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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK,) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER SEWS CO. H. W HAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Editor, Asslstwit Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Utnafer Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chlcato. Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered u second class matwr at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con- Kttts, October 9. 1917. 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, $5.00 per year. 12.50 for sir months, 11.25 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable in advance. Meditations Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but m.v heart itandeth In awe of thj word.—PM- Inu 119:161. • * ¥ The person who hu a firm trust in the Sup- me Being is powerful in his power, wise by hia wisdom, happy by hi* happiness—Addison. Barbs We can now forget all about the mud thrown during the election. Those who bet correctly have cleaned up. * * * If dad could only label nil wallet, "Do not op«n until Chrittmu!" « * * An Indiana theft, dlagulsed u a girl, was oaught by police, instead of pneumonia. * * * There ll no secret about the rnont popular flower thli time of year. Mum'a the word. * # * Many folks look in the medicine cabinet for their health when it Is right out In the good fruh air. ' Fighting The Cold War One could search a long time before finding an expert on world affairs who believes that the Russians want a shooting war with the free nations. But only the gullible imagine this means the Kremlin has abandoned its goal of world conquest. It has been clear for many months that the Russians feel there is more to be gained—at less risk—in pursuing the kind of political and economic combat which has come to be known as the Cold War. There is plenty of evidence that free- world diplomats understand this. They seek to build defenses in this field every bit as stout as those deemed necessary on the military front. But they suffer handicaps. Millions of people, particularly in long-beleaguered Europe, seem weary of any sort of struggle. They seek anxious refuge in neutralism, or, in their almost pitiful eagerness for tranquilily, are too ready to believe Soviet professions of good will. On the other hand, some cannot see the combat as anything but military. They're important of all expenditures not strictly for defense purposes, or closely related. They view money spent for economic warfare as "down the drain." Yet the record of Russia's performance can afford no real comfort to either viewpoint. The Kremlin's declarations of good intentions' are phony, and Soviet leaders demonstrate this not so much by occassional attacks on American or Allied planes as by their relentless economic ami political aggressions. Russia, of course appplies its pressures everywhere. But it sees its greatest opportunities on undeveloped continents like Asia and Africa, where aching poverty and nationalistic ferment combine to stir the populace to action. In most of these lands Russian army can play no active revolutionary role. Many times the native Communist movement is itself small. The impetus to rebellion must come from others more influential. But once trouble boils over, the essence of their technique—egging the Reds are adept at hijacking the revolt and making it their own. This is others to act and then seizing the fruits of their initiative. In past months many sore spots have been eased in Egypt, Iran, Trieste, Guatemala. But the great backward continents are still in turmoil. We have no grounds for complacency. We hold it in our power to lead them toward economic betterment and political self-fulfillment. If we act boldly and consistently to aid them, these stirring peoples •will rise to become economically healthy, independent, free. If we shrink from this responsibility, we pretend the struggle does not exist or that it is purely military in prospect, thtn Russia will movt in to hijack and warp their lurking drive for self-determination. Should that happen on any large scale, Asia and Africa, and with them much of our own national security, would likely go down the drain. To many that will seem a far more fearsome prospect than the risk of our dollars to prevent it. VIEWS OF OTHERS "Typical' Extinct? Mountaineer According to an expert, tlic "typical mountaineer," like the dinosaur, has become extinct in North Carolina. Dr. Christopher Crlttenden, of Raleigh, director of the North Carolina Department of Archives and History, received a postcard in the mall the other day that set his Tar Heel blood boiling. The card portrayed a "loan, galloused, unshaven individual propped up against a rough hewn shack." With him *vas his slovenly "old womnn" and their six or seven children. Dr Crlttenden believes that such is a grow misrepresentation which does not do justice to the actual progress made In North Carolina. He asserts that even after careful search of the most hidden valley and the highest mountain, no such "typical" mountaineers may be found today. It may be hard for city slickers and flat- landers to accept this conclusion, for they have long harbored a comfortable feeling they were more civilized than their "hillbilly cousins," whom they depict In their mind's eye as Isolated, Ignorant, and Indolent. Establishment of Industry In Western North Carolina and the building of a splendid network of roads in the area have contributed to making the "typical" mountaineer a vanishing type. However, it will be harder stilt for the writers of hillbilly or "mountain music" and comic strip artlsU to accept the reality. Therefore, It la this group that will find it profitable to keep alive the "mountaineer myth" and will not let it die wlh- out a struggle,—Portsmouth (Va.) star. Just A Few Commies It Isn't the number of card-carrying Communists that counts, as Edward Tomllnson, authority on Inter-American affairs, said in his address here Tuesday. It Is the number of non-Commies the Reds can persuade to become their dupes, their cat's paws, their frontiers. Mr. Tomllnson should know. He had ample opportunity to study the ways of conspiring Communists In Latin-American countries. In Guatn- mglft, he said, there were Just six out-and-out Communists, but they set up the Red regime. They did this, says Mr. Tomllnson, by ronrlng BRainst "foreign," by appealing to those beating the drum.s for "nationalism/ by pretended sympathy for the "underprivileged masses." The Ouatamnla Reds duped all these elements Into doing the bidding of the Communist conspiracy. England Is currently providing another illustration of a larger and. dangerous consprlacv directed by a small core of hard-shell Commies. The dockers' strike Is an outlay walkout. Tin.- strikers, cleverly led Into tUe Bolshevik game by a small group of Reds in their ranks, defied union leaders who counseled against a strike. A l>w Communists trained to hifih skill tit disrupting, confusing, misguiding and deceiving, can work a lot of mischief.—New Orleans States. Is This Really True? We thought this wns cuttle country until we read the results of the 4-H and FHA livesock sale Saturday in Carlsbad. The top - .selling steer brought 73 cents per paund from Charley Johnston of the First National Bank of ArtcMa. That's a nice tidy sum. all right, bud did you notice how the lambs and pigs sold? A lamb was rjid in for $1.30 cents per pound, or 57 cents per pound more than the best-->elling calf. The grand chnlmplon pig was auctioend otf for $1.20 per pound or 47 cents mure than the calf. If that trend were extended on through (ft he meat mp.rket, it would be cheaper to eat T-bonc steaks for breaklnsl than bacon; a beef roast would be a third cheaper on your supper table than lamb chops. We'd heard some complnlnts from the ranch' ers about the price of cattle, but \ve never thought vo see the clny when ho lowly .sheep and pigs would go for better prices than calves, at least not out in the heart of the west.—Carlsbad iN.M.i Current- Argus. They Can't Win Concerned about congressional demands for a reduction in the "chaiibornc corps," the Navy reportedly is considering letting its personnel in Washington wear civilian clothes while on duty. We doubt that the Pentagon sailors had gone to sea, it wouldn't be long untM they had some admiral on the carpet demanding to know why Washington wasn't being properly defended.— Nashville Tenncssean. SO THEY SAY I am very sorry. I thought It was my wife.—Englishman Vincent Halliday for stabbing strange woman. * * * Cooperation between the Democratic House and the Administration will depend a great den! upon the attitude of the Administration. If they are willing to work together for the benefit of the country, we will.—House Speaker-Designate Sam Rayburn. * * • I'm an optomlst. I cannot believe the human race will not Ilnd its way to peace and progress,— Sir Winston Churchill. r No Boom Boom Peter Cdson's Washington Column — A Red Reporter Gives Commies First-Hand Look at Our Election WASHINGTON— (NEA) —Here is how the Communist, (Cast German radio coinmcntiitorKarl-Heinx Stuchlcr analyzed the efforts of the Republicans to win the U. S. election: "Some candidates re.sorted to the craziest means to attract the voters," said the Red broadcaster. 