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PAGE SIX BLTTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY iSl, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS nn COURIER NEWS oo. H. W. HAINTS, Publisher HARBT A. RAINES, Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, AdvertUing Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphla. Entered w second class matter at the post* offtca at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act at Con- pew, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, I6.SO per year, »3.50 for six months, $2.00 (or three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible for money paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS A wise ion he'areth his father's Instruction! but a scomer heareth not rebuke. — ProT. 13:1. * * * Nine-tenths of wisdom consists in being wise In time. — Theodore Roosevelt. BARBS Run down to the bank as often u you can and jon have a better chance of seeing your ship came come in. ' * . * * There's never a boss who Is as Ignorant as some of his employes think. * * * The trouble with lots of people Is the troubles they're always, moaning about to their Iriends. * * * A husband thinks what he tayi counts until he hears bis wife's reply. * * # There'll soon be lire in the political pots— and plenty of smokes. Missile Situation Complex In th« past few weeks charges hav« grown stronger that the United States is lagging behind the Soviet Union in the mil-important rac« to produce an intercontinental guided missile. Th« complaint* cannot be dismissed lightly, since they are being voiced mainly by two able and responsible •enaton, Henry Jackson of Washington and Stuart Symington of Missouri. President Eisenhower has In fact acknowledged that America may trail Russia in some phases of its missile program, while it leads in others. Evidently th« requirements of security prevent hig being more specific than this. The President's statement plus th« Jackson - Symington charges seemed to lend especial-pertinence to the recent resignation of Trevor Gardener, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force in charge of research and development. But later accounts do not support the notion that Gardner quit in protest against slowness of the guided missile program. Indications are that he acted because the Pentagon refused to approve an added 200 million dollars for research and development. Yet he did not plan to spend any of that extra money on the disputed guided missile program. ' Gardner evidently did not like some features of that program, but he did not speak out against the general pace of it. Inquiry discloses that the missile work has been in controversy not only on the outside but within the administration. The argument is between the Air Force, which wants to concentrate on long-range missiles (5000 miles) and the Army and Navy, which are primarily interested in the 1500-mile weapon. At least temporarily, this argument has been quieted by giving equal priority to the two types. This satisfied Army- Navy advocates, but left Air Force supporters still discontent. From this situation plus their own appraisals of Russian progress, Senators Symington and Jackson apparently compiled the material that led to their charges. To show that the issue is complex and not always quite what it appears to the naked eye is not to minimize these charges. President Eisenhower has not done so, nor should anyone. When the stakes may be free world survival, as well they could be, we can only welcome responsible criticism. For tli is is a program we cannot afford to be wrong about. It is a race in which we dare not run second. Our Crowded Airlones It was * wise move when Mr. Eisenhower named a new special assistant to plan the nation's future aviation facilities. Such planning constitutes one of the country's really critical needs. Even a* viewed today, the status of commercial and other aviation is not good. The crowding of the lanes over airports is attested by the fact that every day there are four near-collisions of major commercial aircraft, mostly in clear weather. Airports are not only overcrowded from the standpoint of physical facilities. Most have outmoded electronic equipment to assist in the control of landings and take-offs. And the regulations which govern flying not only at the fields but along the far-flung air lanes are badly in need of modernizing to fit today's planes. Every one of these problems will be vastly magnified when the commercial jet age is ushered in in a little than three years. The call is for planning on the widest, most imaginative level possible. VIEWS OF OTHERS Reviewing Movies Some years ago, when I worked on a metropolitan newspaper elsewhere, I exhibited deepest envy of a man whose job included seeing many movies a week. The opportunity to spend perhaps 20 hours a week watching films (as he did) struck