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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAGE SIX BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER S, 19M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS •na OOURIIK KIWS oo. H. W HAINES, PubUiber HARRT A. KAINE8.. Editor, Assistmnt Publlihw PAUL D. HUMAN, AdmtiaUit Winner Bolt N»tlon»l Adrertising Reprejentstlves: W»Uac« Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanti. Memphis. . Entered as second class matter it the post- office »t Blytheville, Arkansas, under »ct of Con- pen, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Presi SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the citj ol Blytheville or «nj suburban town where carrier service li maintained. 25c per week Br mall, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per j«»r, »2.50 tor six months. »1.25 lor thret months; by msll outside 50 mile zone, 112.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations So this Daniel prospered In the reign of Darius, and in the reign of Cyrus the Persian.—Daniel 6:28. # * * In prosperity let us most carefully avoid pride, disdane and arrogance,—Cicero. Barbs The Russian Is no seven-foot giant, but he Is a strapping fellow with the ability to mass-produce.— Ma].-Gen. Frederic Smith. » * * Any c»rd game encourage* conversation, »ays in expert. But you should hear the language sometimes. ¥ * * You'r* more popular with people If the only faroritct yon play are in the hone raoec. * * * A West Coast doctor removed a gold ring Irom a man's stomach. Moral: don't bite your Mill I • * * The »nly trouble with "laurh and trow fat" k that when you do It, there's nothing to laugh at * * * Maybe some of the folks who advise us to breathe through the nc«e simply wants us to keep our mouth shut. Let's Let Memphis Go To The Barn Alone For the first time since this Dixon- Yates business came up, the folks in Memphis have shoivn some real good hard-headed sense in attempting to solve their power problem. They're talking about building their own power plant. Up until now, they've been like the farm boy when the hired hand left. He finally figured out he'c5 have to milk the cow himself if he wanted to keep drinking sweet milk. And thus, Memphis has just about put itself in the frame of mind to do some milking, after attempting to get Tennessee Valley Authority and/or any combination of private and public power groups to give it cut-rate electricity at the expense of somebody else. Frankly, we'd be just as happy if Memphis had to pay for its own electricity in the future. It has had a nearly- free ride long enough. And this goes for the remainder of the TVA region. We begrudge them their good fortune in having cut-rate electricity for so long, thanks to us taxpayers. Now let them do their own milking. Although the Dixon-Yates deal is none too fragrant, we can't see how Memphis has tied in power for the Atomic Energy Commission with its own commercial, industrial and residential needs. AEC power interests us. Memphis power doesn't. Let's keep them distinctly separate. Healthy America a Must Hospitals, like our highways and our schools, have been feeling the tremendous pressures of AnTerican population growth. We can't build new ones fast enough to-keep pace with the need. It isn't merely that there are more people around. It's also that people who never went to hospitals before are going now. For example, back in 1935 about 36 persons out of each 1000 in the U. S. population were admitted to non-profit hospitals for stays of various lengths. But in 1952, the latest year for which figures seem available, the rate had risen to 79 out of every 1000. According to a report of an organization called the Commission on Financing of Hospital Care, the swift growth of hospitalization plans like Blue Cross is one big factor explaining this increase. Another, of course is the general increase in personal income levels in the nation, enabling more people to pay hospital bills. The commission believes, too, that the figures reflect mounting recognition in the popul»c« that when real illness strik- es, the hospital is the only place to be, Whatever the full explanation, the boost in hospital admission rates places a terrific strain on available institutions and their staffs. Some 20,000,000 persons will have entered American hospitals this year, spending about half a billion "patient-days" there. Though all this naturally added substantially to hospital income drawn from patients, the costs of hospital care have soared astronomically at the same' time. In the past 17 years, they have shut up 520 per cent in non-federal institutions. This year they will amount to ?