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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, April 27, 1953
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PAGE SIX (ARK.T COUTtlRR NEWS MONDAY, APRIL 27, IMS TUB BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COUBIEB NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, PublUher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant PublUher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor . PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York Chicago, Detroit, AOanU, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con- <gress, October 9, 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any •uburban WOT where carrier service is main- yn,wtWn a radius of 50 miles, *5.00 per rear $250 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, »12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, »nd there are many adversaries. — I Cor. 16:9. * * * The secret of success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. — Benjamin Disraeli. Barbs When you're a golfer it's a simple matter to hang an alibi on a hook. * * * A movie star went to court over a masseur's »700 bill. Sounds as If she was rubbed the wrong w»y. * * * The little folks who wish they were grown-ups will want to he young again when they get their wish. * * * It's > ioush break for the pessimist when there's not enough trouble to s« around. * * * Just a slip of the pen can cause a man a lot of expense, says an economist. Or just a slip of a girl. Fear of Peace Depression Amounts to Fear of Peace Peace is no peril. So spoke Secretary of the Treasury Humphrey in trying to allay fears that depression is the inescapable alternative to war — or cold war. The reassurance was timely. Both at home and abroad, there has been too much fear-mongering over the prospect that a serious slackening of tension would plunge America and the free world into a pit. Another fresh expression of confidence in the U.S. economy came the other day from the nation's big motor-makers in Detroit. Wade Jones, in a dispatch for NEA Service aimed at measuring the possible impact of peace on the automobile capital, reports the top firms are expecting civilian production needs to offset any likely curtailment in defense output. Worries over readjustment are natural, but to compound these into monumental fears is to reveal either a neurotic outlook toward the world or a weird sense of values. The logic of this attitude is this: We do not dare slack off our war and defense efforts, for they are maintaining the free world's economy at its present high level, and without them we cannot get along. This amounts to saying that we have an established, permanent interest in keeping on with war or cold war. It amounts to saying that \ve are afraid of peace, No American wants to believe that, or should. If it were true, then Russian propaganda would be justified. For the Hussians have been saying for 35 years that free capitalist economies cannot sustain themselves without the external stimuli of war or imperialistic exploitation. Certainly we did suffer a great depression, and certainly most of the economic growth we have had since then has been tangled up with war, its aftermath, and cold war. But the whole foundation of-this nation's economy, the entire pattern of world trade and industry, has been altered in the 20-year interval since depression struck. Many of the changes are not for the bettor, but a large number are. In America, for instance, the population base is vastly greater than in 1933. Industry and the service trades, all aside from defense activity, are on a far broader footing. Thus the national market is greater and the country's ability to sustain a high levtl likewise enhanced. That docs not mean we are depression-proof. The system we have is so complex, so dependent upon the' variables of world conditions, that anyone would be foolish to declare it is invulnerable. But there is one other important difference between now and the big depression. Today we know in advance that President will at the first signal of real trouble marshal all the power of government to prevent an economic crisis. Many props and safeguards already exist for certain parts of the economy; the whole would be shored up vigorously if it started to sag. Humphrey has given a fitting answer to those who talk of peace as if it &ere something to be chased from under the bed. After all, it is supposed to he the normal state. Things have come to a fine pass if we have to fear normality. Nazi-Like Protest The people of Israel, a freshman nation which has just observed its fifth birthday, must feel a deep sense of shame