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PAOT FOUR Bt/VTHEVTUE (ATtK.) C6UKIER NEWS SATURDAY, APRIL 35, 195S BLTTHEVILLB COTJRIEB NEW* •m COURIER NEWS CO. K. W. HAINES, PublUher Xt A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PAtJL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager •ol* National Advertising Representatives: WalUot Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlanU, MemphU. Entered as second class matter at the post- oMicc »t Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Central, October J, 19". Member of The Associated Pre»s SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city ot Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service U maintained, 25o per week. By mall within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per itK *250 for six months, $1.25 tor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable in advance. __^____ Meditations And thoii Ezra, after the wisdom of thy God, that l» In thine hand, set magistrates and judges, which may judge all the people that are beyond the river, all such as kno wthe laws of thy God; and teach ye them that know them not. —Etra 7:25. * * * Wisdom does not show itself so much in precept as in life — in firmness of mind and maotery of appetite. It teaches us to do as well as to tr.lK, and to make our words and actions all of a color. — Seneca. Barbs You only have to go out on the roods Sunday afteroon to realize what a great turnover the motor industry has. * * * An English woman played a violin continuously for eight hours. What a nice rest for the chin. * * * Thieves in an Indiana town stole a fire escape stairway from a small hotel. Now the police are taking steps. * * * Wonder how many heroes are brave when nobody Is looking. * * * A Washington man's auto collided with another driven by his wife. Of course you knew whose fault it was. I ke, Toft Demonstrate Signs Of Growing Understanding < The golfing spree enjoyed by President Eisenhower and Senator Taft gave news photographers and feature writers a field day. But actually it was a lot more than just a lark. It was a tangible sign that these two highly* important men are trying earnestly to get to know and understand each other at all levels of living. So far they appear to be succeeding. How well they succeed in the end will have, great significance for their own careers, for the Republican Party, and for the United States. Their highest collaborative efforts probably will be required to give the Eisenhower administration a triumphant record and the GOP future winnings at the noils. Mr. Eisenhower is one of the most popular Presidents evfcr to occupy the White House. He broke all vote-getting records last November, and very likely could do as well today. But much of what he must accomplish to merit this confidence can only be achieved through Congress. And there his stoutest possible ally is Taft. Taft has"not only the title but the substance of power in the Senate. His knowledge of the legislative process, his capacity for work, his stature with senators in both parties, his basic integrity, all contribute to this fact. There is no exaggeration in saying Taft can do more to assist the President than any man on Capitol Hill. Taft as an enemy or obstacle would be a tremendous handicap to Mr. Eisenhower. Both men understand this, and seems determined that the opposite shall be the case. By nature the President is neither overly combative nor vindictive, but one might argue that as the winner in last year's bitter Taft-Eisenhower fight for the nomination he would of course find it easier to extend a friendly hand. It may have been much harder for Taft; the loser. But he is doing it. More than that, he is serving as the President's right-hand man in the Senate. That is the meaning of the majority leadership. It is not just a platform for personal power, but a part of the whole power structure of any administration. The growing Eisenhower-Taft relationship is a happy demonstration of statesmanlike behavior on both sides. In pooling their labors, they are striving constructively to set a course that will be sound and good for the nation, and — not incidentally — for their own party. It is an example that might well be followed by some lawmakers of lesser stature and a good deal less than 20-20 vision. Complete and Fair Probe Of Astin Firing Wise Move Senator Thye of Minnesota is moving wisely to investigate the furor surrounding the dismissal of Dr. Allen V. Astin as director of the National Bureau of Standards. Thye became alarmed when 50 of the bureau's