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Blytheville, Arkansas
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Tuesday, June 16, 1953
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PACE EIGHT BLYTHEVTLLE"(ARK.) COURIER NEWS TUESDAY, JUNE 16, 1953 ME BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS TOT COURIER NEWS CO. H. W. KAINIS, PublUher KAHRT A. HAINES, Assistant Publisher A. A. PREDRICKSON, Editor PACL D. HUMAN, Advertising Manner Bolt National Adrertlslng Representatives: Wallac* Wltmer Co., New York, Chicago, Detroit, AtlinU, MemphU. Entered »s second class matter at the post- office at Blythevllle, Arkansas, under act of Con, October », 1911. Member of The Associated Preaj SUBSCRIPTION RATES: By carrier In the city of Blythevllle or anj iuburb»n town where carrier service is maintained, 25c per w«k. By mail, within a radius ol 50 miles, J5.00 per year, 12.60 for sli months, 11.25 for three months: by mail outnide 50 mile zone, tis.50 per year payable In adranoa. people judge the quality of their leaders when they must listen to accounts manufactured to suit the conveniences and prejudices of men grinding their special axes? Perhaps the worst thing is that the authors and advocates of rewritten history make of their product a doctrine and a faith. They are generally quite intolerant of those who do not accept every item of belief without change. "With us or against us," is the way it goes. One may be forgiven for wishing we could all get back to the point where facts are viewed as worthy objectives and not as irritating encumbrances marring the smooth surfaces of comfortably distorted history. Sort of logged Down AH* Meditations At midnlfhi I will rise to jive thanks unto thee because of Ihy righteous judtrmcnts. — Fwlnu 119:62. » * * A secret sense of God's goodness is by no means enough. Men should make solemn and outward expression! of it, when they receive His creatures for their support; a service and homage not only lue to Him, but profitable to themselves. — Dean Stanhope. Barbs Those Who Distort History Damage Government Pol icy Students of the Soviet Union marved at the dexterity the Russians exhibit in rewriting history — not once but again aritl again — to suit their purposes of the moment. This is a much more exhaustive process than many of us realize. If, for instance, Kremlin strategy requires an especially strong anti-American propaganda bent, you may find stripped from the history books all mention of Joseph Stalin praising the opening of a second front in World War II. You will read instead that on that memorable occasion the late premier said something totally different. Yet that isn't necessarily the end. The time might come when the Russians decide "friendship" with America is again a profitable course. Then Stalin's kind words might be resurrected, if any copies still exist. Unhappily, the rewriting of history is not continued to the Soviet orbit. Men in western nations practice it, too. The difference is that in the West these distortions are never consciously prepared as official government policy. They are dwelt upon by individuals, groups, elements in political parties. Rewritten history can indeed affect government policy in the West, however, either by creeping into official thinking or by reflecting itself in strong opposition to government programs. A sample distortion in America, which may have been partly due to mere forgetfulness, was the oft-repeated statement in the last year or two that we entered the Korean war to unify Korea. A five-minute look into any newspaper file si enough research to demonstrate the inaccuracy of that declaration. The events surrounding the Communist conquest of China lend themselves ideally 'to this kind of rewriting, since so many of the vital facts of the matter are still undetermined, or lost in a fog of charges, claims, propaganda and deliberate falsehood. A great deal of damage can be done by producing this misshapen history. The harm to government policy is obvious. It is fantastic to think that any major government should forge program partly founded upon — or modified by — contrived misinformation. It is hardly less weird to think of a great democratic citizenry being sadly confused by the effort to distinguish between real history and the distorted versions steadily foisted upon it, How can Views of Others Underneath The Front Porch A good sport is one who thinks that fun is well worth the trouble. « + * With wcitlon time here, mother it finding out that with junior every day Is a fresh bcsin- nlnf. * * * An Illinois girl sued a motorist for necking A miss in the motor is safer than one in the front seat, men! * * * Don't brag about your home town after you leaTe It — do It now! * * * It won't be long until It Is county fair season, when folks get hot dogs — from walking around. The man