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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER N T EWS MONDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TMt COURIER NEWS CO. H. W RAINES, Publisher EARRT A. HAINES. Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL O. HUMAN, Advertising Mintfw Sol* National Advertising Representatives: W»ll»o» Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atl»nt», Memphis. _ Entered u second class matter at the post- offiw at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Contress, October », 1917. ^^^_ Member o! The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city ol Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 3Sc per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles. J5.00 per year, 12.50 for six months. 11.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, U2.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Priise ye the Lord for the avcnclnif of Israel, when the people willingly offered themselves. — Judres 5:2. * * * One of the most essential preparations for eternity Is delight in praising God; a higher acquirement, I do ttilnk than even delight and devotedness in prayer. — Thomas Chalmers. Barbs If the ways of more wives were mended, so would a lot more of hubby's shirts and lock* be. « # * About the only thlnr a you neuter can be •ure he'i fofnf to be when he grows up la older. * # * Just for the novelty o! It, a southern couple wa« married in a cave. With the price of today's homes, maybe they had better stay there. * * * A iTfwch Is m. fellow who rotated *ll tummer and can hardly wait until he freezes all winter. * * # There is not so much satisfaction in the easiest way to cut down on your Income tax. Earn less. McCarthy's Defense It is no accident that Senator McCarthy of Wisconsin has broken his long autumnal silence. The reconvening of the Senate to consider censure charges against him is but a short time off, and the senator is preparing his defenses. There was a time when McCarthy said the 1964 elections would revolve largely about the issue of communism, and whether or not he should be continued as chairman of a senate investigating committee. But the campaign just ended apppears to have been fought mainly on other issues, and in countless states McCarthy's name was hardly, if ever, mentioned. The senator himself took no part in the campaign except to offer a blanket endorsement of all GOP candidates but one, and then to appeal for unity in his party. Partly because of the special Walking committee's censure findings, partly because of the impact of the spring time hearings, there evidently was no strong demand for McCarthy's campaign services this fall. Possibly, too, he was prevailed on by some GOP leaders to remain on the sidelines. And McCarthy may have concluded that it was the belter part of wisdom to concentrate on his coming Senate floor defense against charges that he is guilty of conduct unbecoming a senator. Whatever the explanation, the senator is busy hitting the public prints again. The keynote of his defense was pretty well disclosed the other day when he indicated he expected to be censured by the full Senate and would focus effort on making his case before the whole American public. The core of this effort seems to be to suggest that the senators who will vote against him do not have open minds. McCarthy already has endeavored to cast doubt on the fairness of the six-man Watkins committee, a group viewed in the Senate as unusually qualified to judge this difficult matter. Now the senator has sought to classify all those in the full Senate who may support the censure move the committee recommended. He lists four categories: 1. The "Flanders-Lehman" tvpe, who "fight those who fight communism." 2. The "Watkins type." who are "afraid of what the newspapers might say about them if they don't oppose McCarthy." • 3. The (Sen. Edwin C.) Johnson group "who dislike McCarthy because they feel I pinned the Communist label on the Democrats." 4. "Self-styled liberals" on the Republican side of the Senate. It is a foregone conclusion that this sort of defense maneuver will not im- vtj McCarthy'* chancci of escaping censure. Nor does he likely expect any such result. But moat forecasts suggest upwards of 60 senators may vote to reprove him for his conduct. And it does seem a little puzzling that McCarthy should expect to persuade the American people that not one of those who will vote against him will do so in the honest conviction that the charges against him are true. Every Inch A Queen In her visit to America, the Queen Mother Elizabeth has shown again and again why the British royal family is held in such warm affection by Hie people of Britain and the Commonwealth. Without ever losing her regal bearing, the Queen Mother manages always to radiate simple friendliness. She seems the walking embodiment of the solid family virtues people across the earth cherish. Her