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PAGE SIX THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher MARRT A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager BLYTHBVTU B (ARK.) COURIER MONDAY, APRIL- 20, 1953 Sol* Nation*! Advertising Representatives: W»ll»c» Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atl»nU, Memphis. Entered «s second class matter at the post- office «t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By currier In the city of Blythevllle or any ,uburb»r> town where carrier service Is maintained 25c per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per rear »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 now I have this day declared H l<> you; but ye have not obeyed the choice of the Lord y<mr God, nor »ny thing for the which he hath tent nw unto T° u - — Jeremiah 42:21. * * » To obey CJod In some things and not in others •howi an unsound heart. Childlike obediance moves toward every command of God, as the needle points where-the loadstone draws. - Wation. Barbs Several monkeys in a southern zoo are said to be suffering from nerves. From looking through the bars at people? * * * Advance summertime salute to the amateur tolfer — hi', ol' topper! * * * Dads better be learning now to like outlandish tle«. They'll get It In the neck on Father's Day, come June 21. * * * Mon people are air-minded than you think. Consider the nimble sent! * * * Wonder how many opera stars will start on another farewell tour this coming summer. Calf Show Points Out Cotton Problem Solution In sponsoring the fat calf show last week In Osceola, Mississippi County Farm Bureau provided another important service to the county. Just how important is pointed up by the dismal outlook looming- ahead for the cotton farmer. With exports down and domestic consumption cloinpr but little better than holding- its own, the cotton farmer Is faced with problems which may be even more knotty when the present administration gets a look at the cotton surplus at the end of this year. Acreage controls are almost a certainty for 1954 and, in the event foreign markets don't open up, may well be with us for several years. Another threat to the cotton south: 40 per cent of last year's crop was grown on irrigated land. It doesn't take rmich of an economist to figure out that the cotton farmer must Sfert looking around. Small grains and livestock seem to hold out the prom- is of at least stop-gap assistance. Such programs as the Farm Bureau's Junior Fat Calf Show are preparing youngsters to adapt themselves to these dynamic economic conditions w h i c h, from time to time, will be dictating changes in the farmer's modus operendi. Policy-Makers Seem Unable to Foresee Reaction With the smoke cleared, it is possible now to appraise the events"suvrounding the recent published reports that the Eisenhower administration would accept a division of Korea at the narrow waist of the peninsula and might favor a UN trusteeship for Formosa. First of all, these were not irresponsible rumors. They came from a highly placed source (later identified as Secretary of State Dulles), who had talked to a number of reporters in a background conference. There was no possibility they had misunderstood him, since all their accounts were in close accord. Nor could the source have been misinformed as to administration policy on Korea and Formosa. He was at the top, obviously. The reporters were not at fault in divulging the subject of their conference. The rules on background meetings prescribe that the material may be used so long as it is not attributed to t li <= source who provided it. This leaves only two reasonable conclusions, inasmuch as the White House promptly knocked the story down. One is that Dulles committed a ma- jor error in disclosing something President Eisenhower did not wish .uncovered now. The other is that the administration was floating a "trial balloon," which the White House shot out of the sky as soon as it saw the adverse congressional reaction to the Korea-Formosa proposals. If it was the latter, then an error must be charged against the White House. For in either case the incident has done the administration no good, either abroad or at home. Many Republicans in Congress have been gunning for Dulles almost from the start. If the blame must fall upon him for this latest fracas, most observers believe it must, then he almost certainly has made himself more vulnerable to attack. How much more of this kind of thing he can take and stay on his feet is a serious question. And, of course, more is involved than Dulles' relations with Congress and his stature with