scientists, many of them key men, announced their intention to resign in a body if the Astin ouster is carried out. Officially, Astin was removed by Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks, but the actual steps were taken by his assistant, Craig Sheaffer. Astin was charged with having been ''less than fair" in handling tests of a commercial product made by a California firm, a so- called storage battery "additive" designed to prolong the life of a battery. The bureau is the government's top scientific testing agency, the final court of trial for many processes designed ultimately for either commercial or government use. As such, it obviously must stick to the strictest standards of impartiality in judging the value of any device or process. Weeks has said Astin fell short of this objective. Astin insists he did not, that the bureau's tests were thorough and fair and that the additive in question was deemed worthless. When his discharge was announced, Astin told reporters he had asked Weeks to review his agency's testing methods, suggesting as checkers either the respected National Academy of Sciences or a special committee of scientists which regularly reviews the bureau's work. Apparently he drew no response. An independent group of scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology in' Boston has tested the nroduct in question, and arrived at a different verdict from the bureau. In its judgment, the additive does increase battery life in some instances. Clearly, more than Astin's reputation or future is at stake. The Burepii of Standards and its techniques and attitudes are in question. That is why the 50 scientific specialists in the agency threaten resignation, and why many outside scientific groups are asking careful study of the whole issue. Thye should 'draw from Weeks and his aides every item in the bill of particulars against Astin. He should hear Astin's side as well. On top of this, a complete scientific recheck of the controversial battery additive would seem indicated, to provide a fair measure of the bureau's testing efficiency. If the case against Astin is well founded, it must be established beyond all doubt so fair-minded scientists still in the bureau will not wreck the agency by walking out. If Astin has been unfairly charged, that, too, should be quickly demonstrated so he may be restored to duty and the bureau set; back on its course performing vital work for the nation and its industrialists. Readers Views To the Editor: O am against the sewer system for no one helped me pay out my sewer. I don't think it would be fair to the people who paid cash for sopors. Oscar Hutchison To the Editor: You have the answer in the bond issue plan. Do something with it. Mr. and Mrs. A. N. Williams To the Editor: I am against the sewer system as we already are taxed to death and there Is no work. Why doesn't the city bring a facimy iici'c so wu c»n make a living without leaving our homes and families to get work? Arthur Thomas SO THEY SAY Hals are the main thing. We've got hal-s here from Paris, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro — evcvry- where. — Lost-and-found man at the U.N., says diplomats are as absent-minded as some college professors. * - * * Senator McCarthy should be the first to demand such nn investigation of activities about which he has as yet attempted no explanation. — Former Attorney General Francis Btddle asks Justice Department to determine whether Senator McCarthy has violated »ny l«ws, Cross of Iron Peter Edson's Washington Column- House Boosts Its High Average Of Congressional Experience WASHINGTON —(NBA)— It is common practice to speak of a iongressman as though he were a particular species of individual. Anyone given an assignment to describe nn average congressman, however, would find the job difficult. Tile outstanding characteristic of a congressman is hi" ability to get elected Peter Edson to pu bu c office. Time after time. While the Senate is supposed to be the senior branch of Congress, there are really more old-timers in the lower House of Representatives. Only two senators in the present R3rd Congress have served more than 25 years. But there arc seven congressmen who have been in the House for more than 30 years nnd 21 more who have been here, between 20 nnd 30 years. Only TO, or n little over 15 per cent of the members of the present House are first, termers. Your average congressman, therefore, is someone who has been around for from two to 10 terms nnd knows the ropes. Contrary to popular belief, the cas- ualities in the political lives of