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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 7, 1953
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r HRMRX '(XKK.J COURIER HEWS TUESDAY, APRIL T. TH BLYTHBVILLK COURIER NEWS ' THI oounntii NEWS co. H, W. HAINES, Publliher HAIUtY A. HA1NE6, Assistant Publisher , A. A. HUDRICK8ON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Adrertiiln* Maniftr •el* National AdYertleing Representatives: Wallaot Wltmw Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlytheYllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- grm, October », 1817. ~' Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION BATKS: --•• Bj carrier In the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 35c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year, W.M for six months, $155 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. ' Meditations Barbs The U. S. being an outstanding sulphur producer is no reason for kids to play with matches. * * * If anyone ha« a 1953 reiolutlon that hasn't been broken, yon still have about nine months left. * * * A dog ii a man's best friend — if he belongs to lomebody else. * * * Some young men are finding the old a4vk» about avoiding a draft pretty unhealthy. * * * " An eastern man must pay alimony for 99 years. Those last few payments will set a hew high for special delivery. World Must Not Relax To Reds' 'Peace' Music Every time Moscow plots a new maneuver, we have to remind ourselves that the Communists frequently act from many motives in planning a particular tactic. The present "peace" overtures for Instance, are considered by experts on Russia to rfcflect the need of the new Malenkov regime for the kind of strength and stature Stalin could not bequeath it. But if the maneuver is successful in that, it may accomplish something more. It may convince millions of Europeans, Americans and Asiatics that the Kremlin wants a broad peace, defined, the way the free world defines peace. In such an event, a strong tendency would develop among free peoples to slack up on their defbiises. Even now the white heat has gone out of this effort. Should millions be further lulled to sleep, projects like the six-nation European army pact and the rearmament of vital Germany and Japan could easily come into serious jeopardy. Nothing would please Moscow more. The European pact, especially, is right at the critical stage. The lower house of the West German parliament has ratified it. If final action is soon completed and Italy and the smaller nations follow suit, pressure will be heavy on t h e reluctant French to give their approval, too. This is an ideal moment to toss in a wrench. General Chuikov. ton Russian general In Germany, has voiced anew the Soviet desire for a peace treaty and the '"reunification of the country." This is an old refrain the Reds .have sune many times without attracting much of an audience. For up to now Moscow h a s never given any concrete sign of sincerity. If Russia now should suddenly agree to free elections in East Germany, to the return of some 300,000 Germans still held as slaves or war prisoners, the Bonn government would be impressed. In the interest of its political life, it would have to respond to such gestures. Negotiations for peace and unity in Germany would surely stop the European army project dead in its tracks. Western diplomats therefore are watching carefully to see whether the new peace offensive extends to concrete German and perhaps Austrian proposals. It will be a clear tip-off to one aspect of the Russian purpose. In the face of a tantalizing appeal to the Germans, it would be hard for free men tverywher* to keep remembering that th* Kremlin etlll want* to conquer the world. But no matter what happens, we must stay alive to thii peril, and get ready to meet it. Or he that eshorteth, on exhortation: he that tiveth, let him do It with simplicity; he that nfeth, with dilljence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. - Romani 12:8. * * * God It glorified, not by our groans but by our thanksgiving; and all good thought find good action claim a natural alliance with good cheer. — E. P. Whipple. Sound and Fury New York City's financial crisis Isn't hard to understand. It sterna from a lack of money. But the situation hasn't been eased any by the fancy literary skirmishing between Governor Dewey in Albany and Mayor Impellitteri in the city. We won't go into the harrowing details of this dilemma. It's enough to say that to get more money the city needs more taxing power, but the governor drove some laws through the legislature prescribing that before it can acquire that power, New ork has to shuck off its deficit-ridtlt-n transit system to an independent agency. How this will.come out is anybody's guess. But we think the poor New