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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, April 23, 1953
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PACT BTGHT TO* BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. BAINES. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager (AKlt.y COtTRIBK THURSDAY, APRIL W, 19B8 Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. _ _ __ Entered as second class matter at tho post- office at BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act of Oon- p-ess, October 9, 19H. _ _ _ Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any luburban town where carrier service is main- By mau. radius of 50 miles, «.00 per war $250 for six months, $1.25 for three months. by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. _ Meditations The Zidonlans also, and the AinalekiU-s, and the Maonites, did oppress you; and ye cried to inc, and I delivered you out of their hand. - Judges 10:1*. * * * Our vows are heard betimes! And Heaven takes care To grant, before we can conclude the prayer: ' Preventing angels met it half the way. And sent us back to praise, who came to pray. —John Drydcn. Barbs When the day comes for the meek to inherit the earth, what will become of truck drivers. * * * Stork» are really vicious birds, says a writer HM h« been blesned with triplets? * * * Some women turn out to be better auto drivers than men, says i judge. At least they don't run out of gas. * * + Two Florida girls were arrested for folnlt In b»thlnr In their undies. Down !o (lie sea in slips' * * + Aim at nothing In particular and you've T«ry likely to hit your mark. President Is Trying to Seize Initiative From the Kremiln President Eisenhower plainly understands the importance of restoring the iniative to the free world in its great struggle with the Soviet Union. He is acting to press a western counter-offensive to take the play out of the hands of the Kremlin. That Is the underlying mcaninp of his first ma.ior spctch since Stalin's death, and of the moves the President has made since the talk. It would have been of extreme value had Mr. Eisenhower nicn-ly called the Russians to account on their own peace offensive by dcmamlinij deeds instead of words. He did that, but he went beyond. And there it was that he sought to seize the initiative. He not only bid Moscow to act. but he told them in what directions t hey ought to act if they mean business. He called for a Kroean settltment that would produce a free find united Korea. He asked for the "Reds' 1 on K overdue signature on an Austrian neace treaty. He spoke- of uiiiHnir Onnfny through free elections. We Kid out. t^e prospect of a general Far Eastern settlement that would see an end as «-i<ll to Red-iispirtd hostilities in Tndo-Chi- na and Malaya. In all these realms, the Kremlin is either actively pursuing a.egrns?ive combat or is vigorously blocking settlements which would have distasteful con; sequences. The Reds are accustomed to putting forth phony appeals for peace in these areas, always, of course, on impossible terms. Mr. Eisenhower has set down his own appeals this time, in the name of t h « United States and the whole fvec community. Terms he "has indicated only broadly, but he has unmistakably rejected at the outset the sort of surrender the Reds would have us make. Certainly the Communists must now reply, unless they wish to be exposed once again as having fostered just one more slightly more elaborate fake campaign. The response to the President has been enthusiastic at home and abroad. He said little that was really nc-w. But he spoke fervently, lucidly and reverently for peace at a critical moment in history. The words had fresh meaning because they wert spoken in a new time, to new enemy leaders. It is hard to see how Premier JMalon- kov and his associates can ignore these words, or the actions that are follow- ing from this government. If the Rui- sians want peace, they havo been given a new opportunity to say so and prove it. If they do not, President Eisenhower has taken a course exactly calculated to expose their real desires. The President has used the great potential of his prestige and reservoir of good will to exert real leadership. In doing so he has lifted America to its inescapable role among the free powers. There's One Consolation It would not be surprising, if one could manage a tour of the State Department building in Washington, to find that in addition to the Far Eastern desk and European desk there had now been established a McCarthy desk. Reports from the capital indicate that negotiating with the Wisconsin senator is taking just about as much time, as dealing with Russia or our various allies. Well, at