gracious accommodation to thousands of curious New Yorkers offered remarkable example. Time after time as she emerged from a building, she would walk with deliberate slowness, to give onlookers a real chance to see her. Endlessly she posed for pictures with a smile that never tired. We Americans do not want royalty ourselves. But when we see such a regal person as the Queen Mother, we can understand that, In Britain at least, the royal family is as much the symbol of treasured human values as the symbol of aloof government authority. N/IEWS OF OTHERS Improving the Soil A young Plainsman, generously educated In other fields, then turning aside through fate to farming on the High Plains of Texas, studies his . lessons daily as contlnously and as studiously as he studied In the classrooms. He learned how to study In obtaining his lorm- nl education and he Is using thai approach to learning more about his fanning. Down at the Texas State Fnir the thing that attracted his attention was a stalk shredder of improved design. He knows that the soil he farms needs more organic matter in it. He knows that this organic matter will maintain soil fertility and that it will condition his soil so that he will have to apply less water, aprcdous and expensive commodity lu his farm operations. He knows that with acreage reduction he will have to maintain his soil fertility and step up per-ftcre production to have the volume of product which he needs to make expenses and havo something left over for nun. It WHS not so long ago that we burned straw on stubble wheat land. We got rid of the stalks the best way wo could, or Ignored them. We have learned that although nature tailored our soil to utiturnl uveelpUntkm of moisture that we are crowding the .soil by grcnler production through application of exlm water and Hint we need to do something about our soil. It Is Interesting to sec a unlive Plainsman thinking about increasing the organic matter In his soil. He has learned the lesson of humus and its value. Not only has he leimied the lesson but he plans to do something about, it. Improving his soil he can leave It better soil than when he started farming it. He can produce nt lesser cost over the long run period. He Is protecting land value. He is making sure the continued sound economy of the land where he was born. He 1 sa real conservator of soil and a real conservator of water. — Plainview (Tex.) Even- Ing Herald. Minority Blocks UMT In the long, frustrating months when France was delaying action on the European Defense Community, many outsiders commonly said the French people were for it but the politicians were against it. That may or may not have been true. Certainly it i sso that politicians sometimes do fail seriously to reflect the wishes of the people, that they actually impose their own fears and prejudices in place of the popular will. From this ailment, America is not free, either. Recent public opinion polls show that 72 per cent of our people approve the Idea of universal military training to create a strong reserve of trained man-power as a hedge against sudden war. All segment of the population up- prove, all geographic areas, all age groups, and people of all political faiths. An dyet UMT has about as much chance of being enacted as has statehood for the Atlantic Ocean. Ask your senator or congressman why. The answer lies in his own preconceptions and fears, which he raised Into a monumental barrier. - Greenville <SC.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY It (the Fifth Amendment) has been a symbol of the ultimate moral sense of the community, upholding the best In us, when otherwise there was a good deal of wavering under the pressure of the times. — Dean Erwin Oriswolci of Harvard Lnw School. # ¥ * For the United States «nd the overwhelming majority of the 60 members, adoption of this (UN) charter was an act of faith. Tor the Soviet Union alone. It was an act of cynicism. —UN Am- butidor Lodg«, It Would Be a Twofold Tragedy if He Floundered Peter Edson's Washington Column — Some Question About American Popularity with Italian People By PETER EDSON NEA Washington orres[Hindeiit NAPLES, Italy —(NEA)— The most commonly heard criticism of the U. S. aid program for Italy Is that, "It made the rich richer and the poor poorer," But American government officials in Italy will concede only the first half of that statement as true. There Is no question that most of the American aid money went to help restore Italian Industry. The theory was that the aid would "trickle down" to provide more jobs for Italians . To the extent that this phenomenon took place. It did help Italian recovery. But the immediate effect was to make the rich richer. And by the time any Indirect benefits had been passed, on to wage earners, they were unrecognizable aa American aid. This brings up the question of Just where the United States and the American people stand today in Italian public opinion. In a