The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 28, 1953 · Page 6
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, April 28, 1953
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PAOB BIGOT *T-TTHl!Vn.T I! (AKK.T COURTCT 'HEWS 1 TUESDAY, APRIL 88,19S3 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICK8ON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- oHIce at Blythevillc, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October », 1911. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blythevllle or any suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mall, within a radius of 50 miles, 15.00 per year *2 50 for six months, J1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Lift ye up a banner upon the high mountain, exalt the voice unto them, shake the hand, that they may go Into the »at«« of the nobles. - Istlah 13:2. * * * Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the event Is in the hand of God. — George Washington. Barbs You'll never be broke if you've spent it all for something worth while. * * * A New York doctor says vacations cut down the death rate. At last, a substitute for spinach and »uerkraut juice. * » * Little kids who are smart will scrape off ft pair of muddy shoes instead of scraping up an argument with mother. » » • Even In the silent day« the safest movie wai the one that was a sound Investment. * * * It's customary to call golf clubs by number — or by names we don't dare print. Red Drive in Indo-China Dire Threat to Free Asia French Indo-China is composed of three states — Viet Nam, Laos and Cambodia. Viet Nam, in the north and along the east and south coasts, has 22,500,000 of "the 27,000,000 Indo-Chinese people and 123,000 of the 286,000 square milts. Thus far the Indo-Chinese war has heen concentrated in the northern part of Viet Nam. But now the battle has entered a new phase. Rebel Viet Minh troons. supplied by the Russians and Red Chinese, have moved into noi^hboring Laos to the south and west. Unless this drive can be crushed, a new crisis — possibly the worst of the war — will confront t h fe' French and the free world concerned with keeping: Indo-China out of Communist hands. Economically, Laos is a minor importance. Its population is not much more than a million, and it is covered w i t h mountains and plateaus. But stuatejrical- ly it could be of crucial significance both for Indo-China and for all Southgast Asia. A glance at the map shows that the western border of Laos is the Mekong River. Across the river for most of its length is tiny Thailand, independent, often willowy in the past, but stout enough to send combat units to fight with the LIN in Korea. For a small stretch up north, Burma is at the Laos border. Should the rebel Communists over- rim" Laos to the Mekong, Red pressures upon the free areas of Asia would be ringnified many times. A threat truit for a lonp: time has been distant would suddenly become close and immediate. This danger to the rest of Smitlipnst Apia has existed all along. It is the reason the fifrlitincr in Indo-China has been regarded as so vital to Asia's freedom. Neither Thailand nor Burma are basically strong, nor are they bucked up by close ties with any sinirle Ruronean now- er like the French. They would bfi hard put to hold out ntrainst a Red horde that had successfully knifed across Indo- Chiiifl aftpv soveii yoavs r>f trying. A further peril in the Laos camnaign is the prospect that Viet Minh forces may turn eastward, slash to the coast and Hius cut the Vietnamese lands in two. Tliis plus a push to the west would to a large degree render meaningless the continued defense of northern Tndo- China in the nopulous Hanoi region. Under such circumstances, a fed drive down the peninsula into Cambodia and toward centers like Saigon might develop, and might be extremely hard to stop. Obviously, the fate of Ttvdo-Cliirm and perhaps much more hangs in t h t balance of this new campaign. Successful resistance to it might so clip the rebels' wings as to clear the way for their final defeat. A French collapse would open the floodgates. The West should take alarm. While the Kremlin talks of peace, its puppets in Asia are putting dangerous new vigor into their drivfe to conquer the world's biggest continent!! It is not something to stand idly by and watch happen. Talkathon in the Shade The Communists are a humorless lot. They probably don't see the neat irony in their erecting a "permanent" truce building at Panmunjom to supplement the tired old tents that have served so long. Possibly we do them an injustice In suggesting they may be planning .another talkathon at the conference table. Maybe