that an Israeli extremist brutally assaulted the great violinist, Jascha Hfcifetz, on his recent visit there. The thug struck Heifetx on the right hand with an iron bar. Luckily it did not handicap his ability to play, although . the injury was painful. Sensible Israeli folk surely understand that this gesture was every bit as crude as any cruelty of the Nazis, against which this act was intended to protest. Some extremists were angered that Heifetz had played music by Richard Strauss, who once accepted a post of position and honor from the Nazis. The attack was merely the physical expression of extremist hate for anything Nazi. We can have sympathy for all those who suffered at Nazi hands. But we cannot agree that truth and order and decency are advanced by adopting Nazi methods. Nor can we agree that music should be tainted with politics. Great music is universal in its appeal. It should not be stopped at the border and asked to show its passport. headers Views To the Editor: Being interested In the present and future of Blytheville, I have read everything concerning the sewer situation and am Impressed by the lack of recognition of tile fact that any addition to the already high cost of living here will work a veal hardship on many citizens, maybe even causing them to seek cheaper locations. Increases in utilities and taxes have already been pointed out. Having been a property owner here since 1922, I am among those who feel that we have done our part in paying lor sewers. If what, we have paid for was a mistake, as has been suggested, It was not ours, was it? I would like an explanation of the plan to base charges for a new system on monthly water bills. I do not see the logic of it. A Reader To the Editor: I am against a sewer tax in my district. As one who struggled to get ours paid ... I am strictly against another tax. Mrs. Nola Shamlin 808 Clark Views of Others Point Of View Almost every day we hcnr from older people that we're fusiiin^ about our everyday lives, living too last, and that we should live the way grandpa lived. I think this is the "old bunk" and the same people who dish it out will be the first to tip you olf without reuH'/Ang what they've doing. Under another topic of conversation they will tell you how hard it used to be to make a living, that grandpa worked from 5 a.m. until 8 p.m. six days a week and that his wife almost matched those hours in the home. Now who's burning themselves out? The men who work 40 hours each week or grandpa who worked 70 or 80? —Can-oHton iGa.) Times-Free Press. SO THEY SAY There are no seal.s, doors or windows — but God is here. — Memphis, Tenn., minister holds Sunrise services in unfinished church. * * * People will expect a big cut In spending when actually Korea and the war there represents a very small part of the military spending picture. -Senator Taft says possible Korean truce will make budget-slashing job "even harder." * * i * I am having the finest time of my life and 1 am not dead. — Ex-President Truman denies reports he died on Hawaiian vacation. * * * I'm lost. My cousin Is lost. My other cousin is lost, too. We're all lost. - Little girl lo policeman at White House egg-rolling. * * * I want In die. — Fred McMamis, teon-agrd killed o« five. End of the Line Peter Edson's Washington Column — Some GOP Brass Would Get Boot If All-Out Clean-Up Were Waged Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Behind the Screen: Bob Mitchum'6 work ing in the first 3-D picture about a professional prize fighter but he's wishing some other brawny male had been picked by destiny for the chore. Faked blows look like faked blows in three dimensions so Bob's letting Jack Palance connect with solid blows in their fight scenes for "Second Chance." And he's groaning between scenes: 'We re throwing legitimate punches and my brains are being jarried loose." There's been talk of a feature- length movie based on the father- and-daughter characters Charles Farrell and Gale Storm play in their half-hour telefilm^. "My Little Margie," but Charley's hoping they won't be rushed Into a fasl deal. ' 'We won't celebrate our first anniversary on the air until September," he says, "and our show is getting better all the time. J hope they'll wait on the movie idea until It's demanded by our audience." Sign-of-the-times note: Stars working this week in movies for theaters: 14. Stars working in films for television; -44. WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The final test on Republican administration personnel policy will have ts showdown in the State Department. Republican senators who failed in their effort to block the appointment of Charles E. Bohlcn as .ambassador to Moscow are determined to clean out every official who had "nny- rcter Edson thing to do with the Truman - Acheson foreign policy. Such a housecleaning, if carried extremes, would remove some real top braid. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles was himself a special ambassador and United Nations representative under the last administration. His undersecretary. Gen. Walter B. Smith, was director of the Central Intelligence Agency. Four of Dulles' assistant secretaries of State are U* S. Foreign Service career men who had important positions under Mr. Acheson. They are Livingston T. Merchant, in charge of European af- nlrs; John M. Cabot, Latin-Amer- can affairs; Henry A. Byroncie, liddle East and. African affairs; Robert D. Murphy, United Nations affairs. Harold F. Linde.r. assistant Scc- •ptary of State for Economic Af- airs, wants to resign as soon as Secretary Dulles can find a successor. Paul H. Nitze, another holdover as head of the Policy Planning Staff, will leave soon for a Defense Department job. George F. Kennan. first head of ,hc Policy Plamune; Staff, has been dropped by Secretary Dulles. But Kcnnan's sacrifice—considered a real blow to U. S. Foreign Ser- j vice* morale—has not satisfied Re- ( jublican n^MUeian.s who want the j scalps of the others. Americii Has It Bad, Ton .A tonm of OEEC—Organization 'or European Economic Coopera- :ion—offioiuLs has been in Wash- ,fip;ion for sonic clays, funi;iiij, r the :>lws over the outlook in the for- tier Marshal] Plan countries un- css the U. S. liberalizrs its trade joMries HO as to admit more western European exports. Bui (.hoy met their match for fiioom \vhtMi thin- e:\mc lo The U. I S. Treasury to tell their story to Secretary George M. Humphrey, Deputy Secretary W. Randolph Burgess and Assistant Secretary Andrew N. Overby. With charts and slides and diagrams, the Americans presented the picture of U. S. finance—national debt of $267 billion, budget unbalanced by $10 billion, Congress demanding foreign aid cuts, tax cuts and all that. When the presentation was over and the lights went on in the conference room. Secretary Humphrey said, "Well, any questions?" There was a moment's awful Kil- nnce. Then Andy Overby put in". ". . .or any suggestions?" Both sides guffawed, and with the tension thus broken over realization that the U. S. had it bad over here, too, they got down to business. Another "Conflict of Interest" . One of the men whom Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson wants to appoint as an assistant secretary of Defense—if Congress will only waive the conflict-of-interest law which requires a government official to dispose of his private stock holdings in companies with wbifh the government does business—is Willard F. Rockwell, Pittsburgh industrialist. Mr. Rockwell is chairman of the board of his own Rockwell Manufacturing Co. He is also chairman of the board of Timken-Detroit Axle, Timken Silent Automatic Co., and Standard Steel Spring. He is a director of American Liability Insurance Co. of Boston, Commercial National Bank and Trust Co. of New York, and the People's First National Bank and Trust Co. of Pittsburgh. During World War n Mr. Rockwell served in Army-Navy Munitions Board, War Production Board and U. 3. Martime Commission. But to sell his stock holdings now to take a regular government Job would mean too much of a sacrifice. So he's temporarily serving Mr. Wilson merely as a consultant and adviser on logistics. Senate Poet Senate debate, on the tidelands oil bill, which has been going on so lone Uint few people can remember when it began, has now reached the sfnsc of poetry. Sen. Clinton Anderson of New Mcxk'o, Ion diner opponent of the admini.--:r;ition's tidelands bill, came up with tins definition of the historical Florida off-shore boun- dary line, which in 1868 was defined as "following the Gulf Stream": An imaginary line is the waist Which seldom stays long where it's placed; But ambles and skips Twixt the shoulders and hips According to popular taste. HellO, Mamie? Mrs. Charles E. Wilson, wife of the Defense Secretary, has confided to women reporters that the greatest convenience in her new Washington apartment home is the White House telephone. Anytime her husband wants to speak to a fellow cabinet member, all he has to do is pick up the White House phone. That connects him directly with the White House switchboard at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. Mrs. Wilson can use the phone to talk to Mamie, too. But the only visitors allowed to use the phone are other cabinet members or their wives. Backlog: of Civil Claims Suits The U. S. Department of Justice is five years behind in bringing