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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAT 28,IMt THI BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NEWS CO H. W. HAINBS, Publisher HARRY A. HAINE8. Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager 8ol« N»tlon»l Adrertlslng Representatives: W»lla« Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blj'theville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Prcw SUBSCRIPTION RATES: Bj carrier In the city of Blythcville or anj niburban town where carrier service Is maintained, 25o per week. By mail, within a radius of 50 miles, $5.00 per year $2 50 for six months, $1.25 lor three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone, $12.50 per year payable In advance. •, Meditations Let him that Is tauRlit in the word ccimmuni- eak unto him that teacheth In nil good things. —Golatians 6:6. * * * God taught mankind on that first Christmas day What twas to be a man; to give, not take; To serve, not rule; to nourish, not devour; To help, not crush; if need, to die, not live. —Charles Kingsley Barbs With more girl caddies this year, the question ii, what will the well-dressed male golfer wear? + * * Tulip bulb! keep better when kept In the dark — like light bulbs. * * * Watch out, girls, that you don't let a grin go wrong. It might turn into a wrinkle. * * * Smart people don't worry, and smarter ones don't worry other people. * * * There is a lot of difference between carrying a mortgage and trying to lift one. Holes in Espionage Law Call for Careful Mending The name of Algcr Hiss, convicted perjurer, still evokes strong emotions whenever it is mentioned. But almost forgotten are some of the glaring weaknesses his trials disclosed in America's defenses against espionage and sedition. Senator Wiley, chairman of Uifc Senate Foreign Relations Committee, now usefully reminds us of these. He says an analysis by the research staff of the Library of Congress shows wide loop holes in our system of safeguards. According to this study, hostile nets against America might wholly escape punishment in many situations. For one thing, the statute of limitations iims for too short a period (three years) on espionage. It means that a man guilty of spying in 1049 cannot be convicted on that score in 1953. That's why Hiss was tried and convicted on the relatively minor count of perjury, when the government believed his real offense was espionage. Secondly, the constitutional guarantees of public trial often dissuade the government from prosecuting a spy, he- cause to gain a conviction might require disclosure of more secret information than the spy had learned on his own. The cost is too great. Then, too, there are severe legal limits today on the aflmissibility of evidence, like that obtained in wire-tapping. These restrictions have handicapped the government in prosecuting Judith Coplon, former FBI worker charged with passing secrets to Russia. A feeling exists that authorities ought to have more leeway when national security is at stake. The immunity granted foreign diplomatic representatives is another obstacle. No one has the slightest doubt that the Russian embassy and consulates in America, plus their counterparts among the satellite nations, are active spy centers. They are largely beyond the reach of American law, however, and thus operate with little difficulty. The best we can do is ask recall of anyone we believe we have positive proof against. Of course, the deporttd spy is quickly replaced by another and the process of seeking out proof begins all over again. To remedy these and other loopholes calls for extremely careful amending of present law. A slapdash job could endanger civilian liberties. But the task ig one that has too long been overlooked. The Eisenhower administration could make a constructive contribution to the nation's mfety by foiUring thoughtful legislation in this field. Hardly Economic Disaster Words like Inflation and deflation get tossed around pretty freely by the politicians and the labor leaders, but they seldom slop to define their terms. The National Industrial Conference Board, a business research outfit with a good reputation in the economic chart • field, has popped up with a wholesale price graph that should give the debaters a sound point of reference. The red lines on the chart show that generally the peak for wholesale commodity prices was in March, 1951, and that most groups show fairly modest declines from that high. Thus inflation as a general proposition is not the problem today. If any price drop at all is to be taken seriously, then deflation is the word for the moment. But there is serious doubt such a description would be fair or accurate. The commodity level as a whole is still well above