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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVIU R (ARK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 18, THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. 11. W. HAINE6, Publiiher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDKICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York,'Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. _____ Entered as second class matter at the post- office at BlytheviUe. Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Dlythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained 25c per week. By 'mail, within a radius of 50 miles. IS.OO per year $•> 50 for six months, S1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile zone, J12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the lind which thy fathers possessed, and thou Shalt possess It; and he will do three good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. — Dcut. 30:5. * * » He who sows, even with tears, the precious seed of faith, hope and love, shall doubtless come again with joy bringing his sheaves with him, 'because it Is the very nature of that seed to yield i joyful harvest. — Richard Cecil. Barbs The first touch of real spring makes UE believe that even loafing is too much trouble. » * * One rood way to »» tour on your Job Is to constantly take your own sweet time. * * * It's easy to understand how the father who foots the bill for a flock of kids becomes a chronic klclcer. * * * A police Judge says that a lot of folks find out what's In a name by being pinched for forgery * * * Always stay on the right road, advises a writer. But, with our pavements, you cm still be In a rut. Adenauer Plea to America Deserves Careful Attention West German Chancellor Adenauer, the newest of our European visitors, coipes to America as one of the staunchest advocates of unity for Europe. His concern for this goal is not wholly unselfish, though Adenauer, widely regarded as one of the most "European-minded" of all statesmen in the free world today. He greatly fears for the future of his country if it should somehow be allowed to slide back into isolation from the West. Though Adenauer's trip nere has been long planned, it takes on added meaning for Germany in the light of thfc fast-developing Soviet peace offensive. For he is alarmed at the prospect West Germany might suffer from a possible new agreement between Russia and the western powers. A hard-headed statesman, Adenauer believes that Germany's only road hack to strength and dignity on the continent lies in its close linking with France, Britain and the United States. He knows a restored German unity on Russian terms would mean not fruitful partnership with Moscow but domination by the Kremlin. He is distrustful as well of more disarming Soviet proposals for German unity which would seemingly preserve his country's independence. For he sees as the inevitable effect an end to t h e European army pact .already approved by the lower house of the Bonn parliament), and the withdrawal of Allied forces from German soil. It would be no comfort that Russian troops also would he taken out, since they would he stationed on the Polish- German and Czech-German borders. On the other hand, the urge would be strong to pull American forces back across the Atlantic and Britirh armies across the Channel. The net result, as Adenauer sees it, would be a perilous kind of solitary independence that would be no spur to the needed growth of freedom-loving elements in Germany. Fundamentally, Adenauer is here to gain reassurance from American authorities that the West will make no agreements with Russia which will put Germany under Moscow's long shadow. He is entitled to and surely is get. ting, careful attention from the Eisenhower administration. For this stern old German has done more single-handedly to restore vanquished Germany to a role of international respectability than even the most optimistic statesmen in 1945 could hav« imagined possible. We Ought to Play It Cool Soviet-American social relations have been in the deep freeze in Moscow ever since the cold war began. But lately a terrific thaw lias set in and genial conversation is flowing all over the place. Even Molotov, who is affable only upon signal, has been prodded into turning on his smile. Perhaps the high point in this new tide of Russian warmth was reached when, in answer to an American reporter's joke, a Soviet official rcplit-d: "Brother, you ain't seen nothing yet !" Apparently not. Bvit we're not sure we'll be able to stand it if the Russians now start to argue the merits of Mickey Mantle vs. Joe Dimaggio, to hum "Ohio" from Rosalind Russell's Broadway musical, or bemoan traffic fatalities on the Pennsylvania Turnpike. The cold war would