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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 9, 1953
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(ARK.T COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL », 1JM HOB BLYTHEVILLB COURIER NEWS ! Tilt COURIER NEWS CO. I H. W. RAINES, Publisher BARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallaw Witmer Co., Now York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. ^^_ Entered « second class nutter at the post- etflee »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- pea, OctoberJ,_19n._ _ _ Member of The Associated Press _ - - - ; - — SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or any lUburtxn town where carrier service is main- ma radius of 50 miles. $5.00 per rear WO or six months, $1.25 (or three months; by mail outside 50 mile rone. 112.50 per yew payable In advance. Meditations Look not upon me, because I am bl.ek, be- cauu the sun h««i looked upon me: ray mother's children were antry with me; thejr made me the keeper at the vineyards; but mine own vineyard have I not kept. - Soni of Solomon 1:6. * * * Responsibility gravitates 'to the power that can carry out that responsibility. If you alone can do what ought to be done, then that oughtness rests on you. You can't dodge it. It is yours. — Lynn Landruni. Barbs After seeing the women drivers who pull in »nd out and over on busy streets, we're convinced that woman's place ts in the home. * * * The body Is saia to n« susceptible to 1609 dlttases, all of which we've heard pessimists talk abont * * * Modem youth Is finally slowing down, according to a school principal. He doesn't read the speeding accidents stories. * t * Thieves rtole a safe from an Indiana store. A ft&fntt watehdor kept real quiet and wasn't taken. * * * A Michigan stock buyer was trampled by a bull. And all he was going to do was send the animal to the slaughterhouse. Spring Is New Danger Season for Fuel Oil Blasts Fuel oil explosions in Arkansas cur' rently are under investigation by the State Health Department ... as well they might be. In-home accidents resulting from the misuse of kerosene took 50 lives, injured 50 more during the past year. And the Eastern Arkansas cotton land has been the most fertile field for these accidents. The Health Department has some very definite ideas on why these -accidents happen . . . and four of them have occurred in our county during the past year and nearly half of all in the state were in Eastern Arkansas. In the first place, it is believed that some tenants and sharecroppers are using tractor fuel to kindle fires. This is usually not reported, for often the person is pilfering these small amounts of fuel and naturally isn't ready to admit it. Secondly, many people are not educated to the dangers of Kerosene and do not keep oil stoves in good running order. All Farmers would be doing themselves a big favor if they inspected heating facilities, warn tenants against use of the more volatile tractor fuel and of the dangers of careless use and storage of kerosene. And now is not too late. The State Health Department advises that springtime is the second big danger period. Warmer weather, when some heat is still required, makes the various fuels even more combustible. West Must Remember That Peace Is Red War Tactic The test of Communist sincerity in the current Chinese bid' for a Korean truce' will come when real negotiating begins. AH one can say now is that the tone and content of Premier Chou En-lai's offer suggest the Reds mean it this time. If this is so, then why do they want a truce? Clearly we of the West have not driven them to it. We do not have the Communists on the run in Korea or any active major battle front. The reasons for the truce move must therefore lie elsewhere. They could lie in Peiping. The Koran war it a drain on China (and Rus- sia) no less than upon America and its allies. Mao may want out. He also may have some fear of new offensives, cither by UN forces in Korea or, later on, by Chiang Kai-shek's armies from Formosa against the Chinese mainland. Or, the reasons perhaps lie in Moscow. Some astute analysts of Russia think this likely. Malenkov and h i s ruling team are weaker than Stalin both at home and among the satellites. They need to consolidate their power. Malenkov and his associates,have not established themselves in their realm. But they plainly are trying to do so. Their peace maneuvers are one big part of that effort. But they know the Wost nn longer puts stock in Russian words. So the y may have offered the Korean truce, through the Chinese, as concrete proof of peaceful intent. From the Soviet view, this may not be so much as it first appears. The Russians would largely end the drain on their own military stocks, which they may well be tired of. But they could enjoy