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Blytheville, Arkansas
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BLTTHEVTLLE (ARK.T COURIER WEWS WEDNESDAY, APRIL 8,19W TIE BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. KREDRIOKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bolt National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered »s second class matter nt the post- office »t BIythevlUe, Arkansas, under act of Con- grets, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any juburban town where carrier service Is maln- taf By d 'mal1, P within { a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per war »2 50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mali outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations " And I said unto you, I ame the Lorn your God; fear not the gods of the Amoritcs, in whose land ye dwell: but ye have not obeyed my voice. —Judge" 6:10. * * * •We art born subjects and to obey God is perfect liberty. He that does this shall be free, safe and happy. — Seneca, Barbs A college In the south is drilling for oil to help support Itself. Everybody is gushing over the financial possibilities. * * * A society girl married a cab driver — proving afaln that all Is fare In love, etc. * * * A writer says the average American stands up for himself. Indicating the drastic need for more buses. * + * There are schools for weathermen — and when your predictor calls one wrong, blame It on the day he played hooky. * * * A small watch wa» removed from a girl's tummy. She went, too far with the ringemail biting. Silly Entertainment Taboos Destroy Storyteller's Art Some weeks ago a picket line took up duty out, in front of a Broadway play-, house. Nobody had been beating the. stagehands. This was the chambermaids' union, complaining that their sorority was put in a bad light by the antics of a chambermaid (1907 model) in a current play. This points up a trend in American life that seems headed toward ridiculous ends. In the world of the movies, the theater, television and radio, thd list of taboos is a mile long and growing all the time. Hundreds of sensitive groups of all kirds have made it utterly plain to the writers and actors and producers of today that they want nothing portrayed which will show them in the slightest unfavorable aspect. , If you depict a waiter as surly, or maybe needing a haircut, you'll hear from the waiters' union. You might even hear from the barbers, on the ground this suggests they've been derelict in their duty. If you show an Irish con losing his temper, the Irish collevtively will lose their tempers. - If a movie shows a kid on a paper route throwing somebody's morning paper into the bushes instead of onto the porch, you may hear from the Committee to Defend Young Boys Working Their Way Through School. About the only groups that, so far as we know, have not put Hollywood and New York on notice are gangsters and cowboys. There was one gripe from an Illinois convict who said a picture based on his life presented him in a pool- light. The cowboys probably figure that, all the shooting notwithstanding, those westerns are good for the dude ranch business. Now this doesn't require a great big speech in rebuttal. It's obvious to all of us that we can't tell the story of American life and American individuals humanly and realistically if we are to be barred from depicting the traits and attitudes which characterize pur many and diverse groups. Not only is it destructive of the storyteller's art; it's really pretty silly. Chambermaids aren't likely to suffer an indelible blemish because a chambermaid in a play makes a bed sloppily. Of course there's no room in America for bigotry or for mean, calculated assault upon any group that has a rightful place in our society. But to get protection from the bludgeoning of evil men, you need not seek immunity from every pinprick. What Would They Gain? The Russian proposal to grant amnesty to considerable numbers of citizens now imprisoned is another of those Kremlin gestures eminently designed to put the Malenkov team on a firmer footing. But it's worth noting that the promise and the reality are often wide apart in Russia, and they may never get together. Furthermore, amnesties of this sort have been decreed before in Soviet history. Sometimes they actually come to pass. Rut then, thrte or four months later, most of the freed citizens are quietly re-arrested, perhans for "other crimes against the state." Even if this one should be carried out as advertised, it's not too much to get exercised about. The individuals embraced by the proposed decrees are people who worn tucked away for a variety of minor offenses, like showing up late for work consistently, or not contributing