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PAGE EIGHT BLTTHEVTLLB (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, APRIL 19, 19M THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THl OOURHR NEWS OO. M. W HAINE8, PublUhir BARRT A. HA1NW, AtsbUnt Publisher PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertittng Mtnager Bolt K»tion»l Advertising RepresenUtlfw: Willae* Wltmer Co., Ne» York, Chicago, Detroit. AtltnU, Uemphii. Intered u second class matter it the post- ottlce tt BljUieville, Arkinsus, under ict of Con- fren, October I, 1917 Member at The Associated Pres« SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier in the city of Blytheville or any suburban town where carrier service Is maintained 30c per week. By mall, within a radius o! 50 miles. 18.50 per year. W.50 for sli months, 12.00 for three months; by mail outside 50 mile zone. »15SO per re»r payable In advance. The newspaper is not responsible lor monej paid in advance to carriers. MEDITATIONS I know his wnth, iMith the Lord: but it ihmll »oi be K; his lies ihmll aot M effect it.—JermUh' M:N. * * ¥ Falsehoods not only disagree with truth*, but usually quarrel imong themselvei.—Dtniel Wftb- sttr. BARBS A colleg* for mlt«r> in the East Indicate* to U6 that maybe it's arithmetic they need help on. * * * To«'d be Mirprised how making: the beat of thtnfl ihooi away a lot of your worrle*. * * * Give aome people a couple of Inches and they want to be the ruler. . * t * It'i Urn* when wouldn't It be a relief M in Mild )mi ta*r off mint, off motion? * * * It'i getting bo be a, habit when today'a work you put off until tomorrow w»« what wai left undone yesterday. Weakening of the Dike NATO, the free world's military bulwark in Europe, is today in perhaps th« weakest state it has known since th« early days of the Korean war. Gen. Alfred Gruenther, outgoing NATO commander, has taken note of this decline by declaring that NATO right now is ill-equipped to prevent an enemy tide from flowing into Western Europe. The principal reason for this unhappy condition is the fact that Franc* has removed most of its NATO contingent to troubled Algeria. It is bad enouguh that France felt this step necessary. It is almost worse that French Premier Guy Mollet sought to rationalize the move by suggesting publicly that the danger from invasion never was very great, anyway. . Nothing could have been more beautifully calculated to undermine the cooperative determination which holds NATO together. It gave neutralism a big boost and thereby lent handsome assistance to the cause of Soviet communism. Mollet's later effort to patch up his statement was no help. How ironic it is that this same France should have been arguing just two years ago that there should be no unified European army with German units because Germany might tend to dominate such a force. If the authorized German NATO contingent were in being today, it is hard to see how it could avoid "dominating" the almost nonexistent French forces. Evidently what the French want is control without substance. But theirs is not the only sad chapter in the present NATO story, The still sharpening feud between NATO partners in the Mediterranean zone— Greece and Turkej—has weakened that vital end of the defense arc. The controversy there stems, of .course, from rival claims in the island of Cyprus off the Turkish coast. Trouble is brewing, too, in another quarter formerly atotit in allegiance to NATO: tiny Iceland. Agitation has developed for removal of American forces stationed there continuously since before our entry into World War II. Bases on Iceland admittedly do not have quite the same significance they before the time of long-range A-bomb delivery. But the psychological impact of booting out U.S. troops would be bad for NATO morale. Neutralists would gain another stride. In the last two years our foreign affairs experts have accustomed us to thinking that the defense of freedom in Europe was well organized, and that we could worry about Communist inroads in Asia, the Middle East and Africa. Unless something is done to reverse • the alarming downward trend of NATO, we may soon find that Europe, too, must be added to ouur list of major worries. Green Light Flicks On The clouds on the business horizon are beginning to lighten a bit. Not many weeks ago the country seemed to be at a kind of economic crossroads, with some signs pointing upward and others downward. The economists said we would not have to wait too long before getting a fair indication which way we would go in 