be a nice thing to be rid of, granted. But as a replacement, a sort of cool peace might be easier to take than the warm, mushy affair the Russians are currently promoting in Moscow's drawing rooms. Views of Others Effect of Farm Dollars The farmer who produces nn extra dollar's worth of field crops or livestock not only helps himself but also a'dds three or four dollars to the effective total Income of the county, accord- Ing to 0. B. Ratchford, head of extension farm management and marketing at N. C. State College. Mr. Ratchford. In a talk given at a farm press and radio institute at Raleigh, reminded newsmen of the "chain reaction" to a dollar o{ new wealth. It applies to industrial wages as well, but he used tarm income as an example. "When our farm friend spends $1 in town, that $1 passes through at least four hands, often more, before It leaves the community." he said. "The former buys some feed, the feed dealer buys some gasoline, the station operator pays the doctor, the doctor buys some groceries, the grocer pays his electric bill, the utility pays a workman, the worker buys a shirt — all in the same community — ond finally, perhaps, the clothier pays that farmer's $1 to his out-of-town supplier. Farmers' spending may travel a shorter or longer route before It leaves the community, but it has this multiplier effect several times over." Marketing has to keep pnce with production in order to make production profitable. It is in field of marketing that farmers need the most help. A realization of the effect of additional farm Income on the economy of a community or county might encourage merchants, business and professional men to lend a hand In the effort to build up new markpLs for farm products. •—Uimberton (N.C.\ Robesonian. Time For Go-Getters The samplers are abroad in the land. Cigarettes are again at plates of the self-praise clubs, the eat-belch-and-go-home boys, and a man passes out samples from his ncnfcly polished, bricf-cnKe- looking bag. It's a dodge. He looks like a machinery salesman who hns to work again for orders, but he's passing out little packages slyly on the street. Hfi fished them out of his coat pocket, renewing the supply from his carrying case. People are hustling again for business, and it's not an unlealthy situation. We've heard- from .several men who deal in a popular automobile The big shot in the sales organization has had a can tied to him, and dealers were somewhat responsible for it. One biR downstate dealer (talked with five different dealers on their own volition) said that the big shot, when autos were very, very scarce, remarked how nice a certain suit of clothes would look on him. The man then talked about quantity and choice of model of cars. Reluctantly the dealer brought the big shot a suit of clothes, and he got deliveries. The big shot eventually got the air. The buyer's market hns turned to a seller's market. The go-gettor is in the saddle again. —Plainview iTex.i Evening Herald, SO THEY SAY The Communist Party of the Soviet Union . . . will still be our model in the future. — Chinese Communist leader Mao Tse-tung, * * * Stalin Is dead. He cannot bequenth to anyone his prestige. — Secretary of State John Foster Dulles. + * * Tlie motion picture business Is far fram through. All you need is a good picture to get people interested. -- Eddie Cantor. * * * Stalin's death Is a blow to all humanity. Stalin is immortal. — Andrei Y. Vlshinsky, permanent Russian UN delegate. + * * I am weary of having civil rights remain a political football. — Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (D.. Minn.), writing to Attorney General Herbert Brownoll, Jr., urging steppcd-vip action by Justice Department. *' » * The Soviet union, whose chief spokesman frankly admits that It is a partner in the business of killing UN soldiers, ought to be designated as an aggressor by this body. - Col, C. Ben Limb, South Korea's permanent UN observer. A New Cop on the Beat ' .<» Peter fdson's Washington Column* Ship Seizures Forced Greeks Into Promises to Sen. McCarthy .WASHINGTON —(NEA1— Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's promises from the Greek ship owners that they would stop shipments in their vessels to Communist countries is thrown in nn entirely different light by revelations that the Department of Justice has been moving against some of these same Greek Interests on an- Peter Edson ot her front. Involved is the seizure of 11 out of 45 tankers which the U.S. government claims were held under a concealed Greek alien ownership, in violation of the surplus ship sales act. Announcement of the seizures of these ships, one and two at a time, have been made by local authorities at New York, San Francisco, Wilmington, Camden and Philadelphia over (he last six weeks. But the whole story