'They arranged wrestling matches ivlth crocodiles. George Bender, who was running in Ohio, had a bomb placed in his car. Vice President Nixon firrniigeri for an anonymous telephone call which Informed him that his lunch was Dolsoncri. "But the man who took the RrenttvU trouble was Mr. Elsenhow- er himself. His election stunt was Adenauer. (Dr. Konrad Adenauer. chancellor of West Germany.) Eisenhower .sent for htm the last week before the election." German Chancellor Konrad Ad- tiKM- I'livi-ietl out the schedule! rvcnls on the last day of his W.v-h- inplon visit with groat difficulty The rle;ith in Germany of Dr. Hermann Ehlcrs. president of Germany's lower of parliament and prominently men tinned a.s Dr. Adenauer's successor, \v;ts n real blow to the venernble but still vigorous chancellor. Dr. Adcnnuer is 79. Dr. Ehlers was 50. "Why couldn't it have been I?' the chiinrHltM- ji.sked his Washington friends, in n perfect tribute. One of (he more popuhir members of (he Ubertan President William C. Tubmann's official party now visiting the United States Is Dr. Joseph N. Togba. He is director-general of public health In Liberia and this year he is serving as president of the World Health Organization Assembly. At a meeting with U. S. Public Health Service officials in Washington Dr. Togha was a-sked what plans he had for a Libermn girl student who is enrolled this year at Ynle School of Public Health. "She will be working out in the rurnl areas," replied Togbn with a big ffrin. Then he explained, "That will be right in her line, for Yale is a pretty rural place." Just before Halloween, Secretary of Commerce Sinclair Weeks was rushing around his office, preparing to take off for Pittsburgh. As he reached for the doorknob, he noticed a bag tied to it. Edith Moses, who runs the Commerce Department cafeteria, had rigged up a trlck-or-treat package for the secretary, at the, suggestion of his staff, and hung It on his office door. Mr. Weeks stopped long enough to open the bag and share the candy with his office helpers. But he tucked a small bag of raisins Into his pocket, saying as he dashed out the door: "I'll save these for the flight to Pittsburgh. I like to eat raisins on nn airplane." Benjamin F. Fairless. chairman of the board of U. S, Steel Corp.. suys he finds the word "taxes" rather distasteful. "Mfiybe you heard the complaint which was voiced not long ago by a leading lady of the New York stage," Fairless told the Charles ton, W. Va., Chamber of Com merce the other day. "She said that with taxes the way they are today, a girl might as well marrj for love. "That, perhaps, is something less than a national tragedy," Mr. Fair less continued, "but what worries me is the fact that with taxes as they may well be tomorrow, the poor girl is going to have to live on love. And Hazel (Mrs. Fairless) assures me that it simply can be done." New Czar of the comic-book industry, Judge Charles P. Murphy is not amused by his work. "Aftei going over comic books for eighl or ten hours a day, I don't find them very funny," he says. But he admits the job has one advantage. His salary Is no longer open for everyone to scrutinize. "I have been in public service practically all my life," explains Mr, Murphy. "For the last nine years I was on the magistrate's bench in New York. That mean my salary was open for generai inspection. Every time my wife bought n new fur coat or I filled up my tank with gasoline, someone would note it down. Then at the end of the year, if these figures came anywhere near what t made, I was accused of absconding public funds. "I wa-s living in a glass ball says Murphy with a smile, "so I'd rather not give away my salary for a while." the Doctor Says— Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. What is .surely an important subject lor many parents Is brought up m nn jnteivstiiii,' letter recently received, It says in part: "My ; dauiJitrr is almost 12 years old :nui has not startt'd to develop yet. The other children in the school of her npp have nt leaftt slnvuui and tins upsets my daughter and she even cries about it. Is Ihriv anything that ran be done rthout this situation, such as hormoiu* shots'.'" Tin 1 little iurl referred to. and perhaps her mother as well, is un- diifly concenied. The physical chanties of adolescence in girls do not always appear at Die same age. nor are they competed at the fin me rale of speed. If these changes start before the age of 13 it nei'd not bo ronstderect abnormal; if there is delay until H or 15 or sometimes even Inter there is no cause for alarm. Tlie age when the definite signs of adolescence in girls begin varies with different families, with racial background, with climate, and perhaps with other factors. There are some aspects of this situation with