1956. Evidently the direction will be up. Fresh reports from two fundamental fields—building and motor car production—are encouraging. Detroit's spring plans call for stepped up output. Housing volume in March matched the record for the month. In addition, two keys to the future look promising. Industry has heavy plans for expansion, and consumers clearly intend to do a great deal of buying in essential fields in 1956. If these trends hold through the en- Buing months, the uncertainty of early 1956 probably will be recorded neither as R slight recession nor even an "adjustment," but simply as a modest pause in the nation's upward course. VIEWS OF OTHERS \JewProduct: 'Hogwash!' Not very long ago Oov. Pol so m called a nullification resolution passed by the Legislature, "Hogwash," Later somebody else — we can't remember just- who — called something el.se the anme thing. Now comes Estes Kefauver to .say that contentions he can't win in the South are —yup—"hog wash." What in tarnation is "hogwash," really? Our dictionary nays: "1. refuse given to hogs; swill; 3. worthless stuff." Well, if that'* all it is. we're of the opinion that a lot of valuable advertising is going to waste. With politicians of varying hues up with references to this stuff at almost regular intervals, all the animnl feed folk are losing a bet if they don't grind up a mesa of stuff and packages it neatly, thought! not necessarily in cellophane, hogs being less than particular, and label it: "Grade A Hogwnsh." A city feller among us had a different theory. Said he; Hogs are known to be rather dirty creatures, but my memory—going back to Will Rogers and "Blue Boy" in the movie, "State air" — tells mn that hogs shown for judging purposes are mightly clean. Why not deviae a good hog soap or detergent and Inbel it "Hogwasli?" We're still thinking about that. You can sell anything these days. Birmingham News. SO THEY SAY If we can get the soil bank to work ns it should, the (farm) price support level cnn be lowered within two or three years.—Sen Allen J. Ellender D-La). ¥ ¥ * We (Georgia Democrats) will not b« led off into the futility of any third party movement nor will we give aid and comfort to the party whose leadership boasts of Judge Warren's (Chief Justice Earl Warren i decision ordingintegration of the schools in the South.—Gov. Marvin Griffin of Georgia. , * * * This i« & foot-darring, do-nothing Congress . . . which has accomplished less and perhaps talked more about doing less than any I have served in.—Rep. Hugh Scott Jr. (R-Pa*. Hal Boyle's Column Slum Clearance Poses Problem - What About Warrens of Rich? By HAL BOYLE NEW 'YORK tft— Actually. Just what is a slum? There are innumerable slum clearance programs abroad here, as elsewhere in America. But what is truly a slum? \fost people would probably agree — certainly many honest housing experts might— that any •rea in which people regularly paid more rent than they could afford, were overcrowded, who hf.d. less .space and light and air than the/ humanly needed were living under slum conditions. If. as many people in the upper East Side of Manhattan do live under these conditions by choice because they feel the address Rives them a prestige, who is there to criticize them ? Very few or none. The warrens of the pseudo-rich are spared, but only temporarily, the true rich move away. • * • They do cert-.in) in other cities. Usually they move away and their ancient spacious houses be- com* th« warrens of the poor, (t warren is a crowded place. 1 In Manhattan Island the problem is different from other cities For half n century the whole island has boon unduly pushed together, population - wise. It has been a civic warr'ii for a long lime. Old neighborhoods have a stubborn urge to stay together. The people who, live there clon!t want to be displaced, and move reluctantly when new "projects" are built. Some are not without money Some on the West Side or the Sandstorm ' ' NEA Scr.ice, Inc. Peter Ed son's Washington Column — Should US. Join Baghdad Pact? Question Seems to Be Knotty One By PETER EDSON WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Sending U.S. ' Undersecretary of State Lay W. Henderson as an observer to the Baghdad Pact meeting in Iran April 16-20 raises again the question of whether the U.S. should get Into this alliance. Present policy is to stay out. Secretary of State John Foster Dulles is credited with originating the idea for a "northern tier" defense of the Middle East against Soviet Russia. But it was the Pakistani government that really lunched the