since portly Georgi Malenkov took over as premier there's a shortage of tent canvas. Still, other evidence exists to support the long-talk theory. Some Chinese soldiers recently lumbered up to the truce scene with a dozen or so young trees and planted them carefully around the building. It happened to be China's Arbor Day, which perhaps is excuse enough. But it's also possible that the Communists bfe 1 - lieve they will be getting nice shade from those trees before the last of the talks is held. Readers Views To the Editor: The letters some of the readers write In regard to sewers gave me a pain in the neck. I cannot conceive of any fair-minded person opposed to sewers and in the same breath demand industries for the town. What company 'would consider locating in a town with the sewage system we now have? I wonder if these people imagine all there Is to having Industries is Just writing to some company demanding they locate In Blythevllle 1 ? If these same people will observe in their travels over the country ail the signs In the towns inviting factories and telling the things they have to offer, there would be less said about our having factories. We have a wonderful educational system, fine churches, good water, and what we need also is people who will attend called meetings to plan for a greater city. Five will get you ten that none of the gripers attend. And speaking of taxes, it's worth all the taxes one could pay just for the privilege of living In this wonderful U. S. A. Mrs. Theodore Logan Views of Others It's A Strange World A curious commentary on this topsy-turvy world Is the London Observer's remark that capital investment in Great Britain Is considerably less than in Russia and the satellite countries. Great Britain is considered one of the capitalistic powers. Tlie countries in the Russian economic orbit are of the Marxist persuasion and are engaged obstensibly In a world-wide effort to destroy capitalism. By the yardstick of capital Investment in the tools of production, however, Russia and the satellites appear on the way to becoming greater capitalistic powers than Great Britain which once was banker for the world. What is happening is that Great Britain Is permitting Its industrial machinery to wear out became so much of its wealth is being sluiced off into the barren welfare schemes inherited from the socialists. After payments to shareholders industries In Great Britain are able to have on average only half of what they were saving before the war. The greatest problem now confronting the Blrtlsh government is to find some way of reviving capital investment in the took of production. And that could become the greatest problem confronting the United States • unless there is a reversal of present tax trends. It would be a strange upshot of the cold, war if It resulted in making capitalists of the communists and communists of the capitalists. —The Dally Oklahoman. SO THEY SAY It would be pretty tough on me If 25,000 other mayors asked for a dollar. — Mayor Kleon Kerr, Trementon, Utah, contributes a dollar on plea of Brilliant, Ohio, mayor who wants to build swimming pool. * * * I can say that enemy espionage rings are more intensively operated today than they have been at any previous time in the history of the country. — J. Edgar Hoover, FBI director. * * * She's going to be my eye» and I will be her ears. We'll get along all right. — Partially blind 8f-ycar-old clergyman weds 80-year-old hard-of- hcaring spinster. * * * Our attitude Is to take the Communists In good faith and this liaison group will continue to do that until we have reason to the contrary. — Rear Adni. John O. Daniel, chief UN negotiator. The One Cancels the Other Peter Cdson's Washington Column — Pentagons Red Tape Is One Big Bottleneck in Ammunition Supply Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— KlSS- ln' In TV westerns? 'Twlxt cowpokes and gals? I'm mighty sad, pardner, 'cause It's gonna, happen. A dad-blamed female from Goose Egg, Wyo., is a-startin' the whole revoltin', dis- gustin' practice. It's enough to make me gallop Into the sunset forever, but Laurie Anders will pucker up for leading man Harry Lauter in every last one of Ken Murray's home-parlor sagebrushers, "The M a r s h a 1's Daughter." Laurie, by gum, isn't even ashamed of herself. "Kids are awful sophisticated these days," she argued. "They see plenty of kissln' on TV and even mam klssln' Santa Claus. They don't pay it no mind now if a fella kisses a gal. Why, they're, all a-gettin' so smart they're gon- na kind start thinking It's funny —peculiar—when a cowboy keeps kissing his horse." You know. The gal could be right. It finally