least, treaties with the senator don't have to be ratified by the full Senate. Readers Views To the Editor: As for us people who had to buy and pay for our sewers ... is it fair for us to have to pay for sewers for someone else? The way I fed is let those who don't have sewers do as \ve did on North Fourth, Fifth and Sixth streets. We had to pay cash for our sewers before wo had them. I feel like I paid enough to be free of a sewer tax. Mrs. Sallie Kimes 600 North Fifth Views of Others Back To The Caves We have read, with more alarm than delight, a description of the standard house of the "next America." Wolfgang Langwiesche, who won his fame as nn aviation writer, predicts in House Beautiful that the next "period house" will be small, with no stairs, no front, and no separate kitchen. To lop it all, the carpet v-'ilt be on the ceiling. "Because it is designed by our times for our times," says Langwcische, "it's designed around, by, for the automobile, the radio, the big city, union labor (because of construction costs), elections, the Income tax, a war, R depression, a boom, and numerous revolutions; in short, the great social forces of our time." It won't have any stairs because people are getting lazier by the minute. There will be no front to the new house; It will face away from the street. In keeping, we suppose, with the current antisocial trend which allows nrxtdoor neighbors Jtq.. remain absolute strangers for year?. The "no: front" feature seems also to reflect the social Isolationism that TV is expected to bring about, —Montgomery Advertiser. Helps Cotton Sales Ever wonder whether the "Maid of Cotton" who goes on tour with an all-cotton wardrobe fitch year, actually helps much in promoting the srile of cotton goods? The National Cotton Council thinks so. In 1939, when the council was formed, 42,000 bales of cotton wore mnde into women's dresses, in 1950, the cotton u^ed for this purpose was nearly twice as much — 83,000 bales. During the same period, the, of cotton for women's suits and skirts inrrrnped from 3.000 to 23,0000 bales a year, and for conts and jackets from 9,000 to 85,000 bales. Much of the credit for this increase Is Riven to the publicity received by the "Maid Of Cotton" each yenr, and the tendency of v.omen buyers to follow her ex-jimple in selecting merchandise. • • —Lumberton (N. C.) Robesonian. 50 THEY SAY Thanks from tile bottom of our heart (to the Unih'd States* for the many acts of help and kindness you have shown to us after our defeat. — Konrnd Adenauer, West German chancellor, visiting U. S. * * * We must moke certain that we do not let these most recent Communist moves cause us to fold up our military strength. We have made that mistake in the — not the far distant post cither. — Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson. t * t In order to have everybody moved into one house, we have to learn to live together. — Walter Rein her, CIO president, on merger with APL. * * * If we're going to get labor unity we've got to rreale Ihe proper atmosphere. — George Mcany, ATL president on merger with CIO. * * * The people can be sure the 8th Army is well supplied to carry out its mission. The ammunition supply was Rood everywhere I looked. — Army Secretary Robert T. Stevens on return from Korea. * » * You mlRlit ?ay I'm quite satisfied with my hall club. — Leo Durocher, New York OlanU manager. "Here — We've Nothing to Lose but Our Chains" Peter Edson's Washington Column — Clamon Raises Issue to Place GOPs Firing Policy on Record WASHINGTON —(NEA)— A test case to put the Republican administration on record about its policy in firing high-ranking Civil Service employes, to replace them with the Bureau of Land Management the violent objections of for- Teter Eilson mer Sen. Sheridan Downey of California, also a Democrat. In his five years in Washington, , -..! where he has won a national and political patron- \ international reputation in public age appointees, [ lands administration, Mr. Clawson hiis just been j has tried '.o depoliticalize his job. raised by Marion j As a matter of principle, he Clawson. For the | does not believe that a Civil Ser- last five years j vice administrative job, set up un- Mr. Clawson has der a congressionally-approved re- heen director of ! organization plan to remove it the Bureau of 1 from political pressure, should Land Manage- ' again be made subject to the spoils ment in Depart-! system and the political pressures ment of Interior, at $13,200 a year. The new Secretary of Interior, Douglas McKay, wants Mr. Clawson tp step aside and take a job of the old General Land Office days, with all their scandals. Secretary McKay says Clawson had agreed to step aside. Mr. as