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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, October 26, 1954
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, OCTOBER Z«, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H W HAINES. Publisher BARRY A. HAINES. Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sol* National Advertising Representatives: Wallace WItmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, Memphis. Entered as second chss matter at the post- oHI« at Blytheville. Arkansas, under act of Con- ireis, Ootober 9, 1917. ~ Member of The Associated Press ~ SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 2Sc per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, »5.00 per year, »2.50 for six months. $1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone. »12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And HezekUh priyed before the Lord, and Mid, O Lord God of Israel, which dwelleth between the cherublms, thou are the God, even thou tlbne, of all the kingdoms of the earth; thou hist BBftdt heaven and earth.—-n Kings 19:15. * * * Glorious Indeed Is the world around us ( but more glourlous the world of God within us. There lies the land of song; there lies the poet's native land.—Longfellow. Barbs With some of the unemployed the line forms to the left out In the cold. * * * A lot of traffic policemen don't seem to know that free speech is fuitranlecd under the Conitl- tuHin. * * * A California man was arrested for driving while eating off a tray attached to a window of hU ear. Cops were the car hops. * * * Tht fruit of careleixness and thouffhtleftsneal eaa tisUy upset your apple cart. » * * It ought to be a pretty clean country, the way fire«, hurricanes and reforms are sweeping it. How Reds Conduct 'Model' Election In Red-occupierl East Germany, upwards of 12,000,000 voters recently went to the polls to elect new members oi' parliament. As we soon will Ije voting ourselves, how this polling came off is worthy of serious study Ijy every American citizen. For judging from all reports, it WHS truly a ''model" election. Weeks before it began, the nation's five political parties agreed on a list of candidates. Each party was assigned a number of parliament seats. The men who would run for office were grouped on an unapposed ticket billed as the National Front. Then began the campaign. Compared to the campaign here, it was ethical in the extreme. Not one party charged author with ''creating mass unemployment." Not one party labeled another as "the party of waste and corruption." None of the various candidates sneered at a running male's record. The campaign's only objective was to get out a maximum vote, and the voters responded admirably. Tenants from large apartment houses, and workers from various plants were marched to the polls in groups, almost as soldiers are marched. At the head of the columns were bands and children with posters and flags. Persons who worked on the night shift were sent off to vote at 3 a. m., before they went home to bed. There were, as there always are, occasional "trouble-makers"—a sprinkling of men and women who said they did not want to vote. But after a bit of persuasion (some of which had to be physical), most of them saw they were wrong, and quitely joined the march. As the voters entered their polling place, they were met by four election officials. The first one checked the identity card, carried by every citizen. Election Official 2 handed out printed ballots. The third one held up a ballot box, into,which the paper was dropped. Again there was sometimes a troublemaker, who insisted on voting in private. These had to walk to a booth on the opposite side of the room. Election official 4 attempted to make it clear that voting in public was much preferred, but the few who did not agree were allowed to enter the booth. After they cast their ballot, No. 4 asked to see their identity cards and carefully noted their names. The ballots were cast very swiftly. There was no need to read them or mark them, of course, since the men who were running were not opposed. And to rule out any confusion, space for casting » write-in vote had thoughtfully been omi- tted. After the polls had closed, the people were told the results. The turnout had been remarkable: Only 1 per cent of the voters—probably those who were sick — had failed to go to the polls. And although the official outcome would not be announced for days, no one doubted reports that virtually all of the ballots had gone to National Front. It was, as we've noted before, truly a "model" election— a model which illustrates clearly just what it is we are fighting, and what we are fighting to save. Any American citizen who does not plan to vote in November might do himself one large favor, by carefully mulling it over. VIEWS OF OTHERS Always Uncle Sugar A lot of American GIs were a bit bumfuzzled during World War II when they