plan to link Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Pakistan in a military alliance, the U.S. in, too. Britain Joined 'to support Pakistan and British oil interests in Iraq and Iran. The British want But the U.S. is already .deeply committed in the North Atlantic and Southeast Asia alliances, NATO and SEATO. The U.S. is also main prop for Korea, Japan and Formosa. Further direct commitment in Hie Middle East might over-extend U.S. capabilities. It might also alirrmte friends. The Baghdad Pact is n direct challenge to Russia. It is cited to support Ihe Russian charge that the U.S. is trying to forge an iron ring around the iron rurtnin. Russia has t\vo 30-year-old treaties with Iran. The two, countries are pledged not to join alliances hostile to each other. When Iran joined the Baghdad Pact, Russia protested. Iran rejected the protest and Russia simply leapfrogged the new alliance on her southern frontier. The Russians made their deal .to furnish arms to Egypt through Czechoslovakia. Prime Minister Nasser of Egypt, at one lime had no opposition to defense alliances against the Rus- slans. He thought NATO, which ended in Turkey, was fine protection for him. He had no particular obejctions to extending this defense eastward through Iran and Pakistan, which were Moselem but not Arab countries. But when Iraq came into the Baghdad Pact and then Jordan indicated nn intention to join, Nasser changed his mind. He felt that countries with which he had a common interest in opposition to Israel were being weaned away from his Arab bloc. So, General Nasser became an opnonent to *lhe Baghdad pact. And if the United States now joined it, Nasser would no doubt be convinced this country was against him. Three other factors make It questionable whether the United States should become involved in Midwest alliances. One is India. The U.S. is already supporting Pakistan as a member of SEATO. much to India's dislike. Support of Pakistan in the Bagh- dad Pact might make this situation worse. The United States is also deeply involved in support of Saudi Arabia, which borders on Egypt, Jordan and Iraq. Saudi kings have long feuded Arabian with the Hashemite kings of Jordan and Iraq. For the U.S. to form a closer alliance with these twp countries would therefore further upset Arabia. Finally there is the question of Israel, which is outside all these alliances. If the U.S. joined the Baghdad Pact, this country would have to give Israel an equivalent security pledge and furnish the Israeli with equal arms. None of these .steps fs seen as contributing to peace and stability in the Middle East. In spile of all these objections, there is some belief that if President Eisenhower were to propose Baghdad Pact membership, the U.S. Senate would ratify. One argument advanced is that as long as the world is divided as it is, the United States should Erskirie Johnson IN HOUYWOOD HOLLYWOOD — (NEA) — EX clusively Yours: "War and Peace' was supposed to be Anita Ek berg's big break to prove she can toss off words as well as shoulder straps, but .she's more excitec about her current flicker, "Back From Eternity." Playing the Carole Lombard role in the film, a remake "Five Came Back," the oomphy Swede told me: "This fs a much bigger par and a better chance to prove mj acting ability. 'War and Peace was my first big picture. I was nervous and not sure of myself Now I have the confidence." Everybody knows she's alway: had the equipment. Blng Crosby has applied to the government for money. Claims he overpaid his taxes for 1953. Monty Clift is living it up in Las Vegas . . . Something has gone wrong-wrong with "Can Can' at Fox. The picture's now slated to star Jeanmaire instead of the busty French cookie, Marline Carol . . . Gene Barry's actress wife Betty, had her nose re-shaped. A plastic surgeon took the tilt of It so she won't be chained to comedy roles . , . Dorothy Dandridge's secret admirer (a Nevada sportsman) is making plans to fly to London for her Savoy Hotel opening. He's been following her around the U.S. during hei nitcry tour. AN ENGLISH TAILORED SUIT Errol Flynn wears in "Istanbul 1 features a la-inch cuff on the sleeves of the coat. I wonder whether he wore it while talking alimony on the cuff with ex-wife I'M Damita? James Dean still tops the fan popularity poll of Motion Picture Magazine. Marlon Brando and Rock Hudson follow him. If Ava Gardner lands the starring role in a film version of the French play, '"The Little Hut," the plot will be her zippiest to date. It's the story of a sexy doll marooned on