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PAGE FOUR BT-rrHEVTUE (ARK.) COPIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAT 18,1MI THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. HAINES, PublUher HARRY A. HAINES, AttisUnt Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole N»tlon»l Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blytheville or anj suburban town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ot 50 miles, $5.00 per fear, 12.50 for six months, J1.25 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, H2.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations But if thou s»y to me, We trust In the Lord our God: Is H not he, whose high places and whole altars llrzckiah hath taken away, and said to Judah and to Jerusalem, Ve shall worship before this altar? — Isaih 36:7. * * * The happiest man he is who learns from na_ ture the lesson of worship. — Ralph Waldo Emer•on. Barbs A wise man disagrees with his wife, but only l fool lets her find it out. * * * The worst wreck results when a de luxe automobile runs Into a jalopy bank account. * * * Ten lockers of golf clothes were destroyed by fire In a southern club. Imagine the players going around in that much less than par. * * * Some musical comedy shows would fare better if the curtain was raised only about four feet. » * » Never Judge a man's religion by what he says when he misses a six-inch putt. Are Meteorology Texts Out-Dated? It's beginning to look as though the nation's meteorology textbooks may have to be up-dated to include some new fascinating theories on rainfall. With each added day of foul weather here and elsewhere, new theories are propagated on whom to blame for un- wtlcome rainfall. To date, and not even considering the various causes mentioned in the old- fashioned meteorology texts, we have heard the following theories advanced: 1. Atomic bomb blasts being set off in New Mexico are causing nil this rain. 2. "Cloud-seeding" experiments by rainmakers have gone wild and are causing all this rain. 3. All "them tee-vee and r a d a r waves" being sent through the air these days are causing all this rain. 4. Eisenhower and all those d— Re- dublicans in Washington are causing all this rain. We sort of lean toward the last explanation. Atoms and rainmaking and electronics we, like most folks, don't understand. But when it comes to politics . . . well, sir, we, like most folks, are experts. So, when the meteorological textbooks are brought up to date to include these latest theories, we hope proper weight is given the Political Precipitation Probability theorem. With minor quadrennial variations on the theme, this theory could remain in popular understanding and use for all time. Danger in Cuttino AF Budg Makes Congress Squirm A lot of congressmen are likely to develop acute cases of split personality when they start examining next year's proposed military budget in detail. When President Eisenhower announced his intention to whack $5,244,000,000 from the $41,000,000,,000 suggested for defense by former President Truman, some leading Republican lawmakers said they thought even more could be eliminated. The urge to chop closer to the bone, however, will run smack into some facts that will make the. legislators squirm with discomfort. For the Eisenhower budget trimming calls for some sharp reductions in Air Force spending. And the Air Force is, in the view of many congressmen, the critical element in our defenses. Under the President's plan, the Air < Forct target of 143 wings by 1955-56 would be slashed to around 120 wings. This could be a grave risk, for several reasons. 1. H such a reduction is made, the part of the Air Force most likely to suffer is the tactical arm, comprising the medium and light aircraft which are highly useful in combating the "little wars" begun by Soviet satellites under Moscow's inspiration. The danger here is that if we are cle- ficiept in such planes, then we could meet new threats, perhaps in spots like Yugoslavia or Iran, only by employing heavy strategic bombers. Unless they carry A-bombs, their effectiveness is not great. But resort to such a weapon vyould bring us perilously near general war. _ 2. The proposed cut in future air strength would also affect our strategic force. It is not built in a vacuum. It must be related carefully to the strength of Russia's air defenses. All that we know indicates the Soviet Union has markedly improved these. Consequently, effectiveness of any given level of U. S. strategic air power is correspondingly reduced. To Compensate for these improvements within Russia, we can only provide more or better strategic bombers, not fewer. It will not mean much to have the atomic and the hydrogen bombs if we cannot deliver them against the principal targets. 