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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, MAT 80, 19N THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS rat COURIER NEWS oo. H. W. HAINES,. Publisher HARRY A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manager Sole Nations! Advertising Representatives: Wallace Witraer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Memphis. Entered as second class matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act of Contress, October », 1917. Member of.The Associated Preis SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of fllythevtlle or anj luburban town wher* carrier service Is maintained, 25o per week. By mall, within a radius ol 50 miles, J5.00 per year, »2.50.for six months, tl.25 for three months; by mail butside SO mile zone, *13.50 per year payable In advance. Meditations That the ajed men be sober, grave, temperate, »ound In faith, In charity, In patience. — Titus 2:2. * * * He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort, should, when young,' consider that he may one day become old. and remember when he Is old that he has once been young.— Joseph Addison. Barbs What's the difference whether a TV cowboy croons or shoots guns? They both bore people. * * * If you must sit behind a car wheel and not think, go to a drive-in theater. * * * Work yourself into financial security and it will make all your friends your kin. * * * Advance tip: Don't get all steamed up about the heat this summer — It only makes yon hotter. » # * American profanity was in use 800 years ago, says a professor. It's about time we all swear off. We Should Pay Tribute To Row's, Who Died This Memorial Day we ought to honor a special kind of soldier dead. We ought to remember the men who died — and may still be dying — behind the Communist lines as prisoners in Korea. We should think of the weary, enfeebled men who fell by the wayside in the punishing, forced marches, and watched with pathetic wistfulness as their comrades dragged themselves out of sight down the road. We should think of the men who flopped down to sleep in the icy, hostile night and never woke tip. In the morning, their captors kicked their frozen bodies into the nearest ditch. We should give some thought, too, to the soldiers whose only offense against their captors was that they became sick. For this error, many were shot on the line of march, and left with the "drop-outs" to mark the trail of broken bodies. Those who survived the ordeal of the marches found merely a new torture supplanting the old. In the contrived misery of the Communist prison camps, unnecessary death was'a ritual. Men died when a little more food, a little medicine, a bit of warm clothing, a clean bandage might have saved them. A quick bullet in,the back of the head would have been a more honorable way to kill them. The irony of their terrible predicament was never more bitter than the day when a soldier helping others to bury a dead comrade fell to his knees beneath the burden. He never rose again, but died there, on the way to another's grave. Here and there a sympathetic Korean peasant may have dragged off one of the fallen, buried him and begun tending his grave. For all the rest, there are no crosses, no mounds of earth, no clear mark to show where they lie. We can raise a monument to them only in our minds and hearts. Once we have done it, we must never forget to look in upon it while we gaze eacli year at the visible symbols of soldierly sacrifice. French Cabinet Fail Shows Shy ing Away From Realities There cannot be any sadder task than having to comment once more upon the fall of a French government — the 18th since the end of World War II. Each failure heightens the danger for the democratic system in France. Rene Mayer's recent government lasted less than the six months that has , been average for postwar cabinets there. It fell on a minor budget Issue, • wholly typical collapse. No one would b«. surprised if one day a French cabinet trips over a misplaced comma. Yet, though the governments snag on trivial problems, the trouble is really deep-seated. Part of the difficulty is constitutional. The postwar French constitution makes the Parliament relatively too strong for the Executive. This and other features contribute to the instability of the governments. Of course, prewar governments in France were not noted for stability. The democratic system as practiced by the French may be unworkable. With so many parties, none can be strong enough to govern alone. The coalitions they make are inevitably fragile, and the new constitutio naccentuates the weakness. But there is more to the story. The repeated government collapses signify a shying away from the painful realities of the postwar world, both