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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, May 25, 1953
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PAGE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE (AHK.) COURIER NEWS MONDAY, MAT 2B, 199S THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS IKS COURIER HEWS CO. H. W. RAINES, Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant PliMM>«r A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manage! Sole National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago. Detroit, Atlanta, Memphi*. ^ Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Congress, October 8, 1911. Member of The Associated Prei SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier In the city of BlvthevUto or tnj lUburban town wher« carrier service it maintained, 25c per week. . By mail within a radius ol 50 miles, »5.00 per rear »2.50 for six months, »1.25 for three months: by mail outside 50 mile »n«. 113.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations Look down from heaven, mnd behold the habitation of thy hollnwi and ot thy flory: where I. ihT (lory: where Is thy real and thy «tren«-th. the lounilnf of thj bowels ind ot thy mcrcle. toward me? are they restrained? — Isaiah 63:15. » » * All true zeal for God is » zeal for love, mercy Hid joodnesi. — K. E. Thompson. Barbs Sometimes, If a pessimist will look in i mirror h« can «• why he is one. * * * A noTriM i»ys 1» wrliw mo* of his Idea. on hb cnff. Always h»i fomeUitef up his ileeve. * » » With spring here, w« know which way the straw blowi •— right down out of the attic. * * * Then b » lot of fllfferi>noe fcttween carry- tor a mortfapi and trffni to lift on*, * * * When wiv« go away and leave husbands alon« toe a whili It's a dirty trtck on the kitchen •Ink. Critics of U.S. Overlook Major Point in Truce Talks Neither the American government nor the American people have any right to feel they are 1 above criticism at home or abroad. In this difficult age, no one holds a mortgage on right courses of action. Yet it does not therefore follow that if we object to any particular piece of criticism we are being overly sensitive or unjustly trying to prevent others from speaking with the freedom we demand for ourselves. Such charges have been made against us for protesting British, Canadian and Indian criticism of our conduct of t h e Korean truce talks. Tine lengthy recess we called at Pan- munjom was evidence we did not take this criticism lightly. But at the same time, American protests voiced in other quarters seem quite reasonable. The U. S. government has been accused of asking too stiff a price for a Korean truce, of departing from the letter and spirit of a UN truce resolution approved last winter by a largfe majority of UN countries, including America. In this case, however, our foreign critics are not reading carefully, nor are they showing scrupulous regard for the ultimate fate of the 48,000 UN-held Red prisoners who have said they don't want to return to Communist lands. Those 48,000 are the crux of the matter. It is their freedom the American government and its negotiators at Pan- irmnjom are trying to protect. It is a simple fact that since truce talks on this issue were reopened, we have made several concessions to the Communists, particularly as to thfc neutrals who would supervise the prisoner release. , It is also a fact, however, that the Reds at no point, in any plan so far offered, have given the slightest hint they would accept a proposal that would allow any of the prisoners to avoid repatriation to Communist territory. All their suggestions — without exception — are clearly based on the assumption that, one way or another, they would finally get back every Red soldier we hold. Their proposal to Ic-ave the fate of reluctant prisoners up to a "political conference" is correctly measured by our negotiators as a plan offering repatriation on the one hand or indefinite captivity on the other. Any compromise that may yet be rorked out must obviously embody a t'me limit, so that men whose fate is unsettled by a political conference may see before them the unmistakable alternative of freedom. We bAieve two months from the time prisoner exchange aUrU is long enough. The UN resolution would let the UN decide the fate of unwilling repatriates if a political conference failed to do so in 30 days. Since the most recent Communist plan mentioned no such limits, it is hard to see how India, Britain and Canada believe it jibes so well with the UN scheme. The fate of these 48,000 men is a deep moral issue which cannot be compromised. That'* what we're fighting for at the truce table. Any criticism which suggests we're simply being stubborn over minor technical points is absurd and ill-founded. Views