the American people. This on-aml-off approach to foreign policy is thoroughly confusing to our friends abroad. The French, for instance, still prefer t.o believe the initial reports about dividing Korea rather than the later White House disclaimer. If policy-making is an art, as some say, then an important part, of the art is the ability to anticipate the reactions of both opposition and friendly groups to particular policies. Veteran viewers of the Washington scene agree that on two or three major occasions in foreign affairs this ability has appeared to be conspicuously lacking. Readers Views To the Editor: In regard to Hie sewer plan, we need the sewers but not like the officials are trying to get them. First thing, leave the water company out of It because the water (rates) could go up. Next thing, we need work so this cnn be paid, we need some factories here . . . We are loaded with taxes now with no way to pay them. J. E. Reagan To the Editor: I have paid my sewer out. Let the new additions p ay (for) theirs. W. B. Stiles 522 Lake To the Miitur: I am for the sewer system and anything else that Is for sanitation. We need a sewer badly In our addition ... I am a tax-paying woman. Eliza Williamson Views of Others The Bible in Education In the legal hair-splitting over the teaching of tlie Bible in public schools an important fact has been overshadowed, ft Is that the King James version of the Bible and the works of Shakespeare have helped to preserve the English language and keep it intelligible among the English speaking peoples. So lar as we know nobody has yet brought suit to bar Shakespeare from the public schools though some of his plays have been under fire. There have been many suits to ban Bible teaching and the United States Supreme Court has Issued a bale of opinions on the subject. The Bible is part of the cultural as well as religious heritage of the American people. The religious aspects of the Bible are subject to varying interpretations among the sects and denominations. But its literary, ethical and historical aspects can and should bo taught as part of the general information of all educated people. South Carolina public schools are authorized by law to open with prnycr and the reading of a scriptural passage. The teaching of the Bible, especially if it wi-rc an elective course as now proposed in Charleston, iu our opinion, would be no more compulsion with regard to religious matters than the teaching of any literature that Is filled with allusions to the Almighty. —The Charleston tS.C.) News and .Courier. SO THEY SAY I think we have disclosed that there was & shortage of ammuniiion (in Korea) and that it existed for 22 months. — Sen. Margaret Chase Smith, ammunition prober. * * * Our side is prepared to repatriate all sick and injured POW's held In our custody for the purpose of speedily and thoroughly settling this question, — Maj.-Gen. Lee Sang Cho, Red negotiator. * * * '* The objective of those who would "gjve away" those federal lands Is to turn over to the slates of California, Florida, Louisiana and Texas oil, gas and other mineral resources worth more than $50,000.000,000. — Senator Hubert Humphrey (D., Minn.), foe of Tidelands Oil bill, t * * This nation should not be deluded by one truce, so long as the world continues divided Into Communist and non-Communist camps. - Selective Service Director Lewis B. Hcrshey, believes draft call should be continued regardless of possible Korean truc«. Peter Edson's Washington Column — Recent Serious News Leaks May Result in a Crackdown Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By KRSKIXK JOHNSON NKA Staff Correspondent HOLLYWOOD —<NEA>— Exclusively Yours; Van Johnson is ribbing himself and Hollywood in his return to singing and dancingin a night-club act which he unveiled in Las Vesas. One of the smartest acts ever dreamed up by a movie star, Vans routines include a song number, titled, "Here 1 Am, Buck Where I Belong. Sample lyrics: "Hcrcs to little June Allyson, who made my life so delicious. But we were married so many times, even Dick Powell got suspicious. Goodby to Dr. Gillespie, so long to G.I. Joe, Ta-tu lo nil the Men in White, Its my last 30 seconds over Tokyo. Steve Cochran and Warner Bros. have called it a day. . .Jane Powells going on that persoiml-ap- pearance tour without Geary Steffan and Holly woods betting she'll write finis to the marriage before she returns. Yet Geary has just signed a fan magazine release okaying another one of those "happy-marriage stories. By PETER EDSON NE A Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON —(N E A)— A tightening up on leaks of inside