the June, 1950, plane — the point at which the Korean war began. Furthermore, though edging downward, the price line over the last two years has shown a considerable stability. It would be fair to say we are on a high plateau marked by a relatively gentle slope. This hardly looks like economic disaster, as some prophets are shouting. About the best thing to offer, perhaps, is that inflation seems to have halted but nothing sensationally new has taken its place. Views of Others Are Hometowns Dying? "A United States airman started home by air tonight on leave to visit his dying hometown." Those startling words comprise the "lead" of an Associated Press story from Paris Tuesday. The story tells of Airman Second Class Harold Ripley who Is now on his way to Kernvllle, California, a town doomed to be burled under water as part or the New Isabella Dam project. Ripley's father wrote him: "Most of your old hometown is gone now. We wish very much Hint you could see It again before it Is covered by a lake," Because of the understanding of two Army colonels, the kind who prove that even a military force can be human, Airman Second Class Harold Ripley will see what Is left of his hometown before It Is covered by nn onrush of waters. Perhaps there Is some Justification for wondering whether the rule of Kernvllle Is shared figuratively by Innumerable, other hometowns in America. Many of them are becoming Innundnt- ed under a flood of monotonous uniformity. Some of them are trying Uj become little New York cities, an effort which is a hopeless sham, Instead of being f-hat New York City cannot be — a place of peace and genuine friendliness with a priceless Individuality. Too many of America's Main streets are growing to look alike — almost Indistinguishable in their glass and concrete Impersonality by day. even less distinguishable as neon-walled canyons by night. —Tile Portsmouth Star. Cruel And Unusual Over In Mississippi the board which governs state institutions of higher educntlon bus decided that students' courses should Include at least a speaking acquaintance with state «nd federal constitutions. It is to shudder to think of a Louisiana board requiring anyone to understand this state's constitution. More than 300 pages long and patched with more than 300 amendments, our constitution of 1921 Is fourth newest a.Mong the states yet the champion for length. It should not lake Louisiana students long, however, to wrap themselves In the federal constitution and protest loudly. "We plead immunity under article 8 of the constitution relative to prohibition of cruel and unusual punishments." —New Orleans Stales. SO THEY SAY We accomplished some good, hard, practical results which I think on one hand protected the Interests of the United States and on the other built up the strength of NATO in which we wore all interested. — Secretary of State John Poster Dulles, on recent NATO conference. * # * Four years ago our experts thought that the Russians couldn't build « plane of that {the jet fighter) type. It 1ms been built, nnd is a real factor in Soviet air strength. — Gen. Alfred M. Gnienthcr, North Atlantic chief of staff, on Red MIQ-15. + * * In Ihe present peace talks with the Chinese Reds, I am absolutely convinced we run the risk of throwinfi away the future of our nntion. — Gen, James A. Van Fleet. * * * Agriculture must be free nnd dynamic to reflect the changing demand; It must not be a hothouse or a crippled industry. — Agriculture Secretary Benson. 'Now Is the Time for All Good Men...." Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Fiscal Policy of GOP Confused, So Congress Spells Ou t Its Own WASHINGTON —(NEA)— President Elsenhower's television and radio talks to the nation can do a great deal to clarify public understanding of what has become a thoroughly confused presentation of the administration's fiscal policy. On Feb. 9 the President n n- nounced his 11- polnt, high - pri- ~~—„, ority legislative Peter Edson progrnm fol . ac . tlon by this session of Congress. Item No. 2 called for all appropriation bills to clear the Honse of Representr.tives and be ready for Senate action by Mny 15. To date, the House has completed action on only three of the 14 money bills for the next fiscal year. They are the Department of Interior, Post Office-Treasury and the Independent Offices appropriations. Four others Imve been re- polied out by the Appropriations Committee nnd nrc ready for action when the House gels n round to them. They cover State-Justice- Commerce Departments, Agriculture and Labor-Health, Education nnd Welfare Departments.. But the whopping big National Defense, Foreign Aid, Army Civil Functions and other appropriation bills are Just now emerging from the egg. And the Senate hasn't taken action on a single