noticed that the U. S, government was getting the bill for all the damages done In European countries by U. S. bullets and bombs. If « bomb dropped on a farm In France and killed a farmer's cow, he generally showed up with his bill to the U. S. government and presented his statement. Uncle Sam paid. Puny thing lo the GIs, however, was that Uncle Sam never got around to presenting his bill for liberating the continent from the Germans. The price would have been hard to establish, especially when the cost of lives and materials lost were lo be ascertained. This was one of those intangible things — the cost of human lives. Thus the Irony of this situation — where Uncle Sam pays all the bills — becomes even more startling in the recent news story that the United States State Department was urging Congress' approval of a plan to pay for the French expeditionary forces in Indochina. The State Department wanted the approval at the earliest possible moment. And the officials of the department were planning to consult with the congressional lenders just as soon us the November elections were over rather thun Lo wall until the Congress reconvenes In January, Seems the lenders can grant the kind of approval required to go ahead with She plans. Congress has approved funds to support thfi expediliomti'y forces but they were appropriated to help France fight the war in Asia. Since the fighting tins ended, the French have sought peace, with (he Reds, but the State Department feels that it IK tnoruHy obligated to discuss use of these funds with Congress be- Ion; spending It to support the French forces in peacetime. The United States and France announced In a Joint atnteniciU Wednesday that Franco w;is ready to keep Ha expeditionary forces in Indochina and thnt the United Slntes would consider footing the bill. Thus France, which gave up the war in Indochina, let the Reds have half the country be(muse Us home government did not feol like it could spend nny more money and men in Asia, now presents u.s with the bill tor keeping her forces In Indochina in pea cell inc. Couple this audttcily with the rcnhr.;Uion thai the U. S. tried to Ret the French to perk up then svar against the Reds with our money and they wouldn't; the U. S, tried to get .some spunk out of Prance In Europe and Ihe French sabotaged the EDC. Now we «el the bill for their occupation costs iii one of their colonies. It's n strange world. Mnybe it is the fault of the U. S. and Its innate generosity, but we believe thnt Enropr, and the rest of the world, too, has been Celling a warped idea about the U. S. pockcibook. These people appear to be paper (n do anything with the American taxpayer's checkbook until it begins lo hurt them and then they want to quil. Yet they still want us to continue their monthly allotment.';. We believe thai it's high time our government adopted the policy of "Thorn what helps us we helps. Them whnt don't ue don't". — L;<Grange (Ga.t News. You're There The ppoplr nre entitled to know what their servants are doing—and have a ri^ht to ue represented at meeting.*, of governmental bodie.s by newspaper reporters. That's why the lauding Fathers put into our Constitution a provision guaranteeing freedom ot the press.—Port Huron i Mich. * Times-Herald. SO THEY SAY It should he second-decree. I only .^liot' my wife. —Jnqtiin Padnyao i Hawaii, dispute*, fn>t-degree murder charge. •r- * * I can still out.smg anyone in the world. It is a Rift that God gave me ... It pasM\s throush me and on to others,—Mario Lanza. * * # j H nm'.^ary, I'll fill the jail, until their feet : are .sticking out the windows.—\V. -'Va. Judge J. ! Meredith on white.** blocking de-.vprefiation in j .schools, j We shall assuredly tree Formosa Irom Ihe yoke | of American imperialists. —Red China's Gen. Peng Tellium i. I'd rather talk about re.scarch and education than price Mipport.s, they ore a sounder long-time approach to solving overall farm problem*..—Agriculture Secretary Season. Employment i.« high and steady! but unemployment is stiJ] too high.—Labor Secretary Mitchell. The Colossus of Politics Peter Edson's Washington Column — Test Data Indicates That H-Bomb May Not be Powerful as Reported By DOIK1LAS L.AHSEN \KA Staff Corresiiondcnt WASHINGTON — (NEA)— More conservative reports from the recent Pacific hydrogen bomb tents are nou r beginning i9- trickle out of ihe Atomic Energy Commission. This has iihvttys happened. Care- lul study of the mass of test data reveals that blasts arc far less powerful than Ihe first, semi-hysterical accountt; indicate. The hydrogen bomb the U. S. tia.s would not destroy Milwaukee if exploded over Chicago. II. would not "wipe, mil" a big metropolitan ::ity. It would not kill everyone within a 00*niMe radius of ground zero. Tlie first toned-down, really re- j ;lftble estimates of the H-bomb's j destructive power come from two •, recent reports which were .pani-s- Hkingly reviewed by Ihe Atomic Sncrtry Coin mission before being ipproved. One i.s in the form of j a speech niven by Dr. John C. j Busier, director of AEC'.s divi- | sinn of biology and medicine. j The dther is an article appear- ins in the current of Ihe.' ; Bullet m of the Atomic Scientists, j by Harold A. Knapp, a civil do- i expert- In addition, lo mini- r mi/iny Ihe effects of the American I H-bomb he debunks Ihe stone. 