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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in 'he city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, 55.00 per year, $2.50 for six months J1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile rone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And devout men carried Stephen to his burial, and made great lamentation over him.—Acts 8:2, # # * Real inward devotion Knows no prayer but that arising from the depths of its own feelings. —Humboldt. Barbs When fat friends seriously start down the road to thinness, it's a pleasure to watch them lose their weigh. # # * A college professor says that hard work gains promotion. It all depends on how many relative* some bosses have. # * # The simplest way to keep a small baby quiet it not to have company in the evening. # * # Nothing stops trouble reigning as quickly KB having something saved lor a rainy day. # * * It's no wonder some folks are surprised at where they are. They didn't watch where they wer« going. Bevan And The Reds Recently, through the generosity of a popular American television program, Aneurin Bevan, left wing Labor Party leader in Britain, came into a good many of our homes. As is usual with Brother Bevan, he tried to suggest tlmt it is not Russia's fault but largely America's that we tlo not have a firmer peace in 1964. He wants us all to take at face value Soviet proposals for world disarmament, for free elections and unity in Germany, and so on. There's no point in re-arguing all these propositions with Bevan. But we ought to try to grasp once nnd for nil what makes him so blind to the real world around him. Bevan is governed chiefly by his emotional impulses. We all have them, of course, but some of us keep them under fairly rational check and some do not. Bevan is wedded to the pal formulas of doctrinaire socialism with a passionate consuming fever. That explains his blindness. For one thing, he sees Russian communism as a great Socialist experiment. And not even the mountainous volume of fact revealing the bluddy brutality of the Soviet dictatorship at home and the ruthless course of conquest it pursues abroad can convince the British demagogue that the "experiment" is a menace to humanity. He cannot shake the lingering notion that anyone working in the name of socialism is basically on the right track and ought to be believed. The Reds' string of broken promises makes no impact upon him. He always favors giving them another chance, 2-i hours after they have kicked away the previous one. Secondly, Bevan recoils from the real world because he sees it intefering with the Socialist experiment in Britain and the rest of Europe. \Vhen the Labor Party was in power in Britain and nationalization of major industries was going forward, the doctrine Socialists were happy. The outbreak of the Korean war, revealing nakedly the Communist purpose of conquest, plunged them into gloom. Since then Bevan and his followers have consistently opposed vital defense measures and actually have decried an attitude of alertness by the West. Kor the neat Socialist blueprints can't be followed if arms must be made. The tragic thing is that if communism triumphed because of slack Western defenses, neither socialism nor anything else short of communism itself would survive. Sevan's pretty blueprints would be burned in the first Russian bonfire. It is difficult to imagine that a man who cannot understand that blunt fact could ever hope to regain his eyesight. Calling All Tall Men Now is the lime for all TALL men to come to the aid of the parly. The battle of the awnings has finally begun. According to insurance company statistics, people in thfi United Stales are growing taller—2.7 inches in the past 8.3 years. While this seems like a happy but useless fact, just try walking down any street anywhere under store awnings thai stand only six feel higher than the sidewalk. If you don't think it's a real problem, remember the New Zealand moa. This was, as everybody knows, a 12-foot-tall bird thai became extinct in the fourteenth century because it couldn't move through forests of low branches. By the same measure, the American hat—and maybe head—faces extinction because of low awnings. It's a horrible dilemma. If you walk on your hands and knees lo save your hat, you wear out your trousers Upright, you lose your hat. One answer seems to have been provided by New York's Fifth Avenue Association. Their plan: raise the awning level lo seven feet. This plan may whittle down the national debt, loo. Wore insurance company statistics show that five-foot-tall men have insurance policies that average $2979. But men who