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Blytheville, Arkansas
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PAQB MX BLTTHEVItLE (AKK.) COUKIRR NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE fc H«B» BLTTHEVILLE COURHBR TMB COURIER NEWS OO. H. W. HAINM, PublWier •JUMKI A. HAINI8. AultUnk PuMUur A. A. FRBDWCBBON, Witor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertiilng Muu««r Bolt National Adrertlsinr Repre«nUtlTe«: WiUac* Witmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AUtnU, Memphi*. •ntered M «econd clas« matter at the jxwt- «Hlce at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ot Congress, October », 1917. Member or The Associated Prea« SUBSCRIPTION RATES! By carrier In the city of BlythevUle or any •uburban town where carrier service Is maintained. 25c per week. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, 15.00 per y«ar »350 for si* months, $U5 for three months; by mall outside 50 mile Mne, $1S.SQ per year payable In advance. Meditations Seest thou a roan diligent In his buiinas? he ihall §t»nd before kings; he shall not stand before mean men. — Prov. 22:29. * » » Few things are impossible to diligence and skill. — Samuel Johnson. Barbs It's a great life in this country of ours if ihe weather doesn't get you down — or even if it does. * * * Americans should eat less, according to a food expert. If Junior does, he'll starve. * * * There were only four autos in this country in 1896. Those were really the good old days for pedestrians. * * * The husband who misses his regular bus home and keeps dinner waiting Is very likely to catch It * * * Take your own sweet time and you are very likely to go sour on your Job. South Korea's Truce Stand Is Fantastic Threat to UN President Syngman Elite of Korea never has been noted for liis tolerance • of viewpoints other than his oivn. But the attitude of the Korean leader, his cabinet and his legislative followtrs on the subject of a truce goes well be- yon?: the limits of reasonableness. The idea of a South Korean revolt against any possible truce decision is fantastic. The suggestion lias even been made that HOK troops be pulled out of the line, withdrawn from UN command in protest. Since ROK armies hold two thirds of the present line and their removal would leave their own country exposed to new Communist invasion on a wide front, it is hard to see the sense of this threat. In truth, South Korean thinking on this whole problem is more colored by emotion than strengthened by good sense. Rhee's objective, to achieve a united Korea, is understandable to all free men. Indeed, it is the ultimate goal of the Unftfcd Nations itself. It would be strange if feelings did not run strong on the torn soil of the Korean peninsula. Yet the fulfillment of that objective is not now practically realizable. The Chinese and North Koreans holding the bulk of North Korea are deeply entrenched. Even assuming no greater aid from Russia, they could be dislodged by UN forces only at extreme cost in men and .material. Neither the United States nor any other Allied power represented in Korea has shown any disposition to pay that cost. Does Rhee sincerely believe that ROK forces which span just two thirds of the front could do this job alone, without vast assistance from the U. S. ? Does he imagine that in the unlikely event his armies reached the Yalu River, he would then be able to defend successfully the 500-mile frontier which thereafter would be his? Rhee and his associates are thinking with their glands, talking in a vacuum of unreality. You cannot unite Korea with rhetoric, and the Korean president apparently does not wish to face that fact. The goal he seeks i£> not close. He and his people will have to wait patiently to see it accomplished, just as free men everywhere wait patiently for general world peace, in the face of almost incredible discouragements. Moscow Makes Aim Plain: To Fracture Unity of West Russian reaction to the planned Big Three conference at Bermuda, plus re- jwrtfen of wn«w«d p*rl«y« on the Austrian treaty, speaks volume* about the real motives behind the Kremlin's "peace offensive." Th« most significant thing Moscow naid of the Big Three meeting was the charge' that Britain, Prance and the United States Intended to "gang up" on the Soviet Union by reaching a common viewpoint before entering into negotiations with the East. The Reds said in so many words that they would be disinclined to take part In a four-power meeting unless the western participants approached it as independent nations prepared to express totally individual viewpoints. This is the