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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Thursday, June 11, 1953
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PAGE BIGHT BLYTHKVIT.LE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS THURSDAY, TONE II, 19B8 BLTTHEVILLB COURIBR HIW> TJH coowro trews oo. H. W. HAINlfi, Publisher HARRY A. HAINB3, A«lst«nt PubllalMf A. A. FBH3BIOK8ON, Editor PAUL D. HUMAN, Advertising Mana««r Sol« National Advertising Representatives: Wallace Wittier Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, Atlanta, Memphis Entered «s second class matter at the post- o«ic« at BlythevUle, ArtansM, under act ot Con- gnu, October t, 1917. Member of The Associated Press SUBSCRIPTION RATES: BT earrter In the city ol BlythevUle or anj luburban town where carrier service Is maln- U ^y d Vn 2 fi% "within* a radius of SO miles, J5.00 per year »2 50 for six months, *1.25 for three months; by mall outelde 60 mile zone. $12.50 per year payable In advanot. Meditations If It be M, our God whom we serve Is able io deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, 0 kinf. —Daniel 3:17. * * * I believe If a man is willing to surrender his will to God, he can do anythln g within the circle of God's will for him. — John W. Raley. Barbs Folks who don't Have sense enough to toss out their anger are likely to be sailing on the sea of trouble. * * * Flies are back, so remember that you have swatter's rights in your own home. * * * Intelligence is the ability to believe any person who tells you they cannot sing a note. * * * Folks wouldn't mind so much paylnj for a doctor's advice If they Just had sense enough to take It. * * * After a crackup, a road hog Is always the first to squeal. End of Bloodshed, Death First Goal of Korea Truce To men of good will the world over, d truce in Korea means above all an end to three years of fighting and dying. Free men must always welcome an end to the shedding of blood, so long as that ' goal is not bought by surrender or appeasement. The United Statts and its UN allies were willing to accept this truce for one overriding reason. We and our friends believe that the Korean war could not be won without risks and sacrifices far greater than we care to pay. Practically speaking, therefore, our leaders consider victory unattainable. Those who do not approve this truce insist v::tory can be bad, and Korea unified from Ptisan to the Yaln. But only a few objectors grasp the full logic of their position, namely, that the quest for complete military triumph means the expenditure of thousands more lives, billions of additional dollars, and very possibly an enlarged way with the huge mainland armies of Red China. For nearly two years, since the Communists first indicated readiness to negotiate, the conflict in Korea has been in virtual stalemate. We have been living out the alternative to full war. But even a stalemate costs heavily in men and treasure. With that painful burden upon us, and conclusive victory seemingly beyond reach, we see a truce as a worth- while'achievement in itself — the stopping of a ruthless treadmill. All this stress upon the truce as an inconclusive end should not, however, obscure the fact that this outcome is not a defeat for the western nations but is in reality a modest victory. We have driven the Communists from all but a tiny, useless patch of the South Korean soil they invaded on June 25, 1950. We have pressed them north from the bid border at the 38th Parallel, and now occupy a substantial slice of North Korean territory. The position we hold is not ideal, but it is more defensible than the prewar line, which left the capital of Seoul badly exposed. When we entered the war, our goal was simply to repel the invader, not to conquer and unity all Korea. Only after ou rsuccesses at, Inchon in September, 1950, did we raise our sights toward the Yalu and the fulfillment of what had long been a political goal of the United Nations. This change should not mar the fact that we achieved our original purpose. The truce brings desperately desired relief from bloody combat. We should not delude ourselves that it brings anything else. Ntw problems flood in upon us, Will th« Commnnfota obMrri well th» term* of tht truce, or will they resort to their common practice and snarl the truce administration in hopelesi deadlock and confusion? A truce is not a peace. Will this , one lead to an honorable political settlement in Kouca and perhaps the whole Far East, or will it leave two armed camps with guns poised to renew the battle? Is this truce a sign of real easing of world tensions, or will the Reds take advantage of this release from struggle to plunge into new adventures of aggression elsewhere? The free world is joyful that the