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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 9, 1953
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BLYTHKVIT/LE (ARK.) COUKIER NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 9, 1958 _ BfcTTHIVILLB COURIER NEWS THI COURIKR NEWS CO. H, W. HAINES, PublUhw XARRT A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A, A. FREDRICKSON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Man«*r Sole National Advertising Representatives: , Wtuao. Witmer Co., New York. Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis. entered as second cl»ss matter at the post- office at Blytheville, Arkansas, under act ol Congress, October 9, 1917. Member of The Associated Preu - • — . - — SUBSCRIPTION BATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevtlle or »nj «iburb»n town where carrier serviw to mata- a radiu, or 50 m ,,e, ,5.00 per Tear »2 50 for six months, $1.25 for three months, by maii outeide 50 mile zone, «1«° V" '«* payable In adranot. Meditations And I f»ve them my statutes, and shewed Ihem my judgments, which If a man do, he shall even live in them. — Ezekiel 20:11. *' * » To do or not to do; to have or not to have, I leave to Thee: Thy only will be done In me; All my requests are lost in one, "Father, Thy will be done!" —Charles Wesley. Barbs You have to make allowances for college students, says a professor. So parents do — weekly! * » * Which Is the most fun for a girl — to fo to the mountainside to see the scenery, or to the buthlni be»ch and be the scenery? * * * Sometimes there is more the matter with the mechanic than with the auto he Is trying to repair. « * « No wonder it's healthy to breathe through the MM — It makes you keep your mouth shut. » * * Too many people are to full of themselves. we suggest a dletl 'Camera-Side Chat' on TV Potent Presidential Weapon President Eisenhower will never speak with'the golden tones for which Franklin D. Roosevelt was famous. And yet he may prove himself a more effective performer in his direct appeals to the nation. In his first major radio address to the people not not long back, the President spoke with impressive simplicity, earnestness, and forcef ulness. The speech rang with no oratorical flourishes and bore few marks of the elocutionist's art. But it had the impact of conviction. The President made most people feel he desired fervently to serve them well, to be a wise and careful guardian of their hopes. Now Mr. Eisenhower has supplemented this with his first nation-wide television talk to America. And, once, again, the effect upon the listening public must havb been powerful. The President found an informal note for his TV appearance. He sat with four of his cabinet members, and in the course of the half hour gave each a chance to say a few things about the operation of his department. He marie some opening general remarks and then acted thereafter as a sort of moderator, putting in an occasional question, making the bridge to the next speaker. In this rolfc, this time at least, he was not wholly at his ea?e. He fidgeted a bit, and there was a little stiffness to the give and take with the cabinet members. Now and then one could see the clear stamp of the professional TV stagers, who probably thought they were putting on just another panel show. Nevertheless, the performance represented a friendly reaching into the homes of Americans, to tell them plainly what the government is doing about some of their problems. It humanized the federal establishment, reducing it for a brief span from a ponderous, im- personai, gray monster to the faces of a few individuals. This is perhaps the "fireside chat" with camera. And since TV's rnle in last year's campaign was admittedly strong, few would doubt that the fireside chat thus modernized may turn out to be the President's most potent weapon in marshaling public support. Mr. Eisenhower may have his troubles with Congress. But by his early attention 1o the techniques of public appeal, he has shown he recognizes that the people are thfc source of the great •trtngth •nd prcstig* ht m*y draw upon in framing and executing sound policiei for this nation. Conquest of Mt. Everest' Good Omen for Elizabeth So long ss there were unconquered heights to climb and unplumbed depths to descend, man was sure to try again and again to put his tread upon them. But now, after centuries, his passionate urge to master the great unknown has been fulfilled. The last un- trammeltd spot on earth, Mount Everst, the world's highest peak, has felt the touch of man's foot upon its icy 29,000- foot summit. There is nothing of equal challenge left for man to subdue. Edmond Hillary, a