down the block, an ..oldtimer, was fretting about the lawnmower. "So I haul it up from the basement, oil it, and cut the grass with It," he began. "When I finish, where does it go? Back to the basement? There's not enough room in the garage. I know, 111 keep it under the—" "—front porch," we finished the sentence with him. And then there was laughter all around. Front porch? Veranda? Piazza? Nonsense! There's no such animal today! "Ranchhouse" architecture allows maybe a. cement slab terrace to serve as a porch of sorts. Of course, there's no space underneath it, just solid cement. And so, except where it lingers in attached magnificence to » slapboard castle of post-Victorian or Edwardian style, the good, old, rambling, elevated front porch is a thing of the past. More, we say, is the pity. The family veranda had a long row of wicker chairs and a good, solid wooden swing. Underneath ( was a Stygian cavern where all manner of outdoor or household goods could be stored for the season. The lawnmower reposed there, together with an assortment of rakes and garden, tools. This was the place, too, for the Jong ladder which reached to the eaves for handy cleaning of the gutters. (Nowadays there is an "overhang" which dispenses with gutters, letting the rain slide off the roof into the peony bed.) When father finished puttering of a summer evening he opened the lattice door and thrust under the porch whatever tools he had been using or perhaps the end of a plank which had gone to repair the porch steps. Underneath the front porch one might find an abandoned baby buggy, a gallon jar of turpentine, a length of hose, a few half-used cans of paint, an most assuredly a wooden wheelbarrow. Not infrequently it served as a 'blockhouse against the incursions of young Indian raiders, or even as a pirate den where little Teach sported a black patch and plotted sorties upon the neighborhood. Alas, all this belongs to another age. "Put it underneath the front porch?" "What with — dynamite?" —The Ashville Citizen. Erskine Johnson. IN HOLLYWOOD HOLLYWOOD —(NEA)— Exclusively Yours: Paulette Goddard frisked every cranny of her keen, razor - sharp mind and couldn't come up with an explanation of why she was known as a temperamental, foot-stamping movie queen a few years ago. Now Miss Cooperation of 1953 showing up earlier and staying later than anybody else, she told me on the "Sins of Jezebel" set: "There's always another side to story. Believe me, I've never been temperamental. But it is true that nobody ever knew how to cas me, particularly Paramount. Now I'm hoping that if I play a variety of parts, somebody will find out. 1 Paulette on writing her memoirs: "Neve r. Everybody and his brother is writing his memoirs. My mother taught me caught in a crowd." never to get Peter frfson's Washington Column-— Sen. Taft's Five-Month Record Shorn He Has His Own Program WASHINGTON — NEA — While | ator Taft has said and done in thi much attention has been pairt to j five months since the Republican reviewing the accomplishments of j took over has indicated that hi President Eisenhower's' first! lias a program of his own—whethe: months in the | Eisenhower has or not. And Taf White House, it is equally profitable now to take stock of Sen. does not bother to clear his state ments with the White House. Press Meetings Air Taft'j Views President Eisenhower has Robert A. Taft's 'press conference only two or three half of the administration. Mr. Republican has times a month. Reporters on Cap itol Hill see Senator Taft two or three times a day. Taft's ideas Free Economy The House Banking Committee has shown good Judgment by voting 28 to 0 to kill the 90- day emergency economic controls law which was approved by the Senate. The Senate bill was rendered largely meaningless by the , addition of the provision that the President could freeze wages, prices and rents only if Congress declared war or adopted a declaration of emergency. But it Is better to have no such legislation on the books at all, and that Is what the House committee has voted for. Our Government must stand for a free economy or a controlled one. If it is for a free economy, It should be for a free one all the way. The House Banking Committee obviously believes in a free economy. —Chattanooga News-Free Press. for five months. Peter Edson It ls true that no later than April 9. Senator Taft told the Republican National Committee that President Eisenhower would be re-elected in 1956. Furthermore, after the Chicago convention last year, Senator Tnft said that he had made his last bid for the White House. Senator Taft is a year older than President Eisenhower. Taft will be 64 on Sept. 8. By election day, 1956, he would be 67< Only one President, William Henry Harrison, at 63, was older on inauguration day. And he died a month after taking office. But—if President Eisenhower