1 ; \ thai Ihe Riissiims have built bigger ' 1 H-bombs than the U. S.. saving: I "A prudent pessimism Ls that ] by H157 ihe Russians, should be • assumed capable of producmt; ;i ! : bnmb wiih as much explosive . • force as that reported for one oi our l'ifl-1 tests, 10 to 16 megnlorjs." One megaton is the equivalent to the explosive force of 1,000,000 tons of TNT. Knupp projects the effects that an H-bomb blast, would have on a suburban community nine miles troni the center of town, which he presumes would be ground zero. "Until the latter part of 1956 when assumptions indicate bombs \vilh yields of five megatons." he \vrites, "residents will be reasonably safe if they take shelter in ba^eni en t,s or at least away from windows and doors." He adds: "There would probably not be any fatal injuries from blast, although flying glass might cause many lacerations, and persons looking in the direction of the blast might be blinded from the flash for several hours. There would be little danger of direct ignition of the wood siding of houses." Even when the Russians might have an H-bomb as big as the ones exploded last spring in (he Pacific, he still believes it would be advisable for residents to stay in their homes during an attack, even if they have plenty of warning. "But to do so would require s p eci al shelter," he claims. "Something as simple as a foxhole would be adequate if it were lo- en ted so thnt blown-over trees would not fall into it," he reasons. An attack of 18-mesaton H- Ijombs, without warning;, would kill about 10 to 15 per cent of nil persons, with three times that many nonfatally injured, he predicts. These figures are nothing to make the average suburban resident complacent. But they are far less frightening than the estimates of H-bomb damage being dished out by semi official spokesmen right after the Pacific tests. One of the most encouraging predictions Knapp makes is that by the middle of next year there will be an hour of advance warning of attack, due to improved radar lines. With this warning, even if Russian bombs .would reach 24-megaton size, suburbanites would have ample time to drive out of the lehtal area in cars, or even to ride a bicycle to a safe place. Thats if orderly evacuation plans went into effect he points out. Dr. Bugher's report tends to minimize the danger of radiation death from nuclear weapon attack. Danger from flying debris is the most serious, he claims. "Material such as glass, which may be easily fragmented and readily accelerated to high velocities, may be anticipated to be a great source of injury from blast," he says, Ever since the PaciUc tests there have been widely circulated reports that dangerous amounts of radiation have accumulated in the upper atmosphere. He says: ' 'The average exposure from this cause to the peope of the United States from the fallout of the entire series of tests this past spring was substantially less than 10 per cent of that accepted as permissible for continuous exposure over an entire year." l/x Doctor Says— By "D W( ,en for NEA Service EDWIN P. JORDAN, M. A lady h:is recently written to ash for tv diM-ussion on too fev, J white blood cells, the cause ot tln.s j condition find the incdicitl term for j it. Others huve nskcd similur qtios- ; tions, L'sptviully on I ho possible ! relation of the lo\v number of [ white blood colls to inn known HK leukemia. ! Thi.s is n some what bewildering .subject. In rending this discussion : I hope nil will realize, thnt It run i be discussed only in the m\>st sn i n' eral terms ami Unit many highly 11 mined investigators are spend ins; much of their lives studying the ; human blood nnd how it behaves j GranuJocytopcnu i.s the tonpue ' twisting n n in e usually used ; to describe ihe condition in which the white cells of the blood «leu- , cocytes* s\rc fewer than normal. j There is also a disease known ns ; aenmulocytosis in which one of ! the symptoms nlso consist.s of a • lessening in the number of leu- ' coeyte.s in the blood. Everyone has white cells in the blood where they exert nn import- iant function, particularly in eom- . baling infection. Thorp are several kinds of white cells: the numbers lean be counted nnd the kinds stud- lied, the hitter by smearing n small amount of blood on n plnss slide. 