<!,750,000,000—more than the whole U.S. budget before the heavy relief outlays of depression days in the 1980's. Hospitals can strive for managerial efficiency and can reduce patients' visits to a minimum length, but basically the cost burden remains high. That means cheaper hospital charges to the patient are unlikely. Every reasonable aid the government can give to foster construction of more hospitals ought to be endorsed. And every encouragement should be given as well to prepayment plan which enable many Americans to pay hospital charges they otherwise could not bear. These devices are not "socialized medicine" but merely represent stimulus to private effort. They must be taken advantage of if we are to avoid more drastic solutions. For we must have a healthy America at all costs. VIEWS OF OTHERS Going My Way? HItch-nlkfng has long been a peculiarly American Institution. But ft brand - new American has put IL to Its severest test. Private Jan Verschuur, a native of Holland, realized suddenly that his parents were about to celebrate their silver wedding anniversary. But they still lived in Amsterdam and Private Versch- uur was stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington, and was almost broke. He had learned American customs well In his eighteen months over here. With the help of European bound Air Force planes, he hitch-Mew rides nil the way to Holland via Italy and England. He attended his parents' lestivllies and came back by way of Frankfurt, the Azores Newfoundland, Massachusetts, Washington and New York. Private Verschuur traveled 10,000 miles and spent exactly $H0. And bol'ore long students going home for weekends may wear signs rending "Berlin" or "Ankara." And they'll get there, too.— Green flay tWis,) Press - Gazette. Boxing Needs A 'Czar' Boxing has become, through television, America's No. 1 spectator sport. Four or five nights a week, matches are televised into living rooms over the country. Dozens of little-known fighters —and their managers—have gained the prominence of champions. Now, the whole sport of boxing has been accused of being a racket, im formed sports writers in the East and Midwest have charged that the sport Is controlled by mobsters, that men with criminal records hold positions of power in boxing organizations. These nccusalion.s. if proved, would be a serious blow to boxing. For years the public—rightly or wrongly—has felt that "fixed" fights and boxers who "took a dive' were not uncommon. This opinion WH.S reinforced recently by a televised championship bout in Philadelphia. Most of the viewers knew little of the science of ooxing, but. they knew the diflerenci-,between a fist light and a mke walk. Tin 1 "championship" fight \vns a cakewalk. With millions of television funs, but only a handful of "live" fans, the boxing promoter often is faced with a fInancla 1 problem. A dishonest promoter fight take the easy way out. The sport needs a national commissioner—a czar with real power, like baseball's commissioner. Racketeers have no place in the sport. Box- Ing could do itsel. and its tans, a real service by policing its own ranks.—Atlanta Journal, 50 THEY SAY The change in the nature of weapons has changed everything. Even Russia's blindest leaders now know that Russia will be devastated If war comes.-Historian Arnold Toynbee. It is the simple, yet terrible truth, that every area of metropolitan size in the United States is within less than 4500 miles from European and Asiatic bomber bases. —Gen Benjam.n ChicHaw if- * * .'• It Is a preversion of logic. The- responsibility for financing the raising of cows and piRs . . . but denies the country's children.—Carl Megel, national president, American Federation of Tech- ers asks federal aid to schools. ' Been doing It for 16 years. No pigeon has let me down yet. Englishman William Bergman, sends pay check home by carrier pigeon. Thailand IK unique in Asia .because we need have no fear that the Thai will hunger and turn in despair to the Communists, what is more probable is that the. . . Communists will . . . cnicr . . . thir, happy land and steal Its riches.—Dr. William fimyser, University of Pennsylvania lecturer. "Yes, I Did Pick Up Some Things in America- Peter Edson't Washington Column — The Noel Fields Could be Big Help In Clearing up Communist Muddle WASHINGTON (NEA)— The Hungarian government's surprising release of Noel Field, former State Department official, and his Swiss- born wife, puts the spotlight on two of ihe most mysterious people in the world. If the Noel Fields should choose tu "sing," they might completely clear up a thousand and one mud- dle.s on the Communist conspiracy In the United States. They coukl conceivably cause the reopening of 11 n y number ol espionage cases now unsolved for lack of conclusive evidence. For Noel Field and his wife, Herla Vieser Field, are in the unique position of having been