domestic and foreign. French politicians are notoriously timid, on the whole, about bringing the hard facts to bear upon the population. There has always been resistance among the people against the economic sacrifices required for defense. Rather than try to overcome this resistance, most leaders have buckled before it. Still, it is not only the politicians who shrink from reality. The French businessmen are equally at fault. A recent survey of French Social conditions by representatives of the Catholic church showed that most employers are still woefully shortsighted about the needs and standards of French workers. French capitalists seem totally preoccupied with maintaining their own position and profits, and do little to close the wide gulf between their status and that of the workers. The bulk of laboring Frenchmen feel they can improve ' their condition only by resort to force. • These are the people who cannot see the justice in economic sacrifices for defense. The businessman does little to help them, and the politician is afraid to squeeze them tighter. e The result is a long succession of makeshift governments, none with thfe courage to act as the situation requires, none given the time in office to carry out a program even if the courage were there. Keen observers believe the makings of a social explosion exist in France. The fuse may be lighted if French leaders devoted to democracy do not soon muster the spirit and strength to find a way out of this dilemma of instability. This Year—a Special Prayer Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD -<NEA>- Exclusively Yours: Hedy Lamarr left 'or movie making in Europe with .his sad statement to a close friend: "I'm afraid I'm through n Hollywood. Nobody wants me." Note to Hedy: Not at $150,000 a >icture, sweetie, sn't bowing out 'Wonderful Town' .Roz Russell of Broadway's to make a move this summer, as rumored. The hit and she's sticking .Friends are worried show's a with It. . about Betty Oarrett's slow recov- ;ry from a pneumonia attack. . . That big hunk of real estate that Billy Eckstine and his wife are putting up in their divorce is right icxt to the estate of Clark Gable. mount. A look at him In a bare- chested black gaucho outfit in "Hed Darters" front office in a mantic-adventure appeal. sent the Btudio spin over his ro- Peter Edson's Washington Column — Letter Only One of Pressures Exerted in Freeing William Oatis A seven-year-old master of cer- monies for a talent show at a Los Angeles school left the mamas nd papas in hysterics after thank- ng them for coming. "I now bid you goodnight," said he moppet," and leave you with wo famous last words—Marilyn rtonroe!" Gordon MacRae's explanation of why his wife. Sheila, is teaming up with him for a night-club tour: "I told her I needed a girl who was sexy, had stage 'presence, was able to trouper. me, as only a wife can, and said: •Well????' " ALL THIS AND TALENT ' MARIE WILSON will unveil a new talent—mimicry—in her Las Vegas night-club act. She'll do murderous takeoffs on Talulah Bankhead and Vivien Leigh in special material written by Sidney Miller. She'll also do a parody on the song, "I'm in the Money." In Las Vegas? sing and was a good She looked straight at to several days of stoop labor, ge ting the;garden In shape. He sal r he was afraid he might develop Czechoslovakia was j bad case of "zinnia back." given credit by 1 This recalled a story about Gen WASHINGTON —(NBA)— While ,he touching and sincere letter 'rom Mrs. William N. Oatis to the president Communists for securing the of her - cor- husband, there were other factors that played an important part. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles had been asked at his first and almost every succeeding iress conference, what was being eral Marshall, as State, coming out Secretary of soms ful Views of Others Tell The Truth Or Nothing When the announcement was made the other dny that William N. Oatis, Associated Press correspondent, had been released from prison by thi Communist government of Czechoslovakia, Lincoln White. State Department press officer, was quoted as follows: "There wasn't any deal between the United States and Czechoslovakia." But now the people of the nation have read that the "deal" which resulted in the release of Oatis was inaugurated by President Eisenhower in a letter to President Zapotocky of Czechoslovakia. Of course, the President's letter was phrased in diplomatic language and did not come right out and say that if the Czech government would free Oatis this country would remove certain sanctions which have been enforced against Czechoslovakia. But the Czech officials knew very well that was what the letter meant. Maybe Mr. White dfri not consider the Implied agreement which preceded