guns are falling silent in one troubled land. But it cannot relax its vigilance until the signs of hope are more real. Views of Others Big Game of Chess What distinguishes a good chess player from a duffer is the experts ability to anticipate the whole course of the game after the first few pawns are advanced on the board. In view of what the Russians have accomplished without involving themselves In war during the last seven years it is not surprising to learn they have a strong native penchant for chess. Russian chess teams are among the best in the world and* a Russian team is planning to participate in the international tournament to be held in New York next month. What has been happening between the east and west during the last seven years is essentially a vast game of chess. Without risking a knight and at the sacrifice of only a few pawns the Russians have brought a third of the people of the world under communist domination. The chess mentality could have been a factor In this success. Always the Russians seem to have maintained the initiative. Always they have seemed certain in their knowledge of how the west would react. And always the west will be at a disadvantage In this big game of chess until it can find the sense and the courage to react In a way contrary to Russian expectations, —The Daily Oklahoman. -ong-Range Threat Since the beginning of the war In Korea, frequent references have been made to that country as "a dagger aimed nt the heart of Japan." Even If present truce talks arc successful, however, Cpmmunlst activity on other fronts may hold a threat to Japan. In an appraisal of the situation In Southeast Asia, resulting from the recent Communist drive Into Laos. U. fc. News & World Report observed this possibility: If Laos were taken over, neighboring Burma, Thailand and Cambodia would be vulnerable to further Communist moves. Thailand Is the gateway to Malaya, and "it Is in Malaya, and the rich east Inlics — Indonesia— that communists see the raw materials they need to nail down Asia. Once that part of the world is taken, then Japan becomes Just an Island without much hope of U-nde and industrial expansion through markets In Southeast Asia. If the ami is scaled off, then Japan may fall to the Communists without much of a struggle." —Lumuerton (N.C.) Robc.soniari. There's A Word For It It is startling, In a small wny to learn that the proper technical term for those panty -raids • by college students is "cryptovestimentacyclofuro- mania." A sort of tossed salad of syllables signifying "R recurring impulse to steal intimate garments" — crypto meaning hidden or intimate; vesUmenla, garments or clothing; cyclo, recur. ring; furor, to steal, and mania, strong penchant for. It hiay have its uses. Say It started one of those campus by-word tads, maybe like "Don't do anything you can't spell," Or, remembering current spelling aptitudes, would this kill off too many college activities? —St. Loui Globe-Democrat. SO THEY SAY You in Chicago now have the 35-hour week, and we hope you will be able to work in the 30- hour week as well. — David Dubinsky, head of the Ladies' Garment Workers Union. * * * There are elements in the U. S. who do not want a settlement (in Korea) and It is just as well to face up to that fact. There are people who want an all-out war with China and against communism In general. — Ex-British Prime Minister Attlee. * * * I have met no one In the United States who does not want peace. — President Elsenhower. * * « America wants only to live In peace with the peoples of every land. We are willing to sacrifice everything for the cause of peace — except liberty. — Basil Brewer, newspaper publisher, defines ."Yankcclsm." x * * -* What we are trying to do today Is to find a program of security that costs the least, and then through the most earnest kind ot care to abolish duplication and luxury from expenditures. —President Eisenhower* * • * Tht Soviet's well-known disregard for their own rnMialllM further increase their offensive rap- tbllit/. — OencraJ Ridgway, NATO commander. The Bear That Talks Likt o Man HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Diana Lynn, who oroke Into the movies as a shy, teen-aged piano wizard, is "Miss Zip" these days and she's confessing. "I'll never give up the piano but I'll have to admit I don't practice any more. I just don't have time." Diana's leaping between movies and television—her alcohol-loving doll in "Plunder in the Sun" will surprise you — a divorce court, where she's shedding hubby John Lindsay, and now it's the London stige for a summer of stardom in "The Moon Is Blue" and weekend trips to Paris "for a little fun." Earlier in the year, she went to New York to do one TV show and remained for a play—"1 have no will power. I