month's travel ,up and down :md across northern Italy, often gelling in many out-of-the-way places, this writer experienced no single act of hosltility or unpleasantness. The only discourtesy observed \vas that of one loud - mouthed American to the Italians. Itnly lias been living off of tourists for yfiirs, however, and takes them for granted Nevertheless, it was commonly said that today the Amenrnns are not ns popular in Italy us they used to be. Giovanni Ansaldo, an Italian journalist, recently wrote n long lishod In "II Mattino" of Naples, and it has been widely copied, and discussed throughout Italy. One view is that Ansaldo was speaking only for himself and that his opinions do not represent the true feelings of the Italian government nor the Italian people. The other view is that he put his finger on some fundamental truths on which all Americans should ponder. Why are Americans unpopular— not only in Italy, but all over Europe aa well? The first reason, says Slgnor Ansaldo, is that "Americans are among us. They reveal to us our faults in such a way that we c;in sec them well. . . .Everyone of us tins known, at least one episode in which an American has cut im ugly figure. Following the law of generalization, each of us, on the basis of (hat one episode, judges America and the Americans. "The Russians, in comparison with the Americans, have an enormous practical advantage," the writer continues. "The Russia ns are not seen. Who knows a Russian? Nobody. It is therefore very easy for the western Europeans to attribute to the Russians all the virtues, basrci on the principle that man oslocms above all what he rloe.s not see or know." The second reason why Americans are unpopular, writes the Kalian, is that, "Americans are rich—much richer than we are— and wealth makes one deprived of it envious. . . . They eat better, dress better, smoke better. Every piece on this subject. It wns pub- public appearance of an American the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. As has been the case inr the past several yi;;irs Uie Anifnciui Diabetes Association Is sponsoring a program emphasizing (In 1 importance of early detection ol diabetes and the control of thai disease. This year the campaign Is scheduled for the week of Nov. H to 20, Why Is this an rmportunl pubic health measure? First, and foremost, diabetes is a scnaus disease, especially if It mnuins undetected and untreated lor any great length of time. Secondly, Jast surveys have indicated that .here are probably something like a million people in the fnited States nlonc who have diabetes and do not know It. Diabetes detection drives held in he past have been revealing. For example, o\U of one group 01 over 18C.OOO persons tested 768 were diagnosed as having diabetes for he first time—this is not Including hose who already knew they, had t. In another group of approximately 275,000 persons over itfOO howed evidence of the No doubt, also, these lnr^-sc;\le crcenitiff tests have stimulated many people to go to their, decors who in turn have suu'ly uncovered many unsuspected cases of diabetes. All this Is to the good because he chances of avoidance of serious complications is enorniuusly [reater If a person with diabetes cnows It and takes the proper nensures. It is not, of course, enough just to realize that en, 1 lias he disease, howi-ver. The proper stops nv,i;.t te taken . treat it. Fortunately belter net hods of doinp this are available lortny man in the In mild cases—perhaps in half of the total—attention to diet alone may desirable in addition to a careful SI.TVC (o control the di.'-ease. In more severe ones itiMilin is uiicn dirt. The use of insulin nas also been improved. More is known about how much to give and how often. Too, (here are now available several different kinds of Insulin, -such us the slow-acting ones, which can be given to some patients only once a day. The main aim or tvciUment is to prevent the loss of sugar in the urine. If this is done most of the symptoms and complications can be .brought under control. The patient should not try to do ttiis himself, since it will result in many failures. Also the victim must realize that he or she cannot expect good results unless the diet and other directions prescribed are actually followed. There, are many tragic deaths and complications which occur because of patients' 'elessnoRs. Although victims of diabetes should always obtain expert medical care, they or their families may learn more .about this disease by subscribing to the, bi-monthly magazine, • ADA Forecast, published by the American Diabetes Association, 11 West 4'Jnd Street, New York 18. New York. is resented as a provocation and an offense. "The Russians, from the beginning found themselves in a far more advantageous situation. The relative poverty of the Russians, visible even In their armed corps, Is in their favor in European opinion." The third, and most important reason for American