New Zealand beekeeper, and Tensing, the Sherpa, a veteran Nepalese guide in the Himalayas, were the men who reached the top. Tt was Hillary's fourth try, and Tensing's eighth. But before they could succeed, other men had to try and fail — and sometimes die. The successful climb drew lessons from these failures. Indeed, thfc two conquerors followed a trail blazed last year by another climber, Eric Shipton, who fell short. Many men around the globe found in this great feat of human endeavor an omen for all free men. For by one of those strange junctures of events, the news of the conquest coincided almost exactly with the Coronation of Britain's lovely young Queen Elizabeth II. People great and small in the far- flung British Commonwealth believe Elizabeth somehow will impart a magic touch to the events that marke the time of her reign. Fondly recalling the greatness of the first "Elizabethan age," they see in this gracious girl a symbol of their hopes for a new era of peace and fulfillment. The planting of the British flag atop Mount Everest seems to them — and to many others — a magnificently confirming symbol of the new queen's reign. Tt is as if, at the moment Elizabeth took the scepter and climbed her throne, she and her subjects and all free peoples caught a breath-taking view of a better life stretching far out to horizons lost in haze'. Like the world which they have stirred to admiration, the brave conquerors, Hillary and Tensing, may long ponder the curious fate that led 'them to the crown of the earth, as a queen who stands for frefcdom in a troubled time was being crowned in ancient ceremony. Views of Others Disturbing Philosophy Retail clerks In a New England state don't want to work after six at night. So their union asked the legislature to pass a law making it 11. legal for any store In a town of more than 5,000 and with over nine employes to keep open after that hour. The Wall Street Journal made this the subject of an editorial. It said that It could understand and sympathize with the positions of all involved — the clerks, the storekeepers, and the consumers. It then pointed to some of the absurd complexities that would crop up in an attempt to draft the demanded law, saying, "A rational argument could be made for both sides of every position and so, no matter what the result, the law would be arbitrary, capricious and confusing." Then the papre made this significant observation: "Yet what Is disturbing goes deeper than the difficulties of draftsmanship. For this little squabble is a reflection of a general philosophy that the government's role Is to jump In as arbiter an Judge In every labor matter. It must take sides." That goes to the heart of the matter. There are all kintls of conflicting arguments as to the merits and demerits of retail stores staying open at night. But thrse arguments are dwalfed by the incontrovertible fact that when we run to government to solve every problem, we are undermining the basic responsibihties, rights, and freedoms of Individuals, businesses and orgamzatiosn. —Mattoon (111.) Journal-Gazette. SO THEY SAY I've had some of the most terrific political battles of any man alive, and I'm not through yet. — Ex-President Truman. * * * Good business management should be measured in terms of whether its activities contribute long-term benefits to society, as well R* profits and Jobs for owners and employes. — Charles S. Cralgmlle, president, rational Metal Trades Association. * * * There is substantial promise that the decline In purchasing power of the dollar has been halted — perhaps reversed. Conservative fiscal policies nre in thf air; the outlook for » "full value" dollar Is pncouroRlng. — Ear' E ' Crabb, chairmin Inveitori Syndic*!* o< Aoicrloi, Inc. Where Away? Peter ft/son's Washington Column — Senators Loaded Questions Backfire at Defense Secretary WASHINGTON —(NEA)— Maine Jen. Margaret Chase. Smith went nto her little game of three-times 'Twenty Questions" with Defense Secretary Charles E. Wilson and Undersecretary Roger M. Kyes, hoping to produce all the answers to the Eisenhower administration' s new defense budget for next year. Peter Edson Actually, the _,ady from Maine insists there vere only 32 questions in the list he fired at the new Pentagon rass. But some of her questions ad three and four parts. And all arrels were loaded. There was some gossip around hat Senator Smith's questions had ccn prepared by the Air Force. if that Democratic Sen. Stuart ymington of Missouri had pre- ared them for her. That, almost caused the Lady .