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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, November 24, 1954
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (AHK.) COURIER NEWS WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER, 24, 1945 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THI COURIER HIWS OO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES. Editor, Assistant Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising U»n*fer Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., Hew York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. Entered at second e!t» matter at the posf- oflice at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Oon- gre», October », 1817. Member o( The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the citj of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier itrvict to maintained, SSc per week. Bj mail, within a radius of M miles. $5.00 per jesr, »2.50 for six months, 11.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile none. li:.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Lwt comhig luddenlj he find you ilreplnf.— Mark 11 :M. * ¥ * I have lived to know that the secret of happiness is never to allow your energies to stagnate.— Adam Clark. Barbs "Husband Shot in Ankle by Hi« Wlle"-hcad- line. What's become of the high aims of our women. * * * The nun who thinks the world can't get atonf without him better not try to prove It. » * * If so many people didn't dislike to do dishes, there would be far fewer plates in the refrigerator with just a dab of food on them. » * * We're, aneaklng up on the shortest (lays of the year—bnl not to the little kldi who are walling for Santa. Claua. * * * Why is it that a dog that belonn to somebody never hw much sense? Thanks for Moderation America could be thankful this Thanksgiving Day that nowhere on the globe is there a shooting war, and thnt the likelihood of a new outbreak—large or small— seems more remote than it did a year ago. America could be thankful, loo, that Jt« destinies in this still critical time rest in the hands of a President who is deeply committed to the .search for lasting peace and in governed by decent instincts in dealing with his fellow men. But perhaps the thing it should be most grateful for right now is'that its own people, the citizens who as voters make the basic decisions in the nation's life, are mostly men and women of moderation. This country, like another, has its extremists and fanatics at both ends of the political scale. Bu nature they are highly vocal, and often they try unashamedly to pretend they are the voice of the nation. They try, too, to show that truth resides with them. But the great bulk of the American citizenry falls in the moderate zone. It abhors violence of thought and act. In a complex age when black and white decisions appear almost obsolete, when the choice can lie between two rights or two wrongs, it seeks rational compromise, check and balance, cautious advance. It was these millions of moderate •Americans who spoke so plainly for a middle course in the recent election. Undisturbed by frantic cries from both the Right and the Left, they stepped into polling booths across the nation and acted to keep their major political parties in tight rein. In so doing, they confounded pollsters sentiment samplers, analysts and the politicians themselves, who thought they had the voters' behavior carefully charted. They undercut candidates billed as ''Sure things" and elevated suprise figures to victory. In other words, they acted in accord with their own moderate consciences for what they thought were their own and the nation's best interests. At a time when the air is filled with shrill cries, we can indeed be deeply thankful that Americans have the will and the capacity and the temperament to behave calmly and moderately. The many, many millions who conduct themselves with * such admirable restraint and cautious wisdom are our real anchor in the swirling storm of the mid-20th century. With them resides most truth, rather than uncomfortably with the fanatics. And with them as our foundation, the United States can go on building toward a better, fuller more secure future. vrtEWS OF OTHERS Hostile Groups Menace People's Rights More thun the newspapers themselves are directly concerned when any blighting hand censorship or other dictatorial coup reaches toward K nation's free press to put out that light. And just as directly is A ba.slc public interest Imperil* led when sly attempts are made-by frontal as- intiIt* or innuendo—to undermine confidence in thai free press. Cranston Williams, general manager of the American Newspaper Publishers Association, asked a pertinent question Monday in the topic of his speech before the Southern Newspaper Publishers Association: "Is there a cold war on newspapers?" Having assessed the evidence, he had to answer in the