an island with her husband and her boy friend. Barbara Nichols and Bert Friedlob, producer of RKO's "Beyond a Reasonable Doubt," are an altar threat. He's Eleanor Parker's r. . . The May 26 wedding re- "ception for John, Wayne's daughter Toni may exceed the. Grace Kelly-Rninier Invite list. Wayne's already friends. mailed bids to 1,250 support friends who are willing and be counted as communism. Pakis-j n ' : to stand up opponents to tan. Iran and Turkey have all done this. The deciding factor for the United States, however, must be whether membership in the Baghdad Pact would promote or set back the cause of peace in the Middle East. Broadway stag'e veterans are seeking a curb on the employment foreign market for U. S. movies the same headache. The booming foerign market for U.S. movies —52 per cent of Hollywood's profits these days — is the reason foreign imports are landing all those bin: roles. Plans for a movie I doubt you'll ever see: Jane Rus.se H starring as the Duchess of Windsor in her memoirs. "This Is My Side of the Story." It's the dream of a independent nroducer, Harry Tatel- Well, he can dream, can't 75 Years Ago In Blythcville the Doctor Says — *? Written for NEA Serrlre. EDWIN f JORDAN. M.D A group of Blytheville .students. members of the National Honor Society, have gone to Avkadelphia lo attend the state convention of [he Honor Society being held there today and tomorrow. Those attending are Vcra Goodrich. George Hubbard, l Bill Chamblm, Mary Lynn Jackson,! knowledge of imporved methods Betty Dodson, Kathleen Bakcn. La-l° f detection, prevention, and treat- nelle Smart, Mnry Helen Moore. Mrs. E. R. Jackson and Mrs. W. D. By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service The ultimate answer to the cancer problem is the acquisition of inent through research. Vast quantities of skilled search, time and money are now going into these projects. While one cannot prophesy just what will Charnblin motored them there. Of interest is the announcement of the wedding of Miss Mary Ellen Lindvall of Malvern to Joseph Louis \ happen — and when — the even- Dildy. The wedding was solemnized I dial outlook Is filled with hope. .ast night at the home of Mr. and} in the meanwhile, cancer must Mrs. Kavannaugh Francis before a group of intimate friends. Dr. F.dna Mies has gone to Mine be fought with the intelligence and methods so far available. It is appropriate, therefore, to ral Wells, Tex., to do special elm- j consider the subject in connec- ICH! work for two weeks. tion with the April campaign of the I American Cancer Society to "Fight lower East Side have more cash j Cancer With a Checkup in the bank and have had for a Check. and years, than transients who dwell on the fashionable East Stele, and ive from cuff' to cuff. I am dead set against the idea that anyone should go around in a fog of fenr of .acquiring cancer. It would be easy to become over- The difference is that, having! anxious. Some people make them money, they put up with true slum conditions — lack of space, y.un- shine. fresh air and personal sanitation facilities—because they are at home. They'd miss their neighbors if they left — and [eel lonesome. I don't believe it is unfair to say that the wa rrens of the wealthy, here certainly, arc main- selves miserable by doing so. However, there is a great difference, in my opinion, between the common-sense approach to cancer and blind panic. The first point to realize is that many who develop cancer can be saved. They cannot, however, be helped unless they have some knowledge of what to do them- talned by the snobbery of the| selves, and what the doctor can hnngers-on, willing to trade both) do for them, heir birthright and a small in-; The first step Is to be aware :ome to enjoy a "proper" ad-1 of what the American Cancer So- dross. j clety has named the seven dan- Trie yearning sycophants per- ! gp.r signals: any sore that does not pcluate a protective slum around heal, a lump or thickening in the he rich they adore. j breast where, unusunl bleeding or But what Is a slum? U is an aren: discharge, any change in a wart )f out-of-date buildings, populated' or mole, persistent Indigestion or jy some people who live it—people; difficulty in .swallowing, persistent who may be torn down by borne! honrsoness or cough, and any orced to move away—and who, change in normal bowel habits. ,heiiKselves, like - many of liw*' If n person notices any one of wildings, are not unworthy of, these danger signals, he should not jelnK remembered ns they .wore,' Jump to the. conclusion