are six feet-four inches tall hold policies that average $6180. Figure it out for yourself. That's almost $200 an inch between sidewalk and awning. N/IEWS OF OTHERS Desegregation Field-Tested Tlie nine Justices of the Supreme Court who ruled lost term that racial segregation in the public schools Is unconstitutional nrc confronted itt their current term with the of formulating a decree based upon the ruling. They will, of course, read the briefs submitted by F'lorlcln and the other affected states which urge the necessity lor gnidtmlism in dealing with this touchy mutter, and they will hear argument scheduled to open Dec. G. But they also, surely, read the newspapers and from the news columns If not the editorials, they etm get factual InfornmUon on what the results would be from u decree ordering the precipitate end of segregation — facts that strongly reinforce the southern arguments for time and plenty of it. These tire the news accounts ol the violent disorder.*; tlmt took place over school desegregation In Washington and nearby Baltimore, communities on the borderline of the South where a large measure of desrgreKiillon already hnd developed In theiiters, restaurants and other places and where public sentiment on the subject Is far -less pronounced nnil li\Kn\ined thnn it is farther south. The Washington Post, which has always fought rnrlnl segregation nnd which carried on inside prices I he news of the school disorders in Its own city while papers elsewhere deemed it worth the front ptiRt*. claims the disorders were "nuuuifuclured" und hUnties them on outside ngitators. Hut even it now admits in Its latest editorial tlmt "Hie clemimMnUlun.s indicate tlmt here is a vllal job of education still to be done amontf a minority In (he schools. A number of students apparently have yet to understand how much of their own welfare and iiemocrntic ideals is at stake in the success of the Integration program In Washington." There is indeed n Job of public education to be done, as well as monumental legislative and administrative problems to be worked out before sORi'e^aUou in the srliools eim be eliminated without serious upheavals and disastrous consequences. Much tune \vill be reonired for it. The Supreme Conn justices can see that for themselves it they just look oui their windows. — Fort Myers (Fla.) News-Press. Peaceful Co-Existence A Chinc.sp, Sfr Chin-ion;;, who plended RiiiHy to terrorist nriivitirs in :i Singapore court, hud a number of inrrim inn ting documents in his possession, including n Communist "do:uh list." This document was prepared by ihe Malnynn Communist Party's "sperhil .sorvici-." and contained the names of Singapore government of- (icinls t police. h-avlHTS and students listed lor assassmntion. Inasmuch jis Britain has been looking with some fnvor on the Communist doctrine of ••peaceful cu-rxMonce-." this denth list'compiled in one of liv Crown colonies should be of more than passing mim\st to the British Foreign Office. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. SO THEY SAY India is R peaceful country headed by wise Prime Minister Nehru who in his foreign policy is striving to maintain peace. — Yugoslavia's Tito. * * * No mutter how you look at it, this man (Rep. DotiKlns StrinKlellow of Utahi did serve his country. I believe he Is a sincere, loyal American. — Utah's Gov. J. Bracken Lee. * * * Our IQJ,S ol prestige and confidence (abroacO nnd the .spread of anU-Amcricam&m U alarm* ing. — Adlal Stevenson. f. Another of Life's Little Mysteries Peter tdson't Washington Column — Career Man Frank Weitzel Good Bet for New Comptroller General By DOUGLAS LAKSKN NEA. Staff Correspondent WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Because the Senate and House of Representatives cnn't agree on who .should be the next comptroller general, the patronage plum in town ha.s gone begging for months. And the report is that Ike, impatient with the delay, would like to strike a blow for the career government workers nnd give the job to Frank H. WeiUcI, the titling comptroller who has come up through the ranks. The comptroller general Is boss of the Gcncrnl Ac-counting Office which Is nn i\rm of Congress created to be the finnl judge on whether the executive agencies spend their money legally. To Isolate the JOD rroni politics as much as passible it was made a presidential appointment and provided with a salary of $17,500 per year for a 15-year term. A recent change in the law permitted, the farmor comptroller, Lindsay Warren, to resign last April, because of 111 health, before the end of his term and continue to receive (he .same .salary. An appointment to the Supremo Court Is about the only job you eim pet, with Uuele Stun which is thai, ffond. Ike's apparent decision lo forego nnnimg sv romplrollev. anrt lot Congress decide who .should have the job. has created the present stale- male. It's no secret that the House wants Rep. Sterling Cole iR.. N. Y.