the release of Oatis a "deal." But that is what most people would consider it. And when anybody speaks for the Government of the United States he should speak with great care for accuracy. The people of this country do not want their Government, or spokesmen for their Government, telling them things Hint are not true. Under the Now ami Pnlr Deal. Administrations the people became accustomed to being told by Government officials whatever the officials thought the people should be told. But a higher standard la expected of the Eisenhower Administration. Anyone who speaks for the Government should tell the plain truth; or, if circumstances make It Impossible to tell the truth at the time, he should say nothing at all. —Chattanooga News-Free Press. done to secure the release of Oatis from a Czech prison. The secretary had Interested himself in the case. On March 6, Mrs. Oatis was called to Washington and paid an unpublicizt'd visit to the State Department. When Clement Gottwald died and Anfon Znpotocky succeeded him as president of Czechoslovakia, there were new official demands for Oatts' release. Then, on May 13, U. S. Ambassador Charles E. Bohlen saw Soviet Foreign Minister Molotov. Two days later Oatis was released. The letler from Mrs. Oalis had provided the necessary excuse to make the Commies look good in .heir own propaganda. Natives Get Stuck Modern medical methods which lave been Introduced to all the natives of the U. S.-administered South Pacific islands called Trust Territory i the have SO THEY SAY The humane thing, of course, would be to turn those fellows loose..—Lt. Gen. Harrison, UN negotiator, on Red POW's who don't want to go home. * * * Thft disposition of war prisoners who resist repatriation Is obviously a part of the postwar peaceful settlement of the Korean question nnd Is not a question of the Korean armistice. — North Korean Gen. Mam II. spired them to coin a new word or their treatments. The name :omes from the fact that for almost every illness, the American doc- ors make an Injection of penicillin ir one of the other wonder drugs. So when a native goes to the :linic now, he always tells the doc- or, "Please, need n stick 'em." This Soldier's Not Fading Gen. George C. Marshall came p to Washington from his retire- lent hideout to take part in a ew Armed Forces Day activities, ut the most military, subject he alkcd about was his zinnias. He's 'ay behind on them. General and Mrs. Marshall have pent most of the spring at Pine- urst, N. C. Down there, he didn't nve n chance to get his zinnias transplanted at his Leesburg, Va., place. .So he was looking ahead dress function at a Washington ho tel on a slushy night. There wi a big crowd of guests standing un der the marquee, waiting for cab which didn't appear or wonderin how they would wade to thei parkejl cars. The situation didn't bother Gen ernl Marshall a bit. Picking til Mrs. Marshall in his arm;,, hi calmly carried her to his waiting automobile and drove off. All the wives looked scornfully at their husbands as much as if to say.r "if you were half the man Hint George Marshall is, you'd car ry me to «ir car." But the men f o J k were all looking the other way, for a cnb, and hadn't sden svhat took place at all. Czechs' Silverware Woes Conditions in Czechoslovakia are repealed by translations of a couple of reports made to "Newf From Behind the Iron Curtain." Cutlery hasn't been available in Czech shops for some time, so the pilfering of silverware from restaurants has become a real problem. To beat it, one cafeteria has required customers to pay a $2 deposit for the use of knife, fork and spoon. The deposit is paid buck when the customer turns in the utensils. . At the main railway station restaurant in Prague the management solved the problem by drilling one- inch holes in the middle of their spoons. That way they can be used to stir, if not to taste the coffee. At the once famous Karlovy Vary spa, now a workers' resort, soup soons were similarly treated. Simplified Defense Budgeting Gen. Omar Bradley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, has basis of what it costs to run a ing by reducing all figures to a simplified defense budget financ- war, or a rearmament period, for one month. , In World War II, the average U. S. cost was S7 billion a month. By 1949, just before the Korean war broke out, U. S. defense costs had been reduced to SI billion a month. Today they are running about 54 billion a month. Gene Barry, who sent the ladles into a spin with his emoting in •Atomic City" and "War of the Worlds," is headed for Errol Flynn-type swashbucklers at Para- Montgomery Clift, off the screen for over two years after "A Place in the Sun," doesn't know when he will make another movie now that he's finished three in a row— "I