the fact that there would be no similar lifting of full burdens either from the West or the Chinese and North Koreans. For what is now proposed is a truce, a cease fire, not a peace. Peace calls for other, larger negotiations, about boundaries and garrison fhrces, and the like. These could drag out endlessly. During long-drawnout peace talks, both UN and enemy forces would have to maintain stout defenses at the truce line. From this Russia would he the gainer. The West is its avowed enemy. Mao is officially a friend, but is not trusted far. Moscow would probably be glad to have him preoccupied indefinitely. And the Kremlin would of course take credit for. having acted for peace, hoping thus to consolidate the new regime's position. We cannot turn down an earnest truce simply because accepting it may help Malenkov & Co. to tighten its grip. The ending of bloodshed is vital to us. But we need to appreciate that this truce, like other Russian gestures, Is no proof of basic change in Communist attitude. Malenkov is a Bolshevik, a Stalinist, committed to world conquest. To the Kremlin, peace is a tactic in war. It is not a goal sought for itself so. long as a non-Communist enemy exists on earth. We cannot blind ourselves to these hard fundamentals even as we listen eagerly to this compelling talk of truce.. Watch the Birdie!* Views of Others Cue For Congress Congress, now considering revisions of the Taft-Hartley Act, might take a long look at the Supreme Court derision of last Monday which outlawed union picketing in Virginia — peaceful picketing, no less. Virginia has a law which says that "the right of persons to work shall noi. be denied or abridged on account of membership or non-membership in any labor union or labor organization" — and so do several other states including Florida. In Florida it is part of the state constitution. APL building trades unions picketed a school job in Richmond because a plumbing subcontractor employed non-union men. That it was peaceful picketing was undisputed. There were never more thnn two pickets around at a time. They carried siRiis that said, "This is not a union Job." A local court granted an injunction to stop the picketing on the around that it. violated the state's right-to-work law, and the Supreme Court upheld it in a 7-2 decision. "The immediate results of the picketing." said the Supreme Court, "demonstrated Its potential effectiveness, unless enjoined, as a practical means of putting pressure on the general contractor to eliminate from further participation all non-union men on the project." The effect of this decision is to enable Florida and other states which have a law similar to Virginia's to bar picketing as Virginia did. But it ought not to be up to the states to enforce the fundamental right of a man to work at a job — a right that springs from the federal constitution, from the fifth amendment which says that nobody shall "be deprived of life, liberty or property without due process of law." In some places where the unions dominate the government it is not practicable for the local authorities to act against picketing. Instead, In many Industrial centers, the police protect union picket- Ing of struck plants to prevent anybody from going to work there. Congress, by passing a federal rtght-to-work law, ought to do what Florida and Virginia and a few other stales have done and what the Supreme Court has upheld. If the Taft-Hartlp.y Act is to be amended, one of the changes ought to he the insertion of a provision that the right to work shall not he abridged by reason of membership or non-membership In n union. Then If some powerful union seeks to shut down an entire industry, the rights of those who want to work can be adequately protected. —Fort Myera (Fit.) Miwi-Prcu, Peter Edson's Washington Column — Smarter U.S. Officials Are Shy Of Communists' Truce Moves Peter titan United Nations spring of 1851, WASHINGTON — (NBA) — Instead of looking for the silver lining in the cloud of confusion created by Chinese Communist offers to exchange sick and wounded prisoners of war, the smarter American officials are looking for the catch. "Once bitten, twice shy," seems to be the policy. The O n i t rd States and the bit once, in the on n Communist offer to negotiate a Korean cease- fire. Dr. Syngman Rhee. the Korean president, warned that it was a trap. Nobody paid any attention. But Dr. Rhee was right. The Communists used the long and bitter two years of negotiations to build up their military strength in Korea and dig in. The war could go on endlessly at its present tempo, assuming both sides are willing to stand the strain. So now the Communists again talk of being willing to conclude a cease - fire agreement. Their terms mark acceptance of an offer they rejected last October, when the truce talks were suspended. It