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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, November 15, 1954
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FACE FOUR ••—• i THI BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl COURIER NEWS CO. H. W RAINES, Publisher mARBT A. HAINES. Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUanU, Memphis. _ _ Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Con, October 9, 1917. BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.)' COURIER Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION HATES: Bj carrier in the city of Blytheville or »nj suburban town where carrier service is maintained. 35c p«r week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per ye»r, 12.50 for six months. $1,25 (or three months; bj m»U outside 50 mile zone. »12,50 per year payable in idvance. Meditations And he was sad at that saylnf, and went away grieved: for he had rreat possessions.—Mirk 10:22. * * * Joy cannot unfold the deepest truths. Cometh white-robed Sorrow, stooping and wan, and fling- eth vide the door she must not enter.—George MacDonald. Barbs A picture of good health looks fine framed in any sort of a hat. » * # A spray used in some orchards keep apples from filUni—but has no effect on sticks thrown by kits. * * * An Ohio man whose wife was granted a divorce was awarded a bathing suit from the house hold •fleets. All set for another plunge. * * * Re's a smart self-made roan who admit* that Uf wife bossed the Job. * * * Now is the time when dad 1« perfectly willing to tot someone else try out the sleeping porch. Some Additional Costs In Public-Private Power Area Just what may or may not be good for the United States in the Dixon- Yates, West Memphis steam plant deal, we wouldn't profess to know. But we're willing to wager this bickering will cost •omeona in the end, mainly the taxpayers, rate-payers and freight-payer* of Mississippi Power and Light, Arkansas Power and Light and Tennessee Valley Authority—though we're not sure where the latter gets its funds for this activity. The former stand to be lha heavy payers in the deal. Reasoning behind this thought is not too difficult to discern once you get on the receiving end of some of the claptrap both the TV A proponents and the private utilities are handing out. ]n an average day, this newspaper, certainly not much of a target for public relations men, gets from two to four pieces of mail concerning the controversial Dixon-Yates, West Memphis plant. When things really get hot, telegrams are dispatched from Washington, as neither faction wants the newspapers of the nation to miss a thing. • ' Now, ordinarily we wouldn't object to this sort of attention from the powers that be in the power field. But it so happens that no newspaper with a shred of self - respect would swallow the stories these fellows are handing out. Besides, Associated Press, and United Press, of whicli most daily newspapers are a member, cover Washington like the smog over LA's Pershing Square. Dixon-Yates is a hotter than usual topic »nd thus gets even better coverage. So, the breathless messages of wisdom from Washington and Memphis are found each day in the lower reaches of our groaning wastbasket. Point is, if one little Arkansas daily gets such attention, the boys on the metropolitan sheets niust be getting Texas T-bones and oodles of "miscellaneous merchandise." And we won't give you five minutes to figure out whose power bill and whose rate base are going tu be Vhe J'aUei 1 for it Yoshida's Proposal In the interest of the security of the United States and the entire free world, we must hope that the current visit of Premier Shigeru Yosliida of Japan to this country proves fruitful. The aged Japanese leader is here, of course, partly to express gratitude for all that America has done to assist Japan since the close of World War 11. But more importantly, his visit is intended to dramatize his nation's serious economic plight and to stimulate remedial measures. Put simply, Japan's problem is the Mm* on* many European countries faced at the war'i end. They could not sell enough goods abroad to pay for vita! imports. As an island industrial power which must draw in food and raw materials, Japan today feels this difficulty acutely. The postwar allied occupation and all the military expenditures incident to the Korean war simply postponed the moment of reckoning. Now it is here. Japan must find new and wider markets for her goods. She must also somehow obtain the capital needed to modernize and advance her substantial industrial plant. To achieve these goals clearly requires outside assistance, mainly from the United States. In his various public utterances since coming to American shores, Yosliida has discreetly and convincingly put Japan's case. He has urged adjustment of tariff barriers to the end that Japan can sell more manufactured goods to this country. He has indicated sensible interest in developing the vast potential market of southeast Asia. Speaking before the National Press Club in Washington, Yosliida called for a sort of Asiatic Marshall Plan which by investing some ?