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PAGE FOUR BLYTHEVILLE (ARK.) COURIER NEWS SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 19153 THE BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS THE COURIER NBWS CO. H. W. HAINES, Publisher HARRT A. HAINES, AnliUnt PuWUhw A. A. FREDRICKSON. Editor PADL D. HUMAN, Airertlslnt Manager •olt K.tlontl Advertising iWpresenUliwi: W»ll»o« Witowr C«,,.N«w York, Chicago, Detroit. Atlanta, Ucmphli. Enttrrt M »con4 cl»»» m»tUr »t th« pwt- offlct lit Blythevllle, Artanuu, under »ct of Con- frou, October I, 1»17. • "" " Member of The AMOclated Prut SUBSCRIPTION BATES: Bj carrier to ttie citj ot Blythevllle or any .uburbtn town when currier wrvlct U tnaln- tamed 25o per week- By mall, within a radius ot 50 miles, 15.00 per year $250 for six months, »1.25 (or three months; by rn»fi outplde 60 mile wne, 113.50 per r««r p«y»ble in adfanoi. Meditations Barbs If you have a bad memory, borrow nothing but trouble. Folks don't want you to pay It back. » * • If It weren't for pants pockets and bank rolls, most wives would to through about half at much for friend hubby. * • • When there are more than two little kid- dlea In the family, the best thing to try on your piano is scratch remover. * » * The ehancei are that JOB would be more popular with more-people If you made It a point to make them popular with jou. * * * Mother does homework all day — and still the school kids kick. Study Group Tells Realistic Ways to Avoid War on U.S. Not long ago the last of three stury groups, this one headed by Mervin J. Kelly, president of Btll Telephone Laboratories, reported on the nation's con- tenental defenses. The conclusions were not cheerful, but neither were they as alarming as earlier reports. All the experts who have looked into the problem agree Russia could carry out a surprise air attack upon this country that would result in heavy loss of lift and substance and might impair considerably our capacity to launch a counteroffensive. The so-called Project Lincoln, the report of scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was especially gloomy on this score. It recommended we build $20 billion worth of additional air defenses to meet the danger. But the Kelly group, part of whose task was to review these pessimistic finding, believes that a perfect air defense is unattainable and impractical. For example, even supposing we could work out sensible goals for a vastly expanded defense network, of what use would it be when ocean-spanning guided missiles make their appearance? The Kelly report stresses bluntly the fact that complete security from attack is beyond reach. But it would have us improve our system for detecting and intercepting attackers, and multiply civil defense devices to cut casualties. Its fundamental conclusion is that the best defense, is a good offense. In other words, it proposes that we develop the most powerful atomic weapons — and the ability to carry them to the enemy. These things, more than any other, are perhaps the strongest deterrent to any assault from Russia that we could hope to muster. This conviction may not sound strikingly original. But it gets new force from its repetition on the heels of the Project Lincoln report. Reasserted this way, it wipes out foolish dreaming about making this continent impregnable. It tells us realistically what we must do if we really wish to avoid a war. It should be reasonable to hope that the lawmakers now deeply concerned over the size and make-up of tht future American air force give close heed to the sober, moderate views expressed in the Kelly report. The Ladu Method Maybe Roacoe l.adu has the right answer. Keep yourwlf to occupied with th« «imple b'Jsinesi of livinjr'thut you haven't time lo worry about atom bombs, wars, taxes, and the like. Ladu, according o press dispatches, lives in * trailer In Albany, N. Y., with his wife and four children, ft mode of existence that would keep the average man pretty well occupied. But Ladu goes further. Hfc also has five monkeys, six dogs and 16 birds. Try operating both a zoo and a kindergarten in an 8-by-20 trailer some time and se* if you have time for any such petty outside annoyances as war. High Standard And humbled not hlmwlf before the Lord, » M»n.i«h hli Uther h«d humbled hlmieUi but Amon trespassed more «nd more. — II Chron. 