3. Our own defenses against a Russian A-bomb attack are acknowledged to be sadly inadequate. As a rule of thumb, Air Force specialists say 70 per cent of any attacking force would get safely past our protective barriers. We need more fighters and vastly better raid warning systems. Who has any right to feel secure when he knows 70 of 100 planes carrying enemy A-bombs could reach their. American targets without serious interference? It is problems like these that can send congressmen who want to cut the budget trooping off to the psychiatrist's couch. Views of Others A Little More Courtesy Courtesy, according to Mr. Webster's well- thumbed dictionary, means "graceful and considerate behavior toward others" or "an act of kindness or favor performed with politeness." In the hustle, nnd bustle of today's life, courtesy — for the most part — seems to be overlooked or ignored. More and more people seem to take self-consideration or favors for granted, never pausing in their personal glorification or satisfaction to realize to thank those responsible. You meet these thoughtless people, not only on highways but on city sidewalks and In the home as well. Motorists usually have pet words for those oncoming drivers who fail to dim headlights, or else cut across the road in front of traffic without signaling. Others are found dally on sidewalks, carelessly tossing chewing gum wads before other pedestrians, or criticizing a busy waitress for not taking the order as soon us they were seated. Even the home isn't n guarantee of courtesy these days. Every day you'll discover new examples of selfishness and thoughtlessness exhibited by those around you. Courtesy, to go Mr, Webster's definition a little better, should read, "A natural net displayed by those with proper upbringing who respect others." Our world could use more courtesy. —LaGrangc (On.) Dally News. Still Our Best Bet Many things In postwar Britain have irritated many American. 1 ;. Most of us at times have become impatient and even petulant over the course of events and personalities there. But it Is well to be reminded that our best bet for friends and allies In n sorely threatened world Is to be found in these same overseas peoples. As CED adds, the strengthening of Britain nnd of the Anglo- American partnership "must be made the cornerstone of American foreign policy." That Is ft pretty blunt statement. But the more you think it over and the more you look around the globe for substitutes, the belter this traditional friendship appears. —Dallas Morning News. SO THEY SAY No one can reasonably expect negotiations ot this kind — where two sides are so far apart — to give any clear indication at the beginning. — Lt.- Gen. William K. Harrison, chief UN truce negotiator, on resumption of truce talks. * * * Tlio.se people hold more conferences than a military staff. — Sen. Richard B. Russell (D., On.), on difficulty of contacting Department of Agriculture officials. * * # That's a premature question. But our attitude has been revealed before — that we will not (register as subversives). — Communist Party ttand on new law. "By Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exlu- sively Yours: Marlon Brando is bristling again about the gags and jokes In circulation about him. La bellng most of them untrue, he's growling: 'I came out to Hollywood anc made the mistake of talking about my personal life. So they made me a local Joke. I'm no angel. I was always robust in my fun. I'm no slouch with the gags. But I don't wear elephant-hair earrings and rld« brooms." Now it can be told that Johnnie Ray was hoping to get the role of Mr. Davidson opposite Rita Hayworth in "Miss Sadie Thompson." He even rehearsed the part frantically and hit a new high In wailing when Jose Ferrer landed the part. Peter Edion's Washington Column — McKay Exercised Much Caution At His Power Policy Press Talk WASHINGTON —(NBA)— Secretary of Interior Douglas McKay's announcement of the Eisenhower administration's new policy decision against federal construe tlon of the controversial Hells Canyon dam project on the Oregon - Idaho line was made at the biggest press conference which Department of Interior Fetet Ed.on nn3 neld 6lnce the late Secretary Harold Ickes held forth there. It wns a standing-room-only affair In the big, two-story-high Interior conference room. It wns not only Secretary McKay's first press conference since coming to Washington. He announced