of Others Crafty Business During World War II, the Japanese used a clever and potent diversion. An airplane would wing in over a certain area, drawing anti-aircraft fire. Actually, this airplane was a decoy. For while all attention was directed at the decoy, another airplane, flying low under • the radar screen, would sneak in unobserved, drop a bomb, and fly away. It looks now as if the Communists have used a similar diversion. While the attention of the UN was directed toward the Korean "peace" talks, Communist forces slid Into Laos In Indo-China. A look at the map shows how vital possession of Laos Is to the Commuists. It Is the key to the great strategic area of that part of Asia. Is there a way out of all this? General Douglas MacArthur thinks there 1». Writing his views In a letter to Senator Byrd, in reply to a request by the senator for such views, the Old Soldier had this to say: End the whole mess by destroying China's Industrial. Bomb key supply areas and supply lines. This would knock China out of the war, weaken the Red government, and threaten Russian's entire grip on the East. Russia then, might well agree to settle the whole business. Would this risk war with Rus- sla? MacArthur thinks not. Russia, he says, will go to war only when and If the Red leaders think It will further Russia's alms. It sounds logical and who has come up with a better solution? —Kingsport (Term.) News. Novel A brief current news Item says Sears Roebuck has put out a special catalog listing 716 of its best selling Items, and has It on sale on Chicago newsstands for a dime. The same Item says officials call it an "experiment." Sears' merchandising and financial success Is quite an epic In American business history, but; If It can sell ite own ads at ten cents a copy,' that might be described in circus language as super-colossal. —Ellzabethtown (Ky.) News. Change Tune The other day Governor Mechem was asked for comment on his being a possible candidate for U. S. senator next time. His comment, according to Associated Press, was "Ho, ho, ho." The governor was asked Friday about his possibly becoming national chairman of the Republican party, and his comment was "Ho, ho, ho." For the sake of variety, the next time the governor is asked a question this department would appreciate it if he would reply: "Ho, ho, ha." —Hobbs (N.M.) News-Sun. Drainage The Tennessee Vfllley Authority, the largest government controlled electric system In the country, offers what they call "cheap rates'' but an Investigating committee for the House of Representatives found they would have to raise their rates by 134.9 per cent just to cover costs. Comes the statement from that state which says, "The Tennessee River flows through three states and drains all the other 45." —Claremont (Minn.) News. SO THEY SAY If the Congress really wants to continue to penalize small, new and growing business ... if it is searching for a prescription to kill the goose that lays the golden eggs ... all It needs to do is to extend the excess profits tax for another year. — Elisha Gray, president, Whirlpool Corporation. * * * If I'm ever married I'll make my kids promise not to throw snowballs at policemen or put slugs in gum toll machines. — Marine Cpl. Roger Vnn- Derlann, thanking Chicago police for helping him find long-lost girl friend. * * * I want to tell Ihe whole story. Suspicion of me Is quite Justified. I hate to admit that I was a dupe, but' I guess I was. — Band leader Artie Shnw, quizzed on Red leanings. * * * In times like ours the danger to our country Involves the clvillon population in the cities and towns and on the farms of our states. The re. sponslbllity of all local government is Immense. — President Elsenhower tells governors conference. * * * We are really trying to get an armistice. But unless I am just awful dumb, the current negotiations are no different from last summer. — Lt. Gen. Harrison, UN truce delegate, on negotiators with Salt. Big Wheel Peter Edion's Washington Column Light Shed on Public Lands Foe; Kyes Has Four Keys to Success WASHINGTON — (NEA)— Laurence P. Lee, past president of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce, has been one of the leading advocates returning U. S. public lands to private ownership. His theme has been that administration of the U. S. national forests should be freed from bur eaucratic control. Since Mr. Lee 1. For our fighting forces: Effective support. 2. For our Defense organization: Co-ordinated strength. 3. For our economy: Intelligent savings. 