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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, December 6, 1954
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FAG* BIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (ARK.)' COURIER NEWS MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 1954 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS XH» COURIER NEWS 00. a W. HAINJES, Publisher BARRY A HAINES. Editor. Assistant Publisher PAUL b HUMAN, Advertising Manager National Advertising Representatives: WaluL Wltaier Co., New York. Chicago. Detroit, . AUanU, Memphlt. ^ . Entered M second class matter at the post- effice at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act ol Con- greit, October S. 1917. " Member of The Associated PreM ~ SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Bj currier in the city ol Blytheyllle or any roburban. town where currier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within « radius o( 50 miles, $5.00 per jtar J250 lor 111 months, »1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile rone. »12.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations There/ore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, thai ye may b« »tron;, and go In and poscss the land, whither ye fo to possess it.—Duct. 11:». * * * The virtue of Paganism was strength, the virtue of Christianity is obedience.—Hare. Barbs If a place Is homelike, there's real truth in the saying "There's no place like home." * # * A pound of phosphorous will tip a million thing! that kids never should play with—matches! * * * A henpecked husband is the lellow who gets to turn to the TV station he wants any time after hit wife has retired. if. * Jf. Talk really isn't cheap when just saying "1 do" costi a man at least half of everything he has. * * * ' Looks, to some degree, are determined by diet, says a doctor. We know some folks who have been eating prunes. Cruel Business Nothing is quite so maddening to a peace-loving nation like ours as the Communist" ruthless technique of false imprisonment on trumped-up charges. It is most aggravating because it is so difficult to combat. The latest shocking episode of this kind, Red China's imprisonment of 13 American citizens for terms from four years to life, dramatizes ft painful Cud that has been long known: That the Communists did not return all Allied prisoners as they were required to do under the Korean truce agreement. It goes without saying that this cruel business is international gangsterism of the worst sort, a violation not alone of the Korean pact but of the laws of wnv governing the status of prisoners. Men in uniform are not "spies," as charged. But the point, of course, is: What we do about it? A few voices raised in and out of Congress have demanded that we resort to drastic measures, declaring that "only force" will free these men. Such a course clearly does not recommend itself to President Eisenhower, Secretary of State Dulles or Secretary of Defense Wilson, nor would it be likely to have appeal to most Americans who give the matter sober thought. For "force" can mean just oiu 1 thing —war. Even if we could find when 1 the imprisoned Americans were being held, we could not by any stretch of the imagination expect to conduct a successful rescue raid into sprawling China. Thus war is the sole conceivable course of action left to advocates of "force." Yet, as much as we cherish the life of every single American, the idea of plugging the whole nation into war and sending millions to their deaths in perhaps a vain effort to save 13 men from prison terms is .something we cannot consider. It would be very suprising if a single one of the 13 wants so collosal a sacrifice to be made in his behalf. Frustrating though it may be, all we can sensibly do is protest. But it ought to be understood that protest is sometimes effective, and it could be again. Both the United States and its ally, Britain, already have vigorously denounced this newest Red act in defiance of international justice. But the question should be of instant importance to the United Nations, under whose command the imprisoned Americans fought, and to the neutral Korean Armistice commission now over seeing the truce. It is always arguable whether this sort of pressure works best if accompanied by loud noises of indignation, or if more subtly applied against the high councils of the hostile state involved. Ordinary Americans, deeply angered »t this latest outrage, nevertheless can- not decide which approach is wisest in this case. But they can insist that every ounce of pressure be resolutely and relentlessly applied until these and other falsely imprisoned Americans are restored to lull freedom. A Bitter Lesson We heard an instance the other day where a state auditor charged that a certain