in advance ic wns going to talk nbout Hells Canyon. That wns the tipoff the ulministration would reveal Us new public power policy. So reporters came flocking. In addition to this, Secretary McKay stacked the conference with nine western governors—nil Repub- icnns. They were in town for 'resident Eisenhower's two-day meeting with the governors. Sec- •etary McKay invited the western Republicans over for lunch—on Oregon salmon—then brought them nto his press conference. He lined them up on either side of his own chair at the head table, and introduced them all. They vere Pyle of Arizona, Warren of California, Thornton of Colorado, Jordan of Idaho, Russell of Nevada, Meechem of New Mexico. Pnt- erson of Oregon, Langlie of Washington,'and Rogers of Wyoming. Governor Aronson of Montana md also been invited, but he had o fly home In a hurry on state business. Governor Shivers of Tex- as wasn't Invited, said McKay, be cause he was "not a westerner.' Appearance Didn't Mean Endorsement The presence of these governors at Secretary McKay's conference made it appear that they were all endorsing the new Republican power policy. But Secretary McKay went out of his way to explain that this was not the case. The secretary said that at lunch they had asked him what he was going to announce at this press conference. He had told them. That waa the first they ever heard of it. They had had no time to consider ;|t. They had Just been Invited in as onlookers. This was an important qualification, and It may have served to take the western governors off to what might become a hot political hook back home. All the western states depend a great de.il on federal electric power. Sonfe of the states have big new projects coming before Congress for consideration. Others have major federal power projects under construction and they will need continuing funds from Congress. While all of the Republican governors might personally find privately prefer to have their local private power companies build dams, and have the exclusive marketing rights for public power, to say so openly and at this time might have been political suicide, r at least self-inflicted political ssault and battery. Midway in the questioning period, after the secretary's prepared statement on Hells Canyon had read, Governor Pyle of Arizona volunteered a statement on ils own behalf that the announce- ent made by the secretary ap- Dlied to this one project alone, md it would set no precedent on how other projects might be ban died. McKay Avoided Involving Governors Then &t th« end of the press conference, Secretary M c Kay made another statement that too much attention should not be attached to the presence of these governors at the conference. He didn't want to Involve them too deeply In what was after all his problem. Secretary McKay also left himself a couple escape hatches for use in case he might be sunk on this issue later. The letter to the Federal Power Commission, saying that the Department of Interior would not in. tervene in oppct tion to Idaho Power Co.'s application to buU* the Oxbow Dnm, was not signed by Secretary McKay. He left that to his counsel; Clarence J. Davis, former attorney general of Nebraska. Also, the presentation of .the Hells Canyon matter was left to Undersecretary Ralph A. Tudor, a former colonel in the Army Corps of Engineers. Secretary McKay anssered most of the questions at his press conference and, as master of ceremonies, was in control of the proceedings. But at one point, when the questioning got a little rough, ,he secretary said out loud that things were getting over his head and he had better call on counsel for advice. Mr. Davis took over. On the same night, Secretary HcKay made a speech to a Small 3usinessmen's Association meeting in Washington In which he said ;he government must continue to )uild multi-purpose dams. Only a ew hours before, at his press conference, the secretary had clearly Indicated he would not recommend building Hells Canyon. the Doctor Says— Bj EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Wrllten for NBA Service Mnny persons have asked nbout ncmia and what should be done or it. It must be emphasized first that .nemia is not a single disease. ,Iany different things can result In some form of anemia, and the term really means a deficiency in the red blood cells, or hemoglobin (coloring matter) of the blood, or both. The blood contains small round disks called red blood cells, or erythrovytes. Normally, there are nbout 4.500,000 or 5,000,000 of these cells in each cubln millimeter of blood. (There are more thnn 16,000 cubic millimeters in a