decided not to run in 1956—or if President Eisenhower tried to toss his torch to someone like Gov. Thomas E. Dcwey of New York, whom Taft Republicans hate—or if Senator Taft did not like the way the Eisenhower crowd had been running things- Well, politicians, like womln. claim a divine right to change their minds. And some of the people to whom the senator has been talking recently have come out of his office saying that he still had ideas about the White House and how it should be run. now been Senate j today are therefore better Known majority leader than the President's, and there are more of them. On domestic policies, Senator Taft has in general gone along- with the Eisenhower leadership This has caused many Washington observers to comment that the widely predicted split between the President and the senator simply isn't going to come off. On foreign policy the harmony hasn't been so close. The most recent incident over the senator's speech on "let's go it alone" in Korea is only the latest of a long series of disagreements. It Is the basis of this record that there is justification for concluding an Eisenhower-Taft split over foreign policy will come eventually. President Eisenhower is essentially a believer In international cooperation to overcome potential enemies and ensure peace In the world. Senator Tait clings to the idea of making the United States strong internally, basing American defense primarily on that, giving less aid and placing less reliance on foreign allies. Call this policy isolation if you will. Thus far in the Eisenhower administration it would appear that the senator's point of view has prevailed more often than not. Senator Taft scored his first Certainly, everything that Sen- point even before inauguration. He got from President Eisenhower a promise that no U.S. commitments would be made to the British in talks with Prime Minister Winston Churchill. There were many misgivings when Senator Taft took a post on the Foreign Relations Committee. For nearly a month thereafter, the senator tipped no applecarts. Then President Eisenhower sent to Congress the draft of a mild resolution against Russia's perversion of the Yalta and Potsdam agreements. Senator Taft thought it should be toughened up. He put through an amendment which in effect questioned the validity of those pacts. But instead of making an issue of it, which would have brought on an open Eisenhower- Taft break, the President's resolution was simply allowed to die. It was a Taft victory. The evolution of Taft's Korea lolicy is interesting. On Feb. 9, m a radio interview, the senator declared the U.S. was already "at 'ull war" with Communist China. He said a blockade of the China coast was desirable, if it could be worked out. When Secretary of State John Foster Dulles went before the Sente Foreign Relations Commfttee o soft-pedal such demands. Taft observed that much more aid could >e given Asia by reducing the amount given to Europe. On April 20, Taft expressed the lope that all the problems of Asia could be settled "at one bite" — neaning in one conference. Five weeks later he was to advocate hat if truce, negotiations in Korea ail, then we should let all our allies know we are withdrawnig rom all further negotiations. He as much support for this idea. But that is where President Eis- nhower had to say "No!" Ty Power and Jimmy Stewart, it now can be told, hit the gold jackpot when they gamled with U-I on profit-sharing movies. Ty worked minus salary in Mississippi Gambler," as did Jimmy Stewart in "Winchester" and "Bend of the River." Ty's share of the profits to date is close to $700,000 and Jimmy's cut of his melon is an estimated $1,200,000. Before 3-D, says Arthur Maisel, you could spot a movie actor by his dark glasses. Now you can spot audiences by theirs. IN HAIR-TEARING MOOD STEVE COCHRAN'S steaming over his minute-type billing in "She's Back On Broadway" and beini "The Bros. "I can't understand actor a big buildup," "and then trying to down." put into a minor role in Desert Song" by Warner giving an he wails, tear him Jean Pierre Aumont is set for his warbling debut in a nightclub act in Las Vegas. . .It's an unhappy Orson Welles again. The him payments" on "The movie he made in Frank Westmore-Madge Meredith dating could add up to matrimony, both shyly admit. .. .Vic Mature, who wrestled a lion to the death in "Samson," tops himself in "Tha Story of Demetrius." With his bare mitts, he makes sausage out of three tigers. ON THE HOME SCREENS HOLLYWOOD ON TV: Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca won't be making a movie this summer. They say they couldn't find the right story. . .Marilyn Maxwell is type-casting herself as a movie star in "Hollywood Marvel," a new tele- film series. . . .Now it's Fearless Fagan headed for TV. The lion star of the MGM picture will star in a video series. Ditto