congressmen are not hi^h, despite the fact that they have to run for re-election every two years. When congressmen write about themselves ns they do in the short autobiographical sketches appearing in ..the. congressional directory, two things are noticeable. The first is thnt congressmen are proud of their war records. There arc some brilliant war records among the congressmen. too. There are four Spanish-American War vets, three who saw service on tile Mexican border, 119 in World War I, 110 in World War II and two from Korea—Holt of California and Sieminskl of New Jersey. Being A Vet Doesn't Hurt A Politician X. Representative Teague of Texas boasts of 11 decorations. Reese of Tennessee nnd Kean of New Jersey hold the DSC. There are five Legion of Merits, 10 Silver Stars,. 14 Bronze Stars and at least seven Purple Hearts. Four congressmen were in Office of Strategic Services. Being a vet, then, doesn't hurt anyone who wants to run for Congress. The second thing that congressmen like to emphasize about their records is how much they are interested in farming, or ranching, or oil development, or whatever happens to be the big business of their constituents. A congressman can talk about his district without end. because it's the most important thins on earth—to him. When it comes to an occupational classification of the members of the House, 244 of the 435 are found to be lawyers. This is 55 per' cent of the total, or almost exactly the same percentage as found in the Senate. i The next largest group is the businessmen. In the present House they number-82, or 18 per cent of the total. This' includes merchants, bankers, publishers, real estate and insurance men. This is approximately the same ratio of businessmen as has been logged in fecent sessions of the Senate. Farmers number 38 in this House, which is an Increase of about a third over 10 years ago. Teachers and professors number 22, a slight increase over previous Houses. There are six doctors in thl House—about the average number —and one dentist. Also a minister and a funeral director. Five of this session's congressmen are ex-FBI men. They are Hunter of California, Dodd of Con necticut, Velde of Illinois, Edmondson of Oklahoma and Burelson of Texas. This Is something of a postwar development in Congress. I is brought on, no doubt, by the rising interest in anticommunism and the belief that an ex-G-man has qualifications for coping with this problem. When it comes to miscellaneolir? occupations of congressmen, there is the usual variety found in any cross-section of Americans. Sikes of Florida is the champion joiner, belonging to 19 fraternal orders. Haley of Florida is a former president of Rlngling Bros, circus and married one of the Ringllng sisters. O'Hara of Illinois boasts that he obtained seven acquittals in a row in murder trials. Kelley of Pennsylvania and Rabaut of Michigan have fathered the most children— nine apiece. Young of Nevada belongs to the Society, of .American Magicians, and Congress could no doubt use a few more miracle workers. Westland of Washington won the National Amateur Golf Championship. About two thirds of the congressmen are college graduates, indicating that an education may help, but isn't absolutely necessary for anyone making a career of politics. Last but far from least, 10 ot this year's congressmen are con- gresswoincn. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Hollywood and Grape VINE: Fox is worried about Marilyn Monroe's ml- grains, headaches and air of depression. Insiders blame it on Joan Crawford's newsprint tongue-lashing and sniping at Marilyn from other directions. But Faith Domergue, the sultry brunette who got the super-sex treatment just before Marilyn came along, has a word of advice for her. . 'Marilyn shouldn't let club-women or jealous movie queens get her down.'"Faith told me. "She shouldn't change or let the studio apologize for her. Nobody can hurt he* If she stays as she is, holding her ground, being herself, she will be one of the great stars of all time." Faith admits she got the freeze from women, too, because of the publicity campaigns on "Vendetta" and "When Danger Lives." "But I didn't let it depress me," she said. "Women may not approve of an actress, but as long as they're curious, they'll come to see her films and bring their men along, too." Columbia's "Strongarm," teaming Roberta Haynes, Brod Crawford and John Derek, is a remake of Clifford Odet's "Golden Boy," the movie version of which made William Holden a star. U-I is going ahead In Its plan to use the title for a Piper Laurie- Rock Hudson