cubin inch.) These cells contain oxygen and hemoglobin, both of which are necessary for human life, anemia, Is one kind. The cause of Pernicious nnemia, or primary this condition is complicated, nnd nil that can be said here is that the discovery of the value of liver —nnd more recently Vitamin B12 —has chnnged it from a disease which used to be fatal into one which cnn be successfully treated in nlmost all cases. With the exception of pernicious anemia, the problem boils down to finding out whnt has caused the inck of red cells or hemoglobin, or both. One of the most simple, and yet a frequent cause, is bleeding from somewhere in the body. If a person loses more blood than" the system cnn replace, anemia develops. If the bleeding Is sudden, as from « wound, the difficulty cnn be remedied promptly by stopping the | hemorrhag* and giving a blood 1 transfusion. If hemorrhage Is slow, it is necessary to find where the bleeding comes from and to stop it if possible. When this so-called secondary nnemia is severe it may be ncccssnry to give transfusions or take other measures, Including the use of iron preparations, iron being nn important part of hemoglobin. Another kind of anemia comes most commonly in women between 30 and 50 years old. The cause of this nnemia is a deficiency of iron resulting from several things, probably including defective diet and poor absorption due to disturbance of the stomach and Intestines. Energy Is Lacking This causes a feeling of weakness, shortness of breath, nervous disturbances, dry hair, sore tongue nnd paleness. Fortunately, once it has been identified, it can be uuc- cessfully treated by giving iron. Anemin mny result from the failure of the organs which make the blood lo meet the needs of the body. This difficulty lies principally in the bone marrow and is much like the nnemia which comes from certain poisons There are many other forms of anemia, too. Anemin menus something Is seriously wrong with the body. A person with severe nnemia feels poorly and Is lacking In energy. The cause should be tracked clown and proper treatment employed. Average elevation of the state of Washington it 1700 fe«t. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Don't Overlook Chances to Win By OSWALD JACOBT Written for NBA Service West's opening bid of three hearts made it very difficult for South to get to his sound game contract of four spades. ID spite of this bidding obstacle, South did manage Uj get to his best contract. He wasn't altogether pleased with the, result, but Mario Lanza's career troubles apparently don't include money. He's paying $1500 a month for a Palm Springs manse with three Jervants, keeps a Hollywood lome going and also maintains a home for his parents. . .Beetsy Wynn is telling pals that she's broke and needs a job. Ex-husband Keenan Wynn, who stepped aside when Beetsy wanted to marry Dan Dailey, won't budge in his decision to fight her alimony demands. Hollywood agent Herman Bernie, brother of the late Ben Bernie, Is on the road to recovery after surgery to correct a serious ulcer condition. Other movie beauties may veto leading men who look as if they had started to shave only yesterday, but not Wanda Hendrix. Wanda, an ancient 24, is beaming over the chance to emote with John Derek and Richard Jaeckel In "Sea of Lost Ships," telling it: "I've always worked with older men and older men make a young girl look too young. And looking too young has lost me some wonderful roles." CANTOR-JOLSON MIMIC KEEPS BRASSELLE'S nightclub act will include impersonations of Eddie Cantor, whom he plays in the Warner filmbiography, and of Al Jolson. Keefe will break in the act at Las Vegas, where he made his professional nebut as a drummer in a hotel orchestra. A"s expected, June Allyson's first movie since her parting from MGM will be for hubby Dick Powell. Then, she says, she'll go home to the kiddies for good. . .Marilyn Monroe and Donald O'Connor were a surprise nightclub twosome. Which reminds me that Crooner Russ Landl defines «. practical man as one who would marry Marilyn because she's a good cook. responding shortnesses elsewhere. South was Intent on ruffing a heart in the dummy, so he led a low trump from his hand at the second trick. East naturally won with the ace of hearts and returned the ten of diamonds. West was happy to ruff and obediently returned the queen of hearts. East ruffed, even though he felt sure lhat his partner had the king of hearts. He wanted to lead another diamond and thus allow his partner to take the setting trick with a second ruff. There was no need for .declarer ;o lose this contract. There