information by top level officials is now being seriously considered by the Elsenhower administration. II this proposed crackdown o n news leaks to the press Is fin a 11 y adopted, only one important loophole would be left open. This would Peter Edson e a provision of what are known as trial balloons, to test what public reaction would be to a proposed policy. These would be authorized leaks. One official would be designated to give our certain Information for news dispatches and broadcast reports, without revelation ot the .source. Otherwise, all top government officials would be expected to keep the ltd on nil news about new administration policies until they are ready for formal announcement. The need for some such policy as this has been heightened in the last week by two serious news leaks. One Involved Department of State, the other Department of Defense policies. The off-the-record or background j conference is an old device in Washington. It Is valuable to reporters in that it keeps them advised on current developments. It helps them prepare for future news breaks. Most important of all, it prevents reporters from going wrong in important stories, by furnishing them with explanations of inside facts which cannot be printed without harming national security. Eager Beavers Spill the Beans Reputable reporters honor the rules of the background conference without question. Honoring confidences is one of the first rules of the business. The trouble Is, there !s sometimes an eager beaver who breaks tho rules. The new officials in the Eisenhower administration are learning this the hard way. In the recent Department of Defense case, news about an important change in defense, production schedules got out before the detailed planning of the shift had been completed. The result may or may not have had something to. do with the downward^ plunge of the stock, market. More important than that, however, was the possibility that ninny defense contractors were caused to do some frantic scrambling to see if their plants were going to bo closed down. And their employes may have been forced to start worrying about how long their jobs would last. In the State Department case, there was a speculative discussion on possible outcomes of Korean peace talks. One idea presented was a division of Koraa at the narrow waist above the 38th Parallel. The other was the possibility of placing Formosa under a United Nations trusteeship. When these ideas were printed and broadcast as policies already adopted by the administration, they drew firm denials from both the White House and Secretary of State John Poster Dulles that any such statements had come from those sources. NSC Would Be Bound toSecrecy If the public is confused by all these goings on, It is small wonder. But what it forces Eisenhower administration officials into is a policy of more secrecy and suppression of Information. Before these State and Defense Department cases arose, the administration had been considering some such move in connection with reorganization of the Voice of America and the International Information Administration programs. They are now under State Department direction. Preliminary reorganization plans call for putting the Voice and IIA under the National Security Council. This is the Presidents top- level cabinet committee for U. S. defence and foreign policy planning. While it Is concerned primarily with U.S. Information for foreign consumption, any .news policies it adopted would naturally Influence any information programs for domestic press and radio. As far as the International information policies are concerned, the reorganization under consideration would bind members of the NSC to complete secrecy on all matters before It. The only exceptions would be for the trial balloons mentioned previously. Richard Jaeckel, who was divorced by his wife, Antoinette, in February, is close to a reconciliation with her. "I love my wife, my children and my home, young Dick told me on the set of "Sea of Lost Ships. "Im doing everything possible to set things right. SPOILS THE EFFECT MARILYN MONROES warbling of "Diamonds Are a Girls Best Friend in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is the "years zippiest combination of hip flipping and vocalizing. Its no secret, though, t h at choreographer Jack Cole taught her every movement for the number and Hollywoods howl- f ing over Tommy Noonas quip: "Its kind of heart-breaking to think she got all those movements from Jack Cole. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NBA Service Hundreds of thousands of persons have been told by their physicians that they have high blood pressure, or hypertension. Millions more of us will eventually be told the same thins. It would be easy to let this frighten us, but this would be about the worst thing we could do. Fright, like the other emotions, is known to have a tendency to increase the blood pressure and not to lower it. What is high blood pressure or hypertension? That is what we call the pressure of the blood against the walls of our arteries when it is constantly higher than "normal." But it is not easy to say whnt "normal" really Is, because it is higher In some persons than in others without apparently doing the former any harm. Also it has a tendency to go up slightly with age, nnyway, so this CEin be considered a "normal" development. In fact, many people with blood pressures considerably higher than what is considered the usual or "normal" live in apparently excellent health about ns long as others whose blood pressures are more nearly average. But hypertension, with truly high pressures, is a real problem and cannot be Ignored. It is not a disease, because it may result from several different conditions, some of which can be effectively treated, and some which cannot. In most, however, (he ex-act cause is not known and the condition is labeled "essential hypertension." which merely means that we doctors do not yet know what causes this condition. In spite of the current lack of knowledge of the causes and treatment of essential hypertension, progress is being made and some victims of the disorder are being successfully treated. It Is encouraging, too, thai more scientific brains and more lunds «r» being devoted to research on high blood pressure. This indeed is the oniy method which will lead to better understanding of its causes and to the. development of treatments which will benefit all of those who now have or may expect to develop hypertension. Even today, however, there are several methods of attacking essential hypertension. Some people have been benefited by diet. Of these, the so-called rice diet has received the most attention by the public. But other diets, mostly of the low-salt-content variety, have also proved helpful. Surfrery Is Used The use of tissue extracts has proved useful for some; the production of artificial fever for others. Not to be ignored is surgery. The operation used most frequently consists of cutting some of the nerves lying near the spine (sym- pathectomy). Certainly many have benefitted by this operation, but it is lough to go through and less punishing methods must still be sought. Now that so many of the infectious diseases have become less important, more people are living longer and hypertension is one of the troubles faced in middle and old age rather than in youth. No doubt, this partly explains why one hears so much about high blood pressure now. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Play Ace of Hearts; Beat This Contract By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NBA Service In today's hand South bids one no-trump to show a hand of balanced distribution, stoppers In at least three suits, and a count of 16 to 18 points. North very properly raises to three no-trump with a balanced hand and a count of 10 points. It is clear to North that the A PENNSYLVANIA girl of seven already has 1ml eight operations. Thai's a lifetime of conversation. — Portsmouth (Va.) Star. ONE GOOD THING about operating a smnll newspaper In ft small town is the fact that most folks accept it as Is without complaint and realize that it would have to movp off to a. bigger place to get much better. — Omega (Q«.) Newi. NORTH 20 AKQ2 V'6 5 2 « KJ73 *J74 WEST BAST <MO 7 6 * 9 8 4 3 V 97 V A 1084 «842 » A6 *KQ1095 *832 SOUTH (D) 4 AJ5 VKQJ3 « Q 1095 + A6 North-South vul. South West North East 1 N.T. Pass 3 N.T. Pass Pass. Pass Opening lead—* K combined count is at least 26 points and at most 28 points, which is enough for game but not enough for a slam. When West opens the king of clubs, South must win with the ace in order to be sure th.1t dummy's jack will provide a second stopper In the suit. South counts his tricks and discovers that he will be able to win three spades and two clubs and that he therefore needs four tricks In the red suits. Since neither red suit can possibly provide more than three tricks, South realizes that he must tackle both suits. It, is vital for South lo b«|ln with th« htaru because this Eihel Waters has written finis to her romance with Teddy Breggs and the engagements definitely off. Remember the heroic Marine who dragged Howard Hughes out of the flaming wreckage of an ail- crash? Hcs running a barbar shop in .North