economic adviser at S11.800 n year. By so doing Secretary McKay will be able to appoint as director a man of his own choice, _ Edward Woozlcy of Boise. Ida. ! toll why just to clear the Mr. Woozloy 'is n Republican, atmosphere. Clawson says he did not agree to take any oilier job in the department than the one he has. So he's :oing to make them fire him. and lolitical Two years ago he made an unsuccessful race for Congress, so hu is not completely unfamiliar with The Clawson case is only the most recent in which Republican leaders have given notice that what his new responsibilities will Democratic brains are not wanted be. He does not have the experience of Mr. Clawson in public land management, however, and that is assumed to be the reason Secre- keep in top positions by the new administration. The cleanout is to be complete. Perhaps the most obvious example occurred in the case of tfiry McKay would like Clnwson on, though at a lower Mr. Clawson knows in advance j has attracted little attention out- he can't win his protest fight | side that state. But it is prime Democratic ex-Congressman Maurice Burnside of West Virginia. It against this down-grading. He can appeal his demotion to the Civil Service Commission. But there is no way in which the commission can force Secretary McKay to keep Clawson in his present job as director. Furthermore, Mr. Clawson ad- evidcnce of what political pressure can do. Dr. Burnside was defeated for re-election last Nobember, after he had served two terms in Congress. He then took Civil Service examinations and o.ualifled for a top administrative position in the Furlhermore, Mr. Clawson nrl- administrative position m me •=*mils that even if he could win, | tremely secretive National Secur- there could be no harmony in an '< ity Agency in the Pentagon. Dr. administration where lie knew he i Burnside holds degrees in political wasn't wanted. j science and international law from Mr. Clawson is a Democrat. He j University of Texas and Duke, won his appointment as head of I When West Virginia Republicans heard about his appointment to the Pentagon job, they raised such a terrific fuss that Dr. Burnside was fired. The reason given for the dismissal was that this Was an economy move, and as one of the most recently hired, he would have to be one of the first fired. The political pressure from West Virginia, however, was all to the effect that since Dr. Burnside had been repudiated at the polls In November, he was not entitled to a government job. This same political reasoning was not applied in the case of former .Sen. Harry P. Cain of Washington. Senator Cain, a Republican, was also repudiated at the polls in the last election, When he was defeated by the present Sen. Henry M. Jackson. But this did not prevent Senator Cain's appointment to a job on the Subversive Activities Control Board. Senator Cain is not a lawyer, and he did not have to pass eny Civil Service competitive examination—as did Burnside and Clawson—-to get his job. Minnesota Sen. Edward J Thye's Small Business Subcommittee investigation into the firing of Dr. Allen V. Astin as director of the Bureau of Standards offers one chance to clear up the Eisenhower administration personnel policy. Dr. Asttn's resignation was requested because It was charged by Assistant Secretary of Commerce Craig R. Sheaffer that the Bureau had not been sufficiently sympathetic to business in refusing to approve the storage battery additive AD-X2. But the fstin firing has been criticized by many of the top scientific organizations of the country. Among ci"il servants it has raised the charje that their acceptable standard of conduct for the future must be, "Never let Duty Interfere with Politics." the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Today's first question is particularly puzzling. Q—When I was a boy (I am now C2i. I used to £O to sleep in church and the habit stays with me. I ci\n fio to sleep at my desk, s'.nd in fact one day they put a si^n on me and tlien I woke up. This usually happens after lunch, though 1 do not eat much. The doctors have found nothing organically wrong with mr If we have callers at home in the evening I nm just as apt to fco to sleep while the others are cloin^ the talking. I have no warning of any kind, it Just happens, and my wife is very much disgusted when I say I can't help it Do you have any comments? K. W. A—This question revolves around wheUior Ihe easy-KOinp-to-sleep of which Mr. W. complains is really normal and just a habit which has develops over Ihe years or whether there is some mental or physical reason in the background. According to what is said there does not seem to be any physical explanation There is, T