happened. A cigaret announcer on TV took a long, satisfying drag on his sponsor's weed —and then doubled up coughing. It should happen more often. Then we wouldn't have to look at guys lighting up. There must be better ways to sell cigarets. Jack Benny is all set for his weekly CBS radio show next season but his sponsor would like more frequent TV appearances than this year's every-thlrd-week WASHINGTON —(NBA)— If you have been puzzled at all by the stories out of Washington on ammunition shortages in Korea, here is one answer, bound in red tape. It is a highly condensed account of the pilgrim's progress of an order through the Office of the Chief of Ordnance in the Pentagon. The account is Peter Edson taken from a chart prepared for Assistant. Secretary of Defense W. J. M*Ne", and shown to Sen. Margaret Chase Smith's subcommittee investigating the ammo shortage. It Involves, in full, 104 stops through 15 different offices. In some of them it goes through three times. So if you like travel and don't mind a rough ride, hop on the magic carpet of this piece of paper and see where it takes you: Office of the Comptroller, Budget Program Branch, receives 15 copies of order. Checks for completeness. Delivers eight copies to Central Requisition Unit. Makes caret record. Files two copies. Prepares periodic reports on type of jurchase requests received. The Fiscal Management Division gets six copies. It assigns fiscal register numbers to all copies and enters them in the control register. It audits the disposition form and prepares an indorsement to same, indicating reimbursements required. One copy is posted and the others are delivered to the Production Service Branch. You are now in Field Service Division, General Supply Branch, Central Requisition Unit. It receives the papers from the Budget Program Branch, logs in, prepares action folder (now we're going some place) routes to appropriate unit, delivers to appropriate unit, files copy of routing slip for follow-up and after action is completed, files copies of all documents. The Distribution Section then gets it, logs It In, screens against availability iii stock, prepares form recommending procurement (at last!), logs out, prepares a control card, files copies and delivers to the Requirements Branch. RB determines if this stuff is to be supplied from stock or by new procurement. (Hey, didn't they do that before?) Anyway, It prepares disposition form and. delivers to Fiscal Management Branch, with a copy to the Ammunition Branch. Next it goes to Central Planning which screens it again, ". enters in log and delivers to appropriate materiel branch. Eight copies of the prbgram document letter of transmittal and a summary of the program or change (already they need summaries) are entered in the log. Six copies go to the Work Authorization Committee which enters In log and files copy. (Are you still with us? Well, to make 'a long Journey short, We will now by-pass five offices and IB-steps and go directly to the Office of the Chief of the Ammunition Branch.) He reviews the program document (he would!). But he signs It (bully for him!). The Chief of the Procurement Planning Section then reviews it some more and gives it to the Requirements Unit. The Requirements Unit establishes the correct nomenclature, assigns item numbers, drafts pro- item file, accumulates items on production forecast sheet, files one copy and gives others to the Budget and Cost Unit. B & C inserts dollar value for units on procurement authority forms, checks unit and total costs, and if Insufficient, initiates action for ^increase. (Somebody along the line, was sure to find it would cost more.) So it assigns a station operating account number and a management fund number and prepares a letter of trnasmittal. It then transmits the letter of transmittal. It goes to the Operations Unit, which consolidates the procurement authorities on the program document in proper format and reproduces the program document on the letter of transmittal. Eight copies go back to the Chief of the Ammunition Branch and the other copies are held for distribution when the program' Is approved. Approval must come from the Work Authorization Committee, which consists of the Chief of Ordnance and his division chiefs. They meet twice weekly to review pro. gram documents. If disapproved, they are returned to the Industrial Division for adjustments. If approved, the secretary of the committee is authorized to certify funds on the letter of transmitta] and countersign for the committee. The papers now go back to the appropriate materiel branch in the Industrial Division to the Operations Unit. (You'll recall they were holding