The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on April 29, 1953 · Page 8
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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, April 29, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT E (AUK.) COURIER WEDNESDAY, APRIL 29, 19!» ME BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THB COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher « A. A. FRE0BICKSON, Editor fATJL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Bole National Advertising Representatives: WallaM Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AthmU, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- oHIce at BlytheviUe, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1911. ' Member of The Associated Prew t SUBSCRIPTION RATES: B/carrier in the city o( BlytheviUe or any «uburb»n town where carrier service is maintained, 2Sc per week. By mail within a radius ot 50 miles, $5.00 per Year 12.50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail-outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations N«w our lord Jesus Christ himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath liven us.everlasting consolation and good hope through grace. — II Thes. 2:16. * * * Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest; The soul, unease and confined from home, Rests and expatiates in the life to come. —Alexander Pope. Barbs > Baseball season Is here ag'ain — when it takes t lot of gray matter to run a team, and even more green. * + * When bathing beaches arc in full bloom, It will fc« hard to remember which magazine cover they remind you of. * * * According to a writer, the average woman eats less than the average man. Figures indicate the tame thing. * * * Teen-agers of today know all the answers, »»yi »n Illinois Judge. Most teachers won't agree with him. * * * This country has a lot of business women If you* include those who are interested in everybody's. Refusing British Goods Puts Our Good Faith in Question One of President Eisenhower's goals is the promotion of new high levels of international trade. The Defense Department, however, seems not to have heard of this. Recently the government took bids on six or seven million dollars' worth of electrical equipment for installation at the Chief Joseph Dam in Washington state. A British firm proposed a price nearly a million dollars below the nearest competitor, an American company. Besides that, the federal government • would have picked up $681,000 in import duties on the British equipment. The savings to the government and the stimulus to British trade are obvious in this case. But the British company did not get the contract. The Defense Department spurned its bid and asked American firms to submit new ones, presumably in the hope .. of getting one closer to the British figure. In other words, the real low bid was rejected simply because it was British. The legal excuse for this action was ' the Buy American act of 1933, a law passed in the depression depths to spur domestic production by cutting down reliance on foreign purchases. But life has changed since those days, and there is no substantial evidence we have to "Buy American" exclusively now to support our economy. As a matter of fact, the law cited by Defense officials contains a loophole that allows the government to buy abroad when the public interest dictates or the cost of U. S. equipment is unreasonably high. This loophole often has been used in the past. There appears utterly no justification for this blow at British trade. American makers of electrical equipment are strongly placed. They are not in danger of buckling from overseas competition. . On the other hand, this country is at a crucial stage in its trade relations with Europe and the rest of the world. We are at the moment when we must demonstrate- how sincerely we mean our devotion to the idea of strong and self-supporting economies for all free nations. ' If America, the wealthiest country «hd biggest producer of all, isn't willing to take some of the products turned out by ptliprs, then those nations won't get on the road to self-support. Our good faith in this matter must be particularly called in question when we slam the door on British goods to "protect" an industry that by no fair stretch of the imagination can be said to need such protection. Bevan's Analysis Is Faulty About the nicest thing you can say of Aneurin Bevan of the British Labor Party is that he deserves to be ignored. Unfortunately, he can't be, since he speaks for the large left-wing segment of that, party and might one day be prime minister. Right now, amid the general waves of praise for President Eisenhower's