conclusive proof, if it were needed, that the Russian goal in the "peace offensive" is disruptive, not constructive. It is a fundamental of Soviet thinking that the western capitalist powers inevitably will contribute to their own final downfall and the triumph of communism by quarreling seriously among themselves. Russian strategy always is designed to encourage and exploit any conflicts that develop in the West. Differences, of course, are inescapable among freethinking men of widely varied backgrounds and problems. Recognizing this, the Kremlin fram- fcd the "peace" approach in considerable part to take advantage of the fact that Britain and France are less exacting than America in attaching conditions to any conference on a general world settlement. This scheme has worked well. Prime Minister Churchill called for a Big Four meeting, and the French seconded him. Meanwhile, we hung back, demanding signs of good faith. What Moscow wants, naturally, is to get the three western powers around the table and then play upon these different attitudes. The hope would be to open gaping holes in the unity of the West. That is why the Kremlin is angered at the prospect of a preliminary western conference in which the three democratic nations would patch up some of their recent differences and develop a common policy to present to the Soviet Union. Any such solid front would automatically defeat one of Russia's prime reasons for seeking a conference. And it would Itave Russia exposed once more as a nation which does not sincerely desire peace, but is instead engaged in a baffling new kind of warfare that embraces every phase of human activity. Readers Views To the Editor: I take this opportunity to express my sincere thanks and appreciation to the citizens of Blythe- vlllc and surrounding area for the many kindnesses shown me and the many courtesies extended me during the occasion of my recent trip to Blytheville, where I addressed the commencement exercises of the Richard B. Harrison High School. It was good to return home and to see so many old friends and acquaintances. It was wonderful to observe the outward signs of progress in what is, to me, America's finest community, Good luck and God speed to Mississippi Coun. ty, Arkansas. Cecil A. Partee 600 S. California Ave. Chicago, 111. Views of Others Words Like Gold In Congress Printing In the Congressional Record the words that flowered from the mouth of. Sen. Wayne Morse during his recent 22-hour talka- thon cost the taxpayers S1.416. On top of that add $2,604 for inserting in the Record the telegrams he got after the marathon. Talk may be cheap, but definitely not in Congress. —The Atlanta Constitution, SO THEY SAY II you have a dictator you can't have a free press. If you had a free press you wouldn't have a dlctatro. Rep. Edward Herbert (D., La.), on Argentine ban of American news service dispatches. * * * I want you anrl all nf the American people to know that during the entire period of internment we acted like good Americans. At no time what, ever did we compromise our principles. — Anders Christian Jensen, American missionary, freed after being Internet! since start of Korea war. • « t Unity, Vigilance and Fidelity are the only fo\m- d»t!on« on which to hope and live. — Prime Minister Churchill, And That's Finals Peter Edson't Washington Column — Some Doubt Wilsons Lowered Manpower Goals Will Continue WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson's plan to cut back the size of the U. S. armed forces and keep the draft call under 25,000 men a month may avoid—temporarily — tight manpower squeeze. This squeeze w a a developing I r o m the fact that the number of men reaching draft age between 1950 and 1960 averages onLy a little more than million a year. When physical and mental rejections are taken from this nura- reter Edaon bej . ( the f igure is reduced by 20 per cent to around 800,000 eligible for service. The low number Is directly traceable to the depression years, when U. S. marriage and birth ates fell off sharply. Beginning in 1960, the number of )oys reaching 18 years of age will ise to 1,400,000. It will stay at his level for the next three years. :n 1964 the number will rise to ,600,000 and for the next two 'ears it will be over 1.800.0QO. This period will mark the end 'f the draft-age manpower short- ige for whatever emergency may .rise. But getting beyond the next even years has been a cause for oncern. Until Secretary Wilson an- !ounced his recent cut of the U. i. armed services from a planned otal of 3,647,000 to 3,358,000 and xpressed his hope that the draft iall could be kept