33:23. * * * My aod, give me neither poverty nor riches, but whatsoever It may be thy will to give, give me, with It, a he«rt that knows humbly to acquiesce In what la thy will. — Ootthold. Views of Others A Way to Economize The States, by and large, are better off financially than the Federal Government. Balanced budgets and even surpluses in state treasuries art common, and some states have such small Indebtedness that It Is no burden, An Important reason for that, of course, 1* that most, states do not carry on so many expert, slve functions. The armed forces, by far the largest expense of Government, are financed entirely by Federal funds. Various other functions, some of which properly belong to the states, are carried on and paid for by Washington. But there is still another reason why state governments tend to be sound fiscally. It is simply that the people have demanded it, and have set up safeguards against the tendency of politicians to go Into the red. Possibly because the state capltol is closer to home, some citizens who seem to regard the United States Treasury as bottomless become quite concerned when their state government appears to be growing lavish. One important check on state extravagance is the power of the government to veto Individual appropriation items, a power mat exists In mort than three fourths of the states. The President of tht United Slates does not have that power, and as a result he must approve many expenditures he knows arg necessary. These wasteful Items are Imbedded in the departmental appropriations bills, which cannot be vetoed without disrupting Important governmental operations. Senator Paul Douglas (D., 111.) estimates that the lack of an "item veto" costs the taxpayers $4,000,000,000 a year. Senator Harry Byrd (D., Va.) for years has urged Congress to vote this reform as have several other Senators and Representatives concerned about Federal spending. Hearings on the matter have been held in both the Senate .and House recently. This proposal would give the President a power he should have, and yet retain In Congress the full power of the purse — because Congress still ' woull be able lo override a veto. —The Knoxvillg News-Sentinel. Local Control of Purses The need for greater self-reliance among gov- ernmenls at the local level, which entails severing some financial ties with Washington, was commundubly emphasize! at the Miami conference of the Munclpal Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada. E. Lynn Crossley, president of the organization and city auditor for Dallas, Tex., stressed that economy in government should begin with municipalities. If they were operated more efficiently and refused to seek unnecessary grants from the federal government, savings could be effected all down the line. A major benefit, he pointed out, would be that citizens might lose enthusiasm for some borderline projects If local treasuries had to foot the blllj At present, taxpayers delude themselves Into thinking Washington Is "giving" funds, although they are the sourct or both local and federal revenues. —Florida Times-Union. SO THEY SAY Of course I will (consult Democrats). Our farm legislation itself Is bipartisan. — Agriculture Secretary Ezra T. Benson. * • » It's like two kids saying: I can stand closer to the edge of the cliff than you can. — Sig Mickcl- son, CBS, on "impossible" competition with NBC for "first" on coronation TV broadcast. * * » We call upon the Republican leadership in Congress and the White House to repudiate Senator McCarthy and to reject his methods M political weapons. — Resolution adopted by Americans for Democratic Action convention. * * * I noticed this bare arm sticking out from behind a pillar. I went around the pillar and thert he was, a tall good-looking guy in his birthday suit. — Policeman tells of arresting nude Marine lieutenant in a Washington, D. C., hotel. * » * I hope that American women will face the truth, and realize that tax reduction is impossible In this time of peril until our federal budget Is balanced. — Mrs. Oscar Ahlgren, president, General Federation of Women's Clubs. * • » It'8 not. that the queen (Elizabeth II) his no appetite. She has every girl's anxiety about her figure, and since she was once teased about her weight by her husband, she eats acrefully. — Palace spokesman on light metis Uken by the Queen, * * » He tormented me with weird itorles of the supernatural. I couldn't stand it anymore. — Will Ham Lawson. lfl-yt>ar-old AWOL Marine, tells why Q« killed California rtaclw. Erskine Johnson IN HOLLYWOOD Peter Cdson't Wa$hington Column — Secretary Wilson Sure Radford Will Press for Total Security 3 WASHINGTON — (NEA) — Before Secretary of Defense Charles E. Wilson picked Adm. Arthur W. Radford as new chaifman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, he made a point of meeting personally a 11 the four-star generals and admirals of the U. S. armed services. Later it was reported he couldn't remember how many Peter Edson lt was he met _ but he couldn't remember offhand Admiral Radford about some things. But they all respected him. Secretary of the Air Force Harold Talbott told Admiral Radford personally that he had opposed the appointment—rather than have it found out from other sources. The new Chief of Staff of the Air Force, Gen. Nathan F. Twining, says frankly that he believes M3 air wings