5 t a 1 n i n p it nnd looking at the smear under n microscope. Normally, there are about 7,500 whno cells in a cubic millimeter of blood nnd there is n fairly constant relation between the different kinds of cells. In the presence of infecting perms t h e number of \vhne cells is usually increased and counting them Is often, therefore. an aid in diagnosis — m appen- jriiciti.s for example. This increase is called leucocytoMs. Many cases of granulocytopenia have resulted from drugs or medicines. This is n puzzling thing bc- cnu^e u is only the occasional person who Rets such a reaction but It does seem to be a sort ot in- dividual poisoning:. Recovery usually takes place. Agranulocytosis is also a condition In which the , number of white cells Is lessened find this is usually ushered ; in with a sore throat. '• So far as is known neither '• granulocytopenia or ngrnnulocytos- is is related to leukemia. In the latter some of the white cells grow wild; they are generally Increased in number ~ sometimes enor- i mously — and they appear in the blood in immature, and abnormal forms. The aeuteness of the process and the special kinds of cells l present determine the particular j name attached to the leukemia ! and influence to some extent the outlook. ! Although much Is known concerning the behavior of the leucocytes of the bddyt here are many gaps in such knowledge. Probably time will reveal much i. thnt we do not know concerning ' the cause of the changes which : develop. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Accuracy Is Mark Of Expert Player By OSWLAD JACOBY Written for NEA Service It's unusual to squeeze an opponent in three suits, but it's even more unusual to do so wnen you still have a trick to lose. Peter Leventritt, president at the American Contract Bridge League, executed this rare feat at the recent summer national championships. West opened the king; of clubs, and Pete won with the ace In Ihe South hand. There wasn't much NORTH » A 1063 it »QJ7« 44 WEST EAST * None A J 9 1 4 » Q 10 7 » 9 s 3 » A 10 832 *K95 *KQ.18J 4871 SOUTH (D) »KQ875 VAJ4 «4 4AI081 Both lidei vul South W«t North tut 1 4 Double Redbl. Pisi Pass 24 24 Pisi 4 4 Pas* Past Pui Opening lead— 4 K The only tfmeo girl listens foster than a man con talk, is when he's proposing. «>u« A BRIDE of three weeks sued lor divorce because her husband threw his dinner nt her. Mnybe she didn't like getting hit by a can.—Mattoon all.) Journal-Qazctu. I question about making: the conj tract, but in tournament play ovcr- ! tucks are of the highest Impor- j tance. Accurate play was therefore necessary. At the second trick Leventritt led his singleton diamond towards the dummy. He didn't really ex- j pect to set up a diamond trick, : but he was providing a w*y ot I getting out of the dummy alter he ! eventually ruffed clubs.. West I played, & low diamond, and East Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Un- Covering Hollywood: Jane Powell's not the battling type, but she's putting on the gloves for a career battle at MGM. She wants the studio to give her movies that will allow her to hit high C and give full- range to the coloratura voice thai moviegoers "expect of me." Already rehearsing the speech she'll spring on her MGM bosses when she returns from her honey- mon with Pat Nerney, she told me: "People are forgetting I'm a coloratura, I begged them to give me one operatic number in 'Athens.' and they finally were able to weave in a song from 'Daughter of the Regiment.' But in 'Hit the Deck' all the songs are popular. I just don't know why in the world they don't give me pictures that will let me sing the way I started out." • • * Errol Flynrj, so help me, is donning a diver's suit and leaping into the Briny off the shore of Scotland in the hope of finding a Jong' sunken Spanish galleon. With Lili Damlta and Nora Haymes adding up what he owes them, Errol needs to find treasure. THERE'S HUSH-HUSH negotla Paramount for Mario Lanza 'to deliver the body, and the voice, for the musical "The Vagabond King." . . . Mona Freeman, unhappy with her RKO contract these past years, takes the freelance route again after she completes "Before I Wake." ' No reconciliation betwen Paul Lulcas and Daisy on the actor's recent trip to New York. They'll continue as separates — without divorce. * * « Buddy Lester's telling about the Englishman who was about to be hanged. He was asked if he had a last request and said; "Yes, may I please have a Windsor knot?" * • % Lionel.Barrymore has just about given up hopes of ever doing TV — can't get an okay from MGM. But the studio loves him on CBS radio's Hall of Fame. • r * Of all the stories circulating around Hollywood about the Marilyn Monroe-Joe Di Maggio divorce, I like this one best: A senior press agent at Fox was telling a tyro topped dummy's jack with the king. East didn't see any enticing returns, so he led back the eight of clubs, as good a choice ss any. Declarer ruffed in dummy, ruffed a diamond in his hand, ruffed another club in dummy, and ruffed another diamond in his hand. He then led a trump to dummy's ace. Leventritt was surprised and disappointed, naturally enough, when West discarded