (D) AAQ954 ¥J5 »KJ98 *Q3 WEST 482 ¥0108732 • 10 *J762 SOUTH * K 10 7 6 » AK4 East 1 A Pass 4 A98 North-South vul. South WeM North 1N.T. Pass 5 3N.T. Pus Pus IN WASHINGTON the grimy old Treasury building is getting Its Ilrst bath in US .years. And when will the tidy old taxpayer be brought home from the cleaners? — Ashevllle (N. C.) Citizen. THE POLITICAL POT it boll- ing, and it Is a foregone conclusion that, as always, the rnd result will Opening lead—* 8 I one no-trump. Moreover, the bid guarantees at least one (usually two) sure stopper in the enemy's suit. North knew that his partner had 16 to 18 points, balanced distribution, and at least three suiU stopped. His own eight points in high cards might not be enough to make ihe combined total 28 points, but North was nevertheless right in jumping to game. Hjp live-card suit might be useful, and his lack of spades was another Important asset. If North had raised to only two no-trump, South probably would have gone on to game anyway, but there was no reason for North to —Please say something about i olnnati Enquirer. tnat as always, inc run irsim win >»••* - ••- --• be a prettv keltic of fish. — Cin- J risk a pass. It doesn't pay to as* ' • ......_ « AH , n .^ tA M/J mlhol uilu n&fl Dan Duryea's "China Smith" telefilm series still holds the record for whiz-bang-zoom speed. The first 13 were filmed in 21 days. . . .Jerry Lewis, hit by yellow jaundice, is back on the recovery • road. Just played five holes of golf. . . .Elena Verdugo and hubby Charles Marion will take the divorce route after a reconciliation that didn't work. Final word from Bing Crosby: "I'm not getting married now and I haven't any plans for getting married." Hmmmmm? With the ace of hearts and hope that East had started with only two hearts. Declarer next cashed the ace of clubs and let the eight of clubs ride to East's queen. East returned a diamond to South's queen, and declarer successfully finessed dummy's ten of clubs, cashed the king of clubs, and then finessed the ten of spades. Since East had discarded two spades on the clubs (in order to keep the jack of diamonds), South won three spade tricks and thus made his contract with an overtrick. |o n June 14. 1953. 75 Years Ago In BlytheYille — The largest amount any organization will derive from the new community chest fund will be the Boy Scouts, who will receive $1.000.. Clarence Wilson Is heading the Boy Scout committee. There are 105 boys 12 years of age and above enrolled in Scout work here and 40 boys in the Cub Scouts. Other organizations sharing tn. the fund are Social Welfare, SSOO, Goodfellows S750, High School band, $500. Girl Scouts $300. Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Gates went to Burksville, Ky., today to spend two weeks. Dr. and Mrs. Paul Tipton will go to Jackson Tenn., tomorrow to attend a football game. Their son, Dick, is a student at Union University and a member of the team. Theodore Roosevelt's home at Oyster Bay, Long: Island, N. Y., was dedicated as a national shrine About Animals Answer to Previous Punle' ACROSS 1 Vulpine animal 6 Hibernating animal ( Ham- producing animal 12 Stats 13 English princess ^14 Japanese safih 15 Blacken H Sesame 18 Come in 19 Blandest 21 Lateral part 23 Male child 24 Arabian garment S7 Former popular song tt Shoshonean Indiani 12 Direct 34 Trigonometry function. M Newtpapw executive DOWN 1 Walk in water 2 Baking chamber In a stovt 3 Fasting season 4 Cooks in fat 5 Barrier 6 Glossy paint 7 Opposed 8 Staggers 9 Possible 10 Wading bird 11 Golden 26 Liqueurs 43 Body trunk 28 Thespian 45 Halted 30 Within 46 Couple ,,„„,«.. (Prefix) 47 Poker stake 16 Foreigner in 31 Soap-making 48 Lack Mexico, frame 50 Roman 20 Dip In water 33 Perfume emperor 22 Workers 35 Mountain 51 Stuff 24 Prayer ending nymphs 52 Essential being 25 Commanded 40 Endured 55 Worm I 2 J 36 Bird'i horn* M Blackthorn your partner to bid. what you 01* Callfornlm 4J Con«wm« 44 Nomad 4< Sponiori 46 Move to mu»fc S3 Social InMOt 94 Rc-examlncri 58 Follower 97 Obtfrvw MAgM 5«L«|»1 miMon 60 Advantage! .11 Cupola w 10 II

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