money bill for next year. Earlier this year, the President lad announced that all recommended appropriations would be in the hands of Congress by the first week In May. Thnt target has been missed by 10 days. These dclnys In the Executive departments haven't helped tin Congress In its work. Tn general, however, the congressional appro- priations committees have been going ahead on their own ideas. They have based their cuts on the budget estimates prepared by the Tvu- man administration. There has he.en little regard for what the President may have had in. mind. Estimate Wasn't From Budget Bureau When President Eisenhower on April 30 told his press conference that "we can see our way clear to ask the Congress to appropriate at least $BVi billion less. . .than the previous administration had asked for." the Bureau of the Budget had not completed Its review. When questioned about this figure, Bureau experts actually working on budget revision had to cc/n- fess they didn't know where the President got his estimate. The President's statement had not been prepared by the Budget Bureau and so it was not In the jargon that fiscal experts use. The President's statement made no estimate of actual expenditures, which Is the Important figure. This is the figure that must be determined before it is possible to say with any accuracy whether the budget can be balanced or how big the deficit will be. And until then, everybody is just talking or working in the dark. This situation in Washington has been so bad that even the U. S. Chamber of Commerce tux letter has been forced to admit that, "all is confusion as to whether sufficient cut-s can be made to balance the 1954 budget." Administration officials and congressmen have made conflicting statements on ahvtkhqnis point a confusion Is made worse by the fact that seldom if ever have these statements distinguished betwen th cash and the administrative budgets, oven though they differ by more than 53 billion. Officials Talk In Different Terms The statements of Defense Secretary C. E. Wilson and Treasury Secretary George M. Humphrey have been at odds (or this very reason. One has talked in terms of estimated expenditures, the other in terms of estimated appropriations. One in terms of tax cuts, the other in terms of no tax cuts. Secretary Wilson declared the budget couldn't be balanced before 1956- Secretary Humphrey at first said the budget couldn't be balanced before 1955. Then he revised that and said it might be balanced before June 30, 1954. Incidentally, Secretary H u m- phrey is emerging as the top administration spokesman on all money matters—far more so than his Democratic predecessors. The new budget director, Joseph M. Dodge, hasn't been heard from publicly since a press conference shortly after he took office. On Capitol Hill, however, there have been numerous self-appointed spokesmen on the administration's fiscal program—with just as many conflicting statements. The Joint Congressional Committee on Internal Revenue released a staff study saying the budget for the year ending this June 30 would be over $7 billion and $6 billion the year following. Sen. Robert A. Tsft's estimate is that the deficit for next year will be $11 billion. Sen. Harry F. Byrd disagrees with nil these experts and says the budget can be balanced this year, if there are no tax cuts. Rep. Dan Reed of New York, chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, is insisting there will be tax cuts, He has many backers. it was to reconcile all these conflicts that a clarification from the White House, in a couple of air- conditioner-side chats, became necessary, to cool everybody off. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service Bunions cnn be one of the most painful ailments of modern life. They nre located most commonly the base of the big toe;;, and this region becomes enlarged, often reel nnri extremely tender. There are two linos of tratmcnt. One involves nn operation nnd the other is nonsurgical in nature. The first thins to try, of course, is the nonsurgical treatment. This requires the wearing of shoes which are large and round in the toes, thus preventing pressure on. the bunion. Complete absence of pressure for n long time is helfpul. A hole cut in the shoe may be necessary. Going bnrefoot is n possibility for those who live in country areas and are not too seriously exposed to the dangers of lockjnw or tetanus. This is suggested by the fact that primitive people who never wear shoes also do not got bunions. These menswros mny be enough in the enrly and acute stages of bunions. It the toe straightens out and the inflmmntion disappears, nothing more needs to be 'done, except that care should be tnkcn in the future choice of shoes. Surgery may be necessary because