•om Maine to lose her temper, he had been on the Naval Affairs 3ommittee in the House. She was n the Appropriations and Armed ervices Committees in the Sente. Did anyone think that she icln't know enough about military latters to prepare her own ques- ions? Bill Lewis, her administrative as- istant, had been clerk on the Na- al Affairs Committee of the -louse. Together, they had worked ut the question. When Secretary Wilson got the 1st, he went up on Capitol Hli> i Senator Smith's office to talk lem over. He agreed to answer the questions if she insisted. But he tried to beg off on making the answers to s'ome of them public. Air Force Question is Key Puzzler "Do we have any atomic cannons In Europe now? How long would it take us to get additional atomic cannons to Western Europe? "How many tanks does the Army have in reserve? How many tanks are we using In Korea? Do we plan to send these tanks to Europe in case of war? "What are we doing to meet the menace of Soviet submarines? "What are we doing to protect our ships from the menace of Soviet naval mines? "Is the Nike missile going to do away with the need for the Air Defense Command?" When the answers to all these impossible-to-answer-publicly que tions are put off the record, however, there still remains the one key question, number 13, which has everybody puzzled: "Hnw can you cut more than S5 billion from the Air Force a'p- proprtations, cut back the Air Force strength to 114 wings, and still say it will be more powerful in 1954 than if the original plan had been followed, to build a 143- wing Air Force by 1954?" In trying to answer that, Secretary Wilson will have to go into a long and involved explanation in which many people get, lost. All the budget cuts seem to come from the Air Force because they had the most money. But not a single combat plane will be cut. The 143-wing goal by the end of 1954 has been completely unrealistic. Combat plane deliveries haven't been on schedule for the last 30 months. That goes back to January. 1951. All this "slippage" In deliveries is going to be canceled out and a fresh start made toward a new 120-wing, interim goal. Short on Ammo. . .Long on Desks In addition, the Air Force buildup has been all out of phase. It now has 10 wings without planes. It has air bases without planes. It has not had enough ammunition for Korea, but has had more desks and adding machines than it could use, and » 27 months supply of toilet paper. The Air Force has had 40 men in uniform and 10 civilians on the ground for every man it puts into the air. U. S. aircraft manufacturers have been loaded up with orders lor many different types of planes. Soviet Russia has concentrated on building about three. The American system may produce better planes, but It Is the more wasteful. The effort Is now being directed towards cutting back on all the items on which there is overproduction. This will effect economics in manpower as well as money. On aircraft production, the etory Is that the administration will now shoot at honest goals which can be met, instead of Inflated goa'/, which cannot be met. This may look like a whack at the Air Force, but it is not, Mr. Wilson will have to insist in trying to answer the Smith questions. As to why Mrs. Smith had to ask all these embarrassing and revealing questions, one explanation given has been that the Republican friends of the administration have been so used to fighting the government that they can't get over the idea. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service The hoped-for development in lolio icsearch is some means vhlch will prevent this terrifying iisease. The time has not yet ar- ived, but it is possible 'now to epoi't encouraging progress in this [irection. It has oeen Known for a good •nany years that the cause of poll- myelitis was a virus, which is a iny living organism too small to e seen under the ordinary micro- cope. This knowledge alone, how- ver. is not enough to solve the iroblem. For example, there are at least . three major strains or kinds of polio virus, and bodily resistance I or immunity to one strain does not I necessarily mean there is resis- : tance to one ol the others. | Furthermore, the study of polio is made difficult by facts such as j that viruses grow only in living j tissue and that there are few ex- i perimental animals which are susceptible to the polio virus. The major effort in developing a means of preventing polio Is directed toward devising a vaccine which can be given to human beings and vhlch will cause human tissues to build immunity without bringing on an attack of (he disease. The technical problems of j preparing such a vaccine are, of | course, immense. j During the past year a group i of researchers, whose work is It- >. self based on studies of ninny oth- j era, has succeeded in