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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, May 7, 1953
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PAQB BLTTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS IKK COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. MAINE8, Publisher KAMtT A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor fAUI. D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole N»Uonal Advertising Representatives: ' W«11«M Wltmer Co.. New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtUntu, Memphis. entered as second class matter at the post- office »t Blythevllle. Arkansas, under act of Con- pen, October 9, 1917. , MAT 1, Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier to the city of Blytheville or any iuburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25e per week. . By mail within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per »eir »2 50 for six months, $1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord; for they shall all know me, from th« kast of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord; for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. — Jeremiah 31:34. * * * ' God pardons like a mother, who kisses the offense Into everlasting forgetfulness. — Beecher. Barbs If girls are nice enough to use flavored llp- itlck, men should quit eating onions. * * * A New York beauty doctor says one could ...n. spend $50 a treatment to be really beautiful. Moit girls would rather be smart. * * * We've already seen the biggest fish of the M&ton. He was sitting on a stream bank with a pole «nd can of worms. He * * Thli to th« bulb season — those things you plant and later on wonder what you've planted. Glasses improve some people's golf game, Bays an Instructor. The 19th hole kind? Reds Pump Lies Into Russia To Forestall Free Thinking Over and over through the years we hear it said that particular blasts of Russian'propaganda are designed for "home consumption." We know that Soviet leaders pour a ceaseless stream of false information into the ears of their citizenry, and work desperately to seal the people off from outside sources, of truth. Yet the' most astute foreign observers of the Russian scene, including a number who have lived there for years at a stretch, agree pretty generally that all this effort is largely a failure. You might ask: How can this be? How can Soviet propaganda fail when the ordinary Russian h e a/ s nothing else? The skeptic might argue with especial vehemence that the young Russian must surely Tie a thorough captive of the Communist system. From birth lie has had the doctrine, the false history, the heroes, all of it dinned in his ears. Nevertheless, the judgment is that much of Soviet propaganda is not believed by Russians, and that some of them don't accept any of it at all. One observer once characterized the adult Russian as either secretly belligerent about it, cynical, or utterly resigned. Why don't the people believe it? There is one fundamental answer: Russia itself provides the corrective, the antidote. The discrepancy between what Communist leaders say and what the reality is in Russia is apparent to every man with eyes. No matter how you try to immerse a youth in rosy distortions, you cannot forever put off the day when he will walk about his city or town and see Russia as it is. And very few find their illusions surviving this shock. Hardly a family exists in Russia that has not lost a member to the firing squad, the hangman, the army, the slave labor camp, or the jail for some minor economic offense. These people understand quite well what their "beloved leaders" are doing to them. If all this is so, the Kremlin must certainly know it. It does, of course. Then why bother to pump out the lies in such a torrent? The Kremlin's theory on this is really very simple. To keep silent would be to create a vacuum in the citizen's mind, since the leaders can't tell the truth about themselves and don't intend to admit outside information. Such a vacuum is a dangerous thing to a dictatorship. Gradually a man will fit it with his own independent think-. fng, feeding on the tiniest fragments of renl Information wh»r«YirX« ••" . them up. His mind it fre« to rwt, to generate Ideas. The Kremlin propaganda technique Is designed to prevent that vacuum. K doesn't matter that th« stuff Im't believed. The idea is to keep a man's mind filleS to the brim. He is so busy listening, rejecting, mentally arguing with himself and his leaders, that he has no time for free and independent thought. It might be called the technique of the "full vessel." Let the vessel be less than full, and air gets in, creating bubbles of real thought. Put enough of those bubbles together