enough to the joint effort on collective farms, or falling below production goals. The real political prisoners, t h e enemies of the Communist regime, haven't a chance in the world of sniffing the outside air. And even if they could, in Russia, would they gain so much? For over every square mile of sprawling vastness. hangs the stale odor of the jail . Views of Others Victory for Free Enterprise The decision of the United States Supreme Court that the Federal Power Commission had a right to issue a license to the Virginia Electric and Power Company for a multi-million dollar hydro-electric power plant on the Roanoke river Is a victory for free enterprise. In tills case the court's decision ended a bitter four-year dispute between former Secretary of the Interior Oscar Chapman and the Federal Power Commission. The Commission issued the Virginia company a .license ror the project. Chapman contended that the project should be built by the government. The court made no decision on this piint, saying that it was not within Its province to decide between public and private power development. But it did decide that the Jurisdiction of the Federal Power Commission to issue licenses for private construction of hydro-electric projects In the public interest has not been withdrawn by Con- gross as to the Bonnoke Rnplds site. The new Secretary of the Interior. Douglas McKay, said recently he saw no objection to private power construction at Roanoke Rapids. "If the people back home want private power to build it then I ivo'-i'd say let private power go ahead. Anytime you can get private enterprise to do a job. I see no reason for the federal government to do it." This is the American way. And although the Supreme Court may- not have decided between private and public power development it has certainly put no obstacles in the way of private control and it has effectually ended a socialistic scheme which was getting nowhere. —Shelby (N.C.) Daily Star. Little Boys and Machines Science has come up with a new machine which is capable of understanding spoken words. It can indicate its understanding by flashing s light behind numbers you speak to it. It can store up what you say in its "memory" and repeat It later. This obviously is a mechanical and electronic achievement. But it isn't — at least at its present stage of development — any improvement on nature. Little boys from time immemorial have had the perverse ability of repeating everything you say and storing it up to plague you with later. Where the machine ami little boys both fall down is in obedience. Repetition of a command doesn't mean much if the command isn't carried out. When scientists develop a machine that not only hears and records or repeats such things as "Go wash your hands, dinner's ready." but actually starts off to get the job done, then we'll be impressed. Until then, we'll stack little boys up against the machine any day. —Milwaukee Journal. SO THEY SAY Wholly without foundation, malicious and false —a fantastic and Infamous lie. - Adolph Rupp, University of Kentucky basketball coach, charged with scheming with gamblers Costello and Curd. * * * It was damn reassuring to get In that hole, have the bomb roll over my head, and still know that an adequate trench was complete protection. — Cmdr. Robert E. Thomas, Jr., volunteer at second 1053 atom test. * * * I have no admiration for you. — Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy to Earl Browder, one-time top U. S. Communist. * * * Senator, It Is quite mutual. - Earl Browder, in reply to Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy. * * * We desire CIO unions' organic unity with the AFL. but on an honorable basis. - David J. McDonald, CIO Strclworkors' president, on proposed CIO-AFL merger. It Looks Silly From Where We Sit! " WOW/ * WN'T tit/ Peter Edson's Washington Column — Probe of Ammunition Shortage Promises Plenty of Fireworks WASHINGTON —(NEA> —The recently intensified fighting in Korea marked by suicidal Chinese attacks in the Old Baldy region, are being sized up in Washing- t o n as an attempt by the Communists to find out whether the U. S. and UN forces really have an ammu- tion shortage. What the Commies have found Peter Edson oul ls tnat there Is no shortage. Not there and not low, at any rate. But once again, U. S. .armed forces in the field lave been clobbered because of too much loose talk in Washington. Sen. Margaret Chase Smith's Armed Services subcommittee to nvestigate the ammunition shortage in Korea may produce more of he same effect. For it is impossible to duscuss in public the question of ammunition shortage without getting into the much larger question of Korean strategy. Every senator, every general nd every other public official ap- )arently