under 25,000 month, a number of drastic pro- >osals were being considered. They included lengthening the period of draft service from two to four years, lowering the selec- tive service mental and physical standards still further, ending educational and occupational deferments and the drafting ol young i fathers. UMT Tops All Extreme Measures On top of all these extreme measures there has always been only 33,000 a month. Fear Recruiting Will Fall Off It is the fear of some manpower officials that the cut in the draft quota—now announced as 23,000 a month for June and July—will further curtail recruiting and re- enlistments. If that happens it will, in the background the possibility } of course, be necessary to raise of putting in universal military training. Omar N. General of the Armies Bradley. U. S. Chief of Staff, put in a plug for UMT in an Armed Forces Day speech in Washington only a few days ago. Congress is afraid of UMT. President Eisenhower now says he doesn't want it. Just the same, military men regard it as an ultimate necessity and the only way to make every man do his duty to his country. But Secretary Wilson's lowered military manpower goals have caused the politicians to heave a great sigh of relief. While the majority of cong»ssmen is against any weakening of U. S. defenses, they are taken off an embarrassing spot by not having to vote for UMT or lengthened selective .service or the ending of deferments. The great unanswered question Is whether this solution of Mr. Wilson's will last. It is the experience of draft board officials all over the country that when quotas are lowered, the recruiting of new volunteers and the re-enlistment of men already Jn the armed services fall off sharply. Re-enlistments have already fallen off. Last year they averaged 16,000 a month. So far this year they have averaged only 12,000 a month. The same thing has happened to recruiting. Last year the average of new recruits was 36,000 a month. So far this year the average is the draft quota again. This Is exactly what happened last summer and fall. In June, 1952, the draft quota was reduced to 10,000. For the next three months it had t* be raised to 30,000 and for the last three months of the year to 47,000. In the first three months of this year the number of inductees averaged 56,000 men a month. 7his big jump had to be made to replace the late and early 1051 inductees who completed their two years of service and did not reenlist. This situation had caused Dr. John A. Hannah, the new Assistant Secretary of Defense for manpower, to talk rather freely about how much better it would be if the selective service term could be raised to three or four years Instead of the present two. With nine months required to train a recruit, he gives only 15 months of active duty in a two- year service. From this fact it was deduced that one four-year enlisted man was worth two-and-a- quarter times as much as a two- year draftee. The tight manpower situation had also caused Brig.-Gen. Lewis B. Hershey to begin making speeches on the need for ending the deferment of what he called "prospective fathers." All these things and others would be necessary if the U. S. armed forces have to be maintained at 3,700,000 or more men. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service About one in every hundred school children is believed to have congenital heart disease, rheumatic fever or rheumatic heart disease. This, sounds pretty bad, and It is in a way, but there are many encouraging developments. Congenital heart disease, that present at birth, is far less common than rheumatic heart disease. I shall say nothing about it in this column except that developments in heart surgery have meant that many youngsters with some kinds of .congenital hevt disease can be operated on successfully and returned practically to normal. The greatest amount of heart disease tn children is the result of rheumatic fever. This disease strikes most .commonly between the ages of five and 15, but it is not confined to these ages by any means. Although it appears that some progress is being made in treatment, the really giant strides have been made in prevention / The greatest danger from rhcu matic heart disease, which Is the most serious complication of rneu- matic fever, is the result of repeated attacks. It is known, however, that most attacks of rheumatic fever are preceded two or three weeks earlier by infections with certain kinds of (which are ge.niM, such as tonsillitis, sore throat, scarlet fever, or infections of the middle ear Since this is the cn.