can't make up ray mind what to have for breakfast." More serious about emoting than she ever was about her piano, Diana feels her footlight appearance will "rub off a few rough edges." She's already learned, she says, that "there are no bad audiences. If you don't get anything back from them, it's your fault. You're just not getting to them." Hal Roach, Jr., in answer to Peter Edson's Washington Column — Economy Order Takes Ribbing; Reed's Tax Plan: 'My Little Bill' IV.lcr Edson WASHINGTON —fNEA)— One if the first orders issued by Sec- •ctary of State John Foster Dulles ifter he took office was that fewer State D e p art- ment messages should be tent by cable and more should be sent by airgram, Following up on this economy move, stiffer orders have gone out to restrict the number of overseas t e 1 e- ihone calls. Attention has been .illccl to old regulations which for- ild the use of office telephones or personal calls. Employes wevt old to use the pay stations, lo- ated in the halls. So the other day an olficial- ooking notice was circulated sur- eptitiously through State Depart- nent offices, .telling employee hat of late they • had been using he elevators too much. This re- ulted in too much wear and tear in (he elevator buttons and too nuch strain on the cables and the elevator operators. To economize, employes were old in official lingo that hereafter, hey should throw n rope out the vindow and leave the building by manner if they were on the ower floors. Employes above the ixth Iloor were told to stay there rom 9 a. m. to 5 p. m. While all this made a good gag, ind it was circulated as good lean fun to kid the new brass, ^mployes who had copies of the nomorandum are now so scared if losing their jobs that they asked •eporters not to print the fnke or- ler. for fear it would be traced iack to the originators. "My Little Bill" Rep. Dan Reed of New York. Republican chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, should probably get credit for the record understatement of the 83rd Congress, so far. Representative Reed is of course author of the proposal to cut personal income tuxes by 11 per cent, effective July 1, and end the excess profits tax. If it is passed, it will reduce government receipts by S5 billion. That will further . unbalance the budget and possibly throw the national debt over the present statutory limit of $275 billion. The Reed bill therefore has the Eisenhower administration scared stiff. Yet Representative Seed calls it simply, "My little bill." He Sleeps Well In spite of the beating which Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson has taken from Congress ever since he came to Washington, he reports that he sleeps well at night and doesn't feel frustrated. The new military budget is considered sound. The new Joint Chiefs of .Staff organization is considered excellent. A reorganization bill for the Department of Defense is now before Congress. All this in a little over four 1 months is considered not too bad a record. Reels Invent Parachute The latest thing the Russians have invented, according to Moscow radio home service, is the parachute. It Is credited to a, Russian inventor, kotelnikov. His father saw an airplane accident in 1910. This set the young inventor to work, and in 1911 he took out a patent. Only trouble with this claim is that the parachute had been invented 123 years before, by a French doctor named Lenormand. Big Bill Impractical The Senate was debating Virginia Sen. Harry P. Byrd's proposal to put all government appropriation bills in one package. Sen. Carl Hnyclen was explaining how, when they tried this in 1950, the big bill passed the House on July 8, passed the Senate Aug. 4, went into conference and became a law only on Sept. 6. It was too bulky, unworkable an dimpractlcable a bill to handle, Senator Hayden protested. It covered 482 pagas and weighed \\2 pounds. "How long has the senator from Arizona been a member of the Appropriations Committee?" asked Sen. Harley Kilgore of West Virjinia. "Too long," replied Senator Hayden frankly. "I've been a member since 1927." Monitors Find Trouble . Federal Communications monitoring service has found that one of its biggest headaches in keeping radio channels clear comes from a Wide Variety of electric devices and from boys who build transmitters from war surplus or spare parts. These amateurs go on the air with the Idea that their operation is too localized to cause interference. This is a mistaken notion, says FCC, because weak signals sometimes skip-jump for great distances to play hob with authorized radio communication. In one case an electric glue drier used by a furniture factory in Pennsylvania was found to be Interfering with aircraft radio on the west coast, 2000 miles away. In another case