a club on the first round of trumps. It was clear that East had a natural trump trick. West noted this reaction and smiled in joyous expectation. After brief thought Pete led dummy's last trump to his king. West's senile became a bit nervous as he discarded the ten of diamonds. When Leventritt then led the queen of spades. West's smile disappeared entirely. If he discarded his last club, South's ten of clubs would be good. If West discarded the ace of diamonds, dummy's queen would be good. The only chance to escape was to discard a heart in the hope that East held the Jack. This discard didn't help West. His take-out double of one spade had marked him with strength in the unbld major. Hence declarer cashed the king and ace of hearts, dropping the queen. Now Leventritt could cash the Jack of hearts, giving up the last trick cheerfully to East's Jack of spades. drum-beater how to slant the blj divide in his statements to newsmen. "Just point out," said the experienced publicist, "that It's merely the failure of a marriage between xn All-AmerJcan girl and an Ail- American boy." The novice thought it over, then deadpanned: "Yeah, but suppose somebody asks me which one gets custody of ihe .Wheaties?" JEAN'N'E SIMMONS and Stewart Granger, who haven't been teamed since "Young Bess," will star in a flicker to be filmed in London. He'll play a wife murderer, she a blackmailing servant girl . . . Terry Moore's ex, Glenn Davis, is gearing for a career as a newspaper sports writer. Serving his apprenticeship right now, too. Note from Suzanne Warner in London on Frankie Laine's arrival: "Frankie arrived at the exact time John Foster Dulles left. When a thousand girls were screaming for Frankie, he turned to an official and said: 'Obviously Anglo- American relations have never been better.' "I think Dulles thought the screaming was for him." A few days before the he-will, he- won't headlines about Liberace and Joanne Rio broke, the dancing doll was confiding to pals that she was afraid the big guessing game about them would end the friendship. JEAN' PETERS, who's clammed up about marriage vs. career, will answer questions when she returns to Hollywood for interior shooting on "A Man Called Peter." Palg think she will deny any trouble 'in her union with Stuart Cramer, HI, Identity of the author oi that unsigned spill-all story on Marlon Brando tn the current issue of Motion Picture magazine would amaze you. Marlon, too. Bea Benaderet (Blanche on the Burns and Allen TV show) is grief- stricken fc/ the death of her father . . . Montgomery Clift, who no After Patty Andrews finished singing "I Wanna Be Loved" at the Mapes in Reno, a back-row boy yelled, "So does Joe DiMag. gio!" Margaret Whiting about men's fashions: "Bermuda shorts were so popular this year I'll bet next year they'll come out wearing charcoal gray Kills." 75 Years Ago In Lester Larimer, Memphis oil executive, told a convention of State Oil dealers that Arkansas has one gas pump for every 13 cars while the average for the nation is one pump for every 21 cars. George Reed of Heber Springs, Ark., dean of Cleburne County Ba», spoke to members of Dud Cason Post last night. He is the father of Neil Reed, local lawyer. Mrs. J. A. Leech, Mrs. A. O. Little, Mrs. Aubrey Conway and Mrs. Harry Kirby will entertain with a bridge • luncheon next Friday at Hotel Noble. POME In Which Is Contained A Constructive Fleck of Medical Advice: Try to take up on the slack Before you have your heart attack.. .Atlanta Journal. TV-Radio Star Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS DOWN 1 Star of the I Handle air waves, 2 Bamboolike 7— Francis grass 7 She appears 3 Narrow way on tht —— 4 Expunge of quiz shows 5 Seine 13 Approached 6 Paradise 7 Explosive sound i6 Sour substances 14 Spotted , animal 15 Legislative body Id Freebooter 17 Fruit drinks 18 Compass point 20 Depressions 21 East Indies (ab.) 23 Unless 35 ij on E s 9 Sea nymph 10 Ardor , ff," n "' n 1833-1934 '""?'» doubles championships shows ofthi«^Saintes (ab.) Networks 22 Defines 34 Small island 25 Cease 26 Goddess 27 Redact 29 British coins 31 Above 32 Back of neck 33 Geraint's wife 36 God of love 42 Thoroughfare 48 City in Colorado 49 Gathering (slang) 50 Little island 51 Bachelors of Textile Engineering (ab.), 53 Pronoun 55 Holding devlw 56 Wild ox 57 Grant 59 Sea (ft.} 61 Ribbed fabric ; !8S«porti (ib.) 30 Completed 54 Scatter, >s hay 35 Europeen blackbird 37 Mov»r'« track 38 Boundary (comb, form) 39 Jeer 40 Roof flnltl 41 louche* lifMVy 43 Roman patriot 49 Allowance 47 Suo loco (ab.) structure 92 Be quiet! 94 Grandpmntil 98 Venerate «0 Type of fur 92 Coat part 93 Motive 84 Bed canopy U DiHimJnite li li rt !r w SI) 4 b U i! M i S^ ki i !T M 1 u m w<- m U. "k ? '?< n. it » M w f w> » K) w f ft fc m Vi A i U / 4 b wl w m ti w A ^ f H is % Si II n U •• i ^ n m m * if *f 10 \>' 17 U NH W M II *T A m li 55 B ^

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