that the This is the problem when vou. must* Is cancer. However, he ear down ft slum, on the Ensi] should go fit once to n physician Side—or, as they are doing nou-j who can Institute the necessary Iso, along Park Avenue. You] diagnostic, tests osi a lot of what was. fortunately too often is, fatal. The successful treatment of any cancer depends on finding it early and the doctor obviously cannot do so unless the patient gives him the chance. It must be said, too. that cancer can exist even in the absence of these danger signals. Conse quently, it is wise to have periodic physical checkups as often as advised by one's physician. Perhaps this month is a good time to start. Most people. I suppose, are familiar with the present methods of treating cancer. These consist in removal of the cancerous tissue by surgery, and the use of radioactive material, principally X-rays and radium. Vast amounts of research a re going on with these and other methods and it is now possible to reach successfully, by, surgery or Liberace's finally admitting his first movie, "Sincerely Yours," was a "terrible" disappointment to him. He told Daily Variety: "I fftiess my picutre didn't do loo well because I've had tremendous exposure on TV. Had I been in a picture two years before, it would have been a hit." That's advice Hollywood should remember. Phil Silvers as Sergeant Bilko in a movie this summer would clean up. But by the time Hollywood and Phil get together on a deal, the box office punch probably will be gone. TV stars rise and shine too fast for moviemakers to rope 'em at the right time. JERKY LEWIS left Las Vegas without Dean Martin, after their closing at the Sands Hotel, »plaining: "I think Dean took a job as a cocktail waitress to work closing at the Sands Hotel, ex- off his losings." MGM says it isn't cashing in on latest film "The Swan," will open in 11 Los Angeles theaters on April 18. So what do you call it? Nezt thing you know they'll have a. sequel to "Meet Me In Las Ve~ £«" — "Meet Me in Monaco," • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Singleton Lead Sets Up Suit ffriite nfor NEA Servte* By OSWALD JACOBY West's opening lead today was a poor choice. When you lead a singleton in dummy's bid suit, you risk helping establish that suit. You may do so if you can develop a ruffing trick with an otherwise worthless trump. In this case,. West had a sure trump trick regardless of whether he ruffed. He had nothing to gain and every thing to lose by helping South develop dummys' suit. Ambrose Casner of New York took full advantage of the favorable opening lead. He covered with dummy's jack of diamonds, capturing the queen with his own king. He led out the ace and a low spade to avoid the danger of NORTH (D) 19 V J104 4AJ872 4AQ8 WEST EAST 4K5 41073 VQ985 VA63 • 10 * Q964 4J96432 AK105 SOUTH 4 AQ9842 VK72 • K53 . +7 North-South vul. North East South West 1 * Pass 14 Pass 1 N.T. Pass 3 4 Pass 4 4 Pass Pass Pass Opening lead— $ 10 ruff. West took his king of spades and shifted to a heart. Had he led heart to begin with, West almost surely would have defeated the contract. East took the ace of hearts and returned a heart, whereupon Casner correctly put up the king. Casner now proceeded to lead out the rest of the trumps, saving ,wo clubs and two diamonds in the dummy. He knew the diamond situation because of the opening lead, and he was saving possible club finesse if nothing better developed. East likewise saved two clubs and two diamonds and had to throw away his remaining heart. The timing of East's discards made the whole situation clear to 'asner. He therefore led a diamond to the ace and gave up a diamond. East had to yield the ast two tricks to dummy'.s ace- queen of clubs, , giving Casner a well-earned game contract. ALBURQUERQUE, I.-P1— radioactive cers which m e t h o d s, could not have can- been touched even a few years ago. L/mi The trouble itorts when the little shaver begins to think of himself os o goy young blade Before it was separated from Virginia. West Virginia was called the^trnns-AlleghRny region of Virginia. A floating body displaces its own Delay in doing so can, and un- weight of water. r Girl Talk Policeman J. B. Davis says the motorcycle will never replace the horse. He tried to run a cow off an outlying road with his cycle, but the cow charged and trampled the cyclfi. A fender, headlight and windshield were damaged. An unidentified cowboy later roped the cow and left it tied to a tree until the owner could recover it. 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