the bunion does not yield to other methods. The bunion is frequently associated with the accumulation of fluid in the joint lying al (no base of the big toe. This fluid cnn be removed by n ncollo in some cases. A cut can be made which will allow the fluid to drain off and the swelling to decrease. Finally, the operation whicfi is •rossary in hud ra<-es is called n bursectomy. This involves the removal of coma of Ui« excessive bone and soft tissue which go to make up the bunion. The operation is usually followed by placing the foot and toes in a plaster of Paris cast which will Hold them , In a correct position until the wound made by the operation has had a chance to heal. SUCCESSFUL SURGERY One correspondent recent- Iy wrote me: "The way I feel about having bunions removed, I would like to rell the whole world about what a successful operation I had. I suffered plenty with them, but two years ago at the age of 38 had them removed. I am thankful that I had it done, and no one should suffer with bunions the way I did." It is a pleasure to record such a fine result from the operation. The most important caus'c of a bunion is the wearing of shoes \vl\ich nve too short or too pointed, although there Is also a family tendency to this condition. Hence, it is important to prevent bunions by careful fitting of shoes. they continue, "and demands a specific lead. In other words, the partner of the leader believes that he can defeat the slam provided that his partner opens a certain suit. "The leader must: :(1) refrain from leading a suit which has been named by either the leader or his partner; (2j open the first • JACO8Y ON BRIDGE This Double Needs A Specific Lead By OSWALD JACOnV Wrlltrn for NEA Service "The double of n slam is not made merely to rnlse the price ot admission," state Charles J. Solomon nnd Ronnett I.. Disbrow In their e.xrrlleiH now book, "How to Bid nnd Wh.i' to Lend." "Such a double is conventional," NORTH * A 103 23 WEST * KQ J 73 V 7 4876432 *8 South 1 » 6» Pass V J 1005 » K + KQJ96 EAST 4865-12 « 83 • None 4 A 10 5 4 3 2 SOUTH (D) A None V AKQ912 t AQJ1095 *7 East-West vul. We* North Cut Pass Pass Pass Pass Double Opening lead—4 4 side suit named by dummy, or \i dummy has not bid n side suit, the first side suit nflmed by the declarer: (.V if neither side has named n side suit, choose an un- naturnl opening: (41 be sure not to lead trump." Today's hand Is selected from Ihe .Solomon - Disbrow book. The two Philadelphia experts held this hand in actual play, nnd when Charlie Solomon doubled on the East cards, Disbrow, holding the West hand, realized that he had to find an Abnormal lend. Disbrow wisely selccled the four j of riiamrnds, thus ffivill'j his pnrt- I n'u' nn immc^.'Mc ruff. So'omon thcu cashed the act o{ clubs, «el- Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Behind the Screens: Macdonald Carey's high rating as a dramatic actor has niovietown eyebrows lifting over why he' tuning up his singing voice with vocal lessons. Mao's explanation: 'I think Hollywood's due for a filmusical revival because of big screens. A lot of singers can't act and a lot of actors can't sing— but I'll be ready." J ac .plays a killer in the 3-D tern, "Outlaw Territory," and tells me: 'I played only one heavy before In 'Streets of Laredo.' But it did more for mo than any leading-man role I ever played." Right down from the highest echelon at Pox comes word that there's no truth to the big buzz that Dan Dailey's co»tract will be canceled. He has two years to go with the studio and will big-screen it in Cinemascope in a super-musical to be filmed in Sun Valley. Peter Lawford will play twins in a British film, ten't one Peter Lawford enough? . . . Marilyn Monroe's mother. Gladys Baker, still sees Marilyn's ex-hubby, James Dougherty. He's a Hollywood policeman. . . . Gene Evans, the screen's big rugged character, is taking tap- dancing lessons. His big ambition is to hoof on TV .... Vivian Dand- ridee, sister of gorgeous Dorothy, is divorcing her hubby and resuming her singing career. Vanessa Brown's still blushing. Marlon Brando took her to dinner after a matinee of her hit play, "The Seven-Year Itch." Came the check and Marlon found he had no money. Vanessa searched through her purse and couldn't find more than a quarter. So Brando left his wrist watch In payment for the caviar and chicken under glass. TWO RAODBLOCKS GREER GARSON on reports that she'll hop to Broadway in the fall for her first play since Hollywood lured her from the London stage: "I'll hove to get MGM's permission. Even If they give it to me, I'll still have to get my husbands' permission." Marti Stevens, daughter of on« of Hollywood's biggest movie producers, clicked in a San Diego tryout of her night-club act. , . Columbia has shelved