\ chairman of the Joint Con- regional Atomic Energy Committee, to have the job. And the Sen- ate has selected its secretary, Mark Trice as its candidate. For a few weeks, recently, it looked like a compromise had been reached and that Sen. Frederick G. Payne (R., Me.) would get the job. But reverberations" from the Maine election upset apparently changed that deal. Now it's back, to the Trice-Cole deadlock with Weitxel moving up fast on the outside, according to reports. Wcilzel ha.s a career and personality strikingly similar to that of FBI Director J. Etlgar Hoover. Weitzel who is 47 years old—and looks 10 years—nnd J. Edgar Hoover are both natives of the District of Columbia. Both bdgnn working for the government after finishing high school and attended George Washington University Law School nt night tor a period before going full time to be graduated from there. Wclt/el starter with GAD as .1 $15 - a - week mes-sengnr. He was nicknamed "Zev" at that time, after the speedy race horse of that day. Hoover had the nickname "Speed" when he first started with the Movernment. Today both men share a deeply religious strain, are fervently do- vok-d lo their jobs and arc dedicated to inanil.aining the integrity of their agencies. Both men ai'c rtM'ogni/eri as tops In their fields. About the o n 1 y difference be- uvpon (hem is that Weitzel is a fitmily man and Hoover Is a bachelor. By the time Warren became comptroller in 1940 Weitzel had established himself as the fair-haired career boy of GAD. During the next 13 years Warren gre wto rely on Weltzel's energy, ability and judgment more and more, until Weitzel became the .logical man to take over when Warren bowed out. Weitzel's contribution to the prestige of GAO has been significant. He improved the working relations between the GAO and Congress and ironed out most of the difficulties GAO was having with the executive agencies. It was largely Weitzel's efforts which brought the mushrooming federal corporations like the Reconstruction Finance Corp., Home Owners Loan Corp., and Commodity Credit Corp., under the standard government auditing system, thereby giving the President improved control over their operations. Support for Weitzel for the top GAO Job is mounting within the cabinet because of the great help he has given every agency in achieving the GOP pledge of greater economy and efficiency. He l^as worked closely with Department of Defense and the Post Office since becoming acting comptroller in helping them get on a more businesslike basis through improved accounting controls. Tiie hard core of career government administrators is especially hopeful that Ike will give the job to Weitzel. It would be a boost to their morale generally to learn that a career employe can get to the top under a Republican administration. And they like to work with Weitzel because they get along with him. the Doctor Says— Written for NKA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M. D II i.s possible to give a more en- j couraymg reply to today's first let- I ter than would have been possible J t'veu u (e\v years ago, 4 I Q—My little girl ha.s hnd four ( attacks of rheumatic fever, the | first when she was 2 v i- years old. [ She had her tonsils out ;it •!'- and lias had no further attacks for the past two years. Can I be sure that {she will have no more? Mrs. B I A ._, Attacks al rhcumntk- fever are known to come after infections with a germ known a.s a streptococcus such HS ft sort- throiU. Goad results in preventing these attacks J of sioptococcus infection have been i on. tamed by sn-'ing penicillin to those who arj .susceptible to germs. In a little girl who has had four attacks of rheumatic fever the possibility of setting up such a preventive program should be taken since further attacks .should be avoided if at all poss ible mid one cannot rount on freedom from further attacks. Q—About 10 years nj?o I fell on n cement sidewalk i\nd huvt my ! knees. One of them never sct-med ! just right after the fall nnd the last few months there has been a large lump o it the sizeof an egg, which Is not painful. Should something be done for Mils or shouldn't be left alone. Mrs. R. A—The answer depends on nature of the lump nnd whether it is . likely to damage the knee further ! it could be a piece of cartilage which has broken off or one of several other possibilities. If I had such Q condition I should consult an orthopedic