has never been pieced together and its relationship to the McCarthy affair has not been apparent until now. The point at issue is that the Greek owners of these once-surplus U.S. tankers have been under heavy pressure from the U.S. Department of Justice. As each ship has been seized, its owners have been required to post $2 million bond. It costs $1000 a day or more to have a ship lie idle at anchor, waiting for the courts to determine its ownership. Under these circumstances, it is considered a fair assumption that the Greek owners were more than willing to give Senator McCarthy promises that they would stop trade with Iron Curtain countries in their vessels. To turn off some of the heat that was burning them financially through government seizure of their ships, they Were willing to agree to anything. By promising not to allow any of their ships to carry goods to the Communist countries, they hoped their standing tn the courts would be improved. Wealthy Greek Family is Involved The principals concerned, in these actions are Starves Livanos s\~d txvo of bis sons-in-law, Starves S. Niarchos and A.S. Onassis. Liv- j anos is one of the Greek owners who has promised Senator McCarthy to stop trade with the Communists. The Livanos are an old hereditary shipping family of Greece, little known,, but fabulously wealthy. It has been claimed for Livanos and his two sons-in-law that (hey do not speak to each other and have not seen each other for sonic years. Their corporate connections, if any, are supposedly carried on through the Livanos daughters, two of whom are married to Niarchos and Onassis. Onassis, though of Greek birth, is now reported to be a naturalized citizen of the Argentine. At one time it was reported that Onassis had bought Monte Carlo's famed gambling concession. The fabulous family is that wealthy. Insofar as their present troubles with the U.S. government are concerned, two companies in the family's maritime holdings are involved. First is the North American Shipping and Trading Co., in which Starvos S. Niarchos is said to be the principal figure. Six of its tankers have thus far been seized, as follows: Monitor, nt Camden, N.J., Feb. 16; Merrimac, at Philadelphia, March 5; Memory, Wilmington, Del., March 13, Mermaid, Wilmington. March 15: Seven Seas and Jenny, both seized at San Francisco March 21, The second company involved is U.S. Petroleum Carriers, in which A.S. Onassis is the principal figure. Five of its tankers have been seized thus far, as follows: Lake George, at Wilmington, March 18; Camp Namanu and Battle Rock, at New York, March 27; Arickaree and Stony Point, at New York, April 3. U.S. Wants The Ships Returned The two companies own some 34 other former surplus U.S. tankers. Some of these ships have not touched American ports for over two years. But as fast as they come into U.S. waters, it is the intention of the Department of Justice to seize the vessels and start court action to have their titles returned to the U.S. government. In the seizures made thus far, the attitude of the two brothers- in-law has been entirely different. Onassis has cooperated with the government, advising U.S. attorneys when ships were arriving at U.S. ports. The Narchos company, on the other hand, has made seizure difficult. When the S.S. Monitor and the S.S. Merrimac came into Delaware Bay, for instance, they were anchored in midstream, so that they would be in New Jersey during down tide, in Pennsylvania on the uptide. This was a legal maneuver to confuse the court in exercisin concurrent jurisdiction over the waters in both states. North American Shipping and Trading Co. and U.S. Petroleum Carriers are only two of the shipping companies which the LIv- vanos - Niarchos - Onassis family control. Both these companies are U.S. corporations, with American officers. It is made clear that none of the tankers in these companies has been in trade with Communist countries. Such trade as the family ships have carried to Communist countries has been in other ships, operated by other companies under Greek, Panamanian or other foreign flags. In all, the family is believed to control over 200 vessels in trade all over the world. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written for NEA Service One of the most common special tests used in medicine today is the basal metabolism test. This column receives many questions concerning it from people who still seem a little nervous about taking the test. Its principal purpose is as nn an) in studying the action of one of ihe glands of internal secretion known as the thyroid gland, which lies at the base of the neck. The metabolism test is simple enough for the patient. After a good night's sleep one goes to the doctor's office, laboratory or hospital without eating a^iy breakfast or drinking anything. Then one lies down on a bed or cot and breathes normally through n tube. What is breathed in and out Is measured and recorded. There is no d.inirer of suffocating as some nervous people seem to fear. It is not hard on the heart, as Mrs. C. M. has asked. The calculations are made afterward. The patient's height and weight must also be. known. Those figures are put together in a formula and the final calculation tells whether one is burning the body tissues too fast, too slowly, or about right. When the doctor gives the results he says the metabolism was plus or minus some figure. The bnsnl metabolism is only one method of testing for the activity of the thyroid glnnd or the presence of toxic goiter. Ordinarily, n figure for the basal metabolism between minus 15 and plus 15 Is considered about norm»l and as a general rule means that the body is burning its fuel about right. If the metabolism is much more than plus 15 one Is probably using up food and tissues too fast and this may explain nervousness and loss of weight. Most likely this is the result of a toxic goiter and medical or surgical treatment may be needed. Underactive Gland Sometimes the metabolism may j be far below the usual range. This does not always mean that the thyroid gland is underactive and that one must, take thyroid extract to make up the deficiency. But a low rate can mean this and sometimes people feel enormously better if they get the needed boost from thyroid extract. The basal metabolism test has been of great help in making diagnoses and deciding how to treat those In whom the results are out of line. count of 16 to 18 points. North can well afford to go to game, since he has balanced distribution and a count of 11 points. North simply adds his own 11 points to the strength shown by South in the opening bid. The total is bound to be at least 27 points and at most 29 points. This should be enough for game, but not enough for a slam. West attacks the weak point by leading a spade, and East takes the ace. When East returns his low spade, South hopefully finesses the jack, but West wins with tie queen. West leads another spade, dummy • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Good Player Knows When to Go Game By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service In today's hand South's opening bid of one no-trump shows balanced distribution, a stopper in nt Icntt , three aulu (probably four), »nd »l NORTH • A65 + QJ1098 WEST EAST AQ97642 *A3 V942 V10763 »Q84 «J932 EM« Pass SOUTH (D) *K J10 » AQ5 * K107 * A873 North-South vul. South West North 1 N.T Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead — 4 6 discards » diamond, East discards a heart, and South wins with the king. It Is quite clear that South must develop Ihe clubs In order lo n-ke his contract. Normally, d-.r l ;r would take t flnosse, hoping to find Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD LAS VEGAS, NEV., _(NEA>— Movie stars are being seen in all the Las vegas night clubs this season but they're not hiding in dark corners. They're in the spotlight on stage —clowning, acting, hoofing and for their suppers. It's an O Henry switch. Not long ago movie lads and lassies were prized and pampered guests of the plush hotels and swank gambling casinos in this roaring, 24-hour-a-day town of gold-digging on green felt and fabulous floor shows. Then the movie studios, in a mad economy spree because of TV competition, derailed the cinema gravy train. High-salaried stars found themselves out of work with payments due on new cars, back income taxes and bills from the butcher, the baker and the swimming pool cleaner. Now the stars are back in Las Vegas on the hotel payrolls. Last Vegas, with its hot and j cold running dice and its 7,000,000 tourists a year, can afford the salaries to which movie kings and queens are accustomed. ! Weekly paychecks from $5000 lo | $15.000 are classified here as petty j cash—handled, of course, by, gorgeous Petty Girls. Just one hotel— the new Sands—spends $25.000 a week on the lavish floor Knows dreamed up by Jack Entratter of New York's Copacabana Club fame. So it's "Movie Stars—In Person" every night along this Great White Way in Nevada, which only $47,000,000 ago "was desert wasteland. Endorse Big Checks Stars who have and will autograph the backs of Las Vegas' big checks include Marilyn Maxwell, now at the Last Frontier, Eddie Bracken, opening there April 13: Dick Haymes, Debbie Reynolds (she has an offer from the Flamingo) Zsa Zsa C-abor, Jane Powell, Ezio Pinza, Jeannette MacDonald, Nelson Eddy, Dinah Shore (being paged by the Desert Inn at a mere $25,000 a week) and the same offer to Marilyn Monroe from the Sands. Wiggle-Hips Monroe, as Betty and Jane Kean quip in their act, probably will be asked to do a scene from