accused of spying for both the Communists nnd the United Slates. Their friends and their immediate family insist they were spies for neither. Just grcntly misunderstood idealists of Quaker origin who at one time worked for the League of Nations and in Unitarian relief projects In Europe, to promote peace wherever they could. Their relatives are almost as baffling as the Noel Fields them-' selves. They Include: 1. Their adopted daughter, Mrs. Erlkti Glasor Wallach, Gernmn- born wife of an American ex-service man, Robert Wallach of Arlington, Va., and mother of their two children. On Aug. 26, 1950, Mrs. Wallach disappeared after landing nt Templehof airport, Berlin, on a search for her foster parents. She was recently reported held prisoner at a Soviet concentration camp at Vorkurta, Siberia, on charges of espionage. 2. Noel Field's brother, Hermann, a Cleveland architect, and his wife, Kate, an Englishwoman, mother of two sons. Hermann Field, released by Poland, went to a rest home in Zurich, Switzerland, presumably to recover from Illness contracted In prison. But on Nov. 22nd, Hermann, his wife and sister were reported to have slipped out of the rest home by night and disappeared. The management said they had left forwarding addresses In England and the United States, Indicating that they were homeward bound by way of Britain. A later Zurich dispatch said they might have token refuge In one of hundreds of Alpine sanitariums. 3. Dr. Elsie Field Doub, .sister of Noel and Hermann, a physician of Urbana, 111., is her brothers' staunchest defender. She turned up at Zurich, presumably while trying to Join Noel and Herta at the Hungarian hospital where they are now in hiding. Noel Field and his wife, Herta, have themselves all but "risen from the dead." Only a month ago they were reported as executed for espionage by the Czech government. The report came from .Josef Swialto, an ex-Polish secret police officer now in the U. S. Swialto admits having arrested Hermann Field In Warsaw I n 1949. Later Swialto became convinced of his. Innocence. There is no word from U. S. government agencies in Washington on whether they "want" any of the Field family, and if so, what for. The U. S. State Department on Sept. 28 sent a note to the Polish government demanding release of Hermann Field. He was freed Oct. 2. The Slate Department In 1952 sent a series of notes to Czechoslovakia demanding release of Noel and Herta Field, believing them to be held by that government. On Sept. 28 a new note was sent to the Hungarian government demanding their relase. They were freed Nov. 18, with an announcement that they had been found innocent of espionage. During the Czech purge trials of Rudolph slansky, Vlademir Clem- entis .and 12 of their associates in 1952. it was charged over the Prague radio that an 800-million- crown fund had been administered •for. them by Noel and Hertn Field. It was said this fund was used to .support spies and terrorists sent into Czechislovakia from the west, and to finance the escape of anti- Communist refugees from behind the Iron Curtain. This is the substance of the charges by the Communists that the Fields were 0 gent's of the United States, operating m the Russian satellite countries. The fact thai the Hungarian government has now released them is taken as evidence that the Fields have now been found innocent of these charges. But why the Communists — obviously acting on Moscow orders— now choose to let the Fields go free is only another riddle piled on top of the enigma of this most bizarre case. Sunday School Lesson— Written for NEA Service By WILLIAM E. OILROY, n.D. ine one reading that 4Gth Psalm Recently I wrote of faith for this j from day to day without catching atomic ape, ritinp the example ol the writer of the 46th Psalm. Thai writer expressed bis faith in God as "Our refuge snd strength, 'cry present help in trouble." In striking words announced his (ettr- I lessness. even though "(he earth ! should be removed and the mountains carried into the midst of the sea. Apart from the outward differences between thai ancient time and our modern age. I cited how much his situation and experience actually were so much like our own: He lived in a small land, situated between great warring empires, which had been invaded again and again, and in which life was never safe—just as we live in a world of great insecurity today. Discussing that situation, however, T lefl out what is the most Important part. The significant question is: How can we have the sort of faith for our time that the Psalmist had in his? Could we contemplate the blasting out of our world with similar strong faith? Is there a supreme power of faith, that can cast out all fear? And, If there is, how can we gel it? I believe that there Is; and after thinking about it