>f? ft is r ft id- lly apparent that if these stroplc- cocctc infections cot r :d be attacked when they occur thrr chances of bouts of rheumatic fever would bu lessened. A short. Inlcnslv" course nf treatment with pcnlcillui, U U can be given at the first Srgn of strep- tococcic infection, te'r* to prevent the first attack of rheumatic fever. , It should be mentioned that rheumatic fever itself is not contagious, but that most of tne preliminary infections with are, and therefore anyone exposed to someone with i streptococ ^c infection should also be checked over. In an excellent pamphlet ca.ieJ "Heart Disease in Children," recently published by thn America,i Heart Association, some common sense health precautions are suggested for parents and teache'i: Prevent Sore Throat Keep the child away from other children and, adults wha have colu-> or sore throats; give the youngstc: a bed and a separate bedroom, if possible; dress him suitably fo^ bad weather, and makr sure ihai wet clothes are changed proni|jf- ly; use proper diet, exercise ar.rl rest to keep the child tn good general health: don't nag the youngster about h { ~ health or frighten him into being too eau tious. If the child gets a cold or so'e throat, don't blame yourself or th^ child, but take him to the farm 1 :' dorlor so that he can bp treif's.t j with penicillin or sv sulta if a da '.- jgcroii.s streptococci infection is present. JOB had the patience all right, but I wonder if he ever had two young boys climb in a single bed with him «bout 7 o'rlock in the momhiR when he \va.s gettinp his best sleep. — Early County <Ga.) Newt. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Defense Will Crack Sure-Fire Contract By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service "It is on defense that the champs usually shine," writes John C. Stablein, of Seattle, in a recent issue of the Bridge World Magazine. "The defense offered in the accompanying hand penetrated a bullet-proof contract. "West's king of clubs held the opening Irick. The chance of defeating the contract was not prom- NORTH 4AQJ74 V864 « A 7 + 962 WEST (D) EAST »A93 ¥2 *KJ * 4Q86432 4KQ1084 4AJ73 SOUTH 4K 105 VKQ.I 1075 • 1095 Both sides vul. West North East South 14 14 24 3V Pass 4 V Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—4 K ismg, but West was one of those tough guys who Is always punching "For his Jump In hearts, declarer must, have six hearts, the spade king and no more clubs. To force the strong hand couldn't help matters. East micrht have the queen j of diamonds, nnd on [hat. reason- I lug W«st pushed out the king ol Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NBA)— Exclu sively Yours: Hollywood's economy panic has reached the relative, and this howler is No. 1 on ttie filmtown laugh parade: Friend to MOM employe: "How are things at MOM?" MOM Employe: "Terrlbla. They're laying off whole families.' And it's Jack Carson's gag about why so many film stars are play- ig Las Vegas night clubs. There are three reasons," cays Jack. "TV, 3-D and ND — NO DOUGH." Ruth Roman's new deal with Warners —one flicker a year—ends wo years of battling with the studio to get out of her contract. . . 'da Lupino's mother, Connie, is "lose to matrimony with Al Quad- bach, who just opened a gambling casino in Las Vegas. . .Paramount tarlet Ann Robinson and boy riend. Bob Turner, backed out of a plan to wed during the Reno Chamber of Commerces' Silver Spurs Awards celebration. . ."Junior Miss" may be revived on Broadway with Joan Davis' 19- year-old daughter, Beverly, In the title role. Montgomery Clift is denying a big feud with Jennifer Jones In Rome during filming of "Terminal Station." "It's not true," he told me, "She's a sweet person. I enjoyed working with her very much." diamonds. "Dummy's ace won, a trump was played, and West was in with the ace. He led the Jack of diamonds, and after some thought East continued the good work by overtaking and returning a diamond. West could ruff higher than dummy for the setting trick. "If declr.rer had been as tough .is the opposition, the defensive efforts would have gone for naught. The simple expedient of clucking West's king of diamonds — a play which, incidentally, could hardly lose — would have done the business." A very neat defense even though It required a slip on declarer's part. As usual, Mr. Stablein is perfectly correct: it pays to keep punching. Recommended: The sclence,-ftc- tion thriller, "It Came Prom Outer Space." A hair-raising blending of B-I's 3-D. wide screen and stereophonic sound with your goose pimples. Sign on the rear of a - teen-ager's old Ford zipping down Sunset Blvd.: "Just Painted." MADNESS