Yorker, faced with heavier taxes, is being asked to bear too much when he has to listen to" this sad prospect as depicted in such verbal flights as these: From Dewey: "The transit nroblem is a shabby political football." Here we envision a worn old object, its frayed and tattered pigskin rind fluttering in the breeze, bting carried downfield by some hard-breathing political halfback. From Impeliitteri: "The Dewey program is a strait jacket forced down the throats of the people." Here we conjure up the Crocodile in Peter Pan. It's the only creature we think of offhand that is big enough to swallow a strait jacket. Let's leave Shakespeare out of this fight, shall we, men? Views of Others Hens' Social Order A University of Florida professor has received a $6,000 Rockefeller Foundation grant to study social order of hens, and It's about time. Certainly It's time that proper respect be shown to the dowagers, and the "upper crust" of the animal aid fowl kingdom, and who can do that unless he knows the proper protocol? The UP professor will look into social aspects of other fauna, but has shown a keen Interest in hens since he discovered there is a definite "peck order" of hens; that is, there is one hen that pecks on the other hens. The number two hen can peck on lesser hens but when it comes to Number One — watch out! Just who Number One pecks on Is not clear, unless It be, alack, the rooster. Before you sneer at this project, Just consider this: The modern lien used to require 9.2fl pounds of feed per dozen eggs and now gets the same results on only 6.0 pounds. And this: Forty years ago the average hen produced about 87 eggs as a year's work, turns out 194 annually! : " We certainly think anything so important in our society merits meticulous observance of social nuances. And not Just on a hit and miss basis, but oggs-BCtty. After all, it woull be folly to violate respect due ranking hens and cause them to strut off hi a huff of Indignant, eggless Inactivity. —Tallahassee (Fla.) Democrat. Advice to Witnesses Those angry, sputtering characters who scream and kick like spoiled kids when called before a committee of Congress to aaswer questions about their political beliefs aren't going to get much sympathy from the American public. A man who hides behind the Fourth Amendment and refuses to say if he Is or has ever been a member of the communist party is, in the public mind, convicted. Few Americans, comparatively, would quibble at answering such a question. Mast Americans, now, realize the deep menace of communism. They understand the need to stand -up and be counted. There is no neutrality In this war for the minds and souls of mankind. Either yoii are a party to the Moscow conspiracy for the subjugation of the human race or you are on the American side which aims to uphold the dignity and freedom of man. —Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. SO THEY SAY The more you shoot, the more enemy you kill, and the more American lives you save. — Gen. James A. Van Fleet, arguing for more ammunition for Korea. * * * Our men are courageous youngsters and are doing a splendid job. They have to be to stay alive. —MaJ.-Gen. Arthur D. Trudeau, commander of • U. S. 7th Division In Korea, on resisting biggest Communist attack of year. * * * The Communist Party Is international. I discovered thut too late. — Admitted ex-Communlst David A. Long, before House un-American Activities subcommittee. * * * You wl!l«always be able to get It (news) from your newspaper. The ncwspaper'^wlll still be a vital means ol communication. — Federal Security Administrator Averta Gulp 1 Hobby, on newspapers' future In TV era. Anything Con Happen Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Late Sen. Harrison Contrived Trick Way of Deflating Visitors Peter Edson The most famous April Fool gag IP, official Washington is creditei to the late Sen. Pat Harrison o Mississippi. Pat rigged up a faki radio loudspeaker. in his office then had an assistant at a con nected microphone in the nex room read a pro pared script intc It on signal. When somebody like Joe Tumulty White House secretary would conn into his office Senator Harrlsor would say: "Joe I was Just ready to tune in on Jack Garner's radio speech. He's talking on g o v - ernment reforms." The senator would then twist a dial, and out of the loud,speaker would come something like this: "The worst situation is In fie White House. Joe Tumulty Is more Interested In personal patronage than In good administration. He never was fitted for his job and becomes more inept every day." And so on, until the hapless victim would storm sputtering out of the office, while the senator rigged his gag for another sucker. Fooled by Newsroom Jargon Washington's gal reporters are laughing quietly at one of the town's best-known, party-going matrons who