n trreat deal I luvc come to the conclusion that the only way that we can get such faith is by living with those who have it. I suppose it could be said that the way to Ret it is through prayer, and by direct communion with Christ until He becomes very real to us. nnd we live "in Him," as the Apostle Paul expressed it, the "in" in thai case having the effect that it might li;ive in relation to any environment in which we live. something of the fearless faith of the man who wrote it. And I can think of no faith-inspiring experience In the casting out of fear more vital than in reliving his ex-i periences with the Apostle Paul— \ the man who could count even his] life not dear unto himself, as he | faced an immediate future with a | certainty that bonds and afflictions! were awaiting him in Jerusalem | (See Acts 20). j The Pauline Epistles, except in various passages like the 13Ui of I Corinthians in which Paul wrote of; the perfect love, that as the Apos-! tie John said casts out fear, are as! Peter said <H Peter 3:16) "hard! to be understood." But, if one fol-1 lows Paul through the Book of the; Acts; in his persecution, driven | from city to city; in his (loggings, ] his imprisonment, In the ship- j wreck so vividly described in Acts : 27—In all the experiences which he; himself summarized In II Corinthi-! ans 11:24-27, there Is nothing hard! to understand. I doubt whether one: could face the lesser troubles and [ trials of our daily life, or even i life's greater dangers without R ! strong infusion of faith nnd cour- j age, in companionship with such a j man, who found his strength in \ companionship with Christ. j Fear today Is Itself a great part of the dangers that threaten our world. | What new hope there could be, if men everywhere were saying: God is our refuge and strength, therefore will not we fear." • JACOBY ON BRIDGE This Type Hand Can Be Mangled By OSWALD JACOBY Written for .\EA Service It's very easy to go wrong with the play of today's hand. As a matter of fact, a very experienced player managed to mangle it when the hand was actually dealt. Since the hand is a fairly common type, it's worth looking nt. West opened (lie deuce of hearts, and that suit WHS continued until South ruffed the third round. South saw that the bulk of his tricks would come from clubs, and he NORTH (D) 4.KQ63 V965 • KQ74 WEST 472 V 10872 • A 108 * J 10 6 2 EAST 4 1098 f . 4 K J 4 * J953 + 93 SOUTH North Pass I » 3* Pass • 62 + A K 8 5 4 North-South vul. East South West 1 A Pass 1 4 Pass 4 * Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V 2 WHEN hauled up short by a traffic cop It's good not to say out j That is true, and \ve cannot over-j loud what you think, and better j : -~ " -' ' " ' not even to say it under your emphasize our privilege of direct contact with God through Christ. But this Is an instance in which human mediation can be very real and effective. 1 could hardly Unag- breath, «nd best not to let him guess what you are thinking. — Kingsporl (Tcnn.) Timei. wrongly decided to go right after them. Ho led a club to dummy's queen, another club to the ace. and thru ritflcd a club in the dummy with the queen of spades. This play established the rest of the clubs, and South decided to draw trumps. He cashed Ihc king and ace of spades, but then stopped for some belated thought. He now had one small trump left in dummy and the Jack of trumps In hla Enkine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA)— Exclusively Yours: Dorothy Dandrldge's big acting click in "Carmen Jones" Is bad news for night-club owners who have been waiting her return to the smoke-filled glitter rooms. Dorothy, who would rather act than sing any day, will be a flicker queen first and a songstress somewhere else down the line in the future. She's already whittled her nitery engagements down to 10 weeks for '55. Now it can be told that Marilyn Monrie's studio sent a hairdresser and make-up man to the hospital to glamorize Miss Wiggle Hips when she checked out to face the flash-bulbers. But she wiggled out, and Into the peeking lenses, before the glamor department arrived. Dorothy Mature put a legal lock on Vic Mature's business ventures and obtained an okay for a swarm of accountants to go over his ledgers for the last six years. The groans you hear are from Vic, who has to pay the cost of the big check-over. Sylvia Sidney is about to confirm my report of months ago that she's retiring from acting. A big-business venture will now consume all of her time. OVERHEARD: "she's the type who likes quiet things—like the folding of a WO bill, for Instance." Jerry Lewis masquerades as an 11-year-old in "You're Never Too Young." Other A.M. he was walking to the set in his movie costume —a sailor suit with short pants, long stockings, patent-leather shoes and