are necessary for total defense of the country. Adm. Robert B. Carney, the new Chief of Naval Operations, is known to feel every service needs the proper tools to do its lob, that furnishing them is a question of money, and that stretch-outs cost more how many vice presidents he had i money in the long run. in General Motors, either. Secretary Wilson met 19 four- star general and flag officers if he interviewed them all. There were 20 before Gen. James A. Van Fleet retired. On active duty now are seven Army and seven Air Force four-star generals, and five Navy four-star, admirals. Gen. Omar N. Bradley, the last of the wartime five-stars on active duty, retires as chairman of the Joint Chiefs August 18. That Admiral Radford was chosen as his successor may be due in part to the fact that he was the first of the four-stars Mr. Wilson met after he was designated Secretary of Defense last fall. It was not a reward for insubordination in bucking the Air Force on its B-36 program four years ago. Secretary Wilson made his pick in the confident belief that Admiral Radford would push for the total security of the country just as much as any Air Force man would do. Other people—other admirals and generals—may have differed with Gen. Matthew B. Ridgway, new Chief of Staff of the Army, made clear in Washington, on an earlier visit, that shortage of air power was one of the greatest weaknesses in the European command. So this issue is out in the open. Even If no "new team" had been named for the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the old team would have been j enemy submarine pens. The Navy tiring JCS didn't have much to say about it, either. But the handiwork of the new team will show when the military budget for 1955 is prepared next January. While there has been much argument over reorganizing the JCS, Admiral Radlord is known to feel that the present organization is workable. The fact that the chairman of the JCS has no vote is not considered an insurmountable obstacle to making decisions. The present assignment of roles and missions for the three armed services, worked odt in the Key West and Newport unification agreements, was drafted by Admiral Radford and Gen. Carl Spaatz, retired Chief of Staff for the Air Force. There has been much misunderstanding about these Key West and Newport directives. It has been stated that they narrowly restrict the services to certain fixed functions. The Air Force, for instance, would not be permitted to bomb HOLLYWOOD (NEA) — Behind the Screen: A luscious movie queen confessed today that she "went Hollywood" and that it almost wrecked her career until she realized, and corrected her mistakes. "Only I didn't go Hollywood in the normal way," peaches-and- cream complexioned Joan Caulfield shuddered. Her sin, she insisted, was twice as bad. "I didn't go Hollywood on the outside with flashy cars, upstairs maids and mink-covered bathroom fixtures," she told me. "I went Hollywood on the inside—and that's worst of all." About to Join Lucille Ball, Marie Wilson and Ann Sothern as a Hollywood television serial queen in CBS' new fall show, "My Favorite Husband," Joan was in a confess ing mood. Her lefs-be-frank-about-this sto ry dated back to 1944 when she le Broadway and worked in her firs movie, "Miss Susie Slagle's." Sh was a tremendous hit. "I was natural and eve.-yon thought I was wonderful. Then became a star—and I went Holly wood on the inside," she leveled 1 "I played a character only In on picture—my first. Prom then on \vas this movie star named Joa Caulfield. "I tried to avoid being natural, lowered my voice. I copied the man nerisms of other stars. I struc poses. I received bad advice—froi dramatic coaches, from agents an from studio executives. I stoppe being a human being. I blame my self and I blame Hollywood's sta system." Joan lays she realized her mis stakes and her faulty judgment aft er leaving Paramount, "but th change back to an actress playin roles and not a movie star" realb wasn't complete until she started emoting in television dramas. "Other actors started compli menting my work and when thej did I knew I had erased all bad memories of Joan Caulfield, the big movie star. I had become »n actres —and a person—again." Between Gail and Guy Inside on the Guy Madison-Gai Russell state-of-things is that Gai isn't well enough to get a divorce and that Guy will never take thi initiative. He's the home screen's "Wild Bill Hickok." • • * Ethel Barrymore's autobiography now completed, may be held up for years because of the litigation between two publishing houses claiming: priority. Ethel and Harper are j being sued for $250,000 each and the star, boiling mad, is threatening to withdraw the manuscript completely. asked to take a new look at this problem of total security for the U. S. But there was a belief that It would be easier for a fresh team