has his own convictions on this subject. What is apt to result, therefore, is a great expose of different opinions. They may irove nothing. But they will clear- y indicate to the Russians that the U. S. government is still split wide open on conduct of the Ko- •ean war. No one can lack sympathy for Gen, James A. Van Fleet, retiring commander of the Eighth Army in Korea, in saying that his operations were handicapped by shortages of ammunition and, manpower. But these were only one phase of his trouble. He was held back from launching an all-out offensive against the Communists, he says, by decisions made in Washington. Attacks Not Forbidden Clearing up this point will be much more difficult than finding some goat to blame for the ammunition shortage. Presentations can be made on behalf of the Joint Chiefs of Staff that never, at any time, have they given orders forbidding commanding generals in the Far East from going ahead within Korea, if they could. There will be equally firm denials on behalf of the State Department that its officials have interfered in the making of purely military decisions. It Is known, however, that State Department men have been present at most meetings in which policy decisions were made on the conduct of the Korean war. The .State Department point of vie^v—whatever it may have been—has always been available. As evidence that the Communist forces were never in such condition that they could have been pushed off the map by a determined UN offensive in mid-1951, the Korean communiques of Oen. Matthew Ridgway are cited. In the period when the cease-fire negotiations were begun, General Van Fleet contends that the Communists were demoralized, 'disorganized and low on supplies. Then was the time to deliver a knockout blow. Instead, the UN was sucked Into cease-fire talks. Reports Don't Support Statements General Eidgway's communiques covering this period do not bear out this weakened condition of his enemy. The reports he made to the UN are filled with phrases about continuing determined resistance and the maintenance of an aggressive posture at the front. If a major hassle develops here between General Van Fleet and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, it will only heighten the present controversy over reorganization of the JCS. Their future is now before President Eisenhower's and Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson's committees on reorganization, headed by Nelson Rockefeller. General Van Fleet will be testifying before the Smith Committee as a retired officer. He will be freer to give his opinions than if he were still on active duty. Any criticism of the JCS that he can make stick will go a long way In destroying confidence in the present organization. Before this JCS setup is junked, however, many military men would like to know what is going to take Its place. As for General Van Fleet's contentions that the Korean war can still be won by determined attack, there is much less disagreement. The question here is whether the Congress and the American general public are willing to bear the cost. This cost has been stated by General Van Fleet and others as lengthening the term of service for draftees from two to three years, sending several more U. S. divisions to the Far East, increasing instead of decreasing the defense budget—and then facing the prospect of taking increased casualties till the war is won. Senator Smith's investigation opens up this whole Pandora's box of troubles. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service One of the most interesting and important diseases to which man is heir is tuberculosis. This is a germ disease which is acquired by a healthy person from one who nireaciy harbors the tubercle bacillus. The past 50 years has shown i some remarkable changes, particularly in death rate. The mortality rate in the United States has declined 90 per cent during this period. That means that where 100 victims of the disease died in 1900, only 10 would die today. This trend to lowering of the hazard to life from tuberculosis is still going on, and the mortality in 1!)5 was only half of that which existed in 1945. In spite of this encouraging drop in the death rate, the known frequency or prevalence of the disease has changed but little in the last 20 years. It is estimated that there are about 400.000 active cases of the disease in the United States, of which somewhere around half are known to health departments. The number of new cases reported each year in the whole country has beon running around 120,000 in the recent past. One of the reasons for this last is that better methods of finding tuberculosis have been employed. The more frequent use of X-rays and (he development of mass testing have all played