and they might burst in the Kremlin's face onfe clay. All or Nothing A lady in Holland, Mich., wants her money back| Seems she had $8000 in a bank there when it went broke in 1933. Following a reorganization, she was of' feral half of that as a settlement. Nope, she says, all or nothing. "When we borrowed money from the banks we had to pay it back in full with interest." Thai's what she wants now. Whether the Holland lady ever gets her money or not, she'll have the sympathy of a lot of similar losers. And if she does get her money back, what about them? Tt would take a lot of bookkeeping — not to say money — to give people back all the money they lost in banks in the early thirties. Views of Others Bright Picture For South The economic picture in the South grows brighter by the day. Business news. Industrial news, development news continues good. Today there is no doubt that the Southland has come Into Its own but the situation is taking on fresh enhancement with every passing day. Behind the rosy situation Is the simple lact that the South is a favored area in the Ingredients that make for balanced development plus the fact that we are putting them to use. Here In South Carolina we are well aware of the prodigious economic strides we have made the several years. We look in any direction and evidences ol the new industrial era greet the eye. The good fortune that has come to the Palmetto State has been due in important measure to intelligent cooperation on the part of our people, both ns named leaders and as private citizens. We have made available our resources, natural and otherwise, and we have furnished the necessary initiative to bring waiting capital Into our state to bring opportunity to a head. We are proud that South Carolina has kept pace with her sister Southern states in the wave of development \Ve have' lately witnessed. Weak spots are few in the economic machinery of the area. A survey recently made by the New York securities and Investment firm of Thomson and Mc- Klnnon concludes in definite language that conditions are most favorable the South over. It notes that the Southern background of "plentiful natural resources, healthy climate and good labor has been translated into earning assets at a more intensive pace only in the last two decades. "The results as shown In this period of time are a match to any phase in American pioneering history." To quote further: "Today the South is a well-rounded economic unit, brimming with doings In practically every branch of industrial and commercial endeavor." Thus tidings of the South's progress are spread and the nation is better Informed of what has and is taking place in one of the great sections of our land. To maintain the bright hues In the picture that so delights our eyes these days, we must continue to strive for diversification . and therefore balance. We still have ample opportunity, ample room. —Greenville (S. 0.) Piedmont. SO THEY SAY The economic strength of the freeworld is the indispensible basic of our Joint defense efforts and hence our very survival. — President Eisenhower urges expansion of International trade. * * * It Is with the deepest relief and joy that I welcome you back. Because of the heavy personal sacrifices you have made in our great cause, \ve are humble in yoxir presence. — Gen, Mark Clark to returned POW's In Korea. * * * I am not one of those who "views with alarm" the future of newspapers because of television. Newspapers years ago took radio in their stride and I think they will do the same with television. — George C, Biggers, vice president, Newspaper Publishers Association. * * • * I do not believe that our present security planning can be modified by recent Soviet moves. — Secretary of State Dulles. * * * The foreign policy of the Soviet Union Is a policy of pence based on the strictest observance of treaties and agreements concluded by the U. S. S. R. with other states, — President Voro- ihllow ol the U.S.S.R. Ftngtri Crowed" Peter Cdson's Washington Co/urn Members of Ikes Own Party Blocking Foreign Policy Plans Pfter Edson WASHINGTON —(NEA)— The most curious development in President Eisenhower's foreign policy during his first 100 days in office is that it has run into more opposition from members of his own party, right here at home, than it has from allied governments overseas. There is no mistaking now what the President's foreign policy Is. He stated it very clearly In his speech to the American Society of Newspaper Editors. It may be summed up like this: 1—Seek true and total peace through International cooperation —not isolation. 2—Let there be no dictation by one government over the affairs of another. 