preparing such a vaccine anrl has even tried It on a small group of human beings. The results were encouraging and there is naturally much Impatience to try to nuke this available to everyone. We must, however.curb our Im- \ patience. The vaccine is not yot idviaced «nough to b< iur» Uut : all the kinks are out of it. It will, in fact, be after the 1954 polio season, at the earliest, before the vaccine can have been adequately studied in all necessary respects. Meanwhile, we must be patient, knowing that all needed studies are being taken with the greatest possible speed. Gamma Globulin Short One other development during the past year should be mentioned. This is the use of gamma globulin, a substance obtained from human blood, which apparently can be used to give a temporary form of resistance to polio. Although this has been discussed previously in this column it should be said again that there will not be enough gamma globulin to go around this summer, and that consequently It can be used only In amount of polio seems to be oc- those places in which an unusual curring. Nevertheless, In all probability, Ramnia globulin will be successful in preventing serious cases ol polio in some plnces this summer. • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Partner's Return Is Worth Watching By OSWALD JACOBY H'rilfen for NEA Service The average, player attaches no great importance to the particular card that partner leads buck in the suit of Ihe original lead. To the expert, hmvevcr, the exact spot is of (he RreMeRt Importance. In lorlny's hand West opened the thre« of clubi, B«sl put up Ui« queen, and South won immediately with the ace. South could count eight fast tr.icks and decided to ake the opponents sweat a bit on the long diamonds. As declarer rattled off his diamond tricks, East chose the three of hearts as his first discard. On the fourth diamond West very properly discarded a spade on the theory that the defense was hopeless unless his partner had high spades. Dummy discarded the seven of clubs, and East discarded the four NORTH AQJ1042 ¥K95 • AJ9 9 WEST .1072 • 852 * K 10 8 3 SOUTH (D) 485 V A8 • KQ1074 *AJ84 East-West vul. Wett North Past 1* Pass 2 N.T. Past Pass EAST * AK7 r QJ643 « 63 Swth 14 1N.T. 3N.T. Opening lead—* 3 East Pass Pass Pass o( hearts. South cheerfully continued with his last diamond, and all hands discarded low spades. South had been hoping to see a club discard or two, and was disappointed that the defenders had maniged to stay out of trouble. He led a spade at this point since there was no other reasonable play for a ninth trick. East won with the king of spades and returned the nine of clubs. The nine of clubs was the flll- reveallng /ipot card. East would have returned a low club (his original fourth best! if he had originally held four or more club.-;. The |f»ct that E«st returned U» Bin* Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Close- ups and Longshots: Paramount's filming of "R e d Garters" in Broadway musical-comedy stage technique has Producer Pat Duggan hailing "an escape from real- Ism" and a chance for songs and music out of nowhere In movies without getting audiences all riled up. Says Duggan: "The scenery will be the tip-off that It's all Just pretend and nobody will question It when Rosemary Clooney and Joanne Gilbert start singing, with an unseen orchestra. We won't have to show a phonograph in order to explain music." The idea brings back memories if when Al Goodman wrote a melodic passage for 100 violins in the .usical score of the movie, "Lifeboat." 'But Al." protested Director Alfred Hitchcock, "how are we going to explain 100 violins in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean?" "But Alfred," Goodman came back, "How are we going to explain why there's a movie camera in the middle of the ocean and YOU behind it?" Hollywood trade-paper headline: •BRITISH PICTURES ON TV IRK ACTORS." * They also irk people, I might add. People who don't know about it blink when Ann Sheridan lights a cigaret. She first licks the paper the entire length of the weed. Her explanation: "Somebody once told me it would cure a cigaret cough. ft didn't, but no* I can't get out of the habit." Fernando Lamas is saying his peace-pipe-smoking act with MOM wasn't the result of a new contract. "They just agreed to give me more money—a lot more money—and better scripts. Now they're going all out for me. MGM i! ft good studio for an actor If he's happy. I wasn't happy. Now I am." DISC CHORDS RONALD REAGAN tells It on himself. During his early days as «. radio announcer in the Midwest, Aimee Semple McPherson came to town and was persuaded to preach a 30-minute ether sermon. Sister Aimee