4. For our country:: Security and peace. Mr. Kyes likes to show the card to visitors. At staff meetings, he takes it out and reads it frequently. Serious Spanish Students Pour Cabinet wives — Mrs. Charles E. Wilson, Mrs. Arthur E. Summer-field, Mrs. Robert B. An- cr Elison Is a North Caro- I derson and Mrs. Harold E. Stas- inlan and head of the Occidental'sen—are, all hard-working students Ensurnnce Co. of that state, there has always been considerable puzzlement as to why he should be such a champion of the western ivestock growers who want less federal control over their grazing rights on public lands. Hugh B. Woodward, president of the New Mexico Game Protective Association, shed some light on this riddle in Washington recently during a speech before the North American Wildlife Conference. "Mr. Lee is a .stockholder, director and vice president of the Fernandez Co., a New Mexico corporation, which is one of the larger livestock growers of sheep and cattle In the Southwest," said Mr. Woodward. "The Fernandez Co. operates not only on patented lands but upon forest lands and other public • lands. "He Is the brother of the president of the Fernandez Co., who for 23 yenrs has been president of the New Mexico Wool Growers' Association. During those years he has earned the reputation of being the most outspoken critic, and implacable foe of the U. S. Forest Service among all western livestock men." Kyes' Key to Success Roger Kyes, Deputy Director of Defense, carries his mottoes around with him in his breast pocket. In case anyone asks him what he's doing at ihe Pentagon. in the White House Spanish-Portuguese class. Mrs. Stassen, for example, takes her homework so seriously that she recently carted her textbook with her on a trip to France. She also took the book along on the trip her husband made to. the Middle East with Secretary of State John Poster Dulles. Interestingly enough, this Spanish class was formed 10 years ago, during tile 'war, by Mrs. Clarence Norton Goodwin and an Army general's wife named Mrs. Mamie Eisenhower. Roses for Milady Regardless of what varieties or colors of flowers are decided on for a White House reception or dinner-table decorative scheme, the choice Is almost always the same for the small vases In Mi's. Elsen- hower's bedroom, say the gardeners. The order Is for sweetheart oses. Boston Girl "Stops" Procession Secretary of Treasury George M. Humphrey and the chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank governors, William McChesney Martin, went to Boston recently to help dedicate a little $4 million addition to "the old Fed" bank building. There was an official lunch at the Algonquin Club and then the cel- ibritles were driven in a motorcade, with a police motorcycle escort, sirens screeching, to the Neatly typed on a white card, they scene of the ceremonies. read:: As the line ol cars slowed down to round a corner In the narrow streets of old Boston town, a little girl in pigtails leaned out of a car parked at the curb and yelled at Messrs. Humphrey and Martin, "Who died?" Poetic Treasury Man Deputy Secretary of Treasury W. Randolph Burgess went off the record for a few moments before he began his formal talk to the recent National Association of Mu tual Savings Banks meeting ir Washington. "If you think It's any fun to have a debt of $265 billions to play with," said Mr. .Burgess, "guess again. If ever someone asks you to, manage a debt of $265 billion, don't take the job." The Deputy Secretary said It reminded him of a limerick by Ge- lett Burgess, who was no relation ,he explained. Then he recited the verse, which went with a car toon of a man suspended in midair: I wish that my room had a floor. I don't so much care for a door. But this prowling around Without touching the ground, Is getting to be quite a bore. Eh? How's That? At a Senate Internal Security Subcommittee hearing, Sen. Herman Welker of Idaho asked a witness, Iven Hurlinger, if he ever read "The Daily Worker." The witness replied that he considered himself a well-read man, and "The Worker" was one of the papers he followed. Senator Welker then asked the witness if he was aware that "The Daily Worker" was the official organ of the Communist Party in America. Hurlinger said, No, he wasn't aware of that. Slightly amazed,'the senator repeated his question, but he got the same answer. Whereupon Welker exploded with: "Surely you don't hink 'The Daily Worker' is published by the Daughters of the American Revolution, do you?" Backstop Against Loss The Air Force won't suffer a complete loss of all research data See EDSON on Page 12 the Doctor Says— Bj EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D Written tot NEA Service A correspondent who signs herself "Puzzled" writes a sad but Interesting letter which I shall quote at some length. "My husband and I are in our early 50's. I • have been going through the change of life and am pretty well along except that my nerves are still a problem. This condition Is aggravated by my husband's abuse the past few years. He seems to me like a woman going