some copies back a ways, till somebody told 'em what to do with 'em.) But now released, some copies go to Picatinny Arsenal for the information of Research and Development men. Some copies go back to the Office of the Chief of Ordnance, and some (believe it or not) go to the Ordnance Ammu- nilion Center at Joliet, 111. AH it has to do Is make the ammunition. W, Bradley, Jr., of Greensboro, N. C., played the East-West boards and won for Princeton. A comic 'note was struck when _ the judges found that an entry i made by Oswald Jacoby and his | partner, John F. Fish, both of No| tre Dame University tied for third place North-South honors. They thought that this was just a schoolboy's prank, but it happened to be my son, James Oswald Jacoby, using his middle name for the fun of it. (When he gets home he's going to have to do some explaining about how he missed first place!) Today's hand is taken from this year's Intercollegiate contest. South reaches a contract of four spades by normal bidding and has to play the hand extremely well because of the very bad trump break. West opens the queen of diamonds, holding the trick, and continues the suit. South ruffing. South, naturally lays down the ace of spades, expecting no trouble with the hand. When East discards a diamond, South realizes that he will lose two trump tricks in addition to a diamond and a club unless he plays the hand with great care. The right line of play is to switch immediately to clubs, forcing out West's ace. West's best defense is to return a heart, dummy winning with the ace. South now ruffs another diamond, and Is much relieved when this is not overruffed. South cashes the rest of his clubs, takes the queen of hearts and the king of hearts, and Is lucky enough to get all of these tricks by without a ruff by West. The risk must be taken, however, for if West can ruff the hand is hopeless. By this time, both West and gouth are reduced to three trumps. South leads a low trump towards dummy's nine, and West is helpless. He must step up with the Jack of trumps to win the trick, and now he must return a spade up to South's king-ten. • A substantial number of college bridge players made this'difficult contract, thus indicating that our colleges will. soon produce a new crop of bridge experts. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written tor NBA Service Parents and prospective parents transfusions to an Rh negative per- quite often become excited when they her.r something about a mysterious substance in the blood known us the Rh factor, and when they hear that if they have the wrong kind, their child may suffer from a disease called erythroblas- tosis fetalis. P The subject Is a complicated one, but briefly, the Rh factor Is a substance of obscure nature which about 87 out of 100 of us have. These persons have Rh positive blood, while the 13 per cent who do not have an Rh factor are said to have Rh negative blood. These two kinds of blood do not always act favorably on each other. When a person with Rh negative blood is sensitive to Rh positive blood, a severe reaction with chills and fever can develop from a blood transfusion of Rh positive blood. Also, If an "Rh negative" mother (but only one who is sensitive to Rh positive blood) carries an Rh positive child, the child may have the disease known as erythroblastosis . fetalis. Such an infnnt becomes jaundiced and ner- lously 111. Men or women who arc Rh positive have little to worry about. However, If an Rh negative man were given several Rh positive blood transfusions he might get undesirable reactions. An Rh negative woman can become sensitive to Rh positive blood In the event that she receive* a transfusion of Rh p6sitive blood or by currying * child with Rh positive blood. This can be avoided by not giving Rh poiitlvi blood i|ourler, If both parents have Rh negative blood, the child will 'always be Rh negative and no trouble will come. If the father has Rh positive and the mother Rh .negative blood the child may he Rh positive and therefore react badly with the mother. However, the first child (and often later ones) of an Rh negative mother married to an Rh positive man will almost always be healthy, unless the mother has received Rh positive blood tranafu- s i o n s previously. These blood transfusions should be watched. Take Proper Mea«UM« Only one woman in from 25 to 50 with Rh negative Wood who has an Rh positive husband becomes sensitive to the Rh factor and gives birth to a baby with erythroblastosis. Even If this should occur, proper measures In r.nticlpatlon and transfusions of blood will save the lives of a large proportion of such Infants. Here 1? a summary of the