affirmitive. There Is. Parties to that anti-newspaper campaign number more than the bureaucratic agencies that seek to counsel items of public concern in the details and facts of their own operation—or espouse cen-. worship and outright governmental regulation of the press. They include professional groups, such as the bar In New York, toying with a curtain to drop between its members and the newspapers on the pretense that p'ublic acquaintance with the facts of a case in court is inimical to Justice. They include the run-of-mine antagonist large or small, old or young, addicted to the view that newspapers are "biased" and not to be trusted— and seeking to plant that idea via propaganda even in textbooks for public consumption. Some of these may not know, and others may not care, that in adopting such a propaganda line they are playing into the hands of America's greatest foe, whose favorite weapon of smear Is the allegation that the free press cannot be "trusted" or "believed." The enemy paints the American newspaper as the "tool* of "capitalism," which i» * Red hate word. The enemy would like to aee this light put out. There 1* not on the part of the Federal Government today any such hostility toward the free prfcss as prevailed under the two preceding administrations. Newspaper men themselves, primarily the nation's publishers, fought that battle to a finish—and maintained the freedoms that a number or times were menaced by reckless and pernicious hands. Still the fight must go on, because there are bureaucratic efforts to revive and enforce capricious controls that never have been legally vested in agencies of government. The "cold war" has as its purpose the discrediting of the proas. Basically it .stems from those In government or out of government, at the fcd» eral, state, and local level, who dispute the public's right to know. As Mr. Wilyllams observe*, It is "a strange thing that in this country the leadership on behalf of the public to protect its right of access to public information has invariably been taken by newspapers rather than by public office holders who were elevated to serve the public." The newspapers have not defaulted on that, and will not. They have defended the people's "right to know." They will continue to do that BS a primary duty—realizing as these attackers know, that depotlsm's dreams of power ennnot be attained when a press is responsible, free, and alert. Again, as Mr. Williams puts It, •• Arbitrary rule cannot survive when the press Is watching those who seek power (or themselves." His answer, in the affirmative to the original question, supplies a challenge to the best service America's newspapers, Individually and collectively, can render. We are blessed as a nation with the First Amendment, incorporated, in a Bill of Rights. Keeping it Is every citizen's primary obligation. Nashville (Tenn.) Banner Opportunity for Southerners With the Democratic Party in control of both House of Representatives and the Senate in the new Congress, Southerners will be In powerful position, holding H large number of vital committee chairmcmihlps. In this position, soulliernm have i\ great op-" portunity to serve the nation, the South and their party—but they cnnnot do so by RoinR along witlj the Pair Deal leadership which so long has dictated Democratic Piirty policies. Southern Democrats long have smarted under the nnti-South Fair Deal attacks. Now with Southerners In positions of power, they have an opportunity to assume leadership themselves and to reject the socialistic, left-wing philosophy which The Fair Dealers have been forcing upon the nation. If the Southerners use their power ("or con- rrf the brand which helped build the South's traditional loyalty to the Democratic Party, they will serve the nation well, will protect the South from political attack, and will place themselves in a position to be reckoned with in the Democratic Party. If the Southerners laU to assevl- thpmwlves and choose simply to "go along" with the Fair Deal lefties, they will lose their great opportunity for constructive service. Under Pair Deal leadership the Democratic Parly was taken so far to the left, il was almost ready to usurp the name of Die Socialist, Party. But a resurgence of Southern conservatism may yet resurrect the Democratic Party 1,1110 a respectable political party worthy of Southern and national support. , In the new Congress, conservative Southerners and conservative Mid west erners—Democrats and Republicans—should join together n.s they have KO so many times in the past to safeguard our nation. Chattanooga News-Free Press. SO THEY SAY My visit to Russia lends me to think that the atom bomb which seems to be a threat to the world, will appear in B hundred years' time to have been the saving of the world.—Britain's Lord Coleraine. * ¥ * He (Y»nk«e catcher Yogi BcrriO can hit nil right . . . But take that bnt away from him and he isn't very much.