which the mothers of girls should be familiar. The appearance of the physical changes of adolescence in girls can cause a good deal of anguish unless it Ls properly handled. Every pirl approaching 12 should be properly instructed, preferably by her mother, and made to realize that About one and one-half million girls in the country are having the same experience at the same time. The changes of adolescence should be accepted as steps towards maturity by the girls and by theiv pnvents, It should be explained that the changes about to develop are the result of increased activity on the part of those hormones or internal glands which have to do with fern-! Ininily. This Increased glandular ' act.viiy doc^ not take place nt j once and it takas several years b«-1 fore their full function is completed ' In the fully grown nnd developed woman. After adolescence begins, and usually for two or three years ! later, girls are normally somewhat nervous and less consistent in their behavior than they were before or ; will be later. They often cry easily, become uncooperative and may fly off the handle at members of their family without any reason. The youngsters themselves should try to understand this nnd to control j themselves. ! Parents also should not worry j about the seeming personality 1 change, which often occurs. When '' unreasonable behavior on the part ; of adolescent girls does break out, | parents should ignore the outbursts | altogether, take it, calmly and yet j continue to be firm about those things which arc really important. Hormone injections at this time are rarely, if ever, desirable. LITTLt LIZ— You sometimes wonder If some men get married because they con't afford to go steady any longer. »Nt" • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Get Right Attitude: Avoid Bad Plays By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When I heard about the hand shown today, played in an important team match. I wondered what modern bridge players use instead of red blood corpuscles. The sort of result shown today simply couldn't happen if the players had the right attitude towards the game. At one table, as the bidding diagram shows, South played the hand at four spades. West opened NORTH ID) 20 i « 107532 49852 WEST EAST A8 4K5 ¥A10985 » K 9 8 6 » A J 4 *K74 *Q1063 SOUTH A AQJ10732 V762 North Pass Pass Pass Both sides vul. Eu« Sooth IV 1* Pass 4 A Pass We* •t V Pass Opening lead—V A POME In Which Further Advice Is Given Concerning Peaceful Domestic Relations: If you'd lend n happy life. ! Make t sweetheart of your wife 1 — AtltnU Journal.! the »ce of hearts, and there was then no wayto defeat the contract. South could ruff two hearts in the dummy and would still have a trump left for a finesse through East. The defenders could get only one heart, one diamond, and one club. West could have defeated the contract by leading a trump. Later on, East would win the first round of hearts and lead another trump. This would limit declarer to one heart ruff In the dummy, and UM def«ndera would thm ike Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD By ERSKINE JOHNSON NEA Staff Correspondent LAS VEGAS — (NEA) — "And everybody said, 'What can she do dry?'' Fanny Brice once flipped it about Esther Williams: "Wet she'» • star. Dry she Isn't" But all doubts about Esther's talents have been erased forever, following her dry-land stardom on the stage of the Sahara Hotel here with hubby Ben Gage in another lavish show presented by Bill Miller. The Million Dollar Mermaid from Hollywood sings, dances, clowns and kids herself for 40 minutes without benefit of even a glass of water and it's one of the year's best night-club acts. Eight cities during a seven-week tour already have acclaimed Esther's dry-docking of herself to prove Fanny was wrong, and now it's nearby Hollywood's turn to come, look and be convinced. Esther in a bathing suit, behind an ingenious water curtain, is the only concession to her "Can't I Do Anything But Swim?" career in movies, but it's a dry Esther shining in a series of song-and- dance numbers. THERE'S A CAVALCADE of scenes from her movies, including the memorable "Baby It's Cold Outside" number, a duet with hubby Ben titled "Don't," with Lou Busch's music, and lyrics based on the problems of being married to a movie mermaid; a square dance number, and the show-stopper, "Hurtin" Mambo" with Esther, Jerry Rush and Hal Bell, Sample Ben Gage chatter about married life with Esther: "We waded down the aisle at our wedding:. Every time I squeeze her, she squirts." MGM's always filled up the swimming pool every time Esther was slated to make another movie. But Bill Miller's Idea of presenting her as a song-and-dance gal, sug- j