peace speech, Bevan is voicing sharp criticism. He claims Ike demanded ."everything" and conceded nothing to the Russians. Well, here is just one small sample to show how faulty his analysis is. Said Be' van: "You are not going to get peace in the world if you insist on the Soviet Union accepting a whole range of humiliating conditions. . ." Anybody who troubled to read the speech is aware the President used the word "must" only when he spoke of an honorable armistice in Korea. In setting down his other proposals, he used much less insistent language like "should" and "could" and "leading to." Bevan apparently is so eager to oppose that he forgets to familiarize himself with the things hfc wants to oppose. Readers Views To The Editor: I live in a sewer district, the bonds of which have since been paid. Will you kindly Inquire of the people who oppose a bond Issue for a sewer because they have already paid for one sewer, what will protest their families from the typhoid epidemic which we face in the absence of an adequate sewer? 0. A. Cunningham Views of Others This Should Be Enough We think the people of North Carolina appreciate their telephone service and know that it costs something substantial to maintain. However, we believe they will stop to think at the permission which has Just been granted the Southern Bell Telephone company to Increase Its ratei so as to enlarge its revenues in North Carolina by $1,648,056 a year. Tfflsiis about half what tho company had requested. This Is the sixth Increase the Southern Bell has had since the end of World War II. In the five other increases, rates were boosted a total of $7,146,000 a year. The people of North Carolina will share with Commissioner Ffed c. Hunter, who wrote the order granting the Increase, the genuine concern with which he says the commission views the extent to which telephone rates have been increased since 1946. Whether or not they agree with him that the increase was necessary will probably depend on how they look at the work of the calculators who have figured the Increase necessary to bring In a yield of 6 per cenj, on the investment of t h e telephone company. One commissioner, Joshua James, dissented from the order and those who pay the bills have the same privilege. It. is too late for Tar Heels to say much about this Increase which has already been granted but certainly they have a right to ask that their telephone bills be let alone for a while, surely Southern Bell with six Increases in about the same number of years, ought to be satisfied without coming back any time soon for more. —Shelby (N. C.) Star Defeatede Candidate? A rentier in the Midwest wants his editor to drop the identification "defeated candidate" when he refers to Adlni Stevenson. After all, protests the reader, the election is more than four months past. Maybe ib should be a split decision. Bowing to the reader, the "defeated" should be dropped and. bowing to the editor, the "candidate" should be retained. Stevenson is running so hard for 105G the momentum Is currying him around the world. —New Orleans States. SO THEY SAY It may be unusual, but It's an effective way of getting things done. — Sen. Karl E. Mundt (R-S. D.) on Sen. McCarthy's committee's agreement with Greek ship owners to halt trade with communistic countries. * * * I don't see why they should do that for me. — Ex-Prcsldent Truman, commenting on his being considered for the Nobel Peace Prize. + * # The time may be considered ripe for settling the entire question of prisoners of war In order to Insure the end of hostilities in Korea and lo conclude the armistice. — Chinese Communist radio broadcast from Pelplng. ^ 'Any Sign of an Ark?" Peter £dstw's Washington Column —\ U. S. Reds Could Wage a Long Registration Battle in Courts WASHINGTON — (NBA) — The Subversive Activities Control Board finding that the U. S. Communist Party must register as an agent of a foreign government won't put it out of business for a long time. Communist Party leaders have 60 days In which to file an appeal of the finding with the U. S. Circuit Peter Eclson Court . Regardless of who wins this court test, there will probably be further appeal to the U. S. Supreme Court. The hearings on the original case before the Subveisive Activities Control Board and the preparation of the SACB findings took two full years. A court trial on the case and an appeal to the Supreme Court might kill nearly as much time. Aside from this long delay, there Is one other main test on whether the McCarran Subversive Activities Control Act, which set up all this procedure to require registration, is a good thing or not. When tlon. is a good thing or not. When President Truman