-lndlan Shortstop Sam Dcnte. We're Grateful for Enough to Go Around! Peter Edson'f Washington Column — Three Latin American Nations Non Celebrate Thanksgiving Day as US. WASHINGTON—<NEA) —Three Latin-American countries now eel cbrnte the U. S. -Thanksgiving Day. The president of Paraguay, Dr. Frcclcrlco Chiives, saw and thought well of the Thanksgiving Day celebration given by Americans at the U. S. InfonniUion Agency post In Asuncion in 1052. So he proclaimed by .special decree that his cou- try thereafter would also celebrate the lust Thursday In November In thanks to Ood. In Ihc first Thanksgiving: Day celebration by Paraguay, last year, a .solemn high muss was celebrated in Asuncion cathedral. Brazil and Cuba have also issued similar Thanksgiving- Day nraeUmmlions. H is hoped that observance U-111 spread to other American countries. When Ken. William E. Knowland left California to come to Washington day niter election, (he result of the iJomUe race was still uncertain, mid he didn't know what his job was going to be in the next Congress. "A.s the returns came in. my position as majority leader teetered, and finally on arrival in Washington," he said, I tottered Into being a minority leader." Rc-clcctcd Sen. Clinton P. Anderson iD.. N. M.> came back to Washington telling of a talk he .nude to some 300 fanners on the drought relief situation. As he. bc- ;un to speak, it began to rain. •The downpour hit the .side of the juilding and made » terrible racket," snys Senator Anderson. "Fi- inlly one fellow in the buck of the room yelled out. 'I wish the speaker would talk louder. This damn I rain is making so much noise I can't hear what you're saying about the drought.' " Senator-elect Richard Neuberger of Oregon used to be a Newspaperman himself and for a number of years he has augmented his meager pay as a member of the Oregon legislature by free-lance writing. One of Neuberger'.s pet crusades has been to have the capital of the United States moved from Washington to some place in the west. During the war lie served as an Army captain at the Pentagon and came to despise Washington summer weather. So at the end of the war, one of the first pieces he \vrole wiis for the New York Times Sunday magazine. It said that the capital should be moved to Denver permanently. Anyway, thus piece of Neuberg- nr's was printed along about Labor Day. The front pages of the same day's paper carried story and pictures of a one-foot snowfall in Denver the night before. The weather in Washington at the time was beautiful. And that ended the Neuberger crusade to move the capital out west. Judy Holllday, of Broadway and Hollywood fame, came to Washington the other day to receive an award from Treasury Department for making a four-minute Savings Bond Drive film for free. The award was presented in Secretary of the Treasury George M. Humphrey's office. For the cameramen, Miss Holli- riay sat at the secretary's big desk, and made like she was .signing papers. As she got up, Secretary | Humphrey said to her, "Now if we're a million dollars short to morrow, it will be because of one of those papers you've signed, anc I'll have to turn you over to the FBI and Department of Justice.' Judy smiled, but just as she was leaving the office, who should walk in but Attorney General Berber Brownell, Jr. "Gee" said the blonde, no missing her cue. "They sure go to work on you fast here, don' they?" Modestly the A. G. told abou how fast he was, and how it was necessary to show a lot of speed to keep up with crime. "But I just did it" exclaimed Judy. So they all posed for the cameraman again, with Mr. Brownel in the picture to make it look like he'd caught a crook. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D. Tex.), who will be. majority leader in the next Congress, admits that he has never been able to rid of his nickname, "Landslide Lyndon," after winning his 1948 primary by 87 votes. If aythlng the name will stick tighter if he can get elected majority leader by n couple of votes. "In Texas we voted for Ike in '52 and got our tidelands back," cracks Johnson. "All we asked for this November was forgiveness and a Democratic Congress." Spry Sen. Theodore Francis Green (D.. R. I.), who won reelection despite his 87 years, now challenges whether he Is the oldest member. "Some of my colleagues stopped listing their birth dates in the congressional directory a dozen years ago." he charges. the Doctor Says- Written for NEA Service By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. "My husband." writes Mrs. H., "has n bronrhiul cough. It is worse in the morning; and sometimes it is hard for him to breathe. Ls there anything he or I ran do to bring him relief?" H y,'OuM seeni fvom this IrUer Ihnt Mrs. H.'