situation: Both parents Rh nejative—noth- ing to worry about; both parents Rli positive—little to worry about; father nb negative, mother Rh positive—nothing to worry about; father nti positive, mother Rh negative-occasional difficulty. AFTER THROWING a series of monkey wrenchea into the United Nations machinery, Vlshlnaky conv plains that It isn't operatlnn «ue- ccssfully. — Bristol (Va.) Herald- • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Switch to Clubs 1$ Correct Play By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NBA Service When the Intercollegiate Contract Bridge Tournament for 1953 was held recently, teams representing Purdue and Princeton University won. More than 300 students In 110 leading colleges and universities in all parts of the United States took part in.the con- NORTH 4952 VAQJ M 47643 EAST *None V 10864 • AKS7S4 *10»8 SOUTH (D) 4AK1064J WEST 4QJS7 »732 • QJ10 + A52 4>2 + KQJ Both tides vul. We* Ncrih CM* 1 * Pass 1 N.T. Put 3* Pasa 4 A PHI Pmti Pan Opening lead—4 Q test. Frank McClure of Wooater, Ohio, and Carey Yelton, 'Jr., of Warren, Ohio, pltytd the North- South cards mid won for Purdue. Harlow S. Lewis, II, of Ben Avon Heights, Pennsylvania, and David schedule. The debate Is on and Jack's Idea is an hour show one* a month. "It would be a lot easier, more important and the sketch wouldn't have to take up the whole show," he argues. LUIGI COMES OF AGE ^ I THE CBB-TV eye is gleaming over 21-year-old Vlto Scotti'a new characterization of an old favorite. Luigi, on "Life With Luigi." Scot- tl, an Italian actor with minor stage and movie bit role experience, replaced Irishman J. Carrol Nalsh and his first performance In the role was summed up by CBS* Harry Ackerman, who told me: "Luigi finally is what he's supposed to be—a sensitive Italian and not a push-cart peddler." Scotti's confessing that the role came very easily. "I've lived with a feminine Luigi for a long time-r- my mother." Ann Robinson and auto executive Bob Turner are talking about a June wedding. . .Youve seen the last of the Liz Taylor baby photos. MCM just rang down the curtain on the family stuff in fayor of ye olde glamor Dean Martin's now wearing glasses and telling everyone: "I'm using 'em to ho my eyes in. ild NOBODY is quite so innocent!? egotistical as the young man who decides what kind of a girl he is go- Ing to marry. — Klngsport (Tenn.) Times. OVERHEARD: "She belongs ta the ages — the middle ages." — Rocky Mount (N.C.) Telegram. WHEN THINGS turn green nowadays, you don't know it it's spring envy or chlorophyll. — Asheville Citizen. POME In Which The Point Is Made That Over-indulgence In Spirits Is Sometimes More Harmful Than Profitable: Those who falter in their cups Seem to have more downs than ups. — Atlanta Journal. 75 Years Ago In Blytheviite— Miss Kathryn Denton of Memphis will arrive tonight to be the guest of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. W. I. Denton. W. A. Afflick is moving his Western Auto store tomorrow from tlif building at 221 West Main to th~ Harry Reldman building at 105 West Main Street. Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Taylor entertained members of Mrs. Taylor's 'bridge club, the Young Matronj club, and their husbands at a bridge party at their home Thursday night. Mrs. Dixie Crawford and Murray Smart won the high score prizes. Well, we survived the winter without seeing any pictures of Harry Truman in his honky- tonk shirts at Key West, and now we have a summer ahead free, from fretting about Joe Stalin's health, says Arch Near- brite. Video Actress ] Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 58 Heavenly ^"JL. "T°ree y fluid GrS 58 Plant 5 She —- been VERTICAL seen on "Studio One" 8 She also has appeared on "Celebrity 12 Paradise 13 Fruit drink 14 Algerian seaport 15 Winter vehicle 18 Decay 17 Go by aircraft 18 Infirm 20 Hurls 22 Male cat 23 Separate column 24 Doctrine 27 Footlike part 28 Biblical prophet 31 Poemi 32 Saucy 33 Wand 14 Harem room 35 Go by 38 Get up 17 Gibbon 18 Wilt 39 Tries 40 Emmet 41 Number 42 Marsupial 45 Raniom 41 Mortuary roll 50 An 12 Gallic II Succession (prefix) 34 Edit 15 Ciftmon/ 1 Promontory 2 Indolent 3 Sharp 4 Inscribes 5 Seraglio 6 Bustle 7 Colonizers 8 Brown bread 9 Angers 10 Female horse 11 Son of Seth 19 Land parcel 21 Hops' kiln 24 Implement 25 Icelandic myths 26 Approach 27 Nuisance 28 Goddess of discord 29 Misplaced 39 Golf device 40 Perfume 41 Hobo 42 Mothers (coll.) 30 Roman date 43 Encourage 44 Cosmic order 46 Indian 32 Business associates 35 Window glass 47 Italian city 36 Makes lard 48. Recompense from fat 51 Narrow inlet To n

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