MINDS METHOD GEORGE SANDERS is lilting Hollywood eyebrows over his blasts at "New Wine," the movie he just made in Italy with Ingrid Bergman and Roberto Rossellini. He couldn't finish the film until Zsa Zsa Gabor rushed over to hold his hand and head and he's wailing: "I've never been so thankful to get the last scene ot a film over. Each morning I was given my lines for the day's scenes. There was no script. The lines were written overnight by Rosellini and Ingrid. "I've had some bad lines to deliver in my career, but nothing to equal' these. In the future I'll stay in American or British studios, where at least there's method in the madness." new distinction with her fashion designing. . .Mervyn LeRoy's book, "It Takes More Than Talent," In collaboration with Alyce Canfield, tells about him being on a world tour In 1934 when he started reading the 1224-page historical novel, "Anthony Adverse." LeRoy figured it would be a great movie— which it was—and cabled his boss. Jack Warner: "READ ANTHONY ADVERSE." NOTHING PERSONAL NOW It can be told that Glenn Ford turned down the role of Sgt. O'Hara opposite Rita Hayworth in "Miss Sadie Thompson," Columbia's remake of "Rain," and he'« confessing: "I'm afraid she's a little mad at me." There was nothing personal about it, though, Bays Glenn. "I had my choice of 'Sadie' or another film, 'The Big Heat,' and I liked 'The Big Heat' better." Glenn's now lovin' it up with Ann Sheridan in "Rage in the Jungle," his first wide-screen film, and packing for a June 26 sailing from New Orleans to do "The Americano" In Rio. Wifey Eleanor Powell goes with him and he'« smiling: "Every time I've left town for a film, the separation rumors started. This time we'll be safe." HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Mario Lanza and a TV network are having BIG huddles. . .Brandon de Wilde, the kid sensation of 'Shane," may co-star with Lassie in a series of telefilms. . .RKO's 96-acre ranch with hundreds of movie sets isn't to be sold to a TV network, as rumored. The Bets will be torn down and the land lub- divided by a real estate firm. . . . Ida Cantor will join Eddie on th» June 7 Comedy Hour show that marks their 39th wedding anniversary. There's gold In telefilms now for ilm actors. Talent Associates, the ndependent casting outfit headed by FKddie Messenger, former UI and Warner casting head, added up the salaries of actors they have placed In telefilms within the past six months. The total come to $5,000,000. Ann Blyth's wedding, June 27 to Dr. James McNulty, will be to a packed church—600 guests. Nearly 1000 will toast the couple at a reception. Marjorie Lord, who should know, says the stork rumors are false . . .Rudy Vallee's one-time girl friend, Mary Ann Nyberg, has won "I WONDER what'i the matter with out star basketball player — looks so unhappy." "It's becauss lis father is always writing his for money." — Lamar (Mo.) Democrat. 15 Years Ago In BlytheYillt — Dan Caldwell, Bon of Mr. and Mrs. 'hester Caldwell, Is much improved after having been ill of pneumonia for several weeks. Mrs. Cody Eaton won high «cor« n the games played when Mre. Robert Weldman was hostess to > .uncheon for members o! the Friday Luncheon Club. Mrs. Edgar Borum has gone to St. ouis to spend the weekend. She will >e accompanied home by her daugh- «r, Mary Elizabeth, who has been attending Llndenwood College thia ear. .1 Willie Oakes says he doesnt know whether it means anything, but his wife has started putting guest towels in the bathroom where the towels marked "His" hung'for years. Vocalist- Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 7 Touch 8 Alrtis 9 Followers 10 Hops' kiins 1 Songstress, Eugenie 6 She is heard over the — 11 Trying experience 13 Mechanical men 14 Sewing tool 15 Charm 16 Essential being 17S«-ine 12 Victim of leprosy 13 Stormed 18 Preposition 20 Leased 21 One who has on 22 Top of head 23 East Indian woody vine 24 Rail bird 19 Diminutive ot 25 Horse's gail Theresa 2 7 Athena 28 Temporary grant 20 Renovate 22 Placard 26 Tradesman 31 Embellish 32 Solitary 33 Playing card 34 Lariat 35 Click bettle 37 Tilled 38 Eater 40 Petty quarrel 44 Put on 45 Mix 49 Rounded 51 Give 53 Fisherman 54 Breathed noisily in sleep 55 Loose garment 56 Pitchers VERTICAL 1 H'k 2 Greek war god 3 Roman date 4 Interpret 5 Pigeon pea 6 Gypsy , husbcmd 23 Grafted (her.) 45 Wta'.ry 30 Peruse p.'coipita'.in 36 Horseman 46 AIiov.-in<:« (or 37 Loans waste 39 Negative reply47 Pas;;gc in tn« 40 Stations (ab.1 brain 41 Confined 48 Communist! 42 Jason's ship 50 Golf device 43 Relate 52 Individual

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