must be carefully noted, how- e v e r, that Chinese Communist Premier Chou En-lai's proposal ays specifically: ". , , .we by no means relinquish the principle of release and j repatriation of war prisoners without delay after the cessation of hostilities. . .nor do we acknowledge the assertion of the United Nations command that there are among the prisoners of war individuals who allegedly refuse repatriation." So the Commies are really offer- ing to give up nothing. But again the wishful thinkers grab at peace propaganda as though it were something real. The stock market slides at the news. In Washington there is great cheer among politicians who see in a cease-fire the opportunity to cut the military budget, cut taxes, bring the boys home in a hurry and so win the 1954 election. Again President Rhee warns that this may he another trick. Again he declares that no settlement is agreeable to him that does not take the Chinese Communists out of Korea, disarm the North Koreans and reunite the country. Under his government, of course. And so .the world is brought sharply up against the realities of t h e situation. Conclusion of a cease-fire is a necessary first step. But it will settle nothing permanently, by Itself. This was emphasized by the visit to Washington of French Premier Rene Mayer. The communique issued at the close of his talks with President Eisenhower emphasized the "interdependence" of the Korean and Indo-Chinese wars. On the surface, no two wars could differ more. In Korea is an international war. It is the United Nations against the forces and resources of North Korea, Red China and Soviet Russia. The war in Indo-China Is a civil war—Viet-Nam against Viet-Minh. The United Nations has nothing to do with this war. The question of Indo-China is not even on the UN agenda for discussion. In spite of these differences, the two wars are part and parcel of the same conspiracy. The U. S.- French communique declares it to be the view of both governments that should the Chinese Community take advantage of a Korean armistice "to pursue aggressive warfare elsewhere in the Far East, surh action would have the most serious consequences for the efforts to bring about peace in the world." French Feel Talks Settle Nothing The French view is that the war in Indo-China cannot be settled by negotiation. It can be settled only when the Communist rebels are wiped out or when they voluntarily lay down their arms. The war in Malay is still a third kind of Communist agitation. It is more the nature of guerrilla banditry than the civil war in Indo-China or the international war in Korea. So if a Korean armistice merely gives the Communists an opportunity to exert more pressure elsewhere, this armistice will accomplish little. The terms of Chinese Communist Premier Chou En-lai's broadcast and message to the United Nations call for a "political conference at a higher level" within three months after signing the armistice. This is the really important conference—not the cease-fire agreement—on which most attention should be fixed. In this second conference all the troubles of the Far East may properly be placed on the agenda. If it Includes such riddles as the future of Chiang Kai-shek's government on Formosa or the possible admission of the Chinese Communist government to the United Nations, these negotiations could drag on for another two years, or longer. But until this second conference is successfully concluded, any curtailment of the U. S. defense effort or any other dropping of the n o n - Communist world's guards might turn out to be the height of folly. That would be exactly what the Moscow leaders of the non-Communist world would welcome. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NBA Service Q—Would you discuss hair tints, and their effect, if any, on the Failure of the thyroid gland to , to be performed, fulfill its function is rather rare, but it does occur. Q—My daughter is in her late !0's and has a thyroid deficiency, i health? She takes one grain of thyroid ex- j C.C. tract daily. Must she continue tak- j A—Tints and dyes used on the ing the extract all her life, and '• hair must contain substances of a is this called myxedema? chemical nature, either of mineral Mrs. B. or vegetable origin. It stands to A—Thyroid extract is sometimes reason that some of them are more prescribed for those who have a I likely to irritate the skin of the lessening of thyroid secretion, j scalp than others; it is also true which is not severe enough to be | that some of them will irritate the called myxedema. In myxedema. j skin of some people and not that however, the thyroid secretion is I of others. practically absent, but by giving I In view of these facts, the pro- the right amount of thyroid ex-1 ducers of most preparations have made an effort to include the least