sunpose, a possibility that he at oiie time had a mild al1iu;V. of brain fever or encephalitis, nnd quite likely a psychiatrist could think of other possibilities. In Ihe absence of some definite explanation, however, and If the health is otherwise Rood, the use of some stimulating druc taken carefully under n physician's di- reclion, might be of some use. Q—I have read of an injection which will chniwe the blond piR- luont. Tlio article assorted Umt Us use would even turn white the skin of a Ne^ro. Do you know where such injections ore obtainable and are they safe and Inexpensive? Mrs. H. A—i have never heard of such injections, do not believe that they exist, and should think that if they did they would be neither sate nor inexpensive. Q—Why do my Joints make a cracking noise when they are moved or bent? This happens in my neck, knees, arms, fingers and other joints. I am 69 years old. Mrs. 0. A—It is possible that there are some degenerative changes in your joints at the age of 69 which account for the cracking noises. It Is also possible, particularly if the noise is of a sort of snapping kind, that you are merely hearing the snap of Ihe ligaments as they pass over the joints. Q—I know a person who has ft habit of eating ice cubes. Isn't this injurious to the stomach and not good for Ihe system? Mrs. B. K. A—If indulged in excessively, I should think that this habit could do no pood, and might cause some disturbances in the digestive system. At any rate, it seems like a particularly useless habit. Q-I have been told that if a rabid nnimal WICK n human being there is not much chance of the human being getting the disease. I Is thai line? E. C. x i A--It if. true lhal the chances of getting rabies by being bitten by a rabid animal are not great, but once rabies has developed little or nothing can be done for it, so there Is no use taking chances. •JAC08Y ON BRIDGE Strange Bid Takes Place at Tourney OSWALD JACOBT Wrilen for NEA Service The bidding In today's hand may seem a litle peculiar, but I report it exactly as it. took place in the recent Atlantic City Tournament East opened with three clubs despite • 83 *' NORTH W AAJ9 <t A 10 6 5 * Q74 #A106 WEST EAST (D) 41086532 A74 V83 « 952 + KQJ883 SOUTH 4.KQ V J94 » AKJ106 Eut Pass Pass Pass North-South vul. SouOl Wert North 3 * Pass 4 + 4 * Pass 4 N.T. 5 * Pass «« Pass Pass Opening lead—4 7 t t fact that his hand was probably good for only five U-lcks. Eli Jaye, who won the Open Pair event with Norman K«y, came In with « vulnerable overcall ol thr«« Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)—Exclusively Yours: Her glamor sisters look at her as though she needs a psychoanalyst,'but Linda Darnell's joing ahead with her plan to star ,n two pictures in Italy (or Guiseppe Amato. It means giving up a tidy little fortune in Hollywood gold, she admitted on the set of RKO's "Second Chance," and putting a heap of faith In Italian movie makers— 'If shooting off-the-cuff is their way, that's fine with me." Linda, who's studying Italian every spare moment, denies she's out to spend 18 months in Europe to qualify for tax exemption on overseas earnings—"No, I'm out to make pictures in Italy, that's all. I'm not interested In tax examp- tlons." S— 'inters' return Shelley Winters' return to the screen since dating the stork probably will be In Alex Gottlieb's western, "Five Bullets.". . .Janet Leigh, who has been limping ev- 1 er since she completed her dance routines in "WalkuV My Baby Back Home," is due for X-rays. A rehearsal fall may have chipped a bone in her foot. . . .The grapevine's buzzing that Bing Crosby has, or will, change his legal residence from California to Idaho. It's a puzzler. What was good enough for Lana Turner—French actor George Saurel—is good enough for Marilyn Monroe. He's in Marilyn's flicker, "How to Marry a Millionaire," and in Marilyn's affections, too. Leaving Joe DiMagglo where? HAPPY, THO' APART DEAN MARTIN'S all happily reconciled with wifey Jeanne but she won't go to Europe with him this summer because of her Sept, 20 stork date. Dean's planning to fly home after his London Palla- d i u m date with Jerry Lewis. Sightseeing Jerry won't be back in the U. S. until Aug. 11. Don Taylor's three-week junket to Korea with Paramount's Audrey Dalton and Joan Elan for 25 G.I. premieres of "Girls of Pleasure Island" left him with the earns emotional glow experienced by other stars who have brought smiles to battle-weary troops. On the" lighter side, Don's chuckling over introducing himself with "I'm Don Taylor" at one premiere and having a 19-year-old vet needle him with the shout, "No kid- din'?" While touring a hospital, an officer spoke up from his bed, "Please don't come