me as one of the most pleasant tasks offered on a newspaper. Often he'd ask me to join him. I eagerly accepted. I enjoyed myself; he grumbled constantly. Often we'd sit in an otherwise-deserted balcony where his snores would disturb no-one. I couldn't understand his attitude. About a year later I succeeded him in his job. It was MY turn to "go to the movies." I was the object of considerable envy by other staffers. Oddly enough, what I had once conceived to be pleasure sometimes became a burden. The reason Is simple: Once a week, for months, I had to see six double-features in one day. You learn many things watching 12 movies a day (I actually saw parts of some, all of others In a 12-hour period. Here are some of them: (1) Movie seats can get hard. Alter a tour of duty In movie houses,a critic suffers an occupational disease known aa "spinal petrlllcation." (2) One becomes an expert on popcorn; (I used to gobble about five bags of it a day.) (3) You learn how to read a newspaper in the dark. (Sometimes the movies were dull.) (4) You leam that you can't convince people who envy your job that seeing THAT many movies Is no picnic. (5) You learn how to eat lunch in 36 seconds flat, understand any portion of the plot after see- Ing It for 16 seconds, and you make it a point to miss all the newsreels, comedies, cartoons, short subjects, and coming attractions (some of which are better than the films) to save tim«. But don't get me wrong. I like films. 1 just wish people didn't envy me so much. As lor the gentleman whom I succeeded in his job — well, that waj lour years ago. He hasn't seen a movie since. — Jackson (Miss.) State Times. Home Couches A New York architect thinks the modern home ought to be planned by a psychiatrist as well » an architect. The suggestion Is bound to stir aome Interesting speculation. A psychiatrist taking « hand In horn* design may first rcf all want io make things easy for himself, in case of possible house calls. He would no doubt recommend t built-in couch or two, with perhaps a tap* recorder set In t recessed wall compartment to lave him the trouble of taking notes. As a further assist, he might urge that at least one room be papered with a special white wall covering bearing large black splotches. This would .allow him to conduct the so-called ink-blot test of personality with a minimum of Inconvenience. For people with signs of claustrophobia, he likely would suggest a very limited number of closets and other small enclosure spaces. In this he would have the ready cooperation of many builders. For men who bring a lot of inner tensions home from the downtown scramble, heavy walls and furniture which they can pound as they wish — to ease their troubled spirits. Maybe soundproof playrooms for the kids, too. Whatever the original size of the library, it probably will have to be planned for expansion. There'll have to be room for the psychiatrist's reports, especially on how his subject is doing in the new house. — Greenville (S. C.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY No one can foretell exactly what course such a war (of the future) would take, but certainly the first 60 days would not break, the American will to fight.— Wilber Brucker, U.S. Army secretary. * if. * * If you see such a device (flying saucer) land, you can be certain the pilot will be an American and speak reasonably good English. — Dr. Willy Ley, former German rocket expert who is now »n American. Harold (Pee Wee) Reese (Dodger Shortstop) Is the backbone of the Broklyn ball club. If It wasn't for him, we wouldn't be anywhere. An.1 when we lose him, we'll lost most of what we've sot.— Duke Snider, Dodger slugger. * * * There are well-meaning people who want art to be so antiseptic that, If they had their way, would repeal the very definition of art as a mirror held up to nature ... It would be really Immoral for us to portray a world that contained no evil or a world In which evil was never strong or alluring. It would be Immoral because • It would b« untrue. — Cecil B, de Mille, movie producer. All or Nothing at All Peter Edson's Washington Column — Congress Takes a Hard Look At Red China Trade Discussion NEA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(NEA)— British trade restrictions against Communist China—which grew out of Prime Minister Anthony Elen's recent visit to Washington — have stirred up congressional opposition. Arkansas Sen. John L. McCleLl- an's Government Operations committee has had Commerce Department officials up for closed-door hearings. And as U. S. negotiations proceed with the British and French over reviewing te embargo lists, half a dozen other committees with an interest in this will want to know what goes on. One great difficulty is that these embargo lists are top secret. They are supervised by what is known as the Consultative Group in Paris. They are ministers of the United