Hollywood close to Republic studio. Betty Hayden will get her inter- will give the opponents & better chance to make the mistake that South needs. South must therefore lead a spade to dummy's queen and return a low heart from dummy. If East is an average player, he will play a low heart in the hope that South will misguess a finesse or stub his toe in some other way. This allows South to "steal" a heart trick. Having obtained one heart trick. South can now switch to diamonds and speedily develop three diamond tricks. East can take the ace of diamonds and lead another club, but dummy's jack of clubs will take a trick and declarer can then win nine tricks with three spades, one heart, three diamonds and two clubs. An expert and alert Ea::t would defeat the contract by playing the ace of hearts ou the first round of that suit. East returns a low club, and West ploys low likewise in order to force out dummy's jack. South must sooner or later tackle the diamonds in order to attempt to get his nine tricks. East promptly takes the ace of diamonds and leads his last. club, whereupon West defeats the contract by taking three club tricks. HORIZONTAL 58 Press I "Them There 59 Worm 5 "My Old Kentucky fl " Goes the Weasel" 12 "She a Yellow Ribbon" 13 Persia 14 " Maria" 15 Italian East Africans 17 Seine 18 Recite again 19 Germans 21 "He flies through the air with greatest 23 What hears songs 24 " Black Joe" 27 Enjoyment 29 Cushions 32 Scandinavian conqueror of Normandy 34 "I went to the Fair" 36 Rids of dirt 37 Grade again 38 Dash 39 Sea eafilos 41 "You'll your trousseau" 42 Mongrel dog •H Italian city J.ii Throbbing 49 "Three Have 1" 53 Devoured 5-l'Establish connection 5fl Legal matters 57 Toward the . sheltered side Cl " help loving that man"' VERTICAL 1 Pitcher 2 Former times 3 Discord goddess 4 Bristles 5 Hurry (i Declaims 7 Horse's neck hairs fl Follow 9 Changing scenes 1(1 Raking 11 FavorHeS ( 16 Soviet, cit'y locutory decree from Sterling Hayden before the month is over. ... Yvonne da Carlo denying the love- in-bloom reports: :"Carlos Thompson and I have always been friends only. My heart belongs to no one at this point. Latest trouble between B u t h Roman and Mortimer Hall could be serious. Very wobbly for April or any other month. . .Paulette Goddard. cooking veal cutlets in a gypsy wagon for "Charge of the Lancers, ducked as she quipped: "Our theme song should be Wagon Veals. BLUSHING AND ACHING TONY CURTIS is blushing. Lin- Ing up on the Rose Bowl field with a football team composed almost entirely of former All-Americans for U-Is "All-American. Tony heard one of. them whisper. "Hey, Tony, youve got your helmet on backwards. But he's also beaming over the way Producer Aaron Rosenberg and Director Jesse Hibbs. both ex- All-Americans from USC, plotted the football scenes to give them realism. "We used real plays, Tony told me, "and Hibbs instructions jto the other team were, "If you catch Tony, tackle him—HARD. Brother, Im still aching. Audrey Totter is feeling as wholesome as Mary Pickford and Shirley Teniple with her first straight sweet-gal role in "Cruis- in' Down the River." She doesn't once look at Dick Haymes with murder in her eyes, and she's finding it's something lo smile about. "I've been trying for so long to play sweet-girl roles," she told me. "I left MGM because I was tired of being neurotic. It didn't do me any good. Those were the only parts I could get. Finally I got desperate and did a.western, but that didn't prove anything, either. "" guess I'm like the comedian who wants -to play Hamlet." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville — W. C. Higginson, who has been cashier at the Blytheville Cotton Oil Mill for 15 years, was named manager today to succeed E. B. Lyman, who is retiring. Mrs. J. C. Ellis was elected piesl- dent of the Woman's Council of the First Christian Church at s. luncheon meeting of that group yesterday. A son was born yesterday to Mr. and Mrs. Smith Brackin. The baby, who weighed nine pounds, has been named Smith T., Jr. Aunt Sally Pcfers says there's no dillerence between the bores who tell you all about their operations and the ones who tell all about their latest diet, except the ones who have i had the operations don't beg i you to try them, J Songs, Old and New 20 Sou I h American nnimal 22 Feel 24 One time 25 Lounge 26 Without reveries 28 Mountain lakes ,10 Fruit 31 Killed 33 Hand 35 Snuggle 40 Feel sorry for 43 Siamese coin 45 Greek dialect 46 Peel 47 Indians 48 Former popular song 50 Spanish measure 51 Famous English school 52 Dispatched 55 Scottish shccpfold

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