a small homemade record player disrupted broadcast reception within 15 miles and annoyed many listeners in a 500- mile radius. Blotting out an aviation channel was traced to a heating pad. Navy Economies Navy Department has had inspection teams in its two largest Naval districts, at New York and San Diego, trying to find where money was being spent that didn't contribute to combat effectiveness. One of the first discoveries was that nearly 30 per cent of all storage space was taken up with surplus materials for which there is no longer any use. The old Navy rule of thumb is that there must be nine months' reserve supply of everything on hand. This went for eve^n such things as hammers. An order has gone out now to cut down on stores wherever money can be saved without Impairing striking power. Of the $1.65 billion cut in the Navy budget for next year—from $11.3 billion to $9.65 billion — it is estimated that about half came from economies. The other half was an arbitrary cutback. Reduce Navy Air Arm Navy Secretary Robert B. An- dergon revealed to the Senate Military Affairs Committee that Naval aviation was woefully weak on jet aircraft. Out of the nearly 10,000 operational Navy planes, only 1600 are modern jet aircraft. This ratio will be more than doubled In the next year and a half. While this modernization is going on, Navy and Marine operational aircraft will be cut back 200 planes this year and 500 the year after. Navy aircraft procurement has been cut back from an estimated $3.2 billion for the year ending June 30, to $1.9 billion for the 12 months following. This will let the Navy order only about 500 new planes. The explanation given is that the Navy couldn't fly more planes, even If it had them. It lacks money, gas and personnel. While there has heen a great to-do over Air Force outbacks, nobody seeras to be in there fighting for a stronger Naval air arm. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written tor NEA Service Difficulty with or inability to speak, write, or to understand speech or written language goes under the name of aphasia. This sort of thing is tovlunatcU' rather rare, and there are several different kinds. Q—When a person loses his speech temporarily, is this a physical ailment or psychiatric disorder? I cannot pronounce the words I want to, though I can spoil them. I had to resign my position because I couldn't talk. Mrs. n. A—This is an unusual kind of asphasia. It sounds as though it could certainly come from some physical cause, and a thorough examination by a nerve specialist as soon as possible would certainly be desirable. Q—For the past three years I have been slowly losing my hearing. I have been to two doctors and both have suggested i»n operation which they sny will restore my hcnv'.ni! to normal. Can you Icil mo anything of Uiis operation? Reader. A—This probably refers to what is known as the "fenestration" operation. This is an extremely delicate operation involving making a kind of a window in the inner portion of the ear. Many surgeons who have had experience with the operation achieve a high proportion of good results, though It cannot be said to be always successful. Q—Would diet or exercise reduce heavy ankles? Mrs. R. K. A—Diet might reduce the ankles in proportion to that reduction In weight brought about by loss of fat In other parts of the body. Exercise probably would be of no avail. ' • WE HEAR relatively few old wives' tales anymore, which la not surprtFmR. No nlrt wives. — St. | Looti Globe-Democrat • JACOBY ON BRIDGE Bid Varies With Opponents' Cards By OSWALD JACOBY Written for NEA Service How should you conduct the bidding when you have excellent distribution but when the opponents have most of the high cards? As a general rule this is the time to make a shutout bid. Sometimes, however, U Is more effective to bid gradually and reluctantly. In today's hand South very quickly found out that the opponents had most of the high cards. When North could not make a free bid over West's diamond overcall, It was clear that North had a weak hand. Since South, likewise, had a weak hand. It was evident that most of the high cards were In the East and West hands. The first ray of hope for South came when North raised spades. South Immediately decided that h« would play the hand at spades no matter how high he had to bid. If South hnd .lumped from two spades (4 lour spades, It ii quit* t Erskine Johnson, IN HOLLYWOOD possible that West would have taken the push and gone to five hearts. South didn't want to push the opponents into five or six hearts, because he would feel compelled to outbid them in spades. The simple fact was that South knew he could not be badly hurt at a spade contract and' that he knew no sound way of estimating what the opponents