to take the new look. And that will be its first order of business. Nothing sensational Is to be expected from this new look. There will probably not be any great ess Is more evolutionary than revo- chnrjge in grand strategy. The proc- lutionary. A lot of new weapons have been developing since the end of World War II. They were developed under the retiring chiefs of staff. The new JCS start with one strike against them In .that they had no hand in preparation of the military budget for 1954. The re- would not be permitted to do strategic bombing. The assignment of missions, It is now explained, was made purely for the purpose of guiding the development of new weapons and the training of forces in peacetime. They are not restrictions on field commanders in time of war. General Ridgway and Admiral Carney, as North Atlantic Treaty Organization military leaders, have exercised unified commands and so appreciate their importance. Admiral Radford had amphibious commands in the Pacific during the war and is a naval air officer besides. So the makings are there for more unification in the U. S. armed services, rather than less. the Doctor Says— By EDWIN r. JORDAN, M.D. Written for NEA Service The most important step in the put to bed as soon as possible. A ~" " person who has an acute illness, especially at a time when polio- placed in bed at once, regardless of how trivial the illness may appear to be. Indigestion Is Sign An attack of indigestion, a head cold, fever or headache may mean that the disease is developing. Those who have tried to continue normal activity after the appearance of such warning signs run the risk of developing the disease in a more serious form. The treatment of early poliomyelitis has greatly improved and Will doubtless continue to do so. To get the best results, early symptoms should not be Ignored and attention should be obtained right away if suspicious signs develop. •JACOBY^ ON BRIDGE Some Math Helps Win Many Gomes By OSWALD- .TACOflY Written for NEA Service ft isn't necessary to bft treatment of poliomyelitis is to make tho diagnosis as early as possible. This Is not always' easy because the disease probably begin everal days before there are any signs of paralysis. The symtoms during this early stage are often like those of any mild infection. Also, it must be emphasized that a good many people have the early symptoms but been discovered the other mem- As soon as a definite case has never get any paralysis at all. ally should be treated in the hos- bers of the family should be examined. When the dalgnosis of polio has been made the patient usu- pital, because the best results are obtained when the medical care, nursing, physical therapy and oth- treatments are readily available, ts they are In most hospitals. The patient with polio who develops trouble with breathing: require* special treatment with a respirator or iron lung. This is a serious complication, of course, but many recover completely, often without any paralysis at all. No two victims of polio are exactly alike. Experience, judgment and skill are required to get the best results from treatment. The physician, ot course, should be In ueneral charge of the measures which »re undertaken. Rest, relaxation and muscular training later are important. Proper nursing c»re is Invaluable, as are measures to combat the muscle spasm which accompanies the early stage of poliomyelitis. Hot, wet packs help lo relieve the inin and skin .tenderness which otlpn accompany Ihe disease. When poliomyelitis strlkM It Is inijwiunl (t»l U»t Uu paUint to* great mathematician If you want to piny tood bridge. Nevertheless, it does help a bit to have a reasonable working acquaintance with the probability figures In certain common situations. Take today's hand for example. South needed four spade tricks to make his game contract. Whnt w«s the most probable break of -he missing six spades? ] In order to see the impnrtnnrr- that trick. He continued with the jack of hearts, and South won with the king. South next led the Jack of spades, and West covered with the queen. The "natural" instinct in a situation like this Is to win the trick with dummy's king. Natural, but quite wrong. If you win the first round of spades in the iummy, you will then be able to take exactly three NORTH 13 * AK104 2 VG-1 « 762 4632 WEST EAST AQ5 49873 VQJI088 V732 *Q54 • J 9 8 3 AKQ10 497 SOUTH (D) * J6 VAKS * AK 10 +AJ8S4 North-South vul. South West North En* 1 + 1 V 14 Pass 3N.T. Pass Pass Pass Opening lead—V Q Columbia big-wheels took a projection-room look at the Glenn Ford-Gloria Qrahame co-starrer "The Big Heat." and ordered the full drum-beating. It's said to be in the tradition of Jimmy Cagney's "Public Enemy" . . . It's a girl for the Joe Bleedens. He's an NBC praise agent In Hollywood. . . . Jean Peters, who signed a new Fox contract only a few months