States, Canada, Japan and 1.2 western European rountries: which account for 60 per cent of! the free world's trade. \ Most of these countries don't! have laws like the U.S. Battle Act, which denies American aid to countries that ship strategic materials to Communist countries. Some of these Consultative Group governments — like France and Italy — have Communist party members who oppose such bans. These free countries have cooperated, nevertheless* to impose tight restrictions in two embargo lists. One is the COCOM or Coordinating Committee list. It is applied to Soviet Russia and its European Satellites. It was created in 1948, shortly after the Marshall Plan began. It was revised August 1954 when the embargoed items were cut from 297 to 217. Category A contains 23 items of arms, ammunition and atomic energy materials. , , Category B contains 194 industrial items useful to any country building up its military potential. On two supplemental lists are 86 materials .which are limited or watched, to prevent stockpiling. \ The second CHINCOM or China Committee list was set up in 1952 after the United Nations declared Communist hina an aggressor in Korea. It is much more extensive. The number of items has never been made public, but it is believed to be over 400. Thirty other nations, in addition to the 15 onsultative Group members, embargo shipments to Communist China. The British position is that there is no point in having two lists. The argument is that if Communist Chna wanted anything, Russia or the satellites could import it and reship. This overlooks "completely the fact that China has been declare an aggressor. And anything whic deters further Chinese aggressio against Korea, Formosa Viet Nai or anyplace else in south Asia, 1 all to the good. According to a Battle Act repor Just released by International Co operation Administrator John I Holllster, the free world's trad with Red China has run like this In 1952 Exports to China $272 000,000 and Imports From Chin $367,000,000; 1953 Exports to Chin $287,000,000 and Imports From Ch na $432,000,000 1954 exports tc 1955 Exports to China $155,000,00 and Imports From China $238,000 From China $370,000,000; First ha 000. While the volume of this trad has been gradually up, it has bee extremely erratic. In 1952 Chin bought a lot of cotton from Pakis tan. The next year China didn buy, and Pakistan was left with big crop. In 1953 Ceylon made its famou rubber-for-rice barter deal. Chin snipped out rice by taking it awa from her own people. But the nex year, faced with famine at home China cut down her rice exports. Also, as China's own industria production has grown, it has. con sumed its own raw materials an had less to export. the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service A child born with a deformed twisted foot (of which there are several varieties) is said to have a "clubfoot." The exact cause of this condition is not known. It is possible that the clubfoot is merely the result of an abnormal position of the foot inside the womb of the mother .This is one theory. In some cases the clubfoot may be caused by a failure to develop properly before birth. This may be because of something inherited directly from the parents, but no on knows crtainly. About on child out of a thou sand is born with a clubfoot. The condition is about twice as com mon in boys as in girls. Curiously enough clubfoot occurs more often in some parts of the country than in others and it wouk certainly be interesting to know there is a greater tendency to lave children with a clubfoot some families than in others. Older mothers have more chance o] bearing a child with a clubfoot :han do young mothers. Also mothers who have had one child with a clubfoot or some other defect which is present at birth are more likely to have children )orn later with similar deformities. In recent years it has been discovered that mothers .who have lad German measles during the Irst three months of pregnancy have an Increased chance of hav- ng children with some deformity, uch as a clubfoot. The deformed foot is usually mailer than the normal foot. The heel Is likely to be smaller and underdeveloped. Frequently the oot is so twisted that nil of the weight Is carried cither on the all of the foot or even on what vould normally be the top of the oot. The tendons and bones of the dot arc. therefore twisted. If the clubfoot remains untreat- d the condition tends to become rorse, largely because of the In- Teased pressure from abnormal weight-bearing. Treatment should always be.be- un enrly. If it Is started within he first six months of life there Is xccllenl chnnco that the deformity an be corrected without surgery. There is, however, a. danger of recurrence and consequently treai ment is usually divided into thre stages. These are the correction o j the deformity, keeping the foo corrected until normal muscle ba] ance has been