vetoed this act in September, 1950, he made this observation: "The simple fact Is that when the courts at long last found that a particular organization was required to register, all the leaders of the organization would have to do to frustrate the law would be to dissolve the organization and establish a new one with a different name and a new roster of national officers. "The Communist Parly has done this again and again in countries throughout the world. "And nothing could be done about it except to begin all over again the long dreary process of investigative, administrative and judicial proceedings to require registration." Speculation about what Communists will do under any circumstances is a futile occupation. Nevertheless, attorneys for SACB do not believe the situation is as hopeless as Mr. Truman made it out to he before the Congress overrode his veto. In case the U. S. Communist Party should dissolve to evade registration or as part of some new Russian Communist peace scheme, the government would be able to move against individuals In the party, through grand jury proceedings. Ten-thousand-dollar fines and prison sentences of up to five years may be levied against organizations or individuals for false or misleading statements in registrations. The registration of every organization member, by name and address, is considered a separate statement. Every false or misleading statment is considered a separate offense. And every day's failure to comply with registration is a separate offense. This narrows the case down to the individuals who would be involved In such proceedings. Eight of the 11 U. S. Communist leaders convicted of violating the Smith act prohibiting advocacy of violent overthrow of the government are now serving five-year prison sentences. These will begin to expire in October, 1954, along about the time the registration issue is de- cided by the courts. , The three still at large are Robert G. Thompson, Henry Winston and Gilbert Green. The last-mentioned was recently reported In North Korea, advising on tactics for Communist prisoner-of-war revolts against U. S. and UN military authorities. William Z. Poster, titular head of the American Commies, was never brought to trial with the 11 because he claimed bad health. U. S. Department of Justice has now moved for a new medical examination to see if he cannot now stand trial. Seventy-six other second-string U. S. Communist leaders have been Indicted under the Smith act. Thirty-three of them have been found guilty and sentenced to prison, 31 others are on trial or awaiting trial, 10 are fugitives or too ill to face trial. Only two have been acquitted. With the U. S. Communist hierarchy accounted for in this way, the party is considered on the run, even though J. Edgar Hoover of the FBI says it now has nearly 25,000 members. This leaves the party's attorneys —now led by ex-Congressman Vito Marcantonio of New York — to fight Us legal battles. In attacking the constitutionality of the Subversive Activities Control act, Communist counsel make three main points: 1 — Does registration abridge freedom of speech, press and assembly? 2 — Is it a bill of attainder, tailored to harass the Communist Party activities? 3 — Is It ex post facto legislation, charging the party with acts committed before the law was passed which made them illegal? the Doctor Says — By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Any number of readers of this column could report remarkable experiences with warts similar 10 that of a 19-year-old young man who writes: "Approximately four years ngo wart appeared on my index finger. Last year another wart np- )eared on my other hand. I was oing to get the two warts burned off, but about two weeks ago I noticed that they scorned. to bo getting smaller. Three days ago they had completely disappeared. To me this seemed amazing. What could cause the cure?" Warts arc indeed astonishing things. They are almost certainly caused by one or more viruses, but they frequently appear without any apparent cause, and disappear In the same way. Why a virus disease, howevor, should bo ! have in this strange manner Is something of a mystery. Warts oner no problem of diagnosis since almost any five-year- old youngster knows n wart when he sees It. Warts may appear on almost any part of the skin, though they are particularly common where the skin Joins the mucous membrane as at the outlet of the nose or around the eyes. They also frequently appear on the hands. Children have war Is more often than grownups, but warts can and do appear at almost any age. Most warts yield to mild treatment, Including such things as painting with certain dyes, the application of