ago, is unhappy with her salary and wailing that she should have hired an agent. Embarrassing-situation dept.: Bill Anderson, almost - ex - husband of Jeff Donnell, is dialog director on "Miss Sadie Thompson"—and tells Jeff's rumored next hubby, AJdo Ray, how to read his lines. Ban on Ballyhoo MGM and rj-I got together and nixed TV appearances for Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh to ballyhoo their Paramount flicker, "Houdinl." • « « Frank Sinatra and Johnnie Ray is brothers? It could happen—in 'There's No Business Like Show Business." Johnny, in the lesser role, would play the brother who becomes a priest. . . . It's in Ethel Merman's contract that Leon Sham- roy must photograph her in all her Fox films. So Leon, who was behind the camera on "Call Me Madame," will repeat the magic of making Ethel look Lana-ioh and Ava-ish. » « • Sally Forrest and Milo Frank, rumored for separation when they were together in New York, are on the phone every day since she returned to Hollywood for a role in "Son of Sinbad." . . . Fred Cole, touring the world, reports . that in Tahiti they run Esther Williams' movie. "Pagan Love Song," again and again—to laugh at the technical inaccuracies. . . . RKO will reissue "Mighty Joe Young" this summer. Not - in - the - Script: Maureen O'SuIlivan, beaming over her new emoting career in uneympatnetic roles: "I've discovered that villainy Is better than vanilla." • * « Jack Webb's rented a swanky bachelor apartment on a long-term lease and it looks like a divorce from Julie London for sure. . . . Loretta Young nixed Republic's "Flight Nurse" and a big salary in favor of an uninterrupted start on her telefilm series, "Letter to Loretta," A "BELIEVE IT OR NOT" fact to which the New Orleans States calls editorial attention is the case of a man who has operated a garage for 26 years and never learned to drive. We do not find that half M remarkable, or nearly as dangerous, as the number of people who have operated a car for a number of years without learning to drive. — Nashville Banner. A POLICE OFFICER was preparing to finger-print an offender. Officer — Wash your hands. Offender — Both of them? The police officer hesitated for a minute. Officer — No. Just one of them. I want to see how you do it.—Greenville (Tenn.) Sun. 75 Years Ago i In BlytheYillt — Joe Evrard and Ross Dilllon Hughes, Jr., and his houseguest, Josiah Fort, of Clarksville, Tenn, will leave Monday for Mammoth springs where they will attend Napoleon Hill camp for six weeks. Mrs. Elbert Huffman returned lome last night from Horseshoa e where she has been visiting Miss Phoebe Enochs. Mr. and Mrs. Tom MeGlothlin and son, Dink, of Hickory, N. C.. pent yesterday here as guests of Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Homer. © NEA j One of the quickest ways otj finding the exact value of * dollar these days Is to start out' to spend one and see how far It doesn't go, Pacific Isle Answer to Previous Puzzle spade tricks unless the missing six spades are divided 3-3. The careful player knows that he odds are almost 2 to 1 against a 3-3 break. A 4-2 break in spades s far more probable. (Just in case .-ou're interested, six missing sards will be divided 3-3 In about J6 per cent of the eases, but will be divided 4-2 in about 48 per cent >f the cases.) The correct play Is to let West hold the first round of spades with the queen. It is then possible to win the next trick with the ace of hearts and Ifnd another spade to . . .... dummy. Dummy's three high Of this question, let's rpvli-w the;spades will then clear up the suit. play. West opened the queen of j ^/icr which dummy's lust fspnde and WM »llow»d to bold | will b< tood for On minth Iriek. HORIZONTAL 1 American island in tht Pacific 5 It has sister Islands 8 It is in the direct route from Hawaii to Kong 12 Aviators 1.3 Rowing implement 14 Cry of Bacchanals 15 Let it stand (print.) 16 Before 17 Demolish 18 Section of a wall SO Anoints 22 Fish eggs 24 Period 25 War god 28 Hail! SO.Driinkard 34 Sesame 35 Greek letter 65 Rot by exposure 96 Sediment VERTICAL 1 Insect 2 Things done 3 Sharp 4 Compound ether 5 Pedal digit 0 Armed conflict 7 Mountain nymph 8 To this 9 Ellipsoidal 10 Proboscil 11 Driving commands 19 Ladings 21 Notes 23 Level 25 Genus of willows 26 Fruit skin 27 Singing voice 2S Bride of Lohengrin 31 Nuisance 32 Iroquoian Indian 33 Speed contest 36 Canvas shelter 42 Staggered 46 Musteline mammal 48 Hazard 49 Angers 50 Nostril 51 Holding device 53 Military assistant 54 Stage part 55 Female saints (ab.) 58 Frozen water 59 Woody fruit 30 Entomology (ab.) 39 Mortise 40 Thus (Latin) 41 Embellish 43 Blackbird of cuckoo family 44 Golfer's device 45 Self-esteem 47 Apex 49 Surround 52 Approaches 59 Trtln track 97 Important metil 90 Tumult 91 Gaelic 62 Small shield •3 UnoccupM MSow Jl S If

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