<! billion a year in would aid underdeveloped Asian lands capital for economic and social improvement. According to the premier, Red China is today investing capital at a per capita rate twice that of all current capital investment in southeast Asia. Unless the free nations can combine to match or surpass this effort, Yoshida believes the "gravitational pull" of China upon the poverty-stricken southeast Asian nations pill be irrcstible and they will fall to communism without a struggle. The premier's proposal is a thoughtful one. This plan indeed the whole problem of Japan and the Far East, deserves the most sober attention from the United States. For clearly Asia is i.bday the most perilous area for freedom. Forthright, statesmanlike action is needed to build strong, healthy nations there if they are to survive as free lands. VIEWS OF OTHERS The President's Golf A good case can be made for the contention that the hours the President spends on the golf course are the most valuable lo the people ot any he spends while in office. For golf—or fishing, hunting, reading, woodworking or whatever a man docs for recreation — Is « time when the weary sinews of the mind rebuilds, and the cobwebs of lethargy arc swept away. And yet, for a man whose principal job Is niaklliR Important decisions, recreation is more than Just, a time ot rest. It, is a time when the mind can roam freely among the many fades of a problem, can grapple with a stubborn fact or a complex pattern of facts and digest, them without the unsettling Influences of Interruption. The Invigorating freshness of a golf course, 9 fishing stream, a bridle path or a hunting lodge Is the atmosphere in which the approach to great decisions should be marie'. The man who falls to avail himself of a rejuvenating pastime wil seldom be a good leader of men. The move stories we see about the President playing golf, the better we like It. For mental balance Is the most important, characteristic we should demand of our President.— Green Bay tWis.) Press-Gazette. A Boost For Turkey New York University, tin- Turkish University of Ankara, the Turkish government nnd our o\vn government have joined in a program vo expand higher Gducalion facilities in Turkey. A staff of professors and specialists will bo sent t« Turkey to aid in the operation of the program, which will cost more than a million dollars. The program will assist the University of Ankara to develop postgraduate work in public administration, revise the undergraduate schedule in public administration and improve teaching methods. Other assistance will be given the university In matters ranging from establishing new courses ol sludy to obtaining necessary books. This Is the kind of assistance to a foreign country ftseli a loyal friend of the United States and by helping an outstanding Turkish educational institution to do a belter Job we will be strengthening our position in that part of the world in the best passible manner.—Portsmouth iVa.) Star. 50 THEY SAY I striongly believe we are on the threshold of agriculture's most thrilling period—and a profitable period for farmers who seize the opportunities of today and tomorrow.—Agriculture Secretary Benson. * * * . This should put the (U. S.> Supreme Court and the people of this nation on notice that . . . Georgia Is determined to preserve segregation.—Georgia's Governor Talmadge as state apvroves private schools. * * * Reducing the 'life) .sentence lo 20 years 1& merely like chopping a man's head off at. the eyebrows rather than at the neck.—Atty. Joel Westbrook on reduction of Cpl. Claude Batchclor's court-martial hentencr "Water Boy? Heck No, He's Our Star Ball Carrier" By ERSKINE JOHNSON NBA Staff Correlpondent HOLLYWOD — (NBA) — Uncovering Hollywood: The plum role of Charles Lindbergh In "The Spirit of St. Louis" will go to a completely unknown actor or to 'someone whose face isn't famil- ir to movl» audiences." Montgomery Clift and other young male stars are after the role, but Producer Leland Hayward told me: "We feel that It will be a big itep toward reality if the actor Is an unknown. The big problem is that It's a treat actlnr part and we need someone with eiperlence. We just can't take a guy off the street." Now it's Jacques Sernas and Terry Moore. He held her hand backstage when she appeared on Comedy Hour, He's the new heart throb in "Helen of Troy." Peter Edson's Washington Co/umn— Eisenhower Makes Plans to Take Government Out of Business Fields WASHINTON — (NBA) — A