various ointments, freezing with carbon dioxide snow, nnd burning with diathermy needles. A method which 1ms been fn- vored when many warts are pres- ent, or when warts have resisted other kinds of treatment, consists of injections of a metallic conn- pound containing bismuth. X-ray treatments have frequently proved successful, MiHitiil Treatments Used The most amazing successes, however, have come with the use of mental suggestion, -This does not involve taking anything locally or by injection, but many careful observers have found that mental treatments alone will cause the warts to disappear suddenly and completely. How or why this happens is not known und. although some doctors remain skeptica, others with reliable powers of observation claim that it does happen. Even though warts are not serious to life or health, there are many aspects of the Wart problem which are unusually interesting and deserve further study. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Think Straight; Win Bridge Games By OSWALD JACOBY WriHcn for NBA Service "Simplicity is best," remarked my friend and associate, Freddie Shelnwold... "Bridge Is an easy game, provided that you train yourself In think In straight lines Instead of in circles." Freddie has Rood veasnii to believe that bridge Is nn ensy game, because his "First Bonk O f Bridge," written for teen-agers In the simplest pos- sible style, has become a national best-seller. To prove his point, Sheinwold produced today's hand, played in a practice match by one of his teen-age pupils. The match was played between a team of adults and a team of teen-agers, and in both rooms a contract of six spades wns reached. The grown-up declarer managed to go down at the slam NORTH AK32 V A2 • Q76542 #K3 WEST EAST *?4 *865 29 V Q 106 V K J 98 53 »KJ98 *103 4 Q 10 7 2 +98 SOUTH (D) AAQJ109 ¥74 » A *AJ654 North-South vul. South Wot North 1 * Pass 2 » 3 * Pass 4 4k 5 + Pass 5 V 0 A Pass Pass Opening lead — V 6 East Pass Pass Pass Pass contract with great speed. He won the opening lead with the ace of hearts, cashed the king and ace of clubs, and ruffed a low club with one of dummy's low trumps. East over-ruffed and look & heart trick, and that was the end of poor South. In the other room a teen-age girl was the declarer. She began in the same way by taking .the ace of hearts anri cashing the king and ace of clubs. When she led ft third club towards dummy, however, she played dummy's deuce of hen vi-i Instead of the deuce of spadesl ,Tills play gave the enemy a club Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Guys and Dolls: Aldo Bay's trying to look as unruffled about it as Bob Taylor, but he's in a king-sized daze over being switched from comedy to love stuff as Rita Hayworth's leading man in "Miss Sadie Thompson," the new film version of "Rain." "I thought it was pretty much understood that I wasn't the romantic type," Aldo blinked. "I'm too much of a mug for it. I can't get over it, but if they're not afraid of me as Rita's leading man, I'm not afraid either." Aly Khan may have resigned from the Hayworth Jan club, but Aldo's a paid-up member. He'B raving: "You get a lot of contact from Rita. I wish the world knew what a real dame this is. To those who don't think she's'a fine actress, this picture will prove something." Fear of being typed by Hollywood and her love for the stage are the reasons why Oscar winner Shirley Booth will not become a permanent resident of movietown. Playing herself in "Main Street to Broadway" in New York between footlight performances in "T h e Time of the Cuckoo," Shirley's telling pals: •"I love Hollywood but I also love the stage. "The perfect life as far as I'm concerned is to divide my work between movies and New York. Too many films can spoil the popularity of an actress, particularly If all the roles are the same." CALL ME LUCKY WIDE - FACED, golden-voiced Guy Mitchell zoomed to fame on a recording of "My Heart Cries for You" and now Paramount'!! sprinkling h 1 m with Hollywood Stardust in a filmusical, "Those Sisters From Seattle." But Guy's confessing that he almost wasn't the guy who recorded "My Heart." Two of the nation's top record singers, he told, didn't think the song would be a hit and turned It down. Then it was offered to Guy "and I was lucky—I thought it had possibilities.' 