regained, and ob servation for several years. Manipulation by hand is often helpful. Bandaging can be use: early. Casts and a number of dif ferent kinds of operations are em ployed. Just What, should be done for a particular child with a club foot depends on how severe it is how old the child is, what previous treatment he has 'had, and many other considerations. Cash Cost You More LEWISTOWN, 111. W—According to local raconteur Perry Bailey, 85, buying for cash rather than credit used to cost more back in 90's. It's one of his favorite stories. Charles Giffith, wagon maker, was confronted by the town's biggest deadbeat in 1890 with a request to fix a wheel. Griffith made the repair, and when the poor-credit-risk asked the price, the tradesman replied, "It's $2.75 if you ay cash, $2.50 to charge it. Puzzled, the customer under- stooo after Griffith explained, "You're a deadbeat. If you charge it, you won't pay, so that's why it's only $2.50 for credit. I don't -pnt so much on my books." L1TTLI LIZ Constructive criticism means getting a kick in the pools by an Intellectual, . •"*«« • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Barking Trumps Seldom Bit* By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NFA Service Today's hand is the case of thj dog that barked in the night, fami] lar to all admirers of Sherlod Holmes. The dog didn't actually bark, and this was the whol point of the case. Notice how this applies to a bridge hand. West opened the four of spades and East won with the king. Eas promptly returned the seven o hearts, and South stepped up with the ace. Hoping that the trumps would divide evenly, South nex WEST 442 V3 98532 NORTH 21 4Q3 V 1052 • KQ 104 4 AK84 EAST (D) 4 A K 10 9 7 VQ76 «AJ7 4 Q 10973 4J5 SOUTH 4 J865 VAKJ984 • 6 462 Both sides vul. East South Wed North 142V Pass 4V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— 4 4 laid down ths king of hearts. This was the end. South had to lose a tramp trick in addition to the inevitable diamond and two spades. 'Jfhe contract was defeated. South should have asked him- lelf why East didn't cash both lop spades and lead a third spnde In he hope that West could ovcrruff he dummy. This line -of play Tor East would have been as natural as barking for a dog. . Once South asks himself the •Ight question, the right answer Is ilcar. East didn't continue with the ;pades because he felt sure that Vesl couldn't overrun the dummy le didn't want this fuel to become ibvlous to declarer, for South would b* warned that * trump Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) —The Women: "Forbidden Women," an Italian movie starring Linda Darnell, that turned out to be forbidden celluloid for U.S. audiences, is In the hands of the censorship jury again after re-filming of some scenes and the addition of others. Linda plays a shady lady in the flicker but says she can't understand the original ban on the film, She told me between scenes ol "Deception," her 20th Century Fox hour telefilm: "I've taken my eight-year-oh daughter (Lola Marley) to »ee twice, and I wouldn't take her to •ny objectionable film. I'hope i •can be released in—this countr> now because It's t he best per Marilyn Monroe is miffed again This time at a British scribe who wrote an imaginary conversation between her and Sr Laurence Olivier, slated to be her next leading man. The grammatical errors he put in MMMMMMM's mouth opened it wider than usual. Inside oh the casting of Anita Ekberg opposite Robert Ryan in "Back From Eternity" is that the assignment will wipe out the contract the Swedeheart had with the Massour Bros, to star In a' tele- film series, "Sheena, Queen of the Jungle." La Ekberg failed to report for the leopard-skin chore and Irish Me Cull a was substituted. The Mas- sours wisely held on to their contract with Anita, then an unknown and will get a big chunk of the $40,000 she's getting from RKO Gloria McOhee, making her film debut in "Sierra Stranger," is good bet for a TV Emmy nomination for her excellent performance in the double segmenl "Medic" show. If she gees the nod, it'll be the cheapest Emmy performance In history. Gloria was paid a total of $650 for both shows as the baby killer. "The richest $650 I ever earned," she grins, "but I'd have paid that much for the chance." Eva Marie Saint is getting the come-hither sign from Columbia for a costarring role with Mario Lanza and Kim Novak In the remake of "Golden Boy." Expected fireworks failed to go off when Zsa Zsa Gabor and Lisa Ferraday met face to face on the set of "Death of a Scoundrel." The foreign dolls have been carrying on a feud, but Lisa told me: "Zsa Zsa walked right up to me and said she was sorry for what she had said about me two years ago. It takes a real person to do that. You can't help but love this woman." But producer-director Charles Martin isn't Jumping for Joy over the dove-and-ollve-branch act the gals