new. concerted effort on the part of the Elsenhower administration lo lake the federal government out of competition with private Industry in as many fields as possible is now being put together In the Bureau of the Budget. Within a week or two n new Budget Bureau bulleUn on this subject will be is.sued lo all government departments nnd agencies. It will probably have full cabinet approval. U will direct M government, officials to ninke n new survey of prlvftte-biLslness-type operations now being conducted under their supervision. Even those activities which are now authorized by public law and supported by congresslonally approved appropriations will be Included. The bulletin will further order nil gavetmneut heads to submit recommendations on how their prlvnle-buslncss-lypo operations may be eliminated. Such recommendations may include sale of government Incllilies lo private industry, substitution ot private con-] tract' (or the service* now per-1 formed by the Rnveniinrnt, or the complete abandonment oi govern-1 ment business operations which j cannot be proved essential. Comparative costs oi havum these operalluns rumimu'd by the government or hiuinp, ihoni performed under private contract will be asked lor. On the basis of these vomixu-lsons. the fair of many existing government activities will then be decided. If curried to extremes, this new crackdown could mean the end of many government programs and the abolition oi many government jobs. Whether It would lend to any appreciable cuts in government expenses is not known. For today there is no complete inventory of government business-type operations, their cost and what It would cost to have the same services performed under private contract for a profit. In B sense, practically every thing the government does could he clone by private business on contract. This Includes heating, air conditioning and performing janitor services in government buildings, ft includes carrying the mail, printing money and stamps, collecting taxes, running the FBI with private detectives or hiring private law firms to write the laws D! try the government's cases in court. Some place there has to be n dividing line to separate essential government services like fighting its wars from those services which could be done just as well or better by private enterprise. This line has never been drawn. That's why, in the past, there has been so much loose lalk and uninformed criticism of government competition with private enterprise. Extremists believe that every government service should be performed by a private business, even if it cosls the taxpayers more to rto it that way. To hnve the government perform any services for it- self or for the people is criticized as leading to socialism. The Eisenhower administration's determination to rid the govern ment of as many business activi ties as possible stems from severa separate movements. Decentralization of the federa government and its removal from competition with private industry were stated as principles of thi Republican platform. Four bills were introduced in th' last Cogrcss to survey and con trol government business and in dustrial - type operations. On passed the House but died in th 1 Senate. The last Congress passed a lav to liquidate Reconstruction Financ Corporation. Inland Waterway Corporation was sold and the gov ernment's synthetic rubber plant are in the process of being sole But there are still 75 governmen corporations in business, some o which compete with or do busines private industry won't do. One there were 101 such governmen corporations. In his report to the nation o the accomplishments of the 83r Congress. President Eisenhowe stuck in a paragraph about gettln the government out of competitio with private business. He also re ferred to it in his Hollywood Bow and McNary Dam speeches. Thl has been the tip-off that the ad ministration will go all-out to mak extensive changes in governmen business operations during th coming year. the Doctor Says— Written for NBA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. As mast people now know leukemia is a disease of the blood nnd blood-luniiliw organs. It has sometimes bi'i-n likened to cancer since it involve.-, the ovorproilur- llon of abnormal cells and like cancer its CHUM- is unknown: bin most physicians do not really like lo call it cancer of the blood. It may turn oul to be closely ed to cancer bin at present, at least, it is better to call it !<•"- kemia w h i c h moans literally white blood. There are several kinds of leu- kemln. What matters for tho patient Is whether the disciiM 1 is acute nnd rapidly proRn-.^iv.