a sailor hat with flowing ribbon—when he passed Danny Kaye. "Good morning, Jerry," (lead, panned Kaye. "Are you working today?" All the proceeds , from Dale Evans' second book. "My Spiritual Diary," will go to the first west coast clinic for retarded children. . . .Hugh O'Brien says his dates with "Honeybear" Warren, daughter of the Supreme Court boss, are not on the romantic side. . . .Fred McMurray. who's taken life easy since completing "Two Captains West," denies reports he and wife, June Hiiver, are about to take the TV plunge. Heart-tug note: Jody Lawrence, reported toiling as a waitress in a Hollywood eatery, finished a star- own hand. One trump was still out. If he drew the last trump and led his good clubs, the opponents would have the ace of diamonds and a heart to take the last two tricks. In the hope of avoiding this late, South left the last trump out and led a diamond towards the dummy. West knew exactly what the trouble was, so he stepped up with the ace of diamonds and led another club to permit his partner to overrruif the dummy. The defenders thus got two hearts, a diamond, and a trump to defeat the contract. As we have observed, South went wrong when he hastily began on the clubs. After ruffing the third round of hearts South should have led a diamond first in order to establish that trick while a club return was harmless. If West failed to take the ace of diamonds, dummy would win with the queen and then South could go after the clubs according to plan. If West took the ace of diamonds, he could return nothing that would bother South. A club return at this stage would find East still following suit, and South could take the queen and ace of clubs, ruff a club with dummy's queen of spades, and draw trumps with the king, ace and lack. The rest of the clubs would then be good. ring role in Fireside Theater'i "Bitter Grapes" a month ago.... No wonder Fred Astaire doesn't object when his oldies for RKO sr« reissued. He has percentages of "Top Hat" and some of the last musicals he made for the studio. One-time kid star Bob Watson (On Borrowed Time and Boys, town) is returning to greasepaint after two years in the Army. He's now 24. MOST HEARTWARMING story of the year involves gallant Marjorie Rambeau. who returns to the screen in Fox's "A Man Called Peter." Marjorie hasn't managed to take more than five steps at t time without her cane since a third operation in 1953. But through sheer determination and faith, she did a scene in the film that called for her to walk down a church aisle. ' 'You can't kill the Rambcaus," the veteran star, whose mother la 93, told me. Jose Ferrer is paging Gina Lol- lobrigida for his leading lady in "Matador." . . . Humphrey Bogart and Lauren Bacall sent their son, Stephen, to the desert following a tonslllectomy. Memory Note: When Sir Laurence Olivier was working in "Cirrie" at Paramount, one sequence was filmed in a railroad car. A' sudden stop of the train was part of the script and Director William Wyler instructed all hands: "I want the train to stop with a jerk." "He must mean me," observed Sir Laurence on the sidelines. AVA GARDNER Is collecting $1000 a week from United Artists to help ballyhoo "The Barefoot Contessa." That's the reason she's showing up fir all the big premieres. Paulette Ooddard and Erich Maria Remarque are acting suspiciously like honeymooners, or about-to-be mates, in a small Italian town outside of Florence. One of the better Hollywood ivory ticklers—composer - arranger Lou Busch—has the answer to Liberace's stardom. "He's a star," argues Lou, "not because of his ability to play the piano—he's a sloppy concert painist—but because of his vitality. A guy who can smile 24 hours a day and rush from planes to auditoriums was bound to be a star." Ed Wynn claims the telephone in his Las Vegas hotel room had a roulette wheel instead of a dial. "You dial," says Ed, "and the operator Interrupts to bet you 8- that you'll get the wrong number." 75 Years Ago In Blythtvillt — Mississippi County has ginned 179,541 bales prior to Nov. 14 according to C. C. Danehower of LuxorR. There are 800 people working for WPA in Mississippi County according to Jesse Wiggins, construction engineer for this district. Mrs. C. E. Crigger, Sr., spent yesterday with Mrs. W. M. Crowe of Huffman, who is ill. Mr. and Mrs. Matt Monsighan and daughters, Barbara and Rosemary, will go to Memphis tomorrow for the Christmas parade. EVERY little American boy has a chance to be President when he grows up. It's just one of the chances he has to take. — Carlsbad (N. M.) Current-Argus. IT IS TRUE that organization of the United States Senate is In the hands of God and Wayne Morse, but this should not be construed as a partnership. — Dallas Morning News. 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