irritating susbstances which will do the job. It is also becoming increasingly common for those who apply tints or dyes to make skin tests of sensitivity before using them on the entire scalp. Bqth of these steps are to the good and probably there are fewer cases of severe Irritation now than there used to be. tract a victim of that condition can be brought practically to normal. It is, however, almost always necessary to continue taking the pills indefinitely. If this is done there is generally no reason why someone \vith myxedema cannot live a completely normal life. Q—What causes one breast to develop more than the other, and is there any way of combating this situation? Worried A—It is considered that there are two separate reasons why this may occur. One Is so-called "early ripening," or adolescent, mastitis. This i.s a fairly common occurrence at the onset of the menses, and tends to be corrected by the passage of lime. A second rather rare type, the cause of which Is not known, develops when one breast continues to grow much larger than the other. In such a situation a plastic operation "to reduce the abnormality of size has I R*ad Courier flews Classified Ad». Q—I am a retired man of 72. For the last year I have noticed that towards evening my ankles begin to swell. Is this something about which I should be concerned? R. M. A—It Would be well for you to have a checkup of your heart, kidneys and circulation. The swelling of the ankles Is probably dropsical. It l« likely that some minor change In'you^ customs made which would be helpful. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Make Your Choice Count in Bridge By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service In today's hand declarer had a possible finesse in each of the four suits. His problem was to choose one of these four. The first choice was thrust upon him by the opening lead. Should he or should he not try the heart finesse immediately? He decided against the heart finesse for several reasons. In the first place, it was somewhat unlike- WEST *Q75 VJ962 t 1083 *A82 South 1 * 4* NORTH 9 *42 ¥ AQ75 4 542 4 10763 EAST »63 VK1083 » K97 *Q954 SOUTH (D) * AKJ 1098 »4 • AQJ6 *KJ North-South West North Pass 1 NT. Pass Pass East Pass Pass Opening lead—V 2 ly that West, would be leading away from « kins when there were probably safer leads for him to make. Secondly, even If the finesse succeeded, South didn't know what useful discard he r.ould get on dummy's ace of hearts. Finally, U the frs/cine Johnson !N HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA1 — Guys and Dolls: "I made the biggest hit and the biggest bust in the shortest period of time of any female to hit Hollywood in the last 20 years." That's Lauren Bacall, back on the sound stages in "How to Marry a Millionaire," groaning .over some of the pictures that were tossed at her after she hit stardom in "To Have and Have Not." "The trouble was that I didn't belong to the heavy Crania school and Warners wouldn't.let me get out of it," bass-voiced Mrs. Humphrey Bogart said. "I took more suspensions than Bogey. Warner Bros, didn't know what I was talking about and I didn't know what they were talking about. "This is comedy and people had better laugh at me. If I have any forte at all, it's comedy. Time and the Hear critics will tell that. If I'm not good at this, I'll meet you at the race track." Now it's Jo h n Payne who's turned literary. He j_ust completed the first draft of a screenplay, "A Time to Kill." a thriller he will produce independently with Phil Karlson. -~ If Paramount doesn't summon him for a picture and "if I okay my ow.n script," John says he'll go to Yellowstone Park and Borrego Springs in July for his first venture as star-producer-writer. Number 1 on his casting list: An actress with a southern accent who looks like Marilyn Monroe. No Middle Ground NOBODY'S going to catch Janet Leigh getting out of shape for musicals again when she finishes costarring with Donald O'Connor in U-I's "V.'alkin' My Baby Back Home." ... . Janet didn't bother to do her high kicks after "Two Tickets to player who ever lived. H« had flvt weeks to look like the greatest magician for 'Houdini.' Why li It that you're never mediocre at something in a m o v ie? Why doesn't somebody write a screenplay about a character who'i Just average?" Rock Hudson is admitting that movie make-up wizards have found a way to make him look older than his 27 years and it's opened the way for roles that he couldn't have played when the studio regarded him as "too young." It's going to win him some senior movie queens who are fussy about emoting opposite t junior movie king, too. "A couple of years ago, I looked like I was . 