- or chronic and slowly propresslvi-. In bolh cases, the white oells in the blood are abnormal and usually increased in numbers. The numbers of red cells are generally decreased produi-tns nr, mwrniiv. Frequently, too. the spleen which lies in the upper left poriion ot the abdomen is enlarged and changes are found in the bone marrow. In the rapidly progressive types of leukemia there is nothing much that can be done to slow down the course of the disease. In many cases, however, the disease passes into the chronic stage without nny treatment at all. or perhaps aided by the treatment attempted In the chronic leukcmias. then are several treatments available which may bring .about temporary Improvement. None oi Ihem. however, cnn be counted on for permanent cure. The by-product.-, ol atomic energy uadloactive phosphorus in particular) have tirrn used in some forms ol leukemia Also ACTH and cortisone-other new developments — have been tried and these substances niton cause a temporarily favorable effect. Mrs. .N. ,E. recently wrote me ol a happy experience with leukemia Her little son was diagnosed nt about a year old ns having that dlaeue and WM seriously ill with it. Now nt 5' 2 his blood count is normal and he goes lo kindergarten happily. Someday, perhaps, stories like this will become the rule rather than the exception. Slowing down of the leukemia does occur in some patients and important Information on the behavior of the disease has been sained. Probably the use of radioactive substances at present is the 1 most promising though not the only line of attack. Sooner or later - this disease, too, will be conquered. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE i | By OSWALD JACOBY I Written for NBA Service Turn Bridge Sleuth: Solve This Problem If you fancy yourself as a bridge detective, get out your pipe and your magnifying glass, and get ready to solve the crime that took plnce in today's hand. You won't have much trouble spotting the i rime, but you may try to put the handcuffs on the wrong player. When the smoke of the bidding cleared away. West opened the king of spades. Declarer ruffed in dummy, look the ace of clubs, and then led out the ace nnd king of hearts. South next ruffed his remaining spade lo get back lo dummy and continued with three more rounds of hearts. West could riiK Ihe last heart, out South had discnrded all of his ! diamonds by that time, and the slam could no longer be defeated. Obviously the slam should have ueen defeated. It was a crime, to let South make six clubs, but whd wns the criminal? Decide for yourself before you rend on. It's true that West could have a.-fonled Ihe slam by lending mond does not, however, mak West Ihe criminal. There was jus no way for him to guess that th normal spade lead would be fatal East wns the criminal becaus he might well have guessed tha tilt spade opening lead would b cither dangerous or fatal if th enemy went on to six clubs. Eas should have bid five diamonds in i: I NORTH ! Id None i VQJ985 i »9542 i . 4J764 ': WEST EAST ' 4KQ65 4 AJ 10 9842 i V 10642 » 73 > 4 Q J 8 4 A7 8 '*KQ +3 | SOUTH (D) i 473 I «K103 | * A 10985 J 1 East-West vul. f South We*i NorUi (Ml 14 Double IV 4<|> ' 5 4, Pass Pass 6 4 ' Pass Pass 84 Double Pass Pass Pas* Opening lead—4 K itead of five spades in order to assure the proper opening lead Once East has made the jumj bid of four spades he has an nounced that he wants to play the hand at spades no matter wha else he may bid later on. If Eas had a real two-suiter of any kind he would bid the hand differently For this reason East can fee confident that his later bid of five diamonds will be recognized as a cue-bid of some kind. How can East tell that a dla mond lead will be favorable' West's takeout double of one clul showed some kind of readiness t< support any suit. West cannot hav much spade strength, and ma> have very little In hearts If North heart bid is to be believed. West is therefore quite likely t< have good diamonds. If you ex change the king nnd queen of dl» bands, » diamond opening lei diamond. Fallurt to open * di»-1 wiu set me contract Uu« tricK*. trskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD It may come as a blow to Marl, lyr- Monroe, but Dorothy Dandridge being bombarded with cables to rush to Paris to star in a new film version of "Nana." That's the role Marilyn and her drama coach have staked out for M. M. Anna Sten played it for Samuel Coldwyn In 1934. La Dandridge's acting voltage in "Carmen Jones" is the reason for all the excitement. DEBIE REYNOLDS' pals now whisper it that she's taking instructions In the Hebrew faith from Rabbi Edgar P. Magnin as a step toward her marriage to Eddie Fisher. Starlet making the rounds with u well-dressed British actor calls him "Tweedy-Pie." Ugh ... Because Ida Luplno's medics tell her she will be a long time recuperating—perhaps a year—she's delaying surgery on the cyst in her knee until she finishes all the pictures and telefilms slated for her. One reason for the surprise rush marriage of Guy Madison and Sheilah Connelly is that he goes to Mexico City for a movie in January for the Nassour Bros, and wants Sheilah at his side. Sign spotted by John Wayne on a disordered village general store on the Island of Hawaii, where he's working in "The Sea Chase": "House of Three Wonders. 