county official embezzled $8000 over a period of several years. What makes it astonishing is that the same official had many years earlier been found guilty of embezzling county funds by a grand jury, but had been subsequently returned to ofice five more times. To be sure, the judge and the Supreme Court of the slate had set aside the verdict of guilty, on the ground that absence of certain vital testimony created a reasonable doubt. But the voters seemed all too ready to seize upon that "doubt," Now they have learned a bitter lesson. And it is one many American voters could well heed. We have had altogether too many instances in this country of electing men to public office who either have criminal taint on their records or are actually in jail when chosen. And the notion, often advanced for lesser offenses than crimes, that voter endorsement somehow absolves a man of wrongdoing is a quaint one which ought to go into the discard for good. v'lEWS OF OTHERS We Would Advise Our post election advice to Mr. Eisenhower: If you just, have to get into ft political campaign, don't wait until most of the voters have made up their minds. Gob in while you can do some good. Our advice to Senator Ken': Do all your running for office here in Oklahoma. Stay oul, or Nebraska. Our advice to FDR Jr., Better stay In the minor leagues until you have been properly seasoned for (he major leu BUCK. Our advice to South. Gsit-oHuii poliliduns: Don't deny the people a nominating primary. Too many of them know how to write In the name of a candidate. Our advice to New England speaking Republican candidates; Get out of New England and locate in the United Stairs. Our ndvirn to Secretary of Defense Wilson; Get out of the doR business before you monkey with another political campaign. Our advice to Jimmy Roo.sevell; Don't do any more confessing. While It didn't hurt you in California it might not work .so well In some of the other stnt.cs. Our advice to Senulw Ive.'i: Don't go back a quarter century to d)g ur any political dirt. Get your notebook i\ bit more up to date. Our advice Ui Coimressimm Steed: Keep on running without, an opponent. It usually pays to run without opposition. Advice to all Oklahoma newspapers: Don't, try to piny neutral in » political ctimpnitjn, II you do, you incur the miner ol both parlies instead of one.—Daily Oklahoman. Who's Tel I ing Whom? Happy voters always are in a majority after nn election, ami the recent election is no exception. Probably the happiest of all are the South Carolinian;, who elected the first man ever to go to congress on a \vritr-m vote. Not only did they succeed in naming ihe candidate ot their choice; they did it the hard way, af;aiti5t the opposition of a Mate-\viili' pui'ty or;;animation, and in doing .so struck a blow for independence. Murenver. it was a caw of "tiini about is fair play." Re fore the election, the people were tolri (hat the party had spoken; now the parly ha.-, been told that the people have spuki'ii.—Lumbenon iN.C.» Robeson- ian. Forever and Ever Except possibly for the movie nucnzines which cater to the more emotional f;ins. the sob .sisters nnri others purveyors of tvivhx uhout Hollywood hnve stopped shedding literary tears over the, wreckage of (he marriage of Marlyn Monroe to Joe DiMai^gio, who certainly deserved better. Maybe lor the final time we've read or listened to speculation over "why it didn't last." What do they mean They stuck it out. nearly a year, and by Hollywood standards that practically forever.—Greenville (S. C.* Piedmont. SO THEY SAY I was hoping someone would shoot me dead after I walked into that bnnk, but nobody did. so there was noihiiifj left to do but rob it.—Herbert Fox, charged with robbing-Texas bank. # * ' * Even if we could prevent delinquency , . . by means of punishment and repression, I would .say. 1 would ssiy . . . the end result, Ls not worth It , . . We might end up with ft group of nondeliquent children, but just a.s surely we mipht end up with a Ri-nup ol children better lilted tor Hl'e m a totalitarian country.—BorU'aiui Beet:, federal welfare executive. * * . * If RUSMH is getting more realistic and trying not to heat up the world, "we shouldn't.