are staging. He told Lisa: "You're friends! I was hoping to have some fun with you two while we're making the picture." Lisa is the new doll in Broderick Crawford's life. Dorothy Dandrldge Is having a conference with Producer Buddy Adler about the big starring picture in the works for her at 20th Century-Fox. Not too many years ago, Adler produced a picture titled "Harlem Globe Trotters." Dorothy, then a newcomer to films, had a small role as the feminine interest. But she remembers: "They were always throwing basketballs at me finesse was needed to draw the trumps without loss. East would surely continue the spades ii' he didn't have the queen of hearts, 'because he would have reason to hope that his partner would make a trump trick. Ea'st's failure to continue spades located the queen of hearts in his hand as surely as though he had waved It in the air for everybody to see. Instead of klswi." Chalk, up three best-sellers for Dale Evans in the last 12.months. Her two books, "Angel Unaware" and "My Spiritual Diary," and her song, "The Bible .Tells Me So." Finds Name Doesn't Help In Hollywood By Bob Thomaa HOLLYWOOD LB—Does it pay to bear a famous man's name? Erich von Stroheim Jr. doesn't think so. For almost 30 years he has been struggling to get ahead in the movie business, with only modest success. He is the son of the famed actor-director, one ot the legendary figures of Hollywood. "There's not much advantage in having a famous name," said young Stroheim, 39, "Often it can be a disadvantage, especially if your father happens to be a man of extraordinary talent. People expect you to have some of that talent too. When you can't produce, they are disappointed in you." He is now second assistant director on "Step Down to Terro", and his story gives an interesting sidelight on the lives of famoui men's sons.' "I never knew my father when I was young," Von Stroheim r»- marked. "I never even visited him on a movie set, until he returned hers six years ago for 'Sunset Boulevard.' My parents separated when I was young, and my father remarried. "I- didn't really get to know him until J was grown. He never made an effort to help my movie career, and I'm not sure he could have helped me anyway. He didn't want me to go Into the movie Dullness; he wanted me. to be a soldier. "Sometimes I wish I had followed his advance. I had gone to military schools, and . I had a chance to go to West Point. But I turned It down In favor of films." Erich started out as a child after In a few films, but his on reef didn't get very far. 'In 1037, he took a job as i second assistant director at 30th Century-Fox. He stayed there until 1B48, with time out for the Army. But he never got above second assistant—"because the studio dldn'j, make a practice of promoting up from the ranks." Thereafter he took various jobs around town, rising to first assistant on some productions, especially those for TV. He abo dabbled in the roofing business. He has had some lean days, but tht work has been pretty good lately. "Television has taken up th« slack," he said. The movies have provided a good living most of the time for him. if not a spectacular one. "But I don't think I would have done any better if my name had been Joe Doakes," he added. In BlythtYillt 75 yean Ago The Rev. Harold Eggensperger, associate pastor of First Methodist Church here, received an appointment 'as associate pastor of First Methodist Church in Little Rock by Bishop Charles C. Selectman of Oklahoma City. Mrs. A. ,C. Haley is able to b« up after having been confined to aed because of a sinus infection. Mrs. C. A. Cunningham, Mrs. A. G. Little, Mrs. J. A. Leech and Mrs. C. W. Affllck spent yesterday in Memphis having gone esp-, ecially to see Miss Witlle'Lawson who is a patient at Campbell's Clinic. Young Singer Answer to Today's Puzzlt ACROSS I Young singer, Crosby 5 He is one of the s of Bing Crosby 8 He is on his own radio show. 12 Toward the sheltered side 13 Exist 53 Strays 54 Gaelic 55 Weight of India 56 Essential being DOWN 1 Storms 2 Air raid alarms 3 Motive Njog] 19 Pertaining to a .17 Daubs i»i-,*»i lime of year 38 Pester 14 Shield bearing 4 Oricntal coin 20 Movi <: script 40 Mental ll Lank 5 Boning 23 Cuddle capacity 16 Permit «Mountain 25 Take illy 43Lubricants 17 Binds , (comb, form) 27 Lock openers 44 Large plant 18 Bitter vetch 7 Seines 19 Opposed to lee ? p°"' d 21 Harden, as ,""£" ™m»nt cement 22 Peach pit . . 24 Craws 26 Move furtively 28 Years between 12 and 20 19 Compass point 30 Reply (ab.) • 31 Plaything 32 New Guinea port 33 Ovens 35 Sea eaglei 38 Ringworm 39 Ledger entriej 41 Measure of cloth 42 Game played with cards 48 Southern . general 47 Athena 49 Anger 50 Vegetable 51 Groups of matched pieces II Meidow 10 Slumbers 28 Story 33 Slayer 34 Bays 36 Lamprey fishermen 45 Drop of eye fluid 48 Peer Gynt't mother 50 Honey maker

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