.s husbnwl i.s .severely afflicted with chronic bronchitis. The fact that he finds it difficult to brcaUu; may incim that there are already some complications which have developed in the lungs or in the heart. Certainly he should take active .steps to try to relieve the situation before it gets any wor^e. Bronchitis Ls an irritation or inflammation of the breaming passageways leading into the lung tissue itself. It is almost always the result of some irriiation from germs, viruses, irritating fumes, or other element.s in the air which bring about changes m the lining of these passageways. In general, bronchitis is considered to be either acute or chronic. When acute the onset is sudden and the early symptoms may be much like of an ordinary cold. Not infrequently there is n feeling of heaviness over the che-sl and fever is common, The most characteristic feature is a cough which at first is dry but later, is accompanied by mucus secretion which is brought up with the coughing and brings temporary relief. The outcome of acute bronchitis depends on Ihc nature of the cause and whether it is mild or severe. DILon the fever lii.sts only a weeX or so nnel then the cough becomes looser and greater relief is obtained from bringing, up sputum. In those people who are. weakened by starvation, disease, or by some 1 other cnu.-c and m llio.-.c 1 who are agctt, acute bronchitis Is parti- cularly dangerous. Bronchitis also may develop slowly and be "chronic" from the start. The causes of chronic bronchitis are much the same ns those of the acute variety. The symptoms likewise are similar but not so severe. The substance which causes the irritation should be removed, if possible. Drugs may relieve the .symptoms somewhat. Every effort should be made to build up the patient into good health and avoid irritation to the air passages. Change of climate, when it can be arranged, us an important part of treatment for many patients with chronic bronchitis. Often those who cannot seem to get over their chronic cough at home promptly improve when they go to a warm mild, or dry climate. Of course, the result of such change depends to some extent on the cause of the bronchitis and also on how long the bronchitis has been in existence and its severity. A long-lasting chronic bronchitis is not only distressing but also carries risks for the future—particularly that of bronchtectasis. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Solve This Problem; It Can Be Done By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service How would you go about making four hearts with the South hand j shown today? You must draw two rounds of trumps to capture West's king. That leaves only two trumps in the dummy, not enough to take care of your third club and your third and fourth diamonds. It looks as though you must surely lose one diamond and three clubs or two diamonds and two clubs. The game can be made, how- Geologists estimate that polar ice caps arc disappearing at the rate of about 500 feet a year, with North American glaciers disappearing fastest of all. Approximately 1.34S pounds of stainless steel arc used in the manufacture of a modern jet flghtcr- bomber. IT IS EASTER to run the country f you're not president. — Memphis Press-Scimitar. NORTH 24 WEST 485 * A J 1062 V A 1064 » J.i 462 EAST 4KQ973 V87 « K Q 10 8 4 +63 4AQJ10 «9843 SOUTH (D) 44 »QJ953 « AR72 Both sides vul. Sooth W«l North Cart Pass It 14 Pas; 2V .14 3 V Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pas« Opening [cad.-+ 1C over, ns K. M. Pellegg demonstrated In a recent rubber bridge game in Jaffa, Israel. Pellegg made his game contract by finding A way to win > trick with his king of clubs. West opened the king of diamonds and »'M allowed to bold Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Leslie Caron won stardom with her llttle-lost-girl look and then an Oscar nomination for her sad-faced herone in "Lili." But "Permanent Waif" is a label Leslie's ready to shed. Prom now on out she wants more zip and zing in her screen roles, she confessed on the "Daddy Long Legs" set at Fox and, "besides I'll soon be too old to play little- girl parts." Her stint with Roland Petit's "Ballet de. Paree" is one reason for Leslie's rebellion with an eye on the glamor department. She played a wicked doll who murdered her seven husbands and it ended, she beams, "with a ballet strip tease and It was loads of fun." Mario and Betty Lanza plan to take their daughter, Colleen, to a famed New York specialist for further plastic surgery on the child's finger. Hollywood medics built back most of the finger, cut off halfway when a heavy door accidentally slammed shut in their home. Now tnat she's announced her retirement, Betty Button's saying she's no longer a candidate for the Sophie Tucker filmbiography. Ac cording to Betty: "Writers were never able to lick the slory. There is no story." BLONDE DOROTHY TOWNS spent two days in a local hospital for a checkup, with Jack Webb as a bedside visitor. ... Ida Lupino and Howard Duff will costar in a