plans to remake "One Night of Love," the Grace Moore hit. . .Designer Ei;nst Meer's description of the modern, heavily glassed homes now in demand In Hollywood: "Homes with a paned look." SHE'LL FACE IT MARIE WILSON on the possibility of doing a 3-D movie in th8 fall: "I'd like it. I just won't turn around." Pox biggies know nothing about Marilyn Monroe's claim that she'll don a black wig and play the highly dramatic feminine lead in "Th» Egyptian.". . ..Now there's anti- Charlie Chaplin sentiment in England, based on reports that he'B living in Switzerland to escape thft heavy taxes of hi; native land. Rlcardo Montalban, trying to explain why Lana Turner is late for a date with him in "Latin Lovers": "Maybe she's planning a surprise, but once we are married •there will be no more surprises." "My boy," advises Louis Cal- hern, "once you are married there never are." Mitzi Gaynor tried to squeeze out of her Pox contract but tha studio answered with a big NO. . . .Margaret Whiting's big dream is a filmbiography of her songwriter father, Richard Whiting. The story is being written and Margaret, has her eye on the rol» of her mother. . .Nora Haymes, on the verge of divorcing Dick Haymes, is telling pals she'll move into ex-husband Errol Flynn's mansion with Errol's kiddies. Kathryn Grayson's mother !• very 111—the reason the singing star hasn't been seen in publio for a long time. . .A Marilyn Monroe pin-up book, made up of photos taken before her rise to stardom, will soon'be on sale lor 3S cents a copy. The Pentagon boys are making up their minds whether to permit Pox to film "Frogmen in Korea" as a sequel to their successful "The Frogmen." Military secrets are involved. HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Charlotte Greenwood, who revives her long- legged dance routines in "Dangerous When Wet," is up for a big variety show. . .Tab Hunter will star in a "Billy the Kid" telefilm Series due for lensing in June. . . Mrs. Ronald Colman is the author of "Love at Sen," the next Pour Star Playhouse production starring Merle Oberon. . .Myrt 'n' Marge— remember the show on radio?—is headed for the home screens via celluloid. . ."The Saturday Night Revue" is the final title for the hour- and- a- half replacement for Show of Shows this summer. The show will come from Hollywood with Hoagy Carmichael in the star spot. ting the slam contract at once. If Disbrow had opened a spade, declarer would have made all of the tricks. He would have discarded his losing club on the ace of spades, drawn trumps, and run the diamonds. If Disbrow had opened a club, declarer would have ruffed high on the second round of clubs, after which he could easily draw trumps and take his diamonds. Only the diamond opening lead could have defeated the contract. 75 Years Ago In Blythevillt Mrs. Bernard Gooch, Mrs. Charles Crigger Jr., Mrs. B. A. Lynch, Mrs. Roland Greene, Mrs. Louis Cherry, Mrs. A. Conway, Mrs. Harry Haines, Mrs. James B. Clark, and Mrs. H, H. Houchins are among those attending the tea in Wilson this afternoon in honor of Mrs. Lee Wesson. Jesse Taylor chose as his subject "The Privilege of Voting" when he spoke to members of the Business and Professional Woman's Club at their regular meeting last night at the Hotel Noble. Miss Marian Thompkins and 1W- dred Bunch tied for first scholastic honors among the members of the graduating class of the city. Third honors went to Miss Betty Ebert. "Why is it that when you've just Rotten into the tub with nobody else in the house, the phone rings and it's always a wrong number? In West Indies Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL I American- owned isles, the Islands 7 Their capital is Charlotte VERTICAL 1 Holding devices 2 Standards of perfection 3 Snare again 4 Artificial channel 13 Form a notion *S?!"!?,"™ 14 Plant 6 Fiddling exudates 15 Bird dog 16 Mountain nymphs 17 Auricle 18 Wake from repose 20 Born 21 Blow with open hand 23 Compass point 24 Cudgels (coll.) 25 Backbones 28 Oxidation 29 Crimson 30 Through 31 Reverential emperor 7 Got up 8 Simple 9 Peer Gynt's mother 10 Climbing plants 11 Notch 12S-shaped worms . 19 United States ship (ab.) 22 Freebooter 24 Rotated 26 Tidings 27 Dutch city 28 Erect 30 Pastry 33 Decorated 34 Trapped 35 Craggy hill 36 Television entertainer 37 Oleic acid salt 38 Diner 39 Writer's mark 41 Comforts 43 Judicial bench 44 Greek letters 45 Dog's nickname 48 Malayan pewter coin 50 British money of account r fear 32 John (Gacllc)|ii 33 Hops' kilns 35 Shipworm 38 Sea eagle 39 Symbol for cobalt 40 Trough 42 Collection of sayings 43 Dcmides 46 Earth (comb, form var) 47 Kind of sauce 49 Masculine appellation 51 Everlasting (poet.) 52 Inflate 53 Edit 54 Bowll ig _ Urra (jfl.) n 17 51 IT

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