gested two years ago in Florida when she was working in "Easy I to Love," should cut down on the studio's water bill. After all these two hearts, a diamond and a club, defeating the contract. At the other table, East was allowed to play the hand at four hearts. Since the breaks in diamonds and clubs were fortunate, East made an overtrick. He'd have needed very bad luck, however, to lose the contract. As you can see, the play of the cards was reasonable enough, but the bidding was hair-raisingly timid. How can West sell out to four spades when there is an excellent chance that both four spades and five hearts are makeable contracts? When both sides bid up to a fairly high level, and when both sides have sound trump suits, it doesn't pay to sell out too cheap. Instead of "letting the opponents . play the hand, bid one more of your own suit. Perhaps you'll make this contract; and at worst you can't be badly hurt. It's better to go down one trick (perhaps even two j tricks) than to let the opponents j score a vulnerable game. West should have bid five hearts on this reasoning. If West had j done so, the chances are that i Nortn would have adopted the I same policy by bidding five j spades. By this time it would be < clear that neither side was on .safe ground, and either East ov West] could double five spades with con-' fidence in the result. This rule of bidding one more m a good trump suit doesn't apply, of course, when you are already out of your depth. But if both sides have bid with, apparent confidence and safety up to a high level, bid one more rather than sell out. years, Esther can, if she wants to, hang up the bathing suits for good. But that's not the idea. Now that she's clicked with hubby Ben beside her, they'll team up for a big aquacade scheduled to tour the U S., England and Canada in 1956. DOWN THE STREET, at Wilbur Clark's Desert Inn, Miss Energy- bouncin' Betty Hutton still insists she isn't kidding about shutting off the power house for good. • Repeating her reasons—"I want to be with my children"—"I'm 33 and I've been in show business for 30 years and I've had it." Betty told me: "I'm not rich. I'm not poor. I can't afford to live, like a movie star but I'll be happy." Why won't she change her retirement plans if a fabulous offer comes along? She says: "I wouldn't accept 'Gone With the Wing' if it was offered to me. I'm not a ham." There's another husband, Alan Livingston, in Betty's future, but she Insists ' 'The marriage has nothing to do with my quitting show business." BUT GLAMOROUS GRANNY— fabulous Marlene Dietrich—will be back next year, already booked for her third engagement at the Sahara in '55. Displaying just about all of the Dietrich charms in a filmy gown while dishing up husky- voiced singing, she's been a top attraction here for three weeks. I caught up with her in the Casino after her last show where sha was stopping traffic in a skin-tight, white leather outfit with a turtleneck sweater top. She's returning to New York, where there will be TV talks, "but I'd hate to tie myself down to 39 shows a year." Another movie for Marlene? "I doubt it—the creative talent Is gone — the star makers are g-one." There's even showmanship in ths men's room at the Sahara, oper* ated by a genial Negro named Till Toms. A big sign posted by Toms reads: "We can supply you with the following: "Electric or safety razors, electric vibrators, i c e packs, combs, soap packets, towels, hair tonics, hand creams, toilet water, all headache tablets and powders, first-aid kit, mouth wash, eye wash, No-Doze tablets. . Uncle Toms' place typifies th« Las Vegas flair. 15 Years Ago In Blythtville — A new electric organ has been installed in St. Stephen's Episcopal Church. The Rev. Mathew Curry is pastor. Among Blythevllle men who are in Little Rock for a three-day session of the Grand Lodge of Arkansas Masons are Neill Reed, Raleigh Sylvester, L. E. Baker, R. E. Blaylock, F. J, Gaines and Ivy CrtiwCord. Mrs. Mettle Allen was leader of the program presented by the Women's Auxiliary of the Presbyterian Church yesterday afternoon at the church. Mrs. Ray Worthington and Mrs. D. C. McClean presented the devotional. Mrs. W. L. Green was re-elected president of the Woman's Missionary Society of the Lake Street Methodist Church yesterday afternoon. Mrs. Fred Rutherford will go to Memphis tomorrow afternoon to meet her son, Fred Jr., student at Chamberlain Hunt . Military Academy, Port Gibson, Miss, He is coming especially for Thanksgiving Holidays. Mrs. W. M. McKenzie. a former resident of Blytheville now living in Montgomery. Ala-, will arrive tomorrow to spend the weekend here with relatives. 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