Confess," "Terminal Station" and "From Here to Eternity." He will face the cameras only if the script's to his liking, Monty confided at the Reno, Nev., fourth annual Silver Spurs celebration and added: "An actor's like a writer. If you believe in what you're writing, you can put more Into what you have to say. I do pictures I'm interested in and didn't set out to do three in a row. The scripts Just came that way.' DIALING HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Shirley Temple's Columbus, Agent Gene ?et with "Temple appeal" for a Mann, is looking for another mop- TV family series. . .Lorry Raine. .he singer, and Jimmy Wakely are raddling: on a video Idea. . .Ann Sothern's signed for 26 more "Private Secretary" films—an $800,000 deal. . . . .Hi's NBC sponsor snid Red Skelton had to go—so he's going to CBS-TV. No more radio for Red, though. Gale Storm nixed a plan to do a LIberace impersonation during her nightclub act with: "I'd be making fun of him and that's not for me." .Charles Starrett who the ace of clubs, for then dummy's high clubs would allow South to discard both the queen and the jack of hearts. West therefore played a low club, and dummy won with the king. South returned to his hand with a trump to the queen, and led another low club towards dummy. Once more West was 6n the horns of a dilemma. If he put up the ace of clubs, he would set up enough high clubs to give declarer two discards. West therefore ar there have been no changes in pattern of Red flying to indl- ate they were conscious of the ossibility one of their pilots might esert. The procedure by which an en- my pilot might deliver a Russian lane is complicated. The an- ounced plan is for the pilot to fly ver the island of Paengyong-do, n island off the west coast of Ko- ea, and waggle wings at 20,000 et. This would bring a jet escort ' UN planes to the MIG's side r a landing at Kimpo airfield. In spite of criticism of General lark's offer, the patrol over acngyong-do will be continued, ays the Air Force. Intelligence officers report the offer had_ a good effect in serving notice that the UN was taking the aggressive For the long run of a continuing in the propaganda and psychologi- cold war, General Bradley estim- j cal phase of the fighting. ates the cost will be at least $3 billion a month, "as far into the future as we can possibly fore- Sickness Is Way Out It is generally conceded by Veterans' Administration officials in Washington that Maj.-Gen. Carl R. Gray's trip to Mayo Clinic for treatment of a circulatory condition means, that he may step out soon as VA administrator. General Gray told President Elsenhower right after election that he was anxious to get out of the burdensome job as soon as .possible. The White House, however, has been having a difficult time trying to find a successor. Several serious and controversial problems are shaping up in'VA affairs. They are headed by growing de- lands to have VA hospitals throw out non-service-connected cases. No one is eager to take on this complicated job. Numerous names have been mentioned as likely successors to General Gray. One that persists in .urning up is that of Harvey V. iigley of Marinette, Wis., chair- rum of the board of Ansel Chemical Co. He is a former Wisconsin Republican state chairman and las held high offices in the American Legion. 5100,000 MIG Patrol Continues Air Force intelligence officers in •Corea have been watching enemy lying maneuvers closely ever ince Gen. Mark Clark made his ffer of $100,000 to any Communist played low In the hope that South ilot wo would land a Russian- would have to lose two heart uilt MIG jet on a UN field. So tricks even if he lost no clubs. ' After West had ducked for a second time in the club suit, South had no club loser. He could now afford to abandon the clubs and left Columbia a year ago, will make the TV plunge in a filmed fishing and hunting .series. No television westerns for the famed I movie cowpoke. Spike Jones' wife, Helen Grayco, is okay' after surgery in Holly. \ wood. . .Danny Kaye is penciled in for his TV debut next fall on "Your Show of Shows.". . .Barbara Britton, who always guesses the villain in "Mr. and Mrs. North." is guessing she'll have a son for her summer stork date. Laralne Day's telefilm series. "White Collar Girl, duced by a movie will be pro- 'eteran, Bert NORTH II A A 10 95 2 V 10985 » None *KQJ4 EAST A64 V43 » K87632 4873 SOUTH (D) AKQJ83 VAQJ » A54 WEST *7 VK762 » QJ109 # A 1095 North-South vul. Souifc West North Eait 1 A Pass 3 A Pass 4« Pass 4 A Pass 5 V Pass 6 A Pasi Pass Pasi Opening lead—4 Q , Granet. The plots will be based on dolls scrambling for careers and men in New York, with a big accent on eye appeal for male viewers. Says Bert: "There aren't enough beautiful dolls on