19 years old and I found it tough," Rock told me on the set of U-I's "Back to Qod'i Country."' "Then they found out how to age me with make-up lines around the eyes. But I'm going to slug the first person who calls me Rock of Ages Hudson." BRUNETS: SCARED, SCARCE THERE will be no verbal slaps at Marilyn Monroe from Virginia Mayo. But she is aiming her darts at "all the frightened actresses, mostly brunets, who are changing their type and going blonde now that Marilyn is a top star." "There's just too much hysteria about Marilyn," Virginia confided. "The hardest thing to find in Hollywood these days is a brunet. It's not fair to real blondes." Asks Virginia: "Why. can't actresses be natural? . Other girls come off being phony when they try to imitate Marilyn., There's nothing more charming than a woman who's herself." Hollywood tried to change Virginia once, "but I didn't let them. It was when Lauren Bacall was the big thing. They wanted me to be mannish like Lauren. I couldn't Broadway" and nearly took the jj e _ i wasn't built that way." count of 10 with swollen ankles j , and weary muscles preparing herself for her second musical-comedy dancing stint. "This is a strange business," she told me. "Tony's doing 'All American' and he has just four weeks to look like the greatest football finesse lost, South would probably be set more than necessary. For all of these reasons, declarer won the first trick with the ace of hearts and looked around for the right suit to tackle. Spades, diamonds, or clubs? Each of the finesses seemed equally likely to succeed, but they weren't all equally necessary or useful. Declarer picked the right suit by the process of elimination. The spade finesse was not as necessary as a finesse in the other suits. There was a distinct possibility that the queen of spades might fall under the ace or king even if no finesse were taken. Declarer therefore rejected a finesse In that suit. Declarer considered a diamond finesse more carefully, but rejected it likewise. A successful diamond finesse would do no particular good unless East happened to have a doubleton king of diamonds. In any other situation, one successful finesse in, diamonds would give South no advantage over no finesse at all. In clubs, there is a clearcut advantage in taking a finesse of some kind. A correct guess gives South a club trick, whereas South cannot make a club trick by leading the suit from his own hand. Acting on this reasoning, declarer led a club from dummy and successfully guessed the play of the Jack from his hand. This forced out West's ace. and the rest of the hand was easy. Declarer could easily ruff the second round of hearts, cash the top spades and knock out the king of diamonds. Since the diamonds broke 3-3, declarer lost only one diamond, together with one club and one trump. Ont-Mon Riot FOLSOM PRISON, Calif. VP) — Nineteen convicts recently were disciplined for breaking up wash bowls and setting their bedding afirt. On« prisoner refused to join the riot and, as a reward, was moved to a quieter cell. He promptly smashed hie toilet bowl and fired his bedding. Warden Robert A. Heinie said he did not know why. 75 Ytars Ago In BlytheYill»— Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Horner and son, Jack, are spending this week in Wheatley. Ark. T. H. VanBibber, who eight dayl ago underwent an operation for appendicitis has been removed to his home. Miss Annabel Bryant has been appointed by Gov. Carl Bailey to represent this county at the annual meeting of the Arkansas Tuberculosis Association at the Hotel Marlon in Little Rock. Aunt Sally Peters »ay» rich and prominent relatives art worth having, even if you never hear from them. Their n»me« impress stranger! wb*a mentioned. © »** Citified Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 World's largest city 7 "Beantown" 13 Interstice 14 All 15 Subdue 16 Term in horseshoes 17 Abstract being (comb, form) 29 City in Malay 45 Profound 18 Sprite 12 Fiddling Federated 46 Volcano in 20 Also Roman States Sicily 21 Opens 19 Florida town 30 Number 48 Suffix 25 Expunge 21 Employ 31 Termini 49 Placed on *• 28 Physostigmine22 Compass point36 Roman bronze golf device 4 Period 5 Noun suffix 6 Nostrils 7 Capital city of northern Ireland 8 Individual , 9 Station (ab.) 10 Color lightly 11 Mountain 32 Apportion 33Sainte (ab.) 34 Metal fastener 35 Chemical suffix 36 Full-length vestment 38 Body of water 39 Automobile afterbody 41 Pains 42 Large hawks 44 Fruit drink 47 Hen product 48 European theater of operations (ab.) 51 Sell in small lots 54 Rat-catching dog 57 Bridge holding 58 Redacted 59 Gaunter 60 Ohio city VERTICAL IHalt ! Algerian seaport city 3 Promontory 23 Southern 37 Lapel sewer 50 Church feast general 38 Pieces (ab.) list 24 Senior (ab.) 40 Negative reply52 Swiss river 25 Exude 41 All the while 53 Frozen water 26 Nevada city 43 Heron 55 Bustle 27 Solar disk 44 Crafts 56 Sesame 11

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