3—As long as there Is any threat to freedom, remain armed nt any cost and be ready for any risk of war. 4—Support (.he North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the European Defense Community, with West Germany as a partner. 5—Meet Communist aggression against Korea and in southeast Asia by united action. 6—Welcome every honest act of peace from the new regime in Russia, but insist on specific accomplishments such as conclusion of an armistice in Korea, an end to direct Communist attacks in Malaya and Indo-China, signing of an Austrian peace treaty, liberation of World War II prisoners still held by the Soviet. 7—With peace achieved, reduce armaments and have International control,of atomic energy with inspection under the UN. 8—Devote savings from disarmament to world reconstruction, development of underdeveloped areas and the promotion of profitable and fair world trade. Pew Democrats can find fault with this restatement of what has been the basic bipartisan foreign policy of the postwar years. In making this policy effective, however, the President has run into one trouble after another. Senate Shelved Yalta Resolution Among the principal roadblocks thrown up in his path to peace, these may be listed: 1—A resolution charging the Soviet Union had perverted the Yalta and Potsdam agreements by subjugating free people has been shelved in the Senate. Republican leaders responsible say it is not strong enough in condemnation of the Russians and the Democrats, not specific enough in promises to liberate the enslaved peoples. 2—The President's proposal for a one-year extension of the reciprocal trade agreements act, while the program is given restudy, is attacked by high-tariff Republicans who are trying to impose further curbs against the import of foreign products. 3—While the Eisenhower administration Is proposing some c.uts in arms aid and economic assistance to non-Communist countries, economy advocates in Congress are trying to cut these appropriations and the entire U. S. defense program still further. 4—Congressional zeal to purge the U. S. State Department of all Truman-Acheson influence has led to bitter Senate opposition to confirmation of such presidential appointees as Ambassador to Russia Charles E. Bohlen and Ambassador to Germany James B. Conant. 5—The President's appeal for restudy of U. S. Immigration law has been met with complete indifference in the Congress. So the President has now asked Congress to admit an additional 240,000 refugees from behind the Iron Curtain. Much of the President's difficulty in getting his foreign policy ship of state launched has come from his self-appointed helpers. Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy's continuing investigations into alleged Communist influences in the State Department and the Voice of America have kept those organizations in turmoil and near chaos. The senator's private deals with Greek ship owners, while well intentioned, seem to have complicated admin- istration's efforts toward the same end. Leaders Had To Protect Policies Ohio Sen. John Bricker's proposed constitutional amendment to limit the President's treaty-making powers has been backed by 63 other senators. But this effort has had to be beaten down by administration leaders as a clear infringement on the President's constitutional powers. Sen. Robert A. Taft's proposal that all Far Eastern problems be settled in the Korean armistice talks had to be opposed by Secretary Dulles to maintain the President's position that these negotiations be limited to United Nations military operations. Secretary Dulles himself has come in for some of this polite slapping down by the President for overreaching statements. This was particularly true in the case olxDulles' "dff-the-record" answers to questions on the possibility for a UN trusteeship over Formosa and settlement of the Korean war at a new line north of the fighting front but south of the Yalu. All this infighting at home has taken considerable ttfne that might have been better spent in combating the Communists. President Eisenhower's c a m- paign promise to go to Korea if elected, with the implicaton that he would seek an early settlement of that war, has borne little fruit. Stalin's death and the new regime in Russia had much to do with the exchange of sick and wounded prisoners and the reopening of cease-fire negotiations. Back of this action, however, was the fact that the fighting in Korea had been actively supported by the new administration. The one positive action which the President has taken in the Par East was his early withdrawal of the U. S. Seventh Fleet from the Straits of Formosa. Rumors that the administration would order blockade of the entire China coast brought a denial of any such intent from the President himself. In Europe, the course of the future will be mapped more clearly at the North Atlantic Council meet- Ing now in progress in Paris.. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service Many people follow food fads which have little relation to scientific knowledge of nutrition. Q—I have recently rend a book calling attention to the dangers of mixing proteins and carbohydrates In the diet. It says that mixing such foods in the same meal Is very hard on the digestive system. What do you think of this? Mrs. H. W. A—If this was as harmful as some claim, most of us would, be dead long since. I show my own disbelief of this at almost every meal, Q—I am in my early 40's, but every night when I get in bed my arms and legs start Itching terribly and I can't sleep. What can I do for this? M. S. B. A—This Is a miner common and certainly most distressing complaint. It Is a difficult thing to overcome. Possibly R skin oil would be helpful, but most people with this complaint have to experiment with it number of things and even then find relief hnrd to come by. Q—I am ncarlng 77, nm active, with a good position, and In excellent condition. During Uit past few weeks I have suffered with severe cramps in my legs which appear several times during my sleep. Could this be related to hardening of the arteries? F. T. A—Considering the .circumstances mentioned, the most likely explanation is some hardening of the arteries in the legs. Perhaps not a great deal can be done for this but it would be Interesting to know whether getting up and walking around when the cramps appear improves or worsens the situation. If they are severe enough to keep you awake—and perhaps In any event—it would be well to be checked over. •• Q—When my husband goes into any cold place his fingers turn white and feel like Ice. Please tell me what is cmising this condition. Mrs. D. W. A—Your husband evidently gets a constriction or tightening of the blood vessels which supply his hands whenever he Is exppsed to cold. This happens to everyone to some degree, but In his case It Is much more than average. Since. In all probability, nothing much c.'in be done to remedy the situation, the best step would seem to bt avoltianc* of exposure of the hands to cold when possible and protecting them carefully by mittens, gloves or other means when such exposure cannot be avoided. If he smokes, he should stop. Q—I have read that there is a special diet for gaining weight in the breasts. Can you tell me what this is? Miss B. A—There is no special diet for this purpose. •JACOBY ON BRIDGE When on Defense Be Extremely Alert By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service When dummy has a long solid suit, the defenders must usually grab their tricks on the run. Otherwise they may wake up only after declarer has obtamed all the discards he needs. When today's hand was played in the Eastern States Tournament, held recently in New Vork, many declarers succeeded In making ten tricks because the defenders were not alert enough to take what was theirs first. At many tables, for example, East won the first trick with the ace of spades and returned a spade to West's king. This left South'! king of club; iaf< from Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD -(NBA)— Behind the Screen: John Derek'« confessing that he not only took 60 pounds off hlg frame—he's 160 these days instead of 210—but that he took a couple of Inches off his head size, too. Playing a role in Republic's "Sea of Lost Ships," after five years as a movie actor, 26-year-old John told me: "I got the big head. I don't mind telling it. It took everything my friends could do to keep me from believing I .had arrived. I made a statement once that in two years I would be Mr. TT in Hollywood. In two years I wasn't Mr. IT or Mr. anything else. Those bobby-soxers can make you believe anything. "Now all I want Is a chance to prove that I'm an actor with some strength and ability to himself. If I can't show that I mean something as an actor, I'll give up." Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh costarring in a musical at U-I? That's what the Curtises would like to do as their next teamship effort, Tony tells it, and that's why he's been putting In extra hours studying voice with vocal coach Harriet Lee. Watching Janet leap and prance with Donald O'Connor on the "Walkin" My Baby Back Home" set, Tony dreamed out loud: "I'm not trying to sing 'Be My Love' or anything like that. I just want an off-beat voice that I can get by with." They are scheduled to do a personal-appearance tour to drum up trade for their new films and Tony's grinning: "We may work up a song-and- dance act. Right now I can do a passable rendition of 'It's a Good Day' and dance without falling on my face." attack, so