through the change. "Please tell me If this Is making him as he Is, as I have been told that a mall also experiences a change. He Is moody some days nnd gets peeved,over trivial things. He starts arguments, and I find that I can't defend myself or he gets furious at me. I have told him that he needs medical care, but can't get him to go." It must be almost intolerable living with a man like that. He may be just naturally ornery, but it is possible that his age Is also making htm worse. The question of a change of life In men Is complicated, and medical opinion Is divided as to whether or not there is a rapid decrease In the functioning of the sex glands In men In any way comparable to that which occurs In women. Certainly mariy men do not have any symptoms at nil which can be attributed'to It. Some, however, do show fairly definite physical or emotion*! obangM Kme Um« la Uulr *>'•• Feelings of tension which are made worse by excitement or fatigue are sometimes described. There is a tendency for excitement to be exaggerated and unfavorable news, arguments, or slight disturb? ances which would not bother a person ordinarily may cause extreme nervousness. Sei Gland Function These symptoms, including quarrelsomeness, and possibly difficulty with sleeping, decreased ability to concentrate, mild depression, and the like, are perhaps — but not certainly — associated with decrease in the function of the sex glands. Authorities have studied the effect of inections of the male hormone—testosterone propionate — In men complaining of such symptoms as those mentioned. The value of this Is still doubtful. As one authority put it, "sex hormones should not be administered to men and women of climacteric (change of life! age with the Idea of stimulating increased sexual potency; if this Is the object of treatment, disappointment will result in the great majority of instances." SOME GARDENS are now at their very best. They have been completely cleared of the remains of last year's weeds, and this year's •JACOBY ON BRIDGE Step by Step This Is Great Playing By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service Bridge players on - the West Coast are now in the middle of "Bridge Week" in Los Angeles. This Is the largest tournament held west of the Rocky Mountains, and Erskine Johnson IN • HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NBA) — The Laugh Parade: Shelley Winters is telling it. The telephone operator told her to stand by for a transatlantic call from Vittorio Gassman in Switzerland. When the phone rang again, Shelley found herself saying hello to Prank Sinatra, who was trying to call Ava Gardner, also overseas, from Hollywood. "I don't mind Frankie getting me by mistake," Shelley told the operator, "but I don't want Vittorio getting AVA." Joe Frisco previewed this story at Charley Poy's Supper Club: Two mice, accustomed to scampering up a 12-inch television screen, came out of their holes one night to find that the family bad changed the set for a large 30-inch. screen. "Look. Hortense," gulped one of the rodents. "CINERAMA!" Leslie Kardos is being hailed for iiis direction of "Small Town Girl" but the big economy axe swinging at MOM took him off the studio's contract list along with scores of others. "But I knew everyone liked the picture," he's saying. "The studio redecorated my office in my favorite colors just before I was fired." GOOD KNIGHT, PETER! GLENN FORD'S young son, Peter, has been listening to too many be-bop jokes. Peter visited his Dad on the set of Columbia's "The Big Heat" and Glenn presented him with an illustrated edition of the classic, "King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table." "Gee, Dad," said the boy as he gazed at a picture of Lancelot and Galahad in full armor. "Dig those crazy WALKING TANKS." checked Into a cheap hotel and immediately went to bed. Five minutes later smoke was pouring from the fellow's room and the manager rushed in and found him in bed with his blankets on fire. He extinguished the blaze with a pail of water and then berated 1 the wlno with:: * "You fool. You could havo burned to death. Don't you know you shouldn't smoke In bed?" "But I don't smoke," protested the fellow. "Then how come the blankets were on fire?" screamed the manager. "How should I know?" shrugged the wino. "They were burning when I went to bed." Our Irma-brained starlet is sura that Paramount's western, "Shane," has a theme song titled, "Bei Mir Bist Du. . ." HOW VERY TIHESOME (?) OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, wrote Clifton Webb that she saw his likeness on billboards all over Paris advertising "Dream Boat" and that the posters described him as "Le Grand Seduceur." "I'm very glad they didn't call me that in the United States." Clifton wrote back. "It sounds very