called a local paper and asked to speak to the society editor. When told that she was in "the composing room, making up," the voice on the phone purred: "Oh! How nice that you girls have a room to compose in." Issue for Republican FPC The Eisenhower administration is asking for more time in determining exactly what Its public power policy will be. The issue was to come to a showdown In Federal Power Commission hearings on the controversial Hell'i Canyon Dam case on April 13. It Involves an Idaho Power Co application for-license to build one of a series of small dams on the Snake Elver. U. S. Bureau of Re clamation has proposed to build one big multipurpose dam at Hell's Canyon. The last Congress held hearings on the project, but did not authorize it. Because the issue is so hot, Interior Secretary Douglas McKay has asked extension of the Power Commission hearings till May 13. By so doing, the Elsenhower administration has a chance to have the case decided by a revamped FPC which will be Republican controlled. The present commission Is made up of three Democrats, two Republicans and one Independent. Of the Democrats, Acting Chairman Thomas Buchanan has a recess appointment and the term of Harrington Wimberly expires June 30. Being realists, neither Buchanan nor Wimberly expects to stay on the commission. If they are replaced by Republicans, make-up o{ FPC would be three Republicans, one Democrat and one Independent. No Power Runrer Here While a recent, cabinet meeting was discussing government reorganization, the question of what to do with the Farm Labor Bureau came up. It Is now in Department of Labor. Secretary of Agriculture Benson said as far as he was concerned, it could stay there. Secre- ary of Labor Martin P. Durkin :aid if Secretary Benson wanted t, he could have it. Whereupon President Elsenhow- er observed, according to Secre- ary Benson, that this was the nost refreshing thing he had heard Ince coming to Washington. Here ere two cabinet members, and neither one seemed interested trying to build an empire. COA and AEG Clash Civil Defense Administration an Atomic Energy Commission pe pie didn't get along any too we at the recent series of atomic wea pon test explosions near Las Ve gas, Nev. On the first blast, Civil Defens people almost demanded that th AEC send a photographer in once to get pictures of damage t the two test houses, for publicit purposes. One AEC man finally went in but he picked up so much radi: tion on the assignment that h could not participate in later test without danger of getting an over dose. He was a key man on th test program, but his services wer thus lost for the duration. Just after the first blast, Gov Val Peterson, the new Civil De fense Administrator, was flow back to. News Knob in a helicop ter, and was the first official t go on the air with a networl broadcast. For some reason or other, or bj accident, Governor Peterson faile to mention by name Carroll Tyle or any of the other AEC official who had arranged the entire tes program. The word got around ihat Civil Defense was trying ti steal the .act, and that did no promote good\relations. This, plus Army Insistence on moving troops 'closer to some o Jie later blasts than the scientist nought was safe, tended to mar what Was otherwise a highly sue cessful series of experiments. AEC experts are naturally sen sitlve about their superior know edge of atomic weapons and the risks in handling them. With a rood safety record to their credit hey would hate to see it spoilec >y ignorant blundering on the par! if others. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service About five thousand children between one and four years old are killed in accidents in the United States each year. The seriousness of this problem is "shown by the fact that accidents account for about one-fourth of all deaths of children in that ase bracket. It is particularly tragic that many of these could have been prevented. Being run over or struck by automobiles is responsible for a great many fatal accidents — railroad trains and streetcars for a few more. Burns from playing with matches or firecrackers, or upsetting hot fluids, also account for a considerable number. Young children do not have much sense of the dangers of water, either, and, therefore drowning, often in shallow Water, is a leading cause of fatal accidents. A considerable number of child deaths result from falling—some from windows and porches. Small children love to explore and so perhaps not all of these could be prevented. However, care in keep- Ing windows and screens locked and warning children against par- 11 c u 1 a r 1 y dangerous exploration could certainly prevent some Injuries, nonfntal as well as fatal. Some accidental deaths of small children come from drinking pol- so nous substances. All poisons should be kept