government civil claims suits to trail, according to Warren E. Burger, new assistant attorney general in charge of this work. There are some 15,000 of these backlog cases. If the government collected all that was claimed in them, it would be richer by over $300 million. Nearly $8 million have been lopped off the department's $191 million budget by Attorney General Herbert Brownell in the Interest of economy. But he has given Burger's civil division—formerly known as the claims division—40 instead of 24 lawyers to help clean up. Assistant Attorney General Burger, who hails from St. Paul, was identified as coming from Minneapolis when he first arrived in Washington — including one such reference in this column. A number of St. Paul's leading citizens, who have a "We Ain't Mad, but—" club to defend local civic pride and protest any confusion between the rival Twin Cities, wrote in letters of protest. These letters were shown to Mr. Burger with apologies. He looked over the file and then observed wryly. "I detect a strange Bilence from Minneapolis, and no expressions of gratitude from the citizen- r ythere for the gift that has been made them." n Susan Hayward. w h o's been wanting to return to meanie roles for a change, gets her wish. She's almost sure to be Messalina in "Demetrius the Gladiator," sequel to "The Robe." ALAS FOR LANZA INSIDERS who know how other 'difficult" stars have found it impossible to work in Hollywood after being fired by one studio are saying that Mario Lanza will get no offers from other majors now that MGM has fired him. It's the ! code of the west. the Doctor Says- By KDIVIN P JORDAN. M.D Written fur NEA Service A common cause of pain in the Iocs is the result of foot trouble. jiarilcul».rly flat feet. When the arches have collajj.sod and fire flat, new strains appear. These strains are sometimes felt in the EeM, but sometimes also they act on the muscles or joints of the lf£.s and cause pain in these areas more than in the feet themselves. Incidentally, flat feet can cause backache, fatigue and several other things which too often go un- recogui'/.eti. Pain of such origin should, of course, be treated by correcting the tool, trouble. This involves more thf:n just wefii'lnc a part or support. Instruction in standing and walk- inp is important; special exercises, contrast, foot hiUhs- and othcv measures are usually needed in addition to proper shoeing. Another type of pain in the legs is one which comes on in Die call muscles after walking a few blocks J'apidly or climbing stairs. This condition ROCS under the name of intermiltent claudicatlon. It is fjiusrd by Insufficient supply of . blood to tho muscles because of I hardening of the arteries in the ICRS. Dunns rest the circulation is adequate, mil exercise increases the need for blood. This condition always requires the advice of a doctor, because it may be a sign of hardening; of the arteries elsewhere a.s well. A person with this kind of pain should avoid taking so much exercise that it brings on the Piiin. in the leys which occur at night only and which may even wake A lot of people complain of pains them up from a sound sleep. This is a rather puzzling condition but it is, probably connected somehow with the circulation of the blood in the leus. OTHl.ll POSSIBLE CAUSES People with this symptom often say that if they get up and walk around for a short time the pain or cramp will disappear. In others walking around does not relieve the pain and other measures have to be Iried. Neuritis or sciatica can also cnuse !PR pain-;. Other riisenses of the clidilution, such as Buerger's disease, are possibilities. Tumors of a bone or Joint, arthritis and some other rare conditions have to be considered in people who have leg pains, the cause of which cannot be readily identified. e JACOBY ON BRIDGE Figure This Hand • With Point Count r liy OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service In toddy's hand South's response of two no-trump shows balanced distribution, a count of 13 to 15 points, and stoppers in all of the unbld suits. In tMs ra--e South does not have a stopper in clubs, but his length In the suit makes It reasonably safe for him to bid no- trump. North cannot pass this forcing response and goes to game in no- trump since his distribution Is balanced. When West opens the four of spades, South counts his tricks. He cnn expect to win three spades, four diamonds, and one club. If East happens lo have the ace of hearts, South can eventually make a heart trick. Otherwise, South must develop his ninth trick in clubs. South's best plan is to develop the clubs rather than to rely on good luck in hearts. Moreover, the clubs must be developed in such a way as to prevent East from gaining the lead. After winning the first trick with the jack of spades, South leads a low club and allows West to hold the trick with his queen. West, continues spades, and South wins NORTH (D) .WEST A97642 V A94 • 1062 *KQ 783 • AKJ8 ijk A53 EAST A 105 VQ J102 • 9543 # J107 SOUTH A AKJ VK85 » Q7 * 9 8 6 4 2 North-South vul. North East South West 1 » Pass 2 N.T. Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—A 4 again and .once more allows West to hold a club trick with the king. Regardless of what West does now, declarer can win, cash dummy's ace of clubs, and return to his hand in order to cash the rest of the clubs. It is interesting to note that South loses his contract if he Is in too much of a hurry to take dummy's ace of clubs. As a result of this play, East would win a trick sooner or later with the jack of clubs. This would permit him to return a heart through South's king, whereupon the defenders would take three heart tricks. The Terry Moore-Robert Wagner marriage flash should have been 'spread bjl 'Phony Express" Instead of the wires. And the e(udio is burning over identification of, Wagner as the son of a millionaire. Dean Miller ol CBS - TV's 'T'here's One in Every Family" and Betty Ann Grove of "The Big Payoff" oh the same network are on the same romantic wave-length, too. <s Polly Bergen's frank quote on celebrating three years of marriage with Jerome Courtland: "I never figured we'd make it.". . . Tony Dexter is beaming over his lead in "Captain John Smith and Focahontas." He's been trying to shake the Valentino label for two years and Smith could do it. . . Bill Bendix groaning about the telecasting of his old movie, "The Hairy Ape": "It's played at least 100 times and I haven't collected a quarter." PLANNED TO SCOOT IP Pox hadn't picked-.up Jeanne Crain's option for another year, she'd have scooted "to England to play the lead in "But Gentlemen Marry Brunettes," Anita Loos' Ge- quel to "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes." Irving Berlin's follow-up picture to "There's No Business Like Show Business" at Fox will be a musical partly based on his own life, with the greatest footage devoted to his Music Box revues. Grace Moore rose to stardom through one ,of Berlin's early stage musicals. In the Hollywood spotlight: Ths Sportsmen's Quartet. They ran a singing commercial on the Jack Benny show seven years ago into a million-dollar enterprise. Current activities: the Benny show, counting money from a Texas oil well* real estate, night clubs, a music publishing lirm, radio and a TV series. "Nickelodeon Theater." The Boy Scouts of America refused lo give their approval to the book, "Be Prepared," by B. E. Cochran, but they're cooperate Ing 100 per cent with Fox in the studio's film version of the tome starrinf; Clifton Webb. The screen play deletes the parts of the book: that Boy Scout chieftains found objectionable. 15 Years Ago In BlytheYille — Mrs. Byron Morse, Mrs. C. W. At- , flick and Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Hub- " bard are among the Blytheville people In Paragould today for the concert the Blythevilie band will present there. Harold Sternberg, B. Q. West, Louis Applebaum and E. C. Patton. are In New Orleans for the cotton shippers convention. Dr. Edna Nies will leave tonight for Boston where she will be assistant, physician in the Dover Street Proctology Clinic for a month. sfi In a speech to young men last night, Judge Boles remarked they shouldn't be misled by advertising and that having your portrait painted with a glass of whisky in your hand wasn't a necessary symbol of success. Breakfast Fare Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 meal 4 Ham and . Sl-amb 12 Born 13 Nostril 14 Leah's son (B.J.) 15 Vase 4 Finisher 5 Win 6 Seizes 7 the breakfast table 8 Snips 9 Goddess of youth 10 Above I" v a^ l|j ftDQVe 16 Denunciations \\ Leaning tower28 Sacred image « Wait 18 Makes soggy site 20 Musical drama 17 Wakened 21 Make a mistake 22 Sugar cream 24 Italian coins 26 Egyptian goddess 27 Wrong (prefix) 30 Mountain nymphs 32 Italian seaport 34 World 35 Reviser 36 Interest (ab.) 37 Prosecvitor 39 Eat 40 Views 41 Wooden pin 42 Meaner 45 Small bouquet 49 Without a will 51 Spinning toy 52 Expired 53 Chooses 54 Before 55 Shade trees 56 Newcomers 57 Scottish river VERTICAL 1 Burden 2 Air (prefix) i 3 Sorest _ 19 Reverie 23 and bacon 24 Places "" Press r.Ernit 27 Mollified 29 Dry 31 Medicine givers 33 Pheasant broods 38 Get away 40 Poppy . rolls (pi.) 41 Extract juice 43 Indigo 44 Part of a plant 40 German king 47 Blood 4R Sword used in fencing 50 Weight measure

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