—Defense Secretary Wilson, On the Beam Peter Bdson's Washington Column — Say It with Deep Freeze, Say It With Mink, Never, Never Say It in InV WASHINGTON—(NEA> — Republican difficulties over the Atomic Energy Commission's signing the Dixon-Yates contract have j inspired Democratic poets to break into verse. This is it: Say It with deep freeze, Say it with mink. But. never! never! Say It in ink. A British story that has conic 1 out ol' Labour Party Leader CH>- meiH Attleo's recent trip lo Ru.s- j yiii and Red China concerns Anru- i rin Bcvnn, .stormy radical of Brit- j ish politics, and the late Ernest j Bevin. the former Labour foreign minister. According lo the story, some of the Labour party leaders were trying to persuade Bevin that Bev- iin wasn't such a bad fellow after all. "You .know, Eniii\" they told him. " 'Ni Bevan is his own worst enemy." Replied Bevin: "Not while I'm nh'vc." Just whut reduced corporation taxes-can moan to American bust- new ran best. \>r shown by comparing OfiH'ral Motors sales and tax figures for the first nine months of this year with similar I'l^urfs lor the livst nine mouths of lfl;Vl, when still higher tax rates and excess profits rates were in etlVr.t. The your 1954 shows that while sales fell off $721 million, flip net Income to the corporation increased by $132 million. The corporate income (ax was reduced by S17(> million. William P. Rogers, deputy attorney general. feels that (he sal- aries of federal judges are too low, despite the prestige that goes along with a positlon'on the bench. To illustrate the prestige-instead- of-pay angle of n i,ase tried in Baltimore several years ago: A divorced woman sued her ex- husband, who was a street cleaner, for more alimony .She admitted that her husband was paying her all he could on his present salary. But she argued that he should pay her more because he could easily get a much better job than street cleaner. She concluded by saying, "The only reason lie keeps the job is out ol spite and to g'H even with me." The judge then leaned down and said. "Madam, don't you make any allowances for the glamor of his holding public office?" thought, maybe you were taking an inventory." French Prime Minister Mendes- Pranee allowed in Washington thai he knows how to get out of a tighJ hole. He was asked if he though) Secretary of State Dulles would really prefer to have some one else at the head of the French government. "The proper place to get an answer to this question,'' said the Frenchman, "is to ask Secretary Duiles himself. "I shall do so this afternoon, as soon as I see him," he continued with a quiet smile. And then he concluded; "I am sure he will say 'No!' ' Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Cyrus B. Sweet, a relatively new Federal Housing Administration director on the Eisenhower team, figures that it takes some time to find out what a government job is all about. "I have been on my job only about; four months." he (old the LT. S. Savings and Loan i League conventiin, "and that's j not long enough to qualify as a i bureaucrat." j In connection with this learning] n now job. he told of a woman in i n big New York department store I who visited nearly every depart- j mcnt without spending a penny, j She bothered so many salesmen that nt laM one of them blew up. "Madam." he asked, "Are you; shopping here?" j "Certainly!" said the lady in ; surprise. 'What else would I be \ doing?" j The salesman bliu ted out. "I' Mendes-France made a tremendous hit with all of Washington's newspaper correspondents in a talk at the National Press Club. Two principal reasons were given: 1. He was the first Frenchman who didn't stress how much aid war-torn France would need. Instead, lie told what the French people were going to do themselves and what his government intended to do to get out of their difficulties. 2. He didn't, once mention Marquis de Lafayette. Mendes-Fvanee won the esteem of Washington newsmen, for drinking milk in public, when he could have had coffee or even something stronger. Remarked Press Club president Tony "I sincerely hope this example does not spread to the Press Club bar. But in the words of another great Frenchman. -We shall defend to the death his right to do so.' ' HOLLYWOO D— (NEA) — Be- 1 hind the Screen: Gene Nelson's still ducking official comment on. the big question of whether he and j his wife, Miriam Franklin, will reconcile or divorce. He told me: 'We haven't decided anything yet and I'd rather not comment on it. Both of our careers are in high gear, and our son is well. I'm happy about all that." Janet Leigh and Tony Curtis have picked out the movie property they'd like to costar in next— a remake of the Janet Gaynor- Charles Farrell classic, "Seventh Heaven." It's all up to Fox, which controls the story. A musical version of the famous film hit is due on Broadway this winter. Aldo ftay and Jeff Donnell bought an Encino lot and will start building a manse when the honey- noln is over. . . . Luis Doming-uin, Ava Gardner's millionaire bull fighter, is down in the official man-vs.