unpopularity, according to the Ansaldo thesis, is that "They've tried'to help the European people reconstruct Europe. To help your neighbor is a heartbreaking operation. Generally the benefactor is resented and is never forgiven. "Today, from one end of western Europe to another, there is no wretch half or more than half dressed and nourished by American loans and subsidies who does not say that America has done all that for its own filthy interest and deceitful ends . . . "Here also the Russians extract an immense benefit. They haven't helped anyone for the good reason they can't. Thus they have not offended European sensitivities. "What can America do to change this situation?" asks Writer Ansaldo. "The means Is very simple," he says: "Leave Europe. Not to be here any more. Not to show their wealth. Not to help anyone . . "Will the Americans resort to this means? We guess not. But one point is sure. If they . . . would resort to that means, within a few months Americans would again be very 'simpatico.' And one would wait for them, hoping and praying tHat they would come back." > JACOBY ON BRIDGE Written for N'EA Service By OSWALD JACOBY Some Bridge Hands Play Themselvei H isn't necessary to think hnrd nbout every single brlciRe hand, because some hands practiciilly play themselves. The trouble I? that nobody rings a bell to tell you when to think nbout every hand — even those that look like routine .affairs. Take today's band, for example, played in l-st. year's national championships. The bidding was the same at both tables of a team match, and at both tables West opened the king of diamonds. At the first table East didn't bother to think. He played the en- couratring nine of diamonds on his partner's king. West naturally led another diamond, and the party was over. South ruffed, drew three rounds of trumps, and ran the five clubs, discarding one of the losing hearts from the dummy. The defenders could make only two heart tricks, and declarer thus made his contract. At the other table the defenders Were Johnny Crawford and B. Jay WEST 4732 »AQ6 NORTH A J 1094 ¥853 * 10 5 + AK93 EAST A 86 VK742 South 1* 2 A Pass 4 A *852 SOUTH (0) AAKQS ¥ J109 » 7 + QJ107-I Neither side vul. West North East If 2* 2* 3 » 3 A Pass 4 * Pass Pass Double Pasi Pus Pass Opening lead — * K Becker, who will be defending their open-team championship at this vear's national championship In Atlanta during the Urst week of Decembcr ( Crawford opened the cing of dlanionds, and Becker did some thinking, jvist as he always does. Becker reflected that his partner had bid and rebid diamonds. Tt was I therefore likely that Crawford had six diamonds, and that declare! therefore had only one. What could Crawford have In the way of defensive strength for his penalty double of four spades? Certainly not clubs, with the ace and king of [that suit In the dummy; and certainly not trfimps, In view at Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — Exclusively Yours: With Grace Kelly the latest member, the NSQQ gals are In the Hollywood spotlight again. NSGQ means Near - Sighted Glamor Queens who can see only a few feet without glasses but whose sex - appeal feats made them famous. Marilyn Maxwell and Esther Williams, who are charter members, once went together to a local eye.- training school to do something about it. They were told: "Before you start the course, we insist you throw away your glasses." Says Marilyn: "Esther and I walked right out. Without glasses, we'd be killing people in our automobiles and unitble to even read scripts." What's th£ glamor secret of near-sighted dolls like Kelly, Maxwell and Williams? Maybe," said Marilyn between shows at Giro's, "it's because the iris of the eye dilates and looks sleepily .sexy when we take off our glasses." It's marriage November 21 for Marilyn and screen writer Jerry Davis and then more musical queening in movies and on TV. Her singing and dancing act at Giro's proved Marilyn is something besides a blonde menace and "besides I played the character for the last time in 'New York Confidential.' They killed me in the last reel. She's good and dead." Hollywood was' quick to jump after newspaper headlines about NBC's prediction of electronic marvels. But as usual the movies are topping the scientists with "The Bride- of the Atom," ft Bela Lugosi film. Sounds like tough competition for Tommy Manville. over Jean Peters when she settled down by the Potomac. Says Jean: "I Was the one who was awed. There are so many world celebrities there. People in Washington are very sophisticated. A movie actress doesn't mean anything." MOM casting heads are In a stew over the dearth of teenaged actors who look enough like youthful Bogarts to play the juvenile delinquents in "The Blackboard Jungle." In Italy, men, they'd hire 'em from reform schools. Pals say there's doubt now about a Jack Webb-Dorothy Towne hitching.... Former star Richard Cromwell will contract all the fancy ceramic work at the