over here." "Why?" asked Audrey. "Because," blushed the officer, "T got hurt playing VOLLEY BA' ' But the biggest how, me from a bearded G.I. with a unvie fun magazine under his arm. When Don offered to answer questions about Hollywood, the G.I. asked: "Tell me—is Doris Day moody?" ON WESERN HORIZON RECOMMENDED: Paramount's "Shane," with AInn Ladd, Jean Arthur and Van Heflin. A western that will be compared to "gtage- coach." Carole Mitchum, Bob's sister, is on the mend after n stork date cancellation. . .Clark Gable fired his ngent after being represented by the 10 per center for 23 years. Dissatisfaction with his recent films is the reason given. . .Name of the BIG movie executive who's overboard about gorgeous Elaine Stewart would astonish you. Leon Chauveau, famous French chef at a Las Vegas hotel, says men are better chefs than women diamonds despite the fact that his hand was probably worth only five or.six playing tricks. Norman Kay, holding the North cards, had no way of realizing that his partner had made so aggressive a bid. He thought that his partner had a better hand, and he expected the combined cards to produce a slam. He therefore made two slam tries and then went on to slum even though South made minimum responses both times. West opened the seven of clubs, and Jaye decided immediately that this was a singleton. East could not have opened the bidding with a three bid on less than a six-card suit. The slam could be made if declarer could discard one of his losing clubs on one of dummy's hearts and the other on one of dummy's spades. Declarer won the first trick in dummy with the ace of clubs, drew three rounds of trumps, and led the jack of hearts towards dummy. West covered with the queen, and dummy won with the ace. Declarer next led a low heart from dummy, playing the nine from his own hand to force out West's king. West promptly returned the deuce of hearts, and declarer had to make his decision at once. It was apparent that East had started the hand with six clubs and three trumps. It seemed reasonable to expect that East's eight of hearts on.the second round of that suit had been an "honest" card. Jaye therefore finessed dummy's six of hearts. The finesse held, and declarer could therefore discard one losing club on the ten of hearts and the other on dummy's extra spade. belause "They're not afraid to lose their figures. They like to eat better than women, so they cook better." David Brian's explanation of why he and his wife, Adrian Booth, haven't, been to a Hollywood night club in a year: "When you're spotted in a night club the gossip brigade conies up with two conclusions. Either you're having a rift, or else you've already fought, and are making up. So Adrian and I go night-clubbing once a year—on our anniversary —and even then keep our fingers crossed." 75 Years Ago In Blytheville— J. Mell Brooks was the principal speaker at the meeting of the Business and Professional Woman's Club at the Hotel Noble when Mrs. J. L. Newsome was in charge of the program. Mrs. Brooks subject was "A Diagnosis of Our Town's Business." A daughter was born to Mr. and Mrs. Hiram Wylie Saturday afternoon in the Methodist Memphis Hospital. She has been named Dora Bernice. Miss Jenny Wren Dillahunty has returned from Payetteville where she visited Miss Virginia Martin who is a student at the University there. Mrs. M. Emde has been named forelady at Kice-Stix factory here. Willie Oakes says he and his wife never toss harsh words back and forth. She does the pitching and he does the catching. Birthday Party Answer to Previous Punt* HORIZONTAL 57 Heavy .. breather In 1 Today was the sl(llln birthday of Buchanan in 1791 8 He was Secretary ot under President Polk 11 Expunges 13 Appeared 14 Thoroughfare 15 Mouth par! U African fly (var.) 58 Concluded 59 Exhaust VERTICAL Uoke 2 Wiles 3 Female horse 4 Compass point 22 Mountain 5 Soothsayers (comb, form) 6 Perched M Erect 7 Far off 24 Appellation (comb, form) 27 Proportion 8 Wine vessels 28 Ardor 9Head(Fr.) 29 Seasoning (vnr.j 10 Paradise 30 To cut 17 Roman collar 12 settled marts 33 Achieves 19 Oriental coin jj Mast 39 Diatribe 20 Bowler'i term . „ shattere d 43 Have 21 He wti. ,, Baseball clubs44 Satellites near Mercersburg, Penna. 25 Lieutenant (ab.) 2« Attire 31 Range 32 Greek letter 34 Wolfhound 35 Pair of horses 38 Harden 37 Story 38 Painful spots 40 Right (ab.) 41 Grafted (hi 42 Rich part of milk 45 Worm 48 *" unknown In his dsy 49 CollefUtt cheer 52 Island In New York bay 54 Spotted JO Sm>H »cwtt 45 Royal Italian family name- 46 Stupefy 47 Variety of _ chalcedony 49 Uncommon 50 Solar disk 51 Drove 53 Town (Cornish prefix) 55 Spinning toy

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