could make at hearts. It was quite safe for South to pass at two spades even though he wanted to get to four spades. Somebody had to have all the high cards, and It was clear that West would be able to make another bid. When West unsuspectingly took the push, South once more exer- NORTH (D) 11 AQJ65 ¥106 • A6532 + 52 WEST EAST AID A 9 7 4 V AS43 VKJ9752 4KQJ874 »109 +KJ +AQ SOUTH AAK832 VQ 4 None * 10 987843 Both sides vul. North East South West cised restraint. He was quite sure that one of the oponents would bid four hearts if given the opportunity. When West did so. South could bid four spades with every appearance of having been pushed to a height beyond his strength. South's careful tactics were rewarded when he was doubled at an unbeatable contract. A heart opening lead would have held declarer to four spades, but the actual diamond lead allowed him to make an extra trick. Dummy' won the first trick with the ace of diamonds, and South discarded his only heart. South gave up a club trick, ruffed the return, and gave up another club. He could then ruff the return again, draw trumps, and run his clubs for the rest of the tricks. the "Are there any stars who still won't sign for television?" question: "I'm getting names on contract! today that I couldn't have gotten on the telephone two years ago." RETIRES TO GROW UP BRANDON DB WILDE, the moppet who just about steals "Shane," may not be seen by moviegoers again until he. grows up. His mother is confiding to friends that she wants the lad to retire from emoting during bis adolescent years. Even the roulette wheels slowed down for a double-take at the Dt>s- ert Inn in Las Vegas when Jane Powell and Gene Nelson, who, now refuse to make a secret of their heart Involvement, held hands above the table and gated into each other's orbs for the world to see. ! The Screen Producers' Guild Is predicting that Hollywood's eight major studios never again will reach the mass film production of the .past and that hardly as many as 100 films will be made in the coming year. In their peak years, just before and during World War i, the major studios averaged 00 film* * year each for a total output «( 480! Dinah Shore and George Montgomery are denying the stork talk. Aldo Bay kissed Rita Hayworth for the first time In "Miss Sadie Thompson." "How was It?" whispered Jose Ferrer. "Just like kissing Rita Hayworth," replied Aldo, the diplomat. THERE MUST BE A WAT MITZI -GAYNOR doesn't know how it can be managed—Fox bai renewed her contract—but she wants to play Scarlett O'Hara In the musical-comedy version of "Gone With the Wind" oo Broadway. The bubbly star's seven-year contract with, stage producer Edwin Lester Is about to run out and that's fine with Mlttl, who had to give up the princess role in "Call Me Madame" to Vera- Ellen when Lester Insisted «n her services last year in "Jollyanna." "What hurt me most was that I lost t;« chance to dance with Donald O'Connor." Mitzi wails. "One of these days it has to happen— Donald and me in a film." 75 Years Ago In Blytherillt Five members of the Brownie pack of the Girl Scouts will leave the 18ih jf this month for Kamp Klwani at Hardy. They are Nancy Partlow, Marilyn Deen, Helen Frances Buchanan, Ann Weidman and Mary Faith Puckett. Mrs. Elton Kirby, Mrs. M. A, Isaacs and Mrs. Marvin Robinson were guests of Mrs. Baker Wilson yesterday when she entertained members of the Wednesday Club. The Reverend Passmore is beginning to suspect members of the volunteer flre depart-, ment of having a signal ; for^ someone to turn on the siren so they can run out of church if they don't like his sermon. Girlish Gambo! Answer to Previous Puzzle HORIZONTAL 2 Eager 1 She's quite 3 Part in a contrary stage play 5 Miss Gardner * Uttered a 1"'* 5 G °< "P 6 Truck used by movers 8 Feminine name 9 Not any 1° Midday 11 Handle 19 Tensile junction 8 Feminine name 12 Cry of Bacchanals 13 Knock ' 14 Satellite •15 Cultivate .16 Individual 17 Son of Seth (Bib.) 18 Experts 20 Female name 21 Compass point 20 Good night, 22 Three times, (comb, form) 22 Journey 2.3 Dispatch 23 Line of 26 Visionary 30 Before 31 Spot 33 Wlnglike part 34 Eucharistic wine vessel 35 Delicacy 3« Sick 37 Weds 39 Wings 40 Island (Fr.) 41 Obscured 43 Carpenter's implement 46 Wanderer 50 Lampreys 51 Girl's name 53 Fiddling emperor 54 Grafted (her. 55 Edge 56 Depretiion 57 Needy SB Beverage 58 Fruit drinki . VEBTICAL 1 Succession 24 Feminine . appellation 25 Approach 26 Speaker'i platform strength tab.) 21 Post 28 Girl's name 29 Chest 'rattle 31 Fence steps 32 Large plant 38 Light washer 39 Another girl 41 Stage play 42 Butterfly 43 Chick 44 Cotton fabric. 45 Singing voice; 47 Recompense 48 Sea eagle 49 Decays 51 Wile 52 Expire i f ( (prefix) 9 1

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