stopped lour minutes short of the allotted time and Reagan rushed to the microphone to thank her and to announce that music would be heard lor the next few minutes. "I signaled to the man at the record turntable, expecting something like 'Ave Maria.' " Reagan tells it. "Instead, he came on with 'Minnie the Moocher's Wedding Day.' " Ingrid Bergman hasn't made «. movie since "Stromboli," and hubby Roberto Rossellinl is having career trouble, but there's no .lack of money in the household. Mike Connolly, just back from Rome, reports they pay $700 a month for their lavish apartment. of clubs rather than a low club made it clear that East had not started with as many as four cards in the suit. South put up the jack of clubs, and West won with the king. West didn't make the mistake of cashing the ten of clubs, since he knew that South still had two clubs. Instead, West got out safely by leading a heart. South won with the ace of hearts and led another spade, but East took the ace of spades and returned his last club. This gave West two club tricks with his ten and six of clubs to set the contract. If West had prematurely cashed the ten of clubs, he would have set UP declarer's eight of clubs for the ninth trick. Marilyn Monroe, dining out, went unnoticed by other restuarant patrons. Maybe It was because she was sitting down. Eon Kennedy, a film newcomer, is a mattress salesmarf' when he isn't emoting and quips: "It givei me something to fall back on." OLD-TIME LENSER A SILENT movie house in Hollywood has been playing an old Laurel and Hardy comedy titled "Liberty." The surprise is that George Stevens^ the brilliant director of "Shane" and "A Place in the Sun," was the camerman on the two-reeler. Glenn Ford's sticking to his anti-TV stand despite fabulous offers from the networks. With four unreleased movies on the shelf, Glenn argues: "I very seriously don't believe in competing with theater exhibitors by appearing on television." Maybe that's why Glenn has more movie offers than he possibly can accept. Financial dept.: Bob Stack's wealthy mother invested $10,000 in Arch Oboler's 3-D firstie, "Bwana Devil." Other day she totaled up her dividend checks to. date and found that the investment had brought- her a return of $30,000. And it's still earning money for her. Now it can be told that a movia director assigned to a Mickey Rooney film finally had the nerve to tell him: 4 "This time you're not going to play Mickey Rooney. I won't have it. You're going to play a character." The director was Leslie Kardos, the film was "The Strip," and the Mick has been thanking Kardoi ever iince. Bill Wlllard tells about Jan Murray's quip to a friend when he arrived in booming Las Vegas for the first time and noted all the construction going on. "Let's get out of here," said Jan, "and come back when this town's completed." WE NOMINATE Mrs. Oatis to take charge of our diplomatic correspondence. — Elizabethtown (Jy,) News. 15 Ytart Ago In B/ythevif/fl Work started yesterday on s. modern suburban residence which Mr. and Mrs. Jesfift Horner are erecting on their five acres of land at the end of North Franklin Street. A program on thrift was presented by I* E. Old »t the weekly luncheon meeting of the Lion'i club »t the Hotel Noble yesterday. The wedding of Miss Llna Juns Paul, daughter of Robbie Paul of Fayetteville, to Earl H. Wildy of Etowah wa« solemnized yesterday at the home of the bride's mother ab 10:00 before members of the two families. ,© NEA Doc Smithers says he has some patients in their fifties who can hardly wait to be 65 when they can begin to enjoy their bad health through full tax deduction of medical expenses. Comedians HORIZONTAL 1 Comedian .Costello 4 His partner is — Abbott 7 An audience -—— at their antics 9 Worries 11 Clownish 12 Decorated H Danish county 15 Oak nut 17 Operated 18 College cheers 20 Number 21 Forward 22 Scoff 24 Subvert 26 Permit 28 Scottish shcepfold 29 Gibbon 30 East Indian timber tree 31 More precipitous 35 Citrus fruit 39 Approach 40 They each other 42 Challenge 43 Bitter vetch 44 Blemish 46 Naval (ab.) 47 Landed property 49 Courage 51 Lamprey- catcher 52 Weird 53 Uncooked 54 Roman god VERTICAL 1 Abhor J Beat paddle 3 Bear 4 Farm . building 5 Footed vase 6 More »dored 7 Native of Rome 8 Denomination 9 Intersections 10 They are of radio, icreen, and television 11 Vehicles 13 Grafted (her.) 16 Over (poet.) 19 Vendor 2 IPs red 23 Harvest 25 Calf meat 27 Handler 31 To cut 32 Pithy 33 Church festival 34 Narrow Inlet 36 Insect 37 Papal cap« 38 Granular snow 41 American coin 44 Seethe 45 Require ta Winglike part 50 Three times (comb, form) n* my ffiZ. " m

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