Pour-Star Playhouse TV film despite their latest domestic battle. Slick-performance dept.: Dorothy Malone's emoting- as the lonesome wife who falls for young GI in "Battle Cry." Comic Hani: Henry tossed it at a pasty-faced heckler at the Silver Slipper in Vegas: "I thought I told you to wait in the hearse" Marjorie Reynolds' ex-hubby, Jack Reynolds, will .wed department-store buyer Jane Crist now that her divorce is final. .. . The end of ft Hollywood marriage was a financial blow to the hubby, who collected $500 a week spending money. . A Congressional ban on the use of "FBI" in all movie and TV titles is the reason "Case Pile: FBI" was released as "Down Three Dark Streets." The hit novel was authored .by former FBI man Gordon Gordon and his wife, Mildred. the trick. He continued with the queen of diamonds, and South won with the ace. Pellegg led the queen of hearts next and let it ride for a finesse. He continued with a low heart to dummy's ace, capturing the king on the way. The next step was to cash the ace of spades and ruff a low spade in the South hand. He then ruffed a diamond in dummy and ruffed another spade to make sure, of clearing spades from the West hand. With the stage thus set, Pellegg led his last diamond. West played the nine of diamonds, and declarer discarded a club from dummy instead of ruffing. West promptly led a fifth diamond, and dummy again discarded a club. South also discarded a cluu. At this stage West had only clubs left in his hand. If he led the ace of clubs, 'dummy would ruff, and South would later win a trick with the king of clubs. If West led a low club, dummy would discard, and South would make a trick immediately with his king of clubs. Either way, West could get no further tricks, and South was sure to make his game contract. AVA GARDNER is saying she still doesn't know when she will have all the necessary papers for her Nevada divorce from Frank Sinatra. But she insists: "I have every intention of getting the divorce." Financial haggles, it's said, hav« delayed the final melting. The stork cancelled its date, with Mercedes McCambridge and hubby Fletcher Markle. . . . Spencer Tracy is taking the spa cure near Rome. .. . Eyebrow-lifting talk about the Linda Darnell-Phil Liebmann honeymoon to Europe: They occupied separate cabins on the S. S. Liberte's return voyage. Marlon Brando is being paged for a Broadway revival of "Hamlet." The bankroll needed for th« production is ready for Brando's yes or no. To date there's just silence from the star. I WONDER WHAT Gene Tierney is thinking about Yvonne de Carlo's quotes when asked about dates with Aly Khan in Germany. Said Yvonne: "Aly has only come here to see a man about a horse. Anyway, the Aga Khan does not want his son to marry another movie star," Memory - Book Note: When Humphrey Bogart started the heroic tough-guy cycle on the screen explaining: "I come to work without shaving and with a hangover, so that starts a big movie cycle." Maria Montez's sister, Lucita, and her husband, Jean Roy, ars helping raise little Maria Christina, daughter of the late star and Jean Pierre Aumont. They've moved into Aumont's home in Paris. 75 Yean Ago In B/yth«vi»«— Impressed coaches from South Bend, Ind., whose team played football here last week,, tossed plenty of bouquets to Sonny Lloyd, Bill Godwin, Danny Warrington. Alvin Justice, Hugh Harbert and John Paulk. The WPA has announced that it will spend $352,588 on roads in Mississippi County in the next 12 months. Jesse Wiggins is construction engineer for this district. Virgil Green was speaker at a meeting of the American Legion last nighl at the Hut. Mrs. Walker Baker and Mrs. L. E. Old were guests yesterday afternoon of Mrs. W. D. Chamblain when she entertained the Tuesday Club. In the bridge games, Mrs. Harry Klrby was high and Mrs. Chamblain was second high. Invention of the Bessemer converter, in 1856, made cheap steel possible. UTTit LIZ— When you get right down to focts, the only thing that prevents boldness is o lot of hair. **»• Guys and Dolls An§w«r to Previout Puizla ACBOM 1 - .Dfckind H«oy 4H«»,Jo, - •ixl Amy 8D«vid Copptrfleld •nd U - «nd Mtrni* 11 Toiletry OH ItNomtd DHole 16Kocoui*t«- roent 11 Add< flivot POWN 1 PoinU 1 Migratory worker 1 Flture* of SpMCn 4 Otucurt 5 Famoui Bullish Khool 8 Wrtfllt 7 Strike 8 Venture* 9 Spoken 10 Fury 11 Encourage 17 Expunge? 25 Center 41 Uncloses 28 Kind of nut 4Z "Auld Lang 27 Ukrainian city " M Hang 43 Painter Grant 39 Arthur's nickname 44 Caelic 11 Swine ntlMdowt 14 Hurt M - and Harry Truoun n H«*lth r«ort »BoofH -- 31SMMW 14 Tile* in to custody MWandninj MAfflrnuttvt 19 EnelrctaBMOt »J Small Islands 4« Love god U Compound «thtr J4Dittanl 47 Comfort 48 Gaiter 90 Head coverinf ktaf .ttAmotttd 40R*)«tt 41 t*r (conk. futiii) 4! Ptnptnttoi 44T«UriM HTM SlOrfinrf MSoon MMlKulin* M Hardy hewew ST Animal doctor {coll.)

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