out of, the reach of children; poison labels are of no value because small child!..' cannot read, and even older children pay no attention. Besides those children who are killed by accident there ore many more who ar* seriously Injured. Some of these cause permanent damage which will alter the entire later life of the youngster. Of course, too, Injuries are not restricted by any means to children from one to four. Among older children accidents are also common, although caution develops with age and they become less frequent as time goes on. Be Safe All Ways Parents should guard in. every reasonable way against mishaps which can produce death or injury to their children. The responsibility Is a real one though it cannot always be successful. Certainly a little more care in driving automobiles where children play and in using other methods which guard against accidental injury are high ly desirable. With the great' decrease In deaths and illness from the diseases which used to be common among children, such as smallpox, dlptherla, scarlet fever and typhoid fever, accidents have zoomed to practically the top of the list as a killer of youth. SOME CHILDREN act Immature, even before they become adults.— Memphis Press-Scimitar. TWO PEOPLE at the Carlsbad Caverns were talking about the box lunch th/y were eating. One said "I'll bet the meat In my »and- wiches are thinner than yours." "It can't be." replied the other. "Mine hn« only one side." —Carlsbad (N.M.) Currint-Argu*. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Expert Shows How To Make Hard Play By OSWALD JACOBV Written for NBA Service "How should this hand be played?" asks a New York correspondent. . , "I won the opening club lead with dummy's king, and immediately drew two rounds of trump With the ace and king. When f discovered the bad trump break, I decided that I needed a good break In diamonds to make the contract. NORTH ; A J 10 6 3 » AK4 * JSG3 *AK WEST EAST 4Q982 AS »Q985J WJ10S12 • None ««1097 410542 4987 SOUTH (D) AAK74 VNone » AK.S4J AQJ63 Both sides vul. We* North Pass 3 N.T. P«SS 4» Pass 5 * Pass Piss Swrth 1 » 44 44 <4 East Pass Pass Pass Pass (Opening lead—41 "Acting on this assumption, I led the ace of diamond*. West promptly tumped with the nine nf spades and naturally made his queen of spades later on. I was therefore set an* trick. "I IM! <u» that Uu band CM b* Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Holly woods on the Record: JEANN GRAIN, once named one of Holly wood's worst-dressed women, 01 her present-day chic: "When I started in pictures, th Idea was to look as unlike an ac tress as possible. Then It finally dawned on me that an actres should look like an actress. I be gan making a conscious effort t study clothes. I've learned a lot No more dirndls and Mexican blouses for me." VINCENT PRICE, on his horror role'in "House of Wax": "Horror pictures have a definite place in Hollywood. They never should have been abandoned, ! hate to think of the money they've made for the studios. I was .crazy about Lon Chaney. He scared the bejeepers out of me. You never forget great performances in hor ror pictures. Who will ever forge Freddie March in 'Dr. Jekyll and Mr H.yde?' " DONALD O'CONNOR, raving about Janet Leigh, his co-star in 'Walking' My Baby Back Home": "She's sensational as a dancer When we began rehearsing, she told me that she was slow. Bui she works 10 times faster than I do. She'll be the top musical comedy star of Hollywood if she's given a chance." FOR LOVE OF SCRIPTS LOUIS JOURDAN. shying away rom lover-boy roles: "From now on for me to gain any self-satisfaction out of a screen •ole. I must be much more in ove with the script than the writer has me with the leading lady." GEORGE SANDERS, belittling he female sex again: "I have often been asked my ormula for married happiness. It s to maintain a state of harmoni- ius friction at all times. Men should never be afraid of making women suffer. They lov» It." LORETTA YOUNG on Holly. wood's departed glamor: "I blame part of It on press agents. The stories they creata and the photographs they think upl They tried to take an unglamorou* picture of me recently. They told me it would humanize me. I told them I was already human. I dislike the craze for candid, photographs of stars, too. In the old days, the industry wouldn't allow it." CESAR ROMERO, complaining about Hollywood's system of doU ing out the big roles:: "Good parts are hard to find, hard to get. The producers, at the moment, want Monty Clift, Marlon , Brando or Burt* Lancaster. It all settles down to that. No other actors get a crack at it. In 16 years I've done only two parts that were good—in "Show Them No Mercy" and "Captain From Castille." CHANCE REMARK JANE GREER, thinking out loud about what it takes to hit big-time stardom: 'Hollywood can have big