a part In His- covering new cases. This is greatly to the good since not only is treatment more effective when tuberculosis Is found early, but also it helps to remove people who are a danger to others so that gradually this should lead to fewer new cases. The key to the control of tuberculosis is recognized to be hospitalization. Even though the death rate from tuberculosis has been so remarkably reduced, the number of hospital beds for victims of tuberculosis is still unsufficient in many communities, perhaps partly because more cases are being discovered earlier. The yearly cost of the present tuberculosis control in the United States is calculated at about $350,000,000. The largest item in this is hospitalization. which is figured at an average of $6.7.5 per patient per day, or a total of $200,000,000 a year. In this connection, it may be pointed out that the average cost of one case of tuberculosis is about $15,00. End Isn't Seen Yet Some time we should be able to almost completely eliminate tuberculosis from our society. A high proportion of the new cases, for example, appear among those persons who are impoverished and who are subject to poor housing, poor sanitation, overcrowding, insufficient nutrition, and the like. Consequently, any improvements in these respects should be reflected In a lessening of the tuberculosis rate.. It is Impossible to foretell just what the future will bring, but further efforts to control tuberculosis are certainly In order. Sometime, perhaps. We can look' forward to the happy day when our tuberculosis hospitals will no longer have long, waiting lists, and indeed some of them might be transferred to other uses. Read Courier Ncwi Climsllicd Ada. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Overbid Doesn't Harm Good Player By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Probably North and South were guilty of overbidding In today's hand, but the result was both pleasant and instructive. South happened to be Sylvester Lowery and North was Mrs. Olive Peterson — both Phlladelphians, and both among the country's great players. Lowery won the first trick with WEST NORTH A9643 V 1054 « 1097 + A32 V J96 • K 53 * 108 .EAST (D) A875 Cast Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass * .1 8 4 2 *KJ9 SOUTH *A V AKQ3 • AQ6 + Q7654 Neither side vul. South Wcsl Nirth 1 * Pass Pass Pass Pass 1* Double 3V 4*' Pass Pass 2 * 3 N'.T. S* Opening lead—A K the ace of spades and looked for a way to justify his partner's confidence in his bidding. He needed a little luck In hearts, but there was nothing he could do about that. He needed also to hold the loss in the minor suits to one trick In each, and there was s great deal to be done about those two suits. Since there wa« only one entry to Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Woof, woof! Lassie makes his long-delayed TV debut this fall as the telefilmed by Charles Maxwell, star of "The Lassie Show," to be producer of the "superman" series. Inside reason why the collie and TV were so long getting to'gether was that MGM put Lassie on v« for a whole year after owner R series. >llie and her ... ice for a whole year after owner Rudd Weatherwax bought up the studio's contract for $40,000. Dizzy Dean will star in his own telefilm series, with September set as filming date. Former 20th Century-Fox producer Jules Schermer. who was responsible for Dizzy's screen biog, "Pride of St. Louis," will produce about 500 of the 15- minute stanzas starring Dizzy. Joanne D r u—and this is no press-agent yarn—is still shaky. Jackie, the'movie lion, lunged at her and missed by an inch during the filming of the Schlitz Playhouse telefilm. "Richard and the Lion." Joanne blames herself for inserting a piece of business that wasn't in the script. Ozzie Nelson's son, 12-year-old Rickey, was popeyed when told that he paid $26,000 Income, tax for 1952. "Gee," he said, "how much money is that?" His brother, 16-year-old David, had a quick answer: "It's about five Cadillacs worth!" NEW telefilm series promised and hoped for: Fay Wray in "The Pride of the Family." Pat O'Brien In "Ringside." Don Ameche as emcee in a show starring Eddie Fisher. Nel- SOP. Eddy headlining his own 3fc minute program, "Nelson Eddy's Back Yard." Twenty-six films based on the best stories In The Reader's Digest. The Sportsmen in a summer series, "The Music Men." Terms of Edgar Bergen's rijdio contract for next season:: Thirty- nine broadcasts and four or five television shows. John Wayne and Bob Fellows, who have a full slate of big-screen movies lined up, will add TV to their production schedule with the "Postal Inspector" series, based on the files of the U. S. Postal Service. the dummy (the ace of clubs) Lowery had to decide whether to try a diamond