1 You wonder If we have It. 2. We wonder where It Is. 3. You wonder how we find It." A MAJOR FILM studio has of feved to pay all o£ Mario Lanza's tax debt to Uncle Sam and also give htm 50 per cent of the profits of a starring film. , His attorneys are checking with Washington on the matter. LIberace, angry over the way his romance with Joanne Rio has been magnified, has been dating lots of other dolls In Manhattan Lorry Raine's recorded a new tune, "Lost Weekend." It's abou Las Vegas. Shouldn't It be "Loss Week end"? Dept. of modern movie scrip writing: A scene m u-I's "The Purple Mask" has Tony Curtis arguing with Napoleon over a death sen tence imposed on a friend. The script direction reads'. "Nap gets mad and blows his stack." web." . . . Jack Bean, Mitil Gaynor's intended and agent, Is asking $30,000 per week plus 10 per cent of the profits for Mitzl to appear In a Broadway musical. Saddest sight of the week: Tyrone Power, tense and unsmil- ng, with his small daughter at a 'est Los Angeles amusement park. .. Actress Lynne Roberts, who married manufacturer Hy 8am- aels, is awaiting their first progeny. The bundle is due in early spring. A young actress, doing a scene with an elephant in a fiim, forgot the trainer's instructions and unnerved the beast, "Sorry," she said to the director. "I guess I made a Sabuboo." Economy note: None of the movie queens could afford the lavish Russian sable coat that fur designer A! Teitelbaum showed in his new collection. But Patrice Munsel unblinkingly shelled out the dough. Joan Blondell's zippy wordage about acting in TV: "I like to look at television myself, so why not? I work in all forms of show business. I don't care. Dlack face, upside down. What stage or what age doesn't matter. Even ^ snappy strip tease wouldn't he bad." LITTLE L/Z— Another thing you shouldn't take too hard is the cider season. Printed reports that ex-hubby Will Price will seek court action over tlieir daughter left Maureen O'Hara steaming. She told me: "For our daughter's sake I have refused comment on the situation in the newspapers. I hope I'll never have to break my silence." Wow! MARGARET O'BRIEN may return to MGM. where she was a kiddie star, to emote in "Cob- Lessons Forgotten DETROIT Wl — Mrs. Anna Zenv mel who. police testified, drove hef oar into one driven by Allan P. Finnk won a suspended sentence with this explanation. "This was the first time I,had driven alone after completing 12 driving lessons, and my instructor said I was a perfect driver. But when I saw him," she said, pointing to Finnk, "I got flustered." "Why would he make you nerr- ous?" asked the judge."Mr. Plnjik," she answered, "was my instructor." Split Prizes PONCA CITY, Okla. Ifl — When the bank held a contest to guess the number of coins in a miniature glass house, 15 youngsters and four adults came up with the right guess — 5,005 coins. The bank decided the $25 priaes In the adult and children divisions would be too small split among the winners so it added additional 525 awards. A drawing was held with the winner getting $25 in each division and the losers splitting the other $25. Fresh Taste FREDERICKSBURG, Va. «l — School attendance this year is leaving a fresh, clean taste in the mouths of 1,500 children. They are taking part in "Operation Mouthwash" a daily test of the effectiveness of several commercial gargling solutions. The U. S. Public Health Service thought of the idea. Animal Crackers Answer to Previous Puzzle ACROSS 1 King of beasts 5 Dairy animals 9 Greedy animal II Handle J3 Operatic solo 14 Greek letter 15 Eternal 17 Corded fabric 18 Caravansary 19 Motion 21 French composer 23 Affirmative reply DOWN 1 Boys 2 Arrow poison 3 Glacial ridges 4 Inborn 5- Coolldge 6 Western state 7 Sage 8 Impudent (coll.) 9 Readable 10 Passage ir the brain 11 Yawn 16 Gap A K t_|E V I AJS 24 Health resort 22 Tardier 28 Chairman's 46 Short letter mallet 47 Notion 30 Encounter 48 Masculine 31 Royal Italian nickname family name 50 Aim 20 Singing voles 33 Exterior 51 Vegetable 27 Distinctive flavor M Title 32 Play in baseball M Mexican houses M Waken 37 Knight't page MLeue 39 African •ntelope. the - buck 41 French lummtr tt Scott Uh eyes H G*Diur? pltnt MHunten W Rye I ungut 53 Poem MTUn cotton fibrin KNtunbv W Level M Hindu firment S Coneume Withered 41 EnthusJMtic •rtdr 24 Box 25 Unalloyed 28 Amends 35 Pedestal parls52 Chinese 40 Less difficult mountain ' 43 Roman date range 45 Eaten away 55 Compass point W 51 t.

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