surgeon. Q—I would like to know how to reduce my legs tihd thlRhs. Are there any special exerrises? Mrs. A. A — Unfortunately there are no special exercises uhich can be re- i-fd on lo irdur ' I lie s .;r of a ' ;u- ticular part of the nudy. Quite likely if tin weitfht of the body us B ( whole is reduced by dieting the : sixo of enlarged portions uould be the first to be affected There may, however, be a family tendency involved \vhcih would make it difiicult to obtain any satisfactory results. Q—What do you think of cabbage juice for .stomach ulcers? A—1 do noi inniK that this treatment has much value and feel that there are many other much better ways of treating ulcer of the stomach. and then shifted to a low club. Ellenby won with the jack of clubs, knocked out the ace of spades, and won the club return with the queen. Ellenby next led a low trump to dummy's eight and returned a heart from the dummy. East .stepped up with, the queen of heart. 1 ; in the hope that he could I win the trick and lead a diamond through declarer. It was the right" play for East to make, but it hap- i pened to be just what declarer | wanted. I Ellenby wanted to get that queen i of hearts out of the East hand. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Learn a Lesson From This Bidding By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Sorioe | About 15 years aso one of the I reigninf,' bridge monarch* played J a hand in n tournament nt .seven spades — minus the ace of trumps. At the end of the hand, out 1 ol the opponent* asked his partner, I a very yontle type, why she hadn't duiblcd the grand slam with the an 1 of trumps in her h:ind. "Oh J I wouldn't dare." she replied. \ " exports redouble al the ' drop of a hfit." That kind of (ear ha.s dlsnp prared from tournament bridge, i but maybe some of It should be restori-ri. When today's hand was played, for example. South hup- peui'd to be Milton Ellenby. of Chicago, a member oi the world championship loam nnd one of the greatest plnyers of the day. This didn't stop West irom doub- IIIIL- Kllenby nt four spndrs, but U'ost will think twice about u the next time. Weil opened Uio king ol heart* NORTH 30 A 86 ¥ .7 9 8 5 3 » 96 *A762 WEST EAST A A 4543 V A K 10 4 V Q 7 2 »AQ72 «J10843 410854 , «93 SOUTH (D) 4KQJ10972 »K5 4KQJ Both sides vul. West North East Double Pass 2 $ Pass 4 4 Pass Double Pass Pass South 14 34 Pass Pass Opening lead—T K so that only West could guard the heart suit. Declarer ruffed the queen of hearts and proceeded to lead out all his trumps. Poor West didn't dare discard n club, since then declarer could afford to overtake his king with dummy's ace in order to cash dummy's last club. West likewise couldn't afford to di-scard the ace of hearts while dummy still han" the jncK ol that suit. Ht'nce desperately discarded 'lie ace of diamond^. hop- Ing that his purlncr hnd the Xing. Ellenby promptly cashed the king Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA) — Exclusively Yours: A film queen who fled from Hollywood with her two Oscars when the screen became a man's world "is- acting in Movie- town for the first time in three years. Explaining her long abscence to me, govgeous-as-ever Olivia de Havilland whispered: "I met a Frenchman in Paris (fiance Pierre Galanle). That should explain everything." But it didn't, Her real reason for deserting Sunset Blvd. for Times Square and the Rue de la Paix, she confessed, was a shortage of "good stories with roles of stature for an actress. Hollywood went into a cycle of movies about brave men. The women roles were just decorative. I'd been decora- Live. I wanted to progress. First it was "Romeo and Juliet on Broadway. Then a U. S. tour in "Canada followed by a British movie, "That Lady." Olivia also .shed hubby Marcus Goodrich and became engaged to Galante, a French magazine executive. Now, with hair dyed blonde and a Swedish accent, shes playing Kristina, the nurse, opposite Bob Mitchum, Dr. Lucas Marsh in Stanley Kramers film version of the best seller, "Not as a Stranger. Its a great acting role. "And when it was offered to me, Olivia beamed, "1 fled right back to Hollywood. WITH CALENDAR GIRL Marilyn Monroe available for dates again, I'm wondering if her spicy life story, as told to Ben Hecht, now will be published in the U. S. The series ran in a London newspaper but when she became Mrs. Joe DiMaggio there was a buzz that she wouldn't permit iis publication In the U, S. Ronald Colemans 1947 Oscar- winning performance in "A Double Life" landed on TV despite the hot objections of U-I, which released the independent film. A studio injunction kept it off the air for 18 months. But the money- losing film finally reverted