finesse or a lead towards the queen of clubs. At first glance, it seems that South should use dummy's ace of clubs to take a diamond finesse hoping later to lead a low :lub and find a doubleton king of clubs In the hand of either opponent. Lowery knew a trick worth two of that. He found a way to use dummy's only entry for two finesses. At the second trick declarer led the queen of diamonds from his hand. He expected to find the king of diamonds in the West hand, in which case a finesse against the king would be useless. As you can see, this play did not prevent him from finessing against the Jack of diamonds later on. West took the king of diamonds and led the queen of spades, whereupon Lowery ruffed. He next led a trump to dummy's ace and returned the ten of diamonds from dummy. East, saw no point in covering with the jack, and there was none. South could capture the jack with the ace and return to the dummy with the nine of diamonds. When the ten of diamonds held, declarer was still in dummy and could now lead a club towards his queen. He had thus accomplished his object of using dummy's single entry for two finesses. East might have made things difficult for declarer by playing the ..ack of clubs, but he actually put up the king. The rest was, of course, merely routine. "All I ask Is that I be allowed to play my own age." That's Jane Powell talking about her future on the set of "Three Sailors and a Girl.' 'and adding that playing her own age at MGM "is a problem • because they'v* known me since I was a kid. They still remember me as a wide-eyed little thing." Jane's headed for a night-club tour but she has no plans for a concert jaunt: :"That takes more preparation than I can give it," she said. "You have to book i year in advance. You need months to get a program together. The studio won't give me that kind of time." A CERTAIN STOREKEEPER reported a fire in his establishment the very day he signed a new firt insurance policy. The company suspected fraud, but had no proof. Th« only thing the manager could do Was to writ* the policy-holder the following pote: "Sir: You took out an insurance policy from us at 10 AM and your fire did not break out until 3:30 PM. W.ill you kindly explain the delay?" — Greenevilla (Tenn.) Sun. A. FOUR YEAR OLD had received a severe sunburn and it had reached the peeling off stage. Hia mother heard him saying to himself as.he was washing up for dinner, "Only four years old and wearing out already." — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. ^ POME In Which An Important Tip Ii Given With Regards To The Proper Conduct Of A Citizen Who Runs Afoul Of A Member Ot The Constabulary! If you'd like to stay on top Never argue with a cop. —Alanta Journal, Earliest Schooli The temples of Saturn, which e*Isted 4000 years before the birth of Christ, were medical schools in their earliest form, according to the Encyclopedia Britannlca. • First state to pass legislation naming an official state flower was Vermont, which picked the red clover. 15 Yean Ago In BlytheYillt— E. C. Patton and B. G. West have gone to Little Rock to attend a cotton shippers convention being held there. B. A. Lynch, president of the Farmers' Bank and Trust Company, will leave tomorrow to attend the meeting of the executive committee of American Bankers Association at the Edgewater Gulf Hotel at Gulfport, Miss. Mrs. Matt Monoghan was installed as the new president of Sudbury P. T. A. at a meeting of that group yesterday afternoon. Having knocked out the plug hat, Judge Boles says he thinks President Ike would get a lot of male support if he'd give tail coats, ^hard-boiled shirts and wing collars the same treatment. © NEA Farm Affairs Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 3 of hay 1 Farm building j Command 5 Another 5 of fl °" r farm building ?S ^ * , g ™ 9 Mamma hog 7 Nevada city on the farm ° ' n °° rn . 1'Scent 9 Splashed '- * cml 10 Heraldic band 13 The farm is in,, _ a rura ] 11 Farmer s foe 14 Prior (prefix) Interstice 15 Highwayman 2 " Solemn SIE 17 Malt beverage^ 18 Senior 19 Browned bread 21 Network 23 Fortune 24 Be sick 27 Hops' kiln 29 Thrash 32 Fish baskets 34 Come forth 36 Rue 37 Sea nymph 38 First farm 39 Heroic poetry 41 Speck 42 Dress stone 44 Gaelic 46 Saves 49 Run away to marry 53 Eggs 54 Construction parts 56 Courtesy' title 57 Leer 58 Disgusted exclamation 59 Furtive 60 Row 61 Hireling VERTICAL 1 Painful 2 Sacred image 31 Try 33 Nickname 35 One who disorders 40 Mortar and 24 Farm land measure 25 Angered • 26 Traditional 28 Singing voice 43 Local court 30 Exchange • (Eng.) premium 45 Run together 46 Flag-maker, Betsy 47 Wicked 48 Wise men 50 Rowing tools 51 Design 52 Italian city 55'Before (contr.) 34 5J

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