exhausting." During filming oJ scenes for a TV movie on Skid Row, a Los Angeles police officer told Don Haggerly about a wino who Pair Championship. When West opened the queen of diamonds, Dunn very properly refused to win the tirst trick. This was the correct first step in a campaign of keeping East out of the lead. Declarer could see that he was bound to lose one diamond and one club no matter how he played the :rds. He didn't want to touch the spades unless it turned out that the contract could be made in no other way. West continued the diamonds at ;he second trick, and declarer took iis ace this time. He continued by drawing trumps with the ace and queen of hearts, and next led low club from dummy. When East naturally played a low club, South finessed the ten of clubs. The club finesse lost to West's ack, but declarer was not a bit disturbed. He had expected to ose a club trick anyway, and he had carefully played the hand in such a way as to lose that trick to West rather than to East. West returned a club, and Dunn could now take the ace of clubs, and follow with the king: of clubs. Vhen the suit broke, declarer could discard a spade on dummy's last club. This limited the spade loss D one trick, thus assuring the ame contract. If the clubs had not broken, declarer would have been in posi- ion to lead a spade from dummy n the hope that East held the ace. As it happened, this play would have failed and It was therefore ortunate for declarer that he found another way to make his contract. If he had allowed East to gain he lead before dummy's last club md been established, East would lave led the queen of spades tromptly, and South would have ost two spade tricks. With every studio previewing screens these days — curved screens, flattenediout screens; every kind of screen—why not a new theme song for Hollywood titled, "How SCREEN Was My Valley?" A movie actress known for her many western-heroine roles added this to her qualifications in applying for a telefilm role: "Have cowboy suit and will travel on own horse." James Mason's wordage about the dressing room he used in Germany while starring in Carol Reed's "Susan in Berlin": "They supplied me with a magnificent trailer, heavily accoutered in mahogany. It looked just like the sort of place in which you'd expect someone to sign an armistice. 75 Years Ago In Blytheyille — The first in a scries of Informal dances to be given at the country club during the summer months was held last night. Mrs. E. B. Gee and Miss Jesse Brown were hostesses for the affair. Doris Mulr and George Hubbard, Jr., received the two honor awards given to the graduating members, of the junior high school at the commencement program Thursday afternoon at the city hall. Dr. Matt Ellis, professor of philosophy at Hendrix College, spoke to 85 members of the graduating class of the senior high school last night at the commencement exercises at the city hall. ® NEA Little Jerry Clemens wat very proud to be playing My Country 'Tis of Thee on the piano until he got a London post card from Miss Sarah Trotter telling him he'd been playing God Save the Queen all the tlms without knowing it. Toble Talk Answer to Previous Puzzle WEST A A872 V82 • QJ10S 4J86 NORTH 15 4653 ¥QJ97 • 92 + K532 EAST 4Q.MO 9 V53 4>K763 4Q97 SOUTH (D) 4K4 V AK1064 » A54 4 A 10 4 North-South vul. South Weat North Kart 1 » Pass 2V Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4> Q haven't started to grow Kingtport (Tton.) Time* yet. - It always attracts a huge field of expert tournament players. As today's hand shows, the standard of skill In "Bridge Week" Is very high Indeed. The hand was played by Mr. and Mrs. James Dunn, U» winner* ot Uie Mixed HORIZONTAL 1 What Baby wears at table 3 Unashamed .4 F.D.R.'s granddaughter 4 Mnner course J M Pon ^ 8 Vegetable astr onomy 12 Greek letter 7 Coo!ting . 13 Nested boxes vessel 14 Narrow way g Dim 15 Indian weight 9 W hat on* does 16 Figurine al table 26 Of the foot 18 City in New JQ p 0 kcr stakt 27 Fatherhood 11 Require 28 Shoshonean 17 Enzyme Indians 19 Inborn 29 Spreads to 23 Salad dry, as hay ingredient 31 Put back 24 Gambling 33 Claw game 38 Sonnet part 25 Angered 40 Wounds. Jersey 20 Destroyed ^ 21 Fairy 22 One who chills 24 Decree 26 Turkish coin 27 Place 30 Covered 41 Ocean movement* 42 Go away! 43 Tramp 44 Heraldic fillet 46 French father i 47 Great Lakt j 48 Knocks I 50 "Sweetheart I of Sigma "' passageway 32 Landed property 34 Staggered 35 Placed at table 36 Peculiar 37 Bulk 39 Minus 41 Rocky pinnacle 42 Fire upon 45 Revolving bait 49 Made right 51 War god 52 Competent M In this place 55 Pedal dlgltl 67 Assent VEITTCAL \ Finest 2 Possan in the i i2 » 5~" H U 11 i i m t D 'f s ^ m n M (. w< W 7 W m 17 ' m 1 6 H m H" i ft" T~ M 7 10 8" V K r- r -

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