Broderick Crowford in "Manhunt" for Screen Gems. . .Tom D'Andrea. who plays Bill Bendix's pal on "The Life of Riley," will get the solo comedian buildup at NBC in addition to his Riley emoting. "Scared Stiff," the new Martin and Lewis comedy, is a down-memory-lane flicker for comedian Benny Rubin. Beany worked in the original version co-starring Lila L and Wallace Reid in 1922. Four Hollywood actors were paid $5 a day apiece to run around in sheets as "Ghosts." Benny was one of them. The other three were eorge O'Brien, Mervyn LcRoy and • J Bill (Hopalong) Boyd. government rebated $200^ to 1 for excess tax payments on '" Stranger," a Hollywood before his European exile. But a Hollywood attorney attached the money before it could be sent to Orson. . .Bobs Watson, the one-time kid star, is in the Army now but he's still emoting. Assigned to special service, he'll star this summer in a Fort Ord, Calif., G.I. version of "Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde." The wheels are moving to put "The Life of Russ Colurnbo" before the camera in mid-July, with his 15-year-old nephew playing him as a young boy, and Perry Como playing Russ as an adult. Marie Windsor Is slated for the "heiress" tag. Her father, Lane Bertelsen, just struck what may be one of the largest uranium veins in the world at the family mine in Marysvale, Utah. Short story: One of our biggest movie queens is running true to orm in her current flicker. She 'Uttered up the blonde actress who has the second lead, advised her n camera angles and even helped with the make-up. Came the day or the young blonde's big scene ind the older star broke the bad lews—it was now her big scene. What' she didn't tell was that he had demanded the change weeks before and had promised he studio she would have the ounger emoter all softened up by the time the scene was yanked away from her. Fay W r a y's moppet, Bobby, beamed over . his new Boy Scout uniform and bragged: "Look at the short-sleeved trou- Novelist Alfred Hayes will dl- voce his mate in Nevada—ironic because he's the author of the new Kirk Douglas starrer, "Act of Love." the Doctor Says— By EDWIN P. JORDAN. M.D. Written for NEA Service correspondent who signs her- 'Anxious Mother." tells oi SO THEY SAY We like them to attack in large numbers, because then we can mow them down. — British Maj.-Gen. William Hinde, on Mau-Mau raids. * * * We are increasingly possessed with the disquieting feeling that the Ice Age has returned to Washington. — Ladies' Garment Workers Union report criticizing Eisenhower's administration. * * * / I believe our political oranization didn't grow as fast as the country. There Is a tendency when you hold the executive to take things easy and restrict leadership. — Stephen A. Mitchell, national chairman, Democratic Party. * * * I'd like Congress to answer tor him. They made him an officer, hut they didn't make him a gentleman. — Florence "Pancho" Barnes sues Air Force General Holloner (or instituting a boycott against her dude ranch. * * * H is my simple duty today together with my Invaluable, Indispensable but publicly Inarticulate lifelong partner. Mamie Eisenhower, to bring you greetings from your national administration. — President Eisenhower's description of his wife to a Williamsburg, Va., crowd. difficult problem with her six-and- a-half-year-old daughter. For the past four years the little girl has had dizzy spells off and on. The dizziness lasts for three to four hours, and then the youngster vomits, she sleeps for a time, and then Is all right. According to the letter this little girl has been thoroughly examined by competent physicians and has even had the test oi the brain Waves known as the electro-encephalogram. Apparently, a definite diagnosis cannot be applied, but the doctors are tentatively treating it as a mild case of epilepsy. The mother writes (hat she and her husband are anguished about this and want to know what t:iey should do next. This is indeed fi difficult problem. Quite evidently the little girl does not have real convulsions which would make one think of grand mal. or severe epilepsy, noi- ls the electro-encephalogram sufficiently abnormal to permit a diagnosis of petit mal or minor epilepsy. In fact, according to the information supplied, the ohiid has neither convulsions nor mental "blackouts".which are so common with epilepsy. It is recognized that the ronril-1 tion known as epilepsy docs not always produce uniform or typical symptoms. Indeed, variations from iho usual are sometimes called "epileptic cflulvnlnls" and this could possibly account for the dizzy spells, though one would expect to find something wronir with the ^eclro-pncephalogram us well. The parents have dnno everything they could for the youngster, and the child has apparently been carefully studied by competent physicians. In the light of these