-bull books as "retired." His fans in Spain blame Ava for robbing the country of its biggest arena star. . . . Roy Rogers' 360 different items in the stores will set a new retail gross record this year—close to $34,000,000. . . . The silent angel for the new band Drummer Buddy Rich is forming is Jerry Lewis. Jerry plays a mean drum himself. MARY MCCARTHY is convinced that guest appearances aren't the big answer to TV stardom. She's in Hollywood to talk about an "I Love McCarthy" or an "I Marriei McCarthy" telefilm series. . . Cameras turn next month on "The O'Henry TV Playhouse." Eddie Sutherland, a movie veteran, will direct, for Gross-Krasne. Tita Phillips denies she and Edmund Purdom are headed for the divorce courts. Hollywood just can't win in the department of keeping theater exhibitors happy: A couple of years ago they were screaming at the poor quality of Hollywood's movies. Now they're yelling about a "starved market" —pictures of quality but not enough of them. Hollywood's arguing that the exhibitors should know better. They can't have both quality and quantity. As one movie producer sees it: "What our industry really needs is fewer and belter exhibitors." HEDY LAMARR'S denying domestic tension with hubby Howard Lee. "I've never been happier,'' says she. With a new $20,000 wardrobe, she's the bell of Houston, Tex. . . . Aldo Ray and Jeff Donnell moved into her home after the honeymoon but they'll build their own Encino. Jeff's manse will be sold to settle the financial accounting with her ex-hubby. John Payne tells it abiut his six-year-old Tommy. He asked him what he'd like to do when he grows the Doctor Says— Written fur NKA Service By EDWIN P JORDAN. M.D. The problem oi excessive hairiness is not contincd (o grown women. Mrs. M.. for example, wrues that her daughter who is noi vet II years old has. n dark heavy growth of hair on her upper lip and asks whether bleaching would be advisable. 1 In the vast majority of cases excessive hairiness of this son on the tace or possibly (he aims or legs presents more of a p,\\vlu>lo- pical or emotional problem than it does a physical one; it is said that only in one case in a hundred is some disorder of ihc endocrine glands glands of internal secretion* at fault. Blenching is one method of approaching the pjoblem. Needless to say it does not Rive a period answer. Another method is to rub off the hairs with a cosmetic device which is well known. Shaving is a further possibility. The only safe permanent method is by use of an electric needle known as as electrolysis. In an 11 year old girl, however, it would usually seem wise not to pay too much attention to the situation or build up a serious self-consciousness. Another problem which has troubled uncounted numbers of parents is the question of thumb sucking. One mother wrote that her fwe- month-old bnby .sucks hrr thumb and asks it it would hurt the child emotionally if she tried to break her of the habit at tlnu age. This is a difficult question to answer since there n re two schools of thought in the matter. Some believy that u .drtuule effort should be made to break the thumb-sucking habit early m order to avoid possible (rouble with the teeth. Others (eel that this is unimportant. I am inclined to feel personally that too much ctfort should not be devoted to brooking up the habit i\v the nge o( dvc months.' The child at all times should be yiven love and affection, and. as ' soon as possible, other interests ( \ mid m all probability the little one j will stop her hi\bH betove H bus done any harm. ; A correspondent who signs her- | ' self "worried mother" wants to : j know if her son's feet should be ; : operated on because while, only 'J | years old he walks' pigeon-toe. By this I presume the mother means that the youngster Uivjis the loos inward on walking. This is not considered a disease by it.self but is • often found associated with other j conditions oi the foot. It would be wise to have the voungstor examined for such foot difficulties but pigeon-toe of itself is likely to be corrected without treatment as the child grows older unless some other deformity is present. Sometimes raising the outer border of the soles of the shoes may improve the gait. however, when West discarded a heart on (he third round of clubs Since (he clubs were the chief hope for the contract, declarer next gave up a club trick to East's jack. West discarded another low heart on this trick. j By this time it was easy for East to see that his partner had up and the lad replied: "Nothing, Dad—just like yo«." Virginia Grey landed a big role in "The Rose Tattoo" with Anna Magnani. It's her most important break since her MGM stardom days. . . . It's the sultry siren type fpr Evelyn Keyes in "Top of the World"—her first real fling as a glamor doll. Check oft' TV comedian George Gobel as a success. He has his first ulcer. . . . Terry Moore's joined, the cast of "Daddy Long Legs." . .. John Lund will star in "Five Guns West," due for filming next month in Death Valley. . .. Early films of "I Love Lucy" will be TV re-issued—under a different title. BARGAIN NOTE: Surplus studio rental stock of minks, ermines and sables go under Roy J. Goldenberg's auction hammer Sunday and Monday nights. Best pals Lita Baron and Rory Calhoun were the first to entertain Guy Madison and the bride following their return to Movie- town. George Raft isn't talking about it, but he's said to have an interest with the new syndicate that just purchased the Flamingo Hotel in Vegas. May even help produce the shows there. 