new Beverly Hilton hotel. He quit acting for ceramics after the war. Shortsighted Hollywood note: Alice White, a jazz-age film star and still a whopping name to oldsters, is working as a telefilm stand-in. She's still a cutle. Humphrey Bogart's all-encompassing description of a movie cutie as he narrates a sequence in "The Barefoot Contessa": "The hlonde was made in Hollywood, U. S. A. Her name was Myrna—and she traveled." French pastry Gaby Bruyere and a University of California professor are academic . . . Claude Bains, ill for months, is fully recovered and reading scripts again. A BRITISH FILM company Is paging Diana Lynn for a musical version of "Little Women." . . . Margaret Whiting and Dick Gray disagreed about marriage but he will produce her new TV series. Official Washington, accustomed to movie beauties ItJte Shirley Temple and Myrna Loy in its midst, didn't shake and tremble South's strong bidding. Becker naturally decided that his partner had heart strength. There was only one way to make sure of a prompt switch to hearts, and Becker adopted this way by overtaking the king of diamonds with his ace. At the second trick he led the deuce of hearts, thus Indicating that he hue! a high card in the suit. (A player who has no high card in a suit and therefore cannot stand a return lead will open the suit with a high-spot card rather than with a low card.) Crawford naturally read the meaning of this lead and the defenders promptly rattled off three heart tricks to defeat the contract. There's a mint of Japanese money, several million, in the lavish new Inter-racial hotel, "The Continental," that will rise in Las Vegas next year. WILLIAM POWELL, one of the first stars to become eligible for MGM's pension retirement plan, hasn't drawn one penny from the fund since he left the Culver City lot. He's waiting until he's 65, when the moolah will be BIG, BIG. Mom and pop, not to mention jazzed-up version of "Daddy Long grandma, won't recognize Fox's Legs." Now it takes place in a French orphanage, with Leslie Caron dreaming sexy ballets. David O. Selznick will soon decide whether to go ahead with filming of Tolstoy's monumental "War aRd Peace." An Italian producer announced that he, too, will film the epic. A flash that was a, shocker for Selznick and his scripter, Ben Hecht. Peggy Castle on the "Target Zero" set about a long list of films in which she wound up u a corpse: "I have held my bremth, H • corpse, for so long a time for so many times that I'm considering challenging Florence Chadwlck to an English Channel swim under water. And I'll beat tier." 15 Ytan Ago In Blythivilli — The Agricultural Department today estimated the 1939 cotton production at 11,845,000 bales compared to 11,943,000 for 1938. W. M. McClurkin, guest speaker for the Lions Club yesterday, said it will take $81,385.45 to operate the city schools next year. A Union Thanksgiving service will be held Nov. 30 at the First Christian Church. The Rev. J. It Woolman, pastor of the First Church of- the. Nazarene, will deliver the sermon. The Rev. George Patterson Is pastor. Miss Ann Fisher and Norman Bunch were surprised with a dinner party last night biven by Miss Annabel Bryant and Miss Dorothy Krutz at the Bunch home. STUDENTS at Tulane University blame a panty raid on the fact that the football team couldn't win any games. Silly us, thinking these things came from too much study, long examinations and a hard day in the chemistry lab!—Ashevllle (N.C.) Citizen. AN EXPERT person who avoids all the small errors as he sweeps forward to the grand fallacy. Carlsbad (N.M.) Current-Argus. SOME FISH grew very quickly and some very slowly this summer— depending on who caught them,— Valdosta (G;r) Times. PROGRESS REPORT — The Treasury estimated a So billion deficit for fiscal 1955 and made it in the first quarter.—Memphis Press- Scimitar. Winter Fun Answer to Privloui Pujjl», ACROSS I -— skating •(Watches, as winter sports 8 Coasting on 12 Decay 13 Measure of land 14 Primitive Japanese 15 Poem 16 Arm ornaments 18 Uneasy 20 Paddle your own 21 Insect egg 22 Looked at 24 Incline 26 Feminine undergarments 27 Father 50 Claim . 32 Suiting > married woman 84 Throbbed 95 Alkaloid ?6 Furtive 37 Falsifier 39 Cast a ballot »0 Charitable contribution 41 Wooden pJn 42 Active 45 Notched, like a saw 49 L«r«e advertisement 51 Sailor 52 Scraped linen 53 Hen products M High priest 55 Essential belns 56 .';.-i:irh ones >5 OritDtil cola DOWN 1 Important metal 2 Cipher 3 Forever 4 Wooden shoe 5 Unbleached 6 Expunger 7 Dry, as wine 8 Dinner course 9 Legal claim 24 Folds 40 Wing-shaped 10 Within 25 Hebrew month41 Urge (prefix) 26 Cloud «Competent 11 Actress 27 Detracts -13 Trench gray Eleanora 28 Landed 44 Electrical , 17 Plant 29 Unit of force units reorientation 31 Solidified 48 Rim 19 Climbing 33 High 47 Story plants temperature 48 Ireland 50 Ocean 23 Ship of! course38 Appoint 8 tt V II I I 31

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