was every reason to believe that West was short in spades because of its opening bid of three hearts. South should have planned to draw :rumps by finessing through Bast for the queen of spades. It would then be easy to make a otal of ten tricks with five spades, 'our diamonds and the ace of clubs. The three losing hearts could cheerfully be surrendered at ,he end. Jerry Colonna's career blacked out for a time but he's back in Lady Luck's go'od graces. He has a Decca recording contract, a TV series in the planning and a nitery appearance in August. Bad management is blamed for the comic'l decline since leaving the Bob Hope show. After 16 movies, always-the-villain Lyle Bettger finally gets the' girl, Anne Baxter, in "Carnival." . . .New tricks dept.: Cool, poised Jennifer Jones stands on her head in one scene of "Beat the.Devil" opposite Humphrey Bogart. . .Hattie McDaniel's secretary for years, Ruby Goodwin, will write Hattie'B life story for Doubleday. . . The Aga Khan's autobiography, due early in 1954, will touch on his memories of Queen Victoria. But the public, I'm sure, will buy the book for his memories of Rita Hayworth. TELEVISION TALK HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Red Skelton and CBS are having interesting financial talks. Red's heart belongs to NBC, but when the blue chips pile up, sentiment's usually forgotten. . .Marilyn Maxwell and Eva Qabor will star in two episodes of a telefilm series, "Paris Model." An at-home peep show? .Paramount's watching Red Buttons' career for a possible movie contract. He was at RKO three years ago, but the front office said, "No talent." The Amos 'n' Andy film series, offered for syndication for the first time to Individual stations, hit $500,000 In sales In the first 24 hours. . .Dennis Day's rating since in changed the format of his show las leaped from 6.4 a year ago to 31 as of today. .Production of TV sets in the first quarter of 1953 totaled 2,300,000, a million more than the same 1952 period. . .CBS is auditioning Will Rogers, Jr., for a radio show, 'Country Editor." He'll play a more serious prototype of his famous Dad and if the program clicks here will be a video version. There's a, big second-generation sucess story behind Hal Roach, Jr.'s new contract to produce half- hour telefilms for ABC-TV. His biggest stumbling block was his movie pioneer father, who favored he one-hour format. 15 Years Ago In Blytheyille — Baker Wilson has decided he had letter start taking the keys out of his car when he parks it. The machine was stolen Saturday night for .he second time recently. Dr. and Mrs. E. V. Hill announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Mary Grace, to William Wyatt, son of Hr. and Mrs. Stan Wyatt of Jones- loro. The ceremony will be sol- imnized May 29 at the home or the bride's parents. Mr. and Mrs. J. Cecil Lowe and son, Jlmmle, have returned from Starkville, Miss., where they visited for four days. People who are always try- Ing to tell others somethin'g "for their own good" 'usually don't get very close attention. In West Indies Answer to Previous Puzzl* NORTH A AJS VJ4 + AJ974 WEST CO) EAST *42 *Q7« VKQ1098S2 VA «8 »107542 *K53 +Q10S2 . SOUTH A K 10 8 5 3 <Ht3 « AKJI *6 Neither side vul. We* N«lh tat »••« 3V Pin Past 1* Pass 4 » Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—* 8 only because he had overlooked the best line of play. West opened the eight of diamonds, «nd South should have read this as a singleton without he slightest, difficulty. West's opening bid of throe hearts showed great length In Uut lull, with cor- HOniZONTAL 55 Weight of 1 West Indian Island, Puerto VERTICAL 5,8 Its capital is 1 Juliet's lover „ 2 Form notion 12 Smell 3 Its are 13 Blackbird of surrounded by cuckoo family water 4 Worthless morsel 5 Rational 6 Presently 7 Ship of Columbus 8 Masculine 14 Gaelic 15 Flesh food 16 Negative prefix 17 Food fish 18 Easter (ab.) 19 Punitive 21 Louse egg 22 Musteline mammal 24 Faultily, 26 Anglo-Saxon slaves , 28 Handle 29 Goddess of infatuation •30 Ventilate' 31 Wager 32 Equip 33 Brick ovens 35 Expert 38 Explosive devices 39 Idolize 41 first settlement was at . Caparrc 42 Weird 4« Perched 47 Stupefy 49 Large barrel $0 Volcano In Sicily SI Gull-like bird f 52 Before * S3 Denomination nickname 9 Muse of astronomy 10 Kelp 11 Birds'homes 34 Guarantee 19 Sham 36 Placard 20 Family of 37 Spell - terns 38 Fogs 23 Make possible 40 States (Fr.) 25 Consolidated 43 Nights before 27 Hardens 44 Uncommon. . 28 Ancient Irish 45 Roman road capital 48 Compass point 33 Young cat 50 Is (Latin)

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