her latest calendar. The 24-hour-a-day whirl: The Silver Slipper in the Last Frontier Village advertises: "Atomic Action Every Afternoon." It's a Bingo Game. ... Tommy Noonan, wowing Peter Marshall and the customers in the Ramona Room with his clowning genius, has written a comedy screenplay about two GI's which Fox may film co-starring Dan Dailey and Frank Sinatra. Howard Hughes Just bought l Las Vegas home and, I'm told, bow-legs it around the place In western boots instead of his usual tennis shoes. ' the king in the East hand. In this case, however, a finesse would lose to West's singleton king, whereupon West would run the rest of the spades to defeat the contract. South should not risk the finesse in this case. If West has two or more clubs headed by the king, nothing can be done; the contract \f bound to go down. If West happens to hold the singleton king of clubs las he does in this case) he muct not be allowed to win a trick with it. Hence declarer begins his clubs by laying down the ace. West must sadly play hie singleton king on declarer's ace, and the rest is easy. What If the king of clubs hapr pens to be in the East hand? Then South has given up one club trick that he might have Won by means of a finesse. However, South can well afford to give up one club trick to East, since East is known to be out of spades. The point is that South can afford to lose a trick to the non-dangerous opponent but cannot afford to lose a trick to the dangerous opponent. Plans have been okayed for the town's eighth luxury hotel — the Casablanca. Estimated cost: $10,000,000. Goldtown Glimpses Leon Chauveau, the world-famed chef at the Sands, insists there are 1000 different ways to cook chicken. (I wish there were as many ways to make 10 the hard way.) . . " There's a sign reading "Bar Nothing Ranch" on the main highway to Los Angeles. An eyebrow- lifting teaser. . . . The Kirby Stone Quintet on the same bill With Marilyn Maxwell, is as populsr here as "21." The act, they announce, worked on TV's Broadway Open House with two great sing- ersl Mel Torme and Buddy Gray co, with two great comics, Jerry Lester and Jackie Leonard, and with two great feminine 6tars— Dagmar. Milton Prell. boss of the Sahara, is still raving about Jeanette MacDonald's spotlight warbling in her first night-club engagement for him but he confided. "She was • scared' stiff the first two nights. Then she relaxed and was sensational." It's Prell's prediction: "Las Vegas is just starting to grow." Gay Nineties Warbler Beatrice' Kay whispered it to me at the Sahara that she rtofi owns a ranch in Eeno, 40 miles from Harry Richman's cattle empire. "It's » guest ranch," she explained. 'Harry raises cattle and I raise guests." Jimmy Durante, in shirt sleeves, is a permanent fixture at the Des^ ert "inn's dice tables between shows. But Jimmy's a show all by himself while trying to make his "pernt." Sample Durante chatter: "I think I'll trow 'em out d« window and we'll all save money." IS Years Ago In Blythevill* Mrs. M. O. Usrey was elected president of the Charlevoix Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at a luncheon at .-„, the home of Mrs. C. F. Tucker. t& When Mrs. W. A. AffJick was co- hostess. Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Still »nd son, Eugene, of Plymouth. N. C., will arrive this afternoon for a visit with relatives. L. E. Old is attending to business in Senath and Kennett and other parts of Missouri today. © NEA Doc Smithers says there's • streak of laziness in everybody and what is called spring fever Is just this corning out at a time when others feel the same way, and pay no attention. Money Answer to Previous Puzzle 1 HORIZONTAL VERTICAL 1 Japanese 1 Droops money 2 What money 4 Mexican j s the root ol money 3 Denials 8 American 4 Doughy money 5 Great Lake 12 Prayer 6 Remitter 13 Superficial 7 Hard wood extent g Entrances 14 Poems 9 Unoccupied 15 Captain's boat 10 Encounter 16 Water-formed n Essential holes in rock being 18 Sloped 20 Mountain ridge 21 Plaything 22 Goddess of discord 17 Saluted 19 Scandinavian 23 Contests of speed 24 Thomas Edison 24 Persian prince 2 5 Streaks-in 26 Spoken 27 Russian village 30 Less tense 32 Waxy ointment 34 Superficial covering 35 Revised 36 Donkey 37 Frees 39 Weights where rupees are money 40 Sagacious 41 Wax (prefix) 42 Worship 45 Intending 49 Frequenters 51 Eternity 52 Germinated grain 53 Diminish 54 Meadow 55 Blackthorn 58 Dollar bills (coll.) 5T'":cction mahogany 26 Fragrant iris 41 Container* 27 Military 42 Weapons supplies 43 Distribute 28 Passage in the44 tn this city brain . the kront is 29 Their money money is the ruble 46 Sea eagle 31 Weirder 47 Negations 33 Ascended 48 Chew 38 Conduct 50 English oneself money, • 40 Inscribed pence

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