to the bank, which leased it to TV to help erase the red ink. Roy Rogers is g- Hoping back to the theater screens but as his own boss. He'll turn out two feature movies a year. People who should know say Terry Moore is carrying a torch for Eddie Fisher. Susan Ball, the brave U-I starlet who Us continuing her career on an artificial leg, is in rehearsals for a Las Vegas song-and-laugh act with hubby Richard Long. TUNY CURTIS is denying printed reports that he and Janet Leigh will say "No" to all future joint fan magazine interviews- There's no big attempt, insists Tony, to separate their careers but he says: "Sometimes the magazine requests are a little ridiculous. But we're not refusing all of them. It-s Knottier swashbuckler, "The Purple Mask, for Tony at U-I but he isn't blushing about it. "Let Hollywood make jokes about swashbucklers, he says, "Audiences like cm. Let Randolph Scott do the westerns and I'll be happy of diamonds, squeezing West once more in hearts and clubs. Whatever West did, Ellenby was now sure to make his contract with nn overtrick. West could have defeated the contract with a clairvoyant opening lead of a low heart, for East would win with the queen of hearts and return a diamond. But short of some such -unusual defense, West couldn't do much damage to four spades and the double was therefore a poor idea. buckling 1 , Jack Benny is telling pals he wants to do an hour show once ft month next TV season instead ol his present every other week half hour. . . . Dick Powells slated to return to crooning on a TV spectacular from New York Nov. 7. Nancy Kelly's returning to Broadway in "The Bad Seed." She'll play the mother of a brat who commtis murder at the age of eight. . . .TV's Tom Harmon and ex-star Elyse Knox expect a halfback in February. ARTHUR BLAKE'S title for B. "Medic" TV show: "I Dismember Mama." Errol Flynri's on-and-off movie "William Tell," turned out to be a sour apple. Thirty minutes of film shot in Italy was scrapped and the backers took a $710,000 loss. First canine rivalry on TV, predicts Alan Wilson, will start when Lassie claims that Rln Tin Tin is using two - year - old, dubbed-in barks. BLESSINGS on Alvin Dark, field captain of the Giants. Just as he did when a newsboy earning $2.50 weekly, he is titheing yet. He Is giving 10 per cent of his approximately $10,000 earnings in the Worfct Series to Trinity Baptist Church at Lake Charles, La. — Bellafontalne (O.) Examiner. WITH HIS increasing ring of defense alliances, Uncle Sam's diplomatic effort might also be described as so round, so firm, so fully pact. — St. Louis Globe- Democrat. FRIEND — I see you are driving a new car. Insurance Agent — Yes, I tried to sell an insurance policy to an automobile salesman. — Greeneville (Tenn.) Sun. IT'S A BIG mistake to think thii generation of girls is less modest than their mothers and grandmothers. The truth is each generation of the weaker sex went just as far as they dared to. — Kingsport (Tenn.) Times. 75 /ears Ago In Mrs. Molly McIIwain left Saturday for Shreveport, La., to make her home. She will be with her son, Mai, a student at Centenary College there. United Daughters of Confederacy are sponsoring a boat dance at the "Capital" following the football game Friday night. Mr. and Mrs. W. T. McClurkln will go to Little Rock tomorrow where they will attend the Arkansas Educational Association meeting. Mrs. Carol Blakemore. Mrs. John F. Lenti, Mrs. J. Nick Thomas and Mrs. W. H. Minyard are spending today in Tiptonville* Tenn. A slot mocbjne Is a type of steel trap for catching dumb animals. Philippine Parley Answer to Previous Puzzle, ACROSS 1 Philippines are largest group in Malay Archipelago 5 Fiber knots 6 Fear 7 Norwegian 8 Note in Guido's scale 9 Obtain 10 Piece of track 7 Fourth largest , isiouanldian «£. SgsE^ 13 Less heated 14 Oleic acid ester 15 Flee 10 Allotment 17 Great Lakes canal 18 Onager 20 Conducted 21 Ransoms 25 Open sore 28 Assault 32 Harvest 33 Mongoloid 34 Leather thong 36 Demolish 37 Moving about 38 Goddess of vegetation 39 Deductions 43 Roof ftnial 46 Individual 47 Health resort 50 Former capital of Philippines 53 Sea nymph 56 Firearm 57 Trapped 58 Changes 59 Compound ethers DOWN 1 Frosti, as • c»ke J Middling 4 viuifcliKe part 21 Mend 22 Comparative suffix 23 Witticism 24 Traps 25 Bear 26 Permits 27 Vehicle 29 Asterisk 30 Facility 31 Very (Fr.) 35 Before 45 Present (prefix) month (ib.) 38 Symbol for 47 Withered cerium 48 Wharf 40 Water vessels 49 Augments 41 Article 51 Presidential 42 Rigid nickname 43 Feminine 52 Brythonic appellation se& god 44 Masculine appellation 5-1 Abstract being 55 Rodent m 'n 5T m

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