that nothing could prevent him from winning four trump tricks (by means of a finesse through East) and six diamond tricks. At a few tables the East player saw at the very first trick that it was ..vital to switch to clubs. This play made a difference of two tricks. At these tables West was able to win the second trick with the NORTH A 10 7 VK74 » A Q 10 8 5 * WEST *K53 V 1063 • 963 *AQJ8 EAST AA98642 VQ82 • 72 #72 SOUTH (D) South 1* Pass 3* VAJ95 «KJ 4 K 9 6 5 3 North-South vul. West North East Pass 1 » 1 * 24 3» Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 3 jack of clubs. The correct defense from this point was to cash the king of spades, take the ace of clubs, and then lead a third round of clubs. By this time the defenders had taken four tricks in the black suits and were now sure to win a fifth trick with a trump. If dummy ruffed low, East could easily over- ruff. If dummy ruffed with the king of hearts, the defenders were sure of a natural trump trick with either the queen or the teh. KEEPS HIS SHIKT ON THE script has to call for tt or Vic Mature keeps his shirt on. It may be all right for Alan Ladd, but beefcake doesn't make sense to burly Vic, who still winces when he thinks of that old movie, "One .Million, B. C.," and when he went back to Broadway to get tagged as the beautiful hunk of man in "Lady in the Dark." "The critics," Vic said on the set of "The Robe," "are waiting for an actor when he takes off his shirt. If you're loaded with muscles, they call you a bar-bell guy. If you have no physique, you'ra dead. "I have a rule—on stripping down just because a director thinks. It might add some interest to the picture. This is the first I've taken off my shirt since 'Samson and Delilah.' Even with DeMille I did it only because the story called for it. Let Tarzan take off his shirt. I've had it." CULTURE BENT JEFF CHANDLER, doesn't want to start a feud with Marlon Brando, but he's in a letter-to-the-editor mood about Marlon's recent blast here against movie censorship. Maybe it's because Jeff's a papa, but he likes the movie culture that Marlon deplores. "Even the idea of upstanding heroes and villains who get their come-uppance," he opined at U-I's "Brady's Bunch" set. "I like the idea of kids growing up with these movie ideals." As for keeping youngsters out of theaters and getting a new deal from the censors, Jeff wants to know "how you can keep kids out of theaters? They're big ticket buyers. Pictures have to be made for the teen-agers who read fan magazines as well as older moviegoers. The teen-agers support pictures. Movies for adults only would bankrupt the exhibitors." CONSERVATIONISTS report a '•decline in wildlife." They should look around some Saturday night. — Greenville (S.C.) Piedmont. 15 Years Ago In Blytheyille Miss Frances McHaney has arrived home from Jonesboro, where sha is a student at Arkansas State College, to be the weekend guest of her parents. Miss Nancy Ann Hughes was leader of the program on "Culture of the Old South and Plantation j Days Before the War' 'which was presented for the Children of the Confederacy when 14 members attended a picnic lunch meeting at the home of Mrs. James B. Clark. Mr. and Mrs. William La\vshe were among those who attended the horse show in Memphis yesterday. © NEA Miss Sarah Trotter disrupted traffic no end down town yesterday. Her defense was she was practicing driving on the left side of the street in preparation for her trip to the Coronation. Sea Disaster Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 58 Insect bite IThe LusitaniaSSAdds to was ed on VERTICAL this date in i Lar g e plant 2Boatpaddles 3 Get up 4 Postscript (ab.) 5 Lamprey- catchers 6 Sleeping vision 8 It was one of 'the incidents to involve the U S. in War I 13 Breeders 14 Close (poet.) 15 Bitter vetch 16 Permit 17 French annuity 7 Hops' kilns 8 Gatekeeper 9 Individual 10 Rip 18 Compass point,, T ,,J.. m r—;i;»«t«j iiiaray 19 Facilitated 21 Morning moisture 22 Upper limb 23 Scottish sheepfold 25 A hundred American —- were lost . in its sinking 28 Strays 32 Prince 33 Dance step 34 Ledger entry 35 Hindu queen 36 Suffix 37.Carry (coll.) 38 Daubed 40 Renovate 41 Gibbon 42 Scatter, as hay 43 Cleansing tool 46 Former Russian rulers 48 Possess 51 Violin maker 53 Soak flax 54 Scottish river 55 Alarm device 56 This disaster made the Germans Of the U. S. 12 Sketched 20 Expunge 22 Antenna 24 Redacted 25 Set gods 26 Mohammedan 42 Tendency priest 43 Bulk 27 Climbing 44 Leave out plant 45 R aw s |] k 28 Baton weight 29 Famous 47 Scope English school 48 Chief god of 30 Plexus the Eddas 31 Merganser 43 Noxious plant 33 Wharves 50 Promontory 39 Classification 52 Number 40 Paused 57 Pronoun

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