75 Years Ago In Blythiville — J. P. Allison and daughter, Miss Millie Allison, spent Thanksgiving weekend in Memphis with his' daughter, Mrs. C. J. Fleetwood. and Mr. Fleetwood. They accompanied Mr. and Mrs. Charles Crigger, Jr., and Charles III there, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Koouce and Mr. and Mrs. Maxie Koonce and children spent Thanksgiving at Reelfoot Lake. J. E. Whitworth who suffered a heart attack last night la resting very well today. amends to the king-jack, and gives East the ace-ten, the most dangerous possible division of the suit. West can begin the suit by leading low to East's ace. East then leads tlie ten, and South plays low. That gives the defenders three, but only three tricks. Having come to this conclusion, Miller played the clubs In such a way that West but not East might won a trick in the suit. He won the first trick with dummy's ace of hearts and immediately led a low club in order to finesse the ten from his hand. The happened to win. and now Miller took the first ten tricks. Even if the club finesse had lost, however, the contract would have been assured against any defense. Two can live as cheaply as ont if you are talking about the parents of a teen-age daughter. THE NEW YORK Times says that the recent congressional election was normal for a midterm election—but just barely. Whatever it was. it was just barely.— Lexington Herald. PRESIDENT Eisenhower says that peace is more likely now and the Air Force announced a new "sonic boom" tlvit will blow your head off.—Memphis Press-Scimitar. "SIX DAYS of the week he's invisible and on the seventh he's incomprehensible," was the account a dissatisfied old lady gave of her pastor.—DonaJsonville vGa.> News. SIGN on psychiatrist's desk: "If you have troubles, tell me about them. If you don't, tell me how you fj 0 it."—Carlsbad IN. M.) Current- Argus. Famous Names Answer to Previous Puzzle • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Team Match Shows Interesting Play By OSWALD .T.VCOHV Written for ,\KA Service When today's hand was played in a recent tnlnl point team match, one declarer was defeated by an unexpected shift to his weak suit. The other declarer expected the unexpected and took measures against St. Ill both cases the final contract was three no-trump, and ihe open- Ing lend was the jack of hearts. The first declarer took the ace of hearts and speedily cashed the three top ,clubs. He showed down, WEST A Q5 V J 10973 + A K J 9 NORTH (D) 6 AAK92 <f A 5 » 65 A A Q 9 8 3 EAST * J1087 V 842 « 108 SOUTH North 1 * 1 * 2N.T. Pass V KQ6 « Q7432 *K 10 North-South vul. East South West 1 * 1 N.T. 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Pass Pass- Pass Pass Opening lead—V J t lost interest in the hearts. It was equally easy for East to see that a shift to diamonds was the best Hence East led the ten of diamonds, and the defenders rattled off four diamonds, setting the game contract. At the .second table, the declarer was Dick Miller, well-known expert of York, Pa. Dick saw that he needed four club tricks and that only a disaster in diamonds could endanger the contract. After very brief thought he saw that there could be no disaster in diamonds if West had to begin that suit. No matter how the six missing diamonds might be divided, the defenders could not take more than three tricks in the suit provided that West had to lead It first. For example, give West four dt- ACROSS 1 Franklin 4 Bonheur 6 Men from- 12 Employ 13 Angers 14 Musical , instrument 15 Uncooked 16 Showiest 18 Cattle thief 20 French city .21 Edgar Allan 22 Contend with 24 Enthusiastic ardor 26 Store 27 Mineral j spring 30 Iterate 32 Fanatic 34 Parsee sacred writings 35 Whole 36 Walter Raleigh 37 War god of Greece 39 Frank 40 Scandinavian territorial divisions 41 Writing fluid 42 Crown 45 ExclUilvt rights '49 Agreeable 51 Mineral rock ! 52 Entreaty 53 One who inherits property ,54 Beverage 155 Oceans 56 Advantages B7 Weight of DOWN 1 Hamilton's slayer, Aaron 2 Brother of Jacob (Bib.) 3 Periodical 4 Weapon 5 Heraldic band 6 Hunt 7 Balaam and his- 23 Seeps 38 Glimpsed nu 24 Ages 40 Regions 8 Watered fabric25 Son of Jacob 41 Roman roads 9 Cain's brother and Leah 42 Knocks lightlyi (Bib.) (Bib.) 43 Small island 10" of 26 Begin 44 Bewildered Washington 27 Nooses 46 Eager 28 Orflce in skin 47 Woody plant 29 Solar disk 48 Burn 31 Cossack chief 50 Notwithstand-; 33 Make amends ing (var.) ',

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