facts, the parents must make an effort to control their anguish, and not to become stampeded into unwise activity or search for some easy solution. Clue May Arise It is well to remember that many children show unusual symptoms and then lose or outgrow them so that they become a mere memory. This is likely to happen in the child under discussion, or If it does not, It seems probsble that some clue will arise before long which will make it possible to obtain a definite diagnosis. The fact, however, that the little girl has ha.d dizzy spells for four years without getting much worse would lead to the hope and perhaps even expectation that she is more likely to outgrow them than to develop anything new of a more serious nature. The parents can take hope in the law of probabilities. club from dummy at the first trick. He thought that he intended to take the club finesse sooner or later anyway, and he didn't want to be talked out of this finesse. East won with the king of clubs and returned the eight of clubs. West won the second defensive trick by ruffing and led a heart to his partner's ace. East led an- Columbla big wheels are holding their Lreaths about what will happen when the censors get a peek at the horrible facial makeup of Gloria Orahame in "The Big Heat." She gets scalded by hot coffee in the script. v No proposal or ring yet, but the correct play is to win the first trick with dummy's ace of clubs. South can then draw trumps and proceed to give up the three tricks that he can well afford to lose — the two red aces and the king of clubs. In yesterday's hand, and again in today's hand the South player managed to lose 200 points instead of winning 620 points. It pays to know the simple rule that makes a difference of 820 points in each of these hands. 75 Yean Ago In Blythevill* — Lloyd Florman who lias been visiting relatives in Decatur, Ala., has gone to Clarksdale, Miss., for another week before returning home. Miss Eugenia Crawford, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ivy Crawford, waa elected third vice-president of tha Arkansas division of the Children of the Confederacy at the annual meeting In Prarie Grove last week. John Charles White, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse White, underwent a tonslllectomy today at the Walls hospital. After an embarrassing experience at the church, the Reverend Passmore arranged with the road patrol to watch for any scheduled June bridegroom who might be seen leaving town on his wedding day, and since then there have been no escapes. Screen Actress Answer to Previous Puzzle JACOBY ON BRIDGE Hold This Hand? Draw Trump Pronto By OSWALD JACOBY Wrillcn for NEA Service Yesterday I showed a very sTnT- ple hand In which the chief point of play was to refrain from drawing the trumps. Today I show an equally simple hand In which the chief point of play is to draw the trumps as soon as possible. When the hnnd was actually played, .South blithely played a low NORTH 16 AQJ94 V 10 *KQ43 + AJ53 WEST EAST 485 *73 VJ8653 »A9742 » AJ872 «96 + 7 #K884 SOUTH (D) * AK 1062 VKQ « 105 4 Q 10 9 2 Both sides vul. SMth Weit North East 14> Pass 3 <> Pass 1 * Pass Pass Pass ACROSS 9 Wreathe 1 Screen actress Iop " rmese N-incy wood sprites 6 She has light 12Sv "*' hair *• secretion 11 Impugn 13 Muse of astronomy 1-1 Courage 15 Obvious 13 Superior 18 Indian mulberry 20 Staggered 21 Expunger Opening lead— + 7 other club for West to ruff, and West then cashed the ace of diamonds. The defenders collected a penalty'of 200 points with two aces, two ruffs, and the king of clubs. South should have won 620 points instead of losing 200. It was Just \ matter of knowing and applying the simple rule mentioned in yesterday's column: Study the dummy to see. whether or not you need any losing cards with dummy's trumps. If you need such ruffs, don't draw the trumps; if you don't need such ruffs, do draw the trumps In this case, South did not need any ruffs In the dummy, and .herefore should have looked for i way to draw the trumps • as quickly as possible. South could afford to lose one club (rick and the two red aces. To guard against a ruff, tin 17 Knock 19 Roads (ab.) 20 Surfeited 24 Guides 27 Dcmolishers 31 Ringworm 32 Backless seat 33 False gods 34 Taut 35 Plant anew 37 Practiced 38 Motorists 40 Fairy fort 43 Persian president . 44 Easter (ab.) 47 Complete 50 She has a nature 53 Rasps 54 Click beetle 55 Painful spots 56 Void DOWN 1 Sport 2 Employed 3 Devotees 4Separale column S Dilute (ab.) G Kalian community 7 Rcident 8 Heavy blow ethers 24 Mix 25 Ocean movement 26 Son of Seth 28 Eternities 30 Winter 44 Feminine vehicle appellation 36 Coins 45 Fish sauce 37 Edge 46 Withered 39 Six (Roman) 48 Follower 40 Lower limbs 49 Legal point 41 Nested boxes 51 Measures of 42 She is a screen cloth let 52 Srooze f )L

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