television but I'm going to see that there are." /5 Yean Ago In BlytheYillt Miss Mary Outlaw has returned from Memphis where she has spent several days. Mrs. V.. L. Horner and son, Jack, will go to Wheatley tomorrow to visit her parents for several days. Mrs. Eddie Regenold, who is a patient at the Baptist Hospital in Memphis, is reported resting well. give up a heart trick. In short, West was given his choice. He could make either the ace of clubs or the king of hearts, but not both. I© NEAj Old man Hobbs says he remembers when divorced women used io be called grass widows, but they remarry so fast theso days the grass doesn't have tirnt to even sprout. Marianas' Isle Answer to Previous Puzzle % the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D Written (or NEA Service Most victims of "hay fever" do not have fever and' their trouble does not come from hay. In the late spring or early summer, however, there are some who suffer with sneezing, runny noses or watery eyes. This goes by various names, including rose cold, summer cold, or spring hay fever. It is often caused by grass pollens. Hay fever Is usually caused by plant pllens floating in the air. Severn! different pollens can pro- luce the symptoms of hay fever, ilthough the ragweeds and their •elatives lire responsible for more rouble in the United States and Canada than any others. Timothy. June grass am 1 . Ber- nutia (truss are important .sources if spring hay fever. The first two -Timothy and June grass, are tfte •orst In the northern parts of the United States, whereas In the outh, Bermuda grass Is the most mportnnt. North America. This grass sheds its pollen in late June and early July. This takes place principally in the early hours of morning, shortly utter midnight, and just after sunrise. June grass, or Kentucky bine grass, as itis sometimes called, is the principal pasture grass in America, though it is rarely cut for hay since it docs not grow 'high enough. This grass sheds its pollon in May and early June. The other important grass, Bermuda grass, is sometimes called scutcli grafts, dog's tail, or Indian doob. It is found as far north as New York and Massachusetts, but It is principally a southern grass. It tolerates the heat well and pollinates during the early and middle summer, depending on the geographical location. Ragweed Worst Generally speaking, the .symptoms from greasscs are not as • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Study This Hand; It's Real Tricky By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service The slam contract shown today seems to depend on the location of the king of hearts. South must obviously lose a trick to the ace of clubs, and then he will make his contract if the heart finesse succeeds. If that is your impression, you've let me talk you out of a slam! You can make 12 tricks very eas- ly even though the king of hearts s in the unfavorable position. When today's hand was actually played, West opened the queen of diamonds, and dummy ruffed at once. Declarer got to his hand with he klnc of spades and led a low eather, grows wild nnd under cul-j and innny people who arc sensl-iclub towards dummy. Uvatlou through, nearly all ol Uv« to grasao ar* aejultlv* to rag-1 West «ould act afford Is lakt | Timothy, which Is also known 1 severe as those from ragweed. But s herd's grass, rat-lfill or soldier's the grasses do cause some trouble. weed also. Grasses are spread so widely that it is hard to get away from them. A person seriously sensitive to grass pollen usually has to consider descnsitization or temporary relief with the anti-histamines. HORIZONTAL 56 Horse's gait 1 Pacific island 57 Swedish 5 rt is the wci S nl largest of 58 Body of waler Mariana 59 Observes Islands VERTICAL 8 Spain d it i High win( j 2 Russian river 3 Opera by Verdi 4 Subdue 5 Barter 6 Concealed 7 Feelings 8 Antics 9 "Emerald Isle" 10 Depression 11 Comfort 19 Feminine appellation to the United . States in 1898 12 Operatic solo 13 Circular border 14 It has an of 206 square miles 15 Youths 16 Bustle 17 Fastening devices 18 Pulled lip 2030 (Fr.) 22 Night before 23 Noun suffix 24 Diadem • 27 Hurlers 31 Ontario (ab.) 32 Liquid measure 33 Born 34 Pasture 35 Writing implements x 36 Important * metal 37 Sweet 39 Tendency 41 Entomology (ab.) 42 Kxist 43 Armed fleet 46 Sportive prank 50 Green vegetables 51 War god 53 Greek letter 54 Ncslcd boxes 55 Negative. JJrtfl* 21 Pause 39 Malayan tin ' 24 Related coin 25 Arrow poison 40 Pardons 26 Indonesians of 42 This island's' ' Mindanao capital is J 27 Color lightly 43 Sacred bull 28 Grafted (her.) 44 Lease ' 29 Check 45 Female horse) 30 Dispatch 47 Weary 32 Is about 48 Indian ""* 35 Hang 49 Pillars 38 Time of. year 52 Fish eggs

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