stars overnight. They don't.have to take green kids. All they need to do Is to give a chance to people who have done small pictures and have proved that they can hold their own." JERRY LEWIS, on his appeal to the kindergarten set:-: 'That's 'easy to explain. I do the things that kids do. I kick people in the shins, I spit in.people'B [aces, I hit people over the head. When I was a kid, I loved Joe Pehner because he talked "like a tid. I used to wait outside the stage door in the snow to get'» ,ook. at Joe." . ' made somehow or other, but I cannot sec either the method or the reasoning which would discover such a method. Would an expert know how?" Yes, an expert would make thte contract without any trouble at all. Just for the fun of it, if you haven't a ready decided how to play - this hand, try it before reading on. The correct play ' at the second trick is a ulu. When it is possible to ruff in either hand, or in Both hands, your best course is to count winners instead of losers. In, this case, South counts that he can eventually win four top clubs, two top diamonds, and two top hearts. He therefore needs a total of four trump tricks in order to make sure of his contract. In order to obtain a fourth trump trick. South must ruff once in either hand. Hence South looks only for a way to get one ruffing trick. There is no convenient way to ruff anything in the dummy, but South can easily ruff a small heart in his own hand. At the second trick, therefore, South leads the four of hearts from the dummy and ruffs In his own hand. South next continues by cashing the top spades and leading his last trump. West can take the queen of spades but must then lead to the dummy. Dummy can easily lead the Jack of spades and the two top hearts, on each of which South can discard a diamond. Don't forget that South las already ruffed once and there- 'ore has one trump less than dummy.) It is then easy to get dummy's ace of clubs out of the way and lead a diamond to the South hand for ,he rest of the tricks. The actual declarer could ' have made the slam contract even after beginning the hand badly. The correct play, is however, to ruff a low heart at the second trick. 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 3 3 3 3. 3! 4 4 4< 4f 4' 49 90 52 13 54 U Screen HORIZONTAL 1 Screen Holden 6 Her name is Jo Ann Heckert 1 Amphitheaters 3 Mental state 4 Insurance (ab.) 5 Musical note 6 Game at cards 7 Whack (slang) 8 Unadorned 0 River bottom 1 She is an embryo movie 3 Droop 4 Bitter vetch 5 Geraint's wife in Arthurian legend 7 Cushions anew 0 Deep hole 2 Operated I Compass point I Transgression Masculine appellation , Entice * Malt drink Pedal digit Sweet secretion Male sheep Brazilian macaw Roisterer Hypothetical structural unit Power property Burlet Ocean vessels Starlet 57 Plants 58 Pithy VERTICAL 1 Prisons 2 Decorated 3 Movledom agreer (slang) 4 Credit note (ab.) 2 5 Auricles 6 Fasten 2 7 Age 2 8 Clothed • 2 9 Changes 3 10 Yorkshire cityS 12 Hardens 13 Absorptions 3 19 River in 3 Switzerland i it 11 £l (1 ti io iH «1 2 IS V J 3b 1 S w fT " % tk » }5" W< $T fi~ KURT KASZNAR, after being cast as Sigmund Romberg in e movie : : "I met Mr. Romberg before he died and asked him If he had any special -ideas about how I shoulc lortray him. He ; told me: 'Jus >lay me 'GOOD.' " DIRECTOR" MARC' DANIELS on Joan' Davis'- derring-do In TV's "I Married Joan":'"We put her on wires ' to gel ler up in the air once a week, roan's a 'very brave dame. Bhe never asks for a double." 75 Years Ago Mrs. Ross D. Hughe* played >ridge with the members of the fuesday Bridge Club when the group met with Mrs. C. R. Babcock Among those leaving thil afternoon for the P. E. O. Sisterhood convention In Conway art Mrs. W D. McClUrkln, Mrs. Dixie Crawford Mrs. B. A. Lynch. Mrs. R. P. Kirshner, Mrs. Charles Lemons. Mrs. M O. Usrey and Mrs. A. B. Palrfield. Mr. and Mrs. Loy Welch have ar. Ived home from a two weeks trip :o New Orleans, Mobile, Ala., and lazelhurst, Miss. ; 5 i(SC3SOO BP T A quick way to get into trouble at home is to admire some woman's hat, only to learn your wife has been wearing a new one that you'd never noticed* Answer to Previous Puzzle TEA ART ' 1 M S 1 P F E^ E" A P P p R e E 1 R t? O O B -•''? l> E *•*. 5 E EL C R P f P A E D •:•// -4 e T s c? e a, T O ™ 1 R E 5 R C C O Of T I c 1 T O A U N ?& H e c u A s •••?-. o R e e p u R. S ™ E O M S S3 S l_ A O K. A N A ^ I .«. U E = S 1* U 1 Z T E 2 Become 39 Peruser mature 40 Mistakes 6 Eat 41 Salient angit i Bucket 43 Wicked 9 Cancel 45 Antiquated 1 Bed canopies 47 Weights of 5 "Lily Maid of India Astolat" 48 Redact 5 Distant 51 Scatter, as h«»| 7 Rugged _ 56 Symbol for pinnacle neon 11- , ' Id fb f> s MB " W" |! i"i r l fl si K~ b 5 \ Wt a i £ W,^ 4 $ ^ S if a 9 y ' ll_ n w I 1 " | n 0 • MM | 1

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