flicker. JOHNSON SAW IT FIRST THE Hildegarde Neff - Gregory Peck blaze Is the talk of Paris and their meetings are openly commented on by French newspapers. As first pointed out here, ;he romance started during film- L n g of "The Snows of Kilimanjaro." Bella Darvi, Fox's new foreign glamorpuss, was the flame in Alex D'Arcy's life a little over a year ago. Alex Introduced her to Darryl Zanuck, who decided she had the makings of a new Oarbo. Inside on Oreer Garson's MGM contract: Her $5000-a-week deal ends in June, 1954, and a live- year non-exclusive contract paying her far less and allowing her to do outside pictures then begins. Lady Mary Lawford, Peter's mother, is making another try for an acting career. MGM curtailed her emoting when she was under contract to the studio. Rita L u p i n o, Ida's sister, launched a new act in a Houston, Tex., nitery. She dances solo In front of a three-piece band. SHE KNOWS THE ROPES TYPE-CASTING note: Margaret Barstow, who landed in the middle of many a cafe brawl as a cigaret girl at Ciro's, plays a hostess who breaks up a fight between Montgomery Clift and Ernest Borgnine In "From Here to Eternity." Benay Venuta says she s&w a 3-D movie—Dull, Dreary and Deadening. the Doctor Says- By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NBA Service Leukemia is a disease which was named and recognized more than a hundred years ago. Translated it means "white blood." _..„ :-.ol turn white in leukemia, but it does have n "whiteness" about it which is caused by the destruction of some of the normal red cells and the addition of large numbers of colorless cells which are known as wliiie cells or leucocytes. Normally, there are about. 5000 to 10,000 white cells or leucocytes in a cubic millimeter of blood— this being a very smnll amount of blood indeed. In many forms of leukemia the number of while cells rises to 30,000 or 40.000 and sometimes more than !00,000. There are both normal and abnormal kinds of white cells present. In the rapid or acute cases the body becomes overwhelmed with the abnormal white cells. In such eases weakness develops rapidly. There is likely to be bleeding from the gums or into the skin. I In the slower or more chronic cases, enlargement of the lyinpth glands in the armpits, groin or nec-k may be the first sign of the disease. The .spleen also is usually enlarged. Increasing fatigue Is another common early sign. Tne exact diagnosis of leukemia is mnde by examining ihc blood under the microscope. This Is done by Inking n small drop of blood nnrt counting the white cells. The blood is also smeared on (V glass slide, stnlncd with special dyes, nnd examined under the microscope. II is possible that Ipukcmia Is be- comiiiB more fronuont, although It may lUll b« coluid»r«d •• • I comparatively rare disease. It I should be realized, too, that there are' several kinds of leukemia, depending on the particular variety of white cells involved and on whether the condition is acute or chronic. . . CAUSE IS UNKNOWN Unfortunately, the cause of leukemia is not known. It is sometimes called cancer of the blood, but this Is not really correct because no one is yet entirely sure as to whether it is related to cancer or not. Also, it cannot be cut out by surgery as many cancers are. Victmis of leukemia, particularly those with chronic varieties, often can be helped temporarily by blood transfusions, X-ray treatments over the spleen, or by certain kinds of arsenic preparations taken by mouth. Other methods, including ACTH and cortisone, a;e being studied, though treatment of p.ny kind is still far from satisfactory. • JACO8Y ON BRIDGE fndplay Is Worth While Knowing By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service A conservative player might tail to reach n game in today's hand, but most experts would consider it well worth a play for 10 tricks. Since Murray Schnee, of Kew Gardens, Has Iren a well-known.bridge expert for imny years, he bid the 1 gaou like a ,'la.ih'and uiUy Iotia4 the winning line of play. West opened the deuce of diamonds, and East took the ace and returned the suit. Schnee naturally came up with the king of diamonds and looked for a way to limit the loss to three tricks. It was obvious that the club finesse had to be taken sooner or later, and since entries to the South hand were ratrer scrarce, he decided to try this maneuver at once. When the finesse of dummy's Jack of clubs held, Schnee returned to his hand with the king of hearts. West's spade discard NORTH (D) 45 VAJ3 • 1093 + AQJ6 WEST EAST 4J97643 AK10 VNone. VQ1098 »J62 4AQ74 + K1073 4952 SOUTH *A5 VK76542 «K85 + 84 East-West vul. North But South Wot 1 + > 1 * IV Pass 2 V Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 2 made it evident that East would sooner or later take two trump tricks. Since East had already taken the ace of diamonds, declarer could afford to lose no other tricks. Not at all dismayed by this unfortunate turn of events, Schnee finessed dummy's queen of clubs and cashed the ace of cluhs in order to discard n diamond. He next led dummy's last club. East dared not ruff, for then . Lex Barker vows that he has three flickers to do in Europe, but that in spite of his love for Lana Turner, he won't try for an 18- month tax exemption def,l as is her plan. Doesn't want to stay away from his two kiddies thai long. U-I's Barbara Rush and Fox's Jeffrey Hunter, who are Mr. and Mrs., have received their studios okay to co-star in a summer-stock version of "Voice of the Turtle' at the Robin Hood theater near Wilmington, Del. A battle is brewing between Errol Flynn and U-I over the title "The Golden Blade." Errors an nouncad it as the tag for his firs' independent movie in Europe and South could happily discard the low spade at no cost. East therefore discarded his last diamond and'declar^r ruffed. South entered dummy with the ace of trumps and led a diamond back. After ruffing the diamond Schnee led a • trump and allowed East to take his two trump tricks At this point East was down to his two spades. He led the ten or spades hopefully, but declarer played low and let the trick ride around to dummy's queen. This endplay thus brought the contrac home. Mae West is no longer interested in making a movie comeback since the deal for her to play a role in "Pal Joey" didn't jell. These days Mae's living quietly in Hollywood and completing her new play, "SexTette," which she plans to open on Broadway in the fall. Glynis Johns, one of England's brightest stars, plays a minor role and gets minor billing in Gene Tierney's British starrer, "The Day's Mischief." Olynis just happened to like the part, by gosh. Robert Mltchum's ready to tear someone limb from limb. His studio, RKO, refused to say "Yes" or 'No" to Columbia's offer to Bob to play Sergeant Warden in "From Here to Eternity" and Reverend Davidson in "Miss Sadie Thompson." While waiting for an answer -which never came—Mitchum lost The big wrangle over star billing in "Warpaint" has been settled. Robert Stack and Joan Taylor get equal billing over the title. Dialog that never gets on the screen: Three dozen movie stunt men were dunked in war paint and outfitted with braided hair for an Indian sequence in U-I's western. "Brady's Bunch". As the sun began to sink behind the studio back lot, Director George Sherman told assistant Phil Bowles to dismiss them: "Okay, fellows, that's all,** Bowles shouted, "Ride down to the corral and turn in your hair." 75 Years Ago In Blytheyillt Marvin Nunn is attending to business in Kansas City for a few days. Among the Blytheville High School track entries in Paragould next week are Russell Mosley, Homer Besharse, Lloyd Florman and Bill Godwin. Formal opening of the new Sterling Store, located at the corner of Main and Second streets, will b» held tomorrow morning beginning at eight o'clock, it was announced today by Manager P. W. Clark. LiUlt Jerry Clemens Is Just like the Russians. He prowls around with a slingshot and BB gun, but he can't convince the neighborhood cats his intentions are peaceful. Hail, Columbia! An»w«r to Prtviou* P»"'» HORIZONTAL .VEKTICAI, 1 Official 1 Fashion o! the District 2 Bewail of Columbia 1: 3 Exaggerate the American 4 Be vlctoriou* Beauty rose 5 Concludes 7 It is the 8 B«»thed federal district 7 Unbind ot the States 13 Deep gorje 14 Spotted 15 Atonement '16 Surgical saw 17 Sea (Fr.) "•18 Eurppean nation 20 Roof flnial 21 Terminal 22 Fish 23 Remark (ab.) 24 Drunkards 27 Promontory : 20 Mineral rock 30 Commit to memory 31 Disencumber • 32 Hops'kiln 33 People of all nations can be here 35 Gibes 38 Reverend (ab.) 39 Entreat 40 Roman bronze 42 Compass point 43 Erects 45 Picayune (coll.) 41! Incrustation on teeth • 48 DyestufI 50 Achieve 51 Cotton fabric 52 Next to 8 Demiioddess • . II Follower 28 Grafted (her.) 36 Narrow »word 10 Small candles 30 The Library 37 Nets 11 Storehouses of — is in 38 Label anew 12 Cotton Washington 39 Indiana town drilling 33 Legislative 19 Paid notices body in newspapers functioning I 5 . SM ' 27 Proboscis 41 Part of a play 43 Incursion 44 Cleansing substance Turns outwar 0 47 35 Body of water 49 Station (ab.) ZH- if W m

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