1 , A former rodeo performer, Guy's crazy, crazy over horses and hopes Paramount will cast him In a rodeo picture "that I can do without a double." It's double, milestones next month for Helen Gibson, the former silent film serial queen—her 60th birthday and her 40th year in pictures. She started her career in 1313, reached stardom two years later in the railroad thriller, "The Hazards of Helen." and married and divorced Hoot Gibson. The latest Ma and Pa Kettle film is her 400th flicker. When she can't get lines to speak in pictures, she does extra work or doubles for other actresses. At 60, trick but robbed them of the heart trick which they would otherwise surely win. When West was allowed to hold the trick with his ten of clubs, he returned a trump. The young miss who was playing the South hand won with the nine of spades, ruffed a heart with one of dummy's low trumps (no fear of an over-ruff on this trick as there would have been if she had ruffed a club), and returned to her hand with the ace of diamonds in order to lead a club and ruff with dummy's king. By this means the teen-age declarer managed to ruff safely twice in dummy — once with a low trump, and the other time with a high trump. This was all that was needed for the contract. Declarer could now ruff a diamond to enter her hand, draw the rest of the trumps, and cash the last club. Helen can drive a buckbonrd, tumble from a horse and leap from a moving train. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH GLENN FORD is turning down all scripts in which women crack the whip and make him grovel in their dust. Confessing that "I shouldn't make pictures like "The Loves of Carmen,' Glenn told me on the Bet of "The Big Heat": "One of the things I found out in making pictures outside of Hollywood is that my fans don't want to see me dominated by women. They might take it in other men, but they resent it when it happens to me." But it doesn't mean he won't be making another picture with Rita Hayworth. New reports insist Rita and Glenn aren't speaking, but he says: "Rita and ,1 have our differences of opinion. We've known each other so long that if she's mad at me, she'll come right out and say it. If I don't like something she does, I tell her. Because of this people think we're fighting. Actually it's a friendship thai allows us to be honest with each other." Studio high brass ordered Cameron Mitchell to leave off the tennis sneakers in his characterization of a wealthy Howard Hughes- type character in "How to Marry a Millionaire." But there are other Hughes touches in the part—un- pressed trousers, an old car and Hughes' habit of carrying his 'unch in a cardboard shoe box. MaeDonald Carey is tuning up his singing voice for movies, television and a night-club tour. His vocal coach claims he's a combination of Pinza and Como. Fireworks are expected when Richard Burton and Claire Bloom start reharsals in "Hamlet" in London this summer. They belong to a mutual-dislike society. Leslie Caron's teen-aged brother, Pierre, is delivering posies for a Hollywood florist. IT'S MIGHTY HARD for a man 45 to 55 years to think of himself as middle aged, especially the 45- year-old-man. But who wouldn't swap out right quickly, If given a certain chance, for a life span of 90 years? — Plainview (Tex.) Her- ild. 75 years Ago In Blytheville — Mrs. H. G. Partlow and children, Graham, Nancy and Patricia, were in Memphis yesterday * where tha children were examined at a clinic. L. H. Autry, Burdette school superintendent, will seek one of the county's three seats in the House of Representatives in the Democratic primary August 9. Mr. Autry mada the formal announcement today. Dr. and Mrs. I. R. Johnson hav» returned from Rochester, Minn., where they spent two weeks. Lew Cash says whenever he hears anyone referred to as a millionaire nowadays he always wonders whether; thej mean before or after taxes. Sundry Sayings Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 1 "Let the cat out of the 4 "There's no place like 5 " With the Wind" 12 "Cakes and 13 Fruit drinks 14 Ages 15 Pronoun 16 Hearers 18 Skin liquids 20 Watch again 21 Former VERTICAL 1 Kind of bond 2 Singing voice 3 Waving 4 Nimbuses , 5 Scandinavian god 6 Disordered 7 Superlative suffix ' 8 Female donkey 9 Metal-bearing rocks 10 Nostril 11 Essential being 17 Sea holly 19 Roman roads musical notes 23 Transactions " 1" and Willing" 22 Revise 24 "God's Little 26 "Garden of 27 " - or con" 30 Scottish children 32 Assented 34 Eyeglass parts 35 Freed 36 England (ab.) 37 " - the pace" 39 Requests 40 Volcano in Sicily 41 Three (prefix) 42 Cnlyx part 45 Gorge-like 49 Defender 51 Anger 52 Malaria 53 Insinuate 54 Oriental coin 55 "Tatlcrcc! and 25 French seaport 26 German city 27 OptimiEt or 28 Strong smell 29 "Strive against • ' 31 Snuggle 33 " like a lion" 38 Maneuver 40 Consumed 41 What the Queen of Hearts made 42 Petty quarrel 43ThereIore ' 44 " the tea" 46 Whet 47 Region 48 Fasting season 50 Greek letter 56 Chills ' 67 Make lace edjing 1 U IS « n 30 H 34 V T). 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